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Zoic Makes An Explosive Entrance For Scion
News: Zoic Makes An Explosive Entrance For ScionCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios morphs a seemingly ordinary lunch date into an explosive entrance in the surprisingly full throttle :30 “Arrival” for Scion out of Attik, San Francisco. The spot features the slick new 2014 Scion FR-S adeptly racing through winding roads, coming to a stop beside an outdoor café. As a young couple casually exits the car, a massive explosion ignites in their wake, leaving them nonplussed as they continue forward to meet their gaping friends.
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LOOK Effects Produced the Visual Effects for Draft Day
LOOK Effects is proud to announce that they produced the visual effects for Draft Day, which opened last Friday, April 11th.
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Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”
News: Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”Visual Effects House Was Lead Vendor for Futuristic Action Adventure
Visual effects house Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, was the lead vendor on Summit Entertainment’s “Divergent,” which has grossed over $175 million at the worldwide box office in its first four weeks of release. Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, brought the film to theaters in North America on March 21, 2014.
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"Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"
News: "Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"Big Block Creates Futuristic Drone Squadron for Subaru and DDB Canada
Bicoastal digital production and design studio Big Block produced the live action shoot, virtual obstacle course and animated drone fleet for the television, cinema and online commercial “Subaru WRX STI vs. the Drones.” To show off the 2015 Subaru WRX STI’s best-in-its-class high performance power and impeccable control, DDB Canada’s Toronto office developed the concept of a futuristic autocross course made of CG drone quadcopters to challenge the WRX STI with real-time precision driving.
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Nodes 2 for Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Premiere Pro and Motion
News: Nodes 2 for Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Premiere Pro and MotionYanobox Nodes 2 is a unique visual effects plugin that offers unprecedented power to create connected motion graphics and abstract particle universes. The plugin provides comprehensive interface to produce a large palette of Motion Graphics including networks, diagrams, particles, points or text clouds and more.
Yanobox Nodes 2 is a unique visual effects plugin for FCP, Premiere Pro, AE and Motion that offers unprecedented power to create connected motion graphics and abstract particle universes. Yanobox Nodes takes its inspiration from data visualizations and networks. Diagrams of nodes and complex networks visualizations are becoming very popular in motion graphics because of their underlying beauty.
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Galaxy 61 Delivers A Show Open For VH1’s New Season Of ‘The Fabulous Life’ That’s Pure Gold
News: Galaxy 61 Delivers A Show Open For VH1’s New Season Of ‘The Fabulous Life’ That’s Pure GoldVHI recently called upon Galaxy 61 to create a show intro for the new 2014 season of ’The Fabulous Life,’ the hit series that reveals the extravagant places, possessions and pastimes of pop-culture’s most famous celebrities. The Brooklyn-based animation and visual effect boutique created a lavish intro that personifies the opulent lifestyle with a series of iconic objects formed out of cascading simulated liquid gold.
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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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MochaImport+ for NUKE Bridges Complex VFX Pipelines
New VFX Utility Provides Tight Integration Between NUKE’s Node-Based Workflow and Mocha Pro, Connecting High-End 3D and Stereo Compositing with Groundbreaking Planar Tracking
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, and mamoworld, innovative developer of motion graphics and VFX software, today announced the release of MochaImport+ for NUKE. The newest VFX utility application to come out of the long-standing partnership between Imagineer Systems and mamoworld, MochaImport+ for NUKE bridges data flow between NUKE and mocha Pro, allowing visual effects artists to work seamlessly on complex compositing and tracking projects using their “go to” visual effects applications.
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GALAXY 61 Re-Launches: The Design-Driven Animation + VFX Boutique, Evolves Into a Hybrid One-Stop Creative Resource with the Addition of Expanded Editorial, Finishing, Print and Audio Services
News: GALAXY 61 Re-Launches: The Design-Driven Animation + VFX Boutique, Evolves Into a Hybrid One-Stop Creative Resource with the Addition of Expanded Editorial, Finishing, Print and Audio ServicesDesigner Doug Johnson Marks His Company’s 10th Anniversary with a Total Re-Branding & New Website Showcasing His Concept to Completion Capabilities Tailored to Animation and VFX-Driven Project with Big Ideas and Small Budgets
Galaxy 61 owner and creative director, Doug Johnson, has announced that his award-winning design-driven boutique marked its 10th anniversary this month with the re-launch of the company as he takes its business model to the next level with the addition of editorial, 3D for print, audio and finishing services. The re-structuring redefines the company as a high-end animation and visual effects house, which now offers clients the option to take advantage of its full-service, concept through completion capabilities.
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FXHOME Announces HitFilm Plugins for After Effects, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, Vegas and Motion
More than 130 VFX, Compositing, Motion Graphics and Grading Plugins Now Available for the First Time
FXHOME has today announced that many of its VFX, compositing, motion graphics and grading effects will soon be available for the first time for After Effects, Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro and Motion. The versatile plugins collection from the software developer’s popular HitFilm video editing programme will be launched at the 2014 NAB Show on 7-10 April in Las Vegas.
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Matrox Video Wall Controller Boards Chosen as Finalist for 2014 Install Awards
Matrox Mura MPX Series Powers 54-Monitor Video Wall Installed by ALMOE AV Systems at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai
Matrox® Graphics Inc. today announced that the Matrox Mura™ MPX Series of capture and display boards has been shortlisted for a Star Product Award in the Public Display/Retail category of the 2014 InstallAwards. Mura MPX Series was chosen as a finalist based on its key role in the overall system design of an immense 54-monitor digital signage wall in the Mall of the Emirates atrium that was installed by ALMOE AV Systems. The wall displays dynamic digital signage content aimed at the 33-million-plus shoppers visiting one of the largest shopping centers in the Middle East every year.
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News from Synaptic VFX: Leading Visual Effects Company Signed as Key Vendor for New FOX Series "Hieroglyph:" Company Opens New Orleans Office, and Is Coming Off First Season Success of "Sleepy Hollow"
News: News from Synaptic VFX: Leading Visual Effects Company Signed as Key Vendor for New FOX Series "Hieroglyph:" Company Opens New Orleans Office, and Is Coming Off First Season Success of "Sleepy Hollow"Synaptic VFX has just been signed as a key VFX vendor for the new FOX TV series “Hieroglyph”, and has launched a branch office in New Orleans. Synaptic is coming off the success of the first season of FOX’s “Sleepy Hollow,” providing the lion's share of the series’ visual effects as the show's primary vendor. The announcements were made today by Synaptic VFX co-founders Shant Jordan, Shahen Jordan, and Ken Gust.
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Light Of Day Adds Jen Milano as Executive Producer
News: Light Of Day Adds Jen Milano as Executive ProducerNY-based VFX and production shop Light of Day adds Jen Milano as Executive Producer. Coming to Light of Day from Fluid NY, Milano will leverage both a wealth of experience as a post producer and a background of hands-on experience as an editor and artist. She has worked with such top clients as NY Lotto, Travelocity, GameStop, Ford, Pier 1 and Fiat, among numerous others. Her technical stills encompass a vast understanding of the post production process, including expertise in such software as Avid, Autodesk and Final Cut.
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LOOK Effects Produced the Visual Effects for AMC’s "TURN"
LOOK Effects is proud to say that they have produced all the visual effects for AMC’s new period drama, TURN, which aired last night, Sunday, April 6th, at 9:00 pm EST.
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NAB: Autodesk Debuts Faster, More Creative Flame 2015
News: NAB: Autodesk Debuts Faster, More Creative Flame 2015Expanded Features and Support for 4K Helps Deliver Greater Artistic Control
At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention 2014 in booth # SL3319, Autodesk Inc. is debuting Flame 2015 – the latest iteration of its comprehensive toolset for high-end visual effects and creative finishing - with new creative tools, faster performance, and an end-to-end 4K workflow to meet the needs of today's high-end post-production facilities.
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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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NAB: Autodesk Unveils the Highly Anticipated Smoke 2015
News: NAB: Autodesk Unveils the Highly Anticipated Smoke 2015New in Smoke 2015: 3D Tracking, Re-architected Timeline FX and Faster Performance; More Accessible Than Ever Starting at $195* a Month
Autodesk, Inc. unveiled the latest version of its powerful professional video editing software Autodesk Smoke 2015 at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB). In addition to significant new creative tools and performance enhancements, Smoke 2015 will soon be available as a Desktop Subscription, so customers can access the software on a pay-as-you-go basis for the first time.
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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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BigStar Teases Drama & Turmoil For New Season Of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”
News: BigStar Teases Drama & Turmoil For New Season Of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”For season 4 of the critically acclaimed drama “Game of Thrones,” HBO once again tapped creative strategy and production company BigStar to create the teaser campaign. “Dungeon,” “Desert” and “Forest” hint at turmoil and peril around every corner in Westeros with environmentally-driven character studies that build on this season’s tagline: “All Men Must Die." The new season premieres on April 6th.
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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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ARRI Previews New ARRIRAW Converter (ARC) 3.1 at NAB
News: ARRI Previews New ARRIRAW Converter (ARC) 3.1 at NABARRI is currently working on a new version of ARRIRAW Converter that will be optimized for the new Mac Pro and updated to support the latest features in OS X Mavericks. ARC 3.1 will be previewed at NAB.
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Legend3D Continues to Set the Pace with SGO Technology
News: Legend3D Continues to Set the Pace with SGO TechnologyHollywood's most innovative stereoscopic and visual effects company Legend3D, has invested in SGO's trail-blazing technology to launch them to the next level. Esteemed for delivering the highest-quality Stereo 3D film conversions, Legend3D will integrate its Mistika post production system with two Assist Stations into the conversion and visual effects pipeline at the Company's impressive 60,000 sq. ft. studio with multiple theatres and R&D facilities. With the capacity to work on up to three full feature films and multiple commercials concurrently, Legend3D delivers world-class high quality projects such as "The Lego Movie," "Man of Steel," "Life of Pi," "The Amazing Spider-Man," "The Smurfs 1 & 2," "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," and many others.
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Broadcast Pix Slate Trade-In Program Offers Discounts on New Mica, Granite Integrated Production Switchers
News: Broadcast Pix Slate Trade-In Program Offers Discounts on New Mica, Granite Integrated Production SwitchersBroadcast Pix™ today announced a special Slate™ trade-in program that offers incentives for customers to upgrade to native HD Mica™ or Granite™ integrated production switchers. The program ends June 30.
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Stream TV Networks Teams With SGO at NAB 2014
New Toolsets to Accelerate Adoption of the Glasses-Free 3D Ultra-D Format
Stream TV Networks, Inc. is pleased to announce its revolutionary Ultra-D™ glasses-free 3D technology will be demonstrated in the SGO booth (SL9021) at the National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB 2014) in Las Vegas, April 7-10, marking the first time that the glasses-free 3D screens will be on display at the show. The NAB showcase also marks the start of Stream TV’s relationship with SGO, the global leader in innovation for 3D post-production.
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BLUEFISH444 Announces Windows & Mac OSX 4K/2K SDI Preview for Assimilate Scratch & Scratch LAB V8
Windows 4K 60p & Mac OSX 2K 12-bit SDI Preview for DI workflows
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced that it has developed Windows 4K and Mac OSX 2K SDI preview for ASSIMILATE SCRATCH® and SCRATCH Lab® V8.
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SolidAnim Introduces Solidtrack At NAB 2014
Innovative, Affordable Markerless Camera Tracking and Previz Solution for Real Time Visual Effects and On-Set Visualization or the Film and Broadcast Industries
SolidAnim, a leader in virtual production products, will introduce the latest version of its SolidTrack solution for the film and broadcast industries at NAB 2014.
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Telestream Demonstrates Vantage HEVC, 4K, and Cloud Workflows at NAB2014
Company Showcases the Latest File-Based Technologies, the Best Image Quality, and the Fastest Speeds with Vantage Family Of GPU-Accelerated Transcoding and Intelligent Workflow Automation Products
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow solutions, today announced it will demonstrate its full line of enterprise-class Vantage file-based software solutions in Booth SL3905 at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, April 7-10. Vantage transcoding products will feature all the latest formats and technologies, including HEVC and 4K. New workflow products built on the Vantage platform include Post Producer for automating content assembly and TrafficManager for streamlining commercial and syndicated workflows.
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Mamba FX on MAC Coming Soon
Taking the industry by storm and due to popular demand, SGO will soon launch its new open node-based compositor MAMBA FX on MAC. As a versatile multi-level platform compositor serving all VFX artists, Mamba FX already runs under Microsoft Windows and Linux, and its compatibility with Mac completes the next step in its evolution.
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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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The Studio-B&H Showcases Bluefish444 4K Workflow Solutions at NAB 2014
Assimilate SCRATCH 8 & Adobe Premiere 4K SDI display via Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, is pleased to announce that The Studio-B&H is demonstrating Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova workflows supporting Adobe Premiere & Assimilate SCRATCH 8 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas April 7th - 10th 2014.
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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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Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9
News: Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9Boris FX™, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 - a package of visual effects for NLE and compositing platforms on Windows and Mac OS. Building on the strengths of previous BCC releases, version 9 adds over 30 new filters and transitions in key areas such as Image Restoration, Film, Stylize, Keying and Compositing, Lights, and Perspective. All BCC effects and presets can now be viewed in the new FX Browser™ window, which is integrated into every BCC filter or transition.
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Bluefish444 Announces Price Reduction for Synpase Mini Converters
SDI to HDMI Conversion, HDMI to SDI Conversion & Analog to SDI Conversion
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards and mini converters, announced an immediate price reduction for its Synapse mini converters from $USD 899 to $USD 595.
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SGO's Mamba FX and GenArts Sapphire 7 Energise the Imagination of Artists
The popular GenArts Sapphire 7 visual effects plug-in suite is now fully certified for SGO's new compositing software, Mamba FX. Just like Mamba FX, Sapphire 7 plug-ins make extensive use of GPU acceleration in order to provide the user with fast feedback and minimal render times. Both also permit very high quality, high dynamic range image processing.
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Legend3D Enters Strategic Partnership with Imagineer Systems
Leading 2D-to-3D Stereo Conversion Company Integrates Imagineer Technology within Award-Winning Conversion and VFX Pipeline to Add Increased Efficiency to 3D Film Production
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, today announced a strategic partnership with world-renowned 2D-to-3D stereo conversion company Legend3D. Imagineer Systems recently completed an innovative R&D initiative, optimizing integration of mocha Pro with Legend3D’s proprietary VFX tools. The new workflow features mocha Pro fully integrated into the Legend3D conversion and visual effects pipeline in its Southern California and India facilities. For 2D-to-3D conversions, mocha Pro is used for multiple processes including segmentation and clean plating: the process to recreate and fill in background pixels that do not exist in the 2D version. This custom development gave Legend3D access to Imagineer’s engineering team, resulting in a streamlined workflow for mocha Pro and Legend3D’s internal systems. With support for up to 325 artists, Legend3D represents the largest mocha Pro installation to date.
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Matrox Announces Low-Profile, Multi-Channel SDI Card with High-Performance Hardware Processing
News: Matrox Announces Low-Profile, Multi-Channel SDI Card with High-Performance Hardware ProcessingNew Matrox X.mio3 PCIe Video Card for Developers Offers Up to Eight Reconfigurable SDI I/Os with On-Board Scaling, Compositing and Motion-Adaptive De-Interlacing, from SD to 4K
Matrox® Video today announced the Matrox X.mio3 LP SDI video card, part of the next generation of Matrox DSX Developer Products. X.mio3 LP is a low-profile, half-length PCIe card that offers up to eight reconfigurable I/Os, from SD to 4K. Multi-channel hardware processing accelerates compute-intensive operations including motion-adaptive de-interlacing, up/down/cross scaling and mixing/compositing for all resolutions. When configured with inputs, the card is equipped with built-in frame synchronizers to generate clean SDI signals for any environment.
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Zoic Signs VFX Supervisor Todd Shifflett
News: Zoic Signs VFX Supervisor Todd ShifflettCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has signed veteran VFX Supervisor Todd Shifflett. Coming to Zoic with over 20 years of experience from Rhythm & Hues, he has collaborated with numerous award-winning directors including Spike Lee, George Miller, Drew Goddard, Paul Weitz, Gary Winick and Rupert Sanders. His ardor for taking a critical and explorative approach to his work can be seen in such films as the Academy Award-winning Best Animated Feature Film "Happy Feet," "Charlotte’s Web," "Alvin and the Chipmunks," "Little Fockers," "Cabin in the Woods," and the Academy Award nominated film for Best Achievement in Visual Effects, "Snow White" and the "Huntsman."
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DIVE VFX Staffs Up In New York; Tapped For VFX On New Event Series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”
News: DIVE VFX Staffs Up In New York; Tapped For VFX On New Event Series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”DIVE, the visual effects division of ShootersINC, has staffed up their New York studio to take on multiple visual effects projects including the new, 13-part event series, “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” presented by FOX and National Geographic Channel. The series made a historic debut on ten 21st Century Fox networks on Sunday, March 9th. A follow-up to the 1980s television series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” which was presented by Carl Sagan, the new series’ host is Neil deGrasse Tyson, with Executive Producers Ann Druyan, Seth MacFarlane, Mitchell Cannold, and Brannon Braga. DIVE is one of 12 visual effects studios around the globe working on the new series.
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FilmLight and Industry Partners Exhibit Flawless Integration at NAB 2014
New and creative technologies provide professional colour control at every stage
FilmLight is focusing its NAB2014 presence on four of its most creative and industry-leading partners – Codex, Dolby, The Foundry and Sony. With innovative and highly cost-efficient technologies being shown for the first time across the exhibition, this year’s visitors will be able to experience the best colour management solutions in a real-world context - as part of a collaborative, creative workflow.
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LOOK Effects Produces Effects for The Grand Budapest Hotel
LOOK Continues Long Relationship with Director Wes Anderson
LOOK Effects is proud to say that they produced visual effects for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, which opens today. This film is the fifth film in which LOOK has collaborated with the brilliant director.
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Bluefish444 Introduces Fluid Ingestore & Fluid Ingestore DNxHD Compatible with All Epoch & Create Video Cards
Ingest and Store Multiple Simultaneous SDI Streams, Recording Directly to Uncompressed and/or AVID Compatible DNxHD Media Files.
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, introduces Fluid INGESTORE & Fluid DNxHD INGESTORE for multi-channel HD/SD SDI ingest for use with Epoch and Create video cards running on Windows. Fluid INGESTORE & Fluid DNxHD INGESTORE are available immediately.
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Free Infographics Effects for Final Cut Pro X
FxFactory today announces the free Data Pop download package. Data Pop Free offers four eye-catching title options: Bar Graph, Pie Chart, Ring Chart and Number Chart. All are highly customizable, giving users options such as graph colors, graph size, graph position, text colors, text styles, background colors and background opacity, depending on the choice of template.
FxFactory, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, today announced the release of a free Data Pop download package. Get four high quality infographic titles to add a professional and creative twist to any chart and graph display, now available at no cost.
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Pronology’s Asset Management Software Shines at The 2014 Oscars®
News: Pronology’s Asset Management Software Shines at The 2014 Oscars®Web-Based Solution Offered Collaborative On-Site Content Management
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, was behind-the-scenes for this year’s 86th Academy Awards® telecast providing the star-studded event with its latest asset management solutions. Pronology’s user-friendly interface provided the production staff with an unprecedented level of visibility and creative control over the thousands of assets that are part of a show of this magnitude.
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Stardust Creates The Inspirational Melo M10’S “Rise To The Moment” For Brand Jordan
News: Stardust Creates The Inspirational Melo M10’S “Rise To The Moment” For Brand JordanThe creative team at Stardust were called on by ad agency AKQA in San Francisco to help Brand Jordan completely re-define the product demo with Carmelo Anthony’s 10th Anniversary Sneaker, aptly called the “M10.” The new short film entitled “Rise to the Moment” is an inspirational piece, directed by Stardust Creative Director/Co-Owner Seth Epstein.
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SGO Dares To Be Different In New NAB Line-Up
News: SGO Dares To Be Different In New NAB Line-UpBooth #SL9021, 7 – 10 April, NAB 2014, Las Vegas Convention Center, Nevada
SGO's new strap line “Beautifully Creative Technology” sums-up the ethos behind the company's avant-garde performance-leading development drive to provide creative artists with the most empowering facilities available. SGO will exhibit the latest additions to its range of extremely powerful Mistika post production systems and Mamba FX compositing software at the 2014 NAB Show. SGO's technology will demonstrate how broadcasters and post facilities can transform their companies by accessing new markets and revolutionising creativity and efficiency in colour grading, finishing and compositing with Mistika and Mamba FX.
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Panasonic Unveils Third-Generation VariCam HS with 1080P High-Speed/Variable Frame Rate AVC-ULTRA Recording to 240FPS
News: Panasonic Unveils Third-Generation VariCam HS with 1080P High-Speed/Variable Frame Rate AVC-ULTRA Recording to 240FPSAVC-Ultra Provides 12-bit 4:4:4 Acquisition Capabilities for Critical Field Mastering and Archiving, And Efficient 4:2:2 10-Bit Recordings For Documentaries and Sports; Innovative Modular Design Allows Cameras to Dock with Common AVC-ULTRA Based Recording Module
Panasonic today announced 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.
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Sunnyvale's Cogswell College Project X Alumni Shine for Academy Award Nominated Films in Animation and VFX
Timothy Heath Appointed Director of Award-Winning Project X Animation Program
Cogswell College, one of the world's leading regionally-accredited institutions offering a unique curriculum that fuses digital arts, engineering and entrepreneurship, is pleased to announce that 8 of its Project X animation program alumni worked on 5 of this year's Academy Award-nominated films. These films include: "The Croods," "Frozen," "Iron Man 3," "Pacific Rim" and "Thor: The Dark World." In 2013, Cogswell boasted four Project X alumni who were on the Academy Award-winning "Life of Pi" animation and VFX teams and a total of 14 Oscar-nominated films whose credits included Project X alumni.
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Imagineer Systems to Preview mocha v4 at NAB 2014
Special Guest Artists to Showcase Visual Effects Workflows and Utilities in the Imagineer Systems Booth SL3331
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, will be showcasing its latest innovations at the 2014 NAB Show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 7-10. Attendees can stop by the Imagineer Systems booth (SL3331) in the Plug-In Pavilion for technology previews and speaker presentations.
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FxFactory: Movie Color Plugin Release for FCP, Premiere Pro, AE & Motion
FxFactory introduces Sheffield Softworks Movie Color, now available for Final Cut Pro 7 and X, Motion, Premiere Pro and After Effects. Easily apply beautifully stylized, cinematic looks to your footage with Movie Color. With over 50 presets and the ability to design and save your own, Movie Color offers a full realm of customizable options for the perfect photo colorization every time.
FxFactory, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces Sheffield Softworks Movie Color, now available for Final Cut Pro 7 and X, Motion, Premiere Pro and After Effects. Easily apply beautifully stylized, cinematic looks to your footage with Movie Color. With over 50 presets and the ability to design and save your own, Movie Color offers a full realm of customizable options for the perfect photo colorization every time.
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19 Scientific And Technical Achievements To Be Honored With Academy Awards®
Peter W. Anderson to receive Gordon E. Sawyer Award; Charles “Tad” Marburg to receive John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 19 scientific and technical achievements represented by 52 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 15, at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
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Boris FX Names Stephen Hayes Director of Business Development
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, announces the appointment of Stephen Hayes to Director of Business Development, worldwide. Hayes will oversee key user markets, end user and reseller engagement, industry event presence, and help direct overall business goals.
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SGO's MAMBA FX Now Available on Linux
News: SGO's MAMBA FX Now Available on LinuxIn response to market feedback, SGO takes another major development step forward with the release of its Linux version of MAMBA FX. With the ability to already run under Microsoft Windows, Mamba FX is now available on Linux for all 64-bit distributions on PC hardware of various configurations.
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Final Cut Pro X Bristol Effect Release on FxFactory
Bristol from SUGARfx was Designed for Exclusive Use in FCP X.
FxFactory, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces Bristol to its extensive family of SUGARfx plugins. A sleek and stylish animated 3D theme, Bristol uses 15 animated elements that can be completely customized to fit any project. Use main titles, multiple screen bumpers, title generators and transition elements to create anything from a clean, monochromatic look to a design with a wild color combination that fits the mood of any project. Bristol from SUGARfx was designed for exclusive use in FCP X.
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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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Horizon Fixer for Final Cut Pro X Released by FxFactory
FxFactory today introduces Horizon Fixer, the newest powerhouse plugin from CineFlare. Created exclusively for use with Final Cut Pro X, Horizon Fixer is the solution for replicating a beautiful horizon in post without the fear of it appearing crooked or unnatural.
FxFactory, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces Horizon Fixer, the newest powerhouse plugin from CineFlare. Created exclusively for use with Final Cut Pro X, Horizon Fixer is the solution for replicating a beautiful horizon in post without the fear of it appearing crooked or unnatural. Horizon Fixer is now available through FxFactory for just 49 USD.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 12th Annual VES Awards
"Gravity" is the Big Winner with Six Awards; Frozen Dominates As Winning Animated Film "Game of Thrones" and "PETA" Score Big in the Broadcast and Commercial Categories
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, held the 12th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video games and special venues. Comedian Patton Oswalt served as host to the more than 1000 guests gathered at the Beverly Hilton to celebrate VFX talent in 24 awards categories. The teams from "Gravity," "Frozen," "Game of Thrones" and "PETA" led the wins in their respective categories, with "Gravity" taking home six awards, "Frozen" with four awards, and "Games of Thrones" and "PETA" each winning three.
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Is Your Brain Bored? National Geographic Channels International Will Fix That In 2014 With New Yearlong Programming And Marketing Campaign "Entertain Your Brain
News: Is Your Brain Bored? National Geographic Channels International Will Fix That In 2014 With New Yearlong Programming And Marketing Campaign "Entertain Your BrainNational Geographic Channels International (NGCI) has announced a new programming and marketing campaign that will "ENTERTAIN YOUR BRAIN" with a series of new and returning shows that spotlight the incredible workings of science and the human mind through mind-blowing experiments, viewer-driven brain teasers and man-on-the-street trials. The new "ENTERTAIN YOUR BRAIN" strand kicks off this February with the return of the Emmy®-nominated, global hit series "Brain Games," with host and self-proclaimed “wonder junkie” Jason Silva guiding you through the twists and turns of your grey matter. "Brain Games" was the #1 rated series across all the National Geographic Channels worldwide in 2013.
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Zoic Signs Jeanie Dimaggio For West Coast Sales
News: Zoic Signs Jeanie Dimaggio For West Coast SalesCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has signed Jeanie DiMaggio for west coast sales representation. As the founder of DiMAGGIO Representation, her current roster also includes Wondros and Search Party Music. With a background in both production and post-production, DiMaggio has experience working with top companies including Hungry Man, Park Pictures, Chelsea Pictures, Radium, KILT and paranoid.
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Deadline’s Roots Run Deep at Whiskytree
News: Deadline’s Roots Run Deep at WhiskytreeFlexible Data Processing Solution from Thinkbox Software Accelerates VFX Studio’s Pipeline
Since its inception in 2007, Whiskytree has grown from a talented matte painting shop into a full-service CG powerhouse known for creating complex visual effects for feature films, commercials and video games. Based in San Rafael, CA, the agile company’s employee headcount generally hovers around 25 but is often scaled up as projects demand. Whiskytree’s credits include VFX-heavy blockbusters Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, Elysium, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. To deliver these stunning visuals, Whiskytree has embraced a ‘Work Smart’ ethos that emphasizes a strong hardware backend running top-notch software – including Thinkbox Software’s Deadline data and process management solution.
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Clockwork VFX Helps Toys “R” Us Win The Monster 500
News: Clockwork VFX Helps Toys “R” Us Win The Monster 500Visual Effects/Animation Studio Teams With Agency Rotter And Toy Retailer To Launch New Toy Line
Monster 500, the post-apocalyptic mega-race is on, and animation/visual effects studio Clockwork VFX is the creative winner. The studio -- led by Creative Director/Co-Founder Jason Tomlins and Executive Producer Nina Davenport – teamed with agency Rotter Creative Group,(http://rottercreativegroup.com/) New York, and Toys"R"Us to launch the new Monster 500 brand. The result is an engaging minute-long spot consisting entirely of beautifully detailed 3D animation that introduces kids to six of the ten vehicle characters in the Monster 500 family.
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Light Of Day Visualizes David Krakauer’s Multi-Media Production, ‘The Big Picture’
News: Light Of Day Visualizes David Krakauer’s Multi-Media Production, ‘The Big Picture’NY-based VFX and production shop Light of Day brings visual life to international concert artist David Krakauer’s multi-media production exploring the inseparable relationship between music and movies, THE BIG PICTURE. To enhance the newest and most adventurous project of Krakauer, Light of Day visualized the curated musical experience featuring uniquely jazz-ified tracks from twelve moviegoer favorites including "Sophie’s Choice," "The Pianist," and "Life is Beautiful," among others. Using the historically rich soundtrack assembled by Krakauer, Light of Day’s design team crafted graphics for the production to create a more visceral audience experience that would allow each individual to take a unique journey through their own feelings, memories and thoughts. Pulling from the themes inspired by film compositions chosen, the team helped to artfully illustrate a personal and cultural journey.
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Rock Paper Scissors and a52 Give Time Warner Cable the Star Treatment
News: Rock Paper Scissors and a52 Give Time Warner Cable the Star TreatmentRock Paper Scissors Editor Biff Butler and an a52 VFX team led by Andy McKenna deliver a star-studded Super Bowl spot via Ogilvy & Mather New York. The result is an energetic, star-studded :60 for Time Warner Cable.
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ThinkBreatheLive Transforms Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Crowd into Panoramic Concert Screen Featuring Bruno Mars Live
News: ThinkBreatheLive Transforms Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Crowd into Panoramic Concert Screen Featuring Bruno Mars LiveThinkBreatheLive (TBL) helped more than 80,000 spectators at MetLife Stadium play a VIP role in the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show featuring Bruno Mars. Touchdown Entertainment engaged the creative shop to produce digital environments for America's hallmark entertainment event, including a dynamic LED experience that turned the entire stadium into an immersive panoramic concert screen.
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Cause & [Effect] Skates Onto Set For Nicktoons’ Wild Grinders
News: Cause & [Effect] Skates Onto Set For Nicktoons’ Wild GrindersNew York-based Cause & [Effect] creative director/director Jamie Hubbard crafts an artful mix of live-action and skate-happy toons in the new :60 “Nicktoons – Wild Grinders ‘Concept Trailer’” for the Nicktoons show "Rob Dyrdek’s Wild Grinders." Promoting the show’s new season, the spot features Dyrdek leading a comical tour through a set occupied by real production crew and the motley, animated cast.
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Lightcraft Technology And Solidanim Announce Joint Technology/Distribution Agreement
To provide a full range of affordable optical and markerless tracking for real time visual effects and on-set visualization systems for the entertainment industry
Paris, France, Lightcraft Technology and SolidAnim, leaders in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, announced today they have agreed to combine their Previzion® and SolidTrack product offerings in order to provide a full range of virtual production tools for the entertainment industry.
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Thinkbox Software Releases Deadline 6.1
Thinkbox Software today launched a new version of the company's production-proven high-volume data management solution, Deadline 6.1. Compatible across all platforms, the release leverages the efficient UI and flexible database backend introduced in Deadline 6 and features improved stability, enhanced housecleaning operations and faster job submission. With highly optimized functions that can perform more than 10x faster, the significant update can also be easily scaled up to support thousands of machines. Additionally, Deadline 6.1 incorporates Draft 1.1, the latest iteration of Thinkbox’s lightweight compositing and video processing plug-in designed to automate typical post-render tasks, which now includes improved OpenEXR support.
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The National Football League Partners With Picture Mill On Signature NFL Broadcast Logo
News: The National Football League Partners With Picture Mill On Signature NFL Broadcast LogoNational Football League’s championship season kicks into high gear with a signature animated NFL logo created by Picture Mill. The iconic copyright logo began airing regularly at the start of the year and will be featured in all broadcast games and other League events for seasons to come. Picture Mill also created a large-scale version of the final image as a permanent installation for the National Football League’s New York headquarters.
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ZYNC used to render VFX work in the cloud on 3 Oscar Nominated Films
Best Picture Nominee American Hustle and Best Visual Effects Nominees Star Trek: Into Darkness & The Lone Ranger all had VFX rendered on the cloud using ZYNC’s technology
ZYNC, the Visual Effects industry leading cloud rendering and storage platform congratulates customers who worked on 3 films nominated for Oscars. Best Picture Nominee "American Hustle" had numerous visual effects shots rendered on the cloud by studio Zero VFX while client Atomic Fiction contributed work on two films nominated for best visual effects, "Star Trek: Into Darkness" and "The Lone Ranger."
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FrostyGlass Effects for Final Cut Pro X Released on FxFactory
News: FrostyGlass Effects for Final Cut Pro X Released on FxFactoryFxFactory introduces FrostyGlass to its extensive family of SUGARfx plugins.
FxFactory, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces FrostyGlass to its extensive family of SUGARfx plugins. A set of eight fully customizable plugins for Final Cut Pro X, FrostyGlass enhances any project by simulating the effect of glass distortions on a video. FrostyGlass freezes the competition with its easy-to-use interface and numerous controls that allow for complete customization, it is the perfect plugin for adding a unique look to your project. SUGARfx FrostyGlass is now available through FxFactory for only 49 USD.
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Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
News: Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
Mistika's Award-Winning Grading and Workflow Technology plays a Crucial Role at Park Road Post Production in "The Hobbit Trilogy"
SGO's award-winning Mistika DI Colour Grading post systems form the core at Park Road Post Production and were utilised again in epic fantasy film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), the second film in "The Hobbit Trilogy" directed by Peter Jackson.
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ALT Systems Appoints New Director of Sales
News: ALT Systems Appoints New Director of SalesMichael Ogorek Joins as Sales Executive, Bringing Wealth of Experience to Company
ALT Systems, a full-service systems integrator and workflow solutions provider, has appointed Michael Ogorek to the new role of director of sales. Ogorek will be responsible for managing sales activities for all of ALT Systems’ products and services including Autodesk® Creative Finishing products, Colorfront’s on-set dailies solutions, game development packages, compositing, editing, color correction, restoration, data storage, networking, rendering, archiving and large format film recording solutions.
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Cause & [Effect] Knits Holiday Sweater Delights For The Food Network
News: Cause & [Effect] Knits Holiday Sweater Delights For The Food NetworkNew York-based Cause & [Effect] takes a foodie spin on donning their most jovial apparel in their holiday packaging offerings for The Food Network. The charming campaign brings the tastiest treats of the holiday season to life through a sweater animation, colliding the nostalgia of scrumptious and cozy holiday delectables with the cultural fascination with festive holiday sweaters. In addition to the :20 promo package, Cause & [Effect] also created two additional IDs following the festive sweater theme.
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Synaptic VFX Completes Production of Visual Effects for First Season of Fox TV's Hit Series "Sleepy Hollow"
News: Synaptic VFX Completes Production of Visual Effects for First Season of Fox TV's Hit Series "Sleepy Hollow"Synaptic VFX has just completed production of original visual effects for the first season of the new, hit FOX TV series “Sleepy Hollow.” Synaptic VFX is one of the visual effects vendors for “Sleepy Hollow.” The series incorporates feature film level visual effects to help illustrate its re-telling of the legendary story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. The announcement was made by Synaptic VFX co-founders Shant Jordan, Shahen Jordan, and Ken Gust.
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Elastic’s Patrick Clair Creates Haunting Main Titles for HBO’s “True Detective”
News: Elastic’s Patrick Clair Creates Haunting Main Titles for HBO’s “True Detective”When HBO’s highly anticipated “True Detective” drama debuted on Jan. 12, it launched into viewers’ homes with an engrossing title sequence from Elastic Director Patrick Clair. Rolling out as a series of industrial and rural panoramas set within translucent character silhouettes against a stark white backdrop, the titles are a gripping and somber tour of the show’s people, places and events, portraying a universe rife with evil and defined by mystery.
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CineText Final Cut Pro X Titles Released on FxFactory
News: CineText Final Cut Pro X Titles Released on FxFactoryFxFactory is proud to introduce CineFlare CineText to its family of plugins.
FxFactory, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces CineFlare CineText to its extensive family of plugins. Designed exclusively for use in Final Cut Pro X, CineText is the first of many highly anticipated animated title packages coming from CineFlare. Just the right tool for adding professional, animated text titles, CineText adds a burst of life to any project.
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Post Facility Free Your Mind Expands with Another Mistika
News: Post Facility Free Your Mind Expands with Another MistikaFree Your Mind Advances with Mistika - using it on new Feature Film Torrente 5
One of Spain's most prominent and established post production companies, Free Your Mind, has invested in another Mistika DI and Finishing 2K System. The purchase of a second Mistika system indicates their move to further reinforce the company's current infrastructure to maximise on commercial and film production strengths. Equally at home at Free Your Mind making short-form commercials or long-form series, Mistika provides the most complete and extensive range of features that their skilled creatives need and enjoy making the most of. The Mistika systems are already an asset and help free-up creative time for compositors, colourists and digital artists.
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Imagineer Systems Congratulates Customers on Best Visual Effects Oscar Nominations
mocha customers Framestore, Weta, Digital Domain and more provide groundbreaking visual effects that earned top films the 2013 Academy Award nomination
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, congratulates its mocha customers for their contributions to Oscar®-nominated films in the Best Visual Effects category. Announced yesterday, "Gravity," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," "Iron Man 3," "The Lone Ranger" and "Star Trek Into Darkness" each received a nomination for Hollywood’s most sought-after award. Weta Digital, Framestore, MPC, Digital Domain and MPC are among a number of long-time mocha customers responsible for the cutting-edge digital effects used in each film that earned a coveted spot on the list of potentials.
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TrackX Powered by mocha Brings High-End Hollywood Motion Tracking Tools to Final Cut Pro X
The latest FCP X plugin from CoreMelt powered by Imagineer Systems’ Academy Awardwinning Planar Tracking technology is now available
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, and CoreMelt, the leading provider of advanced video plug-in effects, today announced the release of TrackX powered by mocha. The latest Apple® Final Cut Pro® X (FCP X) plug-in to come out of the strategic partnership between Imagineer Systems and CoreMelt, TrackX powered by mocha leverages the Academy Award-winning Planar Tracking technology to precisely track camera motion, objects and people for seamless visual effects and screen composites. “TrackX powered by mocha is a tremendous leap ahead in plugin innovation for Final Cut Pro X,” comments Ross Shain, chief marketing officer, Imagineer Systems. “CoreMelt has taken Imagineer’s innovative Planar Tracking engine and added a simple-to-use plug-in interface, giving Final Cut Pro X editors a powerful, yet easy-to-use set of tools to manage complex tracking projects with exacting precision. No need to leave the timeline or learn a complicated VFX program. The Final Cut user community will love the ability to create these advanced visual effects directly inside their favorite editor.”
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RealD TrueImage™ Image Enhancement Technology Debuts With ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’
Image Processing System Delivers More Immersive and Lifelike 2D and 3D Visuals Conveying a Filmmaker’s True Creative Aesthetic
RealD Inc. (NYSE: RLD) has announced that the company’s new 2D and 3D image enhancement technology, RealD TrueImage™, has been utilized during post-production of ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,’ a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM). RealD TrueImage™ eliminates artifacts commonly associated with digital and film based capture through a proprietary process, resulting in higher quality imagery which is more detailed, lifelike and a more accurate reflection of a filmmaker’s intent.
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DaVinci Resolve 10 and Teranex 2D Used on Lorde’s “Team” Music Video
News: DaVinci Resolve 10 and Teranex 2D Used on Lorde’s “Team” Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that Santa Monica based post production facility Prehistoric Digital graded the music video for Lorde’s new single, “Team,” on DaVinci Resolve 10. The company also used Blackmagic Design’s Teranex 2D video processor to complete a range of standards conversions to get the new music video ready for an international audience.
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Zoic Intensifies Frosty Adventures For Nissan
News: Zoic Intensifies Frosty Adventures For NissanCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios’ Co-founder/Creative Director Loni Peristere helms a pulse-quickening alpine escapade via Bandito Brothers, :30 “X-TRAIL,” for Nissan out of TBWA, Japan. Produced for the Japanese market, the spot features an electrified snowboarder being pulled by a Nissan X-TRAIL through rugged terrain.
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NY Premier Post Production and Mocap Studio WorleyWorks, LLC. Kick-Starts East Coast Productions with a Mistika 4K System
WorleyWorks, LLC. is ahead of the Game Investing in New York's very first Mistika - Already Hard at Work in a City that Never Sleeps
WorleyWorks, LLC., a dynamic 2D/3D post stereoscopic production and motion capture studio has become the first East Coast company to invest in a Mistika 4K Post Production Solution from SGO's official North American reseller partner AArmadillo. The Mistika system will be integrated into the facility providing world-class 2D and stereoscopic 3D grading, finishing and delivery. Founded by Greg and Minah Worley, WorleyWorks, LLC. provides a host of boutique services in 2D and High Frame Rate Stereo 3D production, 4K post production including DI colour grading and compositing, high-speed lighting, green screen (Composite Component's Digital Green), and motion capture for high-profile clients that include Paramount, MTV, Viacom and many more.
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LOOK Effects Produced the Visual Effects for Grudge Match
Fills the New Orleans’ Arena with 10,000 Fight Fans
LOOK Effects is proud to say that they produced the visual effects for Grudge Match. The film stars Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone and opened in theaters on December 25th.
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Facility Provides Full Post Services For Bbc’s Anticipated Austen Sequel Dramas
News: Facility Provides Full Post Services For Bbc’s Anticipated Austen Sequel DramasLipSync Post provided grading, online editing, sound, VFX and titles for BBC One’s three part drama "Death Comes To Pemberley," based on PD James’ acclaimed sequel to the Jane Austen classic "Pride and Prejudice." The dramas, produced by Origin Pictures for BBC One, are scheduled for broadcast on 26th, 27th and 28th December 2013.
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Light Of Day Creates Fierce Visuals For Beyonce’s New Surprise Album
News: Light Of Day Creates Fierce Visuals For Beyonce’s New Surprise AlbumNY-based VFX and production shop Light of Day pulls out all the visual stops for the launch of Beyonce’s surprise self-titled visual album, released on iTunes in the early hours of December 13th. The album includes 14 tracks and 17 videos, and features the likes of Jay Z, Drake and Blue Ivy. Light of Day contributed visual effects on both the “Grown Woman” and “Drunk in Love” videos, working closely with Good Company and Beyonce’s own Parkwood Entertainment. The wildly successful album is available exclusively on iTunes and has already shattered records, with over 800k downloads in the first three days, making it the platform’s fastest selling album to date.
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The Snapdragon Faster Than A Reindeer? Cut+Run's Jon Grover Helps Spread Holiday Cheer In 'Fast Santa' Spot
News: The Snapdragon Faster Than A Reindeer? Cut+Run's Jon Grover Helps Spread Holiday Cheer In 'Fast Santa' SpotJolly St. Nick has a lot of territory to cover...and fast, so he’s hitched up his famous sleigh to something much quicker than his team of reindeer: the Snapdragon. “Fast Santa” brings holiday cheer at rocket speed thanks to agency Ogilvy & Mather in collaboration with Framestore and Editor Jon Grover from Cut+Run.
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RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” - in 3D and IMAX® 3D
News:  RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” -  in 3D and IMAX® 3DMistika's Award-Winning Stereo 3D Toolsets Helps to Deliver Larger-than-Life Historic Battle of Stalingrad Scenes to the Giant Screen – The first Russian Movie ever to be Completed for IMAX® 3D
SGO's Mistika Post Production System played a starring role in Second World War action blockbuster "Stalingrad." Already selected as the Russian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, Moscow-based RSS Production utilised Mistika's award-winning capabilities for the entire stereoscopic 3D post production in the film which included involved depth grading and native Stereo 3D alignments.
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Brickyard VFX and General Gau Help JetBlue Soar
News: Brickyard VFX and General Gau Help JetBlue SoarBrickyard VFX, a bi-coastal VFX and animation studio, and General Gau, its in-house arm for custom character-based content, recently completed work on JetBlue Airways' "Air on the Side of Humanity" campaign via Mullen. The three-spot campaign engages viewers and conveys the JetBlue experience in a fresh and witty way -- through pigeons, the ultimate "frequent fliers," discussing the desire to be treated with some respect and humanity amid the plights of modern air travel. The spots launched this fall in Boston.
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Price Chopper Returns To Galaxy 61 To Create A Pair of FX-Driven Holiday Spots
News: Price Chopper Returns To Galaxy 61 To Create A Pair of FX-Driven Holiday Spots
Price Chopper recently returned to Galaxy 61 to design and execute a campaign that kicked off the season with a pair of visually enticing spots designed to drive sales and position the supermarket retail chain’s brand just right for the holidays.
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Lifetime TV & Roger Pay Homage To A-Ha’s Classic “Take On Me” Video For “Dance Moms”
News: Lifetime TV & Roger Pay Homage To A-Ha’s Classic “Take On Me” Video For “Dance Moms”Continuing its fun ‘80s streak after the hilarious "Maniac" spot for "Dance Moms," LA-based mixed-media production studio Roger reunited with Lifetime TV to create a new spot for the popular reality TV series, which enters its fourth season on January 1, 2014. Led by Executive Creative Director Terence Lee, the promo honors A-Ha’s classic “Take On Me” to animated effect.
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Proof London's Creative Director Pawl Fulker Presents Previsualization Session During ParisFX 2013 International Event
News: Proof London's Creative Director Pawl Fulker Presents Previsualization Session During ParisFX 2013 International Event 
Proof London’s Creative Director Pawl Fulker presented a previsualization session during last week’s ParisFX international event. Proof is one of the film industry's leading visualization services houses, with locations in Los Angeles, London, Sydney, Australia, and Montreal & Vancouver, Canada.
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Encore VFX's Stephan Fleet Selected to Speak at The Foundry's NUKE 8 global digital Launch Event
Encore, a Deluxe Creative Services company, is very excited that Executive Creative Director Stephan Fleet was selected by The Foundry, the makers of NUKE, as one of three special guest speakers who helped introduce the new version of the professional compositing software. Fleet discussed the product from the perspective of its capabilities in the hyper kinetic world of VFX for TV.
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Zoic Adds Art Director Casey Hupke
News: Zoic Adds Art Director Casey HupkeCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added Casey Hupke as Art Director for Zoic’s commercial and games division. With nearly a decade of experience as a VFX designer/animator in the commercial space, he has worked with top studios including Motion Theory/Mirada, Logan, The Famous Group and Imaginary Forces. His unique visual style, often characterized by computational particle physics, can be seen in campaigns for top clients such as IBM, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Exxon, Cisco and Buick.
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Mistika's Innovative Creativity is a Success at London's BTV Post in Making "How Cities Work" in Both 2D and 3D
News: Mistika's Innovative Creativity is a Success at London's BTV Post in Making "How Cities Work" in Both 2D and 3D“If it wasn’t for Mistika's compositing tools we would have lost some vital Stereo 3D shots from the series.” George Dutton, Colourist & Online Artist, BTV Post, London, UK
London's BTV Post provided full post production using Mistika for the stunning five-episode television series "How Cities Work," commissioned by Discovery. Working closely with Electric Sky Productions, BTV Post ensured that the series portrayed the footage in 2D as well as Stereo 3D formats. Filmed in S3D, "How Cities Work" shows coverage of world-leading cities such as London, New York, Barcelona, Las Vegas, Berlin and San Francisco and their key advancements in planning, technology and engineering.
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ShadowMachine Produces SoCal Honda Holiday Campaign via Secret Weapon
News: ShadowMachine Produces SoCal Honda Holiday Campaign via Secret WeaponStop Motion Spots Deliver Santa Nice...and Naughty
Selling a car to Santa is no easy feat. Neither is winning the confidence of Secret Weapon Marketing’s Rick Sittig, a 30-year ad vet and accomplished director in his own right. Emmy Award® winning studio ShadowMachine has accomplished both, with its second consecutive SoCal Honda Dealers holiday campaign via Secret Weapon, airing now. The four-spot package – also screening in theaters - follows up on last year’s success, continuing the "Happy Honda Days" campaign message with a twist. While the animation style contributes to the initial warm and cheery portrayal of potential North Pole customers, their rougher edges are revealed. The spots were directed by ShadowMachine’s Jed Hathaway, who helmed the first round of Honda commercials and whose commercial credits include the studio’s ADDY Award-winning Farmer’s Insurance campaign. In addition to Honda and Farmer’s, ShadowMachine’s full-service commercial division has produced projects for Disney, Fuel TV, Hallmark and GE.
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Passion Pictures NYC and MPC Recreate Christmas Past for Coca Cola, via Santo
News: Passion Pictures NYC and MPC Recreate Christmas Past for Coca Cola, via SantoWorking via Argentine agency Santo, Passion Pictures NYC partnered with MPC NY to spread the gift of holiday cheer in an all-new campaign for Coca-Cola.
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MPC Brings NBA Stars Together for “Jingle Hoops”
News: MPC Brings NBA Stars Together for “Jingle Hoops”Holiday Spot Promotes “BIG LOGO” Uniforms for Christmas Day Games
MPC recently collaborated with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and O Positive Director Jonathan Klein on a revamped Christmas carol starring a cast of NBA royalty promoting the league’s Xmas Day uniforms. An MPC team led by VFX Supervisor / 2D Lead Jake Montgomery synched footage of six different NBA stars – LeBron James (Miami Heat), Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), Steve Nash (Los Angeles Lakers) and James Harden (Houston Rockets) – shot by Klein on several different stages, to make them appear as though they were all in the same gym, firing shots at bell-festooned hoops in perfect time to play the Christmas classic "Jingle Bells."
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Zoic Adds Matt Thunell As Executive Producer Of Commercials/Games
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Imagineer Systems Brightens the 2013 Holiday Season with its Annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-FIVE: Zaxwerks ProAnimatorSony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-FIVE: Zaxwerks ProAnimator
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis introduces Zaxwerks ProAnimator and gives an overview of the simplicity and speed of the application as well as showing how to render out the final animation as an image sequence and then how to bring that (or any) image sequence into Sony Vegas Pro for final compositing.
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-SIX: Media Generators Part 1Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-SIX: Media Generators Part 1
In this tutorial carrying on from the tutorial on Compositing Modes, Andrew Devis shows how Checkerboards, Color Gradients and Solid Color events can be used inside Sony Vegas Pro - as well as showing how solid color events can be used as base layers for some of the Boris FX plug-ins - available to buy for Sony Vegas Pro from BorisFX.com.
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-FIVE: Compositing ModesSony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-FIVE: Compositing Modes
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains about the track based Compositing Modes inside of Sony Vegas and shows how to use them and how they can be used creatively and get new looks.
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-FOUR: What is Compositing?Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-FOUR: What is Compositing?
In this short tutorial, Andrew starts with a tip for quickly navigating to your project files in Vegas Pro and then talks briefly about what compositing is at its basic level.
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 85: Creating Video Walls Part 1Learn Media Composer Lesson 85: Creating Video Walls Part 1
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you why you don't always need to go to a compositing application to create what might seem like a complex video wall. What Kevin is going to show you, in many cases, is created with a plug-in, but once you see how easy it is to create right in your timeline, it will be an effect you can pull out anytime to amaze your client!
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Setting the stage for “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”
Video Playback and Graphics team uses Adobe Creative Cloud and plugins from FxFactory to create period-specific news content To make the set of GNN, the 24-hour news channel featured in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues as realistic as possible required one essential element: content. It was the job of the...
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Recreating reality with visual effects
Seamless visual effects for The Wolf of Wall Street created with help from Adobe After Effects CC and Adobe Photoshop CC Paul and Christina Graff of Crazy Horse Effects (CHE) are visual effects aficionados, with projects to their credit such as There Will Be Blood and Life of Pi ....
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Swiss Radio and Television produces stunning Sochi opener
Broadcaster uses Adobe Creative Cloud workflow to create opener promoting the winter games The Winter Games are a chance for us to witness magic moments of incredibly artistry and athleticism performed by the amazing athletes competing there. But in order for us to do so, broadcasters around the world spent...
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-SIX: Media Generators Part 1
In this tutorial carrying on from the tutorial on Compositing Modes, Andrew Devis shows how Checkerboards, Color Gradients and Solid Color events can be used inside Sony Vegas Pro.
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-FIVE: Compositing Modes
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains about the track based Compositing Modes inside of Sony Vegas and shows how to use them and how they can be used creatively and get new looks.
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-FOUR: What is Compositing?
In this short tutorial, Andrew starts with a tip for quickly navigating to your project files in Vegas Pro and then talks briefly about what compositing is at its basic level.
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