The new President of the BSC, Mike Eley BSC, began his career working on documentaries, a path shared by many excellent British cinematographers. These include his predecessor as BSC President Barry Ackroyd BSC who brought his skills to feature productions following many years collaboration with Ken Loach, and Paul Greengrass.
For the 8th time the Lithuanian Association of Cinematographers held its annual award ceremony to honor the work of cinematographers as well as other members of the Lithuanian film industry and to present awards for the best cinematographers’ works of the year. The ceremony took place in the beautiful church of Saint Catherine in the old town of Vilnius.
Dear friends and colleagues in IMAGO
The IMAGO administration has had a very active year so far in 2017. Not only the IMAGO Board has been active, but also our Committees. IMAGO´s Committee for Creative Technologies in Cinematography has been successfully working to establish closer collaboration with the ASC Technical Committee on issues of common importance, IMAGO´s Educational Committee arranged the largest and most extensive Educational Conference so far in our history in Munich in March, and our Authorship Committee is working intensely to collect information about the authorship situation for cinematographers in all member Countries to determine the road ahead.
Still, much remains in this important year, where IMAGO celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Here is a sum-up of other recent and future important activities in IMAGO in 2017.
Terre di cinema in a direct translation means «The land of Cinema» but in the deeper roots of the language there is another signification which we can attribute the connotation of «The home of cinema». Maybe the title of this summer camp school may have been given by a local politician before the first edition despite not being totally approved by the main organizer Vincenzo Condorelli AIC, the title fits perfectly to the initiative and to the place. In fact, Sicily has been part of the imaginary of cinema since very early ages. Remember Cabiria shot in 1913 with the cinematography by Segundo de Chomón showing the eruption of Mount Etna by using astonishing mastery of special-effects photography? Mount Etna the eternal volcano marks the life of the Mediterranean island. But for more recent generations when «The Godfather» was partly shot in the Sicilia the island became universally known.