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HPA Awards Engineering Excellence Call for Entries Opens
HPA Awards Engineering Excellence Call for Entries Opens
Coveted Honor Spotlights Technical and Creative Ingenuity
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) opens its call for entries for the Engineering Excellence Award today, April 17, 2018. Now in its 13th year, the HPA Engineering Excellence Award is considered one of the most important technology honors in the industry, spotlighting companies and individuals who draw upon technical and creative ingenuity to develop breakthrough technologies. Submissions will close on May 25, 2018.
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Chris Buchanan to Present Keynote at 2018 NAB Show's Future of Cinema Conference
Chris Buchanan to Present Keynote at 2018 NAB Show's Future of Cinema Conference
NAB Show 2018's Future of Cinema Conference Is Produced in Partnership With SMPTE
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that Chris Buchanan, director of new business development at Samsung Electronics America, will present the keynote at the 2018 NAB Show's Future of Cinema Conference, produced in partnership with SMPTE. The conference will take place April 7-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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ADG Film Society Announces 2018 Screening Series Presented with the American Cinematheque
ADG Film Society Announces 2018 Screening Series Presented with the American Cinematheque
Award-Winning Production Designers Are Focus of Film Series at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and the American Cinematheque are co-hosting the annual 2018 Screening Series “Production Design: Designers On Design” highlighting the work of renowned Production Designers and their creative collaborations. The monthly series will run from April through August, 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.
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SMPTE 2018 NAB Show Preview
SMPTE 2018 NAB Show Preview
2018 NAB Show's Future of Cinema Conference Produced in Partnership With SMPTE
The internet is evolving at an ever-increasing rate, providing consumers with numerous new opportunities to acquire and consume media content. The media and entertainment industry is continually exploring new ways to compete and adapt with the evolving landscape. The 2018 NAB Show's Future of Cinema Conference, produced in partnership with SMPTE®, will examine the future of movie-making. The conference will also dive deep into shifting models and opportunities for monetization, featuring hot topics such as next-gen cinema, high-dynamic-range (HDR), and immersive media (AR/VR/MR). SMPTE President Matthew Goldman, who is senior vice president of technology, TV and media at Ericsson, will join SMPTE Executive Vice President Pat Griffis, vice president of technology in the office of the CTO at Dolby Laboratories, and Chris Witham, director of digital cinema technology at The Walt Disney Studios, to open the event. SMPTE Executive Director Barbara Lange will join Griffis and Witham in opening the conference's second and final day.
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Zaxcom shipping highly anticipated Deva 24 & Mix-16 audio system for sound professionals
Zaxcom shipping highly anticipated Deva 24 & Mix-16 audio system for sound professionalsIn 1996, Zaxcom introduced Deva, the first 4-channel portable hard disk recorder. It went on to become the standard for sound recordists in film, television broadcast, live performance and post-production, forever changing the sound industry. Now this industry beloved line of recorders has introduced its fourth iteration, the Deva 24 and Mix-16, a next generation audio system for sound professionals.
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SMPTE Hollywood Section to Explore the History of Moving Imagery with Lenny Lipton at March Meeting
SMPTE Hollywood Section to Explore the History of Moving Imagery with Lenny Lipton at March MeetingThe Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, will delve into the deep history of moving imagery with filmmaker, inventor, and author Lenny Lipton at its monthly meeting, scheduled for Thursday, March 22, in Hollywood. Lipton will offer a lively presentation based on his forthcoming book “The Cinema in Flux.” In it, he traces the history of moving imagery to the 17th century and Christian Huygen’s invention of magic lantern projection. This early period, which Lipton dubs the “Glass Era,” was followed by the Celluloid Era, brought about by the invention of film and discovery of apparent motion, and today’s Digital Era, distinguished by the electro-digital method of storing and manipulating imagery.
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SMPTE Life Fellow Jonathan Erland Earns Gordon E. Sawyer Award for Technical Contributions
SMPTE Life Fellow Jonathan Erland Earns Gordon E. Sawyer Award for Technical Contributions
Visual Effects Innovator Recognized With His Seventh Honor From the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that SMPTE Life Fellow Jonathan Erland, a pioneering visual effects technologist, has been awarded the Gordon E. Sawyer Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® (AMPAS®). During the Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation, held Feb. 10 in Beverly Hills, Erland was presented with an Honorary Award (an Oscar® statuette) recognizing his technological contributions to the industry.
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ADG Oscar Panel Live Stream on Sat. March 3 at 3:00 PM PST
ADG Oscar Panel Live Stream on Sat. March 3 at 3:00 PM PST
OSCAR®-NOMINATED PRODUCTION DESIGNERS AND SET DECORATORS TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION AT EGYPTIAN THEATRE, MARCH 3
This year’s Oscar®-nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, BLADE RUNNER 2049, DARKEST HOUR, DUNKIRK and THE SHAPE OF WATER will discuss their craft at the 12th Annual Art of Production Design Oscar Panel presented by the Art Directors Guild and Set Decorators Society of America in association with the American Cinematheque on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 3 p.m. The panel, sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter, will be held at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, and is free to the public.
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Hollywood Professional Association announces HPA Creative Tech UK 2018
Hollywood Professional Association announces HPA Creative Tech UK 2018
Content Creation Community Gathers for Intensive One-Day Conference in Central London
Building upon the foundation of the HPA Tech Retreat in the U.K. and the U.S., the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced HPA Creative Tech UK 2018, presented by SMPTE Ltd., a one-day, intensive symposium featuring panels, technology, and networking. HPA Creative Tech UK 2018 will take place on 27 June at the Ham Yard Hotel in the heart of London’s Soho district.
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American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Appoints Eric Rodli as Executive Director
American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Appoints Eric Rodli as Executive DirectorThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has named Eric Rodli as executive director, effective immediately. In his new role, Rodli will be responsible for driving initiatives that uphold the mission of the organization – to advance the art and science of cinematography – and creating a supportive community for its members.
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Oscar® Panel of Nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators to Participate in Discussion on March 3
Oscar® Panel of Nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators to Participate in Discussion on March 3This year’s Oscar®-nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators from Beauty and the Beast, Blade Runner 2049, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk and The Shape of Water will discuss their craft at the 12th Annual Art of Production Design Oscar Panel presented by the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) and Set Decorators Society of America in association with the American Cinematheque on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 3 p.m. The panel, sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter, will be held at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, and is free to the public. RSVPs are recommended at: www.eventbrite.com/42434317185.
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Yves Bergquist Set to Keynote TR-X at HPA Tech Retreat
Yves Bergquist Set to Keynote TR-X at HPA Tech Retreat
ETC unveils “AI, A Primer for Entertainment”, unique program of engaging panels
In its engaging sophomore outing, HPA’s Tech Retreat eXtra (TR-X) will launch the HPA Tech Retreat 2018 during a half-day, expert led pre-conference event entitled Everything You Thought You Knew About Artificial Intelligence in M&E and What You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know. TR-X will take place on Monday, the 19th of February in Palm Desert, CA at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa in advance of the HPA Tech Retreat 2018. Registration for TR-X is required, and can be added to HPA Tech Retreat registration, or as standalone attendance.
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Watch the ADG Awards Live Steam, Sat. Jan. 27
Watch the ADG Awards Live Steam, Sat. Jan. 27
Catch the Red Carpet Live Stream on Saturday, January 27 at 5:00 PM PST
For the first time, the annual Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) Awards Red Carpet will be live-streamed from Hollywood and Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom on Saturday, January 27th beginning at 5:00 pm PT/8:00 pm ET. Hosted by Emmy®-winning Production Designers James Pearse Connelly (The Voice) and Cat Smith (Transparent), the ADG Red Carpet Live Stream is co-produced by American Cinematheque, SDSU School of Theatre, Television and Film, and IngleDodd Media.
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SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Expo Draws Record Crowds
SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Expo Draws Record Crowds
Plans for 2018 Already Underway: Annual SMPTE Event Will Move to a New Downtown Los Angeles Venue to Accommodate Sustained Growth
LOS ANGELES — Oct. 26, 2017 — SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), held this week in Hollywood, California, drew more than 2,500 registered attendees for a landmark event. SMPTE 2017 featured 70 expert presentations, 105 exhibitors spread across two nearly sold-out exhibit halls, the IP Showcase, a beer garden, Broadcast Beat's Live! Studio, and a full-day symposium on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
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Winners of 3rd Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Recognized at SMPTE 2017
Winners of 3rd Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Recognized at SMPTE 2017
Film Festival Held During SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Featured 17 Official Selections From Around the World
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards have supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), the organization serving the professional media creation and finishing community, have announced the winners of the third annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. Held on Monday, Oct. 23, at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood, California, in conjunction with the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), the film festival showcased submissions demonstrating creative uses of technology in storytelling.
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Association of Moving Image Archivists Elects New President, Dennis Doros
Association of Moving Image Archivists Elects New President, Dennis Doros
Members Also Vote for Three New Directors of the AMIA Board
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) announces that Dennis Doros, co-owner of Milestone Films, has been elected president of the international association by AMIA members. Doros will be inducted into office at the annual AMIA Conference in New Orleans (Nov. 29 – Dec. 2), when he will begin a two-year term. He succeeds Andrea Kalas, who has led the organization forward for the past two years.
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NAB NY: FUJIFILM Demos 4K Lens, MK Series, Chrosziel & Heden Controls
NAB NY: FUJIFILM Demos 4K Lens, MK Series, Chrosziel & Heden Controls
With a total length of 8.6’ mm and 4,4 lbs (1.98kg) weight, the UA24x7.8 is the smallest and lightest broadcast lens supporting 4K
(Wayne, NJ--October 17, 2017) The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM will showcase several of its newest lenses and accessories at the NAB Show New York this week (October 18-19) at the Javits Convention Center. Being shown for the first time in the U.S. after its introduction in Amsterdam is the world’s smallest and lightest broadcast lens supporting 4K production, the FUJINON UA24x7.8; along with the FUJINON MK Series of cinema lenses and new zoom control servos for the MK lenses from Chrosziel and Heden.
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Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Eight Films Screening at the New York Film Festival
Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Eight Films Screening at the New York Film Festival
Includes latest from Woody Allen, documentaries on Arthur Miller, Joan Didion, and Bob Dylan
Eight films screening at the 55th New York Film Festival received post-production services through Technicolor PostWorks New York. Among them is the Woody Allen film Wonder Wheel, the festival’s closing night selection. The others include the Main Stage selections The Florida Project, Lady Bird and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), and the documentary features Arthur Miller: Writer, Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, and Trouble No More.
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SMPTE and HPA Announce Official Selections for 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
SMPTE and HPA Announce Official Selections for 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
Films Will Be Screened at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood on Oct. 23 in Conjunction With SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) today announced the official selections for the 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. Jurors curated the official selections from 119 shorts submitted by student filmmakers from more than 30 countries. Hosted by Howard Lukk, director of engineering and standards at SMPTE, and Aimée Ricca, marketing and communication at SMPTE, the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on Level 3 of the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California.
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SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Program Dives Into Tech Behind Next-Gen Media
SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Program Dives Into Tech Behind Next-Gen Media
Program Including 70 Paper Presentations Will Explore the Tools and Technologies Enabling Creation, Delivery, and Consumption of Richer Content
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, today announced conference program details for the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), Oct. 24-26 in Hollywood, California. SMPTE 2017 will fill two exhibit halls and multiple session rooms at the Hollywood & Highland Center, and the event will also feature an Oktoberfest reception, Broadcast Beat's SMPTE 2017 Live! Studio, and special events culminating with the SMPTE Annual Awards Gala at the Loews Hollywood Hotel's Hollywood Ballroom on Thursday, Oct. 26.
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Hollywood Professional Association Announces 2017 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Hollywood Professional Association Announces  2017 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Coveted Honors Go to Colorfront, Dolby, RED Digital Cinema, SGO
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards Committee has announced the winners of the 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards. Winners were determined after a judging session held on the 17th of June, after presentations to a panel of industry experts. The coveted honor will be bestowed November 16, 2017 at the 12th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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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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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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