Cinema 5D: ShotDeck – Collaborative Searchable Online Library of Movie Images by Lawrence Sher, ASC

Cinema 5D: ShotDeck – Collaborative Searchable Online Library of Movie Images by Lawrence Sher, ASC. “ShotDeck is a new collaborative online library of movie images created by cinematographer Lawrence Sher, ASC. The library is fully searchable as each image is tagged with over 50 keywords. There are categories based on the genre of the movie, lighting, frame size, type of scene, etc. Created decks of images can be shared with other members. ShotDeck is now accepting free registrations for beta testing.”

The Guardian: Viral social media moments that deserve the Hollywood treatment

The Guardian: Viral social media moments that deserve the Hollywood treatment. “The breakout hit at this year’s Sundance festival was Zola (pictured, above), a comic thriller about a stripper who travels to Florida for a weekend of sex and violence. Zola earned rave reviews from attendees, but the most interesting thing about it is that it was based on a Twitter thread.”

SHOOT Publicity Wire (PRESS RELEASE): American Society of Cinematographers Appoints Terry McCarthy as CEO

SHOOT Publicity Wire (PRESS RELEASE): American Society of Cinematographers Appoints Terry McCarthy as CEO. “McCarthy [said] that there will be special events throughout the year to celebrate the 100th anniversary of American Cinematographer. ‘This magazine continues to have iconic status, and by the end of this year we will have every one of its 1,200 issues available in a searchable online database – a real treasure trove of 100 years of cinematography!'”

Ubergizmo: Warner Bros. To Use AI To Determine The Best Time To Release Movies

Ubergizmo: Warner Bros. To Use AI To Determine The Best Time To Release Movies. “There is a reason why movies aren’t released the moment they are ready. This is because there are a variety of factors to consider, such as whether or not there are movies that are similar in nature that could potentially distract from the release, how many people are free to watch the movie (such as during the holiday season), and so on. So far studios have had no issues deciding on a release date, but in the future, picking a release date could be a lot easier and more efficient, at least in the case of Warner Bros.”

Bustle: Meet The Women Who Pioneered The Film Industry

Bustle: Meet The Women Who Pioneered The Film Industry. “Created by film scholar Jane Gaines in 1993, Columbia University’s Women Film Pioneers Project (WFPP) is now an online database dedicated to documenting the contributions women made to the silent film era beyond acting. Today, the database has over 280 profiles of women who worked across six continents in roles ranging from accountants and agents to screenwriters, editors, producers, art directors, camera operators, casting directors, composers, cinematographers, costume designers, and even animal trainers and stunt performers. There are 117 profiles of female directors alone.”

Egypt’s golden age of cinema: hundreds of rare photos come to Abu Dhabi (The National)

The National: Egypt’s golden age of cinema: hundreds of rare photos come to Abu Dhabi . “More than 600 never-before-seen photographs from Egyptian cinema have been released online by Akkasah, the Centre for Photography at NYU Abu Dhabi. The collection of photographs and negatives belonging to Samir Farid, a prominent Egyptian writer, scholar, and leading film critic, was donated to the centre. It features a wide range of negatives taken on sets of various Egyptian films, from publicity shots, to candid pictures of cast and crew, and images captured while filming behind the scenes.”

Subury Mercury: How new tech will help bring more film and TV productions to Suffolk

Sudbury Mercury: How new tech will help bring more film and TV productions to Suffolk. “Screen Suffolk’s parent company Film Fixer has created locationfinder.ai – a new online database where productions can search for locations by picture rather than just keyword. Location scouts can upload an image of the kind of building or location they are after, with the database coming up with matches of similar buildings or areas.”