Jun 27 2021

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Ramanath Shetty is most popular cinematographer who had cranked camera for  award winning films  like Pazhassi Raja, Mirugam and currently he is also successful as  a seasoned actor in both television and feature films. His contribution to SICA as treasurer is noteworthy. Ramanath Shetty shares his film journey with SICA. […]

Jun 23 2021

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Filmmaking   –  in the Lockdown times India entered into a full lockdown due to the Covid pandemic, in the last week of March 2020. We all looked at it as, may be as a maximum for  a three week period or so. But here we are now , June 2021 […]

Jun 17 2021

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Recently scientists have found a break through in terms of Imaging principle of lens, using Space plate will reduce the size of a lens nearly three to four times, especially Long Tele lens imaging can be achieved by a smaller size of lens with the use of Space plate. The […]

Jul 23 2021

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When popular films always finds a place for public attention at all media platforms, new experimental  movies remain very personal choice to film lovers. Recently some good movies surfaced at various festivals with some new form of film language should gain attention and more viewing. Some good films in world […]

Jul 03 2021

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In a era of many creative thinkers around the world feel against film censorship, instead film rating would be more than enough to guide audience to the nature of a film. Censorship is a controversial and debatable issue in the film industry, with no solution in sight. Censorship in simple […]

Mar 19 2021

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On assignment for National Geographic underwater DoP Luis Lamar descends thousands of feet in the submarine Nadir to the largely unseen Northeast Canyons and Seamounts located off the coast of Massachusetts. The NE Canyons are the first and only Marine National Monument in the Atlantic Ocean. What’s special about Northeast […]

Jun 29 2018

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Jun 25 2018

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Jun 12 2018

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The Southern India Cinematographers Association, SICA, was started on 27th November 1972. Mr. A. Vincent was the Founder-President, Mr.P.N.Sundaram the General Secretary and Mr. S. Maruthi Rao the Treasurer. The main objective was to engage with the management of studios and producers to secure better emoluments, job security and fair remuneration and benefits. SICA is a TRADE UNION of all South Indian Cinematographers and is affiliated to the Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI).

Today SICA aims to further the artistic interest of the cinematographers, educate and keep abreast with the latest technical achievements in the field, protect the commercial interests and look after the welfare of its members. Technical Qualification, Knowledge and Experience is the primary criteria for membership. The Membership today is Classified under ACTIVE Cameraman, ASSOCIATE Cameraman and JUNIORS.



Marcus Bartley

SANTHI NILAYAM, 1969

P.C.Sreeram

NAYAGAN, 1987

B.Kannan

Kangalal Kaidhu Sei , 2004

Chota K Naidu

Damarukam, 2012

Balu Mahendra

MOONDRAM BIRAI, 1982

Madhu Ambat

Amaram, 1990

Santosh Sivan

Iruvar, 1997

S. Ramachandra

Mane, 1989-90

Marcus Bartley

SANTHI NILAYAM, 1969

Balu Mahendra

MOONDRAM BIRAI, 1982

P.C.Sreeram

NAYAGAN, 1987

Madhu Ambat

Amaram, 1990

B.Kannan

Kangalal Kaidhu Sei , 2004

Santosh Sivan

Iruvar, 1997

Chota K Naidu

Damarukam, 2012

S. Ramachandra

Mane, 1989-90


Since time immemorial, labour has always been sought to be exploited by employers the world over, who invariably held the upper hand in employment. Trade activism has been in existence since ancient times, but has been organized only in the past few centuries since the Industrial Revolution.

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Veteran Cinematographer NK Viswanathan was popular for his works as Cinematographer for films like ‘Kalyanaraaman’. He holds the record of doing more than100 feature films which is a remarkable benchmark in the history of film industry in any part of the globe.

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