Browsing: Cinema Tech

We are getting close to the Palm Springs ShortFest, one of the most successful short film festivals in the world. Since 2012 HP Bridging the Borders Award offered by Cinema Without Borders goes to a film that helps bringing people of our world closer together. Every year and prior to the festival we introduce computer systems and digital tools that could help independent young filmmakers. The following interview with Mike Diehl and Christian Jones is about HP RGS and HP Z1 All-in-One Workstation. Mike Diehl is a Product Manager for the personal workstation business at HP’s Workstation Global Business Unit.…

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif  – Panavision, the entertainment industry’s leading designer, manufacturer and rental provider of high-precision optics and camera systems, has announced the availability of PanaND filters. Representing the next-generation neutral density filters, they offer significant improvements in quality and consistency, so filmmakers can focus on achieving their creative goals. Full spectrum PanaND filters benefit from advancements in materials and manufacturing to deliver color neutrality very accurately. “Until now, cinematographers using traditional ND filters to control exposure have always had to deal with color shifting and optical performance degradation,” says Haluki Sadahiro, Panavision’s director of new product development. “Unlike traditional…

HP Bridging The Borders Award, presented by Cinema Without Borders and sponsored by HP Workstation Department is now a well-known and prestigious award in international film community. To learn more about HP’s reasons of supporting this award we had an interview with Rick Champagne is Worldwide Media & Entertainment Segment Manager for HP Z Workstations division. Cinema Without Borders:  HP Bridging The Borders Award that goes to a film that helps bringing people of our world closer together, is a timely award and well received among filmmaking community. Please tell us about HP decision to support this Award at…

Reallusion has been making a lot of noise lately. The maker of 2D and 3D animation software used by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and countless independent filmmakers won “Best-of-Show” at this year’s SIGGRAPH. They’ve also been receiving rave reviews for iClone Character Creator, their new character creation tool. We caught up with John C. Martin, Reallusion’s Vice President of Product Marketing, to get the scoop on what animators and filmmakers need to know and where the market is going with the explosion of VR solutions. Cinema Without Borders: Tell us a little bit about iClone Character Creator. John C. Martin: iClone…

GRACE MCPHILLIPS is a leader in Chicago’s voiceover and screen acting community. Her production company, Sterling Rock Productions, creates feature films, shorts, television series, and the Producers Patio Podcast. As an actress, Grace has danced with the Lyric Opera of Chicago in Salome with Deborah Voight, sung with the famous Stanley Paul Orchestra, other bands, and recently completed her 6th album with her band Mysteriam (available on itunes), produced/starred/directed award-winning independent films, and has lent her voice to numerous commercials and radio ads nationwide. In 2014 her recently produced feature THE OTHER ONE toured to many festivals, winning awards, and…

Verizon Wireless is supporting most of the major tablets in the market and these are devices in interest of filmmakers and film fans. Therefore to learn more about this subject we interviewed Ken Muché who responsible for all public relations and philanthropy for Verizon Wireless in Southern California. Ken writes on a variety of topics, including corporate giving initiatives, and how customers are using the company’s 4G LTE network to enhance their lives at home, at work and in their communities. Ken also tweets about local Verizon Wireless happenings on Twitter, using the handle @vzwken. With twenty years’ experience in…

On June 22, 2014 Palm Springs International Short Film Festival and Market named FOAD (Norway), directed by Farzad Samsami as the winner of HP’s 2014 Bridging the Borders Award, presented by Cinema Without Borders. The award ceremony was held at Palm Springs’ Camelot Theatre. The Editor-in-Chief of CWB, Bijan Tehrani, presented the award for this year’s HP Bridging the Borders winner. Farzad Samsami received a gift certificate for an HP ZBook 15 Mobile Workstation with a DreamColor color critical display panel. An approximate $3000 value, awarded from our generous sponsors.Farzad Samsami , an Iranian/ Norwegian filmmaker founded his production company…

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 8, 2014 — HP today introduced its most powerful Z Workstations combining increased system expandability, higher-speed memory and multicore updates, as well as access to the latest technologies to help customers future-proof their investment in HP’s broadest workstation portfolio. HP Z Desktops and HP ZBook Mobile Workstations are built to address the constraints of compute-intensive industries, including media and entertainment, graphic design, CAD, architecture, photography, manufacturing, finance, healthcare, scientific imaging, and oil and gas exploration. The new additions to the portfolio include: The new HP Z840, Z640 and Z440 desktop workstations feature the latest Intel Xeon…

Devin “Super Tramp” Graham is a YouTube celebrity who first started creating video content for a friend in college. Since his first video, he’s shot to internet superstardom, earning over 300 million views, gaining 1.78 million followers, and directing commercials for brands like Ford, Mountain Dew and Panasonic. Bijan Tehrani: How did you come up with the idea with these series of videos?Devin “SuperTramp” Graham: I was going to film school at BYU in Utah and my dream was to do feature films. At the time my roommatewas using YouTube and social media to basically promote their company. So from…

The rules of the game have changed, and now a low budget film isn’t one with a budget under $100,000, but a film made by spending $10,000 or less. An independent romantic-comedy out of Germany, Go With the Flo, had a budget of $10,000 and it is sure to regain its budget and make a profit. With the lack of good stories coming out of Hollywood, the door is open for small films with great stories to experience success. Go With Flo sticks to the classic rules of the romantic-comedy genre, while new Hollywood romantic comedies have failed in trying…

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