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SAWA Launches Hello Big Screen Campaign

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 11:29 -- Nick Dager

As the world slowly emerges from the pandemic, the Screen Advertising World Association today launched a powerful three-minute video and multiple social media campaigns featuring vignettes from some of the world’s most iconic names in the advertising, film, and humanitarian worlds, aimed at raising awareness for the unparalleled power and effectiveness of cinema. SAWA and its members around the world are using cinema, the trade press, and social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, to reach marketers, moviegoers, and creative and media agencies.

The Unique Audio Challenges of Oxygène

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 11:19 -- Nick Dager

When it came time to record the Netflix original French-language film, Oxygène (Oxygen in English), the audio team had quite the challenge in front of them. The premise of the scientific horror film focuses on a scientist, played by French actress Melanie Laurent, who has lost her memory, awakens, trapped in a medical pod and must find her way out before the oxygen levels diminish. Given the setting, the pod is used for 90 percent of the film, and, with its tight quarters, production sound mixer Ken Yasumoto and boom operator Josselin Panchout knew they needed a reliable and unobtrusive microphone solution.

Next Color Space Cadet Session Scheduled for October 28

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 11:05 -- Nick Dager

The Colorist Society International and the International Colorist Academy have announced that the next Color Space Cadets event is slated for Thursday, October 28 at 6:00 pm GMT and will feature CSI president Kevin Shaw and colorist Warren Eagles, with other iColorist trainers and special guest speakers, in a discussion titled 2021 Show and Film Looks.

Goldcrest Supports Five Films in Doc NYC Film Festival

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 10:59 -- Nick Dager

Goldcrest Post provided final color grading and editorial finishing for five films screening at next month’s Doc NYC fest. They include three world premieres and two films making their New York City premieres. The largest documentary film festival in the country, Doc NYC 2021 will feature in-person screenings November 10-18 and will continue online through November 28.

HPA Young Entertainment Professionals Program Opens Call for Applications

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 10:52 -- Nick Dager

The Hollywood Professional Association has opened the call for applications for its 2022 Young Entertainment Professionals program. Since its inception in 2015, the growing YEP program has supported the careers of talented creative, technical, project management and administrative professionals between the ages of 21 and 32 through mentorship, community building and educational offerings. Applications are due Monday, November 8 and applicants will be notified of their status in early December.

Barbara Lange to Leave SMPTE

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 10:35 -- Nick Dager

SMPTE, the home of media professionals, technologists, and engineers, today announced that Barbara Lange will step down as the Society's executive director at the close of 2021, which marks the end of her current contract. Lange has served in this role for 12 years, guiding SMPTE through a dynamic period of growth, extending the Society's leadership as a global standards organization, and working closely with staff, volunteers, members, and the SMPTE Board of Governors to make SMPTE a more inclusive organization that brings value to individuals and organizations across the media and entertainment industry.

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Christie Mass Producing CounterAct Far-UVC Light Technology

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 12:11 -- Nick Dager

In response to the pandemic, Christie Digital Systems has announced the mass production of its CounterAct line of commercial UV disinfection products with patented Care222 far-UVC light technology. CounterAct fixtures are designed for use in occupied indoor spaces, from cinemas, theme parks, museums, and sports complexes, to retail, restaurants, as well as transit hubs at airports, train, and subway stations.

Piracy Has No Boundaries

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 11:31 -- Nick Dager

A new report from content protection specialist Nagra, entitled Piracy Has No Boundaries, claims that thieves steal tens of billions of dollars of content value annually and that more than 80 percent of content theft is attributable to streaming. In addition, the report says, eight percent of U.S. households subscribe to illicit internet protocol services for an estimated $1 billion in illegal subscription revenue every year. The report uses Disney and Marvel Studio’s Black Widow as an example of how things can go wrong when feature films are streamed and estimates that the film lost between $50-$70 million because the movie lacked an exclusive theatrical window over its first ten days of release.

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