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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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HOBO Audio Launches 360 VR Division; Forms Strategic Alliance With Two VFX Studios
HOBO Audio Launches 360 VR Division; Forms Strategic Alliance With Two VFX Studios
Boutique Audio Company Partners With Production/Post Houses East Coast Digital And Hidden Content To Offer Full Service 360 VR Execution
HOBO, the boutique audio post studio, has launched a 360 VR division and formed strategic alliances with production/post production studios East Coast Digital and Hidden Content, both based in New York, to offer clients a full service approach to 360 VR content creation – from concepting through production, post, music and final audio mix in an immersive 360 format.
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Kino Lorber Acquires all North American rights to Gabe Klinger's PORTO, starring Anton Yelchin and Lucie Lucas, before its SXSW premiere on March 12.
PORTO PREMIERES SUNDAY, MARCH 12, AT 6:45PM AT ALAMO RITZ 1 IN AUSTIN, TX.
Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to Gabe Klinger’s PORTO, starring Anton Yelchin and Lucie Lucas. Written by Klinger and Larry Gross (We Don’t Live Here Anymore; True Crime) and shot on Super 8mm, 16mm and 35mm in the eponymous Portuguese city, PORTO is set for a North American premiere at SXSW, on Sunday, March 12.
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Digital Jungle Moves To New Facility, Expands Creative Focus
Digital Jungle Moves To New Facility, Expands Creative Focus
Hollywood Mainstay Joins Growing Talent Pool of Santa Clarita Production Hub
Digital Jungle, one of Hollywood’s longtime leaders in digital workflow and postproduction services, has moved its operations to a new facility in Santa Clarita, CA, a burgeoning production and post production community in the suburbs of Los Angeles.  The new headquarters is now home to both Digital Jungle Post and its recent off-shoot, Digital Jungle Pictures, a feature film development and production studio.  Considered an icon in the post industry, Digital Jungle, has put its finishing touches on hundreds of indie films, commercials and long-form TV projects.
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Roundabout Entertainment Adds Craig Price to DI Team
Roundabout Entertainment Adds Craig Price to DI Team
Veteran editor and visual effects artists will focus on finishing studio and independent features.
Veteran editor, visual effects artist and creative director Craig Price has joined Roundabout Entertainment. Price will serve as a finishing editor in the facility’s growing digital intermediate department. In his first project with Roundabout, Price performed final editing for Director Tommy Bertelsen’s indie thriller Feed. He also designed and executed the film’s main title sequence. Upcoming work includes a project for Director Terrence Mallick.
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DaVinci Resolve Studio Used to Edit, Grade and Finish PLEASE TELL ME I'M ADOPTED! Series
DaVinci Resolve Studio Used to Edit, Grade and Finish PLEASE TELL ME I'M ADOPTED! SeriesBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio was used to edit, grade and finish PLEASE TELL ME I'M ADOPTED!, an original shortform comedy series from Wraptastic Productions premiering March 6, 2017 exclusively on Amazon. DaVinci Resolve Studio was used by Chris Sobchack, executive producer, to handle the entire post production process.
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Winter Film Awards Indie Film Fest starts Thursday!
Winter Film Awards Indie Film Fest starts Thursday!
Winter Film Awards Is New York City. Like the city itself, we showcase the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world.
Please join us for Winter Film Awards 6th annual Indie Film Festival, which runs Feb 23-Mar 4 in NYC with a jam-packed schedule of 88 films of All Genres -- Free Discussion Panels —$5 Matinees —Bloody Thursday All Horror All Day — Daily Screenings of fantastic films and lots of Free Parties!
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POP AYE Wins at Sundance (Screenplay) | FIRE AT SEA Nominated for Academy Award® (Best Documentary Feature)
POP AYE Wins at Sundance (Screenplay) | FIRE AT SEA Nominated for Academy Award® (Best Documentary Feature)
KIRSTEN TAN'S POP AYE WINS THE WORLD CINEMA DRAMATIC AWARD AT SUNDANCE 2017
Kirsten Tan’s debut feature POP AYE won the World Cinema Dramatic Award (Screenplay) at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. A road movie set in Thailand, POP AYE tells the story of an over-the-hill architect and his attempt to bring his long-lost elephant back to their rural hometown.
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Imaginary Forces Welcomes EP Chris Hill; Sami Tahari as Director of Business Development
Imaginary Forces Welcomes EP Chris Hill; Sami Tahari as Director of Business DevelopmentCreative company Imaginary Forces has added two executives to its Los Angeles studio: Executive Producer Chris Hill and Director of Business Development Sami Tahari. As the company celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, the announcement signals what’s next in Imaginary Forces’ long legacy of creative innovation and design-driven storytelling for entertainment, brand and agency clients. Hill and Tahari’s diverse backgrounds will help strengthen the company’s long-standing relationships, as well as its continuous expansion into emerging markets. Recent work of note includes TV’s most talked-about main titles for Netflix’s summer blockbuster “Stranger Things”; the logo reveal for Michael Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight” — Paramount’s biggest trailer debut ever; and a one-of-a-kind immersive experience for the Empire State Building.
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Mixing Light Releases Davinci Resolve 12.5 Training Series
Mixing Light Releases Davinci Resolve 12.5 Training Series
Nine chapters of Insights help users get up to speed with Blackmagic Design's feature-rich software update
Mixing Light, with its well-known training and educational website featuring courses on the entire spectrum of color correction for moving images, has released a nine chapter training video series with 67 distinct movies and almost four hours of content helping beginner and intermediate colorists, editors, cinematographers, directors, and their assistants get up to speed on Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve 12.5.
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The Mill's Colour Team Expands into a Creative Destination for Indie Features
The Mill's Colour Team Expands into a Creative Destination for Indie Features
Spearheaded at The Mill’s New York Studio, DI colour work will be also available at other Mill studios in London, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
Mill Colour is broadening its offering to include creative Digital Intermediate (DI) work for feature length projects. Known for working in the advertising, games and music industries, this move marks an exciting new development for The Mill’s global team of talented artists and their clients. Group Colour Director at The Mill, Dee Allen, explains: "This is a natural and very exciting progression for us. Our team collaborates with world class Directors and DP’s and this allows us to extend the collaboration into features. In New York, we are also supported by our relationship with Technicolor PostWorks providing an end-to-end solution to clients across all aspects of DI workflow and final deliverables. Of course, we’ll continue to grow our commercial and music video work, finding creative opportunities across all media.”
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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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7 New Tools added to Substance Designer (Scan blending, photogrammetry, weathering)
7 New Tools added to Substance Designer (Scan blending, photogrammetry, weathering)
Digital Material Authoring Software Introduces New Tools and Filters for Photogrammetric Workflows
Today, Allegorithmic releases Substance Designer 5.6, a free update that adds seven new tools and filters to the industry-leading digital material authoring software, including solutions for both scanned and photogrammetric workflows.
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Edward Sharpe and Magnetic Zeros Use ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
Edward Sharpe and Magnetic Zeros Use ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that Santa Monica production company Subtractive Inc. used ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and HyperDeck Studio 12G broadcast recorders as part of a live streaming and IMAG setup for a recent Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros concert at Century Park in Los Angeles.
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Indie Sound Effects Marketplace ‘A Sound Effect’ Turns Two and Celebrates with 70% Off Sale
Indie Sound Effects Marketplace ‘A Sound Effect’ Turns Two and Celebrates with 70% Off Sale
Community-based source for unique and targeted sound effects celebrates its success with week-long sale right now across hundreds of libraries
A Sound Effect, the community-based, sound effects online marketplace, celebrates its second birthday this week. A Sound Effect is home to a massive, curated collection of sound effects, created by the best sound designers and recordists in the world. The unique collections at A Sound Effect offer a focused alternative to conventional, cover-it-all sound libraries allowing editors to buy smaller, targeted libraries, as they need them.
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Multi-Award Winning Producer Lawrence Cumbo Joins Pixeldust Studios to Expand its Entertainment Division
Award-winning producer Lawrence Cumbo has joined Pixeldust Studios, a multi Emmy Award-winning, digital animation and broadcast production studio helmed by Ricardo Andrade, to expand its Entertainment Division. Cumbo brings to Pixeldust an active development slate comprised of over 30 projects. The announcement was made by Ricardo Andrade, President & Creative Director, Pixeldust Studios, and by Lawrence Cumbo, whose new title is Senior Vice President of Development & Content, Pixeldust Studios.
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Naughty Saint Nick: Bad Santa 2 and Panasonic Varicam 35
Naughty Saint Nick: Bad Santa 2 and Panasonic Varicam 35
Theo Van de Sande, ASC shoots Bad Santa 2 with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema cameras
The long-awaited sequel to the 2003 holiday cult classic, Bad Santa (directed by Terry Zwigoff), Bad Santa 2 is directed by Mark Waters (Vampire Academy, Mean Girls) and once again pairs Willie (Billy Bob Thornton) and his little helper Marcus (Tony Cox), who reunite to rob a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Academy Award winner Kathy Bates joins the cast as Willie’s foul-mouthed mother, Sunny Soke, and Brett Kelly reprises his role as Thurman Merman. The dark comedy was shot by Theo Van de Sande, ASC (Blade, Cruel Intentions, Wayne’s World) with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema cameras.
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Brian Perkins' Golden Kingdom in Select Theaters and Becomes Available on VOD on Nov. 18, 2016
Brian Perkins' Golden Kingdom in Select Theaters and Becomes Available on VOD on Nov. 18, 2016
Select screenings will be followed by a Q&A with Director Brian Perkins and Executive Producer Jessica Ballard.
Kino Lorber's Alive Mind Cinema label is proud to announce the national release of Brian Perkins' GOLDEN KINGDOM, the first international production to be filmed in Myanmar since the country's recent reopening.
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Canon U.S.A. Kicks Off the #TAGYOUREIT Instagram Campaign with Actress Jamie Chung
Canon U.S.A. Kicks Off the #TAGYOUREIT Instagram Campaign with Actress Jamie Chung
Canon Challenges Selected Influencers to Push Their Boundaries of Photographic Expression with the New EOS M5 Digital Camera through a Game of “Tag” Via Social Media
In celebration of the release of the new Canon EOS M5 Digital Camera, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of the #TagYoureIt collaborative Instagram campaign. Actress and blogger Jamie Chung and 12 participating photographers, chosen because of their passion for sharing the world around them, will be faced with completing spontaneous photo challenges from now through the end of the year.
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AlphaDog Helps To Lift The Stigma Of Mental Illness In AFI Thesis Film "Still Devout"
AlphaDog Helps To Lift The Stigma Of Mental Illness In AFI Thesis Film "Still Devout"
​Actress, Valeria Chavez , in confession next to actor, Tony Sagastizado
The stigma of mental illness keeps most people from talking about it, leaving families desperate for help and understanding. Still Devout, a new AFI Thesis film written and directed by Melissa Perez, follows the story of a young woman who embarks on a heart-wrenching journey to help find answers and healing for her brother’s mental illness. Perez based the story on personal experiences within her own family. She explains, “My family would take these unplanned bizarre road trips that were always for the sole purpose of fixing something that had gone wrong. I always felt this pressure to help my family, even if it was something I didn’t exactly agree with.”
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WCPMedia Services to Demonstrate Media Management Platform at AFM
WCPMedia Services to Demonstrate Media Management Platform at AFM
Cloud-based platform-as-a-service empowers content owners with integrated tools for producing, managing, marketing and distributing content.
At this month'’s American Film Market in Santa Monica, WCPMedia Services will demonstrate WCPWeb App, the cloud-based media-management platform that is revolutionizing the way independent filmmakers market and distribute content. Used by producers, distributors, film festivals and others worldwide, WCPWeb App is a platform-as-a-service solution offering a suite of tools for storing, managing, marketing and distribution. It is the simplest, fastest, most secure and most effective way to deliver content.
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Musicbed Licensing Platform Creates Live Recording Sessions with Blackmagic Design
Musicbed Licensing Platform Creates Live Recording Sessions with Blackmagic Design
Musicbed Sessions use Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and three SmartView HD monitors.
Blackmagic Design announced today that the music licensing platform Musicbed uses ATEM live production switchers and SmartView monitors to create cinematic live music experiences, called “Musicbed Sessions,” which feature performances from musicians spanning various genres.
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Rick Banks Joins OptiTrack as Director of Marketing
Former Ubisoft Director of Media will spearhead brand efforts and the company’s industry event presence.
OptiTrack today announced the addition of Rick Banks as Director of Marketing. With more than 17 years of marketing and brand management experience, Banks will spearhead brand efforts and the company’s industry event presence. He comes to OptiTrack from Ubisoft, where he served as Director of Media.
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Archion's EditStor Omni Helps Empower Top NYC-Based Production and Post Production House NITROUS
Archion's EditStor Omni Helps Empower Top NYC-Based Production and Post Production House NITROUSArchion Technologies, a world leader in high performance shared media storage, has announced that its EditStor Omni has successfully enhanced the workflow and media opportunities being utilized by NITROUS Ltd, a leading, New York City-based Production, Original Content and Post Production company.
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"Radio Free Albemuth" Delivered to Kickstarter Supporters via WCPMedia Services
"Radio Free Albemuth" Delivered to Kickstarter Supporters via WCPMedia Services
Cloud-based management platform provides filmmakers with a new way to reach their audience.
In a new DIY distribution model for independent filmmakers, the producers of Radio Free Albemuth recently used WCPMedia Services’ cloud-based media management platform WCPApp to stream the film to more than 800 crowd-sourced backers around the world. Recipients were able to view a Blu-ray quality version of the film on devices of their choice via a private screening room. The WCP platform provided a cost-effective solution for backers to watch the film, while providing bank-level security against duplication and piracy.
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The Chicago Underground Film Festival
CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR 24TH ANNUAL EVENT The 2017 festival runs May 31 - June 4, 2017
Submissions are officially being accepted for the 24th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival, presented by IFP Chicago. The festival will be held May 31 - June 4, 2017 at the Logan Theatre. Qualified filmmakers can submit their entries through The Chicago Underground Film Festival's online entry form on cuff.org or through Filmfreeway or Withoutabox.
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PostWorks Forms Digital Cinema Unit to Serve Indie, Festival Markets
PostWorks Forms Digital Cinema Unit to Serve Indie, Festival MarketsPostWorks New York has formed a new digital film distribution service, PostWorks Digital Cinema, and hired industry veteran Greg Fornero to lead it. The new unit will work with indie film producers and distributors, international film festivals and independent DI facilities. It will provide DCP duplication, drive set rentals and sales, KDM management and broadband content delivery services.
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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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New Branded And Immersive Storytelling Studio OffAbbot Launches
New Branded And Immersive Storytelling Studio OffAbbot Launches
Content 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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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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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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Intelligent Creatures Uses Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio on “The Witch"
Intelligent Creatures Uses Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio on “The Witch"Blackmagic Design announced today that Intelligent Creatures used Fusion Studio on the highly acclaimed horror film “The Witch.” Led by Compositing Supervisor Eric Doiron and VFX Supervisor Geoff Scott, the Toronto-based post house used Fusion Studio as its main software for all of the film’s VFX. In addition, Intelligent Creatures used DaVinci Resolve Studio to pull VFX plates and do selective color grading during its VFX sequences.
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Bodega Adds Kris Walter as Head of Production
Bodega Adds Kris Walter as Head of ProductionNew York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega has brought on Kris Walter as Head of Production. Walter comes to Bodega from MTV Brand Creative, where he spent over a decade producing award winning, results driven, multi-platform campaigns for the network’s most highly viewed events and series, including the VMAs and the MTV Movie Awards.
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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 NY
Grades 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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Sundance's "The 4th" Created with Blackmagic Design Cameras and DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio
Sundance's "The 4th" Created with Blackmagic Design Cameras and DaVinci Resolve 12 StudioBlackmagic Design announced today the Sundance hit film “The 4th” was shot using a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF, and was graded with DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio. The film by director and writer Andre Hyland was shot by DPs Shane Bruce Johnston and Charles J. Gibson and color graded by Mark Todd Osborne at MTO ColorData.
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Manhattan Production Music Establishes First-Ever Los Angeles Office And Names Long Time Production Music Executive Andrew Robbins, Senior Director Of Film/TV Music
Based in New York City, Manhattan Production Music (MPM,) an industry leader in providing music to entertainment, broadcasting, advertising, and multi-media clients, has established its first-ever Los Angeles office. Concurrently, the company has named Andrew Robbins as its new Senior Director of Film/TV Music. 
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Manhattan Production Music Establishes First-ever Los Angeles Office And Names Long Time Production Music Executive Andrew Robbins
Manhattan Production Music Establishes First-ever Los Angeles Office And Names Long Time Production Music Executive Andrew Robbins
Robbins to be Senior Director Of Film/TV Music
Based in New York City, Manhattan Production Music (MPM,) an industry leader in providing music to entertainment, broadcasting, advertising, and multi-media clients, has established its first-ever Los Angeles office. Concurrently, the company has named Andrew Robbins as its new Senior Director of Film/TV Music.
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Adobe Video Tools Get Rave Reviews at Sundance 2016 Film Festival used Adobe Premiere Pro CC as their primary digital editing software.
Much-Anticipated “Hail, Caesar!” from Universal Pictures, and “Deadpool,” from 20th Century Fox, Cut Using Premiere Pro CC
From independent productions to Hollywood headliners, 51 films debuting at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival used Adobe Premiere Pro CC as their primary digital editing software.
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Kodak Launches Super 8 Filmmaking Revival Initiative at CES 2016
Kodak Launches Super 8 Filmmaking Revival Initiative at CES 2016
Filmmakers 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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Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Indie Crime Thriller "Dixieland"
Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Indie Crime Thriller "Dixieland"
Colorist Anthony Raffaele collaborates with Writer-Director Hank Bedford and Cinematographer Tobias Datum to capture the atmosphere of the Deep South.
Post-production finishing for the new independent feature Dixieland was completed at Technicolor PostWorks New York. Colorist Anthony Raffaele worked with first-time Writer/Director Hank Bedford and Cinematographer Tobias Datum to finalize the look of the tense crime thriller set in modern day Mississippi. The facility also handled editorial conforming and visual effects. The film was released theatrically by IFC this month.
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To Infini and beyond - ftrack powers Orv VFX
To Infini and beyond - ftrack powers Orv VFXTransporting viewers from the safety of Earth to an alien-infested, 23rd-century mining colony on the distant edge of the solar system is no mean feat – just ask the filmmakers behind indie sci-fi pressure cooker Infini.
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AFI FEST 2015 Announces Jury and Audience Award Winners
AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi announces today the feature and short films receiving this year’s Jury and Audience Awards. The New Auteurs Grand Jury Award was presented to LAND AND SHADE, while DISORDER received a Special Jury Mention for Direction, and DESDE ALLÁ received a Special Jury Mention for Screenplay. BOYS received the Grand Jury Award for Live Action Short, and WORLD OF TOMORROW received the Grand Jury Award for Animated Short. This year’s Audience Award recipients in the New Auteurs, World Cinema and Breakthrough sections included MUSTANG, JAMES WHITE and MA. The full list of winners is below.
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Christian Cinema Integrates Aspera On Demand to Speed Submissions of Christian Films for Video On Demand Service
Aspera’s Cloud-Based File Transfer Offering Enables Filmmakers to Send Their Large Media Files Directly to the Cloud at High Speed
IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced that Christian Cinema, which hosts the largest selection of Christian films on the internet, has completed an integration of high-speed file transfer technology from Aspera, an IBM company, into their cloud-based content management platform. The integration of Aspera’s patented FASP® technology will enable filmmakers to submit their videos directly to the cloud at high speed and with strong security.
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Manios Digital & Film Lends Support to Indie Comedy "Holiday Breakup"
Manios Digital & Film Lends Support to Indie Comedy "Holiday Breakup"
Cinematographer Carmen Cabana uses Cartoni tripod with Black Magic Cinema Camera.
Cinematographer Carmen Cabana relied on camera support products from Manios Digital and Film while shooting on location for the new romantic comedy Holiday Breakup. Cabana employed a Cartoni Laser head and tripod system, along with a Vocas handheld rig to support the Blackmagic Cinema Camera that she used to capture principal photography.
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KISS Is Celebrated by Eclectic Array of Female Artists on "KISS and Makeup" Compilation
KISS Is Celebrated by Eclectic Array of Female Artists on "KISS and Makeup" CompilationThrough an unprecedented, three-way collaboration, Los Angeles-based MediaHorse, a top music licensing and creative marketing firm, LA & Nashville-based HoriPro Entertainment Group, Inc., the U.S. music publishing subsidiary of Tokyo-based entertainment conglomerate HORIPRO Inc., as well as publishers of the KISS catalogue, and the classic rock band KISS, have announced the release of a first-ever compilation album to feature all female artists covering classic songs by KISS.
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Specular Theory Shows You What It's Like to Get Barreled for Jeep® Brand
Specular Theory Shows You What It's Like to Get Barreled for Jeep® BrandVenice, CA-based Specular Theory has been making waves in the virtual reality scene with their immersive VR storytelling and innovative tech—and now they’ve literally made waves. The creative studio was tapped by creative agency Xister to craft a live-action VR surf experience in conjunction with Jeep®’s partnership with the World Surf League, using proprietary technology to capture a first-person point of view of surfers, shooting on location in Malibu, CA and Mexico. The VR experience allows even the most novice swimmer to catch a swell while fully immersed by the surrounding ocean and sky above. The experience is currently being showcased at the World Surf League’s 2015 Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour across Europe.
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Washington Square Films Signs Directing Duo Spielbergs (Alex Karpovsky and Teddy Blanks)
Washington Square Films Signs Directing Duo Spielbergs (Alex Karpovsky and Teddy Blanks)New York-based Washington Square Films has signed directing duo Spielbergs (Alex Karpovsky and Teddy Blanks), for their first commercial representation. The duo has already co-directed three music videos with the support of Washington Square Films, including videos for Tanlines (“Palace,” starring Natasha Lyonne, “Orange Is The New Black”) and RAC (“Back of the Car,” starring Sasheer Zamata, “Saturday Night Live”). The duo’s latest music video for Kopecky (“Talk to Me,” starring Michael Ian Black, Wet Hot American Summer) was released earlier this week.
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Nice Shoes to Support Winning Documentary Feature Filmmaker at 23rd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival
Nice Shoes to Support Winning Documentary Feature Filmmaker at 23rd Annual Hamptons International Film FestivalNYC-based production and post production studio Nice Shoes has announced its support of the 23rd annual Hamptons International Film Festival, with a contribution of color grading to the festival’s Best Documentary Feature Film award package, presenting an emerging director with an array of in-kind goods and services to aid them in crafting their next production. This year’s Hamptons International Film Festival will take place October 8-12, 2015.
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Cognition Makes Major Investment in Mistika Finishing Technology
Cognition Makes Major Investment in Mistika Finishing Technology
Studio purchases six finishing and grading systems as part of its multi-million dollar expansion. Senior Colorist Mike Eaves uses Mistika to grade indie feature “Opening Night.”
Cognition, the recently launched hybrid post production facility, has purchased six powerful Mistika systems from SGO. The package includes two top-end 4K color grading and mastering systems, two assist workstations and two laptop systems for on-set and near-set use. The company has also acquired an SGO high-speed SAN. The installation is part of an ambitious, multi-million dollar facility expansion that will include a pair of highly spec’d DCI grading theaters, expanded visual effects resources and creative production workspace.
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Filmworkers' Knack for Developing Talent Continues with Colorists Jeff Altman and Matt Harger
Filmworkers' Knack for Developing Talent Continues with Colorists Jeff Altman and Matt Harger
Altman grades eSports documentary, “All Work All Play”; Harger to grade indie feature “Who Gets the Dog?”
Filmworkers has a tradition for developing post-production talent and now it has two new stars in the making. Young colorists Jeff Altman and Matt Harger are producing standout work, and developing strong followings among local agencies and filmmakers for their enthusiasm, knowledge of digital cameras from the Alexa to the iPhone, and their ability to quickly work with clients to reach desired creative goals.
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The Foundry Introduces MARI 3
Now 3D paint artists can iterate faster, manage complexity better and produce higher quality results
At Siggraph 2015, The Foundry will demonstrate MARI 3, the newest version of its industry leading 3D paint package. Ideal for texturing and look development artists in the VFX, animation and games industries, MARI 3 combines productivity enhancing features with broader and tighter pipeline integration. This includes an exposed node graph for advanced users and integration with the rendering and baking capabilities of MODO, The Foundry’s 3D content creation solution. The Foundry will showcase MARI 3 at its Siggraph Booth #309, as well as in its live broadcast from Siggraph on Wednesday, August 12 at 10:05 AM (PDT).
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The Creative Hub - A Co-Op for Creatives Opens In Atlanta
The Creative Hub - A Co-Op for Creatives Opens In AtlantaA Co-Op Creative Space Designed for Indie and Home Based Filmmakers August 4, 2015; Atlanta, GA; – The Creative Hub is now open in the Atlanta area bringing the co-op workspace to the digital creative industry. Targeted to the indie filmmakers and home based video producers, The Creative Hub lives inside the film and television production facility of Biscardi Creative Media (BCM).
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NEWS: Twin Sound Uses Sound Devices to Grow Alongside its Regional Film Community
Austin-Based Location Sound Engineers Employ 664 Production Mixer with CL-6 Input Controller On Numerous Projects throughout the City
Twin brothers Erik and Joseph Duemig, who form the Austin-based mix/boom duo known as Twin Sound, are quickly making a name for themselves in the city’s growing film industry. To deliver on the exacting needs of film making, the brothers selected a 664 Production Mixer with CL-6 Input Controller from Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for television, film, and live production, for their audio needs.
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Sound Devices Keeps Pace with Hectic Production Schedule of Acclaimed Indie Film Tangerine
Six-Channel Portable Production Mixer with Integrated Recorder Captures Pristine Audio for Movie Filmed Entirely on iPhone5s
When veteran Sound Mixer Irin Strauss was tasked with capturing audio for one of the most talked-about indie films of the year, Tangerine, he turned to the 664 Production Mixer, made by Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production.
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Blackmagic Design InfoComm news - TourGigs and Mob Museum
Blackmagic Design today announced that Austin, TX based concert film technology company TourGigs used Blackmagic Design’s ATEM switchers, HyperDeck Studio recorders and Mini Converters to provide IMAG and to record all of the acts for archiving at this year’s Shaky Knees and Shaky Boots music festivals in Atlanta, GA.
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AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great American Movie Hustle"
AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great American Movie Hustle"
Indie Filmmakers Bring Cinematic Look to "The Great American Movie Hustle" with AJA CION
Upcoming indie feature "The Great American Movie Hustle" follows filmmaker Michael Anton and actor Michael Monsour as they attempt to create an epic cinematic film about making an epic cinematic film. Along the way, the duo encounters several twists and turns that mirror common production challenges filmmakers face today. Produced by Wonder Lab Films and directed by Michael Anton, the parody is presented in a mockumentary format rife with old-school humor. To achieve a distinct cinematic aesthetic for the film, Anton brought Doug Michaels on board as cinematographer, who shot the film using AJA CION production cameras.
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THAT Studio Effects to Debut new Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects Integration at NAB
THAT Studio, the San Francisco-based technology and postproduction company, will showcase THAT Studio Effects, its comprehensive library of practical effects and assets at NAB next week. A new THAT Studio Effects Panel provides easy access to practical effects and assets inside Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC. Editors, VFX artists, and independent filmmakers now have access to a complete repository of high-quality tools to enhance their creative work that they can preview, buy, and use within their Adobe applications.
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Film Riot's Epic Summer Film Project
Connolly Teams Up with Indie Filmmakers Seth Worley and Andrew Kramer for “Epic Summer” of New Short Films and Complete Behind-the-Scenes Series
Film Riot (https://www.youtube.com/user/filmriot/featured) and Triune Films founder/creator, Ryan Connolly, announced today the launch of “Film Riot’s Epic Summer,” a three month film project created to showcase the work of three up-and-coming indie film directors. For this ambitious event, Connolly is teaming up with Andrew Kramer - renown among the filmmaker community and the creator of Video Copilot; and Seth Worley, who has earned national acclaim for his work with Red Giant Films and such viral indie films as "Plot Device" and the recent sensation, “Old/New” featuring narration by Patton Oswald.
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>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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Event Videographer Todd Ruel Test Drives Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Camcorder At Detroit And Chicago Auto Shows
Event Videographer Todd Ruel Test Drives Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Camcorder At Detroit And Chicago Auto ShowsVideographer Todd Ruel, who shoots video stock footage and licenses it through Getty Images, recently took his new Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder to the Detroit and Chicago Auto Shows to document car manufacturers’ latest offerings.
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The Molecule Celebrates 10 Years of Visual Effects and Motion Graphics
The Molecule Celebrates 10 Years of Visual Effects and Motion Graphics
Bi-Coastal Company Leads the Way in a Changing VFX Landscape
The Molecule, a leader in the Visual Effects and Post-Production scene, will be observing their 10-year anniversary this year in New York City and Los Angeles. The celebration follows their recent successes in Visual Effects for several high-profile film and TV releases including A Walk Among The Tombstones, The Giver, The Butler, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix), “The Americans” (FX), and Golden Globe-winner “The Affair” (Showtime).
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Animated Short Danny and The Wild Bunch/Nice Shoes/Color + VFX
Animated Short Danny and The Wild Bunch/Nice Shoes/Color + VFX
Nice Shoes’ Malfitano and Winter Employ Efficient Color and VFX Workflow for Festival-Winning Short Danny and The Wild Bunch
Nice Shoes Creative Studio helped filmmaker Robert Rugan and producer Molly Mayeux, bring Rugan’s short film “Danny and the Wild Bunch” to life with a collaboration with the studio’s lead compositor Adrian Winter and colorist Sal Malfitano. The film stars Rob Tepper as Danny and Nora Zehetner as a children’s book author who is told that her new manuscript needs to be 'darker', but when her revisions enrage the characters in the book, they come to life to make some changes of their own.
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Shotgun Provides Plug-and-Play Production Tracking and Review for Indie Stop Motion Short “Mermaids on Mars”
Athena Studios is an Emeryville, Calif-based full service production and animation studio. The studio has been creating films, video and multimedia projects for over 20 years, and is currently producing a stop-motion short called Mermaids on Mars. The short is based on a book by Nancy Guettier, directed by Jon V. Peters and features the work of artists whose credits include stop motion films Coraline, James and the Giant Peach and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
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SMPTE to Produce Documentary on Evolution of Motion-Imaging Technology and the People Behind It
Treatment Completed by Chris Kenneally, Randall Dark to Begin Production With Director Howard Lukk
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, is producing a documentary on the intriguing history of motion-imaging technology to celebrate the Society's centennial anniversary in 2016. SMPTE has named motion-imaging technology and creative visionary Randall Dark as producer. Howard Lukk, former vice president of production technology at The Walt Disney Studios, will serve as director on the initial project. Chris Kenneally, who is best known as the writer and director for the acclaimed documentary "Side by Side," produced by Justin Szlasa and Keanu Reeves, already has completed the initial treatment for the film.
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AJA Ki Pro Helps Cinematiq Pilot Film Festivals Nationwide
AJA Ki Pro Helps Cinematiq Pilot Film Festivals NationwideIndie filmmaker and Cinematiq Founder Aaron Owen understands the blood, sweat and tears that go into launching a film on the festival circuit. Inspired by a passion to help emerging talent, he formed Cinematiq in 2013, and brought John Crossley on board as Executive Producer. Together, the duo manages content for film festivals across America, in addition to offering transcoding, conversion, standardization and disc-based authoring services for indie filmmakers. To screen each film reliably at the highest quality, they've formulated a file-based workflow that banks on AJA Ki Pros for playback via venue projectors.
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Videographer Tim Polster Covers Sports And Theatrical Events With Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handhelds
Videographer Tim Polster Covers Sports And Theatrical Events With Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldsTim Polster, owner/videographer of sister companies Metroplex Multimedia and Watch My MVP, both of Arlington, TX, has transitioned to three Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handhelds for all his primary acquisition.
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New British Production Company Underway
New British Production Company Underway
New stable of filmmakers begin production on debut movie.
‘The Blackout’ is an exciting new feature film being produced in Preston, Lancashire in 2015. The film depicts the lives of everyday people as they strive to survive a devastating all-power-Blackout. With there currently being not much of the film industry to speak of in Preston the filmmakers are starting from scratch, with the idea being not only make a quality film, but to highlight and develop the talent, skills and passion that are available in Lancashire. The film currently in preproduction will shoot in the summer with the ambition being to have the first screening in Preston in winter 2015.
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Accomplice Media Director Eva Michon's Documentary "Life After Death From Above 1979" Released Theatrically Via Tugg
Accomplice Media Director Eva Michon's Documentary "Life After Death From Above 1979" Released Theatrically Via Tugg
Accomplice Media Director Eva Michon’s Documentary “Life After Death From Above 1979” Released Theatrically Via Tugg
Life After Death From Above 1979¸ director Eva Michon’s documentary about the Canadian punk/dance duo, is now available for theatrical screening through the web-based distribution platform Tugg. The film can also be streamed or downloaded via Vimeo On Demand, iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play and ReelHouse.
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HitFilm 3 Pro - the only all-in-one editing, 3D and VFX software
Cutting edge post-production product released today
HitFilm 3 Pro, the latest video editing and visual effects software from FXHOME, is available to order today from hitfilm.com for just $299 (£229).
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HitFilm 3 Pro - the only all-in-one editing, 3D and VFX software
HitFilm 3 Pro, the latest video editing and visual effects software from FXHOME, is available to order today from hitfilm.com for just $299 .
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Kodak Product Grants To Be Presented at Slamdance and Sundance
New KODAK Director’s Award, WIF Product Grant to be Presented at Slamdance & Sundance
Kodak will once again support the independent filmmaking community at the Slamdance and Sundance Film Festivals, which run concurrently in Park City, Utah, beginning Jan. 21.
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Christopher Webb illuminates BMW i8 with in-camera VFX
Christopher Webb captured the essence of the BMW i8 with the mood film
i8 Illumination. This 60-second film was realized entirely with in-camera visual effects without any computer-generated imagery.
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Fourth annual Sun Valley Film Festival offers up innovative slate of world premiere movies, new programs, thought-provoking panels, and lively parties
Fourth annual Sun Valley Film Festival offers up innovative slate of world premiere movies, new programs, thought-provoking panels, and lively partiesThe Sun Valley Film Festival, recognized by USA Today as one of the “Great Places for a Film Festival,” will roll out the red carpet for filmmakers and movie lovers, March 4th-8th, 2015, to celebrate the art of filmmaking and provide another great reason to visit Hollywood’s original ski Shangri-La.
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Seth Green and Robot Chicken studio's animations camp NOW LIVE on Vimeo
Seth Green and Robot Chicken studio's animations camp NOW LIVE on VimeoToday, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the studio behind the longest running stop-motion show on television, Robot Chicken, introduced “Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Animation Camp,” a first-of-its-kind stop-motion character animation course.
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Roundabout Entertainment, Hollywood, Gears For 4K With Leader LV5490
Roundabout Entertainment, Hollywood, Gears For 4K With Leader LV5490Roundabout Entertainment, one of Hollywood's most highly respected film and television production support companies, has invested in a LEADER LV5490 SD/HD/4K waveform monitor in response to accelerating interest in ultra-high-definition content creation.
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Damon Gameau’s "That Sugar Film" Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Production Camera 4K
Blackmagic Design today announced that actor and director Damon Gameau’s new documentary “That Sugar Film” was shot using the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Production Camera 4K. The documentary was also graded using DaVinci Resolve and premiered in competition at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in November.
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Matthew Vaughn's Marv Films Acquires GHOSTGIRL
Tonya Hurley’s Hugely Popular Novels Embraced by Fans Worldwide
Matthew Vaughn's MARV Films has acquired the motion picture rights to the ghostgirl series of young adult novels written by author and filmmaker Tonya Hurley, it was announced today by producers Matthew Vaughn and Valerie Van Galder, who will team up to bring the series to screen.
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‘Lady Ganga’ Breaks World Record Before She Dies
‘Lady Ganga’ Breaks World Record Before She Dies
Documentary Film Aims to Carry on her Legacy to Spread Awareness of Cervical Cancer
When Michele Baldwin, a 45 year old mother of three, was told she had just months to live, she decided to do the unthinkable. She broke a world record by paddle boarding 700 miles down India’s Ganges River to spread awareness about cervical cancer, the disease that would ultimately take her life.
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Left Brain Digital Releases Trailer for New Series, Mr. Frost, Sets Dates for Upcoming Releases
LBD Productions, creators of the hit web series Johnny Dynamo, has just announced the release of their second web series, Mr. Frost. The first episode of the series is set to premiere on December 15, 2014.
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For Indie Filmmakers Seeking to Capture the Look of a Major Feature, It’s All Relative When You’re Using a Canon EOS C100 Cinema Camera and a Selection of Canon Lenses
For Indie Filmmakers Seeking to Capture the Look of a Major Feature, It’s All Relative When You’re Using a Canon EOS C100 Cinema Camera and a Selection of Canon LensesCombining cinematic digital HD video capture with convenience and affordability, the EOS C100 Digital Cinema camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is an attractive choice for budget-conscious independent producers. Other filmmakers, however, report a preference for this camera regardless of budget, noting that its compact size, high mobility, outstanding low-light imaging capabilities, and compatibility with more than 70 Canon EF-series Photographic and Cinema lenses provide irresistible creative digital filmmaking potential. Such was the case with writer/director J.C. Khoury and director of photography Andreas von Scheele when they filmed their recent feature-length comedy/drama All Relative using two Canon EOS C100 cameras and an array of Canon lenses almost entirely within highly accessible locations in New York City and nearby suburban Westchester County.
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Showrunners (with Des Doyle and Humanity.tv) on the Go Creative Show with Ben Consoli
Showrunners (with Des Doyle and Humanity.tv) on the Go Creative Show with Ben ConsoliWe have two fantastic interviews on the Go Creative Show, starting with Des Doyle, director of the documentary “Showrunners”, The Art of Running a TV Show featuring interviews with JJ Abrams, Kurt Sutter and other showrunners from today’s biggest tv series. Then we'll meet with the creators of Humanity.tv, a fully immersive travel and adventure iPad app discuss the fascinating stories they capture from around the world.
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HitFilm 3 Pro
An entire post-production studio in one product
FXHOME has announced that the latest version of its cutting-edge video editing and visual effects software, HitFilm 3 Pro, is now available for pre-order.
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Mixamo Now Offers Direct 3D Character Downloads for Source Filmmaker and Garry’s Mod
Mixamo Now Offers Direct 3D Character Downloads for Source Filmmaker and Garry’s Mod
Creating, downloading and importing 3d characters into Valve’s Source Filmmaker and Face Punch Studios’ Garry’s Mod just got a lot easier for millions of gamers and modders
Users of Valve’s Source Engine-based modding applications, Source Filmmaker and Garry’s Mod, just received a major productivity boost in the creation of 3D characters. Today, Mixamo, Inc announced that it has released a direct download feature that will enable anyone creating a 3D character with the latest version of its character creator software Fuse , and animating it with its Animations, to import those characters straight into Source Filmmaker and Garry’s Mod.
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"RON AND LAURA TAKE BACK AMERICA" TAKES HOME FOUR AWARDS AT INDIE FEST USA / Mockumentary Wins Best Comedy, Best of Festival, Best Director & Best Actress
The executive producers of “Ron and Laura Take Back America” announce today that their feature won four awards including “Best Comedy” and “Best of Festival” at the Indie Fest USA International Film Festival. Wins also include “Best Director” and “Best Actress” (Markham). Written and directed by its co-stars, the comedy team of Mel England (“Little Big Top”) and Janice Markham (“Grandma Sylvia’s Funeral”), the film also stars Golden Globe Best Actress Nominee Irene Bedard (“Into the West”), Jim J. Bullock (“The New Hollywood Squares”), and features a celebrity cameo by Academy Award Best Actress Nominee Sally Kirkland.
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Documentary Editors Rock ‘Filmage’ Post Production with AJA Io XT
Documentary Editors Rock ‘Filmage’ Post Production with AJA Io XT"Filmage: The Story of DESCENDENTS/ALL" began as a passion project for a group of creatives working at Dallas-based post house CharlieUniformTango , and quickly evolved into a full-fledged documentary production. Within four years, the film's directors Deedle LaCour and Matt Riggle, along with editors Justin Wilson and James Rayburn, had traveled the world, combining a love for old-school punk music with filmmaking chops to deliver an indie flick that recounts the history and influence of punk rock legends the Descendents. The film features a compilation of present-day interviews with band members and industry influencers, fan video submissions and archived tour media. Editorial for the film required a portable and flexible workflow, for which Rayburn turned to AJA’s Io XT Thunderbolt-enabled professional video device for on-the-go I/O.
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Kickstarter To Help Academy Award®-Winner Barrie M. Osborne Fund His Latest Film “Talk Is Cheap”
Donors Contributing $1 Will Receive An On Screen Producer’s Credit
Barrie M. Osborne, the Academy Award®-winning producer whose credits include some of the biggest blockbusters of all-time, among them The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Matrix, has turned to Kickstarter to help fund Talk Is Cheap, an important environmental-themed family drama for writer, director, and producer Jim Jarrett.
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NYC Saddles Up for Equus Film Festival
NYC Saddles Up for Equus Film Festival
Tickets Now on Sale for the Largest Multicultural Collection of Horse Films Ever Screened
Newly Renovated MIST Harlem Theatre Takes Up the Reins as the Equus Film Festival Promotes a Full Stable of More than 100 Winning Films on
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ICG President Steven Poster to Teach Masterclass on Donnie Darko Cinematography
ICG President Steven Poster to Teach Masterclass on Donnie Darko CinematographySteven Poster, ASC, national president of the International Cinematographers Guild, will present a Masterclass at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP in DUMBO, Brooklyn on November 15, starting at 10 a.m.
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Nice Shoes Colors Critically-Acclaimed Indie Feature Heaven Knows What
Nice Shoes Colors Critically-Acclaimed Indie Feature Heaven Knows WhatFeature film Heaven Knows What, directed by Joshua and Benny Safdie, is an uncompromising portrayal of heroin addicts in New York City, based on the unpublished memoir of star Arielle Holmes. The film, which also stars Caleb Landry Jones, screened at the Venice Film Festival, Toronto International, Vancouver International, and just made its U.S. premiere at the New York Film Festival to critical acclaim. As the Safdie brothers prepared for the film’s festival run, they collaborated with Nice Shoes colorist Sal Malfitano to create the film’s final, gritty look. Heaven Knows What screens at the Tokyo International Film Festival October 26, 28 and 30th, and was recently picked up by TWC RADiUS for release in the second quarter of 2015.
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Marrying Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Cameras to Canon Cinema Prime and Zoom Lenses for Wedlock Helps Deliver Cinematic, Yet Affordable, Production Values for a New Web Series
Marrying Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Cameras to Canon Cinema Prime and Zoom Lenses for Wedlock Helps Deliver Cinematic, Yet Affordable, Production Values for a New Web SeriesWhen director Ross Partridge and cinematographer Doug Emmett were in pre-production on their nine-episode web series Wedlock, they knew that a cinematic, shallow depth of field look would be essential to make their show stand out. They also knew they’d need a highly mobile, lightweight camera package for stealthy shooting in practical locations, great low-light capabilities to control the size of their lighting package, and a broad choice of lenses to help maximize their creative options. The solution to all their needs was obvious: Canon EOS C300 digital cinema cameras and Cinema prime and zoom lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces The Second-generation EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera
Features MP4 and AVCHD 1080/60p Recording, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Face-Detection Autofocus, Redesigned Viewfinder and OLED Panel, Built-In Canon Log Look-Up Table, and Wireless File Transfer
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the Canon EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera, the latest edition to the Canon Cinema EOS line of professional Super 35mm 8.3 megapixel CMOS cameras and the second-generation version of the popular Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera.
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Noted Commercial Director Jay Silverman Releases Movie Trailer and Website for his First Feature Film "Girl on the Edge"
Noted Commercial Director Jay Silverman Releases Movie Trailer and Website for his First Feature Film "Girl on the Edge"Noted Director and Executive Producer Jay Silverman has released the trailer and website promoting his first feature-length film, a drama entitled “Girl on the Edge.” For the past 25 years, Silverman has been a multi-award winning director of thousands of TV commercials for such major brands as Pepsi, Disney and McDonalds, to name just a few.
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Leftchannel Goes Indie With Gateway Film Center Feature Opening
Leftchannel Goes Indie With Gateway Film Center Feature Opening
Motion Graphics/Animation Studio Recalls Classic “Metropolis” Imagery For CG Piece Seen Before Every Feature Presentation At Midwest Film/Arts Hub
Cinephiles are used to seeing the best in independent cinema and film classics at the Columbus, OH-based Gateway Film Center.
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Director Jeannette Godoy Calls Attention To Down Syndrome Awareness Month In October With New Film: "Free 2 Be Me"
Director Jeannette Godoy Calls Attention To Down Syndrome Awareness Month In October With New Film: "Free 2 Be Me"October marks “National Down Syndrome Awareness Month,” and Director Jeannette Godoy is driving attention to that with her new documentary entitled “Free 2 Be Me.” A heartfelt documentary about a group of dancers, all of whom have Down Syndrome, the film is the triumphant story of family, love and the power of self expression through dance.
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Mixamo and Adobe Bring 3D Character Animation to Photoshop CC
Artists can now import 3D animated characters and blend them with 2D scenes in the latest version of Photoshop CC
Mixamo, Inc announced today it worked with Adobe to provide support for the use of 3D animated characters in the latest release of Photoshop CC. Now Adobe® Photoshop® CC users have the ability to import animated 3D characters in COLLADA format. Once imported into Photoshop CC, artists can use the animated characters for a number of workflows, such as creating animations, 2D/3D compositing, 3D painting of character textures, and 3D printing.
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ALEXA’S 10th SOFTWARE UPDATE RELEASED: SUP 10.0
ARRI customers are rushing to download the 10th free software update for ALEXA, which was released this week following an open beta that began in August.
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Shane Hurlbut’s 26-City Cinematography Tour
Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C., has announced his highly anticipated filmmaking tour, The Illumination Experience. This tour is ideal for any filmmaker seeking industry insight on cinematic lighting and cinematography. Shane’s Illumination Experience will be traveling to 26 North American cities from September 14 to November 16, 2014.
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Digital Jungle Pictures Announces Completion of Post on Indie Fantasy-Drama "A Better Place”
First Film From Director Dennis Ho Features Rising Star Garrett Wareing of “Choir Boy” & Original Score by Jerome Leroy & William Ross
Digital Jungle Pictures is proud to announce the completion of post production on its first feature-length film, titled “A Better Place.” The independent film centers upon Jeremy Rollins, a shy and introverted young man with an unusual supernatural ability that has required him to live as a virtual shut-in for most of his life. After the death of his over-protective mother forces him into the world, he must confront – through his childlike innocence - the realities of a harsh society and the cruelties of the people it produces.
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29th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Launches for the First time with a Musical Comedy
29th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Launches for the First time with a Musical Comedy
Lucky Stiff Selected as Opening Night Film Star Jason Alexander to be Honored
The 29th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) opens November 7 with Lucky Stiff, marking the first time the festival debuts with a musical comedy. The film's stars Jason Alexander and Pamela Shaw are scheduled to attend the screening at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Amaturo Theater.
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Star and Screenwriter Sonja Bennett’s feature film “Preggoland” showcase her many talents at TIFF and VIFF with co-star Oscar nominee James Caan
Star and Screenwriter Sonja Bennett’s feature film “Preggoland” showcase her many talents at TIFF and VIFF with co-star Oscar nominee James Caan
Early reviews are in. Critics love Sonja’s edgy comedy-drama
Preggoland is very much Sonja Bennett’s baby (pun intended!). The movie marks her foray into screenwriting; in addition to starring in the Canadian indie, the award-winning actress penned the script. Opening to a much-hyped premiere at TIFF Canadian feature Preggoland will screen in Sonja’s hometown at the Vancouver International Film Festival.
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