CineGear On Air Event Series

Conversation with “Winning Time” DPs

Date: August 22, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm PST
Price: FREE

Join Directors of Photography Todd Banhazl, ASC and John Matysiak with Moderator Greg Smokler to chat about “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” S2 now playing on MAX.

Cinematographers Todd Banhazl, ASC, and John Matysiak will join Moderator Greg Smokler (VP of Cine Products, Creative Solutions) to discuss shooting the popular “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” series.

Topics discussed will include the techniques, tools and technologies used to capture this entertaining fast-break drama series — playing now on MAX. Other focuses include a deep-dive on camera systems used, camera movement choices — and other approaches taken to bring this unique LA Lakers story to life.

Questions? This ON AIR discussion will provide an opportunity for audience Q&A.

This episode is made possible by AJA Video Systems.

Gabriel Mays

AbelCine Director of Rental
As Director of Rental, Gabriel Mays oversees growth of Rental by nurturing business relationships and unifying the customer experience nationwide. In his previous role as the LA Rental Manager, Gabriel worked with producers, cinematographers, and assistant camera operators to provide the highest level of customer service possible. He also ensured that all their equipment needs are met on budget. Before coming to AbelCine in 2015, Gabriel previously worked as a Communications Instructor and Electronic Media Engineer at a private university. He taught various courses in electronic media, including film, broadcasting, and digital arts. Gabriel is an award-winning cinematographer, director, producer, and editor known for his innovative research and implementation of new film techniques. He was also one of the first to implement HDSLR cameras into filmmaking. He has been the cinematographer on dozens of independent films, documentaries, and music videos.