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Washington Square Films Signs Acclaimed Director Alison Klayman
News: 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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Park Pictures Director Vincent Haycock and Florence Welch Premiere The Odyssey
News: Park Pictures Director Vincent Haycock and Florence Welch Premiere The OdysseyShort film created for Florence + the Machine album How Big How Blue How Beautiful Was Directed by Vincent Haycock
On April 21st at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST, the film The Odyssey, directed by Vincent Haycock via Park Pictures for Florence and the Machine, had its worldwide debut. The film, which stars Florence Welch, premiered in full April 20th at a live screening at London’s Dalston’s Rio cinema, followed by a premiere April 24th online at http://florenceandthemachine.net/ and a live Facebook Q&A session. On May 4th, the film has its US theatrical premiere at Village East Cinema in New York City.
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Lesli Linka Glatter To Receive 26th Annual Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal
News: Lesli Linka Glatter To Receive 26th Annual Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni MedalPrevious Recipients Include Darren Aronofsky, Anne Garefino, Patty Jenkins, Janusz Kamiński, David Lynch, Terrence Malick and Wally Pfister
The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that celebrated director/producer Lesli Linka Glatter — an alumna of the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) — will receive the 2016 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal. This honor recognizes the extraordinary creative talents of AFI alumni who embody the qualities of filmmaker Franklin J. Schaffner: talent, taste, dedication and commitment to quality storytelling in film and television. Applauding the remarkable talent of the artist affiliated with such influential series as HOMELAND, MAD MEN and TWIN PEAKS, the presentation of the Schaffner Medal will take place at the AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams in Hollywood on June 9, 2016.
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FuseFX Applies Military Muscle to FX’s “Tyrant”
VFX Supervisor Ted Rae and team are applying their artistry to a jihadist war drama.
FuseFX is currently creating visual effects for season three of FX’s Middle East drama Tyrant. VFX Supervisor Ted Rae leads a veteran team of artists tasked with enhancing the show’s international settings and intensifying the combat scenes.
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Magnani Continuum Marketing, Bully Pictures Partner for National Cat's Pride® Campaign Starring Actress Katherine Heigl
News: Magnani Continuum Marketing, Bully Pictures Partner for National Cat's Pride® Campaign Starring Actress Katherine HeiglStar of “27 Dresses” and “Grey’s Anatomy” plays a couples therapist with insight into the feline mind.
In a campaign for new Cat’s Pride® Fresh & Light Ultimate Care® to launch its new, lightweight litter, Emmy Award-winning actress Katherine Heigl stars as a couples therapist with an uncanny talent for resolving relationship issues between pet owners and their cats. Four tongue-in-cheek spots were produced by Chicago-based agency Magnani Continuum Marketing in partnership with Bully Pictures, based in Santa Monica, and directed by Anne Fletcher, who previously directed Heigl in the hit comedy 27 Dresses. The campaign tagline is “Cats are Complicated. Great Litter is Simple.”
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Blackmagic Design Selects TICO Compression to Move to Live Video Production over IP
News: Blackmagic Design Selects TICO Compression to Move to Live Video Production over IPBlackmagic Design is now an adopter of the ultra low latency TICO compression technology developed by intoPIX, enabling high resolution video over IP networks.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Desktop Video 10.6.4 Update with HDR
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Desktop Video 10.6.4 Update with HDRNew software update adds HDR support to UltraStudio 4K Extreme and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G!
Blackmagic Design today announced Desktop Video 10.6.4 Update which adds support for HDR playback over HDMI to UltraStudio 4K Extreme and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G. Desktop Video 10.6.4 is available as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update with HyperDeck
News: Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update with HyperDeckBlackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update which adds control of all HyperDeck Studio disk recorders to all ATEM switchers. ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is free of charge for all Blackmagic ATEM switcher customers.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink Duo 2 PCIe Capture and Playback Card
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink Duo 2 PCIe Capture and Playback CardBlackmagic Design today announced DeckLink Duo 2, a new high performance capture and playback solution with 4 independent channels that can be assigned to either record or playback in any combination, all on a single plug in PCI Express card. Designed for developers and OEMs, DeckLink Duo 2 is the ideal solution for media play-out servers, multi screen digital signage servers, real time processors and more. DeckLink Duo 2 is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$495.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces New Blackmagic Micro Converters
News: Blackmagic Design Introduces New Blackmagic Micro ConvertersIntroducing the world’s smallest broadcast quality video converters!
Blackmagic Design today introduced Blackmagic Micro Converter SDI to HDMI and Blackmagic Micro Converter HDMI to SDI, two new super small, pocket size broadcast quality video converters. Both models are available immediately for only US$85 each.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic MultiView 4
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic MultiView 4Monitor 4 completely independent SD, HD or Ultra HD SDI video sources on a single display!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic MultiView 4, a new multi viewer that lets customers monitor 4 completely independent SDI video sources on a single display. Customers can monitor any combination of SD, HD and Ultra HD formats and frame rates all at the same time. Blackmagic MultiView 4 can output to regular HD monitors, however when customers plug in an Ultra HD display, they will get four times the resolution of a simple HD only multi viewer.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Video Assist 4K
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Video Assist 4KBlackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Video Assist 4K, a portable all in one professional monitor and video recorder that can be used to add professional recording and monitoring to any SDI or HDMI camera. Blackmagic Video Assist 4K features a bright, high resolution 7 inch monitor for checking focus and framing, two high speed recorders for non-stop HD and Ultra HD recording, two extremely high quality XLR microphone inputs for professional audio recording, a built in speaker and more.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Major New Operating System and User Interface for URSA Mini
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Major New Operating System and User Interface for URSA MiniNew URSA Mini camera OS adds new UI, dozens of features and improves camera performance!
Blackmagic Design today announced a major new camera operating system for its URSA Mini cameras. This new camera OS features an incredible new user interface along with dozens of new features and will be available later this year free of charge for all URSA Mini customers.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino ShieldNow customers can easily create their own completely customized camera control solutions!
Blackmagic Design today announced the new Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield which lets customers build their own custom controllers for cameras and other SDI devices. The Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield will ship mid year for $95 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5
News: Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5Massive update with over 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features; Available for download now
Blackmagic Design today announced the availability for immediate download of the public beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic URSA Studio ViewfinderHigh resolution 7” studio viewfinder with variable tension mounting points, tally, external controls and more
Blackmagic Design today announced the new Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder, a high resolution 7” studio viewfinder with variable tension mounting points, tally, external controls and more that turns Blackmagic URSA Mini into a true professional studio camera.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Revolutionary New Blackmagic Duplicator 4K
Now it’s possible to distribute and sell Ultra HD content direct to customers at live events!
Blackmagic Design today announced the new Blackmagic Duplicator 4K, which allows delivery of Ultra HD content to consumers by recording files onto inexpensive SD cards that can be distributed to customers the moment an event is finished. Featuring 25 built in SD card recorders, multi rate 12G-SDI connections and a realtime H.265 encoder, Blackmagic Duplicator 4K is the best way to deliver Ultra HD content that customers can actually view on their 4K televisions and Windows 10 computers today.
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IBM Unveils New Aspera FASPStream Software for Live and Near-Live Streaming of Broadcast-quality Video Content Over IP Networks with Low Start-up Delays and Glitch-free Experiences
News: IBM Unveils New Aspera FASPStream Software for Live and Near-Live Streaming of Broadcast-quality Video Content Over IP Networks with Low Start-up Delays and Glitch-free ExperiencesIBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced at the 2016 NABShow that Aspera, an IBM company, is unveiling Aspera FASPStream, a new turnkey application software line designed to enable live streaming of broadcast-quality video globally over commodity Internet networks with glitch-free playout and negligible start-up time – reducing the need for expensive and limited satellite-based backhaul, transport and distribution.
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Autodesk Acquires Solid Angle
Autodesk Boosts Advanced Rendering Capabilities through Acquisition of Solid Angle
Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) has acquired Solid Angle, developer of Arnold, an advanced, ray-tracing image renderer for high-quality 3D animation and visual effects creation used in film, television and advertising worldwide. Acquisition terms were not disclosed.
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Sarah Gertrude Shapiro Opens AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women Showcase 2016
News: Sarah Gertrude Shapiro Opens AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women Showcase 2016Event Presented by Lifetime Introduces 10 New Directors and Their Work
Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, co-creator and executive producer of Lifetime's groundbreaking series UNREAL, delivered candid remarks on the state of women in Hollywood to a packed house of filmmakers and industry executives at the 2016 AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) Showcase. Sponsored by Lifetime, the standing-room-only event took place Tuesday, April 12, at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, and served as an introduction to the 10 DWW Class of 2015 graduates and their original work in episodic and short film storytelling.
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Blackmagic Design Wins Prestigious Red Dot Award: Design Team of the Year 2016
News: Blackmagic Design Wins Prestigious Red Dot Award: Design Team of the Year 2016Blackmagic Design has become the first Australian company to be selected as Red Dot: Design Team of the Year, an honor widely acknowledged as the most prestigious design award in the world.
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FuseFX Applies Military Muscle to FX
News: FuseFX Applies Military Muscle to FXVFX Supervisor Ted Rae and team are applying their artistry to a jihadist war drama.
FuseFX is currently creating visual effects for season three of FX’s Middle East drama Tyrant. VFX Supervisor Ted Rae leads a veteran team of artists tasked with enhancing the show’s international settings and intensifying the combat scenes.
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NAB NEWS: WCPMedia Services Partners with Aspera to Significantly Improve Media Transfer Speeds in WCPApp
News: NAB NEWS: WCPMedia Services Partners with Aspera to Significantly Improve Media Transfer Speeds in WCPAppWeb media platform will incorporate Aspera FASP high-speed file transfer for end-to-end integrated media marketing, transcoding and distribution
WCPMedia Services, developer of the groundbreaking, web-based media management and distribution platform WCPApp, today announces that it has partnered with Aspera, an IBM Company, to embed Aspera FASP high-speed file transfer technology to ingest and deliver large rich-media assets quickly and securely.
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SIM Group Promotes Chris Parker and Bill DeRonde to Key Executive Positions
News: SIM Group Promotes Chris Parker and Bill DeRonde to Key Executive PositionsParker, as Chief Business Development Officer, and DeRonde, as President of Post Production, will work to integrate the company’s production and post-production operations across the U.S. and Canada.
The SIM Group today announces the promotion of two senior executives: Chris Parker will serve as Chief Business Development Officer and Bill DeRonde will act as President of Post Production. The strategic moves will unify the company’s North American operating units that service film and television productions with everything from camera rental and grip and lighting packages to a full range of post-production services.
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​SMPTE ​2016 NAB Show Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® - Booth L28
Winner of an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) is a global leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem. A professional membership association that is internationally recognized and accredited, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. For a century, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.
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Alchemy Post Sound Applies Foley Magic to "The Bandit"
News: 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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VFX Supervisor Dan Akers Joins Blur Studio
News: VFX Supervisor Dan Akers Joins Blur StudioAcademy Award- and Emmy-nominated animation, VFX and design company Blur Studio has hired Dan Akers as Visual Effects Supervisor. With nearly 15 years of experience in the VFX industry, Akers’ recent photoreal work for online shooter “Destiny” and Kia Motors was recognized with 2015 VES Award nominations, with his efforts for “Destiny” also taking home Best Visual Effects honors at AICP 2015.
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Native Content Expands Directorial Roster with Three New Signings
News: Native Content Expands Directorial Roster with Three New SigningsNew Talent Includes Rich Lee, Russ Lamoureux, and Sibling Duo The Cronenweths
Commercial production company Native Content today announced a significant expansion of its directorial roster, welcoming new talent Rich Lee, Russ Lamoureux, and sibling duo The Cronenweths. The new signings join Ben Jacks, Tom Dey, and creative collective The Work on Native’s carefully curated boutique roster.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras Used to Shoot Action Scenes for "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot"
Blackmagic Design today announced that DP Xavier Grobet used several Pocket Cinema Cameras to shoot select scenes for Paramount Pictures’ comedy “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” Grobet required a small form factor camera that delivered cinematic images for the film’s in-vehicle shots and several actions scenes.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Studio Are Now Shipping
Blackmagic Design today announced that both Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Studio, the world's most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now shipping and is available for download from the Blackmagic Design website for both Mac OS X and Windows. The release of Fusion 8 is the first ever Mac compatible release of Fusion, which was previously a Windows only product. Fusion 8 Studio is now also available in 10, 20 or 50 multi user licenses, making it easy to install in larger creative groups and studios. The multi user licenses feature a single USB dongle programmed with multiple licenses that plug into a machine running Fusion Server, which is installed by default with Fusion Studio. Fusion Server manages the licenses across the Ethernet network. That means licenses can be floating and are not tied to any single machine, making it easy to administer in large facilities with lots of users.
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Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Announce 2016 Screening Series
News: 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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Intelligent Creatures Uses Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio on “The Witch"
News: Intelligent Creatures Uses Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio on “The Witch"Blackmagic Design announced today that Intelligent Creatures used Fusion Studio on the highly acclaimed horror film “The Witch.” Led by Compositing Supervisor Eric Doiron and VFX Supervisor Geoff Scott, the Toronto-based post house used Fusion Studio as its main software for all of the film’s VFX. In addition, Intelligent Creatures used DaVinci Resolve Studio to pull VFX plates and do selective color grading during its VFX sequences.
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Schneider Optics’ Industry First 1-Stop Circular Pol and More Filters At NAB Booth #C6037
News: Schneider Optics’ Industry First 1-Stop Circular Pol and More Filters At NAB Booth #C6037Schneider Optics is headlining its 2016 NAB booth # C6037 with a line up of new front-of-the-lens filters starting with the first 1-Stop Circular Polarizer designed for professional cinematography. With a mere single-stop exposure loss, it is the solution for today’s popular low-light shooting, while providing polarizer efficiency that is magnitudes better than linear polarizers. With the 1-Stop Circular Pol, glare and reflections are minimized while full color saturation remains, minus any of the inconsistencies of linear polarizers. It is available in popular sizes including 4x4, 4x5.65, 6.6x6.6 and custom.
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Schneider Optics’ Industry First 1-Stop Circular Pol and More Filters At NAB Booth #C6037
News: Schneider Optics’ Industry First 1-Stop Circular Pol and More Filters At NAB Booth #C6037Schneider Optics is headlining its 2016 NAB booth # C6037 with a line up of new front-of-the-lens filters starting with the first 1-Stop Circular Polarizer designed for professional cinematography. With a mere single-stop exposure loss, it is the solution for today’s popular low-light shooting, while providing polarizer efficiency that is magnitudes better than linear polarizers. With the 1-Stop Circular Pol, glare and reflections are minimized while full color saturation remains, minus any of the inconsistencies of linear polarizers. It is available in popular sizes including 4x4, 4x5.65, 6.6x6.6 and custom.
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SuperCreative.tv Streams “The Attack” Twitch Channel With Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K
News: SuperCreative.tv Streams “The Attack” Twitch Channel With Blackmagic Studio Camera 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that Hollywood production company SuperCreative.tv uses two Blackmagic Studio Cameras 4K and DeckLink Mini Recorders to stream its popular twitch.tv interactive gaming talk show, The Attack. The show, which built a brand new broadcast studio based around Blackmagic Design products, has quickly grown to be one of Twitch’s most popular channels with more than 50,000 followers and millions of views.
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Bodega Adds Kris Walter as Head of Production
News: Bodega Adds Kris Walter as Head of ProductionNew York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega has brought on Kris Walter as Head of Production. Walter comes to Bodega from MTV Brand Creative, where he spent over a decade producing award winning, results driven, multi-platform campaigns for the network’s most highly viewed events and series, including the VMAs and the MTV Movie Awards.
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AFI Partners with the White House
Submissions Now Open for K-12 Storytellers with the Theme "The World I Want to Live In
The American Film Institute has announced its collaboration with the White House on the third annual White House Student Film Festival, to be held in late summer 2016. Participant Media, a global entertainment company focused on inspiring social change, joins AFI in support of their work with young filmmakers of the White House Student Film Festival for a second year. Open to K-12 student filmmakers, the theme of this year’s festival is "The World I Want to Live In." Young storytellers are now encouraged to submit their short films based on this theme at WhiteHouse.Gov/FilmFest.
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AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women Showcase Set for April 12
Sarah Gertrude Shapiro to Deliver Keynote
The American Film Institute will host its annual AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) Showcase on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in Los Angeles. The event provides an opportunity for the program’s 2015 participants to premiere their work to an invitation-only audience of representatives and working artists from throughout the creative community. The opening keynote will be delivered by the evening’s guest of honor, Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (AFI DWW, Class of 2012), the co-creator and executive producer of Lifetime’s critically acclaimed UNREAL, which she developed from her DWW short film SEQUIN RAZE.
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Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist Used on Sir Elton John
News: Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist Used on Sir Elton JohnBlackmagic Design today announced that Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist were used for live video feeds and video introductions on Sir Elton John’s “All the Hits” world tour. Blackmagic Design Teranex Mini, UltraStudio Express and DaVinci Resolve Studio were also used for concert production on the tour.
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Rendering in Stereo – Zync Render Gives Encore a New Dimension
News: Rendering in Stereo – Zync Render Gives Encore a New DimensionEncore Post is a global post-production studio headquartered in Hollywood recognized with Emmy and Visual Effects Society awards. From episodic television, feature films, to branding spots. Having first set up shop in 1985, Encore quickly established itself as an industry leader in the post market, and is now a division of Deluxe Entertainment.
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SMPTE Deadline for Student Paper Award and Scholarship is May 18
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, issued a call for papers for the SMPTE Student Paper Award and announced that it is accepting applications for the Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship, which is designed to help students further their undergraduate or graduate studies in motion pictures and television, with an emphasis on technology. Both announcements come as SMPTE reaches new landmarks in student membership and engagement with the Society.
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Vatican’s Pontifical University Selects Blackmagic Studio Cameras for Ultra HD Training Facility
News: 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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VFX for AMC's "TURN: Washington's Spies": FuseFX Goes to War
News: VFX for AMC's "TURN: Washington's Spies": FuseFX Goes to WarBurbank-based visual effects studio helps to recreate colonial American for AMC’s “TURN: Washington’s Spies”
AMC’s critically acclaimed Revolutionary War drama TURN: Washington’s Spies transports viewers back to the cities, villages, plantations and battlefields of colonial America. Ensuring that all those locations, their buildings and geographic features are historically accurate, that the ships, flags and musket shots are correctly represented, is the result of careful research and clever work on the part of the show’s production team and visual effects artists from FuseFX. ​
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URSA Mini 4.6K Used to Shoot High End Runway Shows at New York Fashion Week
News: URSA Mini 4.6K Used to Shoot High End Runway Shows at New York Fashion WeekBlackmagic Design today announced that three URSA Mini 4.6K digital film cameras were used to shoot Hervé Léger's and BCBG Max Azria's Fall/Winter 2016 runway shows at New York Fashion Week. Director Anthony Lau, of New York and Sydney-based creative studio and production company ALAUD, chose the URSA Mini 4.6K for its sharp, high-quality and cinematic images, essential for capturing the intricate details and aesthetics of the clothing.
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Blackmagic Design announces URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Cinema Camera now shipping
News:Blackmagic Design announces URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Cinema Camera now shipping Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K and the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera have commenced shipping and that the specifications of the two cameras have been changed. This announcement can also be viewed as a video available at https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/video/93298de7281044cf990b1f8783ef7827.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Used to Shoot Live VR Experience on 2016 Oscars Red Carpet
News: Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Used to Shoot Live VR Experience on 2016 Oscars Red CarpetBlackmagic Design today announced that three Micro Cinema Cameras were used to shoot live 360 video on the 2016 Oscars red carpet. Alx Klive, founder and CEO of San Francisco-based 360 Designs, used the Micro Cinema Cameras as part of the new Mini EYE™ 3 compact camera rig to create a captivating virtual reality experience, immersing viewers in the glitz and glamour of the Hollywood red carpet.
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Media Links Launches Compact IP to J2K Decoder at NAB 2016
News: Media Links Launches Compact IP to J2K Decoder at NAB 2016Announces New MDP 3000 Series – IP to J2K Decoder is first solution in the family
Media Links, a 2014 Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner and the market leader in media over IP transport solutions, is launching its first stand-alone IP to J2K Decoder appliance at NAB 2016, booth SU4721.
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MUAHS President Sue Cabral-Ebert To Be Honored At The Makeup Show Gala
News: MUAHS President Sue Cabral-Ebert To Be Honored At The Makeup Show GalaThe Makeup Show Gala Celebrates The Femme Fatale on March 18th at Millennium Biltmore Hotel
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Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K Shoots Virtual Reality Experience at New York Fashion Week
News: Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K Shoots Virtual Reality Experience at New York Fashion WeekBlackmagic Design today announced that nine Micro Studio Camera 4Ks and nine Video Assists were used to shoot high-end fashion brand Chromat’s Fall/Winter 2016 runway show at New York Fashion Week. Working alongside Director Winslow Porter, Josh and Jason Diamond, for their VR company SUPERSPHERE, used the Micro Studio Camera 4Ks and Video Assists as part of their 360Design “Diamond EYE” rig to capture 360-degree shots of the models walking down the runway.
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SMPTE at the 2016 NAB Show
The 2016 NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, will explore how content creators and storytellers combine artistry with motion-imaging technology to thrive today — and into the future. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, promote its upcoming educational conferences, and expand on details about its centennial celebration. The Society continues to encourage and support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through scholarships, membership programs, and events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society's annual networking social, which drew 100 participants to the SMPTE booth in 2015.
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Envy Post Production Introduces RX Audio Repair Tools in Leading London Facility
News: Envy Post Production Introduces RX Audio Repair Tools in Leading London FacilityiZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, has announced that leading London-based post house, Envy Post Production, has successfully integrated its RX audio repair and enhancement suite throughout its facility.
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New Feature Film BAKUMAN Uses Fusion Studio for its Ending Sequence
News: New Feature Film BAKUMAN Uses Fusion Studio for its Ending SequenceNew Feature Film BAKUMAN Uses Fusion Studio for its Ending Sequence
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Intelligent Creatures Creates Airborne VFX for Hit Action Movie London Has Fallen with Fusion Studio
News: Intelligent Creatures Creates Airborne VFX for Hit Action Movie London Has Fallen with Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design confirmed today that Toronto-based post house Intelligent Creatures utilized its visual effects and motion graphics solution, Fusion Studio, on the hit Gramercy Pictures movie “London Has Fallen.” Additionally, Intelligent Creatures used a Blackmagic Cinema Camera to capture VFX plates for the film and DaVinci Resolve Studio to convert VFX plates.
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Nancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA with Panasonic VariCam
News: Nancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA with Panasonic VariCamNancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA Celebrating International Women’s Day with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Cinema Camera/Recorders
Award-winning cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, ASC recently shot a two-minute public service announcement for YouTube with a pair of Panasonic VariCam 35 cinema camera/recorders. Honoring this week’s International Women’s Day, the spot profiles seven YouTube creators from around the world who serve as Change Ambassadors in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign, using their voices to stand up for gender equality. See the PSA here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAHDs83-YTc&feature=youtu.be.
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Chukyo TV Broadcasting Co Ltd Selects Media Links for Ground-Breaking IP Studio Networking System
Builds a Studio without Limits - Solutions to be showcased at NAB 2016
Global Links Co., Ltd., a 2014 Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner and the market leader in media over IP transport solutions announces that Chukyo Television Broadcasting, one of Japan’s leading broadcasters, has purchased its new IP “Studio without Limits” solution, creating a seamless and integrated content over IP transport concept for Chukyo’s new facility.
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Mumford And Sons Tours South Africa With ATEM Multicam Workflow
News: Mumford And Sons Tours South Africa With ATEM Multicam WorkflowBlackmagic Design has today announced that Mumford and Sons six show tour of South Africa, directed by Steve Price, featured a live to screen fiber optic workflow incorporating Blackmagic’s studio cameras, ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio Pro.
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Post Production On Oscar Nominee “Mustang” Completed In DaVinci Resolve Studio
News: Post Production On Oscar Nominee “Mustang” Completed In DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio was used to complete post production, including the final DI and online edit, on this year’s French Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, “Mustang.”
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ITV Studios joins the ranks of new Steadicam M-1 top-of-the-range rig users
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SMPTE® Honored With Scientific and Technical Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Special Award From AMPAS Recognizes a Century of Fundamental Contributions to the Advancement of Motion Picture Standards and Technology
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it received a Special Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
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Northern Lights Adds Editor Ben Whitten
News: Northern Lights Adds Editor Ben WhittenNY-based post production shop Northern Lights has signed seasoned editor Ben Whitten. Whitten has nearly two decades of experience as an editor, with work spanning commercials, broadcast promos, co-branded initiatives, long form content, PSAs and radio spots. His background as a jazz musician brings a natural sense of rhythm to all of his projects, bringing out the emotion and arc of the storytelling, no matter what length or medium. He has worked with top ad agencies including Grey, JWT, Y&R, Draft FCB and major networks such as USA Network, Food Network and WE.
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AFI Alumnus Wins Best Picture Oscar
SPOTLIGHT Producer Steve Golin Takes Night's Top Honor; AFI Alumni on Film Also Include Cinematographer and Boston Globe Journalist
The American Film Institute is proud to highlight the AFI Conservatory alumni featured in the 88th Academy Awards®, which followed an unprecedented awards season run for AFI graduates. Producer Steve Golin (AFI Class of 1981) received the Best Picture Oscar® at night's end for SPOTLIGHT. The film's credits also include cinematographer Masanobu Takayanagi (AFI Class of 2002) with a special thanks to Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe journalist Michael Rezendes (AFI Class of 1999), whose character is played by Mark Ruffalo in the film.
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Cooke Optics Appoints Rich Eilers as ZGC Director of Sales - Americas
News: Cooke Optics Appoints Rich Eilers as ZGC Director of Sales - AmericasCooke Optics' ZGC, the American distributor for the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television has appointed Rich Eilers to the role of Director of Sales, effective from 29 February 2016.
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Citizen Pictures Increases Flexibility and Growth With Quantum's Xcellis Workflow-Optimized Storage
Denver Post House Implements Shared Storage Solution to Enhance Efficiency and Establish Foundation for Fluid, Economical Growth
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that Denver-based postproduction house Citizen Pictures has deployed a new Xcellis™ workflow storage solution, powered by Quantum's StorNext® platform, to achieve greater efficiency in meeting tight production deadlines. Supplied and integrated by Quantum partner StorExcel, the Xsan-compatible Xcellis system is a highly scalable, easy-to-manage solution that increases the flexibility and productivity possible within Citizen Pictures' collaborative media workflow.
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Media Links Redefines the Network: Introduces “Studio Without Limits – Now Everything is Local”
News: Media Links Redefines the Network: Introduces “Studio Without Limits – Now Everything is Local”Breaking down the walls between LAN & WAN creates a seamless network for broadcast IP content delivery
Media Links, a 2014 Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner and the market leader in media over IP transport solutions is debuting powerful new solutions that revolutionize the connectivity and distribution of content within studios & broadcast facilities with outside transport networks, remote productions and distance venues, creating a truly seamless and integrated content transport concept.
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Mumford And Sons Tours South Africa With ATEM Multicam Workflow
News: Mumford And Sons Tours South Africa With ATEM Multicam WorkflowBlackmagic Design has today announced that Mumford and Sons six show tour of South Africa, directed by Steve Price, featured a live to screen fiber optic workflow incorporating Blackmagic’s studio cameras, ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio Pro.
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Litepanels Launches new Astra Soft Bi-Color LED Panel on February 22
News: Litepanels Launches new Astra Soft Bi-Color LED Panel on February 22LITEPANELS REVEALS ITS NEW ASTRA 1X1 SOFT BI-COLOR PANEL Company Raises the Bar with Next Generation LED Panel Series
Litepanels(r), a Vitec Group brand and innovator in LED lighting solutions for the film, photographic and broadcast industries, is pleased to introduce the Astra Soft Bi-Color LED panel. With a new diffused lens, the one square foot Astra Soft Bi-Color provides a soft light alternative to the original Astra 1x1 Bi-Color LED panel and mimics the effect of a softbox in a compact, portable design. Response from key industry insiders to the new light has been enthusiastic.
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Bluecadet Immerses Art Institute of Chicago Visitors in Vincent Van Gogh's Thoughts, Artistry and Bedroom
News: Bluecadet Immerses Art Institute of Chicago Visitors in Vincent Van Gogh's Thoughts, Artistry and BedroomThis week through May 10, the Art Institute of Chicago will present Vincent Van Gogh's world-famous Bedrooms paintings together for the very first time. The exhibit features rare masterworks together with a cinematic, projection-mapped recreation of Van Gogh's bedroom at Arles and custom interactive surfaces designed by award-winning creative agency Bluecadet. Numerous special events will also be presented over the weeks ahead.
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iZotope Delivers Everything Needed to Get Started with Audio Repair
News: iZotope Delivers Everything Needed to Get Started with Audio RepairNew RX Plug-in Pack and free educational resources bring great-sounding audio within reach
iZotope, Inc., makers of award-winning tools for audio production, is announcing two new developments that support the creative community's pursuit of better-sounding audio.
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Blackmagic Design Products Used on a Variety of 2016 Oscar Nominated Films
Blackmagic Design would like to congratulate the 2016 Oscar-nominated films that used an array of Blackmagic Design products, such as Blackmagic Cinema Cameras on “Mad Max: Fury Road,” as well as DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio on “The Martian,” among others. Hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Oscars recognize cinematic achievements in the film industry, and Blackmagic Design is honored that its products were chosen to help bring these stunning films to life. Some of the 2016 Oscar-nominated films that used Blackmagic Design products include:
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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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Rodeo FX Brings Insight and Enthusiasm to Deadpool
News: Rodeo FX Brings Insight and Enthusiasm to DeadpoolCreating the Grotesque Look and Feel of the Unmasked Antihero
Rodeo FX completed close to 230 VFX shots for Deadpool, Tim Miller’s R-rated depiction of the Marvel Comics anti-superhero. The studio, led by VFX supervisor Wayne Brinton, worked on complex sequences that required fire and embers, grotesque skin alterations, and set extensions. Rodeo FX brought its unique skills to this collaborative VFX effort, ensuring that the finished product was much more than the sum of its parts.
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66th Berlin International Film Festival Selects Aspera for Fast, Secure File-Based Film Delivery for the Second Consecutive Year
IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced that for the second consecutive year, Aspera has been selected as an Official Supplier for the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, taking place on 11 - 21 February 2016. As one of the most important events for the international film industry, Berlinale attracts more than 300,000 attendees from around the world, and showcases some 400 films of every genre, length and format on more than 60 different screens, totaling over 2500 screenings.
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Cogswell College Board of Directors Member Richard Chuang Wins Second Academy Award
News: Cogswell College Board of Directors Member Richard Chuang Wins Second Academy AwardRichard Chuang, a distinguished member of the Cogswell College Board of Directors, a true Pioneer of Digital Animation, and the co-inventor of one of the very first Digital Animation Pipelines, has just received (on Feb. 13th) his second Academy Award® for his groundbreaking design work of the PDI/DreamWorks Animation Media Review System.
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Telestream Introduces Adaptive Bit Rate Optimization for OTT Distribution at BVE 2016
News: Telestream Introduces Adaptive Bit Rate Optimization for OTT Distribution at BVE 2016New Vantage functionality minimizes CDN distribution costs whilst assuring optimum moving image quality
At BVE, Telestream® (stand K06), a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions will debut major new functionality within its Flagship enterprise-class software product - Vantage®. The company reports that this new feature represents a quantum progression in Vantage’s multiscreen OTT distribution capabilities, empowering content owners, producers, and distributors to quickly, easily and efficiently package, monetize and distribute their media over multiple delivery networks.
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SMPTE® Honored With Scientific and Technical Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Special Award From AMPAS Recognizes a Century of Fundamental Contributions to the Advancement of Motion Picture Standards and Technology
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it received a Special Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
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mxfSPEEDRAIL and GRB - a long lasting relationship
MOG Technologies, the leading provider of MXF and centralized ingest solutions, today announced that GRB Entertainment, a global reference in reality show production has been using mxfSPEEDRAIL within their production workflows for more than two years. During this time, mxfSPEEDRAIL has proven to be a critical part of the ingest workflow, having a major role in the process that allows GRB to continue its endeavor to challenge viewers with programming geared to the highest common denominator.
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THE REVENANT Wins American Society of Cinematographers Theatrical Award
News: THE REVENANT Wins American Society of Cinematographers Theatrical AwardCASANOVA and MARCO POLO Take Top Honors in TV Categories; MACBETH and SON OF SAUL Tie for Spotlight Award
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Vanja Cernjul, ASC, HFS; Pierre Gill, CSC; Adam Arkapaw, ACS; and Mátyás Erdély, HSC earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 30th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony took place here Sunday night at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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Northern Lights Teams up with Microsoft to Ignite the Fight Against Extreme Poverty for Global Citizen
News: Northern Lights Teams up with Microsoft to Ignite the Fight Against Extreme Poverty for Global CitizenNY-based Northern Lights editor Glenn Conte teams up with Microsoft to energize a hopeful approach to ending extreme poverty globally in the inspirational 1:22 PSA “Upgrade Your World” for Global Citizen. The spot illustrates Global Citizen’s mission to end extreme poverty and inequality around the world by encouraging people to act, because now, like never before, their voices will be heard and acted upon. The spot delivers a resolute call to action, encouraging outreach to government officials, signing petitions and joining rallies. Microsoft has teamed up with the organization to amplify the technology to help empower individuals to make an impact on such pressing global issues including gender equality, clean water, climate action, education and healthcare. Windows and Microsoft Philanthropies held a panel with Global Citizen on January 28, 2016 at the Microsoft Loft Space in New York to bring awareness to the Global Goals and the effort made by the organization.
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Tiffen International to show new products at BVE 2016 including the new Steadicam Pilot 2 and new Steadimate gimbal adapter
News: Tiffen International to show new products at BVE 2016 including the new Steadicam Pilot 2 and new Steadimate gimbal adapterSee Tiffen International on stand #Q19 at London Excel, 23rd – 25th February
Tiffen International will attend BVE Expo 2016 in London showing new Steadicam products, the new Steadicam Pilot 2 and the new Steadimate gimbal adapter.
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BBC's "War and Peace" 2nd Unit Production Shot with Blackmagic Digital Film Cameras
News: BBC's "War and Peace" 2nd Unit Production Shot with Blackmagic Digital Film CamerasBlackmagic Design has today announced its Production Camera 4K digital film camera was one of only two camera packages to be used in the production of “War and Peace,” a new adaptation by the BBC, based on Tolstoy’s classic novel. The six part drama was lensed by director of photography (DP) George Steel, and graded on DaVinci Resolve Studio by colorist Simone Grattarola.
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Reel FX Adds Director Elliot Dillman
News: Reel FX Adds Director Elliot DillmanDigital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica has signed director Elliot Dillman for U.S. commercial representation. With a diverse directorial background spanning commercials, branded content, music videos and multi-camera live events, Dillman has a natural talent for honing in on the broad scope of a project to deliver dynamic footage that enhances the storytelling. He has worked on national campaigns for top agencies including GSD&M, CP+B, Leo Burnett, Y&R and BBDO, among others. His directorial sensibilities have earned him awards and nominations for Cannes Lions, Addys and Webbys for his work for top clients including Dominos Pizza, Pacifico Beer and Kraft Mac and Cheese. Prior to signing, Dillman collaborated with Reel FX on a number of projects, including a recent spot for Hasbro.
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Sundance's "The 4th" Created with Blackmagic Design Cameras and DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio
News: Sundance's "The 4th" Created with Blackmagic Design Cameras and DaVinci Resolve 12 StudioBlackmagic Design announced today the Sundance hit film “The 4th” was shot using a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF, and was graded with DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio. The film by director and writer Andre Hyland was shot by DPs Shane Bruce Johnston and Charles J. Gibson and color graded by Mark Todd Osborne at MTO ColorData.
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Nagoya TV Builds 4K and HDR Edit and Color Suite Around DaVinci
News: Nagoya TV Builds 4K and HDR Edit and Color Suite Around DaVinciBlackmagic Design announced today that Nagoya Broadcasting Network has built a new 4K editing and grading suite with DaVinci Resolve Studio and Blackmagic Smart Videohub routers. The suite is one of the first 4K editing and grading suites in Japan’s Tokai region that’s able to handle HDR workflows.
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The Third Floor Honored with VES Award on Game of Thrones Team
News: The Third Floor Honored with VES Award on Game of Thrones TeamPrevisualization Supervisor Eric Carney Among Recipients of Visual Effects Society’s Top Award in TV
International visualization studio THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. has received a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for Outstanding Photoreal Episode as part of the Game of Thrones team. Previsualization Supervisor Eric Carney joined visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer, visual effects producer Steve Kullbeck, CG lead supervisor Derek Spears and special effects supervisor Stuart Brisdon in taking home the organization’s top television award for Episode 9 “The Dance of Dragons” from Season 5.
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SMPTE Announces 2016 Directors and Appointment of New Governors-at-Large
In Society's Centennial Year, Experienced Group of SMPTE Directors and Governors Guides Society's Ongoing Growth and Industry Leadership
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2016 directors and has appointed two new governors-at-large.
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Rodeo FX Wins VES Award for Game of Thrones: City of Volantis
Montreal Studio Delivered Over 200 VFX for Season 5 of Hit TV Show
Rodeo FX has won a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for its work on Season 5 of Game of Thrones. The award for Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode honoured the studio’s creation of the city of Volantis. Rodeo FX received the award last night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and can add it to the VES Award it won last year for its work on Birdman.

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Northern Lights' Glenn Conte Cuts Season 2 and 3 of Colin Quinn's "Cop Show"
News: Northern Lights' Glenn Conte Cuts Season 2 and 3 of Colin Quinn's "Cop Show"NY-based Northern Lights editor Glenn Conte has once again teamed up with SNL alum and comedian Colin Quinn on the Web series that boldly turns the police drama genre on its head for Season 2 and 3 of “Cop Show.” The satirical Web series appears on L/Studio, the Lexus-owned digital content channel, which brought on Full Court Press to program and develop content.
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Winners Announced at Art Directors Guild Awards
News: Winners Announced at Art Directors Guild AwardsThe Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) tonight announced winners of its 20th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, in 11 categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during a black-tie ceremony at The Beverly Hilton. “The Martian” (Arthur Max), “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Colin Gibson) and “The Revenant” (Jack Fisk) won Best Production Design for Feature Film. Television winners included “Game of Thrones” (Deborah Riley), “House of Cards” (Steve Arnold), “American Horror Story: Hotel” (Mark Worthington), “The Big Bang Theory” (John Shaffner) and “The Muppets” (Denise Pizzini) respectively. The awards took place before an audience of more than 900, including guild members, industry executives and press. ADG President Nelson Coates and Art Directors Council Chair Marcia Hinds presided over the awards ceremony with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host for the third year-in-a-row.
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Matthew Johnson's Sundance Film "Operation Avalanche" Shot on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras
News: 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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Josh Brolin To Present Art Directors Guild Award To David O. Russell At 20th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards
News: Josh Brolin To Present Art Directors Guild Award To David O. Russell At 20th Annual Art Directors Guild AwardsOscar®-nominated actor Josh Brolin will present the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Cinematic Imagery Award to Oscar-nominated filmmaker David O. Russell at the 20th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards on Sunday, January 31 at The Beverly Hilton. The announcement was made by ADG Council Chair Marcia Hinds and Awards Producer Thomas Wilkins. The ceremony, presented by DXV by American Standard and hosted by comedian Owen Benjamin, will honor the prestigious spectrum of Russell’s extraordinary award-winning work.
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iZotope Wins Multiple NAMM TEC Awards
News: iZotope Wins Multiple NAMM TEC AwardsBoth RX 4 Advanced and Iris 2 honored for outstanding technical achievement
iZotope's RX 4 Advanced and Iris 2 have won awards for Outstanding Technical Achievement at the 31st Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, the highest honor within the pro audio and sound recording industry, which recognizes the most outstanding products in the world of music making, live performance, video games, television and film. The award ceremony was held on Saturday, January 23 during the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.
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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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Blackmagic Design announces deal on ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G
For a limited time customers can get a special price on ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G when purchased together for only $2,495.
Blackmagic Design today announced a new ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G package deal for only $2,495, making it possible for customers to get a live production solution that’s future proof because it’s designed for Ultra HD.
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Kevin Hart's 'What Now' World Tour Live Production Delivered
News: Kevin Hart's 'What Now' World Tour Live Production DeliveredBlackmagic Design has today announced that the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K and ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K are delivering live video content for the UK dates for award winning comedian Kevin Hart’s ‘What Now’ world tour, taking place at major venues including London’s O2 and Wembley Arena.
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Top Sundance Films Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio
News: Top Sundance Films Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio, Blackmagic Cinema Cameras and Pocket Cinema Cameras were used on more than 35 films at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
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Rodeo FX Recreates 1800s Whaling Village for In the Heart of the Sea
Setting the stage for historic drama with compelling visual effects
Rodeo FX recreated 19th-century Nantucket for Ron Howard’s latest film, In the Heart of the Sea, including concept art, seamlessly interwoven set extensions, and evocative matte painting for a total of over 260 visual effects shots. The VFX studio’s work demonstrates the power and impact of visual effects, not only for bringing period films to life, but also expanding the storytelling pallet by conveying drama and atmosphere in support of the unfolding narrative. In the Heart of the Sea has been nominated for a VES Award in the Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects category.
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Zoic Adds Executive Producer Blythe Klippsten
News: Zoic Adds Executive Producer Blythe KlippstenCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added Blythe Klippsten as Executive Producer. Klippsten has nearly 15 years of experience in the VFX industry, previously working with top studios including Psyop, MassMarket, Stardust Studios and Ntropic. After beginning her career as a VFX Producer at Zoic from 2006 – 2008, she returns as Executive Producer for Series.
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MastersFX Creates "Creepy Doll" Special Effects for Lakeshore Entertainment and STX Entertainment's Feature Film "The Boy"
News: MastersFX Creates "Creepy Doll" Special Effects for Lakeshore Entertainment and STX Entertainment's Feature Film "The Boy"Character FX artists from MASTERSFX (www.mastersfx.com ) have created the featured creepy doll “Brahms,” the title character starring in Lakeshore Entertainment and STX Entertainment’s horror film, The Boy.
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Brazil's O2 Filmes Grades Ivete Sangalo Virtual Reality Video with DaVinci Resolve Studio
News: Brazil's O2 Filmes Grades Ivete Sangalo Virtual Reality Video with DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that the new 360 degree virtual reality music video for Latin Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Ivete Sangalo was graded by O2 Filmes using DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio. Debuted in December 2015, “O Farol” is the first video released by Ivete Sangalo in more than 10 years.
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Media Links Announces New Engineering & Technical Services Appointments
News: Media Links Announces New Engineering & Technical Services AppointmentsCathy Emmons Joins as Director, Engineering & Technical Services
Media Links Inc, a 2014 Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner and the market leader in media and data over IP transport solutions, is pleased to welcome Catherine Emmons to the team, where she will fill the new role of Director, Engineering & Technical Services. Cathy will report to Tom Canavan, President of Media Links Inc., a subsidiary of Media Global Links. Also new to the team is George Parson, who will serve as a Support Engineer, reporting to Ms. Emmons.
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