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AJA Previews FS-HDR with Breakthrough HDR Conversion Support at NAB 2017
AJA Previews FS-HDR with Breakthrough HDR Conversion Support at NAB 2017
FS-HDR Frame Synchronizer and Converter Delivers HDR and Wide Color Gamut Processing, Powered by Colorfront Engine™
AJA Video Systems is previewing FS-HDR, an exciting new product delivering breakthrough HDR workflow conversion capabilities. Building on AJA’s flagship FS4, and incorporating the latest HDR technology from Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer Colorfront, FS-HDR provides HDR and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) processing and conversion for real time 4K/UHD and 2K/HD workflows. It will be demonstrated for the first time as a technology preview during NAB 2017 at AJA’s booth, #SL2505.
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Cooke Optics, Panavision, RED, Canon, Blackmagic, CW Sonderoptic, and Sony take steps to officially standardise lens metadata on /i Technology protocol
Cooke Optics, Panavision, RED, Canon, Blackmagic, CW Sonderoptic, and Sony take steps to officially standardise lens metadata on /i Technology protocol
Lens metadata aids workflow and saves money on set and in post
Cooke Optics announced today that Panavision, RED Digital Cinema, Canon, Blackmagic Design, CW Sonderoptic and Sony are embracing an industry-defining project to standardise the collection of lens metadata from PL and selected Panavision mount lenses on the /i Technology protocol.
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HP Announces DreamColor Cinema 4K 31" and 24" Displays, Secure Mobile Workstations
HP Announces DreamColor Cinema 4K 31" and 24" Displays, Secure Mobile Workstations
Cinema 4K resolution and award-winning DreamColor technology sets the gold standard for color accuracy; Built for creative visionaries, the new HP ZBook line-up delivers desktop power in a sleek, mobile design
Today at NAB, HP Inc. announced a true Cinema 4K display, arming color professionals with new features, like color-critical accuracy and automatic calibration, to produce the films and animations of tomorrow. Designed in collaboration with top visual effects and animation studios, the new HP DreamColor Z31x Studio and HP DreamColor Z24x G2 displays are enabling artists, photographers and filmmakers to do what they do best – create – without having to worry about lackluster display performance.
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Technical Team For The 58th GRAMMY Awards Shares TEC Award With Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow
Technical Team For The 58th GRAMMY Awards Shares TEC Award With Recording Academy President/CEO Neil PortnowEarlier this year marked the fifth consecutive win at the TEC Awards for the technical and audio team behind the annual GRAMMY® Awards broadcast. The 58th GRAMMY Awards (which took place in February of 2016) won in the category "Remote Production / Recording or Broadcast" at the 32nd Annual TEC Awards, which were presented by the NAMM Foundation at the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim.
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Original Avenger Stars in Short Film Premiering at Newport Beach Film Festival
Original Avenger Stars in Short Film Premiering at Newport Beach Film FestivalFarside Pictures announces that Dear Kate, a short film by actor/writer/director Ilona Elizabeth McCrea, will premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival on April 26th. The film stars Elizabeth Shepherd—Emma Peel from the original 1960’s British spy series, The Avengers; later portrayed by Diana Rigg.
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Robert Legato to Present Keynote at NAB Show 'The Future of Cinema Conference' Produced With SMPTE
Robert Legato to Present Keynote at NAB Show 'The Future of Cinema Conference' Produced With SMPTE
Emmy® and Academy® Award-Winning Visual Effects Supervisor Will Discuss 'Jungle Book, Photorealism, and the Bright Future of Filmmaking'
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that Emmy® and Academy® Award-winning visual effects supervisor Robert Legato will present the keynote at the 2017 NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Intersection of Technology, Art, & Commerce in Cinema," produced in partnership with SMPTE. The conference will take place April 22-23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Roland M-48 Live Mixer Lets EMMY® Winner Tom Pesa Give Academy Award® Orchestra Exactly What They Need to Hear
Roland M-48 Live Mixer Lets EMMY® Winner Tom Pesa Give Academy Award® Orchestra Exactly What They Need to Hear
A total of 15 M-48 Live Personal Mixer units lets the orchestra’s rhythm section have a typical combo monitoring configuration, while the full orchestra was able to be broken into discrete sections
The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, honored the best films of 2016 and took place on February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. The audio workflow for the show has changed since the orchestra was moved, two years ago, from a remote production location at Capitol Records Studios back to the orchestra pit at the Dolby Theatre.
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Behind the Sound of Oscar Winner THE SALESMAN
Behind the Sound of Oscar Winner THE SALESMAN
Pro Sound Effects interviews the sound team behind Best Foreign Film Oscar winner
Much like the atmosphere surrounding its success, The Salesman is an emotional film steeped in sobering realism. In an exclusive interview with Pro Sound Effects, the next level sound effects library company, sound designer Mohammad Reza Delpak and sound editor/mixer Reza Narimizadeh offer an in-studio look at their approach for establishing the anxious, chaotic themes in the film's opening scene.
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Sound Design Corporation delivers for the GRAMMY Awards with Blackmagic Design's Fairlight
Sound Design Corporation delivers for the GRAMMY Awards with Blackmagic Design's FairlightBlackmagic Design today announced that Sound Design Corporation uses Fairlight DAWs with Xynergi controllers to deliver audio for major award shows, including the 59th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. For more than 20 years, Fairlight has helped Sound Design Corporation deliver all its audio post and broadcast projects, including variety and award shows, television series and specials, documentaries, shorts, commercials, video games and more.
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Location Managers Guild Awards to Honor DANNY BOYLE, LORI BALTON & STUART RAVEN BARTER
Location Managers Guild Awards to Honor DANNY BOYLE, LORI BALTON & STUART RAVEN BARTER
Awards Ceremony Set for April 8 at the Warner Bros. Steven J. Ross Theater
Honorees for the 4th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards (LMGI) were announced today by LMGI President Eric Klosterman. Oscar®-winning director DANNY BOYLE (T2 Trainspotting, Millions, 127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) will receive the Eva Monley Award.
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FireFly Cinema Helps Create an Enhanced Viewing Experience for Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” in EclairColor™
FireFly Cinema Helps Create an Enhanced Viewing Experience for Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” in EclairColor™
FirePost color grading application masters in EclairColor format to empower new level of digital projection quality with enhanced brightness, color and contrast
FireFly Cinema, a developer of affordable color grading and dailies processing applications, today announced its FirePost color grading application was used to produce the EclairColor mastered version of the Academy Award® nominated film La La Land directed by Damien Chazelle. Used on hundreds of feature films (Planetarium, The History of Love, Belle and Sebastien), FireFly Cinema solutions provide an integrated and production-wide approach to managing color workflows on-set, through dailies and postproduction.
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Kino Lorber Acquires all North American rights to Gabe Klinger's PORTO, starring Anton Yelchin and Lucie Lucas, before its SXSW premiere on March 12.
PORTO PREMIERES SUNDAY, MARCH 12, AT 6:45PM AT ALAMO RITZ 1 IN AUSTIN, TX.
Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to Gabe Klinger’s PORTO, starring Anton Yelchin and Lucie Lucas. Written by Klinger and Larry Gross (We Don’t Live Here Anymore; True Crime) and shot on Super 8mm, 16mm and 35mm in the eponymous Portuguese city, PORTO is set for a North American premiere at SXSW, on Sunday, March 12.
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Transvideo and Aaton Digital will both show new products at Cabsat 2017
Transvideo and Aaton Digital will both show new products at Cabsat 2017
Sister companies Transvideo and Aaton Digital will both show new products at Cabsat 2017 in Dubai.
Transvideo will show the new StarliteRF-a, a wireless monitor with advanced camera control capabilities that can remotely control key functions of the ARRI ALEXA Mini and AMIRA cameras. The kit consists of a StarliteRF-a monitor-recorder and a TitanHD2 Tx-a that connects to the EXT socket of the ARRI cameras via a specific cable provided. You will have a hand held lightweight, high quality monitor receiving the camera picture wirelessly, and you can adjust key camera functions wirelessly by return to the camera. The camera functions are accessed via the monitor’s touch screen. You also have the ability to record and play back clips via the inbuilt recorder, which can be set up to record automatically when the camera records.
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ROTOLIGHT SHINES BRIGHTLY ON AWARD WINNERS
ROTOLIGHT SHINES BRIGHTLY ON AWARD WINNERS
Mark Mann shoots Academy Award® winners with Anova Pro
Leading fashion and celebrity photographer Mark Mann has once again used the Rotolight Anova PRO as his light of choice, in a recent photo shoot with two of this year’s Oscar® winners. Mann shot Emma Stone (BAFTA award-winning actress known for Crazy, Stupid, Love and The Amazing Spiderman, and now Best Actress winner for La La Land) and Casey Affleck (producer, director, writer and Best Actor award winner for Manchester By The Sea) using the Anova PRO, an LED location and studio light developed by the award-winning British LED lighting manufacturer Rotolight.
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RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Nuke and Fusion Studio
RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Nuke and Fusion Studio
Fisheye, super-wide angle, spherical and 360 panorama processing and stabilization made easy!
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces RE:Lens™, a new set of tools for projection conversion and lens distortion correction. RE:Lens is vital for your super-wide, fisheye, spherical, and 360 panorama workflow and is now available for The Foundry's Nuke and Blackmagic Design's Fusion Studio while continuing to be available for Adobe® After Effects® and Adobe Premiere Pro®.
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Autodesk Wins are Twofold this Awards Season
Autodesk Wins are Twofold this Awards Season
Autodesk Technology Helps Artists Create 2016’s Best Films for the 22nd Consecutive Year; Arnold Renderer Honored with a 2017 Sci-Tech Award
Artists from around the world used media and entertainment software from Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) for the 22nd year to help bring 2016's most popular films to the big screen. Autodesk also received recognition from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, earning a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (Sci-Tech) for the Arnold Renderer.
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BEN AFFLECK & PIXAR Filmmakers to Be Honored at AUTFEST Film Festival
Presented by the Autism Society and AMC Theaters®, AutFest Celebrates “From Spectrum to Screen” April 22-23 in Orange County
Oscar®-winning director, actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck joins Oscar–winning Pixar Animation Studios’ filmmakers Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera in receiving special honors at the 1st Annual AUTFEST International Film Festival presented by The Autism Society on April 22-23, 2017 at the AMC Orange 30 in Orange, CA. The announcement was made by Matthew Asner, VP of Development for The Autism Society.
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Rodeo FX Breakdown Reel for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Rodeo FX Breakdown Reel for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemRodeo FX has created a breakdown reel of the visual effects shots it delivered for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The video highlights work on the following key sequences: the interior and exterior of the Woolworth building; the entirely CG interior of MACUSA – the elaborate headquarters of the wizarding world; the reconstruction of Jacob’s room and alleyway; and fantastic beasts and their magical environments.
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RED Digital Cinema Brings State of the Art Technology to USC
RED Digital Cinema Brings State of the Art Technology to USCElizabeth M. Daley, Dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, announced today that Red Digital Cinema has agreed to provide the School state of the art digital cinema cameras and accessories. Valued at $700,000, the cinema-style camera systems provided by RED will be used by students in the School's Division of Film & Television Production.
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Cooke Optics Responds to Growing Demand for Award-Winning Prime Lenses with Expansion Plans
Cooke Optics Responds to Growing Demand for Award-Winning Prime Lenses with Expansion Plans
Second factory site will be used for assembly of hand-crafted lenses
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, has confirmed that it is planning to open a second factory less than two miles from its current Leicester premises in order to keep up with growing demand for its award-winning lenses, as well as to facilitate the development and manufacture of new ranges. The new facility, scheduled to open in June 2017, is expected to increase output by 25%.
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Beverly Center Becomes Official Platinum Sponsor of the Make-Up Artists and Hairstylists Awards
Beverly Center Becomes Official Platinum Sponsor of the Make-Up Artists and Hairstylists Awards
The Feb. 19 Ceremony at L.A. Live will Honor Ryan Murphy, Emmy®-nominated Make-Up Artist Leonard Engelman, and Oscar® and Emmy-nominated Hair Stylist Barbara Lorenz
Beverly Center, one of the premier fashion destinations in Los Angeles, joins as an official Platinum Sponsor for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) 2017 Annual Awards honoring both make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. In addition, Beverly Center will be a yearly sponsor of the guild, supporting multiple programs. The black-tie gala will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live. The announcement was made today by Susan Cabral-Ebert, President of IATSE Local 706.
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Rodeo FX Wins 3 VES Awards for Game of Thrones
Rodeo FX Wins 3 VES Awards for Game of ThronesRodeo FX won three VES (Visual Effects Society) Awards for its work on Game of Thrones at the 15th VES Awards ceremony held last night in Los Angeles. The awards honored the studio’s work on "Battle of the Bastards", the ninth and most memorable episode of season 6, in the following categories.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 15th Annual VES Awards
Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 15th Annual VES Awards
The Jungle Book Leads Feature Film Wins with 5 Awards; Kubo and The Two Strings is Top Animated Feature Film; Game of Thrones and John Lewis: Buster the Boxer Score Broadcast and Commercial Wins
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, held the 15th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video games and special venues.
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ARRIVAL: Gravity Shift Sequence Explained in Rodeo FX Breakdown Reel
ARRIVAL: Gravity Shift Sequence Explained in Rodeo FX Breakdown ReelRodeo FX completed 60 visual effects shots for ARRIVAL, the alien visitation movie from acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners, Enemy). Working once again with VFX supervisor Louis Morin, the studio helped create a gravity shift sequence, multiple aircrafts, and digi-doubles of actors. Shot entirely in Quebec, Arrival is based on Ted Chiang’s novella Story of Your Life.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2017 Board of Directors Officers
Visual Effects Society Announces its 2017 Board of Directors Officers
Mike Chambers Re-­Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry's global professional honorary society, announced its 2017 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2017 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was re-elected as Board Chair.
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The Foundry's Modo Live event comes to Gnomon
The Foundry's Modo Live event comes to Gnomon
Speakers To Share Stories and Tips for Game, Animation, Automotive, VR and Design Projects; Livestream Planned for February 9
On February 9, Modo users can learn from the masters at Modo Live, a free Foundry event held at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Games & Animation. Presentations from the six speakers will also be livestreamed, starting at 7:00 p.m. PST.
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POP AYE Wins at Sundance (Screenplay) | FIRE AT SEA Nominated for Academy Award® (Best Documentary Feature)
POP AYE Wins at Sundance (Screenplay) | FIRE AT SEA Nominated for Academy Award® (Best Documentary Feature)
KIRSTEN TAN'S POP AYE WINS THE WORLD CINEMA DRAMATIC AWARD AT SUNDANCE 2017
Kirsten Tan’s debut feature POP AYE won the World Cinema Dramatic Award (Screenplay) at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. A road movie set in Thailand, POP AYE tells the story of an over-the-hill architect and his attempt to bring his long-lost elephant back to their rural hometown.
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Uncoated Cooke S4/i lenses give a vintage look
Uncoated Cooke S4/i lenses give a vintage look
Aberrations give more options to cinematographers
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, has announced that it now offers uncoated front elements for its S4/i series. The uncoated front elements offer more choices to cinematographers, with lower contrast, milkier shadows, flares, streaks and other aberrations that give a ‘vintage’ look.
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Sound Mixer Steven Morrow Earns Oscar Nomination For Jazzing Up Track Counts on the Set of La La Land with Sound Devices
Sound Mixer Steven Morrow Earns Oscar Nomination For Jazzing Up Track Counts on the Set of La La Land with Sound Devices
Two 970 recorders help capture every musical note from instruments, singers, and actors alike when a jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in L.A.
From an early age, production sound mixer, Steven A. Morrow, CAS, knew that his passion for movies would lead to a career in the entertainment industry. What began as a teenage hobby making films has since turned into a full-time career recording sound for a wide range of prominent films and television series, including the critically acclaimed musical comedy La La Land, which has earned him an Oscar® nomination for Best Sound Mixing and other prestigious award nominations from the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
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Kino Lorber acquires North American rights to Kirsten Tan’s POP AYE
Kino Lorber acquires North American rights to Kirsten Tan’s POP AYE
After the film’s world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in the World Dramatic section.
Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to Kirsten Tan’s debut feature POP AYE, after the film’s world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in the World Dramatic section. A road movie set in Thailand, POP AYE tells the story of an over-the-hill architect and his attempt to bring his long-lost elephant back to their rural hometown. Written and directed by Singaporean writer-director Kirsten Tan, currently based in New York, POP AYE was the opening night title in the World Dramatic section and has gathered strong reviews since its first screening on January 19.
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ART DIRECTORS GUILD to Honor BRAD BIRD with Cinematic Imagery Award
ART DIRECTORS GUILD to Honor BRAD BIRD with Cinematic Imagery Award
ADG’s 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Celebrate “Return to Hollywood” on Saturday, February 11 at Ray Dolby Ballroom
Two–time Oscar®-winning filmmaker, director, producer, animator and writer Brad Bird, whose films have consistently reflected the highest quality of production design, will receive the prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award from the Art Directors Guild (ADG) at its 21st Annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards, announced today by ADG Council Chair Marcia Hinds and Awards Producers Thomas Wilkins and Thomas Walsh. The Awards, celebrating “Return to Hollywood,” will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland and will honor the prestigious spectrum of Bird’s extraordinary award-winning work.
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Manchester City Football Club Selects Blackmagic Design for Stadium
Manchester City Football Club Selects Blackmagic Design for StadiumBlackmagic Design today announced that Manchester City Football Club has integrated a solution featuring Blackmagic Design infrastructure products to handle all aspects of video production across its Academy Stadium, which is located at its elite training and youth development facility, the City Football Academy.
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Cartoon Saloon Optimizes 2D Animation Pipeline with Thinkbox Software’s Deadline
Cartoon Saloon Optimizes 2D Animation Pipeline with Thinkbox Software’s DeadlineTwo-time Academy and BAFTA Award nominee Cartoon Saloon delivers 2D animation projects with dazzling, critically acclaimed results. When the studio began work on Netflix original series “Puffin Rock,” Cartoon Saloon turned to Thinkbox Software’s Deadline to provide a solid render management backbone for its new pipeline. Based in Kilkenny, Ireland, Cartoon Saloon prides itself on creating major animated features outside traditional industry hubs; its Oscar-nominated “The Secret of Kells” (2009) was the first homegrown Irish animated film. The studio also keeps as much of its process in-house as possible.
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Canon Invites Filmmakers to its Creative Studio as a Sponsor of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Canon Invites Filmmakers to its Creative Studio as a Sponsor of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Over 20 Percent of 2017 Slate Filmed Using Canon Equipment
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is returning as a Sustaining Sponsor to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival (January 19–29 in Park City, Utah). Canon will celebrate the filmmakers working behind the camera with daily programming at the Canon Creative Studio, located at 592 Main Street.
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Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses and /i Technology bring Valkyrien to life
Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses and /i Technology bring Valkyrien to life
Lens metadata aids workflow on set and in post
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is pleased to reveal that Valkyrien, the forthcoming Norwegian drama series, was shot by Johan-Fredrik Bødtker, FNF, using Cooke Anamorphic/i and Cooke 5/i lenses. The lens metadata was collected from the ARRI ALEXA cameras and was highly beneficial to both on-set production and post-production workflows. Valkyrienwill launch on NRK in January 2017 and has been sold to broadcasters in Scandinavia. It will also premiere in the UK on Channel 4 in 2017 before all episodes are made available exclusively on C4’s on-demand foreign-language drama service, Walter Presents.
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Tiffen International to launch new generation NAT Neutral Density optical filters at BSC Expo 2017
Tiffen International to launch new generation NAT Neutral Density optical filters at BSC Expo 2017
See Tiffen International on stand 602 at BSC Expo 2017, 3rd-4th February 2017, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
Tiffen International will launch a new product line at BSC Expo 2017, Tiffen NATural Neutral Density Filters. Memorializing the groundbreaking achievements made by Tiffen’s founder, Nat Tiffen. The Tiffen NATural Neutral Density Filter line provides game changing improvements on neutral density filtration, with perfect neutrality across the visual and IR spectrum resulting in natural skintones and outstanding colour fidelity. Manufactured in the USA utilizing the patented Tiffen Color Core™ process these glass filters represent a new generation of ND and IRND filtration.
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Transvideo and Aaton-Digital to showcase their latest high technology products at BSC Expo 2017
Transvideo and Aaton-Digital to showcase their latest high technology products at BSC Expo 2017
See Transvideo and Aaton Digital on stand 300 at BSC Expo, 3rd-4th February 2017, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
Transvideo and Aaton-Digital will showcase their latest high technology at BSC Expo 2017 on stand 300 at BSC Expo, 3rd-4th February 2017, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London. The new generation Transvideo Stargate 7” high-end monitor-recorder is now available and will be on show at BSC Expo 2017. It has a 1920x1080 full HD display, and is 4K-6G compatible. Other features include inbuilt recording capability, H264 to SD cards; recording can be triggered from the camera SDI output on compatible cameras; fast path processing with immediate display capabilities with no latency: wide range of built in cinematographer-friendly tools including focus helper, peaking, markers, zoom, LUTs, waveform, vectorscope, and job-oriented views.
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Denzel Washington Named Publicists Awards Man of the Year
Denzel Washington Named Publicists Awards Man of the Year
Award to be Presented at International Cinematographers Guild’s Publicists Awards Luncheon on February 24
Oscar® winner Denzel Washington will be named Motion Picture Showman of the Year at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards in recognition of his remarkable career achievements, including producing, directing and starring in Fences, a major contender in this year’s Oscar race. The awards will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, February 24.
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Nominees Announced For Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Nominees Announced For Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Ceremony to Take Place February 19, 2017 at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live
Nominees for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) in 23 categories honoring make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater were announced today by MUAHS President Sue Cabral-Ebert. Winners will be revealed during the black-tie annual MUAHS Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live.
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Rodeo FX Nominated for 5 VES Awards
Rodeo FX Nominated for 5 VES Awards
Record Number of Nominations for the Montreal Studio
Rodeo FX has been nominated for 5 VES (Visual Effects Society) Awards for its work on Game of Thrones and Black Sails 3. This recognition from the industry's leading professional organization affirms Rodeo FX’s focus on providing film and television with high-quality visual effects and positions the company for another strong year in 2017.
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RE:Vision Effects Announces New Installers and Bug Fixes for Mac Users
RE:Vision Effects Announces New Installers and Bug Fixes for Mac Users
View Real World Use in VFX - Interview with Tom Polson of 3DPaint/FX
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces new and improved installers, bug fixes for Mac OS users and an interview with Tom Polson of 3DPaint/FX describing how he uses RE:Match and RE:Flex in his VR workflow.
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Cooke Captures the Big Iron Rust Desert Landscapes of Pilbara, Western Australia for Red Dog: True Blue
Cooke Captures the Big Iron Rust Desert Landscapes of Pilbara, Western Australia for Red Dog: True Blue
Geoffrey Hall lenses the prequel to 2011’s Red Dog on Cooke Anamorphic /i lenses
Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses were used to shoot the wide desert vistas of Western Australia for Red Dog: True Blue, the iconic Australian story of friendship and adventure between a young boy and a scrappy one-of-a-kind dog that would grow up to become an Australian legend. The film is the prequel to 2011's Red Dog, with both films directed by Kriv Stenders, written by Daniel Taplitz, and photographed by Geoffrey Hall.
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13th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Wrap-up
13th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Wrap-up3-D SPACE, Stereo Sisters, and the LA 3-D Club are pleased to announce the winners of The 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival. The festival’s mission is to showcase the best independent stereoscopic 3-D filmmaking from around the world. This year’s fest took place on Dec 8th-11th, 2016 at several venues in the greater Los Angeles area.
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ICG Publicists to Honor Jeffrey Katzenberg
ICG Publicists to Honor Jeffrey Katzenberg
Dreamsworks founder and head to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards Luncheon
Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of DreamWorks New Media, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 24, 2017.
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Cogswell College Joins Forces with AC Transit Designing Musical Scores, Digital Art, and Animation Depicting the Diversity of System's Route
Cogswell College Joins Forces with AC Transit Designing Musical Scores, Digital Art, and Animation Depicting the Diversity of System's RouteCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, joined creative forces with the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit). AC Transit is California’s third-largest bus agency, providing an average of nearly 200,000 daily passenger trips with 151 bus lines throughout its 364-square-mile service area.
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MSE's MAX and MINI MAX Big Deal on Shemar Moore starrer The Bounce Back
MSE's MAX and MINI MAX Big Deal on Shemar Moore starrer The Bounce BackWhen Key Grip Ernesto Perez signed on to work with cinematographer Ben Kufrin for the feature The Bounce Back, he knew they would be on a tight budget and would have to move quickly through multiple locations each day. One of the first tools he introduced Kufrin to was the Academy Award winning MAX and sister Mini MAX – because he knew they could move fast – and get great production value.
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25th Annual Raindance UK Film Festival Call For Entries
25th Annual Raindance UK Film Festival Call For Entries
Raindance Film Festival invites UK and International producers and filmmakers to submit their films to its 25th edition that will take place from 20th September to 1st October 2017 in central London.
Raindance Film Festival invites UK and International producers and filmmakers to submit their films to its 25th edition that will take place from 20th September to 1st October 2017 in central London. The Raindance Film Festival aims to show the very best in new cinema from the UK and around the world and specialises in first-time directors and discovery.
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Slamdance 2017 Announces Special Screenings, Beyond Features, and Short Film Competitions
Slamdance 2017 Announces Special Screenings, Beyond Features, and Short Film Competitions
Slamdance Opening Night Film: World Premiere Of What Lies Upstream. Oscar Qualifying Shorts Program Features 24 World Premieres
Slamdance recently announced its Special Screenings, Beyond, and Shorts programs for their 23nd Film Festival. It is a bold selection of films from visionary filmmakers from across the globe. This year the festival will host 35 World, 9 North American and 10 US premieres within these programs.
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Rodeo FX Works Its Magic for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Rodeo FX Works Its Magic for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemRodeo FX delivered 126 visual effects shots for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, including many featured creatures and their environments, the magical reconstruction of a destroyed room, and MACUSA – the elaborate headquarters of the wizarding world. Helmed by David Yates, who directed four Harry Potter movies, Fantastic Beasts is a spinoff to the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling. When a wizard, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), loses his magical suitcase full of enchanted creatures during a visit to New York, he and his new friends must chase them down and try to recapture them.
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Art Directors Guild To Induct Gene Allen Into Hall Of Fame
Art Directors Guild To Induct Gene Allen Into Hall Of Fame
ADG’s 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Take Place Saturday, February 11 at Ray Dolby Ballroom
Gene Allen, the Oscar®-winning Production Designer behind My Fair Lady, A Star is Born and Les Girls, will be inducted into the Art Directors Guild (ADG) Hall of Fame at the 21st Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards, announced today by ADG Council Chairperson Marcia Hinds and Awards Producer Thomas Wilkins. The ceremony will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.
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Netflix Premieres Travelers in 4K with a Cinematic and Natural Look
Netflix Premieres Travelers in 4K with a Cinematic and Natural Look
DP Neville Kidd captures latest Brad Wright SciFi series on Cooke 5/i & S4/i lenses
Travelers, the latest science fiction series from creator Brad Wright (co-creator of Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis andSGU Stargate Universe), is set to debut on December 23rd on Netflix in 4K UHD, which will have exclusive international rights everywhere except in Canada, where it has already begun airing on Showcase.
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NYU Tisch School of the Arts Equips Introductory Documentary Classes with Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-INTRA P2 HD Camcorders
NYU Tisch School of the Arts Equips Introductory Documentary Classes with Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-INTRA P2 HD CamcordersNew York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts recently added 18 Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-ULTRA P2 HD handheld camcorders as the standard instructional tool in the Film and Television department’s Sight and Sound Documentary classes. NYU Tisch’s acquisition of the PX270s was made possible through a donation by a parent of a Tisch student.
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Cooke Optics Presents Anamorphic Choice at BSC Expo 2017
Cooke Optics Presents Anamorphic Choice at BSC Expo 2017
Anamorphic/i and Anamorphic/i SF lenses on show, BSC Expo 2017, Stand 604
At BSC Expo 2017, Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, will present its Anamorphic/i and Anamorphic/i SF lenses that give cinematographers more choice in the looks they can achieve. The Anamorphic/i lenses offer a classic anamorphic look, while the Anamorphic/i SF ‘Special Flair’ range features a coating that kicks up the flares, bokeh and other aberrations to provide another level of anamorphic character.
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Cinematographer Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC shoots the pilot for Fox TV's "Star" with VariCam 35 cinema cameras
Cinematographer Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC shoots the pilot for Fox TV's "Star" with VariCam 35 cinema camerasStar is a new Fox TV music drama from Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lee Daniels (Empire, Precious). Exposing the cut-throat music industry, Star follows three talented singers as they navigate the road to stardom. The series features Jude Demorest as the title character, Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, and Lenny Kravitz. The series’ pilot was shot by cinematographer Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC (Quantum of Solace, Finding Neverland, Monster’s Ball) on VariCam 35 cinema cameras.
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American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Denzel Washington
American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Denzel Washington
ASC to Honor Director Denzel Washington with Board of Governors Award
Honoring one of Hollywood’s biggest icons, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will bestow their Board of Governors Award on director Denzel Washington on February 4, 2017, during the 31st ASC Awards at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom. The organization presents the accolade to individuals in the industry whose body of work has made significant and indelible contributions to cinema. It is the only ASC Award not given to a cinematographer, and is reserved for filmmakers who have been champions for directors of photography and the visual art form.
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Anton/bauer Announces Exclusive 48-hour End Of Year Sale
Anton/bauer Announces Exclusive 48-hour End Of Year Sale
Special Holiday Sale will run December 13th – 14th or while supplies last
Anton/Bauer, the world’s premiere provider of mobile power solutions for the film and broadcast industries and a Vitec Group brand, is pleased to announce an unprecedented pre-holiday sale on the Digital Series batteries. For just 48 hours, customers in North America will receive a 20% discount on Digital Series 150 and 190 Gold Mount® batteries and a 25% discount on a bundle of four Digital 150 or 190 batteries and one Performance Quad Charger – beginning December 13th and ending December 14th, or while supplies last.
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Anton/Bauer Announces Exclusive 48-hour End Of Year Sale
Anton/Bauer Announces Exclusive 48-hour End Of Year Sale
Special Holiday Sale will run December 13th – 14th or while supplies last
Anton/Bauer, the world’s premiere provider of mobile power solutions for the film and broadcast industries and a Vitec Group brand, is pleased to announce an unprecedented pre-holiday sale on the Digital Series batteries. For just 48 hours, customers in North America will receive a 20% discount on Digital Series 150 and 190 Gold Mount® batteries and a 25% discount on a bundle of four Digital 150 or 190 batteries and one Performance Quad Charger – beginning December 13th and ending December 14th, or while supplies last.
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Soundly Cloud-based Sound Effects Service and Editing Application
Soundly Cloud-based Sound Effects Service and Editing Application
Comprehensive cloud-based sound library and workflow tool puts thousands of sounds at any content creator's fingertips instantly
Soundly, a startup audio technology company, today released Soundly, a cloud-based sound effects library and workflow tool. Soundly represents a completely new approach to sound effects access and editing. A cloud-based sound library with access to thousands of premium sound effects and a powerful workflow tool, Soundly lets video and audio editors instantly search the cloud or local sound libraries, customize sounds, and place them to picture instantly, wherever they have an Internet connection. Traditional sound effect libraries can be expensive, hard to use, and not very portable. Content creators know that good sound can make or break a video or film, and Soundly was created to give affordable access to thousands of sounds along with access to a community of specialist sound designers.
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Future Media Concepts Announces the 2017 Editors Retreat Keynotes
Future Media Concepts Announces the 2017 Editors Retreat Keynotes
Editor of “Iron Man” and “Thor: The Dark World,” Dan Lebental, and known documentary editor, Steve Audette, will join Editors Retreat in Nashville in January 2017
Future Media Concepts, the nation’s leading training provider and conference organizer in the digital media industry, announced today that two big names will provide the keynotes for Editors Retreat 2017. The first, Dan Lebental, is best known for his work on Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010) and Thor: The Dark World (2013). The second, Steve Audette, counts over 50 documentary credits, including ones for Frontline, Nova and Nova Science Now, Evolution and the short documentary Nico’s Challenge. Now it its 11th year, Editors Retreat will take place in Nashville, TN, on February 18-22, 2017.
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Art Directors Guild Awards Names Four Lifetime Honorees
Art Directors Guild Awards Names Four Lifetime Honorees
ADG’s 21st Annual Excellence In Production Design Awards Take Place Sunday, February 11 at Ray Dolby Ballroom
Scenic Artist Albert Obregon, Emmy®-nominated Set Designer Cate Bangs and Senior Illustrator Joseph Musso join Emmy-winning Production Designer René Lagler as recipients of the ADG Lifetime Achievement Award, announced today by ADG Council Chairperson Marcia Hinds and awards producer Thomas Wilkins. They will be honored at the 21st Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.
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Hula Post Supports OWN's "Queen Sugar"
Hula Post Supports OWN's "Queen Sugar"
Reprising its role from “Selma,” Hula provides technology and support to director/producer Ava DuVernay and editor Spencer Averick for new, 13-part television series.
Queen Sugar¸ the new OWN series from Warner Horizon Television and Harpo Productions and executive producers Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay, tells the story of three estranged siblings who, after a family tragedy, reunite to run an 800-acre sugar farm in Louisiana. Based on the best-seller by Natalie Baszile, the show is a rich and deeply moving tale of people overcoming risk and reinventing themselves.
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Naughty Saint Nick: Bad Santa 2 and Panasonic Varicam 35
Naughty Saint Nick: Bad Santa 2 and Panasonic Varicam 35
Theo Van de Sande, ASC shoots Bad Santa 2 with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema cameras
The long-awaited sequel to the 2003 holiday cult classic, Bad Santa (directed by Terry Zwigoff), Bad Santa 2 is directed by Mark Waters (Vampire Academy, Mean Girls) and once again pairs Willie (Billy Bob Thornton) and his little helper Marcus (Tony Cox), who reunite to rob a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Academy Award winner Kathy Bates joins the cast as Willie’s foul-mouthed mother, Sunny Soke, and Brett Kelly reprises his role as Thurman Merman. The dark comedy was shot by Theo Van de Sande, ASC (Blade, Cruel Intentions, Wayne’s World) with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema cameras.
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Lifetime Honorees Announced by Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Lifetime Honorees Announced by Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Emmy®-nominated make-up artist Leonard Engleman and Oscar®-nominated hair stylist Barbara Lorenz to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at 2017 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Emmy®-nominated make-up artist Leonard Engelman and Oscar® and Emmy-nominated hair stylist Barbara Lorenz, will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards, honoring outstanding achievements for make-up artists and hair stylists in motion pictures, television, commercials, and live theater. The black tie event will be held Sunday, February 19, 2017, at The Novo by Microsoft at LA Live. The announcement was made today by IATSE Local 706 president Sue Cabral-Ebert.
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NFTS Selects Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow for Sports Production Course
NFTS Selects Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow for Sports Production Course
Replicating industry standard workflows, the NFTS has designed and implemented a solution featuring Blackmagic’s URSA Mini 4K PL, equipped with the Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount, and ATEM live production hardware.
Blackmagic Design today announced its broadcast infrastructure products are being used by the National Film and Television School’s (NFTS) as part of a new diploma in Sports Production. Replicating industry standard workflows, the NFTS has designed and implemented a solution featuring Blackmagic’s URSA Mini 4K PL, equipped with the Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount, and ATEM live production hardware. The diploma is delivered in partnership with IMG, one of the world’s largest independent sports producers, and aims to equip students with the editorial skills required to produce state of the art sports and live events coverage as well as highlights content.
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Washington Square Films Adds Andrea Theodore as Executive Producer
Washington Square Films Adds Andrea Theodore as Executive ProducerNew York-based Washington Square Films has added Andrea Theodore as Executive Producer. Theodore has over 15 years of experience in the advertising field, spanning agency, production and post production. She comes to Washington Square Films from Dress Code NY, where she was Executive Producer, after spending five years as Executive Producer and Head of Production at Humble. Theodore will spearhead business development, as well as talent strategy and curation in her role at Washington Square Films.
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Canon U.S.A. Kicks Off the #TAGYOUREIT Instagram Campaign with Actress Jamie Chung
Canon U.S.A. Kicks Off the #TAGYOUREIT Instagram Campaign with Actress Jamie Chung
Canon Challenges Selected Influencers to Push Their Boundaries of Photographic Expression with the New EOS M5 Digital Camera through a Game of “Tag” Via Social Media
In celebration of the release of the new Canon EOS M5 Digital Camera, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of the #TagYoureIt collaborative Instagram campaign. Actress and blogger Jamie Chung and 12 participating photographers, chosen because of their passion for sharing the world around them, will be faced with completing spontaneous photo challenges from now through the end of the year.
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FLEX Creative Acquires Noted Marketing, Promotions and Production Company SuchAGoodDog
FLEX Creative Acquires Noted Marketing, Promotions and Production Company SuchAGoodDog
Acquisition Brings New Clients Fox, ABC, Freeform and Reelz Network to FLEX
FLEX Creative, a creative services agency specializing in the design and production of promotional and in-show content for broadcast television, cable and streaming industry clients, has acquired SuchAGoodDog, the Emmy-nominated marketing, promotions, and production company.  The acquisition brings new clients Fox, ABC, Freeform and Reelz Network to FLEX. The announcement was made jointly today by Peter Martin, Founder/Chief Creative Director, FLEX Creative, and Steve Silverman, Founder/Chief Creative Director, Such A Good Dog.
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Most Wanted Tiffen Variable Viewing Filter Launched
Most Wanted Tiffen Variable Viewing Filter Launched
Tiffen’s Filter expert Eren Ibrahim is at Camerimage Film Festival in Poland 12-19th November with the new VVF as well as other filters from the Tiffen range
Responding to the demands of cinematographers & lighting professionals worldwide, Tiffen has launched its new Variable Viewing Filter (VVF), incorporating Tiffen’s award-winning Variable ND filter, offering indexed 2-8 stops and with the unique ability to easily add any 49mm ring filter from their vast range. The VVF allows the user to add additional Neutral Density filters to increase the stop range, UV Filters and Polarizers, or even special FX and diffusion filters for pre-visualization of a scene without the need to reposition the camera.
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NVIDIA Supports Ang Lee’s Latest Film Shot at Ultra-High 120 Frames Per Second
NVIDIA Supports Ang Lee’s Latest Film Shot at Ultra-High 120 Frames Per SecondAng Lee’s latest movie, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, pushes filmmaking beyond anything moviegoers have ever seen. Blending 3D, 4K and ultra-high frame rates of 120 frames per second, Billy Lynn marks the two-time Academy Award®-winning director as one of the boldest filmmakers in cinema today.
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Ryan Murphy to receive Distinguished Artisan Award at 2017 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Ryan Murphy to receive Distinguished Artisan Award at 2017 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Four-time Emmy® winner will be honored at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on Feb. 19, 2017
Ryan Murphy, four-time Emmy® Award-winning producer, director and screenwriter, will receive this year’s Distinguished Artisan Award at the Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) honoring both make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. The black-tie gala will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live. The announcement was made today by Susan Cabral-Ebert, President of IATSE Local 706.
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Vicon Motion Capture Technology Gives Doctor Strange The Magic Touch
Vicon Motion Capture Technology Gives Doctor Strange The Magic Touch
Vicon’s outstanding accuracy and clarity supports Framestore capture scenes for Marvel’s latest comic book superhero Doctor Strange
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced that award-winning UK visual effects company Framestore used Vicon motion capture cameras for Marvel Studios latest superhero film Doctor Strange.
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Emmy® recognition for Aussie software revolutionising international film and TV production
Emmy® recognition for Aussie software revolutionising international film and TV production
Group It For Me! developers have been recognised for their world-first software that shaves hours off film and television production.
Australia-based duo Shruti Patel and Jason “JJ” Jamieson are the recipients of a prestigious Engineering Emmy Award that is bestowed by America’s National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Award is for engineering developments that have a revolutionary impact on the transmission, recording or reception of television. Ms Patel said the software delivers massive time and cost savings to major production companies around the globe. “Group It For Me! automates the grouping and multigrouping processes in the post production workflow,” Ms Patel said.
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Community Films Welcomes International Director Albert Uria To The Company's Diverse Roster For Representation In The U.S.
Community Films Welcomes International Director Albert Uria To The Company's Diverse Roster For Representation In The U.S.Community Films has welcomed international Director Albert Uria to the company's diverse roster of talent for representation in the U.S. Originally from Spain, Uria splits his time between Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Barcelona. He joins a directorial roster at Community Films, which includes: Marius Crowne, Seth Gordon, Jared Hess, Michael Patrick Jann, Emil Möller, Matt Smukler, Pam Thomas, Clay Tweel, and Clay Williams.
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Matthews Studio Equipment Introduces THE ELEVATOR
Matthews Studio Equipment Introduces THE ELEVATOR
The ELEVATOR will support any camera/fluid head combo up to 23kgs or 50.5 pounds.
Matthews Studio Equipment known for creating innovative state of the art Technology That Complements Your Imagination for the entertainment industry has just started shipping their newest support production, The Matthews ELEVATOR system.
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Christie Mirage 4KLH lights up the screen in 4K, 3D, 120 fps for Asian premiere of Ang Lee’s "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk" in Taiwan
Christie Mirage 4KLH lights up the screen in 4K, 3D, 120 fps for Asian premiere of Ang Lee’s "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk" in Taiwan
The star-studded event was attended by regional celebrities and prominent figures in Taiwan’s entertainment and media industry.
Christie®, a leader in creating and sharing the world’s best visual and audio experiences, delivered a stunning presentation of Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee’s highly-anticipated film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk using a customized dual-head Christie Mirage 4KLH RGB laser projection system during its Taipei premiere on November 2.
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Asian World Film Festival Closing Night & Awards
Asian World Film Festival Closing Night & Awards
Nearly 40 feature films were presented during the eight-day festival that included 20 foreign language Oscar® contenders and a dozen Golden Globe® submitted films.
The 2nd Annual Asian World Film Festival (Oct. 24 - Nov. 1, 2016) announced Festival award winners during the closing night ceremony at the ArcLight in Culver City. The evening was hosted by Korean-American actor Ricky Kim and included remarks from Culver City mayor Jim B. Clarke. The Festival concluded with a screening of Operation Chromite, one of the five Korean films featured throughout the week as part of the newly designed Korean Film Days program in association with CJ Entertainment. The screening was followed by a Q&A with director John H. Lee.
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Fleabag, shot with Cooke Anamorphic/i Lenses, Nominated for 2016 RTS Craft & Design Award for Photography
Fleabag, shot with Cooke Anamorphic/i Lenses, Nominated for 2016 RTS Craft & Design Award for Photography
Complex comedy shoot benefits from anamorphic framing
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, congratulates Tony Miller BSC on his nomination for a 2016 RTS Craft & Design Award for Photography – Drama & Comedy, for his work on the acclaimed BBC comedy series Fleabag.
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Asian World Film Festival Closing Night, Nov. 1
Asian World Film Festival Closing Night, Nov. 1The 2ND ANNUAL ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL closes Tuesday, November 1 with an awards presentation, followed by a screening of Operation Chromite starring Liam Neeson, Lee Jeong-jae and Lee Beom-soo.
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HHB supplies Pro Tools | S6 to Dolby in-house theatre
HHB supplies Pro Tools | S6 to Dolby in-house theatre
In-house multi-use theatre is used to demonstrate the latest in Dolby technology, training, content creation and QCing Digital Cinema Packages.
HHB Communications, the UK’s leading supplier of pro-audio technology, has provided Dolby’s UK headquarters in Royal Wootton Basset with an Avid Pro Tools | S6 modular control surface. Dolby's multi-use theatre hosts the S6, which is used to demonstrate the latest in Dolby technology, for technical training, internal and external content creation, and QCing Digital Cinema Packages. With all the different uses and different people working in the theatre, it is important that all the equipment integrates correctly and the room is easy to change into different configurations.
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MSE Dutti Dolly Perfect for Bulletproof Grips Pilot Shoot
MSE Dutti Dolly Perfect for Bulletproof Grips Pilot ShootMatthews Studio Equipment known for creating innovative state of the art 'Technology That Complements Your Imagination' for the entertainment industry, recently came to the rescue when Key Grip Michael Pizzuto of Bulletproof Grips needed to make a unique shot for a new series called "Guest Book."
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Al Cleland named Managing Director of Deluxe’s EFILM
Al Cleland named Managing Director of Deluxe’s EFILM
Longtime VP promoted to Managing Director to lead digital color, finishing, and location services for feature films, episodics, and trailers.
Deluxe announced today that Al Cleland has been named Managing Director of Deluxe’s EFILM, leading digital color, finishing, and location services for the iconic creative company servicing feature films, episodics and trailers. Having built and led EFILM’s thriving trailers business as VP over the past eight years, Cleland will continue EFILM’s decades-long leadership in pioneering technologies, techniques and workflows that keep its clients on the forefront of creativity and efficiency.
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Winners of the Second Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Announced
Winners of the Second Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Announced
Film Festival Held During SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Featured 24 Official Selections From Around the World
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®), the organization serving the professional media creation and finishing community, have announced the winners of the second annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival.
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Director, Producer and Academy Award®-Winning Writer John Ridley Shoots with URSA Mini 4K
Director, Producer and Academy Award®-Winning Writer John Ridley Shoots with URSA Mini 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that Director, Producer and Academy Award®-Winning Writer John Ridley (“12 Years a Slave”) is using the URSA Mini 4K digital film camera on several television and film projects, including the TV mini-series “Guerrilla” currently filming in London. Ridley often has a spontaneous shooting style for which the URSA Mini 4K comes in handy. “My experience thus far with the URSA Mini 4K has been exceptional,” he said. “It is an amazingly versatile piece of equipment that allows me to not only use it in every phase of production, but to do so in a variety of ways.”
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Asian World Film Festival Opens Tonight
Asian World Film Festival Opens Tonight
Opening Night Festivities Honor "Bambi" Artist Tyrus Wong and "Twilight" Actor Justin Chon
The 2ND ANNUAL ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (AWFF) kicks off Monday, October 24 with an awards presentation honoring Bambi artist Tyrus Wong and actor Justin Chon (The Twilight Saga), followed by a screening of Asif Kapadia’s Ali and Nino.
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Tiffen International Announces UK Steadicam Gold Workshop – Booking Now For Beginners To Advanced Operators
Tiffen International Announces UK Steadicam Gold Workshop – Booking Now For Beginners To Advanced Operators
Gold Workshop is a five-and-a-half day total immersion experience for students from raw beginners to experienced operators wishing to improve their techniques.
Tiffen International has announced a residential Steadicam Gold Workshop to take place in the beautiful interior and rural landscaped grounds of the luxurious Beaumont conference hotel in Windsor, Berkshire, situated near to the Royal residence of medieval Windsor castle. The course will run from the afternoon of Sunday, November 20th 2016.
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Matthews Studio Equipment Can't Keep Dutti Dolly in the Shop
Matthews Studio Equipment Can't Keep Dutti Dolly in the Shop
Dutti Dolly focuses on giving a cinematographer the ability to position the camera lower and make it much more portable.
Matthews Studio Equipment recently finished another production run of their Dutti Dolly – and they are flying off the shelves. First out the door are new black dollies for key grips Michael Pizzuto (Secrets and Lies, The Goldbergs, Matador, Vegas) of Bullet Proof Grips, Seth Greenwald (Glow, Ray Donovan, House of Lies, The Last Man on Earth) and Adrian “Ace” Dominguez (Speechless, NCIS, Ray Donovan)), and for creator, Dolly Grip, James Saldutti.
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VES Honors Acclaimed Visual Effects Pioneer Ken Ralston with Lifetime Achievement Award
VES Honors Acclaimed Visual Effects Pioneer Ken Ralston with Lifetime Achievement Award
Ralston has earned five Academy Awards® including a Special Achievement Oscar® for the visual effects in the 1984 phenomenon, Star Wars: Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi.
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, named multiple Academy Award®-winning visual effects pioneer Ken Ralston as the recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his enormous contributions to filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the 15th Annual VES Awards on February 7, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Asian World Film Festival announces Industry Panels (Oct. 24 - Nov. 1)
Asian World Film Festival announces Industry Panels (Oct. 24 - Nov. 1)
Asian World Film Festival panels to cover everything from finance, China, foreign sales, PR, and Asian women in Hollywood
The 2nd Annual Asian World Film Festival, which runs from October 24 to November 1 in Culver City, is hosting the Asian World Industry Forum, which will include five panels featuring industry leaders as moderators and panelists. They will all be held in the Filmmakers Lounge in the Parisian Room in the Culver Hotel.
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Tennyson Tanner Uses URSA Mini 4.6K to Shoot Television Commercials
Tennyson Tanner Uses URSA Mini 4.6K to Shoot Television Commercials
For the 30 and 60 second spots, the URSA Mini 4.6K EF was used as the A camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that Tennyson Tanner, a full post and production company based in Illinois, used URSA Mini 4.6K EF to shoot several television commercials, including spots for a popular energy drink and for the Southern Illinois Miners professional baseball team. Tennyson Tanner also used DaVinci Resolve Studio to color grade the spots.
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The Foundry Releases MODO 10.2
The Foundry Releases MODO 10.2
Professional 3D Modeling and Animation Software Revamps MeshFusion, Adds Automatic Retopology to Final Installment of MODO 10 Series
Today, The Foundry launches MODO 10.2, offering powerful new updates for procedural modeling, retopology, rendering and more. Honed through customer insight, the new tools streamline the asset creation process for 3D artists and designers, bringing more speed and efficiency to a famously intuitive program.
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Rodeo FX Breathes Life into Jungle Animals for Tarzan
Rodeo FX Breathes Life into Jungle Animals for Tarzan
Mimicking the Quality of Wild Footage with Completely CG Animals
Rodeo FX completed nearly 200 visual effects shots for The Legend of Tarzan, including action sequences with CG hippos and crocodiles, where realistic water interaction was critical for the success of the shots. The studio’s VFX work helped lift these animal sequences to a level where they look like scenes from a nature documentary. This is the first major production on which Rodeo FX has created CG creatures, adding to its repertoire of VFX skills.
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ASC Names Honorees
ASC Names Honorees
Edward Lachman, Ron Garcia, Philippe Rousselot and Nancy Schreiber to be Honored by American Society of Cinematographers
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the honorees for the 31st annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Edward Lachman, ASC; Ron Garcia, ASC; Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC; and Nancy Schreiber, ASC will be recognized for their contributions to the art of cinematography at the organization’s awards gala on February 4, 2017, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Lachman will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Garcia will be bestowed with the Career Achievement in Television Award. Rousselot earns the International Award, and Schreiber will take home the Presidents Award.
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Keynotes Announced for SMPTE 2016
Keynotes Announced for SMPTE 2016
Douglas Trumbull and Robert Seidel to Captivate With Past, Present, and Future of Broadcast and Cinema; Daniel Teruggi to Discuss the Preservation of the World's Audiovisual Cultural Heritage
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that filmmaker, innovator and entrepreneur Douglas Trumbull, this year's recipient of the SMPTE Progress Medal, will join SMPTE President Robert Seidel, vice president of engineering and advanced technology at CBS, in presenting the opening keynote at the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) on Oct. 25 in Hollywood, California. Composer and researcher Daniel Teruggi, director of the Research and Experimentation Department at the National Audiovisual Institute in Paris and recipient of this year's SMPTE Archival Technology Medal Award, will present the SMPTE 2016 Symposium keynote on the preceding day, Oct. 24.
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Cooke Optics miniS4/i lenses bring a new look to Midsomer Murders
Cooke Optics miniS4/i lenses bring a new look to Midsomer Murders
Uncoated lenses add a new twist to 19th season of beloved UK drama
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is pleased to reveal that the latest series of the long-running British drama series Midsomer Murders is being shot with uncoated Cooke miniS4/i lenses, supplied by VMI.
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Umedia Expands Global Reach To Vancouver, BC
Umedia Expands Global Reach To Vancouver, BC
Umedia expands its global reach with the launch of new VFX and finishing studio in Vancouver
Umedia is pleased to announce the opening of its first Canadian visual effects and finishing studio, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Umedia Vancouver is the fifth office for Umedia, whose activities span film and television development, production and financing in London, Los Angeles, Brussels and Paris. The Vancouver studio joins VFX facilities in Brussels and Paris, enhancing the group’s international VFX presence and bringing Umedia closer to North American clients.
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Ncam Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development
Ncam Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development
Ncam’s real-time camera tracking technology for augmented reality is recognised for enhancing the viewer experience
Ncam announced today that its real-time camera tracking technology for augmented reality (AR) has been honoured with an Emmy® Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development’ by the Academy of Television Arts and Science (primetime). Relied upon by leading broadcasters, including CNN, ESPN, Fox Sports, MLB, NFL, The Weather Channel and BT Sports, Ncam is able to integrate live action and computer-generated elements in the studio or on location more convincingly than ever before in order to provide a more immersive experience for television viewers.
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Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards Recipients
Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards Recipients
Dolby Laboratories, David Geffner, and Rodrigo Prieto ASC were honored at the ECA luncheon and awards ceremony
Dolby Laboratories, David Geffner and Rodrigo Prieto ASC, are the recipients of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) special 2016 Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA), announced Steven Poster, ASC, ICG’s National President. The awards were presented Friday during the ECA opening event at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Los Angeles.
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GenArts, Inc. Announces Sapphire Version 10. Available Now.
GenArts, Inc. Announces Sapphire Version 10. Available Now.
Major new release adds creative VFX tools and features, boosts efficiency, and streamlines workflows for editors and artists
Following the recently announced merger with Boris FX & Imagineer Systems, GenArts releases Sapphire 10, the latest version of the company’s flagship suite of premium visual effects plug-ins. The enhancements in Sapphire 10 focus on new effects, improved features, and boosting efficiency through updated workflow controls, optimized organization, and control measures. The new upgrades come as a direct response to the continually mounting pressure on creative professionals in television, advertising, and motion pictures to produce exceptional work under extremely tight deadlines.
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Boris FX Announces Bundle with VEGAS Pro 14 Suite
Boris FX Announces Bundle with VEGAS Pro 14 Suite
Leading Plug-in Developer Partners with Magix to bring professional motion tracking, keying & 3D motion graphics tools to VEGAS Pro users
Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces the inclusion of a new VFX bundle for Magix’s recently released VEGAS Pro 14 Suite. VEGAS Pro 14 is the first major release of the popular VEGAS editing software since Magix took over the product line from Sony’s Creative Software division earlier this year. The new bundle includes significant tools from flagship plug-in collection Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) – BCC 3D Objects, BCC Key & Blend, and BCC Match Move.
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Avid Congratulates its Emmy Award-winning and Nominated Customers at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
Avid Congratulates its Emmy Award-winning and Nominated Customers at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
Avid customers relied on the MediaCentral Platform to create high-quality programs recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today congratulates its customers on their nominations and awards at the prestigious Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).  As part of the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which took place on September 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the creative arts awards honor the behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production.
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