Oz Magazine - September / October 2017

September 21, 2017

Setting the scene from stem to stern with these growing Georgia prop houses.

How does one truly “sell” a film to an audience? There are many ways that film industry professionals can create compelling and dynamic works that tell a story, one of the most fundamental being the use of props. Short for “theatrical property,” props have been used in film, television, and theatrical productions for hundreds...

September 21, 2017

The Past, Present & Future of the Hollywood of the South

Hollywood of the South” is a term used for all of metro Atlanta these days, but one Georgia city has the phrase trademarked: Covington began using the nickname decades ago and made it official in 2011. Recently, the city has also been “Mystic Falls, Virginia,” New Orleans, the Smoky Mountains and Selma, Alabama, to name a few of the real and fict...

September 21, 2017

You feel like you’re there. That’s the power of immersion.

Immersive technologies hijack your senses to persuade them that you are now within the virtual environment.

When it works, you are promoted from mere observer to full inhabitant of this new world.

We visit worlds beyond our reach: remote locations, ancient times, worlds of fiction and every sort of fantasy. We visit with superpowers like X-ray vi...

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September 21, 2017

July 20 - Over 500 industry professionals turned out for Georgia Production Partnership’s SIP–Summer Industry Party.

Hosted by Southern Exchange at 200 Peachtree, the event was both an industry-wide mixer as well as a fundraiser for GPP. Co-Presidents Clark Cofer and Trish Taylor took the opportunity to welcome everyone to the second annual event and underscored that proceeds from the evening go towar...

September 21, 2017

August 20-27 - Over the course of eight days, film lovers, actors, and filmmakers gathered to share a creative platform of education, entertainment, empowerment related to film, television, and the production of both at the 8th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival.

68 films were screened to over 6000 attendees at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Rich Auditorium. Additionally, the festival featured master classes...

September 21, 2017

June 22-25 - TERMINUS Conference & Festival welcomed the next generation in film, interactive and gaming at the W Atlanta Midtown, SCADshow, and The Loft at Centerstage.

TERMINUS featured over 350 short films screened, 60+ hours of educational panels and workshops, a massive gaming expo and several special events including, parties, awards shows, and a Mario Kart inspired Field Day. Special guest pres...

September 21, 2017

August 25 - Barbizon Lighting Company kicked off its inaugural Summer Grilling Series, a monthly event featuring good food and information/demonstrations from companies in the business.

Barbizon Lighting Company kicked off its inaugural Summer Grilling Series, a monthly event featuring good food and information/demonstrations from companies in the business. The debut event featured representatives fro...

September 21, 2017

August 9-10 - SCADFilm launched the inaugural SCAD AnimationFest at SCADShow in August.

AnimationFest featured special screenings and panel discussions such as “Exciting Careers in Animation,” “Producing Duck Duck Goose,” “Animation: The New Model,” “Writing for Animation: Creating Worlds,” and “Y’allywood Animation.” “A quarter century ago animation was synonymous with children’s movies and Saturday m...

September 21, 2017

July 28 - Fujifilm/FUJINON and Innocinema hosted an informal optics discussion over a casual lunch with representatives.

Guests shared input and insight on which lenses Fujinon should be building for the future: Spherical or Anamorphic, Primes or Zooms, Character or Clean, focal lengths, T Stops and more. Attendees also got a look at the FUJINON lenses, such as the Premier 18-85 T2.0, Cabrio 25-300 & 2...

September 21, 2017

August 25 - Atlanta nonprofit re:imagine/ATL held its inaugural gala at Third Rail Studios Sound Stage 1, with executives and decision makers from the entertainment and media industries pledging their support in stewarding the next generation of storytellers.

In addition to raising over $40,000 for the cause, most of the 250 attendees, including representatives from Turner and the Arthur M. Blank Fami...

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