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  • P900SlideShow

    Read and watch Joe Herman's review of the Lenovo ThinkStation P900 workstation

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    Do you know which New York facility leads in virtual reality production?

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    Check out what we found at NAB 2015...

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    Can a sequel be as dangerous for a union's and producer's health as this one was?

  • SlideShowResolve11

    Joe Herman takes a look at Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 11

  • LightworksSlideShow

    Lightworks - the potent NLE now goes Mac. Read Joe Herman's review

Posts / Media Biz
Panavision Gobbles Up Light Iron

Panavision Gobbles Up Light Iron

12/5
2014

Panavision just bought Light Iron, a creator of innovative on-set media management technology. Facing greater competition in the camera rental market, the Iconic Hollywood company plans to broaden its reach into postproduction...

Posts / Media Biz
CCW 2014 Wraps with Big </br>Visions Ahead

CCW 2014 Wraps with Big
Visions Ahead

12/2
2014

We take a slow, measured approach to much of our news offerings - no rushing deadlines just to get the wrong info out on what's happening. Nope. Instead, try our approach to CCW 2014, a favorite show at the Javits that is morphing quickly into something very different...

Posts / Media Biz
Brooklyn College Steiner Studio Grad School Taking Shape

Brooklyn College Steiner Studio Grad School Taking Shape

12/1
2014

The Brooklyn College grad cinema school taking shape at the Steiner Studios in the Brooklyn Navy Yard is coming together. The Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema opens in September 2015. Reporter Mary Frost of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle has done a good overview article on where things are to date

Posts / Facilities
Burbank’s Hot VFX Shop FuseFX Sets Up in Soho

Burbank’s Hot VFX Shop FuseFX Sets Up in Soho

11/25
2014

FuseFX’s New York office throws its opening party this coming week. So who is FuseFX and why should that be important? Well, the Burbank-based company is setting up shop in Gotham to get in on the rocketing call for VFX for shows like "The Blacklist" and POWERS

Review / Product Review
Exploring Red Giant’s Universe

Exploring Red Giant’s Universe

11/23
2014

Red Giant's plug-ins offer motion graphics designers, visual effects artists, filmmakers and videomakers lots of creative possibilities. In this review, Joe Herman takes a look at Universe, Red Giant's system of distributing their plug-ins and building a community for their users.

Review / Product Review
Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 11 Adds NLE, Competes With Other App Suites

Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 11 Adds NLE, Competes With Other App Suites

11/16
2014

Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve, Version 11 has been out for some time. So after getting to know it for a while, here are my thoughts about the latest version of one of the top color grading applications around. But the company behind this new release is not just offering some better tools, but have some very different apps – and companies - in their sights …

Posts / Media Biz
NAB Comes to Town as CCW 2014 Starts

NAB Comes to Town as CCW 2014 Starts

11/12
2014

CCW 2014 starts today at the Javits Center. The show marks a return by the NAB to conventions in New York. When they bought the trade show last year, NAB exec Chris Brown said it was because they had to be in New York with its importance to today's media market...

Posts / Organization News
Crowds Turn Out in Sumptuous Brooklyn Setting for 2014 Made in NY Awards

Crowds Turn Out in Sumptuous Brooklyn Setting for 2014 Made in NY Awards

11/11
2014

Crowds piled into a new Brooklyn palace as the 2014 “Made in NY” awards came to the Weylin B. Seymour Hall. No wonder Mayor Bill de Blasio moved the annual affair from Gracie Mansion on the Upper East Side. He had a great spot to hold the ceremony.  in a space that was clearly ready-for-its-close-up, […]

Posts / People
Indies in New York Get Boost as Moving Image Museum Adds Sony Pic Classics’ Michael Barker

Indies in New York Get Boost as Moving Image Museum Adds Sony Pic Classics’ Michael Barker

11/10
2014

Today the New York indie production community gets some top level backing with the announcement that the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria will be adding Sony Pictures Classics Co-President and Co-Founder Michael Barker as co-chair of the museum’s board of trustees. Barker comes in to his position sharing board responsibilities with Ivan Lustig. […]

Posts / Article
Noted New York Film Prof Annette Insdorf Delivers </br>Schoff Lectures

Noted New York Film Prof Annette Insdorf Delivers
Schoff Lectures

11/9
2014

Annette Insdorf ‘s career has made her one of the top New York film educators, known internationally for her work in deciphering and presenting the best of world cinema to both schools and to the general public in New York. Most of what she does - teaching at Columbia, presentations at the 92nd Street Y, costs money. Here's a chance to attend three free lectures on...