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October 21, 2017

Travel: A Go-List for Techie Road Warriors – Pt. 1

(Los Angeles, CA, October 20, 2017 – by Cirina Catania, USTimes Senior Editor) I travel. Yep. All the time (almost). And since I’m a filmmaker and often end up in remote areas of the world, my go-lists have to be comprehensive. In the list that follows, which does not include filming equipment, I’ve included supply

The Art Of

Art of Music: 311 Announces Tour Dates, Releases Single, “Too Much to Think”

(March 13, 2017, Courtesy 311) It’s official.  311 launches their eight-week North American tour on June 22nd in Cleveland, Ohio. Special guests for some shows include “New Politics” or “The Skints / Passafire.” 311 will also make headline appearances at several festivals and radio events. The full tour itinerary (June 22-Aug 20) is listed below and at http://www.311.com/shows. PHOTO L-R: Drummer CHAD SEXTON, singer/guitarist NICK HEXUM,

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Gear & Gadget Reviews

Blackmagic Design

IBC 2017: Blackmagic Design, Ultimatte 12 Compositing Available Now

(IBC 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands – September 15, 2017, Special to US Times) AR is exciting for producers, but it carries a lot of challenges with it.  Blackmagic Design has one new solution that could have us breathing a bit easier, with one-touch keying and realistic composites with vibrant color. With yesterday’s announcement, Blackmagic Design brings Ultimatte 12, a

US Times Covers the News at IBC 2017

(Amsterdam, The Netherlands) The 2017 IBC Conference, held in Amsterdam from 14 to 19 September, is just around the corner, and US Times will be there to bring you news and information. OVER 55,000 executives, innovators, futurists, tech specialists and info seekers wanting to update their knowledge and skills will converge on the 1,700 plus

NAB 2017: OWC’s Larry O’Connor Talks Active and Long-Term Storage and the DEC (Chassis) for the MacBook Pro

Larry O’Connor is Founder and CEO of Other World Computing, Inc.  OWC is a leading provider of Solid State Drives, Data Storage Solutions, Memory, and accessories for Mac and PC computers. We interviewed him about digital storage and archiving, his recommendations for solutions for active and long-term storage and OWC’s recently-introduced chassis for the MacBook

NAB 2017: Happy 30th, Canon Digital!

It’s been thirty years since Canon first released the DSLR and fourteen years since Canon first took the ranks as the #1 interchangeable-lens digital camera. The imaging business has changed greatly since then, but Canon today announced that they have maintained their position on the perch with top global revenues for 14 straight years. Congrats!

NAB 2017: Lewis Smithingham on VR – Past, Present and Future

(Andy Marken, Special to USTimes)  He’s just returned from the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) and a shoot in Eastern Europe. Lewis Smithingham, president of 30ninjas, had been invited to DIFF to discuss the potential for immersive storytelling in the region. Now, he is preparing to attend NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) in Vegas, where he

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News

IBC 2017: Panasonic Featuring Live and Studio AV

(Special to US Times, Sept 16, 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands) Panasonic today announced a number of collaborations at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam that help move it beyond hardware into multi-technology, connected solutions. Building on the success of its remote camera and Studio Camera products, the company has collaborated with industry partners to create robotic systems, new

Cirina Catania

Under American Skies

Good morning, America. This is from Mom’s house – where bright yellow school busses pass on quiet streets, cicadas are sleeping, hiding from the morning birds and the smell of fresh-cut grass mixes well with the taste of coffee in a “World’s Best Mom” cup. Neighbors wave as they drive off to work, jog by

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