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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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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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SMPTE® Members Involved at All Levels at IBC2014
Record Number of Members Speaking and Exhibiting; SMPTE Sponsoring or Leading Several Technical Sessions
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 more than 50 of its members will speak at technical sessions during IBC2014 — with more than 107 sustaining member companies exhibiting. The IBC2014 conference and exhibition takes place at RAI Amsterdam Sept. 11-16.
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"The Gaucho" (1927) Screening And Panel Spotlights Actor Douglas Fairbanks And Production Designer Carl Oscar Borg
News: "The Gaucho" (1927) Screening And Panel Spotlights Actor Douglas Fairbanks And Production Designer Carl Oscar BorgPresented By The Art Directors Guild Film Society And American Cinematheque Sunday, August 24 at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque present Douglas Fairbanks’ remarkable swashbuckling adventure fantasy "THE GAUCHO" (1927), spotlighting the Production Design by Carl Oscar Borg on Sunday, August 24, at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre. This rarely seen film will be presented in 35mm on the Cinematheque's newly installed screen with live accompaniment by pianist Cliff Retallick.
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HPA to Host Symposium Leading Into SMPTE® 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
'Making Do With More' Event at Hollywood's Historic El Capitan Theatre Will Explore the Impact of Enriched Pictures and Sound for Filmmakers and Content Creators
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 SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) will feature a pre-conference event — the SMPTE 2014 Symposium, hosted by the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®) and titled "Making Do With More." The daylong event is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20 at the historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California.
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IBC2014 Preview, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®)
Partnership Village, Stand 8.F51f
Technical Sessions, SMPTE members will lead a variety of sessions during the IBC2014 exhibition. The Society will offer "Laser Projectors Part 1: Seeing is Believing" and "Laser Projectors Part 2: Is the Devil in the Details?" as part of the IBC Big Screen Experience. Produced and chaired by Peter Ludé, past president of SMPTE, the session will address the impact of laser projection technology on digital cinema and provide a look at breathtaking images shown on the Big Screen Experience's 6-Primary laser projection system from Christie.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Selects Elliot Kotek, Co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as Keynote Speaker
ACM SIGGRAPH announces the selection of Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as the keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 10-14 August 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
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Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The Board
News:  Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The BoardEdlund Completes Flagship VFX Sequences for NBC’s Crossbones Series Using Devil & Demon Super-Fast Computing
The Devil & Demon Strategy, manufacturer of super-fast computers for everyone, announced today that renowned visual effects (VFX) creator, Richard Edlund, has joined its board of directors. The winner of seven Academy Awards, Edlund brings a depth and breadth of experience in motion picture and high-end television VFX to the company, and will consult on the development of the Devil and Demon product line to meet the needs of digital artists and studios in entertainment imaging worldwide.
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Zylight to Exhibit Product Range at Cine Gear and Lightfair International
News: Zylight to Exhibit Product Range at Cine Gear and Lightfair InternationalZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will showcase its wares at next month’s Cine Gear Expo in Hollywood and Lightfair International in Las Vegas. Zylight’s instruments will be displayed within their North American distributor, Ushio America’s, booth at both exhibitions. Among the Zylight offerings on hand will be the F8 LED Fresnel, palm-sized Z90 LED and IS3c LED lights.
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"Monsieur Verdoux" (1947) Screening and Panel Tribute to John Gabriel Beckman, Award Winning Production Designer
Presented by the Art Directors Guild Film Society and the American Cinematheque Sunday, May 18 at 5:30 PM at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica Sponsored by "The Hollywood Reporter"
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque will screen "Monsieur Verdoux" (1947), a black comedy written, directed and starring Charles Chaplin from a story concept by Orson Welles on Sunday, May 18, at 5:30 PM at the Aero Theatre,1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica. Based on the true-life story of bigamist wife-killer Henri Désiré Landru, it was the first time that Chaplin worked with Production Designer John Gabriel Beckman. Beckman is admired for his extensive career as a Set Designer, Art Director, Production Designer, architect, decorator and muralist. He was also a World War I fighter pilot.
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Digital Asset Symposium Where Multi-Industry Experts Look At The Lifecycle Of Assets From Production Through Rights Management
What: The Annual Digital Asset Symposium (DAS). DAS will address the full life cycle of the media asset – from content creation to rights management to assuring asset preservation – with speakers and case studies addressing what works in the real world.  Each part of the life cycle impacts the next and DAS is the only place where everyone is part of the conversation – content creators, post-production, systems designers, archives, asset managers – where commercial meets nonprofit and corporate meets public.
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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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DAS Announces Lineup of Experts and Case Studies from a Variety of Professions
Multi-Industry Experts Look at the Lifecycle of Assets from Production Through Rights Management
AMIA continues to add to an incomparable lineup of experts set to present at its acclaimed Digital Asset Symposium (DAS). DAS will be held on May 15 & 16, 2014 at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood, CA. 
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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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HP Unveils New DreamColor Displays Offering Unmatched Color Accuracy and Affordability
New DreamColor Displays Deliver Industry Firsts, Unprecedented Color Accuracy to Maintain Leadership Position
HP today announced two new HP DreamColor Displays, once again disrupting the color-critical display market by achieving new levels of affordability and color accuracy.
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Darim and Silicon Imaging Launch Revolutionary 3D Virtual Studio
News: Darim and Silicon Imaging Launch Revolutionary 3D Virtual StudioDarim Vision, an innovator in MPEG encoding and visualization technologies and Silicon Imaging, an award winning manufacturer of 2K and 360 camera and recording systems, have joined forces to deliver an innovative family of trackless Virtual Studio products for Live Broadcast, Presentation and Flipped Classroom Lecture Capture.
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Deluxe New York Mixes Aronofsky's Noah With Dolby® Atmos™
News: Deluxe New York Mixes Aronofsky's Noah With Dolby® Atmos™Major Dolby Atmos Stage at Deluxe New York Used for Mixing Darren Aronofsky's Epic Production
Deluxe New York, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company, is proud to announce that the makers of Paramount Pictures' epic feature Noah selected Deluxe's new mixing stage at 435 Hudson Street to create the soundscape for director Darren Aronofsky's powerful feature film. The theater—among the largest Dolby Atmos capable sound stages in New York—was the site where Skip Lievsay, the recent recipient of an Oscar for "Gravity," and Craig Henighan mixed the film, utilizing the powerful, lifelike sound made possible by Dolby Atmos technology.
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Christie Vive Audio Helps Dolby Atmos Power Grupo Cinemex’s CinemeXtremo Auditoriums In Mexico
News: Christie Vive Audio Helps Dolby Atmos Power Grupo Cinemex’s CinemeXtremo Auditoriums In MexicoChristie®, the world’s dominant brand in the digital cinema projection market, announced that Grupo Cinemex, the sixth largest cinema chain worldwide, is installing Christie Vive Audio™ surround sound solutions in their current CinemeXtremo auditoriums powered by Dolby® Atmos™ sound technology. Dolby Atmos unleashes the full potential of sound by allowing filmmakers to easily place or move sounds anywhere in the movie theater with object-based audio to create a lifelike, virtual reality audio landscape. With these installations, Cinemex becomes the chain with the largest number of premium auditoriums in Latin America to feature the unrivaled combination of Dolby Atmos and Christie Vive Audio.
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Christie Delivers the Complete Cinema Experience with Projection, Audio, Lobby Displays and Service Solutions for All Customer Needs
Christie Innovation Theater Debuts World’s First ‘6-Primary’ 4K Laser Projector, Showing Hollywood Clips at 14 Foot Lamberts
CINEMACON – Christie®, the world leader in creating and sharing the world’s best visual and audio experiences, will showcase a wide range of innovative cinema projection, management and audio solutions, backed by its remote monitoring and support services, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, March 24 – 28 at Booth #2103A. As well, Jack Kline, Chairman and CEO of all of Christie’s operating companies will receive the 2014 Ken Mason Inter-Society Award from the Inter-Society for the Enhancement of Cinema Presentation, Inc., at the Inside the Cinema breakfast awards’ ceremony on March 25, in recognition of his outstanding long-term contributions to improving the motion picture experience.
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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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SGO Proudly Continues Its Sponsorship of the 3D Creative Summit
SGO proudly continues its sponsorship of the 3D Creative Summit. This important event, produced by Ravensbourne and the International 3D Society features the talented people and creative technologies behind the best 3D films and television programmes of the past year culminating in a celebration of the world's most excellent content. Mistika presentations will take place in the 3D Theatre on both days followed by Q&A’s. In addition, a series of exclusive screenings with expert practitioners will line-up the exciting two-day summit, many of whom have used Mistika in their projects.
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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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Avid Customers Triumph at the 50th Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards
Outstanding Achievements in Sound Mixing Accomplished With Avid's Proven and Trusted Audio Solutions
Avid® (OTC:AVID) today congratulated its customers on their numerous awards and nominations for outstanding achievements in sound mixing at the 50th Annual CAS Awards. Presented by the Cinema Audio Society on February 22 in Los Angeles, the awards recognized the accomplishments of many of the motion picture and television industries' most talented sound mixers who trust Avid audio solutions.
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Sound Devices Takes Home Cinema Audio Society’s Technical Achievement Award
Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production, is pleased to announce that its 633 Production Mixer has earned the prestigious Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Technical Achievement Award in the production category.
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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® Announces Second Annual Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference
SMPTE and SCIEN Partner Again to Produce Popular Conference, Scheduled for June 17-18 at Stanford University
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, working once again with the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN), the Society will produce the second annual "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age" (ETIA) conference. Scheduled for June 17-18 at Stanford University near Palo Alto, Calif., the conference will explore the technology, creative, and business requirements for delivering a compelling, high-quality, monetizable entertainment experience over the Web.
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2014 NAB Show Preview: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) Booth L30
SMPTE at The 2014 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC): The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound, produced in partnership with SMPTE, will offer attendees the opportunity to learn from and engage with leading figures in the motion picture business. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, the digital library, the success of the past year's educational conferences, and new products including the CamWhite pocket chart for white-balancing. The Society continues to support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through both scholarships and social events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society's popular ice cream social, which last year drew 70 students, and at the SMPTE booth.
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Key Media Industry Organizations Launch Joint Task Force on File Formats and Media Interoperability
Task Force Sponsored by NABA, AMWA, SMPTE, IABM, 4As, ANA, and EBU Seeks Contributions to New User-Requirements Survey
The launch of the Joint Task Force on File Formats and Media Interoperability was announced today by its sponsors, the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA), Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers (IABM), American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A's), and Association of National Advertisers (ANA). The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is participating as an observer.
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Fraunhofer HHI and Contributing Companies and Institutes of MPEG Receive Technology and Engineering Emmy
Emmy for MPEG-2 Transport Stream Standard
The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI), today announced the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has recognized the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) with a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award for the development of the MPEG-2 Transport Stream standard. As part of MPEG, Fraunhofer HHI, a leader in the development of mobile and fixed broadband communication networks, multimedia systems, image processing and 3D, played a leading role in the evolution of the standard. This includes the integration of new video coding formats such as multiview video coding (MVC) and High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC).
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Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
News: Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
Mistika's Award-Winning Grading and Workflow Technology plays a Crucial Role at Park Road Post Production in "The Hobbit Trilogy"
SGO's award-winning Mistika DI Colour Grading post systems form the core at Park Road Post Production and were utilised again in epic fantasy film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), the second film in "The Hobbit Trilogy" directed by Peter Jackson.
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Sound Devices Nominated For Two Technical Achievement Awards By The Cinema Audio Society
PIX 260i Production Video Recorder and 633 Production Mixer Recognized
Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production, is pleased to announce that its PIX 260i Production Recorder and 633 Production Mixer have been nominated for a Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Technical Achievement Award in the production category.
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SMPTE U.K. Regional Seminar To Focus On Effective Use Of IP Networks For Digital Media Workflows
Seminar Will Pack IP Technology Essentials for All Media Professionals Into Engaging One-Day Events 11 and 12 Feb. in London and Salford
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it is bringing its "Digital Media: Production to Distribution Using IP" seminar to the U.K. in February. Led by SMPTE Fellow Bruce Devlin and Ben Davenport of AmberFin on 11 Feb. in London and 12 Feb. in Salford, the U.K. Regional Seminar will address the use of media over IT networks in both streaming and file-based workflows.
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Qube Cinema Servers To Add Support for Dolby Atmos Sound
XP-D and XP-I D-Cinema Servers Integrate New Cinema Audio Format
Qube Cinema has been licensed to support Dolby® Atmos™ playback in its servers. The Qube XP-D and XP-I digital cinema servers are the first in the Qube server line to be evaluated to support Dolby Atmos playback with software updates expected to be available in early 2014. Dolby Atmos unleashes the potential of sound in storytelling by giving filmmakers the ability to precisely place or move sounds anywhere in the movie theatre, even overhead, to create the most engaging cinematic experience ever.
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SMPTE Announces Leadership for Key 2014 Events
Planning Begins for 2014 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema, SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, and Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age Conference
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 individuals who will lead program organization and execution for the 2014 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC), SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, and Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference.
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cinec – International Trade Fair for Cine Equipment and Technology 21st to 23rd September 2014, MOC Events Center Munich, Germany
Computers and film grow together
Times are changing. Digitalisation generates new challenges but also new chances for the film industry. Gathering information has the top priority. Thus, the specialised trade show cinec provides an ideal market place for all film professionals. Booths can already been booked for the event in fall 2014.
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Anton/Bauer Packs A Punch On Set Of New Sci-Fi Action Film "Hero Punk"
News: Anton/Bauer Packs A Punch On Set Of New Sci-Fi Action Film "Hero Punk"Cinematographer Ferguson Sauve-Rogan Selects DIONIC 90 Batteries to Power the All-Digital Film’s Production
When faced with the task of recreating writer/director Kanen Flowers’ cyber-punk superhero world on screen for the upcoming all-digital indie film "Hero Punk," DP/Cinematographer Ferguson Sauve-Rogan knew he would need a lot of peripherals to power up his rig. That’s why Rogan relies on portable power solutions from Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video, film and healthcare technology industries.
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AMPAS Invites Four SMPTE Members to Serve on Science and Technology Council
SMPTE Members Represent Majority of New Additions to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Council
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 four of its members — Wendy Aylsworth, Douglas Greenfield, Rob Hummel, and Beverly Pasterczyk — have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
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SMPTE Announces New Officers and Governors Elected to Serve in 2014 and 2015
Key SMPTE Leadership Posts Reflect Growth of Society Worldwide
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 organization has elected new officers and governors, who will take office on Jan. 1, 2014.
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SMPTE Fellow Chris Cookson Earns Only Individual Honor at Engineering Emmy® Awards
Cookson, President of Sony Pictures Technologies, Is Honored With Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today congratulates SMPTE fellow Chris Cookson, president of Sony Pictures Technologies, on receiving the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, the only individual honor awarded during the 65th Primetime Engineering Emmy® Awards held Oct.23 in Hollywood.
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Industry Vets Matt Cowan and Garrett J. Smith Join Entertainment Technology Consultants in Key Roles
News: Industry Vets Matt Cowan and Garrett J. Smith Join Entertainment Technology Consultants in Key RolesEntertainment Technology Consultants (ETC), the leading provider of production and consulting services to the entertainment technology sector, announced that Matt Cowan and Garrett J. Smith are joining the company in key technology roles. Cowan rejoins the company as Chief Innovation Engineer. Smith will assume the newly created role of Senior Creative Liaison. The two will focus on technology developments that enhance the creation, processing and display of content for the entertainment industry.
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Christie Integrated Media Block Completes Dolby Atmos Testing, Licensing
News: Christie Integrated Media Block Completes Dolby Atmos Testing, LicensingDCI-Compliant, Fully-Integrated Media Block Brings 4K and High Frame Rate Projection to Life, While Supporting Incredible Audio
Christie®, a global visual technology company, today announced that the Christie® IMB, an integrated media block solution that seamlessly converts and delivers feature-film and alternative content within a secure environment, now supports Dolby® Atmos™, a new audio solution that revolutionizes the experience of sound in entertainment.
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SMPTE Shines at Biggest-Ever IBC Show and Conference
With IBC2013 setting new records for numbers of exhibitors and attendees alike, it's clear that the global media industry is beginning to regain its momentum. This year's show was big for SMPTE as well, placing the organization in a prominent and active role for many aspects of the conference and exhibition. More than 100 sustaining SMPTE members participated on the show floor, and 15 percent of the conference speakers were SMPTE members. As always, IBC2013 was a tremendous opportunity for SMPTE to bring together international industry associations in its ongoing pursuit of collaboration. One example is the meeting hosted by SMPTE's vice president for standards, Dr. Hans Hoffman, which brought together more than 20 attendees from EBU, NABA, AMWA, VSF, WBU, IEEE, and other important industry groups.
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Award-Winning Image-Science Expert Bill Feightner Joins Colorfront As CTO
News: Award-Winning Image-Science Expert Bill Feightner Joins Colorfront As CTOColorfront, 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 the appointment of multi-award-winning, image-science expert, Bill Feightner, as its new chief technology officer.
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The Film Society Of Lincoln Center Selects Christie Solaria Series Projectors To Light Up Starr Theater At Alice Tully Hall In New York City
News: The Film Society Of Lincoln Center Selects Christie Solaria Series Projectors To Light Up Starr Theater At Alice Tully Hall In New York CityState-of-the-Art Christie 4K Projection to Open the 51st Annual New York Film Festival with the World Premiere of “Captain Phillips”
The world’s leading digital projection system, the Christie® Solaria® Series, has been selected as digital projector of choice for the Starr Theater at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, one of the most prestigious movie premiere venues in the United States. Preferred Christie dealer Digital Media Systems performed the installation in preparation for the 51st Annual New York Film Festival (NYFF), which will run from September 27 to October 13. The 4K resolution Christie projection system will debut on Friday, with the festival’s Opening Night world premiere of “Captain Phillips,” a film starring Tom Hanks and based on the true story of the 2009 seizure by four Somali pirates of the Maersk Alabama cargo ship.
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SMPTE Announces 2013 Honorees and Award Winners
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 24, at the SMPTE 2013 Honors & Awards Ceremony.
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Athena Studios Co-Produces "Abandoned Bay Area" Promotional Movie Trailer for 36th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival
News:  Athena Studios Co-Produces "Abandoned Bay Area" Promotional Movie Trailer for 36th Annual Mill Valley Film FestivalAthena Studios, an Emeryville, CA-based company specializing in production services for film and multimedia clients, has co-produced, along with the Bay Area section of the Visual Effects Society (VES), the official trailer promoting the 36th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival. The announcement was made today by Jon V. Peters, CEO/Founder, Athena Studios.
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Christie Vive Audio Cinema Solution Combines With Dolby Atmos To Give Krikorian Premiere Theatres An Audible Edge
News: Christie Vive Audio Cinema Solution Combines With Dolby Atmos To Give Krikorian Premiere Theatres An Audible EdgeIndustry’s First Line Array Surround Speakers Commissioned for Dolby Atmos Installations
Christie®, the dominant brand in the digital cinema projection market, announced the world’s first deployment of a complete Christie Vive Audio™ cinema sound system in an auditorium powered by Dolby® Atmos™, a new audio solution that revolutionizes the experience of sound in entertainment. Selected by Krikorian Premiere Theatres’ Buena Park Metroplex 18 in California, Christie Vive Audio is the world’s first audio system to be powered by Christie’s innovative wall and ceiling surround speakers, which feature unique ribbon driver technology in a parabolic line array design, purposely crafted and built for the cinema environment.
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SMPTE Awards 'Fellow' Status to 14 Exemplary Members of Motion Picture, TV, and Related Industries
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has awarded the Fellow grade of SMPTE membership to 14 industry leaders. Fellow status is conferred upon individuals who have, by proficiency and contributions, attained an outstanding rank among engineers or executives in the motion picture, television, or related industries.
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SGO wins International 3D Society Lumiere Award for Mistika
News: SGO wins International 3D Society Lumiere Award for MistikaSGO's Development Team Honored for Mistika Innovation and Impact in the Industry
Spanish developer SGO receives the prestigious International 3D Society's 3D Technology Lumiere Award for its Mistika finishing and color grading system for advancements in Stereo 3D and Ultra HD technology. The Lumiere Technology Awards are voted by a professional awards committee via balloting where the judges recommended SGO's Mistika for the top tier award, specifically due to its impact and innovation in the marketplace. SGO will be honored at a ceremony in Hollywood which takes place on the 18th September, where Geoff Mills, Director of SGO Global Sales and Operations, will receive the Award on behalf of the pioneering technology team.
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Sound Devices Struts Its Stuff On The Set Of Lifetime’s Hit Series "Drop Dead Diva"
News: Sound Devices Struts Its Stuff On The Set Of Lifetime’s Hit Series "Drop Dead Diva"Sound Mixer Chris Durfy Depends on Sound Devices 788T for Reliable Performance
As the first-unit production sound mixer for Lifetime’s critically acclaimed series "Drop Dead Diva," Chris Durfy, based in Atlanta, knows the importance of using well-built, reliable equipment capable of handling the demands of a busy production schedule. That’s why the 788T Digital Audio Recorder and CL-9 Controller from Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production, are permanent fixtures in his kit. He relies on the products to help him capture "Drop Dead Diva’s" dynamic, witty dialogue.
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SMPTE and Insight Media to Add Business Track and 4K/UHD Demonstrations to SMPTE Symposium
"Next-Gen Image Formats: More, Better, or Faster Pixels?" Symposium Will Address Technical, Business, and Practical Aspects of 4K/UHD Roll Out
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 announced that it is partnering with Insight Media, a leading display-oriented market research and publishing company, to produce the business track within the SMPTE Symposium, which is titled "Next-Gen Image Formats: More, Better, or Faster Pixels?"
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Shutterstock Fulfills Vittoria’s Needs for SAGE Publications Newest Promotional Video
News: Shutterstock Fulfills Vittoria’s Needs for SAGE Publications Newest Promotional Video
Shutterstock, a leading provider of high-quality stock footage, recently supplied filmmaker Stephen Vittoria with a variety of footage for the company’s long-term client SAGE Publications. Over the past ten years, Vittoria and his Los Angeles-based Deep Image Productions have produced several short films they call “image pieces”, that focus on SAGE’s history as an academic publisher.
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Warner Bros.' Thomas Gewecke to Present Keynote at SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
News: Warner Bros.' Thomas Gewecke to Present Keynote at SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference & ExhibitionPremier Motion-Imaging Event to Draw Elite Thought-Leaders From Media Technology, Production, Operations, and Allied Arts and Sciences
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 Thomas Gewecke, chief digital officer and executive vice president for strategy and business development at Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., will be a keynote presenter at the SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition. Gewecke will speak on the future of content in an increasingly Internet-based world.
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SMPTE to Receive 2013 Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award for Work on HD-SDI Standard
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, will be presented with an Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering for 2013 by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The honor is being conferred upon SMPTE in recognition of the society's work on development, standardization, and productization of the High-Definition Serial Digital Interface (HD-SDI) standard.
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Digital Cinema Society Event: "How To Monetize Your Stock Footage" - Thursday, August 1st
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm, The Studio-B&H, New York
In this upcoming DCS event, we aim to explore how Still and Moving Image Creators, who may have terrific footage in their libraries, or would like to go out and hunt for stunning images in their downtime, can capitalize on these efforts. We'll see how to present your images to stock footage houses, what they are looking for, and what kinds of images are most valuable. We'll also look at minimum and best formats required for acquisition and delivery as well as examining best practices for how to manage the media and archive your images in the ever more complicated milieu of varying formats and storage mediums.
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SMPTE IBC2013 Preview
News: SMPTE IBC2013 PreviewSociety of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Partnership Village at Stand 8.F51f
SMPTE will present the session "Beyond HD: The Technology Landscape for Future Broadcasting" at IBC2013. On Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. in room E102, Dr. Hans Hoffmann of the EBU will convene this session on the current state of ultra-high definition television (UHDTV). Experts from leading media companies and technology suppliers will provide a practical, real-world view of the technology ecosystem, as well as a look at the future roadmap for UHDTV. Highlights will include an extensive review of the definition of UHD, the publication of the SMPTE UHDTV Study Group report, and lessons learned from groundbreaking UHDTV work done at the 2013 Wimbledon Tennis Championship and Confederation Cup. The session will close with an interactive panel discussion — joined by representatives from Panasonic Europe, Samsung, Sony, Disney, the BBC, Sky Germany, Sky TV UK, and NBC Universal — on the opportunities and barriers to full deployment of UHDTV.
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SMPTE and Stanford University's SCIEN Draw Leaders From Silicon Valley and Hollywood to ETIA Conference
First-of-a-Kind Event Provided Unique Opportunity for Diverse Leaders to Address Future of Internet-Delivered Entertainment
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) today announced the successful conclusion of the "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age" (ETIA) conference, produced with the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN). This first-of-a-kind "summit" brought more than 300 executives, academics, and creative professionals from both Silicon Valley and the entertainment industry together to explore the technical, creative, and business requirements for delivering a compelling, high-quality, monetizable entertainment experience over the Web.
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Paris' Digimage invests in SGO's Mistika for high profile film work including “Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service”
News: Paris' Digimage invests in SGO's Mistika for high profile film work including “Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service”“Mistika's capacity to work simultaneously in colour grading and Stereo 3D grading in real-time, facilitated a high quality finish process and enabled Josephine Derobe's great vision to be actualised.” Sergio Ochoa, Stereoscopic Post Production Supervisor on "Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service"
Digimage Cinema, a division of media group CMC, used Mistika for all the stunning stereoscopic 3D effects in live-action 3D French-language feature film "Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service." Digimage offers high-end state-of the-art Stereo 3D and colour grading in the largest DI room in Europe, following its investment in SGO's Mistika technology. The acquisition included a Mistika 2K system with DI and Stereo 3D capabilities with 48 TB of storage, on HP's Z800 Workstation and NVIDIA 6000 Graphic Boards. A Mistika Assist station has recently been added to the workflow, further enhancing efficiency and film capabilities with Mistika's advanced grading power.
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SMPTE Extends Call for Papers Deadline for SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition; Announces Preconference Symposium on Oct. 21
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has extended the call for papers deadline to July 19 for the prestigious SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Oct. 22-24 in Hollywood, Calif. In addition, SMPTE has scheduled its preconference symposium for Oct. 21 with the topic "Next-Gen Image Formats: More, Better, or Faster Pixels?"
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SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab Are Key to Rolling Out Red Carpet for Cannes Film Festival 2013
ASSIMILATE Congratulates SCRATCH Artists on Festival de Cannes 2013 Entries
At the 66th Festival de Cannes, May 15 - 26, several films on the competition roster have been created by filmmakers whose post-production companies used ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH® DI software in their digital workflows for conform, color grading, and finishing, and/or SCRATCH Lab® for their production dailies or VFX reviews. The Cannes Film Festival is the world’s premier showcase for independent and international filmmakers. (http://www.festival-cannes.fr/en.html)
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SMPTE Sparks Interest, Raises Profile at 2013 NAB Show
News: SMPTE Sparks Interest, Raises Profile at 2013 NAB ShowThe SMPTE booth at the 2013 NAB Show buzzed with traffic and enthusiasm about the society's current work. Projects underway over the past year generated high interest at the show, where SMPTE announced key advances in standards development, including the formation of a task force and the results of the society's latest quarterly standards meetings. With a conference produced in partnership with the NAB Show, SMPTE also demonstrated its ability to offer dynamic educational events featuring leading figures in the motion picture business. While keynote speaker Jon Landau, the Oscar®-winning producer of "Titanic" and "Avatar," attracted a large audience to the conference session, word of mouth and social media posts brought a huge crowd of students to the SMPTE booth for the fourth annual Student Ice Cream Social.
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DreamWorks Animation to Present Session on the Art of "The Croods" & "Turbo," While Pixomondo to Present "The Making of Oblivion" During Production Pipeline Expo;
News: DreamWorks Animation to Present Session on the Art of "The Croods" & "Turbo," While Pixomondo to Present "The Making of Oblivion" During Production Pipeline Expo;"Cinema 4" Session and Final List of Guest Speakers Also Announced
The inaugural Production Pipeline Expo, which will be held May 3-4 at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, will showcase two special sessions. DreamWorks Animation will present a session on the Art of “The Croods” and “Turbo,” while Pixomondo will present a session about the FX work included within Universal Pictures’ hit film “Oblivion.” The announcement was made today by the expo's founder/originator Anthony Horn, most recently Director of Marketing and Development for the Visual Effects Society.
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Shipments Of High-Value Christie Solaria One Projectors To Global Exhibitors Accelerate In 2013
News: Shipments Of High-Value Christie Solaria One Projectors To Global Exhibitors Accelerate In 2013Shipments of the Christie® Solaria® One projector, a DCI-compliant solution based on Texas Instruments’ (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) S2K DLP Cinema® chipset, have accelerated since first units rolled off Christie’s manufacturing plant floors in November 2012. Small-screen theaters in China, Russia, India, Brazil and across Europe and North America are seizing the opportunity to purchase these complete, economical projectors.
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SMPTE Launches Centennial Predict-the-Future Contest
Entries Being Accepted Now; Winners Identify State of TV and Cinema Technology in 2016, Centennial Anniversary of SMPTE's Founding
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 launch of its Centennial Predict-the-Future Contest. Participants' projections regarding the state of television and cinema technology in 2016, the 100-year anniversary of SMPTE's founding, will be collected from April 7 to Nov. 1, 2013, and the winners — identified by renowned analysts — will be recognized during the Gala SMPTE Centennial Event in 2016.
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Digital Cinema Society Celebrates 10th Anniversary
News: Digital Cinema Society Celebrates 10th AnniversaryThe Digital Cinema Society announces that it is celebrating its 10-year anniversary as the industry’s leading nonprofit educational cooperative dedicated to informing the entertainment industry regarding the integration of new technology. DCS President James Mathers reflects on the milestone, “It’s been an evolutionary decade for the way motion pictures are captured, posted, and exhibited, most notably via a transition from celluloid toward the use of digital technology. We have never celebrated or sought to accelerate this process, but we have made it our business to try to objectively track these changes and help our members adapt to them.”
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SGO sponsors 3D Creative Summit at London’s BFI showcasing excellence in Stereo 3D
News: SGO sponsors 3D Creative Summit at London’s BFI showcasing excellence in Stereo 3DHighlights include Park Road discussing ground-breaking HFR post on The Hobbit
SGO is a proud sponsor of the 3D Creative Summit produced by Ravensbourne Collage and The International 3D Society. It takes place at London’s BFI which features talented people behind the best 3D films and television programmes of the past year.
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2013 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema, Produced in Partnership with SMPTE, Adds HFR 3D Tutorial and More
SMPTE Members Who Register by March 22 Get $100 Off Registration for 2013 NAB Show Conference and Exhibits Packages
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 confirmed the sessions scheduled for the 2013 NAB Show's "Technology Summit on Cinema: Advances in Image and Sound," produced in partnership with SMPTE. Scheduled for April 6-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall Conference Room S222, the summit will feature more than a dozen sessions, including a newly added, prerecorded high frame rate (HFR) 3D tutorial narrated by James Cameron.
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SMPTE and Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering to Coproduce 'Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age' Conference
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it is working with the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN) to produce the two-day conference "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age" (ETIA). Beginning June 18 at Stanford University's Palo Alto, Calif., campus, the conference will explore the technology, creative, and business requirements for delivering a compelling, high-quality, monetizable entertainment experience over the Web.
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MAXON Applauds Oscar® and Visual Effects Society Awards Winners and Nominees
News: MAXON Applauds Oscar® and Visual Effects Society Awards Winners and NomineesInnovative VFX Sequences in Life of Pi, Prometheus and Men in Black 3 Benefit from CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D Technology
MAXON congratulates the many customers that won and were nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Visual Effects Society (VES) and other prominent creative arts organizations for outstanding achievement in the visual effects and other categories who leveraged the company’s professional 3D solutions – CINEMA 4D and Body Paint 3D – to create this year’s most proclaimed characters, backgrounds and environments.
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Sci-fi Thriller ‘Hero Punk’ Shot with Blackmagic Cinema Camera
News: Sci-fi Thriller ‘Hero Punk’ Shot with Blackmagic Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced that “Hero Punk,” an upcoming feature film from writer and director Kanen Flowers and produced by Scruffy.TV, was shot using Blackmagic Cinema Camera.
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Snackhaus Production Company Deploys Litepanels Sola 12 For Articles of Society Denim Fashion Video
News: Snackhaus Production Company Deploys Litepanels Sola 12 For Articles of Society Denim Fashion VideoWhen Snackhaus, a creative content production company based in Los Angeles, was putting together a video shoot for denim fashion brand Articles of Society, Director/Cinematographer, Chris Laughter realized there was a problem. The location, an old house built in the 1920s up among the horse ranches near Santa Clarita, California, had a very poor electrical infrastructure and bringing in a large, noisy generator was out of the question. In order to decrease his power draw while maintaining the quantity of lighting needed he turned to Litepanels.
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Athena Studios Hosts Bay Area Visual Effects Society Presentation, Entitled “VFX—Keeping It Real,” By Director Of Photography Carl Miller
News: Athena Studios Hosts Bay Area Visual Effects Society Presentation, Entitled “VFX—Keeping It Real,” By Director Of Photography Carl MillerAthena Studios played host to a special event produced by the Bay Area Chapter of the Visual Effects Society (VES) on Saturday, Feb. 23. During the event, Visual Effects Director of Photography Carl Miller delivered a hands-on presentation entitled “VFX - Keeping it Real.” Over 45 people attended the presentation, including VFX professionals from Pixar, Tippett Studios and 32TEN Studios. David Tanaka, Bay Area/Northern California Section Chairman of the Visual Effects Society, introduced Mr. Miller.
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Sound Devices 664 Field Production Mixer Earns Cinema Audio Society's Prestigious Technical Achievement Award
News: Sound Devices 664 Field Production Mixer Earns Cinema Audio Society's Prestigious Technical Achievement AwardSound Devices, experts in portable audio and video products for field production, is pleased to announce that its 664 Production Mixer has earned the prestigious Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Technical Achievement Award in the production category. The CAS Technical Achievement Awards recognize innovations in recording technologies, including hardware and software products that are used by sound mixing professionals.
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SMPTE Webcast to Examine How BXF Can Automate and Increase Accuracy of Ad Traffic Workflows
Feb. 28 Webcast Highlights How Inclusion of Spot Data in BXF Reduces Errors and Improves Efficiency
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 its next "PDA Now" educational webcast is scheduled for Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. EST. The webcast will focus on SMPTE's Broadcast eXchange Format (BXF) and how it streamlines and reduces errors in advertising traffic workflows.
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Sound Devices 664 Field Production Mixer Receives Nomination for the Cinema Audio Society's Technical Achievement Award
News: Sound Devices 664 Field Production Mixer Receives Nomination for the Cinema Audio Society's Technical Achievement AwardSound Devices, experts in portable audio and video products for field production, is pleased to announce that its 664 Production Mixer has been nominated for a Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Technical Achievement Award in the production category.
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SMPTE Issues Call for Papers for SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
Proposals Being Accepted Online Through June 21
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), today issued a call for papers for the prestigious SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, which will be held Oct. 22-24 in Hollywood, Calif. Proposals for technical papers to be presented at the conference are being accepted through June 21 via the SMPTE online content submission tool located at http://www.smpte.org/cfp.
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SMPTE President Wendy Aylsworth Earns TVNewsCheck 2013 Women in Leadership Technology Award
News: SMPTE President Wendy Aylsworth Earns TVNewsCheck 2013 Women in Leadership Technology AwardThe 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 Wendy Aylsworth, president of SMPTE, will receive the 2013 Women in Leadership Technology Award from TVNewsCheck magazine. The award, which recognizes women who have contributed significantly toward technologically advancing the industry, will be presented at the 2013 NAB Show.
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Gravity Kicks Off 2013 By Signing Internationally Renowned VFX Supervisor & Compositing Supervisor Alex Lemke, An Award Winner For His Work At Weta Digital On The “Lord Of The Rings” Franchise
News: Gravity Kicks Off 2013 By Signing Internationally Renowned VFX Supervisor & Compositing Supervisor Alex Lemke, An Award Winner For His Work At Weta Digital On The “Lord Of The Rings” FranchiseLemke Becomes Gravity’s Senior VFX Supervisor & Compositing Supervisor, Feature Films & Commercials
Gravity has appointed globally renowned VFX Supervisor Alex Lemke as its new Senior VFX Supervisor/Compositing Supervisor for films and commercials. Gravity’s CEO/Chief Creative Officer Zviah Eldar made the announcement.
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American Film Institute Announces AFI Awards 2012 Official Selections
AFI Almanac Honors Ten Most Outstanding Motion Pictures and Television Programs of the Year
The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the official selections of AFI AWARDS 2012 – the awards season event favored by artists and entertainment executives for its intimacy and collaborative recognition where everyone is a winner – that documents the year’s most outstanding achievements in film and television.
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2012 National Film Registry Picks in A League of Their Own
NFL Film, “A Christmas Story,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” Among Registry Additions
The excitement of national football; the first black star of an American feature-length film; the visionary battle between man and machine; and an award-winning actress born yesterday are part of a kaleidoscope of cinematic moments captured on film and tapped for preservation. The Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today named 25 motion pictures that have been selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. These cinematic treasures represent important cultural, artistic and historic achievements in filmmaking.
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Ancient Chinese Caves Brought Back to Life Using projectiondesign®
News: Ancient Chinese Caves Brought Back to Life Using projectiondesign®F10 AS3D projectors used in immersive exhibition on view during Smithsonian’s Arthur M Sackler Gallery’s 25th Anniversary Celebration
Visitors to “Pure Land: Inside the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang” during the 25th anniversary celebrations of Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, DC will witness a technological immersive application never seen before in the United States. The 3D 360-degree panoramic journey uses projectiondesign® F10 AS3D to reproduce stunning imagery of paintings and sculptures in the ancient rock cave’s 220-meter north wall known as Bhaisajyaguru’s Eastern Paradise in China, a UNESCO World Heritage site which is closed to ensure their preservation.
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American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Dean Semler with Lifetime Achievement Award; Rodney Charters, Robby Müller and Curtis Clark Will Also Receive Tributes
News: American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Dean Semler with Lifetime Achievement Award; Rodney Charters, Robby Müller and Curtis Clark Will Also Receive TributesDean Semler ASC, ACS; Rodney Charters, ASC, CSC; Robby Müller, NSC, BVK; and Curtis Clark, ASC will be honored by their peers during the 27th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards to be held February 10 at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom. Semler will receive the 2012 ASC Lifetime Achievement Award; Müller will be presented with the International Achievement Award; Charters gets the Career Achievement in Television Award; and Clark collects the President’s Award.
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Evolve Digital Cinema | IMG Wins 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Promotional Announcements
Creative Team at Evolve Digital Cinema | IMG Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for their Work with The National Geographic Channel
Evolve Digital Cinema | IMG, a boutique creative production company, announced today it has won a coveted 2011 Emmy Award in the category of Oustanding Promotional Announcement: Institutional. Evolve Digital Cinema | IMG was recognized for their work with the National Geographic Channel and their campaign to create a new look to promote Nat Geo’s Explorers initiative and institution.
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Boxx Communications Showcasing Meridian at SMPTE
Systems are on sets such as Modern Family and Skyfall; Relied on in Stadiums and News Trucks
Boxx Communications will bring Boxx TV’s latest technologies to the SMPTE 2012 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition next week in Hollywood. Boxx Communications (Booth #416) will be showing the Meridian product line, as well as giving conference goers a sneak peak at the prototype h.264 HD system that is covering a distance of three miles. SMPTE 2012, considered the premier annual event for motion-imaging professionals in the media, entertainment, communications and technology industries, will be held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel (formerly the Renaissance Hollywood) from October 23-25. The Boxx TV Meridian is used on a wide variety of projects including the upcoming James Bond film Skyfall; episodic television shows like Revenge, Body of Proof and the Emmy® Award-winning Modern Family; and on breaking news stories on stations such KABC, KNBC and KTLA.
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SMPTE Announces New Officers and Governors – Including First Woman President: Wendy Aylsworth
News: SMPTE Announces New Officers and Governors – Including First Woman President: Wendy AylsworthLeadership spans who’s who of motion imaging: CBS, CBC/Radio Canada, Cine Design Group, Dolby, Ericsson, Fox, Grass Valley, Iowa Public TV, Miltag Media, Microsoft, Miranda, Disney, Warner Bros.
The Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE), the professional membership association and worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, communications, and technology industries, today announced its newly elected officers and governors, including the election of the Society’s first female president, Wendy Aylsworth. All officers will assume office 1 January 2013.
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Exciting news from VIEW Conference! Oct 15-19 2012, Turin, Italy
VIEW conference director Maria Elena Gutierrez has announced that senior visual effects supervisor Dan Glass of Method Studios will give a world premiere presentation on the feature film “Cloud Atlas”. Directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer, the Warner Bros. release received a 10-minute standing ovation at its Toronto Film Festival premiere. “Cloud Atlas” is scheduled for wide release beginning in late October.
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Ray Dolby to Receive the Hollywood Post Alliance Charles S. Swartz Award
News: Ray Dolby to Receive the Hollywood Post Alliance Charles S. Swartz AwardIndustry Icon Honored for Transformative Contributions
The Hollywood Post Alliance® today announced that Ray Dolby, renowned inventor, engineer, and founder of Dolby Laboratories, has been named recipient of its Charles S. Swartz Award. Ray Dolby, accompanied by his family, will be honored during the 7th Annual HPA Awards ceremony on November 1, 2012 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Ray's son David Dolby will accept the award on his behalf.
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Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures to Celebrate Tolkien Week with Worldwide Trailer Debut for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
News: Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures to Celebrate Tolkien Week with Worldwide Trailer Debut for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”Trailer Debut Leads Up to 75th Anniversary of Publication of The Hobbit and Worldwide Hobbit Day, Marking the Birthdays of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins
Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) are joining the worldwide celebration of Tolkien Week with the debut of the highly anticipated theatrical trailer for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” on September 19, 2012. The first in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is directed by Oscar® winner Peter Jackson, who previously brought to the screen the blockbuster “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy. The week-long Tolkien Week celebration encompasses the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit novel and the worldwide celebration of Hobbit Day.
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Futuristic Films' Director Richie Smyth Wins Silver Clio for "Best Direction"; Completes New PSA
News: Futuristic Films' Director Richie Smyth Wins Silver Clio for "Best Direction"; Completes New PSAFuturistic Films’ Director Richie Smyth has won a prestigious Silver Clio Award for “Best Direction” for his incredibly moving ISPCC (Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) PSA entitled “I Can’t Wait.” The project is also short-listed for a D&AD Award this year. Smyth accepted his Silver Clio Award at the gala ceremony in New York recently, accompanied by Futuristic Films’ Executive Producer Brendan Kiernan.
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Rub Shoulders with Award-Winning Editors and Industry Professionals at EditFest NY 2012
The blockbuster editing event of the year returns to New York bigger and better than ever; American Cinema Editors and Manhattan Edit Workshop invite you to learn from and network with the best in film editing.
American Cinema Editors (ACE) is excited to announce EditFest NY, the east coast version of ACE’s popular EditFest series originally launched in 2009, set to return again to the Big Apple this June for a weekend of learning, networking and fun. Co-produced by Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWshop), the must-attend industry event, held on June 8th and 9th, will feature panelists of editors including Jeffrey Ford, A.C.E. (The Avengers, Crazy Heart), Christopher Tellefsen, A.C.E. (Moneyball, Capote), and Alexander Hall (Treme, The Messenger), among many other influential creatives who will provide insight into the editing and filmmaking process.
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Silicon Imaging delivers SMART 3D for 2K/4K RAW and HD-SDI Cameras
Silicon Imaging, the recipient of this year’s International 3D Society Technology Award, announces the patent-pending SI-3D Stereo Monitoring, Analysis, Recording and Transmission (S.M.A.R.T) system.
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Veteran Color Scientist Joseph Slomka Joins FotoKem
Noted expert to shepherd advances in imaging strategies
FotoKem has appointed Joseph Slomka as VP and Principal Color Scientist for the company’s digital post-production and creative picture services. Slomka will spearhead the execution of color science, management, and best practices for FotoKem’s extensive picture production chain, from location services to distribution masters. Before joining the FotoKem team, Slomka served for 6 years as Color Scientist of Sony Pictures Imageworks, managing the color pipeline for over 30 major studio pictures in addition to multiple facility projects.
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Pixomondo Congratulates "Hugo" Team On Best VFX Academy Award® Win
VFX Supervisor Ben Grossmann and Digital Effects Supervisor Alex Henning Take Home Oscar Gold for Outstanding VFX Work on Hugo
Pixomondo Visual Effects Supervisor Ben Grossmann and Pixomondo Digital Effects Supervisor Alex Henning – along with Hugo’s Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Legato and Special Effects Supervisor Joss Williams – earned the Best Visual Effects Oscar® for work on Martin Scorsese’s 3D epic adventure, Hugo, at the 84th Academy Awards held last night at the Hollywood & Highland Center®. The win marks Pixomondo’s first-ever Academy Award® and caps a wildly successful awards season for the magical film, which includes VFX recognition from the BAFTA® Awards, the VES (Visual Effects Society) Awards and the International Press Academy Satellite Awards.
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Cameras Take Moviegoers Deep Into the Daring Operations of Active-Duty U.S. Navy SEALs in Relativity Media’s "Act of Valor"
News: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Cameras Take Moviegoers Deep Into the Daring Operations of Active-Duty U.S. Navy SEALs in Relativity Media’s "Act of Valor"
In an unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, "Act of Valor" stars a group of active-duty U.S. Navy SEALs in a film like no other in Hollywood’s history. A fictionalized account of real life Navy SEAL operations, Act of Valor blazes into theatres nationwide on February 24th and features a gripping story that takes audiences on an adrenaline-fueled, edge-of-their-seat journey.
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Pixomondo Recognized with Academy Award®, BAFTA Award® and VES Award Nominations For Best VFX
VFX Supervisor Ben Grossmann and Digital Effects Supervisor Alex Henning Receive Nods For Outstanding VFX Work on "Hugo"
Talented artists from international visual effects company Pixomondo have earned the company's first-ever Academy Award® nomination garnered for work on Martin Scorsese's 3D epic adventure, Hugo. Pixomondo Visual Effects Supervisor Ben Grossmann and Pixomondo Digital Effects Supervisor Alex Henning - along with Hugo's Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Legato and Special Effects Supervisor Joss Williams - are among the contenders competing for the Best Visual Effects Oscar®.
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Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations For The 48th CAS Awards For Outstanding Achievement In Sound Mixing For 2011
The Cinema Audio Society announces the nominees for the 48th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2011 in four categories.
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Sound Re-Recording Mixer Terry Porter Joins Technicolor at Paramount
News: Sound Re-Recording Mixer Terry Porter Joins Technicolor at ParamountTechnicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH) today announces that acclaimed industry veteran sound re-recording mixer Terry Porter has joined the company’s new sound post-production operations located on the Paramount Studios lot.
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Tech expert Michael Phillips joins Cineworks LA
Louisiana-based Cineworks announced today that Michael Phillips, one of the industry’s foremost technology experts, has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer. In this capacity, Phillips will direct research and development of new technology solutions for the digital production process as well as provide workflow consulting to Cineworks clients.
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IRIDAS SpeedGrade NX Enables Stereo Post Workflow for Ocean 3D
IRIDAS SpeedGrade NX customer, PINKAU, was the first German company to gain international notoriety for their 3D usage in the entertainment sector and is one of the few companies in Germany to provide specialized 3D underwater equipment. Recently, SpeedGrade NX was added to its post production suites to grade and finish OCEAN 3D, an impressive underwater movie in stereoscopic 3D.
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Single Chip Camera Evaluation (SCCE) Makes East Coast Public Debut
Screening Set for Createasphere Entertainment Technology Expo on September 20 & 21
Createasphere, a global community builder for the entertainment technology industry, presents the East Coast public debut of the Single Chip Camera Evaluation (SCCE) at this year's Entertainment Technology Expo - the entertainment and media industry's premier conference for previewing ground-breaking technology and learning about the latest trends in content creation.
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