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Blackmagic Design, Canon, Cinnafilm, and IBM Aspera & Telestream Named 2018 Winners of HPA Engineering Excellence Award

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards Committee has announced the winners of the 2018 HPA Engineering Excellence Award.  Winners were determined at a blue ribbon judging session held at IMAX on the 16th of June. The coveted honor will be bestowed November 15, 2018 at the 13th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The ...

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Zoe Iltsopoulos Borys Appointed Vice President and General Manager of Panavision Atlanta

Panavision, the entertainment industry’s leading designer, manufacturer and rental provider of high-precision optics and camera systems, has named Zoe Iltsopoulos Borys to lead the company’s Atlanta office as vice president and general manager. Borys will oversee day-to-day operations in the region, and ensure Panavision’s customers continue to receive the highest level of service to support their production needs. “Zoe is ...

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Kees van Oostrum to Lead American Society of Cinematographers for Third Term

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has re-elected Kees van Oostrum as president. Van Oostrum will serve his third consecutive term. The ASC Board also named its roster of officers for 2018-2019, including Bill Bennett, John Simmons and Cynthia Pusheck as vice presidents; Levie Isaacks as treasurer; David Darby as secretary; and Isidore Mankofsky as sergeant-at-arms. “During this past year ...

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Nick Gold Named Chesapeake Systems Lead Technologist

Chesapeake Systems, the workflow solutions architects for advanced media technology systems, has named Nick Gold to the newly created role of Lead Technologist. With a focus on identifying, engaging with, and evaluating new technology and vendor partner options in the marketplace, Gold is responsible for developing evolving product and service offerings for Chesapeake. He will also provide senior oversight of ...

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Panavision at Cine Gear Expo Highlights the Continuing Expansion of the Millennium DXL2 Ecosystem

Panavision’s Millennium DXL2 8K camera makes its Cine Gear Expo debut on June 1-2 at The Studios at Paramount in Los Angeles. The premier, large-format camera with a new post-centric firmware upgrade will be showcased at the Panavision booth (#S102) in Stage 17, along with four new large-format lens sets, a DXL-inspired accessories kit for RED DSMC2 cameras, and a ...

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RED Digital Cinema Returns To Cine Gear Expo

RED Digital Cinema will be at Cine Gear Expo this year in Los Angeles at The Studios at Paramount from June 1-2. Located at Booth S101 in Stage 17, RED will showcase its DSMC2™ camera line-up featuring its premier sensors, MONSTRO 8K VV, HELIUM 8K S35 and GEMINI 5K S35. Additionally, RED will demonstrate 8K workflow, covering 8K REDCODE RAW, ...

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Sohonet Supports the 2018 British Arrows

Sohonet, the global experts in connectivity, remote collaboration and network security for the media and entertainment industry, sponsored this year’s BRITISH ARROWS ceremony. The BRITISH ARROWS, the only British advertising awards dedicated solely to moving image advertising, were held Wednesday 16 May at Battersea Evolution. “We are proud to support the British Arrows as they honour talented advertising industry professionals,” said ...

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RED Digital Cinema Simplifies Camera/Sensor Line-up

RED Digital Cinema is advancing its product portfolio of high-quality cameras and sensors with a focus on simplicity, price and quality for customers. Beginning today, RED’s camera line-up will be modified to include one DSMC2 camera BRAIN with three sensor options – MONSTRO 8K VV, HELIUM 8K S35 and GEMINI 5K S35. The single DSMC2 camera BRAIN includes high-end frame ...

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HPA Awards Creative Categories Call for Entries Opens

Popular Awards for Creative and Technical Talent Adds New Categories The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) has opened the Call for Entries in Creative Categories for the 13th annual HPA Awards. These awards are considered important recognition for groundbreaking work and artistic excellence, acknowledging creative artistry in color grading, editing, sound, and visual effects in feature film, television, and commercials. The ...

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A Powerful Lineup of Creative and Technological Case Studies to be Presented at AMIA’s Digital Asset Symposium

The Association of Moving Image Archivists’ Digital Asset Symposium (DAS) returns to New York on June 6, presenting a full day of discussions sharply focused on today’s most compelling topics in asset management. The daylong event will take place once again at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The power of DAS is in its real-world, case-study driven presentations that ...

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Pacific Post Opens New Facility in Sherman Oaks

Pacific Post, a full-service editorial equipment rental and services provider, has expanded its footprint with the opening of a new 10,000 square-foot facility in Sherman Oaks. The new location offers 25 spacious Avid suites with 24/7 technical support, alongside a writer’s room and several production offices. Pacific Post has retrofit the entire site which is supported by Avid NEXIS shared ...

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Pixelogic Announces Digital Cinema Services

Burbank (April 25, 2018) — Pixelogic the innovative and fully integrated provider of localization and distribution services, has unveiled plans to deliver global digital cinema services this summer. The company will launch these services with a total of 12 projector-lit screening rooms within its Burbank and London locations. Digital cinema expansion to its Culver City, CA and Cairo facilities are ...

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HPA Awards Engineering Excellence Call for Entries Opens

Coveted honor spotlights technical and creative ingenuity April 19, 2018 (Burbank, CA) – The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has opened its call for entries for the Engineering Excellence Award. Now in its 13 year, the HPA Engineering Excellence Award is considered one of the most important technology honors in the industry, spotlighting companies and individuals who draw upon technical and ...

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Award-Winning VFX Studios Milk VFX and Electric Theatre Collective Join Sohonet’s Virtual Workstation Panel at FMX Conference 2018

April 18, 2018 (LONDON)—Sohonet, the global experts in connected cloud services for the media and entertainment industry, announced that leading industry figures from Electric Theatre Collective (ETC), Milk Visual Effects, Amazon Web Services, Pixit Media and Teradici will be joining Sohonet’s Virtual Workstations panel during FMX, Europe’s premier conference for the digital visual arts. The panel, which will be held ...

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American Society of Cinematographers Symposium to Feature Keynote By Dr. Stacy Smith

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will present “Changing the Face of the Industry” on April 21, a daylong event designed to advocate for inclusion and diversity in the industry. The symposium, which takes place at the ASC clubhouse in Hollywood, will kick off with a keynote from Dr. Stacy Smith, associate professor at the USC Annenberg School of Communication ...

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Sohonet Supports Rise Mentoring Program

4 April 2018 (London)—Sohonet, the global experts in connectivity, remote collaboration and network security for the media and entertainment industry, have announced their support of the Rise Mentorship Scheme. Rise is a nonprofit advocate group for gender diversity within the broadcast manufacturing and services sector. Through networking events, seminars and a yearly mentoring programme, the organization aims to open more opportunities ...

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