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KOO-KI Uses Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio for Marui's Commercial
KOO-KI Uses Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio for Marui's CommercialBlackmagic Design today announced that Fukuoka-based production company KOO–KI produced a new set of commercials for Japanese department store giant Marui using Fusion Studio. KOO-KI consists of directors, CG directors, producers and CG/Motion graphic designers and offers planning, direction and production for TV commercials, campaigns, TV dramas, TV animation and apps. Their award winning work includes CG work for the "Universe of Nikon" museum, the opening movie for KONAMI's new baseball game and the planning and direction of the award winning drama "Mentai Piriri."
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The Artery Enters Into Special Artistic Collaboration with Cannes Gold Lion Winning Video Artist Ronen Sharabani
The Artery Enters Into Special Artistic Collaboration with Cannes Gold Lion Winning Video Artist Ronen SharabaniRenowned Art + Technology company The Artery, which is actively expanding its award winning talent base by seeking the most talented digital artists in the world, has established a special artistic collaboration with acclaimed Video Artist Ronen Sharabani, a 2006 Cannes Gold Lion Prize winner. Vico Sharabani, The Artery’s Founder and Creative Director, as well as a brother of Ronen Sharabani, made the announcement.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Guillermo del Toro with Filmmaker Award
Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Guillermo del Toro with Filmmaker Award2017 MPSE Golden Reel Awards Slated for February 19th
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today announces that it will honor Guillermo del Toro with its annual Filmmaker Award. The acclaimed director of such films as Hellboy (2004), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Pacific Rim (2013), Crimson Peak (2015) and the forthcoming The Shape of Water is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. He will receive the award at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony February 19th in Los Angeles.
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2016 Government Video Expo and National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 6-8
2016 Government Video Expo and National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 6-820th annual event held December 6–8, 2016 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Now in its 20th year, Government Video Expo (www.gvexpo.com) will again bring together thousands of video, AV, streaming, audio, and UAV professionals for educational sessions, constant demos and presentations, and a full exhibit floor. Attendees can hear from industry experts and thought leaders with continuous events at GV Expo's Government Video Theater; visit the show's exhibit floor to learn about and experiment with the newest technologies; and study at the DC Post|Production Conference or a one-day intensive production workshop.
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Edison TV Improves Workflow Efficiency and Online Viewer Experience with Tightrope Media Systems’ Cablecast
Switch to integrated automation, playout and streaming platform saves significant time and effort for community broadcaster while elevating look, features and video quality of web presence
As a two-time winner of national awards for excellence in government access television, Edison TV prides itself on making its programming easily available to residents of the Township of Edison, New Jersey on both its cable channel and online. When the station set out last year to find a replacement for its aging playout and automation system, it turned to the Cablecast platform from Tightrope Media Systems (TRMS) to meet its dual goals of visual and workflow enhancements.
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YouTube goes HDR, Atomos HDR Upgrade and $500 off for Content Professionals
Timed with the recent announcement by YouTube for HDR delivery, Atomos announces a new OS update to further broaden HDR compatibility and offers a limited time discount to make the HDR upgrade easier this holiday season. The HDR wave continues to gather pace with YouTube adding to other content delivery platforms such as Google Chromecast ultra, Sony PS4 Pro, Amazon, Netflix and Vudu in bringing HDR transmission and playback to the growing population of people with HDR compatible TV’s, the leading Christmas gift in 2016.
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SGO Mistika Wins HPA 2016 Engineering Excellence Award
SGO Mistika Wins HPA 2016 Engineering Excellence AwardAward is a first for the popular post-production company
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has honored SGO’s Mistika with the prized 2016 HPA Engineering Excellence Awards at the prestigious HPA Awards gala held on November 17, 2016 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California. The Engineering Excellence Awards were created to spotlight and reward companies and individuals providing services to the professional media content industry for their outstanding technical and creative ingenuity in media, content production, finishing, distribution and/or archiving.
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Multi-Award Winning Producer Lawrence Cumbo Joins Pixeldust Studios to Expand its Entertainment Division
Award-winning producer Lawrence Cumbo has joined Pixeldust Studios, a multi Emmy Award-winning, digital animation and broadcast production studio helmed by Ricardo Andrade, to expand its Entertainment Division. Cumbo brings to Pixeldust an active development slate comprised of over 30 projects. The announcement was made by Ricardo Andrade, President & Creative Director, Pixeldust Studios, and by Lawrence Cumbo, whose new title is Senior Vice President of Development & Content, Pixeldust Studios.
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The Artery Creates New "Spirit of Meditation" 360-Degree Virtual Reality App for Samsung Gear VR
The Artery Creates New "Spirit of Meditation" 360-Degree Virtual Reality App for Samsung Gear VRRenowned Art + Technology company The Artery, which employs an award winning talent base of some of the most talented digital artists in the world, has created a new Virtual Reality experience: “Spirit of Meditation.” The new App is currently available at the VR store: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/gear-vr/1276353495756631/
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Sixty’s Ease Live Wins Streaming Media Europe Innovation Award
Sixty’s Ease Live Wins Streaming Media Europe Innovation AwardSixty today announced that Ease Live, its innovative product that enables clickable on-air graphics on any device, has been chosen as the winner in the Best Streaming Innovation category in the Streaming Media Europe Readers’ Choice Awards. "We are delighted that Ease Live has received this recognition from Streaming Media Europe" said Henriette Sæther, CCO at Sixty. “Ease Live enables viewers to create a personalised experience that is unique to them, deepening their engagement and increasing their enjoyment – Ease Live is the perfect balance between what the users really want and what the producer can control."
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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 CourseReplicating 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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SSL C10 Helps to Drive Change at ITV News
SSL C10 Helps to Drive Change at ITV NewsA competent person can drive a show even though there is some quite complex configuration hidden underneath.
UK broadcaster ITV has been evolving its approach to regional news production and in turn has been remodeling its studios to embrace a flexible way of working. As part of this move, new facilities have been built in the Wales, Channel, Tyne Tees, Central, West Country, and Anglia ITV regions - all of which have SSL C10 HD Plus broadcast consoles in their sound studios.
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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 ChungCanon 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 SuchAGoodDogAcquisition 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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Dreams become reality with BlackTrax
Dreams become reality with BlackTraxThe official BlackTrax real-time motion tracking system representative for Russia is Dream Laser, experts in laser shows, video projection mapping and multimedia performances of any size, scale and complexity. Their main feature is that all their projects are implemented with the help of its own equipment, their own technical team and own design team.
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Most Wanted Tiffen Variable Viewing Filter Launched
Most Wanted Tiffen Variable Viewing Filter LaunchedTiffen’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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Air Jordan, TROPHY ROOM and DJ Khaled debut TROPHY ROOM XVI in cinematic style...
Valiant Pictures and Director Masood Ahmed Help Air Jordan, TROPHY ROOM and DJ Khaled Debut TROPHY ROOM XVI in Cinematic Style
Marcus Jordan recently unveiled the exclusive Air Jordan + TROPHY ROOM XVI Retro Bleu Français edition, leveraging the talents of Nike senior footwear designer Wilson Smith, DJ Khaled, Valiant Pictures and director Masood Ahmed. The highly strategic promotional campaign celebrating the shoe's official release online at http://www.trophyroomstore.com represents the combined efforts of all involved.
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Blackmagic DeckLink and UltraStudio Devices Used with Slomo.tv’s Sports Officiating System
Blackmagic DeckLink and UltraStudio Devices Used with Slomo.tv’s Sports Officiating SystemBlackmagic Design today announced that its DeckLink Quad 2, DeckLink 4K Pro and UltraStudio 4K Extreme capture and playback devices are used with Slomo.tv Inc.’s sports officiating system, videoReferee®. The system has become hugely popular with broadcasters and sports leagues, including the recent Rio Summer Olympics. Slomo.tv’s videoReferee®-IIM3 system, which is based around three DeckLink Quad 2 cards, was used to judge canoe competitions at the Rio games, and the DeckLink Quad 2’s real–time performance was a key feature.
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JMR Puts Mac Pro and Mac mini on Steroids at NAB NY
JMR Puts Mac Pro and Mac mini on Steroids at NAB NYJMR Electronics will showcase their new line of award winning, Thunderbolt™ certified, Lightning™ Desktop and Rackmount workstations for the Apple Mac Pro® and Mac mini® computers, and ProBrackets for the Mac Pro, at this year's NAB NY event on Nov. 9th - 10th, at the Javits Convention Center in NY, NY in Booth 1256.
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Spanish Feature Animation Ozzy Completed Using DaVinci Resolve Studio
Spanish Feature Animation Ozzy Completed Using DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Barcelona based post production house, Moonlight Cinema, has completed both the digital intermediate and finishing of the new children’s animated film “Ozzy” on DaVinci Resolve Studio. Post production director Alejandro Matus and colorist Ignasi González produced more than 40 different deliveries of the animation over a two week period, using Moonlight Cinema’s three DaVinci Resolve color grading suites to cater for everything from different aspect ratios and frame rates through to multiple language versions.
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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 AwardsFour-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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Full Vision Productions and Sennheiser AVX Wireless Ride Along for Veterans Charity Motorcycle Ride
Full Vision Productions and Sennheiser AVX Wireless Ride Along for Veterans Charity Motorcycle RideWhen Army Airborne Paratrooper David Frey ran into a fellow Paratrooper en route to the Sturgis Bike Rally in South Dakota in 2014, their discussion quickly turned to the difficulties fellow veterans were having adjusting to civilian life after deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Aware of the thousands who had suffered severe wounds and psychological injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder, Frey was determined to do something to make a difference in their lives.
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Focusrite RedNet Brings Connectivity to the Millersville University of Pennsylvania’s Media Education Program and Facilities
Focusrite RedNet Brings Connectivity to the Millersville University of Pennsylvania’s Media Education Program and FacilitiesMillersville University’s extensive media-arts and technology programs now benefit from Focusrite RedNet technology
Millersville University, in Millersville, PA, is one of the state’s leading education institutions, one of the 14 schools that constitute the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Millersville University also benefits from its relationship with Clair Solutions, a world-renowned audio, video and lighting integrator, located in nearby Manheim.
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AV Stumpfl presents uncompressed 8K & show control solutions at IAAPA
AV Stumpfl presents uncompressed 8K & show control solutions at IAAPAVisit AV Stumpfl at IAAPA 16, Orange County Convention Center Orlando, Booth #1671, 15-18 November 2016
AV Stumpfl® will exhibit the Wings Engine Raw 8K uncompressed media server for the first time at Booth 1671 at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016. As attractions and theme parks work on new ways to excite audiences through gripping visual information, storytelling and creative use of immersive displays, the demand for truly reliable and uncompressed playout solutions is steadily growing.
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Blackmagic announces Adam Savage's Tested Uses Micro Cinema Cameras to Shoot Arctic Circle Expedition
Blackmagic announces Adam Savage's Tested Uses Micro Cinema Cameras to Shoot Arctic Circle ExpeditionThe Tested team was invited by astronaut Chris Hadfield as part of his Generator Arctic team on the Quark Expeditions tour.
Blackmagic Design today announced that DP and lead producer Joey Fameli used several Micro Cinema Cameras to shoot a recent Arctic Circle expedition. Fameli also uses the Micro Cinema Cameras, along with Pocket Cinema Cameras, Studio Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio, to shoot and grade content for Tested, which is a website dedicated to covering ‘anything that’s awesome’ in science, exploration, nature, emerging technology, consumer technology and more.
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Kodak Pixpro SP360 4K VR Cameras Support Live Stitching for Streaming with Videostitch Software
Kodak Pixpro SP360 4K VR Cameras Support Live Stitching for Streaming with Videostitch SoftwareJK Imaging Ltd., the worldwide licensee for KODAK PIXPRO Digital Cameras and Devices, today announced support of an all new live stitching and streaming full-spherical 360° videos from their KODAK PIXPRO SP360 4K VR cameras. The newly added feature is made possible thanks to the latest version of VideoStitch Vahana VR software developed by VideoStitch Inc., a leader in virtual reality solutions.
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SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Celebrates Industry's Past, Present, and Future
SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Celebrates Industry's Past, Present, and FutureKeynote and Technical Program Offer Familiar Look Back and Inspiring Look Ahead; Event Concludes With Star-Studded SMPTE Centennial Gala
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 the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016), held on Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California, drew nearly 2,500 registered attendees for a landmark event featuring 72 expert presentations and more than 108 exhibitors spread across two exhibit halls. This year's event culminated with the SMPTE Centennial Gala, a celebration of the Society's 100th birthday.
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Roland Announces VR-4HD High-Definition AV Mixer
Roland Announces VR-4HD High-Definition AV MixerRoland today announces the introduction of its VR-4HD High-Definition AV Mixer, an easy-to-use, compact and portable AV Mixer that integrates a digital audio mixer, video switcher, multi-viewer touch screen and USB video/audio streaming interface into a stand-alone device.
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Vicon Motion Capture Technology Gives Doctor Strange The Magic Touch
Vicon Motion Capture Technology Gives Doctor Strange The Magic TouchVicon’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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Vitec Videocom Expo, Sony Pictures Studios, Weds., Nov. 16, 2016
Vitec Videocom Expo, Sony Pictures Studios, Weds., Nov. 16, 2016Get up close and personal with amazing gear from all the brands you know and trust at this unique event.
Get up close and personal with amazing gear from all the Vitec Videocom brands you know and trust at this unique free event. Join us for Vitec Videocom Expo on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 11:00AM – 6:00PM PST, at Sony Pictures Studios, 10202 W Washington Blvd., on SOUND STAGE 7 - DMPC, in Culver City, CA 90232. Learn from in-depth presentations by Jody Eldred, Mark Hayes, Pat Grosswendt, Gary Adcock and many more.
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Cognition Delivers "Marauders" in ACES
Cognition Delivers "Marauders" in ACESLionsgate thriller becomes the first film finished in facility’s new DI theater.
Marauders, a tense, noir-ish thriller released by Lionsgate Premiere and director Steven C. Miller, recently became the first feature finished in Cognition’s new 4K digital intermediate theater. Senior colorist Mike Eaves collaborated with Miller and award-winning cinematographer Brandon Cox to finalize the look of the film with editorial and color grading completed on an SGO Mistika platform using an ACES workflow.
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Margarita Mix Adds VR Sound Capabilities; Eagles of Death Metal VR Concert Film in House
Margarita Mix Adds VR Sound Capabilities; Eagles of Death Metal VR Concert Film in HouseMargarita Mix Adds Immersive Audio Services for Virtual Reality
Margarita Mix, a FotoKem company specializing in audio and video post services, has expanded into the virtual reality (VR) arena with the addition of 360-degree sound rooms at their facilities in Santa Monica and Hollywood. Whether it’s creating sound design, mix and final printmasters for VR video, or remixing current spots for a full-surround environment, Margarita Mix now offers producers and content owners high-quality sound solutions for the professional VR market. The new capabilities augment the full array of premium audio services for studios, networks and production companies offered at Margarita Mix.
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Trilogy Shares in Two More Awards for the VRT-EBU LiveIP Project
Trilogy Shares in Two More Awards for the VRT-EBU LiveIP ProjectTVB Awards for both Live Broadcast Production & Innovation and R&D for Outstanding Technical Achievement
Belgian Broadcaster VRT and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced that the VRT-EBU LiveIP Studio Project has won two TVB Awards at an event held in London (UK) on 19 October 2016 to celebrate the year's achievements in TV production. These awards are the latest acknowledgements of the project’s success and follow three other notable wins over the last year. The project received a special recognition award at the IABM Design & Innovation Awards at IBC2015, an award for Technology & Innovation given by the EBU in 2016 and the IBC 2016 Innovation award.
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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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Lenzworks Shoots Second Season of 'Relative Race' with 12 VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
Lenzworks Shoots Second Season of 'Relative Race' with 12 VariCam LT 4K Cinema CamcordersVariCam LT was chosen on the basis of its ergonomics, light weight and, especially, low light performance.
Utah-based production company Lenzworks recently shot the second season of "Relative Race," a co-production with broadcast partner BYUtv, with a dozen VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders. An ingenious pairing of a race against time with a genealogy hunt, Relative Race pits four couples against each other in a race from Miami, FL to Boston, MA, with required stops along the way to complete challenges, then meet and stay with relatives they previously didn’t know existed. The prize for the winning couple: $50,000.
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Motama RelayCaster goes Cloud - Experience Live Contribution to Amazon AWS
Motama RelayCaster goes Cloud - Experience Live Contribution to Amazon AWSRelayCaster is Motama's award-winning solution for broadcast-grade live contribution over unmanaged long-distance Internet links. With RelayCaster's ability to fix packet loss rates of 25% and more, this offers a cost-effective alternative to satellite links, dedicated links or fiber.
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46 of the Biggest Fall TV Shows Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and Software
46 of the Biggest Fall TV Shows Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and SoftwareTop directors of photography, VFX artists, colorists and post production facilities rely on Blackmagic Design to deliver shows for the top primetime and cable networks.
Blackmagic Design today announced that several Blackmagic Design products, including digital film cameras, Fusion Studio visual effects and motion graphics software and DaVinci Resolve Studio color corrector and editor, are being used for production and post production work on some of the most anticipated shows in this year's fall television lineup. More than 46 of 2016's fall television shows use Blackmagic Design's cameras, Fusion Studio and DaVinci Resolve Studio. Top directors of photography, VFX artists, colorists and post production facilities rely on Blackmagic Design to deliver shows for the top primetime and cable networks, including returning hit shows like Modern Family, 2 Broke Girls, Jane the Virgin and Blindspot.
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Adorama Brings the Holiday Cheer with Daily Deals and Price Guarantees Throughout the Gift-Giving Season
Adorama Brings the Holiday Cheer with Daily Deals and Price Guarantees Throughout the Gift-Giving SeasonGet a jumpstart on holiday shopping at Adorama and save big on the year’s best electronics including TVs, cameras, computers and more; the savings start Sunday, November 6th
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, is once again kicking off its season of savings, with the best deals on the year’s hottest electronics, photo and video gear to gift loved ones – or oneself – for the holidays. Beginning this Sunday, November 6th, Adorama will be delivering guaranteed lowest prices on select products straight to your inbox.
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Global Animation Voicing Company 3Beep Launches
Global Animation Voicing Company 3Beep LaunchesNYC-Based Creative Services/Media Management Studio Brings Team Of Producers, Writers, Directors and VO Professionals To Animated Productions Worldwide
Responding to the changing needs of today’s animation studios and the increasingly global nature of content creation, 3Beep, a provider of global animation voicing services, has launched. Based in New York City, the company is an innovative new resource that brings expert creative services and media management to animated productions worldwide. 
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Augusto Schillaci Joins Reel FX Directorial Roster
Augusto Schillaci Joins Reel FX Directorial RosterDigital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica has added award-winning Director and VFX Supervisor Augusto Schillaci to its directorial roster. Schillaci will be making his feature debut as director on The Mischievians, an animated feature film in development based on the book by William Joyce. He has over two decades of experience as a director and VFX Supervisor, organically transitioning his extensive talents and expertise in animation and visual effects to the role. He has lent his directorial skills to game cinematics for Transformers and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and is currently directing a number of commercial projects.
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Quantum 2016 NAB Show New York Product Preview
Quantum 2016 NAB Show New York Product Preview2016 NAB Show New York Preview Quantum Booth 1119 Nov. 9-10, Javits Convention Center, New York
Quantum will showcase the power of its StorNext platform across the full media life cycle, including production, delivery and archive workflows and content management. The company's booth will feature the converged storage architecture of Xcellis and the benefits that media companies can realize when embedded applications run natively on high-performance workflow storage.
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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 TaiwanThe 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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Suitcase TV in the Iphrame for NAB Show New York
Suitcase TV in the Iphrame for NAB Show New YorkDeveloper will highlight major rapid advances in media asset storage, archiving, and live production
Suitcase TV Ltd, a leading broadcast IP-based technology developer, will showcase “Iphrame”, an innovative, award-winning, and cost-effective real-time production system that can operate with a combination of IP, ASI, and SDI signals as both inputs and outputs at NAB New York, Booth 1560.
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Asian World Film Festival Closing Night & Awards
Asian World Film Festival Closing Night & AwardsNearly 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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URSA Mini 4.6K Used for Shooting Japanese Feature Film “KUHANA!”
URSA Mini 4.6K Used for Shooting Japanese Feature Film “KUHANA!”Blackmagic Design today announced that “KUHANA!,” a new feature film directed by Takehiko Hata, was shot with URSA Mini 4.6K and 4K and graded with DaVinci Resolve. “KUHANA!” is the directing debut of Takehiko Hata, who is a also a writer, script writer, and theatre director. Hata has written a number of scripts for TV dramas, and is the author of a novel that been turned into a hugely popular television show in Japan. Following this success, Hata wrote the original script for a drama series “Soshite Daremo Inakunatta (And then there were none),” which was one of the summer of 2016 most talked about dramas in Japan.
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Paris based boutique post facility installs Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner for remastering in Ultra HD 4K
Paris based boutique post facility installs Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner for remastering in Ultra HD 4KFounder Arnaud Gallinière is dedicated to the restoration of films shot between the 1980s and 1990s as well as producing and processing digital scans for filmmakers who continue to shoot on film today.
Blackmagic Design has today announced that Kinografik, a boutique facility specializing in the remastering of film, has installed the Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner as part of its Ultra HD 4K mastering workflow.
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ZeeVee Expands ZyPer Product Suite with the new ZyPerHD
ZeeVee Expands ZyPer Product Suite with the new ZyPerHDZeeVee Expands ZyPer Product Suite to easily deliver H.264 HD video distribution with the new ZyPerHD
ZeeVee, Inc. a global manufacturer of video and signal distribution technology, announced today the expansion of its award winning ZyPer Product Suite with the launch of ZyPerHD.
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Renewed Vision ProVideoPlayer2 Saves Massive Video Wall Attraction at Private Beach Party
Renewed Vision ProVideoPlayer2 Saves Massive Video Wall Attraction at Private Beach PartyVideo Producer Michael Artsis chose ProVideoPlayer2 to create and deliver a splashy multi-screen LED video wall that transformed a large party tent into a visually dynamic dance club
Upon entering a lavish private party by a Margate, New Jersey beach house at summer’s end, video production company Be Terrific treated guests to a spectacular 4K beach-themed show playing on massive LED video screens lining the walls and floor. The 360-degree immersive experience, powered by Renewed Vision’s ProVideoPlayer2 (PVP2) software, conceptually transported guests to new locations, destinations and worlds. On the dance floor, partygoers were transfixed as simulations of rippling water, surf, and other beach elements moved under their feet; while underwater video, schools of fish, city skylines and other rich imagery splashed across the surrounding walls.
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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 PhotographyComplex 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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Sigma Global Vision Lenses and New Mount Converter Win Big in 2016
Sigma Global Vision Lenses and New Mount Converter Win Big in 2016Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Contemporary lens, 20mm F1.4 Art lens, 24-35mm F2 Art lens, 50-100mm F1.8 Art lens and Sigma Mount Converter MC-11 garner top accolades
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, has been honored with 10 prestigious industry awards in 2016, including two Lucie Technical Awards presented at the recent 2016 PhotoPlus Expo.
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Adorama Launches VIP360 Customer Loyalty Program
Adorama Launches VIP360 Customer Loyalty ProgramAccess exclusive benefits when shopping today’s top photo, video and electronics gear, including free two-day delivery, extended warranty, members-only events and much more
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, is today launching VIP360, an exclusive members benefits program for the most elite of Adorama shoppers. Just $49.99/year to join, Adorama VIP360 offers a number of deals, discounts and special promotions available only to members throughout the year, including free, nationwide two-day delivery, drops and spills warranty, and extended returns at no additional cost to the customer. Members will also enjoy early access to pop-up sales as well as raffles for tickets to private events. Adorama’s VIP360 program is good for anyone looking to be rewarded for all their photo, video and electronics purchases, whether they’re shopping for a TV, computer, gaming system, or even surveillance cameras for home security.
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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 theatreIn-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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DNF Returns to NAB Show NY with a New Control Panel for Live Production
DNF Returns to NAB Show NY with a New Control Panel for Live ProductionEasy-to-operate 2-channel on-air controller joins DNF’s wide range of simple-to-sophisticated configurations
DNF Controls – the award-winning and acknowledged leader in Human-to-Machine and Machine-to-Machine interfaces, announced its return to NAB Show® New York. The company will show an array of control solutions, including the new MRP-200SE, a 2-channel panel especially developed for live, on-air applications.
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Clear-Com Showcases FreeSpeak II Wireless Intercom Soluton at NAB-NY 2016
Clear-Com Showcases FreeSpeak II Wireless Intercom Soluton at NAB-NY 2016New FreeSpeak II base station/splitter delivers greater reliability and coverage
At NAB Show New York 2016, Clear-Com® will present the FreeSpeak II wireless base station – FreeSpeak II-Base II – that supports multiple frequencies and up to 25 wireless beltpacks across a wide area. This latest addition to the FreeSpeak II digital wireless solution enables unprecedented coverage, flexibility and reliability for virtually any production.
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Tedial Brings World's First True Media Factory to NAB Show New York
Tedial Brings World's First True Media Factory to NAB Show New YorkTedial, the leading provider of Media and Content Management solutions, is bringing its multi-award-winning solutions to the flourishing New York media and entertainment market at NAB Show® New York 2016. Evolution Version Factory, the world’s first true media factory received the IABM Game Changer Award 2016 in the System Automation & Control category at NAB 2016. Evolution BPM, the industry’s fastest and most flexible Business Process Management workflow engine, was named the IBC winner by The Broadcast Beat in the “Originality in Content Management” category.
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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 AnnouncedFilm 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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Germany's PLAZAMEDIA deploys Nevion SDN IP solution for remote production
Germany's PLAZAMEDIA deploys Nevion SDN IP solution for remote productionNevion equipment and management software now used for live production of popular football talk show
Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, and its German solution partner LOGIC media solutions GmbH, have teamed up with PLAZAMEDIA, a Germany-based content solution provider and one of the leading producers of sports TV, to migrate elements of its high profile football coverage to an IP production set-up using Nevion IP Media Core equipment and VideoIPath management system.
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Maria Smith Named Executive Creative Director at M&C Saatchi LA
Maria Smith Named Executive Creative Director at M&C Saatchi LAM&C Saatchi LA is thrilled to announce that Maria Smith has been named Executive Creative Director. Smith has been a Creative Director, ACD, and Copywriter for 12 years, nearly ten of which have been spent with M&C Saatchi LA. At the agency she has demonstrated her expertise in leading creative teams and giving brands a unique creative voice – honest, compelling, and relevant.
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TVU Networks to Showcase Full Line of IP Based Video Solutions at NAB Show New York
TVU Networks to Showcase Full Line of IP Based Video Solutions at NAB Show New YorkLeader in IP Live Video Technology to Demonstrate Newest Transmission, Cloud Based Management and Video Production Offerings
TVU Networks announces that it will showcase its latest IP-based live video solutions at the upcoming NAB Show New York, including the company’s new MLink TE4500 H.265/HEVC and 4K encoding solution and TVU RPS (Remote Production System), as well as its two cloud-based workflow solutions, TVU Alert and TVU Command Center. Taking place November 9-10 at the Javits Convention Center, TVU Networks will display its full range of transmission, management, production and distribution solutions in Booth #725.
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Sachtler On-Set: Behind the Scenes Video with Award-Winning Kissing Gate Films
One of the world's greatest event videography companies shares some of their secrets.
From the bride walking down the aisle to the moment the groom places the ring on her finger, wedding cinematography is all about capturing moments. But for award-winning destination wedding videographers, Kissing Gate Films, they've built a reputation for delivering epic, cinematic films that seem to transport you to a special moment in time. From aerial timelapse footage to set the scene to slow motion clips of the wedding dress billowing in a plush, manicured tree, Kissing Gate's films marry once-in-a-lifetime moments with the fairytale quality only an expert could plan. In fact, it's the reason couples around the world choose Kissing Gate Films for destination wedding videography.
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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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Multi-Award Winning Film and Sound Production Company Hummingbird Productions Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary
Multi-Award Winning Film and Sound Production Company Hummingbird Productions Celebrates Its 40th AnniversaryHummingbird Productions, a renowned, multi-award winning film and sound production company which has built its reputation as one of America's leading producers of commercials, sound design and original music, has achieved a truly rare accomplishment – it’s 40th Anniversary milestone this month. The company’s celebratory party was held at the company’s headquarters in Nashville on October 20, 2016.
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Asian World Film Festival Opens Tonight
Asian World Film Festival Opens TonightOpening 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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Nevion showcases journey to virtualization at NAB Show New York , 9-10 November
New products demonstrate ease of transition to IP for broadcasters
Nevion, award-winning provider of virtual media production infrastructure, will showcase how broadcasters can continue the journey to virtualization, with a host of interoperability demonstrations and technology showcases at NAB Show New York.
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Comprehensive Line-up of Matrox OEM Products to be Showcased at NAB New York
Comprehensive Line-up of Matrox OEM Products to be Showcased at NAB New YorkX.mio3 IP Card & M264 Family will be Featured Alongside Matrox Monarch Streaming and Recording Appliances
At the inaugural NAB Show New York (New York, Nov. 9–10, booth 1451), Matrox is showcasing the comprehensive line-up of Matrox DSX™ Developer Products. Focused on the transition to an IP based infrastructure, Matrox will demonstrate the new X.mio3 IP-multi-channel video I/O over 10GbE card and the recently expanded family of Matrox M264 multi-channel 4:2:2 10-bit H.264 encoder cards.
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STORY Signs Real People/Documentary Director Ky Dickens
STORY Signs Real People/Documentary Director Ky DickensAmy McIntyre also joins company as producer/sales rep.
Director Ky Dickens has joined STORY for exclusive national representation in commercials. Dickens is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has also enjoyed great success in commercials and branded content centering on real people and docu-style storytelling. Her work has earned praise for its integrity, authenticity and emotional power. Recent credits include work for McDonald’s, Tylenol, Huggies, Kohler and the Illinois Lottery. She is currently working on a project for Hallmark.
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South Coast Film & Video Shoots Houston METRO Transit Authority Commercial Spots with Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder
South Coast Film & Video Shoots Houston METRO Transit Authority Commercial Spots with Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema CamcorderDP Everett Gorel said he opted for the Panasonic VariCam LT because it stood out in terms of its broad dynamic range and extreme low-light capabilities.
Full-service production company South Coast Film & Video (Houston, TX) recently purchased a Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder that has been used to shoot a new commercial campaign for METRO, the Houston transportation agency serving the nation’s 4thlargest city.
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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 AwardRalston 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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Sigma Announces Cine High Speed Zoom Lens Pricing and Availability
Sigma Announces Cine High Speed Zoom Lens Pricing and AvailabilityCine High Speed Zoom 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2 lenses begin shipping on December 9 for a retail price of $3999.00 USD
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, announced today that the Cine High Speed Zoom 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2 lenses will begin shipping on December 9, 2016 for a retail price of $3999.00 USD.
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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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Hit Comedy 'TOO YOUNG TO DIE!' Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Hit Comedy 'TOO YOUNG TO DIE!' Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera"I wanted to give viewers more excitement and a feeling of unity in the live music scenes, so I decided to let camera operators have Pocket Cinema Cameras as well," said DoP Daisuke Soma.
Blackmagic Design today announced that five Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras were used to shoot live music scenes in Kankuro Kudo’s new hit film, "TOO YOUNG TO DIE!" Written and directed by Kankuro Kudo -- who has been involved in many popular dramas and films as a screenwriter and director -- "TOO YOUNG TO DIE" follows the adventures of the film’s leading character, Daisuke, who dies in an accident at the age of 17 and goes to Hell. While in Hell, Daisuke tries to come back to life to confess his love to his classmate and kiss the girl, all under the intensive training of Killer K, an ogre who formed a rock band called "Hells."
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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 CommercialsFor 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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Televisión Española Installs Mistika to Drive 4K HDR Productions
Televisión Española Installs Mistika to Drive 4K HDR ProductionsSpanish National Broadcaster, Televisión Española, will support the network’s collaborative workflows using Mistika
SGO, the high end post production software and systems developer, today announces its Mistika toolkit has been chosen by Televisión Española (TVE), Spain’s national state-owned public-service television broadcaster, to enhance the channel’s 4K HDR productions. Mistika will be used by TVE’s post-production team and its advanced tools and capabilities, including a facility-wide timeline, will support the network’s collaborative workflows.
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FSU’s Seminole Productions Adds VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder To Panasonic Camera Arsenal
FSU’s Seminole Productions Adds VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder To Panasonic Camera ArsenalPanasonic’s VariCam LT 4K camcorder to shoot cinematic features and opens for display on the state-of-the-art Panasonic large-format LED video boards installed throughout Doak Campbell Stadium
Seminole Productions, the video production unit of Florida State University’s College of Communication and FSU Athletics partner, recently invested in Panasonic’s VariCam LT 4K camcorder to shoot cinematic features and opens for display on the state-of-the-art Panasonic large-format LED video boards that are installed throughout Doak Campbell Stadium.
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Archion's Award Winning, NDI Certified, Shared Media Storage Solutions Now Being Distributed to Digital Resellers Through US Broadcast
Archion's Award Winning, NDI Certified, Shared Media Storage Solutions Now Being Distributed to Digital Resellers Through US BroadcastArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that it has been selected by US Broadcast for channel distribution. Archion's products deliver some of the highest storage speeds – contained within the fewest number of chasses -- in the industry, giving broadcast and content creation facilities the ability to deploy more seats ore demanding applications with fewer storage arrays. This tremendous network storage performance enables a single solution for large scale editorial, VFX, color grading, and more.
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Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K EF used on MAX’s ‘LightsLow’
Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K EF used on MAX’s ‘LightsLow’Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K and Video Assist 4K Shoot MAX's "Lights Down Low" Music Video
Blackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4.6K EF was used to shoot the music video for “Lights Down Low” by MAX. Blackmagic Design Video Assist 4K was used for 4K monitoring and recording on the intensely packed two day shoot, while DaVinci Resolve Studio was used for color grading the video.
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Rodeo FX Breathes Life into Jungle Animals for Tarzan
Rodeo FX Breathes Life into Jungle Animals for TarzanMimicking 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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Experience the Latest in Sigma Lens and Camera Innovations at PhotoPlus Expo 2016
Experience the Latest in Sigma Lens and Camera Innovations at PhotoPlus Expo 2016Get hands-on with Sigma’s brand new 85mm F1.4 Art, 12-24mm F4 Art, 500mm F4 Sport, Cine lens line and SD Quattro camera lineup
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, has announced its participation in the 2016 PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo (PPE), held at the Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 20-22, 2016. In addition to presentations by its esteemed group of Sigma Pro photographers, Sigma will display the brand-new 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art and 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Global Vision lenses and its new line of Cine lenses at booth 537. Adding to this year’s excitement, Sigma will also have one giveaway each day for attendees who visit the booth. Attendees can enter the daily drawing for a chance to win a 24-35mm Art lens, 50mm Art lens or a Sigma sd Quattro with a 30mm F1.4 Art lens, a total value of more than $2500.00!
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Christie Experiential Network Sign Exclusive contract with MJR Digital Cinemas
Allure and its Experiential Media Network continue expansion into the Motor City offering advertisers more consumer impressions
Allure, a Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. company, and its Christie Experiential Network (CEN), leaders in creating immersive and engaging experiential Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) solutions, is proud to announce the signing of an exclusive digital advertising contract with MJR Digital Cinemas.
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Shogun Inferno now shipping. 4K 60p HDR filmmaking has arrived.
Shogun Inferno now shipping. 4K 60p HDR filmmaking has arrived.The award winning Shogun Inferno – the world’s most advanced monitor recorder – is now shipping, ushering in the exciting new era of 4K 60p HDR filmmaking
Since its inception, Atomos has been famous for redefining what monitors and recorders can do for all types of cameras and all types of filmmakers. The Atomos difference is that we develop cutting edge technology to propel the industry forward but deliver it at a price point and with a user interface that opens the technology up to the entire filmmaking community. Shogun Inferno gives the Atomos treatment to 4K 60p Log/Raw cameras, delivering high frame rate / high resolution recording & high dynamic range / high bright monitoring for under $2,000 USD MSRP.
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ASC Names Honorees
ASC Names HonoreesEdward 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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Blackmagic Design Cintel Film Scanner Used by Afinal Filmes to Restore Brazilian Film Classics
Blackmagic Design Cintel Film Scanner Used by Afinal Filmes to Restore Brazilian Film ClassicsAfinal Filmes chooses Cintel because company needed RAW files to truly correct footage
Blackmagic Design today announced that Brazilian based post production house Afinal Filmes has taken the next step in its archival documentary restoration initiatives by integrating the Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner into its workflow.
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Cinematographers Guild to Host Drone Panel at NAB Show NY
Cinematographers Guild to Host Drone Panel at NAB Show NYEdward Kostakis, Maxwell Tubman, and Michael Chambliss will discuss "Drones...Getting Beyond High, Wide "
(Los Angeles, California--October 11, 2016) The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) will host the panel discussion, "Drones...Getting Beyond High, Wide (and Stupid)," at the NAB Show New York, formerly known as Content & Communications World.
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Keynotes Announced for SMPTE 2016
Keynotes Announced for SMPTE 2016Douglas 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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Red Digital Cinema Epic-W & New Weapon® Cameras Now Shipping
Red Digital Cinema Epic-W & New Weapon® Cameras Now ShippingBoth new cameras feature Red's revolutionary Helium™ 8K S35 sensor
Today RED Digital Cinema will begin shipping two new cameras - the highly anticipated RED EPIC-W and the newest WEAPON®. Both cameras feature the compact and intuitive design of the DSMC2™ form factor as well as the new HELIUM™ 8K S35 sensor. HELIUM - RED’s latest sensor technology - allows for higher resolution in an S35 frame, while maintaining the superior dynamic range found in the award-winning RED DRAGON® sensor.
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Luhan Reloaded:2016 Concert Live Streamed with URSA Mini 4K and ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K
Luhan Reloaded:2016 Concert Live Streamed with URSA Mini 4K and ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4KPerfect World Entertainment online publisher upgrades livestreaming facilities with Micro Studio Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that four URSA Mini 4K PL cameras and an ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K with the ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast panel were used by Guangzhou based Guangdong i-Mass Vision to provide a live feed of Chinese singer Luhan’s solo concert tour. The tour, named “Luhan Reloaded:2016,” was streamed exclusively by ME, a mobile live streaming app of China’s leading social entertainment platform YY Inc.
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Japan's EXPO TV Builds 4K Broadcast Studio Using Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K and Teranex Minis
Japan's EXPO TV Builds 4K Broadcast Studio Using Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K and Teranex Minis​10 hours of daily programming with Studio Camera 4K, Teranex converters, Smart Videohubs, SmartScope Duo 4K, Hyperdeck Studio and more​
Blackmagic Design today announced that EXPO TV at EXPO CITY in Osaka built a new 4K broadcast studio using Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K, Teranex Mini and Teranex Express. The new build out supports EXPO City’s massive shopping and entertainment complex in Osaka, shooting and delivering media to thousands of customers each day.
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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 MurdersUncoated 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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Rotolight Anova: the exclusive light of choice for London’s first 4K television studio
Rotolight Anova: the exclusive light of choice for London’s first 4K television studioOver 50 LED lighting systems deployed at Celebro Media Studios
Rotolight, the award-winning British LED manufacturer, has been chosen as the exclusive LED lighting supplier to Celebro Media Studios, the UK’s first 4K television studio. Established just over two years ago in London’s West End, Celebro Media Studios is specifically designed for live television applications. The studios are used by several global broadcasters, including the BBC, MTV, and TRT World, the Turkish state broadcaster.
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RTL's "Anne’s Kitchen" Filmed with URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Studio Camera
RTL's "Anne’s Kitchen" Filmed with URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Studio CameraEach section is filmed live, with five camera feeds being taken into an ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K switcher for mixing
Blackmagic Design has today announced that the latest series of "Anne's Kitchen" was filmed in Ultra HD 4K with digital film and studio cameras, including the URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Studio Camera 4K. Post production on the prime time RTL series, including the edit and grade, was completed in DaVinci Resolve Studio.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture POV and Action Shots for Mountain Dew Commercial
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture POV and Action Shots for Mountain Dew CommercialInnovative, high-quality images achieved through ​RAW recording, interchangeable MFT lenses, and 13 stops of dynamic range​
Blackmagic Design today announced that Micro Cinema Cameras were used by second unit DP Casey Wilson to shoot action, point-of-view (POV) and close-up shots for Mountain Dew’s new off-road Capture the Flag commercial featuring professional race car driver Chase Elliott. Nate Balli, of Utah-based production specialists Moniker Media, directed the spot, which made use of innovative shots in order to highlight an unprecedented game of Capture the Flag thought up by Elliott, who also mapped out the course.
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DECON signs Mundo Sisters
DECON signs Mundo Sisters(New York, New York--October 4, 2016) Creative production company DECON has signed sibling directing duo the Mundo Sisters for U.S. commercial representation. Rena Mundo Croshere and Nadine Mundo’s cinematic storytelling captures raw, arresting visuals and emotionally charged, authentic narratives. Their award-winning film work has screened at festivals worldwide, and they have also directed lyrical, compelling campaigns for clients such as ESPN and Rachel Roy. They were recently selected to speak on the SXSW Sports Directors panel.
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Umedia Expands Global Reach To Vancouver, BC
Umedia Expands Global Reach To Vancouver, BCUmedia 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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Avid Unveils Pro Tools | MTRX Audio Interface for Superior Sound Quality and Unrivaled Flexibility
Avid Unveils Pro Tools | MTRX Audio Interface for Superior Sound Quality and Unrivaled FlexibilityNew Avid audio interface gives audio professionals detailed sound quality and flexible monitoring, I/O and routing to facilitate creativity and improve efficiency
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today introduced Pro Tools® | MTRX, a versatile new audio interface for Pro Tools | HDX and HD Native. Developed by Digital Audio Denmark for Avid, Pro Tools | MTRX gives Pro Tools users the superior sonic quality of DAD’s legendary AD and DA converters—along with incredibly flexible monitoring, I/O, and routing capabilities—all in one powerful unit. Powered by the MediaCentral® Platform, it integrates seamlessly with Pro Tools | S6 and Pro Tools | S3 control surfaces.
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Avid Showcases New Innovations for Audio, Expanded Partnerships at AES 2016
Avid Showcases New Innovations for Audio, Expanded Partnerships at AES 2016New workflow updates, flexible offerings, and expanded partnerships offer audio professionals the foundation to create high-quality content more efficiently and affordably
AES (Booth #303) – Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced the availability of new audio editing innovations and flexible options for accessing its flagship Pro Tools® | HD toolset. Fulfilling key promises of Avid Everywhere™, these advancements, enabled by the MediaCentral® Platform, accelerate recording, editing, and mixing workflows so audio professionals can create the highest-quality content more powerfully, efficiently, and affordably.
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Musicbed Licensing Platform Creates Live Recording Sessions with Blackmagic Design
Musicbed Licensing Platform Creates Live Recording Sessions with Blackmagic DesignMusicbed Sessions use Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and three SmartView HD monitors.
Blackmagic Design announced today that the music licensing platform Musicbed uses ATEM live production switchers and SmartView monitors to create cinematic live music experiences, called “Musicbed Sessions,” which feature performances from musicians spanning various genres.
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Ncam Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development
Ncam Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering DevelopmentNcam’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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