SASC Visible Spectrum Awards – winner announced

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The South African Society of Cinematography (SASC) celebrated the industry’s top achievers at the 2019 edition of its annual Visible Spectrum Awards (VSA) – held on 14 September at Stark Studios in Johannesburg.

The South African Society of Cinematographers was established primarily to advance the art and science of cinematography, as well as to encourage, foster excellence, artistic perfection and scientific knowledge in all matters pertaining to cinematography. The SASC launched its prestigious Visible Spectrum Awards to celebrate the outstanding work produced by the best of the best of South African cinematographers. The 2019 event showcased and celebrated the craft, innovation and style of the country’s top cinematographers, both established and emerging.

Award sponsors this year included Sony Professional Solutions, Puma Video, Panavision, Southern Lighting Solutions, Visual Impact and more.

The winners of the 2019 Visible Spectrum Awards are:

BEST STUDENT – sponsored by DU Films

Louise Kathleen van der Merwe awarded a Gold Certificate for Simply Ben

SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY OF OPERATORS AWARD – sponsored by Stark Films

Adi Visser awarded Gold for Strike Back

ALTERNATIVE – sponsored by Postmasters

Rick Joaquim SASC awarded Gold for Makeup is Art

Charl Fraser SASC awarded Gold for Unrivalled Launch

Tiyane Nyembe SASC awarded Gold for Ford Thabang

MUSIC VIDEO –sponsored by Southern Lighting Solutions

Justus de Jager SASC awarded a VSA for Blick Bassy – “NGWA” music video

Motheo Moeng SASC awarded Gold for Blick Bassy – “Woñi” music video

Deon van Zyl awarded Gold for Petite Noir – “La Maison Noir” music video

DOCUMENTARY/ SHORT FORM – sponsored by The Camera Platform

Warren Smart awarded a VSA for Mafia Fisheries

Warren Smart awarded Silver for Coming Home

Warren Smart awarded Silver for Prelude to Perfection

WILDLIFE – sponsored by Puma Video

Boris von Shoenebeck awarded a VSA for Madagascar – Africa’s Galapagos

TV DRAMA/ SHORT FILM – sponsored by Visual Impact

Jamie D Ramsay SASC awarded a VSA for Beast

Giulio Biccari SASC awarded Gold for Origin

Rick Joaquim SASC awarded Silver for Haatklop

COMMERCIAL (CORPORATE) – sponsored by Panalux

Willie Nel SASC awarded a VSA for Outsurance – Linda

Eugenio Galli SASC awarded Gold for Visa – Africa Soccer

Eugenio Galli SASC awarded Gold for Tata Steel – We also make Tomorrow

COMMERCIAL (PRODUCT) – sponsored by Panalux

Eugenio Galli SASC awarded a VSA for Chicken Licken – Bootless Bandit

Jamie D Ramsay SASC awarded Gold for Chicken Licken – Robot

Willie Nel SASC awarded Gold for Continental – Spiderman

FEATURE FILM – sponsored by Panavision

Tom Marais SASC awarded a VSA for Hunter Killer

Jonathan Kovel SASC awarded Gold for Sew the Winter to my Skin

Justus de Jager SASC awarded Gold for The Lullaby

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER – sponsored by Sony Professional Solutions MEA

Tom Marais SASC awarded a VSA

STEWART FARNELL AWARD – sponsored by ARRI Camera Systems

Fanie van der Merwe SASC awarded the Farnell Trophy