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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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Sci-fi Epic “Valiant” to Screen at Comic-con International San Diego
News: Sci-fi Epic “Valiant” to Screen at Comic-con International San DiegoDirector Robin Phillips’ indie sci-fi adventure Valiant will screen as part of the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival held in conjunction with Comic-Con International San Diego 2014. The screening is scheduled for July 26th at 6:15 p.m. at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina and will be followed by a panel discussion.
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Butter Music And Sound Signs Composer Mike MacAllister
News: Butter Music And Sound Signs Composer Mike MacAllisterBicoastal music shop Butter Music and Sound has signed Senior Composer/Creative Director Mike MacAllister. Coming to Butter from Human Music & Sound, MacAllister has composed commercials for numerous brands including Xbox, McDonalds, Apple, Google, and the NFL. Career highlights include scribing the “Touch and Feel of Cotton” song, recently performed by Camila Belle, creating the score to the 3D light show during Nike’s kickoff party for Carmelo Anthony’s M8 Sneakers on Pier 54 and the composing the theme for Encore Channel.
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Ricky Schroder's "Starting Strong" Joins RFD-TV's Weeknight Lineup
Backstage Pass Gives Civilians a Look at Army Life and Careers
Season 1 of "Starting Strong" is set to premiere next Friday, July 25 at 10:00 p.m. (ET).
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Drone Videography with Paul Antico, Jos Stiglingh and more...
News: Drone Videography with Paul Antico, Jos Stiglingh and more...In this episode of Ben Consoli's Go Creative Show, the topic at hand covers Drone videography from all sides with four fantastic guests, starting with Jos Stiglingh, the creator of the mega-viral video “Fireworks filmed with a drone”. Chiming in next are two lawyers -- Matt Saunders, a copyright attorney who discusses the legality of drones and the copyright issues that go with it and Jonathan Rupprecht, an attorney, commercial pilot and unmanned aircraft consultant that discusses the current FAA regulations. And finally, Ben invites Paul Antico, film maker and drone enthusiast, to talk about how he captures, grades and edits footage shot with a Go Pro and the DJI Phantom.
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Summer’s Most Anticipated Films Graded with DaVinci Resolve
News: Summer’s Most Anticipated Films Graded with DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve was used to grade some of the summer’s most anticipated films. Post houses around the globe rely on DaVinci Resolve to help them deliver outstanding results, including Company 3 and Color Collective.
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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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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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Drama Series “Life of Hers” Filmed on Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
News: Drama Series “Life of Hers” Filmed on Blackmagic Production Camera 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that Cardy Films has shot “Life of Hers” on the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Written by Samantha Chioma, directed by Olan Collardy and Ola Masha, the brand new micro-budget drama series explores the lives of four women living in London as part of the African diaspora.
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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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Premiere Hollywood Music Catalog "Riptide ONE" Now Available for National, International and Regional Advertisers and Brands
News: Premiere Hollywood Music Catalog "Riptide ONE" Now Available for National, International and Regional Advertisers and BrandsRiptide Music Group, a top, Los Angeles-based music sync licensing and publishing company, has created “Riptide ONE,” an exclusively-represented, one-stop music catalog. Riptide ONE is a carefully curated commercial song and big-screen trailer music catalog from active, award-winning bands, indie artists, producers, and record labels.
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DPA Microphones Goes on a Musical Journey With "The Walk to Fisterra"
News: DPA Microphones Goes on a Musical Journey With "The Walk to Fisterra"Company Supplies Array of Microphones for a Unique Recording and Musical Documentary about a U.S. cellist’s 600-Mile Trek through France and Spain
New York-based Cellist Dane Johansen is embarking on" The Walk to Fisterra," a 600-mile musical/walking journey along the Camino de Santiago, a popular pilgrimage route through France and Spain. Over the course of his six-week journey, which began May 14, Johansen will stop at several of the 36 historic churches along the Ancient Roman footpath, where he will perform Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, while a team of filmmakers and music producers capture content for a stunning documentary about the pilgrimage. To ensure the highest quality audio, sound engineer, Kyle Pyke, and Grammy® Award-winner, Jesse Lewis, who is the music producer and co-sound engineer on the project, are using several pieces from DPA Microphones’ product line.
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PALO ALTO Creative Team Collaborates with FotoKem on DI
News: PALO ALTO Creative Team Collaborates with FotoKem on DIFotoKem recently completed the digital intermediate and post production services for the indie film Palo Alto. Working with director/screenwriter Gia Coppola and cinematographer Autumn Durald, FotoKem colorist Alastor Arnold fine-tuned the natural look created in camera to ensure the filmmakers’ vision for this teen tale is reflected on the big screen.
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Black Toast Music Enjoying Major Summer Movie Success with Placements in Three High Profile Feature Films
News: Black Toast Music Enjoying Major Summer Movie Success with Placements in Three High Profile Feature FilmsProminent independent music publisher and production music library Black Toast Music is enjoying major movie success during Summer 2014 with placements in three new, high profile feature films. CEO/Founder Bob Mair made the announcement.
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The Academy Rebrands As Society
News: The Academy Rebrands As SocietyLive Action Prod-Co is Headquartered in Los Angeles
Boutique live action production company The Academy has rebranded as Society. Partner/Executive Producer Harry Calbom, Partner/Executive Creative Director David Holm and Head of Production Rebecca Parenteau, formerly at MJZ, will lead the LA-based shop. Upcoming work out of Society includes projects for Dreamworks, Sony, Audi, Nissan and Intel.
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Technicolor-PostWorks New York Adds Colorist Anthony Raffaele
News: Technicolor-PostWorks New York Adds Colorist Anthony RaffaeleRising Post Talent Brings Strong Credits in Independent Film and Television.
Finishing colorist Anthony Raffaele has joined Technicolor-PostWorks’ growing roster of film and television talent.
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thenewBlank Creates Film Titles For Indie Feature "Big In Japan"
News: thenewBlank Creates Film Titles For Indie Feature "Big In Japan"Directed by John Jeffcoat, The Film Stars Seattle Band Tennis Pro
Design and production company thenewBlank rocked the title sequence for the feature film "BIG IN JAPAN," which screens at the Seattle Film Festival on June 5. thenewBlank creative team joined forces with longtime friend director Jeff Jeffcoat to produce the high-energy titles that blend signature performance footage of Tennis Pro and highly stylized motion graphics.
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New Thrilling Dramatic Film “The Living” Uses Blackmagic Cinema Camera
News: New Thrilling Dramatic Film “The Living” Uses Blackmagic Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced that "The Living," a new indie drama, which the Tribeca Film Institute selected to screen during the Tribeca Film Festival and which will premiere at the prestigious Manhattan Film Festival, was shot with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. DaVinci Resolve was also used for on set and final color correction.
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The Art Directors Guild GALLERY 800 Announces “THE OLD WEST & THE NEW WEST” Art Exhibit
News: The Art Directors Guild GALLERY 800 Announces “THE OLD WEST & THE NEW WEST” Art ExhibitOpens Saturday, May 31, 2014 with a Hosted Reception
The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) Gallery 800, announces its fourth art exhibition of 2014, "The Old West & The New West," opening Saturday, May 31, 2014 with a hosted reception from 5-8:00 p.m. where the public will have the opportunity to meet the artists and preview their art.
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New Color Correction Home Study featuring DaVinci Resolve
TaoOfColor.com is proud to announce the launch of it's newest color correction Home Study Course, "Remastering 'Mother Died', featuring DaVinci Resolve. It's step-by-step, shot-by-shot color correction instruction, led by a professional colorist.
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Cinedigm Acquires N.A. Digital Rights To Double Dutch' Family Feature Film 'The Stream'
Rainn Wilson, Christopher Gorham, Kelly Rutherford and Mario Lopez Star
Cinedigm has acquired North American distribution rights to Double Dutch' family film "THE STREAM," it was announced today by Cinedigm C.E.O. Chris McGurk and Double Dutch President Jason Moring. Cinedigm will release "THE STREAM" on DVD, digital and VOD platforms on August 26, 2014. In separate deals, Double Dutch sold the film to VM in Australia and MediAsia for pan Asian TV.
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Award Winning Actress Camille Mitchell to star in Hallmark Channel’s Movie of the Week “The Write Man” with Amy Ackers (“Person of Interest”) and Dylan Bruce (“Orphan Black”)
Actress Camille Mitchell best known for her long running role on the CW hit television series “Smallville” and one of Canada’s most celebrated stage actresses is headed back to the small screen with a leading role in the Hallmark Channel’s Movie of the week, “The Write Man” with two of television’s hottest young actors, Amy Acker and Dylan Bruce.
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The Graphic Film Company Sinks its Teeth Into iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology For "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D"
News: The Graphic Film Company Sinks its Teeth Into iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology For "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D"Screening May 16 At Cannes Film Festival, 3D Animated Horror Classic Reboot Benefits From Markerless Mocap Workflow With Unprecedented Flexibility and Productivity,
With a seemingly unquenchable appetite for zombie movies, movie-goers will get their fill in 2014 with "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D," a 3D animated reboot of the original 1968 horror classic. The film features visual effects from The Graphic Film Company, Los Angeles, which relied on the iPi Soft iPi Motion Capture markerless motion capture software solution. The software’s ability to easily create massive amounts of zombie action and seamlessly integrate it with the studio’s complex workflow, provided the filmmakers limitless creative freedom.
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Cannes: IndustryWorks Pictures Takes International Rights to 'The Birder'
News: Cannes: IndustryWorks Pictures Takes International Rights to 'The Birder'The Canadian Sales Agent will Start Shopping Theodore Bezaire’s Revenge Comedy Feature Film on The Croisette.
Vancouver/Cannes - Canadian distributor IndustryWorks has acquired the international rights to Theodore Bezaire's Sophomore Indie Comedy "THE BIRDER." This funny feature film is starring Tom Cavanagh ("Ed," "Scrubs"), Mark Rendall ("30 Days of Night"), Jamie Spilchuk ("Hard Rock Medical"), Tommie-Amber Pirie ("What If"), Academy Award Nominee Graham Greene ("Dances with Wolves," "The Green Mile") and Hollywood funny man Fred Willard ("Anchorman 1 & 2," "Best in Show").
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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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Star Trek Icons Michael & Denise Okuda to Receive Cal State L.A.’s Eagle-Con Prism Award
Both Long-Time Members of Art Directors Guild
Graphic Designer Michael Okuda and Graphic Artist Denise Okuda, both long-time members of the Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800), are set to receive the prestigious Eagle-Con Prism Award to be presented by California State University Los Angeles on Thursday, May 8.
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KBV Records Energizes the Outshine® Brand’s “A Million Ways to Outshine” Campaign
News: KBV Records Energizes the Outshine® Brand’s  “A Million Ways to Outshine” CampaignExplosive Rock Track from KBV Artist Romans Are Alive Introduces New Campaign With Expansive Band Partnership That Engages Viewers And Fans
The Outshine snacks brand is launching a new campaign called “A Million Ways to Outshine,” with a high-energy track from KBV Records’ artist Romans Are Alive. The band’s song “Green Light Burn Bright” was licensed via KBV for the campaign, which broke May 1, created by agency J. Walter Thompson, New York.
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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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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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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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Busy Brothers Starts Indiegogo Campaign to Execute Cinema Black Box
The entertainment studio “Busy Brothers” has started their first Indiegogo campaign for their new project “Cinema Black Box”. The “Cinema Black Box” is a game-changing project within the film industry. It is a pre-keyed and royalty free cinematic stock footage pack, which contains the most outstanding, extreme and hard to shoot footage there is. All footage will be shot in 4K 3D using Red Epics and 3D rigs. This will all be brought together by experienced film industry professionals.
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Third Person, First Rate Projection: TDC Delivers Tech And Crew to Ground-Breaking Australian Movie Production for TEDx Sydney
News: Third Person, First Rate Projection: TDC Delivers Tech And Crew to Ground-Breaking Australian Movie Production for TEDx SydneyDelegates at the forthcoming TEDx Sydney conference onSaturday 26 April are set to be wowed by a breakthrough film by Kate Kazokas and Lucy Adelaide – thanks in no small part to projection technology and technical support services supplied by the TDC - Technical Direction Company.
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World Premiere of "UFOTOG" to Headline Seattle Cinerama's Science Fiction Festival
News: World Premiere of "UFOTOG" to Headline Seattle Cinerama's Science Fiction FestivalSpecial effects legend Douglas Trumbull Presents Premiere of "UFOTOG" at Cinerama, Along With Dozens Of Science Fiction Classics And Attendance Of Celebrity Guests
Paul G. Allen's iconic Seattle Cinerama Theater announces its second annual Science Fiction Festival, running from May 1-12, with 12 days of special programming. The festival will be highlighted by the world premiere of Douglas Trumbull's short film, "UFOTOG," along with screening of over three dozen of the genre's most beloved movies and celebrity appearances by Jonathan Frakes, Tom Skerritt, and Sam J. Jones.
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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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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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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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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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Independent Studio IndustryWorks Pictures Brings the Powerful and Historical Original Drama Series
News: Independent Studio IndustryWorks Pictures Brings the Powerful and Historical Original Drama Series‘The Lost Legion’ To MIPTV
IndustryWorks is pleased to announce the exclusive ‘first look’ at the new TV drama series ‘The Lost Legion’ at MIPTV this April.
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AlphaDogs Takes A Thrill Ride Through Dark Place
News: AlphaDogs Takes A Thrill Ride Through Dark PlaceWhile making an independent film is mostly a very rewarding experience, things can also become very stressful and overwhelming along the way, particularly when it comes time for final delivery. With festival deadlines looming, tight budgets, and the daunting task of navigating through what the post-process entails, filmmakers often times are not sure where to begin. The first step is to find a reputable post-production facility that specializes in the needs of the indie filmmaker. It’s important to find a facility that will take the time to listen and work with you every step of the way to ensure delivery of a high quality film.
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Production Mind’s New Scheduling Module Streamlines Film Pre-Production Workflow
The new Shooting Schedules module for Production Minds pre-production management platform is a significant advance in workflow efficiency, according to filmmaker Bobby Marko. PMP now allows multiple assistant directors and production managers to work in parallel, combines all the production data into the schedule, and automates the communication of schedules and associated data to crew members.
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The Academy’s Christian Sorensen Hansen Stays Uncompromised For Audi
News: The Academy’s Christian Sorensen Hansen Stays Uncompromised For AudiThe Academy director Christian Sorensen Hansen delivers a candid, artful glimpse into the lives of passionate and uncompromising individuals in the seven-spot web campaign, “Uncompromised Portraits,” for Audi out of Venables Bell & Partners, San Francisco, CA. Each :60 chronicles the lives of various creators including a chef, painting duo, female boxer, actress, photojournalist and the ever-hilarious actor/writer/comedian Rick Gervais.
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Facilis TerraBlock Turbocharges ‘Need for Speed’ Post Production for Bandito Brothers
News: Facilis TerraBlock Turbocharges ‘Need for Speed’ Post Production for Bandito BrothersIndie production company Bandito Brothers tapped Facilis Technology's TerraBlock 24D as an on-set shared storage solution to accelerate 4K post production for director Scott Waugh’s “Need for Speed,” which released in theatres on March 14, 2014. Produced by DreamWorks Pictures and starring Aaron Paul, the film adaptation of Electronic Arts’ series of “Need for Speed” video games follows street racer Tobey Marshall as he embarks on a thrilling cross-country race for revenge against the former business associate responsible for putting him behind bars.
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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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Peter And Julia Benson’s Horror Feature Film ‘Death Do Us Part’ is Being Released On DVD in The United States And Canada on April 15Th
The Film Will Screen At Vancouver’s Rio Theatre on April 6th at 6:30 p.m.
The married duo of Peter and Julia Benson are pleased to announce the release of their horror feature film ‘Death Do Us Part’ on DVD in the United States and Canada on April 15th, 2014. Along with starring in the film, Julia and Peter also wrote and produced ‘Death Do Us Part’ with Ryan Copple. Anchor Bay Entertainment is distributing the film in the U.S. and Raven Banner Entertainment is handling the Canadian release. The film will also play at the Rio theatre on April 6th at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $10 at the door and $8 in advance.
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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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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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Romancing “Her”
News: Romancing “Her”The Room Completes Post Production for Oscar®-nominated Filmmaker Spike Jonze’s Original Love Story Exploring the Evolving Nature—and the Risks—of Intimacy in the Modern World.
In Annapurna Pictures’ "Her," Director Spike Jonze tells a story, set in the slight future, of Theodore, a complex, soulful man who becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system that promises to be an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Rooney Mara, and featuring the voice of Scarlett Johansson, the film has attracted extraordinary critical praise as well as Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Score and Best Original Song.
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Riptide Music and Pigfactory Merge to Form Riptide Music Group: New Entity Creates Sync Powerhouse with Global Publishing Administration
News: Riptide Music and Pigfactory Merge to Form Riptide Music Group: New Entity Creates Sync Powerhouse with Global Publishing AdministrationRiptide Music and Pigfactory, two leading, Los Angeles-based music sync licensing and publishing companies, have merged to form a new, combined entity: RIPTIDE MUSIC GROUP, LLC. Riptide Music President Rich Goldman, Riptide Music Executive Vice President Bob Kaminsky, and Pigfactory CEO Keatly Haldeman jointly made today’s announcement.
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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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"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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Dolph Lundgren, Ron Perlman, Peter Weller, Michael Jai White, Celina Jade And Tony Jaa Confirmed For Action-Thriller “Skin Trade”
Production Gets Underway in Bangkok, Thailand
SC Films International announced today that Dolph Lundgren "Rocky IV," "The Expendables 1,2,3", Thai action star Tony Jaa "Ong-Bak," "Fast & Furious 7", Ron Perlman "Sons of Anarchy," "Hellboy I & II", Peter Weller "Robocop," "Star Trek", Michael Jai White "Black Dynamite," "Spawn," "The Dark Knight Rises", Celina Jade "Arrow" and Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa "47 Ronin," "Revenge" have all signed on to star in the action thriller “Skin Trade,” being directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham "Beautiful Boxer".
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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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Company 3® Adds Internationally Respected Colorist Damien Van Der Cruyssen to Roster in New York
News: Company 3® Adds Internationally Respected Colorist Damien Van Der Cruyssen to Roster in New YorkAward-winning post house Company 3, a Deluxe Creative Services Company, is proud to announce the arrival of highly-acclaimed colorist Damien Van Der Cruyssen to the New York facility at 218 West 18th Street, where he will color feature films and commercials. Van Der Cruyssen, who began his career in his native France, comes to Company 3 following an eight-year tenure at The Mill, NY where he started as Senior Colorist and eventually moved up to hold the title Joint Head of Color.
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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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Hula Post Production Outfits Editorial Team for Indie Feature “Louder Than Words”
Editor Melissa Kent cuts family drama at Hula’s Tribeca West location as well as 3D dance film “Make Your Move.”
Hula Post Production provided editorial systems, facilities and support to editor Melissa Kent and her crew during the production of "Louder Than Words," the new dramatic feature from Identity Films. Hula set up and maintained a remote editorial facility in Connecticut, where the film spent five weeks shooting, and later provided editorial facilities at its Tribeca West location in West Los Angeles.
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Live from Sundance: Adobe to stream filmmaker panel on January 17
The changing face of independent film
With today’s technologies, low budget no longer means low-quality for independent filmmakers. On January 17, 2014 Adobe will present a special panel discussion at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival where filmmakers will discuss their work, their workflows and why they believe that awe-inspiring storytelling and high production value are possible, on modest, or even micro budgets.
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Greg Green Films' "3 of a Kind" Available on Amazon Instant Video
Greg Green Films has learned that its Award Winning Film "3 of a Kind" is now available on Amazon Instant Video. Amazon Instant Video is another digital platform on which Mr. Green's "3 of a Kind" can be watched by the public. The rental price for "3 of a Kind" on Amazon Instant Video is $2.99, which is $1.00 less than the current pricing on Google Play, YouTube Rentals and iTunes.
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TBD Post Plans for the Future with Facilis TerraBlock
News: TBD Post Plans for the Future with Facilis TerraBlockLocated in the heart of Austin, TX, TBD Post delivers creative editorial, color grading and finishing for commercials, TV series and independent films. Since its inception in 2011, the boutique shop has collaborated on campaigns for brands such as the NHL, IBM, Shiner Beer and Verizon Wireless; TV shows for A&E, TLC, TNT and the Discovery Channel; and indie films like "An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story." One of TBD Post's latest undertakings - a MySpace "Portfolio" campaign featuring short films with artists Hit-Boy, Ace Da God, Findlay and Amadéus - debuted in October 2013. To streamline the storage and management of media for all of these projects, TBD Post depends on a Facilis TerraBlock.
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Triune Films and the Creator of Film Riot, Ryan Connolly, to Release New Short Film “PROXiMITY”
News: Triune Films and the Creator of Film Riot, Ryan Connolly, to Release  New Short Film “PROXiMITY”Collaboration Between Connolly and Indie Filmmaker Seth Worley of Plot Device Fame; 10 Minute Action/Thriller Shot in 10 Days, No Budget, Borrowed Gear
Triune Films announced the release of "PROXiMITY" - a new short film resulting from a collaboration between Triune Films and the creator of Film Riot, Ryan Connolly and indie filmmaker, Seth Worley of Plot Device fame.
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Anton/Bauer Packs A Punch On Set Of New Sci-Fi Action Film "Hero Punk"
News: Anton/Bauer Packs A Punch On Set Of New Sci-Fi Action Film "Hero Punk"Cinematographer Ferguson Sauve-Rogan Selects DIONIC 90 Batteries to Power the All-Digital Film’s Production
When faced with the task of recreating writer/director Kanen Flowers’ cyber-punk superhero world on screen for the upcoming all-digital indie film "Hero Punk," DP/Cinematographer Ferguson Sauve-Rogan knew he would need a lot of peripherals to power up his rig. That’s why Rogan relies on portable power solutions from Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video, film and healthcare technology industries.
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AJA Ki Pro Mini Scores Checkmate for "Computer Chess"
News: AJA Ki Pro Mini Scores Checkmate for "Computer Chess"Retro-inspired indie flick "Computer Chess" received an enthusiastic response from audiences when it debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Set in the 80s and directed by Andrew Bujalski with cinematography by Matthias Grunsky, the film follows a cohort of young geniuses in a computer chess tournament as they race to design a program incapable of human defeat. To achieve a surreal aesthetic that transports audiences back in time, Grunsky captured the film using a tube camera from the 70s, converted the black and white analog signal from the camera to SD using an AJA D5D Mini-Converter and recorded the SD feed in Apple ProRes HQ with an AJA Ki Pro Mini.
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Director Mike Roberts Of Envision Media Arts (EMA) Collaborates On Diversity Of New Projects
News: Director Mike Roberts Of Envision Media Arts (EMA) Collaborates On Diversity Of New ProjectsUp-and-coming Director Mike Roberts of Envision Media Arts (EMA) is in the midst of a series of innovative projects, including a brand-new commercial campaign for Fandango. Featuring the signature animation of Roberts, the initial campaign launched this summer and is sure to have a long shelf life for the popular online movie web site.
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Toolfarm Announces Worldwide Distribution Partnership with FXHOME
Partnership to significantly expand the availability of popular FXHOME software, including newly released HitFilm 2 Ultimate for Mac
Toolfarm, the world’s largest reseller of motion graphics, visual effects and 3D plug-ins for the global creative community, announced today a worldwide distribution partnership with FXHOME, further enhancing its vast catalog of quality digital media tools for the media and entertainment industry. Toolfarm will carry FXHOME's software line of still image and video products, including its popular HitFilm 2 Ultimate software, which offers unique 3D compositing, visual effects and video editing software for creative filmmakers. Previously only available on the Windows platform, this distribution agreement unveils the release of HitFilm 2 for the Macintosh platform, available immediately.
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DuArt Adds 21 Edit Bays And Two Insert Stages To Post Production Facility
News: DuArt Adds 21 Edit Bays And Two Insert Stages To Post Production FacilityCompletely Renovated 7th Floor Increases Capacity for NYC’s Comprehensive Post Facility
DuArt, New York City’s comprehensive audio, video and digital media post facility, has added new capacity for its production and post clients. The latest expansion at DuArt includes 21 additional edit bays, along with two new insert stages.
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HIFI Project Promotes Minneapolis Executive Producer Chris Heidman To Music Supervisor For Entire Studio
News: HIFI Project Promotes Minneapolis Executive Producer Chris Heidman To Music Supervisor For Entire StudioOn the heels of a new, musically explosive Target campaign, HiFi Project has promoted Minneapolis Executive Producer, Chris Heidman, to Director of Music Supervision. Under the leadership of company partners, Creative Director Paul Robb and Executive Producers Birgit Roberts and Jack Bradley, Heidman has also just wrapped a second Target campaign for ad agency mono due to launch later this fall.
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Technicolor - PostWorks New York Provides Finishing Services for Indie Comedy “Last Weekend”
News: Technicolor - PostWorks New York Provides Finishing Services for Indie Comedy “Last Weekend”Martin Zeichner graded the dark comedy set in Northern California and starring Patricia Clarkson.
Technicolor – PostWorks New York recently completed final post-production work for "Last Weekend," a dark comedy from first-time directors Tom Dolby and Tom Williams. Martin Zeichner applied the final grade to the film, the story of an upscale family’s Labor Day holiday at their estate in Northern California. Zeichner worked under the supervision of Dolby, Williams and cinematographer Paula Huidobro, who captured principal photography with an ARRI Alexa. "Last Weekend" stars Patricia Clarkson and Zachary Booth.
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SGO Unleashes MAMBA FX: Accelerating Compositing to New Levels
News: SGO Unleashes MAMBA FX: Accelerating Compositing to New Levels
Mamba FX takes VFX to new heights of performance and interactivity, striking at the heart of real-time compositing
SGO today unleashed new heights of performance and interactivity for users with the launch at IBC 2013 of MAMBA FX, a new powerful and innovative compositing software. Mamba FX is aimed at compositing at all levels, from the highly creative indie market through to major TV and studio productions. Running under Windows and available for a wide variety of PC configurations, Mamba FX is aggressively priced, making it the most accessible professional compositor on the market.
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Envision Media Arts (EMA) Promotes David Tish To Vice President Of Development
News: Envision Media Arts (EMA) Promotes David Tish To Vice President Of DevelopmentEnvision Media Arts (EMA) has promoted their Development Executive, David Tish, to the position of Vice President of Development. According to EMA President & CEO, Lee Nelson: David Tish is a vibrant, dedicated member of the EMA team, with a strong sales ability, and keen eye for detail and story.
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Acclaimed Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock to Headline Avid Webinar on Indie and 3D Production
Academy Award-nominated documentarian will share insights on independent filmmaking, selecting Avid solutions and a behind-the-scenes look at the production of his latest work, “One Direction: This is Us”
Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that it will host a webinar on August 29, 2013 with Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, who will share his secrets of compelling storytelling and talk specifically about his latest 3D film, "One Direction: This is Us." Spurlock is highly regarded for his indie documentaries, including "Super Size Me," which was nominated for an Academy Award, and "The Greatest Movie Ever Sold." Spurlock and Chilnick recently completed "One Direction: This Is Us," a highly anticipated film that combines 3D concert footage with Spurlock’s trademark documentary style.
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Pixeldust Studios Names Julie Fischer as Senior Visual Effects Producer
News: Pixeldust Studios Names Julie Fischer as Senior Visual Effects ProducerFischer Previously Held Posts with Framestore, Technicolor, Rhythm & Hues and Digital Domain
Pixeldust Studios, an Emmy Award-winning digital animation and visual design company with studios in the Metro D.C. area and New York City, has named Julie Fischer as its new Senior Visual Effects Producer. The announcement was made today by Ricardo Andrade, Founder/Chief Creative Officer, Pixeldust Studios.
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Technicolor - PostWorks New York Applies the Finishing Touch to Indie Drama "Wish You Well"”
News: Technicolor - PostWorks New York Applies the Finishing Touch to Indie Drama "Wish You Well"”Colorist Martin Zeichner helps to capture the atmosphere of 1940s Virginia for coming of age story based on David Baldacci’s bestseller.
Final post production work for the independent drama "Wish You Well" was recently completed at Technicolor – PostWorks in New York. Directed by Darnell Martin, the film is based on the best-selling novel by David Baldacci, who also wrote the screenplay. Set in the 1940s, it is the story of a young girl, Lou Cardinal, who goes to live with her great-grandmother in Virginia after her writer father is killed in a car accident. The film stars Josh Lucas, Mackenzie Foy and Academy Award-winner Ellen Burstyn.
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Aliens With An Appetite Descend Upon AlphaDogs
News: Aliens With An Appetite Descend Upon AlphaDogsAliens with a ravenous appetite for summertime campers have descended upon AlphaDogs in the action sci-fi thriller "Alien Hunger." Starring Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica) and Vernon Wells (Road Warrior, Commando) "Alien Hunger" keeps audiences on the edge of their seats as something that’s "not of this earth" terrorizes and feeds on the flesh of campers only yards away from the comforts of the park rangers' home. The film will screen at various festivals and be available on DVD later this year.
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"The Kings of Summer" Colored with DaVinci Resolve
News: "The Kings of Summer" Colored with DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve was used for color correction on the coming of age comedy “The Kings of Summer.” Distributed in the US by CBS Films, the indie darling, which premiered to rave reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and opened in theaters across the US on May 31, tells the story of three teenage friends who decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.
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Envision Media Arts (EMA) Welcomes 9-Time, Emmy Award-Winning Director/DP Scott Duncan To Diverse Roster
News: Envision Media Arts (EMA) Welcomes 9-Time, Emmy Award-Winning Director/DP Scott Duncan To Diverse RosterEnvision Media Arts (EMA) has welcomed multi Emmy Award-winning Director/Cinematographer Scott Duncan to the company’s diverse roster of talent. An incredibly unique filmmaker, Duncan has traveled the world shooting commercial and advertising campaigns, as well as television. He joins EMA’s Commercial Division, newly headed by EP/ Commercial Division President, Andrew Halpern.
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MTh Recognized with MTV VMA Nominations for Capital Cities’ “Safe and Sound” Music Video
News: MTh Recognized with MTV VMA Nominations for Capital Cities’ “Safe and Sound” Music VideoDirected by MTh’s Grady Hall and featuring visual effects and post-production from Mirada, “Safe and Sound,” the popular music video from indie pop duo Capital Cities, has received nominations for MTV’s 2013 Video Music Awards including Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects. Airing live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on August 25, the MTV Video Music Awards will honor the year’s best and most innovative music videos.
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Bui’s Multi-Platform Endeavor Relies on OConnor, Litepanels, Petrol Bags & Anton Bauer
News: Bui’s Multi-Platform Endeavor Relies on OConnor, Litepanels, Petrol Bags & Anton BauerIt’s taken several years for cinematographer Lan Bui to bring Redemption: "The Darkness Descending" to completion. But it’s been worth the effort. The multi-platform project began as a 24 episode web series that allows the audience to enter an underground world and become part of the story through a groundbreaking interactive app, and has since grown into a feature film.
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Cinematic Image Capture, Extreme Mobility, Low-Light Performance, and Workflow Advantages Make the Canon EOS C300 Cinema Camera Perfect for Filming a New Indie Comedy
News: Cinematic Image Capture, Extreme Mobility, Low-Light Performance, and Workflow Advantages Make the Canon EOS C300 Cinema Camera Perfect for Filming a New Indie ComedyWhen shooting his recent independent feature "Heads We Do," cinematographer Andrew Huebscher faced challenges including a tight budget, a 15-day shooting schedule, exterior night scenes, and the need for outstanding motion-picture image quality. His solution to these issues was shooting with EOS C300 Cinema Cameras from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. “The EOS C300 camera delivers a high quality, cinematic look in a compact package,” said Huebscher. “And the ability to use Canon EF still lenses alongside standard motion picture film-style accessories makes the camera scalable from run-and-gun shooting up to studio-style work.”
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Wise Buddah Scoops Six New York Festivals Radio Awards
Three Gold, One Silver and Two Bronze Awards recognize the company's work across programming and jingles
Leading Radio Indie and Jingles producer Wise Buddah has won three Gold, one Silver and two Bronze awards at the 2013 New York Festivals International Radio Programs and Promos Awards.
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Sachtler Video 20 Helps Chronicle Misfire: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery
News: Sachtler Video 20 Helps Chronicle Misfire: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting GalleryIn the 1990s The Shooting Gallery produced some of the hottest indie films, including "Sling Blade" - an Academy Award for Billy Bob Thornton - "You Can Count On Me" starring Mark Ruffalo - Academy Award nomination - and a series of projects with now-famous actors, producers and directors. Not long ago, director/producers Whitney Ransick and Bob Gosse, along with DP/producer Gil Gilbert and his co-DP Derek Wiesehahn, chronicled the rise and fall of this industry icon in "Misfire: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery".
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Kodak Goes Behind-the-Scenes With Acclaimed Cinematographers at Cine Gear Expo
Eric Alan Edwards, Giles Nuttgens and Rachel Morrison Headline Panels
Kodak will host two discussions with acclaimed cinematographers at this year’s Cine Gear Expo on the Paramount Lot in Los Angeles. On Friday, May 31, at 5:15 p.m., Kodak will sit down with award-winning cinematographer Giles Nuttgens, BSC for a conversation in the Paramount Theater. On Saturday, June 1, at 11:45 a.m., the “Sundance in Summer” panel will feature Eric Alan Edwards (Lovelace) and Rachel Morrison (Fruitvale Station) in The Sherry Lansing Theater.
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Filmmakers Jeffrey Williams and Dan Greenberger Present "Man Up, Little Boy" Short Film Starring Bradley Whitford at Dances with Films Festival June 5 in Hollywood
News: Filmmakers Jeffrey Williams and Dan Greenberger Present "Man Up, Little Boy" Short Film Starring Bradley Whitford at Dances with Films Festival June 5 in HollywoodEmmy Award-winning “West Wing” cast member Bradley Whitford, whose new ABC comedy series “Trophy Wife” debuts this Fall, stars in a new, independent, dark comedy short film entitled “Man Up, Little Boy.” The 8-minute film will make its debut during the “Dances with Films” Festival held at Hollywood’s Chinese Theatres, and will be presented there on Wednesday, June 5, at 5PM.
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"Video Games: The Movie" Breaks Funding Target And Announces Stretch Goals
News: "Video Games: The Movie" Breaks Funding Target And Announces Stretch Goalswww.kickstarter.com/projects/mediajuicestudios/video-games-the-movie
Mediajuice Studios announced today that the Kickstarter campaign for its indie documentary film "Video Games: The Movie" has eclipsed its funding goal and will be able to complete post-production before its planned theatrical release.
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Kickstarter To Bring Video Games: The Movie To The Silver Screen
Mediajuice Studios Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Finalize the Untold Story of Video Games
Mediajuice Studios announced today that it has launched a Kickstarter campaign to finalize its indie documentary film, "Video Games: The Movie" (http://kck.st/10F2eCG). Mediajuice Studios, which has created scores of trailers and live-action commercials for the world’s top video game brands, recently concluded a year’s worth of on-camera interviews with many video game icons and celebrities for "Video Games: The Movie", and is now raising funds to complete post-production before releasing the film theatrically.
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Technicolor – PostWorks’ Tim Stipan Applies the Finishing Touch to Indie Drama “Disconnect”
News: Technicolor – PostWorks’ Tim Stipan Applies the Finishing Touch to Indie Drama “Disconnect”"Disconnect", the new drama from LD Entertainment and director Henry Alex Rubin, weaves three loosely related narrative lines, each of which relates to the internet and the way it is affecting human relationships. The protagonists of its three plot lines include a TV news reporter investigating porn chat sites, a lawyer whose 15-year-old son is victimized by his skater buddies, and an interracial couple who turn to on-line grief consoling to cope with the death of their baby.
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Post Factory NY Upgrades to Baselight TWO from FilmLight
- New York based facility adds Baselight TWO to state-of-the-art screening room -
Post FactoryNY, which has served the film, TV and commercials markets for more than 15 years, recently upgraded its state-of-the-art screening room on 6th Avenue with two Baselight TWO colour grading systems from FilmLight.
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Envision Media Arts (EMA) Signs Up-And-Coming Talent Director Jason House; Shoots Projects For Ford & Honda
News: Envision Media Arts (EMA) Signs Up-And-Coming Talent Director Jason House; Shoots Projects For Ford & HondaEnvision Media Arts (EMA) signs up-and-coming talent Director Jason House. Selected by “Filmmaker Magazine” last month for a screening of emerging filmmakers and a profile in the indie film publication, House has already completed a series of commercial projects via EMA for Ford, Honda and Eli Lilly.
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Technicolor – PostWorks New York Prepares “Bluebird”, “Coach” for Tribeca Premieres
News: Technicolor – PostWorks New York Prepares “Bluebird”, “Coach” for Tribeca PremieresSam Daley grades indie drama for first-time helmer Lance Edmands; plus Best Documentary Short winner “Coach.”
Technicolor-PostWorks New York recently provided a package of post-production services for two films that made their world premieres at this month’s Tribeca Film Festival: "Bluebird," an independent feature from first-time director Lance Edmands that was featured in the festival’s World Narrative slate, and Bess Kargman’s Coach, which took top honors as Best Documentary Short.
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Red Echo Post Expands Service Offering with FilmLight’s Baselight
News: Red Echo Post Expands Service Offering with FilmLight’s Baselight- Cincinnati editorial house adds in-house colour grading to deliver full service offering to clients -
Top editorial facility Red Echo Post, which has long served leading advertisers from its base in Cincinnati, has moved to round out its offering with a Baselight ONE colour grading system from FilmLight. The addition of the Baselight means that the company can add top end colour grading services to its clients.
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Criminal Music Launches, Bringing Composers Closer to the Target
News: Criminal Music Launches, Bringing Composers Closer to the TargetRachel Dunn and Tera Uhlinger have launched Criminal Music, a boutique full-service production company dedicated to ensuring quality in commercial music by fostering true collaboration between the agency and the artist. The company opens its doors with a roster that includes DJ Cheapshot & Bridge Compositions, Tony Bevilacqua, Jeremy Simmons, Jesse Novak, Christopher Lennertz, Transcenders, redCola, and Brandon Arnovick for exclusive representation in the branded arena.
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Panasonic Unveils Third-Generation Varicam With Native 1080p, AVC-Ultra Recording And Expanded Off-Speed Shooting
News: Panasonic Unveils Third-Generation Varicam With Native 1080p, AVC-Ultra Recording And Expanded Off-Speed Shooting2/3-Inch, 3-Chip EFP Camera Offers 12-bit 4:4:4 Recording for Commercial Production and Indie Filmmaking, and 4:2:2 10-Bit for Sports, Natural History, Documentaries & Live Events
Panasonic today advanced its VariCam® brand with the announcement of a third-generation model that improves upon the camera’s signature features—off-speed shooting and film-like image production—while incorporating the company’s new AVC-ULTRA family of video codecs.
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Proof Inc., One Of Hollywood’s Leading Pre-Vis Houses, Names Katie Wells As Executive Produce
News: Proof Inc., One Of Hollywood’s Leading Pre-Vis Houses, Names Katie Wells As Executive ProduceProof Inc., one of the film industry's leading pre-visualization houses, has named Katie Wells its Executive Producer. The announcement was made by Ron Frankel, Proof 's founder and Creative Director.
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Former Stardust EP Paul Abatemarco Joins Foundation Content As Executive Producer; Abatemarco Had Recently Led MPC Creative’s U.S. Division
News: Former Stardust EP Paul Abatemarco Joins Foundation Content As Executive Producer; Abatemarco Had Recently Led MPC Creative’s U.S. DivisionFormer Stardust EP Paul Abatemarco, who most recently headed up MPC Creative's U.S. division, has joined Foundation Content as Executive Producer effective immediately.
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AlphaDogs Post Inflicts Suspense In New Indie Thriller
As any good indie filmmaker knows, post-production is an extremely important part of the puzzle when it comes to creating a great independent film. The process can often become overwhelming however, and leave the indie filmmaker unsure of how to begin post-production or find a facility that caters to the specific needs of independent filmmaking.
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ShootersTV Welcomes Creative Executive Mark Finkelpearl
News: ShootersTV Welcomes Creative Executive Mark FinkelpearlShootersTV, welcomes Mark Finkelpearl, a creative executive and veteran of twenty-five years in non-fiction television, to the company as the Senior Vice President of Development and Production. The announcement was made this morning by ShootersINC President Ray Carballada, to whom Finkelpearl will report.
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Films Originating on Kodak Make Big Impact at Sundance
News: Films Originating on Kodak Make Big Impact at SundanceFestival Winner Fruitvale Leads Impressive List of Films Headed to Cinemas
The 2013 Sundance Film Festival wrapped this last weekend, with director Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale winning the festival’s Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for a drama. The film, which was shot on Kodak Super 16mm by cinematographer Rachel Morrison, was one of many independent movies produced on Kodak film and picked up for distribution.
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B2FX Expands Into New Creative Studio Space In North Hollywood’s Arts District
News: B2FX Expands Into New Creative Studio Space In North Hollywood’s Arts DistrictOscar Winner Barney Burman’s SFX Makeup Company To Continue Work On Season Two Of NBC TV’s Hit Series “Grimm,” And Completes SFX Makeups For Indie Horror Film “Apparitional”
B2FX, Academy Award winner Barney Burman’s Special FX Make-up, Character, and Creature design and production company, has expanded into new creative studio space in North Hollywood’s Arts District.
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32TEN Studios Hosts 2012 MMTB Awards Event, And Begins Indie Film Showcase
News: 32TEN Studios Hosts 2012 MMTB Awards Event, And Begins Indie Film ShowcaseStudio Also Upgrades Its Historic Theater with 2K/3D DLP Projector
32TEN Studios recently hosted the Movie Makers Throughout the Bay (MMTB) 2012 Annual Awards ceremony, which was held in the historic 32TEN Theater. In addition, the studio has also begun playing host to its new series of regularly held Indie Showcase Screenings, presenting a variety of independently produced films shot in and around the Bay Area.
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