The Making of The HBO Camera Assessment Test (CAS) Seminar

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Originally Aired - Thursday, October 26   |   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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The HBO Camera Assessment Test marks its 10th year offering an unparalleled deep-dive into the world of professional cinematography, subjecting state-of-the-art cameras to the challenging realities of modern production. 

Over ten years, the Assessment Series has acted as an educational tool, fostering a deeper comprehension of cinematography's technical aspects. It promotes a more nuanced and informed discourse in the industry, raising the bar for technical excellence in visual storytelling. 

For the first time, the creators of the CAS, Stephen Beres and Suny Behar will discuss the methodology of the tests, the technology changes impacting the style and type of analysis required, giving the attendee knowledge to apply testing strategy and technique to their own careers. 

This follows the NAB Show New York hosted screening, Wednesday evening, for the NY production community.  For the most recent assessment in the series, Zeiss Cinematography lenses were exclusively employed, and the camera systems tested included: The ARRI Alexa Mini, SONY Venice 2, RED V-Raptor, BLACKMAGIC Ursa 12K, ARRI Alexa 35 and KODAK 5219 Film. 



Suny Behar
Director and Director of Photography
Stephen Beres
Senior Vice President of Production Operations
HBO & Max