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HPA Announces 2019 Engineering Excellence Award Winners

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards Committee have announced the winners of the 2019 HPA Engineering Excellence Award. The winners were selected by a blue-ribbon judging panel after a session held at IMAX on June 22. Honors will be bestowed on November 21 at the 14th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The HPA ...

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Light Iron Enlists Renowned Industry Colorist Scott Klein

Light Iron, a Panavision company, is excited to announce that award-winning colorist Scott Klein is joining the company. As supervising colorist of numerous groundbreaking episodic series, Klein joins a superior roster of Light Iron artists located in both Los Angeles and New York who provide collaborative, creative expertise on feature films, episodic series and music videos. “While Light Iron was ...

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Chesapeake Systems Adds Amy Lounsbury to Southwest Team

Chesapeake Systems, the industry’s leading workflow solutions architects and services group for highly advanced technology systems in media and entertainment, announced today that industry veteran Amy Lounsbury has joined the company’s Southwest team. Lounsbury will serve as Director of Business Development for the region. “Amy brings deep industry expertise and technical understanding to our Los Angeles-based operations,” says CEO Jason ...

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NEW DSMC2 GEMINI Kit Released by RED

RED DIGITAL CINEMA® today introduced a new DSMC2® GEMINI® Kit offering a comprehensive solution for cinematographers who shoot in a variety of environments. At the heart of the new system is the DSMC2 camera BRAIN with the GEMINI 5K S35 sensor, which leverages dual sensitivity modes to provide greater flexibility in a variety of lighting conditions. Filmmakers can shoot in ...

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Sohonet to Showcase Real-Time Remote Collaboration Solutions at ACE TechFest

LOS ANGELES, June 4, 2019— Sohonet, the media and entertainment industry’s leading provider of networking and connected cloud services, will be among a curated group of technology leaders participating at American Cinema Editors (ACE) TechFest on June 8, 2019 at Universal Studios lot in Universal City, Calif. The latest educational technology event from ACE, TechFest is a half-day event where editors and post team members can access users and experts ...

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Camera-to-Finish Imaging Ecosystem by Panavision Featured at Cine Gear 2019

Panavision, the world-class provider of end-to-end solutions, will return to Cine Gear Expo (May 31-June 1) at The Studios at Paramount to showcase the latest innovations in the company’s ever-expanding production and post production ecosystem. Panavision, Light Iron and LEE Filters will display an array of integrated technologies and systems at booth S408 on Stage 3 – ranging from lenses, ...

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AMIA’s 2019 Digital Asset Symposium Set for June 5

The 2019 Digital Asset Symposium (DAS), presented by the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), has announced a full day of speakers and presentations.  DAS returns to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Manhattan on June 5. DAS provides a unique opportunity to compare a wide variety of approaches from an array of institutions, organizations and individuals dealing with ...

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Phil Kubel Named as Director of Hollywood Professional Association

The Hollywood Professional Association, the trade association serving the community of individuals and businesses who provide creative and technical expertise, support, tools and infrastructure for professional content creation, distribution and archive, announced today that industry veteran Phil Kubel has joined as the organization’s director. Kubel will be the Burbank-based presence of the HPA management team, managing the organization’s day-to-day business ...

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Award Contenders Enlist Light Iron for Post Services

Light Iron, a Panavision company specializing in post production services, is again playing an important collaborative role with notable episodic series this season. Customized workflow offerings from Light Iron for BETTER THINGS, THE GOOD FIGHT, THE OA, RAMY, SHRILL, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, and WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, included dailies, digital intermediate, archive, and data services, among other ...

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Jeremy Sawyer Returns to Light Iron

Light Iron, a Panavision company, has announced Jeremy Sawyer is returning to its Los Angeles facility as a senior colorist. The highly regarded Sawyer brings over 20 years of color finishing experience to his role. He joins Light Iron’s formidable talent roster as the facility manages a growing list of feature and episodic projects. Sawyer previously worked at Light Iron ...

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HPA Awards Open the Call for Entries in Creative Categories

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) has opened its call for entries in creative categories for the HPA Awards. The Awards, now in their 14th year, are considered important recognition for groundbreaking work and artistic excellence, acknowledging creative artistry in color grading, editing, sound, and visual effects in feature film, episodic, and commercials. The 14th HPA Awards gala will be returning ...

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RED R3D® SDK For NVIDIA CUDA-Accelerated Workflow Now Available

RED Digital Cinema® released its RED R3D® SDK and accompanying REDCINE-X PRO® software with accelerated decode and debayering on NVIDIA CUDA® platforms. By offloading the compute-intensive decoding and debayering of RED R3D files onto one or more NVIDIA GPUs, real-time playback, edit and color grade of 8K footage is now possible. Benefits and efficiencies of this new software-hardware combination during ...

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HPA Awards Opens Call For Entries For Engineering Excellence Award

For the 14th year, The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) will honor the companies and individuals who draw upon technical and creative ingenuity to develop breakthrough technologies with the HPA Engineering Excellence Award.  The call for entries for the Engineering Excellence Award opened today, and submissions will close on May 24, 2019. Joachim Zell, VP of Technology for EFILM and chair ...

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RED Digital Cinema To Showcase Real-Time 8K Workflow Alongside Latest DSMC2® Cameras And Accessories At NAB 2019

RED Digital Cinema® will showcase the soon to be released RED R3D® SDK for NVIDIA® CUDA-accelerated platforms, alongside the DSMC2 MONSTRO® 8K VV, GEMINI® 5K S35 and the new RED RANGER™ all-in-one camera system at the RED Demo Room in North Hall (N201LMR) at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 8-11. RED’s Post Production and Workflow Specialist, Dan Duran, ...

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ACE TechFest Brings Editors and Latest Technologies Together

American Cinema Editors (ACE) has unveiled its newest educational technology event: ACE TechFest (LA).  ACE TechFest is a half-day event during which editors and post team members will be able to access users, experts and new products in a limited-seats-available environment that offers all of the information of a major trade show without the hassle, travel and frenzy. It will ...

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Imagica Group Makes Strategic Investment in Pixelogic

Imagica Group Inc., an integrated global media holding company and the parent company of SDI Media Group, Inc., has made a strategic investment in Pixelogic, acquiring a significant minority stake in the company. Nobuo Fuse, the Representative Director, President of Imagica Group, said “We are pleased to partner with Pixelogic and support the company in its next phase of growth. ...

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