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The latest news, views and hot tips from the world of production. This month, a million-dollar prize – and a right bunch of dummies
CVP is looking to play a large part in helping the industry get back to work as production restarts post-lockdown. From flexible finance packages and the reopening of its showrooms to inspirational podcasts, it has put together a range of measures to help reinvigorate business and get content flowing again. Wildscreen announced the nominees for the 2020 Wildscreen Panda Awards. Documentary thriller Sea of Shadows from National Geographic leads the way, picking up four nominations out of the nine film categories for editing, music, producer/ director and sound. Canon has developed a sensor that allows cameras to measure distances and create 3D images with less latency and more accuracy converted into multiple electrons – allowing for a range of imaging improvements, such as accurate distance calculation for 3D images and quick capture. However, until now it’s been challenging to achieve the high pixel counts needed to apply these capabilities to industries such as than ever before. SPAD sensors allow a single photon of light to be
feature films and commercials, has launched its latest
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film competition, affirming My Rode Reel as a big- calendar event for filmmakers. Entries are open now and close Wednesday 7 October. Rob Savage’s new horror film Host , shot entirely during lockdown, tells the story of six friends who hire a medium to hold a shockingly spooky video séance, also during lockdown. It is partly inspired by a prank the director played on his friends during a Zoom chat that went viral.
England. It will support non-profit and independent cinemas that are facing prohibitive challenges in being able to reopen and
aircraft. The goal for the team at Flying Pictures was to develop a drone that removed the restrictions inherent in traditional drone technology – an aircraft capable of flying the heaviest camera and lens packages available today, enabling filmmakers to achieve their creative visions without any need to compromise. Rode has once again upped the ante, offering a monumental $1 million in cash to the winner of its annual short film contest. This is the biggest cash prize ever offered in a short
operate while social distancing is in place.
DNEG Feature Animation Thank you, Healthcare Workers aims to recognise and celebrate the tireless work of these extraordinary people. The DNEG Feature Animation team has put together an animated short film, featuring the team’s Queen’s Guard mascot.
autonomous vehicles, healthcare and AR/VR.
The BFI has released the guidelines for the £30m Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas in
Ranger from Teradek is the world’s first zero-delay wireless 4K HDR video system. It can transmit
Flying Pictures, providers of helicopter and drone services for
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