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HockeyTech Broadens Utilization of Zixi SDVP for Broadcast-Quality IP Contribution from Geographically Dispersed Venues

September 28, 2021 | By
HockeyTech Broadens Utilization of Zixi SDVP for Broadcast-Quality IP Contribution from Geographically Dispersed Venues

Zixi, the industry leader for enabling dependable, live broadcast-quality video over any IP, and award-winning architect of the Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP), today announced that HockeyTech, a leader in providing hockey streaming services, information and analytics, has expanded their usage of the SDVP for live, high-quality contribution from venues into to the cloud for... »

Cine Gear Expo 2021: An Overview of the Production Tech World Amidst a Pandemic

September 27, 2021 | By
Cine Gear Expo 2021: An Overview of the Production Tech World Amidst a Pandemic

The 2021 iteration of Cine Gear Expo took place over this past weekend on Friday, Sep. 24, and Saturday, Sept 25, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and it was definitely a more subdued affair than years past, although to many exhibitors Below the Line spoke to, they felt they had a good show and... »

Cinematographers Guild (ICG600) Also Urges Members to Vote “Yes” on IATSE Strike Authorization Vote

September 24, 2021 | By
Cinematographers Guild (ICG600) Also Urges Members to Vote “Yes” on IATSE Strike Authorization Vote

Earlier this week, the Motion Picture Editors Guild reached out to its members, urging them to vote “yes” for IATSE to have the needed strike authorization as an option on the table in negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP)  for a new Basic Agreement. The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG), Local... »

Adventurer, Filmmaker Renan Ozturk Uses Teradek RT Gear in Costa Rica Shoot

September 24, 2021 | By
Adventurer, Filmmaker Renan Ozturk Uses Teradek RT Gear in Costa Rica Shoot

Some of the world’s most spectacular views are best seen from halfway up a wall of rock. That’s a place where gear has to be reliable, whether it’s crucial safety equipment or the cameras that let the rest of us experience the same dizzying panorama. It’s also a familiar situation to alpinist Renan Ozturk,... »

American Society of Cinematographers Announces Dates for 36th Annual ASC Awards

September 23, 2021 | By
American Society of Cinematographers Announces Dates for 36th Annual ASC Awards

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the dates for its 36th Annual ASC Awards, which will be handed out on March 20, 2022. Recognizing excellence in cinematography, the ASC Awards honor the extraordinary work of directors of photography who have excelled in the art and craft of visual storytelling in feature films, episodics and documentaries. The... »

Tiffen Introduces Lowel Ego LED Light to Improve Video Quality

September 23, 2021 | By
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... »

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

September 22, 2021 | By
<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

September 21, 2021 | By
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... »

Latest IATSE Contract Update – Waiting for AMPTP Counter Proposal

September 17, 2021 | By
Latest IATSE Contract Update – Waiting for AMPTP Counter Proposal

The IATSE Basic Agreement site was updated on Thursday, Sept. 16 with the latest on the contract negotiations for the agreement which lapsed on Sept. 10. The update says that the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) has presented the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) with its package proposal. It’s now waiting for AMPTP’s response... »

Power Book III: Raising Kanan DoPs Use Cooke S7/i Lenses to Recreate ’90s

September 7, 2021 | By
<em>Power Book III: Raising Kanan</em> DoPs Use Cooke S7/i Lenses to Recreate ’90s

In the 1990s, almost every DP in New York was using the Cooke Optics S4/i for commercials, music videos, and independent features, according to Aaron Medick, one of the DPs on Power Book III: Raising Kanan. Medick also became lead DP  in the second season for Power Book II: Ghost after starting as B camera/Steadicam operator and moving up to... »