IDX IPL-98 & IPL-150 stackable batteries

By Matthew Allard ACS

IDX has officially announced the IPL Series of batteries. The IPL series is the latest stackable battery solution. For those who don’t know IDX was the originator of PowerLinking (piggy-backing) batteries. IDX IPL-98 IDX IPL-150 Capacity: 96Wh Capacity: 143Wh Max Output Voltage: 16.8V Max Output Voltage: 16.8V Nominal Voltage: 14.4V ⟳ continue…

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‘The Art of Self-Defense’: Blending Darkness and Comedy with Director Riley Stearns

By Jourdan Aldredge

Filmmaking tips for finding your own thematic balance from the SXSW stand-out narrative feature.

As far as dark comedies go, generally speaking the darker the narrative goes, the funnier the comedy becomes. This is doubly true with Riley Stearns’ latest feature The Art of Self-Defense which stars Jesse Eisenberg as young ⟳ continue…

From:: No Film School

Check Out the Cut Musical Number from ‘Vice’ Featuring the Alabama Shakes

By Jourdan Aldredge

Well this certainly would have livened up Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney sendup.

As far as political biopics go, Adam McKay’s Vice starring Christian Bale as former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney was actually pretty riveting. In the follow up feature from McKay’s The Big Short, the longtime comedy stalwart took another ⟳ continue…

From:: No Film School

‘Is it Salacious Enough?’: Tips on How to Perfect Your Podcast Pitch

By Jo Light

Looking to tell your stories to broad audiences? Have you considered podcasting?

Podcasting, after all, can be a viable way to build an audience and a brand, which can then be leveraged into more traditional projects like TV shows. Homecoming, both a podcast from Gimlet Media and an <a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/prime?ie=UTF8&hvadid=2480937525&ref=pd_sl_4jhisc5c2_e&ie=UTF8&tag=nofilmschool-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957" ⟳ continue…

From:: No Film School

APTS Urges FCC to Preserve EBS Requirements

By Michael Balderston WASHINGTON—On Thursday, March 7, America’s Public Television Stations met with the FCC to discuss the proposal of removing educational requirements for stations wishing to operate through the 2.5 GHz band previously available to Educational Broadcast Systems, among some other things. APTS filed an …

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From:: TV Technology

Roger Cicala tests new Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM, confirms ‘insanely good’ MTF results

Roger Cicala is a hard man to impress. His team tests a lot of lenses, but the new Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM is a cut above the rest. Literally, all the rest. Roger’s verdict? ‘This is the sharpest lens we’ve tested. Period’.

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1606 Studio Taps Vickie Sornsilp as Head of Production

By Artisans PR

SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco-based 1606 Studio, formerly MADE-SF, has hired veteran post-production producer Vickie Sornsilp as head of production. Sornsilp, whose background includes senior positions with One Union Recording and Beast Editorial, will oversee editorial and post-production finishing projects…

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From:: Shoot OnLine

Supremes Skeptical of Court Cameras

By John Eggerton WASHINGTON—Hope for cameras in the Supreme Court anytime soon got a pretty good dashing last week in a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services & General Government High Court budget hearing. Chairman Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) is a big fan of letting cameras in, and made that …

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From:: TV Technology

‘Superbad’ Creators Return to Raunchy Comedy in First Trailer for ‘Good Boys’

By Erik Luers

Needless to say, this trailer is NSFW.

Starring a group of pre-teens (but in no way made for them), the redband trailer for Universal Pictures’ upcoming late-summer potential breakout, Good Boys, begins with a meta-commentary on the hypocrisy of Hollywood: kids their age are allowed to enact these vulgar phrases ⟳ continue…

From:: No Film School

NAB Show New Exhibit – ‘In-Vehicle Experience’

By Staff

Held April 6-11, the NAB Show NAB Show is introducing the “In-Vehicle Experience,” a new exhibit floor destination located in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The area will feature a combination of educational sessions and live demonstrations that showcase content development, delivery and monetization opportunities related ⟳ continue…

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Short Form, No Limits: Here are Tribeca’s 2019 Short Film Selections

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Meyer Optik Görlitz confirms rumor that Nocturnus was a rebranded Chinese lens

Meyer Optik Görlitz, the German brand that offered lenses through Kickstarter before its parent company filed for insolvency last year, has confirmed speculation that the Nocturnus lenses were slightly modified versions of a Chinese lens, and the Somnium lenses were modified versions of ⟳ continue…

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Goldcrest Post Expands Picture Finishing Operations

By Artisans PR

NEW YORK

Goldcrest Post, the independent post-production facility whose recent credits include acclaimed indie titles Russian Doll, Sorry to Bother You, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Native Son and High Flying Bird¸ is expanding its picture finishing services. The…

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SMPTE 2019 Annual Tech Conference Accepting Paper Proposals

By Michael Balderston LOS ANGELES & WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—The call for technical manuscripts proposals has been issued by SMPTE for the SMPTE 2019 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition. The organization has set a submission deadline of April 30 for abstracts. Proposed papers must be informational, high-quality …

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From:: TV Technology

Lindsey Optics Diopter Set – Diopter +1 Now Fits In Single Tray

By Tim Fok

Lindsey Optics has announced an update to their super speedy Brilliant² Tray Mount Close-Up lens. The +1 Diopter now has the profile of just a single tray.

In July last year we highlighted the Tray Mount Diopter Set – a product that combines a 138mm diopter filter with conventional 4X6.65” ⟳ continue…

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