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DP Alan Jacobsen Discusses Success of Max Menace for VH1 Divas: Unsilent Night

June 2021
DP Alan Jacobsen Discusses Success of Max Menace for <em>VH1 Divas: Unsilent Night</em>

DP Alan Jacobsen’s mantra is, “There’s a way to do this that will work.” The problem-solver loves the “tinker-toys aspect of filmmaking”. So, when he was brought on to shoot a segment of VH1 Divas: Unsilent Night, holiday special, starring some of music’s greatest performers, he welcomed the challenge. The scene featured four musical... »

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Cinema Audio Society Announces Timeline for 58th CAS Awards

June 2021
Cinema Audio Society Announces Timeline for 58th CAS Awards

The Cinema Audio Society (CAS) has announced the key dates and timeline for the 58th Annual CAS Awards, recognizing Outstanding Sound Mixing in film and television, Outstanding Products for Production and Post-Production, as well as the recipient of the CAS Student Recognition Award.  The live event will return on March 19, 2022, to the... »

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

Next PNYA Post Break Focuses on Virtual Production

June 2021
Next PNYA <em>Post Break</em> Focuses on Virtual Production

The next edition of Post Break, the free webinar series from Post New York Alliance (PNYA), will feature an in-depth interview with Brian Pohl, academic dean of Epic Games’ Unreal Fellowship and an expert in the expanding field of virtual production. Ben Baker, a partner in NextGen Production and chair of PNYA’s Education Committee,... »

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Posted in Community, Events, Featured, Visual FX |

An Exclusive Clip about Creating the Look for Dominic Cooke’s The Courier

June 2021
An Exclusive Clip about Creating the Look for Dominic Cooke’s <em>The Courier</em>

Earlier this year, Dominic Cooke‘s spy-thriller, The Courier, opened in theaters, and it’s now available on DVD, blu-ray and on Digital. In the movie, Benedict Cumberbatch plays British businessman Greville Wynne, who is recruited by a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan) and MI-6 to pass top secret documents with a Soviet officer named Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) in... »

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Posted in Featured, Film |

New ARRI Solutions Group Creates Innovative Mixed Reality Environments

June 2021
New ARRI Solutions Group Creates Innovative Mixed Reality Environments

ARRI announces the establishment of the ARRI Solutions Group. With this new organizational unit, the company, known for the manufacturing and rental of camera and lighting systems, lenses, and accessories, expands its offering of holistic solutions for the global film and television industry. The ARRI Solutions Group is focused on the design and engineering... »

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Posted in Featured, Gear, Postproduction, Television, Visual FX |

RSP Graduate Chelsea Mirus Finds Success in VFX in Sweden

June 2021
RSP Graduate Chelsea Mirus Finds Success in VFX in Sweden

Just five years after beginning her career in visual effects, Chelsea Mirus can point to some very impressive accomplishments. An Adelaide native, Chelsea trained at Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) in 2016 while working toward a Media Arts degree from the University of South Australia (UniSA). Moving quickly into a staff position as a VFX... »

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Posted in Featured, Postproduction, Visual FX |

MRMC Releases Entry-Level Bolt Mini Model Mover

May 2021
MRMC Releases Entry-Level Bolt Mini Model Mover

The latest high-speed robotic arm from Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC), a Nikon-owned company with over 50 years of expertise in motion control robotics for the film and entertainment industry, is a new entry-level machine allowing companies to enter the world of high-end motion control at previously unreachable price-points. Big on creativity, low on... »

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Posted in Camera, Gear, News |

Motion Impossible’s Innovative Virtual Production Suite Awarded Epic Games Mega Grant

May 2021
Motion Impossible’s Innovative Virtual Production Suite Awarded Epic Games Mega Grant

Motion Impossible has been awarded an Epic Mega Grant to help in the further development of its innovative new Virtual Production Suite (VPS), which is being developed to help camera operators and DPs around the world simulate scenes with the AGITO radio-controlled camera platform as part of pre-viz or tech-viz production processes. The Epic... »

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Posted in Camera, News, Postproduction, Visual FX |

2021Daytime Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

May 2021
2021Daytime Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

On Tuesday, May 25, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the nominees for the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, which will be presented June 25 on CBS and Paramount+. Over 40 categories will be awarded on the primetime show after the main show was divided up with the Daytime Children’s Programming... »

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Posted in Awards, Emmy Watch, Events, Featured, News, Television |

Small Axe Dominates 2021 BAFTA Television Crafts Awards

May 2021
<em>Small Axe</em> Dominates 2021 BAFTA Television Crafts Awards

On Monday, May 28, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the winners of the British Academy Television Craft Awards, celebrating the very best behind-the-scenes television talent of 2020. The ceremony was broadcast on BAFTA’s YouTube and Facebook channels, hosted by Gbemisola Ikumelo, co-written by Ikumelo and Akemnji Ndifornyen, and featured... »

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