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Video Devices PIX-E Series Delivers Flawless Quality When Temperatures Rise in West Africa
Video Devices PIX-E Series Delivers Flawless Quality When Temperatures Rise in West AfricaThe Republic of Ghana is a sub-Saharan nation on the West Coast of Africa with a diverse culture. Filmmaker and co-founder of Lastminute Productions, Joseph Pelegreen, has traveled there numerous times over the past dozen years and has come to know and care for the people of this nation. So when he and associate, Matthew Lang, decided to do a documentary that explores education and its significance in changing third-world countries, Ghana was the obvious choice. Mamakrom — named for a village in Ghana — became the latest passion project for the Texas-based filmmakers, but it was a project that took planning. "We had two trips to Ghana to shoot," Pelegreen says. "One was in the southern region and one was in the north."
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Schiefer ChopShop’s A New Hero Gives Viewers an Exhilarating Look At Competitive Gaming for Blizzard Entertainment
Schiefer ChopShop puts much more than glory on the line in their latest documentary for Blizzard Entertainment, A New Hero: The Rise of College Esports. Directed by Zach Lyons, A New Hero is a thrilling dive into the competitive college gaming competition Heroes of the Dorm, where the push to win stems not from a desire for fame, but for full college tuition. Through Lyons’ lens, the documentary is a fast-paced and suspenseful look at the competition; it also shows how the realm of what we consider ‘sports’ is expanding as e-sports grow in popularity.
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Technicolor PostWorks Blends Art and Technology in Delivering PBS's "Soundbreaking"
Technicolor PostWorks Blends Art and Technology in Delivering PBS's "Soundbreaking"Facility handles sound and picture post for acclaimed 8-part documentary on the history of recorded music.
Recently posted at Technicolor PostWorks New York, the new 8-part PBS documentary, Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music provides a fascinating portrait of the melding of art and technology in the development of popular music.
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Cartoni USA Interviews DP Jay Hunter
Cartoni USA Interviews DP Jay Hunter"Superstore" DP Jay Hunter relies on Cartoni’'s Airfloater to make handheld style shooting painless.
Jay Hunter is a celebrated director and cinematographer whose work runs the gamut from features and scripted series to documentaries and reality TV. A true innovator, he has crafted unique aesthetics for television shows such as On the Lot and films including Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing.
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Hula Post Supports OWN's "Queen Sugar"
Hula Post Supports OWN's "Queen Sugar"Reprising its role from “Selma,” Hula provides technology and support to director/producer Ava DuVernay and editor Spencer Averick for new, 13-part television series.
Queen Sugar¸ the new OWN series from Warner Horizon Television and Harpo Productions and executive producers Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay, tells the story of three estranged siblings who, after a family tragedy, reunite to run an 800-acre sugar farm in Louisiana. Based on the best-seller by Natalie Baszile, the show is a rich and deeply moving tale of people overcoming risk and reinventing themselves.
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NFTS Selects Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow for Sports Production Course
NFTS Selects Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow for Sports Production CourseReplicating industry standard workflows, the NFTS has designed and implemented a solution featuring Blackmagic’s URSA Mini 4K PL, equipped with the Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount, and ATEM live production hardware.
Blackmagic Design today announced its broadcast infrastructure products are being used by the National Film and Television School’s (NFTS) as part of a new diploma in Sports Production. Replicating industry standard workflows, the NFTS has designed and implemented a solution featuring Blackmagic’s URSA Mini 4K PL, equipped with the Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount, and ATEM live production hardware. The diploma is delivered in partnership with IMG, one of the world’s largest independent sports producers, and aims to equip students with the editorial skills required to produce state of the art sports and live events coverage as well as highlights content.
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Archion's Ultra High Performance EditStor Omni Media Storage Certified for Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Archion's Ultra High Performance EditStor Omni Media Storage Certified for Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve StudioArchion Technologies, a world leader in intelligent, high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that its powerful Omni and Omni Hybrid NAS systems – designed for 4K workflows in post-production, finishing, graphics, visual effects, and other types of video media – have been certified for use with Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio.
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Leader Heads to IDFA for IDFA HDR Seminar
Leader Heads to IDFA for IDFA HDR SeminarLeader Electronics Europe heads to Amsterdam shortly to promote the capabilities of its LV5490 4K test instrument at a seminar on High Dynamic Range being held during the International Documentary Film-Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). The event is organised by the Dutch Association of Film & TV Professionals (Nederlandse Beroepsvereniging van Film- en televisiemakers).
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Full Vision Productions and Sennheiser AVX Wireless Ride Along for Veterans Charity Motorcycle Ride
Full Vision Productions and Sennheiser AVX Wireless Ride Along for Veterans Charity Motorcycle RideWhen Army Airborne Paratrooper David Frey ran into a fellow Paratrooper en route to the Sturgis Bike Rally in South Dakota in 2014, their discussion quickly turned to the difficulties fellow veterans were having adjusting to civilian life after deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Aware of the thousands who had suffered severe wounds and psychological injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder, Frey was determined to do something to make a difference in their lives.
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Vitec Videocom Expo, Sony Pictures Studios, Weds., Nov. 16, 2016
Vitec Videocom Expo, Sony Pictures Studios, Weds., Nov. 16, 2016Get up close and personal with amazing gear from all the brands you know and trust at this unique event.
Get up close and personal with amazing gear from all the Vitec Videocom brands you know and trust at this unique free event. Join us for Vitec Videocom Expo on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 11:00AM – 6:00PM PST, at Sony Pictures Studios, 10202 W Washington Blvd., on SOUND STAGE 7 - DMPC, in Culver City, CA 90232. Learn from in-depth presentations by Jody Eldred, Mark Hayes, Pat Grosswendt, Gary Adcock and many more.
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Community Films Welcomes International Director Albert Uria To The Company's Diverse Roster For Representation In The U.S.
Community Films Welcomes International Director Albert Uria To The Company's Diverse Roster For Representation In The U.S.Community Films has welcomed international Director Albert Uria to the company's diverse roster of talent for representation in the U.S. Originally from Spain, Uria splits his time between Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Barcelona. He joins a directorial roster at Community Films, which includes: Marius Crowne, Seth Gordon, Jared Hess, Michael Patrick Jann, Emil Möller, Matt Smukler, Pam Thomas, Clay Tweel, and Clay Williams.
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46 of the Biggest Fall TV Shows Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and Software
46 of the Biggest Fall TV Shows Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and SoftwareTop directors of photography, VFX artists, colorists and post production facilities rely on Blackmagic Design to deliver shows for the top primetime and cable networks.
Blackmagic Design today announced that several Blackmagic Design products, including digital film cameras, Fusion Studio visual effects and motion graphics software and DaVinci Resolve Studio color corrector and editor, are being used for production and post production work on some of the most anticipated shows in this year's fall television lineup. More than 46 of 2016's fall television shows use Blackmagic Design's cameras, Fusion Studio and DaVinci Resolve Studio. Top directors of photography, VFX artists, colorists and post production facilities rely on Blackmagic Design to deliver shows for the top primetime and cable networks, including returning hit shows like Modern Family, 2 Broke Girls, Jane the Virgin and Blindspot.
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Archion Technologies Expands Gallaudet University's Workflow Capabilities with EditStor Omni
Archion Technologies Expands Gallaudet University's Workflow Capabilities with EditStor OmniOmni increased storage capacity two-fold with a substantial 4K pipeline for future UHD projects and Avid project-sharing.
Archion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that the renowned Gallaudet University media department has, since 2007, enjoyed a highly successful and long term relationship with Archion, further establishing Archion as one of the country’s leading providers of shared storage solutions for institutions of higher education, including such other prominent universities as Stanford and the University of Southern Carolina.
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Clippn Offers One-Stop Solution to Monetize Footage Through Leading Stock Sites
Clippn Offers One-Stop Solution to Monetize Footage Through Leading Stock SitesSingle entry point to monetize your video through leading stock sites including Getty Images, Shutterstock, Pond5, Adobe Stock and many more.
Clippn, a global leader in stock footage monetization and video curation, has officially launched its cloud-based platform to give filmmakers, videographers and content producers a single entry point to monetize their video content through the world’s leading stock footage sites including Getty Images, Shutterstock, Pond5, Adobe Stock and many more. Clippn has removed the hurdles often associated with processing raw video for stock sales – such as curation, clipping, color correct, titling, tagging, formatting, and delivery – to make it easy for content owners to create new streams of revenue from their video assets.
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Multi-Award Winning Film and Sound Production Company Hummingbird Productions Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary
Multi-Award Winning Film and Sound Production Company Hummingbird Productions Celebrates Its 40th AnniversaryHummingbird Productions, a renowned, multi-award winning film and sound production company which has built its reputation as one of America's leading producers of commercials, sound design and original music, has achieved a truly rare accomplishment – it’s 40th Anniversary milestone this month. The company’s celebratory party was held at the company’s headquarters in Nashville on October 20, 2016.
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Asian World Film Festival Opens Tonight
Asian World Film Festival Opens TonightOpening Night Festivities Honor "Bambi" Artist Tyrus Wong and "Twilight" Actor Justin Chon
The 2ND ANNUAL ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (AWFF) kicks off Monday, October 24 with an awards presentation honoring Bambi artist Tyrus Wong and actor Justin Chon (The Twilight Saga), followed by a screening of Asif Kapadia’s Ali and Nino.
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Cognition Continues Expansion, Debuts 4K DI Theater
Cognition Continues Expansion, Debuts 4K DI TheaterEileen Godoy Promoted to Head of Post Production
—Hybrid post-production facility Cognition has completed construction of a 4K digital intermediate theater as part of its ongoing multi-million dollar expansion. Designed for finishing studio and independent features, the theater is among the most technically sophisticated in Southern California with an array of state-of-the-art color grading, editorial, projection and sound features. Several film projects have already come through the new resource, including A Happening of Monumental Proportions and Marauders, both finished using an ACES workflow.
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STORY Signs Real People/Documentary Director Ky Dickens
STORY Signs Real People/Documentary Director Ky DickensAmy McIntyre also joins company as producer/sales rep.
Director Ky Dickens has joined STORY for exclusive national representation in commercials. Dickens is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has also enjoyed great success in commercials and branded content centering on real people and docu-style storytelling. Her work has earned praise for its integrity, authenticity and emotional power. Recent credits include work for McDonald’s, Tylenol, Huggies, Kohler and the Illinois Lottery. She is currently working on a project for Hallmark.
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LDI News: Kinothenik Introduces Practilite 600 LED Fresnel Light
LDI News: Kinothenik Introduces Practilite 600 LED Fresnel LightCompact instrument is the pinnacle of lightning efficiency.
Kinotehnik, the Northern European manufacturer of photo and video accessories, introduces a new member of its Practilite™ range of smart Fresnel lights: the Practilite 600. Practilite 600 is a mighty little sibling of the increasingly popular bi-color, focusable Practilite 602 LED light. Owing to its fixed 75-degree beam angle, the new light comes in a reduced size—and at a reduced price. Yet, Practilite 600 delivers 20% more output* than Practilite 602 in flood mode.
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Director Klaus Pedersen Chooses Anton/Bauer to Charge World Champion's "Story of Becoming"
Director Klaus Pedersen Chooses Anton/Bauer to Charge World Champion's "Story of Becoming"Anton/Bauer caught up with Gaffa Media founder and Creative Director, Klaus Pedersen to find out more about his latest passion project Story of Becoming -- which captures the hidden struggles and triumphs of 3-time WKU Amateur Kickboxing Champion Katalin Konya. The documentary explores the differences between a person who becomes a world champion and those who do not.
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Archion's Award Winning, NDI Certified, Shared Media Storage Solutions Now Being Distributed to Digital Resellers Through US Broadcast
Archion's Award Winning, NDI Certified, Shared Media Storage Solutions Now Being Distributed to Digital Resellers Through US BroadcastArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that it has been selected by US Broadcast for channel distribution. Archion's products deliver some of the highest storage speeds – contained within the fewest number of chasses -- in the industry, giving broadcast and content creation facilities the ability to deploy more seats ore demanding applications with fewer storage arrays. This tremendous network storage performance enables a single solution for large scale editorial, VFX, color grading, and more.
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Rodeo FX Breathes Life into Jungle Animals for Tarzan
Rodeo FX Breathes Life into Jungle Animals for TarzanMimicking the Quality of Wild Footage with Completely CG Animals
Rodeo FX completed nearly 200 visual effects shots for The Legend of Tarzan, including action sequences with CG hippos and crocodiles, where realistic water interaction was critical for the success of the shots. The studio’s VFX work helped lift these animal sequences to a level where they look like scenes from a nature documentary. This is the first major production on which Rodeo FX has created CG creatures, adding to its repertoire of VFX skills.
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ASC Names Honorees
ASC Names HonoreesEdward Lachman, Ron Garcia, Philippe Rousselot and Nancy Schreiber to be Honored by American Society of Cinematographers
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the honorees for the 31st annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Edward Lachman, ASC; Ron Garcia, ASC; Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC; and Nancy Schreiber, ASC will be recognized for their contributions to the art of cinematography at the organization’s awards gala on February 4, 2017, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Lachman will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Garcia will be bestowed with the Career Achievement in Television Award. Rousselot earns the International Award, and Schreiber will take home the Presidents Award.
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Blackmagic Design Cintel Film Scanner Used by Afinal Filmes to Restore Brazilian Film Classics
Blackmagic Design Cintel Film Scanner Used by Afinal Filmes to Restore Brazilian Film ClassicsAfinal Filmes chooses Cintel because company needed RAW files to truly correct footage
Blackmagic Design today announced that Brazilian based post production house Afinal Filmes has taken the next step in its archival documentary restoration initiatives by integrating the Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner into its workflow.
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EuclidIQ Hires Frank Capria
EuclidIQ Hires Frank CapriaLeading provider of video compression products has hired industry veteran Frank Capria as Chief Product and Marketing Officer
EuclidIQ®, a leading provider of video compression products that mimic the human visual system, today announced that it has hired film, TV and broadcast technology industry veteran Frank Capria as Chief Product and Marketing Officer. Capria will be responsible for the company’s flagship IQ264 encoding optimization product and is tasked with the development of new apps and platforms for creation and publication of high quality, bandwidth reduced, streaming media.
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DECON signs Mundo Sisters
DECON signs Mundo Sisters(New York, New York--October 4, 2016) Creative production company DECON has signed sibling directing duo the Mundo Sisters for U.S. commercial representation. Rena Mundo Croshere and Nadine Mundo’s cinematic storytelling captures raw, arresting visuals and emotionally charged, authentic narratives. Their award-winning film work has screened at festivals worldwide, and they have also directed lyrical, compelling campaigns for clients such as ESPN and Rachel Roy. They were recently selected to speak on the SXSW Sports Directors panel.
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Archion EditStor Keeps Away "The Heat" From Langley Productions' "COPS"
Archion EditStor Keeps Away "The Heat" From Langley Productions' "COPS"Langley has over 20 Avid editors connected with 10GigE to EditStor for their shows ‘COPS’ and ‘Jail’
Archion Technologies, a world leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that its EditStor has been successfully performing as the post production storage for the hit Langley Productions reality TV series “Cops,” as well as other Langley TV series, including “Jail.”
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Sachtler launches new limited edition Freddie Wong Signature Ace tripod
Sachtler launches new limited edition Freddie Wong Signature Ace tripodAce L combines excellent build quality with light weight
Sachtler, a premier provider of camera supports, accessories, and bags and a Vitec Group brand, is pleased to introduce the new Freddie Wong Signature Edition Ace L tripod system. As one of the biggest digital influencers of our time, filmmaker and YouTube superstar Freddie Wong has used the Sachtler Ace L throughout his rise in the industry and while filming comedy shorts for his acclaimed production company RocketJump. RocketJump has over 7 million subscribers and 1.2 billion views on YouTube and has branched out into its own Hulu Series entitled RocketJump: The Show.
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Deluxe's Beast NY Adds Editor Dan Maloney
Deluxe's Beast NY Adds Editor Dan MaloneyMaloney has earned an AICE Award for his Tide work and being named an emerging talent by Boards Magazine.
Deluxe creative editorial company Beast has added seasoned editor Dan Maloney to the talent roster of its New York facility. Maloney’s editorial experience spans over 16 years and includes a strong background in cutting comedy and documentary projects, with recent work for Gillette, ZocDoc, and Audi.
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Match TV Harnesses the Power of Avid Studio Suite to Create Stunning Sports Coverage and Boost Revenue Streams
Match TV Harnesses the Power of Avid Studio Suite to Create Stunning Sports Coverage and Boost Revenue StreamsAvid graphics solutions enables Russian public sports broadcaster to create compelling graphics and promotions for global sporting events
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that Match TV, the Russian public sports broadcaster, is relying on the Avid MediaCentral® Platform and the Avid Studio Suite for the creation of world-class graphics packages for national and global sporting events. Match TV also recently added Avid Invictus to its extensive Avid graphics toolset in order to enhance its live sporting events.
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Archion EditStor Shared Media Storage Certified for Telestream Vantage 4K Workflows
Archion EditStor Shared Media Storage Certified for Telestream Vantage 4K WorkflowsArchion/Telestream combination makes for a very powerful 4K video storage workflow system
Archion Technologies, a world leader in intelligent, high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that its powerful Velo, Omni and Omni Hybrid NAS creative storage systems - designed for storage and playback of 4K digital video in post-production, production, graphics, finishing and all types of video media – have been certified for Telestream Vantage.
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Veteran Sound Mixer Claudia Katayanagi Brings Sound Devices 664 Mixer/Recorder On-Set for Latest Role as First-Time Documentary Director
Veteran Sound Mixer Claudia Katayanagi Brings Sound Devices 664 Mixer/Recorder On-Set for Latest Role as First-Time Documentary DirectorHer Film, A Bitter Legacy, Uncovers the Secret Prisons of WWII’s Japanese-American Concentration Camps
Claudia Katayanagi has had a long career in sound mixing and recording that has taken her on location with HBO documentaries, including the acclaimed Food, Inc., Crude and Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, PBS’ Frontline, and the BBC’s arts-focused Imagine series. She has also made dozens of programs for San Francisco’s public media station KQED, and worked on the second and first units of feature films.
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ASC Announces Finalists for 2016 Student Heritage Awards
American Society of Cinematographers Announces Finalists for 2016 Student Heritage Awards
Continuing their mission to advance the art of cinematography by inspiring and educating the next generation of filmmakers, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the nominees for the 2016 ASC Haskell Wexler Student Documentary Award and the Vilmos Zsigmond Student Heritage Award for Undergraduates and Graduates. A panel of prestigious ASC members judged the entries, and selected 18 students from a talented pool of filmmakers with exceptional abilities in cinematography. The students represent 12 different U.S. film schools; winners will be revealed on October 15. The finalists are:
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ARRI Releases Master Grips Camera Accessories for Ultimate Handheld Control and Comfort
ARRI Releases Master Grips Camera Accessories for Ultimate Handheld Control and ComfortExpanding its range of ECS accessories, ARRI announces four new Master Grip handgrips, which offer unprecedented fingertip control of ARRI and third-party cameras and lenses when shooting handheld.
The primary function of traditional cine-style handgrips is to firmly stabilize a camera on the operator’s shoulder. Documentary camera setups include a servo zoom with the handle, allowing certain lens and camera functions to be controlled. In today’s industry, the previously separate worlds of cine and documentary equipment have merged. In addition, small cameras like the ALEXA Mini have a reduced user interface and require external camera controls. This has created demand for solid, cine-style camera handgrips with documentary-style controls.
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ARRI’s International Support Program
ARRI’s International Support ProgramARRI launches an exclusive support program for international filmmakers at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The ARRI Groupis launching an initiative called the International Support Program. It is designed to support filmmakers who are working on distinctive projects with an international edge. Through the program, ARRI will offer multifaceted support ranging from co-production, development and access to state-of-the-art ARRI equipment, to postproduction and international sales. The company will officially unveil the program at the Toronto International Film Festival (September 8-18, 2016). ARRI professionals from Munich, Berlin, Los Angeles, Toronto, New York and New Orleans will be at TIFF to meet with filmmakers.
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Archion's EditStor Omni Helps Empower Top NYC-Based Production and Post Production House NITROUS
Archion's EditStor Omni Helps Empower Top NYC-Based Production and Post Production House NITROUSArchion Technologies, a world leader in high performance shared media storage, has announced that its EditStor Omni has successfully enhanced the workflow and media opportunities being utilized by NITROUS Ltd, a leading, New York City-based Production, Original Content and Post Production company.
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Humble Welcomes Directorial Duo Bright Black
Humble Welcomes Directorial Duo Bright BlackIntegrated content studio Humble today welcomed directorial duo Bright Black to its roster. Comprised of Austin Rhodes and Ivan Landau, the filmmakers have complementary skillsets that enable them to unearth and capture compelling stories.
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Video Devices PIX-E5 Record Quality Integrates Perfectly with Sony Cameras in Run-And-Gun Documentary
Video Devices PIX-E5 Record Quality Integrates Perfectly with Sony Cameras in Run-And-Gun DocumentaryFeatures and Form Factor Prove Essential for Fast-Moving Short Film Project Workflow
Berlin-based cinematographer and Film University Babelsberg student Marco Müller works as director of photography (DP) and as assistant camera (AC) on a variety of commercials and documentaries. His creative imaging portfolio, including his film school projects, can be seen at www.chronotype.de.
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SIM Group Supports Eleven TIFF Films
SIM Group Supports Eleven TIFF FilmsContinuing their long-standing support of independent film, SIM Group companies provided production and post-production services for 11 films debuting next month at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival.
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Mill+ Create Stunning Animated Opening Titles for Netflix’s “Fearless”
Mill+ Create Stunning Animated Opening Titles for Netflix’s “Fearless”Mill+ has collaborated with 25/7 Productions and director Michael John Warren on the striking opening titles for Fearless. The new Netflix series documents Brazilian bull riding culture, and the grueling journey of riders from Sao Paulo to championships in Las Vegas.
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Archion's EditStor Shared Storage Solution Embraced by Stun Creative
Archion's EditStor Shared Storage Solution Embraced by Stun Creative, A Leading Ad/Marketing Agency for Major TV Networks, Hit TV Shows and Brands
Archion Technologies, a world leader in high performance shared media storage, has announced that its EditStor Shared Media Storage Solution has been embraced by Stun Creative, a leading ad/marketing agency specializing in promotional content for major television networks, top TV programs, and brands. The announcement was made by Reuben Lima, CEO/Founder, Archion.
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Mixing Light Teams Up with Gaiamount at BIRTV to Bring Color Correction Training and Resources to China
Mixing Light Teams Up with Gaiamount at BIRTV to Bring Color Correction Training and Resources to ChinaMIXING LIGHT TEAMS UP WITH GAIAMOUNT AT BIRTV TO BRING COLOR CORRECTION TRAINING AND RESOURCES TO CHINA
- Companies to offer online and on-site training at BIRTV -
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Video Devices PIX-E7 and PIX-LR Optimize Workflow for Upcoming Documentary On PTSD
Video Devices PIX-E7 and PIX-LR Optimize Workflow for Upcoming Documentary On PTSDHigh-Resolution Recording Field Monitor, New Audio Interface, and SpeedDrive™ Prove Invaluable for One Person Crew Shoots
Freelance Sound Mixer Matt Sonnenfeld has been using Sound Devices equipment, such as the 633 and 688 field production mixers, for more than three years. Along with his brother Adam, Sonnenfeld co-owns Four B Productions, Inc., a full-service production company based in Brooklyn, NY. Sonnenfeld has worked on notable television shows, including Made From America on The Travel Channel and Catching Odell, an NFL special.
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Community Films Director Clay Tweel's Inspirational Doc "Gleason" Receives Theatrical Release This Summer
Community Films Director Clay Tweel's Inspirational Doc "Gleason" Receives Theatrical Release This SummerEarlier this year, Director Clay Tweel signed with national commercial production company Community Films. This summer sees the theatrical release of his inspirational documentary “Gleason” about former NFL player Steve Gleason and his family’s struggle with his diagnosis of ALS. The film made its overwhelmingly successful debut at the Sundance Film Festival 2016 with U.S. rights purchased by Amazon Studios and Open Road Films just days after the festival. The film opens nationwide in theaters this summer and will be streamed this fall on Amazon.com. Tweel is also the Co-Director of “Finders Keepers,” which was co-produced by Community Films with fellow Community Director Seth Gordon serving as Producer.
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Rado Stefanov Goes Incognito with DPA Microphones
Rado Stefanov Goes Incognito with DPA MicrophonesProduction Sound Mixer relies on d:screet Slim Microphone to provide invisible sound capture in Las Vegas
As a production sound mixer for reality shows, documentaries, commercials and scripted productions, Rado Stefanov needs his microphone to be as versatile as his body of work. His long-time go-to solution has been DPA Microphones due entirely to the mics’ pristine sound and durability. As one of the first to push for and beta-test the company’s d:screet™Slim Microphone, Stefanov turned to the mic for his various projects requiring near invisible miking solutions.
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The Chicago Underground Film Festival
CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR 24TH ANNUAL EVENT The 2017 festival runs May 31 - June 4, 2017
Submissions are officially being accepted for the 24th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival, presented by IFP Chicago. The festival will be held May 31 - June 4, 2017 at the Logan Theatre. Qualified filmmakers can submit their entries through The Chicago Underground Film Festival's online entry form on cuff.org or through Filmfreeway or Withoutabox.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture Action Scenes for Universal Pictures' "Jason Bourne."
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture Action Scenes for Universal Pictures' "Jason Bourne."Blackmagic Design today announced that multiple Micro Cinema Cameras and Pocket Cinema Cameras were used by Second Unit DP Igor Meglic to capture action scenes for Universal Pictures' "Jason Bourne." A Blackmagic Video Assist monitor and recorder was also used to verify camera positioning during shooting. Directed by Paul Greengrass ("The Bourne Supremacy," "The Bourne Ultimatum"), the film is the next installment of the Bourne franchise, which follows lethal former CIA operative Jason Bourne as he is drawn out of the shadows. Matt Damon returns to the role of Jason Bourne and is joined by Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Tommy Lee Jones and Julia Stiles.
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M&C Saatchi LA Celebrates The Ford Theatres: LA's Freshest Stage
M&C Saatchi LA Celebrates The Ford Theatres: LA's Freshest StageNew Campaign Highlights The Cultural Exchange That Is The Heart of Los Angeles' Iconic Venue
M&C Saatchi LA is proud to have developed and produced a multi-platform campaign for the grand re-opening of one of Los Angeles’ most beloved artistic centers: the Ford Theatres. The campaign shines a spotlight on how the Ford Theatres brings people together for transformative arts experiences that inspire, empower and ignite cultural exchange.
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Alchemy Post Sound Garners Two Emmy Nominations
Alchemy Post Sound Garners Two Emmy NominationsAlchemy Post Sound co-founder, Foley artist Leslie Bloome has received two nominations 68th Emmy® Awards.
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Technicolor PostWorks Supports Seven Emmy Nominated Productions
Technicolor PostWorks Supports Seven Emmy Nominated ProductionsTechnicolor PostWorks provided post-production services for seven television programs that received nominations in the 68th Emmy Awards. They include the scripted series The Affair, The Americans, Master of None, Mozart in the Jungle and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the documentary mini-series Jackie Robinson and the documentary series Vice.
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Editor John Resner Joins Deluxe
Editor John Resner Joins DeluxeAward-winning editor John Resner has joined Deluxe creative editorial company Beast in New York. For the past several years, Resner has worked with agencies including Wieden+Kennedy, R/GA and Ogilvy, cutting projects for Nike, Delta, Samsung, ESPN, Gatorade, NBC Sports, Southern Comfort, Dairy Queen and Burger King. His accolades include Cannes Silver and Bronze Lions, D&AD Pencils, and many thumbs up and high fives from clients.
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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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Award-winning Director Matt Ogens Joins Bullitt
Award-winning Director Matt Ogens Joins BullittBullitt is excited to welcome director Matt Ogens to its director roster. Ogens is an award-winning filmmaker and commercial director, known for an evocative visual aesthetic where image and narrative are intertwined.
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HOBO Partners With Gigantic Post On Audio For Sundance Winning Doc “Weiner
HOBO Partners With Gigantic Post On Audio For Sundance Winning Doc “WeinerNEW YORK, NY -- One of the surprise hits on the film festival circuit this year has been the documentary “Weiner,” the all-too-revealing inside look behind the failed New York City mayoral campaign of former Congressman Anthony Weiner that took home the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. Enhancing the aural impact was HOBO engineers Chris Stangroom, Stephen Davies and Julian Angel, who each played a key role in the film’s audio postproduction.
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ASG Co-Sponsors Los Angeles Virtual Reality Seminar
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, audio and film integration firm, will co-host a free seminar on virtual reality technologies with AbelCine and Quantum on July 21 from 6-9 p.m. at AbelCine’s offices in Burbank. Produced exclusively for the Los Angeles market, “Virtual Reality – Hot Trends Now and What’s Coming in the Future” will provide an overview of current VR equipment and established workflows, as well as a look ahead to VR technologies in development.
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Miller Camera Support Equipment Gets On The Ground Floor Of New Documentary "Wonders Of Marsupials"
Miller Camera Support Equipment Gets On The Ground Floor Of New Documentary "Wonders Of Marsupials"Natural History Filmmakers Call on DS20 Fluid Head and MINI Tripod During Production
Filming wild animals requires not only a unique level of talent, but also the proper equipment to support the production. That’s why Daniel Hunter and Edward Saltau of The Natural History Unit production company turned to Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, to help capture footage for the documentary “Wonders of Marsupials.” Using the Miller DS20 Fluid Head in conjunction with the MINI Tripod, the filmmakers were able shoot in a way that will bring viewers eye-to-eye with some of Australia’s most famous indigenous animals.
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Archion Technologies Introduces Omni Hybrid, the Ideal Storage Workflow Solution
Archion Technologies Introduces Omni Hybrid, the Ideal Storage Workflow SolutionArchion Technologies, a world leader in high performance shared media storage, has introduced into the entertainment, broadcasting and multi-media industries its EditStor Omni Hybrid – the company’s newest product within its family of collaborative storage solutions for demanding media workflows. The announcement was made by Reuben Lima, CEO/Founder, Archion.
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Lipsync Post Works On Triplet Of Creative Arts Projects
Steve McQueen, Banksy and Gregory Porter amongst artists featured in latest creative pieces
LIPSYNCPost has recently completed post-production services on a triplet of art productions including exhibitions and post production documentary work featuring Steve McQueen, Banksy and Gregory Porter.
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U. of North Texas' Media Arts Dept. Invests in 30 AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorders for Undergraduate/Graduate Instruction, TV Production
U. of North Texas' Media Arts Dept. Invests in 30 AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorders for Undergraduate/Graduate Instruction, TV ProductionVariCam LT Assigned to Advanced Cinema Classes
The Department of Media Arts of the University of North Texas’ College of Arts and Sciences recently purchased 30 Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor 4/3” handheld camcorders that will be used in classes including narrative, news, documentary and entertainment acquisition techniques, as well as for news production at the university’s cable television station. The Department also bought a VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder for advanced narrative film classes.
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Notre Dame's Fighting Irish Media Shortens Content Delivery Cycle From Hours to Minutes With Quantum Storage Platform
Digital Media Team Sees Dramatic Improvement in Efficiency and Productivity of Content Creation Workflow, Meeting Demand for Access to Game Content
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that the University of Notre Dame's Fighting Irish Media has deployed a workflow storage system powered by StorNext® to increase its speed and productivity in creating athletics-focused video features, live game webcasts, highlights, coaches' shows and documentary-style filmed entertainment, as well as a growing volume of educational content. The efficient, collaborative Quantum storage platform enables the Fighting Irish Media team to produce event highlights within minutes of a sports event's conclusion. The new workflow also has improved overall editing productivity by 50 percent.
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Director of Photography Art Aldrich Upgrades to VariCam LT 4K Cinema Cameras for Fortune 500 Branding Assignments
Director of Photography Art Aldrich Upgrades to VariCam LT 4K Cinema Cameras for Fortune 500 Branding AssignmentsDirector of Photography Art Aldrich has purchased three VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders to support his extensive video work in corporate branding. Aldrich, who numbers major broadcast and cable networks, Fortune 500 companies, advertising agencies and independent production facilities among his clients, recently completed a 10-day shoot at the KPMG WPGA Championship in Sammamish, WAwith the Panasonic cameras.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Filmmaker Anna Akana As Its Next Rebel With A Cause, Continuing A Year-Long Celebration Of The 25th Anniversary Of The Canon EOS Rebel SLR Camera
YouTube Personality and Actress Gave the Crowd at VidCon 2016 a Sneak Peek At What Makes Her a Rebel With A Cause
Anna Akana and Canon U.S.A., Inc., together announced that Akana will become the latest personality featured in the “Rebel With A Cause” initiative, which celebrates 25 years since the introduction of Canon’s first EOS Rebel SLR camera. Following in the footsteps of American daredevil Nik Wallenda and GRAMMY®Award winning record producer Swizz Beatz, Akana, a strong proponent of anti-bullying and suicide prevention, will be featured in a video dedicated to her own unique cause, debuting in September.
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Legendary Editor Anne Coates, ACE Headlines Sight, Sound & Story 2016
Manhattan Edit Workshop's Fourth Annual June Post Summit Sells Out
On June 11, 2016, over 300 editors, filmmakers, and post production professionals packed the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway for a full day of panels focused on the art of editing documentary films, episodic TV, visual effects, and an in-depth discussion with legendary Oscar-winning editor Anne V. Coates, ACE. The day-long summit was followed by a two-hour networking party sponsored by the American Cinema Editors (ACE.) This year marks the fourth year of the only New York full day summit focused on the art of post production.
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Director Martin Bell Revisits "TINY" with Nice Shoes Colorist Chris Ryan
Director Martin Bell Revisits "TINY" with Nice Shoes Colorist Chris RyanThe story of "Tiny" Erin Blackwell, spans over thirty years, with much of it having been documented by filmmakers Martin Bell and the late Mary Ellen Mark, first in their 1984 documentary, Streetwise, in a 2004 follow-up Erin, and again in their new film, TINY: The Life of Erin Blackwell. Nice Shoes colorist Chris Ryan graded the film with Bell, with whom he has worked on many projects, including documentaries Twins (2003), Alexander (2006), Prom (2010), as well as a series of short films for Novartis in 2013. Together, Bell and Ryan sought to establish a visual continuity between TINY and Streetwise, bringing together the looks of previously unseen 16mm footage along with recently captured digital footage. The film made its world premiere in the city where both films were shot, at the Seattle International Film Festival, and will make its East Coast debut as part of BAM Cinemafest on June 25th.
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Archion Announces Collaboration with NewTek to Establish EditStor as First Network Storage System to Adopt NDI for IP Production Workflow
Archion Announces Collaboration with NewTek to Establish EditStor as First Network Storage System to Adopt NDI for IP Production WorkflowArchion Technologies, a world leader in high performance shared media storage, and one of the newest members of NewTek's Developer Network, has embraced NewTek’s open Network Device Interface (NDI™) standard for IP-based production workflows. The announcement was made by Reuben Lima, CEO/Founder, Archion.
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Premiere of Apex Summit: A Pikes Peak Documentary Featuring Schneider-Kreuznach FF-Prime Lenses
Premiere of Apex Summit: A Pikes Peak Documentary  Featuring Schneider-Kreuznach FF-Prime LensesHow do you capture the danger, excitement and beauty of a racing competition that has been around for a century and still keep it fresh? Easy: Bring together a team of young, innovative and resourceful filmmakers and builders; mold a story around an up-and-coming star in the motorsport field; and put together a camera/lens package that can give the audience a riveting, personal look at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
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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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Community Film's Director Matt Smukler Celebrates Deutsche Bahn's 25th Anniversary In New International Spot
Community Film's Director Matt Smukler Celebrates Deutsche Bahn's 25th Anniversary In New International SpotMatt Smukler of Community Films has directed a moving, new commercial for Deutsche Bahn celebrating its 25th Anniversary. The spot takes us on a soccer fan’s journey where he connects from point A to point B using Deutsche Bahn’s railway. The connection, however, goes farther than the miles in this love story.
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Northern Lights Adds Creative Director/Editor Pat Carpenter
Northern Lights Adds Creative Director/Editor Pat CarpenterNY-based Northern Lights has added veteran creative director/editor Pat Carpenter. With decades of experience, Carpenter has worked across commercials, broadcast promos, documentaries, music and long form content, infusing a distinct vitality in every project he cuts. Joining Northern Lights from Ripcord Creative, he has lent his talents to a number of top shops in New York City, including Definition 6, Creative Bubble and Unitel. With a history of moonlighting as a drummer in NYC’s punk rock scene, Carpenter’s innate sense of rhythm has led to his natural ease and confidence in editing. His work has garnered numerous industry accolades including a Silver Lion for his work for Benjamin Moore “Talking Wall” out of The Martin Agency, a Gold CLIO for his work on Coca-Cola “Happiness Machine” and numerous PromaxBDA Awards for his extensive broadcast work. With a collaborative approach, Carpenter has developed a lineup of repeat clients, including USA, Syfy, Nickelodeon, Pivot and HBO.
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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 FestivalStudents 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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SIGGRAPH 2016 VR Village will Celebrate "SUMMER OF VR" with Unprecedented VR & AR Installation
SIGGRAPH 2016 VR Village will Celebrate "SUMMER OF VR" with Unprecedented VR & AR InstallationSIGGRAPH 2016, the world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, will celebrate "The Summer of VR" with an unprecedented number of experiential and cutting-edge Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality installations, during this year's conference. A conference where attendees can "Render the Possibilities," SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24–28 July 2016.
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Industrial Color Adds Veteran Editor Bruce Ashley And Executive Producer Gary Giambalvo
Industrial Color Adds Veteran Editor Bruce Ashley And Executive Producer Gary GiambalvoNew Talent Addition Part Of Overall Strategy To Grow Advertising/Branded Content Production and Post Production
Industrial Color, the 25-year-old creative studio known for its high-end fashion and beauty post-production work, has added acclaimed Editor Bruce Ashley and Executive Producer Gary Giambalvoto its staff. The moves, according to the company’s Chief Operating Officer Mathieu Champigny,represent a strategic step in the company’s overall growth strategy targeting advertising and branded content production.
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H.264 Recording Capabilities Now Available For Video Devices' PIX-E Series
H.264 Recording Capabilities Now Available For Video Devices' PIX-E SeriesFirmware Version 3.00 Now Features the H.264 Codec, as well as the Option to Simultaneously Record Both ProRes and H.264 Files
Video Devices, a brand of video products developed by Sound Devices, LLC, announces that Firmware Version 3.00 for its popular PIX-E Series of 4K-compatible recording monitors – previewed at the 2016 NAB Show – is now available. With this latest firmware update, the PIX-E Series adds the H.264 codec as well as the ability to simultaneously record a high-quality, edit-ready Apple® ProRes .mov file and a much smaller H.264 .mp4 file. These features are now available as a free download for PIX-E owners.
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Video Devices' PIX-E5 Is A Perfect Fit For 360 Designs' 4k Virtual Reality Rigs
Video Devices' PIX-E5 Is A Perfect Fit For 360 Designs' 4k Virtual Reality RigsRobust, Compact Recording Monitors Make On-Rig 4K Capture Easier for VR Production Pioneer
Founder and CEO of the San Francisco-based 360 Designs, Alx Klive sees a lucrative future for Virtual Reality (VR). Although it is still in its infancy, Klive believes 360-degree live streaming of sports, concerts and other live events is the next advancement for the entertainment industry. Founded in 2015, 360 Designs manufactures high-end professional 360-degree cameras, rigs, and live streaming solutions for VR. The company serves top broadcasters, and Internet and production companies, and has recently had its cameras at Coachella, a range of music and film events at SXSW, and the OSCARS® capturing professional-quality VR video.
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Tokyo’s Mainichi Productions Installs Cintel Film Scanner
Tokyo’s Mainichi Productions Installs Cintel Film ScannerBlackmagic Design announced today that Tokyo based film production house Mainichi Productions has installed Cintel Film Scanner.
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Alchemy Post Sound Recreates the Sounds of the Rain Forest for "When Two Worlds Collide"
Alchemy Post Sound Recreates the Sounds of the Rain Forest for "When Two Worlds Collide"Foley Artist Leslie Bloome has created subtle sound effects for scores of documentaries, including Heidi Brandenburg Sierralta and Matthew Orzel’s award-winning film about environmental degradation in Peru.
When Two Worlds Collide, winner of the World Cinema documentary prize for Best First Feature at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, focuses on the alarming and sad conflict between indigenous people of the Peruvian rainforest and corporations bent on exploiting the region through mining, drilling and clear cutting. First time directors Heidi Brandenburg Sierralta and Matthew Orzel tell the story of a local leader, forced into exile for resisting the destruction of Amazonian land, and shed light on a crisis that has implications for the entire world. The film screens this month in DC as part of AFI film festival and will have its World theatrical premiere at Film Forum in New York City on August 17, released by First Run Features.
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New Trends and Technology at Cine Gear Expo 2016
New Trends and Technology at Cine Gear Expo 2016Cine Gear Expo 2016 exhibits open Friday June 3 and 4, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California with major screenings, filmmaker panel discussions, groundbreaking techniques and new equipment premiers that are sure to influence the filmmaking industry.
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Community Films Signs Director Marius Crowne
Community Films Signs Director Marius CrowneUp & Coming Talent Selected For This Week's "Shoot" New Director Showcase in NY
Community Films has signed Director Marius Crowne to the company’s diverse roster of talent. Crowne joins Community in the midst of being selected for the prestigious “New Director Showcase” by “SHOOT Magazine.” The SHOOT New Director Showcase reel will be screened during the signature event at the DGA in New York this Thursday, May 26th.
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The Post Production Event of the Year, "Sight, Sound & Story" Returns to New York City on June 11th
The Post Production Event of the Year, "Sight, Sound & Story" Returns to New York City on June 11thLegendary Academy Award-winner Anne V. Coates, ACE heads this year's lineup of celebrated VFX artists and editors
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop, the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, today announced their all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for its annual one-day event, Sight, Sound & Story, held this year on June 11, 2016 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway at Columbus Circle. "Sight, Sound & Story is one of the few events that brings together the community to celebrate the art of visual storytelling. This year's panels include a look at visual effects artists, television's golden age, and groundbreaking documentaries. The event culminates with legendary editor Anne V. Coates, ACE's acclaimed career including The Elephant Man, Out of Sight, Unfaithful, Becket, In the Line of Fire, and the Oscar winning Lawrence of Arabia," says Josh Apter, owner of Manhattan Edit Workshop. "Our mission each year is to entertain, educate and provide our audience with unprecedented access and insight from some of today's greatest story tellers."
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Commercial Production Company Cultivate.Media Launches; Signs Acclaimed Director Ali Ali
Commercial Production Company Cultivate.Media Launches; Signs Acclaimed Director Ali AliUnderscoring its focus on nurturing ties with creative-minded directors and advertising agencies, TWC Films has rebranded as Cultivate.Media. The Santa Monica-based production company’s new name, logo and website are meant to suggest its mission to build relationships and the evolving nature of advertising production.
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CANON U.S.A. LAUNCHES SEARCH FOR THE NEXT "REBEL WITH A CAUSE"
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced it is launching a contest to find the next modern day “Rebel With A Cause.” To celebrate the 25thanniversary of the Canon EOS Rebel camera, Canon is embarking on a year-long journey to follow modern day rebels who challenge convention in their own unique way. The story of these individuals will be documented on the Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR camera.
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AFI Announces Full Slate of AFI DOCS 2016 Films
94 Films from 30 Countries Include Three World Premieres Screening June 22–26 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD
Today, the American Film Institute (AFI) announced the slate of films for AFI DOCS 2016, running June 22–26 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD. The 14th edition showcases 94 films representing 30 countries, including three world premieres, seven North American premieres, three U.S. premieres, 12 East Coast premieres and one international premiere. AFI DOCS 2016 screenings will take place in Washington, DC, at the Newseum and the Landmark E Street Cinema, and in Silver Spring, MD, at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.
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Melissa Lubin Joins Deluxe's Beast NY as EP
Melissa Lubin Joins Deluxe's Beast NY as EPDeluxe creative editorial company Beast announces that Melissa Lubin has joined the company as Executive Producer of its New York office. Bringing a decade of deep experience across all facets of production and client services for editorial, sound and graphic design, VFX and finishing, she will lead talent development, build production teams and introduce new clients to Beast’s talent and services.
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Whitehouse Post Welcomes Editor Deb Schimmel
Whitehouse Post Welcomes Editor Deb SchimmelWhitehouse Post welcomes accomplished editor Deb Schimmel to their Chicago roster. A Chicago native, Schimmel got her start in the industry as an intern at Cutters and grew her skills at Optimus, where she was an assistant and then editor for more than two decades. “We are very excited for Deb to join us,” says Partner/Editor Matthew Wood. “We’ve known Deb and admired her work for such a long time, we’re thrilled that she has decided to come aboard.”
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Acclaimed Director Keif Davidson signs with Park Pictures
Acclaimed Director Keif Davidson signs with Park PicturesBicoastal production company Park Pictures has signed Oscar-nominated documentary and commercial director Kief Davidson for exclusive International representation. Nominated for an Oscar for his documentary Open Heart, Davidson has earned acclaim for striking work for global brands such as GE, Toyota, Absolut and Facebook. In collaboration with the Lego Company, Davidson directed the tremendously popular Radius/Weinstein Company feature doc A Lego Brickumentary in 2015.
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Rapidly growing post house adds Baselight grading suite for new BBC broadcast project, Can’t Touch This
Rapidly growing post house adds Baselight grading suite for new BBC broadcast project, Can’t Touch ThisBelfast, in Northern Ireland, doesn’t have a great history in post-production. But Ka-boom, which started in 2010 as an audio facility, the specialisation of co-founder Will McConnell, quickly grew to fill the void in a city which is now rapidly becoming a major production centre.
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Washington Square Films Signs Acclaimed Director Alison Klayman
Washington Square Films Signs Acclaimed Director Alison KlaymanNew York-based Washington Square Films has signed New York Times Director to Watch Alison Klayman for her first commercial representation. Named on a NYT list of rising international filmmaking talents under 40, Klayman’s debut feature documentary, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, was shortlisted for an Academy Award, nominated for two Emmys, won a Sundance Special Jury Prize and earned a Director's Guild of America nomination. In commercials, Alison has directed noteworthy branded work for lululemon and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, among others.
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Sarofsky Strengthens Staff Talent Roster with Creative Director
Continuing to fortify its top-level creative and production capabilities, design-driven production company Sarofsky is announcing the immediate addition of creative director Patrick Coleman and producer Sam Clark to its staff. The news was announced today by company principal and executive creative director Erin Sarofsky and executive producer Steven Anderson.
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Wise Buddah Studios gets SNS EVO storage
Wise Buddah Studios gets SNS EVO storageAudio post-production facility Wise Buddah Studios has upgraded its storage requirements to an EVO Shared Storage Server from Studio Network Solutions. The EVO is part of a plan of upgrades that has been in motion for the last few years with Scrub, the post-focused subsidiary of HHB Communications Ltd.
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Technicolor PostWorks Provides Finishing Services for Oscar-Winning Doc “A Girl in the River”
Technicolor PostWorks Provides Finishing Services for Oscar-Winning Doc “A Girl in the River”A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, winner of this year’s Academy Award® for Best Documentary, Short Subject, recently made its world premiere on HBO. Directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (who also won an Oscar® in 2012 of Saving Face)and edited by Geof Bartz, A.C.E., the 40-minute film went through editorial conforming, final color grading and preparation for broadcast at Technicolor PostWorks New York.
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AFI DOCS 2016 Announces Opening and Closing Night Films
Today, AFI DOCS, the American Film Institute’s annual documentary celebration held June 22–26, 2016, in the nation’s capital, announced the festival’s Opening and Closing Night films. Opening AFI DOCS 2016 is the North American premiere of Magnolia Pictures’ ZERO DAYS, directed by Alex Gibney.
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Digital Heaven announces SpeedScriber automated transcription service
SpeedScriber is currently in development with public release planned for Q3.
Digital Heaven today announced SpeedScriber, a brand new automated transcription service for content creators. Documentary filmmakers, journalists, audio and video producers all depend on reliable transcripts of their files, whether it be an interview for editing purposes or a text version of the finished product. While there are several web-based transcription services on the market, they generally offer delivery times of 24 hours or longer. SpeedScriber provides affordable and surprisingly accurate automated transcripts delivered in real-time or faster.
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Alkemy X Adds Director Scott Ross to Diverse Talent Roster
Alkemy X Adds Director Scott Ross to Diverse Talent RosterAlkemy X’s talent roster continues to expand with the addition of Director Scott Ross. Ross brings extensive experience to his new role at Alkemy X, including a variety of work in the industries of fashion, experimental film, music videos, fine art, commercial advertisements and virtual reality.
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ARRI Pro Camera Accessories Support Sony, Panasonic and Red Gear
ARRI Pro Camera Accessories Support Sony, Panasonic and Red GearARRI's Pro Camera Accessories (PCA) bring the high quality design and durability that ARRI is known for to cameras from other manufacturers. ARRI is pleased to announce new accessories are available for RED DSMC2, Sony α7S/R II and Panasonic VariCam LT.
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G-technology Offers New Network Attached Storage Solution For Content Creators
New 12-Bay G-RACK™ 12 Enables Teams of Creative Professionals to Streamline Media and Entertainment Workflows with the Reliability, Scalability, and Studio-Friendly Technology You’d Expect from the Trusted G-Technology Brand
G-Technology®, a trusted premium storage solutions provider, today announced its new G-RACK 12 network attached storage (NAS) solution – its first NAS-based device that enhances its award-winning product portfolio for content creation professionals worldwide. This along with a sneak peek of new technology demonstrations and the latest G-Technology products will be on display at NAB, April 18-21, in Las Vegas, Booth SL6005.
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Sony Goes Beyond Definition at NAB 2016 Professional A/V Technologies for Production at All Levels - Imaging, HD, 4K, High Dynamic Range, IP transmission and Storage
Sony Goes Beyond Definition at NAB 2016 Professional A/V Technologies for Production at All Levels - Imaging, HD, 4K, High Dynamic Range, IP transmission and StorageSony is showcasing new technologies and workflows for HD, 4K, high dynamic range, storage and IP, providing the tools to drive professionals' creativity. Sony's exhibit will feature new models and updates to widely used products -- camcorders, cameras, monitors, switchers, storage/archiving, and wireless transmission for broadcast, production, sports, live events and more.
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Sachtler's Bestselling Video 18 Fluid Head Undergoes A Major Update In Time For NAB 2016
Sachtler's Bestselling Video 18 Fluid Head Undergoes A Major Update In Time For NAB 2016NAB 2016, Booth 6025
Sachtler, a premier provider of camera supports, accessories, and bags and a Vitec Videocom brand, is upgrading their bestselling fluid head to introduce the Video 18 S2. Thanks to this new model, the Video 18 S2, users will now be able to handle a greater load bearing capacity of up to 20 kg, which is 4 kg more payload than the Video 18 S1. With this improvement, the Video 18 S2 is now the only head in its class that can operate at -40 to +60 degrees centigrade without any impact on its smooth operation.
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Archion NAB 2016 Omni and Velo Press Release
Archion Announces Ultra High-Performance Enhancements At NAB 2016 for EditStor Omni & Velo Collaborative Storage Solutions
ArchionTechnologies, the price-performance leader in collaborative storage solutions for demanding media workflows, is announcing upgrades to both its pace-setting EditStor Omni and Velo shared media storage solutions. These upgrades now boost the performance of EditStor Omni up to to 8000 MB/sec. and EditStor Velo up to 5000 MB/sec. Previously available with multiple expansion chassis, these speeds are now accomplished with the addition of only a single expansion chassis.
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NAB NEWS: Video Devices to Preview New Simultaneous ProRes and H.264 Record Capability At NAB 2016
Video Devices, a brand of video products developed by Sound Devices, LLC, will preview a new recording capability for the popular PIX-E Series of 4K-compatible recording monitors at the 2016 NAB Show (Booth C6040). Video Devices will showcase the PIX-E Series of recording monitors with a preview of two new features—the addition of the H.264 codec and the capability of simultaneously recording a high-quality, edit-ready Apple® ProRes file and a much smaller size H.264 MP4 file.
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