It is with heavy hearts that we report the sad news of the passing of our friend and collaborator Karl Kresser.  Together with his wife, Juliane Grosso, he was responsible for producing Cine Gear Expo.  Prior to Cine Gear, he was the Marketing Manager at Otto Nemenz International Inc. for over 20 years. In addition to his duties at Cine Gear Expo, he and Juliane had been working to establish a premium winery in Paso Robles, California known as Grosso Kresser Vineyards.  We were fortunate during the last Cine Gear Expo to have Karl and Juliane sit down for an interview which you can view here:

There will be a celebration of Karl’s life on Saturday, April 30th from 11am to 2pm at Otto Nemenz, 5700 Buckingham Parkway, Culver City, CA 90230.

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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.