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Asbury PR Agency and Bridge Strategic Communications Form Strategic Alliance to Offer PR and Marketing Service to Diverse Clients
News: Asbury PR Agency and Bridge Strategic Communications Form Strategic Alliance to Offer PR and Marketing Service to Diverse ClientsTwo of the entertainment industry’s most experienced and respected public relations practitioners, Stu Zakim, founder of New York City-based Bridge Strategic Communications, and Dan Harary, founder of Beverly Hills, CA-based Asbury PR Agency, have formed a strategic alliance. The two agency owners have joined forces to offer media and entertainment industry clients, across all sectors, full-service public relations, promotional, social media, and marketing services, on a national basis.
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DPA Microphones Expands Sales Force
News: DPA Microphones Expands Sales ForceU.S. Office Welcomes Three New Area Sales Managers; 
Promotes New General Manager
DPA Inc., the U.S. branch of DPA Microphones, is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Spahr, Pedro Rocha and Leonardo Romero as Area Sales Managers for the Eastern U.S., Western U.S. and Southern U.S./Latin America, respectively. The company has also promoted Shan Siebert to General Manager of the Longmont, Colorado-based office. After a year of unprecedented growth for the U.S. operations, these latest assignments signify the company’s continued commitment to its customers in the region.
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SMPTE® Confers 'Fellow' Status on Eight Members of Motion-Imaging Technology Industry
Industry Leaders Honored by SMPTE Continue to Make Global Impact on the Production, Delivery, and Display of Content
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it has granted SMPTE Fellow membership status to eight industry leaders. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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Beijing’s Base Fx Makes Qube! a Big Part of Feature Film Workflow
500 Additional Render Farm Management Software Licenses to be Used on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and Other Blockbuster Films
PipelineFX, makers of Qube!, the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today that Beijing VFX firm Base Fx has ordered 500 additional licenses to supplement their growing feature film queue.
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ASC Honors Linwood Dunn Student Heritage Award Winners
News: ASC Honors Linwood Dunn Student Heritage Award WinnersThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has chosen three winners for the 2014 ASC Linwood Dunn Student Heritage Awards. The honors were announced last night during a ceremony at the organization’s clubhouse here. Designed to showcase the artistic abilities of the next generation of filmmakers, the recipients were noted for their cinematographic abilities.
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Cinedigm Acquires N.A. Digital Rights To Double Dutch' Family Feature Film 'The Stream'
Rainn Wilson, Christopher Gorham, Kelly Rutherford and Mario Lopez Star
Cinedigm has acquired North American distribution rights to Double Dutch' family film "THE STREAM," it was announced today by Cinedigm C.E.O. Chris McGurk and Double Dutch President Jason Moring. Cinedigm will release "THE STREAM" on DVD, digital and VOD platforms on August 26, 2014. In separate deals, Double Dutch sold the film to VM in Australia and MediAsia for pan Asian TV.
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Digital Asset Symposium Where Multi-Industry Experts Look At The Lifecycle Of Assets From Production Through Rights Management
What: The Annual Digital Asset Symposium (DAS). DAS will address the full life cycle of the media asset – from content creation to rights management to assuring asset preservation – with speakers and case studies addressing what works in the real world.  Each part of the life cycle impacts the next and DAS is the only place where everyone is part of the conversation – content creators, post-production, systems designers, archives, asset managers – where commercial meets nonprofit and corporate meets public.
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ASC Names 2014 Student Heritage Awards Nominees
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has chosen 12 student filmmakers from 10 U.S. film schools as nominees in the 2014 ASC Linwood Dunn Student Heritage Awards. The awards are designed to showcase the artistic abilities of the next generation of filmmakers, with a focus on their cinematography skills. Winners will be announced June 14.
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HēLō Oscar-Winning Director Daniel Junge And Oscar Nominated Director Kief Davidson To Premiere Beyond The Brick: A Lego® Brickumentary At Tribeca Film Festival
First official fan-focused LEGO® documentary will feature voiceover by Jason Bateman
Oscar-winning director Daniel Junge, along with Oscar-nominated director Kief Davidson and HēLō celebrate one of the most iconic toy enterprises in BEYOND THE BRICK: A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY. The film, narrated by Jason Bateman, delves into all things surrounding the LEGO brick and the global phenomenon it has become. Produced by HēLō’s Brendan Kiernan and Justin Moore-Lewy, in conjunction with GEM Pictures, Tiburon Pictures, and Futuristic Films, the film will have its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, April 20th at New York City’s SVA Theater.
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New ProMAX Tech PartnersFuel New Connected Workflows at NAB
Shared Storage System Manufacturer Announces New Platform Software Innovations, New Technology Partners, and Platform Studio Giveaway
ProMAX Systems, manufacturer of multi-functional, high-performance shared storage servers and editing workstations continues to add smart improvements to their Platform shared storage systems, with new feature previews and new technology partnerships launching at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 7th- 10th.
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Chris Manley Asc, Director Of Photography For “Mad Men” Appears On The Go Creative Show!
News: Chris Manley Asc, Director Of Photography For “Mad Men” Appears On The Go Creative Show!Chris Manley, Director of Photography for the hit AMC series “Mad Men” joins Ben Consoli on the Go Creative Show to discuss the finale season of Mad Men, his extensive TV career and his upcoming film, Matthew Weiner’s “You Are Here” starring Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler, and Owen Wilson.
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ProMAX Announces Platform Series Shared Storage Solution for NewTek Products
ProMAX Platform Fills Need for High-Performance Storage Support to NewTek TriCaster™ & 3Play™ Content Streaming
ProMAX is joining the NewTek Developer Network by providing ProMAX Platform series shared storage solutions, a first for NewTek’s TriCaster™ and 3Play™ multi-camera production and instant replay systems. ProMAX’s Platform integration meets the demanding performance criteria needed to support the variations of branded program output, multi-channel delivery with simultaneous streaming, and live social media publishing that NewTek’s advanced media production content publishing systems provide.
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'Helium' Fills AFI With Pride
Oscar®-Winning Short Film Carries On Long Tradition at the American Film Institute
When "HELIUM," the story of a terminally ill boy who finds joy in a fantasy world created by an eccentric hospital janitor, won the Oscar® for Best Live Action Short Film at last night's Academy Awards® ceremony, it extended a long winning streak of excellence by graduates of the American Film Institute Conservatory. Kim Magnusson (AFI Class of 1991) produced the film, one of three nominated projects that had AFI alumni participation. Since 1974, AFI Conservatory graduates have received an astonishing total of 133 nominations and 27 gold statuettes. In addition, a number of marble Student Academy Awards for AFI thesis projects are on display in the Louis B. Mayer Library on AFI's Hollywood campus.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2014 Board of Directors Officers
News: Visual Effects Society Announces its 2014 Board of Directors OfficersJeffrey A. Okun Re-elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2014 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2014 Board meeting. The officers include Jeffrey A. Okun, who was re-elected for a sixth one-year team as Board Chair.
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American Film Institute AFI Awards 2013 Official Selections
10 Outstanding Motion Pictures and Television Programs Inducted into the AFI Almanac of the Art Form
The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced the official selections of AFI AWARDS 2013 – 10 outstanding films and 10 outstanding television programs deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year's most significant achievements in the art of the moving image.
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The American Film Institute Launches Landmark Chinese Cultural Exchange Program With New Scholarship Initiative
The American Film Institute (AFI) on November 13, announced its AFI/IDG China Story Fellowship, a new scholarship program at the world-renowned AFI Conservatory aimed at developing feature-length screenplays that foster greater understanding of Chinese history, culture and literature.
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Sony And Filmmaking Alumni Of The American Film Institute Kick Off “Be Moved”: A 4K Movie-Making Project
News: Sony And Filmmaking Alumni Of The American Film Institute  Kick Off “Be Moved”: A 4K Movie-Making ProjectUnique Showcase of Short Films to Demonstrate The Benefits and Diversity of 4K Production
Sony Electronics today announced a 4K movie-making project “Sony/AFI 4K Shorts: Be Moved,” showcasing the talents of the alumni of the AFI Conservatory, the world renowned film school of the American Film Institute (AFI).
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Big Sky Film Institute To Expand Partnership With Top Hat Lounge
Free Film Series Moves from Monthly to Weekly Schedule; Top Hat to Become Official Venue of 2014 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
The Big Sky Film Institute and the Top Hat Lounge are pleased to announce that the Big Sky Film Series, which has been running monthly at the Top Hat since May, will move to a weekly schedule beginning this fall. Additionally, the Top Hat Lounge will be an official Big Sky Documentary Film Festival screening and event venue during the entire 10-day festival in February 2014.
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Sohonet Expands North American Team
Phaedra Pardue joins as sales executive, bringing wealth of experience to Sohonet’s new services and plans for growth
Sohonet – the leading expert in connectivity, storage and data management solutions for the media and entertainment sectors – has appointed Phaedra Pardue as sales executive for North America. Pardue has been brought on board to help expand Sohonet’s footprint, particularly across the Western U.S.
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Jane Fonda To Receive 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award
News: Jane Fonda To Receive 42nd AFI Life Achievement AwardAmerica’s Highest Honor for a Career in Film to be Presented June 5, 2014 Tribute will Air on TNT and Turner Classic Movies in June 2014
Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the American Film Institute’s Board of Trustees, announced today the Board’s decision to honor Jane Fonda with the 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film. The award will be presented to Fonda at a gala tribute on June 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. The 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award tribute special will return for its second year on TNT when it airs in June 2014, followed by encores on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM).
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SMPTE Announces 2013 Honorees and Award Winners
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 24, at the SMPTE 2013 Honors & Awards Ceremony.
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SMPTE Awards 'Fellow' Status to 14 Exemplary Members of Motion Picture, TV, and Related Industries
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has awarded the Fellow grade of SMPTE membership to 14 industry leaders. Fellow status is conferred upon individuals who have, by proficiency and contributions, attained an outstanding rank among engineers or executives in the motion picture, television, or related industries.
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SGO wins International 3D Society Lumiere Award for Mistika
News: SGO wins International 3D Society Lumiere Award for MistikaSGO's Development Team Honored for Mistika Innovation and Impact in the Industry
Spanish developer SGO receives the prestigious International 3D Society's 3D Technology Lumiere Award for its Mistika finishing and color grading system for advancements in Stereo 3D and Ultra HD technology. The Lumiere Technology Awards are voted by a professional awards committee via balloting where the judges recommended SGO's Mistika for the top tier award, specifically due to its impact and innovation in the marketplace. SGO will be honored at a ceremony in Hollywood which takes place on the 18th September, where Geoff Mills, Director of SGO Global Sales and Operations, will receive the Award on behalf of the pioneering technology team.
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Band Pro Expands Operations with New Atlanta Office: Band Pro South
News: Band Pro Expands Operations with New Atlanta Office: Band Pro SouthBand Pro Film & Digital, Inc. today announced the opening of their newest location: Band Pro South. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Band Pro South will be overseen by broadcast professional and longtime Atlanta resident, Phillip Ghee.
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Vicon’s T-Series Used on Chart Topping ‘Dead Island Riptide’ Video Game
Vicon customer, Alvernia Studios, uses T-Series system to help bring characters to life
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defence, life science and engineering industries, announced today that its T-Series system was used on the video game Dead Island Riptide which reached number 1 in the gaming charts.
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Colorflow Provides Final Post Services for “Facing Fear”
News: Colorflow Provides Final Post Services for “Facing Fear”Documentary, about an unlikely friendship between a gay man and a former neo-Nazi, debuted at Outfest Los Angeles.
Colorflow recently provided final post production services for Facing Fear¸ first-time director Jason Cohen’s powerful documentary short about the unlikely friendship between a former neo-Nazi and the gay man he victimized decades earlier. Kent Pritchett performed final color grading for the doc, which recently made its world premiere at Outfest Los Angeles where it won the Audience Award. "Facing Fear" is scheduled for a theatrical run at the Laemmle Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills, August 9th – 15th.
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Film School Students Receive KODAK Scholarship Awards
Winners Represent Universities from Mexico, Africa, Germany and U.S.
Kodak and the University Film and Video Foundation (UFVF) have named the 2013 recipients of the KODAK Student Scholarship Awards and KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards, which were selected by a panel of judges led by award-winning cinematographer John Bailey, ASC. This year’s winners represent film schools in Mexico, Africa, Germany and the United States.
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Your Turn To Care Nominated for Los Angeles Area Emmy
News: Your Turn To Care Nominated for Los Angeles Area EmmyExecutive Producer Margaret Hussey Brings Critical Stories to Life
KCET's groundbreaking series, Your Turn To Care has been nominated for an Emmy Award for Information/Public Affairs Series. Your Turn to Care was produced by KCET and Executive Producer Margaret Hussey. The 65th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards Presentation will be held at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on Saturday, August 3, 2013.
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AFI Conservatory Boosts Scholarships
100% of Funds Raised Goes Directly to Fellows Training
The American Film Institute announced today a dramatic increase in scholarship funding at the AFI Conservatory (AFIC) – its immersive two-year graduate program in the art and discipline of filmmaking. Further differentiating the prestigious MFA program in an ever-growing field of film school options, the boost in funding for current and incoming Fellows represents nearly three times that of previous years – 100% of which goes directly to Fellows.
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Shedding a Bright Light on Caretakers, Your Turn to Care Wins Gracie Award Executive Producer Margaret Hussey Brings Critical Stories To Life
News: Shedding a Bright Light on Caretakers, Your Turn to Care Wins Gracie Award Executive Producer Margaret Hussey Brings Critical Stories To LifeMargaret Hussey, award winning producer of hundreds of hours of news and reality programs, will join her "women in media" colleagues in New York in June, when Your Turn To Care will receive a Gracie Award® for Outstanding Series. Hussey is the Executive Producer for "Your Turn to Care," produced by KCET.
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ASC Announces Winners of Savides Student Heritage Awards
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) announced the winning films in the 2013 ASC Harris Savides Student Heritage Awards last night in a ceremony here at the organization’s clubhouse. The awards are designed to showcase the artistic abilities of the next generation of filmmakers, with a focus on their cinematographic abilities.
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Teens Use Digital Media to Showcase Creativity, Share Perspectives on Social and Environmental Issues
The Adobe Foundation today announced the winners of its second annual Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) Aspire Awards, the only online competition inviting youth around the world to creatively express their vision for change in their communities. More than 1,100 submissions from 51 countries were received, and over 830,000 audience votes were cast for the audience choice awards.
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The Big Sky Film Institute is Seeking Applicants for the Position of Festival Producer for the 2014 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
The Big Sky Film Institute is Seeking Applicants for the Position of Festival Producer for the 2014 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
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2014 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Call For Entries Now Open
Largest Documentary Event in the American West Expects Another Lineup of World-Class Non-Fiction Films for 11th Annual Festival
Several months removed from an epic 10th anniversary event, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is officially open for business. BSDFF is now seeking submissions of non-fiction films of all genres, subject matter, lengths and production dates for the next festival which will be held February 14th – 23rd, 2014. The competitive event includes awards Best Documentary Feature (over 50 minutes), Best Documentary Short (under 50 minutes) and Big Sky Award (best film about the American West).
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MAXON Announces Presence at Inaugural Collider Conference
3D VFX/Motion Graphics Designers – Joe Herman and Dave Glanz – Share Insights Into How MAXON CINEMA 4D Helps Solve Complex Production Challenges
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, announced its presence at the Collider Conference, June 9 – 11, 2013, at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City.
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Sony, Technicolor, Dolby and VFX Powerhouse LOOK Effects Join “Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story” All-Star Lineup
Industry titans back New York’s largest post event on June 8, 2013
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, is excited to announce growing support for its Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story event held on June 8, 2013 at the French Institute in the heart of Manhattan. Industry luminaries Sony Creative Software, Technicolor and Dolby recently signed on as sponsors, joining the likes of AbelCine, ACE, Adorama, AJA, Art of the Guillotine, Autodesk, Blackmagic Design, Boris FX, CCW, Digieffects, EditShare, DV Expo East, HP, IFP, Imagineer Systems, MoPictive, MPSE, Noise Industries, NY Editors Collective, NYWIFT, ProductionHUB and Tekserve.
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Rachel Morrison to Receive WIF Kodak Vision Award
News: Rachel Morrison to Receive WIF Kodak Vision AwardCinematographer Rachel Morrison, who photographed the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner "Fruitvale Station," will be presented with the Kodak Vision Award at the 2013 Women In Film (WIF) Crystal + Lucy® Awards in Los Angeles on June 12. The award is given annually to a female filmmaker with outstanding achievements in cinematography, who also collaborates with and assists women in the entertainment industry.
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Legends of Storytelling Gather in Manhattan for Filmmaker Event Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story
Registration now open for a one-day celebration of the art of filmmaking, Held at French Institute June 8
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, revealed its all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story, a special one-day symposium for the creative community. “Building on the momentum of many successful events focusing on film editors, it seems a natural move to celebrate all of the talent involved in the process,” says Josh Apter, founder and president of Manhattan Edit Workshop. “From sound design and visual effects to groundbreaking transmedia projects, post-production is about using all of the elements of sight, sound and story to create a truly unique experience. Anyone interested in what happens when the cameras stop rolling in the fast-evolving craft of visual storytelling is going to find something that speaks to them here.”
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Proof Founder & Creative Director Ron Frankel to Speak on the Role of Previs in Filmmaking at Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Craft Series, During FMX Event in Germany, and at Inaugural Production Pipeline Expo
News: Proof Founder & Creative Director Ron Frankel to Speak on the Role of Previs in Filmmaking at Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Craft Series, During FMX Event in Germany, and at Inaugural Production Pipeline ExpoRon Frankel, the Founder and Creative Director of Proof Inc., one of the film industry's leading pre-visualization houses, will participate in three high profile industry events in the coming weeks. Mr. Frankel is participating in these events to promote the critically important role of Previs within the filmmaking industry.
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In Memoriam: Roger Ebert (1942-2013)
The American Film Institute reflects with sorrow the passing of Roger Ebert, film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times, who received an honorary degree from the AFI Conservatory in 2004.
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Carbo Films Signs Argentinian Director Nicolás Puenzo
News: Carbo Films Signs Argentinian Director Nicolás PuenzoVenice-based production company Carbo Films has signed director/DP Nicolás Puenzo for U.S. commercial representation. Growing up in a film-infused household with an Oscar-nominated director as a father and feature film and commercial directors for siblings, Puenzo has been involved with filmmaking since birth. He began directing commercials at 24 and has helmed spots for the likes of Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Unilever, MasterCard, Honda and Chevrolet.
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Arclight Productions’ Original Documentary premieres at The Annenberg Space for Photography’s WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath March 23, 2013 – June 2, 2013
News: Arclight Productions’ Original Documentary premieres at The Annenberg Space for Photography’s WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath March 23, 2013 – June 2, 2013Documentary Film accompanies one of the Most Notable Exhibits on War-Themed Photography Ever Assembled
THE WAR PHOTOGRAPHERS, a documentary film commissioned by the Annenberg Space for Photography will debut with the exhibit, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, set to open on March 23rd. Arclight Productions has been commissioned to produce the original documentary short that will be featured as part of this unprecedented exhibit. The exhibit will open free to the public in Los Angeles on March 23, 2013 and run through June 2, 2013. The film will be shown in vivid detail on two 14' by 7' screens in 4K resolution in the Digital Gallery, which is central to the architecture of the Photography Space and the exhibit experience. This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and is made possible with generous support from the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation.
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Alphadogs Post Beats The Train To The Finish For “The Trestle At Pope Lick Creek”
AlphaDogs Post Production is pleased to announce they have completed work on the AFI Thesis Film, The Trestle At Pope Lick Creek. Based on the play by Naomi Wallace, the film is a coming-of-age story with a wicked twist that reaches into the depths of a nation and asks, "what lies beneath?" The film premieres at the American Film Institute on Saturday, March 9th with two screenings at 8:00pm and 9:30pm.
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AlphaDogs Post Beats The Train To The Finish For "The Trestle At Pope Lick Creek"
AlphaDogs Post Production is pleased to announce they have completed work on the AFI Thesis Film, The Trestle At Pope Lick Creek. Based on the play by Naomi Wallace, the film is a coming-of-age story with a wicked twist that reaches into the depths of a nation and asks, "what lies beneath?"
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Inside The Cutting Room Kicks Off the 2013 Speaker Series With Andrew Weisblum, A.C.E.
Host Bobbie O’Steen talks with the Oscar®-nominated editor about his work on Moonrise Kingdom, Black Swan and Fantastic Mr. Fox
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWshop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, announced today the return of its popular speaker series Inside The Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen. Produced by Manhattan Edit Workshop and held at the French Institute, Inside The Cutting Roombrings audiences “behind the scenes” with legends of visual storytelling. Superstar guests include Alan Heim, Carol Littleton, Stephen Rotter, Kate Sanford and Thelma Schoonmaker*. Host Bobbie O’Steen comments, "It gives me great pleasure to host this new series at the French Institute, which will celebrate the elusive art of editing and explore the crucial decisions that take place ‘inside the cutting room’.”;
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American Film Institute Announces AFI Awards 2012 Official Selections
AFI Almanac Honors Ten Most Outstanding Motion Pictures and Television Programs of the Year
The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the official selections of AFI AWARDS 2012 – the awards season event favored by artists and entertainment executives for its intimacy and collaborative recognition where everyone is a winner – that documents the year’s most outstanding achievements in film and television.
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American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Dean Semler with Lifetime Achievement Award; Rodney Charters, Robby Müller and Curtis Clark Will Also Receive Tributes
News: American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Dean Semler with Lifetime Achievement Award; Rodney Charters, Robby Müller and Curtis Clark Will Also Receive TributesDean Semler ASC, ACS; Rodney Charters, ASC, CSC; Robby Müller, NSC, BVK; and Curtis Clark, ASC will be honored by their peers during the 27th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards to be held February 10 at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom. Semler will receive the 2012 ASC Lifetime Achievement Award; Müller will be presented with the International Achievement Award; Charters gets the Career Achievement in Television Award; and Clark collects the President’s Award.
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"Expanded Cinematography Continues To Grow" At Global Cinematography Institute
“Expanded Cinematography” at Global Cinematography Institute continues to grow. Global Cinematography Institute has students fromall over the globe - Brazil, Italy, Finland, Argentina, Mosambique, Australia, UK, Dubai, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Tunisia and USA.
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Mel Brooks To Receive 41st AFI Life Achievement Award
News: Mel Brooks To Receive 41st AFI Life Achievement AwardAmerica's Highest Honor for a Career in Film to be Presented June 6, 2013; Tribute will Air on TNT and Turner Classic Movies
Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the American Film Institute’s Board of Trustees, announced today the Board’s decision to honor Mel Brooks with the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film. The award will be presented to Brooks at a gala tribute on Thursday, June 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA.
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Oscar®-Winning Cinematographer Robert Elswit To Lead Kodak Master Class at Hamptons Film Festival
Kodak has partnered with the Hamptons International Film Festival to present a Cinematography Master Class starring Academy Award® Winner Robert Elswit, ASC. Moderated by Time Out New York’s Film Critic David Frear, the seminar takes place on Saturday, October 6, at 11:30 a.m. at the UA East Hampton Theater 6.
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Phoenix Finish Rises to the Occasion for Cinema Gotika
News: Phoenix Finish Rises to the Occasion for Cinema GotikaDigital Vision Solutions Power Leading Argentinian Facility
Cinema Gotika, one of the most respected digital film restoration and mastering facilities in Latin America based in Argentina, recently completed the re-mastering of almost 250 features films for the Argentinian Film Institute television channel, and is currently working on the restoration of hundreds of hours of film for the Malaysian Film Institute. The company relies on Digital Vision's Phoenix Finish restoration tools to manage the work with a seamless workflow.
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Sir Nicholas Winton to attend the FIAT/IFTA Award Ceremony
The three winners of the FIAT/IFTA Archive Achievement Awards 2012 will be announced at an award ceremony at the British Film Institute in London South Bank on September 29th, 6.30pm.
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Director Jeffrey Karoff Joins Bi-Coastal Original
News: Director Jeffrey Karoff Joins Bi-Coastal OriginalDirector Jeffrey Karoff, known in the advertising world as a visual storyteller and for his work with real people, has joined Original for exclusive national representation. Karoff, who directs branded content and documentaries in addition to spots, is seeking greater exposure and expanded opportunities by tapping Original’s bicoastal production resources and national sales network.
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Digital Domain Institute and Florida State University Welcome Inaugural Classes to Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation and Digital Arts Program
Student Orientation Begins August 22 in West Palm Beach
Digital Domain Media Group, Inc., (NYSE:DDMG) the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts and the City of West Palm Beach announce the arrival of the inaugural classes of students to their pioneering public/private collaboration – an accredited four-year BFA degree program in Animation and Digital Arts. Student orientation begins August 22 in West Palm Beach, with classes starting August 27 in Tallahassee and West Palm Beach.
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NewTek Announces the LightWave 3D Group – Names Rob Powers Group President
New dedicated business division will accelerate product growth worldwide through advanced software development, strategic partnerships and targeted sales and marketing initiatives
NewTek announced today the creation of the LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., based in Burbank, Calif. The new division will focus on delivering visualization and 3D products for a range of industries—from architecture, computer-aided design and product development to advertising, game development and feature films. NewTek also announced former NewTek VP and Head of 3D Development Rob Powers has been promoted to president of the LightWave 3D Group. Powers will leverage his extensive experience in the visual effects and film production industries to accelerate growth worldwide for the LightWave 3D Group with new product offerings, strategic partnerships, and targeted sales and marketing initiatives.
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The Rockefeller Foundation Gives Nearly $3 Million to Support Local New York City Artists
News: The Rockefeller Foundation Gives Nearly $3 Million to Support Local New York City ArtistsThemes of earned income and cultural equity among 2012 NYC Cultural Innovation Fund Competition Winners
Today The Rockefeller Foundation's President Dr. Judith Rodin announced the 16 winners of the Foundation's 2012 New York City Cultural Innovation Fund competition – and with it nearly $3 million in grants to support local New York City art and artists. Each of these 16 New York City-based organizations will receive a two-year grant of up to $250,000, underscoring the Foundation's commitment to artistic expression and innovation, and bolstering the vital economic engine that the creative sector brings to New York. This year's winners were selected from nearly 400 diverse projects.
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ASC Announces Winners of Student Heritage Awards
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has chosen three winners for this year’s ASC Andrew Laszlo Student Heritage Awards. The students reign from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Art Center College of Design and Northwestern University. A ceremony announcing the winners in each category was held at the ASC Clubhouse on June 16. The awards are designed to showcase the artistic abilities of the next generation of filmmakers, with a focus on their cinematographic abilities.
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Stephen Lighthill Elected President of the American Society of Cinematographers
News: Stephen Lighthill Elected President of the American Society of CinematographersStephen Lighthill has been elected to serve as president of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC). The vote was made by the newly elected Board Of Governors who also elected ASC Officers, Vice Presidents Richard Crudo, Daryn Okada and Kees Van Oostrum; Treasurer Victor J. Kemper; Secretary Fred Goodich; and Sergeant-at-Arms Steven Fierberg.
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Filmworkers Grades “Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout”
Event produced by Zacuto and Kessler includes side-by-side comparisons of cameras made by Sony, Arri, Alexa, Canon and others.
Filmworkers recently took part in a unique event testing the performance of the current generation of digital motion picture cameras, from leading edge camera systems used to shoot Hollywood blockbusters to the humble iPhone. The Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout was produced by camera dealer Zacuto and crane manufacturer Kessler Cranes. Like similar events produced by Zacuto in the past, RGCSO features side-by-side tests of camera systems made by Sony, Arri, Red, Canon, Panasonic and Apple. Filmworkers provided color grading services necessary to make direct comparisons between the output of the cameras. Grading was performed by colorist Jimmy Cardenas with additional grading by colorist Brian “Crash” Carlucci.
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American Film Institute Returns To The White House To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of “To Kill A Mockingbird”
AFI Brings Special Screening to the White House Followed by National Television Broadcast President Obama to Introduce Both Events
The American Film Institute (AFI), in conjunction with USA Network and Universal Pictures, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at the White House on Thursday, April 5 and with the nation on Saturday, April 7. AFI was created in the White House Rose Garden in 1965, when President Lyndon B. Johnson set a national mandate to “bring together leading artists of the film industry, outstanding educators and young men and women who wish to pursue the art form as their life’s work.”
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Veteran Color Scientist Joseph Slomka Joins FotoKem
Noted expert to shepherd advances in imaging strategies
FotoKem has appointed Joseph Slomka as VP and Principal Color Scientist for the company’s digital post-production and creative picture services. Slomka will spearhead the execution of color science, management, and best practices for FotoKem’s extensive picture production chain, from location services to distribution masters. Before joining the FotoKem team, Slomka served for 6 years as Color Scientist of Sony Pictures Imageworks, managing the color pipeline for over 30 major studio pictures in addition to multiple facility projects.
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The Inimitable Muppets To Be Honored With A Star On The Hollywood “Wocka Wocka” Fame
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor the legendary Muppets with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 20, 2012 at The El Capitan Theatre, beginning at 11:30a.m.
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“ J. Edgar” and “Glee” Take Top Awards from the SOC
News: “ J. Edgar” and “Glee” Take Top Awards from the SOCStephen Campanelli, SOC and Andrew Mitchell, SOC claimed top honors in the two competitive categories at the 2012 Society of Camera Operators (SOC) Annual Lifetime Achievement Awards celebration in the Leonard H. Goldenson Theater at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
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THE TREE OF LIFE Earns Top Honors from Cinematographers
BOARDWALK EMPIRE, CALIFORNICATION and PAGE EIGHT Win in TV Categories
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC; Michael Weaver, ASC; and Martin Ruhe claimed top honors in the four competitive categories at the 26th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards celebration here tonight at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom.
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Directorial Duo Mårlind & Stein Join Motion Theory Roster
News: Directorial Duo Mårlind & Stein Join Motion Theory RosterCommercial production company Motion Theory (MTh) has added Swedish team Mårlind & Stein to their directorial roster. Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein have worked together as a team for ten years on commercials, television programming and feature films.
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Dianna Costello Joins Pixeldust Studios As Executive Producer
News: Dianna Costello Joins Pixeldust Studios As Executive ProducerPixeldust Studios, a multi-award winning digital animation and visual design studio, has brought Academy Award-nominated producer and business/marketing executive Dianna Costello onboard as its Executive Producer. Ricardo Andrade, President/Executive Creative Director for Pixeldust Studios made the announcement.
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American Film Institute Announces Pedro Almodovar as Guest Artistic Director of AFI FEST Presented by Audi
2011 Marks 25th Edition of AFI FEST
American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that internationally acclaimed filmmaker Pedro Almodovar will serve as its Guest Artistic Director at AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi. AFI FEST – celebrating its 25th year in 2011 – will take place November 3 through 10 in Hollywood, California at the historic Chinese Theatre, the Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
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Gyroscopik Studios Opens Largest Vicon Motion Capture Stage in Latin America
Vicon, developer of motion capture systems for the entertainment, life science and engineering industries, announced that Gyroscopik Studios, one of Mexico’s largest 3D animation and VFX facilities, is opening Latin America’s largest Vicon motion capture stage at the new Chapala Media Park near their headquarters in Guadalajara, Mexico – the region’s filmmaking hub.
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American Film Institute Presents 37th Annual AFI Directing Workshop For Women
Creative COW® And Levi's® Shape What's To Come™ Provide Enhanced Financial Support To Program
The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced the details for its 37th annual Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) Showcase and the participants of its upcoming 2011 cycle. The program provides classroom training and hands-on production experience for female directors in the entertainment industry.
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Creative COW Taps Top Entertainment Technology Journalist, Debra Kaufman As Associate Editor, Creative COW Magazine
Industry’s Most Read Publication Strengthens Editorial Staff
CreativeCOW.net (Communities of the World), the online peer-to-peer hub for media production professionals in film, broadcast, and related fields is expanding the capacity of its editorial coverage with the addition of Debra Kaufman, one of the entertainment and post industry’s most respected journalists. Debra will serve as Creative COW Magazine’s new Associate Editor, working closely with Editor-in-Chief Tim Wilson and Publisher Ronald Lindeboom on all aspects of editorial content, as well as authoring her own in-depth industry analysis and coverage.
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Createasphere Presents Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC in Conversation with American Cinematographer
Oscar® Nominee off to Universal City for March 3rd Entertainment Technology Expo
Createasphere’s Entertainment Technology Expo - the industry-leading event that brings together experts, exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees that share a vested interest in understanding and shaping the future of the industry - will present esteemed cinematographer Roger Deakins, ASC-BSC in a Conversation with American Cinematographer’s Jon Witmer.
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Createasphere's Entertainment Technology Expo Burbank Wraps On High Note
Record-breaking Number of Attendees Learn and Share at Respected Trade Show
Createasphere's Entertainment Technology Exposition, the entertainment and media industry's showcase for previewing and learning about the latest trends and groundbreaking technologies, wrapped last week in Burbank, California.
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HP Powers New Generation of Filmmakers at AFI Conservatory with Z Workstations
At the AFI Conservatory, the Master of Fine Arts program of the American Film Institute, a new generation of storytellers is producing films using HP Workstations.
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Createasphere Entertainment Technology Exposition Focuses on the Cinematography Program at the American Film Institute
Createasphere Entertainment Technology Exposition, the entertainment and media industry's showcase for the latest trends and groundbreaking technology, will take place November 3rd & 4th, 2010 at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center.
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MelroseMAC Adds Two Senior Sales Managers To “Melrose Video Professionals”
Division Focused On Studio-Level Workflow Solutions & Service Continues Growth
Computer systems integration company MelroseMAC is growing its newest division, Melrose Video Professionals (MVP) with the addition of two new Senior Sales Managers, Chris Gregory and Alex Slaten.
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Cine Gear Expo Lifetime Achievement Award Honors Volker Bahnemann
On June 4th at The Paramount Theater in Hollywood, Volker Bahnemann was honored with the Cine Gear Expo 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of the significant contributions he has made towards advancing the art and craft of filmmaking.
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Renowned Cinematographer Lance Acord Set for Keynote Conversation during Los Angeles HD EXPO - Createasphere
“Where the Wild Things Are” Cinematographer Talks Creativity, Collaboration and Storytelling
Acclaimed American cinematographer Lance Acord will share insights and experiences in an up-close Conversation with American Cinematographer Magazine’s Associate Editor Jon Witmer during HD EXPO – Createasphere on November 4, 2009.
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Saffron Case and Mikon Van Gastel Launch Offspring
Co-Founder/EP Saffron Case and Co-Founder/Director Mikon van Gastel of renowned NY-based production house A Very Small Office (AVSO) have opened design and animation company Offspring.
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Avid Announces Rapid Adoption of New Editing Solutions
Customers cite speed, responsiveness and increased productivity as key benefits
Avid Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that customers are rapidly adopting the company’s next-generation of HD editing systems, which started shipping in early June.
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Met|Hodder Helps SCI FI Channel Launch 4th Season of "Battlestar Galactica"
Met|Hodder, the premiere producers of promotional content for television, has just completed two ½-hour specials and a popular viral web clip promoting the launch of SCI FI CHANNEL's fourth original season of "Battlestar Galactica."
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AJA Io HD Enables 4K Digital Screening for 'The Gene Generation'
Independent Sci-Fi Feature Uses HD Video I/O Device to Facilitate Screening Room Projection
AJA Video, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, today announced that its award-winning Io HD was used to facilitate both test and cast and crew screenings of the sci-fi indie feature, "The Gene Generation."
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News: Award-Winning Indie Hit Short Film "The Tribe" Makes Debut On The iTunes Store
Crash Course in Jewish Culture As Told Through the History of the Barbie Doll – Available for Download on October 2, 2007
Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain today announced that the award-winning film festival hit short film (Sundance & Tribeca) "The Tribe" will be released commercially online for the first time, exclusively on the iTunes Store.
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News: Telestream and Nativ Power Expanded Video Management for Getty Images Media Management Services
Comprehensive video integration enables Getty Images to grow its business into the rapidly expanding video asset management and Internet distribution marketplace
Telestream, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation products, and Nativ, a leading video consulting and integration services company, are pleased to announce that Getty Images, the world's leading creator and distributor of visual content and digital services, has successfully enhanced its existing Media Management Services by leveraging Nativ/Telestream's digital video and systems integration expertise.
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2007 Los Angeles Film Festival Makes Sneak Peaks Available on DivX Stage6
Previews Available to View or Download in High-Quality DivX Media Format
DivX, Inc. (NASDAQ:DIVX) and Film Independent’s Los Angeles Film Festival announced today the launch of a video channel on Stage6™ which will host Festival previews for viewing or downloading in the high-quality DivX® media format.
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News: DivX Sponsors First Annual Pixelodeon Video Festival
LA Event to Draw Attention to Compelling Online Content
DivX, Inc. (NASDAQ:DIVX) today announced its sponsorship of Pixelodeon 2007, an annual independent video festival recognizing innovation, inspiration and community in global online video.
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News: Vanderpool Films Shoots Inquiry-Based Science Education Dvds For U.S. Teachers With AG-HVX200 Solid-State HD Camcorder
Earlier this year, the distinguished filmmaking team of Charles and Marilyn Vanderpool, principals of Vanderpool Films (Baltimore, MD and Tarpon Springs, FL) received the job from the Department of Defense (DOD) of creating a series of instructional DVDs for middle and high school science teachers to promote science and technology education in the U.S. Though the Vanderpools' film pedigree encompasses high-profile marketing campaigns for Eastman Kodak - having helped test and launch many of Kodak's film stocks the past 15 years - Panasonic's AG-HVX200 DVCPRO HD P2 camcorder was their choice for this critical project.
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News: Avid Customers Take Center Stage at 2006 Sundance Film Festival
Company also to conduct series of educational workshops
Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) announced that a range of independent filmmakers who will showcase their work at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival – and the production team from Park City Television (PCTV) that is producing daily Festival coverage for the Sundance Channel – have chosen to use Avid’s industry-standard postproduction systems.  During the Festival, which is scheduled to take place January 19-29 in Park City, Utah, Avid will also conduct a series of workshops designed to help independent artists sharpen their storytelling skills with valuable filmmaking techniques and tips.    
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News: AtomFilms and Intel Launch Independent Film Contest
Filmmakers to wave "magic wand" for worldwide exposure and $45,000 grand prize
AtomFilms® and Intel Corporation launched the Intel Indies Film Contest with a call for short films.
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News: Alias celebrates six new Maya Masters
Maya® artists from various industries – life science, film, digital publishing and games – are recognized for their talent and contribution to the 3D community
The 2005 Maya Masters™ are six individuals from varied backgrounds who share a talent for using 3D computer graphics to explore and present the world in a different way.
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