THROWBACK FRIDAY: How to Break-Through Your Fear & Shoot Your First Feature Film

By Alex Ferrari

Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show’s best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month…if not ⟳ continue…

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Core SWX new power solutions

By Matthew Allard ACS

Core SWX, has announced new power solutions prior to NAB 2019. The four new products are: HLX Power Management Control (PMC) mount plates NPF flat pack Cube24 FLEETQ4Ai Q4Si Core HLX mount plates The Core HLX mount plates were designed for high-end cine cameras such the ARRI ALEXA LF, ARRI ⟳ continue…

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Vaxis releases new Wireless Video Units

By Newsshooter

Vaxis has released nine new products for NAB. Since launching in 2015, Vaxis wireless units have become very popular and we have reviewed quite a few of the products on the site. Storm DSMC2 3000TX The Storm DSMC2 3000TX is a customized version of the Storm 3000 TX unit which ⟳ continue…

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Venus Optics unveil new 9mm F/2.8 Zero-D Micro Four Thirds Lens

By Newsshooter

Venus Optics has now made the 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D lens in micro four-thirds mount. Previously it was only available in Fuji X, Sony E, EOS M & DJI DL mounts. With a 9mm focal length, it delivers a wide 100-degree field of view, making it a nice option for the ⟳ continue…

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Apple wants to patent a ‘Synthetic Selfie’ app

Group self portraits are a great way of capturing memories with friends at events or while traveling. However, they’re notoriously difficult to take. It tends to be near impossible to get everyone together to pose for the shot and then there´s always someone ⟳ continue…

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Venus Optics adds Micro Four Thirds version of its 9mm F2.8 Zero-D lens

Venus Optics has announced the release of a new Micro Four Thirds variant of its Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D lens, adding yet another mount to the Fuji X, Sony E, Canon EF-M and DJI DL versions.

The 9mm F2.8 Zero-D lens features nearly ⟳ continue…

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Leica releases firmware updates for its SL, CL cameras to add L-Mount lens support

Leica has released new firmware updates for its SL (Typ 601) and CL cameras to add compatibility with current and future L-Mount lenses from Leica and other L-Mount Alliance partners, Panasonic and Sigma.

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AICP Midwest Chapter Sets Active Agenda For Spring

By avagnoni

CHICAGO

AICP’s Midwest Chapter is about to kick off a series of events for the local ad and production community that will provide opportunities for professional development, learning and networking. The slate is the product of planning and strategizing by the chapter’s new board, which was elected to…

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Smith Brothers Agency Announces Standalone Production Stud

By seconroy@hotmail.com

PITTSBURGH

Pittsburgh-based marketing firm Smith Brothers Agency announced the rebranding of their in-house production studio, now Foothold Studios. The studio is headed by Content Studio Director Dave DiNuzzo with a staff of eight as Foothold continues the agency’s investment and innovation in the content…

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“The Weather Doesn’t Care What Your Budget Is”: Captain Marvel Colorist Doug Delaney on the Marvel Cinematic Universe

By Matt Mulcahey

When Avengers: Endgame hits theaters in a few weeks, it will conclude a chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that encompasses 22 films over more than a decade. Considering the disparate tones, settings and filmmakers involved in the “Infinity Saga,” the fact that the movies fit so seamlessly together and ⟳ continue…

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ATSC Names Madeleine Noland President

By Michael Balderston WASHINGTON—Madeleine Noland has been tapped by the Advanced Television Systems Committee Inc. to take over as president from Mark Richer as of May 15. Richer announced in January that he planned to retire after 20 years of leading ATSC. “The ATSC Board of Directors warmly welcomes Madeleine Noland …

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Miller Arrow FX Version 2 Fluid Head

By Newsshooter

Miller has announced the Arrow FX Version 2 Fluid Head, which the company claims provides highly accurate, real-time, pan and tilt positioning. The Arrow FX Version 2 features high-resolution magnetic encoders integrated into the fluid head that enable precise monitoring and communication with zero latency. Arrow FX Version 2 ⟳ continue…

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Star Wars: Episode IV Sound Design Explained by Ben Burtt

By Bryant Frazer

Indepth Sound Design has assembled a 43-minute collection of detailed observations by sound designer Ben Burtt on his work developing audio effects for the first Star Wars movie. If you don’t have time to watch the whole thing, a detailed table of contents makes it easy to skip ahead ⟳ continue…

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ARRI & Bebob B-Mount

By Matthew Allard ACS

ARRI and Bebob have developed a new 24 Volt Battery Mount, called B-Mount. With some of today’s digital cameras pushing the performance limits of the 12 Volt systems, higher voltage power solutions are needed. Munich battery manufacturer Bebob in conjunction with RRI has developed the B-Mount, that’s right, B-Mount, not ⟳ continue…

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Autodesk Flame 2020’s AI Will Be Able to Isolate Objects in Moving Footage

By Bryant Frazer

Flame 2020 Human Face Normal Map Generator screenshot

Autodesk Flame 2020 incorporates tools that automate the process of isolating objects in moving footage, making it easier to quickly pull rough mattes for VFX and compositing.

Autodesk said new computer vision, photogrammetry and machine-learning techniques have been incorporated in Flame, allowing the forthcoming version of the software to extract motion ⟳ continue…

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NAB 2019: Adobe Creative Cloud Innovation

By Olivia Gleichauf

Adobe (Nasdaq: ADBE) has announced performance updates and new innovations for video and audio tools in Adobe Creative Cloud to improve efficiency in video production that will be showcased at the 2019 NAB Show (Booth SL5610). From a wide range of film, TV, broadcast and streaming projects including Clemency, Fox ⟳ continue…

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NAB 2019: JVC 4K CONNECTED CAM Cameras

By Olivia Gleichauf

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, has expanded its CONNECTED CAM product line with the 500 Series of streaming handheld camcorders, which are designed to optimize both image processing and IP performance. The three compact 4K cameras – the GY‑HC500 base model, GY‑HC550 with advanced streaming and ⟳ continue…

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“This Will Be the Final Version If the Authorities Have No Objections”: Qiu Sheng on Suburban Birds, New Chinese Censorship Laws and Filming with Children

By Daniel Eagan

While trying to explain a reality that is shifting in front of him, a surveyor looks into the past in Qiu Sheng’s feature debut Suburban Birds. A moody, seductive drama that stubbornly refuses explication, the story takes place in Qiu’s hometown of Hangzhou. Loosely based on a real-life 2009 building ⟳ continue…

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PODCAST: Editing Hollywood Feature Films With Vashi Nedomansky, ACE

By Noam Kroll

If you work in post-production (or just love great movies), chances are you’ve come across Vashi Nedomansky’s work. He an acclaimed ACE editor who has not only cut 11 feature films, but was also tasked with creating the post workflows for Deadpooland David Fincher’s Gone Girl.

Throughout our conversation, Vashi and ⟳ continue…

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Cinematographer Benoit Debie Has Become the Master of Color

By Chris O’Falt Miami and the Moondog: Debie finds the sublime shades of “The Beach Bum.” ⟳ continue…

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