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Academy Adds 7 New Members to Science and Technology Council

November 2020
Academy Adds 7 New Members to Science and Technology Council

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has added seven new members to its Science and Technology Council: Linda Borgeson, Lois Burwell, Teri E. Dorman, Greg Hedgepath, Ujwal Nirgudkar, Helen Packer and Amy Vincent have all accepted their invitations, bringing the Council’s 2020 – 2021 roster to 25 people. Borgeson is the Senior Vice President of Feature Post-Production at Disney Live... »

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Golf Channel Crews at Odds with Network over Proper COVID Testing

November 2020
Golf Channel Crews at Odds with Network over Proper COVID Testing

Crews covering the broadcast portions of the PGA and LPGA Tours are currently at odds with the Golf Channel due to the lack of testing for crew members compared to players and caddies, who are receiving rapid COVID testing before events. This has already led to a number of infections among broadcast crew who require travel... »

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Posted in Featured, News, Television |

Gods of Mars Becomes First Feature Film to Embrace Virtual Production

November 2020
<em>Gods of Mars</em> Becomes First Feature Film to Embrace Virtual Production

It’s very likely you’ve been hearing a lot in recent months about  “virtual production,” a way that television shows have been creating real-time VFX environments using Unreal Engine technology. A few months back, Below the Line spoke to  Production Designer James Pearse Connely, who specializes in such production, while VFX companies like MELS and Pixomondo have either built or are in the process... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, News, Visual FX |

Post New York Alliance Member Companies Create P-Valley‘s Mississippi Setting

November 2020
Post New York Alliance Member Companies Create <em>P-Valley</em>‘s Mississippi Setting

Although the Starz series P-Valley is set in the fictional town of Chucalissa, Mississippi, the editorial and post-production for the first 8-episode season of the popular series took place in New York with a number of Post New York Alliance (PNYA) member companies involved in that process. Those companies include Goldcrest Pro, HARBOR, Technicolor PostWorks, Foley specialist Alchemy Post Sound and The Molecule for VFX. P-Valley is... »

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Posted in Editing, Featured, News, Postproduction, Television |

MTI Film Opens High-Capacity Data Center in Hollywood to Support Editors

November 2020
MTI Film Opens High-Capacity Data Center in Hollywood to Support Editors

MTI Film has opened its high-speed, high-capacity data center in Hollywood in order to support television editing teams working remotely. The MTI Remote Center allows editors to havededicated connections to remote workstations and a shared storage environment that allows them to edit and conduct routine editorial operations as they would while sharing editing facilities. Currently, the site is... »

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Cooke Optics Hosting DOP Roulette at EnergaCamerimage on November 20

November 2020
Cooke Optics Hosting <em>DOP Roulette</em> at EnergaCamerimage on November 20

Optics is hosting an experimental newworking event called DOP Roulette next Friday, November 20, between 10AM and noon Pacific, as part of this year’s virtual EnergaCAMERIMAGE. Hosted by comic actor and impressionist Anil Desai in the Cooke Virtual Casino, a roulette wheel will be spun and you’ll end up in a small group setting for conversation with one of the... »

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Posted in Camera, Featured, News |

11th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Honors Quincy Jones with Icon Award

November 2020
11th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Honors Quincy Jones with Icon Award

The Guild of Music Supervisors has announced their 11th Annual Icon Award honoree – record producer, composer, and songwriter, Quincy Jones.  The Icon Award was created to celebrate those who have legendary contributions to the music and film industry. Previous recipients of the Icon Award include Burt Bacharach, Kenny Loggins, and Marc Shaiman. Quincy will... »

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Posted in Awards, Featured, Music |

Rotolight Introduces The Titan X1

November 2020
Rotolight Introduces The Titan X1

Award-winning British LED lighting company Rotolight, has announced the Titan X1; a pioneering LED that reinvents the 1×1 light. Providing best-in-class power alongside an innovative feature-set, Titan X1 is ideal for both studio and location. Featuring the world’s first electronic diffusion technology, SmartSoft, control diffusion, focus and spread without the need for gels, whilst... »

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EditShare Connects With Clear Cut Group

November 2020
EditShare Connects With Clear Cut Group

EditShare, a technology leader that specializes in collaboration, security, and intelligent storage solutions, has announced that leading UK post-production house Clear Cut Group, comprising of Clear Cut Pictures, The Edit Store and Clear Cut Nations and Regions, has made the decision to place EditShare’s next generation media storage EFS at the center of their... »

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Posted in Editing, Featured, Postproduction |

Black Box Introduces 4K Desktop KVM Switch for Dual Video Signals

November 2020
Black Box Introduces 4K Desktop KVM Switch for Dual Video Signals

Today, technology solutions provider Black Box announced its KVD200-2H 4K HDMI dual-head desktop KVM switch for professionals that need to control two computers with a single keyboard and mouse. It’s ideally usable for those who require “convenient, cost-effective control over multiple computers with flawless performance.” The diversity of inputs provides support for most modern and advanced video... »

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