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American Cinematographer Honors Gordon Willis with Commemorative Issue
News: American Cinematographer Honors Gordon Willis with Commemorative IssueMagazine’s October Edition Includes 46-Page Tribute to the Legendary Artist
The prolific career and life of the legendary Gordon Willis, ASC will be the focus of American Cinematographer magazine’s October issue, which will include never-before-published excerpts from a conceptual memo on The Godfather, a pictorial spread featuring rare behind-the-scenes photos with Willis’ own comments, and personal memories from his collaborators and peers.
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Codex Action Cam is Shipping, Shooting and on Show at IBC 2014 (11.C71)
News: Codex Action Cam is Shipping, Shooting and on Show at IBC 2014 (11.C71)First European and US Productions Deploy Specialist Codex Action Cam Shooting Packages
Codex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, is shipping Codex Action Cam – the small camera with a big workflow. Having taken the market by storm with its NAB 2014 debut, the point-shoot-post system is now being used on feature and advertising productions in Europe and the US, as well as being innovatively modified and adapted by customers into specialist 2D and 3D stereo shooting packages. Codex Action Cam is one of the highlights at the Codex stand (Hall 11.C71) at IBC 2014, 12-16 September, Amsterdam.
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New ALEXA Prores 3.2K for UHD Deliverables
News: New ALEXA Prores 3.2K for UHD DeliverablesARRI recently announced ProRes 3.2K, a new recording format for its ARRI ALEXA cameras that will become available through a software update scheduled for release early next year. ProRes 3.2K allows the same easy up-sampling in post to UHD deliverables as ARRIRAW Open Gate does to 4K. These formats, combined with ALEXA’s unsurpassed dynamic range, make the camera suitable for any type of production, with any distribution requirements.
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American Society of Cinematographers Accepting Entries in Television Categories
News: American Society of Cinematographers Accepting Entries in Television CategoriesAnnual Awards Gala Set for February 15, 2015
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is accepting submissions in the television categories for the 29th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards. The two categories are (1) Television Movie, Miniseries or Pilot, and (2) an Episode of a Regular Series. The deadline for entries is noon (PST) on November 3. Winners will be named during the awards gala, set for February 15, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Century City.
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Blackmagic Cinema Cameras Capture Complex Action Sequences in ‘The Expendables 3’
News: Blackmagic Cinema Cameras Capture Complex Action Sequences in ‘The Expendables 3’Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic Cinema Cameras EF were used to capture complex action sequences in the new film “The Expendables 3.” Second Unit DP Paul Hughen, ASC, placed the cameras directly in the action in order to get incredible shots, including exciting scenes of car races, intricate boat chases and large scale action sequences.
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New ALEXA ProRes 3.2K For UHD Deliverables
News: New ALEXA ProRes 3.2K For UHD DeliverablesARRI today announces ProRes 3.2K, a new recording format for its ARRI ALEXA cameras that will become available through a software update scheduled for release early next year. ProRes 3.2K allows the same easy up-sampling in post to UHD deliverables as ARRIRAW Open Gate does to 4K. These formats, combined with ALEXA’s unsurpassed dynamic range, make the camera suitable for any type of production with any distribution requirements.
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“The Reel Thing” Film Restoration and Preservation Symposium, Slated for August 21 – 23 in Hollywood
News: “The Reel Thing” Film Restoration and Preservation Symposium, Slated for August 21 – 23 in HollywoodTechnical Conference to Include Premiere Screenings of Newly Restored Films, Including "The Day the Earth Stood Stil"l and "A Fistful of Dollars."
The Reel Thing, the 33rd technical symposium on film restoration and preservation will be held August 21 - 23 at the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood.
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Thinkbox Software Previews Deadline 7 at SIGGRAPH 2014 with Built-in VMX for Comprehensive Cloud Support
News: Thinkbox Software Previews Deadline 7 at SIGGRAPH 2014 with Built-in VMX for Comprehensive Cloud SupportSIGGRAPH, Booth 609 – At the SIGGRAPH Conference held August 10-14, 2014 in Vancouver, BC, Thinkbox Software will demonstrate Deadline 7, the latest version of the company’s scalable high-volume compute management solution, which is currently in beta. Further extending the functionality of the cross-platform tool, Deadline 7 features significant architectural changes and core technology upgrades, which include a new Qt interface, an updated MongoDB database, ftrack support, and deeper integration with Shotgun.
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Five Film School Students Awarded KODAK Scholarships
Kodak and the University Film and Video Foundation (UFVF) have announced the recipients of the 2014 KODAK Student Scholarship Awards and KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards. The presentation was made Saturday night during the annual banquet and awards ceremony at the University Film and Video Association (UFVA) Conference, which was held last week at Montana State University. Kodak’s annual global competition is designed to recognize emerging talent that demonstrates superior filmmaking skills and creativity.
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Multiple Academy Award® Nominee Caleb Deschanel to be Honoured with Camerimage Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today that five-time Oscar® nominee Caleb Deschanel will receive the coveted ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at this year’s Festival taking place November 15th – 22nd.
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Runway Appoints Post Production Veteran Jeff Buchignani as President
News: Runway Appoints Post Production Veteran Jeff Buchignani as PresidentIndustry Leader In Editorial Systems and Services Eyes Expansion to Other Markets; Hires Jeff Klitzner as Director of Operations.
Runway, a leading independent supplier of editorial systems and related technology to the film and television industry, has appointed Jeff Buchignani as President. An 18-year veteran of the post-production industry, Buchignani arrives from a similar position with Pivotal Post, and brings strong credentials as a manager, business strategist and industry leader. In his new role, he will oversee operations, direct strategy, and orchestrate an ambitious expansion effort. The latter will include extending the company’s footprint in Southern California, as well as to other parts of the U.S. and markets abroad.
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Australian Cinematographers Society Introduces Technical Achievement Award In Honor Of Miller Tripods Founder
News: Australian Cinematographers Society Introduces Technical Achievement Award In Honor Of Miller Tripods FounderACS Presents Bob Miller – ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award
Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, is pleased to announce that the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) recently partnered with the company to create a new industry award for the ACS National Awards for Cinematography. The Bob Miller – ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award, developed in honour and memory of fluid head inventor Bob Miller, will be officially introduced to industry professionals at the ACS headquarters on July 31, with a champagne toast to celebrate Miller’s 60th anniversary.
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"American Cinematographer" Announces Changes to Editorial Staff Longtime Editor Stephen Pizzello Assumes Dual Roles
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has appointed Stephen Pizzello to serve as editor-in-chief and publisher of its flagship magazine "American Cinematographer." Other editorial appointments include the promotions of Jon Witmer to managing editor, and Rachael Bosley to managing director of the ASC’s website (theasc.com) and social media channels. Andrew Fish has been brought on to serve as associate editor, and Kelly Brinker is the magazine’s new photo editor.
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ARRI Inc. Hires Chris Russo as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Western Region
News: ARRI Inc. Hires Chris Russo as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Western RegionARRI Inc. welcomes Chris Russo as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Western Region for the Americas. In her new role Chris will be responsible for sales of ARRI camera products including ALEXA, AMIRA and Pro Camera accessories. She will also evaluate market and technology requirements for existing and potential ARRI camera equipment in the North American Market. Russo will operate as a vital link to Munich’s research and development teams in regard to product performance in the field, improvement, user requests and competitive gear.
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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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International Cinematographers Guild Selects 18th Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awardees
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has named eight honorees and two honorable mentions for its 18th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA). The ten short films will be premiered at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles on September 28. A New York premiere will follow on October 26 at the School of Visual Arts.
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International Cinematographers Guild to Field Workflow Panel at Cine Gear, June 7
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) is producing a panel discussion on "New Workflow Choices and the Director of Photography" at the 2014 Cine Gear Expo (http://www.cinegearexpo.com/83/) in the Sherry Lansing Theatre on the Paramount Pictures lot this Saturday, June 7, from 10:15-11:30am.
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Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The Board
News:  Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The BoardEdlund Completes Flagship VFX Sequences for NBC’s Crossbones Series Using Devil & Demon Super-Fast Computing
The Devil & Demon Strategy, manufacturer of super-fast computers for everyone, announced today that renowned visual effects (VFX) creator, Richard Edlund, has joined its board of directors. The winner of seven Academy Awards, Edlund brings a depth and breadth of experience in motion picture and high-end television VFX to the company, and will consult on the development of the Devil and Demon product line to meet the needs of digital artists and studios in entertainment imaging worldwide.
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DaVinci Resolve Used by Deluxe’s EC3 for Near Set Dailies Grading on “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
News: DaVinci Resolve Used by Deluxe’s EC3 for Near Set Dailies Grading on “X-Men: Days of Future Past”Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve was used by EC3 dailies colorist Adrian DeLude for near set dailies grading on the Twentieth Century Fox blockbuster “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” EC3, part of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group's near set dailies offering, harnesses the technology and personnel of post houses EFILM and Company 3 to create custom configured dailies solutions for feature films.
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Multiple Codex Recorders And Workflow Systems Prove Pivotal On X-Men: Days Of Future Past
News: Multiple Codex Recorders And Workflow Systems Prove Pivotal On X-Men: Days Of Future PastCodex has revealed that multiple Codex recording and workflow technologies were used at the heart of the production to post pipeline on 20th Century Fox’s latest superhero movie "X-Men: Days Of Future Past." A combination of Codex Onboard Recorders, in-camera XR recording, and Vault systems, enabled the filmmakers to deploy a variety of ARRI Alexa cameras, shooting both native 3D and 2D using ARRIRAW, and to maximise image quality on-set and during post production.
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Heavy Weather: Technicolor – PostWorks New York Completes Post for “Noah”
News: Heavy Weather: Technicolor – PostWorks New York Completes Post for “Noah”In its Third Collaboration with Darren Aronofsky, The New York Post Facility Manages a Film Based Workflow and Intensive Grading Sessions for Biblical Epic.
Technicolor-PostWorks New York marked its third collaboration with Darren Aronofsky in providing post production services for "Noah," the director’s epic inspired by the story of Noah in the Old Testament. The facility provided everything from 35mm film processing to editorial conforming and final color grading. Technicolor-PostWorks played a similar role on Aronofsky’s films "The Wrestler" and "Black Swan," but "Noah’s" complex visuals made it the largest feature film post production project ever undertaken in New York.
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‘Anchorman’ DP Thomas Ackerman, ASC, Impressed with Zylight F8 LED Fresnel
News: ‘Anchorman’ DP Thomas Ackerman, ASC, Impressed with Zylight F8 LED FresnelWhen he’s not the director of photography for commercials or major motion pictures like Beetlejuice or Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Thomas Ackerman, ASC, teaches cinematography at the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, N.C. When his lectures inevitably turn to lighting, he has a surprising setup of choice.
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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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Codex At The Movies In Spring 2014
News: Codex At The Movies In Spring 2014Codex recording and workflow technologies were used in the production of a wide range of Hollywood studio and independent motion pictures on release in the coming months – from touching teenage romances and dance comedies, to high-octane racing dramas and VFX-laden sci-fi fantasies.
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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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Kodak Accepting Submissions for 2014 Student Scholarship Program; John Bailey, ASC to Judge Competition
News: Kodak Accepting Submissions for 2014 Student Scholarship Program; John Bailey, ASC to Judge CompetitionThe KODAK Scholarship Program is now accepting submissions for the 2014 competition. This international program acknowledges student filmmakers who demonstrate exemplary filmmaking skills and creativity at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The deadline for entries is May 16.
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Go Creative Show : Michael Goi, DP American Horror Story
News: Go Creative Show : Michael Goi, DP American Horror StoryMichael Goi, Director of Photography from "American Horror Story" & Matt Allard from NewsShooter.com
Michael Goi, Director of Photography for the FX series “American Horror Story” joins Ben Consoli on the Go Creative Show to share his experiences as a former ASC president, shooting "Glee," "The New Normal," "Amerian Horror Story" and directing his film "Megan is Missing." In addition, Matt Allard from NewsShooter.com joins The Go Creative Show to talk about the KiniMax 6K camera, the Panasonic 4K Varicam and more.
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Cinematographers to Hold Candlelit Walk and Memorial for Sarah Jones on Friday, March 7
The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) will hold a candlelit walk and memorial on Friday, March 7 for 27-year-old Sarah Jones, the assistant camerawoman who was tragically killed on February 20, while on location in Georgia. Starting at the Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles at 7:00pm, Local 600 members will join fellow union and guild members and members of the production community in a walk to the memorial service at ICG's national offices, 7755 Sunset Boulevard.
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Five SMPTE® Members Earn Academy Awards® for Scientific and Technical Achievement
News: Five SMPTE® Members Earn Academy Awards® for Scientific and Technical AchievementFlorian Kainz, Joshua Pines, David Reisner, and David Register Earn Technical Achievement Awards; Peter W. Anderson, ASC Earns Gordon E. Sawyer Award
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 five SMPTE members have been recognized with prestigious awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards honor the men, women, and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding, and lasting ways to motion pictures.
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LightSpace CMS display calibration system integrates with FUJIFILM ISmini, with Light Illusion made European IS-mini distributor
News: LightSpace CMS display calibration system integrates with FUJIFILM ISmini, with Light Illusion made European IS-mini distributorUK based colour management specialist, Light Illusion, has announced the integration of its LightSpace CMS colour management system with the FUJIFILM IS-mini 3D LUT box. With this integration, users of the LightSpace CMS can now perform automated calibration of any display using the IS-Mini as a patch and signal generator, under direct control of LightSpace CMS, building custom calibration LUTs that can be directly up-loaded into the IS-mini.
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Jerry Lewis Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From Carol Burnett at the 51st Annual ICG Publicists Awards
Lionsgate’s Friedman and Wachsberger, ‘Scandal’s’ Shonda Rhimes, E.T.’s Linda Bell Blue Honored
A sold-out audience of Hollywood publicity and marketing executives, producers, studio and network executives, celebrities and press gathered for the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE LOCAL 600) 51st Annual ICG Publicists Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel today, chaired by Henri Bollinger and co-chaired by Tim Menke. Jerry Lewis received the Lifetime Achievement Award from fellow comedian and long-time friend Carol Burnett.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Director Appointments
New Appointees Bring Depth of Experience and Knowledge to SMPTE's 'Three Pillars': Standards, Membership, and Education
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 the 2014 SMPTE directors. Alan Lambshead, SMPTE standards vice president, appointed Bob Edge, Oliver Morgan, and Howard Lukk to serve as standards directors; Paul Stechly, SMPTE membership vice president, appointed Bruce Devlin, Karl Kuhn, and William C. Miller to serve as membership directors; and Patrick Griffis, SMPTE education vice president, appointed Michael DeValue, V. Michael Bove, Peter Putman, and Al Kovalick to serve as education directors.
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19 Scientific And Technical Achievements To Be Honored With Academy Awards®
Peter W. Anderson to receive Gordon E. Sawyer Award; Charles “Tad” Marburg to receive John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 19 scientific and technical achievements represented by 52 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 15, at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
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Statement from Local 600 President on Death of Assistant Camera Operator
The following statement was issued by Steven Poster, ASC, President, Local 600, International Cinematographers Guild:
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ARRI Hosts Nebraska & Monuments Men Event
News: ARRI Hosts Nebraska & Monuments Men EventReflecting its long-running association with the Berlin International Film Festival, yesterday ARRI hosted a well-attended Berlinale event at the city’s famous Hotel Adlon with cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, ASC, who recently used ARRI ALEXA cameras and the ARRIRAW format to shoot the anamorphic feature films "Nebraska" and "The Monuments Men."
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GRAVITY Earns Top Honors from Cinematographers
KILLING LINCOLN, GAME OF THRONES and DRUNK HISTORY Win in TV Categories
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jeremy Benning, CSC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC and Blake McClure earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 28th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony was held here tonight at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Lubezki won the ASC Award in the feature film competition for GRAVITY. Benning won the TV movie/miniseries award for KILLING LINCOLN. Freeman took home top honors in the one-hour episodic television category for GAME OF THRONES, and McClure was the recipient of the half-hour episodic series award for DRUNK HISTORY.
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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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Codex In 2014 Awards Season
News: Codex In 2014 Awards SeasonCodex digital recording and workflow products harnessed by nine motion pictures in 2014 Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and ASC Awards nominations
Codex is delighted to announce that its digital workflow and recording products were extensively used in the production pipelines of nine motion pictures nominated at the prestigious 2014 Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) awards.
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Longtime "Entertainment Tonight" Executive Producer Linda Bell Blue to Receive ICG President’s Award at Publicists Luncheon, Feb. 28
News: Longtime "Entertainment Tonight" Executive Producer Linda Bell Blue to Receive ICG President’s Award at Publicists Luncheon, Feb. 28Honor Recognizes Bell Blue’s Contributions to Entertainment News Industry
Linda Bell Blue, executive producer of "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Insider," will receive the International Cinematographers Guild President's Award at the ICG 51st Annual Publicists Luncheon on Friday, February 28, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
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John Wells to be Honored by American Society of Cinematographers
News: John Wells to be Honored by American Society of CinematographersAward-winning writer-director-producer John Wells will receive the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 2014 Board of Governors Award. Wells will be honored during the 28th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards gala here on February 1 at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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American Society of Cinematographers Names Nominees of Newly Created Spotlight Award
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is pleased to announce three nominees for its inaugural ASC Spotlight Award. The organization created this award to recognize outstanding cinematography in features and documentaries typically screened at film festivals, internationally or in limited theatrical release. The winner will be announced at the 28th Annual ASC Awards on February 1, at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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Carol Burnett to Present Jerry Lewis with ICG Publicists' Lifetime Achievement Award
News: Carol Burnett to Present Jerry Lewis with ICG Publicists' Lifetime Achievement AwardJerry Lewis, actor, writer, producer, director, humanitarian and all-around funny man, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills on February 28, 2014. Equally funny woman and longtime pal, Carol Burnett, will make the presentation.
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American Society of Cinematographers Reveals Feature Film Nominees
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced nominations in the theatrical motion picture category of the 28th Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The nominees are:
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Creator/Writer/Producer Shonda Rhimes to Receive International Cinematographers Guild’s Publicists TV Showmanship Award
News: Creator/Writer/Producer Shonda Rhimes to Receive International Cinematographers Guild’s Publicists TV Showmanship AwardShonda Rhimes, creator, writer and producer of the hit TV series "Grey’s Anatomy," "Private Practice" and "Scandal," will be presented with the 2014 Television Showmanship Award at the International Cinematographers Guild's (IATSE Local 600) 51st annual Publicists Awards Luncheon on Friday, February 28, at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
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NY Premier Post Production and Mocap Studio WorleyWorks, LLC. Kick-Starts East Coast Productions with a Mistika 4K System
WorleyWorks, LLC. is ahead of the Game Investing in New York's very first Mistika - Already Hard at Work in a City that Never Sleeps
WorleyWorks, LLC., a dynamic 2D/3D post stereoscopic production and motion capture studio has become the first East Coast company to invest in a Mistika 4K Post Production Solution from SGO's official North American reseller partner AArmadillo. The Mistika system will be integrated into the facility providing world-class 2D and stereoscopic 3D grading, finishing and delivery. Founded by Greg and Minah Worley, WorleyWorks, LLC. provides a host of boutique services in 2D and High Frame Rate Stereo 3D production, 4K post production including DI colour grading and compositing, high-speed lighting, green screen (Composite Component's Digital Green), and motion capture for high-profile clients that include Paramount, MTV, Viacom and many more.
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OConnor Helps Crescenzo Raise the Bar of Visual Excitement on "CSI: Las Vegas"
News: OConnor Helps Crescenzo Raise the Bar of Visual Excitement on "CSI: Las Vegas"Keeping a hit television show that’s been on the air for 14 years fresh and interesting is a demanding challenge. As scripts get bigger to sustain audience interest, budgets inevitably get smaller. “When a show reaches syndication, it has primarily done its job of crossing the finish line of making money for a very long time,” says "CSI" cinematographer Crescenzo Notarile, ASC. “So, why spend more when the networks, at this point, don’t have to. It’s a creative challenge to keep the audience coming back with what we have. It’s not making more – it’s making the freshest. Working with OConnor and it’s support equipment, it keeps us cameramen perpetually perfecting camera movement and striving higher to express a story. Each week we try to creatively surpass what we did in the previous episode, and in our own way, raise the bar – if not for the audience, for ourselves as filmmakers. And, I can always count on OConnor to be there to help me make this possible.”
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Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Provide Production Solutions for "The Watsons Go To Birmingham"
News: Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Provide Production Solutions for "The Watsons Go To Birmingham"Re-creating the past can be challenging for filmmakers, especially when tasked to duplicate the look of a particular time in history for a period movie. Add a tight budget, cramped locations, and underwater photography, and you have the situation James Chressanthis, ASC, faced as cinematographer for the movie "The Watsons Go to Birmingham." Based on the novel by Christopher Paul Curtis, the film depicts a fictional family’s 1963 road trip intersecting with an actual terrorist bombing during the civil-rights era. To help with some of the film’s challenging production requirements, Chressanthis used two EOS C300 Digital Cinema cameras and EF-series lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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Camerimage 2013 Award Winners Deliver On-Screen Magic With Codex
News: Camerimage 2013 Award Winners Deliver On-Screen Magic With CodexGolden and Silver Frog, both 3D winners, plus special screeners all shot with Codex workflows
Codex has issued congratulations to the multiple award-winning cinematographers whose digital features, photographed using Codex recording platforms, won in competition at the 2013 Camerimage Festival of Cinematography. Six movies, with budgets ranging from $1m to $100m, screened at the festival with the cinematographers reporting significant on-screen gains having used Codex at the heart of their production workflows.
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Shane Hurlbut, ASC. Director of Photography for “Need For Speed” Appears on The Go Creative Show
News: Shane Hurlbut, ASC. Director of Photography for “Need For Speed” Appears on The Go Creative ShowShane Hurlbut, ASC. Director of Photography for multi-million dollar feature films speaks with Ben Consoli, host of the Go Creative Show about his upcoming Dreamworks film Need For Speed starring Aaron Paul plus his hugely successful blog Hurlblog and his thoughts on our thriving film making community.
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American Society of Cinematographers Names Television Nominees
HBO and Starz Lead Nominations
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has selected its television nominees for the organization’s 28th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. The winners will be announced at a gala on February 1, 2014, here at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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Restoring the Frank Capra Classic, It Happened One Night
Frank Capra's 1934 comedy "It Happened One Night" was recently the subject of a lovingly painstaking 4K restoration by Sony Pictures Entertainment. With tender care to retain the soft, glowing look that Director of Photography Joseph Walker, ASC was so well known for, Colorworks beautifully restored the film with all of the nuance and elegance of the original.
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Paul Maibaum, ASC, Director of Photography for “Sons Of Anarchy” Appears on the Go Creative Show
News: Paul Maibaum, ASC, Director of Photography for “Sons Of Anarchy” Appears on the Go Creative ShowPaul Maibaum, ASC. Director of Photography for the hit FX Network series, "Sons of Anarchy" joins Ben Consoli, host of the Go Creative Show, for a revealing and informative interview that covers Paul’s work on countless TV movies and series.
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Technicolor – PostWorks New York Services Three Films Screening at Camerimage
Facility continues its close association with the Polish cinematography festival, which will include screenings of “Fading Gigolo,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and “Inside Llewyn Davis.”
Technicolor – PostWorks, New York, provided post production services for three films screening this month at Camerimage, the world’s leading international film festival celebrating cinematographers and the craft of cinematography. They include "Fading Gigolo¸" whose director, John Turturro, will receive the festival’s Special Award for an Actor-Director, as well as Inside "Llewyn Davis and Lee Daniels’ The Butler," which will compete for the festival’s coveted Golden Frog Award in its Main Competition. The 21st Camerimage International Film Festival will be held November 16 – 23 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
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American Society of Cinematographers to Pay Tribute to Dean Cundey, Eduardo Serra and Richard Rawlings
News: American Society of Cinematographers to Pay Tribute to Dean Cundey, Eduardo Serra and Richard RawlingsTrio will be Presented Awards at Annual ASC Gala
Dean Cundey, ASC; Eduardo Serra, AFC, ASC; and Richard Rawlings, Jr., ASC will be recognized by their peers during the 28th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards on February 1, 2014, here at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom. Cundey will receive the ASC’s Lifetime Achievement Award; Serra will be presented with the International Achievement Award; and Rawlings will pick up the org’s Career Achievement in Television Award.
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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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Kodak Goes Behind the Lens with Sean Bobbitt and Bruno Delbonnel at 2013 Camerimage Festival
Kodak is hosting back-to-back conversations with renowned cinematographers Sean Bobbitt, BSC and Bruno Delbonnel, ASC, AFC at the 21st edition of Camerimage, the international film festival of cinematography, on November 21 at 7:00 (CMT) in the Opera Nova, first floor seminar room. Both Bobbitt and Delbonnel have films competing in the main competition: Steve McQueen’s "12 Years a Slave" and the Coen brothers’ "Inside Lewelyn Davis," respectively. Each discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A.
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Oscar®-Winner Guillermo Navarro Named 2013 Kodak Cinematographer-in-Residence at UCLA/TFT
Kodak and UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT) have announced Oscar®-winner Guillermo Navarro, ASC, AMC will be the 2013 Kodak Cinematographer-in-Residence for the fall quarter at UCLA/TFT.
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Visual Effects Society Names Founder and CEO of Illumination Entertainment Chris Meledandri as Keynote Speaker at 2013 VES Summit
Andrew Merkin, Head of Special Projects and Transmedia at Mirada Studios and Max Michael, Head of Business Development, Asia at UTA Among Highlighted Speakers
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, announced Chris Meledandri, Founder, CEO, Producer at Illumination Entertainment as Keynote Speaker at its 5th annual Summit, “A New Reality: Content Creation and Distribution.” The daylong interactive forum on October 26th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem solving in a TED Talks-like atmosphere.
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The ICG Presents Corey Carbonara with the “Nat Tiffen Award”
News: The ICG Presents Corey Carbonara with the “Nat Tiffen Award”Baylor University Professor Receives One Of ICG’s Emerging Cinematographer Awards For His Outstanding Educational Contributions To The Art Of Cinematography
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, extends its praise to Baylor University Professor Corey Carbonara, who was recently presented with the inaugural Nat Tiffen Award by the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) at its 17th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards.
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Global Cinematography Institute’s 1st European Session at Camerimage Film Festival 2013
Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC & Yuri Neyman, ASC prepare cinematographers from around the world for the future with “Expanded Cinematography”
Global Cinematography Institute announces that on November 14th, the first international session of “EXPANDED CINEMATOGRAPHY” will be held in Europe at CAMERIMAGE.
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Michos Takes On Music and Dance With OConnor for Langston Hughes’ Memoire "Black Nativity"
News: Michos Takes On Music and Dance With OConnor for Langston Hughes’ Memoire "Black Nativity"Music and dance are a big part of the contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes’ holiday musical drama, "Black Nativity." It follows Langston (Jacob Latimore), a street-wise teen from Baltimore as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged grandparents. While attending his Grandfather’s church production of "Black Nativity," Langston falls asleep and escapes into a dreamscape of song, dance, and a little divine intervention. “Practically every dance or song number relied on instinct and the ability to whip pan. Snap zoom, or even grab the focus in the process of discovering the most dynamic shots,” says cinematographer Anastas Michos, ASC. “That’s where my favorite support – the OConnor 2575 was invaluable.”
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Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC joins GCI Faculty for Level 1, Session 9 at Global Cinematography Institute
Apply today to take part in Level 1, Session 9 which includes "Cinematography for Independent Films" with Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC - Only a couple spots remain! Session begin Sept. 28th
GCI welcomes Academy Award nominated Director of Photography Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC as a guest instructor in "Cinematography for Independent Films" for the upcomming GCI Level 1, Session 9 beginning on September 28th.
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International Cinematographers Guild Names Special Awards Winners
Presentation at ASC Clubhouse, Sept. 27
Four major Hollywood corporations will be presenting awards at a special luncheon organized by the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Hollywood on Friday, September 27 as part of the celebrations of the Guild's 17th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA).
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ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic Lenses Start Shipping
News: ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic Lenses Start ShippingARRI has published shipping dates for all seven focal lengths in the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lens series. The MA35, 50 and 75 were released in August this year and have started shipping, with the MA100 to follow in October, the MA40 and 60 in February 2014, and the MA135 in April 2014. By the second quarter of next year, then, every different focal length – each of them perfectly matched – will be in the hands of worldwide customers who have placed orders for the entire set.
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ASC Sets Dates for 28th Annual Awards
Organization Currently Accepting Entries in Television Competition
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will hold their annual Outstanding Achievement Awards on February 1, 2014, here at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Awards will be presented for best cinematography in feature and television categories, as well as awards for career and lifetime achievement.
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Daystrom Appoints Steven B. Cohen to Lead 4K Initiative
News: Daystrom Appoints Steven B. Cohen to Lead 4K InitiativeFormer Sony Pictures and Ascent Media technologist to assist in launch of software-defined workflow systems for managing high-resolution and high-frame rate data files.
Daystrom Technology Group, a California-based specialist in high-performance workflows and durable storage, has hired Steven B. Cohen as Solutions Architect to lead their new 4K workflow automation and storage initiative. Cohen brings broad expertise in digital technologies for film and television production through posts with Sony Pictures Studios, Ascent Media Group, Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition and Cohen Communications, Inc.
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American Society of Cinematographers Launches New Master Class Program Award-Winning DPs to Teach Inaugural Session in October
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced that it will be hosting a new series of Master Classes that will teach all aspects of the art and craft of cinematography.
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Litepanels a Constant for Director/DP Michael Slovis, ASC on Breaking Bad
News: Litepanels a Constant for Director/DP Michael Slovis, ASC on Breaking BadWhen Director/DP Michael Slovis, ASC prepped for the final eight episodes of "Breaking Bad," creator Vince Gillian, Sony and AMC, as well as the entire cast and crew threw their full support behind him. This series, which has been nominated for 100-plus awards and won 43 — including three nominations for outstanding cinematography — was going to go out with a bang.
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Litepanels Helps Create European Approach to Emmy Nominated Series The Exes for Mooradian
News: Litepanels Helps Create European Approach to Emmy Nominated Series The Exes for MooradianGeorge Mooradian, ASC credits Litepanels® for helping him achieve what he calls a European approach in lighting for his Emmy nominated multi-camera series, The Exes. “The show is a real challenge,” he says. “It takes place in the narrow confines of Manhattan, New York. To create an urban cityscape with dark, cool shadows amid the building canyons, and to make it as real as possible in the multi-camera world, is a daily balance of shadow and light. I’m not going for a bright and colorful saturation of the reds and oranges but for more muted, cooler and grainier tones, with less fill light. It’s more single direction source and minimal, if any, augmentation. Litepanels LED lighting helps me achieve this.”
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Technicolor - PostWorks New York Applies the Finishing Touch to Indie Drama "Wish You Well"”
News: Technicolor - PostWorks New York Applies the Finishing Touch to Indie Drama "Wish You Well"”Colorist Martin Zeichner helps to capture the atmosphere of 1940s Virginia for coming of age story based on David Baldacci’s bestseller.
Final post production work for the independent drama "Wish You Well" was recently completed at Technicolor – PostWorks in New York. Directed by Darnell Martin, the film is based on the best-selling novel by David Baldacci, who also wrote the screenplay. Set in the 1940s, it is the story of a young girl, Lou Cardinal, who goes to live with her great-grandmother in Virginia after her writer father is killed in a car accident. The film stars Josh Lucas, Mackenzie Foy and Academy Award-winner Ellen Burstyn.
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Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR Camera and Cinema EOS C500 and EOS C300 Digital Cinematography Cameras Receive Praise From an Experienced Motion Picture Cinematographer
News: Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR Camera and Cinema EOS C500 and EOS C300 Digital Cinematography Cameras Receive Praise From an Experienced Motion Picture CinematographerA director of photography for the past two decades, David Klein, ASC, has shot movies and television shows using numerous film and digital formats. “Every motion-picture film stock has its own look,” he noted, “and that’s true of every digital cinema camera as well.” A firm believer that the needs of the production should always dictate its capture medium, Klein shot the 2011 feature "Red State" using a combination of digital camera systems, including EOS 7D Digital SLR cameras from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. More recently he tested the Canon EOS C300 Digital cinema camera. Both models prompted him to comment, “I’m happy that Canon is in the motion picture business.”
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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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Cooke Optics Brings Award-Winning Lenses And Technology Innovations To IBC 2013
- Full range of lenses on show, plus Metrology products and /i Technology announcement expected -
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, will present its full range of miniS4/i, S4/i, 5/i and Anamoprhic/i lenses on Stand 11.D10 at IBC 2013, as well as the first production model in the new Cooke Metrology lens testing range. The company is also expected to reveal more details about the next generation of /i Technology metadata system.
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Freefly Systems to Begin Shipping MōVI M10 on August 15th and Announces Pre-Orders for MōVI M5
News: Freefly Systems to Begin Shipping MōVI M10 on August 15th and Announces Pre-Orders for MōVI M5Production of breakthrough gyro-stabilized handheld camera stabilizer ahead of schedule
Freefly Systems is pleased to announce that the award-winning MōVI M10 camera stabilizer will begin shipping to customers starting August 15th for $14,995. The company will also start taking pre-orders for its new smaller camera stabilizer, MōVI M5, which supports cameras up to 5 lbs. (2.3kg).
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Foerster and Emmerich Opt for Codex on “White House Down”
News: Foerster and Emmerich Opt for Codex on “White House Down”Director Roland Emmerich and award-winning cinematographer Anna Foerster, ASC used Codex Onboard Recorders on the Sony Pictures feature film "White House Down." The film stars Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal, and depicts a paramilitary invasion of the White House in Washington, DC.
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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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International Cinematographers Guild Selects 17th Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awardees
News: International Cinematographers Guild Selects 17th Annual Emerging Cinematographer AwardeesThe International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has named eight honorees and two honorable mentions for its 17th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA). The ten short films will be premiered at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles on September 29. A New York premiere will follow on October 20 at the School of Visual Arts.
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Robert Yeoman to Headline Kodak Focus at Los Angeles Film Festival
News: Robert Yeoman to Headline Kodak Focus at Los Angeles Film FestivalCinematographer Robert Yeoman, ASC will headline the annual Kodak Focus program at this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival. The intimate conversation will spotlight Yeoman’s artistic and technical accomplishments by screening scenes from 35mm prints of "Moonrise Kingdom", "Drugstore Cowboy" and "The Royal Tenenbaums." The Kodak Focus takes place on June 16 at 1:10 p.m. at the Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live. The seminar is free with a festival ticket.
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American Society of Cinematographers Elects New Officers
News: American Society of Cinematographers Elects New OfficersThe Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has held its annual election to appoint its new slate of officers. Richard Crudo will serve as president, along with Vice Presidents Owen Roizman, Kees Van Oostrum and Lowell Peterson; Treasurer Victor J. Kemper; Secretary Fred Goodich; and Sergeant-at-Arms Isidore Mankofsky.
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FotoKem Panel at Cine Gear Will Explore Array of Collaborations from Production Through Post With Leading Cinematographers
Expo Recognizes Company for 50 Years of Innovation
In today’s sometimes complex content creation pathway, there are more choices than ever for handling the imaging chain from on set to final deliverables. At Cine Gear Expo on May 31 at 4:15pm in Screening Room #5, cinematographers John Bailey, ASC (The Way, Way Back) and Peter Levy, ASC, ACS (House of Lies)* will discuss their different but successful pathways to image creation and control from production through post. The conversation will be moderated by well-known industry writer and Creative COW editor Debra Kaufman.
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Revolutionary New Fill-Lite LED Lights to Launch at Cine Gear Expo 2013
News: Revolutionary New Fill-Lite LED Lights to Launch at Cine Gear Expo 2013The official launch of Oregon-based LED light manufacturer Fill-Lite will take place at the upcoming Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles on May 31, 2013. Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. has partnered with Fill-Light as a premiere North American reseller of the entire Fill-Lite line.
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OConnor Helps Keep Up the Pace on Scandal
News: OConnor Helps Keep Up the Pace on ScandalIt’s hard to figure out who is good or bad in the popular television series, "Scandal". That dichotomy is the force that drives the plot of the fast paced ABC hit. The last thing that cinematographer Oliver Bokelberg, ASC needs is a camera package that can’t keep up. There is no room for “good or bad” when it comes to his gear. That’s why he relies on top-of-the-line equipment, including 2575 fluid heads from OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group brand, for support.
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International Cinematographers Guild President Steven Poster Re-elected and his Slate Wins Election Majority
News: International Cinematographers Guild President Steven Poster Re-elected and his Slate Wins Election MajorityIncumbent president Steven Poster, ASC was re-elected and the slate of candidates backing the policies of the current administration won a decisive majority on the National Executive Board of the International Cinematographers Guild in the unofficial election results announced yesterday.
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John Toll, ASC Relies on Codex for "Iron Man 3"
News: John Toll, ASC Relies on Codex for "Iron Man 3"Master cinematographer John Toll, ASC recently made his first feature film foray into digital cinematography on" Iron Man 3": Revealing the Mandarin, Marvel Entertainment’s latest installment of the hugely successful Iron Man franchise. Toll, who won Oscars for Braveheart and Legends of theFall, and took home a third nomination for The Thin Red Line, teamed with director Shane Black and actor Robert Downey, Jr.
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Digital Vision Announces Technology Partnership with MTI Film; Unveils Slate of Advanced Image Processing Tools
A History of Innovation, Collaboration, Integration in the Spotlight at NAB 2013
In keeping with its 25-year history of advancing creative technology, Digital Vision is proud to announce a technology partnership with MTI Film that will include the integration of MTI's Cortex::Control Dailies with the award-winning Nucoda grading platform. In addition, Digital Vision is unveiling exciting new developments for their Nucoda and Phoenix product lines during NAB.
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NAB Show to Examine How Breakthrough Technology Launches Audiences from "Oz" to "Oblivion"
-- NAB Show to Feature Academy Award Winning Cinematographer Claudio Miranda’s "Oblivion," Shot With Sony’s F65 Camera, and Creative Team of Sam Raimi’s 3D Feature "Oz the Great and Powerful" --
NAB Show, taking place April 6-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada, will feature back-to-back panel discussions with a session on Sam Raimi’s 3D feature "Oz the Great and Powerful," preceded by a session on Academy Award winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda’s upcoming film "Oblivion," starring Tom Cruise, on Tuesday, April 9. Each session will examine the impact that technologies such as 4K and 3D have on filmmaking today.
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Digital Cinema Society Celebrates 10th Anniversary
News: Digital Cinema Society Celebrates 10th AnniversaryThe Digital Cinema Society announces that it is celebrating its 10-year anniversary as the industry’s leading nonprofit educational cooperative dedicated to informing the entertainment industry regarding the integration of new technology. DCS President James Mathers reflects on the milestone, “It’s been an evolutionary decade for the way motion pictures are captured, posted, and exhibited, most notably via a transition from celluloid toward the use of digital technology. We have never celebrated or sought to accelerate this process, but we have made it our business to try to objectively track these changes and help our members adapt to them.”
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Schneider Filters Aid Iconic Images on Breaking Bad for Slovis
News: Schneider Filters Aid Iconic Images on Breaking Bad for SlovisASC cinematographer Michael Slovis’ challenge in shooting AMC’s Breaking Bad goes beyond the intricate storylines about the consequences of the life choices made by the main character. The New Mexico location offers a wide variety of looks and camera/lighting situations. Life is never dull on this acclaimed series. To make the most out of what he has, Slovis often relies on his favorite filters, the True-Pols® from Schneider.
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DIVE Provides On-Set VFX Supervision & Innovative Digital Workflow For Dir. Niels Arden Oplev's "Dead Man Down"
News: DIVE Provides On-Set VFX Supervision & Innovative Digital Workflow For Dir. Niels Arden Oplev's "Dead Man Down"The visual effects and postproduction team at DIVE -- a division of ShootersINC, which specializes in visual effects and picture finishing for feature films, television shows and commercials – provided on-set VFX Supervision, on-set live compositing, and extensive postproduction including the creation of an innovative digital workflow for Director Niels Arden Oplev’s (“Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) newest feature film “DEAD MAN DOWN,” which premieres in theaters nationwide Friday, March 8th.
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Kodak Calls for Entries in 2013 Student Scholarship Program
News: Kodak Calls for Entries in 2013 Student Scholarship ProgramJohn Bailey, ASC to Judge Submissions
John Bailey, ASC, a renowned cinematographer known for his artistic contributions to cinema, will spearhead a panel of judges for the 2013 Kodak student scholarship program. This international competition acknowledges student filmmakers who demonstrate exemplary filmmaking skills and creativity at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The deadline for entries is May 17.
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Sachtler Supports Empowering Holocaust Documentary, The Mosaic of Life
News: Sachtler Supports Empowering Holocaust Documentary, The Mosaic of LifeDirector/Producer Alicia Brauns recently had a very personal story to tell about her father’s journey from holocaust survivor to well-known surgeon. To depict that experience and Dr. Jack Brauns’ positive outlook on life, she turned to her favorite cinematographer, Rodney Charters, ASC, CSC. The two knew they would be covering an extensive amount of ground, from inside the infamous camps to the trip through Germany and beyond—in a short shooting time. They had to build their camera package carefully so they chose Canon C300s supported by a fluid head and legs from Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
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Oscar limelight shines on Global Cinematography Institute Program of “Expanded Cinematography”
“The goal of the Global Cinematography Institute is to prepare cinematographers, postgraduate students and veteran filmmakers to take advantage of on-going advances in digital and virtual cinematography technologies.”
For cinematographers, visual effects artists and to all who are involved primarily in the imaging side of the filmmaking, two award categories are the most important: Cinematography and Visual Effects. This year’s Oscar for achievements in those fields was awarded to distinguished artists who worked on the same film – “ Life of Pi”. Academy Award for the Cinematography was won by Claudio Miranda, ASC, and Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott won the Oscar for Visual Effects.
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Films Using Arri Equipment Win Big On Oscar Night
At the 85th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, films making use of ARRI equipment have taken away many of the big prizes.
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Boxx TV’s Meridian is Behind the Scenes on Oscar®-Nominated Films
Django Unchained, Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty Get Boost from Wireless Technology
Three of this year’s Academy Award®-nominated films chose Boxx TV’s Meridian Wireless Microwave Broadcast System for reliable, 4:2:2 uncompressed video with zero delay. The Meridian was the system of choice for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, Sam Mendes’ Skyfall and Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, capping a busy year for the company headquartered in the UK, along with its reseller Boxx Communications in Los Angeles.
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Feature and Television Productions Captured by Codex Honored at BAFTA, ASC Awards
News: Feature and Television Productions Captured by Codex Honored at BAFTA, ASC Awards“Skyfall,” “Life of Pi,” and “Game of Thrones” continue the Codex winning streak.
Feature film and television productions produced with Codex digital recording and workflow technology continue to rack up key technical and creative awards. At this year’s British Film Academy Awards (BAFTA) held this past Sunday in London, Skyfall took the Alexander Korda Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year, while Life of Pi won for Best Cinematography (Claudio Miranda, ASC) and Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects.
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SKYFALL Earns Top Honors from Cinematographers; Game of Thrones, Hunted, Wilfred and Great Expectations Win in TV Categories
News: SKYFALL Earns Top Honors from Cinematographers; Game of Thrones, Hunted, Wilfred and Great Expectations Win in TV CategoriesRoger Deakins, ASC, BSC; Balazs Bolygo, HSC; Kramer Morgenthau, ASC; Florian Hoffmeister; and Bradford Lipson claimed top honors in the four competitive categories at the 27th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement, which was held here tonight at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
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OConnor Support is Crucial for Lonsdale on Bones
News: OConnor Support is Crucial for Lonsdale on BonesCinematographer Gordon Lonsdale, ASC, credits OConnor support for allowing his operators to keep moves fresh and innovative on the long running Fox series Bones. “Actually, I’ve been a big fan of OConnor throughout my career,” he says. “When I was an assistant I used the 50 and 100. Then when the lightweight 100 came out, I thought I’d died and gone to heaven.”
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Blackmagic Design Releases DaVinci Resolve 9.1 with Support for Retina Displays
Also includes FCP X Audition, new Sony and Avid codec support and DeckLink 4K Extreme integration
Blackmagic Design today announced a major release of DaVinci Resolve 9.1, the latest update to the world’s most advanced color correction tool. DaVinci Resolve 9.1 enables customers to use Resolve with Apple’s Macbook Retina technology, the world’s highest resolution notebook display. Retina based notebooks have quickly become one of the most popular tools in the post production world, and with 9.1, DaVinci Resolve will be able to run on the 15” Retina MacBook Pro at the best image quality setting.
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ARRI Cameras and Lighting Flourish in Oscar-Nominated Productions
Out of nine Best Picture nominees for the Academy Awards this year, seven were shot using ARRI cameras: Amour, Life of Pi and Zero Dark Thirty were captured digitally with ARRI ALEXA; Les Misérables and Silver Linings Playbook on 35 mm with ARRICAM; Argo utilized a combination of both ALEXA and ARRICAM while Beasts of the Southern Wild chose Super 16 with the ARRIFLEX 416 and SR3. Additionally, many of these productions relied on lighting equipment from ARRI.
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Anna Karenina, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln and Skyfall Earn American Society of Cinematographers Award Nominations
News: Anna Karenina, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln and Skyfall Earn American Society of Cinematographers Award NominationsSeamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC (Anna Karenina), Danny Cohen, BSC (Les Miserables), Claudio Miranda, ASC (Life of Pi), Janusz Kaminski (Lincoln) and Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC (Skyfall) have been nominated in the feature film category of the 27th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The winner will be announced at the ASC Awards celebration on February 10 at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom.
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Homeland: Behind the Scenes with Canon Glass/David Klein ASCHomeland: Behind the Scenes with Canon Glass/David Klein ASC
David Klein, ASC, who is nominated for a 2014 Best Cinematography Emmy® Award for his work on Homeland, first AC Dominik Mainl, and B camera operator Bob Newcomb break down what's in their tool kit: an ARRI Alexa mounted with Canon Cinema Zoom Lenses, a RED Epic, a Canon Cinema EOS 1D C, and a Canon EOS 5D Mark III.
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Rodney Charters, ASC, CSC Brings Blackmagic to DallasRodney Charters, ASC, CSC Brings Blackmagic to Dallas
Rodney Charters, ASC, CSC is probably best known for his work as cinematographer on the groundbreaking international hit 24. The most recent of his many jobs since then is TNT's Dallas, where he has shot 36 episodes so far, and directed three. Creative COW Contributing Editor Debra Kaufman spoke to Rodney about his work on both sides of the lens, including his use of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera to complement the production's ARRI Alexas.
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NAB 2013 - Day 3 - 5 PM
The traffic on the NAB floor show is usually much lighter than Monday and Tuesday, but today the aisles were still as crowded as the first two days of the show. That's a surprise, and a pleasant one, especially since this is not a "big news" NAB. Thursday is traditionally...
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Zacuto's just released "Revenge of the Camera Shootout" is a must watch
Since I joined Creative Cow few things I have worked on have garnered as much interest as my work on the Zacuto Shoot Outs. I have been lucky enough to have once again asked to join Steve Weiss, Jens Bogehegn, Scott Lynch, Mandy Rodgers and the Zacuto Team for their...
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The Great Camera Shootout 2011: Episode 2 ~ "Sensors & Sensitivity"
The Great Camera Shootout 2011: Episode 2 ~ "Sensors & Sensitivity" from steve weiss on Vimeo . I got to see some of this great footage and test at a sneak peek at NAB. This is a real-world comparison of DSLR and other CMOS type sensor cameras like the RED,...
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