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Blackmagic Design Announces NAB 2017 Roadshow

By Brian Hallett


Blackmagic is coming to a town near you this summer with their newly announced roadshow. Think of this as Blackmagic Design’s NAB 2017 show booth hitting the road for all of those who could not make the trip to Las Vegas for the April broadcasting convention. The extension of NAB tour will hit up eight major North American cities in nine weeks.

NAB 2017 Roadshow

At these events, you will be able to stop by and get your grubby hands all over Blackmagic’s new gear they showed off at NAB 2017. But, hands-on is only part of the tour. Blackmagic Design will also demonstrate the newly released DaVinci Resolve 14, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro, my favorite camera of theirs, as well as all of their other products. Seriously, if you are wondering about the Web Presenter, or any other streaming technology Blackmagic announced a month before NAB 2107, then this tour might be a great place to see that little converter box in action.

What cities will Blackmagic Design visit while on their roadshow? Well, you could just look at the image above, or I can list them. Blackmagic will go to Vancouver, Portland, Salt Lake City, Denver, Toronto, Boston, and Washington DC. Blackmagic has already gone through Los Angeles. It is a shame for this Southern writing this post to see Blackmagic will not be stopping by either Austin or Atlanta, but I bet Blackmagic has its reasons.

To find out more go here: and register to attend the Blackmagic Design NAB 2017 Roadshow.

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How to Make Sure Film Festivals Actually Watch Your Movie — And Hold Them Accountable

By Chris Suchorsky

A filmmaker proved a festival lied about watching his movie. He got his money back.

[Editor’s Note: No Film School asked Chris Suchorsky to write about his experience figuring out how to track which festivals watched his screeners—and holding them accountable.]

Submitting to film festivals is an exciting and miserable experience all rolled into one. There’s a moment of joy and relief when you hit that submit button, and total depression when you get that short email that starts with, “Thank you so much for allowing us to view [INSERT FILM TITLE WE DON’T WANT]….”

Being accepted to film festivals is an entirely different experience. I like to tell the story of the time a top North American film festival rejected my film in 2007, only to send me an email eleven months later that said, “Hey, so-and-so (famous musician) said we should check out your film. Can we see it?” I almost called them out on their bullshit, but instead bit my tongue and threw a DVD in an envelope with a copy of the email. Three weeks later, I received my acceptance letter to the film festival that had rejected me a year earlier.

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