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StudentFilmmakers Magazine Announces
Must-Visit Booths at Cine Gear Expo 2018
Cine Gear Expo 2018 is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the technology, entertainment and media industry. The show lasts four days in Los Angeles this June in Hollywood, California. Cine Gear features 300 exhibits, new product and service introductions, 30+ complimentary seminars led by industry leaders, master classes, film competition, awards ceremony, special screenings in state of the art theaters and ample opportunity to network with peers within a studio environment.
Dates: Happening Now through June 3, 2018.
June 1-2: Exhibits, Premier Seminars, Exclusive Screenings, Awards Presentations, Special Events
June 3: Master Classes.

Don't Miss These Booths.

Carl Zeiss
Cine Gear Expo Booth #49, 49A, 49B, New York Street Exhibits

There's a great many new cameras being launched this year with full frame sensors and ZEISS has lenses for all of them. With superb sharpness and excellent control over aberration, full frame cine lenses from ZEISS assure you complete coverage of every sensor used today. ZEISS also offers you full control of your metadata with its line of Compact Prime, CP.3 XD lenses. Want to see for yourself? Drop by the Carl Zeiss booth at Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles, CA, in June! ZEISS has you covered.

Whether you are shooting a commercial where exquisite color rendition and high contrast is important, or a tense, dramatic sequence in low light situations for a feature film, ZEISS cinematography lenses offer you the performance you need to get the scene right. With a wide range of focal lengths in twelve different lens families each tailored for your needs, ZEISS cinematography lenses give you always the best quality to make your project stand out.

Azden Corporation
Cine Gear Expo Booth #101,
New York Street Exhibits

Founded in 1952, Tokyo, Japan, Azden has over 60 years of experience to back its expertise in audio equipment manufacturing. Started as an OEM manufacturer, Azden has provided its products to many of the top audio and electronics brands. Now a well-established and independent brand name, Azden is well known in the audio market around the world. Specializing in microphones and wireless audio for video production, Azden’s mission is to provide video creators and film makers with quality audio gear at an affordable price.

Cine Gear Expo Booth # S115, Stage 17

Come by LaCie’s booth (S115) to experience the new LaCie DJI Copilot: The new LaCie® DJI Copilot is a complete backup on-set solution (BOSS) that changes the game by enabling creative professionals and consumers to ingest quickly, playback, copy and manage their footage from a camera without the hassle of leaving the field or booting up a computer. Quickly connect and reference the built-in screen to initiate a direct file transfer from an SD card to Copilot without the need of a laptop or a mobile network. The Copilot BOSS app by LaCie allows users to playback video in full resolution, manage, and organize files with a mobile phone or tablet, and a built-in power bank recharges mobile devices. With 2000GB (2TB) of storage, the LaCie DJI Copilot easily stores up to 65 hours of 4K 30fps video footage and 20K+ RAW photos. It is shipping now for an MSRP of $349.

"At LaCie, we protect your life’s work. And we expand what’s possible."

Cine Gear Expo Booth #202,
New York Street Exhibits

Filmtools is the go-to destination for content creators looking to source production equipment such as: cameras, camera support, lighting, studio carts, grip, electrical, recordable media, hard drive and memory card storage, audio equipment, and on-set expendables. "We love what we do! We’re a passionate company built by filmmakers, photographers, educators, animators, developers, and creative doers that love to share our experiences to help our customers achieve their goals."

Blackmagic Design
Cine Gear Expo Booth # S209, Stage 18

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability in post production, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI products and stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia.

Cine Gear Expo Booth #71A,
New York Street Exhibits

SIGMA - Unique to the imaging industry, the family-owned business produces its high-quality, award-winning cine and camera lenses, cameras, flashes, and filters from its state-of- the-art manufacturing facility located in Aizu, Japan. Sigma’s Cine lenses leverage the outstanding optical design of the company’s world-renowned Global Vision still photography lenses featuring 100% retained optics. Combined with the 100% new mechanical lens body design, the Cine lenses meet the needs of advanced 6K-8K cinema production.

Cine Gear Expo Booth # S210, Stage 18

Panasonic is the leading supplier of professional 4K cinematography gear for high-end studio productions and low-budget indies. Their cinema products range from the 4K VariCam PURE with Codex VRAW 2.0 Recorder to the small and robust VariCam LT, which adds multi-camera capabilities for live events with its new “CineLive” free firmware upgrade. For indie shooters, Panasonic recently introduced the 5.7K compact EVA1 cinema camera, which now includes RAW data output and ALL-I recording codecs and the Lumix GH5s, a 4K mirrorless camera that contains Dual Native ISO technology.

Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.
Cine Gear Expo Booth # B104,

Chapman/Leonard Equipment Inc. provides custom camera support equipment worldwide for the Television and Motion Picture industry since 1945. Specializing in remote stabilized systems, telescopic cranes, mobile bases, camera dollies, mobile cranes, pedestals, arms, bases, steadicam walk-off platforms, camera sliders and camera cars. Valuing the art of camera movement, Chapman/Leonard is here to assist the art of filmmakers by providing state of the art equipment “create moments through movement”. Follow Chapman/Leonard on instagram @chapman_leonard

StudentFilmmakers Magazine, 2018 Volume 13, No. 2

Pick up your complimentary issues of StudentFilmmakers Magazine at Cine Gear Expo, Booth # T136C,
B-Tank, Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA. Sign up for complimentary print and digital subscriptions of StudentFilmmakers Magazine and sister publication, HD Pro Guide Magazine at the show. Network with magazine editorial staff at our booth. Don't forget to stop by and say hello to Kim and Maddie. If you're not at the show, check back for news on and see what's happening at Cine Gear Expo and for industry news and technology updates covering film, television, and broadcast.
Never Stop Learning. Never Stop Networking.

Light & Motion, Kupo Grip, and X-Rite Photo & Video
Cine Gear Expo Booth #106,
New York Street Exhibits

Light & Motion is new generation of professional level LED lights lights, delivering unrivaled performance and versatility in a compact package with an integrated rechargeable Li-ion power supply. Engineered to provide professionals with the ultimate portable light without sacrificing the quality or functionality of studio lighting. Kupo Grip was established in 2000. They are now celebrating over a decade as a leader in professional lighting and grip equipment for the photo, video and cine image-maker. All Kupo products have been painstakingly machined so you know you can count on their incredible strength and durability in harsh production environments. X-Rite - Every story begins with accurate color. Come check out their collection of color measurement tools to help you save time and money by getting you better color more quickly.

Cine Gear Expo Booth #151,
New York Street Exhibits

Tenba provides innovative carrying case solutions for professional photographers and filmmakers, and their full equipment arsenal. Tenba introduced the world to soft-sided, professional camera bags in 1977, and has been an innovation and quality leader in the decades since. With so many years of experience in bag development and construction, along with a unique level of closeness and daily connection to the professional imaging community, Tenba is truly dialed-in to both the real-world needs of its customers and the latest in design trends, materials and manufacturing. With its own, U.S.-based, dedicated “bag lab” product development center and manufacturing facilities, both domestic and abroad, Tenba’s resources and capabilities allow the company to create unique and exceptional carrying and transport solutions for serious imagemakers.

Cine Gear Expo Booth #25,
New York Street Exhibits

Tiffen is a leading manufacturer of imaging accessories for the consumer/professional imaging and the motion picture and broadcast television industries, including: Tiffen Filters; Steadicam; Lowel; Domke and Zing; Dfx digital effects software; and Davis & Sanford tripods. and StudentFilmmakers Magazine
Cine Gear Expo Booth # T136C,

The StudentFilmmakers readers and online community are creating the award-winning films of tomorrow using the latest technologies. They are learning to work with the equipment they will use for the rest of their careers. And, in an industry that changes each day, even the pros need to keep learning and many have found StudentFilmmakers to be an excellent resource.

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Call for Entries: 2018 Summer Shorts Film and Video Contest

Summer Shorts Film and Video Call for EntriesThe 2018 Summer Shorts
Film and Video call for entries is open to all filmmakers, animators, videographers, and content creators. There are three categories for both Students and Professionals: Jr. High/Highschool, College, and Professional. Multiple submissions welcome. There is no entry fee when you post about the Summer Shorts Contest, along with the link,, on your social media webpages - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and/or on your personal website.

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