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AbelCine Presents: Creative Forces Online: Benedict Spence

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm PDT / 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm ET

This FREE event will feature special guests cinematographer Benedict Spence, who will discuss his artistic approach to crafting shots as well as what inspires his work as a cinematographer. The stream will be hosted by AbelCine Technology and Education Development Manager Megan Donnelly, with time for Q&A throughout.





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AbelCine Online Training

Live Stream: Digital AC 201 – August 26, 2020
Live Stream: Technical and Creative Aspects of a Lens – September 15, 2020


See All Virtual Learning Options at AbelCine



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Begins August 17, 2020

After shifting the conference to a virtual format as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and conference center unavailability, SIGGRAPH is excited to share their online conference dates and additional details about the SIGGRAPH 2020 experience.  Conference content will include both on-demand presentations and scheduled sessions.
Here are the dates you should mark on your calendar:
August 17, 2020
On-demand content will be available, allowing for exploration, learning,
and the opportunity for participants to review presentations in advance
of the interactive contributor sessions.
August 24-28, 2020
Interactive contributor sessions and other "can't miss" scheduled sessions take place.
October 27, 2020
Last day to view on-demand conference content.
For more information and to register, visit: https://s2020.siggraph.org/conference/?

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Hong Kong International Film & TV Market

26-29 August 2020, Online

Since the pandemic has resulted in some cities being put on lockdown, and travelling among countries is still mostly restricted, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has decided to migrate the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) to a virtual platform, FILMART Online, from 26-29 August.

For more information, visit: https://event.hktdc.com/fair/hkfilmart-en/s/12603-General_Information/Hong-Kong-International-Film—TV-Market–FILMART-/Filmart-2020-Goes-Virtual.html



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Sony DMPC's New Behind the Camera Training Series

Join Sony DMPC's monthly Behind the Camera Training Webinar Series, open to film and TV industry professionals who want to learn and discuss Sony’s tools for digital cinematography.
Trainings are one hour, include presentation and live Q&A, and will take place the first Tuesday of every month between June and December. See below for a complete list of webinar sessions. This free training series is designed to educate, inspire, and answer questions for film and video professionals across the industry.
Tues. Sep 1, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PDT
Sony VENICE Version 6.0 Beta Test Run
Tues. Oct 6, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PDT
Sony VENICE NEW Technicolor Look Library and Sony .art explained
Tues. Nov 3, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST
Sony VENICE 6.0 & FX9 2.0: A great multi-cam combo
Tues. Dec 1, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST
Sony VENICE Discussion with Special Guest Cinematographer (TBA)


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Expocine 2020

Latin American convention for the film and audiovisual industry.

15 and 16, October 2020, Online

For 2020, due to the limitations of cinema operations around the world, EXPOCINE will be virtual. It will be two intense days that add up to more than 32 hours of content.





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GRAND PRIZE:  $1,000 plus an URSA Mini Pro G2!

Other prizes include Blackmagic Cameras, Sigma Lenses & More!

Films must be 5 minute or shorter. Entries selected monthly, all building up to the final Film Festival on November 14th!

Submission deadline: October 1, 2020

For more information, visit: https://blackmagiccollective.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2f69f63981ec21913b501154b&id=bef3b2d993&e=9cf46d2aaa



Frame.io's "Workflow from Home" Series

Throughout the 13-episode series, Frame.io Global SVP of Innovation, Michael Cioni, walks viewers through the technical aspects of switching to a remote, cloud, or hybrid-cloud post-production setup. Diving deep into specific workflows for remote editing, visual effects, finishing, and color grading, he interviewed a number of video professionals, including Conan O’Brien lead editor Robert Ashe, VFX pioneer Scott Squires, and Panavision’s Light Iron finishing team. The result is a comprehensive video series that addresses the many aspects and challenges of migrating a brick-and-mortar post facility to a remote workflow.
View the entire series at: https://frame.io/remotework/



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Quasar Alchemy Presents: Talk on Tones Chapter 1

Quasar Science is proud to introduce the first segment of their new series, "Quasar Alchemy Presents: Talk on Tones". The purpose of “Talk on Tones” is to expand the knowledge of lighting various skin tones. Rooted in cinematography, this series includes voices from actors, directors, DoPs, gaffers, makeup artists, colourists, and more.

The goal of this series is to expand the craft of cinematography to better represent all skin tones. From digital content to large format, documentary to narrative, this series provides insight that will uplift the images of tomorrow while also embracing the human experience that sometimes goes unnoticed in the demands of time vs product. Throughout this process of education, the hope is to evolve the broader discussion of inclusivity, and representation on screen. Listening to personal experiences of working professionals who come from diverse groups will help educate what informs story telling choices and why it matters.

View this episode at:






ZEISS Cinematography Vlog

A new educational series from ZEISS Americas

Episode 1: Getting a Cinematic Lookhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqhbcy7XwsM&feature=youtu.be
Cine Sales Director, Snehal Patel discusses how to achieve a cinematic look from your lenses.

Episode 2: Creating Flares: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33E1VnARAPA
ZEISS Cine Sales Director Snehal Patel discusses the use of flare in cinematic filming and how ZEISS designed a flare capability into the new Supreme Prime Radiance lenses. Follow along as Snehal breaks down the science of flare and how ZEISS engineers built the lenses to take full advantage of Flare in controlled and predictable way.

Episode 3: Full Frame Camera Systems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0F3xJCAfjw

ZEISS Cine Sales Director Snehal Patel compares the differences between Super35 and Full Frame capture systems for filmmaking. Snehal discusses the benefits of moving to a Full Frame system and how you can apply these advantages to your next production!

Or check other online offerings from Zeiss University including the series, Studies In Cinematography:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfYuM0IWSVTCQQ9nUsD6Yfg


Rosco SoftDrop® Masterclass Videos

Learn more about Rosco SoftDrop in their free Masterclass video series – No login needed.

The Rosco SoftDrop Masterclass is comprised of four videos – each between six and nine minutes long – that provide tips and techniques for working with Rosco backdrops and answer their most frequently asked questions.
Ep. 1 – Introduction To SoftDrop:
Ep. 2 – Production Of A SoftDrop:
Ep. 3 – Installing A SoftDrop:
Ep. 4 – Lighting A Rosco SoftDrop:



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B&H Photo Explora

For tips, reviews, and tutorials on all things photographic visit:





Westcott University

The F.J. Westcott Company presents FREE Online Lighting Education including Still and Video Lighting Tutorials with no signup required.  For a full listing of the many still and motion lighting techniques, visit:




Dedo Weigert Film Educational Videos

You can find many tutorials and lighting product instructional videos on the Dedo Weigert Film YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/DedoWeigertFilm



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ARRI Academy Presents: Lighting Systems Control with Richard Cadena

The ARRI Academy is pleased to announce the launch of a new course designed for all levels of lighting and video production professionals. “Lighting Systems Control with Richard Cadena” is an 11-part video course that serves as the ultimate guide to get you up and running with digital lighting control, using DMX, RDM, Wireless DMX, and ethernet-based networks.

The 11-part series consists of short, informative videos with classes ranging in length from 5 minutes to 34 minutes. Course attendees will gain a working knowledge of standard and emerging technologies and will be trained on the latest lighting technology. The complete list of classes is as follows: DMX, Building DMX network, Troubleshooting DMX network, RDM, Wireless DMX, Intro to ethernet-based networking, Testing ethernet-based networks: PING and IPCONGIF commands, Art-Net, sACN, Consoles, and ARRI LED Ecosystem.

The series is taught by Richard Cadena; an ETCP recognized trainer and Certified Entertainment Electrician. Cadena brings over 30 years of lighting industry experience and has been training entertainment lighting professionals around the globe. The series gives an overview of established and emerging technologies, best practices, and guides users on how to troubleshoot potential issues.

To register, visit: https://www.arri.com/lightingsystemscontrol

Other ARRI Academy online courses on MZed: https://arri.academy/courses-mzed

ARRI Academy is offering a 25% discount* (Code: STAYHOME25) on their certified online courses on MZed: Certified Online Training for Large-Format Camera System: https://www.mzed.com/courses/certified-online-training-for-large-format-camera-system?tap_a=17272-420962&tap_s=566830-650906 and Certified Online Training for Camera Systems: https://www.mzed.com/courses/certified-online-training-for-camera-systems?tap_a=17272-420962&tap_s=566830-650906. Their ARRI Academy Master Classes on MZed – High Dynamic Range with Karl Walter Lindenlaub ASC https://arri.academy/kw-lindenlaub-hdr-mzed" target="_blank, and Large Format Cinematography with James Laxton ASC https://arri.academy/james-laxton-course-mzed" target="_blank are available for free.  *Valid for a limited time only.



NVIDIA'S GTC Digital – Free Online Content

NVIDIA GPUNVIDIA's GTC Digital is now running with free on-demand technical content for developers, researchers, data scientists. There are also general-interest sessions designed for business decision makers. More than 200 speakers from around the world created this content. NVIDIA is proud to make it available for free, particularly in these times where advancing science and technology is more important than ever.

Register at: www.nvidia.com/gtc



Zacuto Original Programming

ZacutoZacuto produces original programming for entertaining and educating individuals in the video, film and photography industries. These videos include interviews with leaders of the film and photography industries on topics such as event videography, filmmaking, cinematography, directing, sound, lighting, documentary, DIY filmmaking and more.




Lighting Video Webinars by Brad Dickson

BradDicksonX250Veteran Lighting Director Brad Dickson hosts online webinars on lighting as it relates to the camera. Recent offerings have included seminars on Measuring and Adjusting LED Fixtures and Setting Up DMX Systems.



SMPTE Virtual Educational Offerings

SMPTETo help the industry navigate this immediate situation, SMPTE is making their technology webcasts open free of charge for their members and the public. Additionally, all their virtual classes are now available at 50% off. Please register for a course using the SMPTE50 discount code.



Adobe Summit 2020

The digital experience conference has gone digital.
Hear from Adobe leaders Shantanu Narayen, Anil Chakravarthy, and other Adobe leaders.  Discover product innovations and explore product demos and announcements across keynotes and
100+ breakout sessions.
Enjoy it online and on demand.
Cost: Free