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Kirstin Maldonado's New Music Video "Naked" Shot with 15 Blackmagic Design Cameras Shooting Simultaneously
Blackmagic Design today announced that global singing sensation Kirstin Maldonado’s new music video was shot using 15 Blackmagic Design cameras. The video, shot for her new song “Naked,” included a number of URSA Mini 4.6K and URSA Mini Pro digital film cameras, as well as Micro Cinema Cameras, Pocket Cinema Cameras and a Studio Camera 4K, all shooting simultaneously.
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Micro Studio Camera 4K and Teranex AV Used on Fall Out Boy’s MANIA World Tour
Micro Studio Camera 4K and Teranex AV Used on Fall Out Boy’s MANIA World TourBlackmagic Design today announced that Grammy-nominated American rock band Fall Out Boy’s worldwide MANIA tour is using a complete Blackmagic Design live production workflow for IMAG and AV. Blackmagic Design’s Micro Studio Camera 4Ks and Teranex AV standards converters are being used for image capture and signal conversion on the tour, along with several other products, including an ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K live production switcher, MultiView 16 monitor, Smart Videohub 40x40 and Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12 routers.
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Pro Sound Effects Announces 2018 Library Updates and Holiday Sale
Pro Sound Effects Announces 2018 Library Updates and Holiday Sale
New Features and Time-Limited Bundles Now Available
Pro Sound Effects®, the next level sound effects library company, has released the latest editions of their most popular general sound effects libraries, the Hybrid Library 2018 and Master Library 2018. Designed to enhance audio workflow on any project, Pro Sound Effects General Libraries give professional media creators reliable access to a comprehensive, core selection of world-class sounds to help work faster and stay in the creative zone.
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MTI Film Applies Novel Color Grading Approach to NatGeo Docu Series “The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman”
MTI Film Applies Novel Color Grading Approach to NatGeo Docu Series “The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman”MTI Film recently provided final post-production services for The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman, a six-part documentary series on National Geographic. The facility handled editorial conforming and color grading for the series in which the veteran actor travels the globe “in search of an answer to one fundamental question for humanity: what are the common forces that bind us together?”
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DaVinci Resolve Studio used to Manage DI Workflow for on Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express
DaVinci Resolve Studio used to Manage DI Workflow for on Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express
DP Haris Zambarloukos worked with Goldcrest Post to develop the film’s color science and LUTs, which were then integrated into the dailies pipeline.
Blackmagic Design today announced that its DaVinci Resolve Studio was used to manage the color pipeline, including onset dailies and final grade, on Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic, Murder on the Orient Express.
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Apache Signs Colorist Cullen Kelly, Promotes Colorist Quinn Alvarez
Apache Signs Colorist Cullen Kelly, Promotes Colorist Quinn Alvarez
Additions to the creative ranks positions the L.A.-based studio to better handle increased volume of entertainment, advertising and long-form assignments.
Colorist Cullen Kelly has joined the roster of artists at Apache (www.apache.tv), the boutique color and post production studio that launched here in the summer of 2014. In addition to Kelly’s hire, the studio also announced the promotion of Colorist Quinn Alvarez from an assistant’s role to that of a full Color artist. Both moves were revealed by Apache Managing Partner LaRue Anderson.
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The End of The F•••ing World Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio
The End of The F•••ing World Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio
Episodic television series follows two awkward teenagers who start up an unlikely romance on a road trip to escape their unhappy home lives.
Blackmagic Design has today announced that the final Digital Intermediate (DI) for Channel 4’s graphic novel adaptation, “The End of The F•••ing World” was completed in DaVinci Resolve Studio by London post house CHEAT.
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Audionamix Releases XTRAX STEMS
Audionamix Releases XTRAX STEMS
World’s first fully-automatic stem creator, can easily separate any song into its drum, vocal and remaining music components.
Today, Audionamix and Plugivery have announced the release of XTRAX STEMS, the world’s first fully-automatic stem creator, can easily  separate any song into its drum, vocal and remaining music components. It is available at the special introductory price of $74 through December 13th.
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EastWest Releases Hollywood Choirs
EastWest Releases Hollywood ChoirsEastWest has released Hollywood Choirs, a ground-breaking new vocal virtual instrument. Produced by Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix, Hollywood Choirs is the epic follow-up to 1999's Voices of the Apocalypse and 2005's Symphonic Choirs, the best-selling and most awarded virtual choir of all time.
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House of Moves adds Selma Gladney-Edelman and Alastair Macleod
House of Moves adds Selma Gladney-Edelman and Alastair Macleod
Motion Capture and Animation Studio Brings in New Talent to Elevate Client Facing Experience and Custom Workflow Solutions
Animation and motion capture studio House of Moves (HOM) announced two new hires, Selma Gladney-Edelman as Executive Producer and Alastair Macleod as Head of Production Technology. The experienced duo is coming on board as the studio shifts to offer more custom short and long form content, and expands its motion capture technology workflows to its slate of television, feature film, video game and corporate clients.
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Art Directors Guild to Honor IATSE President Matthew Loeb
Art Directors Guild to Honor IATSE President Matthew Loeb
ADG’s 22nd Annual “Excellence in Production Design” Awards Gala takes place on Saturday, January 27 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom
Matthew D. Loeb, International President of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), will be honored with a special Leadership Award from the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) at its 22nd Annual "Excellence in Production Design Awards.” ADG Executive Director Chuck Parker will present the award at the black-tie gala on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.
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MPC Advertising Bolsters US Senior Leadership
MPC Advertising Bolsters US Senior Leadership
Justin Brukman has been appointed MD of North America with Camila De Biaggi and Robert Owens taking on the roles of MD for the New York and Los Angeles Advertising studios, respectively.
MPC, the global visual effects and creative production studio known for its breakthrough work in advertising, feature films, and immersive technology, has announced major leadership changes for its advertising studios in the US. The announcements were made by Mark Benson, CEO of MPC.
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MTI Film’s Larry Chernoff Honored with HPA Lifetime Achievement Award
MTI Film’s Larry Chernoff Honored with HPA Lifetime Achievement AwardMTI Film takes great pride in announcing that its CEO, Larry Chernoff, is the recipient of the Hollywood Professional Association’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. The HPA’s highest honor, the award is presented to “an individual who is recognized for his or her service and commitment to the professional media content industry.” The award was presented by HPA president Seth Hallen during the annual HPA Awards ceremony, November 6, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
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Directors Kate and Laura Mulleavy Join Anonymous Content Roster
Directors Kate and Laura Mulleavy Join Anonymous Content Roster
Duo Behind Woodshock and Rodarte Fashion Label Expand into Commercials
Production Company Anonymous Content is excited to announce that directors Kate and Laura Mulleavy have joined its roster for commercial representation. The signing comes on the heels of the visionary sisters making their feature film debut with the hypnotic drama Woodshock, starring Kirsten Dunst; and just months after presenting their spring 2018 couture collection for their own fashion label, Rodarte, during Paris Haute Couture Week.
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URSA Mini 4.6K and DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel Used for Kazuhito Takazawa's Documentary Film OBUSEBITO
URSA Mini 4.6K and DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel Used for Kazuhito Takazawa's Documentary Film OBUSEBITOBlackmagic Design announced today that its URSA Mini 4.6K was used for shooting “Obusebito,” a documentary short film about the people of a small town, Obuse, Nagano. The film was graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio using a DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel.
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Art Directors Guild announces Lifetime Achievement Honorees
Art Directors Guild announces Lifetime Achievement Honorees
ADG's 22nd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards takes place on Saturday, January 27 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom
Scenic Artist John Moffitt, Emmy®-winning and Oscar®-nominated Set Designer James J. Murakami and Senior Illustrator Martin Kline join Production Designer Norm Newberry as recipients of the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Lifetime Achievement Award. They will be honored at the 22nd Annual ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.
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Popularity of FUJIFILM MK Lenses Draws Third Party Support
Popularity of FUJIFILM MK Lenses Draws Third Party SupportThanks to the growing popularity of the recently introduced FUJINON MK Series, camera and lens support providers have taken note and now offer a range of solutions to benefit MK lens owners and broaden their compatibility with additional camera mounts. Among those with new support gear for the FUJINON MK Series are lens control, accessory manufacturers and service providers: Heden, Chrosziel, Duclos Lenses, MTF, Bright Tangerine and Zacuto.
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Over 40 2017 Fall Television/Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design
Over 40 2017 Fall Television/Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design products are being used by DPs, DITs, VFX artists, online editors and colorists to complete many of the fall 2017 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series.
Blackmagic Design today announced that a variety of its production and post products are being used by DPs, DITs, VFX artists, online editors and colorists to complete many of the fall 2017 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series. More than 40 shows rely on Blackmagic Design’s digital film cameras; Fusion Studio visual effects (VFX), compositing, 3D and motion graphics software; and DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, color correction and digital audio software; as well as its switchers, routers, monitors, and capture and playback devices.
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PlayBox Technology's Neo powers new HD channel at main.tv
PlayBox Technology's Neo powers new HD channel at main.tvmain.tv, one of Bavaria's leading regional broadcasters, has chosen PlayBox Technology Neo as the core playout system for its new high definition television service. Based in Aschafenburg, main.tv produces a wide range of programmes for viewers in Lower Franconia and across the Rhine-Main plain. The new system was supplied by VIDI GmbH, PlayBox Technology master distributor for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
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Teranex AV Used on Train’s Play That Song Summer Tour
Teranex AV Used on Train’s Play That Song Summer TourBlackmagic Design today announced that its Teranex AV broadcast quality standards converter was used for signal conversions on American pop rock band Train’s “Play That Song” summer tour. Several additional Blackmagic Design products were also used on the tour, including a Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12 router with Videohub Smart Control, HyperDeck Studio Pro broadcast deck, SmartView Duo monitor and UltraStudio 4K capture and playback device.
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AMIA Awards to be Presented at Annual Conference
AMIA Awards to be Presented at Annual Conference
Robert Gitt to Receive Silver Light Award for Lifetime Achievement
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) will present four awards in recognition of work by individuals in the areas of archiving and preservation on November 30, during the AMIA Annual Conference in New Orleans. This year’s recipients include Robert Gitt, founder of the UCLA Film & Television Archive's Preservation Department, for the Silver Light Award; Chapin Cutler, co-owner of Boston and Light & Sound (BLS), for the Spotlight Award; Regina Longo, founder and leader of the Albanian Cinema Project (ACP), for the Alan Stark Award; and Moriah Ulinskas, longtime chair of the AMIA Diversity Committee, with the William S. O’Farrell Volunteer Award.
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Massive Growth for Indie SFX as ‘A Sound Effect’ Turns Three and Celebrates with up to 80% Off Sale
Massive Growth for Indie SFX as ‘A Sound Effect’ Turns Three and Celebrates with up to 80% Off Sale
500 new unique and targeted sound libraries added since last year for content creators seeking the freshest sounds on the planet
A Sound Effect, the community-based, sound effects (SFX) online marketplace, turns three this week, and celebrates with the biggest sale in the site's history, with several hundred sound effects libraries on sale at up to 80% off. Independent sound effects are booming, and there are now more than 1400 individual sound effects libraries available in the carefully-curated collection on A Sound Effect. They cover everything from exotic bugs to drainpipes and everything in between.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Powerful New 6G‑SDI Mini Converters Starting at $145
Blackmagic Design Announces Powerful New 6G‑SDI Mini Converters Starting at $145
New models feature 6G-SDI for all formats up to 2160p30, HDMI instant lock, 3D LUTs and more
Blackmagic Design today announced new broadcast quality 6G‑SDI mini converters for converting SDI to HDMI and HDMI to SDI. These new models include more advanced features and new lower prices than the previous 3G‑SDI and 4K models that they replace. Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 6G is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$145, and Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 6G is also available for US$185.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for USB Powered Micro Converters
Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for USB Powered Micro Converters
Blackmagic Design smashes the price barrier for SDI conversion with prices starting from only $39!
Blackmagic Design today announced new lower cost USB powered micro converters, repacked without the power supply so customers can use the power supplies they already own. The new repackaged, incredibly small, Micro Converter HDMI to SDI is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers for only US$39, and the Micro Converter SDI to HDMI is also now available for only US$45.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink 8K Pro with World's First Quad Link 12G‑SDI Capture and Playback
Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink 8K Pro with World's First Quad Link 12G‑SDI Capture and Playback
The world’s first quad link 12G-SDI capture and playback card designed for high resolution, deep color high dynamic range 8K workflows!
Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink 8K Pro, a new high performance capture and playback card featuring quad link 12G‑SDI to allow real time high resolution 8K workflows. This new DeckLink 8K Pro breaks new ground in high quality as it supports all film and video formats from SD all the way up to 8K DCI, 12‑bit RGB 4:4:4, plus it also handles advanced color spaces such as Rec. 2020 for deeper color and higher dynamic range. DeckLink 8K also handles a massive 64 channels of audio, stereoscopic 3D, high frame rates and more.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 4.7 Update for Micro Studio and Micro Cinema Cameras
Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 4.7 Update for Micro Studio and Micro Cinema Cameras
New software update improves image quality, adds RAW output, and includes more remote control options!
Blackmagic Design today released Blackmagic Camera 4.7 Update for Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K and Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera. This update adds new video formats, dramatically improved sensor performance, new gain settings, RAW output via SDI, and new control options for operating the cameras remotely.
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Blackmagic Cintel Scanner Used on Channel 4 George Michael Documentary
Blackmagic Cintel Scanner Used on Channel 4 George Michael Documentary
Starting with everything from Video 8 to a variety of film stocks, more than 30,000 feet of final reels digitized in 4K, all in real time
Blackmagic Design today announced that its Cintel Scanner was used to help digitize archived footage held on 16mm and 35mm film for new Channel 4 autobiographical documentary George Michael: Freedom.
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DP Judd Overton shoots The Letdown with VariCam LTs
DP Judd Overton shoots The Letdown with VariCam LTs
Netflix and Australian Broadcast Corporation partner on series produced and written by Sarah Scheller and Alison Bell
Netflix and the Australian Broadcast Corporation have partnered to produce a new comedy series, The Letdown. Produced and written by Sarah Scheller and Alison Bell, the pilot and six half hour episodes follows Audrey, played by Bell, as she navigates the chaos of motherhood while still trying to balance a career-focused husband, a self-absorbed mother, and a care-free best friend. The series also stars Duncan Fellows, Sacha Horler, Noni Hazelhurst and Celeste Barber.
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Local Hero Uses Facilis TerraBlock for 4K Finishing and Netflix Deliverables
Local Hero Uses Facilis TerraBlock for 4K Finishing and Netflix Deliverables
Demanding finishing workflow requires guaranteed performance 24/7
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that Local Hero, a creative boutique for independent filmmakers on the west side of Los Angeles, is using Facilis TerraBlock for their most demanding 4K finishing and Netflix mastering workflows.
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Rising Sun Pictures Hammers Out VFX for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok
Rising Sun Pictures Hammers Out VFX for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok
Studio takes the lead in slow-motion battle scene; recently expanded character animation department creates photo-real warriors, horses and digital characters.
Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), Australia’s premiere visual effects studio, produced more than 170 final visual effects shots for Thor: Ragnarok¸ the new film from Marvel Studios. Working under the supervision of Director Taika Waititi, production Visual Effects Supervisor Jake Morrison and production Visual Effects Producer Cyndi Ochs, RSP’s team spent more than 18 months helping to craft some of the film’s most memorable, creative and technically challenging scenes.
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SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Expo Draws Record Crowds
SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Expo Draws Record Crowds
Plans for 2018 Already Underway: Annual SMPTE Event Will Move to a New Downtown Los Angeles Venue to Accommodate Sustained Growth
LOS ANGELES — Oct. 26, 2017 — SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), held this week in Hollywood, California, drew more than 2,500 registered attendees for a landmark event. SMPTE 2017 featured 70 expert presentations, 105 exhibitors spread across two nearly sold-out exhibit halls, the IP Showcase, a beer garden, Broadcast Beat's Live! Studio, and a full-day symposium on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
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Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Kathryn Bigelow
Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Kathryn Bigelow
2018 MPSE Golden Reel Awards Slated for February 18th
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today announces that it will honor Kathryn Bigelow with its annual Filmmaker Award. The director of such films as Detroit, Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker, is being recognized for her outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. She will receive the award at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony February 18th in Los Angeles.
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College Football Playoff Extends Exclusive Licensing Partnership With Wazee Digital
College Football Playoff Extends Exclusive Licensing Partnership With Wazee Digital
College Football Playoff Extends Exclusive Licensing Partnership With Wazee Digital, Wazee Digital Manages All Licensing and Distribution of College Football Playoff Clips
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that College Football Playoff (CFP) has extended its contract with Wazee Digital to manage the licensing of all CFP digital content. Under the three-year contract extension, Wazee Digital will continue to be CFP's exclusive licensing agent to tag, archive, and monetize the organization's copyrighted events through Wazee Digital Commerce.
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Manios Digital & Film hires industry vet Tom O’Neill to lead sales in Eastern U.S.
Manios Digital & Film hires industry vet Tom O’Neill to lead sales in Eastern U.S.
O’Neill will manage sales and dealer relationships in New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest states.
Manios Digital & Film, a leading supplier of high-quality tools used in broadcast production and digital cinematography, has appointed Tom O’Neill to direct Eastern Regional Sales. O’Neill will manage sales and dealer relationships in an area including New England, Mid Atlantic, South East and Midwest states. He will also represent the company at trade shows and other industry events in the region. Manios Digital & Film is the exclusive North American distributor for Cartoni, Vocas, Kinotehnik, Hawk-Woods, the Veydra 1.2x Expander and other premium products and brands.
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India's The Ghazi Attack film graded on Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve
India's The Ghazi Attack film graded on Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve
India's first war-at-sea film, is an epic underwater tale of immense courage and undying patriotism.
Blackmagic Design today announced that B2H Studios Private Limited, an entertainment company focused on providing world-class services to the global cinema industry, graded ‘The Ghazi Attack’ on Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve. The decade old company has two coloring suites in Chennai & and one in Hyderabad (South India).
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Winners of 3rd Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Recognized at SMPTE 2017
Winners of 3rd Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Recognized at SMPTE 2017
Film Festival Held During SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Featured 17 Official Selections From Around the World
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards have supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), the organization serving the professional media creation and finishing community, have announced the winners of the third annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. Held on Monday, Oct. 23, at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood, California, in conjunction with the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), the film festival showcased submissions demonstrating creative uses of technology in storytelling.
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Autodesk Flame 2018.3 Expands Flexibility, Streamlines Post Process
Autodesk Flame 2018.3 Expands Flexibility, Streamlines Post Process
Introduces new techniques to isolate creative FX, organic tracking technology, enhanced HDR and WCG signal monitoring, VR viewing and more
Today Autodesk released update 3 for its Flame 2018 family of 3D visual effects (VFX) and finishing software, which includes Flame, Flare, Flame Assist and Lustre. Flame 2018.3 empowers creative professionals to explore new, more efficient ways of working in post, with feature enhancements that offer greater pipeline flexibility, speed and support for emerging formats and technology.
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Association of Moving Image Archivists Elects New President, Dennis Doros
Association of Moving Image Archivists Elects New President, Dennis Doros
Members Also Vote for Three New Directors of the AMIA Board
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) announces that Dennis Doros, co-owner of Milestone Films, has been elected president of the international association by AMIA members. Doros will be inducted into office at the annual AMIA Conference in New Orleans (Nov. 29 – Dec. 2), when he will begin a two-year term. He succeeds Andrea Kalas, who has led the organization forward for the past two years.
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Lucky 8 TV shoots Season 2 of Science ‘Secrets of the Underground’ with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
Lucky 8 TV shoots Season 2 of Science ‘Secrets of the Underground’ with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
Series hosted by biologist Rob Nelson and geophysicist Stefan Burns uses cutting-edge technology—LIDAR, ground-penetrating radar and 3D imaging—and research to shed new light on famous subterranean mysteries
Production company Lucky 8 TV (60 Days In, The Real Story with María Elena Salinas) has employed Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders to shoot season two of Science Channel original series “Secrets of the Underground.” The second season premieres Saturday, October 28 at 10pm ET/PT.
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NAB NY: FUJIFILM Demos 4K Lens, MK Series, Chrosziel & Heden Controls
NAB NY: FUJIFILM Demos 4K Lens, MK Series, Chrosziel & Heden Controls
With a total length of 8.6’ mm and 4,4 lbs (1.98kg) weight, the UA24x7.8 is the smallest and lightest broadcast lens supporting 4K
(Wayne, NJ--October 17, 2017) The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM will showcase several of its newest lenses and accessories at the NAB Show New York this week (October 18-19) at the Javits Convention Center. Being shown for the first time in the U.S. after its introduction in Amsterdam is the world’s smallest and lightest broadcast lens supporting 4K production, the FUJINON UA24x7.8; along with the FUJINON MK Series of cinema lenses and new zoom control servos for the MK lenses from Chrosziel and Heden.
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Blue Collar Post Collective (BCPC) to Present Solutions for Diversity Programs at SMPTE Technical Conference
Blue Collar Post Collective (BCPC) to Present Solutions for Diversity Programs at SMPTE Technical Conference
A paper on fixing diversity programs will be presented by BCPC leadership at SMPTE’s Annual Technical Conference in Hollywood on October 25.
Members of The Blue Collar Post Collective (BCPC)’s leadership including president Kylee Peña, co-founder and board chairperson Katie Hinsen, and mentor coordinator Meaghan Wilbur, have co-authored a paper titled “Why Diversity Programs Fail – and How to Fix Them” for presentation at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Annual Technical Conference in Hollywood on October 25.
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Cintel Scanner Helps Preserve Thousands of Reels of Film from Cypress Gardens' Archive
Cintel Scanner Helps Preserve Thousands of Reels of Film from Cypress Gardens' Archive
Nearly 6,000 reels of 16mm and 35mm film from the 1930s through to the 1980s documenting the famed "Water Ski Capital of the World"
Blackmagic Design today announced that its Cintel Scanner and DaVinci Resolve Studio are being used by Paul Gerrish, of Cypress Gardens Treasure, to scan close to 6,000 reels of 16mm and 35mm film from the 1930s through to the 1980s. Cypress Gardens Treasure has acquired the film and photo archive from Cypress Gardens, a botanical garden and theme park that was one of the biggest attractions in Florida and known as the "Water Ski Capital of the World" for its water ski shows before it closed in 2009.
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ASC Names 2017 Student Heritage Award Winners
ASC Names 2017 Student Heritage Award Winners
Winners Hail from AFI, LMU and USC
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) announced their annual Student Heritage Award winners during a presentation at the organization’s clubhouse in Hollywood on Saturday night. Three student filmmakers were singled out for demonstrating exceptional abilities in cinematography. The competition is designed to highlight the work of emerging talent, and inspire the next generation of filmmakers.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame Honorees
Visual Effects Society Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame Honorees
Distinguished Professionals to be Recognized at 9th Annual VES Summit
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its inaugural inductees to the VES Hall of Fame. In concert with the Society’s milestone 20th Anniversary, the VES Board of Directors created the VES Hall of Fame – a new honor to recognize exemplary individuals that came before us and upon whose shoulders we proudly stand. This distinction is being bestowed upon a select group of professionals and pioneers who have played a significant role in advancing the field of visual effects by invention, science, contribution or avocation of the art, science, technology and/or communications.
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Technicolor PostWorks Masters HBO’s “The Deuce” in HDR
Technicolor PostWorks Masters HBO’s “The Deuce” in HDR
Colorist Sam Daley collaborates with Cinematographer in recreating the look of New York City in the 1970s
The Deuce, the new drama from HBO and Executive Producers David Simon and George Pelecanos, is set in 1970s New York City where prostitution and crime were rampant, and the modern adult entertainment industry was just coming into its own. Bold, brash and visually intoxicating, the series finished natively in High Dynamic Range (HDR) at Technicolor PostWorks New York. Colorist Sam Daley collaborated with Director of Photography Vanja Černjul, ASC, in mastering seven episodes from the show’s debut season, after having similarly teamed with Cinematographer Pepe Avila del Pino on the pilot.
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DaVinci Resolve Studio Manages Color Pipeline on Kingsman: The Golden Circle
DaVinci Resolve Studio Manages Color Pipeline on Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Joshua Callis-Smith responsible for the onset dailies; online edit and final DI for HDR and SDR led by Goldcrest Post's Rob Pizzey and Daniel Tomlinson
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio has been used throughout production and post production on 20th Century Fox’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” including SDR and HDR delivery. Joshua Callis-Smith was responsible for the onset dailies while the online edit and final DI were completed by Goldcrest Post.
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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Upgrades Foley Stage
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Upgrades Foley Stage
Key additions include an Avid S6 M40 control surface, Avid Pro Tools HDX digital audio workstation, Pueblo microphone preamps
Sony Pictures Post Production Services has completed a major upgrade of its Foley department, adding new, state-of-the-art recording technology to its control room and stage where sound effects for scores of studio features, including the current hit Spider-Man: Homecoming, have been produced.
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Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Eight Films Screening at the New York Film Festival
Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Eight Films Screening at the New York Film Festival
Includes latest from Woody Allen, documentaries on Arthur Miller, Joan Didion, and Bob Dylan
Eight films screening at the 55th New York Film Festival received post-production services through Technicolor PostWorks New York. Among them is the Woody Allen film Wonder Wheel, the festival’s closing night selection. The others include the Main Stage selections The Florida Project, Lady Bird and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), and the documentary features Arthur Miller: Writer, Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, and Trouble No More.
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SMPTE and HPA Announce Official Selections for 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
SMPTE and HPA Announce Official Selections for 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
Films Will Be Screened at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood on Oct. 23 in Conjunction With SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) today announced the official selections for the 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. Jurors curated the official selections from 119 shorts submitted by student filmmakers from more than 30 countries. Hosted by Howard Lukk, director of engineering and standards at SMPTE, and Aimée Ricca, marketing and communication at SMPTE, the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on Level 3 of the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California.
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Shutterstock Enhances Plugin to Enable Further Integration with Adobe Creative Cloud
Shutterstock Enhances Plugin to Enable Further Integration with Adobe Creative Cloud
Plugin is now compatible with Adobe Illustrator® and Adobe InDesign® for the first time. Shutterstock’s plugin suite now offers access to over 8 million video clips directly in Premiere Pro®
Shutterstock, Inc. , a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality assets, tools and services, today announced that it has updated its custom-built plugins to be more fully integrated with Adobe’s Creative Cloud®, adding compatibility directly within the Adobe Premiere Pro®, Adobe Illustrator®, and Adobe InDesign® applications. This is the first time Shutterstock has made its high quality video collection of 8 million clips available through a plugin, giving amateur filmmakers and veteran film editors another powerful tool at their disposal within Premiere Pro®.
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DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel Used for On‑set Grading on Two New National Commercials
DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel Used for On‑set Grading on Two New National Commercials
Nina Chadha, Local 600 D.I.T., used DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel and DaVinci Resolve Studio for on-set color grading on commercials for Pepperidge Farms and Virgin Mobile
Blackmagic Design today announced that Nina Chadha, Local 600 D.I.T., used DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel and DaVinci Resolve Studio for on-set color grading on commercials for Pepperidge Farms and Virgin Mobile. Chadha, who provided a full set of D.I.T. services for the national campaigns, also used a number of other Blackmagic Design products including a Smart Videohub 20x20 router, SmartView Duo monitor and UltraStudio Mini Monitor for on-set monitoring.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Ultimatte 12: Available Now
Blackmagic Design Announces Ultimatte 12: Available Now
The world’s most trusted keyer now has one touch keying, incredible new image processing for realistic composites with colors that pop, and 12G-SDI for Ultra HD.
Blackmagic Design today announced Ultimatte 12, a new realtime hardware compositing processor that’s perfect for broadcast quality keying, adding augmented reality elements into shots, working with virtual sets and more. Ultimatte 12 is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$9,995.
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DP Vanja Cernjul shoots HBO’s The Deuce with Panasonic VariCam 35s
DP Vanja Cernjul shoots HBO’s The Deuce with Panasonic VariCam 35s
12-bit AVC Intra 444 files at 23.98-fps, captured in V-Log with Panavision PVintage primes, using LUT simulating Fuji film stock
HBO’s The Deuce is a drama series set in and around Times Square in New York and tells the story of the legalization and growth of the porn industry in the 1970s, as well as the rise of HIV and the drug epidemic. The series stars James Franco, playing twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino, who become fronts for the Mob. Maggie Gyllenhaal also stars as Eileen “Candy” Merrell, a sex worker who is drawn into the porn industry. Created and written by David Simon (The Wire, Treme) and crime fiction author George Pelecanos, The Deuce was shot by cinematographer Vanja Cernjul, ASC (Orange Is the New Black, Nurse Jackie) with VariCam 35 cameras.
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Big Red Ad Campaign Completed with URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Big Red Ad Campaign Completed with URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Six 15 second web spots and alternate Facebook versions, shot in 4.6K in RAW at 4:1 compression to balance grading flexibility and file size
Blackmagic Design today announced that its URSA Mini Pro digital film camera was used by video production company Ice Cream Entertainment LLC to shoot an ad campaign for Big Red soda. DaVinci Resolve Studio was also used to edit, grade and finish the spots by brothers Andrew and Nate Garcia, who own and operate the production company.
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Weezer’s New Feels Like Summer Music Video Shot with URSA Mini Pro 4.6K
Weezer’s New Feels Like Summer Music Video Shot with URSA Mini Pro 4.6K
Cinematographer Gabe Kimpson, along with Directors Brendan Walter of Crush Music and Jade Ehlers, were tasked with replicating the legendary Guns N' Roses "Paradise City" video
Blackmagic Design today announced that American rock band Weezer's new music video for its song "Feels Like Summer" was shot using an URSA Mini Pro 4.6K digital film camera. Cinematographer Gabe Kimpson, along with Directors Brendan Walter of Crush Music and Jade Ehlers, were tasked with replicating the legendary Guns N' Roses "Paradise City" video with Weezer on the stage in front of screaming fans instead, as told from the point of view of a Weezer roadie in the 1980s.
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Faster EditShare Geevs X10 Broadcast Solution Hits the Streets
Faster EditShare Geevs X10 Broadcast Solution Hits the Streets
New hardware offers significant speed improvements for managing frame rates, complex codecs and status graphic overlays
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today announced the availability of its newly updated, high-performance Geevs X10 broadcast I/O solution.
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Panasonic Announces Exclusive First Look and Screenings for Compact AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera
Panasonic Announces Exclusive First Look and Screenings for Compact AU-EVA1 Cinema CameraNew York City and Los Angeles-area cinematographers and filmmakers are invited to attend an exclusive first look of Panasonic’s new AU-EVA1 cinema camera. The events will include the screening of short films shot with the new cinema camera and a question-and-answer session with the films’ cinematographers who will discuss shooting with the EVA1.
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American Society of Cinematographers Accepting Entries in Television Competition
American Society of Cinematographers Accepting Entries in Television Competition
Organization Sets 2018 Date for Annual Awards Gala
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has opened its call for entries in the television categories for the 32nd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography, which will be held February 17, 2018, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
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Blue Collar Post Collective Funds Editfest LA for Five Emerging Professionals
Blue Collar Post Collective Funds Editfest LA for Five Emerging Professionals
Through community flash fundraisers and a financial aid program, five low-income post production professionals attended Editfest in Los Angeles this month
The Blue Collar Post Collective (BCPC) provided five emerging post-production professionals the opportunity to attend Editfest LA, an annual series of panel discussions held in Los Angeles since 2008 by the American Cinema Editors (ACE). This year’s Editfest LA featured editors from Breaking Bad, The X-Files, Star Wars, and more.
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SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Program Dives Into Tech Behind Next-Gen Media
SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Program Dives Into Tech Behind Next-Gen Media
Program Including 70 Paper Presentations Will Explore the Tools and Technologies Enabling Creation, Delivery, and Consumption of Richer Content
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, today announced conference program details for the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), Oct. 24-26 in Hollywood, California. SMPTE 2017 will fill two exhibit halls and multiple session rooms at the Hollywood & Highland Center, and the event will also feature an Oktoberfest reception, Broadcast Beat's SMPTE 2017 Live! Studio, and special events culminating with the SMPTE Annual Awards Gala at the Loews Hollywood Hotel's Hollywood Ballroom on Thursday, Oct. 26.
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Restored Classic Film Premieres Highlight The Reel Thing Technical Symposium, Aug 24-26
Restored Classic Film Premieres Highlight The Reel Thing Technical Symposium, Aug 24-26
Los Angeles Edition of Symposium to Address Confluence of Film Restoration and Digital Technologies in Service of Future-Proofing Cinema’s Legacies for Generations to Come
The Reel Thing, a symposium dedicated to addressing the preservation and restoration of audio visual collections, will open with the U.S. premiere of a new restoration of the Oscar®-nominated 1960 film La Verite (“The Truth”). Two additional new 4K restorations also will be shown during The Reel Thing, including the U.S. premiere of Howard Hawks’ Scarface and the world premiere of Alex Cox’s Sid and Nancy.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 9 with VR
Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 9 with VR
Incredible new VR tools, planar tracking, state of the art keying and more, along with a new low price of only $299 for Fusion 9 Studio!
Blackmagic Design today announced Fusion 9, a major update to its visual effects, compositing, 3D and motion graphics software. Fusion 9 has been designed to support the latest workflows and features new VR tools, entirely new keyer technology, planar tracking, camera tracking, multi user collaboration tools and more.
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Framestore Puts Hulk Into Action
Framestore Puts Hulk Into Action
Creative Studio Animates Character for Film and Commercial Worlds
International Oscar-winning creative studio Framestore is showing its cross-platform capabilities yet again by bringing the powerful Marvel character Hulk to life on both film and commercial platforms. The Film team in London and Integrated Advertising team in Los Angeles collaborated on the latest CG characterization of Hulk for upcoming Marvel Studios releases and Renault’s commercial ‘Renault Kwid.’
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VR CON @ COMIC-CON Expands Into FUTURISM & TECH PAVILION at Comic-Con International: San Diego July 19-23
VR CON @ COMIC-CON Expands Into FUTURISM & TECH PAVILION at Comic-Con International: San Diego July 19-23
Multi-platinum global music artists The Black Eyed Peas to debut their AR experience with Mira
VR CON @ COMIC-CON, the hub for Virtual Reality experiences and technology, expands this year to become FUTURISM & TECH @ COMIC-CON. This official event of Comic-Con International San Diego has more space dedicated to Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) attractions, debuts other groundbreaking technologies, and infuses art and visual expression. Global superstars The Black Eyed Peas will present their new AR experience based on the graphic novel “Masters of the Sun - The Zombie Chronicles” (Marvel), with AR hardware partner Mira. The event takes place July 19-23 at the Omni Hotel in downtown San Diego, across from the Convention Center.
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Hollywood Professional Association Announces 2017 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Hollywood Professional Association Announces  2017 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Coveted Honors Go to Colorfront, Dolby, RED Digital Cinema, SGO
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards Committee has announced the winners of the 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards. Winners were determined after a judging session held on the 17th of June, after presentations to a panel of industry experts. The coveted honor will be bestowed November 16, 2017 at the 12th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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ICG Announces Honorees for 2017 Emerging Cinematographers Awards
Collection of short films will be showcased at the ECA premiere event at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Theater in Los Angeles on September 24, 2017
The International Cinematographers Guild has named eight honorees for the 2017 Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA).
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VideoBlocks Extends Enterprise Service, Offering Over Four Million Studio-Quality Creative Assets to Power Digital Workforce
VideoBlocks Extends Enterprise Service, Offering Over Four Million Studio-Quality Creative Assets to Power Digital Workforce
VideoBlocks to provide contributors with the most competitive revenue sharing program within the digital stock media ecosystem
VideoBlocks, the first membership-based stock media service that empowers digital artists worldwide, announced today the launch of an extension to their Enterprise platform that will put over four million royalty-free, high-quality media assets—including the growing libraries of AudioBlocks and GraphicStock—into the hands of TV and film production studios, advertising agencies, publishers, and more. VideoBlocks Enterprise continues to evolve and to meet the overwhelming demand from creative driven companies for affordable and accessible professional stock media for commercial distribution.
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Blue Collar Post Collective Evolves, Expands Leadership
Blue Collar Post Collective Evolves, Expands Leadership
Workflow Supervisor Kylee Peña Becomes President Of Major Film And TV Non-Profit
The Blue Collar Post Collective [5013] announced today the revision and expansion of their leadership, including the promotion of former L.A. Vice President Kylee Peña to President of the organization. Ryan Penny will serve as New York’s VP and Chris Visser will rise to Los Angeles VP.
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VRTUL Uses Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4Ks for First 360‑degree Underwater Broadcast
VRTUL Uses Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4Ks for First 360‑degree Underwater Broadcast
Historic broadcast also made use of Blackmagic Design's Video Assist 4K monitor/recorder, Teranex AV standards processor, Arduino Shield, HyperDeck Studio 12G broadcast deck, Smart Videohub 40x40 router and more
Blackmagic Design today announced that its Micro Studio Camera 4Ks are part of the new VRTUL Live pro underwater stereoscopic 360 system, which ABC's "Good Morning America" recently used for a 360-degree underwater live stream. The live stream, produced by San Diego-based live-action VR solutions and production company VRTUL, also made use of Blackmagic Design's Video Assist 4K monitor/recorder, Teranex AV standards processor, Arduino Shield, HyperDeck Studio 12G broadcast deck, Smart Videohub 40x40 router and more.
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Adobe Continues to Drive 360 Video and VR Innovation with Acquisition of Mettle’s Skybox Tools for Editing and Visual Effects
Adobe Continues to Drive 360 Video and VR Innovation with Acquisition of Mettle’s Skybox Tools for Editing and Visual Effects
Acquisition Accelerates Adobe’s Position in Cutting Edge New Medium
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it has acquired all SkyBox technology from Mettle, a global developer of best-in-class 360-degree and virtual reality software. The acquisition comes at a time when increasing numbers of creators, global brands and media and entertainment companies are embracing 360/VR and are looking for seamless, end-to-end workflows for this new, immersive medium. The Skybox toolset is designed exclusively for post-production in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC and complements Adobe Creative Cloud’s existing 360/VR cinematic production technology. Adobe will integrate SkyBox plugin functionality natively into future releases of Premiere Pro and After Effects.
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Blue Collar Post Collective (BCPC) Makes Career Opportunities More Accessible in Hollywood
Blue Collar Post Collective (BCPC) Makes Career Opportunities More Accessible in Hollywood
Applications are now open to send an emerging post production professional to Editfest LA
The Blue Collar Post Collective [5013] today announced the open of applications for their next Professional Development Accessibility (PDAP) recipient. Applications are being taken to send one emerging post production professional to ACE’s Editfest LA as a guest of BCPC board member Bobbie O’Steen in cooperation with American Cinema Editors, along with accommodation and travel if necessary.
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Post Production on Broken Completed in DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio
Post Production on Broken Completed in DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio
Work on the BBC One drama included conform, grading, and VFX compositing for over 90 shots
Blackmagic Design today announced that picture post on BBC One drama "Broken," including the conform, grade and VFX compositing, has been completed using an editorial pipeline featuring DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio.
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The NHL’S Edmonton Oilers Rely on FUJINON Lenses for Inaugural Season in Rogers Place Arena
The NHL’S Edmonton Oilers Rely on FUJINON Lenses for Inaugural Season in Rogers Place Arena
Six FUJINON lenses power largest videoboard in the NHL
After more than 40 years of play at its previous arena, the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers team found their new home in the Rogers Place for the 2016-17 season. The 18,500-seat Alberta arena is the centerpiece of an impressive, large-scale redevelopment plan in downtown Edmonton. The build included an investment in six FUJINON lenses, and Rogers Place now houses the following lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM: a HA14x4.5BERM super wide angle and two XA77x9.5BESM telephoto lenses, along with a HA18x5.5BERD and two HA18x7.6BERM HA Premier Series ENG lenses. The lenses are relied on for game day action, including use in a camera system installed to the underside of the arena’s massive videoboard.
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SMPTE® Hollywood Section and VES of Los Angeles to Explore Augmented Reality at Joint June Meeting
SMPTE® Hollywood Section and VES of Los Angeles to Explore Augmented Reality at Joint June Meeting
Joint meeting, scheduled for Thursday, June 22, to examine the rapidly evolving field of augmented reality
(Los Angeles, CA--June 16, 2017) The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, and the Visual Effects Society Los Angeles Section will conduct a joint meeting, scheduled for Thursday, June 22, to examine the rapidly evolving field of augmented reality (AR).
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Facilis Technology Now Shipping TerraBlock Version 7 with Web Console Interface and New High-Performance Hub Server
Facilis Technology Now Shipping TerraBlock Version 7 with Web Console Interface and New High-Performance Hub Server
Substantial performance enhancement options for existing customers plus new scale-out and usability features makes V7 the most compelling release in years
HUDSON, MA (June 16, 2017) –Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, today announced that TerraBlock Version 7 is now shipping. The new Facilis Hub Server, a performance aggregator that can be added to new and existing TerraBlock systems, is also immediately available. V7 includes a new browser-based, mobile compatible Web Console that delivers enhanced workflow and administration from any connected location.
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Outsight Creamsource Lights Up The Fate of the Furious
Outsight Creamsource Lights Up The Fate of the Furious
Cinematographer Stephen F. Windon, ACS, ASC and Gaffer Michael Ambrose chose Creamsource for 8th installment in Universal franchise after multi-manufacturer shoot-out
Outsight, the pioneering advanced lighting technology company, had a supporting role in the production of the eighth instalment of The Fast and the Furious franchise — The Fate of the Furious — with its Creamsource Doppio+ and Creamsource Mini+ for facial key lights and Creamsource Sky for sky light and one of the film’s most spectacular visual effects. The Creamsource Mini+ is a smaller version of the standard Creamsource Doppio+.
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Garibaldi Watches Commercial Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K Cameras
Garibaldi Watches Commercial Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K Cameras
Luminary Visuals Studio produces a new commercial with URSA Mini 4.6K cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Blackmagic Design today announced that Shanghai based Luminary Visuals Studio produced a new commercial with URSA Mini 4.6K cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio for Garibaldi Watches, which claims to be the maker of the world’s thinnest denim watch.
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Goldcrest Films Upgrades Asset Formatting with Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner
Goldcrest Films Upgrades Asset Formatting with Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner
Project involved remastering sixteen of Goldcrest Film's titles, including "Dance with a Stranger" (1985), "Absolute Beginners" (1986) and "White Mischief" (1987)
Blackmagic Design has announced that Goldcrest Post has utilized a Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner for a major restoration project to upgrade asset formatting for all of Goldcrest Film's prestigious library titles, which were scanned to Ultra HD 4K and remastered in 2K.
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NTT Learning Systems Creates 4K Streaming System Using Blackmagic Design
NTT Learning Systems Creates 4K Streaming System Using Blackmagic Design
Large digital art museum in Tokyo uses ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and Video Assist, as well as a number of Blackmagic Mini Converters
Blackmagic Design today announced that NTT Learning Systems Corporation (NTTLS) has built a 4K recording and streaming system for a large digital art museum in Tokyo using ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and Video Assist, as well as a number of Blackmagic Mini Converters.
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ARRI Rental Showcases Expanding Alexa 65 Lens Range At Cine Gear
ARRI Rental Showcases Expanding Alexa 65 Lens Range At Cine Gear
Lenses customized and bespoke solutions developed in creative partnership with filmmakers
Under the banner of “Your story, your look, your lens choice”, ARRI Rental showcased its growing range of full-coverage 65 mm format lenses at Cine Gear 2017 in Los Angeles.
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Panasonic Previews Compact 5.7K Super 35mm AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera
Panasonic Previews Compact 5.7K Super 35mm AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera
Weighing only 2.65-lbs (1.2Kg, body-only) with a compact form factor (6.69” x 5.31” x 5.23”) and a removable handgrip, the EVA1 can be used for efficient handheld shooting applications and can also be mounted on a drone, gimbal rig or jib arm for complex yet smooth camera moves
At Cine Gear Expo 2017 in Hollywood, CA, Panasonic previewed the AU-EVA1, a new 5.7K cinema camera positioned between the Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K mirrorless camera and the VariCam LT 4K cinema camera. Compact and lightweight, the AU-EVA1 is tailor-made for handheld shooting, but also well suited for documentaries, commercials and music videos.
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ARRI Introduces New Lightweight Matte Box LMB 4x5
ARRI Introduces New Lightweight Matte Box LMB 4x5
One product covering a wide range of applications offers quick and easy set up without tools; For 4”x 5.65” and 4”x 4” filter size; Attractive upgrade options for LMB-25 owners
ARRI invests in its range of high-quality, camera-independent accessories with the introduction of the new Lightweight Matte Box LMB 4x5. This modular matte box expands on the feature set and creative possibilities of the popular LMB-25 while retaining an entry-level price tag. Suited for a wide range of applications in just one product, this robust but lightweight matte box allows for an unprecedented level of flexibility.
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SMPTE® Hollywood Section to Explore Data’s Impact on Production Decisions at May Meeting
SMPTE® Hollywood Section to  Explore Data’s Impact on Production Decisions at May Meeting
Everything in a digital environment is trackable. The question is: How are media professionals using this information?
The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that its next monthly meeting, scheduled for Monday, May 31, will examine how data — lots of it — is exerting a major impact on decision-making in television and film production.
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Digital Garden Builds 8K HDR DIT System Around Blackmagic Design
Digital Garden Builds 8K HDR DIT System Around Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic products included multiple Teranex Expresses, Teranex Minis, ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, Smart Videohubs, Ultra Studio 4K, and DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design today announced that a number of Blackmagic products, including multiple Teranex Expresses, Teranex Minis and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, were used by Tokyo’s Digital Garden to create a new 8K HDR video.
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Rohde & Schwarz to Showcase Mastering Workstation in Support of “Dolby Vision” Event
Rohde & Schwarz to Showcase Mastering Workstation in Support of “Dolby Vision” Event
“Dolby Vision: Coloring the Future of Film and Television” panel will include a reception to meet with Dolby Vision partners and explore their solutions including QC, color-grading systems, and HDR professional monitors.
Premier transmitter, test and measurement and studio equipment manufacturer, Rohde & Schwarz, will showcase its Clipster mastering workstation as a Dolby Vision workflow partner of the conference, “Dolby Vision: Coloring the Future of Film and Television,” in New York City tomorrow, May 23rd. The event will start at 6pm at W New York – Union Square, 201 Park Avenue South.
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Blackmagic Design’s NAB 2017 Roadshow
Blackmagic Design’s NAB 2017 RoadshowWhat: Come and see the latest Blackmagic Design solutions for video, television and film production at the Blackmagic Design NAB 2017 Roadshow! Don’t miss the opportunity for hands-on demonstrations of the newly announced DaVinci Resolve 14, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro and more.
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Bluefish444 Releases New IngeSTore Software Version
Bluefish444 Releases New IngeSTore Software Version
New CODEC and Edit-While-Record capabilities
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI, HDMI & ASI video I/O cards and mini converters for the professional video industry, has released IngeSTore version 1.1, which is now available free from the Bluefish444 website.
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ARRI Announces the Opening of French Subsidiary
ARRI Announces the Opening of French Subsidiary
New subsidiary dedicated to Camera Systems and Lighting, boutique offices complete with showroom in the center of Paris
In order to facilitate its business in France, ARRI, the Munich-based film technology company, is announcing the founding of ARRI CT France (CT for Cine Technik). For the first time, ARRI will have an office space solely dedicated to its Camera Systems and Lighting Business Units in France while being able to offer a special promotional platform for the ALEXA 65 available from ARRI Rental. This increased presence not only strengthens the ARRI brand but also encourages synergies and cross sales between the company’s various Business Units.
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Viddsee Uses Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro on New Mother's Day Film
Viddsee Uses Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro on New Mother's Day Film
Short film in partnership with Singapore Film Commission, color graded with DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design today announced that award winning Singapore-based short film director Daniel Yam shot his new short film, “Time,” using URSA Mini Pro and completed color correction using DaVinci Resolve. The film marks Viddsee’s first original short film, which was commissioned as part of Viddsee’s partnership with the Singapore Film Commission, a division of Singapore’s Info-Communications Media Development Authority.
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Sherpas Cinema Takes Audi into Undiscovered Country with “Hokkaido Calling”
Sherpas Cinema Takes Audi into Undiscovered Country with “Hokkaido Calling”
Branded film directed by Leo Hoorn features freerider skiers Sam Smoothy, Jérémie Heitz and Dane Tudor.
Hokkaido Calling, a new short film created by Sherpas Cinema (represented in the U.S.by Accomplice Media) for Audi, follows big mountain ski legends Sam Smoothy, Jérémie Heitz and Dane Tudor on an epic road trip in search of deep powder, undiscovered paths and the chance to stand where no one has stood before.
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The Post Production Event of the Year Celebrates 5th Year Anniversary, NYC, June 10th
Oscar-nominated Dylan Tichenor, ACE, heads up this year’s lineup of celebrated editors, VR industry leaders and more.
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training hub for post-production and content creators, announces their all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for “Sight, Sound & Story” 2017.  The annual one-day event is held this year on June 10, 2017 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, just footsteps from Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center. “Sight, Sound and Story” is a high-profile speaker series that brings audiences behind the scenes and face to face with the legends of visual story telling.
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Pro Sound Effects Releases New Master Library 2017
Pro Sound Effects Releases New Master Library 2017
Over 200,000 Sound Effects with Special Intro Pricing Through June 1st
Pro Sound Effects®, the next level sound effects library company, today released the Master Library 2017 - an upgraded version of their most comprehensive general sound library. Now offering more than 200,000 royalty-free sound effects with metadata optimized for pinpoint search, the new Master Library 2017 also provides users with full online access, free annual updates, and search software.
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FUJIFILM/FUJINON to Host Lens Projection Room and MK Demos at Cine Gear Expo
FUJIFILM/FUJINON to Host Lens Projection Room and MK Demos at Cine Gear ExpoThe newly launched “MK” Series of cinema lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM, along with the UA Series of HDR zooms, will make their Cine Gear debut next month. Also showcased during this event will be the entire range of FUJINON PL mount Cabrio and Premier zooms. The Cine Gear Expo 2017 exhibition occurs June 2 and 3rd in Hollywood’s Paramount Studios.
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MAXON Cinema 4D and CV-VR Cam Software Inspire Virtual Reality Film Satire, EXTRAVAGANZA
MAXON Cinema 4D and CV-VR Cam Software Inspire Virtual Reality Film Satire, EXTRAVAGANZA
Filmmaker Ethan Shaftel Leverages Popular 3D Solutions to Streamline VR Workflow; Film Starring Paul Scheer and John Gemberling to Make European Premiere at “NEXT” VR Program During the 2017 Cannes Film Festival
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, animation, painting and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce EXTRAVAGANZA, a new virtual reality (VR) short film satire directed by Ethan Shaftel, leverages the company’s acclaimed Cinema 4D software and its CV-VR Cam dedicated plug-in for rendering virtual reality (VR) content.
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EditShare Connects Russia’s LIFE and LIFE78 News Channels Through Integrated Media Production Platform
EditShare Connects Russia’s LIFE and LIFE78 News Channels Through Integrated Media Production Platform
High-performance, scale-out storage with integrated media management facilitates ingest to playout to archive for dual newsrooms; centralized content on EditShare XStream with integrated Flow enables media sharing and collaboration across Russian sites
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced that 24-hour news broadcaster, News Media, has upgraded its Moscow-based LIFE and the recently acquired St. Petersburgh-based LIFE78 news station infrastructures with XStream EFS high-availability, distributed shared storage; integrated Flow production asset management (PAM); and Ark Disk archiving solutions. The major revamp also includes EditShare Geevs, which manages HD-SDI ingest and multi-channel playout for both stations.
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Autodesk Teams Up with Microsoft Azure to Offer Scalable Cloud Rendering
New rendering solution allows Autodesk users to submit jobs for on-demand rendering directly through Maya, 3ds Max, and Arnold, with pay-per-use billing and custom scalability
Autodesk announced today that it is joining forces with Microsoft Azure to offer customers a new scalable cloud rendering solution with the Microsoft Azure Batch Rendering Platform. Built on the proven Azure Batch platform, this new rendering solution allows Autodesk users to submit their jobs for on-demand rendering directly through Maya, 3ds Max, and Arnold, with pay-per-use billing and custom scalability.
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Solotech Relies on FUJINON Lenses for Large Concerts as Touring Division Expands
Solotech Relies on FUJINON Lenses for Large Concerts as Touring Division Expands
Lenses in use by the event provider include: FUJINON XA99x8.4BESM, HA14x4.5BERM, and HA18x7.6BERM models
As its concert touring division continues to expand with its new DeKalb, Illinois facility, Montreal-based Solotechhas come to rely on several FUJINON lenses to support large concert tours. The audio and video equipment rental, integration, and event technology provider counts the FUJINON XA99x8.4BESM ultra-wide field production lens, HA14x4.5BERM Premier super wide-angle ENG lens, HA18x7.6BERM Premier series standard ENG lens, and HA23x7.6BERM Premier telephoto lens as stalwarts in its equipment arsenal.
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Dawn of War III Game Cinematic and Cutscenes Completed using Fusion Studio
Dawn of War III Game Cinematic and Cutscenes Completed using Fusion Studio
Fusion Studio enables a brand new approach to its VFX pipeline, allowing the studio to streamline its 3D characters and environments into a 2.5D compositing setup
Blackmagic Design today announced that Axis Animation used Fusion Studio for its work on the game cinematic and cutscenes for the latest real time strategy game from Relic Entertainment and SEGA Europe, Warhammer® 40,000®: Dawn of War III®.
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Kodak Finalizes Deals with Hollywood Studios
Kodak Finalizes Deals with Hollywood StudiosKodak announced today that it has finalized new film supply agreements with all six major Hollywood studios. As part of these agreements, Kodak will continue to provide motion picture film to 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Co., Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., NBC Universal Inc., Paramount Pictures Corp. and Sony Pictures for their movie and television productions.
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Rob Reilly Announced as 2015 AICP Next Awards Judging Chair
Rob Reilly Announced as 2015 AICP Next Awards Judging Chair
Call 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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Living The American Dream: Editing Sharknado 5Living The American Dream: Editing Sharknado 5
Ana Florit is your typical Los Angeles-based film editor: among other things, she grew up in the French Alps, moved to Paris, directed a one-hour movie, moved to Hollywood, and has served as the lead editor on the 2nd, 3rd, and now, the latest in the pop-culture phenomenon Sharknado franchise, Sharknado 5: Global Swarming. You know, your usual run-the-the-mill American Dream story. In Ana’s case, the journey also includes a stint at Video Symphony, a Saturn Award nomination, and playing a major role in moving independent production powerhouse The Asylum fully from FCP7 to Premiere Pro. Here, Ana talks with Creative COW Associate Editor Kylee Peña about workflow, VFX, and some of the secrets of Sharknado's success. (Spoiler alert: they're not comedies.)
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What Picasso Can Teach Us About FilmmakingWhat Picasso Can Teach Us About Filmmaking
Feature film editor Sven Pape takes a unique, entertaining look at Pablo Picasso's approach to art, and offers specific examples from a variety of movies, as well as Picasso's own advice. As Sven puts it, success requires action. Make a film. Fail. Then fail harder. Of course, Picasso and Sven have great advice for succeeding too! You'll get a kick out of this one.
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Indie Film Sound Editing: A This Guy Edits TutorialIndie Film Sound Editing: A This Guy Edits Tutorial
ACE Award-nominated picture editor Sven Pape ("This Guy Edits") speaks with Sundance Award-winning sound editor Ugo Derouard on The 5 Five Steps of Audio Post Production: Sound Editing, Spotting, Dialog Editing, Sound Design, and Sound Mixing, paying special attention to the specific needs of, and techniques that can work best for, independent filmmakers.
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TV Workflow Supervisor Kylee Peña: The Benefits of PressureTV Workflow Supervisor Kylee Peña: The Benefits of Pressure
TV workflow supervisor Kylee Peña (Jane the Virgin, Colony) visits Adobe's "Make It" talk show to chat with host Jason Levine about the evolution of motion picture workflows, from the days of film and tape to our modern digital world of crazy-high shooting ratios and constantly evolving technology. She also expounds on the upside to creative constraints and tight deadlines. And don’t miss the lightning round!!!
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: Behind the Scenes with REDGuardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: Behind the Scenes with RED
Anticipation for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was already heated up when director James Gunn announced that it was to be the first feature film captured with the RED WEAPON camera using an 8K RED DRAGON VV sensor. In this marvelous behind the scenes featurette courtesy RED Digital Cinema, James discusses the decision to use the RED WEAPON, and how it played out with director of photography Henry Braham, BSC. Both of them found the combination of the massive sensor and small form factor incredibly compelling, providing them the technology to capture the epic scale of the action, in a package small enough to allow them to get exceptionally close to the scenes of genuine intimacy that are this series' secret weapon. (See what we did there?)
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Ep 315: Punish This Netflix - The Punisher & 1922 Reviews
Episode 315 of The Harold & Maudecast "Punish This Netflix", hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review the Netflix original Series, The Punisher, Season 1 and the Netflix original movie, 1922. Marvel's The Punisher hit Netflix on November 17th. This live action serial installment of the popular comic book franchise...
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Interview: Award Winning VFX Artist Pav Grochola
On this episode of Conversations With on The HMC, host Sarah Mason interviews award winning VFX Artist, Pav Grochola who is the Lead VFX Artist on Sony Pictures Imageworks upcoming animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Pav Grochola is the Lead VFX Artist for Sony Pictures Imageworks. His credits include...
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri - Movie Review
This episode of Justice & Doom Movie Reviews on The HMC, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI. It's been 7 months since Mildred (Frances McDormand) has heard from the Ebbing police with any news on her daughter's killer. Taking matters into her own hands, she rents three billboards with provocative statements...
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