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ARRI Inc. Taps Sebastien Laffoux as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Eastern Region
News: ARRI Inc. Taps Sebastien Laffoux as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Eastern RegionARRI Inc. is pleased to announce Sebastien Laffoux is now working as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Eastern Region for Canada and the United States. His duties include managing and strengthening sales, along with evaluating market and technology requirements. Camera products include the AMIRA documentary-style camera, the award-winning ALEXA, lenses, Pro Camera Accessories and analog products. He will also oversee a team to support product performance in the field, improvement, user requests and assess competitors.
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Canon Cinema EOS Cameras and Lenses Enable Filmmakers to Bring the Narrative Dramatic Tale of a Troubled South American Community’s Struggle to a Worldwide Audience
News: Canon Cinema EOS Cameras and Lenses Enable Filmmakers to Bring the Narrative Dramatic Tale of a Troubled South American Community’s Struggle to a Worldwide AudienceEquatorial heat and humidity, sporadic electrical service, and a modest budget were just a few of the challenges that director Josef Wladyka and writer/DP Alan Blanco faced while filming their feature "Manos Sucias" (Dirty Hands) among the impoverished fishing villages of Colombia’s Pacific coast. They also filmed in the jungle and aboard small boats in rough seas, all while needing to keep a low profile in a dangerous region. Wladyka and Blanco met all of these challenges with the help of compact EOS C300 Cinema cameras and professional lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Filmed completely on location, "Manos Sucias" is a drama depicting the perils of two fishermen coerced into towing an underwater narco-torpedo up the Pacific coast of Colombia.
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‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’ Completed with Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Teranex 2D
News: ‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’ Completed with Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Teranex 2DBlackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Teranex 2D Processor, as well as a number of other Blackmagic Design products, were used on one of this summer’s most talked about sequels, “Sharknado 2: The Second One.”
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Freefly Systems Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology Award
News: Freefly Systems Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology AwardFreefly Systems MōVI stabilizers have taken the cinema and video production markets by storm, providing a way for cameras to capture incredibly stable footage handheld and on a variety of shooting platforms. The breakthrough features of Freefly’s new MōVI M15 stabilizer captured the 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology Award for Camera Support.
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Band Pro Expands Operations with New Berlin Office
International cinematography retailer Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. has announced the expansion of their European operations with the addition of a new office in Berlin, Germany. Vojtech Pokorny, Digital Image Consultant / Technical Sales, will head the new branch. All goods and services currently available through Band Pro Munich GmbH will also be available through the Berlin office.
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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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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for US$495
Blackmagic Design today announced an exciting Summer Special discount for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for the low price of US$495. With a normal recommended retail price of US$995, this Summer Special represents incredible value and is available for a limited time and will end on the 31st of August 2014. This Summer Special price is subject to limited availability, after which the price will return to the usual recommended retail price of US$995.
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DPA Microphones Shows its New d:screet™ Necklace Mics at IBC 2014
News: DPA Microphones Shows its New d:screet™ Necklace Mics at IBC 2014Company will also host raffle while the latest d:fine™ Headsets and additional updates for the d:screet family will be on display
DPA Microphones is renowned for its ability to deliver superb audio, even in the most challenging conditions. Now, thanks to a new range of body worn microphones, the company has overcome the biggest challenge of all – how to give control of mic placement to non-technical actors or reality show contestants without compromising sound quality. This solution, which will be on display at IBC 2014 (Amptec Stand – Hall 8, Stand D70), is the d:screet™ Omnidirectional Miniature Necklace Microphone, a cleverly designed mic that houses the legendary d:screet 4061 capsule in a soft rubber necklace. The company is also presenting additional updates to its d:screet Miniature Mic line as well as the latest offerings for its d:fine™ Headset Mic series.
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Drone Videography with Paul Antico, Jos Stiglingh and more...
News: Drone Videography with Paul Antico, Jos Stiglingh and more...In this episode of Ben Consoli's Go Creative Show, the topic at hand covers Drone videography from all sides with four fantastic guests, starting with Jos Stiglingh, the creator of the mega-viral video “Fireworks filmed with a drone”. Chiming in next are two lawyers -- Matt Saunders, a copyright attorney who discusses the legality of drones and the copyright issues that go with it and Jonathan Rupprecht, an attorney, commercial pilot and unmanned aircraft consultant that discusses the current FAA regulations. And finally, Ben invites Paul Antico, film maker and drone enthusiast, to talk about how he captures, grades and edits footage shot with a Go Pro and the DJI Phantom.
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Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, Salutes 2014 Emmy Nominees
News: Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, Salutes 2014 Emmy NomineesNew York facility provides post services for nominees “True Detective,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Vice,” “Years of Living Dangerously” and “67th Tony Awards.”
Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, provides post production services to five television programs nominated for 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards,"True Detective" (HBO), "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO), "Vice" (HBO), "Years of Living Dangerously" (Showtime) and "The 67th Annual Tony Awards" (CBS).
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Christian Calderon Joins Band Pro’s Burbank Sales Team
Christian Calderon has joined the Sales Team of Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. at their Burbank, CA headquarters.
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Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) LTD. Celebrates Its 60Th Anniversary With Range Of Film And Production Camera Support Solutions At IBC 2014
News: Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) LTD. Celebrates Its 60Th Anniversary With Range Of Film And Production Camera Support Solutions At IBC 2014Leading Camera Support Company Introduces Cineline 70 Fluid Head to European Market
Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd., a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, reels with enthusiasm as it prepares for the European leg of its 60th anniversary celebration at IBC 2014 (Hall 11, Stand 11.D30). Continuing its professional progression in supplying the film and television industries with revolutionary high-end tripods and fluid heads, the Australia-based camera support solutions company will introduce its new Cineline 70 Fluid Head to the European market at the show.
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"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Scores Emmy Nomination For Outstanding Main Title Design
News: "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"  Scores Emmy Nomination For Outstanding Main Title DesignBig Block Design Group/BBDG Team Is Recognized for Epic Cosmos Show Open
The creative team at Big Block Design Group/BBDG were recognized for their main title design for "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" with a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Main Title Design.
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ARRI CSC expands to Atlanta
ARRI CSC, the largest full service equipment rental group in the Unites States is pleased to announce the strategic expansion of its network with the opening of a camera rental facility in Atlanta, Georgia. The new operation, conveniently located for both studio and location productions, is open for business and will be fully operational from late summer 2014.
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Leader Instruments to Demonstrate Latest Broadcast Test and Measurement Technology at SET Expo 2014, Brazil
Leader Instruments will debut the latest version of its LV 5490 4K-capable picture and signal monitor plus the new LT 4600 multiformat video signal generator at the SET Expo 2014 exhibition in São Paulo, August 25-27. Exhibiting on booth A06, Leader will be represented by Armando Ishimaru, Brazil Country Manager.
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Hula Post Appoints Josh Rizzo CTO
News: Hula Post Appoints Josh Rizzo CTOHula Post Production, one of the West Coast’s leading suppliers of editorial equipment, editorial space and other post-production products and services, has promoted Josh Rizzo to Chief Technology Officer. Formerly Vice President of Technology, Rizzo will lead Hula’s long-term technical direction, engage in business development and oversee strategic planning for future service and support offerings.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Introduces Range of Air Tripod Systems to the U.S. Market
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Introduces Range of Air Tripod Systems to the U.S. MarketLight, Compact Tripod System Provides Professionals with Premium Quality Camera Support
Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, is pleased to announce that it is introducing its Air Tripod System range, which includes the Air Alloy System (3001) and Air Carbon Fibre System (3005), to the U.S. market. Providing a solution for everyone from entry-level to high-end cinematographers and photographers, the range is essential when shooting on-the-go in confined, challenging locations that require a versatile, lightweight tripod system that can be set up in a matter of seconds.
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Setla Film Productions Improves Location Shoots with Zylight F8
News: Setla Film Productions Improves Location Shoots with Zylight F8A trained paramedic, Thaddeus Setla stumbled into a career in video production about 13 years ago, when he started producing short training videos with a consumer camcorder. These days, his San Francisco-based company, Setla Film Productions, is focused on high-end productions for the Web.
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From the Shot to the Edit: Getting It Right the First Time
News: From the Shot to the Edit: Getting It Right the First TimeEvery hour spent in the editing suite has an impact on budgets, and as the industry looks at new ways to keep costs down, camera crews receive more pressure than ever to deliver the right shot quickly. Regardless of the type of production, getting it right the first time, versus capturing massive amounts of content, saves time and money.
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Oishii Looks to #WTFuture With Dynamic Branding Package For PromaxBDA: The Conference 2014
News: Oishii Looks to #WTFuture With Dynamic Branding Package For PromaxBDA: The Conference 2014
Creative Agency Creates the Conference and Awards Show Opening Videos & Graphics
When PromaxBDA, the global member-based association for professionals working in media marketing, needed an agency to create the branding and video opens for this year's conference and awards show in New York, they turned to long-time members and creative agency Oishii Creative. Armed with the tagline #WTFuture, Oishii Creative set out to make a package that captured the energy and essence of an industry in constant change.
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The SIM Group Merges with Hollywood’s Chainsaw
News: The SIM Group Merges with Hollywood’s ChainsawLeading North American Supplier of Production Technology Expands its Post-Production Footprint.
The SIM Group has reached an agreement in principle to merge with Hollywood-based Chainsaw. The deal unites one of the film and television industry’s leading suppliers of production equipment and post-production services, with one of Hollywood’s most successful independent post-production facilities that services such renowned shows as "The Academy Awards" and "American Idol." The merger is expected to close next month.
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"Cathedrals of Culture" Aspires to Great New Heights with the Mistika Finishing Treatment
News: "Cathedrals of Culture" Aspires to Great New Heights with the Mistika Finishing TreatmentOnline Editor Christian Tröger working at Berlin's ARRI Mitte used Mistika's advanced toolsets to post produce majestic scenes in "Cathedrals of Culture." Neue Road Movies, owned by Oscar award-winning director Wim Wenders, produced the striking film which portrays various buildings around the world. Using the visual language of stereoscopic film-making, it was directed by acclaimed directors bringing their own unique style. Wim Wenders covers the Berlin Philharmonic building; Robert Redford's film shows off the Salk Institute at La Jolla in California; Michael Glawogger depicts the National Library in Russia's St. Petersburg; Michael Madsen features the Halden Prison in Norway; Margreth Olin sheds light on the Oslo Opera House and Karim Ainouz focuses on the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
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Canon Launches New Optics Microsite
News: Canon Launches New Optics MicrositeCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce a new microsite devoted to helping people understand the incredible power they can access when they look at the world through the right lens. While a DSLR camera body is a very important creative tool, lenses help photographers of all levels realize their artistic vision. This microsite will help consumers grow creatively and expand their photographic tools beyond kit lenses.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve Used for SanDisk Ad Campaign
News: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve Used for SanDisk Ad CampaignBlackmagic Design announced today that its Pocket Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve were used on a new ad campaign by SanDisk, one of the world’s top brands for memory cards.
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Videomakers at 2014 VidCon to Receive Behind-the-Scenes Insight on Production Gear for Content Creation
Anton/Bauer, Litepanels, Sachtler, and Teradek—all Vitec Group brands—will support the independent, online videomaking community at the 5th Annual VidCon, which takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., from June 26-28. As a sponsor of the conference, content creators at the show will receive insight into the innovative tools available from these brands, which help them get the shots they need to capture the eyeballs of “Generation Like.”
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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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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11 Public Beta is Available Now
News: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11 Public Beta is Available NowMajor Update Dramatically Improves Online Editing Features, Adds New Photographer Friendly Color Correction Tools, On Set Media Management And Much More!
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve 11 public beta is available for customers to download now.
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SIM Digital Promotes Ann DeGuire to President, Camera Division
News: SIM Digital Promotes Ann DeGuire to President, Camera DivisionThe SIM Group, a leading supplier of production and post-production equipment and services to the feature and television industry, today announces the promotion of Ann DeGuire to the newly-created post of President, Camera Division. Previously General Manager of SIM Digital, Atlanta, DeGuire will oversee camera operations and engineering for all SIM locations, which include offices in Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver, Atlanta, Halifax and Beijing.
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Hollywood Center Studios Provides a Home for Mount St. Mary’s College’s New MFA Program in Film and Television
News: Hollywood Center Studios Provides a Home for Mount St. Mary’s College’s New MFA Program in Film and TelevisionHollywood Center Studios has partnered with Mount St. Mary’s College to provide production space to students participating in the school’s Masters of Fine Arts Program in Film and Television. Beginning this fall, graduate students will have access to Hollywood Center Studio’s unique Stage 12 for use in producing student films and other projects.
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Legendary Fisherman Bill Dance Reels In Viewers With HD Images Shot Using Fujinon Lenses
News: Legendary Fisherman Bill Dance Reels In Viewers With HD Images Shot Using Fujinon LensesWhen America's best-known professional fisherman Bill Dance demonstrates his magic touch to TV viewers, his production crew captures the moment with super wide angle lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation. A television fixture since 1968, Dance's trademark is his ability to entertain his audience, while he teaches them how they too can land the big fish. His shows, "Bill Dance Outdoors" and "Bill Dance Saltwater," reach a combined total of over 200 million households airing on the NBC Sports Network, Discovery's Destination America, and the Outdoors Channel.
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ARRI Launches New Spanish and Portuguese Websites
ARRI, the world’s largest film equipment manufacturer, has enhanced ARRI.com with special Spanish and Portuguese-language versions.
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Miller Camera Support Equipment Stands Tall Amongst The Golden Tripods At The ACS National Awards For Cinematography
News: Miller Camera Support Equipment Stands Tall Amongst The Golden Tripods At The ACS National Awards For CinematographyLeading Camera Support Solutions Company Hosts Charitable Raffle at Black Tie Gala
Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, recently attended the 43rd Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) National Awards for Cinematography to host a charitable raffle, from which all proceeds were donated to the Motion Picture Industry Benevolent Society (MPIBS). The event marked the continuation of Miller’s 60th anniversary celebrations, awarding cinematographer and ACS member Peter Heap with a Miller LP ’54 Classic Tripod.
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Eleven New Broadcast and Cinematography Manufacturers Join the Growing Ranks of Adorama Vendors
Tektronix, Cineo, Freefly, Cineped, Bright Tangerine, Wally Dolly, Ikegami, Transvideo, Middle Atlantic, Hive Lighting and Autocue recently added to the Adorama List of Vendors; New Products Now Available Through its Corporate, Government and Education Sales Channels
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, is now carrying 11 new manufacturer lines, adding some of the industry’s most renowned brands to the impressive lineup. New cinematography and broadcast products available for purchase through Adorama’s corporate, government and education sales channels, as well as online and in-store through the Adorama Pro department include:
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SMPTE Extends Call for Papers Deadline for SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Announces Registration Opening on June 16
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 extended the call for papers deadline to July 7 for the prestigious SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, which will take place Oct. 21-23 in Hollywood, California.
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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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Leviathan's Kaleidoscopic Main Titles for Original Starz Series "Power" Pack Visual Heat and Soul
To create the mesmerizing :90 main title sequence for its highly anticipated new original series "Power," Starz turned to the conceptual design company Leviathan. The series premiered on Saturday, June 7th at 9pmET/PT on Starz.
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Post Facility The Look Gets Cinematic for TV Drama 'Quirke' Using Pablo Rio
London high-end post facility, The Look, recently completed the picture post production for BBC's major three part drama series 'Quirke' on its Quantel Pablo Rio system. Set in 1950s Ireland and Boston, 'Quirke' is the story of the eponymous pathologist who investigates sudden death victims. 'Quirke' has been widely praised for its high production values and 'film noir' look - with a striking extra dimension of 'bright color' moments; 'Wonderful, atmospheric settings and unusually artistic cinematography', wrote one reviewer.
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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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Society Signs Award-Winning Director Megan Griffiths
News: Society Signs Award-Winning Director Megan GriffithsFirst commercial representation for ‘Lucky Them’ director
Los Angeles-based boutique live-action production company Society signs acclaimed filmmaker Megan Griffiths for her first U.S. commercial representation. Griffiths has been a director, writer and producer in the independent film community for over a decade, with her most recent film "Lucky Them" (starring Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Oliver Platt and Johnny Depp) having its premiere at the 2013 Toronto Int’l Film Festival. Lucky Them is being released by IFC Films this weekend. Her previous film, "Eden" (starring Jamie Chung, Matt O'Leary and Beau Bridges), premiered at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, where it won the narrative Audience Award and the Emergent Female Director Award, and was picked up by Phase 4.
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Fargo Fever (with Dana Gonzales and Matt Allard) on The Go Creative Show
News: Fargo Fever (with Dana Gonzales and Matt Allard) on The Go Creative ShowOn Ben Consoli's Go Creative Show, Ben speaks with Dana Gonzales, the brilliant cinematographer and Director of Photography for the FX television series FARGO. Dana shares his experience on the set of FARGO and his other work in television and film. Dana also speaks openly about his career and the state of Hollywood today, sharing helpful tips on how to break into the film industry. Plus, Ben and Dana discuss the value of a second unit crew is and how Dana's work on the Academy Award-winning film CRASH became a focal point of the film.
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The Tiffen Company to Showcase New Products From Steadicam, Domke, DFX and Lowel Lines at 2014 CE Week
Tiffen Will Celebrate This Year’s CE Week Presence with Exclusive Looks at Revered Imaging Accessories and a Special Reception for The Media
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, will be showcasing its celebrated product lineup once again at this year’s CE Week. The industry’s official mid-year conference and new technology showcase, CE Week will be held in New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion from June 23rd through June 27th, with line shows and exhibits taking place on June 25th and 26th. Tiffen will be showcasing its award-winning digital imaging accessories at booth #50 with Tiffen technology experts on hand to answer questions and host product demonstrations.
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SIM Digital to Showcase New Camera Gear and More at Cine Gear
Attendees are Invited to Attend the Company’s Annual Cine Gear Party.
The SIM Group will have a significant presence at the Cine Gear Expo, June 6-7, in Los Angeles, showcasing the latest in digital camera systems, grip and lighting equipment, and production workflow technology. Among the hot, new products on display will be the ARRI Alexa XT and Phantom Flex 4K cameras and several new data carts for film and television productions.
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A Common Thread’s Peter Dietrich Uses a Light Touch to Deliver a Strong Message about Skin Cancer
News: A Common Thread’s Peter Dietrich Uses a Light Touch to Deliver a Strong Message about Skin CancerIn HyConnect’s Latest Campaign for the American Academy of Dermatology a Dark Spot on A Lawn Serves as A Metaphor for Melanoma.
Director Peter Dietrich of A Common Thread uses humor to get people to think seriously about a scary subject matter in a new campaign for the American Academy of Dermatology and Chicago agency HyConnect.
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Blueshape to Introduce a New Pro Battery System for Phantom Flex4K Digital Cinema Camera at Cine Gear LA
News: Blueshape to Introduce a New Pro Battery System for Phantom Flex4K Digital Cinema Camera at Cine Gear LALeading battery technology company BLUESHAPE will introduce their new Pro Battery system for the new Phantom Flex4k® high speed digital cinema camera at Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles.
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Innovative Lighting, Power and Camera Support Solutions on Display at Cine Gear 2014
Six of the industry's leading brands - Anton/Bauer, Bexel, Litepanels, OConnor, Sachtler and Teradek, all part of the Vitec Group - will be demonstrating a range of their latest, innovative products at the upcoming Cine Gear Expo on June 6-7 in Los Angeles, at booths #64-66.
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Panasonic Varicam 35 and Varicam HS To Make ‘Tour’ Stops at Abelcine LA And VTP Burbank In Advance Of Cine Gear Expo
Panasonic has announced that its new VariCam 35 and VariCam HS cameras will be previewed at AbelCine LA and VTP Burbank in early June, affording Southern California cinematographers an opportunity to see the new models in advance of Cine Gear Expo.
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New Thrilling Dramatic Film “The Living” Uses Blackmagic Cinema Camera
News: New Thrilling Dramatic Film “The Living” Uses Blackmagic Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced that "The Living," a new indie drama, which the Tribeca Film Institute selected to screen during the Tribeca Film Festival and which will premiere at the prestigious Manhattan Film Festival, was shot with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. DaVinci Resolve was also used for on set and final color correction.
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FOR-A To Highlight New Version Of FT-One 4K Super Slow Mo Camera And File Converter At Cine Gear EXPO 2014
News: FOR-A To Highlight New Version Of FT-One 4K Super Slow Mo Camera And File Converter At Cine Gear EXPO 2014FOR-A Corporation of America plans to showcase the newest version of its FT-ONE full 4K super slow motion camera at the upcoming Cine Gear Expo, taking place June 5-8 at The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood.
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New LockPort 800 DUAL HDMI/USB 3.0
News: New LockPort 800 DUAL HDMI/USB 3.0The LockPort 800 DUAL is a new product developed to help avoid damaging your Nikon D800/800E micro HDMI and micro USB 3.0 camera ports. This highly requested from the photo/filmmaking professionals is now available for delivery from P+S Technik.
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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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Cinedeck Takes 4K-Made-Simple On Tour
News: Cinedeck Takes 4K-Made-Simple On TourCinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, is showcasing “4K/2K/HD Workflow Made Simple” at several high-profile events around the world in the coming weeks.
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BRW Filmland Los Angeles Adds Director Marcus Ubungen
News: BRW Filmland Los Angeles Adds Director Marcus UbungenBRW FILMLAND Los Angeles has signed newcomer director Marcus Ubungen for his first-ever U.S. commercial representation. A seasoned cinematographer and photographer, Ubungen’s directorial work ranges from character-driven comedy to sleek automotive spots and meticulously composed, affecting docu-style films. The young director has helmed campaigns for such top brands as Nike, Porsche, YouTube, Volcom, Reebok, Chevrolet and Google, collaborating with agencies such as Goodby Silverstein & Partners, AKQA, Evolution Bureau, Venables Bell & Partners and Cramer-Kresselt.
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The Art Directors Guild GALLERY 800 Announces “THE OLD WEST & THE NEW WEST” Art Exhibit
News: The Art Directors Guild GALLERY 800 Announces “THE OLD WEST & THE NEW WEST” Art ExhibitOpens Saturday, May 31, 2014 with a Hosted Reception
The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) Gallery 800, announces its fourth art exhibition of 2014, "The Old West & The New West," opening Saturday, May 31, 2014 with a hosted reception from 5-8:00 p.m. where the public will have the opportunity to meet the artists and preview their art.
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FilmLight Demonstrates Complete Digital Dailies Workflow at Expo Cine, Video y Televisión 2014
FilmLight, alongside its local partner AMTEC, will be demonstrating its new Baselight DAILIES solution and complete digital dailies workflow in a real-world implementation at Expo Cine, Video y Televisión 2014 (AMTEC stand A-1, Mexico World Trade Center, 03 – 06 June 2014).
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ProAm USA Lends Camera Enthusiasts Support with The New SolidTrax Dolly System
Durable and Robust, the New SolidTrax Track Dolly and Platform Dolly offer Unparalleled Stabilization and Silent, Dynamic Movement to Any Project
ProAm USA, a manufacturer of production equipment for film and video enthusiasts and professionals, today announced the availability of two new dollies: the SolidTrax Track Dolly and the SolidTrax Platform Dolly. A DIY wheel assembly is also available.
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New Horror Film “Kill Game” Screening at Cannes Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Camera
News: New Horror Film “Kill Game” Screening at Cannes Shot on Blackmagic Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced that "Kill Game," a new suspense thriller/horror film produced by Marty Murray of Full Throttle Pictures and distributed by Vantage Media International (VMI), and being screened at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, was shot entirely on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF and graded and edited using DaVinci Resolve.
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FUJIFILM Technical Support Centers to Serve Brazil’s World Cup
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation has announced that two technical support centers have been setup to provide customer service and support to the company’s broadcast lens customers during the World Cup in Brazil running from June 12 through July 13th.
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Award Winning Actress Camille Mitchell to star in Hallmark Channel’s Movie of the Week “The Write Man” with Amy Ackers (“Person of Interest”) and Dylan Bruce (“Orphan Black”)
Actress Camille Mitchell best known for her long running role on the CW hit television series “Smallville” and one of Canada’s most celebrated stage actresses is headed back to the small screen with a leading role in the Hallmark Channel’s Movie of the week, “The Write Man” with two of television’s hottest young actors, Amy Acker and Dylan Bruce.
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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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Cinedeck Expands Business Development in North America with Aarmadillo
Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, has exclusively partnered with Aarmadillo Inc (http://www.aarmadillo.com) to expand business development and technical consulting in the media and entertainment industry across North America for Cinedeck’s range of HD/2K/4K media record, ingest and transcode platforms. Along with Aarmadillo, Cinedeck has also recruited Miles Thomas to support business development among government agencies and houses of worship.
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Digital Arts Showcases 4K With Bluefish444, Assimilate & Christie
Located in the heart of New York City, Digital Arts provides ultra-modern picture and audio finishing services for feature and high-end TV productions within a 12,000sq/ft facility. The company was established by Axel Ericson, a technology pioneer who has over 25 years of experience in composing, sound design and mixing, producing, color grading and finishing. During his career Ericson has received numerous accolades - MTV, Emmy, Promax/BDA and Monitor awards, and a Grammy nomination. Under his auspices, Digital Arts created one of NYC's first HD infrastructures and became the finishing house for major TV brands including National Geographic, A&E, ABC, Disney, History Channel and many more.
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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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Miller Camera Support, LLC Celebrates 60th Anniversary At Broadcast Asia 2014
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Celebrates 60th Anniversary At Broadcast Asia 2014Leading Camera Support Company Provides Innovative Solutions for Film & Television
Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, reels with enthusiasm, as it continues its 60th anniversary celebrations at BroadcastAsia2014 (Booth 4D2-21). The Australian-owned camera support equipment company commemorates its professional progression throughout the years, supplying revolutionary high-end tripods and fluid heads for the film and television industry.
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Cannes: IndustryWorks Pictures Takes International Rights to 'The Birder'
News: Cannes: IndustryWorks Pictures Takes International Rights to 'The Birder'The Canadian Sales Agent will Start Shopping Theodore Bezaire’s Revenge Comedy Feature Film on The Croisette.
Vancouver/Cannes - Canadian distributor IndustryWorks has acquired the international rights to Theodore Bezaire's Sophomore Indie Comedy "THE BIRDER." This funny feature film is starring Tom Cavanagh ("Ed," "Scrubs"), Mark Rendall ("30 Days of Night"), Jamie Spilchuk ("Hard Rock Medical"), Tommie-Amber Pirie ("What If"), Academy Award Nominee Graham Greene ("Dances with Wolves," "The Green Mile") and Hollywood funny man Fred Willard ("Anchorman 1 & 2," "Best in Show").
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SMPTE® at the 2014 NAB Show
SMPTE has accomplished much over the past 12 months, with significant achievements in the three pillars of the Society: membership, education, and standards. While the Society was able to highlight progress in standards areas including ultra high-definition, cinema sound and immersive audio, and integration of information technology into the industry, SMPTE also showcased its ongoing work to provide both members and non-members with unique opportunities to engage with other professionals in discussion of the technical advances and business strategies driving the industry forward.
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Lighthouse Pictures Nominated For 9 Leo Awards
News: Lighthouse Pictures Nominated For 9 Leo AwardsA Slate of Four Lighthouse Pictures’ Productions Nominated
A slate of four Lighthouse Pictures’ productions have been nominated for 9 Leo Awards. ‘The Colour Of Rain’ is nominated for “Best Television Movie” and ‘Scarecrow’, ‘Let It Snow’, and ‘Hats Off To Christmas’ have also received Leo nominations. The full list of Lighthouse Pictures’ nominations follows.
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LOGAN’S Ben Conrad Spins Out “Footkhana” Featuring Ken Block and FC Barca’s Neymar Jr.
News: LOGAN’S Ben Conrad Spins Out “Footkhana” Featuring Ken Block and FC Barca’s Neymar Jr.Leading up to the 2014 World Cup, Logan & Sons director Ben Conrad fueled an invigorating short film for oil company Castrol featuring rally car driver Ken Block and Brazilian football superstar Neymar Jr. The film is an extension of Conrad’s ongoing work with Block — this time with an extra “kick” in the form of a worldwide football phenom.
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Culprit Chooses Cine-Xenars for Breakout Korn Video
News: Culprit Chooses Cine-Xenars for Breakout Korn VideoWhen cinematographer Colt Seman and colleagues, Dylan Trussell and David Dinetz of Culprit Creative were charged with creating the music video for Korn’s “Spike in My Veins,” they decided to go beyond the expected. For the edgy video, they deployed the new Bolt Cinebot high speed robotic camera arm, the 1000fps, high-definition Phantom Miro camera; and Schneider-Kreuznach Cine-Xenar III prime lenses. Seman’s reason for using the technique was simple: “It creates never before seen imagery that defines a new style of high-speed cinematography.”
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Matt Egan, Filmworkers Celebrate “Modern. Southern. Music.” with Hayden Panettiere and Belk
News: Matt Egan, Filmworkers Celebrate “Modern. Southern. Music.” with Hayden Panettiere and BelkMatt Egan has directed Nashville star Hayden Panettiere in a new ad for Belk that is part of the fashion brand’s “Modern. Southern. Music.” campaign. Filmworkers provided post production services for the glamorous commercial, produced by Coin-Operated Films, which captures the actress arriving on location at the newly-renovated Country Music Hall of Fame for an evening shoot.
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Canon Achieves A World First As Production Of EF Interchangeable Lenses Surpasses 100 Million Mark
News: Canon Achieves A World First As Production Of EF Interchangeable Lenses Surpasses 100 Million MarkCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is celebrating an impressive lens-manufacturing milestone with production on April 22, 2014 of the Company’s 100-millionth EF-series interchangeable lens for EOS cameras*—an EF 200–400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X.
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Sci-fi Epic “Valiant” to Premiere at Newport Beach Film Festival
News: Sci-fi Epic “Valiant” to Premiere at Newport Beach Film Festival"Valiant," a swashbuckling sci-fi thriller about a trio of fugitive air pirates, will make its world theatrical premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival on April 28th. Directed by Robin Phillips and starring Gil Darnell, Jason Hice and Andrew Varenhorst, the 23-minute film, shot and finished in 4K and featuring more than 130 visual effects shots, is the precursor to a planned feature-length epic in the spirit of "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones."
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Visual Effects Society Launches New YouTube Channel Dedicated to VFX
Site to Showcase Exclusive and Best-in-Class Curated Content
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, launched its new YouTube Channel, providing unique access to the world of visual effects and the artists who create them. The channel is designed to showcase outstanding examples of visual effects artistry and innovation from around the world, practical skills demonstrations, insights from leading practitioners and original content from VES signature events, workshops and forums.
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Cinedeck Saves Anger Management Series $2.25 Million In Post Production Costs
News: Cinedeck Saves Anger Management Series $2.25 Million In Post Production CostsCinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, today revealed that its Cinedeck RX record, ingest and transcode platform has saved US comedy-series "Anger Management" (Debmar-Mercury Productions, FX Network) $2.25 million in post production costs, while supporting the delivery of double the number of episodes typically produced over the same production period.
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Colorfront Debuts New Color Engine At NAB 2014
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced Colorfront Engine, a state-of-the art, managed color pipeline, which enables creative on-set look creation and ensures the vital color integrity of digital materials from camera-to-post. Colorfront Engine incorporates major color science breakthroughs, and makes its debut at NAB 2014, Las Vegas.
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Polecam Systems Announces new Outstanding Production Award
News: Polecam Systems Announces new Outstanding Production AwardSee Polecam Systems at NAB 2014 on their Booth C9908
UK company Polecam Systems has announced at NAB 2014 Expo in Las Vegas a new global annual award for Outstanding Production Using a Polecam.
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FUJIFILM's New Cabrio Offers Zoom Ratio Of 12X To Cover 25MM Wide Angle To 300MM At Telephoto
News: FUJIFILM's New Cabrio Offers Zoom Ratio Of 12X To Cover 25MM Wide Angle To 300MM At TelephotoThe Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation will announce the latest addition to its popular series of cine zooms – the Premier PL 25-300mm Cabrio [ZK12x25] at the annual NAB 2014 convention, held in Las Vegas, starting on April 7th.. The company will exhibit in NAB Booth #C7025.
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Colorfront Transkoder 2014 Attracts Major Broadcasters Worldwide
Colorfront, Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced it has made multi-license sales of On-Set Dailies 2014 with Transkoder option (OSD Transkoder), its standalone, automated system for fast, high-quality digital file conversion, to major broadcasters worldwide, in advance of its US debut at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
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NAB Debut Of Dome Productions’ Latest Production Truck Features FUJINON Wide-Angle Lenses
News: NAB Debut Of Dome Productions’ Latest Production Truck Features FUJINON Wide-Angle LensesFUJINON XA99x and HA14x Lenses on Board Silver to Capture All the Angles for Live Production
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation announced that its lenses are on board the new mobile truck, Silver, from Dome Productions, a leading production facility provider based in Toronto. The truck is currently showcased at the NAB 2014 convention, held in Las Vegas, which began on Monday of this week.
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FSI @ NAB 2014: Making Things More Complete. New Division, New Features, & New Products
News: FSI @ NAB 2014: Making Things More Complete. New Division, New Features, & New ProductsWe understand that professionals like you need more than just one product that is good at one thing. You need complete solutions for a wide variety of applications. In order to help meet those needs we are officially unveiling some new and upcoming features and products that will make our already capable monitor lineup even more versatile.
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Fraunhofer HHI Enhances Cost-Effective Hybrid 3D Production with Trifocal Camera System
Fraunhofer HHI presents first After Effects plug-ins for generation of 3D from trifocal camera system at NAB 2014
NAB booth #C7843 - The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI, a leader in the development of mobile and fixed broadband communication networks, multimedia systems, image processing and 3D, today announced the first software environment leveraging Adobe After Effects plug-ins for trifocal camera systems. This improves the workflow for flexible 3D production and makes it even more cost effective, making it possible to produce 3D cinematography with only slightly more effort than is needed for 2D. At NAB 2014, Fraunhofer HHI is showcasing the plug-ins together with its trifocal camera developed in association with Walt Disney Production Technology, Burbank, and ARRI, Munich.
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Twist Expands: Welcomes Director Scott Pitts to Company’s Growing Roster of Talents
News: Twist Expands: Welcomes Director Scott Pitts to Company’s Growing Roster of TalentsThe Twist motto for 2014 is “Expand.” Highly motivated by that intention for the New Year, Twist Executive Producer Amyliz Pera, based in Manhattan, has just signed up-and-coming talent Director/ Photographer Scott Pitts. Pitts has become very well-known over the past year on the Food Festival circuit for his award-winning short films with titles such as “The Benevolent Baker: Doughnuts” and “The Benevolent Butcher: Bacon.”
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Canon Announces Free Software Upgrade for the EOS C500 Camera that Delivers Greatly Enhanced Efficiency with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics-Powered PCS
News: Canon Announces Free Software Upgrade for the EOS C500 Camera that Delivers Greatly Enhanced Efficiency with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics-Powered PCSCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, shared today that its parent company, Canon Inc., announced a software upgrade for the EOS C500 digital cinema camera (launched in October 2012), part of Canon's Cinema EOS System lineup of professional digital cinematography products, that will enable users to more efficiently on-set production workflows. The Company plans to offer the free-of-charge Cinema RAW Development software upgrade* starting in October 2014.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11
News: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11Major update dramatically improves online editing features, adds new photographer friendly color correction tools, on set media management and much more!
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 11, a major upgrade with over 100 new editing and color grading features. This new update includes major improvements in online editing plus context sensitive trimming, onset file cloning, photographer style color grading tools and an amazing new collaborative workflow that allows multiple users to work simultaneously on the same timeline.
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Videocom Presents an All-Star Line Up of Filmmakers and Production Professionals at NAB 2014
Live from the Videocom Stage (Booth #C6025) at NAB, the leading creative users of Videocom brands and products, including Anton Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Sachtler, Vinten, Vinten Radamec, will offer invaluable insights and share real world experiences.
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CatDV Boosts Muscle-Power In Broadcast & Cinema Asset Management at NAB 2014 (SL5025)
Square Box Systems, the leading developer of asset management systems, will preview major new versions of its CatDV and CatDV Pegasus asset management systems at NAB 2014. The forthcoming CatDV 11 and Pegasus 11 feature support for the very latest broadcast standards, high-end digital cinematography cameras and editorial workflows, and will be shown at CatDV’s booth #SL5025, along with upgraded web client, workflow and online support tools.
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NAB 2014: JVC Expands ENG Live HD Streaming, Shares 4K Plans
Everyone wants to be first, especially news operations. Over the past few years, JVC Professional Products Company has introduced a number of firsts for the broadcast industry, and the 2014 NAB Show is no exception. JVC is dedicated to delivering products that help broadcasters be first on-air and first on-line, with innovative, built-in IP connectivity that encourages broadcasters to embrace the cloud and leave the microwave or satellite truck in the parking garage.
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New SPEEDLEVEL Clamp is the Fastest Way to Level Sachtler Heads
News: New SPEEDLEVEL Clamp is the Fastest Way to Level Sachtler HeadsSachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec group company, launches the SPEEDLEVEL Clamp - an innovative new bowl clamp that is the perfect accessory for Sachtler's renowned range of 100mm heads.
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Cinedeck Focuses On 4K Fire-Power And Broadcast Standards At NAB (Booth #SL14317)
News: Cinedeck Focuses On 4K Fire-Power And Broadcast Standards At NAB (Booth #SL14317)Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, will showcase the new fire-power of its MX and RX record, ingest and transcode platforms in support of 4K and JPEG2000 production, plus the very latest international HD broadcast delivery standards, during NAB 2014, Las Vegas, at the Cinedeck booth #SL14317.
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ALEXA Software Update Packet SUP 10.0 Preview
News: ALEXA Software Update Packet SUP 10.0 PreviewFrom the outset, ARRI developed ALEXA as an upgradeable camera system to remain an enduring investment for years to come. Now established as the gold standard of movie production, ALEXA was the camera of choice for Gravity, winner of Best Cinematography and Best VFX Academy Awards. This is the third year in a row these two categories were awarded to a film captured on ALEXA (2012: Hugo, 2013: Life of Pi). ARRI is proud to announce further enhancements to this camera with ALEXA Software Update Packet SUP 10.0, to be available free of charge in Q3 2014.
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Sachtler Launches New Ace Accessory Range
News: Sachtler Launches New Ace Accessory RangeSachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec group company, has announced the release of a new range of premium camera support gear – the Ace Accessories – to complement the established Ace product range. Ace Accessories include the Ace Base Plate, Ace Follow Focus and Ace Matte Box, and can be bought individually or as a package.
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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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Sachtler V-Mount Digital Battery and Fast Charger Series Launching at NAB 2014
News: Sachtler V-Mount Digital Battery and Fast Charger Series  Launching at NAB 2014New Lines are Uniquely Optimized to Power Today's Cameras and Auxiliary Equipment
Sachtler®, a Vitec Group brand and world leading producer of camera support equipment, will introduce its new V-Mount Digital Battery Series and Fast Charger Series at NAB 2014. The high performance V-Mount Digital Battery Series enhances Sachtler's industry leading roster of products with a battery line optimized specifically to power the digital cameras now being used for broadcast, cinema, and new media production. The Fast Charger Series supports the V-mount battery with a new algorithm that ensures the fastest available charging sequence while delivering superior energy efficiency. Sachtler will unveil these innovative lines at their exhibit (booth #C6025) at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas, which runs April 7-10.
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FUJIFILM’S New Zoom Goes Wide, Then Long to Stay with the Action
News: FUJIFILM’S New Zoom Goes Wide, Then Long to Stay with the ActionHA18x5.5 offers 18x Zoom from 5.5MM at the Wide Angle To 100MM on the Telephoto End
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation will introduce its HA18x5.5 HD zoom at the annual NAB 2014 convention, held in Las Vegas, starting on April 7th.. The company will exhibit in NAB Booth #C7025.
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Cinedeck Saves "Anger Management" Series $2.25 Million In Post Production Costs
News: Cinedeck Saves "Anger Management" Series $2.25 Million In Post Production CostsCinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, today revealed that its Cinedeck RX record, ingest and transcode platform has saved US comedy-series "Anger Management" (Debmar-Mercury Productions, FX Network) $2.25 million in post production costs, while supporting the delivery of double the number of episodes typically produced over the same production period.
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Freefly Systems to Give Away 12 MōVI M5s during NAB 2014
News: Freefly Systems to Give Away 12 MōVI M5s during NAB 2014Freefly Systems, an industry leader in developing next generation systems in camera stabilization, has announced that it will give away 12 MōVI M5 camera stabilizers during the 2014 NAB Show. NAB will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 7th – 10th, with Freefly giving away three MōVI M5s each day.
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Matthews Studio Equipment Goes 4K at NAB 2014
Matthews Studio and Hollywood Camera/Bertone Visuals have joined forces to present the newest in MSE camera support at NAB 2014 Booth #C5437. All MSE camera support equipment will carry the newest in 4K cameras provided by Hollywood Camera.
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2014 NAB Show Creative Master Series Keynote to Discuss The Evolution of "Transcendence"
Oscar®-winning Cinematographer Wally Pfister to go Behind the Scenes of Directorial Debut with Cinematographer Jess Hall
NAB Show, the world’s largest annual conference and expo for professionals who create, manage and distribute entertainment across all platforms, will host, in partnership with the International Cinematographers Guild, Director Wally Pfister and Cinematographer Jess Hall, BSC in the Creative Master Series keynote presentation, as they give attendees a behind-the-scenes look into the hotly-anticipated sci-fi film “Transcendence” starring Johnny Depp.
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Codex Announce Workflow Solution for Phantom Flex4K Camera
News: Codex Announce Workflow Solution for Phantom Flex4K CameraCodex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, is working with Vision Research to provide a robust and powerful workflow for the Phantom Flex4K camera. Already widely used around the world with many different cameras, Codex Vault is a mobile workflow device that supports the rapid transfer of the digital camera originals from the Phantom for review, post production and archiving.
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Codex Launches Action CAM ‘Point Shoot & Post’ Package
News: Codex Launches Action CAM ‘Point Shoot & Post’ PackageCodex has announced Codex Action CAM, an ultra-compact, all-in-one, digital cinema camera and recording package for 2D and S3D production. The camera is designed for use as an Action | witness | POV camera system on commercials, TV and movie productions as a companion camera when regular camera packages are too large for the situation or location in which the production is trying to shoot.
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