Canon kick-starts Free Online Cinema Webinars; On-boards Indian Cinematography Brilliances
Canon begins new webinar series focused on the art of cinematography.Webinar flagship speakers include some of the best cinematographers in India - Santosh Sivan, Kiran Deohans and Alphonse Roy
Being one of the leading digital imaging companies, the brand constantly aims at pushing the boundaries of photography and cinematography. Moreover, while the mainstream and regional cinema industry continues to evolve and grow, a massive splurge in the consumer engagement with OTT led content has immensely contributed to the overall growth of the filming industry. This has also led to a massive demand for innovative and cutting edge products that can cater to the futuristic requirements of the filming professionals.
In line with this attempt, Canon India is kick-starting a new series of online masterclasses focusing on cinematography and film-making. Through these webinars, Canon India aims at providing an opportunity to all amateur and professional cinematographers to explore the marvel of full frame cameras in the field of cinematography and film-making, thereby leading to quality content production.
Commenting on the initiative, C. Sukumaran, Director, Consumer System Products & Imaging Communication Products, said “Consumers have been extremely delighted with the ongoing webinars and we have received amazing response so far. The current lockdown has given a rise to the consumption of OTT and digital content and we believe that this has also led to curiosity around the use of cinema cameras. With professional cinematography webinar series, we aim to enrich the minds of young adults who are looking to pursue a career in this field of motion pictures or also enrich the senior cinematographer with the changing dynamics of content making and consumption. We have chosen a blend to start with three of the most talented Director of Cinematography in India for the cinema series webinars and hope to encapsulate the minds of all cinema admirers.”
The first leg of this riveting cinema webinars will be undertaken by one of the most acclaimed cinematographers and Padma Shri awardees – Santosh Sivan. Mr. Sivan is the only Indian cinematographer to be inducted into the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC). His work in Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi cinema has been honoured with National awards movies such as Perumthachan, Kaalapani, Iruvar and Dil Se.
Followed by Santosh Sivan are webinars by two other renowned and celebrated cinematographers - Kiran Deohans and Alphonse Roy. Mr. Deohans is known for his brilliance in Bollywood cinema with projects like Agneepath, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Jodhaa Akbar, Sarabjeet, Manikarnika and very recent Mrs. Serial Killer on Netflix. Mr. Roy brings to the table a different perspective being a wildlife cinematographer since more than two decades with accomplishments of projects like Gulaab Gang, Raid, Aamir, Mumbai Cutting to name a few along with India’s finest DI Colourist Ashirwad who graded over 700 films including blockbusters like Dangal, Raid, Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat, Kabir Singh, Malang to name a few.
About Canon Group
Ever since its foundation in 1937, Canon is guided by the “Kyosei” philosophy of living and working together for the common good. Canon strives to create and deliver world-class products, becoming a top global corporation by diversifying into new business fields throughout the world. Focusing on optical technologies, Canon produces office equipment, consumer and professional imaging devices, network cameras, healthcare and industrial equipment. Through the close connection between its global head office in Tokyo and regional headquarters in America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and regional headquarters in Japan, Canon combines its global and local operations organically. In 1996, Canon launched its Excellent Global Corporation Plan with the goal of serving the society with advanced technologies and becoming a trustworthy and responsible corporate citizen. The year 2016 was the first year of Phase 5 of the Plan. Currently, Canon boasts a strong global presence of 376 subsidiaries all over the world, supported by 197,776 employees. (Data as of December 31, 2017)
About Canon India
Canon India Pvt. Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pvt. Ltd., is a world leader in imaging technologies. Set up in 1997, Canon markets over 200 comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging products and solutions in India. The company today has offices and warehouses in 14 cities across India and employs over 1000 people and over 850 channel partners. Canon India till date has opened over 250 retailer stores accredited as “Image Square” across 100+ cities in the country. Canon India’s service reach extends to over 634 towns covering 18,195 PIN codes across India - which comprises of 270 Camera collection points, 16 Camera repair centers, 272 Printer repair centers, 191 Copier, Scanner and Large Format Printer Sales & Service dealers. (Data as of May 11, 2020).In sync with its corporate tagline- ‘Delighting You Always’, reinforced by World class technology, Canon offers an extended product portfolio, including copier MFDs, Managed Document Services, Fax-Machines, Printers, Document and Cheque Scanners, All-in-ones, Digital Cameras, DSLR’s, Cinematic Imaging Products, Camcorders, Cable ID Printers and Card printers catering to the multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Commercial, Government & PSUs. In 2017, the imaging leader recorded a double-digit growth.