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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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‘I Am Road Comic’ Sneaks Into The Friars Club Comedy Film Festival
News: ‘I Am Road Comic’ Sneaks Into The Friars Club Comedy Film FestivalI AM ROAD COMIC, the follow-up to Superlounge director Jordan Brady’s cult-favorite stand-up documentary I AM COMIC, is hitting the festival circuit with a sneak preview of the work-in-progress in New York at THE FRIARS CLUB COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL (FCCFF) on April 4, 2014, at 6:30pm. In the film, more than two dozen comics - including Pete Holmes, T.J. Miller, Marc Maron, Doug Benson, Kyle Kinane, Maria Bamford, Judah Friedlander, Jim Norton, W. Kamau Bell, Nikki Glaser and Alonzo Bodden - discuss the nuts and bolts of working the road in bars and clubs.
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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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Baselight Gets ‘Under the Skin’ of Scarlett Johansson Film
News: Baselight Gets ‘Under the Skin’ of Scarlett Johansson FilmCollaborative Digital Workflow Creates Look for Sci-Fi Movie Directed by Jonathan Glazer
Dirty Looks, the London colour grading studio specialising in Baselight grading for independent movies, carried out the finish of "Under the Skin" - the latest movie from director Jonathan Glazer, starring Scarlett Johansson. Visual effects were completed by Dirty Looks’ creative partner, One of Us; sharing the same building made collaboration even easier to realise the director’s vision.
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Director/Producer Jay Silverman Wraps Principle Photography on his First Directed Feature Film "The Secret Place"
News: Director/Producer Jay Silverman Wraps Principle Photography on his First Directed Feature Film "The Secret Place"Director and Executive Producer Jay Silverman has just wrapped principle photography on his first feature-length film, a dramatic project entitled “The Secret Place.” Co-written by “Blue Valentine” scribe Joey Curtis, along with Silverman and Joe Gamache, “The Secret Place” stars Taylor Spreitler, Peter Coyote, Gil Bellows, Mackenzie Phillips, Rex Lee, Elizabeth Pena, Amy Davidson and Amy Price Francis.
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Tool Wins 3 Awards at SXSW Interactive
News: Tool Wins 3 Awards at SXSW InteractiveIntegrated production company Tool is celebrating after a series of victories at the SXSW Interactive Awards. Directors Ben Tricklebank, James Cooper, and Jason Zada paired with Tool’s digital team represented the company as finalists across multiple categories, boasting several wins.
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Alice Cooper DocOpera from Banger Films Uses Teranex 2D Processor and DaVinci Resolve
News: Alice Cooper DocOpera from Banger Films Uses Teranex 2D Processor and DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced Toronto based Banger Films used Teranex 2D Processor and DaVinci Resolve to complete “Super Duper Alice Cooper,” a new documentary looking at the life of Alice Cooper. The film will premiere in the US at the upcoming 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and will be distributed commercially worldwide.
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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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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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StarStream Entertainment Demonstrates Strong Fundamentals as One of Hollywood's Fastest Growing Independent Producers
Three Major Films With Leading Distributors, Including "Lee Daniels' The Butler," Elmore Leonard's "Life of Crime," Starring Jennifer Aniston, and "Life After Beth," Starring Aubrey Plaza and Cheryl Hines
Under the stewardship of CEO Kim Leadford and her team, StarStream Entertainment (OTCQB:SSET) has had a landmark year, releasing three critically acclaimed films -- "LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER,' "LIFE OF CRIME," and "LIFE AFTER BETH."
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Why We Ride Set For Global Release
News: Why We Ride Set For Global ReleaseWorldwide digital release announced for Bryan Carroll's directorial debut
Gnarlynow Entertainment and Walking West Entertainment have announced that Why We Ride is now available digitally, giving worldwide audiences access to this award winning film. For the first time, wherever Amazon and iTunes is available, audiences around the globe will be able to view the film that has brought the motorcycle community together in celebration of what it means to ride. The film is produced by Bryan H. Carroll and James Walker. Carroll also directed the film.
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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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Family of Woman Film Festival Will Take Place in Sun Valley, March 7-10
The 7th annual Family of Woman Film Festival will take place at the Sun Valley Opera House, March 7-10, with dramatic and documentary film screenings from around the globe and internationally recognized speakers. A special pre-film festival event with Allison Shigo, producer of the Emmy Award-winning documentary film, "A Walk to Beautiful," which was presented at the 2009 Family of Woman Film Festival, will launch a new festival retrospective of filmmakers returning to talk about their current life and work.
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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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Sundance Short Film “Me+Her” Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Cameras
News: Sundance Short Film “Me+Her” Shot on Blackmagic Cinema CamerasBlackmagic Design today announced that “Me+Her,” a live action short film by Island Creek Pictures premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, was shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (MFT). The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was also used for a number of specific shots requiring a smaller camera form factor.
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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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Uwe Boll is currently directing Rampage 2 now in production starring Brendan Fletcher in Maple Ridge, British Columbia
News: Uwe Boll is currently directing Rampage 2 now in production starring Brendan Fletcher in Maple Ridge, British ColumbiaAmok II Productions Inc. is pleased to announce that controversial director Uwe Boll (Far Cry, Assault on Wall Street) is currently in production on ‘Rampage 2’ starring British Columbia born Brendan Fletcher (Rouge). "Rampage 2" is the sequel to the original cult classic "Rampage." The film is being shot on location in Maple Ridge.
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Iceland Cements its Position as Top Choice for Filmmakers the World Over
News: Iceland Cements its Position as Top Choice for Filmmakers the World OverIceland, renowned for its out-of-this-world landscapes and extreme, unique environment has confirmed its status as filmmakers favourite as it celebrates a deluge of blockbuster movies and TV productions recently filmed on the island.
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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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Shane Hurlbut, ASC. Director of Photography for “Need For Speed” Appears on The Go Creative Show
News: Shane Hurlbut, ASC. Director of Photography for “Need For Speed” Appears on The Go Creative ShowShane Hurlbut, ASC. Director of Photography for multi-million dollar feature films speaks with Ben Consoli, host of the Go Creative Show about his upcoming Dreamworks film Need For Speed starring Aaron Paul plus his hugely successful blog Hurlblog and his thoughts on our thriving film making community.
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Dive Provides Color For New Doc: “As The Palaces Burn”
News: Dive Provides Color For New Doc: “As The Palaces Burn”Makes World Premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam
When Director Don Argott and his team at 9.14 Pictures were getting ready to post their newest feature film, “As the Palaces Burn,” they knew just where to go. Argott brought the film to DIVE for color correction. A division of ShootersINC, DIVE specializes in visual effects and picture finishing for feature films, television shows and commercials.
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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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Sony And Filmmaking Alumni Of The American Film Institute Kick Off “Be Moved”: A 4K Movie-Making Project
News: Sony And Filmmaking Alumni Of The American Film Institute  Kick Off “Be Moved”: A 4K Movie-Making ProjectUnique Showcase of Short Films to Demonstrate The Benefits and Diversity of 4K Production
Sony Electronics today announced a 4K movie-making project “Sony/AFI 4K Shorts: Be Moved,” showcasing the talents of the alumni of the AFI Conservatory, the world renowned film school of the American Film Institute (AFI).
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AJA Ki Pro Helps David Marks Capture Sole-Searching Documentary
News: AJA Ki Pro Helps David Marks Capture Sole-Searching DocumentaryDocumentary filmmaker David Marks approaches each new project with a genuine intent to improve the world and inspire human benevolence. Continuing this tradition, Marks' latest observational documentary, "In the Cobbler's Shoes," follows the workday of Misak Pirinjian - a hardworking shoemaker and owner of a reputable family business in Mill Valley, CA. Highlighting Pirinjian's daily interactions with customers and repairs on seemingly dilapidated shoes, the modern fable illustrates how one man's compassion can impact an entire community. To accurately depict Pirinjian's story, Marks relied extensively on an AJA Ki Pro file-based recording device to capture hundreds of hours of footage in Pirinjian's shop over the course of a year.
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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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Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera and Canon Cinema Prime and Zoom Lenses Provide the Performance Needed by First-Time Independent Moviemaker Zephyr Benson
News: Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera and Canon Cinema Prime and Zoom Lenses Provide the Performance Needed by First-Time Independent Moviemaker Zephyr BensonThe movie’s budget was ultra-low, the shooting schedule just 21 days, and the “studio” mostly the mean streets and cramped tenements of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Add a first-time director/screenwriter who is also portraying the film’s main character, and it was clear that making "Straight Outta Tompkins" presented multiple challenges. Nevertheless, director Zephyr Benson and DP Brandon Roots shot the film by combining diligent effort, expert collaborators, and the image quality, high mobility, and superb low-light performance of an EOS C300 cinema camera (and cinema prime and zoom lenses) from Canon, U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. A gritty, cautionary tale of a young drug dealer, "Straight Outta Tompkins" is 21-year-old Benson’s debut feature and yet another example of the ongoing democratization in filmmaking made possible by affordable, high-performance digital cameras such as the EOS C300.
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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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Mobile Imagination Offers TV and Film Production Professionals Free doddle Premium Listings
Mobile Imagination Engages Professional Production Community in Social Media Outreach Campaign to Expand Reach into Global Production Markets
Mobile Imagination LLC (http://www.doddleme.com) today announced it is offering Free Premium Listings in the doddle International Production Directory for all businesses and professionals offering services to the industry, including vendors, crew, talent, and locations for film and television production. As part of this initiative, any business or individual offering services to the production industry can take advantage of a Free Premium Listing Offer by promoting doddle’s offer and/or services across their Facebook and twitter social networks.
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Digital Vision's Phoenix Automates and Refines Restoration Workflow
News: Digital Vision's Phoenix Automates and Refines Restoration WorkflowSoftware Powers Efforts of High Hat Post and Periscope Film
From riding the surf to diving to the ocean's depths in a submarine, Digital Vision's Phoenix Refine restoration software is helping to power the efforts of High Hat Post and Periscope Film. Currently, Phoenix is a crucial tool at High Hat Post in the restoration of a collection of vintage 16 mm surfing movies, as well as current productions. Periscope Film is using Phoenix to automate the restoration of the company's acquired military footage. Both High Hat Post and Periscope Film attribute the success of their workflows to the unmatched features that Phoenix offers, including its ability to automatically remove dirt, dust, scratches and grain.
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Shutterstock Footage Powers the Success of “What You Can Do”
News: Shutterstock Footage Powers the Success of “What You Can Do”Sisters Jessica (Creator/Producer/Writer) and Alicia (Executive Producer/Director/Editor) Arinella have set out to prove that you can change the world – in one minute – with their highly successful series “What You Can Do.” To date, through their company, On the Leesh Productions, they have created over 300 episodes of compelling stories of people and organizations making a difference. Each episode is supported with unique Shutterstock footage.
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Foundation Content Gets Into The Holiday Spirit With “Live Better” Facebook Spot Promoting Walmart’s Efforts To Combat Hunger In America
News: Foundation Content Gets Into The Holiday Spirit With “Live Better” Facebook Spot Promoting Walmart’s Efforts To Combat Hunger In AmericaFoundation Content, an Indie Advertising and Production Collective specializing in cross-platform marketing for a diverse array of clients, has produced a 68-second Holiday spot for Walmart, through advertising agency Omelet. The spot, which appears on Facebook, is a component of WalMart’s “Live Better” promotional campaign, designed to help combat hunger in America.
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West Post Digital Names Tamara Gagarin As Business Development Executive In Move To Expand Company’s Outreach Within Independent And Documentary Film Arenas
News: West Post Digital Names Tamara Gagarin As Business Development Executive In Move To Expand Company’s Outreach Within Independent And Documentary Film ArenasWest Post Digital, a leading online post production company based in Santa Monica, has named Tamara Gagarin as Business Development Executive. Today’s announcement comes in conjunction with the company’s efforts to expand its industry outreach within the feature film arena.
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Music House Thwak! Relaunches As KBV Music
News: Music House Thwak! Relaunches As KBV MusicArtist-Driven Licensing Agency And Label Led By Tony Verderosa Cruises With Royal Carribean Synch Placement
The prolific producer and music-for-picture expert Tony Verderosa announced that his music house, Thwak!, has officially relaunched as KBV Music . The new brand emphasizes the activities of Verderosa’s KBV Records label, which has established a successful track record of artist development since being founded in 2009. The boutique music company has already won a high-profile placement under its new moniker, supplying Royal Caribbean and agency JWT with the raw rock track “Let’s Get It On” by the KBV Records artist Romans.
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Canon’s Cinema EOS C300 Digital Cameras and Cine Zoom Lenses Find a New Home For a Powerful Story by a First-Time Independent Filmmaker
News: Canon’s Cinema EOS C300 Digital Cameras and Cine Zoom Lenses Find a New Home For a Powerful Story by a First-Time Independent FilmmakerShooting an ambitious but tightly budgeted indie feature on the streets of New York City in just 20 days with big-screen cinematic quality was the goal realized by writer/director Jono Oliver for Home, his tale of a mentally troubled young man seeking to live independently. Essential to the success of the project was not only the cooperation Oliver received from friends and supporters of this inspiring story, but also his use of two EOS C300 PL digital cinema cameras and a CN-E30-300mm cine zoom lens from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Home was shot cinéma vérité style in Brooklyn and Manhattan by director of photography Sung Rae Cho.
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Foundation Content Names Tom Cronin Senior VP/Executive Producer for Chicago Office
News: Foundation Content Names Tom Cronin Senior VP/Executive Producer for Chicago OfficeFoundation Content, an Indie Advertising and Production Collective specializing in cross-platform marketing for a diverse array of clients, has named Tom Cronin as Senior VP/Executive Producer for the company’s Chicago Office. Cronin reports to Samantha Hart, CEO, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Foundation Content, who made today’s announcement.
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Foundation Content In House Directing Team The Focus Creeps Nominated As “Best New Directors” For 2012 By The UK’s Music Video Awards
News: Foundation Content In House Directing Team The Focus Creeps Nominated As “Best New Directors” For 2012 By The UK’s Music Video AwardsFoundation Content, an Indie Advertising and Production Collective specializing in cross-platform marketing for a diverse array of clients, has announced that its in-house Directing Team, the Focus Creeps (Ben Chappell and Aaron Brown), has been nominated as “Best New Directors” for 2012 by the UK’s Music Video Awards. Winner will be announced in the UK on Nov. 8th. Samantha Hart, CEO, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Foundation Content, made the announcement.
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Foundation Content Celebrates Three Concurrent Billboards In New York’s Times Square
News: Foundation Content Celebrates Three Concurrent Billboards In New York’s Times SquareNew Animated Billboard Promoting Indie-Rock Duo Matt And Kim, Joins Recent Sony X Headphones And “Real Complainers Vote” Billboards
Foundation Content, an Indie Advertising and Production Collective specializing in cross-platform marketing for a diverse array of clients, is celebrating the fact that it has recently produced three concurrent campaigns that have been featured on billboards in New York’s Times Square. Foundation Content’s VP of Production, Evan Cohen, made the announcement.
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Litepanels LEDs Add Versatility to Waiting for SuperMEN Lighting
News: Litepanels LEDs Add Versatility to Waiting for SuperMEN LightingWhen New York-based cinematographer Quenell Jones was faced with a short shoot and tight locations for the upcoming short film Waiting for SuperMEN, he immediately turned to Litepanels® MicroPro™ as an on-camera light source for several crucial locations.
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"Expanded Cinematography Continues To Grow" At Global Cinematography Institute
“Expanded Cinematography” at Global Cinematography Institute continues to grow. Global Cinematography Institute has students fromall over the globe - Brazil, Italy, Finland, Argentina, Mosambique, Australia, UK, Dubai, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Tunisia and USA.
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Award winning filmmaker Katrin Bowen’s "Random Acts of Romance" to have world premiere at 2012 Vancouver International Film Festival
News: Award winning filmmaker Katrin Bowen’s "Random Acts of Romance" to have world premiere at 2012 Vancouver International Film FestivalKatrin Bowen and Darren Reiter (Amazon Falls) in association with Purple Productions and Bowen Arrow Productions Inc. are pleased to announce that Katrin’s second feature film, "Random Acts of Romance", will have its world premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Katrin, whose first feature film, Amazon Falls (VIFF 2010), garnered her critical acclaim, is thrilled to be back at VIFF and to have the world premiere of the highly anticipated film in her hometown of Vancouver. The film, which features some of the brightest talent in the country, will be screening on October 5, 9 & 12th, 2012.
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Foundation Content Produces Cross-Platform Ad Campaign Introducing New Sony X Headphones With Simon Cowell
News: Foundation Content Produces Cross-Platform Ad Campaign Introducing New Sony X Headphones With Simon CowellSimon Cowell and Sony Electronics teamed up with Foundation Content, through agency/partner Omelet (Los Angeles,) to conceive and produce a unique, cross-platform advertising campaign designed to introduce Sony’s new “X Brand” Headphones. In-house Foundation Content directors James Levon and the Focus Creeps shot these spots over four days on various locations across Los Angeles and San Diego, with second unit photography also shot in NYC.
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The 56th BFI London Film Festival
News: The 56th BFI London Film FestivalThe programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express launched on Wednesday 5 September under the new creative leadership of BFI’s Head of Exhibition and Festival Director, Clare Stewart, bringing a rich and diverse programme of international films and events from both established and upcoming talent over a 12 day celebration of cinema. The Festival will screen a total of 225 fiction and documentary features, including 12 World Premieres, 12 International Premieres and 35 European Premieres*. There will also be screenings of 111 live action and animated shorts. A stellar line-up of directors, cast and crew are expected to take part in career interviews, master classes, and other special events. The 56th BFI London Film Festival will run from 10-21 October 2012.
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Tucson Film & Music Festival Announces 2012 Key Feature Film Line Up; Opening Night, Centerpiece & Closing Night Films
News: Tucson Film & Music Festival Announces 2012 Key Feature Film Line Up; Opening Night, Centerpiece & Closing Night FilmsThe Tucson Film & Music Festival (TFMF) is excited to unveil the anchor films for the eighth annual event running from October 11-14, 2012. TFMF will have 15 premiere screening events featuring over 35 films. Topping the line up are two indie narrative films from distinguished filmmaking teams, and a documentary about a seminal rock band.
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Pioneering filmmaker Ryan Connolly shares his passion for Adobe video software After graduating from film school, Ryan Connolly started out in a fairly typical fashion: creating music videos and commercials for local clients. He then went on to run the video studio at PC game company Alienware. But rather than...
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Live from Sundance: Adobe to stream filmmaker panel on January 17
With today’s technologies, low budget no longer means low-quality for independent filmmakers. On January 17, 2014 [ http://adobe.ly/p6ZMbd ] 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...
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What you'll learn at the Southeast Creative Summit
The chill is already in the air in Georgia today so that can only mean one thing, we're getting closer to the first ever Southeast Creative Summit here in Atlanta. October 25-27 at the fabulous Sheraton Atlanta hotel. As one of the Co-Founders of the Atlanta Cutters Post Production User...
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