Complete coverage of the annual Digital Cinema Society exploration of Motion Picture Lighting and Grip Technology is now streaming. Hosted by Cinematographer and DCS Founder, James Mathers, the daylong event was held at the IATSE Local 80 stage in Burbank, CA on Saturday, February 29th, 2020.
In addition to presentations on the latest lighting technology by almost every major manufacturer in the industry, there is an inspirational presentation and short practical demo by renowned Cinematographer Rodney Charters, ASC, as well as an in-depth presentation by Panasonic's Laurence Nunn on the VariCam family of Digital Cinema cameras.
We were also proud to present a special presentation on SSI (Spectral Similarity Index), a system for rating the color fedelity and spectral response of LED lighting instruments. Featured speakers in this presentation include ASC Cinematographers Steve Poster, and Steve Fierberg, Google Color Scientist, Paul Debevec, Cinematographer and Quasar Science Color Engineer Timothy Kang, and Sekonic Brand Manager for The MacGroup, Ab Sesay.
The presentation was organized by the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science, (with special thanks to the Academy's George Joblove, Dan Sherlock, and Joe Di Gennaro.)
An excellent perspective on color science was also presented by Kino Flo's Frieder Hochheim..
Manufacturer presentations include, (in alphabetical order):
BB&S Lighting • BROKEH Lighting System • Cineo Lighting • DADCO • ETC • Fiilex • Film Gear •
FLUOTEC • Kino Flo • Light & Motion • LiteGear • Litepanels • Litra • Lowel • Luminys • Mole
Richardson • Nanlite • Nila • Panasonic • Quasar Science • Rosco/DMG Lumiére • Rosco Labs •
SoftDrop • Rotolight • Sekonic • TRP/he Rag Place • Zylight
We would like to acknowledge our wonderful volunteer crew, including:
Producer David Mahlmann • Cinematographer Cameron Cannon • Camera Operators John Tucker, Enrique Del Rio, and Tristan Aghapjanian • Gaffer Alexander Bonelli • Key Grip Mitch Gulbin • Sound Recording, Data, and Post Services Christopher Scott Knell • Sound Recording Assistant Kylina Aliotti • Stage Manager Chris Applegate • On-camera talent Kristel Elling • Motion title sequence shot by Alyssa Miulli • Event Management Team: Charlene Mathers, Quiana Skiffer, and Al Gonzales.
Special thanks to:
Panasonic • Rosco SoftDrop • Mole-Richardson • TRP/The Rag Place • Wooden Nickel • Sekonic • Backstage Cafe • IATSE Local 80 • DADCO • Kino Flo • J.L. Fisher