ICG Taps 4 for Special Honors

Four special honors will be presented as part of the International Cinematographers Guild’s 16th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards.

Director of photography David Stump will receive the Canon Camera Award for the advancement of digital technology in film and television. The Deluxe Bud Stone Award for outstanding educational contributions to the art and craft of cinematography will be presented to director of photography Dejan Georgevic. Director of photography Nancy Schreiber will receive the Kodak Award for mentoring young cinematographers. Peter Caranicas of Variety will receive the Technicolor William A. Fraker Award for outstanding journalistic contributions to cinematography.

“These awardees have all taken an active interest in promoting the art of cinematography and are helping to guide the next generation of camera professionals,” said Steven Poster, national president of the ICG.

He said he was especially pleased by the inaugural Canon award which goes to David Stump for his contributions in spearheading the Image Control Assessment Series, sponsored by the ASC, Producers Guild of America and the Motion Picture Academy. “This event was a test of new digital cameras and the new ACES (Academy Color Encoding Specification) workflow designed by the Scientific and Technical Committee of the Motion Picture Academy to help our industry better understand the impact of technology on our craft and our jobs and provided invaluable insights.”

The Emerging Cinematographer Awards will be presented Sept. 30 at the DGA Theater, and the special awards will be presented at a related luncheon on Sept. 28.

As previously announced, winners of the Emerging Cinematographer Awards are camera operator John Barr, 1st AC Daron Keet, camera operator Brian O’Carroll, camera operator Michael Pescasio, camera operator James Takata, camera operator Pete Villani, camera operator Robert C. Webb and 1st AC Stewart Whelan. In addition, 1st AC Michael Lloyd and 1st AC Basil Smith will receive honorable mentions.