Production & Post-Production

SMPTE Awards Gala a Global Virtual Event

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 11:25 -- Nick Dager

SMPTE, the home of media professionals, technologists, and engineers, will honor industry luminaries and next-generation leaders at the SMPTE Awards Gala, a virtual event taking place across two ceremonies on November 30 and December 1. Registration is free for this year's event, which will feature a unique social reception and a program schedule that makes it easy to engage and celebrate with friends and colleagues around the globe.

SMPTE Receives Epic Games Grant to Jumpstart Establishing VR Standards

Thu, 11/18/2021 - 12:10 -- Nick Dager

SMPTE, the home of media professionals, technologists, and engineers, today announced that — through its newest program, Rapid Industry Solutions On-Set Virtual Production Initiative — has received a prestigious Epic MegaGrant from Epic Games. Drawing on the expertise and contributions of diverse technology and thought leaders, the RIS OSVP is working quickly to assess challenges; establish goals; and make interoperability specifications, workflows, and best practices open and free to the industry along with supporting educational courses and webcasts

Star Trek: Discovery Shot Full Frame

Wed, 11/17/2021 - 08:46 -- Nick Dager

Season 4 of Star Trek: Discovery will bring viewers further into the story than previous seasons, as lead director of photography Philip Lanyon added shooting in full frame to his creative look. Lanyon was the driving force behind using full frame for Discovery, although the decision to introduce full frame was also somewhat technically driven. “Discovery used virtual production environments in Season 4 and the large format can effectively give you softer backgrounds, which was important to control moiré and other artifacts you can get on a LED wall,” he said, “but shooting in full frame is what I wanted for the look and feel of Season 4.”

Colorists Society Names Osborne to its Board of Directors

Wed, 11/17/2021 - 08:23 -- Nick Dager

The Colorist Society has named Mark Todd Osborne to its board of directors. Osborne is a Los Angeles-based senior colorist with more than 200 film and television credits. As a board member, he will be involved governing, managing, and planning for the organization. He will also act as an ambassador for CSI to other industry organizations and the wider professional community. Osborne joins Kevin Shaw, president; Sarah Priestnall, vice president; and Hugh Heinsohn, secretary/treasurer, on the CSI board.

Sony Introduces Venice 2 Digital Cinema Camera

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 11:58 -- Nick Dager

Sony Electronics today introduced the Venice 2 digital cinema camera, the new flagship model and latest addition to its lineup of high-end digital cinema cameras. The company says the Venice 2 builds upon the strength of the original Venice with new features including a compact design, internal recording, and the option for two different sensors: the newly developed full-frame 8.6K sensor or the original 6K Venice sensor.  The Venice 2 also inherits popular features from the original Venice including color science, Dual Base ISO and 8-stops of built-in ND filters.

Filming the Chickasaw Nation

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 11:19 -- Nick Dager

Oklahoma has a rich history of filmmaking. The state is a prime location for filming due to its diverse landscape and history, along with the people who call the state home. With 39 different federally recognized tribes – each with its culture and customs – residing within the state, many stories can be told about their unique histories. Telling its story from its own perspective is important to the Chickasaw Nation.

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