Congratulations to Joseph Mullan and Natalie Kingston, winners of the Precision Image Contest (PIC) sponsored jointly by Maine Media Workshops (MMW) and Carl Zeiss USA. Joseph, still photographer, and Natalie, filmmaker, each received a selection of premier Zeiss SLR lenses and a MMW 2012 tuition scholarship.
Joseph explains, “Summer Workshop participants were given the opportunity to ‘test-drive’ various Zeiss lenses provided by Zeiss USA. Having those Zeiss lenses and the Precision Image Competition created a lot of extra buzz among the students and staff. Everyone was remarking about the razor sharpness and spectacular tonal separations of the Zeiss lenses. Maine Media Workshops and Zeiss USA provided a life altering, aesthetic, learning experience.”
Natalie continues, "Immersing myself in a place where I can live and breathe cinematography everyday with those who share the same passion was something that I never imagined could be possible. Being at Maine Media, able to learn from some of the best filmmakers in the industry, I feel like I now have the knowledge and skills to take my career to a higher level. I will never forget this journey."
PIC winners were announced at the Annual Maine Media Party at B&H in Manhattan, Wednesday, October 26. Jason Esposito, Photo Department Manager at Maine Media, recalled the evening, “With 202 partygoers, fabulous food, a plethora of opportunities for networking and the excitement of the announcement of the PIC winners, this year’s B&H party was one of the best ever. There were a lot of new ideas shared for 2012 faculty and courses at MMW. The B&H crew were warm and welcoming; we enjoyed their great hospitality and enthusiasm.”
Joseph Mullan’s winning image appears above. Click to view Natalie Kingston’s winning film, After the Circus.