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Kees van Oostrum to Lead American Society of Cinematographers for Third Term

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has re-elected Kees van Oostrum as president. Van Oostrum will serve his third consecutive term. The ASC Board also named its roster of officers for 2018-2019, including Bill Bennett, John Simmons and Cynthia Pusheck as vice presidents; Levie Isaacks as treasurer; David Darby as secretary; and Isidore Mankofsky as sergeant-at-arms. “During this past year at the ASC, we have been steadfastly focused on educational […]

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RED Digital Cinema Simplifies Camera/Sensor Line-up

The full power of RED’s updated DSMC2 line-up is now available at a lower price; existing RED owners have new upgrade paths available. IRVINE, Calif. May 21, 2018 — RED Digital Cinema is advancing its product portfolio of high-quality cameras and sensors with a focus on simplicity, price and quality for customers. Beginning today, RED’s camera line-up will be modified to include one DSMC2 camera BRAIN with three sensor options […]

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Panavision Panel to Explore Beauty of 8K Large Format at SXSW

WOODLAND HILLS, CA (February 27, 2018) – Panavision, a global leader in optics and camera systems, will explore the beauty of 8K large format in an eye-opening presentation at SXSW on March 13 at 11:00 a.m. at the Vimeo Theater. Attendees to the interactive discussion will learn about the symbiotic relationship between full-frame imaging devices and large-format optics, and how these tools can help improve production value while remaining cost effective. The […]

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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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RED To Showcase WEAPON With MONSTRO 8K VV Sensor At BSC Expo

PRESENTATIONS DURING EXPO HIGHLIGHT BENEFITS OF HIGH RESOLUTION TOGETHER WITH RED’S RAW WORKFLOW LONDON, January 29, 2018 — RED Digital Cinema® is showcasing its latest sensor technology, MONSTRO 8K VV, on Stand 426 at the BSC Expo, running Feb. 2-3 at the Battersea Evolution. MONSTRO is an evolutionary step in large-format sensor technology with improvements in image quality including dynamic range and shadow detail. The new cinematic, full-frame WEAPON® camera […]

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FotoKem Creates a New World of Post For Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Hand-in-hand with Filmmakers, FotoKem’s Creative and Technical Teams Supported Global Production on a Massive Scale BURBANK, CA (January 3, 2018) – FotoKem, a leader in digital and film post production, was the facility of choice for providing comprehensive creative and technical services from pre-production through final deliverables on the critically acclaimed Star Wars: The Last Jedi from Disney/Lucasfilm. The facility built technically advanced solutions that supported the creative team through […]

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2018 HPA Tech Retreat Program Announced

LOS ANGELES 19 December 2017 –– The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced the schedule for the 2018 HPA Tech Retreat®, set for 19-23 February 2017. The Tech Retreat is an incomparable opportunity to meet and engage with well-known and emerging leaders in engineering, technology, creativity and business. The HPA Tech Retreat takes place in the Palm Springs area over the course of a week. Participants confer on future trends […]

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Panavision Hollywood Names Dan Hammond Vice President and General Manager

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. (December 19, 2017) – Panavision has named Dan Hammond, a longtime creative solutions technologist in the industry, as vice president and general manager of Panavision Hollywood. Hammond will be responsible for overseeing daily operations at the facility, and working with the Hollywood team to leverage the exceptional camera systems, optics, service and support that Panavision customers have come to expect. Hammond is a Panavision veteran, who worked […]

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Michael Hicken Named Chief Financial Officer of National TeleConsultants

  GLENDALE, Calif. (Dec. 12, 2017) — National TeleConsultants (NTC), a leading media technology consulting, design and software and systems integration company, announced today that Michael Hicken has been named the company’s Chief Financial Officer. “We’re thrilled to have Mike join our growing team,” said NTC Managing Partner Eliot Graham. “He brings with him extensive experience in the technology, entertainment, and consumer industries. Mike’s unique perspective adds considerable value to […]

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Testronic Expands Burbank Facility to Offer Additional 4K Technology

BURBANK, Calif. (Nov. 29, 2017) – Testronic, the leader in quality control (QC), localization services and compliance, has expanded mastering operations in its Burbank headquarters. The facility upgrade offering greater resolution, higher standards and accurate review capabilities for high frame rate and native 4K content. Along with the upgraded infrastructure and new hardware, are a number of new personnel hires. “This is all part of our continued effort to provide […]

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