RED Digital Cinema Puts Award-Winning Filmmakers in the Spotlight at Cine Gear Expo
May 29th, 2024
Left to right: Jeff Cronenweth, Wally Pfister, Erik Messerschmidt

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (May 30, 2024)—RED Digital Cinema will host two discussions with acclaimed filmmakers at this year’s Cine Gear Expo on the Warner Bros. Studios Lot in Los Angeles. On Friday, June 7, at 4:45 p.m., Jeff Cronenweth, ASC; Erik Messerschmidt, ASC and Wally Pfister, ASC, BSC, DGA will join RED for Unleashing Creativity: The Influence of Music Videos and Commercials. On Saturday, June 8, at 2:45 p.m., Eric Branco, Alice Brooks, ASC; Markus Förderer, ASC, BVK and Polly Morgan, ASC, BSC will explore Building Cinematic Worlds.

Cronenweth (Oscar®-nominee for "The Social Network" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"), Messerschmidt (Academy Award®-winner for "Mank"), and Pfister (four-time Oscar-nominee for "The Dark Knight," "The Prestige" and "Batman Begins," and winner for "Inception") will share how short-form content serves as a catalyst for creativity, propelling filmmakers to push the boundaries of their craft. The candid conversation will explore the transformative power of experimentation with cutting-edge tools and techniques, as these world-renowned artists reveal how they infuse innovation into their storytelling.

Expo attendees can embark on a journey with filmmakers Branco (“Story Ave”, “Silent Partner”), Brooks (“Wicked”), Förderer (“Constellation”) and Morgan (“Back to Black”) as they discuss the intricacies of world-building in storytelling. Learn firsthand about their collaborative prowess with key departments, mastery of remote camera systems and adept handling of extreme environments. This talented group of filmmakers will discuss the various technologies they use to immerse audiences in unforgettable narratives.

Both panels, moderated by RED’s Naida Albright, offer attendees a unique opportunity to gain invaluable insights from industry visionaries and innovators. From the artistry of short-form content to the complexities of cinematic world building, RED Digital Cinema invites you to join the conversation at Cine Gear Expo.

RED’s panels will take place in Screening Room 12 and are free with admission to Cine Gear Expo. Seating for panels is on a first-come basis. Advanced registration and directions for the Expo can be done at

Cine Gear Expo-goers are also invited to stop by RED’s booth at 244 Midwest Street to see the latest in digital cinema technologies.