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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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Fujifilm Launches New “MK” Series of Cinema Lenses
Fujifilm Launches New “MK” Series of Cinema Lenses
Compact and Lightweight MK18-55mm and MK50-135mm Deliver Advanced Optical Performance with an Excellent Cost/Performance Ratio
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM has unveiled the MK Series of cinema lenses for E-mount cameras, which boast advanced optical performance, ultra-compact and lightweight design, as well as superb cost performance. The first in this series to be introduced, the FUJINON MK18-55mm T2.9, is a standard zoom with an 18-55mm focal length. It will be available in early March for $3,799. The entire “MK” series is designed with the ‘emerging’ cinematographer in mind, whether shooting a live event, online programming, documentary, corporate video, wedding, independent or short film production.
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Community Films Welcomes Comedy Director Aleysa Young To The Company's Diverse Talent Roster
Comedy Director Aleysa Young has joined Community Films. Young becomes part of a diverse roster of directorial talent that includes: Marius Crowne, Seth Gordon, Jared Hess, Michael Patrick Jann, Emil Möller, Matt Smukler, Pam Thomas, Clay Tweel, Albert Uria, and Clay Williams.
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EditShare Enhanced Scale Out Storage and Production Asset Management Solutions Take on 4K, UHD and Collaborative Workflows at NAB 2017
EditShare Enhanced Scale Out Storage and Production Asset Management Solutions Take on 4K, UHD and Collaborative Workflows at NAB 2017
On display at NAB 2017, EditShare XStream EFS distributed storage and Flow production asset management provide thousands of media creatives a collaborative platform with innovative hybrid cloud workflows for secure remote productions
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, invites NAB 2017 attendees to get hands-on with EditShare’s latest turbo-charged media management solutions for 4K, UHD, HDR, VR and remote productions. Newly enhanced flagship products on display include the scale-out, distributed media storage solution XStream EFS with the fully integrated advanced production asset management solution Flow.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and ATEM Production Studio 4K orchestrate Nufonia Must Fall world tour
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and ATEM Production Studio 4K orchestrate Nufonia Must Fall world tourBlackmagic Design today announced that the live production of performance art "Nufonia Must Fall" is captured and live cut using Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and an ATEM Production Studio 4K live production switcher. A play, puppet show, concert and film all in one, "Nufonia Must Fall" is the brainchild of Eric San, better known as Montreal-based turntablist and producer Kid Koala, and it is based on his black and white graphic novel of the same name.
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The Artery Wins First Ever "VFX/Post Production Creative Award" from Connections' Le Book 2017 West Coast Creative Awards
The Artery Wins First Ever "VFX/Post Production Creative Award" from Connections' Le Book 2017 West Coast Creative AwardsRenowned Art + Technology company The Artery, which employs an award winning talent base of some of the most talented digital artists in the world to design, create and produce unique and compelling visual content across all screens, is the winner of the 2017 “VFX/Post Production Creative Award” from Connections’ Le Book West Coast Creative Awards.
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MPSE Filmmaker Award Winner Guillermo del Toro: An Appetite for Sound
MPSE Filmmaker Award Winner Guillermo del Toro: An Appetite for Sound
Supervising Sound Editor Scott Gershin talks about working with the acclaimed director on the soundtracks for “Pacific Rim,” “Blade II” and other films.
Later this month, the Motion Picture Sound Editors will present Guillermo del Toro with its annual Filmmaker Award at the 64th Annual Golden Reel Awards ceremony. The Mexican-born filmmaker is being recognized for his “outstanding contributions to the art of cinema,” and joins such distinguished past honorees as Sam Raimi, Darren Aronofsky, George Lucas, Ang Lee, Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Brian Grazer and Gale Anne Hurd.
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ELEMENTS ONE at Innovation Zone of HPA Tech Retreat
ELEMENTS ONE at Innovation Zone of HPA Tech Retreat
Award-winning all-in-one SAN/NAS server and storage appliance enables a wide range of applications, including Avid, to share media files natively
ELEMENTS, developer of advanced solutions for unrestricted collaboration in shared media workflows, will be showcasing its one-of-a-kind ELEMENTS ONE SAN/NAS server for the first time at HPA Tech Retreat in Palm Springs, CA. The informal, yet very popular convention attracts the top industry-engineering, technical, and creative talent and covers all aspects of digital-cinema, post-production, film, television, video, and related technologies. The event will take place from 20th – 24th February 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells, CA.
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BEN AFFLECK & PIXAR Filmmakers to Be Honored at AUTFEST Film Festival
Presented by the Autism Society and AMC Theaters®, AutFest Celebrates “From Spectrum to Screen” April 22-23 in Orange County
Oscar®-winning director, actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck joins Oscar–winning Pixar Animation Studios’ filmmakers Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera in receiving special honors at the 1st Annual AUTFEST International Film Festival presented by The Autism Society on April 22-23, 2017 at the AMC Orange 30 in Orange, CA. The announcement was made by Matthew Asner, VP of Development for The Autism Society.
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CRAS AES Student Chapter & Waves Audio Conduct In-Depth Live Sound Workshop
CRAS AES Student Chapter & Waves Audio Conduct In-Depth Live Sound Workshop
WavesLive Was Developed and Presented by Waves Audio, Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences , & CRAS AES Student Chapter Representatives to Teach Live Sound Techniques Utilizing Waves Plugins & Gear
(Gilbert, AZ--February 13, 2017) The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS; www.cras.edu), the premier institution for audio engineering education, and its AES Student Chapter, recently opened its doors at its Gilbert, Ariz. campus to Waves Audio for WavesLive, an in-depth workshop for CRAS students and local audio pros.
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Bullitt Welcomes Director Nicolas Randall
Bullitt Welcomes Director Nicolas RandallBullitt kicks off a busy new year by expanding its roster with Nicolas Randall, a director and creative director known for the striking production design, distinctive color palettes, and the photographic quality he brings to each frame. Possessing a deep understanding of the creative advertising process, Nicolas works at the intersection of art, music, commerce and culture, for innovative agencies and brands including Land Rover and Roberto Cavalli.
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Rotolight Anova Pro is LED light of choice for award-winning DoP
Roy Wagner lights new film exclusively with Rotolight Anova PRO
Award-winning director of photography Roy H Wagner ASC has chosen the Rotolight Anova PRO bi-colour LED studio light as the exclusive light source for his new film, Trouble Sleeping. Best known for his work on Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winning TV shows such as Ray Donovan and House, long-running CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and the Sherlock Holmes reboot Elementary starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, Wagner has an extensive career in the film industry going back almost 50 years.
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RED Digital Cinema Brings State of the Art Technology to USC
RED Digital Cinema Brings State of the Art Technology to USCElizabeth M. Daley, Dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, announced today that Red Digital Cinema has agreed to provide the School state of the art digital cinema cameras and accessories. Valued at $700,000, the cinema-style camera systems provided by RED will be used by students in the School's Division of Film & Television Production.
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Award-Winning Cutters Editor Cameron Yergler Returns Home to Chicago
Award-Winning Cutters Editor Cameron Yergler Returns Home to ChicagoCutters Studios (http://cuttersstudios.com) is very proud to announce the return of award-winning editor Cameron Yergler to its staff in Chicago. The announcement was made by managing director Craig Duncan and managing editor Grant Güstafson.
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Qube!'s Metered Licensing Keeps DHX Media Rendering Costs in Check
Qube!'s Metered Licensing Keeps DHX Media Rendering Costs in Check
PipelineFX's industry-leading render management software and new pay-per-minute licensing policy gives the international animation powerhouse an edge in today's competitive broadcast market
When you produce over 20,000 frames of fully rendered animation a night, every night, a delay of even minutes can be critical. To maintain its edge in today's competitive broadcast market, international animation powerhouse DHX Media relies on Qube!, PipelineFX's intelligent render management system. Thanks to Qube!'s scalability, DHX can use every machine at its disposal to ensure that shows like The Deep are delivered on time. And thanks to PipelineFX's innovative new metered licensing policy, it doesn't pay for the extra software licenses for a minute longer than it has to.
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Cooke Optics Responds to Growing Demand for Award-Winning Prime Lenses with Expansion Plans
Cooke Optics Responds to Growing Demand for Award-Winning Prime Lenses with Expansion Plans
Second factory site will be used for assembly of hand-crafted lenses
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, has confirmed that it is planning to open a second factory less than two miles from its current Leicester premises in order to keep up with growing demand for its award-winning lenses, as well as to facilitate the development and manufacture of new ranges. The new facility, scheduled to open in June 2017, is expected to increase output by 25%.
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Art Directors Guild To Host Oscar® Panel With Production Design Nominees
Art Directors Guild To Host Oscar® Panel With Production Design Nominees
OSCAR®-NOMINATED PRODUCTION DESIGNERS AND SET DECORATORS TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON FEBRUARY 25 AT EGYPTIAN THEATRE
This year’s Oscar®-nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators from Arrival; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; Hail,Caesar!; La La Land and Passengers will discuss their craft at the 11th Annual Art of Production Design Oscar Panel presented by the Art Directors Guild and Set Decorators Society of America’s on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 3 p.m. The panel will be held at the Egyptian Theatre and is produced in association with the American Cinematheque and is sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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DP Greig Fraser Relies on Outsight Sky LEDs for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
DP Greig Fraser Relies on Outsight Sky LEDs for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Multiple award-winning cinematographer also owns his own Creamsource kit for complete lighting control on other projects
Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS, the cinematographer of films including Lion, Zero Dark Thirty, Foxcatcher, Snow White and the Huntsman, and Mary Magdalene(currently in post-production), and numerous commercials, relied on the Creamsource Sky, a water resistant five colour 1200W LED light system from Outsight, for Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
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Art Directors Guild Awards To Showcase 30 Original Film Backdrops
Art Directors Guild Awards To Showcase 30 Original Film Backdrops
Backdrops from "Singin' in the Rain," "Ben-Hur" and "North by Northwest" Will Be Displayed at Feb. 11 Ceremony
Monumental Hollywood backdrops from classic films such as Singin’ in the Rain, Ben-Hur, Hello, Dolly! and North by Northwest will be showcased at the 21st Annual Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards (IATSE Local 800), held Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland and hosted by Emmy®-winning comedian Patton Oswalt.
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Mocha VR Revolutionizes Post Workflows for Cinematic 360°/VR Filmmaking
Mocha VR Revolutionizes Post Workflows for Cinematic 360°/VR Filmmaking
Academy Award-winning Mocha plug-in from Boris FX now available for Adobe, Avid, and OFX hosts.
Mocha​®​ VR​ is a groundbreaking new software tool bringing high-end visual effects and post-production workflows to 360°/VR filmmaking. Based on Imagineer’s Academy Award-winning planar tracking algorithm, ​Mocha VR​ is also the first plug-in to bring native 360​°​ optimized planar tracking, masking, object removal, and horizon stabilization tools to host applications Adobe​®​ Premiere Pro​®​ CC, Adobe​®​ After Effects​®​ CC, Avid Media Composer​®​, The Foundry’s NUKE™, and Blackmagic Design Fusion.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 15th Annual VES Awards
Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 15th Annual VES Awards
The Jungle Book Leads Feature Film Wins with 5 Awards; Kubo and The Two Strings is Top Animated Feature Film; Game of Thrones and John Lewis: Buster the Boxer Score Broadcast and Commercial Wins
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, held the 15th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video games and special venues.
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PlayBox Technology Powers Playout at HNN 24x7
PlayBox Technology Powers Playout at HNN 24x7
See PlayBox Technology on stand L14 at BVE, London, February 28 - March 2, 2017
HNN 24x7 has chosen a complete PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo system for playout of its round-the-clock news channel. The system was designed, installed and commissioned by PlayBox Technology in partnership with Delhi-based broadcast system integrator Avtech Digital Equipments. Located at Dehradun, capital city of Uttarakhand state, HNN 24x7 transmits via satellite and digital terrestrial networks in central India. It is also accessible to a global audience via the internet.
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Director Shoots Car Chase Film with JVC GY-LS300 Camcorder
Director Shoots Car Chase Film with JVC GY-LS300 CamcorderIn the motion picture industry, previsualization helps filmmakers provide proof of concept by shooting quick, unpolished versions of complex scenes. Director and action DP Lawrence Ribeiro has directed and shot more than 100 sequences for various films and commercials. When directing his own short film, The Chase, Ribeiro wanted a slick finished product, so he shot with the GY-LS300 4KCAM handheld Super 35 camcorder from JVC Professional Video.
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TMD launches new asset management enhancements at NAB 2017
TMD launches new asset management enhancements at NAB 2017
Service-oriented architecture ensures perfect configuration for every user
TMD, the leading provider of asset management systems for digital and physical assets, is introducing additional software bolt-on to its media service applications at NAB 2017 (Las Vegas Convention Center, 24 – 27 April, booth N6227). These are built on the Mediaflex-UMS (Unified Media Services) architecture, a uniquely powerful solution for all aspects of software-defined workflow management.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2017 Board of Directors Officers
Visual Effects Society Announces its 2017 Board of Directors Officers
Mike Chambers Re-­Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry's global professional honorary society, announced its 2017 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2017 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was re-elected as Board Chair.
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Fusion Studio used to Create Visual Effects for ITV Series THE HALCYON
Fusion Studio used to Create Visual Effects for ITV Series THE HALCYONBlackmagic Design today announced that London-based effects studio Lexhag deployed Fusion Studio on ITV’s THE HALCYON, using the comprehensive VFX suite from Blackmagic Design to help plan and produce subtle, believable visual effects for the wartime drama series. VFX supervisor on THE HALCYON was Lexhag co founder, Alexis Haggar, who decided to make use of Fusion Studio and planning component Generation throughout the pipeline, from pre- production to the final render, including live compositing work for on set look development.
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Pro Sound Effects Releases Submerged Sound Effects Library
Pro Sound Effects Releases Submerged Sound Effects Library
Underwater sound effects recordedwith a hydrophone for otherworldly sound design
Pro Sound Effects®, the next level sound effects library company, today released its latest library, Submerged. Featuring 230 sound effects recorded using a hydrophone (underwater microphone), Submerged is a boutique collection of underwater sounds that enables sound professionals to harness the unique sonic properties of water in any audio project.
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Patton Oswalt To Host The Art Directors Guild Awards
Patton Oswalt To Host The Art Directors Guild Awards
Oscar®-Winning Director Brad Bird, Emmy-winning Production Designer René Lagler and late Production Designer Gene Allen will be honored at the Feb. 11 ceremony
Emmy®-winning comedian Patton Oswalt will host the 21st Annual Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards (IATSE Local 800), announced today by ADG Council Chair Marcia Hinds and Awards Producers Thomas Wilkins and Thomas Walsh. The Awards, celebrating “Return to Hollywood,” will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.
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The Artery Contributes 3D Visual Effects to The Acclaimed Sundance Film Festival Selection "The Discovery"
The Artery Contributes 3D Visual Effects to The Acclaimed Sundance Film Festival Selection "The Discovery"Renowned Art + Technology company The Artery, which employs an award winning talent base of some of the most talented digital artists in the world to design, create and produce unique and compelling visual content across all screens, contributed over 70 visual effects shots to "The Discovery." The new film, which stars Robert Redford, Jason Segal and Rooney Mara, made its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
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The Foundry's Modo Live event comes to Gnomon
The Foundry's Modo Live event comes to Gnomon
Speakers To Share Stories and Tips for Game, Animation, Automotive, VR and Design Projects; Livestream Planned for February 9
On February 9, Modo users can learn from the masters at Modo Live, a free Foundry event held at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Games & Animation. Presentations from the six speakers will also be livestreamed, starting at 7:00 p.m. PST.
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Photon Beard provides soft-focus on LED at NAB Show 2017
Photon Beard provides soft-focus on LED at NAB Show 2017At the upcoming NAB Show 2017, in Booth C7649, Photon Beard, a leading specialist manufacturer of lighting equipment, will feature its Highlight LED range. Highlight LEDs feature outstanding color rendering and television lighting consistency indexes (CRI and TLCI) through the ingenious application of remote phosphor technology. And because Highlight LEDs have no moving parts (they are passively cooled), they are completely silent in operation. Combined with very high efficiency and a five year warranty on the whole fixture, this gives much lower and predictable operating costs.
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POP AYE Wins at Sundance (Screenplay) | FIRE AT SEA Nominated for Academy Award® (Best Documentary Feature)
POP AYE Wins at Sundance (Screenplay) | FIRE AT SEA Nominated for Academy Award® (Best Documentary Feature)
KIRSTEN TAN'S POP AYE WINS THE WORLD CINEMA DRAMATIC AWARD AT SUNDANCE 2017
Kirsten Tan’s debut feature POP AYE won the World Cinema Dramatic Award (Screenplay) at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. A road movie set in Thailand, POP AYE tells the story of an over-the-hill architect and his attempt to bring his long-lost elephant back to their rural hometown.
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SMPTE Partners With 2017 NAB Show to Produce the Future of Cinema Conference
SMPTE Partners With 2017 NAB Show to Produce the Future of Cinema Conference
Two-Day Conference During the 2017 NAB Show to Offer Expert Presentations on the Technical, Creative, and Business Drivers Shaping the Cinema Industry
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 released details about the 2017 NAB Show's "Future of Cinema Conference: The Intersection of Technology, Art, & Commerce in Cinema," produced in partnership with SMPTE. Scheduled for April 22-23 during the 2017 NAB Show, the conference will feature two full days of expert presentations delving into how technical innovation, artistic intent, and evolving consumption and business models will interact to shape the future of cinema.
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EditShare Appoints Howard Twine to Director of Software Strategy
EditShare Appoints Howard Twine to Director of Software StrategyEditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today announced the appointment of Howard Twine to the role of director of software strategy. A media savvy product strategist with 20 years of experience, Howard returns to EditShare in this newly created role to drive the company’s overall solutions strategy, leveraging emerging technologies and EditShare’s open architecture philosophy to expand technology partnerships and workflow options for production and post-production facilities, broadcasters and content creators everywhere.
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TASCAM Captures Voices of the Dead
TASCAM Captures Voices of the DeadTASCAM DR-series field recorders are used in a wide range of applications, ranging from broadcast and film to sound design, education, and much more. But even the TASCAM team didn't anticipate that the DR-701D, DR-100mkIII, and other DR-series recorders would prove particularly well suited to investigating paranormal phenomena-more colloquially, "ghost hunting." Such is indeed the case, according to Gavin Kelly, the host and lead investigator for Amazon Prime's television series Paranormal Journey: Into the Unknown. For their broadcasts, Kelly and partner/cohost Paula Purcell-also known as the Phantasmic Ghost Hunters, or PGH-video their explorations into paranormal phenomena and show the raw, uncut footage-no editing, no tricks.
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Uncoated Cooke S4/i lenses give a vintage look
Uncoated Cooke S4/i lenses give a vintage look
Aberrations give more options to cinematographers
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, has announced that it now offers uncoated front elements for its S4/i series. The uncoated front elements offer more choices to cinematographers, with lower contrast, milkier shadows, flares, streaks and other aberrations that give a ‘vintage’ look.
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SIGGRAPH 2017 Seeks Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Submissions
SIGGRAPH 2017 Seeks Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Submissions
SIGGRAPH 2017 will be held 30 July–3 August 2017 in Los Angeles.
SIGGRAPH 2017, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, is seeking a diverse range of new Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (AR) submissions to be showcased during its upcoming annual conference. SIGGRAPH 2017 will mark the 44th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, and will be held 30 July–3 August 2017 in Los Angeles.
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Japanese fashion commercial shot with Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4K
Japanese fashion commercial shot with Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4K
Commercial for popular Japanese fashion company nano・universe was created in-house with an URSA Mini 4K camera and graded with DaVinci Resolve.
Blackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4K was used to shoot popular Japanese fashion company and retailer nano・universe’s “Anti Soaked” TV commercial. Color correction for the commercial was also done with Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve.
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PLANET DESERT with AV Stumpfl VarioClip
PLANET DESERT with AV Stumpfl VarioClipThe acclaimed photographer and full-time explorer Michael Martin makes use of up to 12 AV Stumpfl® VarioClip screens to present his latest film and new book, Planet Desert, at more than 150 venues across Germany and Europe.
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Planar Systems Finalizes Acquisition of NaturalPoint
Planar Systems Finalizes Acquisition of NaturalPointPlanar Systems, a Leyard company, a leading worldwide provider of display systems, announced the finalization of the merger agreement with NaturalPoint, the global leader in optical tracking and motion capture solutions. The acquisition, which was announced on November 8, 2016, brings together leaders in complementary technologies to increase attention on the high growth and strategic opportunities in augmented and virtual reality and in other market segments like CAVEs, drone tracking, movement sciences, sports performance, computer visualization and animation.
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Alkemy X Reunites with M. Night Shyamalan for VFX for Universal Pictures' SPLIT
Alkemy X Reunites with M. Night Shyamalan for VFX for Universal Pictures' SPLITCreative content company​ Alkemy X​ provided visual effects for Universal Pictures’ No. 1 new film SPLIT, from writer/director M. Night Shyamalan, it was announced today. From on-set VFX supervision to post-production, the job yielded a total of 74 shots in the final film, including those for the film’s climactic scenes. SPLIT is now in theaters.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2017 Golden Reel Nominations
Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2017 Golden Reel NominationsThe Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 64th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
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'Resident Evil' Returns to Deluxe Toronto for Post
'Resident Evil' Returns to Deluxe Toronto for PostLongtime collaborators on the ‘Resident Evil’ film franchise, Deluxe Toronto handled the majority of post-production services for the sixth installment, "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter." The sci-fi horror feature, which reunited much of the production team including director Paul W.S. Anderson, returned to Deluxe for the 4K DI, 3D 2K DI, full 7.1 and 5.1 audio mixes for domestic and international versions, digital cinema mastering and nearly 300 visual effects shots. Deluxe also delivered an HDR remaster for the film’s home entertainment release.
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Marvel Entertainment and Square Enix Team Up for Multi-Year Partnership
Marvel Entertainment and Square Enix Team Up for Multi-Year Partnership
Original Blockbuster Games in Development at Award-Winning Square Enix Studios Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal
/PRNewswire/ -- Marvel Entertainment and SQUARE ENIX® today announced a new multi-year, multi-game licensing agreement to develop and publish original games based on beloved Marvel Super Heroes, beginning with The Avengers. This newly established partnership pairs the creative minds at Marvel and Square Enix for one of the most powerful alliances in interactive entertainment. The first blockbuster game is being crafted by Crystal Dynamics®, developers of the award winning TOMB RAIDER® series, in collaboration with Eidos-Montréal, the home of the critically acclaimed and award-winning DEUS EX game series.
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Broadcast RF gets Lost in London
Broadcast RF gets Lost in LondonBroadcast RF today announced that it supplied the full turnkey wireless solution for the 100 minute comedy, Lost in London, written, directed and starred in by Woody Harrelson, that is the first ever Hollywood movie to be broadcast live to more than 500 cinemas in the USA and one cinema in London.
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Fletcher Brings Expansive Cinema and Broadcast Lens Expertise to FUJIFILM
Fletcher Brings Expansive Cinema and Broadcast Lens Expertise to FUJIFILM
Fletcher Joins the Optical Devices Division as Director of Sales
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM has appointed Tom Fletcher as Director of Sales. In his new role, Fletcher will oversee sales and promotion of broadcast and cinema lenses in North America. Working under the guidance of division Vice President Gordon Tubbs, Fletcher will lead the sales efforts of six regional managers in North America. Fletcher’s position is effective immediately.
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ARRI at 100: proud of the past and confident in the future
ARRI at 100: proud of the past and confident in the future
ARRI celebrates 100 years in 2017 From Munich to the World
As its centenary year gets underway, ARRI looks back at its rich history, assesses the values and principles that have helped it reach this milestone anniversary, and sets its sights firmly on the future.2017 marks 100 years since August Arnold and Robert Richter rented a small former shoemaker’s store in Munich and set up shop as a film technology firm. The two young friends started with just one product: a copying machine they built on a lathe Richter had received as a Christmas present from his parents. Taking the first two letters of their surnames, they christened their new enterprise ARRI.
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Sigma Global Vision Lenses, Cine Lenses and Sigma Pros Offer New Picture Perfect Wedding Lenses, Accessories and Techniques at WPPI 2017
Sigma Global Vision Lenses, Cine Lenses and Sigma Pros Offer New Picture Perfect Wedding Lenses, Accessories and Techniques at WPPI 2017
Attendees invited to test-drive Sigma lenses, including recently released Sigma Global Vision 85mm F1.4 Art and 12-24mm F4 Art lenses
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will have on hand the full line-up of Sigma Global Vision lenses, including the new groundbreaking 85mm F1.4 Art and 12-24mm F4 Art lenses, as well as the brand new Cinema lens line at the WPPI 2017 Expo held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from February 7-9, 2017 (booth 129). Taking product demonstrations to a whole new level, attendees are invited to the Sigma Studio to test-drive, on their own cameras, any Sigma Global Vision lenses on hand, including the brand new 85mm F1.4 Art and 12-24mm F4 Art lenses. Sigma Global Vision lenses will also be available for an overnight “off the show floor” test-drive.
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Imaginary Forces Welcomes EP Chris Hill; Sami Tahari as Director of Business Development
Imaginary Forces Welcomes EP Chris Hill; Sami Tahari as Director of Business DevelopmentCreative company Imaginary Forces has added two executives to its Los Angeles studio: Executive Producer Chris Hill and Director of Business Development Sami Tahari. As the company celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, the announcement signals what’s next in Imaginary Forces’ long legacy of creative innovation and design-driven storytelling for entertainment, brand and agency clients. Hill and Tahari’s diverse backgrounds will help strengthen the company’s long-standing relationships, as well as its continuous expansion into emerging markets. Recent work of note includes TV’s most talked-about main titles for Netflix’s summer blockbuster “Stranger Things”; the logo reveal for Michael Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight” — Paramount’s biggest trailer debut ever; and a one-of-a-kind immersive experience for the Empire State Building.
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More Than 45 Sundance Films and Series Created Using Blackmagic Design
More Than 45 Sundance Films and Series Created Using Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that more than 45 films and series at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival used its digital film cameras, DaVinci Resolve Studio grading, editing and finishing solution, Fusion Studio visual effects (VFX) and motion graphics software, Video Assist monitor and recorder, and other products throughout production and post production.
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Sound Mixer Steven Morrow Earns Oscar Nomination For Jazzing Up Track Counts on the Set of La La Land with Sound Devices
Sound Mixer Steven Morrow Earns Oscar Nomination For Jazzing Up Track Counts on the Set of La La Land with Sound Devices
Two 970 recorders help capture every musical note from instruments, singers, and actors alike when a jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in L.A.
From an early age, production sound mixer, Steven A. Morrow, CAS, knew that his passion for movies would lead to a career in the entertainment industry. What began as a teenage hobby making films has since turned into a full-time career recording sound for a wide range of prominent films and television series, including the critically acclaimed musical comedy La La Land, which has earned him an Oscar® nomination for Best Sound Mixing and other prestigious award nominations from the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
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National Park Service’s 100 Year Anniversary Live Streamed and Archived in 4K with Blackmagic Design
National Park Service’s 100 Year Anniversary Live Streamed and Archived in 4K with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that the URSA Mini 4.6K, Micro Studio Camera 4K, Blackmagic Duplicator 4K and numerous other products were used for live streaming and archival footage during the National Park Service’s 100 Year Anniversary Celebration in Glacier Bay, Alaska.
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Eleven's Jeff Payne Mixes New Commercial Campaign For H&R Block, Featuring Jon Hamm
Eleven's Jeff Payne Mixes New Commercial Campaign For H&R Block, Featuring Jon HammEleven’s Founder/Mixer Jeff Payne has just completed audio postproduction and sound design on the extensive, new H&R Block commercial campaign, featuring Jon Hamm. Whether Jon is offering tax refund advice to the undead, wandering the forest alone, or finding time to file his taxes between blowing things up, he relies on H&R Block. In the new, eight-spot campaign, Jon encourages viewers not to just get their taxes done, but to “get their taxes won” with H&R Block.
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Atomic Imaging Handles AV for the Former President Obama's Farewell Speech with Blackmagic Design Workflow
Atomic Imaging Handles AV for the Former President Obama's Farewell Speech with Blackmagic Design WorkflowBlackmagic Design today announced that Atomic Imaging, a Chicago-based production company, provided a variety of live event AV services for the Former President Obama’s nationally televised farewell speech. Atomic Imaging used a workflow built around Blackmagic Design products, with ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K live production switcher and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel at the heart of the production.
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Kino Lorber acquires North American rights to Kirsten Tan’s POP AYE
Kino Lorber acquires North American rights to Kirsten Tan’s POP AYE
After the film’s world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in the World Dramatic section.
Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to Kirsten Tan’s debut feature POP AYE, after the film’s world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in the World Dramatic section. A road movie set in Thailand, POP AYE tells the story of an over-the-hill architect and his attempt to bring his long-lost elephant back to their rural hometown. Written and directed by Singaporean writer-director Kirsten Tan, currently based in New York, POP AYE was the opening night title in the World Dramatic section and has gathered strong reviews since its first screening on January 19.
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Wazee Digital Promotes Greg Loose to CTO
Wazee Digital Promotes Greg Loose to CTOWazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that it has promoted Greg Loose to chief technology officer. In his new role, Loose oversees all technology that powers the company, including engineering, product, and IT functions.
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EditShare Provides a Collaborative Media Platform for BVE 2017 Attendees
EditShare Provides a Collaborative Media Platform for BVE 2017 Attendees
XStream EFS distributed storage and Flow production asset management provide the foundation for 4K, UHD and Virtual Reality content; new hybrid workflows make secure cloud collaboration a cost-effective reality
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, will exhibit its line of professional collaborative media solutions, including the company’s flagship tiered media storage and integrated asset management products, XStream EFS and Flow, at the BVE 2017 exhibition held 28 February to 2 March at ExCel London on stand H14.
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Finalists in 13 Categories Announced for 20th Annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards
Finalists in 13 Categories Announced for 20th Annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards
Finalists in 13 Categories Announced for 20th Annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards David Carr Prize Spotlights Intersection of Technology and Journalism
PRNewswire/ South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals (March 10-19, 2017) has announced the 70 finalists for its 20th annual Interactive Innovation Awards, taking place on Tuesday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m. CDT at the Hilton Austin Downtown (Grand Ballroom, 6th Floor). The SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards celebrates the incredible speakers, trends, innovations, and ideas that are brought to Austin each year. This event is open to all SXSW Interactive, Film, Music and Platinum badgeholders.
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Deluxe's Method Studios Crafts Elegantly Eerie Titles for FOX's "The Exorcist"
Deluxe's Method Studios Crafts Elegantly Eerie Titles for FOX's "The Exorcist"FOX TV series "The Exorcist" reimagines the saga of the 1973 feature film in present day Chicago, following Father Tomas Ortega as he tries to save the Rance family. For the show’s opening titles, the network turned to Method Studios to craft an elegantly eerie opening sequence with sinister overtones.
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ART DIRECTORS GUILD to Honor BRAD BIRD with Cinematic Imagery Award
ART DIRECTORS GUILD to Honor BRAD BIRD with Cinematic Imagery Award
ADG’s 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Celebrate “Return to Hollywood” on Saturday, February 11 at Ray Dolby Ballroom
Two–time Oscar®-winning filmmaker, director, producer, animator and writer Brad Bird, whose films have consistently reflected the highest quality of production design, will receive the prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award from the Art Directors Guild (ADG) at its 21st Annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards, announced today by ADG Council Chair Marcia Hinds and Awards Producers Thomas Wilkins and Thomas Walsh. The Awards, celebrating “Return to Hollywood,” will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland and will honor the prestigious spectrum of Bird’s extraordinary award-winning work.
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Manchester City Football Club Selects Blackmagic Design for Stadium
Manchester City Football Club Selects Blackmagic Design for StadiumBlackmagic Design today announced that Manchester City Football Club has integrated a solution featuring Blackmagic Design infrastructure products to handle all aspects of video production across its Academy Stadium, which is located at its elite training and youth development facility, the City Football Academy.
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EditShare Presents at “Welcome to the World of Virtual Reality”
EditShare Presents at “Welcome to the World of Virtual Reality”
“Don’t panic, it’s all good under the hood!” EditShare demystifies managing 
virtual reality content
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, will present its virtual reality workflow at the sold-out “Welcome to the World of Virtual Reality” event on February 8, 2017 in Soho, London. The evening will feature experts from Alchemy VR, Rewind, The Mill and Halo, who will share insights gained from mounting their own VR projects.
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Transvideo to launch StarliteRF-a wireless monitor with ARRI camera control at Paris AFC Micro Salon + BSC Expo 2017
Transvideo to launch StarliteRF-a wireless monitor with ARRI camera control at Paris AFC Micro Salon + BSC Expo 2017Thanks to the worldwide success of the StarliteHD-5 ARRI monitor which interfaces to and controls the ARRI Alexa-Mini and AMIRA cameras, Transvideo now launches the StarliteRF-a, a wireless monitor-recorder with advanced camera control capabilities. The StarliteRF-a is a variation of Transvideo's 5'' Oled wireless monitor-recorder with advanced features for remote control of ARRI's Alexa-Mini and AMIRA cameras.
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Mo-Sys launch StarTracker – hands off camera tracking system for green screen production at BSC Expo 2017
Mo-Sys launch StarTracker – hands off camera tracking system for green screen production at BSC Expo 2017
See Mo-Sys on stand 133 at BSC Expo, 3rd-4th February 2017, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
Mo-Sys Engineering, designer and manufacturer of innovative camera technology products for the film and broadcast industries will launch StarTracker - hands off camera tracking system for green screen production at BSC Expo 2017.
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PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo Powers PSI Broadcasting, Thailand
PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo Powers PSI Broadcasting, Thailand
See PlayBox Technology on stand L14 at BVE, London, February 28 - March 2, 2017
PSI Broadcasting, Thailand's largest satellite TV platform provider has expanded its playout facilities by upgrading to latest-generation AirBox Neo servers from PlayBox Technology. A long-established PlayBox Technology customer, PSI transmits its own channel, Saradee, and provides playout services to third-party clients.
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Primerica Selects Archion's EditStor Product for Versatile, High Speed Storage Assignments During Live Company Events
Primerica Selects Archion's EditStor Product for Versatile, High Speed Storage Assignments During Live Company EventsArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, is pleased to announce that Primerica, Inc., a leading distributor of financial products to middle income households in North America, has selected Archion Technologies’ EditStor shared storage solution for versatile, high speed storage assignments by the company’s editors while traveling across North America to various live Primerica company events.
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RED, Atomos, G-Tech, Terdek Host Digital Workflow House at Sundance
RED, Atomos, G-Tech, Terdek Host Digital Workflow House at Sundance
Filmmakers Lounge Features Panel Discussions and Innovative Technology
RED, Atomos, G-Technology and Teradek will host the Digital Workflow House from Jan. 22-23 during the Sundance and Slamdance film festivals in Park City, Utah. The Digital Workflow House is a two-day event featuring exclusive discussions with creative and technical industry leaders, hands-on interaction with innovative technology, and networking opportunities for attendees.
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Sachtler Supports Studio’s Vision for Jack Wolfskin’s #MakeYourLifeUnforgettable Campaign
Sachtler Supports Studio’s Vision for Jack Wolfskin’s #MakeYourLifeUnforgettable Campaign
Beech Studios puts the Sachtler Video 18 S2 to the test in Greenland’s backcountry
Going days without a shower, eating dehydrated food for weeks, feeling the stab of unforgiving, glacial wind in subzero temperatures – just a few of the things you deal with exploring the great outdoors. And that was the spirit of a secret production for clothing giant Jack Wolfskin. As one of the biggest outdoor apparel companies in the world specializing in reliable clothing for outdoor adventurers, Jack Wolfskin called on Beech Studios to brave the elements and bring their vision to life for the epic #MakeYourLifeUnforgettable campaign.
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Auro Technologies Tapped by RDA Microelectronics to Provide Superior Audio
Auro Technologies Tapped by RDA Microelectronics to Provide Superior Audio/PRNewswire/ -- Auro Technologies, a Belgium-based immersive audio technology company, today announced a five-year agreement with RDA Microelectronics to implement its technology offerings, such as Beautifyer®, Auro-Matic® 2D, Auro-Matic® 3D, Auro®-Cx Decoder, Auro®-Cx(TM) Engine, and others on RDA's chips.
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Cartoon Saloon Optimizes 2D Animation Pipeline with Thinkbox Software’s Deadline
Cartoon Saloon Optimizes 2D Animation Pipeline with Thinkbox Software’s DeadlineTwo-time Academy and BAFTA Award nominee Cartoon Saloon delivers 2D animation projects with dazzling, critically acclaimed results. When the studio began work on Netflix original series “Puffin Rock,” Cartoon Saloon turned to Thinkbox Software’s Deadline to provide a solid render management backbone for its new pipeline. Based in Kilkenny, Ireland, Cartoon Saloon prides itself on creating major animated features outside traditional industry hubs; its Oscar-nominated “The Secret of Kells” (2009) was the first homegrown Irish animated film. The studio also keeps as much of its process in-house as possible.
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Adidas Y-3 Spring/Summer 2017 Campaign Film Invokes a Digital Escape in a Dystopian World
Adidas Y-3 Spring/Summer 2017 Campaign Film Invokes a Digital Escape in a Dystopian WorldSonic Union mix engineer Brian Goodheart and sound designer Owen Shearer unite with director Robert Broadhurst to bring the futuristic aesthetic of the Adidas Y-3 Spring/Summer 2017 collection to life in a surreal new campaign film from Blackrose NYC. Written and directed by Broadhurst, the story unfolds in a sleek, dystopian universe as two protagonists face off against an oppressive surveillance regime. The artist Son Lux provides an eerie, dreamlike score that amplifies the artful mosaic of stylized, impressionistic scenes that showcase the brand’s futuristic sportswear, footwear and signature color palette.
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Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment Relies on Facilis TerraBlocks to Produce Big Screen Content
Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment Relies on Facilis TerraBlocks to Produce Big Screen ContentFacilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment Productions (VWSE Productions), the world leader in video board production for major sporting events, is relying on several Facilis TerraBlock shared storage systems to produce big screen content for both their onsite production departments and for use offsite during major sporting events.
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G'Audio Lab Unveils Advanced Audio Solutions for Cinematic VR and 360-degree Video, Ushering Sound Into A New Dimension
PRNewswire/ G'Audio Lab, the industry leader in interactive 3D audio solutions, today announced the official launch of G'Audio Works, a spatial audio plug-in for Digital Audio Workstation. During its beta period, Works proved to enable filmmakers and sound engineering professionals to provide life-like hearing experiences to the end user, by placing them in the soundscape and accurately reproducing the direction and position of sounds in a given environment.
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Traveling Picture Show Company Signs West Coast Reps Devine Reps
Traveling Picture Show Company Signs West Coast Reps Devine Reps
DeVine Reps will support TPSC directors throughout the West Coast
The Traveling Picture Show Company welcomes DeVine Reps (www.devinereps.com) for representation to corporate and advertising entities on the West Coast. Lisa Gimenez and Sara Barnthouse, the owners/partners of DeVine Reps, bring a versatile background of expertise in commercial and post-production, talent management, advertising, and sales to TPSC. They both have 20+ years of knowledge and experience throughout the industry. The team has expanded to include associate, Steven Cook, who joined DeVine in late 2015.
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Technicolor PostWorks Prepares 10 Films for Sundance
Technicolor PostWorks Prepares 10 Films for SundanceContinuing its long-standing support for independent film, Technicolor PostWorks New York helped to prepare a combined 10 features and documentaries for screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The facility provided services including editorial conforming, color grading, deliverables and sound mixing for films premiering in the U.S. Narrative and Documentary competitions and other programs. The Sundance Film Festival is scheduled for January 19–29 in Park City, Utah.
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Video Devices talks with Dan Beedy, Project Manager and Cinema Engineer with Boston Light and Sound
Video Devices talks with Dan Beedy, Project Manager and Cinema Engineer with Boston Light and Sound
In-Depth Discussion On How the PIX 270i Recorder Paves New Pathways for Playback in the Film Exhibition Industry
Video Devices talks with Dan Beedy, Project Manager for Sundance Film Festival, who discusses how Boston Light & Sound uses PIX 270i Recorders to pave new pathways for playback in the film exhibition industry.
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Christie Vive Audio achieves milestone of 500th cinema sound system
Cinemex Mundo E features Vive Audio, complemented by Christie RGB laser installation
Christie®, a leader in creating and sharing the world’s best visual and audio experiences, celebrated its 500th Christie Vive Audio™ cinema sound system installation with Cinemex Mundo E, Mexico City, Mexico. Featuring 19 auditoriums, Cinemex Mundo E is the 30th installation of both Christie Vive Audio and Dolby Atmos®,under their CinemeXtremo PLF brand. Additionally, this auditorium hosts the first Christie RGB laser projection installation in Mexico.
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Film Editing: Should You Edit Scenes to Music?Film Editing: Should You Edit Scenes to Music?
Music can elevate the emotion of a film scene. As a film editor, should you first cut to music or focus on dialog and visuals alone? In this tutorial, This Guy Edits shares his point of view by example with a rough cut using some temp music by Max Elto.
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Don Burgess aligns with Light Iron and Panavision for ALLIEDDon Burgess aligns with Light Iron and Panavision for ALLIED
Don Burgess, ASC trusts Light Iron. His last seven films can attest, so Burgess chose Light Iron to support him again with digital dailies and post finishing services on Allied. Directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, the World War II-set film sees an intelligence officer's romance with a French Resistance fighter tested when high command thinks a double agent might be in play.
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Split - Movie Review & M. Night Shyamalan Tribute
This week on The Harold & Maudecast we review M. Night Shyamalan's latest film, Split. 7.5/10 on our Justice & Doom movie meter. Split stars James McAvoy, Betty Buckley and Anya Taylor-Joy. For Split, Shyamalan and Blum reassemble their core team from The Visit, including producer Marc Bienstock and executive...
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Arrival - Movie Review
Continuing The Harold & Maudecast's movie review series, 2016 Award Season Contenders, ARRIVAL, starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker. Directed by Denis Villeneuve (PRISONERS, SICARIO) written by Eric Heisserer (WARRIOR). Linguistics Professor, Louise Banks (Adams) and Mathematician Ian Donnelly (Renner) reporting to US Army Colonel Weber (Whitaker) must...
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I'm Not a Serial Killer - Now Streaming Movie Review
Now Streaming on your favorite VOD service, IM NOT A SERIAL KILLER, the 2016 horror/crime thriller starring Max Records, Laura Fraser and Christopher Lloyd. In a small Midwestern town, a troubled teen with homicidal tendencies must hunt down and destroy a supernatural killer whilst keeping his own inner demons at...
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