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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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Neumann Launches Digital Version of its KH 120 Nearfield Studio Monitor
News: Neumann Launches Digital Version of its KH 120 Nearfield Studio MonitorEnhanced Version of KH 120 Features Digital Inputs, Time Delay Compensation
Premium audio brand Neumann announced the launch of its first digital studio monitor: the KH 120 D. Based on the KH 120 A small format studio monitor launched in 2010, the KH 120 D sets a new standard of sonic quality and price-performance ratio in the compact nearfield monitor segment. The KH 120 D will be on display at the Neumann booth at the 2014 NAB Show [booth C3217] and will be shipping this summer.
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Taillight Director Shane Drake’s Music Video for Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift’s ‘Highway Don’t Care,’ Featuring Keith Urban on Guitar, Takes Home The ACM’s Award For ‘Music Video of the Year’ After Garnering The Top Honor At The
News: Taillight Director Shane Drake’s Music Video for Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift’s ‘Highway Don’t Care,’ Featuring Keith Urban on Guitar, Takes Home The ACM’s Award For ‘Music Video of the Year’ After Garnering The Top Honor At TheDrake Continues His Sweep Of The ‘Video of the Year’ Category With A Second Consecutive ACM Win For The Acclaimed Collaborative Video
Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift’s music video, ‘Highway Don’t Care,’ directed by Shane Drake of Taillight, and featuring Keith Urban on guitar, followed up its recent win at the 47th CMA’s with a second ‘Video of the Year’ award from the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM).
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Colorfront Launches Express Dailies 2014 And On-Set Dailies 2014 With Transkoder
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic television and commercials, today introduced the latest 2014 versions of its industry-leading dailies software – Express Dailies 2014 and On-Set Dailies 2014 with the new Transkoder option. Colorfront will show both new products during NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
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Colorfront Transkoder 2014 Attracts Major Broadcasters Worldwide
Colorfront, 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 it has made multi-license sales of On-Set Dailies 2014 with Transkoder option (OSD Transkoder), its standalone, automated system for fast, high-quality digital file conversion, to major broadcasters worldwide, in advance of its US debut at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
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camBLOCK Shows Adventure Motion Control System!
News: camBLOCK Shows Adventure Motion Control System!New Film-Making Tool To Create Special Effects, Motion Time-Lapse And Animation Footage
camBLOCK shows the camBLOCK Adventure - a fully featured, ultra-portable motion control camera system available to demo today at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas.
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Ross Video Acquires Unreel LLC—and Makes The Studio of The Future Available Now
Today, Ross Video announced that it has acquired Massachusetts-based Unreel LLC, a leading augmented reality (AR) and virtual set (VS) solutions provider. The acquisition makes Ross Video the only company in the broadcast industry that’s able to offer a single-vendor turnkey AR/VS studio solution. This state-of-the-art “Studio of the Future” will be on display at NAB 2014.
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Colorfront Licenses ProRes for On-Set Dailies
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, and high-end episodic television and commercials, today announced that Colorfront On-Set Dailies now supports encoding to Apple ProRes on OS X and Windows.
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ARRI Unveils L5 LED Fresnel
News: ARRI Unveils L5 LED FresnelARRI is pleased to announce the newest member of the L-Series, the compact and lightweight L5. The L-Series started with the L7, an LED Fresnel with the same light qualities as a traditional tungsten Fresnel but with the added features of full CCT tuneability and color selection. The L5 now extends this successful line of products in a smaller, more portable form.
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ARRI Electronic Control System To Include More Camera and Lens Compatibility
News: ARRI Electronic Control System To Include More Camera and Lens CompatibilityARRI’s Electronic Control System is a sophisticated toolset for remote camera and lens control. It includes the award-winning WCU-4 wireless hand unit, which displays extensive lens data when used with ALEXA Plus and Studio cameras, as well as its smaller companion, the SXU-1 single axis hand unit controlling either focus, iris, or zoom. A range of new motor controllers gives the Electronic Control System complete operational autonomy, allowing the WCU-4 and other system elements to be used with all types of cameras, including the new ARRI AMIRA cameras and other third-party cameras.
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Chris Manley Asc, Director Of Photography For “Mad Men” Appears On The Go Creative Show!
News: Chris Manley Asc, Director Of Photography For “Mad Men” Appears On The Go Creative Show!Chris Manley, Director of Photography for the hit AMC series “Mad Men” joins Ben Consoli on the Go Creative Show to discuss the finale season of Mad Men, his extensive TV career and his upcoming film, Matthew Weiner’s “You Are Here” starring Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler, and Owen Wilson.
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Sachtler V-Mount Digital Battery and Fast Charger Series Launching at NAB 2014
News: Sachtler V-Mount Digital Battery and Fast Charger Series  Launching at NAB 2014New Lines are Uniquely Optimized to Power Today's Cameras and Auxiliary Equipment
Sachtler®, a Vitec Group brand and world leading producer of camera support equipment, will introduce its new V-Mount Digital Battery Series and Fast Charger Series at NAB 2014. The high performance V-Mount Digital Battery Series enhances Sachtler's industry leading roster of products with a battery line optimized specifically to power the digital cameras now being used for broadcast, cinema, and new media production. The Fast Charger Series supports the V-mount battery with a new algorithm that ensures the fastest available charging sequence while delivering superior energy efficiency. Sachtler will unveil these innovative lines at their exhibit (booth #C6025) at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas, which runs April 7-10.
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Pictorvision Announces the MINI-ECLIPSE Stabilized Aerial and Ground Head
Pictorvision, the leaders in gyro stabilized camera systems, is pleased to announce the mini-Eclipse™, the first compact head designed specifically for both the air and ground. This breakthrough is made possible by the next generation of stabilization technology: Gen-V™.
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Frankie Simplifies the Remote Video Review-and-Approval Workflow at Drive Thru
Postproduction Company Makes Use of Flexible Review Platform for Its Ad Campaigns
Frankie, the browser-based and interactive video review tool from the maker of Academy Award™-winning cineSync, is a key part of the review-and-approval process for the commercial campaigns of Drive Thru. Based in Minneapolis, Drive Thru is a production and postproduction company that relies on Frankie during sales pitches, throughout its internal creative process and for collaborative review-and-approval sessions with clients. With Frankie, companies like Drive Thru now have an innovative tool to streamline the creation and approval process in the era of remote postproduction workflows.
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Adobe Reveals Next Wave of Innovation for Creative Cloud Video Apps at NAB
Major Updates and New Features Turbo-charge Video Workflows, Outpacing the Competition
(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced plans to significantly update all the video apps in Adobe Creative Cloud and will showcase these innovations at the NAB 2014 show in Las Vegas next week. Milestone feature additions, expected to ship in the next coming months, include major updates to Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC, designed to make everyday tasks easier and faster, enabling video professionals to create stunning videos, TV shows, films and commercials more efficiently. At NAB Adobe is also unveiling new features for Adobe Anywhere, the collaborative workflow platform that empowers teams using Adobe professional video apps to work together as they access and manage centralized media and assets across virtually any network.
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"Game of Thrones" Wins Outstanding Location TV Program "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" Wins Outstanding Location Feature Film at the 1st Annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards
Alexander Payne, Haskell Wexler, Scott Dewees and Sheri Davis Receive Special Honors Billy Crystal and Cheryl Boone Isaacs Among Presenters
The Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) announced the winners of its 1st Annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards, presented by the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment. The event honored the outstanding and creative contributions of Location Professionals in six categories of film, television and commercials during the black-tie ceremony at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. The awards took place before an audience of 450, including LMGA members, industry executives and press. LMGA President Nancy Haecker presided over the ceremony with comedian Jamie Kaler serving as host.
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Codex Announce Workflow Solution for Phantom Flex4K Camera
News: Codex Announce Workflow Solution for Phantom Flex4K CameraCodex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, is working with Vision Research to provide a robust and powerful workflow for the Phantom Flex4K camera. Already widely used around the world with many different cameras, Codex Vault is a mobile workflow device that supports the rapid transfer of the digital camera originals from the Phantom for review, post production and archiving.
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RE:Vision Effects releases ReelSmart Motion Blur 5 with GPU support for After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Media Composer, Motion, Nuke, Premiere Pro, Scratch, and Vegas Pro
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 with GPU support for: Adobe® After Effects®; Apple®; Final Cut Pro®; Avid® Media Composer®, Symphony® and Newscutter®; The Foundry Nuke™; Adobe Premiere Pro®; Assimilate Scratch®; and Sony® Vegas® Pro.
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The Academy’s Christian Sorensen Hansen Stays Uncompromised For Audi
News: The Academy’s Christian Sorensen Hansen Stays Uncompromised For AudiThe Academy director Christian Sorensen Hansen delivers a candid, artful glimpse into the lives of passionate and uncompromising individuals in the seven-spot web campaign, “Uncompromised Portraits,” for Audi out of Venables Bell & Partners, San Francisco, CA. Each :60 chronicles the lives of various creators including a chef, painting duo, female boxer, actress, photojournalist and the ever-hilarious actor/writer/comedian Rick Gervais.
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Deluxe New York Mixes Aronofsky's Noah With Dolby® Atmos™
News: Deluxe New York Mixes Aronofsky's Noah With Dolby® Atmos™Major Dolby Atmos Stage at Deluxe New York Used for Mixing Darren Aronofsky's Epic Production
Deluxe New York, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company, is proud to announce that the makers of Paramount Pictures' epic feature Noah selected Deluxe's new mixing stage at 435 Hudson Street to create the soundscape for director Darren Aronofsky's powerful feature film. The theater—among the largest Dolby Atmos capable sound stages in New York—was the site where Skip Lievsay, the recent recipient of an Oscar for "Gravity," and Craig Henighan mixed the film, utilizing the powerful, lifelike sound made possible by Dolby Atmos technology.
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Christie Vive Audio Helps Dolby Atmos Power Grupo Cinemex’s CinemeXtremo Auditoriums In Mexico
News: Christie Vive Audio Helps Dolby Atmos Power Grupo Cinemex’s CinemeXtremo Auditoriums In MexicoChristie®, the world’s dominant brand in the digital cinema projection market, announced that Grupo Cinemex, the sixth largest cinema chain worldwide, is installing Christie Vive Audio™ surround sound solutions in their current CinemeXtremo auditoriums powered by Dolby® Atmos™ sound technology. Dolby Atmos unleashes the full potential of sound by allowing filmmakers to easily place or move sounds anywhere in the movie theater with object-based audio to create a lifelike, virtual reality audio landscape. With these installations, Cinemex becomes the chain with the largest number of premium auditoriums in Latin America to feature the unrivaled combination of Dolby Atmos and Christie Vive Audio.
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RE:Vision Effects announces Twixtor 6 with GPU support for Nuke and Scratch.
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces Twixtor® 6 with GPU support for The Foundry Nuke and Assimilate Scratch. Create highly engaging slow motion shots with Twixtor without the cost of renting a high speed camera. In order to achieve its unparalleled image quality, Twixtor synthesizes unique new frames by warping and interpolating frames of the original sequence by employing RE:Vision's proprietary tracking technology that calculates motion for each individual pixel.
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OTOY Updates OctaneRender™ Software and Introduces .ORBX, a Powerful New Interchange File Format Supported Across More than a Dozen 3D Modeling Applications
Designed in Collaboration with Autodesk and Mozilla, New Format Houses Comprehensive Computer-Generated Scene Data at the Subatomic Level for Perfect Rendering Across Mediums
At the 2014 Game Developer Conference (http://www.gdconf.com/), cloud graphics pioneer, OTOY Inc., today released the newest update to its acclaimed OctaneRender™ software, introducing new features and flexibility for artists and animators, and a powerful new interchange file format called .ORBX. The .ORBX file format houses a comprehensive array of computer-generated scene data, enabling the most precise renderings possible across 15 of the top 3D modeling applications. Version 1.5 of OctaneRender™ is now available as a standalone client and via Octane Cloud Workstation with updated plugins for 3D applications rolling out shortly.
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Bungie’s Destiny® to Use Faceware
Bungie Chooses Faceware’s Facial Mo-Cap Products to Help Breathe Life into Destiny’s Characters
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that video game developer, Bungie, Inc., has chosen to use Faceware’s Professional Facial Motion Capture Product Line to add lifelike expressions and human-realistic emotions to Destiny’s characters.
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Cospective, Maker of cineSync, Releases Frankie 2.3 with Full Screen Mode
News: Cospective, Maker of cineSync, Releases Frankie 2.3 with Full Screen ModeUpgrade Includes File Download Option, Review Labels and Improved Upload Speeds
Cospective released Frankie 2.3, an update of its browser-based video review tool that now allows users to review video in full screen mode and download original media files. These significant additions, along with increased upload speeds and many other fixes, will greatly enhance the user experience of Frankie. Ad agencies, production companies and postproduction facilities now have an even faster, more efficient tool for internal video review as well as for client review and approval.
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Hostage’s Ruben Latre Directs Compelling Samsung Social Responsibility Campaign
News: Hostage’s Ruben Latre Directs Compelling Samsung Social Responsibility CampaignFor the second year in a row, Samsung selected Ruben Latre of Hostage Films to direct and shoot the media campaign dedicated to its international social responsibility service. Latre travelled to Istanbul, Turkey to film "The Samsung Academy", a vocational training program giving opportunities to young men and women from low-income families.
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Legend3D Enters Strategic Partnership with Imagineer Systems
Leading 2D-to-3D Stereo Conversion Company Integrates Imagineer Technology within Award-Winning Conversion and VFX Pipeline to Add Increased Efficiency to 3D Film Production
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, today announced a strategic partnership with world-renowned 2D-to-3D stereo conversion company Legend3D. Imagineer Systems recently completed an innovative R&D initiative, optimizing integration of mocha Pro with Legend3D’s proprietary VFX tools. The new workflow features mocha Pro fully integrated into the Legend3D conversion and visual effects pipeline in its Southern California and India facilities. For 2D-to-3D conversions, mocha Pro is used for multiple processes including segmentation and clean plating: the process to recreate and fill in background pixels that do not exist in the 2D version. This custom development gave Legend3D access to Imagineer’s engineering team, resulting in a streamlined workflow for mocha Pro and Legend3D’s internal systems. With support for up to 325 artists, Legend3D represents the largest mocha Pro installation to date.
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Kenneth Copeland Ministries Reaches Millions of People Around the World with Sennheiser and Neumann
News: Kenneth Copeland Ministries Reaches Millions of People Around the World with Sennheiser and NeumannSennheiser 2000 Series Wireless System and Neumann KK 204 Capsules Play an Integral Role in KCM's Mobile Worship Team, With Live Broadcasts from Around the U.S.
Kenneth Copeland Ministries has been an important contributor in the Christian community since 1967, reaching over 60 million people through its various faith-based outreach activities. In addition to the KCM broadcasts, which reach an international audience of over 100 countries, the Ministry regularly provides humanitarian and disaster assistance through its KCM Relief Fund, which recently helped provide Haiti with $2.7 million of medical supplies and 7,000 pounds of antibiotics. KCM broadcasts its meetings from various arenas, conferences centers and ballrooms around the country using Sennheiser wireless equipment combined with microphone capsules from Neumann.
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