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Apple Final Cut Pro X Update: ProRes RAW and Advanced Closed Captioning
Apple Final Cut Pro X Update: ProRes RAW and Advanced Closed Captioning
Apple is also adding complementary new features to Final Cut Pro companion apps, Motion and Compressor
Apple is introducing a new update to Final Cut Pro X, the most popular version of its professional video editing software, with more than 2.5 million seats. Final Cut Pro 10.4.1 introduces a groundbreaking format from Apple, ProRes RAW, which combines the visual and workflow benefits of RAW video with the performance of ProRes.
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Aerial Cinematography Firm Takes to the Skies with FUJINON Cabrio Zoom
Aerial Cinematography Firm Takes to the Skies with FUJINON Cabrio Zoom
Rugged Design of FUJINON 25-300mm Cabrio Zoom Makes for Perfect Pairing with RED Helium 8K Camera
Shooting car chases, rocket tests, and flying action hero scenes from thousands of feet in the air requires a camera/lens combination that’s sturdy, flexible and sharp. For one of the world’s top aerial cinematography companies, Hawthorne, CA-based Gyron Systems International, a division of Wolfe Air Aviation, Ltd., those requirements led them to pair the 25-300mm Cabrio zoom from FUJIFILM/FUJINON with the RED Helium 8K camera.
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Kinotehnik to Launch Practilite 802 at NAB 2018
Kinotehnik to Launch Practilite 802 at NAB 2018
Powerful, portable LED light panel runs silent and is dust and waterproof.
At NAB 2018, Kinotehnik, Northern European manufacturer of innovative cinematography and lighting accessories, will introduce Practilite 802, its first bi-color, power-panel LED lighting instrument. Ideal for ENG, documentaries, reality TV production and event videography, Practilite 802 employs advanced secondary optics to achieve unprecedented light output and power efficiency in a portable unit. It also features a silent cooling system and an IP54 rating for dust and waterproofing, allowing for its use in virtually any production situation.
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Accomplice Media's Lino Russell Directs the World Debut of the Ferrari 488 Pista
Accomplice Media's Lino Russell Directs the World Debut of the Ferrari 488 Pista
Director represented in the U.S. by Accomplice Media, creates film for the high -performance car that is poetry in motion.
Ferrari launched its latest limited-edition road car, the 488 Pista, at the Geneva Auto Show this month with a film that gives viewers a taste of what it’s like to sit behind the wheel of a car that can do zero to 60 in 2.85 seconds and has a top speed in excess of 200 mph. The car features the most powerful V8 fitted to a street legal Ferrari ever. Directed by Lino Russell, the film shows the 488 Pista rocketing around a racetrack and open roads in an astonishing display of speed, power and performance.
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RED Digital Cinema 8K Camera Paired with FUJINON Zooms During Inaugural Surfing Contest
RED Digital Cinema 8K Camera Paired with FUJINON Zooms During Inaugural Surfing ContestConsidered one of the premiere surfing competitions, Volcom Pipe Pro is the inaugural event for the World Surfing League (WSL), bringing together the world’s top pipeline surfers. Live footage from the event was captured on RED Digital Cinema’s WEAPON with MONSTRO 8K VV sensor equipped with FUJINON Premier PL 25-300mm and 19-90mm Cabrio zoom lenses for Red Bull TV, in addition to Hawaii and Australia cable channels. The event also served as a real-world demo day with shooters from Red Bull, the WSL, and Uncle Toads Media Group trying out the new camera sensor and lens combination.
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Sachtler and Vinten Products on Display at the 2018 NAB Show
Sachtler and Vinten Products on Display at the 2018 NAB Show
Making Its NAB Show Debut: All-New flowtech™ Camera Tripod Technology
At the 2018 NAB Show, Sachtler® and Vinten®, both Vitec Group brands and global industry leaders in camera supports for over 100 years, will showcase the flowtech™ 75 tripod — based on all-new camera tripod technology with unique quick-release brakes and easy-adjust levers that enable camera operators to set up and begin using the tripod in an instant.
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2018 Sundance Breakthrough Filmmaker Bing Liu signs with Nonfiction Unlimited for commercials and branded content
2018 Sundance Breakthrough Filmmaker Bing Liu signs with Nonfiction Unlimited for commercials and branded contentThe principals of LA-based commercial production company Nonfiction Unlimited are very proud to add 2018 Sundance Film Festival award-winning filmmaker Bing Liu to the company's exclusive roster of documentary directors. On Jan. 27, Liu was presented with Sundance's Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking for his feature-length documentary film, "Minding the Gap" (http://www.mindingthegapfilm.com).
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American Society of Cinematographers Announces Winners in All Categories
American Society of Cinematographers Announces Winners in All Categories
“Blade Runner 2049” Wins American Society of Cinematographers Award; “The Crown,” “12 Monkeys,” and “Genius” Take Top Prizes in TV; “November” Claims Spotlight Award
Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC claimed the coveted Theatrical Award for best cinematography in a motion picture for his work on “Blade Runner 2049” at the 32nd Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Mart Taniel, ESC was given the Spotlight Award for “November.” In the TV categories, winners included Adriano Goldman, ASC, ABC for “The Crown;” Boris Mojsovski, CSC for “12 Monkeys;” and Mathias Herndl, AAC for “Genius.” The awards ceremony took place tonight in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
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The Third Floor Receives VES Virtual Cinematography Award
The Third Floor Receives VES Virtual Cinematography Award
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Wins Year’s Top Virtual Cinematography Honors, Recognizing Work by The Third Floor and Framestore
Artists at international visualization studio THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. have received this year’s Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Groot Dance/Opening Fight. The award was presented to nominees James Baker (previs/postvis supervisor) and Steven Lo (previs lead) of THE THIRD FLOOR and nominees Alvise Avati (animator) and Robert Stipp (lighting technical director) of Framestore, representing the companies’ extensive digital cinematography work.
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New York City Media's HALF LIFE and MATURITY Pilots Edited and Graded in DaVinci Resolve
New York City Media's HALF LIFE and MATURITY Pilots Edited and Graded in DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that “Half-Life” and “Maturity,” two new television pilots to air in January on New York City (NYC) Media, were edited and graded using DaVinci Resolve 14. The NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and Brooklyn College’s Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema chose the two shows for development over 300 other scripts to be broadcast to the more than 18 million households that receive NYC Media.
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flowtech From Sachtler and Vinten Named Tripod of the Year By Philip Bloom
flowtech From Sachtler and Vinten Named Tripod of the Year By Philip Bloom
Highly Popular Tripod Now Features New Dolly and Carry Handle Accessories
Sachtler® and Vinten®, both Vitec Group brands and global industry leaders in camera supports for over 100 years, today announced that their all-new flowtech™ camera tripod technology has been named "Best Tripod of 2017" by world-renowned filmmaker Philip Bloom.
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American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Appoints Eric Rodli as Executive Director
American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Appoints Eric Rodli as Executive DirectorThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has named Eric Rodli as executive director, effective immediately. In his new role, Rodli will be responsible for driving initiatives that uphold the mission of the organization – to advance the art and science of cinematography – and creating a supportive community for its members.
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February Colourgrading Training with Dado Valentic at AbelCine Los Angeles
February Colourgrading Training with Dado Valentic at AbelCine Los Angeles
One Day Commercials Masterclass, February 26 at AbelCine Los Angeles, with two-day Film and TV Productions Masterclass on February 27-28
This Masterclass combines online learning with a one-day classroom-based practical training session. You will work on a commercial from preparation for grading, through to the final deliverables for multiple platforms: TV, online, outdoors and in-store. We will focus on a very important aspect of beauty treatments and motion picture retouching. Apart from the obvious color grading work, we will also take an extensive look at the business of Commercials and Digital Content Colour Grading and how to be successful regardless of one’s physical location. We will provide computers and all necessary materials for completion of the course.
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Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg added for theatrical premiere of BIRDLAND, new feature from Peter Lynch.
Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg added for theatrical premiere of BIRDLAND, new feature from Peter Lynch.
THE NEW FEATURE FROM WRITER/DIRECTOR PETER LYNCH, STARRING KATHLEEN MUNROE, DAVID ALPAY, BENJAMIN AYRES, JORIS JARSKY, CARA GEE, MELANIE SCROFANO AND STEPHEN McHATTIE
108 Media, in association with MEI: Media Events Innovation, is pleased to announce Vancouver, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Calgary have been added to the theatrical rollout for the premiere of Birdland, a post-noir thriller directed by award-winning Peter Lynch (Cyberman, Project Grizzly, Arrowhead).
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Angelina Jolie to Receive ASC Board of Governors Award
Angelina Jolie to Receive ASC Board of Governors AwardThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) announces Oscar®-winner Angelina Jolie as the recipient of the 2018 ASC Board of Governors Award. The presentation will be made at the organization’s 32nd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Feb. 17 at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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Rising Sun Pictures Honoured with VES Award Nomination for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok
Rising Sun Pictures Honoured with VES Award Nomination for Marvel Studios’ Thor: RagnarokThree artists from Rising Sun Pictures have been nominated for a Visual Effects Society Award for their work on Marvel Studios’ summer blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok. CG Supervisor Hubert Maston, Lighting Technical Director Arthur Moody, On-Set VFX/Concept/Pre-vis Adam Paschke and Virtual Production Supervisor Casey Schatz (from Third Floor) are nominated for Best Virtual Cinematography for the film’s “Val’s Flashback” sequence. The team will travel to LA where the winners will be announced at the 16th Annual VES Awards Ceremony, February 13th in Beverly Hills.
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ASC Announces Nominees in all Categories, including Rachel Morrison, ASC and Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC
ASC Announces Nominees in all Categories, including Rachel Morrison, ASC and Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC
Nominees include their first woman, Rachel Morrison ASC , as well as Roger Deakins ASC, BSC, for Blade Runner 2049
(Los Angeles, CA--January 9, 2018) The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the nominees in all categories of the 32nd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Winners will be revealed at the organization’s February 17 ceremony, which will be emceed this year by Ben Mankiewicz, a longtime host on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). The event will be held at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
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Popularity of FUJIFILM MK Lenses Draws Third Party Support
Popularity of FUJIFILM MK Lenses Draws Third Party SupportThanks to the growing popularity of the recently introduced FUJINON MK Series, camera and lens support providers have taken note and now offer a range of solutions to benefit MK lens owners and broaden their compatibility with additional camera mounts. Among those with new support gear for the FUJINON MK Series are lens control, accessory manufacturers and service providers: Heden, Chrosziel, Duclos Lenses, MTF, Bright Tangerine and Zacuto.
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DP Judd Overton shoots The Letdown with VariCam LTs
DP Judd Overton shoots The Letdown with VariCam LTs
Netflix and Australian Broadcast Corporation partner on series produced and written by Sarah Scheller and Alison Bell
Netflix and the Australian Broadcast Corporation have partnered to produce a new comedy series, The Letdown. Produced and written by Sarah Scheller and Alison Bell, the pilot and six half hour episodes follows Audrey, played by Bell, as she navigates the chaos of motherhood while still trying to balance a career-focused husband, a self-absorbed mother, and a care-free best friend. The series also stars Duncan Fellows, Sacha Horler, Noni Hazelhurst and Celeste Barber.
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Manios Digital & Film hires industry vet Tom O’Neill to lead sales in Eastern U.S.
Manios Digital & Film hires industry vet Tom O’Neill to lead sales in Eastern U.S.
O’Neill will manage sales and dealer relationships in New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest states.
Manios Digital & Film, a leading supplier of high-quality tools used in broadcast production and digital cinematography, has appointed Tom O’Neill to direct Eastern Regional Sales. O’Neill will manage sales and dealer relationships in an area including New England, Mid Atlantic, South East and Midwest states. He will also represent the company at trade shows and other industry events in the region. Manios Digital & Film is the exclusive North American distributor for Cartoni, Vocas, Kinotehnik, Hawk-Woods, the Veydra 1.2x Expander and other premium products and brands.
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India's The Ghazi Attack film graded on Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve
India's The Ghazi Attack film graded on Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve
India's first war-at-sea film, is an epic underwater tale of immense courage and undying patriotism.
Blackmagic Design today announced that B2H Studios Private Limited, an entertainment company focused on providing world-class services to the global cinema industry, graded ‘The Ghazi Attack’ on Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve. The decade old company has two coloring suites in Chennai & and one in Hyderabad (South India).
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NAB NY: FUJIFILM Demos 4K Lens, MK Series, Chrosziel & Heden Controls
NAB NY: FUJIFILM Demos 4K Lens, MK Series, Chrosziel & Heden Controls
With a total length of 8.6’ mm and 4,4 lbs (1.98kg) weight, the UA24x7.8 is the smallest and lightest broadcast lens supporting 4K
(Wayne, NJ--October 17, 2017) The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM will showcase several of its newest lenses and accessories at the NAB Show New York this week (October 18-19) at the Javits Convention Center. Being shown for the first time in the U.S. after its introduction in Amsterdam is the world’s smallest and lightest broadcast lens supporting 4K production, the FUJINON UA24x7.8; along with the FUJINON MK Series of cinema lenses and new zoom control servos for the MK lenses from Chrosziel and Heden.
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ASC Names 2017 Student Heritage Award Winners
ASC Names 2017 Student Heritage Award Winners
Winners Hail from AFI, LMU and USC
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) announced their annual Student Heritage Award winners during a presentation at the organization’s clubhouse in Hollywood on Saturday night. Three student filmmakers were singled out for demonstrating exceptional abilities in cinematography. The competition is designed to highlight the work of emerging talent, and inspire the next generation of filmmakers.
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American Society of Cinematographers Accepting Entries in Television Competition
American Society of Cinematographers Accepting Entries in Television Competition
Organization Sets 2018 Date for Annual Awards Gala
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has opened its call for entries in the television categories for the 32nd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography, which will be held February 17, 2018, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
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The NHL’S Edmonton Oilers Rely on FUJINON Lenses for Inaugural Season in Rogers Place Arena
The NHL’S Edmonton Oilers Rely on FUJINON Lenses for Inaugural Season in Rogers Place Arena
Six FUJINON lenses power largest videoboard in the NHL
After more than 40 years of play at its previous arena, the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers team found their new home in the Rogers Place for the 2016-17 season. The 18,500-seat Alberta arena is the centerpiece of an impressive, large-scale redevelopment plan in downtown Edmonton. The build included an investment in six FUJINON lenses, and Rogers Place now houses the following lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM: a HA14x4.5BERM super wide angle and two XA77x9.5BESM telephoto lenses, along with a HA18x5.5BERD and two HA18x7.6BERM HA Premier Series ENG lenses. The lenses are relied on for game day action, including use in a camera system installed to the underside of the arena’s massive videoboard.
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FUJIFILM/FUJINON to Host Lens Projection Room and MK Demos at Cine Gear Expo
FUJIFILM/FUJINON to Host Lens Projection Room and MK Demos at Cine Gear ExpoThe newly launched “MK” Series of cinema lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM, along with the UA Series of HDR zooms, will make their Cine Gear debut next month. Also showcased during this event will be the entire range of FUJINON PL mount Cabrio and Premier zooms. The Cine Gear Expo 2017 exhibition occurs June 2 and 3rd in Hollywood’s Paramount Studios.
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Solotech Relies on FUJINON Lenses for Large Concerts as Touring Division Expands
Solotech Relies on FUJINON Lenses for Large Concerts as Touring Division Expands
Lenses in use by the event provider include: FUJINON XA99x8.4BESM, HA14x4.5BERM, and HA18x7.6BERM models
As its concert touring division continues to expand with its new DeKalb, Illinois facility, Montreal-based Solotechhas come to rely on several FUJINON lenses to support large concert tours. The audio and video equipment rental, integration, and event technology provider counts the FUJINON XA99x8.4BESM ultra-wide field production lens, HA14x4.5BERM Premier super wide-angle ENG lens, HA18x7.6BERM Premier series standard ENG lens, and HA23x7.6BERM Premier telephoto lens as stalwarts in its equipment arsenal.
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LMG Adds Five New FUJINON UA18x 4K Zooms for Large-Scale Live Events
LMG Adds Five New FUJINON UA18x 4K Zooms for Large-Scale Live Events
Combination of Zoom Length and Wide-Angle Ability Make for Ideal Double Duty Lens; UA Series 4K Lenses Now Total 18 at LMG
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM announced the first sale and delivery of the company’s just-introduced “UA18x5.5B” 4K compatible, Ultra HD, handheld zoom. The Orlando-based live event and systems integration firm, LMG, purchased five UA18x’s for use within its expanding “Touring” and “Show Technology” divisions. The new zooms will complement Sony HDC-4300 4K/HD cameras and Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K Studio cameras and will be used to shoot large-scale music concerts and corporate events.
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Cooke Optics, Panavision, RED, Canon, Blackmagic, CW Sonderoptic, and Sony take steps to officially standardise lens metadata on /i Technology protocol
Cooke Optics, Panavision, RED, Canon, Blackmagic, CW Sonderoptic, and Sony take steps to officially standardise lens metadata on /i Technology protocol
Lens metadata aids workflow and saves money on set and in post
Cooke Optics announced today that Panavision, RED Digital Cinema, Canon, Blackmagic Design, CW Sonderoptic and Sony are embracing an industry-defining project to standardise the collection of lens metadata from PL and selected Panavision mount lenses on the /i Technology protocol.
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Transvideo CEO Jacques Delacoux congratulates ARRI on their ARRI ALEXA SXT W Wireless Camera
Transvideo CEO Jacques Delacoux congratulates ARRI on their ARRI ALEXA SXT W Wireless CameraCEO of Transvideo Jacques Delacoux has today congratulated ARRI on the release of their exciting upgrade to the ALEXA SXT platform, making the ALEXA SXT W an entirely wireless professional motion picture camera. “This is a groundbreaking camera from ARRI. Transvideo is proud to have been involved in a collaboration with ARRI to help produce a dedicated wireless monitor, the Starlite ARRI WVS, to be used in conjunction with the new ALEXA SXT W wireless camera.”
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CARTONI to Introduce SDS Tripod for ENG and Documentary
CARTONI to Introduce SDS Tripod for ENG and Documentary
Newly-developed Smart Lock mid-level spreader combines with Smart Stop tripod to form the Smart Deployment System for ultra-fast set up.
At NAB 2017, CARTONI, developer of high-quality camera support systems designed and manufactured in Italy, will introduce a new fast deployment tripod system, ideally suited to ENG, documentary and other fast-paced production applications.
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FUJIFILM's First NAB Speaker Series Includes Noted Cinematographers
FUJIFILM's First NAB Speaker Series Includes Noted CinematographersThe Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM will hold its first-ever speaker series, featuring some of the industry’s top cinematography professionals, during the NAB convention. Speakers will represent a wide range of FUJINON lens users, including noted feature film, wildlife, and large-venue concert cinematographers. NAB runs from April 22-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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CARTONI to Introduce Master 65 at NAB
CARTONI to Introduce Master 65 at NAB
New fluid head is designed for broadcast and production cameras with long lenses; featuring the patented Magnum counterbalance system and new silicon fluid drag system.
CARTONI continues its legacy of high quality Italian design and manufacturing with the introduction of its new flagship for the MASTER series of broadcast fluid heads. MASTER 65 is Cartoni’s response to persistent requests from broadcast camera operators for a durable, high performing fluid head alternative that can support heavy camera packages with large zoom lenses.
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Rodeo Show Brings Out The Bold In New LISTERINE Campaign
Rodeo Show Brings Out The Bold In New LISTERINE Campaign
RODEO SHOW DIRECTING DUO MCCOY | MEYER BRING OUT THE BOLD IN NEW LISTERINE UK CAMPAIGN
Venice, California production company Rodeo Show directing duo Mccoy | Meyer humorously prove that mouthwash is more than a hygienic practice, but rather a catalyst for a bold lifestyle in the new LISTERINE UK “Bring Out The Bold” campaign out of The MRY Agency, J. Walter Thompson Worldwide and Tongal. With a tongue-in-cheek approach, the campaign includes two spots that explore the less-than-ordinary daily routines of a professional breakdancer Dan Dewhirst and professional stuntwoman Christie Aaria Emby to unveil the rituals of a truly “bold” individual.
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Original Avenger Stars in Short Film Premiering at Newport Beach Film Festival
Original Avenger Stars in Short Film Premiering at Newport Beach Film FestivalFarside Pictures announces that Dear Kate, a short film by actor/writer/director Ilona Elizabeth McCrea, will premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival on April 26th. The film stars Elizabeth Shepherd—Emma Peel from the original 1960’s British spy series, The Avengers; later portrayed by Diana Rigg.
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hsc.tv Shoots Network Sports, Documentary Features With Full Line of Panasonic VariCam Cameras
hsc.tv Shoots Network Sports, Documentary Features With Full Line of Panasonic VariCam CamerasFrom covering Grand Slam Tennis and the Masters Golf Tournament for ESPN to shooting promos for TruTV, from a feature on the New York Yankees for ESPN’s SportsCenter to a music video tease for ABC’s “The View,” production company hsc.tv (New York, NY) has shot many high-profile projects with its VariCam line of cameras.
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CARTONI to Introduce a Fast Deployment Tripod System and New Fluid Heads for Broadcast, Studio and Digital Cinema Cameras
CARTONI to Introduce a Fast Deployment Tripod System and New Fluid Heads for Broadcast, Studio and Digital Cinema Cameras
Camera support innovator will also debut a revolutionary concept for enabling 360° Dutch rotation in nodal mode.
CARTONI, developer of innovative camera support systems designed and manufactured in Italy, will introduce a new tripod system and significant expansions to its Master, Maxima and Lambda lines of fluid heads at NAB 2017 in Las Vegas. Highlights include the SDS (Smart Deployment Series) system tripod, the MASTER 65 and MASTER 30 broadcast and studio heads, the MAXIMA 30 cinematography head, and the Lambda 25 3rd Axis and the Total Dutch head.
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Kinothenik Introduces Practilite 604, Compact Fresnel Light with Smart Control
Kinothenik Introduces Practilite 604, Compact Fresnel Light with Smart Control
Also new, “SmartSync Connectivity,” connect multiple Practilites via DMX.
At NAB 2017, Kinotehnik, Northern European manufacturer of innovative cinematography and lighting accessories, will introduce Practilite 604, the latest addition to its popular line of “smart” Fresnel lights.
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U.S. Marine Corps Launches More Work, New Website Under New Brand Platform
U.S. Marine Corps Launches More Work, New Website Under New Brand PlatformOne week after introducing its Battles Won brand platform, the United States Marine Corps debuted new creative and a new website celebrating the irreducible essence of the Marines: their fighting spirit. “Marines have more battles to face than ever before, and it’s important that all of America’s communities understand how we as a Corps are committed to winning them,” said Lieutenant Colonel John Caldwell, National Director of Marketing and Public Affairs, Marine Corps Recruiting Command.
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Robert Legato to Present Keynote at NAB Show 'The Future of Cinema Conference' Produced With SMPTE
Robert Legato to Present Keynote at NAB Show 'The Future of Cinema Conference' Produced With SMPTE
Emmy® and Academy® Award-Winning Visual Effects Supervisor Will Discuss 'Jungle Book, Photorealism, and the Bright Future of Filmmaking'
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that Emmy® and Academy® Award-winning visual effects supervisor Robert Legato will present the keynote at the 2017 NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Intersection of Technology, Art, & Commerce in Cinema," produced in partnership with SMPTE. The conference will take place April 22-23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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LightHouse Films Signs Director Anthony Pellino for U.S. Representation
LightHouse Films Signs Director Anthony Pellino for U.S. Representation
Up and Coming Director Brings Visually Stunning Direction to LightHouse Films
New York based commercial production company LightHouse Films is excited to welcome director Anthony Pellino to their award winning roster of directors. Based in New York, Pellino brings a unique and riveting style of directing to the LightHouse team by constantly striving to convey raw emotion through a cinematically surreal, yet highly authentic approach to filmmaking.
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Transvideo and Aaton Digital will both show new products at Cabsat 2017
Transvideo and Aaton Digital will both show new products at Cabsat 2017
Sister companies Transvideo and Aaton Digital will both show new products at Cabsat 2017 in Dubai.
Transvideo will show the new StarliteRF-a, a wireless monitor with advanced camera control capabilities that can remotely control key functions of the ARRI ALEXA Mini and AMIRA cameras. The kit consists of a StarliteRF-a monitor-recorder and a TitanHD2 Tx-a that connects to the EXT socket of the ARRI cameras via a specific cable provided. You will have a hand held lightweight, high quality monitor receiving the camera picture wirelessly, and you can adjust key camera functions wirelessly by return to the camera. The camera functions are accessed via the monitor’s touch screen. You also have the ability to record and play back clips via the inbuilt recorder, which can be set up to record automatically when the camera records.
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ROTOLIGHT SHINES BRIGHTLY ON AWARD WINNERS
ROTOLIGHT SHINES BRIGHTLY ON AWARD WINNERS
Mark Mann shoots Academy Award® winners with Anova Pro
Leading fashion and celebrity photographer Mark Mann has once again used the Rotolight Anova PRO as his light of choice, in a recent photo shoot with two of this year’s Oscar® winners. Mann shot Emma Stone (BAFTA award-winning actress known for Crazy, Stupid, Love and The Amazing Spiderman, and now Best Actress winner for La La Land) and Casey Affleck (producer, director, writer and Best Actor award winner for Manchester By The Sea) using the Anova PRO, an LED location and studio light developed by the award-winning British LED lighting manufacturer Rotolight.
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Procam Selects Timecode Systems As Exclusive Supplier
Procam Selects Timecode Systems As Exclusive Supplier
Timecode Systems Selected by Procam as Exclusive Supplier of Timecode and Sync Products
Timecode Systems today announced that it has been chosen as the sole supplier of timecode and sync products to Procam, the UK's largest digital cinematography and broadcast hire facility. The agreement comes as a result of a growing relationship between the two companies, which share the same commitment to using new technology innovatively to help production teams deliver increasingly ambitious shows as efficiently as possible.
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Technicolor PostWorks’ Sam Daley Replicates Black & White Look for Horror Tale, THE EYES OF MY MOTHER
Technicolor PostWorks’ Sam Daley Replicates Black & White Look for Horror Tale, THE EYES OF MY MOTHER
Stylishly shocking film marks debut of director Nicolas Pesce; Cinematographer Zach Kuperstein nominated for Independent Spirit Award.
Writer-Director Nicolas Pesce’s debut feature, THE EYES OF MY MOTHER, which was finished at Technicolor PostWorks New York, is a beautifully calibrated horror story of a young woman scarred by childhood tragedy. The film is packed with heart-pounding moments, made all the more chilling by an artfully crafted black & white look captured by Cinematographer Zach Kuperstein (also making his feature debut) and finished by Colorist Sam Daley.
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Autodesk Wins are Twofold this Awards Season
Autodesk Wins are Twofold this Awards Season
Autodesk Technology Helps Artists Create 2016’s Best Films for the 22nd Consecutive Year; Arnold Renderer Honored with a 2017 Sci-Tech Award
Artists from around the world used media and entertainment software from Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) for the 22nd year to help bring 2016's most popular films to the big screen. Autodesk also received recognition from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, earning a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (Sci-Tech) for the Arnold Renderer.
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Alchemy Post Sound Garners MPSE Nomination for Netflix Doc AMANDA KNOX
Alchemy Post Sound Garners MPSE Nomination for Netflix Doc AMANDA KNOX
Provides Foley for three Sundance Festival Award winners
Alchemy Post Sound Foley Artists Leslie Bloome and Joanna Fang, and Foley Editors Ryan Collison and Nick Seaman are nominated for a 2017 MPSE Golden Reel Award in the Feature Documentary category for their work on the Netflix documentary Amanda Knox. They share the nomination with Supervising Sound Editors Chris Stangroom and Tom Paul, Dialogue Editor Stephen C. Davies and Sound Effects Editors Diego Jimenez, Max Holland, Jesse Peterson and Oscar Convers. Directed by Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn for Plus Pictures and Netflix, the film tells the story of the sensational Italian murder trial of American exchange student Amanda Knox.
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Designed for the latest Super35 and Full-Frame Digital Cinema Cameras, Sigma Cine Lens Line Makes Its Debut at NAB 2017
Designed for the latest Super35 and Full-Frame Digital Cinema Cameras, Sigma Cine Lens Line Makes Its Debut at NAB 2017
Sigma Cine delivers exceptional optics in an outstanding form factor with resolving power up to 8K
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is showcasing its brand new line of Cine lenses, designed for the latest, high-resolution digital cinema cameras, at the NAB 2017 show at booth C11525. The Sigma Cine lens lineup at NAB 2017 includes the High Speed Super 35 Zoom Line: 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2; the FF Zoom Lens: 24-35mm T2.2; and the High Speed Prime line: 20mm T1.5, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and the 85mm T1.5. Sigma lenses are designed for industry-standard E, EF and PL mounts, ensuring compatibility with all major digital cinema cameras.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and ATEM Production Studio 4K orchestrate Nufonia Must Fall world tour
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and ATEM Production Studio 4K orchestrate Nufonia Must Fall world tourBlackmagic Design today announced that the live production of performance art "Nufonia Must Fall" is captured and live cut using Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and an ATEM Production Studio 4K live production switcher. A play, puppet show, concert and film all in one, "Nufonia Must Fall" is the brainchild of Eric San, better known as Montreal-based turntablist and producer Kid Koala, and it is based on his black and white graphic novel of the same name.
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Rotolight Anova Pro is LED light of choice for award-winning DoP
Roy Wagner lights new film exclusively with Rotolight Anova PRO
Award-winning director of photography Roy H Wagner ASC has chosen the Rotolight Anova PRO bi-colour LED studio light as the exclusive light source for his new film, Trouble Sleeping. Best known for his work on Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winning TV shows such as Ray Donovan and House, long-running CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and the Sherlock Holmes reboot Elementary starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, Wagner has an extensive career in the film industry going back almost 50 years.
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RED Digital Cinema Brings State of the Art Technology to USC
RED Digital Cinema Brings State of the Art Technology to USCElizabeth M. Daley, Dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, announced today that Red Digital Cinema has agreed to provide the School state of the art digital cinema cameras and accessories. Valued at $700,000, the cinema-style camera systems provided by RED will be used by students in the School's Division of Film & Television Production.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 15th Annual VES Awards
Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 15th Annual VES Awards
The Jungle Book Leads Feature Film Wins with 5 Awards; Kubo and The Two Strings is Top Animated Feature Film; Game of Thrones and John Lewis: Buster the Boxer Score Broadcast and Commercial Wins
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, held the 15th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video games and special venues.
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LION Takes Top Prize at American Society of Cinematographers Awards
LION Takes Top Prize at American Society of Cinematographers Awards
"Game of Thrones," "Mr. Robot" and "The Night Of" Win in TV Categories; "House of Others" Claims Spotlight Award
Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS earned the coveted Theatrical Award for best cinematography in a motion picture for “Lion” at the 31st Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ASC Spotlight Award was given to Gorka Gómez Andreu, AEC for “House of Others.” Winners in the TV categories included Fabian Wagner, BSC for “Game of Thrones,” Tod Campbell for “Mr. Robot” and Igor Martinovic for “The Night Of.” The ceremony took place tonight at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2017 Board of Directors Officers
Visual Effects Society Announces its 2017 Board of Directors Officers
Mike Chambers Re-­Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry's global professional honorary society, announced its 2017 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2017 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was re-elected as Board Chair.
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Fletcher Brings Expansive Cinema and Broadcast Lens Expertise to FUJIFILM
Fletcher Brings Expansive Cinema and Broadcast Lens Expertise to FUJIFILM
Fletcher Joins the Optical Devices Division as Director of Sales
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM has appointed Tom Fletcher as Director of Sales. In his new role, Fletcher will oversee sales and promotion of broadcast and cinema lenses in North America. Working under the guidance of division Vice President Gordon Tubbs, Fletcher will lead the sales efforts of six regional managers in North America. Fletcher’s position is effective immediately.
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Sigma Global Vision Lenses, Cine Lenses and Sigma Pros Offer New Picture Perfect Wedding Lenses, Accessories and Techniques at WPPI 2017
Sigma Global Vision Lenses, Cine Lenses and Sigma Pros Offer New Picture Perfect Wedding Lenses, Accessories and Techniques at WPPI 2017
Attendees invited to test-drive Sigma lenses, including recently released Sigma Global Vision 85mm F1.4 Art and 12-24mm F4 Art lenses
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will have on hand the full line-up of Sigma Global Vision lenses, including the new groundbreaking 85mm F1.4 Art and 12-24mm F4 Art lenses, as well as the brand new Cinema lens line at the WPPI 2017 Expo held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from February 7-9, 2017 (booth 129). Taking product demonstrations to a whole new level, attendees are invited to the Sigma Studio to test-drive, on their own cameras, any Sigma Global Vision lenses on hand, including the brand new 85mm F1.4 Art and 12-24mm F4 Art lenses. Sigma Global Vision lenses will also be available for an overnight “off the show floor” test-drive.
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SMPTE's Nomination of Andy Maltz as ISO/TC 36 Chair for 2018-2020 Receives Final Approval
SMPTE's Nomination of Andy Maltz as ISO/TC 36 Chair for 2018-2020 Receives Final Approval
Managing Director of the Academy's Science and Technology Council Will Take on Chair-Elect Role as Current Chair Julian Pinn Concludes His Tenure
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 final approval of its nomination of Andy Maltz as 2018-2020 chair of ISO/TC 36, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) group dedicated to cinematography. Maltz, who is managing director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Science and Technology Council, will serve as chair-elect in 2017 as SMPTE Member Julian Pinn, the current chair, serves out his term after nine years in the role.
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Aaton Digital unveils new Cantar Mini digital portable sound recorder at BSC Expo 2017
Aaton Digital unveils new Cantar Mini digital portable sound recorder at BSC Expo 2017
See the new Cantar Mini on the Transvideo and Aaton Digital stand 300 at BSC Expo, 3rd-4th February 2017, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
Aaton Digital will unveil its new Cantar Mini 16 track digital portable mixer-sound recorder at BSC Expo 2017 in London. The Cantar Mini is based on the renowned CantarX3, winner of many awards and now widely recognised by the sound community as the ultimate digital 24 track location sound recorder, with many delivered and in daily use worldwide.
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Transvideo to launch StarliteRF-a wireless monitor with ARRI camera control at Paris AFC Micro Salon + BSC Expo 2017
Transvideo to launch StarliteRF-a wireless monitor with ARRI camera control at Paris AFC Micro Salon + BSC Expo 2017Thanks to the worldwide success of the StarliteHD-5 ARRI monitor which interfaces to and controls the ARRI Alexa-Mini and AMIRA cameras, Transvideo now launches the StarliteRF-a, a wireless monitor-recorder with advanced camera control capabilities. The StarliteRF-a is a variation of Transvideo's 5'' Oled wireless monitor-recorder with advanced features for remote control of ARRI's Alexa-Mini and AMIRA cameras.
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Mo-Sys launch StarTracker – hands off camera tracking system for green screen production at BSC Expo 2017
Mo-Sys launch StarTracker – hands off camera tracking system for green screen production at BSC Expo 2017
See Mo-Sys on stand 133 at BSC Expo, 3rd-4th February 2017, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
Mo-Sys Engineering, designer and manufacturer of innovative camera technology products for the film and broadcast industries will launch StarTracker - hands off camera tracking system for green screen production at BSC Expo 2017.
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RED, Atomos, G-Tech, Terdek Host Digital Workflow House at Sundance
RED, Atomos, G-Tech, Terdek Host Digital Workflow House at Sundance
Filmmakers Lounge Features Panel Discussions and Innovative Technology
RED, Atomos, G-Technology and Teradek will host the Digital Workflow House from Jan. 22-23 during the Sundance and Slamdance film festivals in Park City, Utah. The Digital Workflow House is a two-day event featuring exclusive discussions with creative and technical industry leaders, hands-on interaction with innovative technology, and networking opportunities for attendees.
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Canon Invites Filmmakers to its Creative Studio as a Sponsor of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Canon Invites Filmmakers to its Creative Studio as a Sponsor of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Over 20 Percent of 2017 Slate Filmed Using Canon Equipment
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is returning as a Sustaining Sponsor to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival (January 19–29 in Park City, Utah). Canon will celebrate the filmmakers working behind the camera with daily programming at the Canon Creative Studio, located at 592 Main Street.
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Transvideo and Aaton-Digital to showcase their latest high technology products at BSC Expo 2017
Transvideo and Aaton-Digital to showcase their latest high technology products at BSC Expo 2017
See Transvideo and Aaton Digital on stand 300 at BSC Expo, 3rd-4th February 2017, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
Transvideo and Aaton-Digital will showcase their latest high technology at BSC Expo 2017 on stand 300 at BSC Expo, 3rd-4th February 2017, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London. The new generation Transvideo Stargate 7” high-end monitor-recorder is now available and will be on show at BSC Expo 2017. It has a 1920x1080 full HD display, and is 4K-6G compatible. Other features include inbuilt recording capability, H264 to SD cards; recording can be triggered from the camera SDI output on compatible cameras; fast path processing with immediate display capabilities with no latency: wide range of built in cinematographer-friendly tools including focus helper, peaking, markers, zoom, LUTs, waveform, vectorscope, and job-oriented views.
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American Society of Cinematographers Reveals Feature Film Nominees
American Society of Cinematographers Reveals Feature Film Nominees
Organization Also Announces Finalists in Spotlight Category
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced nominees in the Theatrical Release and Spotlight categories for the 31st Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography. Winners will be named on February 4 at the Society’s awards gala held at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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ARRI New Co-Partner of Berlinale Talents
ARRI New Co-Partner of Berlinale Talents
With 250 emerging professionals from 71 countries, ARRI supports the Berlinale Talents programme with several events.
Berlinale Talents welcomes 250 emerging professionals from 71 countries to its 15th edition. Exploring the theme "Courage: Against All Odds", the Talents will participate in a six-day programme featuring over 100 events, with many open to the public. Environmental sculptor Christo is going to join Berlinale Talents. The acclaimed artist will be one of around 100 internationally renowned experts presenting and discussing their work. Berlinale Talents will again take place in the theatres of HAU Hebbel am Ufer from February 11 to 16, 2017.
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TNP Powers Voxafrica with PlayBox Technology Neo
TNP Powers Voxafrica with PlayBox Technology Neo
See PlayBox Technology on stand L14 at BVE, London, February 28 - March 2, 2017
Voxafrica TV has expanded its presentation resources with the purchase of a multichannel PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo television playout system. The new installation was supplied and engineered by UK-based system integrator TNP Broadcast. It is located at the channel's headquarters in the prestigious Battersea Studios media hub, south west London.
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13th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Wrap-up
13th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Wrap-up3-D SPACE, Stereo Sisters, and the LA 3-D Club are pleased to announce the winners of The 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival. The festival’s mission is to showcase the best independent stereoscopic 3-D filmmaking from around the world. This year’s fest took place on Dec 8th-11th, 2016 at several venues in the greater Los Angeles area.
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Optimize, Accessorize and Protect Your DSLR Camera with Sigma Lenses, Filters and Flashes This Holiday Season
Optimize, Accessorize and Protect Your DSLR Camera with Sigma Lenses, Filters and Flashes This Holiday Season
Make the most of your DSLR camera with these must-have photography accessories from Sigma
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is the go-to for camera accessories following this holiday season’s DSLR gift giving and receiving. The Sigma line of camera accessories, which includes lenses, filters and flashes, is designed to enhance the latest DSLR cameras on the market. Offering an accessory for every photographer’s skillset and shooting situation, including architecture, portraiture, sports and wildlife photography, Sigma accessories are essential components for any photographer’s toolkit — whether you are a beginner, enthusiast or professional.
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SIM Group Appoints General Manager to Support West Coast Growth
SIM Group Appoints General Manager to Support West Coast Growth
Bill Hale to lead company’s LA operations from historic Eastman Kodak building in Hollywood
SIM Group is pleased to announce Bill Hale’s role as the General Manager, SIM Digital Los Angeles to support the growth of the company’s LA division. SIM Group, a family of companies who delivers expert services at every point in the production and post production processes, has made the appointment to support SIM Digital LA’s camera rental services in their new Hollywood facility. Recently, SIM Digital LA has worked on projects including ’12 Deadly Days,’ ‘American Horror Story,’ ‘Feud,’ ‘Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce,’ and ‘Freakish.’
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Filmmaker Paul Cook Takes Advantage of Sachtler’s Versatility for MAGPIE
Filmmaker Paul Cook Takes Advantage of Sachtler’s Versatility for MAGPIEOn-the-go camera operators from around the world have relied on Sachtler’s long legacy of robust tripods and rapid system set ups. While Sachtler has been a favorite among shooters working in news and documentaries, select filmmakers have also come to admire the brand’s versatility and ability to handle heavier and lighter camera rigs with a single tripod system. This includes UK-based cameraman and filmmaker Paul Cook, who relied on the new Sachtler FSB 10 System for his latest film, Magpie.
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Netflix Premieres Travelers in 4K with a Cinematic and Natural Look
Netflix Premieres Travelers in 4K with a Cinematic and Natural Look
DP Neville Kidd captures latest Brad Wright SciFi series on Cooke 5/i & S4/i lenses
Travelers, the latest science fiction series from creator Brad Wright (co-creator of Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis andSGU Stargate Universe), is set to debut on December 23rd on Netflix in 4K UHD, which will have exclusive international rights everywhere except in Canada, where it has already begun airing on Showcase.
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American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Denzel Washington
American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Denzel Washington
ASC to Honor Director Denzel Washington with Board of Governors Award
Honoring one of Hollywood’s biggest icons, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will bestow their Board of Governors Award on director Denzel Washington on February 4, 2017, during the 31st ASC Awards at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom. The organization presents the accolade to individuals in the industry whose body of work has made significant and indelible contributions to cinema. It is the only ASC Award not given to a cinematographer, and is reserved for filmmakers who have been champions for directors of photography and the visual art form.
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Finback Document an Ancient Way of Life Under Threat in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Finback Document an Ancient Way of Life Under Threat in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
The directing team’s new short film for Patagonia and the Alaska Wilderness League focuses on the Gwich’in people’s struggle against commercial exploitation of their ancestral lands.
The just released short film, The Refuge, focuses on the Gwich’in people of Alaska and Northern Canada and their more than three decade fight to protect the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling and other threats. It focuses, in particular, on the story of two Gwich’in women who are helping to lead the effort to save their ancestral home and the wildlife on which their life depends.
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Gavin Struthers ASC Chooses Leader LV5333 3G/HD/SD-SDI Waveform and Picture Monitors
Gavin Struthers ASC Chooses Leader LV5333 3G/HD/SD-SDI Waveform and Picture Monitors
Leader monitors offer very accurate control of relative exposure and overall luminance levels, ensuring that the resultant content conforms fully to broadcast standard signal parameters.
​Gavin Struthers ASC, one of Britain's leading cinematographers, has invested in two Leader LV5333 multi-SDI waveform and picture monitors. The purchases were made from Thameside TV, based at Shepperton near London's Heathrow airport. Originally chosen for use on the US television drama series Black Sails, the instruments now form a permanent part of his production system working alongside Arri Alexa, Sony F-55 and Red cameras.
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Band Pro Delivers First Hollywood IB/E Raptor Lenses to Imagecraft
Band Pro Delivers First Hollywood IB/E Raptor Lenses to ImagecraftRaptor lenses have landed in Hollywood, with the first set being presented to Imagecraft Productions today at Band Pro’s annual One World Open House event. These new macro prime lenses from German manufacturer IB/E Optics have started delivering worldwide, and are now available for rent in Hollywood for the first time. The Raptor macro lens family consists of 3 focal lengths: 100mm, 150mm, and 180mm initially. Raptors provide full sensor coverage for the Red 8K Weapon.
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American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Announces Nominees in Television Categories
American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Announces Nominees in Television Categories
HBO Leads with Five Nominations
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced its television nominees for the 31st annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. Winners will be revealed here on February 4, 2017, at the organization’s annual ceremony at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8
2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8
December 7–8, 2016, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Registration is now open for the 2016 National Drone Show, (www.nationaldroneshow.com), an exciting conference and expo featuring red-hot Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) video capture technology. Produced by NewBay Media, with Stampede returning as the event’s Gold Sponsor, this year’s show also features the launch of the first D.C. Drone Film Festival and an Advanced UAV Workshop produced by education partners Future Media Concepts and Sundance Media Group (SMG).
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Band Pro One World Open House 2016
Band Pro One World Open House 2016
Band Pro Celebrates French Cinema at Open House 2016
Join us on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 1PM at our Burbank Headquarters for Band Pro's One World Open House! You are cordially invited to Band Pro’s annual One World Open House event, that will take place on Thursday 12/8/2016; and this year will celebrate French cinema.
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Cartoni USA Interviews DP Jay Hunter
Cartoni USA Interviews DP Jay Hunter
"Superstore" DP Jay Hunter relies on Cartoni’'s Airfloater to make handheld style shooting painless.
Jay Hunter is a celebrated director and cinematographer whose work runs the gamut from features and scripted series to documentaries and reality TV. A true innovator, he has crafted unique aesthetics for television shows such as On the Lot and films including Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing.
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Free 35mm Screening of Truffaut's 'Day for Night' at Sony Pictures
Free 35mm Screening of Truffaut's 'Day for Night' at Sony Pictures
A Q&A with the film’s cinematographer, Pierre-William Glenn, AFC will follow the film, moderated by FD Times editor Jon Fauer.
Band Pro Presents: Free ‘Day for Night’ 35mm Screening at Sony Pictures. Band Pro will host a free 35mm screening of Day for Night on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Sony Pictures’ Madison Backstage Theater. A Q&A with the film’s cinematographer, Pierre-William Glenn, AFC will follow the film and be moderated by FD Times editor Jon Fauer. The screening is being presented as part of Band Pro’s One World Open House 2016 celebration of French Cinema.
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"FUJINON Days" Held in U.S. and Abroad
"FUJINON Days"  Held in U.S. and Abroad
Cinematographers and Optical Technicians Put Premier and Cabrio Zooms through their Paces during Educational Seminars
As part of the company’s overall initiative to increase awareness of its Cine-Style zooms among Cinematographers, Camera Operators and Camera Assistants throughout the world, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM, FUJINON has embarked on a series of hands-on, educational seminars. Based on initial reviews from leading feature film and episodic cinematographers as well as rental house lens technicians at each of the regional events, this series has the potential for a long run.
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Mosaic LA Purchases FUJINON Lenses for 4K Live Streaming Worship Services & Events
Los Angeles-based church Mosaic relies heavily on video production to reach its community worldwide. For the past four years, the church has live-streamed sermons to thousands of people. Mosaic also has built a large podcast following in recent years. Looking to transition into a fully 4K video production environment, Mosaic recently purchased four lenses from FUJINON, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM: two UA22x8 4K, 2/3-inch portable zooms, a Cabrio 19-90mm lens (ZK4.7x19) and a Cabrio 25-300mm lens (ZK12x25).
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Band Pro Celebrates French Cinema at Open House 2016
Band Pro Celebrates French Cinema at Open House 2016
Pierre-William Glenn, AFC -- the former President of the French Society of Cinematographers, known for Truffaut’s Day for Night, among many others -- will attend and will be honored for his contributions to cinema.
Band Pro’s annual One World Open House event will take place on Thursday 12/8/2016; and this year will celebrate French cinema. Esteemed French Director & Cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn, AFC will be in attendance and will be honored for his contributions to the cinematic arts. Pierre-William is the former President of the French Society of Cinematographers, and known of his work on such films as Truffaut’s Day for Night, Coup de Torchon, and Small Change, among many others.
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Go Creative Show: Cinematographer David Klein, ASC, of Homeland
Go Creative Show: Cinematographer David Klein, ASC, of Homeland
David Klein, ASC, cinematographer of Homeland, True Blood and many classic Kevin Smith movies like Clerks, Mall Rats, and Red State, joins us to talk all about it all.
The Go Creative Show, dedicated to inspiring creative professionals working in the video, film, TV and music industries, invites you to join host, Ben Consoli and his special guest, David Klein, ASC, cinematographer of Homeland and True Blood. David has also shot many of the classic Kevin Smith movies like Clerks, Mall Rats, and Red State and he’s here to talk all about it all. His love of realism has defined a generation of film making and he continues to execute it flawlessly with his work on Homeland. David talks with us about all his gear and lighting choices, shooting hand-held effectively and how the best film education is to simply shoot something.
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Talamas Boston Purchases FUJINON Premier PL 20-120mm Cabrio XK Zoom for Sales & Rentals
Talamas Boston Purchases FUJINON Premier PL 20-120mm Cabrio XK Zoom for Sales & Rentals
Talamas Boston becomes first company in New England with Fujinon's new lens
The Optical Devices Division of FUJINON announces that Boston-based rental house and reseller Talamas has invested in its FUJINON Premier PL 20-120mm Cabrio XK (XK6x20) zoom lens. Talamas is the first in the New England area to buy the recently introduced lens, which they purchased last month to demo, rent, and sell to clients for ENG-style video and cinema production.
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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 2016
Sigma 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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Panavision to Showcase Millennium DXL Camera and T Series Lenses at Camerimage
Panavision to Showcase Millennium DXL Camera and T Series Lenses at Camerimage
Light Iron, LEE Filters and Panalux Exhibiting Latest Tools
Panavision, the motion picture industry’s most respected designer, manufacturer and provider of state-of-the-art cinema lenses and high-precision camera systems, will showcase many of its newest offerings, including the Millennium DXL 8K Camera and T Series anamorphic lenses at the 2016 edition of the Camerimage International Film Festival, which runs Nov. 12-19 in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Panavision is also presenting two workshops, and exhibiting alongside subsidiaries Light Iron, LEE Filters and Panalux.
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NEP Captures Desert Trip Music Festival with FUJINON 4K Lenses
NEP Captures Desert Trip Music Festival with FUJINON 4K Lenses
FUJIFILM 4K lenses document the Concert of the Century
Musical events like Desert Trip –- back-to-back weekend concerts held October 7, 8, 9 and 14, 15, 16 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, featuring classic rock music royalty -- don’t happen every day. Promoted as “the concert of the century,” it generated ticket orders from every continent except Antarctica, with attendees travelling far and wide for a chance to see many of their favorite musicians play live together.
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Sachtler On-Set: Behind the Scenes Video with Award-Winning Kissing Gate Films
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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Gearhouse Broadcast in Largest Purchase of 4K FUJINON Lenses for its Australian Fleet
Gearhouse Broadcast in Largest Purchase of 4K FUJINON Lenses for its Australian Fleet
Multi-million dollar investment brings Fujinon 4K and HD lenses to Australian OB supertruck fleet
In its largest ever lens purchase and as a major part of its ongoing commitment to the Australian market, leading broadcast services specialist Gearhouse Broadcast today announced a multi-million dollar investment in FUJINON 4K and HD lenses to bolster and enhance its Australian HD OB super truck fleet.
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Join GCI's November/December Level 1 and Level 2 Sessions With Special Guest Teachers Dean Cundey, ASC and Robert Legato, ASC
Join GCI's November/December Level 1 and Level 2 Sessions With Special Guest Teachers Dean Cundey, ASC and Robert Legato, ASC
Learn from ASC Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Dean Cundey, ASC Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Halloween, Apollo 13, and Two-Time Oscar Winner for Visual Effects Robert Legato, ASC The Jungle Book, Hugo, Titanic, Apollo 13.
The Global Cinematography Institute™ is not a passive, traditional 'sit and watch' seminar type class! In the November/December Level 1 and Level 2 Sessions, you can learn from ASC Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Dean Cundey, ASC Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Halloween, Apollo 13, and more -- along with Two-Time Oscar Winner for Visual Effects, Robert Legato, ASC The Jungle Book, Hugo, Titanic, Apollo 13, among others.
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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 2016
Get 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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ASC Names Honorees
ASC Names Honorees
Edward Lachman, Ron Garcia, Philippe Rousselot and Nancy Schreiber to be Honored by American Society of Cinematographers
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the honorees for the 31st annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Edward Lachman, ASC; Ron Garcia, ASC; Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC; and Nancy Schreiber, ASC will be recognized for their contributions to the art of cinematography at the organization’s awards gala on February 4, 2017, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Lachman will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Garcia will be bestowed with the Career Achievement in Television Award. Rousselot earns the International Award, and Schreiber will take home the Presidents Award.
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Cinematographers Guild to Host Drone Panel at NAB Show NY
Cinematographers Guild to Host Drone Panel at NAB Show NY
Edward 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 2016
Douglas Trumbull and Robert Seidel to Captivate With Past, Present, and Future of Broadcast and Cinema; Daniel Teruggi to Discuss the Preservation of the World's Audiovisual Cultural Heritage
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that filmmaker, innovator and entrepreneur Douglas Trumbull, this year's recipient of the SMPTE Progress Medal, will join SMPTE President Robert Seidel, vice president of engineering and advanced technology at CBS, in presenting the opening keynote at the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) on Oct. 25 in Hollywood, California. Composer and researcher Daniel Teruggi, director of the Research and Experimentation Department at the National Audiovisual Institute in Paris and recipient of this year's SMPTE Archival Technology Medal Award, will present the SMPTE 2016 Symposium keynote on the preceding day, Oct. 24.
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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 studio
Over 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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Sachtler launches new limited edition Freddie Wong Signature Ace tripod
Sachtler launches new limited edition Freddie Wong Signature Ace tripod
Ace L combines excellent build quality with light weight
Sachtler, a premier provider of camera supports, accessories, and bags and a Vitec Group brand, is pleased to introduce the new Freddie Wong Signature Edition Ace L tripod system. As one of the biggest digital influencers of our time, filmmaker and YouTube superstar Freddie Wong has used the Sachtler Ace L throughout his rise in the industry and while filming comedy shorts for his acclaimed production company RocketJump. RocketJump has over 7 million subscribers and 1.2 billion views on YouTube and has branched out into its own Hulu Series entitled RocketJump: The Show.
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Transvideo Wins Cinec Award For Its Starlite Hd5-arri Recorder-monitor
Transvideo Wins Cinec Award For Its Starlite Hd5-arri Recorder-monitor(Paris, France--September 28, 2016) Transvideo is proud to have been chosen to receive the prestigious Cinec Award this year for its StarliteHD5-ARRI monitor-recorder in the category of Camera Technology / New Digital Capturing Tools. The Cinec Award is a unique prize for outstanding achievements and innovations in the fields of motion-picture technology and post production. The prizes were judged during the Cinec Expo in Munich by industry experts that included Hollywood cameraman Klemens Becker and lighting director Stuart Gain.
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Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards Recipients
Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards Recipients
Dolby Laboratories, David Geffner, and Rodrigo Prieto ASC were honored at the ECA luncheon and awards ceremony
Dolby Laboratories, David Geffner and Rodrigo Prieto ASC, are the recipients of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) special 2016 Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA), announced Steven Poster, ASC, ICG’s National President. The awards were presented Friday during the ECA opening event at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Los Angeles.
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ASC Announces Finalists for 2016 Student Heritage Awards
American Society of Cinematographers Announces Finalists for 2016 Student Heritage Awards
Continuing their mission to advance the art of cinematography by inspiring and educating the next generation of filmmakers, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the nominees for the 2016 ASC Haskell Wexler Student Documentary Award and the Vilmos Zsigmond Student Heritage Award for Undergraduates and Graduates. A panel of prestigious ASC members judged the entries, and selected 18 students from a talented pool of filmmakers with exceptional abilities in cinematography. The students represent 12 different U.S. film schools; winners will be revealed on October 15. The finalists are:
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