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Game of Thrones and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Earn Top Honors at LMGA Awards

The Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) recently announced the winners of its 1st Annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards, presented by the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment.

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Solotech Takes on Justin Timberlake’s World Tour Audio

Like so many of today’s touring acts, Justin Timberlake’s show is more Las Vegas extravaganza than simple concert. Wireless microphones are a must for the show, which recently completed the first of two North American legs of its eleven month long world tour and is slated to kick off a two month European leg in London on March 30. 

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AFCI Locations Show: New Locale for the International Film Commissioners’ Showcase

Film commissioners from across the globe will come together to discuss production funding, locations, crewing, tax incentives and important regional filming aspects at the 2014 AFCI Locations Show in Los Angeles, Calif. This yearly industry event, championed by the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI), will be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza from March 27-29, 2014.

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Inside Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the latest action film from Marvel Studios that will take audiences inside an adventurous world inhabited by iconic comic-book heroes.

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Expert Advice for Location Managers

With over 30 years of experience as a location manager, Michael J. Burmeister has worked on many Hollywood blockbusters, such as True Lies, Terminator Salvation and Edward Scissorhands, and with A-list filmmakers like James Cameron and Michael Bay. “When you’re dealing with [high-profile directors], you don’t want to make any mistakes,” says Burmeister, who most recently worked on Scott Waugh’s action-packed thriller Need for Speed. “At that level they expect perfection. Anything less than perfection is not good.” 

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Steven Spielberg and Director Scott Waugh’s Need for Speed

The recently released action film Need for Speed is all about amazingly high speeds, spectacular car wrecks and authentic racing action — all of which was done without any CGI enhancements. Directed byScott Waugh (Act of Valor) and based on the hugely popular video game series, the film chronicles a cross-country race against time when a mechanic (played by Aaron Paul) sets out for revenge in a high-stakes underground racing tournament after he’s framed for manslaughter by a wealthy ex-NASCAR driver (Dominic Cooper). 

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Panasonic to Preview 4K VariCam

Panasonic aims to preview its developing 4K version of its Varicam digital camera at this years NAB Show in Las Vegas. The camera is geared towards filmmaking, TV production and live event coverage .

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The Don Juans Go Wireless

While shooting The Don Juans in the Czech Republic Oscar-winning Czech director Jiri Menzel (pictured above)  turned to Radim Hladík a renowned location sound engineer, sound editor, mixer, and sound designer to handle both location and post production audio work. 

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The VFX-Heavy World of 300: Rise of an Empire

The new period war epic 300: Rise of an Empire catapults moviegoers into the action-packed, high-seas battle between the Greeks and Persians during the Battle of Salamis. Directed by Noam Murro and produced by Gianni Nunnari, Zack Snyder, Mark Canton, Deborah Snyder and Bernie Goldmann, the film stars Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green and Lena Headey and is a sequel to the blockbuster film 300 (directed by Snyder).

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Gearing Up for NAB 2014

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2014 show will take over Las Vegas from April 5-10th. This is the world’s largest electronic media show highlighting the latest in innovation in filmed entertainment, development, management and delivery.  This year there are more than 200 companies exhibiting for the first time on the showroom floor, which expands 850,000+ square feet. This is the meca of electronic shows and gives consumers a look into the future of this ever-changing industry and teaches attendees to embrace the new exciting future of content creation.

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