CamTec would like to recognize our friend and client, director of photography Shawn Kim, for his award winning cinematography on OK Go's "The One Moment" music video. Shawn and our friends at Park Pictures New York took home a total of 6 awards, including 2 Gold Lions, at this years Cannes Lions festival.
A special congratulations to cinematographer and friend Steeven Petitteville for lensing the winning film of the Tribeca Film Festival Tumi 19 Degree competition. The short focuses on rancher, photographer, and "Longmire" author Craig Johnson.
"We have never strived to be the biggest. But we do strive to be the best. We put a huge amount of personal love and attention into the projects that our friends and clients embark upon. The relationships that we cultivate with our clients are deep true friendships that we are very proud of." - Kavon Elhami
"Young mostly used Camtec's customized Vintage Series Ultra Prime lenses developed by Camtec's Kavon Elhami in Los Angeles. The lenses are Arri/Zeiss Ultra Primes, but with recoated glass elements that offer softer contrast and increased flare characteristics.
"On American Hustle, Kavon Elhami at Camtec in Los Angeles helped me with spherical Canon K35s. Ever since then, he has been experimenting with and developing a special set of lenses based on mechanically solid Zeiss Ultra Primes, but where the glass is recoated. It took two years, but they were ready just in time for Joy."
The film was directed by Jaume Collet-Sera, through Bullitt. The toolkit, mainly provided by CamTec in Burbank, included two RED Dragon cameras, a drone mounted with a Panasonic Lumix GH4, an Edge vehicle and crane, three Canon 6Ds shooting time-lapse footage, plus two Codex Action Cams.