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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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DIVE’s New York Studio; Delivers Visual Effects for HBO’s New Drama Series “The Leftovers”
News: DIVE’s New York Studio; Delivers Visual Effects for HBO’s New Drama Series “The Leftovers”DIVE, the visual effects division of ShootersINC, is the exclusive VFX vendor working on all 10 episodes of the new, drama series “The Leftovers” on HBO. The company’s creative contributions include: set extension, character animation, seasonal modifications, weapons enhancement, digital make-up, 3D Effects work, and more. The series made its network premiere on Sunday, June 29th.
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Juniper Jones Reveals "Better Websites For All" With New Squarespace Commercial
News: Juniper Jones Reveals "Better Websites For All" With New Squarespace CommercialCreative production studio Juniper Jones recently crafted a new commercial for Squarespace, a software service-based Content Management System (CMS), which provides creative tools that power the future of the web, from mobile and e-commerce experiences to website design and online publishing. Celebrating the diversity of Squarespace’s clientele, the 30-second spot builds on the company's “Better Websites For All” campaign. The spot debuted last week and will air nationally on broadcast and web.
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Three of Change Wins a Silver 2014 PromaxBDALocal Award
News: Three of Change Wins a Silver 2014 PromaxBDALocal AwardThree of Change wins a silver 2014 PromaxBDALocal Award for Program Packaging, “180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School.” Winners were announced in Las Vegas at The Mirage during this years Station Summit, a four-day critical gathering where networks, station groups, syndicators and local broadcasters discuss, dialogue and debate the issues, trends and emerging business opportunities driving success in local television.
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Visual Effects Society Releases First-of-its-Kind VFX Reference Platform
New Industry Standard Platform to Improve Interoperability and Streamline Work of VFX Software Vendors and Studios
The Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, has announced the release of the industry standard VFX Reference Platform. The VFX Reference Platform is a set of tools and library versions to be used as a common target platform for building software for the VFX industry. Its purpose is to minimize incompatibilities between different software packages, ease the support burden for Linux-based pipelines and encourage further adoption of Linux by software vendors. The Reference Platform is updated annually by a group of software vendors in collaboration with the VES Technology Committee.
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iPi Soft Unveils Biomech Add-On To iPi Motion Capture
News: iPi Soft Unveils Biomech Add-On To iPi Motion CaptureNew Tool Designed For In-Depth Biomechanical Analysis Of Human Motions Includes Visualization And Motion Data Export To Excel, MATLAB
iPi Soft, developers of the iPi Motion Capture line of markerless motion capture technology, has unveiled iPi Biomech, a new add-on software tool for the biomechanical analysis of human motion. iPi Biomech extends the functionality of iPi Motion Capture for markerless tracking and visualization of motion capture data for medical, sports analysis and movement science applications.
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Videomakers at 2014 VidCon to Receive Behind-the-Scenes Insight on Production Gear for Content Creation
Anton/Bauer, Litepanels, Sachtler, and Teradek—all Vitec Group brands—will support the independent, online videomaking community at the 5th Annual VidCon, which takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., from June 26-28. As a sponsor of the conference, content creators at the show will receive insight into the innovative tools available from these brands, which help them get the shots they need to capture the eyeballs of “Generation Like.”
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Superlux Rebrands to Deliver Design-Centric Solutions for the Next Content Revolution
News: Superlux Rebrands to Deliver Design-Centric Solutions for the Next Content RevolutionThe Award-Winning Company Creates a New Story-Driven Website to Communicate Its Design-Centric Approach
Superlux, the Atlanta-based motion media group, has re-structured to create a one-stop creative resource for animation, live action, visual effects and finishing -Superlux's boutique approach fuses technology with a design-centric process to develop and deliver innovative content for spots, promos, ID’s, webisodes, shorts, feature films, digital signage and point of purchase animation, interactive media design, and mobile media - to connect brands and audiences across a new generation of media.
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Beijing’s Base Fx Makes Qube! a Big Part of Feature Film Workflow
500 Additional Render Farm Management Software Licenses to be Used on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and Other Blockbuster Films
PipelineFX, makers of Qube!, the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today that Beijing VFX firm Base Fx has ordered 500 additional licenses to supplement their growing feature film queue.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Selects Elliot Kotek, Co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as Keynote Speaker
ACM SIGGRAPH announces the selection of Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as the keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 10-14 August 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
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Dwarf, Partner of Babel Agency Produces Three Animated Commercials for Réseau Ferré De France's Viral Campaign for Safe Behaviour at Level Crossings
News: Dwarf, Partner of Babel Agency Produces Three Animated Commercials for Réseau Ferré De France's Viral Campaign for Safe Behaviour at Level CrossingsDwarf Animation Studio is proud to have collaborated with Babel and RFF to realize a viral campaign, both original and intergenerational, dedicated to the fight against dangerous behavior at level crossings.
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Hiccup Media Rocks Music Biz With Featured Video Content For Its Biggest Acts
News: Hiccup Media Rocks Music Biz With Featured Video Content For Its Biggest ActsCreative Studio’s Approach And Experience Account For Success With Artists Including Michael Jackson, Santana, Gavin DeGraw And Many Others
Working closely with major record labels such as RCA and Epic, Hiccup Media has become an indispensable creative resource for crafting engaging, conceptually driven video content, graphics packages and more for music’s biggest stars.
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Filmworkers Launches “Churchill’s Studio” for Visual Effects and CG
News: Filmworkers Launches “Churchill’s Studio” for Visual Effects and CGRob Churchill to lead new creative unit, whose first project is an all-CG spot for Cedar Fair.
Continuing its expansion mode, Filmworkers has formed a new in-house creative unit, Churchill’s Studio, focused on visual effects and animation. Headed by Visual Effects Director Rob Churchill, the new unit will provide services ranging from compositing and visual effects to full CG production.
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Stardust Re-Teams with WeChat to Celebrate The World Cup
News: Stardust Re-Teams with WeChat to Celebrate The World CupStardust acted as the fully integrated creative agency + production arm, from initial concept through final distribution, for a new campaign for China's wildly popular messaging app WeChat. The app continues to expand its global reach, kicking off an international ad campaign this month for the World Cup, featuring soccer superstar Neymar Jr.
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Merging Creativity with Technical Expertise; Director Nicholas Peterson Signs with E.M.A.
News: Merging Creativity with Technical Expertise; Director Nicholas Peterson Signs with E.M.A.National commercial, television and feature film company E.M.A. (Envision Media Arts) continues the expansion of its diverse directorial roster with the signing of talent Nicholas Peterson. Peterson was welcomed to E.M.A. by EP/President of Commercial Production Andrew Halpern and President/CEO Lee Nelson. The Director has just wrapped a music video for artist Ray Goren. Peterson’s latest commercial for Chrysler launched the brand-new Chrysler 200. His new short horror film entitled “The Visitant,” starring Amy Smart (“Crank” 1 & 2) and Doug Jones (“Hellboy,” “Pan’s Labyrinth”), produced by Jon Heder (“Napoleon Dynamite”), will be hitting the film festival circuit this Fall.
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Vitamin Adds Tim Sepulveda as Technical Director
News: Vitamin Adds Tim Sepulveda as Technical DirectorVeteran visual effects artist, animator and designer will help the studio grow in 3D and other areas.
Hybrid production studio Vitamin Pictures has added Tim Sepulveda as Technical Director. Sepulveda brings broad experience in visual effects, animation and design through work with Leviathan, Charlex, Daily Planet and elsewhere. At Vitamin, he will act a liaison between clients and the studio’s creative team and oversee projects for a technical perspective. He’ll also work to improve workflows and implement new technologies.
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Bleank Announces Black Ink and its Unusual Brushes
News: Bleank Announces Black Ink and its Unusual BrushesGPU-Driven Digital Painting Application Enables the Creation and Sharing of Customizable Tools for Generative Art Projects
If the trend in digital art is to replicate traditional tools to the nearest degree, where does that leave artists who want something completely different? Meet Black Ink: Bleank’s new digital painting software that makes uniqueness, and custom, one-of-a-kind brushes, a priority. Black Ink’s open beta is available now.
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Rainmaker Artists Streamline Project Review With Shotgun
News: Rainmaker Artists Streamline Project Review With ShotgunRainmaker Entertainment has standardized on the Shotgun production management and review system for secure, efficient collaboration with clients and partners. The Vancouver-based entertainment company has a 15+ year history in animation, and is currently expanding its portfolio of feature films with the upcoming (2015) feature "Ratchet & Clank, "based on the popular Sony Computer Entertainment videogame franchise, as well as TV and DVD projects.
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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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Autodesk Announces Maya LT 2015 Extension 1
News: Autodesk Announces Maya LT 2015 Extension 1Today Autodesk announced the first extension release for Maya LT 2015. The update enhances the animation experience for professional indie game makers by allowing artists to create more elaborate characters and environmental objects. The animation export tool gives artists a completely new method of exporting multiple animations per FBX file, making it easier to get animated content into a game engine, while set driven key and utility nodes help artists better control the relationships between objects in a scene.
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Clockwork VFX Heads Into Battle for Hasbro’s Cinematic :90 CG Animated "Transformers Battle Masters" Spot
News: Clockwork VFX Heads Into Battle for Hasbro’s Cinematic :90 CG Animated "Transformers Battle Masters" SpotVisual Effects/Animation Studio Handles Ambitious Assignment Inspired By Classic Boxing Movies
It’s a familiar ‘against-all-odds’ story about a scrappy boxer from the street who gets his one shot at the championship. Only this time it’s Transformer arch-enemies Megatron and Optimus Prime battling in the ring in this new, 3D animated epic boxing ad from animation/visual effects houseClockwork VFX for the new "Transformers Battle Masters" game and agency UPROAR!, New York. This hugely ambitious :90 spot, which began airing in May represents a significant creative accomplishment for the nine-year-old creative studio.
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Animation/Visual FX Studio Brigade Applies Cloud-Based Workflow to PSA for New Mexico Department Of Transportation “BKLUP” Campaign
News: Animation/Visual FX Studio Brigade Applies Cloud-Based Workflow to PSA for New Mexico Department Of Transportation “BKLUP” CampaignUniquely Scalable Animation/Visual FX Company Assembles Elite Team to Complete Intensive Animation, Compositing And Particle Effects
The animation/visual FX company Brigade put its unique skills to work for the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), helping complete an uncommonly eye-catching :30 PSA entitled “Physics Professor." Using their fast-moving methods for creative collaboration, Brigade assembled an elite team of artists that completed the visually arresting animation, compositing and particle effects from concept to final in under two weeks.
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DNA’s Christopher Sims Directs Galaxy 11 Campaign for Samsung
News: DNA’s Christopher Sims Directs Galaxy 11 Campaign for SamsungDNA director Christopher Sims teams up with R/GA and internationally celebrated choreographer Jamaica Craft to deliver an inspiring spot for the "Samsung Galaxy 11" campaign centered around football.
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SimLab Soft announces the release of SimLab Composer 2015.
News: SimLab Soft announces the release of SimLab Composer 2015.SimLab Composer 2015 presents a complete redesign of SimLab Composer, the new design focuses on lowering the barrier for new and current users to take advantage of the full sharing, rendering and animation capabilities of SimLab Composer. The new version introduces a workbench based GUI allowing the user to focus on the current task.
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Gasket Studios Animates Film Noir With Sponsor Reel For Provincetown Film Festival
News: Gasket Studios Animates Film Noir With Sponsor Reel For Provincetown Film FestivalGasket Studios, a design, animation and VFX company, recently produced a stylized 3D-animated sponsor reel for the 16th Annual Provincetown Film Festival (PFF). Written and directed by Alex Boatman, “The Oystercatcher Catcher,” was inspired by the film noir theme of this year’s festival, and Pecker, the official PFF mascot. The delightful animated story reveals that Pecker is no ordinary fedora-wearing private-eye. He is actually a thief.
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Conduit Seminars Opens Their Doors
Company To Present Seminars And Workshops For Production Professionals
Conduit Seminars announces the launch of their company. Co-founded by industry insiders Debra Blanchard Knight and Pam Hogarth, Conduit Seminars will present seminars and workshops for the entertainment industry aimed at helping production professionals get the information and tools they need to succeed. The first seminar, Job Hunting in Creative Industries, will take place on Saturday, July 26th, at Otis College of Art and Design.
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DNA Directing Team Big TV and Production Company Black Label Deliver A Breathtaking New Music Video For David Gray’s New Single, “Back in the World.”
News: DNA Directing Team Big TV and Production Company Black Label Deliver A Breathtaking New Music Video For David Gray’s New Single, “Back in the World.”In the video, surreal, elegant animation and double-exposure techniques bring viewers into the dream world of Gray’s poetically-charged music. As moments of bold, striking color captivate, the unexpected visuals, light, and flowing movements emphasize the energetic quality of the song. Painterly worlds morph into others, and metaphoric connections between the human experience and nature are brought to life.
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LightWave 3D Group and Sketchfab Create a Free Plug-in to Interactively Share and Publish 3D Models Online
News: LightWave 3D Group and Sketchfab Create a Free Plug-in to Interactively Share and Publish 3D Models OnlineNew Plug-In for LightWave 3D Software Creates a Seamless Path for Content Creators To Export 3D Models to the Sketchfab Web Platform
The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., has teamed up with Sketchfab Inc. to deliver a free plug-in for LightWave 3D software version 11.5 or higher that seamlessly exports 3D models from LightWave to Sketchfab, a popular online web platform that allows users to publish, share, embed, and view interactive 3D models in real time.
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Die Paten Purchases Pablo Rio and Completes Daimler Corporate Film in Record Time
News: Die Paten Purchases Pablo Rio and Completes Daimler Corporate Film in Record TimeBerlin Post House Chooses Quantel For Realtime, Whole Job Workflow
Berlin-based production and post production facility, die paten, has purchased a Quantel Pablo Rio color and finishing system – and immediately put it to work to complete a short deadline, high quality HD corporate image film for automotive giant, Daimler AG.
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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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Stardust Director Seth Epstein Celebrates Father’s Day With Oral B For New, “Small Things” Content Campaign
News: Stardust Director Seth Epstein Celebrates Father’s Day With Oral B For New, “Small Things” Content CampaignThe live-action division at Stardust has just completed an innovative commercial campaign for Oral B, featuring sentimental moments of fathers and their real-life children. Created primarily for Digital and Social Media, the campaign is a series of vignettes that capture tender moments of fathers and their kids in authentic “small moments” of everyday life.
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Leviathan's Kaleidoscopic Main Titles for Original Starz Series "Power" Pack Visual Heat and Soul
To create the mesmerizing :90 main title sequence for its highly anticipated new original series "Power," Starz turned to the conceptual design company Leviathan. The series premiered on Saturday, June 7th at 9pmET/PT on Starz.
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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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Nice Shoes Opens Its New Creative Studio
News: Nice Shoes Opens Its New Creative StudioNice Shoes announces the opening of the Nice Shoes Creative Studio, headed by Executive Producer Geraint Owen. Joining Owen are newly signed Creative Director/Director James Coulson, Creative Director/Director Harry Dorrington and VFX/Animation Director Steve Parish. Nice Shoes, entering its 18th year as a leader in color grading and finishing, has expanded creative capabilities and constructed an entirely new workspace for the Creative Studio team in the company’s NYC office.
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Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital Future
News: Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital FutureEngine Virtual Film Company, a brand-new, creative content and production company, has been launched by Creative Director/Partner Gary Nueman. Having worked with some of the brightest and most ground-breaking creative agencies in the world, including Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide, Nueman has hand-selected his company’s new Directorial roster which includes the talents of Nueman himself, as well as Noah Harald, David Mahmoudieh, Scott McCullough, Kevin McVey, and Andrew Rydzewski.
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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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Autodesk Acquires Bitsquid
Transaction to Drive Creation of 3D Game Engine For Game Developers, Architects, Engineers and Designers
Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) has acquired Stockholm-based Bitsquid AB, the creator of the Bitsquid game engine. The acquisition brings to Autodesk expertise in 3D game development and proven technology that will enable Autodesk to supercharge its portfolio of tools for game makers through the development of a new 3D game engine. Multiple game developers have used the modern and flexible Bitsquid engine to create 3D games for next-generation consoles and PCs, and Autodesk will continue to work with many of these companies to develop the new 3D game engine. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
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Joust Provided The Critically Acclaimed Television Series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey The Perfect VFX And Digital Workflow Solution
News: Joust Provided The Critically Acclaimed Television Series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey The Perfect VFX And Digital Workflow Solution--Joust, The Groundbreaking Digital Workflow Management Tool, Saved Production Time and Money And Gave Them Complete Control Over Their Digital Assets--
The final episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is set to air this Sunday, June 8th at 9pm/ 8pm Central on FOX and encore and Monday, June 9th at 9pm/8pm Central on the National Geographic Channel, and Joust played an instrumental role behind the scenes. Joust provided an economical and efficient workflow solution for the critically acclaimed television mini-series. It equipped production with the ability to produce high quality visual effects that distinguished and defined the series.
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Mistika used at ONSIGHT in BAFTA Award-Winning David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D 4K film
News: Mistika used at ONSIGHT in BAFTA Award-Winning David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D 4K filmSir David Attenborough is the Only Person to have Received a BAFTA in Five Formats, Black and White, Colour, HD, 3D and now 4K.
SGO's Mistika was used at London's ONSIGHT in "David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive" (3D) which has just reaped a coveted BAFTA TV Award in the Specialist Factual Category. Produced by Colossus Productions, a joint venture between Atlantic Productions and Sky 3D, Mistika technology played a major role in post at ONSIGHT in the exceptional project.
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LightWave 3D Group Teams Up with “Space Command” Creators to Launch the Ultimate 3D Spaceship Challenge
News: LightWave 3D Group Teams Up with “Space Command” Creators to Launch the Ultimate 3D Spaceship ChallengeThe LightWave 3D Space Command Challenge is on! Design Spaceships in LightWave3D Software for a Chance to be Featured with Full Screen Credits in the Upcoming Space Command Movie
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today it has teamed up with Marc Scott Zicree’s "Space Command" franchise to deliver the ultimate sci-fi challenge to the LightWave 3D community—The LightWave 3D "Space Command" Challenge. Artists will have the opportunity to design spaceships that will be featured in the upcoming "Space Command" movie—winning artists will receive full screen credits and an invitation to be top-level modelers on the “Space Command” project. The deadline for the competition is July 31, 2014. Winning designs will be announced August 2014.
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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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SolidTrack and Encodacam Build Strong Partnership Combining Their Innovative Technologies and Sharing Offices in Los Angeles
SolidAnim, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, announced its technological partnership with the market-leading real-time virtual production company Encodacam and SolidAnim’s division SolidTrack. The companies join their expertise and technology in shared offices based in Los Angeles to provide customers with a complete and innovative production service.
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Bluefish444 Announces Magma Chassis Certification for use with 12-bit SDI I/O Video Cards
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced that the utilization of Bluefish444 SDI video cards is now possible over Magma Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 Expansion chassis.
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DNA’s Big TV Delivers a Dream World for David Gray
News: DNA’s Big TV Delivers a Dream World for David GrayDNA directing team Big TV and production company Black Label deliver a breathtaking new music video for David Gray’s new single, “Back in the World.”
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Pixeldust Studios Expands Creative Production Capabilities and Names Emmy Award Winner Lori Butterfield as SVP, Creative Content & Development
News: Pixeldust Studios Expands Creative Production Capabilities and Names Emmy Award Winner Lori Butterfield as SVP, Creative Content & DevelopmentPixeldust Studios, a multi-award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio, is expanding its creative production capabilities to now include providing clients with innovative script-to-screen video production and interactive design. While animation and visual effects will remain at the core of the company’s business, Pixeldust will begin to leverage its in-house creative talent and newly expanded resources to deliver original, high quality digital content and products to meet the growing demand for such content across television, the web, videogames, and mobile devices.
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ShootersINC Welcomes Nick Litwinko as Managing Director of ShootersNYC, DIVE & BIGSMACK
News: ShootersINC Welcomes Nick Litwinko as Managing Director of ShootersNYC, DIVE & BIGSMACKShootersINC has welcomed Nick Litwinko as Managing Director of ShootersNYC, DIVE & BIGSMACK. The announcement was made this morning by ShootersINC President Ray Carballada, who notes that Litwinko will be overseeing the management of these three divisions, as well as continuing to grow the company’s overall presence in New York.
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Cloud Imperium Leverages Shotgun for Production Tracking and Collaboration on MMO Game Production Star Citizen
News: Cloud Imperium Leverages Shotgun for Production Tracking and Collaboration on MMO Game Production Star CitizenShotgun Software announced that independent game studio Cloud Imperium is using Shotgun to manage review and production tracking on "Star Citizen" – a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) currently in development. Established by Chris Roberts, creator of the Wing Commander series, Cloud Imperium raised more than $44M through crowd funding (including Kickstarter) to develop "Star Citizen." The Shotgun web-based production management, asset tracking and review platform enables Cloud Imperium to organize and review hundreds of new game assets daily, while managing communication between a global network of artists.
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Filmworkers Uses Scare Tactics in New Campaign for Cedar Fair
News: Filmworkers Uses Scare Tactics in New Campaign for Cedar FairAll-CG Spot Produced by Filmworkers’ New VFX and Animation Unit Churchill Studio Introduces “Banshee,” the World’s Largest Inverted Roller Coaster.
Filmworkers’ new creative unit Churchill Studio encourages viewers to face their worst fears (while enjoying the thrill of their lives) in a new spot for amusement park giant Cedar Fair and Chicago agency Cramer-Krasselt. "Everything You Fear" is an all-CG spot introducing "Banshee," a new roller coaster debuting at Cedar Fair’s Kings Island park this summer.
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MPC Creative Directs an Imaginative Dream World for RE/MAX
News: MPC Creative Directs an Imaginative Dream World for RE/MAXLeo Burnett approached MPC Creative to produce, direct, and develop the visual effects for an all-new RE/MAX advertising campaign. Taking advantage of all pre-production, production and VFX disciplines under one roof, MPC LA’s in-house talent, directors Dan Marsh and Paul O’Shea, led the creation of the spectacular campaign illustrating how our dreams and reality coincide with a little guidance from the global real-estate franchisor.
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Next Media Animation Scaling Up Qube! In Response to Worldwide Acclaim
News: Next Media Animation Scaling Up Qube! In Response to Worldwide AcclaimRender Farm Management Software Helps Company Meet Topical Timelines for Internationally Famous News Clips
When a man gets attacked by a bear or the mayor of Toronto starts giving in to drugs, who you going to call? Next Media Animation (NMA) if you want your breaking news to be animated, informative and hilarious.
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Advanced Systems Group Welcomes New Additions To Engineering Team
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, audio and film integration firm, today announced the addition of Gary Schneider, Keith Pintner and Chris Sullivan to its engineering team, effective April 1. All three are veterans of Media Vision Integration (MVI), a California-based professional AV systems integrator, with extensive experience in designing and building broadcast, film, and post-production facilities, high-end boardrooms and briefing centers, and other specialized AV systems.
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Gentleman Scholar Brings Poetry to Life with an Evocative Short for Motionpoems
News: Gentleman Scholar Brings Poetry to Life with an Evocative Short for MotionpoemsIn one of the production studio’s most eclectic and soulful projects to date, Gentleman Scholar is pleased to release a stunning visual interpretation of poetry in collaboration with Motionpoems, a non-profit that pairs up-and-coming poets with award-winning design, production and visual effects studios. Motionpoems and its content collaborators are taking poetry into new dimensions – a dynamic visual experience that brings life to the fragile words of a poem like never before. Gentleman Scholar Art Directors Jordan Lyle and JP Rooney took the lead on one such venture – from conceptualization to storyboarding to animation of their chosen poem, “Working Order,” written by Dora Malech.
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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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TDC Provides Core Video Expertise for Largest-Ever Light Festival Vivid Sydney
News: TDC Provides Core Video Expertise for Largest-Ever Light Festival Vivid SydneyThe Technical Direction Company is proud to be deploying the full range of its professional and technical expertise in providing core technology and services to Destination NSW for the sixth annual Vivid Sydney festival.
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Mirada Transforms UCLA's Royce Hall with Projection Mapping Spectacle
News: Mirada Transforms UCLA's Royce Hall with Projection Mapping SpectacleShort Film Celebrates University's Upcoming Centennial to Kick Off New "Let There Be" Fundraising Campaign
Mirada teamed up with UCLA to create a one-of-a-kind film designed specifically for projection onto the façade of the University's iconic Royce Hall. The 10-minute film produced at 5K+ resolution was developed from beginning to end by Mirada, and became a true passion project for the creative team; Mirada co-founder Javier Jimenez is a UCLA alum, and the company has participated in mentorship programs with UCLA students for several years.
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FEMA "Our Home"
This hurricane season, JWT launched a new PSA Campaign for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) called, “Our Home.” With vibrant 3D animation by Headless, the TV spot tells the story of a family that moves into a new home and is caught off guard when a storm causes a flash flood. Told through a young child’s imaginative retelling, the story highlights the little-known fact that flooding happens everywhere – anywhere it rains, it can flood.
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“COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey” VFX Producers Stay In-The-Know with Shotgun
News: “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey” VFX Producers Stay In-The-Know with ShotgunVisual Effects Veterans Move Production-Side and Bring Shotgun With Them To Manage Massive Shot Volume and Streamline Multi-Vendor Processes
Shotgun Software announced today that Voyager Pictures, the production company behind “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” has been using Shotgun to keep the 13-episode series’ demanding visual effects deliverables on schedule. Shotgun is the film, TV and game development industries’ trusted platform for production management and review, and as talent moves from visual effects facilities into production companies, many are choosing to bring Shotgun along for the ride.
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Mixamo Opens Its Advanced Character Customization Technology to User-Imported Content
News: Mixamo Opens Its Advanced Character Customization Technology to User-Imported ContentMixamo Fuse Has Extended the Ability to Customize 3D Character Features to Imported Content, Bringing Limitless Creative Possibilities to Game Artists, Game Modders and Hobbyists
Mixamo, Inc announced today that it will be adding advanced character customization technology into its Fuse product. The new technology, which can be applied to both proprietary and user-imported content, will allow game artists, game modders and hobbyists to create a limitless library of 3D characters for their games simply by clicking on a mesh (arm, leg, cheek, etc) and manually dragging it in a particular direction. Anyone with a current copy of Fuse, or a current All Access subscription, will be able to access this new feature for no additional cost. The new technology will go live in Fuse starting next week, and will be on display in Mixamo’s booth at Nordic Game (booth #A27) starting today.
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Stardust Welcomes Creative Director Sean Starkweather To Integrated Production & Design Firm
News: Stardust Welcomes Creative Director Sean Starkweather To Integrated Production & Design FirmStardust, the bicoastal integrated production and design firm, has welcomed Creative Director Sean Starkweather to the company’s team. Starkweather was the creative lead talent on the company’s newest round of work for Samsung and Cheil Worldwide and the Galaxy S5 phone.
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Shade VFX Signs Leading VFX Supervisor Everett Burrell
News: Shade VFX Signs Leading VFX Supervisor Everett BurrellShade Completes Work on "Chef," "Amazing Spider-Man 2" And "Million Dollar Arm"
Bryan Godwin, CEO shade VFX, announced today that leading Visual Effects Supervisor Everett Burrell will join shade VFX on May 21st. Burrell will work on both feature film and television projects in both of shade’s locations -- Los Angeles and New York. Burrell departs LOOK Effects to join shade’s management team of Vice President/Executive Producer David Van Dyke and Business Development Executive Lisa Maher and will report to Godwin, shade’s Founder, Owner and Visual Effects Supervisor.
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Blur Studio Lends Comic Book Expertise to Columbia Pictures’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’
News: Blur Studio Lends Comic Book Expertise to Columbia Pictures’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’VFX Sequences, Concept Design and Stereo 3D Titles Tease ‘Sinister Six’ Lineup
Blur Studio teamed up with Director Marc Webb and Sony Pictures Imageworks VFX Supervisor Jerome Chen once again to create visual effects for the opening sequence, end titles and 45 other visual effects shots for Columbia Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Well-versed in Marvel’s rich universe, Blur drew on its expertise of the property to align with the film’s story in a way that was both authentic and fresh via character design, VFX sequences and teaser-laden end titles that they created in stereo.
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BLIND Boosts Midwest Sales with KK & Joanna
Completes New Work for Sears and Chicago Agency mcgarrybowen.
Award-winning motion graphics, design and animation studio BLIND has retained KK & Joanna for representation in the Midwest. Principals Kristina “KK” Kovacevic and Joanna Miller will pursue advertising assignments for BLIND in Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis and other markets in the region. The relationship has already born fruit in the form of a project for Sears and Chicago agency mcgarrybowen. Other projects are in bidding and planning stages.
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Autodesk Introduces FBX Review for Mac OS X and iOS 7
Today Autodesk launched FBX Review for Apple Mac OS X and iOS 7. A free, standalone application that debuted last year for Windows, FBX Review offers professional artists and animators a powerful, lightweight toolset for conducting detailed and timely reviews of 3D assets via desktops or mobile devices.
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LightWave 3D SIGGRAPH 2014 Live Stream Call for Content
The LightWave 3D Group is gearing up for its SIGGRAPH 2014 Live Stream and is looking to feature video, tutorials, demo reels, project and interview of 3D artists and studios using LightWave 3D software. Deadline for submissions is June 19, 2014.
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Director Eric D. Howell’s American Cancer Society PSA Campaign -- With Postproduction By SPLICE® -- Garners Silver Telly Award
News: Director Eric D. Howell’s American Cancer Society PSA Campaign -- With Postproduction By SPLICE® -- Garners Silver Telly AwardThe recent PSA campaign for American Cancer Society entitled “Smashing Cancer,” from Director Eric D. Howell (“Ana’s Playground”) with postproduction by SPLICE® -- has garnered a Silver Telly Award.
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Shotgun Announces First Pipeline Awards to be Held at SIGGRAPH 2014
Shotgun Software, the creative industry s trusted production pipeline partner, announces the first Shotgun Pipeline Awards, recognizing excellence in pipeline tool development, integration, engineering and usage for creative production. Awards will be presented at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver, Tuesday August 12, at the Shotgun User Group meeting, and announced publicly on the Shotgun Blog (http://blog.shotgunsoftware.com/)
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Craft Animations Introduces Craft CameraFx for MotionBuilder
News: Craft Animations Introduces Craft CameraFx for MotionBuilderOffers Smart Tools, Powerful Effects, and Intuitive Design for Easier Paths to Advanced Animations
Animation has a reputation for being tedious and complex. That’s why Craft Animations™ is proud to announce Craft CameraFx™, a powerful new animation tool for users who’d prefer it to be simple and intuitive. Designed specifically for camera animation, Craft CameraFx presents users with a layer-based workflow that helps them create a dynamic sequence in a matter of minutes.
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Fairchild Establishes Strategic Footprint in Fast Growing 3D Motion Tracking Market with Acquisition of Xsens
Today, at the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) Executive Forum in Munich, Fairchild (NASDAQ:FCS) formally announced the acquisition of Xsens, a leading global supplier of 3D motion tracking products for the industrial, health, fitness and entertainment markets.
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Tim Nagle Joins Lucky Post As Finishing Artist
News: Tim Nagle Joins Lucky Post As Finishing ArtistLucky Post is excited to announce that Tim Nagle has joined the company as the post house’s finishing artist. Nagle’s first collaboration with Lucky Post began as the engineering designer of the state-of-the-art studio.
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The Graphic Film Company Sinks its Teeth Into iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology For "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D"
News: The Graphic Film Company Sinks its Teeth Into iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology For "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D"Screening May 16 At Cannes Film Festival, 3D Animated Horror Classic Reboot Benefits From Markerless Mocap Workflow With Unprecedented Flexibility and Productivity,
With a seemingly unquenchable appetite for zombie movies, movie-goers will get their fill in 2014 with "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D," a 3D animated reboot of the original 1968 horror classic. The film features visual effects from The Graphic Film Company, Los Angeles, which relied on the iPi Soft iPi Motion Capture markerless motion capture software solution. The software’s ability to easily create massive amounts of zombie action and seamlessly integrate it with the studio’s complex workflow, provided the filmmakers limitless creative freedom.
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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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JWT Atlanta, MPC NY and Raf Wathion push the boundaries of innovation in Pennzoil's new campaign
News: JWT Atlanta, MPC NY and Raf Wathion push the boundaries of innovation in Pennzoil's new campaignToday Pennzoil is launching a new campaign called “Born from Natural Gas” for a first-of-its-kind motor oil made from natural gas, Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - the first true innovation in the category in over 35 years. To debut the product, JWT Atlanta wanted to create something just as innovative as the product itself. The result is a first-of-its-kind TV commercial shot on gaseous vapor clouds. The project took almost a year to produce due to the technical and engineering side of pulling off a commercial, live in-camera, of this magnitude.
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MAXON to Showcase CINEMA 4D Suite of 3D Content Creation Tools at HOW Design Live, Boston, May 12 – 16, 2014
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, returns as an event sponsor to HOW Design Live, the biggest annual design event providing creative professionals with inspiration, resources and the latest technology trends. Sponsored by HOW Magazine, the conference takes place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, May 12 -16, 2014.
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Ant Farm Produces the Reveal Trailer, Staring Kevin Spacey, for Activision's "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare"
News:  Ant Farm Produces the Reveal Trailer, Staring Kevin Spacey, for Activision's "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare"Ant Farm, a leading entertainment marketing and advertising agency, has produced the Reveal Trailer for the world premiere of Activision’s "Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare.”
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Leviathan Partners with The Uprising Creative to Create New Content-Driven Website Showcasing Patent Processes and Stunning Graphics
News: Leviathan Partners with The Uprising Creative to Create New Content-Driven Website Showcasing Patent Processes and Stunning GraphicsOver the past several weeks, Chad Hutson, Jason White, Matt Daly and their colleagues at conceptual design company Leviathan launched their new content-driven website created in partnership with the digital division of creative agency The Uprising Creative.
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LOGAN’S Ben Conrad Spins Out “Footkhana” Featuring Ken Block and FC Barca’s Neymar Jr.
News: LOGAN’S Ben Conrad Spins Out “Footkhana” Featuring Ken Block and FC Barca’s Neymar Jr.Leading up to the 2014 World Cup, Logan & Sons director Ben Conrad fueled an invigorating short film for oil company Castrol featuring rally car driver Ken Block and Brazilian football superstar Neymar Jr. The film is an extension of Conrad’s ongoing work with Block — this time with an extra “kick” in the form of a worldwide football phenom.
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ProAm USA Honors the Winners of Its 2014 International Student Film Competition
News: ProAm USA Honors the Winners of Its 2014 International Student Film CompetitionCompetition Winner Matthew Krieg, First-Place Runner-up Marvin Nuecklaus and other Student Filmmakers Take Home Big Prizes for Outstanding Short Films
ProAm USA, a manufacturer of production equipment for film and video enthusiasts and professionals, congratulates and honors the winners of its 2014 International Student Film Competition. Designed to encourage budding filmmakers, the competition was free to enter and open to students currently enrolled in accredited high schools, colleges and universities worldwide. The winners were chosen and announced on April 4, 2014 by a Hollywood jury, including "The Walking Dead" writer Curtis Gwinn, Ash Christian (actor, "The Good Wife," "Law & Order") and Chicago International Film Festival jury organizer Bohus Blahut. Entries were judged on film narrative, originality and execution of chosen genre.
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Designer/Animator Erik Edmonson Joins Filmworkers Nashville
News: Designer/Animator Erik Edmonson Joins Filmworkers NashvilleAward-winning motion graphics designer and animator Erik Edmondson has joined the creative team at Filmworkers, Nashville. The arrival of Edmondson, whose work spans commercials, broadcast design, title treatments and graphics, will allow Filmworkers to expand its menu of services, adding design and animation to its core post production offerings, which include editing, color correction, visual effects and editorial finishing.
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SGO Reports an NAB Triumph
News: SGO Reports an NAB TriumphWith ever increasing demand for future-ready post production solutions, SGO reported a highly successful outcome at NAB. Located in the South Hall, the popular Mistika post production systems and Mamba FX compositing software were showcased at SGO's booth, attracting a lot of visitors, among them content creators, post facilities and widely known broadcasters. SGO's progressive creativity and efficiency in colour grading and finishing received positive feedback resulting in new relationships, collaborations and sales.
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Stardust Celebrates its Graphic Roots in New Campaign for Samsung & Cheil Worldwide
News: Stardust Celebrates its Graphic Roots in New Campaign for Samsung & Cheil WorldwideStardust, the bicoastal integrated production and design firm, continues to celebrate its graphic roots in the latest campaign for Samsung and Cheil Worldwide. The new spots each explore one key feature of the latest Samsung Galaxy S5 phone, while expressing the value of each feature (water resistant, fast auto-focus & finger scanner) via an incredibly whimsical, fun and dynamic journey through three distinct worlds of vibrant graphics and seamless, artful transitions.
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MotionElements Launches Redesigned Online Marketplace for Asia Inspired Stock Media
MotionElements Launches the Redesign of its Online Marketplace for Asia Inspired Royalty Free Stock Media with an Updated Modern Look and Feel. The Site Also Adds Improvements to Make Browsing and Buying a Seamless Experience for Customers.
MotionElements, one of the world’s largest online marketplace for Asia inspired stock media for video production has launched the redesign of its website. The change introduces a more modern look and feel along with improvements in making browsing and using the site a better overall experience.
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Vitamin Creates an Ice Kingdom for Coors Light
News: Vitamin Creates an Ice Kingdom for Coors LightHybrid Production Studio Travels Inside the Design of New “Special Edition” Cans in New Campaign from CommonGround.
Vitamin Pictures transports viewers into worlds populated by tumbling glaciers and freezing liquid in two new, fully-animated spots for Coors Light.
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