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Below The Line‘s Summer Movie Preview

It can be easy to let yourself get wrapped up in the big summer blockbusters about interstellar battles and super heroics, but lets not forget some of the smaller movies that will be coming out in the follow months. Below The Line has compiled a small list, a fraction really, of some of the films heading to cinemas soon.   Rupture   Theatrical, VOD & Digital Release: April 28, 2017 Director: Steven […]

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RTI Expands Catalogue with AD-16x Audio Matrix Switcher

RTI has announced the availability of the all-new AD-16x 16×16 audio matrix switcher. Part of RTI’s lineup of audio distribution products, the AD-16x seamlessly integrates into the RTI ecosystem. “From the latest digital streamers to older iPod docks, the AD-16x can accommodate all of today’s audio sources, as well as tomorrow’s,” said Mike Everett, vice president of global sales, RTI. “This, combined with 16 output zones and the power of the RTI ecosystem, […]

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Vicon Launches New Motion Capture Software Shōgun at FMX 2017

Vicon has announced that it will launch its new VFX motion capture software, Shōgun at FMX 2017 (booth #2.3). Capitalizing on over 30 years of motion capture experience and years of research and development, Shōgun aims to offer the entertainment industry a new level of efficiency and quality. Reportedly designed from the ground up and based on feedback from the industry and customers alike, Shōgun’s new feature set delivers real time […]

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NAB 2017, Part 1: Chimera-ing in the Desert Heat

Distances can be deceiving in the lights of Vegas; you might think you’re going to take a quick walk to the resort hotel next door, only to find it’s a half mile away, especially once you factor in all the twists and turns of the walkways along the Strip, deliberately careening into hotel lobbies, etc. Distances have also been deceiving at NAB, or perhaps they’re simply being reconsidered. Things like […]

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Jogger adds Yoko Lytle as Senior Producer

Cut+Run‘s sister company Jogger has announced that Yoko Lytle will join their team as senior producer. Lytle brings a wealth of experience to her role at the visual effects and finishing company, located within Cut+Run’s New York studio. Lytle began her career working in London on independent features and in post-production. During that time, Lytle also worked for various production companies at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival and became a member of BAFTA. […]

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Leaders From Tech and Entertainment Worlds Come Together for SMPTE ETCA Conference

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, will attempt to bridge the worlds of Silicon Valley and Hollywood with its Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference, May 8-9 at the Microsoft Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View, California. During this year’s conference, titled “Redefining the Entertainment Experience,” experts and executives from leaders […]

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Ben Affleck & Pixar Filmmakers Honored by Ed Asner & Autism Society at 1st Annual Autfest Film Festival

Oscar-winning actor Ben Affleck, Pixar filmmakers Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera, AutFest founder Matt Asner and several filmmakers were honored for their filmmaking contributions to autism awareness ‘from spectrum to screen’ at the 1st Annual AutFest International Film Festival (April 22-23) in Orange, California. Seven-time Emmy winner and autism advocate Ed Asner presented Affleck with the AutFest Awareness Award at the festival’s closing reception at Café Tu Tu Tango. Prior […]

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Zylight and Chimera Provide Electronic ‘Active Diffusion’ Technology at NAB 2017

Zylight, a manufacturer of LED lighting products, and Chimera Lighting have announced that they have partnered to manufacture and distribute Active Diffusion, Zylight’s patented electronic diffusion technology. Built into a flexible LCD screen, the new Active Diffusion filter reportedly produces adjustable levels of diffusion, so there is no need to change diffusion gels. Active Diffusion will debut this week at the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev., and will be demonstrated […]

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Gregory Plotkin, Editor of Get Out

Why does the word “horror” movie have a stigma attached to it and what is truly scary in the modern age? Is the horror genre classified as subpar because the movies were originally low budget and could be made quickly, under the aegis of the prolific, but largely unsung Roger Corman, who gave Francis Ford Coppola, Joe Dante, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron and Jack Nicholson (just to name a few), […]