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U. of North Texas' Media Arts Dept. Invests in 30 AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorders for Undergraduate/Graduate Instruction, TV Production
U. of North Texas' Media Arts Dept. Invests in 30 AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorders for Undergraduate/Graduate Instruction, TV ProductionVariCam LT Assigned to Advanced Cinema Classes
The Department of Media Arts of the University of North Texas’ College of Arts and Sciences recently purchased 30 Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor 4/3” handheld camcorders that will be used in classes including narrative, news, documentary and entertainment acquisition techniques, as well as for news production at the university’s cable television station. The Department also bought a VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder for advanced narrative film classes.
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Second Season of Outdoor Channel's 'GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey' Shot in 4K with Panasonic VariCam 35 Cinema Camera/Recorders
Second Season of Outdoor Channel's 'GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey' Shot in 4K with Panasonic VariCam 35 Cinema Camera/RecordersNew Season Premieres Wednesday, June 29, 7:30/11:30 PM ET
The second season of “GunnyTime with R.Lee Ermey,” premiering this evening on the Outdoor Channel, was shot with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema camera/recorders. The fully immersive, host-driven television series focuses on vintage and exceptional weapons and related technology, and exploits the outsized personality of Ermey, former U.S. Marine Corps staff NCO and drill instructor, Golden Globe nominee for his role in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket,and veteran of more than 60 feature films.
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Legendary Editor Anne Coates, ACE Headlines Sight, Sound & Story 2016
Manhattan Edit Workshop's Fourth Annual June Post Summit Sells Out
On June 11, 2016, over 300 editors, filmmakers, and post production professionals packed the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway for a full day of panels focused on the art of editing documentary films, episodic TV, visual effects, and an in-depth discussion with legendary Oscar-winning editor Anne V. Coates, ACE. The day-long summit was followed by a two-hour networking party sponsored by the American Cinema Editors (ACE.) This year marks the fourth year of the only New York full day summit focused on the art of post production.
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SMPTE and HPA Announce Jury for SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
SMPTE and HPA Announce Jury for SMPTE-HPA Student Film FestivalStudents Have Until June 27 to Submit Work, Finalists Will Be Screened Oct. 26 In Hollywood
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries; and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®), the organization serving the professional community by providing expertise, support, tools, and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, and an array of content for a growing number of platforms; today announced the jurors for the second annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 26, following the Oktoberfest Reception at the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California. The deadline for entries is June 27.
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MAXON Cinema 4D helps Sarofsky animate Captain America: Civil War Main-on-end Titles
MAXON Cinema 4D helps Sarofsky animate Captain America: Civil War Main-on-end TitlesLeading 3D Solution Used by Design-Driven Production Company in Marvel’s Blockbuster Film
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce that design-driven production company Sarofsky relied on its celebrated Cinema 4D (C4D) software suite as a central content creation production tool in delivering the 3D elements in the main-on-end (MOE) title sequence in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War.
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The Post Production Event of the Year, "Sight, Sound & Story" Returns to New York City on June 11th
The Post Production Event of the Year, "Sight, Sound & Story" Returns to New York City on June 11thLegendary Academy Award-winner Anne V. Coates, ACE heads this year's lineup of celebrated VFX artists and editors
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop, the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, today announced their all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for its annual one-day event, Sight, Sound & Story, held this year on June 11, 2016 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway at Columbus Circle. "Sight, Sound & Story is one of the few events that brings together the community to celebrate the art of visual storytelling. This year's panels include a look at visual effects artists, television's golden age, and groundbreaking documentaries. The event culminates with legendary editor Anne V. Coates, ACE's acclaimed career including The Elephant Man, Out of Sight, Unfaithful, Becket, In the Line of Fire, and the Oscar winning Lawrence of Arabia," says Josh Apter, owner of Manhattan Edit Workshop. "Our mission each year is to entertain, educate and provide our audience with unprecedented access and insight from some of today's greatest story tellers."
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AFI Announces Full Slate of AFI DOCS 2016 Films
94 Films from 30 Countries Include Three World Premieres Screening June 22–26 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD
Today, the American Film Institute (AFI) announced the slate of films for AFI DOCS 2016, running June 22–26 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD. The 14th edition showcases 94 films representing 30 countries, including three world premieres, seven North American premieres, three U.S. premieres, 12 East Coast premieres and one international premiere. AFI DOCS 2016 screenings will take place in Washington, DC, at the Newseum and the Landmark E Street Cinema, and in Silver Spring, MD, at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.
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Acclaimed Director Keif Davidson signs with Park Pictures
Acclaimed Director Keif Davidson signs with Park PicturesBicoastal production company Park Pictures has signed Oscar-nominated documentary and commercial director Kief Davidson for exclusive International representation. Nominated for an Oscar for his documentary Open Heart, Davidson has earned acclaim for striking work for global brands such as GE, Toyota, Absolut and Facebook. In collaboration with the Lego Company, Davidson directed the tremendously popular Radius/Weinstein Company feature doc A Lego Brickumentary in 2015.
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Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Present THE BELOVED ROGUE Screening/Panel Spotlights
Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Present THE BELOVED ROGUE Screening/Panel SpotlightsFirst Academy Award®-Winning Production Designer William Cameron Menzies: Silent Movie with Live Piano Accompaniment Presented By The Art Directors Guild Film Society and American Cinematheque Sunday, May 22 at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque will present a special screening of THE BELOVED ROGUE (1927), the little seen silent epic starring John Barrymore and designed by Academy Award®-winning Production Designer William Cameron Menzies, the artist for whom the credit Production Designer was invented, on Sunday, May 22, at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood). The program, which also includes selections from Menzies’ celebrated films, will be moderated by ADG Film Society co-chair Production Designer John Muto (Home Alone) with a live piano accompaniment performed by Cliff Retallick. This will be the second program of the 2016 ADG Film Series entitled “PRODUCTION DESIGN: LOOKING AT NOTHING, SEEING EVERYTHING,” sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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Canon U.S.A. announces Canon 4k Imagery featured in IMAX® Film
Using Canon Cameras and Lenses, Teams Shooting from the International Space Station Capture Breathtaking Images of Our Planet from a Vantage Point Few Get to See
The future of 4K filmmaking is looking up — in fact, all the way to space. A Beautiful Planet, the latest 3D space documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Toni Myers and IMAX Entertainment, made in cooperation with NASA, will premiere in IMAX in New York on April 16 and was shot primarily in space using Canon cameras and lenses. The film will be shown to the public exclusively in IMAX®and IMAX®3D theaters beginning April 29.
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Canon U.S.A. Exhibits Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions And 8K Technology At The 2016 NAB Show
Canon U.S.A. Exhibits Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions And 8K Technology At The 2016 NAB ShowAt the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its full line of professional 4K and high-definition imaging equipment for motion picture, television production, video content creation, and still photography at booth C4325.
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dick clark productions Screening Room adds 4K Digital Cinema gear, partners with Riverbed Post
dick clark productions Screening Room adds 4K Digital Cinema gear, partners with Riverbed Postdick clark productions Screening Room (DCPSR) and Riverbed Post are now co-located to jointly provide a wide range of services for feature film post-production and presentation. DCPSR contributes its ultra well-appointed 21-seat theater and associated rooms at Lantana, as well as it’s just installed Christie CP-4220 4K Digital Cinema projector and other 4K upgrades. Riverbed’s Chris F. Woods manages dailies processing, VFX, title design and production, color-grading, and mastering with his state of the art finishing hardware and software.
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Blackmagic Design announces URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Cinema Camera now shipping
Blackmagic Design announces URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Cinema Camera now shippingBlackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K and the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera have commenced shipping and that the specifications of the two cameras have been changed. This announcement can also be viewed as a video available at https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/video/93298de7281044cf990b1f8783ef7827.
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Jackie Chan Cinema and Dolby Laboratories to Bring Dolby Cinema to China’s Top-Grossing Cinema Site This Summer
Dolby Cinema comes to Beijing, engaging audiences with its award-winning Dolby Vision laser projection, Dolby Atmos sound, and inspired design
Jackie Chan Cinema and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. today announced that the premium Dolby Cinema™ experience is coming to the top-grossing movie site in China, Jackie Chan Cinema’s Beijing Wukesong. The cinema site topped China’s box office and attendance rankings from 2011 to 2015. In 2014, it was the only cinema to achieve a box office gross of RMB 100 million in China.
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Nancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA with Panasonic VariCam
Nancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA with Panasonic VariCamNancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA Celebrating International Women’s Day with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Cinema Camera/Recorders
Award-winning cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, ASC recently shot a two-minute public service announcement for YouTube with a pair of Panasonic VariCam 35 cinema camera/recorders. Honoring this week’s International Women’s Day, the spot profiles seven YouTube creators from around the world who serve as Change Ambassadors in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign, using their voices to stand up for gender equality. See the PSA here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAHDs83-YTc&feature=youtu.be.
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Nice Shoes Competes With Five Projects at SXSW
Nice Shoes Competes With Five Projects at SXSWNYC-based post house Nice Shoes collaborated with a talented array of filmmakers and creatives on five pieces in competition at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival. Projects include feature films The Incomparable Rose Hartman, The Dwarvenaut, and collective:unconscious, short film These C*cksucking Tears, and the title sequence for the 2016 Nitehawk Shorts Festival.
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AFI Conservatory Alumni Win Big at BAFTA Awards, Sundance and More
Most Recent Alumni Honors Include Major Wins from BAFTA, Sundance, WGA and More
With the awards season now in its final weeks, the American Film Institute is proud to share the latest accomplishments of AFI Conservatory alumni.
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Avid Congratulates Its Customers Nominated for the 66th Annual ACE Eddie Awards
Editors Embrace Avid Everywhere to Cut the Most Celebrated Films and Television Shows of the Year
Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today congratulated its customers in the professional video editing community for their outstanding achievements at the 2016 American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Awards held on January 29 in Los Angeles. An overwhelming number of award winners and nominees embraced Avid EverywhereTM, using the industry’s most proven and trusted video editing software Avid Media Composer®.
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The 33rd Annual Miami International Film Festival | Full Program Release
The 33rd Annual Miami International Film Festival | Full Program ReleaseRunning March 4–13, 2016, Filmmakers from 40 CountriesProudly Exhibit 129 Feature, Documentary, and Short Films
Monica Bellucci, Iciar Bollaín, Gavin Hood,
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Adobe Video Tools Get Rave Reviews at Sundance 2016 Film Festival used Adobe Premiere Pro CC as their primary digital editing software.
Much-Anticipated “Hail, Caesar!” from Universal Pictures, and “Deadpool,” from 20th Century Fox, Cut Using Premiere Pro CC
From independent productions to Hollywood headliners, 51 films debuting at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival used Adobe Premiere Pro CC as their primary digital editing software.
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AFI Conservatory Alumni Receive Five Oscar Nominations
AFI Conservatory Thesis Film Is Among The Nominees
TWO FOR BEST PICTURE: Steve Golin BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Robert Richardson
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Google Partnership with Miami International Film Festival
Google Partnership with Miami International Film FestivalGoogle Initiative on Gender and Race Leads New Highlights at Miami Dade College's 33rd Miami International Film Festival: Festival Also Unveils Dynamic Slate of Women Filmmakers Already Confirmed for Annual Festival, March 4 - 13, 2016
A unique partnership with Google on a new seminar series addressing gender and racial gaps in the film industry, particularly in technical cinematographic roles, is among new highlights unveiled today by Miami Dade College's Miami International Film Festival, as Festival organizers count down to the 33rd edition of the acclaimed annual event March 4 - 13, 2016. The Festival is the only major film festival produced and presented worldwide by a college or university.
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2015 National Film Registry: "Ghostbusters" Gets The Call
“Top Gun,” “L.A. Confidential” and Edison’s “Sneeze” Among Film Additions
Acting Librarian of Congress David Mao announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures to be named to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. These films, which epitomize the diversity and richness of the nation’s cinematic heritage, have been identified as motion pictures that deserve to be preserved because of their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance.
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Sarofsky scales its editorial and VFX powers for "Ant-Man" Main-On-End Titles
Sarofsky scales its editorial and VFX powers for "Ant-Man" Main-On-End TitlesMarvel's "Ant-Man" directed by Peyton Reed released this week on Blu-ray and video-on-demand, featuring main-on-end titles created by design-driven production company Sarofsky. Today, company principal and executive creative director Erin Sarofsky and her colleagues are very proud to detail their work on the project.
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Geek&Sundry Broadcasts Popular Twitch Channel Using Blackmagic Cameras and Switchers
Geek&Sundry Broadcasts Popular Twitch Channel Using Blackmagic Cameras and SwitchersBlackmagic Design today announced Geek&Sundry uses Blackmagic Studio Camera HDs, Pocket Cinema Cameras and ATEM switcher technology to broadcast all of its daily Twitch programs. Geek&Sundry’s weekly broadcast schedule includes the multi camera live broadcast of 10 different shows, which are streamed live over Twitch to hundreds of thousands of followers and subscribers Monday through Friday.
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Canon U.S.A. And Ron Howard Release Short Film, "The Rusted," Starring Josh Hutcherson And Jena Malone for Project Imagination: The Trailer
Canon U.S.A. And Ron Howard Release Short Film, "The Rusted," Starring Josh Hutcherson And Jena Malone for Project Imagination: The Trailer"THE RUSTED” is a Psychological Thriller Inspired by a College Student’s Trailer Submission for the Project Imagination Contest
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, debuts a new Hollywood short film, “The Rusted,” as part of Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer, a consumer contest helmed by Ron Howard who has championed Canon’s Project Imagination creative experiment since 2011. Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games”) chose one winning trailer created by Mark Mukherjee, a college student in Florida, as the inspirational foundation for “The Rusted,” a psychological thriller written and directed by Kat Candler (“Hellion”) starring Josh Hutcherson and Jena Malone (“The Hunger Games”).
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EQUUS Film Festival NYC 2015
EQUUS Film Festival NYC 2015Horse people have spoken and the official winners have been selected in the Equus Film Festival 2015 Art Event, which drew more than 100 contestants from all over the world to vie for votes on the festival’s official Facebook page. The EQUUS Film Festival 2015 in New York City is November 20-21 at the Village East Cinema - home of the Tribeca Film Festival - on 12th Street and will include exclusive tours of New York City's historic Central Park Carriage Horse Stables on Sunday, November 22.
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Christie a Big Player at Giant Screen Cinema Association Show
Christie’s Larry Paul and Bryan Boehme to speak at conference
Christie® is pleased to support the Giant Screen Cinema Association International Conference and Trade Show (GSCA) taking place in San Francisco September 9-11 at the Parc 55 hotel and AMC Metreon Theatre. The event includes films, professional development and technical sessions, awards, a trade show, and more.
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SMPTE and HPA Issue Call for Entries for SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
Students Have Until Sept. 9 to Submit Work, Which Will Be Screened and Judged Oct. 27 at SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®), the organization serving the professional community by providing expertise, support, tools, and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, and an array of content for a growing number of platforms, have issued a call for entries for the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27, following the Opening Night Reception for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) in Hollywood, California, and will be hosted by SMPTE Standards Director and film director Howard Lukk. The deadline for entries is Sept. 9.
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Helicopter Film Services Relied on the AERIGON for Aerial Cinematography on Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron
Industry-leading Pro Cinema Drone Provides Stable Platform for Capturing Live-Action Plates for VFX
The AERIGON™, an aerial remote camera head (ARCH™) from Intuitive Aerial, was operated by Helicopter Film Services to shoot aerial footage used throughout Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The remarkable stability of the AERIGON platform meant that footage captured could be fed directly into ILM’s VFX pipeline. For the first time, filmmakers have access to an aerial system capable of controlling the best production cameras, such as the new ARRI Alexa Mini, regardless of weight, to shoot feature film-ready images with reliable precision.
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Sheffield Doc/Fest programme announced
Sheffield Doc/Fest programme announcedFrom 5 to 10 June Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015 will welcome 250+ decision makers from 30 countries, including representatives from ABC, Al Jazeera, ARTE, BBC Britdoc, Channel 4, Cinereach, Chicken and Egg, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, National Geographic, NDR, National Film Board of Canada, Wellcome Trust, PBS, POV, SXSW, SBS and Tribeca Film Institute. Nine delegations will attend: BFI Film Audience Network Delegation, Jordanian Delegation, Nordic Delegation, Northern Film & Media Delegation, Mexican Delegation, Scottish Delegation, South African Delegation, Ukrainian Delegation VPRO Dutch Delegation.
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Sheffield Doc/Fest presents Ideas & Science supported by the Wellcome Trust
Sheffield Doc/Fest presents Ideas & Science supported by the Wellcome TrustScience and ideas are an integral part of culture, art, film and documentary and this dedicated strand - Ideas & Science supported by the Wellcome Trust - illuminates creativity, highlights controversy and brings experimentation to the heart of Doc/Fest. Comedian Robin Ince, broadcaster Jon Snow and an eclectic mix of filmmakers, big thinkers, digital creatives and campaigners will make waves and push the boundaries across the films, live events and sessions as well as the Virtual Reality Arcade at the Site Gallery and Interactive Exhibition at the Millennium Gallery.
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Veteran Re-Recording Mixer Kevin O'Connell Comes Home to Sony Pictures
Veteran Re-Recording Mixer Kevin O'Connell Comes Home to Sony PicturesVeteran Re-Recording Mixer Kevin O’Connell has returned to Sony Pictures Post Production Services. A 20-time Academy Award-nominee, O’Connell has already completed four projects at Sony, The Boy Next Door, Self/less, No Good Deed and Pitch Perfect 2. He was previously on staff at the studio from 1993 to 2008 with credits including Pearl Harbor, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Memoirs of a Geisha and Transformers, all of which led to Oscar nominations for sound.
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Theo Van De Sande, ASC Shoots Amazon, CBS Pilots With Varicam 35 4K Camera/recorder
Theo Van De Sande, ASC Shoots Amazon, CBS Pilots With Varicam 35 4K Camera/recorder“This Is the Best Solution in Digital Cinema Today”
Award-winning cinematographer Theo Van de Sande, ASC recently completed his second pilot, CBS’s Evil Men, shot with Panasonic’s new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder.
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MAXON Congratulates Dutch Filmmaking Trio for its Oscar® Nominated Short Film “A Single Life”
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, announced that its industry-leading 3D software solution, Cinema 4D, was the primary tool used to create “A Single Life”, an Academy Award® nominee in the Animated Short Film category. Created by Job, Joris & Marieke, a Netherlands-based creative studio, “A Single Life” relied extensively on Cinema 4D as its central application to handle the complexities of 3D content creation including modeling, rigging, character animation, lighting, rendering and more.
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Rising Sun Pictures Shares Academy Award Nomination for "X-Men: Days of Future Past"
Rising Sun Pictures Shares Academy Award Nomination for "X-Men: Days of Future Past"Studio’s work on the film’s Quicksilver “Kitchen” scene also garners BAFTA, VES and AACTA nominations.
Rising Sun Pictures Visual Effects Supervisor Tim Crosbie is part of the team nominated for an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for the film X-Men: Days of Future Past. Crosbie supervised the team of RSP artists involved in creating the film’s exuberant “Kitchen” scene where time appears to stand still as the speedy Quicksilver darts about the Pentagon cafeteria to foil guards attacking a group of mutants. Also named in the nomination are Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora and Cameron Waldbauer.
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Sarofsky Corp. Proudly Presents Celebrated "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Main-On-End Titles Responsible for Catapulting Growing Company into Marvel Universe and Beyond
Sarofsky Corp. Proudly Presents Celebrated "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Main-On-End Titles Responsible for Catapulting Growing Company into Marvel Universe and BeyondFive years ago, Sarofsky Corp. president and owner Erin Sarofsky launched her own shop in Chicago, the city she loves, aiming to provide her patent, design-driven production services to leaders in the advertising and entertainment industries worldwide. Over the years, both her reputation and her business have grown, as she has seized opportunities to collaborate with the likes of Anthony and Joe Russo, for whom her first project was creating the main titles for their hit TV series "Community" back in 2009.
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isovideo Announces Breakthrough Quality SD/HD to HD/UHD/4K Remastering Services using Award-Winning Viarte
isovideo announces the launch of their Viarte cluster-based SD/HD to HD/UHD/4K remastering Service for the media entertainment industries. Viarte was one of five winners of the prestigious Game-Changer Awards by the IABM/NAB 2013.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Honorees and Award Winners
Annual SMPTE Honors & Awards Ceremony Highlights Vision, Ingenuity, Perseverance, and Dedication to Motion Picture and Television Industries
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 23, at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony.
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South East Asia Travelogue Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
South East Asia Travelogue Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced that European cultural television channel arte has commissioned a new series of travel documentaries exploring the vibrant colors and cultures of the former Indochina region, shot exclusively on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.
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PALO ALTO Creative Team Collaborates with FotoKem on DI
PALO ALTO Creative Team Collaborates with FotoKem on DIFotoKem recently completed the digital intermediate and post production services for the indie film Palo Alto. Working with director/screenwriter Gia Coppola and cinematographer Autumn Durald, FotoKem colorist Alastor Arnold fine-tuned the natural look created in camera to ensure the filmmakers’ vision for this teen tale is reflected on the big screen.
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SuperExploder Composer Brady Hearn’s “Red Car” Premieres Tonight At New York International Short Film Festival
SuperExploder Composer Brady Hearn’s “Red Car” Premieres Tonight At New York International Short Film FestivalNew York-based audio house SuperExploder composer Brady Hearn makes tension symphonically palpable in the 16-minute short film, “Red Car,” premiering tonight at the New York International Short Film Festival. The short, directed by Steven Wilsey, features a hard-working woman who tries to build a better life with the purchase of a used red car. “Red Car” is playing in Shorts Program #7 tonight at 5:15 PM at Landmark Sunshine Cinema, NY.
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Jon Hess' 'Dead Men Float' Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera
Jon Hess' 'Dead Men Float' Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced that "Dead Men Float," the first new film in more than a decade from "American History X" producer and the creator of dozens of films and television movies, Jon Hess, was shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera.
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Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and OConnor Keep "The Americans" Camera Department on the Move
Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and OConnor Keep "The Americans" Camera Department on the MoveCrew Chooses Vitec Videocom Brands for Second Season
The camera crew behind the hit FX TV series "The Americans" chose Vitec Videocom brands to support the production through its second season. The show’s cinematographer Richard Rutkowski, and camera assistants Brendan K. Russell and Rory Hanrahan, rely on Anton/Bauer batteries and chargers, Litepanels LED lights, and OConnor fluid heads and tripods for their reliability and durability during stage and location shoots, which helps keep the show on pace and on budget.
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IMAX And Formula Kino Sign Three-Theatre Agreement; Includes First IMAX Laser Deal In Russia
Exhibitor to Bring IMAX Groundbreaking Laser Projection System to New Landmark Complex in Moscow
IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Formula Kino, one of Russia's leading exhibition chains, today announced an agreement to install three IMAX® theatres in new construction projects across Russia. Under the terms of the agreement IMAX theatres will be installed in Moscow and Novokuznetsk, with IMAX's next-generation laser digital projection technology to be added to a new complex in Moscow expected to open in 2015, marking IMAX's first laser system deal in the country.
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MAXON to Showcase CINEMA 4D Suite of 3D Content Creation Tools at HOW Design Live, Boston, May 12 – 16, 2014
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, returns as an event sponsor to HOW Design Live, the biggest annual design event providing creative professionals with inspiration, resources and the latest technology trends. Sponsored by HOW Magazine, the conference takes place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, May 12 -16, 2014.
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Christie Provides Digital Projectors and Installation Services as Premiere Sponsor Of Lollipop Theater Network
Outdoor Cinema Installation by Christie’s Managed Services Team Brings “The Magic of Movies” to Hospital-Bound Children
Christie®, a global leader in visual display solutions, is pleased to announce its donation of digital cinema technology and installation services as a Premiere Sponsor of "A Night Under the Stars," Lollipop Theater Network’s fundraising event on April 26. Installed by Christie’s Managed Services team, the Christie Solaria® Series projector and Christie Vive Audio™ immersive cinema system will provide hospital-bound children the opportunity to experience the magic of movies through the screening of 20th Century Fox’s animated hit, "Rio 2." The event will be staged outdoors at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio lot in Burbank, California, and will also feature family friendly activities, food and beverages, music, and autographs from attending celebrities.
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Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand Spots
Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand SpotsPowerful, Easy-To-Use Render Farm Management Tools Let Artists in MPC’s Motion Design Studio Become Their Own Render Wranglers for High-Profile Rebrand Job
When one of the UK's largest broadcasters asks you to create a series of station identification clips (idents) for a major channel rebrand, you know that millions of people will be scrutinizing every frame. So how do you ensure the rendering goes without a hitch – without the need for dedicated support staff? If you're MPC, the answer is simple: you turn to PipelineFX and its Qube! render farm management system.
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Lipsync Prepares For "Girls’ Night Out"
Other Forthcoming Film Projects Include "Bill", "The Face Of An Angel" and "London Road"
LipSync will provide equity investment and post-production services for the film "Girls’ Night Out," produced by Ecosse Films. Directed by Julian Jarrold, the film is a fairy tale re-imagining of V.E. Day in 1945, when Princess Margaret and her sister Elizabeth are allowed out of Buckingham Palace for the night, where they encounter romance and danger.
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MAXON CINEMA 4D Powers M dot Strange’s Third Animated Fantasy Feature Film, “I am Nightmare”
MAXON CINEMA 4D Powers M dot Strange’s Third Animated Fantasy Feature Film, “I am Nightmare”Award-Winning Indie Filmmaker Single-handedly Deploys End-to-End MAXON 3D Workflow to Create Entire CG Film Featuring 1420 Shots of Haunting Images and Landscapes
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, announced that its industry-leading 3D software solutions, CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D, helped to streamline the entire filmmaking workflow for award-winning indie filmmaker M dot Strange in his new animated feature film, "I am Nightmare."
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“Max Steel” Unveils Its Lead Actors, Ben Winchell, Ana Villafañe
-- Dolphin Films International, Mattel, IM Global Announce “Max Steel” International Distribution Rights to be Sold at European Film Market --
Dolphin Films announced today that Ben Winchell (Disney’s “A.N.T. Farm,” “Necessary Roughness”) and Ana Villafañe (“Hiding,” “Los Americans”) have signed on to play the signature roles of Max McGrath™ and Sydney Gardner in “Max Steel,” the highly anticipated, live-action franchise feature film based on Mattel’s popular superhero property of the same name.
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"Gravity" Sound Crew Wins Inaugural 'AMPS' Award For Excellence In Sound
"Gravity" Sound Crew Wins Inaugural 'AMPS' Award For Excellence In SoundAMPS (The Association of Motion Picture Sound) is extremely happy to announce that Chris Munro, Glenn Freemantle and Skip Lievsay have won the inaugural AMPS ‘Award for Excellence in the Craft of Sound for a Feature Film’ for their work on the feature film Gravity.
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Blackmagic Cinema and Pocket Cinema Cameras, DaVinci Resolve 10 Used on Spiderbait Music Video
Blackmagic Cinema and Pocket Cinema Cameras, DaVinci Resolve 10 Used on Spiderbait Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that Australian rock band Spiderbait’s new “It’s Beautiful” music video was shot with Blackmagic Cinema Camera by Toby Angwin, a Melbourne, Australia based director. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was also used as a B camera on the shoot, with DaVinci Resolve 10 used for color grading.
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Proof London's Creative Director Pawl Fulker Presents Previsualization Session During ParisFX 2013 International Event
Proof London's Creative Director Pawl Fulker Presents Previsualization Session During ParisFX 2013 International EventProof London’s Creative Director Pawl Fulker presented a previsualization session during last week’s ParisFX international event. Proof is one of the film industry's leading visualization services houses, with locations in Los Angeles, London, Sydney, Australia, and Montreal & Vancouver, Canada.
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Qube Cinema Supports Cinecolor in Its Transition to Digital Cinema in Latin America
Qube Cinema Supports Cinecolor in Its Transition to Digital Cinema in Latin AmericaXP-D Digital Cinema Servers and QubeMaster Pro Mastering Software Sales in Five Countries
Qube Cinema has sold its digital cinema servers and DCP mastering software to Cinecolor postproduction facilities in five Latin American countries. Each of the Cinecolor post houses – in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Columbia – now has a Qube XP-D server in its screening room for QC of its DCPs. Cinecolor Argentina and Columbia also use QubeMaster Pro for mastering DCPs. The DCP mastering and QC equipment enable Cinecolor to meet the growing demand for digital cinema postproduction services in Latin America.
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Hostage Films’ Ruben Latre Creates “When The Night Falls” For Samsung’s Social Responsibility Campaign
Hostage Films’ Ruben Latre Creates “When The Night Falls” For Samsung’s Social Responsibility CampaignWith no running water and no electricity, the Oromia Region of Ethiopia is a rugged five-hour drive from the capital Addis Ababa. Ruben Latre of Hostage Films found himself there to direct a short film created as part of Samsung’s ongoing social responsibility efforts. Samsung's contribution to the region, in partnership with a local NGO, comes in the form of solar panels that, in turn, are used to charge lanterns; providing the only light source to the dark terrain, other than the sun.
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SMPTE Announces 2013 Honorees and Award Winners
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 24, at the SMPTE 2013 Honors & Awards Ceremony.
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Athena Studios Co-Produces "Abandoned Bay Area" Promotional Movie Trailer for 36th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival
Athena Studios Co-Produces "Abandoned Bay Area" Promotional Movie Trailer for 36th Annual Mill Valley Film FestivalAthena Studios, an Emeryville, CA-based company specializing in production services for film and multimedia clients, has co-produced, along with the Bay Area section of the Visual Effects Society (VES), the official trailer promoting the 36th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival. The announcement was made today by Jon V. Peters, CEO/Founder, Athena Studios.
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Hone Your Film Production Skills at Manhattan Edit Workshop’s Digital Cinema Bootcamp
Work with the latest camera technology and learn best practice shooting techniques at MEWshop’s hottest class in digital filmmaking
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, announced today that registration is now open for its most popular workshop, the Digital Cinema Bootcamp. Held on September 7th and 8th and taught by master filmmakers and technologists, Josh Apter (founder Manhattan Edit Workshop) and Jem Schofield (founder theC47), the Digital Cinema Bootcamp is a hands-on intensive workshop featuring the very latest in digital cinema gear from Canon and Digital Bolex. In addition to learning the ins and outs of the latest camera technology, Apter and Schofield will share shooting techniques and helpful tricks as well as discuss the infinite accessories and best practices for using cutting edge digital cinema filmmaking tools.
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The Festival del film Locarno’s 66th Edition Opens on Wednesday
The Festival del film Locarno’s 66th Edition Opens on WednesdayThe 66th Festival del film Locarno, Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian's first edition, is officially inaugurated by President Marco Solari on Wednesday 7 August with a rich program.
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Winners Announced For 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival
Best Performance, Short Film and Music Video Award Winners Also Revealed
Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Spirit Awards, announced the jury and audience award winners for the 2013 Festival at the Awards Brunch, hosted by CHAYA Downtown for the fourth year. Actor Mary Elizabeth Winstead was on hand to present the awards. The LA Film Fest, presented by Film Independent, in conjunction with Presenting Media Sponsor Los Angeles Times, Host Partner L.A. LIVE and Premier Sponsors DIRECTV and American Airlines, ran from Thursday, June 13 to Sunday, June 23in downtown Los Angeles.
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SIGGRAPH 2013 Partners with Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Keynote Session
SIGGRAPH 2013 is pleased to announce a partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to bring the Marc Davis Lecture Series to Anaheim for its Keynote Session on 22 July 2013. During this session, eight distinguished animation film directors will share their years of experience along complex paths to filmmaking success.
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Book Release to Commemorate the Anniversary of Bruce Lee's Legacy to Movie History, "ENTER THE DRAGON": The Treasures of Bruce Lee: The Official Story of the Legendary Martial Artist
Book Release to Commemorate the Anniversary of Bruce Lee's Legacy to Movie History, "ENTER THE DRAGON": The Treasures of Bruce Lee: The Official Story of the Legendary Martial ArtistBy Paul Bowman, Foreword by Shannon Lee, daughter of Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee is a legend. Actor, teacher, writer, director, and philosopher, he was largely responsible for introducing Asian martial arts to the West. He embodied speed, strength, and charisma. He had an energy that ignited and inspired people all around the world, and he was famous for his physical and mental prowess.
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The Wizard of Oz in 3D & IMAX® for the First Time Ever!
The Wizard of Oz in 3D & IMAX® for the First Time Ever!Warner Bros. to Celebrate the Film’s 75th Anniversary with Huge Fall 2013 Initiative Film Returns to the Big Screen for Exclusive IMAX® 3D One-Week Run on September 20, The 75th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Available October 1 on Blu-ray™, Blu-ray 3D™, DVD and UltraViolet™
Marking the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz," Warner Bros. has produced a 3D remastered version of the film which will launch a comprehensive, cross-divisional campaign encompassing theatrical, home entertainment, consumer products and a number of promotional partnerships.
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Cannes Film Festival Chooses Telestream Episode to Streamline Video Encoding
Episode Engine automates encoding of all Web videos for Festival de Cannes
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, announced that its Episode® Engine professional video encoding application has been selected for the third year in a row to encode all Web videos for the Festival de Cannes. Episode was chosen for its ability to streamline the entire video encoding and delivery process, all within a single application. This year's Festival will be held May 15-26 in Cannes, France.
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SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab Are Key to Rolling Out Red Carpet for Cannes Film Festival 2013
ASSIMILATE Congratulates SCRATCH Artists on Festival de Cannes 2013 Entries
At the 66th Festival de Cannes, May 15 - 26, several films on the competition roster have been created by filmmakers whose post-production companies used ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH® DI software in their digital workflows for conform, color grading, and finishing, and/or SCRATCH Lab® for their production dailies or VFX reviews. The Cannes Film Festival is the world’s premier showcase for independent and international filmmakers. (http://www.festival-cannes.fr/en.html)
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Studio Upgrade Leads Wise Buddah TV Push
Studio Upgrade Leads Wise Buddah TV PushExperienced dubbing mixer James Doyle appointed and re-vamp of Studio 3 underway as Wise Buddah caters for an influx of TV dubbing work
Wise Buddah Studios has appointed a new dubbing mixer and is upgrading a second sound suite to 5.1 after seeing an increase in high-end TV audio post-production work.
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Superexploder Voyages Into The Savage And Venturous World Of The “Vikings” For History Channel
Superexploder Voyages Into The Savage And Venturous World Of The “Vikings” For History ChannelNew York-based audio house SuperExploder ventures into the primitive danger of Viking life in the pulse-quickening :60 “Story” for the History Channel’s first original scripted series, “Vikings.” The series, which premiered on March 3, 2013, follows the adventures of semi-legendary Viking chieftain Ragnar Lodbrok and his crew and brood. The promo entices viewers with a cinematic vision of ferocious battles, ominous roundtable gatherings and treacherous expeditions over land and water. The series’ image campaign includes three broadcast spots as well as a cinema spot.
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Inside The Cutting Room Kicks Off the 2013 Speaker Series With Andrew Weisblum, A.C.E.
Host Bobbie O’Steen talks with the Oscar®-nominated editor about his work on Moonrise Kingdom, Black Swan and Fantastic Mr. Fox
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWshop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, announced today the return of its popular speaker series Inside The Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen. Produced by Manhattan Edit Workshop and held at the French Institute, Inside The Cutting Roombrings audiences “behind the scenes” with legends of visual storytelling. Superstar guests include Alan Heim, Carol Littleton, Stephen Rotter, Kate Sanford and Thelma Schoonmaker*. Host Bobbie O’Steen comments, "It gives me great pleasure to host this new series at the French Institute, which will celebrate the elusive art of editing and explore the crucial decisions that take place ‘inside the cutting room’.”;
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LOOK Effects Signs Everett Burrell
LOOK Effects Signs Everett BurrellBurrell to Join as Visual Effects Supervisor
LOOK Effects is delighted to announce they have hired industry veteran and Emmy-award winner, Everett Burrell as Visual Effects Supervisor. Burrell will be based in LOOK’s Los Angeles headquarters office where he will supervise current and future feature film projects, beginning early next month.
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2012 National Film Registry Picks in A League of Their Own
NFL Film, “A Christmas Story,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” Among Registry Additions
The excitement of national football; the first black star of an American feature-length film; the visionary battle between man and machine; and an award-winning actress born yesterday are part of a kaleidoscope of cinematic moments captured on film and tapped for preservation. The Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today named 25 motion pictures that have been selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. These cinematic treasures represent important cultural, artistic and historic achievements in filmmaking.
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American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Dean Semler with Lifetime Achievement Award; Rodney Charters, Robby Müller and Curtis Clark Will Also Receive Tributes
American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Dean Semler with Lifetime Achievement Award; Rodney Charters, Robby Müller and Curtis Clark Will Also Receive TributesDean Semler ASC, ACS; Rodney Charters, ASC, CSC; Robby Müller, NSC, BVK; and Curtis Clark, ASC will be honored by their peers during the 27th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards to be held February 10 at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom. Semler will receive the 2012 ASC Lifetime Achievement Award; Müller will be presented with the International Achievement Award; Charters gets the Career Achievement in Television Award; and Clark collects the President’s Award.
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Qube Cinema Partners with Global Immersion for GSX™ Giant Screen Theater
State-of-the-Art 4K 3D System for Films and Alternative Content Installed at Peoria Riverfront Museum
Qube Cinema recently supplied its XP-I server and Xi 4K Integrated Media Blocks (IMBs) for Global Immersion’s first GSX giant flat screen theater installed at the Peoria Riverfront Museum (PRM) in Illinois. This 4K 3D system brings the world’s highest resolution digital giant screen display to the newly opened theater. This is the first installation of the 4K by 3K GSX giant screen cinema system, providing visitors to the museum with the immersive experience afforded by stunning 3D digital imagery.
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Exciting news from VIEW Conference! Oct 15-19 2012, Turin, Italy
VIEW conference director Maria Elena Gutierrez has announced that senior visual effects supervisor Dan Glass of Method Studios will give a world premiere presentation on the feature film “Cloud Atlas”. Directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer, the Warner Bros. release received a 10-minute standing ovation at its Toronto Film Festival premiere. “Cloud Atlas” is scheduled for wide release beginning in late October.
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Cinema Five Films Director/DP Patrick Donnelly Heads To St. Thomas For New Subway/MTV’s The Real World Ads
Cinema Five Films Director/DP Patrick Donnelly Heads To St. Thomas For New Subway/MTV’s The Real World AdsProduction/Post Hybrid Studio Brings Challenging Integrated Marketing Campaign To Life
Faced with a challenging production set on location in St. Thomas, MTV turned to the production/post hybrid studio Cinema Five Films to execute its new two-spot integrated marketing campaign for Subway and MTV’s “The Real World.”
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Translating the Human Experience Through Documentary Editing
Learn the art of documentary editing from award-winning editors at Manhattan Edit Workshop; The Art of Documentary Editing runs October 29th – November 2nd; early bird pricing ends October 5th
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWshop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, is proud to announce the return of its five-day intensive workshop, The Art of Documentary Editing, from October 29th – November 2nd. Taught by Janet Dalton, MEWshop’s director of education and freelance editor, and MEWshop owner and filmmaker Josh Apter, students will explore the many techniques of documentary editing, from the creative decisions that make a great story to established workflow methods for picture and sound that every editor should know.
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The 56th BFI London Film Festival
The 56th BFI London Film FestivalThe programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express launched on Wednesday 5 September under the new creative leadership of BFI’s Head of Exhibition and Festival Director, Clare Stewart, bringing a rich and diverse programme of international films and events from both established and upcoming talent over a 12 day celebration of cinema. The Festival will screen a total of 225 fiction and documentary features, including 12 World Premieres, 12 International Premieres and 35 European Premieres*. There will also be screenings of 111 live action and animated shorts. A stellar line-up of directors, cast and crew are expected to take part in career interviews, master classes, and other special events. The 56th BFI London Film Festival will run from 10-21 October 2012.
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Cinedeck Rx Empowers Tapeless Workflows For Major Broadcasters, Production Companies And Cultural Institutions
Cinedeck Rx Empowers Tapeless Workflows For Major Broadcasters, Production Companies And Cultural InstitutionsCinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of mobile capture systems for motion picture and broadcast production, today released details of how major broadcasters, production companies and cultural institutions have implemented its Cinedeck RX rack-mount, solid-state recorder, in tapeless workflows across a diverse range of broadcast, mobile OB, VFX and aerial and applications.
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Qube Cinema Brings Single-Server 4K 3D to Giant Screens
Qube Cinema Brings Single-Server 4K 3D to Giant ScreensDual Projector System Opens Up Opportunities for Digital Conversions
Giant Screen theaters are rapidly converting to digital cinema and at the GSCA Conference later this month in Sacramento, CA visitors can see the latest technology from Qube Cinema. The Qube XP-I server will stream a single high bit-rate 4K 3D DCP through two Qube Xi 4K Integrated Media Blocks (IMBs) in two Barco DP4K-23B projectors. This high bit-rate, 4K 3D projection from a single DCP through a single server greatly simplifies exhibition for Giant Screen theaters.
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USC School Of Cinematic Arts Partners With Crystal Cruises To Teach Movie-Making
USC School Of Cinematic Arts Partners With Crystal Cruises To Teach Movie-MakingIn an industry first, Crystal Cruises has teamed up with the esteemed University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts – alma mater of Ron Howard, Robert Zemeckis, and George Lucas, among many other film and media-makers – to present "Digital Filmmaking: The iPad iMovie Video Course" through the line's exclusive Creative Learning Institute. Launching this week aboard Crystal Symphony, the five-hour, complimentary course teaches professional filmmaking tools and techniques to create one's own films, from pre-production to final cut. Led by USC film professors, alumni and other film industry experts specially trained by curriculum creators Kerry Millerick and Dina Sterr, the course utilizes the iMovie app for iPad, but teaches basics that can be applied to any digital format.
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Production/Post House Cinema Five Films Nabs Daytime Emmy For Outstanding Commercial
Production/Post House Cinema Five Films Nabs Daytime Emmy For Outstanding CommercialDirector Tim Pumphrey’s Integrated Marketing Spot for MTV and MiO Honored
Although the integrated production/post boutique Cinema Five FIlms only launched earlier this year, they’re already nabbing prestigious awards like the Daytime Emmy’s Outstanding Commercial, which they won for the Tim Pumphrey directed integrated marketing spot for liquid water enhancer MiO and MTV’s show “The Seven.” The Daytime Emmy Awards aired live on HLN on June 23.
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Pixine Relies On Anton/Bauer Cine VCLX Batteries To Power Through Productions In Extreme Environments
Pixine Relies On Anton/Bauer Cine VCLX Batteries To Power Through Productions In Extreme EnvironmentsPixine Relies On Anton/Bauer Cine VCLX Batteries To Power Through Productions In Extreme Environments
For the last 12 years, film and digital cinema camera rental company Pixine has relied on power solutions from Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries. When the company saw an increasing number of clients shooting with the ARRI ALEXA, it turned to Anton/Bauer’s CINE VCLX battery to help match the camera’s power demands and hold up to the tough environmental situations its users face around the world.
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ASSIMILATE Congratulates SCRATCH Artists On Festival de Cannes 2012 Entries
ASSIMILATE Congratulates SCRATCH Artists On Festival de Cannes 2012 EntriesSCRATCH Digital Workflow Software is Backbone of Post-Production for Multiple Cannes Festival Entries
At the 65th Festival de Cannes, May 16 - 27, several films on the competition roster have been created by filmmakers whose post-production companies used ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH® DI software in their digital workflows for conform, color grading, and finishing. The Cannes Film Festival is the world’s premier showcase for independent and international filmmakers.
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Technicolor customers dominate 84th Oscars
In what will assuredly be remembered as a night celebrating French cinema (both current and classic), two films dominated the 84th Academy Awards.
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Pixomondo Congratulates "Hugo" Team On Best VFX Academy Award® Win
VFX Supervisor Ben Grossmann and Digital Effects Supervisor Alex Henning Take Home Oscar Gold for Outstanding VFX Work on Hugo
Pixomondo Visual Effects Supervisor Ben Grossmann and Pixomondo Digital Effects Supervisor Alex Henning – along with Hugo’s Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Legato and Special Effects Supervisor Joss Williams – earned the Best Visual Effects Oscar® for work on Martin Scorsese’s 3D epic adventure, Hugo, at the 84th Academy Awards held last night at the Hollywood & Highland Center®. The win marks Pixomondo’s first-ever Academy Award® and caps a wildly successful awards season for the magical film, which includes VFX recognition from the BAFTA® Awards, the VES (Visual Effects Society) Awards and the International Press Academy Satellite Awards.
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Pictorvision Eclipse Designers Earn Academy Award® at SciTech Event
Pictorvision Eclipse Designers Earn Academy Award® at SciTech EventMichael Lewis, Greg Marsden, Raigo Alas and Michael Vellekoop were among the 30 honorees to take the stage at the 2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scientific and Technical Award ceremony, hosted by “Resident Evil” star Milla Jovovich, and held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA. They picked up an award for the design and implementation of Pictorvision’s Eclipse, the electronically stabilized aerial camera platform that was used on five of the 2011 top 10 highest grossing live action films.
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Pixomondo Collapses Underwater Caves And Electrifies a Giant Eel In Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
The 3D family tale Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, from New Line Cinema, Contrafilm Production and Warner Bros. Pictures, features an array of fantastical visual effects shots, 81 of which were completed by international visual effects company Pixomondo. A follow-up to Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D, much of the action-packed adventure takes place on strange island in the middle of nowhere packed with extraordinary life forms, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes, and more. Pixomondo was one of seven vendors who contributed to the 430 total VFX shots in the film, with five of Pixomondo’s eleven global facilities working on the project.
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Filmmaker With Touch Of The Poet Wins AG-AF100 At Slamdance Film Festival
Filmmaker With Touch Of The Poet Wins AG-AF100 At Slamdance Film FestivalJosh Gibson’s Top Entry Celebrates ‘Watermelon’ in Panasonic’s ‘Five Flavors of Filmmaking’ Competition
Josh Gibson, Associate Director and Instructor, Program in the Arts of the Moving Image at Duke University (Durham, North Carolina), has just won the Grand Prize of an AF100 large imager HD cinema camera at Panasonic’s “Five Flavors of Filmmaking” contest held at Slamdance 2012 (Park City, UT). For the competition, five teams were each assigned a flavor and challenged to create a one-minute film using the AF100, the festival’s official camera.
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Eastwood and Radin to be Recognized by SOC with Lifetime Achievement Awards at February 19th Presentation
Eastwood and Radin to be Recognized by SOC with Lifetime Achievement Awards at February 19th PresentationThe Society of Camera Operators is proud to announce the recipients of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Awards to be held Sunday, February 19th, 2012 at the Leonard Goldenson Theater at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood, California.
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DP Jay Kriss Credits Fujinon Digi-Cine Lenses For Outstanding Imaging Of Documentary
DP Jay Kriss Credits Fujinon Digi-Cine Lenses For Outstanding Imaging Of DocumentaryFUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division has announced that Director of Photography (DP) and Director Jay Kriss used FUJINON E-Series Digital Cinematography HD lenses exclusively in the production of his full-length historical documentary, “Harvesting the High Plains.”
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Pixomondo Recognized with Academy Award®, BAFTA Award® and VES Award Nominations For Best VFX
VFX Supervisor Ben Grossmann and Digital Effects Supervisor Alex Henning Receive Nods For Outstanding VFX Work on "Hugo"
Talented artists from international visual effects company Pixomondo have earned the company's first-ever Academy Award® nomination garnered for work on Martin Scorsese's 3D epic adventure, Hugo. Pixomondo Visual Effects Supervisor Ben Grossmann and Pixomondo Digital Effects Supervisor Alex Henning - along with Hugo's Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Legato and Special Effects Supervisor Joss Williams - are among the contenders competing for the Best Visual Effects Oscar®.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors announce nominations for 59th Annual Golden Reel® Awards
Motion Picture Sound Editors announce nominations for 59th Annual Golden Reel® AwardsGale Anne Hurd named 2012 MPSE Filmmaker Recipient
Nominees for this year’s annual Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards include leading proponents of the art of sound editing, music editing and sound design from around the world. “Our members are editing professionals who want to raise awareness of what a motion-picture soundtrack is capable of doing to support the art of motion pictures,” considers MPSE president Bobbi Banks. Winners in various categories of Feature Films, Television and Others will be given their 2012 Golden Reels during a gala awards ceremony to be held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel on Sunday, February 19. The 2012 MPSE Filmmaker Award will be film/TV producer Gale Anne Hurd, while the 2012 MPSE Career Achievement Recipient will be renowned sound designer and editor George Watters II.
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Pixomondo Leads VFX For Martin Scorsese’s "Hugo"
Pixomondo Leads VFX For Martin Scorsese’s "Hugo"Company’s Artists Across the US, UK, China, Germany and Canada Complete over 800 Stereo 3D VFX Shots
International visual effects company Pixomondo completed over 800 shots as the primary visual effects vendor on Martin Scorsese’s 3D epic adventure, Hugo. Independently produced by GK Films and distributed in the U.S. by Paramount Pictures, the film features shots contributed by ten of Pixomondo’s eleven facilities across Germany, the US, Canada, China and the UK.
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ASSIMILATE Expands European Sales Channels with Appointment of Ezequiel Sarser
ASSIMILATE, the leading provider of powerful post-production tools for digital workflows, today announced the appointment of Ezequiel Sarser as Director of European sales. As the company leverages recent sales successes of its SCRATCH Six and SCRATCH Lab data workflow product line, Sarser will be responsible for the expansion of ASSIMILATE’s European sales channels, supporting the reseller network and strengthening customer relationships across the region.
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ASSIMILATE Salutes SCRATCH Users for Cannes Film Festival 2011 Victories
ASSIMILATE Salutes SCRATCH Users for Cannes Film Festival 2011 VictoriesSCRATCH proves a winner in a range of RED ONE, 2K DPX and HD workflows for Cannes 2011 films
Several films created by filmmakers whose post-production companies harnessed ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH® DI tools in their digital post production workflows, won prestigious awards at the Cannes Film Festival 2011, the world’s premiere showcase for independent and international filmmakers.
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ASSIMILATE Congratulates SCRATCH Users On Cannes Film Festival 2011 Entries
ASSIMILATE Congratulates SCRATCH Users On Cannes Film Festival 2011 EntriesSCRATCH Digital Workflow is Backbone of Post Production for Multiple Cannes Entries
At the 64th Cannes Film Festival, May 11-22, several films on the competition roster and having special screenings were created by filmmakers whose post-production companies used ASSIMILATE's SCRATCH® DI tool suite in their digital workflows. The Cannes Film Festival is the world's premier showcase for independent and international filmmakers.
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Berlinale 2011 partners exclusively with Barco for digital screenings
Barco, a global leader in digital cinema projection technology, is proud to announce that it is an official partner of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival, one of the world's leading film festivals, taking place from 10 - 20 February. This year's edition features more than 80 digital screenings, a record number in the history of the Berlinale.
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Harkness Spectral 240 3D Projection Surface to be Featured in CineAsia 2010's Main Screening Room
Premier Presentation Venue Uses Silver Screen to Bring Upcoming 3D and 2D Films to Industry Professionals in Asian Cinema
Harkness Screens (Booth 214), the world’s leading manufacturer of projection screens, is pleased to announce that its Spectral™ 240 3D presentation surface will be showcased at CineAsia 2010's premier screening venue.
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Dalet Brio Makes Its Debut
Advanced ingest/output technology leverages IT-based hardware adding highly flexible and cost effective mass content ingest and delivery capabilities to Dalet enterprise MAM solutions
Dalet Digital System, one of the leading developers of enterprise Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions for News, Sports and Programming, has announced Dalet Brio, an innovative IT-based input and output video platform.
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Tim Dashwood to Unveil New 3D Mastering Technology at IBC 2010
On-site at the Matrox “3D Pod,” stereo-cinematographer Tim Dashwood will discuss 3D box-office productions and give attendees an exclusive “sneak peak” at the next trendsetting 3D technology
Canada-based company, Dashwood Cinema Solutions, has been invited by Matrox to demonstrate their cutting-edge stereoscopic 3D solutions on the Matrox stand (7.B29) during the 2010 International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), to be held at the RAI Amsterdam from September 10-14.
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