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‘Five Minarets in New York’ Shot in Anamorphic 35mm

Advertisement Jim Gucciardo Talks About the Digital Intermediate Process by Matthew J. Perlman This was the first English language film from Turkish director Mahsun Kirmizigul, whose previous films I Saw the Sun (2009) and The White Angel (2007) both received international acclaim. Five Minarets in New York follows the story …

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Slaying the Dragon with Randy Edelman

Director-Composer Collaboration in “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” by Scott Essman Director-composer relationships have long resulted in some of the most memorable collaborations in movie history. Of course, there was Hitchcock and Herrmann. Spielberg and Williams. Zemeckis and Silvestri. Burton and Elfman. Now, a relatively more recent partnership …

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Critical Utility for Gorilla Television

Simple Suggestions for Braving the Elements by Carl Filoreto Earthquakes. Deserts. Hurricanes. Third world countries. Tornados. Remote rain forests. Television production isn’t always performed in a well appointed studio with craft services, a climate controlled building, or in a major metropolitan area. A lot of compelling television takes place in …

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FOR-A Compact Switcher Series and Multi-Channel Frame Synch

FOR-A Corporation announces its plans at the upcoming IBC 2013 show in Amsterdam next month. The company will show its new compact video switcher series (HVS-XT) and the FA-1010 multi-channel frame synchronizer for the first time in Europe. Other product highlights within the company’s IBC booth will be the FA-9520 …

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EbonyLife TV Goes Live with PlayBox Technology

EbonyLife TV has chosen a complete broadcast system from PlayBox Technology for a new channel transmitting in high definition by direct satellite to subscribers in sub-Saharan Africa. The installation includes ingest, storage, content management, channel branding and playout automation using PlayBox Technology’s flagship AirBox and TitleBox servers. EbonyLife TV is …

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“Lives Worth Living” Documentar​y Influentia​l at Community Celebratio​n

The Independence Center celebrated the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how it has affected the lives of those with disabilities on July 25th at Stargazers Theatre. The ADA Celebration included a silent auction with items donated from around the community, a screening of …

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The Making of the Controversial Non-Dialogue Feature Film ‘Begotten’

Interview with Elias Merhige by Scott Essman Elias Merhige, born in 1964, grew up in Brooklyn, and went to school in Tenafly, New Jersey before attending film school at State University of New York at Purchase where he received a bachelor’s degree in 1987. Best known to mainstream audiences for …

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