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2019 HPA Tech Retreat Program Announced

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) unveiled the schedule for its 2019 HPA Tech Retreat®, set for February 11-15 2019. The Tech Retreat, which marks its 25th year in 2019, takes place over the course of a week in Palm Springs and offers an incomparable opportunity to meet and engage with well-known and emerging leaders in engineering, technology, creativity and business. ...

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RED Digital Cinema Further Simplifies Camera Line-Up With Introduction Of DSMC2 DRAGON-X

Today, RED Digital Cinema announced it is further simplifying its product portfolio with the availability of the DSMC2® DRAGON-X™ 5K S35 camera. RED also announced the DSMC2 PRODUCTION MODULE and DSMC2 PRODUCTION KIT, which are coming soon in early 2019. The DSMC2 DRAGON-X camera uses the award-winning DRAGON sensor technology found in many of RED’s legacy cameras with a evolved ...

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HPA Announces 2018 Award Winners

The 13 annual Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards took place tonight, honoring the accomplishments of industry luminaries, behind-the-scenes artists and outstanding engineering teams. The HPA Awards set the bar for creative and technical achievement, recognizing individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in the creation of feature films, television, commercials, and entertainment content enjoyed around the world. Awards were given to talented ...

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AMIA to Bestow Preservation Awards at Annual Conference

At this year’s Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Annual Conference in Portland, four awards will be presented by the organization to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional work in the areas of archiving and preservation. The ceremony will take place on November 29 at the Portland Hilton Downtown, where the convention runs from Nov 28 to Dec 1. The 2018 ...

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Red Digital Cinema To Host Conversation With Cinematographer Sandra Valde-Hansen At 2018 Camerimage

At the 26th EnergaCAMERIMAGE International Film Festival, RED Digital Cinema will present a seminar, “Pushing Color on NOW APOCALYPSE with Sandra Valde-Hansen.” The conversation will take place Nov. 14 at 13:30 in the Miejskie Centrum Kultury (MCK). The director of photography will elaborate on her approach to designing the visual world that she devised with creator-director Gregg Araki for his ...

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Mike Sowa Joins FotoKem as Senior Digital Intermediate Colorist

Respected industry veteran Mike Sowa joined FotoKem as Senior Digital Intermediate Colorist this week. With a focus on serving the creative community, the move emphasizes FotoKem’s consistent commitment to expanding its artistic offerings. The talented colorist brings over 25 years of experience to his new role, illustrated by an impressive resume that includes stints at Modern Video Film, Universal High Def Center ...

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Pixelogic Awarded Dolby Vision Facility Certification

Pixelogic, the innovative and fully integrated provider of localization and distribution services, has earned Dolby Vision™ Facility Certification. Pixelogic is also the first independent service provider to offer encoding services for Dolby Vision content destined for OTT platforms. The Dolby Vision Facility Certification, along with their Dolby AtmosÒ capabilities, will make Pixelogic the first media service company to provide end-to-end ...

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HPA Announces Young Entertainment Professionals Class of 2019 During SMPTE 2018

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced the 2019 class of Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP). Sponsored by HPA, YEP was developed to provide talented individuals early in their careers in the media content industry with connection, mentoring and opportunities for engagement. The announcement came during the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) 2018 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition ...

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Student Filmmakers Lauded By American Society of Cinematographers

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) named the 2018 Student Heritage Award winners during a ceremony at the organization’s clubhouse in Hollywood on October 13. Three student filmmakers were honored for demonstrating exceptional abilities in cinematography based on their submitted work. The competition is designed to showcase rising talent and inspire the next generation of filmmakers. The 2018 winners are: ...

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Tech Entrepreneur, Philanthropist Rachel Payne to Keynote Women in Technology Luncheon

Rachel Payne has launched and sold tech companies, run for a congressional seat, managed foundations, and built global strategies for an impressive list of companies. On Oct. 22, Payne will share her experiences and insights with women working in tech and entertainment at the annual Women in Technology Luncheon, presented by HPA Women in Post and SMPTE. The popular gathering ...

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Call for Television Entries Announced by The American Society of Cinematographers

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is now taking submissions for the television competition of its 33rd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography. The event, which will also salute the organization’s 100th anniversary, takes place February 9, 2019, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland, and winners will be announced in all categories. Three categories comprise ...

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Nominees Announced for 2018 HPA Awards

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced the 2018 nominees for the HPA Awards creative categories. The Awards are considered the standard bearer for creative excellence and technical innovation in an industry embracing an expanding array of groundbreaking technologies and creativity, honoring achievement and artistic excellence by individuals and teams who bring stories to life and outstanding content to audiences ...

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2018 Student Heritage Awards Nominees Revealed by ASC

Contenders for the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 2018 Student Heritage Awards have been unveiled today by the organization. Designed to inspire the next generation, the awards recognize graduate, undergraduate and documentary cinematography students for their exceptional work. The 13 nominees this year hail from 10 universities nationwide, and winners will be announced October 13. The ASC Student Heritage Awards ...

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Sohonet Announces ClearView Flex Go for Affordable Real-Time Collaboration

Sohonet, the media and entertainment industry’s leading provider of networking and connected cloud services, announced the latest release of the company’s real-time remote collaboration tool ClearView Flex Go will launch in October 2018. This new update to ClearView Flex is being offered with a pay-as-you-go pricing model. The service makes the remote collaboration product easily accessible to projects of any ...

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HPA Tech Retreat 2019 Issues Call for Proposals

The Hollywood Professional Association has issued the call for proposals for the 2019 HPA Tech Retreat®, the consistently sold-out annual gathering of professionals from around the world who work at the intersection of technology and creative media. The main conference, the most extensive portion of the HPA Tech Retreat, is determined by the proposals submitted during this process. The HPA Tech ...

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DSMC2 Cameras To Be Showcased By RED Digital Cinema At IBC 2018

RED Digital Cinema will showcase its DSMC2™ camera line-up  at IBC in Amsterdam from September 14 – 17. Located in Hall 13, Elicium Tower, 4th Floor, RED will feature its DSMC2 camera brain with three sensor options – MONSTRO 8K VV, HELIUM 8K S35 and GEMINI 5K S35. Additionally, RED will demonstrate an 8K workflow, covering 8K REDCODE RAW, HDR, ...

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