61st Primetime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Cinematography for a Half-Hour Series

 Michael Weaver, Director of Photography - Californication - In Utero

Outstanding Cinematography for a One-Hour Series

 Ousama Rawi, B.S.C., C.S.C., Director of Photography - The Tudors – Episode 303

Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming

 Todd Liebler, Camera - Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - Laos

Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming

 Out Of The Wild: The Alaska Experiment - What Did I Sign Up For?
     Derek Carver, Director of Photographer 
     Michael Applebaum, Camera Operator
     John Armstrong, Camera Operator

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series

 American Idol - Episode 834A
     Rick Edwards, Technical Director
     Bill Chaikowsky, Camera
     Greg Smith, Camera
     John Repczynski, Camera
     George Prince, Camera
     Danny Bonilla, Camera
     Alex Hernandez, Camera
     Dave Eastwood, Camera
     Bobby Highton, Camera
     Ken Patterson, Camera
     Diane Biederbeck, Camera
     Danny Webb, Camera
     Dave Plakos, Camera
     Steve Thiel, Camera
     Mike Tribble, Camera
     Chris Gray, Video Control

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special

 Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony
     John Murphy, Camera Operator
     Tim O’Neill, Camera Operator
     Andy Italiano, Camera Operator
     Tore Livia, Camera Operator
     Joe Debonis, Camera Operator

Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic, Multi-Camera) for Variety, Music or Comedy Programming

 Kieran Healy, Lighting Designer - American Idol Finale


Engineering Emmy Award to Fujinon Precision focus Assistance System (Fujinon Inc. and NHK)
     Fujinon’s Precision Focus Assist System enables camera operators the ability to ensure fast accurate focusing of high definition images by providing instantaneous correction of marginally focused images. Operation of focus can be manual, momentary for fully automatic.

Engineering Emmy Award to Litepanels LED lighting products (Litepanels, Inc.)
     Litepanel’s products are low-voltage, low-wattage, energy efficient, LED lighting fixtures that allow for a wide range of applications of LED technology to a variety of image capture situations.

Engineering Plaque to Grip Trix Electric Motorized Camera Dolly (Grip Trix)
     (Plaques to Herb Ault, Aaron Hammel and Bob Anderson)
     This special equipment camera dolly is virtually silent and is adaptable to accommodate just about any moving camera shot.