The Shaw Rocket Prize, now in its seventh year, awarded the comedic tween TV show Wingin' It -- which Kim Derko csc and Mitchell Ness csc have both lensed -- with a $50,000 prize for being the best Canadian programme for kids aged six to 12. Awarded by the Shaw Rocket Fund, it is one of the largest prizes of its kind in Canada. The winner was chosen by a national kids jury from a shortlist provided by an international jury of industry experts.
William F. White International Inc. Announces Appointment of
Garin Josey to General Manager, WFW Vancouver
Paul Bronfman, Chairman and CEO of William F. White International, recently announced the appointment of Garin Josey to the position of General Manager, WFW Vancouver. A member of the WFW team for over a decade, Josey learned the business from the bottom up. He joined WFW Vancouver in 2000, starting on the warehouse rentals floor and quickly moved on to their Commercial/Package Truck Department. He was subsequently promoted to Department Manager in 2003 where he remained for five years. In 2008, Josey joined the WFW Long Format sales team and since then has held the positions of Director, Marketing and Sales and Assistant General Manager of WFW Vancouver. He will continue to report to Paul Roscorla, WFW Executive VP/COO. Throughout his career, Josey has played leading roles in a number of entertainment industry associations. He is currently Chair of the Commercial Association of Western Canada (CPAWC), a position he’s held for the past four years, and also sits on the Board of Directors for the Motion Picture Production Industry Association (MPPIA).
Garin Josey Courtesy of William F. White.
ARRI CSC brings Digital Media Specialist on board
ARRI CSC, the largest full-service equipment rental group in the United States, announced the addition of Chris MacKarell. In his role as Digital Workflow Supervisor, MacKarell will be responsible for the creation and support of effective On-Set Digital Workflow products and services for the ARRI CSC digital imaging departments in New Jersey and Florida, and Illumination Dynamics, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Kodak Adds New Daylight Stock to VISION3 Film Family
Kodak has added a new daylight stock to its VISION3 Film family. The KODAK VISION3 50D Colour Negative Film 5203/7203 integrates the company's advanced VISION3 Film imaging technology into a fine-grained, daylight-balanced film, giving filmmakers more options and flexibility for shooting on location. KODAK VISION3 50D Colour Negative Film 5203/7203 is a low-speed film optimized for capturing images in natural or simulated daylight conditions. The new stock incorporates VISION3 Film technology advancements, like Dye Layering Technology and sub-micron imaging sensors. These technologies deliver extended highlight latitude -- as much as two stops of additional overexposure -- as well as better signal-to-noise performance, especially in over- and under-exposure. It also offers improved colour consistency over the entire exposure range. These features provide cinematographers with the ability to shoot challenging high-contrast exteriors and follow the action into bright highlight scenes without loss of image discrimination. VISION3 stocks have also demonstrated clear benefits to the postproduction process. The ability to render finer grain images in underexposed areas produces cleaner film-to-digital transfers. The emulsions also process light more efficiently and record greater detail in the highlights. Cinematographers and their colourists can then extract more image information during digital postproduction without introducing artifacts. Additionally, the new VISION3 50D possesses all the necessary qualities that allows a colour negative film to perform well in film recorders, including extremely fine grain, high resolution, excellent latent image keeping and reciprocity characteristics, as well as a low level of unwarranted crosstalk between the colour channels.
Courtesy of Kodak
Blackmagic Design Announces Acquisition of Teranex Systems
Blackmagic Design announced its acquisition of Teranex Systems Inc., a manufacturer of high performance video processing products for the postproduction and broadcast industries. Teranex, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackmagic Design.
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