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Conscious Cartoons Coming Soon to Vashon Island, Washington

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 12:37 -- Nick Dager

The producers of the Conscious Cartoons International Animation Festival, which starts September 14-16 on Vashon Island, Washington, are calling it the first of its kind worldwide. Conscious Cartoons will feature three days of animated shorts – many of them award winning – from around the world with socially conscious, humanist themes. The festival includes something for everyone, from kids to adults. The goal is to harness the power of animation to inspire compassion and provide insights into the human condition in ways that live action media often fails to do.

Color Technology Evolves

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 13:04 -- Nick Dager

Swapnil Patole is senior colorist and digital intermediate head of department at Famous Studio in Mumbai, which opened in 1946 and has become one of the finest post-production houses in India. Since starting his career 14 years ago, he has graded a long list of commercials in all genres and for brands such as L’Oreal, Garnier, McDonalds, Honda and Nivea, to name a few. He has more recently worked on feature films, festival short films and music videos, including a project for Sony Music India. Digital Cinema Report recently spoke with him about his career and how evolving technology has changed the work of colorists around the world.

NYWIFT Announces Board of Directors Election Results

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:40 -- Nick Dager

New York Women in Film & Television has announced the results of its 2018 board of directors election. As a nonprofit 501c3 public charity, NYWIFT is governed by an 18-member board of directors. Board members serve on committees in the areas of development, membership, communications, programming and special events. The board is elected by the membership. Six spots on the board have been filled, with four returning members and two new members.

Row8 Debuts Global Cinema OTT Service

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 13:11 -- Nick Dager

In response to what it says is the shifting intersection of theatrical film distribution and moviegoers’ accelerating trend towards in-home entertainment, new over-the-top company Row8 is launching what it claims will be the most cinematic and highest security digital streaming service – initially focused on exclusive premieres of foreign theatrical titles in the U.S. market. Row8’s goal is to elevate the experience of viewing theatrical features at home, presenting quality filmmaking fresh from theaters to targeted and passionate audiences

D-Box Signs New Deal with Link Digital Cinema

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:26 -- Nick Dager

Link Digital Cinema China Technology, Beijing has signed an agreement to purchase additional D-Box motion systems in an effort to meet the growing demand for premium entertainment experiences. In a previous agreement, Link China installed seven D-Box screens for key locations across the country. With this new contract, D-Box is expected to install many more screens before the end of the year with some already in the installation process.

Screenvision Preshow Tackles Salmon Fishing

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:21 -- Nick Dager

Screenvision Media has debuted the latest preshow content for its Reel Food series, featuring food and lifestyle expert Chadwick Boyd. The episode – created by Screenvision Media’s in-house creative team, 40 Foot Solutions – is running nationwide as part of Screenvision’s Front + Center preshow and will continue through August 23, during the height of Alaska wild salmon season.

Ymagis Group Reports Six-Month Earnings Report

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:08 -- Nick Dager

Ymagis Group today reported its consolidated financial results for the first sixth months of 2018, ending June 30. Ymagis Group reported €79.3 million in revenue during the first half of 2018, a 3.6 percent decrease compared to the prior year period. The Group's non-virtual print fee activities are especially seasonal with strong sales traditionally in the second half of 2018, peaking in Q4.

Adefarasin Shoots Full Frame on Lyrebird

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 11:08 -- Nick Dager

Good things come to those who wait, as cinematographer Remi Adefarasin, OBE BSC will testify, following his recent large format shoot with Cooke Optics S7/I full frame plus prime lens range on the period feature film Lyrebird. Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin is directing the film. Imperative is also producing alongside Ridley Scott.

AAM: Creating the Path to Cinema’s Future

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 13:04 -- Nick Dager

Arts Alliance Media first opened its doors in London June 17, 2003. In those very early days of digital cinema, the new company and its ten employees carved out a space in technology and what was then called alternative content. The company divested itself of the alternative content business a few years ago to focus on what has long been its core strength: cinema technology. AAM launched its first theatre management system in 2007 and, in 2008, completed the first virtual print fee rollout in Europe with French chain CGR. Today AAM has more than 140 employees spread over three offices in London, Amsterdam, and Guangzhou, China. I recently spoke via email with AAM’s chief executive officer Patrick Foley, and chief technology officer Richard Phillips about those early days of the company and, more importantly, to get their thoughts about the future of digital cinema technology.

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