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reimagine familiar workflows for the new reality. Solutions aim to be scalable and cost- effective for your business, covering a range of typical working scenarios. detect fake news, cyberbullying and other online harms is being developed at the University of Exeter Business School. Sigma has released a major new firmware update (Ver2) for its Sigma fp. Acting on feedback from fp users, the update includes a range of new features – it enhances the camera’s functionality and ease of operation, and it fixes some bugs. Atomos has released a free update to enable 5.9K Apple ProRes Raw recording for Panasonic Lumix S1H – with Atomos adding an AtomOS Beta update to facilitate Apple ProRes Raw recording. Users can A digital tool designed to register to download the new AtomOS Beta via the Atomos website,
uncompressed 4K, 10-bit, 4:2:2 video up to 5000 feet line of sight, with less than 1ms of delay.
experiencing up to 5.9K p29.97 or 4K p59.94 ProRes Raw recording. 3.5K Anamorphic ProRes Raw recording is set to be added in the final release. Inspired by the steamy short stories of Anaïs Nin, the new 1950s-set drama series Little Birds, from Warp Films and Sky Atlantic, was shot by Ed Rutherford. Post is by Dan Coles’ team of colourists at Technicolor, sound mixers are Gareth Bull and Richard Straker, with VFX from Gary Brown. MPC Episodic has grown its senior team with the hire of seven key creatives. Christopher Gray joins the studio leadership team from Framestore as executive producer; visual effects supervisors David Sewell and Michael Bell, CG supervisor Steven Godfrey, and VFX producer Patrick Dean all join from Double Negative. The team brings a combined experience of more than 60 years to MPC, with credits including The Witcher, Black Mirror, Chernobyl, The Boys and the Watchmen series. The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) board of governors has elected a new officers. Stephen Lighthill has been elevated to president; VPs are Amy Vincent, Bill Bennett and John Simmons; treasurer is Levie Isaacks; secretary is Gregg Heschong; and sergeant-at-arms is David Darby. The British Society of Cinematographers (BSC), Association of Camera Operators and ScreenSkills have joined forces to form a new mentoring programme designed to support cinematographers and
camera operators from groups under-represented in the screen industries.
VFX studio Jellyfish Pictures has expanded its operating model to access talent across the world. The company opened the world’s largest virtual studio at the end of last year and has now moved on to its next stage of development. If you’re looking for an extended runtime of up to six hours for the new Sony A7S III, the Core SWX Powerbase Edge could be it. Also featured: two p-taps and two USBs for additional accessories, such as an on-camera monitor or light (or to even charge your smarphone). DOP Rodrigo Prieto shot Taylor Swift’s video for her song Cardigan and had to wear two face coverings – a mask and an acrylic shield – for most of the two-day shoot. Unsurprisingly, the video was shot remotely on a robotic crane. Hollywood’s first high-profile pandemic- themed movie recently began shooting in Los Angeles, directed by Michael Bay. “We are literally going to be the first film shooting in LA,” Bay announced when cameras started rolling. soap operas are welcoming new (and quite wooden) cast members for love scenes. This is because they’re mannequins. Initially, producers took out love scenes, but this failed in terms of plotting, so the call went out for the dummies... Also in the US, some
Sony has announced the HDC-P31, a multi- purpose point-of-view system camera with enhanced remote features and advanced HDR workflows. The compact HD camera provides HD HDR capabilities and features a global shutter three 2/3-inch CMOS sensor system, enables high sensitivity and low noise. Creamsource has launched the Vortex8. It’s a 650W high-power LED 2x1ft RGBW lighting system, with CCT ranging from 2200K to 15000K. It can be used as a hard punch light to bounce or push through diffusion, or as a creamy, soft light with the Creamsource Dome or DOP Choice Snapbag. SohoNet’s latest ebook shows how M&E teams can make home-working a success and gives advice on how to effectively
BELOW From DNEG Feature Animation’s short film, Thank you, health care workers
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