Spike Lee's EP'ed film 'Manos Sucias' to Premiere at Tribeca Film Fest

Miscellaneous Monday, April 14, 2014
Manos Sucias -- exclusively shot on the Canon Cinema EOS C300 --is about to debut at Tribeca Film Festival (April 16-27); this Spike Lee, executive produced feature will raise your pulse with its authentic and heartbreaking portrayal of narco-trafficking in Colombia and impress you with its subtly gorgeous cinematography.The film also has an extremely unique behind-the-scenes story. The filmmakers held a five-week storytelling workshop during pre-production for Buenaventura residents to build lasting, sustainable skills among the community. We were able to get an inside look on the film from it's director Josef Wladyka and cinematographer/co-writer Alan Blanco right before the film is featured at this years film fest.

4K is here – what do we do with it?

Miscellaneous Wednesday, April 09, 2014
by Katrina Diamond4K is here - what do we do with it? ANC Sports' Chief Technology Officer Mark Stross will join Newtek's Chief Technology Officer Dr. Andrew Cross to explore how to maximize the adoption of 4K. In 2013, ANC integrated a control system to drive a video display featuring physical pixels of 1080p x 3840p at the Seattle Mariners, including dissolving content to effectively playback two HD streams at once. Meanwhile, Newtek's broadcast equipment is found in HD control rooms around the world. They will tackle the most pressing issues in both signage and broadcast control rooms such as how to successfully drive larger, higher definition displays, as well as the challenges of outputting content featuring such large file sizes. Topics such as when to scale content, delivery speed and distribution will receive an open floor discussion as the industry comes together to take greater than HD displays to the next level.



New Lens Intro’s from Schneider Optics

Miscellaneous Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Schneider adds 18mm, 25mm and 100mm lenses to its popular Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon FF-Prime family that already includes the 35mm, 50mm and 75mm focal lengths. They are purpose built for digital cinematography with cameras including RED Dragon, Canon C100/C300/C500, Arri Alexa, Sony F5/F55 and HDSLR cameras, and cover the full 45mm image circle usable on Canon 5D Mark III and Nikon D800 cameras. These compact lenses are designed for 4K and beyond resolution (4096 x 2304 pixels).

How to Plan a Live Event Everyone Will Be Talking About

Advice / Tips & Tricks Thursday, March 20, 2014
By Paul SimmsEvent-planning can be daunting, and nearly everyone makes mistakes whilst they are learning the basics. However, by taking note of certain advice, you can hopefully make sure that everything runs smoothly and wins all your guests over. If you are in charge of putting on your first ever live event, it’s a good idea to get a firm idea about what you’re looking for and what you’re hoping to achieve as soon as you can.


DIY Tips + Tricks from Indie Filmmakers

Miscellaneous Monday, March 17, 2014
Executive producer Zak Baggans and director Devin Lawrence have worked together on the Travel Channel’s popular "Ghost Adventures” series, and they teamed up with TV veteran and DP Mark LaFleur to create their first feature film: Sympathy, Said the Shark. The democratization of film technology has put affordable, feature film quality tools in the hands of many, making DIY filmmaking truly possible. But it’s not just the up and comers taking advantage of these tools. Even those established in the industry are using these tools to deliver their own projects, which is exactly what Zak, Devin and Mark are doing with their first film. Learn from Devin and Mark about their thoughts about indie filmmaking and its future.

Kinefinity Shows New 6K KineMAX & 4K KineMINI RAW Cameras

Miscellaneous Friday, March 14, 2014
by Corey Steib Kinefinity™ based in China is a new brand of professional digital cinema products including KineRAW cameras, KineMAG SSD, KineKIT accessories, KineStation transcoding software, KineGrip sidegrip, and more. The KineRAW cameras and related products are designed, developed, assembled in China by a team with passion, concentration, vision and technical background from high performance astronomy camera design.Now for the longest time, RED has been the big company to make 4K and higher cameras but now it seems that Kinefinity has announced their very own 6K cameras called KineMax along with the KineMini 4K Camera which are sure to make a lot of noise at this years NAB.