Creative Vision Finance has launched the CVF Hub, a new portal that allows customers to control their finances in a more dynamic way. The launch of the CVF Hub, presents a new and easy way for film and television customers to access their latest invoices, credit notes or payment reminders, as well as facilitates the request of any changes to documents and check the status of the latest contractual information.
CES Power has acquired West Coast Cinema Services and its affiliate BST Power, the primary provider of power generation and temperature control services to most Hollywood movie studios. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2009, West Coast Cinema has built a reputation as a leading service provider for the television and film industry through environmentally friendly, state-of-the-art power services.
Arri has introduced new modular, lightweight, and extremely robust accessories for the Sony Venice and Venice 2, which are now available for delivery. Building on customer feedback about Arri’s widely adopted original line of Venice accessories, these new components offer further rigging opportunities and more mounting options.
Netflix’s Sweet Magnolias is a dramatic romance tale set in the South about three lifelong friends navigating their personal and professional priorities and relationships alongside one another. Sweet Magnolias cinematographer Brian Johnson is a Gemini Award nominee, a two-time Golden Sheaf award winner and recipient of two Leos, whose resume includes The Killing, and You Me Her, to name a few. He was joined on the series by Tyler Blackwell, digital imaging technician, whose credits include One Night in Miami…, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Women of the Movement, among others. Johnson shot with a Sony Venice full-frame digital cinema cameras. Blackwell follows the production on a combination of Sony PVM-X2400 and BVM-HX310 4K high dynamic range monitors.
The most integrated and adaptable Steadicam system ever made is now available in a more affordable option with the introduction of the new M-2 Core Kits. Specially configured and priced to provide operators with an entry point into the Steadicam M-Series ecosystem, the M-2 Core Kits utilize the same lightweight components and modular design that has made the M-2 an industry standard.
The Society of Camera Operators has announced the recipients of the 2022 Society of Camera Operators Technical Achievement Award. They are the Motion Impossible AGITO Remote Dolly System and Cinema Devices Ergorig System.
The Chinese technology company Snoppa has released Rover, a cinema dolly with an electronic stabilization system. Rover is essentially a shooting robot that removes obstacles that the ground creates. It can carry heavy and bulky professional cameras, move stably on a variety of bumpy surfaces, and has programmable automation function. For film crews, it can significantly reduce labor costs and improve work efficiency by introducing a new type mobile shooting equipment to the filming environment.
MBS Equipment Company, which calls itself the largest studio-based equipment company in the world for film, television, and events, is opening new east coast headquarters in Georgia. The headquarters, based in Fayette County at Trilith Studios, will span 100,000 square feet, making it the company’s largest global hub.
Some of the world’s most spectacular views are best seen from halfway up a wall of rock. That’s a place where gear has to be reliable, whether it’s crucial safety equipment or the cameras that let the rest of us experience the same dizzying panorama. It’s also a familiar situation to alpinist Renan Ozturk, whose experience includes some of the steepest climbing challenges on the planet as well as documentary filmmaking and photojournalism covering everything from the freezing Himalayas to the African deserts of Chad.
Teradek has launched the Bolt 4K monitor modules 1500 TX and 1500 RX, giving users a long-range option with the 1500 monitor modules and a short-range option with the original 750 monitor modules.