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Solo Camera Operators can now Do It All with Eclipse from Redrock Micro

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New automated focus tracking and rig optimizers give freedom and control so small crews and 'jack of all trades' can work like big crews.


SONY 4K Cameras a Key Component of Sneaky Big Studios



F55 Cameras selected for Top Facility

Las Vegas, Nevada, April 17, 2016 - Arizona has long been a production mecca, and soon it will be home to Sneaky Big Studios, what is intended to be one of the finest production facilities. Chosen for image acquisition are Sony’s F55 4K cameras.


BBS Lighting Debuts First LED Remote Phosphor Light Bank System

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After pioneering highly efficient and color accurate Remote Phosphor LED lighting, BBS Lighting marries this technology to a new form factor, creating the first Bank LED Remote Phosphor lights.
Bank systems have long been popular due to their versatility and convenient form factor. BBS has vastly improved on the classic light bank by adding the benefits of Remote Phosphor technology in the Pipeline® 4-Bank, 3’ and 4’ systems.

By incorporating Remote Phosphor technology in the new 4-Banks, the fixtures deliver a 95+ TLCI (Television Lighting Consistency Index). With traditional LEDs, color output begins to drift over time due to heat damage to the phosphor layer doped directly on the bulbs. Remote Phosphor Pipes feature a phosphor layer positioned away from the LEDs so they remain brighter, higher fidelity, with a consistently high TLCI over years of use. Plus, they are rated at 50,000 hours, so the hassles of lamp changes are not an issue.

Pipeline cylindrical Pipes each have a rugged aluminum flat channel with 1/10th-inch thick remote phosphor covering to handle rough treatment without breakage.
Pipeline 4-Banks house BBS’ rugged, 3 or 4-foot long, 1-inch diameter LED Pipes that provide light emission of over 1000 lumens per foot (12,000 lumens from the 3’ and 16000 lumens the 4’). Cool running, they power off of a 48V power supply to provide smooth dimming all the way down to zero.

Utilizing the built-in 4-channel control, Pipeline Banks are fully dimmable (100% to zero) without color shift or flicker. The control offers 8- or 16-bit DMX and manual dimming plus unique strobe capability.
Pipeline 4-Banks come in 3200°K, 4300°K or 5600°K color temperatures. A Bi-Color model allows the user to dial in any color temperature between 3200°K and 5600°K and individually tweak. For additional control, a foil-lined softbox and light grids are custom-designed for the Pipeline 4-banks. The banks are stackable for greater combined output.

3’ 4-banks have an MSRP under $2,000 while 4-footers run under $2,500.

For more information on BBS lights in the Americas visit: www.bbslighting.com or in Europe visit: www.brothers-sons.


Bruce Logan, ASC Gives Insight to Working With Great Directors

Most filmmakers can attest to the fact that working with a great director carries a tremendous amount of learning aptitude. On the flip side spending a long career collaborating with some of the greatest directors in the history of cinema brings with it filmmaking knowledge that would otherwise be impossible to obtain.


AFCI Elects New Board Members

The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) announced the election of a new Chairman and four officers to its board of directors at its annual board meeting hosted by AFCI Member, Film LA.


The Age of the Cinematic Music Video A Conversation with Chris Gutierrez

Music videos have changed since their heyday on MTV decades ago.


Profile: "Straight Outta Compton" Location Manager Alison Taylor

Location Manager Alison Taylor recently took home the California on Location Award for Location Team of the Year - Features for Straight Outta Compton.


Location Managing in the Modern World with Brian O’Neill

In today’s world, technology is king. As producers and directors continue to demand instant access to location information, a bigger wave of technological responsibility is created.


SOC Announces Technical Achievement Award Recipient and Camera Operator of the Year Nominees

he Society of Camera Operators (SOC) recently announced recipients of its 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for Technical Achievement in addition to the Camera Operator of the Year for Film and Television nominees.


Kodak Launches Super 8 Filmmaking Revival Initiative at CES 2016

On the heels of celebrating 50 years of manufacturing Super 8 film, Kodak is launching an initiative aimed at putting Super 8 cameras into the hands of a new generation of filmmakers as well as meeting the needs of top directors, indie filmmakers and others who appreciate the art and craft of filmmaking.

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