The Katz Group in the middle of the Black Forest in Weisenbach, Germany, traditionally made ground wood pulp board that was used for beer coasters. Now the company, which started in business more than 100 years ago is supplying what the company says is the ideal material for sustainable scenery construction in film and television.
CinemaStock has launched a platform offering low-cost subscription-based HD and 5K-footage for independent filmmakers, YouTube video producers, music video producers and video marketers. The footage was filmed at a Las Vegas film studio led by producers David Marcus and Brandon Klock during a three-year period.
Hub International Limited has launched its Hub Entertainment Industry Solutions practice, focused on providing risk management and insurance solutions for the entertainment industry including film, television, music, theatre, video gaming, business management, venues and high-risk live events.
The European Audiovisual Observatory has published the second volume of its 2013 Yearbook, which tracks television, cinema, video and on-demand audiovisual services offering a comprehensive look at the pan-European picture.
Paris-based animation studio Illumination Mac Guff used Shotgun software to keep on track for the 3D summer family film and one its most successful, Despicable Me 2.
Christie recently showcased its Christie MicroTiles at the opening of the new Interactive Media Building at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Christie is partnering with USC to provide students and faculty with access to the latest in visual technologies.
The evolution of online media sites like YouTube and Hulu as fully developed, mainstream entertainment platforms is spawning an infinite audience for engaging entertainment content that is resulting in a renaissance in content creation, be it a web series, feature-length or short films, tutorials or music videos, according to Scott Carroll, executive vice president & program director of Take 1 Entertainment Insurance.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has extended the call for papers deadline to July 19 for the SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, October 22-24 in Hollywood, California.
I usually use this space for announcements about projects I am shooting or screenings of films I have shot. But I have had so much interest in my camera tests for the new Sony F55, that I wanted to share my results publicly.
Academy Award and two-time Golden Globe winning producer Jon Landau will keynote the National Association of Broadcasters Show’s Technology Summit on Cinema on Sunday, April 7 in Las Vegas. The Summit is co-produced by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. Landau, who has produced the two highest grossing movies of all-time, Avatar and Titanic, is likely to cover several topics – 3D, 4K, High Frame Rates, Motion Capture – but his key message will be that nothing is more important as good storytelling. As he says, “Technology has never made a bad movie good.”