Codex (www.codexdigital.com) congratulates Emmanuel ‘Chivo’ Lubezki AMC ASC on receiving the 2015 Best Cinematography Awards at the Oscar, BAFTA and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) awards ceremonies for his work on director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance), which employed Codex recording technology at the heart of its camera-to-post workflow.
This stellar success follows Lubezki’s 2014 achievement, when he was awarded the same trio of prestigious accolades for his work on Alfonso Cuaron’s ground-breaking production of Gravity, which also harnessed Codex technology. Lubezki is the first cinematographer ever to have made this triple sweep of Oscar, BAFTA and ASC Awards two years in a row.
“Chivo’s achievements in cinematography are truly exceptional and rightly rewarded,” said Marc Dando, managing director of Codex. “Birdman and Gravity are wonderful, ground-breaking movies, powerfully staged, with adventurous cinematography at the cutting-edge of visual innovation. The Codex team extend massive thanks to Chivo and his crews for bringing Codex to the heart of the camera-to-post workflows on both of these epic movies, and send wholehearted congratulations to him on his historic trio of wins both this year and last year.”
Other 2015 Oscar cinematography nominees to have used Codex technology in their production workflows were Dick Pope BSC for Mr. Turner, Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC for Unbroken and Ryszard Lenczewski and Lukasz Zal for Ida. Along with Lubezki’s Oscar, Birdman also picked up a further three Oscars for best director, best picture and best screenplay. Ida won best Foreign Language Film.
Codex recording and workflow technology has been used on hundreds of motion picture productions worldwide. Forthcoming releases to rely on Codex include: In The Heart Of The Sea, The Fantastic Four, Pan, Ant-Man, Terminator:Genisys, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Point Break.
Codex high-performance digital workflow tools are employed by independent and Hollywood motion pictures, high-end TV and commercials productions shooting worldwide. Designed for filmmakers by filmmakers, the company’s renowned product portfolio includes easy-to-use recorders and media processing systems that streamline the transfer of digital files and images from camera through to post production. They also include leading-edge tools for colour, dailies creation, archiving, review and digital asset management. Codex is a privately-held company, headquartered in London, UK, with offices in Los Angeles, Paris, Beijing and Wellington, plus sales partners worldwide. Codex research and development continues to raise the bar for digital productions, combining the latest electronics and industrial design with trailblazing toolsets and capabilities for media and entertainment creation. www.codexdigital.com.
Image Credit: Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC poses backstage with the Oscar® for Achievement in cinematography, for work on “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” during the live ABC Telecast of The 87th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Photo by Aaron Poole/©A.M.P.A.S..