On January 12th and 13th, Eye Lite and TV Connections – rental companies in Belgium – held their event, Action 18, for the fifth time.
This was a unique opportunity in Belgium for Cinematographers, gaffers, grip and camera technicians to meet manufacturers and be introduced to new equipment, like the Cooke S7/i, RED Monstro, Sony Venice, the new camera range from Canon & Panasonic, LED lighting from Avalon, LC, DMG, Exalux, Kinoflo or Digital Sputnik, and the drones and stabilized systems from ACS and Access Motion or Kopterman. Plenty of new toys were on show to attract more than 500 visitors. Product specialists were presenting workshops and one of these was dedicated to ‘ECO responsibility and new technologies in film making’ by the funds Screen Brussels and VAF.
On the Saturday morning (13th), the event hosted the Annual General Assembly of the Belgian Society of Cinematographers (SBC). More than 35 cinematographers came to this important meeting to vote the admission of five new members (bringing the new total of 67) and to renew the administration board. The President, Willy Stassen, was stepping out after 10 years of dedication to the association, with the SBC deciding for a co-presidency to increase efficiency within the two languages in Belgium. Lou Berghmans and Louis Philippe Capelle are the men stepping into the roles.