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Keylight Cinema Partners with Adorama to Facilitate Equipment Needs

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 10:40 -- Nick Dager

Operating out of Orlando, Miami, Atlanta and Nashville, Keylight Cinema Studios has a variety of clients ranging from Disney World, National Geographic, Discovery Channel and Good Morning America. To ensure his team had the appropriate tools for ever-changing demands and requirements across projects and clients, owner and director of photography Mike Ladisa partnered with Adorama Business Solutions to help take the stress and guesswork out of getting top-tier equipment quickly and efficiently.

Atomos Updates Shogun Connect, Atomos Connect Firmware

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 10:36 -- Nick Dager

Atomos has released the latest firmware update for Shogun Connect and Atomos Connect that will now enable Frame.io camera to cloud workflows. This means an unprecedented number of digital cinema mirrorless, and DSLR cameras can deliver media directly from production to post. With Atomos and C2C every filmmaker canaccelerate their workflow, collaborate in real-time, and support remote team members, no matter the location, budget, or camera.

Creative Vision Finance Launches CVF Hub for Film and TV Professionals

Wed, 04/06/2022 - 09:20 -- Nick Dager

Creative Vision Finance has launched the CVF Hub, a new portal that allows customers to control their finances in a more dynamic way. The launch of the CVF Hub, presents a new and easy way for film and television customers to access their latest invoices, credit notes or payment reminders, as well as facilitates the request of any changes to documents and check the status of the latest contractual information.

CES Power Acquires West Coast Cinema Services

Tue, 03/29/2022 - 12:55 -- Nick Dager

CES Power has acquired West Coast Cinema Services and its affiliate BST Power, the primary provider of power generation and temperature control services to most Hollywood movie studios. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2009, West Coast Cinema has built a reputation as a leading service provider for the television and film industry through environmentally friendly, state-of-the-art power services.

Managing HDR for Sweet Magnolias

Thu, 03/03/2022 - 09:50 -- Nick Dager

Netflix’s Sweet Magnolias is a dramatic romance tale set in the South about three lifelong friends navigating their personal and professional priorities and relationships alongside one another. Sweet Magnolias cinematographer Brian Johnson is a Gemini Award nominee, a two-time Golden Sheaf award winner and recipient of two Leos, whose resume includes The Killing, and You Me Her, to name a few. He was joined on the series by Tyler Blackwell, digital imaging technician, whose credits include One Night in Miami…, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Women of the Movement, among others. Johnson shot with a Sony Venice full-frame digital cinema cameras. Blackwell follows the production on a combination of Sony PVM-X2400 and BVM-HX310 4K high dynamic range monitors.

Steadicam Introduces New M-2 Core Kits

Wed, 03/02/2022 - 09:53 -- Nick Dager

The most integrated and adaptable Steadicam system ever made is now available in a more affordable option with the introduction of the new M-2 Core Kits. Specially configured and priced to provide operators with an entry point into the Steadicam M-Series ecosystem, the M-2 Core Kits utilize the same lightweight components and modular design that has made the M-2 an industry standard.

Snoppa Introduces Rover Dolly with Electronic Stabilization

Mon, 02/14/2022 - 11:10 -- Nick Dager

The Chinese technology company Snoppa has released Rover, a cinema dolly with an electronic stabilization system. Rover is essentially a shooting robot that removes obstacles that the ground creates. It can carry heavy and bulky professional cameras, move stably on a variety of bumpy surfaces, and has programmable automation function. For film crews, it can significantly reduce labor costs and improve work efficiency by introducing a new type mobile shooting equipment to the filming environment.

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