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Featured Story

David Stump, ASC Talks New Technology

By Debra Kaufman
From Toronto where he’s overseeing visual effects cinematography on American Gods, David Stump, ASC shared his experiences working with the Lytro camera. “I’ve engaged with technologies and techniques for ten years, heading towards the goal of deriving depth on a pixel-by-pixel basis,” he says.

Industry Beat

Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) Accepting Applications

HPA is now accepting applications for the inaugural class of YEP, sponsored and selected by HPA Women in Post. The YEP program is designed to promote the participation of young people within the professional media content industry.

HPA Awards: Engineering Excellence, Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation Winners Announced

During a recent day long special judging event at IMAX, industry experts convened to consider a variety of compelling presentations for two special awards from the HPA. 

VES Summit on Saturday, 29 October 2016 at the Sofitel in Beverly Hills

Join the Visual Effects Society (VES) for their annual one-day Summit devoted to shaping the future of the visual effects industry.

SMPTE® 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition

Society’s Flagship Technical Conference Will Feature Diverse, Expert-Led Sessions, and First-of-a-Kind Celebrations Honoring SMPTE’s Centennial


MPSE/CAS Golf and Poker Tournament Tees Off 18 September

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) and the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) will host the 8th Annual MPSE Golf and Poker Tournament September 18, 2016 at the Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland, California.


Member News

The Molecule provides VFX for OWN's Highly Anticipated New Series ”Queen Sugar”

The Molecule’s Senior VFX Producer Lauren Ellis describes her experience on set for OWN’s upcoming series “Queen Sugar” as diverse, supportive, and high caliber.


FuseFX Expands New York Facility

Buoyed by rising television productions, FuseFX has expanded its presence in New York, moving its operations to larger quarters to be able to accommodate a dynamic team of more than 50 artists.  

WCPMedia Services Provides Media Management Solutions for “Sports Memories: Rio 2016”

Innovative B2B Cloud-based platform used for sports media exposition hosted by the Brazilian Olympic Museum.

Xytech Expands Transmission Services With Launch Of New Division

Xytech launched its Broadcast Services Division.  

ShotPut Pro 6 Offloading Application is now available!

Pause/Resume offloads for hours at a time, even when ejecting hard drives and camera cards.  

Going to IBC?  Send us your pictures from Amsterdam!

We’ll share them as you send them and recap them in next month’s Newsline! Email us your shots HERE.  

HPA Events Calendar

17 November 2016

The 2016 HPA Awards – Skirball Center, Los Angeles, CA

20-24 February 2017

HPA Tech Retreat -  Indian Wells, CA

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