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Recent Events

Createasphere Expo 2012

img_0742Last November, Createasphere Entertainment Technology Expo provided an opportunity for entertainment industry techs to learn from experts about the changing digital workflow environment and the next wave of production. Held at the Burbank Marriott, Createasphere premiered the Digital Process Workflow Lab which gives an in-depth look at the latest evolution of media asset in the production process. The Lab offers solutions to the challenges of secure data handling and large data storage requirements along with accurate color and metadata challenges. The Expo also offered an intensive Post Production Master Class (PPMC) focusing on evolving postproduction processes and technologies. Industry experts discussed trends and future expectations for the professional post community. The exhibit area offered attendees an up-close look at the latest products and solutions from many leading manufacturers and retailers. And a highlight of this year’s event was a conversation with Cinematographer Peter Deming, ASC, who discussed his work on Director Sam Raimi’s cult classic Evil Dead II and Walt Disney Studios’ highly anticipated Oz: The Great and Powerful (slated for a March 2013 release).


Sony Introduces Two New 4K Cameras

img_2301Sony Electronics Inc. recently held a pleasurable event to celebrate the future of 4K and the launch of the company’s newest 4K cameras. Held at Sony Pictures Studios, the event welcomed filmmakers and other production professionals that are interested in a 4K workflow. The attendees were among the first to see Sony’s new 84-inch TV that will allow consumers to view 4K resolution. Sony Electronics President/COO Phil Molyneux first witnessed 4K technology in Japan. “[I] saw the future there right in front of me,” he reported. “When [consumers] see 4K content on our 4K TVs, they will be stunned.”


COLAs Honor California’s Location Professionals

img_3644On October 28, the 18th Annual California on Location Awards (COLA) recognized talented film and television location professionals at the historic Huntington-Langham hotel in Pasadena. The COLAs are an annual flagship event created by the Film Liaisons In California Statewide (FLICS), a nonprofit organization of regional film commissions that promote and support California’s film and television production industry. The celebration highlighted the best of the best when it comes to scouting and managing the California locations that are ultimately seen on television and the big screen. In addition, various governmental sectors of federal, state and local public employees were recognized for their valuable services while facilitating California location filming in their jurisdictions.


IBC 2012 Revisited



The city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands was once again an ideal setting for IBC2012. Broadcasters and filmmakers from around the world gathered to discuss technology and trends that will ultimately transcend how consumers will be entertained. The location was beautiful and the weather perfect, and everything from the traffic to each IBC event flowed seamlessly.

The attendance figures for this year’s event at the RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre were reported to be an impressive 50,937.


Utah 2012



The Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development, the Utah Film Commission, the Utah Office of Tourism and Delta Air Lines came together to welcome the Hollywood community to film in the state of Utah at the annual "UTAH IN HOLLYWOOD" event. The September evening event held at the Luxe Hotel on Sunset Boulevard in West Los Angeles was attended by producers, actors, location managers and other entertainment industry professionals as they looked to gain information about lensing in the state.

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