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Boris FX Announces Free 360/VR Plug-in Giveaway for the Month of May
Boris FX Announces Free 360/VR Plug-in Giveaway for the Month of May
The Boris FX Continuum VR Unit is now available free through May 31, 2018. Five 360° enabled plug-ins for immersive video post-production.
The new Continuum VR Unit from Boris FX, the leading creative visual effects plug-in developer, delivers five useful and fast filters for professional reframing, editing, and finishing 360° video. The recently released 360° toolset fills a gap in the rapidly growing 360/VR immersive filmmaking industry which requires specialized tools to process spherical video formats. From now through May 31, 2018, Boris FX is offering the Continuum VR Unit as a free giveaway (a $199 value).
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The Red Giant Annual Spring Sale is Coming April 24th, 30% Off All Plugins
The Red Giant Annual Spring Sale is Coming April 24th, 30% Off All Plugins
For just 24 hours, Red Giant will be offering 30% off full licenses, upgrades and academic store products. Discounted VFX, filmmaking and motion graphics plugins for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X and more.
The Red Giant annual Spring Sale is back again, with all tools found in the Red Giant online store on sale at 30% off their original price. The sale will go live on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 8AM PDT for just 24 hours. All Red Giant VFX, filmmaking and motion graphics plugins and suites sold online at www.redgiant.com, including full licenses, upgrades and products from the academic store* (already 50% off), will be on sale at 30% off the regular price from 8:00 AM PDT on April 24, 2018 to 8:00 AM PDT on April 25, 2018.
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Park Pictures' AG Rojas grounds Florence + The Machine with artful grayscale in "Sky Full of Song" video
Park Pictures' AG Rojas grounds Florence + The Machine with artful grayscale in "Sky Full of Song" videoAward-winning director AG Rojas, represented by Park Pictures, unveils Florence + The Machine’s latest track “Sky Full of Song” with an inspired grayscale art film.. Chock full of metaphor borrowed from the song’s lyrics, Rojas pairs still life, psychedelic swirls and the unusually still figure of Florence, immobile on a hardwood floor. The song and music video were released for the upcoming annual Record Store Day on April 21, 2018, where a limited edition, double A-side 7” vinyl of the track will become available.
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Westdoc Online: An Exclusive Interview with the Makers of Netflix’s Shot in the Dark
Westdoc Online: An Exclusive Interview with the Makers of Netflix’s Shot in the DarkWestdoc Online, an internet broadcast series dedicated to documentary and nonfiction filmmaking, will publish an exclusive video interview with the makers of the Netflix documentary series Shot in the Dark on Wednesday, April 4 at 9:30am Pacific time.
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Pond5 and DJI Join Forces to Create an Online Marketplace for Aerial Footage from FAA Certified Pilots and Filmmakers
Pond5 and DJI Join Forces to Create an Online Marketplace for Aerial Footage from FAA Certified Pilots and Filmmakers
Program will curate and promote collections of aerial footage captured by licensed pilots using DJI drones to Pond5’s millions of users searching for professional video
Global content marketplace Pond5 and DJI, the world’s leading manufacturer of civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today launched an innovative collaboration to develop a premium collection of licensable aerial footage .
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Aerial Cinematography Firm Takes to the Skies with FUJINON Cabrio Zoom
Aerial Cinematography Firm Takes to the Skies with FUJINON Cabrio Zoom
Rugged Design of FUJINON 25-300mm Cabrio Zoom Makes for Perfect Pairing with RED Helium 8K Camera
Shooting car chases, rocket tests, and flying action hero scenes from thousands of feet in the air requires a camera/lens combination that’s sturdy, flexible and sharp. For one of the world’s top aerial cinematography companies, Hawthorne, CA-based Gyron Systems International, a division of Wolfe Air Aviation, Ltd., those requirements led them to pair the 25-300mm Cabrio zoom from FUJIFILM/FUJINON with the RED Helium 8K camera.
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PushPlay to Win in annual short film contest from LaCie
PushPlay to Win in annual short film contest from LaCiePushPlay is an annual short film contest for the indie filmmaking community—hosted by LaCie. Together with a carefully selected panel of judges, we’ll be looking for the best told stories from the brightest emerging filmmakers spanning narrative fiction, documentary, and animation film categories.
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Show Me The Money: Westdoc Online to Cover Grants and Funding in Next Episode
Show Me The Money: Westdoc Online to Cover Grants and Funding in Next EpisodeWestdoc Online, an internet broadcast series dedicated to documentary and nonfiction filmmaking, announced today it will cover valuable information on securing grants and other forms of funding for documentary and nonfiction projects in its next episode livestreaming Wednesday, March 21 at 9:30am Pacific time on www.westdoconline.com.
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Adorama LIVE from NAB 2018 Brings Comedic and Production Gold to the Show Floor
Adorama LIVE from NAB 2018 Brings Comedic and Production Gold to the Show Floor
NYC-based pro video and audio solutions provider sets out to entertain and educate at the 2018 National Association of Broadcasters Show; Visit Adorama to see a real live production workflow in action
Adorama, one of the world's largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, will be bringing a real live production workflow to the 2018 NAB Show floor, giving attendees a chance to not only see the latest and greatest equipment the industry has to offer, but to see it in action. Teaming up with acclaimed Framework Productions, Adorama will be transforming their Central Hall exhibit (C4345) into the "Adorama LIVE from NAB" talk show TV set, where comedic talent will be entertaining as well as educating booth visitors through lively and engaging discussions with some of the industry's top talent.
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2018 Sundance Breakthrough Filmmaker Bing Liu signs with Nonfiction Unlimited for commercials and branded content
2018 Sundance Breakthrough Filmmaker Bing Liu signs with Nonfiction Unlimited for commercials and branded contentThe principals of LA-based commercial production company Nonfiction Unlimited are very proud to add 2018 Sundance Film Festival award-winning filmmaker Bing Liu to the company's exclusive roster of documentary directors. On Jan. 27, Liu was presented with Sundance's Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking for his feature-length documentary film, "Minding the Gap" (http://www.mindingthegapfilm.com).
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American Society of Cinematographers Announces Winners in All Categories
American Society of Cinematographers Announces Winners in All Categories
“Blade Runner 2049” Wins American Society of Cinematographers Award; “The Crown,” “12 Monkeys,” and “Genius” Take Top Prizes in TV; “November” Claims Spotlight Award
Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC claimed the coveted Theatrical Award for best cinematography in a motion picture for his work on “Blade Runner 2049” at the 32nd Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Mart Taniel, ESC was given the Spotlight Award for “November.” In the TV categories, winners included Adriano Goldman, ASC, ABC for “The Crown;” Boris Mojsovski, CSC for “12 Monkeys;” and Mathias Herndl, AAC for “Genius.” The awards ceremony took place tonight in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
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American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Appoints Eric Rodli as Executive Director
American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Appoints Eric Rodli as Executive DirectorThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has named Eric Rodli as executive director, effective immediately. In his new role, Rodli will be responsible for driving initiatives that uphold the mission of the organization – to advance the art and science of cinematography – and creating a supportive community for its members.
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Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg added for theatrical premiere of BIRDLAND, new feature from Peter Lynch.
Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg added for theatrical premiere of BIRDLAND, new feature from Peter Lynch.
THE NEW FEATURE FROM WRITER/DIRECTOR PETER LYNCH, STARRING KATHLEEN MUNROE, DAVID ALPAY, BENJAMIN AYRES, JORIS JARSKY, CARA GEE, MELANIE SCROFANO AND STEPHEN McHATTIE
108 Media, in association with MEI: Media Events Innovation, is pleased to announce Vancouver, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Calgary have been added to the theatrical rollout for the premiere of Birdland, a post-noir thriller directed by award-winning Peter Lynch (Cyberman, Project Grizzly, Arrowhead).
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RED Collective Series Features Wildlife Filmmakers Shannon Benson and Russell MacLaughlin
RED Collective Series Features Wildlife Filmmakers Shannon Benson and Russell MacLaughlin
Shannon and Russ’ award-winning images have been featured on National Geographic and Animal Planet
Shannon Wild and Russell MacLaughlin are renowned for capturing intimate shots of wildlife in their natural environments. Shannon and Russ’ award-winning images have been featured on National Geographic and Animal Planet, and in exhibits around the world. Their work is fueled by their dedication to conservation and profound love of the wild world. In this RED Collective video, the husband-and-wife filmmaking team discuss the immense passion and patience required to shoot wildlife, and the importance of having the professional-grade camera equipment to capture these unscripted moments. Watch Shannon and Russ go to work on the beaches of Indonesia with the Komodo dragon, and travel with them to Kenya as they hunt with the big cats.
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Angelina Jolie to Receive ASC Board of Governors Award
Angelina Jolie to Receive ASC Board of Governors AwardThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) announces Oscar®-winner Angelina Jolie as the recipient of the 2018 ASC Board of Governors Award. The presentation will be made at the organization’s 32nd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Feb. 17 at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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ASC Announces Nominees in all Categories, including Rachel Morrison, ASC and Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC
ASC Announces Nominees in all Categories, including Rachel Morrison, ASC and Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC
Nominees include their first woman, Rachel Morrison ASC , as well as Roger Deakins ASC, BSC, for Blade Runner 2049
(Los Angeles, CA--January 9, 2018) The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the nominees in all categories of the 32nd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Winners will be revealed at the organization’s February 17 ceremony, which will be emceed this year by Ben Mankiewicz, a longtime host on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). The event will be held at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Kathryn Bigelow
Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Kathryn Bigelow
2018 MPSE Golden Reel Awards Slated for February 18th
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today announces that it will honor Kathryn Bigelow with its annual Filmmaker Award. The director of such films as Detroit, Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker, is being recognized for her outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. She will receive the award at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony February 18th in Los Angeles.
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Winners of 3rd Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Recognized at SMPTE 2017
Winners of 3rd Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Recognized at SMPTE 2017
Film Festival Held During SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Featured 17 Official Selections From Around the World
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards have supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), the organization serving the professional media creation and finishing community, have announced the winners of the third annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. Held on Monday, Oct. 23, at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood, California, in conjunction with the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), the film festival showcased submissions demonstrating creative uses of technology in storytelling.
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ASC Names 2017 Student Heritage Award Winners
ASC Names 2017 Student Heritage Award Winners
Winners Hail from AFI, LMU and USC
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) announced their annual Student Heritage Award winners during a presentation at the organization’s clubhouse in Hollywood on Saturday night. Three student filmmakers were singled out for demonstrating exceptional abilities in cinematography. The competition is designed to highlight the work of emerging talent, and inspire the next generation of filmmakers.
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American Society of Cinematographers Accepting Entries in Television Competition
American Society of Cinematographers Accepting Entries in Television Competition
Organization Sets 2018 Date for Annual Awards Gala
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has opened its call for entries in the television categories for the 32nd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography, which will be held February 17, 2018, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
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Outsight Creamsource Lights Up The Fate of the Furious
Outsight Creamsource Lights Up The Fate of the Furious
Cinematographer Stephen F. Windon, ACS, ASC and Gaffer Michael Ambrose chose Creamsource for 8th installment in Universal franchise after multi-manufacturer shoot-out
Outsight, the pioneering advanced lighting technology company, had a supporting role in the production of the eighth instalment of The Fast and the Furious franchise — The Fate of the Furious — with its Creamsource Doppio+ and Creamsource Mini+ for facial key lights and Creamsource Sky for sky light and one of the film’s most spectacular visual effects. The Creamsource Mini+ is a smaller version of the standard Creamsource Doppio+.
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Sigma Announces 24-35mm T2.2 FF Zoom Cine Lens Pricing and Availability
Sigma Announces 24-35mm T2.2 FF Zoom Cine Lens Pricing and Availability
High-performance, full-frame sensor compatible zoom lens begins shipping in June 2017 for a retail price of $4999.00 USD
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, announced today that its 24-35mm T2.2 FF Zoom Cine lens will begin shipping in June 2017 for a retail price of $4999.00 USD.
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Panasonic Previews Compact 5.7K Super 35mm AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera
Panasonic Previews Compact 5.7K Super 35mm AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera
Weighing only 2.65-lbs (1.2Kg, body-only) with a compact form factor (6.69” x 5.31” x 5.23”) and a removable handgrip, the EVA1 can be used for efficient handheld shooting applications and can also be mounted on a drone, gimbal rig or jib arm for complex yet smooth camera moves
At Cine Gear Expo 2017 in Hollywood, CA, Panasonic previewed the AU-EVA1, a new 5.7K cinema camera positioned between the Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K mirrorless camera and the VariCam LT 4K cinema camera. Compact and lightweight, the AU-EVA1 is tailor-made for handheld shooting, but also well suited for documentaries, commercials and music videos.
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RED Digital Cinema to Exhibit at Cine Gear Expo 2017
RED Digital Cinema to Exhibit at Cine Gear Expo 2017
RED to Host Panels Featuring Henry Braham, BSC, Dean Devlin and Red Bull Media House
Cine Gear attendees can find RED Digital Cinema at booth S301 in Stage 2 of Paramount Studios at Cine Gear Expo 2017 from June 2-3. Visitors to RED can interact with a range of DSMC2™ cameras, including SCARLET-W™, RED EPIC-W™, WEAPON® 8K S35 and WEAPON 8K VV. Additionally, RED will be demonstrating the latest workflow options - covering their new image processing pipeline (IPP2), HDR, and 8K.
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The Post Production Event of the Year Celebrates 5th Year Anniversary, NYC, June 10th
Oscar-nominated Dylan Tichenor, ACE, heads up this year’s lineup of celebrated editors, VR industry leaders and more.
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training hub for post-production and content creators, announces their all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for “Sight, Sound & Story” 2017.  The annual one-day event is held this year on June 10, 2017 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, just footsteps from Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center. “Sight, Sound and Story” is a high-profile speaker series that brings audiences behind the scenes and face to face with the legends of visual story telling.
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MAXON Cinema 4D and CV-VR Cam Software Inspire Virtual Reality Film Satire, EXTRAVAGANZA
MAXON Cinema 4D and CV-VR Cam Software Inspire Virtual Reality Film Satire, EXTRAVAGANZA
Filmmaker Ethan Shaftel Leverages Popular 3D Solutions to Streamline VR Workflow; Film Starring Paul Scheer and John Gemberling to Make European Premiere at “NEXT” VR Program During the 2017 Cannes Film Festival
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, animation, painting and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce EXTRAVAGANZA, a new virtual reality (VR) short film satire directed by Ethan Shaftel, leverages the company’s acclaimed Cinema 4D software and its CV-VR Cam dedicated plug-in for rendering virtual reality (VR) content.
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Mettle and Facebook to Bring Depth-Related VFX to Facebook Surround 360 Post Production Workflow
Mettle and Facebook to Bring Depth-Related VFX to Facebook Surround 360 Post Production Workflow
Mettle Works with Facebook to Develop One of Industry’s First Depth-Based VFX Software for Adobe® After Effects® and Premiere Pro® Artists, Optimized for 6DoF in the 360 Space
Mettle (www.mettle.com) today announced a collaboration with Facebook on the launch of the new Facebook Surround 360 Family of cameras, unveiled today at at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference in San Jose.
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Technicolor PostWorks Supports 13 Tribeca World Premieres
Technicolor PostWorks Supports 13 Tribeca World PremieresContinuing its long support for filmmaking in New York, Technicolor PostWorks provided post-production services to 13 films screening at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, including three films in the U.S. Narrative competition, two in the Spotlight Narrative section, one in the World Documentary competition, four in the Spotlight Documentary section and one in the Shorts sections. Additionally, the facility supported three projects produced for television screening in the second annual Tribeca TV festival. Services included editorial conforming and color grading. PostWorks provided ADR, sound editorial and sound mixing.
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NASA to Stream First Live 4K Video From Space at the 2017 NAB Show
NASA to Stream First Live 4K Video From Space at the 2017 NAB Show
US astronauts on the International Space Station featured in Super Session that probes the future and demonstrates end-to-end live 4K, cloud-based workflow in HEVC for delivery to multiscreen devices
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced today it will produce the first-ever live 4K video stream from space during a Super Session at the 2017 NAB Show. “Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to the Future with NASA and Hollywood” will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26 in room N249 of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).
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hsc.tv Shoots Network Sports, Documentary Features With Full Line of Panasonic VariCam Cameras
hsc.tv Shoots Network Sports, Documentary Features With Full Line of Panasonic VariCam CamerasFrom covering Grand Slam Tennis and the Masters Golf Tournament for ESPN to shooting promos for TruTV, from a feature on the New York Yankees for ESPN’s SportsCenter to a music video tease for ABC’s “The View,” production company hsc.tv (New York, NY) has shot many high-profile projects with its VariCam line of cameras.
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Broadcast Pix Partners with NewBlue to Add Motion CG Software to Broadcast Pix Switchers
Broadcast Pix Partners with NewBlue to Add Motion CG Software to Broadcast Pix SwitchersBroadcast Pix™ today announced an agreement with NewBlue, an innovative titling and video effects company based in San Diego, to include its high-end CG engine in Broadcast Pix integrated production switchers. Titler Live powered by NewBlueFX produces resolution independent 3D text and graphics, as well as motion graphics animations. Broadcast Pix will demonstrate its new graphics capabilities at the 2017 NAB Show (Booth SL9721), which runs April 24-27 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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RED supports Coca-Cola & Regal student program
RED supports Coca-Cola & Regal student program
Chapman University Students Julian Conner & Tom Teller's Short Film Will Debut in Regal Cinemas Nationwide in May
Regal Entertainment Group, a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating one of the largest theatre circuits in the United States, and Coca-Cola announced Julian Conner and Tom Teller from Chapman University are the winners of this year's Coca-Cola and Regal Films program for their film Crunch Time.
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Robert Legato to Present Keynote at NAB Show 'The Future of Cinema Conference' Produced With SMPTE
Robert Legato to Present Keynote at NAB Show 'The Future of Cinema Conference' Produced With SMPTE
Emmy® and Academy® Award-Winning Visual Effects Supervisor Will Discuss 'Jungle Book, Photorealism, and the Bright Future of Filmmaking'
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that Emmy® and Academy® Award-winning visual effects supervisor Robert Legato will present the keynote at the 2017 NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Intersection of Technology, Art, & Commerce in Cinema," produced in partnership with SMPTE. The conference will take place April 22-23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Japan’s HBC Flex Installs Blackmagic Design’s Cintel Film Scanner
Japan’s HBC Flex Installs Blackmagic Design’s Cintel Film ScannerBlackmagic Design today announced that HBC Flex has installed a Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner to archive numerous films they have produced over their more than 50 years of filmmaking. HBC Flex, launched in 1955 as an affiliated company of Hokkaido Broadcasting Co. Ltd., has produced a number of 16mm short films, as well as TV news and TV programs. Such films include images from the Hokkaido Olympics in 1972, promotional films for various cities and towns throughout the Hokkaido area, as well as for corporations, events and constructions. The company has more than 1,000 film titles, many of which are stored currently only as negative film.
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LightHouse Films Signs Director Anthony Pellino for U.S. Representation
LightHouse Films Signs Director Anthony Pellino for U.S. Representation
Up and Coming Director Brings Visually Stunning Direction to LightHouse Films
New York based commercial production company LightHouse Films is excited to welcome director Anthony Pellino to their award winning roster of directors. Based in New York, Pellino brings a unique and riveting style of directing to the LightHouse team by constantly striving to convey raw emotion through a cinematically surreal, yet highly authentic approach to filmmaking.
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Cinematographers Guild to Host VR Panel at VRLA Trade Show, April 14
Cinematographers Guild to Host VR Panel at VRLA Trade Show, April 14The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE, ICG Local 600) will host a production panel at the Virtual Reality Trade Show and Conference (VRLA) on Friday, April 14, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Time TBD) The session, which is part of the VRLA’s professional programming, will be moderated by Michael Chambliss, a technology specialist and ICG business representative whose main focus is on production technologies impacting directors of photography and their camera crews for both film and television.
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SXSW film "Flesh and Blood" created with Blackmagic Design
SXSW film "Flesh and Blood" created with Blackmagic Design
Shot with Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K and Graded with DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design announced today that 2017 South By Southwest (SXSW) debut film “Flesh and Blood” was shot with several of Blackmagic Design’s digital film cameras, including URSA Mini 4.6K, Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera, by DP Patrice Lucien Cochet. Producer and Post Production Supervisor Dustin Hughes also used Blackmagic Design’s professional editing, color grading and finishing solution DaVinci Resolve Studio to color grade the film, as well as Fusion for visual effects (VFX) work.
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OffAbbot Creates/Produces Hollar.com's First-Ever TV Ad
OffAbbot Creates/Produces Hollar.com's First-Ever TV Ad
Creative Collective Partners With Popular Mobile Retailer To Create And Produce New “Bottomless" Spot
Looking to make a splash with its first foray into broadcast TV, Hollar.com (recently named one of the top 33 start-ups to watch in 2017 by Business Insider)partnered with digital production collective OffAbbot to create and produce the brand’s new ad “Bottomless.”
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Geoff Bailey Joins Alkemy X As Creative Director
Geoff Bailey Joins Alkemy X As Creative DirectorCreative content company Alkemy X has added Creative Director Geoff Bailey to its New York office. This move accents a noteworthy stretch of expansion in which Alkemy X almost doubled its staff and opened a new state-of-the-art production and post facility in New York City. The announcement comes on the heels of Alkemy X making headlines as the exclusive visual effects company on M. Night Shyamalan’s original thriller “Split,” which was the no. 1 film at the U.S. Box Office for three consecutive weeks.
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LightHouse Films Signs Director Romain Quirot for US Representation
LightHouse Films Signs Director Romain Quirot for US Representation
Award-Winning French Director Brings Style, Humor, and Genius Artistic Direction to the U.S.
Commercial production company LightHouse Films based in NYC is excited to welcome director Romain Quirot, who will be represented exclusively in the North American market. Based in Paris, Quirot will bring his poetic, often light-hearted style of filmmaking to commercial and digital projects for LightHouse, expanding the company’s already versatile roster of directors.
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Designed for the latest Super35 and Full-Frame Digital Cinema Cameras, Sigma Cine Lens Line Makes Its Debut at NAB 2017
Designed for the latest Super35 and Full-Frame Digital Cinema Cameras, Sigma Cine Lens Line Makes Its Debut at NAB 2017
Sigma Cine delivers exceptional optics in an outstanding form factor with resolving power up to 8K
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is showcasing its brand new line of Cine lenses, designed for the latest, high-resolution digital cinema cameras, at the NAB 2017 show at booth C11525. The Sigma Cine lens lineup at NAB 2017 includes the High Speed Super 35 Zoom Line: 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2; the FF Zoom Lens: 24-35mm T2.2; and the High Speed Prime line: 20mm T1.5, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and the 85mm T1.5. Sigma lenses are designed for industry-standard E, EF and PL mounts, ensuring compatibility with all major digital cinema cameras.
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RED Digital Cinema Brings State of the Art Technology to USC
RED Digital Cinema Brings State of the Art Technology to USCElizabeth M. Daley, Dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, announced today that Red Digital Cinema has agreed to provide the School state of the art digital cinema cameras and accessories. Valued at $700,000, the cinema-style camera systems provided by RED will be used by students in the School's Division of Film & Television Production.
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Mocha VR Revolutionizes Post Workflows for Cinematic 360°/VR Filmmaking
Mocha VR Revolutionizes Post Workflows for Cinematic 360°/VR Filmmaking
Academy Award-winning Mocha plug-in from Boris FX now available for Adobe, Avid, and OFX hosts.
Mocha​®​ VR​ is a groundbreaking new software tool bringing high-end visual effects and post-production workflows to 360°/VR filmmaking. Based on Imagineer’s Academy Award-winning planar tracking algorithm, ​Mocha VR​ is also the first plug-in to bring native 360​°​ optimized planar tracking, masking, object removal, and horizon stabilization tools to host applications Adobe​®​ Premiere Pro​®​ CC, Adobe​®​ After Effects​®​ CC, Avid Media Composer​®​, The Foundry’s NUKE™, and Blackmagic Design Fusion.
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Director Shoots Car Chase Film with JVC GY-LS300 Camcorder
Director Shoots Car Chase Film with JVC GY-LS300 CamcorderIn the motion picture industry, previsualization helps filmmakers provide proof of concept by shooting quick, unpolished versions of complex scenes. Director and action DP Lawrence Ribeiro has directed and shot more than 100 sequences for various films and commercials. When directing his own short film, The Chase, Ribeiro wanted a slick finished product, so he shot with the GY-LS300 4KCAM handheld Super 35 camcorder from JVC Professional Video.
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LION Takes Top Prize at American Society of Cinematographers Awards
LION Takes Top Prize at American Society of Cinematographers Awards
"Game of Thrones," "Mr. Robot" and "The Night Of" Win in TV Categories; "House of Others" Claims Spotlight Award
Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS earned the coveted Theatrical Award for best cinematography in a motion picture for “Lion” at the 31st Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ASC Spotlight Award was given to Gorka Gómez Andreu, AEC for “House of Others.” Winners in the TV categories included Fabian Wagner, BSC for “Game of Thrones,” Tod Campbell for “Mr. Robot” and Igor Martinovic for “The Night Of.” The ceremony took place tonight at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2017 Board of Directors Officers
Visual Effects Society Announces its 2017 Board of Directors Officers
Mike Chambers Re-­Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry's global professional honorary society, announced its 2017 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2017 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was re-elected as Board Chair.
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Vagabond Promotes Pablo Tourrenc to Senior Producer
Vagabond Promotes Pablo Tourrenc to Senior Producer
Company Sets Sights on Continued Expansion in 2017
Vagabond has started 2017 off with an expansive spirit, promoting Pablo Tourrenc to Senior Producer. Based in Bogota, Colombia, Tourrenc will now oversee bidding and productions for some of the projects shooting in Latin America.
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Canon Invites Filmmakers to its Creative Studio as a Sponsor of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Canon Invites Filmmakers to its Creative Studio as a Sponsor of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Over 20 Percent of 2017 Slate Filmed Using Canon Equipment
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is returning as a Sustaining Sponsor to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival (January 19–29 in Park City, Utah). Canon will celebrate the filmmakers working behind the camera with daily programming at the Canon Creative Studio, located at 592 Main Street.
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Coca-Cola® and Regal Films Program for Student Filmmakers Announces Partnership with RED Digital Cinema
Coca-Cola® and Regal Films Program for Student Filmmakers Announces Partnership with RED Digital Cinema
Program Celebrates New Collaboration at Park City Event
TheCoca-Cola® and Regal Films program will be hitting the slopes of Park City as they announce a new collaboration with RED Digital Cinema (RED). Helping to elevate the quality of student films produced during the 2017 initiative, the partnership with RED gives participating students the opportunity to film using state-of-the-art digital camera equipment. This announcement will be celebrated with filmmakers and industry executives during The IndieWire Filmmaker Party Presented by Coca-Cola and Regal Films.
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Denzel Washington Named Publicists Awards Man of the Year
Denzel Washington Named Publicists Awards Man of the Year
Award to be Presented at International Cinematographers Guild’s Publicists Awards Luncheon on February 24
Oscar® winner Denzel Washington will be named Motion Picture Showman of the Year at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards in recognition of his remarkable career achievements, including producing, directing and starring in Fences, a major contender in this year’s Oscar race. The awards will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, February 24.
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American Society of Cinematographers Reveals Feature Film Nominees
American Society of Cinematographers Reveals Feature Film Nominees
Organization Also Announces Finalists in Spotlight Category
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced nominees in the Theatrical Release and Spotlight categories for the 31st Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography. Winners will be named on February 4 at the Society’s awards gala held at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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Panavision Opens Doors to New Chicago Facility
Panavision Opens Doors to New Chicago FacilityPanavision, the entertainment industry’s leading designer, manufacturer and rental provider of high-precision optics and camera systems, has opened a 13,000-square foot location in Chicago to serve a growing number of productions in the Midwest. “This new location allows Panavision to bring our support to the vibrant filmmaking community in Chicago,” said Kim Snyder, CEO and president of Panavision. “We now have 13 Panavision rental facilities throughout North America ready to serve productions with world-class filmmaking technologies and expertise.”
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Scenes Sound Digital Aims for Industry Innovation, Launches Professional VR Audio Technology at CES 2017
SOUND PANO HERALDS A NEW ERA OF AUDIO AND VIDEO SYNCHRONIZATION FOR VR FILMMAKING
/PRNewswire/ -- Scenes Sound Digital Technology (Shenzhen) Co Ltd will launch a set of professional Virtual Reality (VR) audio equipment at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas during January 5-8, showcasing the Chinese tech firm's innovative end-to-end solution for holographic audio experiences.
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13th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Wrap-up
13th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Wrap-up3-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 8th-11th, 2016 at several venues in the greater Los Angeles area.
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James Madison University Enhances Hands-On Media Production Education with HITACHI Z-HD6000 Cameras
James Madison University Enhances Hands-On Media Production Education with HITACHI Z-HD6000 Cameras
Feature-rich HDTV cameras deliver ideal combination of image quality, educational value and affordability as school upgrades instructional television studio
At James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, the vision of the School of Media Arts and Design (SMAD) includes delivering innovative media education programs that integrate traditional concepts, values, and skills with new and evolving technologies. When the university undertook a major upgrade and refresh of the equipment in its television studio last year, it selected Z‑HD6000 HDTV cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to give students valuable, practical experience while meeting the school’s uncompromising quality, performance and budgetary goals.
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Sports Broadcasting and Vinten are a Winning Combination in THE WINNER
Sports Broadcasting and Vinten are a Winning Combination in THE WINNERIn the second installment of captivating short films by Vinten – a leading provider of manual and robotic camera support systems – and international Award-winning filmmaker David Spurdens, The Winner captures a new perspective on why Vinten is the premiere choice for sports broadcasters around the globe. From the Vision 100 to the Vector 750, Vinten’s manual supports offer camera operators consistent, predictable performance even in an unpredictable live sports environment.
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Video Devices PIX-E5 Keeps Up In the Harsh Ecuadorian Rainforest
Video Devices PIX-E5 Keeps Up In the Harsh Ecuadorian RainforestWhen Cinematographer Jose Sarmiento made the awe-inspiring journey into the humid Amazon jungle of Ecuador for a documentary on the indigenous Quechua people and their culture, he knew he was going to be up against some of the harshest conditions his equipment had ever been exposed to. With extreme heat and suffocating humidity, Sarmiento needed to pack only his most reliable and lightweight equipment. In order to capture dynamic 4K images, he turned to Video Devices PIX-E5 recording monitor.
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SMPTE Reveals Finalists for the Vista Project Student Filmmaking Competition
SMPTE Reveals Finalists for the Vista Project Student Filmmaking Competition
Project Submissions by Ian Job, Shane Murphy, and Jon Navarro Selected in Competition to Create Interactive Short Featuring TimePlay Technology
TimePlay Inc., a leader in the interactive second screen industry, and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced the selection of three student filmmaker finalists in the Vista Project, a new big-screen interactive storytelling competition for students.
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25th Annual Raindance UK Film Festival Call For Entries
25th Annual Raindance UK Film Festival Call For Entries
Raindance Film Festival invites UK and International producers and filmmakers to submit their films to its 25th edition that will take place from 20th September to 1st October 2017 in central London.
Raindance Film Festival invites UK and International producers and filmmakers to submit their films to its 25th edition that will take place from 20th September to 1st October 2017 in central London. The Raindance Film Festival aims to show the very best in new cinema from the UK and around the world and specialises in first-time directors and discovery.
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Slamdance 2017 Announces Special Screenings, Beyond Features, and Short Film Competitions
Slamdance 2017 Announces Special Screenings, Beyond Features, and Short Film Competitions
Slamdance Opening Night Film: World Premiere Of What Lies Upstream. Oscar Qualifying Shorts Program Features 24 World Premieres
Slamdance recently announced its Special Screenings, Beyond, and Shorts programs for their 23nd Film Festival. It is a bold selection of films from visionary filmmakers from across the globe. This year the festival will host 35 World, 9 North American and 10 US premieres within these programs.
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NYU Tisch School of the Arts Equips Introductory Documentary Classes with Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-INTRA P2 HD Camcorders
NYU Tisch School of the Arts Equips Introductory Documentary Classes with Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-INTRA P2 HD CamcordersNew York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts recently added 18 Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-ULTRA P2 HD handheld camcorders as the standard instructional tool in the Film and Television department’s Sight and Sound Documentary classes. NYU Tisch’s acquisition of the PX270s was made possible through a donation by a parent of a Tisch student.
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American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Denzel Washington
American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Denzel Washington
ASC to Honor Director Denzel Washington with Board of Governors Award
Honoring one of Hollywood’s biggest icons, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will bestow their Board of Governors Award on director Denzel Washington on February 4, 2017, during the 31st ASC Awards at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom. The organization presents the accolade to individuals in the industry whose body of work has made significant and indelible contributions to cinema. It is the only ASC Award not given to a cinematographer, and is reserved for filmmakers who have been champions for directors of photography and the visual art form.
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Finback Document an Ancient Way of Life Under Threat in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Finback Document an Ancient Way of Life Under Threat in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
The directing team’s new short film for Patagonia and the Alaska Wilderness League focuses on the Gwich’in people’s struggle against commercial exploitation of their ancestral lands.
The just released short film, The Refuge, focuses on the Gwich’in people of Alaska and Northern Canada and their more than three decade fight to protect the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling and other threats. It focuses, in particular, on the story of two Gwich’in women who are helping to lead the effort to save their ancestral home and the wildlife on which their life depends.
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American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Announces Nominees in Television Categories
American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Announces Nominees in Television Categories
HBO Leads with Five Nominations
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced its television nominees for the 31st annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. Winners will be revealed here on February 4, 2017, at the organization’s annual ceremony at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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Video Devices PIX-E Series Delivers Flawless Quality When Temperatures Rise in West Africa
Video Devices PIX-E Series Delivers Flawless Quality When Temperatures Rise in West AfricaThe Republic of Ghana is a sub-Saharan nation on the West Coast of Africa with a diverse culture. Filmmaker and co-founder of Lastminute Productions, Joseph Pelegreen, has traveled there numerous times over the past dozen years and has come to know and care for the people of this nation. So when he and associate, Matthew Lang, decided to do a documentary that explores education and its significance in changing third-world countries, Ghana was the obvious choice. Mamakrom — named for a village in Ghana — became the latest passion project for the Texas-based filmmakers, but it was a project that took planning. "We had two trips to Ghana to shoot," Pelegreen says. "One was in the southern region and one was in the north."
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Cartoni USA Interviews DP Jay Hunter
Cartoni USA Interviews DP Jay Hunter
"Superstore" DP Jay Hunter relies on Cartoni’'s Airfloater to make handheld style shooting painless.
Jay Hunter is a celebrated director and cinematographer whose work runs the gamut from features and scripted series to documentaries and reality TV. A true innovator, he has crafted unique aesthetics for television shows such as On the Lot and films including Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Video Assist 2.3 Update
Blackmagic Design Announces New Video Assist 2.3 Update
Major update adds new 3D LUTs, focus assist features and improved DNxHD and DNxHR support
Blackmagic Design today announced Video Assist 2.3, a major new update for Blackmagic Video Assist customers that adds 3D LUTs to both models. This update also adds features to the 5” Blackmagic Video Assist including improved DNxHD and DNxHR support, false color monitoring, expanded focus options and new screen rotation features. The Video Assist 2.3 update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is free of charge for all Blackmagic Video Assist customers.
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Sebastien Laffoux promoted to ARRI Inc. Director of Sales, Camera Systems
Sebastien Laffoux promoted to ARRI Inc. Director of Sales, Camera SystemsARRI is pleased to announce the promotion of Sebastien Laffoux to Director of Sales, Camera Systems for ARRI Inc., effective immediately. In this new role, he is responsible for managing the entire camera sales team for North America with regional representatives based in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto. Laffoux reports directly to Glenn Kennel, President of ARRI Inc., who is based at ARRI Inc.’s headquarters in Burbank, CA.
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"FUJINON Days" Held in U.S. and Abroad
"FUJINON Days"  Held in U.S. and Abroad
Cinematographers and Optical Technicians Put Premier and Cabrio Zooms through their Paces during Educational Seminars
As part of the company’s overall initiative to increase awareness of its Cine-Style zooms among Cinematographers, Camera Operators and Camera Assistants throughout the world, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM, FUJINON has embarked on a series of hands-on, educational seminars. Based on initial reviews from leading feature film and episodic cinematographers as well as rental house lens technicians at each of the regional events, this series has the potential for a long run.
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NVIDIA Supports Ang Lee’s Latest Film Shot at Ultra-High 120 Frames Per Second
NVIDIA Supports Ang Lee’s Latest Film Shot at Ultra-High 120 Frames Per SecondAng Lee’s latest movie, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, pushes filmmaking beyond anything moviegoers have ever seen. Blending 3D, 4K and ultra-high frame rates of 120 frames per second, Billy Lynn marks the two-time Academy Award®-winning director as one of the boldest filmmakers in cinema today.
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Vitec Videocom Expo, Sony Pictures Studios, Weds., Nov. 16, 2016
Vitec Videocom Expo, Sony Pictures Studios, Weds., Nov. 16, 2016
Get up close and personal with amazing gear from all the brands you know and trust at this unique event.
Get up close and personal with amazing gear from all the Vitec Videocom brands you know and trust at this unique free event. Join us for Vitec Videocom Expo on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 11:00AM – 6:00PM PST, at Sony Pictures Studios, 10202 W Washington Blvd., on SOUND STAGE 7 - DMPC, in Culver City, CA 90232. Learn from in-depth presentations by Jody Eldred, Mark Hayes, Pat Grosswendt, Gary Adcock and many more.
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The D.C. Drone Film Festival has invited you to submit!
The D.C. Drone Film Festival has invited you to submit!D.C. Drone Film Festival has invited you to submit your work via FilmFreeway! A highlight of the National Drone Show in Washington, D.C., the D.C. Drone Film Festival will celebrate the visionary work of drone videographers from across the country and around the world. We invite you to share your passion for aerial filmmaking with your peers and colleagues.
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Red Giant Embarks on Game Changing Technology Partnership with wrnch
Red Giant Embarks on Game Changing Technology Partnership with wrnch
Red Giant’s Magic Bullet Denoiser III now built on wrnch computer vision technology. Complete overhaul delivers more video denoising power than ever before.
Red Giant has teamed up with Augmented Reality (AR) technology startup wrnch to bring the company’s powerful computer vision technology to Magic Bullet Denoiser III, Red Giant’s leading plugin for removing unwanted video noise and grain from footage. Rewritten entirely from scratch, Denoiser III is powered by cutting-edge computer vision technology from wrnch, which enables the tool to manipulate pixels and replace noise with what should really be seen in the shot. Backed by investor Mark Cuban of Shark Tank fame, wrnch’s underlying engine makes this upgrade to Magic Bullet Denoiser the best, fastest, and easiest-to-use video denoiser on the market.
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Sachtler On-Set: Behind the Scenes Video with Award-Winning Kissing Gate Films
Sachtler On-Set: Behind the Scenes Video with Award-Winning Kissing Gate Films
One of the world's greatest event videography companies shares some of their secrets.
From the bride walking down the aisle to the moment the groom places the ring on her finger, wedding cinematography is all about capturing moments. But for award-winning destination wedding videographers, Kissing Gate Films, they've built a reputation for delivering epic, cinematic films that seem to transport you to a special moment in time. From aerial timelapse footage to set the scene to slow motion clips of the wedding dress billowing in a plush, manicured tree, Kissing Gate's films marry once-in-a-lifetime moments with the fairytale quality only an expert could plan. In fact, it's the reason couples around the world choose Kissing Gate Films for destination wedding videography.
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LAPPG Nov. 9th Meeting Hosts GoPro/Adobe Premiere Pro
LAPPG Nov. 9th Meeting Hosts GoPro/Adobe Premiere Pro
Double Header at LAPPG’s November 9th Meeting: Members get up to speed with Two Industry Powerhouses
The Los Angeles Post Production Group (LAPPG), a leading entertainment industry organization and networking group, will be hosting two industry giants, GoPro and Adobe at their November 9th, 2016 meeting at Crossroads School in Santa Monica, CA. This event is a valuable opportunity for creative professionals to learn about the latest opportunities and offerings from these two companies.
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STORY Signs Real People/Documentary Director Ky Dickens
STORY Signs Real People/Documentary Director Ky Dickens
Amy McIntyre also joins company as producer/sales rep.
Director Ky Dickens has joined STORY for exclusive national representation in commercials. Dickens is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has also enjoyed great success in commercials and branded content centering on real people and docu-style storytelling. Her work has earned praise for its integrity, authenticity and emotional power. Recent credits include work for McDonald’s, Tylenol, Huggies, Kohler and the Illinois Lottery. She is currently working on a project for Hallmark.
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Shogun Inferno now shipping. 4K 60p HDR filmmaking has arrived.
Shogun Inferno now shipping. 4K 60p HDR filmmaking has arrived.
The award winning Shogun Inferno – the world’s most advanced monitor recorder – is now shipping, ushering in the exciting new era of 4K 60p HDR filmmaking
Since its inception, Atomos has been famous for redefining what monitors and recorders can do for all types of cameras and all types of filmmakers. The Atomos difference is that we develop cutting edge technology to propel the industry forward but deliver it at a price point and with a user interface that opens the technology up to the entire filmmaking community. Shogun Inferno gives the Atomos treatment to 4K 60p Log/Raw cameras, delivering high frame rate / high resolution recording & high dynamic range / high bright monitoring for under $2,000 USD MSRP.
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ASC Names Honorees
ASC Names Honorees
Edward Lachman, Ron Garcia, Philippe Rousselot and Nancy Schreiber to be Honored by American Society of Cinematographers
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the honorees for the 31st annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Edward Lachman, ASC; Ron Garcia, ASC; Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC; and Nancy Schreiber, ASC will be recognized for their contributions to the art of cinematography at the organization’s awards gala on February 4, 2017, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Lachman will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Garcia will be bestowed with the Career Achievement in Television Award. Rousselot earns the International Award, and Schreiber will take home the Presidents Award.
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Keynotes Announced for SMPTE 2016
Keynotes Announced for SMPTE 2016
Douglas Trumbull and Robert Seidel to Captivate With Past, Present, and Future of Broadcast and Cinema; Daniel Teruggi to Discuss the Preservation of the World's Audiovisual Cultural Heritage
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that filmmaker, innovator and entrepreneur Douglas Trumbull, this year's recipient of the SMPTE Progress Medal, will join SMPTE President Robert Seidel, vice president of engineering and advanced technology at CBS, in presenting the opening keynote at the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) on Oct. 25 in Hollywood, California. Composer and researcher Daniel Teruggi, director of the Research and Experimentation Department at the National Audiovisual Institute in Paris and recipient of this year's SMPTE Archival Technology Medal Award, will present the SMPTE 2016 Symposium keynote on the preceding day, Oct. 24.
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EuclidIQ Hires Frank Capria
EuclidIQ Hires Frank Capria
Leading provider of video compression products has hired industry veteran Frank Capria as Chief Product and Marketing Officer
EuclidIQ®, a leading provider of video compression products that mimic the human visual system, today announced that it has hired film, TV and broadcast technology industry veteran Frank Capria as Chief Product and Marketing Officer. Capria will be responsible for the company’s flagship IQ264 encoding optimization product and is tasked with the development of new apps and platforms for creation and publication of high quality, bandwidth reduced, streaming media.
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DECON signs Mundo Sisters
DECON signs Mundo Sisters(New York, New York--October 4, 2016) Creative production company DECON has signed sibling directing duo the Mundo Sisters for U.S. commercial representation. Rena Mundo Croshere and Nadine Mundo’s cinematic storytelling captures raw, arresting visuals and emotionally charged, authentic narratives. Their award-winning film work has screened at festivals worldwide, and they have also directed lyrical, compelling campaigns for clients such as ESPN and Rachel Roy. They were recently selected to speak on the SXSW Sports Directors panel.
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ASC Announces Finalists for 2016 Student Heritage Awards
American Society of Cinematographers Announces Finalists for 2016 Student Heritage Awards
Continuing their mission to advance the art of cinematography by inspiring and educating the next generation of filmmakers, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the nominees for the 2016 ASC Haskell Wexler Student Documentary Award and the Vilmos Zsigmond Student Heritage Award for Undergraduates and Graduates. A panel of prestigious ASC members judged the entries, and selected 18 students from a talented pool of filmmakers with exceptional abilities in cinematography. The students represent 12 different U.S. film schools; winners will be revealed on October 15. The finalists are:
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Atomos unleash Shogun Inferno with 4Kp60 HDR recording, more HDR playback, more HDR editing and a strategic G-Technology partnership
The world’s most advanced monitor recorder, the Shogun Inferno is shipping this month and with it a raft of new IBC feature announcements that includes Arri & Panasonic HDR Raw recording, expanded PQ & HLG compatibility for playback to HDR screens & wider support from editing packages for mobile HDR editing. A new partnership with G-Technology is also set to benefit the entire Atomos community by directly integrating the Atomos Master Caddy into the G-Technology ev Series workflow solutions.
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ASC Releases “Cinema Display Evaluation Plan and Test Protocol”
ASC Releases “Cinema Display Evaluation Plan and Test Protocol”
Document Defines Method for Visual Evaluation of Parameters for Next Generation Cinema Presentations
The Technology Committee of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is pleased to announce the publication of its “Cinema Display Evaluation Plan and Test Protocol,” which defines a method for the visual evaluation of parameters that characterize next generation cinema projection and active screens. As part of the industry’s move to high dynamic range (HDR) and wide color gamut, the document represents the first step towards the goal of identifying where value is created from the filmmaker’s point-of-view. It is available for download now here on the ASC Web site.
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VES Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr Keynote Speaker at 2016 VES Summit
VES Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr Keynote Speaker at 2016 VES Summit
Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced Peter Loehr, acclaimed producer and CEO of Legendry Pictures’ China joint venture, Legendary East, as Keynote Speaker at its 8th annual Summit, “What is Real?” The interactive forum on Saturday, October 29th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to explore the dynamic evolution of visual imagery and the VFX industry landscape in a TED Talks-like atmosphere.
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Imagineer Systems Showcases mocha Pro 5 plug-in and Previews 360° Virtual Reality Post-Production Tools for Adobe at IBC 2016
Imagineer Systems Showcases mocha Pro 5 plug-in and Previews 360° Virtual Reality Post-Production Tools for Adobe at IBC 2016
New mocha Pro 5 planar tracking plug-in brings GPU-accelerated, efficient VFX workflows to Adobe Creative Cloud video tools.
Imagineer Systems will showcase mocha Pro 5, the major new release of its Academy Award-winning planar tracking & masking software, at IBC (Booth 7.K29) September 9-13, 2016 in Amsterdam. mocha Pro 5 provides advanced, GPU-accelerated planar tracking, including integrations with Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC and After Effects® CC. The Boris FX / Imagineer team will also preview a new co-developed technology for 360°-enabled virtual reality tools for the emerging cinematic VR filmmaking market.
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SMPTE® Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients
SMPTE® Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients
SMPTE Highlights Leaders Advancing the Motion-Imaging Industry During Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony and in Once-in-a-Hundred-Years Gala
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding individuals who will be recognized with 2016 Honors & Awards as part of the weeklong SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California.
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Tripletcam - the First Universal 360°Camera
Tripletcam - the First Universal 360°CameraThe team of experts at Tripletcam, a company that is passion driven and motivated to create filmmaking products that are guaranteed to meet and exceed clients’ expectations every time. It is with great delight and pleasure that we announce the upcoming launch of revolutionary camera apparatus — a technically advanced universal chamber-360-degree-module-based camera.
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Ang Lee to Receive IBC's Highest Award
Ang Lee to Receive IBC's Highest AwardThe IBC2016 International Honour for Excellence will be presented to Director Mr Ang Lee. The International Honour for Excellence is the highest award IBC bestows. Ang Lee was born in Taiwan, but studied theatre at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and then film at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. In his career he has won two Best Director Oscars and has been nominated twice more. Life of Pi was the first 3D movie to win the Oscar for Best Director.
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Cooke Optics Displays New Lenses at SET Expo 2016
Cooke Optics Displays New Lenses at SET Expo 2016
SET EXPO, STAND 168 - Cooke to showcase new 35-140mm wide angle Anamorphic/i zoom lens,
new Anamorphic/i prime lenses.
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Director Paul Riccio Signs with The Traveling Picture Show Company
Emmy and festival winner brings docu / comedy specialties to TPSC’s directorial roster
The Traveling Picture Show Company announces the addition of Paul Riccio for exclusive representation.
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SMPTE Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients
SMPTE Highlights Leaders Advancing the Motion-Imaging Industry During Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony and in Once-in-a-Hundred-Years Gala
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding individuals who will be recognized with 2016 Honors & Awards as part of the weeklong SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California.
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DP Luke Sauer Shoots Upcoming ‘Rodeo Horror’ Flick Lasso With Panasonic VariCam 35
DP Luke Sauer Shoots Upcoming ‘Rodeo Horror’ Flick Lasso With Panasonic VariCam 35Director of Photography Luke Sauer has completed shooting the upcoming feature Lasso with Panasonic VariCam 35 cinema camera/recorders. Currently in post-production, the film is slated for an early 2017 release.
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Community Films Director Clay Tweel's Inspirational Doc "Gleason" Receives Theatrical Release This Summer
Community Films Director Clay Tweel's Inspirational Doc "Gleason" Receives Theatrical Release This SummerEarlier this year, Director Clay Tweel signed with national commercial production company Community Films. This summer sees the theatrical release of his inspirational documentary “Gleason” about former NFL player Steve Gleason and his family’s struggle with his diagnosis of ALS. The film made its overwhelmingly successful debut at the Sundance Film Festival 2016 with U.S. rights purchased by Amazon Studios and Open Road Films just days after the festival. The film opens nationwide in theaters this summer and will be streamed this fall on Amazon.com. Tweel is also the Co-Director of “Finders Keepers,” which was co-produced by Community Films with fellow Community Director Seth Gordon serving as Producer.
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2016 KODAK Student Scholarship Program awards $38,500 in tuition & film grants
Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: KODK) announced the winners of its 25thannual KODAK Student Scholarship Program, Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the 70thannual University Film & Video Association (UFVA)Conference, held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This international competition is part of Kodak’s long-held commitment to encourage and foster the next generation of filmmakers and honors students who demonstrate exemplary skills and creativity in the art of motion pictures.
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Post Production Exec David Feldman Joins Post FactoryNY
Post Production Exec David Feldman Joins Post FactoryNYPost Factory​NY​, a SIM Group company, has appointed David Feldman as Senior Vice President for Features and Television as part of the facility’s ongoing effort to broaden and enhance its service offering. Feldman, previously Director of Feature Sales for Company 3 and Deluxe, New York, will lead sales and customer relations for newly­-expanded features and TV finishing services at Post Factory​NY. He will also liaise with other SIM Group companies to provide film and television producers with packaged services covering multiple aspects of production and post.
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Boris FX and Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha pro 5 and Preview 360° Virtual Reality Post-Production Tools at SIGGRAPH 2016
Boris FX and Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha pro 5 and Preview 360° Virtual Reality Post-Production Tools at SIGGRAPH 2016
New mocha Pro 5 planar tracking plug-in brings efficient VFX workflow to Adobe, Avid and Nuke workflows.
Leading visual effects software developers, Boris FX / Imagineer Systems, will be showcasing the newest version of Academy award-winning planar tracking software, mocha Pro 5, at SIGGRAPH (booth 426) on July 26-28, 2016 in Anaheim, California. The recently released mocha Pro 5 is a major new update adding GPU-accelerated planar tracking for speed increases and the ability to run as a plug-in within host applications such as Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, After Effects® CC, Avid Media Composer and now NUKE from The Foundry. Additionally, the Boris / Imagineer team will showcase a new co-developed technology preview of 360° enabled virtual reality tools created to assist the emerging cinematic VR filmmaking market.
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HOBO Partners With Gigantic Post On Audio For Sundance Winning Doc “Weiner
HOBO Partners With Gigantic Post On Audio For Sundance Winning Doc “WeinerNEW YORK, NY -- One of the surprise hits on the film festival circuit this year has been the documentary “Weiner,” the all-too-revealing inside look behind the failed New York City mayoral campaign of former Congressman Anthony Weiner that took home the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. Enhancing the aural impact was HOBO engineers Chris Stangroom, Stephen Davies and Julian Angel, who each played a key role in the film’s audio postproduction.
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Miller Camera Support Equipment Gets On The Ground Floor Of New Documentary "Wonders Of Marsupials"
Miller Camera Support Equipment Gets On The Ground Floor Of New Documentary "Wonders Of Marsupials"
Natural History Filmmakers Call on DS20 Fluid Head and MINI Tripod During Production
Filming wild animals requires not only a unique level of talent, but also the proper equipment to support the production. That’s why Daniel Hunter and Edward Saltau of The Natural History Unit production company turned to Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, to help capture footage for the documentary “Wonders of Marsupials.” Using the Miller DS20 Fluid Head in conjunction with the MINI Tripod, the filmmakers were able shoot in a way that will bring viewers eye-to-eye with some of Australia’s most famous indigenous animals.
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HHB Communications at IBC 2016
The creation, management and delivery themes of IBC 2016 are complimented by the HHB Communications stand 8.D56, to which co-exhibitors iOgrapher, Mogami, NUGEN Audio, RØDE Microphones, TC Electronic, Wohler and Zoom will provide a pro audio outlook.
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Feature film editor Sven Pape takes a unique, entertaining look at Pablo Picasso's approach to art, and offers specific examples from a variety of movies, as well as Picasso's own advice. As Sven puts it, success requires action. Make a film. Fail. Then fail harder. Of course, Picasso and Sven have great advice for succeeding too! You'll get a kick out of this one.
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Creating a Kickass Scriptwriting Portfolio
Filmmaking is one of the biggest and most intensive collaboration processes out there. From a production assistant all the way to the director, you need more than a few good people in order to bring a film to life in a convincing way. This includes someone who is capable of...
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Being a Post PA on a Sundance Indie Feature
Before the lush celebrity gift suites, the sold-out Q&A sessions, and the long lines of frozen but eager cinephiles trying to grab the hottest ticket in Park City, a movie was made -- and it was hard work. And behind the producers and directors and actors who led the charge,...
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"Why Documentaries?"
People often ask me, “Why documentaries?” and I am instantly filled with dread. It always bothers me that I struggle to come up with what should be a simple answer. Truthfully, documentary filmmaking was not something I considered on my list of “things I want to be when I grow...
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