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Shooting Digital, Reluctantly

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 11:31 -- Nick Dager

Two-time Oscar nominee John Mathieson BSC (Gladiator, The Phantom of the Opera, Robin Hood, 47 Ronin) recently completed work on The Man from U.N.C.L.E., an update of the stylish 1960s television series of the same name. Mathieson says that he would have preferred to shoot film, but that the demise of some of the major film laboratories in the U.K. made it impossible. He did shoot a little bit of 16mm film on a wind-up Bolex (processed at Bucks Laboratories) for the opening of the film, to bridge some archival footage from the period with the main storyline. In some ways, the colors and textures of the period production design lent themselves to digital, he says.

NewFest to be held October 22-27 in New York City

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 11:14 -- Nick Dager

NewFest, in partnership with Outfest, today announced the lineup of their 27th annual celebration of the year’s best LGBT films from around the world. The program of nearly 100 narrative features, documentaries and shorts runs October 22-27 at the newly renovated Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas, and at the recently completed screening room at The LGBT Community Center in New York City. The festival is presented by HBO.

Cine Colombia Selects Cielo Platform

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 11:07 -- Nick Dager

Cine Colombia, the largest circuit in Colombia and fourth largest circuit in Latin America has selected Cinema Equipment and Supplies’ Cielo platform for proactive remote monitoring and premium equipment support across their 280 screen, 42 site circuit. Cine Colombia also purchased Unique Digital’s RosettaBridge TMS for deployment across their entire circuit.

Post Haste Digital Forms Strategic Alliance with Larson Studios

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 12:32 -- Nick Dager

Independent post-production facilities Post Haste Digital and Larson Studios have joined forces to extend audio and video post-production services in West Los Angeles. As part of the arrangement, Hollywood-based Larson will operate the Main Stage in Post Haste’s Culver City facility, where the studio will service its Westside clients and also lend talent to Post Haste projects. Upcoming projects to be mixed in Larson’s new Stage 10 include Fox’s re-boot of the cult sci-fi series The X-Files.

Tim McVey, Gamer Legend

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 11:45 -- Nick Dager

If you grew up in the ‘80s it’s likely that at one time or another you found yourself inside a video arcade playing video games for hours on end at just 25 cents a pop. It was during this time period that a farm boy named Tim McVey from Ottumwa, Iowa—the Dodge City of video games— became the champion of Nibbler, the first arcade game with a scoring threshold of one billion points. It took McVey more than forty hours—and only cost him one quarter—to hit this milestone.

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