Camp Takota: Feature Filmmaking in the Age of YouTube will be the topic of a Super Session to be held next week at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas. The session will take place on Wednesday, April 9 at 2:30 p.m. in room S222.
Production & Post-Production
Angénieux will unveil a new line of mid-budget zoom lenses at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas next week. The company says the move was prompted by the proliferation of 4K digital screens and the advent of Ultra definition television that are escalating the demands for high quality motion picture content. A vast spectrum of new generation digital 35mm cameras has become available, and these are being deployed in numerous production environments encompassing movies, dramas, commercials, concerts and live sports events.
SGO has announced that its Mistika post-production system now supports Digital Vision’s precision grading panel.
Climate change is a complex global phenomenon. Documenting its many aspects for a new multi-part cable series required an HD production format that could not only provide a cinematic, audience-friendly look but also the flexibility to capture everything from expert interviews to location footage shot in a wide range of temperature extremes. Challenged with these requirements, the producers of Showtime’s Years of Living Dangerously chose Canon EOS C300 digital cinema cameras and a wide variety of Canon optics, including Canon CN-E Cinema prime lenses, for the superb image quality, extreme mobility, and creative capabilities needed to make this multi-camera documentary-style series.
Legend3D has announced that has purchased a Mistika 3D system from SGO. It will integrate its Mistika post-production system with two Assist Stations into the conversion and visual effects pipeline at the company's 60,000 square foot studio with multiple theatres and R&D facilities. With the capacity to work on up to three full feature films and multiple commercials concurrently, Legend3D has delivered projects such as The Lego Movie, Man of Steel, Life of Pi, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Smurfs 1 & 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and many others.
The Foundry has announced that DreamWorks Animation has adopted the FLIX software solution for use in the pre-production of animated features.
Codex has announced that it is working with Vision Research to provide a robust workflow for the Phantom Flex4K camera. Already widely used around the world with many different cameras, Codex Vault is a mobile workflow device that supports the rapid transfer of the digital camera originals from the Phantom for review, post-production and archiving.
Codex has announced Codex Action Cam, an ultra-compact, all-in-one, digital cinema camera and recording package for 2D and stereoscopic 3D production. The camera is designed for use as a supplement to larger camera systems on commercials, TV and movie productions as a companion camera when regular camera packages are too large for the situation or location in which the production is trying to shoot. The new camera will be on display at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas April 7.
An overflow crowd of producers, directors, cinematographers, DITs and other pros witnessed a spirited panel discussion on emerging workflow technologies at the recent Digital Days Conference and Expo in Vancouver. Bling Digital hosted the event. Titled The New World of Post is P.O.D. the panel described how film and television productions are using new, highly mobile digital tools to save time, boost productivity and reduce costs.
The Chaos Group has announced V-Ray 3.0 for Maya. Included in the initial round of enhancements will be a new Progressive Rendering Engine, support for several open source technologies, and up to 5x faster ray tracing and rendering performance.