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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 SummitVisual 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 2016New 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 RecipientsSMPTE 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 2016SET 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 2016New 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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Colorist David Cole Joins FotoKem Creative Services
Colorist David Cole Joins FotoKem Creative ServicesAddition to Team Underscores Company’s Filmmaker Focus
Senior Colorist David Cole has joined FotoKem’s Creative Services Division, deepening the facility’s digital intermediate talent bench. The move underscores FotoKem’s focus on serving the creative community with top-tier artists and technology experts. One of Cole’s first projects, based at FotoKem’s Burbank headquarters, will be Legendary’s upcoming Kong: Skull Island.
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Second Season of Outdoor Channel's 'GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey' Shot in 4K with Panasonic VariCam 35 Cinema Camera/Recorders
Second Season of Outdoor Channel's 'GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey' Shot in 4K with Panasonic VariCam 35 Cinema Camera/RecordersNew Season Premieres Wednesday, June 29, 7:30/11:30 PM ET
The second season of “GunnyTime with R.Lee Ermey,” premiering this evening on the Outdoor Channel, was shot with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema camera/recorders. The fully immersive, host-driven television series focuses on vintage and exceptional weapons and related technology, and exploits the outsized personality of Ermey, former U.S. Marine Corps staff NCO and drill instructor, Golden Globe nominee for his role in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket,and veteran of more than 60 feature films.
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NahidRains Pictures Produces Programs for BTV Chittagong with Blackmagic Design Cameras
NahidRains Pictures Produces Programs for BTV Chittagong with Blackmagic Design CamerasBlackmagic Design today announced that NahidRains Pictures, a production and postproduction company based in Chittagong, Bangladesh, is producing programs with Blackmagic Design’s URSA, Production Camera 4Ks, Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Pocket Cinema Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio for BTV Chittagong, a television channel affiliated to Bangladesh’s largest television network Bangladesh Television (BTV).
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Horace and Pete, Louis C.K.'s Evanescent Water-Cooler Drama, Shot with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Cinema Camera/Recorders
Horace and Pete, Louis C.K.'s Evanescent Water-Cooler Drama, Shot with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Cinema Camera/Recorders“Horace and Pete,” a 2016 web series created, written, and directed by Louis C.K., was shot by Director of Photography Paul Koestner with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema camera/recorders. The series, described by its creator as a tragedy versus a comedy, focuses on Horace (C.K.) and Pete (Steve Buscemi), the owners of Horace and Pete's, a run-down Brooklyn bar.
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Fresh From Two Industry Award Wins, MASTERSFX Expands Into Toronto
Fresh From Two Industry Award Wins, MASTERSFX Expands Into TorontoHollywood & Toronto, June 23, 2016 - Two-time Emmy Award Winner Todd Masters, founder & president of character FX studio MASTERSFX, has announced an expansion of his 30- year-old company, with the opening of a new studio in Toronto.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces New Video Creator Kits For Aspiring Content Creators at VIDCON 2016
New Canon EOS 80D and EOS M3 Video Creator Kits Provides YouTube Enthusiasts with the High Quality Imaging Tools to Elevate their Videos
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its new Canon EOS 80D and EOS M3 Video Creator Kits during VidCon 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center, June 23-25. In addition, visitors to the Canon booth #1801 on the main floor of Hall B at VidCon will have access to engaging live speakers and guest appearances by YouTube® content creators like Anna Akana as well as touch-and-try areas where they can see for themselves how Canon cameras and lenses can help them create high-quality videos.
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Rita Moreno and Quentin Tarantino Receive AFI Honorary Degrees
AFI Conservatory 2016 Commencement Celebrates New Filmmakers
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VR Playhouse and Dawn Richard Transport Viewers to Another Universe in VR Music Video for "Not Above That"
VR Playhouse and Dawn Richard Transport Viewers to Another Universe in VR Music Video for "Not Above That"Los Angeles-based creative studio VR Playhouse transports viewers through a universe of rainbow vortexes, trippy wormholes, exploding planets and asteroid fields in the new VR music video for alternative/electronic singer-songwriter Dawn Richard’s new single “Not Above That.”
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SIGGRAPH 2016 VR Village will Celebrate "SUMMER OF VR" with Unprecedented VR & AR Installation
SIGGRAPH 2016 VR Village will Celebrate "SUMMER OF VR" with Unprecedented VR & AR InstallationSIGGRAPH 2016, the world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, will celebrate "The Summer of VR" with an unprecedented number of experiential and cutting-edge Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality installations, during this year's conference. A conference where attendees can "Render the Possibilities," SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24–28 July 2016.
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L.A. Post Fest Debuts At Aero Theatre In Santa Monica
L.A. Post Fest Debuts At Aero Theatre In Santa MonicaWinning Films Now Featured Online
On May 14th, 2016 the L.A. Post Fest took over the American Cinematheque’s Aero Theatre in Santa Monica to unveil its inaugural event. Nearly 300 filmmakers, editors, post production professionals, directors, and producers packed the house to see what this new festival was all about.
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OffAbbot And No Slate Productions Take Viewers On 360 VR Road Trip With Hall Of Famer/Classic Car Collector Reggie Jackson For SAP Anywhere
OffAbbot And No Slate Productions Take Viewers On 360 VR Road Trip With Hall Of Famer/Classic Car Collector Reggie Jackson For SAP AnywhereDirector Matt Celia Takes Viewers On A Virtual Tour of Reggie's Garage -- An Insiders Look At How The Former Yankee Great Is Making The Dream Of Building A Classic Car A Reality With SAP Anywhere
OffAbbot, the immersive storytelling studio and their partner company NoSlate Productions teamed up with SAP Anywhere and virtual reality filmmaker Matt Celia, to ride along with baseball Hall of Famer, classic car collector and founder of Reggie’s Garage, Reggie Jackson.
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Master Artists Join ASC Panel at Cine Gear Expo
Master Artists Join ASC Panel at Cine Gear ExpoThe American Society of Cinematographers will present a panel of master artists discussing their experiences on a variety of projects here at Cine Gear Expo this Saturday, June 4, at 1:00 p.m. The seminar is designed to inspire the next generation of filmmakers, and educate the industry on the role of the cinematographer.
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New Trends and Technology at Cine Gear Expo 2016
New Trends and Technology at Cine Gear Expo 2016Cine Gear Expo 2016 exhibits open Friday June 3 and 4, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California with major screenings, filmmaker panel discussions, groundbreaking techniques and new equipment premiers that are sure to influence the filmmaking industry.
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GEORGE’s Lorcan Finnegan Takes EA Games to Its “Shiny Place”
GEORGE’s Lorcan Finnegan Takes EA Games to Its “Shiny Place”In U.S. debut, Irish director lenses inspired campaign launching new mobile game Bejeweled Stars
GEORGE’s Lorcan Finnegan has directed a new campaign for Electronic Arts and Team One that offers a whimsical take on the life-altering power of the new “match-3” game Bejeweled Stars.
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NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE, Is Highlight of 2016 NAB Show To
NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE®, Is a Highlight of 2016 NAB Show
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, drew crowds of 2016 NAB Show attendees to both its conference sessions and special screenings. These events featured top industry minds and creative talents, who joined to discuss forward-looking techniques and challenges related to making content for theatrical release and beyond.
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AFI Announces Full Slate of AFI DOCS 2016 Films
94 Films from 30 Countries Include Three World Premieres Screening June 22–26 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD
Today, the American Film Institute (AFI) announced the slate of films for AFI DOCS 2016, running June 22–26 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD. The 14th edition showcases 94 films representing 30 countries, including three world premieres, seven North American premieres, three U.S. premieres, 12 East Coast premieres and one international premiere. AFI DOCS 2016 screenings will take place in Washington, DC, at the Newseum and the Landmark E Street Cinema, and in Silver Spring, MD, at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.
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Rita Moreno and Quentin Tarantino To Receive AFI Honorary Degrees
2016 COMMENCEMENT WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 15, 2016 AT 9:30 A.M.
The American Film Institute announced today it will confer Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa upon Rita Moreno and Quentin Tarantino. Both Moreno and Tarantino will be recognized for their contributions to the art of the moving image during the AFI Conservatory's commencement ceremony on June 15, 2016 at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre.
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Acclaimed Director Keif Davidson signs with Park Pictures
Acclaimed Director Keif Davidson signs with Park PicturesBicoastal production company Park Pictures has signed Oscar-nominated documentary and commercial director Kief Davidson for exclusive International representation. Nominated for an Oscar for his documentary Open Heart, Davidson has earned acclaim for striking work for global brands such as GE, Toyota, Absolut and Facebook. In collaboration with the Lego Company, Davidson directed the tremendously popular Radius/Weinstein Company feature doc A Lego Brickumentary in 2015.
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Post Production Spotlighted at Inaugural Event : One Giant Step Forward For Post Production
Post Production Spotlighted at Inaugural Event : One Giant Step Forward For Post ProductionAn innovative film editing competition debuts on May 14, 2016
Post production filmmaking launches out of the edit bay and into the spotlight at the debut of L.A. Post Fest, the first of its kind international film festival devoted to the creative and technical process of post production.
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New Branded And Immersive Storytelling Studio OffAbbot Launches
New Branded And Immersive Storytelling Studio OffAbbot LaunchesContent Leader Relentlessly Focused On Branded Content, Immersive 360VR Story Telling And Drone Technologies; Also, Adam Cohen Named Head Of VR Production
Branded and immersive storytelling studio OffAbbothas launched. Led by Executive Producers Justin Towery and Scott Flor, OffAbbot separates itself from the creative pack thanks to a deep roster of directors and creative strategists that bring a decidedly filmic approach to digital content as well as 360 video and drone storytelling.
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Washington Square Films Signs Acclaimed Director Alison Klayman
Washington Square Films Signs Acclaimed Director Alison KlaymanNew York-based Washington Square Films has signed New York Times Director to Watch Alison Klayman for her first commercial representation. Named on a NYT list of rising international filmmaking talents under 40, Klayman’s debut feature documentary, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, was shortlisted for an Academy Award, nominated for two Emmys, won a Sundance Special Jury Prize and earned a Director's Guild of America nomination. In commercials, Alison has directed noteworthy branded work for lululemon and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, among others.
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Free Editing & Visual Effects Software Released for YouTube Creators
FXHOME (hitfilm.com) today released all-in-one video editing and visual effects software HitFilm 4 Express (hitfilm.com/express), designed to enable a new generation of online creators. Available for free, its powerful technology gives YouTubers the ability to make bigger and better content than ever before; from music videos and Let’s Play videos to action movies with blockbuster-quality visual effects.
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Lesli Linka Glatter To Receive 26th Annual Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal
Lesli Linka Glatter To Receive 26th Annual Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni MedalPrevious Recipients Include Darren Aronofsky, Anne Garefino, Patty Jenkins, Janusz Kamiński, David Lynch, Terrence Malick and Wally Pfister
The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that celebrated director/producer Lesli Linka Glatter — an alumna of the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) — will receive the 2016 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal. This honor recognizes the extraordinary creative talents of AFI alumni who embody the qualities of filmmaker Franklin J. Schaffner: talent, taste, dedication and commitment to quality storytelling in film and television. Applauding the remarkable talent of the artist affiliated with such influential series as HOMELAND, MAD MEN and TWIN PEAKS, the presentation of the Schaffner Medal will take place at the AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams in Hollywood on June 9, 2016.
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Alkemy X Adds Director Scott Ross to Diverse Talent Roster
Alkemy X Adds Director Scott Ross to Diverse Talent RosterAlkemy X’s talent roster continues to expand with the addition of Director Scott Ross. Ross brings extensive experience to his new role at Alkemy X, including a variety of work in the industries of fashion, experimental film, music videos, fine art, commercial advertisements and virtual reality.
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LightHouse Films Welcomes Tabletop Director Claire Benoist
Acclaimed Photographer-Turned Filmmaker Brings Distinctive Style To Full Service Creative Production/Post Boutique
LightHouse Films, the 8-year-old full service creative production and post boutique led by Partner/Executive Producer Thibaut Estellon, has added tabletop director Claire Benoist to its roster of talent. With commercial credits that include motion and still work for Target, Coca Cola, Verizon, Nestle, Macy’s, AARP, Unilever, Benoist’s style easily lends itself to adjectives such as “youthful,” “energetic,” “colorful” and “inventive.”
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Sherpas Cinema Takes People on the "Ride of Their Life" in "FlyOver America"
Sherpas Cinema Takes People on the "Ride of Their Life" in "FlyOver America"Adventure filmmaking innovators, who direct advertising through Accomplice Media, deliver stunning sequel to their popular Vancouver attraction, “FlyOver Canada.”
FlyOver America, a new special venue attraction directed by Sherpas Cinema (known for the adventure films Into the Mind and All.I.Can as well as adrenalin-pounding television spots for RAM, Jeep and Mitsubishi produced via Accomplice Media) recently debuted at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, with the $30 million attraction promising to give visitors the “ride of their life.”
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X-Rite professional calibration for Atomos monitor-recorders
Every brand of monitor in the field and in the editing suite naturally drifts in color over time, but not all monitors have the capability to correct this drift. Atomos have partnered with the leaders in professional calibration, X-Rite to deliver high end professional color calibration to the range of Atomos monitor-recorders.
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AtomOS7.1 for Flame Series adds PQ in/out and HDR Waveform
Within a month of launching the world’s first HDR monitor-recorders, Atomos announces new features for the Flame series, broadening the HDR usage & improving the ease of use when exposing for HDR – all of these improvements are the result of real world user feedback.
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Cinematographers Guild Announces NAB Show Lineup
Members of the International Cinematographers Guild will be involved in more than two dozen events at the NAB Show this year, in addition to the Guild's previously announced hosted panels: Catnapped! Key and Peele's 'Keanu' (April 19, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM) and Drones: Opening New Vistas to Content (April 20, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM). The Keanu session will focus on on the creative collaboration between director Peter Atencio and cinematographer Jas Shelton when they worked together on Keanu. The second panel is a super session about filmmaking with drones, the new tool in the storyteller's toolbox. Panelists will delve into pre-production and production, technology, safety and permitting.
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Canon U.S.A. announces Canon 4k Imagery featured in IMAX® Film
Using Canon Cameras and Lenses, Teams Shooting from the International Space Station Capture Breathtaking Images of Our Planet from a Vantage Point Few Get to See
The future of 4K filmmaking is looking up — in fact, all the way to space. A Beautiful Planet, the latest 3D space documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Toni Myers and IMAX Entertainment, made in cooperation with NASA, will premiere in IMAX in New York on April 16 and was shot primarily in space using Canon cameras and lenses. The film will be shown to the public exclusively in IMAX®and IMAX®3D theaters beginning April 29.
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ASC Panel at NAB Will Explore A BEAUTIFUL PLANET with James Neihouse
ASC Panel at NAB Will Explore A BEAUTIFUL PLANET with James NeihouseThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will put James Neihouse, ASC in the spotlight to discuss his experience making the IMAX film A Beautiful Planet. The panel, moderated by journalist David Heuring, is part of the Creative Master Series at The National Associations of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas. It will be held on Monday, April 18 from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. in room S220 at the convention center. Neihouse will reveal his multi-year preparations and last-minute adaptations for this IMAX-NASA collaboration, which will be released exclusively in IMAX and IMAX 3D theaters beginning April 29.
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NAB News: Discover the future of audio at the Sennheiser and Neumann booth
Visitors to the Sennheiser and Neumann NAB booth (N5729) will be able to experience the future of audio: waiting to be discovered are an AMBEO 3D Audio 9.1 installation – featuring a selection of Neumann monitor loudspeakers – and a virtual-reality experience recorded with Sennheiser’s AMBEO VR mic. At the show, Sennheiser will launch the brand-new MKE 440 stereo microphone for DSLR cameras, and will also preview the HandMic digital and the MK 4 digital, the latest products developed in cooperation with A/D conversion specialists, Apogee.
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New CANON ME20F-SH Cinema Kit Offers Versatility For Filmmaking And Television Production
ME20F-SH Cinema Kit Includes 10 Accessories to Ready the Camera for Cinematic Applications
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the ME20F-SH Cinema Kit, which bundles the ME20F-SH Camera with 10 accessories to enhance the user operation and provide significant savings compared to purchasing the accessories separately. The ME20F-SH camera's CMOS sensor has pixels measuring 19 μm square1, which is more than 5.5 times the surface area of the pixels on the CMOS sensor featured in select top-of-the-line interchangeable lens cameras2. Its large pixel size enables the ME20F-SH to deliver magnificent imagery in normal lighting conditions, while also possessing the high sensitivity to capture Full HD video in less than 0.0005 lux3 (at maximum 75 dB gain setting, equivalent to an ISO sensitivity of more than 4,000,000). Along with its modular body and compact size, the image quality delivered by the ME20F-SH camera allows users to capture clear images in even the most demanding of applications including cinematic production, reality television, and nature/wildlife documentaries.
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LightHouse Films Welcomes Tabletop Director Claire Benoist
LightHouse Films Welcomes Tabletop Director Claire BenoistAcclaimed Photographer-Turned Filmmaker Brings Distinctive Style To Full Service Creative Production/Post Boutique
LightHouse Films, the 8-year-old full service creative production and post boutique led by Partner/Executive Producer Thibaut Estellon, has added tabletop director Claire Benoist to its roster of talent. With commercial credits that include motion and still work for Target, Coca Cola, Verizon, Nestle, Macy’s, AARP, Unilever, Benoist’s style easily lends itself to adjectives such as “youthful,” “energetic,” “colorful” and “inventive.”
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Filmmaker Jordan Brady Brings Commercial Directors Bootcamp to NYC
Filmmaker Jordan Brady Brings Commercial Directors Bootcamp to NYCSeasoned directors rarely share secrets, especially in a field as competitive and saturated as Commercial Directing. Jordan Brady is different. With nearly 1,000 national TV commercials to his credit, and counting, Brady feels an obligation to share what he’s learned. “Yes, we live in a world of tighter budgets where everyone is a ‘filmmaker’,” he said. “But the path to a healthy industry is openness, mentoring and an embrace of community. There are no secrets in a shared economy.” To that end, Brady launched his Commercial Directors Bootcamp in Fall 2015 with sold-out one-day seminars in Los Angeles and Dallas. The Bootcamp comes to New York City this Saturday, April 16, with veteran agency Senior Producer Damon Webster joining Brady as Guest Speaker.
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​SMPTE ​2016 NAB Show Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® - Booth L28
Winner of an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) is a global leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem. A professional membership association that is internationally recognized and accredited, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. For a century, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.
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Canon U.S.A. Exhibits Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions And 8K Technology At The 2016 NAB Show
Canon U.S.A. Exhibits Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions And 8K Technology At The 2016 NAB ShowAt the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its full line of professional 4K and high-definition imaging equipment for motion picture, television production, video content creation, and still photography at booth C4325.
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Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Announce 2016 Screening Series
Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Announce 2016 Screening SeriesAward-Winning Production Designers Are Focus of Film Series at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres Sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and the American Cinematheque are co-hosting the annual 2016 Screening Series “Production Design: Looking at Nothing, Seeing Everything” highlighting the work of renowned Production Designers and their creative collaborations. The monthly series will run from April through July, and the screenings will alternate between the American Cinematheque’s Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood) and the Max Palevsky Theatre at the Aero (1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica) with all screenings starting at 5:30 pm. The screening series is sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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Cinematographers Guild Announces NAB Panels (Key & Peele | Drones)
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) will host two sessions at the 2016 NAB Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. One will be a light-hearted look at Key and Peele’s cinematic debut, Keanu for Warner Bros., in which the hapless duo infiltrates a vicious gang to find their adorable ‘catnapped’ kitten. The other will explore one of the most exciting developments in film technology — drones.
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Drone Dudes Takes Flight With Switronix’s Hypercore Slim
Drone Dudes Takes Flight With Switronix’s Hypercore SlimProduction Company Selects Low-Profile, Durable Batteries to Power Aerial Cinematography
When director Andrew H. Petersen founded his Drone Dudes production company in 2005, he combined his unique experience in RC (remote control) and drone technology with his talents in filmmaking. Today, Petersen uses the Hypercore SLIM battery packs from Switronix, a leader in battery and charging solutions for the Digital Cinema and Professional Video industry, to power the array of handheld cameras for his unique aerial projects.
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AFI Partners with the White House
Submissions Now Open for K-12 Storytellers with the Theme "The World I Want to Live In
The American Film Institute has announced its collaboration with the White House on the third annual White House Student Film Festival, to be held in late summer 2016. Participant Media, a global entertainment company focused on inspiring social change, joins AFI in support of their work with young filmmakers of the White House Student Film Festival for a second year. Open to K-12 student filmmakers, the theme of this year’s festival is "The World I Want to Live In." Young storytellers are now encouraged to submit their short films based on this theme at WhiteHouse.Gov/FilmFest.
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Community Films Welcomes Director Clay Tweel After the Successful Sundance Debut of His Doc "Gleason"
Community Films Welcomes Director Clay Tweel After the Successful Sundance Debut of His Doc "Gleason"Community Films welcomes Director Clay Tweel to the company’s diverse roster of talent. Tweel joins Community right on the heels of the successful debut at the Sundance Film Festival of his feature-length documentary “Gleason.” The doc focuses on former NFL player Steve Gleason and his family’s struggle with his diagnosis of ALS. The film’s U.S. rights were purchased by Amazon Studios and Open Road Films just days after the Sundance Film Festival. Tweel is also the Co-Director of “Finders Keepers,” which was co-produced by Community Films. “Gleason” also received the 2016 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award for “Festival Favorites.”
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Batman v Superman: Curating a Product Placement Turkish Airlines
​Marsha R. Levine, a pioneer and leader in product placement in Hollywood, has successfully scored another aircraft placement with Turkish Airlines featured in Warner Bros. upcoming release of Batman v Superman.
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SMPTE at the 2016 NAB Show
The 2016 NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, will explore how content creators and storytellers combine artistry with motion-imaging technology to thrive today — and into the future. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, promote its upcoming educational conferences, and expand on details about its centennial celebration. The Society continues to encourage and support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through scholarships, membership programs, and events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society's annual networking social, which drew 100 participants to the SMPTE booth in 2015.
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Virtual Reality Gets Real At The Editors' Lounge
Virtual Reality Gets Real At The Editors' LoungeThe Editors’ Lounge recently hosted their monthly educational event at AlphaDogs Post Production in Burbank, CA where attendees got to learn the nuts and bolts of what it takes to deliver a successful Virtual Reality project. The evening consisted of 4 leading companies in the VR industry with discussions and demonstrations being given in a hands-on informal style setting.
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Director Julien Rocher Joins Troll Pictures
Director Julien Rocher Joins Troll PicturesLos Angeles-based commercial production company Tröll Pictures today announces the addition of Julien Rocher to its directorial roster. Rocher is an accomplished filmmaker with an eye for cinematic visuals that demand repeat viewings.
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Divergent Media Partners with Pomfort to Integrate ScopeBox with the Newest Version of Silverstack XT 5.1
ScopeBox Adds Full Time Scopes to Silverstack XT 5.1 with No Additional Hardware Needed
Divergent Media (www.divergentmedia.com) today announced it has partnered with Pomfort (www.pomfort.com) to integrate ScopeBox with its newest version of Silverstack XT. SilverStack is Pomfort’s signature media management software that has earned a reputation in the filmmaking community for its ability to facilitate and accelerate the film production workflow.
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Nancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA with Panasonic VariCam
Nancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA with Panasonic VariCamNancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA Celebrating International Women’s Day with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Cinema Camera/Recorders
Award-winning cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, ASC recently shot a two-minute public service announcement for YouTube with a pair of Panasonic VariCam 35 cinema camera/recorders. Honoring this week’s International Women’s Day, the spot profiles seven YouTube creators from around the world who serve as Change Ambassadors in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign, using their voices to stand up for gender equality. See the PSA here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAHDs83-YTc&feature=youtu.be.
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Top UK Colorist Adam Inglis Launches U.S. Career through Post Factory NY
Top UK Colorist Adam Inglis Launches U.S. Career through Post Factory NYGrades indie films “Little Men” and “Breakable You.”
British colorist Adam Inglis, whose credits include such features as Far From the Madding Crowd, Mr. Turner and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, as well as the television mini-series Wolf Hall, has allied with Post FactoryNY, a SIM Group company, for U.S.-based feature and television projects. He has already completed two projects through Post FactoryNY, performing final grading for the independent films Little Men and Breakable You.
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Renowned Filmmaker Ang Lee to Address NAB Show's The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie
Renowned Filmmaker Ang Lee to Address NAB Show's The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie-- Session to Screen Footage From Upcoming Film ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk;’ Will Feature Cutting-Edge Exhibition of 120 Frames-Per-Second 3D at 4K Resolution --
Renowned director Ang Lee will present a keynote address and screen footage from his upcoming film “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” at NAB Show’s Future of Cinema Conference, produced in partnership with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). Lee will discuss his vision for cinema and the creative opportunities for the future of filmmaking. In a world exclusive, the audience will enjoy the first-ever public screening from the upcoming movie in its native 4K, 3D, 120-frames-per-second format using a cutting-edge dual laser projection system. The 90-minute presentation begins at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
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Ditch Welcomes New Editor Aaron Nelson; Promotes Ben Thompson to Creative Editor
Ditch Welcomes New Editor Aaron Nelson; Promotes Ben Thompson to Creative EditorDitch Owner/Editor Brody Howard has expanded the company’s talent roster by welcoming Creative Editor Aaron Nelson and promoting long-time Assistant Editor Ben Thompson to a full Creative Editor position. www.ditchedit.com This expansion comes just on the heels of Howard entering into a new partnership to launch the new interactive studio Ditch Creative.
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AFI Alumnus Wins Best Picture Oscar
SPOTLIGHT Producer Steve Golin Takes Night's Top Honor; AFI Alumni on Film Also Include Cinematographer and Boston Globe Journalist
The American Film Institute is proud to highlight the AFI Conservatory alumni featured in the 88th Academy Awards®, which followed an unprecedented awards season run for AFI graduates. Producer Steve Golin (AFI Class of 1981) received the Best Picture Oscar® at night's end for SPOTLIGHT. The film's credits also include cinematographer Masanobu Takayanagi (AFI Class of 2002) with a special thanks to Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe journalist Michael Rezendes (AFI Class of 1999), whose character is played by Mark Ruffalo in the film.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2016 Board of Directors Officers
Mike Chambers Re-Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2016 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2016 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was re-elected as Board Chair.
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Bodega Signs Directors Jon Dennis and Randy Hackett
Bodega Signs Directors Jon Dennis and Randy HackettNew York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega has signed directors Jon Dennis and Randy Hackett for U.S. commercial representation. This marks the first official U.S. representation for Dennis, who has a diverse directorial background spanning commercials, live sports, branded content, and network promos for the likes of BBC, Sky and Channel 4. Hackett is a copywriter-turned-director who brings a sharp eye for casting to deliver singular comedic performances that earned him numerous industry accolades for his directing and writing including AICP, Hatch, New York Festivals and Clios.
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AFI Conservatory Alumni Win Big at BAFTA Awards, Sundance and More
Most Recent Alumni Honors Include Major Wins from BAFTA, Sundance, WGA and More
With the awards season now in its final weeks, the American Film Institute is proud to share the latest accomplishments of AFI Conservatory alumni.
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THE REVENANT Wins American Society of Cinematographers Theatrical Award
THE REVENANT Wins American Society of Cinematographers Theatrical AwardCASANOVA and MARCO POLO Take Top Honors in TV Categories; MACBETH and SON OF SAUL Tie for Spotlight Award
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Vanja Cernjul, ASC, HFS; Pierre Gill, CSC; Adam Arkapaw, ACS; and Mátyás Erdély, HSC earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 30th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony took place here Sunday night at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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PS Production Services Honours Sari Friedland with the Douglas James Dales Industry Builder Award
PS Production Services Honours Sari Friedland with the Douglas James Dales Industry Builder AwardIndependent producer Sari Friedland is celebrated as the recipient of the 2016 Douglas James Dales Industry Builder Award. Named for the late Doug Dales, founder of PS Production Services, the annual award is presented to a producer whose sustained, voluntary, selfless service, contribution and commitment has benefited the Canadian film and television production industry. The award was presented last night at the PS Dinner on the Hill, held in conjunction with the Canadian Media Production Associations Prime Time Conference in Ottawa.
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2016 HPA Tech Retreat Unveils Expanded Schedule
Diverse Offerings Take Attendees From Deep Space, Through Virtual Reality, To Star Wars and Beyond HDR With Fascinating Stops Along the Way
The HPA Tech Retreat® has announced the latest schedule for the 22nd HPA Tech Retreat. The HPA Tech Retreat takes place February 16 to 19, 2016, in Indian Wells, California.
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Interstate Welcomes Directing Duo TOMAT
Interstate Welcomes Directing Duo TOMATAward-Winning Brazilian Team Brings Their Comedy and VFX Chops to Directors’ Group
Award-winning directors’ group Interstate has signed Rio De Janeiro-based directing duo TOMAT for exclusive US representation.
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Kodak Unveils Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge Winners
Kodak Unveils Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge WinnersScreening of Semi-Finalists at Slamdance Showcases Glorious Array of Super 8 Films
Kodak announced the Grand Prize winners of the KODAK Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge, following a screening of remarkable works from the 15 semi-finalists’ films at the Slamdance Film Festival last night. Kodak launched the Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge in November 2015 as part of the company’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of Super 8, a beloved format that inspires content creators far and wide.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Sam Raimi with with Filmmaker Award
Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Sam Raimi with with Filmmaker Award2016 MPSE Golden Reel Awards Slated for February 27th
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today announces that it will honor Sam Raimi with its annual Filmmaker Award. The director of the blockbuster Spider-Man featuresand the low-budget horror classic The Evil Dead is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. He will receive the award at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony February 27th in Los Angeles.
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SGO Celebrates Tel Aviv's Edit Studios' Award-winning Projects
Baba Joon” named Best Film at the recent “Ofir” Awards, Israeli version of the Oscars
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AFI Conservatory Alumni Receive Five Oscar Nominations
AFI Conservatory Thesis Film Is Among The Nominees
TWO FOR BEST PICTURE: Steve Golin BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Robert Richardson
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Short Film contest w/ Guy Ritchie + Warner Bros – Free Entry
Short Film contest w/ Guy Ritchie + Warner Bros – Free EntryBrompton to challenge the movie maker in you – Guy Ritchie, Josh Berger and Lionel Wigram to judge global film competition
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The Foundry honored in annual Scientific and Technical Awards
MARI 3D texture painting system recognized by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
The Foundry, leading creative software developer, has announced that its MARI development team will be honored by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on Saturday, February 13. The awards recognize individuals that have added value to the filmmaking process. For their contributions to MARI’s development, Jack Greasley, Kiyoyuki Nakagaki, Duncan Hopkins and Carl Rand from The Foundry will receive an Academy Plaque in the Scientific and Engineering Awards category at the ceremony to be held at the Beverley Wiltshire in Beverly Hills.
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American Society of Cinematographers Nominates Beasts of No Nation, Macbeth and Son of Saul for Spotlight Award
American Society of Cinematographers Nominates Beasts of No Nation, Macbeth and Son of Saul for Spotlight AwardThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has nominated three cinematographers for the 2016 Spotlight Award, which recognizes outstanding cinematography in feature-length projects that are screened at festivals, internationally, or in limited theatrical release. The winner will be announced at the 30th ASC Awards on February 14, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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Documentary Filmmaking with Sam Painter
Documentary Filmmaking with Sam PainterHost Ben Consoli welcomes Sam Painter, the cinematographer behind some of the most influential modern documentaries including “Going Clear” and “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine”, to discuss the art of documentary cinematography.
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Panavision and Ludwig Kameraverleih Announce Distribution Deal
Panavision and Ludwig Kameraverleih Announce Distribution DealPanavision, the entertainment industry’s leading designer, manufacturer and rental provider of high-precision optics and camera systems, has reached a distribution agreement with Ludwig Kameraverleih in Germany. The highly regarded rental facility will now be able to provide filmmakers in the region with Panavision’s extensive range of spherical and anamorphic lenses, including the popular Primo 70 series for larger sensor digital cameras. This partnership deepens Ludwig’s portfolio of filmmaking gear and broadens Panavision’s reach.
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ASC Reveals Feature Film Nominees
ASC Reveals Feature Film NomineesAmerican Society of Cinematographers Nominates Bridge of Spies, Carol, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant and Sicario
The nominees in the theatrical release category of the 30th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement are Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC for Sicario, Janusz Kaminski for Bridge of Spies, Ed Lachman, ASC for Carol, Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC for The Revenant and John Seale, ASC, ACS for Mad Max: Fury Road. The winner will be revealed on February 14 during the ASC Awards gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
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Kodak Launches Super 8 Filmmaking Revival Initiative at CES 2016
Kodak Launches Super 8 Filmmaking Revival Initiative at CES 2016Filmmakers rally behind Kodak’s revival of Super 8
On the heels of celebrating 50 years of manufacturing Super 8 film, Kodak is launching an initiative aimed at putting Super 8 cameras into the hands of a new generation of filmmakers as well as meeting the needs of top directors, indie filmmakers and others who appreciate the art and craft of filmmaking.
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Dejan Georgevich, ASC, Shoots ‘Once in a Lifetime’ TV Pilot
Dejan Georgevich, ASC, Shoots ‘Once in a Lifetime’ TV PilotWith Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders
Dejan Georgevich, ASC, recently served as Director of Photography on Once in a Lifetime, a half-hour, rock ‘n roll television pilot shot with two Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera recorders. Lifetime was written by Iron Maiden’s groundbreaking bass player and songwriter, Stephen Harris.
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yU+co. Turns Downtown Los Angeles into a Mammoth Digital Playground for Grand Park and The Music Center's N.Y.E.L.A.
yU+co. Turns Downtown Los Angeles into a Mammoth Digital Playground for Grand Park and The Music Center's N.Y.E.L.A.In a first-of-its-kind immersive spectacle, dazzling digital imagery will appear to “bounce” between City Hall, the County Hall of Records and The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion as Los Angeles counts down to 2016.
On New Year’s Eve, three iconic buildings in downtown Los Angeles will provide the canvas for a projection mapping display unlike anything seen before. Part of the 3rd annual Grand Park + Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A., the breathtaking spectacle of morphing light, color, shape and sound will envelop—and sometimes appear to travel between—the facades of City Hall, the County Hall of Records and The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and celebrate Los Angeles as it joins other cities around the globe in ringing in the New Year.
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SMPTE and NAB Renew Technology Summit With 2016 'The Future of Cinema Conference'
SMPTE and NAB Renew Technology Summit With 2016 'The Future of Cinema Conference'SMPTE® and NAB Renew Technology Summit With 2016 'The Future of Cinema Conference'; Registration Opens Dec. 21. The 2016 NAB Show's 'Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie,' Produced in Partnership With SMPTE, Will Feature Future-Facing Perspectives on the Technology of Storytelling.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the newly crafted NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie,' produced in partnership with SMPTE, will explore how content creators and storytellers combine artistry with motion-imaging technology to thrive today — and especially into the future. Scheduled for April 16-17 during the 2016 NAB Show, the refocused technical conference will examine this topic with an emphasis on the work and inspiration of the industry's newest generation of filmmakers. Registration for the conference opens on Dec. 21.
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Kodak Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge Judges Announced; Public Voting for Audience Awards Now Open
Rachel Morrison, Elliott Landy and Glenn Gainor Among Judges for the Kodak Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge Jury Awards
Kodak has enlisted an elite list of filmmakers, a photographer and industry professionals to be judges for the Kodak Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge. The competition, launched in November, has received over 500 entries submitted by a wide range of Super 8 content creators around the world. There are two rounds of judging for the Jury Awards, with votes being cast by cinematographer Rachel Morrison, photographer Elliott Landy, producer Glenn Gainor, writer-producer Josh Friedman, film festival director Leslie Raymond, and Pro8mm founders Phil and Rhonda Vigeant.
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Preston Lee Launches New Production Venture, Sanctuary
Preston Lee Launches New Production Venture, SanctuaryFormer Über Content co-owner/executive producer Preston Lee has opened the doors to his new Culver City-based production company, Sanctuary.
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Panavision and Light Iron Open Joint Facility in NOLA
Panavision and Light Iron Open Joint Facility in NOLANew Space is First Comprehensive Production and Post Location for Companies
Panavision, the entertainment industry’s leading designer, manufacturer and rental provider of high-precision optics and camera systems, has announced the opening of an expanded New Orleans location. The new 30,500-square-foot space will also house Light Iron’s first brick-and-mortar facility in Louisiana. The state-of-the-art facility represents the first location occupied by the two companies since Panavision acquired Light Iron, a leader in digital workflow solutions, earlier this year.
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12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival
12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Announces Winners 3-D SPACE, Stereo Sisters, and the LA 3-D Club are pleased to announce the winners of The 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival. The festival’s mission is to showcase the best independent stereoscopic 3-D filmmaking from around the world. This year’s fest took place on Dec 12th-13th, 2015 at the Downtown Independent theater in Los Angeles. The festival featured over 30 independent 3-D short films, 14 student produced films, 5 stereoscopic feature motion pictures, including the world theatrical premiere of the 3-D Film Archive’s digital restoration of 1954 war drama DRAGONFLY SQUADRON, an Emerging Technologies and Virtual Reality showcase, and the 56th Hollywood International Exhibition of Stereoscopic Photography.
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Ridley Scott to be Recognized by American Society of Cinematographers
Ridley Scott to be Recognized by American Society of CinematographersOrganization Will Bestow Board of Governors Award to Esteemed Director-Producer
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will honor the extraordinary achievements of director-producer Ridley Scott in advancing the art and craft of filmmaking by bestowing him with the organization’s annual Board of Governors Award. The presentation will be made during the 30th ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement on February 14, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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FuseFX Adds VFX Supervisor Ted Rae
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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Theo Van De Sande, ASC Shoots Amazon, CBS Pilots With Varicam 35 4K Camera/recorder
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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