Numerous members of the ASC will be on hand at the 2022 Cine Gear Expo (June 9-12), not only visiting the Society’s booth (#275) but participating in three key events taking place during the show.
Here are the details on this year’s ASC events at Cine Gear, held this year at the Los Angeles Convention Center:
Releasing the ASC MITC StEM2 Project
Thursday, June 9 - 5:30 PM
The ASC has just released the long-awaited follow-up to the DCI/ASC StEM (Standard Evaluation Material) project that helped set the benchmark for the visual quality of digital theatrical projection systems in the early 2000s. The StEM2 movie The Mission is a 17-minute, high-octane adventure short film meticulously crafted by ASC cinematographers, associates, color scientists, technologists, and manufacturers to stress and tax current and future exhibition systems such as laser projection, and emissive screen theatrical displays, and professional and consumer monitors.
The StEM2 is freely available to the industry and will be the benchmark evaluation material for the next generation.
A screening of The Mission will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by StEM2 producer Wendy Aylsworth, which will key participants on the production and detail its uses.
Panelists will include director of photography Christopher Probst, ASC; writer-director-producer Jay Holben, and producer and post-production supervisor Joachim “JZ” Zell.
Friday June 10 – 2:00 PM
Current Lighting Technologies and Creative Collaborations
Moderator Patrick Cady ASC leads the discussion as International Cinema Lighting Society (ICLS) gaffers and console programmers and ASC cinematographers come together for a session about collaboration and the technology that facilitates the workflow on set. Panelists TBA.
Saturday, June 11 – 1:00 PM
Dialogue with ASC Cinematographers
Join Paul Maibaum, ASC as he moderates this panel discussion filled with formal and informal conversations and questions from the audience. Scheduled panelists include ASC cinematographers Patrick Cady, Tom Del Ruth, Gregg Heschong, Shelly Johnson, Patti Lee, George Mooradian, Donald A. Morgan, Tami Reiker, Antonio Riestra and Larry Sher. (Note that attendees should come with questions to ask the panel, and that this session is very popular, so arrive early.)
Copies of the new 11th edition of the American Cinematographer Manual will be available at the ASC/AC booth (#275), as well as a number of other titles, including The Cine Lens Manual and Vittorio Storaro on Bernardo Bertolucci Movies.