Operators Night at Pinewood December 2009  
The BSC were delighted to welcome film director JOHN LANDIS as Guest of Honour on the occasion of their BSC Operators Night which took place in the Ballroom at Pinewood Studios on Friday 12th December 2009.

John, who is over here prepping `Burke and Hare`, which is to be photographed by John Mathieson BSC  at Ealing Studios in the New Year,  entertained the audience with some highly amusing anecdotes.  President Sue Gibson BSC welcomed the guests which included Eduardo Serra AFC ASC who had been in the UK  filming `Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2` and introduced a screening of the new BSC Trailer , produced by Phil Meheux BSC which celebrated the work of the Society`s cinematographers, as part of the 60th Anniversary of the  BSC.

 

After dinner, there was a presentation of the  BSC ARRI John Alcott Memorial Award which went to Paul Collard of Ascent 142 in recognition of the enormous support he had given both the society and cinematographers over the years.       This was followed by the presentation of the BSC Bert Easey Technical Award which went to Kommer Kleijn SBC for his achievement in implementing the 60 frame rate proposal as an addition to the International Standard for digital projection.  

 

Some fine dining was accompanied by excellent wine kindly provided by Panavision UK and a plethora of exciting raffle prizes donated by ARRI GB, Chapman Leonard, Fuji, Kodak, Panalux and Peter Macdonald and Madelyn Most. The raffle raised  2360 for the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children and Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund.



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