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Steadicam Curve for GoPro Flies Into Stores
After much anticipation, Tiffen’s lightweight and compact stabilizer for GoPro action shots is now available for purchase online and in stores
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, announced the availability of the much-anticipated Steadicam® Curve® for GoPro®, Steadicam’s most lightweight and compact camera stabilizer yet, both online and in stores.
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Xenon FF-Primes Score High with Cinematographer Thomas Rist
News: Xenon FF-Primes Score High with Cinematographer Thomas RistWhen cinematographer Thomas Rist, geared up to shoot an in-store promotional video for shoe maker London Kate’s Get High on Heels campaign, he used the opportunity to try out the new Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon FF-Prime lenses. The dynamic music video-style promo featured renowned choreographer Ferly Prado performing cool dance moves on a downtown L.A. rooftop and in the L.A. River Basin.
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Art Directors Guild Expands Second-Phase Final Voting in Its Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards to Members in All Four Councils
The Art Directors Guild (ADG), Local 800 Council and producers of the 19th Annual Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards have expanded its final second-phase voting for winners to include all members of the crafts that make up the nearly 2,300-member Guild, it was announced by Council Chairman John Shaffner and Co-Producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly. Final voting will now include Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Illustrators, Storyboard Artist and Matte Artists; and Set Design and Model Makers. The voting expansion change is effective with the upcoming ADG Awards, set forJanuary 31, 2015, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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The Canon Digital Learning Center Offers New Resources To Help The Professional Image Maker Maximize The Use Of Their Equipment
To help photographers and filmmakers better understand the features of their equipment, The Canon Digital Learning Center has posted several new educational resources created with the professional image maker in mind.
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IBC Preview: Polecam Systems Announce Commercial Success with HD Zoom Lens and Remote Heads Allowing Larger Cameras on Polecam
News: IBC Preview: Polecam Systems Announce Commercial Success with HD Zoom Lens and Remote Heads Allowing Larger Cameras on PolecamPolecam Systems will show their signature Polecam range of lightweight carbon fibre jibs and remote heads at IBC 2014, hugely popular and used increasingly in program making world wide, and will also be showing an ancilliary product that has been commercially successful in its own right, the Resolve Optics Z10 HDcf zoom lens.
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Talamas Boston Announces The Addition of the ARRI Amira To Their Rental Inventory
Given the high demand for the ARRI Amira camera, Talamas obtained the Amira in mid-August 2014 in order to add ARRI’s latest class-leading product to their extensive stock of digital cinematography equipment.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Honorees and Award Winners
Annual SMPTE Honors & Awards Ceremony Highlights Vision, Ingenuity, Perseverance, and Dedication to Motion Picture and Television Industries
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 23, at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony.
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ARRI Announces ProRes UHD Output for AMIRA
A new software upgrade for ARRI’s documentary-style AMIRA camera will allow it to record ProRes UHD files, answering the 4K requirements of some productions. The upgrade is expected to be available for purchase at the online ARRI License Shop by the end of 2014.
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Westlake Pro Launches New E-Commerce Website
Celebrates with September Sweepstakes - 30 Days of Giveaways!
Westlake Pro, a leading retailer of professional audio, recording gear, live sound equipment, and technical services has launched a completely new and redesigned website and full-featured online store. To celebrate the grand opening, the company is hosting a sweepstakes during the month of September and giving away 30 prizes from a host of top pro audio brands.
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Fletcher Sports Shoots Continuous Ultra-Motion 4K for Baseball and NBA with I-MOVIX X10 UHD
News: Fletcher Sports Shoots Continuous Ultra-Motion 4K for Baseball and NBA with I-MOVIX X10 UHDChicago-based sports production specialists Fletcher Sports has completed the first season of major league baseball and NBA coverage using the I-MOVIX X10 technology and plan to use its new fleet of X10 UHD systems over the next season to come.
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Camerimage Film Festival To Pay Tribute To Late Academy Award® Winner John Alcott
Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today that the late Oscar® winning cinematographer John Alcott will be commemorated at this year’s Festival as part of the special “Remembering the Masters” series.
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Blue Hat Design Installs FUJINON HD LENSES at 12Stone Church in Atlanta
News: Blue Hat Design Installs FUJINON HD LENSES at 12Stone Church in Atlanta12Stone Church Now Bases Video Production at its Four Atlanta Campuses on FUJINON Lenses
As one of the fastest growing churches in America, 12Stone Church recently opened a new Atlanta metro campus called Sugarloaf, which is equipped with a state-of-the-art HD video and audio production facility complete with Grass Valley LDX80 Premiere cameras and FUJINON HD lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation.
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Blackmagic Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve 11 Used on Owl City “Wolf Bite” Music Video
News: Blackmagic Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve 11 Used on Owl City “Wolf Bite” Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that the music visualizer for Owl City’s newest track, “Wolf Bite,” was shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (EF) and color graded on DaVinci Resolve 11. The video is one of the first projects in the world to be finished on the newest version of DaVinci Resolve.
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Drama Republic and Eight Rooks use Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform To Expedite Collaboration on “The Honourable Woman”
News: Drama Republic and Eight Rooks use Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform To Expedite Collaboration on “The Honourable Woman”Political Thriller’s Finale This Week on BBC 2
When the finale of the critically acclaimed “The Honourable Woman” airs on BBC 2 tonight and in a few weeks in the US on Sundance TV channel, the show’s production companies Drama Republic and Eight Rooks will commemorate more than just the completion of a major high end drama series. The firm relied on an innovative cloud-based approach to expediting its global production workflow - using Aframe’s cloud video production platform to save time, cost and hassle with a demanding global production.
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HUSH Continues Creative Growth with Addition of Design Director Claudia Chagüi
News: HUSH Continues Creative Growth with Addition of Design Director Claudia ChagüiExpanding their collaborative team of multi-talented designers, architects, and artists, design agency HUSH is pleased to announce the addition of award-winning design director Claudia Chagüi. A gifted creative and leader, Chagüi brings her history in dance and a varied background in commercials, interactive installations, retail, and events to further empower HUSH in its approach to crafting powerful brand design.
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FUJIFILM Optical Devices Welcomes Industry Vet Bret Shisler As South Central Regional Sales Manager
News: FUJIFILM Optical Devices Welcomes Industry Vet Bret Shisler As South Central Regional Sales ManagerDave Waddell Retiring After Highly Successful Career
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division announces that Bret Shisler has joined the company as its South Central Regional Sales Manager, effective July 28th. An experienced professional in the broadcast technology industry, Shisler replaces Dave Waddell, who has retired after spending over 30 years with the company.
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Chris Fetner, Mark Aitken, and Darcy Antonellis to Keynote at SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
Industry Leaders Will Share Insights and Expertise at SMPTE 2014 Conference Opening and During Industry Luncheon and SMPTE Fellows Luncheon
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the three keynote speakers for the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014), Oct. 21-23 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California.
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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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Atomos Samurai Blade Available for Under $1000
Atomos Award Winning Samurai Blade Now Even Better
Atomos, creator of award winning camera-mounted recorders and recording accessories announce a new price for the Samurai Blade of US$995. The Samurai Blade is the highest functioning monitor recorder and playback device on the camera market today and with a new price it's even more affordable than ever.
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SIM Digital Promotes Eleanor O’Connor to President, PS Lighting & Grip Division
News: SIM Digital Promotes Eleanor O’Connor to President, PS Lighting & Grip DivisionWill Oversee Lighting and Grip Operations Worldwide for the Fast-Growing Supplier of Film and Television Equipment and Services.
The SIM Group, a leading supplier of production and post-production equipment and services to the feature and television industry, today announces the promotion of Eleanor O’Connor to the newly-created post of President, PS Lighting & Grip Division. She will manage all lighting and grip operations for all SIM locations, which include offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Beijing.
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IBC Preview: Aaton-Digital to Show New 24 Track Cantar-X3 Digital Recorder and Aaton-Digital 5” Oled Monitor at IBC 2014
News: IBC Preview: Aaton-Digital to Show New 24 Track Cantar-X3 Digital Recorder and Aaton-Digital 5” Oled Monitor at IBC 2014Aaton-Digital will show the new 24 track Cantar-X3 recorder and new Aaton-Digital 5” Oled monitor at IBC 2014 on the Aaton-Digital /Transvideo stand 11.F31. Deliveries will begin for existing orders this fall. New orders will deliver Q1 in the new year.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11 is Now Shipping
News: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11 is Now ShippingMajor Update Adds Professional Nonlinear Online Editing Features, Revolutionary New Colormatch, New Photographer Friendly Color Correction Tools, On Set Media Management and Much More!
Blackmagic Design today announced the release of DaVinci Resolve 11, available now for download free of charge for all existing DaVinci Resolve customers. DaVinci Resolve 11 is a major upgrade with over 100 new editing and color grading features. This new update includes professional nonlinear video editing with context sensitive trimming tools, onset file cloning, a revolutionary new ColorMatch feature, 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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Stanford Research Lab Is Unlocking the Secrets of Biological Flight
News: Stanford Research Lab Is Unlocking the Secrets of Biological FlightStanford's research lab, Lentink Lab, is unlocking the secrets of biological flight in order to create innovative flying robots. The lab is headed by Mechanical Engineering Professor David Lentink, who investigates the wing movements of birds using high speed cameras capable of shooting at 3,200 frames per second. The video footage recorded is being used to reveal the intricacies of the bird’s every movement.
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IBC Preview: Transvideo Launches New Products for Digital Cinematography and Production at IBC 2014
Transvideo, the award-winning precision monitor manufacturer, has announced exciting new products for launch at IBC 2014. All products will be on show on the Transvideo / Aaton-Digital stand 11.F31.
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Cinematographer John Pope Takes MōVI to Medieval Times
News: Cinematographer John Pope Takes MōVI to Medieval TimesCinematographer John Pope’s recent undertaking was to create a 30-second national television spot for Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament attraction. With his imagination running wild, Pope prepared to capture footage of combat between jousting knights on galloping stallions with what he touts as “a tool of great ingenuity” ─ the MōVI™ M10 handheld camera stabilizer by Freefly Systems. “The MōVI M10 allows for booming up and down similar to a jib arm, a move that cannot be achieved with other stabilizer camera supports like the Steadicam. That opened up a whole new world of possibilities,” he says. “I was also thankful it gave me a new set of eyes to see with. The director and I were able to improvise in the moment, which is important to me.”
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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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OptiTrack Takes Over as Animation Market Leader; Customers Break Motion Capture Records
News: OptiTrack Takes Over as Animation Market Leader; Customers Break Motion Capture RecordsNew Customers Include Activision, Microsoft Games Studios, Eidos, Ubisoft, Crytek, DICE, and USC School of Cinematic Arts
With dozens of installations in the last six months, OptiTrack has become the motion capture technology of choice for production character animation. Many of these new adopters had capture requirements that were deemed impossible based on existing technologies, yet with OptiTrack's Prime Series cameras, exceeded expectations even in complex outdoor and large-volume shooting scenarios.
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Announcing: The Southeast Creative Summit 2014 / Atlanta Creative Ball 2014! November 7-9, 2014; Atlanta, Georgia Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel!
The Southeast Creative Summit is returning to Atlanta after a successful inaugural year! In our first year, we had over 100 attendees from 12 states attend nearly 80 workshops over three days. This year we have even more talent on the schedule, including Academy Award winning sound mixer Ed Novick (The Dark Knight, Inception), Emmy Award winning editor Jesse Averna (Sesame Street), editor Zack Arnold (Burn Notice, Glee), and many more notable experts in the production and post- production world.
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cinec – International Trade Fair for Cine Equipment and Technology 21 - 23 September 2014
cinec 2014: Three Days Filled with Technology, Discussion and Creativity
After many years of following developments in digital technology a recent counter trend has become noticeable amongst the Cine Equipment and Technology professionals whereby lenses and optics have come into the spotlight. Whilst it is acknowledged that digital technology cuts production costs, it also brings its own challenges notably in the area of archiving. The trade fair cinec and the accompanying cineCongress will provide a forum for experts to explore and discuss new developments on a wide range of topics including those mentioned above as well as opportunities to socialise in lavish surroundings.
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eyeballMOTO's Short Film "Experience" Brings Motorcycle Zen Into Focus
News: eyeballMOTO's Short Film "Experience" Brings Motorcycle Zen Into FocusDirector Limore Shur Brings Moto World To Cinematic Apex
Director Limore Shur recently debuted “Experience,” a captivating documentary short that goes deep inside the world-famous Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS). The film weaves textured depictions of the renowned program's intensive learning environment with stunning footage of students and instructors circling the track full throttle.
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SPLICE® Expands Visual Effects Department; Welcomes VFX Artist Patricio Fernandez
News: SPLICE® Expands Visual Effects Department; Welcomes VFX Artist Patricio FernandezCreative studio SPLICE® has expanded its visual effects department and welcomed Visual Effects Artist Patricio Fernandez. With an incredible international resume and credits that include such feature films as “Wrath of the Titans,” “Terminator: Salvation,” “Iron Man 3,” and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” Fernandez expands the visual effects capacity of Splice, as the company continues to grow its feature and episodic television visual effects team.
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Cinedeck Highlights 4K-Made-Simple at IBC 2014 (Hall 7.J07)
News: Cinedeck Highlights 4K-Made-Simple at IBC 2014 (Hall 7.J07)Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, will highlight “4K/UltraHD Workflow Made Simple”, and how budget conscious producers can improve productivity, while making significant time, labor and costs savings throughout production and post production using Cinedeck platforms, during IBC 2014, Amsterdam, 12-16 September (Hall7.J07)
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CatDV Highlights Money-Spinning Asset Management Opportunities IBC 2014 (7.J15C)
News: CatDV Highlights Money-Spinning Asset Management Opportunities IBC 2014 (7.J15C)CatDV 11 Enables Content Owners to Repurpose and Monetize Media Assets
Square Box Systems, leading developer of digital asset management systems, will focus on how its latest CatDV 11 software enables content owners to easily repurpose and monetize their media assets, whilst also significantly improving end-to-end workflow efficiency – from production and post production, through to delivery and distribution – in broadcast, cinema and IPTV applications during IBC 2014, 12-16 Sept, Amsterdam.
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AlphaDogs Dishes Up Final Audio For Last Supper
News: AlphaDogs Dishes Up Final Audio For Last SupperWith all the attention focused on a film’s visuals, its audio sometimes receives insufficient attention. The best cinematography and visual finish can be ruined by inadequate audio post-production, an outcome that separates the amateur from the professional filmmaker.
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Leading Colorist chooses Mistika for Sony's TV series “Chosen”
News: Leading Colorist chooses Mistika for Sony's TV series “Chosen”Juan Ignacio Cabrera leads the way with Mistika
Inspiring Los Angeles-based Juan Ignacio Cabrera recently handled the post production for the second and third seasons of "Chosen," the most successful show on Sony's Crackle TV network. Leading colorist Juan Ignacio Cabrera graded the series on a Mistika 4K system from SGO.
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Flashpoint’s LED Lights Are the Newest Lighting Collection for Photo and Video Available Exclusively at Adorama
The SpeedLight Partner, the VariAngle and other LED Lighting Solutions Available in Standard and Bi-Color Options Make Up This Energy-Efficient Lighting Collection for DSLR and Video Camera Imaging
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, is now selling a brand new line of Flashpoint LED lights designed for both camera and stand-mounted use. New photography and videography lights from Flashpoint include the SpeedLight Partner and the VariAngle light, as well as a collection of LED lights in both standard and bi-color options. New stand-mounted lights include various models of circular and panel lights. These Flashpoint LED lights are available exclusively in store at Adorama and online.
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Cooke Optics to extend Anamorphic/i lens range
Cooke Optics to extend Anamorphic/i lens range
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is to add more choices to its acclaimed lens ranges. The Anamorphic/i range will benefit from 25mm and 135mm lenses which are expected to start shipping towards the end of 2014, followed by 180mm and 300mm lenses in 2015. In addition Cooke will add a 21mm lens to both the miniS4/i range and the 5/i series.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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James Neihouse, the large format cinematographer renowned for his work on projects from shuttle launches to volcanic eruptions, and newly-minted Academy member, finds himself working around the globe, literally, shooting the IMAX 3D film, Earth 2.0 (working title) co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures and NASA. In this feature, Neihouse reflects on experiences working with astronauts, race cars, and rocket launches, and how important choosing the best equipment is in extreme production.
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