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Recent Events

Society of Camera Operators Lifetime Achievement Awards 2013

soc_colinThe Society of Camera Operators (SOC) recently held its annual awards ceremony at the prestigious Television Academy’s Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, Calif. The elegant event honored the camera professionals and innovators who contribute to television and feature film entertainment. The audience of celebrities, camera operators and technicians, equipment manufacturers and industry peers also enjoyed a special tribute highlighting the Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Technology Takes Center Stage at NAB 2013

nab_preview_img_0667sfwAs technology continues to rule film and television production, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) rules the world of U.S. technology trade shows for the broadcast and movie industries. On April 8–11, the floor of Nevada’s Las Vegas Convention Center will be flooded with exhibitors showcasing new and upgraded equipment and software for the 2013 NAB Show. Attendees can expect to see a slew of innovative products and inventory from leading manufacturers like the Vitec Group, Canon, Miller, Sony, Nila, Panasonic, Shotoku and Matthews, just to name a few.

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.

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