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Don Morgan ASC Chooses Schneider for TVLand Series Retired at 35

Schneider Optics announces that Emmy-winning cinematographer Donald A. Morgan ASC has chosen Schneider’s Classic Soft filters for the new TVLand series, Retired at 35, starring George Segal and Jessica Walter.

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FUJINON LENSES DRIVE THE ALL MOBILE VIDEO 3D TRUCK

HA23x7_6BE_JPGAll Mobile Video (AMV) recently furnished its Epic 3D mobile production unit with lenses from FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division for use on Sony HDC1500 Series cameras and Sony HDC-P1 cameras on 3ality Digital 3D stereoscopic rigs. The Epic 3D features six Fujinon HA23x7.6BERM HD Premier Series ENG-Style telephoto lenses and 12 Fujinon HAs18x7.6BRM Premier Series HD ENG-Style telephoto lenses. Each 3D rig on the truck includes two lenses for stereoscopic 3D production. There are six 3ality Digital 3flex 3D camera rigs on the Epic 3D truck - four TS-2 Studio Beamsplitter rigs and two TS-4 Side-by-Side rigs.

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Lex Products Launches Slim Dimmer Plus with DMX

Lex_DimmerLex Products announces the Slim Dimmer Plus, a new portable single 1,800W dimmer with both local and DMX512 control.

The Slim Dimmer Plus is a compact, rugged single dimmer that can operate on its own with an onboard fader, or as a part of a larger dimming system, utilizing DMX512 for remote control. It is enclosed in a rigid aluminum extrusion, making it durable enough for theatre, film and event rental use. The dimmer is UL Listed for use in both the U.S. and Canada.

The Slim Dimmer Plus joins the Lex Slim Dimmer in the company’s small, single dimmer product line. Both the Slim Dimmer and the Slim Dimmer Plus are compact 1800W dimmers, respectively, one has local control and the other has both local and DMX control.


Graham Likeness, Business Development Manager, says “Our customers often need simple, on the spot dimming. Sometimes they need dimmers to be stand alone and sometimes they need to be controlled remotely. In either case, the Slim Dimmer Plus is the perfect solution”.

For additional information on the Slim Dimmer Plus or Lex Dimming products, contact Lex Products, 15 Progress drive, Shelton, CT. 06484. Phone (800)-843-4460, or (203)-363-3742, or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Innovative Additions for DSLRs

InovativeGear_SonyPMWWithout a doubt, DSLR cameras have had a revolutionary impact on production technology and technique in a very short time. This is especially true for those involved in indie features, TV dramas, music videos and commercials. While the RED camera and its promised kid sister, the SCARLET, launched this bold new genre just a few years ago, DSLRs have since taken it to a new level.

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Digital Learning Curve

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You’d never know it, but one of the busiest production facilities in Southern California is based at the Dominguez Hills campus of Cal State University (CSUDH), where Bernie Clinch is a producer for the Distance Learning department. “We produce approximately 21 hours a week of live programming plus an average of five prerecorded programs every month,” explains Clinch. Most of that content takes the form of degree-granting courses that interested students can view through a local cable system and online at http://dhtv.csudh.edu/, and they can receive a full academic credit that’s transferable throughout the CSU system.

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