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Hollywood's Flash Film Works Completes VFX for "The Librarians"
Dozens of extensive VFX shots for each episode of hit TNT weekly TV series
Blackmagic Design today announced that Flash Film Works uses Fusion Studio on TNT’s new hit show “The Librarians,” including dozens of extensive VFX shots for each of the television show’s weekly episodes.
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Avid Everywhere(TM) Powers Cannes Film Festival
World Renowned Event Relies on Avid Workflow Solutions to Broadcast Global Coverage
Avid(R) (Nasdaq:AVID) has announced today that its solutions will be used to power the post-production of this year's Cannes Film Festival.
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Congratulations to Cannes Films Completed with Blackmagic Design¹s DaVinci Resolve
More than 20 films graded with DaVinci Resolve, others shot using Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design would like to congratulate the films at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival that were shot on Blackmagic Design digital film cameras and finished using DaVinci Resolve.
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Greencard Pictures Welcomes Alexander Engel to Directorial Roster
News: Greencard Pictures Welcomes Alexander Engel to Directorial RosterEngel will focus on creating long-form narrative features with Greencard.
Manhattan-based independent production studio Greencard is thrilled to welcome Alexander Engel to their roster of talented directors. Engel will focus on creating long-form narrative features with Greencard.
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Northern Lights' Josh Towvim Turns NYC Streets into a Musical with 'On The Town'
News: Northern Lights' Josh Towvim Turns NYC Streets into a Musical with 'On The Town'Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck sings “Lucky to Be Me”
NY-based Northern Lights editor Josh Towvim teams up with director Mark Rosenberg to deliver a dose of unsolicited song and dance to the streets of New York City in the charming new video “Lucky to Be Me,” from the four-time 2015 Tony Award nominated Broadway revival of On The Town. Starring Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck, the video takes the upbeat number from the musical to such iconic NYC spots as Grand Central Station, the High Line, Central Park and Times Square, encountering dance partners along the way to redefine the ‘flash mob’ trend with true Broadway charm.
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Red Digital Cinema To Showcase Dragon Faamily At Broadcastasia 2015
RED will be showcasing the 6K RED DRAGON® sensor, as well as the latest product innovations and technologies
RED Digital Cinema is returning to the BroadcastAsia Exhibition in Singapore from June 2nd–5th, 2015. Located at Booth #4B3-01, RED will be showcasing the performance and versatility of the 6K RED DRAGON® sensor, as well as the latest product innovations and technologies.
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Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to Panavision
News: Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to PanavisionLeading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems augments inventory with 10 VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders
Leading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems Panavision has augmented its equipment inventory with 10 VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders.
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Cine Gear Expo to Screen Tomorrowland and more at Paramount Studios Event
News: Cine Gear Expo to Screen Tomorrowland and more at Paramount Studios EventCine Gear Exhibition & Seminar Series Offers Top Films and Expert Panel
Acclaimed entertainment industry event, Cine Gear Expo, being held at Paramount Studios June 4-7, 2015 will offer complimentary screenings of four blockbuster feature films, Slamdance short film finalists, and numerous legendary clips and shorts sponsored by its prestigious exhibitors. For 20 years, the Cine Gear Exhibition and Seminar Series has brought together artists and technicians alike, to share the latest art and craft of the Hollywood industry. Audiences will be treated to state-of-the-art projection systems in the Paramount and Sherry Lansing Theaters, and Screening Room 5.
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Inhance Digital Uses Fusion Studio for VFX on "Grimm"
Hollywood's Inhance Digital uses Fusion Studio to complete VFX work for a number of this year’s top shows, including “Jane the Virgin,” “Nashville,” and “Grimm"
Blackmagic Design today announced today that Hollywood’s Inhance Digital uses Fusion Studio to complete VFX work for a number of this year’s top shows, including “Jane the Virgin,” “Nashville,” and “Grimm,” one of NBC’s most popular and long running shows.
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Editors' Lounge Spring Fling To Showcase Time-Saving Toolsets For Film & Television Editors
If April showers bring May flowers, do May flowers bring digital video solutions? At the Editors’ Lounge, they certainly do.
If April showers bring May flowers, do May flowers bring digital video solutions? At the Editors’ Lounge, they certainly do. On Friday, May 29th AlphaDogs will host an evening of demos and discussions with several different vendors as they share their solutions for making your videos bloom. The event will be held at 1612 W. Olive Ave., Suite 200 Burbank, CA 91506 at 6:30 pm. RSVP is required to attend.http:// www.editorslounge.com
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Humble Signs Director Sasha Levinson
News: Humble Signs Director Sasha LevinsonAward-winning director and screenwriter joins roster for commercial representation
Bicoastal content studio Humble today announced that award-winning director and screenwriter Sasha Levinson has joined its roster for commercial representation. In addition to commercials, Levinson is currently working with Humble on the development of short film “Sydney Levy’s Sacred Things,” a coming of age story that will transform into a transmedia series that uses memory recall as a departure from linear storytelling.
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Éclair Group selected FirePost to finish and color grade 3 features presented at the Festival de Cannes
News: Éclair Group selected FirePost to finish and color grade 3 features presented at the Festival de CannesFirefly Cinema congratulates Éclair Group and their colorist for their work on Standing Tall, the opening film of the 68th Festival de Cannes
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Signature of Donald O'Connor Discovered in Cement at Hollywood
News: Signature of Donald O'Connor Discovered in Cement at HollywoodLegendary actor/dancer/singer starred in a television series filmed on the historic lot in the 1950s
Construction workers upgrading courtyard office space at Hollywood Center Studios have uncovered a memento from the early days of television. Scratched into a concrete floor are several signatures including those of Singing in the Rain star Donald O’Connor and his frequent co-star and dance partner, Mitzi Gaynor. The signatures are dated November 6, 1954.
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Art Directors Guild Presents "An American in Paris" Film Sunday, May 31 at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood
News: Art Directors Guild Presents "An American in Paris" Film Sunday, May 31 at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre in HollywoodAn American In Paris
Screening / Panel Spotlights The Art Behind Its Ballet Sequence &Amp; Honors Art Directors E. Preston Ames, Cedric Gibbons &Amp; Concept Artist / Costume Designer Irene Sharaff
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PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.7
Render Farm Management Software Adds Faster Bulk Submission, Yosemite OS X Platform Support, and Variable Controls for Submitted Jobs
Today PipelineFX, creator of the leading render farm management software for visual effects, announced the release of Qube! 6.7, delivering more speed, stability and variable control options for professional VFX and design studios.
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Christie is Cannes Film Festival Tech Partner for 9th Year
Christie to power more digital cinema screenings than ever before and first 4K film on the beach
Christie®, the global leader in visual displays and audio technologies, has signed a new agreement to be technical partner of the Cannes Film Festival for a further three years. This means that for the ninth year running, the famous showcase, held May 13-24, will use Christie's solutions for all its movie screenings. The enduring relationship offers a fascinating insight behind the iconic red-carpet event and – beyond – to how the industry of cinema is evolving.
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SMPTE's Extensive Presence at 2015 NAB Show Signals Society's Leadership
SMPTE Members and Sustaining Institutions Featured Prominently on Exhibition Floor, in Conference Sessions, and at Awards Ceremonies
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, made an impact at the 2015 NAB Show with broad representation across exhibition floors and conference sessions. During the show, 135 SMPTE member companies exhibited and more than 90 individual members served as speakers, contributing their expertise on topics ranging from the latest industry standards to the future of audio and moving images.
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Windrider International Student Film Festival
Leading Fest & Predictor of Oscar® Gold Gets Re-boot as Angelus Founder & Director Monika Moreno-Lapp Named WISFF Director Call for Entries Begins March 15, 2015
The Angelus Student Film Festival, widely touted as one of the top student film festivals for over 15 years, not only in the U.S., but also internationally, has re-emerged as the Windrider International Student Film Festival (WISFF). As with its progenitor, the new festival will showcase and award student films by emerging filmmakers whose independent voices explore the human condition with creativity and respect. Among the themes that characterize the featured works will be redemption, resilience, social justice, equality, diversity, freedom, spirituality, dignity, triumph of the human spirit, gratitude and purpose.
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Launch of Japan's HAYABUSA 2 Spacecraft Captured with Blackmagic Design
News:Launch of Japan's HAYABUSA 2 Spacecraft Captured with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design products were used for live broadcasting and filming of the launch of Japanese asteroid surveying spacecraft
Blackmagic Design today announced a number of Blackmagic Design products were used for live broadcasting and filming of the launch of “HAYABUSA 2," a Japanese asteroid surveying spacecraft. Blackmagic Design products used included ATEM 1M/E Production Studio 4K, HyperDeck Studio Pro, Teranex Express and a number of Mini Converters. This project was promoted by: JVC Kenwood・VideoTec and Japan Cablecast and aired on Channel 4K. Shooting and live streaming was done by Gokuraku Eizo and Video Service.
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ARRI: Bahnemann Awards honor NYU students
News:ARRI: Bahnemann Awards honor NYU studentsFifth Annual Volker Bahnemann Awards for Cinematography Honor Sheldon Chau and Antoine Combellas
Sheldon Chau and Antoine Combellas have won top honors at the Fifth Annual Volker Bahnemann Awards for Cinematography at New York University’s (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts.
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NEW WORK: GO Director Charles Jensen Tests the Cuteness of #DoggiesvsBabies for Big Lots
News: NEW WORK: GO Director Charles Jensen Tests the Cuteness of #DoggiesvsBabies for Big LotsGO director Charles Jensen sends the adorable meter through the roof as babies and doggies compete in “A Battle for Ultimate Cuteness” in the new web campaign for Big Lots out of OKRP. The campaign features six short videos that show sweetly cooing infants and charmingly drooling canines battling it out for cute bragging rights in competitions of Debate, Telemarketing, Music Composition, Geography, Chess and Data Entry. While both teams prove utterly useless at the competitions at hand, the high level of cuteness in their feats is irrefutable. Between one of the tykes giggling over a simple telephone and one of the pups eagerly licking a baby’s face—the winner is up in the air.
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Black Label Music...Unveiled
News: Black Label Music...UnveiledBlack Label Music has been unveiled. Launched by the creative partners behind the successful BWN Music (Composer Ken Brahmstedt & Mixer Carl White), Black Label is committed to creating the highest quality, custom music for commercial, branded entertainment, television, and film projects. Black Label also provides Music Supervision and a la carte Audio Branding services. Fueling Black Label, a sister company to BWN, is Composer Joe Wong (based in Los Angeles) and Producer/Director of New Business Development Kari Sharff, who works out of the office in Minneapolis, the city often referred to these days by clients as the “Austin of the North.” www.blacklabelmusic.com
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Alkemy X Welcomes Director/DP James Bartolomeo; EP Jim Huie Promoted To Director Of Production
News: Alkemy X Welcomes Director/DP James Bartolomeo; EP Jim Huie Promoted To Director Of ProductionAlkemy X has welcomed Director/DP James Bartolomeo to the company’s expanding roster of Directors. Bartolomeo joins a diverse Directorial roster that includes: Robert Adamo, Glenn Holsten, Kris Magyarits, Rob Markopoulos, John Romeo, Bex Schwartz and Scott Whitham. Additionally, Alkemy X Executive Producer Jim Huie, has been promoted to EP/Director of Production.
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EditShare Game Changing “Enterprise-Class” Storage and Media Asset Management Solutions Headline Broadcast Asia 2015
News: EditShare Game Changing “Enterprise-Class” Storage and Media Asset Management Solutions Headline Broadcast Asia 2015The EditShare® Broadcast Asia 2015 lineup includes XStream EFS, the company’s new distributed, redundant “scale out” storage system that brings enterprise-class features to a broad range of facilities at breakthrough prices, and EditShare Flow 3.2, the latest release of the company’s comprehensive media asset management platform. Attendees to Broadcast Asia 2015 can visit the EditShare stand 4G3-02 to learn about these and other collaborative workflow solutions.
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Sheffield Doc/Fest programme announced
News: Sheffield Doc/Fest programme announcedFrom 5 to 10 June Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015 will welcome 250+ decision makers from 30 countries, including representatives from ABC, Al Jazeera, ARTE, BBC Britdoc, Channel 4, Cinereach, Chicken and Egg, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, National Geographic, NDR, National Film Board of Canada, Wellcome Trust, PBS, POV, SXSW, SBS and Tribeca Film Institute. Nine delegations will attend: BFI Film Audience Network Delegation, Jordanian Delegation, Nordic Delegation, Northern Film & Media Delegation, Mexican Delegation, Scottish Delegation, South African Delegation, Ukrainian Delegation VPRO Dutch Delegation.
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Academy Award Winning Animation Director Patrick Osborne to Deliver Keynote Address During Cogswell College Commencement Ceremonies, May 16
News: Academy Award Winning Animation Director Patrick Osborne to Deliver Keynote Address During Cogswell College Commencement Ceremonies, May 16
Cogswell College, a 600-student educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, will host Academy Award winning Animation Director Patrick Osborne during the school’s commencement ceremonies on May 16th. Commencement. The event begins at 11 AM, and will be held at Club Auto Sport, 521 Charcot Ave, San Jose, CA, 95131.
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Sheffield Doc/Fest presents Ideas & Science supported by the Wellcome Trust
News: Sheffield Doc/Fest presents Ideas & Science supported by the Wellcome TrustScience and ideas are an integral part of culture, art, film and documentary and this dedicated strand - Ideas & Science supported by the Wellcome Trust - illuminates creativity, highlights controversy and brings experimentation to the heart of Doc/Fest. Comedian Robin Ince, broadcaster Jon Snow and an eclectic mix of filmmakers, big thinkers, digital creatives and campaigners will make waves and push the boundaries across the films, live events and sessions as well as the Virtual Reality Arcade at the Site Gallery and Interactive Exhibition at the Millennium Gallery.
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Zoic Adds Seasoned Flame Artist Toby Brockhurst
News:Zoic Adds Seasoned Flame Artist Toby BrockhurstCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added veteran Flame Artist Toby Brockhurst. With over two decades of experience in VFX, he has worked on effects-driven spots for major brands such as Kia, Guinness, Volvo, EA Sports and BMW, and worked for top shops including MPC, Framestore, The Mill, and Method Studios. He has also amplified the visuals on music videos for the likes of Tori Amos, Air, Annie Lenox, George Michael, Jamiroquai and Missy Elliot, and feature films such as Transformers 3D, Pearl Harbor, Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Harry Potter and The Big Lebowski. Recent work out of Zoic includes spots for Jeep, Samsung, and Sony PlayStation.
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Editors' Lounge Panelists Share Insights On The Business Side Of Film & Television Editing Careers
News: Editors' Lounge Panelists Share Insights On The Business Side Of Film & Television Editing CareersBurbank based AlphaDogs Post Production recently hosted another installment of the Editors’ Lounge discussion panel series about The Business Of Editing. Moderated by journalist Debra Kaufman, the expert panel was comprised of award-winning film and television editors that included: Richard Halsey (editor, Rocky, Edward Scissorhands), Tina Hirsch (editor, Gremlins, Dante’s Peak), Norman Hollyn (editor, Heathers, Wild Palms), and Glenn Morgan (editor, Project Runway, Under The Gunn, RoboCop 2).
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Sonic Union Expands Business Development and Post Production Team
News: Sonic Union Expands Business Development and Post Production TeamAudio post shop bolsters their team with the addition of Laura Bermudez and Randee Bowman
NY-based audio post production shop Sonic Union has expanded their business development and post production team, bringing on board industry veterans Randee Bowman and Laura Bermudez. Bowman will lead all Sonic Union business development initiatives, with Bermudez in a new role as producer, promoter, and connector.
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NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema Takes Fresh Look at Past and Future
'Moving Images' Documentary Sneak Peek Examines Evolution of Motion-Imaging Technology, Sessions Explore Impact of Next-Generation Technology on Storytelling
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), one of the worldwide leaders in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, concluded successfully on April 12, having provided attendees with a fresh perspective on the past and future of storytelling. More than 600 people attended the two-day summit, "Building the Future of Storytelling," which offered a roadmap for future success and also explored potentially disruptive innovations that could ultimately redefine the cinema experience of tomorrow.
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AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great American Movie Hustle"
News: AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great American Movie Hustle"Indie Filmmakers Bring Cinematic Look to "The Great American Movie Hustle" with AJA CION
Upcoming indie feature "The Great American Movie Hustle" follows filmmaker Michael Anton and actor Michael Monsour as they attempt to create an epic cinematic film about making an epic cinematic film. Along the way, the duo encounters several twists and turns that mirror common production challenges filmmakers face today. Produced by Wonder Lab Films and directed by Michael Anton, the parody is presented in a mockumentary format rife with old-school humor. To achieve a distinct cinematic aesthetic for the film, Anton brought Doug Michaels on board as cinematographer, who shot the film using AJA CION production cameras.
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PBS & thenewBlank Create Signature Brand Campaign in "PBS Anywhere"
News: PBS & thenewBlank Create Signature Brand Campaign in "PBS Anywhere"“PBS Anywhere” is an animated brand campaign created in collaboration with design and production studio thenewBlank. As presented in the campaign, PBS takes viewers to worlds beyond our own. Once, that world was accessible only through the television box but today PBS captivates and entertains wherever people go: on demand through mobile devices, tablets, and online. Audiences, it suggests, can break out of the box with PBS. The campaign was recently nominated for a PromaxBDA in multiple categories.
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KIPON Lens Adapters Now Available in the U.S. Exclusively from Adorama
News: KIPON Lens Adapters Now Available in the U.S. Exclusively from AdoramaLeading camera and consumer electronics retailer Adorama is now the exclusive U.S. retail and wholesale outlet for more than 400 still and video camera adapters
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, has just inked a deal with world-renowned camera adapter manufacturer KIPON, making the New York-based retailer the official exclusive U.S. outlet for all KIPON products. Available now on the Adorama website, customers can browse through more than 400 varieties of camera lens adapters including macro adapters, electronic adapters, adapters with integrated glass, optical focal reduction adapters, adapters with built-in aperture control, tilt/shift adapters, tilt adapters, and shift adapters for cameras such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Leica and more. Kipon also offers a 12-month manufacturing warranty, which Adorama will honor on all purchases made at the store or on Adorama.com.
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Wim Wenders’ ‘Every Thing Will Be Fine’ Finished with DaVinci Resolve
News: Wim Wenders’ ‘Every Thing Will Be Fine’ Finished with DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that “Every Thing Will Be Fine”, directed by legendary German director Wim Wenders and starring James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Rachel McAdams, has been graded on DaVinci Resolve at Arri Film & TV Services Berlin by colourist Philipp Orgassa.
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Veteran Re-Recording Mixer Kevin O'Connell Comes Home to Sony Pictures
News: Veteran Re-Recording Mixer Kevin O'Connell Comes Home to Sony PicturesVeteran Re-Recording Mixer Kevin O’Connell has returned to Sony Pictures Post Production Services. A 20-time Academy Award-nominee, O’Connell has already completed four projects at Sony, The Boy Next Door, Self/less, No Good Deed and Pitch Perfect 2. He was previously on staff at the studio from 1993 to 2008 with credits including Pearl Harbor, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Memoirs of a Geisha and Transformers, all of which led to Oscar nominations for sound.
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Offerings and Talents of Chicago's Another Country Expand with Addition of Mixer Peter Erazmus
Executive producer Tim Konn and his colleagues at the award-winning sound design studio Another Country are very proud to announce the addition of well-known sound designer, mixer and audio engineer Peter Erazmus to their staff. Erazmus joins the company's roster of A-list mixers John Binder, David Gerbosi, Drew Weir and Erik Widmark immediately, as a key part of the studio's growth plans focused on opening its fifth sound room later this summer.
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AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great American
News: AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great AmericanMockumentary chooses AJA CION to achieve epic cinematic aesthetic for mockumentary of creating a cinematic epic
Upcoming indie feature "The Great American Movie Hustle" follows filmmaker Michael Anton and actor Michael Monsour as they attempt to create an epic cinematic film about making an epic cinematic film. Along the way, the duo encounters several twists and turns that mirror common production challenges filmmakers face today. Produced by Wonder Lab Films and directed by Michael Anton, the parody is presented in a mockumentary format rife with old-school humor. To achieve a distinct cinematic aesthetic for the film, Anton brought Doug Michaels on board as cinematographer, who shot the film using AJA CION production cameras.
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OptiTrack Mocap Powers 5D Project at FMX
5D Global Studio to Showcase Project at FMX Conference
OptiTrack motion capture technology is powering real-time visualization for the Al-Baydha project, developed by 5D Global Studio in partnership with the University of Southern California's World Building Institute and the Al-Baydha Development Corporation. Al-Baydha, a 700 square kilometer region in Saudi Arabia home to nearly 3,000 tribal Bedouins, is an agrarian community on the verge of collapse due to livestock overgrazing. The goal of the Al-Baydha project is to empower the community by establishing a permanent, sustainable community infrastructure that can be maintained for generations to come. 5D will be showcasing the Al-Baydha project pipeline at the FMX Conference in Stuttgart, Germany from May 5-8.
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Clairmont Camera Invests In Varicam 35 Camera/recorders
News: Clairmont Camera Invests In Varicam 35 Camera/recordersClairmont Camera (Hollywood, CA), which over four decades has consistently been one of the industry’s leading specialists in high-end digital and film motion picture cameras, lenses and accessories, has invested in Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders. The equipment is immediately available to clients of Clairmont’s five offices in Hollywood, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Albuquerque. NM.
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BBC One Drama Adaptation of Poldark Composited in Fusion Studio
Blackmagic Design today announced that Poldark, the new hit television drama by production company Mammoth Screen features visual effects production by Lexhag Ltd, including lavish set extensions and 3D matte painting, which were composted in Fusion Studio 7.
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Scout Adds Christos Mountzouros as Executive Producer
News: Scout Adds Christos Mountzouros as Executive ProducerBicoastal design studio Scout has added seasoned producer Christos Mountzouros as Executive Producer. Mountzouros brings nearly a decade of experience in production and post production, with a background spanning producing for motion graphics, interactive, VFX, animation and live action as well as representing talent for a number of top design, interactive, and animation companies. He previously led the design departments at both Method Studios and MPC and has also lent his talents to such shops as Nice Shoes, Digital Kitchen, Logan, Mass Market, and Curious Pictures. He has produced a myriad of intricate projects for such networks as HBO, CNN, IFC, and MTV and brands including Google, Levi’s, Microsoft, MAC, Samsung, and GE.
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AJA Kicks Off #TryCION North America and Asia
News: AJA Kicks Off #TryCION North America and AsiaTour Launches April 29th in San Francisco; Continues on to Chicago, Toronto, New York, Dallas, Miami, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing
AJA Video Systems today announced the #TryCION tour, offering a hands-on look at the CION production camera in major cities across North America and the Asia Pacific region.
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Proof Creative Director/Founder Ron Frankel to Present Inside Look at Previs and Postvis Work from "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" During 2015 FMX Conference in Germany
News: Proof Creative Director/Founder Ron Frankel to Present Inside Look at Previs and Postvis Work from "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" During 2015 FMX Conference in GermanyRon Frankel, Creative Director & Founder of Proof Inc., one of the film industry's leading visualization houses, will present a session entitled “All About the Viz - Recent Work and Developments from Proof,” on May 7, from 2-3 PM, during the 2015 FMX Conference in Germany.
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Modern VideoFilm Completes Western Thriller "Broken Horses"
News: Modern VideoFilm Completes Western Thriller "Broken Horses"Facility handles DI for the first American film from Bollywood director Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
In a project spanning many months and two continents, Modern VideoFilm provided final post production services for Broken Horses, the new Western thriller from Indian producer/director Vidhu Vinod Chopra in his Hollywood debut. The Burbank-based facility provided editorial conforming, color grading, visual effects production and integration, DCP mastering and deliverables for the film, which makes its U.S. theatrical premiere this month from Reliance Entertainment.
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ModOp Films Signs Award-Winning Director Juergen Bollmeyer For Exclusive North American Representation
News: ModOp Films Signs Award-Winning Director Juergen Bollmeyer For Exclusive North American RepresentationModOp Films announced today that it has signed 2014 Cannes Lion-winning director Juergen Bollmeyer. At ModOp Films, Juergen joins a roster that includes Paul Goldman, Scott Toepfer, Mat Humphrey, Steve Antin, Dana Christiaansen, KRONCK and Ram Baruch. The company also welcomes newly appointed West Coast Rep Marla Mossberg.
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Artemple-Hollywood Expands its In-House Creative Team by Naming Richard Kidd as Creative Director/Senior VFX Supervisor, and Scott McCullough as Live Action Director & DP
News: Artemple-Hollywood Expands its In-House Creative Team by Naming Richard Kidd as Creative Director/Senior VFX Supervisor, and Scott McCullough as Live Action Director & DPArtemple-Hollywood, a high-end, full-service visual effects and design studio, has expanded its in-house team with the addition of two seasoned industry veterans to its ranks.
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Nice Shoes Teams With Crawford Media Services In Atlanta
News: Nice Shoes Teams With Crawford Media Services In AtlantaNYC-based production and post production studio Nice Shoes has launched a new remote partnership with Crawford Media Services in Atlanta. The installation of Nice Shoes’ proprietary Remote Viewing technology connects Atlanta-based clients with the company’s talented color and finishing artists in New York as well as in their new studios in Chicago and Minneapolis.
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Archion's New EditStor Omni Offers Never-Before-Seen Performance
Newest, Most Powerful Member of EditStor Family Makes World Debut at NAB 2015
Archion Technologies, a pioneer in high-performance collaborative storage solutions for media workflows, is introducing EditStor Omni, the newest and most powerful member of its price/performance-leading EditStor family at NAB 2015. EditStor Omni provides advanced performance and functionality to meet the most demanding post production workflows, including the demands of 4K, 5K, 6K and eventually 8K, at remarkably affordable prices.
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Modern VideoFilm Completes Western Thriller "Broken Horses"
News: Modern VideoFilm Completes Western Thriller "Broken Horses"Facility handles DI for the first American film from Bollywood director Vidhu Vinod Chopra
In a project spanning many months and two continents, Modern VideoFilm provided final post production services for Broken Horses, the new Western thriller from Indian producer/director Vidhu Vinod Chopra in his Hollywood debut. The Burbank-based facility provided editorial conforming, color grading, visual effects production and integration, DCP mastering and deliverables for the film, which makes its U.S. theatrical premiere this month from Reliance Entertainment.
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AJA Kicks Off #TryCION North America and Asia
News: AJA Kicks Off #TryCION North America and AsiaTour Launches April 29th in San Francisco; Continues on to Chicago, Toronto, New York, Dallas, Miami, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing
AJA Video Systems today announced the #TryCION tour, offering a hands-on look at the CION production camera in major cities across North America and the Asia Pacific region. The tour kicks off in San Francisco, California on Wednesday, April 29th at The Producer's Loft located at 2773 Folsom Street, Suite 101 during sessions scheduled at 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm; register online today: https://www.aja.com/tryciontour
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Accomplished VFX Artist Pete Olson Named Company Partner of VOLT Studios
News: Accomplished VFX Artist Pete Olson Named Company Partner of VOLT StudiosVOLT Studios is excited to announce that Pete Olson has been made Partner of the Minneapolis-based post studio. Olson has been with VOLT for five years and contributed visual effects and digital artistry to projects of all genres.
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Trollbäck + Company Creates Logo & Show Open for “The Late Late Show with James Corden”
News: Trollbäck + Company Creates Logo & Show Open for “The Late Late Show with James Corden”New logo and an instantly classic late-night show open represents a new era on CBS
Strategic design agency Trollbäck + Company (T+Co) recently created the branding package for “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” which debuted March 23rd on CBS. Featuring a new logo and an instantly classic late-night show open, the identity represents a new era on CBS as Craig Ferguson’s successor James Corden brings his own signature blend of humor and warmth to the long-running late night talk show.
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SGO's Mistika and Mamba FX Create an Enticing Buzz at NAB2015
News: SGO's Mistika and Mamba FX Create an Enticing Buzz at NAB2015It's an NAB Wrap - SGO is Absolutely Fabulous in Las Vegas!
SGO unfolded another enthralling chapter at NAB 2015 as it continues to move in an upward direction away from an increasingly uniform market. SGO presented the latest creative and performance-enhancing developments for the Mistika colour grading and finishing platform, as well as new features for the popular node-based compositor Mamba FX.
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Oishii Creative Welcomes Danixa Diaz as Executive Producer
News: Oishii Creative Welcomes Danixa Diaz as Executive ProducerOishii Creative is excited to welcome Danixa Diaz as Executive Producer. She joins the company with two decades of creative, production and design industry experience. In 2012, Diaz founded representation firm “iartists” after spending seven years leading business development at Imaginary Forces. The addition of Diaz represents the next growth phase for Oishii, which has proliferated from a traditional design studio to a multidisciplinary full-service creative solutions studio since it launched in 2002.
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Sherlock Takes Amps Award For Excellence In Sound For 2014
AMPS (The Association of Motion Picture Sound) is extremely happy to announce that Jon Mooney, Paul McFadden, Doug Sinclair and Howard Bargroff have won the 2014 AMPS ‘Award for Excellence in Sound for a Television Drama’ for their work on Sherlock.
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PipelineFX's Qube! Helps Vision Globale Deliver Superpowered VFX
PipelineFX's Qube! Helps Vision Globale Deliver Superpowered VFX for Movies like “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
For Vision Globale, creating effects for movies like “X-Men: Days of Future Past” could be as complex as their plots. In its work on projects like Bryan Singer's time-travelling, shapeshifting, Academy Award-nominated blockbuster, the Montreal studio uses no fewer than four separate 3D packages, plus numerous other renderers, compositing applications, simulation tools and plugins. Fortunately, Qube!, PipelineFX's powerful render farm manager, is there to bring order to the chaos.
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Sound Devices Keeps Its Cool in the Bayou for Louisiana
Industry Veteran Relies on a Range of Sound Devices Gear to Capture and Mix Pristine Audio Under Harsh Outdoor Conditions
As a Production Sound Mixer and owner of Louisiana Film Sound, Mark LeBlanc's credits include the 2013 Oscar®-nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild, GI Joe Retaliation,American Horror Story and the recently released Zipper. After 25 years in the industry, LeBlanc understands the importance of capturing pristine quality audio, and that's why he relies on the 788T and 702T Portable Recorders and 664 Field Production Mixer from Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for broadcast and film production, for his recording needs. He also utilized several additional Sound Devices accessory products including its MM-1 Preamplifier, its CL-9 Linear Fader Controller for 788T and its CL-WIFI for 788T.
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Frank Sinatra and Steve Jobs Documentaries Finished at Technicolor PostWorks
News: Frank Sinatra and Steve Jobs Documentaries Finished at Technicolor PostWorksPost-production facility continues its eight year collaboration with Alex Gibney and Jigsaw New York with two ambitious documentaries for HBO and CNN.
Earlier this month, final mastering for Sinatra: All or Nothing at All and Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, the latest documentaries from Academy Award®-winning producer/director Alex Gibney, was completed at Technicolor PostWorks New York in preparation for their television debuts on HBO and CNN, respectively. Editorial conforming and final color grading for both projects was performed by a small team of artists and technicians working under the direction of Technicolor PostWorks Vice President/Creative Services Ben Murray in close collaboration with Gibney’s production team and editors from Jigsaw, New York.
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Leader Names Band Pro Munich And Thameside TV As European Distributors Of The Year
Leader Instruments Corporation has named Band Pro Munich GmbH and Thameside TV as joint winners of Leader's 2015 European Distributor of the Year Award. The awards are in recognition of outstanding sales achievement over the past 12 months.
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OptiTrack Enables Immersive VR at New York's New Museum
News: OptiTrack Enables Immersive VR at New York's New MuseumOptiTrack Enables Immersive VR for Museum-Goers at New York’s New Museum
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AlphaDogs Discover Fairies Living In Gnome Homes
News: AlphaDogs Discover Fairies Living In Gnome HomesEveryone could use a little magic in their lives, and that’s just what the residents of Overland Park, Kansas got unexpectedly in the spring of 2013 when beautifully crafted fairy homes with doors custom-built to fit the hollows of trees mysteriously popped up along a heavily wooded walking trail. Intrigued by the story after reading about it in the Kansas City Star, director/producer Sharon Liese set out to make The Gnomist, a documentary with an initial focus of revealing who was behind the construction of these mysterious houses. “I thought I was going to solve the mystery of who was building the homes, but then I learned that so many people were being kept afloat by these homes, that I realized there was a deeper story to be told.”
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OptiTrack Enables Immersive VR at New York's New Museum
News: OptiTrack Enables Immersive VR at New York's New MuseumOptiTrack motion capture technology is being used by artist Daniel Steegmann Mangrané in collaboration with ScanLAB Projects to fully immerse viewers into Phantom, one of the first virtual reality installations utilizing Oculus Devkit2 to be presented at an art museum in New York City. The New Museum's 2015 Triennial exhibition, titled "Surround Audience," features work from early-career artists around the world, and "explores the impact of an increasingly connected world on personal identity and the role and evolution of art." Mangrané's installation combines OptiTrack motion capture technology and Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headsets to transport museum-goers to the rapidly disappearing rainforest in Brazil.
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Nice Shoes Teams With Crawford Media Services In Atlanta
NYC-based production and post production studio Nice Shoes launches new remote partnership with Crawford Media Services in Atlanta
NYC-based production and post production studio Nice Shoes has launched a new remote partnership with Crawford Media Services in Atlanta. The installation of Nice Shoes’ proprietary Remote Viewing technology connects Atlanta-based clients with the company’s talented color and finishing artists in New York as well as in their new studios in Chicago and Minneapolis.
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Central Films North's Rodrigo Garcia Saiz Teams Up Embrace the Weird for Trolli
News: Central Films North's Rodrigo Garcia Saiz Teams Up Embrace the Weird for TrolliLos Angeles-based Central Films North director Rodrigo Garcia Saiz teams up with VFX shop Zoic Studios to infuse a high school science lab with awesomely augmented gummy worms in the new :30 “Sour Brite Crawler Minis” for Trolli out of Periscope, Minneapolis, MN. The spot features a quirky science teacher leading his class on a dissection of the Sour Brite Crawler—native to “Trollidad”—while the students peer down at the larger-than-life neon gummies before them. As one remarkably eager student prods her specimen, the worm begins to bubble and then erupts in a rainbow explosion of the “baby” sized sugary delights. The entire classes relishes in the shower from the apparently pregnant crawler of delectable minis as the teacher gleefully exclaims, “I’m a daddy!”
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Sennheiser and Apogee launch digital clip-on mics at NAB
News: Sennheiser and Apogee launch digital clip-on mics at NABClipMic digital and MKE 2 digital allow professional-quality sound recordings with iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
Whether you’re a journalist looking for an easy audio solution for field interviews, a lecturer that wants to record a talk or even a parent recording their child reciting a poem – the new digital clip-on microphones from Sennheiser [NAB Booth C2055] and Apogee help you to capture sound professionally. ClipMic digital and MKE 2 digital combine Apogee’s A/D conversion expertise with Sennheiser’s microphone design knowledge to give users optimum sound quality for their recordings. Especially designed for iOS devices, both microphones feature a Lightning connector to directly connect to iPhone®, iPad® or iPod® touch, thus creating high-quality, ultra-portable solutions for recording speech.
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Fabula Medya and Visual Unity Partner to Deliver Turnkey Solutions to Turkish Region Broadcasters
News: Fabula Medya and Visual Unity Partner to Deliver Turnkey Solutions to Turkish Region BroadcastersCustomers can now access complete end-to-end content delivery service
Turkey’s content distributor Fabula Medya and leading international multiscreen solution provider Visual Unity have signed a strategic partnership agreement that will extend services and experience to a wider broadcast industry customer base in Turkey, Turkish CIS states and the Middle East.
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NAB News: Egripment Support Systems Unveils New 225 G-Track
News: NAB News: Egripment Support Systems Unveils New 225 G-TrackNew Generic Track System Supports Virtual Reality and Live Application Versatility
Egripment Support Systems, manufacturer of high-end camera support systems and remote broadcast solutions for the film and broadcast industries, is introducing the new intelligent 225 G-Track Generic Track System at the 2015 NAB Show (Booth C8612). Featuring leading innovations that are paramount for live applications as well as virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) studios, the G-Track is a multi-faceted system that will greatly benefit a variety of productions.
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aicp show and aicp next awards shortlists announced
Winners Will Be Announced During AICP Week
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), today announced the AICP Show & AICP Next Awards Shortlists. The winners of the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards will be revealed during AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image. All shortlisted pieces along with their corresponding credits may be viewed at https://www.awardcore.com/aicp/shortlist/. The 2015 AICP Show Chairwoman is Kerstin Emhoff, President/Co-Founder of PRETTYBIRD; the 2015 AICP Next Awards Judging Chair is Rob Reilly, Global Creative Chairman of McCann Worldgroup.
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A Common Thread's Clay Staub Supercharges Universal Studios' Fast and Furious - Supercharged Launch
News: A Common Thread's Clay Staub Supercharges Universal Studios' Fast and Furious - Supercharged LaunchA Common Thread director Clay Staub turns a couple of amusement park visitors into Vin Diesel’s co-stars in a new spot introducing Universal Studios Hollywood’s new Fast and Furious Supercharged ride.
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Emilia Clarke Feature "Voice From The Stone" Turns To SPLICE® For Editorial & Post
News: Emilia Clarke Feature "Voice From The Stone" Turns To SPLICE® For Editorial & PostDirector Eric D. Howell, best known for “Ana’s Playground” and “Strangers,” has wrapped principal photography on his feature film, “Voice From the Stone.” Starring Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones” and “Terminator Genisys”), the film was shot in Italy in Fall 2014, and since then Howell has turned to long-time post partner SPLICE®.
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iAnimate at Cinesite“ Gives Boost to Promising Feature Animation Talent
News: iAnimate at Cinesite“ Gives Boost to Promising Feature Animation TalentVisual Effects and Animation studio Cinesite has joined forces with leading online training company iAnimate to offer a new animation apprenticeship. “iAnimate at Cinesite” will foster new talent entering into the thriving Canadian visual effects and animation industry.
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cineSync to debut new integration with Shotgun at NAB 2015
Exciting integration to streamline production for teams both large and small
Cospective today announces a brand new integration between cineSync and Shotgun. The new integration now comes bundled with cineSync Pro – replacing a previously separate integration package – and will be showcased at NAB 2015.
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SNS Introduces enhanced EVO integration with Adobe Creative Cloud
News: SNS Introduces enhanced EVO integration with Adobe Creative CloudSNS EVO ShareBrowser Client Update Provides Metadata Export and Cloud Integration for Latest Release of Adobe Creative Cloud
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer of shared storage solutions for film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced new integrations for Adobe(R) Creative Cloud(R) users with EVO ShareBrowser. New features provided increased portability of custom metadata tags in ShareBrowser and a dedicated workspace for Adobe Creative Cloud user storage.
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The Post-Production Event of the Year Returns on June 13th to NYC!!
News: The Post-Production Event of the Year Returns on June 13th to NYC!!Legends of Visual Storytelling Gather in Manhattan for the Post - Production Event of the Year: Sight, Sound & Story Academy Award-winner William Goldenberg, ACE heads this year's lineup of celebrated artists, editors and filmmakers
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, today announced their all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for its special one-day event, Sight, Sound & Story, held on June 13, 2015 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway at Columbus Circle. "Sight, Sound & Story is one of the few events that brings together the community to celebrate the art of visual storytelling. We feel this year is our strongest, most diverse yet - we'll explore the vital role of Visual Effects in cinema, the inner-workings of groundbreaking documentaries, compelling work from television's golden age, and to close this year's show, a look at William Goldenberg, ACE's acclaimed career including The Imitation Game, Zero Dark Thirty, and the Oscar winning Argo," says Josh Apter, owner of Manhattan Edit Workshop. "Our mission each year is to entertain, educate and provide our audience with unprecedented access and insight from the best in the business."
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NEW WORK: GO Director Richie Keen and New Girl's Max Greenfield Mash Up the Perfect Future for Trulia
News: NEW WORK: GO Director Richie Keen and New Girl's Max Greenfield Mash Up the Perfect Future for TruliaGO director Richie Keen goes against the grain to create the optimal fantasy future life with “New Girl” star Max Greenfield in the new :90 “MASH” for online real estate site Trulia out of Olson.
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Record back in time, Customizable Tagging and Play-out Server with New AtomOS6
Atomos announce a schedule of OS changes that bring with them exciting new features for the already popular Atomos Shogun.
In the space of only 4 months, more than 15,000 Shoguns have rolled off the production line, arming film professionals around the world with the most streamlined, high quality way to create 4K productions. At NAB 2015, Atomos announce even more features for new and existing Shogun users, releasing details of upcoming enhancements for AtomOS6. Available via free download over the coming months, Shogun users will gain the following:
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Atomos Announce "Future Guarantee" for ProVideo End Users
The rise of Atomos in the ProVideo world in 4 short years has been meteoric. The reason for this success is driven not only by a continued flow of innovative product but also the positive attitude the brand takes toward end users and partners – we really see ourselves as the little guy sticking up for the end user. Nothing could reinforce this more than our "Future Guarantee" – a commitment to up and coming filmmakers with a 25% discount for students, and our extended 3 year warranty when people register their product.
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Sennheiser launches AVX wireless microphone
News: Sennheiser launches AVX wireless microphoneAt NAB in Las Vegas, audio specialist Sennheiser [Booth C2055] is introducing its AVX wireless microphone systems for video cameras that ensure totally stress-free audio capture. The amazingly compact AVX receiver plugs directly into the XLR of a camera, where it automatically pairs with the microphone and switches on when the camera does. The system automatically adjusts the correct audio levels and transmits using a specially protected link in the license-free 1.9 GHz range. Setting up and recording high-quality audio for video has never been faster or more convenient.
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SMPTE and HPA Issue Call for Entries for Student Film Festival
Awards Will Recognize Creative Use of Technology to Tell Different Types of Stories in Different Ways; Deadline for Entries is Sept. 9
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Hollywood Professional Alliance® (HPA®), the organization serving the professional community by providing expertise, support, tools, and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, and an array of content for a growing number of platforms, have issued a call for entries for the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The film festival will be held during the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Oct. 26-29 in Hollywood, California.
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MPC Creative signs Creative Director Eric Anderson
News: MPC Creative signs Creative Director Eric AndersonMPC Creative fortifies its roster with the latest addition of acclaimed live action director, creative director and editor Eric Anderson as Creative Director. Eric, who joins from LOGAN, is a two-time Emmy Award winner for his opening title sequence for "Dexter" and "Six Feet Under."
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The Foundry Delivers NUKE Non-commercial
Industry Standard for VFX, Editorial and Finishing Free for Non-commercial Use
It’s known in the industry as the most powerful solution for compositing, used for everything from major motion pictures, including the Oscar® winning Gravity, episodic and commercials, to immersive live action content in virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR). In fact, since 2008, every film nominated for an Oscar® for Best Visual Effects has used The Foundry’s solutions.
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NAB2015 News: Sony and Memnon Archiving Services announce
News: NAB2015 News: Sony and Memnon Archiving Services announceMemnon Archiving Services and Sony’s Media Lifecycle Service are partnering to enhance their digital preservation capabilities, offering clients unrivalled technical expertise and operational experience for delivering large-scale digital preservations of audio-visual content
Sony has today announced a partnership with Memnon Archiving Services, a leading digital preservation provider responsible for digitising, restoring and preserving more than 2,000,000 hours of audio-visual archives for numerous cultural institutions and broadcasters around the world. Sony’s Media Lifecycle Services and Memnon will jointly offer their technology and industrial workflow proficiency and experience to customers, based upon their combined expertise of delivering large-scale digital preservation projects involving audio, video and film content. Memnon’s customers include Danish Radio, the British Library, Bibliothèque Nationale de France and Indiana University, while Sony digitally converts and distributes over 150 million files for organisations such as BBC Worlwide and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
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SNS and Ross Video Announce Strategic Partnership
SNS EVO Becomes Ross Video’s First Certified SAN + NAS Solution for XPression Real-Time Motion Graphics System
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), leading manufacturer of shared storage solutions for broadcast, film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced a strategic partnership with Ross Video (BOOTH N3906) making SNS EVO the first certified SAN + NAS solution for Ross Video’s XPression clip servers and real-time graphics engines.
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SNS Announces EVO v.5.7, New Cloud and Asset Management Features in ShareBrowser
SNS EVO v.5.7 Introduces Recycle Bin, Cloud Integration with Box, Adobe Creative Cloud, OneDrive
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer ofworkflow-defined shared storage solutions for film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced a new version of its EVO Shared Storage Server, version 5.7. The latest version includes new workflow integrations with cloud services from Adobe, Box, and Microsoft, plus more scalability and performance for production teams of any size.
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Call for Entries Opens for Two Special HPA® Awards
Submissions Now Accepted for Engineering Excellence Award and Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation for the 10th Annual Ceremony
The Hollywood Professional Alliance (HPA(r)) has announced that the call for entries is now open for two special HPA Awards: the Engineering Excellence Award and the Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation. Celebrating its 10th year, the HPA Awards recognize the achievements of the individuals and companies that have contributed to groundbreaking technologies and creative excellence within the professional media content industry. Both special awards will be presented at the 2015 HPA Awards on the evening of November 12, 2015 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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Sony Showcases High Dynamic Range at NAB 2015
News: Sony Showcases High Dynamic Range at NAB 2015Enhancing the production of high-quality, sharp and detailed content
Sony’s exhibition at NAB 2015 features demonstrations of High Dynamic Range technologies and workflows, which open up new possibilities for creative expression and viewing experiences. Sony will showcase comparisons between High Dynamic Range and Standard Dynamic Range, including color grading and home TV viewing.
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Panasonic Unveils AG-DVX200 4K Handheld Camcorder
News: Panasonic Unveils AG-DVX200 4K Handheld CamcorderDVX200 will offer many top-end features including 4K/60p* recording,a 13X optical zoom and a V-Log L gamma curve (12 stops of latitude, target)
Panasonic has announced the AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor, 4/3” handheld camcorder here at NAB 2015. The DVX200 will offer many top-end features including 4K/60p* recording,a 13X optical zoom and a V-Log L gamma curve (12 stops of latitude, target).
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ARRI Releases New Skypanel Family Of LED Soft Lights
News: ARRI Releases New Skypanel Family Of LED Soft Lights--April 13, 2015) ARRI proudly introduces SkyPanel, a brand new line of LED fixtures. SkyPanel is a compact, ultra-bright and high-quality LED soft light that sets a new standard for the industry. With a design focused on form, color, beam field and output, SkyPanel represents the culmination of more than a decade of research and development of LED technology at ARRI. Recently, SkyPanel garnered recognition as an International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers Game Changer Awards Finalist 2015.
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ARRI Adds New Pro Camera Accessories for Studio Matte Boxes
News: ARRI Adds New Pro Camera Accessories for Studio Matte BoxesThe Triple Filter Frame stacks two or three glass filters together in a single filter frame that occupies two regular matte box slots. ARRI’s Studio Matte Boxes SMB-1 and SMB-2 have an integrated tilt module designed to control unwanted reflections between filter surfaces, the lens front element and the camera sensor glass. Reflections can also develop under some circumstances between filter surfaces, which is not always controlled by solely tilting the matte box. Used in combination with either the SMB-1 or SMB-2 tilting feature, stacking the filters together in the Triple Filter Frame is a proven method of preventing these types of reflections. 
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ARRI Announces A New Super-Wide Anamorphic Zoom
News: ARRI Announces A New Super-Wide Anamorphic ZoomThe new ARRI Anamorphic Ultra Wide Zoom AUWZ 19-36/T4.2 is a unique lens that perfectly complements the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lenses by extending the range to cover extreme wide-angle focal lengths between 19 mm and 36 mm, without any sacrifice in image quality.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink 4K Pro
New DeckLink 4K Pro PCIe capture card features 12G-SDI for capture and playback in SD, HD, Ultra HD and DCI 4K formats up to 60 frames per second!
Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink 4K Pro, a new dual link 12G-SDI capture and playback card that includes an extremely high performance 8 lane PCI Express Generation 2 connection for dual stream capture and playback of high frame rate Ultra HD and 4K video up to 2160p60.
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Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Talkback Converter 4K
New solution provides talkback for 8 remote cameras with advanced 12G-SDI for all video formats up to 2160p60
Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM Talkback Converter 4K, a new solution for providing talkback for 8 remote cameras with advanced 12G-SDI for all video formats up to 2160p60. ATEM Talkback Converter makes it easy to communicate with multiple cameras allowing high end collaborative workflows for live production. ATEM Talkback Converter 4K will retail for US$2,495
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Blackmagic Design Announces Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12
New mixed format SD, HD and Ultra HD router features full re-synchronization on every input for completely clean switches between non synchronized router crosspoints
Blackmagic Design today announced Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12, a new mixed format SD, HD and Ultra HD router that features full re-synchronization on every input for completely clean switches between non synchronized router crosspoints.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Smart Videohub 12G 40x40
The world’s first 12G-SDI mixed format, high frame rate router!
Blackmagic Design today announced the Smart Videohub 12G 40x40, an incredibly advanced model of the Smart Videohub router family with 12G-SDI technology, allowing all SDI video formats up to 2160p60 to be routed all on the same router, all at the same time. Smart Videohub 12G 40x40 will be priced at US$4,995 and available in May.
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Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K is the world’s first high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 switcher with 12G-SDI, for $5,995
Blackmagic Design today announced the ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, the world’s first high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 switcher with 12G-SDI for $5,995.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex Mini, Next Generation 12G-SDI
Teranex Minis are rack mountable, include front panel controls, and feature 12G-SDI!
Blackmagic Design today announced Teranex Mini, a next generation family of video converters featuring advanced 12G-SDI technology, award winning Teranex quality, front panel controls and LCD, built in power supply and support for all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60. Teranex Minis will retail from US$495.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Video Assist
Portable, all in one professional monitor and video recorder that can be used with any SDI or HDMI camera. Blackmagic Video Assist adds professional recording and monitoring to any camera
Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Video Assist, a portable, all in one professional monitor and video recorder that can be used with any SDI or HDMI camera. Blackmagic Video Assist adds professional recording and monitoring to any camera and features a bright, high resolution 5 inch monitor for checking focus, framing, and reviewing shots, along with a broadcast quality HD recorder for saving quality video files.
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Kodak Finalizes Deals with Hollywood Studios
News: Kodak Finalizes Deals with Hollywood StudiosKodak announced today that it has finalized new film supply agreements with all six major Hollywood studios. As part of these agreements, Kodak will continue to provide motion picture film to 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Co., Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., NBC Universal Inc., Paramount Pictures Corp. and Sony Pictures for their movie and television productions.
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Rob Reilly Announced as 2015 AICP Next Awards Judging Chair
News: Rob Reilly Announced as 2015 AICP Next Awards Judging ChairCall For Entries Now Open
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers , today announced that Rob Reilly, Global Creative Chairman of McCann Worldgroup, will serve as the 2015 AICP Next Awards Judging Chair, and Master of Ceremonies at the AICP Next Awards presentation.
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Advantageous: Jennifer Phang on Making Way to SundanceAdvantageous: Jennifer Phang on Making Way to Sundance
Writer/Director Jennifer Phang's Sundance Jury Award-winning 'Advantageous' provides commentary on class and society that reflects her own experiences in the world through a science fiction story. The collaborative process took Phang from writing to post production in Adobe Premiere, where features like Dynamic Link became essential to finishing the film.
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"Fitness in Post" sounds like an oxymoron, but actually it's a fast-growing movement led by film and television editor Zack Arnold, helping the community of editors, visual effects artists and other post-production professionals to help each other become physically and mentally healthy.
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The First Precept for Shooting Outstanding Surgical Video Some years ago I was involved in the discovery and planning stages of a series of surgical video projects that were going to be created for and by the entire University of California ten-campus healthcare system. The essence of the project was...
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Nuno Sá Pessoa, film director at Skookum Films , is a true global visual storyteller. Educated in Denmark, based in Portugal, and working extensively in Brazil and the United States, Sá Pessoa knows firsthand what it means to collaborate internationally. “Cinema, as any other art,” says Sá Pessoa, “should have...
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