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Fear Not, Canon Will be at Photokina 2018

By Canon Rumors It turns out last week’s report from DIYPhotography that Canon might be skipping Photokina 2018 in September isn’t the case. Photokina has confirmed that Canon will be attending the biggest photography trade show in Cologne, Germany which begins on September 26, 2018. We will be attending the show and we expect a couple of big … → continue…

From:: Canon Rumors

SMPTE Adds Thomas Bause Mason to Staff as Director of Standards Development

By Dundee Hills Group

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. April 2, 2018 SMPTE, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that SMPTE Fellow Thomas Bause Mason will be joining the staff as the Society’s new director of standards development. Howard Lukk, who is returning to his career in postproduction, will conclude his tenure as SMPTE director of engineering and standards in May, after assisting Bause Mason in transitioning to his new role.

“We’re pleased to be welcoming Thomas to the SMPTE team as a staff member,” said SMPTE Executive Director Barbara Lange. “Not only has he been deeply involved in the standards development process, including chairing several technical committees and study groups, but his IT background lends itself well to our ongoing need to be more software-focused. Thomas has also been instrumental in the creation and delivery of standards-focused educational programming through our Virtual Classroom course offering. I am delighted to have Thomas on board.”

Bause Mason, formerly owner and managing director of Open Media Consulting, began his career in Cologne, Germany, as a computer programmer for automation software in the nuclear and automobile industries. Before his move to Los Angeles, Bause Mason worked at West German Television (WDR) and Cologne Broadcasting Center, where he led the quality control department. In Los Angeles, he became a postproduction consultant and then built and managed the encoding operations for Ascent Media. Joining NBCUniversal in 2005, he focused on emerging digital media technology, spending two years in London to support the company’s international business. While at NBCUniversal, he was the company’s lead on the Video Services Forum (VSF) TR-03/TR-04 and SMPTE ST 2110 standardization efforts.

“SMPTE has made great strides in enabling the industry to move forward into the future of media creation and consumption, → continue…

From:: Student Filmmakers

The 10 Most Beautiful Movies of The 1970s

By Vitor Guima

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What makes a movie beautiful? From a powerful story to impressive shots, cinema has many elements and is one of the most complex forms of art.

Keeping in mind how complex it is to call a movie “beautiful” – but this time considering the visuals of the film a bit more than the other elements – here is a selection of the most beautiful movies from the 1970s.

As always, many things interfere in the choice of the movies that are in this article, but memory and personal preferences are, as usual, the main factors. If you think any other movie should be on this list, please leave it as a recommendation in the comments section below.

The movies on this list are not ranked.

So, here are 10 amazing films from the 1970s:

10. Suspiria (1977; dir. Dario Argento)

Suspiria

This is truly one of the most visually amazing films and one of the best horror movies ever made.

Directed by Dario Argento, “Suspiria” follows the story of a girl who attends a very prestigious ballet academy in Germany. But when a series of murders start, she will realize something very sinister is happening in that place.

Impressive shots, amazing cinematography by Luciano Tovoli, and production design by Giuseppe Bassan help to create the somber and threatening atmosphere of this film.

Definitely a movie that every cinephile should check out.

9. Kings of the Road (1976; dir. Wim Wenders)

Kings Of The Road (1976)

The two reasons why this is not Wim Wenders’ best film are 1.) “Paris, Texas” (1984) and 2.) “Wings of Desire” (1987), but it does not mean “Kings of the Road” is anything less than a masterpiece.

This road movie tells the story of a projection-equipment mechanic who travels in order to visit theatres. On the road, he meets → continue…

From:: Taste Of Cinema

The 10 Most Beautiful Movies of The 1970s

By Vitor Guima

days-of-heaven

What makes a movie beautiful? From a powerful story to impressive shots, cinema has many elements and is one of the most complex forms of art.

Keeping in mind how complex it is to call a movie “beautiful” – but this time considering the visuals of the film a bit more than the other elements – here is a selection of the most beautiful movies from the 1970s.

As always, many things interfere in the choice of the movies that are in this article, but memory and personal preferences are, as usual, the main factors. If you think any other movie should be on this list, please leave it as a recommendation in the comments section below.

The movies on this list are not ranked.

So, here are 10 amazing films from the 1970s:

10. Suspiria (1977; dir. Dario Argento)

Suspiria

This is truly one of the most visually amazing films and one of the best horror movies ever made.

Directed by Dario Argento, “Suspiria” follows the story of a girl who attends a very prestigious ballet academy in Germany. But when a series of murders start, she will realize something very sinister is happening in that place.

Impressive shots, amazing cinematography by Luciano Tovoli, and production design by Giuseppe Bassan help to create the somber and threatening atmosphere of this film.

Definitely a movie that every cinephile should check out.

9. Kings of the Road (1976; dir. Wim Wenders)

Kings Of The Road (1976)

The two reasons why this is not Wim Wenders’ best film are 1.) “Paris, Texas” (1984) and 2.) “Wings of Desire” (1987), but it does not mean “Kings of the Road” is anything less than a masterpiece.

This road movie tells the story of a projection-equipment mechanic who travels in order to visit theatres. On the road, he meets → continue…

From:: Taste Of Cinema