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Sony DMPC Inaugurates F65 Training Workshop

Sony DMPC Inaugurates F65 Training Workshop

On Wednesday, June 6, the Sony Digital Motion Picture Center (DMPC), housed in Studio 7 on the Sony Pictures lot, held its first all-day workshop on the F65 camera and its workflow, with weekly free Wednesday workshops to follow for the next two years.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Global Cinematography Institute at CineGear

Global Cinematography Institute at CineGear

The Global Cinematography Institute, recently founded by Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC and Yuri Neyman, ASC, will hold a presentation on Cinematography in Video Games and Virtual Cinematography at CineGear on Saturday, June 2 at 4 pm. The presentation will include directors from Activision, cinematographers who are recent film school grads and the technical director of Universal Virtual Stage I in addition to Zsigmond and Neyman.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
VFX Soup: Ken Ralston, Jay Redd, VFX for Men in Black 3

VFX Soup: Ken Ralston, Jay Redd, VFX for Men in Black 3

Just in time for the theater release of Men in Black 3, Creative COW had the opportunity to speak with Visual Effects Supervisors, Jay Redd, and five-time Academy Award winner and vfx pioneer Ken Ralston about their adventures with aliens and the Men in Black.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
NAB 2012: Anton/Bauer

NAB 2012: Anton/Bauer

At NAB 2012, Anton/Bauer, a part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, debuted its QRC-CA940 Gold Mount solution for the new Canon EOS C300 digital cinema camera and also showcased the MATRIX Cheese Plate, a new mounting plate that can be used with the company's Gold Mount Solutions for the Sony PMW-F3 camera and NEX-FS-100; Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 60D Digital SLR camera and the EOS C300; Panasonic AG-AF100 series professional HD camera and RED EPIC digital cinema camera. The company also unveiled its Customer Support On-Site Maintenance Program.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
NAB 2012: Schneider Optics

NAB 2012: Schneider Optics

Lens and filter designer/manufacturer Schneider Optics introduced a range of new products at NAB 2012, including the 77m True-Match Vari-ND thread-In filter; iPro Lens System for iPhone 4/4S; S2000 Century/Canon 17mm T4 Tilt-Focus Lens in PL Mount; and the Schneider Kreuznach Cine-Xenar III prime lenses.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Behind the Lens: Air Racers 3D: Flying to an IMAX Near You

Behind the Lens: Air Racers 3D: Flying to an IMAX Near You

From the first air race in 1909 to the present day, spectators have been thrilled by the tremendous aerial acrobatics and speed performances that adept pilots and their beloved aircraft are able to achieve. "Air Racers 3D," produced by 3D Entertainment in association with L.A.-based Pretend Entertainment and Stereoscope, is an in-depth exploration of the fastest motor sport on Earth at the annual Reno National Championship Air Races & Air Show, and commemorates this century-old sport in IMAX 3D. The COW had the opportunity to get into the cockpit with the makers of Air Racers 3D.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
If Beauty Will Save the World, Will It Save Cinematography?

If Beauty Will Save the World, Will It Save Cinematography?

Yuri Neyman, ASC looks at the history of cinematography and its roots in painting for clues about how to continue to develop the art and craft.

Editorial
Yuri Neyman, ASC
Cinematography
Behind the Lens: James Mathers Talks About 'Brake'

Behind the Lens: James Mathers Talks About 'Brake'

Cinematographer James Mathers discusses shooting Brake, an indie thriller starring Stephen Dorff that was directed by Gabe Torres from a script by Timothy Mannion. Nathan West and James Walker produced with their company Walking West Entertainment. The movie opens up theatrically in Los Angeles and New York on March 23.

Feature
James Mathers
Audio Professionals
Technicolor Opens Sound Facility on Paramount Lot

Technicolor Opens Sound Facility on Paramount Lot

These two companies structure a partnership to benefit clients and their own ecosystems by opening gleaming new mixing stages for Technicolor on the Paramount lot.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Behind the Lens: Martin Ruhe

Behind the Lens: Martin Ruhe

Cinematographer Martin Ruhe was just honored with the ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Motion Picture/Miniseries Television for his work on "Page Eight," a contemporary spy film directed and written by David Hare for the BBC. Creative COW had the opportunity to speak with Martin for a look behind the lens of "Page Eight."

Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Dante Spinotti, ASC

Dante Spinotti, ASC

Dante Spinotti is this year's winner of the American Society of Cinematographers' Lifetime Achievement Award, which he will receive at the 26th American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards on February 12 in Hollywood...now updated with new photos.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Editing the Farrelly's The Three Stooges

Editing the Farrelly's The Three Stooges

In Atlanta to work with the Farrelly Brothers, the creative minds behind 'Kingpin' and 'Something About Mary,' Sam Seig, the editor for 'The Three Stooges' reflects on comedy, timing, and editing as a team sport.

Feature, People / Interview
Sam Seig
Cinematography
Qube Cinema Delivers 4K 3D From a Single Server

Qube Cinema Delivers 4K 3D From a Single Server

Qube Cinema made history by delivering 4K 3D from a single server at the Moody Gardens Digital Cinema Symposium in Galveston, Texas. "Space Junk 3D" was projected onto an 80 by 60-foot giant screen at high bit-rate 4K stereoscopic DCP through two Barco projectors.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
The SciTech Award Goes to... the Stab-C Classic, Super-G & Stab-C Compact Stabilizing Heads

The SciTech Award Goes to... the Stab-C Classic, Super-G & Stab-C Compact Stabilizing Heads

At the 84th Annual Academy Awards for Technical Achievements, Nettmann Systems International's "versatile family of 5-axis camera and lens stabilizers" will be honored with a SciTech Award: to E.F. "Bob" Nettmann for the concept and system architecture, Michael Sayovitz for the electronic packaging and integration, Brad Fritzel for the electronic engineering, and Fred Miller for the mechanical engineering of the Stab-C Classic, Super-G and Stab-C Compact stabilizing heads.

Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
The SciTech Award Goes to... Side Effects' Andrew Clinton and Mark Elendt

The SciTech Award Goes to... Side Effects' Andrew Clinton and Mark Elendt

At the 84th Annual Academy Awards for Technical Achievements, Side Effects senior mathematician Mark Elendt and 3D graphics programmer Andrew Clinton will pick up a Technical Achievement Award (an Academy Certificate) for the invention and integration of micro-voxels in the Mantra software.

Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Hugo and The Joy of Filmmaking

Hugo and The Joy of Filmmaking

In this expanded version of the article from Creative COW Magazine, VFX Supervisor and 2nd Unit Director Rob Legato shares some of the secrets of a tribute to the love of making and watching movies, and insights into two filmmaking masters. All of us at Creative COW congratulate Rob on his Academy Award nomination for his visual effects work on Hugo.

Feature, People / Interview
Rob Legato
Cinematography
The SciTech Award Goes To...The Pictorvision Eclipse

The SciTech Award Goes To...The Pictorvision Eclipse

On February 11, at the 84th Annual Academy Awards® for Technical Achievements, Michael Lewis, Greg Marsden, Raigo Alas and Michael Vellekoop will receive a Scientific and Engineering Academy Award for the concept, design and implementation of the Pictorvision Eclipse, an electronically stabilized aerial camera platform.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Global Cinematography Institute Launches Classic and Virtual Cinematography Courses

Global Cinematography Institute Launches Classic and Virtual Cinematography Courses

On January 14 at the Beverly Garland Hotel in North Hollywood cinematographers Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC and Yuri Neyman, ASC will unveil plans for an "Expanded Cinematography" program for postgraduate students and filmmakers at their newly established Global Cinematography Institute.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Douglas Trumbull: A Writer-Producer-Director-Engineer-Inventor Looks Forward

Douglas Trumbull: A Writer-Producer-Director-Engineer-Inventor Looks Forward

While others reflect on his 45 years of achievement, Douglas Trumbull currently has five movies underway, and some strong ideas about saving the future of filmmaking.

Feature, People / Interview
Douglas Trumbull
Cinematography
Cutting Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Cutting Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Accomplished Swedish editor Dino Jonsäter follows the clues to edit the notoriously complicated story, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," his first Hollywood film.

Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
LOOK Effects meets The Muppets

LOOK Effects meets The Muppets

Anthony 'Max' Ivins, Visual Effects Supervisor and Co-Owner, LOOK Effects, was responsible for on-set supervision as well as overseeing LOOK Effects' 3D animation and compositing on The Muppets. Take a look with Creative COW at what was at stake working with the Muppet legacy, using bluescreen because your main actor is green, working on a merry-go-round, and planning complicated VFX shots.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Karen Baker Landers and Per Hallberg: Supervising Sound Editors

Karen Baker Landers and Per Hallberg: Supervising Sound Editors

Karen Baker Landers and Per Hallberg are celebrating 23 years together as a supervising sound editor team at Soundelux in Hollywood, a collaboration that includes the 2008 Academy Award for their work on "The Bourne Ultimatum." Creative COW had the opportunity to speak with Karen and Per about their path to becoming top Hollywood supervising sound editors, how they work as a team and the challenges and joys of working in feature film sound.

Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
4K DI on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

4K DI on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Re-teaming with director David Fincher after their successful collaboration on The Social Network, Michael Cioni and the team at Light Iron built 5K workflows for real time, full resolution post for Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The running time of the 4K print is 2:38, creating a data size larger than six 2K features combined. Cioni and Light Iron co-founder Ian Vertovec spoke to Creative COW's Debra Kaufman about how working that way in real time is even possible, working with David Fincher, and what frame sizes larger than 4K mean for all of us.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Behind the Lens: Steven Fierberg, A.S.C.

Behind the Lens: Steven Fierberg, A.S.C.

Steven Fierberg, A.S.C. is well known for the pilot for the new ABC hit Once Upon a Time, for Entourage, and the movies Love and Other Drugs and Secretary but this A.S.C. cinematographer was the artist behind the lens on many titles, including the pilot of How to Make it in America, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4, and Rage, the groundbreaking Sally Potter-directed cell phone movie. Look behind the lens with Creative COW.

Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Douglas Trumbull Sees a Better Filmgoing Future

Douglas Trumbull Sees a Better Filmgoing Future

Douglas Trumbull first won acclaim with the visual effects for such groundbreaking features as "2001: A Space Odyssey," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," and his own "Silent Running," but with the invention of Showscan in the late 1970s, he became the godfather of high-frame rate cinema. This pioneering innovator sees a better filmgoing future.

Feature, People / Interview
Douglas Trumbull
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