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Set Decorators Society Announces 2020 SDSA Television Nominees

June 2021
Set Decorators Society Announces 2020 SDSA Television Nominees

The Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) announced the nominations for its first SDSA Television Awards 2020 via a video announcement from SDSA Executive Director Gene Cane and Board of Directors Member JoAnn Vara at Astek. The nominees were chosen by the over 600 members of the group, celebrating excellence in the art of Set Decoration & Design... »

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Posted in Art Direction, Awards, Events, Featured, Nominations, Television |

Women in Media Partners with Television City for CAMERAderie Initiative

June 2021
Women in Media Partners with Television City for CAMERAderie Initiative

Television City, the iconic media campus owned and operated by an affiliate of Hackman Capital Partners (HCP), announced today a partnership with Women in Media (WIM) and its CAMERAderie Initiative to conduct a training program for women seeking below-the-line production jobs. Participants in the new program will be taught on-set technical skills, virtually and... »

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Posted in Camera, Featured, News |

ASG Unveils Virtual Production Control Room

June 2021
ASG Unveils Virtual Production Control Room

Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading media technology and engineering firm, today announced its Virtual Production Control Room, a remote production service powered by Google Cloud that allows real-time, broadcast-quality coverage of live events and other programming. In contrast to all-in-one solutions, ASG’s VPCR uses cloud-based production tools from several established industry vendors to... »

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Posted in Gear, News, Postproduction |

Ncam Launches Mk2 Connection Box for Real-Time Camera Tracking

June 2021
Ncam Launches Mk2 Connection Box for Real-Time Camera Tracking

Today, Ncam announces the immediate availability of its new Mk2 Connection Box, a lightweight and silent production device that enables filmmakers, broadcasters and more to link Ncam’s advanced camera tracking bar to any compatible server, locally or remotely. By eliminating the need to attach a server directly to the camera, the Mk2 Connection Box... »

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Posted in Camera, Gear, News |

Cinematographer Adrian Peng Correia Shines a Cooke Lens on Kevin Can F**k Himself

June 2021
Cinematographer Adrian Peng Correia Shines a Cooke Lens on <em>Kevin Can F**k Himself </em>

In the comedic dual worlds of Kevin Can F**k Himself, coming to AMC in the summer of 2021, cinematographer Adrian Peng Correia relied on Cooke Optics S7/i Full Frame prime lenses for the striking visual voice of reality as opposed to the surreal world of the 4-camera sitcom world. Kevin Can F**k Himself is... »

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Posted in Camera, Featured, Gear |

PNYA’s Post Break to Discuss The Ripple Effect with ETC’s Erik Weaver

June 2021
PNYA’s <em>Post Break</em> to Discuss <em>The Ripple Effect</em> with ETC’s Erik Weaver

The next edition of Post Break, the free webinar series from the Post New York Alliance (PNYA), will host Erik Weaver, from the Entertainment Technology Center@the University of Southern California (ETC), for an in-depth look at The Ripple Effect, a new live-action, sci-fi short film designed to test-cutting edge virtual production technologies and remote... »

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Posted in Community, Events, Featured, Postproduction |

Dave Grohl’s Rock Doc What Drives Us Shoots with Blackmagic Design

June 2021
Dave Grohl’s Rock Doc <em>What Drives Us</em> Shoots with Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design today announced that What Drives Us, the new documentary by David Grohl of the Foo Fighters, was shot using a variety of Blackmagic Design cameras. This included using URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 and Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to capture interviews with some of rock’s biggest icons, including Ringo Star, Steven Tyler,... »

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Francis Kenny, ASC Keeps Action High on S.W.A.T. with Bolt 4K Max

June 2021
Francis Kenny, ASC Keeps Action High on <em>S.W.A.T.</em> with Bolt 4K Max

CBS mega-hit S.W.A.T. has always been fast-moving—on air and on set. Shot on multiple stages at Santa Clarita Studios and diverse locations throughout the Los Angeles area, the series averages 100 set-ups per day. Giving life to the adrenalin-pumping storylines has always been a creative feat for accomplished cinematographer Francis Kenny, ASC (Justified, Heathers,... »

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MCU Editor Jeffrey Ford, ACE, Joins Manhattan Edit Workshop as Artist in Residence

June 2021
MCU Editor Jeffrey Ford, ACE, Joins Manhattan Edit Workshop as Artist in Residence

Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge, online digital-training destination for post-production specialists and content creators is proud to announce the upcoming Artist in Residence for the June 21st class will be the immensely talented editor Jeffrey Ford, ACE. Ford was born in Novato, California.  He attended high school in Troutdale, Oregon and graduated from... »

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Posted in Community, Editing, Featured, Film, News, Postproduction |

DoP Alexander Hackinger Highlights Cooke S4/i Lenses in Meet Your Master Series

June 2021
DoP Alexander Hackinger Highlights Cooke S4/i Lenses in <em>Meet Your Master</em> Series

DoP Alexander Hackinger has brought a cinematic yet intimate ambience to the Meet Your Master German series of inspirational and entertaining online courses with the use of Cooke S4/i prime lenses and ARRI Amira and Alexa Mini cameras. Produced by Wolff Brothers, Meet Your Master is an online education platform enabling viewers to sign up... »

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