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DP Kramer Morgenthau, ASC Shoots HBO’s Fahrenheit 451 On VariCam

Written during the McCarthy era and published in 1953, Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel, Fahrenheit 451, is set in a society where books are outlawed and firemen are charged with burning them. The novel has had many adaptations, most famously in François Truffaut’s 1966 film, which starred Oskar Werner and Julie Christie.

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Ha Phuong Talks Finding Julia

Ha Phuong, a petite dynamo with a huge heart and a big name in her native Vietnam is now a deeply entrenched New Yorker. Living there, she is more determined than ever to help make the world a better place, inspired by her upbringing in Vietnam as well as her love for her two precious daughters, Diana Phuong Chu, 8, and Angelina Tieu Phuong Chu, 6. She answered a few questions about her film Finding Julia.

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Behind-the-Scenes on the Portland Indie Feature “Pretty Broken”

When her father goes missing during a mountaineering expedition, Lindsey Lou (Jillian Clare) sets out to find him – only, she’s the least qualified candidate to do so. “Pretty Broken” follows Lindsey’s journey as she struggles with the loss of her father, and deals with how life and family can be challenging (and funny). Directed by Brett Eichenberger, the film recently premiered at Newport Beach Film Festival.

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New High-End Cinema Lens Family ZEISS Supreme Primes

With its 13 high-speed, full-frame, prime lenses for high-quality film productions, ZEISS is focusing on maximum quality, low weight, and significant versatility when it comes to creating superb visual imagery.

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DP Joaquin Sedillo, ASC Shoots YouTube Red’s Step Up: High Water with VariCam 35s

Created by writer/director/producer Duane Adler, the Step Up film franchise, which consists of five films, has made over $650 million at the worldwide box office. The latest project, Step Up: High Water, is a dance drama series that is currently streaming on YouTube Red. Produced by Lionsgate Television, the show follows the students and faculty of High Water, Atlanta’s most competitive performing arts school. The ten-episode series was shot by cinematographer Joaquin Sedillo, ASC (Scream Queens, Glee, Veronica Mars) with Panasonic VariCam 35 cinema cameras.

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LGBT romance selected by both SXSW and Slamdance — The Things You Think I'm Thinking

SXSW nominated film, The Things You Think I'm Thinking, directed by Sherren Lee, tells the raw story of a black burn-survivor and amputee (Prince Amponsah) who goes on a date with a regularly-abled man (Jesse LaVercombe). When they decide to go back to his apartment, he must face his fears as he attempts to experience intimacy for the first time since his accident ten years ago.

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Filmmaker Dane Hansen creates a stunning fashion short with the AU-EVA1

Available for only a few months, we’re already seeing visually impressive work shot with the AU-EVA1. The EVA1 is a compact cinema camera that contains a 5.7K Super 35 sensor that delivers 14-stops of dynamic range and Dual Native ISOs of 800 and 2,500.

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LIVE X Pushes the Boundaries of Live Streaming with the Help of Vinten Vantage and μVRC

At Live X, we’re all about producing memorable and captivating live broadcast and streaming events for global brand leaders. We offer comprehensive solutions, from creative concept development, video and graphic design, and animation, to live production encoding and streaming. Our team is well known for its experience in delivering platform-agnostic, high-profile live streams such as the Democratic National Convention, and I originated the New Years’ Eve live webcast from Time Square in 2009 – a show I’ve been doing for 17 consecutive years. Day-to- day, we keep busy producing segments for clients like Vox Media and Daily Burn 365, for which our six-person team produces two concurrent web-based, live fitness shows every morning.

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The Sports Shooter's "Bucket List"

Let me ask you a question. Do you have a must have or favorite piece of gear when you get out the door to a sports production? You and I already know that answer don’t we? It is a resounding YES of course. Production is hard enough, so when we can get that gear either as a purchase or rental we know and love (most of the time) it makes the day go easier. So whether you are one hand held or in a big truck here are some of my favorites that you might just see on my shoots and a lot of others.

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ARRI LAUNCHES LARGE-FORMAT CAMERA SYSTEM

• A complete new system: ALEXA LF camera, ARRI Signature Prime lenses, and LPL lens mount. • Intimate and emotionally engaging images with an immersive, three-dimensional feel, pulling the viewer in. • Compatible with existing lenses, accessories, and workflows.

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Updated VariCam LT ‘Ready for Live’ Assignments

Panasonic Media Entertainment Company (PMEC), Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, has announced a firmware upgrade to its VariCam LT 4K camera that sets the cinema camera up for live and “near live” multi-cam use for concerts, events, television shows, and corporate productions. Set to be released on February 19 th , 2018, the Version 6 firmware upgrade enables a new shading mode, as well as tally and return video management. Full control of the cameras will be possible by using Panasonic’s AK-HRP1000 remote control panel.

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Defying limits with the Black Magic — tips from shooting on-location for the film BROWN'S CANYON

When director John Helde approached me about working with him on Brown’s Canyon, I was immediately intrigued by the project’s inherent limitations. His plan: to shoot a somewhat improvisational feature over the course of two weeks at a remote location in the mountains of Utah, with five actors, and a minimum of crew and tools. It didn’t take me long to sign up for the job. We discussed tone and technique early on and quickly decided that the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera would suit our aims well.

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2018 Predictions: The Industry Gets Real with 4K, the Cloud and AI

As 2018 begins to unfold, the buzz-generating techniques and technologies of past years will become areal and transformative part of day-to- day media operations. Capturing, processing and deliveringhigher-resolution content will become the norm, the cloud will become an integral part of mediaworkflow, and the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to automate the generating of metadata willrevolutionize the way content owners catalog, manage and monetize their media assets.

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Dublin-Based Egg Powers Expansive Post Workflow with EditShare XStream EFS Shared Storage, Flow Media Asset Management and Ark Archiving

EditShare® a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced that Irish post production and VFX studio Egg has installed the high-performance EditShare XStream EFS 450 scale-out storage platform with Flow media asset management and Ark archiving as the core infrastructure for its projects dealing in 4K, 8K and beyond. The integrated EditShare solution provides a tiered storage environment with smart media management tools for controlling media assets from ingest to archive.

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Atomos Sumo19M takes to the skies with DP Phil Arntz to capture the London Air Ambulance in action

London’s most famous landmarks, two helicopters and Atomos recorders were the keys to a new film to raise awareness for London Air Ambulance, a charity organisation which swoops in to rescue around ten critically injured people each day.

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Dublin-Based Egg Powers Expansive Post Workflow with EditShare XStream EFS Shared Storage, Flow Media Asset Management and Ark Archiving

EditShare® a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced that Irish post production and VFX studio Egg has installed the high-performance EditShare XStream EFS 450 scale-out storage platform with Flow media asset management and Ark archiving as the core infrastructure for its projects dealing in 4K, 8K and beyond. The integrated EditShare solution provides a tiered storage environment with smart media management tools for controlling media assets from ingest to archive.

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Filmmaking meets photography: How and why to extract stills from 4K+ footage

Major industry trend blurs the line between still images and video.

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Josh Wiese perfectly captures the solar eclipse with the Sony FS7 and Atomos Ninja Flame monitor recorder

When you’re trying to capture the moment of a lifetime, you can’t afford to take any chances. So when Josh Wiese and his teammates set out to film the solar eclipse this week - the first total eclipse to cross the US coast-to-coast for almost a century - he knew he’d need a lot of research and equipment he could count upon.

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Videographer Kenneth Boyd Invests in AG-UX180 4K Handheld Camcorder for Corporate/Event Production

Dallas, TX area videographer Kenneth Boyd recently wrapped up a busy college graduation production season that he fielded with the Panasonic AG-UX180 4K camcorder, the main camera of his company, I-DEE Production

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Panasonic Ships AG-UMR20 Recorder/AG-UCK20 Compact Camera

Panasonic has begun deliveries of the AG-UMR20 compact field recorder and companion AG-UCK20 4K camera head, facilitating ultra-flexible, high-quality 4K image capture and advanced IP control and IP streaming.

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Netflix's Anne with an E Shot with VariCam 35s

Anne with an E is a filmed adaptation of the classic coming-of-age 1908 novel, Anne of Green Gables, by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. The series was shot by cinematographer Bobby Shore, CSC with VariCam 35 cinema cameras.

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Blackmagic Design Ships Remote Bluetooth Camera Control App for URSA Mini Pro

Blackmagic Design today released Blackmagic Camera Control, a free iPad app that lets customers remotely control their URSA Mini Pro cameras via Bluetooth, along with Camera 4.4 Update for URSA Mini Pro cameras. The new Blackmagic Camera Control app is based on the open protocol for URSA Mini Pro cameras that Blackmagic Design demonstrated at NAB earlier this year.

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New Firmware Upgrades for Panasonic VariCam Cameras Offer Greater Speed and Versatility

Panasonic has announced free firmware upgrades for the VariCam 35, HS, LT, and Pure cinema cameras that includes several new features and added functions.

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Cineo Lights the Way for the Stars of America’s Got Talent

America’s Got Talent, the acclaimed nationwide talent show that has become a mainstay on NBC, is set to premier its twelfth season this year. Cineo Lighting has been with us since the beginning, helping ensure judges, hosts and performers always look their best for the camera.

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The Sword and The cineSync: VFX of King Arthur

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword feels like the logical next step in Guy Ritchie’s career – after all, who better to direct a modern reimagining of King Arthur than British film royalty? Ritchie has spent years moulding rough and rugged England into whip-smart stories of sleazy charm, and Ancient Albion feels like home turf.

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