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REDirect Film Competition Voting Now Open
REDirect Film Competition Voting Now OpenRED Digital Cinema®, in partnership with Outside TV, has opened audience voting for this year’s edition of REDirect, a short film competition. In its third year, REDirect Explore 2016 celebrates the exploration of the outside world. This past spring, eight hand-selected cinematographers from around the globe were challenged with creating a captivating outdoor adventure lifestyle story.
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Media Links To Show New IP Management System at IBC
Media Links EMEA, a market leader in solutions to transport broadcast media and data over IP has announced it will show its new network management system NetGazer™ at IBC 2016 on booth 1.C31. NetGazer monitors and manages both local and wide area IP networks to enable performance optimization for high bandwidth multi-media services.
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MAXON Announces Cinema 4D Release 18
Powerful, Flexible New Features to Leading 3D Application Elevate Motion Graphics, VFX and Visualization Workflows
MAXON today announced Cinema 4D Release 18 (R18), the next generation of its industry-leading 3D animation, graphics, VFX, visualization, and rendering software application. Cinema 4D R18 has new, powerful and easily accessible tools that are tailored to the needs of creative professionals to help master the challenges of digital production for TV, film, games, architecture, advertising and design.
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Sonic Union and Blackrose evoke the spirit of modern rebellion
Sonic Union and Blackrose evoke the spirit of modern rebellionSonic Union mixer Brian Goodheart teams up with director Robert Broadhurst to bring the edgy aesthetic of the Autumn/Winter 2016 collection for Adidas Y-3 to visceral life in an intense new campaign video from the Blackrose agency. The short film features models sporting Y-3 gear against an abandoned industrial backdrop, racing against the intrusive gaze of an omnipresent surveillance system. The wardrobe of oversize black hoods, chunky boots, skintight leggings and activewear, paired with a pulse-pounding soundtrack, brings to life the intersection of rave culture and the minimalism of modern urban youth style.
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Deluxe’s Iloura Puts the Ghost in Ghostbusters
Deluxe’s Iloura Puts the Ghost in GhostbustersIloura team completed 500 shots: led by Iloura VFX Supervisors Glenn Melenhorst and Andrew Hellen, Iloura VFX Producers Ineke Majoor and Jeannette Manifold, and colored by Jill Bodganowicz
Deluxe's Iloura team completed 500 shots in the recent release of Ghostbusters, in an effort led by Iloura VFX Supervisors Glenn Melenhorst and Andrew Hellen and Iloura VFX Producers Ineke Majoor and Jeannette Manifold. The feature was colored by Jill Bodganowicz at Deluxe’s Culver City, CA facility. Iloura’s slate of work focused on look development for and creation of ghostly characters.
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SMPTE Celebrates Both Its Founders
Following Founders' Day on July 24 and the Anniversary of Incorporation on Aug. 10, Celebrations Will Culminate in Centennial Gala at Society's Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), is celebrating its Centennial with celebrations worldwide. The festivities, which include cakes ornamented with the SMPTE logo and messages of well wishes, actually began in 2015 during the biennial SMPTE technical conference in Sydney and continues with global celebrations held by SMPTE Sections and partner organizations. Part of the celebrations include honoring SMPTE's Founders' Day and the 100th anniversary of its incorporation — July 24 and Aug. 10, respectively.
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20 Emmy-Nominated Shows Supported by Services from the SIM Group
The SIM Group is proud to announce that its companies provided production and post-production services to 20 television productions nominated in the 68th Emmy® Awards. The 20 productions received a total of 123 nominations. Among them are Game of Thrones, The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and Fargo with 23 nominations, 22 nominations and 18 nominations, respectively.
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Thinkbox Previews New VFX Tool at SIGGRAPH 2016
Cloud-Based App Streamlines Management of Script Breakdown to Final Shot Delivery
Thinkbox Software has teamed with veteran VFX Producer Joyce Cox ("The Jungle Book," "The Great Gatsby," "Avatar") to develop Vero, a new cloud-based application that simplifies the VFX budgeting and cost management processes. Encapsulating Joyce's proven bidding philosophy and methodology into an accessible, easy-to-use interface, Vero helps estimate and track VFX budgets from script breakdown to shot delivery. Attendees of SIGGRAPH 2016 can preview Vero in Thinkbox's booth #449.
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Blackmagic Design Products Used on More Than 20 of this Summer’s Most Anticipated Films
Blackmagic Design Products Used on More Than 20 of this Summer’s Most Anticipated FilmsBlackmagic Design today announced that more than 20 of this summer’s hottest films used its digital film cameras, VFX and motion graphics software Fusion Studio and DaVinci Resolve Studio on set, editing, color correction and finishing tools to shoot, composite and grade the films.
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FanZone Action During the 2016 UEFA European Championships Shot
FanZone Action During the 2016 UEFA European Championships ShotBlackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K and Micro Cinema Camera were used by production specialist Drone Immersion during the UEFA European Championships, hosted by France, to film live media coverage of the Marseille FanZone.
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"Despicable Me" Co-Creator Sergio Pablos' Next Animated Film "Household Pests" to be Financed by United Media Capital, Pigmental Studios and United Independents Group
"Despicable Me" Co-Creator Sergio Pablos' Next Animated Film "Household Pests" to be Financed by United Media Capital, Pigmental Studios and United Independents GroupLA-based United Media Capital, LLC, ("United Media") announced today it has formed a joint venture fund with Pigmental Studios, LLC (“Pigmental Studios”) of Hollywood & Washington, D.C., and the Santa Monica, CA-based United Independents Group, LLC (“United Independents Group”) for the purpose of co-financing a slate of upcoming animated and live action films. The first film to be financed by the new fund will be “Household Pests,” written by Sergio Pablos, the co-creator of “Despicable Me.”
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The Foundry bring the future of VR and VFX to SIGGRAPH 2016
Leading technology company hosts “behind-the-scenes” presentations from a raft of customers including Pixar, MPC and Sony Pictures Imageworks
Today, The Foundry announced its schedule for SIGGRAPH 2016, which is focused on showcasing how its technology and research projects are helping to bring to life some of the biggest VR and VFX hits of 2016.
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Universal Parks & Resorts and Christie Sign Agreement
Christie will supply Universal Parks & Resorts with industry-leading projection systems for its Theme Parks and CityWalk locations in the U.S.
Universal Parks & Resortshas entered into a corporate partnership agreement with Christie®, which will see Christie delivering the latest projection technologies to Universal Parks & Resortsas the Official Projection System Provider. The agreement includes Universal Parks & Resorts’ Theme Parks and CityWalk complexes throughout the United States.
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Art Directors Guild Returns to Comic-Con with Firefly, Marvel and DC Panels
Art Directors Guild Returns to Comic-Con with Firefly, Marvel and DC PanelsThe Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) returns to San Diego Comic-Con with an exciting 2016 line-up that includes a reunion of the art department from Joss Whedon’s cult-classic “Firefly”, panels with artists who work on Marvel and DC Comic productions and joint activities with the Costume Designers Guild (IATSE Local 892), Motion Picture Costumers (IATSE Local 705) and the Location Managers Guild International.
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John Paulson Joins Deluxe to Lead Post for Features & Advertising
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) announces that John Paulson, the former CEO of Tag Worldwide, has joined the company as President and General Manager, Features and Advertising Post Services, reporting to Deluxe CEO John Wallace. Paulson will integrate Deluxe’s operations that span picture editorial, color, post and production services for feature film and advertising/brand marketing, to streamline processes for clients worldwide. He leads Deluxe’s Beast, Company 3, EFILM, Editpool, Rushes, and Deluxe’s post-production group in Culver City, CA, as well as its Creative New Media team, which provides marketing strategy, design and technology services to create digital products.
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EditFest Los Angeles Announces Stellar Line Up
EditFest Los Angeles Announces Stellar Line UpAmerican Cinema Editors Popular Event Set for August 6
American Cinema Editors has announced that EditFest, the day-long celebration of the art and craft of editing, will return to LA for its 9th annual outing on August 6, 2016. EditFest launched in LA in 2008, offering audiences the opportunity to hear award-winning film and television editors share their insights and experiences. Past EditFest participants have included renowned editors Anne V. Coates, ACE, Tim Porter, ACE, Fred Raskin, ACE, Barney Pilling, ACE, Paul Hirsch, ACE, Tom Cross, ACE and many others.
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Award-winning Director Matt Ogens Joins Bullitt
Award-winning Director Matt Ogens Joins BullittBullitt is excited to welcome director Matt Ogens to its director roster. Ogens is an award-winning filmmaker and commercial director, known for an evocative visual aesthetic where image and narrative are intertwined.
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20 Emmy-Nominated Shows Supported by Services from the SIM Group
20 Emmy-Nominated Shows Supported by Services from the SIM GroupThe SIM Group is proud to announce that its companies provided production and post-production services to 20 television productions nominated in the 68th Emmy® Awards. The 20 productions received a total of 123 nominations. Among them are Game of Thrones, The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and Fargo with 23 nominations, 22 nominations and 18 nominations, respectively.
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HOBO Partners With Gigantic Post On Audio For Sundance Winning Doc “Weiner
HOBO Partners With Gigantic Post On Audio For Sundance Winning Doc “WeinerNEW YORK, NY -- One of the surprise hits on the film festival circuit this year has been the documentary “Weiner,” the all-too-revealing inside look behind the failed New York City mayoral campaign of former Congressman Anthony Weiner that took home the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. Enhancing the aural impact was HOBO engineers Chris Stangroom, Stephen Davies and Julian Angel, who each played a key role in the film’s audio postproduction.
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FuseFX Applies an Inspired Touch to AMC's "Preacher"
FuseFX Applies an Inspired Touch to AMC's "Preacher"Visual effects production for the first season of AMC’s drama Preacher is in high gear at FuseFX, Los Angeles, as artists work to enhance the series’ ample servings of supernatural mayhem. The pilot episode alone featured more than 250 VFX shots with a high degree of integration that achieves a seamless marriage between the practical photography and the digital effects.
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ASG Co-Sponsors Los Angeles Virtual Reality Seminar
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, audio and film integration firm, will co-host a free seminar on virtual reality technologies with AbelCine and Quantum on July 21 from 6-9 p.m. at AbelCine’s offices in Burbank. Produced exclusively for the Los Angeles market, “Virtual Reality – Hot Trends Now and What’s Coming in the Future” will provide an overview of current VR equipment and established workflows, as well as a look ahead to VR technologies in development.
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Canadian Firm First on the Road with FUJINON 107x UHD/4K Lens
Customer Demand for 4K and Long Zoom Sway Video MTL and Dazmo Camera’s Selection of Two 107x and One 22x Lenses for Mobile Truck
Montreal-based production and rental house Video MTL and its Toronto location, Dazmo Camera, are the first to put the new FUJINON UA107x8.4 (UA107x) lens into rental rotation in North America. Just introduced at NAB last April, the UA107x is the longest and widest 4K lens ever created for Ultra HD (UHD) broadcast applications. While Video MTL and Dazmo own several Cabrio PL lenses, their purchase of two 107x’s and one UA22x8 portable zoom is the company’s first optics selection for next-generation 2/3-inch UHD cameras.
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SMPTE Launches The Vista Project, a New Big Screen Interactive Storytelling Competition for Students
Led by Digital Cinema Pioneer Bud Mayo, The Vista Project Is Designed to Serve as an Incubator for the Next Generation of Cinema Storytellers
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the official launch of The Vista Project, a competition that will identify emerging talent in the creative and engineering realms and support future filmmakers in developing interactive cinema experiences.
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SFJAZZ Gets into the Groove with Facilis TerraBlock
SFJAZZ Gets into the Groove with Facilis TerraBlockShared Storage System Enables Video Production Team to Open its Virtual Doors to the Public
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that SFJAZZ, is using a TerraBlock shared storage system to help its video production team store and manage hundreds of hours of media ranging from concert videos to educational content.
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ICYMI: The Foundry released KATANA 2.5
KATANA 2.5 brings greater efficiency to studios of all sizes with new Windows port
Today, The Foundrylaunches the latest update to its professional look development and lighting tool. Responding to customer demand, KATANA 2.5will offer support forWindows, puttingthe award-winning toolin front of more artists working in VFX, broadcast and animation.
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Autocue makes popular teleprompting software free
Autocue makes popular teleprompting software freePopular teleprompting software, QStart (Windows/OS), is now free
Autocue, the world’s leading teleprompting company and a Vitec Videocom brand, is delighted to show how teleprompting can save your production time and money by making the unlimited version of their popular QStart teleprompter software free to everyone! Effective July 1, 2016, Autocue’s Windows/OS QStart software will be free to all users with or without hardware.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield is now available
Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield is now availableNow customers can easily create their own completely customized camera control solutions.
Blackmagic Design announced the immediate availability of the new Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield which lets customers build their own custom controllers for cameras and other SDI devices. The Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield is available now for $95 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Autocue makes teleprompting available to all
Autocue makes teleprompting available to allPopular teleprompting software, QStart, is now free
Autocue, the world’s leading teleprompting company and a Vitec Videocom brand, is delighted to show how teleprompting can save your production time and money by making the unlimited version of their popular QStart teleprompter software free to everyone! Effective July 1, 2016, Autocue’s Windows/OS QStart software will be free to all users with or without hardware.
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NASA Spacecraft Operations Engineer Z. Nagin Cox to Keynote SIGGRAPH 2016
NASA Spacecraft Operations Engineer Z. Nagin Cox to Keynote SIGGRAPH 2016ACM SIGGRAPH announces the selection of Z. Nagin Cox, Spacecraft Operations Engineer with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA JPL), as the SIGGRAPH 2016 keynote speaker. ACM SIGGRAPH’s annual conference is the world's leading interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques. For her keynote, Cox will share stories of NASA missions, including the Mars Rovers, which cut through earthly political and cultural issues, and redefine persistence in engineering and technology. She is known for making listeners rethink their place in the universe and reminding them that robotic explorations of the solar system (and beyond) symbolize all that humankind can do.
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Production Company Hoffman Bros. Launches Sibling Directing Duo Matt & Mark Hoffman Partner with Executive Producer John Beveridge on New Venture
Production Company Hoffman Bros. Launches Sibling Directing Duo Matt & Mark Hoffman Partner with  Executive Producer John Beveridge on New VentureDirectors Matt and Mark Hoffman and long-time producing partner John Beveridge have launched commercial production company Hoffman Bros. The announcement comes on the heels of delivering two projects for Nike, including “Nike Free Anthem” (:60), a thrilling conceptual spot showcasing the barefoot-like flexibility of the Nike Free footwear line (featuring Serena Williams, Kyrie Irving, and Amari Cooper, among many other celebrity athletes).
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Miller Camera Support Equipment Gets On The Ground Floor Of New Documentary "Wonders Of Marsupials"
Miller Camera Support Equipment Gets On The Ground Floor Of New Documentary "Wonders Of Marsupials"Natural History Filmmakers Call on DS20 Fluid Head and MINI Tripod During Production
Filming wild animals requires not only a unique level of talent, but also the proper equipment to support the production. That’s why Daniel Hunter and Edward Saltau of The Natural History Unit production company turned to Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, to help capture footage for the documentary “Wonders of Marsupials.” Using the Miller DS20 Fluid Head in conjunction with the MINI Tripod, the filmmakers were able shoot in a way that will bring viewers eye-to-eye with some of Australia’s most famous indigenous animals.
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HHB Communications at IBC 2016
The creation, management and delivery themes of IBC 2016 are complimented by the HHB Communications stand 8.D56, to which co-exhibitors iOgrapher, Mogami, NUGEN Audio, RØDE Microphones, TC Electronic, Wohler and Zoom will provide a pro audio outlook.
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SFJAZZ Gets into the Groove with Facilis TerraBlock
SFJAZZ Gets into the Groove with Facilis TerraBlockShared Storage System Enables Video Production Team to Open its Virtual Doors to the Public
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that SFJAZZ, is using a TerraBlock shared storage system to help its video production team store and manage hundreds of hours of media ranging from concert videos to educational content.
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Bloomberg TV Convention Coverage To Feature Aladdin Bi-Flex LED Lights
Bloomberg TV Convention Coverage To Feature Aladdin Bi-Flex LED LightsZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions and North American distributor of Aladdin products, today announced more than 80 Aladdin Bi-Flex LED lighting instruments will be used for coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia later this month for two national cable news networks, including Bloomberg Television.
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Canadian Firm First on the Road with FUJINON 107x UHD/4K Lens
Customer Demand for 4K and Long Zoom Sway Video MTL and Dazmo Camera’s Selection of Two 107x and One 22x Lenses for Mobile Truck
Montreal-based production and rental house Video MTL and its Toronto location, Dazmo Camera, are the first to put the new FUJINON UA107x8.4 (UA107x) lens into rental rotation in North America. Just introduced at NAB last April, the UA107x is the longest and widest 4K lens ever created for Ultra HD (UHD) broadcast applications. While Video MTL and Dazmo own several Cabrio PL lenses, their purchase of two 107x’s and one UA22x8 portable zoom is the company’s first optics selection for next-generation 2/3-inch UHD cameras.
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Chainsaw Delivers for "Game of Thrones"
Chainsaw Delivers for "Game of Thrones"The Record-Setting Top-rated Show Completes Sixth Seaso
Post-production finishing for the sixth season of HBO’s Emmy Award-winning series Game of Thrones recently wrapped up at Chainsaw, a SIM Group company. The facility handled visual effects integration, editorial conforming, final color grading and deliverables for the show.
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PipelineFX introduces metered licensing, brings no pre-pays to cloud rendering
Per-minute Billing Supports Burst Rendering Requirements in the Cloud and In-House; Currently In Use at DHX Media and HouseSpecial
Today, PipelineFXannounces metered licensing for Qube!, a new usage-based option. Licenses are dynamically provided as needed, and billed on a per-minute basis, so customers never have to pre-pay. Only 10 cents/hour, metered licensing can be used for all Cloud and on-premise projects, giving render wranglers and IT managers supreme flexibility when planning tasks and future expenditures.
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Voting for REDirect Explore 2016 “Fan Favorite” Now Open
Voting for REDirect Explore 2016 “Fan Favorite” Now OpenRED Digital Cinema®, in partnership with Outside TV, has opened audience voting for this year’s edition of REDirect, a short film competition. In its third year, REDirect Explore 2016 celebrates the exploration of the outside world. This past spring, eight hand-selected cinematographers from around the globe were challenged with creating a captivating outdoor adventure lifestyle story. The contestant videos are now complete, and votes for this year’s Fan Favorite can be cast until 12:00pm PT on August 8, by liking the video on RED's 4K YouTube Channel, Shot on RED.
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IBC2016: EditShare Leads IBC Presence with Remote Editing, Cloud-Based MAM and Scalable 4K/UHD Storage; Extends Workflow Capabilities with Key Third-Party Integration
EditShare MAM and storage optimize content management for multisite productions; integrates Aspera, Interra Systems, Vidcheck and Audio Network
EditShare will showcase at IBC2016 formidable new media management capabilities soon available in EditShare Flow, its flagship Media Asset Management (MAM) solution, as well as unveil new options for the XStream EFS high-performance, distributed shared storage product line. Expanding upon its robust on-premise and secure cloud-based content management workflows, EditShare is also demonstrating new integration with several key technologies: Aspera file transfer; Interra Systems’ Baton and Vidcheck quality control (QC); and Audio Network stock music.
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SMPTE Opens Registration for Society's Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Will Explore Media and Entertainment Technology While Celebrating Society's 100-Year Anniversary
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has opened registration for the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016), scheduled for Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California, starting off with the daylong SMPTE 2016 Symposium on Oct. 24. Early bird rates are available now through Aug. 20.
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Archion Technologies Introduces Omni Hybrid, the Ideal Storage Workflow Solution
Archion Technologies Introduces Omni Hybrid, the Ideal Storage Workflow SolutionArchion Technologies, a world leader in high performance shared media storage, has introduced into the entertainment, broadcasting and multi-media industries its EditStor Omni Hybrid – the company’s newest product within its family of collaborative storage solutions for demanding media workflows. The announcement was made by Reuben Lima, CEO/Founder, Archion.
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Cooke Optics Displays New Anamorphic/i Zoom Lens at IBC 2016
Anamorphic/i, 5/i, S4/i and miniS4/i lens ranges on display
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, will demonstrate the new 35-140mm zoom at IBC 2016, alongside a variety of Anamorphic/i, 5/i, S4/i and miniS4/i lenses on Stand 12.D10.
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Park Pictures Signs Director Laurent Chanez
Park Pictures Signs Director Laurent ChanezBicoastal production company Park Pictures has signed French director Laurent Chanez for U.S. and U.K. representation. All of Chanez’ emotionally-charged work – from stirring montages to adrenaline-pumping auto work to striking beauty spots – combines authenticity with artful composition. He has helmed spots for such top brands as Benetton, Nike, Lexus, L’Oréal, Hyundai, Sky TV, Pepsi and Peugeot, among numerous others. His widely heralded “Unhate” for Benetton was featured at the 2013 TED Conference and his spot for French fragrance “Flower by Kenzo” earned an Epica Award. Beyond commercials, Chanez has directed longer form content, including the short film “Forme,” which was an official selection at the Buenos Aires Film Festival and the Plantin-Paris Film Festival.
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Adorama Presents: TOP PHOTOGRAPHER WITH NIGEL BARKER
Adorama Presents: TOP PHOTOGRAPHER WITH NIGEL BARKERWorld-renowned photographer Nigel Barker invites photographers nationwide to enter for a chance to compete to be the next Top Photographer; 5-episode reality series to air on AdoramaTV this fall
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, announced today the launch of a brand new reality web series competition for every type of photographer: TOP PHOTOGRAPHER WITH NIGEL BARKER. Open to all photographers across the nation, from professional shooter to hobbyist to iPhoneographer, five contestants will be hand-picked by Nigel Barker himself to compete in the AdoramaTV original series, where they will be challenged to prove they have not only the skills, but the vision to become the next Top Photographer.
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Lipsync Post Works On Triplet Of Creative Arts Projects
Steve McQueen, Banksy and Gregory Porter amongst artists featured in latest creative pieces
LIPSYNCPost has recently completed post-production services on a triplet of art productions including exhibitions and post production documentary work featuring Steve McQueen, Banksy and Gregory Porter.
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Mill+ Creates Stunning Animation for Cancer Research Charity Ride
Mill+ is pleased to present “A Journey to Hope,” an original animated piece created for charity cycling group Fireflies West. The release of the promo film comes ahead of the Fireflies West’s annual ride down the California coastline in support of cancer research facility City of Hope.
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Silver CLIO Sports Award Goes to NHL "Name" Spot Edited by Steve Bell of Cutters
Last night at the official ceremony for the third annual CLIO Sports Awards, the National Hockey League and agency Baby Bear's Porridge Productions were honored with the Silver award in the Commercials category for the 2015 Stanley Cup Final national spot entitled "Name" (https://youtu.be/E8uggvSFsl0).
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Cello emerges as star of BBC Proms
Cello emerges as star of BBC PromsThe skill of multimedia artists, 59 Productions, the musical talents of internationally acclaimed cellist Sol Gabetta, and the magic of BlackTrax realtime motion tracking system has come together to create the most spectacular and memorable promotional film for the BBC Proms to date.
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SIGGRAPH 2016 Announces Award Winners and Highlights of 43rd Annual Computer Animation Festival
SIGGRAPH 2016 Announces Award Winners and Highlights of 43rd Annual Computer Animation FestivalSIGGRAPH 2016, the world’s largest annual event in computer graphics and interactive techniques, announces the winners — and highlights — of the 43rd annual Computer Animation Festival. With the tagline "Render the Possibilities," SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24–28 July 2016.
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AMIA and Alamo Drafthouse Team Up for Film Projection Workshop
Three-day Event Provides Film Projection Training and Insight from Industry Experts in Partnership with The Film Foundation
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) and Alamo Drafthouse, in partnership with The Film Foundation, will host a three-day film projection workshop offering expert-led training for managers, curators and projectionists in the proper presenting of 35mm film in theaters. The hands-on, educational event will be held August 22-24 in Austin, Texas, at the Alamo South Lamar location. Additional partners supporting the symposium include Kodak and Boston Light & Sound.
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U. of North Texas' Media Arts Dept. Invests in 30 AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorders for Undergraduate/Graduate Instruction, TV Production
U. of North Texas' Media Arts Dept. Invests in 30 AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorders for Undergraduate/Graduate Instruction, TV ProductionVariCam LT Assigned to Advanced Cinema Classes
The Department of Media Arts of the University of North Texas’ College of Arts and Sciences recently purchased 30 Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor 4/3” handheld camcorders that will be used in classes including narrative, news, documentary and entertainment acquisition techniques, as well as for news production at the university’s cable television station. The Department also bought a VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder for advanced narrative film classes.
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Lipsync Post Brings The Living And The Dead To Life
Lipsync Post Brings The Living And The Dead To LifeLIPSYNC Post provides titles design work for new BBC series
LIPSYNCPost has created the disturbing title sequence for BBC ONE’s chilling new six-part drama series, The Living and the Dead, that hit the screens on 28 June 2016.
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Full Sail University Installs Extensive Focusrite RedNet System
Full Sail University Installs Extensive Focusrite RedNet SystemFull Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, has installed a comprehensive system of Focusrite RedNet Dante™-networked audio converters and interfaces in its Full Sail Live 1 building, which is home to the university’s Show Production Bachelor of Science degree program. Incorporating RedNet MP8R 8-channel Mic Pre and A/D converters, RedNet D64R 64-Channel MADI-Dante Bridges, RedNet HD32R Pro Tools | HD/HDX Bridges and RedNet 2 16-channel remote-controlled analog interfaces, the new Focusrite system not only provides networking throughout the facility, but also offers students practical experience with the Dante Audio-over-IP protocol.
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Honor Society Signs Director Molly Schiot
Honor Society Signs Director Molly SchiotBi-coastal production company Honor Society has signed director Molly Schiot for U.S. commercial representation. With nearly two decades of experience as a director, she approaches her work with a deep respect for the ubiquitous and mundane, telling stories that captivate and engage viewers from start to finish. Her versatile creative skillset lends itself to a broad range of creative aesthetics, ranging from illustration-driven tabletop work to authentic docu-style shorts, all driven by emotional storytelling at the core. She has worked consistently as a freelance talent and has also been signed with top production shops including Über Content and RadicalMedia, helming spots for top brands including Kiehl’s, Charter Communications, Nokia, JC Penny and Levis, among others. In her recent ESPN 30 for 30 short, “Our Tough Guy,” Schiot deftly dismantles the myth behind one of the NHL’s most fearsome players, John Wensink.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 3.4 Update for Blackmagic
Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 3.4 Update for BlackmagicBlackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 3.4 update for the original Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. This new update adds SDI record trigger, RP-188 timecode output and improved 6G-SDI output compatibility. Camera 3.4 update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is free of charge for all Blackmagic Production Camera 4K customers.
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Blackmagic Design announces new ATEM Switcher 6.9 Update
New software update adds VU meters, switchable program and preview, and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of ATEM Switcher 6.9 update which adds new multi-view output features including VU meters, the ability to swap program and preview windows and more. ATEM Switcher 6.9 update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is free of charge for all Blackmagic ATEM switcher customers.
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Etere ETX Expands Product Support with Bluefish444
Etere ETX Expands Product Support with Bluefish444Etere ETX offers compatibility with Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova S+, Epoch | Supernova CG and Epoch | Neutron cards with new release Etere 26.3.
Etere announced that its 4K, IT-based video management solution, Etere ETX, is now compatible with Bluefish444 Epoch video cards. Etere is pleased to collaborate with Melbourne's innovative developer, manufacturer and marketer for the professional video industry, Bluefish444, for this latest interoperability advancement.
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Colorist David Cole Joins FotoKem Creative Services
Colorist David Cole Joins FotoKem Creative ServicesAddition to Team Underscores Company’s Filmmaker Focus
Senior Colorist David Cole has joined FotoKem’s Creative Services Division, deepening the facility’s digital intermediate talent bench. The move underscores FotoKem’s focus on serving the creative community with top-tier artists and technology experts. One of Cole’s first projects, based at FotoKem’s Burbank headquarters, will be Legendary’s upcoming Kong: Skull Island.
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Avid Pro Tools | S6 Enables Sony Pictures Post Production Services to Boost Creativity and Collaboration
Avid marks the sale of its 1,000th Pro Tools | S6 control surface as demand continues to grow
Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that it has sold its 1,000th Avid Pro Tools® | S6 control surface to Sony Pictures Post Production Services, highlighting strong momentum for the modular control surface across leading film production, music and post-production facilities. Continuing demand for Pro Tools | S6 places the audio control surface at the center of creative workflows, enabling mixers to work more efficiently and fluidly.
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VFX Supervisor Eric Gambini, Two Others Join FuseFX, Vancouver
VFX Supervisor Eric Gambini, Two Others Join FuseFX, VancouverVFX Supervisor Eric Gambini has joined FuseFX, Vancouver, as the company continues to add staff to service the region’s boom in television production. A native of France who has worked at visual effects facilities around the world, Gambini most recently served as On-Set VFX Supervisor on the CW series The 100. Also new to FuseFX Vancouver are VFX Producer Graeme Marshall and CG Supervisor Adam Marisett.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Filmmaker Anna Akana As Its Next Rebel With A Cause, Continuing A Year-Long Celebration Of The 25th Anniversary Of The Canon EOS Rebel SLR Camera
YouTube Personality and Actress Gave the Crowd at VidCon 2016 a Sneak Peek At What Makes Her a Rebel With A Cause
Anna Akana and Canon U.S.A., Inc., together announced that Akana will become the latest personality featured in the “Rebel With A Cause” initiative, which celebrates 25 years since the introduction of Canon’s first EOS Rebel SLR camera. Following in the footsteps of American daredevil Nik Wallenda and GRAMMY®Award winning record producer Swizz Beatz, Akana, a strong proponent of anti-bullying and suicide prevention, will be featured in a video dedicated to her own unique cause, debuting in September.
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Killer Tracks Adds Nashville's Ian Bern to Its "Artist Series"
Killer Tracks Adds Nashville's Ian Bern to Its "Artist Series"Announces Spotify promotion tied to singer/songwriter’s debut EP.
Singer/songwriter Ian Bern is the latest addition to Killer Tracks’ groundbreaking Artist Series. The Nashville-based artist has drawn strong reviews for his debut single Enough/It’s Not Youon B3SCI Records. Killer Tracks is announcing this new deal with a special promotion on Spotify that includes a chance to win a signed 7” vinyl.
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Legendary Editor Anne Coates, ACE Headlines Sight, Sound & Story 2016
Manhattan Edit Workshop's Fourth Annual June Post Summit Sells Out
On June 11, 2016, over 300 editors, filmmakers, and post production professionals packed the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway for a full day of panels focused on the art of editing documentary films, episodic TV, visual effects, and an in-depth discussion with legendary Oscar-winning editor Anne V. Coates, ACE. The day-long summit was followed by a two-hour networking party sponsored by the American Cinema Editors (ACE.) This year marks the fourth year of the only New York full day summit focused on the art of post production.
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NahidRains Pictures Produces Programs for BTV Chittagong with Blackmagic Design Cameras
NahidRains Pictures Produces Programs for BTV Chittagong with Blackmagic Design CamerasBlackmagic Design today announced that NahidRains Pictures, a production and postproduction company based in Chittagong, Bangladesh, is producing programs with Blackmagic Design’s URSA, Production Camera 4Ks, Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Pocket Cinema Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio for BTV Chittagong, a television channel affiliated to Bangladesh’s largest television network Bangladesh Television (BTV).
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Canon Professional Technology & Support Center Relocating To Burbank, California
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that the Canon Hollywood Professional Technology & Support Center currently located at 6060 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Calif., will be relocating to 3400 West Olive Ave., Burbank, Calif.
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The Roland XS-83H 8-In x 3-Out Multi-Format AV Matrix Switcher Chosen by AV Technik for Audio and Video Switching Applications
The Roland XS-83H 8-In x 3-Out Multi-Format AV Matrix Switcher Chosen by AV Technik for Audio and Video Switching ApplicationsFrom corporate conference work to film festivals, the Roland XS-83H provides AV Technik with a flexible and powerful audio and video switcher that’s laden with useful features
After more than a decade on the road with major touring artists and as a house audio engineer at the legendary Irving Plaza/Fillmore music venue in New York City, Daniel Willis established AV Technik, a full-service AV firm in his hometown of South Portland, Maine, where he’s been serving clients ranging from music artists to corporate conferences to live events that require the kind of high-end technical support he was able to consistently provide in his previous career. Willis picks his tools carefully, and that’s why he picked the Roland XS-83H 8-In x 3-Out Multi-Format AV Matrix Switcher as his main AV switcher.
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From Disney: Never-Before-Seen BTS Making of
From Disney: Never-Before-Seen BTS Making ofDisney is opening its vault and revealing never before seen BTS footage from the making of Hercules in time for today's anniversary of the animated film's release.
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Killer Tracks Releases New Album from Jim Brickman with a Patriotic Theme
Killer Tracks Releases New Album from Jim Brickman with a Patriotic ThemeKiller Tracks Production Music has just released a new, specially-commissioned album of patriotic-themed tracks from multi-platinum-selling composer and pianist Jim Brickman. Freedom Rings features 10 American classics plus two original tracks, performed with the originality, grace and emotional depth that have made Brickman one of the most popular pianists of his generation. The tracks are available for licensing through Killer Tracks. The album can also be purchased commercially through www.jimbrickman.com (for physical CD’s), or iTunes as of July 1, 2016. Currently, Freedom Rings is being featured exclusively on Pandora from 6/23/16 through 6/30/16.
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SIM Group Sponsors "Georgia Night in L.A."
SIM Group Sponsors "Georgia Night in L.A."Annual networking event, slated for June 24th, promotes film and television production in Georgia
SIM Group is proud to announce that it is a corporate sponsor of Georgia Night in L.A., a special event developed by the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office to promote film and television production in the Peach State.
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Boris FX/Imagineer Systems: BCC 10 for Apple Now Shipping
Boris FX/Imagineer Systems: BCC 10 for Apple Now ShippingNew BCC 10 for Final Cut Pro offers hundreds of professional FxPlug tools and creative effects in one complete package.
Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Apple. Following recent releases for Avid, Adobe and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, BCC 10 now delivers major new tools for visual effects, title design, digital beauty work, and image restoration to the Final Cut Pro timeline.
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First Hawaiian Bank Teams with MVNP and Accomplice Media for "Milestone" Campaign
First Hawaiian Bank Teams with MVNP and Accomplice Media for "Milestone" CampaignEight spots use humor emotional storytelling to elevate the bank’s brand imaging
Although it serves a state with a population of less than 1.5 million people, First Hawaiian Bank is intent on reaching its audience with the sophistication of an international financial powerhouse. Teaming with Honolulu agency MVNP and Los Angeles-based production company Accomplice Media, FHB has launched an ambitious branding campaign centering on people coping with life’s milestones. Rather than pushing specific retail services—as most regional banks do—these funny, beautifully-produced spots aim to forge an emotional connection with Hawaii residents from all walks of life.
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Fresh From Two Industry Award Wins, MASTERSFX Expands Into Toronto
Fresh From Two Industry Award Wins, MASTERSFX Expands Into TorontoHollywood & Toronto, June 23, 2016 - Two-time Emmy Award Winner Todd Masters, founder & president of character FX studio MASTERSFX, has announced an expansion of his 30- year-old company, with the opening of a new studio in Toronto.
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Zylight IS3c LED Lights Streamline 'How To Love' Video Production
Zylight IS3c LED Lights Streamline 'How To Love' Video ProductionIn April, during a one-day shoot for the music video for How To Love by Cash Cash featuring Sofia Reyes, the production team was tasked with transforming a California restaurant into a number of different sets. Among other visuals, the finished video features Reyes singing in a sun-drenched bamboo forest, as well as walking through a spacious nightclub garden where she interacts with the group under color shifting lights.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK to Feature the Latest Cinema Display Environment
Event will Present Unrivalled Viewing Experience with Support of RealD and Other Key Companies
When the HPA Tech Retreat, a pivotal gathering of those supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content for the dynamic landscape of distribution environments, makes its UK debut in Oxfordshire, 13 - 14 July, attendees will be viewing content in one of the most advanced settings in the UK. HPA is collaborating with with RealD, Dolby® and a select group of companies to create an exceptional screening environment at the HPA Tech Retreat venue at Heythrop Park Resort.
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Ben Davies, Formerly of Droga5 and BBH, Joins Furlined
Ben Davies, Formerly of Droga5 and BBH, Joins FurlinedBen Davies brings his talents to Furlined, after nearly two decades of outstanding work at top creative agencies, Droga5 New York and BBH London.
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Director Martin Bell Revisits "TINY" with Nice Shoes Colorist Chris Ryan
Director Martin Bell Revisits "TINY" with Nice Shoes Colorist Chris RyanThe story of "Tiny" Erin Blackwell, spans over thirty years, with much of it having been documented by filmmakers Martin Bell and the late Mary Ellen Mark, first in their 1984 documentary, Streetwise, in a 2004 follow-up Erin, and again in their new film, TINY: The Life of Erin Blackwell. Nice Shoes colorist Chris Ryan graded the film with Bell, with whom he has worked on many projects, including documentaries Twins (2003), Alexander (2006), Prom (2010), as well as a series of short films for Novartis in 2013. Together, Bell and Ryan sought to establish a visual continuity between TINY and Streetwise, bringing together the looks of previously unseen 16mm footage along with recently captured digital footage. The film made its world premiere in the city where both films were shot, at the Seattle International Film Festival, and will make its East Coast debut as part of BAM Cinemafest on June 25th.
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At Steinhafels Furniture, all the Store's a Stage with Facilis TerraBlock
At Steinhafels Furniture, all the Store's a Stage with Facilis TerraBlockShared Storage System Enables In-House Video and Graphics Production Department to Store, Manage and Share Hundreds of Hours of 6K Video and over 750,000 Images
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that the in-house video and graphics production department of furniture retailer Steinhafels is using a Facilis TerraBlock shared storage system to store, manage and share hundreds of hours of 6K video and over 750,000 images.
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Beau Leon joined Framestore in October 2015 as Lead Colourist.
Beau Leon joined Framestore in October 2015 as Lead Colourist.His appointment marked the opening of the LA colour studio, adding further creative firepower to Framestore’s West Coast operation.
How did you make your start in colour?
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Rita Moreno and Quentin Tarantino Receive AFI Honorary Degrees
AFI Conservatory 2016 Commencement Celebrates New Filmmakers
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Archion Announces Collaboration with NewTek to Establish EditStor as First Network Storage System to Adopt NDI for IP Production Workflow
Archion Announces Collaboration with NewTek to Establish EditStor as First Network Storage System to Adopt NDI for IP Production WorkflowArchion Technologies, a world leader in high performance shared media storage, and one of the newest members of NewTek's Developer Network, has embraced NewTek’s open Network Device Interface (NDI™) standard for IP-based production workflows. The announcement was made by Reuben Lima, CEO/Founder, Archion.
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Cinegear 2016 and Making the Jump from Corporate Video to Feature Film with Clinton Harn
Cinegear 2016 and Making the Jump from Corporate Video to Feature Film with Clinton HarnThe Go Creative Show with Ben Consoli
Cinematographer Clinton Harn joins Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli to discuss Cinegear 2016. Plus Clinton's transition from corporate video to feature film with the debut of "Pop Up"
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SIM Group's New Hollywood Headquarters Go Live
SIM Group's New Hollywood Headquarters Go LiveWest Coast headquarters for SIM Digital, Bling Digital and Chainsaw offer complete solutions for production and post at one location.
Today marks the opening of Sim Group Hollywood’s showcase building where Sim Digital, Bling and Chainsaw debut a unique “cameras through post” offering that is the first available in the LA market. With construction completed, the West Coast headquarters, located on the historic Eastman Kodak campus in Hollywood, is fully operational.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera and URSA Mini 4.6K Used on Peugeot Commercial
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera and URSA Mini 4.6K Used on Peugeot CommercialBlackmagic Design announced today that PEUGEOT’s new commercial, “MOTION & EMOTION Taikan Shijou Campaign,” was shot using Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera and URSA Mini 4.6K EF. The spot was also graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Expanded Program for UK Debut
HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Expanded Program for UK DebutExperts head to Oxfordshire 13-14 July for Exclusive Sessions, Compelling Content and Interaction
The HPA Tech Retreat, a pivotal gathering of those supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content for the dynamic landscape of distribution environments, makes its UK debut in Oxfordshire, 13 - 14 July. The Tech Retreat UK has announced an expanded agenda for the two-day event which features two solid days of the sessions on today's timeliest and relevant topics and projects. HPA and SMPTE formalized a partnership last year, and the event is presented by HPA in collaboration with SMPTE. HPA Tech Retreat UK takes place at the Heythrop Park Resort, a manor house that serves as both a 4-star hotel and a top-flight conference centre.
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Veteran Dolly Grip Ian Casas Joins Band Pro
Veteran Dolly Grip Ian Casas Joins Band ProBand Pro Film & Digital, Inc. announced today that Mr. Ian S. Casas has joined the company’s Burbank Sales Team in the role of Product Manager.
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SIGGRAPH 2016 Production Sessions to Host "Making Of" Hit Motion Pictures, Games, VR Films and Theme Park Attractions
SIGGRAPH 2016 Production Sessions to Host "Making Of" Hit Motion Pictures, Games, VR Films and Theme Park AttractionsSIGGRAPH 2016, the world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, will be presenting “Making Of” Production Sessions for a number of high-profile hit motion pictures, video games, VR films, and theme park attractions during this year’s conference. With the tagline "Render the Possibilities," SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24–28 July 2016.
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Belgium Public Broadcaster Builds Visual Radio Station with Blackmagic Design
Belgium Public Broadcaster Builds Visual Radio Station with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that Radio Television Belge de la communaute Francaise (RTBF), the public broadcaster for Belgium's French speaking region, has launched an innovative, multipurpose visual radio workflow featuring the Blackmagic ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, Smart Videohub 20x20 and Teranex Express. Built around production automation with software developed in-house by RTBF, the studio allows the simultaneous broadcast of content via any of RTBF's five radio stations and three television channels using a production team of just three; a radio technician, a vision mixer and an editorial director.
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Film Restoration Experts Attend ARRI Archive Workshop
Film Restoration Experts Attend ARRI Archive WorkshopOnce again, leading figures and technology providers from the world of film archiving and restoration have come together for ARRI’s Archive Workshop at the company headquarters in Munich.
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EditShare and MoovIT Production Services Shortlisted for IBC 2016 Innovation Award
EditShare and MoovIT Production Services Shortlisted for IBC 2016 Innovation AwardEditShare and MoovIT honored in “Content Management” category for remote workflow solutions used on reality TV show “Wild Island.”
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, has been shortlisted for the IBC2016 Innovation Awards in the Content Management category for its collaboration with MoovIT Production Services on reality show “Wild Island.” MoovIT utilised the latest EditShare solutions at the core of their workflow to manage footage from the show, across numerous remote locations in extreme conditions.
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Deluxe Promotes Domenic Rom to President & GM, TV Post Services
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) announces that 30-year television post-production industry veteran Domenic Rom has been promoted to the role of President and General Manager, Deluxe TV Post-Production Services. Rom, formerly the Managing Director of Deluxe's New York studio (Encore/Company 3/Method), will drive Deluxe's global services for television; specifically, the Encore and Level 3 branded companies. He will be based in Los Angeles, reporting to Deluxe CEO John Wallace.
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Cut+Run Promotes Sean Stender to Editor
Cut+Run Promotes Sean Stender to EditorCut+Run announced today that Sean Stender has been promoted to Editor. While working in a dual capacity as an assistant and editor, Stender was nominated for an AICE award in 2015 for his contribution to the massive, multi-editor campaign for Starbucks. He was then nominated this year, alongside Sam Ostrove, on their co-edited Kendrick Lamar, "Witness Greatness" video for the Grammy's and agency, TBWA/Chiat/Day. In 2015, he won a D&AD award for "Branded film content/entertainment" for Levi's Oakland Skateboarding.
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ASC Elects Kees Van Oostrum as President; Officers Also Appointed
ASC Elects Kees Van Oostrum as President; Officers Also AppointedThe Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers has elected Kees Van Oostrum to serve as president of the organization. This is Oostrum’s first term, which will run for one year, beginning immediately. The ASC Board also selected its slate of officers. They include: Bill Bennett, Dean Cundey and Lowell Peterson as vice presidents; Levi Isaacs as treasurer; Fred Goodich as secretary; and Roberto Schaefer as sergeant-at-arms.
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Eileen Godoy Named Executive Producer at Cognition
Eileen Godoy Named Executive Producer at CognitionHybrid digital production studio Cognition has hired Eileen Godoy as Executive Producer. Godoy will manage film and television projects through the processes of editorial finishing, color grading and deliverables. She will collaborate with sales and play a role in setting strategy and planning growth.
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Editors' Lounge To Kick Off Summer With Celebration & Open House At AlphaDogs Post Production
Editors' Lounge To Kick Off Summer With Celebration & Open House At AlphaDogs Post ProductionThe Editors’ Lounge, now into its thirteenth year, will be hosting a summer kick-off celebration on Friday, June 24 with an open house at AlphaDogs Post Production. Attendees will get the opportunity to ask the staff questions about post-production, take a tour of the facility while mingling and chatting with peers. The celebration will be held at 1612 W. Olive Ave., #200 Burbank, CA beginning a 6:30 pm. The cost to attend is to bring your favorite beverage. Food will be provided compliments of the Editors’ Lounge.
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Panavision Integrates Cooke
Leading motion picture equipment manufacturer is latest company to join stellar list of /i Technology partners
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is delighted to announce that the leading motion picture equipment manufacturer Panavision has joined the growing list of /i Technology Partners, pledging to build support for the /i Technology protocol into its portfolio in the future.
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Community Film's Director Matt Smukler Celebrates Deutsche Bahn's 25th Anniversary In New International Spot
Community Film's Director Matt Smukler Celebrates Deutsche Bahn's 25th Anniversary In New International SpotMatt Smukler of Community Films has directed a moving, new commercial for Deutsche Bahn celebrating its 25th Anniversary. The spot takes us on a soccer fan’s journey where he connects from point A to point B using Deutsche Bahn’s railway. The connection, however, goes farther than the miles in this love story.
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Vinten Gears Up for 4K Sports With Their Durable Vector 750
Vinten Gears Up for 4K Sports With Their Durable Vector 750Vinten, a leading provider of manual and robotic camera support systems and a Vitec Videocom brand, offers the perfect solution for the 2016 sports season with the Vector 750 pan and tilt head. Providing versatile support for 4K, studio, and OB broadcast cameras and lenses, the Vinten Vector 750 is the only system that allows perfect control for large sports cameras at any resolution or frame rate, including UHD and Slow-Mo.
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Northern Lights Adds Creative Director/Editor Pat Carpenter
Northern Lights Adds Creative Director/Editor Pat CarpenterNY-based Northern Lights has added veteran creative director/editor Pat Carpenter. With decades of experience, Carpenter has worked across commercials, broadcast promos, documentaries, music and long form content, infusing a distinct vitality in every project he cuts. Joining Northern Lights from Ripcord Creative, he has lent his talents to a number of top shops in New York City, including Definition 6, Creative Bubble and Unitel. With a history of moonlighting as a drummer in NYC’s punk rock scene, Carpenter’s innate sense of rhythm has led to his natural ease and confidence in editing. His work has garnered numerous industry accolades including a Silver Lion for his work for Benjamin Moore “Talking Wall” out of The Martin Agency, a Gold CLIO for his work on Coca-Cola “Happiness Machine” and numerous PromaxBDA Awards for his extensive broadcast work. With a collaborative approach, Carpenter has developed a lineup of repeat clients, including USA, Syfy, Nickelodeon, Pivot and HBO.
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SMPTE and HPA Announce Jury for SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
SMPTE and HPA Announce Jury for SMPTE-HPA Student Film FestivalStudents Have Until June 27 to Submit Work, Finalists Will Be Screened Oct. 26 In Hollywood
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries; and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®), the organization serving the professional community by providing expertise, support, tools, and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, and an array of content for a growing number of platforms; today announced the jurors for the second annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 26, following the Oktoberfest Reception at the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California. The deadline for entries is June 27.
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HBO Director of Workflow, post-house founder, owner of the first two RED cameras, founder and developer of Endcrawl, technologist, futurist, educator, and more: John 'Pliny' Eremic, is regularly asked for career advice in the field of filmmaking. Step One, he says, is to consider a new job. There's much more of course, delivered with Pliny's peerless wit, directness, and insight. Whether you're just starting in the business, or looking to break through to the next level, you won't want to miss this guide to making your own luck.
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