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Television Academy Honors ARRI with Philo T. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Award

July 29, 2022 | By
Television Academy Honors ARRI with Philo T. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Award

The Television Academy announced the recipients of the 74th Engineering, Science & Technology Emmy® Awards, awarding ARRI with the Philo T. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Award for its more than a century of designing and manufacturing camera and lighting systems as well as its development of systemic technological solutions and service networks for a worldwide... »

Jean-Marie Lavalou, Co-Creator of Remote-Controlled Louma Crane Camera System, Dies at 76

July 25, 2022 | By
Jean-Marie Lavalou, Co-Creator of Remote-Controlled Louma Crane Camera System, Dies at 76

Jean-Marie Lavalou, the Frenchman who co-created the Louma Crane, the first remote-controlled camera system used in the motion picture industry, died on July 15 in Paris. He was 76. Born on March 9, 1946, Lavalou was born into the ‘La Fromagerie Lavalou’ family in Bourg Saint Leonard, Normandie, France. He developed a passion for film... »

Sumolight Opens New Santa Clarita Headquarters, Showroom

July 21, 2022 | By
Sumolight Opens New Santa Clarita Headquarters, Showroom

Sumolight, best known for Sumospace, Sumosky, Sumomax, and its new Sumolaser lighting, announced that it has opened a new US facility adjacent to the burgeoning Santa Clarita Studio film community. The convenient location offers a showroom to test existing and upcoming Sumolight products, while the accessible ground floor space provides filmmakers with a warehouse... »

ARRI Unveils New Orbiter LiOS2 Software Update for Stronger Synergy Between Lighting and Camera

July 5, 2022 | By
ARRI Unveils New Orbiter LiOS2 Software Update for Stronger Synergy Between Lighting and Camera

ARRI has unveiled a new LiOS2 software update for the Orbiter LED luminaire, which will enable better workflows for modern productions, as three new operation modes (Sync Mode, Cue Mode, and Optics Auto Adjust) establish new possibilities for crews to work and cooperate faster and smarter. The update also includes new languages, additional preinstalled... »

Scott Stueckle Announces Retirement After Nearly 30 Years at Kino Flo Lighting Systems

June 28, 2022 | By
Scott Stueckle Announces Retirement After Nearly 30 Years at Kino Flo Lighting Systems

Scott Stueckle has announced that he’s retiring after nearly 30 years as a Sales Manager at Kino Flo Lighting Systems. As of now, Ray Goitiandia will be taking over Stueckle’s duties, and any inquiries on projects that involved Stueckle can be directed to Goitiandia at [email protected] Frieder Hochheim, the president and founder of Kino... »

Union Roundup: Cine Gear Emphasizes Gun Safety, Proper Rest Periods, Demo Booths & a New Moderator

June 15, 2022 | By
Union Roundup: Cine Gear Emphasizes Gun Safety, Proper Rest Periods, Demo Booths & a New Moderator

“A culture is an environment, a support mechanism.” One doesn’t necessarily come to Cine Gear looking for broad philosophical constructs, particularly in an era where cultures are at war with themselves, but then again, part of the fun of the show is you never know what kind of surprises you might find at a booth.... »

DCS Cinema Lighting Expo Returns; Kino Flo Founder Frieder Hochheim Honored With Inaugural George Spiro Dibie Award

June 14, 2022 | By
DCS Cinema Lighting Expo Returns; Kino Flo Founder Frieder Hochheim Honored With Inaugural George Spiro Dibie Award

On May 21, the Digital Cinema Society (DCS) held its 2022 DCS Cinema Lighting Expo. Held at IATSE Local 80’s headquarters in Burbank, the day-long Expo drew about 150 people — a solid attendance given the recent COVID-19 surge. The DCS Cinema Lighting Expo debuted 15 years ago, and this year’s event was hyped... »

New Snapbag Released That Fits the Hydra and Features Metallic Fabric Interior

June 5, 2022 | By
New Snapbag Released That Fits the Hydra and Features Metallic Fabric Interior

A new Snapbag has arrived on the scene just in time for Astera’s latest LED wonder — Hydra. Custom-designed to perfectly fit the Hydra, the patented Snapbag softbox offers the added softening control that discerning cinematographers request. A perfect match for Hydra, the patented Snapbag SBATHY11 features DoPchoice‘s new Snapshape material, which makes setup smooth... »

ARRI Launches Next Era of Digital Cinematography With New ALEXA 35 Camera

May 31, 2022 | By
ARRI Launches Next Era of Digital Cinematography With New ALEXA 35 Camera

ARRI has unveiled the ALEXA 35, a 4K Super 35 camera that aims to elevate digital cinematography to unprecedented heights, as it will offer enhanced creative control that includes more dynamic range, contrast, and sensitivity. ARRI’s first new sensor in 12 years builds on the evolution of the ALEXA family over that period, delivering 2.5... »

PlayBox Neo Joins Next Best Thing Media Tour, Where It Will Showcase Multiple New Products

May 30, 2022 | By
PlayBox Neo Joins Next Best Thing Media Tour, Where It Will Showcase Multiple New Products

PlayBox Neo, a leading provider of media playout solutions, has announced that it will participate in the Next Best Thing (NBT) Media Tour hosted by Broadcasters General Store and Second Opinion Communications, Inc. NBT hosts Dave Kerstin, owner of Broadcasters General Store, and Gregory Dahl, owner of Second Opinion Communications, Inc (SOCi), will present three of the latest... »