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SmallHD Introduces OLED 22 4K Production Monitor

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 10:01 -- Nick Dager

SmallHD has introduced the OLED 22 4K production monitor. “DITs, DPs, and colorists have been waiting for what feels like forever to replace their ancient HD OLED monitors,” said Greg Smokler, Creative Solutions vice president of product. “That’s why we spent over 2 years building OLED 22, the first lightweight 4K OLED production monitor equipped with a feature set that finally enables critical monitoring of 4K images, both on set and in the color suite.

Screenvision’s Front + Center New Channel on Atmosphere

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 11:53 -- Nick Dager

Screenvision Media today announced an advertising sales partnership with Atmosphere, the leading streaming TV service for businesses. Screenvision will feature its own channel, Front + Center, debuting on Atmosphere's platform spanning restaurants and bars nationwide, reaching more than 500,000 daily viewers. Additionally, Screenvision's national, regional and local sales team will be the exclusive seller of Atmosphere's ad inventory across its streaming network.

Universal, AMC Agree to 17-Day Release Window

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 09:46 -- Nick Dager

Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, a division of Comcast Corporation, and AMC Entertainment Holdings have announced a multi-year agreement giving AMC exclusive rights to Universal Pictures and Focus Features theatrical releases for at least three weekends or 17 days, after which the studio will have the option to make its titles available across premium video on demand platforms, including through AMC Theatres On Demand.

Sara Glaser: Hooked on Sound

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 10:29 -- Nick Dager

Though the numbers are certainly on an upward trend, it’s still rare to find women in professional audio, especially one as prominent as Sara Glaser, CAS. Having gotten her start in the industry in college as a recording engineer nearly 20 years ago, Glaser’s major successes can be found in her work as a production sound mixer for feature films and episodic television. Some of her most recent credits include Westworld, Grey’s Anatomy, Feud: Bette and Joan and the Netflix feature film, Rim of the World.

LIFT to Demonstrate SubtitleNext Profuz Digital Software

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 10:11 -- Nick Dager

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto will host an online product demonstration titled Media Accessibility, Creative Captioning and Subtitling. The demonstration will cover the SubtitleNext software Profuz Digital. The online event takes place via Zoom on Wednesday August 5 at 4:00 p.m. EDT, with American Sign Language provided throughout the presentation.

Through Her Lens: A Conversation

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 11:57 -- Nick Dager

On July 14, Made In Her Image, Panavision, Light Iron and Lee Filters presented the virtual roundtable discussion “Through Her Lens: Creating a Truly Inclusive Film Industry.” Moderated by Made In Her Image founder Malakai and featuring cinematographers Mia Cioffi Henry, Melinda James, Kira Kelly, Cybel Martin, Keitumetse Mokhonwana and Sade Ndya, the conversation addressed inequities within the motion-picture industry through the lens of women of color behind the camera.

Mixing Journey to the Future

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 11:45 -- Nick Dager

Discovery Network’s Journey to the Future, produced by Storied Media, is a documentary focused on the behind-the-scenes lead-up to America’s historic SpaceX Falcon 9 launch. Several packages were also produced for use throughout the live broadcasts. Among the professionals who worked tirelessly on these projects was re-recording mixer Michael Phillips Keeley, CAS, who helped create the soundscape.

Challenges Remain for European Cinemas

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 09:15 -- Melissa Cogavin

“It’s like nothing we have ever seen before,” said Graham Spurling, the owner of Movies @ Cinemas, one of Ireland’s largest cinema chains. “The rule book has been ripped apart. But look, we have got to keep positive. We will see good times again.” He’s not the self-proclaimed World’s Greatest Showman for nothing. Full disclosure, I consider him to be my friend.

Christie Sponsors Shanghai International Film Festival

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 11:41 -- Nick Dager

Christie today announced that, for the twelfth year in a row, it is the proud sponsor of the Shanghai International Film Festival, which runs July 25 to August 2. This will be the first major international film festival to be held in China since the COVID-19 outbreak at the beginning of this year.

HPA Recovery Task Force to Hold Virtual Town Hall

Thu, 07/23/2020 - 09:26 -- Nick Dager

The Hollywood Professional Association has announced details of its Industry Recovery Task Force Virtual Global Town Hall, set for Wednesday, July 29 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PDT. The Industry Recovery Task Force was formed in May of this year as a critical HPA Board initiative, aimed at understanding how content creation can be enabled in a world impacted by the pandemic crisis. This is the first in a series of virtual Industry Recovery Task Force global town hall events planned for the following months and will feature major voices from the creative, health and political arenas. Industry veteran and IRTF chair Leon Silverman and HPA Board member Craig German will co-chair the event.

Drive-In Film Festivals Coming to New York

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 10:01 -- Nick Dager

Rooftop Films, in partnership with Museum of the Moving Image, the New York Hall of Science, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation, has announced the opening of two drive-in festival locations in New York City. The Queens Drive-In will open in partnership with MoMI and NYSCI on the grounds of the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The Brooklyn Drive-In opened this past weekend on the pier of The Brooklyn Army Terminal, in partnership with NYCEDC. Both venues will present films throughout the summer and fall of 2020.

The Colonie Creates a New State Farm Commercial from Home

Tue, 07/21/2020 - 11:58 -- Nick Dager

With normal production not an option during the pandemic, at the request of advertising agency The Marketing Arm, the Chicago creative company The Colonie remotely edited, color graded and finished a live-action commercial for State Farm insurance. Its team rallied, pulling volumes of stock shots, user generated content in conjunction with Catch & Release and even augmented footage by filming their own families at home in scenarios that have become the new norm.

Periscope Upgrades Hollywood Facility

Tue, 07/21/2020 - 11:52 -- Nick Dager

When Chicago-based Periscope Post & Audio launched its Hollywood facility last year, it was targeting Southern California’s boom in film and television production. But the building that houses Periscope, previously occupied by another full service post house, needed a serious upgrade. Enter sound studio specialist Kaiser Comm Construction. Today the 22,000-square-foot facility offers complete sound and picture finishing resources tailored to meet today’s highest standards, especially among streaming services like Netflix and Amazon, which often require shows delivered in high dynamic range with immersive Dolby Atmos soundtracks.

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