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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
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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?
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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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PR: Melissa Lubin Joins Deluxe's Beast NY as EP
PR: 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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NAB NEWS: Sound Devices and Dan Dugan Debut Dugan Automixing for the 688 MIXER/RECORDER AT NAB 2016
NAB NEWS: Sound Devices and Dan Dugan Debut Dugan Automixing for the 688 MIXER/RECORDER AT NAB 2016Firmware version 3.00 will make the 688 the first field mixer/recorder ever to offer the coveted Dugan automixing
Sound Devices, LLC and Dan Dugan Sound Design, Inc. are pleased to announce that the Sound Devices 688 mixer/recorder will be offering Dugan automixing as part of its Firmware Version 3.00 update, available at no cost to 688 owners upon release next week at NAB 2016.
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Canon U.S.A. announces Canon 4k Imagery featured in IMAX® Film
Using Canon Cameras and Lenses, Teams Shooting from the International Space Station Capture Breathtaking Images of Our Planet from a Vantage Point Few Get to See
The future of 4K filmmaking is looking up — in fact, all the way to space. A Beautiful Planet, the latest 3D space documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Toni Myers and IMAX Entertainment, made in cooperation with NASA, will premiere in IMAX in New York on April 16 and was shot primarily in space using Canon cameras and lenses. The film will be shown to the public exclusively in IMAX®and IMAX®3D theaters beginning April 29.
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Canon's New Versatile Compact-Servo 18-80mm Zoom Lens Will Have Shooters Smiling About Quality, Performance, And Price
New Lens Features 4K Optical Performance, Enhanced Servo Drive Unit, Image Stabilization* and Autofocus* Functions- Ideal for ENG, Documentary, and Budding Filmmakers
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce today the new Compact-Servo18-80mm Zoom Lens (model name CN-E18-80mm T4.4L IS KAS S), a compact and lightweight 4K-ready lens constructed for optimal mobility. A bridge between traditional Canon EF photography lenses and CN-E cinema lenses, the COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm can be ideal for filmmakers and documentary shooters who want the control and quality of cinema optics with the lightweight, compact design and features of photography lenses. The first in a new class of Canon lenses, the COMPACT-SERVO18-80mm Zoom Lensis a cinema-style lens that includes a newly developed servo drive unit as a standard feature. Additionally, the lens incorporates Image Stabilization* and Autofocus* functionality, two extremely useful features not commonly found in cinema lenses, but which are ubiquitous in photography lenses. The lens also provides high image quality that supports 4K image productions and was designed to be able to be utilized in a variety of shooting styles including, hand-held, shoulder mounted, and tripod mounted.
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Archion Announces Significant Collaboration with NewTek establishing EditStor as First Network Storage to Adopt NDI™ for IP Production Workflow
Archion Announces Significant Collaboration with NewTek establishing EditStor as First Network Storage to Adopt NDI™ for IP Production WorkflowArchion Technologies, the leader in high performance shared media storage, and one of the newest members of NewTek's Developer Network, is announcing that it has embraced NewTek’s open Network Device Interface (NDI™) standard for IP-based production workflows. Its EditStor Velo (with NDI enabled) is the first network storage system recognizable as a source by NDI-enabled devices as well as other systems connected to a standard Ethernet local area network. This exponentially increases the number of video sources available for live production.
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Filmmaker Jordan Brady Brings Commercial Directors Bootcamp to NYC
Filmmaker Jordan Brady Brings Commercial Directors Bootcamp to NYCSeasoned directors rarely share secrets, especially in a field as competitive and saturated as Commercial Directing. Jordan Brady is different. With nearly 1,000 national TV commercials to his credit, and counting, Brady feels an obligation to share what he’s learned. “Yes, we live in a world of tighter budgets where everyone is a ‘filmmaker’,” he said. “But the path to a healthy industry is openness, mentoring and an embrace of community. There are no secrets in a shared economy.” To that end, Brady launched his Commercial Directors Bootcamp in Fall 2015 with sold-out one-day seminars in Los Angeles and Dallas. The Bootcamp comes to New York City this Saturday, April 16, with veteran agency Senior Producer Damon Webster joining Brady as Guest Speaker.
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Baselight Ka-booms in Belfast for new BBC broadcast project
Baselight Ka-booms in Belfast for new BBC broadcast projectBelfast, 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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RF Scan Feature Simplifies Finding and Assigning Open Frequencies for Multiple SuperSlot-Compatible Receivers
RF Scan Feature Simplifies Finding and Assigning Open Frequencies for Multiple SuperSlot-Compatible ReceiversSound Devices will debut its new RF Scan feature for the 688 mixer/recorder and SL-6 powering and wireless system at NAB 2016 (Booth C6040). The new RF Scan capability, which will be available as part of the 688’s firmware version 3.00 update, scans the RF spectrum using Sound Devices’ SL-6 with SuperSlot-compatible receivers.
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Alchemy Post Sound Applies Foley Magic to "The Bandit"
Alchemy Post Sound Applies Foley Magic to "The Bandit"Foley Artist Leslie Bloome recreates the knock-down-drag-out sound of the golden age of stuntmen for Jesse Moss’ new documentary.
Alchemy Post Sound provided Foley services for The Bandit, director Jesse Moss’ exhilarating documentary about Burt Reynolds, the late director and stuntman Hal Needham and the making of the iconic 1977 action-comedy Smokey and the Bandit. Working under the direction of Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer Tom Paul, Foley Artist Leslie Bloome and his crew recreated the sounds of brawling stuntmen, a rocket-propelled car and 100-foot body falls to accompany the film’s mind-blowing stunts and action scenes. The Bandit made its world premiere to glowing reviews at this year’s SXSW Film Festival.
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Technicolor PostWorks Readies Eight Films for Tribeca
Technicolor PostWorks Readies Eight Films for TribecaContinuing its long-standing support of independent film, Technicolor PostWorks New York provided post-production services for eight films screening at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. The projects included four feature narratives, three feature documentaries and a short. The range of services included color grading, editorial finishing, sound mixing, dailies, editorial system rentals and deliverables. The 15th Tribeca Film Festival is scheduled for April 13-24 in New York.
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Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Announce 2016 Screening Series
Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Announce 2016 Screening SeriesAward-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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ContagiousLA’s Andrew Renzi Connects with Debut Project for City of Hope
ContagiousLA’s Andrew Renzi Connects with Debut Project for City of HopeDirector and subject share a bond through experiences with cancer
In 2008, Andrew Renzi, then 22, lost his father to cancer. The experience inspired his award-winning short film Karaoke!, a deeply personal piece exploring the denial and anxiety associated with imminent loss. On the heels of completing his first narrative feature (The Benefactor, starring Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning and Theo James, released by Samuel Goldwyn Co.), Renzi now makes his spot debut with a City of Hope project created via IW Group and produced by ContagiousLA. In addition to helming “Above and Beyond,” done in Mandarin with English subtitles, Renzi directed “Half Man, Half Baby,” an English-language spot conceived by the filmmaker and executed with the support of agency and client. Both spots focus on Alex Tung, who survived a rare form of Leukemia thanks to an umbilical cord stem cell transplant - a procedure offered at City of Hope.
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APPSPIRE.me Video Director Wins Multiple SXSW Film Awards
Nathan Bayless earns three SXSW 2016 film awards for TOWER, which he was animator and colorist.
Nathan Bayless, video director for mobile app marketing agency, APPSPIRE.me, won three SXSW film awards for his work on documentary film TOWER. The film, for which Bayless was hired as Animator and Colorist, won Best Documentary, the Louis Black Lone Star Award, and Audience Award. The documentary was recognized for its compelling feature of combining animation and archival footage. Bayless’ role was to captivate the audience by adding rotoscoping techniques to heighten the feel of the film. The documentary is a feature on the notorious school shooting that took place at the University of Texas at Austin on August 1st, 1966.
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Drone Dudes Takes Flight With Switronix’s Hypercore Slim
Drone Dudes Takes Flight With Switronix’s Hypercore SlimProduction Company Selects Low-Profile, Durable Batteries to Power Aerial Cinematography
When director Andrew H. Petersen founded his Drone Dudes production company in 2005, he combined his unique experience in RC (remote control) and drone technology with his talents in filmmaking. Today, Petersen uses the Hypercore SLIM battery packs from Switronix, a leader in battery and charging solutions for the Digital Cinema and Professional Video industry, to power the array of handheld cameras for his unique aerial projects.
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Video Devices: The Multimedia Storytelling Workhorse For Vancrafted Studios
Video Devices: The Multimedia Storytelling Workhorse For Vancrafted StudiosFeature-Rich PIX-E5H Simplifies Video Capture and Editing Workflows
Brendan Banks has had a passion for moving images ever since he learned how to turn on a camera. After graduating from college, Banks, along with girlfriend Kelly Shea, took a leap of faith and launched Vancrafted Studios, a boutique creative agency specializing in multimedia storytelling. Their goal is to find inspiration in unfamiliar places and tell original stories through video. Banks’ fresh approach to capturing the visual story has helped build his business.
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Community Films Welcomes Director Clay Tweel After the Successful Sundance Debut of His Doc "Gleason"
Community Films Welcomes Director Clay Tweel After the Successful Sundance Debut of His Doc "Gleason"Community Films welcomes Director Clay Tweel to the company’s diverse roster of talent. Tweel joins Community right on the heels of the successful debut at the Sundance Film Festival of his feature-length documentary “Gleason.” The doc focuses on former NFL player Steve Gleason and his family’s struggle with his diagnosis of ALS. The film’s U.S. rights were purchased by Amazon Studios and Open Road Films just days after the Sundance Film Festival. Tweel is also the Co-Director of “Finders Keepers,” which was co-produced by Community Films. “Gleason” also received the 2016 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award for “Festival Favorites.”
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Pixel Underground Applies Creative Touch to AHC Documentary "Justice for MLK"
Pixel Underground Applies Creative Touch to AHC Documentary "Justice for MLK"Facility’s graphics teams produces intricately animated graphics to help illustrate the story of the King assassination as part of a complete package of post services.
Final post production for Justice for MLK: The Hunt for James Earl Ray, a two-hour documentary that premiered recently on the American Heroes Channel, was completed at Pixel Underground, a SIM Group company. The facility handled online, final color grading and deliverables. It also provided graphics services, creating the main title as well as dozens of artfully animated elements that appear throughout the show.
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adidas Athletes Are Stronger Than the Elements in New Spot from Miniac Films
adidas Athletes Are Stronger Than the Elements in New Spot from Miniac FilmsLos Angeles-based Miniac Films director John Christopher Pina teams up with adidas Global Brand Design to create the “NOT MADE FOR NORMAL” campaign for the launch of the new adidas SS16 CLIMACHILL collection. The spot, shot in Arizona, celebrates the dedication of athletes who persevere amidst severe climate conditions thanks to their adidas CLIMACHILL sports apparel. The wo­rk is the third campaign Miniac Films has produced for adidas, including two “Uncontrol Yourself” spots for adidas CLIMACHILL in SS15.
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Vatican’s Pontifical University Selects Blackmagic Studio Cameras for Ultra HD Training Facility
Vatican’s Pontifical University Selects Blackmagic Studio Cameras for Ultra HD Training FacilityBlackmagic Design today announced that the Vatican’s Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, which trains the next generation of Catholic priests and leaders of the Church Communication Office, has equipped its dedicated studio facilities with a full multicam production workflow, featuring the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K and ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K.
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German broadcaster HR centralizes its ingest operations with mxfSPEEDRAIL
MOG Technologies, the leading provider of MXF and centralized ingest solutions, today announced that Hessischer Rundfunk (HR), the public broadcaster in Germany has selected mxfSPEEDRAIL to unify its production workflow environment.
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Oldest production service company in Cuba now being repped in the USA
Oldest production service company in Cuba now being repped in the USATop Cuban production service company now available for American shoots for advertising, broadcast, web and feature film content.
With the doors to Cuba now flung wide open, American film producers, ad agencies and other content creators are rushing to explore this untapped Caribbean nation that for so long has been so close and yet so far. And to make their entry to Cuba more efficient and seamless, the country’s top production service company, Shoot Cuba, now has an outpost in the US. Headed by veteran Executive Producer Ed Rivero, Shoot Cuba (www.shootcuba.com) is open for business, just in time for President Obama’s historic visit to the country later this month.
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New axle Panel Offers Shared Media Power for Adobe Premiere Pro CC
New axle Panel Offers Shared Media Power for Adobe Premiere Pro CCEasy access to assets within editing environment among many new time-saving features of axle 2016
NAB 2016 (Booth SL15416) axle Video is launching the newest version of its radically simple media management system, axle 2016, with an emphasis on greater efficiency and power. The new Plug-In Panel feature of axle 2016 puts axle media management into Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC through an axle interface window, allowing editors to search, browse, and import clips without leaving the application. The new feature brings important capabilities to the popular editing system, especially for small to midsize video teams, for whom traditional MAM systems may be unaffordable or too complex.
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Video Devices PIX-LR Now Shipping
Video Devices PIX-LR Now ShippingEasily Mountable Accessory Features Sound Devices-Designed Mic Preamps
Video Devices is pleased to announce that the PIX-LR audio interface for the PIX-E Series of recording monitors is now shipping worldwide. The PIX-LR is an optional accessory that provides the PIX-E5, PIX-E5H, and PIX-E7 monitors with XLR inputs and outputs. It also features signature Sound Devices-designed mic preamps, accurate LED metering, and dedicated transport and gain controls.
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Honor Society Signs Director Jonathan Yi
Honor Society Signs Director Jonathan YiNewly-launched prodco signs documentary talent with feature Mad Tiger releasing this month
Bicoastal production Honor Society has signed director Jonathan Yi for U.S. commercial representation. Accomplished documentary filmmaker Yi is a revered talent in the documentary feature space, with his new film Mad Tiger being heralded as one of the “Top 10 Documentaries to Watch” by Indiewire. Mad Tiger will launch in select theaters on March 20th. The feature-length documentary follows two band mates, Yellow (Kengo Hioki) and Red (Kotaro Tsukada), best friends who have been touring the U.S. as part of the performance-art punk band called Peelander-Z for the last 15 years.
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NEW MECHANICAL ACCESSORIES FOR ALEXA MINI
ARRI is pleased to announce two new Pro Camera Accessories dedicated to the successful ALEXA Mini camera: a broadcast plate and a low bracket for shoulder operation. These products were recently presented as early production models at the BSC Expo in London and the Micro Salon in Paris, where they were enthusiastically received by industry professionals.
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Nice Shoes Competes With Five Projects at SXSW
Nice Shoes Competes With Five Projects at SXSWNYC-based post house Nice Shoes collaborated with a talented array of filmmakers and creatives on five pieces in competition at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival. Projects include feature films The Incomparable Rose Hartman, The Dwarvenaut, and collective:unconscious, short film These C*cksucking Tears, and the title sequence for the 2016 Nitehawk Shorts Festival.
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Harmonic Releases Documentary on Making of NASA TV UHD
Harmonic Releases Documentary on Making of NASA TV UHD, North America's First Consumer UHD Channel
Harmonic now has a documentary short available that examines the making of NASA's first ultra-high-definition (UHD) TV channel. The video is available on the Harmonic channel: www.harmonicinc.com/resources/videos/nasa-uhd.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) 63rd Golden Reel Awards Winners
Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) 63rd Golden Reel Awards WinnersMotion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Present the 63rd Golden Reel Awards
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 63rd MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 24 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries and other media. Re-Recording Mixer Marti Humphrey and Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor Jussi Tegelman presented the annual MPSE Filmmaker Award to Director Sam Raimi. Picture Editor Lee Smith and Re-Recording Mixer Doug Hemphill presented the Career Achievement Award to Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Richard King.
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Ripcord Creative Creates Epic Super Bowl Open For CBS Sports
Ripcord Creative Creates Epic Super Bowl Open For CBS SportsRipcord Creative, a content production and post-production studio, recently worked with CBS Sports to create the celebrity-driven Game Open (or “Tease” as it's known in the sports television industry) for Super Bowl 50. The promotional centerpiece of the pre-game broadcast, it highlighted the significance of the game not only to American culture, but also to the players who earned their spot on professional football's largest stage.
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AFI Conservatory Alumni Win Big at BAFTA Awards, Sundance and More
Most Recent Alumni Honors Include Major Wins from BAFTA, Sundance, WGA and More
With the awards season now in its final weeks, the American Film Institute is proud to share the latest accomplishments of AFI Conservatory alumni.
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Logan & Sons Signs Director Jeremy Asher Lynch for Commercial Work
Logan & Sons Signs Director Jeremy Asher Lynch for Commercial WorkAward-winning director of films, spots, and TV series has previously collaborated with Logan on multiple projects
Logan & Sons, the live-action division of bicoastal content creation studio LOGAN, has signed Jeremy Asher Lynch to its roster of directors. Lynch, a multifaceted visual storyteller who also works as a painter, designer and photographer, now brings his distinctive narrative talent to the commercial world.
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The 33rd Annual Miami International Film Festival | Full Program Release
The 33rd Annual Miami International Film Festival | Full Program ReleaseRunning March 4–13, 2016, Filmmakers from 40 CountriesProudly Exhibit 129 Feature, Documentary, and Short Films
Monica Bellucci, Iciar Bollaín, Gavin Hood,
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Matthew Johnson's Sundance Film "Operation Avalanche" Shot on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras
Matthew Johnson's Sundance Film "Operation Avalanche" Shot on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema CamerasBlackmagic Design announced today the highly anticipated Sundance film “Operation Avalanche” was shot using Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras. The film, by award winning director Matthew Johnson and DPs Jared Raab and Andrew Appelle, was shot using the Pocket Cinema Cameras, along with a unique film conversion workflow to capture the look and feel of an underground 1960s documentary.
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SMPTE and HPA Issue Call for Entries for 2016 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
Festival Will Showcase Creative Use of Technology in Service of Storytelling; Entries Being Accepted Now Through June 2
The HPA® and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) today issued the call for entries for the 2016 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The HPA serves 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, and SMPTE is a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries. The organizations will host the 2016 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival in conjunction with the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) on Oct. 26 in Hollywood, California.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2016 Golden Reel Nominations
Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2016 Golden Reel NominationsThe Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 63rd MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
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Adobe Video Tools Get Rave Reviews at Sundance 2016 Film Festival used Adobe Premiere Pro CC as their primary digital editing software.
Much-Anticipated “Hail, Caesar!” from Universal Pictures, and “Deadpool,” from 20th Century Fox, Cut Using Premiere Pro CC
From independent productions to Hollywood headliners, 51 films debuting at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival used Adobe Premiere Pro CC as their primary digital editing software.
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SGO Celebrates Tel Aviv's Edit Studios' Award-winning Projects
Baba Joon” named Best Film at the recent “Ofir” Awards, Israeli version of the Oscars
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Documentary Filmmaking with Sam Painter
Documentary Filmmaking with Sam PainterHost Ben Consoli welcomes Sam Painter, the cinematographer behind some of the most influential modern documentaries including “Going Clear” and “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine”, to discuss the art of documentary cinematography.
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Google Partnership with Miami International Film Festival
Google Partnership with Miami International Film FestivalGoogle Initiative on Gender and Race Leads New Highlights at Miami Dade College's 33rd Miami International Film Festival: Festival Also Unveils Dynamic Slate of Women Filmmakers Already Confirmed for Annual Festival, March 4 - 13, 2016
A unique partnership with Google on a new seminar series addressing gender and racial gaps in the film industry, particularly in technical cinematographic roles, is among new highlights unveiled today by Miami Dade College's Miami International Film Festival, as Festival organizers count down to the 33rd edition of the acclaimed annual event March 4 - 13, 2016. The Festival is the only major film festival produced and presented worldwide by a college or university.
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Dejan Georgevich, ASC, Shoots ‘Once in a Lifetime’ TV Pilot
Dejan Georgevich, ASC, Shoots ‘Once in a Lifetime’ TV PilotWith Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders
Dejan Georgevich, ASC, recently served as Director of Photography on Once in a Lifetime, a half-hour, rock ‘n roll television pilot shot with two Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera recorders. Lifetime was written by Iron Maiden’s groundbreaking bass player and songwriter, Stephen Harris.
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