Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cinemills in Action and Lights Up Valkyrie (Movie 2008) Staring Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy and Carice van Houten

Cinemills ligting up the scenes from the movie, Valkyrie. In the movie set, (pictures below) you will see Cinemills 20/24k Tungsten fixtures. There were over 20 units used while in production.
[Image from] IMDB, Valkyrie, 2008.
 In Nazi Germany during World War II, as the tide turned in favor of The Allies, a cadre of senior German officers and politicians desperately plot to topple the Nazi regime before the nation is crushed in a near-inevitable defeat. To this end, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, an Army officer convinced he must save Germany from Hitler, is recruited to mastermind a real plan. To do so, he arranges for the internal emergency measure, Operation: Valkyrie, to be changed to enable his fellows to seize control of Berlin after the assassination of the Fuhrer. However, even as the plan is put into action, a combination of bad luck and human failings conspire on their own to create a tragedy that would prolong the greater one gripping Europe. Written by Kenneth Chisholm ( IMDB, Valkyrie, 2008.

Photo by: Anthony George Nakonechnyi

Photo by: Anthony George Nakonechny
Photo by: Anthony George Nakonechnyi

Photo by: Anthony George Nakonechnyi

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cesaria Evora Live On Stage, Cinemills Lighting Up The Event

Cesaria Evora
The renowned local artist Cesaria Evora live on stage. Cinemills lighting up the event.

Cesaria Evora began her career as a singer in Mindelo on the island of São Vicente more than forty-five years ago. Aged just twenty, she was already singing of romantic disappointments and the remoteness of the Cape Verde islands, expressing a remarkable melancholy that is illustrated by recordings made at the time, reissued at the end of 2008 on “Radio Mindelo”. Entrenched in a saudade of universal appeal or settling quietly over her windswept islands, this Atlantic melancholy remains Cesaria Evora’s trademark.

Whether she sings coladeras (catchy songs perfect for the dance floor) or mornas (Cape-Verdean blues), her voice holds an inescapable fascination for the listener. Three years after “Rogamar”, the Cape-Verdean singer is back with “Nha Sentimento”, an album that combines gravity and lightness of tone.

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Cinemills Lighting Up Cape Verde Islands, West Africa

Cinemills was chosen over other manufacturers to provide lighting services in this part of the world.

Founded in 2006, “FAISCA” is a company dedicated to the provision of services in the field events for lighting, audiovisual, sound and stage.

The company's work philosophy is to always provide the best possible service, serving the needs of each client.

The Cape Verde islands have an interesting combination of West African and Portuguese influences, and the European-style architecture of the buildings blends beautifully with the traditional African scenery. The islands were colonized by the Portuguese seafarers in the fifteenth century and used as trading outposts for shipping and whaling. Cape Verde gained independence from Portugal in 1975, and today this secluded island country is focused on attracting tourists to its beautiful destinations, beaches, and notable attractions, such as the fifteenth-century Fort Real de Sao Filipe in Santiago Island. It was built to defend the Portuguese colony against French and English buccaneers, and the solitary fort still stands 390 feet above sea level and draws tourists from all over the world.

Diving is one of the most popular activities among travelers, who enjoy seeing the marine life and going treasure hunting through the many shipwrecks. The waters off Cape Verde are home to more than 70 wrecks dating from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries. The Boa Vista and Santiago islands are well-known for some of the best shipwrecks in the country. These islands provide some of the finest diving opportunities and windsurfing conditions in the world, and travelers on adventurous Cape Verde holidays will find Boa Vista an ideal place to enjoy such activities.

The beaches in Boa Vista, including the beautiful eleven-mile wide Santa Monica Beach, are perfect places to enjoy diving, sailing, and other types of water sports. Known for its mournful native music called "morna," Boa Vista is an ideal place for enjoying Cape Verde holidays that combine activities with cultural experiences. The island boasts an ideal habitat for a large variety of wildlife and is home to the endangered loggerhead turtle, which makes it one of the most important places in the world for turtle conservation. Boa Vista is the third-largest island in Cape Verde, with more than 30 miles of white sandy beaches—a perfect destination for tourists in need of a relaxing and secluded beach holiday.

Santiago Island is also a great spot for diving, surfing, and fishing. The Tarrafal beach is regarded as the best place to dive and surf, but other well-known surfing spots in Santiago include the southeast coast and Ponte de Lobo. This volcanic island is also known for great hiking opportunities. With an elevation of more than 4,560 feet, Pico do Antonio is an excellent hiking spot for adventure-seekers.

Another great island for hiking is Fogo, which is located between Santiago and Brava islands. This destination is well-known for its active volcanic mountain called Pico de Fogo, which last erupted in 1995 and forced the island inhabitants to evacuate their homes. The 9,314-foot peak provides excellent trails, but hikers are advised to seek the help of an organized local tour due to the perils of its active volcano.

Travelers looking for unexplored Cape Verde islands can head straight to Santo Antao. Much of the terrain of this island is unexplored, but the northeast corner provides nice hiking opportunities. In addition, the Ponto do Sol area of Santo Antao is great for hiking, scuba diving, and rock climbing. Sal Island is also regarded as a surfer's dream destination, but whichever island you choose to visit, you're certain to have a wonderful trip to Cape Verde.

“ FAISCA took advantage of the unique “Customized” program that only CINEMILLS, as a lighting manufacturer, is able to offer (see attached). By customized their lights with their brand, logo and color…management of FAISCA was delighted to have CINEMILLS Hollywood engineered lighting available in the CAPE VERDE ISLANDS to light up live shows while…” Agostinho Carvalho

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cinemills Lights Up Portuguese Series and Novelas

Hollywood engineered lighting company, Cinemills was chosen by, SP Televisao (in Portugal), to be their provider in luminaries. Cinemills was selected over several major European manufacturers.

Cinemills/CMC Products are the culmination of 30 years of dedicated service to the motion picture and television industries here in Hollywood and around the world. (See other newest country, China)

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Testimonial: Rigoberto Jimenez

Rigoberto Jimenez

“”When we needed to upgrade our Lighting Systems in our Sanctuary, we called upon the Cinemills staff for a one-stop solution to our challenge. They came, they saw it and they did it very costly effectively and swiftly. It has been over a year and we are very pleased with the installation and the Cinemills lighting quality, no problems!”
Rigoberto Jimenez
Elder, Iglesia Fuente de Vida, Inc.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Testimonial: Matthew Crouch #1 Theatrically Released Independent Film of 1999, “The Omega Code”

“I have produced several motion pictures including the #1 theatrically released independent film of 1999, “The Omega Code” and recently the top 10 epic picture with Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif, “One Night With The King.” I would not think about anything else but request Cinemills lighting fixtures because of its dependability and affordability.”
-Matthew Crouch                      

Mr. Crouch also produced other Theatrically Released Films such as, "Megiddo" , the sequel to the "Omega Code" and the film "The Champion". Mr. Crouch served as Vice President of Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN, the largest group owner of television stations in the world), where for 15 years he oversaw all aspects of production for both the film and television divisions. Matthew along with his wife Laurie are frequent hosts on various programs that air weekly throughout the world on TBN. They currently live in Hollywood where they continue to raise their 2 boys Caylan and Cody.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cinemills Lights Up Music Video By Big Sean - My Last ft. Chris Brown

Cinemills not only caters to the motion picture and television industries, but often times, you can find Cinemils lights in music video shoots. Here, we came across this Youtube video, while Big Sean narrates you can see in the background the work horse lighting fixture, the Silver Bullet 12/18K HMI (towards the middle)

Behind the scenes with Big Sean.

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Testimonial: Tom Newman, Producer and owner of Impact Productions

“In my business, lighting is one of the most important element to the success of my productions. Cinemills has provided me with the best pricing, quality and service and I won’t buy anything from anyone else without giving Cinemills the opportunity to review what I need first.”

-Tom Newman, Producer and owner of Impact Productions   

Tom Newman started out as an actor, playing Jesus both on the screen and on the stage. In addition to portraying Jesus in Michael W. Smith’s widely popular “Secret Ambition” music video, Newman captured Christ’s likeness in the world renowned original musical production: The Masterpiece: A Toymaker’s Dream.

Newman founded Impact Productions in 1982 with a vision to “reach the sight and sound generation” through innovative stage performances, 3D animation, documentaries, TV programs, and feature films.

Impact Entertainment has produced numerous films, including the inspirational Christmas Child, which aired on Lifetime Television network, and co-produced the recent box office hit, One Night with the King. In 2006, Impact released the highly acclaimed, End of the Spear, In December 2006, Impact Entertainment announced that it was partnering with The Weinstein Company to produce and create a series of faith-based feature films over the next several years, offering Tom and Impact an opportunity to produce Christian entertainment with Hollywood quality.

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Testimonial: Paul Crouch Junior, Vice-President and Chief of Staff for Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN)

Paul Crouch
“I have 30 years of production experience and I’ve purchased hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of lights over my career and have interfaced with practically every lighting company known to man. Cinemills has helped me to fulfill our lighting equipment needs in our new state-of-the art stages with the best quality, pricing and services.”

Paul Crouch Junior, Vice-President and Chief of Staff for Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN).

Founded in 1973, TBN is the world's largest religious network and America's most watched faith channel, and is the 7th largest broadcast owner in the United States. TBN is featured on over 5,000 television stations, 47 satellites, the Internet and thousands of cable systems around the world. TBN produces more original Christian programs than any other religious network, and is a recognized leader in the production of major Christian movies. Programs are translated into numerous foreign languages at TBN's state-of-the-art facilities, and TBN is on the cutting edge of technology with its Virtual Reality Theaters in multiple states.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

We're Excited To Announce, Cinemills Is Going To The Far East.

Cinemills will be exhibiting our lighting gear for the the first time in the Chinese market, Beijing to be exact.

“The most serious and the largest Companies in China, such as CCTV and China Group are enchanted with Hollywood equipment brands such as CINEMILLS…the progressive motion picture rental Companies and television studios in China demand lighting equipment engineered in America. Contrary to popular belief, they don’t want the cheap Chinese copies thus creating a very nice niche for us to service this huge growing market. I am honored that CINEMILLS has selected my Company and I to represent this 40 year old brand and its “SILVER BULLET” tradition line in China.”

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Pick Up And Go, Have You Got Your Lighting Kit?

Need to light up a scene or event? Here's our latest blog. 

Did you know Cinemills can help you build the perfect Tungsten lighting kit?

You can choose from a combination of 150, 300, 650, and 1000 Watt lamp fixtures complete with stands, barndoors and scrims all housed in a durable and easy to transport case.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Manny Pacquiao Pacs A Punch And Lights Out To Competition

Cinemills lighting was live at Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao also known as Manny Pacquiao's fight. 

In this corner, you have Cinemills providing Cinesoft LED Luminaries. Ideal for live events and interviews, it packs a punch for longevity, cool, and cost effective investments.

This lighting unit provides more control, especially, with daylight and tungsten. Balanced LED Diode fixture. With the range of 2900k to 6500k it is also adjusted with color temperature controller. 

Find out more information on this lighting unit. Here, Mike Walsh [Youtube] demonstrates a demo on the unit.