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Director Nick Losq Joins Bully Pictures
News: Director Nick Losq Joins Bully PicturesDirector Nick Losq, whose work combines humor and natural performances with cutting-edge visual effects, has joined Bully Pictures for advertising projects.
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New Lexus ES and IS Spots from Team One and RSA Director Laurence Dunmore Feature Artful VFX and Finishing Artistry of Brewster Parsons
News: New Lexus ES and IS Spots from Team One and RSA Director Laurence Dunmore Feature Artful VFX and Finishing Artistry of Brewster ParsonsTwo new spots respectively showcasing the 2015 Lexus ES and IS luxury sport sedans debuted last week thanks to the brand's executives' partnership with Team One Advertising, RSA Films director Laurence Dunmore and artists at Brewster Parsons and Cut & Run. Painstakingly crafted to give each a unique identity while reflecting the current direction for the brand, both the Lexus ES "Remember" and Lexus IS "No Good Deed" spots debuted earlier in September and will continue to air during high-profile broadcast and cable programming over the weeks ahead.
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Asbury PR Agency and Bridge Strategic Communications Form Strategic Alliance to Offer PR and Marketing Service to Diverse Clients
News: Asbury PR Agency and Bridge Strategic Communications Form Strategic Alliance to Offer PR and Marketing Service to Diverse ClientsTwo of the entertainment industry’s most experienced and respected public relations practitioners, Stu Zakim, founder of New York City-based Bridge Strategic Communications, and Dan Harary, founder of Beverly Hills, CA-based Asbury PR Agency, have formed a strategic alliance. The two agency owners have joined forces to offer media and entertainment industry clients, across all sectors, full-service public relations, promotional, social media, and marketing services, on a national basis.
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LightWave 3D Group Offers $695 LightWave 11.6 Crossgrade to 2D and 3D Artists
News: LightWave 3D Group Offers $695 LightWave 11.6 Crossgrade to 2D and 3D ArtistsAdd the powerful, Easy-To-Use Modeling, Rendering and Animation Tools in Lightwave 3D to any Creative Pipeline at an Exclusive Price
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., is offering a $695 (USD) crossgrade price for a full license of LightWave 11.6 software to current owners of other 2D and 3D software programs—a savings of $800 over the current $1495 (USD) retail price of LightWave. The $695 crossgrade offer is set to end September 30, 2014.
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Ross Video Introduces XPression Maps At IBC 2014
News: Ross Video Introduces XPression Maps At IBC 2014Today, Ross Video announces that it will showcase XPression Maps, a powerful new broadcast mapping solution at IBC 2014. Built in partnership with Austrian company, ARTS Computer Technologies GmbH, a world leader in computer graphics and mapping technology, XPression Maps can be configured as a fully-featured desktop application for designers, or as a central server for templated maps creation from newsroom client plug-ins.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc.
Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc., a leading developer of high end digital compositing, visual effects and motion graphics software for the feature film, commercial, television and broadcast industries. eyeon, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackmagic Design.
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Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Introduces Enhanced Integration With Adobe Creative Cloud
News: Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Introduces Enhanced Integration With Adobe Creative CloudSNS EVO ShareBrowser Client Update Provides Metadata Export and Cloud Integration for Latest Release of Adobe Creative Cloud
Conference Hall 7, Stand 7.J05 - Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer of shared storage solutions for film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced new integrations for Adobe® Creative Cloud® users with EVO ShareBrowser. New features provided increased portability of custom metadata tags in ShareBrowser and a dedicated workspace for Adobe Creative Cloud user storage.
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IBC 2014: Shotgun Software Expanded Engineering Team Is on Fire
Autodesk Introduces Shotgun to Flame Family
At IBC 2014, Autodesk unveils Flame 2015 visual effects software Extension 2, with included support for Shotgun Software, a cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management platform.
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Vision Globale Enables Truelight Profiling of Tablets and Phones
Vision Globale announces the availability of TL-Mobile, an iOS and Android app to profile the display of tablets and phones with the Truelight software from Filmlight. The app allows tl-cal to measure and profile the display of the device just like traditional displays. The app can be used to qualify the color accuracy of mobile devices to review dailies or approval copies. It can also be used with Truelight to generate custom LUTs to burn into dailies applications. This app has been developed at Vision Globale to insure color accuracy across all steps of production and postproduction. Truelight software from Filmlight and a compatible probe are required.
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Athena Studios Currently in Production on New Stop Motion Animated Short Film "Mermaids on Mars"
News: Athena Studios Currently in Production on New Stop Motion Animated Short Film "Mermaids on Mars"Athena Studios, an Emeryville, CA-based company specializing in animation for film and multimedia clients, is currently in production on a new, stop-motion animated short film entitled “Mermaids on Mars.” The announcement was made today by Jon V. Peters, Founder of Athena Studios and Director of the new film.
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AXIOM Beta: The First Open Digital Cinema Camera Crowd Funding Campaign Launched
News: AXIOM Beta: The First Open Digital Cinema Camera Crowd Funding Campaign LaunchedAXIOM Beta is a Professional Digital Image Capturing Platform For Filmmakers, By Filmmakers.
We have been working towards this moment for almost 3 years now. We had ups and downs but never got to a point when giving up was any of the valid options. A number of people suggested we should find another, proper job instead, after hearing what we were up to. We managed to build a prototype from a shoestring budget because of a team that has been donating their hearts and souls to get closer to the ultimate goal of putting power with cameras back into the hands of their users. Now it's time to rally the supporters. This next step we can only take together with you.
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eyeball Unfolds The World of SERVPRO With CG-Integrated Brand Campaign Via The Buntin Group
News: eyeball Unfolds The World of SERVPRO With CG-Integrated Brand Campaign Via The Buntin GroupCreative strategic design agency eyeball recently reunited with SERVPRO agency of record The Buntin Group to create a new campaign that expands on the image of the water and fire damage restoration service provider with photo-real CG animation, as well as practical visual effects.
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Full-Service Production Company Shuttlecraft Launches In New York
News: Full-Service Production Company Shuttlecraft Launches In New YorkIndustry Vets Ronnie Koff and Dan Dickenson Partner on New Venture
Shuttlecraft, a full-service production company founded by partners Ronnie Koff and Dan Dickenson, has just opened its New York studio. Specializing in high-end, cinematic visual storytelling, Shuttlecraft is a boutique offering live-action and post-production services, including VFX, animation, editorial, compositing and finishing. Koff, formerly of Imaginary Forces, will serve as Executive Creative Director; and Dickenson, founder of international directing collective Supergoober, will act as Managing Partner/Executive Producer. Robert Berman will serve as Executive Producer.
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The Hollywood Post Alliance Announces Nominees for the 2014 HPA Awards
Gala Awards Event Takes Place November 6, 2014
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced its nominees for the 2014 HPA Awards, the 9th annual unveiling of these honors. The Awards honor excellence in post production while bringing recognition to the creative achievements of individuals and companies as well as creative excellence and groundbreaking technologies within the post production industry. The HPA Awards are considered the standard bearer for excellence and innovation in the industry.
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Sarofsky Corp. Proudly Presents Celebrated "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Main-On-End Titles Responsible for Catapulting Growing Company into Marvel Universe and Beyond
News: Sarofsky Corp. Proudly Presents Celebrated "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Main-On-End Titles Responsible for Catapulting Growing Company into Marvel Universe and BeyondFive years ago, Sarofsky Corp. president and owner Erin Sarofsky launched her own shop in Chicago, the city she loves, aiming to provide her patent, design-driven production services to leaders in the advertising and entertainment industries worldwide. Over the years, both her reputation and her business have grown, as she has seized opportunities to collaborate with the likes of Anthony and Joe Russo, for whom her first project was creating the main titles for their hit TV series "Community" back in 2009.
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New DFS Campaign By aWHITELABEL/Sibling RIvalry Product Captures "The Wonder Of Travel"
News: New DFS Campaign By aWHITELABEL/Sibling RIvalry Product Captures "The Wonder Of Travel"Aligned Companies, Multidisciplinary Talents Unite To Bring The Pages Of Lush Travel Journals To Life
aWHITELABEL/Sibling Rivalry product has completed a new campaign for T Galleria by DFS campaign, which is told through the pages of a classic travel journal. Developed in collaboration with agency AR New York, the 360 campaign was directed by aWHITELABEL/SR product’s Mikon van Gastel, who creative directed the project through completion via design studio Sibling Rivalry.
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Harpoon Pictures Director Alejandro Toledo Puts the California Lottery in the Hands of an Army
The anticipation of playing the lottery is as intense as an army waiting for their Commander to call out his order. In order to capture this moment the California Lottery and their agency, Casanova Pendrill, turned to Harpoon Pictures’ Director, Alejandro Toledo to really create an explosion of emotions when revealing those little scratch-offs in his latest, titled “Speech.”
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SolidAnim and SolidTrack: Combined Solution for Virtual Production Launches at IBC 2014
SolidAnim, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, is introducing a new version of SolidTrack, combined with its motion capture solution, at IBC 2014.
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Three of Change Brings the National Geographic Museums New 9 x 16 Foot Video Wall to Life!
News: Three of Change Brings the National Geographic Museums New 9 x 16 Foot Video Wall to Life!How does the world’s largest scientific and educational non-profit organization enhance it’s iconic campus? They call on Three of Change of course! See how our latest project brought the National Geographic Museums new 9 x 16 foot video wall to life!
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Visual Effects Society Announces the Release of The VES Handbook of Visual Effects: Industry Standard VFX Practices and Procedures, 2nd Edition
Praised by Stakeholders as the Definitive Industry Bible for VFX
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, proudly announced the release of the much-anticipated 2nd edition of The VES Handbook of Visual Effects. Hailed as the most complete guide to visual effects techniques and best practices on the market today, it covers essential techniques and solutions for all VFX artists, producers, and supervisors, from pre-production through production and post-production. The updated guide has already been reviewed as “..the definitive visual effects textbook for our times..” by Animation World Network and “A 'must' for anyone involved in any aspect of visual effects production" by BookWatch.
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Bluefish444 Introduces Epoch | 4K Neutron And Epoch | Neutron Low Profile Half Length Uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI I/O Video Cards
Applications Include SDK for 3Rd Party Developers, 4K 60p I/O Workflows, Digital Intermediary, Digital Content Creation, Video Servers, Encoding, Decoding & Streaming of MPEG and H.264, Live and Non-Live CG Supporting Windows, Linux and Mac OSX Operating Systems New Cards Immediately Available
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, introduced and announced the immediate availability of the Epoch | 4K Neutron and Epoch | Neutron video cards at IBC 2014.
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yU+co Crafts Thoughtful Yet Provocative Title Sequence For HBO’s “The Leftovers”
News: yU+co Crafts Thoughtful Yet Provocative Title Sequence For HBO’s “The Leftovers”Religious Symbolism Subtly Plays Out Over A Fresco Painting In Enticing Animated Show Open To New, Thought-Provoking Series
The new HBO series “The Leftovers” asks many big questions about the meaning of life, the existence of God and the future of the human race. Likewise for the show’s main title sequence in which show creators Damon Lindelof (“Lost”) and writer Tom Perrotta turned to the award-winning creative studio yU+co. and Creative Director Garson Yu to create a concept that matched the ambitions of the show.
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Roger Helps Tease Release Of “Every. Simpsons. Ever.” On FXX
News: Roger Helps Tease Release Of “Every. Simpsons. Ever.” On FXXCreative Studio Designs IDs to Celebrate Epic Marathon of “The Simpsons”
FXX tapped mixed-media production studio Roger to contribute to the promo package for the launch of The Simpsons in cable syndication, which kicked off on August 21st with the 12-day "Every.Simpsons.Ever" marathon – the longest in television history.
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IBC 2014: Facilis Technology Streamlines Complex Creative Pipelines
At the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) 2014 in Amsterdam, Facilis Technology will showcase TerraBlock shared storage qualifications for popular production, ingest, asset management and archiving tools that are designed to simplify post production and content creation workflows. From September 12-16, in stand 7.E08 at the RAI, the company will also preview new features to be incorporated into future versions of Facilis’ TerraBlock multi-platform, high-capacity shared storage system supporting 8/16Gbps Fibre Channel and 1/10Gbps Ethernet, and highlight customer deployments of its systems worldwide.
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MAXON Announces Exhibitor Presence at IBC 2014
Highlights at the MAXON booth Include European Debut of Cinema 4D R16 and New Strategic Partnerships with The Foundry, Side Effects and Vizrt
MAXON Computer, leading developer of professional 3D software solutions for modeling, painting, animation and rendering announces its exhibitor presence at IBC2014, the leading annual tradeshow for broadcast and VFX professionals taking place September 12-16, 2014 at the RAI, Amsterdam. MAXON will be welcoming journalists and attendees each day at its exhibitor booth, Hall 7, #7.H39.
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3-D Museum To Launch In Los Angeles
Center For Stereoscopic 3-D Begins Fundraising Campaign
Award winning 3-D filmmaker Eric Kurland has announced the launch of a new non-profit arts organization, 3-D SPACE: The Center For Stereoscopic Photography, Art, Cinema, and Education. 3-D SPACE will operate a museum, gallery, theater, library and classroom dedicated to both the preservation of the history of stereoscopic imaging, and the advancement of current and future 3-D arts and sciences.
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Playbox Technology Marks 15Th Anniversary with Continuing Innovation at IBC2014
PlayBox Technology marks its 15th anniversary at IBC2014 with four new additions to its broadcast channel-in-a-box branding and playout product range plus two major product enhancements. Launched at the NAB Show in Las Vegas during April and now making their European exhibition debut are CaptureBox PRO, Production AirBox, SocialMediaBox and TimeShiftBox DUO. Major enhancements are announced to the established AirBox and ScheduleBox.
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Imagineer Systems Showcases mocha Pro 4 and Exciting Innovations at IBC2014
News: Imagineer Systems Showcases mocha Pro 4 and Exciting Innovations at IBC2014Visit Stand 7.K29 for Demos of the Brand New mocha Pro 4 Plus an Exclusive Preview of the Newest Features to be Released in Version 4.1; See Presentations from Industry Professionals Martin Brennand, Lars Wemmje and Ben Brownlee Heusner
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® planar tracking technology, will be exhibiting at this year’s IBC Show, which will be held at the RAI in Amsterdam from September 12th through 16th. Visit Imagineer Systems at stand 7.K29 for hands-on demonstrations of the recently released mocha Pro 4, which features a brand new stereoscopic 3D workflow, Python scripting support, Adobe Premiere support, customizable keyboard shortcuts, new exports and format handling, and more improvements for visual effects and post-production facilities. Attendees to the show can also get a sneak preview of the soon-to-be-released mocha Pro v4.1, plus hear from visual effects artists using mocha in their daily workflows.
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mOcean Helps Usher In “The Simpsons” On FXX
News: mOcean Helps Usher In “The Simpsons” On FXXEntertainment creative agency mOcean recently contributed to the launch campaign for the arrival of "The Simpsons" on FXX, which kicked off on August 21st with a 12-day marathon of the show's complete 25-year catalogue. mOcean was integral to the post process, editorial and finishing of the epically funny "Kitchen Sink" spot announcing FXX's acquisition of syndication rights for the animated series. In addition, mOcean worked along with the FXX team to conceive and produce broadcast and online promos for the massive campaign.
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Roger & Constant Contact Help Small Businesses Grow In New Mixed-Media Campaign
News: Roger & Constant Contact Help Small Businesses Grow In New Mixed-Media CampaignMixed-media production studio Roger recently partnered with Constant Contact on a new campaign for its online marketing toolkit for small businesses. Whether it's a social media campaign or an email newsletter to kick-off a big sale, Constant Contact provides its users all the tools and free marketing advice they need to meet their goals, no matter how much they change.
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Cogswell College to Present U.S. Premiere of Siggraph 2014's Computer Animation Festival on Sept. 10
News: Cogswell College to Present U.S. Premiere of Siggraph 2014's Computer Animation Festival on Sept. 10Cogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique, project-based curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, in partnership with Silicon Valley ACM SIGGRAPH, will present the U.S. premiere of the SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival on Sept. 10th. The over two hour showcase will present dozens of the best computer animated films culled from around the world. The announcement was made by Jerome Solomon, Cogswell’s Dean of the College, and Director of Game Design & Development. Solomon was also the key volunteer in creating the festival itself as the Director of the Computer Animation Festival for SIGGRAPH 2014.
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MAXON Announces Availability of Cinema 4D Release 16
News: MAXON Announces Availability of Cinema 4D Release 16Powerful New Features Including PolyPen ‘Super-Tool’, Motion Tracker and Multi-Layered Reflectance to be Highlighted at IBC 2014
MAXON today announced the immediate availability of Cinema 4D Release 16 (R16), the next generation release of the company’s industry-leading 3D software. In addition to countless workflow enhancements, Cinema 4D R16 delivers powerful new features including a modeling PolyPen ‘super-tool’, a Motion Tracker for easily integrating 3D content within live footage and a Reflectance material channel for multi-layered reflections and specularity. Release 16 reinforces MAXON’s commitment to provide creative professionals with stability, performance, unmatched integration, and a straightforward interface to optimize any workflow.
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Motion Path | Bigstudios Partner with Orad to Provide World-Class Creative Services
News: Motion Path | Bigstudios Partner with Orad to Provide World-Class Creative ServicesAward-Winning Creative Teams Leverage Full Capabilities of State-of-the-Art Graphics Technology to Offer Orad Customers Around the World a One-Stop Shop for Professional Broadcast Graphics.
Award-winning design agencies Motion Path and Bigstudios, (BMP) and Orad, a leader in broadcast graphics development, announced today a special new creative services offering for the Orad customer community.
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IBC 2014: It’s All About Creativity and Flexibility
News: IBC 2014: It’s All About Creativity and FlexibilityAutodesk Boosts Creative Workflows with Upgrades and Flexible Subscription Models
Autodesk is heading to Amsterdam for the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) (September 12 – 16, 2014) with updates to its popular VFX, post production and 3D animation creative tools that enable artists to do their best work. In Hall 7, Stand D.25, Autodesk will feature an impressive lineup of speakers from creative shops around the world and also host a special Flame Awards event in celebration of this year’s most outstanding Flame talent.
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Sarofsky Corp. Sets Sights on Ad-Industry Growth, Lands Accomplished Agency Producer Steven Anderson as Executive Producer
News: Sarofsky Corp. Sets Sights on Ad-Industry Growth, Lands Accomplished Agency Producer Steven Anderson as Executive ProducerBuilding on the entertainment industry success stemming from her firm's role in collaborating with Marvel for the main titles for both the "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" blockbusters, Sarofsky Corp. president and owner Erin Sarofsky is very proud to announce a key new hire. Effective immediately, Erin and her colleagues are very excited to welcome accomplished advertising agency producer Steven Anderson to their company in the position of executive producer.
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Team Detroit Selects RingSide Creative, Flavor, Dictionary Films and Cutters to Showcase Ford 2015 Super Duty in Bold New Style
News: Team Detroit Selects RingSide Creative, Flavor, Dictionary Films and Cutters to Showcase Ford 2015 Super Duty in Bold New StyleThe end-to-end commercial design and production teams comprised of affiliated companies RingSide Creative and Cutters Studios divisions Flavor, Cutters and Dictionary Films are very proud to detail their contributions to a new national spot for Ford Motor Company from Team Detroit. Entitled "Front and Back," the :30 spot extends the long-running Ford Trucks "Rant" campaign with a bold, powerful homage to heroism and reliability, using a hybrid design and animation style and original live-action footage shot on-location in Los Angeles. The spot debuted nationally earlier this month and will continue to air in targeted placements online, during high-profile broadcasts and on cable.
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STATE Design Reboots The Creative Senses With Opening Titles For The motion Conference 2014
News: STATE Design Reboots The Creative Senses With Opening Titles For The motion Conference 2014Design and animation studio STATE Design was recently commissioned by the organizers of the popular motion Conference to create the open for the 8th annual event, which took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico from August 15 - 18, 2014.
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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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iAnimate.net Attracts Senior Creature Animator James Bennett to Teach New Advanced Creature Animation Workshop
News: iAnimate.net Attracts Senior Creature Animator James Bennett to Teach New Advanced Creature Animation WorkshopLearn Top-Level Creature Animation From an Industry Veteran Whose Credits Include Many of Hollywood’s Most Successful Films—From “Avatar” and “Godzilla” to “King Kong” and “IronMan 2”
iAnimate.net continues to attract top instructors to its industry-leading animation courses—the newest being James Bennett, a senior creature animator and lead previz artist whose list of credits includes “Godzilla,” “The Hobbit,” “Avatar,” “King Kong,” “The Adventures of TinTin,” “Happy Feet,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “Madagascar 3,” “Iron Man 2,” and many more.
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Gasket Studios Creates Breathtaking, New Logo Animation For Activision’s Sierra Games
News: Gasket Studios Creates Breathtaking, New Logo Animation For Activision’s Sierra GamesGasket Studios (the design, visual effects and animation studio) is finishing up Summer 2014 with a new logo animation for Activision and its re-launched brand: Sierra Games. The breathtaking logo animation was unveiled at Gamescom 2014 when Activision announced the newest Sierra Games, a re-imagined King’s Quest as well as "Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions."
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"When The Game Stands Tall" with Pixel Magic
Lafayette, LA, August 22, 2014...Pixel Magic announced that it produced all of the visual effects for Mandalay Picture's "When The Game Stands Tall". The movie opens on August 22, 2014.
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LipSync Takes On The Might Of Olympus
News: LipSync Takes On The Might Of OlympusCompany to Provide Full Post-Production Services and Equity Investment for $30m Fantasy/Drama TV Series for SyFy
LipSync will provide equity investment and full post-production services for the $30m 13-episode TV series "Olympus," which is scheduled to appear on the SyFy channel in the US in early 2015. This epic series is produced by Tremadoc Productions with Reunion Pictures in association with Great Point Media, Content Television and Digital and LipSync Productions.
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iAnimate.net Announces Elite Games Animation Workshop 3 - Featuring Top Instructors from Leading Games Studios
News: iAnimate.net Announces Elite Games Animation Workshop 3 - Featuring Top Instructors from Leading Games StudiosNew Interactive Online Course Brings Together Students and Professional Animators from Triple A Studios such as Blizzard Entertainment, Eidos, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Games, to Teach Specialized Animation Techniques for Games Creation
iAnimate.net announces the Elite Games Animation Workshop 3, an interactive 14-week program directly pairing students with top working animators at the most recognizable game studios in the industry. The workshop offers a collection of master classes designed to sharpen artists’ game animation and storytelling skills. Courses begin September 8, 2014.
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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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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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Mixamo Launches New, More Affordable Pricing
News: Mixamo Launches New, More Affordable PricingNew Pricing Designed to Make Mixamo’s Animation Service Even More Accessible to Individual Animators, Indie and Advanced Studios
Mixamo, Inc announced today that it has launched a brand new pricing strategy geared to meet the needs of animators and studios at every level. The new strategy includes more affordable pay-per-use pricing for Mixamo’s services, as well as three cost-effective and flexible pricing tiers, called “Starter”, “Indie” and “All Access”.
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Shotgun Recognizes Excellence with Inaugural Pipeline Awards at SIGGRAPH
News: Shotgun Recognizes Excellence with Inaugural Pipeline Awards at SIGGRAPHAt the Shotgun User Group held during SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver, Shotgun Software held the first ever Pipeline Awards to honor excellence in pipeline tool development, integration, engineering, and usage. Members of the Shotgun community from around the world submitted inventive tools for consideration, and four were recognized with Pipeline Shotty Awards, distinguishing them as the best pipeline tools of 2014. Shotgun also recognized four individuals as "Pipeline Heroes," leaders who have had a significant impact on the pipeline community through their technical contributions and commitment to sharing ideas and best practices.
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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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MotionElements Launches VisualSearch for Faster & More Relevant Searches
MotionElements Implements VisualSearch Technology to its Search Engine to Enable Faster and More Relevant Results for its Buyers.
MotionElements Pte Ltd (http://www.motionelements.com) has announced the launch of its improved search engine featuring new powerful visual similarity search technology to help stock media buyers find relevant content faster.
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Rising Sun Pictures Looks to SIGGRAPH to Expand for a Blockbuster Year.
Australian VFX Studio will be Recruiting Artists for Upcoming Projects and Discussing its Work on “X-Men: Days of Future Past”.
Rising Sun Pictures is sending a team of representatives to SIGGRAPH 2014 to discuss its work on the recent film "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and to recruit artists for future projects including "Gods of Egypt," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2," "Deadline Gallipoli," "Pan & Tarzan." The 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Technologies, SIGGRAPH 2014 takes place 10-14 August in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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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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LightWave 3D Group Offers the Ultimate Creativity Bundle Featuring LightWave 11.6 and OctaneRender 2.0 Software
News: LightWave 3D Group Offers the Ultimate Creativity Bundle Featuring LightWave 11.6 and OctaneRender 2.0 SoftwareTeams with OTOY to save 3D artists and designers up to $500 by pairing leading 3D modeling, rendering and animation software with a high-performance GPU-based rendering program
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today announced the Ultimate 3D Bundle, a special promotion pairing a new license of LightWave 11.6 with OTOY’s OctaneRender 2.0 software for the price of $1595, a combined savings of up to $500. Registered users of LightWave 10 or earlier can save up to $300 when upgrading to the bundle, which is priced at $995. The Ultimate Creativity Bundle is set to end September 30, 2014.
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Vancouver Film School Selects HP Z Workstations with AMD FirePro Professional Graphics
HP today announced that Vancouver Film School (VFS), Canada's premier post-secondary entertainment arts institution has installed 775 HP Z420 Workstations with AMD FirePro W7000 professional graphics.
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Leftchannel’s Alberto Scirocco To Speak At motion 2014
News: Leftchannel’s Alberto Scirocco To Speak At motion 2014On The Heels Of PromaxBDA Session, Creative Director Returns To Popular Conference To Be Held August 15-17 In Albuquerque, NM
Following his successful appearance in June at PromaxBDA Conference, leftchannel Creative Director Alberto Scirocco, returns to motion 2014 conference, the Ted talks of the motion design industry, which will be held August 15-17 at the historic KiMo Theatre in downtown Albuquerque, NM.
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Thinkbox Software Previews Deadline 7 at SIGGRAPH 2014 with Built-in VMX for Comprehensive Cloud Support
News: Thinkbox Software Previews Deadline 7 at SIGGRAPH 2014 with Built-in VMX for Comprehensive Cloud SupportSIGGRAPH, Booth 609 – At the SIGGRAPH Conference held August 10-14, 2014 in Vancouver, BC, Thinkbox Software will demonstrate Deadline 7, the latest version of the company’s scalable high-volume compute management solution, which is currently in beta. Further extending the functionality of the cross-platform tool, Deadline 7 features significant architectural changes and core technology upgrades, which include a new Qt interface, an updated MongoDB database, ftrack support, and deeper integration with Shotgun.
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Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"
News: Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"Proof Inc., one of the film industry's leading visualization houses, provided extensive previs and postvis services to the new Marvel Studios motion picture “Guardians of the Galaxy,” it was announced today by Proof’s Creative Director/Founder Ron Frankel. The film was released by Walt Disney Studios on August 1st.
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Cinesite Creates Digital Carnage for "Hercules" Battle
News: Cinesite Creates Digital Carnage for "Hercules" BattleCinesite has completed visual effects for a major battle sequence in MGM/Paramount Pictures’ latest release, "Hercules." The film, starring Dwayne Johnson in the title role, is directed by Brett Ratner, with VFX supervision by John Bruno and Dean Wright. Cinesite’s Visual Effects Supervisor was Simon Stanley-Clamp.
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FX Design Group Adds to Growing Design Team
Growth and Innovation Serve as Catalyst for New Hires at FX Design Group. Two New Designers Join at Headquarters in Ocoee, Fl to Enhance The Current Design Team.
FX Design Group of Ocoee, Florida announces the addition of 2 new innovative and aggressive designers, which now takes the total creative design team to 10. Client needs and growth in both traditional and virtual/augmented set design drives the growth. The two additions include Erin Lartonoix and Hanadi Al- Hajjar, who have been added as associate designers.
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PNY and Red Barn Support Innovative Program for At-Risk Youth
PNY Donates Workstation-Class NVIDIA® Quadro® Graphics Cards For New Digital Art Technology Classroom for The Animation Project
The Animation Project (TAP) in New York has pioneered a novel and effective method for helping at-risk youth: Use digital art technology as a therapeutic medium and workforce development tool. To support this effort, PNY, Intel and Red Barn Technology Group contributed to the creation of a new classroom of graphics workstations to assist TAP in its endeavors.
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Reel FX Grows Commercial and Interactive Sales Department
News: Reel FX Grows Commercial and Interactive Sales DepartmentSummer Whitley, Will Andeer and Tina Ghezzi Join the Digital Studio
Digital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica is bolstering their Commercial and Interactive Sales Department with the additions of Summer Whitley, who will handle Commercial West Coast/Texas Sales; Will Andeer, who will handle Commercial Midwest Sales; and Tina Ghezzi, who will serve as an Interactive Account Director.
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With Mixamo Fuse and Kinect for Windows v2 Users Can Bring Themselves into a Character Creator
News: With Mixamo Fuse and Kinect for Windows v2 Users Can Bring Themselves into a Character CreatorNow It’s Even Easier for Gamers, Modders and Developers to Put Themselves into a Video Game
Mixamo, Inc announced today that it is now possible to use Kinect for Windows v2 and scanning software to get 3D models into Mixamo’s character creator software, Fuse. In addition to a blog post highlighting the new Fuse-Kinect for Windows v2 workflow, gamers, modders and developers will be able to check out the new workflow at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany (Hall 4.1, Booth B015a).
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A Common Thread’s Clay Staub Directs Launch Campaign for Universal Studios’ Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem Ride
News: A Common Thread’s Clay Staub Directs Launch Campaign for Universal Studios’ Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem RideDirector Applies His Visual Effects Acumen to David & Goliath’s Appealing Spot Blending Live Action and CG Minions.
A Common Thread’s Clay Staub has directed a new campaign for Universal Studios and Los Angeles agency David & Goliath that encourages park patrons to “find your inner Minion.” A bright and bubbly blend of live action, visual effects and computer animation, the spot promotes the park’s new attraction "Despicable Me: Minion" Mayhem.
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Luma Pictures Standardizes on Thinkbox Software’s Deadline for Linux
News: Luma Pictures Standardizes on Thinkbox Software’s Deadline for LinuxThinkbox Software today announced that visual effects studio Luma Pictures has standardized render management and data processing across studios with Deadline. Having purchased more than 400 seats of Deadline, Luma was able to easily integrate the software into both in-house and off-the-shelf tools within its Linux-based pipeline.
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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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Meet Chaos Group Labs: LA’s New CG Think Tank
R&D Center for Creative Projects; Current Initiatives Include Advances in Digital Filmmaking, Virtual Reality, and the Wikihuman Project
Today, Chaos Group introduces Chaos Group Laboratories, a new collaborative think tank to explore advances in rendering technology. Located in LA’s hub of design, visual effects and technology, Chaos Group Labs will serve as a place where artists, industry leaders and academic researchers are invited to contribute to development discussions and help solve key computer graphics challenges.
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MAXON Unveils Robust CINEMA 4D Release 16 (R16)
News: MAXON Unveils Robust CINEMA 4D Release 16 (R16)Legacy of 3D Software Innovation Delivers Modeling, Animation and Rendering Enhancements for ‘Real-World’ Workflow and Unmatched Productivity
MAXON today unveiled CINEMA 4D Release 16 (R16), the next generation release of the company’s industry-leading 3D motion graphics, visual effects, visualization, painting, and rendering software application. In addition to countless workflow enhancements, CINEMA 4D R16 delivers powerful new features including a modeling PolyPen ‘super-tool’, a Motion Tracker for easily integrating 3D content within live footage and a Reflectance material channel that allows for multi-layered reflections and specularity. CINEMA 4D R16 reinforces MAXON’s commitment to provide creative professionals with exceptional stability and performance, unmatched integration, and a straightforward, efficient and flexible interface to optimize any workflow for VFX, motion graphics, visualization and game development.
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Three of Change Celebrates a 5th Anniversary
News: Three of Change Celebrates a 5th AnniversaryThree of Change, an award winning creative firm, celebrates its five year anniversary this month. Three of Change began as a broadcast design and animation studio visually communicating brands, product benefits and helping companies with on-air advertising and promotion. Now Three of Change has expanded its range of services to include behavioral marketing, branding, experiential engagement and consulting work as requested.
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Director Seth Epstein & Stardust Team With Epic Artist Collective CYRCLE & DC Shoes On Film Supporting New Product Collaboration
News: Director Seth Epstein & Stardust Team With Epic Artist Collective CYRCLE & DC Shoes On Film Supporting New Product CollaborationLed by Director Seth Epstein, the creative team at Stardust has just completed an innovative film, commissioned by DC Shoes for DC brand featuring Design/Graffiti and Art Collective CYRCLE. Created primarily for digital distribution, the campaign features two of DC’s sponsored Skaters and original designs by Cyrcle taken from the new product capsule designed in collaboration with DC Shoes.
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OptiTrack Takes Over as Animation Market Leader; Customers Break Motion Capture Records
News: OptiTrack Takes Over as Animation Market Leader; Customers Break Motion Capture RecordsNew Customers Include Activision, Microsoft Games Studios, Eidos, Ubisoft, Crytek, DICE, and USC School of Cinematic Arts
With dozens of installations in the last six months, OptiTrack has become the motion capture technology of choice for production character animation. Many of these new adopters had capture requirements that were deemed impossible based on existing technologies, yet with OptiTrack's Prime Series cameras, exceeded expectations even in complex outdoor and large-volume shooting scenarios.
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Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s ‘Tyrant’
News: Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s ‘Tyrant’“Tyrant,” FX’s new drama produced by Fox 21, tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation, a fictional country Encore VFX helped realize through exotic set extensions, extravagant CG palaces and city skylines, subtle environmental work and crowd duplication. On site in Morocco, where the pilot was shot last fall, Encore VFX Supervisor Doug Ludwig worked closely with the show’s production designer and art director to scout locations that conveyed the appropriate level of opulence, which were then further enhanced with VFX.
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Mixamo Animations Now Available in Unreal Engine 4 Marketplace
News: Mixamo Animations Now Available in Unreal Engine 4 MarketplaceFree, Ready-Made Animations Let Unreal Engine Developers Get Their 3D Characters Moving in Minutes
Mixamo, Inc announced today that it has made a number of popular animations from its massive animation collection available in Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 Marketplace. These Mixamo animations are optimized for use in Unreal Engine 4.3, are available at no additional charge to game developers with an Unreal Engine 4 subscription, and are ready for use in the popular game engine. The animations are available starting today, July 31, 2014.
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Japan’s Q-TEC, Inc. Installs Blackmagic Design Universal Videohub 288 at Tokyo Headquarters
Blackmagic Design today announced that Tokyo based Q-TEC, Inc. have installed a Blackmagic Design Universal Videohub 288 in their Tokyo headquarters. Q-TEC have also installed Blackmagic Design Videohub Smart Controls and a variety of Mini Converters into their facility as part of an improved post production infrastructure.
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Swimming with the "Sharks in Sharknado 2: The Second One"
News: Swimming with the "Sharks in Sharknado 2: The Second One"The Creative Team at The Asylum Turns to LightWave 3D Software to Deliver 99% of the Visual Effects for the Sequel to the Syfy Network’s Popular Sharknado Franchise
When actors, chainsaws, and shark-filled tornadoes come together onscreen, it’s television magic. Such is the case with "Sharknado 2: The Second One," which delivers even more excitement than the original "Sharknado" of 2013.
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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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Arsenal FX Names Kira Karlstrom as Business Development Executive
News: Arsenal FX Names Kira Karlstrom as Business Development ExecutiveArsenal FX, a leading Visual Effects Post Production studio specializing in high-end commercial finishing, has appointed Kira Karlstrom as Business Development Executive. Previously, she was a Manager in the Live Events Division at Marvel Entertainment.
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SPLICE® Expands Visual Effects Department; Welcomes VFX Artist Patricio Fernandez
News: SPLICE® Expands Visual Effects Department; Welcomes VFX Artist Patricio FernandezCreative studio SPLICE® has expanded its visual effects department and welcomed Visual Effects Artist Patricio Fernandez. With an incredible international resume and credits that include such feature films as “Wrath of the Titans,” “Terminator: Salvation,” “Iron Man 3,” and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” Fernandez expands the visual effects capacity of Splice, as the company continues to grow its feature and episodic television visual effects team.
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Chapman Students and Xsens Bring Robot Love to Life in “Some Like it Bot”
News: Chapman Students and Xsens Bring Robot Love to Life in “Some Like it Bot”Students Relied on Xsens MVN for Flexible Motion Capture On-set; Short Film Recently Screened at Comic-Con International
How do you catch robot love on film? The answer for Chapman College’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts students was “Some Like It Bot,” a short film that depicts the clumsy first date of a human and his cyborg crush. Produced quickly with Xsens mocap technology, the film was recently an official selection at Comic-Con International proving that the right tools are all it takes to update a rom-com.
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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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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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Brickyard VFX Helps Anthony Davis and Boost Mobile Move to the Head of the Class
Boutique visual effects, animation and digital production studio Brickyard VFX was recently tapped by 180LA for a new two-spot campaign featuring NBA star Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans for Boost Mobile, a leading no-contract cellphone service provider.
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ALMA MATER Creates Hilarious Main-On-End Title Sequence For “22 Jump Street”
News: ALMA MATER Creates Hilarious Main-On-End Title Sequence For “22 Jump Street”Visual studio ALMA MATER recently collaborated with "22 Jump Street" directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller on the closing credits for the action-comedy starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. The Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures film, which is now playing in theaters nationwide, had the second-best opening weekend for an R-rated comedy of all time.
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Riding Shotgun at SIGGRAPH 2014
Shotgun Software is gearing up for a lively week of events, education, new releases and more at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver. Shotgun, the leading developer of cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for film, TV and games (recently acquired by Autodesk), will be exhibiting and announcing the details of their latest product releases at booth #741 from August 12-14 at the Vancouver Convention Center. Off the exhibit floor, also be sure to visit Shotgun at any of these events:
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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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PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf”
News: PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf”Leading Render Farm Management Software Qube! Speeds Up Production Schedule and Capitalizes on Existing Hardware for Developing Feature
When a University of Portsmouth professor wanted to give his students more hands-on work, he set his sights high: a feature length film in full CG. After the shock of such an ambitious undertaking wore off around campus, a small team of technicians started brainstorming how to make it happen. This process led them to the idea of sponsors, which in turn led them to render farm management experts, PipelineFX.
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Monkeyhead Helps 'Untie The Knot' For Bravo
News: Monkeyhead Helps 'Untie The Knot' For BravoMotion Design Studio Creates Eye-Catching Show Open For New Reality Show
Divorce is always complicated, as the new Bravo reality series “Untying The Knot” can attest. Equally complex is the 15-second show open created by the award-winning motion design studio Monkeyhead, led by Creative Director Josh Sahley, who crafted an open that perfectly captures the characters that drive the show.
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MotionElements Among Singapore’s Promising SME 500 Business Luminaries
News: MotionElements Among Singapore’s Promising SME 500 Business LuminariesMotionElements is Among Singapore’s Most Promising SMEs for the Year 2014 as Endorsed by the Promising SME 500 Campaign for its Exceptional Achievements and Contributions to the Entrepreneurial Culture in Singapore.
MotionElements Pte Ltd has distinguished itself, as one of the Promising SME 500 Campaign’s most honoured Business Luminaries for the year 2014. The distinction comes shortly after the company’s successful showing in the recent 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nevada and is in appreciation for the rapid growth that the company has enjoyed over the past year.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Production Sessions Feature Summer Blockbusters, Oscar Winner
SIGGRAPH 2014 will offer presentations on more than 15 of the biggest current and upcoming studio productions, including “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Gravity,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Production Sessions are hosted as part of the Computer Animation Festival and will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 11-14 August.
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Method Studios Names Esteemed Visual Effects Supervisor Marc Weigert As President
Appointment Comes as Method Continues Work on High-Profile Projects Including "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "The Maze Runner"
Method Studios, Deluxe's global visual effects company, has named industry professional Marc Weigert as its president.
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Advanced Systems Group Welcomes Dan Mcnamara To Lead Company Operations
News: Advanced Systems Group Welcomes Dan Mcnamara To Lead Company OperationsAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, audio and film integration firm, today announced Dan McNamara joined the company’s senior management team in April. He is responsible for streamlining processes and coordinating all aspects of ASG operations.
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Orad to Showcase Powerful New Broadcast Graphics and Video Server Solutions at IBC2014
Orad's Lineup Will Include State-Of-The-Art Sports, Live Productions, MCR, Studio, MAM and Video Server Solutions
Orad will be presenting its exciting new solutions at the upcoming 2014 IBC Show (booth: 7.B27). Orad professionals will be on-site to provide attendees with informative demonstrations and presentations of its MAM, sports and video server solutions.
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MAXON Announces “WinC4D.com” Contest Web Site
Themed Challenges for Users of Adobe After Effects CC and Cinema 4D Lite; Winners Receive Cinema 4D Broadcast
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D software solutions for modeling, painting, animation and rendering, has announced “WinC4D.com” a new contest web site where digital artists utilizing Adobe® After Effects® CC and Cinema 4D Lite can compete in theme-related animation contests. Cinema 4D Lite is a limited version of MAXON’s award-winning 3D package bundled with Adobe Creative Cloud and After Effects CC. This live 3D pipeline inside After Effects allows users to import 3D objects and use them in 3D scenes without leaving After Effects. The regularly scheduled competitions are designed to showcase the innovative ways creative professionals can use the two programs to create compelling digital content.
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Starz Offers Free Sampling of Series Premiere Episode of “Outlander” on TV and Online Beginning August 2
“Outlander” Split Season Airs First Eight Episodes Through September 27 with Second Eight-Episode Half-Season Returning in Early 2015
Millions of “Outlander” fans…your time has nearly come. Starz announced today details of an early opportunity to enjoy the first full episode of the new STARZ Original Series, “Outlander,” beginning August 2. One of the most widely-anticipated STARZ Original series, “Outlander” is adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books and executive produced by Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica”). Free sampling of the series premiere episode will be available with multiple television and online platforms nationwide leading up to the worldwide series premiere on August 9.
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Scott Roth Contract as ADG Executive Director Extended Three Years To 2017
News: Scott Roth Contract as ADG Executive Director Extended Three Years To 2017Scott Roth, Executive Director of the Art Directors Guild (ADG/Local 800, IATSE), has been granted a three-year extension to his contract by the Guild's Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2015, it was announced by the ADG President, Mimi Gramatky.
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Dwarf Labs Launches Dwarf Academy With Ex-Pixar Artist At Helm
In September, Dwarf Labs will establish Dwarf Academy with Minhyung Lee, ex-Pixar and PDI/DreamWorks, as Head of Training. The Goal is to Keep the Studio’s Professionals on their Toes, and to Develop the Next Generation of Recruits.
Dwarf Academy: An Innovative Training Department: At Dwarf Labs, our strongest assets are at once our proprietary lighting and rendering solutions, and the skill of the teams creating and using them. The world’s best sports clubs invest heavily into their training strategies and we’re launching the Academy for the same reasons - to hone skills and develop fresh talent in a long-term investment into the growth of the studio.
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UK Govt Backs Geomerics to Revolutionize the Movie Industry
News: UK Govt Backs Geomerics to Revolutionize the Movie IndustryGeomerics, an ARM® company, has won backing from the UK’s Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to bring its real-time graphics rendering techniques from the gaming world to the big screen. The award, worth £1million, will enable Geomerics and its partners to take a revolutionary step for filmmakers, allowing instant rendering of complex animation sequences, saving cost and production time.
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Ataboy Delivers Haunting and Gritty Neo-noir Music Video for The Peach Kings’ “Mojo Thunder”
News: Ataboy Delivers Haunting and Gritty Neo-noir Music Video for The Peach Kings’ “Mojo Thunder”Design & Animation Studio Takes Style Cue From Neo-Noir Graphic Novels
When swamp rock blues duo The Peach Kings needed a video for the title track of their just-released EP “Mojo Thunder,” they found their match in New York-based design & animation studio Ataboy. The storytelling-driven animated video tells a hypnotic tale of vice and voodoo and explores how cycles of abuse and pain can trigger self-destructive behavior.
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STATE Design Launches
News: STATE Design LaunchesPersonal Hands-On Attention Is The Driving Force Behind New LA-Based Design & Animation Studio
STATE Design, a boutique design and animation studio, has opened its doors in Santa Monica, California. Founded by Creative Director Marcel Ziul and Executive Producer Joe Nash, the studio had already embarked on an animated graphics package for the NFL Network's 2014 NFL Draft coverage, and an animated Brazilian-market spot for Ecological Corredor to coincide with the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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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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