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Cinesite Ventures "Into The Storm"
News: Cinesite Ventures "Into The Storm"London-based Cinesite has created visuals of Mother Nature at her most extreme for Warner Bros.' latest release, "Into The Storm." The film follows the events of a small American town over the course of a single day, as their town is hit with a devastating wave of tornadoes. Starring Richard Armitage in the lead role, the film is directed by Steven Quale, with Cinesite VFX supervision by Simon Stanley-Clamp.
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Cinesite Creates Digital Carnage for "Hercules" Battle
News: Cinesite Creates Digital Carnage for "Hercules" BattleCinesite has completed visual effects for a major battle sequence in MGM/Paramount Pictures’ latest release, "Hercules." The film, starring Dwayne Johnson in the title role, is directed by Brett Ratner, with VFX supervision by John Bruno and Dean Wright. Cinesite’s Visual Effects Supervisor was Simon Stanley-Clamp.
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PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.6
Render Farm Management Software Increases Efficiency, Maximizes Throughput and Promotes Easy Integration With Key Pipeline Components; See Qube! 6.6 at SIGGRAPH 2014
Today PipelineFX, creator of the leading render farm management software for VFX, will enable production companies to create a more efficient pipeline with the release of Qube! 6.6. The new Smart Share feature helps studios achieve maximum throughput, while Universal Callbacks and Flight Checks promote tight integration with production management/reporting tools so Qube! can be pipeline friendly from day one.
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PipelineFX to Host Panel on “Building a Next-Generation Render Farm Pipeline” at SIGGRAPH 2014
Technology Experts from Digital Domain, Scalar Decisions, and Digital District Weighing In During Birds of a Feather Event; Designer-Friendly Licensing Option Set to Debut
This year at SIGGRAPH 2014, PipelineFX will focus on how studios can get to a future-ready render farm quicker. Through a Birds of a Feather panel that includes tech leads from Digital Domain and Digital District, as well as demos of the soon-to-be-released Qube! 6.6, PipelineFX will unlock how studios of every size can get there.
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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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Beijing’s Base Fx Makes Qube! a Big Part of Feature Film Workflow
500 Additional Render Farm Management Software Licenses to be Used on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and Other Blockbuster Films
PipelineFX, makers of Qube!, the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today that Beijing VFX firm Base Fx has ordered 500 additional licenses to supplement their growing feature film queue.
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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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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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Mr. Wolf Sets Up Shop in Santa Monica
News: Mr. Wolf Sets Up Shop in Santa MonicaFormerly Known as 1.1 VFX, the Expanding Visual Effects and Post Boutique has Found a New Home at Bully Pictures.
Creative directors Danny Yoon and Duy Nguyen, and executive producer Mike Pryor have renamed their boutique visual effects and post production company and moved it into new digs in Santa Monica. Formerly known as 1.1 VFX, the company will now operate as Mr. Wolf and work out of new headquarters located within the offices of commercial production company Bully Pictures. The new space includes a bevy of resources for visual effects, compositing, editorial finishing and digital color correction, as well as room for further expansion.
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Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand Spots
News: Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand SpotsPowerful, Easy-To-Use Render Farm Management Tools Let Artists in MPC’s Motion Design Studio Become Their Own Render Wranglers for High-Profile Rebrand Job
When one of the UK's largest broadcasters asks you to create a series of station identification clips (idents) for a major channel rebrand, you know that millions of people will be scrutinizing every frame. So how do you ensure the rendering goes without a hitch – without the need for dedicated support staff? If you're MPC, the answer is simple: you turn to PipelineFX and its Qube! render farm management system.
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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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Cinesite Montréal Welcomes Chloë Grysole As General Manager
News: Cinesite Montréal Welcomes Chloë Grysole As General ManagerWins Contract for X-Men: Days of Future Past, in addition to The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Cinesite is proud to announce that Chloë Grysole has joined as the General Manager of their newly opened Montréal studio, and with her the start of two major productions.
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The Academy Award Nominations Are Out and the Winner Is.....Digital Artistry
News: The Academy Award Nominations Are Out and the Winner Is.....Digital ArtistryAutodesk Software Plays an Integral Role in the Creation of Great Movies - Including 8 of the 9 Best Picture Nominees
Great movies are defined by great stories and increasingly, great storytelling is being empowered by digital technology. Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) media and entertainment staff and software played a starring role in the creation of many of this year's Academy Award nominees across many categories and were recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with two Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards (Sci-Tech Awards).
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Digital District Now Manages Render Farm with PipelineFX’s Qube!
500 New Licenses to Be Used Immediately Across Global Organization on New 3D Feature
PipelineFX, makers of Qube!, the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today that the global VFX firm Digital District will now use Qube! to manage linked render farms from China to Paris.
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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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MTI Film Boosts Production Staff for Television Post
News: MTI Film Boosts Production Staff for Television PostProducers Antoinette Perez and Lawrence Epstein will oversee post work for more than a half dozen scripted television series.
Ramping up for a busy television season, MTI Film has added veteran producers Antoinette Perez and Lawrence Epstein to its post-production services division. Perez arrives from Pixomondo where she produced visual effects for such films as "Oblivion" and "Red Tails." Epstein’s appointment is a promotion. He served for the past three years as MTI Film’s Night Operations Manager.
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PipelineFX Draws Up New Plan for Pratt’s Render Farm
News: PipelineFX Draws Up New Plan for Pratt’s Render FarmMulti-App Capability and Tailored Technical Support Reward Wary School for Trying Render Farm Management One Last Time
Try, try, try again only works when each attempt yields a little more. In Pratt Institute’s case, productivity was paramount; but their render farm manager didn’t seem to agree. It couldn’t even support multiple content creation apps at once, causing a vicious cycle of inefficiency that robbed students of the speed they needed. Pratt’s trust was restored when they found PipelineFX’s Qube!; now, render farm management is their white knight.
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Lipsync Post Adds To Growing VFX Team
News: Lipsync Post Adds To Growing VFX TeamLipSync Post has recruited award-winning VFX Supervisor George Zwier and VFX Producer Paul Driver to join its highly successful visual effects department.
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Cinesite Announces Winner of Inspire 2013
News: Cinesite Announces Winner of Inspire 2013Animator Adam Bailey wins Cinesite’s prestigious internship program for 2013
Visual effects house Cinesite has announced Adam Bailey as the winner of its annual Inspire internship program. Adam will be working with Cinesite this Summer on a major film production.
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WWZ Breaks Motion Capture Records
News: WWZ Breaks Motion Capture RecordsEurope’s largest ever motion capture volume created for the recently released blockbuster
Audiomotion Studios, the leading motion capture provider for movies and videogames, has revealed its involvement with the recently released "World War Z" from Paramount Pictures. Audiomotion has disclosed it deployed 160 of its Vicon cameras on location at Shepperton Studios, creating one of the world’s largest ever motion capture stages - certainly the largest ever created in Europe. The 50’ x 85’ volume was used to capture hundreds of stunt moves which were later transformed by The Moving Picture Company and Cinesite into thousands of zombies.
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PipelineFX Debuts Burst License Program for Education
Schools Can Now Double License Capacity of Their Render Farms Twice a Year for Free; First-Of-Its-Kind Policy a Budget-Friendly Solution for Cyclical Crunch Periods
Today PipelineFX announces that twice a year, all PipelineFX education customers on subscription can double their current license capacity at no additional charge, with the company’s new Education Burst License program. Schools can choose between a one month burst that will start at the beginning of a selected month and a 30-day burst that begins on a date of their choice. With nearly 200 schools already on subscription, the preferred render farm management solution for education just got a whole lot better.
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PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.5
News: PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.5Biggest Expansion to Reporting and Performance Capabilities Yet; Detailed Cost Tracking For VFX Studios Working Across Multiple Shows and Clients
Today PipelineFX, creator of the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announces the release of Qube! 6.5. New tools for job tagging, configuration, and reporting round out Qube!’s most feature-rich offering to date; while improvements to Smart Farming functionality promote a simpler path to pipeline intelligence.
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Superfad NY Executive Team Join Gravity as SCOUT
News: Superfad NY Executive Team Join Gravity as SCOUTInternational visual effects, design and content company Gravity announced today that the three key creative and production executives from Superfad NY have re-assembled as SCOUT, a new divison of Gravity. Gravity CEO/CCO Zviah Eldar made the announcement.
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Qube! Rewires Render Pipeline at Scandinavia’s Biggest Animation Studio
News: Qube! Rewires Render Pipeline at Scandinavia’s Biggest Animation StudioSuperior Technical Support and Intelligent System Controls Help Norway’s Qvisten Animation AS Increase Efficiency While Working on Film and Commercial Projects
With two animated features in production, and a commercial due every month, Qvisten Animation AS is the epitome of a hardworking animation studio. But like most creative organizations, they can only be as good as the tools they have around them. For years their render farm was more burden than boon; more likely to crash than provide them with the customization tools they required. During their search for something more stable, the team came across PipelineFX’s Qube!™ – a production-proven render farm manager that satisfied their need for consistency. It has never let them down.
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PipelineFX Offers Sneak Preview of Qube! 6.5 at NAB 2013
New Installer Makes Installation Easier Than Ever on Top Three Platforms; Live Demos of Latest Qube! Features In Hitachi Data Systems Booth #SL5816
This year at NAB 2013, PipelineFX will be previewing some of the prominent additions coming to its render farm management software, Qube! 6.5 in the Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) booth, #SL5816.
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NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology Puts Qube! Through the Paces
News: NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology Puts Qube! Through the PacesRemote Capabilities and Reliable Results Make Render Management Software the “Backbone of BFA Program”
Free is great until system crashes become more common than polished renders. New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology learned this lesson the hard way after entrusting its render queue to free render farm management solutions. These systems were unable to provide the reliability required to produce quality animations and images for its students’ thesis projects, leading the Computer Animation and Interactive Media department to a solution that would: PipelineFX’s Qube!™.
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Academy Award Nominations Celebrate Marriage of Storytelling, Artistry and Technology
Digital Artists Worldwide Relied on Autodesk Media & Entertainment Software to Create the Best Movies of the Year
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) Media and Entertainment technology has played a pivotal role in the creation of some of the most iconic and breathtaking movie imagery over the past two decades. From large post-production studios to small boutique houses, talented artists across the globe — from North America and Europe to Asia and Australia/New Zealand — combined digital artistry, Autodesk software and great storytelling to make the most celebrated films of this past year.
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Squint/Opera Finds Rendering Edge in PipelineFX’s Qube!
Render Farm Management Software Gives a Speed Boost to Content Creation Firm’s Architectural, Branding, Film, and Large Image Projects
As the world’s appetite for content grows more and more insatiable, creative powerhouses like London’s Squint/Opera are finding their logistical edge in the most logical of places: pipeline management. With the help of PipelineFX’s render farm management software Qube!™, Squint/Opera has recently rewired their pipeline to put speed, performance and task order first – a move that has transformed an under-utilized system into a venerable powerhouse of its own.
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Cinesite Creates The First Ever CG Creature To Feature In A Bond Film
News: Cinesite Creates The First Ever CG Creature To Feature In A Bond Film~ CG Komodo Dragon and explosive London Underground sequences make up Cinesite’s contribution to SKYFALL ~
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading digital visual effects facilities, today announced it has completed visual effects for the 23rd instalment in the Bond franchise, SKYFALL, and used its digital environment expertise to enhance physical stunts and effects.
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Cinesite appoints Eamonn Butler as Animation Director
Ironman 2, John Carter, Hellboy 2 and Paul animation director to lead Cinesite’s growing animation department
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading digital visual effects facilities, today announced it has appointed Eamonn Butler as animation director to head up its expanding animation division. Butler joins from Double Negative where he was head of animation and supervised a catalog of high-profile films, including Ironman 2, John Carter, Hellboy 2, Paul and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
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Cinesite launches its 2013 Inspire Internship Program
Further enhancements aim to help address the skills shortage in the visual effects industry
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading digital visual effects facilities, today opened for entries its highly successful annual internship program, Inspire, which aims to give graduates from varied course backgrounds the opportunity to gain valuable first-hand experience in the creative world of high-end visual effects.
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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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PipelineFX Releases Qube!™ 6.4
News: PipelineFX Releases Qube!™ 6.4Render Farm Management Software Upgrade Brings Mobile Access, Augmented Priority Controls, and Workstation Management Tools to Render Pipelines
PipelineFX, makers of Qube!™, the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today the release of Qube! version 6.4. Along with new tools for smart farming, system supervisors can now access Qube! via their smartphones (MobileView), set priority limits for non-privileged users, and control how much of their workstation will be available to the render farm. All with what often amounts to a single click of their mouse.
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Science.D.Visions Announces Release 2 for 3DEqualizer4 Matchmoving Software
Significant Upgrade to 3DEqualizer4 Features Calculation of Multiple Synchronized Witness Cameras , Improved Lineup Controls, Streamlined User Interface, New Generation Scripts and Python Commands
Science.D.Visions today announced Release 2 (R2) of its matchmoving software, 3DEqualizer4. Winning an Academy Award® in 2002 for Technical Achievement, 3DEqualizer site licenses are installed in four of the world’s top ten Visual Effects (VFX) production houses, including Double Negative, Cinesite, Weta Digital, and the Moving Picture Company (MPC). 3DEqualizer helps visual effects and post-production artists measure, merge and ‘matchmove’ live action film sequences and plates with virtual 3D environments and effects to create a seamless look and realistic completed scenes. 3DEqualizer 4 R2 is currently in BETA, and is expected to ship in 2013.
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PipelineFX’s New Suite of Products Simplifies Render Pipeline Complexity at SIGGRAPH 2012
Live Demos of New Mobile Render Farm Management App in Booth #516; Free Artist Workshop and Birds of a Feather Event Planned
This year at SIGGRAPH 2012, PipelineFX will be showing off two new additions to the Qube! render farm management family: a new app named Qube! MobileViewTM, which makes viewing and managing render tasks on a mobile device easy, and a CPU core coordinator called QBLockerTM. Live demos of each product will be held in booth #516. They will also be hosting a Birds of a Feather event and a free Qube! Artist Workshop on-site at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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Pixomondo Taps Roma O’Connor and Joern Grosshans for London Office
News: Pixomondo Taps Roma O’Connor and Joern Grosshans for London OfficeInternational visual effects company Pixomondo has added two top-notch VFX industry professionals to their London office, Executive Producer Roma O’Connor and VFX Supervisor Joern Grosshans. The new additions bring a comprehensive industry understanding gained through years of experience to the London studio.
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Union VFX hires Simon Hughes for Visual Effects Supervisor Role
Award-winning Visual Effects Supervisor Simon Hughes, who was recognized for his role in “District 9” has joined the senior team at London’s Union VFX, Adam Gascoyne and Tim Caplan, co-founders of Union, announced today.
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Cinesite announces the winner of its 2012 Inspire Internship Program
Firtina Ozbalikci awarded the program’s first technical effects placement
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading digital visual effects houses, today announced that Firtina Ozbalikci, a second year computer science student from the University of Bath, is the winner of its 2012 Inspire Internship program. Firtina is the winner of Inspire’s first technical effects internship which was launched this year to encourage skilled computer programmers to consider a career in the visual effects industry.
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Cinesite announces sale to UK private investment firm Endless LLP
~ New investors will enable world-class digital visual effects house to expand its footprint in the media and entertainment industry ~
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading digital visual effects houses, and Endless LLP, an independent UK-based private equity house, today announced that Endless LLP has acquired Cinesite from Kodak for an undisclosed amount. The deal involves Cinesite’s existing management team, supported by its new investment backer.
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Cinesite delivers "John Carter to Mars" and 3D cinema goers
Disney/Andrew Stanton’s epic film marks Cinesite’s first full stereo conversion
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has completed over 800 visual effects shots and converted over 87 minutes into 3D for Disney’s "John Carter", which is released in theaters today. Cinesite created the majority of the film’s environments, including the opposing cities of Zodanga and Helium, and the Thern Sanctuary, as well as a big air battle and full-screen CG digi-doubles of John Carter and Princess Dejah. The environments were populated with CG crowds and hundreds of CG props.
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Cinesite opens its 2012 Inspire Internship Program for entries
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, today announced that it’s now accepting applications for its highly successful annual internship program, Inspire. Now in its third year, a new technical effects strand has been added to Inspire, which specifically targets graduates with an interest in computer programming or technical effects.
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Cinesite launches its 2012 Inspire Internship Program
New technical effects placement added to develop the next-generation of VFX programmers
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, today opened pre-registration for its highly successful annual internship program, Inspire. New to this year’s initiative is a separate technical effects strand, which specifically targets graduates with an interest in computer programming or technical effects – in direct response to what Cinesite sees as a distinct lack of skilled programmers coming into the VFX industry.
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Image Systems Names Colorist Adam Hawkey as Strategic Consultant Amid Growing Deployment of Nucoda and Phoenix
News: Image Systems Names Colorist Adam Hawkey as Strategic Consultant Amid Growing Deployment of Nucoda and PhoenixImage Systems has named Adam Hawkey to the company's staff of strategic consultants, as the Nucoda and Phoenix product solutions continue to be the premium choice for color grading, mastering and restoration in the industry. Hawkey is a respected DI colorist and technical expert who has worked in a number of leading facilities.
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Cinesite casts the final spell on "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2"
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has contributed complex visual effects for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2". Cinesite has worked on every Potter film in the series bringing the total shot count to nearly 2000 during the course of this epic eight-part franchise.
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Cinesite wins vfx work for "World War Z"
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has been awarded a significant amount of shots on the upcoming Paramount Pictures film "World War Z." Directed by Marc Forster, and starring and produced by Brad Pitt, the film is based on the post-apocalyptic horror novel by Max Brooks and is due for release in 2012.
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Cinesite creates First Class visual effects
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has completed more than 115 visual effects shots for Twentieth Century Fox’s "X-Men: First Class", which hit cinemas last week. Among the effects Cinesite created were a retro version of the Cerebro Room, Azazel’s fight sequences, a military parade in Red Square and Washington, DC devastated by nuclear war.
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Cinesite announces four winners of its 2011 Inspire internship program
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, today announced that it has awarded places on its 2011 Inspire internship program to four exceptional candidates – Luke Armstrong, Ruairi Twohig, Eleanor Bond and Tom Flavelle. The winners were chosen from more than 200 applicants for their exceptional compositing, modeling and texturing skills. The placements will commence in June and run for six weeks.
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Cinesite recreates 18th Century London in 3D for "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has completed more than 300 stereoscopic visual effects shots for "Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides". For their first full stereo 3D project, Cinesite were tasked with creating large-scale photorealistic 3D environments for a dramatic carriage chase through London.
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Cinesite destroys Los Angeles in "Battle: Los Angeles"
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has completed a series of stunning and technically challenging visual effects for the new epic disaster movie by Sony/Columbia, "Battle: Los Angeles", which opens in cinemas today.
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Autodesk Technology Helps Conjure Movie Magic for Academy Award Honorees
Autodesk Celebrates Digital Artists Behind Most-Acclaimed Movies of the Year
The remarkable transformations of cityscapes in "Inception" were achieved with the help of visual effects software from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), marking the 16th consecutive year that Autodesk Digital Entertainment Creation tools were used on a Best Visual Effects Oscar–winning movie.
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Cinesite’s Quentin Miles scores Annie Award nomination for "Clash of the Titans"
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has announced that Quentin Miles, animation director, has been nominated for an Annie Award for his work on the Warner Bros film "Clash of the Titans", in the Character Animation in a Live-Action Production category.
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Cinesite opens 2011 Inspire Program to help grow the next generation of VFX talent
Successful visual effects internship program returns for a second year
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, is now receiving applications for its 2011 internship program, Inspire, which helps develop young visual effects talent.
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Cinesite goes on a voyage with the "Dawn Treader"
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has completed visual effects on the new Twentieth Century Fox/Walden Media film, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader", which wasreleased in cinemas on December 9.
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Cinesite brings visual effects magic to Harry Potter and the "Deathly Hallows Part 1"
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has completed visual effects for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1", including Lord Voldemort’s snake-like nose, the ghost of Dumbledore, and a Patronus doe.
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Codex Digital Appoints Priestnall to Chief Marketing Post for North America
News: Codex Digital Appoints Priestnall to Chief Marketing Post for North AmericaCodex Digital, the leading developer of digital media recorders and media management systems for film and television production, has appointed Sarah Priestnall to the newly-created post of Vice President for Market Development.
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Rising Sun Pictures Names Kevin Campbell to Lead Growing 3D Team
News: Rising Sun Pictures Names Kevin Campbell to Lead Growing 3D TeamFormer Cinesite supervisor to oversee construction of an expanded 3D pipeline.
Continuing to lure top international talent to South Australia, Rising Sun Pictures has appointed Kevin Campbell to its senior creative team as Head of 3D. Formerly with Cinesite, London, Campbell will manage the growth of RSP’s 3D department as the company proceeds with ambitious plans to add production capacity, extend capabilities and cement its position among the upper echelon of visual effects producers worldwide.
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Cinesite wins First Class job
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has been awarded a major contract for work on the new Twentieth Century Fox movie, "X-Men: First Class". The new film is the prequel to the X-Men series of films and is due for release in June 2011.
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Cinesite Continues to Inspire
Pre-registration is now open for Cinesite’s 2011 Inspire Internship Program
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, today opened pre-registration for its 2011 internship program, Inspire. Launched in fall 2009, Inspire has proven to be an effective platform for Cinesite to grow and nurture young talent.
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Cinesite launches stereoscopic 3D services to coincide with "Pirates of the Caribbean" win
Leading film vfx house undertakes multi-million dollar expansion
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has announced the launch of stereoscopic 3D visual effects services catering for films shot in stereo, as well as conversion of 2D films into 3D.
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Cinesite gives Marmaduke some bite
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has completed over 650 shots on the new Twentieth Century Fox film, "Marmaduke", which features the voice of Owen Wilson as the loveable hound. Marmaduke opens in theaters across the United States on June 4.
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Cinesite brings "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" to life
Cinesite, one of the leading film visual effects houses, has completed more than 280 shots on the new Walt Disney Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films movie, "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time", which opens in theaters tomorrow.
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The Pixel Farm Appointments Of Brett & Beaman To Expand Worldwide Sales
News: The Pixel Farm Appointments Of Brett & Beaman To Expand Worldwide SalesThe Pixel Farm Ltd, a world-leading developer of image-processing systems for VFX, DI and restoration, has appointed former Avid and Autodesk sales manager Simon Brett as its new Operations Director, and Amy Beaman, from US reseller ALT Systems, as its new Account Manager for the US.
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Cinesite announces winners of its Inspire internship program
Cinesite (http://www.cinesite.com), one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, today announced that Chris Mulcaster and Alex Betancourt have both won places on its Inspire Program, the company’s annual internship program which was launched in January. The two successful applicants beat off more than 250 submissions to claim the placements, which will run for six weeks during the summer.
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Cinesite presents "Clash of the Titans" at FMX
leading vfx house launches large-scale recruitment drive
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, will be presenting its work on the recent Warner Bros. hit "Clash of the Titans" at this year’s FMX. It will also be recruiting heavily at the annual conference on animation, effects, games and interactive media, which will be held in Stuttgart, Germany, on May 4-7.
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Cinesite ramps up its compositing department with Nuke investment
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has heavily expanded its compositing department by investing in a site licence of The Foundry’s Nuke compositing software. This allows the facility to host a significant number of additional seats for its visual effects artists.
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Cinesite ensures Scorpiochs clash for "Clash of the Titans"
Cinesite, one of the leading film visual effects houses, has completed over 170 shots on the new Warner Bros film, "Clash of the Titans", which opens in cinemas over the Easter weekend.
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Oscar® Winners "Avatar", "The Hurt Locker" and "Logorama" Benefit from Autodesk Technology
Autodesk Congratulates the 82nd Annual Academy Award® Winners and Nominees
For the 15th consecutive year, every Oscar®-winning movie for Best Visual Effects was created with the help of filmmaking tools from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK). Autodesk Digital Entertainment Creation software was also used to help shape this year's nominees and winners for Achievement in Cinematography, Best Animated Feature Film and Best Animated Short Film.
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Cinesite launches Cinesite Production Services
leading film and TV visual effects company expands the services of its award-winning physical effects department
On the back of increased client demand for physical effects capabilities, leading film and TV visual effects company Cinesite has launched Cinesite Production Services.
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Cinesite seeks to develop the next generation of visual effects talent
leading film visual effects company launches Inspire Internship Program
Leading film visual effects company Cinesite has launched its Inspire Program, an annual internship for graduates. The program offers a six-week paid placement at the company’s Soho facility and the opportunity to gain invaluable experience working alongside some of the industry’s most experienced visual effects professionals on blockbuster films.
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Cinesite recreates Boston for 'Leap Year'
Leading film visual effects company, Cinesite, has completed a series of complex and challenging visual effects on the new film from Spyglass Entertainment, 'Leap Year', which opened in theaters across the United States over the weekend.
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Science.D.Visions Unveils 3DEqualizer4—New Version of Industry-Standard Match Move Software
Re-Written Calculation Engine Produces 50 to 100 Times Faster Performance when Reconstructing Complex Camera and 3D Match Moves; Adds New Productivity Features and User Interface
Science.D.Visions today announced 3DEqualizer4, the latest version of its match moving software, winner of an Academy Award® in 2002 for Technical Achievement.
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Escape Studios Launches First Online ZBrush Course
Comprehensive HD Quality Training on Industry's Leading Sculpting Tool; Self-paced Course Taught by Escape's Renowned Tutors
Escape Studios, the number one source for developing a successful career in the CG industry, today announced the launch of its new online ZBrush Foundation course.
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Escape Studios Launches First Online ZBrush Course
Comprehensive HD Quality Training on Industry's Leading Sculpting Tool; Self-paced Course Taught by Escape's Renowned Tutors
Escape Studios, the number one source for developing a successful career in the CG industry, today announced the launch of its new online ZBrush Foundation course.
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Escape Studios Appointed Official NY Reseller for eyeon Software
Escape Studios Continues to Add Value and Support for the Local NY Visual Effects Community; Hosts NY Leg of eyeon's Generation World Tour
Escape Studios, the number one source for developing a successful career in the CG industry, and Toronto-based eyeon Software Inc., a leading provider of dynamic desktop compositing and workflow management solutions, today announced that Escape has been selected as the official eyeon reseller in New York.
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Aardman Adopts Escape Studios' Online Learning Tool
Renowned Animation Firm Selects Modular and Flexible Maya Courseware to Augment In-house Technical Training
Escape Studios today announced that industry-acclaimed animation firm Aardman has selected Escape's comprehensive, yet easy-to-use Maya courseware and online learning system to augment its in-house computer graphics training program.
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Escape Studios Offers Pixar's RenderMan Fundamentals Course
Five-day Intensive Course Begins in New York on Nov. 17; Limited Seats Available
Escape Studios, the number one source for developing a successful career in the CG industry, today announced that its new New York facility is offering a five-day Pixar's RenderMan® Fundamentals course.
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Escape Studios Expands with a New York State of Mind
Leading Online Training Institute Opens U.S. Headquarters in NYC
Renowned London-based training institute Escape Studios has established a New York office, offering its new online learning to U.S. students interested in pursuing professional computer graphics (CG) production careers, as well as to veterans who want to add to their skill set.
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Escape Studios Launches New Online Learning Tool
Maya Training with World-class Staff and Customizable Coursework
Students now have access to world-class training in Autodesk Maya at the click of a mouse, with the launch of Escape Studios' revolutionary computer graphics (CG) online learning tool.
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Autodesk Acquires Assets of REALVIZ, Developer of Image-Based Content Creation Software
Extends Autodesk's Leadership in 2D and 3D Design Innovation
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of REALVIZ S.A., the privately held developer of image-based content creation software. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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Smoke & Mirrors NY Welcomes Senior Flame Artist Dan Kelly
Smoke & Mirrors New York is pleased to announce the addition of senior Flame Artist, Dan Kelly. Dan most recently served at New York-based rhinofx as a Senior Inferno Artist, leveraging his extensive background in both commercial and long-form VFX projects.
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WrightGeorge Selects REALVIZ Stitcher Unlimited For UK's Largest-Ever Floating Art Gallery, 'VENTURA"
REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, are delighted to confirm that Newport-based, WrightGeorge.com have selected REALVIZ Stitcher® Unlimited for a series of 15 panoramic art pieces commissioned by Tempest Radford Art Consultancy for ‘Ventura’, P&O’s £300m superliner, which will have its maiden voyage in April 2008.
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Autodesk Technology Helps Unwrap Dozens of Holiday Blockbusters
Leading post-production facilities used Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) entertainment software solutions to shape more than 25 films for this holiday season.
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Taming Polar Bears With REALVIZ
REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, is pleased to announce that they will be joining US reseller partner, Simulistic on Friday 7. December 2007 at the Reston Multiplex Cinema in Reston Virginia for a special showing of the much anticipated fantasy film, 'The Golden Compass'.
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News: REALVIZ
REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, is pleased to introduce a specially tailored 8-camera solution bundle for motion capture professionals.
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News: Steve Wright offers Shake 4.1 class in LA
Weynand Training is pleased to announce that this November 16-18 they are sponsoring a three day intensive, “Introduction to Shake 4.1,” presented by digital compositing guru, Steve Wright.
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News: Activision Selects REALVIZ
REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, is pleased to confirm that Activision, Inc. has selected REALVIZ Movimento as their facial capture solution of choice for a forthcoming movie-based game.
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News: Autodesk Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Skymatter, Makers of Mudbox
3D Brush-based Modeling Software Acquisition to Expand Autodesk's 3D Entertainment and Design Offering
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of Skymatter Limited, the developer of Mudbox 3D modeling software.
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News: Academy Award Winner Ed Jones And Mark Breakspear From Rainmaker Join //Adapt 2007
//ADAPT Celebrates 34 Years Of Siggraph With Special Promotion
Today, the //ADAPT Conference is thrilled to announce additional speakers to the //ADAPT 2007 Conference line up. Presenting are world renowned artists and visual effects supervisors Ed Jones and Mark Breakspear of Rainmaker Entertainment Inc.
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News: REALVIZ
REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, will be showcasing their latest technological advancements at this year's SIGGRAPH show, which takes place next week in San Diego, USA from 7.- 9. August 2007.
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Framestore CFC Turns to REALVIZ MatchMover Pro for 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'
REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, is pleased to confirm that their tracking software, MatchMover® Pro, played a pivotal role in Framestore CFC's production pipeline for the film, 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'.
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REALVIZ
REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, is pleased to announce the availability of the REALVIZ HDR Imaging Studio.
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News: Framestore CFC Selects REALVIZ
REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, is pleased to announce that Europe's leading visual effects and computer animation studio, Framestore CFC, has selected Movimento as their motion capture solution of choice for their 2007/2008 film production program.
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News: REALVIZ
Latest Release Adds Mac Universal Binary & HDR Compatibility
REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, is pleased to announce the availability of version 5.6 of their award-winning software, Stitcher® Unlimited.
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News: IRIDAS Releases SpeedGrade HD 2007 for Mac and Windows
Battle-Tested in Production Work at Cologne's Cape Cross Facility
IRIDAS, who introduced the first non-destructive color grading technology in 2003, has announced the release of SpeedGrade HD 2007, a Quicktime-based film finishing application that runs on Mac OS X and Windows workstations. Suitable for boutique facilities, or as an assistant grading work station for SpeedGrade DI suites, SpeedGrade HD offers powerful grading and conform capabilities as well as a ReviewLink client for remote collaboration. With the optional DualStream module, SpeedGrade HD 2007 provides the industry's first stereoscopic color grading application for under $15,000.
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News: IRIDAS to Bring Full 2007 Product Line-Up to NAB
FrameCycler 2007 and SpeedGrade HD Launches, SpeedGrade DDS Unveiling
IRIDAS, the industry leader in uncompressed playback and non-destructive color grading technologies, will bring the complete 2007 product portfolio to NAB, April 16 - 19, 2007, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. New releases include the FrameCycler 2007 applications and SpeedGrade HD. A new application, SpeedGrade DDS, will also debut at the show.
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News: IRIDAS Announces Phantom Camera Support
Vision Research Collaboration Provides First Real-Time Playback of RAW Digital Footage
IRIDAS, the industry pioneer in non-destructive color grading technologies, and Vision Research, the long-established leader in high-speed digital imaging, announced today that support for the Cine RAW file format will be included in all current IRIDAS applications. This means that filmmakers working with Phantom HD and Phantom 65 cameras will have native file support for color grading and playback with IRIDAS' SpeedGrade and FrameCycler applications.
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News: Framestore CFC Puts REALVIZ
REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, is pleased to confirm that their tracking software, MatchMover® Pro, played a key role in Framestore CFC's production pipeline for the film, Goal! 2: Living the Dream.
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News: FrameCycler Professional 2006 Included with NUKE v4.6
Integration provides uncompressed playback of composited content
IRIDAS, the industry pioneer in uncompressed playback technologies, announced today that FrameCycler Professional 2006 is included with each seat of NUKE v4.6, the newest version of the high-end compositing software recently released by D2 Software. With this integration, NUKE artists can launch FrameCycler Professional 2006 from within NUKE to review composites in real-time right on their desktop. The bundle is available for the Windows XP, Mac OS X, and Linux.
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News: WideScreen Games Select REALVIZ
Demonstrations at IMAGINA 2007 in Monaco - Booth B8
REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, is pleased to announce that French game developer, WideScreen Games, has selected Movimento as their motion capture solution of choice for their 2007 production program.
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News: REALVIZ
REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, is pleased to announce that Professional Photographer, the official magazine of Professional Photographers of America, has named Stitcher® Unlimited as one of the recipients of their coveted 2007 Hot One Awards.
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