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Tiffen International to launch new generation NAT Neutral Density optical filters at BSC Expo 2017
Tiffen International to launch new generation NAT Neutral Density optical filters at BSC Expo 2017
See Tiffen International on stand 602 at BSC Expo 2017, 3rd-4th February 2017, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
Tiffen International will launch a new product line at BSC Expo 2017, Tiffen NATural Neutral Density Filters. Memorializing the groundbreaking achievements made by Tiffen’s founder, Nat Tiffen. The Tiffen NATural Neutral Density Filter line provides game changing improvements on neutral density filtration, with perfect neutrality across the visual and IR spectrum resulting in natural skintones and outstanding colour fidelity. Manufactured in the USA utilizing the patented Tiffen Color Core™ process these glass filters represent a new generation of ND and IRND filtration.
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ProQuest Integrates Text and Video in Seamless Search to Improve Research Experiences
ProQuest Integrates Text and Video in Seamless Search to Improve Research Experiences
ProQuest platform searches text and Alexander Street's Academic Video Online simultaneously for improved contextual discovery
PRNewswire/ -- One fast, comprehensive search now encompasses content in the ProQuest platform and Alexander Street's popular Academic Video Online, connecting researchers seamlessly to documentaries, training videos, journal articles, news, dissertations, primary sources, ebooks and more in one place. Subscribers to the ProQuest platform and Academic Video Online can now offer their users a more powerful user experience and better contextual and serendipitous discovery.
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MASTERSFX Hits Career High at 30 Year Milestone: Creature FX Company Busier than Ever
MASTERSFX Hits Career High at 30 Year Milestone: Creature FX Company Busier than EverLooking back at a career that's lived-through 30 years of industry change – from globalization and digitization of staid production efficiencies, to computer graphic visual effects, to ‘there’s an APP for that’ – award winning Todd Masters, Founder and President of acclaimed creature FX studio MASTERSFX, says he is amazed at how his practical FX continue to STILL be in demand – even more prevalent - in today’s crowded field of digital visual effects.
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Halo Moves To Support 4k Workflows With Software-defined Storage
Halo Moves To Support 4k Workflows With Software-defined Storage
Award-winning London post house sees ERA implement innovative Pixit storage
Halo Post Production, winner of the 2016 best post facility award from Broadcast magazine, has boosted its picture post functionality with PixStor software-defined storage from Pixit Media - powered by Netapp E series storage. The system was implemented and installed on-site by ERA, specialists in image-centric IT solutions for the creative industries. The new installation is particularly aimed at enhancing halo’s 4k capabilities.
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Sigma Global Vision and Cine Lenses, Quattro Cameras and Digital Imaging Accessories Capture Imaging USA 2017
Sigma Global Vision and Cine Lenses, Quattro Cameras and Digital Imaging Accessories Capture Imaging USA 2017
Attendees are invited to test-drive Sigma lenses, including recently released Sigma Global Vision 85mm F1.4 Art and 12-24mm F4 Art lenses
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will exhibit its full line of professional Global Vision and Cine lenses as well as the company’s Quattro cameras and digital imaging accessories at the 2017 Imaging USA Expo, held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas from January 8-10, 2017 on booth 225.
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13th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Wrap-up
13th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Wrap-up3-D SPACE, Stereo Sisters, and the LA 3-D Club are pleased to announce the winners of The 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival. The festival’s mission is to showcase the best independent stereoscopic 3-D filmmaking from around the world. This year’s fest took place on Dec 8th-11th, 2016 at several venues in the greater Los Angeles area.
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The Mill's Colour Team Expands into a Creative Destination for Indie Features
The Mill's Colour Team Expands into a Creative Destination for Indie Features
Spearheaded at The Mill’s New York Studio, DI colour work will be also available at other Mill studios in London, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
Mill Colour is broadening its offering to include creative Digital Intermediate (DI) work for feature length projects. Known for working in the advertising, games and music industries, this move marks an exciting new development for The Mill’s global team of talented artists and their clients. Group Colour Director at The Mill, Dee Allen, explains: "This is a natural and very exciting progression for us. Our team collaborates with world class Directors and DP’s and this allows us to extend the collaboration into features. In New York, we are also supported by our relationship with Technicolor PostWorks providing an end-to-end solution to clients across all aspects of DI workflow and final deliverables. Of course, we’ll continue to grow our commercial and music video work, finding creative opportunities across all media.”
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Slamdance 2017 Announces Special Screenings, Beyond Features, and Short Film Competitions
Slamdance 2017 Announces Special Screenings, Beyond Features, and Short Film Competitions
Slamdance Opening Night Film: World Premiere Of What Lies Upstream. Oscar Qualifying Shorts Program Features 24 World Premieres
Slamdance recently announced its Special Screenings, Beyond, and Shorts programs for their 23nd Film Festival. It is a bold selection of films from visionary filmmakers from across the globe. This year the festival will host 35 World, 9 North American and 10 US premieres within these programs.
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Palm Springs International Film Festival 2017 Film Festival Line-Up
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2017 Film Festival Line-Up
Fest to Open with World Premiere of “The Sense of an Ending”; “The Comedian” to Close Fest; Festival Announces Complete Line-up of Premieres, New Voices/New Visions, Modern Masters, True Stories, After Dark and more!
The 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) announced that the festival’s opening night will be the World Premiere screening of The Sense of an Ending, directed by Ritesh Batra on Thursday, January 5.  The festival will close with The Comedian, directed by Taylor Hackford on Sunday, January 15. The Festival will screen 190 films from 72 countries, including 58 premieres (9 World, 5 International, 20 North American and 24 U.S.) from January 2-16, 2017.  The complete line-up including a focus on cinema from Poland, Premieres, New Voices/New Visions competition, Modern Masters, True Stories, After Dark and more were also announced, in addition to the Awards Buzz program released last week.
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TwoPoint0 Welcomes Editors David Cornman & Debbie McMurtrey
TwoPoint0 Welcomes Editors David Cornman & Debbie McMurtreyTwoPoint0 Co-Founders Wendy Rosen and Anthony Marinelli welcomed well-known Editors David Cornman and Debbie McMurtrey to the company’s eclectic roster of talent. “I’ve known Dave for many years and have admired Debbie’s talent for a long time,” explains TwoPoint0’s Partner/EP Wendy Rosen. “Stylistically, emotionally, and comedically, they are among the best in the business, and I am so proud to be working with them.”
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2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8
2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8
December 7–8, 2016, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Registration is now open for the 2016 National Drone Show, (www.nationaldroneshow.com), an exciting conference and expo featuring red-hot Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) video capture technology. Produced by NewBay Media, with Stampede returning as the event’s Gold Sponsor, this year’s show also features the launch of the first D.C. Drone Film Festival and an Advanced UAV Workshop produced by education partners Future Media Concepts and Sundance Media Group (SMG).
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EditShare Lands at Beach House Pictures in Singapore
EditShare Lands at Beach House Pictures in Singapore
EditShare media infrastructure eliminates content silos to bring continuity across media production workflow; Flow MAM, XStream EFS and Ark create tiered storage with extensive media sharing, production and automation capabilitie
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced today that Singapore-based Beach House Pictures has upgraded its legacy media infrastructure with EditShare media management solutions: EditShare Flow media asset management (MAM), 235 TB EditShare EFS XStream shared storage and EditShare Ark tape-based archiving.
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PlayBox Technology Reports its Most Successful Year to Date
PlayBox Technology reports 2016 as the most successful trading year in its history with strong demand for its wide range of television channel branding and playout solutions throughout the global broadcast market. "At IBC 2016 in September we celebrated our 17,000th delivery of new or upgraded channels compared with the 15,000 total we reached two years before," comments PlayBox Technology president Don Ash. "Upgrades from our AirBox product range to the Neo series are proving especially popular. We were also delighted to see our recently introduced CloudAir virtual playout software shortlisted for an IABM Design & Innovation Award."
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Technicolor PostWorks Blends Art and Technology in Delivering PBS's "Soundbreaking"
Technicolor PostWorks Blends Art and Technology in Delivering PBS's "Soundbreaking"
Facility handles sound and picture post for acclaimed 8-part documentary on the history of recorded music.
Recently posted at Technicolor PostWorks New York, the new 8-part PBS documentary, Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music provides a fascinating portrait of the melding of art and technology in the development of popular music.
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Multi-Award Winning Producer Lawrence Cumbo Joins Pixeldust Studios to Expand its Entertainment Division
Award-winning producer Lawrence Cumbo has joined Pixeldust Studios, a multi Emmy Award-winning, digital animation and broadcast production studio helmed by Ricardo Andrade, to expand its Entertainment Division. Cumbo brings to Pixeldust an active development slate comprised of over 30 projects. The announcement was made by Ricardo Andrade, President & Creative Director, Pixeldust Studios, and by Lawrence Cumbo, whose new title is Senior Vice President of Development & Content, Pixeldust Studios.
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VFX Supervisors Dan Levitan and Sam Edwards Join FuseFX
VFX Supervisors Dan Levitan and Sam Edwards Join FuseFX
Veteran supervisors are overseeing work on “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” “Good Girls Revolt” and other projects.
FuseFX has added two highly experienced visual effects supervisors to its creative team in Los Angeles. Dan Levitan brings more than 80 credits as a supervisor and artist on motion picture and television projects spanning two decades. At FuseFX, he is VFX Supervisor for the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, in addition to co-Supervising the ABC drama Notorious.
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Hula Post Supports OWN's "Queen Sugar"
Hula Post Supports OWN's "Queen Sugar"
Reprising its role from “Selma,” Hula provides technology and support to director/producer Ava DuVernay and editor Spencer Averick for new, 13-part television series.
Queen Sugar¸ the new OWN series from Warner Horizon Television and Harpo Productions and executive producers Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay, tells the story of three estranged siblings who, after a family tragedy, reunite to run an 800-acre sugar farm in Louisiana. Based on the best-seller by Natalie Baszile, the show is a rich and deeply moving tale of people overcoming risk and reinventing themselves.
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SMPTE Releases Limited-Edition 'Honor Roll' Book & Accepts Preorders for 'Magic & Miracles' Book
SMPTE Releases Limited-Edition 'Honor Roll' Book & Accepts Preorders for 'Magic & Miracles' Book
Honor Roll and Honorary Members' Available Now for Purchase and Shipping; Richly Illustrated Commemorative Book Slated for April 2017 Publication
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced publication of "The Honor Roll and Honorary Members of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers," a limited-edition book showcasing the industry leaders and innovators who have contributed their talents to SMPTE over the past 10 decades. The Society is also accepting preorders for "Magic & Miracles: 100 Years of Moving Image Science & Technology," a richly illustrated and meticulously crafted history of the Society and its groundbreaking work over the past century. Both books celebrate the Society's Centennial.
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Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA Awards
Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA Awards
Coveted Honors Shine Spotlight on Creative Excellence in Post Production
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) announced the winners of the 2016 HPA Awards (#hpaawards) during a gala celebration tonight at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The HPA Awards recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in the creation of feature films, television, commercials, and entertainment content enjoyed around the world.
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Lifetime Honorees Announced by Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Lifetime Honorees Announced by Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Emmy®-nominated make-up artist Leonard Engleman and Oscar®-nominated hair stylist Barbara Lorenz to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at 2017 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Emmy®-nominated make-up artist Leonard Engelman and Oscar® and Emmy-nominated hair stylist Barbara Lorenz, will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards, honoring outstanding achievements for make-up artists and hair stylists in motion pictures, television, commercials, and live theater. The black tie event will be held Sunday, February 19, 2017, at The Novo by Microsoft at LA Live. The announcement was made today by IATSE Local 706 president Sue Cabral-Ebert.
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Zanim8tion helps bring Pandora to life with AV Stumpfl’s Wings Vioso
Zanim8tion helps bring Pandora to life with AV Stumpfl’s Wings Vioso
Visit AV Stumpfl at Booth #1671, IAAPA, Orange County Convention Center Orlando, 15-18 November 2016
For a three-month showcase starting December 7, 2016 in Taipei City, AVATAR™: Discover Pandora touring exhibition is based around the science and technology of the creatures and environments of James Cameron’s highest grossing film, Avatar. Zanim8tion provided the playback and programming using AV Stumpfl®’s Wings Vioso software suite. The project was fully supported by distribution partner, VIOSO.
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Firefly Cinema Enables On-Set to Edit Suite Color Workflow for Radu Mihaileanu's A History of Love
Firefly Cinema Enables On-Set to Edit Suite Color Workflow for Radu Mihaileanu's A History of LoveFirefly Cinema, a developer of affordable color grading and dailies processing applications, today announced that its entire suite of solutions was used on Radu Mihaileanu's latest feature film, A History of Love, to manage the digital cinema color workflow, from on-set dailies through to the finishing suite, ensuring a consistent color process throughout the production and post production of the movie.
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Most Wanted Tiffen Variable Viewing Filter Launched
Most Wanted Tiffen Variable Viewing Filter Launched
Tiffen’s Filter expert Eren Ibrahim is at Camerimage Film Festival in Poland 12-19th November with the new VVF as well as other filters from the Tiffen range
Responding to the demands of cinematographers & lighting professionals worldwide, Tiffen has launched its new Variable Viewing Filter (VVF), incorporating Tiffen’s award-winning Variable ND filter, offering indexed 2-8 stops and with the unique ability to easily add any 49mm ring filter from their vast range. The VVF allows the user to add additional Neutral Density filters to increase the stop range, UV Filters and Polarizers, or even special FX and diffusion filters for pre-visualization of a scene without the need to reposition the camera.
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Margarita Mix Adds VR Sound Capabilities; Eagles of Death Metal VR Concert Film in House
Margarita Mix Adds VR Sound Capabilities; Eagles of Death Metal VR Concert Film in House
Margarita Mix Adds Immersive Audio Services for Virtual Reality
Margarita Mix, a FotoKem company specializing in audio and video post services, has expanded into the virtual reality (VR) arena with the addition of 360-degree sound rooms at their facilities in Santa Monica and Hollywood. Whether it’s creating sound design, mix and final printmasters for VR video, or remixing current spots for a full-surround environment, Margarita Mix now offers producers and content owners high-quality sound solutions for the professional VR market. The new capabilities augment the full array of premium audio services for studios, networks and production companies offered at Margarita Mix.
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Christie Mirage 4KLH lights up the screen in 4K, 3D, 120 fps for Asian premiere of Ang Lee’s "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk" in Taiwan
Christie Mirage 4KLH lights up the screen in 4K, 3D, 120 fps for Asian premiere of Ang Lee’s "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk" in Taiwan
The star-studded event was attended by regional celebrities and prominent figures in Taiwan’s entertainment and media industry.
Christie®, a leader in creating and sharing the world’s best visual and audio experiences, delivered a stunning presentation of Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee’s highly-anticipated film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk using a customized dual-head Christie Mirage 4KLH RGB laser projection system during its Taipei premiere on November 2.
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Nice Shoes Expands Internationally With New Toronto Studio
Nice Shoes Expands Internationally With New Toronto StudioCelebrating twenty years as a leader in post production, Nice Shoes is proud to announce the launch of a full service studio in Toronto opening today with the talents of creative directors Gary Thomas and Matt Greenwood, design director Stefan Woronko, senior colorist Roslyn Di Sisto, and executive producer Kristen Van Fleet. The team, joined by their colleagues from New York, will celebrate the studio’s expansion into Canada following the ADCC Awards on November 17th, with an afterparty held at the Bata Shoe Museum.
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AMIA Conference Looks at State of Media Preservation
AMIA Conference Looks at State of Media Preservation
The conference features four curated streams of programming with two days of pre-conference workshops and tours, along with exhibitions, screenings and hands-on instruction.
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) will bring new breadth and depth to the discussion about the complexities of moving image preservation and access by focusing on the need for diversity in every aspect of the field. Not only through panels, but in a special day devoted to the diverse collections in Pittsburgh that is open to the public, AMIA leads the way in making film preservation tangible and relevant. From Nov. 8-12 at the Omni William Penn Hotel, over 600 professionals and supporters will gather to set new standards of involvement and collaboration through the most recent developments in archival technology, sustainable ways of preserving film, and the simple tools being used to save some of the most at-risk moving images around the world.
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Young Entertainment Professionals Inaugural Class Makes the Connection at 2016 SMPTE Annual Conference
Young Entertainment Professionals Inaugural Class Makes the Connection at 2016 SMPTE Annual Conference
A full day of mentorship and community for tomorrow’s industry leaders from HPA and SMPTE
The inaugural class of the Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) Program launched last week during the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood. Sponsored by the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) and SMPTE, YEP was created to encourage worthy individuals to follow a career in the media content industry and support them with connection and community. The first YEP group included applicants from a variety of disciplines and locales.
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NEP Captures Desert Trip Music Festival with FUJINON 4K Lenses
NEP Captures Desert Trip Music Festival with FUJINON 4K Lenses
FUJIFILM 4K lenses document the Concert of the Century
Musical events like Desert Trip –- back-to-back weekend concerts held October 7, 8, 9 and 14, 15, 16 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, featuring classic rock music royalty -- don’t happen every day. Promoted as “the concert of the century,” it generated ticket orders from every continent except Antarctica, with attendees travelling far and wide for a chance to see many of their favorite musicians play live together.
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Winners of the Second Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Announced
Winners of the Second Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Announced
Film Festival Held During SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Featured 24 Official Selections From Around the World
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®), the organization serving the professional media creation and finishing community, have announced the winners of the second annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival.
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Multi-Award Winning Film and Sound Production Company Hummingbird Productions Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary
Multi-Award Winning Film and Sound Production Company Hummingbird Productions Celebrates Its 40th AnniversaryHummingbird Productions, a renowned, multi-award winning film and sound production company which has built its reputation as one of America's leading producers of commercials, sound design and original music, has achieved a truly rare accomplishment – it’s 40th Anniversary milestone this month. The company’s celebratory party was held at the company’s headquarters in Nashville on October 20, 2016.
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Join GCI's November/December Level 1 and Level 2 Sessions With Special Guest Teachers Dean Cundey, ASC and Robert Legato, ASC
Join GCI's November/December Level 1 and Level 2 Sessions With Special Guest Teachers Dean Cundey, ASC and Robert Legato, ASC
Learn from ASC Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Dean Cundey, ASC Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Halloween, Apollo 13, and Two-Time Oscar Winner for Visual Effects Robert Legato, ASC The Jungle Book, Hugo, Titanic, Apollo 13.
The Global Cinematography Institute™ is not a passive, traditional 'sit and watch' seminar type class! In the November/December Level 1 and Level 2 Sessions, you can learn from ASC Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Dean Cundey, ASC Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Halloween, Apollo 13, and more -- along with Two-Time Oscar Winner for Visual Effects, Robert Legato, ASC The Jungle Book, Hugo, Titanic, Apollo 13, among others.
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STORY Signs Real People/Documentary Director Ky Dickens
STORY Signs Real People/Documentary Director Ky Dickens
Amy McIntyre also joins company as producer/sales rep.
Director Ky Dickens has joined STORY for exclusive national representation in commercials. Dickens is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has also enjoyed great success in commercials and branded content centering on real people and docu-style storytelling. Her work has earned praise for its integrity, authenticity and emotional power. Recent credits include work for McDonald’s, Tylenol, Huggies, Kohler and the Illinois Lottery. She is currently working on a project for Hallmark.
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South Coast Film & Video Shoots Houston METRO Transit Authority Commercial Spots with Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder
South Coast Film & Video Shoots Houston METRO Transit Authority Commercial Spots with Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder
DP Everett Gorel said he opted for the Panasonic VariCam LT because it stood out in terms of its broad dynamic range and extreme low-light capabilities.
Full-service production company South Coast Film & Video (Houston, TX) recently purchased a Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder that has been used to shoot a new commercial campaign for METRO, the Houston transportation agency serving the nation’s 4thlargest city.
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Keynotes Announced for SMPTE 2016
Keynotes Announced for SMPTE 2016
Douglas Trumbull and Robert Seidel to Captivate With Past, Present, and Future of Broadcast and Cinema; Daniel Teruggi to Discuss the Preservation of the World's Audiovisual Cultural Heritage
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that filmmaker, innovator and entrepreneur Douglas Trumbull, this year's recipient of the SMPTE Progress Medal, will join SMPTE President Robert Seidel, vice president of engineering and advanced technology at CBS, in presenting the opening keynote at the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) on Oct. 25 in Hollywood, California. Composer and researcher Daniel Teruggi, director of the Research and Experimentation Department at the National Audiovisual Institute in Paris and recipient of this year's SMPTE Archival Technology Medal Award, will present the SMPTE 2016 Symposium keynote on the preceding day, Oct. 24.
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DECON signs Mundo Sisters
DECON signs Mundo Sisters(New York, New York--October 4, 2016) Creative production company DECON has signed sibling directing duo the Mundo Sisters for U.S. commercial representation. Rena Mundo Croshere and Nadine Mundo’s cinematic storytelling captures raw, arresting visuals and emotionally charged, authentic narratives. Their award-winning film work has screened at festivals worldwide, and they have also directed lyrical, compelling campaigns for clients such as ESPN and Rachel Roy. They were recently selected to speak on the SXSW Sports Directors panel.
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Archion EditStor Keeps Away "The Heat" From Langley Productions' "COPS"
Archion EditStor Keeps Away "The Heat" From Langley Productions' "COPS"
Langley has over 20 Avid editors connected with 10GigE to EditStor for their shows ‘COPS’ and ‘Jail’
Archion Technologies, a world leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that its EditStor has been successfully performing as the post production storage for the hit Langley Productions reality TV series “Cops,” as well as other Langley TV series, including “Jail.”
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Polaroid Introduces Handheld LED Light Wand for Photographers and Videographers
New travel light wand features all the high-powered LED capabilities of its LED sibling, the Polaroid brightsaber pro, in an even more compact and lightweight form factor
Available today, the new Polaroid brightsaber travel light wand for photographers and videographers features 98 high-powered LEDs with an output of 1500 lumens and color range from 3200k to 5500k to capture the perfect shot on-the-go or in the studio. Weighing under two pounds, the new brightsaber offers 10 power settings and four color filters to give photographers and videographers maximum control and creativity when lighting their handheld shoots. The detachable wand handle allows users to break the wand down into an ultra-compact size for easy transport.
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Hollywood Professional Association Unveils HPA Awards Nominees
Hollywood Professional Association Unveils HPA Awards Nominees
Creative nominations announced for editing, sound, visual effects and color grading
The Hollywood Professional Association® (HPA) today announced the nominees for its 2016 HPA Awards. Considered the standard-bearer for excellence and innovation in an industry embracing an expanding array of groundbreaking technologies and creativity, the HPA Awards honor creative achievement and artistic excellence.
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PlayBox Technology Celebrates 17,000th Channel Delivery
PlayBox Technology Celebrates 17,000th Channel Delivery
PlayBox has added 1,000 upgraded channels a year since IBC 2014
PlayBox Technology reports the most successful IBC show in the company's history. With deliveries of television playout and branding channels now exceeding 17,000, PlayBox Technology retains its position as the world's leading provider of file-based 'channel-in-a-box' playout systems.
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Milk Vfx Brings Home Emmy For Sherlock And Marks Studio's Third Major Award Of 2016
Milk Vfx Brings Home Emmy For Sherlock And Marks Studio's Third Major Award Of 2016
2016 awards season delivers Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy recognition for the three-year-old studio
Academy and BAFTA Award winning independent VFX studio Milk has won an Emmy Award for Hartswood Films/BBC’s ‘Sherlock’ at the 68thCreative Arts Emmy® Awards ceremonyheld at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday evening.
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Blackmagic Design Announces the Acquisition of Industry Legends Ultimatte and Fairlight
Blackmagic Design Announces the Acquisition of Industry Legends Ultimatte and Fairlight
Blackmagic Design acquires the world’s number one realtime blue and green screen compositing solution, as well as pioneers of cutting edge professional digital audio technology
Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of Ultimatte, the worldwide leader in blue and green screen removal technology for the broadcast television, commercial and feature film industries, as well as Fairlight, which creates professional digital audio products for live broadcast event production, film and television post production, as well as immersive 3D audio mixing and finishing.
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Boris FX Announces Support for The Foundry’s NUKE at IBC 2016
Boris FX Announces Support for The Foundry’s NUKE at IBC 2016Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces Boris Continuum Complete 10 for NUKE. Following successful releases in 2016 for Avid, Adobe, Apple, and OFX hosts (Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve and Sony Vegas Pro), BCC 10 for OFX brings the industry’s most complete plug-in collection for visual effects, title design, digital beauty work, and image restoration to NUKE from The Foundry.
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VES Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr Keynote Speaker at 2016 VES Summit
VES Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr Keynote Speaker at 2016 VES Summit
Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced Peter Loehr, acclaimed producer and CEO of Legendry Pictures’ China joint venture, Legendary East, as Keynote Speaker at its 8th annual Summit, “What is Real?” The interactive forum on Saturday, October 29th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to explore the dynamic evolution of visual imagery and the VFX industry landscape in a TED Talks-like atmosphere.
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Timecode Systems Launches Integrated Workflow Solution for ARRI Alexa Cameras
Timecode Systems Limited today announced its :pulse mini base station product can now be used to enable wireless remote control, metadata editing, and other enhanced workflow functionality for ARRI Alexa cameras, via the MovieSlate® 8.5 iOS app. By allowing a seamless exchange of data between the three products, this integration gives film crews complete control over metadata management and camera controls remotely, from a screen on their iPad or iPhone.
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Adobe Unveils Sweeping Feature and Performance Updates to Adobe Creative Cloud Applications at IBC 2016
Virtual Reality, Character Animation, Advanced Collaboration, and 3D Innovations across After Effects, Premiere Pro, and more
Adobe today revealed a series of innovations coming soon in Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Marketing Cloud in advance of IBC in Amsterdam. Keeping pace with high velocity content demands across both new and traditional platforms, Adobe will showcase advancements in VR, 3D, motion graphics and character animation supported by tools to deliver, measure and monetize TV and film content across multiple screens. At IBC, Adobe will demonstrate these advancements at Stand 7.G27 in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Center and at over 107 partner booths from September 9-13.
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Worst. Heroes. Ever. – Animatrik pits DC’s gang of mishaps against an otherworldly force
Worst. Heroes. Ever. – Animatrik pits DC’s gang of mishaps against an otherworldly forceFew film genres are delivering stories as big and bold as those of comic book films, and few are as audacious as Suicide Squad – the latest in instalment in Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ DC Universe.
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Syndrome Refocuses Company's Core Services - Now Specializing in Artistic and Collaborative Motion Graphics and Design Across All Media
Syndrome Refocuses Company's Core Services - Now Specializing in Artistic and Collaborative Motion Graphics and Design Across All MediaSyndrome Studio, a multi-award winning creative studio specializing in motion graphic design and animation for major entertainment, advertising and brand clients, has re-strategized the company’s core services, and will now focus on providing highly artistic and collaborative motion graphics and design to clients working across all media.
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Archion's EditStor Shared Storage Solution Embraced by Stun Creative
Archion's EditStor Shared Storage Solution Embraced by Stun Creative, A Leading Ad/Marketing Agency for Major TV Networks, Hit TV Shows and Brands
Archion Technologies, a world leader in high performance shared media storage, has announced that its EditStor Shared Media Storage Solution has been embraced by Stun Creative, a leading ad/marketing agency specializing in promotional content for major television networks, top TV programs, and brands. The announcement was made by Reuben Lima, CEO/Founder, Archion.
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The Arc/k Project Seeks to Preserve the Past while Fueling Hollywood Magic
The Arc/k Project Seeks to Preserve the Past while Fueling Hollywood Magic
New non-profit uses cutting-edge photogrammetry to create 3D replicas of endangered landmarks…while developing a model for the stewards of cultural heritage to monetize their digital assets by making them available to film and TV productions.
The Arc/k Project, a new nonprofit focused on digital preservation, has developed a unique plan for creating 3-dimensional records of the world’s most endangered cultural assets while providing Hollywood filmmakers with a new and better way to incorporate exotic locations and artifacts into their productions.
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2016 KODAK Student Scholarship Program awards $38,500 in tuition & film grants
Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: KODK) announced the winners of its 25thannual KODAK Student Scholarship Program, Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the 70thannual University Film & Video Association (UFVA)Conference, held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This international competition is part of Kodak’s long-held commitment to encourage and foster the next generation of filmmakers and honors students who demonstrate exemplary skills and creativity in the art of motion pictures.
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View Conference 2016 Announcing A Rich Slate Of Industry Speakers, Keynotes And Award Competitions
VIEW Conference 2016, Italy’s largest computer graphics and digital media conference will swing into action October 24, showcasing the largest and most diverse cross-section of industry professionals in animation, visual effects, virtual reality and digital design in the conference’s 17-year history. The renowned Turin, Italy confab spans five days of talks, workshops, panel discussions, interactive sessions and awards presented to an expected audience of 6,000 students and professionals. This year, VIEW is headlined by three exciting Keynotes:
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Testronic Opens Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Test Center in U.S.
Testronic Opens Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Test Center in U.S.Testronic, the leader in quality assurance (QA), localization services and compliance, has unveiled a dedicated virtual reality (VR) test center in its U.S. headquarters in Burbank, California. The VR test center opened in the company’s 1st Street office this week, making it the second VR testing location launched by Testronic this year with a successful operation already up and running in Warsaw, Poland. The VR centers further bolster the full-service QA testing services that Testronic has offered to studios, content holders, and game developers for nearly 20 years.
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DP Jason Newfield Shoots Sizzle Reels for Upcoming TV Season
DP Jason Newfield Shoots Sizzle Reels for Upcoming TV SeasonBlackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4K digital film camera was used by DP Jason Newfield to shoot several sizzle reels for the upcoming television season. Newfield, who DPs for History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel and more, chose the URSA Mini 4K for its cinematic look, versatility and ergonomics during the shoots.
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SMPTE Celebrates Both Its Founders
Following Founders' Day on July 24 and the Anniversary of Incorporation on Aug. 10, Celebrations Will Culminate in Centennial Gala at Society's Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), is celebrating its Centennial with celebrations worldwide. The festivities, which include cakes ornamented with the SMPTE logo and messages of well wishes, actually began in 2015 during the biennial SMPTE technical conference in Sydney and continues with global celebrations held by SMPTE Sections and partner organizations. Part of the celebrations include honoring SMPTE's Founders' Day and the 100th anniversary of its incorporation — July 24 and Aug. 10, respectively.
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Miller Camera Support Equipment Gets On The Ground Floor Of New Documentary "Wonders Of Marsupials"
Miller Camera Support Equipment Gets On The Ground Floor Of New Documentary "Wonders Of Marsupials"
Natural History Filmmakers Call on DS20 Fluid Head and MINI Tripod During Production
Filming wild animals requires not only a unique level of talent, but also the proper equipment to support the production. That’s why Daniel Hunter and Edward Saltau of The Natural History Unit production company turned to Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, to help capture footage for the documentary “Wonders of Marsupials.” Using the Miller DS20 Fluid Head in conjunction with the MINI Tripod, the filmmakers were able shoot in a way that will bring viewers eye-to-eye with some of Australia’s most famous indigenous animals.
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Silver CLIO Sports Award Goes to NHL "Name" Spot Edited by Steve Bell of Cutters
Last night at the official ceremony for the third annual CLIO Sports Awards, the National Hockey League and agency Baby Bear's Porridge Productions were honored with the Silver award in the Commercials category for the 2015 Stanley Cup Final national spot entitled "Name" (https://youtu.be/E8uggvSFsl0).
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AMIA and Alamo Drafthouse Team Up for Film Projection Workshop
AMIA and Alamo Drafthouse Team Up for Film Projection Workshop
Three-day Event Provides Film Projection Training and Insight from Industry Experts in Partnership with The Film Foundation
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) and Alamo Drafthouse, in partnership with The Film Foundation, will host a three-day film projection workshop offering expert-led training for managers, curators and projectionists in the proper presenting of 35mm film in theaters. The hands-on, educational event will be held August 22-24 in Austin, Texas, at the Alamo South Lamar location. Additional partners supporting the symposium include Kodak and Boston Light & Sound.
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Killer Tracks Adds Nashville's Ian Bern to Its "Artist Series"
Killer Tracks Adds Nashville's Ian Bern to Its "Artist Series"
Announces Spotify promotion tied to singer/songwriter’s debut EP.
Singer/songwriter Ian Bern is the latest addition to Killer Tracks’ groundbreaking Artist Series. The Nashville-based artist has drawn strong reviews for his debut single Enough/It’s Not Youon B3SCI Records. Killer Tracks is announcing this new deal with a special promotion on Spotify that includes a chance to win a signed 7” vinyl.
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Boris FX/Imagineer Systems: BCC 10 for Apple Now Shipping
Boris FX/Imagineer Systems: BCC 10 for Apple Now Shipping
New BCC 10 for Final Cut Pro offers hundreds of professional FxPlug tools and creative effects in one complete package.
Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Apple. Following recent releases for Avid, Adobe and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, BCC 10 now delivers major new tools for visual effects, title design, digital beauty work, and image restoration to the Final Cut Pro timeline.
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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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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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AICP (American Independent Commercial Producers) Announces Annual Award Winners
The AICP Next Awards Premiere At The Tishman Auditorium At The New School
The AICP Next Awards debuted tonight at The Tishman Auditorium At The New School. The AICP Next Awards is one of the tent pole events of AICP Week – which also includes the premiere of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial, and the AICP Week Base Camp, which features educational seminars and panels. Jeff Kling, Chief Creative Officer of Fallon Worldwide, served as this year’s AICP Next Awards Judging Chair, as well as the Master of Ceremonies at the Next Awards.
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AFI Honors John Williams with 44TH AFI Life Achievement Award
AFI Honors John Williams with 44TH AFI Life Achievement Award
Presenters Included J.J. Abrams, Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg
Composer John Williams was honored with the American Film Institute's (AFI) 44th Life Achievement Award on Thursday, June 9, in an evening filled with music and memories from his treasured collaborators, including J.J. Abrams, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. This marked the first time in history that America's highest honor for a career in film was bestowed upon a composer. The televised special, AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN WILLIAMS, will air on TNT 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 Williams.
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AICP Awards Winners Announced
AICP Awards Winners AnnouncedThe AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial premiered tonight at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, closing out AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image, which also included the debut of the AICP Next Awards at The Tishman Auditorium at the New School, and the AICP Week Base Camp.
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Leftchannel Creative Director Alberto Scirocco To Speak at Motion 2016 in Santa Fe This Weekend
Leftchannel Creative Director Alberto Scirocco To Speak at Motion 2016 in Santa Fe This WeekendLeftchannel Founder and Creative Director Alberto Scirocco will be speaking this weekend as part of the Motion 2016 Conference in Sante Fe, New Mexico. www.motionconference.com
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Boris FX / Imagineer Ship mocha Pro 5 with New Plug-in Options for Avid Media Composer and Adobe Creative Cloud
Boris FX / Imagineer Ship mocha Pro 5 with New Plug-in Options for Avid Media Composer and Adobe Creative Cloud
New release of mocha Pro planar tracking and masking software delivers GPU acceleration and streamlined workflows for editing, visual effects, and post-production.
Imagineer Systems launches mocha Pro 5, a major new product release of the Academy-Award winning planar tracking, masking, object removal, and image stabilization software.
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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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Brainstorm Presents "From Leonard to Ricardo" Virtual Presentation with Bluefish444 at Broadcast Asia
Brainstorm Multimedia, leading manufacturer of real-time 3D graphics and virtual studio solutions, will feature a virtual studio theatre at the upcoming Broadcast Asia 2016, booth 5F6-03, to showcase a revolutionary virtual presentation called "From Leonardo to Ricardo", which is an amazing visual history of virtual technology from its origins in the 15th century to the present day.
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Supervising Sound Editor George H. Anderson Joins Sony Pictures Post Production Services
Supervising Sound Editor George H. Anderson Joins Sony Pictures Post Production ServicesVeteran Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer George H. Anderson has joined Sony Pictures Post Production Services. Anderson brings a deep and varied resume in sound with more than 75 credits in film and television. He has completed several recent projects at Sony Pictures, including Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Pee-wee’s Big Holiday and Trainwreck .
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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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World'S First Live-Action Uncompressed 4K 120Hz
World'S First Live-Action Uncompressed 4K 120Hz
7thSense Design Infinity Media Server Serves World's First Live-Action Uncompressed 4K 120Hz Per Eye 3D Test and Dailies Screenings for Ang Lee
As three-time Academy Award-winner Ang Lee shot his upcoming film "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk", the director relied on the Delta Infinity Media Server from media serving experts, 7thSense Design, throughout the production for test and dailies screenings. “4K, 3D, 120 FPS capture gives extraordinary clarity to a film,” said Ang Lee. “It allows us to explore new ground in cinema and engage the audience on a more emotional level.”
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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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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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Wise Buddah Studios gets SNS EVO storage
Wise Buddah Studios gets SNS EVO storageAudio post-production facility Wise Buddah Studios has upgraded its storage requirements to an EVO Shared Storage Server from Studio Network Solutions. The EVO is part of a plan of upgrades that has been in motion for the last few years with Scrub, the post-focused subsidiary of HHB Communications Ltd.
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Park Pictures Director Vincent Haycock and Florence Welch Premiere The Odyssey
Park Pictures Director Vincent Haycock and Florence Welch Premiere The Odyssey
Short 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 Medal
Previous 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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Blackmagic Design Announces Desktop Video 10.6.4 Update with HDR
Blackmagic Design Announces Desktop Video 10.6.4 Update with HDR
New 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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ABS-CBN’s iPost Deploys Large Facilis Technology SSD Hybrid Shared Storage System
ABS-CBN’s iPost Deploys Large Facilis Technology SSD Hybrid Shared Storage System
Philippines-based integrated post production facility puts 288TB shared storage system at heart of new media asset management architecture supporting national commercial broadcast television & radio network
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced a large-scale order for its TerraBlock shared storage system. Philippines-based ABS-CBN Corporation iPost (Integrated Post Production) has purchased four TerraBlock Hybrid24 systems, which have already been delivered and installed at the customer’s Quezon City-based post production facility.
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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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Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Announce 2016 Screening Series
Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Announce 2016 Screening Series
Award-Winning Production Designers Are Focus of Film Series at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres Sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and the American Cinematheque are co-hosting the annual 2016 Screening Series “Production Design: Looking at Nothing, Seeing Everything” highlighting the work of renowned Production Designers and their creative collaborations. The monthly series will run from April through July, and the screenings will alternate between the American Cinematheque’s Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood) and the Max Palevsky Theatre at the Aero (1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica) with all screenings starting at 5:30 pm. The screening series is sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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Registration Now Open for SIGGRAPH 2016 in Anaheim, CA
Registration Now Open for SIGGRAPH 2016 in Anaheim, CA
And “Spirit of SIGGRAPH” Design Contest Launched
Registration is now open for SIGGRAPH 2016, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques. With the tagline “Render the Possibilities,” SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at theAnaheim Convention Center, 24-28 July 2016.
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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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Polaroid Releases Two New Camera Stabilizers for Sharp Video Capturing
Polaroid Releases Two New Camera Stabilizers for Sharp Video Capturing
The Polaroid handheld 3-axis electronic gimbal stabilizer brings motorized stabilization to action cameras, while the Polaroid power handgrip/stabilizer simultaneously charges and steadies
Polaroid has announced the release of two new camera stabilizers for sharp, stable video capturing, designed for shooting the action. The Polaroid handheld 3-axis electronic gimbal stabilizer is the perfect solution for action cameras, complete with three independent motors for automatic camera stabilization. The Polaroid power handgrip/stabilizer can be used with a wide range of digital and action cameras, and simultaneously charges the camera and keeps it steady when shooting on the move. Both models are available now from Amazon.
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Pixel Underground Applies Creative Touch to AHC Documentary "Justice for MLK"
Pixel Underground Applies Creative Touch to AHC Documentary "Justice for MLK"
Facility’s graphics teams produces intricately animated graphics to help illustrate the story of the King assassination as part of a complete package of post services.
Final post production for Justice for MLK: The Hunt for James Earl Ray, a two-hour documentary that premiered recently on the American Heroes Channel, was completed at Pixel Underground, a SIM Group company. The facility handled online, final color grading and deliverables. It also provided graphics services, creating the main title as well as dozens of artfully animated elements that appear throughout the show.
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Batman v Superman: Curating a Product Placement Turkish Airlines
​Marsha R. Levine, a pioneer and leader in product placement in Hollywood, has successfully scored another aircraft placement with Turkish Airlines featured in Warner Bros. upcoming release of Batman v Superman.
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Oldest production service company in Cuba now being repped in the USA
Oldest production service company in Cuba now being repped in the USA
Top Cuban production service company now available for American shoots for advertising, broadcast, web and feature film content.
With the doors to Cuba now flung wide open, American film producers, ad agencies and other content creators are rushing to explore this untapped Caribbean nation that for so long has been so close and yet so far. And to make their entry to Cuba more efficient and seamless, the country’s top production service company, Shoot Cuba, now has an outpost in the US. Headed by veteran Executive Producer Ed Rivero, Shoot Cuba (www.shootcuba.com) is open for business, just in time for President Obama’s historic visit to the country later this month.
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Polaroid Dive Rated Waterproof Underwater Housing Case Enables Crystal-Clear Picture-Taking Up to 130 Feet Underwater
Polaroid Dive Rated Waterproof Underwater Housing Case Enables Crystal-Clear Picture-Taking Up to 130 Feet Underwater
Polaroid underwater camera cases feature a high impact, polycarbonate case to protect cameras from Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony from the elements and in depths of water up to 130 feet for extreme adventure photography
The Polaroid dive rated waterproof underwater housing case is designed to bring digital cameras from Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony from land to sea. The perfect solution for adventurous photo enthusiasts, the Polaroid underwater camera case is made of high impact polycarbonate and can withstand water submersion up to 130 feet. It also offers protection from rain, snow or dusty and muddy environments for extraordinary images on any terrain and in any conditions.
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ANTON/BAUER’S NEW CINE BATTERY SERIES TO MAKE NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT AT NAB 2016
The New CINE Series was used in one of the first 8K projects in the world
Anton/Bauer, a Vitec Group brand and maker of best of breed batteries and mobile power solutions for the broadcast, film and video industries, is proud to announce the North American debut of the new CINE battery series at NAB 2016. The new CINE series continues the brand’s history of producing the industry’s most powerful and durable batteries.
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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 War
Burbank-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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MUAHS President Sue Cabral-Ebert To Be Honored At The Makeup Show Gala
MUAHS President Sue Cabral-Ebert To Be Honored At The Makeup Show Gala
The Makeup Show Gala Celebrates The Femme Fatale on March 18th at Millennium Biltmore Hotel

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Virtual Reality Gets Real At The Editors' Lounge
Virtual Reality Gets Real At The Editors' LoungeThe Editors’ Lounge recently hosted their monthly educational event at AlphaDogs Post Production in Burbank, CA where attendees got to learn the nuts and bolts of what it takes to deliver a successful Virtual Reality project. The evening consisted of 4 leading companies in the VR industry with discussions and demonstrations being given in a hands-on informal style setting.
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Pioneer Marsha R. Levine Blends Visionary Insight and Business Acumen to Land Successful Brand Product Placements in Hollywood
Pioneer Marsha R. Levine Blends Visionary Insight and Business Acumen to Land Successful Brand Product Placements in Hollywood
Marsha R. Levine, through her company A List Entertainment, Inc. has scored successful product placements in major Hollywood films for leading brands like Turkish Airlines, Duracell, Dr Pepper/7UP and more.
​​​​Matching the perfect brand with the right movie or television show takes more than just talent. It blends an art of visionary insight to make the perfect match and the business acumen to navigate the partnership between the brand and studio. Marsha R. Levine has not only specialized in brand product placement for more than 20 years but she’s a leading pioneer in the field. She is the CEO of A List Entertainment, Inc., a brand product placement agency that she founded in 1990. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdlBny3K-Wg
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Nice Shoes Competes With Five Projects at SXSW
Nice Shoes Competes With Five Projects at SXSWNYC-based post house Nice Shoes collaborated with a talented array of filmmakers and creatives on five pieces in competition at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival. Projects include feature films The Incomparable Rose Hartman, The Dwarvenaut, and collective:unconscious, short film These C*cksucking Tears, and the title sequence for the 2016 Nitehawk Shorts Festival.
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Audiofile Releases MYRIAD
Audiofile Releases MYRIAD
Next-generation batch processing for modern professional audio
Audiofile, a leading music technology company and maker of the popular Sample Manager App for OS X, today releases Myriad, a next generation batch processor. Developed with feedback from professional users, Myriad includes modern features, a new workflow for a better user experience, and improved performance for today's demanding audio processing needs.
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Official Hollywood Walk of Fame App Gives Visitors an Interactive Celebrity Experience
Official Hollywood Walk of Fame App Gives Visitors an Interactive Celebrity Experience
Developed in Partnership with Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, MediaMine Brings Experiential Technology to Destination Travel
For a totally immersive Hollywood experience, the Official Hollywood Walk of Fame App from MediaMine, in partnership with the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, is now available for free for the iPhone. The app takes users on a tour down Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in a whole new way by customizing their journey. It functions like a personal Digital Docent™, turning the iconic sidewalks into a fun, interactive showbiz experience replete with Hollywood’s history.
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Legendary World War Ii Photojournalist and Award-Winning Hollywood Photographer Phil Stern Donates 95 of His Iconic Prints to The Veterans Home Of California -- West Los Angeles in Celebration Of His 95th Birthday
Renowned Photographer and World War II Veteran to Unveil Collection on September 6, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Award-winning photojournalist Phil Stern has donated 95 of his Hollywood photographs and World War II photography to the Veterans Home of California – West Los Angeles in celebration of his 95th birthday. This remarkable and historic collection of some of the most famous images ever taken of Hollywood royalty including James Dean, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, Marlon Brando, Audrey Hepburn and countless Jazz greats such as Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Art Tatum and Ella Fitzgerald. He was also the official photographer for John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Ball. Several of those remarkable photos will also be on view.
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“The Reel Thing” Film Restoration and Preservation Symposium, Slated for August 21 – 23 in Hollywood
“The Reel Thing” Film Restoration and Preservation Symposium, Slated for August 21 – 23 in Hollywood
Technical Conference to Include Premiere Screenings of Newly Restored Films, Including "The Day the Earth Stood Stil"l and "A Fistful of Dollars."
The Reel Thing, the 33rd technical symposium on film restoration and preservation will be held August 21 - 23 at the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood.
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