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FotoKem Provides End-to-End ACES Finishing for Little from Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures

BURBANK, CA (May 1, 2019) – There’s nothing small about the bicoastal post-production workflow provided by FotoKem for Universal Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ Little. FotoKem’s Atlanta and Burbank facilities supported the production from digital dailies through finishing with a full ACES finish for this fantasy comedy. From blockbuster producer Will Packer (Girls Trip, Night School, the Ride Along franchise) and director and co-writer Tina Gordon (Peeples, Drumline), Little tells the […]

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Aidan Stanford Joins Keep Me Posted as Senior Colorist

BURBANK, CA (April 25, 2019) – Colorist Aidan Stanford has joined Keep Me Posted (KMP), a FotoKem company specializing in creative and technical episodic post-production services. In his role as senior colorist, Stanford builds upon Fotokem’s roster of creative talent that serves episodic and feature projects. With over 25 years of experience, Stanford brings unique expertise including proficiencies on color grading systems. His experience ranges from photochemical color timing to […]

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RED Releases R3D® SDK For NVIDIA CUDA-Accelerated Workflow

IRVINE, CA (April 24, 2019) – RED Digital Cinema® released its RED R3D® SDK and accompanying REDCINE-X PRO® software with accelerated decode and debayering on NVIDIA CUDA® platforms. By offloading the compute-intensive decoding and debayering of RED R3D files onto one or more NVIDIA GPUs, real-time playback, edit and color grade of 8K footage is now possible. Benefits and efficiencies of this new software-hardware combination during the post-production process include: […]

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HPA Awards Opens Call for Entries for Engineering Excellence Awards

For the 14th year, The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) will honor the companies and individuals who draw upon technical and creative ingenuity to develop breakthrough technologies with the HPA Engineering Excellence Award.  The call for entries for the Engineering Excellence Award opened today, and submissions will close on May 24, 2019. Joachim Zell, VP of Technology for EFILM and chair of the HPA Engineering Excellence Award Committee, said, “True success […]

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ACE TechFest Brings Editors and Latest Technologies Together

American Cinema Editors (ACE) has unveiled its newest educational technology event: ACE TechFest (LA).  ACE TechFest is a half-day event during which editors and post team members will be able to access users, experts and new products in a limited-seats-available environment that offers all of the information of a major trade show without the hassle, travel and frenzy. It will be held at the Universal Studios lot, June 8, 2019. […]

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Imagica Group Makes Strategic Investment in Pixelogic

Imagica Group Inc., an integrated global media holding company and the parent company of SDI Media Group, Inc., has made a strategic investment in Pixelogic, acquiring a significant minority stake in the company.   Nobuo Fuse, the Representative Director, President of Imagica Group, said “We are pleased to partner with Pixelogic and support the company in its next phase of growth. We look forward to working with the Pixelogic team […]

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American Society of Cinematographers

American Society of Cinematographers Appoints Eric Rodli as Executive Director

LOS ANGELES (February 7, 2018) – The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has named Eric Rodli as executive director, effective immediately. In his new role, Rodli will be responsible for driving initiatives that uphold the mission of the organization – to advance the art and science of cinematography – and creating a supportive community for its members. Rodli, an ASC associate member since 2001, has served six years as co-chair […]

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HPA Awards Opens Call for Entries for Engineering Excellence

Prestigious honors will be bestowed at HPA Awards on November 16, 2017 April 23, 2017 (Los Angeles, CA) The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) opened the call for entries for its coveted Engineering Excellence Award today during the Future of Cinema Conference at the 2017 NAB Show. Submissions for the engineering awards will be accepted from April 23, 2017 to May 26, 2017. Now in its 12th year, the HPA Engineering […]

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