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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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Vocas to Show Its Latest products at the NAB Show in Las Vegas
News: Vocas to Show Its Latest products at the NAB Show in Las VegasHighlights Include New MB-435 and MB-455 matte boxes and BP-18 19mm Dovetail Rail Support.
Vocas Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional quality camera accessories, will showcase its latest line-up of matte boxes, rail supports, focus controllers and other products at NAB 2014 (Stand C10518).
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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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K-Tek introduces new Professional Audio Bag Division at NAB 2014
News: K-Tek introduces new Professional Audio Bag Division at NAB 2014K-Tek, makers of award winning boom poles, microphone support equipment and accessories, will introduce groundbreaking audio production products at NAB 2014 in booth #C1736.
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ARRI Alura Lens Data System (LDS) Extenders Now Available
News: ARRI Alura Lens Data System (LDS) Extenders Now AvailableThe new Alura Lens Data System (LDS) 1.4x and 2.0x Extenders are the perfect products to extend the focal length range of zoom and prime lenses. Specially designed for ARRI/Fujinon Alura and Fujinon Cabrio zoom lenses, the extenders multiply the focal length of the base lens by a factor of 1.4 or 2.0 with only 1-2 stops of loss at full aperture. The quality matches other ARRI/Fujinon or ARRI/Zeiss lenses. The extenders have little to no effect on the optical quality of Aluras, offering a highly competitive solution over expensive, long-range zoom lenses.
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ARRI Electronic Control System To Include More Camera and Lens Compatibility
News: ARRI Electronic Control System To Include More Camera and Lens CompatibilityARRI’s Electronic Control System is a sophisticated toolset for remote camera and lens control. It includes the award-winning WCU-4 wireless hand unit, which displays extensive lens data when used with ALEXA Plus and Studio cameras, as well as its smaller companion, the SXU-1 single axis hand unit controlling either focus, iris, or zoom. A range of new motor controllers gives the Electronic Control System complete operational autonomy, allowing the WCU-4 and other system elements to be used with all types of cameras, including the new ARRI AMIRA cameras and other third-party cameras.
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ARRI UWZ Lenses Maximizes Wide Angles Like Never Before
News: ARRI UWZ Lenses Maximizes Wide Angles Like Never BeforeARRI’s new Ultra Wide Zoom UWZ 9.5-18/T2.9 -- the first super wide-angle zoom lens for the professional cine market -- is available in May.
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ARRI AMIRA Begins Shipping in April
News: ARRI AMIRA Begins Shipping in AprilARRI is pleased to announce the highly anticipated AMIRA documentary-style camera, available in a range of upgradeable packages, will begin shipping in April.
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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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Footage.net Announces Final List of Featured Archives for NAB '14
Eleven World-Class Footage Companies Are Participating in Footage.net’s Featured Footage Archive Program at NAB 2014. Each Company Will Provide A Special Discount Offer Exclusively to NAB Attendees
Footage.net, the world’s premier online resource for stock footage search and discovery, will showcase a remarkable group of footage companies as part of its upcoming NAB exhibit, set to take place on April 7 -10, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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"Game of Thrones" Wins Outstanding Location TV Program "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" Wins Outstanding Location Feature Film at the 1st Annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards
Alexander Payne, Haskell Wexler, Scott Dewees and Sheri Davis Receive Special Honors Billy Crystal and Cheryl Boone Isaacs Among Presenters
The Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) announced the winners of its 1st Annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards, presented by the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment. The event honored the outstanding and creative contributions of Location Professionals in six categories of film, television and commercials during the black-tie ceremony at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. The awards took place before an audience of 450, including LMGA members, industry executives and press. LMGA President Nancy Haecker presided over the ceremony with comedian Jamie Kaler serving as host.
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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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Shutterstock to Give Away Canon 5D Mark III and Go-Pros at NAB Booth SL14813
Shutterstock, a global marketplace for royalty-free images and videos, will be hosting four talks at their booth (Lower South Hall - SL14813) at this year's NAB (April 7-10, 2014), pairing innovative camera and gear manufacturers with leading Shutterstock footage contributors to talk about their latest releases. Each talk will end with a related giveaway.
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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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New Lens Intro’s from Schneider Optics at NAB 2014
News: New Lens Intro’s from Schneider Optics at NAB 2014Schneider Optics, Leading lens and filter maker, Schneider Optics will make several product introductions in Booth # C9035 at the NAB convention on April 7, 2014 in Las Vegas.
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Kodak Accepting Submissions for 2014 Student Scholarship Program; John Bailey, ASC to Judge Competition
News: Kodak Accepting Submissions for 2014 Student Scholarship Program; John Bailey, ASC to Judge CompetitionThe KODAK Scholarship Program is now accepting submissions for the 2014 competition. This international program acknowledges student filmmakers who demonstrate exemplary filmmaking skills and creativity at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The deadline for entries is May 16.
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Freefly Systems Releases MōVI™ M5 Camera Stabilizer
News: Freefly Systems Releases MōVI™ M5 Camera StabilizerFreefly Systems will be at NAB Booth # C6719
Freefly Systems announces that it is now fulfilling pre-orders on the new MōVI M5 handheld camera stabilizer. The MōVI M5 is a three axis digital stabilizer designed to capture incredibly stable footage on a variety of shooting platforms. The M5 was designed for cameras including the Canon 5D, Nikon D800, Panasonic GH4 and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.
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SMPTE® to Co-produce the 2014 NAB Show Technology Summit on Cinema: The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound
Two-Day Conference to Feature Live Discussion by Oscar® Award-Winning 'Gravity' Team and Keynote by Industry Visionary Chris Cookson
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the 2014 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema: The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, will provide an in-depth global view of the current state and future of filmmaking innovation.
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NAB 2014: FOR-A To Show New Version of FT-ONE 4K Variable Frame Rate Camera, Debut 4K Extraction System
At the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas, FOR-A will showcase a new version of its FT-ONE 4K super slow motion camera. The new version of the FT-ONE offers fiber I/O connections built directly into the unit for ease of use when shooting from the field. The company’s new ZE-ONE 4K extraction system will also be a highlight of the company’s booth (C5117), making its first NAB appearance.
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Sachtler Adds Slider Compatibility to Ace L
News: Sachtler Adds Slider Compatibility to Ace LSachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec group company, has redeveloped its Ace L fluid head to make it compatible with all types of sliders. The Ace L 75mm tripod head can now be conveniently converted to a flat base, through the removal of a bottom screw, and mounted on a range of sliders.
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CARTONI to Debut New Low-Cost Fluid Head, Spreaderless 3 Stage Tripod and Other Products at NAB 2014
News: CARTONI to Debut New Low-Cost Fluid Head, Spreaderless 3 Stage Tripod and Other Products at NAB 2014New SMART PRO fluid head, STABILO spreader-less tripod, SMART STOP ENG tripod and E-REM 25 remote control head, as well as upgraded FOCUS HD and MASTER MK II will be shown by Manios Digital & Film.
CARTONI Rome and CARTONI USA, one of the world’s premier manufacturers of professional and prosumer camera support gear, will debut a number of new products and product upgrades at NAB 2014, including SMART PRO, a low-cost fluid head for camera payloads up to 13 lbs. (6 kg). CARTONI products will be showcased by Cartoni USA, Stand C9539.
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There’s A Lot to See From MSE at NAB 2014
Matthews Studio Equipment the Burbank, CA-based camera and lighting support company has outdone itself for NAB 2014. This year they will be presenting close to a dozen new products from the smallest FloatCam™ Wireless Follow Focus/Zoom Control to the biggest Intel-A-Big Jib. And many things in-between at Booth #C5437 – Central Hall.
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Autodesk Announces 2015 3D Animation Software
News: Autodesk Announces 2015 3D Animation SoftwareNew Software Empowers Artists’ Creativity With Innovative New Tools Like Bifrost And Shaderfx
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) unveiled the 2015 versions of its popular 3D animations tools: Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, Softimage, and the newest addition to the lineup, Maya LT, a 3D animation and modeling tool for professional indie game makers. Autodesk also announced the availability of the 2015 Entertainment Creation Suite for 3D animation and visual effects.
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Baselight Gets ‘Under the Skin’ of Scarlett Johansson Film
News: Baselight Gets ‘Under the Skin’ of Scarlett Johansson FilmCollaborative Digital Workflow Creates Look for Sci-Fi Movie Directed by Jonathan Glazer
Dirty Looks, the London colour grading studio specialising in Baselight grading for independent movies, carried out the finish of "Under the Skin" - the latest movie from director Jonathan Glazer, starring Scarlett Johansson. Visual effects were completed by Dirty Looks’ creative partner, One of Us; sharing the same building made collaboration even easier to realise the director’s vision.
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StarliteHD - Transvideo's New On-Board Professional 3G-SDI Field Monitor the Size of a Smartphone
StarliteHD Will be Presented at the Transvideo Booth #C6443 at NAB, Las Vegas, LVCC, Exhibition April 7-10
Award-winning French monitor company Transvideo has furthered its commitment to Digital Cinematography by the launch of a new concept of on-board field monitor, StarliteHD.
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Sheri Davis To Receive Prestigious Trailblazer Award at the 1st Annual Location Managers Guild Of America Awards Saturday, March 29 at the Writers Guild Theater
Sheri Davis, Director of the Inland Empire Film Commission, has been selected by the Board of Directors of the Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) to be honored with the organization’s prestigious Trailblazer Award, it was announced today by LMGA President, Nancy Haecker.
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Sachtler Launches New 75mm Aluminum Tripod
News: Sachtler Launches New 75mm Aluminum TripodSachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec group company, has released the next upgrade to its renowned FSB product line with its brand new ENG 75/2 D HD tripod.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Celebrates 60Th Anniversary At The 2014 NAB Show
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Celebrates 60Th Anniversary At The 2014 NAB ShowLeading Camera Support Company Provides Innovative Solutions for Film & Television
Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, reels with enthusiasm, as it prepares to kick off its 60th anniversary celebration at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C9520). The Australian-owned camera support equipment company will toast its success by commemorating its professional progression throughout the years in supplying the film and television industry with revolutionary high-end tripods and fluid heads.
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Pictorvision Eclipse Honored with SOC Technical Achievement Award
News: Pictorvision Eclipse Honored with SOC Technical Achievement AwardOn March 8, 2014 members of the Society of Camera Operators gathered at the Skirball Center, in Los Angeles, CA to honor the accomplishments of its outstanding members as well as individuals in the corporate community for their contributions to the advancement of equipment and techniques vital to the work of Camera Operators. At this year’s annual black tie event, Pictorvision received one of the SOC’s coveted Technical Achievement Awards for its Eclipse™ Gyro-Stabilized Aerial Camera System.
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PAG Launches Linking Gold Mount Battery at NAB
News: PAG Launches Linking Gold Mount Battery at NABAt NAB 2014, PAG, one of the broadcast industry’s longest established global providers of innovative portable power solutions, will launch its new Gold Mount® (3-Stud Snap-On®) compatible, high-current, PAGlink battery, a replacement for all Anton/Bauer® Li-Ion batteries.
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Miranda to Introduce CopperHead 3404K Camera Transceiver at CABSAT 2014
News: Miranda to Introduce CopperHead 3404K Camera Transceiver at CABSAT 2014Stand B5-10, CABSAT, — Miranda Technologies, a Belden Brand, a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators, will introduce its Telecast brand CopperHead 3404K camera-mountable fiber transceiver at CABSAT 2014 in Dubai.
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FilmLight and Industry Partners Exhibit Flawless Integration at NAB 2014
New and creative technologies provide professional colour control at every stage
FilmLight is focusing its NAB2014 presence on four of its most creative and industry-leading partners – Codex, Dolby, The Foundry and Sony. With innovative and highly cost-efficient technologies being shown for the first time across the exhibition, this year’s visitors will be able to experience the best colour management solutions in a real-world context - as part of a collaborative, creative workflow.
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Cinemartin Cinec 3.X Twice The Power, Almost Any Video Input And H.265V2
News: Cinemartin Cinec 3.X Twice The Power, Almost Any Video Input And H.265V2Gopro, Cineform, XAVC, XAVC-S, RED R3D, Snapdragon 4K And More
Cinemartin announces the release of Cinec 3.X, the acclaimed windows video converter & encoder software tool that allows to convert videos to state of the art quality codec formats, popular by including Prores, H.264 and HEVC H.265 among others, has released a major version named 3.X, now supporting videos recorded from GOPRO cameras, Cineform files and SI Cineform ((Silicon Image Cineform camera format)), Sony’s XAVC, XAVC-S and RED .r3d files from One, Scarlet,and Dragon up to 6K. This major release also includes support for 4K videos recorded with Snapdragon 800 series devices including the Galaxy Note 3 and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5.
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cinec – International Trade Fair for Cine Equipment and Technology
The Film Industry of The Future Will Consist of More Than Just Digital Technology
It is clear that the fields of computer and film are increasingly merging but there is more involved than just the bare hardware; the business models are also changing. This year’s cinec and the cineCongress will focus on this issue as well as showcasing the benefits and advantages of new technologies. Exhibitors can still benefit from the early bird discount.
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Cinematographers to Hold Candlelit Walk and Memorial for Sarah Jones on Friday, March 7
The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) will hold a candlelit walk and memorial on Friday, March 7 for 27-year-old Sarah Jones, the assistant camerawoman who was tragically killed on February 20, while on location in Georgia. Starting at the Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles at 7:00pm, Local 600 members will join fellow union and guild members and members of the production community in a walk to the memorial service at ICG's national offices, 7755 Sunset Boulevard.
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Band Pro to Show 4K Workflow from Capture to Home Theater at NAB 2014
News: Band Pro to Show 4K Workflow from Capture to Home Theater at NAB 2014Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. will Showcase a Complete On-Set 4K Workflow Chain in Booth #C10408 at this Year’s NAB Show.
The demonstration will begin with live image acquisition using the latest 4K digital cameras and new Leica Summicron-C prime lenses. The raw 4K footage will get on-set color correction from industry giant Technicolor; utilizing Technicolor’s on-set DIT cart running Colorfront software. Color corrected footage will then pass to Cine Post Production to highlight their COPRA on-set dallies software, and to an Ovide Smart Assist dallies system running Q-Take software. A full array of currently available 4K consumer televisions and 4K content players will complete the demonstration, provided by Just One Touch Video & Audio Centers.
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Best Picture Winner 12 Years A Slave Originated on KODAK Film
Spirit Award Winners Also Have Kodak Moment
In the 86-year history of the Academy Awards®, no best picture winner has ever been made without motion picture film technology – a streak that continued with 12 Years a Slave winning the 2014 Oscar®.
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'Helium' Fills AFI With Pride
Oscar®-Winning Short Film Carries On Long Tradition at the American Film Institute
When "HELIUM," the story of a terminally ill boy who finds joy in a fantasy world created by an eccentric hospital janitor, won the Oscar® for Best Live Action Short Film at last night's Academy Awards® ceremony, it extended a long winning streak of excellence by graduates of the American Film Institute Conservatory. Kim Magnusson (AFI Class of 1991) produced the film, one of three nominated projects that had AFI alumni participation. Since 1974, AFI Conservatory graduates have received an astonishing total of 133 nominations and 27 gold statuettes. In addition, a number of marble Student Academy Awards for AFI thesis projects are on display in the Louis B. Mayer Library on AFI's Hollywood campus.
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LightSpace CMS display calibration system integrates with FUJIFILM ISmini, with Light Illusion made European IS-mini distributor
News: LightSpace CMS display calibration system integrates with FUJIFILM ISmini, with Light Illusion made European IS-mini distributorUK based colour management specialist, Light Illusion, has announced the integration of its LightSpace CMS colour management system with the FUJIFILM IS-mini 3D LUT box. With this integration, users of the LightSpace CMS can now perform automated calibration of any display using the IS-Mini as a patch and signal generator, under direct control of LightSpace CMS, building custom calibration LUTs that can be directly up-loaded into the IS-mini.
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Atomos Announces New Distributor for China
Shriro Hong Kong Broaden Channel for Atomos
Atomos, creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the acclaimed Connect converters announces the appointment of Shriro (HK) Ltd as the sole distributor for China.
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Location Managers Guild Of America (LMGA) Announces Nominees For The First Annual Location Managers Guild Of America Awards Recognizing Outstanding Location Professionals Achievement In Film, Television And Commercials
Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) today announced nominations for outstanding achievement by location professionals in feature films, television and commercials competing in the First Annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards. The creative contributions of location professionals will be recognized, stressing their importance to the production process. The nominations were announced by LMGA President, Nancy Haecker. The Awards Show announcing winners will take place on Saturday, March 29, at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills.
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Footage.net to Showcase Stock Footage Partner Resources at NAB 2014
Footage.net, the stock footage search engine, will feature a diverse group of its stock footage content partners at its NAB exhibit, giving NAB attendees a chance to learn more about the world-class footage collections currently available for search and screening through Footage.net.
Footage.net, the world’s premier online resource for stock footage search and discovery, will spotlight a number of its key stock footage partner companies as part of its exhibit at NAB, set to take place on April 7 -10, 2014. As a resource to creatives worldwide, Footage.net will be on hand to meet with NAB attendees, answer questions about finding and using the world’s best stock footage source material and provide an introduction to the outstanding footage collections available for search and screening through its website.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Director Appointments
New Appointees Bring Depth of Experience and Knowledge to SMPTE's 'Three Pillars': Standards, Membership, and Education
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the 2014 SMPTE directors. Alan Lambshead, SMPTE standards vice president, appointed Bob Edge, Oliver Morgan, and Howard Lukk to serve as standards directors; Paul Stechly, SMPTE membership vice president, appointed Bruce Devlin, Karl Kuhn, and William C. Miller to serve as membership directors; and Patrick Griffis, SMPTE education vice president, appointed Michael DeValue, V. Michael Bove, Peter Putman, and Al Kovalick to serve as education directors.
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Mobile Generated News® (MoGN) Teams Up with iOgrapher LCC to Advance Citizen and Professional Mobile Journalism
Strategic Alliance Pairs MoGN Apps with iPad News Gathering Case
Mobile Generated News® (MoGN), and iOgrapher LLC form alliance to market products designed to enhance the Citizen and Professional Journalist experience. MoGN will now offer special pricing for the iOgrapher to its global customer base of news organizations.
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19 Scientific And Technical Achievements To Be Honored With Academy Awards®
Peter W. Anderson to receive Gordon E. Sawyer Award; Charles “Tad” Marburg to receive John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 19 scientific and technical achievements represented by 52 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 15, at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
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SMPTE® Issues Call for Papers for the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
Organization Accepts Technical Paper Abstracts Online Through June 20
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 issued a call for papers for the prestigious SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Oct. 21-23 in Hollywood, Calif. This conference is the premier annual technology event covering current and future developments in media technology, content creation, image and sound, over-the-top, and the allied arts and sciences.
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Picture This Productions Gets Confident with Bluefish444 Create 3D Ultra
News: Picture This Productions Gets Confident with Bluefish444 Create 3D UltraFounded in 1999, Phoenix-based Picture This Productions Inc. (PTP) has been providing fully equipped professional production crews to major studios, broadcast networks, national television shows, advertising agencies, and corporate clients, and is well-versed in all facets of video production, from dramatic productions, comedies, music videos, independent features, documentaries, commercials, electronic press kits, behind the scenes, multi-camera shoots, reality TV, sports and full feature stories for national news and television shows. PTP offers complete post-production editing services with state of the art equipment, and has global experience in 5K, 4K and High Definition resolution motion pictures, with services from script to screen.
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Colorfront Showcases Landmark Cloud Innovations
News: Colorfront Showcases Landmark Cloud InnovationsColorfront Reports Rapid, On-Going Developments in New Distributed Post-Production Model for Motion Pictures and Broadcast TV
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic television and commercials, is showcasing the latest advances of its ground-breaking Colorfront Cloud Services at HPA’s Tech Retreat, Palm Springs, and at NAB 2014, Las Vegas.
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K-Tek Adds KBLT52 Long Case for Boom Pole Travel & Storage
News: K-Tek Adds KBLT52 Long Case for Boom Pole Travel & StorageK-Tek, makers of award-winning boom poles, microphone support products and accessories introduces a new longer boom pole kit case made to transport and protect K-Tek and other boom poles which collapse to 52” long and under.
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ARRI Hosts Nebraska & Monuments Men Event
News: ARRI Hosts Nebraska & Monuments Men EventReflecting its long-running association with the Berlin International Film Festival, yesterday ARRI hosted a well-attended Berlinale event at the city’s famous Hotel Adlon with cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, ASC, who recently used ARRI ALEXA cameras and the ARRIRAW format to shoot the anamorphic feature films "Nebraska" and "The Monuments Men."
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Swedish Feature Film Ömheten Graded in Mistika at Europa Sound and Vision Wins The Guldbagge Award (The Swedish Oscars)
News: Swedish Feature Film Ömheten Graded in Mistika at Europa Sound and Vision Wins The Guldbagge Award (The Swedish Oscars)Swedish Feature film "Ömheten" was conformed, graded and finished in Mistika by Colourist Sebastian Guest for DCP deliverables, at Europa Sound and Vision’s brand new picture facility in Stockholm. "Ömheten" also recently won The Guldbagge Award (Sweden's equivalent of the Oscars) for Best Cinematography which was awarded to DoP Petrus Sjövik.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 12th Annual VES Awards
"Gravity" is the Big Winner with Six Awards; Frozen Dominates As Winning Animated Film "Game of Thrones" and "PETA" Score Big in the Broadcast and Commercial Categories
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, held the 12th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video games and special venues. Comedian Patton Oswalt served as host to the more than 1000 guests gathered at the Beverly Hilton to celebrate VFX talent in 24 awards categories. The teams from "Gravity," "Frozen," "Game of Thrones" and "PETA" led the wins in their respective categories, with "Gravity" taking home six awards, "Frozen" with four awards, and "Games of Thrones" and "PETA" each winning three.
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Rich Joneleit joins the ARRI CSC New Jersey Camera Rental Team
News: Rich Joneleit joins the ARRI CSC New Jersey Camera Rental TeamARRI CSC, the largest full service equipment rental group in the United States, is pleased to announce the addition of Rich Joneleit to the camera rental office in New Jersey. In his role as Camera Rental Agent he will report to Camera Rental Manager Lynn “Gus” Gustafson and will be responsible for establishing and maintaining strong client relationships.
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Litepanels Announces Opening of Expanded Headquarters
New Facility Supports Business Growth for LED Lighting Leader
Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, has opened the doors of its new facility in Chatsworth, Calif. Significantly larger than the company’s previous headquarters, Litepanels made the move to a bigger footprint to support the growing demand for their proprietary LED technology in the production and broadcast communities.
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Electric Pictures Helps Film Libraries Preserve Assets with Unique Transfer Service
News: Electric Pictures Helps Film Libraries Preserve Assets with Unique Transfer ServiceOrange County post production company specializes in high definition telecine services as a high quality/low cost means of commercializing, restoring and preserving film content.
While most Hollywood movies and television shows are now produced on digital media, one Orange County, California post production company has built a thriving business using video systems that the newer digital technology was meant to replace.
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NBC Olympics' Production Of The 2014 Winter Games In Sochi To Utilize Sony HD Broadcast Equipment
F55 4K Cameras, XDCAM HD Camcorders and Decks, HDC Studio Cameras, MVS Switchers and HD Displays Support NBC's Coverage to the United States
Sony will provide a range of HD production technology to NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, during its production of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi,Russia, from Feb. 6 to 23.
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Cinelicious Remote Premieres At Splice®
News: Cinelicious Remote Premieres At Splice®Cinelicious Remote featuring real-time remote color by Cinelicious’ award-winning talent has launched at Splice®. The Splice/Cinelicious collaboration extends the creative reach for both companies and provides a creative through-line for clients who work in the industry hubs of Los Angeles and Minneapolis.
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Cinedeck Breaks Into 4K And Adds Latest International HD Broadcast Delivery Standards
News: Cinedeck Breaks Into 4K And Adds Latest International HD Broadcast Delivery StandardsCinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, has announced significant new product and software releases supporting 4K production and the latest HD delivery standards now being adopted by major broadcasters worldwide.
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GRAVITY Earns Top Honors from Cinematographers
KILLING LINCOLN, GAME OF THRONES and DRUNK HISTORY Win in TV Categories
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jeremy Benning, CSC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC and Blake McClure earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 28th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony was held here tonight at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Lubezki won the ASC Award in the feature film competition for GRAVITY. Benning won the TV movie/miniseries award for KILLING LINCOLN. Freeman took home top honors in the one-hour episodic television category for GAME OF THRONES, and McClure was the recipient of the half-hour episodic series award for DRUNK HISTORY.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2014 Board of Directors Officers
News: Visual Effects Society Announces its 2014 Board of Directors OfficersJeffrey A. Okun Re-elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2014 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2014 Board meeting. The officers include Jeffrey A. Okun, who was re-elected for a sixth one-year team as Board Chair.
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ARRI Now Taking Amira Orders, Prices Start At $39,999.00
News: ARRI Now Taking Amira Orders, Prices Start At $39,999.00ARRI announces today that pricing has been set for its new documentary-style camera, AMIRA. Orders are now being taken. Prices for the camera with viewfinder start at $39,999.00 and customers can choose from a wide range of feature and accessory options to build their ideal package.
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Stanford Professor and Tableau Software Co-Founder, Pat Hanrahan, to be Honored with his Third Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Hanrahan recognized for scientific and technical achievements related to physically based rendering
Stanford University Professor and Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) co-founder, Pat Hanrahan, will be honored at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation for the third time in his career. The event will take place at The Beverly Hills Hotel on February 15. Hanrahan is the Canon Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford, where Tableau was founded along with Dr. Chris Stolte andChristian Chabot in 2003.
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Codex In 2014 Awards Season
News: Codex In 2014 Awards SeasonCodex digital recording and workflow products harnessed by nine motion pictures in 2014 Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and ASC Awards nominations
Codex is delighted to announce that its digital workflow and recording products were extensively used in the production pipelines of nine motion pictures nominated at the prestigious 2014 Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) awards.
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SIM Digital Toronto to Host Technology Showcase on January 30
News: SIM Digital Toronto to Host Technology Showcase on January 30The latest cameras, lenses, lighting, camera accessories, workflow technology and much more to be featured in Las Vegas-themed event.
Some of the world’s leading manufacturers of camera systems, lenses, lighting equipment, workflow technology and other film and television production gear will be on hand as SIM Digital, along with PS Production Services and Bling Digital, hosts its SIM Technology Showcase on January 30th. Held annually at SIM’s headquarters in Toronto, the showcase has become a can’t miss event for seasoned and emerging production professionals seeking to connect with industry experts. Exhibitors at this year’s event will include ARRI, which will be showing the ARRI AMIRA, its new documentary-style camera, for the first time in Canada. Sony will be demonstrating new workflows for its popular F55 camera system.
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Bling Digital to Host Panel on Post On Demand at Vancouver’s Digital Days Event
Emerging workflow technologies that are revolutionizing film and television post-production will be the focus of panel discussion hosted by SIM Digital’s Bling Digital unit as part of the 2nd Digital Days Conference and Expo in Burnaby, British Columbia.
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Brennen Dicker Joins SIM Digital Atlanta to Lead Post Operations
News: Brennen Dicker Joins SIM Digital Atlanta to Lead Post OperationsSIM Digital today announces that Brennen Dicker has joined its Atlanta office as Post Production Manager. Dicker, who previously served as Director of Post Production Sales at Crawford Media Services, arrives with broad experience in all aspects of film and television production, and deep ties to Atlanta’s production community. In his new role, he will lead SIM Atlanta’s Bling Digital unit which provides a variety of leading-edge data management, dailies processing and post production services to film and television productions. SIM Digital also maintains facilities in Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax and Beijing.
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John Wells to be Honored by American Society of Cinematographers
News: John Wells to be Honored by American Society of CinematographersAward-winning writer-director-producer John Wells will receive the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 2014 Board of Governors Award. Wells will be honored during the 28th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards gala here on February 1 at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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American Society of Cinematographers Names Nominees of Newly Created Spotlight Award
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is pleased to announce three nominees for its inaugural ASC Spotlight Award. The organization created this award to recognize outstanding cinematography in features and documentaries typically screened at film festivals, internationally or in limited theatrical release. The winner will be announced at the 28th Annual ASC Awards on February 1, at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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Cinelicious Puts Film First For Three Sundance Premiere Projects
News: Cinelicious Puts Film First For Three Sundance Premiere ProjectsCinelicious is excited to have contributed post services for three Sundance 2014 premiere films, Michael Tully’s "Ping Pong Summer," Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," and Jeff Preiss’ "Low Down," all shot on 16mm and 35mm film.
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Michael Sagol Named Chairman of the 2014 AICP Show Call For Entries Now Open
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) announced today that Michael Sagol, Managing Director/Executive Producer of Caviar, will serve as Chairman of the 2014 AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial. As part of his Show Chair duties, Sagol will preside over AICP Week, which includes the AICP Next Awards, as well as the Directors Lecture Series.
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American Society of Cinematographers Reveals Feature Film Nominees
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced nominations in the theatrical motion picture category of the 28th Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The nominees are:
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PBS The Aviators Chooses Sachtler Support
News: PBS The Aviators Chooses Sachtler SupportWhen Devin Lund, director of photography for The Aviators on PBS, goes on assignment, he’s got to be ready for constant change.
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Visual Effects Society to Present “Gravity” Director Alfonso Cuarón with its Visionary Award
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, named acclaimed filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón as the recipient of its Visionary Award in recognition of his extraordinary career, most recently including his landmark achievement on this year’s hugely acclaimed “Gravity.” The award will be presented at the 12th Annual VES Awards on February 12, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Sachtler Ace Takes to the Road Feature Doc About Generation Y
News: Sachtler Ace Takes to the Road Feature Doc About Generation YDirector David Applebee and cinematographer Colin Trenbeath covered 11 US cities in 30 days to capture interviews with some of today’s most inspiring innovators – thanks to a tight camera package which included both Sachtler’s Ace L and M. “We needed systems that would be both lightweight and extremely transportable, but also capable of supporting four different cameras (Canons and REDs), says Trenbeath.
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Greg Green Films' "3 of a Kind" Available on Amazon Instant Video
Greg Green Films has learned that its Award Winning Film "3 of a Kind" is now available on Amazon Instant Video. Amazon Instant Video is another digital platform on which Mr. Green's "3 of a Kind" can be watched by the public. The rental price for "3 of a Kind" on Amazon Instant Video is $2.99, which is $1.00 less than the current pricing on Google Play, YouTube Rentals and iTunes.
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Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Provide Production Solutions for "The Watsons Go To Birmingham"
News: Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Provide Production Solutions for "The Watsons Go To Birmingham"Re-creating the past can be challenging for filmmakers, especially when tasked to duplicate the look of a particular time in history for a period movie. Add a tight budget, cramped locations, and underwater photography, and you have the situation James Chressanthis, ASC, faced as cinematographer for the movie "The Watsons Go to Birmingham." Based on the novel by Christopher Paul Curtis, the film depicts a fictional family’s 1963 road trip intersecting with an actual terrorist bombing during the civil-rights era. To help with some of the film’s challenging production requirements, Chressanthis used two EOS C300 Digital Cinema cameras and EF-series lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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BARABOOM! Studios Launches in Culver City
News: BARABOOM! Studios Launches in Culver CityPresvisualization specialist founded by Pepe Valencia has big growth plans as more film, television and commercial productions embrace pre-vis as a planning tool.
BARABOOM! Studios, a specialist in previsualization, has opened a full-service production office in Culver City. The launch of the new digs, which features workspace for a small team of artists and an assortment of cutting edge technology, is a prelude to a broader expansion planned for next year. Over the next six months, the company expects to hire additional staff, add a scanning and motion capture stage and extend its menu of services.
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Sachtler a Hit on “West Coast Customs”
News: Sachtler a Hit on “West Coast Customs”The hit vehicle-build reality show, “West Coast Customs”, which airs on Fox Sports, documents luxury automotive restyling work as it is done by the team at the world-famous shop in Corona, California. While much of the cinematic style is handheld, shots that require tripod-mounted cameras must allow the operator to mimic the handheld look, which by its very nature is unsteady. But at the same time, movement must be dampened enough so that a long lens can be used for close-ups from a distance.
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Variety To Honor John Lee Hancock, Jonah Hill And “10 Directors To Watch” At 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival
John Lee Hancock to Receive the Variety Creative Impact in Directing Award, presented by Mercedes-Benz. Jonah Hill to receive the Variety Creative Impact in Acting Award, presented by Mercedes-Benz.
"Variety" will present director John Lee Hancock with the Creative Impact in Directing Award, presented by Mercedes-Benz, which celebrates the filmmaker for his outstanding contributions to the art and business of cinema, notably his work in directing the upcoming “Saving Mr. Banks.” Additionally, "Variety" will honor Jonah Hill with the Creative Impact in Acting Award, presented by Mercedes-Benz for his scope of work ranging from his comedic performances and more dramatic fare such as his Academy Award® nominated role in “Moneyball” to the upcoming highly-anticipated Scorsese film “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The event will take place on Sunday, January 5 during the Palm Springs International Film Festival on the Palm Court at the Parker Palm Springs.
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Mexico’s Color Space Expands with FilmLight
News: Mexico’s Color Space Expands with FilmLight- Baselight ONE and Slate added to new, affordable colour suite -
Color Space, the leading commercials finishing house in Mexico, has opened its third colour suite, incorporating a further Baselight ONE grading system and a Slate control panel from FilmLight.
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