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Canon Learning Center Update

Canon U.S.A. recently announced two updates to the Canon Digital Learning Center (CDLC).

A new dedicated mobile site (m.learn.usa.canon.com) has been launched to help make the CDLC's educational content and resources easily available from any smartphone or tablet. Access to Canons collection of technical articles, tutorial videos, image galleries, PDF guides, and Events Calendar can now be accessed all on the go, or in the field. Viewers can also register for Canon Live Learning workshops right from their phones. The CDLC mobile site is optimized for use with Apple’s iPhone along with Android and Blackberry devices.

Also new on the Canon Digital Learning Center is a library of Wireless Files Transmitter (WFT) setup guides. These guides will serve as a valuable resource to professional photographers who currently use, or are curious about, Canon WFTs.  These easy to follow step-by-step PDFs are fully illustrated and include instructions for all WFT modes, network configurations, and popular operating systems.

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Filming The Hunger Games

 

pro_hungergames_stern2-by-kirkland-1Currently a huge box-office hit, The Hunger Games is a breathtaking journey to a future world where children are forced to fight for their lives. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson and Donald Sutherland, the film is a visual dramatization of the first novel in a best-selling trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. The dystopian story unfolds in nation of Panem (formerly the United States, Mexico and Canada) which is divided into 12 oppressed districts, while an autocratic government with absolute power resides in the futuristic metropolis of the Capitol. When the people of a13th district start a rebellion, the Capitol destroys the district and creates an annual competition to forever punish the oppressed. For this “Hunger Games” event, a lottery chooses a boy and girl (between the ages of 12 and 18) from each district to compete in a televised battle where there will be only one survivor.
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NAB 2012 Preview: New Technology for the Digital Age

Broadcasters and filmmakers are heading to Las Vegas, Nev. to have a tech-filled good time at the 2012 NAB Show. This year’s event will have extra excitement for content creators looking to capitalize on an array of new equipment with better quality at considerably reduced costs. For these visionaries, the words “lighter, portable and less expensive” are like music to the ears — and NAB will not disappoint them. The show floor is expected to be busy, filled with many new products and approximately 100,000 attendees ready to purchase the technology of the future. Here’s the first look at some of the companies slated to appear at NAB 2012.

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Sony Professional Solutions New Digital Motion Picture Center

Sony Professional Solutions is opening a new Digital Motion Picture Center at Sony Pictures Studios. Scheduled to open on May 1st, the center will serve as an industry-wide resource for training and education and will support transition to Digital Workflows for Filmmakers.

The Center will offer hands-on training for directors, cinematographers and other professionals in the film and television production industries on the use of Sony's  F65 CineAltaT digital motion picture camera and the production workflows supporting this new acquisition system.

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Cinematographers on Filmmaking and the Movement to Digital

shane_hurlbut_sfwAt last month’s Academy Awards, seven of the nine Best Picture nominees were shot on Kodak film. But as digital technology continues to advance, we should expect to see more nominees like Hugo and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as digital filmmaking becomes more prominent in Hollywood and across the world stage.
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