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Event Cinema Winners Announced

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 12:09 -- Nick Dager

The Event Cinema Association has announced the winners of the 4th ECA Awards, which took place last week at the QEII Centre in London. The ceremonies were sponsored by Encompass Digital Media and featured sales director Nigel Crow on stage with One Show presenter Nick Wallis. ECA managing director said, “The event was a great success and the quality of the nominees reminds the wider media industry and ourselves just how far the sector has progressed in a decade.”

Fraser Wins Top ASC Prize for Lion

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 11:49 -- Nick Dager

Greig Fraser, ASC, won the coveted Theatrical Award for best cinematography in a motion picture for Lion at the 31st Annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ASC Spotlight Award went to Gorka Gómez Andreu, AEC, for House of Others. Winners in the TV categories included Fabian Wagner, BSC for Game of Thrones, Tod Campbell for Mr. Robot and Igor Martinovic for The Night Of.

WCPMedia Adds Features to Platform

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 11:17 -- Nick Dager

WCPMedia Services has added a number of new features to its media asset management platform designed to improve asset management, simplify transcoding, speed content delivery, enhance communication and collaboration, and boost marketing. Producers of the current television series The Young Pope from Sky, HBO and Canal Plus, used the WCPMedia platform to share assets with stakeholders around the globe during production and post.

European Cinemas Thrive in Digital Era

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 11:01 -- Nick Dager

In a new report, the Union Internationale des Cinémas | International Union of Cinemas says that growth and box office results over recent years across UNIC territories clearly show that cinema-going in Europe is thriving, becoming an ever more engaging, diverse and immersive experience. This is thanks in large part to on-going investment in innovation by cinema operators and their partners. This report explores how the sector embraces new technological and consumer trends by exploring three key areas: creative audience engagement; the big screen experience; and social innovation.

The Wages of Sun

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 10:54 -- Nick Dager

Cinematographer William Wages, ASC shot the upcoming CMT limited dramatic series Sun Records with Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders. The story was inspired by the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, is a coming-of-age story set in Memphis, Tennessee during the tumultuous early days of the civil rights movement. Guided by Sam Phillips of the legendary Sun Records, young musicians like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins combined the styles of hillbilly country with the 1950s R&B sound, changing the course of music forever. The series chronicles these young artists’ often jarring and sudden meteoric rise to fame in the face of sweeping political change and social unrest.

A Million Dollar Workflow

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 12:55 -- Nick Dager

Leslie Carney has more than twenty years of experience in television post-production. Working as post supervisor for MTV's Stranded with a Million Dollars, which will air February 21, she recently delivered 10 one-hour episodes. An efficient workflow has rarely been more critical. “The show was challenging,” said Carney. “It was shot over 40-days using 14 different types of cameras, including RoboCams and 4K Drones. We had to deal with a massive amount of media and all kinds of frame-rates and codecs.”

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