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Five SMPTE® Members Earn Academy Awards® for Scientific and Technical Achievement
News: Five SMPTE® Members Earn Academy Awards® for Scientific and Technical AchievementFlorian Kainz, Joshua Pines, David Reisner, and David Register Earn Technical Achievement Awards; Peter W. Anderson, ASC Earns Gordon E. Sawyer Award
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 five SMPTE members have been recognized with prestigious awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards honor the men, women, and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding, and lasting ways to motion pictures.
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Pronology’s Asset Management Software Shines at The 2014 Oscars®
News: Pronology’s Asset Management Software Shines at The 2014 Oscars®Web-Based Solution Offered Collaborative On-Site Content Management
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, was behind-the-scenes for this year’s 86th Academy Awards® telecast providing the star-studded event with its latest asset management solutions. Pronology’s user-friendly interface provided the production staff with an unprecedented level of visibility and creative control over the thousands of assets that are part of a show of this magnitude.
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Sony Pictures Imageworks’ Jeremy Selan Receives Scientific and Technical Achievement Award for OpenColorIO from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences
News: Sony Pictures Imageworks’ Jeremy Selan Receives Scientific and Technical Achievement Award for OpenColorIO from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and SciencesSony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) is pleased to announce that Jeremy Selan, the facility’s Imaging Supervisor, will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) with a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award for his role in developing the open source color management framework OpenColorIO.
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January Educational Webcast
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SMPTE U.K. Regional Seminar To Focus On Effective Use Of IP Networks For Digital Media Workflows
Seminar Will Pack IP Technology Essentials for All Media Professionals Into Engaging One-Day Events 11 and 12 Feb. in London and Salford
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 is bringing its "Digital Media: Production to Distribution Using IP" seminar to the U.K. in February. Led by SMPTE Fellow Bruce Devlin and Ben Davenport of AmberFin on 11 Feb. in London and 12 Feb. in Salford, the U.K. Regional Seminar will address the use of media over IT networks in both streaming and file-based workflows.
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SMPTE Announces Leadership for Key 2014 Events
Planning Begins for 2014 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema, SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, and Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age Conference
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 individuals who will lead program organization and execution for the 2014 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC), SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, and Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference.
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SMPTE Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement to Encourage Spending With a Purpose
Dec. 3 Day of Giving Provides Powerful Reminder That Donations Are Instrumental in SMPTE's Success in Education and Standards Work
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 joined #GivingTuesday, a first-of-its-kind effort to leverage the power of charities, families, businesses, and individuals to inspire people to take collaborative action in giving to the causes they support in better and smarter ways, improving their communities, and helping to create a better world.
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AMPAS Invites Four SMPTE Members to Serve on Science and Technology Council
SMPTE Members Represent Majority of New Additions to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Council
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 four of its members — Wendy Aylsworth, Douglas Greenfield, Rob Hummel, and Beverly Pasterczyk — have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
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Visual Effects Society Names Founder and CEO of Illumination Entertainment Chris Meledandri as Keynote Speaker at 2013 VES Summit
Andrew Merkin, Head of Special Projects and Transmedia at Mirada Studios and Max Michael, Head of Business Development, Asia at UTA Among Highlighted Speakers
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, announced Chris Meledandri, Founder, CEO, Producer at Illumination Entertainment as Keynote Speaker at its 5th annual Summit, “A New Reality: Content Creation and Distribution.” The daylong interactive forum on October 26th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem solving in a TED Talks-like atmosphere.
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Award-Winning Image-Science Expert Bill Feightner Joins Colorfront As CTO
News: Award-Winning Image-Science Expert Bill Feightner Joins Colorfront As CTOColorfront, 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 the appointment of multi-award-winning, image-science expert, Bill Feightner, as its new chief technology officer.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Business Roundtables for 2013 VES Summit
Women in VFX, Facilities of the Future, Crowd Sourcing Funds, Virtual Studios and The Art of the Deal in Content Creation Among 12 Featured Interactive Sessions
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, announced 12 Business Roundtable Discussions set for its 5th annual Summit, “A New Reality: Content Creation and Distribution.” The daylong interactive forum on October 26th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem solving in an atmosphere akin to TED Talks. Business Roundtable moderators include senior executives from Walt Disney Studios, Paradigm Talent Agency, Method Studios, The Third Floor, Scarecrow Visual Effects and Digital District. Sessions include:
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Visual Effects Society Announces Featured Sessions for 2013 VES Summit
Former AMPAS Presidents Forum, NASA/JPL Mars Curiosity Rover Expert and VFX Experts Panel on New Models for Profitability
The Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, has announced several featured sessions set for its 5th annual Summit, “A New Reality: Content Creation and Distribution.” The daylong interactive forum on October 26th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem-solving in an atmosphere akin to TED Talks. Prominent speakers sharing insights into the elements for success in the new VFX landscape will include:
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Major Broadcasters And Productions Reap Time And Money Savings With Cinedeck Tapeless Workflows
News: Major Broadcasters And Productions Reap Time And Money Savings With Cinedeck Tapeless WorkflowsIBC 2013, Hall 10F.39 – Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, has revealed how major broadcasters, production companies, rental facilities and Hollywood post houses, are reaping significant productivity rewards, saving precious time and money, after implementing Cinedeck recorders in place of traditional tapedecks across episodic TV, live and mobile OB productions.
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Daystrom Appoints Steven B. Cohen to Lead 4K Initiative
News: Daystrom Appoints Steven B. Cohen to Lead 4K InitiativeFormer Sony Pictures and Ascent Media technologist to assist in launch of software-defined workflow systems for managing high-resolution and high-frame rate data files.
Daystrom Technology Group, a California-based specialist in high-performance workflows and durable storage, has hired Steven B. Cohen as Solutions Architect to lead their new 4K workflow automation and storage initiative. Cohen brings broad expertise in digital technologies for film and television production through posts with Sony Pictures Studios, Ascent Media Group, Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition and Cohen Communications, Inc.
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SMPTE Awards 'Fellow' Status to 14 Exemplary Members of Motion Picture, TV, and Related 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, has awarded the Fellow grade of SMPTE membership to 14 industry leaders. Fellow status is conferred upon individuals who have, by proficiency and contributions, attained an outstanding rank among engineers or executives in the motion picture, television, or related industries.
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MPSE’s 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Tees Off September 9th
News: MPSE’s 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Tees Off September 9th
All-day event benefits the Motion Picture & Television Fund and the MPSE’s Ethel Crutcher Scholarship Fund.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will host its 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, September 9th, at Malibu Golf Club in Malibu California. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) and the MPSE’s Ethel Crutcher Scholarship Fund and will be pledged in memory of Charles L. Campbell.
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Boxx Communications Provides Panavision with Award-Winning Boxx TV Meridian Wireless Systems
News: Boxx Communications Provides Panavision with Award-Winning Boxx TV Meridian Wireless SystemsBoxx Communications is bringing Boxx TV’s award-winning technology to Panavision with the delivery of 12 more Boxx TV Meridian Wireless Microwave Broadcast Systems.
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SIGGRAPH 2013 Partners with Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Keynote Session
SIGGRAPH 2013 is pleased to announce a partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to bring the Marc Davis Lecture Series to Anaheim for its Keynote Session on 22 July 2013. During this session, eight distinguished animation film directors will share their years of experience along complex paths to filmmaking success.
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Proof Founder & Creative Director Ron Frankel to Speak on the Role of Previs in Filmmaking at Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Craft Series, During FMX Event in Germany, and at Inaugural Production Pipeline Expo
News: Proof Founder & Creative Director Ron Frankel to Speak on the Role of Previs in Filmmaking at Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Craft Series, During FMX Event in Germany, and at Inaugural Production Pipeline ExpoRon Frankel, the Founder and Creative Director of Proof Inc., one of the film industry's leading pre-visualization houses, will participate in three high profile industry events in the coming weeks. Mr. Frankel is participating in these events to promote the critically important role of Previs within the filmmaking industry.
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The Foundry and Luxology Join Forces
News: The Foundry and Luxology Join ForcesCombined group will provide a new avenue for computer graphics production
Leading visual effects software developer, The Foundry, today announced its merger with Luxology. The two companies are a great fit in terms of technology and markets. The combined portfolio will open doors to new ways of working, providing artists and designers with increased creative choice.
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Ira Tiffen New VP of Motion Picture Filters for Schneider Optics
News: Ira Tiffen New VP of Motion Picture Filters for Schneider OpticsIra Tiffen has joined Schneider Optics, Inc., as Vice President of Motion Picture Filters. He will have overall responsibility for the division, including production, marketing and product development.
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Volker Bahnemann Cinematography Awards Honor Pepe Avila Del Pino and Hunter Baker
ARRI is proud to announce the second annual Volker Bahnemann Cinematography Awards have been presented to Hunter Baker (undergraduate division) and Pepe Avila Del Pino (graduate division), two talented cinematography students of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television. The honorees were selected by faculty based on rigorous criteria, keeping in mind Bahnemann’s legacy, which has become synonymous with excellence in cinematography.
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Digital Vision to Show Nucoda "ACES" Workflow and Key Software Enhancements
Digital Vision has announced significant enhancements to its Nucoda color grading platform, providing increased workflow capabilities and additional tools for grading, pre-grading and stereoscopic projects. At NAB the company will unveil the Nucoda Film Master ACES workflow, a new end-to-end solution developed by the Science and Technology Council (STC) of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS).
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Sony Professional Solutions to Open Digital Motion Picture Center at Sony Pictures Studios
Industry-wide Resource for Training and Education will Support Transition to Digital Workflows for Filmmakers
Sony’s Professional Solutions of America group (PSA) unveiled its Digital Motion Picture Center (DMPC) on Stage 7 last night at Sony Pictures Studios. Officially opening May 1, the Center will offer hands-on training for directors, cinematographers and other professionals in the film and television production industries on the use of Sony’s groundbreaking F65 CineAlta™ digital motion picture camera and the production workflows supporting this new, state-of-the art digital acquisition system.
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FUJIFILM Highlights New Lenses, Storage Solutions, FinePix camera
New Optical Lenses, Storage Solutions, Motion Picture Products And FinePix Real 3D W3 Digital Camera Highlight Annual Show
In order to meet the ever-changing needs of the broadcasting industry, FUJIFILM today announced that for the first time, the company will present several different products – including new lenses, storage solutions, motion picture film and the FinePix REAL 3D W3 digital camera – at the 2011 NAB Show, held April 11-14 in Las Vegas under the FUJIFILM brand.
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Tweak Software Releases RV Integration Package for Nuke
News: Tweak Software Releases RV Integration Package for NukeRV’s advanced playback helps artists get more out of The Foundry’s Nuke
Tweak Software, makers of RV, the next generation image and sequence viewer for VFX and animation artists, and The Foundry, the world-leading visual effects software developer, announced today the release of RV/Nuke integration. The new package brings high-performance RV playback to Nuke and enables a seamless workflow that takes advantage of the best features of both Nuke and RV.
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Red Giant's Powerful 3D Particle System Trapcode Particular is Now Available for NUKE
The Foundry, a leading developer of visual effects software whose products have been used to make globally acclaimed movies such as "Avatar", "District 9" and the "Harry Potter" franchise, is pleased to announce that Red Giant Software's Trapcode Particular is now available for its high-end compositor NUKE.
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Pinewood Studios Group Adds Northlight Scanner to New Restoration Facility
Sci-Tech Award-winning scanner will be used to restore titles from StudioCanal British Library
Pinewood Studios Group has acquired a Northlight 2 film scanner from FilmLight for use in its newly-established media preservation, restoration and archive facility.
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Cinesite ramps up its compositing department with Nuke investment
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has heavily expanded its compositing department by investing in a site licence of The Foundry’s Nuke compositing software. This allows the facility to host a significant number of additional seats for its visual effects artists.
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FilmLight Wins Four AMPAS Scientific and Technical Awards
Company’s Development Team Honoured for Northlight, Baselight and Truelight
Eight years is all it took for FilmLight to grow from a very small start-up to the brand leader in digital film technology. The reward for this has now arrived - an unprecedented sweep of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Sci-Tech awards, recognising the achievements of ten of FilmLight's founding engineers in every one of the company's three main product lines.
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Academy Sci Tech Awards To Fete ARRISCAN Innovators
In recognition of the critical role played by science and technology in the movie making process, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences will honor 15 achievements at the annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation – among them will be three individuals for the development of the ARRISCAN film scanner.
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AMWA Workflow Seminar Panel Includes Leading Studio Officers
Hollywood Seminar on advanced media workflows will feature industry experts speaking about their experiences with file-based production
For the first time, the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is pleased to co-sponsor this seminar that brings together production and post-production experts, vendors and users to explore the current generation of file based workflows and future expectations.
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Weta Digital buys Nuke site licence
Leading visual effects software developer, The Foundry, today announced that Weta Digital, New Zealand’s premier multi-award winning VFX studio, has purchased a site licence of Nuke to enhance its in-house pipeline.
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Industrial Light & Magic Purchases Site Licence Of Nuke
Leading visual effects software developer, The Foundry, today announced that Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Lucasfilm Ltd’s multiple Academy Award-winning visual effects studio, has purchased a site licence of Nuke to complement its in-house pipeline.
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The Foundry Announces Management Buyout Led By Advent Venture Partners
Leading visual effects software developer, The Foundry, whose software products have been used to make many of the past year’s biggest motion pictures, today announced a management buyout for an undisclosed sum led by Advent Venture Partners.
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Cinematographers Capture Lasting Images, Top Honors with Cooke Lenses
The Assassination of Jesse James, American Gangster, and the Bourne Ultimatum Lensed Using Cooke S4
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