Arri Rental Collaborates With Korda Studios To Sponsor The Hungarian Society Of Cinematographers Historic Master Class

ARRI Rental Premieres the State-of-the-art ALEXA 65 Camera to the H.S.C. for a Special Commemorative Shoot with Mari Torocsik

Budapest, (PresseBox) - In collaboration with Korda Studios, ARRI Rental Budapest announced today its sponsorship support of the Hungarian Society of Cinematographers historic Master Class Program this coming weekend. An initiative dedicated to the long-term training of the local film industry and its crew school, the H.S.C.'s Master Class consists of a three-day, film-training course at Korda Studios, featuring the industry and educational expertise of Janos Kovacsi, of the University of North Carolina; Emil Novak, President of the Hungarian Film Academy and Hungarian Society of Cinematographers (H.S.C.); Peter Racz of Tiger DIT, and other working film professionals in sound engineering and camera operation.

Providing young filmmakers, filmmaking students, and prospective future students with unique, hands-on training, the workshop is tailored to developing relevant skill sets in modern film production and production service work. The workshop includes actual filming, screenings, and classes held by world-class professionals.

As a special tribute to Hungary's historic filmmaking heritage, the Hungarian Society of Cinematographers will shoot footage during the workshop of Mari Torocsik, renowned as Hungary's "Actress of the Nation", to preserve her film screen legacy for future generations, as one of the last century's most important Hungarian actresses.

As a special tribute to Hungary's historic filmmaking heritage, the Hungarian Society of Cinematographers will shoot footage during the workshop of Mari Torocsik, renowned as Hungary's "Actress of the Nation". The footage will be used to preserve her film screen legacy as one of the last century's most important Hungarian actresses for future generations.

To commemorate the filming, ARRI Rental will for the first time in Hungary, premiere and donate the use of its state-of-the-art, ALEXA 65 Camera to the Hungarian Society of Cinematographers.

"We are honoured to participate in this historic moment in Hungarian filmmaking with a great respect for preserving Mari Torocsik's career legacy through our premier technology", commented Clemens Danzer, Director of International Sales and Branch Manager for ARRI Rental.

About Korda Studios:

Korda Studios is a state-of-art film studio complex located 30 km (18 miles) west of Budapest in the wine-making village of Etyek. The studio is named after Sir Alexander Korda, a Hungarian-born, British film producer and director. Korda Studio offers six state of the art sound stages on 15,000 square meters and is one of the largest soundstages in the world, possessing an area of 6,000 square meters and a net buildable height of 20 meters.

Recent production credits include, MARCO POLO, directed by John Fusco, INFERNO, directed by Ron Howard, THE MARTIAN, directed by Ridley Scott, and THE LAST KINGDOM, directed by Nick Murphy.

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About The Hungarian Society of Cinematographers:

The H.S.C. is a collective of cinematographic professionals within television and film production and related professions. The objective of the organization is to commit itself to human progress and excellence within a self-governed forum of the highest ranked, independent professional cameramen.

H.S.C. seeks to comprise the Hungarian cinematographer's alliance without distinction of genre, in order to promote and protect the members' professional, financial, moral and social interests and to serve the development of the Hungarian motion picture culture.

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The Hungarian Filmlab:

The Hungarian Filmlab is a state-of-the-art film laboratory in Hungary providing complete post production services for the motion picture industry, combining the purely digital intermediate procedures with the digital and the traditional laboratory services within a well synchronized technology.

The Filmlab colleagues are qualified professionals with extensive international experience operating top-of-the-line work in a comfortable environment. The company is located in Budapest, in one of the now green and pleasant districts of the capital, very close to the centre of the city. During the last few Decades Filmlab the Webster has become a well RESPECTA lab in the region by Collaborating in hundreds of Hungarian and foreign productions.

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ARRI Rental Deutschland GmbH

ARRI Rental is a leading provider of camera, lighting and grip equipment to the feature film, television, advertising, broadcast and events markets. Operating through a network of rental facilities in the US and across Europe, the group's combined resources and expertise allow ARRI Rental to develop and roll out exclusive, proprietary technologies. These include the ALEXA XT B+W and now the ALEXA 65, a large-format solution for high-end theatrical motion pictures, comprising a 65 mm digital cinema camera, custom-designed prime and zoom lenses, and fast, efficient workflow tools.

Recent productions serviced by the group include: 'Alice Through the Looking Glass', 'Game of Thrones', 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies', 'Carol', 'Point Break', 'By the Sea', 'Downton Abbey', 'The Intern', 'Everest', 'Hitman: Agent 47', 'Southpaw', 'Insurgent', 'Unbroken', 'A Most Violent Year', 'Selma', 'Birdman', 'Kingsman: The Secret Service', 'The Theory of Everything', 'John Wick', 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', 'Gravity' and '12 Years a Slave' amongst others.

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