Zacuto Films: 2010 Double Emmy Nominee for “The Great Camera Shootout” + “FilmFellas”

double_emmyad The Chicago Midwest Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced that Zacuto Films received a double nomination for Outstanding Achievement for a Program Series. Zacuto Films receives the 2010 Emmy Nomination for two of their webisodic programs “FilmFellas” and “The Great Camera Shootout 2010.” Both web series are created by video and film veterans, Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn. “It’s great to be recognized this way for something we love to do,” says Web Series Producer Jens Bogehegn, “It’s an unexpected honor for just trying to help inform.”

A total of 7 Nominees are included in the category of Outstanding Achievement for Informational Programs, Conversation/Interview, Single Program or Program Series. “FilmFellas” and “The Great Camera Shootout 2010,” are the only web based programs included in the nominations and the selected shows are going up against major television and cable programs. “I never saw this one coming, but I’m happy to be nominated,” says Web Series Director Steve Weiss, “It’s so much fun making the shows…this is such an added bonus.”

With a total of 8 FilmFellas Cast Seasons, the Emmy Selection is from Cast 7: Webisode 30 “What is Truth,” which kicks off with a game of telephone to demonstrate the complexities of documenting history. FilmFellas Cast 7: “Masters of Non-Fiction” features an award winning cast of Documentary filmmakers with David Grubin, one of the most decorated documentarians in history with 10 Emmys (The American Experience, The Jewish Americans, LBJ, RFK, FDR), Ondi Timoner 2009 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for We Live In Public & the 2004 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for DIG; and Sean Dunne: a web based documentarian and Sundance Official Selection for The Archive.

Also included in the nominees for Outstanding Program Series includes, “The Great Camera Shootout 2010: a three part web series where gunslinging HD DSLRs face-off against legendary 35mm Film.” The webisodic series showcases the top performing hybrid HD-DSLR cameras: Canon: 5D MKII, 7D, 1D, 550D/T2i Rebel, Nikon D3s, Panasonic GH1 and compares the image quality of these cameras against the gold standard of 35mm film. “This was an enormous undertaking,” says Steve Weiss Web Series Director, “and great care was taken to make this an apples-to-apples test with scientific accuracy behind it.” Come watch the Emmy Nominated Web Series: FilmFellas and The Great Camera Shootout 2010.

Zacuto Films Web Series Credits Include: Producers: Jens Bogehegn, Steve Weiss and Scott Lynch. Web Series Director: Steve Weiss. Director of Photography: Jens Bogehegn. Editor: Daniel Skubal.

Both Weiss and Bogehegn have worked together as Director/Cinematographer since 1986, together they have created in both film and video over 600 commercial, corporate, documentary & fashion projects as well as three web based video series and have been honored with a Bronze Star Houston International Film Festival, 2 Chicago Film Festival International Winners, Chicago Film Festival International Certificate, NY Film Festival Winner, AFVA Red Ribbon, 1st & 2nd Prize Beverage and Food Dynamics, Silver Triangle Award, 5 Silver & 4 Bronze Telly Awards, 2 Emmy Nominations and 2 Black Diamond Awards for Product Design.

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3 Responses to “Zacuto Films: 2010 Double Emmy Nominee for “The Great Camera Shootout” + “FilmFellas””

  1. bobbe on November 7th, 2010 11:38 am


  2. bobbe on November 7th, 2010 11:38 am


  3. Richard van den Boogaard on November 7th, 2010 4:51 pm

    CONGRATS! Well deserved…!

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Rachel has been with Zacuto since 2009. She began working in the sales department and moved to marketing in 2013. In her role as Digital Marketing Director she oversees the gear loan and review program, social media, blog content,, and works with the team on overall marketing strategy. Rachel has a BA in Theatre with a focus on Directing from Arizona State University. Those who have spoken with her on the phone know she occasionally reveals her homeland by slipping into a British accent. Rachel likes tear-jerker sports movies, reading cookbooks for pleasure, and crossword puzzles. Contact her at


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