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Call for Proposals Issued for 2020 HPA Tech Retreat

The Hollywood Professional Association has issued the call for proposals for the 2020 HPA Tech Retreat®, which marks the 25th anniversary of this unmissable event in media and entertainment technology.  The annual gathering of professionals from around the world who work at the intersection of technology and creative media is a perennial sell out. The main program, which is the ...

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Sohonet To Launch ClearView Flex App for Apple TV

Sohonet, the global experts in connectivity, media services and network security for the media and entertainment industry, will launch the ClearView Flex App for Apple TV this October. The new technology will be previewed at the 2019 IBC Show in Amsterdam from Sept 13-17, on the Sohonet Boat. ClearView Flex is a real-time remote collaboration solution capable of streaming to ...

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RED Digital Cinema Adds HELIUM and GEMINI Sensor Options To RANGER Camera System

RED DIGITAL CINEMA® announced today that its award-winning HELIUM® 8K S35 and GEMINI® 5K S35 sensors will be incorporated into the RED RANGER® camera ecosystem. These two new alternatives create a robust lineup for creators who prefer an integrated, all-in-one system to the more modular RED DSMC2® camera. The RANGER HELIUM 8K S35 and RANGER GEMINI 5K S35 is available ...

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American Society of Cinematographers Selects 2019 Student Heritage Award Nominees

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has chosen 12 nominees in three categories of the 2019 Student Heritage Awards. Recognizing exceptional work by cinematography students, the organization designed the ASC Student Heritage Awards to encourage and support a new generation of visual artists. Winners will be announced on October 12. The ASC Student Heritage Awards also celebrate the memory of ...

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Chesapeake Systems Adds Tom Kehn

Chesapeake Systems, the industry’s leading workflow solutions architects and services group for highly advanced technology systems in media and entertainment, announced today that the company’s Southwest team is continuing to grow with the addition of industry veteran Tom Kehn. Kehn will serve as Senior Solutions Architect for the region. Kehn joins Chesapeake with over 20 years of experience on both ...

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HPA Honors Robert Legato with Lifetime Achievement Award

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced that Robert Legato, the legendary visual effects supervisor and renowned creative, will receive the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the HPA Awards during a gala evening at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles on November 21st. Now in its 14th year, the HPA Awards recognize creative artistry, innovation and engineering excellence in the media ...

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Hood and Tandem Adaptor Introduced by LEE Filters

Following the widely successful launch of the LEE100 Filter Holder in March, LEE Filters has introduced two new products to further enhance the system. The new LEE100 Tandem Adaptor proves invaluable on occasions when one filter holder isn’t enough, and the LEE100 Hood is a versatile and sturdy companion to the ecosystem. The LEE100 Tandem Adaptor Unique to the LEE ...

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Pixelworks TrueCut Platform Brings Cinematic Motion to “The Bravest”

Pixelworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: PXLW), a leading provider of advanced visual processing solutions, today announced that the Company’s award-winning TrueCut® platform was used to present “The Bravest,” an action-packed drama. The movie, which premiered in Beijing, grossed box office sales of approximately US$85 million in just six days and is now released in both HDR and SDR theaters across China. This ...

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Joe Walker, ACE Set for Keynote Conversation at EditFest LA 2019

EditFest LA, the day-long celebration of the art and craft of editing, is set for August 24, 2019 at Walt Disney Studios’ Frank Wells Theater. EditFest brings the world’s top editors to the stage to share their insights and experiences. Joe Walker, the Oscar®, BAFTA, and Eddie nominated editor, will cap an outstanding lineup when he joins author Bobbie O’Steen ...

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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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