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2013 GTC award winners
T he Guild of Television Cameramen announced the winners of its 2013
awards during a presentation at the ‘A Day in the Country’ venue in
Aynho, Oxfordshire, on Saturday 11 May.
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www.holdan.co.uk This year’s top award, the TiCA, went to Charles Lagus who was the BBC’s
first natural history cameraman, working with Sir David Attenborough on the
broadcasters initial nature series. Sir David recalls: “We simply disappeared
for four to six months at a time, armed with nothing more than a couple of
letters of introduction and our pockets stuffed with dollar bills. It was just the
two of us; we didnt have a director until about 15 years later!”
The Mike Baldock Award was presented to camera operator and 3D
stereographer Holly Bantleman for her work with Raise the Roof in Kenya.
The GTC Seal of Approval for an innovative piece of equipment was
awarded to the Sony HDVF-EL75 studio colour viewfinder, praised for its
contrast ratio of more than 1,000,000:1, efficient power consumption, wide
viewing angle and extremely fast response time, meaning it is possible to
focus on fast moving targets with a colour viewfinder.
The day culminated with the presentation of GTC Awards for Excellence.
Winners this year are:
• Fred Scott for Atma Refuge Camp, Syria (BBC News), BBC1.
• Graham Maunder for Cold Chain Mission, BBC2.
• Nat Hill for Coldplay MX World, BBC1.
• Richard Cook and Christian and Paola Moullec for Earthflight, BBC HD.
• Jonathan Young for Extreme World: Karachi, BBC1.
• Tony Etwell for Grand Designs: The Water Tower, Channel 4.
• Dave Minchin for Great Continental Rail Journeys, Boundless for BBC2.
• Marcus Elliott for Heroes of the Skies: Wingwalker, Five.
• Paul Kirsop and Balazs Bolygo for Hunted, Kudos for the BBC.
• Jonathan Young for Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve, BBC 2.
• The whole camera team for Later with Jools, BBC2 - a special award for
• Nigel and Peter Meakin for Michael Palin in Brazil, BBC2.
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• Fabian Wagner for Mrs Biggs (Episode 1), ITV 1.
• Barrie Dodd and the whole camera team for Olympics Opening Ceremony,
LOCOG for the BBC.
• David Higgs for Restless, BBC1.
• Marcel Zyskind for whole Crew Alastair Rae, Simon Tindall, Mark Silk, Jake
Marcuson and Henry Landgrebe for Weightwatchers Commercial, Channel 4.
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