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Conduit Seminars Opens Their Doors
Company To Present Seminars And Workshops For Production Professionals
Conduit Seminars announces the launch of their company. Co-founded by industry insiders Debra Blanchard Knight and Pam Hogarth, Conduit Seminars will present seminars and workshops for the entertainment industry aimed at helping production professionals get the information and tools they need to succeed. The first seminar, Job Hunting in Creative Industries, will take place on Saturday, July 26th, at Otis College of Art and Design.
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Shotgun Announces New Media Management Tools and an Integrated Client Review Site
News: Shotgun Announces New Media Management Tools and an Integrated Client Review SiteNew studio review tools roll out in back to back releases this December and February.
Shotgun Software revealed the details of its next two releases, 5.2 and 5.3, which significantly expand Shotgun's review and approval tools with a new Media App and an integrated Client Review Site. The Shotgun Media App takes project collaboration to a new level with an artist-friendly studio-wide media library, making it fast and easy for anyone in a project to add media, create playlists, view and annotate images or movies, and share media with anyone on the project, right from any web browser.
published 8 months ago   read more
PipelineFX's Burst License Program Helps SVA Students Avoid Deadline Hell
News: PipelineFX's Burst License Program Helps SVA Students Avoid Deadline HellAbility to Double License Capacity of its Render Farm For Free Lets Largest US Art School Process 70 Student Shorts in Just Six Weeks
When a Hollywood animation studio gears up for a deadline, it does so with a render farm already consisting of hundreds or thousands of active machines. But when New York's School of Visual Arts (SVA) gears up to render its students' graduation shorts, its farm goes from almost complete inactivity to processing 800,000 frames in a period of six weeks.
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Twentieth Century Fox to Release Diverse Slate of Dolby Atmos Titles
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Rio 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will be mixed in the world’s most advanced cinema sound format
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced that Twentieth Century Fox will be releasing several Dolby® Atmos™ titles in a broad range of genres, including action, animation, and comedy with "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," " Rio 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past," and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."
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Visual Effects Society Names Founder and CEO of Illumination Entertainment Chris Meledandri as Keynote Speaker at 2013 VES Summit
Andrew Merkin, Head of Special Projects and Transmedia at Mirada Studios and Max Michael, Head of Business Development, Asia at UTA Among Highlighted Speakers
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, announced Chris Meledandri, Founder, CEO, Producer at Illumination Entertainment as Keynote Speaker at its 5th annual Summit, “A New Reality: Content Creation and Distribution.” The daylong interactive forum on October 26th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem solving in a TED Talks-like atmosphere.
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Shotgun Software Announces Shotgun for Game Developers
Proven Shotgun Production Management Platform Now Optimized for Game Studios
Leading pipeline tools developer Shotgun Software today announced that its flagship production management tool, Shotgun, is now optimized for integration into game-specific workflows. Primed to tackle increasing challenges in the game industry, this launch is the result of over a year of collaboration with more than thirty top game studios including Avalanche, Microsoft Game Studios, and EA, and allows studios to seamlessly manage their art department's and remote partner's workflow, increasing studios' creativity, productivity and cost-efficiency. Shotgun is unveiling Shotgun for Game Developers at the XDS (External Development Summit), September 3-5 in Vancouver, Canada, and will be providing an overview of the tools at the Shotgun Presentation, Tuesday September 3, 2013 from 1:00-2:30PM.
published 11 months ago   read more
Shotgun Pipeline Toolkit Released at Siggraph 2013
News: Shotgun Pipeline Toolkit Released at Siggraph 2013Pipeline Toolkit Provides Users with Out-of-the-Box Integrations with Photoshop, Maya, Nuke and Houdini, and a Flexible Customization Framework
Shotgun Software today released the Shotgun Pipeline Toolkit (previously code-named "Tank"), providing studios with a set of out-of-the-box pipeline tools tailor-made for visual effects, animation and game development workflows. Fully integrated into the Shotgun production tracking platform, the Pipeline Toolkit allows studios to rapidly connect their artist applications to the important production information and files that artists need to do their work. It is available now to all clients at no extra charge.
published 12 months ago   read more
Shotgun Production Management Platform Drives White House Down VFX Pipeline
News: Shotgun Production Management Platform Drives White House Down VFX PipelineUncharted Territory Production Team Collaborates and Manages Ten Visual Effects Vendors Via The Shotgun Platform
The Shotgun production management platform played a pivotal role in helping Uncharted Territory manage the White House Down visual effects pipeline, which was distributed among ten different companies across North America and Europe.
published 1 year ago   read more
Shotgun Software Showcases Latest Software Releases at Siggraph 2013
Shotgun 5.1, User Events and More at Anaheim, Calif Conference
Shotgun Software will be showcasing the latest 5.1 release of their popular production management platform at the 2013 Siggraph Conference, July 22-25 at the Anaheim, Calif Convention Center from booth #737. Shotgun Software is the leading pipeline tools developer for the visual effects and animation industry, and with the Shotgun 5.1 release, enables a host of new features including a redesigned user interface, simplified browsing tools and the option to create and edit playlists in Shotgun’s included Screening Room review tool. Demonstrations from Shotgun integration partners Tweak Software, Zync Render, Fabric Engine and Codex will also be available at booth #737 throughout the conference.
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Shotgun Ups Matt Daw to CTO; Isaac Reuben Moves Into Chief Strategist Role
News: Shotgun Ups Matt Daw to CTO; Isaac Reuben Moves Into Chief Strategist RoleLeading pipeline tools developer Shotgun Software today announced the promotion of Matt Daw to Chief Technical Officer. One of Shotgun's earliest employees, Daw previously led engineering and development for the company. He succeeds Shotgun Co-founder Isaac Reuben, who is shifting to the position of Chief Strategist to focus on overall company direction and development.
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Rock Legends, Primetime TV And Universities Rely On Cache-A To Safeguard Their Treasured Assets
News: Rock Legends, Primetime TV And Universities Rely On Cache-A To Safeguard Their Treasured AssetsBooth #SL11109 – Cache-A Corporation (http://www.cache-a.com), manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances, today revealed details of how its LTFS LTO-tape-based archive appliances, are being used by major TV broadcasters, in on-set production environments, higher education and rock legends, to safeguard the increasing amounts of data and video-related media they generate. Cache-A is showing its full LTO-6 product range at NAB 2013, Las Vegas, at Cache-A Booth #SL11109.
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Shotgun Combines Tracking, Review and Asset Management Products into a Unified Toolset with an Aggressive New Price
News: Shotgun Combines Tracking, Review and Asset Management Products into a Unified Toolset with an Aggressive New PriceShotgun Software, developer of Shotgun, the leading production management system designed for the visual effects, animation and game industries, announced today a new integrated package and price point. Shotgun now encompasses production tracking, scheduling, review and approval and asset management system, helping modern production pipelines run as efficiently as possible. The new Shotgun is priced at $49.00 USD per seat, per month.
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Shotgun Hires Rob Blau as Head of Pipeline Engineering
News: Shotgun Hires Rob Blau as Head of Pipeline EngineeringShotgun Software, a leading pipeline tools developer for the visual effects, games and animation industries, has hired Rob Blau as Head of Pipeline Engineering. Formerly a Pipeline Supervisor at Laika and Dreamworks, Blau brings a wealth of experience to Shotgun to launch its new pipeline team. In this new role, he'll work closely with clients to iterate various workflows and develop innovative new tools and pipelines that encapsulate and perpetuate best industry practices.
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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.
published 2 years ago   read more
Rovio announces John Cohen as the producer of Angry Birds movie
David Maisel to executive produce upcoming 3D CG-animated feature film, debuting summer 2016
On the third anniversary of the release of Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment announced that Despicable Me producer John Cohen has signed on as producer of the upcoming Angry Birds movie. David Maisel, former Chairman of Marvel Studios and executive producer of Iron Man, will be executive producer of the feature film, coming to theaters in summer 2016. The film will be produced and financed by Rovio Entertainment.
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Autodesk Kicks Off 14th Annual 3December Celebration on December 3
Honoring 3D Computer Graphics and Artists from Around the World
On December 3, 2012, Autodesk Inc., with support from HP, AMD and Intel, will kick off 3December 2012 - an annual celebration of 3D computer graphics and the artists who create them featuring a series of virtual and live events. From December 3-7, 3D artists around the globe will be able to get an in-depth look at work from some of the industry's top talent, learn from the pros and network with professionals through live events hosted by Autodesk, as well as virtual events, MasterClasses and tutorials hosted on the company's 3December website.
published 2 years ago   read more
20th Century Fox Animation, Blue Sky Studios and Peanuts Worldwide Announce Iconic Peanuts Gang to Hit Theaters
News: 20th Century Fox Animation, Blue Sky Studios and Peanuts Worldwide Announce Iconic Peanuts Gang to Hit TheatersRelease To Coincide With The 65th Anniversary Of The Beloved Comic Strip in 2015
Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios have acquired rights to make a feature film based on the late Charles Schulz’s beloved and iconic “Peanuts” franchise. The agreement is the culmination of over two years of discussions – focused on the film’s creative direction – between the Studio and members of the Schulz family. The announcement was made today by Vanessa Morrison, president of Twentieth Century Fox Animation.
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2012 Hollywood Post Alliance Awards Announce Nominees
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced the nominees for the 2012 HPA Awards. The Awards honor excellence in post production and bring recognition to the achievements of individuals and companies who are engaged in significant and revolutionary work in post production. The nominees in the 12 craft categories were chosen from a field of talented and innovative entries in color grading, editing, sound, and compositing for motion pictures, commercials and television. This year marked the largest number of entries in the Awards' history. The winners of the 2012 HPA Awards will be announced at a gala evening at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA on November 1st, 2012.
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DreamWorks Animation Enters Into New Five-Year Distribution Agreement With Twentieth Century Fox
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that the Company has entered into a new five-year distribution agreement with Twentieth Century Fox.
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Edit1 Adds Todd Winter as Creative Director
News: Edit1 Adds Todd Winter as Creative DirectorBrings Extensive Feature Film and Advertising Experience To Respected Pre-Visualization Studio
Looking to raise the level of their creative talent to match the complexity and challenges of today’s advertising, Edit1, the full-service pre-visualization studio headed by new owner Michael Zimbard, has added visionary animation director Todd Winter as Creative Director. Working with Zimbard, and Executive Producer Mike Donovan, Winter will play a leading role in the direction of Edit1’s creative work and the growth of the company overall.
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Blue Sky Studios Chooses Shotgun for Production Management and Collaboration
Shotgun Software announced today that Academy Award®-winning animation company Blue Sky Studios has chosen the Shotgun web-based production management system. The studio is integrating Shotgun into its pipeline as the central platform for studio-wide collaboration among all of its 400 employees, as well as directors and producers working on productions at Blue Sky.
published 3 years ago   read more
NVIDIA Puts the Spotlight on Lighting, Rendering and the Future of Filmmaking at FMX 2011
At next week’s FMX show, Europe’s leading annual conference on animation, visual effects, games and interactive media, NVIDIA is sponsoring a compelling variety of Tech-Talks, presentations and panel discussions focused on lighting and rendering. FMX 2011 takes place May 3-6 in Stuttgart, Germany. On Tuesday, May 3, Neil Trevett, vice president of Mobile Content, NVIDIA, and President of the Khronos Group, delivers the opening day keynote, “Movie Making & More, All in the Palm of Your Hand.”
published 3 years ago   read more
NVIDIA Helps the Crowds Samba in Blue Sky Studios’ “Rio” as the Animated Hit Comes in First at the Box Office
In the new animated feature “Rio” from Blue Sky Studios, a cast of characters comes to life in stereoscopic 3D, driven by NVIDIA® Quadro® professional graphics solutions. The film has experienced the biggest debut of any movie in 2011 thus far, coming in number one at the box office with a $40 million opening weekend.
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SUSPECT Hires Visual Effects Director Keith McCabe
New York-based conceptual design, animation and VFX studio SUSPECT is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Keith McCabe as their new visual effects director.
published 6 years ago   read more
Cascade SIGGRAPH Hosts Two-night Screening of Computer Animation Festival
Exclusive Showing of 2008's Best Computer Graphics Shorts from Around the World; Nov. 12 and 13th, Beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH, Oregon and Southwest Washington's local SIGGRAPH chapter, today announced that it will host a special two-night screening of the 2008 | Computer Animation Festival (CAF), a highly regarded computer graphics extravaganza.
published 6 years ago   read more
Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH and ASIFA Portland Welcome Celebrated Animation Filmmaker, Richard Williams
Academy Award Winning Animation Director and Author of "The Animator's Survival Kit" to Speak on Sophisticated Use of Animation Principles
Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH, Oregon and Southwest Washington's local ACM SIGGRAPH chapter, and the Association International du Film d'Animation - Portland (ASIFA) today announced that renowned author, animation director and three-time Academy Award®® winner Richard Williams will present his series of instructional DVD Master Classes based on his bestselling book, "The Animator's Survival Kit," on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Portland Community College (PCC) Cascade Campus. Also sponsored by LAIKA, Williams' presentation will introduce his DVD series and detail how he achieves the illusion of life in animation.
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Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH and ASIFA Portland Welcome Celebrated Animation Filmmaker, Richard Williams
Academy Award Winning Animation Director and Author of "The Animator's Survival Kit" to Speak on Sophisticated Use of Animation Principles
Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH, Oregon and Southwest Washington's local ACM SIGGRAPH chapter, and the Association International du Film d'Animation - Portland (ASIFA) today announced that renowned author, animation director and three-time Academy Award®® winner Richard Williams will present his series of instructional DVD Master Classes based on his bestselling book, "The Animator's Survival Kit," on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Portland Community College (PCC) Cascade Campus.
published 6 years ago   read more
Version2 Partners with VFX-Animation Company Special Branch
New York-based editorial and VFX/motion design shop Version2 announces its partnership with CG animation and VFX shop, Special Branch, forming Special Branch@V2 (SB@V2).
published 6 years ago   read more
Escape to the Skies with Four New HD Collections from Artbeats
Stunning New Royalty-free Footage Captures Dramatic Aerial Imagery, Unusual Camera Angles and Vibrant Colors
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News: Cascade SIGGRAPH Hosts Screening of the 2007 Electronic Theater in Portland
Exclusive Reprise of the Best Computer Graphics Shorts from Around the World
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News: R!OT Leverages da Vinci's Resolve
da Vinci Systems today announced that Siggy Ferstl, colorist at R!OT Santa Monica, one of the leading post-production houses in the country, deployed the company's Resolve® digital mastering suite for digital intermediate (DI) color grading of the Michelin commercial, which debuted during this year's pregame Super Bowl show and is scheduled to air throughout 2007.
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News: Gasket Studios Helps Viewers Traverse Through The Animated World of Best Buy
Best Buy's creative communications shop Yellow Tag - in collaboration with Best Buy Advertising - recently tapped Gasket Studios to create animated title transitions for the company's annual marketing/advertising/pr showcase reel.
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News: Autodesk Congratulates Academy Award Winners and Nominees Numerous Films Created with Autodesk Solutions
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) congratulates Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Animal Logic for their Academy Award-winning work in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Happy Feet, respectively. Autodesk also congratulates ILM, LOLA VFX, Hydraulx, LaserPacific Media Corporation and Blue Sky Studios for their work on the Academy Award-nominated films Poseidon, The Black Dahlia and No Time for Nuts. From visualizing early concepts to finishing and color timing the final pixels, artists rely on Autodesk solutions to achieve their creative vision.
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