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Films shot by CSC members are among the nominees for the 2012 Genie Awards: Ronald Plante csc is nominated for Monsieur Lazhar in the Achievement in Cinematography category. Monsieur Lazhar is also nominated for Best Motion Picture, as is Starbuck, which was lensed by Pierre Gill csc. The Genie Awards ceremony will take place on March 8 in Toronto.
FUJIFILM Marks 78th Anniversary
FUJIFILM in January celebrated its 78th anniversary since it was established in Japan in 1934. The company’s initial goal was to produce photographic films. In the 1940s and ‘50s, it manufactured film products such as motion picture, X-ray and camera film. From the 1960s through the 1980s, business expanded to include colour paper, recording media, photo finishing equipment, graphic arts materials and diagnostic X-ray imaging. In 1988, FUJIFILM opened its manufacturing plant in Greenwood, South Carolina. In the late 1990s and into the 2000s, the digital imaging transition began. The company now has a diverse portfolio, ranging from imaging to medical systems to biopharmaceutical manufacturing.
HD Source Named as Products Dealer
HD Source Inc. and Sony of Canada, Professional Solutions Group recently announced the appointment of HD Source as an Authorized Professional Products Dealer. HD Source will be servicing the corporate communication, educational and medical imaging markets in and around the Greater Toronto Area. Under the agreement, HD Source will work closely with Sony Canada to develop the target markets, providing solutions for today’s requirements using the new technologies developed by Sony.
Illumination Dynamics Adds Charlotte Camera and Camera Dolly Departments to Website
U.S. rental company Illumination Dynamics, part of the ARRI Group, has added the Charlotte Camera and Dolly data to its website. In an effort to make company information more easily accessible, visitors to the Motion Pictures, TV and Commercials area of the website will find the Charlotte departments listed in the left-side menu. The new section features technical data, product descriptions and manufacturer information for the cameras and dollies.
Encore Expands Postproduction services to New York
Encore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, announced in January its expansion into New York, building on its West Coast network of postproduction facilities for television. Encore's New York location is based out of Deluxe and offers television post and visual effects.
Staff Announcements at Whites, Sim Video
William F. White International has promoted Cherylene Merlo to manager of Whites Interactive. Merlo will be in charge of rentals of interactive equipment, especially Viral Vans for on-the-go digital filmmaking. She will report to Rick Perotto, VP of business development for Comweb Corp. and WFW. Meanwhile, Sim Video has hired Marty Meyer to replace Cliff Hsui as the camera department manager in its Los Angeles office.