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Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards Recipients
Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards RecipientsDolby Laboratories, David Geffner, and Rodrigo Prieto ASC were honored at the ECA luncheon and awards ceremony
Dolby Laboratories, David Geffner and Rodrigo Prieto ASC, are the recipients of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) special 2016 Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA), announced Steven Poster, ASC, ICG’s National President. The awards were presented Friday during the ECA opening event at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Los Angeles.
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ARRI SkyPanel Range Grows: Double-length S120-C LED Soft Lights, Plus New Handheld Remote and Firmware Updates
ARRI SkyPanel Range Grows: Double-length S120-C LED Soft Lights, Plus New Handheld Remote and Firmware UpdatesARRI expands its range of SkyPanel LED soft lights with the new S120-C, the biggest member of the SkyPanel family.
The highly acclaimed ARRI SkyPanel series of LED soft lights is growing, with the new SkyPanel S120-C joining the S60 and S30 family of products. The S120 is twice as long as the S60, but weighs nearly the same. Its larger light aperture makes a great soft light even better. Retaining the same features and color tuneability as its smaller counterparts, the S120 consumes less than 400 watts, yet it is slightly brighter than the S60-C and has an outstanding efficacy of 90 lumens per watt.
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Litepanels Expands Their Line-Up With The Lykos Bi-Color Flight Kit
Litepanels Expands Their Line-Up With The Lykos Bi-Color Flight KitLitepanels, a premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast, film, and production industries and a Vitec Videocom brand, is excited to introduce the Lykos Bi-Color Flight Kit – an all-in-one solution perfect for any traveling cinematographer, video producer, or lighting professional.
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Polaroid Expands LED Lighting Accessories Options for Photographers
Polaroid Expands LED Lighting Accessories Options for PhotographersExpanding its power LED lighting options for photographers, Polaroid has added the ultra-compact and lightweight Polaroid LED photo studio color box lightto its lineup. Ideal for on-the-go photographers, the turnkey lighting solution features an LCD display and infrared remote control with attachable handgrip and quiet buttons to accommodate any photography scenario. The Polaroid LED photo studio color box light connects to other photo boxes and tripods for maximum setup convenience.
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FreeSpeak II Hits The High Notes at Live MTV Video Music Awards
FreeSpeak II Hits The High Notes at Live MTV Video Music AwardsThe sheer size and variety of live locations at the 2016 VMAs puts this cutting-edge wireless intercom system to the ultimate test
Firehouse Productions, the New York/Las Vegas Audio and Communications vendor, has for the first time selected Clear-Com® FreeSpeak II digital wireless intercom to connect the live production crew during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), which aired live from Madison Square Garden (MSG) on Sunday, August 28, 2016. The VMAs featured performances, interviews, red carpet coverage and extensive social media exposure with A-list music industry stars. Despite the massive viewership of the VMAs, expansive zones of coverage and numerous 2.4GHz devices in use simultaneously, Firehouse Productions was confident that FreeSpeak II would cover the entire MSG venue thanks to 20 integrated Transceiver Antennas and 25 wireless beltpacks.
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'Ghostbusters' VFX Breakdown Reel
Deluxe’s Iloura Puts the Ghost in Ghostbusters
The Iloura team completed 500 shots, led by Iloura VFX Supervisors Glenn Melenhorst and Andrew Hellen and Iloura VFX Producers Ineke Majoor and Jeannette Manifold. The feature was colored by Jill Bodganowicz at Deluxe’s Culver City, CA facility. Iloura’s slate of work focused on look development for and creation of ghostly characters.
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IBC2016: Zylight Demonstrates Wireless Lighting Control, LED Lighting Options
IBC2016: Zylight Demonstrates Wireless Lighting Control, LED Lighting OptionsZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will demonstrate several of its LED lighting products, including its new Pro-Panel™ variable color LED soft light, “Flat Fresnel” F8-100 and F8-200 models, and Newz on-camera light, during IBC 2016 (Stand 12.D46), which runs Sept. 8-12 at the RAI Amsterdam. For the first time at IBC, the company will also demonstrate its new ZyLink Bridge, which works with the free ZyLink App to allow precise lighting adjustments for multiple Zylights through an iPhone or iPad without a router or network configurations.
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Uncharted Territory Shoots Independence Day: Resurgence VFX Plates with URSA Mini 4.6K
Uncharted Territory Shoots Independence Day: Resurgence VFX Plates with URSA Mini 4.6KBlackmagic Design announced today that production company Uncharted Territory used an URSA Mini 4.6K EF to capture visual effects (VFX) plates for the film "Independence Day: Resurgence."
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Hitachi Z-HD5000 Cameras Elevate Production Quality and Flexibility for Water of Life Community Church
Hitachi Z-HD5000 Cameras Elevate Production Quality and Flexibility for Water of Life Community ChurchExceptional image fidelity, feature-richness and ease of use enhance on-campus, multi-site and online video initiatives as church expands
For Water of Life Community Church, video has long been an essential component in bringing its message to local congregants and followers around the world. When the non-denominational church recently expanded with a new facility and state-of-the-art technical equipment, they chose Z‑HD5000 HDTV cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to provide the high-quality image acquisition they wanted to underpin their video initiatives.
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Digital Sputnik Expands Product Range And Introduces New Accessories
Digital Sputnik Expands Product Range And Introduces New AccessoriesIntroducing DS 1 - a battery powered single light module for mobile applications
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Brickyard VFX Goes Off The Charts for Volkswagen Tiguan
Boutique VFX and animation studio Brickyard VFX was recently tapped by Deutsch LA to build a fully CG environment for the new Volkswagen spot “Graph.” The spot puts the new Tiguan inside a line graph, with the line acting as a road. Dynamic animations change the road’s path and characteristics to correspond with the voiceover.
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Rotolight boldly goes - Mark Mann shoots Star Trek stars with Anova
Rotolight boldly goes - Mark Mann shoots Star Trek stars with AnovaLeading fashion and celebrity photographer Mark Mann recently relied on the flexibility and performance of the Rotolight Anova— an LED location and studio light developed by the award-winning British LED lighting manufacturer Rotolight — to shoot the leading actors of the latest Star Trek instalment.
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Deluxe’s Iloura Puts the Ghost in Ghostbusters
Deluxe’s Iloura Puts the Ghost in GhostbustersIloura team completed 500 shots: led by Iloura VFX Supervisors Glenn Melenhorst and Andrew Hellen, Iloura VFX Producers Ineke Majoor and Jeannette Manifold, and colored by Jill Bodganowicz
Deluxe's Iloura team completed 500 shots in the recent release of Ghostbusters, in an effort led by Iloura VFX Supervisors Glenn Melenhorst and Andrew Hellen and Iloura VFX Producers Ineke Majoor and Jeannette Manifold. The feature was colored by Jill Bodganowicz at Deluxe’s Culver City, CA facility. Iloura’s slate of work focused on look development for and creation of ghostly characters.
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Chaos Group Announces Blockbuster Lineup for V-Ray Days at SIGGRAPH 2016
Offers Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look at VFX for Hit Films, Games and Television; Sneak Peek at Live VR Rendering Tech
Today, Chaos Group announced its fourth annual V-Ray Days at SIGGRAPH 2016. This popular presentation series gives artists an in-depth look at the VFX created by some of the industry's top production studios. In addition, Chaos Group will showcase emerging rendering technology in volumetric VR and live VR rendering.
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Bloomberg TV Convention Coverage To Feature Aladdin Bi-Flex LED Lights
Bloomberg TV Convention Coverage To Feature Aladdin Bi-Flex LED LightsZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions and North American distributor of Aladdin products, today announced more than 80 Aladdin Bi-Flex LED lighting instruments will be used for coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia later this month for two national cable news networks, including Bloomberg Television.
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Chainsaw Delivers for "Game of Thrones"
Chainsaw Delivers for "Game of Thrones"The Record-Setting Top-rated Show Completes Sixth Seaso
Post-production finishing for the sixth season of HBO’s Emmy Award-winning series Game of Thrones recently wrapped up at Chainsaw, a SIM Group company. The facility handled visual effects integration, editorial conforming, final color grading and deliverables for the show.
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DP Dave Craig Takes Dreams to Screens with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorder
DP Dave Craig Takes Dreams to Screens with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld CamcorderDirector/Director of Photography Dave Craig, principal of Dream to Screen Productions (Los Angeles, CA), has put his AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor handheld to extensive use for client Operation Lion Claws Military Simulation Series (OLCMSS), sponsor of the largest simulation aircraft battles in the country.
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Zylight IS3c LED Lights Streamline 'How To Love' Video Production
Zylight IS3c LED Lights Streamline 'How To Love' Video ProductionIn April, during a one-day shoot for the music video for How To Love by Cash Cash featuring Sofia Reyes, the production team was tasked with transforming a California restaurant into a number of different sets. Among other visuals, the finished video features Reyes singing in a sun-drenched bamboo forest, as well as walking through a spacious nightclub garden where she interacts with the group under color shifting lights.
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Cine Gear Announces 2016 Technical Award-Winners
Cine Gear Announces 2016 Technical Award-WinnersCine Gear announces the recipients of the 2016 New Technologies Awards as judged by a team of impartial experts at the 2016 Expo event. The esteemed panel reviewed and evaluated nearly 100 entries to determine this year’s honorees.
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SIGGRAPH 2016 Production Sessions to Host "Making Of" Hit Motion Pictures, Games, VR Films and Theme Park Attractions
SIGGRAPH 2016 Production Sessions to Host "Making Of" Hit Motion Pictures, Games, VR Films and Theme Park AttractionsSIGGRAPH 2016, the world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, will be presenting “Making Of” Production Sessions for a number of high-profile hit motion pictures, video games, VR films, and theme park attractions during this year’s conference. With the tagline "Render the Possibilities," SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24–28 July 2016.
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Film Restoration Experts Attend ARRI Archive Workshop
Film Restoration Experts Attend ARRI Archive WorkshopOnce again, leading figures and technology providers from the world of film archiving and restoration have come together for ARRI’s Archive Workshop at the company headquarters in Munich.
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Litepanels Partners with Barbizon Lighting for Exclusive Set of Free Master Classes
Litepanels Partners with Barbizon Lighting for Exclusive Set of Free Master ClassesLitepanels®, an innovator in LED lighting solutions for the film, photographic and broadcast industries and a Vitec Videocom brand, is pleased to offer an exclusive set of Master Classes hosted in partnership with Barbizon Lighting Company. The Master Classes will be led by renowned lighting expert and Litepanels co-founder, Pat Grosswendt, and provide hands-on training and instruction on the latest lighting technology and techniques.
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BenQ Technicolor Color Certified PV3200PT Monitor Makes an Appearance at 2016 Cine Gear Expo
BenQ Technicolor® Color Certified PV3200PT Video Post-Production Monitor Makes an Appearance at 2016 Cine Gear Expo
BenQ America Corp., a leading innovator of professional displays, today announced that the PV3200PT video post-production monitor — recently Technicolor® Color Certified — will be showcased at the 2016 Cine Gear LA Expo, June 2-5 in Los Angeles. BenQ's high-end PV series professional monitors target advanced cinematic and video post-production professionals. For editors and colorists that demand uncompromising color accuracy and high resolution, the PV3200PT monitor fits the bill for video editing, visual effects, color correction and management.
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Litepanels' New Astra Soft Bi-Color Earns Rave Reviews From Industry Professionals
Litepanels' New Astra Soft Bi-Color Earns Rave Reviews From Industry ProfessionalsCINE GEAR 2016, BOOTH 64/65 BROADCAST ASIA, BOOTH 4D6-10
Litepanels®, an innovator in LED lighting solutions for the film, photographic and broadcast industries, a Vitec Videocom brand, and part of Vitec Group, plc, has received fantastic responses from industry professionals about the new Astra Soft Bi-Color LED panel. With a new diffused lens, the one-square-foot Astra Soft provides a soft light alternative to the original Astra 1x1 Bi-Color, mirroring the effect of a softbox in a compact, portable design. The reaction to these new lights has been overwhelmingly positive from key industry insiders.
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Roundabout Entertainment Breathes New Life into "NYPD Blue"
Roundabout Entertainment Breathes New Life into "NYPD Blue"Facility completes sparkling 2K restoration of eight seasons of the Emmy-winning series that defined police dramas in the 1990s.
In a project for 20th Century Fox spanning nine months, Roundabout Entertainment restored and remastered the first eight seasons of the classic procedural police drama NYPD Blue. More than 170 1-hour episodes were scanned and finished in 2K, restoring the show to pristine quality for a new domestic release.
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Zylight Highlights Advanced Wireless Control, Flexible LED Lights at Cine Gear Expo 2016
Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lightingsolutions, will demonstrate its new ZyLink Bridgeremote control technology, F8-200 LED Fresnel, IS3c LED soft light, and the Aladdin Bi-Flex lighting system at Cine Gear Expo 2016, which runs June 3-4 at the Studios at Paramount in Hollywood, Calif.
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Zylight Named Exclusive Americas Distributor for Aladdin LED Lights
Zylight Named Exclusive Americas Distributor for Aladdin LED LightsZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, today announced it has been named the exclusive distributor of Aladdin professional LED lighting instruments throughout North, Central and South America.
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Sowing the Seeds Festival Produced with ATEM and Micro Studio
Sowing the Seeds Festival Produced with ATEM and Micro StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Sowing the Seeds 2016, a music and lifestyle festival in Jo’burg, South Africa relied on Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K and Micro Studio Camera 4K to produce the live to screen visuals for festival performers, including headline acts Of Monsters and Men (OMAM) and Jungle.
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BenQ Unveils New PV3200PT 4K UHD Monitor for Video Editing Professionals
Professional Video Postproduction IPS Display Features Brilliant Color Accuracy and 'Eye-Care' Visual Comfort
BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today presented its all-new PV3200PT IPS monitor. Purpose-built for today's professional video postproduction applications, the 32-inch 4K Ultra HD display delivers incredible color precision via 10-bit, 100-percent sRGB color, following the Rec. 709 standard. With an OSD controller and Eye-Care technologies, the new creative display provides a feature-rich and comfortable computer viewing experience that renders colors and details with the highest quality.
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Outsight Appoints John Virtue As General Manager
outsight appoints john virtue as general manager
Outsight, the pioneering advanced lighting technology company, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Virtue as General Manager. John will be driving Outsight revenue streams globally with a focus on the APAC region. Other key functions include enhancing operational strategy and delivering senior consultancy for customers.
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Outsight Introduces Creamsource+ Led Lighting Range at NAB 2016
Range includes higher CRI/TLCI, price reduction and extended warranty
Outsight, the pioneering advanced lighting technology company, launched Creamsource+ (Plus) this week on Booth SL11739 at NAB 2016. The range features a fourth-generation LED light engine, offering greater than 90 CRI/TLCI. The versatility of the ‘panel PAR’ provides a spot function from the panel that can be softened with traditional techniques such as diffusion, lenses and soft boxes. Creamsource+ is available in two sizes, the Doppio+ and the Mini+, with a choice of daylight, bi-colour, or tungsten on special order.
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Zylight Pro-Panel LED Lights Shine at NAB 2016
Zylight Pro-Panel LED Lights Shine at NAB 2016Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will showcase its new Pro-Panel™ variable color LED soft light at the 2016 NAB Show (Booth 5049), which runs April 18-21 in Las Vegas, Nev. Available in 1x2 and 2x2 configurations, the Pro-Panel provides the cool operation, energy savings, and long life of LED technology, while eliminating the harsh glare and multiple shadow effects often associated with budget LED panel lights.
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BlackTrax Flies High For Muse On Its Drones Worldwide Arena Concerts
BlackTrax Flies High For Muse On Its Drones Worldwide Arena ConcertsLargest-ever installation of BlackTrax for arena concerts is a technical feat!
The UK-based artistic design firm, Oli Metcalfe Design Ltd working with entertainment studio, Moment Factory applied an unprecedented combination of interactive technology for the worldwide arena tours of British rock trio, Muse and their new album Drones, their seventh studio record.
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Rosco To Preview Latest Addition To Its LED Lighting Systems at NAB 2016
The Silk 110 luminaire adds versatility to the growing Silk LED lighting line
Rosco Laboratories, a global leader in lighting and color technologies for the film, television, entertainment and architecture industries, will preview the Silk 110 soft light LED luminaire at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas, April 16-21, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Developed by Rosco’s Product Development Manager for Broadcast Lighting Solutions, David Amphlett, Silk 110 offers a unique combination of precise color quality and powerful output in an efficient, ergonomic form factor.
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Photon Beard Introduces New Range of LED Studio Softlights
Photon Beard Introduces New Range of LED Studio SoftlightsHighlight LED range is first to replicate functionality of studio fluorescents
Photon Beard is heading to NAB to introduce their latest product range, Highlight LED. Photon Beard Highlight Fluorescent luminaires have been in production for more than 20 years and form the backbone of studio lighting in many TV studios around the world. The latest version of these is still selling well and being installed in new facilities today. These lights are designed to throw light from the grid typically 12 to 15 feet to the set or talent. Lighting designers love their consistent, predictable behaviour, high efficiency, the wide range of sizes available and the full range of accessories that can be added. The new range duplicates all these attributes whilst increasing efficiency and removing the need for periodic lamp replacement.
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Zylight Demonstrates ‘Silent’ F8-300 LED Fresnel at NAB 2016
Zylight Demonstrates ‘Silent’ F8-300 LED Fresnel at NAB 2016Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will demonstrate its new “silent” F8-300 LED Fresnel at the 2016 NAB Show , which runs April 18-21 in Las Vegas, Nev. Designed with passive cooling instead of an internal fan, the AC-powered F8-300 is brighter than a 575-watt HMI Fresnel or a 2K tungsten fixture, but only draws 300 watts of power.
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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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Zylight Ships F8-200 LED Fresnel
Zylight Ships F8-200 LED FresnelZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative, premium LED lighting solutions, today announced its F8-200 LED Fresnel is now shipping. Brighter than a 400-watt HMI Fresnel and almost as bright as a 2,000-watt tungsten fixture, the new “Brighter Flat Fresnel” can be powered by AC or optional Zylight RAWPower dual battery module, which uses two off-the-shelf 14.4V standard Gold Mount or V-Mount batteries of 8 amps or more.
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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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BBS Lighting New Remote Phosphor Pipes in Banks at NAB booth # C11146
BBS Lighting New Remote Phosphor Pipes in Banks at NAB booth # C11146BBS Lighting, innovators in LED technology, vastly expands their remote phosphor offerings with Multi-fixture Reflector banks and 4-way Controller for the modular Pipeline® system, a new version of their popular Area 48® fixture, and more—all made in Denmark.
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Pixel Underground Applies Creative Touch to AHC Documentary "Justice for MLK"
Pixel Underground Applies Creative Touch to AHC Documentary "Justice for MLK"Facility’s graphics teams produces intricately animated graphics to help illustrate the story of the King assassination as part of a complete package of post services.
Final post production for Justice for MLK: The Hunt for James Earl Ray, a two-hour documentary that premiered recently on the American Heroes Channel, was completed at Pixel Underground, a SIM Group company. The facility handled online, final color grading and deliverables. It also provided graphics services, creating the main title as well as dozens of artfully animated elements that appear throughout the show.
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Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist Used on Sir Elton John
Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist Used on Sir Elton JohnBlackmagic Design today announced that Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist were used for live video feeds and video introductions on Sir Elton John’s “All the Hits” world tour. Blackmagic Design Teranex Mini, UltraStudio Express and DaVinci Resolve Studio were also used for concert production on the tour.
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ABS Installs New Production Studio fro Providence Health & Services
ABS Installs New Production Studio fro Providence Health & ServicesFounded in 1856, Providence Health & Services has grown into the fourth largest not-for-profit health system in the United States with multiple facilities across Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. While video has been part of its internal communication efforts for years, the Creative Services department recently opened its first dedicated production studio, which was designed and installed by professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS).
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Steadicam Operator Jessica Lopez Uses Switronix Batteries To Catch The Laughs For "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee"
Steadicam Operator Jessica Lopez Uses Switronix Batteries To Catch The Laughs For "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee"As a camera operator tasked with shooting comedy, it’s no small feat trying to capture all of the laughs. With legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his all-star roster of comedic friends that he welcomes onto his web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (CCGC), you better come prepared and powered up at all times so you don’t miss a single joke. For Steadicam operator Jessica Lopez, that means stocking her rig with the Hypercore 98AG batteries from Switronix, a leader in battery and charging solutions for the Digital Cinema and Professional Video industry.
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New Feature Film BAKUMAN Uses Fusion Studio for its Ending Sequence
New Feature Film BAKUMAN Uses Fusion Studio for its Ending SequenceNew Feature Film BAKUMAN Uses Fusion Studio for its Ending Sequence
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NAB 2016: New ZyLink Bridge Allows Zylight Users To Adjust Lights Through iPhone
NAB 2016: New ZyLink Bridge Allows Zylight Users To Adjust Lights Through iPhoneZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative, premium LED lighting solutions, will take wireless lighting control to the next level when it introduces the ZyLink Bridge at the 2016 NAB Show (Booth 5049), which runs April 18-21 in Las Vegas, Nev. It works in conjunction with the new ZyLink App to allow precise lighting adjustments for multiple Zylights through an iPhone or iPad.
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Graeme Parcher Joins SIM Digital, Los Angeles, as General Manager
Graeme Parcher Joins SIM Digital, Los Angeles, as General ManagerThe SIM Group has appointed former Kodak executive Graeme Parcher as General Manager of the Los Angeles office of its SIM Digital division, a supplier of camera systems and related gear to motion picture and television productions. Parcher will oversee operations; manage relations with studios, independent producers and other key clients; and develop strategies for growth.
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ABS Builds New Video Production Facilities for Bates Technical College
ABS Builds New Video Production Facilities for Bates Technical CollegeThe Digital Media Program at Bates Technical College, a public college based in Tacoma, Wash., officially moved into its new facilities on Jan. 4. Integrated by professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS), the video production workspace is housed in the new Advanced Technology Center on the Central/Mohler Campus.
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From Messy to organised - how ftrack helps keep Squint/Opera on target
From Messy to organised - how ftrack helps keep Squint/Opera on targetBased on charming UK children’s magazine Okido, the BBC’s Messy Goes to Okido was a hit with kids just a few months into its run. Blending CG with live-action footage, Messy offers a whimsical, yet totally educational dive into the wonderful world of science.
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces the VB-M50B, A High-Sensitivity PTZ Network Camera ideal for outstanding visibility in long-range, low light applications
New Advanced Lens and Powerful DIGIC DV III Image Processor Help Enable the VB-M50B to Deliver High-Quality Images with Amazing Color and Clarity, Even in Low Light Environments
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled the VB-M50B, a high-performance network camera capable of capturing color accurate video even in low light environments. The VB-M50B PTZ Network Camera can reproduce color video down to .04 lux* and black and white video down to .002 lux*, making it ideal for many applications where lighting may be limited, ranging from security and surveillance to web casting.
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Litepanels Launches new Astra Soft Bi-Color LED Panel on February 22
Litepanels Launches new Astra Soft Bi-Color LED Panel on February 22LITEPANELS REVEALS ITS NEW ASTRA 1X1 SOFT BI-COLOR PANEL Company Raises the Bar with Next Generation LED Panel Series
Litepanels(r), a Vitec Group brand and innovator in LED lighting solutions for the film, photographic and broadcast industries, is pleased to introduce the Astra Soft Bi-Color LED panel. With a new diffused lens, the one square foot Astra Soft Bi-Color provides a soft light alternative to the original Astra 1x1 Bi-Color LED panel and mimics the effect of a softbox in a compact, portable design. Response from key industry insiders to the new light has been enthusiastic.
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Rodeo FX Brings Insight and Enthusiasm to Deadpool
Rodeo FX Brings Insight and Enthusiasm to DeadpoolCreating the Grotesque Look and Feel of the Unmasked Antihero
Rodeo FX completed close to 230 VFX shots for Deadpool, Tim Miller’s R-rated depiction of the Marvel Comics anti-superhero. The studio, led by VFX supervisor Wayne Brinton, worked on complex sequences that required fire and embers, grotesque skin alterations, and set extensions. Rodeo FX brought its unique skills to this collaborative VFX effort, ensuring that the finished product was much more than the sum of its parts.
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Tiffen International to show new products at BVE 2016 including the new Steadicam Pilot 2 and new Steadimate gimbal adapter
Tiffen International to show new products at BVE 2016 including the new Steadicam Pilot 2 and new Steadimate gimbal adapterSee Tiffen International on stand #Q19 at London Excel, 23rd – 25th February
Tiffen International will attend BVE Expo 2016 in London showing new Steadicam products, the new Steadicam Pilot 2 and the new Steadimate gimbal adapter.
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Riverview Systems Group ‘Ignites’ Stryker Neurovascular National Sales Conference With Visually Stunning Event Staging
Riverview Systems Group ‘Ignites’ Stryker Neurovascular National Sales Conference With Visually Stunning Event StagingRiverview Systems Group, the award-winning, full-service provider of engaging and innovative live events, is pleased to announce its continued partnership with Stryker Neurovascular, the medical technology provider, mounting its 2016 National Sales Conference, January 25-27 in Laguna Niguel, Calif.
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Veteran DP Adds Color to Commercials with Zylight IS3c LED Soft Light
Veteran DP Adds Color to Commercials with Zylight IS3c LED Soft LightWith a client list that includes Apple, Budweiser, Samsung, and Old Spice, director of photography Andrew Shulkind maintains a full schedule of commercial work. A veteran camera operator with more than a dozen motion pictures and television episodes to his credit, his commercials feature contrasting styles of comedy, visual effects, and beauty shots.
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JELD-WEN leverages 2016 HGTV Dream Home sponsorship with national spots from Wondersmith
JELD-WEN and CMD Leverage Brand's 2016 HGTV Dream Home Sponsorship with National TV Spots from Wondersmith, Directed by Andrew Hardaway
A new cinematic spot produced by creative production company Wondersmith for JELD-WEN and CMD has just debuted nationwide. Entitled "Beat," this and an earlier campaign spot entitled "Beauty Throughout" were directed by Andrew Hardaway specifically to leverage JELD-WEN's sponsorship of the 2016 HGTV Dream Home. Both spots can be viewed at http://wondersmith.tv.
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The SIM Group to Hold Annual Technology Showcase January 28th in Toronto
The SIM Group to Hold Annual Technology Showcase January 28th in TorontoHighlights will include a Dolby Atmos demo from Tattersall Sound & Picture.
The SIM Group will host leading manufacturers of cameras, lenses, sound, grip and lighting, post production gear and workflow systems at the 11th Annual SIM Technology Showcase slated for January 28th in Toronto. The popular event provides members of the production and post-production communities with a unique opportunity to examine innovative new products, witness leading-edge technology demonstrations and find out from the experts how these new tools and workflows can benefit their businesses.
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Kevin Hart's 'What Now' World Tour Live Production Delivered
Kevin Hart's 'What Now' World Tour Live Production DeliveredBlackmagic Design has today announced that the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K and ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K are delivering live video content for the UK dates for award winning comedian Kevin Hart’s ‘What Now’ world tour, taking place at major venues including London’s O2 and Wembley Arena.
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Tokyo-based Production Company Tests Fujinon Zooms
Tokyo-based Production Company Tests Fujinon ZoomsTokyo-based video production company, Ellroy Inc., decided to see for themselves if zoom lenses from FUJIFILM, for all their undoubted functionality, fall short when compared to single-focal length PL mount cine lenses in terms of image quality. To independently assess the lens performances, Ellroy crew conducted a hands-on investigation, pitting three FUJINON 4K Cabrios PL-mount lenses – the 85-300mm Cabrio, 19-90mm Cabrio, and 14-35mm Cabrio – against high-quality single-focal length primes on actual commercial shoots and performed a variety of quality checks. Led by veteran DP Kazumi Takahashi, the Ellroy team focused on resolution, distortion and how the lenses handled color.
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wysiwyg receives Emmy Award
wysiwyg receives Emmy AwardAt a glittering, star-studded award ceremony at The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV during the CES 2016 show, the team from CAST Software received their second Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award for wysiwyg in the Pre-Production Visualization System category of the 2015 Technology and Engineering Achievement Awards.
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Big Deahl Productions And Resolution Production Group Pioneer Unique New In-Studio Production Process Called “Environmental LED Immersion”
Big Deahl Productions And Resolution Production Group Pioneer Unique New In-Studio Production Process Called “Environmental LED Immersion”Working in Tandem, BIG DEAHL and Resolution are Now Offering this Process To Commercial Producers and Agency Creatives as a Highly Cost-Effective And Efficient Means By Which to Shoot Multiple Locations in A Single Day
Acclaimed commercial production company BIG DEAHL PRODUCTIONS, in tandem with Resolution Productions Group, have announced the availability to the industry of a pioneering new technique the two companies have developed by integrating LED –Light Emitting Diode - screens in-studio to allow production to shoot several “locations” all in one day. The companies have named this new process "Environmental LED Immersion" or "ELI".
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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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Zylight Adds Samuel Thomas as National Sales Manager, Streamlines Distribution
Zylight Adds Samuel Thomas as National Sales Manager, Streamlines DistributionZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative, premium LED lighting solutions, today announced Samuel Thomas has joined the company as national sales manager for North America, effective Dec. 1. The company also announced USHIO America will serve as its exclusive North American distributor, which will allow Zylight and USHIO to combine dealer networks and service more industries and locations.
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2015 National Film Registry: "Ghostbusters" Gets The Call
“Top Gun,” “L.A. Confidential” and Edison’s “Sneeze” Among Film Additions
Acting Librarian of Congress David Mao announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures to be named to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. These films, which epitomize the diversity and richness of the nation’s cinematic heritage, have been identified as motion pictures that deserve to be preserved because of their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance.
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Sarofsky scales its editorial and VFX powers for "Ant-Man" Main-On-End Titles
Sarofsky scales its editorial and VFX powers for "Ant-Man" Main-On-End TitlesMarvel's "Ant-Man" directed by Peyton Reed released this week on Blu-ray and video-on-demand, featuring main-on-end titles created by design-driven production company Sarofsky. Today, company principal and executive creative director Erin Sarofsky and her colleagues are very proud to detail their work on the project.
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Zylight Newz On-Camera Light Now Shipping
Zylight Newz On-Camera Light Now ShippingZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, today announced its Newz compact on-camera light is now shipping. Designed for broadcast news and other run-and-gun shooting situations, the Newz features custom barn doors and a unique integrated articulated arm that allows shooters to easily adjust the height and angle of the light. Plus, the Newz is water resistant (IP54 rating) for reliable operation in extreme weather conditions.
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ARRI SUPPORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM ACADEMIES CONFERENCE
The annual conference of the International Association of Film and Television Schools (CILECT) was held at Munich’s University of Television and Film (HFF) this year. From November 17-19, representatives from the world’s top training institutes were guests in Munich. ARRI Group supported the conference with presentations, keynote speeches and an exhibition of its latest products.
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Calibre Appoints Grace Gao
Calibre Appoints Grace GaoAppointment drives further expansion in China market
Calibre UK, a leading developer of switching, scaling and processing technology for use with LED and large-format displays, has appointed Grace Gao as Sales and Marketing Associate, China.
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces Two Compact HD Camcorders Ideal For Professional Videographers
Canon’s XA35 and XA30 Camcorders Feature New HD CMOS PROSensor, 20x HD Optical Zoom Lens
Responding to the evolving needs of professional news organizations, documentary creators, professional videographers and film schools, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new Canon XA35* and XA30* Full HD professional camcorders, which are both highly portable and capable of capturing high-quality video in low light, as well as wireless connectivity for easy uploading of files. Both camcorders feature a genuine Canon 20x High Definition Optical Zoom Lens and a new, advanced HD CMOS PRO image sensor with low-luminance noise of +3dB for improved low-light image capture. Enabling a wide range of imaging possibilities, the duo also features two new video-recording modes: Highlight Priority, which facilitates the faithful expression of tonal gradations, colors and sharpness in the mid- to high-brightness range; and Wide DR, which delivers an expanded dynamic range.
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Calabash “Runs” With New Kid Cuisine Ad Featuring Updated Brand Character K.C. Penguin And “Hotel Transylvania 2” Tie-In
Calabash “Runs” With New Kid Cuisine Ad Featuring Updated Brand Character K.C. Penguin And “Hotel Transylvania 2” Tie-InStudio Teams With Agency Nickelodeon Creative Advertising, Directors Docter Twins And Post House Northern Lights For Entertaining New Spot For Popular Kids Meals
Whether it’s hungry kids or the creepy cast from “Hotel Transylvania 2” (Sony Pictures Animation), K.C. Penguin, the brand icon for KidCuisine kids meals, just can’t seem to get away.
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MPC Brings Monsters to Life for Sony Pictures' Hit, Goosebumps: Creating VFX, VR Adventure & Title Sequence
MPC Brings Monsters to Life for Sony Pictures' Hit, Goosebumps: Creating VFX, VR Adventure & Title SequenceFor the #1 movie in America, Sony Pictures’ Goosebumps, the Moving Picture Company delivered a wide range of work that started with over 700 VFX shots for the film and went on to include the film’s creative title sequence and an in-theater Virtual Reality adventure.
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Big Block Creates ESPN Monday Night Football Graphics Package
Big Block Creates ESPN Monday Night Football Graphics PackageThe high energy MNF graphics package elevates the game and the senses
The 2015 season of ESPN’s Monday Night Football opened to a new graphics package designed by Big Block and ESPN Creative. Football fans were introduced to a historical show open created by ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports coverage, plus new graphics, animation, Team History bumps specific to each game and a redesigned MNF shield logo from the award-winning production and design studio Big Block.
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Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing Console Chosen for Rose Heights Church in Tyler, Texas
Church integrates M-5000 with existing Roland M-48 Personal Mixing system as part of massive upgrade to church’s existing A/V infrastructure focused on user-friendliness and interoperability, allowing extensive networking and streaming capabilities.
When Shane Weber of Web Feat Productions, a media consulting firm that specializes in serving churches and not-for-profit organizations, was brought in to spec solutions for a new FOH console at Rose Heights Church in Tyler, Texas, he focused on his normal priorities: “When I come in, I really want to make a functional system for people to walk up to. It’s going to do everything they want it to and more, and it’s going to be as simple as I can make it.” Once a church makes an A/V upgrade a priority, a consulting or installation firm sometimes specs solutions that are too engineering-based and difficult for Sunday volunteers to wrap their minds around, he notes, again emphasizing the elegant simplicity that complements the functionality of a well thought-out infrastructure. With these things in mind, to Weber the solution was obvious: the Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing Console.
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Zylight Unveils ‘Silent’ LED Fresnel at LDI 2015
Zylight Unveils ‘Silent’ LED Fresnel at LDI 2015Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will demonstrate a prototype of its new “silent” F8-300 LED Fresnel at Live Design International (LDI) 2015, which runs Oct. 23-24 in Las Vegas, Nev. Engineered specifically for quiet studios and venues, the F8-300 delivers the equivalent brightness of a 600-watt HMI Fresnel while using passive cooling instead of an internal fan. The F8-300 will be featured with Zylight’s new F8-200 LED “Flat Fresnel” and other lighting instruments in the USHIO America booth (961) during the show.
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Riverview Systems Group, Inc. Launches New Creative Services Division
Riverview Systems Group, Inc. Launches New Creative Services DivisionIn a move designed to capitalize on its extensive understanding and technical expertise of live event production, Riverview Systems Group, Inc., is pleased to announce the launch of its new Creative Services division. As a leading full-service provider of audio-visual resources specializing in the rental, sale, design and installation of lighting, sound and video systems for corporate, educational, retail and museum markets, the new division expands the company’s scope to offer clients streamlined access to conceptual development and creative content design capabilities for their increasingly complex live event productions.
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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Delivers Monstrous Sound for “Hotel Transylvania 2”
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Delivers Monstrous Sound for “Hotel Transylvania 2”Supervising Sound Editor Geoffrey G. Rubay reprises his role from the original animated feature.
Sony Pictures Animation’s monster hit Hotel Transylvania 2, currently topping charts and setting records at the worldwide box office, marks the return of the Drac Pack in an all-new comedy adventure. Like its hit 2012 predecessor, the new film is directed by Genndy Tartakovsky and features the voice talents of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, and many others.
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A Beautiful Pigeon Steals the Show in Jet Blue's "Recurring Dream"
SOAR HIGH ABOVE THE CITY WITH A BLISSFUL BIRD IN JET BLUE’S NEW AD FROM MULLEN LOWE, SMUGGLER’S BRIAN BELETIC & MPC LA
In this Cinderella story, a pigeon dreams he is a graceful flyer joyously perusing the city from high above instead of from his usual lot on crowded sidewalks, dodging the feet of annoyed pedestrians. The beautiful star of Jet Blue’s “Recurring Dream” is a photo-real CG pigeon who reflects contentedly about the joys of flying in style, including perks like room to stretch out, having all amenities within reach and enjoying a welcoming environment. That story, very much an analogy for the perks of flying Jet Blue, was directed by Smuggler’s Brian Beletic who does fine work putting viewers shotgun for an aerial adventure, which even includes a flight pattern over a giant bird seed fountain. Working closely with Beletic and Jet Blue agency Mullen Lowe, MPC’s team created the happy flyer and crafted his seamless integration into the commercial’s clever story.
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Zylight F8-100 LED Fresnel Helps ‘Legacy Project’ Share Inspiring Stories
Zylight F8-100 LED Fresnel Helps ‘Legacy Project’ Share Inspiring StoriesHis name was Frank Dymock, and for years he sharpened ice skates out of his garage for families free of charge. Brent Foster, director and cinematographer for Foster Visuals in Wallaceburg, Ontario, grew up in the same town and thought Dymock was an amazing character. Foster planned to capture his story on video, but Dymock became ill and died in late 2014 before Foster had a chance to profile him.
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ARRI IBC 2015: NEW ACCESSORIES FOR THE SKYPANEL FAMILY OF LED SOFT LIGHTS
SkyPanel is a versatile family of compact and fully tuneable LED soft lights, introduced at NAB this year and shipping in September 2015 as promised. The S60 is the mid-range model, while the S30 is smaller and more portable; both are available in fully color controllable (C) and remote phosphor (RP) versions. New accessoriesnow greatly enhance the light controllability, mounting options, portability and application possibilities of these groundbreaking LED lights.
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IBC2015: Zylight Shines with F8-200 2K LED Fresnel, Newz On-Camera Light at IBC2015
IBC2015: Zylight Shines with F8-200 2K LED Fresnel, Newz On-Camera Light at IBC2015Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will showcase its new F8-200 LED Fresnel and Newz on-camera LED light at IBC2015 (Stand 11.E38), which runs Sept. 11-15 at RAI Amsterdam. The F8-200 is designed for location shoots or studio installations, while the compact Newz is built for broadcast news and other run-and-gun shooting applications.
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Anton/Bauer Announces New 7.2V Series of Li-Ion Batteries and Chargers
Anton/Bauer Announces New 7.2V Series of Li-Ion Batteries and ChargersAnton/Bauer, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery and charging technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries, is proud to announce new L-Series 7.2V batteries and chargers that offer long, reliable run-times for professional video cameras and accessories.
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IBC2015: Zylight 'Spread the Newz' Contest Offers Free On-Camera Lights
IBC2015: Zylight 'Spread the Newz' Contest Offers Free On-Camera LightsZylight ‘Spread the Newz’ Contest Offers Free On-Camera Lights During IBC2015
Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, is encouraging IBC2015 attendees to “Spread the Newz” via Twitter about its Newz on-camera light. During the #SpreadTheNewz IBC Giveaway, Zylight will award one Newz to someone who tweets about the new light each day during the show, which runs Sept. 11-15 at RAI Amsterdam.
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Chainsaw Provides Post Services for Emmy Nominees
Chainsaw Provides Post Services for Emmy NomineesPost Factory, Pixel Underground, Bling Digital and SIM Digital also lend their expertise to nominated series, documentaries and specials.
Chainsaw, A SIM Group company, provided post production services for 11 television productions that received a total of 54 nominations in the 67th Emmy® Awards.
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Zylight Welcomes BLV as Exclusive Distributor in Germany and Austria
Zylight Welcomes BLV as Exclusive Distributor in Germany and AustriaZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, today announced BLV is now the exclusive distributor for Zylight products in Germany and Austria.
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Chaos Group Releases Major Update – V-Ray 3.1 for Maya
Today, Chaos Group announces the immediate availability of V-Ray 3.1 for Maya. V-Ray 3.1 for Maya contains over 100 new and modified features, including Maya 2016 compatibility, numerous V-Ray RT GPU enhancements and two VR cameras. The free update also offers more efficient handling of proxy objects, an improved global illumination algorithm, and faster rendering performance.
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House of Worship Creates Vivid Satellite Campus Experience with with FUJINON Lenses
LCBC Creates Vivid, Live Video Experience in Satellite Campuses with FUJINON 2/3-Inch HD Lenses
Manheim, PA-based church, Lives Changed by Christ (LCBC), a house of worship that delivers high-definition live video of services from its broadcast campus to multiple locations throughout central Pennsylvania, recently upgraded its video imaging capabilities with the acquisition of two FUJINON XA55x9.5BESM 2/3-inch studio/field zoom and one XA22x7BES compact studio lens from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation. The new lenses are used on Ikegami HDK-95C cameras within the broadcast campus’ auditorium to capture weekend gatherings that are sent live to satellite campuses.
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DP Stephen Hussar documents locomotive restoration with Zylight
DP Stephen Hussar documents locomotive restoration with ZylightDirector of photographyStephen Hussar is fascinated by restoration projects, both the processes themselves and the motivations of the people who dedicate themselves to reconditioning pieces of the past. It should come as no surprise, then, to learn that he has spent years documenting the progress of the restoration efforts on an 1891 steam locomotive housed at the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington (WW&F) Railway Museum in Alna, Maine.
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Panavision’s Recapitalization Sets the Stage for Growth
Panavision’s Recapitalization Sets the Stage for GrowthPanavision, the entertainment industry’s most respected designer, manufacturer and provider of state-of-the-art cinema lenses and high-precision camera systems, today announced the recapitalization of the company. With the recapitalization, Panavision’s senior lenders unanimously agreed to convert a majority of the company’s long term debt into common stock of the company. This major reduction in Panavision’s debt enhances its capital structure and enables the company to explore growth opportunities.
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Cine Gear 2015 Hollywood draws to Successful Close and Technical Award-Winners Announced
Cine Gear 2015 Hollywood draws to Successful Close and Technical Award-Winners AnnouncedCine Gear 2015 Hollywood draws to Successful Close and Technical Award-Winners Announced
Cine Gear Expo drew the world’s top motion picture, video and new media community for the unveiling of the latest industry technology and to discuss the latest trends. There were 15,490 attendees from 48 countries at the event.
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‘Gear Dictionary’ Web Series Uses Zylight for Studio Shoots
‘Gear Dictionary’ Web Series Uses Zylight for Studio ShootsZylight F8-100’s quantum dot technology provides more refined and balanced natural light output on minimal power
For Zeke Kamm, a week does not go by without a call from someone in the industry looking for production equipment advice. A self-described “gear head” filmmaker with more than 20 years in the industry, he decided to create Gear Dictionary, a free online educational series, to collect his advice on a number of subjects in one spot. Kamm, who serves as CEO of Aviator Camera Gear in Bend, Ore., began posting episodes to www.geardictionary.comin April.
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Lights, Cameras and Action Tools at Cine Gear Expo
Lights, cameras and action is the name of the game at this year’s Cine Gear Expo, opening Friday, June 5, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California. Each year the world’s top motion picture, video and new media community gather to see and compare notes on the latest trends and technology on the famous Paramount backlot. It’s the chance for hundreds of equipment vendors to show new innovations to the filmmaking community.
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Latest ARRI Press Release: Lifetime Technical Achievement Award
Gear Expo to Present ARRI with Lifetime Technical Achievement Award
ARRI will be honored for its role in advancing the art and craft of filmmaking with the Cine Gear Expo 2015 Lifetime Technical Achievement Award on June 5 in a ceremony at Paramount Studios Hollywood. The distinction recognizes ARRI’s dedication to advancing motion picture technology over its 98-year history. ARRI Inc. President and CEO Glenn Kennel will accept the award.
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Hitachi HDTV Cameras Facilitate Mobile Production Workflows for TNDV
Hitachi HDTV Cameras Facilitate Mobile Production Workflows for TNDVCustomer cites high price-to-performance ratio, exceptional quality in challenging production conditions for sports and live events
With seven trucks on the road, mobile production specialist TNDV has used up to 23 cameras for its largest live and broadcast events. A long-devoted user of HITACHI cameras, TNDV has now added five Z-HD6000 broadcast cameras to its arsenal.
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Sportsbeams™ Brings LED Broadcast Lighting Advantages to Sports
Sportsbeams™ Brings LED Broadcast Lighting Advantages to SportsSportsbeams™ introduces new Stadium LED 1200 Lights. Designed by members of the Emmy® award-winning team that revolutionized broadcast lighting, Sportsbeams brings the benefits of proprietary broadcast quality LED lighting to sports venues including: reliability, safety, quality of light, energy savings, compact form factor, and instant on/off. This new technology is made for stadiums and arenas doing relights—replacing existing legacy metal halide fixtures, and new venues requiring ground-up installations.
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Trollbäck + Company Creates Logo & Show Open for “The Late Late Show with James Corden”
Trollbäck + Company Creates Logo & Show Open for “The Late Late Show with James Corden”New logo and an instantly classic late-night show open represents a new era on CBS
Strategic design agency Trollbäck + Company (T+Co) recently created the branding package for “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” which debuted March 23rd on CBS. Featuring a new logo and an instantly classic late-night show open, the identity represents a new era on CBS as Craig Ferguson’s successor James Corden brings his own signature blend of humor and warmth to the long-running late night talk show.
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ARRI Releases New Skypanel Family Of LED Soft Lights
ARRI Releases New Skypanel Family Of LED Soft Lights--April 13, 2015) ARRI proudly introduces SkyPanel, a brand new line of LED fixtures. SkyPanel is a compact, ultra-bright and high-quality LED soft light that sets a new standard for the industry. With a design focused on form, color, beam field and output, SkyPanel represents the culmination of more than a decade of research and development of LED technology at ARRI. Recently, SkyPanel garnered recognition as an International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers Game Changer Awards Finalist 2015.
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ARRI: Touch-screen control of ALEXA Mini and AMIRA cameras via new Transvideo StarliteHD5-ARRI monitor
ARRI: Touch-screen control of ALEXA Mini and AMIRA cameras via new Transvideo StarliteHD5-ARRI monitorTransvideo and ARRI are collaborating on a specially adapted version of Transvideo’s StarliteHD 5” OLED monitor.
Transvideo and ARRI are collaborating on a specially adapted version of Transvideo’s StarliteHD 5” OLED monitor. The resulting StarliteHD5-ARRI will be able to control the new ARRI ALEXA Mini and also the ARRI AMIRA.
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Image Engine Tames “Chappie” Renders with PipelineFX’s Qube!
Image Engine Tames “Chappie” Renders with PipelineFX’s Qube!No Crashes and Customized Render Farm Management Tools Efficiently Produce 500K+ Render Jobs for the Film
How many CPU minutes does it take to make 1,000 VFX shots for “Chappie”? Over 95 million – or, put another way, the equivalent of one computer working non-stop for 2,000+ years. With numbers like these, it’s no wonder VFX houses like Image Engine refuse to leave their render farms to chance. Major movie projects and custom pipelines require something more, and for Image Engine, that something is PipelineFX’s Qube! – the most trusted render farm manager for VFX.
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BBS Lighting Intros Pipeline System Remote Phosphor Lights and more at NAB
BBS Lighting Intros Pipeline System Remote Phosphor Lights and more at NABBBS Lighting, pioneer of revolutionary remote phosphor technology in LED lighting fixtures, will show a variety of professional lighting innovations at NAB booth C11546.
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BBS Area 48 Lights Up The Stage For Fashion Week
BBS Area 48 Lights Up The Stage For Fashion WeekAs Cinematographer Thomas Rist prepared to shoot a promotional video for Monari Italia fashion stores, he tested different brands of LED lights and ultimately chose Area 48 Remote Phosphor LEDs by BBS. “What I liked most about using Area 48 lights was the color temperature behavior and strong light output,” says Rist. What Monari executives liked most was the increase in the company’s social media and web presence after the video’s release during February’s Fashion Week.
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