New York Production Community Gathers for Sold-Out “Sight, Sound & Story” Cinematography Year-End Event

7 December 2017



New York Production Community Gathers for Sold-Out “Sight, Sound & Story” Cinematography Year-End Event

Award-Winning and Acclaimed Documentary, TV and Feature Film Cinematographers Discuss their Careers and Go Behind-the-Scenes with Nearly 300 Attendees


New York, NY - December 7, 2017, Manhattan Edit Workshop, the east coast leader in training for content creators, held its annual “Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography” symposium on December 6th at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway.  Three panels featuring award-winning cinematographers discussed their craft, followed by a networking party attended by industry-leading sponsors, filmmakers, and creative production professionals.   


“Sight, Sound & Story is a positive, energizing, and informative evening.  It's a wonderful gathering of generous industry professionals and VER is proud to be part of it,” shared Anthony Gigante, Head of Business Development, TV, Cinema & Broadcast, VER.  Abby Hessney, Senior Marketing Manager, Adorama, added “Events like Sight, Sound & Story really connect seasoned cinematographers to learning and aspiring filmmakers.  I love being a part of opportunities like this where we can get into the minds of creative geniuses.”


The program this year kicked-off with documentary DPs Joan Churchill, ASC (“Shut Up & Sing,” “Aileen”) and Buddy Squires, ASC (“Baseball,” “The Vietnam War”)  taking the audience all over the world through visuals of their library of work.  Martin Ahlgren (“Daredevil,” House of Cards”) and Igor Martinovic (“The Night Of,” “House of Cards”) talked about how TV has evolved to cinema-level of production.  The closing panel featured acclaimed veteran Julio Macat, ASC (“Home Alone,”“Pitch Perfect,” “Wedding Crashers”), going behind the lens and discussing his long and distinguished career.  Hugo Perez, David Leitner, and Josh Apter moderated, respectively.


Julio Macat, ASC shared his first experience in the following way, “The Sight, Sound & Story symposium, which discussed the intricate roles between a director, cinematographer and editor in documentary, TV and feature films, was a smart, concentrated exposé on the different facets of the practical filmmaking process.  I got to know Josh Apter and his team and found their commitment to further exploring and teaching the art of filmmaking nothing short of admirable.”  


Tony Wisniewski, Marketing Manager at ZEISS Cine Lenses, wrapped up the event as, "a fantastic mix of industry veterans and aspiring filmmakers.  It was a delight to meet and speak with people so passionate about the art of film and production."   


The 2017 Art of Cinematography sponsors included ZEISS Cine Lenses, Vimeo, Adorama, VER, Tiffen, ARRI, Glyph, OWC, and Padcaster.


Sight, Sound & Story continues in 2018 with its Post-Production Summit on June 9th and The Art of Cinematography on December 5th.  Visit for a collection of videos and more info.


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