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Grant McKinnon wins Allen Guilford Cinematography Award 2014

Aug 16, 2014 | No Comments
Grant McKinnon wins Allen Guilford Cinematography Award 2014

The 2014 Allen Guilford award being presented for it’s first time at the NZIFF 2014 Film Festival was won by Grant McKinnon for the Short Film “Ross & Beth” written and directed by Hamish Bennett. NZCS President Richard Bluck NZCS and Allen Guilford’s wife Sandra were on hand to present the award in Allen’s memory. […]

Allen Guilford Cinematography Award

Jul 22, 2014 | No Comments
Allen Guilford Cinematography Award

The NZ International Film Festival is currently under way. Each year a section of the festival is dedicated to “New Zealand’s Best 2014″ Short film awards and the six finalists are judged for ‘The Madman Entertainment Jury Prize” and “The Friends of the Civic short film award”. From these six finalists a jury of NZCS […]

NAB 2014 Roundup

Jul 17, 2014 | No Comments
NAB 2014 Roundup

On the 23rd of April 2014, NZCS members gathered for an evening to hear impressions and news from some of those who attended this years NAB in Las Vegas. Representatives from Sony, Canon, Gencom, DVT and Park Road Post were all on hand to engage in an open and informal discussion on their own products and […]

A Postcard from Mark Lapwood in Pakistan

Jul 3, 2014 | No Comments
A Postcard from Mark Lapwood in Pakistan

    In the most recent email newsletter (dated 1 July 2014) from the Australian Cinematographers Society, NZCS Full Member Mark Lapwood sends a postcard from Pakistan, where he talks about a project he recently completed for Suzuki, to launch their new compact car, the Wagon R. Read below for the full article. From Mark: Hi […]

Donny Duncan reviews the ARRI Amira

Jul 3, 2014 | No Comments
Donny Duncan reviews the ARRI Amira

In conjunction with Nutshell Camera Rentals, Donny Duncan has reviewed the new ARRI Amira camera, the first to arrive in Australasia. In Donny’s article he talks about taking the Amira out in the field, and pushing it to some extremes. Analysing what it was like to use in the real world, and how the resulting […]

Donny Duncan shoots ISO 5000

Jun 10, 2014 | One Comment
Donny Duncan shoots ISO 5000

Donny Duncan shoots at ISO 5000 for Preview Screening of “The Fault in Our Stars” First seen on Showtools From NZCS Committee member – Donny Duncan: I recently got thrown a nice challenge – Sue May and 20th Century Fox asked me to film audience reactions to the preview of a new movie in the […]