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2015 Jameson First Shot workshops and premiere
The Jameson First Shot competition premiered the 2015 winning films, 'The Mascot' by South African winner Mark Middlewick; 'The Library Book' by US winner Travis Calvert and 'Boredom' by Canadian ...Read more

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Why Congolese films matter
Known for their ululating Lingala tunes and gyrating vixens that pepper their music videos, Congolese artists are nudging beyond these sultry affairs......Read more

TRACKING TECHNOLOGY

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ORF uses IP infrastructure to broadcast Eurovision event
Austrian host broadcaster, ORF, marked the 60th anniversary of the world’s oldest televised song contest – Eurovision Song Contest – by providing a spectacular TV and stage show with a technically i...Read more

POST-PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT

Adobe unveils milestone 2015 Creative Cloud release
Adobe recently launched a milestone release of its flagship Adobe Creative Cloud tools and services. The 2015 release of Creative Cloud includes major updates to Adobe’s industry-defining desktop ...Read more

STORAGE & ASSET MANAGEMENT

SGL develops Direct Connect for transfer of high res files
SGL, a media and entertainment content archive and storage management software provider, has introduced Direct Connect for use within the SGL and Avid ISIS shared storage environment......Read more

LIGHTING EQUIPMENT

Zylight F8-100 used to light film gear web series
Filmmaker Zeke Kamm decided to create 'Gear Dictionary', a free online educational series, to offer his advice on a number of subjects in one spot......Read more

DISPLAYS & MONITORS

New Blackmagic card connects to older equipment
Blackmagic Design has released DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G - Quad SDI, a new mezzanine card that allows pros to connect older Ultra HD and 4K equipment, which uses quad link 3G-SDI connections, to the...Read more

4K and Ultra HD

4K TV panel shipments reach monthly record of 3 million units in April 2015
4K LCD TV panel shipments continue to rise in east Asia, driven by forces on both the supply side and the demand side. Shipments of 4K TV panels in April 2015 exceeded three million units for the fi...Read more
A busy time
The coming mid-year period is shaping up to be an especially hectic one. It’s always a rather busy time with the Durban International Film Festival and Durban FilmMart taking place just a short wh...Read more
Moving forward…
Ours is not a publication that usually concerns itself with the latest trending topics in the mainstream media and I have always disliked the practice......Read more

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Boredom trailer
Stephan Tempier’s short film 'Boredom' is the winning entry from Canada in this year’s Jameson First Shot competition...
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The Library Book trailer
Jameson First Shot US winner Travis Calvert’s film is entitled 'The Library Book' portrays the story of a modest man's encounter with a stern librarian...
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The Mascot trailer
'The Mascot' tells the story of Adam, the mascot for basketball team the Pittsburgh Pandas, who takes his part-time job very seriously...
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'The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo' trailer
'The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo', directed by Ghana's Yaba Badoe, celebrates the acclaimed Pan-African feminist, Ama Ata Aidoo...
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