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Tiffen Introduces Lowel Ego LED Light to Improve Video Quality

Thursday, September 23, 2021 07:05
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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... »

Reminiscence: Adam Balentine of Scanline VFX on the Hugh Jackman Sci-Fi Noir

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 09:10
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<em>Reminiscence</em>: Adam Balentine of Scanline VFX on the Hugh Jackman Sci-Fi Noir

Reminiscence is a science-fiction noir film from the mind of Lisa Joy, co-creator of HBO’s Westworld. Joy wrote the original script and made it her feature directorial debut, which was released by Warner Bros. Pictures (and streamed on HBO Max). It stars Hugh Jackman as Nick Bannister, a private detective of a different kind. Nick uses... »

Hump Day News Update 9/22/21: Willie Garson Dies, Hahn to play Joan Rivers, and More News

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 09:00
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Hump Day News Update 9/22/21: Willie Garson Dies, Hahn to play Joan Rivers, and More News

This week begins the Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles at the L.A. Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24 and 25, and Below the Line will be there both days. Hopefully, we’ll see some of our readers there. The big news in the industry right now is about the negotiations between IATSE and AMPTP,... »

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

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 08:30
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<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... »

Matthews Claw Expands Rigging Options for Astera, T12 Tube Lights

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:15
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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... »

Review: The Many Saints of Newark Adds So Much to The Sopranos Legacy

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 09:00
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Review: <em>The Many Saints of Newark</em> Adds So Much to <em>The Sopranos</em> Legacy

Maybe you’re like me and haven’t watched The Sopranos since it concluded its 6th season on HBO 14 years ago, or maybe, at the height of the pandemic, you already rebinged the entire series on HBO Max to prepare yourself for this prequel movie from creator David Chase.  Directed by Alan Taylor, who had... »

TIFF Review: The Eyes of Tammy Faye Casts Probing Gaze on Famed Televangelist 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 07:00
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TIFF Review: <em>The Eyes of Tammy Faye</em> Casts Probing Gaze on Famed Televangelist 

Early on in The Eyes of Tammy Faye, the film’s protagonist, famed American televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker, explains to a makeup artist preparing her for an on-screen appearance that almost everything about her gaze has been sealed-on shut. Her eyebrows are tattooed, her eyelashes are glued on, her eyes are permanently delineated, and her... »

IATSE Calls for Strike Authorization Vote on October 1 (UPDATED)

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 06:30
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IATSE Calls for Strike Authorization Vote on October 1 (UPDATED)

We’ve been reporting on the possibility of a IATSE strike for more than a week, and now it looks like Hollywood’s biggest below-the-line union is indeed going to its membership for a strike authorization vote after the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers  (AMPTP) declined to respond to the union’s latest contract proposal. As reported to membership on the Basic Agreement site set... »

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

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 05:00
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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... »

Goldcrest Post Upgrades Mix Stages to Dolby Atmos

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 04:00
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Goldcrest Post Upgrades Mix Stages to Dolby Atmos

Goldcrest Post has completed a major upgrade to its sound department, expanding its capacity to deliver soundtracks in Dolby Atmos Home Theater format. State-of-the-art immersive sound technology has been added to the facility’s Studio A to accommodate streaming, broadcast and home theater projects requiring Atmos sound. Goldcrest’s largest mix stage, Studio Q, was upgraded... »

Over the Weekend 9/20/21: DGA Gets New President, Branagh’s Belfast Takes TIFF People Choice, and More News

Monday, September 20, 2021 09:00
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Over the Weekend 9/20/21: DGA Gets New President, Branagh’s <em>Belfast</em> Takes TIFF People Choice, and More News

Welcome back from the weekend where the Primetime Emmys were the big talk of Sunday night as Netflix did particularly well with its drama, The Crown, and limited series, The Queen’s Gambit. Although the latter also did particularly well at last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys, it was held back to just winning two more last night, with HBO‘s Mare... »

Netflix’s The Crown Cleans Up at 73rd Primetime Emmys – Full Results

Monday, September 20, 2021 08:45
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Netflix’s <em>The Crown</em> Cleans Up at 73rd Primetime Emmys – Full Results

On Sunday night, Sept. 19, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences  handed out the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards in a ceremony hosted by The Neighborhood star Cedric the Entertainer from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The ceremony, exec. produced by 2020 Emmy returnees Reginald Hudlin and Ian Stewart through Done+Dusted and Hudlin Entertainment and directed by Hamish Hamilton, aired... »

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