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2021 HPA Awards Gala Set for November 18th at the Iconic Hollywood Legion

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The 2021 Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) Awards, the pre-eminent celebration of creative and technical accomplishments of the media and entertainment community from around the world, is returning to an in-person event this year. This year’s gala will take place November 18 at the Hollywood Legion Theater in Hollywood, California. Since 2006, the HPA Awards have honored the brilliance of the community that brings creative vision to life, recognizing artistry in color grading, editing, sound, and visual effects in addition to special awards for Creativity & Innovation, industry contribution, and Engineering Excellence. Seth Hallen, HPA President, notes, “We look forward to the ...

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Japanese Broadcaster Streamlines Control Room Operations with Matrox Extio 3 IP KVMs

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Matrox Extio 3 drives optimized resource sharing and centralized management for Asahi Broadcasting Group Holdings Corporation  Headquartered in Osaka, Asahi Broadcasting Group Holdings Corporation (ABC) serves one of Japan’s most populous regions. ABC’s wide offering of news, sports, and informational TV programs means that the organization requires strict around-the-clock control room operations. In order to optimize resource sharing and better manage broadcast equipment during emergencies, ABC turned to Matrox® Extio™ 3 IP KVM extenders. With Extio 3, ABC is able to connect staff and equipment flexibly and efficiently. Searching for low-bitrate, multi-system control Before installing Extio 3 IP KVM extenders, ...

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Goldcrest Post Helps Filmmaker Elizabeth Unger Uncover the Evil of Jaguar Poaching in “Tigre Gente”

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NEW YORK CITY— Goldcrest Post recently provided post-production services for Tigre Gente, Director Elizabeth Unger’s deeply-affecting documentary feature about illicit jaguar trafficking. Senior Colorist Steve Beganyi worked with Unger to finalize the look of the film, which reveals how the Latin American animal is being hunted to extinction to satisfy illegal demand for its teeth and other artifacts in distant parts of the world. An award-winning photojournalist, filmmaker and contributor to National Geographic, Unger traveled to Bolivia’s vast Madidi National Park to accompany park ranger Marco Uzquiano and his colleagues as they tracked illegal hunters deep into the rainforest. In Hong ...

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Wooden Camera Accessories for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro Now Shipping

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July 22, 2021 (DALLAS) — Wooden Camera’s latest collection of kits and accessories for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro is now shipping. “The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro has an amazing form factor and incredible image quality at an impressive price point. We want to make camera operators’ lives easier by providing them with the best tools available to optimize their camera,” said Dominick Aiello, Senior Director of Accessories at Creative Solutions. Wooden Camera is offering individual accessory pieces starting at $99 as well as full kits starting at $847. Aiello goes on to say, “With our ...

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Tom Ford Online Promotions Streamed by Chuangyang Culture with Blackmagic Design Workflow

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Fremont, CA – July 22, 2021 – Blackmagic Design today announced that Shanghai based Chuangyang Culture provided live streaming services for international luxury brand Tom Ford using a Blackmagic Design live production workflow made up of URSA Broadcasts, ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K and DeckLink 4K SDI. The streams, which added up to 1,500 hours, with 12 hours per day on average, went smoothly without glitch, on Taobao Live, Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba’s live streaming platform, and managed to present the high image quality required by the client to represent its high end brand at a low data rate. Chuangyang Culture offers a variety of services ...

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Fender Implements Pocket Cinema Camera 6K and ATEM Mini Pro in New Hollywood Studio

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Fremont, CA – July 22, 2021 – Blackmagic Design today announced that leading musical instrument manufacturer Fender has outfitted its new studios with Pocket Cinema Camera 6Ks and ATEM Mini Pro live production switchers. The implementation comes as part of an in house production upgrade at Fender’s digital studio in Hollywood, Calif. to create a cinema quality, broadcast style ecosystem and remote workflow for its live streamed and prerecorded content. The bulk of production is focused on shooting lessons for the Fender Play® platform, the complete learning app for acoustic and electric guitar, bass and ukulele. Along with producing various spots and additional promotional material, ...

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2021 Rise Awards Entries Now Open

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July 21, 2021 Rise, the award-winning advocacy group for women in the broadcast media technology sector, is delighted to announce that entries are open for its annual Rise Awards with the introduction of three new categories, Company Award for Investment in Women, Influencer Award and Student Award. Submissions and nominations are encouraged from across the global broadcast media technology audience to showcase talent across the industry whether in a manufacturer, service provider, engineer or broadcaster role. The awards are free to enter and nominations will close on 01 September 2021. Currently, the awards will be held on 18 November as part of ...

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Cloud-Based Broadcast System Enables Akili Kids! to Stay On-Air, Educating Homebound Kids During Covid Lockdown

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July 21 2021 – Akili Kids! launched in Kenya on March 31, 2020, just weeks into the Covid 19 worldwide lockdown, and quickly became the most watched children’s channel in the country. Last month at the annual Kuza Broadcasting Awards ceremony, Akili Kids! received the Mzalendo Mkuu Award (Great Patriot Award) for airing educational TV content during the pandemic. What the founders of the Network could never have known in March of 2020 was just how timely and important their programming would be when Kenyan schools were shut down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With schools closed and national ...

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