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Award-Winning Editor Lucas Eskin Joins Cut+Run
News: Award-Winning Editor Lucas Eskin Joins Cut+RunCut+Run is excited to announce that award-winning editor Lucas Eskin has joined the company. His first project at Cut+Run is a spot for the Newport Beach Film Festival via agency RPA and directed by Tom Routson of TOOL.
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Encore VFX Names Scott Ballard to New Position, Pipeline Supervisor
News: Encore VFX Names Scott Ballard  to New Position, Pipeline SupervisorEncore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company, announced today that technology expert Scott Ballard has joined its rapidly-expanding VFX division as Pipeline Supervisor. Ballard is tasked with expanding the company's inter-studio pipeline across all Encore VFX facilities worldwide, ensuring its operations are also at the state-of the-art level of efficiency.
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Company 3®, London Adds Top Talent Claire McGrane to Lead UK Facility
News: Company 3®, London Adds Top Talent Claire McGrane to Lead UK FacilityAward-winning post house Company 3, a Deluxe Creative Services company, today announced that Claire McGrane is joining the London facility to lead the team. In doing so, she also joins the senior global management team for the Company 3 group.
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Jay Gundzik’s Modus Operandi Is Creative; Agency Kicks Off New Year With Strategic Addition To The Team
News: Jay Gundzik’s Modus Operandi Is Creative; Agency Kicks Off New Year With Strategic Addition To The TeamModus Operandi launches 2014 with the addition of SR. Creative Director Jay Gundzik. Gundzik is an award-winning creative known for his expertise in gaming, digital, print and broadcast.
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GRAVITY Earns Top Honors from Cinematographers
KILLING LINCOLN, GAME OF THRONES and DRUNK HISTORY Win in TV Categories
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jeremy Benning, CSC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC and Blake McClure earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 28th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony was held here tonight at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Lubezki won the ASC Award in the feature film competition for GRAVITY. Benning won the TV movie/miniseries award for KILLING LINCOLN. Freeman took home top honors in the one-hour episodic television category for GAME OF THRONES, and McClure was the recipient of the half-hour episodic series award for DRUNK HISTORY.
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Company 3® Adds Internationally Respected Colorist Damien Van Der Cruyssen to Roster in New York
News: Company 3® Adds Internationally Respected Colorist Damien Van Der Cruyssen to Roster in New YorkAward-winning post house Company 3, a Deluxe Creative Services Company, is proud to announce the arrival of highly-acclaimed colorist Damien Van Der Cruyssen to the New York facility at 218 West 18th Street, where he will color feature films and commercials. Van Der Cruyssen, who began his career in his native France, comes to Company 3 following an eight-year tenure at The Mill, NY where he started as Senior Colorist and eventually moved up to hold the title Joint Head of Color.
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BRW Filmland Los Angeles’ Matthew Pollock Brings The Sexy Back To Garbage Removal For Hefty
News: BRW Filmland Los Angeles’ Matthew Pollock Brings The Sexy Back To Garbage Removal For HeftyBRW Filmland Los Angeles director Matthew Pollock discovers the sensual side of trash with a cast of hunky garbage men in the new :30 “The Ultimate Garbage Men” for Hefty out of Havas Worldwide Chicago. Following his viral hit, “Gay Men Will Marry Your Boyfriends,” Pollock delivers a spot that features a host of brawny sanitation workers, sprinkled with a less-than-lean, but charming cohort, to appeal to the female population with a straightforward and steamy demonstration of Hefty’s new Ultimate garbage bag.
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/WILDCHILD/ Kicks Off 2014 with Mettler, Shevin Hires
News: /WILDCHILD/ Kicks Off 2014 with Mettler, Shevin HiresContinuing the exciting year of expansion marked by the signing of EP Melissa Miller, /WILDCHILD/ is pleased to announce the addition of award-winning Editors Richard Mettler and Stewart Shevin to its growing roster. “We are thrilled to have these two amazing editors on board,” states /WILDCHILD/ Editor & Owner, Yvette Pineyro. “Both are unique storytellers who will bolster our pool of talent.”
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Call for Entries Issued For 2014 AICE Awards Competition
News: Call for Entries Issued For 2014 AICE Awards CompetitionBest of Show Winner and Online Campaign Category Added; Changes Made to Alternative Media Category
AICE has announced the Call for Entries for the 13th annual AICE Awards competition, the premiere creative competition for the post production industry in the US and Canada. The 2014 AICE Awards includes 21 categories, 16 for editorial and 5 for other post production crafts such as audio mixing and color grading. Winners will be announced at the AICE Awards Show, set for Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Guastavino’s, the glittering event space on the East Side of Manhattan.
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Hooligan Contributes To JDRF “Type None” Campaign Via Agency GSW
News: Hooligan Contributes To JDRF “Type None” Campaign Via Agency GSWHealthcare advertising agency GSW tapped Hooligan Senior Editor Peter Mostert to edit the Type None campaign for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.
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Eskimo Brings the Turnstone Manifesto to Life
News: Eskimo Brings the Turnstone Manifesto to LifeEskimo recently worked from creative concept to final cut on a vibrant new company anthem video for cutting-edge furniture manufacturer and long-time client Turnstone (a Steelcase company). The project was a multifaceted internal and external collaboration, pulling together Eskimo’s internal production talent and utilizing close relationships with outside audio, edit and design houses. "Turnstone Manifesto" is a high-energy rollick through the universe of creative design, contrasting the chalkboard scribbling, iPad-wielding thinkers with the monumental artistic sculptures and images of athletes and musicians that are both the products of and inspiration for their work.
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Whitehouse Post Adds Luis Ribeiro to New Business Development Team
News: Whitehouse Post Adds Luis Ribeiro to New Business Development TeamWhitehouse Post is pleased to add Luis Ribeiro to its team as new business developer covering editorial, visual effects, and design. Ribeiro’s background suits him perfectly for this new role: as the founder of global consultancy Ambassador Digital Group and the U.S. consultant for FilmBrazil, he has forged enduring relationships with key players across the global advertising industry. A Brazilian native, Ribeiro will seek to expand Whitehouse Post businesses nationally and internationally, and serve as a key instrument in extending the Whitehouse brand into Latin America and the ever-growing U.S. multicultural market.
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Thinkbox Software Releases XMesh MY Geometry Caching Tool for Autodesk® Maya®
News: Thinkbox Software Releases XMesh MY Geometry Caching Tool for Autodesk® Maya®Solution Facilitates Efficient Management of Large Files
Thinkbox Software today announced the release of XMesh MY, a geometry caching plug-in for Autodesk® Maya®. Designed to streamline animation and visual effects production pipelines, XMesh is a set of tools for saving animated scene geometry in a condensed format that yields smaller files for faster loading, manipulation and sharing across facilities and applications. Also compatible with Autodesk® 3ds Max®, the robust and scalable multi-threaded solution allows artists to quickly open, share or receive computer generated (CG) assets from internal studio departments or external facilities.
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American Society of Cinematographers Names Television Nominees
HBO and Starz Lead Nominations
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has selected its television nominees for the organization’s 28th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. The winners will be announced at a gala on February 1, 2014, here at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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STORY’s Blair Hayes Captures the Magic of Cavit Wine
News: STORY’s Blair Hayes Captures the Magic of Cavit WineSTORY’s Blair Hayes has directed a new spot for Cavit that beautifully evokes the authentic origins of America’s best-selling Italian wine. Conceived by Agency 212, New York, the ad shows a group of young Italians enjoying wine in the environs of a picturesque country estate. The voiceover describes “what matters” when choosing a wine, including where it comes from and how it’s grown, ending with the tagline, “when quality matters.” There is a clever interplay between the elements that contribute to quality winemaking, and to great moments in life.
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A-Level VFX Studio Brewster Parsons Welcomes Production Maven Sybil McCarthy as Executive Producer
News: A-Level VFX Studio Brewster Parsons Welcomes Production Maven Sybil McCarthy as Executive ProducerBrewster Parsons founder and executive producer Darcy Parsons and her colleagues at the A-level VFX studio are very proud to welcome Sybil McCarthy to the company's staff as executive producer in charge of business development. The appointment is effective immediately.
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NuContext Creative Names Michael Rola as New Executive Director of Integrated Marketing; Rola Had Been Walt Disney Studios' Director, Integrated Marketing & Synergy
News: NuContext Creative Names Michael Rola as New Executive Director of Integrated Marketing; Rola Had Been Walt Disney Studios' Director, Integrated Marketing & SynergyNuContext Creative, a multi-award winning entertainment marketing agency, has named Michael Rola as the company’s new Executive Director of Integrated Marketing. In his new position, Rola will be responsible for creating and executing branded entertainment and movie studio integration campaigns for NuContext Creative and their clients. Angela Guice, Founder/Executive Producer, NuContext Creative, made the announcement.
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STORY’s David Orr Directs a “Game Changer” for Vanderbilt University
News: STORY’s David Orr Directs a “Game Changer” for Vanderbilt UniversityLuckie & Company’s new campaign is aimed at redefining the image of the school’s athletic department.
A new commercial campaign for Vanderbilt University’s Athletic Department reimagines a practice field and workout facility as proving grounds for victory.
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Method Studios and HALON Entertainment Announce Collaboration
Feature and Commercial Clients set to Benefit from New Alliance
International visual effects house, Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, and previsualization company HALON Entertainment, announced a strategic alliance agreement today. Under the agreement, Method will collaborate with HALON to jointly provide previs and VFX services to customers which will allow the two companies to share talent, technique, and locations. Combined services will be available out of any of Method’s worldwide locations, including London and Vancouver.
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Taylor Steele Debuts for Milkt with Pacifico Campaign
News: Taylor Steele Debuts for Milkt with Pacifico Campaign
Milkt, the bicoastal directing collective behind MILKPEP’s Got Chocolate Milk? spots and memorable work for Samsung and Absolut has just launched a campaign for Pacifico from the lens of award-winning Director Taylor Steele. Working closely with the GSD&M creative team, Andy Miller and Joel Davis, Steele turned out his first project with Milkt, firing the starting gun on an intriguing new partnership.
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Method Studios Brings Down the House
News: Method Studios Brings Down the HouseMethod is One of the Lead VFX Vendors on "White House Down"
Visual effects house Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, was one of the lead vendors on Columbia Pictures’ “White House Down,” which opened this weekend. Method’s crew was led by Ollie Rankin, visual effects supervisor, and Christopher Anderson, visual effects producer for the team in Vancouver. Overall they completed 185 shots comprising four sequences. “White House Down” was directed by Roland Emmerich. Volker Engel and Marc Weigert were the production’s visual effects supervisors.
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Summer Blockbusters Graded by Company 3 Using DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve was Company 3's tool of choice for color grading major summer blockbusters this year, including “The Lone Ranger” and “Man of Steel” (graded by Stefan Sonnenfeld), “The Hangover Part III” (graded by Siggy Ferstl) and “World War Z” (graded by Adam Glasman). Company 3, a Deluxe Creative Services company with facilities throughout the globe, uses DaVinci Resolve for all its color grading work.
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Cinematic Image Capture, Extreme Mobility, Low-Light Performance, and Workflow Advantages Make the Canon EOS C300 Cinema Camera Perfect for Filming a New Indie Comedy
News: Cinematic Image Capture, Extreme Mobility, Low-Light Performance, and Workflow Advantages Make the Canon EOS C300 Cinema Camera Perfect for Filming a New Indie ComedyWhen shooting his recent independent feature "Heads We Do," cinematographer Andrew Huebscher faced challenges including a tight budget, a 15-day shooting schedule, exterior night scenes, and the need for outstanding motion-picture image quality. His solution to these issues was shooting with EOS C300 Cinema Cameras from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. “The EOS C300 camera delivers a high quality, cinematic look in a compact package,” said Huebscher. “And the ability to use Canon EF still lenses alongside standard motion picture film-style accessories makes the camera scalable from run-and-gun shooting up to studio-style work.”
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Superlounge’s Jordan Brady Directs O’Charleys Rebranding Campaign via Doner
News: Superlounge’s Jordan Brady Directs O’Charleys Rebranding Campaign via DonerInto the pantheon of iconic brand characters walks Brock Roland - the fictional “Spokes-Patron” championing O’Charleys and its new “9.99er” menu (9 meals for $9.99 each). He may have that regular guy way about him, but Brock is the kind of discriminating diner who expects good food, done right. Jordan Brady of Superlounge directed the 5-spot campaign, created via Doner/MI.
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Cut+Run Welcomes Senior Producer Amburr Farls
News: Cut+Run Welcomes Senior Producer Amburr FarlsCut+Run is excited to announce the addition of Senior Producer Amburr Farls who will be based out of the Los Angeles office.
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Method Studios Appoints Chris Webb as Executive Producer in Chicago
News: Method Studios Appoints Chris Webb as Executive Producer in ChicagoWebb To Focus On Supporting Both Commercial And Feature Markets
Visual effects house, Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Webb as Executive Producer of Method Chicago. Webb will work closely with Creative Director Gil Baron in the continued expansion of the Chicago office, which opened its doors in July 2012.
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Sony Movie Channel Pays Tribute To The Legendary Filmmaker Ray Harryhausen In A Special Afternoon Marathon, Saturday, May 11
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects "Titan" Documentary And Three Sinbad -Themed Movies Comprise the Marathon
To pay tribute to the legendary Ray Harryhausen's remarkable achievements, Sony Movie Channel has revised its schedule to include a special TV marathon, on Saturday, May 11, highlighting the filmmaker's career. Harryhausen, who died May 7th at the age of 92, is renowned for his special effects innovations and as the inventor of stop motion animation.
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Method Studios Announces Top Flight Animation Hires
News: Method Studios Announces Top Flight Animation HiresGlobal VFX House Welcomes Erik-Jan de Boer, James Jacobs and Keith Roberts
Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, announced today the addition of three world-class animation artists to the Method Studios’ creative team.
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ALT Systems Brings Powerful Gaming Technology to Award-Winning HP Z Workstations
News: ALT Systems Brings Powerful Gaming Technology to Award-Winning HP Z WorkstationsGame Developer Editions for Autodesk® and Unreal Engine Users Launch at GDC
ALT Systems, a full-service systems integrator and workflow solutions provider, has announced its collaboration with HP, Autodesk, Epic Games and PNY Technologies to offer high-performance game development packages designed specifically to support Autodesk® and Unreal Engine users. Unveiled today at GDC 2013, these systems optimize pipelines with a new combination of elite tools for the professional gaming community.
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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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Doritos 'Crash the Super Bowl' Winner Ben Callner Fields Tunewelders to Make a Scream with 'Goat 4 Sale'
News: Doritos 'Crash the Super Bowl' Winner Ben Callner Fields Tunewelders to Make a Scream with 'Goat 4 Sale'Doritos "Crash the Super Bowl" winner Ben Callner's "Goat 4 Sale" commercial began with an idea about a ravenous Doritos-eating goat. Culminating the narrative he envisioned relied heavily on sound to sell the authenticity, dramatic tension and humor at play in his 30-second spot. He tapped longtime collaborators Tunewelder Music Group to make it work. Led by Music & Audio Post Supervisor Ben Holst, Tunewelders worked closely with Callner to hone the spot through sound design & editing, foley, voice-over, mixing and mastering.
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Method Studios Provides VFX Expertise To KIA Super Bowl Spots
News: Method Studios Provides VFX Expertise To KIA Super Bowl SpotsArtists create fully CG animals, environments and augmented female robots
Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, has collaborated with agency David&Goliath on two commercials for KIA which premiered during Super Bowl XLVII. "Space Babies," directed by Jake Scott (RSA), and "Hotbots," directed by Carl Erik Rinsch (MJZ) provided a wealth of inspiring VFX challenges to Method's creative team in Los Angeles. Stephanie Gilgar, Method Studios' Executive Producer comments, "It's an honor to have been entrusted to deliver two of the most VFX-heavy ads seen during this year's big game - a yearly highlight in the US television commercials industry".
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2013 Golden Reel Nominees
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2013 Golden Reel NomineesThe Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 60th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of today’s most talented sound professionals and their contributions to feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment media from around the world.
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Company 3 Launches New Sound Division
To Provide Commercial, Feature and Television Clients Sound Design, Original Music Composition and Mixing
Award-winning post house Company 3 (CO3), is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new audio division. Located within Company 3's Atlanta and New York facilities, CO3 Sound boasts three 5.1 audio suites designed to handle surround sound for commercial, feature film and television clients providing the highest level of sound design, original music composition and mixing. The new division is a complement to Deluxe's strong sound offerings in facilities around the world. CO3 Sound's radio and television mixing roster includes clients such as USA Network, Turner Broadcasting, Red Bull, Georgia Lottery, espnW, Ford, Kia and Toyota, to name a few.
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Company 3 Launches Sound Division
Company 3 (CO3) is excited to announce the launch of its audio division in Atlanta and New York. Company 3 Sound provides commercial, feature and television clients the highest level of sound design, original music composition and mixing. The group’s radio and television mixing roster includes clients such as USA Network, Turner Broadcasting, Red Bull, Georgia Lottery, espnW, Ford, Kia and Toyota, to name a few.
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Autodesk 2013 Game Show Reel Call for Submissions Now Open
Autodesk has opened a call for submissions for its annual Game Show Reel. Set to debut at GDC 2013 from March 27-29 in San Francisco, the reel will feature some of the industry's top creative talent. It will also be broadcast on AREA, the Autodesk Web site and Autodesk YouTube Channel, as well as at other Autodesk-sponsored events throughout the year – offering artists a great avenue to showcase their recent work.
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Company 3 and EFILM Collaborate on Comprehensive Post Pipeline for James Bond Feature "Skyfall"
Award-winning post houses Company 3 (CO3) and EFILM joined forces to provide Eon Productions' newest James Bond feature "Skyfall"--the first digitally-shot film in the franchise--with a complete, integrated workflow, ensuring consistency from dailies through to digital intermediate (DI). Based on this model, the companies have branded their collaborative location service as EC3, which leverages the technology and personnel of both post houses.
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Company 3 Opens Games Unit, Provides Extensive Services to Activision's "Call of Duty®: Black Ops II
News: Company 3 Opens Games Unit, Provides Extensive Services to Activision's "Call of Duty®: Black Ops IIUnit Contributing Post FX to Upcoming Blockbuster "Call of Duty®: Black Ops II;" Gaming Veteran Malte Wagener Named VP, Games
Award-winning post house Company 3, a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., announced today it recently provided a variety of post production services to its first game project, "Call of Duty®: Black Ops II" and concurrently, announced the opening of a new division dedicated specifically to offering color grading and other high-end post production services that will assist in taking game production to the next level of artistic heights.
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Vinten Makes Magic for Simmons and “Pair of Kings”
News: Vinten Makes Magic for Simmons and “Pair of Kings”Disney’s “Pair of Kings” is an unusual multi-camera series, to say the least. It is filled with incredible battles and amazing stunts as well as special effects and “lots of really funny stuff,” says Director of Photography Johnny Simmons, ASC. “We shoot both four-camera and single camera style; maintaining the use of all four cameras, shooting coverage inside the proscenium.
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STORY’s David Orr Puts His Spin on New Campaign for Regions Bank
News: STORY’s David Orr Puts His Spin on New Campaign for Regions BankA new campaign for Regions Bank, directed by STORY’s David Orr, takes a metaphorical approach in articulating the bank’s role in driving the wheels of progress. Conceived by Birmingham, Alabama agency Luckie & Company, two spots employ truck tires, industrial gears, hay bales and an assortment of other rolling and spinning objects to make the point that Regions partners with businesses, large and small, to keep them “moving forward.”
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Nick Saglimbeni - 2012 NVIDIA 3D Vision Photo Champion Award
News: Nick Saglimbeni - 2012 NVIDIA 3D Vision Photo Champion AwardThe wonderful folks at NVIDIA 3D Vision Live surprised me last week by awarding me the 2012 Photo Champion award. This was the culmination of much support from our fans as well as two previous monthly awards on the 3D Vision site. It’s an honor to receive this award, and my deepest thanks go out to everyone involved. (Detailed thank-you’s below.)
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Company 3® and Method Studios Join Beast Editorial in Chicago
Melissa Thornley Appointed Managing Director
The award-winning post production houses of Company 3, Beast and Method Studios, subsidiaries of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., have for the first time ever co-located within one facility in Chicago's historic Tribune Tower.
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Company 3® Launches New On-Air Promotions and Trailers Division
Robert Mape Joins as Creative Director/Senior Editor; Steve Beal as Senior Editor/VP Promotions and Trailers
Award-winning post house Company 3, a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., announced today the opening of a new division that provides promotions, trailers, titles, animation and effects design work for television networks. The division will house some of the finest creative and technical talent in the industry within interconnected New York and Los Angeles facilities, and will utilize Deluxe's extensive networked infrastructure.
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Canon U.S.A. Launches New Program To Benefit Film Independent Filmmakers At The 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival
News: Canon U.S.A. Launches New Program To Benefit Film Independent Filmmakers At The 2012 Los Angeles Film FestivalCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today launched the new Canon Filmmaker Award Program in partnership with Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival. Open to eligible Film Independent Fellows, Los Angeles Film Festival alumni, and Spirit Awards Nominees and Winners, the program is designed to help emerging filmmakers ‘leave no story untold.’
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Company 3® Completes Grading for Multiple Versions of "Prometheus" with DaVinci Resolve
News: Company 3® Completes Grading for Multiple Versions of "Prometheus" with DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that Company 3 used DaVinci Resolve for color grading four different versions of 20th Century Fox's, "Prometheus." One of the most anticipated features of the summer, the science fiction thriller was directed by Ridley Scott, the visionary filmmaker behind "Alien" and "Blade Runner," who chose Company 3 to help enhance the stunning visual style for "Prometheus," shot by renowned cinematographer Dariusz Wolski, ASC.
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Leslie Sorrentino in the Shotgun Seat at Big Block
News: Leslie Sorrentino in the Shotgun Seat at Big BlockVeteran Studio Exec Brings Team to Santa Monica Digital Production Studio
Executive producer Leslie Sorrentino, formerly of Animal West and The Syndicate, has joined digital production and design studio Big Block. He brings with him his production team, Flame artist Gizmo Rivera and producer Cindy Chapman, also from Animal West.
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Microsoft Advertising And Y&R New York Turn To Gravity To Create And Produce Long-Form, Original Web Content Piece Promoting Microsoft Ad Tools On Behalf Of Johnson & Johnson's Zyrtec Product
News: Microsoft Advertising And Y&R New York Turn To Gravity To Create And Produce Long-Form, Original Web Content Piece Promoting Microsoft Ad Tools On Behalf Of Johnson & Johnson's Zyrtec ProductMicrosoft Advertising and Y&R New York have turned to Gravity, an international visual effects, design and brand communications company, to create and produce an original, long-form web content piece promoting various Microsoft tools within a case history study for Johnson & Johnson’s Zyrtec product. The piece runs over two-minutes in length and is full CG animation. Zviah Eldar, Gravity’s CEO and Chief Creative Officer, and Bob Samuel, Gravity’s CMO/Executive Producer, made the announcement.
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Company 3 Returns for Third Year as Tribeca Film Festival Sponsor
Award-winning post house Company 3, a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc., is proud to announce its return for the third straight year to its role of Industry Sponsor of the Tribeca Film Festival. The Festival, which runs from April 18th through the 29th, 2012, has grown to become one of the most respected film festivals in the world.
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Cinedeck RX Proves A Hit For Broadcast, Mobile OB, Aerial And VFX Applications
Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of mobile capture systems for motion picture and broadcast production, has enjoyed considerable adoption success with Cinedeck RX, its rack-mount, solid-state recorder, and today released details of how customers have implemented the technology across a diverse range of broadcast, mobile OB, visual effects (VFX) and aerial cinematography applications.
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FotoKem’s nextLAB Puts Solid Workflow Into Place for Canon Cinema EOS C500/C500 PL Debut
“Man & Beast” Premieres at NAB with Start to Finish Support from nextLAB
FotoKem’s nextLAB, a powerful end-to-end software solution for film and television productions using file-based workflows, played a pivotal role in the production of demonstration footage to support the development announcement of the Canon Cinema EOS C500 and the Cinema EOS C500 PL for use with EF-mount and PL-mount lenses respectively. Both upcoming cameras will be capable of originating 4K (4096 x 2160-pixel) resolution digital motion imagery with uncompressed RAW output for external recording.
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Method Studios Creates an Epic Underworld Monster and Environments for “Wrath of the Titans”
News: Method Studios Creates an Epic Underworld Monster and Environments for “Wrath of the Titans”Los Angeles and London facilities combine efforts, along with Company 3, to collaborate on this stereo feature from concept art through to DI
Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, was excited to join forces on the larger-than-life 3D visual effects in Warner Bros.’ “Wrath of the Titans” - the second installment in the franchise. The main sequence for Method Studios in LA involved creating the awakening of the monstrous Kronos, father of Zeus. This fully CG rock giant is brought to life with glowing lava and causes the cataclysmic destruction of the Underworld. During pre-production, Method Studios in London created concept images for the production’s art department, as well as the visual effects in the establishment of the Underworld sequence. Olivier Dumont rose to the occasion as Method’s VFX Supervisor along with Aurelia Abate, Method’s VFX Producer.
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CSS Studios Brings Supervising Sound Editor Michael Benavente to Soundelux
News: CSS Studios Brings Supervising Sound Editor Michael Benavente to SoundeluxSupervising Sound Editor Michael Benavente has joined Soundelux. Benavente arrives with more than 40 credits as a Supervising Sound Editor, including the comedies No Strings Attached, Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Idiocracy. He also served as ADR Supervisor on "Moneyball", recently nominated for an Academy Award for Sound Mixing. His latest project is "Think Like a Man" for director Tim Story, due for release in April.
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New Autodesk Gameware Products Announced at GDC 2012
Autodesk Offers Expanded Mobile Game Development and Artificial Intelligence Solutions; Improves Overall Usability and Performance
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) has announced new and enhanced game development middleware from its recently launched Autodesk Gameware product line. The company has extended its mobile game development and artificial intelligence offerings, while providing usability and performance enhancements for existing products.
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GDC 2012: Streamlining Game Development With Autodesk Gameware
Autodesk to Unveil New Solutions for AAA, MMO, Mobile and Casual Game Development
At Game Developer's Conference (GDC) 2012, Autodesk, Inc. plans to unveil new versions of its Autodesk Gameware products, including an enhanced solution for mobile game development and an expanded artificial intelligence (AI) toolset.
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Beast Edits and Directs a Six-Week Viral Campaign for Western Union
News: Beast Edits and Directs a Six-Week Viral Campaign for Western UnionBeast, one of the nation’s top editorial houses and a subsidiary of Deluxe® Entertainment Services Group Inc., has completed directing and editorial work for Western Union, via agency 180 Amsterdam, to promote World of Betters, a six-week viral campaign that asks the question “what would you do with $1,000 to make someone’s day better?” Western Union partnered with global mega stars and music icons such as Alicia Keys, John Legend, K’naan, Sunidhi Chauhan and Pitbull to host live ‘better’ events around the world to spread a little happiness across the world and show how Western Union moves money for better.
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Sound Re-Recording Mixer Terry Porter Joins Technicolor at Paramount
News: Sound Re-Recording Mixer Terry Porter Joins Technicolor at ParamountTechnicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH) today announces that acclaimed industry veteran sound re-recording mixer Terry Porter has joined the company’s new sound post-production operations located on the Paramount Studios lot.
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Tippett Studio Mixes Up CG And Live Action For ‘Immortals’
News: Tippett Studio Mixes Up CG And Live Action For ‘Immortals’New York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega’s roster VFX studio, Tippett Studio, delivers live action-packed intensity fused with CG ferocity in the fantasy action 'Immortals' directed by Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) and starring Henry Cavill (The Tudors) and Mickey Rourke.
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Company 3, Method Studios Join Forces For 'Tower Heist' Postproduction
News: Company 3, Method Studios Join Forces For 'Tower Heist' PostproductionThe New York facilities of Company 3® and Method Studios, both subsidiaries of Deluxe® Entertainment Services Group Inc. and part of Deluxe Creative Services Group, made efficient use of their close and collaborative relationship for the post work on Universal Pictures’ new action-comedy Tower Heist, it was announced today. The new film starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy is now in theaters.
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Kleinman, Ledwidge, Frankel And Barrons Launch Us Office Of Rattling Stick
Directors Daniel Kleinman and Ringan Ledwidge and President Johnnie Frankel join with feature and commercial producer Jennifer Barrons, now Partner/EP, to bring their uniquely successful UK brand to the States. Looking forward to introducing their talented slate of European directors to the US market as well as adding several US based directors to the company, Rattling Stick will open doors in November in Los Angeles. Michel Waxman joins the Rattling Stick team as newly appointed Head of Sales and will handle West coast sales. East coast sales will be handled by Uncle Lefty.
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Beast Edits Concert Footage for Andrew Bird Documentary
News: Beast Edits Concert Footage for Andrew Bird DocumentaryBeast Chicago staff contributes its time to edit Xan Aranda’s new concert doc, “Andrew Bird: Fever Year.”
Beast, one of the nation’s top editorial houses, recently completed work on director Xan Aranda’s documentary "Andrew Bird: Fever Year", which is a portrait of an indie musician in today’s music climate and what one has to do to survive. The film made its world premiere at the New York Film Festival earlier this month and its Mediwest, Illinois and Chicago premiere took place at the Chicago International Film Festival this past weekend.
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Animation Mentor Presents "Anatomy Of A Fight"
News: Animation Mentor Presents "Anatomy Of A Fight"Free Webinar to Feature Martial Arts Expert and Biology Professor Dr. Stuart Sumida
Animation Mentor, the state-of-the-art online animation school founded by animators for animators, announced today that Dr. Stuart Sumida, professor of biology at California State University, San Bernardino, will be featured in the webinar Anatomy of a Fight on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pacific Time.
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Beast LA Hires Senior Producer Yole Barrera
News: Beast LA Hires Senior Producer Yole BarreraBeast, one of the nation’s top editorial houses, has announced the appointment of Yole Barrera to Senior Producer of its Los Angeles facility. Barrera, a seasoned post production veteran, joins Beast after freelance work at various commercial facilities that include Spot Welders, Rock Paper Scissors, Arcade Edit and Jigsaw. Some of her notable credits include the 2011 MTV Movie Awards, the first HD commercial in Utah for Lagoon and numerous spots for auto manufacturers such as GM, Honda, Ford and Jaguar to name a few.
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Autodesk Announces New Middleware Releases at GDC 2011
Simplified Integration, New Platform Support and Enhanced Performance Help Improve Production Efficiency
Autodesk, Inc., announced new releases of three middleware products: Autodesk Beast 2012 for global illumination, Autodesk HumanIK 2012 for character animation and Autodesk Kynapse 2012 for artificial intelligence (AI). The new releases help facilitate integration with popular game engines, support new game platforms and offer enhanced performance. Autodesk middleware has been integrated on numerous game productions including “Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood,” “Dragon Age: Origins” and “EVE Online.”
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Autodesk Launches 2012 Digital Entertainment Creation Products
Pipeline Efficiency, Creative Innovation and Interoperability Core to All Releases
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) announced new releases of the company’s digital entertainment creation software and middleware. The 2012 versions enable iterative workflows, help users manage complexity and provide new creative tools. Autodesk products have been used to create popular movies like “Black Swan,” chart-topping video games such as “Medal of Honor,” primetime television commercials like the “Bridgestone ‘Carma’” Super Bowl ad and hit television shows such as “Glee.”
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Stardust's Slamdunk Animation for adidas
Stylized Brand Campaign Directed by Jake Banks for adidas Basketball Features NBA Stars Dwight Howard, Derrick Rose and Retro Urban Hand-drawn Illustrations
Production company Stardust Los Angeles was tapped by 180 LA to give its latest brand campaign for adidas Basketball a retro urban, illustrative twist. Directed by Stardust's Jake Banks, the two spots star Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose and Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard and take a stylized approach that highlights their unique personalities while touting the players' sneaks -- the adiZero Rose and The Beast.
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Company 3 NY Builds VFX Fantasy for “Runaway”
Autodesk Flame and Inferno artists help realize Kanye West's vision
Award-winning post production house Company 3 recently completed extensive visual effects for Kanye West’s powerfully imaginative 35-minute self-directed film, “Runaway,” which premiered on MTV and BET October 23. Company 3 NY provided more than 100 VFX shots for the project, including a blazing fireball and a complex sequence featuring co-star Selita Ebanks as a phoenix plummeting to Earth.
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Beast Austin Hires Executive Producer Mary Ellen Farrar
Former agency producer brings 20+ years experience to editorial boutique
Beast, one of the country’s top editorial facilities, has hired former advertising agency producer Mary Ellen Farrar to oversee commercial editing and post work at its vibrant, busy Austin, TX location. Farrar has spent the past two decades as a producer.
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Company 3 Makes a Slam Dunk for Converse
Post production facility provides VFX, finishing and color grading for iconic ad
Award-winning post production house Company 3 recently completed work on “The Procession” for Converse via ad agency Anomaly NYC for the company’s fall 2010 brand campaign.
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Autodesk Beast 2011 Lighting Middleware Now Shipping
Beast Global Illumination Lighting Helps Decrease Iteration Time and Increase Aesthetic Quality with LiquidLight, eRnsT and DistriBeast Features
Autodesk, Inc., is now shipping Autodesk Beast 2011 middleware*, the first release of the product since the company’s acquisition of Illuminate Labs in July 2010.
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Beast NY Brings Fantasy to Reality for Zoosk
Editorial facility contributes to online dating site campaign from Ogilvy Atlanta
Beast, one of the country’s top editorial facilities, recently completed work on two spots, “Fantasy” and the still-to-air “Allergy,” for online dating site Zoosk. The campaign, from ad agency Ogilvy Atlanta, broke nationally on air and on the web June 1.
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Dominique Anzano Joins Beast Los Angeles as Senior Producer
Beast, one of the country’s top editorial facilities, announced today that it has hired Dominique Anzano as senior producer at its Los Angeles facility. Anzano joins Beast from agency Deutsch LA, where as a broadcast producer she was responsible for managing projects for such clients as Volkswagen, DIRECTV, Sony PlayStation, Saturn and TGI Friday’s, among others.
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Autodesk Acquires Illuminate Labs – Maker of Lighting Technology for Games
Illuminate Labs’ Technology Simplifies and Accelerates Game Development Process
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has acquired Illuminate Labs, a privately held maker of lighting technology for game development. Illuminate Labs' Beast middleware solution and Turtle plug-in for Autodesk Maya software enable faster iteration on a game’s creative intent, and more realistic in-game lighting.
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Sybil McCarthy Joins Beast Los Angeles as Executive Producer
News: Sybil McCarthy Joins Beast Los Angeles as Executive ProducerBeast, one of the country’s top editorial facilities, has hired Sybil McCarthy as executive producer of its Los Angeles facility. McCarthy joins Beast from a two-and-a-half-year stint as a freelance agency producer in Los Angeles as part of the Poolhouse collective, working with global and local advertising agencies such as Publicis Seattle/NY, JWT NYC, GSDM and McCann LA.
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Beast San Francisco Gets Twisted for ‘Bright Falls’
Live-action series from agencytwofifteen for Xbox 360 promotes psychological action thriller ‘Alan Wake’
Beast, one of the country’s top editorial facilities, completed work on Xbox 360’s “Bright Falls,” a six-episode series created by agencytwofifteen to promote the psychological action thriller game “Alan Wake.”
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Introducing the All New iStoragePro 8 Bay Tower
iStoragePro proudly introduces the newly designed 8 Bay Tower Series. The series is 30% more light weight and compact than its predecessor, with both SAS Expander, and MiniSAS options. With iStoragePro you have control over your disk capacity, whether you want a limited amount of space with the MiniSAS verion or whether you want to drastically increase your capacity with the SAS Expander version.
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Beast Chicago Signs Editor Sean Berringer, Gets a Beauty of a New Home
Beast, one of the country’s top editorial facilities, announced that it has added Editor Sean Berringer to its talent roster. Berringer will work out of Beast’s Chicago office, which recently completed the move from its temporary quarters of the past year to a custom-built facility on the Chicago River.
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Beast Austin Hires Senior Editor Ariel Quintans and Smoke Artist Jim Reed
Full-service editorial facility adds finishing room; partners with Company 3 to provide Virtual Telecine services
Beast, one of the country’s top editorial facilities, announced the expansion of its Austin location with the addition of a Smoke room for finishing projects and the hire of two major talents: senior editor Ariel Quintans and Smoke artist Jim Reed. In addition, Beast Austin has partnered with sister company Company 3 to provide virtual telecine services.
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Method Studios Hires Dan Glass, Drew Jones and Stephane Ceretti
LA & NY-based visual effects company bolsters feature film offerings; expands into the UK
Visual effects company Method Studios is expanding its feature film VFX offerings with the appointment of three major talents: Dan Glass, Drew Jones and Stephane Ceretti. As senior creative director, Glass will oversee both feature and commercial projects at Method. On the production side, Jones will lead film projects globally as Method’s vice president of feature films.
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Elizabeth Krajewski Joins Beast NY as Executive Producer
Beast, one of the country’s top editorial facilities, announced today that it has hired Elizabeth Krajewski as Executive Producer at its New York facility. Krajewski joins Beast from Jump, bringing with her extensive editorial as well as visual effects experience.
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Beast Goes to Work for CareerBuilder.com at Super Bowl XLIV
Beast, one of the country’s top editorial facilities, announced today that editor John Dingfield contributed work on three spots for the CareerBuilder.com "Hire My TV Ad” contest, with the winner, “Casual Friday,” airing during Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIV.
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Ascent Media Launches Mr. Literary Webisode Campaign for Barnes & Noble
Combining Equal Parts Ad Agency, Development Studio and Production Company Ascent Media Creates Advertiser Sponsored Content for the Web
Visitors to the B&N Studio at Barnes and Noble (http://www.bn.com) can now tune in to the latest adventures of "Mr. Literary"—a comic character with an unfortunate compulsion to quote famous authors at the most inopportune times.
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Jonathan Del Gatto Edits Award-Winning Chambers Hotel Video Art Piece
Garners Cannes Gold Lion & AICP Next Award
Earlier this year, the agency creatives at Barrie D'Rozario Murphy/Minneapolis turned to the talents of Editor Jonathan Del Gatto for an innovative video art piece for the Chambers Hotel. The intriguing project has garnered prestigious awards this season including a Cannes Gold Lion and an AICP Next Award.
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Toon Boom Releases Animate Pro
Toon Boom Animation Inc. today announced the release of Toon Boom Animate Pro, the high-performance animation software for professionals. Toon Boom Animate Pro is the most complete professional animation software for serious animators, offering award winning state-of-the-art content creation, animation and compositing toolset for any animation style within a single all-in-one desktop application.
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Toon Boom Pipeline Selected to Deliver the First Co-Production Project between Canada and South Africa
Toon Boom Animation Inc. today announced that the first co-production deal between Canada’s Cookie Jar Entertainment, a leading global independent producer of children’s entertainment, and South Africa’s biggest animation studio, Clockwork Zoo, will use the Toon Boom pipeline to produce Peter Pepper’s Pet Spectacular.
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Luma Pictures is the Powerhouse that Lights the "City of Ember"
Massive CG Environments, Water Simulations and a Giant Star Nosed Mole Highlight 100+ Shot VFX Package
After his recent success with MONSTER HOUSE, director Gil Kenan put his talents to work on this adaptation of the wildly popular Jeanne DuPrau novel, "City of Ember". Together with Production Designer Martin Laing, the team set out to create a world where light is the lifeblood and a failing generator is the faintly beating heart of a dying race.
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Nation’s Gutsiest High School Teams Captured By Panasonic AJ-HPX200 Camcorders For Toyota Football-Themed Documentary Shorts
The Line of Scrimmage Airs During NBC Sunday Night Football Halftime Show through January 3
This year, during NBC Sunday Night Football telecasts, Toyota is profiling some of the gutsiest high school football teams in America in a program that is being shot with Panasonic AJ-HPX2000 P2 HD camcorders.
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Droga5, Smuggler, and Sound Lounge Unleash a Monster for Net10
Evan Mangiamele of Sound Lounge mixes the audio-rich monster viral hit Microwave for prepaid wireless service, Net10 via Droga5 for Smuggler director David Frankham.
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POP Sound's Mitch Dorf Completes Final Mix For New Careerbuilder.com Campaign
POP Sound Mixer Mitch Dorf was called on by the ad agency creatives at Wieden & Kennedy to complete the final mix for two spots for CareerBuilder.com, which debuted during the Super Bowl 2008.
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POP Sound's Mitch Dorf Mixes Toyota Corolla "Badgers" For Saatchi & Saatchi LA
Mixer Mitch Dorf of POP Sound was called on by ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi LA to complete the final mix for Toyota Corolla's new commercial "Badgers." The :30 spot made its debut during Super Bowl 2008, and is currently airing nationwide.
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Vicon Motion Capture Equipment And Support Contribute To Sony Pictures Imageworks' Effort On Paramount Pictures' "Beowulf"
VICON, developer of Academy Award® winning motion capture technology, provided state-of-the-art motion capture systems and support to Sony Pictures Imageworks on the production of the Paramount Pictures release, "Beowulf".
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News: Click 3X Designs 3D Effects for Sharp
As a part of Sharp's "Work Without Limits" campaign, Click 3X created a series of 3D effects to showcase the reach and access available to users of Sharp copier products. The spot was a collaboration between Click 3X, Dentsu Next, and director Juan Delcan of Nola Pictures.
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News: Northern Lights Post Contributes To Fresh Urban-Flavored MSN & Sprite Branded Webisodes
Demonstrating its ability to work in any length and format, Northern Lights Post recently completed 50 webisodes for MSN & Sprite, which are part of a larger 60-webisode campaign. The branded content episodes appear on a dedicated site, exposure.msn.com, and feature stills from a prototype camera, which takes a still photograph every 10 to 30 seconds, depending on the setting. Northern Lights Post has also created web campaigns for BMW Motorcycles and USA Network.
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News: SIGGRAPH 2005 Announces Best of Show Award and Jury Honors for the Computer Animation Festival
ACM SIGGRAPH today announced the Computer Animation Festival's Best of Show Award and Jury Honors winners for SIGGRAPH 2005, the 32nd International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, being held 31 July through 4 August 2005 in Los Angeles, California.
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