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HPA Awards Open the Call for Entries in Creative Categories

May 14 2019 (Burbank, CA) – The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) has opened its call for entries in creative categories for the HPA Awards. The Awards, now in their 14th year, are considered important recognition for groundbreaking work and artistic excellence, acknowledging creative artistry in color grading, editing, sound, and visual effects in feature film, episodic, and commercials. The 14th HPA Awards gala will be returning to the Skirball Cultural Center […]

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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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Oscar®-Winner Guillermo Navarro, ASC to Headline RED® Masterclass at BSC Expo

Irvine, CA (January 28, 2019) – RED Digital Cinema® will present a Masterclass featuring Oscar®-winner Guillermo Navarro, ASC at the upcoming BSC Expo in London. Navarro will be discussing his approach to cinematography in the digital age during the seminar that will take place Saturday, February 2, at 16.00. BSC Expo 2019 runs Feb. 1-2 at the Battersea Evolution. Navarro won the Academy Award® for Best Cinematography on Pan’s Labyrinth. […]

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HPA Tech Retreat Extra (TR-X) Announces Program: eSports: Dropping the Mic on Center Stage

Details, speakers and the Keynote for HPA TR-X (Tech Retreat Extra) have been announced. Now in its third year, HPA TR-X kicks off the HPA Tech Retreat, bringing together thought leaders and creatives for a deep dive into topics of particular interest to the community. This year TR-X will focus on eSports, entitled eSports: Dropping the Mic on Center Stage. TR-X will take place on Monday, February 11, 2019 at […]

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Sundance Filmmakers Turn to Panavision for Production and Post Services

WOODLAND HILLS, CA (January 17, 2019) – As entertainment industry luminaries prepare to swarm Park City for the Sundance Film Festival, Panavision and Light Iron (Panavision’s post production subsidiary) are proud to announce their collaborations with filmmakers on more than 25 projects screening or competing at the 2019 event (Jan. 24 – Feb. 3). The independent filmmakers behind these unique stories leveraged the innovative services of Panavision and Light Iron […]

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