Sundance’s “The 4th” Created with Blackmagic Design Cameras and DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio

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Sundance’s “The 4th” Created with Blackmagic Design Cameras and DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio
(Fremont, California–February 10, 2016) Blackmagic Design announced today the Sundance hit film “The 4th” was shot using a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF, and was graded with DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio. The film by director and writer Andre Hyland was shot by DPs Shane Bruce Johnston and Charles J. Gibson and color graded by Mark Todd Osborne at MTO ColorData.

“The 4th” is a comedy that tells the story of a slacker named Jamie who tries to make his way through the Fourth of July while dealing with chain of bad luck and escalating situations. It’s the first full length film by Hyland, who won Sundance acclaim for his 2014 short film “Funnel.” Also starring Hyland, the film explores how a chance encounter can completely change a day’s course of events through the lens of a slacker comedy.

The Editors’ Lounge Channel Presents “How Color Grading Can Help Storytelling By Enhancing Or Changing A Mood”
(Burbank, California–February 10, 2016) Have you ever wondered why some movies or TV shows leave you feeling inspired while others have less emotional impact? Often it’s because of that little-discussed area of the post-production craft that few people think about—the art of color grading. The subconscious impact of creative color grading can be substantial, while its absence can be devastating, robbing content of its emotional punch.

In the new educational video from the The Editors’ Lounge Channel, veteran colorist and founder of Burbank-based AlphaDogs, Terence Curren, shows the importance color grading plays in storytelling. Whether it’s a gritty drama, cheerful rom-com, or moody horror movie, color grading is the key to making great stories come alive.

AJA Introduces Mini-Connect: Network Interface Box for Multiple AJA Mini-Converters
Mini-Connect extends access to powerful AJA control software across the network
(Amsterdam, The Netherlands–February 9, 2016) AJA Video Systems today announced Mini-Connect, a small device with four USB connections and a built-in web server providing network control of up to four different AJA ROI scan converters simultaneously from anywhere, using any standard web browser.

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