People often ask us questions about the many shows we cover every year, such as do you think it will be a busy show? Or a lot more commonly, do you think there will be many new product announcements? The answers to these questions definitely had quite the empathic response; exhibit halls were extremely busy, stands were crowded, and a ton of new product introductions and updates were made. Let’s dive in!
One of the most amazing and impressive things leading into the 2023 Tribeca Festival is how much it continues to grow! Tribeca Film Festival — as it was originally named — was founded by Academy Award winning actor Robert De Niro along with Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff, as a way for New Yorkers and our country to heal and come together after the tragic events of 9-11.
Even for the iconic Studios at Paramount, the 2023 Cine Gear Expo was an exciting and busy event. For the many attendees who made their way from all walks of our industry and returned to the Studios at Paramount, the Expo served as a powerful symbol of the industry's resilience.
Why isn’t Cine Gear Expo LA on your go to destination list this summer? Cine Gear Expo LA (which will run from June 1st- 4th at The Studios at Paramount, Los Angeles) is a celebration of filmmaking — and who doesn’t want to be in on a celebration? Of course, there is always something to be said about finding that great location too, and The Studios at Paramount definitely checks that box.
Legendary visual effects studio Digital Domain recently announced that it has appointed visualization expert and studio veteran Matt McClurg as its new Head of Visualization. McClurg will oversee the VFX studio's full range of visualization efforts, including comprehensive previs and postvis work and a virtual production department that ranks among the top in the industry.
With this being the 100th Anniversary of the “Big Show”, I had the annual 2023 NAB Show in Las Vegas circled on my calendar way in advance. As always, there were so many new and exciting product and technology announcements that I can’t wait to get into with you. You could feel the energy on the exhibit floor with 65,013 people in attendance and 1208 exhibitors. Trust me, the floor was packed with big crowds at all the booths. All I can say is that if you’ve never been to an NAB Show, you really need to go! If you're a newcomer to the business, it’s an eye-opening, one-of-a-kind experience like no other. For returning attendees, it is an opportunity to see and hear what’s trending for the year ahead and to also catch up with our many industry friends. So, let’s dive right in!
If you've been following us for awhile now, then you're probably aware of our annual NAB Awards of Excellence awards. The Awards of Excellence recognize exceptional technological innovation and practice. Each year, ProductionHUB editorial staff and industry experts collaborate to carefully vet and choose the winners. Award recipients are trailblazers in technological growth, products that help streamline workflows for film and video production, as well as advance the art of cinematography.
‘Engineering first’ is practically a mantra in Grass Valley, CA. The area has been a hotbed of technology innovation for the broadcast media production industry since the 1950s. It’s where US Robotics invented the first 28K and 56K modems, and where a company called Cyan built some of the earliest video games for Atari. It’s home to many of the leading companies that power the broadcast, live event and AV media industry.
When I saw that 2023 was the 100th Anniversary of the National Association of Broadcasters Show I knew that 2023 was going to be special. If you stop and think about it, 100 years of just about anything is really a big deal, right? So, no matter if this is your 1st NAB or your 25th NAB Show (or more) I can guarantee that there will be new technology or some cool product or service that will make you stop in your tracks and give you that “wow” moment. One of my many big wow moments? Go ahead and take a step back with me on the time machine. Out of nowhere comes the Video Toaster! Yes, that one. The original Video Toaster. You couldn’t get anywhere near the booth; it was wall to wall attendees five to ten deep. It was like so much digital techno marvel magic all in one box. Complete with those iconic KiKi effects as well!
Cine Gear Expo New York is right around the corner and will be held for the first time at historic Industry City, on the Brooklyn waterfront. Visitors are invited to experience over 50 technology and service exhibits as well as attend seminars and panels hosted by filmmakers and industry leaders. Registration is free. The show runs March 10-11, 2023.