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Lerner Shoots Diaphanous Breeze Music Video

Sun, 02/27/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Denver-based Director of Photography Rich Lerner has purchased the new Panasonic AG-AF100 large imager HD cinema camcorder for production assignments ranging from documentaries to independent films to commercial spots. His first AF100 project was a music video Diaphanous Breeze for an original composition written and performed by pianist Lisa Downing. On the Diaphanous Breeze Lerner interspersed performance scenes with time-lapse footage of clouds. He shot with the image-stabilized Lumix G Vario HD 14-140m micro 4/3-inch superzoom lens and worked with the AF100 on a slider.

Documentary on Immigration Premieres in Oklahoma

Sun, 02/27/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

With almost 30 immigration related bills set to hit our state legislators this year the documentary Panic Nation takes an intense look at how state sponsored immigration laws have taken a foot‐hold on America. The film was made by producer/director George Adams and had its premiere last month in his home state Oklahoma.
 
 Oklahoma House Representative Randy Terrill has nearly 20 bills he’s proposing for the current legislative session. He wrote HB-1804 and appears in the film along with Rep.

Reel Cinemas to use Arqiva Satellite Distribution System



Sun, 02/27/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

One of the UK’s leading independent cinema chains Reel Cinemas has signed a contract with Arqiva’s digital cinema partners XDC to deploy satellite distribution at all of Reel Cinemas’ UK sites.

 George Eyles head of digital media networks at Arqiva Broadcast & Media says “We are delighted that Reel Cinemas has selected Arqiva’s Digital Cinema Satellite Distribution System for their entire UK circuit.  This 100 percent commitment underlines Reel Cinemas’ confidence in both satellite-based delivery and in Arqiva as the satellite-based delivery platform of choice.

RealD and Toshiba Form Marketing Alliance

Sun, 02/27/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

RealD and Toshiba Corporation have entered into a marketing and promotions alliance for the upcoming feature film event Carmen in 3D filmed at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. As part of the agreement Toshiba will receive presentation rights for the film's worldwide theatrical release and exclusive rights during a promotional period to package 3D Blu-ray Discs of Carmen in 3D with select 3D-enabled Toshiba brand devices. Additional marketing promotions and public relations activities are planned in support of the alliance.

Screenvision Partnered with Nike on Black Mamba

Sun, 02/27/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Screenvision reached an exclusive deal with Nike to premiere the new six-minute concept film starring Kobe Bryant and directed by Robert Rodriguez in Los Angeles area movie theatres.
 
 The short film titled The Black Mamba was part of the featured preshow entertainment before PG13 and R rated films in Los Angeles-based Screenvision theatres on February 19th timed to the 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend festivities in which the city was playing host.

Rooftop Films Presents a Free Screening of Up with Me in the Bronx

Sun, 02/27/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

On Thursday March 3rd Rooftop Films is back at the Bronx’s Bruckner Bar and Grill with Greg Takoudes' gripping drama Up with Me. This gritty charming and dynamic narrative feature was created as a collaboration between director Greg Takoudes' and at-risk youth at the East Harlem Tutorial Program. The screenplay is based on months-long writing workshops with the teenagers who then starred in the movie and—when they weren't acting in scenes—helped crew the set.

Speakers Named for the 2011 Digital Cinema Summit

Sun, 02/13/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Hollywood director Eric Brevig known for his recent 3D work on Yogi Bear Sony Pictures Technologies president Chris Cookson and Hollywood director/cinematographer and chairman of the American Society of Cinematographers technology committee Curtis Clark will be among the speakers participating at the 2011 Digital Cinema Summit which takes place April 9-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Doremi Sets Company Record in January

Sun, 02/13/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Doremi Cinema shipped more than 1 000 servers combined with IMB/ShowVaults during the month of January alone a company record. The spurring demand for Doremi servers worldwide has been supported by the December addition of a second facility which facilitated increased production and more than doubled Doremi’s manufacturing capacity. With the utilization of the newly acquired facility Doremi is able to provide minimal lead times for its clients and streamline the company’s logistic operations to eliminate any pressure resulting from the increased demand for its products.

Tiny Island Productions Succeeds with Dream Defenders

Sun, 02/13/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Tiny Island Productions a small production company from Singapore is making ripples around the world with its animation project Dream Defenders. The show which is targeted at six to nine year olds is also Singapore's first animation series in stereoscopic 3D.

 In Dream Defenders the heroes Zoey and Zane move between dreams and reality fighting off literally your worst nightmares.

Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé Installs GDC Servers

Sun, 02/13/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé will use GDC digital cinema servers for its digital conversion program. System integrator ADDE and manufacture/installer Cinemeccanica France are responsible for the installation and maintenance services throughout the project. The deployment was started in January and involved the deployment of at least 300 units of SX-2000A servers with Integrated Media Block across France The Netherlands and Switzerland. GDC servers in this project will be integrated with ADDE’s Theatre Management System.

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