Sony, AFI Premiere Short Films at NAB 2014

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Tue, 04/15/2014 - 16:32 -- Nick Dager

Sony and AFI premiered three short films at NAB 2014.Sony and the American Film Institute co-hosted an exclusive event at the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters Show last week and premiered three short films shot with Sony’s F65 and F55 4K cameras.

The shorts are the result of a collaboration between Sony and AFI Conservatory, titled Sony/AFI 4K Shorts: Be Moved. Launched in November, the concept behind the Be Moved shorts, each about four minutes in length, is to demonstrate the unique capabilities of Sony 4K technology to complement and expand a director’s artistic vision.

An industry audience of production professionals and press were the first to view the work of the filmmakers, each of them AFI Conservatory alumni. The short projects screened during the event included:

Broken Nail, director Justin Tipping (AFI Class of 2011) and cinematographer Soren Hiroth (AFI Class of 2011)

Bobby and the Samurai, director Thomas Hammock (AFI Class of 2004) and cinematographer Tarin Anderson (AFI Class of 2004)

The Mother of all Inventions, director Kyle Spleiss (AFI Class of 2012) and cinematographer Tarin Anderson (AFI Class of 2004)

Following the screening, Stephen Lighthill, ASC, senior filmmaker-in-residence, cinematography, AFI Conservatory, hosted a panel discussion with the filmmaking teams.

“This collaboration with the AFI is a perfect example of the evolution of 4K into new areas of production and entertainment,” said Peter Crithary, CineAlta marketing manager, Sony Electronics. “We look forward to continuing our work with AFI and producing more spectacular content like these shorts.”