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DPA Microphones Gets Up Close and Personal with Scarlett Johansson for "Lucy"
News: DPA Microphones Gets Up Close and Personal with Scarlett Johansson for "Lucy"Company's d:screet™ 4060 Miniature Microphones delivered perfect audio even when hidden inside the actress’ t-shirt on set
DPA Microphones has turned up in some unusual places, but inside Scarlett Johansson’s t-shirt has to be one of the brand’s more exotic locations. Three of the company’s d:screet™ 4060 Miniature Microphones were used to capture Johansson’s performance during the making of Lucy, a new film directed by Luc Besson that is due for theatrical release this Friday, July 25. According to French sound engineer Stéphane Bucher, the d:screet 4060s were absolutely perfect for this role because they offered exceptional audio quality.
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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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Rent the RED Epic Dragon Sensor Camera From Adorama Rental Co Today
The Industry’s Hottest New 6K Digital Still and Motion Camera is Now Available from Adorama Rental Co; Filmmakers can get Their Hands on the RED Epic Dragon Sensor Camera with Mounts Compatible for Leica-M, Canon EF, Nikon and PL Lenses Starting at Just $910
Adorama Rental Co (ARC), the industry source for professional cinematographers, videographers and photographers, is now renting out the RED Epic Dragon Sensor digital cinema camera. The brand new 6K RED Dragon® sensor allows filmmakers to capture over 9x more pixels than HD, while 19 MP packs in detail beyond belief. The RED Epic is helmed as a groundbreaking still and motion camera that can capture up to 100 frames per second at full resolution, translating into thousands of chances to capture the perfect image.
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AlphaDogs "Movie Night" Interrupted By Mysterious Stranger
News: AlphaDogs "Movie Night" Interrupted By Mysterious StrangerWe’ve all heard the cliché “fix it in post” while working on a project, but what often is not given enough thought is who will fix it in post? Choosing the right post-production facility to finish your project is something every independent filmmaker should take into careful consideration before production even begins. Finding a trusted partner who can work with you from concept to finish and has a genuine interest in making sure your project looks and sounds its absolute best is key to getting your work noticed. Post is no longer “just post” and in today’s world not all post-production facilities are the same when it comes to the level of service offered to indie filmmakers.
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Troma Catches Mad Cow! "Mad Cow" the Movie to be Released by Troma Entertainment
News: Troma Catches Mad Cow! "Mad Cow" the Movie to be Released by Troma EntertainmentThe Cow-ntdown is on! Troma Entertainment is proud to announce that it will be releasing "Mad Cow" (the film) worldwide.
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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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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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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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Lightcraft Technology Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary as a Global Leader in On-Set Virtual Tracking and Visualization Solutions for Entertainment Industry
Lightcraft Technology, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, today announced that 2014 marks the company's 10th year anniversary of its founding and also announced the opening of a development office in Portland, Oregon.
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Pegasus Production Services Opens in Boise
Pegasus Production Services has opened for business in Boise to provide mobile production services to the growing motion picture and commercial production industry in Idaho and the northwest.
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The Padcaster and "BeTerrific" Live Broadcast More Than 10 Hours of Footage From Cine Gear Expo LA Using Only iPads, iPhones and iPods
News: The Padcaster and "BeTerrific" Live Broadcast More Than 10 Hours of Footage From Cine Gear Expo LA Using Only iPads, iPhones and iPodsNearly 300k Viewers Tune in for Live Broadcast Powered by The Padcaster Using Only iOS devices in Conjunction with the Newest FiLMiC Pro beta app and MXL Mics; Josh Apter Joined by Emmy Award® Winner Michael Artsis of "BeTerrific" and Mitch Aunger of Planet5D
The Padcaster®, the revolutionary iPad case that transforms Apple’s tablet into an on-the-go video production studio, recently teamed up with five-time Emmy Award®-winning journalist Michael Artsis of "BeTerrific" and Mitch Aunger, founder and CEO of planet5D, to broadcast live from Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles, which took place at The Studios at Paramount on June 6th and 7th. The first broadcast of its kind, the team created a full on multi-camera production for BeTerrific.com using iFilmmaking techniques, using iPads, iPad minis, iPhones and iPod touches as the only cameras. A total of 10 hours of footage was broadcast live throughout the weekend, with nearly 300,000 viewers tuning in.
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David Attenborough’s 3D Journey Launching At Glastonbury 2014
News: David Attenborough’s 3D Journey Launching At Glastonbury 2014Unique Glasses-Free 3D Experience in Association with Atlantic Productions, Go Entertain and Stream TV Networks to Take Place in the Greenpeace Field
The world premiere of "David Attenborough’s 3D Journey" will be shown daily at the CLiMAX Dome on state-of-the-art Ultra-D™ glasses-free 3D screens from Stream TV Networks in the Greenpeace field at this year’s Glastonbury Festival (25th – 29th June).
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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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ModOp Films Welcomes Wendy McColm To Growing Director Roster
News: ModOp Films Welcomes Wendy McColm To Growing Director RosterWriter/Filmmaker With Popular YouTube Channel Delves Deeper Into Brand Work
Production company ModOp Films has signed prolific indie short form filmmaker director Wendy McColm. McColm’s recent digital branded short for H&M “Rendezvous and Other Stories” stars French It-Girl and blogger Jeanne Damas and screened at this year’s Tribeca film festival. The company has also added a full slate of national representation.
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ETIA 2014 Exploration Zone to Showcase Holodeck-Inspired Virtual Reality Technology Driving Immersive Entertainment
Conference Session Draws Tech and Creative Visionaries to Discuss Keys to Unleashing Potential of the Interactive, Immersive Entertainment Experience
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN) have released details on the new Interactive Exploration Zone at the 2014 "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age" (ETIA) conference. The zone will feature developing technologies that are driving the evolution of immersive entertainment experiences. A subsequent evening session, "The Holodeck: Entertainment for the Next Generation," will include an interview with renowned gaming industry creative and executive William "Bing" Gordon of KPCB and a panel discussion including Gordon and other innovators.
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Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital Future
News: Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital FutureEngine Virtual Film Company, a brand-new, creative content and production company, has been launched by Creative Director/Partner Gary Nueman. Having worked with some of the brightest and most ground-breaking creative agencies in the world, including Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide, Nueman has hand-selected his company’s new Directorial roster which includes the talents of Nueman himself, as well as Noah Harald, David Mahmoudieh, Scott McCullough, Kevin McVey, and Andrew Rydzewski.
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International Cinematographers Guild to Field Workflow Panel at Cine Gear, June 7
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) is producing a panel discussion on "New Workflow Choices and the Director of Photography" at the 2014 Cine Gear Expo (http://www.cinegearexpo.com/83/) in the Sherry Lansing Theatre on the Paramount Pictures lot this Saturday, June 7, from 10:15-11:30am.
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Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The Board
News:  Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The BoardEdlund Completes Flagship VFX Sequences for NBC’s Crossbones Series Using Devil & Demon Super-Fast Computing
The Devil & Demon Strategy, manufacturer of super-fast computers for everyone, announced today that renowned visual effects (VFX) creator, Richard Edlund, has joined its board of directors. The winner of seven Academy Awards, Edlund brings a depth and breadth of experience in motion picture and high-end television VFX to the company, and will consult on the development of the Devil and Demon product line to meet the needs of digital artists and studios in entertainment imaging worldwide.
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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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CANON U.S.A. Announces Canon In Action Tour 2014
News: CANON U.S.A. Announces Canon In Action Tour 2014Educational Roadshow Helps Photographers and Filmmaking Enthusiasts Build Their Skills and Unleash Their Creativity
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has kicked off its Canon In Action Tour, an educational roadshow ideal for advanced amateur DSLR users and filmmaking enthusiasts. The tour includes live-learning seminars and workshops in several major U.S. cities now through November 23, 2014.
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The Steadicam Division of the Tiffen Company Expands Its Collection of Smoothee Stabilizing Options with New Drift Camera Mount
Capture All the Intensity, None of the Bumps With New Drift Camera Mount for Steadicam Smoothee
The Steadicam division of The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, has released a new Steadicam Smoothee mount for Drift action cameras, expanding its collection of stabilizer options for filming enthusiasts and professionals. The Steadicam Smoothee, which is featured in the new Apple “Powerful” commercial, lets users capture the action using Drift cameras, without the shakes normally associated with hand-held video. “The Steadicam Smoothee is helping shape a new generation of filmmakers,” comments Steve Tiffen, CEO and President, The Tiffen Company. “Cameras like the Drift offer a new level of versatility we once could have never even imagined. Combine that with the Hollywood ingenuity of Steadicam, and you enable a new class of filmmakers to capture their unique visions with clarity and quality. This latest addition to the Smoothee line continues to change the game for what’s possible in the world of small-camera filmmaking.”
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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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Jon Hess' 'Dead Men Float' Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera
News: Jon Hess' 'Dead Men Float' Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced that "Dead Men Float," the first new film in more than a decade from "American History X" producer and the creator of dozens of films and television movies, Jon Hess, was shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera.
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BRW Filmland Los Angeles Adds Director Marcus Ubungen
News: BRW Filmland Los Angeles Adds Director Marcus UbungenBRW FILMLAND Los Angeles has signed newcomer director Marcus Ubungen for his first-ever U.S. commercial representation. A seasoned cinematographer and photographer, Ubungen’s directorial work ranges from character-driven comedy to sleek automotive spots and meticulously composed, affecting docu-style films. The young director has helmed campaigns for such top brands as Nike, Porsche, YouTube, Volcom, Reebok, Chevrolet and Google, collaborating with agencies such as Goodby Silverstein & Partners, AKQA, Evolution Bureau, Venables Bell & Partners and Cramer-Kresselt.
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SMPTE® and SCIEN Continue to Drive Groundbreaking Discourse With 2014 ETIA Conference Program
'Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age' Will Draw Hollywood and Silicon Valley Together to Examine Key Issues in Internet-Based Media Delivery
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN) have released details on the second annual "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age" (ETIA) conference, beginning June 18 at Stanford University's Palo Alto, California, campus.
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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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Discover 4K and the Mirrorless Camera Revolution at Free Event From Adorama and Panasonic
Join Adorama, Panasonic and Revered Technology Consultant Eduardo Angel for a Discussion On How to Capture, Edit And Present 4K Video With A Special Look at the LUMIX GH4; FREE Event to be Held Tuesday, May 20th
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, imaging, video and electronics retailers, is teaming up with Panasonic to present a free Next Generation Workflow event to discuss working with 4K video on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
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ASC Names 2014 Student Heritage Awards Nominees
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has chosen 12 student filmmakers from 10 U.S. film schools as nominees in the 2014 ASC Linwood Dunn Student Heritage Awards. The awards are designed to showcase the artistic abilities of the next generation of filmmakers, with a focus on their cinematography skills. Winners will be announced June 14.
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JWT Atlanta, MPC NY and Raf Wathion push the boundaries of innovation in Pennzoil's new campaign
News: JWT Atlanta, MPC NY and Raf Wathion push the boundaries of innovation in Pennzoil's new campaignToday Pennzoil is launching a new campaign called “Born from Natural Gas” for a first-of-its-kind motor oil made from natural gas, Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - the first true innovation in the category in over 35 years. To debut the product, JWT Atlanta wanted to create something just as innovative as the product itself. The result is a first-of-its-kind TV commercial shot on gaseous vapor clouds. The project took almost a year to produce due to the technical and engineering side of pulling off a commercial, live in-camera, of this magnitude.
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Christie Mirage 4K Projector Screens Douglas Trumbull's 'UFOTOG' Premiere In 3D 4K At 120 Frames Per Second
News: Christie Mirage 4K Projector Screens Douglas Trumbull's 'UFOTOG' Premiere In 3D 4K At 120 Frames Per SecondFilmmaker and Visual Effects legend Douglas Trumbull is partnering with Christie® on May 11 to premiere UFOTOG, a dramatic 10-minute experimental sci-fi story about a lone man attempting to photograph UFOs. Directed by Trumbull and created in 4K 3D at 120 frames per second (fps), the short film will be screened on a Christie® Mirage 4K35, the world’s first and only 4K DLP® resolution projector running at a true 120Hz, at the Seattle Cinerama Theater’s 2nd Annual Sci-Fi Film Festival.
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Make-Up Artists And Hair Stylists Guild Awards Set For Saturday, February 14, 2015
Timeline For Awards Announced
The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE Local 706) Awards honoring outstanding achievements for make-up artists and hair stylists in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater will take place on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Paramount Studios, it was announced today by IATSE Local 706 President Susan Cabral-Ebert.
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Eskimo Signs Director Kevin Castanheira
News: Eskimo Signs Director Kevin CastanheiraOn the heels of launching a West Coast outpost, bicoastal creative studio Eskimo has signed director Kevin Castanheira to its curated group of versatile talent.
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SMPTE® at the 2014 NAB Show
SMPTE has accomplished much over the past 12 months, with significant achievements in the three pillars of the Society: membership, education, and standards. While the Society was able to highlight progress in standards areas including ultra high-definition, cinema sound and immersive audio, and integration of information technology into the industry, SMPTE also showcased its ongoing work to provide both members and non-members with unique opportunities to engage with other professionals in discussion of the technical advances and business strategies driving the industry forward.
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Motion Matters (with Vincent Laforet)
News: Motion Matters (with Vincent Laforet)The Go Creative Show with Ben Consoli welcomes commercial director and filmmaker Vincent Laforet. Vincent talks about everything from his award-winning photography for the New York Times to his DOP and Directing work for brands like Reebok and Pepsi. In addition, Vincent talks more about his upcoming workshop “Directing Motion” which is touring the country now!
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Artists And Derelicts Signs Director Armen Djerrahian
New media collective and production company AND (Artists and Derelicts) is excited to announce the addition of filmmaker Armen Djerrahian to their roster.
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Troma's "Occupy Cannes" Trailer Premieres at The Cannes Film Festival!
News: Troma's "Occupy Cannes" Trailer Premieres at The Cannes Film Festival!Greetings from Tromaville! Last year Troma Entertainment took the Cannes Film Festival by storm with their "Occupy Cannes" movement, a documented crusade against the media controlling mega conglomerates in an effort to level the playing field and give art back to the people. With radical rallies on the croisette, awe inspiring street performances, and guerrilla style documentary filmmaking, Troma Entertainment left an unforgettable impression on festival attendees, worldwide news syndications, and celebrities alike.
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3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental to Speak at Motion Picture Association of America's Creativity Conference
3D Perceptual and Printing Tools Bring Entertainment Creativity to Manufacturing Reality- 3DS' Gentle Giant Studios Brings Movie Magic to The Story On Screen and at Home
3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that CEO Avi Reichental will be speaking at the Motion Picture Association of America's (MPAA) Creativity Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 2. The "Creativity Conference" is hosted in partnership by the MPAA, Microsoft and ABC News, and convenes leaders in entertainment, politics, technology, media and government to discuss how creativity is impacting technology breakthroughs and the American economy.
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Double Dutch Enters The Scarehouse For Cannes
Double Dutch announced today it has acquired International sales rights to the horror feature "THE SCAREHOUSE" from D Films and A Named Viking Entertainment. Double Dutch will begin selling the title in May at the 2014 Cannes Marché du Film.
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"The Return of the Lost Ones" Film is Offering the Public a Chance to Join Moviemaking History
As one of the most acclaimed filmmaking projects in recent memory, the "Return of the Lost Ones" film is destined to reap numerous honors and awards. This riveting motion picture shines a spotlight on a forgotten chapter in Jewish history, the forced conversion of Jews during the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions. During a large part of the past millennium, Jews were forced to leave these countries or adopt the Catholic faith, leaving millions of descendants without any knowledge of their heritage.
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SLO International Film Festival Increases Economic Impact And is Among Best Values in The Nation
The organizers of the 20th annual San Luis Obispo International Film Festival are delighted to report that attendance and income increased to record numbers in 2014 bringing with it greater countywide economic impact.
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The Director Will See You Now - Superlounge Signs Ben Tedesco
News: The Director Will See You Now - Superlounge Signs Ben TedescoHis father is a doctor. His uncle and three cousins are doctors. So it should come as no surprise that Superlounge has signed director Ben Tedesco for exclusive US spot representation. “The only thing better than having a doctor on set is a director who could’ve been a doctor,” said Partner/Director Jordan Brady. Tedesco’s fateful decision to switch from pre-med to film has served him well: in addition to creating several well-received spec spots, his MoFilm Chevy Volt “Spaceship” experiment took him to Cannes in 2013, where Chevrolet’s CMO decreed that the spot would air in the fall, which it did.
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TODD-SOUNDELUX Adds Multi-Talented Supervisors Joe Dzuban and Darren “Sunny” Warkentin to Creative Team
News: TODD-SOUNDELUX Adds Multi-Talented Supervisors Joe Dzuban and Darren “Sunny” Warkentin to Creative TeamPost production sound company TODD-SOUNDELUX today announced that Supervising Sound Editor/Re-recording Mixer Joe Dzuban and Supervising Sound Editor/Designer Darren “Sunny“ Warkentin have joined the organization.
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Legends of Storytelling Gather Once Again in Manhattan for the Filmmaking Event of the Year: "Sight, Sound & Story"
Three-time Academy Award-Winner Michael Kahn Joins This Year’s Lineup of Celebrated Artists, Editors and Filmmakers
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, today announced the all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for its special one-day event, "Sight, Sound & Story," held on June 14, 2014 at the French Institute in mid-town Manhattan. “Sight, Sound & Story" is one of the few events that brings together the community to celebrate the art of post-production.
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Filmmaking in LA Event Works to Inform Local Filmmakers
Panel of Filmmakers Set to Share Experiences and Rally To Keep Productions at Home
In an ongoing effort to bring and keep production in LA, the Los Angeles Post Production Group is teaming up with NewFilmmakers Los Angeles and FilmL.A. to provide an opportunity for filmmakers to become better informed about what the City of Los Angeles has to offer, how the permitting process works and what types of facilities are even available free of charge right here in the “Entertainment Capital of the World.”
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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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Stardust Employs “Social Filmmaking”for New, 7-Eleven Commercial Campaign
News: Stardust Employs “Social Filmmaking”for New, 7-Eleven Commercial CampaignThe creative team at Stardust has just completed an innovative commercial campaign for 7-Eleven, featuring the iconic Slurpee. Created primarily for broadcast, the campaign is a Social Media-inspired collage of stills, video, and stop-motion sequences that capture the spirit of a “Slurpee Summer.”
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FXHOME Announces HitFilm Plugins for After Effects, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, Vegas and Motion
More than 130 VFX, Compositing, Motion Graphics and Grading Plugins Now Available for the First Time
FXHOME has today announced that many of its VFX, compositing, motion graphics and grading effects will soon be available for the first time for After Effects, Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro and Motion. The versatile plugins collection from the software developer’s popular HitFilm video editing programme will be launched at the 2014 NAB Show on 7-10 April in Las Vegas.
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Chaos Group Spotlights Students and Independent Films at FMX 2014
News: Chaos Group Spotlights Students and Independent Films at FMX 2014Industry Pros and Indie Filmmakers Offer Courses on Lighting, Creature Design, and VFX for Films; Presentations from Students on Award-Winning Shorts
Chaos Group will be highlighting how V-Ray supports VFX students and indie filmmakers across the globe. Through a series of presentations by both student teams and professional artists, attendees will see how new improvements to V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max and Maya are used on film and animation projects, as well as how students might get a leg up in an increasingly competitive field.
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DSLR Video Guru Barry Andersson Relies on Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone for Authenticity of Sound, Ease of Set up and Reliability
News: DSLR Video Guru Barry Andersson Relies on Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone for Authenticity of Sound, Ease of Set up and ReliabilityAuthor of The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook: Real World Production Techniques and Instructor of DSLR Dynamics Two-Day Masterclass Says Audio is 'Mission Critical'
As the video industry continues to experience unprecedented growth following the advent of DSLRs and the explosion of mobile devices, there has been a massive increase not just in the amount of video consumers, but also video content creators. Barry Andersson, author of The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook: Real World Production Techniques and instructor of DSLR Dynamics' two-day masterclass on video production, is helping thousands of aspiring filmmakers become intimately familiar with the tools they need to create professional looking — and sounding — DSLR-based videos. Andersson depends on his Sennheiser MKE 600 shotgun microphone to deliver consistently reliable and authentic sounding results.
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LOGAN Expands into Film and Television with the Launch of Logan Pictures
Award-winning creative studio and production company, LOGAN, is expanding the boundaries of its leading edge creative prowess with a new content development arm called Logan Pictures, which launches with a diverse slate of film, television, and new media projects. The company’s first feature film, "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night," written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, was received with high praise and positive reviews from critics at Sundance Film Festival 2014 and kicked off the 2014 New Directors / New Films Festival at the MoMA in New York City. The new operation will be led by producer Nick Moceri and overseen by LOGAN founders, Ben Conrad and Alexei Tylevich.
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camBLOCK Shows Adventure Motion Control System!
News: camBLOCK Shows Adventure Motion Control System!New Film-Making Tool To Create Special Effects, Motion Time-Lapse And Animation Footage
camBLOCK shows the camBLOCK Adventure - a fully featured, ultra-portable motion control camera system available to demo today at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas.
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Atomos Licence ProRes Codec to Panasonic at NAB 2014
Panasonic Pedigree and Atomos Innovation and Speed is a Perfect Partnership for VariCam 35
Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the Connect converters, announce a strategic partnership at NAB 2014. Atomos will licence their Apple ProRes codec to Panasonic for the VariCam35 camera.
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Panasonic Announces Apple ProRes Codec Support For Varicam 35 4K Camera/Recorder
Strategic Alliance with Codex Digital to Develop High-Speed Uncompressed V-RAW Recorder for VariCam35 Also Disclosed
Panasonic today revealed updates to its new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder, including Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 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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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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Chicago International Film Festival to Honor STORY with Commitment to Excellence Award
STORY has been named recipient of The Chicago International Film Festival’s 2014 Commitment to Excellence Award for Television Commercials. The award is presented annually to a Chicago-based company or individual that has made an outstanding contribution to the art of television advertising. Last year, the honor went to Leo Burnett.
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Panasonic Set to Host Global Streaming Webcast, ‘LIVE @ NAB’
A-List Panel Of Industry Experts, Never-Before-Seen Content Headline Google+ Hangout sessions
Panasonic System Communications Company of North America announced plans to host a global, interactive webcast, titled ‘LIVE @ NAB,’ on April 7 during the 2014 NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show. Highlighted by a ‘can’t miss’ lineup of expert panelists, the interactive webcast is designed to entertain and inform by dissecting and discussing the hottest industry topics.
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LiveGrade Pro 2.0 Integrates a New LiveGrade iPhone app for Remote control and Comes with ACES Support, a Revised User Interface, and File Grading Capabilities.
News: LiveGrade Pro 2.0 Integrates a New LiveGrade iPhone app for Remote control and Comes with ACES Support, a Revised User Interface, and File Grading Capabilities.LiveGrade Pro 2.0 integrates a new LiveGrade iPhone app for remote control and comes with ACES support, a revised user interface, and file grading capabilities.
Pomfort, a provider of professional software for data and color management on the film set, has released a new major upgrade to its LiveGrade Pro solution. Beside ACES support, and new file grading capabilities, LiveGrade Pro now integrates a new iPhone app, which facilitates the collaboration with producers, directors, and cinematographers in the field while being away from the computer. Connected over WiFi, the LiveGrade remote app allows to select and apply grades, to bypass color, and to switch between attached LUT devices.
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"Game of Thrones" Wins Outstanding Location TV Program "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" Wins Outstanding Location Feature Film at the 1st Annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards
Alexander Payne, Haskell Wexler, Scott Dewees and Sheri Davis Receive Special Honors Billy Crystal and Cheryl Boone Isaacs Among Presenters
The Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) announced the winners of its 1st Annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards, presented by the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment. The event honored the outstanding and creative contributions of Location Professionals in six categories of film, television and commercials during the black-tie ceremony at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. The awards took place before an audience of 450, including LMGA members, industry executives and press. LMGA President Nancy Haecker presided over the ceremony with comedian Jamie Kaler serving as host.
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Radley Promotes Trio of Executives Following Continued Growth
Radley is pleased to announce the promotion of three of their founding partners: Kurt Spenser to Chief Creative Officer, Antonio Cicarelli to Executive Creative Director of Design and Animation, and Brandon Hill to President of Television. The trio will take on expanded roles to facilitate the rapid and continuous growth of the studio.
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Kodak Accepting Submissions for 2014 Student Scholarship Program; John Bailey, ASC to Judge Competition
News: Kodak Accepting Submissions for 2014 Student Scholarship Program; John Bailey, ASC to Judge CompetitionThe KODAK Scholarship Program is now accepting submissions for the 2014 competition. This international program acknowledges student filmmakers who demonstrate exemplary filmmaking skills and creativity at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The deadline for entries is May 16.
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Knox Avenue Launches at Maker City in Los Angeles
News: Knox Avenue Launches at Maker City in Los AngelesKnox Avenue, a brand-new, next-generation production company has opened in downtown Los Angeles at Maker City LA. Launching with a fully developed Directorial roster, many of whom are up-and-coming talents hand-selected by Founder/Executive Producer Brooke Dooley. The eclectic group of Knox Avenue Directors include: Debbie Formoso, Side of Fries, Gregory Tuzin, Noah Lagin, Maury Covington Jr., Alfonso Estrada, Joshua Moore, and Erahm Christopher.
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SMPTE® to Co-produce the 2014 NAB Show Technology Summit on Cinema: The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound
Two-Day Conference to Feature Live Discussion by Oscar® Award-Winning 'Gravity' Team and Keynote by Industry Visionary Chris Cookson
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the 2014 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema: The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, will provide an in-depth global view of the current state and future of filmmaking innovation.
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The New Content Division of Stardust Partners With Seavees on Tribute to Surfing Legend Renny Yater
News: The New Content Division of Stardust Partners With Seavees on Tribute to Surfing Legend Renny YaterLive Auction This Week On eBay Raises Funds & Awareness For Colon Cancer Research
This week from March 16-26th SeaVees, a lifestyle footwear company, is auctioning off a custom-made surfboard on eBay with all proceeds going to the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara. The new Content Division of Stardust has partnered with SeaVees on a tribute film about surfboard shaper, the legendary Renny Yater, in order to raise funds and awareness about Colon Cancer.
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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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Go Creative Show : Michael Goi, DP American Horror Story
News: Go Creative Show : Michael Goi, DP American Horror StoryMichael Goi, Director of Photography from "American Horror Story" & Matt Allard from NewsShooter.com
Michael Goi, Director of Photography for the FX series “American Horror Story” joins Ben Consoli on the Go Creative Show to share his experiences as a former ASC president, shooting "Glee," "The New Normal," "Amerian Horror Story" and directing his film "Megan is Missing." In addition, Matt Allard from NewsShooter.com joins The Go Creative Show to talk about the KiniMax 6K camera, the Panasonic 4K Varicam and more.
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Barry Sandrew of Legend3D Named to International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society Board of Governors
News: Barry Sandrew of Legend3D Named to International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society Board of GovernorsFounder, Chief Creative Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Leading Creative 3D Studio Appointed to Board by Industry Peers
Legend3D, Inc., an industry pioneer in 2D to 3D conversion technology and services, today announced that Barry Sandrew, Ph.D., the company’s founder, chief creative officer and chief technology officer, has been inducted to the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society (3D Society) Board of Governors. Each year, the organization appoints distinguished industry leaders who have made significant contributions to the advancement of 3D and imaging technologies to the society board.
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With A Keen Talent For Casting & Comedy; Director Mike Nelesen Signs With EMA
News: With A Keen Talent For Casting & Comedy; Director Mike Nelesen Signs With EMANational production company Envision Media Arts (EMA) has signed Director Mike Nelesen to the company’s commercial division. Nelesen’s recent H&R Block commercial was just named to TruTV’s “Top 10 Funniest Commercials of the Year” for 2013.
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Manhattan Edit Workshop Hosts Free Open House on March 19th
Join New York’s Premier Post-Production Training Facility to Learn More About Courses in Apple, Adobe, Avid, Blackmagic and Autodesk; also Network with Industry Peers and Leaders over Food and Drinks on Wednesday, March 19th
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, will be hosting a free Open House on Wednesday, March 19th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at 119 West 23rd Street in Manhattan. Attendees to the MEWShop Open House will have the opportunity to speak with MEW instructors to learn about class offerings including Final Cut Pro® X, Media Composer® 7, Premiere Pro® CC, After Effects® CC, Autodesk Smoke® and DaVinci Resolve® 10. Josh Apter, MEWShop president and founder of The Padcaster®, will also be giving a demo of the multifunctional iPad case that enables on-the-go filmmaking, showing attendees filmmaking apps available on the iPad as well as the best accessories to use with The Padcaster.
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Best Picture Winner 12 Years A Slave Originated on KODAK Film
Spirit Award Winners Also Have Kodak Moment
In the 86-year history of the Academy Awards®, no best picture winner has ever been made without motion picture film technology – a streak that continued with 12 Years a Slave winning the 2014 Oscar®.
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Five SMPTE® Members Earn Academy Awards® for Scientific and Technical Achievement
News: Five SMPTE® Members Earn Academy Awards® for Scientific and Technical AchievementFlorian Kainz, Joshua Pines, David Reisner, and David Register Earn Technical Achievement Awards; Peter W. Anderson, ASC Earns Gordon E. Sawyer Award
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that five SMPTE members have been recognized with prestigious awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards honor the men, women, and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding, and lasting ways to motion pictures.
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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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MAXON CINEMA 4D Powers M dot Strange’s Third Animated Fantasy Feature Film, “I am Nightmare”
News: MAXON CINEMA 4D Powers M dot Strange’s Third Animated Fantasy Feature Film, “I am Nightmare”Award-Winning Indie Filmmaker Single-handedly Deploys End-to-End MAXON 3D Workflow to Create Entire CG Film Featuring 1420 Shots of Haunting Images and Landscapes
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, announced that its industry-leading 3D software solutions, CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D, helped to streamline the entire filmmaking workflow for award-winning indie filmmaker M dot Strange in his new animated feature film, "I am Nightmare."
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Panasonic Debuts 4K Camera/Recorder, Varicam 35, With New Super 35MM MOS Sensor, AVC-Ultra Codecs For 4K
News: Panasonic Debuts 4K Camera/Recorder, Varicam 35, With New Super 35MM MOS Sensor, AVC-Ultra Codecs For 4KUltimate Image Production for Cinema and Episodic Drama; Breakthrough Modular Design Enables Docking Either 4K or 2/3-Inch Camera Head to Same Recording Module
Panasonic today unveiled a 4K camera/recorder, VariCam® 35, that incorporates a newly-developed super 35mm MOS image sensor and the company’s AVC-ULTRA family of video codecs. The new camera’s superb image handling in multiple formats including 4K, UHD, 2K and HD make it an unparalleled tool for high-end filmmaking, and commercials and episodic production as well as live 4K events.
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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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Imagineer Systems to Preview mocha v4 at NAB 2014
Special Guest Artists to Showcase Visual Effects Workflows and Utilities in the Imagineer Systems Booth SL3331
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, will be showcasing its latest innovations at the 2014 NAB Show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 7-10. Attendees can stop by the Imagineer Systems booth (SL3331) in the Plug-In Pavilion for technology previews and speaker presentations.
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Beer-Soaked Knight In Shining Armor Rides Through AlphaDogs
Burbank-based AlphaDogs announced they have completed post services for the new romantic comedy "Pacoima Can Wait." The story follows the adventures of self-destructive Nigel Waferhouse who through his humiliating calamities discovers he can still be a knight, even if it’s in beer-soaked shining armor. The film will screen later this year at film festivals across the country.
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19 Scientific And Technical Achievements To Be Honored With Academy Awards®
Peter W. Anderson to receive Gordon E. Sawyer Award; Charles “Tad” Marburg to receive John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 19 scientific and technical achievements represented by 52 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 15, at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
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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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The Academy Award Nominations Are Out and the Winner Is.....Digital Artistry
News: The Academy Award Nominations Are Out and the Winner Is.....Digital ArtistryAutodesk Software Plays an Integral Role in the Creation of Great Movies - Including 8 of the 9 Best Picture Nominees
Great movies are defined by great stories and increasingly, great storytelling is being empowered by digital technology. Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) media and entertainment staff and software played a starring role in the creation of many of this year's Academy Award nominees across many categories and were recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with two Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards (Sci-Tech Awards).
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PS Honours Sandra Cunningham with the Douglas James Dales Industry Builder Award
News: PS Honours Sandra Cunningham with the Douglas James Dales Industry Builder AwardRob Sim, President and CEO of the SIM Group of Companies, announced Thursday that Sandra Cunningham, Founding Partner at Union Pictures and President of Strada Films in Toronto, is the recipient of the 2014 Douglas James Dales Industry Builder Award. The award was presented to Sandra at the annual PS Dinner on the Hill, held during the Canadian Media Production Association Prime Time Conference in Ottawa.
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Boise Based Film Company Imperium Cinema Launches Operations
Imperium Cinema To Feature "Red" Cameras and Other State of the Art Audio, VFX and Post Production Equipment
Imperium Cinema (http://www.imperiumcinema.com) has officially launched operations in Boise, Idaho. Imperium Cinema will provide Idaho filmmakers with the finest digital camera and sound equipment available anywhere, as well as industry standard grip and electric equipment, and a post-production facility. As Idaho's filming community continues to grow, Imperium Cinema will be there to ensure that the quality of film, television and video projects produced here in Idaho will be of the highest possible quality. Imperium Cinema will also feature a team of talented camera, lighting, sound, VFX and post-production artists that are available to execute or to train others on this amazing, state of the art equipment. Currently, Imperium Cinema owns two "Red" digital cameras which are being used more and more in major motion pictures like "The Hobbit" and "Ender's Game".
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New Scheduling Module Makes PMP the Integrated One-Stop Pre-Production Solution for Film Makers
Production Minds has added a powerful new scheduling module to its PMP pre-production management platform. Allowing multiple assistant directors and production managers to work in parallel, PMP’s new Shooting Schedules module combines all the production data into the schedule, making it more intuitive and quicker to manage scheduling than ever before.
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2014 NAB Show Preview: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) Booth L30
SMPTE at The 2014 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC): The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound, produced in partnership with SMPTE, will offer attendees the opportunity to learn from and engage with leading figures in the motion picture business. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, the digital library, the success of the past year's educational conferences, and new products including the CamWhite pocket chart for white-balancing. The Society continues to support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through both scholarships and social events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society's popular ice cream social, which last year drew 70 students, and at the SMPTE booth.
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Legend3D To Open A New Stereo Production Hub In Hollywood
Trusted 3D Partner’s Los Angeles Office will Support Collaboration with Studios, Filmmakers and Producers
Legend3D, Inc., an industry pioneer in 2D to 3D conversion technology and services, today announced that construction is underway for its brand new Hollywood hub that will feature a RealD review theater, editorial suites and a fully-loaded technology lab. The spacious office—with a mezzanine, 28 foot high ceilings and exposed brick and beams—will serve as a prime location for partner and sales meetings.
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Entertainment Industry Tax Seminar
Robert Hall & Associates’ Tony Watson to Answer Important Questions
In a effort bring additional resources to freelancers in the entertainment community, the Los Angeles Post Production Group will be hosting an Entertainment Industry Tax Seminar on Saturday, February 22nd at Crossroads School in Santa Monica, CA from 10-am - 12pm.
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iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology Accelerates Post Production Workflow For “The Boy and His Robot”
News: iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology Accelerates Post Production Workflow For “The Boy and His Robot”First-Ever Asian Mecha Live-Action and Animated Feature Film Series Leverages Markerless iPi Motion Capture Software Using Sony PS Eye Game Webcams
iPi Soft, LLC, today announced that the company’s line of markerless iPi Motion Capture technology will be used to capture all the motion in the ground-breaking live-action mecha feature film, “The Boy and His Robot (TBAHR).” Directed by Rich Ho, founder of the award-winning Singapore-based production company Richmanclub Studios, the film marks the first time iPi Motion Capture’s six Sony PS Eye gaming webcams set up was used for main actors and robot action, proprietary crowd simulation and more.
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Johnny Depp to Receive Distinguished Artisan Award at the Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards, Feb. 15
Johnny Depp will receive the first ever Distinguished Artisan Award from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild, Local 706, at their awards ceremony, as announced by guild President Susan Cabral-Ebert. The awards ceremony, returning after a hiatus of 10 years, will be held on February 15, 2014, at Paramount Studios.
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GRAVITY Earns Top Honors from Cinematographers
KILLING LINCOLN, GAME OF THRONES and DRUNK HISTORY Win in TV Categories
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jeremy Benning, CSC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC and Blake McClure earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 28th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony was held here tonight at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Lubezki won the ASC Award in the feature film competition for GRAVITY. Benning won the TV movie/miniseries award for KILLING LINCOLN. Freeman took home top honors in the one-hour episodic television category for GAME OF THRONES, and McClure was the recipient of the half-hour episodic series award for DRUNK HISTORY.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2014 Board of Directors Officers
News: Visual Effects Society Announces its 2014 Board of Directors OfficersJeffrey A. Okun Re-elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2014 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2014 Board meeting. The officers include Jeffrey A. Okun, who was re-elected for a sixth one-year team as Board Chair.
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TODD-SOUNDELUX Taps Music Mixer Joseph Magee To Lead Expanded Music Services Presence
News: TODD-SOUNDELUX Taps Music Mixer Joseph Magee To Lead Expanded Music Services PresencePost production sound company TODD-SOUNDELUX today announced that Music Mixer Joseph Magee has joined the organization, where he will lead the company’s strategic development of an expanded, integrated music services offering.
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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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cineSync Used to Complete VFX for Academy Award® Nominee, Gravity
News: cineSync Used to Complete VFX for Academy Award® Nominee, GravityRising Sun Pictures Relied on Review Software to Help Build Oscar® Contender
Cospective’s video review software cineSync played a key role in a globe-spanning VFX pipeline for Alfonso Cuarón’s "Gravity." Charting the lonely quest of an astronaut (Sandra Bullock) to survive after her spaceship is crippled, the film received ten Oscar® nominations, including one for Best Visual Effects.
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Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
News: Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
Mistika's Award-Winning Grading and Workflow Technology plays a Crucial Role at Park Road Post Production in "The Hobbit Trilogy"
SGO's award-winning Mistika DI Colour Grading post systems form the core at Park Road Post Production and were utilised again in epic fantasy film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), the second film in "The Hobbit Trilogy" directed by Peter Jackson.
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John Wells to be Honored by American Society of Cinematographers
News: John Wells to be Honored by American Society of CinematographersAward-winning writer-director-producer John Wells will receive the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 2014 Board of Governors Award. Wells will be honored during the 28th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards gala here on February 1 at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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Five Los Angeles Film Festival Directors Spotlighted in Upcoming Event CINE’s New Executive Director to Moderate Panel
In an effort bring additional face to face networking and career enhancing opportunities to the community, the Los Angeles Post Production Group is hosting the upcoming event, “LAPPG Presents: Industry Mixer & Film Festival Panel,” slated for January 23rd at the Parlor in the Melrose District in Los Angeles which will feature a panel of five Los Angeles film festival directors.
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Tool Signs Famed Feature Director Marc Forster for Commercials
News: Tool Signs Famed Feature Director Marc Forster for CommercialsTool is pleased to announce the addition of award-winning director Marc Forster to its commercial roster. With a notably versatile range of films to his credit, Marc Forster has persistently evaded categorization, having helmed a slate of major motion pictures of varying scale and genres for studios and independents alike, starring many of the industry’s premier talent.
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Technicolor – PostWorks New York Names Clark Henderson to Lead Burgeoning Film Unit
Highly regarded post production executive and supervisor to manage relations with studios and independent producers.
Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, has appointed veteran post production executive Clark Henderson as Senior Vice President, Theatrical Services. Henderson, who will report to COO Rob DeMartin, will act as liaison to the facility’s studio and independent producer clients and oversee post production operations for theatrical motion pictures.
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American Society of Cinematographers Names Nominees of Newly Created Spotlight Award
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is pleased to announce three nominees for its inaugural ASC Spotlight Award. The organization created this award to recognize outstanding cinematography in features and documentaries typically screened at film festivals, internationally or in limited theatrical release. The winner will be announced at the 28th Annual ASC Awards on February 1, at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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