Lightstorm Entertainment Uses Blackmagic Design Products During Production of Avatar Sequels

Blackmagic Design has announced that James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment used an array of Blackmagic products, including the Teranex AV, Smart Videohub 40×40 12G, ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and more for their recent work during production for the Avatar sequels. The Teranex AV, one of their more simple products, allowed for a hybrid HD 24fps/4K 48fps workflow onset.           The need to view live feeds from multiple […]


EditShare & Adobe Collaboration Enables Remote Production and Group Editing Workflows

EditShare, a technology leader that specializes in secure media management, collaboration and intelligent storage solutions for video content creators, continues its collaboration with Adobe to enhance end-to-end remote production and collaborative editing workflows. Creating a user experience from individual storytellers to enterprise workgroups, the integrated solution of EditShare with Adobe connects editing workflows into a wider media ecosystem with metadata tracking and workflow automation to simplify storytelling, whether on-premise, in […]


Cine Gear Expo LA Returning 2021

In an effort to keep all attendees and exhibitors from the spread of the COVID-19, CineGear has decided to cancel the 2020 LA CineGear Expo. Since March, they have been monitoring all mandates from officials concerning public safety, but there is too much uncertainty for CineGear to feel comfortable rescheduling for this year. In the coming weeks, CineGear will be reaching out about monies paid. To view the official letter, […]


Quixote Studio Store: Go-To Source For Production Industry PPE

The Quixote Studio Store – a company that supplies facilities, vehicles, and equipment for production – has become a go-to source for Production Industry PPE. Face masks, disposable gloves, hand sanitizer, sanitizing sprays and solutions are all available on the online studio store to help keep production safe and sanitary.           Quixote’s vehicle and equipment rental departments are partially open to offer contact-less pick-up and delivery, […]


ARRI Celebrates Ten Years of ALEXA Digital Camera System

Used on countless productions and by some of the world’s top filmmakers, the ARRI ALEXA camera system celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. With a highly upgradeable system architecture, the ALEXA has evolved through software updates and hardware upgrades to keep pace with the industry’s rapidly changing needs. Since the camera’s original launch, and in collaboration with filmmakers, ARRI has continued to release new models and software updates in order […]


Musical Themes in Home Before Dark

Home Before Dark is an Apple TV+ original series based on the real-life events of journalist Hilde Lysiak. The show follows 9-year-old Hilde Lisko (Brooklynn Prince) as she investigates a cold case about a missing child whom was childhood friends with her father. Creators Dana Fox and Dara Resnik trusted composer Nathan Lanier to capture the essence of Hilde through the score to portray a tonal balance of childlike wonder, […]


Rising Sun Pictures: 25 Years of Creating Movie Magic

Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), a visual effects studio, has recently marked its 25th anniversary of producing work for more than 150 motion picture and series productions, including some of the most popular and critically-acclaimed films of the past two decades. RSP’s work has been honored with Visual Effects Society (VES) and Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts (AACTA) awards as well as contributing to Oscar and BAFTA winning films. In recent years, the studio has been called on […]

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Industry-Wide White Paper Guidelines for Restarting Film & TV Production

The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee’s task force on the safe resumption of film and TV production expects to have the final draft of a White Paper completed in a week or two for delivery to government officials and public health authorities. According to a recently published story by Deadline, the document is still under review by the representatives of the major studios, unions and guilds. This joint collaborative effort will produce guidelines […]

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The IATSE Endorses Joe Biden for President of the United States

On Monday, the IATSE’s General Executive Board voted unanimously to extend its endorsement to Former Vice President Joe Biden for President of the United States. Biden has an extensive record and history of fighting for workers’ rights and working families, and he also expresses concern about the welfare of behind-the-scenes entertainment workers. Recently, the Biden campaign hosted an unemployment town hall on how COVID-19 is specifically impacting entertainment workers. Members […]


Matthews & Delaware Print House: T-Shirt Sales Profits to Heroes at Saint Joe’s Medical Center

Matthews Studio Equipment is donating profits from the sales of their most requested t-shirts to raise funds for vitally needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontline COVID-19 healthcare workers. Long-time supporters of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, Matthews has pledged to donate all profits from the sought-after garments to the Heroes at Saint Joe’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund. Since the Matthews University Instagram series launched, viewers […]