ZEISS Cinematography Hosts “Art In Motion” Community Event @ Sundance 2019

Sold-Out Networking Party and Cinematographers Lounge a Key Destination for Filmmakers in Park City, UT

On January 29th, a crowd of badge-wearing cinematographers and professional filmmakers gathered into a hip downstairs lounge in the heart of Park City, UT. The purpose? To meet and hear from some of the industry’s most-talented cinematographers with feature films screening at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.  The all-day networking and educational event at the ZEISS Lounge featured in-depth conversations about cinematography as well as an opportunity for attendees to check out the latest glass from ZEISS, especially their new high-end cinema lenses, the Supreme Primes.  

At the Lounge, filmmakers had a chance to bond with their community over food and drink, and at night, there was a sold-out crowd for the annual ZEISS Party.

During the day, Cinematographer Talks were hosted by Mr. Snehal Patel, Cine Sales Manager for ZEISS Lenses — and included conversations with Natasha Braier, ASC (joined by Alma Har’el, director of the award-winning Honey Boy), Tarin Anderson (Corporate Animals), Jon Keng (Before You Know It), Stefan Duscio (Sweetheart; Judy and Punch), and Nathan M. Miller (Paddleton).

Snehal Patel (right) interviews Cinematographer Jon Keng part of the “Art in Motion” live-streaming talks.


Mr. Patel remarked, “We were incredibly honored to sit and talk about the art of cinematography with some of the finest Directors of Photography in the business who had films part of Sundance this year. One of the best parts of attending the festival in Park City is having the opportunity to speak with these DPs and learn about how they shot their movies. We were also proud to offer a home where hundreds of people could come by during the day and join us for this fun and educational experience.”

ZEISS’s “Art in Motion” talks were streamed live via Facebook and are now archived and available to view. 

Additional interviews with cinematographers were shot at the Zeiss House and will be available soon.  These included conversations with Sundance Film Festival winner Eric Branco (Clemency), Ava Berkovsky (Share), Anna Franseque Solano (The Farewell), Kristy Tully (Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivin), Eve Cohen (Ashe ’68), Lowell Meyer (Greener Grass), Khalid Mohtaseb (The Wolf Hour), Julio Macat, ASC (After the Wedding), Hans Charles (Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men), Matt Porwoll (TIGERLAND), Eric Lin (The Sound of Silence) and Ante Cheng (Ms. Purple).

In addition to the all-day Lounge, ZEISS attended and supported the following strategic partners: Women in Media, Coca-Cola / Regal Film and E-Film Brunch, the ASC Mixer, Newport Beach Film Festival Party and ICG Magazine Mixer.
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