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Leading Colorist chooses Mistika for Sony's TV series “Chosen”
News: Leading Colorist chooses Mistika for Sony's TV series “Chosen”Juan Ignacio Cabrera leads the way with Mistika
Inspiring Los Angeles-based Juan Ignacio Cabrera recently handled the post production for the second and third seasons of "Chosen," the most successful show on Sony's Crackle TV network. Leading colorist Juan Ignacio Cabrera graded the series on a Mistika 4K system from SGO.
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HPA to Host Symposium Leading Into SMPTE® 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
'Making Do With More' Event at Hollywood's Historic El Capitan Theatre Will Explore the Impact of Enriched Pictures and Sound for Filmmakers and Content Creators
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 SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) will feature a pre-conference event — the SMPTE 2014 Symposium, hosted by the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®) and titled "Making Do With More." The daylong event is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20 at the historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California.
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ALMA MATER Creates Hilarious Main-On-End Title Sequence For “22 Jump Street”
News: ALMA MATER Creates Hilarious Main-On-End Title Sequence For “22 Jump Street”Visual studio ALMA MATER recently collaborated with "22 Jump Street" directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller on the closing credits for the action-comedy starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. The Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures film, which is now playing in theaters nationwide, had the second-best opening weekend for an R-rated comedy of all time.
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Vicon Customers to Take Center Stage at SIGGRAPH 2014
Framestore, The Capture Lab, Bradford University, Lumiscaphe, TechViz and Autodesk to Present Motion Capture Techniques for Media, Entertainment and Product Design
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, life sciences and engineering industries, has announced a series of customer presentations that will take place at its SIGGRAPH booth (#733) on August 12-14 in Vancouver, Canada. Customers spanning media and entertainment, education and virtual product design will share their motion capture expertise and provide insight into their latest projects. Vicon will also unveil groundbreaking new products, and enhancements to its existing motion capture software.
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IBC2014 Preview, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®)
Partnership Village, Stand 8.F51f
Technical Sessions, SMPTE members will lead a variety of sessions during the IBC2014 exhibition. The Society will offer "Laser Projectors Part 1: Seeing is Believing" and "Laser Projectors Part 2: Is the Devil in the Details?" as part of the IBC Big Screen Experience. Produced and chaired by Peter Ludé, past president of SMPTE, the session will address the impact of laser projection technology on digital cinema and provide a look at breathtaking images shown on the Big Screen Experience's 6-Primary laser projection system from Christie.
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MTWD Entertainment Announces Partnership with renown Producer, April Simpson
News: MTWD Entertainment Announces Partnership with renown Producer, April Simpson“Fork U” coming to the Contemporary Living Network
Award-winning MTWD Entertainment production team (Good Eats, This American Land, Network Earth, Foul Water Fiery Serpent) sets to launch a new multi-platform project Contemporary Living Network (CLN) in the Fall of 2014. CLN is gearing up for its launch in 2014 by developing and collaborating on new and unique lifestyle shows. One such collaboration is with Producer April Simpson on the upcoming food show titled Fork U. As a veteran TV producer and feature reporter, for more than a decade, April has helped create, launch and produce nationally syndicated shows such as “Daytime,” “Star Watch,” and the “Reel Animals Fishing Show.”
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2014 Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference Show Report
ETIA 2014 Overview
Showcasing the state of the art in technologies for providing entertainment over digital infrastructures, the second Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference was jointly sponsored by SMPTE and Stanford's Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN). On June 17 and 18, attendees gathered in the Nvidia Auditorium in the Huang Engineering Building on the Stanford campus to hear presentations from more than 50 industry experts. These visionaries shared their insights on best practices and future challenges for serving the entertainment needs of consumers worldwide over IP-based infrastructure — most commonly using the Internet.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Production Sessions Feature Summer Blockbusters, Oscar Winner
SIGGRAPH 2014 will offer presentations on more than 15 of the biggest current and upcoming studio productions, including “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Gravity,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Production Sessions are hosted as part of the Computer Animation Festival and will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 11-14 August.
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MASTERSFX Pioneers "Digital Makeup Effects" Technologies with Season Four of "Falling Skies"
News: MASTERSFX Pioneers "Digital Makeup Effects" Technologies with Season Four of "Falling Skies"Award-winning character effects company MASTERSFX unveiled its “dMFX” (“Digital MakeUp”) Division in conjunction with Season Four of the hit Amblin Television/TNT series "Falling Skies,” which premiered in late June. Todd Masters, President/Founder/Chief Monster Maker for the company made the announcement.
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SMPTE® Announces Launch of New Pittsburgh Section
New Section Will Bring New Resources and Opportunities to SMPTE Members in Increasingly Active Northeast Hub
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 formation of a new SMPTE Section in Pittsburgh. The new Section will offer existing and potential SMPTE members in the Pittsburgh area valuable educational programs, technical expertise, and networking opportunities. The formation of the group was spearheaded by local SMPTE Fellows George Hoover, CTO at NEP; John Luff, television technology consultant at HD Consulting; and Diversified Systems CEO Karl Paulsen.
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Visual Music Rebrands With Focus On Unique Roster
News: Visual Music Rebrands With Focus On Unique RosterFrom Bear McCreary and John Swihart to Emerging Artists and Composers
For Tom Seufert it’s always been about finding his clients the perfect soundtrack. That single-minded passion and enthusiasm from the Creative Director of Visual Music is why the award-winning music boutique he founded some 16-years ago continues to thrive in a constantly shifting musical landscape.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Selects Elliot Kotek, Co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as Keynote Speaker
ACM SIGGRAPH announces the selection of Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as the keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 10-14 August 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
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Grass Valley’s EDIUS 7 Selected for the 3D Film “Our Restless Planet”
News: Grass Valley’s EDIUS 7 Selected for the 3D Film “Our Restless Planet”Now showing at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Earth Science Visitor Center
Bruce Austin of Bruce Austin Productions Inc. (BAPI) and Dan Harris of Eight Ball Pictures and Stereoscope LLC, have turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to harness the powerful capabilities of its EDIUS 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software on the film “Our Restless Planet,” for the JPL Earth Science Visitor Center. The film highlights the effects of hurricanes, earthquakes and fresh water supplies on our planet.
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Drama Series “Life of Hers” Filmed on Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
News: Drama Series “Life of Hers” Filmed on Blackmagic Production Camera 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that Cardy Films has shot “Life of Hers” on the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Written by Samantha Chioma, directed by Olan Collardy and Ola Masha, the brand new micro-budget drama series explores the lives of four women living in London as part of the African diaspora.
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SMPTE and Hollywood Post Alliance Reveal Plans to Merge
SMPTE Will Begin Providing Administrative Support for HPA in First Step Toward May 2015 Merger
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 plans for a new partnership with the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA). The partnership will begin with SMPTE providing administrative support to HPA, and it is expected to culminate in the merger of the two organizations by May 2015.
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NVIDIA Announces First Ever GPU Acceleration for Adobe Illustrator CC
News: NVIDIA Announces First Ever GPU Acceleration for Adobe Illustrator CCNew NVIDIA GPU-Powered Features Also Now Shipping In Adobe Creative Cloud Video and Imaging Applications
NVIDIA today announced the first GPU-acceleration of Adobe Illustrator CC -- enabling graphic artists to seamlessly interact with vector art at any resolution, and to smoothly pan and zoom significantly faster than previously possible. With this new feature powered by NVIDIA GPUs, Illustrator CC can now accelerate the entire canvas by up to 10-times faster(1) than previously possible on Windows 7 or 8-based systems with compatible GPUs.
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MastersFX Unleashes "Summer of Monster Love" with New FX Work on "True Blood," "Falling Skies" and "The Leftovers"
News: MastersFX Unleashes "Summer of Monster Love" with New FX Work on "True Blood," "Falling Skies" and "The Leftovers"“Freshly-Made Monsters” created and produced by award-winning creative character effects company MASTERSFX will be unleashed during the “Summer of Monster Love 2014.” The creatures will be featured within three high-profile TV series. This array of bloody and slimy new creatures will include vampires and makeup FX featured in the HBO series “True Blood” (Season 7, debuting June 22,) an assortment of aliens in the Dreamworks/TNT invasion series “Falling Skies” (Season 4, also debuting June 22,) and special FX which will also be seen (or unseen) in HBO's new drama series “The Leftovers” (which debuts June 29.)
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Animation/Visual FX Studio Brigade Applies Cloud-Based Workflow to PSA for New Mexico Department Of Transportation “BKLUP” Campaign
News: Animation/Visual FX Studio Brigade Applies Cloud-Based Workflow to PSA for New Mexico Department Of Transportation “BKLUP” CampaignUniquely Scalable Animation/Visual FX Company Assembles Elite Team to Complete Intensive Animation, Compositing And Particle Effects
The animation/visual FX company Brigade put its unique skills to work for the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), helping complete an uncommonly eye-catching :30 PSA entitled “Physics Professor." Using their fast-moving methods for creative collaboration, Brigade assembled an elite team of artists that completed the visually arresting animation, compositing and particle effects from concept to final in under two weeks.
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SMPTE Extends Call for Papers Deadline for SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Announces Registration Opening on June 16
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, has extended the call for papers deadline to July 7 for the prestigious SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, which will take place Oct. 21-23 in Hollywood, California.
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The Hollywood Post Alliance® Announces the 2014 Engineering Excellence Award Call For Entries
Coveted Honor Recognizes Outstanding Technologies for Post Production
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced the 2014 Call for Entries for its Engineering Excellence Award. The Engineering honor showcases inventors, manufacturers, vendors and/or peer post production companies for outstanding product or technology application offerings. Valid offerings may include products or processes, and must represent a step forward for its industry beneficiaries. The HPA Engineering Excellence Award is recognized as one of the most important technology honors in the post production industry.
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ETIA 2014 Exploration Zone to Showcase Holodeck-Inspired Virtual Reality Technology Driving Immersive Entertainment
Conference Session Draws Tech and Creative Visionaries to Discuss Keys to Unleashing Potential of the Interactive, Immersive Entertainment Experience
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, and the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN) have released details on the new Interactive Exploration Zone at the 2014 "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age" (ETIA) conference. The zone will feature developing technologies that are driving the evolution of immersive entertainment experiences. A subsequent evening session, "The Holodeck: Entertainment for the Next Generation," will include an interview with renowned gaming industry creative and executive William "Bing" Gordon of KPCB and a panel discussion including Gordon and other innovators.
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Creative Post breaks the Ice with Mistika in the spectacular "Wonders of the Arctic 3D"
News: Creative Post breaks the Ice with Mistika in the spectacular "Wonders of the Arctic 3D"Mistika melted hearts at Creative Post
Supervising Editor Adrian Saywell at Toronto's Creative Post Inc. discusses the challenges of grading the recent IMAX documentary "Wonders of the Arctic 3D," and the reasons behind selecting Mistika for online, colour correction and titling.
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Phosphor Games uses Vicon Motion Capture System to Create Nether demons
Bonita Cameras and Blade Software Deliver Fast, Affordable Production
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, life sciences and engineering industries, has announced that Chicago-based games developer Phosphor Games used a Vicon motion capture system to create realistic character and creature animation for the new first-person shooter online game, "Nether."
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SMPTE® Sustaining Member Adder Technology Earns Queen's Award for Enterprise
Winning in Innovation Category, AdderLink Infinity Solution, Enables Users to Connect and Access Content Across Computers Securely via Standard IP Network
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 Adder Technology, a SMPTE sustaining member based in the U.K., has received a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category of innovation. Adder Technology earned the award for its pioneering AdderLink Infinity solution, a hardware-based, digital keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) matrix used for controlling and distributing digital video signals.
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“COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey” VFX Producers Stay In-The-Know with Shotgun
News: “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey” VFX Producers Stay In-The-Know with ShotgunVisual Effects Veterans Move Production-Side and Bring Shotgun With Them To Manage Massive Shot Volume and Streamline Multi-Vendor Processes
Shotgun Software announced today that Voyager Pictures, the production company behind “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” has been using Shotgun to keep the 13-episode series’ demanding visual effects deliverables on schedule. Shotgun is the film, TV and game development industries’ trusted platform for production management and review, and as talent moves from visual effects facilities into production companies, many are choosing to bring Shotgun along for the ride.
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American Cinema Editors Unveils EditFest London Lineup
News: American Cinema Editors Unveils EditFest London LineupPopular Event Returns for its Second Year With a World-Class Lineup of Editors
EditFest London makes its second appearance in the UK on 21 June 2014, when a lineup of top film and television editors will be on hand to share their insights and experiences in the art of editing. This year, American Cinema Editors (A.C.E.) will present the popular daylong event at London's BFI Southbank.
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SMPTE® and SCIEN Continue to Drive Groundbreaking Discourse With 2014 ETIA Conference Program
'Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age' Will Draw Hollywood and Silicon Valley Together to Examine Key Issues in Internet-Based Media Delivery
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, and the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN) have released details on the second annual "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age" (ETIA) conference, beginning June 18 at Stanford University's Palo Alto, California, campus.
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Digital Arts Showcases 4K With Bluefish444, Assimilate & Christie
Located in the heart of New York City, Digital Arts provides ultra-modern picture and audio finishing services for feature and high-end TV productions within a 12,000sq/ft facility. The company was established by Axel Ericson, a technology pioneer who has over 25 years of experience in composing, sound design and mixing, producing, color grading and finishing. During his career Ericson has received numerous accolades - MTV, Emmy, Promax/BDA and Monitor awards, and a Grammy nomination. Under his auspices, Digital Arts created one of NYC's first HD infrastructures and became the finishing house for major TV brands including National Geographic, A&E, ABC, Disney, History Channel and many more.
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SMPTE® at the 2014 NAB Show
SMPTE has accomplished much over the past 12 months, with significant achievements in the three pillars of the Society: membership, education, and standards. While the Society was able to highlight progress in standards areas including ultra high-definition, cinema sound and immersive audio, and integration of information technology into the industry, SMPTE also showcased its ongoing work to provide both members and non-members with unique opportunities to engage with other professionals in discussion of the technical advances and business strategies driving the industry forward.
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Star Trek Icons Michael & Denise Okuda to Receive Cal State L.A.’s Eagle-Con Prism Award
Both Long-Time Members of Art Directors Guild
Graphic Designer Michael Okuda and Graphic Artist Denise Okuda, both long-time members of the Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800), are set to receive the prestigious Eagle-Con Prism Award to be presented by California State University Los Angeles on Thursday, May 8.
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Company 3 London Names John Quartel as Technical Director
Award-winning post house Company 3, a Deluxe Media Creative Services company, today announced the appointment of renowned color scientist John Quartel to the position of technical director of its London location.
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SMPTE® Announces Calls for Student Papers and Louis F. Wolf Memorial Scholarship Applications
Student Paper and Scholarship Awards to Highlight Up-and-Coming Generation of Industry Leaders and Innovators
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 a call for papers for a special student issue of the "SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal," as well as for the SMPTE Student Paper Award. SMPTE is also accepting applications for the Louis F. Wolf Memorial Scholarship.
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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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Knox Avenue Launches at Maker City in Los Angeles
News: Knox Avenue Launches at Maker City in Los AngelesKnox Avenue, a brand-new, next-generation production company has opened in downtown Los Angeles at Maker City LA. Launching with a fully developed Directorial roster, many of whom are up-and-coming talents hand-selected by Founder/Executive Producer Brooke Dooley. The eclectic group of Knox Avenue Directors include: Debbie Formoso, Side of Fries, Gregory Tuzin, Noah Lagin, Maury Covington Jr., Alfonso Estrada, Joshua Moore, and Erahm Christopher.
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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, 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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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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