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Registration Open for 2017 HPA Tech Retreat UK
Registration Open for 2017 HPA Tech Retreat UKHPA has opened registration for the 2017 HPA Tech Retreat UK, presented in association with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE®). The Tech Retreat attracts a high-level roster of engineering, technology, creative and business leaders who gather to confer on the trends and technologies of the future, while tackling the issues of the present from fresh perspectives. The HPA Tech Retreat UK takes place 11 to 13 July, and is returning to the Heythrop Park resort in Oxfordshire.
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SMPTE® Announces Program Details for Fifth Annual Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) Conference
SMPTE® Announces Program Details for Fifth Annual Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) Conference
With Theme of 'Redefining the Entertainment Experience,' Annual Event Will Take Place May 8-9 at Microsoft's Silicon Valley Campus
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced program details for the Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference, May 8-9 at the Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus in Mountain View, California. Entitled "Redefining the Entertainment Experience," this year's conference will explore emerging technologies' impact on current and future delivery of compelling connected entertainment experiences.
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Cinematographers Guild to Host VR Panel at VRLA Trade Show, April 14
Cinematographers Guild to Host VR Panel at VRLA Trade Show, April 14The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE, ICG Local 600) will host a production panel at the Virtual Reality Trade Show and Conference (VRLA) on Friday, April 14, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Time TBD) The session, which is part of the VRLA’s professional programming, will be moderated by Michael Chambliss, a technology specialist and ICG business representative whose main focus is on production technologies impacting directors of photography and their camera crews for both film and television.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK Opens Call for Proposals
HPA Tech Retreat UK Opens Call for Proposals
Top Tech Gathering Returns to Oxfordshire 11-13 July
During the 2017 HPA Tech Retreat, the dates and the call for proposals for the HPA Tech Retreat UK were announced by SMPTE Education Vice President Richard Welsh, co-chair of the HPA Tech Retreat UK, alongside HPA President Seth Hallen and Barbara Lange, executive director of SMPTE and HPA. Like its US counterpart, the HPA Tech Retreat UK is a pivotal gathering for those engaged in the many disciplines supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content across dynamic distribution environments. The HPA Tech Retreat UK returns to Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire from 11-13 July, with a multifaceted programme and event lineup.
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SMPTE® Hollywood Section to Explore Laser Projection at February Meeting
SMPTE® Hollywood Section to Explore Laser Projection at February MeetingThe Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology; today announced that its February meeting, scheduled for Monday the 27th, will focus on laser projection.
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SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal Earns Regional STC Honors
SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal Earns Regional STC Honors
SMPTE Publication Is Recognized for Technical Content, Achievement of Purpose, and Technical Execution, Advances to International Competition
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that its SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal has earned a Distinction Award from the New York Metro, Philadelphia Metro, Atlanta, and Rochester Chapters of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). By receiving this honor in the STC regional competition, in which entries are judged on technical content, achievement of purpose, and technical execution, the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal advances to the STC International Summit Awards (ISA) competition.
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Art Directors Guild To Host Oscar® Panel With Production Design Nominees
Art Directors Guild To Host Oscar® Panel With Production Design Nominees
OSCAR®-NOMINATED PRODUCTION DESIGNERS AND SET DECORATORS TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON FEBRUARY 25 AT EGYPTIAN THEATRE
This year’s Oscar®-nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators from Arrival; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; Hail,Caesar!; La La Land and Passengers will discuss their craft at the 11th Annual Art of Production Design Oscar Panel presented by the Art Directors Guild and Set Decorators Society of America’s on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 3 p.m. The panel will be held at the Egyptian Theatre and is produced in association with the American Cinematheque and is sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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SMPTE Partners With 2017 NAB Show to Produce the Future of Cinema Conference
SMPTE Partners With 2017 NAB Show to Produce the Future of Cinema Conference
Two-Day Conference During the 2017 NAB Show to Offer Expert Presentations on the Technical, Creative, and Business Drivers Shaping the Cinema Industry
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today released details about the 2017 NAB Show's "Future of Cinema Conference: The Intersection of Technology, Art, & Commerce in Cinema," produced in partnership with SMPTE. Scheduled for April 22-23 during the 2017 NAB Show, the conference will feature two full days of expert presentations delving into how technical innovation, artistic intent, and evolving consumption and business models will interact to shape the future of cinema.
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South Lake Audio Services' Mixers Keith Rogers and Scott Weber Garner CAS Award Nomination for HBO's WESTWORLD
South Lake Audio Services' Mixers Keith Rogers and Scott Weber Garner CAS Award Nomination for HBO's WESTWORLDSouth Lake Audio Services Re-Recording Mixers Keith Rogers, CAS and Scott Weber have received a nomination in the Cinema Audio Society’s 53rd CAS Awards for their work on the HBO television series WESTWORLD. They share the nomination with Production Mixer John Pritchett, CAS; ADR Mixer Mark Kondracki and Foley Mixer Geordy Sincavage. The nomination, in the category Television – 1 Hour, comes for the series' pilot episode, The Original.
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Fletcher Brings Expansive Cinema and Broadcast Lens Expertise to FUJIFILM
Fletcher Brings Expansive Cinema and Broadcast Lens Expertise to FUJIFILM
Fletcher Joins the Optical Devices Division as Director of Sales
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM has appointed Tom Fletcher as Director of Sales. In his new role, Fletcher will oversee sales and promotion of broadcast and cinema lenses in North America. Working under the guidance of division Vice President Gordon Tubbs, Fletcher will lead the sales efforts of six regional managers in North America. Fletcher’s position is effective immediately.
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Sound Mixer Steven Morrow Earns Oscar Nomination For Jazzing Up Track Counts on the Set of La La Land with Sound Devices
Sound Mixer Steven Morrow Earns Oscar Nomination For Jazzing Up Track Counts on the Set of La La Land with Sound Devices
Two 970 recorders help capture every musical note from instruments, singers, and actors alike when a jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in L.A.
From an early age, production sound mixer, Steven A. Morrow, CAS, knew that his passion for movies would lead to a career in the entertainment industry. What began as a teenage hobby making films has since turned into a full-time career recording sound for a wide range of prominent films and television series, including the critically acclaimed musical comedy La La Land, which has earned him an Oscar® nomination for Best Sound Mixing and other prestigious award nominations from the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
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SMPTE's Nomination of Andy Maltz as ISO/TC 36 Chair for 2018-2020 Receives Final Approval
SMPTE's Nomination of Andy Maltz as ISO/TC 36 Chair for 2018-2020 Receives Final Approval
Managing Director of the Academy's Science and Technology Council Will Take on Chair-Elect Role as Current Chair Julian Pinn Concludes His Tenure
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced final approval of its nomination of Andy Maltz as 2018-2020 chair of ISO/TC 36, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) group dedicated to cinematography. Maltz, who is managing director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Science and Technology Council, will serve as chair-elect in 2017 as SMPTE Member Julian Pinn, the current chair, serves out his term after nine years in the role.
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Call for Papers Extended for SMPTE Australia 2017 (SMPTE17)
Proposals for Papers, Sessions, and Workshops for Delivery at the Biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition, 18-21 July in Sydney, Will Now Be Accepted Until 3 February
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organisation whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that the SMPTE Australia Section has extended the call-for-proposals deadline for the SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE17). The new deadline for proposal submissions is the close of business on 3 February.
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13th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Wrap-up
13th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Wrap-up3-D SPACE, Stereo Sisters, and the LA 3-D Club are pleased to announce the winners of The 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival. The festival’s mission is to showcase the best independent stereoscopic 3-D filmmaking from around the world. This year’s fest took place on Dec 8th-11th, 2016 at several venues in the greater Los Angeles area.
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SMPTE Reveals Finalists for the Vista Project Student Filmmaking Competition
SMPTE Reveals Finalists for the Vista Project Student Filmmaking Competition
Project Submissions by Ian Job, Shane Murphy, and Jon Navarro Selected in Competition to Create Interactive Short Featuring TimePlay Technology
TimePlay Inc., a leader in the interactive second screen industry, and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced the selection of three student filmmaker finalists in the Vista Project, a new big-screen interactive storytelling competition for students.
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Band Pro Delivers First Hollywood IB/E Raptor Lenses to Imagecraft
Band Pro Delivers First Hollywood IB/E Raptor Lenses to ImagecraftRaptor lenses have landed in Hollywood, with the first set being presented to Imagecraft Productions today at Band Pro’s annual One World Open House event. These new macro prime lenses from German manufacturer IB/E Optics have started delivering worldwide, and are now available for rent in Hollywood for the first time. The Raptor macro lens family consists of 3 focal lengths: 100mm, 150mm, and 180mm initially. Raptors provide full sensor coverage for the Red 8K Weapon.
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Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA Awards
Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA Awards
Coveted Honors Shine Spotlight on Creative Excellence in Post Production
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) announced the winners of the 2016 HPA Awards (#hpaawards) during a gala celebration tonight at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The HPA Awards recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in the creation of feature films, television, commercials, and entertainment content enjoyed around the world.
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"FUJINON Days" Held in U.S. and Abroad
"FUJINON Days"  Held in U.S. and Abroad
Cinematographers and Optical Technicians Put Premier and Cabrio Zooms through their Paces during Educational Seminars
As part of the company’s overall initiative to increase awareness of its Cine-Style zooms among Cinematographers, Camera Operators and Camera Assistants throughout the world, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM, FUJINON has embarked on a series of hands-on, educational seminars. Based on initial reviews from leading feature film and episodic cinematographers as well as rental house lens technicians at each of the regional events, this series has the potential for a long run.
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SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Celebrates Industry's Past, Present, and Future
SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Celebrates Industry's Past, Present, and Future
Keynote and Technical Program Offer Familiar Look Back and Inspiring Look Ahead; Event Concludes With Star-Studded SMPTE Centennial Gala
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016), held on Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California, drew nearly 2,500 registered attendees for a landmark event featuring 72 expert presentations and more than 108 exhibitors spread across two exhibit halls. This year's event culminated with the SMPTE Centennial Gala, a celebration of the Society's 100th birthday.
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Band Pro Celebrates French Cinema at Open House 2016
Band Pro Celebrates French Cinema at Open House 2016
Pierre-William Glenn, AFC -- the former President of the French Society of Cinematographers, known for Truffaut’s Day for Night, among many others -- will attend and will be honored for his contributions to cinema.
Band Pro’s annual One World Open House event will take place on Thursday 12/8/2016; and this year will celebrate French cinema. Esteemed French Director & Cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn, AFC will be in attendance and will be honored for his contributions to the cinematic arts. Pierre-William is the former President of the French Society of Cinematographers, and known of his work on such films as Truffaut’s Day for Night, Coup de Torchon, and Small Change, among many others.
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Young Entertainment Professionals Inaugural Class Makes the Connection at 2016 SMPTE Annual Conference
Young Entertainment Professionals Inaugural Class Makes the Connection at 2016 SMPTE Annual Conference
A full day of mentorship and community for tomorrow’s industry leaders from HPA and SMPTE
The inaugural class of the Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) Program launched last week during the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood. Sponsored by the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) and SMPTE, YEP was created to encourage worthy individuals to follow a career in the media content industry and support them with connection and community. The first YEP group included applicants from a variety of disciplines and locales.
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Keynotes Announced for SMPTE 2016
Keynotes Announced for SMPTE 2016
Douglas Trumbull and Robert Seidel to Captivate With Past, Present, and Future of Broadcast and Cinema; Daniel Teruggi to Discuss the Preservation of the World's Audiovisual Cultural Heritage
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that filmmaker, innovator and entrepreneur Douglas Trumbull, this year's recipient of the SMPTE Progress Medal, will join SMPTE President Robert Seidel, vice president of engineering and advanced technology at CBS, in presenting the opening keynote at the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) on Oct. 25 in Hollywood, California. Composer and researcher Daniel Teruggi, director of the Research and Experimentation Department at the National Audiovisual Institute in Paris and recipient of this year's SMPTE Archival Technology Medal Award, will present the SMPTE 2016 Symposium keynote on the preceding day, Oct. 24.
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SMPTE Summits to Define Requirements for Next Generation Critical Industry Standard
Media Production, Postproduction, VFX, and Show Control Professionals Are Invited to Provide Input for New 'Time Label' Standard
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that it will host a series of Time Code Summits to gather user community feedback that will contribute to the creation of a new "Time Label" standard. As the next-generation standard to SMPTE Time Code™, widely viewed as one of the most important standards in the audio/video industry, the new Time Label standard will address the continuing, new, and emerging requirements of handling media across the cinema, broadcast, theatrical, music recording, concert, live entertainment, and theme park markets.
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Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards Recipients
Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards Recipients
Dolby Laboratories, David Geffner, and Rodrigo Prieto ASC were honored at the ECA luncheon and awards ceremony
Dolby Laboratories, David Geffner and Rodrigo Prieto ASC, are the recipients of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) special 2016 Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA), announced Steven Poster, ASC, ICG’s National President. The awards were presented Friday during the ECA opening event at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Los Angeles.
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ASC Releases “Cinema Display Evaluation Plan and Test Protocol”
ASC Releases “Cinema Display Evaluation Plan and Test Protocol”
Document Defines Method for Visual Evaluation of Parameters for Next Generation Cinema Presentations
The Technology Committee of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is pleased to announce the publication of its “Cinema Display Evaluation Plan and Test Protocol,” which defines a method for the visual evaluation of parameters that characterize next generation cinema projection and active screens. As part of the industry’s move to high dynamic range (HDR) and wide color gamut, the document represents the first step towards the goal of identifying where value is created from the filmmaker’s point-of-view. It is available for download now here on the ASC Web site.
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SMPTE® Elevates 16 Motion-Imaging Technology Industry Leaders to Fellow Status
SMPTE 2016 Will Pay Tribute to Achievements of the Society’s Newest Class of Fellows and Celebrate 100 Years of SMPTE Leadership and Innovation
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that this year — the Society’s centennial year — it will elevate 16 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industry, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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SMPTE® Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients
SMPTE® Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients
SMPTE Highlights Leaders Advancing the Motion-Imaging Industry During Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony and in Once-in-a-Hundred-Years Gala
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 individuals who will be recognized with 2016 Honors & Awards as part of the weeklong SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California.
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SMPTE® 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Takes on Timely Topics: UHD, HDR, VR, Cloud, and More
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, has announced conference program details for the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016), Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California. During SMPTE 2016, conference sessions will feature industry experts from around the world, who will present 73 papers exploring timely, compelling topics that are shaping the field of motion imaging.
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Canon U.S.A., Inc. Introduces New Flagship EOS C700 Cinema Camera
Canon U.S.A., Inc. Introduces New Flagship EOS C700 Cinema CameraCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the next step in the evolution of the Cinema EOS family of professional cinematography products with the new EOS C700, EOS C700 PL and EOS C700 GS PL cinema cameras. Featuring a completely new, customizable, modular design, the EOS C700 meets the demands of today’s productions – from feature films to documentaries to episodic dramas. The EOS C700 and EOS C700 PL cameras feature a Super 35mm 4.5K sensor (1) with wide dynamic range, and can be ideal for productions requiring 4K UHD TV or 4K DCI cinema deliverables. The EOS C700 GS PL features a Super 35mm 4K sensor with a global shutter to enable the distortion-free capture of subjects moving at high speeds. In addition to supporting the earlier XF-AVC (2) recording format, the cameras also support Apple®ProRes.
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HPA Announces 2016 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Aspera, Grass Valley, Real D, SGO to Receive Coveted Honor
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced the recipients of the organization's prized 2016 HPA Engineering Excellence Awards. The Engineering Excellence Awards were created to spotlight and reward companies and individuals providing services to the professional media content industry for their outstanding technical and creative ingenuity in media, content production, finishing, distribution and/or archiving.
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SMPTE Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients
SMPTE Highlights Leaders Advancing the Motion-Imaging Industry During Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony and in Once-in-a-Hundred-Years Gala
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 individuals who will be recognized with 2016 Honors & Awards as part of the weeklong SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California.
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Leading Trade Organization Honors Well-Loved Post Production Figure
Leading Trade Organization Honors Well-Loved Post Production FigureThe Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has named Herb Dow recipient of one of its most esteemed honors, the HPA Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be bestowed during the HPA Awards gala on 17 November, 2016, at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Dow’s experience stretches across five decades, from the cutting room to the most advanced technologies in the evolution of post production.
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SMPTE IBC2016 and SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Preview
SMPTE Announcements at IBC2016. Save the Dates! Registration is open for the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition , which will take place Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California. The event kicks off with the daylong SMPTE 2016 Symposium, "The Future of Storytelling and How to Save It," on Oct. 24. This year the event will culminate with the SMPTE Centennial Gala, hosted in the Ray Dolby Ballroom on Oct. 28. Further details on presentations and speakers are available at www.smpte2016.org.
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SMPTE Brings Together Hollywood Creativity and Silicon Valley Innovation With 2016 ETCA Conference
Fourth Annual Conference Explores How Streaming Video, 4K/UHD, HDR, Immersive Audio, and VR Are Transforming the Personal Media Experience
With its Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, brought the industry greater clarity on the technologies and tactics shaping the connected entertainment experience. Held June 27-28 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, California, the conference drew experts from both Hollywood and the Silicon Valley to provide unique insight into the future of media delivery and consumption within a connected world.
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SMPTE Celebrates Both Its Founders
Following Founders' Day on July 24 and the Anniversary of Incorporation on Aug. 10, Celebrations Will Culminate in Centennial Gala at Society's Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), is celebrating its Centennial with celebrations worldwide. The festivities, which include cakes ornamented with the SMPTE logo and messages of well wishes, actually began in 2015 during the biennial SMPTE technical conference in Sydney and continues with global celebrations held by SMPTE Sections and partner organizations. Part of the celebrations include honoring SMPTE's Founders' Day and the 100th anniversary of its incorporation — July 24 and Aug. 10, respectively.
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EditFest LA 2016 Lineup Announced
EditFest LA 2016 Lineup Announced
HPA Names Michelle Munson Recipient of Charles S. Swartz Award
Honor Will Be Presented to Aspera Co-Founder and CEO During 2016 HPA Awards
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HPA Names Michelle Munson Recipient of Charles S. Swartz Award
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has named Michelle Munson as the recipient of its 2016 Charles S. Swartz Award. Munson, co-founder and CEO of Aspera, an IBM Company, is recognized as one of industry's most accomplished technology leaders. The HPA Awards recognize creative artistry, innovation and engineering excellence in the professional media content industry and the Charles S. Swartz Award honors the recipient's significant impact across diverse aspects of the industry. The HPA Awards will be handed out on November 17, 2016, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California.
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SMPTE Launches The Vista Project, a New Big Screen Interactive Storytelling Competition for Students
Led by Digital Cinema Pioneer Bud Mayo, The Vista Project Is Designed to Serve as an Incubator for the Next Generation of Cinema Storytellers
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the official launch of The Vista Project, a competition that will identify emerging talent in the creative and engineering realms and support future filmmakers in developing interactive cinema experiences.
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SMPTE Opens Registration for Society's Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Will Explore Media and Entertainment Technology While Celebrating Society's 100-Year Anniversary
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has opened registration for the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016), scheduled for Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California, starting off with the daylong SMPTE 2016 Symposium on Oct. 24. Early bird rates are available now through Aug. 20.
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DCS Atlanta Event: VariCam – Codex – Hot Rod Cameras at John Sharaf Photography
All are welcome to join the Digital Cinema Society for their first Atlanta area event to be held at the studios of John Sharaf Photography on Saturday, July 16, 2016. The event will feature the Panasonic VariCam line of Digital Cinema cameras along with complementary Codex recording systems.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK to Feature the Latest Cinema Display Environment
Event will Present Unrivalled Viewing Experience with Support of RealD and Other Key Companies
When the HPA Tech Retreat, a pivotal gathering of those supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content for the dynamic landscape of distribution environments, makes its UK debut in Oxfordshire, 13 - 14 July, attendees will be viewing content in one of the most advanced settings in the UK. HPA is collaborating with with RealD, Dolby® and a select group of companies to create an exceptional screening environment at the HPA Tech Retreat venue at Heythrop Park Resort.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Expanded Program for UK Debut
HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Expanded Program for UK Debut
Experts head to Oxfordshire 13-14 July for Exclusive Sessions, Compelling Content and Interaction
The HPA Tech Retreat, a pivotal gathering of those supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content for the dynamic landscape of distribution environments, makes its UK debut in Oxfordshire, 13 - 14 July. The Tech Retreat UK has announced an expanded agenda for the two-day event which features two solid days of the sessions on today's timeliest and relevant topics and projects. HPA and SMPTE formalized a partnership last year, and the event is presented by HPA in collaboration with SMPTE. HPA Tech Retreat UK takes place at the Heythrop Park Resort, a manor house that serves as both a 4-star hotel and a top-flight conference centre.
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ASC Elects Kees Van Oostrum as President; Officers Also Appointed
ASC Elects Kees Van Oostrum as President; Officers Also AppointedThe Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers has elected Kees Van Oostrum to serve as president of the organization. This is Oostrum’s first term, which will run for one year, beginning immediately. The ASC Board also selected its slate of officers. They include: Bill Bennett, Dean Cundey and Lowell Peterson as vice presidents; Levi Isaacs as treasurer; Fred Goodich as secretary; and Roberto Schaefer as sergeant-at-arms.
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ASC Elects Kees Van Oostrum as President; Officers Also Appointed
ASC Elects Kees Van Oostrum as President; Officers Also AppointedThe Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers has elected Kees Van Oostrum to serve as president of the organization. This is Oostrum’s first term, which will run for one year, beginning immediately. The ASC Board also selected its slate of officers. They include: Bill Bennett, Dean Cundey and Lowell Peterson as vice presidents; Levi Isaacs as treasurer; Fred Goodich as secretary; and Roberto Schaefer as sergeant-at-arms.
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SMPTE and HPA Announce Jury for SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
SMPTE and HPA Announce Jury for SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
Students Have Until June 27 to Submit Work, Finalists Will Be Screened Oct. 26 In Hollywood
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries; and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®), the organization serving the professional community by providing expertise, support, tools, and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, and an array of content for a growing number of platforms; today announced the jurors for the second annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 26, following the Oktoberfest Reception at the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California. The deadline for entries is June 27.
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SolidAnim goes to War in Warcraft w/ partner Animatrik Film
SolidAnim goes to War in Warcraft w/ partner Animatrik FilmSolidAnim, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, announced its SolidTrack system was utilized for previz and tracking on the film Warcraft by its Canadian partner, Animatrik Film Design Inc.
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SolidAnim Looks Through The Looking Glass in Alice in Wonderland Sequel
SolidAnim Looks Through The Looking Glass in Alice in Wonderland SequelolidAnim, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, announced its SolidTrack system was utilized for previz and tracking on the film Alice Through The Looking Glass. As of May 31, 2016, the film has grossed over $105 million worldwide.
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Solid Anim Introduces SolidTrack & Mr. Méliès at CineGear 2016
nnovative, markerless camera tracking and previz/animation solution for real time visual effects & on-set visualization for broadcast and film
SolidAnim, a leader in virtual production, introduces a new version of SolidTrack at Cinegear 2016. SolidTrack has been utilized on films such as Alice Through The Looking Glass, Warcraft and The Walk, and television series such as Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and DaVinci's Demons.
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NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE, Is Highlight of 2016 NAB Show To
NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE®, Is a Highlight of 2016 NAB Show
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, drew crowds of 2016 NAB Show attendees to both its conference sessions and special screenings. These events featured top industry minds and creative talents, who joined to discuss forward-looking techniques and challenges related to making content for theatrical release and beyond.
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First Professional Association For Motion Picture Colorists Launched
First Professional Association For Motion Picture Colorists Launched
Dale Grahn Named Fellow of Colorist Society International
Legendary motion picture Color Timer Dale Grahn has been named a Fellow of the Colorist Society International (CSI). With hundreds of major film credits including, ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ ‘War of the Worlds,’ ‘Minority Report,’ ‘Gladiator,’ and ‘Predator’ Dale Grahn has shaped much of the look of modern cinema, working with directors Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, and cinematographers Janusz Kaminski, Michael Ballhaus, John Mathieson.
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WCPMedia Services Helps FICTS Manage Submissions to 2016 World FICTS Challenge
WCPMedia Services Helps FICTS Manage Submissions to 2016 World FICTS Challenge
Cloud-based platform used to store and share sports media for 19 festivals on five continents.
The Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (FICTS) has selected WCPMedia Services’ cloud-based digital asset management platform WCPApp to receive, manage, store and distribute submissions to its 2016 FICTS Festivals and World FICTS Challenge.
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Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Present THE BELOVED ROGUE Screening/Panel Spotlights
Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Present THE BELOVED ROGUE Screening/Panel Spotlights
First Academy Award®-Winning Production Designer William Cameron Menzies: Silent Movie with Live Piano Accompaniment Presented By The Art Directors Guild Film Society and American Cinematheque Sunday, May 22 at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque will present a special screening of THE BELOVED ROGUE (1927), the little seen silent epic starring John Barrymore and designed by Academy Award®-winning Production Designer William Cameron Menzies, the artist for whom the credit Production Designer was invented, on Sunday, May 22, at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood). The program, which also includes selections from Menzies’ celebrated films, will be moderated by ADG Film Society co-chair Production Designer John Muto (Home Alone) with a live piano accompaniment performed by Cliff Retallick. This will be the second program of the 2016 ADG Film Series entitled “PRODUCTION DESIGN: LOOKING AT NOTHING, SEEING EVERYTHING,” sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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As SMPTE® Turns 100, YouTube, Netflix, Fotokem, and Bud Mayo Join Growing List of Donors to Society’s The Next Century Fund
As SMPTE® Turns 100, YouTube, Netflix, Fotokem, and Bud Mayo Join Growing List of Donors to Society’s The Next Century Fund
Society Launches Centennial Website, Highlights Standards, Membership, and Education Initiatives That Will Support Continued Leadership in the Next Century
As it marks its 100th anniversary, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, also celebrates the addition of YouTube, Fotokem, Netflix, and Bud Mayo to the list of The Next Century Fund donors. The fund, which has raised more than $1.7 million in committed gifts toward a $4 million goal, will support SMPTE’s advance of its standards, membership, and education initiatives into the Society’s second century. The campaign’s success is among the highlights of the SMPTE 2016 centennial, which is showcased on a new microsite dedicated to the SMPTE’s yearlong celebration (http://www.smpte100.org).
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Technicolor PostWorks' Joe Beirne and Matthew Schneider to Speak at Pre-NAB Avid Event
Technicolor PostWorks' Joe Beirne and Matthew Schneider to Speak at Pre-NAB Avid EventTechnicolor PostWorks New York Chief Technology Officer Joe Beirne and Director of Technology Matthew Schneider will offer advice on working with 4K and HDR media in a special session of the Avid Customer Association’s The Future in Motion Conference in Las Vegas. Beirne and Schneider will discuss strategies for managing 4K projects through the offline, online and finishing process in Avid Media Composer 8.5. They will also describe HDR-based workflows. The Pre-NAB event is scheduled for Saturday, April 16th at 5:15pm at the Wynn Las Vegas.
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NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day Mastering
NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day Mastering
AMIA President Andrea Kalas to Moderate with Experts from Dolby, HBO, Disney and Netflix
=Experts involved in the intricacies of post production and distribution pipelines will come together at NAB 2016 to discuss the hurdles in addressing a constantly evolving marketplace that is embracing new platforms. As part of NAB's Future of Cinema Conference, "Next-Generation Mastering: Where do we go from Here?" will take a deep dive into the ways High Dynamic Range (HDR), Ultra High Definition (UHD), and object-based audio affect workflow efficiencies and final deliverables - including the elusive master for preserving content for future formats, monetization opportunities, and generations to come. Moderated by AMIA President Andrea Kalas, the panel will take place on Sunday, April 17, at 10:45 a.m. in Room S222 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Rounding out the panel are Thad Beier, director of Image Platform Workflow at Dolby; Rod Bogart, director of Production R&D at HBO; Annie Chang, VP of Post-Production Technology at The Walt Disney Studio; and Chris Fetner, director of Global Media Engineering and Partnerships for Netflix.
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NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day Mastering
NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day Mastering
AMIA President Andrea Kalas to Moderate with Experts from Dolby, HBO, Disney and Netflix
Experts involved in the intricacies of post production and distribution pipelines will come together at NAB 2016 to discuss the hurdles in addressing a constantly evolving marketplace that is embracing new platforms. As part of NAB's Future of Cinema Conference, "Next-Generation Mastering: Where do we go from Here?" will take a deep dive into the ways High Dynamic Range (HDR), Ultra High Definition (UHD), and object-based audio affect workflow efficiencies and final deliverables - including the elusive master for preserving content for future formats, monetization opportunities, and generations to come. Moderated by AMIA President Andrea Kalas, the panel will take place on Sunday, April 17, at 10:45 a.m. in Room S222 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Rounding out the panel are Thad Beier, director of Image Platform Workflow at Dolby; Rod Bogart, director of Production R&D at HBO; Annie Chang, VP of Post-Production Technology at The Walt Disney Studio; and Chris Fetner, director of Global Media Engineering and Partnerships for Netflix.
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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
Argentina’s Julián Apezteguia brings life to Pablo Trapero’s award-winning 1980's period piece El Clan with Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses
Cooke 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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Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Announce 2016 Screening Series
Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Announce 2016 Screening Series
Award-Winning Production Designers Are Focus of Film Series at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres Sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and the American Cinematheque are co-hosting the annual 2016 Screening Series “Production Design: Looking at Nothing, Seeing Everything” highlighting the work of renowned Production Designers and their creative collaborations. The monthly series will run from April through July, and the screenings will alternate between the American Cinematheque’s Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood) and the Max Palevsky Theatre at the Aero (1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica) with all screenings starting at 5:30 pm. The screening series is sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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SMPTE at the 2016 NAB Show
The 2016 NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, will explore how content creators and storytellers combine artistry with motion-imaging technology to thrive today — and into the future. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, promote its upcoming educational conferences, and expand on details about its centennial celebration. The Society continues to encourage and support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through scholarships, membership programs, and events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society's annual networking social, which drew 100 participants to the SMPTE booth in 2015.
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SolidAnim Previz in Epic Fantasy Gods of Egypt
SolidAnim, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, announced that Alex Proyas' film, Gods of Egypt, utilized SolidAnim's SolidTrack system for its' visfx pre-viz. The film opened February 26, 2016 and has grossed $74.6million worldwide as of March 11, 2016.
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Nancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA with Panasonic VariCam
Nancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA with Panasonic VariCam
Nancy 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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Veteran Post Industry Exec Reid Burns Joins Cognition
Veteran Post Industry Exec Reid Burns Joins Cognition
Veteran Post Industry Exec Reid Burns Joins Cognition
Hybrid post production facility Cognition has appointed Reid Burns as President of Post Production. With experience in executive, creative and operational roles, and a track record for spurring growth, Burns will seek to build relationships with studios, independent producers, filmmakers and the broader production community. His initial focus will be on growing the company’s digital intermediate finishing and color grading business.
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Renowned Filmmaker Ang Lee to Address NAB Show's The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie
Renowned Filmmaker Ang Lee to Address NAB Show's The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie
-- Session to Screen Footage From Upcoming Film ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk;’ Will Feature Cutting-Edge Exhibition of 120 Frames-Per-Second 3D at 4K Resolution --
Renowned director Ang Lee will present a keynote address and screen footage from his upcoming film “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” at NAB Show’s Future of Cinema Conference, produced in partnership with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). Lee will discuss his vision for cinema and the creative opportunities for the future of filmmaking. In a world exclusive, the audience will enjoy the first-ever public screening from the upcoming movie in its native 4K, 3D, 120-frames-per-second format using a cutting-edge dual laser projection system. The 90-minute presentation begins at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
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SMPTE® Honored With Scientific and Technical Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Special Award From AMPAS Recognizes a Century of Fundamental Contributions to the Advancement of Motion Picture Standards and Technology
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it received a Special Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
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Tattersall Sound & Picture Wins CAS Award; Garners Six Canadian Screen Award Sound Nominations and Three MPSE Nominations
Tattersall Sound & Picture Wins CAS Award; Garners Six Canadian Screen Award Sound Nominations and Three MPSE Nominations
Sound 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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SMPTE to Host Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age
Society Draws Industry Leaders for Two-Day Event Delving Into Nature and Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Delivery of a Connected Entertainment Experience
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it will host the Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference (formerly Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age) from June 27-28 at the Heritage Theater in Campbell, California. Titled "The Race Is On!" the conference will explore the impact of emerging technologies on current and future delivery of a compelling connected entertainment experience. ETCA registration is now open, and early bird pricing is available through April 2.
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Leon Silverman Hands Reins Of Hollywood Professional Association To Seth Hallen
Leon Silverman Hands Reins Of Hollywood Professional Association To Seth Hallen
In 2002, Silverman spearheaded a coalition of post production executives to help launch the Hollywood Post Alliance.
Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) President Leon Silverman has announced he will be stepping down as president of the organization that he helped found to make room for the next generation of leadership and a newly expanded Board of Directors. In his traditional remarks made today during the opening session of the 2016 HPA Tech Retreat, Silverman also announced that the HPA Board has elected Seth Hallen to succeed him. Hallen, SVP of Global Creative Services at Sony DADC New Media Solutions, has been an HPA Board Member since 2007, working closely with Silverman and the Board on a number of key initiatives and management of the organization. Silverman will continue to serve on the Board of Directors in the newly created role of Past President.
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SMPTE Announces 2016 Directors and Appointment of New Governors-at-Large
In Society's Centennial Year, Experienced Group of SMPTE Directors and Governors Guides Society's Ongoing Growth and Industry Leadership
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2016 directors and has appointed two new governors-at-large.
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2016 HPA Tech Retreat Unveils Expanded Schedule
Diverse Offerings Take Attendees From Deep Space, Through Virtual Reality, To Star Wars and Beyond HDR With Fascinating Stops Along the Way
The HPA Tech Retreat® has announced the latest schedule for the 22nd HPA Tech Retreat. The HPA Tech Retreat takes place February 16 to 19, 2016, in Indian Wells, California.
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RED Digital Cinema and Avid Announce Avid DNxHR and Avid DNxHD Codecs Coming To RED's DSMC2 Line of Cameras
Today, RED Digital Cinema and Avid announced that Avid DNxHR™ and Avid DNxHD® recording formats will be coming to RED’s DSMC2™ line of professional cameras – WEAPON, SCARLET-W and RED RAVEN. This addition brings yet another powerful and intuitive workflow option to professionals shooting on this latest generation of RED cameras.
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TED2016 in Cinemas - Speakers Announced - 1.15.16
TED2016 in Cinemas - Speakers Announced - 1.15.16February 15 LIVEEvent in Local Movie Theaters Presented by Fathom Events and BY Experience in Partnership with TED
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The HPA Tech Retreat Innovation Zone Takes the Demo Room to the Next Level
The HPA Tech Retreat Innovation Zone Takes the Demo Room to the Next LevelThe 2016 HPA Tech Retreat®, now in its 22nd year, is a world-class gathering of engineering, technology, creative and business leaders engaged in dynamic interaction and exchange. Alongside the full conference at the Tech Retreat, attendees can participate in the Innovation Zone, the evolution of the HPA Tech Retreat Demo Room. The Innovation Zone, a carefully curated area presented in a space designed for learning and discovery, now focuses on cutting edge products and technologies that are new to the market.
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SMPTE and NAB Renew Technology Summit With 2016 'The Future of Cinema Conference'
SMPTE and NAB Renew Technology Summit With 2016 'The Future of Cinema Conference'
SMPTE® and NAB Renew Technology Summit With 2016 'The Future of Cinema Conference'; Registration Opens Dec. 21. The 2016 NAB Show's 'Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie,' Produced in Partnership With SMPTE, Will Feature Future-Facing Perspectives on the Technology of Storytelling.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the newly crafted NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie,' produced in partnership with SMPTE, will explore how content creators and storytellers combine artistry with motion-imaging technology to thrive today — and especially into the future. Scheduled for April 16-17 during the 2016 NAB Show, the refocused technical conference will examine this topic with an emphasis on the work and inspiration of the industry's newest generation of filmmakers. Registration for the conference opens on Dec. 21.
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SMPTE Board Approves Creation of SMPTE U.K. Region and Appoints Bruce Devlin Governor
SMPTE U.K. Region Is Home to New SMPTE Student Chapter at Southampton Solent University
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has formally approved the creation of the SMPTE U.K. Region and appointed Bruce Devlin, chief media scientist at Dalet, to serve as its first governor.
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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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SMPTE and HPA Announce Winners of Inaugural SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
Held During SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Film Festival Featured 12 Official Selections From Around the World
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®), the organization serving the professional community by providing expertise, support, tools, and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, and multiplatform content, have announced the winners of the inaugural SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival.
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SMPTE Hires Howard Lukk as Director of Standards
SMPTE Hires Howard Lukk as Director of Standards
A Film Director, Lukk Joins Staff, Bringing Decades of Experience Guiding Integration of New Technologies in Motion Imaging
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, is pleased to announce that Howard Lukk will be joining the SMPTE staff as the Society's new director of standards. Over the coming 12 months, Lukk will transition into the position that has been held by Peter Symes for the past eight years. Symes will retire at the end of 2016.
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SMPTE 2015 Draws Record Number of Attendees That Enjoys Rich Lineup of Speakers and Exhibitors
SMPTE 2015 Draws Record Number of Attendees That Enjoys Rich Lineup of Speakers and Exhibitors
Surge in Technical Presentations, Technology Exhibitions, and Attendees Reflects Rapid Evolution of the Industry
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) exceeded organizers' expectations, drawing more than 75 expert presentations, nearly 100 exhibitors, and 2,328 registered attendees hailing from more than 35 countries — the highest attendance in more than a decade. The SMPTE conference is the premier annual event for motion-imaging and media technology, production, operations, and the allied arts and sciences.
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Darin Grant Joins Solid Angle as VP of Engineering
Darin Grant Joins Solid Angle as VP of Engineering
Veteran Technology Exec To Focus on Scaling Development Efforts, Cloud Rendering Strategy
Solid Angle SL, developer of the Arnold advanced image renderer, announced that Darin Grant has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering. Former CTO at Digital Domain and Method Studios and having held senior technology roles at DreamWorks Animation and Google, Grant will help the company scale development operations as its customer base continues to grow, and lead its cloud rendering initiative.
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SMPTE Motion-Imaging Technology Standards and Articles Now Available in IEEE Xplore Digital Library
IEEE Digital Library Features Full SMPTE Digital Library, Including the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, Conference Proceedings, and Standards Documents
IEEE, the world's largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity, and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, announced today that the SMPTE Digital Library has been incorporated into the IEEE Xplore® (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org) Digital Library. The SMPTE Digital Library includes more than 800 standards documents dating back to 1916, the peer-reviewed SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, and proceedings from SMPTE conferences — more than 20,000 documents in total.
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Canon U.S.A. And Ron Howard Release Short Film, "The Rusted," Starring Josh Hutcherson And Jena Malone for Project Imagination: The Trailer
Canon U.S.A. And Ron Howard Release Short Film, "The Rusted," Starring Josh Hutcherson And Jena Malone for Project Imagination: The Trailer
"THE RUSTED” is a Psychological Thriller Inspired by a College Student’s Trailer Submission for the Project Imagination Contest
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, debuts a new Hollywood short film, “The Rusted,” as part of Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer, a consumer contest helmed by Ron Howard who has championed Canon’s Project Imagination creative experiment since 2011. Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games”) chose one winning trailer created by Mark Mukherjee, a college student in Florida, as the inspirational foundation for “The Rusted,” a psychological thriller written and directed by Kat Candler (“Hellion”) starring Josh Hutcherson and Jena Malone (“The Hunger Games”).
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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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SMPTE 2015 to Offer Rich Array of Sessions and Special Events
SMPTE 2015 to Offer Rich Array of Sessions and Special Events
Honors & Awards Ceremony and Dinner, Hosted by SMPTE's Sally-Ann D'Amato, to Include Live Music and Silent Auction
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, will complement the extensive program of technical sessions at the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) with a diverse blend of special events, also scheduled for Oct. 26-29 in Hollywood, California.
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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 The Digital Cinema Show premieres today, featuring exclusive Interviews with Andy Maltz, Larry Thorpe, and David Stump, ASC.
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Fuji TV's "Busu to Yajyu" Uses Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that the hit comedy series, “Busu together Yaiyu,” produced by major Japanese broadcast network Fuji TV, uses Blackmagic Cinema Cameras and Pocket Cinema Camera as the show’s main production cameras. DaVinci Resolve Studio, along with other Blackmagic Design products, are also used in post production.
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CINEMATOGRAPHERS GUILD Names Special Awards Recipients
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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Sony Pictures Post Production Services to Host "Mix Presents Sound for Film”
Sony Pictures Post Production Services to Host "Mix Presents Sound for Film”
2nd annual conference and exhibition slated for September 26th at Sony Pictures Studios
On September 26, Sony Pictures Post Production Services will welcome leading innovators from across the world of motion picture sound as host of the Second Annual Mix Presents Sound for Film Conference and Exhibition. The theme for this year’s event, co-sponsored by the Motion Picture Sound Editors and the Cinema Audio Society, will be “Music, Effects and Dialog in an Immersive World.” It will explore the current boom in immersive sound technologies through speakers, panels, workshops and exhibits. Participants will include DTS, Dolby, Yamaha, Auro Technologies and other sound companies.
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IBC 2015: Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance Rebrands, demos
Fraunhofer IIS Unveils First Customer and Introduces Licensing Model for Lici® Codec
IBC, hall 8, booth B.80: The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS at IBC demos the first product implementation of its light-weight codec Lici®. Used within key-board/video/mouse (KVM) solutions, the demo will be showcased with part-ners IHSE GmbH and Viscon GmbH as part of the new IBC Content Every-where Technology in Action Theater. Fraunhofer IIS now introduces its licensing model for all suppliers and manufacturers of professional equipment, including camera applications and Video over IP.
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Diversity Will Be Focus at SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition and Related Events
SMPTE 2015 Panel to Discuss Strategy for Boosting Diversity, Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®) Women's Luncheon to Address Rise of Inclusivity and Diversity
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Oct. 27-29 in Hollywood, California, and related events will focus on fostering the presence and engagement of diversity in the industry, enriching it with colleagues representing a greater variety of experiences, perspectives, and voices.
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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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SMPTE Elevates 15 Motion-Imaging Technology Industry Leaders to
Achievements of the Society's Newest Class of Fellows Will Be Celebrated at SMPTE 2015
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 announced that it has elevated 15 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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SMPTE and HPA Issue Call for Entries for SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
Students Have Until Sept. 9 to Submit Work, Which Will Be Screened and Judged Oct. 27 at SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®), the organization serving the professional community by providing expertise, support, tools, and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, and an array of content for a growing number of platforms, have issued a call for entries for the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27, following the Opening Night Reception for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) in Hollywood, California, and will be hosted by SMPTE Standards Director and film director Howard Lukk. The deadline for entries is Sept. 9.
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Visual Effects Society to Present Visual Futurist and Iconic Artist Syd Mead with its Visionary Award
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the visual effects industry’s professional global honorary society, named acclaimed visual futurist and conceptual artist Syd Meadas the next recipient of its Visionary Award in recognition of his enormous contributions to visual arts and filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the 14th Annual VES Awards on February 2, 2016 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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SMPTE IBC2015 Product Preview
IBC2015 Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® Partnership Village, Stand 8.F51f
SMPTE Technical Session: "UHD: Where Do We Stand, and Where Are We Going?" SMPTE members will contribute to a variety of sessions during the IBC2015 exhibition, and the Society itself will present "UHD: Where Do We Stand, and Where Are We Going?" at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13, in the Emerald Theatre, as part of the Advances in Technology stream. SMPTE Executive Vice President Matthew Goldman, who is senior vice president of technology, TV compression, at Ericsson, will moderate the session as it addresses how UHD's implementation will affect broadcasting and theatrical releases and explores the full UHD ecosystem.
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Post/VFX House Cognition Debuts in Hollywood
Post/VFX House Cognition Debuts in Hollywood
Hybrid studio offers integrated services for feature film and broadcast color, visual effects and emerging technologies
Cognition, a hybrid post production facility, visual effects studio and creative campus, has launched in Los Angeles. The company is led by writer, producer and entrepreneur Brian Pope, and features a high profile management team that includes veteran colorist Dave Hollingsworth (The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey, The Adventures of Tintin) along with former Digital Domain VP and creative consultant, Jeff Barnes.
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Digital Cinema Society Event: "How To Monetize Your Stock Footage" - Thursday, August 1st
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm, The Studio-B&H, New York
In this upcoming DCS event, we aim to explore how Still and Moving Image Creators, who may have terrific footage in their libraries, or would like to go out and hunt for stunning images in their downtime, can capitalize on these efforts. We'll see how to present your images to stock footage houses, what they are looking for, and what kinds of images are most valuable. We'll also look at minimum and best formats required for acquisition and delivery as well as examining best practices for how to manage the media and archive your images in the ever more complicated milieu of varying formats and storage mediums.
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Digital Cinema Society Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Digital Cinema Society Celebrates 10th AnniversaryThe Digital Cinema Society announces that it is celebrating its 10-year anniversary as the industry’s leading nonprofit educational cooperative dedicated to informing the entertainment industry regarding the integration of new technology. DCS President James Mathers reflects on the milestone, “It’s been an evolutionary decade for the way motion pictures are captured, posted, and exhibited, most notably via a transition from celluloid toward the use of digital technology. We have never celebrated or sought to accelerate this process, but we have made it our business to try to objectively track these changes and help our members adapt to them.”
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