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Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to Panavision
News: Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to PanavisionLeading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems augments inventory with 10 VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders
Leading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems Panavision has augmented its equipment inventory with 10 VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders.
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Cine Gear Expo to Screen Tomorrowland and more at Paramount Studios Event
News: Cine Gear Expo to Screen Tomorrowland and more at Paramount Studios EventCine Gear Exhibition & Seminar Series Offers Top Films and Expert Panel
Acclaimed entertainment industry event, Cine Gear Expo, being held at Paramount Studios June 4-7, 2015 will offer complimentary screenings of four blockbuster feature films, Slamdance short film finalists, and numerous legendary clips and shorts sponsored by its prestigious exhibitors. For 20 years, the Cine Gear Exhibition and Seminar Series has brought together artists and technicians alike, to share the latest art and craft of the Hollywood industry. Audiences will be treated to state-of-the-art projection systems in the Paramount and Sherry Lansing Theaters, and Screening Room 5.
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ARRI: Bahnemann Awards honor NYU students
News:ARRI: Bahnemann Awards honor NYU studentsFifth Annual Volker Bahnemann Awards for Cinematography Honor Sheldon Chau and Antoine Combellas
Sheldon Chau and Antoine Combellas have won top honors at the Fifth Annual Volker Bahnemann Awards for Cinematography at New York University’s (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts.
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Sheffield Doc/Fest programme announced
News: Sheffield Doc/Fest programme announcedFrom 5 to 10 June Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015 will welcome 250+ decision makers from 30 countries, including representatives from ABC, Al Jazeera, ARTE, BBC Britdoc, Channel 4, Cinereach, Chicken and Egg, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, National Geographic, NDR, National Film Board of Canada, Wellcome Trust, PBS, POV, SXSW, SBS and Tribeca Film Institute. Nine delegations will attend: BFI Film Audience Network Delegation, Jordanian Delegation, Nordic Delegation, Northern Film & Media Delegation, Mexican Delegation, Scottish Delegation, South African Delegation, Ukrainian Delegation VPRO Dutch Delegation.
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Chicago's Daufenbach Camera Brings Panasonic's Varicam 35 To The Midwest
News: Chicago's Daufenbach Camera Brings Panasonic's Varicam 35 To The MidwestMotion picture rental house Daufenbach Camera (Chicago, IL) has added the VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorder to its equipment roster.
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AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great American Movie Hustle"
News: AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great American Movie Hustle"Indie Filmmakers Bring Cinematic Look to "The Great American Movie Hustle" with AJA CION
Upcoming indie feature "The Great American Movie Hustle" follows filmmaker Michael Anton and actor Michael Monsour as they attempt to create an epic cinematic film about making an epic cinematic film. Along the way, the duo encounters several twists and turns that mirror common production challenges filmmakers face today. Produced by Wonder Lab Films and directed by Michael Anton, the parody is presented in a mockumentary format rife with old-school humor. To achieve a distinct cinematic aesthetic for the film, Anton brought Doug Michaels on board as cinematographer, who shot the film using AJA CION production cameras.
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AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great American
News: AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great AmericanMockumentary chooses AJA CION to achieve epic cinematic aesthetic for mockumentary of creating a cinematic epic
Upcoming indie feature "The Great American Movie Hustle" follows filmmaker Michael Anton and actor Michael Monsour as they attempt to create an epic cinematic film about making an epic cinematic film. Along the way, the duo encounters several twists and turns that mirror common production challenges filmmakers face today. Produced by Wonder Lab Films and directed by Michael Anton, the parody is presented in a mockumentary format rife with old-school humor. To achieve a distinct cinematic aesthetic for the film, Anton brought Doug Michaels on board as cinematographer, who shot the film using AJA CION production cameras.
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Clairmont Camera Invests In Varicam 35 Camera/recorders
News: Clairmont Camera Invests In Varicam 35 Camera/recordersClairmont Camera (Hollywood, CA), which over four decades has consistently been one of the industry’s leading specialists in high-end digital and film motion picture cameras, lenses and accessories, has invested in Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders. The equipment is immediately available to clients of Clairmont’s five offices in Hollywood, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Albuquerque. NM.
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Modern VideoFilm Completes Western Thriller "Broken Horses"
News: Modern VideoFilm Completes Western Thriller "Broken Horses"Facility handles DI for the first American film from Bollywood director Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
In a project spanning many months and two continents, Modern VideoFilm provided final post production services for Broken Horses, the new Western thriller from Indian producer/director Vidhu Vinod Chopra in his Hollywood debut. The Burbank-based facility provided editorial conforming, color grading, visual effects production and integration, DCP mastering and deliverables for the film, which makes its U.S. theatrical premiere this month from Reliance Entertainment.
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ModOp Films Signs Award-Winning Director Juergen Bollmeyer For Exclusive North American Representation
News: ModOp Films Signs Award-Winning Director Juergen Bollmeyer For Exclusive North American RepresentationModOp Films announced today that it has signed 2014 Cannes Lion-winning director Juergen Bollmeyer. At ModOp Films, Juergen joins a roster that includes Paul Goldman, Scott Toepfer, Mat Humphrey, Steve Antin, Dana Christiaansen, KRONCK and Ram Baruch. The company also welcomes newly appointed West Coast Rep Marla Mossberg.
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Artemple-Hollywood Expands its In-House Creative Team by Naming Richard Kidd as Creative Director/Senior VFX Supervisor, and Scott McCullough as Live Action Director & DP
News: Artemple-Hollywood Expands its In-House Creative Team by Naming Richard Kidd as Creative Director/Senior VFX Supervisor, and Scott McCullough as Live Action Director & DPArtemple-Hollywood, a high-end, full-service visual effects and design studio, has expanded its in-house team with the addition of two seasoned industry veterans to its ranks.
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Modern VideoFilm Completes Western Thriller "Broken Horses"
News: Modern VideoFilm Completes Western Thriller "Broken Horses"Facility handles DI for the first American film from Bollywood director Vidhu Vinod Chopra
In a project spanning many months and two continents, Modern VideoFilm provided final post production services for Broken Horses, the new Western thriller from Indian producer/director Vidhu Vinod Chopra in his Hollywood debut. The Burbank-based facility provided editorial conforming, color grading, visual effects production and integration, DCP mastering and deliverables for the film, which makes its U.S. theatrical premiere this month from Reliance Entertainment.
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Snorri Bros Direct 360-Degree Spots for Texas Health Resources
Custom 360-Degree Camera Rig Delivers Innovative Stereographic Imagery
Directorial duo the Snorri Bros were recently tapped by ad agency Commerce House to tackle a technically challenging campaign for Texas Health Resources. The "Your World" campaign includes two :30 spots airing online and on TV across Texas.
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THAT Studio Effects to Debut new Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects Integration at NAB
THAT Studio, the San Francisco-based technology and postproduction company, will showcase THAT Studio Effects, its comprehensive library of practical effects and assets at NAB next week. A new THAT Studio Effects Panel provides easy access to practical effects and assets inside Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC. Editors, VFX artists, and independent filmmakers now have access to a complete repository of high-quality tools to enhance their creative work that they can preview, buy, and use within their Adobe applications.
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Canon Digital Learning Center presents EOS C100 Mark II tutorials
Canon Digital Learning Center presents EOS C100 Mark II tutorials and short films
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Ensemble comedy-drama DIVINE ACCESS toWorld Premiere at the prestigious Sarasota Film Festival and trinity of other fests
News: Ensemble comedy-drama DIVINE ACCESS toWorld Premiere at the prestigious Sarasota Film Festival and trinity of other festsFilm will also have its Texas premiere at The Dallas International Film Festival, WorldFest-Houston and West Coast Spotlight premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
TPSC Films is pleased to announce the World Premiere and Trinity of notable festival screenings for the upcoming Steven Chester Prince film Divine Access.
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MAXON Congratulates Imaginary Forces on Winning SXSW 2015 "Title Design Awards"
News: MAXON Congratulates Imaginary Forces on Winning SXSW 2015 "Title Design Awards"Jeremy Cox, Imaginary Forces Art Director, to Appear at MAXON NAB 2015 Exhibitor Booth to Showcase Cinema 4D Creative Workflow on WGN America’s Historical Drama
MAXON extends heartiest congratulations to Imaginary Forces, a preeminent creative studio and production company, on winning the 2015 SXSW “Excellence in Title Design Award” for the WGN America network’s “Manhattan” TV series.
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Kodak Supports International Student Filmmaking Community
News: Kodak Supports International Student Filmmaking CommunityCompany Accepting Submissions for 2015 Scholarship Program; Renowned Cinematographer John Bailey to Judge Competition
As part of Kodak’s ongoing commitment to the next generation of filmmakers, the company has issued its annual call for entries in the 2015 KODAK Scholarship Program. This international program is designed to encourage and foster new talent by honoring student filmmakers who demonstrate exemplary filmmaking skills and creativity at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Three Student Scholarship Awards and two Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards will be granted. The deadline for submissions is May 15.
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Film Riot's Epic Summer Film Project
Connolly Teams Up with Indie Filmmakers Seth Worley and Andrew Kramer for “Epic Summer” of New Short Films and Complete Behind-the-Scenes Series
Film Riot (https://www.youtube.com/user/filmriot/featured) and Triune Films founder/creator, Ryan Connolly, announced today the launch of “Film Riot’s Epic Summer,” a three month film project created to showcase the work of three up-and-coming indie film directors. For this ambitious event, Connolly is teaming up with Andrew Kramer - renown among the filmmaker community and the creator of Video Copilot; and Seth Worley, who has earned national acclaim for his work with Red Giant Films and such viral indie films as "Plot Device" and the recent sensation, “Old/New” featuring narration by Patton Oswald.
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Hooligan Signs Editor Tom Schachte
News: Hooligan Signs Editor Tom SchachteHooligan, a creative post-production boutique that specializes in artistic offline editing and visual effects, has signed award-winning editor Tom Schachte. He joins Hooligan following tenures at Blue Rock and Wild Child, respectively.
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FuseFX Adds VFX Supervisor Ted Rae
News: FuseFX Adds VFX Supervisor Ted RaeFormer Emmy nominee, known for “Apocalypto,” “Beetlejuice” and “Stargate SG-1,” will supervise VFX teams for “Scorpion” and “Stalker.”
Ted Rae, an Emmy and BAFTA nominated Visual Effects Supervisor whose credits span feature films, episodic television and commercials, has joined Los Angeles-based FuseFX. Rae is currently leading FuseFX visual effects teams for the CBS series Scorpion and the WB series Stalker. He is also assisting with several projects through FuseFX’s new Vancouver facility.
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>Mywud Ent. Signs Odyssey Pictures As Producer & Representative
Mywud Entertainment, helmed by filmmaker Rakesh Kumar, has retained Odyssey Pictures Corporation and CEO John Foster as its producer's representative for the new indie drama "After Ever After."
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Wipster Raises $1.2 Million in Funding to Fuel Growth of its Cloud-Based Collaborative Video Review and Approval Platform
Wipster’s Simple, Elegant Video Review and Approval Platform for Creatives Gains Traction, Acclaim; Prepares for Next Phase of Development
Wipster today announced it has successfully raised $1.2 million USD in funding for its new cloud-based, collaborative video review and approval platform. Wipster was created by filmmaker Rollo Wenlock and a team of creative media tech experts, with a singular focus on creating a beautifully designed, intuitive digital media review and approval platform experience for content creators, filmmakers, in-house corporate media teams, or anyone creating video projects. Wipster helps bring together creative media teams, their colleagues and clients from wherever they may be to collaborate on digital media projects; simply, elegantly and quickly.
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Theo Van De Sande, ASC Shoots Amazon, CBS Pilots With Varicam 35 4K Camera/recorder
News: Theo Van De Sande, ASC Shoots Amazon, CBS Pilots With Varicam 35 4K Camera/recorder“This Is the Best Solution in Digital Cinema Today”
Award-winning cinematographer Theo Van de Sande, ASC recently completed his second pilot, CBS’s Evil Men, shot with Panasonic’s new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder.
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DPA Microphones Delivers Pristine Audio during the Filming of Taken 3
Critical dialogue scenes were captured using company's d:screet™ 4060 Miniature Microphones hidden in the actors' clothing
Capturing high-quality audio for a blockbuster film is always crucial as dialogue between the actors must be heard if the story is to be understood. But when the sound crew also has to contend with action-packed scenes featuring car chases and shoot outs, recording comprehensible audio becomes an even more complex challenge. This was the situation French sound engineer Stéphane Bucher found himself in on the set of Taken 3, the third and final instalment of action trilogy starring Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker and Maggie Grace. To combat any audio problems, he chose to use DPA Microphones' d:screet™ 4060 Miniature Microphones.
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Sky News UK Upgrades Broadcast Infrastructure with ATEM and Smart Videohub
Blackmagic Design today announced that Sky News in the UK has implemented Blackmagic’s ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K with an ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel and Smart Videohub as part of an overhaul to the news organization’s broadcast systems in “Studio D.”
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Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital Characters
News: Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital CharactersCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced that students within its Digital Art & Animation program have developed and created 3D animatable rigs depicting 12 original digital characters, through the program’s in-house character project: “Avatarah.”
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Oscar-Winning Art Director's Work to Showcase This Saturday
News: Oscar-Winning Art Director's Work to Showcase This SaturdayGene Allen Among Artists Showcased at
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Codex recruits Brian Gaffney as new VP of Business Development
News: Codex recruits Brian Gaffney as new VP of Business DevelopmentCodex today announced that industry veteran, Brian Gaffney, has joined Codex as VP Business Development. Gaffney has many years of digital production experience, and is well-known in production and post-production circles around the motion picture and broadcast industries. He will be based at Codex’s LA office and will head up Codex’s business development efforts across the US, the Americas and Australia/New Zealand.
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Marshland Wins TEN Goya Awards
News: Marshland Wins TEN Goya AwardsVersatility, power and technological innovation all in one system - Everything went like clockwork from start to finish with Mistika.”
Confirming its well-deserved place as Spain's film of the year with a coveted Best Picture Goya, Marshland , post produced entirely using SGO's Mistika, has won TEN Goya® Awards.
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Rosenbloom and Mabille launch INTERSTATE in New York, sign director Adam Levite for worldwide representation...
Veteran New York production executive Danny Rosenbloom and Yann Mabille, formerly creative director for The Mill and Mill+ New York, have joined forces to launch their new interdisciplinary director's group, INTERSTATE. Conceived as the agile U.S. partner to BLVD, the Montreal-based integrated production company, INTERSTATE will leverage BLVD's unmatched production/VFX/post powers while empowering directors and clients alike to pursue creative solutions unencumbered by the overhead costs associated with large-scale operations. These solutions will span commercial, music video and branded content productions as well as interactive, immersive and experiential projects.
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MAXON Congratulates Dutch Filmmaking Trio for its Oscar® Nominated Short Film “A Single Life”
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, announced that its industry-leading 3D software solution, Cinema 4D, was the primary tool used to create “A Single Life”, an Academy Award® nominee in the Animated Short Film category. Created by Job, Joris & Marieke, a Netherlands-based creative studio, “A Single Life” relied extensively on Cinema 4D as its central application to handle the complexities of 3D content creation including modeling, rigging, character animation, lighting, rendering and more.
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SMPTE to Produce Documentary on Evolution of Motion-Imaging Technology and the People Behind It
Treatment Completed by Chris Kenneally, Randall Dark to Begin Production With Director Howard Lukk
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, is producing a documentary on the intriguing history of motion-imaging technology to celebrate the Society's centennial anniversary in 2016. SMPTE has named motion-imaging technology and creative visionary Randall Dark as producer. Howard Lukk, former vice president of production technology at The Walt Disney Studios, will serve as director on the initial project. Chris Kenneally, who is best known as the writer and director for the acclaimed documentary "Side by Side," produced by Justin Szlasa and Keanu Reeves, already has completed the initial treatment for the film.
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Wendi McLendon-Covey to Host MUAHS Awards, Feb 14
News: Wendi McLendon-Covey to Host MUAHS Awards, Feb 14Wendi McLendon-Covey will host the Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS)honoring both make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater.
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THE 16th ANNUAL GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS ANNOUNCES ITS CALL FOR ENTRIES!
--Seven Brand New Categories Added--
The Golden Trailer Awards, the entertainment industry’s best and most fun-filled celebration devoted to honoring the most outstanding achievements in motion picture marketing, has announced its call for entries for its 16th annual awards competition taking place on May 6, 2015 at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, CA.
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Commercial Filmmaker Jordan Brady’s Candid Confessions
News: Commercial Filmmaker Jordan Brady’s Candid ConfessionsEntertaining Online Show Offers Insights, Q&A for Aspiring Spotmakers
On February 10, at 6pm PST, Stageit presents Confessions of a Commercial Filmmaker, Jordan Brady’s 30-minute intro to spotmaking.
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Berlin15: Kelsey Grammer/ Breaking the Bank / The Exchange
News: Berlin15: Kelsey Grammer/ Breaking the Bank / The ExchangeBrian O'Shea, The Exchange CEO, announced today, that The Exchange acquired worldwide rights for Kelsey Grammer's BREAKING THE BANK.
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Awards News - Marshland leads the Spanish Academy with 17 Goyas
News: Awards News - Marshland leads the Spanish Academy with 17 GoyasPost produced entirely using SGO's Mistika, suspense thriller Marshland is Spain's film of the year, nominated for seventeen Goya Awards. Best Special Effects nominee for his role as colorist and digital effects supervisor, Juan Ventura Pecellín remarked, Mistika's impressive capabilities helped us to achieve a 100% realistic look which was nothing less than spectacular.”
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RED and surfer Announce: REDirect surf 2015
RED Digital Cinema and Surfer Magazine have come together to announce the official launch of REDirect Surf 2015. This is the second installment of the REDirect series – a competition and celebration of filmmaking visionaries across the globe, highlighting varying genres. RED and the Berrics joined forces early last year to launch the first ever REDirect, and after an extremely successful collaboration and film festival showcasing 12 of the most renowned skateboarding filmmakers in the world, the focus now turns to the art of capturing surfing.
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ATLANTA’S JOHN SHARAF PHOTOGRAPHY INVESTS IN TWO VARICAM 35 4K CAMERA/RECORDERS FOR RENTAL/PRODUCTION
News: ATLANTA’S JOHN SHARAF PHOTOGRAPHY INVESTS IN TWO VARICAM 35 4K CAMERA/RECORDERS FOR RENTAL/PRODUCTIONCinematographer John Sharaf, principal of Atlanta digital production facility John Sharaf Photography, has purchased two Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders that are immediately available to the region’s burgeoning production community.
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Director Of Photography Michael Minock Shoots Narrative Short, ‘Don’t Look Away,’ With Varicam 35 4K Camera/Recorder
News: Director Of Photography Michael Minock Shoots Narrative Short, ‘Don’t Look Away,’ With Varicam 35 4K Camera/RecorderFlorida-based cinematographer Michael Minock recently shot a narrative short about human trafficking, Don’t Look Away, with Panasonic’s new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder. The 25-minute film will be submitted to film festivals and provided free of charge to organizations that specialize in caring for and rehabilitating victims of the crime.
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Year Old Full Service VFX/Design Company Artemple-Hollywood Now Working on "Entourage," Names Karin Levinson EVP, Features and TV, and Enjoys Long-Standing Working Relationship with Award-Winning Director David Fincher
News: Year Old Full Service VFX/Design Company Artemple-Hollywood Now Working on "Entourage," Names Karin Levinson EVP, Features and TV, and
Enjoys Long-Standing Working Relationship with Award-Winning Director David FincherArtemple-Hollywood, a high-end, full-service Visual Effects and Design company specializing in the art of seamless and “invisible” visual effects work for feature films, television, commercials, themed entertainment, special venue projects, and original content creation, is marking its one year anniversary having produced visual effects work for one of last year’s most successful films, is currently producing visual effects for an upcoming studio feature, is commencing work on new projects, and has hired a noted industry executive.
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New British Production Company Underway
News: New British Production Company UnderwayNew stable of filmmakers begin production on debut movie.
‘The Blackout’ is an exciting new feature film being produced in Preston, Lancashire in 2015. The film depicts the lives of everyday people as they strive to survive a devastating all-power-Blackout. With there currently being not much of the film industry to speak of in Preston the filmmakers are starting from scratch, with the idea being not only make a quality film, but to highlight and develop the talent, skills and passion that are available in Lancashire. The film currently in preproduction will shoot in the summer with the ambition being to have the first screening in Preston in winter 2015.
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Accomplice Media Director Eva Michon's Documentary "Life After Death From Above 1979" Released Theatrically Via Tugg
News: Accomplice Media Director Eva Michon's Documentary "Life After Death From Above 1979" Released Theatrically Via TuggAccomplice Media Director Eva Michon’s Documentary “Life After Death From Above 1979” Released Theatrically Via Tugg
Life After Death From Above 1979¸ director Eva Michon’s documentary about the Canadian punk/dance duo, is now available for theatrical screening through the web-based distribution platform Tugg. The film can also be streamed or downloaded via Vimeo On Demand, iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play and ReelHouse.
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HitFilm 3 Pro - the only all-in-one editing, 3D and VFX software
Cutting edge post-production product released today
HitFilm 3 Pro, the latest video editing and visual effects software from FXHOME, is available to order today from hitfilm.com for just $299 (£229).
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HitFilm 3 Pro - the only all-in-one editing, 3D and VFX software
HitFilm 3 Pro, the latest video editing and visual effects software from FXHOME, is available to order today from hitfilm.com for just $299 .
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Elias Arts Expands Creative Team
News: Elias Arts Expands Creative TeamVincenzo LoRusso steps up as ECD/EVP
Bicoastal music shop Elias Arts has revamped its creative team, with long-time Elias Arts vet Vincenzo LoRusso taking the reins as Executive Creative Director and Executive Vice President and the addition of creative director Mike Goldstein in Los Angeles and Eric Ronick in New York. With diverse backgrounds in music spanning producing, composing engineering, songwriting and performing, the new additions will amplify Elias’ in-house creative expertise in connecting brands with top musical talent and customized music experiences in the converging music and advertising spaces. Goldstein brings dual expertise in music and filmmaking, allowing for a unique sensitivity for the artistry of the fusion of audio with the moving image, while Ronick’s background as a songwriter, artist and musical director provides a fresh viewpoint on current and approaching musical trends.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2015 Board of Directors Officers; Mike Chambers Elected as Board Chair
News: Visual Effects Society Announces its 2015 Board of Directors Officers; Mike Chambers Elected as Board ChairMike Chambers Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2015 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2015 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was elected as Board Chair.
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Cogswell College's Star Thief Studio Produces Original Short Animated Film and Interactive iPad Book App Entitled "Drawn Home"
News: Cogswell College's Star Thief Studio Produces Original Short Animated Film and Interactive iPad Book App Entitled "Drawn Home"Cogswell College's Star Thief Studio Produces Original Short Animated Film and Interactive iPad Book App Entitled "Drawn Home"
Cogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced that senior class students participating in the school’s “Star Thief Studio” project have created and produced an original short animated film and interactive iPad book app.
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Kodak Product Grants To Be Presented at Slamdance and Sundance
New KODAK Director’s Award, WIF Product Grant to be Presented at Slamdance & Sundance
Kodak will once again support the independent filmmaking community at the Slamdance and Sundance Film Festivals, which run concurrently in Park City, Utah, beginning Jan. 21.
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ASC Names Spotlight Nominees
News: ASC Names Spotlight NomineesThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has nominated three cinematographers for the Spotlight Award. This award is designed to recognize outstanding cinematography in features and documentaries that are typically screened at film festivals, internationally or in limited theatrical release. The winner will be announced at the 29th Annual ASC Awards on February 15, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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Guillermo del Toro to Receive Distinguished Artisan Award at the MUAHS Awards, Feb 14
News: Guillermo del Toro to Receive Distinguished Artisan Award at the MUAHS Awards, Feb 14Guillermo del Toro, award-winning director, screenwriter, producer and novelist, will receive this year’s Distinguished Artisan Award from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild at their Awards ceremony, as announced today by Guild President Sue Cabral-Ebert.
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American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Barbra Streisand
News: American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Barbra StreisandAward-winning actress-director-producer-writer-singer Barbra Streisand will receive the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 2015 Board of Governors Award. The Oscar®-winning filmmaker and entertainer will be honored during the 29th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards gala here on February 15 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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Society Signs Directors Rachel Goldenberg and David Viau
News: Society Signs Directors Rachel Goldenberg and David ViauLos Angeles-based production company Society has signed Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Rachel Goldenberg for her first-ever U.S. commercial representation, as well as live-action and VFX specialist David Viau. The directors further expand a Society roster of regarded filmmakers who make cinematic, artful content for every platform. Goldenberg is well known for her directing work at Funny or Die, where she spent the last year as the site's White House liaison. At Funny or Die, she has directed hilarious and politically relevant films starring the likes of Kristen Bell, Christina Hendricks and First Lady Michelle Obama. She has also directed seven feature-length films that aired on Lifetime, Showtime and Syfy. David Viau [pronounced Vee-oh] was one of the founding designer/animators at Superfad. After years there, he emerged as a leading director delivering both comedic and design-driven visual campaigns.
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ASC Reveals Feature Film Nominees
News: ASC Reveals Feature Film NomineesBirdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Mr. Turner and Unbroken Vie for Top Honors from American Society of Cinematographers
Five directors of photography will vie for the American Society of Cinematographers Award in the theatrical motion picture category at the organization’s 29th Outstanding Achievement Awards ceremony.
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Hooligan Editor Jane Keller Gets to Know Italian Artist Maurizio Cattelan
News: Hooligan Editor Jane Keller Gets to Know Italian Artist Maurizio CattelanA slice of Axelrod's highly anticipated filmic look at Cattelan, the trailer features sundry footage of the enigmatic artist and his irreverently received works, as well as interviews with international gallerists, collectors, art critics, and other known Cattelan cohorts. The New York Times premiered the raucous trailer before it screened at the opening of a Cattelan exhibition at Sotheby’s S/2 Gallery.
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Ben Consoli's DIY DOP with Adam Starr
News: Ben Consoli's DIY DOP with Adam StarrIN THIS EPISODE: Today we welcome Director of Photography Adam Starr. I call him the DIY DOP because his unconventional and home made camera and lighting tricks have been used on countless commercials, corporate videos and feature films. Adam teaches us his unusual techniques for white balance and in-camera effects plus some inexpensive lighting tricks that will amaze you.
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Bringing the Voices of Middle Earth to Life with RX 4 Audio Repair
News: Bringing the Voices of Middle Earth to Life with RX 4 Audio RepairLord of the Rings and Hobbit Dialogue Editor Relies on iZotope’s Audio Toolkit
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, revealed that Ray Beentjes, dialogue editor for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, has made extensive use of iZotope's RX 4 audio repair and enhancement toolkit to capture more of the actors' on-set dialogue—resulting in more emotional performances and more impactful storytelling.
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WPA Film Library Offers Special Footage Deal Exclusively Through Footage.net
The WPA Film Library, a leading source for stock footage and archival imagery, is offering Footage.net newsletter readers a $250 discount coupon, good for footage sales completed before January 31, 2015.
Footage.net, the world's premier online resource for stock footage search and discovery, announced today that WPA Film Library, a leading source for stock footage and archival content, will offer Footage.net newsletter subscribers a $250 discount on all footage licensed before January 31, 2015.
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Fourth annual Sun Valley Film Festival offers up innovative slate of world premiere movies, new programs, thought-provoking panels, and lively parties
News: Fourth annual Sun Valley Film Festival offers up innovative slate of world premiere movies, new programs, thought-provoking panels, and lively partiesThe Sun Valley Film Festival, recognized by USA Today as one of the “Great Places for a Film Festival,” will roll out the red carpet for filmmakers and movie lovers, March 4th-8th, 2015, to celebrate the art of filmmaking and provide another great reason to visit Hollywood’s original ski Shangri-La.
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11th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Announces Winners
The LA 3-D Club is pleased to announce the winners of The 11th 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-14th, 2014, at the Downtown Independent theater in Los Angeles.
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AJA LUT-box Advances Color Control for Documentary Cinematographer Matthias Bolliger
News: AJA LUT-box Advances Color Control for Documentary Cinematographer Matthias BolligerAward-winning German Cinematographer Matthias Bolliger has captured several prominent national and international feature films over the years including “Chiko”, "Blutzbrüdaz”, and "Boy7" as well as documentaries like “Violinissimo” and “Cosmic Encounters 3D.”
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Art Directors Guild Announces Lifetime Achievement Awards Recipients, Jan. 31
News: Art Directors Guild Announces Lifetime Achievement Awards Recipients, Jan. 31For the first time in Art Directors Guild history, Lifetime Achievement Awards will be awarded in all four crafts comprising the ADG atthe 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards to be held on January 31, 2015 at a black-tie ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. As previously announced, Emmy®-winning and Oscar®-nominated Production Designer Jim Bissell will receive the Art Directors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Joining Bissell is Camille Abbott, who will receive the Illustrators and Matte Artists Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by fellow Senior Illustrator Tim Wilcox. The Set Designer receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from his craft is John P. Bruce, presented byProduction Designer Corey Kaplan. Scenic Artist Will Ferrell is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists craft, presented by Scenic Artist Jim Fiorito. The announcement was made today by John Shaffner, ADG Council Chairman, and ADG Awards Producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly.
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Vitec Group Acquires SmallHD
News: Vitec Group Acquires SmallHDCompany Brings Quality Field Monitors To Vitec Product line-up
The Vitec Group today announced that it has acquired SmallHD, the North Carolina company known for its high-quality, high-definition, on-camera field monitors used by videographers, cinematographers, camera assistants and other creative professionals across the filmmaking world. SmallHD will be incorporated into the Vitec Group’s Videocom division, complementing its existing brands.
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Award-wining cinematographer Mandy Walker named 2014 Kodak Cinematographer-in-Residence at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
News: Award-wining cinematographer Mandy Walker named 2014 Kodak Cinematographer-in-Residence at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television• Award-winning cinematographer Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS (the upcoming Jane Got a Gun, Red Riding Hood, Australia, Shattered Glass), has been named the 2014 Kodak Cinematographer-in-Residence at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT).
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EOS C100 Cinema Cameras, Canon Digital SLR Cameras, and EF-Series Lenses Provide Students Hands-On Tools for Boston University’s Film & Television Department
News: EOS C100 Cinema Cameras, Canon Digital SLR Cameras, and EF-Series Lenses Provide Students Hands-On Tools for Boston University’s Film & Television DepartmentCheck the resumes of media and entertainment executives and other production professionals, and it’s likely that many are graduates of the Film & Television Department of Boston University’s College of Communication. The college offers degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels for approximately 350 students annually, with instruction that includes hands-on experience using the latest professional production technologies. Students begin their training on entry-level gear, and gradually work their way up to using high-end equipment, which includes a large complement of Cinema cameras, digital SLR cameras, and lenses made by Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Opens Online Voting
News: Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Opens Online VotingThe Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards is pleased to announce that online voting is now available through MUAHS' website local706.org.
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Christopher Nolan Set To Receive The Cinematic Imagery Award At The Art Directors Guild’s Excellence In Production Design Awards On January 31, 2015
News: Christopher Nolan Set To Receive The Cinematic Imagery Award At The Art Directors Guild’s Excellence In Production Design Awards  On January 31, 2015Christopher Nolan will receive the prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award from the Art Directors Guild (ADG) at its 19th Annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards, it was announced today by ADG Council Chairman John Shaffner and Awards Producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly. Comedian Owen Benjamin will host the black-tie ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, set for January 31, 2015.
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Art Directors Guild Announces Craft Council Election Results
Art Directors Guild has announced election results for its four Craft Councils. All Craft Council members elected will serve three-year terms effective January 1, 2015.
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Colleen. Signs Cinematographer John Pingry for Exclusive Commercial Representation
News: Colleen. Signs Cinematographer John Pingry for Exclusive Commercial Representationcolleen., a modern management company founded by agent, coach and business development consultant Colleen Dolan Vinetz, has signed cinematographer John “Ping” Pingry to the agency’s roster for exclusive commercial representation.
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Visual Effects Society Names Ridley Scott Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award; to be Presented at VES Awards Feb 4, 2015
News: Visual Effects Society Names Ridley Scott Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award; to be Presented at VES Awards Feb 4, 2015Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, named multiple award-winning director-producer 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 13th Annual VES Awards on February 4, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Used to Shoot Challenging Dramatic Documentary Series Chicagoland
News: Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Used to Shoot Challenging Dramatic Documentary Series ChicagolandEarly in his career as a combat cameraman covering the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, Mark Benjamin relied on film and video formats to shoot award-winning feature-length documentaries for major networks and independent producers. For his assignments, each format provided the performance Benjamin needed at the time. For his latest project – Chicagoland, an eight-part unscripted CNN series examining public safety and education – he needed a cinema-quality HD camera that was adjustable to a variety of shooting situations, and capable of large single-sensor cinematic picture quality. Other important requirements included high mobility, light weight, easy operation, compact size, extreme low-light image capture capability, long record times and battery life and compatibility with a wide range of lenses for creative shooting options. The production’s needs were met using the EOS C300 Digital Cinema cameras and EF-series lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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ASC Names TV Nominees
HBO's Game of Thrones Leads the Pack
Highlighting excellence in television cinematography, the American Society of Cinematographers has named its nominees for the organization’s 29th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. The winners will be announced on February 15, 2015, at a gala held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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BaseCamp Entertainment Signs Director Carlos Perez
News: BaseCamp Entertainment Signs Director Carlos PerezAcclaimed Multidisciplinary Creative Director Positions the Production
New York-based production company BaseCamp Entertainment is pleased to welcome multidisciplinary creative Carlos Perez to its directorial roster. With more than 17 years of experience transforming brands, Perez positions the company for continued growth in the U.S. Hispanic market producing high-end commercials and branded content. Perez is also the founder of Elastic People, a Miami-based design agency specializing in integrated branding campaigns for global brands and celebrities.
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Mixtape Club & Google Creative Lab Celebrate Android’s Whimsical World In Animated Campaign
News: Mixtape Club & Google Creative Lab Celebrate Android’s Whimsical World In Animated CampaignIntegrated production and animation studio Mixtape Club recently partnered with Google Creative Lab to help produce a multi-platform campaign for the Android mobile operating system. From broadcast and web to out-of-home executions, the campaign revolves around an entire world of diverse characters who bring to life the brand’s new tagline, “Be together. Not the same.”
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For Indie Filmmakers Seeking to Capture the Look of a Major Feature, It’s All Relative When You’re Using a Canon EOS C100 Cinema Camera and a Selection of Canon Lenses
News: For Indie Filmmakers Seeking to Capture the Look of a Major Feature, It’s All Relative When You’re Using a Canon EOS C100 Cinema Camera and a Selection of Canon LensesCombining cinematic digital HD video capture with convenience and affordability, the EOS C100 Digital Cinema camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is an attractive choice for budget-conscious independent producers. Other filmmakers, however, report a preference for this camera regardless of budget, noting that its compact size, high mobility, outstanding low-light imaging capabilities, and compatibility with more than 70 Canon EF-series Photographic and Cinema lenses provide irresistible creative digital filmmaking potential. Such was the case with writer/director J.C. Khoury and director of photography Andreas von Scheele when they filmed their recent feature-length comedy/drama All Relative using two Canon EOS C100 cameras and an array of Canon lenses almost entirely within highly accessible locations in New York City and nearby suburban Westchester County.
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Encore Completes Dailies, Post & VFX for HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'
News: Encore Completes Dailies, Post & VFX for HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'Four-Part Project Shot on Film Shared Between New York and Los Angeles Facilities
HBO's miniseries "Olive Kitteridge" starring Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins and Bill Murray tells the poignantly sweet, acerbically funny and devastatingly tragic story of a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, told through the lens of Olive , whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center.
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HitFilm 3 Pro
An entire post-production studio in one product
FXHOME has announced that the latest version of its cutting-edge video editing and visual effects software, HitFilm 3 Pro, is now available for pre-order.
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Unified Pictures Goes I/O with Bluefish444 on Independent Films
News: Unified Pictures Goes I/O with Bluefish444 on Independent FilmsUnified Pictures operates as an independent film production and distribution company dedicated to the development, financing, production and distribution of top-tier filmed entertainment. With several cutting-edge and artistically innovative films, Unified Pictures has established an impressive presence in a wide variety of film genres.
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"RON AND LAURA TAKE BACK AMERICA" TAKES HOME FOUR AWARDS AT INDIE FEST USA / Mockumentary Wins Best Comedy, Best of Festival, Best Director & Best Actress
The executive producers of “Ron and Laura Take Back America” announce today that their feature won four awards including “Best Comedy” and “Best of Festival” at the Indie Fest USA International Film Festival. Wins also include “Best Director” and “Best Actress” (Markham). Written and directed by its co-stars, the comedy team of Mel England (“Little Big Top”) and Janice Markham (“Grandma Sylvia’s Funeral”), the film also stars Golden Globe Best Actress Nominee Irene Bedard (“Into the West”), Jim J. Bullock (“The New Hollywood Squares”), and features a celebrity cameo by Academy Award Best Actress Nominee Sally Kirkland.
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BRW FILMLAND Los Angeles Signs Director/Creative Director Andrew Gura
News: BRW FILMLAND Los Angeles Signs Director/Creative Director Andrew GuraProduction company expands in-house creative offerings with new hire
BRW FILMLAND Los Angeles signs diverse director/creative director Andrew Gura for U.S. commercial representation. With a background spanning roles as director, creative director, producer, writer, photographer and editor, Gura is well-positioned to craft hybrid campaigns that encompass video content, still photography and experiential. Gura leverages his experience as a photographer and visual artist to deliver visually rich narrative to branded work for the likes of Scion, BMW, Levi’s, 4mm Games and Def Jam, among others. His creative direction and still photography has been featured on album covers for JDilla, Saul Williams and for singer/songwriter Charlie Winston’s platinum-selling sophomore record Running Still.
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Documentary Editors Rock ‘Filmage’ Post Production with AJA Io XT
News: Documentary Editors Rock ‘Filmage’ Post Production with AJA Io XT"Filmage: The Story of DESCENDENTS/ALL" began as a passion project for a group of creatives working at Dallas-based post house CharlieUniformTango , and quickly evolved into a full-fledged documentary production. Within four years, the film's directors Deedle LaCour and Matt Riggle, along with editors Justin Wilson and James Rayburn, had traveled the world, combining a love for old-school punk music with filmmaking chops to deliver an indie flick that recounts the history and influence of punk rock legends the Descendents. The film features a compilation of present-day interviews with band members and industry influencers, fan video submissions and archived tour media. Editorial for the film required a portable and flexible workflow, for which Rayburn turned to AJA’s Io XT Thunderbolt-enabled professional video device for on-the-go I/O.
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Award-Winning Filmmaker Kevin Railsback Makes Panasonic AJ-PX270P2 HD Handheld His Primary Camera For Nature Shoots
News: 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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Nice Shoes Colors Critically-Acclaimed Indie Feature Heaven Knows What
News: Nice Shoes Colors Critically-Acclaimed Indie Feature Heaven Knows WhatFeature film Heaven Knows What, directed by Joshua and Benny Safdie, is an uncompromising portrayal of heroin addicts in New York City, based on the unpublished memoir of star Arielle Holmes. The film, which also stars Caleb Landry Jones, screened at the Venice Film Festival, Toronto International, Vancouver International, and just made its U.S. premiere at the New York Film Festival to critical acclaim. As the Safdie brothers prepared for the film’s festival run, they collaborated with Nice Shoes colorist Sal Malfitano to create the film’s final, gritty look. Heaven Knows What screens at the Tokyo International Film Festival October 26, 28 and 30th, and was recently picked up by TWC RADiUS for release in the second quarter of 2015.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces The Second-generation EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera
Features MP4 and AVCHD 1080/60p Recording, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Face-Detection Autofocus, Redesigned Viewfinder and OLED Panel, Built-In Canon Log Look-Up Table, and Wireless File Transfer
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the Canon EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera, the latest edition to the Canon Cinema EOS line of professional Super 35mm 8.3 megapixel CMOS cameras and the second-generation version of the popular Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera.
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Adventure Filmmaker Taylor Steele Signs with Bully Pictures
News: Adventure Filmmaker Taylor Steele Signs with Bully PicturesTaylor Steele, an American filmmaker best known for the award-winning surf documentaries Sipping Jetstream and Castles in the Sky, has joined Bully Pictures for exclusive representation for advertising projects. The director of more than 40 films as well as television spots for Corona, Aston Martin, Roxy and Pacifico, Steele has spent more than two decades traveling the globe, capturing spectacular imagery while working with the world’s best surfers, musicians and other talents.
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Panasonic VariCam 35 and VariCam HS Ship
News: Panasonic VariCam 35 and VariCam HS ShipPanasonic today announced the immediate availability of its highly-anticipated VariCam models, the VariCam 35 and VariCam HS.
The VariCam 35's superb image handling in multiple formats ranging from pristine 4K RAW to more practical 4K, UHD, 2K, HD and ProRes capture formats make it an unparalleled tool for high-end filmmaking, commercials and episodic production as well as live 4K events. With high-speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps, the companion 2/3" VariCam HS produces extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications.
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Visual Effects Society Names Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonso as VES Summit Keynote Speaker
Academy Award-winning VFX Artists, Cinematographers and Production Designers Headline Visual Imagery Panel; Industry Leaders Host 14 Interactive Business Roundtables
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, announced Victoria Alonso, Executive Vice President of Visual Effects and Post Production, Marvel Studios as Keynote Speaker at its 6th annual Summit, Networking and Visual Imagery Evolution.” The interactive forum on Saturday, October 18th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to explore the dynamic evolution of visual imagery and illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem solving in a TED Talks–like atmosphere.
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BRW FILMLAND Los Angeles Signs Director Axel Laubscher
News: BRW FILMLAND Los Angeles Signs Director Axel LaubscherBRW FILMLAND Los Angeles has signed director Axel Laubscher for U.S. commercial representation. Coming to BRW from Hungry Man, the German-born director has helmed award-winning campaigns for top international brands such as Volkswagen, E*TRADE, Playstation, Mercedes, Allstate, McDonald’s and Coca-Cola.
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Disorderly Conduct Signs Jesse Moss, Sundance Award-Winning Director of The Overnighters
News: Disorderly Conduct Signs Jesse Moss, Sundance Award-Winning Director of The OvernightersRiveting Feature Documentary Opens Theatrically In October
National production company Disorderly Conduct has signed Director Jesse Moss, whose critically-acclaimed documentary The Overnighters is distributed by Drafthouse Films and commences its nationwide theatrical run in October of this year. At Disorderly Conduct, Moss joins a Director roster that includes Brett Foraker, Daniel Levy, Jan Wentz, Luis Gerard, Eric Stoltz and Francesco Calabrese.
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Athena Studios Names Vince De Quattro Executive in Charge of Production
News: Athena Studios Names Vince De Quattro Executive in Charge of ProductionDe Quattro is Former 32TEN Studios and Academy of Art University Executive
Athena Studios, an Emeryville, CA-based company specializing in animation for film and multimedia clients, has named Vince De Quattro as the company's new Executive in Charge of Production. The announcement was made today by Jon V. Peters, Founder of Athena Studios.
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Imagineer Systems Celebrates the Season with its Annual Halloween Video Contest
mocha users are invited to show off their filmmaking tricks for a chance to win software treats from Imagineer Systems, Boris FX, FXHome, Rampant Design, Red Giant and Digital Anarchy
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® planar tracking technology, is again on the lookout for the year’s most horrifying, or most hysterical, Halloween short film. The Halloween-inspired videos will win a number of software prizes from Imagineer Systems and contest partners Boris FX, FXHome, Rampant Design, Red Giant and Digital Anarchy.
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SMPTE® to Honor Recipients of Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship at SMPTE 2014
Award Ceremony Is Among SMPTE Initiatives Supporting and Recognizing Student Education and Participation in Motion-Imaging Field
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the Society's 2014 Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship will be presented Oct. 23 during the SMPTE 2014 Honors and Awards Ceremony, supported by IMAX. The ceremony will mark the conclusion of the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014), held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California.
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Kaminski, Papamichael and Pfister Roll Out Advanced Filmmaking
News: Kaminski, Papamichael and Pfister Roll Out Advanced FilmmakingMaster cinematographers Janusz Kaminski, Phedon Papamichael, ASC, GSC and Wally Pfister, ASC have introduced Advanced Filmmaking, an online series of instructional videos designed to inspire and inform aspiring filmmakers. In addition to extensive interviews with the principals, Advanced Filmmaking offers more than 12 hours of informative chats with a wide range of colleagues including Alexander Payne, Wim Wenders, and many others.
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Shane Hurlbut’s 26-City Cinematography Tour
Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C., has announced his highly anticipated filmmaking tour, The Illumination Experience. This tour is ideal for any filmmaker seeking industry insight on cinematic lighting and cinematography. Shane’s Illumination Experience will be traveling to 26 North American cities from September 14 to November 16, 2014.
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Post Production Workflow for Gone Girl At LAPPG's October Meeting - Presented by HP
Exploring the Most Advanced Technical Workflow in Filmmaking
The Los Angeles Post Production Group (LAPPG) is honored to showcase the post production workflow for the soon to be released feature film, Gone Girl at their October 8th Meeting at 7pm at Crossroads School in Santa Monica.
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American Society of Cinematographers To Honor Four Outstanding Filmmakers
News: American Society of Cinematographers To Honor Four Outstanding FilmmakersJohn Bailey, Bill Roe, Phil Méheux and Matthew Leonetti to be Feted at Annual ASC Awards
John Bailey, ASC; Bill Roe, ASC; Phil Méheux, BSC; and Matthew F. Leonetti, ASC will be recognized by their fellow cinematographers during the 29th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement on February 15, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Century City. Bailey will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, Roe the Career Achievement in Television Award, Méheux earns the International Award, and Leonetti will be recognized with the Presidents Award.
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Zac Cavaliero's Animated Short Wins Reel 13 National Competition - Earning It A Broadcast Debut on Thirteen-WNET
News: Zac Cavaliero's Animated Short Wins Reel 13 National Competition - Earning It A Broadcast Debut on Thirteen-WNETAs A Growing Number of Feature Films Continue to Tap His Talent As A Previz Artist, Shot Designer, FX Artist and Modeler, The Young Filmmaker Continues To Evolve As A Multi-Disciplined Talent
Zac Cavaliero's short film, 'The Frank Job,’ showcasing the cinematographer's skills as a character animator was Reel 13's voters' choice this week, earning it a slot on national broadcast television on Thirteen-WNET's Saturday evening line up. The film's storyline is a new twist on the classic tale of 'Frankenstein,' with the lead character, an inept yet determined mad scientist, artfully crafted by Cavaliero into an animated character with features befitting his eccentric personality.
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Superlounge Duo Jacob/Slade and JNA AdvertisingMake Kansas Lottery’s Dreams Come True
News: Superlounge Duo Jacob/Slade and JNA AdvertisingMake Kansas Lottery’s Dreams Come True‘Dream Sergeant’ Campaign Marks Directing Team’s US Debut
Everybody has a dream. With its new campaign via JNA Advertising, Overland Park, Kansas, and directed by Superlounge duo Jacob/Slade, the Kansas Lottery encourages us to dream bigger. Lance McCormick and Tom Wirt were the co-creative directors for the campaign. In the spots, comprised of three :30s and four :15s, people fantasize about small things, causing a drill sergeant to materialize and urge them to play the Kansas Lottery and “Dream Bigger.” The Kansas Lottery’s “Dream Sergeant” campaign broke September 8 and will continue to roll out and rotate throughout the year.
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Canon U.S.A. Celebrates 75 Years of Optics Heritage with the Addition of Three New Lenses
New Lenses Enable Photographers of All Levels to Create Stunning Images
Following on the heels of its milestone of 100 million EF lenses produced worldwide*, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce three new lenses adding to it’s rich history of developing and delivering outstanding optics to all types of photographers, cinematographers, online content creators and image makers from budding amateurs to the most seasoned professionals. The three new lenses include two EF series lenses ─ the EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM super telephoto lens and the EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM standard zoom lens, as well as one EF-S series lens ─ the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM wide-angle pancake lens. These new lenses will also be the latest addition to Canon’s GlassFirst.com online resource, helping image makers explore the Company’s vast EF lens portfolio.
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