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Manhattan Edit Workshop Presents: "Sight, Sound & Story"
Manhattan Edit Workshop's one-day summit, "Sight, Sound & Story," returns to New York on June 14th, 2014. The event gathers a collection of diverse and intriguing speakers spanning the world of post production. Panels include to art and processes of editing film and television, the techniques of visual effects, and the craft behind sound design. The summit culminates in a gala reception and networking session for over 300 guest, panelists and vendors.
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Commercial Director Joe Schaak Signs with The Traveling Picture Show Company
News: Commercial Director Joe Schaak Signs with The Traveling Picture Show CompanyAward Winning Director Joins the TPSC roster.
Joe Schaak, a director known for his comedy and dialogue commercial work, has signed for exclusive representation with integrated production house The Traveling Picture Show Company.
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Sound Devices Introduces The ‘970’ its First Dedicated Rack-Mounted Audio Solution at The 2014 NAB SHOW
64-Track Dante and MADI-Equipped Multi-Track Audio Recorder Makes Industry Debut
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces 970, its first-ever dedicated audio-only rack-mounted solution, which boasts an impressive 64 channels of Dante and MADI, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). The half-rack, 2U device simplifies any application requiring high-quality, high-track-count audio recording, including drama and reality production, and live concert recording.
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Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders With Introduction Of PIX 270i and PIX 250i AT NAB 2014
New Recorders Offer Extensive High-Quality Video, Audio and Networking Capabilities Addressing the Multiple Source Needs of Today’s Large-Scale Productions
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces its latest PIX recorders, PIX 270i and PIX 250i, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). PIX 270i and PIX 250i seamlessly replace tape- and disc-based video decks for a complete offering that addresses a range of multiple-source video productions, including fast-paced, mission-critical studio applications, live sports and events, and mobile production.
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New Documentary by DNA Director Nigel Dick Makes its Premiere at WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival
News: New Documentary by DNA Director Nigel Dick Makes its Premiere at WorldFest-Houston International Film FestivalOne of the star directors at live-action production company DNA, Nigel Dick, is hitting the festival scene this week with his latest independent documentary, “Berlin Calling.” The film is an emotionally-riveting story of Kastle Waserman, a second-generation Holocaust survivor, as she pulls back the suburban veil to uncover the chilling secrets of her father’s life as a Jewish man in WWII Germany.
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Grass Valley’s EDIUS 7 Streams Content Through the Cloud
Grass Valley Offers Customers the Ability to Stream Content to The Cloud Across the Globe Using Microsoft Azure
Booths SL206 and N2513 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced that it will provide content producers using EDIUS 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software a means of transcoding to a streaming format directly from their HQ/HQX assets. Microsoft Azure Media Services is licensing support for Grass Valley’s HQ Codec/HQX Codec, opening new doors for EDIUS users by giving them the improved functionality and flexibility to upload and stream content to a wider variety of environments through the cloud.
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Sound Devices Introduces The ‘970’ Its First Dedicated Rack-Mounted Audio Solution at The 2014 NAB Show
64-Track Dante and MADI-Equipped Multi-Track Audio Recorder Makes Industry Debut
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces 970, its first-ever dedicated audio-only rack-mounted solution, which boasts an impressive 64 channels of Dante and MADI, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). The half-rack, 2U device simplifies any application requiring high-quality, high-track-count audio recording, including drama and reality production, and live concert recording.
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Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders with Introduction of PIX 270i and PIX 250i at NAB 2014
News: Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders with Introduction of PIX 270i and PIX 250i at NAB 2014New Recorders Offer Extensive High-Quality Video, Audio and Networking Capabilities Addressing the Multiple Source Needs of Today’s Large-Scale Productions
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces its latest PIX recorders, PIX 270i and PIX 250i, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). PIX 270i and PIX 250i seamlessly replace tape- and disc-based video decks for a complete offering that addresses a range of multiple-source video productions, including fast-paced, mission-critical studio applications, live sports and events, and mobile production.
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HēLō Oscar-Winning Director Daniel Junge And Oscar Nominated Director Kief Davidson To Premiere Beyond The Brick: A Lego® Brickumentary At Tribeca Film Festival
First official fan-focused LEGO® documentary will feature voiceover by Jason Bateman
Oscar-winning director Daniel Junge, along with Oscar-nominated director Kief Davidson and HēLō celebrate one of the most iconic toy enterprises in BEYOND THE BRICK: A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY. The film, narrated by Jason Bateman, delves into all things surrounding the LEGO brick and the global phenomenon it has become. Produced by HēLō’s Brendan Kiernan and Justin Moore-Lewy, in conjunction with GEM Pictures, Tiburon Pictures, and Futuristic Films, the film will have its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, April 20th at New York City’s SVA Theater.
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Italian Micro Budget Film Using RED EPIC® Camera Technology & FCP X to Screen at NAB 2014 Today at 5PM
News: Italian Micro Budget Film Using RED EPIC® Camera Technology & FCP X to Screen at NAB 2014 Today at 5PM"LIGHT & SILVER : The Photographic Life of George Tatge" by Creative COW Contributing Editor David Battistella selected as part of the NAB Show StudioXperience!
Digital technology has opened up a multitude of new possibilities for cinema. Filmmaker David Battistella uses the same camera as many blockbuster Hollywood features have to capture an intimate personal portrait of an artist. George Tatge's photographic and artistic process has been elegantly and patiently captured on the most sophisticated digital camera in the world, the RED EPIC®. A true example of 4K independent production, Battistella relates in regard to the final quality of his work, "I am so happy the world is the way it is these days. I filmed, edited and created a [studio] quality release print, right from my desktop."
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Colorfront Transkoder 2014 Attracts Major Broadcasters Worldwide
Colorfront, Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced it has made multi-license sales of On-Set Dailies 2014 with Transkoder option (OSD Transkoder), its standalone, automated system for fast, high-quality digital file conversion, to major broadcasters worldwide, in advance of its US debut at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
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Latest Version of DaVinci Resolve Improves EDIUS Integration
Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 11 Supports Grass Valley’s HQ/HQX Codec to Streamline Workflow
Grass Valley, a Belden brand, announces that EDIUS 7 users can now benefit from HQ/HQX support with Blackmagic Design’s latest version of its color corrector software, DaVinci Resolve 11 – which is being unveiled at NAB 2014. This provides EDIUS users with a smoother import/export workflow with quick access to a powerful and creative color correction toolset. DaVinci Resolve handles complex color grades, multi-point tracking, blurs, and more.
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Grass Valley Delivers Powerful 4K Editing Solutions to Japanese Broadcaster KTV
Station Improves Quality and Efficiency with EDIUS Turnkey Nonlinear Editing Systems
Japan’s KTV, the Kansai Telecasting Corporation located in Osaka, has migrated to a full 4K editing system with powerful, forward-thinking newsroom solutions from Grass Valley, A Belden Brand. The station has purchased the EDIUS HDWS 4K desktop turnkey system and EDIUS Elite HDWS 3GX system for powerful, real-time 4K editing capabilities. KTV also purchased Grass Valley’s GV STRATUS Nonlinear Media Production Tools and K2 Summit media server for a complete, file-based workflow to be used in conjunction with EDIUS for powerful editing functionality across its newsroom operations.
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New Versatile CINE-SERVO Zoom Lens from Canon Provides High-Optical Performance and Operation for ENG, Documentary and Narrative Productions
News: New Versatile CINE-SERVO Zoom Lens from Canon Provides High-Optical Performance and Operation for ENG, Documentary and Narrative ProductionsNew Canon CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 Zoom Lens Features 4K Optical Performance, a Dynamic 17-120mm Focal Length Range, and Removable Digital Drive Unit for Cine-Style or Shoulder-Mounted Operation
Shallow, creative depth of field, high-resolution and optimal low-light shooting capabilities are just some of the many reasons that large, single-sensor digital cameras have been kitted and rigged for use in nearly every application involving video capture. Further enhancing the versatility and adoption of these cameras into markets such as ENG (Electronic News Gathering), documentary, narrative production and special event coverage is the new CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 zoom lens from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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Videocom Presents an All-Star Line Up of Filmmakers and Production Professionals at NAB 2014
Live from the Videocom Stage (Booth #C6025) at NAB, the leading creative users of Videocom brands and products, including Anton Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Sachtler, Vinten, Vinten Radamec, will offer invaluable insights and share real world experiences.
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Panasonic Unveils Third-Generation VariCam HS With 1080p High-Speed AVC-ULTRA Recording To 240fps
Provides 12-bit 4:4:4 AVC-ULTRA Acquisition for Field Mastering and Archiving, Plus Efficient 4:2:2 10-Bit Recording For Documentaries and Sports; Innovative Modular Design Allows Cameras to Dock with Common Recording Module
Panasonic has introduced a third-generation VariCam® camera, the VariCam HS, that incorporates the company’s AVC-ULTRA family of video codecs and high speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps to produce extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications. It also includes Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording.(The ProRes codec component is licensed from ATOMOS Global Pty. Ltd., which has shipped ProRes recorders for years.)
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Panasonic Announces ProRes Codec Support For VariCam 35 4K And VariCam HS Cameras/Recorders
Strategic Alliance with Codex Digital to Develop High-Speed Uncompressed V-RAW Recorder for VariCam 35 Also Disclosed
Panasonic today announced updates to its new VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders, including Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording, as well as a strategic product development alliance with Codex Digital to deliver a high-speed 4K uncompressed RAW recorder for the VariCam 35 camera.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Hosts Seminars From Industry Leaders At The 2014 NAB SHOW
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Hosts Seminars From Industry Leaders At The 2014 NAB SHOWInfluential Speakers from the Film & Television Industries Talk Technology
Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, welcomes three, leading influencers from the film and television industries to host seminars on the latest techniques and technologies at the company’s NAB Booth C9520 on Wednesday April 9 during the show. Accredited time-lapse photographer Ryan Killackey, renowned filmmaker Ketch Rossi and esteemed British filmmaker Philip Bloom will each share their insights into the complex, inner workings of the film and television industries and why they choose to rely on Miller Camera Support, LLC equipment when out in the field.
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New SPEEDLEVEL Clamp is the Fastest Way to Level Sachtler Heads
News: New SPEEDLEVEL Clamp is the Fastest Way to Level Sachtler HeadsSachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec group company, launches the SPEEDLEVEL Clamp - an innovative new bowl clamp that is the perfect accessory for Sachtler's renowned range of 100mm heads.
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Sound Devices Hosts Lineup of Renowned Industry Professionals at its Booth During NAB 2014
Hear from the Pros as They Discuss Today’s World of Audio and Video Production
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, will host several presentations from leading industry professionals at its booth throughout the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546).
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Roland Systems Group Demonstrates Surround Field Recording and Monitoring with Holophone and DTS at NAB Show
News: Roland Systems Group Demonstrates Surround Field Recording and Monitoring with Holophone and DTS at NAB ShowRoland Systems Group in cooperation with DTS and Holophone microphones are pleased to be demonstrating a 3D recording and monitoring solution for sound designers and location recordists at their NAB Booth C8635.
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ARRI Unveils L5 LED Fresnel
News: ARRI Unveils L5 LED FresnelARRI is pleased to announce the newest member of the L-Series, the compact and lightweight L5. The L-Series started with the L7, an LED Fresnel with 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 in a smaller, more portable form.
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ARRI Pro Camera Accessories Expand Support
News: ARRI Pro Camera Accessories Expand SupportARRI Pro Camera Accessories (PCA) continue to expand with more options for shooters needing high-quality, rugged equipment that will last on a variety of cameras. Relying on customer feedback and demand, these latest offerings from PCA will support cameras for cinema, broadcast, documentaries and more.
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ARRI Electronic Control System To Include More Camera and Lens Compatibility
News: ARRI Electronic Control System To Include More Camera and Lens CompatibilityARRI’s Electronic Control System is a sophisticated toolset for remote camera and lens control. It includes the award-winning WCU-4 wireless hand unit, which displays extensive lens data when used with ALEXA Plus and Studio cameras, as well as its smaller companion, the SXU-1 single axis hand unit controlling either focus, iris, or zoom. A range of new motor controllers gives the Electronic Control System complete operational autonomy, allowing the WCU-4 and other system elements to be used with all types of cameras, including the new ARRI AMIRA cameras and other third-party cameras.
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ARRI Previews New ARRIRAW Converter (ARC) 3.1 at NAB
News: ARRI Previews New ARRIRAW Converter (ARC) 3.1 at NABARRI is currently working on a new version of ARRIRAW Converter that will be optimized for the new Mac Pro and updated to support the latest features in OS X Mavericks. ARC 3.1 will be previewed at NAB.
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ARRI AMIRA Begins Shipping in April
News: ARRI AMIRA Begins Shipping in AprilARRI is pleased to announce the highly anticipated AMIRA documentary-style camera, available in a range of upgradeable packages, will begin shipping in April.
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Sachtler Launches New Ace Accessory Range
News: Sachtler Launches New Ace Accessory RangeSachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec group company, has announced the release of a new range of premium camera support gear – the Ace Accessories – to complement the established Ace product range. Ace Accessories include the Ace Base Plate, Ace Follow Focus and Ace Matte Box, and can be bought individually or as a package.
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Sachtler V-Mount Digital Battery and Fast Charger Series Launching at NAB 2014
News: Sachtler V-Mount Digital Battery and Fast Charger Series  Launching at NAB 2014New Lines are Uniquely Optimized to Power Today's Cameras and Auxiliary Equipment
Sachtler®, a Vitec Group brand and world leading producer of camera support equipment, will introduce its new V-Mount Digital Battery Series and Fast Charger Series at NAB 2014. The high performance V-Mount Digital Battery Series enhances Sachtler's industry leading roster of products with a battery line optimized specifically to power the digital cameras now being used for broadcast, cinema, and new media production. The Fast Charger Series supports the V-mount battery with a new algorithm that ensures the fastest available charging sequence while delivering superior energy efficiency. Sachtler will unveil these innovative lines at their exhibit (booth #C6025) at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas, which runs April 7-10.
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Hummingbird Productions Produces Highly Moving Score Behind "Living Hope"
News: Hummingbird Productions Produces Highly Moving Score Behind "Living Hope"New Independent Documentary Film Profiling People Helping the Poor in South Africa
Hummingbird Productions, one of America’s leading producers of original music and sound design for the entertainment and advertising industries, has contributed the score behind the just released documentary film “Living Hope.” The new film depicts the stories of three extraordinary individuals who have devoted their lives to serving the poor in South Africa. The announcement was made today by Bob Farnsworth, CEO/Founder/Creative Director, Hummingbird Productions.
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MEWShop Announces New Mac OS X Mavericks Support Essentials Workshop
Learn How to Effectively Navigate OS X While Discovering the Secret Tips and Tricks of the Trade; Receive Preparation and Training Needed to Become Apple Certified
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, recently announced the new Mac OS X Mavericks Support Essentials workshop. Ideal for personnel using Mac products and those looking to more effectively navigate their way around the OS X Mavericks systems, this three-day course provides an in-depth exploration of troubleshooting on OS S Mavericks. It is designed to give students a tour of the breadth and depth of OS X Mavericks as well as the best methods for effectively supporting users of OS X Mavericks systems. A combination of lectures and hands-on exercises, the workshop is specifically designed to provide real-world experience and learning.
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MA 135/T1.9 Completes Master Anamorphic Family from ZEISS and ARRI
News: MA 135/T1.9 Completes Master Anamorphic Family from ZEISS and ARRIComprehensive Range of High-Performance Anamorphic Cine Lenses Now Availablele on the Market
ARRI and ZEISS will be presenting the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic MA135/T1.9 at their booths at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas. This lens completes the Master Anamorphic family, bringing it to a total of seven focal lengths.
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‘I Am Road Comic’ Sneaks Into The Friars Club Comedy Film Festival
News: ‘I Am Road Comic’ Sneaks Into The Friars Club Comedy Film FestivalI AM ROAD COMIC, the follow-up to Superlounge director Jordan Brady’s cult-favorite stand-up documentary I AM COMIC, is hitting the festival circuit with a sneak preview of the work-in-progress in New York at THE FRIARS CLUB COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL (FCCFF) on April 4, 2014, at 6:30pm. In the film, more than two dozen comics - including Pete Holmes, T.J. Miller, Marc Maron, Doug Benson, Kyle Kinane, Maria Bamford, Judah Friedlander, Jim Norton, W. Kamau Bell, Nikki Glaser and Alonzo Bodden - discuss the nuts and bolts of working the road in bars and clubs.
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ASSIMILATE Licenses ProRes for SCRATCH Encoding on Microsoft Windows
ASSIMILATE Announced Today New v8 Versions of its SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab Software to Allow Encoding of Apple ProRes Files on Microsoft Windows 7/8-based PCs. The SCRATCH Data-Centric DI System is the Most Comprehensive, End-to-End Cinema and Broadcast Imaging Tool. Artists On-Set or in Post Production Can Now Use Both the OS X and Windows Versions Of The Software, and are Guaranteed the Highest Possible Quality and Encoding Speeds on Each Platform.
ASSIMILATE, the industry's leading provider of DI and dailies digital workflow tools, announced today new v8 versions of its popular SCRATCH® and SCRATCH Lab® software, allowing users to encode Apple ProRes files on Microsoft Windows 7/8-based PCs. Customers can now use both the OS X and Windows versions of the software, and artists either on-set or in post-production are guaranteed the highest possible quality and encoding speeds on each platform. SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab v8 (including ProRes encoding for Windows 7/8) are available immediately.
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Technicolor Launches Creative District, an Online Professional Network for Filmmakers and Creative Professionals to Collaborate and #Createmore
Creative District Offers Grants in Support of Worthy Projects Profiled on its Network
Creative District, a venture backed by Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH; OTCQX: TCLRY), launches today an online professional network for filmmakers and other creative professionals to connect, collaborate, display and develop their projects. The platform offers creatives a new networking experience to establish and maintain valuable professional relationships online. Whether users are looking to hire a team, get feedback on their project, or acquire the right gear or location, Creative District is designed to connect them to the right people at the right time to get their projects done.
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Zylight Hosts Free Lighting Presentations at NAB 2014
News: Zylight Hosts Free Lighting Presentations at NAB 2014Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will host three free presentations that detail the use of LED lighting for a variety of production applications at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C5346). All presentations are at 1 p.m. at the Zylight booth and will feature insights from industry professionals who use Zylight products on location or in the studio.
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Style4Type Takes Adobe Premiere Pro To A Whole New Level From walterbiscardi.com
WalterBiscardi.com announces the immediate availability of Style4Type, templates and typestyles that will change the way you think about Adobe Premiere Pro’s Titler. Developed by long time creative professional, Tim Kolb (Kolb Productions) Style4Type unleashes the potential of Premiere Pro’s Title Tool, underutilized by many users until now.
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Sachtler Adds Slider Compatibility to Ace L
News: Sachtler Adds Slider Compatibility to Ace LSachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec group company, has redeveloped its Ace L fluid head to make it compatible with all types of sliders. The Ace L 75mm tripod head can now be conveniently converted to a flat base, through the removal of a bottom screw, and mounted on a range of sliders.
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Reel FX Signs Directors Ben Orisich and Justin Malone
News: Reel FX Signs Directors Ben Orisich and Justin MaloneReel FX builds Live-Action Director Roster
Digital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica bolsters its live-action director roster with the additions of Ben Orisich and Justin Malone for commercial representation. An award-winning director/creative director/VFX artist, Orisich has helmed multiple Super Bowl spots and national campaigns for ESPN, NBC, NASCAR, IZOD, Indy500 and ABC, among many others. Reel FX will represent Orisich in Texas and the southwest exclusively. Malone has directed spots for numerous agencies and has several award-winning narrative and documentary films under his belt including "Undocumented," "Hurry Up and Wait" and "Blue." Reel FX will represent Malone nationwide. The company’s roster also includes two other directors, Dale Carman and Kevin Althans. Together they will handle turnkey, soup-to-nuts projects for which Reel FX will be also be the editing, audio, VFX and finishing company of record.
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3rd Annual Sun Valley Film Festival Wraps; 'Little Accidents' Takes Home the Vision Award, While 'Blue Ruin' and 'Antarctica: A Year on Ice' Pick Up the One-In-A-Million Awards
News: 3rd Annual Sun Valley Film Festival Wraps; 'Little Accidents' Takes Home the Vision Award, While 'Blue Ruin' and 'Antarctica: A Year on Ice' Pick Up the One-In-A-Million AwardsThe 3rd annual Sun Valley Film Festival wrapped up a successful, fun-packed festival over the weekend with a jumping Saturday night awards party hosted by actor Michael Weaver and a rousing set by Nashville rockers Those Darlins entertained the crowd with the winners pogoing and moshing their way into the night. Sunday saw a final Coffee Talk with filmmaker Kevin Smith on hand to delight a packed house at the nexStage Theater, as well as present an encore 20th anniversary screening of his landmark film CLERKS.
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FOX Sports 1 Selects Aframe to Get Breaking Sports News and Insider Content to Air
By Eliminating Time-Consuming Transcoding Steps And Ingesting Original Format Master Copies, Aframe’s Secure Cloud Video Production Platform Streamlines The Breaking Sports Workflow
Aframe announced the success of its cloud video production and asset management platform at the FOX Sports 1 broadcast channel. FOX Sports 1’s Assignment Desk relies on Aframe technology for automated ingest and delivery of content from its global network partners and freelance sports journalists, called “stringers” for news media submission workflow.
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'A Woman with Three Nuts' Stars Hersh Rephun & Tiffany King at the Pig 'n Whistle
News: 'A Woman with Three Nuts' Stars Hersh Rephun & Tiffany King at the Pig 'n WhistleComedians absorb experiences and lessons, turning it all into material. Some comics hit the stage unfiltered, stepping out of their lives and into the spotlight. Others, like Hersh Rephun, convey their truths through the prism of characterization. Hersh can put up with "himself" (a responsible dad/husband) about a third of the time.
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Sachtler Launches New 75mm Aluminum Tripod
News: Sachtler Launches New 75mm Aluminum TripodSachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec group company, has released the next upgrade to its renowned FSB product line with its brand new ENG 75/2 D HD tripod.
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Blackmagic Design Congratulates Oscar Nominated Films Colored on DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design would like to congratulate “12 Years a Slave,” “Captain Phillips,” “Philomena” and “20 Feet From Stardom” on their 2014 Oscar® nominations, awarded by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®. Blackmagic Design is proud to announce that color correction for all of these films was done on DaVinci Resolve. “20 Feet From Stardom,” which won this year’s Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, was also completed using Blackmagic Design’s Teranex 2D Processor.
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MAXON 3D Software Solutions and Creativity Take Center Stage at 2014 NAB Show, Las Vegas, April 7 – 10, 2014 (Booth# SL 8620)
Digital Artists Showcase the Role of Cinema 4D in Visual Effects, Motion Graphics and Design; Booth Presentations Streaming Live on c4dlive.com
MAXON invites convention attendees to stop by its exhibitor booth, #SL 8620, at the 2014 NAB Show®, “…the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums…”, April 7 – 10, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Alice Cooper DocOpera from Banger Films Uses Teranex 2D Processor and DaVinci Resolve
News: Alice Cooper DocOpera from Banger Films Uses Teranex 2D Processor and DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced Toronto based Banger Films used Teranex 2D Processor and DaVinci Resolve to complete “Super Duper Alice Cooper,” a new documentary looking at the life of Alice Cooper. The film will premiere in the US at the upcoming 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and will be distributed commercially worldwide.
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'Helium' Fills AFI With Pride
Oscar®-Winning Short Film Carries On Long Tradition at the American Film Institute
When "HELIUM," the story of a terminally ill boy who finds joy in a fantasy world created by an eccentric hospital janitor, won the Oscar® for Best Live Action Short Film at last night's Academy Awards® ceremony, it extended a long winning streak of excellence by graduates of the American Film Institute Conservatory. Kim Magnusson (AFI Class of 1991) produced the film, one of three nominated projects that had AFI alumni participation. Since 1974, AFI Conservatory graduates have received an astonishing total of 133 nominations and 27 gold statuettes. In addition, a number of marble Student Academy Awards for AFI thesis projects are on display in the Louis B. Mayer Library on AFI's Hollywood campus.
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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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Panasonic Unveils Third-Generation VariCam HS with 1080P High-Speed/Variable Frame Rate AVC-ULTRA Recording to 240FPS
News: Panasonic Unveils Third-Generation VariCam HS with 1080P High-Speed/Variable Frame Rate AVC-ULTRA Recording to 240FPSAVC-Ultra Provides 12-bit 4:4:4 Acquisition Capabilities for Critical Field Mastering and Archiving, And Efficient 4:2:2 10-Bit Recordings For Documentaries and Sports; Innovative Modular Design Allows Cameras to Dock with Common AVC-ULTRA Based Recording Module
Panasonic today announced a third-generation VariCam® camera, the VariCam HS, that incorporates the company’s AVC-ULTRA family of video codecs and high speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps to produce extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications.
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Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed Varicam Models with Breakthrough Modular Design as Highlights Of Upcoming National Association Of Broadcasters Show Offerings
News: Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed Varicam Models with Breakthrough Modular Design as Highlights Of Upcoming National Association Of Broadcasters Show OfferingsCompany’s First P2 HD Handheld Camcorder with AVC-ULTRA Recording, New ExpressP2 Card for High-Frame Rate Recording, 2 M/E Live Switcher among Other Advance Announcements
Panasonic today made several announcements about products that will debut at the upcoming National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, April 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Headlining the news is a pair of the company’s signature VariCam® cameras, one a 4K VariCam that incorporates a newly-developed super 35mm MOS image sensor, the second a third-generation, 2/3” VariCam that features high-speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps to produce extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications.
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HOBO Brings Cinema Sound To Top Shows For Discovery, Travel Channel, OWN, Food Network, National Geographic And More
News: HOBO Brings Cinema Sound To Top Shows For Discovery, Travel Channel, OWN, Food Network, National Geographic And MoreAudio Work Heard On “Gold Rush,” “My Dirty Little Secret,” And Upcoming Series On Newly Rebranded American Heroes Channel
What do the cable reality shows “Gold Rush,” “Mysteries at the Museum” and “My Dirty Little Secret” have in common? Besides being hugely successful for Discovery, Travel Channel and Investigation Discovery, respectively, all benefit from a creative partnership with HOBO, the audio post-production house bringing a cinematic sound experience to the small screen.
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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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Radley Looks Toward Sochi with Hilton Olympic Campaign
As some of the greatest athletes in the world slip, slide and glide their way toward gold in Sochi, Radley is celebrating the Winter Olympics with four inspiring mini-documentaries for Hilton’s Honors program. The studio followed four top Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls – Figure Skater Ashley Wagner, Speed Skater Patrick Meek, Hockey Player Meghan Agosto-Marciano and Ski Racer Alana Nichols – on their mission to compete in the games. Radley was responsible for shooting, editing, design and animation for broadcast, digital, in-room, social, print and PR elements of the "Be A Weekender" campaign.
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Igor Martinovic, Director Of Photography For “House Of Cards”! Appears On The Go Creative Show
News: Igor Martinovic, Director Of Photography For “House Of Cards”! Appears On The Go Creative ShowIgor Martinovic, Director of Photography for the Netflix original series “House of Cards” and the Academy Award Winning documentary “Man on Wire” joins Ben Consoli on the Go Creative Show to discuss his career, behind the scenes stories his experiences shooting documentary, feature film, commercial and television.
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ShootersNYC Signs Editor Debbie Mcmurtrey To Diverse Roster Of Editorial Talent
News: ShootersNYC Signs Editor Debbie Mcmurtrey To Diverse Roster Of Editorial TalentShootersNYC, the creative multi-dimensional content company, has signed Editor Debbie McMurtrey to the company’s diverse roster, which also includes Editors Anthony Marinelli, Dave Bradley, and Mark Hutchinson; as well as a large resource of editorial, design, visual effects, and post talent within the Shooters family of companies.
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Twist Signs Worldwide Creative Collective: Tomato
News: Twist Signs Worldwide Creative Collective: TomatoCreative Alliance Expands Both Companies Internationally
Under the leadership and vision of Twist Executive Producer Amyliz Pera, based in Manhattan, the well known and highly respected national production company has entered into a U.S. representation and production agreement with multi-award winning design and film collective Tomato.
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Canon Announces New Firmware Updates for Cinema Cameras and Camcorders along with Optional Cinema EOS C300 Camera Dual Pixel AF Upgrade
Announcements Include a New Canon RC-V100 Remote Control and Firmware Updates for Peripheral Illumination Correction Support and Continuous Recording for EOS C100 Video Camera
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced a variety of performance updates for cameras in its Cinema EOS and XF professional camcorder line. Announced today is a new optional feature upgrade for the EOS C300 Cinema camera which will support Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus (AF) technology and enable continuous autofocusing with the entire line of Canon EF lenses and optimized for Canon’s stepping motor (STM) line of lenses when used with the EOS C300 camera. This optional feature upgrade is expected to be available in May 2014 for a cost of $500.00 and will require the EOS C300 camera body to be shipped to an authorized Canon service center for installation.
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Why We Ride Set For Global Release
News: Why We Ride Set For Global ReleaseWorldwide digital release announced for Bryan Carroll's directorial debut
Gnarlynow Entertainment and Walking West Entertainment have announced that Why We Ride is now available digitally, giving worldwide audiences access to this award winning film. For the first time, wherever Amazon and iTunes is available, audiences around the globe will be able to view the film that has brought the motorcycle community together in celebration of what it means to ride. The film is produced by Bryan H. Carroll and James Walker. Carroll also directed the film.
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Wander Creates Docu Spots & An Animated Video For The Coexist Campaign
News: Wander Creates Docu Spots & An Animated Video For The Coexist CampaignAward-winning creative collective Wander has produced, directed, and designed a media campaign for Coexist Campaign that includes an animated short and two Docu Spots - documentary based commercials.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Presents 2014 Golden Reel Awards
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony held at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 24 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries and other media. Star Wars creator George Lucas presented the annual MPSE Career Achievement Award to Randy Thom, Director of Sound Design at Skywalker Sound. The evening also featured a Special Tribute to sound pioneer Ray Dolby, introduced by MPSE Career Achievement winner Walter Murch.
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Roger Ebert Honored Posthumously with Lifetime Achievement Award
Journalism prize to be presented tomorrow by the University of Illinois; Ebertfest kicking off April 23 with screening of documentary "Life Itself"
The University of Illinois honored Roger Ebert posthumously Tuesday night with the prestigious Illinois Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism. Ebert's wife, Chaz, accepted the award, presented at the University Club in Chicago, following a dinner and reception.
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ARRI Hosts Nebraska & Monuments Men Event
News: ARRI Hosts Nebraska & Monuments Men EventReflecting its long-running association with the Berlin International Film Festival, yesterday ARRI hosted a well-attended Berlinale event at the city’s famous Hotel Adlon with cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, ASC, who recently used ARRI ALEXA cameras and the ARRIRAW format to shoot the anamorphic feature films "Nebraska" and "The Monuments Men."
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AJA Ki Pro Quad Facilitates Affordable 4K Solution for ‘Tree Man’
News: AJA Ki Pro Quad Facilitates Affordable 4K Solution for ‘Tree Man’When New York-based filmmakers Jon Reiner and Brad Rothschild teamed up to produce “Tree Man”, an independent documentary focusing on an Upper West Side Christmas tree vendor, they knew the project would be a challenge. Many of their desired shoot locations had limited access, and there was a very small, fixed window of time to capture all the necessary scenes: the few weeks leading up to Christmas. Additionally, the film’s modest budget topped out at around $100,000; 20% of which was raised though a Kickstarter campaign.
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Rich Joneleit joins the ARRI CSC New Jersey Camera Rental Team
News: Rich Joneleit joins the ARRI CSC New Jersey Camera Rental TeamARRI CSC, the largest full service equipment rental group in the United States, is pleased to announce the addition of Rich Joneleit to the camera rental office in New Jersey. In his role as Camera Rental Agent he will report to Camera Rental Manager Lynn “Gus” Gustafson and will be responsible for establishing and maintaining strong client relationships.
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"The Trials of Muhammad Ali" Wins ABCNEWS VideoSource Award for Best Footage Use
The 2013 ABCNEWS VideoSource Award went to" The Trials of Muhammad Ali." Produced by Kartemquin Films, the doc uses rare and newly discovered archival footage to tell the story of Ali’s struggle to stand up for his spiritual convictions and political conscience, regardless of the cost to his boxing career.
ABCNEWS VideoSource, the news and stock footage licensing arm of ABC News, announced that "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" was the winner of the 2013 ABCNEWS VideoSource Award. Directed by Academy Award-nominated director Bill Siegel, "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" examines Ali’s life outside of boxing, focusing on the years 1967 to 1970, when, after refusing military induction, he was stripped of his heavyweight title and banned from boxing. "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" was honored at the IDA Awards Gala, which took place on December 6, 2013 in Los Angeles.
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Electric Pictures Helps Film Libraries Preserve Assets with Unique Transfer Service
News: Electric Pictures Helps Film Libraries Preserve Assets with Unique Transfer ServiceOrange County post production company specializes in high definition telecine services as a high quality/low cost means of commercializing, restoring and preserving film content.
While most Hollywood movies and television shows are now produced on digital media, one Orange County, California post production company has built a thriving business using video systems that the newer digital technology was meant to replace.
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MAS Hits the Slopes for ESPN Doc on Olympian Mark McMorris
News: MAS Hits the Slopes for ESPN Doc on Olympian Mark McMorrisMAS recently scored director David Tindale's Making Your Mark, a 44-minute documentary following 20-year-old Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris.
MAS (Music and Strategy) recently scored director David Tindale’s "Making Your Mark," a 44-minute documentary following 20-year-old Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris. Coordinating closely between its New York and Los Angeles studios, MAS created and scored 25 cues to help tell the exhilarating story of the phenom’s rise from snow-obsessed youngster to Olympian gliding toward gold in Sochi.
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Family of Woman Film Festival Will Take Place in Sun Valley, March 7-10
The 7th annual Family of Woman Film Festival will take place at the Sun Valley Opera House, March 7-10, with dramatic and documentary film screenings from around the globe and internationally recognized speakers. A special pre-film festival event with Allison Shigo, producer of the Emmy Award-winning documentary film, "A Walk to Beautiful," which was presented at the 2009 Family of Woman Film Festival, will launch a new festival retrospective of filmmakers returning to talk about their current life and work.
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Larry Jordan to conduct GTC workshop on video editing
News: Larry Jordan to conduct GTC workshop on video editingVideo editing guru Larry Jordan will conduct an all-day workshop for the Guild of Television Cameramen on Sunday March 2 at the National Film & Television School in Beaconsfield.
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Roger Ebert Doc "Life Itself" Conquers Nyc Snowstorm
Director Steve James with Chaz Ebert
Close to 200 people braved the inclement weather to attend the Rooftop Films and Piper-Heidsieck hosted sneak preview of the new documentary, "LIFE ITSELF" at The Paley Center for Media. On hand to see the screening were the late critic’s wife Chaz Ebert, Director Steve James, Actress Yael Stone (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK), Director Alex Ross Perry, and indie actress Kate Lyn Shiel along with noted film critic A.O. Scott (The New York Times) who conducted a Q&A with Chaz, Steve and filmmaker Rahmin Bahrani. The NYC screening was held hot on the heels of a buzzy showing in Sundance.
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Joey L. Highlights Ethiopian Narrative with Zylight
News: Joey L. Highlights Ethiopian Narrative with ZylightFilm Shoot Relies on Battery-Powered F8 LED Fresnel in Remote Region
Known professionally as Joey L., Joey Lawrence is a still photographer by trade and still new at directing live action projects. The story of his new short film, "People of the Delta," was developed from his five years of photography work in Southern Ethiopia. Shot on location in the region, the project relied heavily on the Zylight F8 LED Fresnel when conditions proved problematic for HMI lighting instruments.
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Carol Channing Surprises An Original Super Bowl IV Attendee in This MRB-Produced Digital Content Piece for Pepsi Promoting the Brands Get Hyped for Halftime Campaign
A new Pepsi digital content video, directed by Chris Mantzaris and produced by Emmy Award-winning production company MRB Productions, which pays homage to Carol Channing’s famous Super Bowl IV halftime show, marked its debut last week on Pepsi’s YouTube Channel.
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Cut+Run's Joel Miller Edits "Old Timers," With Carol Channing For PepsiCo
News: Cut+Run's Joel Miller Edits "Old Timers," With Carol Channing For PepsiCoAn unsuspecting Rory O’Connor is given a twice in a lifetime opportunity to meet and be entertained by the amazing, indefatigable Carol Channing in the new Pepsi digital short via The Barbarian Group. In the piece, directed by Chris Mantzaris and edited by Cut+Run’s Joel Miller, Rory O’Connor is interviewed during a Legion bingo tournament under the guise of a documentary about Super Bowl IV. After warmly recalling Channing’s 1970 halftime show, he is surprised and thrilled with a reprise performance by the larger-than-life Channing on stage in the tiny Legion Hall.
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Slovakia's Jessenius Faculty of Medicine invests in Quantel for S3D medical video production
Top university purchases Pablo Rio for stereoscopic teaching videos
Slovakia's leading medical school, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, has chosen Quantel Pablo Rio 4K high-quality color and finishing software for the recording and finishing of stereoscopic 3D videos of medical procedures. The faculty, a research arm of Bratislava's Comenius University, has also purchased a Neo Nano panel for enhanced and interactive stereo and color control. The Pablo Rio system was sold via Quantel's Slovakia-based partner, AVDigital s.r.o.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2014 Board of Directors Officers
News: Visual Effects Society Announces its 2014 Board of Directors OfficersJeffrey A. Okun Re-elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2014 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2014 Board meeting. The officers include Jeffrey A. Okun, who was re-elected for a sixth one-year team as Board Chair.
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ARRI Now Taking Amira Orders, Prices Start At $39,999.00
News: ARRI Now Taking Amira Orders, Prices Start At $39,999.00ARRI announces today that pricing has been set for its new documentary-style camera, AMIRA. Orders are now being taken. Prices for the camera with viewfinder start at $39,999.00 and customers can choose from a wide range of feature and accessory options to build their ideal package.
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Sound Devices Named 2013 Business Of The Year By Reedsburg Area Chamber Of Commerce
Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production, has been named 2013 Business of the Year by the Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce.
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First Wave Tv Signs Director Kit Lynch-Robinson
News: First Wave Tv Signs Director Kit Lynch-RobinsonNY-based First Wave TV has signed London-based director Kit Lynch-Robinson for U.S. representation. His diverse portfolio reflects the essence of visual storytelling, as Lynch-Robinson has crafted emotionally engaging work for top brands such as Google, Samsung, Ikea, McDonald’s and Peugeot. An early adapter of digital content, Kit’s nuanced work has earned notable viral reach for content encompassing documentary, scripted comedy and action genres.
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SIM Digital Toronto to Host Technology Showcase on January 30
News: SIM Digital Toronto to Host Technology Showcase on January 30The latest cameras, lenses, lighting, camera accessories, workflow technology and much more to be featured in Las Vegas-themed event.
Some of the world’s leading manufacturers of camera systems, lenses, lighting equipment, workflow technology and other film and television production gear will be on hand as SIM Digital, along with PS Production Services and Bling Digital, hosts its SIM Technology Showcase on January 30th. Held annually at SIM’s headquarters in Toronto, the showcase has become a can’t miss event for seasoned and emerging production professionals seeking to connect with industry experts. Exhibitors at this year’s event will include ARRI, which will be showing the ARRI AMIRA, its new documentary-style camera, for the first time in Canada. Sony will be demonstrating new workflows for its popular F55 camera system.
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Elbow Releases Material From New Album Shot on the Pocket Cinema Camera
News: Elbow Releases Material From New Album Shot on the Pocket Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced that alternative rock band Elbow has released exclusive first look footage of tracks from its forthcoming album shot on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera by Salford based production company Soup Co.
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Technicolor – PostWorks New York Supports Numerous Films Screening at Sundance
In a sign of its ongoing commitment to independent film, Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, provided post production services for eight films screening at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The facility delivered a variety of creative and technical services, ranging from editorial systems to color grading, for the films, which include two dramatic features, a comedy feature, three feature-length documentaries and two shorts.
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The D4D’s 'The Art & Science of Beer’ Wins Award For Best Short Documentary at the 2014 Taste Awards
News: The D4D’s 'The Art & Science of Beer’ Wins Award For Best Short Documentary at the 2014 Taste Awards“The Art & Science of Beer featuring Charlie ‘The Pope of Foam’ Bamforth” by The Department of The 4th Dimension (The D4D), was named Best Short Documentary at last night’s Taste Awards gala. The film is part of the Onward California series created by The D4D for the University of California.
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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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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Complete Golden Reel Nominations
The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards in all categories. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2013 Golden Reel Nominees for Feature Films
The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards in feature film categories. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented film editors and their contributions to the best films of the past year. Nominations for television, animation and computer entertainment categories will be announced on Friday, January 17th.
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California Amish Adds Director Lily Henderson
News: California Amish Adds Director Lily HendersonCalifornia Amish has added award-winning documentary film director and editor Lily Henderson to its roster.
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Canon Cinema EOS C300 Digital Cameras, EOS 5D Mark III Cameras and EOS 7D DSLR Cameras Deliver the Imaging Performance, Convenience, and Compact Size Needed by a Versatile Director
News: Canon Cinema EOS C300 Digital Cameras, EOS 5D Mark III Cameras and EOS 7D DSLR Cameras Deliver the Imaging Performance, Convenience, and Compact Size Needed by a Versatile Director“It all comes down to telling great stories,” asserted filmmaker Matt Ogens. “There are different types of stories, and the nature of the story itself may change how I capture it on film. To decide on that, I collaborate with a director of photography (DP) and ask what type of camera he or she thinks is best for each project from a creative perspective, but sometimes the reality of a budget may also dictate what cameras are available to me. We will discuss the look I want for the story and then the DP and I will choose the camera.” A specialist in directing commercials and documentaries, Ogens revealed that his latest projects have relied on the features and attributes of the Cinema EOS C300 digital cameras, EOS 5D Mark III cameras and EOS 7D Digital SLR cameras from Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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Suggestions for Successful Corporate Meetings
CEO Shares Tips for Encouraging Productive Collaboration
In survey after survey, meetings get knocked by everyone from employees to senior executives as being among the biggest waste of work hours.
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Two Films Created By The D4D Are Shortlisted For The OneScreen Festival
News: Two Films Created By The D4D Are Shortlisted For The OneScreen FestivalThe D4D's "A Universal Language" and "A Beautiful, Artistic Symphony" have been shortlisted for the OneScreen film festival in the documentary category. OneScreen is an extension of the One Club's mission to elevate the creative standards in advertising and design in all its forms. The winning films will screen on January 28th, 2014 at the Sunshine Cinemas in New York.
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Sky High Scrapers Set For Dazzling Heights
News: Sky High Scrapers Set For Dazzling HeightsFinal post-production completed for first series of factual doc, following the gravity-defying exploits of the most daring, high-level maintenance workers in the US.
BTV completed full post-production for the factual doc, exploring the gravity defying exploits of Abseilon Building Services; America’s largest high-rise cleaning company.
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Sound Devices PIX 260i Production Video Recorders Get In Sync With Latest Firmware Update
Advanced Metadata Editing Functionality Also Available
Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production, announces its latest firmware update, Version 1.50, for its PIX 260i Production Video Recorder. PIX 260i recorders seamlessly replace tape-based video decks in production and post-production environments, while also offering 32 tracks of audio recording and playback. The latest firmware, which is available as a free download to all PIX 260i users, further streamlines production workflows with several powerful upgrades.
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Iceland Cements its Position as Top Choice for Filmmakers the World Over
News: Iceland Cements its Position as Top Choice for Filmmakers the World OverIceland, renowned for its out-of-this-world landscapes and extreme, unique environment has confirmed its status as filmmakers favourite as it celebrates a deluge of blockbuster movies and TV productions recently filmed on the island.
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Anton/Bauer Pumps The Power Behind "Kvadrat" Techno DJ Documentary
News: Anton/Bauer Pumps The Power Behind "Kvadrat" Techno DJ DocumentaryDIONIC HC and DIONIC HCX Help First-Time Film Director Capture Behind-the-Scenes Footage of Russian DJ
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, has recently gone deep into the world of a well-known Russian Techno DJ with French/Russian director Anatoly Ivanov for his first full-length documentary, "Kvadrat." Ivanov had always worked as a still photographer until friends proposed he give cinema a try. After several experiments using video that often incorporated Anton/Bauer batteries, Ivanov came across well-known Russian Techno DJ Andrey Pushkarev, of DeepMix.ru fame, who agreed to be the focus of Ivanov’s first documentary. The two began their collaboration in February 2011 and have since spent two and a half years on the pre-production, production and post-production processes.
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Milkt’s Danny Clinch Wears Gap Well in 2013
News: Milkt’s Danny Clinch Wears Gap Well in 2013After a several-year TV advertising hiatus, Gap pushed back into the spotlight in 2013 with a pair of celebrity-driven campaigns directed by Milkt‘s Danny Clinch via Peterson Milla Hooks. This autumn’s "Back to Blue" campaign featured Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of Billy Joel, and Dhani Harrison, son of George Harrison, delivering their own renditions of two of their fathers’ most beloved hits. The recent "Make Love" campaign follows legendary singer Tony Bennett into a high school, where he belts out his classic "The Best Is Yet to Come" with student beneficiaries of his Exploring the Arts Foundation.
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Shane Meadows Chooses Blackmagic Cameras For Jake Bugg’s “Slumville Sunrise” Music Video
News: Shane Meadows Chooses Blackmagic Cameras For Jake Bugg’s “Slumville Sunrise” Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that director Shane Meadows shot Jake Bugg’s latest music video on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera, and completed color correction on DaVinci Resolve.
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Academy and Emmy Award-Nominated Documentary Director Chooses Shared Storage from Small Tree
Kirby Dick Selects TitaniumZ-8 for Use at Chain Camera Pictures
Kirby Dick, an Academy and Emmy Award-nominated documentary director, best known for his work on "This Film is Not Yet Rated," "The Invisible War" and "Twist of Faith," selected Small Tree’s TitaniumZ-8 shared storage system for installation at Chain Camera Pictures in Los Angeles. After the successful implementation of the TitaniumZ-8 in the editing suite at Chain Camera Pictures, Dick purchased another Small Tree system for installation in his office located about a quarter of a mile away.
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Sachtler a Hit on “West Coast Customs”
News: Sachtler a Hit on “West Coast Customs”The hit vehicle-build reality show, “West Coast Customs”, which airs on Fox Sports, documents luxury automotive restyling work as it is done by the team at the world-famous shop in Corona, California. While much of the cinematic style is handheld, shots that require tripod-mounted cameras must allow the operator to mimic the handheld look, which by its very nature is unsteady. But at the same time, movement must be dampened enough so that a long lens can be used for close-ups from a distance.
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Pedestal Television Launches Levelling Head System For Polecam
News: Pedestal Television Launches Levelling Head System For PolecamPedestal Television’s engineering brand, Bosher is proud to announce the arrival of the new Bosher levelling system for Polecam, the highly regarded single operator lightweight camera jib.
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Three of Change, Creative Agency for International Documentary, "Buried Secrets of the Buddha"
News: Three of Change, Creative Agency for International Documentary, "Buried Secrets of the Buddha"Three of Change, Creative Agency for International Documentary, "Buried Secrets of the Buddha" premiering on the National Geographic Channel.
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Sachtler Ace L and Petrol Bags Take Yourd and Team on Gennadiy Journey
News: Sachtler Ace L and Petrol Bags Take Yourd and Team on Gennadiy JourneyThe documentary Gennadiy, follows Gennadiy Mokhnenko, whose life cause is to save the children forced to the streets of Mariupol, Ukraine, since the day the Soviet Union fell. The filming challenges are often unexpected. “We had to be ready in a moment’s notice to adapt--whether it be moving locations or adjusting the story,” explains producer/director Danny Yourd. “A lot depends on this, so the equipment always reflects this challenge. We need to be able to carry everything and move – so it was crucial we take into account what we chose to bring with us. That’s why the portability and strength of the Sachtler Ace L and the safety and protection of Petrol bags are ideal for the project.”
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Navigation Films Cruises Into 4K Post with Facilis TerraBlock
News: Navigation Films Cruises Into 4K Post with Facilis TerraBlockNavigation Films Co-Owner and Managing Director Mike Charlton moved to Dubai in 2003 to launch a local facility for Atlas Television – a UK-based video kit rental house.
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ARRI AMIRA Puts 35mm Sensor in Documentary-Style PackageARRI AMIRA Puts 35mm Sensor in Documentary-Style Package
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The Toaster and TimThe Toaster and Tim's Vermeer
The inventor of the NewTek Video Toaster was certain that he figured out the secret behind the uncanny realism of one of the world's greatest painters, and certain he could use the same methods to duplicate it. Really? Yes, really. Join us for a conversation with NewTek founder Tim Jenison on the unexpected intersection of art, technology, obsession and the Video Toaster in the wonderfully provocative documentary called Tim's Vermeer.
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We love talking about tools and technologies, but there's a lot more to filmmaking than cameras and computers. Writer/director/producer Rick Castañeda has made over 30 short films, and just wrapped his first feature. Here, he offers hard-won insights into the practical details of making an independent film.
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Using a Little Blackmagic to Revisit a DocumentaryUsing a Little Blackmagic to Revisit a Documentary
Pixie Dust flows from Blackmagic Design's Teranex 2D Processor to integrate and upconvert newly discovered vintage SD footage, photographic stills and new interviews into a re-edited and remastered 2001 documentary memorializing the 1963 NCAA "Game of Change" between Mississippi State University and Loyola. Over 60% of the new DVD/Blu-ray includes new footage or pictures, and the challenge was to make the old SD footage look as good as possible in an HD project.
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Filmmaker follows up Sundance debut with showing at SXSW 2014
Adobe After Effects and Photoshop help filmmaker represent analog content in digital format Jeffrey Radice came into filmmaking in a non-traditional way. He was working in I.T. and making a decent income when friends asked him to fund their moviemaking efforts. After producing two consecutive short films at the Sundance...
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Film and music converge on and off screen at SXSW 2014
Documentary on Stones Throw Records showing in Austin ahead of theatrical release Since 2009, Rob Bralver and Jeff Broadway of Gatling Pictures have worked together on documentary films that tell stories of social importance. Their latest project, OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON (THIS IS STONES THROW RECORDS) , explores the...
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Documentary on dam removal enjoys SXSW 2014 premiere
Adobe Premiere Pro workflow enables filmmakers to edit 90 minute film in REDCODE raw Directors Travis Rummel and Ben Knight have been making films together for 10 years. After starting out as still photographers with no real working knowledge of how to make films, they were inspired to try theirs...
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