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Everytime, the Collaboration App for Creatives
News: Everytime, the Collaboration App for CreativesWHAT IS EVERYTIME?
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Asbury PR Agency and Bridge Strategic Communications Form Strategic Alliance to Offer PR and Marketing Service to Diverse Clients
News: Asbury PR Agency and Bridge Strategic Communications Form Strategic Alliance to Offer PR and Marketing Service to Diverse ClientsTwo of the entertainment industry’s most experienced and respected public relations practitioners, Stu Zakim, founder of New York City-based Bridge Strategic Communications, and Dan Harary, founder of Beverly Hills, CA-based Asbury PR Agency, have formed a strategic alliance. The two agency owners have joined forces to offer media and entertainment industry clients, across all sectors, full-service public relations, promotional, social media, and marketing services, on a national basis.
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7 Deadly Sins (with Zak Mulligan and Matt Allard) on the Go Creative Show
News: 7 Deadly Sins (with Zak Mulligan and Matt Allard) on the Go Creative ShowInterview with Award-winning Cinematographer Zak Mulligan
Zak Mulligan is an award winning cinematographer and director of photography for countless feature films, music videos, commercials and more. His latest project, the Morgan Spurlock documentary series “7 Deadly Sins” is possibly one of the most visually stunning documentary shows on tv. In this episode of the "Go Creative Show", Zak and Ben Consoli discuss Zak's Academy Award nominated film “Open Heart” and his experiences screening a film at Sundance. They also cover Zak's vast commercial and music video career as well as his advice for aspiring cinematographers. And of course, they will dive deep into his gear package and geek out about cameras, lighting and more.
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2015 Sun Valley Film Festival Announces Call For Submissions
The Sun Valley Film Festival is now accepting film submissions in all categories including feature length, documentary, short and student films. The fourth annual SVFF which has added an extra day of programming this year, scheduled for March 4th-8th, 2015 has grown a reputation for being a “film festival for filmmakers.”
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Technicolor–PostWorks Helps Bring Marcus Robinson’s “Rebuilding the World Trade Center” to HISTORY
News: Technicolor–PostWorks Helps Bring Marcus Robinson’s “Rebuilding the World Trade Center” to HISTORYThe New York Facility Provided Support, Strategy And Services To The Monumental Documentary on The World Trade Center Site Throughout Its Eight Years of Production.
"Rebuilding the World Trade Center", Irish artist and filmmaker Marcus Robinson’s remarkable documentary about the reconstruction of the New York City landmark, makes its U.S. premiere tonight at 6 p.m. on HISTORY. More than eight years in the making, the two-hour television special is the result of a labor of love both on the part of Robinson and Technicolor-PostWorks New York, which has been providing critical support for the project from its earliest days.
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TV News Provider Switches To ARRI L7-C LED Fresnels
News: TV News Provider Switches To ARRI L7-C LED FresnelsThe well-known German TV news provider Tagesschau has outfitted its state-of-the-art new studio with ARRI L7-C LED Fresnels, facilitating huge cost savings and permitting full color controllability for the wide range of different programs broadcast from the studio floor.
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L5 Portable LED Fresnel Now Available Worldwide
News: L5 Portable LED Fresnel Now Available WorldwideOrders are already being fulfilled worldwide for the recent addition to ARRI’s L-Series, the compact and lightweight L5. The L-Series started with the L7, an LED Fresnel that provides the same light qualities as a traditional tungsten Fresnel, but with the added features of full CCT tuneability and color selection. The L5 now extends this successful line of products, offering the same outstanding features as the L7, but in a smaller, more portable form.
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ARRI Announces Prores UHD Output For AMIRA
News: ARRI Announces Prores UHD Output For AMIRAA new software upgrade for ARRI’s documentary-style AMIRA camera will allow it to record ProRes UHD files, answering the 4K requirements of some productions. The upgrade is expected to be available for purchase at the online ARRI License Shop by the end of 2014.
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New ALEXA Prores 3.2K for UHD Deliverables
News: New ALEXA Prores 3.2K for UHD DeliverablesARRI recently announced ProRes 3.2K, a new recording format for its ARRI ALEXA cameras that will become available through a software update scheduled for release early next year. ProRes 3.2K allows the same easy up-sampling in post to UHD deliverables as ARRIRAW Open Gate does to 4K. These formats, combined with ALEXA’s unsurpassed dynamic range, make the camera suitable for any type of production, with any distribution requirements.
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Whitehouse Post Adds Editor Mark Burnett in London
News: Whitehouse Post Adds Editor Mark Burnett in LondonAcclaimed editorial company Whitehouse Post welcomes seasoned film and commercial editor Mark Burnett to their roster. Known for his comedic timing, Burnett has worked with many acclaimed directors including Rattling Stick’s Hamish Rothwell and Biscuit Film’s Matt Dilmore editing spots for top brands such as Toyota, Cadbury, Vigorsol, The Guardian and Stella Artois. Burnett just wrapped a segment and teaser for popular horror film ABCs of Death 2, and is already busy cutting several spots at Whitehouse’s offices in Soho.
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Sound Devices Introduces FileSafe into Rack-Mounted Video and Audio Recorders
News: Sound Devices Introduces FileSafe into Rack-Mounted Video and Audio RecordersNew Mission-Critical Technology Protects Video and Audio Recordings from Unintentional Drive Removal and Power Loss
Sound Devices (IBC Show: Hall 8, Stand B59) introduces its unique FileSafe™ technology as part of its 2.02 firmware release for its multi-drive, network connected video and audio rack-mounted recorders. Incorporated into the Video Devices PIX products, including the 270i, 260i and 250i, as well as the Sound Devices 970, FileSafe recovers video and audio files if, during recording, drives are unintentionally removed or power is lost.
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Agenda Set for the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet
The stage show agenda has now been set for the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to take place during IBC2014 on Sunday, 14 September 2014 at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in the heart of Amsterdam, NL. The SuperMeet agenda will feature film editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey as well as user driven presentations from Blackmagic Design, Adobe, iZotope, Atomos, and HP. Tickets to the the Amsterdam SuperMeet can be purchased at the SuperMeet website. Doors open at 16:30 and SuperMeet stage show begins at 19:00.
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Technicolor – PostWorks New York Supports Nine Films Screening at the Toronto International Film Festival
News: Technicolor – PostWorks New York Supports Nine Films Screening at the Toronto International Film FestivalTechnicolor – PostWorks New York provided post-production services to nine films screening at this month’s Toronto International Film Festival. They include the concert film "Roger Waters The Wall", the Martin Scorsese/ David Tedeschi documentary: "The New York Review of Books: A 50 Year Argument," and seven narrative films: Ross Katz’s "Adult Beginners,: David Gordon Green’s "Manglehorn," Theodore Melfi’s "St. Vincent," David Dobkin’s "The Judge," Shawn Levy’s "This is Where I Leave You," Chris Rock’s "Top Five" and Noah Baumbach’s "While We’re Young." The Toronto International Film Festival is scheduled for September 4 – 14.
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isovideo Announces Breakthrough Quality SD/HD to HD/UHD/4K Remastering Services using Award-Winning Viarte
isovideo announces the launch of their Viarte cluster-based SD/HD to HD/UHD/4K remastering Service for the media entertainment industries. Viarte was one of five winners of the prestigious Game-Changer Awards by the IABM/NAB 2013.
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Feature Documentary “Finding the Gold Within” Used isovideo's Viarte Services for Footage Conversion
isovideo announced that a highly inspirational documentary “Finding the Gold Within” by independent film maker/producer Karina Epperlein used isovideo's Viarte service for footage conversions (converting from 1920x1080p 29.97 to 1920x1080p 23.976). The film will be world premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival on October 3 and 4, 2014.
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Sound Devices Puts Full Range of Rack-Mounted Video and Audio Recorders on Display at IBC 2014
News: Sound Devices Puts Full Range of Rack-Mounted Video and Audio Recorders on Display at IBC 2014Video Devices PIX 270i and PIX 250i and Sound Devices 970 Address the Multiple-Source Audio/Video Needs of Today’s Large-Scale Productions
Sound Devices, along with its new video-products brand Video Devices, is giving audio and video equipment racks a makeover with a full suite of rack-mounted solutions, including the Video Devices PIX 270i and PIX 250i and Sound Devices 970 audio recorder, at the 2014 IBC Show (Hall 8, Stand B59). Seamlessly replacing tape- and disc-based video decks, the PIX line of products are a complete offering addressing a range of multiple-source video productions, including fast-paced, mission-critical studio applications, live sports and events, and mobile production. In addition, Sound Devices will feature its first-ever dedicated, audio-only rack-mounted solution, the 970, which boasts an impressive 64 channels of Dante and MADI. The half-rack, 2U device simplifies any application requiring high-quality, high-track-count audio recording.
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New ALEXA ProRes 3.2K For UHD Deliverables
News: New ALEXA ProRes 3.2K For UHD DeliverablesARRI today announces ProRes 3.2K, a new recording format for its ARRI ALEXA cameras that will become available through a software update scheduled for release early next year. ProRes 3.2K allows the same easy up-sampling in post to UHD deliverables as ARRIRAW Open Gate does to 4K. These formats, combined with ALEXA’s unsurpassed dynamic range, make the camera suitable for any type of production with any distribution requirements.
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Talamas Boston Announces The Addition of the ARRI Amira To Their Rental Inventory
Given the high demand for the ARRI Amira camera, Talamas obtained the Amira in mid-August 2014 in order to add ARRI’s latest class-leading product to their extensive stock of digital cinematography equipment.
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Legendary World War Ii Photojournalist and Award-Winning Hollywood Photographer Phil Stern Donates 95 of His Iconic Prints to The Veterans Home Of California -- West Los Angeles in Celebration Of His 95th Birthday
Renowned Photographer and World War II Veteran to Unveil Collection on September 6, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Award-winning photojournalist Phil Stern has donated 95 of his Hollywood photographs and World War II photography to the Veterans Home of California – West Los Angeles in celebration of his 95th birthday. This remarkable and historic collection of some of the most famous images ever taken of Hollywood royalty including James Dean, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, Marlon Brando, Audrey Hepburn and countless Jazz greats such as Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Art Tatum and Ella Fitzgerald. He was also the official photographer for John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Ball. Several of those remarkable photos will also be on view.
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Video Devices Product Line Steps Into the Spotlight at IBC for the First Time
New Brand Identity from Sound Devices Reinforces Video Product Line
Video Devices, mission-critical video products by Sound Devices, will make its IBC debut at this year’s exhibition (Hall 8, Stand B59). Since Sound Devices introduced its first video products, the camera-mounted PIX 240i and PIX 220i, the company has expanded on its success with a range of rack-mounted, network-connected video recorders. These product additions, including the new PIX 270i and PIX 250i, have opened new markets and product categories for the company.
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ARRI Announces ProRes UHD Output for AMIRA
A new software upgrade for ARRI’s documentary-style AMIRA camera will allow it to record ProRes UHD files, answering the 4K requirements of some productions. The upgrade is expected to be available for purchase at the online ARRI License Shop by the end of 2014.
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Casper Mini Stabilizer for BMPCC, GH4, A7S Kickstarter
A lightweight, collapsible and easy to balance camera stabilizer for the BMPCC, Panasonic GH4, Sony A7S and most Canon and Nikon DSLRs
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"When The Game Stands Tall" with Pixel Magic
Lafayette, LA, August 22, 2014...Pixel Magic announced that it produced all of the visual effects for Mandalay Picture's "When The Game Stands Tall". The movie opens on August 22, 2014.
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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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Nutmeg Post Adds Sound Designer/Engineer Brian Beatrice
News: Nutmeg Post Adds Sound Designer/Engineer Brian BeatriceEmmy Award Winner Joins Full Service Creative Post House
Nutmeg Post welcomes Emmy Award-winning Sound Designer and Engineer Brian Beatrice to its creative team. One of New York’s most respected and sought-after mixers, Beatrice is known for his short-form work for Nickelodeon, Food Network, USA Network, Syfy Channel and truTV, as well as commercials for Baron and Baron, Publicis, Anomaly and Consulate.
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Marquis’ Completes X2Pro Customer Survey
Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software, has announced it has completed a customer survey to find out how they use X2Pro in order to make product enhancements in the future. Marquis collaborated with FCPX Training from LarryJordan.biz, Lumberjack System, Inc, XMiL Workflow Tools, Color Grading Central and Industrial Revolution in order to put the survey together and to gained feedback from more than 1000 customers.
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"Sharknado 2" with Film Editor Vashi Nedomansky and Matt Allard on the Go Creative Show
News: "Sharknado 2" with Film Editor Vashi Nedomansky and Matt Allard on the Go Creative ShowEditor Vashi Nedomansky returns to Go Creative Show to share stories from his recent mega-hit Sharknado 2. They discuss his editing strategies, the special effects workflow, the intense 6-week edit schedule and all the ridiculous campy insanity that made Sharknado 2 an instant classic. Vashi also talks about his recent documentary on PTSD, his upcoming film Headlock and his hugely successful blog at VashiVisuals.com In the past few years, Vashi has become one of the go-to post production super stars in our industry and we hear that Ben Consoli is happy to have him back on the show.
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Media Links Awarded Emmy® Award for Contribution to Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 Interoperability
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has honored Media Links with a 2014 Technical & Engineering Emmy® Award for excellence in engineering creativity, innovation and vision. Media Links will receive an Emmy® award for Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 (J2K) Interoperability.
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“Modern Family” Graded with DaVinci Resolve by Modern VideoFilm in Los Angeles
Blackmagic Design today announced that Twentieth Century Fox and ABC’s hit television show “Modern Family” is graded using DaVinci Resolve at LA based Modern VideoFilm, which provides world class post production and distribution services to the film, television and media content industries.
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First Large-Scale Canadian Laser Projection Demo Highlights Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) International Conference
Laser Technology from Christie, Screen Innovations from Harkness and Installation Expertise from Electrosonic Combine to Deliver Unprecedented Immersive, 2D and 3D Visual Feast at Giant Screen Cinema Association’s International Conference and Trade Show
In a special technical session of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) conference scheduled for September 23 at the Cineplex Cinemas Queensway in Toronto, Christie®, a world leader in creating and sharing the world’s best visual and audio experiences, is teaming with Harkness Screens and Electrosonic to demonstrate a premium giant screen cinema experience.
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Five Film School Students Awarded KODAK Scholarships
Kodak and the University Film and Video Foundation (UFVF) have announced the recipients of the 2014 KODAK Student Scholarship Awards and KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards. The presentation was made Saturday night during the annual banquet and awards ceremony at the University Film and Video Association (UFVA) Conference, which was held last week at Montana State University. Kodak’s annual global competition is designed to recognize emerging talent that demonstrates superior filmmaking skills and creativity.
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Another Country's Drew Weir Mixes Steve James' "Life Itself" Documentary on Roger Ebert for Kartemquin Films and Magnolia Pictures
News: Another Country's Drew Weir Mixes Steve James' "Life Itself" Documentary on Roger Ebert for Kartemquin Films and Magnolia PicturesThe acclaimed documentary film from Kartemquin Films and filmmaker Steve James "Life Itself" is continuing to earn rave reviews this summer as distributor Magnolia Pictures rolls it out in theaters, following its on-demand and iTunes release on July 4. Today, Drew Weir and his colleagues at the award-winning sound design studio Another Country are proud to reveal their contributions to the film's highly polished original audio soundtrack.
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Signiant Wins Emmy Award for Technology and Engineering
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honors Signiant for secure accelerated file movement technology
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software, today announced it was named a winner of the 2014 Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering. Signiant’s innovations in secure accelerated file movements over IP (including the internet) earned the company this prestigious award, which honors excellence in engineering creativity.
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Multiple Academy Award® Nominee Caleb Deschanel to be Honoured with Camerimage Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today that five-time Oscar® nominee Caleb Deschanel will receive the coveted ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at this year’s Festival taking place November 15th – 22nd.
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Announcing: The Southeast Creative Summit 2014 / Atlanta Creative Ball 2014! November 7-9, 2014; Atlanta, Georgia Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel!
The Southeast Creative Summit is returning to Atlanta after a successful inaugural year! In our first year, we had over 100 attendees from 12 states attend nearly 80 workshops over three days. This year we have even more talent on the schedule, including Academy Award winning sound mixer Ed Novick (The Dark Knight, Inception), Emmy Award winning editor Jesse Averna (Sesame Street), editor Zack Arnold (Burn Notice, Glee), and many more notable experts in the production and post- production world.
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eyeballMOTO's Short Film "Experience" Brings Motorcycle Zen Into Focus
News: eyeballMOTO's Short Film "Experience" Brings Motorcycle Zen Into FocusDirector Limore Shur Brings Moto World To Cinematic Apex
Director Limore Shur recently debuted “Experience,” a captivating documentary short that goes deep inside the world-famous Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS). The film weaves textured depictions of the renowned program's intensive learning environment with stunning footage of students and instructors circling the track full throttle.
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Award-Winning Documentarians Discuss Upcoming feature "Gennadiy"
News: Award-Winning Documentarians Discuss Upcoming feature "Gennadiy""Gennadiy" is the latest documentary feature from director Steve Hoover, producer Danny Yourd and cinematographer John Pope, the filmmaking team behind the award-winning documentary "Blood Brother." The film follows "Gennadiy," a confounding pastor, hardened by years of fighting corruption in post-Soviet Ukraine. He's known for rehabilitating drug-addicted kids, pulling them from the sewers and relentlessly, sometimes violently fighting for them. 
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Video Devices PIX 260 Captures Footage Fit for a King as Part of The Royal Society Headquarters Refit
When The Royal Society in London was looking to refit the audio and visual facilities in two rooms at its headquarters at Carlton House Terrace in London, it turned to Video Devices, mission-critical video products by Sound Devices, and its PIX 260i for its video recording needs.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Battles Whitewater Rapids In Browns Canyon With Grit & Thistle Film Company
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Battles Whitewater Rapids In Browns Canyon With Grit & Thistle Film CompanyCompass 20 Tripod System Assists Film Company in Shooting Veterans Expeditions Documentary
When Grit & Thistle Film Company went on a wild adventure, battling whitewater rapids to shoot a documentary for the non-profit organization Veterans Expeditions, Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, stood steady against the waves, providing the company with a Compass 20 Solo 75 3-Stage Carbon Fibre System to help them successfully shoot the project.
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Documentary Explores the Evolution, Proliferation, and Art of Apps
News: Documentary Explores the Evolution, Proliferation, and Art of AppsFilmmakers Jedidiah Hurt and Jake Schumacher Have Taken a Step to Uncovering Different Sides to the Cultural Awareness of Apps with the Launch of Their Documentary, "App: The Human Story."
There is no doubt you're reading this press release on a software application. It's safe to say that apps are transforming the way we live. Filmmakers Jedidiah Hurt and Jake Schumacher have taken a step to uncovering different sides to the cultural awareness of apps with the launch of their documentary, "App: The Human Story".
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Sound Devices 970 Takes A Ride With Renowned Audio Mixer For New Semi-Animated Children’s Series
News: Sound Devices 970 Takes A Ride With Renowned Audio Mixer For New Semi-Animated Children’s SeriesDigital Recorder Gives Richard Lightstone 64-Track Dante™ and MADI-Equipped Multi-Track Audio Capabilities
When Sound Mixer Richard Lightstone was looking to upgrade his audio cart with a Dante™-compatible digital recorder for Disney XD’s semi-animated children’s program "Kirby Buckets," he turned to Sound Devices’ new 970. The Sound Devices 970, the company’s first-ever audio-only rack-mounted solution, boasts an impressive 64 channels of Dante and MADI.
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ARRI Inc. Taps Sebastien Laffoux as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Eastern Region
News: ARRI Inc. Taps Sebastien Laffoux as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Eastern RegionARRI Inc. is pleased to announce Sebastien Laffoux is now working as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Eastern Region for Canada and the United States. His duties include managing and strengthening sales, along with evaluating market and technology requirements. Camera products include the AMIRA documentary-style camera, the award-winning ALEXA, lenses, Pro Camera Accessories and analog products. He will also oversee a team to support product performance in the field, improvement, user requests and assess competitors.
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Canon Cinema EOS Cameras and Lenses Enable Filmmakers to Bring the Narrative Dramatic Tale of a Troubled South American Community’s Struggle to a Worldwide Audience
News: Canon Cinema EOS Cameras and Lenses Enable Filmmakers to Bring the Narrative Dramatic Tale of a Troubled South American Community’s Struggle to a Worldwide AudienceEquatorial heat and humidity, sporadic electrical service, and a modest budget were just a few of the challenges that director Josef Wladyka and writer/DP Alan Blanco faced while filming their feature "Manos Sucias" (Dirty Hands) among the impoverished fishing villages of Colombia’s Pacific coast. They also filmed in the jungle and aboard small boats in rough seas, all while needing to keep a low profile in a dangerous region. Wladyka and Blanco met all of these challenges with the help of compact EOS C300 Cinema cameras and professional lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Filmed completely on location, "Manos Sucias" is a drama depicting the perils of two fishermen coerced into towing an underwater narco-torpedo up the Pacific coast of Colombia.
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Origin Digital Studios Opens in Burbank as New Collective of Veteran Visual Effects Artists, Producers and Supervisors
News: Origin Digital Studios Opens in Burbank as New Collective of Veteran Visual Effects Artists, Producers and SupervisorsOrigin Digital Studios has been launched in Burbank as a new collective of veteran visual effects artists, producers and supervisors. The company has been designed to service the needs of high-profile television programs, commercials, feature films, and special venue presentations. Miami-based Lincoln Road Advisors, headed by Eric J. Bertrand, is the primary investment company behind Origin. The announcement was made today by company president Mark Miller.
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Milkt Director Danny Clinch and Ringo Starr Give Peace a Chance for John Varvatos
News: Milkt Director Danny Clinch and Ringo Starr Give Peace a Chance for John VarvatosBuilding on his decade-long relationship with agency YARD and John Varvatos, Milkt Director Danny Clinch re-teamed with the iconic clothing brand to shoot “#PEACEROCKS,” a Fall/Winter campaign starring legendary musician Ringo Starr that also supports his charity The Ringo Starr Peace & Love Fund. The effort, anchored by a cameo-filled behind-the-scenes short film and a dynamic social media component, kicks off an initiative to spread a message of peace and love; a mission that Starr has championed for more than 40 years.
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Florida Videographer Charles Schultz Shoots Nature Segments For CBS Sunday News With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld
News: Florida Videographer Charles Schultz Shoots Nature Segments For CBS Sunday News With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldDirector of Photography Charles “Chuck” Schultz’ last encounter with wildlife was with a congregation of alligators in one of their more famous stomping grounds, the Myakka River State Park in Sarasota, FL. Armed with his new AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld, Schultz captured extensive video that later aired on CBS Sunday Morning’s signature nature segment.
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2014 Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference Show Report
ETIA 2014 Overview
Showcasing the state of the art in technologies for providing entertainment over digital infrastructures, the second Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference was jointly sponsored by SMPTE and Stanford's Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN). On June 17 and 18, attendees gathered in the Nvidia Auditorium in the Huang Engineering Building on the Stanford campus to hear presentations from more than 50 industry experts. These visionaries shared their insights on best practices and future challenges for serving the entertainment needs of consumers worldwide over IP-based infrastructure — most commonly using the Internet.
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Sound Devices Goes On Expedition With Veteran Sound Mixer David Ruddick
News: Sound Devices Goes On Expedition With Veteran Sound Mixer David Ruddick633 Production Mixer and USBPre 2 Power Through in Even the Most Challenging Conditions
As an expedition-style-documentary sound mixer, David Ruddick has worked in some of Earth’s most extreme environments. From scorching heat to blistering cold, Ruddick knows the importance of having reliable gear on location. That’s why he’s made the Sound Devices 633 Production Mixer the backbone of his compact audio rig.
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Drone Videography with Paul Antico, Jos Stiglingh and more...
News: Drone Videography with Paul Antico, Jos Stiglingh and more...In this episode of Ben Consoli's Go Creative Show, the topic at hand covers Drone videography from all sides with four fantastic guests, starting with Jos Stiglingh, the creator of the mega-viral video “Fireworks filmed with a drone”. Chiming in next are two lawyers -- Matt Saunders, a copyright attorney who discusses the legality of drones and the copyright issues that go with it and Jonathan Rupprecht, an attorney, commercial pilot and unmanned aircraft consultant that discusses the current FAA regulations. And finally, Ben invites Paul Antico, film maker and drone enthusiast, to talk about how he captures, grades and edits footage shot with a Go Pro and the DJI Phantom.
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Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, Salutes 2014 Emmy Nominees
News: Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, Salutes 2014 Emmy NomineesNew York facility provides post services for nominees “True Detective,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Vice,” “Years of Living Dangerously” and “67th Tony Awards.”
Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, provides post production services to five television programs nominated for 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards,"True Detective" (HBO), "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO), "Vice" (HBO), "Years of Living Dangerously" (Showtime) and "The 67th Annual Tony Awards" (CBS).
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"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Scores Emmy Nomination For Outstanding Main Title Design
News: "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"  Scores Emmy Nomination For Outstanding Main Title DesignBig Block Design Group/BBDG Team Is Recognized for Epic Cosmos Show Open
The creative team at Big Block Design Group/BBDG were recognized for their main title design for "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" with a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Main Title Design.
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ARRI CSC expands to Atlanta
ARRI CSC, the largest full service equipment rental group in the Unites States is pleased to announce the strategic expansion of its network with the opening of a camera rental facility in Atlanta, Georgia. The new operation, conveniently located for both studio and location productions, is open for business and will be fully operational from late summer 2014.
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Video Devices PIX 260I Streamlines Multi-Campus Workflow for Bethlehem Baptist Church
News: Video Devices PIX 260I Streamlines Multi-Campus Workflow for Bethlehem Baptist ChurchWhen Bethlehem Baptist Church was looking for a reliable video/audio solution for recording and playback of weekly services among the house of worship’s multiple campuses, it turned to the PIX 260i Production Video Recorder from Video Devices, a new brand of Sound Devices that is dedicated to the company’s mission critical video products. The church utilizes five PIX 260i’s to ensure the highest quality video and audio when rebroadcasting sermons to the campuses.
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Electric Pictures Restores Rare Motorcycle Media for Pipeline Digital Media’s “PENTON: The John Penton Story”
News: Electric Pictures Restores Rare Motorcycle Media for Pipeline Digital Media’s “PENTON: The John Penton Story”Orange County Post Specialist in Telecine Transfers
Electric Pictures recently provided telecine and film restoration services for "PENTON:The John Penton Story," a feature-length documentary about the American icon and motorcycling pioneer who revolutionized the motorcycle industry in the 1960s and ‘70s. The company transferred and restored dozens of hours of Super 8mm and 16mm film including rare racing and test footage, interviews and home movies, dating back more than 50 years.
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South East Asia Travelogue Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
News: South East Asia Travelogue Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced that European cultural television channel arte has commissioned a new series of travel documentaries exploring the vibrant colors and cultures of the former Indochina region, shot exclusively on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.
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Productive Fitness for Post Production Professionals with Zack Arnold and Matt Allard
News: Productive Fitness for Post Production Professionals with Zack Arnold and Matt AllardZack Arnold is a motion picture editor and documentary filmmaker with over 15 years experience editing some of the hottest TV shows of our time, including Burn Notice and ABC’s Black Box. But he’s on The Go Creative Show today to talk about FitnessInPost.com, his brand new website dedicated to making all of us in the production world healthier and more fit. Plus, Matt Allard from NewsShooter.com joins in to talk about the news from Broadcast Asia and how the controversial Sony A7S is the new Low-Light King!
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The 2014 Original iPhone Film Fest Announces Its Free Call For Entries
News: The 2014 Original iPhone Film Fest Announces Its Free Call For Entries
Short Film Categories Are: Fiction, Docs, Student Directors & Music Videos
The Original iPhone Film Festival, the premier online event for iOS filmmakers, is excited to announce that they are now accepting submissions for the 2014 event. Submission is free and entries will be accepted through November 30th, 2014.
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Setla Film Productions Improves Location Shoots with Zylight F8
News: Setla Film Productions Improves Location Shoots with Zylight F8A trained paramedic, Thaddeus Setla stumbled into a career in video production about 13 years ago, when he started producing short training videos with a consumer camcorder. These days, his San Francisco-based company, Setla Film Productions, is focused on high-end productions for the Web.
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World Renowned Film Director Derek Yee Chooses Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
News: World Renowned Film Director Derek Yee Chooses Blackmagic Production Camera 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that award winning director Derek Yee purchased the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K for his production team and to provide footage for his new film, “I Am Somebody.”
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From the Shot to the Edit: Getting It Right the First Time
News: From the Shot to the Edit: Getting It Right the First TimeEvery hour spent in the editing suite has an impact on budgets, and as the industry looks at new ways to keep costs down, camera crews receive more pressure than ever to deliver the right shot quickly. Regardless of the type of production, getting it right the first time, versus capturing massive amounts of content, saves time and money.
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Union’s Marco Perez Visits Sundance in Summer, While 'The Audition' is Honored in NY
News: Union’s Marco Perez Visits Sundance in Summer, While 'The Audition' is Honored in NYUncertain’ Welcomed to Sundance Documentary Edit and Story Labs 2014 ‘The Audition’ Wins Best Foreign Film at the 10th Annual Downtown Short Film Festival
Partner/Editor Marco Perez of bicoastal Union has entered the summer season with two esteemed honors for films he edited: "UNCERTAIN" has been selected by the Sundance Institute for its July 4-12 Documentary Edit and Story Lab; and THE AUDITION won Best Foreign Film at the 10th Annual Downtown Short Film Festival.
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ALEXA XR/XT Supports New ProRes 4444 XQ
News: ALEXA XR/XT Supports New ProRes 4444 XQARRI is announcing support for the new Apple ProRes 4444 XQ, the highest-quality version of ProRes to date, which is designed to preserve the incredible detail in high-dynamic range imagery through high-end video postproduction. ProRes 4444 XQ will be available in the next Software Update Packet for ALEXA cameras.
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North Carolina DP Glen Kantziper Fields Diverse Broadcast And Corporate Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld
News: North Carolina DP Glen Kantziper Fields Diverse Broadcast And Corporate Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldGlen Kantziper, owner/operator of KPSR, Inc. (Greensboro, NC), purchased an AJ-PX270 camcorder, Panasonic’s first P2 HD handheld with AVC-ULTRA recording, as soon as it became available this spring. Since then, he has used the PX270 on many of the wide-ranging corporate and broadcast assignments that are the foundation of his production company.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve Used for SanDisk Ad Campaign
News: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve Used for SanDisk Ad CampaignBlackmagic Design announced today that its Pocket Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve were used on a new ad campaign by SanDisk, one of the world’s top brands for memory cards.
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What Took You So Long Uses Shoots with iPhone & iPro Lens System from Schneider Optics
News: What Took You So Long Uses Shoots with iPhone & iPro Lens System from Schneider OpticsWhen Sebastian Lindstrom, co-founder of What Took You So Long, and his team journeyed to Liberia for their latest documentary, they employed an iPhone 5s equipped with the iPro Lens System® by Schneider Optics. “We are a small documentary production company that specializes in supporting non-profits and development entities around the world,” explains Lindstrom. “Our method of filmmaking depends on high-quality, lightweight equipment.”
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Modus Operandi Launches New Belvedere Website and #knowthedifference Campaign
News: Modus Operandi Launches New Belvedere Website and #knowthedifference CampaignDigital agency Modus Operandi has completed the first major initiative for client Belvedere: a completely redesigned website featuring brand videos conceived by Modus Operandi and directed by Christopher Ferguson via sister company ModOp Films. Part of the #knowthedifference campaign, the website highlights the Collection, Cocktails, Culture and Character of the World’s Original Luxury Vodka. Modus Operandi also manages the Belvedere robust social media channels, providing original content and cultivating conversations surrounding the many facets of Belvedere culture.
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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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Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Upgrades Broadcast Facility with Four Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio Cameras
News: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Upgrades Broadcast Facility with Four Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio CamerasWith Field Segments Shot on VariCam® 3700s, Signature ‘Electronic Field Trips’ Series Will Be Broadcast in HD on PBS Stations and Cable Channels
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, which operates the world’s largest living history museum in Williamsburg, VA, has just installed four Panasonic AK-AC3800 studio cameras as part of an overall HD upgrade of its broadcast studio. For the past four years, the Foundation has assigned its extensive field production assignments to a pair of Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 P2 HD VariCam camcorders.
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Hiccup Media Rocks Music Biz With Featured Video Content For Its Biggest Acts
News: Hiccup Media Rocks Music Biz With Featured Video Content For Its Biggest ActsCreative Studio’s Approach And Experience Account For Success With Artists Including Michael Jackson, Santana, Gavin DeGraw And Many Others
Working closely with major record labels such as RCA and Epic, Hiccup Media has become an indispensable creative resource for crafting engaging, conceptually driven video content, graphics packages and more for music’s biggest stars.
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Miller Camera Support Equipment Embarks On European Excursion With Filmmaker For A Cause
News: Miller Camera Support Equipment Embarks On European Excursion With Filmmaker For A Cause
When the non-profit organization Filmmaker For A Cause recently embarked on an European excursion to shoot documentaries that would help raise awareness for an array of European charities, Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, was along for this leg of the tour. To assist in the creation of these films, Miller donated its exemplary Arrow 55 Sprinter II 2-Stage Carbon Fibre System, Arrow Accessory Mounting Bracket and Adaptor, as well as its MINI Tripod, to help Filmmaker For A Cause bring its visions to life.
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ARRI Inc. Hires Chris Russo as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Western Region
News: ARRI Inc. Hires Chris Russo as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Western RegionARRI Inc. welcomes Chris Russo as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Western Region for the Americas. In her new role Chris will be responsible for sales of ARRI camera products including ALEXA, AMIRA and Pro Camera accessories. She will also evaluate market and technology requirements for existing and potential ARRI camera equipment in the North American Market. Russo will operate as a vital link to Munich’s research and development teams in regard to product performance in the field, improvement, user requests and competitive gear.
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Grass Valley’s EDIUS 7 Selected for the 3D Film “Our Restless Planet”
News: Grass Valley’s EDIUS 7 Selected for the 3D Film “Our Restless Planet”Now showing at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Earth Science Visitor Center
Bruce Austin of Bruce Austin Productions Inc. (BAPI) and Dan Harris of Eight Ball Pictures and Stereoscope LLC, have turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to harness the powerful capabilities of its EDIUS 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software on the film “Our Restless Planet,” for the JPL Earth Science Visitor Center. The film highlights the effects of hurricanes, earthquakes and fresh water supplies on our planet.
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Sound Devices 970 Brings Rackmounted Audio To INFOCOMM 2014
64-Track Dante and MADI-Equipped Multi-Track Audio Recorder Makes AV Debut
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video production equipment, showcases the 970, its first-ever dedicated audio-only rack-mounted solution, which boasts an impressive 64 channels of Dante and MADI, at InfoComm 2014 (Booth C6443). The half-rack, 2U device simplifies any application requiring high-quality, high-track-count audio recording, including live events such as concerts and sports recording, corporate events, houses of worship (HOW), studio and mobile production, as well as theater and museum presentations.
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ARRI Launches New Spanish and Portuguese Websites
ARRI, the world’s largest film equipment manufacturer, has enhanced ARRI.com with special Spanish and Portuguese-language versions.
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Video Devices Pix 270i and PIX 250i Come Into Focus At INFOCOMM 2014
News: Video Devices Pix 270i and PIX 250i Come Into Focus At INFOCOMM 2014New Recorders Offer Advanced Network Functionality and Multi-Drive Recording for Seamless Integration into Existing AV Systems
Video Devices, mission critical video products by Sound Devices, showcases its latest PIX recorders, PIX 270i and PIX 250i, at InfoComm 2014 (Booth C6443). The network-connected PIX 270i and PIX 250i multi-drive video decks offer comprehensive multi-channel AV record and playback tools for house of worship (HOW), corporate, live event and other production applications.
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ASC Honors Linwood Dunn Student Heritage Award Winners
News: ASC Honors Linwood Dunn Student Heritage Award WinnersThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has chosen three winners for the 2014 ASC Linwood Dunn Student Heritage Awards. The honors were announced last night during a ceremony at the organization’s clubhouse here. Designed to showcase the artistic abilities of the next generation of filmmakers, the recipients were noted for their cinematographic abilities.
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département caméra - Leading Canadian Rental Company Embraces Nipros Camera Systemization Technology
News:  département caméra - Leading Canadian Rental Company Embraces Nipros Camera Systemization TechnologyFollowing a successful NAB 2014 and sales in the US, Samaserve, the Nipros sales, marketing and service affiliate, has announced the sale of five Nipros LS 750/850 GTS camera systemization rigs to leading Montréal and Toronto-based production equipment rental/service/studio firm département caméra. “We held a number of extremely positive meetings at NAB,” Mel Medina, Samaserve CEO, states. “The fact that département camera has made this decision, underscores the flexibility and cost effectiveness of the Nipros Systems.”
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“The Wolf of Wall Street” Oscar®-Winning Sound Editors Return to Manhattan for "Sight, Sound & Story"
Eugene Gearty, Phil Stockton and Sam Miille gather at MEWShop’s 'Sight, Sound & Story" event on June 14th for the MPSE SoundShow NY, sponsored by Audio Network
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, will be hosting the Oscar®-winning sound editors behind blockbusters hits such as “Hugo,” “The Departed,” “Shutter Island” and, most recently, “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Joining MEWShop for the popular event "Sight, Sound & Story" on June 14th, Eugene Gearty, Phil Stockton and Sam Miille will present the MPSE SoundShow NY panel “‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Soundscape From Production Audio to Final Mix,’ moderated by sound editor and designer Pam DeMetrius-Thomas and sponsored by Audio Network.
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DPA Microphones Goes on a Musical Journey With "The Walk to Fisterra"
News: DPA Microphones Goes on a Musical Journey With "The Walk to Fisterra"Company Supplies Array of Microphones for a Unique Recording and Musical Documentary about a U.S. cellist’s 600-Mile Trek through France and Spain
New York-based Cellist Dane Johansen is embarking on" The Walk to Fisterra," a 600-mile musical/walking journey along the Camino de Santiago, a popular pilgrimage route through France and Spain. Over the course of his six-week journey, which began May 14, Johansen will stop at several of the 36 historic churches along the Ancient Roman footpath, where he will perform Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, while a team of filmmakers and music producers capture content for a stunning documentary about the pilgrimage. To ensure the highest quality audio, sound engineer, Kyle Pyke, and Grammy® Award-winner, Jesse Lewis, who is the music producer and co-sound engineer on the project, are using several pieces from DPA Microphones’ product line.
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Creative Post breaks the Ice with Mistika in the spectacular "Wonders of the Arctic 3D"
News: Creative Post breaks the Ice with Mistika in the spectacular "Wonders of the Arctic 3D"Mistika melted hearts at Creative Post
Supervising Editor Adrian Saywell at Toronto's Creative Post Inc. discusses the challenges of grading the recent IMAX documentary "Wonders of the Arctic 3D," and the reasons behind selecting Mistika for online, colour correction and titling.
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Canon Cinema EOS C300 Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Deliver Championship Performance for a Feature-Length Documentary
News: Canon Cinema EOS C300 Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Deliver Championship Performance for a Feature-Length DocumentaryDirector Josh Greenbaum’s acclaimed feature documentary "The Short Game" profiles eight talented and engaging young competitors at The World Championships of Junior Golf, in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and at their homes in various countries around the world (South Africa, the Philippines, France, China, the United Kingdom and the United States). Filming with the help of 18 Cinema EOS C300 cameras and a variety of lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., "The Short Game" included everything from traditional documentary-style visits to the homes of the eight young golfers for character-based footage, to extensive tournament coverage.
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Fargo Fever (with Dana Gonzales and Matt Allard) on The Go Creative Show
News: Fargo Fever (with Dana Gonzales and Matt Allard) on The Go Creative ShowOn Ben Consoli's Go Creative Show, Ben speaks with Dana Gonzales, the brilliant cinematographer and Director of Photography for the FX television series FARGO. Dana shares his experience on the set of FARGO and his other work in television and film. Dana also speaks openly about his career and the state of Hollywood today, sharing helpful tips on how to break into the film industry. Plus, Ben and Dana discuss the value of a second unit crew is and how Dana's work on the Academy Award-winning film CRASH became a focal point of the film.
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Michael Kahn, A.C.E., Headlines Manhattan Edit Workshop’s Distinguished Sight, Sound & Story Event This June; HP and Intel® Join as Panel Sponsors
Academy Award®-Winning Editor Michael Kahn, A.C.E., joins Bobbie O’Steen to Discuss His Illustrious Filmmaking Career In The Premier Panel, Sponsored by HP and Intel®
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has announced exciting new updates to its annual "Sight, Sound & Story" event, which returns to Manhattan on June 14, 2014. Headlining the one-day event is Academy Award®-winning editor Michael Kahn, A.C.E., who will join author and film historian Bobbie O’Steen for the premier panel, “Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen.” Sponsored by HP and Intel®, this in-depth session will explore Michael’s legendary and eclectic career – from his early work in television through his 34-year collaboration with director Steven Spielberg.
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Sound Devices Introduces Video Devices
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video production equipment, presents Video Devices, a new brand and identity for its line of video products.
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Latest Editing Tools from Adobe and The New Lumberjack System at The May Editors’ Lounge
If you’ve been eager to learn more about Adobe, you won’t want to miss this month’s Editors’ Lounge. Product specialists from Adobe will be demonstrating all the latest updates and features for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, After Effects® CC and Adobe Speedgrade CC. The event will be held Friday, May 30th at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave., Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 pm. RSVP is required to attend the event.
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Panasonic Varicam 35 and Varicam HS To Make ‘Tour’ Stops at Abelcine LA And VTP Burbank In Advance Of Cine Gear Expo
Panasonic has announced that its new VariCam 35 and VariCam HS cameras will be previewed at AbelCine LA and VTP Burbank in early June, affording Southern California cinematographers an opportunity to see the new models in advance of Cine Gear Expo.
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The Canon Digital Learning Center Offers New Resources for Imaging Professionals – XA25/XA20 Camcorder Video Tutorial Series and a Field of View Comparator
To help filmmakers learn how to maximize the features of their Canon equipment, the Canon Digital Learning Center now offers two new educational resources created with the professional image maker in mind. These offerings include an XA25/XA20 camcorder video tutorial series and an easy-to-use Field of View Comparator tool.
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“COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey” VFX Producers Stay In-The-Know with Shotgun
News: “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey” VFX Producers Stay In-The-Know with ShotgunVisual Effects Veterans Move Production-Side and Bring Shotgun With Them To Manage Massive Shot Volume and Streamline Multi-Vendor Processes
Shotgun Software announced today that Voyager Pictures, the production company behind “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” has been using Shotgun to keep the 13-episode series’ demanding visual effects deliverables on schedule. Shotgun is the film, TV and game development industries’ trusted platform for production management and review, and as talent moves from visual effects facilities into production companies, many are choosing to bring Shotgun along for the ride.
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Veteran Sound Mixer Danny Michael Captures Pristine Audio with Sound Devices 788T Digital Recorder
News: Veteran Sound Mixer Danny Michael Captures Pristine Audio with Sound Devices 788T Digital RecorderDigital Recorder Provides Flexibility Needed for Range of Feature Film Productions
Veteran Sound Mixer Danny Michael, whose recent portfolio includes the high-profile feature films "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" with Ben Stiller, "John Wick," starring Keanu Reeves and "Non-Stop," with Liam Neeson, understands the importance of capturing pristine audio in the field, which is why he relies on Sound Devices’ 788T-SSD Digital Recorder for his audio production needs.
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Sennheiser Wireless Equipment Accompanies Research Scientist to The Arctic
News: Sennheiser Wireless Equipment Accompanies Research Scientist to The ArcticAs Oceanographer Victoria Hill Studies the Earth's Diminishing Sea Ice for Old Dominion University, She Relies on Sennheiser Wireless to Communicate Her 'Outreach from the Arctic'
Research scientist and oceanographer Victoria Hill has always been driven by her own curiosity and the possibility of discovery. As a researcher for Old Dominion University, this has taken led her to some of the more interesting — and remote — parts of the earth including Barrow, Alaska and the Barneo ice base, which is located at 89 degrees north and 30 degrees west — in immediate proximity of the North Pole. Before leaving for Barneo last April, Hill packed necessities including her ice boots, extreme cold mittens, down booties, many pairs of thermal socks and her Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 wireless system.
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Madheart’s Georgi Banks-Davies Celebrates the Sights and Sounds of Ireland in New Tourism Campaign
News: Madheart’s Georgi Banks-Davies Celebrates the Sights and Sounds of Ireland in New Tourism CampaignThe beauty of Ireland’s west coast and the magic of its music are woven together in breathtaking fashion in a new, multifaceted ad campaign directed by Georgi Banks-Davies for Tourism Ireland and Publicis, London.
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GTC Announces Award Winners 2014
Distinguished camera-work in current war zones was honoured at the Guild of Television Cameramen’s 42nd Awards of Camera Excellence on Sunday May 18. The awards were presented at The Great Barn in Upper Aynho, Oxfordshire. Guest of Honour, Jeremy Thompson, news-presenter and anchor of Sky News at Five, spoke about the contribution of cameramen in television.
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Skull Bound TV Chooses iPro for Social Media & Location Scouting
News: Skull Bound TV Chooses iPro for Social Media & Location ScoutingJim Kinsey, executive producer for Skull Bound TV, airing on the Sportsman Channel, uses the iPro Lens System to gain more versatility and quality from his iPhone’s still and video imagery.
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BRKLY Creates Epic "Brother Vs. Brother" Series Promo for HGTV
News: BRKLY Creates Epic "Brother Vs. Brother" Series Promo for HGTVHGTV's popular twins Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott, aka Property Brothers, return this summer with a new season of ultimate sibling rivalry in the hit series "Brother vs. Brother." To promote season two in epic style, HGTV teamed with Neil Berkeley and his design & live action production studio BRKLY to create a promo that captures the spirit of the head-to-head competition series, premiering Sunday, June 8, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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Miller Camera Support Equipment Pans Japan’s Majestic Scenery For Shane Peel’s Debut Documentary Film “Snowsurf”
News: Miller Camera Support Equipment Pans Japan’s Majestic Scenery For Shane Peel’s Debut Documentary Film “Snowsurf”When award-winning Australian photographer and writer Shane Peel, moved to Hokkaido, Japan for the production of his debut documentary film “Snowsurf,” Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, was along for the ride to offer its assistance with its Compass 12 Solo 75 Carbon Fibre system.
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‘Anchorman’ DP Thomas Ackerman, ASC, Impressed with Zylight F8 LED Fresnel
News: ‘Anchorman’ DP Thomas Ackerman, ASC, Impressed with Zylight F8 LED FresnelWhen he’s not the director of photography for commercials or major motion pictures like Beetlejuice or Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Thomas Ackerman, ASC, teaches cinematography at the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, N.C. When his lectures inevitably turn to lighting, he has a surprising setup of choice.
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Sound Devices Announces Three Key Appointments
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Isaacs to VP of Marketing and Product Design, Dan Desjardins to Manager of Software Development and Quality Assurance and Gabriel Benitez to Sales Manager.
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HBO Archives’ Life Around Us Time-Life Films Series Fully Restored
HBO Archives® announced today that for the first time ever, clip licensing will be available from the completely restored 26 episode educational documentary series “Life Around Us,” the groundbreaking series produced by Time-Life Films from 1968-1971.
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Band Pro to Present Free Screening of Samsara at Cine Gear LA 2014
Celebrating 30 Years in the industry, Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. will present a free screening of "Samsara" on Friday June 6th at 3:00 p.m. in the Paramount Theater at Cine Gear LA 2014. Presented in 4K projection, as it was meant to be seen, "Samsara" (directed by Ron Fricke) is a visually stunning film that truly shows the full capabilities of 4K.
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Digital Arts Showcases 4K With Bluefish444, Assimilate & Christie
Located in the heart of New York City, Digital Arts provides ultra-modern picture and audio finishing services for feature and high-end TV productions within a 12,000sq/ft facility. The company was established by Axel Ericson, a technology pioneer who has over 25 years of experience in composing, sound design and mixing, producing, color grading and finishing. During his career Ericson has received numerous accolades - MTV, Emmy, Promax/BDA and Monitor awards, and a Grammy nomination. Under his auspices, Digital Arts created one of NYC's first HD infrastructures and became the finishing house for major TV brands including National Geographic, A&E, ABC, Disney, History Channel and many more.
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