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  • 29 November 2021 15:21 | Deleted user

    Have a read through of the latest excellent BACKUP newsletter which includes the offer of Free Mental Health First Aider courses for freelancers. Click on the link below to see what’s on offer.

    https://mailchi.mp/62a98b28d667/backup-newsletter-winter-2021?e=f2f9277c6c


  • VMI

    29 November 2021 15:19 | Deleted user

    This is a great opportunity to find out more about the history of our patrons – who they are, what they do – and why they do it. Barry Bassett at VMI has prepared a brief history of VMI (with pics). It’s fascinating. Click on the links and have a read.

    Brief History of VMI: https://lnkd.in/g3qxTsXH

    Brief History of VMI in pictures: https://lnkd.in/eCtkTXg2

  • 29 November 2021 15:16 | Deleted user

    MESSAGE FROM SOME GUILD MEMBERS

    RE LUCIEN NUNES
    Lucien Nunes is an engineer that many Guild members have worked alongside for decades as a technician for both on-set and off-set rig building. Some sad, terrible news. Lucien has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer of the oesophagus and has started chemotherapy with the hope of extending his life.
    A team of film industry technicians have started this fundraiser for Lucien, to help him fulfil a life-long goal of creating a unique Museum for Electricity and Electronic Technology - MEET. It will be for the next generation, to both inspire and teach.
    If you can, please help – support the fund raising by clicking on the link below and donating whatever you can. On the link below you can also see a short video which explains what has to be done next.
    https://bit.ly/3rdkJ7Y

  • 29 November 2021 15:15 | Deleted user

    ** CAMERIMAGE 2021
    This year’s Camerimage finished on Saturday 20 November and was very successful – well done all the Camerimage team in Torun!
    The gala closing film was NO TIME TO DIE and was introduced by director Cary Joji Fukunaga with DoP Linus Sandgren
    The list of winners included:
    The Golden Frog - C’MON C’MON – DoP Robbie Ryan; Director Mike Mills
    The Silver Frog – THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH – DoP Bruno Delbonnel; Director Joel Coen
    The Bronze Frog – DUNE – DoP Greig Fraser; Director Denis Villeneuve
    Audience Award – C’MON C’MON
    FIPRESCI Prize – ANIMALS – DoP Frank van den Eeden; Director Nabil Ben Yadir
    Polish Film – OPERATION HYACINTH – DoP Piotr Sobocinski Jt; Director Piotr Domalewski
    Director debut – TITANE – DoP Ruben Impens; Director Julia Ducournau
    Cinematographer debut – BIPOLAR – DoP Yuming Ke; Director Queena Li
    Music Video – ZDECHLAM – DoP Kacper Fertacz; Director Zuzanna Plisz
    TV Series – WELCOME TO UTMARK: EYE FOR AN EYE – DoP Andreas Johannessen; Director Dagur Kari
    Documentary feature – MY VOICE WILL BE WITH YOU – DoP Tristan Galand; Director Bruno Tracq
    Documentary short – SURVIVE – DoP Jacob Friedrich Maria Kohl; Directors Lara Milena Brose, Kilian Armando Friedrich
    Laszlo Kovacs Award – Golden Tadpole – THE HOWLING – DoP Max Bugajak; Director Bartosz Brzezinski, Warsaw Film School
    Silver Tadpole – TALA’VISION – DoP Philip Henze; Director Murad Abu Eisheh, Filmakademic Baden-Wurttemberg
    Bronze Tadpole – COLD BLOW LANE – DoP Christopher Behrman; Director Luca Homolka, Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg

  • 29 November 2021 15:09 | Deleted user

    ** WINNER – ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY

    AWARD – 22 NOVEMBER 2021
     
    WINNER - MILOS MOORE GBCT - AWARD

    FOR PHOTOGRAPHY: DRAMA AND COMEDY: “INDUSTRY”
    Fantastic news and well done to GBCT Director of Photography MILOS MOORE for his recent Award which was announced at the London Hilton Park Lane. The judges said the “camera movement made the piece cinematic and gave great scale and intimacy”. Very many congratulations and thanks from Milos’ to his camera team as well - which included some ace Guild Members!

  • 11 November 2021 14:10 | GBCT Web Admin (Administrator)


    3 November 2021:

    Together For Our Planet campaign announces Bristol and London’s award-winning green small business.

    VMI.TV, Bristol and London-based camera rental company, crowned Hero of Net Zero at COP26 awards ceremony.

    Small business celebrated for original and creative actions taken to cut their own greenhouse gas emissions.

    The company urges other businesses to commit to net zero at UK Climate Hub.

    Camera rental company VMI.TV has been crowned winner of the Heroes of Net Zero competition yesterday at a special awards ceremony hosted by Intuit at the COP26 international climate change summit in Glasgow.

    More than 160 businesses entered the competition, making a commitment at the UK Business Climate Hub to achieve net zero by 2030, 20 years ahead of the Government’s own climate commitment.

    The rental firm, based in Acton, London and St George, Bristol won in the small business category by demonstrating a range of measures taken on their journey to net zero, including installing solar panels and insulation, purchasing electric vans and recycling and reusing, sending no waste to landfill in 15 months.

    They won an exclusive prize package worth over £4,500 from competition partners BT, NatWest and SSE.

    Barry Bassett, Managing Director, VMI.TV said:

    “We are incredibly flattered and really pleased that our efforts are being recognised, as this will spread the word more widely about the benefits of companies making decarbonising efforts.”

    Full details here: https://vmi.tv/blog/news/vmi-wins-national-climate-award/


  • 28 October 2021 16:20 | Deleted user

    Vimeo Link: https://vimeo.com/channels/628665

    Vimeo Synopsis:

    A documentary that highlights the deadly combination of sleep deprivation and long days of work. Focusing in particular in the film industry's. Unsettled by the preventable death of a coworker, filmmaker Haskell Wexler learns that sleep deprivation and long work hours are a deadly combination. Interweaving medical findings with personal accounts, his camera reveals how a 24/7 work culture affects all Americans.

  • 22 October 2021 19:06 | Gabriel Hyman (Administrator)



    Geoff Boyle was born in a council estate in the Northeast of England in 1950. At eight he was given his first Brownie 127 camera, which started him on lifelong image-making. He dropped out of his final year in art school to work as a stills assistant at the studio used as the location for “Blow Up”, working mostly in fashion and advertising. He also worked as a stills photographer covering music for notorious underground magazine Oz.

    One day in 1973 he was asked if he knew anyone who could film a concert, and of course he did! He switched to film work entirely, shooting news, documentaries, and music promos for everyone from Bowie to Zeppelin. In 1985 he moved to commercials, and by the '90s Kodak said he was one of 10 cinematographers shooting 80% of national spots in the UK. After 20 years in commercials he focused on long-form drama, from the digital production “Mutant Chronicles” in 2006, to multiple 3D projects, the series “Wallander” shot on REDs, and action film “Streetfighter: The Legend of Chun-Li” shooting 3-perf 35mm, among others. In the process he garnered awards from SMPTE, BKSTS, BSC, ACS, and NSC.

    In 1996, while bored late one night in a hotel room during the middle of a shoot, he started the Cinematography Mailing List, which has grown to over 12,500 members worldwide. He has also taught workshops in the USA, UK, Europe, Australia, and Asia, and was appointed a Visiting Professor at the University of the West of England in 2013. He was always eager to exploit new technologies, but always in service to the image: “F*** the numbers!” was his rallying cry whenever people would obsess over resolution or bit rates instead of looking at the picture, along with “‘good enough’ is not good enough and ‘close enough’ is miles away from good.”

    Geoff died Tuesday October 5th in Zoetermeer, NL after a long and feisty battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Deborah.


  • 21 October 2021 23:27 | GBCT Web Admin (Administrator)

    For more information and to view images of the product range, go to www.red.com


  • 21 October 2021 23:26 | GBCT Web Admin (Administrator)

    Part of VMI’s concerted efforts to become more environmentally friendly, they are testing how long it takes for plastic bags to break down and become safer. In addition, they are also exploring other gaffer tapes which are 100% toluene free, have low VOC content and reduced chemical release agents.

    For more information go to www.vmi.tv

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