However, he was perhaps better known as a major innovator to the industry. He was the inventor/co-inventor of the Samcine inclining prism,CCTV for film cameras, the remote control system for the Louma Crane,Samcine MK2 Calculator,Samcine rigidised equipment cases, Mitchell BNC front projection conversion, dSam depth of field test chart and many more. His many awards included two ASC technical achievement awards for the depth of field calculator and the Cinematographers Computer programme. As well as the Academy Plaque ( with Jean-Marie Lavalou and Alain Masseron),in 1980 and the Technical Achievement Award for the development of the Louma Crane and Remote Control System for Motion Picture Production and the Cameraimage lifetime achievement award in 2006. He was also the author of a number of essential industry manuals on cinematography for Focal Press and contributing editor to the ASC magazine until 1983.
Edited by Jonathan Flanagan, 16 December 2015 - 03:00 PM.