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2017 HPA Awards to Recognize Larry Chernoff for Lifetime Achievement

Respected post production innovator will be honored during HPA Awards The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced that Larry Chernoff has been named 2017 recipient of the prized HPA Lifetime Achievement Award. Chernoff will receive the award during the HPA Awards gala on November 16, 2017, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California. The HPA Lifetime Achievement Award ...

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Kees van Oostrum to Serve Second Term as President of American Society of Cinematographers

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has re-appointed Kees van Oostrum to a second term as president of the organization, based on votes at last night’s Board of Governors meeting. The ASC Board also elected its officers for the 2017-2018 term, including: Bill Bennett, John Simmons and Cynthia Pusheck as vice presidents; Levie Isaacks as treasurer; David Darby as secretary; ...

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RED Digital Cinema to Highlight 8K S35 Cameras at The Media Production Show 2017

RED Digital Cinema will bring its latest DSMC2 cameras to The Media Production Show, which takes place 13th and 14th June at the Olympia London (West Hall). Attendees will see demonstrations of the RED EPIC-W™ and WEAPON® 8K S35 with HELIUM™ sensor in the RED VIP Experience Lounge. Sessions with filmmakers* will also take place in the RED VIP Experience ...

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HPA Awards Creative Categories Call for Entries Opens

May 15, 2017 (Los Angeles, CA) The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) has opened its Call for Entries in Creative Categories for the 12th annual HPA Awards. These awards are considered standard-bearing honors for groundbreaking work and artistic excellence, recognizing creative artistry in color grading, editing, sound, and visual effects in feature film, television, and commercials. The HPA Awards shine a ...

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AMIA Adds Speakers to Digital Asset Symposium

The Digital Asset Symposium (DAS), presented by the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), has added several panel discussions to its exciting 2017 program lineup. DAS brings together top experts in various fields to address the ongoing challenges facing digital asset management practitioners. The event takes place May 5 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Manhattan. “This year’s ...

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NASA USED RED EPIC DRAGON TO CAPTURE FOOTAGE ABOARD THE ISS

NASA announced it will produce the first-ever live 4K video stream from space during the 2017 NAB Show. “Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to the Future with NASA and Hollywood” will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26 in room N249 of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). America’s space agency is a pioneer in the application of ...

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Gearhouse Broadcast and Partners Debut SkyTechno, a State-of-the-Art Inverted Telescoping Camera Crane for TV and Film at NAB 2017

Gearhouse Broadcast, in conjunction with its partners Telescopic, LLC and Big Shot Camera Cranes, will unveil SkyTechno, a dramatic evolution in camera crane technology that enables powerful camera moves previously considered impossible, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show from April 24-27. Perfect for live events, concerts, television shows, film and commercials, stage productions, and sports, SkyTechno was developed ...

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Panavision Millennium DXL Camera to be Showcased at NAB 2017

WOODLAND HILLS, CA (April 20, 2017) – Panavision, the motion picture industry’s most respected designer, manufacturer and provider of state-of-the-art cinema lenses and high-precision camera systems and innovative post production technologies, will bring its Millennium DXL 8K Camera to the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, which runs April 24-27 in Las Vegas. Technology leaders from Panavision and its ...

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Chris Parry Joins Testronic as Head of Business Development Film & Television for Europe

Chris Parry has been named Testronic’s head of Business Development for Film and Television in Europe. Testronic, the leader in quality assurance (QA), localization services and compliance for the film, television and games industries, has seen a growing demand for film and television services in Europe; Parry will be working with UK and Europe entertainment distribution platforms, content holders, post ...

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Gearhouse Broadcast USA to Roll Out New 4K Mobile Unit at NAB

At the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Conference, Gearhouse Broadcast USA will debut Columbus, the first mobile unit based in the U.S. to feature a full 4K monitor wall, “one button” hydraulic deployment, and integrated RF (mast included), among other unique attributes. The unit is specifically designed, built, integrated and finished to the highest industry standards for 4K/UHD sports ...

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AMIA’s Digital Asset Symposium Unveils Insightful Presentations on Key Issues in Media Management and Distribution

The 2017 New York edition of the popular Digital Asset Symposium (DAS) series, presented by the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), has announced its program lineup today, which will include a wide range of educational sessions focused on the ongoing challenges facing digital asset management practitioners led by top experts in the field. The daylong event takes place May ...

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Xytech Expands Executive Team

Xytech, the leader in facility management software for the broadcast and media industries, has expanded its executive team with the addition of industry veteran Michael Vinyard to the new role of Sr. Vice President of Professional Services. With mission-critical implementations at premier broadcasters, studios and media services companies worldwide, Vinyard will be responsible for the delivery of consulting, configuration and ...

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RED Digital Cinema to Show Sandro Miller’s ‘Playing Lynch’ Exhibit in Gallery Rouge at its RED Miami Location

RED Digital Cinema will open the ‘Playing Lynch’ exhibit at its Miami location on March 11. The exhibit will celebrate the creative collaboration of actor John Malkovich and director Sandro Miller featuring depictions of well-known characters and scenes from David Lynch’s Films. The exhibit opening will be held from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm on the evening of March 11. ...

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Experts, Artists from the Leading Edge of Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Head to The Desert

The day before the official start of the 2017 HPA Tech Retreat, on 20 February, the VR/AR community will come together at TR-X (Tech Retreat eXtra) for a full afternoon of engagement with the thought leaders, experts, and storytellers of Virtual and Augmented Reality. A second TR-X will focus on the latest developments in the ATSC. While the HPA Tech ...

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PRL Lighting Launches with Introduction of LUSTRA 50 High-Performance LED

PRL Lighting, provider of premium LED lighting for professional and avid amateur photographers and videographers, has unveiled its new product line. Founded by industry leaders Rudy Pohlert and Pat Ralston, PRL’s first offering is the LUSTRA 50™ high performance LED panel fixture. The LUSTRA 50 provides high-intensity output for continuous, full-spectrum lighting in a variety of situations. The LUSTRA 50 combines LED ...

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WRAL-TV SELECTS XYTECH’S MEDIAPULSE

LOS ANGELES (January 25, 2017) – WRAL, one of the country’s most respected and innovative television stations, has selected Xytech MediaPulse to manage the station’s production and news activities. MediaPulse plays an important role behind the scenes at WRAL, helping to schedule reporters, photographers, anchors, engineers, creative services personnel and their activities, as well as equipment and trucks. MediaPulse also ...

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