Browse Articles by Staff

Local 600, 700 Put on a Car-Painting Drive-Thru Event to Support IATSE Strike Vote on Saturday

October 2021
Local 600, 700 Put on a Car-Painting Drive-Thru Event to Support IATSE Strike Vote on Saturday

On Saturday, October 2, a car-painting drive-thru event will take place in the parking lots for Local 600, the International Cinematographers Guild, and Local 700, the Motion Picture Editors Guild, from 11am to 6pm PDT. They are located across the street from one another at 7755 and 7715 Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles. The two locals... »

Tags: ,
Posted in Featured, Film, News, Television |

SETDECOR Invites Us Into James Wan’s Malignant

October 2021
SETDECOR Invites Us Into James Wan’s <em>Malignant</em>

James Wan’s Malignant has been out in theaters for a spell in North America and SETDECOR, the magazine of the Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA), has posted an extensive interview with Set Decorator Jennifer Gentile, SDSA. If you haven’t yet seen the polarizing film yet and are worried about spoilers, don’t be. Editor Karen Burg has got you covered... »

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

Matthews Launches Veeboxx Soft Box Enclosure for Astera 40″ Titan Tube

October 2021
Matthews Launches Veeboxx Soft Box Enclosure for Astera 40″ Titan Tube

As mentioned in our coverage of Cine Gear Expo 2020 earlier this week, Matthews Studio Equipment introduced its Veeboxx™, at the show. It’s a portable soft box enclosure that works with The Claw by Matthews to quickly transform the Astera 40” Titan tube into a diffused lighting source. The Claw & VeeBoxx form a safe,... »

Tags: ,
Posted in Camera, Featured, Gear, News |

SMPTE Hollywood to Host Expert Panel on Drones

September 2021
SMPTE Hollywood to Host Expert Panel on Drones

SMPTE Hollywood will offer a revealing glimpse into the state of drone technology and artistry at its October virtual meeting.  A panel of experts in the use of drones in film and television production will discuss the latest advances and future innovations in airborne camera systems. In the span of just a few years,... »

Tags: ,
Posted in Camera, Events, Featured, Gear |

ADG 800 Board of Directors Also Supports Strike Authorization

September 2021
ADG 800 Board of Directors Also Supports Strike Authorization

On Friday, Sept. 24, the Board of Directors for the Art Directors Guild (ADG, Local 800) also voted unanimously on a resolution to support the IATSE call to vote for a strike authorization, joining two of the other locals that make up IATSE You can read the entire resolution by ADG below: “Whereas, the IATSE International Bargaining Committee... »

Tags: ,
Posted in Featured, Film, News, Television |

New Update from IATSE Leaders, Strike Authorization Gets Support from Set Decorators

September 2021
New Update from IATSE Leaders, Strike Authorization Gets Support from Set Decorators

It’s been relatively quiet this week leading up to Friday’s vote for a strike authorization from IATSE in response to AMPTP refusing to respond to the labor union’s most recent proposal for a Basic Agreement contract, but IATSE President Matthew Loeb and other IATSE leaders released a Statement on Tuesday afternoon, suggesting its members vote “Yes”... »

Tags: ,
Posted in Featured, Film, News, Television |

Visual Effects Society Announces Special 2021 Honorees, Including New Honorary Member James Cameron

September 2021
Visual Effects Society Announces Special 2021 Honorees, Including New Honorary Member James Cameron

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced the Society’s newest Honorary Members, VES Fellows and inductees into the VES Hall of Fame.  The honorees and Hall of Fame inductees will be celebrated at a special event this Fall.  Visionary filmmaker James Cameron and CG pioneer Gary Demos were named Honorary VES Members. This year’s... »

Tags: ,
Posted in Awards, Events, Featured, Film, News, Visual FX |

Harry Potter Director David Yates Will Receive the Evan Monley Award from Location Managers

September 2021
<em>Harry Potter</em> Director David Yates Will Receive the Evan Monley Award from Location Managers

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) has announced that Director David Yates will  receive this year’s Eva Monley Award at the 8th Annual LMGI Awards on Saturday, October 23, at 2:00 pm PDT in a virtual ceremony, dubbed “Celebrate the Where.” The award recognizes and honors industry members who support the vision of location professionals, and you can register to stream the... »

Tags: ,
Posted in Awards, Featured, Film, News |

Leitz Announces Development of LEITZ ELSIE Prime Lenses

September 2021
Leitz Announces Development of LEITZ ELSIE Prime Lenses

Ernst Leitz Wetzlar, the premium lens manufacturer for the motion picture and television industry based in Wetzlar, Germany, announces the development of a new line of cinema lenses, the LEITZ ELSIE prime lenses. Purposely built for cinematography and made in Germany, the Leitz Elsie lenses are designed for full-frame performance at a size, speed,... »

Tags: ,
Posted in Camera, Featured, Gear, News |

MTI Film Releases DRS™ NOVA v5

September 2021
MTI Film Releases DRS™ NOVA v5

MTI Film has released DRS™NOVA v5, the latest version of its industry-leading digital restoration software. V5 is packed with new features to perform common restoration tasks more easily and manage projects more efficiently, especially those delivering in 4K HDR. MTI Film has also introduced Shine, a groundbreaking, utility for DRS™NOVA that automates the filtering... »

Tags: ,
Posted in Featured, Gear, News, Postproduction |