LAS VEGAS, April 11, 2014 – Sony and the American Film Institute co-hosted an exclusive event at the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, premiering three short films shot with Sony’s F65 and F55 4K cameras.
The shorts are the result of a filmmaking collaboration between Sony and AFI Conservatory, titled “Sony/AFI 4K Shorts: Be Moved.” Launched in November, the concept behind the “Be Moved” shorts, each about 4 minutes in length, is to demonstrate the unique capabilities of Sony 4K technology to complement and expand a director’s artistic vision.
An industry audience of production professionals and press were the first to view the work of the filmmakers, each of them AFI Conservatory alumni. The short projects screened during the event included:
• BROKEN NAIL, Director Justin Tipping (AFI Class of 2011) and Cinematographer Soren Hiroth (AFI Class of 2011)
• BOBBY AND THE SAMURAI, Director Thomas Hammock (AFI Class of 2004) and Cinematographer Tarin Anderson (AFI Class of 2004)
• THE MOTHER OF ALL INVENTIONS, Director Kyle Spleiss (AFI Class of 2012) and Cinematographer Tarin Anderson (AFI Class of 2004)
Following the screening, Stephen Lighthill, ASC, Senior Filmmaker-in-Residence, Cinematography, AFI Conservatory, hosted a panel discussion with the filmmaking teams.
“This collaboration with the AFI is a perfect example of the evolution of 4K into new areas of production and entertainment,” said Peter Crithary, CineAlta marketing manager, Sony Electronics. “We look forward to continuing our work with AFI and producing more spectacular content like these shorts.”
Tom Di Nome
American Film Institute
About the AFI Conservatory
AFI is America’s promise to preserve the history of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work and to educate the next generation of storytellers. The AFI Conservatory offers a two-year Master of Fine Arts degree in six filmmaking disciplines: Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design and Screenwriting. Aspiring artists learn from the masters in a collaborative, hands-on production environment with an emphasis on storytelling. AFI Conservatory’s alumni are consistently recognized with all of the major industry awards – Academy Awards®, Emmy® Awards, Guild Awards – and even the Tony® Award. Esteemed director, producer and screenwriter James L. Brooks is the Artistic Director of the AFI Conservatory. Sony is a proud supporter of the AFI Conservatory.