May 15 2022

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SICA on its continuing efforts of building a strong knowledge platform under SICA CAM BENEFIT TRUST this 15th may 2022  first time in India in association with Tinnu International RED V.RAPTOR 8k Cinema Camera demo was conducted  at Prasad lab theatre with great attendance from SICA members. Red Digital Cinema […]

May 14 2022

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Cannes Film Festival this year is very special as film world started to breath out from the pandemic which halted progress of Entertainment Industry. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has shortlisted six films which will be screened at the 10-day film festival, which starts on May 17. The lineup […]

May 09 2022

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As art of cinematography evolved, lot of technical science was standardized, like Aspect Ratio, frame rate for exhibition to various platforms especially to theatres. Color space is important technical color information standards for filming and exhibition, this topic got prominence after digital cinematography happened. A color space is a defined […]

May 11 2022

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These days we can’t find any film or wedding video without drone shots, which was rarity years back. Drones of using different payloads, Drone with cameras have seen a lot of development with resolution and added features. Dji mini pro 3 is latest addition with remarkably weighing just below 250 […]

Mar 28 2022

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Oscar awards announced live at Dolby theatre Hollywood. Dune and Coda dominated this year Oscar by winning many awards. It was strange that Dune was not nominated for Best Director. Internationally acclaimed film maker Jane Campion winning Best Director award for The Power of the Dog are value addition for […]

Jan 11 2022

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Golden globe is one of the most prestigious awards conducted yearly, and it has great influence over Oscars which always conducted after golden Globes. Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) shows Golden Globes during the 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton on January 9, 2022 Pandemic wave has […]

May 01 2022

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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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