Imago Technical Committee Report 2020

By Philippe Ros, AFC, Co-Chairman of the ITC

par Philippe Ros Contre-Champ AFC n°310

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COVID-19 has created a huge crisis in our community with terrible consequences for many of us. IMAGO is deeply concerned by the situation which strikes each country with different levels of casualties.

One thing that is for sure is that it is creating, different approaches to working on set. We believe that the IMAGO Technical Committee (ITC) could learn from different local experiences and share information and technologies that can help crews in facing this crisis.
With the many future collective challenges facing cinematographers, international collaboration through IMAGO is more important than ever, as is also the work of the IMAGO Technical Committee.

IMAGO ITC conference at last Camerimage, attended by Arri, Blackmagic Design, Canon, Panasonic, Panavision, RED, Sony, FilmLight, Cooke Optics, Fujifilm Fujinon, Servicevision and Zeiss.

Réunion ITC Camerimage 2019 - Photos Imago TC
Réunion ITC Camerimage 2019
Photos Imago TC

ITC would like to present some news about one of its recent activities. In November 2019, at Camerimage, we succeeded in gathering numerous manufacturers to present the analysis of the survey ”Requests to Manufacturers” that we launched two years earlier.
Firstly, we would like to thank each association and their administrators who helped us in carrying out this survey. More than 600 cinematographers and other technicians replied to this survey and gave us valuable input through more than 13.000 responses.
Below is a link to the survey results :
Analysis of the survey : “Requests to manufacturers”

We would also like to share the IMAGO Technical Committee report which you can download, and read, below.

ITC Report 2020

This was meant to be shared at the IAGA meeting in Brussels this March and which has now revised after the pandemic lockdown...
You will find, at the end of this, the list of members and associate members of the ITC.
The ITC is active in self-isolation mode. Weekly team discussions and even more frequent direct contacts between ITC members have become a habit, at a time when the overwhelming majority of projects have been stopped.
Currently, the results of the study “Requests to Manufacturers” are being actively discussed and new steps are being prepared :
- Creating a mechanism for monitoring and analysing the interaction with manufacturers and the accomplishments achieved.
- Preparing a list of topics for ITC’s next research.
One of the requested topics, “Meanings of Words”, is currently being worked on. The objective of this project is to unify and streamline the technical terminology in film production especially with the exponential growth of international co-productions.

IMAGO Technical Committee :
Active members

  • Aleksej Berkovic, RGC - Russia
  • John Daly, BSC - United Kingdom
  • Mario Costa, AIP - Portugal
  • Joe Dunton, BSC, MBE - United Kingdom
  • Juan Antonio Fernandez, AEC - Spain
  • Stefan Grandrinetti, BVK - Germany
  • Kommer Klejin, SBC - Belgium
  • Zekeriyat Kurtulus, GYD - Turkey
Edward Lachman, ASC - USA
  • Alex Linden, FSF (Co-Chairman) - Sweden
Patrick Lindenmaier, SCS - Switzerland
  • Jannicke Mikkelsen, FNF - Norway
  • Alfonso Parra, ADFC - Colombia
  • Andres Holcke Petersen, DFF - Denemark
Claire Pijman, NSC - Netherlands
  • Philippe Ros, AFC (Co-Chairman) - France
  • John Christian Rosenlund, FNF - Norway
  • Mick van Rossum, NSC - Netherlands
  • Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC - USA
  • Alex Sterian, RSC - Roumania
  • Dave Stump, ASC (Co-Chairman) - USA
  • Ivar Taim, ESC - Estonia
  • Piet de Vries, ACS - Australia.

Associate members

  • Dirk Meier, BVK (Colourist) - Germany
  • Charles Poynton, PhD (Colour Scientist) - Canada.