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Bonfire Labs Continues Growth With New Top Level Hires
News: Bonfire Labs Continues Growth With New Top Level HiresCreative Content Agency Adds Executive Producer Tim Pries, Producer John Hunt and Designer Judy Leung
Bonfire Labs has continued to grow its in-house capabilities, adding three new hires to accommodate burgeoning client demand and enhance its staff infrastructure. Executive Producer Tim Pries, Producer John Hunt and Designer Judy Leung have all joined Bonfire, adding experience, creativity and talent to an already impressive Bonfire team.
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SMPTE® Extends Access to Society Resources With Launch of Mobile App
Free App Provides Direct Access to SMPTE's Membership, Education, and Standards Resources on Smart Devices
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the release of its new mobile application for use with iOS, Android, and Web-based operating systems.
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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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NVIDIA Showcases "4K Your Way" at NAB 2014
NVIDIA GPU Technology Powers Over 150 Solutions for Broadcasters, VFX Artists and Post-Production Pros and Supports the Most Demanding Real-time 4K Workflows
Whether HD or 4K, desktop or mobile, workstation or in the cloud, NVIDIA is demonstrating how its GPU technologies are behind almost every type of broadcast and post production workflow in booth SL 6825 at NAB 2014. NVIDIA GPUs power over 150 media and entertainment software applications, plugins and turnkey solutions, accelerating performance and providing advanced stereo capabilities and 4K support for even the most demanding workflows.
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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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FilmLight Partners with Codex on New Solution to Digital Dailies
News: FilmLight Partners with Codex on New Solution to Digital DailiesOn-Set Media Management Creates Effortless Dailies Deliverables
Recognising that seamless workflows are critical for commercial and creative success in the movie industry, FilmLight is showing an innovative new collaboration with Codex at NAB2014. The new solution allows every variant of dailies to be created in a single, largely automated process, with an initial Baselight grade forming the foundation of the final look.
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Creative Profile: Rick Sander, Creative Director, HOAX Films
News: Creative Profile: Rick Sander, Creative Director, HOAX FilmsRick Sander and His Crew from Culver City-based HOAX Films are Finding Success by Redefining the Model for what a Boutique Visual Effects Design Company Can Achieve.
Rick Sander is Creative Director for HOAX Films, a digital production studio he founded with Executive Producer Alexis Nelson in 2010. HOAX Films provides VFX, color and finishing services for commercial, feature and web clients worldwide while maintaining a Southern California local presence.
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SMPTE® to Co-produce the 2014 NAB Show Technology Summit on Cinema: The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound
Two-Day Conference to Feature Live Discussion by Oscar® Award-Winning 'Gravity' Team and Keynote by Industry Visionary Chris Cookson
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the 2014 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema: The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, will provide an in-depth global view of the current state and future of filmmaking innovation.
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Baselight Gets ‘Under the Skin’ of Scarlett Johansson Film
News: Baselight Gets ‘Under the Skin’ of Scarlett Johansson FilmCollaborative Digital Workflow Creates Look for Sci-Fi Movie Directed by Jonathan Glazer
Dirty Looks, the London colour grading studio specialising in Baselight grading for independent movies, carried out the finish of "Under the Skin" - the latest movie from director Jonathan Glazer, starring Scarlett Johansson. Visual effects were completed by Dirty Looks’ creative partner, One of Us; sharing the same building made collaboration even easier to realise the director’s vision.
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MAXON 3D Software Solutions and Creativity Take Center Stage at 2014 NAB Show, Las Vegas, April 7 – 10, 2014 (Booth# SL 8620)
Digital Artists Showcase the Role of Cinema 4D in Visual Effects, Motion Graphics and Design; Booth Presentations Streaming Live on c4dlive.com
MAXON invites convention attendees to stop by its exhibitor booth, #SL 8620, at the 2014 NAB Show®, “…the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums…”, April 7 – 10, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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The D4D Wins Four Branded Content Telly Awards For The University of California “Onward California” Series
News: The D4D Wins Four Branded Content Telly Awards For The University of California “Onward California” SeriesThe Telly Awards has named The Department of the Fourth Dimension a four-time award winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for the University of California Onward California Series.
“A Universal Language” was honored with two Bronze Telly Awards, one for Internet Video, Education and one for Branded Content, Not-for-profit. The film features UC Berkeley linguistics lecturer Patrick Boudreault, who is deaf, contemplating the universality of language, whether it's communicated with our hands or our voice.
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Five SMPTE® Members Earn Academy Awards® for Scientific and Technical Achievement
News: Five SMPTE® Members Earn Academy Awards® for Scientific and Technical AchievementFlorian Kainz, Joshua Pines, David Reisner, and David Register Earn Technical Achievement Awards; Peter W. Anderson, ASC Earns Gordon E. Sawyer Award
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that five SMPTE members have been recognized with prestigious awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards honor the men, women, and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding, and lasting ways to motion pictures.
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Adele Major joins MPC NY as Digital & Design Producer
News: Adele Major joins MPC NY as Digital & Design ProducerMPC NY Expands Digital Team
MPC NY continues to evolve its cross-platform lineup with the recent addition of Adele Major to the role of Digital & Design Producer. Leveraging her extensive and diverse knowledge of interactive and experiential design, Adele will lead digital projects for agency and brand clients.
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ShadowMachine Signs Director Rohitash Rao for Exclusive US Spot Representation
News: ShadowMachine Signs Director Rohitash Rao for Exclusive US Spot RepresentationCompany Calls Signing “The Perfect Fit, The Perfect Moment"
Commercial animation director Rohitash Rao has joined ShadowMachine for exclusive US spot representation. Known for clever, offbeat storytelling, the director has helmed commercial and music video projects for Crunch, Nike, Snapple, Volkswagen and The Great Big World, among others. Rao has completed his first assignment for the Emmy Award® winning studio: a 6-spot package for DMB/Verrado via Cecillian Worldwide.
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Footage.net to Showcase Stock Footage Partner Resources at NAB 2014
Footage.net, the stock footage search engine, will feature a diverse group of its stock footage content partners at its NAB exhibit, giving NAB attendees a chance to learn more about the world-class footage collections currently available for search and screening through Footage.net.
Footage.net, the world’s premier online resource for stock footage search and discovery, will spotlight a number of its key stock footage partner companies as part of its exhibit at NAB, set to take place on April 7 -10, 2014. As a resource to creatives worldwide, Footage.net will be on hand to meet with NAB attendees, answer questions about finding and using the world’s best stock footage source material and provide an introduction to the outstanding footage collections available for search and screening through its website.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Director Appointments
New Appointees Bring Depth of Experience and Knowledge to SMPTE's 'Three Pillars': Standards, Membership, and Education
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the 2014 SMPTE directors. Alan Lambshead, SMPTE standards vice president, appointed Bob Edge, Oliver Morgan, and Howard Lukk to serve as standards directors; Paul Stechly, SMPTE membership vice president, appointed Bruce Devlin, Karl Kuhn, and William C. Miller to serve as membership directors; and Patrick Griffis, SMPTE education vice president, appointed Michael DeValue, V. Michael Bove, Peter Putman, and Al Kovalick to serve as education directors.
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The Academy Award Nominations Are Out and the Winner Is.....Digital Artistry
News: The Academy Award Nominations Are Out and the Winner Is.....Digital ArtistryAutodesk Software Plays an Integral Role in the Creation of Great Movies - Including 8 of the 9 Best Picture Nominees
Great movies are defined by great stories and increasingly, great storytelling is being empowered by digital technology. Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) media and entertainment staff and software played a starring role in the creation of many of this year's Academy Award nominees across many categories and were recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with two Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards (Sci-Tech Awards).
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Maryland Public Television Standardizes on Facilis TerraBlock Shared Storage
News: Maryland Public Television Standardizes on Facilis TerraBlock Shared StorageNew TerraBlock Environment Supercharges Bandwidth, Speed and Collaboration
Maryland Public Television (MPT) recently installed a 144-TB Facilis TerraBlock shared storage environment in its post production facility to increase capacity, accelerate post production and enhance project collaboration. From series "Outdoors Maryland" to "Chesapeake Collectables," the systems will play an integral role in MPT's creation of weekly programming for the state of Maryland. MPT also is using the TerraBlock systems in production on national programs such as the long running "MotorWeek" and the soon to be released children's science show "Space Racers" that will be shared with PBS affiliates across the U.S.
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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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LumaForge, Canon USA , Seiki and Corning Inc. to Demonstrate High Performance 4K/UHDTV Workflow
Combining the 4K resolution of Canon’s EOS C500 camera with the stunning detail of Seiki’s 65-inch UHDTV and Corning’s optical Thunderbolt™ cabling, LumaForge will demonstrate a high performance 4K video workflow at the annual HPA Tech Retreat.
At the annual Tech Retreat of the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) to be held in Palm Springs on February 17th through 21st, 2014, LumaForge, Canon, Seiki and Corning will present a highly efficient and cost-effective 4K workflow for the capture, finishing and display of UHDTV content.
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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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HOAX Films Creates “Experiential” Website for Organ Regeneration Science Pioneer MEBO International
News: HOAX Films Creates “Experiential” Website for Organ Regeneration Science Pioneer MEBO InternationalMEBO Campus site feature a floating city that continues to grow.
Kevin Xu, CEO of MEBO International has come up with a novel way to introduce audience to the achievements of organ regeneration science. Visitors to the California-based company’s campus website find themselves in a computer-generated floating city that’s home to a towering library, a giant rotating sphere and other iconic wonders. Visitors can choose to tour the city on foot or from the seat of a translucent shuttlecraft while a narrator describes “a revolution in science that will change our lives.”
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George Leon, Hawthorne Direct's Senior VP Media/Account Management, Delivers Keynote Talk During Cynopsis Media's Boot Camp Industry Event Feb. 11 in New York City
News: George Leon, Hawthorne Direct's Senior VP Media/Account Management, Delivers Keynote Talk During Cynopsis Media's Boot Camp Industry Event Feb. 11 in New York CityGeorge Leon, Senior VP Media/Account Management with Hawthorne Direct, a full service brand response advertising agency, was the keynote speaker during the Cynopsis Media Boot Camp industry event held in New York City on Feb. 11th.
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Cloud graphics pioneer OTOY announces Series D round led by Yuri Milner
Round helps accelerate commercialization of OTOY’s suite of offerings that are transforming content creation and delivery for the world’s top media and entertainment companies
OTOY Inc., today announced a Series D round of funding to help accelerate commercialization of the company’s industry-leading cloud graphics offerings that are redefining content creation and delivery processes for media and entertainment organizations around the world. The round is led by prominent technology investor, Yuri Milner, and includes former Morgan Stanley CEO, John Mack, who join investors including Autodesk, Taylor Frigon, George Gilder and The Roddenberry Trust.
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Cinelicious Remote Premieres At Splice®
News: Cinelicious Remote Premieres At Splice®Cinelicious Remote featuring real-time remote color by Cinelicious’ award-winning talent has launched at Splice®. The Splice/Cinelicious collaboration extends the creative reach for both companies and provides a creative through-line for clients who work in the industry hubs of Los Angeles and Minneapolis.
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iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology Accelerates Post Production Workflow For “The Boy and His Robot”
News: iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology Accelerates Post Production Workflow For “The Boy and His Robot”First-Ever Asian Mecha Live-Action and Animated Feature Film Series Leverages Markerless iPi Motion Capture Software Using Sony PS Eye Game Webcams
iPi Soft, LLC, today announced that the company’s line of markerless iPi Motion Capture technology will be used to capture all the motion in the ground-breaking live-action mecha feature film, “The Boy and His Robot (TBAHR).” Directed by Rich Ho, founder of the award-winning Singapore-based production company Richmanclub Studios,(http://www.richmanclub.com/) the film marks the first time iPi Motion Capture’s six Sony PS Eye gaming webcams set up was used for main actors and robot action, proprietary crowd simulation and more.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors to Pay Tribute to Ray Dolby at the Golden Reel Awards
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors to Pay Tribute to Ray Dolby at the Golden Reel AwardsThe Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will include a special tribute to the late American inventor Ray Dolby, recognized around the world for developing groundbreaking audio technologies, during its 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony, set for February 16th in Los Angeles. Dolby's pioneering work in noise reduction and surround sound led to the development of many state-of-the-art technologies used in the film, television and recording industries.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2014 Board of Directors Officers
News: Visual Effects Society Announces its 2014 Board of Directors OfficersJeffrey A. Okun Re-elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2014 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2014 Board meeting. The officers include Jeffrey A. Okun, who was re-elected for a sixth one-year team as Board Chair.
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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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The D4D’s 'The Art & Science of Beer’ Wins Award For Best Short Documentary at the 2014 Taste Awards
News: The D4D’s 'The Art & Science of Beer’ Wins Award For Best Short Documentary at the 2014 Taste Awards“The Art & Science of Beer featuring Charlie ‘The Pope of Foam’ Bamforth” by The Department of The 4th Dimension (The D4D), was named Best Short Documentary at last night’s Taste Awards gala. The film is part of the Onward California series created by The D4D for the University of California.
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Syfy Announces Contestants For New Reality Competition Series "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge"
News: Syfy Announces Contestants For New Reality Competition Series "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge"Featuring Host Gigi Edgley and Lead Judge Brian Henson
Syfy debuts a new reality competition series, Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge, and introduces ten hopeful creature designers who have come to Los Angeles with an incredible shared dream: to land a job working in Jim Henson's Creature Shop™. The competing creature designers are allowed unprecedented access to the world-renowned Creature Shop.
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Two Films Created By The D4D Are Shortlisted For The OneScreen Festival
News: Two Films Created By The D4D Are Shortlisted For The OneScreen FestivalThe D4D's "A Universal Language" and "A Beautiful, Artistic Symphony" have been shortlisted for the OneScreen film festival in the documentary category. OneScreen is an extension of the One Club's mission to elevate the creative standards in advertising and design in all its forms. The winning films will screen on January 28th, 2014 at the Sunshine Cinemas in New York.
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Chainsaw Hires Veteran DI Colorist John Persichetti
News: Chainsaw Hires Veteran DI Colorist John PersichettiIndependent post-production facility forges strategic alliance with on-set dailies specialist Creative Science to provide turnkey post-production solutions for feature films.
Continuing to build its post production services for feature films, Chainsaw has hired John Persichetti as Senior DI Colorist. Persichetti brings more than 20 years of experience as a feature film colorist, most recently at Colorworks, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s digital intermediate facility. His credits there included "This Is the End," "The Amazing Spider-Man," "21 Jump Street" and "Hotel Transylvania." At Chainsaw, Persichetti will operate out of the company’s new, 4K digital intermediate theater. His first project will be "A Haunted House 2" for Wayan Bros. Entertainment.
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Syyn Labs Lifts the Hood on the Ford EcoBoost® Engine
Syyn Labs, the creative collective behind mind-bending installations like the Rube Goldberg Machine in OK Go's "This Too Shall Pass" music video, recently collaborated with Team Detroit to design, assemble and produce a series of on-camera physics experiments to illustrate the science behind Ford's EcoBoost engines. Directed by Syyn Labs President/Founder Adam Sadowsky and produced via MTh, the spots star racecar driver Tanner Foust and Sadowsky. The pair execute test lab demonstrations that separately highlight the built-in turbocharger feature and the power of the EcoBoost engine.
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10th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Announces Winners
The LA 3-D Club is pleased to announce the winners of The 10th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival. The festival’s mission is to showcase the best independent stereoscopic 3-D filmmaking from around the world. This year’s fest took place on Dec 13th-15th, 2013, at the Downtown Independent theater in Los Angeles.
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NVIDIA GRID vGPU Technology Available Worldwide
Launch of Virtual GPU Technology on Citrix XenDesktop, Citrix XenServer Lets IT Organizations Deliver Secure, Mobile, Graphics-Intensive Applications
Businesses worldwide can now offer their designers and engineers -- including those working remotely -- cost-effective, secure, graphics-intensive applications using NVIDIA® GRID(TM) vGPU(TM) (virtual GPU) technology. It launches today with the general availability of Citrix XenDesktop® 7.1 and Citrix XenServer® 6.2.
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Three of Change, Creative Agency for International Documentary, "Buried Secrets of the Buddha"
News: Three of Change, Creative Agency for International Documentary, "Buried Secrets of the Buddha"Three of Change, Creative Agency for International Documentary, "Buried Secrets of the Buddha" premiering on the National Geographic Channel.
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Stunning Lexus Film Takes Flight with KMel Robotics Quadrotors Powered By OptiTrack Motion Capture Technology
News: Stunning Lexus Film Takes Flight with KMel Robotics Quadrotors Powered By OptiTrack Motion Capture TechnologyAmazing in Motion is a set of projects by Lexus that explore the complexity of motion. The second installation of the brand series, 'Swarm,’ is a spirited story featuring custom-designed small aircraft known as quadrotors that roam through various locations in Vancouver, Canada at night. Executed by CHI & Partners in collaboration with Director Sam Brown of Rogue Films and KMel Robotics, the 60-second spot utilized OptiTrack motion capture technology, including 35 Prime 41 cameras and Motive software, to track the flying robots.
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Barnes Takes on Alaska for Hostile Environment Adventure Gear
News: Barnes Takes on Alaska for Hostile Environment Adventure GearAdventure cinematographer Joe Barnes of BreakFrame, Inc is a no-holds-barred, in-the-trenches shooting director and DP who takes his gear to extreme and adventurous locations. Recently for a short film, Hostile Environment Adventure Gear, which demonstrates military products and innovative outdoor adventure gear, Joe was off to shoot on Seward, Alaska’s Exit Glacier Overlook Trail, the shore of Resurrection Bay, and other mountainous terrains. “For this trek, we needed equipment that would stand up to the elements and the rigorous climbs,” says Barnes. “My selection of an efficient and lightweight camera package was extremely important”.
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The Capture Lab creates the world’s largest motion capture volume with Vicon
News: The Capture Lab creates the world’s largest motion capture volume with ViconUpgrades to Blade 2.5 to support 128 Vicon cameras
Enabled by a recent upgrade to Vicon’s Blade 2.5 motion capture software, The Capture Lab has more than doubled the size of its motion capture volume to create the largest entertainment capture stage in the world. The increased functionality of Blade 2.5 allows The Capture Lab to deploy 128 Vicon cameras, covering a massive 50’x130’x15’ volume, through one aggregated system.
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Pomfort to unveil ClipHouse
News: Pomfort to unveil ClipHouseSurprisingly Simple – Four Rooms for CinemaDNG and Magic Lantern RAW Processing
Pomfort announced the immediate availability of ClipHouse – the RAW processing software solution for CinemaDNG and Magic Lantern RAW. Designed for both filmmaker enthusiasts and professionals alike, ClipHouse splits its features into the four rooms Copy, Manage, Color, and Export, that allow to start working with RAW footage directly from the source and streamlines the process to prepare RAW clips for editorial work. ClipHouse helps to get the most out of digital RAW cameras in an easy and intuitive way by offering a workflow, that is a perfect match for filmmakers’ daily requirements. ClipHouse was pre-released as a free, public beta at NAB 2013 and is now available for a yearly fee of USD 49,- (EUR 39,-) or for USD 129,- (EUR 99,-) for a permanent license.
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With Shek, McCampbell Additions, HUSH Continues Expansion of Design and Production Teams
News: With Shek, McCampbell Additions, HUSH Continues Expansion of Design and Production TeamsFollowing extensive contributions to HUSH’s recent brand-centered projects, producer Leonard Shek and designer Ross McCampbell are joining the design agency full time, rounding out the already robust project management and design teams.
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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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Nunchaku’s Sebastian Schor Gets Kids’ Breakfast ‘Listo’ With Jimmy Dean
News: Nunchaku’s Sebastian Schor Gets Kids’ Breakfast ‘Listo’ With Jimmy DeanLos Angeles/Buenos Aires-based Nunchaku director Sebastian Schor takes the panic out of family mornings in the new :30 “Done” for Jimmy Dean out of Walton Isaacson, L.A./Chicago/NYC/Tokyo. Produced for the Hispanic market, the spot features a family of four functioning like a well-oiled machine with the help of Jimmy Dean.
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James Cameron to be Honored with MPSE’s Filmmaker Award
News: James Cameron to be Honored with MPSE’s Filmmaker AwardThe Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE),today announces that will it be honoring James Cameron with it prestigious MPSE Filmmaker Award at the 61ST MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony, Los Angeles, CA.
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Out Of This World Motion Capture By Vicon For Smash Hit Film Gravity
News: Out Of This World Motion Capture By Vicon For Smash Hit Film GravityFramestore invests in 16 Vicon T40 cameras to enable unbeatable pre-visualisation for space scenes in Hollywood blockbuster, Gravity
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defence, life sciences and engineering industries, announced today that its T-Series motion capture cameras were used on acclaimed 3D science fiction thriller and space blockbuster, "Gravity."
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AMPAS Invites Four SMPTE Members to Serve on Science and Technology Council
SMPTE Members Represent Majority of New Additions to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Council
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that four of its members — Wendy Aylsworth, Douglas Greenfield, Rob Hummel, and Beverly Pasterczyk — have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
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Biscardi Creative Media Wraps-Up Season 3 Of Nationwide PBS Series "This American Land"
News: Biscardi Creative Media Wraps-Up Season 3 Of Nationwide PBS Series "This American Land"Biscardi Creative Media celebrates with Environment News Trust on the completion and wrap-up of Season Three of "This American Land," an original conservation series on public television stations nationwide. The series delivers engaging stories on America’s landscapes, waters and wildlife and takes viewers to the front lines of conservation, science and outdoor adventure.
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Tight Spaces and Fast Moves Not a Problem for Yaque Silva-Doyle Thanks to Litepanels® and Sachtler
News: Tight Spaces and Fast Moves Not a Problem for Yaque Silva-Doyle Thanks to Litepanels® and SachtlerRecently, Yaque Silva-Doyle’s company, Dos Rios Films LA, was hired to shoot video plates in-between a major stills set-up for an AT&T winter holiday shoot. “We knew our set-up time was limited and we would be shooting in spaces that were already pre-lit,” he says. “We had to move quickly, and add additional fill to complement the lighting set up, mirroring the strobe contrast for the stills shoot.” That’s where Silva-Doyle’s Sachtler Ace L tripod carrying a Canon 5d Mark III, a 24-70mm lens, and two Litepanels® 1x1 LED lights came in.
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Industry Vets Matt Cowan and Garrett J. Smith Join Entertainment Technology Consultants in Key Roles
News: Industry Vets Matt Cowan and Garrett J. Smith Join Entertainment Technology Consultants in Key RolesEntertainment Technology Consultants (ETC), the leading provider of production and consulting services to the entertainment technology sector, announced that Matt Cowan and Garrett J. Smith are joining the company in key technology roles. Cowan rejoins the company as Chief Innovation Engineer. Smith will assume the newly created role of Senior Creative Liaison. The two will focus on technology developments that enhance the creation, processing and display of content for the entertainment industry.
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Visual Effects Society Names Academy Award Winner John Dykstra Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award
News: Visual Effects Society Names Academy Award Winner John Dykstra Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement AwardToday, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, named Emmy and Academy Award winning visual effects pioneer, designer, supervisor, innovator and commercial director John Dykstra as the recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award. It will be presented at the 12th Annual VES Awards on February 12, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Sohonet Expands North American Team
Phaedra Pardue joins as sales executive, bringing wealth of experience to Sohonet’s new services and plans for growth
Sohonet – the leading expert in connectivity, storage and data management solutions for the media and entertainment sectors – has appointed Phaedra Pardue as sales executive for North America. Pardue has been brought on board to help expand Sohonet’s footprint, particularly across the Western U.S.
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Sachtler, Litepanels & Petrol Bags Help DP Kinsky Lens All Female Feature
News: Sachtler, Litepanels & Petrol Bags Help DP Kinsky Lens All Female FeatureCinematographer Danna Kinsky had 13 days to capture the feature-length story of Ally, a high-profile magazine editor who begins to re-evaluate her life and her world after she proposed an article badmouthing bus segregation in Orthodox Jewish communities. To help realize her vision, Kinsky chose camera support from Sachtler, LED lighting from Litepanels, and equipment carriers from Petrol Bags.
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SMPTE Announces 2013 Honorees and Award Winners
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 24, at the SMPTE 2013 Honors & Awards Ceremony.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Featured Sessions for 2013 VES Summit
Former AMPAS Presidents Forum, NASA/JPL Mars Curiosity Rover Expert and VFX Experts Panel on New Models for Profitability
The Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, has announced several featured sessions set for its 5th annual Summit, “A New Reality: Content Creation and Distribution.” The daylong interactive forum on October 26th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem-solving in an atmosphere akin to TED Talks. Prominent speakers sharing insights into the elements for success in the new VFX landscape will include:
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ACNE Adds Trio of Interactive Directors to Further Bolster Diverse Offering
News: ACNE Adds Trio of Interactive Directors to Further Bolster Diverse OfferingFollowing the recent signing of Interactive Director Jeff Levine, ACNE is pleased to announce the addition of three more industry-leading talents to its roster. Interactive director/music producer Drasko Vucevic, animation and effects pioneer Chris Gardner, and relentless innovator Eskil Steenberg will join the team, bringing decades of experience in creating and applying cutting-edge technologies to an almost limitless variety of projects.
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"Wilfred" Becomes First Series to Use New Litepanels Sola 12
News: "Wilfred" Becomes First Series to Use New Litepanels Sola 12It is important for gaffer Tom Pugh to have the best lighting he can get for the quirky FX series, "Wilfred," about a manic depressive man who sees his neighbor’s dog as a man in a dog suit. When Pugh saw the new Litepanels Sola 12 Fresnels, he immediately added the LED fixture to his lighting package.
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LookLabs™ Announces a Licensing and Development Agreement with Adobe
SpeedLooks technology allows SpeedGrade CC users to create the look of a big budget feature film shot on a wide range of modern digital cinema cameras.
LookLabs™ is pleased to announce a licensing and development agreement with Adobe. As part of this agreement, SpeedLooks, LookLabs’ proprietary color grading preset software, will now be available within SpeedGrade® CC – part of Adobe® Creative Cloud™ - and fully compatible with Adobe Premiere® Pro CC, Photoshop® CC and After Effects® CC, SpeedLooks helps SpeedGrade CC users to produce beautiful results with material shot on a wide range of modern digital cinema cameras. SpeedLooks will be included in Creative Cloud membership at no additional cost.
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SGO Accelerates Mistika's Lightning-Speed Performance with New NVIDIA Quadro K6000
News: SGO Accelerates Mistika's Lightning-Speed Performance with New NVIDIA Quadro K6000Mistika powers up with NVIDIA to increase interactivity and HFR support
SGO today announced that it has certified the enterprise-class NVIDIA Quadro K6000 professional graphics card for use with its award-winning, high-end colour grading and finishing system Mistika. Recognised as the fastest post-production system available, Mistika's performance will be boosted with the addition of NVIDIA's latest GPU, which offers Mistika users over two times increased throughput. As Mistika runs with "off the shelf" hardware, users can benefit by simply upgrading their GPU board to the new Quadro K6000.
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Stardust Embarks On A Mission For Baylor University
News: Stardust Embarks On A Mission For Baylor UniversityStardust, the bicoastal integrated production and design firm, partnered with Proof Advertising to create a rich and complex journey through the history of Baylor University’s great discoveries and achievements. The short film -- largely constructed from stock footage from the Baylor Vaults -- is treated through layers of graphic textures, paralax effects, shot elements (like fire and lens flairs) and hand-drawn illustrations to elicit an archeological experiment in the visual medium. The result is an emotional exploration into some great moments and achievements across the spectrum; including sports, science, and spirituality.
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SGO's Mistika is Enterprising technology at Bad Robot providing unique film-based workflows in “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”
News:  SGO's Mistika is Enterprising technology at Bad Robot providing unique film-based workflows in “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”Bad Robot selected Mistika for its high-end finishing and innovative 2D and stereoscopic 3D film workflows
Already lined up for a variety of projects at Bad Robot, SGO’s Mistika was used in the post production finishing of the 2D and 3D movie “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”. Mistika's involvement also included unique workflow technologies for film and conform, in all dimensions for 2D, stereoscopic 3D and IMAX versions. Bad Robot's Mistika systems were put to work in all of the the visual effects systems integration and 3D coordination throughout the film. “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”, directed by J.J. Abrams, in co-production with Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, and Bad Robot Productions, represents the second feature in the brand which grossed more than $450 million at the worldwide box office.
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SGO wins International 3D Society Lumiere Award for Mistika
News: SGO wins International 3D Society Lumiere Award for MistikaSGO's Development Team Honored for Mistika Innovation and Impact in the Industry
Spanish developer SGO receives the prestigious International 3D Society's 3D Technology Lumiere Award for its Mistika finishing and color grading system for advancements in Stereo 3D and Ultra HD technology. The Lumiere Technology Awards are voted by a professional awards committee via balloting where the judges recommended SGO's Mistika for the top tier award, specifically due to its impact and innovation in the marketplace. SGO will be honored at a ceremony in Hollywood which takes place on the 18th September, where Geoff Mills, Director of SGO Global Sales and Operations, will receive the Award on behalf of the pioneering technology team.
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The D4D’s Matt Checkowski Named Presenting Speaker For Semi Permanent Wellington 2013
News: The D4D’s Matt Checkowski Named Presenting Speaker For Semi Permanent Wellington 2013The D4D Founder & Chief Creative Matt Checkowski has been selected as a featured speaker for Semi-Permanent Wellington which will be held in New Zealand’s capital city on October 18 & 19 2013. Semi-Permanent's purpose is to unite and inspire the diverse and exciting creative world by bringing together a panel of exceptionally talented, globally renowned speakers via a premium event experience.
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Eden FX Contributes Extensive Visual Effects Featured within New Space Shuttle Atlantis Attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, for Client Mousetrappe
News: Eden FX Contributes Extensive Visual Effects Featured within New Space Shuttle Atlantis Attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, for Client MousetrappeEden FX, a leading creator of visual effects for the entertainment industry, has created 26 minutes of original content currently on display at the newly opened (June 29th) Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Eden’s client for this project was Mousetrappe. John Gross, Eden FX Creative Director/Founder, made the announcement.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball Heads To The Lonestar State For 60Th Annual Tab Convention And Trade Show
At the Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) 60th Annual Convention and Trade Show, Camera Corps, a Vitec Group Company, and a leading innovator of specialty remote cameras, tracking systems and camera support systems, will demonstrate its Q-Ball robotic camera systems (Booth 16) for attendees. The Q-Ball has helped capture the unique imagery of some of the biggest events televised across the globe, including coverage of the recent birth of Prince George of Cambridge in the UK.
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Mistika - True Innovation in Film, Post and Broadcast at IBC 2013
News: Mistika - True Innovation in Film, Post and Broadcast at IBC 2013SGO presents Powerful new Toolsets, revolutionary Capabilities in Colour Grading, Finishing and Intelligent Broadcasting solutions for more efficient workflows in Mistika SGO Stand A11, Hall 6 – The RAI, Amsterdam 13– 17 September 2013
SGO will be showcasing at IBC 2013, its world-leading line of powerful 4K+ Mistika DI and Stereo 3D post production solutions. Visitors to the show will be able to see how Mistika's creative power can be put to use at the centre of every stage of production. Headlines include the unveiling of Mistika Post Version 7.4 and further exciting developments will be revealed including Mistika's new Shape Tracker providing colourists and compositors alike with an impressively fast and powerful tracking tool at the mere touch of a button.
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Audionamix Contributes Sound Separation Services to Verve Remixed: The First Ladies from Verve Music Group
ADX Technology Driving Catalogue Revitalization in Music, Features, TV
Audionamix, the industry’s leading sound separation specialists and developers of the revolutionary ADX Technology, contributed audio isolation services to Verve Music Group for their latest release, "Verve Remixed: The First Ladies." The album, now available in stores and on iTunes, was produced by Dahlia Ambach Caplin and Todd Roberts.
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Mistika Warms-Up Active Volcano Scenes At BTV Post In Stunning Documentary “Lava Land” In Multiple Formats For Electric Sky
News: Mistika Warms-Up Active Volcano Scenes At BTV Post In Stunning Documentary “Lava Land” In Multiple Formats For Electric SkyMistika is hot in post in Hawaii-based film for Discovery, Sky and The Weather Channel
3D Specialist BTV Post chose Mistika for the grading, online finishing, re-versioning and digital mastering of four spectacular documentary films titled "Lava Land" for Electric Sky in high frame-rates and multi-dimensional platform deliveries in HD, 2D and stereoscopic 3D.
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Noise Industries Recently Announced the Availability of Nattress Contrast Effects.
The effects pack is compatible with Final Cut Pro 7 and X, Motion, Premiere Pro and After Effects and contains four filters: Bleach Bypass, Detail Preserve Contrast, Hyper Contrast, and Luma & Saturation Contrast.
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, recently announced the availability of Nattress Contrast effects.
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Hawthorne Direct Names Tina Wisner As Director, Data Science And Analytics
News: Hawthorne Direct Names Tina Wisner As Director, Data Science And AnalyticsHawthorne Direct, a full service brand response advertising agency, has named Tina Wisner as the company’s Director, Data Science and Analytics. Wisner will be based out of the company’s headquarters in Los Angeles. The announcement was made today by Hawthorne Direct’s Chief Operating Officer Jessica Hawthorne-Castro.
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Vicon launches Cara – the new face of film and games production
News: Vicon launches Cara – the new face of film and games production~ The latest addition to Vicon’s digital motion capture suite enables flexible facial tracking for the most efficient high-performance facial animation on the market ~
Motion capture technology innovator, Vicon, today announced the launch of Cara, a pioneering facial motion capture system. The latest addition to the Vicon suite of digital motion capture systems is available to order now.
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SGO Mistika's exceptional Stereo 3D tools and advanced Metadata-based stereo Workflow was used from Start to Finish on “The Great Gatsby” directed by Baz Luhrmann
News:  SGO Mistika's exceptional Stereo 3D tools and advanced Metadata-based stereo Workflow was used from Start to Finish on “The Great Gatsby” directed by Baz LuhrmannSGO Mistika's unique and exceptional Stereo 3D tools and advanced metadata-based stereo workflow were used from start to finish on “The Great Gatsby” directed by Baz Luhrmann. Stereo 3D was used in the film as an effective device in the stunning motion picture to connect the audience intimately to the action. The corrective stereo colour balancing was achieved using Mistika.
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Sharing Made Easier--Autodesk Implements Creative Commons Open Learning Initiative
News: Sharing Made Easier--Autodesk Implements Creative Commons Open Learning InitiativeCreative Commons' Simple Licensing Model Frees Autodesk Digital Content for Public Modification, Remixing and Sharing
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), announced that its Media & Entertainment (M&E) support and learning content for its 2014 product line is now live and available under Creative Commons (CC) licensing; that equates to 20,000 pages of documentation, 70 videos and 140 downloadable 3D asset files.
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Object Matrix and Active Circle Integrate Nearline and Long Term Archive Workflows
Object Matrix the Cardiff based provider of trusted nearline storage has today announced a partnership with Paris based Active Circle, provider of long term archive solutions for digital video workflows.
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POV Films Nominated for 9 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards
'Nostalgia for the Light' Receives 2 Nominations, Including Best Documentary; 'The City Dark,' 'Give Up Tomorrow,' 'Granito,' 'My Reincarnation,' 'StoryCorps Animated Series,' 'Sound of Vision,' POV 25th Anniversary Promotional Reel Nominated. Winners to Be Announced on Oct. 1, 2013, in New York
POV (Point of View), public television's premier showcase for independent documentaries, has received nine nominations for the 2013 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, it was announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The POV nominees are: Nostalgia for the Light (two nominations including Best Documentary), The City Dark, Give Up Tomorrow, Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, My Reincarnation, POV | StoryCorps Animated Series, Sound of Vision and POV's 25th anniversary promotional reel. In 2012, POV set a record by winning five News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
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SIGGRAPH Business Symposium to Focus on Key Issues Facing Film and Game Industries
The SIGGRAPH Business Symposium offers attendees an intense, productive day with this year’s focus on disruption and innovation in the content creation industries -- namely games and films. Unlike any other conference, SIGGRAPH provides a unique forum where leaders from film, games, and broadcast cross paths and share ideas with scientists, academics, and world-class researchers. It is geared towards higher level executives and studio heads.
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SGO Promotes Mistika in Canada Through New Dynamic Reseller Partner 3vis
SGO has finalised an exciting reseller partnership agreement with 3vis, Canada’s leading reseller of digital entertainment creation software (DEC). The 3vis team closely reviewed various Stereo 3D and grading systems and first approached SGO at NAB last year before concluding that Mistika was an essential product to add to their portfolio. With a sharp focus on film, television, animation, games and design visualisation, 3vis uniquely serves the entire Canadian market with branches in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver and offers a full range of software applications, consulting expertise and client support services. 3vis is the only reseller in Canada to provide a single-source for specialised solutions and adapted services to ensure success, all through their unique 3vis Service Centre. 3vis has an experienced team that play a vital role in ensuring that client service and technical knowledge remain key priorities.
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WWZ Breaks Motion Capture Records
News: WWZ Breaks Motion Capture RecordsEurope’s largest ever motion capture volume created for the recently released blockbuster
Audiomotion Studios, the leading motion capture provider for movies and videogames, has revealed its involvement with the recently released "World War Z" from Paramount Pictures. Audiomotion has disclosed it deployed 160 of its Vicon cameras on location at Shepperton Studios, creating one of the world’s largest ever motion capture stages - certainly the largest ever created in Europe. The 50’ x 85’ volume was used to capture hundreds of stunt moves which were later transformed by The Moving Picture Company and Cinesite into thousands of zombies.
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EditFest London Makes Starry Debut American Cinema Editors Event Presents World Class Talent to Sold-Out Audience
News: EditFest London Makes Starry Debut American Cinema Editors Event Presents World Class Talent to Sold-Out AudienceAmerican Cinema Editors (ACE), the honorary society of motion picture editors, made its international debut last weekend in the UK with EditFest London. The event took place at the Ray Dolby Theater in Soho to a sold-out crowd of working and aspiring editors and industry professionals. An impressive roster of top editors shared their experiences over the course of the day, offering a rare opportunity for attendees to hear the most compelling artists talk about their work, ask questions of them, and mingle with colleagues. Los Angeles-based ACE Board Member Steve Rivkin, A.C.E. "Avatar"," Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," "Dead Man's Chest" and "At World's End" opened the day and welcomed panelists and attendees to the event.
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Park Road Post Production is nominated for an IBC2013 Innovation Award for world-first HFR Stereo 3D using SGO Mistika in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
SGO Mistika's Unique workflow helps to produce world's first major 48fps 3D feature film
SGO is thrilled to announce that Park Road Post Production has been nominated for the prestigious IBC2013 Innovation Awards for their pioneering work on “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) – the world’s first High Frame Rate Stereoscopic 3D feature film – directed by Peter Jackson. The project has been selected from over 200 entries, as one of the four finalists in the Content Creation category. Arguably one of the most significant developments in the last 80 years of cinema, Park Road - with technology partner SGO - has spearheaded innovation throughout the film pipeline that provides new creative opportunities to all filmmakers and a new exciting experience for film audiences.
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2013 HPA Awards Extends Key Category Deadlines
News: 2013 HPA Awards Extends Key Category DeadlinesEngineering Excellence, Creativity and Innovation Award Submissions Accepted Through July 3rd
The Hollywood Post Alliance is extending deadlines for the Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation. The HPA will now accept entries in these categories until July 3rd, 2013.
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Major Update to Adobe Creative Cloud Now Available
Includes Next Generation of “CC” Desktop Applications and Delivers New Community and Publishing Capabilities
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that a major update to Adobe® Creative Cloud™, the company’s flagship offering for creatives, is now available. Unveiled at Adobe MAX, The Creativity Conference, in early May and packed with new features, this Creative Cloud release reimagines the creative process through a stunning set of “CC” desktop applications and sophisticated cross-device collaboration and publishing capabilities. Creative files can be stored and shared, via Creative Cloud, on Mac OS, Windows, iOS and Android; and Behance, the world’s leading online creative community, is now integrated with Creative Cloud, so customers can showcase work, get feedback on projects and gain global exposure.
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SIGGRAPH 2013 Partners with Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Keynote Session
SIGGRAPH 2013 is pleased to announce a partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to bring the Marc Davis Lecture Series to Anaheim for its Keynote Session on 22 July 2013. During this session, eight distinguished animation film directors will share their years of experience along complex paths to filmmaking success.
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Mistika Brings Real-Time Grading Power In All Dimensions To Moscow At RSS Production
News: Mistika Brings Real-Time Grading Power In All Dimensions To Moscow At RSS ProductionMistika brings Real-time Stereo broadcasting from stage to screen in Russia
Moscow-based RSS Production has invested in SGO's Mistika system to upgrade their newly launched post production studio predominantly for colour grading in 2D and Stereo 3D work. The Company provides technical and creative expertise in 2D and Stereo 3D film and television productions for commercials and documentaries and they also specialise in delivering corporate media events.
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Digital Arts Trailblazes New Age Of Digital Audio And Picture Post Production In New York City
News: Digital Arts Trailblazes New Age Of Digital Audio And Picture Post Production In New York CityIn anticipation of the mass adoption of 4K/Ultra High Definition (UHD) technology worldwide, New York’s Digital Arts is blazing a trail in the feature and TV communities with the first true-4K post production facility on the East Coast. This ground-breaking advance fuses the latest 4K color grading and finishing capabilities with state-of-the-art audio technologies, in a landmark, ultra-modern, environment – unleashing new and exciting possibilities for feature and broadcast producers to create and deliver compelling 4K and UHD content.
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HPA Awards Creative Category Early Bird Entry Fees Ends June 14
News: HPA Awards Creative Category Early Bird Entry Fees Ends June 14Engineering Excellence, Creativity and Innovation Deadlines Also Approaching
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced that several important deadlines are approaching for the 8th Annual HPA Awards Call for Entries. Early Bird pricing, which will end June 14, 2013, provides reduced entry fees for the Creative Categories. The Creative Categories cover feature film, television and commercials and include Outstanding Color Grading, Editing and Sound, as well as an expanded Visual Effects category, which replaces the Compositing categories. Regular, non-discounted entry fees will apply for these categories from June 15 through the final Creative Category entry deadline of July 12, 2013. The final entry deadlines for the HPA Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation are also nearing.
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Ready, Aim, Click: Cut+Run Moves The Mouse For Logitech
News: Ready, Aim, Click: Cut+Run Moves The Mouse For LogitechGame on! Agency DOJO, director James Frost of Honey Badger, and Editors Isaac Chen & Ben McCambridge were part of the winning team that created the new series of films that illustrate the control, speed, accuracy and more of the Logitech gaming mouse.
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Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic Names John Knoll Chief Creative Officer
Company continues to focus efforts on developing cutting-edge technology for filmmakers
Lucasfilm Ltd. announced today the promotion of John Knoll to Chief Creative Officer of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) effective immediately. Knoll, who joined the company in 1986, has served as a Visual Effects Supervisor since 1991. Knoll will serve alongside ILM President, Lynwen Brennan.
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Technicolor Announces Color Assist 1.5, Adds Support for Adobe After Effects
New Version Adds Powerful Tools for Fast, Professional Results, Plus a New Fully Functional Trial Version
Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, today announced the latest version of Technicolor Color Assist, its video color correction and grading software package. Key improvements of version 1.5 include compatibility with Adobe® After Effects® and support for AVCHD video and still images, meeting the needs of an ever-expanding universe of creative artists.
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NAIT and SGO form Educational Partnership to Equip Students with Cutting-edge Technology
News: NAIT and SGO form Educational Partnership to Equip Students with Cutting-edge TechnologyMistika and NAIT unlock an exciting new vision together
NAIT, the second largest Polytechic in Canada reknowned for its nationally accredited engineering, media and applied research, has invested in SGO's Mistika. NAIT DMIT (Digital Media and IT) is the only transmedia school of its kind in Canada, and has chosen the powerful and diverse Mistika software to enhance its digital media curriculum and content creation programs in Stereoscopic 3D and 2D. To keep students at the front of the digital industries when they graduate, NAIT DMIT believes that training and equiping students with the most up-to-date knowledge and cutting-edge tools is a bottom line.
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American Cinema Editors Announces Debut of EditFest London
Popular Event Heads to the U.K. for the First Time with World-Class Line-Up of Editors
On 29 June, 2013, American Cinema Editors (ACE) will present the London debut of its popular event, EditFest. After five years in Los Angeles and New York, EditFest London will take place on Saturday, the 29th of June, marking the first time the event has traveled outside of the U.S. An impressive roster of top editors is scheduled to share their experiences with attendees for a full day at the Ray Dolby Screening Room in Soho.
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Hooligan Cuts IBM's Branded Documentary Short on 'The World's Smallest Movie' (Made with Atoms)
News: Hooligan Cuts IBM's Branded Documentary Short on 'The World's Smallest Movie' (Made with Atoms)Hooligan recently cut an interactive Web documentary about “A BOY AND HIS ATOM,” the world's smallest stop-motion film (Guinness World Record). Conceived by agency Ogilvy & Mather, a team of four IBM scientists animated the groundbreaking film exclusively with manipulated atoms. “A BOY AND HIS ATOM” (:60) and the accompanying films debuted online on May 1st.
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Emmy® Award-Winning Cinematographer Sean Conaty Selects Anton/Bauer Batteries To Help Fuel Narrative Work
News: Emmy® Award-Winning Cinematographer Sean Conaty Selects Anton/Bauer Batteries To Help Fuel Narrative WorkBeginning with his days as a Master’s student of cinematography at the University of Southern California, Emmy® Award-winning cinematographer of narrative and documentary features, commercials and music videos Sean Conaty has powered countless creative projects with Anton/Bauer® batteries and accessories. Thanks to the rugged build and reliability behind the company’s power solutions, Conaty can count on uninterrupted power no matter where his productions take him on-location—from the dry heat of the desert for the short film Jack and the Dustbowl to the rainy high school football field in rural Ohio for the feature film "Underdogs".
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Autodesk Flame Fires Up VFX Production for The Vanity
News: Autodesk Flame Fires Up VFX Production for The VanityFounded in 2010, Toronto-based independent post-production company The Vanity works on commercials for notable brands that span a gamut of industries, from automotive to fashion, sports drinks and fast food.
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Shutterstock Key to Award-winning Film by Music Icon Thomas Dolby
News: Shutterstock Key to Award-winning Film by Music Icon Thomas Dolby
Shutterstock, a leading provider of high-quality, royalty-free digital footage, has provided stock video for Thomas Dolby’s latest endeavor, The Invisible Lighthouse.
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NVIDIA Accelerates Creative Workflows at NAB 2013
New NVIDIA GRID Visual Computing Appliance Featured Among Demos for Broadcasters, Visual Effects Artists and Animators
NVIDIA is showcasing how professionals creating and distributing content can accelerate their workflows using the latest GPU technologies and partner software in booth SL3905 and throughout the conference at NAB 2013.
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Technicolor Adds Final Cut Pro X Support to Color Assist
News: Technicolor Adds Final Cut Pro X Support to Color AssistUsers Gain Access to Innovative Professional-quality Color Correction and Grading
Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, today announced that its Color Assist video color correction and grading software is now compatible with Final Cut Pro X. Since becoming available in late-November 2012, Color Assist quickly amassed a loyal following among aspiring video enthusiasts seeking a professional-grade solution that is both powerful and easy to use. As mainstream adoption of Color Assist continued to take hold in early 2013, Final Cut Pro X users became increasingly vocal about their desire for Color Assist, and Technicolor is happy to offer its software to this important group.
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Audionamix To Demonstrate Sound Separation Technology and Solutions at NAB
News: Audionamix To Demonstrate Sound Separation Technology and Solutions at NABAudionamix, the industry’s leading audio deconstruction specialists and developer of ADX Technology, will present “Unmixing Audio with Cutting-Edge Technology” at the Pro Audio Pit and HPA Post Pit during NAB. In these two 20-minute sessions, free-to-attendees, Audionamix will highlight the role sound plays in revitalizing existing content for future revenue opportunities, and demonstrate examples of how their ADX Technology can isolate and separate audio elements, making it possible to unlock sound mixes.
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New EditShare Theater Promises Outstanding Creative Lineup at NAB 2013
News: New EditShare Theater Promises Outstanding Creative Lineup at NAB 2013Karga Seven Pictures, Mind Over Media, Université of Quebec, South Pacific Pictures, Big Brother, Lime Pictures, Sprint Vision and feature film editor Scott Hill share their success stories
EditShare® is featuring an all-star speaker lineup in the new theater area of its expansive NAB 2013 booth (SL9010). Located in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s South Lower Hall, EditShare will host award-winning creatives from around the world, who will discuss how EditShare technology transformed their productions and businesses. “You can always see product demonstrations that show every capability and new feature that EditShare offers, but this does not compare to hearing from and talking with an industry peer who has put our products to use successfully in the real world,” says Andy Liebman, founder and CEO, EditShare.“So if you work in feature films, live sports production, education, studio multi-cam productions or reality TV, you can hear from an EditShare customer who has similar workflow challenges, telling their personal success story on stage. These special presentations promise to be interactive and engaging, and will go deep into the trials and triumphs of how prominent EditShare customers are using the latest tapeless technology to move their businesses forward.”
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Creative Science Introduces Upgraded Mobile Systems For Realtime 4K And High Frame Rate Dailies Workflows
Powerful dailies systems target high-end productions with added support for Sony F65, 4K Dailies, High Frame Rate Cinematography and Background Processing
Creative Science, a Los Angeles based post-production rental and technology company, today announced upgrades to their fleet of mobile dailies systems for support of realtime 4K dailies workflows, 48 or 60 frame per second Cinematography, and background rendering of deliverables. Integrating the first dailies software to provide 4K playback for Sony’s F65 RAW and other high-resolution digital cinema cameras, Colorfront On-Set Dailies software and Creative Science mobile systems open up a host of new creative possibilities for filmmakers and studios.
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Colorist Rob Pizzey just finished the DI for Tim Burton's latest film, Frankenweenie, a 3D stop-motion animated tale of a boy and his deceased dog, brought back to life with the power of science. Creative COW spoke with Company 3 colorist Rob Pizzey in London about the tricks of grading a B&W movie that's also stop-motion and in 3D.
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If you are one of the many people working in film and broadcast that has been wanting to sharpen your skills in audio production -- or just become more aware of its principles and dynamics -- Creative COW's Ronald Lindeboom points to a series that is near to guaranteed to expand your working knowledge of audio.
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Creative COW leaders Pete Litwinowicz and Pierre Jasmin won an Academy Award® for the design and development of the RE: Vision Effects family of optical flow-based image manipulation plug-ins. For RE:Vision's tenth anniverary, we asked Pierre to talk to us about what optical flow is - and isn't - and how it works in their products.
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz returns to one of his earliest tutorials, Creating TV Look, and shows how it can be used to create the look of a Hologram as seen in science fiction movies.
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Building cinematic composites takes more than software. It takes careful planning, understanding the drama in every shot, and a sense of magic. In this Creative COW Magazine extra, we share our conversation with director Mark Allen, discussing his short film, Least Likely, a 60-second science fiction epic. We've got the film here, along with some HD images from it. Prepare to be amazed.
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“The Immortalists” selected for Documentary Feature Competition at SXSW 2014
Independent filmmakers create character-driven documentary about the pursuit of eternal youth Co-directors Jason Sussberg and David Alvarado met in Stanford University's Documentary Film and Video program. They worked on a few projects together and soon realized that they shared an interest in science and technology. After graduating with MFA degrees,...
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SILBERSALZ Film takes color to new depths with Adobe SpeedGrade CC
Adobe Creative Cloud drives editing and color grading workflow The human ear is precise, but the eye is subjective. This means that color grading is much an art as it is a science. SILBERSALZ Film is a studio that focuses on the subtle color adjustments that give commercials and films...
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VFX and motion graphics experts use Adobe After Effects on “Star Trek Into Darkness”
Andrew Kramer focused on movie titles while OOOii team created stunning graphics and heads-up displays for blockbuster film Resurrecting the classic science fiction franchise of Star Trek is certainly a challenge that any motion graphics and VFX artists would gladly accept. For the latest installment, Star Trek Into Darkness ,...
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In this 2 year anniversary episode of the AE podcast, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz returns to one of his earliest tutorials, "Creating TV Look," and shows how it can be used to create the look of a Hologram as seen in science fiction movies.
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