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MR. LOCATION SCOUT: INDUSTRY INSIGHTS New Tools for Location Scouting
February 1, 2023In the past, location scouting for film, TV, and commercials was a time-consuming and labor-intensive process. However, new tools and technologies have emerged that have made it easier for scouts to do their job. One of the most important tools for location scouts today is the smartphone. With a high-resolution camera and video capabilities, a smartphone allows scouts to take photos and videos of potential locations on the fly. Additionally, there are various apps available that make it easy for scouts to organize and share location information with the production team. One such app is "Shot Lister" which allows scouts to take notes and photos of locations, and create a list of potential spots for the production team to review. Another helpful app is "Sunseeker", a solar tracking and compass app that provides the user with hourly directional sun position intervals for preset shoot days so you can schedule your days more accurately for filming on a future date. Yet another tool that has become increasingly popular among scouts is the phone gimbal. A phone gimbal is a small device that attaches to a smartphone and helps to stabilize the camera while shooting video. This allows scouts to capture smooth and steady footage of potential locations, even when they're on the move. GoPros are also a popular tool among location scouts because of their small size and ability to shoot high-quality video. The compact camera can be easily mounted on a helmet, bike, or gimbal, allowing scouts to capture unique angles and perspectives of potential locations. Drones have also become a valuable tool for location scouts. They allow scouts to capture aerial footage of potential locations, which can be especially useful for scouting large properties or landscapes. Drones are already equipped with a camera and can take both photos and videos, which can be used to quickly survey large areas and identify potential locations for a shoot. Even a small inexpensive drone can save a lot of time and effort in providing multiple options for the professional drone operators when they arrive on shoot day. All these tools have the potential to revolutionize the way location scouts work. They allow scouts to capture high-quality photos and videos, share location information, and quickly survey large areas, which can save a lot of time and effort. It has become easier for location scouts to effectively plan out the next shoot location. With the help of these tools, scouts can quickly identify the best locations to bring a script or story to life. In summary, today's technology plays an important role in location scouting for film, TV, and commercials. With the aid of smartphones, phone gimbals, GoPros and drones, scouts can easily capture high-quality photos and videos, share location information and quickly survey large areas, saving time and effort for the production team. These tools have made it easier for scouts to plan out shoot locations, create a more efficient and accurate location scouting process. If you're needing help with your Film Location, Mr. Location Scout provides and resources premium location services throughout California, with offices in Big Sur, Monterey, and the greater Los Angeles and San Francisco areas. Over 25 years of experience specializing in Location Scouting, Film Locations, Filming Permits, and Local Crews. We offer Location Production Services for commercials, television, features, fashion photo shoots and events, providing a vast library of properties and the best scenery California has to offer. Our seasoned experts hold over 1,000 production credits in more than 45 states, and over 30 countries worldwide. Mr. Location Scout is an active member of the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) and serves on the Board of Directors of the Monterey County Film Commission. For more information, please visit: https://mrlocationscout.com or give us a call at (831) 521-3710
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WeCutFoam, in Sunnyvale CA fabricating...
February 1, 2023WeCutFoam, a Silicon Valley, CA prop shop is fabricating large-scale oversized and real-life size foam props for events, happenings, weddings, holiday celebrations and for any festivities. Recently, the company produced a foam plane prop that was 12ft from front to tail, with 18ft wide wingspan. The airplane was made for Christmas at Central Church, Nevada holiday celebrations. The theme of the event was Planes, trains and automobiles with live bands performing, professional singers and dancers. The prop was made in sections for easier transportation, with the engines and propellers being able to detach, and the wings connecting with inner tubes and pipes. It was painted to resemble a real plane and was placed decals using a wide format vinyl printer. The plane was hung over the stage and was lowered and raised using a motorized system. To learn more, visit www.wecutfoam.com If you are in need of props, leters, logos, signs and exhibits, reach out to WeCutFoam by calling (408) 454-6163 / or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
LM Treasures joins the SDSA society
February 1, 2023Hello Everyone, Just wanted to say thank you for allowing LM Treasures to join the SDSA society and how much we look forward to doing business with all of you. LM Treasures is one of the largest distributors of life size statues and props for every occasion. Bring your vision to life by adding a touch of LM Treasures Jungle Safari props, Jurassic Park props, Candy Land props, Mexican Fiesta props, Egyptian props, Circus Carnival props or Super Hero themed products. LM Treasures offers these items for sale or rent. You can also ask about opening a wholesale account. Sales email@example.com 626-252-7354 www.lmtreasures.com Rentals firstname.lastname@example.org 626-261-8929 www.lmtreasures-proprentals.com Showroom 10557 Juniper Ave Unit A. Fontana, Ca 92337 United States Please feel free to contact us at anytime! Thank you Take a Tour with Parker Vice President at LM Treasures!
Ugosound Studios completes Post Sound Work, Sound Editorial, Sound Design and Mix on film sold to Netflix:
January 31, 2023Ugosound Studios did all the Post Sound Work, Sound Editorial, Sound Design and Mix on this movie that just broke the news this morning with a $20MM sale to Netflix: "Fair Play," one of the buzziest movies to premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival, has sold to Netflix in a massive $20 million deal. The pact is for global rights. Ugosound Broadcast has been successfully providing Post Sound Services for scripted and non-scripted TV Shows, as well as DVD Bonus Materials and Behind The Scene Promos for many years. Years of expertise providing Sound Design and Mix for a wide variety of Clients and Projects have earned Ugosound Studios a solid reputation in this high-demand and fast turn-around sector of the Post Sound Industry. (310) 795-9077 www.Ugosound.com Award Winning Sound Design.
Sun Valley Film Festival - Upcoming Events
January 30, 2023At the Sun Valley Film Festival, the show goes on. With Patron support, SVFF is proud to expand our offerings beyond the Festival through our year round programming, including screenings, Q&A's with filmmakers and unique experiences. Join us this Presidents Day Weekend for two back to back events and get ready for the Festival in March. MOVIE NIGHT IN SUN VALLEY WITH GEORGE PRENTICE. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 5:30PM THE ARGYROS The Sun Valley Film Festival and Boise State Public Radio present a celebration of film. Morning Edition's George Prentice will host a fun, fast-paced showcase of the most talked about (and sometimes debated) films of the season. We'll feature some exclusive moments with the year's most celebrated storytellers and unveil sneak peek info on the 2023 SVFF film slate. Plus prizes, games and plenty of surprises. If you love movies, this is the must-attend party of the year. General admission tickets are $10 Get Tickets Reserved cabaret seating for Patrons. Enjoy special access and support emerging voices and become a Patron today. OUTER BANKS SEASON 3, EPISODE 1. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 5:30PM THE ARGYROS In advance of the highly anticipated third season of NETFLIX's Outer Banks, join SVFF for an SVFFirst Look at episode one. Q+A with actor Charles Esten and showrunner and creator Josh Pate Thanks to the generous support of Festival Patrons, this event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. As with our popular Coffee Talks, 2023 Festival pass holders receive priority access. Patrons reception in the Bailey Studio at 4pm with Charles Esten and Josh Pate. NEW THIS YEAR - STUDENT PASSES. Student passes, aimed at high school and college students, are now on sale for only $75. A SVFF Student pass includes admission to five Festival films, the Screenwriters Lab, the Sun Valley Jr. Film Competition screening and meet and greet event plus prioritized access to Coffee Talks and select special events, including the Outer Banks 3 screening. As with all Festival passes, student passes receive priority, tiered access to Festival screenings and events over individual ticket holders or the general public.
New! Opaque, Seamless Digital Prints Up To 140Ft X 16Ft
January 27, 2023New "Black Back" is white on the front and black on the back. This perfect for printing substrate has an opaque backing that prevents light spill behind your drop, so you no longer need to add an extra backing to your printed fabric! Combine this with our 6-color, dye sub printing process for amazingly robust, true to life color reproduction. New Black Back provides fabric prints that are up to 16 ft X 140 ft in dimension. Slight sheen to the front white side. Great for double, front lit light boxes. Whether you need opaque, sheer, transparent, stretch, front or backlit, Printhead Studio has the substrates you need for exceptional digitally printed fabric drops, billboards, wallpaper, flooring, signage and more. Request a quote online or call us at 800-223-1624. Also ask about our frames, arena reduction curtains and curtain rentals.
GUILLERMO DEL TORO TO RECEIVE ART DIRECTORS GUILD
January 26, 2023Honor to be Presented at the 27TH ADG Awards, February 18, 2023 LOS ANGELES, January 23, 2023 - The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE, Local 800) will honor multi- Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro with the prestigious William Cameron Menzies Award , celebrating his visually striking and emotionally rich body of work. The ceremony will take place at the 27th Annual Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. The announcement was made today by Guild President Nelson Coates, ADG, and Awards Producers Michael Allen Glover, ADG, and Megan Elizabeth Bell, ADG. The William Cameron Menzies Award honors an individual of extraordinary distinction and exceptional contribution to the art of motion pictures or television, a champion of production design, who therefore merits special acknowledgment for outstanding service to the entertainment industry. Past recipients include Robert Osborne, John Musker and Ron Clements, Syd Mead, and Denis Villeneuve. "Guillermo del Toro has stunningly brought humanity to non-human characters and full-fledged existence to environments which could be seen as devoid of life by integrating strong narrative imagery into his collaborations with production designers," said Coates. "The Art Directors Guild is thrilled to celebrate his captivating work, which has indelibly pushed the bounds of production design to new heights." Guadalajara-born writer, director, producer, and author Guillermo del Toro is among the most creative and visionary artists of his generation. He first gained recognition for writing and directing Cronos, which premiered at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Mercedes Benz Award, and went on to earn more than 20 international awards. Del Toro's most noted films include Pan's Labyrinth , which garnered Academy Awards for Art Direction, Cinematography, and Makeup and ranked in more than 35 critics' polls for "best film of the year," and The Shape of Water , which won the Venice International Film Festival's Golden Lion as well as Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Production Design and Best Score. The filmmaker's latest project, the much-lauded Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, continues his lifelong love of animation and stop-motion filmmaking. Additional credits include The Devil's Backbone, Hellboy, Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak, and Nightmare Alley . Del Toro is also a prolific producer of animated films and television. Among his EP credits are Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3, Puss in Boots 1 and 2 , and Rise of the Guardians ; his producing credits include The Book of Life . Del Toro has created for television, with the FX Network hit series "The Strain," based on the eponymous New York Times best-selling trilogy that he co-wrote with novelist Chuck Hogan. Additional small screen credits include "Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia," which del Toro created. The filmmaker's artistic accomplishments have inspired two museum exhibitions: the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's "Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters," which traveled to museums in Minneapolis, Toronto, and Guadalajara, and the New York Museum of Modern Art's current "Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio." The Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards honor excellence in production design in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos and animated feature films. The 2023 ADG Awards will be produced by Art Director Michael Allen Glover, ADG ( Station Eleven, The Alienist, Solos ), and Production Designer Megan Elizabeth Bell, ADG ( Out of the Blue, Breakwater, American Murderer ). ADG Awards are bestowed upon productions filmed in the U.S. by producers signatory to the IATSE agreement and upon foreign entries without restrictions. Further inquiries regarding the ADG Awards may be directed to ADG Awards & Events Director Debbie Patton at (818) 762-9995 Debbie@adg.org . The ADG awards are proud to be sponsored by Presenting Level: Sweetwater/NEP Live Events; Premier Level : Astek Wallcovering, Cush Light, Dazian; Diamond Level: Unreal Engine; Platinum Level : Goodnight Productions, Innovative Artists, Interior Design Solutions/ Belbien, Pixar, Universal Studios Operations Group, WPA Worldwide Production Agency; Gold Level : WME; Media Sponsors: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, The Wrap, Below the Line, SHOOTonline . FOR MEDIA CREDENTIALS, please CLICK HERE ABOUT THE ART DIRECTORS GUILD. Established in 1937, the Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents 3,200 members who work throughout the world in film, television and theater as Production Designers and Art Directors; Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Set Designers and Model Makers; and Illustrators and Matte Artists. The ADG's ongoing activities include a Film Society screening series, annual "Excellence in Production Design Awards" gala, bimonthly craft magazine ( PERSPECTIVE ), figure drawing and other creative workshops, extensive technology and craft training programs. For the Guild's online directory and website resources, go to www.adg.org . Connect with the ADG on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram .
ANGELA BASSETT TO RECEIVE THE DISTINGUISHED ARTISAN AWARD
January 26, 2023Celebrating the 10th Anniversary, MUAHS Awards Slated for Feb. 11, 2023 LOS ANGELES, CA (January 16, 2023) - The Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS) announced today that actress, director, and executive producer Angela Bassett will be honored with the 2023 Distinguished Artisan Award. She will accept the honor at the Annual MUAHS Awards, celebrating the 10th Anniversary and presented by Dyson and HASK® Beauty, on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at The Beverly Hilton. The announcement was made today by Julie Socash, President of IATSE Local 706. Bassett is most recently acclaimed for her creative work on Black Panther : Wakanda Forever , for which she has received a Golden Globe Award and a SAG Award nomination, in addition to the hit primetime television drama "9-1-1." "Local 706 wishes to show its appreciation to Angela Bassett, who has portrayed amazingly iconic women we can all relate to. She boldly collaborates with her 706 make-up and hair teams to extend their imaginations and develop magical but always relatable characters you will remember forever - from the beloved Queen Ramonda to feisty Tina Turner to Bernadine in Waiting to Exhale . We couldn't think of a better person to help us celebrate our 10th anniversary," said Socash. The Distinguished Artisan Award will celebrate the prolific spectrum of Bassett's versatile career on screen and television. The award honors talent that has created memorable characters throughout their career, richly enhanced by the consistent collaboration of make-up and hair styling artistry. Previous legendary recipients include Jon Favreau, Eddie Murphy, Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Ryan Murphy, Dick Smith, Guillermo del Toro, Sir Patrick Stewart, Melissa McCarthy, and Gary Oldman. ANGELA BASSETT is an actress, director, and executive producer known for captivating, emotionally tinged performances full of dignity in treasured films such as Waiting To Exhale , How Stella Got Her Groove Back , and the Tina Turner biopic What's Love Got To Do With It , for which she received an Academy Award nomination. She played the beloved Queen Ramonda in Marvel Studios' Black Panther and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever , for which she recently won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. She recently wrapped production on the Netflix Originals feature film, Damsel, opposite Millie Bobby Brown. Her other notable film roles were in Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Malcolm X, Notorious, Green Lantern, Waiting to Exhale, Contact, Music of the Heart, Bumble Bee, Olympus Has Fallen , and London Has Fallen , among many others. Angela is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards, in addition to nominations for an Academy Award and seven Primetime Emmy Awards, and is the recipient of two SAG Awards, 11 NAACP Image Awards, a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a Black Girls Rock! Icon Award. She was also nominated for a Directors Guild of America Award for her directorial debut of the Whitney Houston biopic Whitney and directed episodes in the popular horror anthology series "American Horror Story." Other recent projects include Disney/Pixar's Academy Award-winning animated feature Soul , for which she lent her melodious voice for the character, Dorothea Williams; feature films Otherhood and Gunpowder Milkshake from Netflix; and The Flood from National Geographic, for which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Narrator. Bassett was also nominated for two Emmys for performances in "The Imagineering Story: The Happiest Place on Earth" and for "A Black Lady Sketch Show." Additional stellar credits include "The Rosa Parks Story," "American Horror Story" and "Master of None." Bassett began producing and starring as an LAPD patrol sergeant in the drama series "9-1-1." Apple Original Films announced the documentary feature, Number One on the Call Sheet: Black Leading Women in Hollywood , to be directed by Shola Lynch with Bassett and Halle Berry on board as executive producers and will debut globally on AppleTV+. She was recently honored by Glamour's Women of the Year Awards and received a Critics Choice Documentary Award for Best Narration of Good Night Oppy and the Critics Choice Celebration of Black Cinema & Television Career Achievement Award. Angela and her husband, Courtney B. Vance, are the principals of their production company, Bassett Vance Productions, which has a partnership with Paramount's MTV Entertainment Group's development program for BIPOC and women filmmakers. Their first project "One Thousand Years of Slavery" aired in February 2022 on the Smithsonian Channel. The 10th Anniversary MUAHS Awards will be hosted by Melissa Peterman. As previously announced, Oscar and Emmy-winning make-up artist Steve La Porte ( Beetlejuice, Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock , and Terminator 2 & 3 ), and Emmy-winning hair stylist Josée Normand ( Star Trek: Voyager, Die Hard and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl ), will receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards. Emmy -winning make-up artist Fred C. Blau Jr. ( The Illustrated Man, Tattoo, Apocalypse Now , and Planet of the Apes ) joins Emmy-winning hair stylist Judy Crown ( Seinfeld, Houdini, Geppetto, Murphy Brown , and Moonlighting ) as recipients of the esteemed Vanguard Awards. The 10th Annual MUAHS Awards are proudly sponsored by Presenting Level: Dyson, HASK® Beauty; Premier Level : Nigel Beauty; Platinum Level : BigMack Trailers, IATSE Local 798, LeMieux Skin Care, Olaplex; Gold Level : QMS Medicosmetics; Silver Level : Cinema Secrets, Date My Make-up, Floral Street, IATSE, Moonplay Cosmetics, Premiere Products, Inc, RCMA Makeup, Skin Illustrator, Skindinavia; Gift Bag Sponsors: Ardell, Beauty Blender, Benefit Cosmetics, Brush Off, Charlotte Tilbury, Cinema Secrets, Date My Make-up, Elemis, HASK® Beauty, Haus Labs, ICONIC London, Kiss New York Professional, Lisa Eldridge, LeMieux Skin Care, Lumify®, Moonplay Cosmetics, Olaplex, OMNIA® Brushes, RCMA Makeup, Red by Kiss, Saint Jane, SeSpring Skin Care, Skindinavia, The Rebbe Mat, Wrinkles Schminkles; Media Sponsors: The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, SHOOTonline, Discover Hollywood, The Powder Group. Returning as producers of this year's MUAHS Awards (#MUAHSawards) are IngleDodd Media and Erick Weiss of Honeysweet Creative . Further inquiries regarding the MUAHS Awards should be directed to Sue Cabral-Ebert at email@example.com . Check out the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards: Twitter Instagram . TikTok ABOUT LOCAL 706. The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE, Local 706) was chartered in November 1937. Today, their diverse membership includes over 2,300 artisans in the entertainment industry worldwide. Local 706 members are make-up artists and hair stylists who have created the looks for Hollywood's most memorable characters and stars of stage, screen, television and now the internet. The wide-ranging domains of these artists include feature films and television, commercials, "live" network television, all types of theatrical productions and Disneyland theme parks. Local 706 Members have created notable characters competing for Academy Awards®, Primetime Emmys®, Daytime Emmys®, Saturn Awards®, BAFTA Awards®, and many other honors for make-up and hair styling artistry including their own Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards. The Local 706 Guild publishes The Artisan, a glossy quarterly magazine, and provides panels, workshops and training both for members and others interested in the field to foster a spirit of innovation in the craft. For more info, visit http://local706.org/ or get #MUAHSawards updates on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .