announcements issue 18

– . – Announcements – issue 18

Announcements – issue 18

Products and Services

From game-changing HD camcorders to instructional filmmaking DVDs, we look at the latest resources for filmmakers.

iMoviei Online Movie Resource

iMOVIEi is a new concept in online business resource for the film industry, which combines the usefulness of a production information database with the marketing and promotional capabilities of the web. Unlike most movie information websites, iMoviei provides a platform for both the businesses and the individuals working within the film industries to gain the credit they deserve. iMoviei took its inspiration from early pre-production meetings, when a team will spend countless hours referencing the cast, crew, locations and businesses which served previous projects. Ambitious, global and hugely scalable, iMoviei has set out to bring all this knowledge experience together in one place.

Fly Air New Zealand to AFM 2010


Air New Zealand has recently established itself as a credible contender to be transatlantic airlineof choice for film professionals flying between London and Los Angeles, thanks in part to its regular attendance at one of Europe’s most prestigious Film Festivals. Not surprisingly for an airline recently voted Best Airline at the 2010 Which? Awards, Air New Zealand offers a host of innovative new in-flight features, including fully lie-flat beds in Business Class to generous space and leg room in their Premium Economy cabin and a personal on-demand entertainment system. Add to this comfort a choice of conveniently scheduled, daily flights from London Heathrow to Los Angeles coupled with an excellent reputation for providing value for money, and it’s clear to see why flying Air New Zealand to Los Angeles would be a serious consideration for film buyers and production companies attending the 2010 American Film Market in LA in November. For more information, visit

Kodak Vision3


Kodak recently announced the addition of two new films to its VISION3 family of motion picture products, so reaffirming its unwavering commitment to film. The stock additions include a medium-speed, tungsten balanced colour negative camera film, and a colour intermediate film optimised to work with digital postproduction technologies. KODAK VISION3 5213/7213 is a 200-speed, tungsten balanced film, featuring extended latitude so enabling cinematographers to record more details in highlights, and delivers finer grain for natural looking images in the darkest areas. The emulsion is optimally designed for both controlled interiors and challenging high-contrast exteriors, and is available in all formats (65 mm, 35 mm, Super 16 and Super 8).

Panasonic AG-AF100

Panasonic’s new AVCCAM HD camcorder is the first professional micro 4/3-inch video camcorder optimised for high-definition video recording. Targeted at the video and film production communities, the AF100 delivers the shallow depth of field and wider field of view of a large imager, with the flexibility as well as the cost advantage of being compatible with a growing line of professional quality, industry standard micro 4/3-inch lenses, filters, and adapters. The full 1080 and 720 production camera offers superior video handling, native 1080/24p recording, variable frame rates, professional audio capabilities, and compatibility with SDHC and SDXC media. Billed as a possible ‘game changer’, the AG AF100 sets a new benchmark in affordable digital cinematography.

EIZO ColorEdge CG245W

EIZO recently unveiled the ColorEdge CG245W, its new self-calibrating 24-inch LCD monitor for pre press, digital photography, video editing and post-production use. Designed to handle both still and moving images equally well, this widescreen monitor features a native resolution of 1920 x 1200 (16:10 aspect ratio) and a grey- to- grey response time of five ms. The monitor boasts wide horizontal Eizo ColorEdge CG245W and vertical viewing angles, a maximum brightness of 270 cd/ m2 and a contrast ratio of 850:1. It also reproduces 100 per cent of the colour spaces used in broadcasting such as PAL/SECAM, SMPTE-C and HDTV. Dual digital/analog DVI-I inputs and a DisplayPort allow up to three PCs to be connected simultaneously. The RRP includes 5 years on-site warranty.

Stereo 3D (DVD)


Co-produced by French 3D specialists Parallell Cinéma and US software company Innoventive Software, ‘Stereo 3D Filmmaking: The Complete Interactive Course’ is an alternative to expensive, long training sessions to learn stereo 3D effectively. The comprehensive DVD set explains all the techniques used in the field, including the most advanced such as non-parallel dynamic floating window, parallax range calculations, adaptation to screen sizes and more. This course gives filmmakers, from independents to long standing professionals, access to the technical skills necessary for the artistic change brought about by stereo 3D. Content includes over 2 hours of course material shot in live-action stereo 3D, up to 8 hours of progressive and interactive exercises and 4 hours of expert insight from the Stereo 3D experts behind Alice in Wonderland, Coraline, Monsters vs Aliens, G-Force and many others. Introductory RRP €299

RED 101 (DVD)

Designed for owners and renters of the RED ONE digital cinema camera, the RED 101 DVD training series includes over three hours of instructional material on operating and configuring the the iconic RED ONE digital cinema camera. Produced by Jay A. Kelley, president of DreamWelder Productions, the DVD series harnesses existing DVD technology in a new interactive way to enhance the learning experience. “With the RED ONE, you have a lot of choices, and while choices can mean power they also can create a steeper learning curve when you’re starting out,” states Kelley. “The RED ONE camera is its own animal and uses a lot of visuals and menu systems that are unique. This is not a camera you can just pick up and know all about.” Featuring step-by-step walk-throughs of different camera setups (jib arms, handheld, sticks, dolly and hybrid) plus a complete overview of the onboard software and menus, this 2-disc set is a must for both owners and renters of the RED ONE. RRP $59.95




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