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  • 09 November 2022 18:30 | GBCT Info (Administrator)

    RONIN 4D WORKSHOP - 16 NOVEMBER
    West London College West London College Studio, 2nd Floor The Green, Ealing Green, London

    3-hour workshop to train camera crew or production members on how to use the Ronin 4D Gimbal systems. AM and PM sessions available.

    Limted availibility, go to: https://vmi.tv/events/ to book your FREE place!

  • 09 November 2022 18:28 | GBCT Info (Administrator)

    MO-SYS L40 HEAVY-DUTY REMOTE HEAD

    Download the video here: https://we.tl/t-e2NnD4bRQ7

    Trusted throughout Hollywood, the L40 is an impressive heavy-duty remote head offering rapid 180°/sec pan and tilt movement with zero backlash, optional 360˚ roll axis and huge 40kg/88lbs payload learn more
     
    Key features include:

    • Designed for simple, tech-less operation - no need for a remote head technician
    • High-speed precision movement of 180 degrees/second with zero delay
    • Cycloidal gears ensure zero backlash or juddering under heavy loads
    • Back-pan option automatically keeps the camera face parallel to a scene when a jib or crane moves through an arc
    • Cable management through the drive motor eliminates any need for slip rings or specialist cables
  • 09 November 2022 18:26 | GBCT Info (Administrator)
    ** COOKE OPTICS COMPLETES VAROTAL/I FF ZOOM RANGE
    WITH NEW 19-40MM LENS

     


    Cooke Optics has released a 19-40mm wide zoom in its Varotal/i FF range, which joins the 30-95mm medium and 85-215mm long zooms that were launched at the end of 2021. The 19-40mm zoom completes the Varotal/i FF series, enabling Cooke to offer broad focal length coverage for the majority of production needs.

    Click here for the full PDF release:
  • 03 November 2022 18:53 | GBCT Info (Administrator)
    ** ROSCO

  • 03 November 2022 18:52 | GBCT Info (Administrator)

    'Hollywood-on-Thames panel moderated by Anna Valley
     


    Booking has just opened to attend 'Hollywood-on-Thames - the expansion of film studios and facilities in Thames Valley' event on 9th November at 18:15hrs at Pip Studios in Winnersh.

    Hear about the recent major expansion in activity by new players looking to create new studios and facilities, fit for the 21st Century requirements of film makers, broadcasters, gaming producers and others.
     
    Moderated by Anna Valley’s Director of Virtual Production, Christina Nowak, panellists include…
     
    1. Mark Sheffield, Co-founder, and Director of Creative Services of Pip Studios Ltd
    2. Nick Smith, Managing Director, Shinfield Studios
    3. Roger Morris, Managing Director, Stage Fifty
    4. Lilly Hudson, Film Office Manager, Berkshire Film Office 
    5. Abhi Arumbakkam, Project Manager, Resource Productions
     
    This hybrid event offers interesting conversation accompanied by a studio tour.
    Book now to reserve your place:
     
    https://rts.org.uk/event/hollywood-thames-expansion-film-studios-and-facilities-thames-valley
     
    *Spaces will be limited and on a first come first serve basis.
     
     
  • 03 November 2022 18:49 | GBCT Info (Administrator)


    ** ANNA VALLEY

    INTRODUCING ANNA VALLEY

    Anna Valley is a specialist technical solutions provider for virtual production and a proud patron of the GBCT.  

    Anna Valley is one of the go to cinematic LED and processing stockist in the UK, with some of the largest inventory of ROE Black Pearl 2 panels. Renowned for over 25 years as a trusted provider of outstanding technical design, equipment and personnel to the media and entertainment sector. As a group we’re able to provide a comprehensive solution for both rental and fixed installations, from technical design and technology provision to scenic fabrication and project management. Our specialist teams deliver visual excellence to ensure the highest production value.

    The Anna Valley name is synonymous with some of the biggest brands in the media and entertainment industry. We have longstanding relationships with broadcast institutions like ITV and the BBC, providing mixed reality designs for ITV’s Rugby World Cup and dynamic backdrops for shows like ‘The X Factor’ and ‘Britain’s Got Talent.’ Noteworthy projects with leading streaming providers include supplying the LED set exterior for ‘Suspicion’ on Apple TV and ‘The Devils Hour’ on Amazon Prime as well as projection mapping for ‘The Witcher S2’.
  • 03 November 2022 18:48 | GBCT Info (Administrator)

    ** PIXIPIXEL - ATLAS LENS EVENT - PIXIPIXEL, THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER
     


    Join us at Pixipixel on Thursday 10th November for a special Atlas Lens event.
     
    We will feature Atlas Orion Anamorphic sets with a focus on comparing the Standard and new Silver series. The 21mm Orion – that’s the world’s widest front anamorphic cinema lens, and the 25mm Orion Anamorphics will also be on display.
     
    You will get lots of hands-on time with the lenses, plus the chance to get your questions answered by Pixipixel’s team and DOP Jonathan Pears who has been heavily involved with the development of these lenses.
     
    We can't wait to see you! There are limited places so please book in advance here: https://bit.ly/3NfBdoS
     
  • 03 November 2022 18:46 | GBCT Info (Administrator)

    ** MO-SYS - NETFLIX COLLABORATION
     


    Mo-Sys is proud to announce its collaboration with Netflix, and its involvement as a technology partner at the new Post Production Summit taking place at the Netflix production center in Madrid Content City (Tres Cantos).

    Netflix is hosting a series of training sessions which align with Mo-Sys’ own commitment to training and development through its Academy. The summit will focus on post-production, visual effects and virtual production for around 300 participants. The event will bring together producers, technicians, students and trainers from film schools, alongside editors, cinematographers, directors and other creatives.
    Attendees will have the opportunity to visit two state-of-the-art virtual sets built by Netflix especially for this initiative. The workshops and activities will focus on various aspects of the industry, such as the production of visual effects, color management and high dynamic range (HDR) image creation. The event will also showcase pioneering techniques such as visual effects made directly from the camera (also known as In-Camera VFX or ICVFX).

    Mo-Sys will be providing its StarTracker camera tracking technology for the event. StarTracker is known as being the industry’s leading ‘simple-to-use’ marker based optical tracking for virtual production. The team will also share insight and present the latest developments from Mo-Sys’ successful Academy which has expanded internationally.

     

    Stephen Gallagher, Mo-Sys Marketing Director added: “We are proud to have been invited as a Technology Partner alongside the likes of LG, Arri, Epic and Sony to support Netflix at their new Post Production Summit in Spain. It is a great initiative that gives us the opportunity to showcase our camera tracking technology, share insight from our Academy and contribute to the discussion around Virtual Production education.”

    The Post Production Summit confirms the strategic importance of the Spanish audiovisual industry. Mary-Kathryn Kennedy, Vice President of European Production at Netflix, explains, “Spain has the unique opportunity to consolidate itself as an international benchmark, at the level of the most technical and advanced industries”.

    The conference also aims to reduce the technical gap and the lack of professionals in some of the currently most demanded positions, such as post-production supervisors, visual effects producers and technicians specialized in virtual production.
  • 02 November 2022 18:51 | GBCT Info (Administrator)

    ANNA VALLEY AT CAMERIMAGE
     


    We’re pleased to announce that we will be hosting a virtual production panel and networking session during the upcoming EnergaCamerimage 2022 event at the Mission Wine Bar from 6pm on the 18th of November.  
     

    The session entitled “Exploring Creativity Within Virtual Production” will be moderated by Anna Valley’s director of virtual production, Christina Nowak and will feature speakers including production designer Jamie Lapsley, director Rob Payton and film producer and imaging scientist Marko Massinger amongst others.  BSC members can find out more about this event and book tickets here:

    https://AnnaValleyCamerimage.eventbrite.co.uk
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