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Zacuto Original Programming


Zacuto produces original programming for entertaining and educating individuals in the video, film and photography industries. These videos include interviews with leaders of the film and photography industries on topics such as event videography, filmmaking, cinematography, directing, sound, lighting, documentary, DIY filmmaking and more. Zacuto’s original programming has garnered multiple Emmy nominations and awards (Midwest Chapter).

 filmfellas_emmy250w FilmFellas

“As long as I can remember, I wanted to be a filmmaker.” If this is your mantra, then you’ve got to see the Emmy Nominated webisodic series: FilmFellas. Produced by Zacuto Films, FilmFellas gives you a behind the scenes peek featuring influential and emerging new filmmakers who are…more

Wins:
Outstanding Achievement for Interview/Discussion Programming
Film Fellas: Commitment to the Craft
Steve Weiss, Jens Bogehegn, Scott Lynch
Nominations:
Outstanding Achievement for Informational Programs, Conversation/Interview
Film Fellas: Masters of Non-Fiction
Steve Weiss, Jens Bogehegn

 ShootoutPoster The Great Camera Shootout 2010

Zacuto Films presents, The Great Camera Shootout 2010: a three part web series where gunslinging HD DSLRs face-off against the legendary 35mm Film. This series showcases the top performing hybrid HD-DSLR cameras of 2010, including the Canon 5D MKII, 7D, 1D, 550D/T2i Rebel, Nikon D3s, and Panasonic GH1 and…more

Wins:
Outstanding Achievement for Informational Programs, Conversation/Interview
The Great Camera Shootout 2010: It’s All About Latitude
Steve Weiss, Jens Bogehegn

 GCS2011 The Great Camera Shootout 2011

The Great Camera Shootout is back for 2011 with a brand new breed of cameras and a fresh set of challenges. Our three part documentary follows Robert Primes, ASC CSC and his large scale, technical Single Chip Camera Evaluation (SCCE).In this series, you’ll see side by side comparisons of the Arri Alexa, Sony F-35, Sony F3, Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 7D, Canon 1D Mark IV…more

Nominations:
Outstanding Achievement for Informational/Instructional Programming

The Great Camera Shootout 2011: The Tipping Point
Steve Weiss, Jens Bogehegn, Scott Lynch
Outstanding Crafts – Editing
The Great Camera Shootout 2011: The Tipping Point
Karen Abad

 revenge Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout 2012

We’ve got a lot to prove in Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout 2012. Let’s make one thing clear—this is not the shootout you’re expecting. The test, administered by Bruce Logan, ASC CSC, shows two ways of looking at cameras–empirical and subjective. This three part Shootout is about two things; what a camera is capable of, and what a skilled, experienced DP can do with the same camera. The key element here is talent. Nine camera masters take on nine cameras, all shooting the same scene.…more

Win:
Outstanding Achievement for Interview/Discussion Programming

Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout 2012: Starting With Darkness
Steve Weiss, Jens Bogehegn, Scott Lynch, Daniel Skubal

critics3 Critics

In critics, film/video veterans, Steve Weiss, Director of FilmFellas & Critics, and Philip Bloom, a London based Cinematographer and Filmmaker, come together as dueling co-hosts to candidly critique web based video content. critics offers an eclectic mix of personalities, perspectives and laughter…more
 
 
 
 
 
 
 BTS bts: a web series

Zacuto Films presents bts, an Emmy nominated web series that goes behind-the-scenes to document the making of a documentary film. In this Documentary About Making Documentaries, the Zacuto Films production team travels to Rwanda to follow Director T.C. Johnstone, Producer Greg Kwedar and their entire film crew during the last 18-days…more

Nominations:
Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Programs – Topical
BTS: Hit the Ground Running
Jens Bogehegn
Outstanding Achievement for Documentary Programming – Topical
BTS: Chasing the Light
Steve Weiss, Jens Bogehegn, Scott Lynch, Daniel Skubal, Greg Kwedar

 lightshadow Light & Shadow

Zacuto presents an Emmy winning film from director Steve Weiss. Shot simultaneously with Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout 2012 and a year and a half in the making, Light & Shadow gives us all a peek into the minds of legendary cinematographers. If you’re searching for textbook answers, you won’t find them here…more

Wins:
Outstanding Achievement for Informational/Instructional Programming

Light & Shadow
Steve Weiss, Jens Bogehegn, Scott Lynch
Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air: Directing
Light & Shadow
Steve Weiss

Product Videos


Zacuto creates production grade, filmmaking camera accessories. Our gear is made entirely in the USA, designed by filmmakers for filmmakers. It comes with an unparalleled lifetime warranty and our world renowned customer service. We have a singular philosophy on camera rig design—balance! Our Next Generation Recoil® rig is compatible with every camera, from a tiny mirrorless to the largest cinema camera. The one rig for all your cameras. Many know us from our signature product, the Z-Finder. More recently, the spotlight is on our Gratical HD Micro-OLED EVF and universal camera control, the Control Grip®.

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