Special Events – 2014 Los Angeles

Events include The Award Reception, Lifetime Achievement Awards,  Film Competition Awards Ceremony, a special 4k “Samsara” Screening sponsored by Band Pro and an Exclusive Sony Electronics 4K Screening of “A Million Ways to Die In The West”

All guests must register for Cine Gear Expo to attend any special event, screening or seminar on the Paramount Lot. Your Cine Gear badge is your credential. Seating is limited, first come first served for all Screenings and Premiere Seminars.  Registration entrance and parking are the same for Expo, Seminars, and Events.

Cine Gear Expo Award Reception (Invitation Only)

At the Paramount Theater and Paseo Grounds

Friday, June 6, 8:00 pm – 11:00m

Indy, Student Shorts, & Feature Film Competition winners will be announced

Finalists for the Film Series and Competition


To be screened on Thursday, June 5th from 12:00Noon to 8:30pm

See the screening schedule and buy tickets soon!

Winners announced at the Awards Reception

Cinematography Lifetime Achievement Award

The Cine Gear Expo 2014 Cinematography Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Mr. Adam Greenberg, ASC in recognition of the significant contributions he has made to advancing the art and craft of Cinematography.

 The Awards ceremony is part of the Awards Party at the Paramount Theater in Hollywood.


Cinematographer Adam Greenberg, ASC.photo by: Brian HamillAdam Greenberg, ASC


Greenberg was born in Poland and grew up in Russia and Israel. As a youngster, he took up still photography. He got his first job at 17, working in a motion picture laboratory processing black-and-white film.

            Greenberg went on to shoot his first feature in 1962. Through the 1960s and early ’70s, Greenberg was director of photography on documentaries and features, mainly produced in Israel. By the mid-1970s, he primarily was working on features in Europe and South Africa. Some, including The Big Red One (starring Lee Marvin), were filmed for American producers. Three of his films from that period earned Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film: I Love You Rosa, Operation Thunderbolt and The House on Chelouche Street.

            In 1980, Greenberg moved to Los Angeles. He went on to shoot three high-grossing films: Three Men and a Baby, Ghost and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The latter earned an Oscar®, ASC and BSC nominations. He worked on nearly 30 features during his career, including La Bamba, Turner & Hooch, Alien Nation, First Knight, Sphere, Rush Hour and Snakes on a Plane, among others.


 Technical Lifetime Achievement Award

The Cine Gear Expo 2014 Technical Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Mr. Andres Valles and Mr. Alfredo Valles, in recognition of the significant contributions Servicevision has made to advancing the art and craft of film making.


ServicevisionAndres and Alfredo Valles biography

Andres and Alfredo Valles, both brothers born in Barcelona, Spain, come from a family with long industrial experience. Since the very beginning, over 30 years ago and together with their wives Mª Angeles Saez and Mª Angeles Casal, who have always been working with them developing their business and projects, have been very concerned providing the Spanish cinema with the latest technology and therefore decided to create an equipment rental company and film services called Servicevision in representation of their ideas.

At the same time , they realize that the film industry all over the world have the need of new film equipment reaching two fundamental premises: been simple but using the most advanced technology providing the best performance for shooting anywhere, and above all, been able to do it under extreme weather conditions and at any field ( mountains, desserts, beaches…)

That’s when they began to develop the product range Scorpio. The first equipment was a tubular aluminum crane and a three axes digital remote head, named now the Classic, still been used today in large international productions. After that, they start developing which became the pearl of Scorpio products: the Scorpio Stabilized Head, used in the main film productions around the world for the last 10 years due to its high level of stabilization together with its functionality. Following this there are a range of telescopic cranes, Stabilized Ball Head for helicopters, lens control and the car crane named Scorpio Arm, always SCORPIO in reference to their zodiac sign.

One of the first products developed 30 years ago, before the robotic, were macro lenses still working today in rental houses from Los Angeles and London. Seven years ago they’ve created a new optical department with engineers and physics to develop its new product: Scorpiolens Anamorphic 2x. It is a new concept of anamorphic lenses to offer the best anamorphic quality reducing weight, size and aberrations. With this new project, the Valles´s brothers are willing to offer to the film industry a new tool to be able to enrich the diversity that characterizes the cinematographic world.

Twelve years ago, they opened a company in Los Angeles named Servicevision USA with the idea to provide local service to local productions, school for Scorpio users, and service to all clients of Scorpio in that part of the world. With this company, Servicevision can offer 24hours services to their customers with the best technicians without interruption.

Once again the mentality of the brothers and their wives has been inculcated to the more than 60 workers that Servicevision worldwide has, to offer to the image professionals more tools to develop their art without limitations.

The Awards ceremony is part of the Awards Party at the Paramount Theater.

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Friday June 6, 2014

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Paramount Theater

Celebrating 30 Years in the industry, Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. is proud to present a free screening of ‘Samsara’ on Friday 6/6 at 3:00pm in the Paramount Theater at Cine Gear LA 2014.  Presented in 4K projection as it was meant to be seen, ‘Samsara’ (directed by Ron Fricke and produced by Mark Magidson) is a visually stunning film that truly shows the full capabilities of 4K.  Seating is limited and early attendance is encouraged.  Check out the ‘Samsara’ trailer on Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/46273869

A Q&A with ‘Samsara’ Producer Mark Magidson will immediately follow the film.  Seating is limited and early attendance is encouraged.




Friday, June 6, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Paramount Theater

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Special 4K Screening of

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Shot with the Sony F55 Camera in 4K and projected with the Sony 4K digital projection system.

Seth MacFarlane directs, produces, co-writes and plays the role of the cowardly sheep farmer Albert in Universal Pictures
and MRC’s new comedy “A Million Ways to Die in the West.”

Panel Discussion scheduled beforehand

The event will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014, with the activities beginning promptly at 7:00 pm. Seating opens at 6:30pm.

This special event is open to registered Cine Gear Expo attendees and Sony guests. Admission complimentary. Sponsored by Sony. Seating is very limited. Please arrive to the theater early.




Saturday June 7, 5:45pm – 8:30pm, Paramount Theater

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Sony Special Screening                            

Admission Complimentary.  Sponsored by Sony


No Compromises
(Ultra) Low Budget Workflow with VFX and 4K
Panel discussion and screening of the award winning short film “App”

The team behind “App” (Tribeca 2014, Sloan Award Winner, Cine Gear Best Student Short Finalist) breakdown their ultra-low
budget workflow shooting 4K RAW Lite with the Sony F65. With heavy VFX and an ultra-low budget, the director, producer, and
DP discuss how Sony 4K saved the production budget and made a two-man post team possible.

The editor and animator share their consumer hardware, Windows/Mac agnostic, workflow to offline 4K, edit, online, roundtrip to
After Effects and out to Resolve for a final grade at Fotokem.

In attendance for the panel discussion and screening will be:
Alexander Berman, director
Edouard de Lachomette, producer
Edward Salerno Jr., cinematographer
Jeremy Lerman, editor
Benjamin Berman, VFX

Event to be announced

This special event is open to registered Cine Gear Expo attendees and Sony guests.

Celebrating Anniversaries:

Panavision – 60th
Birns & Sawyer – 60th
Band Pro – 30th
Airstar – 20th
IATSE Local 728 – 75th



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