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GEORGE’s Lorcan Finnegan Takes EA Games to Its “Shiny Place”
News: GEORGE’s Lorcan Finnegan Takes EA Games to Its “Shiny Place”In U.S. debut, Irish director lenses inspired campaign launching new mobile game Bejeweled Stars
GEORGE’s Lorcan Finnegan has directed a new campaign for Electronic Arts and Team One that offers a whimsical take on the life-altering power of the new “match-3” game Bejeweled Stars.
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NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE, Is Highlight of 2016 NAB Show To
NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE®, Is a Highlight of 2016 NAB Show
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, drew crowds of 2016 NAB Show attendees to both its conference sessions and special screenings. These events featured top industry minds and creative talents, who joined to discuss forward-looking techniques and challenges related to making content for theatrical release and beyond.
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AFI Announces Full Slate of AFI DOCS 2016 Films
94 Films from 30 Countries Include Three World Premieres Screening June 22–26 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD
Today, the American Film Institute (AFI) announced the slate of films for AFI DOCS 2016, running June 22–26 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD. The 14th edition showcases 94 films representing 30 countries, including three world premieres, seven North American premieres, three U.S. premieres, 12 East Coast premieres and one international premiere. AFI DOCS 2016 screenings will take place in Washington, DC, at the Newseum and the Landmark E Street Cinema, and in Silver Spring, MD, at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.
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Rita Moreno and Quentin Tarantino To Receive AFI Honorary Degrees
2016 COMMENCEMENT WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 15, 2016 AT 9:30 A.M.
The American Film Institute announced today it will confer Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa upon Rita Moreno and Quentin Tarantino. Both Moreno and Tarantino will be recognized for their contributions to the art of the moving image during the AFI Conservatory's commencement ceremony on June 15, 2016 at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre.
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Acclaimed Director Keif Davidson signs with Park Pictures
News: Acclaimed Director Keif Davidson signs with Park PicturesBicoastal production company Park Pictures has signed Oscar-nominated documentary and commercial director Kief Davidson for exclusive International representation. Nominated for an Oscar for his documentary Open Heart, Davidson has earned acclaim for striking work for global brands such as GE, Toyota, Absolut and Facebook. In collaboration with the Lego Company, Davidson directed the tremendously popular Radius/Weinstein Company feature doc A Lego Brickumentary in 2015.
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Post Production Spotlighted at Inaugural Event : One Giant Step Forward For Post Production
News: Post Production Spotlighted at Inaugural Event : One Giant Step Forward For Post ProductionAn innovative film editing competition debuts on May 14, 2016
Post production filmmaking launches out of the edit bay and into the spotlight at the debut of L.A. Post Fest, the first of its kind international film festival devoted to the creative and technical process of post production.
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New Branded And Immersive Storytelling Studio OffAbbot Launches
News: New Branded And Immersive Storytelling Studio OffAbbot LaunchesContent Leader Relentlessly Focused On Branded Content, Immersive 360VR Story Telling And Drone Technologies; Also, Adam Cohen Named Head Of VR Production
Branded and immersive storytelling studio OffAbbothas launched. Led by Executive Producers Justin Towery and Scott Flor, OffAbbot separates itself from the creative pack thanks to a deep roster of directors and creative strategists that bring a decidedly filmic approach to digital content as well as 360 video and drone storytelling.
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Washington Square Films Signs Acclaimed Director Alison Klayman
News: Washington Square Films Signs Acclaimed Director Alison KlaymanNew York-based Washington Square Films has signed New York Times Director to Watch Alison Klayman for her first commercial representation. Named on a NYT list of rising international filmmaking talents under 40, Klayman’s debut feature documentary, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, was shortlisted for an Academy Award, nominated for two Emmys, won a Sundance Special Jury Prize and earned a Director's Guild of America nomination. In commercials, Alison has directed noteworthy branded work for lululemon and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, among others.
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Free Editing & Visual Effects Software Released for YouTube Creators
FXHOME (hitfilm.com) today released all-in-one video editing and visual effects software HitFilm 4 Express (hitfilm.com/express), designed to enable a new generation of online creators. Available for free, its powerful technology gives YouTubers the ability to make bigger and better content than ever before; from music videos and Let’s Play videos to action movies with blockbuster-quality visual effects.
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Lesli Linka Glatter To Receive 26th Annual Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal
News: Lesli Linka Glatter To Receive 26th Annual Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni MedalPrevious Recipients Include Darren Aronofsky, Anne Garefino, Patty Jenkins, Janusz Kamiński, David Lynch, Terrence Malick and Wally Pfister
The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that celebrated director/producer Lesli Linka Glatter — an alumna of the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) — will receive the 2016 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal. This honor recognizes the extraordinary creative talents of AFI alumni who embody the qualities of filmmaker Franklin J. Schaffner: talent, taste, dedication and commitment to quality storytelling in film and television. Applauding the remarkable talent of the artist affiliated with such influential series as HOMELAND, MAD MEN and TWIN PEAKS, the presentation of the Schaffner Medal will take place at the AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams in Hollywood on June 9, 2016.
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Alkemy X Adds Director Scott Ross to Diverse Talent Roster
News: Alkemy X Adds Director Scott Ross to Diverse Talent RosterAlkemy X’s talent roster continues to expand with the addition of Director Scott Ross. Ross brings extensive experience to his new role at Alkemy X, including a variety of work in the industries of fashion, experimental film, music videos, fine art, commercial advertisements and virtual reality.
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LightHouse Films Welcomes Tabletop Director Claire Benoist
Acclaimed Photographer-Turned Filmmaker Brings Distinctive Style To Full Service Creative Production/Post Boutique
LightHouse Films, the 8-year-old full service creative production and post boutique led by Partner/Executive Producer Thibaut Estellon, has added tabletop director Claire Benoist to its roster of talent. With commercial credits that include motion and still work for Target, Coca Cola, Verizon, Nestle, Macy’s, AARP, Unilever, Benoist’s style easily lends itself to adjectives such as “youthful,” “energetic,” “colorful” and “inventive.”
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Sherpas Cinema Takes People on the "Ride of Their Life" in "FlyOver America"
News: Sherpas Cinema Takes People on the "Ride of Their Life" in "FlyOver America"Adventure filmmaking innovators, who direct advertising through Accomplice Media, deliver stunning sequel to their popular Vancouver attraction, “FlyOver Canada.”
FlyOver America, a new special venue attraction directed by Sherpas Cinema (known for the adventure films Into the Mind and All.I.Can as well as adrenalin-pounding television spots for RAM, Jeep and Mitsubishi produced via Accomplice Media) recently debuted at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, with the $30 million attraction promising to give visitors the “ride of their life.”
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X-Rite professional calibration for Atomos monitor-recorders
Every brand of monitor in the field and in the editing suite naturally drifts in color over time, but not all monitors have the capability to correct this drift. Atomos have partnered with the leaders in professional calibration, X-Rite to deliver high end professional color calibration to the range of Atomos monitor-recorders.
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AtomOS7.1 for Flame Series adds PQ in/out and HDR Waveform
Within a month of launching the world’s first HDR monitor-recorders, Atomos announces new features for the Flame series, broadening the HDR usage & improving the ease of use when exposing for HDR – all of these improvements are the result of real world user feedback.
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Cinematographers Guild Announces NAB Show Lineup
Members of the International Cinematographers Guild will be involved in more than two dozen events at the NAB Show this year, in addition to the Guild's previously announced hosted panels: Catnapped! Key and Peele's 'Keanu' (April 19, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM) and Drones: Opening New Vistas to Content (April 20, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM). The Keanu session will focus on on the creative collaboration between director Peter Atencio and cinematographer Jas Shelton when they worked together on Keanu. The second panel is a super session about filmmaking with drones, the new tool in the storyteller's toolbox. Panelists will delve into pre-production and production, technology, safety and permitting.
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Canon U.S.A. announces Canon 4k Imagery featured in IMAX® Film
Using Canon Cameras and Lenses, Teams Shooting from the International Space Station Capture Breathtaking Images of Our Planet from a Vantage Point Few Get to See
The future of 4K filmmaking is looking up — in fact, all the way to space. A Beautiful Planet, the latest 3D space documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Toni Myers and IMAX Entertainment, made in cooperation with NASA, will premiere in IMAX in New York on April 16 and was shot primarily in space using Canon cameras and lenses. The film will be shown to the public exclusively in IMAX®and IMAX®3D theaters beginning April 29.
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ASC Panel at NAB Will Explore A BEAUTIFUL PLANET with James Neihouse
News: ASC Panel at NAB Will Explore A BEAUTIFUL PLANET with James NeihouseThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will put James Neihouse, ASC in the spotlight to discuss his experience making the IMAX film A Beautiful Planet. The panel, moderated by journalist David Heuring, is part of the Creative Master Series at The National Associations of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas. It will be held on Monday, April 18 from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. in room S220 at the convention center. Neihouse will reveal his multi-year preparations and last-minute adaptations for this IMAX-NASA collaboration, which will be released exclusively in IMAX and IMAX 3D theaters beginning April 29.
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NAB News: Discover the future of audio at the Sennheiser and Neumann booth
Visitors to the Sennheiser and Neumann NAB booth (N5729) will be able to experience the future of audio: waiting to be discovered are an AMBEO 3D Audio 9.1 installation – featuring a selection of Neumann monitor loudspeakers – and a virtual-reality experience recorded with Sennheiser’s AMBEO VR mic. At the show, Sennheiser will launch the brand-new MKE 440 stereo microphone for DSLR cameras, and will also preview the HandMic digital and the MK 4 digital, the latest products developed in cooperation with A/D conversion specialists, Apogee.
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New CANON ME20F-SH Cinema Kit Offers Versatility For Filmmaking And Television Production
ME20F-SH Cinema Kit Includes 10 Accessories to Ready the Camera for Cinematic Applications
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the ME20F-SH Cinema Kit, which bundles the ME20F-SH Camera with 10 accessories to enhance the user operation and provide significant savings compared to purchasing the accessories separately. The ME20F-SH camera's CMOS sensor has pixels measuring 19 μm square1, which is more than 5.5 times the surface area of the pixels on the CMOS sensor featured in select top-of-the-line interchangeable lens cameras2. Its large pixel size enables the ME20F-SH to deliver magnificent imagery in normal lighting conditions, while also possessing the high sensitivity to capture Full HD video in less than 0.0005 lux3 (at maximum 75 dB gain setting, equivalent to an ISO sensitivity of more than 4,000,000). Along with its modular body and compact size, the image quality delivered by the ME20F-SH camera allows users to capture clear images in even the most demanding of applications including cinematic production, reality television, and nature/wildlife documentaries.
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LightHouse Films Welcomes Tabletop Director Claire Benoist
News: LightHouse Films Welcomes Tabletop Director Claire BenoistAcclaimed Photographer-Turned Filmmaker Brings Distinctive Style To Full Service Creative Production/Post Boutique
LightHouse Films, the 8-year-old full service creative production and post boutique led by Partner/Executive Producer Thibaut Estellon, has added tabletop director Claire Benoist to its roster of talent. With commercial credits that include motion and still work for Target, Coca Cola, Verizon, Nestle, Macy’s, AARP, Unilever, Benoist’s style easily lends itself to adjectives such as “youthful,” “energetic,” “colorful” and “inventive.”
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Filmmaker Jordan Brady Brings Commercial Directors Bootcamp to NYC
News: Filmmaker Jordan Brady Brings Commercial Directors Bootcamp to NYCSeasoned directors rarely share secrets, especially in a field as competitive and saturated as Commercial Directing. Jordan Brady is different. With nearly 1,000 national TV commercials to his credit, and counting, Brady feels an obligation to share what he’s learned. “Yes, we live in a world of tighter budgets where everyone is a ‘filmmaker’,” he said. “But the path to a healthy industry is openness, mentoring and an embrace of community. There are no secrets in a shared economy.” To that end, Brady launched his Commercial Directors Bootcamp in Fall 2015 with sold-out one-day seminars in Los Angeles and Dallas. The Bootcamp comes to New York City this Saturday, April 16, with veteran agency Senior Producer Damon Webster joining Brady as Guest Speaker.
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​SMPTE ​2016 NAB Show Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® - Booth L28
Winner of an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) is a global leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem. A professional membership association that is internationally recognized and accredited, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. For a century, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.
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Canon U.S.A. Exhibits Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions And 8K Technology At The 2016 NAB Show
News: Canon U.S.A. Exhibits Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions And 8K Technology At The 2016 NAB ShowAt the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its full line of professional 4K and high-definition imaging equipment for motion picture, television production, video content creation, and still photography at booth C4325.
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Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Announce 2016 Screening Series
News: Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Announce 2016 Screening SeriesAward-Winning Production Designers Are Focus of Film Series at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres Sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and the American Cinematheque are co-hosting the annual 2016 Screening Series “Production Design: Looking at Nothing, Seeing Everything” highlighting the work of renowned Production Designers and their creative collaborations. The monthly series will run from April through July, and the screenings will alternate between the American Cinematheque’s Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood) and the Max Palevsky Theatre at the Aero (1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica) with all screenings starting at 5:30 pm. The screening series is sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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Cinematographers Guild Announces NAB Panels (Key & Peele | Drones)
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) will host two sessions at the 2016 NAB Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. One will be a light-hearted look at Key and Peele’s cinematic debut, Keanu for Warner Bros., in which the hapless duo infiltrates a vicious gang to find their adorable ‘catnapped’ kitten. The other will explore one of the most exciting developments in film technology — drones.
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Drone Dudes Takes Flight With Switronix’s Hypercore Slim
News: Drone Dudes Takes Flight With Switronix’s Hypercore SlimProduction Company Selects Low-Profile, Durable Batteries to Power Aerial Cinematography
When director Andrew H. Petersen founded his Drone Dudes production company in 2005, he combined his unique experience in RC (remote control) and drone technology with his talents in filmmaking. Today, Petersen uses the Hypercore SLIM battery packs from Switronix, a leader in battery and charging solutions for the Digital Cinema and Professional Video industry, to power the array of handheld cameras for his unique aerial projects.
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AFI Partners with the White House
Submissions Now Open for K-12 Storytellers with the Theme "The World I Want to Live In
The American Film Institute has announced its collaboration with the White House on the third annual White House Student Film Festival, to be held in late summer 2016. Participant Media, a global entertainment company focused on inspiring social change, joins AFI in support of their work with young filmmakers of the White House Student Film Festival for a second year. Open to K-12 student filmmakers, the theme of this year’s festival is "The World I Want to Live In." Young storytellers are now encouraged to submit their short films based on this theme at WhiteHouse.Gov/FilmFest.
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Community Films Welcomes Director Clay Tweel After the Successful Sundance Debut of His Doc "Gleason"
News: Community Films Welcomes Director Clay Tweel After the Successful Sundance Debut of His Doc "Gleason"Community Films welcomes Director Clay Tweel to the company’s diverse roster of talent. Tweel joins Community right on the heels of the successful debut at the Sundance Film Festival of his feature-length documentary “Gleason.” The doc focuses on former NFL player Steve Gleason and his family’s struggle with his diagnosis of ALS. The film’s U.S. rights were purchased by Amazon Studios and Open Road Films just days after the Sundance Film Festival. Tweel is also the Co-Director of “Finders Keepers,” which was co-produced by Community Films. “Gleason” also received the 2016 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award for “Festival Favorites.”
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Batman v Superman: Curating a Product Placement Turkish Airlines
​Marsha R. Levine, a pioneer and leader in product placement in Hollywood, has successfully scored another aircraft placement with Turkish Airlines featured in Warner Bros. upcoming release of Batman v Superman.
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SMPTE at the 2016 NAB Show
The 2016 NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, will explore how content creators and storytellers combine artistry with motion-imaging technology to thrive today — and into the future. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, promote its upcoming educational conferences, and expand on details about its centennial celebration. The Society continues to encourage and support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through scholarships, membership programs, and events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society's annual networking social, which drew 100 participants to the SMPTE booth in 2015.
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Virtual Reality Gets Real At The Editors' Lounge
News: Virtual Reality Gets Real At The Editors' LoungeThe Editors’ Lounge recently hosted their monthly educational event at AlphaDogs Post Production in Burbank, CA where attendees got to learn the nuts and bolts of what it takes to deliver a successful Virtual Reality project. The evening consisted of 4 leading companies in the VR industry with discussions and demonstrations being given in a hands-on informal style setting.
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Director Julien Rocher Joins Troll Pictures
News: Director Julien Rocher Joins Troll PicturesLos Angeles-based commercial production company Tröll Pictures today announces the addition of Julien Rocher to its directorial roster. Rocher is an accomplished filmmaker with an eye for cinematic visuals that demand repeat viewings.
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Divergent Media Partners with Pomfort to Integrate ScopeBox with the Newest Version of Silverstack XT 5.1
ScopeBox Adds Full Time Scopes to Silverstack XT 5.1 with No Additional Hardware Needed
Divergent Media (www.divergentmedia.com) today announced it has partnered with Pomfort (www.pomfort.com) to integrate ScopeBox with its newest version of Silverstack XT. SilverStack is Pomfort’s signature media management software that has earned a reputation in the filmmaking community for its ability to facilitate and accelerate the film production workflow.
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Nancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA with Panasonic VariCam
News: Nancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA with Panasonic VariCamNancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA Celebrating International Women’s Day with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Cinema Camera/Recorders
Award-winning cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, ASC recently shot a two-minute public service announcement for YouTube with a pair of Panasonic VariCam 35 cinema camera/recorders. Honoring this week’s International Women’s Day, the spot profiles seven YouTube creators from around the world who serve as Change Ambassadors in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign, using their voices to stand up for gender equality. See the PSA here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAHDs83-YTc&feature=youtu.be.
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Top UK Colorist Adam Inglis Launches U.S. Career through Post Factory NY
News: Top UK Colorist Adam Inglis Launches U.S. Career through Post Factory NYGrades indie films “Little Men” and “Breakable You.”
British colorist Adam Inglis, whose credits include such features as Far From the Madding Crowd, Mr. Turner and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, as well as the television mini-series Wolf Hall, has allied with Post FactoryNY, a SIM Group company, for U.S.-based feature and television projects. He has already completed two projects through Post FactoryNY, performing final grading for the independent films Little Men and Breakable You.
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Renowned Filmmaker Ang Lee to Address NAB Show's The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie
News: Renowned Filmmaker Ang Lee to Address NAB Show's The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie-- Session to Screen Footage From Upcoming Film ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk;’ Will Feature Cutting-Edge Exhibition of 120 Frames-Per-Second 3D at 4K Resolution --
Renowned director Ang Lee will present a keynote address and screen footage from his upcoming film “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” at NAB Show’s Future of Cinema Conference, produced in partnership with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). Lee will discuss his vision for cinema and the creative opportunities for the future of filmmaking. In a world exclusive, the audience will enjoy the first-ever public screening from the upcoming movie in its native 4K, 3D, 120-frames-per-second format using a cutting-edge dual laser projection system. The 90-minute presentation begins at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
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Ditch Welcomes New Editor Aaron Nelson; Promotes Ben Thompson to Creative Editor
News: Ditch Welcomes New Editor Aaron Nelson; Promotes Ben Thompson to Creative EditorDitch Owner/Editor Brody Howard has expanded the company’s talent roster by welcoming Creative Editor Aaron Nelson and promoting long-time Assistant Editor Ben Thompson to a full Creative Editor position. www.ditchedit.com This expansion comes just on the heels of Howard entering into a new partnership to launch the new interactive studio Ditch Creative.
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AFI Alumnus Wins Best Picture Oscar
SPOTLIGHT Producer Steve Golin Takes Night's Top Honor; AFI Alumni on Film Also Include Cinematographer and Boston Globe Journalist
The American Film Institute is proud to highlight the AFI Conservatory alumni featured in the 88th Academy Awards®, which followed an unprecedented awards season run for AFI graduates. Producer Steve Golin (AFI Class of 1981) received the Best Picture Oscar® at night's end for SPOTLIGHT. The film's credits also include cinematographer Masanobu Takayanagi (AFI Class of 2002) with a special thanks to Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe journalist Michael Rezendes (AFI Class of 1999), whose character is played by Mark Ruffalo in the film.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2016 Board of Directors Officers
Mike Chambers Re-Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2016 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2016 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was re-elected as Board Chair.
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Bodega Signs Directors Jon Dennis and Randy Hackett
News: Bodega Signs Directors Jon Dennis and Randy HackettNew York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega has signed directors Jon Dennis and Randy Hackett for U.S. commercial representation. This marks the first official U.S. representation for Dennis, who has a diverse directorial background spanning commercials, live sports, branded content, and network promos for the likes of BBC, Sky and Channel 4. Hackett is a copywriter-turned-director who brings a sharp eye for casting to deliver singular comedic performances that earned him numerous industry accolades for his directing and writing including AICP, Hatch, New York Festivals and Clios.
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AFI Conservatory Alumni Win Big at BAFTA Awards, Sundance and More
Most Recent Alumni Honors Include Major Wins from BAFTA, Sundance, WGA and More
With the awards season now in its final weeks, the American Film Institute is proud to share the latest accomplishments of AFI Conservatory alumni.
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THE REVENANT Wins American Society of Cinematographers Theatrical Award
News: THE REVENANT Wins American Society of Cinematographers Theatrical AwardCASANOVA and MARCO POLO Take Top Honors in TV Categories; MACBETH and SON OF SAUL Tie for Spotlight Award
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Vanja Cernjul, ASC, HFS; Pierre Gill, CSC; Adam Arkapaw, ACS; and Mátyás Erdély, HSC earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 30th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony took place here Sunday night at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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PS Production Services Honours Sari Friedland with the Douglas James Dales Industry Builder Award
News: PS Production Services Honours Sari Friedland with the Douglas James Dales Industry Builder AwardIndependent producer Sari Friedland is celebrated as the recipient of the 2016 Douglas James Dales Industry Builder Award. Named for the late Doug Dales, founder of PS Production Services, the annual award is presented to a producer whose sustained, voluntary, selfless service, contribution and commitment has benefited the Canadian film and television production industry. The award was presented last night at the PS Dinner on the Hill, held in conjunction with the Canadian Media Production Associations Prime Time Conference in Ottawa.
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2016 HPA Tech Retreat Unveils Expanded Schedule
Diverse Offerings Take Attendees From Deep Space, Through Virtual Reality, To Star Wars and Beyond HDR With Fascinating Stops Along the Way
The HPA Tech Retreat® has announced the latest schedule for the 22nd HPA Tech Retreat. The HPA Tech Retreat takes place February 16 to 19, 2016, in Indian Wells, California.
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Interstate Welcomes Directing Duo TOMAT
News: Interstate Welcomes Directing Duo TOMATAward-Winning Brazilian Team Brings Their Comedy and VFX Chops to Directors’ Group
Award-winning directors’ group Interstate has signed Rio De Janeiro-based directing duo TOMAT for exclusive US representation.
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Kodak Unveils Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge Winners
News: Kodak Unveils Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge WinnersScreening of Semi-Finalists at Slamdance Showcases Glorious Array of Super 8 Films
Kodak announced the Grand Prize winners of the KODAK Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge, following a screening of remarkable works from the 15 semi-finalists’ films at the Slamdance Film Festival last night. Kodak launched the Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge in November 2015 as part of the company’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of Super 8, a beloved format that inspires content creators far and wide.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Sam Raimi with with Filmmaker Award
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Sam Raimi with with Filmmaker Award2016 MPSE Golden Reel Awards Slated for February 27th
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today announces that it will honor Sam Raimi with its annual Filmmaker Award. The director of the blockbuster Spider-Man featuresand the low-budget horror classic The Evil Dead is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. He will receive the award at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony February 27th in Los Angeles.
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SGO Celebrates Tel Aviv's Edit Studios' Award-winning Projects
Baba Joon” named Best Film at the recent “Ofir” Awards, Israeli version of the Oscars
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AFI Conservatory Alumni Receive Five Oscar Nominations
AFI Conservatory Thesis Film Is Among The Nominees
TWO FOR BEST PICTURE: Steve Golin BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Robert Richardson
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Short Film contest w/ Guy Ritchie + Warner Bros – Free Entry
News: Short Film contest w/ Guy Ritchie + Warner Bros – Free EntryBrompton to challenge the movie maker in you – Guy Ritchie, Josh Berger and Lionel Wigram to judge global film competition
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The Foundry honored in annual Scientific and Technical Awards
MARI 3D texture painting system recognized by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
The Foundry, leading creative software developer, has announced that its MARI development team will be honored by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on Saturday, February 13. The awards recognize individuals that have added value to the filmmaking process. For their contributions to MARI’s development, Jack Greasley, Kiyoyuki Nakagaki, Duncan Hopkins and Carl Rand from The Foundry will receive an Academy Plaque in the Scientific and Engineering Awards category at the ceremony to be held at the Beverley Wiltshire in Beverly Hills.
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American Society of Cinematographers Nominates Beasts of No Nation, Macbeth and Son of Saul for Spotlight Award
News: American Society of Cinematographers Nominates Beasts of No Nation, Macbeth and Son of Saul for Spotlight AwardThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has nominated three cinematographers for the 2016 Spotlight Award, which recognizes outstanding cinematography in feature-length projects that are screened at festivals, internationally, or in limited theatrical release. The winner will be announced at the 30th ASC Awards on February 14, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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Documentary Filmmaking with Sam Painter
News: Documentary Filmmaking with Sam PainterHost Ben Consoli welcomes Sam Painter, the cinematographer behind some of the most influential modern documentaries including “Going Clear” and “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine”, to discuss the art of documentary cinematography.
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Panavision and Ludwig Kameraverleih Announce Distribution Deal
News: Panavision and Ludwig Kameraverleih Announce Distribution DealPanavision, the entertainment industry’s leading designer, manufacturer and rental provider of high-precision optics and camera systems, has reached a distribution agreement with Ludwig Kameraverleih in Germany. The highly regarded rental facility will now be able to provide filmmakers in the region with Panavision’s extensive range of spherical and anamorphic lenses, including the popular Primo 70 series for larger sensor digital cameras. This partnership deepens Ludwig’s portfolio of filmmaking gear and broadens Panavision’s reach.
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ASC Reveals Feature Film Nominees
News: ASC Reveals Feature Film NomineesAmerican Society of Cinematographers Nominates Bridge of Spies, Carol, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant and Sicario
The nominees in the theatrical release category of the 30th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement are Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC for Sicario, Janusz Kaminski for Bridge of Spies, Ed Lachman, ASC for Carol, Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC for The Revenant and John Seale, ASC, ACS for Mad Max: Fury Road. The winner will be revealed on February 14 during the ASC Awards gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
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Kodak Launches Super 8 Filmmaking Revival Initiative at CES 2016
News: Kodak Launches Super 8 Filmmaking Revival Initiative at CES 2016Filmmakers rally behind Kodak’s revival of Super 8
On the heels of celebrating 50 years of manufacturing Super 8 film, Kodak is launching an initiative aimed at putting Super 8 cameras into the hands of a new generation of filmmakers as well as meeting the needs of top directors, indie filmmakers and others who appreciate the art and craft of filmmaking.
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Dejan Georgevich, ASC, Shoots ‘Once in a Lifetime’ TV Pilot
News: Dejan Georgevich, ASC, Shoots ‘Once in a Lifetime’ TV PilotWith Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders
Dejan Georgevich, ASC, recently served as Director of Photography on Once in a Lifetime, a half-hour, rock ‘n roll television pilot shot with two Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera recorders. Lifetime was written by Iron Maiden’s groundbreaking bass player and songwriter, Stephen Harris.
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yU+co. Turns Downtown Los Angeles into a Mammoth Digital Playground for Grand Park and The Music Center's N.Y.E.L.A.
News: yU+co. Turns Downtown Los Angeles into a Mammoth Digital Playground for Grand Park and The Music Center's N.Y.E.L.A.In a first-of-its-kind immersive spectacle, dazzling digital imagery will appear to “bounce” between City Hall, the County Hall of Records and The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion as Los Angeles counts down to 2016.
On New Year’s Eve, three iconic buildings in downtown Los Angeles will provide the canvas for a projection mapping display unlike anything seen before. Part of the 3rd annual Grand Park + Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A., the breathtaking spectacle of morphing light, color, shape and sound will envelop—and sometimes appear to travel between—the facades of City Hall, the County Hall of Records and The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and celebrate Los Angeles as it joins other cities around the globe in ringing in the New Year.
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SMPTE and NAB Renew Technology Summit With 2016 'The Future of Cinema Conference'
News: SMPTE and NAB Renew Technology Summit With 2016 'The Future of Cinema Conference'SMPTE® and NAB Renew Technology Summit With 2016 'The Future of Cinema Conference'; Registration Opens Dec. 21. The 2016 NAB Show's 'Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie,' Produced in Partnership With SMPTE, Will Feature Future-Facing Perspectives on the Technology of Storytelling.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the newly crafted NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie,' produced in partnership with SMPTE, will explore how content creators and storytellers combine artistry with motion-imaging technology to thrive today — and especially into the future. Scheduled for April 16-17 during the 2016 NAB Show, the refocused technical conference will examine this topic with an emphasis on the work and inspiration of the industry's newest generation of filmmakers. Registration for the conference opens on Dec. 21.
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Kodak Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge Judges Announced; Public Voting for Audience Awards Now Open
Rachel Morrison, Elliott Landy and Glenn Gainor Among Judges for the Kodak Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge Jury Awards
Kodak has enlisted an elite list of filmmakers, a photographer and industry professionals to be judges for the Kodak Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge. The competition, launched in November, has received over 500 entries submitted by a wide range of Super 8 content creators around the world. There are two rounds of judging for the Jury Awards, with votes being cast by cinematographer Rachel Morrison, photographer Elliott Landy, producer Glenn Gainor, writer-producer Josh Friedman, film festival director Leslie Raymond, and Pro8mm founders Phil and Rhonda Vigeant.
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Preston Lee Launches New Production Venture, Sanctuary
News: Preston Lee Launches New Production Venture, SanctuaryFormer Über Content co-owner/executive producer Preston Lee has opened the doors to his new Culver City-based production company, Sanctuary.
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Panavision and Light Iron Open Joint Facility in NOLA
News: Panavision and Light Iron Open Joint Facility in NOLANew Space is First Comprehensive Production and Post Location for Companies
Panavision, the entertainment industry’s leading designer, manufacturer and rental provider of high-precision optics and camera systems, has announced the opening of an expanded New Orleans location. The new 30,500-square-foot space will also house Light Iron’s first brick-and-mortar facility in Louisiana. The state-of-the-art facility represents the first location occupied by the two companies since Panavision acquired Light Iron, a leader in digital workflow solutions, earlier this year.
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12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival
News: 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Announces Winners 3-D SPACE, Stereo Sisters, and the LA 3-D Club are pleased to announce the winners of The 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival. The festival’s mission is to showcase the best independent stereoscopic 3-D filmmaking from around the world. This year’s fest took place on Dec 12th-13th, 2015 at the Downtown Independent theater in Los Angeles. The festival featured over 30 independent 3-D short films, 14 student produced films, 5 stereoscopic feature motion pictures, including the world theatrical premiere of the 3-D Film Archive’s digital restoration of 1954 war drama DRAGONFLY SQUADRON, an Emerging Technologies and Virtual Reality showcase, and the 56th Hollywood International Exhibition of Stereoscopic Photography.
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Ridley Scott to be Recognized by American Society of Cinematographers
News: Ridley Scott to be Recognized by American Society of CinematographersOrganization Will Bestow Board of Governors Award to Esteemed Director-Producer
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will honor the extraordinary achievements of director-producer Ridley Scott in advancing the art and craft of filmmaking by bestowing him with the organization’s annual Board of Governors Award. The presentation will be made during the 30th ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement on February 14, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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Adidas and ESPN Films Release Short Documentary Series Produced by Process
News: Adidas and ESPN Films Release Short Documentary Series Produced by ProcessProcess, a NYC-based film and branded content production company, recently collaborated with Adidas and ESPN Films to create “Pioneers,” a series of three cinematic short documentary films. Each film highlights a professional sports figure and debuts today on ESPN.go.com with The Mark Gonzales Ride, here, directed by Marah Strauch (Sunshine Superman). Gonzo will also air on SportsCenter on Friday, December 18th in the 6-7PM EST segment.
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2015 National Film Registry: "Ghostbusters" Gets The Call
“Top Gun,” “L.A. Confidential” and Edison’s “Sneeze” Among Film Additions
Acting Librarian of Congress David Mao announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures to be named to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. These films, which epitomize the diversity and richness of the nation’s cinematic heritage, have been identified as motion pictures that deserve to be preserved because of their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance.
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Kaboom Productions Welcomes Director Christian Riebe
News: Kaboom Productions Welcomes Director Christian Riebekaboom productions is excited to announce that it has signed director christian riebe for exclusive US representation. This is the first US signing for the director, who has worked extensively throughout Europe and Asia.
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David Darby, ASC, Shoots Automotive, Retail Food Commercials
News: David Darby, ASC, Shoots Automotive, Retail Food CommercialsAward-winnning cinematographer David Darby, ASC, celebrated for his national and international commercial work, recently shot projects for major advertisers Chrysler Mopar and Chick-fil-A with the VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder.
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AFI Conservatory Awards Season Update
More Alumni Advance in Oscar® Race Plus Four WGA and Three Annie Nominations, and Two Gotham Wins
The American Film Institute is proud to share the most recent accomplishments of AFI Conservatory alumni during the fall awards season.
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ARRI partners the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
This year ARRI proudly served as a partner of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), sponsoring two awards, hosting several popular events and showcasing the highly versatile AMIRA camera.
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AFI Conservatory Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations
Nominations Include Best Feature and Best Director
The American Film Institute is proud to announce that the following AFI Conservatory alumni have been nominated for four 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards today: ANOMALISA co-director/producer Duke Johnson (AFI Class of 2006) for Best Feature and Best Director; SPOTLIGHT producer Steve Golin (AFI Class of 1981) for Best Feature; and ADVANTAGEOUS director/writer Jennifer Phang (AFI Class of 1999) for the John Cassavetes Award. Altogether, 17 Conservatory alumni are credited across the feature films nominated for Independent Spirit Awards this year. Winners will be announced February 27, 2016.
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Announcing the 1st Annual L.A. Post Fest
News: Announcing the 1st Annual L.A. Post FestPost Production and Storytelling Spotlighted in New Innovative Editing Competition
The Los Angeles Post Production Group is announcing the launch of the inaugural year of L.A. Post Fest, an innovative video editing competition where contestants will use their creativity, technical skills and storytelling abilities to successfully complete their own version of a professionally shot sci-fi short film.
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SoCal Rentals Fields 20 Panasonic AK-HD3800 HD Studio Cameras, Purchases VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders
News: SoCal Rentals Fields 20 Panasonic AK-HD3800 HD Studio Cameras, Purchases VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders* AW-HE40s Added to Company’s Broad Offering of Panasonic PTZs *
SoCal Rentals (Burbank, CA) recently invested in an additional four Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD studio cameras, bringing its total to 20 units. The company also purchased a pair of VariCam 35 4K Super 35mm camera/recorders, and added AW-HE40 integrated full HD pan/tilt/zoom cameras to its extensive Panasonic PTZ inventory.
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AFI CONSERVATORY DOMINATES BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM OSCAR® SHORTLIST
News: AFI CONSERVATORY DOMINATES BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM OSCAR® SHORTLISTThe American Film Institute is proud to announce that three films from AFI Conservatory alumni are among the 10 films shortlisted for the Best Live Action Short Film Oscar®. Of the 10 shortlisted titles, the AFI Conservatory is represented more than any other film school, with Conservatory thesis film DAY ONE, written and directed by Henry Hughes (AFI Class of 2014); CONTRAPELO (AGAINST THE GRAIN), directed by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (AFI Class of 2013); and WINTER LIGHT, directed by Julian Higgins (AFI Class of 2010 and 2011 Student Academy Award gold medal winner).
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Filmmaker Jordan Brady Launches Commercial Directors Bootcamp
News: Filmmaker Jordan Brady Launches Commercial Directors BootcampSeasoned directors rarely share secrets, especially in a field as competitive and saturated as Commercial Directing. Jordan Brady is different. With nearly 1,000 national TV commercials to his credit, and counting, Brady feels an obligation to share what he’s learned. “Yes, we live in a world of tighter budgets where everyone is a ‘filmmaker’,” he said. “But the path to a healthy industry is openness, mentoring and an embrace of community. There are no secrets in a shared economy.” To that end, Brady launched his Commercial Directors Bootcamp, beginning with a daylong seminar in Los Angeles in September and continuing in Dallas on December 19.
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ASC Names Nominees in Television Categories
MARCO POLO and GOTHAM Lead With Multiple Nods
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has named its television nominees for the 30th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. Winners will be announced on February 14, 2016, at the organization’s annual ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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Reel FX Adds Creative Director Colin McGreal
News: 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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FotoKem Expands Services in New Orleans
News: FotoKem Expands Services in New OrleansFotoKem has expanded its award-winning post production services in New Orleans, and moved into a new space here at Second Line Stages, a production hub for the local filmmaking community in the heart of the Lower Garden District.
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To Infini and beyond - ftrack powers Orv VFX
News: To Infini and beyond - ftrack powers Orv VFXTransporting viewers from the safety of Earth to an alien-infested, 23rd-century mining colony on the distant edge of the solar system is no mean feat – just ask the filmmakers behind indie sci-fi pressure cooker Infini.
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Accomplice Media Signs Directing Team Finback
News: Accomplice Media Signs Directing Team FinbackSundance Institute Grant Recipients gain national representation for advertising projects.
The filmmaking trio Finback, known for their work in documentaries, commercials and branded content, has joined Accomplice Media for exclusive representation for advertising. Comprised of directors Kahlil Hudson, Alex Jablonski and Tyler Hughen, Finback has created work for such brands at RAM Trucks and outdoor clothing maker Filson. Their work is rooted in realistic, emotionally-driven storytelling.
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AFI FEST 2015 Announces Jury and Audience Award Winners
AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi announces today the feature and short films receiving this year’s Jury and Audience Awards. The New Auteurs Grand Jury Award was presented to LAND AND SHADE, while DISORDER received a Special Jury Mention for Direction, and DESDE ALLÁ received a Special Jury Mention for Screenplay. BOYS received the Grand Jury Award for Live Action Short, and WORLD OF TOMORROW received the Grand Jury Award for Animated Short. This year’s Audience Award recipients in the New Auteurs, World Cinema and Breakthrough sections included MUSTANG, JAMES WHITE and MA. The full list of winners is below.
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Kodak Launches Global Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge
News: Kodak Launches Global Super 8 Filmmaking ChallengeEntrants Can Win up to $12,500 in Prizes and Have Their Clips Screened at Slamdance
As part of Kodak’s ongoing celebration of 50 years of Super 8 filmmaking, the company has launched the Kodak Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge , and is seeking submissions now through December 21. The inaugural online contest, which is free to enter, is designed to showcase the wide range of creative uses of this small gauge format by passionate shooters from all walks of life who revere its unique look.
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The Cinematography of Everest with Salvatore Totino, Director of Photography
News: The Cinematography of Everest with Salvatore Totino, Director of PhotographyIn this episode of The Go Creative Show, Ben Consoli explores the daring and immersive cinematography of “Everest” with Director of Photography Salvatore Totino. They discuss the challenges of shooting at 10,000 feet in 22 below zero temperatures, and how his previous films prepared him for this epic adventure.
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Christian Cinema Integrates Aspera On Demand to Speed Submissions of Christian Films for Video On Demand Service
Aspera’s Cloud-Based File Transfer Offering Enables Filmmakers to Send Their Large Media Files Directly to the Cloud at High Speed
IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced that Christian Cinema, which hosts the largest selection of Christian films on the internet, has completed an integration of high-speed file transfer technology from Aspera, an IBM company, into their cloud-based content management platform. The integration of Aspera’s patented FASP® technology will enable filmmakers to submit their videos directly to the cloud at high speed and with strong security.
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AERIGON UAV Used for Innovative Aerial Footage in We Are Blood
News: AERIGON UAV Used for Innovative Aerial Footage in We Are BloodCapturing Close Skateboarding Action Shots in Feature Film
AERIGON, the aerial remote camera head manufactured by Intuitive Aerial, empowered filmmaker Ty Evans to capture spectacular shots for the skateboarding feature film We Are Blood. With the precision and maneuverability of AERIGON, the camera was able to follow the skateboarding action and capture shots that would never have been possible before. By providing a versatile yet stable aerial platform for 5K and 6K digital cameras with pro cinema lenses, the AERIGON UAV is expanding the modern cinematographer’s toolset and the possibilities for visual storytelling.
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Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker Robb Bindler Joins Lucky 21
News: Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker Robb Bindler Joins Lucky 21Lucky 21 announced today that it has signed award-winning director Robb Bindler. At Lucky 21, Bindler joins a diverse roster that includes Tom Ryan, Rob Pritts and The Chartrands.
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Award-Winning Director Peter Richardson Teams with Sticks+Stones for Commercials
News: Award-Winning Director Peter Richardson Teams with Sticks+Stones for CommercialsSundance Grand Jury Prize winner Peter Richardson, who recently made his TV directing debut with the landmark, seven-part documentary series Belief that explores faith around the world on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network, is now expanding his commercial portfolio by joining forces with Hollywood-based production company, Sticks+Stones Studios.
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NewFilmmakers' Annual Los Angeles Video Product Event Comes to Hollywood Center Studios
News: NewFilmmakers' Annual Los Angeles Video Product Event Comes to Hollywood Center StudiosHistoric studio sets up temporary theater to screen emerging filmmakers’ visions of the City of LA.
Hollywood Center Studios recently played host to 21 up-and-coming filmmakers participating in The Los Angeles Video Project “What’s Your LA?” presented by NewFilmmakers Los Angeles. The annual event featured screenings of short films by storytellers evoking their Los Angeles experiences.
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World Famous Animates Original Short For Six-Year-Old Cancer Fighter
Seattle-based production studio World Famous has proudly partnered with Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington to grant an unprecedented wish for six-year-old Alexis, who recently battled acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Alexis wished to create a cartoon that would tell her own story in a way her friends could understand and bring awareness to pediatric cancer.
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NEWS: Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Filmmaker-Producer Sir Ridley Scott Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award
News: NEWS: Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Filmmaker-Producer Sir Ridley Scott Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement AwardToday, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, named multiple award-winning director-producer Sir Ridley Scott as the recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his enormous contributions to 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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Canon U.S.A. And Ron Howard Release Short Film, "The Rusted," Starring Josh Hutcherson And Jena Malone for Project Imagination: The Trailer
News: Canon U.S.A. And Ron Howard Release Short Film, "The Rusted," Starring Josh Hutcherson And Jena Malone for Project Imagination: The Trailer"THE RUSTED” is a Psychological Thriller Inspired by a College Student’s Trailer Submission for the Project Imagination Contest
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, debuts a new Hollywood short film, “The Rusted,” as part of Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer, a consumer contest helmed by Ron Howard who has championed Canon’s Project Imagination creative experiment since 2011. Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games”) chose one winning trailer created by Mark Mukherjee, a college student in Florida, as the inspirational foundation for “The Rusted,” a psychological thriller written and directed by Kat Candler (“Hellion”) starring Josh Hutcherson and Jena Malone (“The Hunger Games”).
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Warms Springs Productions Shoots Fox News' 'Legends And Lies: The Patriots' With Panasonic Varicam 35 4k Camera/recorders
News: Warms Springs Productions Shoots Fox News' 'Legends And Lies: The Patriots' With Panasonic Varicam 35 4k Camera/recordersWarm Springs Productions (Missoula, MT), currently producing more than 75 hours of programming on various television networks, has just begun shooting the second season of the Fox News Channel docu-drama series, Legends and Lies, with a pair of Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders.
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ADDY.media Documents New York Fashion Week Runway Action With Panasonic's New AG-DVC200PJ 4K Handheld Camcorders
News: ADDY.media Documents New York Fashion Week Runway Action With Panasonic's New AG-DVC200PJ 4K Handheld CamcordersFashion video content producer/publisher Adriana Kaegi recently shot extensive coverage of New York Fashion Week with Panasonic's new AG-DVX200PJ 4K large-sensor, 4/3” handheld camcorders. Kaegi is a featured channel partner on AOL.com Style Addytude, with eight million monthly viewers, and her company ADDY.media was the first to do live streaming and VOD of the New York, Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks.
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Entertainment, Film Legends and Pioneers to be Honored at 16th San Diego Asian Film Festival
To celebrate its sweet 16th, the San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) is proud to welcome and pay tribute to entertainment and film legends and pioneers during its 10-day film festival, November 5-14, 2015. Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the SDAFF is the largest showcase of Asian cinema on the West Coast with more than 130 films and programs from 20 countries.
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The PhotoBubble Company "Hits the Runway" with New Fashion Show-Themed Spot Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus For Old Navy, Through Client Hungry Man Productions
News: The PhotoBubble Company "Hits the Runway" with New Fashion Show-Themed Spot Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus For Old Navy, Through Client Hungry Man ProductionsA recently released TV spot promoting Old Navy, entitled “Happy Pants,” is the latest project to have integrated the highly innovative PhotoBubble tool into its production. The spot stars Julia Louis-Drefus, and was shot on a soundstage at Sony Studios in late August by Hungry Man Productions, through New York’s Chandelier Creative ad agency, on behalf of Old Navy.
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Kodak Appoints President to Motion Picture Business
News: Kodak Appoints President to Motion Picture BusinessKodak Names Steve Bellamy President of Motion Picture and Entertainment: Strategic appointment demonstrates Kodak’s commitment to motion picture film and ambitious growth in the entertainment sector
Kodak announced today the appointment of Steve Bellamy as its new president of Motion Picture and Entertainment. Based in Los Angeles, Bellamy will be responsible for growing and deepening Kodak’s relationships with creative luminaries and business leaders in the entertainment industry, working on creative advocacy programs, creating partnerships and new business models, and developing Kodak-branded solutions for the entertainment industry.
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Avid Everywhere Empowers AFI Students to Create Student Academy Award-Winning Films
News: Avid Everywhere Empowers AFI Students to Create Student Academy Award-Winning FilmsTalented Film Students Use Avid Artist Suite and Storage Suite Solutions to Create Engaging Films Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that students from the prestigious American Film Institute (AFI) embraced Avid EverywhereTM to create films that were honored at the 42nd Student Academy Awards® in Los Angeles. AFI students used Avid Artist® Suite and Storage Suite solutions to craft their films, which are now eligible for an Oscar®, including all three films that won the Narrative Award—This Way Up, Day One and Stealth.
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Toll, Peterson and Bennett Honored by ASC
News: Toll, Peterson and Bennett Honored by ASCAmerican Society of Cinematographers to Bestow Honors on John Toll, Lowell Peterson and Bill Bennett at Annual ASC Awards
John Toll, ASC, Bill Bennett, ASC and Lowell Peterson, ASC will be recognized for their contributions to the art of cinematography at the 30th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement on February 14, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Century City. Oscar®-winner Toll will receive the org’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Peterson will be honored with the Career Achievement in Television Award, and Bennett will take home the ASC Presidents Award.
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DP Michael Fitzmaurice Shoots Thriller 'monolith' With Varicam
News: DP Michael Fitzmaurice Shoots Thriller 'monolith' With VaricamCinematographer Michael FitzMaurice recently concluded principal photography on the feature thriller Monolithwith VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders. The Sky Italia Productions' project was shot in punishing desert conditions (Kanab, Utah and Mojave Airport, California), and is currently in post.
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