Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Canon C100: Best Kept Secrets | Rule Boston Camera | Boston
Wednesday June 26, 10am - 12 noon
Canon’s Ryan Snyder shares best-kept secrets of the C100 with an in-depth, hands-on demo of this affordable, high-performance camera plus a special look at the compact Ninja 2 Recorder from Atomos, ideal for capturing HD while doubling the color resolution.10am to 12n

Sony Pro Day with the PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K camcorder | Adorama | New York City
Wednesday June 26, 2-6pm
Adorama, 42 West 18th Street, NYC
The hands-on training will give attendees a chance to experience the full capabilities offered by the Sony PMW-F5 camera and new Sony PVMX300.

Create Now: Ask A Video Pro Webinar Series | Adobe | Webinar
Thursday, June 27, 201310:00 AM - 11:00 AM US/Pacific
In this Ask A Video Pro Series, learn what's new in Adobe Creative Cloud and get tips and tricks on using new tools and services to create for video. Join these interactive sessions held via Adobe Connect to learn from Adobe experts, training experts, influencers and other creative professionals. Register for a live Webinar.

Looking for Crew and Actors for Providence Rhode Island 48 Hour Film Project
Good Natured Dog Productions are looking for some crew for the Providence RI 48 Hour Film Project! Camera Dept, Art Dept and Actors. Email: if you are interested. Dates July 12 (7pm) - 14 (7pm), the 13th is the main shooting day.

BOSFCPUG Featuring Simon Walker, Team Red Giant & More | July 18th | Boston
RSVP is Now LIVE for our Thursday, July 18th BOSCPUG featuring London-based Simon Walker, Team Red Giant and the Boston Premiere of BulletProof by Red Giant Software - Plus other Special Guests & Screening to be announced shortly! A great night to get out to network, discover talent & crew for your next project, enjoy a few cocktails & interact with our guests & other filmmakers!
You've got a great camera, you've got a great editor — how do you manage everything between them? Join the Red Giant Team and Guru Simon Walker as he demonstrates BulletProof, a complete media prep and delivery solution that simplifies how you handle footage every day. 

Other News

Immersed in Movies: Pixar Goes Photoreal for 'Blue Umbrella' Short | IndieWire
The great thing about The Blue Umbrella, though, is that it's a new kind of enchantment for Pixar. Imagine animating The Umbrellas of Cherbourg from the umbrellas' point of view, only the city comes alive at night in a symphony of rain with expressive faces everywhere (from buildings to windows to street signs to lamp posts to traffic signals), bolstered by a lovely score by Jon Brion (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).

Is Your Camera Gear at Risk in Extreme Weather? | Light Stalking
Heat and Humidity: Whilst not as obvious as the previous two weather extremes, heat and humidity can both take their toll on equipment.The first issue is the condensation problem we have in the cold, especially if coming from an air conditioned environment. The solutions is the same, allowing time for acclimatization.

Here’s what video editors will really love about 802.11ac: you won’t have to tether your workstation to your hard drive while editing with big files. You’ll be able to edit video on your laptop and connect remotely instead of manually to your external hard drive — unheard of with 802.11n — which will help cut down on that already messy tangle of cords.

Why Movies Have Sucked Lately | Alexandra Jaffe | 34Street
In Hollywood today, there’s almost no room for failure. The movies that are made have astronomical budgets, so they need to have a high  likelihood of box office success, too. The studios have come up with what cinema studies professor Timothy Corrigan calls a “dull, repetitive formula” for these commercial winners. 

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