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Take advantage of education discount for Avid Connect 2018
Take advantage of education discount for Avid Connect 2018
Avid Connect conference at the Wynn Las Vegas, April 6-8 2018
Register now for Avid Connect 2018. It’s your opportunity to learn, and be heard! Many want to know what it takes to become a feature film editor today. What's the secret to put them on the 'inside track' and break into the film editing profession? Get the latest perspective from industry insiders, veteran film editor Lawrence Jordan, ACE (Back To the Future, Netflix's Naked) and assistant editor Richard Sanchez (Suicide Squad).
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announces Presenters for the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards
Motion Picture Sound Editors Announces Presenters for the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards
The 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, February 18th
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today announces presenters for the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. The awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, February 18th at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Three-time Academy Award-winning Sound Designer and Supervising Sound Editor Paul Ottosson will present the 2018 MPSE Filmmaker Award to director Kathryn Bigelow. The 2018 MPSE Career Achievement Award will be presented to Sound Designer and Field Recordist John P. Fasal by two-time Academy Award-winning Supervising Sound Editor Alan Robert Murray.
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Derby County Football Club (DCFC) Implements a Blackmagic Design Broadcast Solution
Derby County Football Club (DCFC) Implements a Blackmagic Design Broadcast Solution
The entire install relies on a single mode 24 core optical fiber network, with a Smart Videohub 40x40 for signal management throughout Pride Park Stadium.
Blackmagic Design has today announced that Derby County Football Club (DCFC) has invested in a multi camera live production workflow featuring the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K, Micro Studio Camera 4K and URSA Mini 4.6K. Led by head of broadcast, Matt Reeder, and Chief Technology Officer, Stuart Fisher, DCFC has taken the unprecedented decision and become one of the first Championship clubs to broadcast its own extensive coverage of its English Football League (EFL) fixtures as well as a wide range of pre and post match content via the club’s streaming platform, RamsTV.
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Footage.net Signs on to Sponsor FOCAL International Awards 2018
Footage.net Signs on to Sponsor FOCAL International Awards 2018Footage.net, the stock, archival and news footage search engine, has signed on as a Bronze Sponsor of the 2018 FOCAL International Awards. Now in its 15th year, the FOCAL International Awards celebrate the best use of archive and stock footage in all variety of production genres, across all media platforms. The awards also recognize the researchers, technicians and producers that access, maintain and use this precious resource with Awards for best archive researcher, library and restoration work. All awards will be presented the night of June 14, 2018 at an elegant black-tie gala at the Troxy, London.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture Season Two of NBC's BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture Season Two of NBC's BETTER LATE THAN NEVERBlackmagic Design today announced that Director of Photography David Ortkiese used Micro Cinema Cameras and Video Assist 4K monitor/recorders to capture and monitor in-vehicle and exterior camera shots for season two of NBC's hit series “Better Late Than Never.” The show follows five globe-trotting stars - Henry Winkler, William Shatner, George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw and comedian Jeff Dye - as they set off on a wildly entertaining journey to Munich, Berlin, Lithuania, Sweden, Barcelona, Madrid and Morocco.
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FUJIFILM Announces Ultra-Compact Cinema Lenses for X Mount Digital Cameras
FUJIFILM Announces Ultra-Compact Cinema Lenses for X Mount Digital Cameras
High Performance, Lightweight Cinema Lenses for the X Series Line of Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras
FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the launch of FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9 cinema lenses for X Mount, new additions to the X Series line of interchangeable lenses.
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Facilis Technology Unveils New Version of Multi-User Shared File Storage System at NAB 2018
Facilis Technology Unveils New Version of Multi-User Shared File Storage System at NAB 2018
Builds on success of significant new Hub Server technology to benefit new and existing TerraBlock systems
Facilis (Booth SL7920), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, will introduce the latest version of its award-winning multi-user shared storage system.
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The Third Floor Receives VES Virtual Cinematography Award
The Third Floor Receives VES Virtual Cinematography Award
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Wins Year’s Top Virtual Cinematography Honors, Recognizing Work by The Third Floor and Framestore
Artists at international visualization studio THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. have received this year’s Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Groot Dance/Opening Fight. The award was presented to nominees James Baker (previs/postvis supervisor) and Steven Lo (previs lead) of THE THIRD FLOOR and nominees Alvise Avati (animator) and Robert Stipp (lighting technical director) of Framestore, representing the companies’ extensive digital cinematography work.
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12G-SDI System from Blackmagic Design Used for 4K60p Live Coverage at Slackline World Cup
12G-SDI System from Blackmagic Design Used for 4K60p Live Coverage at Slackline World CupBlackmagic Design announced today that Tokyo based production company UVN built a 12G-SDI workflow for the 4K60p live broadcast and HD stream of the Slackline World Cup Japan 2017. The workflow was built with HyperDeck Studio 12G, Teranex Mini 12G-SDI converters and a number of other Blackmagic Design broadcast products, including the ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and Blackmagic Web Presenter.
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Oscar®-Nominated Cinematographer Jerry Henry Relies on Hawk-Woods’ Sticky Battery to Power Gear
Oscar®-Nominated Cinematographer Jerry Henry Relies on Hawk-Woods’ Sticky Battery to Power GearNewly available in the United States through Manios Digital & Film, the Hawk-Woods Sticky Battery packs a big punch in a small package. Fitting comfortably in the palm of a hand, the battery comes in two versions, 38Wh and 75Wh, and is capable of powering cameras, lights, rigs and other gear for hours.
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Wazee Digital 2018 NAB Show, April 9-12 at the Wynn Hotel, Encore Salon Suite
Wazee Digital 2018 NAB Show, April 9-12 at the Wynn Hotel, Encore Salon Suite
Wazee Digital to feature Core and Digital Media Hub at NAB 2018
At the 2018 NAB Show, Wazee Digital will highlight Digital Media Hub, a powerful, centralized, software-as-a-service (SaaS) based solution that allows video content to be captured and made immediately available for global access. Through Digital Media Hub's elegant user interface, customers can acquire, distribute, enhance, license, and publish metadata-enriched media gleaned from production, postproduction, marketing, and even live-event environments.
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ELEMENTS to Demonstrate its One-of-a-Kind Server Technology at HPA Tech Retreat’s Innovation Zone
ELEMENTS to Demonstrate its One-of-a-Kind Server Technology at HPA Tech Retreat’s Innovation Zone
Developer of award-winning all-in-one SAN/NAS media storage and server appliances will also host Breakfast Round Table discussion on Cloud Storage in M&E
ELEMENTS, developer of advanced solutions for unrestricted collaboration in shared media workflows, will be demonstrating new features of its one-of-a-kind ELEMENTS ONE SAN/NAS server platform at the HPA Tech Retreat’s Innovation Zone in Palm Springs, CA. The Innovation Zone is an invitation only space for exhibitors to share their latest technologies for digital-cinema, post-production, film, television, and video with attendees. The event will be held at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA from 19th – 23rd February 2018.
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Sound Devices Acquires UK Wireless Manufacturer Audio Limited
Sound Devices Acquires UK Wireless Manufacturer Audio LimitedSound Devices, LLC is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Audio Limited, the UK manufacturer and developer of high-performance wireless microphone systems. Audio Ltd., now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sound Devices, continues to operate out of its Watford, UK offices with Kishore Patel and Lee Stone continuing as managing director and technical director, respectively.
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Footage.net to Showcase Leading Footage Companies & Industry Directory at NAB
Footage.net to Showcase Leading Footage Companies & Industry Directory at NAB
Footage.net's 2018 NAB exhibition will feature a diverse group of leading footage providers, as well as their newly published guide to the stock footage industry, specially printed for distribution at the show.
Six prominent footage companies have signed on so far to take part in Footage.net's 2018 NAB exhibition, set to take place April 9-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Current participants include Bridgeman Images, FootageBank, Global ImageWorks, INA, Reelin' in the Years Productions and the WPA Film Library. More footage companies are expected to sign on soon.
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Storm Broadcast appointed as sole distributor for Signum products for UK and Ireland
Storm Broadcast appointed as sole distributor for Signum products for UK and Ireland
See Signum on the Storm Broadcast stand N24 at BVE Expo 2018 - 27 February - 1 March, EXCEL London
Munich based company Signum has appointed Storm Broadcast as sole distributor for its products in the UK and Ireland. Signum Bildtechnik is a German company specialised in image processing equipment for TV studios and broadcasters, playlist management and playout solutions, with sales in Europe, North America, Latin America and India and a strong relationship for over 15 years with Germany's largest broadcasters ARD and ZDF.
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Sim Camera Responds to Increased Demand With New Hires and Promotions
Sim Camera Responds to Increased Demand With New Hires and Promotions
Jaymie Bickford promoted to Vice President Camera U.S., and Bill Russell hired as Vice President of Camera Sales U.S.
John DeBoer, President of Sim Camera, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jaymie Bickfordto VP Camera, U.S., and the hiring of Bill Russell to VP Sales, Camera U.S. Sim Camera is a division of Sim, North American leaders providing end-to-end solutions for TV and feature film production and post production in LA, Vancouver, Toronto, New York and Atlanta.
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PlayBox Technology To Demonstrate Latest Advances in Broadcast Playout, Channel Branding and Streaming at the 2018 NAB Show, Las Vegas
PlayBox Technology To Demonstrate Latest Advances in Broadcast Playout, Channel Branding and Streaming at the 2018 NAB Show, Las VegasPlayBox Technology will exhibit the latest advances to its Neo and CloudAir broadcast channel branding and playout solutions at the US National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas, Monday April 9 to Thursday April 12, 2018. The CloudAir demonstration will be held in conjunction with AWS Marketplace.
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Storm Broadcast to preview OnMedia at BVE Expo
Storm Broadcast to preview OnMedia at BVE Expo
See Storm Broadcast on stand N24 at BVE Expo 2018 - 27 February - 1 March, EXCEL London
Storm Broadcast presents a unique opportunity to preview OnMedia at BVE, ahead of its release at NAB. OnMedia is a unique end-to-end solution for social management and broadcast graphics, all in one package. OnMedia is the development resulting from Brainstorm and never.no’s partnership as leaders of Project VisualMedia in the Europe 2020 Horizon framework programme funded by the European Commission. OnMedia will be officially released at NAB 2018 in April in Las Vegas.
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Rising Sun Pictures Expands Education Program to Meet the Demands of a Growing Visual Effects Industry in South Australia
Rising Sun Pictures Expands Education Program to Meet the Demands of a Growing Visual Effects Industry in South AustraliaRising Sun Pictures continues to be at the forefront of education and training by providing students with the necessary skill set required to fulfill VFX jobs in South Australia and around the globe. RSP Education, in partnership with University of South Australia, has recently expanded the successful programs to meet the growing global demand for world-class VFX graduates. The highly-regarded courses aid aspiring artists to make the leap from the classroom to the production floor.
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New York City Media's HALF LIFE and MATURITY Pilots Edited and Graded in DaVinci Resolve
New York City Media's HALF LIFE and MATURITY Pilots Edited and Graded in DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that “Half-Life” and “Maturity,” two new television pilots to air in January on New York City (NYC) Media, were edited and graded using DaVinci Resolve 14. The NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and Brooklyn College’s Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema chose the two shows for development over 300 other scripts to be broadcast to the more than 18 million households that receive NYC Media.
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The Colonie Expands Editorial, Motion Design, VFX Capabilities With Signing of Multiple Talent
The Colonie Expands Editorial, Motion Design, VFX Capabilities With Signing of Multiple Talent
The Editorial, VFX, Motion Design House Responds To Uptick in Broadcast and Social Media Work with the Hirings and Promotions, Kicking off the New Year with An Expanded Range of Offerings
The Colonie began the new year with multiple hires and a senior level promotion, growing its motion design and editorial departments, and broadening the scope of its client services with the addition of an associate producer. The company's expansion has been ongoing, but the impetus for this cluster of new signings was last year's spike in broadcast and digital media projects.
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Art Designers Guild Gallery 800 Exhibit Opening February 10
Art Designers Guild Gallery 800 Exhibit Opening February 10
Original Artwork from the late artist behind “The Wizard of Oz,” “White Christmas,” “Meet Me in St. Louis” and “Ziegfeld Follies” will be showcased
ART DIRECTORS GUILD'S GALLERY 800 (ADG, IATSE Local 800) presents “THE GOLDEN BRUSH: A TRIBUTE TO DUNCAN ALANSON SPENCER,” a special exhibit honoring the late legendary Scenic Artist behind some of Hollywood’s greatest films. The public is invited to opening reception.
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flowtech From Sachtler and Vinten Named Tripod of the Year By Philip Bloom
flowtech From Sachtler and Vinten Named Tripod of the Year By Philip Bloom
Highly Popular Tripod Now Features New Dolly and Carry Handle Accessories
Sachtler® and Vinten®, both Vitec Group brands and global industry leaders in camera supports for over 100 years, today announced that their all-new flowtech™ camera tripod technology has been named "Best Tripod of 2017" by world-renowned filmmaker Philip Bloom.
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American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Appoints Eric Rodli as Executive Director
American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Appoints Eric Rodli as Executive DirectorThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has named Eric Rodli as executive director, effective immediately. In his new role, Rodli will be responsible for driving initiatives that uphold the mission of the organization – to advance the art and science of cinematography – and creating a supportive community for its members.
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Fortium to Present Tools and Strategies for Avoiding Cybercrime at HPA Tech Retreat
Fortium to Present Tools and Strategies for Avoiding Cybercrime at HPA Tech RetreatFortium, a leading provider of digital solutions for film, television and broadcast, will present its latest tools and strategies for protecting sensitive media content at the Hollywood Professional Association’s 2018 HPA Tech Retreat, February 19-23, in Palm Desert, California.
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Maryland’s Hood College Builds New Broadcast Studio with ATEM Television Studio Pro HD
Maryland’s Hood College Builds New Broadcast Studio with ATEM Television Studio Pro HDBlackmagic Design today announced that Maryland’s Hood College has built its new Communication Arts Video Production Studio and Control Room using Blackmagic Design’s line of live production products, including an ATEM Television Studio Pro HD for live switching and camera control, and a Blackmagic Web Presenter for streaming content to YouTube.
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February Colourgrading Training with Dado Valentic at AbelCine Los Angeles
February Colourgrading Training with Dado Valentic at AbelCine Los Angeles
One Day Commercials Masterclass, February 26 at AbelCine Los Angeles, with two-day Film and TV Productions Masterclass on February 27-28
This Masterclass combines online learning with a one-day classroom-based practical training session. You will work on a commercial from preparation for grading, through to the final deliverables for multiple platforms: TV, online, outdoors and in-store. We will focus on a very important aspect of beauty treatments and motion picture retouching. Apart from the obvious color grading work, we will also take an extensive look at the business of Commercials and Digital Content Colour Grading and how to be successful regardless of one’s physical location. We will provide computers and all necessary materials for completion of the course.
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Oscar® Panel of Nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators to Participate in Discussion on March 3
Oscar® Panel of Nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators to Participate in Discussion on March 3This year’s Oscar®-nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators from Beauty and the Beast, Blade Runner 2049, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk and The Shape of Water will discuss their craft at the 12th Annual Art of Production Design Oscar Panel presented by the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) and Set Decorators Society of America in association with the American Cinematheque on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 3 p.m. The panel, sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter, will be held at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, and is free to the public. RSVPs are recommended at: www.eventbrite.com/42434317185.
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The Vitec Group's BVE 2018 Show Preview for Stand G14 Feb. 27-March 1, London
The Vitec Group's BVE 2018 Show Preview for Stand G14 Feb. 27-March 1, LondonIn the spotlight on the Vitec Group's stand at BVE 2018 will be the latest innovations from the company's extensive range of premium branded products for broadcast, cine, and photographic professionals. Highlights include Litepanels' versatile Gemini 2x1 soft panel and next-generation Astra and Sola LED light panels; the award-winning Vinten Vantage robotic camera head and μVRC (microVRC) controller; and the market-defining flowtech™ 75 tripod — the latest joint venture between leading brands Sachtler and Vinten, global industry leaders in camera supports for more than 100 years.
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Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg added for theatrical premiere of BIRDLAND, new feature from Peter Lynch.
Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg added for theatrical premiere of BIRDLAND, new feature from Peter Lynch.
THE NEW FEATURE FROM WRITER/DIRECTOR PETER LYNCH, STARRING KATHLEEN MUNROE, DAVID ALPAY, BENJAMIN AYRES, JORIS JARSKY, CARA GEE, MELANIE SCROFANO AND STEPHEN McHATTIE
108 Media, in association with MEI: Media Events Innovation, is pleased to announce Vancouver, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Calgary have been added to the theatrical rollout for the premiere of Birdland, a post-noir thriller directed by award-winning Peter Lynch (Cyberman, Project Grizzly, Arrowhead).
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Yves Bergquist Set to Keynote TR-X at HPA Tech Retreat
Yves Bergquist Set to Keynote TR-X at HPA Tech Retreat
ETC unveils “AI, A Primer for Entertainment”, unique program of engaging panels
In its engaging sophomore outing, HPA’s Tech Retreat eXtra (TR-X) will launch the HPA Tech Retreat 2018 during a half-day, expert led pre-conference event entitled Everything You Thought You Knew About Artificial Intelligence in M&E and What You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know. TR-X will take place on Monday, the 19th of February in Palm Desert, CA at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa in advance of the HPA Tech Retreat 2018. Registration for TR-X is required, and can be added to HPA Tech Retreat registration, or as standalone attendance.
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AdoramaTV Original Documentary Series THROUGH THE LENS Season 5 Premieres Feb. 7th
AdoramaTV Original Documentary Series THROUGH THE LENS  Season 5 Premieres Feb. 7th
“Through The Lens: Canada” spotlights 10 remarkable up-and-coming artists and their creative journey
AdoramaTV, the leading video streaming and on-demand platform for photographers and filmmakers, will premiere season 5 of its original documentary series, “Through The Lens: Canada,” on February 7, 2018 at 10am EST. This latest season of the exploratory AdoramaTV original follows 10 breakthrough Canadian and Canada-based photographers to discover the magic behind the extraordinary images that capture the essence of Canada and push the boundaries of art and technology to the limits.
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Boxer boosts encoding excellence with IPtec partnership
Boxer boosts encoding excellence with IPtec partnershipBoxer, a leading a UK solution provider for the video, film and TV markets, has announced a partnership with IPtec, a manufacturer of powerful encoding solutions for news gathering, studio-to-studio links, and studio-to-broadcast head-end links.
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Stun, An Award-Winning Entertainment Industry Content Studio, Ad Agency, and Production Company, Announces Significant Expansion
Stun, An Award-Winning Entertainment Industry Content Studio, Ad Agency, and Production Company, Announces Significant ExpansionLA-based Stun, an award winning entertainment industry content studio, ad agency, and commercial production company, has announced a significant expansion to a new, larger, headquarters. The agency has also acquired its first soundstage, bolstered its Social Media Content Team, and invested in a new brand strategy firm. The announcements, coinciding with the company’s 18th anniversary, were made today by Mark Feldstein and Brad Roth, Stun Principals & Co-Founders.
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Five for Co. Uses Blackmagic Design for MR and VR Creation of new CIRCLE OF SAVIORS Game
Five for Co. Uses Blackmagic Design for MR and VR Creation of new CIRCLE OF SAVIORS GameBlackmagic Design announced today that Five for Co. Ltd. has built a system for their new original interactive VR game, “Circle of Saviors,” using Blackmagic products, including ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K and ATEM Television Studio HD. The game includes one of the first introductions of Mixed Reality (MR) technology, which allows for live, free moving VR game play by the main player, and a second player using MR.
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Writer/Director HaZ Dulull’s Debut Feature Film THE BEYOND Delivered with Blackmagic Design
Writer/Director HaZ Dulull’s Debut Feature Film THE BEYOND Delivered with Blackmagic Design
The Beyond was shot on URSA Mini 4.6K and URSA Mini Pro and edited and colour graded using DaVinci Resolve 14
Blackmagic Design today announced that writer and director Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull, has completed his first feature-length film, ‘The Beyond’, which was edited and graded in DaVinci Resolve 14. Furthermore, the sci-fi documentary film was shot exclusively with digital film cameras from Blackmagic Design, including the URSA Mini 4.6K and URSA Mini Pro.
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Framestore Delivers Action and Entertainment for Super Bowl LII
Framestore Delivers Action and Entertainment for Super Bowl LIIFramestore helped make ‘This is Pepsi’ pop for Super Bowl LII. As partners with Pepsi, Creators League Studio and Director Hanna Maria Heidrich, Framestore was integral to the film’s creation - from handling shoot supervision through to all clean-up, with visual effects and multiple versioning for the final Super Bowl delivery. The resulting film is a fitting ode to Pepsi’s monumental role in pop culture over the years, and debuts at one of America’s biggest cultural touchstones: the Super Bowl. Read more here.
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DM Digital Upgrades to PlayBox Technology Neo
DM Digital Upgrades to PlayBox Technology Neo
See PlayBox Technology Limited on Booth N4520 at NAB 2018, Las Vegas, April 9-12
DM Digital, a UK-based television channel with a popular following in Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania, is the latest in a long line of broadcasters upgrading their playout infrastructure to latest-generation Neo solutions from PlayBox Technology.
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72 Films Announced for the Boulder International Film Festival
72 Films Announced for the Boulder International Film Festival
Program Highlights Include Seven Films from Sundance 2018, Seven Oscar Nominated Films, and an appearance by Oscar Nominated Veteran Hollywood Actor Elliott Gould!
The 14th Annual Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) is pleased to announce its full program of 72 films, including seven films straight from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and seven films recently nominated for an Academy Award.
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Tokai University Builds 4K Studio with URSA Mini 4K and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
Tokai University Builds 4K Studio with URSA Mini 4K and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4KBlackmagic Design announced today that Tokai University built a new 4K60p studio using Blackmagic Design’s URSA Mini 4K, ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and 2 M/E Broadcast Panel. The products have been installed as part of the University’s Department of Information Media Technology, and will give students access to being able to create world class 4K programming.
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Panavision Debuts New Millennium DXL2 at BSC Expo
Panavision Debuts New Millennium DXL2 at BSC ExpoPanavision (Stand 502) is introducing the new Millennium DXL2 8K camera here at BSC Expo 2018, running Feb. 2-3 at Battersea Evolution. The large-format camera is the heart of a complete imaging ecosystem designed from filmmakers’ perspectives, seamlessly incorporating Panavision’s unmatched optics and camera architecture, the RED MONSTRO 8K VV sensor, and Light Iron color2 science (LiColor2). The DXL2 builds on the success of the Millennium DXL and benefits from Panavision’s unique and storied partnership with cinematographers, whose real-world experience and input are manifested in the DXL2’s many significant advances.
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MTI Film Hires Colorist Trent Johnson
MTI Film Hires Colorist Trent JohnsonVeteran colorist Trent Johnson has joined MTI Film. Johnson brings more than 25 years of experience and credits spanning features, animation, episodic television and restoration. His recent credits include Columbia Pictures’ The Emoji Movie, Screen Gems’ Proud Mary and the upcoming MGM comedy Overboard.
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ICG Publicists Name Dan Fogelman as TV Showman of the Year
ICG Publicists Name Dan Fogelman as TV Showman of the Year
Award to be Presented at International Cinematographers Guild’s Publicists Awards Luncheon, March 2
Dan Fogelman, creator and executive producer of the NBC drama This Is Us, one of the most lauded television shows of the past two years, will be named Television Showman of the Year at the 55th 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, March 2.
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Pro Sound Effects Releases Stallion Library
Pro Sound Effects Releases Stallion Library
Expressive horse recordings from film sound innovators Ann Kroeber & Alan Splet
Pro Sound Effects®, the next level sound effects library company, has released Stallion - the third exclusive library from their partnership with renowned recordist and film sound pioneer, Ann Kroeber. Stallion features an incredible variety of charismatic horse sound effects from thunderous gallops to subtle breaths and expressive vocalizations.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces New Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter
Blackmagic Design Introduces New Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter
Now customers can extend and power cameras from up to 2 km away, all over a single SMPTE fiber optic cable.
Blackmagic Design today announced the all new Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter which convert standard television industry connections for video, audio, power, talkback, tally and more into a single SMPTE hybrid electrical and fiber optic cable. This allows cameras to be placed up to 2 km away from a studio or outside broadcast truck using a single cable. The Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter is available for US$2,995 and the Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter is available for US$2,995. Both fiber converters are available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
Blackmagic Design Introduces ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
The world’s most advanced HD and Ultra HD live production switcher with 4 M/E and 16 next generation ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers for creating incredible Ultra HD programs!
Blackmagic Design today announced the new ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, the world’s most advanced high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 switcher with 20 inputs, 4 M/Es and a massive 16 next generation ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers. In addition, the ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K features 2 Ultra HD multi viewers, full 2D DVE, built in SuperSource compositing engines with 4 picture in picture DVEs, full re-synchronization on each input and much more.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces New ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel
Blackmagic Design Introduces New ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel
Newly designed, compact 1 M/E panel features updated layout and the latest advanced broadcast technology for working with all ATEM live production switchers.
Blackmagic Design today announced the all new ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel, a new elegantly designed compact hardware control panel designed to work with all ATEM switchers. The ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel features the latest broadcast technology, smooth professional buttons, knobs, T-Bar fader and joystick, a built in LCD and more. The ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel is available at a new low price at only US$2,995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Sim Post LA Hires Greg Ciaccio as VP of Post and Paul Chapman as VP of Engineering and Technology
Bill DeRonde, President of Sim Post, is pleased to announce the recent hires of Greg Ciaccio, VP of Post LA, and Paul Chapman, VP of Engineering and Technology LA.
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Andy Serkis to be named Motion Picture Showman of the Year at the ICG Publicists Awards
Award to be Presented at 55th Annual International Cinematographers Guild’s Publicists Awards Luncheon on March 2
Andy Serkis, the master of performance capture with unforgettable roles this past year in War for the Planet of the Apes and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, will receive the Motion Picture Showman of the Year Award at the 55th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards for his unique contribution to the art of movies. The awards will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, March 2, 2018.
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Tedial’s Julián Fernández-Campón to Present at HPA 2018 Tech Retreat
Tedial’s Julián Fernández-Campón to Present at  HPA 2018 Tech Retreat
Company’s Director, Architectural Solutions to Share Benefits and Considerations of Adopting IMF in MAM Systems
Julián Fernández-Campón, Director, Architectural Solutions at Tedial, the leading independent MAM technology solutions specialist, will share the benefits and considerations of adopting IMF in Media Asset Management Systems with attendees of the HPA 2018 Tech Retreat. Fernández-Campón’s presentation, titled “How Adopting IMF in MAM Systems Results in Greater Efficiency and Lower Costs” will take place on Wednesday, February 21 at 11:35 am and serve as a resource to those interested in understanding the benefits of utilizing IMF in MAM systems, and the considerations that need to be addressed to reduce storage and achieve a simplified, efficient and cost-effective end-to-end workflow.
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The DGC BC Announces the Finalists for the First Annual DGC BC Short Film Awards
The DGC BC Announces the Finalists for the First Annual DGC BC Short Film Awards
1st Annual DGC BC Short Film Awards Pitch Session and Reception to be held at Vancity Theatre on Saturday, February 3rd at 12:00pm, noon
The Directors Guild of Canada, British Columbia is pleased to invite you to their 1st Annual DGC BC Short Film Awards Pitch Session and Reception moderated by Chairman Allan Harmon at Vancity Theatre, 1131 Seymour Street Vancouver on Saturday, February 3 – doors open at 11:30, event to start at 12:00pm, noon.
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WUCF Invests in VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders for Production of National Documentary Project
WUCF Invests in VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders for Production of National Documentary ProjectWUCF Central Florida PBS has purchased Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders to support production of its extensive local programming as well as the filming of a high-profile documentary, The Groveland Four. A national project, The Groveland Four explores an historic episode in Central Florida's mid-20th century race relations.
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Watch the ADG Awards Live Steam, Sat. Jan. 27
Watch the ADG Awards Live Steam, Sat. Jan. 27
Catch the Red Carpet Live Stream on Saturday, January 27 at 5:00 PM PST
For the first time, the annual Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) Awards Red Carpet will be live-streamed from Hollywood and Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom on Saturday, January 27th beginning at 5:00 pm PT/8:00 pm ET. Hosted by Emmy®-winning Production Designers James Pearse Connelly (The Voice) and Cat Smith (Transparent), the ADG Red Carpet Live Stream is co-produced by American Cinematheque, SDSU School of Theatre, Television and Film, and IngleDodd Media.
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New Wave Entertainment Delivers Murder on the Orient Express Ad Campaign with Fairlight
New Wave Entertainment Delivers Murder on the Orient Express Ad Campaign with FairlightBlackmagic Design today announced that New Wave Entertainment used its Fairlight DAWs for sound design on the advertising campaign for 20th Century Fox’s “Murder on the Orient Express.” Based upon the novel by Agatha Christie, the film follows thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect as mysteries unfold during a lavish journey through Europe.
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Framestore Evolves FANTASTIC BEASTS VR
Framestore Evolves FANTASTIC BEASTS VR
Framestore Evolves the Virtual Reality World of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’
Framestore and Warner Bros. Pictures have expanded the storyworld of Newt Scamander and his creatures for the latest virtual reality release of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’.
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Angelina Jolie to Receive ASC Board of Governors Award
Angelina Jolie to Receive ASC Board of Governors AwardThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) announces Oscar®-winner Angelina Jolie as the recipient of the 2018 ASC Board of Governors Award. The presentation will be made at the organization’s 32nd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Feb. 17 at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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Rising Sun Pictures Honoured with VES Award Nomination for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok
Rising Sun Pictures Honoured with VES Award Nomination for Marvel Studios’ Thor: RagnarokThree artists from Rising Sun Pictures have been nominated for a Visual Effects Society Award for their work on Marvel Studios’ summer blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok. CG Supervisor Hubert Maston, Lighting Technical Director Arthur Moody, On-Set VFX/Concept/Pre-vis Adam Paschke and Virtual Production Supervisor Casey Schatz (from Third Floor) are nominated for Best Virtual Cinematography for the film’s “Val’s Flashback” sequence. The team will travel to LA where the winners will be announced at the 16th Annual VES Awards Ceremony, February 13th in Beverly Hills.
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Art Directors Guild (ADG) Gallery 800 Exhibit Opens February 10 with Tribute to Duncan Alanson Spencer
Art Directors Guild (ADG) Gallery 800 Exhibit Opens February 10 with Tribute to Duncan Alanson Spencer
"The Golden Brush: A Tribute To Duncan Alanson Spencer" - Honoring the Legendary Motion Picture Scenic Artist
Duncan Alanson Spencer (1911-1999), the legendary Scenic Artist behind some of Hollywood’s greatest films, will be honored by the Art Directors Guild Gallery 800 (ADG, IATSE Local 800) in a special exhibit entitled “The Golden Brush: A Tribute to Duncan Alanson Spencer.” Spencer’s career spanned over 38 years and over 400 movies including The Wizard of Oz, White Christmas, Meet Me in St. Louis and Ziegfeld Follies. The exhibit opens with a hosted opening reception on Saturday, February 10 from 5 - 9pm and will run through Feb. 10, 2018.
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FOR-A’s New FVW-700 4K Telestrator Ships to its First Customers
FOR-A’s New FVW-700 4K Telestrator Ships to its First CustomersFOR-A®announces that its recently introduced FVW-700 4K/HD telestrator has been delivered to its first customers. The full-featured telestrator enables users to annotate and draw on video using a touch-screen computer monitor or wirelessly connected tablet, and has been purchased by several customers, including Colorado’s Mobile TV Group (MTVG), Columbus, Ohio-based video production provider Lyon Video, and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
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Alix Milan Chooses Leader LV5333 HDR Waveform Monitor
Alix Milan Chooses Leader LV5333 HDR Waveform MonitorAlix Milan, founder and Managing Director of I Love Hue Ltd, is the latest in a growing number of broadcast production creatives investing in Leader's LV5333 3G/HD/SD-SDI waveform monitor via European reseller Thameside TV. I Love Hue specialises in providing digital imaging and colour workflow services for feature films and commercials. The LV5333 is being deployed across wide range of activities including feature production, music videos and commercials.
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FotoKem Creates a New World of Post for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
FotoKem Creates a New World of Post for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Hand-in-hand with Filmmakers, FotoKem’s Creative and Technical Teams Supported Global Production on a Massive Scale: digitizing up to 15,000 feet a day of 35mm footage at slightly above 4K resolution
FotoKem, a leader in digital and film post production, was the facility of choice for providing comprehensive creative and technical services from pre-production through final deliverables on the critically acclaimed Star Wars: The Last Jedi from Disney/Lucasfilm. The facility built technically advanced solutions that supported the creative team through their interplanetary production from dailies to color grade. Services included a customized workflow for dailies, editorial and VFX support, conform, and a color pipeline that incorporated all camera formats (film and file based) while adhering to critical studio guidelines.
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“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”: Stellar Sound Team Brings the Adventure Roaring to Life at Sony Pictures Post Production Services
“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”: Stellar Sound Team Brings the Adventure Roaring to Life at Sony Pictures Post Production Services
Supervising Sound Editor Joel Shryack led the sound team alongside Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer Julian Slater and Re-Recording Mixer Kevin O’Connell
In Columbia Pictures’ Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the game has changed as four teenagers are sucked into the world of Jumanji. Director Jake Kasdan has introduced many clever twists to the action-adventure, and that created plenty of opportunities for the film’s sound crew to get creative with sound. All sound services were completed at Sony Pictures Post Production Services.
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EditShare’s QUALES QC Honored with TV Technology Innovation Award
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage, QC and media management solutions, is proud to close out 2017 with a prestigious TV Technology Product Innovation Award for its automated QC and file verification system QUALES. The TV Technology Product Innovation Awards recognize outstanding technological innovations that best serve working professionals in the TV/pro video and radio/online audio industries. The winners were selected by a panel of professionals working in media and entertainment sectors.
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Dan Hammond Appointed to Lead Panavision Hollywood
Returning Panavision veteran is also associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), as well as a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) and Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP)
Panavision has named Dan Hammond, a longtime creative solutions technologist in the industry, as vice president and general manager of Panavision Hollywood. Hammond will be responsible for overseeing daily operations at the facility, and working with the Hollywood team to leverage the exceptional camera systems, optics, service and support that Panavision customers have come to expect.
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Kirstin Maldonado's New Music Video "Naked" Shot with 15 Blackmagic Design Cameras Shooting Simultaneously
Blackmagic Design today announced that global singing sensation Kirstin Maldonado’s new music video was shot using 15 Blackmagic Design cameras. The video, shot for her new song “Naked,” included a number of URSA Mini 4.6K and URSA Mini Pro digital film cameras, as well as Micro Cinema Cameras, Pocket Cinema Cameras and a Studio Camera 4K, all shooting simultaneously.
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Micro Studio Camera 4K and Teranex AV Used on Fall Out Boy’s MANIA World Tour
Micro Studio Camera 4K and Teranex AV Used on Fall Out Boy’s MANIA World TourBlackmagic Design today announced that Grammy-nominated American rock band Fall Out Boy’s worldwide MANIA tour is using a complete Blackmagic Design live production workflow for IMAG and AV. Blackmagic Design’s Micro Studio Camera 4Ks and Teranex AV standards converters are being used for image capture and signal conversion on the tour, along with several other products, including an ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K live production switcher, MultiView 16 monitor, Smart Videohub 40x40 and Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12 routers.
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Pro Sound Effects Announces 2018 Library Updates and Holiday Sale
Pro Sound Effects Announces 2018 Library Updates and Holiday Sale
New Features and Time-Limited Bundles Now Available
Pro Sound Effects®, the next level sound effects library company, has released the latest editions of their most popular general sound effects libraries, the Hybrid Library 2018 and Master Library 2018. Designed to enhance audio workflow on any project, Pro Sound Effects General Libraries give professional media creators reliable access to a comprehensive, core selection of world-class sounds to help work faster and stay in the creative zone.
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MTI Film Applies Novel Color Grading Approach to NatGeo Docu Series “The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman”
MTI Film Applies Novel Color Grading Approach to NatGeo Docu Series “The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman”MTI Film recently provided final post-production services for The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman, a six-part documentary series on National Geographic. The facility handled editorial conforming and color grading for the series in which the veteran actor travels the globe “in search of an answer to one fundamental question for humanity: what are the common forces that bind us together?”
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DaVinci Resolve Studio used to Manage DI Workflow for on Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express
DaVinci Resolve Studio used to Manage DI Workflow for on Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express
DP Haris Zambarloukos worked with Goldcrest Post to develop the film’s color science and LUTs, which were then integrated into the dailies pipeline.
Blackmagic Design today announced that its DaVinci Resolve Studio was used to manage the color pipeline, including onset dailies and final grade, on Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic, Murder on the Orient Express.
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Apache Signs Colorist Cullen Kelly, Promotes Colorist Quinn Alvarez
Apache Signs Colorist Cullen Kelly, Promotes Colorist Quinn Alvarez
Additions to the creative ranks positions the L.A.-based studio to better handle increased volume of entertainment, advertising and long-form assignments.
Colorist Cullen Kelly has joined the roster of artists at Apache (www.apache.tv), the boutique color and post production studio that launched here in the summer of 2014. In addition to Kelly’s hire, the studio also announced the promotion of Colorist Quinn Alvarez from an assistant’s role to that of a full Color artist. Both moves were revealed by Apache Managing Partner LaRue Anderson.
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The End of The F•••ing World Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio
The End of The F•••ing World Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio
Episodic television series follows two awkward teenagers who start up an unlikely romance on a road trip to escape their unhappy home lives.
Blackmagic Design has today announced that the final Digital Intermediate (DI) for Channel 4’s graphic novel adaptation, “The End of The F•••ing World” was completed in DaVinci Resolve Studio by London post house CHEAT.
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Audionamix Releases XTRAX STEMS
Audionamix Releases XTRAX STEMS
World’s first fully-automatic stem creator, can easily separate any song into its drum, vocal and remaining music components.
Today, Audionamix and Plugivery have announced the release of XTRAX STEMS, the world’s first fully-automatic stem creator, can easily  separate any song into its drum, vocal and remaining music components. It is available at the special introductory price of $74 through December 13th.
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EastWest Releases Hollywood Choirs
EastWest Releases Hollywood ChoirsEastWest has released Hollywood Choirs, a ground-breaking new vocal virtual instrument. Produced by Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix, Hollywood Choirs is the epic follow-up to 1999's Voices of the Apocalypse and 2005's Symphonic Choirs, the best-selling and most awarded virtual choir of all time.
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House of Moves adds Selma Gladney-Edelman and Alastair Macleod
House of Moves adds Selma Gladney-Edelman and Alastair Macleod
Motion Capture and Animation Studio Brings in New Talent to Elevate Client Facing Experience and Custom Workflow Solutions
Animation and motion capture studio House of Moves (HOM) announced two new hires, Selma Gladney-Edelman as Executive Producer and Alastair Macleod as Head of Production Technology. The experienced duo is coming on board as the studio shifts to offer more custom short and long form content, and expands its motion capture technology workflows to its slate of television, feature film, video game and corporate clients.
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Art Directors Guild to Honor IATSE President Matthew Loeb
Art Directors Guild to Honor IATSE President Matthew Loeb
ADG’s 22nd Annual “Excellence in Production Design” Awards Gala takes place on Saturday, January 27 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom
Matthew D. Loeb, International President of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), will be honored with a special Leadership Award from the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) at its 22nd Annual "Excellence in Production Design Awards.” ADG Executive Director Chuck Parker will present the award at the black-tie gala on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.
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MPC Advertising Bolsters US Senior Leadership
MPC Advertising Bolsters US Senior Leadership
Justin Brukman has been appointed MD of North America with Camila De Biaggi and Robert Owens taking on the roles of MD for the New York and Los Angeles Advertising studios, respectively.
MPC, the global visual effects and creative production studio known for its breakthrough work in advertising, feature films, and immersive technology, has announced major leadership changes for its advertising studios in the US. The announcements were made by Mark Benson, CEO of MPC.
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MTI Film’s Larry Chernoff Honored with HPA Lifetime Achievement Award
MTI Film’s Larry Chernoff Honored with HPA Lifetime Achievement AwardMTI Film takes great pride in announcing that its CEO, Larry Chernoff, is the recipient of the Hollywood Professional Association’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. The HPA’s highest honor, the award is presented to “an individual who is recognized for his or her service and commitment to the professional media content industry.” The award was presented by HPA president Seth Hallen during the annual HPA Awards ceremony, November 6, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
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Directors Kate and Laura Mulleavy Join Anonymous Content Roster
Directors Kate and Laura Mulleavy Join Anonymous Content Roster
Duo Behind Woodshock and Rodarte Fashion Label Expand into Commercials
Production Company Anonymous Content is excited to announce that directors Kate and Laura Mulleavy have joined its roster for commercial representation. The signing comes on the heels of the visionary sisters making their feature film debut with the hypnotic drama Woodshock, starring Kirsten Dunst; and just months after presenting their spring 2018 couture collection for their own fashion label, Rodarte, during Paris Haute Couture Week.
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URSA Mini 4.6K and DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel Used for Kazuhito Takazawa's Documentary Film OBUSEBITO
URSA Mini 4.6K and DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel Used for Kazuhito Takazawa's Documentary Film OBUSEBITOBlackmagic Design announced today that its URSA Mini 4.6K was used for shooting “Obusebito,” a documentary short film about the people of a small town, Obuse, Nagano. The film was graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio using a DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel.
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Art Directors Guild announces Lifetime Achievement Honorees
Art Directors Guild announces Lifetime Achievement Honorees
ADG's 22nd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards takes place on Saturday, January 27 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom
Scenic Artist John Moffitt, Emmy®-winning and Oscar®-nominated Set Designer James J. Murakami and Senior Illustrator Martin Kline join Production Designer Norm Newberry as recipients of the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Lifetime Achievement Award. They will be honored at the 22nd Annual ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.
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Popularity of FUJIFILM MK Lenses Draws Third Party Support
Popularity of FUJIFILM MK Lenses Draws Third Party SupportThanks to the growing popularity of the recently introduced FUJINON MK Series, camera and lens support providers have taken note and now offer a range of solutions to benefit MK lens owners and broaden their compatibility with additional camera mounts. Among those with new support gear for the FUJINON MK Series are lens control, accessory manufacturers and service providers: Heden, Chrosziel, Duclos Lenses, MTF, Bright Tangerine and Zacuto.
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Over 40 2017 Fall Television/Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design
Over 40 2017 Fall Television/Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design products are being used by DPs, DITs, VFX artists, online editors and colorists to complete many of the fall 2017 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series.
Blackmagic Design today announced that a variety of its production and post products are being used by DPs, DITs, VFX artists, online editors and colorists to complete many of the fall 2017 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series. More than 40 shows rely on Blackmagic Design’s digital film cameras; Fusion Studio visual effects (VFX), compositing, 3D and motion graphics software; and DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, color correction and digital audio software; as well as its switchers, routers, monitors, and capture and playback devices.
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PlayBox Technology's Neo powers new HD channel at main.tv
PlayBox Technology's Neo powers new HD channel at main.tvmain.tv, one of Bavaria's leading regional broadcasters, has chosen PlayBox Technology Neo as the core playout system for its new high definition television service. Based in Aschafenburg, main.tv produces a wide range of programmes for viewers in Lower Franconia and across the Rhine-Main plain. The new system was supplied by VIDI GmbH, PlayBox Technology master distributor for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
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Teranex AV Used on Train’s Play That Song Summer Tour
Teranex AV Used on Train’s Play That Song Summer TourBlackmagic Design today announced that its Teranex AV broadcast quality standards converter was used for signal conversions on American pop rock band Train’s “Play That Song” summer tour. Several additional Blackmagic Design products were also used on the tour, including a Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12 router with Videohub Smart Control, HyperDeck Studio Pro broadcast deck, SmartView Duo monitor and UltraStudio 4K capture and playback device.
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AMIA Awards to be Presented at Annual Conference
AMIA Awards to be Presented at Annual Conference
Robert Gitt to Receive Silver Light Award for Lifetime Achievement
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) will present four awards in recognition of work by individuals in the areas of archiving and preservation on November 30, during the AMIA Annual Conference in New Orleans. This year’s recipients include Robert Gitt, founder of the UCLA Film & Television Archive's Preservation Department, for the Silver Light Award; Chapin Cutler, co-owner of Boston and Light & Sound (BLS), for the Spotlight Award; Regina Longo, founder and leader of the Albanian Cinema Project (ACP), for the Alan Stark Award; and Moriah Ulinskas, longtime chair of the AMIA Diversity Committee, with the William S. O’Farrell Volunteer Award.
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Massive Growth for Indie SFX as ‘A Sound Effect’ Turns Three and Celebrates with up to 80% Off Sale
Massive Growth for Indie SFX as ‘A Sound Effect’ Turns Three and Celebrates with up to 80% Off Sale
500 new unique and targeted sound libraries added since last year for content creators seeking the freshest sounds on the planet
A Sound Effect, the community-based, sound effects (SFX) online marketplace, turns three this week, and celebrates with the biggest sale in the site's history, with several hundred sound effects libraries on sale at up to 80% off. Independent sound effects are booming, and there are now more than 1400 individual sound effects libraries available in the carefully-curated collection on A Sound Effect. They cover everything from exotic bugs to drainpipes and everything in between.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Powerful New 6G‑SDI Mini Converters Starting at $145
Blackmagic Design Announces Powerful New 6G‑SDI Mini Converters Starting at $145
New models feature 6G-SDI for all formats up to 2160p30, HDMI instant lock, 3D LUTs and more
Blackmagic Design today announced new broadcast quality 6G‑SDI mini converters for converting SDI to HDMI and HDMI to SDI. These new models include more advanced features and new lower prices than the previous 3G‑SDI and 4K models that they replace. Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 6G is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$145, and Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 6G is also available for US$185.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for USB Powered Micro Converters
Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for USB Powered Micro Converters
Blackmagic Design smashes the price barrier for SDI conversion with prices starting from only $39!
Blackmagic Design today announced new lower cost USB powered micro converters, repacked without the power supply so customers can use the power supplies they already own. The new repackaged, incredibly small, Micro Converter HDMI to SDI is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers for only US$39, and the Micro Converter SDI to HDMI is also now available for only US$45.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink 8K Pro with World's First Quad Link 12G‑SDI Capture and Playback
Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink 8K Pro with World's First Quad Link 12G‑SDI Capture and Playback
The world’s first quad link 12G-SDI capture and playback card designed for high resolution, deep color high dynamic range 8K workflows!
Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink 8K Pro, a new high performance capture and playback card featuring quad link 12G‑SDI to allow real time high resolution 8K workflows. This new DeckLink 8K Pro breaks new ground in high quality as it supports all film and video formats from SD all the way up to 8K DCI, 12‑bit RGB 4:4:4, plus it also handles advanced color spaces such as Rec. 2020 for deeper color and higher dynamic range. DeckLink 8K also handles a massive 64 channels of audio, stereoscopic 3D, high frame rates and more.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 4.7 Update for Micro Studio and Micro Cinema Cameras
Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 4.7 Update for Micro Studio and Micro Cinema Cameras
New software update improves image quality, adds RAW output, and includes more remote control options!
Blackmagic Design today released Blackmagic Camera 4.7 Update for Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K and Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera. This update adds new video formats, dramatically improved sensor performance, new gain settings, RAW output via SDI, and new control options for operating the cameras remotely.
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Blackmagic Cintel Scanner Used on Channel 4 George Michael Documentary
Blackmagic Cintel Scanner Used on Channel 4 George Michael Documentary
Starting with everything from Video 8 to a variety of film stocks, more than 30,000 feet of final reels digitized in 4K, all in real time
Blackmagic Design today announced that its Cintel Scanner was used to help digitize archived footage held on 16mm and 35mm film for new Channel 4 autobiographical documentary George Michael: Freedom.
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DP Judd Overton shoots The Letdown with VariCam LTs
DP Judd Overton shoots The Letdown with VariCam LTs
Netflix and Australian Broadcast Corporation partner on series produced and written by Sarah Scheller and Alison Bell
Netflix and the Australian Broadcast Corporation have partnered to produce a new comedy series, The Letdown. Produced and written by Sarah Scheller and Alison Bell, the pilot and six half hour episodes follows Audrey, played by Bell, as she navigates the chaos of motherhood while still trying to balance a career-focused husband, a self-absorbed mother, and a care-free best friend. The series also stars Duncan Fellows, Sacha Horler, Noni Hazelhurst and Celeste Barber.
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Local Hero Uses Facilis TerraBlock for 4K Finishing and Netflix Deliverables
Local Hero Uses Facilis TerraBlock for 4K Finishing and Netflix Deliverables
Demanding finishing workflow requires guaranteed performance 24/7
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that Local Hero, a creative boutique for independent filmmakers on the west side of Los Angeles, is using Facilis TerraBlock for their most demanding 4K finishing and Netflix mastering workflows.
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Rising Sun Pictures Hammers Out VFX for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok
Rising Sun Pictures Hammers Out VFX for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok
Studio takes the lead in slow-motion battle scene; recently expanded character animation department creates photo-real warriors, horses and digital characters.
Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), Australia’s premiere visual effects studio, produced more than 170 final visual effects shots for Thor: Ragnarok¸ the new film from Marvel Studios. Working under the supervision of Director Taika Waititi, production Visual Effects Supervisor Jake Morrison and production Visual Effects Producer Cyndi Ochs, RSP’s team spent more than 18 months helping to craft some of the film’s most memorable, creative and technically challenging scenes.
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SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Expo Draws Record Crowds
SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Expo Draws Record Crowds
Plans for 2018 Already Underway: Annual SMPTE Event Will Move to a New Downtown Los Angeles Venue to Accommodate Sustained Growth
LOS ANGELES — Oct. 26, 2017 — SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), held this week in Hollywood, California, drew more than 2,500 registered attendees for a landmark event. SMPTE 2017 featured 70 expert presentations, 105 exhibitors spread across two nearly sold-out exhibit halls, the IP Showcase, a beer garden, Broadcast Beat's Live! Studio, and a full-day symposium on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
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Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Kathryn Bigelow
Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Kathryn Bigelow
2018 MPSE Golden Reel Awards Slated for February 18th
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today announces that it will honor Kathryn Bigelow with its annual Filmmaker Award. The director of such films as Detroit, Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker, is being recognized for her outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. She will receive the award at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony February 18th in Los Angeles.
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College Football Playoff Extends Exclusive Licensing Partnership With Wazee Digital
College Football Playoff Extends Exclusive Licensing Partnership With Wazee Digital
College Football Playoff Extends Exclusive Licensing Partnership With Wazee Digital, Wazee Digital Manages All Licensing and Distribution of College Football Playoff Clips
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that College Football Playoff (CFP) has extended its contract with Wazee Digital to manage the licensing of all CFP digital content. Under the three-year contract extension, Wazee Digital will continue to be CFP's exclusive licensing agent to tag, archive, and monetize the organization's copyrighted events through Wazee Digital Commerce.
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Manios Digital & Film hires industry vet Tom O’Neill to lead sales in Eastern U.S.
Manios Digital & Film hires industry vet Tom O’Neill to lead sales in Eastern U.S.
O’Neill will manage sales and dealer relationships in New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest states.
Manios Digital & Film, a leading supplier of high-quality tools used in broadcast production and digital cinematography, has appointed Tom O’Neill to direct Eastern Regional Sales. O’Neill will manage sales and dealer relationships in an area including New England, Mid Atlantic, South East and Midwest states. He will also represent the company at trade shows and other industry events in the region. Manios Digital & Film is the exclusive North American distributor for Cartoni, Vocas, Kinotehnik, Hawk-Woods, the Veydra 1.2x Expander and other premium products and brands.
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India's The Ghazi Attack film graded on Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve
India's The Ghazi Attack film graded on Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve
India's first war-at-sea film, is an epic underwater tale of immense courage and undying patriotism.
Blackmagic Design today announced that B2H Studios Private Limited, an entertainment company focused on providing world-class services to the global cinema industry, graded ‘The Ghazi Attack’ on Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve. The decade old company has two coloring suites in Chennai & and one in Hyderabad (South India).
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Kodak Finalizes Deals with Hollywood Studios
Kodak Finalizes Deals with Hollywood StudiosKodak announced today that it has finalized new film supply agreements with all six major Hollywood studios. As part of these agreements, Kodak will continue to provide motion picture film to 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Co., Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., NBC Universal Inc., Paramount Pictures Corp. and Sony Pictures for their movie and television productions.
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Ana Florit is your typical Los Angeles-based film editor: among other things, she grew up in the French Alps, moved to Paris, directed a one-hour movie, moved to Hollywood, and has served as the lead editor on the 2nd, 3rd, and now, the latest in the pop-culture phenomenon Sharknado franchise, Sharknado 5: Global Swarming. You know, your usual run-the-the-mill American Dream story. In Ana’s case, the journey also includes a stint at Video Symphony, a Saturn Award nomination, and playing a major role in moving independent production powerhouse The Asylum fully from FCP7 to Premiere Pro. Here, Ana talks with Creative COW Associate Editor Kylee Peña about workflow, VFX, and some of the secrets of Sharknado's success. (Spoiler alert: they're not comedies.)
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Indie Film Sound Editing: A This Guy Edits TutorialIndie Film Sound Editing: A This Guy Edits Tutorial
ACE Award-nominated picture editor Sven Pape ("This Guy Edits") speaks with Sundance Award-winning sound editor Ugo Derouard on The 5 Five Steps of Audio Post Production: Sound Editing, Spotting, Dialog Editing, Sound Design, and Sound Mixing, paying special attention to the specific needs of, and techniques that can work best for, independent filmmakers.
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Before the lush celebrity gift suites, the sold-out Q&A sessions, and the long lines of frozen but eager cinephiles trying to grab the hottest ticket in Park City, a movie was made -- and it was hard work. And behind the producers and directors and actors who led the charge,...
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Sundance Impressions: Three Movies on Sunday
Yeah, it’s Tuesday. I lost a day to travel, as I returned to Los Angeles yesterday in a sold out flight filled with exhausted looking film fans and the occasional indie actor. Our scarves and new boots have seen winter, and we’re through with it. On Sunday I took full...
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Sundance Impressions: Snow and “The Sentence”
The threat (or promise, depending on your outlook) of snow delivered today in full force. So much so that I was taken off guard and missed an early screening due to basically being buried in a snow drift. I was born and raised in the midwest, and I started driving...
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