About 25 production equipment suppliers will show current gear in an informal yet informative, hands-on setting at the Production Equipment Rental Association’s
taking place May 14-15 in Atlanta, Georgia. Panasonic will have their Varicam cameras along with lenses from Fujinon, Canon and Angenieux. Arriflex will present their latest in 16mm and 35mm film gear and Eastman Kodak will show DVD clips of their new Vision stock. Schneider Filters & Century Precision Optics will show products for both film and digital imaging.
Atlanta rental companies, CPT and PC&E will be on hand with their wide range of cameras and specialized accessories. JL Fisher will be present with their dollies and microphone sound booms. Cine Moves, a Miami-based rental company will have two Techno cranes for attendees to work with. Ste-Man will have a range of Cartoni tripods and other products. Lighting equipment vendors will include Kino Flo; K5600; Arri Lighting; Strand Lighting; CineMills; Power Gems; Lee Filters and Burrell Generators. Panasonic will present technical seminars both days (schedule will be posted in early May).
Friday, exhibits are open from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. At 5 p.m. the event will begin an evening celebration, sponsored by Eastman Kodak, in the exhibit area. The featured guest will be cinematographer William Wages, ASC (“Miss Lettie & Me,” “Buffalo Soldiers”).
Saturday morning, the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600 will host the “DP’s Point Of View Panel” from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ASC members and other cinematographers will show clips of their work and discuss the footage with the audience. The ICG also plans to screen their 2004 Showcase featuring works by young, up-and-coming cinematographers. The exhibits are open from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. with a lunch, sponsored by Canon from noon until 2 p.m.
Admission to “Hands-On Atlanta” is free to industry professionals and students. “Hands-On Atlanta” will be held at the PC&E Studio and Studios at De Foors Hills Rd.