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Lesli Linka Glatter To Receive 26th Annual Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal
News: Lesli Linka Glatter To Receive 26th Annual Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni MedalPrevious Recipients Include Darren Aronofsky, Anne Garefino, Patty Jenkins, Janusz Kamiński, David Lynch, Terrence Malick and Wally Pfister
The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that celebrated director/producer Lesli Linka Glatter — an alumna of the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) — will receive the 2016 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal. This honor recognizes the extraordinary creative talents of AFI alumni who embody the qualities of filmmaker Franklin J. Schaffner: talent, taste, dedication and commitment to quality storytelling in film and television. Applauding the remarkable talent of the artist affiliated with such influential series as HOMELAND, MAD MEN and TWIN PEAKS, the presentation of the Schaffner Medal will take place at the AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams in Hollywood on June 9, 2016.
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Sony Highlights 4K High Dynamic Range at NAB 2016
Sony’s enhanced 4K HDR system delivers end-to-end 4K HDR live and content production workflows for the broadcast industry
Sony is announcing five key additions to its industry-leading line up of 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) production equipment for content and live production. These new products join solutions already being used within 4K HDR workflows at high profile live music, theater and sports events, blockbuster movies and landmark TV shows around the world.
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Zylight Pro-Panel LED Lights Shine at NAB 2016
News: Zylight Pro-Panel LED Lights Shine at NAB 2016Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will showcase its new Pro-Panel™ variable color LED soft light at the 2016 NAB Show (Booth 5049), which runs April 18-21 in Las Vegas, Nev. Available in 1x2 and 2x2 configurations, the Pro-Panel provides the cool operation, energy savings, and long life of LED technology, while eliminating the harsh glare and multiple shadow effects often associated with budget LED panel lights.
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Bling Digital's Jesse Korosi to Discuss Digital Workflows at NAB 2016
News: Bling Digital's Jesse Korosi to Discuss Digital Workflows at NAB 2016Bling Digital Director of Workflow Services Jesse Korosi will take part in an NAB Show Live panel discussion on Digital Workflows at the 2016 NAB Show. Korosi will discuss how production and post-production workflows are changing, the challenges they present, and how Bling Digital is meeting those challenges. The session is scheduled for Thursday, April 21st at noon, and will be broadcast online at nabshow.com and broadcastbeat.com.
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Cinematographers Guild Announces NAB Show Lineup
Members of the International Cinematographers Guild will be involved in more than two dozen events at the NAB Show this year, in addition to the Guild's previously announced hosted panels: Catnapped! Key and Peele's 'Keanu' (April 19, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM) and Drones: Opening New Vistas to Content (April 20, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM). The Keanu session will focus on on the creative collaboration between director Peter Atencio and cinematographer Jas Shelton when they worked together on Keanu. The second panel is a super session about filmmaking with drones, the new tool in the storyteller's toolbox. Panelists will delve into pre-production and production, technology, safety and permitting.
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Sachtler's Bestselling Video 18 Fluid Head Undergoes A Major Update In Time For NAB 2016
News: Sachtler's Bestselling Video 18 Fluid Head Undergoes A Major Update In Time For NAB 2016NAB 2016, Booth 6025
Sachtler, a premier provider of camera supports, accessories, and bags and a Vitec Videocom brand, is upgrading their bestselling fluid head to introduce the Video 18 S2. Thanks to this new model, the Video 18 S2, users will now be able to handle a greater load bearing capacity of up to 20 kg, which is 4 kg more payload than the Video 18 S1. With this improvement, the Video 18 S2 is now the only head in its class that can operate at -40 to +60 degrees centigrade without any impact on its smooth operation.
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Codex Production Suite 4.5 delivers one workflow and new pricing for DITs
News: Codex Production Suite 4.5 delivers one workflow and new pricing for DITsCodex (www.codex.online) is launching Codex Production Suite 4.5, the all-in-one software package enabling the colour grading, review, metadata management, transcoding, QC and archiving of media generated by the latest digital cinematography cameras. From ingest to post production, Codex Production Suite 4.5 now provides one workflow for multiple types of camera, from ARRI ALEXA 65 to GoPro, resulting in no more snowflake workflows, and no need to reinvent the wheel on every production – just a single, simple, secure and affordable workflow. Codex Production Suite 4.5 will launch at NAB 2016, Codex booth #SL6828.
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Aaton Digital presents the complete CantarX3 package at NAB 2016
News: Aaton Digital presents the complete CantarX3 package at NAB 2016Aaton Digital presents the complete CantarX3 package at NAB 2016 with the Cantarem2 mixing panel and also launches the new Cantaress advanced mixing surface; NAB Booth #N3436
Aaton Digital will present the complete CantarX3 digital sound recorder package at NAB 2016, including the new Cantarem2 and recorder accessories, and will also launch a completely new advanced mixing surface, the Cantaress. Last but not least you will enjoy the new Majax with Mac0S and Windows version.
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Cooke Optics Teases Specifications of Second New Anamorphic/i Zoom Lens at NAB 2016
News: Cooke Optics Teases Specifications of Second New Anamorphic/i Zoom Lens at NAB 2016Cooke announces 45-405mm Anamorphic/i zoom lens; 35-140mm wide angle Anamorphic/i zoom lens also on display for first time
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is pleased to reveal details about its second new front Anamorphic/i zoom lens at NAB 2016. The new 45-405mm zoom lens will be announced, while the new 35-140mm Anamorphic/i wide angle zoom will be available to view for the first time, with deliveries expected to start over the summer. The last of the original 10 prime lens focal lengths, announced two years ago - the 300mm Anamorphic/i lens - will also be on display on Booth C8344, with deliveries starting after the show.
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FUJIFILM’S New UA13x4.5 Wide Angle UHD Lens Brings Full Optical Quality to 2/3-inch 4K Cameras
News: FUJIFILM’S New UA13x4.5 Wide Angle UHD Lens Brings Full Optical Quality to 2/3-inch 4K CamerasAt the upcoming NAB Show, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will introduce the FUJINON UA13x4.5 wide angle Ultra HD (UHD) lens. Part of the company’s flagship UA Series of 4K+ 2/3” lenses, the world’s first designed specifically for UHD broadcast applications, the UA13x delivers true 4K optical quality to 2/3-inch 4K ENG cameras and camcorders. The wide angle UA13x4.5 wide angle can be seen along with the complete FUJINON Premier 4K+ product family at Booth C7125 during the NAB Show, running from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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New FUJINON UA107x is Industry’s Longest, Widest 4K UHD Lens
News: New FUJINON UA107x is Industry’s Longest, Widest 4K UHD LensGround-Breaking Lens Delivers Crisp 4K Images across Entire Zoom Range, Better Color Capture, and High Dynamic Range
At the NAB Show next week, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will introduce its cutting-edge FUJINON UA107x8.4 (UA107x) broadcast lens - the longest and widest 4K lens ever created for Ultra HD (UHD) broadcast applications. The UA107x 4K UHD lens can be seen along with the complete FUJINON Premier 4K product family at Booth C7125 during the NAB Show, running from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Destined to set a new standard for 4K UHD and HD production worldwide, the UA107x provides superb 4K optical quality across the entire zoom focal range - a hallmark of the FUJINON ZK series of Cine-Style lenses.
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TRANSVIDEO’S NEW PRODUCTS ON SHOW AT NAB 2016 in Central Hall
News: TRANSVIDEO’S NEW PRODUCTS ON SHOW AT NAB 2016 in Central Hall
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SHOTOVER Introduces New, Broadcaster-Optimized SHOTOVER F1 LIVE
News: SHOTOVER Introduces New, Broadcaster-Optimized SHOTOVER F1 LIVEPRNewswire/ -- SHOTOVER, the maker of high performance stabilization platforms, announced today it will be unveiling a variant of its popular SHOTOVER F1 gyro-stabilized camera platform at NAB called the SHOTOVER F1 LIVE. Designed to meet the specific needs of the broadcast and ENG markets, the new system comes fully configured and set up from the factory with the customer's broadcast camera and lens system of choice.
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ASC Panel at NAB Will Explore A BEAUTIFUL PLANET with James Neihouse
News: ASC Panel at NAB Will Explore A BEAUTIFUL PLANET with James NeihouseThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will put James Neihouse, ASC in the spotlight to discuss his experience making the IMAX film A Beautiful Planet. The panel, moderated by journalist David Heuring, is part of the Creative Master Series at The National Associations of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas. It will be held on Monday, April 18 from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. in room S220 at the convention center. Neihouse will reveal his multi-year preparations and last-minute adaptations for this IMAX-NASA collaboration, which will be released exclusively in IMAX and IMAX 3D theaters beginning April 29.
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Deluxe's Company 3 Returns To Tribeca Film Festival As Sponsor
Celebrates With Awards Sponsorships, Parties, Filmmakers' Lounge Activation
Deluxe's Company 3, a leading international color grading and finishing house for feature films, commercials and TV, is proud to announce its return to the Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, which runs Wednesday, April 13th through Sunday, April 24th. Company 3 is sponsoring the Awards for Best Cinematography in U.S. Narrative and in International Narrative Competition, with a grant of $50,000 worth of post production services to each recipient.
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SIM Group Promotes Chris Parker and Bill DeRonde to Key Executive Positions
News: SIM Group Promotes Chris Parker and Bill DeRonde to Key Executive PositionsParker, as Chief Business Development Officer, and DeRonde, as President of Post Production, will work to integrate the company’s production and post-production operations across the U.S. and Canada.
The SIM Group today announces the promotion of two senior executives: Chris Parker will serve as Chief Business Development Officer and Bill DeRonde will act as President of Post Production. The strategic moves will unify the company’s North American operating units that service film and television productions with everything from camera rental and grip and lighting packages to a full range of post-production services.
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Native Content Expands Directorial Roster with Three New Signings
News: Native Content Expands Directorial Roster with Three New SigningsNew Talent Includes Rich Lee, Russ Lamoureux, and Sibling Duo The Cronenweths
Commercial production company Native Content today announced a significant expansion of its directorial roster, welcoming new talent Rich Lee, Russ Lamoureux, and sibling duo The Cronenweths. The new signings join Ben Jacks, Tom Dey, and creative collective The Work on Native’s carefully curated boutique roster.
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FUJIFILM's Optical Devices Division to Intro PL 20-120mm Cabrio Zoom
News: FUJIFILM's Optical Devices Division to Intro PL 20-120mm Cabrio ZoomAt the upcoming NAB Show, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will introduce its FUJINON Premier PL 20-120mm Cabrio XK (XK6x20) zoom; destined to be the next ‘go to’ lens for cine operations big and small. Designed for the video production and PL cine markets, this 20-120mm Cabrio features a T stop of T3.5 end-to-end, a 20-120mm focal range, and industry-proven Cabrio flexibility - at an affordable price. It is also equipped with a unique detachable servo drive unit, making it suitable for use as an ENG-style or standard PL lens. Weighing just 2.9kgs, the new Cabrio can be seen along with the complete FUJINON line up at Booth C7125 during the NAB Show, which runs this month, from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Argentina’s Julián Apezteguia brings life to Pablo Trapero’s award-winning 1980's period piece El Clan with Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses
News: Argentina’s Julián Apezteguia brings life to Pablo Trapero’s award-winning 1980's period piece El Clan with Cooke Anamorphic/i lensesCooke lenses bring cinematic film feel to Alexa XT digital cinematography
When Director of Photography Julián Apezteguia, ADF (La Asociación de Autores de Fotografía Cinematográfica Argentina — Argentinian Society of Cinematographers) got the chance to work with Director Pablo Trapero for the second time, on the director's latest film El Clan — a dark story set in the 1980's about a family of kidnappers and murderers — they used a full range of Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses to give the film a “strong optical personality”.
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Cinematographers Guild Announces NAB Panels (Key & Peele | Drones)
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) will host two sessions at the 2016 NAB Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. One will be a light-hearted look at Key and Peele’s cinematic debut, Keanu for Warner Bros., in which the hapless duo infiltrates a vicious gang to find their adorable ‘catnapped’ kitten. The other will explore one of the most exciting developments in film technology — drones.
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Schneider Optics’ Industry First 1-Stop Circular Pol and More Filters At NAB Booth #C6037
News: Schneider Optics’ Industry First 1-Stop Circular Pol and More Filters At NAB Booth #C6037Schneider Optics is headlining its 2016 NAB booth # C6037 with a line up of new front-of-the-lens filters starting with the first 1-Stop Circular Polarizer designed for professional cinematography. With a mere single-stop exposure loss, it is the solution for today’s popular low-light shooting, while providing polarizer efficiency that is magnitudes better than linear polarizers. With the 1-Stop Circular Pol, glare and reflections are minimized while full color saturation remains, minus any of the inconsistencies of linear polarizers. It is available in popular sizes including 4x4, 4x5.65, 6.6x6.6 and custom.
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Schneider Optics’ Industry First 1-Stop Circular Pol and More Filters At NAB Booth #C6037
News: Schneider Optics’ Industry First 1-Stop Circular Pol and More Filters At NAB Booth #C6037Schneider Optics is headlining its 2016 NAB booth # C6037 with a line up of new front-of-the-lens filters starting with the first 1-Stop Circular Polarizer designed for professional cinematography. With a mere single-stop exposure loss, it is the solution for today’s popular low-light shooting, while providing polarizer efficiency that is magnitudes better than linear polarizers. With the 1-Stop Circular Pol, glare and reflections are minimized while full color saturation remains, minus any of the inconsistencies of linear polarizers. It is available in popular sizes including 4x4, 4x5.65, 6.6x6.6 and custom.
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ZOO Digital to unveil the industry’s first secure screener for home TV streaming at NAB 2016
News: ZOO Digital to unveil the industry’s first secure screener for home TV streaming at NAB 2016At NAB 2016 next month in Las Vegas, ZOO Digital will unveil ZOOscreen, designed to stream screeners and bring the big screen experience to the homes of TV and movie judges. ZOOscreen, powered and protected by revolutionary ZOOcloud, provides an ultra-secure way for content holders to showcase TV and movie screeners to authorized clients, prospects and judging panels by streaming directly to large screen, internet-connected HD TVs.
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Drone Dudes Takes Flight With Switronix’s Hypercore Slim
News: Drone Dudes Takes Flight With Switronix’s Hypercore SlimProduction Company Selects Low-Profile, Durable Batteries to Power Aerial Cinematography
When director Andrew H. Petersen founded his Drone Dudes production company in 2005, he combined his unique experience in RC (remote control) and drone technology with his talents in filmmaking. Today, Petersen uses the Hypercore SLIM battery packs from Switronix, a leader in battery and charging solutions for the Digital Cinema and Professional Video industry, to power the array of handheld cameras for his unique aerial projects.
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Band Pro To Showcase FF Primes, VR, and Custom Dollies at NAB 2016
News: Band Pro To Showcase FF Primes, VR, and Custom Dollies at NAB 2016Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. will be featuring new lens, camera support, and Virtual Reality technology at this year’s NAB show. Band Pro will be in Booth #C10408, directly adjacent to the Sony booth in the central hall.
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Pixel Underground Applies Creative Touch to AHC Documentary "Justice for MLK"
News: Pixel Underground Applies Creative Touch to AHC Documentary "Justice for MLK"Facility’s graphics teams produces intricately animated graphics to help illustrate the story of the King assassination as part of a complete package of post services.
Final post production for Justice for MLK: The Hunt for James Earl Ray, a two-hour documentary that premiered recently on the American Heroes Channel, was completed at Pixel Underground, a SIM Group company. The facility handled online, final color grading and deliverables. It also provided graphics services, creating the main title as well as dozens of artfully animated elements that appear throughout the show.
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First Live 4K Broadcast Made Possible with MTVG's 39 Flex and FUJINON Lenses
News: First Live 4K Broadcast Made Possible with MTVG's 39 Flex and FUJINON LensesWhen the world's best golfers tee it up at the Augusta National course on April 7, U.S. viewers can experience for the first time the astonishing nuance and detail of live 4K television. Essential to this groundbreaking event is the mobile production unit launched at the Masters by Denver-based Mobile TV Group. MTVG's 39 Flex truck features twelve Sony HDC4300L 2/3 inch 4K Ultra High-Definition super slo-mo cameras with High Dynamic Range for accurate reproduction of light conditions from bright sunlight to dark shadows. The cameras are matched with FUJINON 4K UHD/HDR lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM of North America. The 53-foot double expando unit is ideal for both sports and entertainment productions, boasting up to 48 4K inputs (or 192 inputs in HD). The FUJINON lenses on the 39 Flex are also compatible with Grass Valley LDX cameras on the firm’s other mobile units.
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Director Julien Rocher Joins Troll Pictures
News: Director Julien Rocher Joins Troll PicturesLos Angeles-based commercial production company Tröll Pictures today announces the addition of Julien Rocher to its directorial roster. Rocher is an accomplished filmmaker with an eye for cinematic visuals that demand repeat viewings.
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Go Creative Show // The Stop Motion Cinematography of Anomalisa
News: Go Creative Show // The Stop Motion Cinematography of AnomalisaJoe Passarelli is the Cinematographer of the stop motion masterpiece and Academy Wward nominee Anomalisa. Joe and Creative Show host Ben Consoli discuss the challenges and rewards of shooting stop motion, his camera and lighting choices, working with miniature sets, and the patience needed to pull it all off. We also discuss the humble beginnings of Anomalisa and how kickstarter brought it to life. Esquire magazine raves about Anomalisa as “The most human movie of the year. And it doesn’t star a single human.” Says host Ben Consoli, "I couldn't agree more."
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Honor Society Signs Director Jonathan Yi
News: Honor Society Signs Director Jonathan YiNewly-launched prodco signs documentary talent with feature Mad Tiger releasing this month
Bicoastal production Honor Society has signed director Jonathan Yi for U.S. commercial representation. Accomplished documentary filmmaker Yi is a revered talent in the documentary feature space, with his new film Mad Tiger being heralded as one of the “Top 10 Documentaries to Watch” by Indiewire. Mad Tiger will launch in select theaters on March 20th. The feature-length documentary follows two band mates, Yellow (Kengo Hioki) and Red (Kotaro Tsukada), best friends who have been touring the U.S. as part of the performance-art punk band called Peelander-Z for the last 15 years.
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Nancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA with Panasonic VariCam
News: Nancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA with Panasonic VariCamNancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA Celebrating International Women’s Day with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Cinema Camera/Recorders
Award-winning cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, ASC recently shot a two-minute public service announcement for YouTube with a pair of Panasonic VariCam 35 cinema camera/recorders. Honoring this week’s International Women’s Day, the spot profiles seven YouTube creators from around the world who serve as Change Ambassadors in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign, using their voices to stand up for gender equality. See the PSA here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAHDs83-YTc&feature=youtu.be.
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Top UK Colorist Adam Inglis Launches U.S. Career through Post Factory NY
News: Top UK Colorist Adam Inglis Launches U.S. Career through Post Factory NYGrades indie films “Little Men” and “Breakable You.”
British colorist Adam Inglis, whose credits include such features as Far From the Madding Crowd, Mr. Turner and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, as well as the television mini-series Wolf Hall, has allied with Post FactoryNY, a SIM Group company, for U.S.-based feature and television projects. He has already completed two projects through Post FactoryNY, performing final grading for the independent films Little Men and Breakable You.
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Graeme Parcher Joins SIM Digital, Los Angeles, as General Manager
News: Graeme Parcher Joins SIM Digital, Los Angeles, as General ManagerThe SIM Group has appointed former Kodak executive Graeme Parcher as General Manager of the Los Angeles office of its SIM Digital division, a supplier of camera systems and related gear to motion picture and television productions. Parcher will oversee operations; manage relations with studios, independent producers and other key clients; and develop strategies for growth.
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AFI Alumnus Wins Best Picture Oscar
SPOTLIGHT Producer Steve Golin Takes Night's Top Honor; AFI Alumni on Film Also Include Cinematographer and Boston Globe Journalist
The American Film Institute is proud to highlight the AFI Conservatory alumni featured in the 88th Academy Awards®, which followed an unprecedented awards season run for AFI graduates. Producer Steve Golin (AFI Class of 1981) received the Best Picture Oscar® at night's end for SPOTLIGHT. The film's credits also include cinematographer Masanobu Takayanagi (AFI Class of 2002) with a special thanks to Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe journalist Michael Rezendes (AFI Class of 1999), whose character is played by Mark Ruffalo in the film.
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Cooke Optics Appoints Rich Eilers as ZGC Director of Sales - Americas
News: Cooke Optics Appoints Rich Eilers as ZGC Director of Sales - AmericasCooke Optics' ZGC, the American distributor for the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television has appointed Rich Eilers to the role of Director of Sales, effective from 29 February 2016.
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FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division Moves LA Office to Cypress, CA
News: FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division Moves LA Office to Cypress, CAThe Los Angeles area office of the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America has relocated from its current Redondo Beach location to the FUJIFILM west coast headquarters in Cypress, CA. The new location details for the Optical Devices Division’s Western Regional Sales and Service office are as follows:
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Tattersall Sound & Picture Wins CAS Award; Garners Six Canadian Screen Award Sound Nominations and Three MPSE Nominations
News: Tattersall Sound & Picture Wins CAS Award; Garners Six Canadian Screen Award Sound Nominations and Three MPSE NominationsSound nods come for features Hyena Road and Into the Forest as well as television shows The Book of Negroes, Songs of Freedom, Vikings and Fargo.
Sound artists from Tattersall Sound & Picture, a SIM Group company won a 2016 Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Award last night for their work on Fargo. Re-Recording Mixers Kirk Lynds and Martin Lee were honored for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Television Movie or Mini-Series for Fargo, Season 2, Episode 5. They shared the award with Production Mixer Michael Playfair CAS.
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Go Creative Show - The Witch!
News: Go Creative Show - The Witch!Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli invites cinematographer Jarin Blaschke on the show to talk about his brilliantly haunting film The Witch. Recently named one of the 10 Cinematographers To Watch by Variety, Jarin shares his techniques, camera choices, and more.
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Transvideo’s Latest Products On Show At BVE 2016
News: Transvideo’s Latest Products On Show At BVE 2016See these Transvideo products with Tiffen International on stand Q10 and on the ARRI stand J30 at BVE Expo 2016 at London’s ExCel, 23rd-25th February
Don’t miss seeing Transvideo’s latest and greatest products on show at BVE Expo 2016.
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PS Production Services Supports "Deadpool" in Vancouver
News: PS Production Services Supports "Deadpool" in VancouverPS Production Services provided lighting, power, dolly and grip equipment for Deadpool, the comic book thriller from 20th Century Fox opening internationally this month. PS supported the production during two & half months of shooting on location in Vancouver. The shoot included a spectacular crash sequence staged on the Georgia Viaduct, near the city’s downtown. Deadpool smashed records, garnering $260 million at the box office worldwide for its opening weekend.
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AFI Conservatory Alumni Win Big at BAFTA Awards, Sundance and More
Most Recent Alumni Honors Include Major Wins from BAFTA, Sundance, WGA and More
With the awards season now in its final weeks, the American Film Institute is proud to share the latest accomplishments of AFI Conservatory alumni.
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THE REVENANT Wins American Society of Cinematographers Theatrical Award
News: THE REVENANT Wins American Society of Cinematographers Theatrical AwardCASANOVA and MARCO POLO Take Top Honors in TV Categories; MACBETH and SON OF SAUL Tie for Spotlight Award
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Vanja Cernjul, ASC, HFS; Pierre Gill, CSC; Adam Arkapaw, ACS; and Mátyás Erdély, HSC earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 30th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony took place here Sunday night at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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SIM Group Supports Women in Film's Public Service Support for Discovery Eye Foundation
News: SIM Group Supports Women in Film's Public Service Support for Discovery Eye FoundationSIM Digital, Bling Digital and Chainsaw provide camera, dailies and post services for PSA highlighting the need for early detection of macular degeneration
A simple walk in a park can prove heartbreaking for sufferers of age-related macular degenerative disease as vividly represented in a public service announcement produced by Women in Film for the Discovery Eye Foundations Macular Degeneration Partnership. The SIM Group, through its SIM Digital, Bling Digital and Chainsaw divisions, donated a variety of goods and services toward the production of the PSA, which stresses the importance of early detection in avoiding the worst consequences of a disease that affects some 15 million Americans.
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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 Academy Award Best Picture "Spotlight"
News: PostFactoryNY Hosts Post-Production of Academy Award Best Picture "Spotlight"Spotlight, 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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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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Drones/UAVs, Cameras, and Beyond: Douglas Spotted EagleDrones/UAVs, Cameras, and Beyond: Douglas Spotted Eagle
When longtime Creative COW leader Douglas Spotted Eagle recently approached us with a suggestion to add a Drones/UAV forum to our extensive cinematography and videography communities, it immediately made perfect sense. And who better than Douglas to host? We also took this opportunity to speak to Douglas about the sweep of his career, from Grammy Award-winning musician and producer, through editing, cameras, training, consulting, to now, as an early adopter and advocate for UAVs.
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Drone Rules Suck...and Why You Want ThemDrone Rules Suck...and Why You Want Them
Rules! Why do we need so many rules for drones? Pilot, skydiver, and drone operator Douglas Spotted Eagle agrees, “Some of the UAV/drone rules and laws are not only unreasonable but downright ineffective,” but when you look more closely from a pilot’s eye view, they start to make much more sense. Starting with this principle: common sense isn’t all that common!
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School, Teachers, Italian Neorealism & a Few Soviet FilmsSchool, Teachers, Italian Neorealism & a Few Soviet Films
In this exclusive interview, generously granted to Creative COW by the Gamma and Density Journal, during his lifetime, Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC, sat down with Yuri Neyman, ASC to talk about his life as a cinematographer. We remember the genius.
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Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC, 1930 - 2016 - Remembering the GeniusVilmos Zsigmond, ASC, 1930 - 2016 - Remembering the Genius
Winner of an Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the long list of official accolades for Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC doesn't begin to illustrate the impact his work has had on generations of artists around the world. Friend, colleague, and Global Cinematography Institute co-founder Yuri Neyman, ASC shares some of his memories with us.
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Why the Academy Awards Matter for Gender Equality in Hollywood
"I hadn't even heard of that movie until the nominations." "Oh, it's Oscar nominated? I'll have to see it." "I need to see all the best picture nominees before the Oscars are on!" How many times do you hear these things during awards season? All the time? And then also...
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Shane Hurlbut, ASC workshop tour review: Mesa, AZ September 16, 2014
Shane Hurlbut, ASC workshop tour review: Mesa, AZ September 16, 2014 http://www.hurlbutvisuals.com/blog/2014/09/illumination-experience-tour/ http://illumination.mzed.com/reserve-now I have been following Shane's blog for a few years now and saw that he was conducting a seminar series “the illumination experience tour” and it was coming through Phoenix AZ. I thought about it for a...
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