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SETDECOR Shines the Spotlight on Dear Evan Hansen

September 2021
SETDECOR Shines the Spotlight on <em>Dear Evan Hansen</em>

Universal Pictures‘ movie adaptation of the award-winning Broadway musical, Dear Evan Hansen, just opened theatrically in North America, and SETDECOR, the magazine of the Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA), has posted another extensive interview with two of the members of the film’s art team, Set Decorator Lance Totten SDSA and Production Designer Beth Mickle. Totten says as introduction, “Much of... »

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Posted in Art Direction, Featured, Film, Production Design |

Adventurer, Filmmaker Renan Ozturk Uses Teradek RT Gear in Costa Rica Shoot

September 2021
Adventurer, Filmmaker Renan Ozturk Uses Teradek RT Gear in Costa Rica Shoot

Some of the world’s most spectacular views are best seen from halfway up a wall of rock. That’s a place where gear has to be reliable, whether it’s crucial safety equipment or the cameras that let the rest of us experience the same dizzying panorama. It’s also a familiar situation to alpinist Renan Ozturk,... »

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Posted in Camera, Featured, Film, Gear |

MTV Video Music Awards Relies on Motion Impossible AGITO Systems from JitaCam

September 2021
MTV Video Music Awards Relies on Motion Impossible AGITO Systems from JitaCam

Motion Impossible, the modular remote dolly systems and camera stabilizers manufacturer, is proud to announce that JitaCam, the North Salem, NY-based camera robotics supplier, with locations throughout the country, provided MTV Entertainment with four AGITO Trax systems for the live broadcast of the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Sunday, September 12, 2021, from... »

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Posted in Featured, Gear, Television |

American Society of Cinematographers Announces Dates for 36th Annual ASC Awards

September 2021
American Society of Cinematographers Announces Dates for 36th Annual ASC Awards

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the dates for its 36th Annual ASC Awards, which will be handed out on March 20, 2022. Recognizing excellence in cinematography, the ASC Awards honor the extraordinary work of directors of photography who have excelled in the art and craft of visual storytelling in feature films, episodics and documentaries. The... »

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Posted in Awards, Camera, Events, Featured, Film, News, Television |

Malditomaus Uses Fusion Studio for VFX on Horror Film Spiral

September 2021
Malditomaus Uses Fusion Studio for VFX on Horror Film <em>Spiral</em>

Blackmagic Design today announced that Argentinian animation and visual effects (VFX) studio Malditomaus used Fusion Studio VFX and motion graphic software on Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures’ critically acclaimed horror film Spiral: From the Book of Saw. A criminal mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in Spiral, the terrifying new chapter from the book... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, Postproduction, Visual FX |

Tiffen Introduces Lowel Ego LED Light to Improve Video Quality

September 2021
Tiffen Introduces Lowel Ego LED Light to Improve Video Quality

Tiffen has introduced the new Lowel EGO LED™ is a diverse lighting tool with professional output that is also a stylish desk light. Its soft output makes Ego a workhorse for moving or still content including portraits, tabletop and beauty work, while it is also instantly ready to provide pleasing lighting for today’s frequent streaming... »

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Posted in Camera, Featured, Gear, News |

Birds of Paradise DoP Shaheen Seth Relies on Cooke Optics S7/i Full Fame Prime Lenses

September 2021
<em>Birds of Paradise</em> DoP Shaheen Seth Relies on Cooke Optics S7/i Full Fame Prime Lenses

Just the word ‘ballet’ brings wonderful classic images to mind. To capture those images juxtaposed with the modern world for Birds of Paradise, director of photography Shaheen Seth relied on Cooke Optics S7/i Full Frame prime lenses for director Sarah Adina Smith, who not only adapted the A.K. Small novel for the screenplay, but also happens to be... »

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Posted in Camera, Featured, Film, Gear |

Atomos Announces Estelle McGechie as CEO

September 2021
Atomos Announces  Estelle McGechie as CEO

Atomos is very pleased to announce the appointment of its Chief Product Officer, Estelle McGechie, to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Estelle has a long history of working with the team at Atomos, since the first Atomos Ninja, the launch of Apple ProRes RAW, and the introduction of Timecode Systems for... »

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Matthews Claw Expands Rigging Options for Astera, T12 Tube Lights

September 2021
Matthews Claw Expands Rigging Options for Astera, T12 Tube Lights

Matthews Studio Equipment (MSE) has announced  the answer for safely mounting Astera Hyperion, Titan and Helios as well as T12 tube lights to standard grip equipment. The Claw is a new generation clamp, designed to solve real on-set issues, by Sci-Tech Award-winning Key Grip Richard Mall with gaffer Jeremy Launais and crafted by the team... »

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Posted in Camera, Featured, Film, Gear, News |

Cinema Audio Society to Bestow Its Career Achievement Award on Re-Recording Mixer Paul Massey

September 2021
Cinema Audio Society to Bestow Its Career Achievement Award on Re-Recording Mixer Paul Massey

The Cinema Audio Society (CAS) has announced that it will honor multiple CAS, Oscar®, and BAFTA winner, Sound Mixer Paul Massey CAS, with the Cinema Audio Society’s highest accolade, the CAS Career Achievement Award, to be presented at the 58th CAS Awards on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown – Wilshire Ballroom. CAS President Karol Urban announced... »

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Posted in Awards, Featured, Sound, Television |