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Documentary filmmaker Beth Murphy
»POSTED on June 11, 2015
Many documentary filmmakers turn to fundraising to finance their films. But not every filmmaker turns to fundraising to support the work of her subject. Producer/director Beth Murphy is using her film, What Tomorrow Brings, about visionary Razia Jan to help raise funds for what will be the first women’s college in rural Afghanistan.

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The effects in Ted 2 were shot live using Xsen motion capture technology. Xsens Motion-Capture Gives New Life to Ted 2
»POSTED on June 29, 2015
The challenge in the first Ted movie was to convince cinema audiences that the world’s most outrageous bear was real. But for Ted 2, the new comedy from writer/director and voice star Seth MacFarlane the aims got a bit more mature. Yet despite the complexity of the action, the film’s motion capture was produced live on set by Universal and MRC using Xsens' lightweight MVN inertial motion-capture suits.
Downtown L.A. Announces Feature Lineup for 7th Festival
»POSTED on June 29, 2015
Organizers of the nonprofit Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles have announced its 7th annual feature film line-up. The five-day event, July 22-26, will be held in venues throughout downtown L.A.’s historic core with The Regent Theater serving as the festival’s primary venue.
TV Land comedy Younger was posted at Technicolor PostWorks New York TV Land Comedy Younger Finished at Technicolor PostWorks New York
»POSTED on June 25, 2015
Post-production finishing for the first season of TV Land’s inspired new comedy Younger was recently completed at Technicolor PostWorks New York. Senior colorist Anthony Raffaele applied the final color grade to the original series, which has generated buzz and a growing fan base thanks to its positive depiction of intergenerational female relationships.
Barco DP4K-30L laser projector Middle Eastern Chain to Install Barco Laser Projectors in Major Sale
»POSTED on June 25, 2015
CinemaCity and Prime Cinemas, part of the World Media Holding group, will install seven of Barco’s laser projectors in their flagship cinemas, to open early 2016 in the Mall of Qatar in Doha, Qatar and Abdali Mall in Amman, Jordan, respectively. Barco will provide the cinema exhibitors with a total of twenty-six more Alchemy digital cinema projectors later this year.
Paul Broderick, chair of the SMPTE Australia Section SMPTE Australia Conference Theme Persistence of Vision – Defining the Future
»POSTED on June 25, 2015
The theme for the SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition is Persistence of Vision – Defining the Future. The show will be held in Sydney, July 14-17. The theme gives a nod to the optical illusion that makes motion imaging possible and reinforces the ongoing devotion of SMPTE to the critical tasks of standards development and education for the motion-imaging industry.

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