Bellingham, Washington (PRWEB) January 10, 2013
The “Cooke Look” ? long revered by photography directors and camera teams for its rendering of sympathetic color and optimum focus ? is being recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with its Award of Merit, the Academy has announced.
“Since their first series of motion picture lenses, Cooke Optics has continued to create optical innovations decade after decade,” the Academy announcement said. “Producing what is commonly referred to as the ‘Cooke Look,’ these lenses have often been the lens of choice for creative cinematographers worldwide.”
“This is another example of the work of optical engineers touching the lives of so many, and it reminds us of the roots of SPIE in cameras and imaging,” said Eugene Arthurs, CEO of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. “The Cooke lenses have extended the relationship between light and art into the modern era and we celebrate this recognition of the lens designers and makers. The images brought to us through movies, through these Cooke optics, are both informative and entertaining, and help bring about understanding among people in diverse regions and even change lives. I’m not endorsing all movies of course but many have served to inspire viewers.”
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