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MTV Video Awards Shoot with Ikegami Cameras, ARRI CMOS, and Fujinon Glass

Watching the MTV VMAs on Sunday night? Here's what's making the images you'll be looking at — it's Ikegami's HDK-97ARRI camera, which uses a large-format ARRI CMOS, plus a Fujinon PL19-90 Cabrio Premiere zoom mounted on the front. MTV ordered … more »

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Apple Runs Mac Pro Cinema Ads Touting “Fall 2013″ Shipments

  In an interesting development, Apple is promoting the Mac Pro in U.S. movie theaters. The advertisements reportedly feature the introductory video from Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference highlighting the workstation's unique design, with a new tagline added promising delivery in … more »

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The U.S. Will Have 1 Million 4K TVs by 2015. Is That a Lot?

The Consumer Electronics Association grabbed some headlines last week when it released new projections showing U.S. shipments of Ultra HD TV sets (UHDTVs) reaching 57,000 units in the U.S. last month — the first month for which CEA provided tracking … more »

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Lost Orson Welles Film Too Much Johnson Is Found in Italy

Hey, scholars and archivists — don't despair! If Too Much Johnson can be discovered resting in a warehouse in Pordenone, Italy, there must still be some hope for other legendary lost films. Film buffs will immediately recognize the distinctively titled Too … more »

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10 Quick Tips for Monetizing Stock Footage

  The Digital Cinema Society (DCS) organized a how-to event for cinematographers in New York City aimed at offering tips on making money from stock footage. Moderated by DCS President James Mathers, the panel convened August 2 at B&H Photo … more »

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Get Stock Footage Tips in New York City

If you're a shooter who's sitting on a library of hard-gotten footage, you've probably thought about putting some of it up for licensing. But how to proceed? If you're not sure, mark your calendar — our friends at the Digital … more »

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10 Man of Steel VFX Facts from SIGGRAPH

It turns out that 90 minutes was way too little time to spend with five facility VFX supervisors who worked on director Zack Snyder's Superman opus Man of Steel. By the time each man showed some footage and shared a … more »

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Can the VFX Industry Make Hollywood Give Up Tax Subsidies?

  Can the VFX industry force Hollywood studios to give up foreign tax subsidies?    That's the question posed by VFX Soldier, an anonymous blogger and VFX pro who commissioned a Washington, D.C., law firm to investigate the issue using … more »

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Heads Up: The Academy Announces Deadlines for Oscar Hopefuls

In case you need another reminder that 2013 is slowly slipping away, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just set the key submission deadlines for making projects eligible for consideration for the 86th Academy Awards, set for Sunday, … more »

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The Mets Meet VFX

Considering the challenging season the Mets are having, it may be time to bring back the superheroes, this time in stereo3D. That Mets mojo was in fine form on the field last year, thanks in small part to a new … more »