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AES Coordinating 2021 Convention with NAB Show, Taking Place in Vegas in October ’21

November 18, 2020 | By
AES Coordinating 2021 Convention with NAB Show, Taking Place in Vegas in October ’21

The lack of in-person trade shows in 2020 has forced a lot of the regular shows to go virtual, but there seems to be hope that things will return to normal sometime in 2021, and two of the larger conventions will now be teaming up to present one giant megashow in Las Vegas in... »

Academy Adds 7 New Members to Science and Technology Council

November 17, 2020 | By
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... »

Golf Channel Crews at Odds with Network over Proper COVID Testing

November 17, 2020 | By
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... »

Gods of Mars Becomes First Feature Film to Embrace Virtual Production

November 16, 2020 | By
<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... »

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

November 16, 2020 | By
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... »

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

November 16, 2020 | By
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... »

Over the Weekend 11/16/20: Bosch Delays, Netflix Series Renewal and More Production News

November 16, 2020 | By
Over the Weekend 11/16/20: <em>Bosch</em> Delays, Netflix Series Renewal and More Production News

  We hope everyone had a good weekend. Sadly, we have to start this week’s “Over the Weekend” with more sad news about production delays due to COVID, as the seventh and final season of Amazon Studio‘s Bosch has shut down production for a week due to a positive COVID test, according to Deadline. The shutdown on... »

End of the Week Production Notes 11/13/20: Reagan Production Resumes, Schwarzenegger Teams with Netflix and More News

November 13, 2020 | By
End of the Week Production Notes 11/13/20: <em>Reagan</em> Production Resumes, Schwarzenegger Teams with Netflix and More News

It’s been another week where production and project greenlights seem to be picking up even while the country otherwise seems to be shutting down with new restrictions and policies put in place as COVID-19 cases continue to increase.  As of now, there are only two major studio theatrical releases still on the schedule for 2020: Universal/DreamWorks... »

Cooke Optics Hosting DOP Roulette at EnergaCamerimage on November 20

November 13, 2020 | By
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... »

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

November 11, 2020 | By
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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