As well as drone shots being seemingly obligatory in every recently commissioned documentary nowadays, their ascendency has been underlined by the confirmation of a special Aerial Robotics and Drone Pavilion at this year’s NAB.
One of the more significant, non product stories to emerge from CES concerns the establishment of the UHD Alliance by most of the companies you would hope would be at the forefront of an attempt to establish some standards in the industry.
Lofted up into orbit from French Guyana via the ESA’s reliable Arianespace rocket, the new seven-tonne DirecTV-14 is safe and well in orbit and expected to begin operations in the early second quarter of 2015.
With an epidemic of Black Friday sales and the start of the Christmas retail season starting to kick in, the CE industry has already had a significant boost with reports of a 500% increase in 4K set sales amidst a general uptick in units.
Movidiam is an ambitious software project combining social networking, film project planning and even secure payments for freelancers and crew. We spoke to Co-Founder George Olver for the background to this software service that has the potential to change the face of the film production industry.