Vitec GTC Awards 2012 Nominees Announced

The GTC’s 40th Annual General Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Vitec GTC Awards 2012 presentation

The Guild of Television Cameramen (GTC) has announced the shortlist for Vitec GTC Awards 2012. The awards will be presented at the IET Austin Court conference centre in Birmingham on the evening of Friday 11 May. The event, sponsored by Vitec Videocom, will be followed by a celebration party with live Cuban music from Alma Latina.


"Three notable and independent judges joined GTC Council members to view and deliberate on the nominations," comments John Tarby, GTC Awards Event Manager. "The input from Chris Owen (Head of Cameras, The London Studios) as well as Gwyn Evans (colourist) and Alan Roberts (colour scientist) was invaluable and added a new dimension to the judging process”.

The judging panel met early March in the BSC Viewing Room at Pinewood Studios to view the 21 nominations across nine categories as sent in by peer cameramen who are GTC members.

Chris Owen, who chaired the judging panel, said after the judging: “If there was one difficulty we had in supporting some of the nominations, it was the evidence in front of us after the pictures had been heavily edited and effects added to the end result, which may not have shown the true camerawork fully at its best.”


Shortlist of possible GTC Awards for Excellence recipients:

Above Suspicion: ITV
Camera crew: Nigel Willoughby

Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall: BBC1
Camera crew: Camera Supervisor Ben Frewin and crew

The Big Climb: BBC2
Camera crew: Entire team of climbing cameramen

Newsnight - Brain Science, by Susan Watts: BBC2
Lighting Camera: Justin Mills

Casualty: BBC1
Steadicam: Dave Morgan

Frankenstein's Wedding – 'Live in Leeds': BBC3
Camera Supervisor: Martin Hawkins

Grand Rapids LipDub - New world record: Grand Rapids local tv/Youtube
Director of Photography: Andrew Tingley and crew 

Horizon: What is Reality?: BBC2
Lighting Camera: Toby Wilkinson 

The Killing, Series 2: BBC4
Director of Photography: Rasmus Arridilt


Land Girls: BBC1
Jimmy Jib Operator: Bernie Totten 

The Mountain: Youtube/Vimeo
Photography: Terje Sorgjerd

My Life as a Turkey: BBC2
Camera: Mark Smith and David Allen 

Not Going Out: BBC1
Camera Supervisor: Tony Keene

Outnumbered, Series 4: BBC1
Camera: Martin Hawkins (DOP and A camera) & Peter Welch (B camera)

Return of the Lost Boys of Sudan: BBC2
Camera: Nick Read

Rigoletto by Verdi: BBC2
Director of Photography: Vittorio Storaro 

Royal Wedding - Westminster Abbey: BBC1
Camera Supervisor: Neil McLintock 

Seagull Stole GoPro, ABC News-YouTube clip
Aerial camera: uncredited seagull
Camera operator: Lukáš Karásek

Tour de France - Stage 19: ITV4
Aerial camera crew

Wild at Heart, Episode 5, Series 6: ITV
Camera Operator: James Frater

Wimbledon 2011 – X-mo work: BBC1 and BBC2
Camera: Steve Gray


Nominees for GTC Seal of Approval:

ARRI Alexa camera (ARRI)

Nikon to Sony F3 Adaptor (MTF Services)

EasyRig 2.5 & Cinema 3 camera support (Johan Hellsten)

GTC masterclasses and 40th AGM
The GTC’s 40th Annual General Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Vitec GTC Awards 2012 presentation. Members will be able to review the Guild’s first 40 years as well as play an active part in shaping the day-to-day running of the GTC. Two 120-minute interactive masterclasses will also be held on 11 May: Camera Settings (by Alan Roberts) and Lighting (by John Rossetti with Alan Roberts). Additional events are planned for Saturday 12 May. The two day event is open to GTC members, GTC sponsors and non-members.