Meet our Cinema for a New Age: Going HD Panelists
As we make the final tweaks on Cinema for a New Age: Going HD we thought you’s want to get to know some of the killer panelists who will be sharing their thoughts on cinema’s transition into the digital age. These bios can’t possibly capture their industry expertise and experience, so get up close and personal at 6PM on Thursday, September 6 at Tulane University’s Freeman Auditorium for NOVAC’s Cinema for a New Age: Going HD panel discussion and stay for the reception following where you will have a chance to win print and digital subscriptions to American Cinematographer Magazine and tickets to NOVAC’s 40th Anniversary Decades Bash.
MEET OUR PANELISTS
Iain Marcks, Cinema for a New Age: Going HD Moderator - Independent filmmaker, Union Assistant Cameraman, contributing writer for American Cinematographer and content producer for the ASC. You can follow him @dr_ultimately.
Josh Diamond, One Half of the Directing/Producing Team, The Diamond Bros -
Josh Diamond along with his brother Jason have been Directing, Producing, Editing and providing VFX for the TV/Film industry for over 15 years. After cutting their teeth directing Music Videos on 16mm Film in the mid 1990’s, The Diamond Bros. have been devotees to Digital Cinema ever since, purchasing an early RED ONE camera in 2008. The same year, they Executive Produced the feature “The Exploding Girl” starring Zoe Kazan which went on to Premiere at the 2009 Berlinale, win Best Actress at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival and Theatrical distribution with Oscilloscope. Since then, The Diamond Bros. have continued Directing Music Videos, Commercials, Short Films and are in development on an original Feature Film. Most recently their music video parody of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” starring Cookie Monster, for Sesame Street, went viral with over 9 million views on YouTube. For more from Josh visit the Diamond Bros. website
or follow him @josh_diamond.
Lindsay Fox, Executive Producer/VP, Business Development at Trade Digital Cinema
Lindsay Fox began working in the commercial production industry in 2005 and worked in a variety of capacities with such companies as MJZ, HSI, and Hungry Man. She was introduced to digital acquisition while working on a commercial campaign for the Beijing Summer Olympics, which utilized the Phantom HD and Sony F23 cameras in their early stages of adoption. Recognizing the future of digital acquisition, she began working as a Data Manager at DFC, Digital Film Company. This was a unique opportunity, as DFC was one of the first facilities to support uncompressed, file-based workflows from capture to finish. In addition to her role as a Data Manager, Lindsay became the Lead Project Manager there and was fundamental in facilitating the organization and operations of the company. In 2009 Lindsay co-founded TDC, Trade Digital Cinema, to address the industry shift to digital acquisition and the intense challenges of proper data handling and storage requirements on and near set. TDC is a digital media management company that manages data for the motion picture, television, and advertising industries with clients including Biscuit Filmworks, Anonymous Content, NBC/Universal, MTV Films, Beast Editorial, and Whitehouse Post. Lindsay’s dedication to educating TDC’s clients as well as listening to their ever-changing needs have marked her work as Executive Producer and VP of Business Development. For more from Lindsay and Trade Digital Cinema visit the TDC website
Jendra Jarnagin, Award-Winning Digital Cinematographer -
Jendra Jarnagin is best known for her vast digital cinema expertise and is an in-demand panelist, speaker and instructor all over the world. Jendra is always experimenting with new cameras and techniques and was among the first DPs in the world to shoot with the Red One camera, as well as the very first digital cinema camera, the Viper Filmstream. With over 18 years of professional shooting, Jendra is also experienced in Stereoscopic 3D, extensive Visual Effects, and all film formats including Vista Vision. Notable projects include the multi-award winning feature film Split Ends
, directed by Emmy winner Dorothy Lyman and starring Vincent Pastore as well as episodic television such as Yeni Bastan
, (aka: Green Card,) a prime time drama for FOX Turkey. She has also shot dozens of commercials, promos, music videos and short films. Jendra has spent most of the last six months traveling the world shooting documentaries in countries such as Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, Haiti, South Africa and India. For more from Jendra visit her website
or follow her @Jendra
John Peters, Award-Winning Cinematographer –
Currently named by Kodak as one of the top 100 Cinematographers in the world, John Peters began his career in the UK as a documentary lighting and news cameraman, shooting for the BBC’s flagship documentary series Panorama, On The Record, The Late Show
and CBS News. Working extensively in Northern and Southern Africa, the Middle East, Japan and Northern Ireland, John filmed the attack at Milltown Cemetery in Belfast, the fall of the Berlin Wall, lived with freedom fighters in Eritrea, shot the first pictures of the US sixthe fleet entering the Strait of Hormuz during the Iran/Iraq war and hunted Rhino poachers in Zimbabawe. Returning to the UK, John shot a series of commercials in the UK and Europe, music videos for a host of artists including David Bowie and the Cure and his first feature film, Mad Dogs and Englishmen
before leaving for America. Since living in the USA, John has shot numerous independent films and television shows and been nominated for an ASC award for Time of Your Life.
When not wrestling with heavy machinery, John also enjoys experimenting with his heavily customized Canon 5DMklls, affording the great intuitive flexibility he learnt in his early career, whilst maintaining an incredible raw contemporary quality and style. For more from John visit his website