At a Workshop on Using the Camera in Cinematography
Ahmad Al Morsy Explains How to Obtain Maximum Benefit Out of RED Cameras
Yesterday, DOP Ahmad Al Morsy took part in a workshop about utilizing RED cameras in cinematography. The workshop was held for the very first time in Egypt by Advanced Media Trading LLC, one of the Arab world's largest suppliers of broadcast, professional video and photography equipment, in cooperation with RED Digital Cinema and MAD Solutions at ROOM Art Space & Cafe in Cairo.
During the workshop, Al Morsy explained the difference between the latest model of the RED camera and other cameras and how he used the RED camera in his films Al Hafla and The Blue Elephant. He also demonstrated how to obtain the maximum benefit out of the camera in cinematography, praising its capability of shooting in low light and nighttime conditions, its ability to shoot slow motion videos at 300 frames per second, its underwater endurance for long periods and how it facilitates video editing before moving on to the post-production phase. Matthew Collins, Technical Support Engineer at RED Digital Cinema, also participated in the workshop.
Currently, DOP Al Morsy is serving as a jury member of the Arab Cinema Horizons Competition held within the 39th Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) that is going to close on November 30.
Last month, Al Morsy was selected as a jury member of the Made In Egypt competition at the Shnit Worldwide Short film festival. Moreover, hew on the Cinematography Award as part of the Egyptian Films Poll Awards at the 33rd Alexandria International Film Festival for Mediterranean Countries for his latest film The Originals (Al Aslyeen) by director Marwan Hamed.
For more than 20 years working as a DOP in the film industry, DOP Ahmad Al Morsy presented more than 50 films and won seven awards for four of his films. Heshot more than 1000 TV commercials. ARRI, the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of motion picture cameras, digital intermediate systems and lighting equipment, has picked some of Al Morsy's works in a video of its production entitled Fall, where best shots taken by the ALEXA camera are shown. Al Morsy was featured in the video through some scenes from his film The Originals (Al Aslyeen), Angham's music video and two TV commercials. This is the third year in a row for Al Morsy to be featured in a video of ARRI's best camera users.
RED Digital Cinema is the leading manufacturer of professional digital cinema cameras. In 2006, RED began a revolution with the 4K RED ONE digital cinema camera. By 2008, RED released the DSMC (Digital Stills and Motion Camera) system that allowed the same camera to be used on features like The Hobbit trilogy, The Martian, and Emmy-winning shows like House of Cards and others.
Advanced Media Trading LLC is one of the Arab world's largest suppliers of broadcast, professional video and photography equipment and accessories. Headquartered and founded in Dubai, U.A.E in 2002, Advanced Media conducts business all over the Arab world and is engaged in every aspect of the broadcast, professional video and photography industry including sales, consultancy, installation, training, service and maintenance.