Monday, April 25, 2011

Quick Links

  • Death of DVD; No Hope For Blu-ray? BTIG Research concluded from the results of Google searches that consumers are moving away from physical ownership of content [or maybe just paying for it - Ed]. Steve Jobs smiles. MacWorld: More proof DVDs are a dying medium

  • Netflix poised to become largest subscription entertainment business. "Even if Netflix is shy of estimates, it will likely show enough growth to propel it ahead of Comcast at 22.8 million video subscribers and beyond the 20.2 million subs at Sirius XM Radio." HollywoodReporter

  • NAB Field Monitor/Recorder Roundup. NoFilmSchool looks at products from Atomos, Sound Devices, Convergent Design, and Blackmagic. NoFilmSchool

  • James Cameron to buy 50 RED Epics! What's he need all those for?! Engadget

  • Flip Alternatives. With the Flip going, going, gone, The Wall Street Journal looks for alternatives from Kodak and Sony: Finding a New Flip

  • Making Media Now 2011. Theme: Re-defining collaboration in a fractured media world. Friday, May 6, 2011, Bentley University, Waltham, MA, 8:45 am – 6:30 pm $140. FilmMakersCollaborative

  • EditFest NY June 10-11. Members of several groups (including BOSFCPUG) get $100 off. EditFest NY 2011. Registration: TheACEStore

  • iKan Video Contest: Create a short film that abides by the Judging Criteria and you could win a prize package of more than $10,000, in addition to having your work viewed by some of the industry’s hottest rising stars! Deadline Sept 6, 2011. "What's the Missing Piece?" The 2011 Short Film Competition

  • Get to shoot with a TS3 Cine high-speed camera. Shoot something at normal speed, edit it and then email to with a link to a YouTube or Vimeo channel showing the final piece. Maximum length: 3 minutes. One winner will get a chance to shoot with the TS3 – FREE! Submit all entries by June 30, 2011. Winner announced July 15, 2011.TS3Cine

  • Stillmotion Short Film Challenge. The theme is "simple" and entries are to be from thirty to sixty seconds in length. Deadline May 9th. Grand prize: one spot to the ‘deconstructing the story’ workshop in any city on the tour (orlando, cincinnati, new york, austin, seattle). More info. Official Contest Rules

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