Aframe's cloud video production platform helped Timeline TV in Manchester's Media City to expedite production for the second series of BBC Three’s zombie drama In the Flesh. Within the Avid-centric workflow Aframe eliminated a transcoding step, helped Timeline TV make rushes ready for the edit, and make viewing copies available to clients and executives in less than five hours, instead of the usual 35 hours.
Described as a 'TV Production Van is your browser' is make.tv, one of the first companies to offer cloud-based production studio technology. Using a web based interface they promise to run a production suite with collaboration and interactivity with multi-camera streams and the ability to add pre-recorded streams. So like a normal physical live production environment but on the Internet.
2014 MPSE Golden Reel Awards Set for February 16th.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) has announced that will it be honouring James Cameron with its MPSE Filmmaker Award at the 61ST MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony, Los Angeles, CA.
As part of Creative Skillset’s work in film an additional £111,000 has been made available for organisations to provide training and skills development in the priority areas of digital exhibition, audience development and VFX.
Creative Skillset offers funding for organisations to provide subsidised courses and development opportunities which address key training issues, which are identified through working closely with industry. The funding ensuring that a diverse range of people across the UK can access affordable training and that the UK film workforce continues to be highly skilled and world-class.
Funds are now available in the following priority areas:
· £45,000 in digital exhibition.
· £16,000 in travel bursaries to support VFX learning in Europe.
· £50,000 in audience development.
Dan Simmons, Head of Film at Creative Skillset, said: “These additional funds address vital concerns. With digital and technological advancements taking place overnight, the film and VFX industries need support to ensure that existing professionals keep up with change, and that students leave university with the skills and knowledge needed in the workplace.”
The funding is part of Creative Skillset’s four-year film skills strategy which supports the BFI’s strategic priorities, outlined in its five-year strategy Film Forever. Information and applications can be found at www.creativeskillset.org/film/funding. The deadline for applications is 9 January 2014.
Arri are gifting even more features to their ALEXA camera range with the release of 'SUP 9.0' Software Update Packet 9.0 for ARRI ALEXA XT cameras and ALEXA Classic cameras. One of the headline features is with the XR Module Upgrade, DNxHD becomes available in 444 colour space for cameras with a DNxHD license.
HP is approaching the professional video market with enhanced products across their entire line. Apple is approaching it with one product that looks like it has just landed from the future. Which one is more likely to succeed?
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has selected its television nominees for the organisation’s 28th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. The winners will be announced at a gala on February 1, 2014, at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
“Essentially I have huge amounts of data that I have to gather, track and then distribute to the different vendors working on the movie. There’s a great deal of transcoding, colour processing and just general file organisation that I have to do on a daily basis to get the clips in the right hands in the right format.
Drift Innovation has unveiled their latest action cam, the Drift-S. Although the new model looks the same and has the same physical features as the prefious HD Ghost, like the swivelling lens structure and the Gorilla glass screen, the improvements are in the firmware and in the new Sony 12MP CMOS sensor and seven element aspheric lens technology.