ARRI activities at Energa Camerimage 2019

Returning to Toruń, Poland,this November, Energa Camerimage is one of the highlights in ARRI’s calendar. Below are the full details of the ARRI events and activities at the festival this year.

Nov. 4, 2019

A proven alternative to the traditional film festivals, Energa Camerimage, continues to be a unique event. Dedicated to the art of cinematography, the festival celebrates its 27th anniversary in Toruń, Poland, this year with screenings, seminars, discussions, and much more running from November 9 to 16. Once again, ARRI is looking forward to attending and supporting this one-of-a-kind international film festival. 

ARRI and ARRI Rental are showcasing their latest camera products and services at the festival center. Highlights include ALEXA Mini LF, ALEXA 65, ARRI Signature Prime lenses, and camera stabilizer TRINITY. ARRI Rental’s DNA lenses are also featured, including three new, uncoated, prototype DNA LF X lenses. 

ARRI’s Big Screen Experience welcomes DP Ken Seng, 1st AC Adam Coles, and gaffer Brian Bartolini of “Terminator: Dark Fate” to a live panel discussion followed by an exclusive screening of the film. The ARRI Academy Master Class, led by cinematographer Julio Macat ASC and assisted by TRINITY operator Charlie Rizek, DIT Arthur To, and 1st AC E. Gunnar Mortensen, focuses on large-format capture. Directors UK and ARRI are presenting and discussing six single-shot short films. 
Additionally, the ARRI Academy is hosting two seminars. Florian Rettich, a senior trainer & consultant for digital workflow solutions at ARRI, will lead one seminar on the connectivity of modern tools on set and in production. The other seminar will present a deep dive into the ARRI Signature Prime with ARRI camera lens specialist and veteran director of photography, Art Adams. Again in 2019, ARRI is supporting a panel discussion, led by cinematographer Oliver Stapleton BSC and including other renowned DPs such as Dick Pope BSC, Caleb Deschanel ASC, Kate Reid BSC, and others, titled “Any Questions,” where selected audience members have the chance to pose their questions. Furthermore, ARRI is hosting networking events that are by invitation only.

Below are the full details of ARRI´s events at this year´s Camerimage which are publicly accessible with festival badges:

ARRI Academy Presents …
Let’s get connected—Modern tools on set and in production 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Seminar Room
CKK Jordanki Festival Center 

Connectivity is a major topic on film sets. With the wealth of tools and technology now available to filmmakers, the future challenge will most likely be how to connect it all optimally. Join us for this first-hand seminar and learn about the myriad options for greater camera synergy on set. 

In this ARRI Academy seminar, in collaboration with ARRI partners, attendees will learn how to: Control your ARRI camera with a web browser; work with 3rd party apps that connect with ARRI cameras and see them in action; use and manipulate creative looks in the camera in real time; transport and preview your creative choices from location to editorial in SDR and HDR; exchange and collect valuable meta data by connecting the camera with script and continuity information tools.

Senior Trainer & Consultant Digital Workflow solutions at ARRI, Florian Rettich, will lead this workshop and provide the audience with essential information and real life examples of modern tools on set. Direct audience interaction will be encouraged via a Q&A session.

ARRI Academy Presents …
A deep dive into ARRI’s Signature Prime lenses 

Wednesday, November 13, 2018 
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Seminar Room
CKK Jordanki Festival Center 

From their warm, smooth skin tones to their soft bokeh and delicate flares, the ARRI Signature Prime lenses offer a unique, timeless look never seen before in cinema. ARRI Camera Lens Specialist and veteran director of photography, Art Adams, leads this seminar, providing the audience with a deeper knowledge of ARRI Signature Prime lenses while demonstrating their implementation with the new ALEXA mini LF and ALEXA LF cameras. 

In addition to the ARRI Signature Prime lenses, ARRI’s large-format camera family will also be used in the demonstrations. The aim of the workshop is to create the technical basis for a creative use of the new technologies. This workshop is aimed at experienced filmmakers as well as beginners who want to immerse themselves in the world of large-format productions. 

ARRI’s Big Screen Experience
“Terminator: Dark Fate” panel discussion and exclusive screening

With cinematographer Ken Seng, 1st AC Adam Coles & gaffer Brian Bartolini 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Panel discussion: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Film screening: from 4:30 p.m.
Main Theater
CKK Jordanki Festival Center 

The new Terminator film, released this month, was directed by Tim Miller and shot by Ken Seng, who previously worked together on “Deadpool.” With the involvement of key creatives from the original Terminator movie—James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Linda Hamilton—“Dark Fate” takes the franchise back to its roots. 

Join ARRI for a discussion with the driving forces of the camera and lighting team about their work on the film. As well as detailed case studies of specific scenes, the panel will explore the whole experience of scaling up for such an epic project, on an emotional and human level.

ARRI Academy Master Class
An ARRI Christmas story told by cinematographer Julio Macat ASC with insights on shooting Hollywood blockbusters 

Thursday, November 15, 2018 
11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Gymnasium of High School Number 10 
pl. Św. Katarzyny 9 
87-100 Toruń

Given his 30 years of experience behind the camera, Argentine-American cinematographer Julio Macat has had the chance to work with a great many tools and has a wealth of experience to share. Macat’s latest project “After the Wedding,” which is screening at Camerimage, serves as a departure from his usual comedic oeuvre. For this remake, he chose to work with ARRI Rental's ALEXA 65 camera and DNA lenses. 

One of Macat’s first films as a DP was the holiday blockbuster “Home Alone,” from 1990. Macat still refers to this beloved, modern-day classic as one of his favorite projects to date. During this exclusive master class, Macat will work with ARRI’s ALEXA LF camera and Signature Prime lenses to compose various scenes using the festive backdrop of Christmas. Participants will gain practical insight into the world of large-format image composition and learn some tips and tricks from the master along the way. Macat will be joined on stage by TRINITY operator Charlie Rizek, DIT Arthur To, and 1st AC E. Gunnar Mortensen all who will be adding great value to the session. 
Pre-registration is required for this Master Class: http://bit.ly/2ODvvRr

Seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you register using the link above, you will receive a reservation confirmation mail, which will only be good for one guest. Please present your confirmation code at the event by 11 a.m., otherwise your reservation will be cancelled. 

Directors UK & ARRI Screening and Discussion 
Thursday, November 15, 2019 
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Gymnasium of High School Number 10 
pl. Św. Katarzyny 9 
87-100 Toruń

Directors UK and ARRI are proud to present six single-shot short films. All six films were shot in one single-take which proved to be a great creative and practical challenge for directors, cinematographers, cast, and crews. 

This 90-minute session will include the screening of all six films followed by round table discussions with the film’s directors. The audience will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about the challenges the directors and their teams faced. 

The featured films and their directors: 
“One” by Luke Bradford
“The Letter” by Diego Barraza
“Exit to Stage” by Daphne Schmon and Emily Carlton “A Midwinter Night’s Dream” by Martin Gooch
“The Yearning” by Isabel Anderton
“A Bullet Wasted” by George Milton

Any Questions?
A panel discussion led by DP Oliver Stapleton BSC

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Starts at 8 p.m.  
Seminar Room
CKK Jordanki Festival Center

Supported by ARRI “Any Questions?” is a panel devoted to what you, the attendees, have always wanted to ask a cinematographer but never had the chance. Please send your question in ahead of time to anyquestions@camerimage.pl and, if selected, you will have the chance to ask your question at the seminar. The panel will include a diverse mix of cinematographers led by DP Oliver Stapleton BSC.

For more information about Energa Camerimage, including a full program and registration details, please visit their website: http://camerimage.pl/en/