ONE Night: EZTV, LA ACM SIGGRAPH, and Digital Art in West Hollywood
A free Community event open to the public to celebrate early digital artists who gave birth to a new art form
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In celebration of International Women’s Day, this Wednesday’s #PostChat @postchat on Twitter was about women in post production. Guests included editor Kylee Wall (@kyl33t), Creative Cow editor-in-chief Tim Wilson (@metropolitim), Creative Cow (@CreativeCOW) editorial manager Stefani Rice, long-time industry writer and Creative Cow contributor Debra Kaufman (@MobilizedDebra), and myself (@postperspective). Of course, Jesse Averna (@Dr0id) was there helping keep things moving in the right direction.
Here is a transcript for those who missed it: http://storify.com/EditorLiam/postchat-women-in-post-production
Wall (pictured), an editor at Biscardi Creative Media in Atlanta, recently finished editing season three of the PBS series This American Land. She relocated from Indianapolis last year, where she worked primarily in industrial corporate video by day with some independent narrative film work at night. “Right now, I primarily spend my days in Adobe Premiere Pro CC with dashes of After Effects and a willingness to jump into whatever is necessary. I’m fairly NLE-neutral.”
Last month, a House hearing entitled “The Scope of Copyright Protection” highlighted a battle over broadcaster copyright protection, as well as copyright for “codes, laws and standards,” which Burger described as “facts.”
“You can’t copyright facts,” he said.
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic television and commercials, is showcasing the latest advances of its ground-breaking Colorfront Cloud Services at HPA’s Tech Retreat, Palm Springs, and at NAB 2014, Las Vegas.
Announced in October last year, Colorfront Cloud Services enable powerful and streamlined distributed post-production, and have been developed by Colorfront in collaboration with leading Hollywood studios and post-production facilities. Colorfront is now also working with leading broadcasters and content producers in the UK, Europe, Japan, Brazil and the US, as they adopt large-sensor cameras for Ultra HD production.
Key Media Industry Organizations Launch Joint Task Force on File Formats, Media Interoperability
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The launch of the Joint Task Force on File Formats and Media Interoperability was announced by its sponsors, the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA), Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers (IABM), American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As), and Association of National Advertisers (ANA). The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is participating as an observer.
The state’s share of the top 25 live-action films declined from 64 percent in 1997 to just 8 percent in 2013.
If there was ever a question about the impact and value of financial incentives to attract movie and TV production, it is dramatically dispelled in a new report released Thursday by the nonprofit group FilmLA that traces English-language movie production worldwide in 2013.
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Doremi Labs, the leading provider of digital cinema video playback solutions. Together with Dolby’s award winning Dolby Atmos object-based sound platform, Dolby and Doremi will enable exhibitors and content creators to redefine the movie experience for audiences around the world. Dolby is acquiring Doremi for $92.5 million in cash plus an additional $20 million in contingent consideration that may be earned over a four-year period.
Exciting news. Quantel and Snell – two great companies with fantastic track records for innovation, quality and support – have combined to create a new force in the broadcast and media technology market.
The combined Quantel and Snell is great news for our customers. The new organization offers a more comprehensive product range – all existing products from Snell and Quantel will continue as there is zero product overlap between the two companies. The combined business has more regional offices facilitating local access and even better support across the world. Future products and systems will combine best in class technology from Quantel and Snell. The combined organization has the scale, resources and expertise to respond quickly to new market demands.