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The motion picture industry is slowly but steadily moving to metadata.
»POSTED on February 26, 2015
As the National Association of Broadcasters convention approaches, one topic that seems likely to get a lot of attention is the Interoperable Master Format. The motion picture industry as a whole is starting to coalesce around the concept of relying completely on metadata to carry content through the entire production, post-production and delivery... //READ MORE

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The Man in the High Castle imagines a Nazi victory in World War II. Semel Directing The Man in the High Castle for Amazon
»POSTED on February 27, 2015
David Semel, who directs commercials through Accomplice Media, has a history of directing pilots that become hit television series. In his latest television outing, based on the award-winning Phillip K. Dick novel, The Man in the High Castle, Semel engages in a frightening, but enthralling, game of “What if?” Produced for Amazon by Ridley Scott the story is an alternate history set in the aftermath of World War II; in this telling, the Nazis and their Japanese allies were the victors. Semel directed the pilot, which is currently available through Amazon Prime’s instant video service.
Kansas City's Union Station came alive for its centennial celebration. The Monument Comes Alive
»POSTED on February 27, 2015
Union Station’s Beaux-Arts facade was recently transformed into a canvas for The Monument Comes Alive, a 3D projection mapping video that was the centerpiece for the iconic Kansas City building’s centennial celebration.
Mermaids on Mars Work Proceeds on Indie Stop Motion Short Mermaids on Mars
»POSTED on February 27, 2015
Athena Studios is an Emeryville, California-based full service production and animation studio. The studio has been creating films, video and multimedia projects for over 20 years, and is currently producing a stop-motion short called Mermaids on Mars. The short is based on a book by Nancy Guettier, directed by Jon V. Peters and features the work of artists whose credits include stop motion films Coraline, James and the Giant Peach and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Roy Isaia, left and Ed Phillips Matthews Studio Equipment Mourns Passing of Original Founder Roy Isaia
»POSTED on February 26, 2015
“It is with profound sorrow that I must share the passing of my friend and the original founder of Matthews Studio Equipment, Roy Isaia,” says MSE owner and president Ed Phillips. “On February 16th Roy lost his battle with Leukemia but in keeping with his feisty personality never gave up the fight.”
A new look in movie posters Cinema Scene Marketing Completes Installation of Digital Poster Initiative
»POSTED on February 26, 2015
Cinema Scene Marketing has completed the first installation of its Digital Poster Initiative by deploying full motion digital displays in place of the traditional paper movie posters in the Muvico 14 Thousand Oaks in Thousand Oaks, California.
Emmanuel ‘Chivo’ Lubezki Codex Congratulates Emmanuel Lubezki on Historic Double Trio
»POSTED on February 25, 2015
Codex congratulates Emmanuel ‘Chivo’ Lubezki AMC ASC on receiving the 2015 Best Cinematography Awards at the Oscar, BAFTA and American Society of Cinematographers awards ceremonies for his work on director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance), which employed Codex recording technology at the heart of its camera-to-post workflow.