Join ASC Members at Samy’s in LA to Talk Sony Venice

On May 2, Society members Paul Cameron, Paul Maibaum, Rodrigo Prieto and Dante Spinotti will be at Samy’s in Los Angeles. SOLD OUT

ASC Staff


On Thursday, May 2, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, ASC members Paul CameronPaul MaibaumRodrigo Prieto and Dante Spinotti will be at Samy's DV & Edit and CinemaWorks in Los Angeles to discuss their experience of working with the Sony Venice camera.

This panel discussion is part of a “12 Months of 100 Years of the ASC” speaking series organized by Samy’s in celebration of the Society’s centennial year. You must register to attend, but this event is FREE.

As described by Samy’s:

The Sony Venice camera comes to Samy’s DV & Edit and Cinemaworks

Real-world experiences with the Sony Venice from ASC directors of photography and a collaborating professional colorist.

Learn and be inspired by these brilliant and renown artists as they recount their actual in-the-field and on-set experiences with the incredibly engineered Sony Venice camera. For inspiration and perspective, they will share their own personal reels of past works. Each will then preview their latest works using the remarkable Venice camera while sharing their experiences and perspectives.

Take a look under the hood — of the Sony Venice camera — and meet the Sony Venice technical team of experts at this event to answer your questions on this breakthrough camera. Unlike most new kids on the block, it has already proved itself as a reliable workhorse and go-to camera in full-frame as well as Super 35 applications.

The evening’s four speakers will be:

Paul Cameron, ASC

Paul Cameron, ASC has worked on some of the most visually groundbreaking feature films of the past decade. Having shot the pilot, Cameron recently returned to HBO’s acclaimed series Westworld to shoot the first episode of season three with director Jonathan Nolan. He is also known for his work on the features Gone in 60 Seconds, Man on Fire and Collateral. Cameron recently shot the cop drama 21 Bridges with the Sony Venice.

Paul Maibaum, ASC

Paul Maibaum, ASC will be joined by his colorist, Adam Hawkey, with whom he collaborated on the hit series The Santa Clarita Diet — shot on the Sony Venice. Hawkey will discuss the wider extended parameters of the Sony Venice color science and its positive results. Maibaum’s other credits include series Baby Daddy and Sons of Anarchy.

Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC

Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC is one of the foremost cinematographers in the new wave of Mexican filmmaking and has now become one of the most sought-after artists in the United States as well following a succession of high-profile projects for some of America's top filmmakers. Prieto earned Academy Award nominations for his work in Brokeback Mountain and Silence, while his other credits include Frieda, Babel and The Wolf of Wall Street. Prieto recently completed principal photography on director Julie Taymor’s The Glorias: Life on the Road with the Sony Venice.

Dante Spinotti, ASC, AIC

Dante Spinotti, ASC, AIC is a well-respected, award-winning cinematographer whose work has garnered repeat collaborations with top directors around the world. He was nominated for an Oscar for his work on both L.A. Confidential and The Insider. His other credits include Manhunter, The Last of the MohicansHeat, Red Dragon and Ant-Man and the Wasp. Spinotti was honored with the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. Most recently, he photographed the police drama Black and Blueusing the Sony Venice camera. 

ASC associate member and AC contributor Jay Holben will moderate this discussion.

This event will be held at the Samy’s location in Playa Vista.  The address is 12636 Beatrice St., Los Angeles, CA 90066. Doors will open at 6:00pm.

Again, you must register to attend, but this event is FREE

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