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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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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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wysiwyg Makes Light of Macao’s ‘Rhythm of Life’ Celebration
News: wysiwyg Makes Light of Macao’s ‘Rhythm of Life’ CelebrationThe ability of CAST Software’s wysiwyg pre-visualization solution to enable unique creative event ideas – while saving time and money – has been perfectly showcased by "The Rhythm Of Life," a majestically colourful multimedia show held in Macao’s ancient city centre.
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CHRLX Beauty Swings Through the Seasons with Ralph Lauren Golf and Luke Donald
News: CHRLX Beauty Swings Through the Seasons with Ralph Lauren Golf and Luke DonaldIn the latest film from the company’s CHRLX Beauty division, designed to bolster "Ralph Lauren’s RLX Golf" online and in-store presence, Luke Donald practices his swing ritual through a myriad of weather conditions, battling the elements in the latest RLX Golf collection.
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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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Grass Valley Introduces New Robotic Camera System
RS-LDX integrated robotic camera solution—a high-quality, Compact, HD Camera with a Fully Integrated Remote Control System
Building upon the success of its powerful LDX Series of advanced imaging cameras, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announces the launch of three RS-LDX integrated robotic camera solutions: the RS-LDX Elite, the RS-LDX Première and the RS-LDX WorldCam. The new cameras are ideal for studio, newsroom, or live production applications by delivering a fully integrated, customizable, turnkey solution right out of the box. The systems will begin shipping in May 2014.
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MAXON CINEMA 4D Powers M dot Strange’s Third Animated Fantasy Feature Film, “I am Nightmare”
News: MAXON CINEMA 4D Powers M dot Strange’s Third Animated Fantasy Feature Film, “I am Nightmare”Award-Winning Indie Filmmaker Single-handedly Deploys End-to-End MAXON 3D Workflow to Create Entire CG Film Featuring 1420 Shots of Haunting Images and Landscapes
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, announced that its industry-leading 3D software solutions, CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D, helped to streamline the entire filmmaking workflow for award-winning indie filmmaker M dot Strange in his new animated feature film, "I am Nightmare."
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Cirque du Soleil Relaunches Varekai as an Arena Show using BlackTrax
News: Cirque du Soleil Relaunches Varekai as an Arena Show using BlackTraxStreaming realtime tracking data keeps the lights on the performers
The Cirque du Soleil’s "Varekai," which has been touring the world since 2002, returned to Montreal, Quebec in December 2013 for its re-launch as Arena Shows. The production team proposed to lighting designer, Nol van Genuchten the deployment of the BlackTrax realtime tracking solution from CAST BlackTrax Ltd for moving light tracking of performers.
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TCS Skquattro Camera Pedestals Chosen For Royal Shakespeare Company Live Telecast Of Richard II
News: TCS Skquattro Camera Pedestals Chosen For Royal Shakespeare Company Live Telecast Of Richard IISquattro tracking camera support systems from The Camera Store (TCS), a Vitec Group company, captured the Royal Shakespeare Company's highly acclaimed production of Richard II in Stratford-on-Avon on November 13. The play was televised live to 346 cinemas across Britain and will be relayed as encore screenings to cinemas around the world. RSC artistic director Gregory Doran directed David Tennant in the title role with Jane Lapotaire as the Duchess of Gloucester, Emma Hamilton as The Queen, Oliver Ford Davies as the Duke of York, Michael Pennington as John of Gaunt and Nigel Lindsay as Bolingbroke.
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Oscar®-Nominated KANDOR Graphics Maximises on Mistika's Colour Grading and Finishing Creativity in 3D CG Fantasy Feature Film "Justin and the Knights of Valour"
News: Oscar®-Nominated KANDOR Graphics Maximises on Mistika's Colour Grading and Finishing Creativity in 3D CG Fantasy Feature Film "Justin and the Knights of Valour""I was impressed with how the Spanish Mistika technology which we have embraced at KANDOR Graphics enhanced "Justin and the Knights of Valour" in Stereo 3D. It is great to see passionate companies like SGO contribute to innovation in our industry in such a significant way." Manuel Sicilia, Company Partner & Chief Creative Officer of KANDOR Graphics & Director & Author of Justin and the Knights of Valour
KANDOR Graphics, with Antonio Banderas as Company Partner, invested in SGO's technology to support its growing production demands, and chose Mistika for its stunning capabilities to colour grade and finish its very first 3D CG children's feature film Justin and the Knights of Valour in 2D and stereoscopic 3D.
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2013 Plasa Awards For Innovation Announced
News: 2013 Plasa Awards For Innovation Announced- Awards recognise products that advance the industry -
Following a second hectic day at PLASA London 2013, a packed audience gathered yesterday evening in the AudioLab Arena to congratulate the winners of the PLASA Awards for Innovation, sponsored by Lighting & Sound International magazine. The winner of the prestigious Gottelier Award was also announced at the ceremony.
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New Products Unveiled At Plasa London 2013
PLASA London 2013 will host a plethora of global, European and UK product launches for the pro-audio and entertainment lighting industries at ExCeL London from 6–9 October 2013. Many of the new products on show are also candidates for the 2013 PLASA Awards for Innovation.
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Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera Provides Artistic Liberty for Shooting Commercials
News: Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera Provides Artistic Liberty for Shooting CommercialsIt was a challenging assignment even for a veteran shooter of car commercials. A major ad agency for a leading automaker asked cinematographer Dana Christiaansen if he could shoot three full commercials in 48 hours on the streets of Atlanta. The spots would include nighttime car-to-car photography of a moving vehicle, close-ups of a celebrity spokesman at the wheel and scripted vignettes. Christiaansen’s solution to this challenge was to rely on the exceptional HD image quality and extraordinary low-light performance of the highly mobile EOS C300 digital cinema camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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Meet the Jedi Knights of SyFy’s "Defiance"
News: Meet the Jedi Knights of SyFy’s "Defiance"LightWave helps Defiance CG artists create everything from virtual environments to Hellbugs for the popular Syfy channel series
In a darkened studio on the Universal lot, a small, tight knit group of CG artists created 1,100 visual effects scenes—including 3D creatures, exotic flora, and virtual environments—for the first season of the Syfy series "Defiance."
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Litepanels® New Croma Flight Kit™
News: Litepanels® New Croma Flight Kit™Litepanels® announces the release of the new Croma Flight Kit™. Based around the popular variable color temperature Litepanels Croma, this lightweight and compact kit is designed for today’s shooting environments. The Croma Flight Kit™ has a host of versatile power and mounting accessories, and offers room to spare for an additional lighting fixture or other items.
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NVIDIA Unveils New Flagship GPU for Visual Computing
News: NVIDIA Unveils New Flagship GPU for Visual ComputingQuadro K6000 Tackles Most Complex Visual Computing Problems – From Tapping Vast New Energy Sources to Animating Monster Fur
NVIDIA today unveiled the visual computing industry’s new flagship technology – the NVIDIA® Quadro® K6000 GPU, the fastest and most capable GPU ever built.
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Anton/Bauer Hits The Road With Alex Buono For Visual Storytelling Tour
News: Anton/Bauer Hits The Road With Alex Buono For Visual Storytelling TourEducational Workshops to Feature Anton/Bauer Batteries, Chargers and Gold Mounts®
Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video, film and healthcare technology industries, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Alex Buono’s Visual Storytelling Tour. The tour kicked off in Minneapolis on June 3, and Buono, the Oscar-nominated Saturday Night Live Director of Photography, is hosting three filmmaking workshops a day across the country—discussing everything from script and location scouting to editing and delivery.
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Rodeo FX "Magically" Delivers 350 Shots As Main VFX Vendor On "Now You See Me"
News: Rodeo FX "Magically" Delivers 350 Shots As Main VFX Vendor On "Now You See Me"Renowned visual effects production studio Rodeo FX has “magically” delivered 350 complex VFX shots for “Now You See Me,” serving as the film’s main VFX vendor. The film was released by Summit Entertainment May 31st. The Rodeo FX team created and produced a huge and diverse array of shots for the new film, comprising 23 total minutes of visual effects-driven screen time.
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NVIDIA Quadro K4000 Helps Pixomondo Create Alien Worlds for Star Trek Into Darkness
News: NVIDIA Quadro K4000 Helps Pixomondo Create Alien Worlds for Star Trek Into DarknessPixomondo is an international visual effects company that utilizes a 24-hour production cycle enabled by a global network of facilities for feature film, television and commercial projects. Recognized with an Academy Award™ for "HUGO" and an Emmy Award™ for the second season of "Game of Thrones", the company’s artistic prowess is further evident in its stunning visual effects work for J.J. Abrams' epic "Star Trek Into Darkness."
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Christie Helps Engage Participants at T.I.N.Y. – An Interactive Multimedia Public Art Installation by Artist Garson Yu at New York’s Pier 57
News: Christie Helps Engage Participants at T.I.N.Y. – An Interactive Multimedia Public Art Installation by Artist Garson Yu at New York’s Pier 57Eight Christie HD10K-M 1080 HD 3-chip DLP Projectors are Lighting Up the Interactive Art Space at the Marina at Pier 57 in New York City from June 1-16
At the Marina at Pier 57, Christie® M-Series HD projectors are helping visitors “travel” through New York City by creating a multi-sensory experience for The Interactive New York (T.I.N.Y) exhibition, an interactive multimedia art installation by video artist Garson Yu. The exhibit is inspired by New York City as a living organism, and will let visitors interact with video and sound reminiscent of traveling in the city.
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Modus Makes Magic for Now You See Me
Montreal Facility Delivers 227 VFX Shots for Magician Heist Film
Modus FX completed many of the key visual effects shots on "Now You See Me," which was released today in theaters. Featuring a high-voltage ensemble cast, including Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson and rising star Isla Fisher, "Now You See Me" charts the progress of a team of illusionists who appear to rob banks during their performances, distributing the spoils to their audiences, all the while staying a step ahead of the FBI and Interpol. Modus was charged with many of the film’s CG sequences, creating compelling illusions that support the story and drive the narrative forward.
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Filmmakers Jeffrey Williams and Dan Greenberger Present "Man Up, Little Boy" Short Film Starring Bradley Whitford at Dances with Films Festival June 5 in Hollywood
News: Filmmakers Jeffrey Williams and Dan Greenberger Present "Man Up, Little Boy" Short Film Starring Bradley Whitford at Dances with Films Festival June 5 in HollywoodEmmy Award-winning “West Wing” cast member Bradley Whitford, whose new ABC comedy series “Trophy Wife” debuts this Fall, stars in a new, independent, dark comedy short film entitled “Man Up, Little Boy.” The 8-minute film will make its debut during the “Dances with Films” Festival held at Hollywood’s Chinese Theatres, and will be presented there on Wednesday, June 5, at 5PM.
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TCS Skquattro pedestals chosen for live 3D relay of Swan Lake from St Petersburg
News: TCS Skquattro pedestals chosen for live 3D relay of Swan Lake from St PetersburgFive Skquattro pedestals and a wide range of additional support equipment have been supplied by The Camera Store (TCS), a Vitec Group company, for a live stereoscopic broadcast of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake from St Petersburg.
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The Canon EOS C300 Helps Capture Documentary Footage in Deep, Dark Caves for the Extraordinary Holocaust Documentary "No Place on Earth"
News: The Canon EOS C300 Helps Capture Documentary Footage in Deep, Dark Caves for the Extraordinary Holocaust Documentary "No Place on Earth"It was a challenge unlike any cinematographer Zac Nicholson had ever faced. Asked by director/co-producer Janet Tobias to film scenes deep within a narrow cave for an incredible true story of human survival, Nicholson relied on the compact size and exceptional low-light performance of the EOS C300 cinema camera from Canon, U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging.
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LYON Video Deploys Grass Valley LDX Cameras for Live HD Mobile Productions
Twelve LDX WorldCam systems deliver uncompromised performance to the LYON12 mobile production truck
Mobile production company LYON Video has deployed 12 Grass Valley® LDX WorldCam™ camera systems for use in its LYON12 mobile production truck, which broadcasts various sporting events for customers including ESPN, SPEED, and FOX Sports Network. In conjunction with an existing fleet of Grass Valley cameras, the new LDX units recently covered the conclusion of regular season play of NCAA men’s college basketball on ESPN as well as the 61st annual "12 hours of Sebring" auto endurance race at Sebring (Florida) International Raceway.
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ARRI Unveils First Available Lens Lengths For Master Anamorphics
News: ARRI Unveils First Available Lens Lengths For Master AnamorphicsARRI is pleased to announce the first three focal lengths (35 mm, 50 mm and 75 mm) of the highly anticipated ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lens series will start shipping in May. The lenses are fast and compact, capable of shooting at T1.9.
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Dolby and Philips Announce Dolby 3D Format Specification for Delivering High-Quality, Glasses-Free 3D Video Content to Broad Range of Devices
Dolby demonstrates how creative professionals can use industry-leading tools like The Foundry’s NUKE and OCULA to create Dolby 3D content
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) and Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG; AEX:PHI) today announced the Dolby® 3D format, a new content delivery specification for Dolby 3D. The Dolby 3D format ensures that 3D content delivered to TVs, smartphones, PCs, and tablets enabled with Dolby 3D looks its very best, and accurately reflects what the content creator originally intended.
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Luma Pictures Adds A Whirlwind Of Effects To "Oz The Great And Powerful"
Luma Creates CG Tornado, Hot Air Balloon, Costumes, Landscapes And Magic
VFX stronghold Luma Pictures is coming off a whirlwind project, providing over 180 shots for Disney’s new “Oz The Great and Powerful.” The work provided by Luma, which now spans two studios worldwide, begins with one of the most iconic aspects of L. Frank Baum’s chronicles: the tornado which carries the central character to the distant and magical land of Oz. Luma also provided a variety of other effects including earth-to-sky landscape creation, full CG costumes, vehicles and magic effects.
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Autodesk Reveals New Gameware Advancements at GDC 2013
Game Development Solutions Boost UI Design, Artificial Intelligence, Lighting and Animation Tools
Game Developers Conference 2013 -- Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) unveiled new versions of its widely adopted game development middleware from the Autodesk Gameware product line that allow developers to create more compelling gaming experiences.
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Oscar limelight shines on Global Cinematography Institute Program of “Expanded Cinematography”
“The goal of the Global Cinematography Institute is to prepare cinematographers, postgraduate students and veteran filmmakers to take advantage of on-going advances in digital and virtual cinematography technologies.”
For cinematographers, visual effects artists and to all who are involved primarily in the imaging side of the filmmaking, two award categories are the most important: Cinematography and Visual Effects. This year’s Oscar for achievements in those fields was awarded to distinguished artists who worked on the same film – “ Life of Pi”. Academy Award for the Cinematography was won by Claudio Miranda, ASC, and Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott won the Oscar for Visual Effects.
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ARRI Awarded Technical Engineering Achievement by TV Academy
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored Arnold & Richter Cine Technik (ARRI) with a 2012 Technical Engineering Achievement Award on Jan. 10 in Las Vegas at a ceremony during the Consumer Electronics Show.
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Wreck-It Ralph and the Development of an Animated Epic
News: Wreck-It Ralph and the Development of an Animated EpicThe 2013 Academy Award nominations have been announced and Karen Foster with Entertainment News Line was able to discuss Wreck-It Ralph with animation artist and filmmaker Shannon McGee:
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2012 National Film Registry Picks in A League of Their Own
NFL Film, “A Christmas Story,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” Among Registry Additions
The excitement of national football; the first black star of an American feature-length film; the visionary battle between man and machine; and an award-winning actress born yesterday are part of a kaleidoscope of cinematic moments captured on film and tapped for preservation. The Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today named 25 motion pictures that have been selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. These cinematic treasures represent important cultural, artistic and historic achievements in filmmaking.
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Sony Announces Editing Suites for Vegas Pro and Movie Studio Platinum
Sony Creative Software, a leading global provider of professional editing and authoring applications, today released two suite packages, Movie Studio Platinum: Visual Effects Suite 2 and Vegas™ Pro 12 Suite. Both come equipped with versions of the visual effects software HitFilm 2 from London-based development company, FXhome. These new collections enable users to dramatically enhance their productions with professional special effects via a seamless and integrated workflow. Vegas Pro 12 Suite also offers a diverse bundling of professional audio and video editing applications, soundtracks, and more.
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ARRI And Carl Zeiss Mark 75-Year Collaboration With New Anamorphic Lenses
News: ARRI And Carl Zeiss Mark 75-Year Collaboration With New Anamorphic LensesARRI and Carl Zeiss have partnered for three-quarters of a century in a cooperative effort that is unmatched in the film industry. As we celebrate this commitment, ARRI is pleased to unveil our latest collaboration – the new ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lenses. Especially developed for the ALEXA Studio, ALEXA Plus 4:3 and ALEXA M cameras - all equipped with a 4:3 sensor and hence perfectly suited to true anamorphic capture - the Master Anamorphics expand creative opportunities for today’s image-makers.
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Grass Valley Launches New LDX Series of High Quality, Upgradeable Cameras
News: Grass Valley Launches New LDX Series of High Quality, Upgradeable CamerasCombining business flexibility, operational excellence and outstanding image performance, Grass Valley® today announces the launch of the LDX Series™ of camera systems. The LDX Series — initially consisting of the LDX Première™, LDX Elite™, and LDX WorldCam™ — signifies the next step in image acquisition.
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Steele Studios Completes Extensive VFX Work On Brand New TV Campaign For Overstock.Com
News: Steele Studios Completes Extensive VFX Work On Brand New TV Campaign For Overstock.Com
Steele Produces Complex CGI Shots Featured Within Five Spot “O Is The One” Campaign
Steele Studios, a leading creator and producer of visual content for television, film, music videos, and commercial projects for Fortune 500 companies, has completed and delivered extensive visual effects work featured within a brand new TV campaign promoting client Overstock.com. Jo and Jerry Steele, co-founders, Steele Studios, made the announcement.
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Monterey Museum of Art Hosts Auguste Rodin: Light and Shadow
News: Monterey Museum of Art Hosts Auguste Rodin: Light and ShadowAn exhibition of iconic works by the most significant sculptor since Michelangelo
The Monterey Museum of Art is very proud to present Auguste Rodin: Light and Shadow, Selections from Guardian Stewardship and the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, an exhibition of works by one of the most significant sculptors in art history, July 5-October 21, 2012, at the MMA Pacific Street, 559 Pacific Street, Monterey, California, 93940.
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Artistic Image Creates Award-Winning Live-Action/3D Video & Print Campaign For Cavitron
News: Artistic Image Creates Award-Winning Live-Action/3D Video & Print Campaign For CavitronThe Package, Which Transforms the Great Outdoors into a ‘Dental’ Landscape, Wins Top Honors at the 2012 Manny Awards in NYC
Artistic Image (AI) was called upon by Dudnyk, a full-service healthcare marketing agency in Horsham, PA to create imagery for a series of live-action/CGI-driven videos and print images for Cavitron, maker of dental hygiene tools, that transports hygienists out of the dentist’s office into a serene, dental-inspired outdoor landscape where a series of al fresco vignettes showcase their product’s new, exclusive features. The project tapped into the full range of the hybrid live-action, 3D, design, animation, compositing, editorial, and finishing company’s services and talent, as well as it’s seamless approach to executing complex multi-faceted concepts – from start to finish.
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Hoxton Redsox Touch Base as London's Newest VFX Studio
News: Hoxton Redsox Touch Base as London's Newest VFX StudioHoxton Redsox has opened as London’s newest visual effects (VFX) studio. Based in the heart of London’s East End, the company brings together a core team of VFX artists who have many years of combined expertise in post production gained from contributing to BAFTA, Emmy and British Arrow-winning projects, plus expertise from working at industry-leading post houses.
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II and 7D Digital SLR Cameras Add Muscle to Action Scenes in “Marvel’s The Avengers”
News: Canon EOS 5D Mark II and 7D Digital SLR Cameras Add Muscle to Action Scenes in “Marvel’s The Avengers”An epic confrontation between nightmarish super villains attacking the Earth and the super-heroic team of Iron Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, and Black Widow explodes onscreen in “Marvel’s The Avengers.” Directed by Joss Whedon, the film is packed with intense action and visual effects created by Hollywood’s most advanced production technologies, including the EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D digital SLR cameras from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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Evolving Artist(ry): One Man, One Tool
News: Evolving Artist(ry): One Man, One ToolAnimator and illustrator Chris O’Riley continues to hone his craft and meet artistic challenges head-on, armed with the latest tools in NewTek’s LightWave 3D
Artist Chris O’Riley can never predict what his next project will be, but he is always certain of one thing: the tool he will use to achieve it. For nearly two decades, he has been tackling various animation and illustration assignments from major news outlets and advertisers, growing and expanding as a digital artist, using NewTek’s LightWave 3D.
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Luma Reunites With Familiar Faces On Marvel Pictures’ “The Avengers”
No Bridge Too Far For Luma on “The Avengers” – Helicarrier Bridge, Character Work, Tornadoes and Environmental Effects Inhabit Marvel’s New Blockbuster
Visual effects stronghold, Luma Pictures reunited with a familiar cast of characters on Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated “The Avengers.” Having previously worked on “Captain America,” and “Thor,” Luma has developed a strong kinship with the Marvel Universe and jumped at the opportunity to add their unique brand of visual effects to the new film. Luma’s work on “The Avengers” includes the creation and extension of the Helicarrier ship bridge during pivotal scenes, tornado effects and donning of Thor’s mystical armor, and multiple exterior environments.
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Pixeldust Studios Produces Visually Compelling Animations For PBS NOVA Series "Cracking Your Genetic Code"
News: Pixeldust Studios Produces Visually Compelling Animations For PBS NOVA Series "Cracking Your Genetic Code"Unique Work Depicts DNA Strands, Chromosomes and Genes
Pixeldust Studios, an Emmy Award-winning digital animation and visual design company with studios in the Metro D.C. area and New York City, has produced eight minutes of original animation sequences which will be featured within a one-hour special episode of the NOVA series, Cracking Your Genetic Code. Set to air on March 28th, this PBS special examines the medical benefits and moral dilemmas posed by new technologies that decipher and analyze an individual’s genetic makeup.
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USC Institute for Creative Technologies, Icon Imaging Studio, Lightstage LLC and House of Moves Create New Digital Double Pipeline for "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island"
News: USC Institute for Creative Technologies, Icon Imaging Studio, Lightstage LLC and House of Moves Create New Digital Double Pipeline for "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island"Efficient Workflow Results in High Quality, Vendor-Ready 3D Models; Process Dramatically Simplifies Lighting and Texturing of Digital Humans
USC ICT (ICT), Icon Imaging Studio , Lightstage LLC and House of Moves (HOM) collaboratively pioneered a new process to create digital doubles for the recently released "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island", from New Line Cinema, Contrafilm Production and Warner Bros. Pictures.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces the Highly Anticipated EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera
Featuring Improved Image Quality, a 61-Point High Density Reticular AF, Six fps High-Speed Continuous Shooting and Enhanced HD Video Recording Features
On the 25th anniversary of its world-renowned EOS System, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce its latest model, the new EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera. Positioned between the extremely popular EOS 5D Mark II and Canon’s top-of-the-line professional EOS-1D X model, the EOS 5D Mark III delivers superb image quality, thanks to a new 22.3-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, a high-performance DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processor, a 61-point High Density Reticular Autofocus (AF) System and six frames-per-second (fps) continuous shooting speed.
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14 Academy Award-Nominated Movies: One Thing in Common
Digital Artists Worldwide Used Autodesk Digital Entertainment Creation Software to Create 2011's Most Celebrated Movies
Digital artists devoted days and years behind the scenes to help create the movie magic seen in many of this year's Academy Award-nominated films. In the categories for Best Visual Effects and Best Animated Film (Feature and Short) in particular, many artists relied on the same set of tools -- Digital Entertainment Creation (DEC) software from Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK).
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Weta Digital's Groundbreaking Animation on Tintin Movie Powered by Autodesk Technology
News: Weta Digital's Groundbreaking Animation on Tintin Movie Powered by Autodesk TechnologyOscar-Winning Studio's Pioneering Virtual Production Technology Built With Autodesk Software
Virtual production, driven in a large part by real-time Digital Entertainment Creation (DEC) software from Autodesk Inc.(NASDAQ: ADSK), has evolved significantly since the process was used for the landmark release of "Avatar" in 2009. Peter Jackson's New Zealand-based Weta Digital studio, long known for its technological innovation, used Autodesk software to take the virtual production process to new levels of real-time performance capture for the animated feature film "The Adventures of Tintin."
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Digital Domain Creates an Emotional Story for Powerful "TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON" Teaser
News: Digital Domain Creates an Emotional Story for Powerful "TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON" TeaserActivision Publishing, Inc and High Moon Studios tapped Digital Domain and Mothership Director Neil Huxley to create the unexpected teaser for "TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON" that premiered December 10th during the 2011 Video Game Awards show on Spike TV. Powerful and dark, with a filmic look and feel, the :90 piece hooks gamers with emotional imagery, a haunting track and redemptive story, and reveals the entree of popular 'bots into the Transformers game world for the first time.
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Digital Art Zone Adds New CEO and CMO to Executive Staff
Key Hires to Ensure Future Growth of Leading 3D Software and Content Provider
Digital Art Zone, a leader in the development of 3D software and content, is pleased to announce two new additions to their executive management team. Jim Thornton, a seasoned executive, is now Digital Art Zone’s Chief Executive Officer; while Ms. Maile Keone will run the marketing department, as the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer.
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Reel FX Partners with Madison Square Garden Entertainment to Bring its New 2011 Edition of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular to Life in Stereoscopic 3DLive
News: Reel FX Partners with Madison Square Garden Entertainment to Bring its New 2011 Edition of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular to Life in Stereoscopic 3DLiveReel FX [http://www.reelfx.com] reveals details of its stereoscopic CG animation for “Humbugged: Rockettes to the Rescue” – a unique scene within the 2011 Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the world-famous Radio City Rockettes –“The Rockettes Magical Journey” which opens Friday, November 11th, 2011. Reel FX delivered a total of seven and a half minutes of stereoscopic CG content which will be featured on a massive 3D LED wall on-stage during the show. Reel FX Producer Greg Lyons, Digital Supervisor Glo Minaya and Senior VFX Supervisor Augusto Schillaci worked closely with Director and Choreographer of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Linda Haberman, and senior vice president, production, Madison Square Garden Entertainment Larry Sedwick from the pre-production and conceptual stages to the final dress rehearsals. The goal was to achieve a level of seamless integration between the stereoscopic imagery and live-action performers and to give audiences a new experience. Tickets are currently on sale for the annual holiday production, which runs through Monday, January 2nd, 2012 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
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Anton/Bauer Awards Scholarships To Aspiring Cinematographers At Maine Media Workshops
News: Anton/Bauer Awards Scholarships To Aspiring Cinematographers At Maine Media WorkshopsCompany Continues Its Commitment to Power Education in 2011
Anton/Bauer®, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, recently awarded scholarships for two students to each attend one of Maine Media's world-renowned film and video workshops. This is just one of the many ways Anton/Bauer is increasing its commitment to education, helping students and young professionals achieve their professional goals while educating them on the importance of using quality, reliable and professional gear.
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Pro Lighting Solution, Bakery Relight™ to Add Support for mental ray®
Demonstrations of Interactive 3D Lighting & Look Development Tool at IBC 2011 in Amsterdam
(Gemenos, France--September 7, 2011) The Bakery, the 3D computer graphics software company, is pleased to confirm support for mental ray® scenes in the latest version of Bakery Relight™, their all-in-one interactive 3D solution for lighting professionals.
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Spotlight on 3D Lighting & Rendering Solution, Bakery Relight™ at SIGGRAPH 2011 in Vancouver (Stand 471)
News: Spotlight on 3D Lighting & Rendering Solution, Bakery Relight™ at SIGGRAPH 2011 in Vancouver (Stand 471)Pipeline Management in Bakery Relight Central Theme of Exhibitor Tech Talk on Tuesday 9. August 2011
(Gemenos, France--August 2, 2011) The Bakery, the 3D computer graphics software company, will be showcasing their game-changing lighting, shading and rendering solution, Bakery Relight™ at this year’s SIGGRAPH show, which takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre (9.-11. August 2011 – stand 471).
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Studio 108 Opens The Doors Of A New Space Tripling Its Size In Richmond's Creative Mecca, The Manchester’s Art + Design District
News:  Studio 108 Opens The Doors Of A New Space Tripling Its Size In Richmond's Creative Mecca, The Manchester’s Art + Design DistrictFounder Jack Hartmann Marks Studio 108's 10th Anniversary With Its Re-Launch AsThe City's First Hybrid One-Stop Creative/Production/FX/Animation/Editorial/Audio Company
Studio 108 founder, director/editor Jack Hartmann, has announced that his integrated creative/FX/animation/production/post/audio company has opened the doors of its new facility in Manchester Flats, a unique building designed specifically for artists and creative companies. The multi award-winning firm has tripled its size with the move to the largest commercial space in this stunningly renovated 19th century warehouse located in the heart of Richmond’s burgeoning hip urban Mecca, The Manchester Art + Design District. The expansion marks Studio 108’s 10th anniversary, and positions it as the city’s most comprehensive creative resource for ad agencies, corporations and filmmakers seeking a cost-effective approach to a producing innovate, high-end media content.
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The Bakery To Unveil A Range Of Free Tools For Lighting Professionals At MIFA 2011
New Image Visualization and Compositing Tools Now Available Free of Charge to Worldwide Lighting Community
The Bakery, the 3D computer graphics software company, will unveil a new range of free tools for lighting professionals at the forthcoming MIFA show in Annecy, France (8.-10. June 2011, stand 2.006).
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Bakery Relight™ Lights Up FMX 2011
Early Adopters of New CG Lighting and Rendering Software Lend Their Support as Bakery Relight Heads for 16th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media
The Bakery, the 3D computer graphics software company, will be showcasing Bakery Relight™, their game-changing animation and visual effects lighting and rendering solution at FMX 2011 from 3 - 6 May, at the Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart, Germany. The software, which launched at NAB 2011 in Las Vegas in April has quickly garnered plaudits and strong support from early adopters, and is already making its mark at production facilities internationally.
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Autodesk Flame Premium 2012 Offers Tools for Total Creative Control
New Tools for Relighting, Enhanced Stereoscopic 3D Workflow and CG Interoperability
At NAB 2011 -- Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) is now shipping Autodesk Flame Premium 2012, the company's production-proven creative 3D visual effects and finishing software. Introduced in late 2010, Flame Premium combines the award-winning Autodesk Flame visual effects toolset with a powerful timeline workflow for conform and editing, as well as real-time color grading. Flame Premium 2012 features groundbreaking tools for relighting in post, an enhanced stereoscopic 3D (S3D) finishing workflow, and improved integration with Autodesk 3D animation software.
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Louis Morin, "Source Code" and Modus FX
Building a Thriller with Invisible VFX
Visual effects supervisor Louis Morin’s latest project, "Source Code", comes to the big screen across North America today. Modus FX, who collaborated recently with Morin on "Barney’s Version", was one of six facilities that contributed stunning, seamless CG for the new thriller by emerging British director Duncan Jones. The film is just the latest in the new generation of films blending brilliant, yet imperceptible, visual effects with live action.
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CG Lighting And Rendering Software Bakery Relight™ To Launch At 2011 NAB Show
Game-Changing, Interactive, All-In-One Solution for Animated and Live Action/VFX Production
The Bakery, the 3D computer graphics software company, will unveil its game-changing animation and visual effects lighting and rendering solution Bakery Relight™ at the 2011 NAB Show. Designed for the high-end feature film, television and industrial, automotive and architectural design industries, Bakery Relight is the first interactive, all-in-one lighting, shading and rendering solution. With potent new artistic tools and accelerated and streamlined workflows, Bakery Relight expands creativity and increases productivity and turnaround times by significant orders of magnitude.
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Canon Announces Two New Rebel Cameras, Four New PowerShot Cameras and Two New Super-Telephoto Lenses
Two New Speedlites and a New EF-S Lens Round Out the Photographic Journey
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the EOS Rebel T3i and EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Cameras, providing numerous intelligent high-end features at attractive price points. Complementing the award-winning EOS Rebel T2i DSLR, the EOS Rebel T3i, Canon’s new flagship Rebel, offers fun and easy-to-use features for beginning photographers, and the EOS Rebel T3 provides a more attractively priced option for those looking to experience the pleasure of shooting with a DSLR camera. For the young enthusiast learning photography or the adult looking to learn more, Canon’s new Feature Guide instruction will walk Rebel T3i users through functions and provide recommendations for various settings, a great hands-on learning tool.
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NewTek Ships LightWave™ 10
3D artists gain interactive viewport rendering, real-time stereoscopic preview, Virtual Studio Tools for immersive walkthroughs and the first complete linear color space workflow, all within an enhanced user interface
NewTek, a worldwide leader of 3D animation and video products, releases NewTek LightWave™ 10—the latest version of its Emmy® Award-winning 3D software. LightWave 10 delivers a whole new set of capabilities for 3D producers and studio pipelines. Now, 3D artists have the ability to focus on the creative process with tools that provide immediate feedback—whether they work alone or in a multi-software studio.
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Luma Pictures Saddles Up with the Coens for “True Grit”
VFX Studio Completes Fourth Collaboration with Academy Award®-Winning Directors
"True Grit", from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, opening nationwide today, marks the fourth collaboration between Luma Pictures and Academy Award®-winning directors Joel and Ethan Coen.
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Autodesk Announces Rendering Revolution Contest Winners at Autodesk University
News: Autodesk Announces Rendering Revolution Contest Winners at Autodesk UniversityInternational Competition Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Autodesk 3ds Max Software and Advancements in GPU-Accelerated Rendering
Autodesk, Inc., announced the winners of the Rendering Revolution contest -- a still-image architectural visualization competition hosted by CGarchitect.com. The winning entry, submitted by Chinese artist Qingfeng Chen, shows an artistic rendering of the 3ds Max 20th anniversary logo.*
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Hinge Digital Unleashes CG for Nike LunarGlide+ 2 Spot
Full-service Studio Provides High-end Visual Effects and Animation for Global Campaign
Utilizing advanced animation and camera projection techniques, Hinge Digital brings realism and energy to footwear, lighting effects and cityscapes in the newest Nike LunarGlide+ 2 campaign entitled "Dynamic Support Run Unleashed."
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Splice Launches New Visual Effects Division
News: Splice Launches New Visual Effects DivisionWelcomes VFX Supervisor/Flame Artist Mark Youngren From ILM
Creative post-production company, SPLICE, has launched a new visual effects division and welcomed VFX Supervisor/FLAME Artist Mark Youngren to the studio's award-winning team.
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Canon's New EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera Unleashes The Creative Potential Of Digital Photography And EOS Full HD Video With New In-Camera Imaging Features
New EOS 60D Offers a Vari-Angle LCD Screen, EOS Full HD Video Recording, In-Camera RAW Processing and Creative Filters and 18-Megapixel Resolution Among Class-Leading Specs
High-quality digital capture and skillful post-processing go hand-in-hand for superior end results, and more control over in-camera image processing means less time editing and more time shooting. At the same time, the overwhelming popularity of Full HD video recording with other current EOS Digital SLRs has led to customer requests for more advanced features such as manual audio level control and flexible LCD screens. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, delivers all of these features and more with the new EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera.
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Cine Gear Expo Lifetime Achievement Award Honors Volker Bahnemann
On June 4th at The Paramount Theater in Hollywood, Volker Bahnemann was honored with the Cine Gear Expo 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of the significant contributions he has made towards advancing the art and craft of filmmaking.
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MAXON CINEMA 4D Used to Create Dazzling 3D Imagery for World’s First Fully 360-degree Projected Animated Stage Set in New Production of "Peter Pan"
Renowned Stage Designer William Dudley Brings Never-before Seen Cinematic Experience to Live Theatre — Lighting, Rendering and Efficient Polygon Management Tools Cited as Key to On-time Workflow and Enhanced Audience Engagement
MAXON Computer, a leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced that world-renowned theater designer William Dudley used CINEMA 4D to chart new territory in the marriage of digital scenery and live action in the new stage production of JM Barrie's "Peter Pan" which recently made its US Premiere in San Francisco.
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Volker Bahnemann Award for Cinematographers Nurtures Creativity for NYU Film School
News: Volker Bahnemann Award for Cinematographers Nurtures Creativity for NYU Film SchoolIn honor of and in recognition of Volker Bahnemann’s more than 40 years of service to the filmmaking industry, ARRI has established “The Volker Bahnemann Award for Cinematographers at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television”. The grant was conceived to inspire future generations of cinematographers and empower talented students to realize their artistic potential.
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HP Technology Powers DreamWorks Animation’s 3-D Film “How to Train Your Dragon”
The power of HP technology and the creative strength of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) fuse once again as the studio’s bar-raising achievement in 3-D animation, “How to Train Your Dragon,” hits theaters today.
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MAXON CINEMA 4D Powers Short Film "JET" to Multi-Festival Recognition
CG Expert “Dr. Sassi” Garners Multiple Awards and Acceptances for Junior Extra Terrestrial, Creates Comprehensive JET-based Tutorial Series for MAXON’s Cineversity Training and Resource Website
MAXON Computer, a leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation, and rendering solutions, announced today that Junior Extra Terrestrial (JET) (trailer), a four-minute animated and live-action short created primarily with MAXON CINEMA 4D, has recently been accepted at eight film festivals and honored with two awards.
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MAXON Congratulates 3D Design Category Winner in the Cut&Paste 2009 Digital Design Tournament’s First-Ever Global Championship
Gabriel Smetzer of San Francisco Taps CINEMA 4D’s Rich 3D Toolset Taking Top Honors in the Leading International Competition Celebrating Independent Design and Creativity
MAXON a leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, congratulates Gabriel Smetzer on winning the 2009 Cut&Paste Digital Design Tournament’s first-ever Global Championship in the 3D Competition category
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MAXON CINEMA 4D Used as Central Application in Creation of New Animated Short Feature Film, Junior Extraterrestrial (JET)
Dr. Sassi to Show ‘Sneak Peek’ of JET at the MAXON Booth During SIGGRAPH 2009, August 4 – 6 in New Orleans
MAXON Computer, a leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced Dr.-Ing.V.Sassmannshausen (aka Dr. Sassi), a world renowned 3D authority, computer animator and artist, is creating a short animated feature film entitled, Junior Extraterrestrial (JET) relying on its award-winning CINEMA 4D toolkit .
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Autodesk Software Breathes Life into 'Little Krishna' Animated Series
First Indian Production Acquired by Nickelodeon
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced that one of India's leading animation studios - BIG Animation, a Reliance ADAG Company - used Autodesk Maya software to animate the magical worlds of the new "Little Krishna" animated series. The company relied on the Autodesk Smoke and Autodesk Flame systems for finishing and final output of the 13-episode program.
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DAZ 3D Announces Update to DAZ Studio and Unveils New Prosumer Version
DAZ Studio 3 Advanced Provides Easy-to-use, Professional Tools for Serious 3D Artists; Free Standard Version Ideal for Beginners and Hobbyists
Providing artists with greater opportunity for advanced 3D content creation, DAZ 3D today announced a new free version of its celebrated 3D art and animation package, DAZ Studio 3, as well as the debut of its enhanced, professional-quality toolset, DAZ Studio 3 Advanced, ideal for 3D animators, designers and illustrators.
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Cinnafilm Signs Global Reseller Agreement with Professional Motion Picture Equipment World Leader, ARRI
Agreement Validates Cinnafilm’s Pioneering Achievements in the Area of Film and Video Post Production Technology
Cinnafilm, Inc., an engineering software firm dedicated to the development of powerful, reliable and intuitive film and video post production tools for creative professionals, today announced it has signed a multi-year, multi-million dollar global reseller agreement with ARRI, the world’s leading manufacturer of professional motion picture equipment.
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Luma Helps Bring "Wolverine" to a Thrilling Close
News: Luma Helps Bring "Wolverine" to a Thrilling CloseVFX Studio Delivers 125 Shots for Latest X-Men Epic
When "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" thunders to its conclusion, it does so with all of the fury and firepower one would expect from the year's most anticipated superhero blockbuster.
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ARRI Teams with Cinnafilm and Digital Film Central to Bring Texture Control to the DI Suite
Dynamic toolset adds interactive control of grain and noise levels to the creative palette
ARRI announced today that it has entered into a Letter of Intent to develop and sell an innovative new Texture Control software tool for digital intermediate (DI) and mastering facilities. Powered by Pixel Strings™, a high performance GPU-based motion estimation engine developed by Cinnafilm, Inc., this dynamic toolset adds interactive control of grain and noise levels to the creative palette.
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Panavision Proposes Two-Perf Film System For Indie Filmmaking in Today's Economy
Venerable Film System Provides High-quality Images Coupled with Significant Cost Savings
While there is no easy antidote for the effect of the recession on independent filmmakers, Panavision suggests that the venerable two-perf film system may prove to be both an artistic and economic godsend in these troubled times.
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Escape Studios Offers New Classroom-based Games Course
Learn How to Create Realistic Models and Environments for Games; Taught by Simon Fenton, Former Lead Artist at Sony Computer Entertainment London
Learn how to create artwork required to land a job in the games industry with Escape's new classroom-based Games Course. Taught by Simon Fenton, former lead artist at Sony Computer Entertainment London, Escape's games course will teach students how to take art direction and create realistic models and environments for games.
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MAXON Congratulates Framestore CFC on its Visual Effects Academy Award Nomination for "The Dark Knight"
MAXON’s BodyPaint 3D Texture Painting Application Used to Transform Good-Guy Harvey Dent into Villainous “Two-Face”
MAXON Computer USA, a leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, congratulates UK-based Framestore for being nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for an “Achievement in Visual Effects” Academy Award for its contributions on Warner Bros. blockbuster The Dark Knight.
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Rockstar Media Group Shoots Music Video for New Island Def Jam Rockers, The Urgency, With Panasonic HD Cameras
LA-based Production Company Teams Master-Quality AJ-HPX3000 P2 HD Camcorder with AJ-HDC27H VariCam and AG-HVX200 P2 HD Handheld For Green Screen Work
Rockstar Media Group, a Los Angeles-based boutique media and content production company, recently shot a complex music video launching new Island Def Jam Music Group rock artists, The Urgency, with three Panasonic HD cameras.
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coolux Sends Pandoras Box™ on Tour With Celine Dion
Real-Time Compositing Media Server Supports Artistic Vision for New "Taking Chances" Tour
Canadian singer and international superstar Celine Dion has taken her "Taking Chances" tour on the road using six Pandoras Box™ Media Server systems from coolux. The Pandoras Box real-time compositing media servers allow lighting and stage designer Yves Aucoin, with the support of Pandoras Box operator Louis-Philippe Gaudreau, to create the visual spectacle that characterizes Dion's live performances.
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Speedshape and Anonymous Collaborate On Ford CG Multimedia Effort
Venice-based Speedshape, Team Detroit and Director Mark Romanek of Anonymous Content collaborate on a ground breaking HD campaign for the new Ford Flex.
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Final Cut's Akiko Iwakawa Helps mcgarrybowen & Janusz Kaminski Create a Majestic NFL Migration in Reebok Spot
NFL's great players answer the call of nature in a cinematic spot for Reebok via ad agency mcgarrybowen. Final Cut Editor Akiko Iwakawa collaborated with Director/DP Janusz Kaminski of Independent Media to create the poetic tone and stunning visuals of "Migration."
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Boris Continuum Complete 5 Sparks Now Available
Major update to the popular visual effects package for Autodesk Advanced Compositing and Finishing Systems adds 13 new filters
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, announced that Boris Continuum Complete 5 for Autodesk Sparks (BCC 5 Sparks) is now available.
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Autodesk Technology Helps Beowulf Battle Believably in 3D
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced that Sony Pictures Imageworks used Autodesk Maya and Autodesk MotionBuilder software to shape hundreds of 3D animation and visual effects shots for Beowulf, director Robert Zemeckis' new stereoscopic film. With the help of Autodesk technology, Sony Pictures Imageworks has taken the worlds of performance capture and 3D stereoscopic imaging to an exciting new level in Beowulf.
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rhinofx Creates a Long Form Christmas Spectacular for Radio City
Rhinofx recently showcased its broad reach across long form CG animation, with a HD backdrop for Radio City Music Hall's upcoming Christmas Spectacular, running from November 9th to December 30th.
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News: Digital-Tutors Announces New Creating Digital Humans Series for Maya
Digital-Tutors, an Autodesk® Authorized Publisher and leading provider in video-based training, today announced the availability of the Creating Digital Humans Series, a four-part collection of training and the latest release in a growing library of interactive training for emerging digital artists using Maya, the award-winning 3D modeling, animation, effects and rendering solution.
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News: The Mill NY Refines Focus with New GenArts Sapphire Plug-ins
Many of the new Sapphire Plug-ins help The Mill achieve a distinctly subtle and stylized look in the new Absolut Vodka spot.
2007 marks the fifth anniversary for The Mill New York, the first stateside satellite of the venerable London post production pioneer.
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News: Autodesk Congratulates Recipients of the 2007 Autodesk Masters Award
Autodesk, Inc. extends its congratulations to all recipients of this year's Autodesk Masters awards.
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News: Shawn Kelly And Carlos Baena Of Animationmentor.Com To Present At The //Adapt 2007 Conference In Montreal
Two Additional Special Feature Presentations Confirmed; Walt Disney Animation Studios, DreamWorks Animation SKG and Sony Pictures Imageworks
Today, Digital 04 Studios is pleased to announce additional speakers to the //ADAPT 2007 Conference schedule.
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News: mental ray Software From mental images Selected by Sony Pictures Imageworks
mental images®, a global leader in rendering software for filmmakers and computer entertainment, announced a multi-year software license and custom support agreement that will provide Sony Pictures Imageworks with mental images' Academy Award® winning mental ray® rendering software for use in visual effects and character animation for upcoming computer-generated movie projects.
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News: Canon High Definition Electronic Cinematography Prime Lenses Bring Fame To Indie Motion Picture Get Faamous
HD EC Lenses Enable Capture of Director's Unique Vision in Low Light, Tight Spaces
 
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News: VICON and MOVA Announce Technology Alliance
Markerless Mo-Cap Solution 'Mova™ Contour™ Reality Capture' Integrates Seamlessly With VICON MX Systems On Set
VICON, developer of Academy Award®-winning motion capture systems and a division of OMG plc, Oxford Metrics Group, announced today a technology alliance with San Francisco-based Mova, which is debuting the new Mova Contour Reality Capture system in booth #1027 at SIGGRAPH 2006. Contour is a system that allows markerless motion capture to be recorded with sub-millimeter precision using a combination of specialized phosphorescent make-up, digital cameras, customized fluorescent strobe lighting and proprietary software.
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News: London-based Vertigo Productions wins EMMY for work on Discovery Channel production
Antony Buonomo of the London-based digital design company Vertigo Productions has won a share of the EMMY for OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN A CRAFT: GRAPHIC AND ARTISTIC DESIGN at the 2005 News and Documentary Awards in New York.
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News: PD Pro Digital Painter Demo version 3.1 and new Plugin doggybag #3
Spherize plugin released for free version, PD Help documentation updated
Dan Ritchie, author of PD Pro Digital Painter, today announced the availability of the demo version for version 3.1.
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