Doug Koch csc
This podcast features Director of Photography Doug Koch csc in conversation with Carolyn Wong of the CSC.
Doug chats about his latest feature, Funny Boy, directed by Deepa Mehta. Hear in detail his sneaky lighting trickery, dealing with really-really dark situations, aperture pulling, power outages, 100% handheld and feeling liberated by a ‘real jazz’ style shooting approach for this film. Needless to say, Doug is admittedly pleased with what he was able to accomplish on this 31 day, very low-budget film shot under extreme (heat) weather conditions in Sri Lanka.
Podcast post production services were provided courtesy of ZERO11ZERO
CSC Live: Bolero – Advanced Crew Communications
Join us for our first CSC Live session since August! During this interactive session, we will be taking a close look at the Bolero intercom system, made by Riedel Communications Inc. Jeremy Benning csc will discuss his introduction to this system on a recent Disney project with Jason Ross from Riedel and Peter Slisarenko from Matrix Video Communications. Questions from viewers will be part of the session.
Used by organizations such as Formula 1, Cirque du Soleil, Olympics, NFL etc, this extremely versatile and robust crew intercom system proves its value amidst the challenges of on set communication during pandemic filmmaking; but also as a new standard for film crews going forward.
Special guests Jason Vieira (A-Cam Op), Jasper Vrakking (DIT) and Malcolm Nefsky (Key Grip) will take part of the conversation as well to discuss their experience with using crew intercoms in general and how the Bolero system fit into their on set workflows.
Kodak Master Awards Portraits
These portraits of Kodak Master Award recipients have been restored by Carlos Esteves csc
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 […]
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
18 August 2020
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).
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
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.
16 July 2020
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.
CSC Live: Bobby Shore csc & Norm Li csc
Bobby Shore csc & Norm Li csc talk about the path to finding meaningful projects.