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Kodak Master Awards Portraits

These portraits of Kodak Master Award recipients have been restored by Carlos Esteves csc

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Harry Makin csc 1930-2020

Harry Makin csc is considered one of the finest cinematographers of his generation, renowned for his powerful visual interpretations and technical acumen.  Makin was an astute cinematic talent who was innovative, ground-breaking and could raise a production to loftier heights through his creativity.  Makin often compared filmmaking to a glass, where the director would begin […]

Podcast

Elie Smolkin csc

This podcast features Director of Photography Elie Smolkin csc in conversation with Carolyn Wong of the CSC.

Elie’s formative years in sports came to the fore when an elective gym course in high school was full and anded into a TV Production course where his love for cinematography was born. This led to meeting Kamal Derkaoui csc who generously mentored him. Elie loves the balance of technical, creative – the personality of lenses and customizing them for projects. Words of wisdom: Have your basics, try things, take risks when confident and don’t get complacent or let yourself get bored.

Guest hosted on the CSC instagram March 16-30, 2019

Podcast production services were provided courtesy of ZERO11ZERO

Release date:
18 August 2020

Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC) · Elie Smolkin, CSC Podcast

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CSC Live: Luc Montpellier csc and Production Designer Peter Cosco

Luc Montpellier csc and Production Designer Peter Cosco talk musicals and production design. Rocky Horror Picture Show is the film they focus on (the new version they both worked on together).

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CSC Live: Maya Bankovic CSC & Matt Lloyd CSC ASC

Maya Bankovic CSC & Matt Lloyd CSC ASC discuss the Director and DP relationship with special guest: Director Chelsea McMullan. Michael Jari Davidson, Associate Member, opens the session with a tour of the new CSC website

Podcast

Brendan Uegama csc

This podcast features Director of Photography Brendan Uegama csc, in conversation with Carolyn Wong of the CSC.

Brendan reveals how Stars Wars trickery shaped his desire to get into movies. And discusses the lighting behind some of his recent colourful projects (Katy Keene, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), how he is always looking for ways to keep growing, learning and progressing as a DP. His philosophy – drive to create something better all the time – don’t settle on ‘just getting it done’ and keep the positivity flowing.
Guest hosted on the CSC instagram April 16-30, 2020

Podcast production services were provided courtesy of ZERO11ZERO.

Release date:
16 July 2020

Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC) · Brendan Uegama, CSC Podcast

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Roy Tash csc (1898-1988) Archival Images

Roy Tash csc was a pioneer cinematographer who began filming news footage in Chicago in 1915 and moved to Toronto to work with Blaine Irish (on, e.g., the Camera Classics series and photographing the feature’s Satan’s Paradise).

In 1925 he was the official photographer on the Canadian government’s annual expedition to the eastern Arctic. He joined Associated Screen News in 1925 and remained there throughout the rest of his career, shooting footage for all the major American newsreels (including the filming of the Dionne quintuplets in 1932), and some documentaries, including several Canadian Cameos. He went on to become one of the founding members of the CSC in the late 50’s.

The photos in this gallery were recaptured and restored by Carlos Esteves csc. These photos are framed and on display at the CSC’s Clubhouse at William F. Whites.

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CSC Live: Bobby Shore csc & Norm Li csc

Bobby Shore csc & Norm Li csc talk about the path to finding meaningful projects.

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CSC 50th Anniversary Historical Interviews (from 2007)

This is a shortened, remastered version of the 50th anniversary historical interviews, re-cut by Francis Luta.

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CSC Live: Douglas Koch csc and Lighting Designer/Gaffer Fast Eddy Mikolič

Douglas Koch csc and Lighting Designer/Gaffer Fast Eddy Mikolič will demonstrate how to remotely light and shoot with Arri Remote Workflow Expert François Gauthier and Grande Chief Technology Officer Nicolas Fournier.