SUN CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD
ENCOURAGING THE SUCCESS OF FEMALE CINEMATOGRAPHY STUDENTS
WINTER 2019 WINNERS
February 16, 2019
CONGRATULATIONS TO BECKY BAIHUI CHEN AND SHELBY ADAIR
This year, we have two winners: 1st prize went to Becky Baihui Chen, and 2nd prize to Shelby Adair. These two talented women have been paired with two remarkable cinematographers, Peter Levy and Andrew Kuhnz, respectively, and we look forward to seeing where they go next.
Becky Baihui Chen
Her international journey to filmmaking has inspired a unique vision and stunning artistry. Her talent is apparent in her reel, which can be seen on Vimeo. She is excited about the award, and already has plans for how to use the funds: "I would love to add a macro lens to our rental package for some intimate scenes between the mother and daughter in Welcome Back, a thesis film that will be shot in Ecuador."
Becky has been paired with cinematographer Peter Levy, and has already established a positive mentorship with him.
Her award also comes with a stipend towards a project, support from Blackmagic Design, a student membership with Women In Film, and a student membership with the American Society of Cinematographers.
Shelby has overcome great adversity and continued her progress towards her career in cinematography. We are inspired by the joy and determination she brings to her work. Shelby's reel is also available on Vimeo.
Cinematographer and USC graduate Anthony Kuhnz has graciously stepped up as Shelby's mentor.
A special thanks to Blackmagic Collective for hosting this year's ceremony, and to Chris Chomyn for his unwavering support and continually helping us improve the caliber of the award.