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Gavin Struthers ASC Chooses Leader LV5333 3G/HD/SD-SDI Waveform and Picture Monitors
Gavin Struthers ASC Chooses Leader LV5333 3G/HD/SD-SDI Waveform and Picture MonitorsLeader monitors offer very accurate control of relative exposure and overall luminance levels, ensuring that the resultant content conforms fully to broadcast standard signal parameters.
​Gavin Struthers ASC, one of Britain's leading cinematographers, has invested in two Leader LV5333 multi-SDI waveform and picture monitors. The purchases were made from Thameside TV, based at Shepperton near London's Heathrow airport. Originally chosen for use on the US television drama series Black Sails, the instruments now form a permanent part of his production system working alongside Arri Alexa, Sony F-55 and Red cameras.
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Band Pro Delivers First Hollywood Delivery of IB/E Raptor Lenses to Imagecraft
Band Pro Delivers First Hollywood Delivery of IB/E Raptor Lenses to ImagecraftRaptor lenses have landed in Hollywood, with the first set being presented to Imagecraft Productions today at Band Pro’s annual One World Open House event. These new macro prime lenses from German manufacturer IB/E Optics have started delivering worldwide, and are now available for rent in Hollywood for the first time. The Raptor macro lens family consists of 3 focal lengths: 100mm, 150mm, and 180mm initially. Raptors provide full sensor coverage for the Red 8K Weapon.
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Jellyfish Pictures Taps Shotgun for VFX, Animation & Motion Graphics Workflows
Jellyfish Pictures Taps Shotgun for VFX, Animation & Motion Graphics WorkflowsJellyfish Pictures provides a full range of visual effects, animation and motion graphics services, and has earned BAFTA, Emmy and VES Award recognition for its work. Founded in 2001, the company currently operates out of three locations in London. The Noho studio handles live action film, TV and advertising projects like “Star Wars Rogue One,” “Black Mirror” or “Outlander,” and the Brixton outfit and recently opened Oval office specialize in animation, largely for children’s TV including BBC’s “Bitz n’ Bob” and “Floogals,” now available in the US. Shotgun has been part of Jellyfish’s workflow for a while, but they’ve recently integrated it more deeply using Shotgun’s Pipeline Toolkit to automate repetitive tasks, free artists’ time to create and enable more iterations.
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Wazee Digital Named to CIOReview's 20 Most Promising Enterprise Companies 2016
Wazee Digital Named to CIOReview's 20 Most Promising Enterprise Companies 2016Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, has been recognized as one of the 20 Most Promising Content Management Solution Providers 2016 by CIOReview magazine. The annual listing recognizes companies that are at the forefront of providing enterprise content management solutions and impacting the marketplace.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) to Honor Sound Designer Harry Cohen with Career Achievement Award
Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) to Honor Sound Designer Harry Cohen with Career Achievement Award2017 MPSE Golden Reel Awards Slated for February 19th
The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) announced that Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Designer Harry Cohen, MPSE, will be honored with its 2017 MPSE Career Achievement Award. An 18-time MPSE Golden Reel Award nominee, Cohen has contributed to over 150 movies and television shows. He has frequently collaborated with Quentin Tarantino, including The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds and Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & 2. He has also worked alongside directors Oliver Stone, Ridley Scott, Rob Marshall, Edward Zwick, Roland Emmerich and Paul Verhoeven, among others. His most recent project was Deepwater Horizon for director Peter Berg.
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News: AFI AWARDS 2016 Official Selections
News: AFI AWARDS 2016 Official SelectionsEach year, the American Film Institute (AFI) recognizes the year’s most culturally and artistically significant films and television programs with AFI AWARDS. This almanac documents works of excellence and is the only national honor for the entertainment community’s creative teams as a whole, celebrating the collaborative nature of the art form.
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Christie celebrates 400th Christie Vive Audio cinema sound system installation
Christie celebrates 400th Christie Vive Audio cinema sound system installationChristie is demonstrating its technological leadership with a showcase of complete cinema solutions at CineAsia 2016
Christie®, a leader in creating and sharing the world’s best visual and audio experiences, celebrated its 400th Christie Vive Audio™ cinema sound system installation with Showtime Cinemas in Taiwan. Christie Vive Audio features efficient ribbon driver technology and a unique parabolic line array design in a single compact cabinet to deliver exceptionally even coverage throughout any auditorium. Christie is demonstrating its technological leadership with a showcase of complete cinema solutions at CineAsia 2016, taking place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, December 6-8.
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Anton/Bauer Announces Exclusive 48-hour End Of Year Sale
Anton/Bauer Announces Exclusive 48-hour End Of Year SaleSpecial Holiday Sale will run December 13th – 14th or while supplies last
Anton/Bauer, the world’s premiere provider of mobile power solutions for the film and broadcast industries and a Vitec Group brand, is pleased to announce an unprecedented pre-holiday sale on the Digital Series batteries. For just 48 hours, customers in North America will receive a 20% discount on Digital Series 150 and 190 Gold Mount® batteries and a 25% discount on a bundle of four Digital 150 or 190 batteries and one Performance Quad Charger – beginning December 13th and ending December 14th, or while supplies last.
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Soundly Cloud-based Sound Effects Service and Editing Application
Soundly Cloud-based Sound Effects Service and Editing ApplicationComprehensive cloud-based sound library and workflow tool puts thousands of sounds at any content creator's fingertips instantly
Soundly, a startup audio technology company, today released Soundly, a cloud-based sound effects library and workflow tool. Soundly represents a completely new approach to sound effects access and editing. A cloud-based sound library with access to thousands of premium sound effects and a powerful workflow tool, Soundly lets video and audio editors instantly search the cloud or local sound libraries, customize sounds, and place them to picture instantly, wherever they have an Internet connection. Traditional sound effect libraries can be expensive, hard to use, and not very portable. Content creators know that good sound can make or break a video or film, and Soundly was created to give affordable access to thousands of sounds along with access to a community of specialist sound designers.
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TMD partners with Quantum for seamless archives
Deep integration of archive asset management and storage
TMD, the leading provider of media management systems for digital and physical assets, announced today the full integration of TMD Mediaflex-UMS media service applications with Quantum’s Xcellis workflow storage for seamless archiving. The company has also joined the Quantum Advantage Programme, a platform for partners to test and qualify their technology with Quantum offerings.
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Location Managers Guild Intl. 2017 Awards
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Location Managers Guild Intl. 2017 AwardsAwards Gala to be held April 8, 2017
LOCATION MANAGERS GUILD INTERNATIONAL announces the 4th Annual Location Managers Guild Awards honoring the outstanding and creative international contributions of location professionals and film commissions in film, television and commercials will be held April 8th, 2017. Online submissions will be open December 7 - January 9, 2017 at www.locationmanagers.org. Awards will be presented in the following categories: Film Commission, Commercial, Contemporary Film, Period Film, Contemporary TV and Period TV at the gala. Honorary Awards will include the Humanitarian, Lifetime Achievement, Trailblazer and Eva Monley.
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Experience creative production - and Gentleman Scholar - as never before at GentlemanScholar.com
Experience creative production - and Gentleman Scholar - as never before at GentlemanScholar.comThe new site was designed and directed by Campbell and Johnson and produced by Gentleman Scholar's Tyler Locke, with backend development by East of Western.
Creative production company Gentleman Scholar has just launched a new website at http://gentlemanscholar.com, where co-founders and co-creative directors William Campbell and Will Johnson and their colleagues are proud to offer a deep dive into the company, its full archive and the unique approaches that have brought it all to life.
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Art Directors Club names Adv. and Motion jury chairs for ADC 96th Annual Awards
Art Directors Club names Adv. and Motion jury chairs for ADC 96th Annual AwardsTham Khai Meng was selected to chair the "Advertising" jury along with Karin Fong who will serve as "Motion" jury chair
The Art Directors Club, one of the world’s first non-profit organizations to champion commercial creativity and part of The One Club for Creativity, today announced the Advertising and Motion jury chairs for the ADC 96th Annual Awards (http://www.adcawards.org).
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ZDF Modernizes Multiple Broadcast Studios with EditShare
ZDF Modernizes Multiple Broadcast Studios with EditShareZDF Modernizes Multiple Broadcast Studios with EditShare High-performance XStream shared storage, Flow production asset management and Ark archiving solutions provide ZDF’s Bremen, Cairo, Istanbul, New York, Saarbrücken, Tel Aviv and Warsaw facilities state-of-the-art media management capabilities
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced today that German broadcaster ZDF has begun a large-scale update of its broadcast studio locations including Bremen, Cairo, Istanbul, New York, Saarbrücken, Tel Aviv and Warsaw to an EditShare end-to-end media management workflow featuring a tiered storage environment with integrated production asset management. Transitioning from a legacy tape-based set up, each ZDF studio location will be equipped with an EditShare XStream HT 32TB shared storage platform and Ark 24-slot LTO tape library. The integrated Flow production asset management solution will provide end-to-end media management with tools to automate complex and or repetitive workflows.
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Rodrick Glass, EVP Bus. Dev. & Brian Whitney, SVP Global Sales, at Allure, A Christie Company To Speak at CineAsia
Rodrick Glass, EVP Bus. Dev. & Brian Whitney, SVP Global Sales, at Allure, A Christie Company To Speak at CineAsiaRodrick Glass and Brian Whitney from Allure, A Christie Company (Allure) will join industry leaders across the Asian cinema exhibition and distribution community at CineAsia University, presented by Golden Link on December 6th 2016 at 2 PM at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. This series is produced in conjunction with the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC), CineAsia and the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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Ryan Murphy is Publicists' Television Showman of the Year
Ryan Murphy is Publicists' Television Showman of the YearAward to be Presented at International Cinematographers Guild’s Publicists Awards Luncheon on February 24
Ryan Murphy, one of television's busiest and most successful writers/directors/producers, will be named Television Showman of the Year at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards honoring excellence in publicity and promotion for motion pictures and television programs, to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, February 24.
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Wazee Digital Launches Wazee Digital Media Hub
Wazee Digital Launches Wazee Digital Media HubWeb Portal Is Central Location for Host Broadcasters to Capture Live Moments and Immediately Share Them for Global Highlights, Publishing, and Syndication
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced the launch of Wazee Digital Media Hub, the only centralized, web-based system that allows host broadcasters to capture live moments and make them immediately available for global highlights, publishing, and syndication as the event is happening. Digital Media Hub is a web portal that serves as a central access point through which users can acquire, enhance, and distribute media gleaned from live events.
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Spectacular Holiday Deals on EastWest Sample Libraries and Virtual Instruments
Spectacular Holiday Deals on EastWest Sample Libraries and Virtual InstrumentsGift Cards, 20% off ComposerCloud Annual Plans & deep discounts on individual products
EastWest, the industry leader in virtual instruments, is celebrating the season by offering a range of gift ideas and limited time discounts on the entire product range. For those looking for a great gift for their musician, composer friends, or for themselves, the EastWest gift cards are the ideal way to go: Let your friends and colleagues choose exactly what they desire from the EastWest product pallet. If the recipient redeems the gift card before January 2, 2017, they will be able to enjoy the seasonal sales going on at SoundsOnline.com for the entire month of December:
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Photographer Captures ‘Old Hollywood’ for Bridal Shoot with Zylight LED Fresnels
Photographer Captures ‘Old Hollywood’ for Bridal Shoot with Zylight LED FresnelsTo bring back the era of “Old Hollywood” for a recent Badgley Mischka bridal photo shoot, photographer Catherine Asanov set the mood in the historic Roxie Theatre in downtown Los Angeles with a cockatoo, a model, and a swing. To begin the day, Asanov and her crew rigged the swing above the area that once held rows of audience seats. Once the shot was complete, the swing was removed and other setups were staged throughout the venue.
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KOO-KI Uses Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio for Marui's Commercial
KOO-KI Uses Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio for Marui's CommercialBlackmagic Design today announced that Fukuoka-based production company KOO–KI produced a new set of commercials for Japanese department store giant Marui using Fusion Studio. KOO-KI consists of directors, CG directors, producers and CG/Motion graphic designers and offers planning, direction and production for TV commercials, campaigns, TV dramas, TV animation and apps. Their award winning work includes CG work for the "Universe of Nikon" museum, the opening movie for KONAMI's new baseball game and the planning and direction of the award winning drama "Mentai Piriri."
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Technicolor PostWorks Colors a Changing World for Nat Geo's "Years of Living Dangerously"
Technicolor PostWorks Colors a Changing World for Nat Geo's "Years of Living Dangerously"Colorist Anthony Raffaele crafts unique looks for documentary series on climate change.
Currently airing on the National Geographic Channel, the documentary series, Years of Living Dangerously recently returned to Technicolor PostWorks New York to finish the eight 1-hour episodes that comprise its second season. Created by former 60 Minutes producers Joel Bach and David Gelber, the show won a 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series and has earned wide praise for its thought-provoking stories on the human and environmental costs of climate change. It is also notable for its outstanding production value from the epic imagery captured by production teams operating around the globe to the detailed color treatments applied during post.
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15 Documentary Features Advance In 2016 Oscar® Race
15 Documentary Features Advance In 2016 Oscar® RaceThe Academy’s Documentary Branch determined the shortlist in a preliminary round of voting.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®. One hundred forty-five films were originally submitted in the category.
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The first Russian Channel Picks ATEME Contribution Technology to Support its International Content Exchange
The first Russian Channel Picks ATEME Contribution Technology to Support its International Content ExchangeATEME Kyrion offers a software upgradable HEVC encoding option to support UHD video streaming as well as legacy MPEG2 to H264 compressions.
ATEME today announced that JSC Channel One Russia, the premier company in the Russian Federation that broadcasts news, documentaries, feature film productions and entertainment programmes, has selected ATEME’s contribution technology to support its international TV content exchange. ATEME will be supplying its Kyrion encoder technology that has been designed for contribution over satellite and IP networks, with value added features such as ultra-fast-boot, ultra-low latency, and ABR output. Based on the ATEME fifth Generation STREAM compression engine, the Kyrion encoder provides the best baseband video quality at minimum bitrates. The ATEME Kyrion offers a software upgradable HEVC encoding option to support UHD video streaming as well as legacy MPEG2 to H264 compressions.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Guillermo del Toro with Filmmaker Award
Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Guillermo del Toro with Filmmaker Award2017 MPSE Golden Reel Awards Slated for February 19th
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today announces that it will honor Guillermo del Toro with its annual Filmmaker Award. The acclaimed director of such films as Hellboy (2004), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Pacific Rim (2013), Crimson Peak (2015) and the forthcoming The Shape of Water is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. He will receive the award at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony February 19th in Los Angeles.
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The Artery Enters Into Special Artistic Collaboration with Cannes Gold Lion Winning Video Artist Ronen Sharabani
The Artery Enters Into Special Artistic Collaboration with Cannes Gold Lion Winning Video Artist Ronen SharabaniRenowned Art + Technology company The Artery, which is actively expanding its award winning talent base by seeking the most talented digital artists in the world, has established a special artistic collaboration with acclaimed Video Artist Ronen Sharabani, a 2006 Cannes Gold Lion Prize winner. Vico Sharabani, The Artery’s Founder and Creative Director, as well as a brother of Ronen Sharabani, made the announcement.
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VFX Supervisors Jeff Wozniak and John T. Miller Join FuseFX's Growing Operation in New York
VFX Supervisors Jeff Wozniak and John T. Miller Join FuseFX's Growing Operation in New YorkVFX veterans oversee work on “Bull,” “The Son,” “Sneaky Pete” and other TV projects.
Continuing to broaden its East Coast footprint, FuseFX has added two veteran visual effects supervisors to its New York team. Jeff Wozniak brings experience in both television and features—, the latter including blockbusters such as Star Trek, Transformers and The Avengers,— during an entertainment industry career dating to 1994. He is supervising visual effects production for two new series, Bull (CBS) and The Son (AMC), as well as the Amazon Studios feature The Wall. John Miller has worked in visual effects and post-production in the New York area for more than 20 years, serving in artistic, managerial and production roles. His recent credits include the main-on-end title sequence for Avengers: Age of Ultron and visual effects for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as well as the documentary television series Battles BC. At FuseFX, he is serving as On-Set Supervisor and VFX Supervisor for the new Amazon crime drama Sneaky Pete. He is also contributing to the series ABC Notorious.
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Cineverse® is now VER Camera
Cineverse® is now VER CameraAnnouncing new Camera prep facilities and complete production solutions in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, New Orleans, and New York.
To support the diversification of productions shot throughout the US, VER has invested in state-of-the-art camera prep facilities and increased services across the country. VER’s signature Cineverse® service remains at the core of each facility, providing expert camera prep staff, lens technicians, camera engineers — and 24/7 technical support.
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‘A Sound Effect’ Gives Away Over One Thousand Sound Effects
‘A Sound Effect’ Gives Away Over One Thousand Sound EffectsSound effects creators from online sound effects marketplace team up to give away an early Christmas present to content creators
A Sound Effect, the community-based, sound effects online marketplace, is giving over one thousand high quality sound effects away as an early Christmas present to content creators. Featuring sounds from independent sound effects creators such as Antisample, Digital Rain Lab and Soundbits, the free sound effects pack weighs in at more than 2 GB (1,044 individual elements for 1+ hour of sounds). The pack features everything from futuristic sci-fi elements, interface noises and powerful impacts, to horror ambiences, everyday sounds and cinematic trailer whooshes.
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Future Media Concepts Announces the 2017 Editors Retreat Keynotes
Future Media Concepts Announces the 2017 Editors Retreat KeynotesEditor of “Iron Man” and “Thor: The Dark World,” Dan Lebental, and known documentary editor, Steve Audette, will join Editors Retreat in Nashville in January 2017
Future Media Concepts, the nation’s leading training provider and conference organizer in the digital media industry, announced today that two big names will provide the keynotes for Editors Retreat 2017. The first, Dan Lebental, is best known for his work on Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010) and Thor: The Dark World (2013). The second, Steve Audette, counts over 50 documentary credits, including ones for Frontline, Nova and Nova Science Now, Evolution and the short documentary Nico’s Challenge. Now it its 11th year, Editors Retreat will take place in Nashville, TN, on February 18-22, 2017.
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2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8
2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8December 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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ARRI Pro Camera Accessories for the Canon EOS C700
ARRI Pro Camera Accessories for the Canon EOS C700ARRI is pleased to announce its range of Pro Camera Accessories for the Canon EOS C700, equipping the camera with professional on-set functionality and rugged durability. The new accessory sets have been endorsed by Canon and will feature in the company’s upcoming official camera presentations.
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13th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Tickets For All Shows Are Available NOW!
13th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Tickets For All Shows Are Available NOW!3-D SPACE is pleased to announce the schedule for the 13th Annual Los Angeles 3D Movie Festival, taking place December 8-11, 2016. www.LA3DFest.com The festival opens on Thursday, December 8th, at 7:30pm with the World Premiere of the restored 1960 3-D feature film, SEPTEMBER STORM at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica. The program begins with the 3-D stop-motion animated short THE ADVENTURES OF SAM SPACE, which accompanied SEPTEMBER STORM on its original release in 1960 under the title SPACE ATTACK. Discussion following the feature with actor Asher Dann, Bob Furmanek of the 3-D Film Archive and Eric Kurland of 3-D SPACE.
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Sherman Grinberg Film Library Joins Footage.net
Sherman Grinberg Film Library Joins Footage.netNew preview clips from Sherman Grinberg, a preeminent global source for rare archival footage, now available for screening on Footage.net.
Footage.net, the stock, archival and news footage search engine, announced today that preview clips from the Sherman Grinberg Film Library are available for viewing through Footage.net. The Sherman Grinberg Film Library, located in Los Angeles, California, is among the world's oldest and biggest privately held film archives with over 40 moving image libraries. The archive has over 20 million feet of classic 35mm black and white film with content dating mostly from 1895 to 1957, when the television era began.
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AdoramaTV’s “Through The Lens” Season Three Takes Viewers to Japan and Hong Kong
AdoramaTV’s “Through The Lens” Season Three Takes Viewers to Japan and Hong KongExperience the culture of Japan and Hong Kong through the eyes of local Instagrammers; YouTube docu-series “Through The Lens: Japan & Hong Kong” premieres tomorrow, exclusively on AdoramaTV
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has announced that season three of its uber popular online docu-series, “Through The Lens” (“TTL”), will premiere on Friday, December 2, 2016 online on AdoramaTV. Aptly named “Through The Lens: Japan & Hong Kong,” the new season travels across the globe to Tokyo, Kyoto and Hong Kong to explore the inspirational stories behind some of the region’s most popular photographers. Watch the trailer for season three of “Through The Lens” now on AdoramaTV and be sure to follow #TTL on Instagram.
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EditShare Lands at Beach House Pictures in Singapore
EditShare Lands at Beach House Pictures in SingaporeEditShare 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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Video Devices PIX-E Series Delivers Flawless Quality When Temperatures Rise in West Africa
Video Devices PIX-E Series Delivers Flawless Quality When Temperatures Rise in West AfricaThe Republic of Ghana is a sub-Saharan nation on the West Coast of Africa with a diverse culture. Filmmaker and co-founder of Lastminute Productions, Joseph Pelegreen, has traveled there numerous times over the past dozen years and has come to know and care for the people of this nation. So when he and associate, Matthew Lang, decided to do a documentary that explores education and its significance in changing third-world countries, Ghana was the obvious choice. Mamakrom — named for a village in Ghana — became the latest passion project for the Texas-based filmmakers, but it was a project that took planning. "We had two trips to Ghana to shoot," Pelegreen says. "One was in the southern region and one was in the north."
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PowerProduction Software Releases Martini v3 Storyboarding Plug-in
PowerProduction Software Releases Martini v3 Storyboarding Plug-inRevolutionary Post-Production Plug-in for Adobe, Apple, Avid, and VEGAS video editors
PowerProduction Software, a leading developer of visualization software for film and video production, and MacVideo, a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for video editors, announce version 3 of Martini, PowerProduction Software’s storyboarding plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, and VEGAS Pro. Featuring all-new props, hundreds of new backgrounds, and a powerful new interface, Martini v3 is the ultimate storyboarding tool for video editors.
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leftchannel Sheds Light On Bright Health's New Campaign "Bright On"
leftchannel Sheds Light On Bright Health's New Campaign "Bright On"Agency creatives at Haberman in Minneapolis called on motion graphics & production studio leftchannel to bring Bright Health’s integrated campaign entitled “Bright On” to life. The campaign includes OOH, print, digital and video. Featuring splashes of vibrant watercolors, the new spot focuses on Bright Health and Centura Health partnering up in an effort to bring quality healthcare to patients in Colorado by creating an all-new system that links affordable insurance with top physicians.
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Sony Pictures Extends Relationship With Wazee Digital
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-based video management and licensing services, today announced that Sony Pictures Post Production Services has extended its long-standing relationship with Wazee Digital through December 2017. Under the extended contract, Sony Pictures will continue using Wazee Digital Core and its automated metadata-processing technology to store, view, and manage assets from Sony Pictures' inventory of feature films, including stock footage, full-length features, and clip selects, with granular specificity.
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Scott Borrero Named Winner of Adorama’s “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker”
Scott Borrero Named Winner of Adorama’s “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker”Finale of AdoramaTV’s hit web series reveals Scott Borrero as the series’ very first “Top Photographer”; stream the entire series online now
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, is excited to announce Scott Borrero has been named the very first winner of the inaugural season of “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker,” AdoramaTV’s brand new web series competition pitting five photographers against one another in a series of challenges to prove they had not only the skills, but the vision to become Top Photographer.
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One Year On from Major Expansion, Sixteen19 Continues to Lead the Way
One Year On from Major Expansion, Sixteen19 Continues to Lead the WayState-of-the-art boutique post company celebrates a year in Chelsea with launch of second 4K theater.
Sixteen19, a growing powerhouse on the post-production scene, marked one year at its new headquarters in Chelsea with the launch of its second 4K DI finishing theater. The theater will enable the company’s premier group of artists and technicians –led by co-founders Pete Conlin and Jonathan Hoffman, and Senior colorist Andrew Francis– to build on a breakthrough year marked by physical expansion, high-profile projects and in-roads into new markets.
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Litepanels Powers New Fullscreen Studios To Do More with Less
Litepanels Powers New Fullscreen Studios To Do More with LessMore unique working sets. Less space. Less power.
Whether its space or budget, more studios are being asked to find creative ways to offer higher production values with less. This was the challenge that Los Angeles-based Fullscreen Studios faced when designing their new production facility.
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Zylight To Host Open House, Announces Holiday Rebates
Zylight To Host Open House, Announces Holiday RebatesZylight, a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative LED lighting solutions, will host an open house on Dec. 7 from 6-9 p.m. at the company’s offices at 10718 McCune Ave. in Los Angeles. The company also announced its 2016 Holiday Rebate Program, which offers up to $200 to U.S. and Canadian customers on select products purchased online or through authorized dealers through Dec. 31.
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Renowned Sound Designer Scott Gershin Adopts NUGEN Audio Loudness Toolkit 2 and Halo Upmix
Renowned Sound Designer Scott Gershin Adopts NUGEN Audio Loudness Toolkit 2 and Halo UpmixAcclaimed sound designer and feature film supervising sound editor Scott Gershin has chosen NUGEN Audio's Loudness Toolkit 2 and Halo Upmix plug-ins. Gershin is using the Loudness Toolkit 2 in concert with an Avid Pro Tools | S6 control surface to produce loudness-compliant mixes on a wide range of projects. Halo Upmix gives him an efficient, reliable, and powerful means of creating a high-quality 5.1/7.1 surround upmix from stereo source materials.
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Taiwan's Huallywood Film Studios teams with WCPMedia to Create Next Generation Media Infrastructure for Motion Picture and Television Production
Taiwan's Huallywood Film Studios teams with WCPMedia to Create Next Generation Media Infrastructure for Motion Picture and Television ProductionWCP cloud-based platform will serve as the asset management and distribution backbone to giant studio complex being built by Taiwan Land Development Corporation.
Huallywood Film Studios, the giant studio park currently under construction in Hualien County (Taiwan), has forged an alliance with Swiss-headquartered WCPMedia Services to deploy its cloud-based media asset management infrastructure in Taiwan. Huallywood Film Studios aims to be positioned as a global Media & Entertainment ecosystem where the best companies in the industry will cooperate to create and exchange content, related services and skills. Huallywood will be, therefore, a company which will use technology and cloud-based solutions to extend its reach everywhere and anytime to interact and cooperate with its customers.
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Sherpas Cinema Projects Greatness for Audi
Sherpas Cinema Projects Greatness for AudiFilm created by Zulu Alpha Kilo, director Dave Mossop and GO2 Productions features groundbreaking projection mapping imagery shot and lit only by moonlight.
—In Projection of Greatness, a new 90-second film for Audi, the Q7'’s ascent of a snow covered mountain turns magical with the live action projection of its soul, Conceived by Toronto agency Zulu Alpha Kilo, directed by Dave Mossop of Sherpas Cinema and Accomplice Media, and featuring projection mapping by GO2 Productions, the stunning display was captured entirely in-camera, with no CGI manipulation in post.
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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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SGO Mistika Wins HPA 2016 Engineering Excellence Award
SGO Mistika Wins HPA 2016 Engineering Excellence AwardAward is a first for the popular post-production company
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has honored SGO’s Mistika with the prized 2016 HPA Engineering Excellence Awards at the prestigious HPA Awards gala held on November 17, 2016 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California. The Engineering Excellence Awards were created to spotlight and reward companies and individuals providing services to the professional media content industry for their outstanding technical and creative ingenuity in media, content production, finishing, distribution and/or archiving.
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Art Directors Guild Awards Names Four Lifetime Honorees
Art Directors Guild Awards Names Four Lifetime HonoreesADG’s 21st Annual Excellence In Production Design Awards Take Place Sunday, February 11 at Ray Dolby Ballroom
Scenic Artist Albert Obregon, Emmy®-nominated Set Designer Cate Bangs and Senior Illustrator Joseph Musso join Emmy-winning Production Designer René Lagler as recipients of the ADG Lifetime Achievement Award, announced today by ADG Council Chairperson Marcia Hinds and awards producer Thomas Wilkins. They will be honored at the 21st Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.
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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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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds Home Theater Dub Stage For Next Generation Immersive Sound Formats
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds Home Theater Dub Stage For Next Generation Immersive Sound FormatsNew mix stage dedicated to next-generation home theater audio formats
Responding to the growing popularity of home theater systems with immersive sound, Sony Pictures Post Production Services has added a new mix stage dedicated to next-generation home theater audio formats. Located on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, the new stage is designed to simulate a home theater environment and equipped to master feature film and television projects in Dolby Atmos®, Auro-3D and other immersive sound formats. This new room has been used to prepare several feature titles for Blu-ray Disc, 4K Ultra HD Disc, and digital delivery.
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Indie Sound Effects Marketplace ‘A Sound Effect’ Turns Two and Celebrates with 70% Off Sale
Indie Sound Effects Marketplace ‘A Sound Effect’ Turns Two and Celebrates with 70% Off SaleCommunity-based source for unique and targeted sound effects celebrates its success with week-long sale right now across hundreds of libraries
A Sound Effect, the community-based, sound effects online marketplace, celebrates its second birthday this week. A Sound Effect is home to a massive, curated collection of sound effects, created by the best sound designers and recordists in the world. The unique collections at A Sound Effect offer a focused alternative to conventional, cover-it-all sound libraries allowing editors to buy smaller, targeted libraries, as they need them.
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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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Cartoni USA Interviews DP Jay Hunter
Cartoni USA Interviews DP Jay Hunter"Superstore" DP Jay Hunter relies on Cartoni’'s Airfloater to make handheld style shooting painless.
Jay Hunter is a celebrated director and cinematographer whose work runs the gamut from features and scripted series to documentaries and reality TV. A true innovator, he has crafted unique aesthetics for television shows such as On the Lot and films including Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing.
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Adorama Honored by The Imaging Alliance with 2017 Visionary Retailer Award
Adorama Honored by The Imaging Alliance with 2017 Visionary Retailer AwardManhattan-based photo, video and electronics retailer recognized for contributions to imaging industry through Adorama Learning Center and AdoramaTV online platforms
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has been named one of three recipients of the 2017 Visionary Retailer Awards by The Imaging Alliance, a non-profit organization that promotes the growth and sustainable development of both current and future imaging applications. Alongside Glazer’s Camera and Best Buy, Adorama will be honored for its achievements in imaging retail at The Imaging Alliance’s Celebrate Imaging event on the eve of CES 2017 on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in Las Vegas.
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The Artery Creates New "Spirit of Meditation" 360-Degree Virtual Reality App for Samsung Gear VR
The Artery Creates New "Spirit of Meditation" 360-Degree Virtual Reality App for Samsung Gear VRRenowned Art + Technology company The Artery, which employs an award winning talent base of some of the most talented digital artists in the world, has created a new Virtual Reality experience: “Spirit of Meditation.” The new App is currently available at the VR store: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/gear-vr/1276353495756631/
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VFX Supervisors Dan Levitan and Sam Edwards Join FuseFX
VFX Supervisors Dan Levitan and Sam Edwards Join FuseFXVeteran 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' BookHonor 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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Blackmagic Design Announces New Video Assist 2.3 Update
Blackmagic Design Announces New Video Assist 2.3 UpdateMajor update adds new 3D LUTs, focus assist features and improved DNxHD and DNxHR support
Blackmagic Design today announced Video Assist 2.3, a major new update for Blackmagic Video Assist customers that adds 3D LUTs to both models. This update also adds features to the 5” Blackmagic Video Assist including improved DNxHD and DNxHR support, false color monitoring, expanded focus options and new screen rotation features. The Video Assist 2.3 update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is free of charge for all Blackmagic Video Assist customers.
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Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA Awards
Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA AwardsCoveted 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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Naughty Saint Nick: Bad Santa 2 and Panasonic Varicam 35
Naughty Saint Nick: Bad Santa 2 and Panasonic Varicam 35Theo Van de Sande, ASC shoots Bad Santa 2 with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema cameras
The long-awaited sequel to the 2003 holiday cult classic, Bad Santa (directed by Terry Zwigoff), Bad Santa 2 is directed by Mark Waters (Vampire Academy, Mean Girls) and once again pairs Willie (Billy Bob Thornton) and his little helper Marcus (Tony Cox), who reunite to rob a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Academy Award winner Kathy Bates joins the cast as Willie’s foul-mouthed mother, Sunny Soke, and Brett Kelly reprises his role as Thurman Merman. The dark comedy was shot by Theo Van de Sande, ASC (Blade, Cruel Intentions, Wayne’s World) with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema cameras.
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Dawn Clarke Named Traveling Picture Show Company Executive Producer
Dawn Clarke Named Traveling Picture Show Company Executive ProducerDawn Clarke will lead the commercial division for WBENC certified company
The Traveling Picture Show Company is pleased to announce Dawn Clarke as Executive Producer. Clarke will be responsible in part for the growth of the company’s resume of work in live-action commercial, experiential, music video, and long form content.
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PlayBox Technology Experiences Thriving Business at Record-Breaking NAB New York
PlayBox Technology Experiences Thriving Business at Record-Breaking NAB New YorkPlayBox Technology reports very positive reaction to its Neo and CloudAir broadcast channel branding and playout solutions among delegates attending the 2016 NAB Show New York. Preliminary registered attendance indicate that the November 9-10 event at the Javits Center attracted a record-breaking 15,404 visitors, nearly 30 per cent up on the equivalent 2015 figure.
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Canon Selects Animal Shelter Advocate And Photographer Guinnevere Shuster For The Final Chapter Of The Rebel With A Cause Campaign
Shuster Gave Shelter Dog Her Best Day, Documented on the Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has been showcasing modern day rebels through the Rebel With A Cause campaign in honor of the 25th anniversary of the first EOS Rebel SLR camera. To celebrate the culmination of the project, Canon hosted a contest to find a real life rebel and is excited to announce that animal shelter advocate and photographer Guinnevere Shuster was selected as an individual that showcases that there truly is a "rebel in all of us." To build awareness of the overcrowding within shelters and the 3,300 animals euthanized each day*, Guinnevere captured a "dog's best day" with shelter dog, Willa. The full #WillasBestDay film, shot entirely on Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR cameras, can be seen following, with a call to action for families to adopt.
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Brian Perkins' Golden Kingdom in Select Theaters and Becomes Available on VOD on Nov. 18, 2016
Brian Perkins' Golden Kingdom in Select Theaters and Becomes Available on VOD on Nov. 18, 2016Select screenings will be followed by a Q&A with Director Brian Perkins and Executive Producer Jessica Ballard.
Kino Lorber's Alive Mind Cinema label is proud to announce the national release of Brian Perkins' GOLDEN KINGDOM, the first international production to be filmed in Myanmar since the country's recent reopening.
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Leftchannel's Animated Short "Fred" Screens at the Midwest Independent Film Festival This Week
Leftchannel's Animated Short "Fred" Screens at the Midwest Independent Film Festival This WeekLeftchannel’s animated short “Fred” has been selected to screen at the prestigious Midwest Independent Film Festival this week. Featuring the artistic capabilities of leftchannel’s creative team, including the mastery of 3D character animation, “Fred” continues its successful journey on the international film festival circuit this fall.
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Visual Effects Society (VES) to Present Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonso with its Visionary Award
Visual Effects Society (VES) to Present Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonso with its Visionary AwardToday, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the visual effects industry’s professional global honorary society, named acclaimed producer and Marvel Studios Executive Vice President of Physical Production Victoria Alonso as the next recipient of its Visionary Award in recognition of her enormous contributions to visual arts and filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the 15th Annual VES Awards on February 7, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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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 AwardsEmmy®-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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PlayBox Technology's CloudAir and AirBox Neo Supports Tring TV, Albania
PlayBox Technology's CloudAir and AirBox Neo Supports Tring TV, AlbaniaTring TV, one of Albania's leading broadcasters and IPTV service-providers, has upgraded its playout infrastructure to a combination of PlayBox Technology Neo servers and CloudAir online services. The integrated system provides all the resources needed to deliver 27 television channels. Available exclusively from PlayBox Technology and its regional partners, the PlayBox Neo suite is based around the AirBox Neo playout server. Designed for 24/7 unattended operation, it can also be operated manually – including the ability to handle live-to-air throughput. AirBox Neo supports UHD, HD and SD in single server.
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NFTS Selects Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow for Sports Production Course
NFTS Selects Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow for Sports Production CourseReplicating industry standard workflows, the NFTS has designed and implemented a solution featuring Blackmagic’s URSA Mini 4K PL, equipped with the Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount, and ATEM live production hardware.
Blackmagic Design today announced its broadcast infrastructure products are being used by the National Film and Television School’s (NFTS) as part of a new diploma in Sports Production. Replicating industry standard workflows, the NFTS has designed and implemented a solution featuring Blackmagic’s URSA Mini 4K PL, equipped with the Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount, and ATEM live production hardware. The diploma is delivered in partnership with IMG, one of the world’s largest independent sports producers, and aims to equip students with the editorial skills required to produce state of the art sports and live events coverage as well as highlights content.
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Washington Square Films Adds Andrea Theodore as Executive Producer
Washington Square Films Adds Andrea Theodore as Executive ProducerNew York-based Washington Square Films has added Andrea Theodore as Executive Producer. Theodore has over 15 years of experience in the advertising field, spanning agency, production and post production. She comes to Washington Square Films from Dress Code NY, where she was Executive Producer, after spending five years as Executive Producer and Head of Production at Humble. Theodore will spearhead business development, as well as talent strategy and curation in her role at Washington Square Films.
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Free 35mm Screening of Truffaut's 'Day for Night' at Sony Pictures
Free 35mm Screening of Truffaut's 'Day for Night' at Sony PicturesA Q&A with the film’s cinematographer, Pierre-William Glenn, AFC will follow the film, moderated by FD Times editor Jon Fauer.
Band Pro Presents: Free ‘Day for Night’ 35mm Screening at Sony Pictures. Band Pro will host a free 35mm screening of Day for Night on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Sony Pictures’ Madison Backstage Theater. A Q&A with the film’s cinematographer, Pierre-William Glenn, AFC will follow the film and be moderated by FD Times editor Jon Fauer. The screening is being presented as part of Band Pro’s One World Open House 2016 celebration of French Cinema.
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Facilis TerraBlock at work on Canadian family drama series Backstage
Facilis TerraBlock at work on Canadian family drama series BackstageFacilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that the postproduction team for Canadian family drama series Backstage is again relying Facilis TerraBlock for their collaborative editorial workflow for season 2.
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Archion's Ultra High Performance EditStor Omni Media Storage Certified for Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Archion's Ultra High Performance EditStor Omni Media Storage Certified for Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve StudioArchion Technologies, a world leader in intelligent, high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that its powerful Omni and Omni Hybrid NAS systems – designed for 4K workflows in post-production, finishing, graphics, visual effects, and other types of video media – have been certified for use with Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio.
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Canon U.S.A. Kicks Off the #TAGYOUREIT Instagram Campaign with Actress Jamie Chung
Canon U.S.A. Kicks Off the #TAGYOUREIT Instagram Campaign with Actress Jamie ChungCanon Challenges Selected Influencers to Push Their Boundaries of Photographic Expression with the New EOS M5 Digital Camera through a Game of “Tag” Via Social Media
In celebration of the release of the new Canon EOS M5 Digital Camera, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of the #TagYoureIt collaborative Instagram campaign. Actress and blogger Jamie Chung and 12 participating photographers, chosen because of their passion for sharing the world around them, will be faced with completing spontaneous photo challenges from now through the end of the year.
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Sebastien Laffoux promoted to ARRI Inc. Director of Sales, Camera Systems
Sebastien Laffoux promoted to ARRI Inc. Director of Sales, Camera SystemsARRI is pleased to announce the promotion of Sebastien Laffoux to Director of Sales, Camera Systems for ARRI Inc., effective immediately. In this new role, he is responsible for managing the entire camera sales team for North America with regional representatives based in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto. Laffoux reports directly to Glenn Kennel, President of ARRI Inc., who is based at ARRI Inc.’s headquarters in Burbank, CA.
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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 ViosoVisit 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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Leader Heads to IDFA for IDFA HDR Seminar
Leader Heads to IDFA for IDFA HDR SeminarLeader Electronics Europe heads to Amsterdam shortly to promote the capabilities of its LV5490 4K test instrument at a seminar on High Dynamic Range being held during the International Documentary Film-Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). The event is organised by the Dutch Association of Film & TV Professionals (Nederlandse Beroepsvereniging van Film- en televisiemakers).
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Durable Goods Signs Sue-Ling Braun
Durable Goods Signs Sue-Ling BraunVenice, CA-based production company Durable Goods has signed director Sue-Ling Braun for U.S. commercial representation. Braun is a director, creative director and writer with a trademark that fuses diverse youth culture with distinct, editorial style. Fascinated with the intersection of media and technology, her directorial background spans music videos, narrative web series, on-air promos and branded spots featured on networks like MTV, VH1, Showtime, HBO, PBS, CBS and CNN, major digital publishers including Upworthy, where she was Creative Director, and a myriad of international film festivals.
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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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Ortana Announces Major Expansion of its Cubix Platform
Ortana Announces Major Expansion of its Cubix PlatformOrtana Media Group announces a major expansion to the capabilities of its Cubix asset management and media orchestration platform. Used by major television channels throughout the world, Cubix is capable of handling all broadcast-related workflows from inception right through to billing. Designed for media management, processing and delivery, it offers a unified configurable platform for easy deployment on site, in the cloud or both. Every element is secure, multi-tenanted, file-agnostic and format-agnostic.
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"FUJINON Days" Held in U.S. and Abroad
"FUJINON Days"  Held in U.S. and AbroadCinematographers and Optical Technicians Put Premier and Cabrio Zooms through their Paces during Educational Seminars
As part of the company’s overall initiative to increase awareness of its Cine-Style zooms among Cinematographers, Camera Operators and Camera Assistants throughout the world, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM, FUJINON has embarked on a series of hands-on, educational seminars. Based on initial reviews from leading feature film and episodic cinematographers as well as rental house lens technicians at each of the regional events, this series has the potential for a long run.
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Wazee Digital's Andy Hurt Named to IABM North America Regional Council
Wazee Digital's Andy Hurt Named to IABM North America Regional CouncilHurt Will Join Key Broadcast Industry Professionals to Advise IABM on Regional Issues and Advocate for North American Media Technology Suppliers
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-based video management and licensing services, today announced that Andy Hurt, the company's senior vice president of marketing and business development, has been selected to join the IABM North America Regional Council. Hurt joins 13 other broadcast industry professionals on the new council, charged with promoting local issues and providing advocacy for the North American broadcast and media technology industry. The new IABM North America Regional Council held its first meeting on Nov. 10 at the 2016 NAB Show New York.
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Most Wanted Tiffen Variable Viewing Filter Launched
Most Wanted Tiffen Variable Viewing Filter LaunchedTiffen’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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NVIDIA Supports Ang Lee’s Latest Film Shot at Ultra-High 120 Frames Per Second
NVIDIA Supports Ang Lee’s Latest Film Shot at Ultra-High 120 Frames Per SecondAng Lee’s latest movie, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, pushes filmmaking beyond anything moviegoers have ever seen. Blending 3D, 4K and ultra-high frame rates of 120 frames per second, Billy Lynn marks the two-time Academy Award®-winning director as one of the boldest filmmakers in cinema today.
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Blackmagic DeckLink and UltraStudio Devices Used with Slomo.tv’s Sports Officiating System
Blackmagic DeckLink and UltraStudio Devices Used with Slomo.tv’s Sports Officiating SystemBlackmagic Design today announced that its DeckLink Quad 2, DeckLink 4K Pro and UltraStudio 4K Extreme capture and playback devices are used with Slomo.tv Inc.’s sports officiating system, videoReferee®. The system has become hugely popular with broadcasters and sports leagues, including the recent Rio Summer Olympics. Slomo.tv’s videoReferee®-IIM3 system, which is based around three DeckLink Quad 2 cards, was used to judge canoe competitions at the Rio games, and the DeckLink Quad 2’s real–time performance was a key feature.
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Spanish Feature Animation Ozzy Completed Using DaVinci Resolve Studio
Spanish Feature Animation Ozzy Completed Using DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Barcelona based post production house, Moonlight Cinema, has completed both the digital intermediate and finishing of the new children’s animated film “Ozzy” on DaVinci Resolve Studio. Post production director Alejandro Matus and colorist Ignasi González produced more than 40 different deliveries of the animation over a two week period, using Moonlight Cinema’s three DaVinci Resolve color grading suites to cater for everything from different aspect ratios and frame rates through to multiple language versions.
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27 Animated Features Submitted For 2016 Oscar® Race
27 Animated Features Submitted For 2016 Oscar® RaceA Record-Setting Number of Entries Make Up This Year's Animated Feature Film Category
A record-setting 27 features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 89th Academy Awards.
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Ryan Murphy to receive Distinguished Artisan Award at 2017 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Ryan Murphy to receive Distinguished Artisan Award at 2017 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild AwardsFour-time Emmy® winner will be honored at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on Feb. 19, 2017
Ryan Murphy, four-time Emmy® Award-winning producer, director and screenwriter, will receive this year’s Distinguished Artisan Award at the Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) honoring both make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. The black-tie gala will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live. The announcement was made today by Susan Cabral-Ebert, President of IATSE Local 706.
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Killer Tracks Releases "Legacy"
Killer Tracks Releases "Legacy"Twelve new tracks redefine trailer music with unique blend of live orchestra and vocals
—Killer Tracks announces Legacy, a groundbreaking new addition to its production music catalog. Recorded live with an 81-piece orchestra, the collection of 12 original tracks represents the collaborative effort of four gifted composers and some of the industry’s most talented contemporary vocalists. The result is a lush and invigorating musical journey blending rich orchestral arrangements and soaring vocals in trailer formats that will set the standard for the genre for years to come.
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More Than a Dozen Series Return for More VFX from FuseFX
More Than a Dozen Series Return for More VFX from FuseFXFuseFX continues to create visual effects for some of the most popular shows on television including 14 series returning to the company for the current season. They include American Horror Story, for which FuseFX won a 2015 Emmy® Award. Work on the series is distributed among production facilities in Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver.
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Sugar Celebrates as They Reach 15 Year Milestone with Increasingly National Commercial Slate
Sugar Celebrates as They Reach 15 Year Milestone with Increasingly National Commercial SlateDallas/Santa Monica-based Sugar Film Production recently marked the company’s 15th Anniversary, celebrating the milestone with a renewed commitment to its impressive national commercial production slate and signing of new Midwest and West Coast reps. Owner/EP Tony Miglini and producer Michelle Isbell announced the birthday while recounting a burgeoning slate of productions for top tier national brands including Time Warner Cable, Ram, Bridgestone, Home Depot, GM, Ford and Sears. Having launched in Dallas in October, 2001, the uncommonly busy production company expanded to Santa Monica in February of 2013.
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Blackmagic announces Adam Savage's Tested Uses Micro Cinema Cameras to Shoot Arctic Circle Expedition
Blackmagic announces Adam Savage's Tested Uses Micro Cinema Cameras to Shoot Arctic Circle ExpeditionThe Tested team was invited by astronaut Chris Hadfield as part of his Generator Arctic team on the Quark Expeditions tour.
Blackmagic Design today announced that DP and lead producer Joey Fameli used several Micro Cinema Cameras to shoot a recent Arctic Circle expedition. Fameli also uses the Micro Cinema Cameras, along with Pocket Cinema Cameras, Studio Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio, to shoot and grade content for Tested, which is a website dedicated to covering ‘anything that’s awesome’ in science, exploration, nature, emerging technology, consumer technology and more.
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Bright TV Thailand Upgrades to PlayBox Technology ProductionAirBox Neo
Bright TV Thailand Upgrades to PlayBox Technology ProductionAirBox NeoBright TV, one of Thailand's most highly respected broadcasters, has upgraded its playout system to a PlayBox Technology ProductionAirbox Neo. "Bright TV has been using a PlayBox Technology AirBox system very successfully for the past three years," comments the network's senior broadcast technician Ampol Phimphila. "Upgrading to a ProductionAirBox Neo enables us to make greater use of studio insertion, handling a wider range of file formats and extending the output to four channels.
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AlphaDog Helps To Lift The Stigma Of Mental Illness In AFI Thesis Film "Still Devout"
AlphaDog Helps To Lift The Stigma Of Mental Illness In AFI Thesis Film "Still Devout"​Actress, Valeria Chavez , in confession next to actor, Tony Sagastizado
The stigma of mental illness keeps most people from talking about it, leaving families desperate for help and understanding. Still Devout, a new AFI Thesis film written and directed by Melissa Perez, follows the story of a young woman who embarks on a heart-wrenching journey to help find answers and healing for her brother’s mental illness. Perez based the story on personal experiences within her own family. She explains, “My family would take these unplanned bizarre road trips that were always for the sole purpose of fixing something that had gone wrong. I always felt this pressure to help my family, even if it was something I didn’t exactly agree with.”
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Vicon Motion Capture Technology Gives Doctor Strange The Magic Touch
Vicon Motion Capture Technology Gives Doctor Strange The Magic TouchVicon’s outstanding accuracy and clarity supports Framestore capture scenes for Marvel’s latest comic book superhero Doctor Strange
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced that award-winning UK visual effects company Framestore used Vicon motion capture cameras for Marvel Studios latest superhero film Doctor Strange.
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Emmy® recognition for Aussie software revolutionising international film and TV production
Emmy® recognition for Aussie software revolutionising international film and TV productionGroup It For Me! developers have been recognised for their world-first software that shaves hours off film and television production.
Australia-based duo Shruti Patel and Jason “JJ” Jamieson are the recipients of a prestigious Engineering Emmy Award that is bestowed by America’s National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Award is for engineering developments that have a revolutionary impact on the transmission, recording or reception of television. Ms Patel said the software delivers massive time and cost savings to major production companies around the globe. “Group It For Me! automates the grouping and multigrouping processes in the post production workflow,” Ms Patel said.
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Cognition Delivers "Marauders" in ACES
Cognition Delivers "Marauders" in ACESLionsgate thriller becomes the first film finished in facility’s new DI theater.
Marauders, a tense, noir-ish thriller released by Lionsgate Premiere and director Steven C. Miller, recently became the first feature finished in Cognition’s new 4K digital intermediate theater. Senior colorist Mike Eaves collaborated with Miller and award-winning cinematographer Brandon Cox to finalize the look of the film with editorial and color grading completed on an SGO Mistika platform using an ACES workflow.
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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 HouseMargarita 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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Don Burgess aligns with Light Iron and Panavision for ALLIEDDon Burgess aligns with Light Iron and Panavision for ALLIED
Don Burgess, ASC trusts Light Iron. His last seven films can attest, so Burgess chose Light Iron to support him again with digital dailies and post finishing services on Allied. Directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, the World War II-set film sees an intelligence officer's romance with a French Resistance fighter tested when high command thinks a double agent might be in play.
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The Science of EditingThe Science of Editing
Sven Pape, aka @ThisGuyEdits, joins Dr. Karen Pearlman -- former President of the Australian Screen Editors Guild and a three-time nominee for Best Editing at the Australian Screen Editors Guild Annual Awards -- for a provocative look at "Editor's Thinking," a cognitive skill set that you can use to improve your screenplay before you start principal photography of your film.
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Film Editing Tutorial: How To Crush The First NotesFilm Editing Tutorial: How To Crush The First Notes
It's happened to you. The first cut sounds noisy, has compression artifacts, actors aren't giving their best performances -- and the director has notes about all this and more. Follow along as Sven Pape from "This Guy Edits" works through some of these very issues on the film he's working on, with tips on how deliver exactly what YOUR director is looking for.
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Seven Ways to Make Your Own Luck in The Film IndustrySeven Ways to Make Your Own Luck in The Film Industry
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The Surprising Upside Of Procrastination In Film EditingThe Surprising Upside Of Procrastination In Film Editing
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MOANA - Movie Review
This week on The HMC's Now Playing Reviews, MOANA, the latest animated film from Disney Pixar studios, is set in Ancient Polynesia where a young girl, Moana (Auli'i Cravalho) embarks on a great quest to return a stone, The Heart of the Ocean, to its rightful owner restoring life to...
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The Harold & Maudecast Ep 283 "Westworld Ho"
This week on The Harold & Maudecast we check in with Westworld, HBO's drama/western/sci-fi/action/thriller based on the Michael Crichton book and movie starring Yul Brynner. We review episode 7, Season 1, which has a big reveal, but will the show keep us hooked the likes of Stranger Things, hmmm. Take...
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Being an Advertising Editor: The Ins and Outs of Agency Work
In a post production filled world teeming with editors working on TV, film, sports, live shows and even the news, there are many in-house editors working on a huge range of less visible work. From commercial spots to web pre-rolls or even internal pitch reels, there is a rapidly expanding role of...
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