Gear

Bexel Introduces Clarity 800 Camera for Live Production

Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions, a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services, has unveiled the Bexel Clarity 800 camera, the world’s first miniature, high-frame-rate (HFR) point-of view camera for live production. Building on its experience in live broadcast, Bexel developed the Clarity 800 camera system to meet sports and event producers’ increasing demand for high-quality, real-time HFR video. “Our own experiences supporting customers’ demanding production requirements — from the court to […]

Community

Whitehouse Post Expands London Editorial Roster with Three New Hires, Promotion

Editorial company Whitehouse Post adds to its London roster by welcoming three new editors and promoting one from within. Among the editors joining the Whitehouse London office is Patric Ryan, who arrives at the company after a decade at Marshall Street Editors. During his career, Ryan has infused his editorial craft into spots for Johnnie Walker and Strongbow, both helmed by acclaimed director Fredrik Bond, as well as campaigns for H&M, […]

Animation

Oscars 2017: Moonlight Becomes Them

One could write about the just-concluded Oscars from a Below the Line standpoint — the lack of La La Land tsunami, for example, and the interesting spread of awards — or from an Above the Line vantage, talking about the remarkable Mahershala Ali being the first Muslim actor to ever win an Oscar, for example, but really, there’s only one story in 2017 Academy Awards reporting now. And that came […]

Awards

Packed House Sees Vitality of Screen Makeup/Hairstyling in Oscar Symposium

At the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on February 25, a full house witnessed the importance of cinema makeup artistry and hairstyling brilliance to the overall success of a film. Indeed, three wholly disparate projects were presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Makeup Branch governors Kathryn Blondell, Lois Burwell, and Leonard Engelman, each revealing a different aspect of makeup craftsmanship, but all equally relevant in its […]

Awards

August Wilson’s Widow Constanza Romero-Wilson Speaks about Oscar-Winner Fences

Adapted by writer August Wilson from his own play, the screenplay for Fences attracted key cast members from the Broadway revival, most notably star-director Denzel Washington and Best Supporting Actress winner at the 2017 Oscars, Viola Davis. In an emotional acceptance speech, Davis recounted her days with her siblings portraying various characters at her home, initiating a journey which has led to this latest Oscar. Her stirring performance in Fences […]

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Complete List of 2017 Oscar Winners

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE WINNER CASEY AFFLECK Manchester by the Sea NOMINEES ANDREW GARFIELD Hacksaw Ridge RYAN GOSLING La La Land VIGGO MORTENSEN Captain Fantastic DENZEL WASHINGTON Fences ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE WINNER MAHERSHALA ALI Moonlight NOMINEES JEFF BRIDGES Hell or High Water LUCAS HEDGES Manchester by the Sea DEV PATEL Lion MICHAEL SHANNON Nocturnal Animals ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE WINNER EMMA STONE La La Land NOMINEES […]

Awards

Moonlight Shines at the Film Independent Spirit Awards

Moonlight, swept top honors at the 32nd Film Independent Spirit Award picking up Best Feature, Best Director and Best Screenplay. In accepting his accolades for the 1.5 million dollar film, director Barry Jenkins not only credited his cast, but also his crew, saying he shared the award with “anybody who’s on the call sheet.” Indicating the trophy he continued, “This thing on the stage has my name on it, but […]

Awards

The Beverly Hilton Gets Ready to Wrap with the Costume Designers Guild Awards

The Costume Designers Guild helped wrap up the Beverly Hilton’s “kudos season” with the 19th edition of their own award show, hosted by Mandy Moore from This Is Us. Tea leave watchers will note that the casual, colorful, pulled-out-of-a-bohemian’s-closet (yet always form fitting) threads worn in La La Land won the excellence in contemporary film prize for Mary Zophres, who is nominated for an Oscar for that same work, as […]

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Camera

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

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/ dragon/ scarlet.

Awards

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 the world working with the top actors in the business, honored both each other and their […]