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Reel FX Adds Jim Riche as Head of Production
Reel FX Adds Jim Riche as Head of ProductionDigital studio Reel FX Dallas/Santa Monica has added Jim Riche as Head of Production for the studio’s commercial division. Riche is an innovative producer and VFX specialist with a lengthy track record of curating and managing production teams, artists and supervisors in major studios and boutiques alike. He has over 30 years of experience in production management and consulting for feature films, commercials, visual effects, live action, dark ride production and design/graphics. He has lent his talents to such top industry shops as Ntropic, Digital Domain, Troika, Nice Shoes, LoyalKasper and Blur Studio, among others. Riche will report to David Bates, General Manager of the Commercial Division.
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Cortex Debuts IMF Support, Dead Pixel Detection/Correction, Dolby Vision Support, UpRes to 4K, Edit Tool
Cortex Debuts IMF Support, Dead Pixel Detection/Correction, Dolby Vision Support, UpRes to 4K, Edit ToolDailies solution now goes BEYOND dailies with many new features for media management from production through post.
At NAB 2016, MTI Film will launch the latest version of its groundbreaking dailies and media management software Cortex with new features for IMF deliveries, dead pixel correction, Dolby Vision, 4K up-resing and editing, as well as many UI improvements. Originally conceived as a streamlined dailies processing application, Cortex has developed into an end-to-end solution for managing media from the set through delivery.
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Reel FX Adds Director Elliot Dillman
Reel FX Adds Director Elliot DillmanDigital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica has signed director Elliot Dillman for U.S. commercial representation. With a diverse directorial background spanning commercials, branded content, music videos and multi-camera live events, Dillman has a natural talent for honing in on the broad scope of a project to deliver dynamic footage that enhances the storytelling. He has worked on national campaigns for top agencies including GSD&M, CP+B, Leo Burnett, Y&R and BBDO, among others. His directorial sensibilities have earned him awards and nominations for Cannes Lions, Addys and Webbys for his work for top clients including Dominos Pizza, Pacifico Beer and Kraft Mac and Cheese. Prior to signing, Dillman collaborated with Reel FX on a number of projects, including a recent spot for Hasbro.
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HHB celebrates 40th anniversary
HHB celebrates 40th anniversary2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of HHB Communications, which was founded on 1 February 1976 starting as a local live sound company.
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Jünger Audio Delivers 5.1 Audio Quality for The Voice Of China
Jünger Audio Delivers 5.1 Audio Quality for The Voice Of ChinaThe company's loudness control and audio processing units were used extensively throughout the making and broadcasting of this popular Chinese music show.
The audio production team behind the Voice of China, one of the most successful music shows on Chinese television, has been using Jünger Audio loudness control and audio processing equipment to ensure the quality of broadcasts transmitted in 5.1 surround sound.
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Reel FX Adds Creative Director Colin McGreal
Reel FX Adds Creative Director Colin McGrealDigital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica has added Colin McGreal as Creative Director. McGreal is a versatile creative director and designer with over two decades of branded content experience working with such top clients as Verizon, American Express, Ford, Samsung, Wendy’s, Goodyear, Toyota and Time Warner Cable, among numerous others. Fusing a vast knowledge of filmmaking and technical processes, he is capable of both leveraging his background to collaborate with creative teams and fully executing projects from start to finish. McGreal most recently worked as Creative Director on Reel FX’s Hunger Games VR Experience for Lionsgate/Samsung, which launched during NY Comic-Con. His other Reel FX VR work includes the “You vs. Sharapova” Virtual Reality experience for American Express, which launched at the 2015 US Open, and the Pacific Rim Jaeger Pilot VR Experience for Legendary Pictures.
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Digital Asset Management Symposium Unveils Lineup of Speakers
Digital Asset Management Symposium Unveils Lineup of SpeakersPresentations Feature Experts on Digital Asset Management in Media & Entertainment, Gaming, Genealogy and Public Service Fields
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) has announced a full roster of speakers for the 2015 Digital Asset Symposium (DAS), taking place Nov. 18-19 in Portland, Ore., at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. Experts from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), FamilySearch, Game Metadata and Citation Project (GAMECIP), the International Association of the Chiefs of Police (IACP), and Stanford University will discuss their approach to handling video, audio, written and physical materials in their respective fields.
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NEW WORK: Tom De Nolf & Reel FX Take on the Many Facets of Lifelong Love For Kay Jewelers
NEW WORK: Tom De Nolf & Reel FX Take on the Many Facets of Lifelong Love For Kay JewelersDirector Tom De Nolf and digital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica, offer a fresh perspective on being in love in the charming new :60 “Hit the Road” for Kay Jewelers, out of Stern Advertising, Inc. The spot, directed by frequent Reel FX collaborator Tom De Nolf, features a myriad of couples equally immersed in their friendships as their romantic love for each other, sharing both everyday and poignant moments while forming a deep everlasting bond. Executive Producer Steve Johnson produced the shoot for Reel FX. In “Hit the Road”, we see a vibrant young couple enjoying a picnic in the park, a family of four enjoying a cozy movie night at home, a sleepy couple enduring a lovable daily blanket struggle and an older pair comforting each other through a somber moment. The spot debuts the jeweler’s exquisite Ever Us Two-Stone Diamond Ring via the young man proposing to his girlfriend while enjoying their afternoon in the park, touting, “One diamond for your best friend. One diamond for your true love. One ring forever.”
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CCW 2015: JVC Offers Cameras for ENG, Studio, and 4K Production
CCW 2015: JVC Offers Cameras for ENG, Studio, and 4K ProductionJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will showcase its ProHD and 4KCAM camera lines, along with its latest Blu-ray/hard disc drive combo deck and an assortment of professional field and studio monitors, at Content and Communications World (Booth 1119), which runs Nov. 11-12, 2015, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
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David Bates Returns to Reel FX as General Manager
David Bates Returns to Reel FX as General ManagerFormer Head of Production returns to lead Commercial and VR divisions
Digital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica has brought back former Reel FX Head of Production David Bates as General Manager. Bates spent nearly eight years with Reel FX from 2002-2010, and will leverage his recent executive experience curating talent for creative roles at a wide range of companies to assemble top tier in-house teams for projects across Reel FX’s short form and VR divisions. This hire comes on the heels of the recent success of Reel FX's virtual reality division, Reel FX VR. After opening in September 2014, the division has continued to expand and innovate, with an impressive slate of immersive experiences, including a recent The Hunger Games 360-degree narrative experience exploring key moments from throughout Katniss' journey across all films, a fully-integrated recruiting experience for the U.S. Air Force out of GSD&M and an impactful VR experience for AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign with BBDO New York.
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Post Haste Digital Forms Strategic Alliance with Larson Studios
Post Haste Digital Forms Strategic Alliance with Larson StudiosNew Culver City Studio Co-Op Expands Post Offerings in West LA
Independent post-production facilities Post Haste Digital and Larson Studios have joined forces to extend audio and video post production services in West Los Angeles. As part of the arrangement, Hollywood-based Larson will operate the Main Stage in Post Haste’s Culver City facility, where the studio will service its Westside clients and also lend talent to Post Haste projects. Upcoming projects to be mixed in Larson’s new Stage 10 include Fox’s “re-boot” of the cult sci-fi series “The X-Files.”
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Award Recipients
Annual SMPTE Awards Ceremony Highlights Leaders and Innovators Behind the Advances in the Motion Imaging Industry
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 29, at the SMPTE 2015 Awards Ceremony.
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SMPTE Elevates 15 Motion-Imaging Technology Industry Leaders to
Achievements of the Society's Newest Class of Fellows Will Be Celebrated at SMPTE 2015
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it has elevated 15 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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Visual Effects Society to Present Visual Futurist and Iconic Artist Syd Mead with its Visionary Award
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the visual effects industry’s professional global honorary society, named acclaimed visual futurist and conceptual artist Syd Meadas the next recipient of its Visionary Award in recognition of his enormous contributions to visual arts and filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the 14th Annual VES Awards on February 2, 2016 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment Completes 4K Restoration of "1776"
Sony Pictures Entertainment Completes 4K Restoration of "1776"New Blu-ray Director’s Cut of classic musical includes never before-seen material
Columbia Pictures’ exuberant 1972 film adaptation of the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical is now available on Blu-ray, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, in the form of a spectacular 4K digital restoration. Prepared under the guidance of Director Peter H. Hunt and Sony Pictures Entertainment Executive Vice President of Asset Management, Film Restoration & Digital Mastering Grover Crisp, the new Director’s Cut restores the film to its original visual splendor and includes newly-discovered material, never before seen by the public. It also features a newly-restored and remixed 5.1 soundtrack. The newly restored 1776 made its world premiere screening March 28 at the TCM Classic Film Festival and is being released theatrically through Sony Pictures Repertory.
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"Hibi Rock" Shot on Blackmagic Cameras and Graded Using DaVinci Resolve
Japanese feature shot on Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Cameras, graded with DaVinci Re
Blackmagic Design today announced the new Japanese feature film "Hibi Rock" was shot on Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Cameras, as well as was graded using DaVinci Resolve. The film was recently released in Japan and to DVD this June.
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Nice Shoes Teams With Crawford Media Services In Atlanta
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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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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Fabula Medya and Visual Unity Partner to Deliver Turnkey Solutions to Turkish Region Broadcasters
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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FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic
FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of ClassicFotoKem’s Restoration of The Sound of Music Takes Center Stage at TCM Classic Film Festival
FotoKem’s restoration of Twentieth Century Fox’s The Sound of Music will kick off the sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on March 26 in Hollywood. Originally released in 1965, the re-mastered version of this cinematic treasure will grace the screen of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX as the fest’s Opening Night Film, as previously announced by TCM.
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FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic Film
FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic FilmFotoKem’s restoration of Twentieth Century Fox’s The Sound of Music will kick off the sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on March 26 in Hollywood. Originally released in 1965, the re-mastered version of this cinematic treasure will grace the screen of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX as the fest’s Opening Night Film, as previously announced by TCM.
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The ‘Pay’ Forward – CABSAT 2015 Conferences To Boost Regional Media Companies’ Revenue Potential
Enhanced Knowledge Exchange Formats to Deliver Regional and Global Expertise on Product Innovation and Monetisation Opportunities:
Mega Studios, Brands and Media and Content Houses Include Al Jazeera, the UK’s Channel 4, Coca Cola Co., Comedy Central, The Creative Grid, Ericsson Media Room, Fox International, ESPN, Huffington Post, icflix, ITV UK, MBC, MTV, NBA, Netflix, Nickelodeon, OSN, Paramount, Piksel, Rotana, Scribble Live, Selevision, VIACOM, Yahlive and Zee Entertainment
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Blackmagic Design announces new Intensity Pro 4K capture card for
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Intensity Pro 4K, a new super fast PCIe card that allows capture and playback of extremely high quality SD, HD and Ultra HD video on Windows, Mac and Linux PCI Express computers.
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Press Release: Alchemist OD sets new standards in format and frame rate conversion
Snell Alchemist OD - the software version of the world's best standards converter - has made a massive impact with post production professionals around the world. Alchemist OD is delivering incredible results on even the most difficult material - including low frame rate and demanding 4K - by tapping into the ever-increasing power of GPU technology and fitting seamlessly into today's file-based workflows. Here's what a selection of Alchemist OD users have to say:
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Modern VideoFilm Provides Color Grading and Editorial Services for Golden Globe Nominee "The Book of Life"
Modern VideoFilm Provides Color Grading and Editorial Services for Golden Globe Nominee "The Book of Life"Senior Supervising Colorist Dave Cole collaborates with Director Jorge R. Gutierrez to help bring a breathtaking animated adventure to life.
Final post production work for 20th Century Fox’s and Reel FX Animation Studios’ The Book of Life, a Golden Globe nominee for Best Animated Feature Film, was completed at Modern VideoFilm. The months-long effort involved an intense collaboration between Modern’s team, led by Lead Digital Colorist/Supervising Digital Colorist Dave Cole, Director Jorge R. Gutierrez, VFX Supervisor Augusto Schillaci and Art Director Paul Sullivan from Reel FX. Modern VideoFilm’s work encompassed DI color grading in 2D and 3D, editorial conforming in 2D and 3D, and the production of deliverables and marketing media.
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Alchemist OD Brings One Direction to the Big Screen
Alchemist OD Brings One Direction to the Big ScreenVirtual Post relies on Snell software standards converter to handle challenging low frame rate conversion for 'Where We Are: The Concert Film'
Virtual Post, the recently formed UK post production facility headed up by conversion expert Jon Lee, recently carried out high quality standards conversion on Snell's Alchemist OD to bring HD footage shot at pop band One Direction's San Siro Stadium, Milan concert in June 2014 to a worldwide cinema audience.
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Peter Pan Live! Soars with DPA Microphones
Peter Pan Live! Soars with DPA MicrophonesCompany outfits entire cast of the NBC production with d:screet™ 4061 Miniature Mics
Peter Pan Live!, NBC’s live primetime television production of the classic Broadway musical, aired last week with audio support from Firehouse Productions and DPA Microphones. The live TV ‘film,’ which followed the success of the network’s 2013 depiction of the Sound of Music, raked in over nine million viewers. With a live show of this magnitude, Firehouse needed an audio solution that would provide pristine audio quality expected with HD television while still giving audiences the feel of a grand theater production. To accomplish this, the sound reinforcement company called on 48d:screet™ 4061 Miniature Microphones to support the entire cast, which included Christopher Walken as Captain Hook and Allison Williams as Peter Pan.
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Sarofsky Corp.'s mastery of details shines in "Guardians of the Galaxy" main titles...
Sarofsky Corp.'s mastery of details shines in "Guardians of the Galaxy" main titles...The top U.S. box office film of 2014, Marvel Studios' blockbuster "Guardians of the Galaxy" launched on digital platforms on Nov. 18 and became available on DVD and Blu-ray on Dec. 9. While the multi-talented designers, animators and producers of Sarofsky Corp. are accustomed to seizing big-screen and television spotlights with their masterful main title projects, the group's contributions to "Guardians" required a different type of artistic and production expertise.
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Award-Winning Filmmaker Kevin Railsback Makes Panasonic AJ-PX270P2 HD Handheld His Primary Camera For Nature Shoots
Award-Winning Filmmaker Kevin Railsback Makes Panasonic AJ-PX270P2 HD Handheld His Primary Camera For Nature ShootsProminent Director of Photography Kevin Railsback, who specializes in nature and wildlife cinematography, recently invested in Panasonic’s AJ-PX270 P2 HD camcorder as his primary camera.
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Canadian Corey Large Executive Producer on "The November Man" in Theaters Now and "Revenge of The Green Dragons" Premiering at Tiff
Corey Acts and Produces in BC film "Poker Night" Premiering December 5, 2014
The year 2014 is proving to be busier than ever for Canadian actor/writer/producer Corey Large. As an executive producer, the B.C. native has a handful of blockbusters screening at prestigious film festivals and in theaters worldwide. Earlier this year “It Follows” premiered at Cannes and more recently, “Revenge of the Green Dragons” was accepted into the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. “The November Man” opens this August and, later this year, “Poker Night” debuts in theatres across North America.
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Japan’s Q-TEC, Inc. Installs Blackmagic Design Universal Videohub 288 at Tokyo Headquarters
Blackmagic Design today announced that Tokyo based Q-TEC, Inc. have installed a Blackmagic Design Universal Videohub 288 in their Tokyo headquarters. Q-TEC have also installed Blackmagic Design Videohub Smart Controls and a variety of Mini Converters into their facility as part of an improved post production infrastructure.
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White Mark Designs A New Foley Studio At Moscow's CineLab
White Mark Designs A New Foley Studio At Moscow's CineLabThis Unique Facility has Been Specifically Designed to Cater for Two Very Different Types of Workflow.
Studio design consultancy White Mark Ltd played an important role in creating a new Foley studio for Russia's state of the art film sound facility CineLab Ltd. Unashamedly designed to be the best in the world, CineLab's Foley studio is already attracting projects from both local and international clients.
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David Attenborough’s 3D Journey Launching At Glastonbury 2014
David Attenborough’s 3D Journey Launching At Glastonbury 2014Unique Glasses-Free 3D Experience in Association with Atlantic Productions, Go Entertain and Stream TV Networks to Take Place in the Greenpeace Field
The world premiere of "David Attenborough’s 3D Journey" will be shown daily at the CLiMAX Dome on state-of-the-art Ultra-D™ glasses-free 3D screens from Stream TV Networks in the Greenpeace field at this year’s Glastonbury Festival (25th – 29th June).
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Rainmaker Artists Streamline Project Review With Shotgun
Rainmaker Artists Streamline Project Review With ShotgunRainmaker Entertainment has standardized on the Shotgun production management and review system for secure, efficient collaboration with clients and partners. The Vancouver-based entertainment company has a 15+ year history in animation, and is currently expanding its portfolio of feature films with the upcoming (2015) feature "Ratchet & Clank, "based on the popular Sony Computer Entertainment videogame franchise, as well as TV and DVD projects.
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Sandblast Productions Opens Sound Studios At 1650 Broadway
Sandblast Blends Art and Technology to Define Sound
Sandblast Productions has opened a new facility at historic 1650 Broadway where its team of musicians and audio engineers will blend art and technology to help clients tell stories with compelling music, distinctive sound design, state-of- the-art mixing and Grammy Award-winning audio restoration.
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Canon Cinema EOS C300 Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Deliver Championship Performance for a Feature-Length Documentary
Canon Cinema EOS C300 Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Deliver Championship Performance for a Feature-Length DocumentaryDirector Josh Greenbaum’s acclaimed feature documentary "The Short Game" profiles eight talented and engaging young competitors at The World Championships of Junior Golf, in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and at their homes in various countries around the world (South Africa, the Philippines, France, China, the United Kingdom and the United States). Filming with the help of 18 Cinema EOS C300 cameras and a variety of lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., "The Short Game" included everything from traditional documentary-style visits to the homes of the eight young golfers for character-based footage, to extensive tournament coverage.
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ShootersINC Welcomes Nick Litwinko as Managing Director of ShootersNYC, DIVE & BIGSMACK
ShootersINC Welcomes Nick Litwinko as Managing Director of ShootersNYC, DIVE & BIGSMACKShootersINC has welcomed Nick Litwinko as Managing Director of ShootersNYC, DIVE & BIGSMACK. The announcement was made this morning by ShootersINC President Ray Carballada, who notes that Litwinko will be overseeing the management of these three divisions, as well as continuing to grow the company’s overall presence in New York.
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Cinedigm Acquires N.A. Digital Rights To Double Dutch' Family Feature Film 'The Stream'
Rainn Wilson, Christopher Gorham, Kelly Rutherford and Mario Lopez Star
Cinedigm has acquired North American distribution rights to Double Dutch' family film "THE STREAM," it was announced today by Cinedigm C.E.O. Chris McGurk and Double Dutch President Jason Moring. Cinedigm will release "THE STREAM" on DVD, digital and VOD platforms on August 26, 2014. In separate deals, Double Dutch sold the film to VM in Australia and MediAsia for pan Asian TV.
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New Horror Film “Kill Game” Screening at Cannes Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Camera
New Horror Film “Kill Game” Screening at Cannes Shot on Blackmagic Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced that "Kill Game," a new suspense thriller/horror film produced by Marty Murray of Full Throttle Pictures and distributed by Vantage Media International (VMI), and being screened at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, was shot entirely on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF and graded and edited using DaVinci Resolve.
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Cannes: IndustryWorks Pictures Takes International Rights to 'The Birder'
Cannes: IndustryWorks Pictures Takes International Rights to 'The Birder'The Canadian Sales Agent will Start Shopping Theodore Bezaire’s Revenge Comedy Feature Film on The Croisette.
Vancouver/Cannes - Canadian distributor IndustryWorks has acquired the international rights to Theodore Bezaire's Sophomore Indie Comedy "THE BIRDER." This funny feature film is starring Tom Cavanagh ("Ed," "Scrubs"), Mark Rendall ("30 Days of Night"), Jamie Spilchuk ("Hard Rock Medical"), Tommie-Amber Pirie ("What If"), Academy Award Nominee Graham Greene ("Dances with Wolves," "The Green Mile") and Hollywood funny man Fred Willard ("Anchorman 1 & 2," "Best in Show").
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Pre-NAB Editors' Lounge Examines How Trends In Technology Are Impacting Post-Production
Pre-NAB Editors' Lounge Examines How Trends In Technology Are Impacting Post-ProductionBurbank based AlphaDogs Post celebrated the 11th Annual Pre-NAB Editors’ Lounge with a panel discussion on the latest trends in post-production and what to expect at this year’s NAB in Las Vegas. Topics ranged from 4K to cloud-based technologies, and the future of the post-production professional. Moderated by Journalist Debra Kaufman, panelists included: Terence Curren (Editor/Colorist and Founder of AlphaDogs Post), Mark Raudonis (VP of Post Production, Bunim/Murray Productions), Michael Kammes (Director of Technology, Key Code Media) and Ramy Katrib (CEO, Digital Film Tree).
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Peter And Julia Benson’s Horror Feature Film ‘Death Do Us Part’ is Being Released On DVD in The United States And Canada on April 15Th
The Film Will Screen At Vancouver’s Rio Theatre on April 6th at 6:30 p.m.
The married duo of Peter and Julia Benson are pleased to announce the release of their horror feature film ‘Death Do Us Part’ on DVD in the United States and Canada on April 15th, 2014. Along with starring in the film, Julia and Peter also wrote and produced ‘Death Do Us Part’ with Ryan Copple. Anchor Bay Entertainment is distributing the film in the U.S. and Raven Banner Entertainment is handling the Canadian release. The film will also play at the Rio theatre on April 6th at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $10 at the door and $8 in advance.
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With A Keen Talent For Casting & Comedy; Director Mike Nelesen Signs With EMA
With A Keen Talent For Casting & Comedy; Director Mike Nelesen Signs With EMANational production company Envision Media Arts (EMA) has signed Director Mike Nelesen to the company’s commercial division. Nelesen’s recent H&R Block commercial was just named to TruTV’s “Top 10 Funniest Commercials of the Year” for 2013.
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Acorn Productions Ltd Announces Two Major New BBC1 Dramas for Agatha Christie's 125th Celebration Year
RLJ Entertainment Oversees Extraordinary Raft of Developments Across Platform, Bringing the Christie Brand to New Audiences
Acorn Productions Ltd today (Friday 28 February) announces that BBC1 has commissioned two significant new drama adaptations to bring Agatha Christie masterpieces to a new generation:
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Alan Davis Joins Electric Pictures as Director of Sales and Marketing
Electric Pictures, a provider of telecine and film restoration services to independent producers, broadcasters, film libraries and government entities, has appointed industry veteran and former Digital Vision executive Alan Davis as Director of Sales and Marketing. Davis will oversee sales, marketing and public relations activities throughout the United States. He will focus on developing new markets for Electric Pictures, whose telecine services provide a proven and economical means for preserving and commercializing film assets.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom Extend 'Release the Hounds' Excitement to ProSieben Viewers for 'Scream! If You Can'
Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom Extend 'Release the Hounds' Excitement to ProSieben Viewers for 'Scream! If You Can'Following their highly successful deployment in the October 2013 pilot of 'Release the Hounds' on UK ITV2, Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom robotic heads have been selected by Gogglebox Entertainment to create a new two-hour special for German broadcaster ProSieben. Produced in partnership with Sony Pictures Television, it is scheduled for transmission in March.
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Electric Pictures Helps Film Libraries Preserve Assets with Unique Transfer Service
Electric Pictures Helps Film Libraries Preserve Assets with Unique Transfer ServiceOrange County post production company specializes in high definition telecine services as a high quality/low cost means of commercializing, restoring and preserving film content.
While most Hollywood movies and television shows are now produced on digital media, one Orange County, California post production company has built a thriving business using video systems that the newer digital technology was meant to replace.
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Camera Corps heads for BVE 2014
Camera Corps heads for BVE 2014Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company, will demonstrate at BVE 2014 a complete remotely controlled camera system based on the Q-Ball compact pan/tilt/zoom head. Exhibiting on stand H05, the Camera Corps will be represented at the show by Business Development Director Shaun Glanville and colleagues.
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Chris Fagot Joins 2G Digital as Vice President of Sales and Marketing
2G Digital today announces that Chris Fagot has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Fagot arrives with broad experience in the post production, entertainment and technology industries, having spent the past three years as Executive Director of Sales and Marketing at Deluxe.
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"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Blazes" To $409.4 Million At The Domestic Box Office, Becoming #1 Film Of 2013
First Time In History That First Two Installments of A Franchise Generate Over $400 Million at the Domestic Box Office
Lionsgate's (NYSE: LGF) "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" became the highest-grossing film released at the domestic box office in 2013 as it grossed an estimated $493,000 last night for an estimated domestic cume to date of $409.4 million in its first 49 days of release, the Company announced today.
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HPA Tech Retreat Celebrates 20 Years Of Inquiry And Illumination
Industry Thought Leaders and Technology Mavens Head Back to Palm Springs for Thoughtful Exploration of an Industry in Transition
For the past twenty years, the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) Tech Retreat® has gathered a veritable who's who in engineering, technology, creativity, and strategic business together for a structured yet informal meeting of the minds; where top industry leaders engaged in all aspects of production, distribution, post production, film, television, web and related endeavors, gather in an environment conducive to the exchange of knowledge and information. This year's 20th Anniversary confab promises all of that and more from February 17-21, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells near Palm Springs, CA.
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Camera Corps Branches Out For ITV's Text Santa 2013
Camera Corps Branches Out For ITV's Text Santa 2013Mini-Zoom and Q-Ball remotely controlled miniature cameras from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with extensive experience in designing speciality camera systems, went into action on Friday December 20 during ITV's annual Text Santa fund-raising initiative for six UK charities. Cameras were positioned at each extremity of a massive 'tree-of-terror' opposite ITV's London Studios on the South Bank.
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Greg Green Films' "3 of a Kind" Available on Amazon Instant Video
Greg Green Films has learned that its Award Winning Film "3 of a Kind" is now available on Amazon Instant Video. Amazon Instant Video is another digital platform on which Mr. Green's "3 of a Kind" can be watched by the public. The rental price for "3 of a Kind" on Amazon Instant Video is $2.99, which is $1.00 less than the current pricing on Google Play, YouTube Rentals and iTunes.
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Trinity Church Relies On Camera Corps “Wooden” Q-Ball To Capture Unique Angle Shots
Trinity Church Relies On Camera Corps “Wooden” Q-Ball To Capture Unique Angle ShotsA special “wooden” Q-Ball, a remotely controlled pan/tilt/zoom camera from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with extensive experience in designing specialty camera systems, joined the equipment roster for the Trinity Church Wall Street’s new HD production facility. The Q-Ball was installed at the pulpit to provide panoramic views of parishioners and performers to chronicle church activities. An artist was commissioned to skilfully paint the “wooden” exterior of the camera housing to match the wood grain of the pulpit. The fixed position “wooden” Q-Ball joins two other portable use Q-Ball cameras.
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RLJ Entertainment Inks Deal With Fox for New Adaptation of Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express"
Ridley Scott, Mark Gordon and Simon Kinberg on Board to Produce New film of One of the Most Successful Novels of All Time
After a highly competitive bidding process, Fox has acquired film rights to the iconic mystery novel "Murder on the Orient Express" from Acorn Productions Ltd/Agatha Christie Ltd, the UK based rights holding production arm of RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq:RLJE). With more than two billion books sold, Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time, and "Murder on the Orient Express"is one of her most popular novels. The 1934 novel features her internationally renowned detective, Hercule Poirot, investigating a murder on the Orient Express.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Sebastian Vettel Making History As Four-Time Grand Prix World Champion
Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Sebastian Vettel Making History As Four-Time Grand Prix World ChampionWhen Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the U.S. leg of the 2013 Grand Prix season, the Q-Ball system from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with extensive experience in designing specialty camera systems, was on-hand to capture the action. The host broadcaster relies on Q-Ball to provide unobtrusive, high quality HD video to capture these special moments, most pointedly this season when pictures of Vettel accepting his trophy as the four-time winner of the 2013 Grand Prix at the Indian Grand Prix were broadcast to millions worldwide.
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POP Sound and Soundelux DMG Combine Forces
Pacific Ocean Post (POP) today announced a merger with Soundelux Design Music Group (DMG). Moving forward under the Pacific Ocean Post banner, the combined company will offer expanded capabilities to service the creative and technical requirements of content creators working across all media platforms.
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Alphadogs In Tune With Creative Workflows For Documentary Feature Sing Over Me
Alphadogs In Tune With Creative Workflows For Documentary Feature Sing Over MeThe journey to your true and authentic self is something almost all people aspire to attain. Going about finding your true self however, takes a lot of courage and strength. Recently completing post services at Burbank based AlphaDogs Post Production, the documentary feature "Sing Over Me" explores how modern-day psalmist Dennis Jernigan went from years of depression and despair while leading a double life, to becoming a writer of some of the most popular Christian songs of all time, discovering his true identity along the way.
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iZotope Masters Q&A Series, Part 2 Stephen Tibbo, Master of Audio: Post Production Dialogue Mixing
iZotope Masters Q&A Series, Part 2 Stephen Tibbo, Master of Audio: Post Production Dialogue MixingTibbo Saves Dialogue Performances with iZotope's RX 3 Audio Restoration Software for Independent Films
Stephen Tibbo is one of Hollywood's top production and post production sound engineers. Having earned two Emmy® Awards and a CAS Award for “Best Production Sound” through his association with the hit 'mockumentary' series "Modern Family," Tibbo is also an accomplished sound re-recording mixer who has worked on dozens of webisodes, short and independent films such as "Madison County," "Best Friends Forever," "Contracted" and many others. In his work as an ADR and sound re-recording mixer, Tibbo routinely relies on iZotope RX 3 audio repair suite.
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cinec – International Trade Fair for Cine Equipment and Technology 21st to 23rd September 2014, MOC Events Center Munich, Germany
Computers and film grow together
Times are changing. Digitalisation generates new challenges but also new chances for the film industry. Gathering information has the top priority. Thus, the specialised trade show cinec provides an ideal market place for all film professionals. Booths can already been booked for the event in fall 2014.
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Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras Deliver Super-Heroic Image Quality and Precision Performance for Complex Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Visual Effects Sequences
The latest achievement in motion picture visual effects, Marvel’s "Iron Man 3" thrilled audiences with astonishing visuals, many of which were created by superimposing computer graphic imagery (CGI) on to live-action stunt footage. Challenged by the precise matching those visual elements required, the "Iron Man 3" effects team relied on the outstanding image quality and mobility of EOS C300 Cinema cameras from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Featuring Emmy® Award winning Canon Super 35mm CMOS image sensor technology for full 1920 x 1080 HD capture, and a highly mobile camera body weighing just over 3 lbs., six Canon EOS C300 camera’s served as “witness cameras” for accurate close-up tracking of stunt actors’ movements. The footage captured using Canon EOS C300 cameras was then used by visual effects facilities as a reference to convincingly overlay photorealistic CGI of Iron Man armor and other imagery on to main-camera footage.
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Q-Ball tracks the talent at 2013 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!'
Q-Ball tracks the talent at 2013 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!'Remotely controlled pan/tilt/zoom equipment from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with long experience in designing speciality camera systems, will track contestants in the winter 2013 series of the reality television show 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!' on ITV in the UK and channel 3e in Ireland. ITV is producing the programmes in full 1080-line high-definition with technical infrastructure supplied by Gearhouse Broadcast.
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Alphadogs Cruise The Sunset Strip
Alphadogs Cruise The Sunset StripHollywood’s infamous Sunset Strip has a heart and soul of its very own. Just a mile-and-a-half long, the strip started as just a humble dirt road that connected Hollywood studios to a new development called Beverly Hills. This was only the beginning of what would later become one of the most recognized boulevards in the world. In the feature documentary "Sunset Strip," written and directed by Hans Fjellestad, audiences are taken on a journey through time with gangsters, musicians, movie celebrities and dreamers from all walks of life that have made Sunset Strip what it is today. Recently finishing post services with Burbank based AlphaDogs, the film is now available On Demand and DVD. (http://sunsetstripthemovie.com/)
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Tiger Aspect Avoids Spilling Blood Over Digital Dailies Review on “Ripper Street” With Aframe
Tiger Aspect Avoids Spilling Blood Over Digital Dailies Review on “Ripper Street” With AframeBy Moving to Aframe’s Secure Cloud Service, Tiger Aspect Make Dailies and Rough Cuts Accessible, Fast - and Easily Available Online, iPads or Laptops - while Saving Time and Hassle
Aframe announced that its cloud video production platform helped London production firm Tiger Aspect Productions to solve a classic challenge in TV drama production: getting digital dailies and other works in process assembled, reviewed and distributed efficiently with a large and geographically dispersed team of professionals on the move.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom generate fright night excitement for smash hit 'Release the Hounds'
Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom generate fright night excitement for smash hit 'Release the Hounds'Q-Ball and MiniZoom remotely controlled equipment from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with long experience in designing speciality camera systems, were used with great success in a new one-hour-format television show broadcast by UK TV on Halloween. It is also now viewable on YouTube. 'Release the Hounds' combines horror and humour with scream-out-loud moments. The UK version is hosted by television and radio presenter Reggie Yates.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Sebastian Vettel Making History As Four-Times Grand Prix World Champion
Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Sebastian Vettel Making History As Four-Times Grand Prix World ChampionQ-Ball remotely controlled pan/tilt/zoom equipment from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with long experience in designing speciality camera systems, captured the moment on the winner’s podium when Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel's victory celebration was broadcast globally from the Indian Grand Prix motor race on October 27. It was Vettel's sixth consecutive victory this season and makes him only the fourth man in history to win four titles in the world series. With a total of 10 wins in 16 races, Vettel could yet match Michael Schumacher's record of 13 wins in a single year. Currently driving for the Austrian Red Bull team, he now goes on to race in Abu Dhabi, the United States and Brazil.
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NuContext Creative Names Laura Feldman as New Director of Creative Services
NuContext Creative Names Laura Feldman as New Director of Creative ServicesNuContext Creative continues their 2013 expansion by welcoming Laura Feldman as their new Director of Creative Services. Feldman returns to L.A. from her previous stints at DDB Worldwide and Droga5 in New York City. Angela Guice, Founder/Executive Producer of the multi-award winning entertainment marketing agency, made the announcement. In her new post, Feldman will spearhead the creative supervision and project management of NuContext Creative’s On-Air and Digital marketing teams.
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Miraizon Releases Cinematize Pro HD - Industry’s First Full Quality HD Clip Extractor for Blu-Ray and AVCHD
Miraizon®, a Daly City-based digital media software company, announced today the immediate availability of its new product Cinematize® Pro HD. Cinematize Pro HD is the industry’s first full quality HD clip extractor for Blu-ray and AVCHD. Unlike other seemingly similar tools, Cinematize Pro HD is unique in its ability to extract clips of any length, from any part of even complex Blu-Ray or AVCHD media, and decode them into editable formats while preserving the full original HD quality with little or no degradation.
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DuArt Adds 21 Edit Bays And Two Insert Stages To Post Production Facility
DuArt Adds 21 Edit Bays And Two Insert Stages To Post Production FacilityCompletely Renovated 7th Floor Increases Capacity for NYC’s Comprehensive Post Facility
DuArt, New York City’s comprehensive audio, video and digital media post facility, has added new capacity for its production and post clients. The latest expansion at DuArt includes 21 additional edit bays, along with two new insert stages.
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and VUDU Launch "VUDU Extras+," a New Interactive Movie-Watching Experience
Digital Innovation Delivers Enhanced Extras Like Scene Search and Social Media Sharing
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) and VUDU, Walmart's subscription-free video streaming service, are delivering a new, enhanced way for movie fans to experience their digital movies with VUDU Extras+. Fans can now enjoy extras they've come to love from DVD and Blu-ray titles online with additional interactive features.
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Post-production Company Uses Snell’s Alchemist OD to Convert Muse 4K Ultra HD Concert
Post-production Company Uses Snell’s Alchemist OD to Convert Muse 4K Ultra HD ConcertStadium rockers Muse recorded their concert in Rome’s Olympic stadium in July this year in breathtaking 4K. Serpent Productions recorded the gig in both HD and 4K simultaneously using Sony F55 cameras.
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BTV Post Completes World’s First 4K Digital Cinema Frame Rate Conversion From 25p to 24p With Snell’s Alchemist OD
BTV Post Completes World’s First 4K Digital Cinema Frame Rate Conversion From 25p to 24p With Snell’s Alchemist ODPost-production Company Uses Snell’s Alchemist OD to Convert Muse 4K Ultra HD Concert
Stadium rockers Muse recorded their concert in Rome’s Olympic stadium in July this year in breathtaking 4K. Serpent Productions recorded the gig in both HD and 4K simultaneously using Sony F55 cameras.
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Big Sky Award Gets Bigger - Cash Prize For Winning Film About The West
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival’s Trademark Award Now Worth $1000 For Winning Filmmaker
The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (BSDFF) is pleased to announce that its signature accolade, the prestigious Big Sky Award, will deliver a $1000 cash prize for its winner at the 2014 festival. Funding for the award comes courtesy of the Montana Film Office, whose generous sponsorship accounts for the cash award as well as stipends to help award competitors travel to Missoula in February. A panel of film industry jurors will chose the winner from a group of films in-competition and Montana Film Commissioner, Deny Staggs, will present the prize at an awards celebration during the festival.
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Sony Pictures Digital Productions Applies Finishing Touch to “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”
Sony Pictures Digital Productions Applies Finishing Touch to “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”Sound and DI teams pay a return visit to Swallow Falls and the results are delicious.
Post-production work for Sony Pictures Animation’s "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2," the much anticipated sequel to the 2009 hit, was completed by Sony Pictures Digital Productions (SPDP) on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City. SPDP talent oversaw sound editorial, sound mixing, color grading and editorial finishing for the animated movie, working alongside their counterparts from Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) and Sony Pictures Animation , who created the film’s final animation. It’s the latest project to utilize an integrated workflow linking production, animation, visual effects and post production operations on the Sony lot. "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" released nationwide in 2D and 3D on September 27th.
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"Video Shooter: Mastering Storytelling Techniques, Third Edition" By Barry Braverm Out Now!
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From Barry Braverman the 2nd Unit cinematographer of "Moonrise Kingdom" and Wes Anderson's original short subject "Bottle Rocket" comes "Video Shooter: Mastering Storytelling Techniques, Third Edition," a new book from The Focal Press. "Video Shooter" is a uniquely humorous and insightful guidebook that goes beyond the equipment and shooting technicalities to instill a practical and deep appreciation for the craft of visual storytelling. In his book Braverman draws from decades of experience working on high-profile documentaries and feature films to explain the makings of a truly compelling cinematic experience and program.
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Red TX Mixes the Audio for Morrissey’s New Film
Red TX Mixes the Audio for Morrissey’s New FilmCelebrating 25 Years Of The Singer’s Solo Career, This Unique Film Was Recorded Live In Los Angeles And Mixed In The UK By Red TX Director Tim Summerhayes.
Broadcast audio specialists Red TX played a pivotal role in the production of "MORRISSEY 25: LIVE FROM HOLLYWOOD HIGH," recorded at Hollywood High, a legacy concert film that celebrates 25 years of this enigmatic performer’s solo career.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball Wows Lennon Bus Visitors at IBC2013
Camera Corps Q-Ball Wows Lennon Bus Visitors at IBC2013Q-Ball remotely controlled pan/tilt/zoom equipment from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with long experience in designing speciality camera systems, greeted visitors to the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus throughout IBC2013, Amsterdam, September 13-17. In continuous demonstration adjacent to the entrance, the Q-Ball gave visitors immediate experience of the high-efficiency ultra-modern systems deployed throughout the truck.
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Warner Bros. Clicks Its Heels Together With Habitat for Humanity For "There's No Place Like Home" Campaign Celebrating The 75th Anniversary Of "The Wizard of Oz™"
Warner Bros. Clicks Its Heels Together With Habitat for Humanity For "There's No Place Like Home" Campaign Celebrating The 75th Anniversary Of "The Wizard of Oz™"Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Entertainment Corporate Responsibility Team Up for Year-Long Fundraising Campaign at www.thewizardofoz.com/habitat
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) and Warner Bros. Entertainment Corporate Responsibility (WBE) announced today a partnership with Habitat for Humanity to launch "There's No Place Like Home," a campaign celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the classic film, The Wizard of Oz™. The year-long program kicks off today with a digital fundraising campaign and, throughout the year, will feature several themed initiatives and events supporting Habitat for Humanity's work to create decent, safe and affordable housing in partnership with low-income families.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball Takes Red Bull Cliff Diving Right to The Edge
Camera Corps Q-Ball Takes Red Bull Cliff Diving Right to The EdgeQ-Ball remotely controlled pan/tilt/zoom equipment from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with long experience in designing speciality camera systems, provided dynamic coverage of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Boston, Massachusetts, on August 25. A Q-Ball was mounted at the extreme edge of the diving platform, 90 feet above Boston Harbor.
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MTI Film Adds J.D. Vandenberghe as Product Manager
MTI Film Adds J.D. Vandenberghe as Product ManagerFormer ARRI workflow specialist will spearhead Cortex development.
MTI Film, a leading developer of software applications for dailies processing, media transcoding and film restoration, has appointed Jean-Dominique “J.D.” Vandenberghe as Product Manager. Formerly Workflow Project Manager at ARRI, Vandenberghe brings a strong background in engineering and mathematics, and broad experience with digital cinema camera systems and workflow technologies.
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Sound Devices 788T Keeps Viewers Hooked On "Breaking Bad"
Sound Devices 788T Keeps Viewers Hooked On "Breaking Bad"Emmy Award-Nominated Sound Mixer Relies on Sound Devices Mixers and Recorders
When Production Sound Mixer Darryl L. Frank, CAS, takes to the set of the critically acclaimed AMC series "Breaking Bad" to capture the hit drama’s dynamic sound, he turns to the 788T and 744T Digital Audio Recorders, 442 Production Mixer and CL-WiFi Interface for 788T from Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production. He and his team were recently recognized with a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series, for their work on the show.
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Regular Entry Deadline Approaching for 11th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Postmark Deadline - September 9, 2013
The regular entry deadline is approaching for the 11th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Widely recognized as the premier venue for non-fiction film in the American West, the event accepts entries in all documentary forms and styles. Selected films, including world and U.S. premieres, classics, rare and experimental works, are screened in several venues including the historic Wilma Theater in downtown Missoula, Montana, February 14-23, 2014.
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Calibre UK Hits The Big Screen To Process Alternative Content At Europe’s Largest International Film Festival
Prague-based rental and staging experts, Altei provides Calibre UK HQView400DC alternative content processors to scale and process content across cinemas at 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2013
Europe’s largest international film event, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) relied on none other than Calibre UK for scaling and switching of alternative cinema content. Provided by Prague-based system integration, rental and staging experts Altei, HQView400DC processors were integrated with Sony 4K digital cinema projectors located throughout multiple cinemas that were used for event screenings.
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Arrow Media’s Latest ”Hairy Bikers” Series Uses Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform To Save Storage Costs, Enable Secure Remote Review & Approval
Arrow Media’s Latest ”Hairy Bikers” Series Uses Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform To Save Storage Costs, Enable Secure Remote Review & ApprovalTriple-Redundant Secure Cloud Backup Saves 3 TB of Storage And Saves The Day If Drives Fail, While Enabling Secure Remote Viewings For Production Team, Commissioners and Broadcaster
Aframe said that Arrow Media, award-winning producers of long-form video programming in the UK and worldwide, is using the Aframe cloud video production and asset management platform to expedite production and enable secure, lower cost and highly redundant cloud storage for the latest series from the wildly popular “Hairy Bikers,” TV chefs Si King and David Myers who are stepping out of the kitchen for the first time.
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Aliens With An Appetite Descend Upon AlphaDogs
Aliens With An Appetite Descend Upon AlphaDogsAliens with a ravenous appetite for summertime campers have descended upon AlphaDogs in the action sci-fi thriller "Alien Hunger." Starring Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica) and Vernon Wells (Road Warrior, Commando) "Alien Hunger" keeps audiences on the edge of their seats as something that’s "not of this earth" terrorizes and feeds on the flesh of campers only yards away from the comforts of the park rangers' home. The film will screen at various festivals and be available on DVD later this year.
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Margarita Mix Hollywood Adds Color Finishing to Become a One-Stop Shop
Margarita Mix Hollywood Adds Color Finishing to Become a One-Stop ShopMargarita Mix Hollywood, a FotoKem company that has been providing award-winning audio post services to the entertainment and advertising industries for 34 years, has developed a unique post production finishing workflow that includes the addition of two color suites and an upgraded hub for media management. The expansion and inventive new process enable content creators to complete audio and video work simultaneously at a single facility, adding speed and cost efficiencies to the workflow.
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Starz and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution Announce Multiyear Film Library Licensing Agreement
Expansive Deal Fortifies Pipeline of Great Movies for STARZ and ENCORE Premium Channels, On Demand and Online/PLAY Services
Starz and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution announced a multiyear film library licensing agreement for hundreds of Fox movies to air commercial-free on the STARZ and ENCORE premium channels and associated HD, on-demand, and authenticated online offerings, including STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Reaction To Birth Of Royal Baby
Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Reaction To Birth Of Royal BabyQ-Ball remotely controlled camera equipment from Camera Corps (a Vitec Group company) televised the world's newsmedia as they converged on London to report the birth of the new heir to the crown of the United Kingdom. BBC Television positioned the system to capture high-definition footage of the entrance to St Mary's Hospital, London, on 22 July, and of reporters, television camera crews and photographers covering the event. Images both of the hospital entrance and the assembled newsmedia were televised live and recorded for subsequent broadcast, including nationwide news coverage the same evening.
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Cinelicious Provides 4K Restoration To The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Animation Showcase “The Giants First Steps” Curated By Acme Filmworks
Cinelicious Provides 4K Restoration To The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Animation Showcase “The Giants First Steps” Curated By Acme FilmworksProgram To Keynote SIGGRAPH 2013; Features Early Films of Animation Luminaries
Cinelicious is proud to have contributed to the 4K restoration of the films featured in “The Giants First Steps,” a program by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with Acme Filmworks’ Executive Producer and program curator Ron Diamond.
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American Empire Occupies AlphaDogs Domain
American Empire Occupies AlphaDogs DomainBurbank based AlphaDogs Post Production is pleased to announce the release of the docufilm "American Empire" on Amazon instant streaming and DVD this July. The film is also available on i-Tunes, Vudu and Xbox.
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Cinedigm Powers Global Distribution Service With Aspera
The largest worldwide aggregator of independent digital content has deployed solutions from Aspera to achieve high-speed deliveries to its distribution partners
Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced that Cinedigm, the leading entertainment distributor and largest aggregator of independent digital content worldwide, is now using Aspera’s high-speed fasp™ technology for digital content deliveries to all of its partner distribution platforms, as well as to pull in content from independent film producers and studios.
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Athena Studios Names Brice Parker Producer
Athena Studios Names Brice Parker ProducerAthena Studios, an Emeryville, CA-based company that provides full production services for film, TV, advertising, and multimedia clients and projects, has signed CG Animation Production Manager Brice Parker to the newly created position of Producer. Parker will oversee development of the studio's forthcoming original stop motion and visual effects projects. Jon V. Peters, Founder of Athena Studios, made the announcement.
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Kneece Relies on OConnor for Hallmark’s The Confession
Kneece Relies on OConnor for Hallmark’s The ConfessionHallmark Channel movies are shot in practical locations and on short shooting schedules. Shot in and around Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the majority of Beverly Lewis’ The Confession takes place in an unoccupied five-story mansion. To capture this location in all its glory, cinematographer Dan Kneece relied on Arri’s Alexa, an array of different lenses and the OConnor 2575. OConnor, is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
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Ron Schwartz Promoted To President And General Manager, Lionsgate Home Entertainment Sales & Distribution
Company's Home Entertainment Business Continuing To Build Momentum Following Record Year
Ron Schwartz, a 20-year veteran of Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and its predecessor companies, has been promoted to President and General Manager of Lionsgate Home Entertainment Sales and Distribution, the Company announced today.
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The Wizard of Oz in 3D & IMAX® for the First Time Ever!
The Wizard of Oz in 3D & IMAX® for the First Time Ever!Warner Bros. to Celebrate the Film’s 75th Anniversary with Huge Fall 2013 Initiative Film Returns to the Big Screen for Exclusive IMAX® 3D One-Week Run on September 20, The 75th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Available October 1 on Blu-ray™, Blu-ray 3D™, DVD and UltraViolet™
Marking the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz," Warner Bros. has produced a 3D remastered version of the film which will launch a comprehensive, cross-divisional campaign encompassing theatrical, home entertainment, consumer products and a number of promotional partnerships.
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2014 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Call For Entries Now Open
Largest Documentary Event in the American West Expects Another Lineup of World-Class Non-Fiction Films for 11th Annual Festival
Several months removed from an epic 10th anniversary event, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is officially open for business. BSDFF is now seeking submissions of non-fiction films of all genres, subject matter, lengths and production dates for the next festival which will be held February 14th – 23rd, 2014. The competitive event includes awards Best Documentary Feature (over 50 minutes), Best Documentary Short (under 50 minutes) and Big Sky Award (best film about the American West).
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DPA Microphones Spends a Night at the Opera
DPA Microphones Spends a Night at the OperaCompany’s 4017 Shotgun Microphones Chosen by Giacomo De Caterini to ensure discreet audio capture for important DVD recordings of two Roman operas
The sound team at the Parco Della Musica Auditorium in Rome recently selected DPA Microphones’ Reference Standard 4017 Shotgun Microphones to record the audio for a specially commissioned double DVD of two operas that were being performed as part of the Santa Cecilia Opera Studio, a master programme devoted to Bel Canto. With high quality, discreet audio set as prerequisites from the director (no microphones were to be seen in the video footage), sound engineer Giacomo De Caterini initially struggled to comply with the director’s instruction.
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DPA Microphones Spends A Night At The Opera
DPA Microphones Spends A Night At The OperaDPA’s 4017 Shotgun Microphones proved the ideal solution for sound engineer Giacomo De Caterini when he was asked to ensure that no microphones were visible during an important DVD shoot to capture two operas in Rome.
The sound team at the Parco Della Musica Auditorium in Rome recently turned to DPA Microphones’ Reference Standard 4017 Shotgun Microphones to record the audio for a specially commissioned double DVD of two operas that were being performed as part of the Santa Cecilia Opera Studio, a master programme devoted to Bel Canto.
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The Day Dragons Attacked the World
The Day Dragons Attacked the WorldRogue State turns to LightWave 11.5 3D software to conquer CG dragons and220 visual effects shots for Dracano
In Dracano, a volcanic eruption in the Pacific Northwest spews lava, steam and fire—along with eggs that hatch ancient, menacing, winged dragons that prey on man. Since similar volcanic eruptions in Russia, Japan, and other “Ring of Fire” regions are also releasing these menacing creatures into the world, scientists fear they are witnessing the start of a global dragon apocalypse.
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History Of The Eagles To Be Released On DVD And Blu-Ray On April 30 Through Capitol Records
Three-Disc Set Includes Acclaimed Two-Part Documentary Film And Previously Unreleased Live Concert Footage From The 1977 Hotel California Tour
Capitol Records has acquired the exclusive DVD/Blu-ray rights to "History of the Eagles," the iconic band's acclaimed documentary, which is set for release on Tuesday, April 30. This exceptional three-disc set includes History of the" Eagles Part One" and "History of the Eagles Part Two," as well as "Eagles Live At The Capital Centre" - March 1977, featuring never-before-released performances from the Eagles' two-night stand at Washington, D.C.'s Capital Center during the legendary Hotel California tour.
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