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BBC's "War and Peace" 2nd Unit Production Shot with Blackmagic Digital Film Cameras
News: BBC's "War and Peace" 2nd Unit Production Shot with Blackmagic Digital Film CamerasBlackmagic Design has today announced its Production Camera 4K digital film camera was one of only two camera packages to be used in the production of “War and Peace,” a new adaptation by the BBC, based on Tolstoy’s classic novel. The six part drama was lensed by director of photography (DP) George Steel, and graded on DaVinci Resolve Studio by colorist Simone Grattarola.
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Logan & Sons Signs Director Jeremy Asher Lynch for Commercial Work
News: Logan & Sons Signs Director Jeremy Asher Lynch for Commercial WorkAward-winning director of films, spots, and TV series has previously collaborated with Logan on multiple projects
Logan & Sons, the live-action division of bicoastal content creation studio LOGAN, has signed Jeremy Asher Lynch to its roster of directors. Lynch, a multifaceted visual storyteller who also works as a painter, designer and photographer, now brings his distinctive narrative talent to the commercial world.
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The Third Floor Honored with VES Award on Game of Thrones Team
News: The Third Floor Honored with VES Award on Game of Thrones TeamPrevisualization Supervisor Eric Carney Among Recipients of Visual Effects Society’s Top Award in TV
International visualization studio THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. has received a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for Outstanding Photoreal Episode as part of the Game of Thrones team. Previsualization Supervisor Eric Carney joined visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer, visual effects producer Steve Kullbeck, CG lead supervisor Derek Spears and special effects supervisor Stuart Brisdon in taking home the organization’s top television award for Episode 9 “The Dance of Dragons” from Season 5.
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PS Production Services Honours Sari Friedland with the Douglas James Dales Industry Builder Award
News: PS Production Services Honours Sari Friedland with the Douglas James Dales Industry Builder AwardIndependent producer Sari Friedland is celebrated as the recipient of the 2016 Douglas James Dales Industry Builder Award. Named for the late Doug Dales, founder of PS Production Services, the annual award is presented to a producer whose sustained, voluntary, selfless service, contribution and commitment has benefited the Canadian film and television production industry. The award was presented last night at the PS Dinner on the Hill, held in conjunction with the Canadian Media Production Associations Prime Time Conference in Ottawa.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 14th Annual VES Awards
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Leads Feature Film Wins with 4 Awards; The Good Dinosaur is Top Animated Film Winner; Games of Thrones and SSE Lead in Broadcast and Commercial Wins
Kate Mara, Zack Snyder, Michael Pena, Terry Crews, Portia Doubleday and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Join Overflow Crowd of VFX Artists, Innovators and Industry VIPs
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The 33rd Annual Miami International Film Festival | Full Program Release
News: 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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JELD-WEN leverages 2016 HGTV Dream Home sponsorship with national spots from Wondersmith
JELD-WEN and CMD Leverage Brand's 2016 HGTV Dream Home Sponsorship with National TV Spots from Wondersmith, Directed by Andrew Hardaway
A new cinematic spot produced by creative production company Wondersmith for JELD-WEN and CMD has just debuted nationwide. Entitled "Beat," this and an earlier campaign spot entitled "Beauty Throughout" were directed by Andrew Hardaway specifically to leverage JELD-WEN's sponsorship of the 2016 HGTV Dream Home. Both spots can be viewed at http://wondersmith.tv.
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The SIM Group to Hold Annual Technology Showcase January 28th in Toronto
News: The SIM Group to Hold Annual Technology Showcase January 28th in TorontoHighlights will include a Dolby Atmos demo from Tattersall Sound & Picture.
The SIM Group will host leading manufacturers of cameras, lenses, sound, grip and lighting, post production gear and workflow systems at the 11th Annual SIM Technology Showcase slated for January 28th in Toronto. The popular event provides members of the production and post-production communities with a unique opportunity to examine innovative new products, witness leading-edge technology demonstrations and find out from the experts how these new tools and workflows can benefit their businesses.
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Interstate Welcomes Directing Duo TOMAT
News: Interstate Welcomes Directing Duo TOMATAward-Winning Brazilian Team Brings Their Comedy and VFX Chops to Directors’ Group
Award-winning directors’ group Interstate has signed Rio De Janeiro-based directing duo TOMAT for exclusive US representation.
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Kodak Unveils Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge Winners
News: Kodak Unveils Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge WinnersScreening of Semi-Finalists at Slamdance Showcases Glorious Array of Super 8 Films
Kodak announced the Grand Prize winners of the KODAK Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge, following a screening of remarkable works from the 15 semi-finalists’ films at the Slamdance Film Festival last night. Kodak launched the Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge in November 2015 as part of the company’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of Super 8, a beloved format that inspires content creators far and wide.
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2016 AICP Show Chairperson Announced
News: 2016 AICP Show Chairperson AnnouncedMatt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) announced today that Jules Daly, President of RSA Films, will serve as Chairperson of the 2016 AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial. The AICP Show is one of the tent-pole events of AICP Week, which also includes the debut of the AICP Next Awards, as well as various educational sessions at the AICP Week Base Camp. AICP Week will take place in New York from June 7, 2016 – June 9, 2016.
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Tokyo-based Production Company Tests Fujinon Zooms
News: Tokyo-based Production Company Tests Fujinon ZoomsTokyo-based video production company, Ellroy Inc., decided to see for themselves if zoom lenses from FUJIFILM, for all their undoubted functionality, fall short when compared to single-focal length PL mount cine lenses in terms of image quality. To independently assess the lens performances, Ellroy crew conducted a hands-on investigation, pitting three FUJINON 4K Cabrios PL-mount lenses – the 85-300mm Cabrio, 19-90mm Cabrio, and 14-35mm Cabrio – against high-quality single-focal length primes on actual commercial shoots and performed a variety of quality checks. Led by veteran DP Kazumi Takahashi, the Ellroy team focused on resolution, distortion and how the lenses handled color.
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SGO Celebrates Tel Aviv's Edit Studios' Award-winning Projects
Baba Joon” named Best Film at the recent “Ofir” Awards, Israeli version of the Oscars
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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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PULL Takes Their Music To The Streets For Nike’s ‘FootballX Skills’ Branded Content Series
News: PULL Takes Their Music To The Streets For Nike’s ‘FootballX Skills’ Branded Content SeriesCrafty soccer moves are no longer an international secret, courtesy of an intriguing new branded content online video series for Nike called “FootballX Skills,” created by agency AKQA and paced perfectly thanks to original scores from the New York City-based music company Pull and composer Mitch Davis.
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Top Talent Joins The Mill in Los Angeles
News: Top Talent Joins The Mill in Los Angeles2015 was a time of remarkable work for the CG department at The Mill in Los Angeles. High profile projects included Google Spotlight Stories – Help, Coca-Cola – Torch Bear, and the Game of War campaign. In response to this, Heads of 3D John Leonti and Robert Sethi have grown the award-winning team, adding a combined 75 years of industry experience to the department.
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American Society of Cinematographers Nominates Beasts of No Nation, Macbeth and Son of Saul for Spotlight Award
News: American Society of Cinematographers Nominates Beasts of No Nation, Macbeth and Son of Saul for Spotlight AwardThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has nominated three cinematographers for the 2016 Spotlight Award, which recognizes outstanding cinematography in feature-length projects that are screened at festivals, internationally, or in limited theatrical release. The winner will be announced at the 30th ASC Awards on February 14, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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Documentary Filmmaking with Sam Painter
News: Documentary Filmmaking with Sam PainterHost Ben Consoli welcomes Sam Painter, the cinematographer behind some of the most influential modern documentaries including “Going Clear” and “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine”, to discuss the art of documentary cinematography.
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Panavision and Ludwig Kameraverleih Announce Distribution Deal
News: Panavision and Ludwig Kameraverleih Announce Distribution DealPanavision, the entertainment industry’s leading designer, manufacturer and rental provider of high-precision optics and camera systems, has reached a distribution agreement with Ludwig Kameraverleih in Germany. The highly regarded rental facility will now be able to provide filmmakers in the region with Panavision’s extensive range of spherical and anamorphic lenses, including the popular Primo 70 series for larger sensor digital cameras. This partnership deepens Ludwig’s portfolio of filmmaking gear and broadens Panavision’s reach.
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ASC Reveals Feature Film Nominees
News: ASC Reveals Feature Film NomineesAmerican Society of Cinematographers Nominates Bridge of Spies, Carol, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant and Sicario
The nominees in the theatrical release category of the 30th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement are Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC for Sicario, Janusz Kaminski for Bridge of Spies, Ed Lachman, ASC for Carol, Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC for The Revenant and John Seale, ASC, ACS for Mad Max: Fury Road. The winner will be revealed on February 14 during the ASC Awards gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
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Transvideo and Aaton Digital bring new products and new technologies to BSC Expo 2016
News: Transvideo and Aaton Digital bring new products and new technologies to BSC Expo 2016Sister companies Transvideo and Aaton Digital will present their line-up of new products and new technologies at BSC Expo 2016.
Star product on show is the new Transvideo StarliteRF. It’s a 5” 3G-SDI touch screen OLED wireless monitor- recorder with an inbuilt wireless receiver making it very versatile with the possibility to use in many different ways. Free of cables, it’s the perfect choice for directors, assistant directors, focus pullers and DOPs and a must have for rental houses, production companies, OB companies and broadcasters.
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Dejan Georgevich, ASC, Shoots ‘Once in a Lifetime’ TV Pilot
News: Dejan Georgevich, ASC, Shoots ‘Once in a Lifetime’ TV PilotWith Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders
Dejan Georgevich, ASC, recently served as Director of Photography on Once in a Lifetime, a half-hour, rock ‘n roll television pilot shot with two Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera recorders. Lifetime was written by Iron Maiden’s groundbreaking bass player and songwriter, Stephen Harris.
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Statement From Steven Poster, ICG President, On Death Of Vilmos Zsigmond
News: Statement From Steven Poster, ICG President, On Death Of Vilmos ZsigmondStatement from Steven Poster ASC, President, International Cinematographers Guild on Death of Vilmos Zsigmond ASC
Issued on behalf of the International Cinematographers Guild:
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ICG Statement From Steven Poster On the Death of Haskell Wexler
News: ICG Statement From Steven Poster On the Death of Haskell WexlerOn behalf of the International Cinematographers Guild and me, we are deeply saddened by the death of one of our most esteemed board members, Haskell Wexler. Haskell’s cinematography has always been an inspiration to so many of us not only in the Guild, but in the entire industry. His steady focus on safety over the years further demonstrates his commitment to the welfare of the crew and our industry.
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Ridley Scott to be Recognized by American Society of Cinematographers
News: Ridley Scott to be Recognized by American Society of CinematographersOrganization Will Bestow Board of Governors Award to Esteemed Director-Producer
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will honor the extraordinary achievements of director-producer Ridley Scott in advancing the art and craft of filmmaking by bestowing him with the organization’s annual Board of Governors Award. The presentation will be made during the 30th ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement on February 14, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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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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David Darby, ASC, Shoots Automotive, Retail Food Commercials
News: David Darby, ASC, Shoots Automotive, Retail Food CommercialsAward-winnning cinematographer David Darby, ASC, celebrated for his national and international commercial work, recently shot projects for major advertisers Chrysler Mopar and Chick-fil-A with the VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder.
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Shooting “Zoe Ever After” in Single-Camera Style with FUJINON Lenses, Sony F55 Cameras
News: Shooting “Zoe Ever After” in Single-Camera Style with FUJINON Lenses, Sony F55 CamerasProduction of the new sitcom “Zoe Ever After”, set to air in early January on BET, used a style of shooting that harkens back to the studio style of the 1980s and 90s sitcoms before a more cinematic approach became the norm. With three FUJINON 4K Cabrio PL-mount lenses – the 25-300mm Cabrio, 19-90mm Cabrio, and 14-35mm Cabrio - on Sony F55 large-format cameras, show DP Bill Sheehy (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) operated in a multi-camera, “live-cut” environment with all three cameras covering the scene at once. However, with the Sony F55 and Cabrio lenses, the show looks more like a single-camera production, in the style of “Sex in the City.”
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PostFactoryNY Hosts Post-Production of Acclaimed Film "Spotlight," In Theaters Now
News: PostFactoryNY Hosts Post-Production of Acclaimed Film "Spotlight," In Theaters NowSpotlight, director Tom McCarthy’s powerful, new drama, tells the true story of the Boston Globe’s investigation of child molestation by Catholic priests and the subsequent cover-up by the local archdiocese. The film, released by Open Road Films, was edited by Tom McArdle in his fifth collaboration with McCarthy, dating back to 2003 and The Station Agent, the director’s feature debut.
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AFI Conservatory Awards Season Update
More Alumni Advance in Oscar® Race Plus Four WGA and Three Annie Nominations, and Two Gotham Wins
The American Film Institute is proud to share the most recent accomplishments of AFI Conservatory alumni during the fall awards season.
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AFI Conservatory Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations
Nominations Include Best Feature and Best Director
The American Film Institute is proud to announce that the following AFI Conservatory alumni have been nominated for four 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards today: ANOMALISA co-director/producer Duke Johnson (AFI Class of 2006) for Best Feature and Best Director; SPOTLIGHT producer Steve Golin (AFI Class of 1981) for Best Feature; and ADVANTAGEOUS director/writer Jennifer Phang (AFI Class of 1999) for the John Cassavetes Award. Altogether, 17 Conservatory alumni are credited across the feature films nominated for Independent Spirit Awards this year. Winners will be announced February 27, 2016.
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SoCal Rentals Fields 20 Panasonic AK-HD3800 HD Studio Cameras, Purchases VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders
News: SoCal Rentals Fields 20 Panasonic AK-HD3800 HD Studio Cameras, Purchases VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders* AW-HE40s Added to Company’s Broad Offering of Panasonic PTZs *
SoCal Rentals (Burbank, CA) recently invested in an additional four Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD studio cameras, bringing its total to 20 units. The company also purchased a pair of VariCam 35 4K Super 35mm camera/recorders, and added AW-HE40 integrated full HD pan/tilt/zoom cameras to its extensive Panasonic PTZ inventory.
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AFI CONSERVATORY DOMINATES BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM OSCAR® SHORTLIST
News: AFI CONSERVATORY DOMINATES BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM OSCAR® SHORTLISTThe American Film Institute is proud to announce that three films from AFI Conservatory alumni are among the 10 films shortlisted for the Best Live Action Short Film Oscar®. Of the 10 shortlisted titles, the AFI Conservatory is represented more than any other film school, with Conservatory thesis film DAY ONE, written and directed by Henry Hughes (AFI Class of 2014); CONTRAPELO (AGAINST THE GRAIN), directed by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (AFI Class of 2013); and WINTER LIGHT, directed by Julian Higgins (AFI Class of 2010 and 2011 Student Academy Award gold medal winner).
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SIM Digital Hosts Demo of Panasonic VariCam 35
News: SIM Digital Hosts Demo of Panasonic VariCam 35Cinematographer Theo van de Sande, ASC shares his experience in using the 4K “Ultra HD” camera on “Cheerleader Death Squad.”
Members of Toronto’s motion picture and television production community got a first-hand look at Panasonic’s new 4K “Ultra HD” digital cinema camera, the VariCam 35, in a special technology demonstration hosted by SIM Digital.
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Band Pro to Unveil Major Optical Advancement at 2015 Open House
News: Band Pro to Unveil Major Optical Advancement at 2015 Open HouseBand Pro will publicly announce a major new advancement in professional optics at this year’s One World Open House event.
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ASC Names Nominees in Television Categories
MARCO POLO and GOTHAM Lead With Multiple Nods
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has named its television nominees for the 30th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. Winners will be announced on February 14, 2016, at the organization’s annual ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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Leftfield Entertainment Relies on FUJINON Cabrios for Production of Variety of New TV Shows
News: Leftfield Entertainment Relies on FUJINON Cabrios for Production of Variety of New TV ShowsNew York-based full service production group Leftfield Entertainment produces some of the most popular genre-defining programming in television today, with work on everything from reality shows and documentaries to historical programs. For numerous recent productions, the company has counted on FUJINON Cabrio PL lenses, including the 19-90mm and 85-300mm optics. Leftfield Pictures, a Leftfield Entertainment company, has used FUJINON Cabrio lenses for a number of productions for History channel shows, including Pawn Stars, Counting Cars, Alone and American Restoration. The production company also used FUJINON lenses to shoot Cutting It: In the ATL, a show appearing on WE tv that follows four headstrong salon owners as they compete to bring in the most business and dominate the Atlanta hair game.
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Accomplice Media Signs Directing Team Finback
News: Accomplice Media Signs Directing Team FinbackSundance Institute Grant Recipients gain national representation for advertising projects.
The filmmaking trio Finback, known for their work in documentaries, commercials and branded content, has joined Accomplice Media for exclusive representation for advertising. Comprised of directors Kahlil Hudson, Alex Jablonski and Tyler Hughen, Finback has created work for such brands at RAM Trucks and outdoor clothing maker Filson. Their work is rooted in realistic, emotionally-driven storytelling.
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Tattersall Turns Edit Suite into a "Virtual Mix Stage" for Second Installment Of Multi-Award Winning Limited Series Fargo
News: Tattersall Turns Edit Suite into a "Virtual Mix Stage" for Second Installment Of Multi-Award Winning Limited Series FargoTattersall Sound and Picture is currently providing final sound mixing services for the second installment of the critically acclaimed limited series Fargo, and the Toronto studio has come up with a unique way for the show’s Los Angeles-based producers to monitor the work.
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AERIGON UAV Flies Over London in Pursuit of James Bond in Spectre
News: AERIGON UAV Flies Over London in Pursuit of James Bond in SpectreCapturing Aerial Footage at Night in a City Center
Intuitive Aerial’s AERIGON UAV was used on a key action scene in Spectre, the latest addition to the James Bond movie franchise. Helicopter Film Services flew its AERIGON just above the rooftops near Trafalgar Square in London as Bond, played by Daniel Craig, races up a fire escape. Easily lifting a 6K RED Dragon and Zeiss Master Prime lens, AERIGON provided the power and precision for ultra high resolution capture of the dramatic sequence. Together with the best production cameras and lenses, AERIGON allows today’s filmmakers to capture creative shots that often couldn’t have been achieved any other way.
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HBO's "Game of Thrones" Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio by Chainsaw's Joe Finley
Blackmagic Design today announced that Joe Finley of LA based post production facility Chainsaw, a SIM Group company, is grading HBO’s Emmy Award-winning series “Game of Thrones” with DaVinci Resolve Studio. Joe has graded the series with DaVinci Resolve Studio since 2012, and with season five’s finale in June, anticipations are already high for the season six premiere in 2016.
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces Two Compact HD Camcorders Ideal For Professional Videographers
Canon’s XA35 and XA30 Camcorders Feature New HD CMOS PROSensor, 20x HD Optical Zoom Lens
Responding to the evolving needs of professional news organizations, documentary creators, professional videographers and film schools, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new Canon XA35* and XA30* Full HD professional camcorders, which are both highly portable and capable of capturing high-quality video in low light, as well as wireless connectivity for easy uploading of files. Both camcorders feature a genuine Canon 20x High Definition Optical Zoom Lens and a new, advanced HD CMOS PRO image sensor with low-luminance noise of +3dB for improved low-light image capture. Enabling a wide range of imaging possibilities, the duo also features two new video-recording modes: Highlight Priority, which facilitates the faithful expression of tonal gradations, colors and sharpness in the mid- to high-brightness range; and Wide DR, which delivers an expanded dynamic range.
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The Cinematography of Everest with Salvatore Totino, Director of Photography
News: The Cinematography of Everest with Salvatore Totino, Director of PhotographyIn this episode of The Go Creative Show, Ben Consoli explores the daring and immersive cinematography of “Everest” with Director of Photography Salvatore Totino. They discuss the challenges of shooting at 10,000 feet in 22 below zero temperatures, and how his previous films prepared him for this epic adventure.
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Panavision Presents Cinematography Workshops at Camerimage
News: Panavision Presents Cinematography Workshops at CamerimageCompany To Showcase Latest Advancements in Optics for Cinematography
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 host two seminars at the 2015 Camerimage International Film Festival, which runs Nov. 14-21 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
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CCW 2015: FUJINON 4K Cabrio and Ultra HD Series Among Highlights
News: CCW 2015: FUJINON 4K Cabrio and Ultra HD Series Among HighlightsFUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division will showcase its new 4K Ultra HD Series and its 25-300mm Cabrio zoom lens with detachable drive unit at the upcoming Content & Communications World. The Optical Devices Division will exhibit in the FUJIFILM booth (#1454 and 1456) during the show which runs from November 11-12 in New York City’s Jacob Javits Center.
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Warms Springs Productions Shoots Fox News' 'Legends And Lies: The Patriots' With Panasonic Varicam 35 4k Camera/recorders
News: Warms Springs Productions Shoots Fox News' 'Legends And Lies: The Patriots' With Panasonic Varicam 35 4k Camera/recordersWarm Springs Productions (Missoula, MT), currently producing more than 75 hours of programming on various television networks, has just begun shooting the second season of the Fox News Channel docu-drama series, Legends and Lies, with a pair of Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders.
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Animatrik licenses Lightstorm Entertainment technology & breaks world record!
News: Animatrik licenses Lightstorm Entertainment technology & breaks world record!Animatrik licenses Giant from Lightstorm Entertainment Inc.
Animatrik, a leading provider of performance capture and virtual production solutions for film, television, games and animation, has officially licensed LEI/Giant technology from leading film production company Lightstorm Entertainment Inc.
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Post Factory NY Taps Matt Breitenbach to Lead Digital Conform
News: Post Factory NY Taps Matt Breitenbach to Lead Digital ConformPost-production veteran Matt Breitenbach has joined Post Factory NY, a SIM Group company, as Director of Digital Conform. In his new role, he will oversee the finishing process for feature films. Breitenbach arrives from Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, New York, where he was Senior DI Editor. His credits there included The Wolf of Wall Street, Rosewater, Run All Night, Kill the Messenger and the hit CBS crime drama Blue Bloods.
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Aerial Cinematographers Rely on FUJINON-Equipped SHOTOVER Camera Systems
News: Aerial Cinematographers Rely on FUJINON-Equipped SHOTOVER Camera SystemsNew Zealand-based company SHOTOVER prides itself on equipping its ultra-high performance stabilization camera systems for high velocity cinematography with top-of-the-line equipment. Designed for use in helicopters, ground vehicles and watercraft, the company’s F1 and K1 camera systems are made with an open architecture, giving operators a variety of camera and lens options. Many SHOTOVER customers rely primarily on the FUJINON lenses integrated within the systems, including the Premier PL mount 18-85mm zoom lens, PL mount 14.5-45mm zoom, PL 85-300mm Cabrio, 19-90mm Cabrio, 25-300mm Cabrio, and HA42x9.7 Premier Series ENG style lens for their high-end aerial productions.
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SolidAnim Goes Sky High with The Walk
SolidAnim, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, announced that Robert Zemeckis' critically-acclaimed film, The Walk, utilized SolidAnim's SolidTrack system for its' visfx pre-viz.
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AERIGON Provides Aerial Cinematography for Natural History Film Unit on Return of the Giant Killers
News: AERIGON Provides Aerial Cinematography for Natural History Film Unit on Return of the Giant KillersIntuitive Aerial’s UAV Helps Capture the Wonders of African Animal Life for BBC Natural World
The Natural History Film Unit (NHFU), based in Botswana, relied on the AERIGON UAV to capture aerial images of predators and prey for BBC Natural World’s The Return of the Giant Killers – Africa’s Lion Kings. The result is ground-breaking 4K footage of lions as they track their buffalo prey in the wild and an incredible audience experience of nature. By providing the industry’s first professional airborne camera platform, AERIGON allows the filmmakers to capture overhead angles and perspectives with precision, efficiently and with minimal environmental impact.
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LEADER to demonstrate advanced 4K production-support solutions and VC7 video standards converter at SMPTE 2015
News: LEADER to demonstrate advanced 4K production-support solutions and VC7 video standards converter at SMPTE 2015See Leader Instruments on stand 304 at SMPTE 2015, October 26-29, 2015, Loews Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood, California
Following a highly successful IBC2015 in Amsterdam, LEADER Instruments is heading to Hollywood for the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers' 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition. SMPTE 2015 will be held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, October 26-29.
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FuseFX Brings Penn State's Nittany Lion to Life for Emmy-Winning Image Spot
News: FuseFX Brings Penn State's Nittany Lion to Life for Emmy-Winning Image SpotFuseFX recently helped bring life one of the country’s most recognizable college icons. Penn State University’s Nittany Lion statue flexes its muscles and leaps from its stone pedestal in a national television commercial promoting the school and its students as “connected for life.” The 30-second ad, which airs during televised Penn State athletic events, won an Emmy Award from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. It earlier won a Telly Award.
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Avid Everywhere Empowers AFI Students to Create Student Academy Award-Winning Films
News: Avid Everywhere Empowers AFI Students to Create Student Academy Award-Winning FilmsTalented Film Students Use Avid Artist Suite and Storage Suite Solutions to Create Engaging Films Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that students from the prestigious American Film Institute (AFI) embraced Avid EverywhereTM to create films that were honored at the 42nd Student Academy Awards® in Los Angeles. AFI students used Avid Artist® Suite and Storage Suite solutions to craft their films, which are now eligible for an Oscar®, including all three films that won the Narrative Award—This Way Up, Day One and Stealth.
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Toll, Peterson and Bennett Honored by ASC
News: Toll, Peterson and Bennett Honored by ASCAmerican Society of Cinematographers to Bestow Honors on John Toll, Lowell Peterson and Bill Bennett at Annual ASC Awards
John Toll, ASC, Bill Bennett, ASC and Lowell Peterson, ASC will be recognized for their contributions to the art of cinematography at the 30th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement on February 14, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Century City. Oscar®-winner Toll will receive the org’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Peterson will be honored with the Career Achievement in Television Award, and Bennett will take home the ASC Presidents Award.
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DP Michael Fitzmaurice Shoots Thriller 'monolith' With Varicam
News: DP Michael Fitzmaurice Shoots Thriller 'monolith' With VaricamCinematographer Michael FitzMaurice recently concluded principal photography on the feature thriller Monolithwith VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders. The Sky Italia Productions' project was shot in punishing desert conditions (Kanab, Utah and Mojave Airport, California), and is currently in post.
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AERIGON UAV Delivers Stunning Aerial Footage for New Taylor Swift Video, “Wildest Dreams”
Natural History Film Unit Captures African Wildlife Shots with Industry’s First Professional Airborne Camera System by Intuitive Aerial
The AERIGON™ aerial remote camera platform, outfitted with a RED Dragon camera, was used by the Natural History Film Unit (NHFU) to capture some of the sweeping overhead images for the latest Taylor Swift video, “Wildest Dreams”. Staged as a period piece film shoot on the African Savannah, the richly produced music video incorporates stunning aerial scenes of wildlife, thanks in part to the stability and lift capacity of AERIGON, which allows filmmakers to use the cameras and lenses they need for their shots, including full in-flight camera controls.
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Bruce Doering Receives Special Award at ICG's Emerging Cinematographer Awards
News: Bruce Doering Receives Special Award at ICG's Emerging Cinematographer AwardsMichael Nie Wins Grand Prize for 'Dust'
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ASC Names Student Heritage Award Winners
News: ASC Names Student Heritage Award WinnersThe American Society of Cinematographers has named three winners for the 2015 ASC Gordon Willis Student Heritage Awards, which are designed to showcase the artistic abilities of the next generation of filmmakers. The honors were announced Saturday night during a ceremony at the organization’s clubhouse.
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DCS Premiers Digital Cinema Show Series
Now Online at https://vimeopro.com/digitalcinemasociety/the-digital-cinema-show-volume-1-episode-1-september-2015
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Image Quality, Focal Range and Lightweight Make Cabrios a Hot Ticket for AbelCine
News: Image Quality, Focal Range and Lightweight Make Cabrios a Hot Ticket for AbelCineDays off for the FUJINON Cabrios at AbelCine rental were rare this past summer. Even with a total of 15 PL 19-90mm, seven PL 85-300mm, and three 14-35mm Cabrios available, they rarely stayed put. AbelCine staff and DP customers attribute their popularity to a combination of factors, including: a detachable servo (on the 19-90 and 85-300mm), long focal ranges, light weight, and consistent image quality throughout the frame.
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Chainsaw Sinks Its Teeth into "Teen Wolf"
News: Chainsaw Sinks Its Teeth into "Teen Wolf"Post facility has developed a unique workflow to deliver quality and quick turnaround for the fifth season of MTV’s popular high school drama.
Post production finishing for the fifth season of Teen Wolf is currently underway at Chainsaw, a SIM Group company. The MTV series about an awkward high school student who is secretly a werewolf, is among cable’s most popular scripted series among young adults and was recently renewed for a sixth season.
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Humble Signs Gerard de Thame
News: Humble Signs Gerard de ThameHumble today announced that director Gerard de Thame has joined its roster for commercial representation in the U.S. and Canada. Based in London, de Thame is a versatile storyteller whose award-winning spots have established him as a top commercial director in North America and Europe. De Thame's move to Humble marks an exciting progression in his career as his visual style, techniques, and goals continue to evolve.
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Zylight F8-100 LED Fresnel Helps ‘Legacy Project’ Share Inspiring Stories
News: Zylight F8-100 LED Fresnel Helps ‘Legacy Project’ Share Inspiring StoriesHis name was Frank Dymock, and for years he sharpened ice skates out of his garage for families free of charge. Brent Foster, director and cinematographer for Foster Visuals in Wallaceburg, Ontario, grew up in the same town and thought Dymock was an amazing character. Foster planned to capture his story on video, but Dymock became ill and died in late 2014 before Foster had a chance to profile him.
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Band Pro Announces New Sales Manager: Jeffrey A. Reyes
News: Band Pro Announces New Sales Manager: Jeffrey A. ReyesBand Pro Film & Digital, Inc. announced today that Mr. Jeffrey A. Reyes has been appointed Sales Manager at the company’s Burbank headquarters. Coinciding with this, prior Sales Manager Nir Reches has been promoted to Vice President-Key Accounts, in recognition of his 20-years’ excellent service.
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NewFest (New York's LGBT Film Festival) Announces Lineup, Runs October 22-27
News: NewFest (New York's LGBT Film Festival) Announces Lineup, Runs October 22-27The New York Premiere of Peter Greenaway’s “Eisenstein in Guanajuato” Kicks Off Opening Night; U.S. Premiere of “Girls Lost” Set for Closing Night; Todd Haynes’ “Carol” is Festival Centerpiece. The festival is in partnership with Outfest, and presented by HBO
NewFest, in partnership with Outfest, today announced the lineup of their 27th annual celebration of the year’s best LGBT films from around the world. The program of nearly 100 narrative features, documentaries and shorts runs October 22-27 at the newly renovated Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas, and at the recently completed screening room at The LGBT Community Center in New York City. The festival is presented by HBO.
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CINEMATOGRAPHERS GUILD Names Special Awards Recipients
News: CINEMATOGRAPHERS GUILD Names Special Awards RecipientsThe International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has announced the recipients of special awards as part of the ICG’s Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA). These awards will be presented during the ECA opening event at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Los Angeles on September 24. The 19th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards ceremony will be held at the Directors Guild of America Theater on September 27.
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Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon FF-Primes now in Sony E-mount
News: Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon FF-Primes now in Sony E-mountSchneider-Kreuznach adds a choice of Sony E-mount to its growing line of 4K Xenon FF-Prime high-resolution digital cinematography lenses. These professional optics are currently offered in 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, and 100mm focal lengths with 18mm and 135mm coming in 2016.
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SIM Group Signs Lease for New Production Center at Former Eastman Kodak Site; Brings Chainsaw, Sim Digital and Bling Digital Together
News: SIM Group Signs Lease for New Production Center at Former Eastman Kodak Site; Brings Chainsaw, Sim Digital and Bling Digital TogetherState-of-the-art facility, slated to open in 2016, will offer streamlined production and post-production services.
The SIM Group has entered into a long-term lease for a 65,000 square foot space at the historic Eastman Kodak building off Las Palmas in Hollywood. The company will undertake a multi-million dollar build-out of the facility, currently known as Hollywood Office Campus, to house the Los Angeles operations of its companies Chainsaw, SIM Digital and Bling Digital.
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DP Cliff Charles Shoots Amy Schumer HBO Special With Varicam 35
News: DP Cliff Charles Shoots Amy Schumer HBO Special With Varicam 35Director of Photography Cliff Charles selected six VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders for the live shoot of Amy Schumer’s first HBO comedy special at New York’s historic Apollo Theater. Schumer headlines the Comedy Central seriesInside Amy Schumer, and wrote and stars in Judd Apatow’s summer blockbuster Trainwreck. Chris Rock directed the special, which begins airing on HBO Saturday, Oct. 17.
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ASC Calls for Submissions in Television Competition
Awards Gala Set for February 14, 2016
Celebrating 30 years of recognizing outstanding achievements in cinematography, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is now accepting entries in their annual television competition. The two awards in this category are (1) Television Movie, Miniseries or Pilot, and (2) an Episode of a Regular Series. The deadline for submissions is November 2 by noon (PST).
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Transvideo and Aaton Digital announce new technologies
News: Transvideo and Aaton Digital announce new technologiesAt IBC 2015 both Transvideo and Aaton Digital will present new products incorporating latest technologies for the motion picture and broadcast industries, resulting from a collaboration with many cinematographers, camera and lens manufacturers and sound engineers. The connectivity of these products with latest technologies and cameras, remote wireless connections, and the ability to read and record metadata, image & sound have been on the agenda of the teams for years in order to develop high-performance solutions.
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Aaton Digital shows the production model of the new CantarX3 location 24 track digital audio recorder plus new accessories at IBC 2015
News: Aaton Digital shows the production model of the new CantarX3 location 24 track digital audio recorder plus new accessories at IBC 2015Aaton Digital will show the production model of its new CantarX3 location 24 track digital audio recorder along with new accessories for it at IBC 2015. The recorders are now being delivered to the many who pre ordered.
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Tattersall Sound and Picture Unveils Dolby Atmos-Certified Mixing Theater
News: Tattersall Sound and Picture Unveils Dolby Atmos-Certified Mixing TheaterToronto facility creates “immersive” soundtrack for Afghan war drama “Hyena Road” debuting at TIFF.
In a significant boost to its services for movie and television sound, Tattersall Sound and Picture has added Dolby Atmos technology to its largest mixing stage and completed its first project in the immersive sound format. Hyena Road, an Afghan war drama from actor/director Paul Gross (Passchendaele) will make its world premiere this month at the Toronto International Film Festival as a Gala Presentation.
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Filmed Academy Invests In 18 Panasonic Varicam 35 4k Camera/Recorders To Advance Filmmaking Instruction At High School Level
News: Filmed Academy Invests In 18 Panasonic Varicam 35 4k Camera/Recorders To Advance Filmmaking Instruction At High School LevelFilmEd Academy of the Arts (Newport Beach, CA), which for the past 15 years has provided production services and filmmaking training to high schools throughout Orange County, recently added 18 Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to its camera inventory.
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4K Optics Defined to Standing Room Crowd During First-Ever FUJIFILM 4K Day
News: 4K Optics Defined to Standing Room Crowd During First-Ever FUJIFILM 4K DayIt was standing room only at the recent FUJIFILM 4K Day held at the Digital Motion Picture Center (DMPC) in Culver City, California on August 13, with attendees eager to discover what makes a 4K lens truly 4K. The crowd - a cross section of DPs, engineers, company executives, TV and film rental house personnel – got to see the much buzzed about 4K PL-mount Cine-Style and Ultra HD lenses for 2/3-inch broadcast cameras operating side by side and participate in a Q&A following detailed presentations by FUJIFILM executives about the nature of 4K optics.
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Band Pro to Unveil New S35xFF Expander at IBC 2015
News: Band Pro to Unveil New S35xFF Expander at IBC 2015Band Pro Munich GmbH (the European branch of Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc.) will unveil the new IB/E Super 35 to Full Frame Expander at this year’s IBC show. The highly anticipated S35xFF Expander provides full sensor coverage from any S35 lens (including the 8K Weapon sensor), and promises to be a critical addition to the pro cinematography tool kit.
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Award Recipients
Annual SMPTE Awards Ceremony Highlights Leaders and Innovators Behind the Advances in the Motion Imaging Industry
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a 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. 29, at the SMPTE 2015 Awards Ceremony.
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Chainsaw Provides Post Services for Emmy Nominees
News: Chainsaw Provides Post Services for Emmy NomineesPost Factory, Pixel Underground, Bling Digital and SIM Digital also lend their expertise to nominated series, documentaries and specials.
Chainsaw, A SIM Group company, provided post production services for 11 television productions that received a total of 54 nominations in the 67th Emmy® Awards.
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Kodak Announces 2015 Scholarship Winners
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Kodak has named five students as award winners in the 2015 KODAK Scholarship Program, a global competition held annually in collaboration with the University Film and Video Program (UFVF). This year, the Program received a record-breaking number of applications, with over 55 film schools from around the world nominating students for the KODAK Student Scholarship and KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship. Winners received their prizes at the University of Film & Video Association (UFVA) Conference on August 8, at American University in Washington, DC.
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Panasonic's Varicam 35 4k Camera Imager To Receive Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering Excellence Award
News: Panasonic's Varicam 35 4k Camera Imager To Receive Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering Excellence AwardThe Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) has announced that Panasonic is a recipient of the organization's 2015 Engineering Excellence Award for the company's development of the 4K camera imager in its VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder. The coveted honor will be bestowed on November 12, 2015 during the tenth annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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Chicago's Bridges Media Shoots Broadcast Spots For Teeoff.com
News: Chicago's Bridges Media Shoots Broadcast Spots For Teeoff.comBridges Media (Chicago, IL) and post production company, 11 Dollar Bill, recently produced two broadcast commercial spots for TeeOff.com by PGA Tour with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders. The TeeOff.com website, recently acquired in partnership with EZ Links, offers golfers of all experience levels tee times and deals not found anywhere else.
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NEXT 4K Recorder now with Windows 10, plus new camera inputs support
News: NEXT 4K Recorder now with Windows 10, plus new camera inputs supportCinemartin NEXT 4K 4:4:4 Recorder Computer now with Windows 10, SDI, HDMI, plus GigaEthernet cameras & Usb cameras input support.
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Kodak Announces 2015 Scholarship Winners
Kodak and UFVF Honor Students From Singapore, Poland and United States
Kodak has named five students as award winners in the 2015 KODAK Scholarship Program, a global competition held annually in collaboration with the University Film and Video Program (UFVF). This year, the Program received a record-breaking number of applications, with over 55 film schools from around the world nominating students for the KODAK Student Scholarship and KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship. Winners received their prizes at the University of Film & Video Association (UFVA) Conference on August 8, at American University in Washington, DC.
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"Finding Carter" Finds a Home at Chainsaw
News: "Finding Carter" Finds a Home at ChainsawHollywood post-production facility teams with Bling Digital to develop an efficient, smoothly functioning, transcontinental workflow for the hit MTV drama
MTV’s 1-hour drama Finding Carter centers on a girl, played by Kathryn Prescott, who was abducted at age three and as a teenager is reunited with a birth family whom she doesn’t know. Now, in its second season, the show has won critical praise and a growing audience through its provocative take on identity and family relationships.
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Technicolor PostWorks Services Emmy Nominees
News: Technicolor PostWorks Services Emmy Nominees
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FUJINON 4K Ultra HD Series Now Being Delivered
News: FUJINON 4K Ultra HD Series Now Being DeliveredUA22x8 portable zoom and UA80X9 Ultra HD Serieslenses for sports and entertainment applications are available for delivery
Introduced in April during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in April, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation has announced that the first two lenses in its 4K Ultra HD Series for sports and entertainment applications are available for delivery. The UA22x8 is the first portable zoom lens in the series, and the new UA80X9 is the first field lens.
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Sim Group Now Offers Playback Services in Toronto
News: Sim Group Now Offers Playback Services in TorontoA complete solution for film and television productions required 24- or 30-frame playback devices
SIM Digital has brought its industry-leading playback service to Toronto. The service provides customized 24- and 30-frame video and computer playback systems and related services to film and television productions. Playback services are vital to productions that require working computer, televisions or other display systems. SIM has been offering an array of playback services through its Vancouver office for more than ten years.
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Sim Group Now Offers Playback Services in Toronto
A complete solution for film and television productions required 24- or 30-frame playback devices.
SIM Digital has brought its industry-leading playback service to Toronto. The service provides customized 24- and 30-frame video and computer playback systems and related services to film and television productions. Playback services are vital to productions that require working computer, televisions or other display systems. SIM has been offering an array of playback services through its Vancouver office for more than ten years.
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Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading Theater
News: Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading TheaterFacility completes major expansion to support feature and television projects with UHD post services.
Pixel Underground, a SIM Group company, has completed a major facility expansion that includes the addition of a cinema-style 4K grading theatre. The new construction, which also includes a 4K online finishing suite, places the company at the leading edge in color grading and finishing services for motion pictures and television.
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Canon Celebrates Significant Milestone With Production Of 110 Million Interchangable EF Lenses
News: Canon Celebrates Significant Milestone With Production Of 110 Million Interchangable EF LensesCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., will celebrate the achievement of a new lens-manufacturing milestone with the production of the Company’s 110-millionth EF-series interchangeable lens for Canon EOS cameras on June 22, 2015 —an EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra-wide-angle interchangeable zoom lens.
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Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading Theater
News: Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading TheaterFacility completes major expansion to support feature and television projects with UHD post services.
Pixel Underground, a SIM Group company, has completed a major facility expansion that includes the addition of a cinema-style 4K grading theatre. The new construction, which also includes a 4K online finishing suite, places the company at the leading edge in color grading and finishing services for motion pictures and television.
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Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading Theater
News: Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading TheaterFacility completes major expansion to support feature and television projects with UHD post services.
Pixel Underground, a SIM Group company, has completed a major facility expansion that includes the addition of a cinema-style 4K grading theatre. The new construction, which also includes a 4K online finishing suite, places the company at the leading edge in color grading and finishing services for motion pictures and television.
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Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to Panavision
News: Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to PanavisionLeading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems Panavision has augmented its equipment inventory with 10 VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders.
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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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Los Angeles' Alternative Rentals offers Panasonic's VariCam® 35 4K Camera/Recorders
Digital camera rental company Alternative Rentals Digital Cinema (Los Angeles, CA) has augmented its camera offerings with Panasonic VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders.
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International Cinematographers Guild Selects 19th Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awardees
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has named eight honorees for the 19th Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA). The short films will premiere at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles on September 27, 2015. A New York premiere will follow on October 25 at the School of Visual Arts.
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AJA Launches "Summer of Savings" Promotion for CION & Select Ki Pro Products
Amazing New Pricing for the CION Production Camera, Ki Pro Quad, Ki Pro Mini and Ki Pro Recorders
AJA Video Systems today launched the “Summer of Savings” promotion, reducing pricing for the CION production camera, Ki Pro Quad, Ki Pro Mini and Ki Pro recorders. The price for CION is now $4995 US MSRP, which reflects a $4000 price reduction. Ki Pro Quad is now $2995 US MSRP, Ki Pro Mini is $1495 US MSRP, Ki Pro is $2495 US MSRP, and Ki Pro ND is $2295 US MSRP. AJA customers who purchased the CION production camera before May 26, 2015 will receive two AJA Pak 512 SSDs for free, directly from AJA (valued at $2495 MSRP).
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Canon Cameras Catch the Intense Human Emotions of Catfish
Amid the lies and truths of online relationships lurks Catfish, a reality-based documentary series that unites Internet couples that have never actually met. These pairings usually include a “catfish,” who is not quite the person they claimed to be online, and a disappointed “hopeful.” To capture the moments of revelation when both sides finally meet face-to-face the series uses cameras and camcorders from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Although a full-size ENG camera is plainly visible when the production team goes knocking on catfish doors, several smaller, more mobile Canon cameras are also present to provide comprehensive, intimate coverage. These cameras – which are also used to document discussions between the participants filmed in parks, cafes, and homes – include three Canon PowerShot S110 Digital Compact Cameras, two Canon XF105 High Definition camcorders, and an Canon XA25 High Definition camcorder.
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