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Airbag Productions Chooses Frankie for its Real-time Video Reviews
Production Company Uses Frankie on "Vauxhall Insignia Commercial
Airbag Productions has chosen Frankie to conduct video review sessions both internally and with its local and remote clients after testing and comparing many other options. For its work creating commercials, Airbag found Frankie to be the easiest product to use, with the most appealing interface and PDF summary. Production companies like Airbag now have an affordable and simple-to-use option to complete video reviews.
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ALMA MATER Creates Hilarious Main-On-End Title Sequence For “22 Jump Street”
News: ALMA MATER Creates Hilarious Main-On-End Title Sequence For “22 Jump Street”Visual studio ALMA MATER recently collaborated with "22 Jump Street" directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller on the closing credits for the action-comedy starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. The Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures film, which is now playing in theaters nationwide, had the second-best opening weekend for an R-rated comedy of all time.
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Vicon Customers to Take Center Stage at SIGGRAPH 2014
Framestore, The Capture Lab, Bradford University, Lumiscaphe, TechViz and Autodesk to Present Motion Capture Techniques for Media, Entertainment and Product Design
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, life sciences and engineering industries, has announced a series of customer presentations that will take place at its SIGGRAPH booth (#733) on August 12-14 in Vancouver, Canada. Customers spanning media and entertainment, education and virtual product design will share their motion capture expertise and provide insight into their latest projects. Vicon will also unveil groundbreaking new products, and enhancements to its existing motion capture software.
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PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf”
News: PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf”Leading Render Farm Management Software Qube! Speeds Up Production Schedule and Capitalizes on Existing Hardware for Developing Feature
When a University of Portsmouth professor wanted to give his students more hands-on work, he set his sights high: a feature length film in full CG. After the shock of such an ambitious undertaking wore off around campus, a small team of technicians started brainstorming how to make it happen. This process led them to the idea of sponsors, which in turn led them to render farm management experts, PipelineFX.
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Gregory Bedross Joins Broadcast Pix as NY Regional Sales Manager
News: Gregory Bedross Joins Broadcast Pix as NY Regional Sales ManagerBroadcast Pix™ announced today Gregory Bedross, CTS, has joined the company as the New York regional sales manager, effective July 15. He will work directly with Broadcast Pix co-founder Russell Whittaker to expand sales in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Production Sessions Feature Summer Blockbusters, Oscar Winner
SIGGRAPH 2014 will offer presentations on more than 15 of the biggest current and upcoming studio productions, including “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Gravity,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Production Sessions are hosted as part of the Computer Animation Festival and will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 11-14 August.
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Broadcast Pix Part of New Video Call Center Solution for New Genre of Production Workflow
News: Broadcast Pix Part of New Video Call Center Solution for New Genre of Production WorkflowBroadcast Pix™ announced today that its integrated production switchers are being used with the new Video Call Center (VCC) automated production solution to bring the caller-based talk radio show format to television. By utilizing Broadcast Pix’s application programming interface (API) and file-based macros, the VCC system essentially creates a video-driven version of talk radio using Web-based video sources.
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"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Scores Emmy Nomination For Outstanding Main Title Design
News: "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"  Scores Emmy Nomination For Outstanding Main Title DesignBig Block Design Group/BBDG Team Is Recognized for Epic Cosmos Show Open
The creative team at Big Block Design Group/BBDG were recognized for their main title design for "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" with a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Main Title Design.
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MASTERSFX Pioneers "Digital Makeup Effects" Technologies with Season Four of "Falling Skies"
News: MASTERSFX Pioneers "Digital Makeup Effects" Technologies with Season Four of "Falling Skies"Award-winning character effects company MASTERSFX unveiled its “dMFX” (“Digital MakeUp”) Division in conjunction with Season Four of the hit Amblin Television/TNT series "Falling Skies,” which premiered in late June. Todd Masters, President/Founder/Chief Monster Maker for the company made the announcement.
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Ataboy Delivers Haunting and Gritty Neo-noir Music Video for The Peach Kings’ “Mojo Thunder”
News: Ataboy Delivers Haunting and Gritty Neo-noir Music Video for The Peach Kings’ “Mojo Thunder”Design & Animation Studio Takes Style Cue From Neo-Noir Graphic Novels
When swamp rock blues duo The Peach Kings needed a video for the title track of their just-released EP “Mojo Thunder,” they found their match in New York-based design & animation studio Ataboy. The storytelling-driven animated video tells a hypnotic tale of vice and voodoo and explores how cycles of abuse and pain can trigger self-destructive behavior.
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HD Upgrades for Melrose Community Access Include Broadcast Pix Granite 5000 System
News: HD Upgrades for Melrose Community Access Include Broadcast Pix Granite 5000 SystemOver the past decade, Melrose Massachusetts Television, Inc. (MMTV), the community access station for the City of Melrose, Mass., has been aggressively upgrading its production equipment. In January, the station made the move to a native HD production workflow with new cameras and an upgraded control room built around a Broadcast Pix™ Granite™ 5000 integrated production switcher.
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ABS Installs Native HD Infrastructure For KHSL
News: ABS Installs Native HD Infrastructure For KHSLProfessional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced it designed and installed a new HD-SDI infrastructure with embedded audio for KHSL, the CBS affiliate serving the Chico-Redding, Calif. market (DMA #132).
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World Renowned Film Director Derek Yee Chooses Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
News: World Renowned Film Director Derek Yee Chooses Blackmagic Production Camera 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that award winning director Derek Yee purchased the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K for his production team and to provide footage for his new film, “I Am Somebody.”
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Oishii Looks to #WTFuture With Dynamic Branding Package For PromaxBDA: The Conference 2014
News: Oishii Looks to #WTFuture With Dynamic Branding Package For PromaxBDA: The Conference 2014
Creative Agency Creates the Conference and Awards Show Opening Videos & Graphics
When PromaxBDA, the global member-based association for professionals working in media marketing, needed an agency to create the branding and video opens for this year's conference and awards show in New York, they turned to long-time members and creative agency Oishii Creative. Armed with the tagline #WTFuture, Oishii Creative set out to make a package that captured the energy and essence of an industry in constant change.
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A Common Thread’s Peter Dietrich Works Magic for OPPO
News: A Common Thread’s Peter Dietrich Works Magic for OPPODirector’s Branded Entertainment Short Film Explores a Man’s Mysterious Odyssey to Discover His True Self.
Peter Dietrich, represented in the U.S. by A Common Thread, has directed a branded entertainment short film for Chinese cell phone giant OPPO, about a man’s magical quest to find himself. Produced by Red Horse, Shanghai, for BBDO Proximity, China, "The Loop of Life" promotes the launch of OPPO’s new Find 7 smart phone.
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Milk Explodes All Over London For “24”
Milk is working with Fox as the lead VFX studio on "24: Live Another Day" -- currently airing on Sky 1 in the UK and around the world -- to create a mix of CG and effects work for the heart-stopping series, as it celebrates its debut year in business.
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Sun Valley Community Church Relies On FOR-A Video Switchers
News: Sun Valley Community Church Relies On FOR-A Video SwitchersWhen Arizona-based Sun Valley Community Church made the jump from SD to HD production in its Gilbert campus three years ago, the house of worship began using FOR-A’s HVS-300HS video switcher. Last fall, the church was faced with the decision of purchasing a new switcher for its nearby location in Tempe. Pleased with the ease of use and performance delivered by its FOR-A switcher, Sun Valley chose another FOR-A switcher to get the job done – the HVS-XT100. The house of worship has been successfully using its HVS-XT100 portable video switcher since September 2013.
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iPi Motion Capture Plays A Starring Role In “Stalingrad” – Russia's Highest-Grossing Film Of All Time
News: iPi Motion Capture Plays A Starring Role In “Stalingrad” – Russia's Highest-Grossing Film Of All TimeiPi Soft Markerless Motion Capture System Aids Moscow-Based Visual Effects House Main Road|Post With Crowd Simulation And Previsualization
The Battle of Stalingrad, among the bloodiest and arguably one of the most strategically decisive battles in all of World War II, has been vividly brought to life in “Stalingrad.” The now released Russian-produced epic film effectively used iPi Soft iPi Motion Capture markerless motion capture solution on numerous crowd simulation sequences created by the Moscow-based visual effects studio Main Road|Post.
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Panasonic Taps Astucemedia to Enable Real-time Data Driven Graphics on "Big Hoss TV"
News: Panasonic Taps Astucemedia to Enable Real-time Data Driven Graphics on "Big Hoss TV"Astucemedia Contributes Custom Graphics and Data Services to a Massive LED HD Video Board Built by Panasonic for Texas Motor Speedway
Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company enlisted the help of Astucemedia—a Montreal-based provider of live broadcast graphics services with an office in Dubai, UAE—to provide visually rich graphics design with real-time data integration services to "Big Hoss TV."
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Filmworkers Launches “Churchill’s Studio” for Visual Effects and CG
News: Filmworkers Launches “Churchill’s Studio” for Visual Effects and CGRob Churchill to lead new creative unit, whose first project is an all-CG spot for Cedar Fair.
Continuing its expansion mode, Filmworkers has formed a new in-house creative unit, Churchill’s Studio, focused on visual effects and animation. Headed by Visual Effects Director Rob Churchill, the new unit will provide services ranging from compositing and visual effects to full CG production.
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Grass Valley’s EDIUS 7 Selected for the 3D Film “Our Restless Planet”
News: Grass Valley’s EDIUS 7 Selected for the 3D Film “Our Restless Planet”Now showing at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Earth Science Visitor Center
Bruce Austin of Bruce Austin Productions Inc. (BAPI) and Dan Harris of Eight Ball Pictures and Stereoscope LLC, have turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to harness the powerful capabilities of its EDIUS 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software on the film “Our Restless Planet,” for the JPL Earth Science Visitor Center. The film highlights the effects of hurricanes, earthquakes and fresh water supplies on our planet.
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Stardust Re-Teams with WeChat to Celebrate The World Cup
News: Stardust Re-Teams with WeChat to Celebrate The World CupStardust acted as the fully integrated creative agency + production arm, from initial concept through final distribution, for a new campaign for China's wildly popular messaging app WeChat. The app continues to expand its global reach, kicking off an international ad campaign this month for the World Cup, featuring soccer superstar Neymar Jr.
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Rainmaker Artists Streamline Project Review With Shotgun
News: Rainmaker Artists Streamline Project Review With ShotgunRainmaker Entertainment has standardized on the Shotgun production management and review system for secure, efficient collaboration with clients and partners. The Vancouver-based entertainment company has a 15+ year history in animation, and is currently expanding its portfolio of feature films with the upcoming (2015) feature "Ratchet & Clank, "based on the popular Sony Computer Entertainment videogame franchise, as well as TV and DVD projects.
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Autodesk Announces Maya LT 2015 Extension 1
News: Autodesk Announces Maya LT 2015 Extension 1Today Autodesk announced the first extension release for Maya LT 2015. The update enhances the animation experience for professional indie game makers by allowing artists to create more elaborate characters and environmental objects. The animation export tool gives artists a completely new method of exporting multiple animations per FBX file, making it easier to get animated content into a game engine, while set driven key and utility nodes help artists better control the relationships between objects in a scene.
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Clockwork VFX Heads Into Battle for Hasbro’s Cinematic :90 CG Animated "Transformers Battle Masters" Spot
News: Clockwork VFX Heads Into Battle for Hasbro’s Cinematic :90 CG Animated "Transformers Battle Masters" SpotVisual Effects/Animation Studio Handles Ambitious Assignment Inspired By Classic Boxing Movies
It’s a familiar ‘against-all-odds’ story about a scrappy boxer from the street who gets his one shot at the championship. Only this time it’s Transformer arch-enemies Megatron and Optimus Prime battling in the ring in this new, 3D animated epic boxing ad from animation/visual effects houseClockwork VFX for the new "Transformers Battle Masters" game and agency UPROAR!, New York. This hugely ambitious :90 spot, which began airing in May represents a significant creative accomplishment for the nine-year-old creative studio.
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SimLab Soft announces the release of SimLab Composer 2015.
News: SimLab Soft announces the release of SimLab Composer 2015.SimLab Composer 2015 presents a complete redesign of SimLab Composer, the new design focuses on lowering the barrier for new and current users to take advantage of the full sharing, rendering and animation capabilities of SimLab Composer. The new version introduces a workbench based GUI allowing the user to focus on the current task.
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Orienteering Championship Broadcast Live with ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K
News: Orienteering Championship Broadcast Live with ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that a live production workflow featuring the ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K was used to broadcast the 2014 10MILA, one of Europe’s biggest and most watched orienteering competitions.
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Sarasota Upgrades to HD Production for City Commission Coverage with Broadcast Pix
News: Sarasota Upgrades to HD Production for City Commission Coverage with Broadcast PixBroadcast Pix™ today announced the city of Sarasota, Fla., has upgraded its City Hall facilities to a native HD infrastructure, anchored by a Granite™ 2000 integrated production switcher, to produce its city commission meetings for television and the Web.
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Die Paten Purchases Pablo Rio and Completes Daimler Corporate Film in Record Time
News: Die Paten Purchases Pablo Rio and Completes Daimler Corporate Film in Record TimeBerlin Post House Chooses Quantel For Realtime, Whole Job Workflow
Berlin-based production and post production facility, die paten, has purchased a Quantel Pablo Rio color and finishing system – and immediately put it to work to complete a short deadline, high quality HD corporate image film for automotive giant, Daimler AG.
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Pixel Magic Effects Help Crack The Case In "22 Jump Street"
Pixel Magic announced it recently completed over 100 visual effects shots for Sony Pictures Entertainment's feature "22 Jump Street", a sequel to the 2012 hit movie, "21 Jump Street".
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Phosphor Games uses Vicon Motion Capture System to Create Nether demons
Bonita Cameras and Blade Software Deliver Fast, Affordable Production
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, life sciences and engineering industries, has announced that Chicago-based games developer Phosphor Games used a Vicon motion capture system to create realistic character and creature animation for the new first-person shooter online game, "Nether."
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Rising Sun Pictures Makes Time Stand Still for Quicksilver in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
News: Rising Sun Pictures Makes Time Stand Still for Quicksilver in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”VFX Studio Recreates The Pentagon Kitchen in Ultra Slow Motion for the Mutant Quicksilver.
Rising Sun Pictures’ contribution to Twentieth Century Fox’s "X-Men Days of Future Past" centered on a time-bending sequence in which Quicksilver (Evan Peters) displays his hyper-speed abilities with spectacular effect.
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Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The Board
News:  Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The BoardEdlund Completes Flagship VFX Sequences for NBC’s Crossbones Series Using Devil & Demon Super-Fast Computing
The Devil & Demon Strategy, manufacturer of super-fast computers for everyone, announced today that renowned visual effects (VFX) creator, Richard Edlund, has joined its board of directors. The winner of seven Academy Awards, Edlund brings a depth and breadth of experience in motion picture and high-end television VFX to the company, and will consult on the development of the Devil and Demon product line to meet the needs of digital artists and studios in entertainment imaging worldwide.
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Broadcast Pix Anchors New HD Production System for Tampa Bay Rowdies TV Broadcasts
News: Broadcast Pix Anchors New HD Production System for Tampa Bay Rowdies TV BroadcastsBefore the start of the 2014 season, the Tampa Bay Rowdies negotiated broadcast rights for all 13 of its Saturday night home soccer matches. As a result, it was time for the team to upgrade its SD production facilities at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Fla. The new HD production includes a four-camera setup, custom animated graphics and a Broadcast Pix™ Granite™ 1000 integrated production switcher.
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Filmworkers Uses Scare Tactics in New Campaign for Cedar Fair
News: Filmworkers Uses Scare Tactics in New Campaign for Cedar FairAll-CG Spot Produced by Filmworkers’ New VFX and Animation Unit Churchill Studio Introduces “Banshee,” the World’s Largest Inverted Roller Coaster.
Filmworkers’ new creative unit Churchill Studio encourages viewers to face their worst fears (while enjoying the thrill of their lives) in a new spot for amusement park giant Cedar Fair and Chicago agency Cramer-Krasselt. "Everything You Fear" is an all-CG spot introducing "Banshee," a new roller coaster debuting at Cedar Fair’s Kings Island park this summer.
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MPC Creative Directs an Imaginative Dream World for RE/MAX
News: MPC Creative Directs an Imaginative Dream World for RE/MAXLeo Burnett approached MPC Creative to produce, direct, and develop the visual effects for an all-new RE/MAX advertising campaign. Taking advantage of all pre-production, production and VFX disciplines under one roof, MPC LA’s in-house talent, directors Dan Marsh and Paul O’Shea, led the creation of the spectacular campaign illustrating how our dreams and reality coincide with a little guidance from the global real-estate franchisor.
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Rock Paper Scissors and a52 Laugh Out Loud with Kevin Hart and Vitamin Water
News: Rock Paper Scissors and a52 Laugh Out Loud with Kevin Hart and Vitamin WaterRock Paper Scissors Editors Adam Pertofsky, Damion Clayton, and Neil Meiklejohn along with the VFX and finishing teams at a52 deliver a comical :60 for Vitamin Water, featuring comedian Kevin Hart.
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Broadcast Pix Introduces VOX Lite Voice-Automated Control for Smaller Productions
News: Broadcast Pix Introduces VOX Lite Voice-Automated Control for Smaller ProductionsBroadcast Pix™ today announced VOX™ Lite, a small-scale version of its popular VOX voice-automated production option that works with any Flint™, Granite™ or Mica™ integrated production switcher. It will be demonstrated at InfoComm 2014 (C5737), which runs June 18-20 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Next Media Animation Scaling Up Qube! In Response to Worldwide Acclaim
News: Next Media Animation Scaling Up Qube! In Response to Worldwide AcclaimRender Farm Management Software Helps Company Meet Topical Timelines for Internationally Famous News Clips
When a man gets attacked by a bear or the mayor of Toronto starts giving in to drugs, who you going to call? Next Media Animation (NMA) if you want your breaking news to be animated, informative and hilarious.
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Mirada Transforms UCLA's Royce Hall with Projection Mapping Spectacle
News: Mirada Transforms UCLA's Royce Hall with Projection Mapping SpectacleShort Film Celebrates University's Upcoming Centennial to Kick Off New "Let There Be" Fundraising Campaign
Mirada teamed up with UCLA to create a one-of-a-kind film designed specifically for projection onto the façade of the University's iconic Royce Hall. The 10-minute film produced at 5K+ resolution was developed from beginning to end by Mirada, and became a true passion project for the creative team; Mirada co-founder Javier Jimenez is a UCLA alum, and the company has participated in mentorship programs with UCLA students for several years.
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“COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey” VFX Producers Stay In-The-Know with Shotgun
News: “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey” VFX Producers Stay In-The-Know with ShotgunVisual Effects Veterans Move Production-Side and Bring Shotgun With Them To Manage Massive Shot Volume and Streamline Multi-Vendor Processes
Shotgun Software announced today that Voyager Pictures, the production company behind “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” has been using Shotgun to keep the 13-episode series’ demanding visual effects deliverables on schedule. Shotgun is the film, TV and game development industries’ trusted platform for production management and review, and as talent moves from visual effects facilities into production companies, many are choosing to bring Shotgun along for the ride.
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Minneapolis Area TV Network Expands PEG Channel Infrastructure with Tightrope Cablecast Servers
News: Minneapolis Area TV Network Expands PEG Channel Infrastructure with Tightrope Cablecast ServersTightrope Solutions Accommodate More Programming, Enhance Content Management Across Nine Community-Based Government Access Channels
Northwest Community Television (NWCT)—which provides local origination, public access and government channels to cable subscribers in nine Minneapolis-area suburbs—has based its broadcast operation on Cablecast video servers from Tightrope Media Systems. NWCT recently added nine new Cablecast SXLE SD video servers to its infrastructure to support government access Channel 16, bringing its total to 13 systems enterprise-wide.
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Shade VFX Signs Leading VFX Supervisor Everett Burrell
News: Shade VFX Signs Leading VFX Supervisor Everett BurrellShade Completes Work on "Chef," "Amazing Spider-Man 2" And "Million Dollar Arm"
Bryan Godwin, CEO shade VFX, announced today that leading Visual Effects Supervisor Everett Burrell will join shade VFX on May 21st. Burrell will work on both feature film and television projects in both of shade’s locations -- Los Angeles and New York. Burrell departs LOOK Effects to join shade’s management team of Vice President/Executive Producer David Van Dyke and Business Development Executive Lisa Maher and will report to Godwin, shade’s Founder, Owner and Visual Effects Supervisor.
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Encore VFX Helps “The Flash” Find Super Speed
The CW audiences tuned into last night's season finale of “Arrow” were treated to a much-anticipated sneak peek of “The Flash” in a crossover event, features CG artistry by Encore VFX. In addition to the promo, Encore handled VFX for “The Flash” pilot, and with the show officially greenlit, the company is also set to deliver VFX for future episodes.
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The Graphic Film Company Sinks its Teeth Into iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology For "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D"
News: The Graphic Film Company Sinks its Teeth Into iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology For "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D"Screening May 16 At Cannes Film Festival, 3D Animated Horror Classic Reboot Benefits From Markerless Mocap Workflow With Unprecedented Flexibility and Productivity,
With a seemingly unquenchable appetite for zombie movies, movie-goers will get their fill in 2014 with "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D," a 3D animated reboot of the original 1968 horror classic. The film features visual effects from The Graphic Film Company, Los Angeles, which relied on the iPi Soft iPi Motion Capture markerless motion capture software solution. The software’s ability to easily create massive amounts of zombie action and seamlessly integrate it with the studio’s complex workflow, provided the filmmakers limitless creative freedom.
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Sony Pictures Imageworks and Sony Pictures Post Production Services Establish New Workflow Technologies for "THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2™"
News: Sony Pictures Imageworks and Sony Pictures Post Production Services Establish New Workflow Technologies for "THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2™"Visual Effects, Post Production Sound and Colorworks Work as One Team.
Columbia Pictures’ "THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2™" marks not only the return of the world’s greatest superhero but also the culmination of a groundbreaking collaboration between visual effects, sound and post production teams from Sony Pictures Entertainment.
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JWT Atlanta, MPC NY and Raf Wathion push the boundaries of innovation in Pennzoil's new campaign
News: JWT Atlanta, MPC NY and Raf Wathion push the boundaries of innovation in Pennzoil's new campaignToday Pennzoil is launching a new campaign called “Born from Natural Gas” for a first-of-its-kind motor oil made from natural gas, Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - the first true innovation in the category in over 35 years. To debut the product, JWT Atlanta wanted to create something just as innovative as the product itself. The result is a first-of-its-kind TV commercial shot on gaseous vapor clouds. The project took almost a year to produce due to the technical and engineering side of pulling off a commercial, live in-camera, of this magnitude.
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Clockwork VFX Brings Monopoly Town To 3D Animated Life For Hasbro
News: Clockwork VFX Brings Monopoly Town To 3D Animated Life For HasbroVisual Effects House Teams With Agency UPROAR! To Imagine A Vibrant, Bustling City Based On The Classic Board Game
It’s a game we’ve all played, but a world we’ve never truly seen – until now. Clockwork VFX, the creative visual effects/3D animation studio led by Creative Director/Co-Founder Jason Tomlins and Executive Producer Mia Harvey, crafted an engaging new ad for Hasbro’s latest version of Monopoly Junior and agency UPROAR, New York, that transports viewers past go, jail and straight to Boardwalk’s lush beach and amusement park.
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Twist Comedy Director Matt Pittroff Scores With T.J. Oshie In Humorous, New Spot For Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Official Partner Of The NHL
News: Twist Comedy Director Matt Pittroff Scores With T.J. Oshie In Humorous, New Spot For Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Official Partner Of The NHLNational Comedy Director Matt Pittroff of Twist took to the hockey rink recently to shoot a humorous new spot for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, an Official Partner of the NHL, featuring T.J. Oshie of the St. Louis Blues. Collaborating with a celebrity talent not used to being in front of the camera performing lines, Pittroff relied on his long-term collaboration with agency creatives at Cannonball and his famous preparedness to score big.
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“I, Frankenstein”: Rising Sun Pictures Helps Bring Back the Dead
News: “I, Frankenstein”: Rising Sun Pictures Helps Bring Back the DeadIn Lakeshore Entertainment’s "I, Frankenstein" director Stuart Beattie offers a darkly cerebral tale in which the monster of the Mary Shelley novel (here named Adam and played by Aaron Eckhart) has survived to modern day and become embroiled in a deadly confrontation between an assortment of grisly gargoyles and demons.
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32TEN Studios Produces Numerous Practical Effects for Hit Motion Picture "Noah"
News: 32TEN Studios Produces Numerous Practical Effects for Hit Motion Picture "Noah"32TEN Studios, a San Rafael (Marin, CA)-based company that provides production facilities and services, as well as practical effects services, to entertainment, advertising, community and corporate clientele, has produced numerous practical effects for Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises’ hit motion picture “Noah.”
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Carbon VFX Goes Behind the Wheel with Formula One Racer Lewis Hamilton
News: Carbon VFX Goes Behind the Wheel with Formula One Racer Lewis HamiltonTo celebrate the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championships, Carbon VFX delivers a stunning promo for NBC Sports Group exploring life at the speed of driver Lewis Hamilton.
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Carbon VFX Welcomes Marlo Baird Kinsey as West Coast Executive Producer
News: Carbon VFX Welcomes Marlo Baird Kinsey as West Coast Executive ProducerCarbon VFX announces the addition of Marlo Baird Kinsey as Executive Producer in Los Angeles. Marlo’s unique blend of VFX post-production and editorial experience make her well positioned to lead the production department of the creative studio’s Los Angeles office. Marlo joins Carbon’s talented team of artists, graphic designers and producers from her most recent production role at The Mission.
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Luma Pictures Lends Bionic Strength to Marvel's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'
News: Luma Pictures Lends Bionic Strength to Marvel's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'Luma Pictures' contribution to over 375 shots in the recent release of Marvel's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' marks its 6th collaboration with Marvel, and its 2nd duet with Luma's Melbourne studio. The most notable contributions to the latest installment in the Marvel franchise took the form of the Winter Soldier's bionic arm, CG Cars, CG explosions, and a variety of environment Matte Paintings.
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MPC NY unveils first in-house animated short film “Sunny and Steve” for Easter
News: MPC NY unveils first in-house animated short film “Sunny and Steve” for Easter"Meet Sunny and Steve," the charming characters brought to life by MPC NY in a light-hearted short film written and directed under one roof by in-house talent Bill Dorais and Ty Coyle. Born out of MPC’s love for storytelling, the passion project quickly turned into an ongoing creative platform to collaborate, experiment, and develop talent within the MPC NY character design team.
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Visual Effects Society Launches New YouTube Channel Dedicated to VFX
Site to Showcase Exclusive and Best-in-Class Curated Content
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, launched its new YouTube Channel, providing unique access to the world of visual effects and the artists who create them. The channel is designed to showcase outstanding examples of visual effects artistry and innovation from around the world, practical skills demonstrations, insights from leading practitioners and original content from VES signature events, workshops and forums.
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Thinkbox Webinar: An Introduction to Krakatoa for CINEMA 4D – April 23 & 24
Thinkbox Software will host free online webinars on April 23 and 24, 2014 to give artists an inside look at Krakatoa for CINEMA 4D (Krakatoa C4D), the recently released version of its high-volume particle renderer for MAXON CINEMA 4D. Attendees will see Krakatoa in action as it facilitates a powerful pipeline for quickly acquiring, caching, transforming, modifying, shading and rendering billions of particles to create CG phenomena such as dust, smoke, silt, ocean surface foam and plasma.
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Calabash Animation Heads Back To The Office For Latest Lucky Charms Spot Targeting Adults
News: Calabash Animation Heads Back To The Office For Latest Lucky Charms Spot Targeting Adults “Cubicle” Latest Ad In Brand’s Recent Efforts Aimed At Older Cereal Lovers
Lucky Charms are definitely not just for kids. That’s a point made in a series of recent spots targeting adults consumers of the beloved cereal – the latest is “Cubicle” (:15), created by agency Saatchi & Saatchi, New York and featuring animation from the award-winning studio Calabash Animation.
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CG Supervisor Eric Clément Joins Cinesite's Montréal Team
News: CG Supervisor Eric Clément Joins Cinesite's Montréal TeamCinesite announced today that Canadian Eric Clément has joined their team in Montréal as CG Supervisor. He brings with him a wealth of experience and a strong reputation in the visual effects industry.
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Quantic Dream Doubles Its Investment in Vicon to Deliver ‘Outstanding’ Performance Capture
News: Quantic Dream Doubles Its Investment in Vicon to Deliver ‘Outstanding’ Performance CaptureT-Series Upgrade Increases Full Performance Capture Space By Over 200% Helping Quantic Dream Achieve More with Less Technology
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, life science and engineering industries, today announced that Quantic Dream, the world renowned games studio, has invested in 38 additional T-Series T160 cameras. Having previously enlisted Vicon technology for PS3 exclusive titles, "Beyond: Two Souls" and "Heavy Rain," the recent investment will enable Quantic Dream to execute future high-profile projects in a larger full performance capture (FPC) space than ever before.
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Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”
News: Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”Visual Effects House Was Lead Vendor for Futuristic Action Adventure
Visual effects house Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, was the lead vendor on Summit Entertainment’s “Divergent,” which has grossed over $175 million at the worldwide box office in its first four weeks of release. Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, brought the film to theaters in North America on March 21, 2014.
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"Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"
News: "Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"Big Block Creates Futuristic Drone Squadron for Subaru and DDB Canada
Bicoastal digital production and design studio Big Block produced the live action shoot, virtual obstacle course and animated drone fleet for the television, cinema and online commercial “Subaru WRX STI vs. the Drones.” To show off the 2015 Subaru WRX STI’s best-in-its-class high performance power and impeccable control, DDB Canada’s Toronto office developed the concept of a futuristic autocross course made of CG drone quadcopters to challenge the WRX STI with real-time precision driving.
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Gentleman Scholar Launches New Website, Welcomes Tim Hayward as CG Supervisor
Gentleman Scholar is excited to announce their continued upward trajectory as they launch their new website full of new content, new work, and some new additions to the team.
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TASCAM Showcases Three New Clock Generators at The 2014 NAB Show
News: TASCAM Showcases Three New Clock Generators at The 2014 NAB ShowTASCAM, a division of TEAC America and part of Gibson Brands, Inc., will have its three brand new clock generators on display for the first time at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL4230). Comprising the CG-2000, CG-1800 and CG-1000 models, each was specifically designed for a particular market segment, including broadcast, post production and professional recording to keep audio and video signals in sync.
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News from Synaptic VFX: Leading Visual Effects Company Signed as Key Vendor for New FOX Series "Hieroglyph:" Company Opens New Orleans Office, and Is Coming Off First Season Success of "Sleepy Hollow"
News: News from Synaptic VFX: Leading Visual Effects Company Signed as Key Vendor for New FOX Series "Hieroglyph:" Company Opens New Orleans Office, and Is Coming Off First Season Success of "Sleepy Hollow"Synaptic VFX has just been signed as a key VFX vendor for the new FOX TV series “Hieroglyph”, and has launched a branch office in New Orleans. Synaptic is coming off the success of the first season of FOX’s “Sleepy Hollow,” providing the lion's share of the series’ visual effects as the show's primary vendor. The announcements were made today by Synaptic VFX co-founders Shant Jordan, Shahen Jordan, and Ken Gust.
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Light Of Day Adds Jen Milano as Executive Producer
News: Light Of Day Adds Jen Milano as Executive ProducerNY-based VFX and production shop Light of Day adds Jen Milano as Executive Producer. Coming to Light of Day from Fluid NY, Milano will leverage both a wealth of experience as a post producer and a background of hands-on experience as an editor and artist. She has worked with such top clients as NY Lotto, Travelocity, GameStop, Ford, Pier 1 and Fiat, among numerous others. Her technical stills encompass a vast understanding of the post production process, including expertise in such software as Avid, Autodesk and Final Cut.
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Rapidly Expanding NewTek Developer Network Adds 22 Customer Workflows
NewTek Product Ecosystem Now Includes 57 Customer Solutions In Graphics, Streaming, Automation & Controllers, Content, Asset Management & Storage
NewTek™ today announced the addition of 22 new customer workflows into the NewTek Developer Network. The rapidly growing program now offers 57 innovative and seamlessly integrated workflows for TriCaster™ and 3Play™ users, extending significant time-and cost-savings efficiencies to anyone using NewTek live production tools.
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BigStar Teases Drama & Turmoil For New Season Of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”
News: BigStar Teases Drama & Turmoil For New Season Of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”For season 4 of the critically acclaimed drama “Game of Thrones,” HBO once again tapped creative strategy and production company BigStar to create the teaser campaign. “Dungeon,” “Desert” and “Forest” hint at turmoil and peril around every corner in Westeros with environmentally-driven character studies that build on this season’s tagline: “All Men Must Die." The new season premieres on April 6th.
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Union Visual Effects Re-Creates Renaissance Era Florence for the Second Season of "Da Vinci’s Demons."
Union VFX has provided key visual effects work over several episodes of the second season of the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci’s Demons”, produced by Adjacent Productions, it was announced today. The first episode premieres in the UK on April 4 at 10PM on FOX UK.
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MPC LA, Johnny Green and Deutsch LA Introduce New HTC Campaign Featuring Gary Oldman
News: MPC LA, Johnny Green and Deutsch LA Introduce New HTC Campaign Featuring Gary OldmanMPC LA teamed up with RESET Director Johnny Green and Deutsch LA to unleash an all-new ad campaign for HTC. In a rare commercial appearance by acclaimed British actor Gary Oldman, the campaign brings an unconventional and clever twist to this latest commercial execution to unveil the HTC One M8 smartphone. Instead of focusing on the device’s innovative features, the campaign goes against the grain with a direct and understated approach that challenges viewers to “ask the Internet” if they wish to learn more about the HTC One, which is ultimately "designed for people who form their own opinions."
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Broadcast Pix Offers Special Financing, ‘Sports Bundle’ Promotion
News: Broadcast Pix Offers Special Financing, ‘Sports Bundle’ PromotionBroadcast Pix™ today announced new financing packages designed to help customers upgrade to new technology without a large initial cash outlay. Through a partnership with First Option Capital, Broadcast Pix U.S.-based customers have access to several financing products and payment plans through June 30, 2014. Broadcast Pix also announced a “Sports Bundle” promotion that provides discounts for integrated production systems that are tailored for live sports productions.
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Broadcast Pix Slate Trade-In Program Offers Discounts on New Mica, Granite Integrated Production Switchers
News: Broadcast Pix Slate Trade-In Program Offers Discounts on New Mica, Granite Integrated Production SwitchersBroadcast Pix™ today announced a special Slate™ trade-in program that offers incentives for customers to upgrade to native HD Mica™ or Granite™ integrated production switchers. The program ends June 30.
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FUJIFILM’S New Zoom Goes Wide, Then Long to Stay with the Action
News: FUJIFILM’S New Zoom Goes Wide, Then Long to Stay with the ActionHA18x5.5 offers 18x Zoom from 5.5MM at the Wide Angle To 100MM on the Telephoto End
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation will introduce its HA18x5.5 HD zoom at the annual NAB 2014 convention, held in Las Vegas, starting on April 7th.. The company will exhibit in NAB Booth #C7025.
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Broadcast Pix Expands Flint Integrated Production Switcher Family
News: Broadcast Pix Expands Flint Integrated Production Switcher FamilyBroadcast Pix™ will unveil its expanded family of Flint™ end-to-end integrated production switchers at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL6325), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev. All three HD models include the same Fluent™ workflow software tools, but provide different input configurations to address different production requirements and budgets.
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Advanced Systems Group Designs Digital Arts Facility for San Lorenzo Unified School District
News: Advanced Systems Group  Designs Digital Arts Facility for San Lorenzo Unified School DistrictAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, today announced work is complete on a $6 million production space designed by ASG that serves as the new home of the Bay Area Digital Arts (BADA) Academy for California’s San Lorenzo Unified School District. Located at San Lorenzo High School, the facility includes a 3,100-square-foot NC25 sound stage, production control room, audio control room, voiceover/ADR recording studio, editing classroom, production offices, and private edit suites.
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Creative Profile: Rick Sander, Creative Director, HOAX Films
News: Creative Profile: Rick Sander, Creative Director, HOAX FilmsRick Sander and His Crew from Culver City-based HOAX Films are Finding Success by Redefining the Model for what a Boutique Visual Effects Design Company Can Achieve.
Rick Sander is Creative Director for HOAX Films, a digital production studio he founded with Executive Producer Alexis Nelson in 2010. HOAX Films provides VFX, color and finishing services for commercial, feature and web clients worldwide while maintaining a Southern California local presence.
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MPC NY and Havas Breathe Life Into New CG Animated Mascot, Hopper the Kangaroo, for DISH
In their first collaboration with DISH Network, MPC NY and Havas partner to reinvent Hopper the Kangaroo as a fully animated talking mascot for the all-new campaign directed by Renny Maslow of Smuggler. Featuring the voice of award-winning actress Rebel Wilson as the cheeky kangaroo, this light-hearted spot offers a humorous take on what viewers may experience as the satellite video provider turns Internet television into reality. The multi-million dollar campaign debuts during the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
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CINESITE BUILDS AN EMPIRE FOR LATEST 300 RELEASE
News: CINESITE BUILDS AN EMPIRE FOR LATEST 300 RELEASECinesite has completed over 350 visual effects for 300: Rise of an Empire. Cinesite VFX Supervisor Richard Clarke worked closely with production VFX Supervisor John “D.J.” Des Jardin to create epic 2.5d and 3d environments, including Ancient Athens, Sparta and shoreline encampment shots.
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SMPTE® to Co-produce the 2014 NAB Show Technology Summit on Cinema: The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound
Two-Day Conference to Feature Live Discussion by Oscar® Award-Winning 'Gravity' Team and Keynote by Industry Visionary Chris Cookson
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the 2014 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema: The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, will provide an in-depth global view of the current state and future of filmmaking innovation.
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U.S. Bank Arena Upgrades Hockey Coverage to HD with Broadcast Pix Granite X Integrated Production System
News: U.S. Bank Arena Upgrades Hockey Coverage to HD with Broadcast Pix Granite X Integrated Production SystemWhen Jim Plummer, technical director for the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, was shopping for a new production switcher at the 2013 NAB Show, he kept coming back to Broadcast Pix™ integrated production switchers. His choice became even easier when he won a Flint™ system during the show, which the arena upgraded to a Granite™ X.
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Broadcast Pix Announces Partnership with Virtualsetworks to Offer High Quality Virtual Sets
News: Broadcast Pix Announces Partnership with Virtualsetworks to Offer High Quality Virtual SetsBroadcast Pix™ today announced a technology partnership with Virtualsetworks, which offers an extensive library of virtual sets. Through the partnership, customers will be able to search the company’s catalog from the Broadcast Pix Web site. Broadcast Pix will showcase several Virtualsetworks virtual sets during the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL6325), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Autodesk Announces 2015 3D Animation Software
News: Autodesk Announces 2015 3D Animation SoftwareNew Software Empowers Artists’ Creativity With Innovative New Tools Like Bifrost And Shaderfx
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) unveiled the 2015 versions of its popular 3D animations tools: Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, Softimage, and the newest addition to the lineup, Maya LT, a 3D animation and modeling tool for professional indie game makers. Autodesk also announced the availability of the 2015 Entertainment Creation Suite for 3D animation and visual effects.
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Tokyo’s Digital Garden Expands Color Correction Services with Second DaVinci Resolve
News: Tokyo’s Digital Garden Expands Color Correction Services with Second DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design announced today that Digital Garden Inc., one of Japan's premier post production companies, installed a second DaVinci Resolve system, which will be used to support its growing color correction services. Digital Garden also installed Blackmagic Design UltraScope for waveform monitoring in the company's new post production studio.
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China Central Television Installs 80 Nonlinear Editing Systems Based on Matrox DSX Technology
China Digital Video Limited’s Himalaya A1500HD Systems Provide Multi-Format Editing, Realtime Effects, Fast Transcoding, and Easy-To-Use CG And Broadcast Graphics Tools
Matrox® Video today announced that video equipment manufacturer China Digital Video (Beijing) Limited (CDV) has chosen the Matrox DSX LE2 card, one of the Matrox DSX™ Developer Products, as the heart of its Himalaya A1500HD nonlinear editing system. China Central Television (CCTV), China’s largest broadcaster, recently installed 80 of the Himalaya systems in its facilities to integrate video ingest, color grading, audio/video effects, CG, Dolby audio editing and multi-format video editing.
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DIVE VFX Staffs Up In New York; Tapped For VFX On New Event Series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”
News: DIVE VFX Staffs Up In New York; Tapped For VFX On New Event Series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”DIVE, the visual effects division of ShootersINC, has staffed up their New York studio to take on multiple visual effects projects including the new, 13-part event series, “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” presented by FOX and National Geographic Channel. The series made a historic debut on ten 21st Century Fox networks on Sunday, March 9th. A follow-up to the 1980s television series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” which was presented by Carl Sagan, the new series’ host is Neil deGrasse Tyson, with Executive Producers Ann Druyan, Seth MacFarlane, Mitchell Cannold, and Brannon Braga. DIVE is one of 12 visual effects studios around the globe working on the new series.
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The Mission Gets Detail Oriented For Squarespace
News: The Mission Gets Detail Oriented For SquarespaceHere's some great new work out of Venice, CA-based VFX house The Mission.
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Big Block Design Group Creates Epic Main Title and Show Open for "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"
News: Big Block Design Group Creates Epic Main Title and Show Open for "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"BBDG Pays Tribute To Carl Sagan In A Stunning Vision of the Galaxy
Big Block Design Group (BBDG) designed and created the main title and show open for "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," the long-awaited follow-up to "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," Carl Sagan’s profound and iconic exploration of the universe.
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ABS To Design, Integrate HD Upgrade of Television Production Facilities at San Jose State University
News: ABS To Design, Integrate HD Upgrade of Television Production Facilities at San Jose State UniversityProfessional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced it has been contracted to provide a comprehensive HD upgrade of the video production facilities for the School of Journalism and Mass Communications (JMC) at San Jose State University in San Jose, Calif. ABS will design, procure, and install the system, which should be completed in April.
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MAXON 3D Software Solutions and Creativity Take Center Stage at 2014 NAB Show, Las Vegas, April 7 – 10, 2014 (Booth# SL 8620)
Digital Artists Showcase the Role of Cinema 4D in Visual Effects, Motion Graphics and Design; Booth Presentations Streaming Live on c4dlive.com
MAXON invites convention attendees to stop by its exhibitor booth, #SL 8620, at the 2014 NAB Show®, “…the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums…”, April 7 – 10, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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South Carolina Installs Two Broadcast Pix Mica Systems for HD Video Coverage of State House
While South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) produces a variety of original television programming and provides video production services for other state agencies, one of its primary responsibilities is coverage of the state’s House of Representatives and Senate proceedings. When the operation was upgraded to HD production in late 2013, SCETV installed two Broadcast Pix™ Mica™ integrated production switchers to handle switching, graphics, and more.
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Mad Box Post and Spang TV “Discover” Big Foot at First Team Auto Group Dealerships
Team Up to Produce Broadcast/Web Spots for Free Agents Marketing
Mad Box Post teamed with Spang TV, a broadcast and media production company, to produce a package of eight broadcast and web spots for First Team Auto Group, a Virginia-based group of car dealer franchises. Agency for First Team Auto Group is Free Agents Marketing, Richmond.
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OTOY’s acclaimed OctaneRender™ Software Now Free for Students
Technology Used By The World’s Best Professional Artists, Animators, and Designers Now Available at No Cost to Emerging Talents
Cloud graphics pioneer, OTOY Inc., today announced that its renowned 3D rendering software, OctaneRender™, along with OctaneRender™ plugins for Blender™ and Autodesk’s 3ds MAX® and shortly, Maya®, are now free for students. The move puts the same cutting-edge software that’s used by hundreds of thousands of professional artists, animators, and designers, in the hands of today’s up-and-coming talents at no cost if purchased using a .edu email address.
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Mirada Creates ‘Dark Horse’ World for Katy Perry’s New Music Video
News: Mirada Creates ‘Dark Horse’ World for Katy Perry’s New Music VideoKaty Perry's latest music video for the hip hop-infused #1 hit single "Dark Horse" is a bold, Egyptian-themed cinematic epic created by storytelling studio Mirada. Starring “Katy-Pätra,” the video is a larger-than-life tale that follows the legendary “Queen of Memphis” as a parade of would-be suitors vie for her heart.
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PlayBox Technology Announces TimeShiftBox Duo Timezone Offset Server
PlayBox Technology is expanding the range of models in its TimeShiftBox series of television playout delay servers. Previously available in SD and HD/SDI, the new TimeShiftBox Duo allows simultaneous programme delay for more than one SD/HD channel.
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Broadcast Pix Announces fX3D Real-Time 3D Graphics System
News: Broadcast Pix Announces fX3D Real-Time 3D Graphics SystemBroadcast Pix™ today introduced fX3D, a real-time 3D graphics system designed to build dynamic graphic content for live events, sports, broadcast news, or channel branding. Designed as a standalone graphics system for existing broadcast infrastructures or as an addition to Broadcast Pix Granite™ or Mica™ integrated production switchers, fX3D makes it easy to create and playout high-end graphics. fX3D will be available at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL6325), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev., and is one of several new products that will be demonstrated by Broadcast Pix.
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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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Vicon Teams Up With Autodesk to Showcase Automotive Visualization and Virtual Prototyping
Automotive Immersive Event Gives Design and Engineering Professionals a 3D Virtual Reality Experience
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defence, life sciences and engineering industries, has teamed up with Autodesk to present the Automotive Immersive Event. Taking place on February 26 at the RAVE CAVE at DC3S in Sterling Heights, Michigan, the event will give automotive design and engineering professionals the opportunity to experience the latest 3D visualization and virtual prototyping technologies in an immersive 3D virtual reality environment.
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Ross Video’s New @ NAB 2014
News: Ross Video’s New @ NAB 2014Ross Video is celebrating their 40th anniversary at NAB this year with a new corporate logo, a new tag line “Production Technology Experts” and a significantly expanded NAB presence. The growing range of Ross production technology solutions can be seen at the Ross Booth #N3806 in the North Hall.
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Bob Poucel Returns to Broadcast Pix as Director of Support
News: Bob Poucel Returns to Broadcast Pix as Director of SupportBroadcast Pix™ announced today that Bob Poucel has returned to the company as director of support, effective Feb. 3. Based out of the company’s main office in Billerica, he is leading the company’s technical support efforts.
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MPC Selects OptiTrack Motion Capture Technology
News: MPC Selects OptiTrack Motion Capture TechnologyStudio Behind ‘World War Z’ and ‘Man of Steel’ Remotely Deploys Mocap Setup Across Locations
International VFX leader The Moving Picture Company (MPC) has bestowed its creative wizardry upon the media and entertainment industry for the past 25 years. The venerated studio is experienced in concept design, previs, shoot supervision, 2D compositing, 3D/CG effects, animation, motion design, software development, virtual production, color grading and any amalgamation thereof. To support these activities, MPC relies on an 18-camera OptiTrack motion capture system, which the studio recently supplemented with Prime 17W cameras and Motive software. Overseen by Global Head of Crowd Simulation and Motion Capture Adam Davis and located in MPC’s London headquarters, the setup is leveraged by MPC facilities worldwide, including in Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, New York, Amsterdam, Bangalore and Mexico City.
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