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Clubhouse News

From left: Joaquin Sedillo, ASC; Martin Cayzer; and Rob Sim.

Cayzer, Sim Named
Associate Members
New associate member Martin
Cayzer currently serves as the chief executive officer of Arri Rental, responsible for over
350 employees across 18 rental facilities.
Prior to joining Arri in 2012, Cayzer was
managing director of Panavision Asia Pacific
for 13 years, where he managed operations
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and distributors in Australia, New Zealand,
India, China and Southeast Asia. Cayzer
started his career in the industry with a role
at Samuelson Film Service 34 years ago.
New associate member Rob Sim
currently serves as chief executive officer of
Sim Digital, originally known as Sim Video,
which he co-founded in 1982 with the
intention of providing film and broadcast
producers with the latest in video-equipment rentals. Sim's leadership propelled the
company forward to become the first rental
house in Canada to offer high-definition
cameras and production equipment. His
dedication and commitment to new technologies allowed for an expansion of
services to include digital cinema and
broadcast cameras, lenses and postproduction tools. In 2011, Sim received the Bill
Hilson Award from the Canadian Society of
Cinematographers for outstanding service
contributing to the development of the
motion-picture industry, as well as the 2014
Directors Guild of Canada's Honourary Life
Member Award honoring an individual
whose contribution to the industry has had
a beneficial impact on the guild and its
members.
Acord Serves as Sundance
Panelist, Juror
Lance Acord, ASC participated in a
panel discussion entitled "Design Inspiration" at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in
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Park City, Utah. Acord was joined by
production designer K.K. Barrett and
costume designer Casey Storm to discuss
their creative processes for visual design and
how they contribute to the overall art of
cinematic storytelling. The panel was
moderated by Mike Jones. Acord also
served as a juror for the U.S. Dramatic
Competition along with film editor Sarah
Flack, directors Cary Fukunaga and Edgar
Wright, and actress Winona Ryder.
Coffee and Conversation
With Goi
The Society recently hosted a Coffee
and Conversation with Michael Goi, ASC,
moderated by Jim Hemphill. Goi discussed
how he creates a new style for each season
of American Horror Story using classic film
influences ranging from Japanese ghost
stories to Douglas Sirk melodramas. He also
described his strategy for creating different
looks in camera rather than in post, and the
atmosphere of trust that must exist
between a cinematographer and the actors
in order for everyone to generate the best
work. In addition, Goi stressed the importance of lighting for the emotional reality of
each scene, and how to maximize time and
resources in order to create elaborate
camera moves on a tight television schedule. He also discussed his transition to
directing on the series.
‚óŹ

Photo of Clubhouse by Isidore Mankofsky, ASC; lighting by Donald M. Morgan, ASC.

Society Welcomes Sedillo
New active member Joaquin
Sedillo, ASC grew up in Flagstaff, Ariz.,
spending countless hours looking for the
prettiest or most dramatic light for snapping
pictures with his Vivitar 110 camera. Sedillo
attended film school at the University of
Southern California, and after graduation he
received his first professional job as a grip on
a low-budget feature for director Jay Roach.
Sedillo continued on as a 2nd AC/loader
before moving on to 1st AC for Wally Pfister,
ASC; Glenn Kershaw, ASC; and Victor
Hammer. Sedillo eventually stepped into the
role of cinematographer for the television
series Veronica Mars.
Sedillo continues to work as a cinematographer on numerous television shows,
and his most recent credits include Gossip
Girl, American Horror Story and Glee. Sedillo
also serves as a mentor to nearly a dozen
USC film-school students and hosts an intern
each summer through the Emmy Foundation.



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