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Avid Customers Make a Clean Sweep at the 87th Academy Awards®
Every Winner and Nominee in the Best Picture, Film Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing Categories Relied on Avid Everywhere™
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today congratulated its customers for their outstanding achievements at the 87th Academy Awards®, the world's most prestigious film industry awards. Every winner and nominee in the Best Picture, Film Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing categories was crafted by Avid customers using Avid Artist Suite audio and video creative tools powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform.
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Facilis Technology to Showcase Latest Version of TerraBlock at NAB 2015
News: Facilis Technology to Showcase Latest Version of TerraBlock at NAB 2015At NAB 2015, Facilis (booth SL8811), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets, will showcase significant innovations to its TerraBlock shared storage system. Upcoming releases of TerraBlock will include scale-out features for larger workgroups, integrated asset tracking, improved interoperability with third party applications and performance enhancements for resolution independent workflows.
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Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik Honored with Scientific and Technical Academy Award® of Commendation
News: Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik Honored with Scientific and Technical Academy Award® of CommendationRecognized for efforts in developing infrared-reducing dye-based filters for digital cameras, the honorees received the Academy’s Special Plaque during the Scientific and Technical Awards presentation
Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik of The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, were honored with the Scientific and Technical Academy Award of Commendation during the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on February 7.
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Winners Announced at ICG 52nd Annual Publicists Awards
Bob and Harvey Weinstein Receive Motion Picture Showmanship Award from Billy Bob Thornton Chelsea Handler Gives TV Showmanship Award to Netflix’s Ted Sarandos at 52nd Annual ICG Publicists Awards Lifetime Achievement Award for Bob Newhart; President’s Award to Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs
More than 900 Hollywood publicity and marketing executives, producers, studio and network executives, celebrities and press gathered for the International Cinematographers Guild 52nd Annual Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel today, chaired by Henri Bollinger and co-chaired by Tim Menke.
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OSCARS WORK: GO Director Christopher Guest Takes a Candid Look at
News: OSCARS WORK: GO Director Christopher Guest Takes a Candid Look atGO director Christopher Guest unearths the fanatical quirks that come along with parenting a pet in the humorous new :30 “The New Parents” for PetSmart out of GSD&M, Austin, TX. The spot, which will debut during the 87th Academy Awards broadcast, finds a timid set of first-time pet parents cautiously doting on their duo of adopted puppies when an uninvited and brazen mother-in-law casts protective parenting to the side with a dose of “fun mother” time. The “Partners in Pethood” campaign also includes an anthem spot featuring Anna Faris hosting a dog birthday party complete with canine party hats, a bone-shaped cake, costumed puppy photo albums and overwrought pet-rearing discussions. The campaign also includes four additional spots that all take a hilarious look into the multifarious and all-consuming approaches to raising a pet. Each spot includes :15 and :30 versions as well as extended online versions.
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Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion Studio
News: Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Fusion Studio was used by VFX house Doc & A Soc to construct some of the most complex visual effects in Matthew Vaughn’s latest worldwide cinema release “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”
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Art Directors Guild Gallery Exhibit Opens Sat, Feb. 28
News: Art Directors Guild Gallery Exhibit Opens Sat, Feb. 28The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) Gallery 800 announces its second art exhibition of 2015, "Landscapes,” opening Saturday, February 28, 2015 with a hosted reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Located in the heart of the famed NoHo Arts District, Gallery 800 showcases guild members’ personal art in a series of shows throughout the year. The public will have the opportunity to meet the artists and preview their art. The “Landscapes” reception will feature more than 60 original art pieces, a hosted bar, live music featuring the “Do Drop In” jazz trio and refreshments.
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Chris Haarhoff, SOC (Birdman) recipient of Camera Operator of the Year for Feature Film and Christopher T.J. McGuire, SOC (True Detective) recipient of Camera Operator of the Year for Television at Society of Camera Operators 2
The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announced winners of the Camera Operator of the Year Awards in film and television at its 2015 Annual Lifetime Achievement awards at the Paramount Theater at Paramount Studios, Hollywood on Sunday February 8th, 2015.
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PS Production Services Lights Up "Fifty Shades of Grey"
News: PS Production Services Lights Up "Fifty Shades of Grey"PS Production Services, a SIM Group company, provided lighting and grip equipment to the production of the new film Fifty Shades of Grey from director Sam Taylor-Johnson and Universal Pictures. The lighting and grip package included more than 100 fixtures supplied through PS’s facility in Vancouver.
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Feature Film “Inside the Belly of a Dragon” Shot on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was used to shoot the feature film “Inside the Belly of a Dragon,” an official selection of the 2014 Cambodia International Film Festival.
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Lucky 21's Tom Ryan Makes The New Buttery Jack(TM) Sizzle For Agency David&Goliath
News: Lucky 21's Tom Ryan Makes The New Buttery Jack(TM) Sizzle For Agency David&GoliathFor years, Jack has been the boss at Jack in the Box. Now, he’s ditching his suit and tie and mounting his vintage motorcycle to find better. He’s determined and inspired to create something legendary. It’s with this New Buttery Jack Burger that Lucky 21 director Tom Ryan came in to this picture. Tom Ryan’s expertise is making food a visual hero.
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Thayer Jester Named Vice President of Business Development at Stargate Studios
News: Thayer Jester Named Vice President of Business Development at Stargate StudiosStargate Studios, the global, award-winning production company specializing in virtual production and visual effects, has announced that sales and marketing specialist Thayer Jester has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. Ms. Jester's responsibilities will include developing new business opportunities and strategic relationships for Stargate in the North American Market.
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NEW WORK: Imaginary Forces dives into 40 years of nostalgia for comedy's elite in SNL 40 special
News: NEW WORK: Imaginary Forces dives into 40 years of nostalgia for comedy's elite in SNL 40 specialImaginary Forces peers back on some of the most iconic comedians of the past four decades and the career-defining moments that still make us laugh in the opening sequence for Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary Special. The open takes slices in time from the live sketch comedy show’s star-studded tenure, weaving in timeless characters and sketches in a graphic horizontal timeline of the show’s history. The three-hour special that featured the open aired on Sunday, February 15th.
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Filmmakers depend on Codex for Marvel’s Agent Carter TV series
News: Filmmakers depend on Codex for Marvel’s Agent Carter TV seriesCodex supports first ARRIRAW workflow on TV series
Codex , the industry leader in high-end digital recording and workflow equipment for motion picture and TV production, today revealed how Codex equipment is playing a key role in the making of the hit ABC television series Marvel’s Agent Carter. Codex has provided digital recording for director of photography Gabriel Beristain’s cameras, and has consulted with visual effects supervisor Sheena Duggal on the lens mapping, to assist VFX production. According to Duggal, this is the first TV show to use ARRIRAW for main unit photography. Marvel’s Agent Carter marks the first time an ARRIRAW workflow has been used extensively in series television.
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Blackmagic URSA and Production Camera 4K Used on Opening Title for ‘Doctors 3’
Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K were used to shoot the opening titles of the third season of the popular Japanese drama series on Asahi TV, “Doctors 3.” Production for the opening titles was done by Tokyo based Helmet Inc.
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NEWS--Jon Chappell, Founder/CEO Of Digital Rebellion, To Speak At Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group
News: NEWS--Jon Chappell, Founder/CEO Of Digital Rebellion, To Speak At Los Angeles Creative Pro User GroupDigital Rebellion is pleased to announce that company Founder/CEO Jon Chappell will be the featured speaker at this month’s Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group (LACPUG) event where he will showcase the latest advancements to CinePlay, the media player for creative professionals. The event will be held Wednesday, February 25 at the Gallery Theatre in Hollywood. For more information, click here.
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Autodesk & Shotgun Play a Supporting Role for Academy Award Nominees
It’s Academy Awards Season - Great Artists with Great Technology Are Creating Great Movies : Autodesk and Shotgun Software Are CG Tools of Choice for All 5 Best VFX and 7 Best Picture Academy Award Nominees
The role of technology in the service of great storytelling continues to evolve, and this year's Academy Award nominees reflect the impressive artistry of the global computer graphics industry. From Best Pictures and VFX, to Best Cinematography, Animated Features and Shorts, Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) media and entertainment software played a supporting role in the creation of many of this year's most acclaimed movies. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also recognized Autodesk technology with a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (Sci-Tech Award).
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Art Directors Guild Appoints Bill Thomas as Associate Executive Director
News: Art Directors Guild Appoints Bill Thomas as Associate Executive DirectorBill Thomas has been appointed Associate Executive Director of the Art Directors Guild , replacing the retiring John Moffitt. He reports to ADG Executive Director, Scott Roth, and started his duties on February 1.
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Winners Announced at Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
“BIRDMAN,” “DOWNTON ABBEY” and “DANCING WITH THE STARS” Among Hair Stylists Winners GUILLERMO DEL TORO RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED ARTISAN AWARD FROM GOLDEN GLOBE®-WINNER RON PERLMAN
The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild tonight announced winners of its Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards in 19 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater during the black-tie ceremony at the Paramount Studios Theatre. The awards took place before an audience of more than 500, including guild members, industry executives and press. MUAHS President Sue Cabral-Ebert presided over the awards ceremony with Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs) serving as host. The MUAHS Awards after-party was courtesy of M.A.C. Cosmetics and spirits were presented by Patrón Tequila.
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Acclaimed Commercial Production Company Big Deahl Now Offers Post Production, And Provides Comprehensive Services
News: Acclaimed Commercial Production Company Big Deahl Now Offers Post Production, And Provides Comprehensive Servicesfor New Eggland's Best Eggs Campaign on Behalf of Client Calcium
BIG DEAHL PRODUCTIONS, an acclaimed commercial production company, and home to David Deahl and Todd Klein, among the Top Tabletop directors in the U.S., has formally added post production services to its client offerings. Concurrently, the company has just completed a new campaign, entitled “Better Eggs in Many Ways,” for Eggland's Best Eggs, through client Calcium. BIG DEAHL was responsible for everything from production to post production to final deliverables for the new campaign, finishing 9 spots in total: 2-30’s, 3-15’s and 4-10’s.
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Blackmagic Design announces new Intensity Pro 4K capture card for
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Intensity Pro 4K, a new super fast PCIe card that allows capture and playback of extremely high quality SD, HD and Ultra HD video on Windows, Mac and Linux PCI Express computers.
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ASC Names Winners; BIRDMAN Takes Feature Award
BOARDWALK EMPIRE and MANHATTAN Take Top Honors in TV Categories; Spotlight Award Goes to CONCRETE NIGHT
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC; John Lindley, ASC; and Peter Flinckenberg, FSC earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 29th Annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony took place here tonight at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Lubezki won for the feature film BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE). Freeman won the episodic television category for BOARDWALK EMPIRE, and Lindley took the honors in the TV Movie/Miniseries/Pilot category for MANHATTAN. Winning the ASC Spotlight Award was Flinckenberg for CONCRETE NIGHT.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Present the 2015 Golden Reel Awards
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Present the 2015 Golden Reel AwardsMotion Picture Sound Editors Present the 2015 Golden Reel Awards
(Hollywood, California--February 16, 2015) The Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 62nd MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 20 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries and other media. Supervising Sound Editor Craig Henighan presented the annual MPSE Filmmaker Award to Darren Aronofsky. Re-Recording Mixer Greg Orloff presented the Career Achievement Award to Supervising Sound Editor Skip Lievsay.
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SOC's Recipients for Camera Operator of the Year, Feature Film & Television
Chris Haarhoff, SOC recipient of Camera Operator of the Year for Feature Film and Christopher T.J. McGuire, SOC recipient of Camera Operator of the Year for Television at Society of Camera Operators 2015 Lifetime Achievement Awards
The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announced winners of the Camera Operator of the Year Awards in film and television at its 2015 Annual Lifetime Achievement awards at the Paramount Theater at Paramount Studios, Hollywood on Sunday February 8th, 2015.
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Winners Announced at Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
News: Winners Announced at Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild AwardsThe Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild tonight announced winners of its Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards in 19 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater during the black-tie ceremony at the Paramount Studios Theatre. The awards took place before an audience of more than 500, including guild members, industry executives and press. MUAHS President Sue Cabral-Ebert presided over the awards ceremony with Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs) serving as host. The MUAHS Awards after-party was courtesy of M.A.C. Cosmetics and spirits were presented by Patrón Tequila.
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Avid Customers Triumph at the BAFTA® Film Awards
Winners and Nominees Embrace Avid Everywhere to Create Films Honored at the U.K.'s Most Prestigious Film Awards
Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today congratulated its many customers recognized for their craft as winners and nominees at the British Academy Film Awards 2015, hosted by the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA®) in London on Sunday, February 8. The world's most respected creative professionals embraced Avid Everywhere™, using Avid Artist Suite creative solutions powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform to craft award-winning films, including Best Film winner Boyhood, and nominees The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Theory Of Everything, Birdman and The Imitation Game.
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Marshland Wins TEN Goya Awards
News: Marshland Wins TEN Goya AwardsVersatility, power and technological innovation all in one system - Everything went like clockwork from start to finish with Mistika.”
Confirming its well-deserved place as Spain's film of the year with a coveted Best Picture Goya, Marshland , post produced entirely using SGO's Mistika, has won TEN Goya® Awards.
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Art Directors Guild to Host Oscar Panel on Feb. 21
This year’s Oscar®-nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators from The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Interstellar, Into the Woods and Mr. Turner will discuss their craft at the Art Directors Guildand Set Decorators Society of America’sninth annual The Art of Production Design panel on Saturday, February 21 at3 p.m. Held at the Egyptian Theatre, the panel is in association with the American Cinematheque and is sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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Location Managers Guild of America Awards Announces Honorees
Caroline Baron, Kokayi Ampah And Marino Pascal To Receive Honorary Awards At The Location Managers Guild Of America Awards On Saturday, March 7
Baron, Kokayi Ampah and Marino Pascal will receive honorary awards at the 2nd Annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards, it was announced today by LMGA 1st Vice President, Lori Balton. FilmAid International Founder, Caroline Baron, will receive the Humanitarian Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award goes to veteran Location Manager Kokayi Ampah. Marino Pascal, creator of the forum named Locolist, will take home the Trailblazer Award. The Awards take place on Saturday, March 7, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.
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SMPTE Raises More Than $66K in Crowdfunding Campaign in Support
Individual Donations Come From Around the World; Corporate Sponsors Include Ad-ID, Alliance Video and Post Inc., Blackmagic Design, Canon, Codex Digital, DSC Labs, Ewing-Foley Inc., FotoKem, Image Matters, IMAX, Maxell, Modern VideoFilm, Signiant, and Sundog Media Toolkit
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has successfully completed a 60-day crowdfunding campaign for its "Moving Images" documentary, with a total of $66,382 raised on Indiegogo and additional funds donated directly to the Society. SMPTE's "Moving Images" is currently ranked as the seventh most funded verified nonprofit film project on Indiegogo. The growing list of corporate sponsors for the project includes Ad-ID, Alliance Video and Post Inc., Blackmagic Design, Canon, Codex Digital, DSC Labs, Ewing-Foley Inc., FotoKem, Image Matters, IMAX, Maxell, Modern VideoFilm, Signiant, and Sundog Media Toolkit.
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Hula Post Production Provides Editing Gear for "Selma"
News: Hula Post Production Provides Editing Gear for "Selma"Hula Post Production provided editorial systems and support to Selma, the new film from Paramount Pictures, Pathé, and Harpo Films and director Ava DuVernay, chronicling the historic civil rights march led by Martin Luther King, Jr. in Alabama in 1965. The film, which stars David Oyelowo as King, is currently nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Picture and Best Original Song.
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Blackmagic Design announces ATEM Switcher Update 6.3 with advanced “Power Macros”
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of ATEM Switcher Update 6.3 which adds new advanced power macros that let customers operate dozens of switcher features instantly and in parallel with a single button press. The new power macros are unique because they are extremely easy to build and because they’re located in the switcher, they are available on every control panel for all users.
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Digital Vision to Demonstrate at HPA Tech Retreat
Thor and new 4K tools in the spotlight at theTech Retreat Demo Room
- Digital Vision will be front and center at the HPA Tech Retreat this week, having been selected to participate in the event's meticulously curated demonstration area. The Tech Retreat Demo Room showcases innovative companies that have been chosen to exhibit their products and technologies for the HPA's audience of industry thought leaders. This is the 21st year for the Tech Retreat, seen as one of the most influential conferences serving the entertainment and media technology communities.
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A Life in Sound: MPSE 2015 Career Achievement Honoree Skip Lievsay
News: A Life in Sound: MPSE 2015 Career Achievement Honoree Skip LievsayThis month, The Motion Picture Sound Editors will present Supervising Sound Editor Skip Lievsay with its annual Career Achievement Award. Lievsay joins a list of distinguished sound artists, including Larry Singer, Walter Murch, George Watters II and Randy Thom, who have been recognized with the organization’s top honor. The award will be presented at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards on February 15th in Los Angeles.
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2015 Marks Significant VFX Expansion For SPLICE®; Creative Studio Welcomes VFX Artist Chris Rainey
News: 2015 Marks Significant VFX Expansion For SPLICE®; Creative Studio Welcomes VFX Artist Chris RaineyIn addition to the recent expansion of its visual effects capabilities, the award-winning creative studio SPLICE® is responding to increased demand for its VFX services by adding to its roster of the best and brightest. The latest addition to the team is VFX Artist Chris Rainey.
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Brickyard VFX Breathes Life into Disneyland Short
News: Brickyard VFX Breathes Life into Disneyland ShortBoutique visual effects, animation and digital production studio Brickyard VFX recently completed animated short film "Soar" for Disney Parks in collaboration with director Claire Jantzen of Adolescent Content. The short, via ad agency mcgarrybowen Chicago together with Disney's in-house agency Yellow Shoes, is slated to air in theaters as well as on the Disney Channel.
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Press Release: Big Block Live Adds Powerhouse Team of Executive Producers
Corwin Carroll, Scott Prisand And Tom Pellegrini Bring Strength In Advertising, Entertainment and Technology
Big Block has extended its position at the intersection of advertising, entertainment and technology with the creation of a powerhouse team of executive producers at Big Block Live in New York. Big Block Live’s head of production Corwin Carroll has been elevated to executive producer. Noted film, television and theater producers Scott Prisand and Tom Pellegrini, who currently lead Big Block Entertainment Group, will also assume concurrent roles as executive producers at Big Block Live.
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BVE 2015: Facilis and StorageDNA to Feature Field-Proven Shared Storage and LTO LTFS Archiving Workflow
Together TerraBlock and DNA Evolution Deliver High Performance Creative Media Workflows
StorageDNA, Inc., a provider of intelligent nearline and archiving workflow solutions, and Facilis Technology a shared storage provider, today announced that the companies will showcase their complementary technologies in shared stand R30 at BVE 2015, to be held at ExCel London on February 24-26, 2015.
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Digital Film Tools Releases PhotoCopy 2.0 and reFine 2.0
Digital Film Tools, developer of visual effects software, today announced the release of PhotoCopy v2.0 and reFine Matte v2.0.
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MAXON Congratulates Dutch Filmmaking Trio for its Oscar® Nominated Short Film “A Single Life”
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, announced that its industry-leading 3D software solution, Cinema 4D, was the primary tool used to create “A Single Life”, an Academy Award® nominee in the Animated Short Film category. Created by Job, Joris & Marieke, a Netherlands-based creative studio, “A Single Life” relied extensively on Cinema 4D as its central application to handle the complexities of 3D content creation including modeling, rigging, character animation, lighting, rendering and more.
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Lucky 21 Director Jeff Bednarz Travels To Haiti With The Richards Group & The Salvation Army
News: Lucky 21 Director Jeff Bednarz Travels To Haiti With The Richards Group & The Salvation ArmyThe Salvation Army Haiti was founded in 1950 and has been faithfully serving communities throughout the country for more than 60 years. To highlight The Salvation Army’s ongoing commitment to the country, made deeper and more strident since the devastating earthquake in 2010, The Richards Group and a nimble production crew lead by Lucky 21 Director Jeff Bednarz, traveled to Haiti to film the Army’s operations and the people touched by the organization. The result is a documentary that is as illuminating as it is moving.
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Sound and the Films of MPSE Filmmaker Award Honoree Darren Aronofsky
News: Sound and the Films of MPSE Filmmaker Award Honoree Darren AronofskyThis month, The Motion Picture Sound Editors honor Darren Aronofsky with their annual Filmmaker Award. The award recognizes the director/writer/producer, whose work includes Noah, Black Swan, The Wrestler, The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream and π, as one of the most accomplished filmmakers of his generation and for his contributions to the industry as a whole. He will be presented with the award at the 62nd MPSE Golden Reel Awards, February 15, 2015 in Los Angeles.
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SMPTE to Produce Documentary on Evolution of Motion-Imaging Technology and the People Behind It
Treatment Completed by Chris Kenneally, Randall Dark to Begin Production With Director Howard Lukk
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, is producing a documentary on the intriguing history of motion-imaging technology to celebrate the Society's centennial anniversary in 2016. SMPTE has named motion-imaging technology and creative visionary Randall Dark as producer. Howard Lukk, former vice president of production technology at The Walt Disney Studios, will serve as director on the initial project. Chris Kenneally, who is best known as the writer and director for the acclaimed documentary "Side by Side," produced by Justin Szlasa and Keanu Reeves, already has completed the initial treatment for the film.
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Press Release: Alchemist OD sets new standards in format and frame rate conversion
Snell Alchemist OD - the software version of the world's best standards converter - has made a massive impact with post production professionals around the world. Alchemist OD is delivering incredible results on even the most difficult material - including low frame rate and demanding 4K - by tapping into the ever-increasing power of GPU technology and fitting seamlessly into today's file-based workflows. Here's what a selection of Alchemist OD users have to say:
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NEWS: Zoic Teams up with Industrial Toys for the Launch of Mobile Shooter 'Midnight Star'
News: NEWS: Zoic Teams up with Industrial Toys for the Launch of Mobile Shooter 'Midnight Star'For the launch of the highly anticipated mobile sci-fi shooter Midnight Star, Culver City-based visual effects shop Zoic Studios has partnered with independent game studio Industrial Toys to enhance the visual experience for this immersive adventure. This is Industrial Toys’ debut title, having launched by Bungie co-founder Alex Seropian in 2012 to create great mobile games for core gamers.
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Rising Sun Pictures Artists Win Two VES Awards for "X-Men: Days of Future Past"
News: Rising Sun Pictures Artists Win Two VES Awards for "X-Men: Days of Future Past"Studio’s work on the film’s Quicksilver “Kitchen” scene also nominated for an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award.
Rising Sun Pictures artists were honoured with two awards last night at the 13th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards in Los Angeles. CG Supervisor Dennis Jones won the VES Award for Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal/Live Action Motion Media Project for work on the film X-Men: Days of Future Past. He shared the award with Previsualization Supervisor Austin Bonang, Virtual Production Supervisor Casey Schatz and Cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel.
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NEWS - Christie is Official Laser Projection Sponsor of 2015 HPA Retreat
News: NEWS - Christie is Official Laser Projection Sponsor of 2015 HPA RetreatChristie®, the industry’s preferred brand in the digital cinema projection market, has been named the laser projection sponsor of the 2015 HPA Tech Retreat®, February 9 to 13 in Indian Wells, Calif., with Da-Lite providing the screen. Tech Retreat attendees will see for the first-time ever at this bellwether event an industry-leading laser projection solution; one that delivers incredible brightness, wider color gamut and astounding contrast.
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Panasonic Improves Workflow, Increases Functionality For Varicam 35/hs Camera/recorders With Free Firmware Upgrade
Panasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for its new VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders that incorporates ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording in both models. Additionally, AVC-Intra 4K 4:4:4 12-bit recording,** and AVC-Intra 100 and AVC-Intra 4K-LT (4:2:2) variable frame rate recording support** up to 120fps are new to the VariCam 35.
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Ikegami HDK-97ARRI cameras capture the action at PUR & Friends Mega Concert
News: Ikegami HDK-97ARRI cameras capture the action at PUR & Friends Mega ConcertTV Skyline, one of Europe's largest and most successful mobile television production companies, chose Ikegami HDK-97ARRI cameras to broadcast the recent PUR & Friends 2014 annual concert from the massive Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen. Working in partnership with Neoxfilm, TV Skyline captured the performance for transmission by executive producer, Sky Germany.
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Terrence Malick's "Knight of Cups" Finished at Modern VideoFilm
News: Terrence Malick's "Knight of Cups" Finished at Modern VideoFilmColorist Bryan McMahan applies 4K grade to film set to debut at Berlin International Film Festival.
Modern VideoFilm recently provided digital intermediate color grading and finishing services for Director Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups. The new film, whose large, all-star cast includes Christian Bale, Natalie Portman and Cate Blanchett, will make its world premiere on February 8th at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.
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65th Berlin International Film Festival selects Aspera for fast, secure file-based film delivery
IBM today announced that Aspera has been selected as an Official Supplier for the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, taking place on 5 - 15 February 2015. As one of the most important events for the international film industry, Berlinale attracts more than 300,000 attendees from around the world, and screens some 400 films of every genre, length and format. This year’s festival will see various iconic films screened in 4K resolution -- including Goldfinger (1964) and In Cold Blood (1967) -- requiring a high-speed transport solution capable of moving large amounts of data.
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AJA Ki Pro Helps Cinematiq Pilot Film Festivals Nationwide
News: AJA Ki Pro Helps Cinematiq Pilot Film Festivals NationwideIndie filmmaker and Cinematiq Founder Aaron Owen understands the blood, sweat and tears that go into launching a film on the festival circuit. Inspired by a passion to help emerging talent, he formed Cinematiq in 2013, and brought John Crossley on board as Executive Producer. Together, the duo manages content for film festivals across America, in addition to offering transcoding, conversion, standardization and disc-based authoring services for indie filmmakers. To screen each film reliably at the highest quality, they've formulated a file-based workflow that banks on AJA Ki Pros for playback via venue projectors.
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Kodak Finalizes Deals with Hollywood Studios
News: 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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NY's WorleyWorks Adds Verve and Vivacity with Mistika Precision
News: NY's WorleyWorks Adds Verve and Vivacity with Mistika PrecisionAArmadillo supplies Mistika Precision Panels for Expanding Grading Department
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Wendi McLendon-Covey to Host MUAHS Awards, Feb 14
News: Wendi McLendon-Covey to Host MUAHS Awards, Feb 14Wendi McLendon-Covey will host the Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS)honoring both make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater.
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Blackmagic Design announces DaVinci Resolve 11.2 with improved CinemaDNG processing
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of DaVinci Resolve 11.2, which adds improved CinemaDNG RAW image processing with new soft clipping features, improved round trip workflows with Avid Media Composer 8.3, DNxHR support and more.
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Codex workflow popularity reflected in 2015 Awards season nominations -
News: Codex workflow popularity reflected in 2015 Awards season nominations -Codex digital recording and workflow products harnessed by 14 motion pictures in this year’s Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and ASC Awards nominations
Codex , the industry leader in high-end digital recording and workflow equipment for motion picture and TV production, today announced a dramatic increase in the number of motion pictures, nominated at the 2015 Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) awards, that used Codex products in their production and post production pipelines.
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THE 16th ANNUAL GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS ANNOUNCES ITS CALL FOR ENTRIES!
--Seven Brand New Categories Added--
The Golden Trailer Awards, the entertainment industry’s best and most fun-filled celebration devoted to honoring the most outstanding achievements in motion picture marketing, has announced its call for entries for its 16th annual awards competition taking place on May 6, 2015 at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, CA.
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Logan & Sons Signs Director Christian Alexander Holm-Glad
News: Logan & Sons Signs Director Christian Alexander Holm-GladLogan & Sons, the live-action division of bicoastal content creation studio LOGAN, signs internationally renowned director Christian Alexander Holm-Glad to the their roster of talented filmmakers. A visionary storyteller, Holm-Glad lends his versatile skillset to the Logan & Sons team and will focus on commercials, television series, feature films, and music videos.
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Frankie helps Qoros cars take centre stage in Chinese desert
When your Los Angeles base of operations sits just off the world famous Hollywood Boulevard, you don't need to go far to get the best possible locations for your projects. Even so, Ingenuity Engine opted to take their project for Qoros Automotive to the car company's homeland of China.
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SUPER BOWL XLIX: Sugar's Smith Takes a Worldwide Trek for H-E-B Freshness
News: SUPER BOWL XLIX: Sugar's Smith Takes a Worldwide Trek for H-E-B FreshnessSugar Film Production director Chris Smith tours the globe on a quest for the freshest ingredients in the charming :60 H-E-B 2015 Super Bowl Spot, “On The Road,” out of The Richards Group. The spot features an H-E-B employee packing a suitcase for a worldwide quest to source the freshest ingredients for the one-of-a-kind products of H-E-B’s Primo Picks line. The man makes his most valiant and earnest attempt to stretch his linguistic expertise and conquer local terrain as he goes straight to the source to extract queso from the Rio Grande Valley, lingonberries from Finland, balsamic vinegar from Italy, Celebration Cookies from Canada and fresh peppers for the delicious Pepper Toppers spreads from Peru.
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Intelligent Creatures Uses Fusion Studio For Visual Effects For “Orphan Black”
Blackmagic Design today announced that Toronto based visual effects shop Intelligent Creatures is using Fusion Studio to complete VFX for the hit show “Orphan Black.” VFX work for the show will now include extensive effects for the new season of the show.
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Press Release: Filmlance builds 'The Bridge' with Quantel
Stockholm-based facility handles production and post production of hit Scandinavian crime drama on Pablo
Leading Swedish independent production company, Filmlance, has completed the production and post production on seasons one and two of BAFTA-nominated Scandinavian crime drama 'Bron/Broen'. Filmlance carried out the conform, online, and color grading of the series on its Quantel Pablo color and finishing system. The two 10-part series have been sold to more than 170 countries with successful remakes including 'The Tunnel' (France/UK) and 'The Bridge' (USA/Mexico). Bron/Broen season three is currently in production and is due to air in September 2015.
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Commercial Filmmaker Jordan Brady’s Candid Confessions
News: Commercial Filmmaker Jordan Brady’s Candid ConfessionsEntertaining Online Show Offers Insights, Q&A for Aspiring Spotmakers
On February 10, at 6pm PST, Stageit presents Confessions of a Commercial Filmmaker, Jordan Brady’s 30-minute intro to spotmaking.
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SUPER BOWL XLIX: NBC Sports, Bodega and Rodeo FX Get the Party Started with Carrie Underwood to Open Super Bowl XLIX
News: SUPER BOWL XLIX: NBC Sports, Bodega and Rodeo FX Get the Party Started with Carrie Underwood to Open Super Bowl XLIXNew York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega’s Emmy Award-winning creative director Haley Geffen teamed up with NBC Sports Group and NBC Sports VP Creative Director/Director Tripp Dixon and Rodeo FX to create the high-energy opening for Super Bowl XLIX, held last night. The open, featuring Carrie Underwood in a virtual Phoenix stadium, set the thrilling and star-studded stage for the matchup between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at Arizona’s University of Phoenix Stadium.
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Cinegy announces new partnership with Rahul Commerce
Cinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression, playout and automation, today announced a new partnership with Rahul Commerce, one of India’s leading distributors of multimedia technology in India.
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Berlin15: Kelsey Grammer/ Breaking the Bank / The Exchange
News: Berlin15: Kelsey Grammer/ Breaking the Bank / The ExchangeBrian O'Shea, The Exchange CEO, announced today, that The Exchange acquired worldwide rights for Kelsey Grammer's BREAKING THE BANK.
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Winners Announced at Art Directors Guild Awards
"THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL," "BIRDMAN" and "GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY"
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The Traveling Picture Show Company Director Sam Crawford completes multi-spot campaign for Sleepy's
Director Sam Crawford, The Traveling Picture Show Company and Spike Communications launch campaign for Sleepy's, The Mattress Professionals.
A package of four Sleepy's commercials have been
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Awards News - Marshland leads the Spanish Academy with 17 Goyas
News: Awards News - Marshland leads the Spanish Academy with 17 GoyasPost produced entirely using SGO's Mistika, suspense thriller Marshland is Spain's film of the year, nominated for seventeen Goya Awards. Best Special Effects nominee for his role as colorist and digital effects supervisor, Juan Ventura Pecellín remarked, Mistika's impressive capabilities helped us to achieve a 100% realistic look which was nothing less than spectacular.”
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2015 HPA Tech Retreat® Unveils Expanded Session Schedule
The Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) has announced the final schedule for the 2015 HPA Tech Retreat®, February 9th to 13th, 2015 in Indian Wells, CA. The Tech Retreat is a relaxed yet focused gathering where engineering, technology and strategic business leaders join top creative talent to explore and debate the most compelling topics facing the media and entertainment industry today. The event offers four solidly scheduled days of sessions, demonstrations and events, and delivers a forward looking perspective on an industry continuing its dynamic and rapid transformation of how content is created, finished, distributed and arrived.
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RED and surfer Announce: REDirect surf 2015
RED Digital Cinema and Surfer Magazine have come together to announce the official launch of REDirect Surf 2015. This is the second installment of the REDirect series – a competition and celebration of filmmaking visionaries across the globe, highlighting varying genres. RED and the Berrics joined forces early last year to launch the first ever REDirect, and after an extremely successful collaboration and film festival showcasing 12 of the most renowned skateboarding filmmakers in the world, the focus now turns to the art of capturing surfing.
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ATLANTA’S JOHN SHARAF PHOTOGRAPHY INVESTS IN TWO VARICAM 35 4K CAMERA/RECORDERS FOR RENTAL/PRODUCTION
News: ATLANTA’S JOHN SHARAF PHOTOGRAPHY INVESTS IN TWO VARICAM 35 4K CAMERA/RECORDERS FOR RENTAL/PRODUCTIONCinematographer John Sharaf, principal of Atlanta digital production facility John Sharaf Photography, has purchased two Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders that are immediately available to the region’s burgeoning production community.
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Once Upon a Time DP Stephen Jackson Uses Blackmagic Cinema Cameras
Blackmagic Design today announced that Stephen Jackson, the director of photography for ABC’s Once Upon a Time uses Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF regularly on the show.
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Ringer launches in Los Angeles
News: Ringer launches in Los AngelesDirector of viral Dove Men+Care “Calls for Dad” spot joins with seasoned executive producer for new creative studio venture
Creative studio RINGER has launched in Los Angeles, bringing together award-winning director and creative Rob Meltzer with longtime producer Sven Shelgren. Already, the shop has been awarded major campaigns for the likes of Coca-Cola, AT&T, the NBA, Bravo and Nickelodeon.
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Ravensbourne Students to Support Live BVE Broadcasts
News: Ravensbourne Students to Support Live BVE BroadcastsAt BVE 2015, taking place at ExCel London from 24-26 February, nine students from London’s Ravensbourne undergraduate Broadcast Engineering, Film, and TV courses will gain first-hand experience in live production by assisting in the daily show live from the BVE show floor.
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Archimedia Announces Atlas Player Support for 4K 60p and HDR Content on Any Display
Archimedia Technology, a company whose applications bring precise multiformat viewing to the professional's desktop, TV, UHDTV, and SDI infrastructure, today announced the release of Atlas 3.1.1, the newest version of its full-featured precision media player. Atlas now makes it possible to watch 4K 60p content encoded in practically any format from all kinds of sources and manufacturers on all kinds of displays. That capability is a breakthrough for anyone in the media and entertainment industry — from technorati to producers to executives to archivists to lawyers — who until now had no way to view 4K 60p and high dynamic range content outside of the edit suite where it was created without first transcoding it to a smaller format to suit hardware limitations.
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Nominations Announced for Location Managers Guild Awards, March 7
News: Nominations Announced for Location Managers Guild Awards, March 7Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) today announced nominations in seven categories for outstanding achievement for Location Professionals in feature films, television and commercials competing in the 2nd Annual Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) Awards. The creative contributions of Location Professionals will be recognized, stressing their importance to the process of movie making. The nominations were announced by LMGA 1st Vice President, Lori Balton. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.
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Modern VideoFilm Provides Color Grading and Editorial Services for Golden Globe Nominee "The Book of Life"
News: Modern VideoFilm Provides Color Grading and Editorial Services for Golden Globe Nominee "The Book of Life"Senior Supervising Colorist Dave Cole collaborates with Director Jorge R. Gutierrez to help bring a breathtaking animated adventure to life.
Final post production work for 20th Century Fox’s and Reel FX Animation Studios’ The Book of Life, a Golden Globe nominee for Best Animated Feature Film, was completed at Modern VideoFilm. The months-long effort involved an intense collaboration between Modern’s team, led by Lead Digital Colorist/Supervising Digital Colorist Dave Cole, Director Jorge R. Gutierrez, VFX Supervisor Augusto Schillaci and Art Director Paul Sullivan from Reel FX. Modern VideoFilm’s work encompassed DI color grading in 2D and 3D, editorial conforming in 2D and 3D, and the production of deliverables and marketing media.
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Director Of Photography Michael Minock Shoots Narrative Short, ‘Don’t Look Away,’ With Varicam 35 4K Camera/Recorder
News: Director Of Photography Michael Minock Shoots Narrative Short, ‘Don’t Look Away,’ With Varicam 35 4K Camera/RecorderFlorida-based cinematographer Michael Minock recently shot a narrative short about human trafficking, Don’t Look Away, with Panasonic’s new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder. The 25-minute film will be submitted to film festivals and provided free of charge to organizations that specialize in caring for and rehabilitating victims of the crime.
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The SIM Group to Hold Annual Technology Showcase January 29th in Toronto
News: The SIM Group to Hold Annual Technology Showcase January 29th in TorontoThe SIM Group will host leading manufacturers of cameras, lenses, lighting, post production gear and workflow systems at the 10th Annual SIM Technology Showcase slated for January 29th in Toronto. The popular event provides members of the production and post-production communities with a unique opportunity to examine innovative new products, witness leading edge technology demonstrations and find out from the experts how these new tools and workflows can benefit their businesses.
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Rob Reilly Announced as 2015 AICP Next Awards Judging Chair
News: Rob Reilly Announced as 2015 AICP Next Awards Judging ChairCall For Entries Now Open
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers , today announced that Rob Reilly, Global Creative Chairman of McCann Worldgroup, will serve as the 2015 AICP Next Awards Judging Chair, and Master of Ceremonies at the AICP Next Awards presentation.
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Kodak Product Grants To Be Presented at Slamdance and Sundance
New KODAK Director’s Award, WIF Product Grant to be Presented at Slamdance & Sundance
Kodak will once again support the independent filmmaking community at the Slamdance and Sundance Film Festivals, which run concurrently in Park City, Utah, beginning Jan. 21.
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Moody Gardens Installs Christie Laser Projection
News: Moody Gardens Installs Christie Laser ProjectionMG3D Theater Features MDI 60 by 80-foot White Screen Lit Up by Christie 4K 6P Laser and Viewed With Infitec GmBH 3D Glasses
D3D Cinema and Moody Gardens have announced the grand opening of the MG3D Laser Theater at Moody Gardens, the first institution in the world to feature a giant screen 6-Primary (6P) laser projection system. Audiences will now experience films on a world-class 60 by 80-foot white screen – the largest in Texas – at nearly three and a half times brighter than the current industry standard, with vibrant colors and new 3D glasses technology. The 6P laser-illuminated 4K-resolution 3D dual projector system is manufactured by Christie®, a world leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual displays. The 6P eyewear is designed and manufactured by Infitec GmbH. The 1.4 gain premium white screen was provided by MDI.
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Light of Day Adds Director Brian Petsos
News: Light of Day Adds Director Brian PetsosFilm veteran brings his comedic talent to commercials
NY-based production and VFX shop Light of Day has signed director Brian Petsos for his first commercial representation. Petsos has worn multiple hats, serving as writer, producer, actor and director for a range of film projects, writing and producing “Boobie” (starring Petsos and Elijah Wood) and “Sticky Minds” (starring Petsos, Kristen Wiig and Adam Brody), producing “Adventures In The Sin Bin” and writing feature screenplays for top entertainment studios. Petsos recently directed the dark comedy short “Ticky Tacky” (starring Oscar Isaac), which premiered at the Palm Springs International ShortFest.
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Shane Hurlbut’s 26-City Cinematography Tour
Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C., has announced his highly anticipated filmmaking tour, The Illumination Experience. This tour is ideal for any filmmaker seeking industry insight on cinematic lighting and cinematography. Shane’s Illumination Experience will be traveling to 26 North American cities from September 14 to November 16, 2014.
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cinec 2014, Celebrating its 10th Anniversary Staging, Now More than Ever Combines Professionalism with Innovation
This year, cinec will deal with the contrasts between the traditional roles of film technology and the challenges of modernity. Digitalization calls for a revamp of all areas from camera to distribution and brings together renowned suppliers and newcomers from the realms of the gaming and computer industry. What is required now more than ever is for professionalism to be the highest priority.
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AMIA Partners with Alamo Drafthouse to offer 35mm Projection Workshop
Archival Experts Provide Projection Training for Movie Houses Offering the 35mm Film Experience
AMIA will present a Film Projection Workshop in partnership with the Alamo Drafthouse to offer expert-led training for managers, curators and projectionists presenting 35mm film in theaters. The workshop will be held October 28, 2014 in Austin at the Alamo South Lamar location.
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Five Film School Students Awarded KODAK Scholarships
Kodak and the University Film and Video Foundation (UFVF) have announced the recipients of the 2014 KODAK Student Scholarship Awards and KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards. The presentation was made Saturday night during the annual banquet and awards ceremony at the University Film and Video Association (UFVA) Conference, which was held last week at Montana State University. Kodak’s annual global competition is designed to recognize emerging talent that demonstrates superior filmmaking skills and creativity.
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“100 Years Of Hal Roach Studios: Laurel & Hardy, 'Our Gang' and Harold Lloyd” Showcased at The Hollywood Museum
News: “100 Years Of Hal Roach Studios:  Laurel & Hardy, 'Our Gang' and Harold Lloyd” Showcased at The Hollywood MuseumThe Hollywood Museum unveils its new exhibit, “100 Years of Hal Roach Studios: Laurel & Hardy, ‘Our Gang’ and Harold Lloyd” in honor of the Hollywood icon's centennial, opening to the public from July 5 to August 31. The exhibit contains authentic photos, costumes and props from the rich history of Hal Roach Studios and the legendary talents that emanated from there in the early 1900s. "Sons of the Desert," the official International Laurel & Hardy Society, is co-sponsoring the exhibition in conjunction with their national convention, held July 2 to July 6 in the heart of Hollywood. The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building is located at 1660 N. Highland Ave. at Hollywood and Highland.
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Merging Creativity with Technical Expertise; Director Nicholas Peterson Signs with E.M.A.
News: Merging Creativity with Technical Expertise; Director Nicholas Peterson Signs with E.M.A.National commercial, television and feature film company E.M.A. (Envision Media Arts) continues the expansion of its diverse directorial roster with the signing of talent Nicholas Peterson. Peterson was welcomed to E.M.A. by EP/President of Commercial Production Andrew Halpern and President/CEO Lee Nelson. The Director has just wrapped a music video for artist Ray Goren. Peterson’s latest commercial for Chrysler launched the brand-new Chrysler 200. His new short horror film entitled “The Visitant,” starring Amy Smart (“Crank” 1 & 2) and Doug Jones (“Hellboy,” “Pan’s Labyrinth”), produced by Jon Heder (“Napoleon Dynamite”), will be hitting the film festival circuit this Fall.
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Hollywood Center Studios Provides a Home for Mount St. Mary’s College’s New MFA Program in Film and Television
News: Hollywood Center Studios Provides a Home for Mount St. Mary’s College’s New MFA Program in Film and TelevisionHollywood Center Studios has partnered with Mount St. Mary’s College to provide production space to students participating in the school’s Masters of Fine Arts Program in Film and Television. Beginning this fall, graduate students will have access to Hollywood Center Studio’s unique Stage 12 for use in producing student films and other projects.
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AOL Strikes Premium Motion Picture Deal With Miramax
Miramax Channel Will Bring Critically Acclaimed Movies to The AOL On Network for the First Time; New Partnership to Strengthen AOL’s Long-Form Video Offering
AOL Inc., a leader in premium online video, and Miramax today announced an agreement to bring critically acclaimed, full-length films to U.S. viewers, culminating in the launch of a new Movies experience that will be featured across The AOL On Network. Spanning a range of genres that will include Miramax iconic cult classics, comedies, awarded dramas as well as family and foreign films, this premium, long-form content will now be available to stream free-of-charge across all AOL On experiences including mobile, desktop, and connected devices, all viewed within the Miramax channel.
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cinec – International Trade Fair for Cine Equipment and Technology
The Film Industry of The Future Will Consist of More Than Just Digital Technology
It is clear that the fields of computer and film are increasingly merging but there is more involved than just the bare hardware; the business models are also changing. This year’s cinec and the cineCongress will focus on this issue as well as showcasing the benefits and advantages of new technologies. Exhibitors can still benefit from the early bird discount.
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Best Picture Winner 12 Years A Slave Originated on KODAK Film
Spirit Award Winners Also Have Kodak Moment
In the 86-year history of the Academy Awards®, no best picture winner has ever been made without motion picture film technology – a streak that continued with 12 Years a Slave winning the 2014 Oscar®.
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Pomfort to unveil ClipHouse
News: Pomfort to unveil ClipHouseSurprisingly Simple – Four Rooms for CinemaDNG and Magic Lantern RAW Processing
Pomfort announced the immediate availability of ClipHouse – the RAW processing software solution for CinemaDNG and Magic Lantern RAW. Designed for both filmmaker enthusiasts and professionals alike, ClipHouse splits its features into the four rooms Copy, Manage, Color, and Export, that allow to start working with RAW footage directly from the source and streamlines the process to prepare RAW clips for editorial work. ClipHouse helps to get the most out of digital RAW cameras in an easy and intuitive way by offering a workflow, that is a perfect match for filmmakers’ daily requirements. ClipHouse was pre-released as a free, public beta at NAB 2013 and is now available for a yearly fee of USD 49,- (EUR 39,-) or for USD 129,- (EUR 99,-) for a permanent license.
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"Side By Side" Producers Choose KODAK Film to Archive Critically Acclaimed Documentary
News: "Side By Side" Producers Choose KODAK Film to Archive Critically Acclaimed DocumentaryProducers Keanu Reeves and Justin Szlasa have chosen to create a film element of their feature documentary "Side by Side" on KODAK VISION3 Color Digital Intermediate Film 2254. This intermediate post production step will also provide the producers with a master for making 35mm film prints. The 2254 will then be archived at the Academy Film Archive, which is providing substantial and instrumental support to preserve this culturally significant exploration into the evolution of digital and film formats.
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cinec – International Trade Fair for Cine Equipment and Technology 21st to 23rd September 2014, MOC Events Center Munich, Germany
Computers and film grow together
Times are changing. Digitalisation generates new challenges but also new chances for the film industry. Gathering information has the top priority. Thus, the specialised trade show cinec provides an ideal market place for all film professionals. Booths can already been booked for the event in fall 2014.
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Bona Film Group Secures RMB80 Million Credit Facility From Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
Bona Film Group Limited ("Bona" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:BONA), a leading film distributor and vertically integrated film company in China, today announced that Bona Film Group Co., Ltd. (PRC) has entered into a master credit line agreement with Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co., Ltd., a premier nationwide commercial bank in China. Pursuant to this agreement, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank has agreed to provide a revolving credit line in the amount of RMB80 million (approximately US$13.0 million) for a term of three years. The credit line will be used to fund the continued expansion of the Company's movie theater business.
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Independent Film & Television Alliance® Announces Paul Hertzberg To Continue As Chairman
Impressive Array Of Company Executives Seek Seats On Board Of Directors
The Independent Film & Television Association (IFTA), the trade association representing producers and distributors worldwide, today announced that Paul Hertzberg (President and CEO, CineTel Films, Inc.) will continue as Chairman for a further two year term. Nominations for election to IFTA’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee are complete and the slate of candidates vying for seats is extensive, including executives from Entertainment One, FilmNation, Lionsgate, Relativity and Weinstein. The elections are held as part of IFTA’s Annual Members Meeting at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles and concurrently at the British Screen Advisory Council in London.
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Comedian and actor Kevin Pollak talks about directing and editing his documentary "Misery Loves Comedy", a film that explores the darker side of comedians. After three software lessons from editor (and renowned VFX supervisor) Rob Legato and ten months at the console, Pollak has some new insight about the cross-over between stand-up comedy and editing.
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Cinematographer Mandy Walker joins UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television as a Kodak Cinematographer in Residence, teaching the next generation of film students what it means to be a successful director of photography.
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People often ask me, “Why documentaries?” and I am instantly filled with dread. It always bothers me that I struggle to come up with what should be a simple answer. Truthfully, documentary filmmaking was not something I considered on my list of “things I want to be when I grow...
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