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Adobe and YouTube Space Partner to Support Creators; Adobe Announces Vidcon Presence
Adobe and YouTube Space Partner to Support Creators; Adobe Announces Vidcon Presence
Learn more about Adobe's partnership with YouTube at VidCon, July 10-13 in Anaheim CA
The future belongs to those who create. And to us at Adobe, that future looks bright. Creators often choose Adobe’s video tools to help them create YouTube videos. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re teaming up with YouTube Space to support creators around the world in new ways.
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HPA Announces 2019 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
HPA Announces 2019 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Honors will be bestowed on November 21 at the 14th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards Committee have announced the winners of the 2019 HPA Engineering Excellence Award. The winners were selected by a blue-ribbon judging panel after a session held at IMAX on June 22. Honors will be bestowed on November 21 at the 14th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
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Jessica Garcia-Scharer Joins Compadre As Head Of Production
Jessica Garcia-Scharer Joins Compadre As Head Of Production
Prior to joining Compadre, she served as Director of On-Air Promotions at Fox Sports Marketing, Senior Producer at Digital Kitchen, and more
Creative marketing agency Compadre has welcomed Jessica Garcia-Scharer as Head of Production. She brings over 15 years of experience in the creative industry having worked in senior production and marketing roles on both the agency and network sides.
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South Africa's Christian Revival Church Implements AV Solution from Blackmagic Design
South Africa's Christian Revival Church Implements AV Solution from Blackmagic Design
With more than 90 congregations worldwide, the new auditorium in Johannesburg, which holds upwards of 5,500 people, relies on three URSA Broadcast cameras and an ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K switcher for vision mixing. Other Blackmagic Design products include Smartscope Duo 4K, HyperDeck Studio Pro, multiple HyperDeck Minis.
Blackmagic Design today announced that the newest branch of South Africa’s Christian Revival Church (CRC) has installed a multi purpose AV solution based on the ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel. With more than 90 congregations throughout South Africa, and more than 15 globally, including London, Amsterdam and Perth, CRC was established in 1994 by senior pastors, At Boshoff and his wife Nyretta Boshoff, in Bloemfontein. CRC uses technology to link multiple venues during live services, with video playing a crucial role in the church’s ability to connect with a bigger world and reach beyond its borders.
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Ikegami to Demonstrate 4K Media-over-IP Gateway Module for UHK-430 Camera at IBC 2019
Ikegami to Demonstrate 4K Media-over-IP Gateway Module for UHK-430 Camera at IBC 2019
SEE IKEGAMI ON STAND 12.A31 AT IBC 2019, AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 13TH- 17TH
Ikegami, a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for television content creators and broadcasters, will introduce to the European market at IBC 2019 a 4K Media-over-IP gateway for the UHK-430 studio camera.
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Avid to Celebrate the Music Community and Introduce New Audio Products at Avid Connect Live from Music City USA
Join Avid in Nashville or tune in online starting July 18 for the live unveiling of new products for the audio community as well as spotlight sessions, master classes, training, and performances
Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) will host a three-day celebration of the music community that creates, produces, performs, and distributes its music with Avid creative tools and solutions. The event takes place July 18-20 in Nashville “Music City USA” while the Summer NAMM music conference is in town and will be streaming live on the Avid Link app, avid.com, and Avid social media channels.
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Rising Sun Pictures Journeys to Another Dimension with “Spider-Man: Far From Home”
Rising Sun Pictures Journeys to Another Dimension with “Spider-Man: Far From Home”
In its first contribution to the Spider-Man franchise, studio produces hologram that reveals the origin of the Elementals
Rising Sun Pictures delivered more than 100 visual effects shots for Columbia Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ superhero epic Spider-Man: Far From Home, one of this year’s most anticipated blockbusters. The studio’s work included a memorable holographic sequence that reveals one of the film’s biggest mysteries: the origins of The Elementals, four monstrous creatures from a parallel universe with the ability to control fire, earth, water and wind.
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Alchemy Post Sound Puts Its Best Foot Forward in Delivering Foley for FX’s “Fosse/Verdon”
Alchemy Post Sound Puts Its Best Foot Forward in Delivering Foley for FX’s “Fosse/Verdon”
Foley specialists collaborate with Supervising Sound Editors Daniel Timmons and Tony Volante in recreating the sounds of the Broadway and film magic woven by the legendary choreographer and musical actress
Alchemy Post Sound put on its tap shoes (and a whole lot more) in creating Foley sound for Fosse/Verdon, FX’s critically-acclaimed limited series about choreographer Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and his collaborator and wife, the singer/dancer Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams). Working under the direction of supervising sound editors Daniel Timmons and Tony Volante, Foley artist Leslie Bloome and his team performed and recorded hundreds of custom sound effects to support the show’s sultry dance sequences and add realistic ambience to its historic settings.
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“The Voice Of Esports” Original Subnation Podcast To Debut This Month On Westwood One Podcast Network
Gaming Legend Paul “ReDeYe” Chaloner Hosts The Podcast, Launching 6/28
Esports fans – get ready to press play on your next gaming addiction. Westwood One, America’s largest audio network, and multi-platform media brand Subnation are announcing a new original podcast called, “The Voice of Esports” hosted by gaming legend Paul “ReDeYe” Chaloner. The first show aired 6/28 on Westwood One Podcast Network; you can check out the episode here.
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Sonnet Announces Professional Dual-Slot RED MINI-MAG Thunderbolt 3 Card Reader
Sonnet Announces Professional Dual-Slot RED MINI-MAG Thunderbolt 3 Card Reader
The SF3 Series – RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader features dual card slots and a 40Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3 interface
Sonnet Technologies today announced the SF3™ Series – RED MINI-MAG® Pro Card Reader, the latest model in its expanding family of professional media readers. The SF3 Series – RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader features dual card slots and a 40Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3 interface. RED MINI-MAGs are the official SSD media for RED Digital Still and Motion Cameras.
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Hyper RPG Powers its YouTube and Twitch Live Streaming Workflows with Blackmagic Design
Hyper RPG Powers its YouTube and Twitch Live Streaming Workflows with Blackmagic Design
Hyper RPG goes live five days a week during the afternoons, and its YouTube and Twitch channels attract more than 44 million unique viewers during these live streams, incorporating Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K, ATEM Television Studio HD and more
Blackmagic Design today announced that Hyper Rabbit Power Go (Hyper RPG), an online gathering place centered around video and tabletop gaming, comic books, movies and more, has incorporated a Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K and ATEM Television Studio HD live production switchers and more to shoot and live stream around thirty hours of programming per week on its YouTube and Twitch channels.
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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Weaves a Web of Thrilling Sound  For Spider-Man™: Far From Home
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Weaves a Web of Thrilling Sound  For Spider-Man™: Far From Home
Supervising Sound Editor & Sound Designer Steven Ticknor, Re-Recording Mixer and Supervising Sound Editor & Sound Designer Tony Lamberti and Re-Recording Mixer Kevin O’Connell previously collaborated on Spider-Man: Homecoming
Post-production sound for this summer’s blockbuster hit from Columbia Pictures, in association with Marvel Studios, Spider-Man: Far From Home, was completed by Sony Pictures Post Production Services. Supervising Sound Editor & Sound Designer Steven Ticknor, Re-Recording Mixer and Supervising Sound Editor & Sound Designer Tony Lamberti and Re-Recording Mixer Kevin O’Connell led a team of veteran sound artists in delivering dynamic soundscapes to match the film’s full throttle action, mind-blowing superhero gadgetry and larger-than-life characters, the latter including a quartet of extra-dimensional creatures with colossal powers known as the Elemental Creatures.
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Broadway’s "Network" used Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4Ks and ATEM Switchers
Broadway’s "Network" used Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4Ks and ATEM SwitchersBlackmagic Design today announced that the hit Tony winning Broadway play “Network” used its products to help create an immersive experience for audience members, putting them right in the middle of a live news broadcast. Video Designer and Cinematographer Tal Yarden used Micro Studio Camera 4Ks, Studio Camera 4Ks, Video Assist 4K monitor/recorders, ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K and ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel on and off stage to film and live switch the performance, helping to create a unique multimedia spectacle for the audience.
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Africa Post Office Powers its Creative Success with EditShare
Africa Post Office Powers its Creative Success with EditShare
EditShare’s full suite of tools facilitates creative collaboration for post facility’s acclaimed feature film, documentary, and editorial projects
EditShare®, a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, announced today that Nairobi-based creative facility, Africa Post Office (APO) has selected the EditShare suite of products to facilitate collaboration and media management for its critically acclaimed film, documentary, and editorial projects. APO will leverage EditShare EFS high-performance, scale-out shared storage, Flow media asset management (MAM), and Ark archiving backup solution for its projects. The first independent post facility of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa, APO is lead by multi-award-winning editor Franki Ashiruka whose world-class body of work includes “Poacher” and “Tales from The Bush Larder.”
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Bank of Hawaii Foundation presents 30th Annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival August 8-18
Bank of Hawaii Foundation presents 30th Annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival August 8-18
22 screenings and panel discussions, culminating with a signature Red Carpet Gala on August 17
The Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation (HGLCF) is honored to produce the 30th Annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival (HRFF30). It will be at the Doris Duke Theatre from August 8 – 18. There will be 22 screenings and panel discussions, culminating with a signature Red Carpet Gala on August 17.
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Light Iron Enlists Renowned Industry Colorist Scott Klein
Light Iron Enlists Renowned Industry Colorist Scott Klein
Post Facility Also Expands Footprint to Accommodate Growing Business
Light Iron, a Panavision company, is excited to announce that award-winning colorist Scott Klein is joining the company. As supervising colorist of numerous groundbreaking episodic series, Klein joins a superior roster of Light Iron artists located in both Los Angeles and New York who provide collaborative, creative expertise on feature films, episodic series and music videos.
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Florida’s First Assembly of God Ministries Produces Cinematic Worship Telecasts/Streaming with Panasonic VariCam LT CineLive System
Florida’s First Assembly of God Ministries Produces Cinematic Worship Telecasts/Streaming with Panasonic VariCam LT CineLive System
AW-UE150 4K/HD Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras Capture Specialty Shots
First Assembly of God, a Pentecostal ministry established 47 years ago in Fort Myers, FL, recently upgraded to Panasonic VariCam LT cameras with CineLive, as well as AW-UE150 4K/HD pan/tilt/zoom cameras, for live production of weekly worship services.
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Autodesk to Showcase the Future of VFX, Games & Animation at SIGGRAPH 2019
Autodesk to Showcase the Future of VFX, Games & Animation at SIGGRAPH 2019At SIGGRAPH 2019 in Los Angeles, Calif, Autodesk will unveil the latest updates to its media and entertainment tools for artists in VFX, animation, games, VR/AR and beyond. New improvements will connect creative workflows, streamline production, and help teams bring more engaging content to audiences worldwide. SIGGRAPH attendees can visit Autodesk at booth #1211 for demos and presentations of Maya, Shotgun Software, Arnold and Flame and 3ds Max. Stay tuned for the latest news at Siggraph about AI-enhanced workflows, artist-friendly pipelines, and creating effects procedurally with Bifrost in Maya.
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CVLT Hires Katya Pavlova as Head of Post Production
CVLT Hires Katya Pavlova as Head of Post Production
Joins team after six years at The Mill, working with the industry’s top directors and brands including Netflix, Facebook, Ralph Lauren, Jimmy Choo and Vogue
New York and LA-based video production studio CVLT has announced Katya Pavlova as Head of Post Production. Katya joins the team after six years at The Mill, where she produced highly-acclaimed projects including David Bowie's “Life on Mars” music video remake--directed by renowned photographer Mick Rock--as well as Steven Klein’s augmented reality experience for W Magazine’s cover, featuring an interactive 3D digital portrait of Katy Perry.
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ShotPut Pro and Imagine HQ iOS App Combine to Deliver New Levels of Flexibility in Managing and Monitoring Media Offloads
ShotPut Pro and Imagine HQ iOS App Combine to Deliver New Levels of Flexibility in Managing and Monitoring Media Offloads
Imagine Products® Transforms Media Offloading With Updates to ShotPut Pro® and New Imagine HQ™ iOS App; Visit Imagine Products at IBC2019, Stand 7.A30
Imagine Products Inc., creator of software utilities for backing up, viewing, sharing, transcoding, and archiving video assets, introduced several key upgrades to the company's ShotPut Pro app, the industry standard for offloading video, audio, and photo files. Together, the new ShotPut Pro Mac 2019.2 release and the new Imagine HQ iOS app combine to give users even greater flexibility in any file-based media workflow.
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PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box Goes Live at Life TV Asia
PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box Goes Live at Life TV Asia
See PlayBox Neo on stand 8.B71 at IBC 2019, Amsterdam, September 13th-17th
Life TV Asia, based at Marikina City in the Philippines, has chosen PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box as the core of its broadcast playout system. The new installation forms the core of an infrastructure upgrade designed to maximize the station's operating efficiency.
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Devin Townsend Uses Waves Nx Headphones for Mixing
Devin Townsend Uses Waves Nx Headphones for Mixing
Devin Townsend Uses Waves Nx – Virtual Mix Room over Headphones and Waves Nx Head Tracker for Headphones for Mixing
Guitarist, composer, producer, and recording and mixing engineer Devin Townsend (The Devin Townsend Project) employs Waves Nx – Virtual Mix Room over Headphones and Waves Nx Head Tracker for Headphones for mixing. Townsend comments, “The last two albums that I have released, Ocean Machine Live in Plovdiv Bulgaria and Empath, were the biggest projects that I have used Waves Nx on. However, having said that, the only reason I had not used Nx on more projects is simply that I have only known about Nx for this amount of time.”
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Free DaVinci Resolve Training at VidCon with Blackmagic Design
Free DaVinci Resolve Training at VidCon with Blackmagic DesignAt this year’s Los Angeles VidCon, Blackmagic Design will be offering free hands on training for its DaVinci Resolve Studio post production software at Booth 1400. VidCon attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with popular YouTubers Bri Heart and Jervy Hou at the Blackmagic Design booth to hear how they created their newest video using DaVinci Resolve Studio and Blackmagic Design cameras.
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Focusrite Launches 3rd-Generation Scarlett Range
Focusrite Launches 3rd-Generation Scarlett RangeFocusrite announces the 3rd generation of its Scarlett range of USB interfaces. The Scarlett range has already helped make more records than any other in history, and with the 3rd generation, you’ll sound better than ever. Featuring six configurations of ins and outs with the best performing Scarlett mic preamps the range has ever heard, now with Air, high headroom instrument inputs, and high-performance converters, Scarlett is enabling millions of musicians, songwriters and producers to record, mix and play back audio in studio quality everywhere, all the time.
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Apex Broadcast relies on ATEM Constellation 8K for 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge America
Apex Broadcast relies on ATEM Constellation 8K for 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge AmericaBlackmagic Design today announced that Apex Broadcast has built a custom OB truck packed with the ATEM Constellation 8K switcher, ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel, three ATEM Camera Control Panels, 13 URSA Broadcast cameras, Broadcast Videohub router, four HyperDeck Studio recorders and approximately 30 Mini Converter Optical Fiber 12G converters to broadcast the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge America. The professional auto racing series airs monthly on CBS Sports Network on Sundays from April to October 2019.
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Duplitech relies on Cintel Scanner 2 for HDR film scanning
Duplitech relies on Cintel Scanner 2 for HDR film scanningBlackmagic Design today announced that Duplitech, one of L.A.’s most respected independent media service labs, is using a host of Blackmagic Design gear, including Cintel Scanner 2 for high dynamic range (HDR) film scanning. Duplitech found that Cintel Scanner 2 performs exceptionally well on 16mm film, having recently worked with the element while onboarding the “Blondie” television series from the 1950s.
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Pipeline Conference hosts inaugural event in Los Angeles, July 28, 2019
Pipeline Conference hosts inaugural event in Los Angeles, July 28, 2019The Pipeline Conference to host their inaugural event in Los Angeles on July 28, 2019. New conference to bring together knowledge and vision of pipelines in the media and entertainment industry Los Angeles, June 25, 2019 – The Pipeline Conference (TPC) will attract senior figures with technical backgrounds working with animation, VFX and games pipelines. The conference will take place at General Assembly in Los Angeles from 9am to 5pm.
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Testronic Labs Invests in Archion's High Performance EditStor Omni Storage Solution to Address Demanding Workflows in Burbank, CA, and Warsaw, Poland Facilities
Testronic Labs Invests in Archion's High Performance EditStor Omni Storage Solution to Address Demanding Workflows in Burbank, CA, and Warsaw, Poland Facilities
Testronic currently has a mix of over 20 Macs, PCs, and Linux workstations connected to the EditStor Omni in their Burbank facility, with a similar number of workstations connected to the Omni in their Warsaw location
Archion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra- high performance network storage solutions for content creation, has announced that Testronic Labs, a leader in quality assurance (QA), localization services, and compliance for the film, television and games industries, has invested in Archion EditStor Omni storage systems. These Archion solutions are in use at two of Testronic’s locations: Burbank, CA, and Warsaw, Poland.
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Nice Shoes Launches Long Form VFX Division Led by EP Nick Litwinko
Nice Shoes Launches Long Form VFX Division Led by EP Nick Litwinko
Seasoned EP Will Expand Nice Shoes’ VFX Work into Television and Film
NYC-based creative studio Nice Shoes has hired Nick Litwinko as Executive Producer, helming the launch of its new film and episodic VFX division. Litwinko, who has built a career on infusing a serial entrepreneur approach to the development of creative studios, will grow the division, recruiting versatile talent to bring a boutique, collaborative approach to visual effects for long-form entertainment projects. The division will focus on projects spanning feature film and episodic, that are marked with highly stylized visuals as a vehicle for conceptual exploration. Since coming on board with Nice Shoes, Nick and his team already have three long form projects underway and will be announcing a major talent signing in the coming months.
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Diplo’s “So Long” music video uses URSA Mini Pro and Blackmagic RAW
Diplo’s “So Long” music video uses URSA Mini Pro and Blackmagic RAW
Produced at the 2019 Stagecoach Festival, the video and song are a departure from Diplo’s EDM base, taking a deep step into the country music genre
Blackmagic Design announced today that “So Long,” Diplo’s latest music video featuring country artist Cam, was shot using the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K and utilized the Blackmagic RAW format.
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BronzeLens Film Festival Celebrates 10 Years and Announces Film Selections for 2019
BronzeLens Film Festival Celebrates 10 Years and Announces Film Selections for 2019
Almost 100 projects from 11 countries, six continents, 9 languages; festival includes panels, workshops, and many special events
The acclaimed BronzeLens Film Festival turns ten this year, and kicks off the celebration with its announcement of the official film selections for 2019. Running August 21-25 in Atlanta, the 10th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival will take place at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta and other venues throughout the city. Award-winning actors Terri J. Vaughn and Keith David hosted BronzeLens' official film selections announcement on Facebook Live, revealing a diverse slate of national and international filmmakers originating from eleven countries, representing almost 100 projects.
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Passaic County Technical Institute Upgrades Studio with Three JVC CONNECTED CAM Cameras
Passaic County Technical Institute Upgrades Studio with Three JVC CONNECTED CAM Cameras
Paired with Canon lenses, the cameras are used to produce a variety of student projects including Tech Today, an ongoing YouTube series that highlights PCTI students, faculty, alumni, and events
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Passaic County Technical Institute, a vocational high school in Wayne, upgraded its studio in April with three CONNECTED CAM GY‑HC900 broadcast camcorders. Paired with Canon lenses, the cameras are used to produce a variety of student projects including Tech Today, an ongoing YouTube series that highlights PCTI students, faculty, alumni, and events.
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VFX Legion Creates Visual Effects For The Horror Film, 'MA' (Releases VFX Breakdown Reel)
VFX Legion Creates Visual Effects For The Horror Film, 'MA'        (Releases VFX Breakdown Reel)
The LA/ B.C.-based company has created visual effects for a long roster of movies in this genre, including several Blumhouse films, such as ‘Sinister 2,’ ‘Insidious: Chapter 3,’ ‘Ouija,’ ‘Amityville:The Awakening' and two films from the ‘Purge’ franchise.
VFX Legion recently wrapped work on ‘MA,’ Blumhouse Productions’ new psychological horror film, which opened in theaters on May 31st. The award-winning studio tapped its the company’s experience digitally mutilating and eviscerating characters and augmenting practical footage to craft a range of photorealist visual effects that heightened the visceral impact of some of the movie’s most gruesome and suspenseful scenes.
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Elton John: Rocketman Used DaVinci Resolve Studio Throughout Color Pipeline: On Set, for DI, and Finish Grading
Elton John: Rocketman Used DaVinci Resolve Studio Throughout Color Pipeline: On Set, for DI, and Finish Grading
Rocketman’s on set DIT workflow was developed and managed by Onset Tech with Goldcrest Post handling final DI and online
Blackmagic Design has today announced that its DaVinci Resolve Studio was used throughout the color pipeline on Paramount’s new musical biopic about Elton John’s breakthrough years produced by Marv Films & Rocket Pictures and directed by Dexter Fletcher.
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Pond5 Announces World’s Largest Collection of Royalty-Free Editorial Video Featuring Content from Reuters and Other Leading Global News Organizations
Pond5 Announces World’s Largest Collection of Royalty-Free Editorial Video Featuring Content from Reuters and Other Leading Global News Organizations
New collection launches with an industry-disrupting licensing model for news, celebrity, sports, and user-generated content from Reuters, Cover Video, Newsflare, and more
Pond5, the world’s largest royalty-free video marketplace, today announced the launch of its industry-disrupting, royalty-free Editorial collection, featuring timely footage from the worlds of current events, sports, and entertainment, plus a wealth of video from citizen journalists, who are able to capture unique footage in the moment, as it unfolds.
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Red Giant Introduces: VFX Suite for Adobe After Effects
Red Giant Introduces: VFX Suite for Adobe After Effects
Keying, tracking, cleanup, and visual effects compositing, right inside Adobe After Effects. A brand-new suite of powerful visual effects tools from Red Giant, creators of Trapcode, Magic Bullet, Universe and PluralEyes, is here.
Red Giant today announced VFX Suite, an all-new suite of keying, tracking, cleanup and visual effects compositing tools, all right inside Adobe® After Effects®, part of Adobe Creative Cloud®. Comprised of nine tools in total, Red Giant VFX Suite offers a powerful toolkit for realistic VFX composites, automatic chroma-keying, lightning-fast and accurate planar tracking, object replacement/removal, photo-realistic glow effects, beautiful prismatic displacement effects and camera-inspired lens flares for visual effects and motion graphics.
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Qoncept Inc. uses Blackmagic DeckLink SDI Micro for Baseball Pitch Tracking System Baseboy
Qoncept Inc. uses Blackmagic DeckLink SDI Micro for Baseball Pitch Tracking System Baseboy
Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K was used to shoot baseball in play, with feed sent to Baseboy via a Blackmagic DeckLink SDI Micro
Blackmagic Design announced today that Blackmagic’s DeckLink SDI Micro was used for capture and playback with the pitching tracking system “Baseboy,” a newly announced system by Qoncept Inc. capable of visualizing a ball’s path and interlocking with a camera feed. Baseboy was first used, in conjunction with a Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K, in the recent Japan/US international baseball match, Samurai Japan Series 2019, broadcast by TV Asahi as Japan’s first real time baseboy analysis system.
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Atomos Introduces Neon: The All-New Cinema Monitor-Recording Displays Specifically Designed To Meet The HDR Challenges Of Modern TV And Film Production
Atomos Introduces Neon: The All-New Cinema Monitor-Recording Displays Specifically Designed To Meet The HDR Challenges Of Modern TV And Film Production
Available for every purpose, from 17" for on-set use, to 55" for client sessions and color grading, all controllable via Atomos iOS app
Atomos Limited, ("Atomos"), the global leader in precision monitor-recorders and switchers for the cinema industry and content creators, today announced the introduction of Neon, an all-new line-up of precision 4K HDR field monitor-recorders for on-set or in-studio production where reliable and trustworthy monitoring is essential for the digital darkroom and the video village on today's sets. Neon comes in four screen sizes, 17", 24", 31" and 55",ensuring that no matter the critical production usage, every crew member sees an accurate image representation so directors know with confidence that they have got the shot, that cinematographers ensure consistent exposure, focus pullers maintain the sharpness of an actor's eyes, and so editors and color graders can lock down the creative intent from shot to shot.
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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Delivers Out of This World Sound For “Men in Black™: International”
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Delivers Out of This World Sound For “Men in Black™: International”
Mixing was done in Sony Pictures’ Kim Novak Theater, working natively in Dolby Atmos; deliverables also included Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround 7.1, DTS: X and Auro 11.1 mixes
Sound production for Columbia Pictures’ new action adventure Men in Black: International was completed by Sony Pictures Post Production Services on the studio lot in Culver City. Three-time Academy Award®-winning sound designer/supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer Paul N. J. Ottosson led the sound team in delivering a host of ingenious sound elements to support the film’s colorful cast of characters, super-charged action scenes and extraterrestrial comedy.
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FOR-A Corporation of America Names Mike Buchanan to Lead Sales Effort in Western U.S.
FOR-A Corporation of America Names Mike Buchanan to Lead Sales Effort in Western U.S.
Buchanan was previously with Kramer Electronics; will be based out of FOR-A’s Cypress, California office
FOR-A Corporation of America announces the appointment of Mike Buchanan as Western Regional Sales Manager. Buchanan was most recently an executive with the Burbank-based systems integration firm, SIT Group, and was previously with Kramer Electronics. He will be based out of FOR-A’s Cypress, California office.
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Hoods Inc. Productions Powers Its New Modern Media Operation With EditShare
Hoods Inc. Productions Powers Its New Modern Media Operation With EditShare
EditShare Flow, XStream EFS and Ark simplify mass storage, media sharing and archiving needs; connected workflow propels efficiency and growth for the award-winning productions
EditShare®, a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, announced today that Singapore-based Hoods Inc. Productions (Hoods Inc.) has designed its next-generation media operation around EditShare media solutions, putting XStream EFS scale-out shared storage, Flow production asset management and Ark archiving and backup at the core of its media production operation.
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Goldcrest Post’s Ryan Price Creates the Sounds of Self Destruction in “Her Smell”
Goldcrest Post’s Ryan Price Creates the Sounds of Self Destruction in “Her Smell”
Veteran sound designer and re-recording mixer continues his collaboration with director Alex Ross Perry with powerful drama of a faltering punk rocker starring Elisabeth Moss.
Sound production for Her Smell¸ writer/director Alex Ross Perry’s new film about a self-destructive punk rocker named Becky Something (Elisabeth Moss), was completed at Goldcrest Post in New York. Ryan M. Price served as supervising sound editor, sound designer and re-recording mixer on the project, delivering a rich and nuanced soundtrack that brings to life a seedy rock club, an indie recording studio and other points along Becky’s road to ruin…and eventual redemption.
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Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus lenses give dimensionality to Netflix Film The Perfection
Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus lenses give dimensionality to Netflix Film The Perfection
Vanja Cernjul combines S7/i and Anamorphic/i to create multiple looks in the same universe
Cooke Optics’ S7/i Full Frame Plus and Anamorphic/i lenses were utilised on Netflix Film The Perfection. Shot by cinematographer Vanja Černjul, ASC (The Deuce, Crazy Rich Asians), the film was directed by Richard Shepard (The Matador, Dom Hemingway, “Girls”), written by Eric C. Charmelo, Nicole Snyder, and Richard Shepard, and follows the story of atroubled musical prodigy who seeks out the new star pupil of her former school with shocking consequences. The Perfection was released globally on Netflix Friday 24 May 2019.
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Sonnet Announces Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe Expansion System/1U Rackmount Enclosure for Apple Mac mini
Sonnet Announces Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe Expansion System/1U Rackmount Enclosure for Apple Mac mini
Custom 1U enclosure securely mounts a Mac mini computer and connects two PCIe card slots to the computer through one of its Thunderbolt 3 ports
Sonnet Technologies today announced the xMac™ mini Server Thunderbolt™ 3 Edition, the updated version of its award-winning Thunderbolt-to-PCIe® card expansion system and rackmount enclosure designed exclusively for Apple Mac mini® computers. The xMac mini Server Thunderbolt 3 Edition features a dual-port Thunderbolt 3 interface that enables it to support the latest Mac mini computers, which now feature Thunderbolt 3 technology.
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Solotech implements 12G-SDI workflow for Mont-Mégantic National Park with Blackmagic Design
Solotech implements 12G-SDI workflow for Mont-Mégantic National Park with Blackmagic Design
12G-SDI AV and streaming workflow built around Blackmagic Design products includes an ATEM Production Studio 4K, Blackmagic eGPU and Blackmagic Web Presenter
Blackmagic Design today announced that the ASTROLab, an astronomy activity center located at the Mont-Mégantic National Park in southern Québec, has built a new 12G-SDI AV and streaming workflow around Blackmagic Design products, including an ATEM Production Studio 4K, Blackmagic eGPU and Blackmagic Web Presenter. The new workflow powers ASTROLab’s daily science presentations in its interactive theater, allowing them to live stream the presentations to audiences around the world.
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ShortsTV Offers US TV Premiere of Historical Programming, Early Shorts from Jim Henson
ShortsTV Offers US TV Premiere of Historical Programming, Early Shorts from Jim Henson
ShortsTV to Premiere Historical Programming from Jim Henson, Offering Audiences a Look at His Early Short Films and How They Influenced his Subsequent Worldwide Success as Creator of the Muppets
The early projects of Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, are premiering on ShortsTV™, the world’s only 24/7 HD TV channel dedicated to short movies (www.shorts.tv) and official distributor of the OSCAR® Nominated Short Films. The network will take viewers across the globe on a journey through Henson’s life and works, in an all-night extravaganza on June 11, 2019, that showcases his genius imagination and creativity, before his worldwide success with the Muppets.
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Polish Football Association Live Streams with Blackmagic Design
Polish Football Association Live Streams with Blackmagic Design
Poland’s national football association, Polski Zwiazek Pilki Noznej (PZPN), is being live streamed with URSA Broadcasts, an ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K and Smart Videohub
Blackmagic Design today announced that a multicam outside broadcast workflow, featuring URSA Broadcast and ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, is delivering a wide range of live streaming content for Poland’s national football association, Polski Zwiazek Pilki Noznej (PZPN).
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Rising Sun Pictures Journeys into a Mutant Mind for “Dark Phoenix”
Rising Sun Pictures Journeys into a Mutant Mind for “Dark Phoenix”
Studio delivers 150 shots for 20th Century Fox’s latest X-Men blockbuster, including a harrowing Cerebro sequence that uncovers Jean Grey’s troubled past.
Continuing its association with 20th Century Fox’ acclaimed X-Men franchise, Rising Sun Pictures contributed nearly 150 visual effects shots to the latest film in the superhero saga, Dark Phoenix. RSP’s work on the film spanned nearly 18 months and involved close collaboration with Director Simon Kinberg, VFX Supervisor Phil Brennan and VFX Producer Kurt Williams.
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Premier Hawaiian Production Co Selects Second FOR-A Switcher Based on 4K Capabilities, Feature Set
Premier Hawaiian Production Co Selects Second FOR-A Switcher Based on 4K Capabilities, Feature Set
Mid-Pacific Audio Visual, Hawaii’s premier firm for live corporate event and entertainment production. adds HANABI HVS-490 video switcher
Honolulu-based Mid-Pacific Audio Visual is known as Hawaii’s premier firm for live corporate event and entertainment production with high-end clients in search of the best technical staff and equipment. Last month, the company added a FOR-A HANABI HVS-490 video production switcher to its roster, largely based on the success enjoyed with the compact HVS-300HS HD/SD 1 M/E switcher.
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Boris FX Mocha Pro Adds Highly-Anticipated OFX Plug-in Support for Autodesk Flame
Boris FX Mocha Pro Adds Highly-Anticipated OFX Plug-in Support for Autodesk Flame
Mocha Pro’s 2019.5 release delivers faster planar tracking and masking for visual effects with new edge-snapping roto tools, improved render speeds, and custom layout manager
The post-production industry’s most popular planar tracking plug-in, Boris FX Mocha Pro, is now available as an OFX plug-in for Autodesk Flame 2020. The Mocha Pro 2019.5 release introduces a powerful new streamlined workflow to the high-end Flame artist community who have previously relied on Mocha’s standalone application for advanced tracking, rotoscoping, and object removal.
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ATTO Technology Announces Support for New, Revolutionary Apple Mac Pro and macOS Catalina
Complete hardware and software portfolio is ready to support the latest platform from Apple
ATTO Technology, Inc, a global leader of storage and network connectivity and infrastructure solutions, today reaffirms its commitment to Apple® technology innovations by announcing support for the new Apple Mac Pro® and macOS® Catalina.
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Sonnet Announces Breakthrough-Priced Thunderbolt 2 to 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Solo10G adapter also supports NBASE-T™ (multigigabit) technology, the recent Ethernet standard that enables 2.5Gbps and 5Gbps speeds on existing CAT 5e (and better) cabling at distances of up to 100 meters
Sonnet Technologies today announced the Solo10G™ Thunderbolt™ 2 Edition adapter, the latest product in the company's comprehensive array of single- and dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) network adapters. Solo10G adapters add super-fast 10GbE network connectivity to a wide range of computers, enabling users to easily connect to 10GbE-enabled network infrastructure and storage systems using the 10GbE standard.
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Showtime’s The Chi Uses Blackmagic Design Cameras To Bring Chicago To Life
Showtime’s The Chi Uses Blackmagic Design Cameras To Bring Chicago To Life
A wide array of Blackmagic Design cameras, including three Blackmagic URSA Mini Pros, an URSA Mini 4K and two Micro Studio Camera 4Ks recording into Blackmagic Video Assists 4K, for DP Abraham Martinez’ naturalistic portrayal of Chicago’s south side
Blackmagic Design announced today that Showtime Networks’ “The Chi” incorporated a wide array of Blackmagic Design cameras, including URSA Mini Pros and Micro Studio Camera 4K, for Director of Photography Abraham Martinez’ naturalistic portrayal of Chicago’s south side.
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Blackmagic Design announces new Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR for Apple Pro Display XDR
Blackmagic Design announces new Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR for Apple Pro Display XDR
Advanced 8K monitoring solution that lets you use the new Apple Pro Display XDR as a color critical reference monitor on set and in post production!
Blackmagic Design today announced Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR, an advanced 8K DisplayPort monitoring solution with dual on screen scope overlays, HDR, 33 point 3D LUTs and monitor calibration that’s been specifically designed for the professional film and television market and to take advantage of a new generation of monitors such as the Pro Display XDR. Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR will be available in Oct 2019 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$1,295.
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DP Matthew Clark shoots Amazon Studios’ feature "Late Night" with the Panasonic VariCam 35 Cinema Camera
DP Matthew Clark shoots Amazon Studios’ feature "Late Night" with the Panasonic VariCam 35 Cinema Camera
DP Matthew Clark captured 4K 12-bit 444 AVC Intra files in V-log, using ‘70s era Superspeeds and Ultraspeeds from Panavision
From Amazon Studios, Late Night, directed by Nisha Ganatra from a screenplay by Mindy Kaling, follows late-night talk show host Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) teams up with new writer, Molly Patel (Kaling), to help revitalize the program…and her career. The comedy feature, which had its premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, was shot by cinematographer Matthew Clark (Pitch Perfect 3, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) with the VariCam 35 camera.
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Todd A. Dos Reis, ASC chooses two Cooke lens systems to depict two worlds for OWN's "David Makes Man"
Todd A. Dos Reis, ASC chooses two Cooke lens systems to depict two worlds for OWN's "David Makes Man"
New drama series from Oscar-winner Tarell Alvin McCraney set for a summer 2019 premiere on OWN
David Makes Man is the first TV series written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, who won an Academy Award for co-writing the 2017 Best Picture winner Moonlight based on his play, “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.” McCraney, serving as the series executive producer along with Michael B. Jordan (Creed) and Oprah Winfrey, tells a semi-autobiographical story of his own life, as did Moonlight,delving into childhood trauma and using the power of imagination to survive.
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University of Sydney Learning Media Team Goes 4K with EditShare EFS Storage Solutions
University of Sydney Learning Media Team Goes 4K with EditShare EFS Storage Solutions
Sydney Uni selects EditShare XStream EFS 300 to help meet the demand to produce high quality video content in 4K
EditShare®, a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, media asset management (MAM) and automated quality control (AQC), today announced that the Learning Media Team at The University of Sydney (Sydney Uni), an Australian public research and teaching university, selected the EditShare XStream EFS 300 to help them meet the demand to produce high quality video content in 4K. Digistor, an EditShare official dealer in Australia, was on site to facilitate the installation.
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Ben Davis, BSC shoots Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel action with Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Camera
Ben Davis, BSC shoots Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel action with Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Camera
DP Ben Davis, BSC added spherical and vintage Panavision glass to Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera
(Fremont, CA--May 30, 2019) Blackmagic Design has today announced that its Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera was used in the filming of key action sequences on Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel.” The twenty first installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was lensed by cinematographer Ben Davis, BSC (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Doctor Strange” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”).
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Sonnet Announces Updated Mac mini® Mounting Solutions, Optimized for New High-Performance Models
Sonnet Announces Updated Mac mini® Mounting Solutions, Optimized for New High-Performance Models
RackMac™ mini secures one or two Mac mini computers in server or rack; MacCuff™ mini secures computer to back of monitor, under table, on wall, and more
Sonnet today announced new versions of its popular RackMac™ mini 1U rackmount enclosure and MacCuff™ mini security mounting bracket for Apple® Mac mini® computers, with updated designs optimized to support the proper cooling of the latest models (especially the late 2018 6-core model). The RackMac mini secures one or two Mac mini computers side-by-side in a server, equipment, or portable rack or in a molded case. The MacCuff mini secures the computer to the back of a monitor, under or on a desk or table, or even on a wall.
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ATTO Announces macOS(R) Driver Support for 10/25/40/50/100GbE NICs
ATTO Announces macOS(R) Driver Support for 10/25/40/50/100GbE NICs
The new ATTO FastFrame 3 driver is the industry’s first macOS driver to support the latest 25/50/100GbE standard, continuing long-standing relationship with Apple
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, has announced macOS® driver support for the latest generation of ATTO FastFrame™ 3 10/25/40/50/100Gb Ethernet network adapters.
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Panavision’s Camera-to-Finish Imaging Ecosystem Featured at Cine Gear 2019
Panavision’s Camera-to-Finish Imaging Ecosystem Featured at Cine Gear 2019
In addition to exhibiting, Panavision, in partnership with RED Digital Cinema, will present a panel featuring Oscar®-nominated cinematographer John Schwartzman, ASC
Panavision, the world-class provider of end-to-end solutions, will return to Cine Gear Expo (May 31-June 1) at The Studios at Paramount to showcase the latest innovations in the company’s ever-expanding production and post production ecosystem. Panavision, Light Iron and LEE Filters will display an array of integrated technologies and systems at booth S408 on Stage 3 – ranging from lenses, cameras and filters, to state-of-the-art production and post production workflows – that illustrate Panavision’s commitment to providing the most versatile and powerful storytelling tools.
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U. of Miami Athletics Gears Up for ACC TV Network with Panasonic AK-HC5000 HD HDR High-Speed Cameras
U. of Miami Athletics Gears Up for ACC TV Network with Panasonic AK-HC5000 HD HDR High-Speed Cameras
Fast, high-resolution HC5000, capable of high-speed output up to 1080/239.76p, incorporates new 2/3” 2.2M 3-CMOS sensors with high sensitivity (F11/2000lx), low noise (S/N 60dB+), and resolution measured at 1100 TV lines
The University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL) has increased its complement of Panasonic production cameras with a purchase of five Panasonic AK-HC5000 HD HDR high-speed broadcast camera systems in full studio configuration. Previously equipped with five AK-HC3800 HD broadcast cameras and three AJ-PX5000 P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorders, U. of Miami’s Athletics has utilized the HC5000s to produce linear and digital broadcasts of Division One sports since early this year.
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Cine Gear film premiere: First film shot on FUJINON PREMISTA (Tobias Schliessler, ASC), 6/1, Paramount Theatre
Cine Gear film premiere: First film shot on FUJINON PREMISTA (Tobias Schliessler, ASC), 6/1, Paramount Theatre
"Rhinestone Blue" screening, June 1, 11:30 a.m., Paramount Theatre, Los Angeles; will be followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers
Rhinestone Blue, a short film lensed by master cinematographer Tobias Schliessler, ASC, will premiere at this year’s Cine Gear Expo on the Paramount Studios lot in Hollywood. The six-minute film, directed by Schliessler’s daughter, Aisha, showcases the new line of FUJINON PREMISTA large format cinema lenses. The screening is set for Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at the Paramount Theatre, and will be followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers.
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Blackmagic RAW Format Used on New Channel 5 Drama "Clink"
Blackmagic RAW Format Used on New Channel 5 Drama "Clink"
URSA Mini Pro G1 shot in 4K using Blackmagic RAW 12:1 constant bitrate; edit and grade in DaVinci Resolve Studio, VFX compositing in Fusion Studio
Blackmagic Design has today announced that new British television drama series Clink, created by Colin McKeown and produced by Donna Molloy, has relied on a Blackmagic RAW workflow for both acquisition and post production.
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Band Pro Announces new Angenieux Optimo Prime Lenses
Band Pro Announces new Angenieux Optimo Prime Lenses
First unveiled at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Optimo Primes will be on display at Cine Gear LA at both Band Pro’s booth #70 and Angenieux’s booth #40
Band Pro, in partnership with Angenieux and Jebsen CineCast, today unveiled their latest lens project: Angenieux Optimo Primes. Drawing on over 80-years of Angenieux cinematic excellence, Optimo Primes represent a long-awaited step in the evolution of professional optics; finally capturing that signature Angenieux look in a complete prime lens set. First unveiled at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Optimo Primes will be on display at Cine Gear LA at both Band Pro’s booth #70 and Angenieux’s booth #40.
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Must See Sigma Cine Lenses and Presentations at Cine Gear Expo LA
Must See Sigma Cine Lenses and Presentations at Cine Gear Expo LA
See the full Sigma Cine Lens lineup at Cine Gear Expo, in Los Angeles, CA, May 30-June 2, in booth 71A
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will exhibit its full Sigma Cine lens lineup, including the new 28mm T1.5, 40mm T1.5, and 105mm T1.5 prime lenses at the 2019 Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles, CA, May 30-June 2, in booth 71A. In addition to the hands-on Sigma Cine lens showcase, showgoers can attend special educational Sigma presentations offered throughout the exhibition.
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Sonnet Announces Breakthrough-Priced 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ PCIe Card and Thunderbolt 3 Adapter
Sonnet Announces Breakthrough-Priced 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ PCIe Card and Thunderbolt 3 Adapter
Solo10G SFP+ adapters add lightning-fast 10GbE network connectivity to a wide range of computers, enabling users to easily connect to 10GbE-enabled network infrastructure and storage systems
Sonnet Technologies today announced the Solo10G™ SFP+ PCIe Card and the Solo10G™ SFP+ Thunderbolt™ 3 Edition adapter, the latest products in the company's expanding line of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) network adapters. Solo10G SFP+ adapters add lightning-fast 10GbE network connectivity to a wide range of computers, enabling users to easily connect to 10GbE-enabled network infrastructure and storage systems via LC fiber optic cables (sold separately). Both products include a 10GBASE-SR (short-range) SFP+ transceiver (the most commonly used optical transceiver), enabling 10Gb connectivity at distances up to 300 meters.
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BBC Poised to Change the Game with World Cup Film, Dir. by Park Pictures' Georgia Hudson
BBC Poised to Change the Game with World Cup Film, Dir. by Park Pictures' Georgia Hudson
BBC Creative collaborated with Ms Banks to create an anthem that aims to empower and inspire the next generation of women who might follow in these athletes footsteps
With a powerful and evocative message, the trailer forms part of the BBC’s Change the Game campaign which is shining a spotlight on women’s sport across the summer. Directed by Park Pictures’ Georgia Hudson, Change The Game, which was debuted during Saturday’s episode of Football Focus (BBC One and BBC iPlayer), features some of the world’s most famous footballers from the UK and beyond, in a series of scenes focusing on their skills, athleticism and personalities.
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Award Contenders Enlist Light Iron for Post Services
Award Contenders Enlist Light Iron for Post Services
Popular series use Panavision facilities across North America
Light Iron, a Panavision company specializing in post production services, is again playing an important collaborative role with notable episodic series this season. Customized workflow offerings from Light Iron for BETTER THINGS, THE GOOD FIGHT, THE OA, RAMY, SHRILL, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, and WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, included dailies, digital intermediate, archive, and data services, among other creative and technical contributions. From San Francisco and Los Angeles to New York and Toronto, Light Iron serviced the productions from a range of locations with color and front-end teams involved from pre-production for a smooth and efficient experience.
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Live recording of The Birthday’s recent tour shot with Blackmagic RAW
Live recording of The Birthday’s recent tour shot with Blackmagic RAW
The sold-out tour was captured with ten cameras shooting in Blackmagic RAW, and then DaVinci Resolve was used for editing and grading
Blackmagic Design announced today that URSA Mini Pro 4.6K and Pocket Cinema Camera 4K were used for live shooting of The Birthday's TOUR 19 NIGHTS 2018 AUTUMN, the sold out recent tour by the popular UNIVERSAL SIGMA Japanese rock band.
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Hitachi Wins Prestigious Technology and Engineering EMMY® Award for Pioneering Camera Development
Hitachi Wins Prestigious Technology and Engineering EMMY® Award for Pioneering Camera Development
Company honored for ground-breaking work on single-chip color camera technology
Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. announced today that Hitachi has been honored with a Technology and Engineering EMMY® award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) for pioneering development of the single-chip color video camera.
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Animation Studio e.d. films Launches PSD to 3D Plugin to Make 3D More Accessible to 2D Artists
Animation Studio e.d. films Launches PSD to 3D Plugin to Make 3D More Accessible to 2D Artists
After conversion, 3D objects are available within Autodesk Maya for tweaks, including depth and resolution
Today, e.d. films releases PSD to 3D – a new plugin that converts 2D drawings into 3D content. Artists with little to no 3D experience can now bypass the modeling phase, turning Photoshop sketches into moldable scenes and characters, ready for animation.
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High School Nation Takes Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro Cameras to NFL Pro Bowl and MLB Spring Training
High School Nation Takes Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro Cameras to NFL Pro Bowl and MLB Spring Training
The URSA Mini Pro cameras were recently used by High School Nation to film interviews at the NFL 2019 Pro Bowl and Major League Baseball’s 2019 Spring Training events
Blackmagic Design today announced that High School Nation is using Blackmagic Design’s URSA Mini Pro as their main cameras with the organization’s nationwide high school outreach program. The URSA Mini Pro cameras were recently used by High School Nation to film interviews at the NFL 2019 Pro Bowl and Major League Baseball’s 2019 Spring Training events.
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SciFi short "Zero" Shot on URSA Mini Pro Gets Tribeca Film Festival Premiere
SciFi short "Zero" Shot on URSA Mini Pro Gets Tribeca Film Festival Premiere
Will be followed by European release at SciFi London, and development as full-length feature
Blackmagic Design has today announced that “Zero,” a new science fiction short from acclaimed British writer director duo The Brothers Lynch, was shot on the URSA Mini Pro. Starring Game of Throne’s Bella Ramsey, “Zero” has premiered in New York as part of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival lineup and will have a European release at SciFi London.
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Visionary Solutions Stars with the Atlanta Braves
Visionary Solutions Stars with the Atlanta Braves
State of the art club spaces club equipped with 200 video displays fed by an ultra-low-latency video network based on Visionary Solutions Duet 4K UHD over IP, cinema-quality encoders and decoders with Dante audio
A gem of a baseball stadium, with all of the amenities, SunTrust Park became the new home of the Atlanta Braves starting with the 2017 season. Located ten miles northwest of downtown Atlanta, the new park boasts many special features, including a Monument Garden with audio, light, and water elements and a statue of Hank Aaron hitting home run number 715 to break Babe Ruth's career home run record. After all, one cannot build a Braves ballpark without the Hammer.
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Tokyo's TBS SPARKLE, Inc. Installs Cintel Scanner To Digitize and Archive Over 3000 Films, Documentaries, and News Shows
Tokyo's TBS SPARKLE, Inc. Installs Cintel Scanner To Digitize and Archive Over 3000 Films, Documentaries, and News Shows
Images scanned in real time at 24 fps are sent to a Mac via Thunderbolt and sent into DaVinci Resolve Studio
Blackmagic Design announced today that TBS SPARKLE, Inc. has installed a Cintel Scanner and DaVinci Resolve Studio to digitize a huge amount of 16mm footage from 1955 to the 1980s. This will include the digitization of more than 3,000 films, documentaries and news shows, as well as other footage shot by TBS SPARKLE, Inc.
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Propellerhead Releases Rigs 4 for Reason
Propellerhead Releases Rigs 4 for Reason
Best-selling instruments and effects, hundreds of professional-sounding presets and new video tutorials now added to the popular production bundles
Propellerhead Software today released the Rigs 4 series, an update to its best-selling Rigs series bundles for Reason 10. The Rigs 4 series offers three custom-curated bundles with popular new Rack Extensions, hundreds of presets, and hours of tutorials. Backline Rig 4 delivers an ensemble of realistic-sounding organic instruments, including drums, guitar, keyboards and more. Synthetic Rig 4 offers a powerful collection of versatile synths and signal processors. Explore a massive collection of legendary studio-grade effects with Mix & Mastering Rig 4.
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Seven News Installs Viz Story Across Australia As Part of Digital Campaign
Seven News Installs Viz Story Across Australia As Part of Digital Campaign
Installation of Viz Story at Seven News was part of a larger digital campaign to publish more content online than terrestrial, with an internal network wide KPI to publish 250 videos a day
Vizrt, the world’s leading provider of visual storytelling tools for media content creators, has installed Viz Story across the entirety of Seven News, the news arm of Seven West Media - one of Australia’s leading integrated media companies.
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HPA Awards Open Call for Entries for Creative Categories
HPA Awards Open Call for Entries for Creative Categories
Honoring the Vanguard of Creativity in Editing, Color Grading, Sound and Visual Effects
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) has opened its call for entries in creative categories for the HPA Awards. The Awards, now in their 14th year, are considered important recognition for groundbreaking work and artistic excellence, acknowledging creative artistry in color grading, editing, sound, and visual effects in feature film, episodic, and commercials. The 14th HPA Awards gala will be returning to the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California on the evening of Thursday, November 21, 2019.
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Telestream and Nice People at Work announce go-to-market partnership
Telestream and Nice People at Work announce go-to-market partnership
With new systems integration, broadcasters and media companies can make smarter decisions faster in live & file-based video network environments
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, and NPAW (Nice People At Work), the global big data and video intelligence company helping video services grow, have announced a go to market partnership that sees the companies integrating their video monitoring and analytics platforms. In turn, this enables Telestream and NPAW to implement cross reference selling strategies across a range of markets.
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EditShare Displays its Latest Award Winning Advancements for the Media & Entertainment Industry at Cine Gear Expo: Los Angeles 2019
EditShare Displays its Latest Award Winning Advancements for the Media & Entertainment Industry at Cine Gear Expo: Los Angeles 2019
The solutions will be displayed in Booth #80 on May 31st and June 1st at Cine Gear Expo: Los Angeles 2019, The Studios at Paramount, Hollywood, CA
EditShare®, a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, media asset management (MAM) and automated quality control (AQC), will be showcasing its latest advancements for the Media & Entertainment industry at the Cine Gear Expo: Los Angeles 2019, the premiere event for the technology, entertainment and media industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to see first hand the multi award winning EFS storage platforms and Flow media asset management, now featuring new Emmy award winning multicam and remote editing capabilities and support for a raft of new storage vendors.
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Digital Filmtree Uses DaVinci Resolve To Color “The 100”
Digital Filmtree Uses DaVinci Resolve To Color “The 100”
The CW Series Launched Season Six Recently & Renewed For Season Seven
Celebrating the debut of the sixth season of the post-apocalyptic, sci-fi drama, “The 100”, DigitalFilm Tree—DFT—would like to thank its color team, including Senior Colorist, Dan Judy, and VP of Post Production, Chad Gunderson, for aiding in the success of the series. Just prior to the premiere, April 30th, “The 100” was announced as renewed for a seventh season by The CW.
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VFX Veteran Rebecca Manning Joins Alkemy X
VFX Veteran Rebecca Manning Joins Alkemy X
Compositing Supervisor’s credits include “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “The Jungle Book” and “Avatar”; will lead its compositing team on projects including the television series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "Fear of the Walking Dead," and "Blindspot"
Alkemy X has hired Rebecca Manning as Compositing Supervisor for its Visual Effects division. Manning brings 16 years of experience and more than 40 major feature film and television credits, including Ghostbusters, The Jungle Book, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Avatar. Manning will be based out of Alkemy X’s New York studio and will lead its compositing team on projects including the television series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Fear of the Walking Dead, Mr. Mercedes and Blindspot.
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New Allegorithmic Substance Designer Engine Goes Beyond Texture Maps
New Allegorithmic Substance Designer Engine Goes Beyond Texture Maps
Better Performance, Improved Scripting Options and Several New Features Lead the First Substance Designer Update of 2019
Today, the Substance team announces the first major Substance Designer update of 2019, bringing with it a new Substance Engine that will lay the groundwork for years to come. With Substance Engine v7, Substance Designer can now process both values and textures to simplify the material creation process and take users beyond the PBR format.
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Western Fire Chiefs Association Uses Blackmagic Cameras
Western Fire Chiefs Association Uses Blackmagic Cameras
URSA Mini Pro and Pocket Cinema Camera 4K cameras used for documenting the experiences of 35 fire chiefs during a recent research trip to Paradise, CA
Blackmagic Design announced today that the Western Fire Chiefs Association used the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to document the experiences of 35 fire chiefs on a recent research trip to the city of Paradise, California.
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Harvard University Athletics Raises the Streaming Bar for College Sports with AJA Gear
Harvard University Athletics Raises the Streaming Bar for College Sports with AJA Gear
Harvard University Athletics relies on AJA HELO, U-TAP and Ki Pro Ultra for streaming collegiate sports broadcasts to ESPN+, regional outfit NESN and the Ivy League's international streaming platform
Harvard University consistently ranks among U.S. News and World Reports Best Colleges not only for its academic stature but also for its top-notch collegiate athletics program. The institution is home to 42 NCAA Division 1 teams spanning basketball, hockey, football, squash, tennis and many other sports. To keep its students, alumni and Crimson fans up to speed on their favorite teams, the Athletics Departments’ multimedia and production arm produces and broadcasts home games in high quality H.264 to ESPN+, regional outfit NESN and the Ivy League’s international streaming platform, and also creates ancillary content, all using a host of gear from AJA Video Systems.
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FotoKem Enlists Industry Veteran Dana Ross
FotoKem Enlists Industry Veteran Dana Ross
Ross Joins as Facility Continues Growth in Creative and Technical Digital and Film Services
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FotoKem Completes "Little" in Full ACES Finish
FotoKem Completes "Little" in Full ACES Finish
From Dailies in Atlanta to Final Finishing in Burbank, Facility Supports the Big Vision of Filmmakers
There’s nothing small about the bicoastal post-production workflow provided by FotoKem for Universal Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ Little. FotoKem’s Atlanta and Burbank facilities supported the production from digital dailies through finishing with a full ACES finish for this fantasy comedy.
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Firmware Upgrade Adds V-Log Capture to Panasonic AK-UC4000 4K HDR-Capable Studio Camera System, Gains Netflix Post Alliance Approval
Firmware Upgrade Adds V-Log Capture to Panasonic AK-UC4000 4K HDR-Capable Studio Camera System, Gains Netflix Post Alliance Approval
With the AK-UC4000 inthe V-Log mode, the AK-UCU600 CCU will output 4K and HD signals as V-Log, so that they can be recorded as V-Log or run through an appropriate LUT box to be shown live to a display
The latest free firmware upgrade to Panasonic’s AK-UC4000 4K/HD HDR-capable camera system has added V-Log output , incorporating the full power of the renowned colorimetry of the company’s line of VariCam and AU-EVA1 cinema cameras and making the camera useful for post-production workflows. With the inclusion of V-Log, the AK-UC4000 has earned approval of the Netflix Post Alliance for creating Netflix-approved content, joining the VariCam 35, VariCam LT, VariCam PURE and EVA1 on the sanctioned list.
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TNDV Follows Bluegrass Underground to New Venue for Season Nine of PBS Syndicated Series
TNDV Follows Bluegrass Underground to New Venue for Season Nine of PBS Syndicated Series
Eight Hitachi SK-HD1200 cameras, Grass Valley Kayenne 4 M/E switcher, Aja KiPro recorders, and for audio, Soundcraft Vi3000 mixer and ProTools multitrack recording are among tools used for nationally syndicated program
TNDV: Television returns as the exclusive mobile production service provider for Bluegrass Underground’s ninth season, as the nationally syndicated PBS program moves to its new venue at the base of Monteagle Mountain. Located 80 miles outside of Nashville, the new venue, known as The Caverns, provides TNDV with a permanent and efficient infrastructure to optimize production capabilities, labor and costs.
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Luxury Travel Directing Team “Away Lands” Joins Derby
Luxury Travel Directing Team “Away Lands” Joins Derby
Video and still photography campaigns have included Hilton, Hyatt Hotels, Andaz, Barceló Hotels, the California Office of Tourism, Turks & Caicos Tourism, Sauza Tequila, Cantaloupe Hotels and other brands in the U.S. and abroad
Away Lands, the directing team of Amy Seder and Brandon Burkley, has joined Derby for exclusive representation in commercials, branded content and other advertising projects. Specialists in creating content in the travel and adventure space, the duo has gained an international following since leaving their previous jobs to pursue full-time travel and content creation in 2016. That has led to video and still photography assignments from Hilton, Hyatt Hotels, Andaz, Barceló Hotels, the California Office of Tourism, Turks & Caicos Tourism, Sauza Tequila, Cantaloupe Hotels and other brands in the U.S. and abroad.
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Saville Productions Signs Director Julien Zenier
Saville Productions Signs Director Julien Zenier
Zenier's cinematic visual language fused with poignant intensity has been behind content for top national and global brands including BMW, Levi’s, Agent Provocateur, Peugeot, Thierry Mugler and Azzaro
Award-winning production company Saville Productions has signed multifaceted director Julien Zenier for his first U.S. commercial and branded entertainment representation. Zenier is a visually-driven director with a slate of award-winning projects across a wide range of genres including high-fashion, fragrance, lifestyle, luxury car and music, among others. His cinematic visual language fused with poignant intensity has been behind content for top national and global brands including BMW, Levi’s, Agent Provocateur, Peugeot, Thierry Mugler and Azzaro. He has also collaborated with top agencies including JWT, TBWA, Y&R and PublicisEtNous.
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Al Kamel Systems Takes Car Racing Fan Experience to Next Level with TVU RPS and TVU NANO
Al Kamel Systems Takes Car Racing Fan Experience to Next Level with TVU RPS and TVU NANO
TVU Remote Production System Reduces Production Cost but Not Quality of Fan Experience
TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, today announces that Al Kamel Systems, a leading motor sports live stats broadcast production specialists, has deployed TVU Remote Production System (RPS). By including TVU RPS as a key production tool, Al Kamel Systems looks to save valuable production time and reduce production costs on several events by allowing production staff to add race graphics remotely instead of traveling onsite.
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Frank Prinzi ASC Shoots NBC Thriller “The Enemy Within” With VariCam LT Cinema Cameras
Frank Prinzi ASC Shoots NBC Thriller “The Enemy Within” With VariCam LT Cinema Cameras
Prinzi has shot his last several projects with VariCams; in addition to “The Enemy Within,” these include the award-winning short “It’s a Mess” and three feature films, “Interview with God, ” “Hot Air” (release date, June 20), and the just-completed “Virtuoso.”
Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Frank Prinzi ASC chose Panasonic VariCam 4K cinema cameras to shoot “The Enemy Within,” a prime-time psychological thriller that recently premiered on NBC. The hour-long show, airing Mondays 10/9C, follows the exploits of a former CIA operative serving a life sentence for treason who is freed by the FBI to help track down a dangerous and elusive criminal.
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MPC'S New York Studio adds Tom McCullough as Creative Director, Finishing
MPC'S New York Studio adds Tom McCullough as Creative Director, Finishing
McCullough boosts the studio’s booming Finishing department, with previous campaigns for global brands including Microsoft, Louis Vuitton, BMW, Best Buy, American Express and Coca-Cola, as well as music videos for artists such as Kanye West and Lil’ Kim
The Finishing department at the New York studio of MPC (Moving Picture Company) has announced the addition of veteran finishing artist Tom McCullough. The studio, which has worked on a string of high-profile campaigns for global brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton and CoverGirl, has brought McCullough on board to lead the charge as Creative Director, Finishing.
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ELEMENT Signs Veteran Director Tom Foley
ELEMENT Signs Veteran Director Tom Foley
Previous campaigns include Burger King, Nike, OfficeMax, CVS, Dunkin’ Donuts, Marshalls
Full-service production and post studio ELEMENT has signed director Tom Foley for U.S. commercial representation. Turning his focus to the nuances of human relationships, he has earned acclaim for boundary-pushing spots that fuse comedy with empathy and heart. Foley has come to ELEMENT after being represented as a director for over a decade at Independent Media, where he helmed legacy work for brands including Burger King, Nike, OfficeMax, CVS, Dunkin’ Donuts, Marshalls and countless others. His first project with ELEMENT is writing and directing a multi-platform campaign for a national craft brewery.
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Chimney Group Continues Global Expansion with DaVinci Resolve Studio
Chimney Group Continues Global Expansion with DaVinci Resolve Studio
Chimney's global footprint spans more than 400 employees across 14 offices in nine different countries, including cities such as Los Angeles, Singapore, Berlin and Sydney
Blackmagic Design has today announced that Chimney Group, one of Europe's largest post production facilities, has continued to invest in DaVinci Resolve Studio as part of its rapid expansion into regions including the US, South East Asia, and Australia.
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SMPTE Introduces New Virtual Classroom Course Imaging System Fundamentals: From Light to Lenses
SMPTE Introduces New Virtual Classroom Course Imaging System Fundamentals: From Light to Lenses
Society Extends Course Series Aimed at Supporting Motion-Imaging Technologists and Creatives Throughout Their Professional Careers
SMPTE®, the organization that is defining the future of storytelling, has expanded its SMPTE Virtual Classroom offerings with a new course, "Imaging System Fundamentals: From Light to Lenses." Led by instructors from the Rochester Institute of Technology, David Long and Ricardo Figueroa, this course will cover the underpinning concepts and scientific principles as the basis for understanding how imaging systems work, with comprehensive attention given to the physics of image capture.
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ShortsTV Premieres Academy Award-Winning Short Film "Skin"
ShortsTV Premieres Academy Award-Winning Short Film "Skin"
2019 Academy Award Winner for Best Live Action Short Film, “Skin”, Receives National Distribution on ShortsTV
Coming off Skin’s Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film at the 2019 Oscars, ShortsTV, the world’s only Short Film Channel (www.shorts.tv) and official distributor of the OSCAR® Nominated Short Films, will air the film across the United States. Skin’s strong story strikes a powerful chord as it touches on race relations in today’s America.
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Panic! At The Disco’s "Dancing’s Not a Crime" Shot on URSA Mini Pro in Blackmagic RAW
Panic! At The Disco’s "Dancing’s Not a Crime" Shot on URSA Mini Pro in Blackmagic RAW
Shot on the URSA Mini Pro and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K using Blackmagic RAW, "Dancing's Not A Crime" has become one of the fastest watched videos in the world
Blackmagic Design announced today that the latest music video from Panic! At The Disco titled “Dancing’s Not A Crime” was shot on the URSA Mini Pro and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K using Blackmagic RAW. The video, shot by music video veteran Brandon Dermer, has become one of the fastest watched videos in the world and supports the bands hugely popular “Pray for the Wicked” world tour.
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