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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.2 is now available on Linux free of charge
Blackmagic Design today announced that Fusion visual effects software is now available on the Linux platform. Linux is extremely popular in the world's leading visual effects production companies and this new Linux release is a major announcement for the visual effects industry. This new Linux version of Fusion and Fusion Studio means visual effects artists can select their preferred computing platform, as Fusion is now available on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. All project files are common, so customers can work collaboratively, even when different artists are running different platforms on the same job.
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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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Media Links To Show New IP Management System at IBC
Media Links EMEA, a market leader in solutions to transport broadcast media and data over IP has announced it will show its new network management system NetGazer™ at IBC 2016 on booth 1.C31. NetGazer monitors and manages both local and wide area IP networks to enable performance optimization for high bandwidth multi-media services.
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Live Production at Manila Major eSports Championship powered by Blackmagic Design
Live Production at Manila Major eSports Championship powered by Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced live production at this year's Manila Major, one of the biggest gaming Championships in eSports, was delivered using a live solution built around Blackmagic Design product.
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EditFest LA 2016 Lineup Announced
EditFest LA 2016 Lineup AnnouncedHPA Names Michelle Munson Recipient of Charles S. Swartz Award
Honor Will Be Presented to Aspera Co-Founder and CEO During 2016 HPA Awards
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Blackmagic Design Products Used on More Than 20 of this Summer’s Most Anticipated Films
Blackmagic Design Products Used on More Than 20 of this Summer’s Most Anticipated FilmsBlackmagic Design today announced that more than 20 of this summer’s hottest films used its digital film cameras, VFX and motion graphics software Fusion Studio and DaVinci Resolve Studio on set, editing, color correction and finishing tools to shoot, composite and grade the films.
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FanZone Action During the 2016 UEFA European Championships Shot
FanZone Action During the 2016 UEFA European Championships ShotBlackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K and Micro Cinema Camera were used by production specialist Drone Immersion during the UEFA European Championships, hosted by France, to film live media coverage of the Marseille FanZone.
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HPA Names Michelle Munson Recipient of Charles S. Swartz Award
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has named Michelle Munson as the recipient of its 2016 Charles S. Swartz Award. Munson, co-founder and CEO of Aspera, an IBM Company, is recognized as one of industry's most accomplished technology leaders. The HPA Awards recognize creative artistry, innovation and engineering excellence in the professional media content industry and the Charles S. Swartz Award honors the recipient's significant impact across diverse aspects of the industry. The HPA Awards will be handed out on November 17, 2016, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California.
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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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SMPTE Launches The Vista Project, a New Big Screen Interactive Storytelling Competition for Students
Led by Digital Cinema Pioneer Bud Mayo, The Vista Project Is Designed to Serve as an Incubator for the Next Generation of Cinema Storytellers
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the official launch of The Vista Project, a competition that will identify emerging talent in the creative and engineering realms and support future filmmakers in developing interactive cinema experiences.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield is now available
Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield is now availableNow customers can easily create their own completely customized camera control solutions.
Blackmagic Design announced the immediate availability of 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 is available now for $95 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Chainsaw Delivers for "Game of Thrones"
Chainsaw Delivers for "Game of Thrones"The Record-Setting Top-rated Show Completes Sixth Seaso
Post-production finishing for the sixth season of HBO’s Emmy Award-winning series Game of Thrones recently wrapped up at Chainsaw, a SIM Group company. The facility handled visual effects integration, editorial conforming, final color grading and deliverables for the show.
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Park Pictures Signs Director Laurent Chanez
Park Pictures Signs Director Laurent ChanezBicoastal production company Park Pictures has signed French director Laurent Chanez for U.S. and U.K. representation. All of Chanez’ emotionally-charged work – from stirring montages to adrenaline-pumping auto work to striking beauty spots – combines authenticity with artful composition. He has helmed spots for such top brands as Benetton, Nike, Lexus, L’Oréal, Hyundai, Sky TV, Pepsi and Peugeot, among numerous others. His widely heralded “Unhate” for Benetton was featured at the 2013 TED Conference and his spot for French fragrance “Flower by Kenzo” earned an Epica Award. Beyond commercials, Chanez has directed longer form content, including the short film “Forme,” which was an official selection at the Buenos Aires Film Festival and the Plantin-Paris Film Festival.
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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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Full Sail University Installs Extensive Focusrite RedNet System
Full Sail University Installs Extensive Focusrite RedNet SystemFull Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, has installed a comprehensive system of Focusrite RedNet Dante™-networked audio converters and interfaces in its Full Sail Live 1 building, which is home to the university’s Show Production Bachelor of Science degree program. Incorporating RedNet MP8R 8-channel Mic Pre and A/D converters, RedNet D64R 64-Channel MADI-Dante Bridges, RedNet HD32R Pro Tools | HD/HDX Bridges and RedNet 2 16-channel remote-controlled analog interfaces, the new Focusrite system not only provides networking throughout the facility, but also offers students practical experience with the Dante Audio-over-IP protocol.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 3.4 Update for Blackmagic
Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 3.4 Update for BlackmagicBlackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 3.4 update for the original Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. This new update adds SDI record trigger, RP-188 timecode output and improved 6G-SDI output compatibility. Camera 3.4 update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is free of charge for all Blackmagic Production Camera 4K customers.
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Blackmagic Design announces new ATEM Switcher 6.9 Update
New software update adds VU meters, switchable program and preview, and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of ATEM Switcher 6.9 update which adds new multi-view output features including VU meters, the ability to swap program and preview windows and more. ATEM Switcher 6.9 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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NahidRains Pictures Produces Programs for BTV Chittagong with Blackmagic Design Cameras
NahidRains Pictures Produces Programs for BTV Chittagong with Blackmagic Design CamerasBlackmagic Design today announced that NahidRains Pictures, a production and postproduction company based in Chittagong, Bangladesh, is producing programs with Blackmagic Design’s URSA, Production Camera 4Ks, Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Pocket Cinema Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio for BTV Chittagong, a television channel affiliated to Bangladesh’s largest television network Bangladesh Television (BTV).
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Fresh From Two Industry Award Wins, MASTERSFX Expands Into Toronto
Fresh From Two Industry Award Wins, MASTERSFX Expands Into TorontoHollywood & Toronto, June 23, 2016 - Two-time Emmy Award Winner Todd Masters, founder & president of character FX studio MASTERSFX, has announced an expansion of his 30- year-old company, with the opening of a new studio in Toronto.
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Rita Moreno and Quentin Tarantino Receive AFI Honorary Degrees
AFI Conservatory 2016 Commencement Celebrates New Filmmakers
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera and URSA Mini 4.6K Used on Peugeot Commercial
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera and URSA Mini 4.6K Used on Peugeot CommercialBlackmagic Design announced today that PEUGEOT’s new commercial, “MOTION & EMOTION Taikan Shijou Campaign,” was shot using Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera and URSA Mini 4.6K EF. The spot was also graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio.
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Belgium Public Broadcaster Builds Visual Radio Station with Blackmagic Design
Belgium Public Broadcaster Builds Visual Radio Station with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that Radio Television Belge de la communaute Francaise (RTBF), the public broadcaster for Belgium's French speaking region, has launched an innovative, multipurpose visual radio workflow featuring the Blackmagic ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, Smart Videohub 20x20 and Teranex Express. Built around production automation with software developed in-house by RTBF, the studio allows the simultaneous broadcast of content via any of RTBF's five radio stations and three television channels using a production team of just three; a radio technician, a vision mixer and an editorial director.
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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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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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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is Now Shipping
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is Now ShippingMassive update now available for Hollywood’s fastest growing professional editor!
Blackmagic Design today announced that the final release of DaVinci Resolve 12.5, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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L.A. Post Fest Debuts At Aero Theatre In Santa Monica
L.A. Post Fest Debuts At Aero Theatre In Santa MonicaWinning Films Now Featured Online
On May 14th, 2016 the L.A. Post Fest took over the American Cinematheque’s Aero Theatre in Santa Monica to unveil its inaugural event. Nearly 300 filmmakers, editors, post production professionals, directors, and producers packed the house to see what this new festival was all about.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.1 Update
Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.1 UpdateNew Fusion 8.1 update adds Fusion Connect for Avid on Mac OS X and Windows!
Blackmagic Design today announced a free Fusion 8.1 update that adds Fusion Connect for Avid as well as compatibility with the latest Avid Artist DNxIO video interface. The Fusion 8.1 update is available now for both Fusion 8 and Fusion Studio customers, and can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K Used to Shoot August Burns Red in Concert for HeartSupport Community
Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K Used to Shoot August Burns Red in Concert for HeartSupport CommunityBlackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4K digital film camera was used to shoot a number of high profile interviews with some of the world’s biggest bands as part of the HeartSupport community program. Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera, along with Video Assists, were also used to shoot live concert footage of international heavy metal band August Burns Red at the recent Self Help Fest.
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Litepanels Partners with Barbizon Lighting for Exclusive Set of Free Master Classes
Litepanels Partners with Barbizon Lighting for Exclusive Set of Free Master ClassesLitepanels®, an innovator in LED lighting solutions for the film, photographic and broadcast industries and a Vitec Videocom brand, is pleased to offer an exclusive set of Master Classes hosted in partnership with Barbizon Lighting Company. The Master Classes will be led by renowned lighting expert and Litepanels co-founder, Pat Grosswendt, and provide hands-on training and instruction on the latest lighting technology and techniques.
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Colorfront Express Dailies 2016 Unleashes More Raw On-Set Power at Cine Gear Expo
Colorfront Express Dailies 2016 Unleashes More Raw On-Set Power at Cine Gear ExpoExpress Dailies 2016 delivers trendsetting in-production support for UHD HDR workflows
Colorfront , the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, will showcase the groundbreaking capabilities of its new Express Dailies 2016 system for Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) image-processing in on-set dailies workflows, during Cine Gear Expo 2016, c/o ALT Systems and Sony.
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The Jim Henson Company At Licensing Expo 2016
The Jim Henson Company will be returning to Licensing Expo, under the guidance of Federico San Martin, Vice President of Global Consumer Products.
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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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The Hit House Releases Second Entry within Successful FRAMEWORK Sound Design Series Written by Award Winning Sound Design Chad Hughes
The Hit House Releases Second Entry within Successful FRAMEWORK Sound Design Series Written by Award Winning Sound Design Chad HughesFollowing the company’s success last year with the release of its first ever sound design album release FRAMEWORK Layer One, top custom music and sound design company The Hit House has released the second entry within that library series: FRAMEWORK Layer Two. The FRAMEWORK series was created to fill the specific needs of the motion picture trailer industry.
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Litepanels' New Astra Soft Bi-Color Earns Rave Reviews From Industry Professionals
Litepanels' New Astra Soft Bi-Color Earns Rave Reviews From Industry ProfessionalsCINE GEAR 2016, BOOTH 64/65 BROADCAST ASIA, BOOTH 4D6-10
Litepanels®, an innovator in LED lighting solutions for the film, photographic and broadcast industries, a Vitec Videocom brand, and part of Vitec Group, plc, has received fantastic responses from industry professionals about the new Astra Soft Bi-Color LED panel. With a new diffused lens, the one-square-foot Astra Soft provides a soft light alternative to the original Astra 1x1 Bi-Color, mirroring the effect of a softbox in a compact, portable design. The reaction to these new lights has been overwhelmingly positive from key industry insiders.
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NBC And "American Ninja Warrior" Take Viewers Behind-the-Scenes With Exclusive Digital Series
NBC And "American Ninja Warrior" Take Viewers Behind-the-Scenes With Exclusive Digital SeriesWeekly Digital Episodes That Focus on the Making of a Course and Inside the Life of a Ninja to Be Released on NBC.com, NBC App and YouTube in Advance of New Season on NBC
NBC Digital Entertainment, in partnership with “American Ninja Warrior” producer A. Smith & Co., is pulling back the curtain and giving fans an immersive behind-the-scenes experience with two digital series, “Crashing the Course” and “24/B4.”
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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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Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist Used to Broadcast 2016 World Table Tennis Championship
Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist Used to Broadcast 2016 World Table Tennis ChampionshipBlackmagic Design announced today that Qoncept, Inc. (Qoncept) used Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist for image processing while broadcasting the World Table Tennis Championship, which was recently broadcast to a live audience via TV-Tokyo Corporation.
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URSA EF Used as A Camera on Popular Japanese TV Show on WOWOW
URSA EF Used as A Camera on Popular Japanese TV Show on WOWOWProduction of the show is also based around a number of Blackmagic Design products, and is graded using DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design announced today that URSA EF and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K were used to shoot the popular TV drama series "Utenai Keikan." Production of the show is also based around a number of Blackmagic Design products, and is graded using DaVinci Resolve.
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Media Links Demonstrating Hardware and Software Enhancements at CommunicAsia 2016
Media Links Demonstrating Hardware and Software Enhancements at CommunicAsia 2016Media Links’ Media Defined Networking® Technology provides High Performance Workflow Efficiencies & Bandwidth Optimization at CommunicAsia 2016
Media Links, a 2014 Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner and the market leader in media over IP transport solutions will be demonstrating a full complement of hardware and software enhancements at CommunicAsia 2016, booth 1D3-11.
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Sowing the Seeds Festival Produced with ATEM and Micro Studio
Sowing the Seeds Festival Produced with ATEM and Micro StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Sowing the Seeds 2016, a music and lifestyle festival in Jo’burg, South Africa relied on Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K and Micro Studio Camera 4K to produce the live to screen visuals for festival performers, including headline acts Of Monsters and Men (OMAM) and Jungle.
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Atlanta Production Boom Builds File Transfer Demand for Crawford Media
Atlanta Production Boom Builds File Transfer Demand for Crawford MediaSigniant Media Shuttle replaced FTP with greater speed, flexibility, and ease of use for both Crawford and their clients
A Georgia state tax credit is at the center of a growing surge in episodic television production in the Atlanta area. The Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act provides a 20 percent tax credit for companies spending $500,000 or more on production and post-production in the state (on a single or multiple projects). An additional 10 percent credit is available if the finished product includes a promotional logo from the state.
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NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE, Is Highlight of 2016 NAB Show To
NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE®, Is a Highlight of 2016 NAB Show
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, drew crowds of 2016 NAB Show attendees to both its conference sessions and special screenings. These events featured top industry minds and creative talents, who joined to discuss forward-looking techniques and challenges related to making content for theatrical release and beyond.
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LINC Church Upgrades Audiovisual Capabilities With Blackmagic Design
LINC Church Upgrades Audiovisual Capabilities With Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that South African house of worship, LINC, has installed Blackmagic Design live production hardware as part of a fully integrated audiovisual solution in its purpose built campus facility, designed to house the church’s growing congregation.
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Beijing Hyundai's Elantra Lingdong Launch and VR Stream Produced with ATEM and Teranex Express
Beijing Hyundai's Elantra Lingdong Launch and VR Stream Produced with ATEM and Teranex ExpressBlackmagic Design today announced that Shanghai based Huangyi Photography and Videography Services used ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K to live produce Beijing Hyundai’s Lingdong launch event at the Shanghai Expo Center.
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URSA Mini 4.6K Used to Shoot Aaron Carter's 'Fool's Gold' Music Video
URSA Mini 4.6K Used to Shoot Aaron Carter's 'Fool's Gold' Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4.6K digital film camera was used to shoot the music video for Aaron Carter's new hit single "Fool's Gold." DaVinci Resolve Studio was also used to grade the music video by Colorist Robert Crosby at L.A.-based post production studio Coyote Post.
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Steven Spielberg to Present John Williams with AFI Life Achievement Award
TNT to Premiere AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN WILLIAMS on June 15th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Steven Spielberg will present John Williams with the American Film Institute's (AFI) 44th Life Achievement Award. This marks the first time in AFI history that America's highest honor for a career in film will be bestowed upon a composer. Williams' career will be celebrated at the private Gala Tribute on June 9, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA. The televised special, AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN WILLIAMS, will air on TNT on June 15 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/ PT), followed by an encore presentation on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM) on September 12 during a night of programming dedicated to John Williams. This marks the fourth year the Emmy®-winning AFI special has aired on Turner networks.
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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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VFX Producer Chad Hudson Joins FuseFX
VFX Producer Chad Hudson Joins FuseFXVeteran Visual Effects Producer Chad Hudson, whose credits include The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, has joined FuseFX. Based at the company’s Los Angeles facility, Hudson becomes part of a diverse production team that is creating effects for Fox’s Sleepy Hollow and pilots for CBS and Amazon, as well as other upcoming television projects.
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Al Jazeera Installs ATEM Live Production Workflow In Partnership With KidZania London
Al Jazeera Installs ATEM Live Production Workflow In Partnership With KidZania LondonBlackmagic Design has today announced that Al Jazeera Media Network and KidZania looks to inspire the next generation of aspiring broadcast talent with a purpose built television studio as part of KidZania London. The optical fiber based multicam 4K studio workflow features broadcast infrastructure from Blackmagic Design.
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Valencia Club de Fútbol Drives Stadium AV With Blackmagic Design
Valencia Club de Fútbol Drives Stadium AV With Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design has today announced that Valencia Club de Fútbol is providing fans an enhanced match day experience following an overhaul of the Mestalla Stadium’s live production capabilities using Blackmagic Design video production hardware.
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Todd Masters & MASTERSFX Win Second Career Emmy Award for Netflix Movie "Monsterville"
Todd Masters & MASTERSFX Win Second Career Emmy Award for Netflix Movie "Monsterville"Monster-Maker Todd Masters, Founder & President of FX Studio MASTERSFX, has won his second career Emmy Award.
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Rita Moreno and Quentin Tarantino To Receive AFI Honorary Degrees
2016 COMMENCEMENT WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 15, 2016 AT 9:30 A.M.
The American Film Institute announced today it will confer Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa upon Rita Moreno and Quentin Tarantino. Both Moreno and Tarantino will be recognized for their contributions to the art of the moving image during the AFI Conservatory's commencement ceremony on June 15, 2016 at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre.
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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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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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Park Pictures Director Vincent Haycock and Florence Welch Premiere The Odyssey
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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"
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
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
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
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"
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Blackmagic Design announces URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Cinema Camera now shippingBlackmagic 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
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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