Friday August 29, 2014

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James Mathers, president of the Digital Cinema Society welcomes the crowd. Photo: Mark Forman.
»POSTED on August 11, 2014
An independent filmmaker with many successes to his credit said it best: “Forget the show. Remember the business.” The most common mistake that new filmmakers make is to ignore the business side of the show business equation. And yet the financial aspects of show business are typically the most challenging. Last week in New York’s Gramercy Park... //READ MORE


From Jonathan Novick's Don’t Look Down on Me. US-Russia Cinema Effort Announced
»POSTED on August 28, 2014
Downtown Community Television Center's program Media Enabled Musketeers will partner, this fall, with Moscow's Journalism Advancement and Support Center to connect disabled citizens with American and Russian local media organizations. One of the films showcased is Jonathan Novick's eye-opening Don’t Look Down on Me, which took the Internet by storm, going live on Youtube August 7th.
Cinematographer Thomas Rist gears up for music video-style promo. Cinematographer Thomas Rist Gears Up
»POSTED on August 28, 2014
When cinematographer Thomas Rist, geared up to shoot an in-store promotional video for shoe maker London Kate’s Get High on Heels campaign, he used the opportunity to try out the new Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon FF-Prime lenses. The dynamic music video-style promo featured renowned choreographer Ferly Prado performing dance moves on a downtown L.A. rooftop and in the L.A. River Basin.
Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Pakistan’s Film Business Reborn with Main Hoon Shahid Afridi
»POSTED on August 22, 2014
Pakistan post house Darkroom Asia has won a major contract with ARY Films as a strategic partner in providing post-production and VFX-related services. Darkroom Asia CEO Salman Hasan credits the company’s new SGO Mistika 4K system with sealing the deal. The first project was the feature film Main Hoon Shahid Afridi, which some say marks the rebirth of the Pakistan film industry.
Discovery Park of America features 270-degree wraparound screens. Discovery Park of America Opens in Tennessee
»POSTED on August 22, 2014
Discovery Park of America has opened in Union City, Tennessee, offering visitors a world-class entertainment and educational experience with more than 70,000-square feet of exhibits on nature, science, technology, history and art.
A case study about The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is one of the highlights at The Reel Thing. Restoration and Preservation Symposium Underway Now in Hollywood
»POSTED on August 21, 2014
The Reel Thing (, the 33rd technical symposium on film restoration and preservation will be held August 21-23 at the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood.
Woodbine Racetrack and the For-A ZE-One 4K camera. Slowing Down the Finish
»POSTED on August 21, 2014
Kicking off the 2014 season of Canada’s Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack hosted The Queen’s Plate Stakes last month. The event is the longest continuously run stakes race in North America, and this year marked its 155th anniversary. To ensure not a moment of horseracing action was missed, the production of the event included use of For-A’s FT-One 4K variable frame rate camera, used in conjunction with For-A’s ZE-One 4K extraction system.


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