Cinematographer Ravi K. Chandran Joins Canon India as Cinema EOS Ambassador

Hyderabad: Building on its legacy of fuelling creativity and innovation, Canon India today announced the onboarding of acclaimed cinematographer and director, Ravi K. Chandran as a Canon Cinema EOS Ambassador. This initiative is part of Canon's commitment to spreading the culture of videography and nurturing talent in the realms of filmmaking through its ambassador program. Chandran, a celebrated figure with an illustrious three-decade career spanning Hindi, Malayalam, and Tamil cinema, is known for his pivotal role in redefining Indian cinematography.

A beloved figure in Indian cinema, Chandran's journey began in 1984 and quickly ascended after his breakthrough with the Malayalam film "Kilukkampetti." His masterful work in "Virasat" earned him widespread acclaim, setting a high standard early in his career. Over the years, Chandran has garnered multiple reputed awards, including two Filmfare Awards and a Southern Filmfare Award. His international recognition peaked with a nomination for the prestigious Camerimage Golden Frog Award, marking him as the only Indian cinematographer to achieve this honor.
Mr. Vishesh Magoo, Assistant Director, Imaging Communication Business Centre, Canon India, expressed his enthusiasm about Chandran’s inclusion, “We are thrilled to welcome Ravi K. Chandran to the Canon family! His exceptional talent and innovative spirit align perfectly with Canon’s mission to empower visual storytellers. At Canon India, we are not only committed to pioneering new technology but also forging new partnerships, so that together, we can spread the culture of filmmaking further and nurture a culture of creativity in India. With Chandran's expertise coupled with our cutting-edge cinematography solutions, I am confident that India's visual storytelling landscape will reach unprecedented heights, inspiring generations to come."
Mr. Ravi K. Chandran expressed his excitement about the collaboration, stating, “Joining the Canon EOS Ambassador Program is an exciting moment for me. Canon's continuous innovation has always intrigued me, pushing me to explore new possibilities in cinematography. With this collaboration, I not only look forward to infusing new energies amidst bright young minds of the world of cinema but I’m also all geared up to unlock new horizons that I have envisioned throughout my career. Together with Canon, I am eager to push the boundaries of filmmaking and pave the way for exciting advancements in the field.”
Chandran's innovative approach is exemplified in iconic Bollywood films such as "Dil Chahta Hai," "Yuva," "Koi Mil Gaya," "Paheli," "Fanaa," "Saawariya," "Ghajini," "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi," "My Name is Khan," and "Agneepath” amongst others. In the South, he has significantly influenced visual storytelling with masterpieces such as "Minsaara Kanavu," "Kandukondain Kandukondain," "Citizen," "Boys," "Aayitha Ezhuthu," and "Kannathil Muthamittal."
The Canon EOS Ambassador Program brings together creative professionals and industry experts who are influential leaders in the photo and video community, both offline and online. They help the community by providing trusted product validation, assurance, and consultation, reaching a diverse audience across different genres, demographics, and languages. The program nurtures a community dedicated to advancing the art of visual storytelling.
( Source : Deccan Chronicle )
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