I remember getting a call from George Dibie saying I won the Emerging Cinematographer Award! I was driving my car and could hardly believe my ears! It was so exciting! Luckily I didn’t crash into anything!
After the screening event at the DGA, all of us awardees went to many industry events, including the Cannes Film Festival where Kodak Film sponsored all of us in a wonderful old French Chateau. It was wonderful to be under the wing of our Camera Local in such a worldwide venue!
I still have the plaque hanging on my wall from 2002!