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Sarah Jones’ Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Midnight Rider Case


Sarah Jones
Sarah Jones
The family of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who was killed Feb. 20 when she was struck by a train while filming Midnight Rider, filed a lawsuit this week against the film’s director, producers, some of its crew, Gregg Allman, distributor Open Road Films and the companies that own the railroad tracks and surrounding land.

The suit, which is asking for unspecified damages, names 18 defendants in total, including crew members unit production manager Jay Sedrish, 1st AD Hillary Schwartz, location manager Charlie Baxter and cinematographer Mike Ozier.

According to the complaint, the defendants knew that they did not have permission to be shooting on the bridge at the time of the accident and “falsely informed, or gave the impression to, the cast and crew, including Sarah that they had received permission to conduct filming on the railroad tracks.”

Jones’ parents, Richard and Elizabeth Jones, filed the complaint in Georgia’s State Court of Chatham County.

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Vicon Introduces Mobile Mocap at SIGGRAPH

Motion capture systems developer Vicon is previewing a futuristic new “Mobile Mocap” technology at SIGGRAPH 2011 in Vancouver. Moving mocap out of the lab and into the field, Vicon's Mobile Mocap system taps several new technologies, many years in the making. At the heart of Mobile Mocap is a very small lipstick-sized camera that enables less obtrusive, more accurate facial animation data. The new cameras capture 720p (1280X720) footage at 60 frames per second. In addition, a powerful processing unit synchronizes, stores, and wirelessly transmits the data, all in a tiny wearable design.

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