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MPC INTRODUCES THE DRI-I AT NAB '14

THE MPC DRI-I THE MPC DRI-I

Las Vegas: The Motion Picture Company, Inc. introduced the first of it's kind "DRI-I" at the National Association of Broadcaster conference.

 

The "DRI-I" is designed to repel rain, snow and dirt away from a camera lens. The pneumatic system uses a silent, but high powered blower to 'push' elements away from the lens through the camera shield.

 

The battery powered Camera Lens Weather Shield will make a huge difference in enhancing the viewer experience while watching news, sports and other productions being shot during poor weather conditions. The MPC DRI-I is perfect for ENG News Crews, general production and when they become available a 10 inch version will be available for long lens sport cameras. 

 

The "DRI-I" will be available for sales after final testing during the summer of 2014. For more information on the DRI-I email us at  DRI-I@tmpc.us.

NAB'14...WELCOME TO 4K

MPC's John Cummings at NAB'14 MPC's John Cummings at NAB'14

Las Vegas: NAB'14 was packed with every type of gear imaginable from transmission. camera, storage, workflow and anything related to the motion picture, television or broadcast industry. According to NAB, 98,015 registered, 25,989 were international representing 159 countries. If you walked the convention center floor, you knew there was a lot more people or about 5.000 additional attending than last year! 

 

Television, as we've known it, is beginning to fade away as the "cloud", broadband and other delivery platforms dominate the landscape. As new formats emerg with great speed and power, audiences will have a huge choice for their entertainment enjoyment within the home. 

 

For us in production, the talk was all about 4K. As we know, the image of 4K is to enhance the audience viewing experience and it does just that. The look of 4K captures the tones and detail of the overall presentation improved from 2K (which is currently being used). 4K is the standard format for cameras, but the broadcast industy is slow to adapt the new format. With home entertainment center televisions now able to project in 4K the format will be here for sometime. There are companies promoting 6K and 8K, which gives you the illusion you're looking out a window, but these formats are in our distant future. 

 

It seemed that everyone had a computer software modules that could improve workflow, delivery or special effects. The various applications with new and much improved software is becoming a staple of the industry. 

 

Robert Kulesh, Cummings, Ed Phillips & Evan Green Paskal Lighting MSE's Robert Kulesh, Ed Phillips & Evan Green from Paskal Lighting

Some companies introduced new gear, AJA presented a new 4K cine camera, Blackmagic introduced a larger body camera and new cooler designed ligthing showed us some bright spots in the show. Technocrane introduced more software controlled support to maximize your crane shots and JL Fisher had the full line of well built dollies, track and booms. Mathews Studio Equipment had the full of camera slider along with new C-Stands and other great gear to make the process go faster.

 

MPC introduced our exciting new DRI-I. The DRI-I is a farly simple device that you attach to the front end of a camera lens when rain, snow or blowing dust messes up your shot. It blows a steady stream of air from a chamber built around a lens shield and keeps the lens clear and clean. MPC won't have them available untiil summer 2014 after we perfect some minor issues, but the neat little device which will retail for $699.00 was met with great approval. 

JC Cummings and David Fruitman JC Cummings and David Fruitman

Then, there was seeing old friends. NAB is a once a year conference where we all get together and share our stories, catch up on what happened over the course of a year. As for me, I like seeing my old pals, it reminds me of all the shoots, productions and what a "Production Family" is all about. 

 

We saw friends from MGM, CBS, NBC, ABC, Globecast, The Switch, Verizon, Pesa, Tribune, Westar and so many more. I want to thank, B&H, Verizon, MGM, Globecast, CBS and Warner Brothers GDMX Globle Distribution division for inviting MPC to attend their private gatherings.

 

So, once again all the geeks, producers, directors. camera operators, grips, station operation tech's, students and inventor's got through another NAB with smiles, sore feet, 4 days of crowds, equipment, new stuff and many memories, including fun!  

 

GOODS NEWS BLUES ON TARGET

BURBANK:MPCi has completed major script revisions with the exciting story on the evolution of Gospel Music. This historic feature film will follow the path of Dr. Thomas A. Dorsey and others that brought this style of music to the forefront in 1930. Dr. Dorsey, made such an impact on the music industry and more importantly, Gospel, he was call the "Father of Gospel Music".

 

Several years ago, the MPCi production team began researching the evolution of Gospel. Amasingly, the birth of Gospel, know in the early days as "Good News Music", was influenced by Jazz and Blues, the true foundation for the "faith" church music. Dorsey, boldly adapted the 12 bar blues musical format from the Juke Joints and Speakeasies introducing the application or beat to the faithful. The church at that time, would either promote Southern sounds, "Spirituals" or very sophiticated Classical religious music. Once, "Good News Music" was introduced, the "Fathful" gravitated to the sound, which later inspired "Soul" music and has even been attributed to the sound of RAP. 

 

Women, also influenced the evolution in a very strong way. It was women who took this new sound to the churches and changed attitudes toward the beat from "Devils" music to solid faith music. The MPCi story, "GOOD NEWS BLUES" is sure to appeal to the many audiences who embrace the beat, lyric's and sound that will drive this movie to record heights.    

NEXT NEW PROJECT: THE LITTLE ESTER STORY

Little Ester Jones Little Ester Jones

MPCi is in negotication to produce the story on the trial of Ameraica's sweetheart, singer and entertainer, LITTLE ESTER.

 

Ester Jones, an American Vaudeville child entertainer was very popular around the world between 1922 and 1936. Little Ester entertained on the TOBA theater circuit and was enbraced in France, Germany and other European countries. A performance was requested by the King of Spain, Alphonso, the Spanish press billed Ester as "the sensation of Paris, London and New York as the Grand Artist of dance". 

 

When Max Fleischer and Paramount Studios developed the cartoon character "Betty Boop", they based the character on the signature "Boop-Oop-A-Doop" coined by Little Ester. In 1934, film and recording artist, Helen Kane challenged Fleischer and Paramount for 'stealing' the phase from her. The trial unfolded with crowds outside the court house. 

 

MPCi will develop the script along with historian, Jeffery Daniels in the UK. For more information, please contact MPCi.  

MPCI DEVELOPING FEATURE FILM "THE COLONEL"

Col. Charles Young Col. Charles Young

As part of MPCI's continued development of motion pictures on historic individuals who made a positive difference, Author/Writer Joann Sanneh is completing re-writes to the scripting of "THE COLONEL".

The movie development is part of the overall historical research and educational campaign on Col. Charles Young, who lead the famous Buffalo Soldiers. Young made a huge impact on race relations during the turn of the century as the first African-America commissioned US Army Colonel.
       
       
Ms. Sanneh, has dedicated three decades to the research and has developed a web site profiling data for use in schools and universities. "Enhancing the story with a potential mini-series will bring the project to a level of total understanding for those who study race relations in America", Ms. Sanneh commented.

MPCI has engaged in the initial task of presenting this project to the financial community as well as broadcast network interest. Once, funding is secured MPCI will begin the pre-production process. No production schedule is confirm at this time. MPCI has begun the film adaptation and development. For more information on Col. Young please visit the web site by clicking on the photo or http://www.colonelcharlesyoung.org/.

 MPCI DEVELOPING SCI-FI THRILLER
       
BURBANK: MPCI is currently in development with the Science Fiction thriller "CLAWS OF DARKNESS". The screenplay is an adaptation from the novel written by Authors, Jhon and Anita Lain.

From alien abduction to planetary mysteries, the Lain's captured a true feel for what could be in earth's dark future.

"Jhon told me about this story many years ago before penning the novel", said JC Cummings
       
MPCI CEO, "once, I heard the entire story plot, I was excited and mentioned to Jhon when he was ready for the big screen, reach out to me and we'd like 'first right of refusal' for the screenplay and production, that time came after sales of the novel were successful through Barnes and Noble."

Jhon and Anita Lain have been a writing team for many years with the inspiration from many novelist, but the one who offered suggestions was the Grand Master of Sci-fi Andre Norton. While Jhon was based at the MPCI offices at the Disney Studios back lot in Orlando, he had the opportunity to sit and discuss 'future Worlds' with Author Andre Norton. Norton gave him a few tips that helped Jhon develop and broadened his character base for "CLAWS OF DARKNESS"

MPCI has added "CLAWS OF DARKNESS" to the production slate for later this year or early 2014. MPCI's JC Cummings will produce and direct the feature using Sony's latest CineAlta F-55 camera's to capture the action.

Once financial details are completed, the next phase will be to lock in talent for the main character roles. Location scouting has already begun in Florida and North Carolina to shoot the on-location scenes. Sound stage activity has not yet been locked in pending where the location work will be completed.

For additional information on "CLAWS OF DARKNESS" please contact MPCI in the Burbank film development offices at 818.480.4001 or to purchase a copy of the novel from the Internet, Click on the book cover or go to: www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Claws-of-Darkness-by-Jhon-and-Anita-Lain?keyword=Claws+of+Darkness+by+Jhon+and+Anita+Lain&store=ebook
       

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