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Announcing: The Southeast Creative Summit 2014 / Atlanta Creative Ball 2014! November 7-9, 2014; Atlanta, Georgia Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel!
The Southeast Creative Summit is returning to Atlanta after a successful inaugural year! In our first year, we had over 100 attendees from 12 states attend nearly 80 workshops over three days. This year we have even more talent on the schedule, including Academy Award winning sound mixer Ed Novick (The Dark Knight, Inception), Emmy Award winning editor Jesse Averna (Sesame Street), editor Zack Arnold (Burn Notice, Glee), and many more notable experts in the production and post- production world.
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SmallHD Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology Award
News: SmallHD Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology AwardSmallHD, creators of the world’s first high definition on-camera monitor, showed their new monitors to the Hollywood community at the Cine Gear Expo in June, held on the back lot at Paramount Studios. SmallHD’s DP7-PRO has redefined the way field monitors operate on set.
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Leading Colorist chooses Mistika for Sony's TV series “Chosen”
News: Leading Colorist chooses Mistika for Sony's TV series “Chosen”Juan Ignacio Cabrera leads the way with Mistika
Inspiring Los Angeles-based Juan Ignacio Cabrera recently handled the post production for the second and third seasons of "Chosen," the most successful show on Sony's Crackle TV network. Leading colorist Juan Ignacio Cabrera graded the series on a Mistika 4K system from SGO.
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ExaSAN Storage Received Recommendation from Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 11
Accusys ExaSAN (Accusys Storage Ltd.) received recommendation from Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 11. Including A08S3-PS with C1M, A12S2-PS RAID storage and SWF16 switch are listed on the shopping list of DaVinci Resolve 11’s Configuration Guide.
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The Room Finishes Bruce Springsteen’s “Hunter of Invisible Game”
News: The Room Finishes Bruce Springsteen’s “Hunter of Invisible Game”Finishing Editor and Colorist Ben Murray Continues Collaboration with Director Thom Zimny on Short Film Inspired by Song from Singer’s “High Hopes” Album.
Final post production for "Hunter of Invisible Game," the new short film from Bruce Springsteen and Thom Zimny, was completed at The Room, the finishing boutique located within Technicolor-PostWorks, New York. The Room’s Ben Murray conformed the film and applied the final color grade, working in collaboration with filmmaker Thom Zimny, who co-directed with Bruce Springsteen.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New "heads up display" for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.9 software which includes new "heads up display" on screen metering that provides customers with histogram, peak audio meters and recording time remaining for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.
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Canon Cinema EOS Cameras and Lenses Enable Filmmakers to Bring the Narrative Dramatic Tale of a Troubled South American Community’s Struggle to a Worldwide Audience
News: Canon Cinema EOS Cameras and Lenses Enable Filmmakers to Bring the Narrative Dramatic Tale of a Troubled South American Community’s Struggle to a Worldwide AudienceEquatorial heat and humidity, sporadic electrical service, and a modest budget were just a few of the challenges that director Josef Wladyka and writer/DP Alan Blanco faced while filming their feature "Manos Sucias" (Dirty Hands) among the impoverished fishing villages of Colombia’s Pacific coast. They also filmed in the jungle and aboard small boats in rough seas, all while needing to keep a low profile in a dangerous region. Wladyka and Blanco met all of these challenges with the help of compact EOS C300 Cinema cameras and professional lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Filmed completely on location, "Manos Sucias" is a drama depicting the perils of two fishermen coerced into towing an underwater narco-torpedo up the Pacific coast of Colombia.
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Biscardi Creative Media Offers Atlanta-area Film and Television Rental Facilities
Suites for Editorial, Color, Audio Mixing and Production Management Now Available
Biscardi Creative Media (BCM) announces the immediate availability of rental space for film and television productions in the Atlanta area, including edit and color-grading suites, 5.1 audio mixing, screening room, production management offices, and insert stage / warehouse space.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for US$495
Blackmagic Design today announced an exciting Summer Special discount for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for the low price of US$495. With a normal recommended retail price of US$995, this Summer Special represents incredible value and is available for a limited time and will end on the 31st of August 2014. This Summer Special price is subject to limited availability, after which the price will return to the usual recommended retail price of US$995.
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Manhattan Edit Workshop Adds DaVinci Resolve 11 Workshops to its Stellar Lineup
Grade like a pro with the latest version of DaVinci Resolve; July workshops taught by ICA co-founder and instructor Warren Eagles
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has just announced new dates for DaVinci Resolve workshops, which will be taught by Warren Eagles, professional color grader and co-founder of the International Colorist Academy (ICA). Touted as the color grading system of choice for many of Hollywood's blockbuster production studios, DaVinci Resolve 11 was announced earlier this year to much excitement over its expanded set of editing features among many other upgrades.
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Deluxe To Serve As The First Mastering Facility For Dolby® Vision
Deluxe Dedicates Burbank Suite to Dolby Mastering Service
Deluxe, a global innovator offering comprehensive creative, media, distribution and asset-management solutions for media and entertainment, has been chosen by Dolby as the first facility offering state-of-the-art mastering for Dolby Vision.
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Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, Salutes 2014 Emmy Nominees
News: Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, Salutes 2014 Emmy NomineesNew York facility provides post services for nominees “True Detective,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Vice,” “Years of Living Dangerously” and “67th Tony Awards.”
Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, provides post production services to five television programs nominated for 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards,"True Detective" (HBO), "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO), "Vice" (HBO), "Years of Living Dangerously" (Showtime) and "The 67th Annual Tony Awards" (CBS).
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Summer’s Most Anticipated Films Graded with DaVinci Resolve
News: Summer’s Most Anticipated Films Graded with DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve was used to grade some of the summer’s most anticipated films. Post houses around the globe rely on DaVinci Resolve to help them deliver outstanding results, including Company 3 and Color Collective.
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ArsenalFX Color Names Randy Starnes as Colorist; Starnes Had Been a Colorist with Sony Studios Colorworks Since 2012
News: ArsenalFX Color Names Randy Starnes as Colorist; Starnes Had Been a Colorist with Sony Studios Colorworks Since 2012ArsenalFX Color, a leading TV post house, and a sister company to ArsenalFX, welcomes Colorist Randy Starnes. The announcement was made today by ArsenalFX Color Co-Founders Mark Leiss and Larry Field.
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FilmLight Hires Industry Experts To Help Customers Implement Leading Workflow Solutions
News: FilmLight Hires Industry Experts To Help Customers Implement Leading Workflow SolutionsDaniele Siragusano and Ram Krishna Tripathi Provide Invaluable Customer Support and Expertise
FilmLight today announced that it has added two highly experienced figures from the world of post-production to its team. Daniele Siragusano and Ram Krishna Tripathi Samaveda will provide workflow information, consultancy and training to help customers of the Baselight grading environment implement the infrastructure best suited to their specific needs and requirements.
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Filmlight’s Baselight Helps Encore finish House of Cards Season Two in 4K
News: Filmlight’s Baselight Helps Encore finish House of Cards Season Two in 4KThe second season of House of Cards, the political drama from Netflix, was released on 14 February 2014. For the first time, 4K and Ultra HD were among the deliverables from post-production and VFX company Encore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company.
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ALEXA XR/XT Supports New ProRes 4444 XQ
News: ALEXA XR/XT Supports New ProRes 4444 XQARRI is announcing support for the new Apple ProRes 4444 XQ, the highest-quality version of ProRes to date, which is designed to preserve the incredible detail in high-dynamic range imagery through high-end video postproduction. ProRes 4444 XQ will be available in the next Software Update Packet for ALEXA cameras.
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The SIM Group Merges with Hollywood’s Chainsaw
News: The SIM Group Merges with Hollywood’s ChainsawLeading North American Supplier of Production Technology Expands its Post-Production Footprint.
The SIM Group has reached an agreement in principle to merge with Hollywood-based Chainsaw. The deal unites one of the film and television industry’s leading suppliers of production equipment and post-production services, with one of Hollywood’s most successful independent post-production facilities that services such renowned shows as "The Academy Awards" and "American Idol." The merger is expected to close next month.
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"Cathedrals of Culture" Aspires to Great New Heights with the Mistika Finishing Treatment
News: "Cathedrals of Culture" Aspires to Great New Heights with the Mistika Finishing TreatmentOnline Editor Christian Tröger working at Berlin's ARRI Mitte used Mistika's advanced toolsets to post produce majestic scenes in "Cathedrals of Culture." Neue Road Movies, owned by Oscar award-winning director Wim Wenders, produced the striking film which portrays various buildings around the world. Using the visual language of stereoscopic film-making, it was directed by acclaimed directors bringing their own unique style. Wim Wenders covers the Berlin Philharmonic building; Robert Redford's film shows off the Salk Institute at La Jolla in California; Michael Glawogger depicts the National Library in Russia's St. Petersburg; Michael Madsen features the Halden Prison in Norway; Margreth Olin sheds light on the Oslo Opera House and Karim Ainouz focuses on the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
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Award Winning VFX House Hydraulx Launches Massive New Production Stage and Camera Equipment Rental Company "Hydraulx Filmz" as a New Division
News: Award Winning VFX House Hydraulx Launches Massive New Production Stage and Camera Equipment Rental Company "Hydraulx Filmz" as a New DivisionMulti-award winning visual effects house Hydraulx has launched a massive new production stage and camera equipment rental company called “Hydraulx Filmz” as a new division. The announcement was made today by Hydraulx Owner/Founder Greg Strause.
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Industry & Co. Brings Nice Shoes Artists To Atlanta
News: Industry & Co. Brings Nice Shoes Artists To AtlantaNYC-based creative studio Nice Shoes has continued to expand its network of remote partners with Industry & Co. in Atlanta. With an innovative business model, Industry & Co is a multi-disciplinary post production studio, offering remote services to film and advertising teams. The shared mission of both companies is to cater to the local Atlanta market with a curated team of the best national talent available.
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Globe on Screen is given the 2D Cinematic Look in Mistika at BTV Post
News: Globe on Screen is given the 2D Cinematic Look in Mistika at BTV PostMistika is a tough 2D act to follow in Shakespeare's Globe's 2014 Theatre Season
Experienced freelance Colourist and Online Editor Ian Grey was responsible for the stylish 2D colour grading using Mistika at BTV Post for Globe on Screen's three titles for Shakespeare’s Globe’s 2014 theatre season.
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Toyota Avalon Campaign, Edited By Territory’s Terry King For Burrell Communications, Takes Home The Silver 2014 National ADDY Award
News: Toyota Avalon Campaign, Edited By Territory’s Terry King For Burrell Communications, Takes Home The Silver 2014 National ADDY AwardThis Third ADDY Win For Cross-Platform Campaign, ‘Only The Name Remains,’ Follows A Silver ADDY Garnered By ‘The Pick Up,’ The First Of A Trio Of Spots Revealing Its Dramatic, Spy-Themed Plot
Toyota Avalon Spot,"The Pick Up," featuring Golden Globe winner, Idris Ela behind the wheel in the first of a trio of action-packed, spy-themed spots from "Only The Name Remains" campaign.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11 Public Beta is Available Now
News: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11 Public Beta is Available NowMajor Update Dramatically Improves Online Editing Features, Adds New Photographer Friendly Color Correction Tools, On Set Media Management And Much More!
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve 11 public beta is available for customers to download now.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8
Blackmagic Design today announced the release of Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8 software which includes updated features for all Blackmagic Design cameras. Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8 is available now for download free of charge for all existing Blackmagic Camera customers from the Blackmagic Design support page on the website.
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Super Star Power Productions Relies on Qube Cinema Server and IMB for Its New 4K DI Suite
News: Super Star Power Productions Relies on Qube Cinema Server and IMB for Its New 4K DI SuitePowering Full 4K Color Grading and DCP Review of Feature Films
Qube Cinema has installed its XP-I server and Xi 4K integrated media block (IMB) in Super Star Power Productions’ new 4K DI suite in Los Angeles. The combination postproduction facility and theater offers a seamless 4K pipeline from review of uncompressed 4K image files taken directly from 4K cameras, through color grading at 4K, to the Qube XP-I server and Xi IMB and projected via Barco's new DP4K-P postproduction projector. Hollywood producers and directors of feature films will now be able to review 4K images, color grade at 4K in real time and generate 4K DCPs for final QC, all from a single 4K projector in a home-like setting.
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"House of Cards" gets 4K Finish with FilmLight’s Baselight
News: "House of Cards" gets 4K Finish with FilmLight’s BaselightThe second series of "House of Cards," Netflix’s hugely popular political drama, was released on 14 February and made available to subscribers in 4k Ultra HD. Encore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company, handled the show’s post production, with Lead Colourist Laura Jans-Fazio grading in uncompressed 4k at the post-production and VFX company’s Los Angeles location. To achieve the desired results, she leveraged a Baselight TWO system and Blackboard control surface.
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"Graveyard Carz" Turns to Small Tree Shared Storage to Accelerate Post Production Workflow
With over 26 episodes to be completed in the coming months, The Division, the team behind Velocity by Discovery’s "Graveyard Carz", needed to accelerate their post production workflow.
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Encore Deploys Global Post Workflow for Fox’s “24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY”
News: Encore Deploys Global Post Workflow for Fox’s “24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY”London and Los Angeles Facilities Deliver On-Site Dailies Through Finishing
Heroic agent Jack Bauer is back in Fox's series event "24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY," with on-site dailies and post production services for all 12 episodes being completed by Encore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company. Shot in London, Encore's local office manages the dailies workflow, then pipes footage back to Encore Hollywood for online editing, coloring and finishing.
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Super Star Power Productions Purchases Pablo Rio
Los Angeles Production and Post Production Company Chooses Quantel as Workflow Hub for its Unique Post House Facility
Playa Vista, Los Angeles-based production and post company, Super Star Power Productions (SSPP), has purchased a Quantel Pablo Rio 4KO color and finishing system. The Pablo Rio is the centerpiece of this revolutionary new facility that is giving a new meaning to the term 'post house'.
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Congratulations to Cannes Films Colored on DaVinci Resolve
News: Congratulations to Cannes Films Colored on DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design would like to congratulate the films “Foxcatcher” and “Lost River” on their inclusion in the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival. Blackmagic Design is proud to announce that color correction for these films was done on DaVinci Resolve.
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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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The Hollywood Post Alliance® Announces the 2014 Engineering Excellence Award Call For Entries
Coveted Honor Recognizes Outstanding Technologies for Post Production
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced the 2014 Call for Entries for its Engineering Excellence Award. The Engineering honor showcases inventors, manufacturers, vendors and/or peer post production companies for outstanding product or technology application offerings. Valid offerings may include products or processes, and must represent a step forward for its industry beneficiaries. The HPA Engineering Excellence Award is recognized as one of the most important technology honors in the post production industry.
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PALO ALTO Creative Team Collaborates with FotoKem on DI
News: PALO ALTO Creative Team Collaborates with FotoKem on DIFotoKem recently completed the digital intermediate and post production services for the indie film Palo Alto. Working with director/screenwriter Gia Coppola and cinematographer Autumn Durald, FotoKem colorist Alastor Arnold fine-tuned the natural look created in camera to ensure the filmmakers’ vision for this teen tale is reflected on the big screen.
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Creative Post breaks the Ice with Mistika in the spectacular "Wonders of the Arctic 3D"
News: Creative Post breaks the Ice with Mistika in the spectacular "Wonders of the Arctic 3D"Mistika melted hearts at Creative Post
Supervising Editor Adrian Saywell at Toronto's Creative Post Inc. discusses the challenges of grading the recent IMAX documentary "Wonders of the Arctic 3D," and the reasons behind selecting Mistika for online, colour correction and titling.
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Canon Cinema EOS C300 Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Deliver Championship Performance for a Feature-Length Documentary
News: Canon Cinema EOS C300 Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Deliver Championship Performance for a Feature-Length DocumentaryDirector Josh Greenbaum’s acclaimed feature documentary "The Short Game" profiles eight talented and engaging young competitors at The World Championships of Junior Golf, in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and at their homes in various countries around the world (South Africa, the Philippines, France, China, the United Kingdom and the United States). Filming with the help of 18 Cinema EOS C300 cameras and a variety of lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., "The Short Game" included everything from traditional documentary-style visits to the homes of the eight young golfers for character-based footage, to extensive tournament coverage.
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The Hollywood Post Alliance® Announces the Call For Entries for The Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation
The Hollywood Post Alliance® has opened its Call for Entries for the HPA® Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production. This award was conceived to recognize companies and individuals who have demonstrated excellence in post production, whether in creative storytelling and/or technical innovation, and is judged by a jury of peers and industry experts. The Creativity and Innovation honors have consistently attracted the most thoughtful and forward thinking companies and individuals in the industry.
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Nice Shoes Opens Its New Creative Studio
News: Nice Shoes Opens Its New Creative StudioNice Shoes announces the opening of the Nice Shoes Creative Studio, headed by Executive Producer Geraint Owen. Joining Owen are newly signed Creative Director/Director James Coulson, Creative Director/Director Harry Dorrington and VFX/Animation Director Steve Parish. Nice Shoes, entering its 18th year as a leader in color grading and finishing, has expanded creative capabilities and constructed an entirely new workspace for the Creative Studio team in the company’s NYC office.
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Post Facility The Look Gets Cinematic for TV Drama 'Quirke' Using Pablo Rio
London high-end post facility, The Look, recently completed the picture post production for BBC's major three part drama series 'Quirke' on its Quantel Pablo Rio system. Set in 1950s Ireland and Boston, 'Quirke' is the story of the eponymous pathologist who investigates sudden death victims. 'Quirke' has been widely praised for its high production values and 'film noir' look - with a striking extra dimension of 'bright color' moments; 'Wonderful, atmospheric settings and unusually artistic cinematography', wrote one reviewer.
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Mistika used at ONSIGHT in BAFTA Award-Winning David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D 4K film
News: Mistika used at ONSIGHT in BAFTA Award-Winning David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D 4K filmSir David Attenborough is the Only Person to have Received a BAFTA in Five Formats, Black and White, Colour, HD, 3D and now 4K.
SGO's Mistika was used at London's ONSIGHT in "David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive" (3D) which has just reaped a coveted BAFTA TV Award in the Specialist Factual Category. Produced by Colossus Productions, a joint venture between Atlantic Productions and Sky 3D, Mistika technology played a major role in post at ONSIGHT in the exceptional project.
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Pablo Rio and Genetic Engineering 2 set to provide 4K 60p color and finishing at FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil
Quantel's High Quality Color and Finishing Systems Chosen by Sony for Advanced 4K Production Facility in Rio de Janeiro
Quantel has supplied a Genetic Engineering 2 (GE2) system for Sony's 4K installation at the HBS production facility at the forthcoming FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil. Sony is delivery partner to FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) and host broadcaster HBS for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™.
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DaVinci Resolve Used by Deluxe’s EC3 for Near Set Dailies Grading on “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
News: DaVinci Resolve Used by Deluxe’s EC3 for Near Set Dailies Grading on “X-Men: Days of Future Past”Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve was used by EC3 dailies colorist Adrian DeLude for near set dailies grading on the Twentieth Century Fox blockbuster “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” EC3, part of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group's near set dailies offering, harnesses the technology and personnel of post houses EFILM and Company 3 to create custom configured dailies solutions for feature films.
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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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Baselight Boosts The Vanity finishing
News: Baselight Boosts The Vanity finishingLeading Toronto VFX House Adds FilmLight Colour Suite to Complete its Creative Capabilities
The Vanity, one of the top post houses in Toronto and a specialist in VFX, has added a Baselight TWO colour grading system and Blackboard 2 control surface from FilmLight. The FilmLight grading tools allow The Vanity to offer an end-to-end boutique finishing service for its clients, along with its Autodesk graphics, effects and editing systems.
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FOR-A To Highlight New Version Of FT-One 4K Super Slow Mo Camera And File Converter At Cine Gear EXPO 2014
News: FOR-A To Highlight New Version Of FT-One 4K Super Slow Mo Camera And File Converter At Cine Gear EXPO 2014FOR-A Corporation of America plans to showcase the newest version of its FT-ONE full 4K super slow motion camera at the upcoming Cine Gear Expo, taking place June 5-8 at The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood.
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New Color Correction Home Study featuring DaVinci Resolve
TaoOfColor.com is proud to announce the launch of it's newest color correction Home Study Course, "Remastering 'Mother Died', featuring DaVinci Resolve. It's step-by-step, shot-by-shot color correction instruction, led by a professional colorist.
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TERRITORY Purchases Pablo Rio with Neo Nano Panel
Ferndale, USA, Creative Boutique TERRITORY Invests in Quantel for interactivity, Speed and uality
Michigan-based creative boutique, TERRITORY, has purchased a Quantel Pablo Rio high quality color and finishing system to enhance its post production capabilities. TERRITORY has also invested in a Neo Nano panel to provide seamless interaction with Pablo Rio's comprehensive color toolset.
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Hollywood Post Alliance® Opens Official Call For Entries For The 2014 HPA Awards
The Best In Post Production Spotlighted In 9Th Annual Award Gala
The Call for Entries has been announced for the 2014 HPA® Awards by the Hollywood Post Alliance®. The HPA Awards will take place on the evening of November 6, 2014 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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Heavy Weather: Technicolor – PostWorks New York Completes Post for “Noah”
News: Heavy Weather: Technicolor – PostWorks New York Completes Post for “Noah”In its Third Collaboration with Darren Aronofsky, The New York Post Facility Manages a Film Based Workflow and Intensive Grading Sessions for Biblical Epic.
Technicolor-PostWorks New York marked its third collaboration with Darren Aronofsky in providing post production services for "Noah," the director’s epic inspired by the story of Noah in the Old Testament. The facility provided everything from 35mm film processing to editorial conforming and final color grading. Technicolor-PostWorks played a similar role on Aronofsky’s films "The Wrestler" and "Black Swan," but "Noah’s" complex visuals made it the largest feature film post production project ever undertaken in New York.
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Digital Arts Showcases 4K With Bluefish444, Assimilate & Christie
Located in the heart of New York City, Digital Arts provides ultra-modern picture and audio finishing services for feature and high-end TV productions within a 12,000sq/ft facility. The company was established by Axel Ericson, a technology pioneer who has over 25 years of experience in composing, sound design and mixing, producing, color grading and finishing. During his career Ericson has received numerous accolades - MTV, Emmy, Promax/BDA and Monitor awards, and a Grammy nomination. Under his auspices, Digital Arts created one of NYC's first HD infrastructures and became the finishing house for major TV brands including National Geographic, A&E, ABC, Disney, History Channel and many more.
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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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Nashville-based FORWARD LLC Adds Two Pablo Rios
Leading Post House Selects Quantel Again for Great Quality 4K Color and Finishing
Nashville's state-of-the-art post production facility, FORWARD LLC, has purchased two Quantel Pablo Rio high quality color and finishing systems to provide the ultimate intuitive and innovative post production workflow for its clients.
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Embassy Combines Use of cineSync and Frankie for Review and Approval of TV Commercials
Linking Offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and London for Production and Postproduction
Both cineSync and Frankie, the review-and-approval tools from Cospective, were used to complete a humorous campaign of three TV commercials by Embassy, the South African production and post company. Using remote approval sessions between its suites in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Embassy was able to complete the project in two weeks for the South African theater chain, Ster-Kinekor. Using these two tools from Cospective, Embassy has demonstrated a cohesive, efficient and client-friendly remote workflow for video review and approval.
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LOGAN’S Ben Conrad Spins Out “Footkhana” Featuring Ken Block and FC Barca’s Neymar Jr.
News: LOGAN’S Ben Conrad Spins Out “Footkhana” Featuring Ken Block and FC Barca’s Neymar Jr.Leading up to the 2014 World Cup, Logan & Sons director Ben Conrad fueled an invigorating short film for oil company Castrol featuring rally car driver Ken Block and Brazilian football superstar Neymar Jr. The film is an extension of Conrad’s ongoing work with Block — this time with an extra “kick” in the form of a worldwide football phenom.
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Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, Collaborates with Tribeca Filmmakers
News: Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, Collaborates with Tribeca FilmmakersContinuing its longstanding support for independent films, Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, provided final post production services for several films screening at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The films are competing in feature, documentary and short categories.
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Company 3 To Offer Color Services to Prague Through Arrangement with Post House, RUR
Award-winning post house Company 3, a ​Deluxe Media Creative Services company, today announced that it will now offer feature film and commercial productions in the Czech Republic access to its entire roster of colorists and color technology through RUR -- a leading post production company in Prague. Like the twenty-five other Company 3 "virtual outposts" throughout the world, this one will allow commercial and feature film clients working in the region the ability to collaborate in real time with any of the colorists based at Company 3's Santa Monica, New York, Atlanta or London facilities.
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ONSIGHT Drives its Mistika Colour and Finishing Suites with Precision Grading Panels
News: ONSIGHT Drives its Mistika Colour and Finishing Suites with Precision Grading PanelsThe Precision Grading Panel for SGO Mistika has proven to be a big hit at the National Association of Broadcaster's Convention (NAB) in Las Vegas this April. Within hours of the show opening, pioneering London facilities company ONSIGHT placed an order for two Precision Panels to help drive their state-of-the-art Mistika grading and finishing suites in 4K, 3D and HD. They will be installed at the company’s stunning new WC2 premises by St Martins Lane, which also includes 4K projection.
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Matt Egan, Filmworkers Celebrate “Modern. Southern. Music.” with Hayden Panettiere and Belk
News: Matt Egan, Filmworkers Celebrate “Modern. Southern. Music.” with Hayden Panettiere and BelkMatt Egan has directed Nashville star Hayden Panettiere in a new ad for Belk that is part of the fashion brand’s “Modern. Southern. Music.” campaign. Filmworkers provided post production services for the glamorous commercial, produced by Coin-Operated Films, which captures the actress arriving on location at the newly-renovated Country Music Hall of Fame for an evening shoot.
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Mistika, SGO’s Colour Grading And Finishing Platform, to Support Dolby® Vision™
News: Mistika, SGO’s Colour Grading And Finishing Platform, to Support Dolby® Vision™SGO today announced that its extremely powerful flagship colour grading and finishing platform, Mistika, now supports Dolby® Vision™ technology, enabling the display of high dynamic range (HDR) images with wider colour gamut capabilities. SGO, working in close collaboration with Dolby, will look to make the Dolby Vision workflow capabilities available in Mistika from version 8.2, which was previewed at NAB and is due for release shortly after IBC 2014.
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Advanced Systems Group to Host Portland Happy Hour With NetApp and Telestream
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, will host a free Technology Trending Happy Hour on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Rock Bottom Brewery in Portland, Ore. Sponsored by NetApp and Telestream, the informal gathering starts at 5 p.m. with free drinks and appetizers, followed by product demos at 6 p.m.
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Bacon Crazed AlphaDogs Spotted At Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival
News: Bacon Crazed AlphaDogs Spotted At Blue Ribbon Bacon FestivalJust mentioning the word bacon leaves most people’s mouth watering and conjures up endless images of how to best enjoy this highly versatile and tasty snack. In the feature-length reality-style mockumentary "State Of Bacon," filmmaker Jason Cook takes audiences inside the fun and wacky Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival that brings out some of the most bacon-crazed Americans you will ever meet. Held annually in Des Moines, IA the festival has doubled in size every year with tickets selling out in just minutes.
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Company 3 London Names John Quartel as Technical Director
Award-winning post house Company 3, a Deluxe Media Creative Services company, today announced the appointment of renowned color scientist John Quartel to the position of technical director of its London location.
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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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2G Digital, Burbank, and DuArt, New York, Form Strategic Partnership
News: 2G Digital, Burbank, and DuArt, New York, Form Strategic PartnershipPost Facilities to Work Cooperatively to Deliver Digital Supply Chain and Traditional Post Services to Clients Nationwide.
2G Digital, a Burbank post production facility specializing in digital supply chain services, and DuArt, a New York facility offering comprehensive post production services for video, digital media and film, have entered into a strategic partnership that will allow both companies to expand their geographic reach and add new services.
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Echostreams Partners with Mellanox and Enmotus Showcasing Tiered-Storage at National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show 2014 Booth# SL10810
Echostreams showcases FlacheSAN1 server at NAB 2014 Las Vegas with Mellanox and Enmotus tiered storage performing 3 sustainable 4K streams throughput in a short depth 1U server at just under 300W of power consumption.
(City of Industry, California--April 14, 2014) Echostreams Innovative Solutions, LLC. today announced the FlacheSAN1, tiered SSD and HDD storage array OEM platform with 20x hot-swappable 6Gbps SATA drives, has achieved a new performance height by having four Flash SSD and 16 hard drives transmitting concurrently three 4K video resolutions concurrently each over FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand or 40Gb/s Ethernet with RoCE links, out of a single 1U tiered storage server. For high throughput applications such as post production workflow, ingesting, editing, color grading, and media rendering this system can sustain three 4K streams concurrently and improves users’ productivity.
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Colorfront Debuts New Color Engine At NAB 2014
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced Colorfront Engine, a state-of-the art, managed color pipeline, which enables creative on-set look creation and ensures the vital color integrity of digital materials from camera-to-post. Colorfront Engine incorporates major color science breakthroughs, and makes its debut at NAB 2014, Las Vegas.
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Colorfront Launches Express Dailies 2014 And On-Set Dailies 2014 With Transkoder
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic television and commercials, today introduced the latest 2014 versions of its industry-leading dailies software – Express Dailies 2014 and On-Set Dailies 2014 with the new Transkoder option. Colorfront will show both new products during NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
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Colorfront Transkoder 2014 Attracts Major Broadcasters Worldwide
Colorfront, Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced it has made multi-license sales of On-Set Dailies 2014 with Transkoder option (OSD Transkoder), its standalone, automated system for fast, high-quality digital file conversion, to major broadcasters worldwide, in advance of its US debut at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
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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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AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fps
News: AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fpsDevelopment Partners Autodesk, Cisco, Codex and Colorfront Integrate KONA 4 to Drive 4K HFR Workflows
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced KONA 4, the latest generation in its award-winning line of professional desktop video and audio I/O cards. KONA 4 offers unparalleled features for handling everything from SD to HD, 2K and 4K with full 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 color spaces for fantastic image clarity. New with KONA 4 is support for high frame rate (HFR) 4K/UltraHD up to 60p and HFR UltraHD HDMI output.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11
News: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11Major update dramatically improves online editing features, adds new photographer friendly color correction tools, on set media management and much more!
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 11, a major upgrade with over 100 new editing and color grading features. This new update includes major improvements in online editing plus context sensitive trimming, onset file cloning, photographer style color grading tools and an amazing new collaborative workflow that allows multiple users to work simultaneously on the same timeline.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Cintel Film Scanner
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Cintel Film ScannerNew Cintel film scanner features an innovative new wall mount and desktop design with Thunderbolt 2 for real-time scanning of 35mm and 16mm film up to 30fps in Ultra HD resolution!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new model of Cintel Film Scanner designed with an architectural aesthetic that’s so thin it can even be wall mounted!
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Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Camera Control
Now customers with ATEM production switchers can control their cameras via the SDI connection!
Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM Camera Control, a new update that adds support for controlling cameras from their ATEM production switcher via the program feed to the camera. This update will be free of charge to ATEM customers when available in May 2014.
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Panasonic Unveils Third-Generation VariCam HS With 1080p High-Speed AVC-ULTRA Recording To 240fps
Provides 12-bit 4:4:4 AVC-ULTRA Acquisition for Field Mastering and Archiving, Plus Efficient 4:2:2 10-Bit Recording For Documentaries and Sports; Innovative Modular Design Allows Cameras to Dock with Common Recording Module
Panasonic has introduced a third-generation VariCam® camera, the VariCam HS, that incorporates the company’s AVC-ULTRA family of video codecs and high speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps to produce extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications. It also includes Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording.(The ProRes codec component is licensed from ATOMOS Global Pty. Ltd., which has shipped ProRes recorders for years.)
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Panasonic Announces Apple ProRes Codec Support For Varicam 35 4K Camera/Recorder
Strategic Alliance with Codex Digital to Develop High-Speed Uncompressed V-RAW Recorder for VariCam35 Also Disclosed
Panasonic today revealed updates to its new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder, including Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes HQ* support for HD recording, as well as a strategic product development alliance with Codex Digital to deliver a high-speed 4K uncompressed RAW recorder for the VariCam 35 camera.
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SGO Discloses Unique Colour Grading Tools - SGO Booth SL9021 NAB2014
News: SGO Discloses Unique Colour Grading Tools - SGO Booth SL9021 NAB2014Mistika, powerfully different, revolutionizes colour correction and finishing with the most advanced tools and workflows for grading.
SGO Booth SL9021 - To provide enhanced creative capability within on-line grading and finishing SGO is proud to announce the development of “Spatial Isolation Toolset” to its world renowned Mistika DI, Grading and Finishing system for Mistika version 8.2
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NVIDIA GPUs Power Latest Adobe Creative Cloud Enhancements for Video Professionals
Adobe Premiere Pro CC Adds New Real-Time RED Camera 4K Playback and Debayering on NVIDIA GPUs for Ultra-Fast Video Editing Workflows
NVIDIA (booth SL 6825) today announced its GPUs are powering the upcoming releases and new GPU-accelerated features of Adobe® Creative Cloud™ video applications, such as Adobe Premiere Pro® CC, Adobe After Effects® CC, SpeedGrade CC, Adobe Media Encoder (AME), and Adobe Anywhere. The upcoming releases were revealed by Adobe at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show.
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AMD, Blackmagic Design, Fusion-io, and LumaForge to Demonstrate World’s Fastest 4K Video Workstation at NAB 2014.
Combining the Blistering Performance of the New AMD FirePro™ W9100 Professional Graphics with the High-End Functionality of Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve™ Color Grading Software and the Lightning Speed of the Fusion ioFX Memory Tier, LumaForge will demonstrate the World’s Fastest Real-Time 4K Video Processing Workstation at the 2014 NAB Expo.
As announced on Wednesday March 26, 2014, AMD will be releasing a new version of their flagship professional FirePro graphic card. The FirePro W9100 graphics represents the latest innovation in multi-core, high throughput OpenCL graphics processing. AMD and its solution partners are pleased to be demonstrating the new professional graphics in action at this coming NAB Expo to be held in Las Vegas from April 7 -10. Visit the AMD booth at #SL10405 to see the demonstration.
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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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Cinelicous Provides Color For Lady Gaga's ARTPOP Release
News: Cinelicous Provides Color For Lady Gaga's ARTPOP ReleaseLady Gaga's eye-popping, 11 minute video is a tour de force of epic proportions. The Lady Gaga-directed film, shot on Super 35mm, is the second project to ever be filmed at the ornate and grand Hearst Castle and features "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." Cinelicious' colorist Robert Curreri led the color team on this visual extravaganza for Gaga's ARTPOP release produced by Nicole Ehrlich and Andrew Listerman.
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Spectrum Films Celebrates Half a Century with Mistika
News: Spectrum Films Celebrates Half a Century with MistikaCelebrating its 50-year anniversary, Fox Studios Australia based specialist editorial facilities provider Spectrum Films has selected Mistika to drive its expansion of high-end colour grading, finishing and DI using SGO's proven technology at the helm. This is the first real-time 4K-capable Mistika system in Australia, and includes advanced DI grading as well as DCP tools enabling encrypted or un-encrypted DCP creation directly from camera raw and other media files directly off the timeline.
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LiveGrade Pro 2.0 Integrates a New LiveGrade iPhone app for Remote control and Comes with ACES Support, a Revised User Interface, and File Grading Capabilities.
News: LiveGrade Pro 2.0 Integrates a New LiveGrade iPhone app for Remote control and Comes with ACES Support, a Revised User Interface, and File Grading Capabilities.LiveGrade Pro 2.0 integrates a new LiveGrade iPhone app for remote control and comes with ACES support, a revised user interface, and file grading capabilities.
Pomfort, a provider of professional software for data and color management on the film set, has released a new major upgrade to its LiveGrade Pro solution. Beside ACES support, and new file grading capabilities, LiveGrade Pro now integrates a new iPhone app, which facilitates the collaboration with producers, directors, and cinematographers in the field while being away from the computer. Connected over WiFi, the LiveGrade remote app allows to select and apply grades, to bypass color, and to switch between attached LUT devices.
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Baselight Grades for Dolby Vision at 2014 NAB Show
News: Baselight Grades for Dolby Vision at 2014 NAB ShowFilmLight Collaborates with Dolby to Offer New Creative Potential to the Post Industry
At 2014 NAB Show, FilmLight will present high dynamic range (HDR) mastering and grading, featuring the new Dolby Vision technology on Baselight’s high-performance color grading system. Visitors to the Dolby Laboratories booth (SU1702) will see demos showing how Baselight can take advantage of Dolby Vision’s true-to-life brightness, colors and contrast to open up remarkable new creative opportunities.
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ASSIMILATE Licenses ProRes for SCRATCH Encoding on Microsoft Windows
ASSIMILATE Announced Today New v8 Versions of its SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab Software to Allow Encoding of Apple ProRes Files on Microsoft Windows 7/8-based PCs. The SCRATCH Data-Centric DI System is the Most Comprehensive, End-to-End Cinema and Broadcast Imaging Tool. Artists On-Set or in Post Production Can Now Use Both the OS X and Windows Versions Of The Software, and are Guaranteed the Highest Possible Quality and Encoding Speeds on Each Platform.
ASSIMILATE, the industry's leading provider of DI and dailies digital workflow tools, announced today new v8 versions of its popular SCRATCH® and SCRATCH Lab® software, allowing users to encode Apple ProRes files on Microsoft Windows 7/8-based PCs. Customers can now use both the OS X and Windows versions of the software, and artists either on-set or in post-production are guaranteed the highest possible quality and encoding speeds on each platform. SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab v8 (including ProRes encoding for Windows 7/8) are available immediately.
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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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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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Blackmagic Design Congratulates Oscar Nominated Films Colored on DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design would like to congratulate “12 Years a Slave,” “Captain Phillips,” “Philomena” and “20 Feet From Stardom” on their 2014 Oscar® nominations, awarded by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®. Blackmagic Design is proud to announce that color correction for all of these films was done on DaVinci Resolve. “20 Feet From Stardom,” which won this year’s Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, was also completed using Blackmagic Design’s Teranex 2D Processor.
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Filmworkers Nashville Supports Award-Winning Campaigns for Lewis Communications and The Buntin Group
News: Filmworkers Nashville Supports Award-Winning Campaigns for Lewis Communications and The Buntin GroupFacility Provides Editorial, Visual Effects and Color Grading Services for ADDY and EMMY-Winning Work for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, the Tennessee Lottery and Chinet.
The advertising awards season is in full swing and Filmworkers, Nashville, is proud to have contributed to a number of local and regional campaigns that are bringing home the gold.
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LightSpace CMS display calibration system integrates with FUJIFILM ISmini, with Light Illusion made European IS-mini distributor
News: LightSpace CMS display calibration system integrates with FUJIFILM ISmini, with Light Illusion made European IS-mini distributorUK based colour management specialist, Light Illusion, has announced the integration of its LightSpace CMS colour management system with the FUJIFILM IS-mini 3D LUT box. With this integration, users of the LightSpace CMS can now perform automated calibration of any display using the IS-Mini as a patch and signal generator, under direct control of LightSpace CMS, building custom calibration LUTs that can be directly up-loaded into the IS-mini.
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Panasonic Debuts 4K Camera/Recorder, Varicam 35, With New Super 35MM MOS Sensor, AVC-Ultra Codecs For 4K
News: Panasonic Debuts 4K Camera/Recorder, Varicam 35, With New Super 35MM MOS Sensor, AVC-Ultra Codecs For 4KUltimate Image Production for Cinema and Episodic Drama; Breakthrough Modular Design Enables Docking Either 4K or 2/3-Inch Camera Head to Same Recording Module
Panasonic today unveiled a 4K camera/recorder, VariCam® 35, that incorporates a newly-developed super 35mm MOS image sensor and the company’s AVC-ULTRA family of video codecs. The new camera’s superb image handling in multiple formats including 4K, UHD, 2K and HD make it an unparalleled tool for high-end filmmaking, and commercials and episodic production as well as live 4K events.
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Adorama Becomes the First, Exclusive Reseller of SmallHD Video Gear
Find the full SmallHD line of On-Camera Monitors and Camera Equipment at Adorama in Store and Online, also available through the Adorama Rental Co. Rent-to-Buy Program
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, today announced it will be the first reseller of SmallHD production equipment. SmallHD is best known for its affordable and professional high-definition monitor solutions. Most recently, the manufacturer released its new DP-7 Pro line of on-camera monitors, which includes three different models with real-time 3D LUTs. LUTs, or Lookup Tables, allow filmmakers to apply custom looks created in any color-grading suite to footage in the field. Offering a variety of options to suit a wide spectrum of filmmakers with differing budgets, SmallHD’s DP-7 Pro models feature OLED (organic LED), “eye-saving” high-bright or the cost-effective yet powerful LCD. Customers can purchase these and more products from SmallHD at Adorama today, or rent SmallHD equipment through the Adorama Rental Company.
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Romancing “Her”
News: Romancing “Her”The Room Completes Post Production for Oscar®-nominated Filmmaker Spike Jonze’s Original Love Story Exploring the Evolving Nature—and the Risks—of Intimacy in the Modern World.
In Annapurna Pictures’ "Her," Director Spike Jonze tells a story, set in the slight future, of Theodore, a complex, soulful man who becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system that promises to be an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Rooney Mara, and featuring the voice of Scarlett Johansson, the film has attracted extraordinary critical praise as well as Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Score and Best Original Song.
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Fisher Film Works uses DaVinci Resolve 10 for Lady Antebellum’s “Compass” Music Video
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve 10 was used by Gavin Fisher of LA based production and post facility Fisher Film Works for color grading Lady Antebellum’s “Compass” music video.
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Boise Based Film Company Imperium Cinema Launches Operations
Imperium Cinema To Feature "Red" Cameras and Other State of the Art Audio, VFX and Post Production Equipment
Imperium Cinema (http://www.imperiumcinema.com) has officially launched operations in Boise, Idaho. Imperium Cinema will provide Idaho filmmakers with the finest digital camera and sound equipment available anywhere, as well as industry standard grip and electric equipment, and a post-production facility. As Idaho's filming community continues to grow, Imperium Cinema will be there to ensure that the quality of film, television and video projects produced here in Idaho will be of the highest possible quality. Imperium Cinema will also feature a team of talented camera, lighting, sound, VFX and post-production artists that are available to execute or to train others on this amazing, state of the art equipment. Currently, Imperium Cinema owns two "Red" digital cameras which are being used more and more in major motion pictures like "The Hobbit" and "Ender's Game".
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AlphaDogs Knocks Out New Celebrity Reality Series For Hispanic Cable Network mun2
News: AlphaDogs Knocks Out New Celebrity Reality Series For Hispanic Cable Network mun2Burbank-based AlphaDogs Post Production announced they are working on the new mun2 Hispanic celebrity reality series "Welcome To Los Vargas." In the 13 episode series, audiences get a behind-the-scenes look at the life of retired three-time World Boxing Champion, Fernando Vargas, and his wife of 20 years, Martha, and their four children. The series airs Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST on mun2, the leading Hispanic entertainment cable network.
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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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FSI’s European Office is Now Accepting Orders Directly
FSI opened its European service center in Belgium in October of 2012 to better serve customers throughout Europe. We are now expanding that office so that we can stock and sell monitors and accessories directly from this location in addition to offering direct repair and calibration services.
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Italy's Start S.r.l. Selects Pablo Rio to Maximise Creativity and Productivity
Milan-Based Post House Invests in Quantel For Color and Finishing Again
Italian production and post-production company, Start S.r.l., has purchased a Quantel Pablo Rio 2KO high quality color correction and finishing system to enhance its post production workflow and deliver the highest quality HD and 2K results for its clients. The Pablo Rio will be primarily used for television promotions and corporate advertising. Equipped with a Neo Nano control panel, the system is being supplied by Quantel's reseller partner, Mediacom Digital Evolution.
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Running Man Selects MTI Film’s CORTEX::Dailies
News: Running Man Selects MTI Film’s CORTEX::DailiesNew York post-production facility is currently using Cortex to process dailies for the sit-coms “Louie” and “Broad City.”
Running Man, a full-service New York post production facility, has selected MTI Film’s CORTEX Dailies as the centerpiece of its dailies processing workflow for television, feature films, documentaries and other projects. Cortex's innovative technology streamlines dailies processing, enabling Running Man to quickly deliver media to editorial teams, generate review media accessible across a variety of platforms, and lay the groundwork for efficient color grading and other finishing processes.
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Sometimes it might seem that colorists are all about stylized treatments and extreme color correction, but Aidan Stanford's work on season five of Modern Family is all about maintaining realism and hiding all the tricks in the background. Making the jump from film color timing into digital hasn't been easy, but Aidan has found a way to utilize his film skills in the digital world, turning around episodes in a day using his favorite tools in DaVinci Resolve.
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Siggy Ferstl's 32-year color grading career includes romantic comedies, kids movies, TV work, dramas both mainstream and independent -- and action. Lots of action, including House of Flying Daggers, entries in the Die Hard and Pirates of the Caribbean series, and three in the Underworld series. For his work on I, Frankenstein, Siggy spoke to Creative COW's Editor-in-Chief, Tim Wilson about the specific challenges of grading for VFX and 3D, as well as his approach to collaboration and the grading process.
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With some of the older features to Adobe Premiere Pro CC you could only create in and out points to one clip, but with the new features, you can create the in and out points to multiple video clips. In this course, I’ll show you how to use this function...
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Direct Link to Adobe SpeedGrade
The Adobe workflow is known for its exceptional integration between apps. Premiere Pro and SpeedGrade have a great relationship. SpeedGrade CC is a powerful color grading system with a streamlined interface and in this course I will show you how to work with the SpeedGrade workflow directly from Premiere Pro....
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Prolific young filmmaker adopts Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud Blake Simon is a sophomore at Loyola Marymount University studying Film Production and he’s already making his mark on the filmmaking world. So far, he has written, directed, and edited 11 short films on his own, and ultimately plans...
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