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Bill Vinten [left] is presented with his award by GTC President Dick Hibberd (photograph copyright the Guild of Television Cameramen)



Bill Vinten, youngest son of the founder of Vinten [shown above left], was presented with the highest honour at the Guild of Television Cameramen Awards. The ceremony, held at the prestigious BFI Southbank in London, saw 90 year old Bill Vinten collect the Guild’s TiCA Award for his lifetime contribution to fostering and improving the art and craft of the professional television cameraman.

Bill Vinten dedicated his award to all of the Vinten employees for their hard work over the years, and their contribution to the company’s success. The award marks a momentous year for Vinten as the company recently celebrated its 100 year anniversary, an unprecedented achievement in the film and television industry.

Back in January 1910, Bill Vinten’s father, William Vinten, opened his first workshop for business, repairing and manufacturing cameras. The company revolutionised the broadcast industry and set Vinten on its path to become the established, global market leader it is today, now part of the Vitec Group.

A special selection of Vinten’s high quality camera support products from past and present were on display at the GTC event to commemorate the company’s centenary. Attendees also got the chance to see some of Bill Vinten’s private equipment collection including his 1920’s Model C Film Camera.

GTC chairman, Graeme McAlpine, said: “We were delighted to present Bill Vinten with our TiCA Award for Excellence 2010, it is the Guild’s biggest accolade and went to a well deserved winner. Vinten’s innovative products have undoubtedly changed the world of broadcasting. The family and the company have provided cameras and cameramen with 100 fantastic years of support”.

Vinten is a long-term supporter of the Guild’s annual awards and this year we sponsored the GTC Multi-camera Award, which recognises the cameraman demonstrating the best multi-camera skills.

To watch an interview with Bill Vinten please click here

To see Vinten's 100 years timeline please click here

Photograph © The Guild of Television Cameramen


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