Named in honour of Bert Easey, who in 1947 was head of the Camera Department at Denham and Pinewood Studios and was integral in the formation of the Society, this award is in the gift of the Board and only given to an individual or company who has contributed something outstanding in the way of endeavour or equipment.
JIM JANNARD of RED
To Jim Jannard of Red Digital Cinema Camera Co. for pioneering the use of innovative and accessible digital cinema cameras for motion picture and independent film makers
To Les Zelan and the Cooke Optics team for the development of the Cooke family of Cine Lenses
for their development of the Alexa Studio.
For his achievement in implementing the 60 frame rate proposal as an addition to the International Standard for digital projection.
Stan Miller (Rosco)
For his contribution to lighting technology.
Bill Lovell (ARRI) / Peter Swarbrick (PANAVISION)
For their input to the advancement and promotion of digital cinematography
For his contributions to international dialogue amongst cinematographers via the Cinematography Mailing List
Lynn Nicholson / Howard Smith
For the Advancement of Steadicam with the Alien Revolution
For his work in film and digital intermediate technologies
For his perceptive design of modern motion picture cameras
For the invention and development of the Libra 3, the first multi axis electronically stabilised remote camera head.
For the continuous development of fluid heads for the film and television industry
Charles B. Staffell
For his contributions and innovations in the field of visual effects
For the development of remote control heads.
For his outstanding contribution to the advancement of Camera Engineering.
Jean Pierre Beauviala
for his contribution to the advancement of cinema camera technology
for his contribution to process and camera work
for his contribution as an author, inventor and innovator to the world of motion picture equipment.
Arnold And Richter
In recognition of 75 years of continuous development of their Arriflex Camera Systems.
For the development of the J. D & C anamorphic lens system.
For his outstanding contribution to the development of the Motion Picture Image.
Rank Taylor Hobson
For the design, development and manufacture of motion picture lenses (BETA).
For his design of innovative lighting equipment over many years.
Lee Electric Lighting Ltd
For the pioneering of strobe free lighting.
Lee Filters Ltd
For the development of motion picture filters and control mediums.
For his achievement in the creation of photographic techniques which enabled ‘Superman’ to fly.
For the invention of the Steadicam
For the Panaflex camera
The Eastman Kodak Company
For the development and manufacture of the new colour reversal internegative material which is a great step forward in the production of all release prints from duplicates.
For his outstanding Panavision Lenses and for the Panavision Silent Reflex Camera, the most significant advance in camera design for 30 years.
For outstanding achievements in the field of special effects on many films – particularly ‘2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY’
The House Of Samuelson
For their contribution to the Film Industry with particular reference to S. SAMUELSON, BSC for his outstanding service.
For the advancement in motion picture photography by the introduction of Technirama.
The Eastman Kodak Company
For the advancement in motion picture photography by the introduction of Eastman colour stock.
Chief Engineer, Denham and Pinewood Studios, for outstanding work in designing and perfecting a beam splitter camera which advanced the technique of the travelling matte process.