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Goldcrest Post Adds High End Picture Finishing with DaVinci Resolve
News: Goldcrest Post Adds High End Picture Finishing with DaVinci ResolveLondon’s Goldcrest Post continues the expansion of its Academy Award and BAFTA winning post production services with the addition of three new digital intermediate (DI) theatrical grading suites featuring DaVinci Resolve.
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Steadicam Curve for GoPro Flies Into Stores
After much anticipation, Tiffen’s lightweight and compact stabilizer for GoPro action shots is now available for purchase online and in stores
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, announced the availability of the much-anticipated Steadicam® Curve® for GoPro®, Steadicam’s most lightweight and compact camera stabilizer yet, both online and in stores.
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Zero VFX: Why Some Effects Are Better Unseen
Kyle and Gerard Andal, lead compositors at Zero VFX, bring invisible post-production magic to several films - including 2014 Academy Award-winning "American Hustle," in which the team helped transform 2013 Boston to 1978 New York - and also several commercial shots with mocha Pro.
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Rodeo FX Wins Emmy Award for VFX on Game of Thrones
News: Rodeo FX Wins Emmy Award for VFX on Game of ThronesRodeo FX was rewarded with a prestigious Emmy Award for its contribution to the visual effects on Game of Thrones. Acting as one of the main VFX vendors on the series, the Montreal-based company created a total of 150 visual effects shots for the 4th season of HBO’s most popular show of all time.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Honorees and Award Winners
Annual SMPTE Honors & Awards Ceremony Highlights Vision, Ingenuity, Perseverance, and Dedication to Motion Picture and Television Industries
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 23, at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony.
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Camerimage Film Festival To Pay Tribute To Late Academy Award® Winner John Alcott
Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today that the late Oscar® winning cinematographer John Alcott will be commemorated at this year’s Festival as part of the special “Remembering the Masters” series.
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Avid Congratulates Its Primetime Emmy Award Winning and Nominated Customers
Avid Everywhere Enables the Creation of the Highest-Quality, Creatively Inspiring Programs Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Avid® (OTC:AVID) congratulates its customers on their awards and nominations at the prestigious Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) as part of the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on August 16 in Los Angeles. The awards are dedicated to honoring the behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production.
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SMPTE® Confers 'Fellow' Status on Eight Members of Motion-Imaging Technology Industry
Industry Leaders Honored by SMPTE Continue to Make Global Impact on the Production, Delivery, and Display of Content
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it has granted SMPTE Fellow membership status to eight industry leaders. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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“The Reel Thing” Film Restoration and Preservation Symposium, Slated for August 21 – 23 in Hollywood
News: “The Reel Thing” Film Restoration and Preservation Symposium, Slated for August 21 – 23 in HollywoodTechnical Conference to Include Premiere Screenings of Newly Restored Films, Including "The Day the Earth Stood Stil"l and "A Fistful of Dollars."
The Reel Thing, the 33rd technical symposium on film restoration and preservation will be held August 21 - 23 at the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood.
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Sony Pictures Imageworks Teams up with Marvel Studios on MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
News: Sony Pictures Imageworks Teams up with Marvel Studios on MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXYSelect VFX Sequences Completed at Imageworks
The onscreen universe of Marvel Studios’ August 1st release Guardians of the Galaxy appeared more expansive, immersive and complex, thanks in part to the collaborative efforts of Sony Pictures Imageworks—the Academy Award® winning visual effects and digital character animation company—which completed 88 shots for the film while working in tandem with lead VFX facility MPC.
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Academy Award®-Nominated Director John Stevenson To Direct Animated Comedy Adventure Inspired By “Noah’s Ark” For Unified Pictures
News: Academy Award®-Nominated Director John Stevenson To Direct Animated Comedy Adventure Inspired By “Noah’s Ark” For Unified PicturesUnified Pictures announced today that Academy Award®-nominated director John Stevenson (“Kung Fu Panda”) will direct the company’s first CG-animated feature inspired by “Noah’s Ark,” which is slated for completion in 2016.
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Media Links Awarded Emmy® Award for Contribution to Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 Interoperability
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has honored Media Links with a 2014 Technical & Engineering Emmy® Award for excellence in engineering creativity, innovation and vision. Media Links will receive an Emmy® award for Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 (J2K) Interoperability.
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Cogswell College's Unique MediaWorks Initiative Marks One Year Anniversary with Completed AV Projects for Real-World Clients
News: Cogswell College's Unique MediaWorks Initiative Marks One Year Anniversary with Completed AV Projects for Real-World ClientsCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, is marking the one-year anniversary of its highly successful MediaWorks initiative. MediaWorks is a project-based learning course in Cogswell’s Digital Audio Technology (DAT) program. MediaWorks produces short audiovisual pieces in collaboration with students of the Digital Art & Animation (DAA) program, for various real-world businesses and organizations based in Silicon Valley and beyond.
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OTOY Expands OctaneRender™ Integration to NUKE, Houdini, MotionBuilder, Unreal Engine 4, and Digital Molecular Matter Engine
Cloud graphics company, OTOY Inc., today announced expanded support for its acclaimed OctaneRender™ software, giving artists and animators more choice in where and how they work and accelerating content creation by bringing lightning fast true-to-life rendering to four more popular 3D applications. Along with previously announced plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects, OctaneRender™ plugins are also in development for The Foundry’s NUKE compositing software, Side Effects Software’s Houdini™ 3D animation software, Autodesk’s MotionBuilder® 3D character animation software, and Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.
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Vicon redefines motion capture with unprecedented new products at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Vicon redefines motion capture with unprecedented new products at SIGGRAPH 2014Launches new retargeting and solving tool and latest version of Blade software
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced the launch of two new products, Pegasus and Pegasus Advanced, a new set of retargeting and solving tools developed with IKinema, as well as Blade 3, the newest version of its industry-leading capture and data processing software at SIGGRAPH 2014 (booth #733). The products offer a new level of flexibility, accessibility and increased value for money in motion capture.
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NVIDIA’s New Professional GPU Lineup Places Quadro at Center of Visual Computing Workflows
News: NVIDIA’s New Professional GPU Lineup Places Quadro at Center of Visual Computing WorkflowsSIGGRAPH - NVIDIA today unveiled its next generation of NVIDIA Quadro GPUs -- providing new tools and technologies to meet the visual computing needs of the world's leading designers, artists and scientists.
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AMIA Partners with Alamo Drafthouse to offer 35mm Projection Workshop
Archival Experts Provide Projection Training for Movie Houses Offering the 35mm Film Experience
AMIA will present a Film Projection Workshop in partnership with the Alamo Drafthouse to offer expert-led training for managers, curators and projectionists presenting 35mm film in theaters. The workshop will be held October 28, 2014 in Austin at the Alamo South Lamar location.
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Amazon’s Third Pilot Season Will Premiere August 28 in the US and UK
Pilot Episodes from Critically-Acclaimed Creators Including Shaun Cassidy, Jay Chandrasekhar, Marc Forster, Steven Soderbergh and Whit Stillman Three Half Hour Comedies and Two Hour-Long Thrillers Will be Available for Customers to Watch, Rate and Review Shows Star Noted Talent Including Selma Blair, Adam Brody, Sarah Chalke, Dana Delany, Ron Perlman, Paul Reiser, Chloë Sevigny and Mena Suvari
Amazon today announced it will debut its highly anticipated third pilot season August 28 on Amazon Instant Video in the US and the UK. Customers who watch the pilots will visit modern day Paris, step into the world of a vigilante who has visions from God, follow along as a psycho-physiological illness tears apart a town, explore the complexities of marriage, and take a trip to a country club in 1980’s New Jersey. Once again, customers are invited to watch and provide feedback on the shows they want to see turned into full series.
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OTOY Unveils Holographic Video, Announces First Commercial Holographic Display for Early 2015
Ari Emanuel: “The Future of Media and Entertainment is not Going to be a Flat Screen. OTOY is Building the Content Pipeline for the Next Generation of Movies and Computer Graphics, where Immersion and Presence will be a Key Axis of the Creative Process.” Rod Roddenberry: “OTOY is Making My Father’s Vision of the "Star Trek" Holodeck a Practical Reality in our Lifetime.”
Cloud graphics company, OTOY Inc., today marked a major milestone in the future of media and entertainment, unveiling a holographic video pipeline for content creators, including the world’s first portable 360 holographic capture system and a cloud-based pipeline for creating and deploying holographic media to virtual reality and, in 2015, holographic light field displays. The pipeline enables holographic captures of real world people, objects, and environments, and one-click publishing of interactive holographic videos which are viewable on mobile devices and virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift. Forthcoming next-generation light field displays being developed by OTOY will bring commercial freestanding volumetric holographic displays to market in 2015.
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Vicon Gives Cara a Facelift at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Vicon Gives Cara a Facelift at SIGGRAPH 2014New Version of its Pioneering Facial Mocap System to Feature Hardware Improvements and Updates to CaraLive and CaraPost for Faster, More Efficient Facial Tracking
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, will launch a series of updates to Cara, the world’s first out-of-the-box facial motion capture system for film and games production, at SIGGRAPH 2014 next week. The latest version boasts significant quality enhancements that accelerate facial capture workflows for fast-paced performance capture productions, right out of the box.
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Shotgun Software Keeps Projects Flowing at Milk
News: Shotgun Software Keeps Projects Flowing at MilkRising VFX Studio Establishes Pipeline Around Shotgun
Independent visual effects company Milk has standardized on Shotgun for production management and tracking. Based in London, the boutique studio that recently celebrated its one-year anniversary focuses on delivering high end VFX for television and film. Milk positioned Shotgun at the heart of its workflow when establishing a VFX pipeline, and continues to increase the level of integration. Nearly all of Milk's 80 staff members use Shotgun daily particularly across production, administration and pipeline teams.
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IBC Preview: Transvideo Launches New Products for Digital Cinematography and Production at IBC 2014
Transvideo, the award-winning precision monitor manufacturer, has announced exciting new products for launch at IBC 2014. All products will be on show on the Transvideo / Aaton-Digital stand 11.F31.
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Signiant Wins Emmy Award for Technology and Engineering
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honors Signiant for secure accelerated file movement technology
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software, today announced it was named a winner of the 2014 Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering. Signiant’s innovations in secure accelerated file movements over IP (including the internet) earned the company this prestigious award, which honors excellence in engineering creativity.
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Multiple Academy Award® Nominee Caleb Deschanel to be Honoured with Camerimage Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today that five-time Oscar® nominee Caleb Deschanel will receive the coveted ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at this year’s Festival taking place November 15th – 22nd.
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Announcing: The Southeast Creative Summit 2014 / Atlanta Creative Ball 2014! November 7-9, 2014; Atlanta, Georgia Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel!
The Southeast Creative Summit is returning to Atlanta after a successful inaugural year! In our first year, we had over 100 attendees from 12 states attend nearly 80 workshops over three days. This year we have even more talent on the schedule, including Academy Award winning sound mixer Ed Novick (The Dark Knight, Inception), Emmy Award winning editor Jesse Averna (Sesame Street), editor Zack Arnold (Burn Notice, Glee), and many more notable experts in the production and post- production world.
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Cogswell College Game Studio Student to Present School-Developed, Mobile App Game "Tangram Jam" During SIGGRAPH 2014's "Appy Hour" on August 13
News: Cogswell College Game Studio Student to Present School-Developed, Mobile App Game "Tangram Jam" During SIGGRAPH 2014's "Appy Hour" on August 13Cogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, will have a student from its Game Studio present a newly produced, school-developed, mobile app game during the 2014 SIGGRAPH Conference’s “Appy Hour” showcase in Vancouver. The announcement was made by Jerome Solomon, Cogswell’s Dean of the College & Director of Game Design & Development program.
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‘And The Nominees Are…Emmys® 2014’ Exclusive Exhibition Celebrating 66TH Primetime Emmy Nominees Opens At The Hollywood Museum
News: ‘And The Nominees Are…Emmys® 2014’ Exclusive Exhibition Celebrating 66TH Primetime Emmy Nominees Opens At The Hollywood MuseumExhibition Features Costumes From More Than 20 Emmy®-Nominated Shows
Emmy® season has been sizzling in Hollywood since nominations were revealed on July 10! The Hollywood Museum, the official Museum of Hollywood, celebrates the 66th Primetime Emmy® Award nominees with an exclusive exhibition showcasing costumes, props and more from over twenty Emmy®-nominated television programs. ‘And The Nominees Are…Emmys® 2014’ will be on view at The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building located in the heart of Hollywood through Sept. 14.
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Christie’s Donation to the USC School of Cinematic Arts Launches Immersive Cinematic Experience
News: Christie’s Donation to the USC School of Cinematic Arts Launches Immersive Cinematic ExperienceChristie®, a global leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual display solutions, continued its technology partnership recently with the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts (USC SCA) by launching a state-of-the-art cinema experience at USC’s showcase Theatre, the Eileen Norris Theatre. Christie, through a generous donation of equipment and installation services, will be the sole provider of all cinematic and audio equipment within the Eileen Norris Theatre, and will be working together with USC SCA in enhancing visual technologies, specifically cinematic ones.
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Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha Pro 4.0 at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha Pro 4.0 at SIGGRAPH 2014Visit Imagineer Systems at booth 817 for demos of the newly released mocha Pro 4 with advanced support for native stereo 3D workflows, Python scripting and more improved features
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, will be exhibiting at this year’s annual SIGGRAPH conference, taking place from August 12th through 14th at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Canada. Attendees to the show can stop by the Imagineer Systems booth (817) to learn more about the launch of the mocha Pro v4, which features a brand new Stereoscopic 3D workflow, Python scripting support, customizable keyboard shortcuts, new exports and format handling, and more improvements for visual effects facilities. Members of the Imagineer Systems team will be presenting demos daily at the booth.
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Airbag Productions Chooses Frankie for its Real-time Video Reviews
Production Company Uses Frankie on "Vauxhall Insignia Commercial
Airbag Productions has chosen Frankie to conduct video review sessions both internally and with its local and remote clients after testing and comparing many other options. For its work creating commercials, Airbag found Frankie to be the easiest product to use, with the most appealing interface and PDF summary. Production companies like Airbag now have an affordable and simple-to-use option to complete video reviews.
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Guerrero Joins MSE Sales Staff
Matthews Studio Equipment, provider of unique support from clamps to MAX the Light Mover, Polly Dolly, Floatcam’s DC-Slider and more announces that Stuart Guerrero has recently joined the MSE Sales Team.
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Cooke Optics to extend Anamorphic/i lens range
Cooke Optics to extend Anamorphic/i lens range
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is to add more choices to its acclaimed lens ranges. The Anamorphic/i range will benefit from 25mm and 135mm lenses which are expected to start shipping towards the end of 2014, followed by 180mm and 300mm lenses in 2015. In addition Cooke will add a 21mm lens to both the miniS4/i range and the 5/i series.
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Vicon Customers to Take Center Stage at SIGGRAPH 2014
Framestore, The Capture Lab, Bradford University, Lumiscaphe, TechViz and Autodesk to Present Motion Capture Techniques for Media, Entertainment and Product Design
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, life sciences and engineering industries, has announced a series of customer presentations that will take place at its SIGGRAPH booth (#733) on August 12-14 in Vancouver, Canada. Customers spanning media and entertainment, education and virtual product design will share their motion capture expertise and provide insight into their latest projects. Vicon will also unveil groundbreaking new products, and enhancements to its existing motion capture software.
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RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Flex v5 with GPU support for After Effects
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of RE:Flex™ version 5 with GPU support for Adobe® After Effects®.
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ARRI Inc. Taps Sebastien Laffoux as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Eastern Region
News: ARRI Inc. Taps Sebastien Laffoux as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Eastern RegionARRI Inc. is pleased to announce Sebastien Laffoux is now working as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Eastern Region for Canada and the United States. His duties include managing and strengthening sales, along with evaluating market and technology requirements. Camera products include the AMIRA documentary-style camera, the award-winning ALEXA, lenses, Pro Camera Accessories and analog products. He will also oversee a team to support product performance in the field, improvement, user requests and assess competitors.
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Origin Digital Studios Opens in Burbank as New Collective of Veteran Visual Effects Artists, Producers and Supervisors
News: Origin Digital Studios Opens in Burbank as New Collective of Veteran Visual Effects Artists, Producers and SupervisorsOrigin Digital Studios has been launched in Burbank as a new collective of veteran visual effects artists, producers and supervisors. The company has been designed to service the needs of high-profile television programs, commercials, feature films, and special venue presentations. Miami-based Lincoln Road Advisors, headed by Eric J. Bertrand, is the primary investment company behind Origin. The announcement was made today by company president Mark Miller.
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Professional Photographer Magazine Honors The Tiffen Company With Two 2014 Hot One Awards
Winning in the lens filter category is the Tiffen Diffusion Effect Filters for DSLRs while Steadicam SOLO takes the award for best HDSLR stabilizer
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, has been awarded two Hot One awards from Professional Photographer. The revered magazine recognizes Tiffen’s Diffusion Effect Filters for DSLRs in 2014’s best lens filter category and Steadicam SOLO as the year’s best HDSLR stabilizer.
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MSE To Feature MatthewsSLIDER™ at IBC 2014
News: MSE To Feature MatthewsSLIDER™ at IBC 2014Matthews Studio Equipment, provider of unique support from clamps to MAX the Light Mover, Polly Dolly, Floatcam’s DC-Slider and more will feature their innovative MatthewsSLIDER in Hall 11, Row G, #71 at IBC 2014.
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Australian Cinematographers Society Introduces Technical Achievement Award In Honor Of Miller Tripods Founder
News: Australian Cinematographers Society Introduces Technical Achievement Award In Honor Of Miller Tripods FounderACS Presents Bob Miller – ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award
Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, is pleased to announce that the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) recently partnered with the company to create a new industry award for the ACS National Awards for Cinematography. The Bob Miller – ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award, developed in honour and memory of fluid head inventor Bob Miller, will be officially introduced to industry professionals at the ACS headquarters on July 31, with a champagne toast to celebrate Miller’s 60th anniversary.
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Tarzan Swings into Action as Filming Begins on the New 3D Action Adventure
Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ new Tarzan 3D action adventure, starring Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood”) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
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Oscar®-Nominated Production Designer Jim Bissell To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At 19Th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards On January 31, 2015
News: Oscar®-Nominated Production Designer Jim Bissell To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At 19Th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards On January 31, 2015Emmy®-winning and Oscar®-nominated Production Designer Jim Bissell will receive the Art Directors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on January 31, 2015 at a black-tie ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The announcement was made today by John Shaffner, ADG Council Chairman, and ADG Award Producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly.
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Imagineer Systems Rolls Out mocha Pro 4.0, the Industry’s Next Visual Effects Blockbuster
News: Imagineer Systems Rolls Out mocha Pro 4.0, the Industry’s Next Visual Effects BlockbusterAdvanced Support for Native Stereo 3D Workflows and Python Scripting Simplify Tracking and Roto on Complex VFX Projects
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, announced today the release of its flagship visual effects solution, mocha Pro 4.0. Packed with new innovative features that facilities with complex VFX production pipelines will love, mocha Pro 4 offers groundbreaking native Stereo 3D (S3D) workflow capabilities and advanced support for Python scripting.
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Digital Arts, Engineering and Entrepreneurial Focused Cogswell College Launches "The Silicon Valley Immersion Experience" Program
News: Digital Arts, Engineering and Entrepreneurial Focused Cogswell College Launches "The Silicon Valley Immersion Experience" ProgramCogswell College, one of the world’s leading institutions offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Arts, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship, has launched a brand new program entitled “The Silicon Valley Immersion Experience.” Now available to entrepreneurs and students on a global scale, Cogswell’s Silicon Valley Immersion Experience program just hosted its first group of participants – a team of entrepreneurs from Turkey. The announcement was made by Dr. Deborah Snyder, president and Chief Academic Officer, Cogswell College.
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Visual Music Rebrands With Focus On Unique Roster
News: Visual Music Rebrands With Focus On Unique RosterFrom Bear McCreary and John Swihart to Emerging Artists and Composers
For Tom Seufert it’s always been about finding his clients the perfect soundtrack. That single-minded passion and enthusiasm from the Creative Director of Visual Music is why the award-winning music boutique he founded some 16-years ago continues to thrive in a constantly shifting musical landscape.
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The SIM Group Merges with Hollywood’s Chainsaw
News: The SIM Group Merges with Hollywood’s ChainsawLeading North American Supplier of Production Technology Expands its Post-Production Footprint.
The SIM Group has reached an agreement in principle to merge with Hollywood-based Chainsaw. The deal unites one of the film and television industry’s leading suppliers of production equipment and post-production services, with one of Hollywood’s most successful independent post-production facilities that services such renowned shows as "The Academy Awards" and "American Idol." The merger is expected to close next month.
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“100 Years Of Hal Roach Studios: Laurel & Hardy, 'Our Gang' and Harold Lloyd” Showcased at The Hollywood Museum
News: “100 Years Of Hal Roach Studios:  Laurel & Hardy, 'Our Gang' and Harold Lloyd” Showcased at The Hollywood MuseumThe Hollywood Museum unveils its new exhibit, “100 Years of Hal Roach Studios: Laurel & Hardy, ‘Our Gang’ and Harold Lloyd” in honor of the Hollywood icon's centennial, opening to the public from July 5 to August 31. The exhibit contains authentic photos, costumes and props from the rich history of Hal Roach Studios and the legendary talents that emanated from there in the early 1900s. "Sons of the Desert," the official International Laurel & Hardy Society, is co-sponsoring the exhibition in conjunction with their national convention, held July 2 to July 6 in the heart of Hollywood. The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building is located at 1660 N. Highland Ave. at Hollywood and Highland.
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"House of Lies" Promo Wins Award for Sound
After seeing the film “Les Miserables,” Showtime producers thought it would be funny for “House of Lies” stars Don Cheadle and Josh Lawson to sing lines Les-Mis style from the hit show and asked Sandblast Productions to add a musical score to the actors’ unique a cappella version. The result was comic genius – a minute-long parody, nicknamed “Les Mais,” which Showtime aired the same weekend as this year’s Academy Awards.
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Brand New School Signs Internationally Lauded Director Ahmet Ahmet
News: Brand New School Signs Internationally Lauded Director Ahmet AhmetBrand New School has signed acclaimed British director Ahmet Ahmet, expanding its roster of talented visual artists.
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No Faults in Communication - Australian software cineSync and the recent Fox hit "The Fault In Our Stars."
News: No Faults in Communication - Australian software cineSync and the recent Fox hit "The Fault In Our Stars.""The Fault In Our Stars," a relatively low budget romantic drama from director Josh Boone has had spectacular recent success, opening to a $48 million first weekend in the US and sweeping all before it.
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Avid Celebrates Customers' Creative Achievements at the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award Winners and Nominees Rely on the World's Preeminent Editing Software to Bring Their Visions to Life
Avid® (OTC:AVID) today congratulates its customers on the many awards and nominations they received at the prestigious Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards gala. Presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) as part of the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on June 20 in Los Angeles, the awards honor the craft behind the shows that define the daytime genre. Many of the winners and nominees for outstanding editing rely on the industry's foremost editing solution, Avid Media Composer®, to create such high-quality, inspiring programs
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Frankie Adds Two Entry-Level Plans, Improves Pro Version
News: Frankie Adds Two Entry-Level Plans, Improves Pro VersionThree Tiers Make the Browser-Based Video Review Tool Accessible to a Wider Array of Users
Due to popular demand, Frankie has introduced new pricing plans for its video review-and-approval system, starting at just $49 per month. Frankie has also added new features and doubled quotas for our existing customers worldwide. With three levels of service, Frankie now caters to everyone from individual freelancers to the largest studios.
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ARRI Launches New Spanish and Portuguese Websites
ARRI, the world’s largest film equipment manufacturer, has enhanced ARRI.com with special Spanish and Portuguese-language versions.
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ASC Honors Linwood Dunn Student Heritage Award Winners
News: ASC Honors Linwood Dunn Student Heritage Award WinnersThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has chosen three winners for the 2014 ASC Linwood Dunn Student Heritage Awards. The honors were announced last night during a ceremony at the organization’s clubhouse here. Designed to showcase the artistic abilities of the next generation of filmmakers, the recipients were noted for their cinematographic abilities.
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“The Wolf of Wall Street” Oscar®-Winning Sound Editors Return to Manhattan for "Sight, Sound & Story"
Eugene Gearty, Phil Stockton and Sam Miille gather at MEWShop’s 'Sight, Sound & Story" event on June 14th for the MPSE SoundShow NY, sponsored by Audio Network
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, will be hosting the Oscar®-winning sound editors behind blockbusters hits such as “Hugo,” “The Departed,” “Shutter Island” and, most recently, “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Joining MEWShop for the popular event "Sight, Sound & Story" on June 14th, Eugene Gearty, Phil Stockton and Sam Miille will present the MPSE SoundShow NY panel “‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Soundscape From Production Audio to Final Mix,’ moderated by sound editor and designer Pam DeMetrius-Thomas and sponsored by Audio Network.
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Xsens Motion Capture Helps BYU Students Create Award-Winning Short Film “Owned”
Now a Gold-Medal Winner at the 2014 College Television Awards and 2014 Student Academy Awards
This week, Brigham Young University (BYU) students celebrate their second first-place win for “Owned,” a short film about a video game master who meets his match playing against a baby online. Behind these vivid video game characters was easy-to-use motion capture provided by Xsens; so easy that the students recorded all of their motions in less than 4 hours.
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Phosphor Games uses Vicon Motion Capture System to Create Nether demons
Bonita Cameras and Blade Software Deliver Fast, Affordable Production
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, life sciences and engineering industries, has announced that Chicago-based games developer Phosphor Games used a Vicon motion capture system to create realistic character and creature animation for the new first-person shooter online game, "Nether."
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OTOY Releases OctaneRender™ 2 with a Dozen New Features By Community Request
News: OTOY Releases OctaneRender™ 2 with a Dozen New Features By Community RequestAvailable Now with Free Plugin Upgrades for a Limited Time, New Version Empowers Artists to Produce Their Best Work in Less Time on Workstations and Over The Cloud
Cloud graphics pioneer, OTOY Inc., today announced the availability of OctaneRender™ 2, the latest version of the company’s sophisticated real-time rendering software boasting more than a dozen new features designed to empower artists, designers, and engineers to create the most realistic renders possible in less time than ever before.
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Fargo Fever (with Dana Gonzales and Matt Allard) on The Go Creative Show
News: Fargo Fever (with Dana Gonzales and Matt Allard) on The Go Creative ShowOn Ben Consoli's Go Creative Show, Ben speaks with Dana Gonzales, the brilliant cinematographer and Director of Photography for the FX television series FARGO. Dana shares his experience on the set of FARGO and his other work in television and film. Dana also speaks openly about his career and the state of Hollywood today, sharing helpful tips on how to break into the film industry. Plus, Ben and Dana discuss the value of a second unit crew is and how Dana's work on the Academy Award-winning film CRASH became a focal point of the film.
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The Tiffen Company to Showcase New Products From Steadicam, Domke, DFX and Lowel Lines at 2014 CE Week
Tiffen Will Celebrate This Year’s CE Week Presence with Exclusive Looks at Revered Imaging Accessories and a Special Reception for The Media
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, will be showcasing its celebrated product lineup once again at this year’s CE Week. The industry’s official mid-year conference and new technology showcase, CE Week will be held in New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion from June 23rd through June 27th, with line shows and exhibits taking place on June 25th and 26th. Tiffen will be showcasing its award-winning digital imaging accessories at booth #50 with Tiffen technology experts on hand to answer questions and host product demonstrations.
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cineSync Pro Adds An Extra Dimension To Venture 3D's Pipeline.
News: cineSync Pro Adds An Extra Dimension To Venture 3D's Pipeline.Venture 3D, the LA-based 3D conversion facility, has been involved in producing dozens of 3D versions of well-known films over the past few years, including arguably the most successful conversion of all time, "Titanic 3D."
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Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The Board
News:  Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The BoardEdlund Completes Flagship VFX Sequences for NBC’s Crossbones Series Using Devil & Demon Super-Fast Computing
The Devil & Demon Strategy, manufacturer of super-fast computers for everyone, announced today that renowned visual effects (VFX) creator, Richard Edlund, has joined its board of directors. The winner of seven Academy Awards, Edlund brings a depth and breadth of experience in motion picture and high-end television VFX to the company, and will consult on the development of the Devil and Demon product line to meet the needs of digital artists and studios in entertainment imaging worldwide.
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Michael Kahn, A.C.E., Headlines Manhattan Edit Workshop’s Distinguished Sight, Sound & Story Event This June; HP and Intel® Join as Panel Sponsors
Academy Award®-Winning Editor Michael Kahn, A.C.E., joins Bobbie O’Steen to Discuss His Illustrious Filmmaking Career In The Premier Panel, Sponsored by HP and Intel®
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has announced exciting new updates to its annual "Sight, Sound & Story" event, which returns to Manhattan on June 14, 2014. Headlining the one-day event is Academy Award®-winning editor Michael Kahn, A.C.E., who will join author and film historian Bobbie O’Steen for the premier panel, “Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen.” Sponsored by HP and Intel®, this in-depth session will explore Michael’s legendary and eclectic career – from his early work in television through his 34-year collaboration with director Steven Spielberg.
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The Academy Rebrands As Society
News: The Academy Rebrands As SocietyLive Action Prod-Co is Headquartered in Los Angeles
Boutique live action production company The Academy has rebranded as Society. Partner/Executive Producer Harry Calbom, Partner/Executive Creative Director David Holm and Head of Production Rebecca Parenteau, formerly at MJZ, will lead the LA-based shop. Upcoming work out of Society includes projects for Dreamworks, Sony, Audi, Nissan and Intel.
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Combining the Power of cineSync Pro with the Simplicity of Frankie: Rodeo FX Works on "Birdman"
Postproduction Studio Creates Collaborative Review Workflow for Feature Films, TV and Commercials
Rodeo FX relies on both cineSync Pro and Frankie for its postproduction work on feature films, TV shows and commercials, including the movie "Birdman," to be released by New Regency later this year. The Montreal-based VFX studio has created a collaborative workflow that relies on these review-and-approval tools for its work with clients and creatives around the world. With cineSync Pro and Frankie in place, post studios like Rodeo FX are maximizing efficiency even when the production company, director, ad agency and other creatives are in different cities.
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The Steadicam Division of the Tiffen Company Expands Its Collection of Smoothee Stabilizing Options with New Drift Camera Mount
Capture All the Intensity, None of the Bumps With New Drift Camera Mount for Steadicam Smoothee
The Steadicam division of The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, has released a new Steadicam Smoothee mount for Drift action cameras, expanding its collection of stabilizer options for filming enthusiasts and professionals. The Steadicam Smoothee, which is featured in the new Apple “Powerful” commercial, lets users capture the action using Drift cameras, without the shakes normally associated with hand-held video. “The Steadicam Smoothee is helping shape a new generation of filmmakers,” comments Steve Tiffen, CEO and President, The Tiffen Company. “Cameras like the Drift offer a new level of versatility we once could have never even imagined. Combine that with the Hollywood ingenuity of Steadicam, and you enable a new class of filmmakers to capture their unique visions with clarity and quality. This latest addition to the Smoothee line continues to change the game for what’s possible in the world of small-camera filmmaking.”
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RE:Vision Effects announces ReelSmart Motion Blur 5 and Twixtor v6 with GPU support for eyeon Fusion
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of ReelSmart Motion Blur™ version 5 and Twixtor® version 6 with GPU support for eyeon Fusion® .
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Jon Hess' 'Dead Men Float' Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera
News: Jon Hess' 'Dead Men Float' Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced that "Dead Men Float," the first new film in more than a decade from "American History X" producer and the creator of dozens of films and television movies, Jon Hess, was shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera.
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Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and OConnor Keep "The Americans" Camera Department on the Move
News: Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and OConnor Keep "The Americans" Camera Department on the MoveCrew Chooses Vitec Videocom Brands for Second Season
The camera crew behind the hit FX TV series "The Americans" chose Vitec Videocom brands to support the production through its second season. The show’s cinematographer Richard Rutkowski, and camera assistants Brendan K. Russell and Rory Hanrahan, rely on Anton/Bauer batteries and chargers, Litepanels LED lights, and OConnor fluid heads and tripods for their reliability and durability during stage and location shoots, which helps keep the show on pace and on budget.
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Located on the lot at Hollywood Center Studios, Lurssen Mastering has provided mastering services for scores of hit records and movie soundtracks
News: Located on the lot at Hollywood Center Studios, Lurssen Mastering has provided mastering services for scores of hit records and movie soundtracksIt’s well known that Hollywood Center Studios has played host to innumerable film and television productions over the course of its long history. Few people, however, are aware that some of the most popular musical recordings of recent years—including work by such artists as Eric Clapton, T. Bone Burnett, Ben Harper, Bruno Mars, Diana Krall and Robert Plant—have also come to fruition on the lot.
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MSE Becomes Exclusive Distributor for Polly Dolly Which Makes Debut at Cinegear 2014
News: MSE Becomes Exclusive Distributor for Polly Dolly Which Makes Debut at Cinegear 2014Matthews Studio Equipment has just signed an agreement with Pollysystem to become the exclusive distributor for their new Polly Dolly in both the Americas and Asia. “What excites us about the Polly Dolly is not just the quality of the system, but the wide range of cameras it serves,” says Robert Kulesh, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Matthews Studio Equipment. “Polly Dolly can handle anything from a DSLR camera to an ALEXA and more.”
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Sennheiser Wireless Equipment Accompanies Research Scientist to The Arctic
News: Sennheiser Wireless Equipment Accompanies Research Scientist to The ArcticAs Oceanographer Victoria Hill Studies the Earth's Diminishing Sea Ice for Old Dominion University, She Relies on Sennheiser Wireless to Communicate Her 'Outreach from the Arctic'
Research scientist and oceanographer Victoria Hill has always been driven by her own curiosity and the possibility of discovery. As a researcher for Old Dominion University, this has taken led her to some of the more interesting — and remote — parts of the earth including Barrow, Alaska and the Barneo ice base, which is located at 89 degrees north and 30 degrees west — in immediate proximity of the North Pole. Before leaving for Barneo last April, Hill packed necessities including her ice boots, extreme cold mittens, down booties, many pairs of thermal socks and her Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 wireless system.
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The Steadicam Division of the Tiffen Company Rolls Out Steadicam Smoothee Bonus Pack for iPhone 5 and GoPro
Featured in Apple’s new “Powerful” Commercial, Smoothee Captures Summer Vacations, Graduations, and Other Magical Moments with a Steady Hand
The Steadicam division of The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, is offering Steadicam fans an exciting new Steadicam Smoothee bonus pack. The introduction of Steadicam in 1976 revolutionized the world of film and video. Over the past three decades, Steadicam has been an invaluable, dynamic production tool in the industry. New generations of Steadicam camera stabilizing systems have been comprehensively redesigned to unleash endless creative possibilities. When purchasing a Steadicam Smoothee, users can now enjoy two mounts for the price of one. The new bonus pack features a mount for iPhone® 5/5s and a mount for GoPro® HERO® cameras — a 24.95 USD bonus value, offering even more stability for no extra cost.
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Industry Veteran Ken Emker Joins MSE Team
News: Industry Veteran Ken Emker Joins MSE TeamIn a stunning turn of events, Matthews Studio Equipment announces industry veteran Kenneth J. Emker has joined the Matthews Studio Equipment team. Emker leaves a 20-year relationship as National Grip Sales Manager/National Trade Show Manager for an established Grip equipment company to become Eastern Regional Sales Manager for MSE.
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Christie’s 4K Digital Cinema Technologies Light Up Screens At Toronto International Film Festival
News: Christie’s 4K Digital Cinema Technologies Light Up Screens At Toronto International Film FestivalChristie Helps Filmmakers Share Their Visions With Brightest Images as Festival’s Digital Projection Partner for 14th Consecutive Year
Christie®, a world leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual displays, is proud to once again be the official projection partner to the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival® in September. A Festival sponsor for 14 consecutive years, Christie has played an integral role in ushering in the digital age at this renowned showcase for local and international talents. Today, with the help of this partnership, more than 99 percent of all Festival entries are screened digitally, with an increasing number in 4K, sharpening the shared experience between filmmaker and audience.
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EMA Signs Commercial & Music Video Director Shane Drake To Company’s Growing Roster
News: EMA Signs Commercial & Music Video Director Shane Drake To Company’s Growing RosterCommercial & Music Video Director Shane Drake has signed with national production company EMA (Envision Media Arts). The signing comes just on the heels of Drake winning the prestigious “Video Of The Year” Award from the Academy of Country Music for a recent music video he directed for Tim McGraw, featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.
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ASC Names 2014 Student Heritage Awards Nominees
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has chosen 12 student filmmakers from 10 U.S. film schools as nominees in the 2014 ASC Linwood Dunn Student Heritage Awards. The awards are designed to showcase the artistic abilities of the next generation of filmmakers, with a focus on their cinematography skills. Winners will be announced June 14.
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Sony Pictures Imageworks and Sony Pictures Post Production Services Establish New Workflow Technologies for "THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2™"
News: Sony Pictures Imageworks and Sony Pictures Post Production Services Establish New Workflow Technologies for "THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2™"Visual Effects, Post Production Sound and Colorworks Work as One Team.
Columbia Pictures’ "THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2™" marks not only the return of the world’s greatest superhero but also the culmination of a groundbreaking collaboration between visual effects, sound and post production teams from Sony Pictures Entertainment.
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Autodesk Mudbox 2015 Now Available as $10 Monthly Desktop Subscription
News: Autodesk Mudbox 2015 Now Available as $10 Monthly Desktop SubscriptionAs part of an ongoing commitment to equip indie game makers and artists with powerful, accessible 3D tools, Autodesk today announced that its Mudbox 2015 digital painting and 3D sculpting software is now available as a Desktop Subscription license for $10 USD a month.
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Cannes: IndustryWorks Pictures Takes International Rights to 'The Birder'
News: Cannes: IndustryWorks Pictures Takes International Rights to 'The Birder'The Canadian Sales Agent will Start Shopping Theodore Bezaire’s Revenge Comedy Feature Film on The Croisette.
Vancouver/Cannes - Canadian distributor IndustryWorks has acquired the international rights to Theodore Bezaire's Sophomore Indie Comedy "THE BIRDER." This funny feature film is starring Tom Cavanagh ("Ed," "Scrubs"), Mark Rendall ("30 Days of Night"), Jamie Spilchuk ("Hard Rock Medical"), Tommie-Amber Pirie ("What If"), Academy Award Nominee Graham Greene ("Dances with Wolves," "The Green Mile") and Hollywood funny man Fred Willard ("Anchorman 1 & 2," "Best in Show").
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Sennheiser at the 2014 ECHO Awards: Glamour Gala with Record Viewing Figures
News: Sennheiser at the 2014 ECHO Awards: Glamour Gala with Record Viewing FiguresOn March 27, the 23rd ECHO Awards Ceremony was held in Berlin. Presented by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie (German Association of Recording Companies), they are considered to be one of the most important music awards in the world and honour the most successful national and international stars from the past year. German broadcaster ARD broadcast the awards ceremony live from the Messe Berlin exhibition centre during its prime time slot. Artists including Kylie Minogue and Shakira and host Helene Fischer used microphones from the Sennheiser product portfolio throughout the evening. Both wireless and wired solutions from the audio specialist ensured excellent sound quality for the audience in the exhibition hall, and for more than four million TV viewers.
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Make-Up Artists And Hair Stylists Guild Awards Set For Saturday, February 14, 2015
Timeline For Awards Announced
The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE Local 706) Awards honoring outstanding achievements for make-up artists and hair stylists in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater will take place on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Paramount Studios, it was announced today by IATSE Local 706 President Susan Cabral-Ebert.
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SMPTE® at the 2014 NAB Show
SMPTE has accomplished much over the past 12 months, with significant achievements in the three pillars of the Society: membership, education, and standards. While the Society was able to highlight progress in standards areas including ultra high-definition, cinema sound and immersive audio, and integration of information technology into the industry, SMPTE also showcased its ongoing work to provide both members and non-members with unique opportunities to engage with other professionals in discussion of the technical advances and business strategies driving the industry forward.
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Embassy Combines Use of cineSync and Frankie for Review and Approval of TV Commercials
Linking Offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and London for Production and Postproduction
Both cineSync and Frankie, the review-and-approval tools from Cospective, were used to complete a humorous campaign of three TV commercials by Embassy, the South African production and post company. Using remote approval sessions between its suites in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Embassy was able to complete the project in two weeks for the South African theater chain, Ster-Kinekor. Using these two tools from Cospective, Embassy has demonstrated a cohesive, efficient and client-friendly remote workflow for video review and approval.
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ARRI Inc. Promotes Stephan Ukas-Bradley to Director of Strategic Business Development and Technical Marketing
News: ARRI Inc. Promotes Stephan Ukas-Bradley to Director of Strategic Business Development and Technical MarketingARRI Inc. is pleased to announce Stephan Ukas-Bradley has been promoted to Director of Strategic Business Development and Technical Marketing. This newly created position allows Ukas-Bradley to further expand relationships with business, technology and creative decision makers, engage and support technology partners, in addition to coordinating efforts with ARRI’s R&D and business units in Munich, Germany.
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The Tiffen Company Debuts Three New Davis & Sanford Tripods
Introducing Brand New Monoped and Steady Stick 3QR Innovations as Well as An Addition to The Award-Winning Pro Elite Tripod Line
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, is introducing three new tripods from its Davis & Sanford brand – Pro Elite 6100-33, Monoped 64 and Steady Stick 3QR. “The new Davis & Sanford tripods go well beyond the traditional scenarios, incorporating forward-thinking concepts that our customers will find immensely useful in their quest for capturing that perfect shot,” says Steve Tiffen, President and CEO. “Innovations like the Monoped with its folding base and Steady Stick with its quick-release plate system offer more versatility, ease of use and better ergonomics for shooters.”
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32TEN Studios Produces Numerous Practical Effects for Hit Motion Picture "Noah"
News: 32TEN Studios Produces Numerous Practical Effects for Hit Motion Picture "Noah"32TEN Studios, a San Rafael (Marin, CA)-based company that provides production facilities and services, as well as practical effects services, to entertainment, advertising, community and corporate clientele, has produced numerous practical effects for Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises’ hit motion picture “Noah.”
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Lowel Expands Its Family of Professional LED Lighting with Two Outstanding Additions
News: Lowel Expands Its Family of Professional LED Lighting with Two Outstanding AdditionsNew Lowel Prime Location LED and PRO Lowel Power LED Debut at NAB 2014
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, today announced two new additions to the Lowel family of LED lights: Lowel Prime Location LED and Lowel PRO Power LED systems, unveiled at NAB 2014 in booth C8818.
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AOL Strikes Premium Motion Picture Deal With Miramax
Miramax Channel Will Bring Critically Acclaimed Movies to The AOL On Network for the First Time; New Partnership to Strengthen AOL’s Long-Form Video Offering
AOL Inc., a leader in premium online video, and Miramax today announced an agreement to bring critically acclaimed, full-length films to U.S. viewers, culminating in the launch of a new Movies experience that will be featured across The AOL On Network. Spanning a range of genres that will include Miramax iconic cult classics, comedies, awarded dramas as well as family and foreign films, this premium, long-form content will now be available to stream free-of-charge across all AOL On experiences including mobile, desktop, and connected devices, all viewed within the Miramax channel.
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TODD-SOUNDELUX Adds Multi-Talented Supervisors Joe Dzuban and Darren “Sunny” Warkentin to Creative Team
News: TODD-SOUNDELUX Adds Multi-Talented Supervisors Joe Dzuban and Darren “Sunny” Warkentin to Creative TeamPost production sound company TODD-SOUNDELUX today announced that Supervising Sound Editor/Re-recording Mixer Joe Dzuban and Supervising Sound Editor/Designer Darren “Sunny“ Warkentin have joined the organization.
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Legends of Storytelling Gather Once Again in Manhattan for the Filmmaking Event of the Year: "Sight, Sound & Story"
Three-time Academy Award-Winner Michael Kahn Joins This Year’s Lineup of Celebrated Artists, Editors and Filmmakers
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, today announced the all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for its special one-day event, "Sight, Sound & Story," held on June 14, 2014 at the French Institute in mid-town Manhattan. “Sight, Sound & Story" is one of the few events that brings together the community to celebrate the art of post-production.
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Calabash Animation Heads Back To The Office For Latest Lucky Charms Spot Targeting Adults
News: Calabash Animation Heads Back To The Office For Latest Lucky Charms Spot Targeting Adults “Cubicle” Latest Ad In Brand’s Recent Efforts Aimed At Older Cereal Lovers
Lucky Charms are definitely not just for kids. That’s a point made in a series of recent spots targeting adults consumers of the beloved cereal – the latest is “Cubicle” (:15), created by agency Saatchi & Saatchi, New York and featuring animation from the award-winning studio Calabash Animation.
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Quantic Dream Doubles Its Investment in Vicon to Deliver ‘Outstanding’ Performance Capture
News: Quantic Dream Doubles Its Investment in Vicon to Deliver ‘Outstanding’ Performance CaptureT-Series Upgrade Increases Full Performance Capture Space By Over 200% Helping Quantic Dream Achieve More with Less Technology
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, life science and engineering industries, today announced that Quantic Dream, the world renowned games studio, has invested in 38 additional T-Series T160 cameras. Having previously enlisted Vicon technology for PS3 exclusive titles, "Beyond: Two Souls" and "Heavy Rain," the recent investment will enable Quantic Dream to execute future high-profile projects in a larger full performance capture (FPC) space than ever before.
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MochaImport+ for NUKE Bridges Complex VFX Pipelines
New VFX Utility Provides Tight Integration Between NUKE’s Node-Based Workflow and Mocha Pro, Connecting High-End 3D and Stereo Compositing with Groundbreaking Planar Tracking
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, and mamoworld, innovative developer of motion graphics and VFX software, today announced the release of MochaImport+ for NUKE. The newest VFX utility application to come out of the long-standing partnership between Imagineer Systems and mamoworld, MochaImport+ for NUKE bridges data flow between NUKE and mocha Pro, allowing visual effects artists to work seamlessly on complex compositing and tracking projects using their “go to” visual effects applications.
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Troika Hires Creative Director Seton Kim
News: Troika Hires Creative Director Seton KimEmmy Award Winner Joins Branding Agency to Lead Creative for Entertainment & Sports Client Roster
Entertainment & marketing innovations agency Troika announces the hire of two-time Emmy Award-winning Creative Director Seton Kim. Kim brings over 20-year experience to Troika’s esteemed roster of Creative Directors, now a team of five that brings complimentary skillsets to the agency, including entertainment, sports, brand strategy and marketing innovations.
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Sonzero Directs Modern Family’s Julie Bowen in Oscar Spot
News: Sonzero Directs Modern Family’s Julie Bowen in Oscar SpotTop Celebrity Director Jim Sonzero’s Latest Neutrogena Spot Starring Julie Bowen Debuted During the Academy Awards.
Jim Sonzero of Sonzero Films, Los Angeles, has directed a new ad for Neutrogena starring Modern Family’s Julie Bowen. Conceived by New York agency Roberts + Langer DDB, the spot, which debuted during this year’s Academy Awards broadcast, presents Bowen in stunning close ups against a clean, minimalist environment. This is just the latest in a series of commercials that Sonzero has shot for Neutrogena. Other recent spots have starred Kerry Washington, Bella Thorne and Kristen Bell.
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DSLR Video Guru Barry Andersson Relies on Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone for Authenticity of Sound, Ease of Set up and Reliability
News: DSLR Video Guru Barry Andersson Relies on Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone for Authenticity of Sound, Ease of Set up and ReliabilityAuthor of The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook: Real World Production Techniques and Instructor of DSLR Dynamics Two-Day Masterclass Says Audio is 'Mission Critical'
As the video industry continues to experience unprecedented growth following the advent of DSLRs and the explosion of mobile devices, there has been a massive increase not just in the amount of video consumers, but also video content creators. Barry Andersson, author of The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook: Real World Production Techniques and instructor of DSLR Dynamics' two-day masterclass on video production, is helping thousands of aspiring filmmakers become intimately familiar with the tools they need to create professional looking — and sounding — DSLR-based videos. Andersson depends on his Sennheiser MKE 600 shotgun microphone to deliver consistently reliable and authentic sounding results.
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Sennheiser Mentorship Program Catapults Former Audio Student Zachary Templin into the Big Time With HBO Pay-Per-View
News: Sennheiser Mentorship Program Catapults Former Audio Student Zachary Templin into the Big Time With HBO Pay-Per-ViewTemplin Serves as A2 in HBO Pay-Per-View's First Boxing Event Outside the U.S.
Dr. Fritz Sennheiser, the founder of audio specialist Sennheiser [NAB booth C3217] would often say, "Luck is chance plus preparation." Since 2009, the company's Student Mentorship Program has been providing audio students real-world preparation to become audio professionals in the sports broadcasting industry, working in collaboration with top broadcast networks such as HBO and Fox Sports.
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Colorfront Debuts New Color Engine At NAB 2014
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced Colorfront Engine, a state-of-the art, managed color pipeline, which enables creative on-set look creation and ensures the vital color integrity of digital materials from camera-to-post. Colorfront Engine incorporates major color science breakthroughs, and makes its debut at NAB 2014, Las Vegas.
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HēLō Oscar-Winning Director Daniel Junge And Oscar Nominated Director Kief Davidson To Premiere Beyond The Brick: A Lego® Brickumentary At Tribeca Film Festival
First official fan-focused LEGO® documentary will feature voiceover by Jason Bateman
Oscar-winning director Daniel Junge, along with Oscar-nominated director Kief Davidson and HēLō celebrate one of the most iconic toy enterprises in BEYOND THE BRICK: A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY. The film, narrated by Jason Bateman, delves into all things surrounding the LEGO brick and the global phenomenon it has become. Produced by HēLō’s Brendan Kiernan and Justin Moore-Lewy, in conjunction with GEM Pictures, Tiburon Pictures, and Futuristic Films, the film will have its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, April 20th at New York City’s SVA Theater.
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Sennheiser Updates Customers on Pending Spectrum Reallocation While Encourages Microphone Owners to Support of its Petition to FCC
Company Predicts Wireless Microphone Operation in the 600 MHz Range Will Remain Status Quo Through 2016
Audio specialist Sennheiser, which continues to file comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in light of the pending spectrum auction scheduled to take place in 2015, has launched a website to keep its customers informed on recent developments concerning the future of wireless microphones and the UHF spectrum. The website (http://sennheiser.com/spectrum) also contains a sample support letter that microphone owners can download and use to express their own views to the FCC concerning equipment replacement costs they will incur as a result of spectrum reallocation.
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