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New 4K Content From Skyward Kick Productions Now Available on Wazee Digital Commerce Posted: 28/02/2017
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that new HD and 4K content is available for licensing through its Wazee Digital Commerce portal from Ottawa, Ontario-based Skyward Kick Productions. Skyward Kick specializes in extreme sports video but also produces projects ranging from corporate training videos and advertising to award-winning cinema.
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Sony launches exclusive documentary filmmaker competition to win a new FS7 II Posted: 24/01/2017

Sony has today announced a new exclusive competition to bring creative documentary storytelling to the forefront of filmmaking. Celebrating the imagination and tenacity of content creators everywhere, one lucky winner will receive the new PXW-FS7M2K camera for their work.

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SMPTE(R) Releases Trailer for Moving Images Documentary -- Production for Full Feature Requires Funding Posted: 28/10/2015
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it has released the trailer for "Moving Images," a SMPTE film project aimed at documenting the history of motion-imaging technology. The production team has captured more than 48 hours of interview footage and gathered archival material from the past 100 years, and drew from these extraordinary sources to create both a "first-look preview" for screening in 4K at the 2015 NAB Show and, more recently, a recut version newly released for public viewing at http://www.smpte100.org. 
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Indie Filmmakers Bring Cinematic Look to and quot;The Great American Movie Hustle with AJA CION Posted: 04/05/2015

Upcoming indie feature "The Great American Movie Hustle" follows filmmaker Michael Anton and actor Michael Monsour as they attempt to create an epic cinematic film about making an epic cinematic film. Along the way, the duo encounters several twists and turns that mirror common production challenges filmmakers face today. Produced by Wonder Lab Films and directed by Michael Anton, the parody is presented in a mockumentary format rife with old-school humor. To achieve a distinct cinematic aesthetic for the film, Anton brought Doug Michaels on board as cinematographer, who shot the film using AJA CION production cameras. 

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A Billion Pound Grade for Channel 4 Hotel Documentary Posted: 06/03/2015

The distinctive sail shaped silhouette of Dubais Burj Al Arab hotel is not only a stunning feature of the citys skyline; it also represents the lavish glamour and prosperity of modern Dubai. Repeatedly voted the worlds most luxurious hotel, it offers guests the finest service from a host of personal waiting staff right up to a chauffeur driven Rolls Royce.

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AJA LUT-box Advances Color Control for Documentary Cinematographer Matthias Bolliger Posted: 17/12/2014

Awarding-winning German Cinematographer Matthias Bolliger has captured several prominent national and international feature films over the years including Chiko, "Blutzbrdaz, and  "Boy7" as well as documentaries like Violinissimo and Cosmic Encounters 3D. Bolligers latest documentary venture, The School on Magic Mountain, recounts the story of one American teachers mission to equip a group of students with the knowledge and skills to become future leaders. The principal shooting of the documentary, directed by Radek Wegrzyn and produced by Detailfilm, started in autumn 2014 in Switzerland and Sweden. 

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Advanced Systems Group Assists in Production of The Galapagos Affair Documentary Posted: 06/05/2014

Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, today announced it provided camera and editing equipment for The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden, a new documentary released by Zeitgeist Films that is being screened in U.S. theaters through June.

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Alice Cooper DocOpera from Banger Films Uses Teranex 2D Processor and DaVinci Resolve Posted: 17/03/2014

Blackmagic Design today announced Toronto based Banger Films used Teranex 2D Processor and DaVinci Resolve to complete Super Duper Alice Cooper, a new documentary looking at the life of Alice Cooper. The film will premiere in the US at the upcoming 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and will be distributed commercially worldwide. 

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Senior post-production hires at dock10 strengthen drama and documentary offering Posted: 18/11/2013

dock10, the MediaCityUK-based media services provider,

has appointed renowned sound mixer Mark Briscoe to the newly created role of Head of Audio.

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Hayslett Takes Sachtler Ace M on Tour with MUSE Posted: 15/11/2013
For alternative rock band MUSEs 2nd Law World Tour, cinematographer Matt Hayslett needed to choose his equipment carefully in order to keep up with fast-paced life on the road. The Grammy-winning group, which has played for packed houses in its native England and throughout Europe, is currently touring North America. Some of MUSEs most recent hits include Survival, the theme song for the London Summer Games, and Madness, the theme song for TBS/TNTs March Madness, for which the group broke the record for Billboards longest #1 alternative airplay song. For its latest endeavor, MUSE selected Hayslett to film a documentary about life on tour. The band really wanted to invite fans behind the scenes for the first time, at the height of their career, Hayslett explains. Since Id shot the trailer and video material for their album release, with the blessing of Warner Bros. Records, they brought me in to do just that. For the world tour, I needed a tripod that could support a wide range of camera rigs and be able to keep up with our busy schedule. The Sachtler Ace M fluid head and tripod fit the bill, he says. Sachtler is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company. In addition to capturing the behind-the-scenes footage, Hayslett shot the live visuals that the audience watches at the show. There is nothing like seeing your videos on the big screen with an amazing performance and incredible lighting, he comments.
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The call of the mountains ski films with the Cine 7+7 HD and FSB 8 from Sachtler Posted: 07/11/2013
Its a tradition: for over 64 years, the ski season has begun in the theaters every year with a new action documentary by Warren Miller Entertainment. The promotional films tour the world, whetting the appetites of ski and snowboarding fans alike and encouraging them to partake in winter sports. For some years now, cinematographer and director Tom Day has been responsible for the creative realization of the films. While Day does not know where the assignment will take him prior to filming, he already has his equipment ready to go beforehand; during filming in the snow worldwide, he always relies on the Sachtler Cine 7+7 HD and FSB 8 fluid heads. Sachtler is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
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Bill Fenster chooses the Sachtler Ace M for political documentary Posted: 30/10/2013
Documentarian Bill Fenster based in Phoenix, Arizona has relied on Sachtler fluid heads and tripods throughout his career. Sachtler is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company. Therefore, when he first put a Sachtler Ace M to work in the summer of 2013, he was more than familiar with Sachtlers signature operational feel that the new, small tripod system would have to live up to. It was quite a challenge, keeping the quality of Sachtler with the much miniaturized size, he said. You wouldnt believe this thing it has Sachtlers immaculate movement, as all Sachtler tripods do. But this thing, you can practically put it in your back pocket.
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Bertie Gregory and Sachtler Ace M on Vancouver Island Posted: 16/10/2013
For more than two years, Bertie Gregory, the nineteen-year-old wildlife videographer from England, shot the fauna on Vancouver Island, Canada. This island, the largest in the Pacific in North America, is not only home to black bears, one of Gregory's main focuses. Wolves, pumas, and whales can also be found there. The young filmmaker recently finished his almost 16-minute documentary, West Coast Adventure, in which he also narrates and presents about black bears on the island. Since he did not want the bears to feel threatened or scared in their habitat, he shot from a boat with his Nikon D7000. For a firm stand, the wildlife filmmaker depended upon the lightweight and robust Ace M tripod system by Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
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Visual Journalist Jonah Kessel relies on Petrol Bags Posted: 25/09/2013
Jonah Kessel, a visual journalist based in Beijing, mostly works freelance. Profound documentaries, well-researched reports, and an eye for the extraordinary are what set this creative cinematographer apart from others. He was recently on the go for "Myanmar emerges", a documentary for the Global Post about the budding democracy in what was once Burma. He is also part of the video team for the New York Times. For this international newspaper, the US-born cinematographer reports on China, his adopted country, and beyond. Together with his team, he won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 in the category "Explanatory Reporting" for the New York Times report "iEconomy". To protect his equipment, he depends on the Digibag DSLR Camera Bag (PD221) and the Deca Tripod Cage (PT701) by Petrol Bags, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
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Timeless on the Mediterranean with the Sachtler Video 15 Posted: 12/09/2013
When time begins to pass more slowly and the viewer is immersed in the sounds of the sea and the visually overwhelming images of the endless ocean, filmmaker Hans Leysieffer translates his motto into action: The world slows down, and it is time to watch. Slow motion and time lapse are his preferred stylistic devices to capture the fascination of the Mediterranean. In the nature documentary Mediterranean Magical Moments, it's not just about the beauty of the image for Leysieffer: To meet his expectations of visualizing the eternity of the ocean, he relies on the extremely robust and durable Video 15 fluid head by Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
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