The zeroth year of ASK Industry Day took place on 10-May-2017 on the premises of SHINING Studio.
The full-day program included presentations of creative cinematographic approaches and their justification in relation to the utilised camera equipment.
Presentation of studio and lighting gear
The introduction of Shining Studio, where the event took place, was an integral part of the event.
This company, specialising in lighting equipment rental and associated services, is a prominent subject in Slovak film industry.
Presentation with Ivo Miko ASK and Robo Kemeň - Grip
The presentation deals with obstacles surrounding shooting scenes in a moving vehicle using the Canoon Mrk III. Camera.
Grip specialist Robo Kemeň demonstrated the possible ways of mounting the camera onto the car body.
Presentation of special moving grip technologies
A very important part of the event was the introduction of Film Service Group, represented by Boris Varga.
Film Service Group is one the very few companies in Slovakia which specialize in grip equipment development. Several original solutions were shown and the audience could try them out at the event.
Drone legislation in Slovakia and presentation of equipment
This was not only a practical presentation on working with drones which are utilised for aerial shoots.
It also touched on the legislation issues surrounding aerial film shooting. The seminar was held by the two leading representatives of this profession – Jopy Hecko from SKYEYE and Albert Rafaj from Leteckezabery.com.
Workshop & the film ÚNOS
Presented by Laco Janošťák (ASK), Rasťo Gore (gaffer) and Maťo Vallo (grip)
Presentation of the cinematographic approach to shooting a car crash and the consequent car explosion.
Rasťo Gore, the film’s gaffer, demonstrated lighting the interior of a moving vehicle and talked about the related issues. Another practical presentation – working with the Cinejib – was given by Maťo Vallo from Grip.sk.
Afterwards, students from the Cinematography Department of the Academy of Performing Arts, had a unique opportunity to try it out.
Presentation of Cook Anamorphic Lenses by Lukáš Teren ASK and Rafo Skurka Ml.
The Arri Alexa cameras and other camera equipment used in these presentations, were a courtesy of Reproduction, a company specializing in camera equipment rental.
Specially at this event, they presented the Cooke Anamorphic lenses, which are used rather rarely in Slovak filmmaking.
Demonstration of Qtake by one of his creators Vlado Struhár.
This professional video assist is most used in Slovakia as well as abroad.
Around 70 visitors, company representatives, professional fimmakers and cinematography students visited this 1-day event.