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The Challenge of Filming a Moving Car

Wed, 11/09/2022 - 09:31 -- Nick Dager

Capturing and producing high-quality dynamic and fast-paced vehicle footage creates some of the most testing logistical challenges that film, television, and commercial production teams contend with. Kala, a production, and dynamic camera movement company based in Canada, is all too aware of the challenges of shooting moving vehicles.

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Teradek, Sony Collaborate on Camera-to-Cloud Workflows

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 12:05 -- Nick Dager

Teradek and Sony Electronics have announced an integration that will provide productions in the cine and broadcast markets with greater flexibility in camera-to-cloud workflows. Sony’s Ci Media Cloud will natively integrate with Serv 4K and Prism Flex, Teradek’s 4K high dynamic range encoding systems. Now, any camera used on-set, in-studio, or remotely will be able to upload footage to Ci directly from Teradek’s encoders.

Keylight Cinema Partners with Adorama to Facilitate Equipment Needs

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 10:40 -- Nick Dager

Operating out of Orlando, Miami, Atlanta and Nashville, Keylight Cinema Studios has a variety of clients ranging from Disney World, National Geographic, Discovery Channel and Good Morning America. To ensure his team had the appropriate tools for ever-changing demands and requirements across projects and clients, owner and director of photography Mike Ladisa partnered with Adorama Business Solutions to help take the stress and guesswork out of getting top-tier equipment quickly and efficiently.

Atomos Updates Shogun Connect, Atomos Connect Firmware

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 10:36 -- Nick Dager

Atomos has released the latest firmware update for Shogun Connect and Atomos Connect that will now enable Frame.io camera to cloud workflows. This means an unprecedented number of digital cinema mirrorless, and DSLR cameras can deliver media directly from production to post. With Atomos and C2C every filmmaker canaccelerate their workflow, collaborate in real-time, and support remote team members, no matter the location, budget, or camera.

Creative Vision Finance Launches CVF Hub for Film and TV Professionals

Wed, 04/06/2022 - 09:20 -- Nick Dager

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 Acquires West Coast Cinema Services

Tue, 03/29/2022 - 12:55 -- Nick Dager

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.

Managing HDR for Sweet Magnolias

Thu, 03/03/2022 - 09:50 -- Nick Dager

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.

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