Hawaii: A Film, Television and Digital Paradise

By Georja Skinner, Chief Officer, Creative Industries Division, State of Hawaii Next year, Hawaii will celebrate 100 years of theatrical film production in the islands, honoring the legacy that has provided the foundation for Hawaii’s film, television and digital media industry today.

From Thomas Edison’s first motion pictures filmed in Honolulu and Lahaina in 1898, …Read more…

Kauai Reaps Production Benefits

By Sue Kanoho, Director, Kauai Visitors Bureau Film industry work benefits a destination in numerous ways.

These benefits are felt at the point of scouting/pre-production, including renting hotel rooms and production equipment, hiring extras, and more. A movie’s theater release and subsequent DVD release are additional opportunities that enhance not only the marketing of the …Read more…

The Missouri Prepares for Battle

By Michael A. Carr, President and Chief Operating Officer, Battleship Missouri Memorial On May 18, the Battleship Missouri (BB-63) will once again answer the call of duty in Universal Pictures’ Battleship, an epic-scaled action-adventure movie that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior …Read more…

Digital and Independent Media Revolution in Hawaii

By Todd J. Robertson Guest Columnist Over the last several years, much of the expansion in entertainment media has been fueled by interactive and digital media.

In 2004, gaming was a $10.3-billion industry domestically. By 2011, the industry had grown to $65 billion worldwide and is poised to continue this pattern in the years ahead.

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Honolulu DP Shoots with State-of-the-Art Sony F65

Sony was looking to develop new cameras for the production industry, so DPs gave the renowned manufacturer a wish list. The list consisted of:

• Higher resolution than any previous digital motion picture camera. • Even greater exposure latitude, dynamic range and wider color gamut than Sony’s previous best. • File-based SR Codec recording for …Read more…