New Tokina FÍRIN 20MM F2 FE AF E-mount Lens

By Newsshooter

With CP+ around the corner, things are heating up. Tokina has announced the new FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF lens for E-mount cameras. The lens has the same optical design as the…

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Sony releases dual camera shooting solution for the RX0 with the VMC-MM2 Cable

By Newsshooter

Sony has released a new release cable, the VMC-MM2 which is designed to interface between the RX0 and any other Sony α or Cyber-shot camera. Using the cable, the RX0 will…

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65th Annual MPSE Awards

By Mary Ann Skweres

Golden Reel: Blade Runner 2049 and War for the Planet of the Apes Win Top Honors Blade Runner 2049 captured the Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing in Feature Film for FX/Foley and War for the Planet of the Apes took the prize for Best Sound Editing in Dialogue/ADR. Blade Runner 2049 supervising […]

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Three to five years into the future: What’s it going to be like?

By noreply@redsharknews.com (Roland Denning)

Where we're going we will probably still need roads, but how will we view our entertainment?

Redshark’s no stranger to wild predictions about the future! For a change, here’s a measured view from Roland Denning, whose keen knowledge of the past gives poignancy to his views of the future

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    ABC’s “The Good Doctor” And Netflix’s “Atypical” To Be Honored At The 2nd Annual AUTFEST Film Festival Dedicated To Autism Awareness On April 28-29

    By Admin

    LOS ANGELES

    ABC’s THE GOOD DOCTOR and NETFLIX’S ATYPICAL will be receiving special honors at the 2nd Annual AUTFEST International Film Festival presented by…

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    Tokina unveils the FíRIN 20mm F2.0 FE AF autofocus lens for Sony E-Mount

    Well, that didn’t take long. Less than 12 hours after Nokishita shared some leaked photos and specs of the unreleased lens, Tokina has officially announced its latest piece of Sony E-Mount glass: the FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF.

    The new lens is only the second prime lens in the FíRIN series of lenses designed specifically for mirrorless cameras, and it’s actually a followup to the first. The original FíRIN 20mm F2 FE was a manual focus lens, and the new AF version uses an identical optical design. But it doesn’t so much replace the old lens as sit next to it in Tokina’s lineup, giving users “two options … to choose [from] according to the purpose and style of shooting.”

    Like its predecessor, the FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF boasts 13 lens elements in 11 groups, including two aspherical elements and three Super-low Dispersion elements that promise to do away with as much spherical aberration, distortion, and chromatic aberration as possible.

    Unlike the manual focus version, this lens features a ring-type ultrasonic motor coupled with a GMR sensor for fast and silent focusing, and Tokina promises full compatibility with Sony’s Fast Hybrid AF system and all AF function settings, “providing the same AF performance as with common E-mount AF lenses.”

    The FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF lens is tentatively scheduled to arrive at the end of April for Japanese customers, and end of May worldwide, but if you happen to be at CP+ next week, you can check out a prototype of the new lens at Tokina’s booth.

    No pricing info has been released as of yet.

    Press Release

    New Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF

    February 22nd, 2018 – Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. is proud to announce the new Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF, the second → continue…

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    Note: Correction on a typo (camera announcement Feb 26)

    By SonyAlpha Admin

    It’s days now I am telling you a new “entry-mid” level Alpha camera will be announced on Feb 26 (Monday in USA). But yesterday I made a typo and wrote Feb 22 in one of my posts. Sorry for that. The new camera will be announced on Monday afternoon in Las Vegas (Feb 26). It […]

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    New Sony release cable enables dual-shooting with the RX0

    In addition to the new HVL-F60RM wireless flash, Sony also debuted a new release cable that might be of interest to owners of the company’s ultra-compact DSC-RX0 sort-of action cam. The VMC-MM2 cable is Sony’s “convenient dual-camera shooting solution” for users who want to shoot with their Sony ILC and RX0 at the same time.

    The cable is used to sync your Sony alpha (or Cyber-shot) camera up with an RX0 enable simultaneous photo/video capture using only the main camera’s release button. To quote Sony:

    This form of dual-camera shooting is especially useful for wedding, event and press conference photographers and journalists. It offers the opportunity to capture multiple perspectives using different angles of view that can be edited and packaged into an impactful series of work.

    The new VMC-MM2 release cable will be available starting in April for $50 USD (or €55).

    Press Release

    Sony Introduces Dual-camera Shooting Solution for RX0 with Launch of new Release Cable

    SAN DIEGO, Feb. 22, 2018 – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today announced the latest addition to its family of RX0 solutions with the launch of a new Release Cable, model VMC-MM2.

    Helping to break down barriers to shooting style and image expression, the VMC-MM2 is a new solution for convenient dual-camera shooting, freeing the user to capture two different perspectives simultaneously.

    The ultra-compact dimensions and superb image quality offered by the RX0 make it the ideal accompaniment to other cameras for dual-camera capture. By mounting an RX0 to the Multi Interface Shoe™ 1 or bracket/rig, users can use the RX0 to shoot high quality images concurrently with their main Sony α™ or Cyber-shot® camera body2. The VMC-MM2 cable realizes simultaneous photo/movie shooting3 with just a single press of main → continue…

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    New Sony release cable enables dual-shooting with the RX0

    In addition to the new HVL-F60RM wireless flash, Sony also debuted a new release cable that might be of interest to owners of the company’s ultra-compact DSC-RX0 sort-of action cam. The VMC-MM2 cable is Sony’s “convenient dual-camera shooting solution” for users who want to shoot with their Sony ILC and RX0 at the same time.

    The cable is used to sync your Sony alpha (or Cyber-shot) camera up with an RX0 enable simultaneous photo/video capture using only the main camera’s release button. To quote Sony:

    This form of dual-camera shooting is especially useful for wedding, event and press conference photographers and journalists. It offers the opportunity to capture multiple perspectives using different angles of view that can be edited and packaged into an impactful series of work.

    The new VMC-MM2 release cable will be available starting in April for $50 USD (or €55).

    Press Release

    Sony Introduces Dual-camera Shooting Solution for RX0 with Launch of new Release Cable

    SAN DIEGO, Feb. 22, 2018 – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today announced the latest addition to its family of RX0 solutions with the launch of a new Release Cable, model VMC-MM2.

    Helping to break down barriers to shooting style and image expression, the VMC-MM2 is a new solution for convenient dual-camera shooting, freeing the user to capture two different perspectives simultaneously.

    The ultra-compact dimensions and superb image quality offered by the RX0 make it the ideal accompaniment to other cameras for dual-camera capture. By mounting an RX0 to the Multi Interface Shoe™ 1 or bracket/rig, users can use the RX0 to shoot high quality images concurrently with their main Sony α™ or Cyber-shot® camera body2. The VMC-MM2 cable realizes simultaneous photo/movie shooting3 with just a single press of main → continue…

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    Sony announces new flagship guide number 60 HVL-F60RM wireless flash

    Sony just released a new flagship radio-triggered wireless flash for its full-frame E-Mount cameras. The HVL-F60RM has a built in radio receiver, which means it can be triggered simply via a FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander attached to your E-mount body. It’s a powerful unit with a guide number 60m at 200mm, ISO 100. The flash covers a zoom range of 20-200mm and promises to provide “uniform wide-range zoom coverage without shading with continuous shooting up to 220 flashes.”

    The HVL-F60RM does not replace the HVL-F60M flash, which remains in Sony’s lineup for A-mount cameras. The RM version is designed specifically for E-mount (though it will work with A-mount, but without AF Assist), but even for A-mount it has the added benefit of not requiring a separate radio receiver mounted to the flash to be triggered wirelessly.

    There are several improvements have been made to make the RM version worth your money. Heat resistance has been increased by “as much as” 4x, recycle time has been reduced to 1.7 seconds, and a new External Battery Adaptor (the FA-EBA1 seen in the gallery above) can drop that recycle time even further to just 0.6 seconds.

    Additional features include non-directional wireless radio communication from up to 30 meters away, support for up to 15 flash units (assigned to up to 5 groups) when the flash is mounted to a compatible camera and used as a transmitter, an LED Light and AF Illuminator, and a dust and moisture resistant design that “allows flash shooting even in challenging environments.”

    Here’s a quick video intro to this new flash:

    To learn more, head over to the Sony product page for either the HVL-F60RM flash or the FA-EBA1 external battery. The HVL-F60RM costs $600 USD (€700), while the FA-EBA1 External Battery Adaptor will → continue…

    From:: DPreview

    Sony announces new flagship guide number 60 HVL-F60RM wireless flash

    Sony just released a new flagship radio-triggered wireless flash for its full-frame E-Mount cameras. The HVL-F60RM has a built in radio receiver, which means it can be triggered simply via a FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander attached to your E-mount body. It’s a powerful unit with a guide number 60m at 200mm, ISO 100. The flash covers a zoom range of 20-200mm and promises to provide “uniform wide-range zoom coverage without shading with continuous shooting up to 220 flashes.”

    The HVL-F60RM does not replace the HVL-F60M flash, which remains in Sony’s lineup for A-mount cameras. The RM version is designed specifically for E-mount (though it will work with A-mount, but without AF Assist), but even for A-mount it has the added benefit of not requiring a separate radio receiver mounted to the flash to be triggered wirelessly.

    There are several improvements have been made to make the RM version worth your money. Heat resistance has been increased by “as much as” 4x, recycle time has been reduced to 1.7 seconds, and a new External Battery Adaptor (the FA-EBA1 seen in the gallery above) can drop that recycle time even further to just 0.6 seconds.

    Additional features include non-directional wireless radio communication from up to 30 meters away, support for up to 15 flash units (assigned to up to 5 groups) when the flash is mounted to a compatible camera and used as a transmitter, an LED Light and AF Illuminator, and a dust and moisture resistant design that “allows flash shooting even in challenging environments.”

    Here’s a quick video intro to this new flash:

    To learn more, head over to the Sony product page for either the HVL-F60RM flash or the FA-EBA1 external battery. The HVL-F60RM costs $600 USD (€700), while the FA-EBA1 External Battery Adaptor will → continue…

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    PODCAST: The Art And Business Of Screenwriting With Craig Walendziak

    By Noam Kroll

    It goes without saying that a great screenplay is the backbone of any successful film, but this sentiment is doubly true of micro-budget productions. Without spectacles, name actors, expensive visual effects, or other bells and whistles, micro-budget films are often made or broken by the quality of their underlying screenplays. With that in mind, today’s guest – Craig Walendziak – is here to share his wealth of knowledge on all things screenwriting.

    Craig is a punk rocker turned pro screenwriter by way of Harvard University, and not only has a fascinating story himself, but also possesses a unique understanding of both the art and business of writing movies. Over the course of this hour long interview, Craig goes into detail on the writing process – outlining he generates ideas, works out treatments, and works on 3 month schedules to get his screenplays to the finish line. He also speaks to some of the major issues that many screenplays (including micro-budget scripts) suffer from, and offers solutions for remedying them. And finally, Craig also touches on the realities of working in the business, getting an agent, and succeeding as a full time writer. This epsiode is required listening for all filmmakers!

    Take a listen to Episode 39: The Art And Business Of Screenwriting With Craig Walendziak

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    PODCAST: The Art And Business Of Screenwriting With Craig Walendziak

    By Noam Kroll

    It goes without saying that a great screenplay is the backbone of any successful film, but this sentiment is doubly true of micro-budget productions. Without spectacles, name actors, expensive visual effects, or other bells and whistles, micro-budget films are often made or broken by the quality of their underlying screenplays. With that in mind, today’s guest – Craig Walendziak – is here to share his wealth of knowledge on all things screenwriting.

    Craig is a punk rocker turned pro screenwriter by way of Harvard University, and not only has a fascinating story himself, but also possesses a unique understanding of both the art and business of writing movies. Over the course of this hour long interview, Craig goes into detail on the writing process – outlining he generates ideas, works out treatments, and works on 3 month schedules to get his screenplays to the finish line. He also speaks to some of the major issues that many screenplays (including micro-budget scripts) suffer from, and offers solutions for remedying them. And finally, Craig also touches on the realities of working in the business, getting an agent, and succeeding as a full time writer. This epsiode is required listening for all filmmakers!

    Take a listen to Episode 39: The Art And Business Of Screenwriting With Craig Walendziak

    Subscribe to this podcast via iTunes

    Subscribe to this podcast via Google Play

    Subscribe to this podcast via Stitcher

    Subscribe to this podcast via SoundCloud

    Subscribe to this podcast via RSS

    Links from the episode:

    https://twitter.com/Craig_Mack

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6091305

    For more content like this, be sure to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

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    New Tokina 20mm f/2.0 FE autofocus lens officially announced

    By SonyAlpha Admin

    Tokina officially announced the new 20mm f/2.0 FE autotofucus lens. This is the press text: NEW TOKINA FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF For Immediate Release February 22, 2018 Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. is proud to announce the new Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF, the second prime lens in Tokina’s premium lens series “FíRIN” for […]

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    Nominations Announced For The 5th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards

    By Admin

    LOS ANGELES
    Nominees for the Location Managers Guild International‘s (LMGI) 5th Annual Awards were announced today by LMGI president Eric Klosterman. The awards honor productions in feature films, television programs and commercials…

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