Gear of the Year Award for "Best Lens Accessory"
The readers of film magazine Pro Moviemaker awarded Schneider-Kreuznach with the Gear of the Year Award for "Best Lens Accessory" for the True-Streak Filter.
"The Schneider Group is delighted to receive this award and want to thank Pro Moviemaker and its valued readers for this honor. We strive to provide filmmakers with outstanding tools so they can tell their stories in unique and exciting ways," says Piet Thiele, Product Manager of Cine Optics at Schneider-Kreuznach.
True Streak Filters simulate or enhance the anamorphic lens flare effect strongly associated Star Trek since the J.J. Abrams helmed reboot. Crescenzo Notarile, Director of Photography of season 3 (2020) of Star Trek: Discovery, loves these filters. „Because I love the energy of light.", he says "I love when light refracts, flares, and dances across the coatings of the lens. To me, this is the art of what we do - provide visual stimuli." Together with D.P. Glen Keenan, Star Trek visionary Alex Kurtzman and Producing Director Olatunde Osunsanmi, Crescenzo, he shot with the Schneider-Kreuznach True-Streak Filters.
This is the 3rd win for Schneider-Kreuznach. Pro Moviemaker awarded Gear of The Year to The Schneider Group in 2017 for "Best Lens" and in 2018 for "Best Lens Accessory.