Abraham Joffe Wins Milli Award for Australian Cinematographer of the Year 2017

Abraham Joffe Wins Milli Award for Australian Cinematographer of the Year at 2017 Fujinon Fujifilm ACS National Awards SYDNEY, 9 May 2016 – At this year’s Fujinon Fujifilm Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) National Awards, the society’s night of nights as ever MC’d by Australian TV celebrity Ray Martin AM, it was Abraham Joffe (Tales By Light – Darren Jew: Submerged) who was awarded the coveted Milli for Australian Cinematographer of the Year. Joffe, an internationally award-winning Australian cinematographer who has gained a growing reputation for his documentary and nature productions said, “Tonight I had the enormous honour of receiving the Australian Cinematographers Society’s Milli award for…

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Expansion for Sony OB Production Facility

  Sony enhances coach building and broadcast system supply, design and installation. SYDNEY, 26 May 2016 – Sony Australia has further expanded its unique OB vehicle production facility in Beresfield near Newcastle, north of Sydney. The facility, unique in Australia and the greater Asia Pacific region, has been responsible for building some of the latest and most high tech OB trucks ever seen in the Southern Hemisphere and includes vehicles for NZLIVE New Zealand, TV3 Malaysia, NSW Racing Australia, TDC Australia and Telstra. Brett Kilby, Sony Australia…

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John Seale AM ACS ASC Wins Gold Milli Award

John Seale ACS ASC Wins Gold Milli Award for Cinematographer of the Year at 2016 ACS National Awards SYDNEY, 17 May 2016 – At this year’s Fujinon Fujifilm Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) National Awards, the society’s night of nights, it was John Seale AM ACS ASC (Mad Max – Fury Road, The English Patient) who was awarded the coveted Gold Milli for Australian Cinematographer of the Year. Seale also won the Gold Tripod award for Features in Cinema for his work on Mad Max – Fury Road. Oscar-winning DOP Seale is no stranger to success at award ceremonies but to win the Gold Milli for the third time – the first…

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Gearhouse Broadcast Expands Comms Division

SYDNEY, 5 May 2016: Gearhouse Broadcast’s new Event Communications Division has already expanded its staff, resources, inventory and added new services to its event comms offering. Event Communications Jason Owen explained, “Since we launched just six months ago we have added new staff and our inventory has grown by over 250%. The main reason for both these statistics lies in the success we have already enjoyed in providing communications for the Australian Open Tennis – a 5 week 24/7 operation which included the setup and tournament, the NSW and Victorian Departments of Education for their annual…

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FIRST FUJINON 4K ULTRA HD SERIES LENSES NOW IN AUSTRALIA and NZ

UA22x8 portable zoom lens and the new UA80X9 field lens   SYDNEY, 11 August 2015 – FUJIFILM today announced that first two lenses in its 4K Ultra HD Series for sports and entertainment applications have arrived in Australia and New Zealand. The UA22x8 is the first portable zoom lens in the series, and the new UA80X9 is the first field lens. Fujifilm GM Recording Media and Optical Marc Van Agten said, “These lenses got a lot of attention at this year’s NAB and SMPTE shows…

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SONY PXW-X320 NOW SHIPPING

SONY PRESS RELEASE 11 August 2015   Sony’s most cost-effective shoulder-mount XDCAM camcorder just got substantially better… the new PXW-X320, unveiled at this year’s NAB is now shipping. The PXW-X320 combines full-fledged shoulder-mount ergonomics, with the ability to capture phenomenal clarity from three ½”-type Exmor® CMOS sensors with 6 dB improved signal-to-noise ratio. This new camcorder is capable of recording amazing images with Sony’s 10-bit, 4:2:2 XAVC I and XAVC L codecs, plus choice of several other formats. An improved Flash Band Reducer ensures the…

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Hillary: a mountainous challenge

Sony Press Release: Landmark NZ TV drama shot with PMW-F55   Auckland, 28 July 2015 – Faced with capturing on screen the essence of venerated Kiwi climber and adventurer Sir Edmund Hillary, New Zealand cinematographer David Paul NZCS knew he would be asking a lot of his camera. For the six-part, prestige drama he needed a camera to capture feature-quality images, but he would need to carry that same camera up high snowy mountain slopes where the progress would be no more than three steps…

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ARRI ALEXA AND AMIRA CAMERAS + FIRST SKYPANEL LIGHTS iN AUSTRALIA AT SMPTE 2015

Press Release ALEXA XT, ALEXA Mini and AMIRA cameras and new SkyPanel lights SYDNEY, 23 June 2015 – This year’s SMPTE sees ARRI represented on several stands at the exhibition with ALEXA cameras, AMIRA cameras and the very first SkyPanel lights in Australia. The Canon stand will feature the versatile documentary-style AMIRA camera that combines exceptional image quality and affordable CFast 2.0 workflows with an ergonomic design optimized for single-operator use and extended shoulder-mounted operation. There will also be a ready to pick up and…

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