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Video of the Day: “Intro to Kinehawk Nostromo” Kickstarter Video

February 23, 2017 | By

The Nostromo is a body worn, or vehicle mounted modular camera support and stabilization system. It interfaces with modern 3 axis gimbals like the Freefly Movi or DJI Ronin for “steadicam” like shots, and can also act as a simple camera support for heavier cameras like the Arri Alexa and Red Helium/ weapon/ epic/... »

The World of a Cinema Craft Celebrated at 2017 Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild Awards

February 23, 2017 | By
The World of a Cinema Craft Celebrated at 2017 Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild Awards

The 2017 Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild Awards, as others before it, served as a celebration of an entire craft in cinema. Much more than an awards show, the evening was, in truth, a gathering of the best in their area of the industry. For only one night, these artists, typically spread out around... »

Seventh Annual Sketch to Screen Costume Design Oscar Panel presented by Swarovski

February 22, 2017 | By

Teri Schwartz, dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT), one of the world’s most prominent academic institutions for entertainment and performing arts education, and professor Deborah Nadoolman Landis, founding director of UCLA TFT’s The David C. Copley Center for Costume Design, announced today the Seventh Annual Sketch to Screen... »

Nominations Announced for Location Managers Guild International Awards

February 22, 2017 | By

Nominees for the Location Managers Guild International ‘s (LMGI) 4th Annual Awards were announced today by LMGI president Eric Klosterman. The awards honor productions in feature films, television programs and commercials from around the globe, in which the creative use of filming locations enhances or helps to drive the storyline. The LMGI Awards also recognize... »

Fujifilm Launches New “MK” Series of Cinem Lenses

February 21, 2017 | By
Fujifilm Launches New “MK” Series of Cinem Lenses

The Optical Devices Division of Fujifilm has unveiled the MK Series of cinema lenses for E-mount cameras. The first in this series to be introduced, the FUJINON MK18-55mm T2.9, is a standard zoom with an 18-55mm focal length. It will be available in early March for $3,799. The next in the series, the FUJINON... »

Contender — The Visual Effects of The Jungle Book

February 21, 2017 | By
Contender — The Visual Effects of <em>The Jungle Book</em>

When director Jon Favreau agreed to take on Disney’s The Jungle Book, he knew that extensive computer animation would be utilized. The major question was how to integrate a live-action performer — ten-year-old Neel Sethi as Mowgli — with computer-animated animals, and talking ones, no less, per Rudyard Kipling’s original story. “In this case,... »

La La Land Sound Department

February 20, 2017 | By
<em>La La Land</em> Sound Department

2017’s Oscar front runner, La La Land, has employed thousands of craftspeople, technicians and artists to help flesh out director Damien Chazelle‘s vision of a Hollywood musical with a modern spin. Two such trusted teammates were sound designer and supervising sound editor, Ai Ling Lee and Mildred (Milly) Iatrou, supervising sound editor. According to... »

Golden Reel Awards: Hacksaw Ridge Wins Two Top Feature Film Honors

February 20, 2017 | By
Golden Reel Awards: Hacksaw Ridge Wins Two Top Feature Film Honors

Hacksaw Ridge captured Golden Reels for Best Sound Editing in Feature Film for both FX/Foley and Dialogue/ADR. Supervising sound editor Robert Mackenzie stated, “This film really is an example of the whole being greater than the sum of the parts. Everyone put in so much and it really shows.” La La Land garnered yet... »

53rd Annual CAS Awards: La La Land Scores Top Sound Mixing Honors

February 20, 2017 | By
53rd Annual CAS Awards: La La Land Scores Top Sound Mixing Honors

Racking up another win on its way to the Oscars next week, La La Land took home the Cinema Audio Society Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing Motion Picture – Live Action at the 53rd annual awards. Director Damien Chazelle was on hand to support his sound mixing team of Steven Morrow, CAS, Andy Nelson,... »

The Society of Camera Operators Spends a Night On The Other Side of the Lens

February 18, 2017 | By
The Society of Camera Operators Spends a Night On The Other Side of the Lens

This award season, at The Society of Camera Operators 2017 gala, the group wasn’t able to single out just one technical achievement of the year, but two. Held at Hollywood’s Loew’s Hotel in the upstairs ballroom, the black tie event not only celebrated mechanical advances in the industry, but honored recipients of lifetime achievement... »

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