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CINE Celebrates is a new kind of awards presentation: structured as a cocktail party, forgoing speeches in favor of conversations and creating opportunities for our award-winners, executives, Marvin Hamlisch Contest composers and emerging media makers to meet and connect.
Golden Eagle Award recipients and Finalists — representing some of the year’s most acclaimed films, documentaries and television shows, as well as short and feature films from emerging media makers — will receive prizes at a special presentation area and see their work showcased on monitors throughout the venue. A full list of recipients can be found at www.cine.org/awards.
This exciting evening event will take place at three locations, New York, NY (October 7th), Washington, DC (October 14th) and Los Angeles, CA (November 4th.)
This is a great opportunity to mingle with fellow media makers, watch clips, indulge in specialized treats, and stop by the Barefoot Bubbly Prosecco bar to raise a glass to CINE’s award-winners and alumni. Click here to purchase tickets and use discount code: LAF15 for $25 off each $100 ticket.
7 Iconic Movie Look Color Grades FREE
SmallHD’s Color Grade Pack Recreate Looks from Seven Iconic Films and Teaches Exactly How to Use Them
SmallHD, known for compact, Full HD on-camera monitors is giving away a free set of color grades that recreate the unique look of seven different iconic films, and are also publishing multiple video tutorials explaining how to get the most out of these looks during both production and post production—all 100% free of charge.
“Color grading will soon be critical to every shooter’s workflow,” says Wes Phillips, CEO. “We’re giving away this free pack of looks and color grading educational material to provide a fun entry point into the world of working with 3D LUTs.”
Provided in a small downloadable .zip file, the color grades come in the form of 3D LUT files (3D “lookup tables”) originally designed in DaVinci Resolve. Visually iconic films such as Apocalypse Now, Saving Private Ryan, The Matrix, and Moonrise Kingdom are among the seven free color grades.
Designed to help teach filmmakers who are not yet versed in the use of color grades, the tutorial video outlines the capabilities and advantages of applying LUTs or “looks” to footage during actual shoots. The tutorial is tailored for developing new looks on the popular free DaVinci Resolve color grading software. The video tutorials and 3D LUTs download are both available on the Community section of SmallHD’s website http://www.smallhd.com/community/movie-looks-download.
Filmmakers have long known that recording flat or LOG video, with its low contrast image, offers great advantages to the post-production process by preserving as much data as possible. However, viewing this flat video can make it tricky to gauge color and exposure, and can make critical focus difficult. Further, looking at raw images can also be disconcerting for an on-site client, where the filmmakers have to constantly explain what the imagery “will look like in post.”
The solution is applying 3D LUTs to the video shown in the on-set monitor, without altering the footage recorded from the camera itself. 3D LUTs are pre-defined profiles applied to the monitoring of a camera to give a representation of a corrected image or an image with a specific gamma curve. Creating a custom LUT is a step further. It can be an on-set tool providing a representation of the final desired image.
SmallHD offers seven different 3D LUTs, each emulating the look of a popular motion picture. As a starting point, a shooter or DIT readying for a specific location can apply one of these looks to test footage from the location using the DaVinci color grading software. That look can then be modified so the test footage has just the look desired when it is out of post-production. SmallHD clearly explains the process, step by step.
Displaying the on-set video with the look applied is made simple with SmallHD’s newest firmware upgrade to its 500 Series five-inch Full HD monitors. The firmware upgrade enables the monitor’s output to carry the LUT information to other monitors on-set. This feature will be resident in future monitors developed by SmallHD and likely other manufacturers will follow suit.
We turned Crossroads’ Community Room into a celebration of summer! Starting off the evening was a wonderful presentation from Audio Network by the Global Head of Music, Ali Johnson and the Manager of Television Music Licensing, Jonathan Lane who teamed up to share with us their fantastic music, their website and information on music rights and licensing. Following their presentation we had our networking break and added some summertime fun like watermelon and ice cream plus “Tossing for Tickets,” a carnival game. After the break, Gordon Burkell from Art of the Guillotine shared research, statistics and insights on how to brand yourself and use social media to find work. A special thanks to Victoria Bascova for the amazing research she contributed. It was wonderful having Gordon share some of the expertise that has made AOTG.com such a popular gathering place for post production professionals!
OVER 400 SHORT MOVIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD SET TO BE SHOWCASED HOLLYWOOD
$15,000 CASH PRIZE ON THE LINE FOR OVERALL WINNER FROM ZYPE
$60,000 POST PRODUCTION PRIZES SET TO BE AWARDED FROM COMPANY 3 AND METHOD STUDIOS
Hollywood August 2, 2015—-The organizers of the 11th annual HollyShorts Film Festival are announcing today the official film lineup that will compete for the $15,000 cash prize from Zype and $60,000 in post-production services from Company 3 and Method Studios at the upcoming festival. The lineup includes 400 of the top short movies from almost every major continent. The festival received a record 2,200 submissions this year a festival record. HollyShorts, which was named “The Cannes of Short Film Festivals” by Indie Wire, and is consistently ranked as one of the top film festivals each year by MovieMaker, prides itself on not putting any restrictions on it’s coveted filmmakers and allows them to showcase and premiere their works where they want, when they want it, unlike any other Los Angeles area film festival, no premiere restrictions.
The organizers bill HollyShorts as “The Filmmakers Festival.” The festival will take place at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres August 13-22, 2015. The HollyShorts Film Conference, which will feature heavy hitter panel discussions, will take place at IgnitedSpaces August 14-21.
This year’s festival feature shorts with talent including: Jerry Stiller stars in Steve Monarque’s Simpler Times, Caity Lotz who stars in Susana Hornil’s short Missed Call,
Jennifer Morrison stars in Chris Peters’ To Dust Return, Corbin Bernsen in his son Oliver Bernsen’s short Midland, Dominic Polcino’s animated award-winning short Lovesick Fool: Love in the Age of Like stars Janeane Garofalo and Lisa Kudrow. Joe Magee and Bill Bailey’s Love Song stars Emma Thompson, Brent Weinbach’s I Don’t Dance stars Natasha Leggero, John Henry Hinkel’s HOME stars Robert Forster. JT Mollner’s Flowers in December stars Dee Wallace, Emad Asfoury’s Duality stars Don Most, Sarah Lynn Dawson, Jon Foo and was voiced by Deepak Chopra. Aaron Webman’s After Lilly stars Jack Quaid, Raymond Cruz stars in Alexandra Debricon’s A Gringo Honeymoon. Michael Gross stars in Linda Palmer’s Our Father.
This year’s categories include: Live Action, Animation, Documentary, Web Series, Trailers, Commercial, Music Videos. Short genres range from Horror, Romance, Drama, Action, Comedy, Thrillers and much more.
Commented Theo Dumont, HollyShorts co-founder and co-director: “We are honored to showcase this selection of the world’s top short movies at HollyShorts. This festival has grown into the biggest and most prestigious annual celebration of short movies and prides itself on providing next level opportunities for our filmmakers. It’s going to be an epic 10 days with receptions every day for our guests.”
Added co-founder and co-director Daniel Sol: “We are flattered that other festivals in Los Angeles this year have aggressively contacted our filmmakers with numerous efforts to poach them, this shows the demand for their great works. What those festivals don’t understand is that this is THE filmmakers festival and they’ll do whatever they want here whenever they want, and we encourage that.”
The festival’s opening night celebration lineup will be announced momentarily and will take place at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres and OHM nightclub at Hollywood and Highland. Advance tickets, the lineup, all-access passes and the fest schedule are currently available at hollyshorts.com.
This year’s HollyShorts sponsors include:
All Short TV, Brickyard VFX, Color Space Finishing, Company 3, Creative Handbook, Crypt TV, Daily Motion, Dark Horse Wine, Delmay Partners, Diablo, Evil Slave, Film Radar, FilmLA, Final Draft, Greenleaf Gourmet Chop Shop, Ignited Spaces, Indi.com,
Indievent, Jungle Software, Kim Ruggles Events, Law Offices of Clifford Lo Entertainment Law, Lightspeed EPS, Lyft, Mercury Production Report, Method Studios, New Media Vault, NYFA, OHM, Panavision, Philippe Catering, Pond5, Red Giant, Robert Taylor Insurance, Script Pipeline, Shorts HD, Showbiz Software Store,
Simple DCP, Stage 32, TCL Chinese 6 Theaters, The Agency-Sports & Entertainment Division, Uber, UCLA Extention, Women in Film, Zype.
Click here to find the breakdown of the 2015 HollyShorts official selections.
HollyShorts Film Festival is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement of filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 40 minutes or less. Categories include Short Animation, Short Live Action, Short Documentary, Music Video, Webisode, Commercials, Trailers, 3D Shorts, Youth Film and Digital Microbudget.