Biggest trends at NAB: 4K (everywhere) and gimbals

NAB 2014 in Las Vegas once again managed to surprise the 98,000 professionals from 159 countries who attended with its spectacular number of exhibits and enormous variety of new and updated products. 

The Colonie’s April 24 party to show off new space

THE COLONIE won’t be exhibiting the work of new artists on its walls, as it usually does for its parties.  The big attraction at its Thursday, April 24 event will be showing off 1,500-sq. ft. of  expanded space, down the hall f

The Mill promotes 3; Yeater now managing director

AFTER A YEAR IN CHICAGO, The Mill is celebrating what its CEO, Robin Shenfield, cal

Brody’s third indie comedy feature opens nationally

Reid Brody’s 2DS Productions — Chicago’s fastest-growing indie film company — is sending invitations to the community for the premiere of its third film, the offbeat comedy “Bad Johnson,” that will open in Chicago at the AMC

Writer Leeper’s first feature filming in Evanston

When a very young Moira McMahon Leeper took classes at Evanston’s Piven Workshop, her teacher advised her not to plan things out, “but even then,” she said, “in my mind I was writing the scene.”

Why 4K cameras, TV sets are on fast track to market

Affordable 4K production, new codecs, 4K monitors and 4K venues are rapidly coming forward, thus opening a debate over the merits of 4K production in what is still considered to be an HD world.  

Sarofsky produces titles for America’s #1 movie

Last Friday, studio owner/executive creative director Erin Sarofsky of eponymous Sarofsky held a party to celebrate the theatrical release of Disney/Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” for

Method president kills rumors of closing shop here

RUMORS FLYING all over about the alleged closing here of visual effects Method Studios, &nb

Renee Crown Media Center new name of WTTW building

After more than 50 years of simply being called “the broadcast facility,” WTTW’s three-storey building at 5400 N. St. Louis on the Northeastern University campus, will have a meaningful new name. 

See Music scores Coors’ Light pint bottle intro spot

Commonground tapped Chuck Bein’s See Music to produce the soundtrack for the agency’s glacially cold introduction of Coors Light Special Edition aluminum pint bottle, in a 15-second spot titled, “

Despite limitations, Schimmel produces dream job

After logging 18 years on some of the most recognizable commercials to come out of LA, director Mark Schimmel got an offer for the type o  Copyright © 2014.  All rights reserved.