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Samsung NX1 + Joseph Gordon-Levitt + hitRECord: “In a City”, a New Short Film for 4K UHD Viewing

Fri October 24, 2014

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Today, Samsung Electronics announced a new campaign for the Samsung NX1, the new premium compact system camera. The campaign is the result of a new partnership with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his open collaborative production company, hitRECord. Titled, “In a City”, the campaign will see the actor and filmmaker direct a short film inspired by cities across the globe shot entirely on the NX1 for 4K UHD viewing.

 Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Image by Samsung Electronics.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Image by Samsung Electronics.

The following video presents HITRECORD: In a City w/ Samsung NX1:

Attention everybody — I’m directing a new short film, come make it with me!
Contribute here: http://bit.ly/1tmOCxE
The film is called #inacity and it’s inspired by the experience of walking through cities – cities all over the world. Through writing and video footage, I wanna capture intimate moments, beautiful textures and grand skylines. But, the only way to tell the story of global cities is to get the perspectives of the people who live in them. No matter where you live in the world, I want you to be a part of making this.

For this project, we’re collaborating w/ Samsung Camera & we’ll be sending out new #NX1 cameras to 5 cinematographers to help make the short film.

WRITERS – Write some poetic thoughts about your unique experiences in your city – we’ll all be a part of writing this piece. Please refer to THIS POEM – http://www.hitrecord.org/records/53155 – for inspiration.

CINEMATOGRAPHERS: Shoot beautiful, cinematic shots of your city as you take a walk through it. Check out THIS FOOTAGE – http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1689770 – for what I’m looking for. Upload your footage to hitRECord by Thurs. 10/30 to be eligible for a #NX1.

Thanks again
J

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Samsung Electronics Launches the NX1 Campaign Partnering with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and hitRECord

 As a renowned actor and filmmaker, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will produce a short film using Samsung NX1, a new premium camera

Ridgefield Park, N.J. – October 24, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the launch of a new campaign for the Samsung NX1, the new premium compact system camera. The campaign is the result of a new partnership with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his open collaborative production company, hitRECord. Titled, “In a City”, the campaign will see the actor and filmmaker direct a short film inspired by cities across the globe shot entirely on the NX1 for 4K UHD viewing.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Joseph on this project and are confident that his creative talent, combined with the capabilities of the NX1, will create a memorable short film that captures the lives of consumers in cities across the globe,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. “The NX1 offers ultimate filming experience with its sophisticated features, so filmmakers like Joseph can focus on telling their story without worrying about the technical performance of their equipment.”

“Cinematography is one of the most powerful aspects of filmmaking. To visually express the mood of a scene or moment is as essential to storytelling as a script, a score, or an actor’s performance. When you’re creating art, it’s important to know that your tools will match your ambition, and that you can rely on the technology to enable, not limit your artistic vision,” said Joseph Gordon-Levitt. “I’m looking forward to filming with Samsung NX1 and eager to work with the hitRECord community to create something truly special”
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Press Releases

Fujifilm Imagine App for United Kingdom Customers to Instantly Print Photos from Smartphone or Tablet Devices

Thu October 23, 2014

This video presents Imagine V8: Comprehensive and cost-effective cloud-based photo solution.

  • “Fujifilm’s Imagine software developed by the innovative Fujifilm subsidiary called Whitech is one of the most comprehensive and cost-effective cloud-based photo solutions on the market today.
  • The low cost, self service offering includes traditional photo kiosks, tablet kiosks, online ordering and a powerful range of mobile Apps designed to make preserving memories on prints, photobooks, wall art, stationery and a wide range of gifts convenient and easy.”

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How amazing is the Fujifilm Imagine Software? Fujifilm interviews Frosts Photo Centre

23.10.2014

How amazing is the Fujifilm Imagine Software? Fujifilm interviews Frosts Photo Centre

Fujifilm Imagine is a multi-platform software solution which offers the retailer flexibility, choice and ease of use across in-store, online and mobile platforms.

The amazing software has been evolving over time to provide even more functionality, products and services to enhance your customers’ experience. It is perfect for a photo retail environment. It goes without saying; if your customers’ experience is enhanced they will purchase again and again.
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Samsung Electronics Extends Worldwide Paralympic Partnership Through to Beyond the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Thu October 23, 2014

This video presents What’s Your Problem? Sport Doesn’t Care – Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.
Sport doesn’t care about abilities or disabilities. Sport makes no distinctions. All that matters is that you give your best to win.
What’s your problem? Sport Doesn’t Care.

PRESS RELEASE

October 23, 2014

Summary:
• Samsung extends its partnership with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) through to the PyeongChang 2018 and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Samsung Electronics Extends Worldwide Paralympic Partnership through 2020

Samsung signs an agreement with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to extend partnership through to the PyeongChang 2018 and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Samsung Electronics, the Worldwide Paralympic Partner in the Wireless Communications Equipment category, has announced that it has signed an agreement with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to extend its partnership through to beyond the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Image by Samsung Tomorrow

Image by Samsung Tomorrow

For the next six years of this agreement, Samsung, who has sponsored the IPC since 2006, will remain as one of the IPC’s Official Worldwide Paralympic Partners and will expand after 2016 its category of sponsorship to the “Wireless Communications Equipment and Computing Equipment,” including smartphones, tablets, laptops, personal computers and other computing equipment, and desktop printers.

“Samsung aims to empower athletes to spread their passion and dedication through our wireless technology, inspiring Paralympic Games fans worldwide,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. “We are thrilled to extend our partnership with the IPC, and we plan to develop a variety of meaningful programs together with the Paralympic athletes, to honor their competitiveness and Paralympic spirit.”
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You’re Invited: Samyang Roadshow Europe “The Look and The Photographer. Episode I: Spain 2014″ Nov.3, 5, 7, 10, 12

Thu October 23, 2014

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Samyang Roadshow Europe

The Look and The Photographer. Episode I: Spain

In November, Samyang launches the new European workshop series called Samyang Roadshow Europe “The Look and The Photographer. Episode I: Spain.” By participating in this series of lectures and practical workshops, which will be held in five largest Spanish cities, you will gain a great opportunity to take a closer look at Samyang and Samyang products, and to engage in interesting and inspirational creative workshops.

Jose Luis Valdivia, a photographer and filmmaker connected with Samyang in Spain will present a series of lectures “The Look and The Photographer”. Jose Luis Valdivia has rich experience in running creative workshops for photography and film enthusiasts. The combination of knowledge, passion and teaching methodology makes his classes unique. He always illustrates the theoretical input with life examples supported by relevant photos and films he shot. During Samyang Roadshow Europe, Jose Luis Valdivia will raise some photography issues “Photography by Samyang” and will talk about film “Filming with Samyang.”

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Canon U.S.A. at PhotoPlus Expo 2014: Displays Include Cinema EOS C100 Mark II Video Camera, EOS 7D Mark II & PowerShot G7 X Cameras Oct.30-Nov.1

Thu October 23, 2014

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Canon U.S.A. Brings Its Digital Imaging Solutions To PhotoPlus Expo 2014

On Display for the First Time in the U.S. will be the New Cinema EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera, EOS 7D Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Digital Cameras along with the Latest in Lenses and Professional Printing Solutions

NEW YORK, October 23, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will demonstrate its latest digital camera optics and printer lineup, including the recently announced EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera, at PhotoPlus Expo 2014 in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, October 30 – November 1, 2014 in Booth #121.

Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera

Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera

Visitors to the Canon booth will have the opportunity to see the new EOS C100 Mark II, the latest addition to the Company’s Cinema EOS line of professional Super 35mm digital cameras. Additionally, PhotoPlus Expo attendees can try, firsthand, the powerful new EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, the full line of Canon EOS and Cinema EOS cameras, EF and CN-E lenses, Canon’s professional and consumer camcorders, and the latest in PowerShot cameras including the new PowerShot G7 X. The Company will also be showing its gallery of PIXMA PRO and imagePROGRAF large format professional inkjet prints and will feature stunning images from Canon’s Explorers of Light, as well as live printing demonstrations throughout the show.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital Camera

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera


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Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld Camcorder: Nature and Wildlife Filmmaker Kevin Railsback’s Primary Camera

Wed October 22, 2014
Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD camcorder

Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD camcorder

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AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER KEVIN RAILSBACK MAKES PANASONIC AJ-PX270 P2 HD HANDHELD HIS PRIMARY CAMERA FOR NATURE SHOOTS

NEWARK, NJ (October 21, 2014) – Prominent Director of Photography Kevin Railsback, who specializes in nature and wildlife cinematography, recently invested in Panasonic’s AJ-PX270 P2 HD camcorder as his primary camera. Railsback, whose www.filmmakingnaturally.com website features tutorials in outdoor video production, also owns Panasonic’s AG-HPX250 and AG-HPX170 P2 HD handhelds.

Railback has already shot extensive wildlife footage with the PX270, and has used it as his “A” camera on a shoot with a professional dance team for a DVD release. Future PX270 projects include shooting historical recreations on an upcoming feature for Fourth Wall Films, creating a meditation video, and acquiring diverse material for his stock footage agency.

Having shot for several years with the HPX250 as his workhorse camera, Railsback already has informed observations about the differences between that camcorder and the new PX270. Among advances, he numbers the PX270’s extra low light sensitivity, better codec, 1080/60p capture, electronic level, redundant recording, smaller size and more.

Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder

Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder


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Ricoh Launches PENTAX K-S1 Sweets Collection: PENTAX K-S1 Camera Models with Flu Card

Wed October 22, 2014
PENTAX K-S1 digital SLR cameras

PENTAX K-S1 digital SLR cameras

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October 22, 2014

PENTAX K-S1 Sweets Collection

A trio of new, special-color PENTAX K-S1 camera models Now complete with Flu card for $699.95

Denver, Colorado October 22, 2014 – RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX K-S1 Sweets Collection, which consists of three special-color models of the PENTAX K-S1 digital SLR camera. Featuring a compact, lightweight body and a stylish, progressive design, these special-edition PENTAX K-S1 models, now available with Flu card, provide outstanding imaging performance that rivals that of upper-class models and just in time for the holidays.

The PENTAX K-S1 Sweets Collection offers three brilliant body color options: Strawberry Cake, Blue Cream Soda and Lime Pie. The cameras’ streamlined, white-based bodies are accentuated with lustrous colors for a fashionable, lively appearance, while keeping all the outstanding functionality and progressive design of the K-S1.  With the unique combination of superb performance, advanced design, and striking colors, these special-edition models make digital SLR photography more fun and exciting, and fit perfectly with every user’s lifestyle.
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Canon: New, Second-Generation EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera

Tue October 21, 2014
Canon EOS C100 Mark II

Canon EOS C100 Mark II

Canon U.S.A. Announces the Second-Generation EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera

Features MP4 and AVCHD 1080/60p Recording, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Face-Detection Autofocus (AF), Redesigned Viewfinder and OLED Panel, Built-In Canon Log Look-Up Table, and Wireless File Transfer

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 21, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the Canon EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera, the latest edition to the Canon Cinema EOS line of professional Super 35mm 8.3 megapixel CMOS cameras and the second-generation version of the popular Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera.

Designed for economical film and video productions such as documentary and remote broadcast crews, wedding and event coverage, indie film productions, as well as film schools and business and government users, the new EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera, features advanced image processing, AVCHD and MP4 1920×1080/60p recording, uncompressed YCbCr output from HDMI, and many other new and enhanced capabilities for improved picture quality, operability, and convenient handling. Delivering a cinematic look with shallow depth of field and high sensitivity in low-light environments, the new EOS C100 Mark II camera weighs just 2.5 lbs. and is compatible with over 103 Canon EF Series lenses, including STM models which can deliver smooth and silent autofocus during filmmaking.

“Canon’s commitment to the advancement of tools for visual expression takes another major step forward with the introduction of the EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO of Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Drawing on input from Canon’s global community of Cinema EOS camera users and from digital filmmakers using Canon EF lenses – 100 million of which have now been produced worldwidei – the Company has added new capabilities to the EOS C100 Mark II from its predecessor that powerfully leverage our considerable expertise in optics, imaging, and digital signal processing. The result is an improved, affordable Super 35mm CMOS digital camera that is designed to provide outstanding HD image quality, operational performance, ergonomics, and workflow convenience.”



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Contests

Sony World Photography Awards 2015 For All: Enter Now for Professional, Open, Youth and Cruises Competitions

Mon October 20, 2014

2015 Sony World Photography Awards – Call for Entries

  • All the contests are free to enter.
  • Open to photographers of all ages and skill levels.
  • There are no cash alternatives available for prize winners.
  • Winners will be announced online.
  • There will be a month-long exhibition of the winners and finalists, comprising of hundreds of photographs expertly curated inside the historic London landmark, Somerset House.

This video presents 2104 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition – Interview with Curator.

  • Sony interviewed the Curator of the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, Michael Benson about the 2014 show.

The Competitions:

Professional Competition – for serious photographers. Entry Close: 08/01/2015

Entries must be submitted by 11.59:59pm (GMT) on Thursday 8th January 2015.

  • All entrants must be over 18.
  • Published work may have been taken at any point in history, but must have been commissioned or acquired or first published between the dates of January 1st and December 31st 2014.
  • Un-published work entered into the competition must have been taken between the dates of January 1st and December 31st 2014. Once unpublished work has been entered, it cannot be entered again as published work in the future year of the awards competition.

There are 15 categories.

  • A shortlist of photographers in each of the 15 categories will be selected and announced prior to the Gala Ceremony. This will include details of the 3 finalists in each category.
  • For the final stage of judging, one single photographer will be chosen by the Honorary Judging Committee from the 15 category winners. This photographer will be announced and awarded at the Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony in April 2015 as the L’Iris d’Or / Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year winner.
  • All 45 category finalists will be showcased as part of the official 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition in London, published in the winners book and announced to the worldwide press. These finalists will also be part of international Sony World Photography Awards winners exhibitions, have the opportunity to be represented by the World Photography Collection, showcased on the World Photography Organisation website and much more.

Winner of  the “L’iris d’Or” will receive:


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Leica Camera Digital Technology ‘Made in Germany’ + Art: LEICA X ‘Edition Moncler’ Special Limited Edition

Sun October 19, 2014

The following video presents Monuments Backstage. In the landscapes of Greenland with Fabien Baron and Leica X “Edition Moncler”:

“It is a land of water and glaciers that reach down to the sea. It’s a world only barely possible, expressed with the precision of a language which has four different word roots for expressing the concept of snow, and four more for ice.

In the enchanted landscape of Greenland, Fabien Baron crosses the threshold of this land of ice and cold, of night time and silence, when everything is white and the ice slides towards the waves.
Discover the Leica&Moncler project at http://leica.moncler.com/ .

LEICA X ‘Edition Moncler’ Special Limited Edition camera with strap and case

LEICA X ‘Edition Moncler’ Special Limited Edition camera with strap and case

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15/10/2014

Digital technology ‘Made in Germany’ meets art: The LEICA X ‘Edition Moncler’ special limited edition

In collaboration with Moncler, Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, presents a special limited edition: the Leica X ‘Edition Moncler’. Reflecting the common values of both brands – high end quality and technicality – the Leica X ‘Edition Moncler’ unites aesthetic and technology to create an unmistakeable appeal. Finished with a premium leather trim in a three-colour scheme of blue, white and red, as an homage to the French origins of Moncler, this silver version of the Leica X is an eye-catching must-have for conscious and lovers of both photography and style.

The Leica X ‘Edition Moncler’ is strictly limited to only 1,500 examples for the entire global market. In addition to the camera, the set also includes a case. Designed in typical Moncler way, the padded white pouch refers to the down jackets that made the brand world-famous. It comes complete with a matching camera strap in genuine leather bearing the inscription Leica & Moncler to highlight the collaboration between the two brands. The Leica X ‘Edition Moncler’ will be available from Leica Stores and Boutiques, as well as Moncler flagship stores, from October 2014.


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The Brave New World Project + Sony 4K Camera and Production Technologies: Los Angeles-area Minority Youth (Ages 18-24) Apply Online Until Nov.14, 2014

Sat October 18, 2014

For the second year of The Brave New World project, Sony Electronics’ Professional Solutions of America Group is working with David Merritt of King David Films to give 10 Los Angeles-area young adults, who are from the age of 18-24 and interested in motion picture production careers, the opportunity to work and learn in a professional Hollywood production environment.

The Brave New World project’s mission is to empower minority youth by giving them access to current film technology and teaching them the art of filmmaking. By providing these youth with an introduction to the latest in digital/film technology, the program looks to increase interest in film production and post-production careers and open the door to a new world that many of these young people may never have imagined. The programs goal is to cultivate advancement, encourage diversity and increase opportunities for minority talent and employment in the film industry.

Here are the key highlights of the Brave New World Project.

Sony F55 4K

Sony F55 4K

  • The project will use Sony F55 4K cameras.
  • Participants will work on their projects at Sony’s Digital Motion Picture Center (DMPC) located at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California.
  • This year’s program will focus on the art of the sitcom, offering students the chance to work together to create, write, direct, produce and edit their own sitcom presentation.
  • Sessions will be led by David Merritt of King David Films and Sony DMPC system specialist, Dhanendra Patel.

The program accepts applications until November 14th.

  • The program will start on Friday, November 21st and runs through the week of January 17th.
  • The students will have the chance to screen the final film projects at the Sony facility.
  • Each student will receive IMDB credit and a Blu-ray or DVD copy of their film.

Please click here for more info, and to submit the online application form.

  • There is an application fee of $20 USD.

Good Luck!

PRESS RELEASE

The Brave New World Project Uses Sony 4K Camera and Production Technologies

by Sony Pro Team 10/16/2014, in Professional, Sony Professional

Project Focuses on Advancing Students in the Film & Entertainment Industries

 Culver City, Calif., October 15, 2014 – The Brave New World Project is gearing up for its second year of helping aspiring young filmmakers learn about the latest in movie-making technology. The project, run by David Merritt of King David Films, will again work with Sony Electronics’ Professional Solutions of America Group to give participants an opportunity to work and learn in a professional Hollywood production environment.

The project will use Sony F55 4K cameras and participants will work on their projects at Sony’s Digital Motion Picture Center (DMPC) located at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif. This year’s program will focus on the art of the sitcom, offering students the chance to work together to create, write, direct, produce and edit their own sitcom presentation. Sessions will be led by David Merritt and Dhanendra Patel, an 18-year Sony veteran, now with CINEVERSE-LA SN as a Cinema Systems Engineer.

“By offering these students a chance to work with this kind of technology, while learning the art of filmmaking, we are igniting an interest in film production and post-production careers,” said David Merritt II, director and producer. “Our goal is to foster diversity and increase opportunities for those who share a passion for the industry but don’t have the funds or resources to pursue a formal education.”
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