Mass Media Expo: Press Pause Play at WGBH

UPDATE: Big thanks to Massachusetts Production Coalition’s David Hartman and Ashley Haskell for another great Expo! Shout out to WGBH for sharing their space + resources. We’re already looking forward to next year! In the meantime, click here to take a look at photos from Saturday’s Expo.

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LET’S PLAY! Join us at WGBH for the 6th annual MASS MEDIA EXPO, presented by the Massachusetts Production Coalition, and attended by over 500 film and media industry members including producers, filmmakers, craft professionals, creative agencies, production houses, and more. This special daylong event features over 50 creative film and media industry exhibitors (like us), suppliers, products, services, and filmmaking organizations, alongside Panels & Talks, IFFBoston Made In MA Short Films, and a Closing Party.

Visit Rule Boston Camera in the Calderwood Studio from 11:00am to 3:30pm. Play games, win prizes, and check out the latest tools + services for film + media makers at our booth.  Visit massmediaexpo.com for tickets and updates. Click here for our flyer.

Exhibition Hours: 11:00am-3:30pm in Calderwood Studio

Panels & Talks: 12:00-5:30pm in Yawkey Theater and Fraser Studio

IFFBoston Made In MA Short Films in Fraser Studio

Cafe: 11:00am-4:00pm (with Pennypackers food truck serving it up throughout the day)

Closing Party: 5:30-7:00pm

 

 

 

BAVUG’s NAB Recap at AVID Headquarters

Avid’s theme for NAB this year is “The Sky’s The Limit.” Get a first-hand look at some of their key announcements and new features at BAVUG’s NAB Recap meeting at Avid Headquarters in Burlington.

Registration is strongly encouraged to help calculate food/refreshments for everyone. All registrants will be eligible for the raffle. One lucky registrant will win a copy of Avid Media Composer!

Free registration for BAVUG meetings closes at 12pm the day of the event. After that, only paid registrations are available until 6pm.

Raffle prizes for this meeting are provided by Avid, Boris FX, iZotope, NewBlueFX and Rule Boston Camera.

**Doors open for check-in at 6pm** Enjoy refreshments, networking and socializing until the presentations start at 7pm.

Register here. 

IMAGINE Magazine 200th Issue & 19th Birthday Celebration

Help usher in the 200th edition of IMAGINE plus celebrate IMAGINE’s 19th Birthday with an evening of networking, great music, fun, fabulous food and spirited libations at Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 9th, 6 – 9pm
WHERE: At Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen in Boston
WHO: FEATURING The Legendary James Montgomery & His Band +1, Don Packer, on SAX

Photos from this event will be in the 200th edition!

*Click here for more information 

Filmmakers Collaborative 30th Anniversary Member Mixer & Reception

You’re invited to celebrate Filmmakers Collaborative’s 30th Anniversary with an afternoon member mixer, reception & presentation with FC staff, board members & filmmakers on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 4PM – 6PM at Orleans Restaurant in Somerville.

The event is free with RSVP and features appetizers and a no-host cash bar.

*Click here to RSVP

PA Workshop

Starting out in the industry? Learning the ropes as a Production Assistant is where many get their start in the business. The Mass Production Coalition will be holding a PA workshop to prepare young industry members entering the workforce. This workshop teaches the skills to be a valuable Production Assistant on feature film and commercial productions in an immersive 1-day training program. Through hands-on training sessions and presentations, attendees gain knowledge to be a successful PA ready to work on set. The workshop is for new PA’s starting out as well as those already in the field- to hone their skill set, gain career insights, and make valuable connections.

Saturday, April 8th 9:30am-3:00pm at Red Sky Studios

*info and registration here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pa-workshop-tickets-32892040980

Emerson College “It’s All True” Documentary Showcase

“It’s All True” is Emerson College’s Documentary Film Festival that features outstanding documentary work by Emerson students. Filmmaker Ross McElwee will kick off this year’s festival with a screening of his film “Bright Leaves” Wednesday, April 5th, and will host the student showcase the following evening. Both events will be held at 7pm in the Bright Family Screening Room.

*Click here for all the details

These events are free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30pm.

BAVUG March Meeting: Narrative Storytelling w/Steve Audette

Have you ever wondered how FRONTLINE approaches cutting a scene for one of their award-winning documentaries? From rough script and stringouts, to rough cut and fine cut, Steve Audette, ACE will discuss not so much “how” to cut, but will explore the question of WHY to cut.

Using scenes from the recent documentary “Trump’s Road To The White House“, this will not be a technical session on using Avid Media Composer, but rather a glimpse into the thinking process behind narrative storytelling. It is sure to be an insightful and entertaining opportunity to see a scene built through the eyes of a master editor.

Please note, this event may be streamed live on Facebook.

Wed. March 15, 2017 6-9pm

WGBH Yawkey Auditorium 1 Guest Street Boston, MA 02135 

Doors open for check-in at 6pm

* Register here

 

Massachusetts Production Coalition Winter Meeting

Join your community of film and media professionals for a special Winter Meeting at WGBH Boston.

SCHEDULE
6:00 – 7:30 pm Cocktail Reception
7:30 – 9:00 pm Presentations

PRESENTATIONS TBA SOON!

*Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-mpc-meeting-tickets-31761092282

PARKING & DIRECTIONS

Parking: Free parking is available in the garage at WGBH. Validate your ticket at the security desk when leaving.

Directions: wgbh.org/about/directions

Maine Short Film Festival

The Maine Film & Video Association announced the Portland, ME premiere screening of the Maine Short Film Festival 2017 at Space Gallery Saturday, January 21st at 7pm and a second screening Sunday, Jan 22 at 2pm. The 90-minute program is now touring twelve Maine theaters through May 2017. Each screening will feature a Q&A with several of the filmmakers and jurors. 

The 90-minute program celebrates Maine: its land, its people, and its creative soul, highlighting Maine artists, fisherman, boat builders, wilderness guides, transgender people, and youth in all film genres from many well-known and some new-to-the-scene Maine filmmakers. 

Advance tickets are recommended as last year’s festival sold out quicklyhttp://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2738005

For details on all the winning films see www.mainefilm.org

For more information contact info@mainefilm.org

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Canon Introduces New Firmware Upgrade for C300 + C300 MKII

Canon has announced a new firmware upgrade at NAB New York that is sure to please C300 shooters.  The main features for the Mark II are enabled audio recording in 2K crop mode and the ability to turn off the internal microphone.  The update brings an expanded Zebra range (5% to 100%) on the Mark II and shutter angle priority (keep your desired shutter angle as you change frame rates) on both the original C300 and the Mark II.

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The other updates coming with the firmware relate to Canon’s Cine Servo Zoom lenses in EF mount.  Auto and push iris are now available for Cine Servo EF 17-120mm and EF 50-1000mm, as well as the new 18-80mm that will be released shortly.  Dual Pixel autofocus will also be supported for the EF 17-120mm and 18-80mm on the Mark II and original cameras with dual pixel capability.  We currently do not carry these lenses (we have the 17-120mm available in PL mount only), but we will have an 18-80mm once it is released later this month.

Check out this video with Canon Technical Advisor, Brent Ramsey, for more information about the upgrade.  We’ll be updating the C300 Mark II EF Mount and PL Mount cameras in our rental inventory when the firmware is released on December 13th. Interested in buying the C300 Mark II? See links below and contact us at sales@rule.com or 800-rule-com.

Canon EOS C300 EF 24-70 Kit

Canon EOS C300 with Dual Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade

Canon EOS C300 MK II 

-Grace Deacon, Engineer, deacon@rule.com