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Creative Technology deploys Blackmagic Video Assist for onsite testing
Creative Technology deploys Blackmagic Video Assist for onsite testingBlackmagic Design today announced that Creative Technology (CT), one of the world’s leading rental and event staging specialists, has equipped its infrastructure engineers with the Blackmagic Video Assist as part of their standard issue onsite testing kits. CT supplies AV equipment and bespoke staging services to global sporting, corporate, exhibition and entertainment industries. Major recent projects have included events at the Rio Olympics and the UK’s Grand National horse race, as well as AV for international tours for artists such as Mariah Carey and Queen.
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Killer Tracks Launches New Production Music Label – ICON with 16 New Album Releases
Killer Tracks Launches New Production Music Label – ICON with 16 New Album Releases
Works from award-winning composers Frederik Wiedmann and Joel Goodman available for immediate licensing.
Killer Tracks, a premiere source for pre-cleared production music, today announces its new label ICON, featuring music for movie trailers, television promos, advertising, sports, games and other media. The initial release includes 16 albums created and produced by award-winning composers Frederik Wiedmann and Joel Goodman, founders of independent music producer ICON Trailer Music.
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Singapore’s Award Winning TV Show BE SCHOOLED Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K
Singapore’s Award Winning TV Show BE SCHOOLED Shot with URSA Mini 4.6KBlackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4.6K camera was used by Singapore based Camp Up Studio to shoot BE SCHOOLED, a popular Singapore TV show that won Silver for Best Opening Titles for a Program at PromaxBDA Asia 2016, one of the most prestigious awards for creative endeavors in the media marketing space in Asia.
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Lime Studios Launches New Sound Design Division
Lime Studios Launches New Sound Design Division
LSD Featuring Sound Designers Michael Anastasi & Rohan Young
Lime Studios has launched its new sound design division, aptly named LSD (Lime Sound Design). Featuring the newly signed talents of Sound Designer Michael Anastasi and Lime Sound Designer/Mixer Rohan Young, the duo has already created sound design for national commercial campaigns.
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Boris FX Introduces Sapphire 10 Units
Boris FX Introduces Sapphire 10 Units
Premium VFX Plug-in Sapphire Now Available as Task Specific and Lower Cost Sapphire 10 Units for Adobe, Avid, & OFX
Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces Sapphire 10 Units. For the first time in Sapphire’s history, the high-end VFX plug-in collection is offered as eight separate categories with a lower price point aimed at individual artists, editors, and compositors. Sapphire 10 Units support Adobe After Effects CC & Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve, The Foundry’s NUKE, and other supported OFX hosts.
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TMD adds regional specialist support for SE Asia
TMD adds regional specialist support for SE Asia
Software support and business analysis in the region
TMD, the leading provider of asset management systems for digital and physical assets, has recruited Heina Karina Abdul Wahid to its south-east Asia operations, based in the company’s offices in Kuala Lumpur. Her appointment is in response to TMD’s successful implementations and continued projects with customers such as leading satellite broadcaster Astro in Malaysia and Singapore-based Asian Film Archive (AFA).
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Leading Media Storage Company Archion Announces New Ultra High Speed Network Storage Solutions for NAB 2017
Leading Media Storage Company Archion Announces New Ultra High Speed Network Storage Solutions for NAB 2017In conjunction with NAB 2017, Archion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, will be announcing several additions to its products and services offerings, as well as significant enhancements to its Authorized Channel Partner Program. During NAB, Archion will be based at Booth Number SL14617. The company will also be raffling a full turnkey EditStor Velo . Please visit www.archion.com for a free NAB exhibition pass.
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Timber Welcomes Art Director Jon Lorenz & Digital Effects Supervisor Jeff Willette To Its Expanding Team
Timber Welcomes Art Director Jon Lorenz & Digital Effects Supervisor Jeff Willette To Its Expanding TeamTimber Creative Directors/Co-Founders Jonah Hall and Kevin Lau have welcomed Art Director Jon Lorenz and Digital Effects Supervisor Jeff Willette to the company’s expanding team. “Having freelanced with Timber on projects for the past year, I've concluded that the company is in a class of its own,” says Jon Lorenz. “More than just a working community, the team is a family with a shared pulse of growth, ambition and heart.”
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Leftchannel Creates Animated Technique for Netflix's AUDRIE & DAISY
Leftchannel Creates Animated Technique for Netflix's AUDRIE & DAISY
Documentary Received Prestigious 2017 Annie Award Nomination
Earlier this year, leftchannel received a prestigious Annie Award nomination for “Best Animated Special Production” for the Sundance hit and Netflix-acquired AUDRIE & DAISY. The team at leftchannel, led by Founder/Creative Director Alberto Scirocco, created a specific animation technique for the powerful documentary, currently streaming on Netflix.
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Behind the Sound of Oscar Winner THE SALESMAN
Behind the Sound of Oscar Winner THE SALESMAN
Pro Sound Effects interviews the sound team behind Best Foreign Film Oscar winner
Much like the atmosphere surrounding its success, The Salesman is an emotional film steeped in sobering realism. In an exclusive interview with Pro Sound Effects, the next level sound effects library company, sound designer Mohammad Reza Delpak and sound editor/mixer Reza Narimizadeh offer an in-studio look at their approach for establishing the anxious, chaotic themes in the film's opening scene.
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PlayBox Technology Powers New Playout Channel at Celebro Media
PlayBox Technology Powers New Playout Channel at Celebro MediaCelebro Media, one of Europe's leading creative television production companies, has chosen a complete playout solution from PlayBox Technology to power a new channel for a major Middle East broadcaster. The system comprises AirBox Neo, TitleBox Neo and SafeBox Neo and was recently installed at the company's London studios.
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Art Directors Guild Gallery 800 Opening Reception This Saturday
Art Directors Guild Gallery 800 Opening Reception This Saturday
THE ART DIRECTORS GUILD GALLERY 800 ANNOUNCES THE "DRAWING DOWN THE MOON" EXHIBITION SHOWCASING SEYMOUR KLATE
ART DIRECTORS GUILD'S GALLERY 800 (ADG, IATSE Local 800) presents the Drawing Down the Moon show featuring the art of Seymour Klate (1919 –1992) and 31 artists.
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SMPTE® Announces Program Details for Fifth Annual Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) Conference
SMPTE® Announces Program Details for Fifth Annual Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) Conference
With Theme of 'Redefining the Entertainment Experience,' Annual Event Will Take Place May 8-9 at Microsoft's Silicon Valley Campus
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced program details for the Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference, May 8-9 at the Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus in Mountain View, California. Entitled "Redefining the Entertainment Experience," this year's conference will explore emerging technologies' impact on current and future delivery of compelling connected entertainment experiences.
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E! UK's Oscar party live streamed with Blackmagic Design
E! UK's Oscar party live streamed with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that prolific web broadcaster Alex Pettitt delivered a Facebook Live Stream for broadcaster E! UK’s Oscars Watch Along Party using a compact live production workflow consisting of the ATEM Television Studio HD, HyperDeck Studio Mini and Blackmagic Web Presenter. E! hosts Watch Along parties for many high profile award ceremonies, in which celebrities are invited to a luxury hotel to give their instant reactions to all of the red carpet action. The contents are then streamed out live to the broadcaster’s social media feeds, to interact with fans and encourage them to join the conversation.
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LightHouse Films Signs Director Anthony Pellino for U.S. Representation
LightHouse Films Signs Director Anthony Pellino for U.S. Representation
Up and Coming Director Brings Visually Stunning Direction to LightHouse Films
New York based commercial production company LightHouse Films is excited to welcome director Anthony Pellino to their award winning roster of directors. Based in New York, Pellino brings a unique and riveting style of directing to the LightHouse team by constantly striving to convey raw emotion through a cinematically surreal, yet highly authentic approach to filmmaking.
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Biznet Expands with PlayBox Technology Neo
Biznet Expands with PlayBox Technology Neo
See PlayBox Technology on stand G1-20 at CABSAT and booth N5311 at the NAB Show
(Jakarta, Indonesia--March 16, 2017) PlayBox Technology announces the completion of a broadcast playout system expansion at Biznet which owns and operates the largest telecommunication and multimedia data centre in Indonesia. Three AirBox servers deployed at the Biznet Technovillage on the outskirts of Jakarta have been upgraded to the latest AirBox Neo. "We have been operating PlayBox Technology AirBox servers very successfully for several years," comments Biznet playout engineering manager Mohammad Komar.
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AMIA’s Digital Asset Symposium Unveils Insightful Presentations on Key Issues in Media Management and Distribution
AMIA’s Digital Asset Symposium Unveils Insightful Presentations on Key Issues in Media Management and Distribution
Topics to include cloud-based media management and distribution, automated metadata, artificial intelligence’s role in archiving and asset management, and successful vault conversion strategies
The 2017 New York edition of the popular Digital Asset Symposium (DAS) series, presented by the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), has announced its program lineup today, which will include a wide range of educational sessions focused on the ongoing challenges facing digital asset management practitioners led by top experts in the field. The daylong event takes place May 5 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Real world presentations will explore the many facets of the life-cycle of content – from collection and maintenance strategies to delivery with the purpose of reaching new, bigger audiences.
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Registration for SIGGRAPH 2017 Now Open: Conference Chair Jerome Solomon Says Los Angeles Has "Arrived" As Hub for Digital Technologies
Registration for SIGGRAPH 2017 Now Open: Conference Chair Jerome Solomon Says Los Angeles Has "Arrived" As Hub for Digital TechnologiesRegistration is now open for SIGGRAPH 2017, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques. To register for this year’s event, which will be held 30 July–3 August 2017 in Los Angeles, please see http://s2017.siggraph.org/registration: this includes full week, single day, and exhibition only options.
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Eleven Names Melissa Elston New Executive Producer
Eleven Names Melissa Elston New Executive Producer
Unveils Studio Renovations & Upgrades
Eleven’s Founder/Mixer/Sound Designer Jeff Payne has once again promoted from within his talented audio post company, naming Melissa Elston as the team’s new Executive Producer. Payne also unveils a series of renovations and upgrades for the downstairs mixing studios at Eleven for Mixers/Sound Designers Ben Freer and Mike Franklin, as well as a newly renovated kitchen and lounge area.
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Encryption To Protect and Secure Live Video Streaming
Streambox is proud to announce the addition of AES-128 encryption to its video streaming products and solutions. The stream level encryption is available for rackmount encoders/decoders and macOS software Media Players now and slated for all encoding/decoder/playing products in the coming months.
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High Output Hires New Director to Expand Focus on Audio-Visual Systems Integration
High Output Hires New Director to Expand Focus on Audio-Visual Systems Integration
Acclaimed entertainment solutions provider establishes a more global presence in the audio-visual systems integration market
High Output, Inc., New England’s leading supplier of services and equipment for the entertainment industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chad Pierce as Director of Systems Integration for Audio-Visual Environments.
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Art Directors Guild Hires New Communications Director
Art Directors Guild Hires New Communications DirectorThe Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) has hired Ilana Alazzeh in a newly created position as its Communications Director, it was announced today by the Guild’s Executive Director, Chuck Parker.
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Cinematographers Guild to Host VR Panel at VRLA Trade Show, April 14
Cinematographers Guild to Host VR Panel at VRLA Trade Show, April 14The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE, ICG Local 600) will host a production panel at the Virtual Reality Trade Show and Conference (VRLA) on Friday, April 14, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Time TBD) The session, which is part of the VRLA’s professional programming, will be moderated by Michael Chambliss, a technology specialist and ICG business representative whose main focus is on production technologies impacting directors of photography and their camera crews for both film and television.
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Sound Design Corporation delivers for the GRAMMY Awards with Blackmagic Design's Fairlight
Sound Design Corporation delivers for the GRAMMY Awards with Blackmagic Design's FairlightBlackmagic Design today announced that Sound Design Corporation uses Fairlight DAWs with Xynergi controllers to deliver audio for major award shows, including the 59th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. For more than 20 years, Fairlight has helped Sound Design Corporation deliver all its audio post and broadcast projects, including variety and award shows, television series and specials, documentaries, shorts, commercials, video games and more.
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Trollbäck+Company Welcomes Alex Moulton As Chief Creative Officer
Trollbäck+Company Welcomes Alex Moulton As Chief Creative OfficerCreative agency Trollbäck+Company has added Alex Moulton as Chief Creative Officer. He is tasked with leading the next wave of success at Trollbäck+Company, which is distinguished for helping globally recognized businesses and organizations develop meaningful and sustainable brands through design-driven strategy and mixed media.
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SXSW film "Flesh and Blood" created with Blackmagic Design
SXSW film "Flesh and Blood" created with Blackmagic Design
Shot with Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K and Graded with DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design announced today that 2017 South By Southwest (SXSW) debut film “Flesh and Blood” was shot with several of Blackmagic Design’s digital film cameras, including URSA Mini 4.6K, Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera, by DP Patrice Lucien Cochet. Producer and Post Production Supervisor Dustin Hughes also used Blackmagic Design’s professional editing, color grading and finishing solution DaVinci Resolve Studio to color grade the film, as well as Fusion for visual effects (VFX) work.
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Location Managers Guild Awards to Honor DANNY BOYLE, LORI BALTON & STUART RAVEN BARTER
Location Managers Guild Awards to Honor DANNY BOYLE, LORI BALTON & STUART RAVEN BARTER
Awards Ceremony Set for April 8 at the Warner Bros. Steven J. Ross Theater
Honorees for the 4th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards (LMGI) were announced today by LMGI President Eric Klosterman. Oscar®-winning director DANNY BOYLE (T2 Trainspotting, Millions, 127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) will receive the Eva Monley Award.
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FireFly Cinema Helps Create an Enhanced Viewing Experience for Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” in EclairColor™
FireFly Cinema Helps Create an Enhanced Viewing Experience for Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” in EclairColor™
FirePost color grading application masters in EclairColor format to empower new level of digital projection quality with enhanced brightness, color and contrast
FireFly Cinema, a developer of affordable color grading and dailies processing applications, today announced its FirePost color grading application was used to produce the EclairColor mastered version of the Academy Award® nominated film La La Land directed by Damien Chazelle. Used on hundreds of feature films (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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HOBO Audio Launches 360 VR Division; Forms Strategic Alliance With Two VFX Studios
HOBO Audio Launches 360 VR Division; Forms Strategic Alliance With Two VFX Studios
Boutique Audio Company Partners With Production/Post Houses East Coast Digital And Hidden Content To Offer Full Service 360 VR Execution
HOBO, the boutique audio post studio, has launched a 360 VR division and formed strategic alliances with production/post production studios East Coast Digital and Hidden Content, both based in New York, to offer clients a full service approach to 360 VR content creation – from concepting through production, post, music and final audio mix in an immersive 360 format.
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Cut+Run's Sean Stender And Lucas Eskin Edit Fender's Feedback Documentary Series
Cut+Run's Sean Stender And Lucas Eskin Edit Fender's Feedback Documentary SeriesCut+Run’s Sean Stender and Lucas Eskin edited Fender’s Feedback documentary series in support of the American Professional guitar series launch directed by Jason Miller, Matt Miller, and Clara Balzary. The films capture compelling and diverse stories of some of today’s most inspiring artists who amplify their creative voice with a deep passion for electric guitars and basses.
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A FEW LESS MEN Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio by Deidre McClelland at The Post Lounge
A FEW LESS MEN Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio by Deidre McClelland at The Post LoungeBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio was used by Colorist Deidre McClelland, CSI, to grade the hit comedy sequel A FEW LESS MEN at full-service post studio The Post Lounge’s new Melbourne facility. A sequel to 2011’s A FEW BEST MEN, the film picks up where the original left off.
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Kino Lorber Acquires all North American rights to Gabe Klinger's PORTO, starring Anton Yelchin and Lucie Lucas, before its SXSW premiere on March 12.
PORTO PREMIERES SUNDAY, MARCH 12, AT 6:45PM AT ALAMO RITZ 1 IN AUSTIN, TX.
Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to Gabe Klinger’s PORTO, starring Anton Yelchin and Lucie Lucas. Written by Klinger and Larry Gross (We Don’t Live Here Anymore; True Crime) and shot on Super 8mm, 16mm and 35mm in the eponymous Portuguese city, PORTO is set for a North American premiere at SXSW, on Sunday, March 12.
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ART DIRECTORS GUILD Gallery 800 to Showcase SEYMOUR KLATE on Mar. 18
ART DIRECTORS GUILD Gallery 800 to Showcase SEYMOUR KLATE on Mar. 18
Opens Saturday, March 18 with a Hosted Reception
Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) Gallery 800 announces its Drawing Down the Moon show featuring the art of Seymour Klate (1919 –1992) and 31 artists. The ADG is hosting the opening reception, free to the public, in the heart of the NoHo Arts District on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m, with live music by the Do Drop In jazz trio. The exhibit will run through June 3, 2017.
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Bexel Provides Robotic Camera Systems for '60 Days In' Docuseries
Bexel Provides Robotic Camera Systems for '60 Days In' DocuseriesBexel has supplied all audio/video equipment for the third season of the innovative A&E docuseries "60 Days In," which premiered March 2. Produced by Lucky 8 TV, the third season is set inside Fulton County Jail in Atlanta.
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Spears & Arrows Welcomes Directors Robert Logevall And Josh Miller
Spears & Arrows Welcomes Directors Robert Logevall And Josh Miller
Gifted Story-Tellers Join Three-Year-Old Commercial Production House Led By Executive Producer Jason Wolk
Looking to add to their burgeoning roster of talented directors, Spears & Arrows, the three-year-old production company founded by Executive Producer Jason Wolk, has added directors Robert Logevall and Josh Miller. They join an impressive roster headlined by Arni Thor Jonsson, Ago Panini, John Grammatico and Don Broida.
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AUTFEST, the First Annual Film Festival Dedicated to Autism Awareness, Announces Its April 22-23 Program Line-Up
AUTFEST, the First Annual Film Festival Dedicated to Autism Awareness, Announces Its April 22-23 Program Line-Up
Presented by the Autism Society and AMC Theaters®, AutFest Celebrates “From Spectrum to Screen” in Orange County. Oscar®-Winners Ben Affleck and Pixar Filmmakers Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera To Be Honored.
AutFest, the first film festival solely dedicated to an autistic audience and filmmakers, today announced its official program selections for its first annual film festival celebrating autism awareness “from spectrum to screen.” Presented by The Autism Society, AutFest will screen over 10 feature films and short films that promote autism awareness and/or are made by autistic filmmakers. As previously announced, AutFest will also honor Oscar®-winning director, actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck and Oscar–winning Pixar Animation Studios’ filmmakers Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera (Inside Out). AutFest takes place Saturday, April 22 – Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the AMC Orange 30 in Orange, CA. Passes and tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at autfestasa.com.
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Los Angeles Church Mosaic Maximizes 4K Content Creation Workflow with Facilis TerraBlock
Los Angeles Church Mosaic Maximizes 4K Content Creation Workflow with Facilis TerraBlockFacilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that Mosaic—a Southern California church with more than 3,000 regular attendees—is among the first houses of worship in the nation to adopt an end-to-end native 4K-resolution file-based video workflow for media content creation.
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Crawford Media Builds Media Digitization and Preservation Services on Quantum Lattus Object Storage
Crawford Media Builds Media Digitization and Preservation Services on Quantum Lattus Object Storage
Easily Scalable Quantum Archive Improves Long-Term Integrity and Availability of Content While Minimizing Costs
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that Atlanta-based Crawford Media Services is using Lattus® object storage to build a content repository that supports mass migration of its clients' legacy content to digital formats and provides ongoing media storage and management. Designed to hold an initial 1.2 petabytes of archived assets as well as content ingested during new projects, the system gives Crawford Media a sophisticated storage infrastructure that cost-effectively accommodates ongoing expansion of the company's services and customer base.
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PAG: Manage Your Batteries More Efficiently
PAG: Manage Your Batteries More EfficientlyAt NAB 2017, PAG, an innovator of portable power solutions for the broadcast industry with almost 5 decades of experience, will debut its new Battery Reader for the PAGlink Gold Mount System of compact, lightweight, intelligent linking batteries. The Battery Reader will be exhibited by PAG America, a division of the Carr Distribution Group on booth #C9518.
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Digital Jungle Moves To New Facility, Expands Creative Focus
Digital Jungle Moves To New Facility, Expands Creative Focus
Hollywood Mainstay Joins Growing Talent Pool of Santa Clarita Production Hub
Digital Jungle, one of Hollywood’s longtime leaders in digital workflow and postproduction services, has moved its operations to a new facility in Santa Clarita, CA, a burgeoning production and post production community in the suburbs of Los Angeles.  The new headquarters is now home to both Digital Jungle Post and its recent off-shoot, Digital Jungle Pictures, a feature film development and production studio.  Considered an icon in the post industry, Digital Jungle, has put its finishing touches on hundreds of indie films, commercials and long-form TV projects.
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Renowned Bollywood Sound Engineer Sreejesh Nair Chooses Halo Upmix From NUGEN Audio
Renowned Bollywood Sound Engineer Sreejesh Nair Chooses Halo Upmix From NUGEN AudioNUGEN Audio today announced that Sreejesh Nair, a Mumbai, India-based audio/mix engineer and pro audio solutions specialist for Avid, has chosen NUGEN Audio's Halo Upmix plug-in for stereo-to-5.1/7.1/9.1 upmixing. Nair uses Halo to produce a powerfully immersive upmix on a broad range of cinema projects, including the sound tracks of well-known Bollywood titles.
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Amazon Prime original PRIME JAPAN shot with URSA Mini 4.6K
Amazon Prime original PRIME JAPAN shot with URSA Mini 4.6KBlackmagic Design today announced that Amazon Prime's original 4K documentary, PRIME JAPAN, was shot with Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K. PRIME JAPAN is a documentary about Japan. It picks up a variety of topics regarding Japan from traditional culture such as sushi, sake and Japanese swords to more modern culture which represents today's Japan such as design, fashion and modern architecture.
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Transvideo and Aaton Digital will both show new products at Cabsat 2017
Transvideo and Aaton Digital will both show new products at Cabsat 2017
Sister companies Transvideo and Aaton Digital will both show new products at Cabsat 2017 in Dubai.
Transvideo will show the new StarliteRF-a, a wireless monitor with advanced camera control capabilities that can remotely control key functions of the ARRI ALEXA Mini and AMIRA cameras. The kit consists of a StarliteRF-a monitor-recorder and a TitanHD2 Tx-a that connects to the EXT socket of the ARRI cameras via a specific cable provided. You will have a hand held lightweight, high quality monitor receiving the camera picture wirelessly, and you can adjust key camera functions wirelessly by return to the camera. The camera functions are accessed via the monitor’s touch screen. You also have the ability to record and play back clips via the inbuilt recorder, which can be set up to record automatically when the camera records.
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Procam Selects Timecode Systems As Exclusive Supplier
Procam Selects Timecode Systems As Exclusive Supplier
Timecode Systems Selected by Procam as Exclusive Supplier of Timecode and Sync Products
Timecode Systems today announced that it has been chosen as the sole supplier of timecode and sync products to Procam, the UK's largest digital cinematography and broadcast hire facility. The agreement comes as a result of a growing relationship between the two companies, which share the same commitment to using new technology innovatively to help production teams deliver increasingly ambitious shows as efficiently as possible.
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Rising Sun Pictures Sinks Its Claws into LOGAN
Rising Sun Pictures Sinks Its Claws into LOGAN
VFX studio reunites with Director James Mangold for dark and intense Wolverine finale.
Reprising its role on The Wolverine, Rising Sun Pictures joined Director James Mangold’s team for LOGAN, the third and final installment in 20th Century Fox/Marvel’s “Wolverine” saga. Working under Production VFX Supervisor Chas Jarrett and Co-Producer Kurt Williams, RSP contributed some 230 shots to the dark, visceral tale, with the work ranging from animating the title character’s trademark claws to producing finely-detailed matte paintings of locations in Mexico, Texas and elsewhere.
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Cine Plus Delivers HDR Grade on ARD Thriller with DaVinci Resolve
Cine Plus Delivers HDR Grade on ARD Thriller with DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that Berlin post house Cine Plus has completed its first high dynamic range (HDR) grade in DaVinci Resolve Studio for German national broadcaster ARD’s feature length thriller, “Sanft Schläft der Tod.”
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Zylight Demonstrates Specialty, Stage LED Lighting Options at USITT 2017
Zylight Demonstrates Specialty, Stage LED Lighting Options at USITT 2017Zylight, a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative LED lighting solutions, will showcase several of its stage and specialty lighting products during the USITT 2017 Annual Conference & Stage Expo, which runs March 8-11 in St. Louis. Co-located in the USHIO booth (#1911), Zylight will demonstrate its F8-200 LED Fresnel and F8-B LED UV Fresnel, as well as a variety of LDDE Nano*Pix LED soft lights and LedCyc modular LED backlight systems.
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Lucky Post Promotes Elizabeth V. Moore To Editor
Lucky Post Promotes Elizabeth V. Moore To EditorLucky Post announces Elizabeth V. Moore has been promoted to editor. Moore has been working with her mentors and friends at Lucky Post since 2012, when she joined the company as an assistant. Working alongside Lucky Post’s senior editors, Moore has honed her talent editing music videos, television promos, short films, and commercials for brands including Charles Schwab, Costa, Jeep, 7-Eleven, and Wolf.
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Beautiful Ford Ranger spot by The Salto Brothers
Beautiful Ford Ranger spot by The Salto Brothers
Experience the Adventure with the Salto's New Film
The Salto Brothers just released their new director’s cut Ford Ranger spot, and it was worth the wait! This ambitious, beautifully shot ad was filmed over nine days in the forests of Thailand and is guaranteed to make you pack your bags and run off to the nearest car dealer in search of adventure. And just in case you had any doubts about the durability of the car, they drove it straight into a river on-screen for us! (We’re promised they didn’t lose any downstream.)
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PlayBox Technology to Demonstrate Total Flexibility in Broadcast Playout​ at NAB 2017​
PlayBox Technology to Demonstrate Total Flexibility in Broadcast Playout​ at NAB 2017​PlayBox Technology Limited will introduce the latest versions of its CloudAir universal playout and streaming platform and Neo channel-in-a-box product suite and at the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 24-27. "We will also be making a very big announcement on the floor at this year's NAB so please make sure you come and see us on booth N5311 in the North Hall," says US director of operations Van Duke.
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LightHouse Films Signs New Northeast Representation
LightHouse Films has recently signed Sharon Lew of Lew & Co for Northeast representation. Sharon is a 20-year film, television, and media industry veteran who founded the New York-based Talent Management firm, Lew & Co. Her career includes collaborations with world-class visual artists, directors, brands, and production companies.
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Samuel + Gunnar Dance Through Life in Reverse For TM Insurance
Samuel + Gunnar Dance Through Life in Reverse For TM InsuranceDirectorial duo Samuel + Gunnar, represented by Humble in the U.S., recently teamed up with Icelandic agency Dodlur in a new spot for TM Insurance. In the wistful :90 second film we follow a couple in reverse chronology throughout their life. The spot opens with a futuristic, intimate moment. We see the couple dancing - the man’s figure projected in three dimensions embracing his partner. With each of the multiple scenes the pair dances further into the present until we find them as children, a little boy peeking through a window at a little girl practicing ballet.
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Gorilla expands audio dubbing capacity with further investments in Pro Tools
Gorilla expands audio dubbing capacity with further investments in Pro ToolsAlready home to the first Avid S6 consoles in Wales; Cardiff-based post-production house Gorilla has expanded its audio dubbing capacity with the purchase of two further Pro Tools systems and an S3 console from Scrub, the post-focused division of HHB.
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Boris FX Announces Major Product Updates for Sapphire 11, Continuum 11 and Mocha VR at NAB 2017
Boris FX Announces Major Product Updates for Sapphire 11, Continuum 11 and Mocha VR at NAB 2017
The post-production industry’s most popular plug-ins get updated with Primatte® keying, Mocha tracking, 360 video support, and RLM licensing tools
Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, will be showcasing major new versions of the industry’s premier plug-in packages Continuum and Sapphire, along with its groundbreaking new 360/VR tool, Mocha VR, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), April 24-27, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Booth SL6824).
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5 for Linux Now Available
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5 for Linux Now Available
DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio are now available for Red Hat and CentOS Linux.
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available on Red Hat and CentOS Linux. This allows customers with Red Hat or CentoOS 6.8 or 7.2 systems to download and use the free version of DaVinci Resolve or the full DaVinci Resolve Studio. Adding Linux support gives customers more choice in hardware, allowing them to build extremely high performance, low cost workstations for editing and color correction.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New URSA Mini Pro 4.6K Camera
Blackmagic Design Announces New URSA Mini Pro 4.6K Camera
New camera combines incredible digital film image quality with broadcast camera features, built in ND filters, interchangeable lens mount and more.
Blackmagic Design today announced URSA Mini Pro 4.6K, a new professional camera that combines high end digital film quality with the ergonomics and features of a traditional broadcast camera. URSA Mini Pro features a massive number of tactile control buttons, switches and dials that make it faster to use, built in optical ND filters, a new interchangeable lens mount, dual CFAST 2.0 and dual SD/UHS-II card recorders, and much more.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Innovative New Control Panels for DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design Announces Innovative New Control Panels for DaVinci Resolve
New hardware color correction control panels are designed for new changing workflows
Blackmagic Design today announced two new portable hardware control panels for DaVinci Resolve, its professional editing and color correction software. With professional editing becoming extremely popular in DaVinci Resolve, these new control panels are designed to allow color correction workflows to be mixed in with editing workflows, while introducing new levels of quality in affordable hardware control panels.
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Cinamaker Demos Revolutionary Mobile Live Video Production Technology at SXSW
Cinamaker Demos Revolutionary Mobile Live Video Production Technology at SXSWPRNewswire-- SXSW -- Cinamaker will demonstrate its new live video streaming technology that allows anyone to quickly and easily set up their own live multi-camera TV show and broadcast it to audiences worldwide. (at SXSW on March 12 in the Austin Convention Center, booth 204)
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Zylight, Aladdin Fixtures Save Shoot in Stormy Weather for DP Harry Frith
Zylight, Aladdin Fixtures Save Shoot in Stormy Weather for DP Harry FrithLast October, DP Harry Frith was literally trying to shoot interview footage outside in the middle of a monsoon. He was on location in Belize for an episode of a popular HGTV real estate series, which usually shoots outside and relies on natural light and silks for diffusion. With bad weather on the horizon, the production was forced to move under shelters. Normally, the lack of lighting gear would have been a serious problem. For this episode, however, Frith had packed two new lights, the flexible LED panel.
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PAG Announces More Outputs for Camera Accessories
PAG Announces More Outputs for Camera AccessoriesAt NAB 2017, PAG, the camera power specialist of some 45 years standing, will launch the new PowerHub for its PAGlink Gold Mount System of compact, lightweight, intelligent linking batteries. The new power distribution accessory will be exhibited by PAG America, a division of the Carr Distribution Group on booth #C9518.
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Leading Canadian Media Production Companies Fusion Cine and Great Pacific Media Turn to Archion's EditStor for High Profile Episodic and Reality TV Shows
Leading Canadian Media Production Companies Fusion Cine and Great Pacific Media Turn to Archion's EditStor for High Profile Episodic and Reality TV ShowsArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, announces the rapid growth and adoption of Archion's EditStor in Western Canada, highlighted by two leading media companies in that region – Fusion Cine, a top media and entertainment technology vendor, and Great Pacific Media, a leading producer of factual television content. Those companies have invested regularly in Archion's EditStor for large scale post-production and broadcast requirements involving high profile TV programming.
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Geoff Bailey Joins Alkemy X As Creative Director
Geoff Bailey Joins Alkemy X As Creative DirectorCreative content company Alkemy X has added Creative Director Geoff Bailey to its New York office. This move accents a noteworthy stretch of expansion in which Alkemy X almost doubled its staff and opened a new state-of-the-art production and post facility in New York City. The announcement comes on the heels of Alkemy X making headlines as the exclusive visual effects company on M. Night Shyamalan’s original thriller “Split,” which was the no. 1 film at the U.S. Box Office for three consecutive weeks.
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Unique Hammond Joins Cut+Run Los Angeles, As Head of Sales and Development
Cut+Run is excited to welcome Unique Hammond as Head of Sales and Development for the Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Austin offices. Hammond brings a wealth of industry knowledge to this new role.
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New Firmware From Timecode Systems Paves the Way for Wireless Sensor Sync for Virtual Reality
A new firmware upgrade launched this week by Timecode Systems further enhances the accuracy of its wireless genlock. With the company now promising sub-line-accurate synchronisation, the system generates the most precise wireless genlock on the market, allowing Timecode Systems products to stay locked in sync more accurately than any other wireless solution. This is not only a huge benefit across the company's existing product range, but also sets the scene for development of a wireless sensor sync solution capable of meeting the requirements of virtual reality, augmented reality and motion capture.
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WCPMedia Services Accelerates Production and Post-Production Workflows
WCPMedia Services Accelerates Production and Post-Production Workflows
Industry leader in cloud-based asset management adds new features to improve dailies management, transcoding, delivery of assets and creative collaboration.
WCPMedia Services today announces significant improvements to its market-leading, cloud-based media management platform to help television and motion picture producers better store, manage and share assets throughout the production cycle. New features and enhancements address core production activities including dailies management and transcoding, review and approval, and distribution to post-production partners and end-users. WCPMedia allows producers to control their assets efficiently and securely by harnessing the power of the cloud.
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Roundabout Entertainment Adds Craig Price to DI Team
Roundabout Entertainment Adds Craig Price to DI Team
Veteran editor and visual effects artists will focus on finishing studio and independent features.
Veteran editor, visual effects artist and creative director Craig Price has joined Roundabout Entertainment. Price will serve as a finishing editor in the facility’s growing digital intermediate department. In his first project with Roundabout, Price performed final editing for Director Tommy Bertelsen’s indie thriller Feed. He also designed and executed the film’s main title sequence. Upcoming work includes a project for Director Terrence Mallick.
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SymplyPRO Sets the Benchmark for Integrated Workflow Collaboration
SymplyPRO Sets the Benchmark for Integrated Workflow Collaboration
Storage Solution Features Breakthrough Capabilities, Including Up to 192TB of Storage, Redundant Fibre Channel and Ethernet Sharing In 4U of Rack Space
Symply, Inc., a global provider of high-performance digital storage solutions, today announced the launch of SymplyPRO, a "Symply better collaborative storage workspace." SymplyPRO features field-proven RAID storage and an integrated blend of Fibre Channel and Ethernet sharing, providing broadcasters, film studios, post-production houses, and other media creatives that work with high-resolution content with the ultimate level of flexibility, efficiency, and workflow collaboration capabilities. The ultra-fast SymplyPRO storage solution will be unveiled at BVE 2017 in London, Feb 28 – March 2, with Global Distribution, at Hall S1-8, Stand J30.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK Opens Call for Proposals
HPA Tech Retreat UK Opens Call for Proposals
Top Tech Gathering Returns to Oxfordshire 11-13 July
During the 2017 HPA Tech Retreat, the dates and the call for proposals for the HPA Tech Retreat UK were announced by SMPTE Education Vice President Richard Welsh, co-chair of the HPA Tech Retreat UK, alongside HPA President Seth Hallen and Barbara Lange, executive director of SMPTE and HPA. Like its US counterpart, the HPA Tech Retreat UK is a pivotal gathering for those engaged in the many disciplines supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content across dynamic distribution environments. The HPA Tech Retreat UK returns to Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire from 11-13 July, with a multifaceted programme and event lineup.
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TVU Networks' Remote Production System uses Blackmagic Design
TVU Networks' Remote Production System uses Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that TVU Networks uses its multichannel DeckLink capture and playback products as part of the new and popular TVU Remote Production System (RPS). TVU RPS is designed for broadcasting some of the world’s most exciting live events for news, sports, once-in-a-lifetime events and more.
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New 4K Content From Skyward Kick Productions Now Available on Wazee Digital Commerce
New 4K Content From Skyward Kick Productions Now Available on Wazee Digital Commerce
Licensable Content Includes Extreme Sports Video and Footage Aimed at Corporate and Documentary Projects
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that new HD and 4K content is available for licensing through its Wazee Digital Commerce portal from Ottawa, Ontario-based Skyward Kick Productions. Skyward Kick specializes in extreme sports video but also produces projects ranging from corporate training videos and advertising to award-winning cinema.
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Facilis Technology Announces New High-Performance Hub Server and Web Console Interface with v7
Facilis Technology Announces New High-Performance Hub Server and Web Console Interface with v7
Substantial performance enhancement options for existing customers plus new scale-out and usability features makes V7 the most compelling release in years.
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, today announced the all new Facilis Hub Server, a performance aggregator that can be added to new and existing TerraBlock systems. Also announced as part of version 7 is a new browser-based, mobile compatible Web Console that delivers enhanced workflow and administration from any connected location. The new solutions will be unveiled at NAB 2017 on booth SL7920.
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RED DIGITAL CINEMA to show Sandro Miller's PLAYING LYNCH exhibit in GALLERY ROUGE at its Red Miami Location
RED DIGITAL CINEMA to show Sandro Miller's PLAYING LYNCH exhibit in GALLERY ROUGE at its Red Miami Location
Photographer and Director Sandro Miller will be Present to Officially Open the Exhibit
RED Digital Cinema will open the PLAYING LYNCH exhibit at its Miami location (72 Northwest 25th Street) on March 11. The exhibit will celebrate the creative collaboration of actor John Malkovich and director Sandro Miller featuring depictions of well-known characters and scenes from David Lynch’s Films.
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MTI Film Expands Hollywood Facility to Support HDR
MTI Film Expands Hollywood Facility to Support HDR
Adds new color grading, editorial and QC resources.
MTI Film has completed a major expansion of its Hollywood facility designed to accommodate growing demand for post-production services and support for HDR content. The expansion includes the addition of two new color grading suites and an editorial finishing suite, all HDR capable. The company has also improved its IT infrastructure, adding significant bandwidth and storage, and installed new monitoring systems throughout the facility. All the moves are intended to address the growing number of television productions requiring HDR delivery as well as the company’s expanded slate of HD and UHD shows.
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L'espace Vision builds Mega MultiDock ingest system using twenty Blackmagic MultiDocks
L'espace Vision builds Mega MultiDock ingest system using twenty Blackmagic MultiDocksBlackmagic Design today announced that Tokyo based L'espace Vision has created the Mega MultiDock, an ingest system built around 20 Blackmagic MultiDocks. The system is able to import media from up to 80 SSDs simultaneously and is primarily used for ingesting footage from its live concert recording service, which uses multiple Blackmagic HyperDeck Studio Pro SSD recorders.
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Framestore Deploys PixStor in London, New York, and Los Angeles
Framestore Deploys PixStor in London, New York, and Los Angeles
Pixit Media's Scale-Out Storage Running on NetApp E-Series Arrays Gives Renowned Post and VFX House Performance and Scalability
Pixit Media, the leader in storage solutions built specifically for media workflows, today announced that Oscar-, Emmy-, and British Academy Film Award-winning creative studio Framestore has deployed Pixit Media's PixStor software-defined scale-out storage solution at its Los Angeles, London, and New York sites as central production storage for the advertising part of its business. The deployment gives Framestore guaranteed performance and consistency across all three sites, a cost-effective and simplified approach to disaster recovery and business continuity, and a modular infrastructure that is easy to manage and expand to support multiple workflows.
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Technicolor PostWorks’ Sam Daley Replicates Black & White Look for Horror Tale, THE EYES OF MY MOTHER
Technicolor PostWorks’ Sam Daley Replicates Black & White Look for Horror Tale, THE EYES OF MY MOTHER
Stylishly shocking film marks debut of director Nicolas Pesce; Cinematographer Zach Kuperstein nominated for Independent Spirit Award.
Writer-Director Nicolas Pesce’s debut feature, THE EYES OF MY MOTHER, which was finished at Technicolor PostWorks New York, is a beautifully calibrated horror story of a young woman scarred by childhood tragedy. The film is packed with heart-pounding moments, made all the more chilling by an artfully crafted black & white look captured by Cinematographer Zach Kuperstein (also making his feature debut) and finished by Colorist Sam Daley.
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ADG "Scenic Arts Day" Proclaimed by LA City Council Feb. 24
Councilmember Krekorian To Present Resolution on Friday, Feb. 24
The ART DIRECTORS GUILD (ADG, IATSE Local 800) and its Scenic, Title and Graphic Artist Council will be honored by the LA City Council with a resolution presented by Councilmember Paul Krekorian recognizing this Friday, Feb. 24, as Scenic Arts Day in Los Angeles. This distinguished honor spotlights the artists behind the meticulously rendered, hand painted scenic backdrops that have created worlds of imagination in almost every feature film of Hollywood’s golden age. This accolade celebrates ADG’s collaboration on the new book THE ART OF THE HOLLYWOOD BACKDROP and with JC Backings on the original MGM Scenic Art Studio (now Sony Studios) where most of these gigantic backdrops are preserved.
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ASG Bolsters Los Angeles Sales with Industry Veteran Suzette Ferguson
ASG Bolsters Los Angeles Sales with Industry Veteran Suzette FergusonAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, and audio integration firm, today announced industry sales veteran Suzette Ferguson has joined the company to increase sales efforts across Southern California. Based in Los Angeles, she will continue to expand ASG’s presence in the media and entertainment market, as well as a variety of vertical markets.
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DaVinci Resolve Studio Used to Edit, Grade and Finish PLEASE TELL ME I'M ADOPTED! Series
DaVinci Resolve Studio Used to Edit, Grade and Finish PLEASE TELL ME I'M ADOPTED! SeriesBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio was used to edit, grade and finish PLEASE TELL ME I'M ADOPTED!, an original shortform comedy series from Wraptastic Productions premiering March 6, 2017 exclusively on Amazon. DaVinci Resolve Studio was used by Chris Sobchack, executive producer, to handle the entire post production process.
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OptiTrack Introduces Active VR Tracking at GDC 2017
OptiTrack Introduces Active VR Tracking at GDC 2017
OptiTrack delivers the best active tracking solution ever built, with the lowest deployment cost for theme park scaled VR experiences
OptiTrack today introduced OptiTrack Active, a solution tailored specifically for out-of-home, theme park scaled virtual reality (VR) experiences. This advancement enables greatly simplified manufacturing and deployment efforts for large-scale, multi-user VR experiences. OptiTrack Active will be showcased using Oculus HMDs, Striker VR weapons, and MSI VR One Backpack PCs in the OptiTrack booth (#2002, South Hall) at the 2017 Game Developers Conference, held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco March 1-3.
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Colorist Bryan McMahan Joins Roundabout Entertainment
Colorist Bryan McMahan Joins Roundabout Entertainment
Award-winning colorist, whose credits include the Terrence Malick films "Weightless" and "Knight of Cups", joins expanding division focused on theatrical mastering.
Veteran Digital Colorist Bryan McMahan has joined Roundabout Entertainment. A frequent collaborator of Terrence Malick, McMahan has colored six films for the director dating back to the 2005 release The New World and including Weightless, slated for release next year. He has also worked with directors William Friedkin (Killer Joe), Robert Towne (Ask the Dust), Gore Verbinski (The Ring) and John Woo (Face/Off).
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Goldcrest Post Delivers BBC’s TABOO with Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve Studio
Goldcrest Post Delivers BBC’s TABOO with Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Goldcrest Post has completed picture post on TABOO, a major new BBC drama series starring Tom Hardy, using DaVinci Resolve Studio together with the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel. P Baker and Scott Free Productions and distributed by Sonar Entertainment, TABOO is a tale of intrigue and revenge, where a haunted man, James Keziah Delaney (Hardy), newly returned to 1814 London after ten years in Africa, discovers that his father has left him a mysterious legacy.
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Autodesk Wins are Twofold this Awards Season
Autodesk Wins are Twofold this Awards Season
Autodesk Technology Helps Artists Create 2016’s Best Films for the 22nd Consecutive Year; Arnold Renderer Honored with a 2017 Sci-Tech Award
Artists from around the world used media and entertainment software from Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) for the 22nd year to help bring 2016's most popular films to the big screen. Autodesk also received recognition from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, earning a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (Sci-Tech) for the Arnold Renderer.
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Hollywood’s Colortime Facility Industrializes Client Content Services with Dalet Workflow Orchestration and Media Asset Management for Post-Production
Hollywood’s Colortime Facility Industrializes Client Content Services with Dalet Workflow Orchestration and Media Asset Management for Post-Production
Dalet Galaxy platform improves client content management, versioning and file delivery
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of solutions and services for media organizations, is taking on the post-production market with Colortime, a Burbank, California-based post-production facility that specializes in feature film and television episodic editorial, dailies, VFX, color correction and content management services for a global customer base.
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PlayBox Technology Neo Powers Lorac
PlayBox Technology Neo Powers LoracLorac Communications Incorporated (LCI), one of the leading telecommunication service providers in the Caribbean and Latin America, has chosen PlayBox Technology Neo as the core of a new broadcast playout system. It includes two AirBox Neo servers configured to handle three of its managed cable channels for viewers in the Caribbean & Latin America.
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64th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Winners Announced
64th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Winners AnnouncedThe Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 64th 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, interactive entertainment and other media. Supervising Sound Editor Scott Gershin presented the annual MPSE Filmmaker Award to Director Guillermo del Toro. Supervising Sound Editors Wylie Stateman and Shannon McIntosh presented the Career Achievement Award to Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Harry Cohen.
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Alchemy Post Sound Garners MPSE Nomination for Netflix Doc AMANDA KNOX
Alchemy Post Sound Garners MPSE Nomination for Netflix Doc AMANDA KNOX
Provides Foley for three Sundance Festival Award winners
Alchemy Post Sound Foley Artists Leslie Bloome and Joanna Fang, and Foley Editors Ryan Collison and Nick Seaman are nominated for a 2017 MPSE Golden Reel Award in the Feature Documentary category for their work on the Netflix documentary Amanda Knox. They share the nomination with Supervising Sound Editors Chris Stangroom and Tom Paul, Dialogue Editor Stephen C. Davies and Sound Effects Editors Diego Jimenez, Max Holland, Jesse Peterson and Oscar Convers. Directed by Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn for Plus Pictures and Netflix, the film tells the story of the sensational Italian murder trial of American exchange student Amanda Knox.
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EditShare Appoints Peter Avildsen to Americas Western Regional Sales Manager
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today announced the appointment of Peter Avildsen to the role of western regional sales manager in the Americas. Avildsen joins EditShare with more than 20 years of experience in digital media technology and content creation. With his vast industry experience, Avildsen will also provide customers with sound guidance on workflow design and technology adoption. Avildsen will be available for a ‘Meet and Greet’ at the HPA Tech Retreat in Palm Springs, California, where EditShare will be presenting at the Innovation Zone.
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LightHouse Films Signs Director Romain Quirot for US Representation
LightHouse Films Signs Director Romain Quirot for US Representation
Award-Winning French Director Brings Style, Humor, and Genius Artistic Direction to the U.S.
Commercial production company LightHouse Films based in NYC is excited to welcome director Romain Quirot, who will be represented exclusively in the North American market. Based in Paris, Quirot will bring his poetic, often light-hearted style of filmmaking to commercial and digital projects for LightHouse, expanding the company’s already versatile roster of directors.
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Designed for the latest Super35 and Full-Frame Digital Cinema Cameras, Sigma Cine Lens Line Makes Its Debut at NAB 2017
Designed for the latest Super35 and Full-Frame Digital Cinema Cameras, Sigma Cine Lens Line Makes Its Debut at NAB 2017
Sigma Cine delivers exceptional optics in an outstanding form factor with resolving power up to 8K
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is showcasing its brand new line of Cine lenses, designed for the latest, high-resolution digital cinema cameras, at the NAB 2017 show at booth C11525. The Sigma Cine lens lineup at NAB 2017 includes the High Speed Super 35 Zoom Line: 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2; the FF Zoom Lens: 24-35mm T2.2; and the High Speed Prime line: 20mm T1.5, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and the 85mm T1.5. Sigma lenses are designed for industry-standard E, EF and PL mounts, ensuring compatibility with all major digital cinema cameras.
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Oscar-nominated films created with Blackmagic Design
Oscar-nominated films created with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design would like to congratulate all the 2017 Oscar nominated films and the production professionals whose hard work and creativity helped bring them to life. Blackmagic Design is honored that its Pocket Cinema Camera digital film camera, as well as its DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, grading and finishing solution, were used on some of this year’s Oscar nominated films, including “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Arrival” and “Moonlight.”
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Band Pro Film & Digital Invests in VariCam LT 4K Cinema Cameras
Band Pro Film & Digital Invests in VariCam LT 4K Cinema CamerasBand Pro Film & Digital, who for over 30 years has provided new products and solutions for the professional production market from offices in Burbank, New York City, Munich and Tel Aviv, has invested in VariCam LT 4K cinema cameras and the BT-4LH310 4K production monitor.
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University of South Carolina's "Gamecocks" Among Elite University Sports Teams to Rely on Archion's EditStor for Storage and Editorial of all Live Game Video
University of South Carolina's "Gamecocks" Among Elite University Sports Teams to Rely on Archion's EditStor for Storage and Editorial of all Live Game VideoArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, proudly announces that the University of Southern Carolina’s Gamecock Productions has entrusted Archion's EditStor for the heavy post production demands of all video content captured live across 21 different school sports teams.
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New 6-Series Firmware Adds Coveted Automixing Technology To 633 And Sennheiser Support with 688/SL-6
New 6-Series Firmware Adds Coveted Automixing Technology To 633 And Sennheiser Support with 688/SL-6
Free firmware update offers both Dugan automixing and Sound Devices MixAssist for the 633 mixer/recorder; Further enhancements available for entire 6-Series line
Sound Devices, LLC announces that its popular 633 mixer/recorder now offers two powerful, high-performing automatic mixing options, Dugan automixing and Sound Devices MixAssist™. The two well-regarded automixing algorithms are available at no additional cost to 633 owners with the release of Firmware Version 4.50. With this firmware update, the 688 mixer/recorder with its SL-6 powering and wireless system accessory now supports SuperSlot™ integration with Sennheiser EK-6042 wireless, two-channel slot-in receivers. Sound Devices added Dugan’s well-known automatic mic mixing to its 688 mixer/recorder in 2016, making it the first field mixer to incorporate the technology.
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Women In Film, Sundance Institute and 50 Hollywood Leaders Launch ReFrame to Create Sustainable Gender Equity in Film and Television
Groundbreaking, Peer-to-Peer Approach Addresses Systemic Impediments to Inclusivity
Fifty Hollywood leaders and influencers, including studio heads, agency partners, senior network executives, talent and guild representatives brought together by Women In Film and Sundance Institute today announce the launch of ReFrame, a formal action plan to further gender parity in the media industry.
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Globo.com Selects Elemental to Deliver 4K Video-on-Demand
Globo.com Selects Elemental to Deliver 4K Video-on-Demand
Brazilian broadcaster turns to Elemental video processing and content delivery for fast, flawless rollout of 4K services
Elemental Technologies, the leader in software-defined video solutions, today announced that Globo.com has selected its video processing solutions to power its new 4K video-on-demand (VOD) services. The agreement expands the broadcaster’s existing Elemental deployment with added video infrastructure to process streaming 4K content with HEVC compression. Globo.com provides digital platforms and services for Brazil’s Grupo Globo, connecting online audiences to the diverse array of publishing, video and data properties Grupo Globo operates, including Globo TV’s broadcast networks, film studio Globo Filmes and over-the-top television service Globo Play.
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Bluefish444 Announces 4K/HD/SD Compatibility with Avmeda Marsis
Bluefish444 Announces 4K/HD/SD Compatibility with Avmeda Marsis
4K/HD/SD playout from Avmeda Marsis Playout Automation
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announces compatibility with Marsis Playout Automation from Avmeda. Marsis Playout Automation is a hybrid multi-channel 4K/HD/SD/IP automation solution, allowing both traditional baseband broadcasters and next generation online/IP-based TV customers, to use easily and effectively within their workflow.
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Winter Film Awards Indie Film Fest starts Thursday!
Winter Film Awards Indie Film Fest starts Thursday!
Winter Film Awards Is New York City. Like the city itself, we showcase the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world.
Please join us for Winter Film Awards 6th annual Indie Film Festival, which runs Feb 23-Mar 4 in NYC with a jam-packed schedule of 88 films of All Genres -- Free Discussion Panels —$5 Matinees —Bloody Thursday All Horror All Day — Daily Screenings of fantastic films and lots of Free Parties!
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Wazee Digital Partners With Paladin Software for YouTube Rights Management
Wazee Digital Partners With Paladin Software for YouTube Rights Management
Paladin's Rights Monitor Helps Wazee Digital Discover Unauthorized YouTube Content and Unlock Missed Revenue for Clients
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced a technology partnership with Paladin, the enterprise platform for next-generation media companies. Through the partnership, Wazee Digital will use Paladin's Rights Monitor toolset to strengthen digital rights management (DRM) services on YouTube for key rights holders and content partners, including major college sports organizations.
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WWE Uses Blackmagic Design's Fairlight for audio post production on Smackdown Holiday Tour
WWE Uses Blackmagic Design's Fairlight for audio post production on Smackdown Holiday TourBlackmagic Design today announced that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) relies on Fairlight DAWs with Xynergi controllers for all of its audio post production needs, including audio post production on the recent Smackdown Holiday Tour. The WWE’s VP of Post Production, Chris Argento, and his team have used Fairlight to help deliver tens of thousands of broadcast, online and social media projects across the WWE’s numerous properties.
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