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Sohonet and Moxion Partner to Provide Synchronous and Asynchronous Remote Review for the Production, Post and Visual Effects Communities

LOS ANGELES, (June 18, 2020) – Sohonet, the global experts in connectivity, media services and network security for the media and entertainment industry, announced their partnership with Moxion and its revolutionary platform for HDR Immediates and Cuts. The partnership broadens the range of remote collaboration solutions Sohonet can now offer the production, post and visual effects communities. The partnership will provide the production, post and visual effects communities with a […]

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Stephen Lighthill Elected to Lead American Society of Cinematographers

LOS ANGELES, June 9, 2020 – The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Board of Governors has elected a new slate of officers today, elevating Stephen Lighthill to president of the organization. The Board also voted in Vice Presidents Amy Vincent, Bill Bennett, and John Simmons; Treasurer Levie Isaacks; Secretary Gregg Heschong; and Sergeant-at-Arms David Darby. Lighthill takes over the reins from outgoing ASC President Kees van Oostrum, who served the […]

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HPA Honors Robert Legato with Lifetime Achievement Award

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced that Robert Legato, the legendary visual effects supervisor and renowned creative, will receive the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the HPA Awards during a gala evening at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles on November 21st. Now in its 14th year, the HPA Awards recognize creative artistry, innovation and engineering excellence in the media content industry. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors the recipients’ dedication to the betterment of the […]

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Joe Walker, ACE Set for Keynote Conversation at EditFest LA 2019

(Hollywood, CA) July 31, 2019 – EditFest LA, the day-long celebration of the art and craft of editing, is set for August 24, 2019 at Walt Disney Studios’ Frank Wells Theater. EditFest brings the world’s top editors to the stage to share their insights and experiences.  Joe Walker, the Oscar®, BAFTA, and Eddie nominated editor, will cap an outstanding lineup when he joins author Bobbie O’Steen in an “Inside the […]

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HPA Announces 2019 Engineering Excellence Award Winners

July 11, 2019 (Burbank, CA) – The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards Committee have announced the winners of the 2019 HPA Engineering Excellence Award. The winners were selected by a blue-ribbon judging panel after a session held at IMAX on June 22. Honors will be bestowed on November 21 at the 14th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The HPA Awards were founded in 2005 to recognize […]

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Light Iron Enlists Renowned Industry Colorist Scott Klein

LOS ANGELES (July 8, 2019) – Light Iron, a Panavision company, is excited to announce that award-winning colorist Scott Klein is joining the company. As supervising colorist of numerous groundbreaking episodic series, Klein joins a superior roster of Light Iron artists located in both Los Angeles and New York who provide collaborative, creative expertise on feature films, episodic series and music videos. “While Light Iron was historically known for its […]

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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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