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Yamaha’s CS-700 Wins AV Technology’s Best of Show Award at InfoComm 2017

June 23, 2017 | By
Yamaha’s CS-700 Wins AV Technology’s Best of Show Award at InfoComm 2017

Yamaha has announced that the Yamaha CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System was recognized with AV Technology’s Best of Show Award, honoring outstanding achievements in product development. “Between the collaboration efforts of Yamaha UC and Revolabs’ product development teams and engineering leadership, we have developed a solution that makes it easier and clearer to communicate... »

Blackmagic Design Ships Remote Bluetooth Camera Control App for URSA Mini Pro

June 23, 2017 | By
Blackmagic Design Ships Remote Bluetooth Camera Control App for URSA Mini Pro

Blackmagic Design has released Blackmagic Camera Control, a free iPad app that lets customers remotely control their URSA Mini Pro cameras via Bluetooth, along with Camera 4.4 Update for URSA Mini Pro cameras. The new Blackmagic Camera Control app is reportedly based on the open protocol for URSA Mini Pro cameras that Blackmagic Design demonstrated at NAB earlier... »

Calrec’s Brio Gives NESCom Students Hands-on Experience

June 22, 2017 | By
Calrec’s Brio Gives NESCom Students Hands-on Experience

Calrec Audio‘s Brio console is the newest piece of broadcast equipment available to students at Husson University’s New England School of Communications (NESCom) in Bangor, Maine. Together with NESCom’s existing Summa, Brio is giving students hands-on experience with industry-standard technology—to better prepare them for real-life broadcasting careers. “Calrec’s widespread presence in the broadcasting industry... »

SMPTE 2017 Bits by the Bay Conference Draws Sellout Crowd

June 22, 2017 | By
SMPTE 2017 Bits by the Bay Conference Draws Sellout Crowd

SMPTE has announced that its Washington DC Section’s 2017 Bits by the Bay conference, held May 24-25 in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, sold out—as it has since its inception in 2010—with nearly 150 registered attendees. “Bits by the Bay distinguishes itself from other major industry conferences by bringing technology advances down from the theoretical and development... »

Video of the Day: Legends of Tomorrow VFX Breakdown

June 21, 2017 | By
Video of the Day: <em>Legends of Tomorrow</em> VFX Breakdown

Crossover episode 207 of CW‘s Legends of Tomorrow, aptly named “Invasion!,” pits the legends (with some help from The Flash, Green Arrow and Supergirl) against aliens out to annihilate Earth. Check out how the aliens were made by Encore FX. »

The Look Behind Genius

June 21, 2017 | By
The Look Behind <em>Genius</em>

From acclaimed executive producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer comes this brilliant period television series that depicts Albert Einstein in his early years in the 1800’s, as well as his later years during the 1900’s. The National Geographic series known as Genius was created by Noah Pink and Kenneth Biller, which stars Geoffrey Rush,... »

New Pond5 Add-On for Adobe Premiere Pro

June 20, 2017 | By
New Pond5 Add-On for Adobe Premiere Pro

Pond5 has announced the availability of the Pond5 Add-on for Adobe Premiere Pro, a free plug-in available through the Adobe Premiere extension panel that makes millions of royalty-free HD and 4K video, as well as music and sound effects, immediately accessible from directly within the NLE. “When we designed the Pond5 add-on for Adobe Premiere... »

ADG Film Society Celebrates Bambi and Honors Legendary Artist Tyrus Wong

June 20, 2017 | By
ADG Film Society Celebrates <em>Bambi</em> and Honors Legendary Artist Tyrus Wong

The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque have announced that on Sunday, June 25, 2017, they will present Oscar-nominated animated classic Bambi (1942), to celebrate its 75th year, and Pamela Tom‘s 2017 documentary Tyrus, a film tribute to legendary artist Tyrus Wong. This event is part of the 2017 ADG Film Society Screening... »

Wearing the Truth with Tom Broecker, Costume Designer, Z: The Beginning of Everything

June 19, 2017 | By
Wearing the Truth with Tom Broecker, Costume Designer, <em>Z: The Beginning of Everything</em>

When executive producer and leading actress Christina Ricci first optioned Therese Anne Fowler‘s book, Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, she knew she wanted the best department heads to work on her Amazon series–titled, Z: The Beginning of Everything. After much research, it was Ricci’s true intention to clear up misconceptions about Fitzgerald’s storied... »

Firstcom Music Appoints Tom Vale to Key Role in Film & Television Licensing

June 19, 2017 | By
Firstcom Music Appoints Tom Vale to Key Role in Film & Television Licensing

FirstCom Music, a provider of music for film, broadcast and new media, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Vale as film & TV licensing manager. Vale joins the FirstCom Music team from Austin, Texas. He founded Frog Music Licensing in 2010 with the goal of connecting the singer songwriter talent found in... »

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VFX break down of Encore VFX's work on crossover episode 207 of CW's Legends of Tomorrow