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Sun Valley Film Festival features Bob Poole, wildlife photographer with Nat Geo Wild

Wild about Sun Valley Film Festival by Pamela Kleibrink Thompson During a preview of the Sun Valley Film Festival at JUMP (www.jumpboise.org) in Boise on December 1, Filipe DeAndre, host of the new Nat Geo series Untamed, shared his passion for wildlife photography and filmmaking with the audience via a remote feed. He was one of the discoveries of National ...

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Movie Lovers! Sun Valley Film Festival announces short film line up

Sun Valley Film Festival announces short film slate

Movie Lovers! Sun Valley Film Festival announces short film line up by Pamela Kleibrink Thompson On March 15-19, 2017, filmmakers from all over the world will gather for the sixth annual Sun Valley Film Festival, presented by Zions Bank,. The SVFF features a curated slate of more than 60 cutting-edge films and TV premieres, engaging talks with top industry insiders,, ...

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Sun Valley Film Festival announces winners of High Scribe and other competitions

Sun Valley Film Festival gives grants to filmmakers and a chance to be in the directors chair

Sun Valley Film Festival announces winners of High Scribe and other competitions by Pamela Kleibrink Thompson The Sixth Annual Sun Valley Film Festival, presented by Zions Bank, will run March 15-19, 2017, and will feature a curated slate of more than 60 cutting-edge films and TV premieres, engaging Talks with top industry insiders,, fabulous parties and panels, a Screenwriters Lab ...

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Shining a Spot Light on Sun Valley Film Festival’s Laura Mehlhaff

Sun Valley Film Festival Director of Programming Laura Mehlhaff, left, with filmmaker Karen Day

Boise native Laura Mehlhaff—Director of Programming of the Sun Valley Film Festival (SVFF)—has worked in film in Los Angeles, New York City, Baltimore, and Albuquerque, but is enthusiastic about growing the film industry in Idaho. While working on a feature film in Los Angeles, she was invited to lunch by Heather Rae—a former Idaho-based producer—and was introduced to Teddy Grennan. ...

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SPROCKIT in your Pocket! #NABshow 2017

Download SPROCKIT Brochure HERE! Starting a company is easy.  Building a company that can scale and change the world is hard!   Having a great idea that solves a big problem, building an All Star team and raising capital is just the beginning.  You need to get your product in front of the right companies, in the right places at ...

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Lighting for Broadcast (aka “Lighting 101”) as seen at #NABShow

Modern lighting for broadcasting really got going in 1938 with the appearance of color television. One fact that many people don’t consider is that stage and movie lighting are a bit different. Proper lighting is not nearly as simple as pointing a light and turning it on. All the fancy transmitters and cameras don’t mean a thing if you can’t ...

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NAB: How It All Got Started #NABShow

Well, here we are, approaching NAB Show!  Once again, I will be present, representing Broadcast Beat Magazine, as I glide through the Show Floor, seeing what I can see of all the newest products and innovations in the studio (broadcast and post-production) industry. “It’s exciting to see how the National Association of Broadcasters and NAB Show has evolved in the ...

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The Truth about True Peak Limiting for Audio with Dr. Paul Tapper of @NugenAudio

The True Peak measurement is now part of the delivery specification of legislation such as the CALM Act, which has brought audio front and center in the spotlight of the video world, but what does this actually mean? We’re all familiar with the idea of digital samples, digital audio, and digital peak level. But what is True-Peak? The smooth blue ...

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Shaping the Light – Rendering with @Silverdraft

What do they grow on the render farm? Light and reflection, and images bright. What do they grow on the render farm? Shadows and darkness, shades of the night. Computer juggles the contrast and texture. Sparing the artist, a mechanized protector? The Render Wrangler tends this farm. Your data is safe! No cause for alarm.   Old time animation was ...

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The Next Big Thing for Broadcasters: Hybrid Vehicles?

As the news industry evolves, local stations have to compete with online content, specialized apps, national media, and in some cases, larger stations in neighboring regions. In parallel, the costs of certain types of syndicated content have become less economic for stations to buy, while audiences look to local stations to provide content that they cannot find elsewhere. So, how ...

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The New IT Director Versus the Old #Broadcast Engineer

Long ago, from the earliest days of media, it was recognized that there needed to be people who performed the technical workings of the studio. Aside from the inventors and photographers who tinkered with and were able to tweak cameras, the advent of radio brought the need for a true engineer who understood the inner-workings of electricity and the analog ...

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Semi-Studios: Mobile Production Vehicles or Magical Mystery Machines?

You know you’ve seen’em – the super-large semis with full production studios inside them… And although they come in standard van sizes (that your local affiliates have), I’m talking about the ones you could practically live in – with all the bells and whistles that even some of the smaller studios and post-production houses just don’t have!  These are the ...

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PIXAR Talks Render Farms with Ryan Salazar

Rendering Sucks….But It Doesn’t Have To…. When you hear the word “farm,” you either think of “Old MacDonald” or a bunch of cows or fields of wheat, etc. “Render farms” evoke the same type of vision — albeit one of many computers linked together with yards and yards of cabling, rather than animals grouped together in a barnyard. But the ...

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Camera-Ready by Rosco

Modern cinematography is the descendant of theater. This visual and audible medium has moved beyond celluloid into a purely digital realm – even though many people still refer to movies as films. When most people think of movies and the fine art of making movies, they first think of actors (and perhaps the director and crew), cameras, and computers. Those ...

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JMR Announces General Availability of Mac Mini RAID Desktop and Rackmount Work Stations

New Thunderbolt certified desktop and rackmount adds enhanced durability, RAID capacity expansion and I-O flexibility to Mac mini – Ideal for DI carts and studio workflows JMR Electronics, Inc. a leading provider of scalable storage solutions, announced this week the general availability of their latest ThunderboltTM certified desktop and rackmount workstation for the Apple Mac mini®. The innovative one-of-a-kind workstations will prove ...

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NewTek’s New Tech – A Groundbreaking Media Ecosystem (IP Series)

THIS is a Broadcast Beat EXCLUSIVE RELEASE! Anyone who is in the industry knows that NewTek products integrate multiple functions into single hardware units for live multi-camera video production, providing many full and sometimes unobtainable features that are unavailable elsewhere.  What people may not be ready for is the ground-breaking technology that NewTek is about to unleash. Not all of the ...

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