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Back to Work: Deon Taylor, Jurassic World Find New Ways Into Pandemic Production

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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Back to Work: Deon Taylor, <em>Jurassic World</em> Find New Ways Into Pandemic Production

Over the weekend, NBC News published an enlightening piece on how shows are starting to get back into production with a few tales from two of the productions that have stepped forward as pioneers in the effort. Filmmaker Deon Taylor (The Intruder) wrote a script for a movie called Don’t Fear, which takes place... »

SOC Offers Its Members Health and Well-Being Classes via Zoom

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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Found in: Camera, Crafts, Featured
SOC Offers Its Members Health and Well-Being Classes via Zoom

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) and its Education Committee continues to support the membership, offering two live Zoom events in order to help its members improve their health and well-being during these trying times. The Zoom sessions will take place on Thursday mornings, August 13 and August 20, at 11AM Pacific Time. The... »

Matthews Introduces Gobo Plate Mounting Adaptor

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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Matthews Introduces Gobo Plate Mounting Adaptor

Matthews Studio Equipment has introduced its new Gobo Plate™, a versatile mounting adapter to help solve real world issues with a quick, practical and inexpensive solution for attaching grip equipment, both on set and on location. The mounting adaptor came to be when professional photographer Mike Bradley would frequently need an overhead beam in his studio... »

Carl Laemmle Doc Reveals the Heroism of Universal Pictures’ Founder

Monday, August 10, 2020
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Found in: Direction, Featured, Film
<i>Carl Laemmle</i> Doc Reveals the Heroism of Universal Pictures’ Founder

When Carl Laemmle founded Universal Pictures in 1912, one of Hollywood’s longest running and most powerful studios was launched, with their land, Universal City, being dedicated three years later in the San Fernando Valley. Laemmle presided over the studio and facilities until 1936 when he lost everything—the production, distribution, and exhibition enterprise, plus the... »

California’s SeaCoast Grace Church Uses For-A Video Switcher For Remote Broadcasting

Monday, August 10, 2020
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California’s SeaCoast Grace Church Uses For-A Video Switcher For Remote Broadcasting

As everyone tries to find new ways of doing everyday things during the COVID-19 pandemic, SeaCoast Grace Church in Cypress, California, has turned to local manufacturer FOR-A and its HVS-490 HANABI video switcher in order to continue regular services, classes and meetings via livestreams. Under normal circumstances, the nondenominational church might bring in almost 4,000 people every weekend,... »

Brightline Expands LED SeriesONE for Studio Lights

Monday, August 10, 2020
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Brightline Expands LED SeriesONE for Studio Lights

Pennsylvania-based Brightline has announced that it has upgraded its L1.2 and L1.4 LED SeriesOne studio light fixtures with variable color temperature and improved color rendering. The fixtures will now be available with optimal wireless DMX/RDM control to provide bidirectional RF signal distribution between the transmitter and lighting console. This effectively eliminates the need for DMX... »

Argonon Expands with New West Coast U.S. Base and Changes For Leopard USA

Monday, August 10, 2020
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Argonon Expands with New West Coast U.S. Base and Changes For Leopard USA

Argonon, the supergroup of seven independent production companies, is expanding its U.S. operations with a new West Coast base, while appointing Lindsay Schwartz (pictured), former senior VP of development at Story Street, as chief creative officer for its Leopard USA production banner. At the same time, Argonon has launched Argonon USA to help grow the company’s visibility in North America with new acquisitions... »

Below the Line Launches Production Listings App!

Monday, August 10, 2020
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<em>Below the Line</em> Launches <em>Production Listings</em> App!

Below the Line Production Listings is proud to introduce our latest update – a full App version. It’s free to try and because you were a Subscriber in the past we’ll give you a free week if you want to see all the latest projects. No credit card needed. Couple quick notes: Cell phone... »

NHL Returning with Animated Graphics from Undefined Creative

Friday, August 7, 2020
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NHL Returning with Animated Graphics from Undefined Creative

Hockey fans who have been waiting patiently for the abridged season to continue and wrap-up will have a very different experience when the NHL (National Hockey League) returns with the Stanley Cup Qualifiers and Playoffs this month. Instead of fans in the seats around the ice, the players will instead be surrounded by a mix of audio, lighting and video, including... »

Scandalous Documentary Dissects the National Enquirer Phenomenon

Friday, August 7, 2020
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<em>Scandalous</em> Documentary Dissects the <em>National Enquirer</em> Phenomenon

When Generoso Pope, Jr. purchased the newspaper The New York Enquirer in 1952, ostensibly with an interest-free $75,000 loan from mob boss Frank Costello, events were set in motion for the evolution of a world-renowned tabloid, known since 1954 as The National Enquirer. Enter director Mark Landsman, who claimed that “the story found me,”... »

Gary Land Films Hockey Tape Commercial Spot on iPhone

Friday, August 7, 2020
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Found in: Camera, Commercials, Crafts, Featured
Gary Land Films <em>Hockey Tape</em> Commercial Spot on iPhone

Some might be wondering if Apple is planning a new iPhone launch (or at least a new marketing campaign) soon due to the amount of content being shot with iPhones right now. The latest is a new “Shot on iPhone” commercial called Hockey Tape, directed by Gary Land of GLP Creative. The spot, which you can... »

Society of Camera Operators Offers Back to Work Zoom Discussion

Friday, August 7, 2020
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Society of Camera Operators Offers Back to Work Zoom Discussion

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) has announced that it will conduct a two-hour Zoom session on Sunday, August 9 at 11AM PT to talk about the “new normal” of how productions will be resuming and how the necessary changes to prevent the spread of COVID might affect the operators. Participants will include SOC... »

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