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Pomfort Releases LiveGrade Pro Version 4
Pomfort Releases LiveGrade Pro Version 4
Version 4 introduces an innovative and automated way of logging and organizing camera metadata. Users can now capture and monitor live camera metadata coming from one or multiple cameras.
Pomfort, a leading provider of professional software solutions for digital media assets and color management in motion picture and broadcast production, today released a major upgrade to its industry leading software LiveGrade Pro. The new version 4 of LiveGrade Pro for the first time makes live camera metadata available directly in the software and gives the production team even greater control over the live image on set.
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HPA Awards Engineering Excellence Call for Entries Opens
HPA Awards Engineering Excellence Call for Entries Opens
Coveted Honor Spotlights Technical and Creative Ingenuity
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) opens its call for entries for the Engineering Excellence Award today, April 17, 2018. Now in its 13th year, the HPA Engineering Excellence Award is considered one of the most important technology honors in the industry, spotlighting companies and individuals who draw upon technical and creative ingenuity to develop breakthrough technologies. Submissions will close on May 25, 2018.
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The Red Giant Annual Spring Sale is Coming April 24th, 30% Off All Plugins
The Red Giant Annual Spring Sale is Coming April 24th, 30% Off All Plugins
For just 24 hours, Red Giant will be offering 30% off full licenses, upgrades and academic store products. Discounted VFX, filmmaking and motion graphics plugins for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X and more.
The Red Giant annual Spring Sale is back again, with all tools found in the Red Giant online store on sale at 30% off their original price. The sale will go live on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 8AM PDT for just 24 hours. All Red Giant VFX, filmmaking and motion graphics plugins and suites sold online at www.redgiant.com, including full licenses, upgrades and products from the academic store* (already 50% off), will be on sale at 30% off the regular price from 8:00 AM PDT on April 24, 2018 to 8:00 AM PDT on April 25, 2018.
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Park Pictures' AG Rojas grounds Florence + The Machine with artful grayscale in "Sky Full of Song" video
Park Pictures' AG Rojas grounds Florence + The Machine with artful grayscale in "Sky Full of Song" videoAward-winning director AG Rojas, represented by Park Pictures, unveils Florence + The Machine’s latest track “Sky Full of Song” with an inspired grayscale art film.. Chock full of metaphor borrowed from the song’s lyrics, Rojas pairs still life, psychedelic swirls and the unusually still figure of Florence, immobile on a hardwood floor. The song and music video were released for the upcoming annual Record Store Day on April 21, 2018, where a limited edition, double A-side 7” vinyl of the track will become available.
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DMG LUMIÈRE BY ROSCO UNVEILS COLOR EVOLUTION IN LED LIGHTING AT NAB 2018
MIX technology brings true Rosco color inside a cutting-edge, portable and durable LED fixture
Rosco, a leading manufacturer of lighting solutions for the entertainment industry, today announced the launch of MIX at NAB 2018 (booth #C7915). The color LED lighting innovation is the result of Rosco’s recent acquisition of LED lighting specialist DMG Lumière, combining true Rosco color inside a cutting-edge, portable and durable LED fixture.
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Blackmagic Design Announces the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Blackmagic Design Announces the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Camera features dual native ISO, full 4/3 HDR sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, and ProRes or RAW recording to internal SD/UHS-II and CFast cards, or even external USB-C drives!
Blackmagic Design today announced the all new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, a handheld digital film camera with full 4/3 HDR sensor, dual native ISO with up to 25600 ISO for incredible low light performance as well as 13 stops of dynamic range. It also eliminates expensive external recorders, as it features a unique new USB-C Expansion Port, which allows customers to record using the internal SD/UHS-II and CFast recorders or directly to the same external disks they will use for editing and color correction. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K will be available from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide later this year for only US$1,295.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Cintel Scanner 2
Blackmagic Design Announces New Cintel Scanner 2
World’s most popular film scanner now with 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 3, HDR and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced Cintel Scanner 2, a new second generation model of its popular real-time film scanner. Cintel Scanner 2 features the incredible speed of Thunderbolt 3 and PCIe host computer connections, as well as a new skid plate for 35 mm HDR film scanning and timecode output. The new Cintel Scanner 2 will be available in June for US$29,995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15
New upgrade fully integrates visual effects and motion graphics, adds even more audio tools plus hundreds of new features and improvements that editors and colorists have asked for!
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 15, a massive update that fully integrates visual effects and motion graphics, making it the world’s first solution to combine professional offline and online editing, color correction, audio post production, multi user collaboration and now visual effects together in one software tool. DaVinci Resolve 15 adds an entirely new Fusion page with over 250 tools for compositing, paint, particles, animated titles and more.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces New ATEM 1 M/E
Blackmagic Design Introduces New ATEM 1 M/E
Advanced Panel Newly designed, compact 1 M/E panel features updated layout and the latest advanced broadcast technology for working with all ATEM live production switchers.
Blackmagic Design today announced the all new ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel, a new elegantly designed compact hardware control panel designed to work with all ATEM switchers. The ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel features the latest broadcast technology, smooth professional buttons, knobs, T-Bar fader and joystick, a built in LCD and more. The ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel is available at a new low price at only US$2,995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces New Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter
Blackmagic Design Introduces New Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter
Now customers can extend and power cameras from up to 2 km away, all over a single SMPTE fiber optic cable.
Blackmagic Design today announced the all new Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter which convert standard television industry connections for video, audio, power, talkback, tally and more into a single SMPTE hybrid electrical and fiber optic cable. This allows cameras to be placed up to 2 km away from a studio or outside broadcast truck using a single cable. The Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter is available for US$2,995 and the Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter is available for US$2,995. Both fiber converters are available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Storyblocks Disrupts Stock Media Industry with API Offering 4.4 Million Downloads and Annual Growth of Nearly 700 Percent
Storyblocks Disrupts Stock Media Industry with API Offering 4.4 Million Downloads and Annual Growth of Nearly 700 Percent
Storyblocks also Announces New Corporate Partnerships with NBCUniversal, VOX Media, and Universal Music Group
Storyblocks, the first subscription-based stock media company, continues to disrupt the digital media ecosystem, announcing today that it has achieved over 4.4 million asset downloads through its API offering and surpassed 697 percent growth rate over the last year. As a one-stop-shop for digital storytelling, users accessing content through its API integrations are up 1,486 percent when compared to last year.
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Avid Unveils Latest Wave of Innovations for Media Creation, Management and Distribution
Avid Unveils Latest Wave of Innovations for Media Creation, Management and Distribution
Avid accelerates delivery of tools, apps, services, and solutions for creative professionals, production teams and media enterprises; shares industry insights and expertise at NAB 2018 conference sessions; and unveils an exciting speaker line-up for its NAB main stage
Avid®  (Nasdaq: AVID), the platform for media and entertainment, today unveiled a wave of innovative tools, apps, services, and solutions at Avid Connect 2018, the annual gathering of the Avid Customer Association (ACA). Extending the benefits of MediaCentral®, Avid has expanded its comprehensive product offerings with groundbreaking advancements for creative and aspiring professionals, production teams and media enterprises across news, sports, live production and post production. These products and services will be demonstrated during the NAB Show at Avid’s booth #SU801, April 9-12.
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Vocas to Showcase New Multifunction Shoulder Rig and Other Accessories at NAB 2018
Vocas to Showcase New Multifunction Shoulder Rig and Other Accessories at NAB 2018Vocas Systems, European manufacturer of innovative, professional-calibre camera accessories, will introduce a range of new products at NAB 2018, including accessories designed for the Sony Venice, the Panasonic AU-EVA 1 and other new cameras. In addition, the company will showcase a new follow focus, a new matte box support with shoulder pad and a redesign of the popular Vocas director’s cage.
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Sigma Announces an Exclusive Clamp-On Ring 162mm COR-11 for Its Sought-After Cine 14mm T2 FF
Sigma Announces an Exclusive Clamp-On Ring 162mm COR-11 for Its Sought-After Cine 14mm T2 FFThe Sigma Corporation today announced the newest accessory for its Cine High Speed 14mm T2 FF Prime Lens – the Clamp-On Ring 162mm COR-11, which extends the front diameter of the lens to 162mm. When attached to a wide-angle matte box compatible with 6.6" x 6.6" square type filters such as the ARRI LMB-6 (2-stage), the setup allows cinematographers to film on full-frame cameras without undesired vignetting. The Sigma COR-11 is also compatible with SF Ex-tender SF-E1 (optional) and other third-party accessories. Sigma continues to expand its Cine offering by providing solutions to the increasing demand for cine lenses compatible with digital cinema cameras with large format sensors.
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Panavision’s Millennium DXL2 Camera Makes NAB Debut
Panavision’s Millennium DXL2 Camera Makes NAB Debut
Company’s Technology Leaders to Participate on Conference Panels
Panavision, the motion picture industry’s most respected designer, manufacturer and provider of state-of-the-art cinema lenses, high-precision camera systems and innovative post production technologies, will showcase its Millennium DXL2 8K camera at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, which runs April 7-12 in Las Vegas. Technology leaders from Panavision and its subsidiary Light Iron will also share their vision and expertise during panel discussions throughout the conference.
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EditShare Deters Cyber Threats with New XStream EFS Auditing Capabilities
EditShare Deters Cyber Threats with New XStream EFS Auditing Capabilities
Aligned with Motion Picture Association of America best practices, new XStream EFS Auditing pioneers security in media engineered storage platforms
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage, AQC and media management solutions, announced the availability of the new XStream EFS Auditing capabilities, aligning with industry standard best practices for security against cyber attacks and hacks. XStream EFS File Auditing records every log-in/log-out, media space mount, file open read, move, copy or delete. The visually intuitive EFS Auditing Analysis Dashboard makes it easy to sort through file audit logs and read summary reports on user activity which can be filtered by user, IP address, event type, media space and time interval.
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Audiomotion and Vicon Help Make the Virtual into Reality for Spielberg's ‘Ready Player One’
Audiomotion and Vicon Help Make the Virtual into Reality for Spielberg's ‘Ready Player One’
Audiomotion in Collaboration with Digital Domain Used Vicon Vantage V16 Cameras and an Early Version of
Shōgun Software; Nearly 60 Percent of the Film Featured Performance Capture
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Chris Buchanan to Present Keynote at 2018 NAB Show's Future of Cinema Conference
Chris Buchanan to Present Keynote at 2018 NAB Show's Future of Cinema Conference
NAB Show 2018's Future of Cinema Conference Is Produced in Partnership With SMPTE
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that Chris Buchanan, director of new business development at Samsung Electronics America, will present the keynote at the 2018 NAB Show's Future of Cinema Conference, produced in partnership with SMPTE. The conference will take place April 7-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Feel the Colors with Beck's Latest Music Video from Director Edgar Wright and The Mill
Feel the Colors with Beck's Latest Music Video from Director Edgar Wright and The Mill
Available exclusively on Apple Music, ‘Colors’ is the title track to Beck’s 13th album. The music video lives up to its namesake thanks to dynamic choreography by Ryan Heffington, complemented by specialized color grading, compositing, and playful animated graphics from The Mill.
“Colors” is the dazzling new video directed by Edgar Wright (Baby Driver, The Cornetto Trilogy, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), that brings the title track of Beck’s current album to vivid multi-hued life, aided and abetted by kinetic choreography by Ryan Heffington. Beck and Wright’s collaboration on the “Colors” video has resulted in something completely alien yet strangely familiar, as if an extraterrestrial culture had accidentally intercepted a transmission of a Busby Berkeley film—and chosen to create their own sequel.
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DP Adam Swica, CSC creates a neo-noir look for indie feature Birdland with VariCam 35
DP Adam Swica, CSC creates a neo-noir look for indie feature Birdland with VariCam 35
Says Swica: “Everybody was just shocked on what we were capturing. The VariCam slashed our lighting package.”
Birdland, directed and co-written by Peter Lynch, is a Canadian feature that contains some of the most striking images you’ll see in an indie film this year. It tells the story of an ex-cop, Sheila Hood, who hides surveillance cameras in her home to spy on her husband’s affairs – essentially becoming a voyeur of her own life. The film was shot by cinematographer Adam Swica, CSC (The Art of the Steal, The Firm) with a single Panasonic VariCam 35 camera.
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Fortium to Showcase Latest Post Production and GDPR Security Solutions at NAB 2018
Fortium to Showcase Latest Post Production and GDPR Security Solutions at NAB 2018
Demonstrations to include new encryption-on-the-fly and smart folder authentication features for video and personal data encryption-at-rest solutions.
Fortium, leading provider of digital content protection solutions for film, television and broadcast, will demonstrate the latest features of its MediaSeal encryption ‘at-rest’ and ‘in-use’ solution at NAB 2018, April 7-12, in Las Vegas. Demonstrations will show how MediaSeal protects sensitive media files from cybercrime and accidental distribution without impacting post-production and localization workflows. New features include Smart Folders, for encryption-on-the-fly, and Smart Card. for advanced authentication. Fortium will also be demonstrating the latest version of Patronus, its DVD Screener anti-rip product.
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Sigma’s Distinctive Cinema, VR and Sony E-Mount Lenses Capture NAB 2018
Sigma’s Distinctive Cinema, VR and Sony E-Mount Lenses Capture NAB 2018
The breakthrough, multi award-winning full-frame and S35 Cine lenses return to the NAB show; Brand new Sigma VR and Sony E-Mount lens options shown at booth C10308
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will present its lineup of award-winning cinema lenses, alongside the brand new VR-enabled 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens and Sony E-mount Art lenses at the NAB 2018 exhibition held in Las Vegas NV, from April 9-12 (booth C10308).
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Friends of Mine helps OtterBox global brand film "Pass It On"
Friends of Mine helps OtterBox global brand film "Pass It On"Emmy Award®- winning design and branding studio Friends of Mine and its Creative Director and Co-Founder Jeremy Lindenmier have partnered with client OtterBox to envision, produce and launch a unique, seven-part brand film spanning seven locations around the world.
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Imagine Products and StorageDNA Partner to Bring Ease of Access to LTO Tape Files
Imagine Products and StorageDNA Partner to Bring Ease of Access to LTO Tape Files
myLTOdna Interface lets users access files on an LTO tape as they would a hard drive, eliminating seek-and-restore time
Imagine Products, creator of software utilities for backing up, viewing, sharing, transcoding, and archiving video assets, and StorageDNA, a leader in intelligent nearline and archiving workflow solutions for media professionals, today announced a partnership resulting in a groundbreaking new product. Both thought leaders, the two companies have collaborated on an integrated solution that enables random access to files on an LTO tape, essentially turning it into a hard drive with dnaLTFS — an LTFS adaptation that was never available before. The results are time savings and easier access to assets in production and postproduction workflows.
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HDR Denmark uses Nevion IP remote-production solution for live horse racing coverage
HDR Denmark uses Nevion IP remote-production solution for live horse racing coverage
Solution provides cost-effective production
Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, has announced that HDR Denmark, a full-service provider to the broadcast industry, has deployed Nevion equipment and software for IP-based remote-production. The solution enables HDR to provide live horse racing coverage in Denmark with a minimum crew on-site. It also makes optimum use of resources in the central studio and control room in Copenhagen.
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Hawk-Woods Reel Power Battery Approved for On-Board Use with ARRI ALEXA LF
Hawk-Woods Reel Power Battery Approved for On-Board Use with ARRI ALEXA LF
Manios Digital & Film will be demonstrating Hawk-Woods power solutions at NAB 2018.
Hawk-Woods, innovative developer of broadcast power solutions, today announces that its 26v Reel Power lithium-ion battery is the first and only power source approved for on-board use with ARRI’s new Alexa LF large format camera system. The battery is capable of powering Alexa LF even when recording natively in 4K, when power draw is at its peak. Reel Power batteries have been used as an on-board power supply with other large-format cameras, including the ARRI Alexa 65, for years and have proven a reliable solution.
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EastWest Celebrates 30 Years of Virtual Instruments with 50% Off Sale
EastWest Celebrates 30 Years of Virtual Instruments with 50% Off Sale
Flagship virtual instruments and the first 30 days of ComposerCloud half-off
30 years ago, when sampling technology was in its infancy, Doug Rogers saw an opportunity to innovate how samples are recorded and sold. He followed his vision, founded EastWest and wrote one of the most impressive success stories in music production history: Today, EastWest's virtual instruments are considered the best available, endorsed by the who's who of the music, film, TV and games industries, and have amassed hundreds of international industry awards.
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Wondros Welcomes Celebrated Executive Producer Sophie Gold
Wondros Welcomes Celebrated Executive Producer Sophie GoldLos Angeles-based Wondros welcomes acclaimed Executive Producer Sophie Gold to the company’s leadership team. A strategic self-starter, Gold brings extensive experience while aligning with Wondros’ creative approaches to inform culture and inspire change through branded content and beyond.
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Aardman’s Early Man – axisVFX seamlessly blends VFX with stop-motion across 1,350 VFX shots
Aardman’s Early Man – axisVFX seamlessly blends VFX with stop-motion across 1,350 VFX shots
Bristol-based VFX outfit delivers impressive effects on Nick Park’s latest feature.
axisVFX, the visual effects arm of Axis Studios and creator of high-end CG imagery for television and film projects, has delivered 1,350 shots over the course of 13 months on Aardman Animations’ latest stop motion epic Early Man. The work included the film’s dramatic prologue, epic stadium shots, the moody badlands, lava, fire and water FX.
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UK X Factor Arena Tour Powered By Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow
UK X Factor Arena Tour Powered By Blackmagic Design Live Production WorkflowBlackmagic Design today announced that IMAG projection for the 2018 X Factor live arena tour was produced with a PPU, built around an ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K with ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel. Live acquisition was delivered by an HD multicam set up which included the URSA Broadcast.
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Starwest Studios Partners With Litepanels For Cutting-Edge Dance Broadcast Facility
Starwest Studios Partners With Litepanels For Cutting-Edge Dance Broadcast Facility
Broad Array of Litepanels LED Solutions Light the Way for Industry's First Combination Dance Studio/Broadcast Production Facility
Starwest Studios, an all-new broadcast production and dance facility in Burbank, California, is also an outstanding showcase studio for Litepanels® LED lighting solutions. An array of almost 50 lights from Litepanels' Gemini, Astra, and Sola, product families provide reliable, flicker-free lighting for a wide variety of television broadcast and online streaming dance productions.
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ADG Film Society Announces 2018 Screening Series Presented with the American Cinematheque
ADG Film Society Announces 2018 Screening Series Presented with the American Cinematheque
Award-Winning Production Designers Are Focus of Film Series at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and the American Cinematheque are co-hosting the annual 2018 Screening Series “Production Design: Designers On Design” highlighting the work of renowned Production Designers and their creative collaborations. The monthly series will run from April through August, and the screenings will alternate between the American Cinematheque’s Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood) and the Max Palevsky Theatre at the Aero (1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica) with all screenings starting at 5:30 pm.
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HBO Chooses Wazee Digital for Archiving Endangered Formats
HBO Chooses Wazee Digital for Archiving Endangered Formats
Wazee Digital Core Preserves HBO's Legacy Sports Content Using AS-02 While Providing an Easy Way to Search and Download the Assets
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that HBO® has begun using Wazee Digital Core to digitize and archive sports content currently stored in endangered videotape formats. In doing so, HBO can preserve its deteriorating content while providing access to the archive for stakeholders that need that content.
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MTI Film Introduces CORTEX v5 at NAB 2018
MTI Film Introduces CORTEX v5 at NAB 2018
Come see what we've got in store at NAB Show 2018. Visit us in booth SL14807
MTI Film will be introducing CORTEX v5 at NAB 2018. Fast becoming the number 1 choice for IMF creation and delivery, the CORTEX software family of products provide high quality, powerful and secure workflow solutions for on set and post production.
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Aerial Cinematography Firm Takes to the Skies with FUJINON Cabrio Zoom
Aerial Cinematography Firm Takes to the Skies with FUJINON Cabrio Zoom
Rugged Design of FUJINON 25-300mm Cabrio Zoom Makes for Perfect Pairing with RED Helium 8K Camera
Shooting car chases, rocket tests, and flying action hero scenes from thousands of feet in the air requires a camera/lens combination that’s sturdy, flexible and sharp. For one of the world’s top aerial cinematography companies, Hawthorne, CA-based Gyron Systems International, a division of Wolfe Air Aviation, Ltd., those requirements led them to pair the 25-300mm Cabrio zoom from FUJIFILM/FUJINON with the RED Helium 8K camera.
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2018 LMGI Awards to Honor Location Pros Rino Pace and Josh Karan
2018 LMGI Awards to Honor Location Pros Rino Pace and Josh Karan
Awards Ceremony Set for April 7 at the Alex Theatre
Honorees for the 5th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards(LMGI) were announced today by LMGI President Eric Klosterman. New York based location manager JOSH KARAN (ALSAM founder) will take home the Trailblazer Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award will honor Canadian Location Manager RINO PACE (Inception, Deadpool, Unforgiven). The LMGI Awards spotlight international features, television and commercials in which the creative use of filming locations set the tone, enrich the character and enhance the narrative. Winners of additional awards will be revealed during the formal ceremony, hosted by comedian JONAH RAY (Mystery Science Theater 300: The Return, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail)on Saturday evening, April 7, 2018 at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale. Ticket information: bit.ly/2pnu0sl
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Wazee Digital Announces E-Commerce Capabilities for Digital Media Hub
Wazee Digital Announces E-Commerce Capabilities for Digital Media Hub
Permission-Based Shopping Cart Lets Rights Holders Monetize Content Through Digital Media Hub
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced it has incorporated new e-commerce capabilities into its Digital Media Hub digital asset portal. The new capabilities allow Digital Media Hub customers — mainly, content rights holders and/or content creators — to monetize their content through a shopping cart that enables self-serve checkout or guided, quote-based check out.
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PushPlay to Win in annual short film contest from LaCie
PushPlay to Win in annual short film contest from LaCiePushPlay is an annual short film contest for the indie filmmaking community—hosted by LaCie. Together with a carefully selected panel of judges, we’ll be looking for the best told stories from the brightest emerging filmmakers spanning narrative fiction, documentary, and animation film categories.
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Show Me The Money: Westdoc Online to Cover Grants and Funding in Next Episode
Show Me The Money: Westdoc Online to Cover Grants and Funding in Next EpisodeWestdoc Online, an internet broadcast series dedicated to documentary and nonfiction filmmaking, announced today it will cover valuable information on securing grants and other forms of funding for documentary and nonfiction projects in its next episode livestreaming Wednesday, March 21 at 9:30am Pacific time on www.westdoconline.com.
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FireFly Cinema Unveils FireVision, a New Cloud-based Collaborative Workflow Solution for Film Production Teams
FireFly Cinema Unveils FireVision, a New Cloud-based Collaborative Workflow Solution for Film Production Teams
Company also unveils new version of its digital color management suite of solutions
At NAB 2018, on booth C11125 (Flanders Scientific) FireFly Cinema, a developer of affordable software for digital workflow from film set dailies processing to postproduction color grading and finish, will unveil FireVision, a new cloud-based application designed to help production teams easily share comments, tag videos, color data, and resolve issues from any location. The company will also release version 7 of its digital color management software suite. Used on hundreds of feature films (LA LA Land, Planetarium, The History of Love, Belle and Sebastien), FireFly Cinema solutions provide an integrated and production-wide approach to managing color workflows on-set, through dailies and postproduction.
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Finish Post Utilizes DaVinci Resolve Studio In National Television Commercial for Progressive
Finish Post Utilizes DaVinci Resolve Studio In National Television Commercial for Progressive
Boston’s Finish Post used DaVinci Resolve Studio and a DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel to grade Progressive's latest commercial titled, "My Year of Me."
Blackmagic Design today announced that Colorist Rob Bessette from Boston-based Finish Post used DaVinci Resolve Studio and a DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel to grade Progressive's latest commercial titled, "My Year of Me." The spot follows the Progressive Box as he recounts his recent travels around the globe.
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Master The Workflow: Becoming a Feature Film Editor comes to Avid Connect 2018
Master The Workflow: Becoming a Feature Film Editor comes to Avid Connect 2018
Keys to Breaking-In to a Career in Film Editing Addressed at Avid Connect 2018
A breakout session entitled, "Master The Workflow: The Clearest Path to Becoming a Feature Film Editor," will be presented by veteran film editor Lawrence Jordan and assistant editor Richard Sanchez at Avid Connect 2018.
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Wazee Digital Hosts Q&A with Viacom at 2018 NAB Show
Wazee Digital Hosts Q&A with Viacom at 2018 NAB Show
Wazee Digital CEO Harris Morris to Host Q&A With Viacom SVP Phil Lalonde at 2018 NAB Show
In recognition of one of its newest partnerships, Wazee Digital will host Phil Lalonde of Viacom Media Networks for a private, casual Q&A session and cocktail reception with Harris Morris, Wazee Digital Chairman, and CEO Phil Lalonde, Senior Vice President of Ad Sales Operations at Viacom Media Networks Viacom Media Networks is the largest portfolio of ad-supported cable networks in the United States, in terms of audience share. It is also among the most vibrant, diverse, and culturally relevant collections of brands in media and entertainment.
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NAB 2018: Broadcast Pix Introduces ioGates Desktop App to Simplify Large Content Distribution
NAB 2018: Broadcast Pix Introduces ioGates Desktop App to Simplify Large Content Distribution
All Broadcast Pix switchers now include an ioGates account that can use the new ioGates Desktop App.
ioGates, a Broadcast Pix™ company, today announced the new ioGates Desktop App, a free option that makes it easy for clients across the globe to view and distribute large content files through its secure cloud-based video management service. With the new app, users can simplify and customize content delivery to specific devices to accommodate various workflows and format requirements. Broadcast Pix (Booth SL8320) will demonstrate the ioGates Desktop App at the 2018 NAB Show, which runs April 9-12 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Light Iron Expands to Atlanta
Light Iron Expands to Atlanta
Fourth facility added since Panavision acquisition three years ago.
Light Iron – a leading post production creative services provider and member of the Panavision family of companies – has opened a new facility in Atlanta to locally support the robust Georgia production community. The expansion is the fourth since Panavision acquired Light Iron in 2015, bringing Light Iron’s U.S. locations to six total, including Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans, Albuquerque and Chicago.
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Hulu VR Series A Curious Mind with Dominic Monaghan Shot with Micro Studio Camera 4K
Hulu VR Series A Curious Mind with Dominic Monaghan Shot with Micro Studio Camera 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that Toronto-based production house CreamVR used four Micro Studio Camera 4Ks to shoot the virtual reality (VR) series “A Curious Mind with Dominic Monaghan,” now available on Hulu VR. Co-produced with Hulu and Microsoft, “A Curious Mind with Dominic Monaghan” takes viewers along on an immersive scientific exploration of our universe with the host. Viewers join Monaghan as he travels into outer space and other unreachable places to deconstruct mind-bending scientific and philosophical questions, such as the concept of the Earth as one living superorganism.
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Element Post Production Scales Business on EditShare Media Asset Management and Tiered Storage
Element Post Production Scales Business on EditShare Media Asset Management and Tiered Storage
Dublin-based post production and trailer house drives booming business on EditShare’s Flow, and AirFlow media asset management, XStream EFS 300 shared storage, and Ark archiving solutions
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, has today announced that Dublin-based post production facility, Element, has implemented an XStream EFS 300 single-node scale out storage server, Ark archiving solution, Flow media asset management and and AirFlow for remote collaboration applications in order to better manage the growing business workload. The integrated EditShare solutions provide a scalable single namespace tiered storage environment with integrated asset management which enables automation of key processes that help Element meet increases their higher volume of media work.
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AIM ’18 Celebrates Peekskill, New York as ‘Mediapolis’ in the Making
AIM ’18 Celebrates Peekskill, New York as ‘Mediapolis’ in the Making
Event-filled Weekend, March 24-25, to Showcase the City’s Affinity for Synergizing Art, Industry & Media
AIM ’18 is a weekend-long series of activities March 24-25 created to celebrate the lower Hudson Valley’s emergence as a “mediapolis” – a thriving hub of multimedia creativity and commerce. The first-time event is centered in the resurgent riverfront city of Peekskill. AIM ‘18 is being coordinated under the auspices of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce, which has formed a new committee, branded AIM – symbolizing Peekskill’s affinity for synergizing Art, Industry and Media.
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Accomplice Media's Lino Russell Directs the World Debut of the Ferrari 488 Pista
Accomplice Media's Lino Russell Directs the World Debut of the Ferrari 488 Pista
Director represented in the U.S. by Accomplice Media, creates film for the high -performance car that is poetry in motion.
Ferrari launched its latest limited-edition road car, the 488 Pista, at the Geneva Auto Show this month with a film that gives viewers a taste of what it’s like to sit behind the wheel of a car that can do zero to 60 in 2.85 seconds and has a top speed in excess of 200 mph. The car features the most powerful V8 fitted to a street legal Ferrari ever. Directed by Lino Russell, the film shows the 488 Pista rocketing around a racetrack and open roads in an astonishing display of speed, power and performance.
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Pro Sound Effects Releases European Capitals Library
Pro Sound Effects Releases European Capitals Library
Immersive surround city ambiences recorded by award-winning sound designer Ken Skoglund
Pro Sound Effects®, the next level sound effects library company, has released European Capitals - a massive exclusive sound library featuring nearly 20 hours of surround urban ambience recordings from six major cities in Europe.
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Substance Designer Adds UDIM Support for Feature Film Artists
Substance Designer Adds UDIM Support for Feature Film Artists
3D Material Authoring Tool Begins 2018 with Nine New Nodes and a Big Graph Speed Boost
Allegorithmic has released a new update to Substance Designer engineered to take on the high-res workflows of professional VFX artists. With the introduction of UDIM support, the process of texturing large meshes will now be faster and easier than ever, bringing Substance Designer’s node-based, material authoring capabilities to an even wider audience.
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Vintage Cloud Launches Smart Indexing to North America at NAB 2018
Vintage Cloud Launches Smart Indexing to North America at NAB 2018
Enables value of media archive assets to be simply and cost-effectively realized
At NAB 2018, film archive digitization specialist Vintage Cloud is launching its Smart Indexing solution to the North American market. The company is also announcing that users can now log in at www.vintagecloud.com and create their own cloud account online.
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Boris FX Adds Alan Lorence, Brings Back Famed Particle Illusion System
Boris FX Adds Alan Lorence, Brings Back Famed Particle Illusion System
Particle Illusion Founder and Engineer Set to Helm a Newly Redesigned, GPU-Accelerated Update for Fast VFX and Motion Graphics Generation
After taking a two year hiatus from the visual effects plug-in industry, Alan Lorence, former wondertouch founder and GenArts product manager, joins the Boris FX™ team as Product Manager. The addition of Lorence brings his career full circle as he is set to relaunch Particle Illusion, his first major contribution to the visual effects industry. The renowned sprite-based particle generator for creating motion graphics elements like smoke, fireworks, and sparkles was acquired by Boris FX from GenArts in 2016.
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ADG Announces Sci-Fi Eagle-Con Schedule at Cal State LA, March 8-10
ADG Announces Sci-Fi Eagle-Con Schedule at Cal State LA, March 8-10
Spotlighting Aliens, Monsters and Others. Nelson Coates, ADG Pres, and Chuck Parker, ADG Ex. Dir, Join Speakers, Including a “Guardian of the Galaxy” Super Panel, Production Designers, Illustrators and Set Designers Among Others
The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800), Founding Sponsor of Eagle-Con, has announced their event during the three-day Sci-Fi convention at Cal State LA from March 8-10. ADG panels feature Nelson Coates and ADG President; Chuck Parker, ADG Executive Director, for discussions on the Labor movement, entertainment, art, sci-fi, fantasy, race, gender identity and sexuality. Eagle-Con brings together a diverse range of students and the professionals behind science fiction TV-shows, fantasy novels, comic book movies and superheroes comics, while discussing topics such as ableism and ethnicity. Additionally, the ADG will host an exhibit with over 300 pieces of production art that reflect the theme of this years’ convention: Aliens, Monsters and Others.
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Technicolor PostWorks Helps Send 10 Films to SXSW
Technicolor PostWorks Helps Send 10 Films to SXSWContinuing its support for innovative and emerging filmmakers, Technicolor PostWorks New York provided post-production services for 10 films screening at this month’s SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The films span narrative, documentary and animation categories and include five world premieres. The 10 Technicolor PostWorks projects include a wide range of projects in various genres.
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EditShare NAB 2018 Media Showcase Mitigates Cybercrime and Costly QC Delivery; Expands Tiered Storage and Remote Workflows
EditShare NAB 2018 Media Showcase Mitigates Cybercrime and Costly QC Delivery; Expands Tiered Storage and Remote Workflows
New XStream EFS Auditing aligns with security best practices; QUALES AQC delivers best-in-class QC ROI; EFS 40NL nearline storage solution keeps assets at fingertips; and software-defined Flow MAM opens new remote workflows.
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today announced that it will be showcasing new capabilities across its award-winning XStream EFS scale out storage, Flow media asset management, QUALES automated quality check and file verification, and XStream EFS 40NL nearline storage solutions at NAB 2018 (booth SL8620).
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Kino Lorber to Release New 4K Restoration of THE ATOMIC CAFE Nationwide Following its SXSW Premiere on March 10, 2018
Kino Lorber to Release New 4K Restoration of THE ATOMIC CAFE Nationwide Following its SXSW Premiere on March 10, 2018Kino Lorber Repertory is proud to announce the acquisition of all North American rights to the new 4K IndieCollect restoration of The Atomic Cafe, supervised by filmmakers Kevin Rafferty, Jayne Loader and Pierce Rafferty. Set to premiere at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX, on Saturday, March 10, 2018, the newly-restored The Atomic Cafe will open in theaters nationwide during the summer––and receive a home media release during fall 2018.
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Zaxcom shipping highly anticipated Deva 24 & Mix-16 audio system for sound professionals
Zaxcom shipping highly anticipated Deva 24 & Mix-16 audio system for sound professionalsIn 1996, Zaxcom introduced Deva, the first 4-channel portable hard disk recorder. It went on to become the standard for sound recordists in film, television broadcast, live performance and post-production, forever changing the sound industry. Now this industry beloved line of recorders has introduced its fourth iteration, the Deva 24 and Mix-16, a next generation audio system for sound professionals.
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Pomfort Announces LiveGrade Pro Version 4 Coming Soon
Pomfort Announces LiveGrade Pro Version 4 Coming Soon
Public Beta Available Now
Pomfort announces LiveGrade Pro v4, that introduces an innovative and automated way of logging and organizing camera metadata. Users will be able to capture and log live camera metadata coming from one or multiple cameras. All camera metadata, combined with the look information, can be organized in the new Shot Library, and exported as Shot Reports. This way, DITs, DPs and 2nd Units can keep track of all shot-related information throughout the shooting day.
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SMPTE Hollywood Section to Explore the History of Moving Imagery with Lenny Lipton at March Meeting
SMPTE Hollywood Section to Explore the History of Moving Imagery with Lenny Lipton at March MeetingThe Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, will delve into the deep history of moving imagery with filmmaker, inventor, and author Lenny Lipton at its monthly meeting, scheduled for Thursday, March 22, in Hollywood. Lipton will offer a lively presentation based on his forthcoming book “The Cinema in Flux.” In it, he traces the history of moving imagery to the 17th century and Christian Huygen’s invention of magic lantern projection. This early period, which Lipton dubs the “Glass Era,” was followed by the Celluloid Era, brought about by the invention of film and discovery of apparent motion, and today’s Digital Era, distinguished by the electro-digital method of storing and manipulating imagery.
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yU+co Expands Creative Reach Into Museum/Exhibition Design Sector With Addition Of Robert Checchi
yU+co Expands Creative Reach Into Museum/Exhibition Design Sector With Addition Of Robert Checchi
Former J. Paul Getty Museum Sr. Exhibition Designer Brings Installation Development And Design Expertise To Acclaimed Creative Studio
In a move that further solidifies the digital content creation studio’s expansion into the emerging museum/exhibition development and design sector, yU+co has added Robert Checchi, the award-winning former Sr. Exhibition Designer for the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, as their new Director of Museum and Special Projects.
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Art Directors Guild Co-hosts Eagle-Con at Cal State LA on March 8-10
Art Directors Guild Co-hosts Eagle-Con at Cal State LA on March 8-10
Eagle-Con brings together the Art Directors Guild, Costume Designer Guild and students, March 8–10
Continuing a grassroots tradition of outreach into diverse communities, the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800), founding sponsor of Eagle-Con, co-hosts the three-day convention at Cal State LA with the Costume Designers Guild (IATSE Local 892). Eagle-Con brings together the artists and writers of science fiction TV-shows, fantasy novels, comic book movies and superheroes comics. This year’s event, themed Aliens, Monsters and Others, runs from Thursday, March 8, through Saturday, March 10, exploring the realities of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, identity and the boundless imaginations of artists and writers.
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Delvcam 12G-SDI Monitor Supports 4K Single Link with 4 Screen Multiviewer
Delvcam 12G-SDI Monitor Supports 4K Single Link with 4 Screen MultiviewerDelvcam, a US based design and engineering firm specializing in professional LCD video production monitors, introduces a new rack-mountable LCD monitor with 12G-SDI interfaces that supports 4K single link connections.
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Timecode Systems Joins Forces With Trew Audio to Meet Growing Demand From North America
Timecode Systems Joins Forces With Trew Audio to Meet Growing Demand From North AmericaTimecode Systems Limited, a U.K. manufacturer of timecode synchronisation products, has extended its relationship with North American broadcast industry service provider Trew Audio as it continues to drive forward the expansion of its solutions across the United States and Canada.
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FuseFX Appoints Joseph Bell Chief Operating Officer and Exec VP of Production
FuseFX Appoints Joseph Bell Chief Operating Officer and Exec VP of Production
Elite Visual Effects Studio Expands Senior Leadership Team with Key Hire
Premier visual effects studio FuseFX today announced the appointment of Joseph Bell as chief operating officer and executive vice president of production, with responsibility for client-centric processes and operations, including production team management and company expansion.
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Boris FX Announces New Particle Illusion and App Manager, Previews New 2018 Product Lineup at NAB 2018
Boris FX Announces New Particle Illusion and App Manager, Previews New 2018 Product Lineup at NAB 2018
Technology showcase of popular post-production plug-ins: Sapphire, Continuum, and Mocha for editing, motion graphics, and visual effects
Boris FX™, the leading developer of professional post-production tools, will be showcasing major new versions of the industry’s premier plug-ins: Continuum, Sapphire, and Mocha in connection with the brand new 2018 Boris FX App Manager at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), April 9-12, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Booth SL7620).
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SMPTE Life Fellow Jonathan Erland Earns Gordon E. Sawyer Award for Technical Contributions
SMPTE Life Fellow Jonathan Erland Earns Gordon E. Sawyer Award for Technical Contributions
Visual Effects Innovator Recognized With His Seventh Honor From the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that SMPTE Life Fellow Jonathan Erland, a pioneering visual effects technologist, has been awarded the Gordon E. Sawyer Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® (AMPAS®). During the Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation, held Feb. 10 in Beverly Hills, Erland was presented with an Honorary Award (an Oscar® statuette) recognizing his technological contributions to the industry.
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RED Digital Cinema 8K Camera Paired with FUJINON Zooms During Inaugural Surfing Contest
RED Digital Cinema 8K Camera Paired with FUJINON Zooms During Inaugural Surfing ContestConsidered one of the premiere surfing competitions, Volcom Pipe Pro is the inaugural event for the World Surfing League (WSL), bringing together the world’s top pipeline surfers. Live footage from the event was captured on RED Digital Cinema’s WEAPON with MONSTRO 8K VV sensor equipped with FUJINON Premier PL 25-300mm and 19-90mm Cabrio zoom lenses for Red Bull TV, in addition to Hawaii and Australia cable channels. The event also served as a real-world demo day with shooters from Red Bull, the WSL, and Uncle Toads Media Group trying out the new camera sensor and lens combination.
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ADG Oscar Panel Live Stream on Sat. March 3 at 3:00 PM PST
ADG Oscar Panel Live Stream on Sat. March 3 at 3:00 PM PST
OSCAR®-NOMINATED PRODUCTION DESIGNERS AND SET DECORATORS TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION AT EGYPTIAN THEATRE, MARCH 3
This year’s Oscar®-nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, BLADE RUNNER 2049, DARKEST HOUR, DUNKIRK and THE SHAPE OF WATER will discuss their craft at the 12th Annual Art of Production Design Oscar Panel presented by the Art Directors Guild and Set Decorators Society of America in association with the American Cinematheque on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 3 p.m. The panel, sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter, will be held at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, and is free to the public.
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Sachtler and Vinten Products on Display at the 2018 NAB Show
Sachtler and Vinten Products on Display at the 2018 NAB Show
Making Its NAB Show Debut: All-New flowtech™ Camera Tripod Technology
At the 2018 NAB Show, Sachtler® and Vinten®, both Vitec Group brands and global industry leaders in camera supports for over 100 years, will showcase the flowtech™ 75 tripod — based on all-new camera tripod technology with unique quick-release brakes and easy-adjust levers that enable camera operators to set up and begin using the tripod in an instant.
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Filmmaker Dane Hansen creates a stunning fashion short with the AU-EVA1
Filmmaker Dane Hansen creates a stunning fashion short with the AU-EVA1Available for only a few months, we’re already seeing visually impressive work shot with the Panasonic AU-EVA1. The EVA1 is a compact cinema camera that contains a 5.7K Super 35 sensor that delivers 14-stops of dynamic range and Dual Native ISOs of 800 and 2,500.
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DaVinci Resolve Studio Used to Grade National Broadcast Spots for Kmart
DaVinci Resolve Studio Used to Grade National Broadcast Spots for KmartBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio was used by Colorist Lauren Malis of Chicago-based The Colonie to grade and finish several national broadcast spots for retail giant Kmart. The creative editorial and post production house was tapped to deliver the seasonal spots throughout 2017, and while each spot is different in content, they all have a similar feel essential to the Kmart brand.
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Art Directors Guild Launches 6th Annual Production Apprentice Program
Art Directors Guild Launches 6th Annual Production Apprentice ProgramThe Art Directors Guild is launching its sixth annual Production Apprentice (PA) Trainee Program with a wide call for applicants across the country to colleges, universities and recent graduates. The program is dedicated to developing the most diverse group of new talent for the profession of production design for the moving image. This opportunity provides the most motivated and talented aspiring designers with an immersive learning experience and eventual Art Directors Guild membership. It is one of the most ambitious apprentice programs administered by a Hollywood labor union.
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HOBO Brings Sonic Vision To New A&E Doc Jonestown: The Women Behind The Massacre
HOBO Brings Sonic Vision To New A&E Doc Jonestown: The Women Behind The Massacre
Premiering February 26, New Doc Showcases Audio Studio Talents In The True Crime Genre
A powerful two-hour special “Jonestown: The Women Behind The Massacre,” which aired Monday, February 26 on A&E, (and repeats on March 5 and 6) focuses on the four women in Jim Jones’ inner circle who helped plan the 1978 Jonestown Massacre, one of the largest murder-suicide events in modern history -- and helping tell the story sonically was creative audio boutique HOBO who handled the film’s complex audio post and sound design.
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John Bailey, Milo Ventimiglia, Cloris Leachman to Present at the 2018 ICG Publicists Awards
John Bailey, Milo Ventimiglia, Cloris Leachman to Present at the 2018 ICG Publicists Awards
Betty White, Andy Serkis, and Dan Fogelman to be honored by the Guild
The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) presents their 55th Annual Publicists Awards Luncheon announcing winners honoring excellence in publicity and promotion for motion pictures and television programs. More than 900 industry leaders are expected to attend this year’s luncheon, which traditionally occurs the week leading up to the Academy Awards®.
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Panavision Panel at SXSW to Explore Beauty of 8K Large Format
Panavision Panel at SXSW to Explore Beauty of 8K Large Format
From Camera to Post, Experts Will Guide Audience Through Affordable 8K Workflow
Panavision, a global leader in optics and camera systems, will explore the beauty of 8K large format in an eye-opening presentation at SXSW on March 13 at 11:00 a.m. at the Vimeo Theater. Attendees to the interactive discussion will learn about the symbiotic relationship between full-frame imaging devices and large-format optics, and how these tools can help improve production value while remaining cost effective. The session will also present clips that demonstrate the benefits of 8K capture and how ultra-high resolution equates to more creative control.
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2018 Sundance Breakthrough Filmmaker Bing Liu signs with Nonfiction Unlimited for commercials and branded content
2018 Sundance Breakthrough Filmmaker Bing Liu signs with Nonfiction Unlimited for commercials and branded contentThe principals of LA-based commercial production company Nonfiction Unlimited are very proud to add 2018 Sundance Film Festival award-winning filmmaker Bing Liu to the company's exclusive roster of documentary directors. On Jan. 27, Liu was presented with Sundance's Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking for his feature-length documentary film, "Minding the Gap" (http://www.mindingthegapfilm.com).
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Popular Chinese Online Game JX Online 3 Adopts Blackmagic Design Workflow for Live Streaming
Popular Chinese Online Game JX Online 3 Adopts Blackmagic Design Workflow for Live Streaming
Line-up includes the ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, ATEM Television Studio HD, HyperDeck Studio Mini, HyperDeck Studio 12G, UltraStudio 4K and Web Presenter.
Blackmagic Design today announced that the official live streaming team of “JX Online 3,” a popular Chinese massively multiplayer online role playing game developed by Seasun Games of Chinese software giant KingSoft, is live producing and streaming its gaming competitions and marketing events with a workflow built around Blackmagic Design products. These include the ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, ATEM Television Studio HD, HyperDeck Studio Mini, HyperDeck Studio 12G, UltraStudio 4K and Web Presenter.
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Award-Winning Film ‘The Square’ Shares Dailies Securely with ioGates
Award-Winning Film ‘The Square’ Shares Dailies Securely with ioGatesBroadcast Pix™ today announced Magnolia Pictures’ The Square, which received a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nomination along with several other industry awards, used the ioGates cloud-based media management service to share dailies securely for production and editing approvals.
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PlayBox Technology Appoints Enlighten Digital as Master Distributor for Florida
PlayBox Technology Appoints Enlighten Digital as Master Distributor for Florida
See PlayBox Technology on booth N4530 at the 2018 NAB Show, Las Vegas, April 9 to April 12
PlayBox Technology announces a major new addition to its global partnership team with the appointment of Enlighten Digital as master distributor for Florida. Based in Orlando, Enlighten Digital provides equipment and systems for a wide range of customers including broadcasters, government agencies, universities, sports venues and houses of worship. Its expertise includes consulting, designing traditional and file-based systems, integration and solutions sales.
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Ntropic Brightens Up Its New York Office With the Hiring of Colorist Ayumi Ashley
Ntropic Brightens Up Its New York Office With the Hiring of Colorist Ayumi Ashley
Ayumi Ashley joins Ntropic as the creative studio continues to ramp up East Coast operations.
Ntropic today announced the hiring of Ayumi Ashley as colorist in its rapidly growing New York office. Ayumi’s addition to the creative team rounds out Ntropic’s East Coast offerings as a well-versed studio that can take on all aspects of content creation.
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EditShare QUALES brings Automated QC to TMD Platform
EditShare QUALES brings Automated QC to TMD Platform
TMD Mediaflex-UMS incorporates EditShare’s QUALES (AQC) automated quality control solution
— EditShare® a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today announced that its award-winning QUALES Automatic Quality Control and File Verification solution is now supported by TMD’s Mediaflex-UMS platform. TMD, a leading provider of media asset and workflow management systems for digital and physical assets, leveraged the comprehensive QUALES API and open architecture to seamlessly connect the full gamut of automated quality assurance capabilities into its Orchestrator software-defined workflow engine.
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New one shot music video from Postmodern Jukebox captured with Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro
New one shot music video from Postmodern Jukebox captured with Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro
Filming crew had to shoot while moving between seven rooms and around approximately 40 musicians, actors and dancers.
Blackmagic Design today announced that DP Clint Byrne shot the music video for Postmodern Jukebox’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” rendition using a Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro digital film camera and Video Assist 4K monitor and recorder. Byrne captured the entire music video in one shot, following the musicians around a crowded house as a party unfolds around them.
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Nominees Announced for Location Managers Guild Intl (LMGI) Awards
Nominees Announced for Location Managers Guild Intl (LMGI) Awards
Awards Gala to be held April 7, 2018
Nominees for the Location Managers Guild International’s (LMGI) 5th Annual Awards were announced today by LMGI president Eric Klosterman. The awards honor productions in feature films, television programs and commercials from around the globe, in which the creative use of filming locations enhances or helps to drive the storyline. The LMGI Awards also recognize outstanding service by Film Commissions for their support “above and beyond” during the production process. Winners will be revealed during a formal ceremony on Saturday, April 7, 2018.
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P.A.I.N.T uses Micro Studio Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD for LIMITS Digital Art Battle
P.A.I.N.T uses Micro Studio Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD for LIMITS Digital Art BattleBlackmagic Design announced today that Japan's P.A.I.N.T used Micro Studio Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, MultiView 4, UltraStudio 4K, Smart Videohub 12x12 and Video Assist for an event called 'LIMITS Digital Art Battle.' LIMITS Digital Art Battle is a new form of entertainment in art where artists draw paintings on a PC in only 20 minutes. The paintings are based on a theme disclosed just before the battle, and judges and audience cast their ballots to decide a winner. It is a one-on-one fight to compete in speed, imagination and creativity.
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ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Installed for 45th & Dean, An In-House Content Hub Within the A+E Networks Family
ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Installed for 45th & Dean, An In-House Content Hub Within the A+E Networks FamilyBlackmagic Design announced today that 45th & Dean has installed numerous Blackmagic Design products, including several URSA Mini 4.6K digital film cameras with URSA Studio Viewfinders, Micro Studio Camera 4Ks, Video Assist and Video Assist 4K monitor/recorders, ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K live production switcher and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel, in its Brooklyn-based production facility.
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Avid Celebrates Its Customers’ Successes at BAFTA Film Awards
Avid Celebrates Its Customers’ Successes at BAFTA Film Awards
Majority of the nominees and winners at the 71st Annual BAFTA awards ceremony relied on Avid creative tools and workflow solutions to craft the most celebrated films of the year, including Baby Driver, Dunkirk, and The Shape of Water
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID), a leading global media technology provider for the creation, distribution and monetization of media assets for global media organizations, enterprise users and individual creative professionals, congratulates its customers who received awards at this year’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA®) Film Awards. Avid’s industry-leading creative tools, Media Composer® and Pro Tools®, powered by MediaCentral® — the industry’s most open, tightly integrated and efficient platform designed for media — were used by winners and nominees in all sound and editing production craft categories.  
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SIGGRAPH 2018 Announces Themed Entertainment Contest with $ 10,000 Cash Prize
SIGGRAPH 2018 Announces Themed Entertainment Contest with $ 10,000 Cash PrizeSIGGRAPH 2018, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational event showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, has announced a one-of-a-kind Themed Entertainment Contest in partnership with Vancouver-based FlyOver Canada. The contest includes a $10,000 cash prize. The 45th SIGGRAPH conference will take place 12–16 August 2018 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, B.C.
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New JVC PTZ Production Cameras Provide Flexibility for RiversideTV
New JVC PTZ Production Cameras Provide Flexibility for RiversideTV
RiversideTV produces original programming and provides coverage of government meetings.
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced RiversideTV, the government access channel for the City of Riverside, Calif., has purchased 10 JVC KY-PZ100 PTZ network video production cameras for multi-camera coverage of government meetings and local programming. A longtime JVC customer, RiversideTV also recently added GY‑LS300 4KCAM Super 35 cameras and GY-HM200SP sports production cameras for other projects.
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Football Channel Upgrades to HD with PlayBox Technology Neo
Football Channel Upgrades to HD with PlayBox Technology Neo
See PlayBox Technology Limited on Booth N4520 at NAB 2018, Las Vegas, April 9-12
Moscow-based satellite broadcaster Football Channel has completed a major upgrade of the graphics, scheduling and playout system at its studios on the city's southwestern perimeter. The project was performed in cooperation with PlayBox Technology distribution partner Systems Video Graphics Animation LLC (SVGA) which is also located in the Russian capital.
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Hollywood Professional Association announces HPA Creative Tech UK 2018
Hollywood Professional Association announces HPA Creative Tech UK 2018
Content Creation Community Gathers for Intensive One-Day Conference in Central London
Building upon the foundation of the HPA Tech Retreat in the U.K. and the U.S., the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced HPA Creative Tech UK 2018, presented by SMPTE Ltd., a one-day, intensive symposium featuring panels, technology, and networking. HPA Creative Tech UK 2018 will take place on 27 June at the Ham Yard Hotel in the heart of London’s Soho district.
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WCPMedia Services Awarded Digital Production Partnership's COMMITTED TO SECURITY Shields
WCPMedia Services Awarded Digital Production Partnership's COMMITTED TO SECURITY Shields
Cloud-based media management company is among the first to meet DPP’s security requirements for both production and broadcast.
WCPMedia Services, whose cloud-based media management platform is used by entertainment companies worldwide to produce, market and distribute film and television content, has been awarded the Digital Production Partnership’s “Committed to Security” shields for production and broadcast. The shields signify WCPMedia Services’ adherence to best practices for security in areas including physical security, authentication, IT and legal compliance. WCPMedia becomes one of two dozen technology leaders to meet DPP’s stringent security requirements, and one of first three companies to earn security shields for both broadcast and production.
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EditShare Receives AS-11 DPP Certification for Its QUALES QC Solution
EditShare Receives AS-11 DPP Certification for Its QUALES QC Solution
See automated quality control stand alone or integrated within media asset management workflow at BVE 2018 on stand H14
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today announced that its award-winning QUALES Automatic Quality Control and file verification solution has earned AS-11 UK DPP Certification. Adding AS-11 UK DPP compliance to QUALES AQC’s list of supported global delivery standards ensures productions adhere to key UK file delivery guidelines as set by a conglomerate of UK broadcasters. QUALES will now verify that media files comply with the DPP AS-11 standard, which was developed in conjunction with the US Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA).
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Rotolight Illuminates BAFTA-Nominated Film
Rotolight, the award-winning British LED lighting manufacturer, has announced its lighting has been used in the BAFTA-nominated Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. The movie, starring Annette Bening (American Beauty; The Women; The Search) and Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot; Fantastic Four; 6 Days), follows the romance between a Hollywood leading lady and a young actor.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards Winners
Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards WinnersThe Motion Picture Sound Editors tonight presented the 65th 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 23 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, games, special venue and other media. Sound Designer, Supervising Sound Editor and Re-Recording Mixer Paul Ottosson presented the annual MPSE Filmmaker Award to Director Kathryn Bigelow. Supervising Sound Editor Alan Robert Murray presented the Career Achievement Award to Sound Designer and Field Recordist John P. Fasal.
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American Society of Cinematographers Announces Winners in All Categories
American Society of Cinematographers Announces Winners in All Categories
“Blade Runner 2049” Wins American Society of Cinematographers Award; “The Crown,” “12 Monkeys,” and “Genius” Take Top Prizes in TV; “November” Claims Spotlight Award
Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC claimed the coveted Theatrical Award for best cinematography in a motion picture for his work on “Blade Runner 2049” at the 32nd Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Mart Taniel, ESC was given the Spotlight Award for “November.” In the TV categories, winners included Adriano Goldman, ASC, ABC for “The Crown;” Boris Mojsovski, CSC for “12 Monkeys;” and Mathias Herndl, AAC for “Genius.” The awards ceremony took place tonight in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
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Take advantage of education discount for Avid Connect 2018
Take advantage of education discount for Avid Connect 2018
Avid Connect conference at the Wynn Las Vegas, April 6-8 2018
Register now for Avid Connect 2018. It’s your opportunity to learn, and be heard! Many want to know what it takes to become a feature film editor today. What's the secret to put them on the 'inside track' and break into the film editing profession? Get the latest perspective from industry insiders, veteran film editor Lawrence Jordan, ACE (Back To the Future, Netflix's Naked) and assistant editor Richard Sanchez (Suicide Squad).
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announces Presenters for the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards
Motion Picture Sound Editors Announces Presenters for the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards
The 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, February 18th
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today announces presenters for the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. The awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, February 18th at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Three-time Academy Award-winning Sound Designer and Supervising Sound Editor Paul Ottosson will present the 2018 MPSE Filmmaker Award to director Kathryn Bigelow. The 2018 MPSE Career Achievement Award will be presented to Sound Designer and Field Recordist John P. Fasal by two-time Academy Award-winning Supervising Sound Editor Alan Robert Murray.
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Derby County Football Club (DCFC) Implements a Blackmagic Design Broadcast Solution
Derby County Football Club (DCFC) Implements a Blackmagic Design Broadcast Solution
The entire install relies on a single mode 24 core optical fiber network, with a Smart Videohub 40x40 for signal management throughout Pride Park Stadium.
Blackmagic Design has today announced that Derby County Football Club (DCFC) has invested in a multi camera live production workflow featuring the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K, Micro Studio Camera 4K and URSA Mini 4.6K. Led by head of broadcast, Matt Reeder, and Chief Technology Officer, Stuart Fisher, DCFC has taken the unprecedented decision and become one of the first Championship clubs to broadcast its own extensive coverage of its English Football League (EFL) fixtures as well as a wide range of pre and post match content via the club’s streaming platform, RamsTV.
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Footage.net Signs on to Sponsor FOCAL International Awards 2018
Footage.net Signs on to Sponsor FOCAL International Awards 2018Footage.net, the stock, archival and news footage search engine, has signed on as a Bronze Sponsor of the 2018 FOCAL International Awards. Now in its 15th year, the FOCAL International Awards celebrate the best use of archive and stock footage in all variety of production genres, across all media platforms. The awards also recognize the researchers, technicians and producers that access, maintain and use this precious resource with Awards for best archive researcher, library and restoration work. All awards will be presented the night of June 14, 2018 at an elegant black-tie gala at the Troxy, London.
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