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The New Kid on the Action Camera Block

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The action camera market, previously dominated by GoPro now has new products pouring in from Sony, Contour, and JVC that are smaller in size and action-ready than ever before. The film industry has recently discovered the value of the smaller, more convenient DSLR cameras, which enable shooting from small cramped spaces or compromising locations – for the action camera crowd, however, size has always been a non-negotiable. When free-skiing powder in Utah, snowboarding in Verbier...

The Queen of Versailles is in Los Angeles (festival)

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The Queen before her unfinished palace Anyone who thinks this will be about the famous palace of "Le Roi Soleil" Louis XIV on the outskirts of Paris is in for a big surprise. The Versailles of this incredible true story will be the largest private family residence in the word when it is finished and the queen who will rule the roost is Jacquie Siegel, busty 43 year old trophy wife of 74 year old Real Estate tycoon David Siegel, who is building this monstrosity of a dwell...

Tropfest Announces Roughcut 2012

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Tropfest announced today Charles Randolph, celebrated international screenwriter and producer of the 2011 box office hit Love and Other Drugs, will present the keynote address at filmmaker symposium, Tropfest Roughcut, on Saturday 18 February, 2012. Randolph will travel from New York to Sydney for the event.   Also confirmed to speak is high-profile Australian film editor Jason Ballantine and Kieran Darcy-Smith, whose new feature, Wish You Were Here, has been selected to open the ...

Philip Bloom workshop at Fest Film Lab (Portugal)

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One of the most sought for workshops in filmmaking will return to FEST FILM LAB. After his September workshop Philip Bloom will return to Portugal for a new workshop in January directed to all of those who wish to elevate their knowledge on DSLR’s and Digital Video. Due to the great number of people interested we are sure the workshop will be sold out very quickly therefore we advise to register timely to avoid any disappointments. This workshop has the price of 325 Euros per person, and the d...

George Platt Lynes: Idolizing The Male Body

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  Since the first recorded images to the pantheons of Greece and Rome to the contemporary art world's fascination with the human form, the human body has not only been a source of inspiration but also of expression for artists in all medium. The sculptures that we still admire from ancient times are just the starting point for a continued obsession with the perfection of the human musculature. That obsession was certainly the key note in the artistic development and output of photographer...

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Kodak's Support of Independent Filmmakers Widespread at Slamdance and Sundance Festivals

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  Highlights include Coffee with Oscar®-winner Vilmos Zsigmond; and a Panel on Shooting Low-Budget Features on Film Kodak will once again give its full support to the independent filmmaking community at the Slamdance and Sundance Film Festivals, which will run concurrently in Park City, Utah, beginning January 20. Kodak will present an extended Q&A with Oscar®-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC and producer Jack Robinette following the screening of the...

HDSLR Cameras: The Latest Hot Trend

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By Rhiannon Hobbins, Festival Manager I was in serious post-festival daze when I first watched G-Technology’s “Faces of the Festival” film. And I’ve got to admit that I was truly impressed. Sure, it brought back great memories from the festival. But the image quality was amazing and I was intrigued to learn that they filmed it all on a SLR camera. Surely SLR cameras are just for still photography, I thought? After a little investigation, I was surprised to learn tha...

Interview with French Film Director, Phillipe Seclier

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Interview with French Film Director, Phillipe Seclier/"An American Journey"/Photographer Robert Frank"An American Journey: Revisiting Robert Frank's 'The Americans'": Opens at "The Film Forum" on Wednesday, September 30. SA: Question: "Robert Frank is thought of as one of the greatest living masters of photography. How did you decide to make a film about him?"Phillipe Seclier: Answer: "It's a long story. I traveled to the USA in 1984, and learned a lot about American culture, theater, movies...

MISUSE OF DIGITAZATION OF FILMS

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Before the advent of digital cameras, film had to be developed and printed commercially. Concerns about privacy kept most camera users, including young people, from taking or posing for revealing photos. Digital cameras, especially easy-to-use versions marketed to children, have made it simple to take pictures that no one else sees. Computers have made it easy to transmit them. Photographs can be posted online or sent via email. Some young people are experimenting with th...

The Global Film Village: HiDef Revolution 2 by Marla Lewin

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The Academy of Television of Arts and Sciences presented a symposium for its members entitled the HiDef Revolution 2 at CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA on May 5th, 2009.The expert panel consisted of FÉLIX ENRÍQUEZ ALCALÁ Director, Cinematographer ROBERT PRIMES Cinematographer, Director;  DP BARRY BRAVERMAN,  DP TOM CURRAN , PHILIP HODGETTS Intelligent Assistance Inc. provided the technical or geek-speak overview and the panel was moderated by CONRAD DENKE, Publisher HighDef Magazine. ...

The Global Film Village: HiDef Revolution 2 by Marla Lewin

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Academy Television of Arts and Sciences presented a symposium for its members entitled the HiDef Revolution 2 at CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA on May 5th, 2009.The expert panel consisted of FÉLIX ENRÍQUEZ ALCALÁ Director, Cinematographer ROBERT PRIMES Cinematographer, Director; DP BARRY BRAVERMAN, DP TOM CURRAN , PHILIP HODGETTS Intelligent Assistance Inc. provided the technical or geek-speak overview and the panel was moderated by CONRAD DENKE, Publisher HighDef Magazine. Their purp...

Interview with Mike Figgis on Sony Ericsson and ‘Life Captured?

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To celebrate his involvement with Sony Ericsson’s Life Captured, a pioneering film made entirely out of still images, film director and photographer Mike Figgis talks about his reasons for getting involved, his ideas for the project and discusses his work – past, present and future.Why did you decide to get involved with Sony Ericsson and ‘Life Captured?’A: When Sony Ericsson first asked me to get involved with Life Captured I was reluctant. I’ve seen a lot of competitions come and go ...

Kimberly Snyder as a Vice President of Eastman Kodak Company

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Eastman Kodak Company announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Kimberly Snyder as a Vice President of the company, effective immediately. Snyder, 45, was last week named President and General Manager of Kodak's Entertainment Imaging business in the Film, Photofinishing and Entertainment Group. She is responsible for all aspects of Kodak's business with the motion picture and television industry. This includes both the traditional film technologies used to capture and print moving ...

William Klein Tribute at Thessaloniki Film Fest

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The Tribute to the American director, photographer, graphic designer and painter William Klein, presented in the 48th Thessaloniki International Film Festival is formed by celebrated, as well as unknown photographs, and a considerable cinematic body of work, largely unknown in Greece. The exhibition complementing the Tribute is a collaboration between the TIFF and the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art.  Klein was born in the US in 1928, the child of Hungarian immigrants. He left America at ...

William Klein Tribute at Thessaloniki Film Fest

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The Tribute to the American director, photographer, graphic designer and painter William Klein, presented in the 48th Thessaloniki International Film Festival is formed by celebrated, as well as unknown photographs, and a considerable cinematic body of work, largely unknown in Greece. The exhibition complementing the Tribute is a collaboration between the TIFF and the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art. Klein was born in the US in 1928, the child of Hungarian immigrants. He left America at th...

premium celebrity imagery and video from Toronto from Moving Pictures Magazine

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Moving Pictures Magazine, a subsidiary of entertainment media company, Maitland Primrose Group, and Corbis (www.corbis.com), a creative resource for advertising, marketing and media professionals, today announced that they will team up to create and license premium celebrity imagery and video, including celebrity interviews, from the Toronto International Film Festival running September 6 to 15.The behind-the-scenes imagery and video, including exclusive celebrity candids and interviews with act...

Rome Film Festival Switches Light On

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By Liza Foreman ROME – The Inaugural International Rome Film Festival kicked off without a hitch Friday, with the Nicole Kidman starrer “Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus ...
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