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American Society of Cinematographers Honors Student Filmmakers at Annual Heritage Awards

Winners Hail from AFI, LMU and USC LOS ANGELES (October 16, 2017) – The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) announced their annual Student Heritage Award winners Saturday night during a presentation at the organization’s clubhouse in Hollywood. Three student filmmakers were singled out for demonstrating exceptional abilities in cinematography. The competition is designed to highlight the work of emerging talent, ...

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American Society of Cinematographers Names 2018 Honorees

Russell Carpenter, Russell Boyd, Alan Caso and Stephen Lighthill to be Lauded at Annual Gala LOS ANGELES (October 5, 2017) – In recognition of their special contributions to the art of cinematography, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has named four honorees who will be feted at the 32nd ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Russell Carpenter, ASC will receive the ...

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National TeleConsultants Adds Laurie Morse in Corporate Strategy Role

Several Promotions Highlight Growing Expertise of Company in Response to Demands of Industry GLENDALE, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2017) — National TeleConsultants (NTC), one of the most respected media technology consulting, design and systems integration companies in the world, has announced that industry veteran Laurie Morse has joined its executive management team. As head of corporate strategy, Morse will lead the ...

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Hollywood Professional Association Opens 2018 Tech Retreat Call for Papers

Industry defining conference program seeks proposals LOS ANGELES (September 7 2017) ‑ The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has opened the call for proposals for the 2018 HPA Tech Retreat®. Key portions of the programming – the main program and the breakfast roundtables – are determined via this call for proposals. The HPA Tech Retreat will take place February 19-23 2018 ...

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American Society of Cinematographers Accepting Entries in Television Competition

Organization Sets 2018 Date for Annual Awards Gala The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has opened its call for entries in the television categories for the 32nd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography, which will be held February 17, 2018, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. The ASC is now accepting submissions in three categories: ...

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ASC Technology Committee Upgraded to Motion Imaging Technology Council

The ASC Technology Committee has been renamed the ASC Motion Imaging Technology Council. Established in 2003, the Committee has helped organize efforts to study and assess subjects ranging from digital cameras and lens optics to motion imaging workflows, advanced color management, virtual production techniques digital archiving and more recently virtual reality. “During our past 14 years of proactive motion picture ...

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Restored Classic Film Premieres Highlight The Reel Thing Technical Symposium

Los Angeles Edition of Symposium to Address Confluence of Film Restoration and Digital Technologies in Service of Future-Proofing Cinema’s Legacies for Generations to Come The Reel Thing, a symposium dedicated to addressing the preservation and restoration of audio visual collections, will open with the U.S. premiere of a new restoration of the Oscar®-nominated 1960 film “La Verite” (“The Truth”). Two ...

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Keslow Camera Announces Acquisition of Clairmont Camera

Move Expands Company’s Footprint into Canada as Denny Clairmont Retires   Keslow Camera, the largest privately held motion picture camera equipment rental house in North America, announced today that it is acquiring Clairmont Camera and its Vancouver and Toronto operations. The move will more than quadruple Keslow Camera’s anamorphic and vintage lens inventory, and add a substantial range of custom ...

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Richard Chew, ACE Featured in One-on-One Conversation at EditFest LA

American Cinema Editors’ Popular Event Celebrates its 10th year EditFest LA, the day-long celebration of the art and craft of editing presented by American Cinema Editors, will take place on August 12, 2017 at Walt Disney’s Frank Wells Theater.  EditFest launched in LA in 2008, offering a rapt audience the opportunity to hear the world’s best editors share insights and ...

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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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