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Mr. Wolf Sets Up Shop in Santa Monica
News: Mr. Wolf Sets Up Shop in Santa MonicaFormerly Known as 1.1 VFX, the Expanding Visual Effects and Post Boutique has Found a New Home at Bully Pictures.
Creative directors Danny Yoon and Duy Nguyen, and executive producer Mike Pryor have renamed their boutique visual effects and post production company and moved it into new digs in Santa Monica. Formerly known as 1.1 VFX, the company will now operate as Mr. Wolf and work out of new headquarters located within the offices of commercial production company Bully Pictures. The new space includes a bevy of resources for visual effects, compositing, editorial finishing and digital color correction, as well as room for further expansion.
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HēLō Oscar-Winning Director Daniel Junge And Oscar Nominated Director Kief Davidson To Premiere Beyond The Brick: A Lego® Brickumentary At Tribeca Film Festival
First official fan-focused LEGO® documentary will feature voiceover by Jason Bateman
Oscar-winning director Daniel Junge, along with Oscar-nominated director Kief Davidson and HēLō celebrate one of the most iconic toy enterprises in BEYOND THE BRICK: A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY. The film, narrated by Jason Bateman, delves into all things surrounding the LEGO brick and the global phenomenon it has become. Produced by HēLō’s Brendan Kiernan and Justin Moore-Lewy, in conjunction with GEM Pictures, Tiburon Pictures, and Futuristic Films, the film will have its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, April 20th at New York City’s SVA Theater.
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Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand Spots
News: Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand SpotsPowerful, Easy-To-Use Render Farm Management Tools Let Artists in MPC’s Motion Design Studio Become Their Own Render Wranglers for High-Profile Rebrand Job
When one of the UK's largest broadcasters asks you to create a series of station identification clips (idents) for a major channel rebrand, you know that millions of people will be scrutinizing every frame. So how do you ensure the rendering goes without a hitch – without the need for dedicated support staff? If you're MPC, the answer is simple: you turn to PipelineFX and its Qube! render farm management system.
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AMD, Blackmagic Design, Fusion-io, and LumaForge to Demonstrate World’s Fastest 4K Video Workstation at NAB 2014.
Combining the Blistering Performance of the New AMD FirePro™ W9100 Professional Graphics with the High-End Functionality of Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve™ Color Grading Software and the Lightning Speed of the Fusion ioFX Memory Tier, LumaForge will demonstrate the World’s Fastest Real-Time 4K Video Processing Workstation at the 2014 NAB Expo.
As announced on Wednesday March 26, 2014, AMD will be releasing a new version of their flagship professional FirePro graphic card. The FirePro W9100 graphics represents the latest innovation in multi-core, high throughput OpenCL graphics processing. AMD and its solution partners are pleased to be demonstrating the new professional graphics in action at this coming NAB Expo to be held in Las Vegas from April 7 -10. Visit the AMD booth at #SL10405 to see the demonstration.
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The New Grass Valley is Future-Ready with Two Locations at NAB 2014
Combination of Grass Valley and Miranda Showcases Synergies and Integrated Demonstrations that Address Near-Term Challenges and Prepare Broadcasters for the Future
Booths SL206 and N2513, The new Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will make its debut at the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show as an integrated presence, unified under a single banner, following the recent completion of Belden Inc.’s acquisition of Grass Valley. The new entity, the result of the historic merging of operations between industry powerhouses Grass Valley and Miranda, will host customers, partners, resellers and media at two different locations in the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 7-10: South Hall SL206 for Live and News Production, and North Hall N2513 for Playout.
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Solid State Logic Demonstrates IP Audio Networking Technology for Broadcast Production at NAB 2014
SSL Leads the Way With Forward Thinking Audio Routing for Broadcast Production
Solid State Logic, the world’s leading provider of tools for creative audio professionals, is demonstrating how IP Audio Networking can deliver significant feature benefits and cost optimisation in audio routing systems for broadcast production at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2317). The insightful demonstration serves as a launch for SSL’s new ‘Network I/O’ broadcast audio interface range and shows how the new product line and SSL digital broadcast consoles can be elegantly interfaced with devices from more than 75 different manufacturers using a Dante IP Audio Network.
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NVIDIA Transforms Product Design with Iray VCA, Replacing Physical Prototypes with Interactive, Photorealistic Digital Models
News: NVIDIA Transforms Product Design with Iray VCA, Replacing Physical Prototypes with Interactive, Photorealistic Digital ModelsNew Visual Computing Appliance Scales to Dramatically Accelerate Ray Tracing in Leading Design Applications
NVIDIA today introduced a GPU rendering appliance that dramatically accelerates ray tracing, enabling professional designers to interact with computer models of such high visual fidelity that it can largely replace the lengthy, costly process of building physical prototypes.
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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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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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Kia Big Game Commercial “The Truth” Cut by Jono Griffith of Union/Circus
Union Editorial Pieces Together a Magical Morpheus Tour for the Kia K900
A couple is treated to a dose of “The Truth” about luxury in Kia’s Superbowl entry via David&Goliath. The spot, in which Laurence Fishburne reprises his role as “Morpheus” from "THE MATRIX", was cut by Jono Griffith of Union Editorial/Circus. When the couple chooses the red key, Morpheus accompanies them on a ride that becomes more elegant, bombastic - and explosive - at every turn. The project, which includes a 1:32 YouTube version and a game day :60, was helmed by directors Carl Erik Rinsch and Colin Jeffrey, with Post Production by Digital Domain and music by HUM.
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Faceware Technologies Forms Partnership with Vicon
News: Faceware Technologies Forms Partnership with ViconMocap and motion tracking companies partner to provide studios with greater flexibility in the facial and full-performance motion capture process
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has entered into a global partnership with Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defense, life sciences and engineering industries. The partnership will focus on providing mocap studios and service providers with more hardware and software options for capturing, analyzing and re-targeting facial and full-body mocap data.
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Imagineer Systems Congratulates Customers on Best Visual Effects Oscar Nominations
mocha customers Framestore, Weta, Digital Domain and more provide groundbreaking visual effects that earned top films the 2013 Academy Award nomination
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, congratulates its mocha customers for their contributions to Oscar®-nominated films in the Best Visual Effects category. Announced yesterday, "Gravity," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," "Iron Man 3," "The Lone Ranger" and "Star Trek Into Darkness" each received a nomination for Hollywood’s most sought-after award. Weta Digital, Framestore, MPC, Digital Domain and MPC are among a number of long-time mocha customers responsible for the cutting-edge digital effects used in each film that earned a coveted spot on the list of potentials.
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ArsenalFX Expands Post Production Team: David Carlson of Digital Domain Joins as Senior CG Generalist; Cortney Haile Promoted to Head of Operations, and Casey Conroy is Named VFX Director
News: ArsenalFX Expands Post Production Team: David Carlson of Digital Domain Joins as Senior CG Generalist; Cortney Haile Promoted to Head of Operations, and Casey Conroy is Named VFX DirectorArsenalFX, a leading Visual Effects Post Production studio specializing in high end commercial finishing, has significantly expanded and bolstered its in-house team. David Carlson has joined ArsenalFX as Senior CG Generalist, after having served as a Senior CG Generalist for many years at Digital Domain. Cortney Haile has been promoted to Head of Operations for ArsenalFX, while Casey Conroy has joined the company as VFX Director. The announcements were made today by ArsenalFX Executive Producer Ashley Hydrick.
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Digital District Now Manages Render Farm with PipelineFX’s Qube!
500 New Licenses to Be Used Immediately Across Global Organization on New 3D Feature
PipelineFX, makers of Qube!, the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today that the global VFX firm Digital District will now use Qube! to manage linked render farms from China to Paris.
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PipelineFX's Burst License Program Helps SVA Students Avoid Deadline Hell
News: PipelineFX's Burst License Program Helps SVA Students Avoid Deadline HellAbility to Double License Capacity of its Render Farm For Free Lets Largest US Art School Process 70 Student Shorts in Just Six Weeks
When a Hollywood animation studio gears up for a deadline, it does so with a render farm already consisting of hundreds or thousands of active machines. But when New York's School of Visual Arts (SVA) gears up to render its students' graduation shorts, its farm goes from almost complete inactivity to processing 800,000 frames in a period of six weeks.
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Four K Productions Launches In Los Angeles As New Producer Of Original Broadcast Content In The 4K Format
News: Four K Productions Launches In Los Angeles As New Producer Of Original Broadcast Content In The 4K FormatSlate of Original Programs Currently in Development -- Company Founder and Creative Consultants Have Decades of Experience In Motion Picture and TV Advertising, Marketing, and Promotion; Wayne Threatt is New Company’s Corporate Strategic Consultant
Four K Productions LLC has been launched in Los Angeles as a new production company specializing in the development, production, and distribution of original broadcast content shot and post-produced in the 4K/UltraHD format. The company has secured initial financial backers, and has already completed its first production, “MIX: LA.” The new company also has a slate of original programs currently in development. The announcements were made today by company Founder/President Kevin Williamson.
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SSL Broadcast Equipment Demonstration Vehicle And New Products featured at CCW 2013
News: SSL Broadcast Equipment Demonstration Vehicle And New Products featured at CCW 2013New LMS-16 Multi-Channel Loudness Metering System and MADI-Dante Bridge Demonstrated on Truck
Solid State Logic, the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced tools for audio professionals, is pleased to announce that its Broadcast Equipment Demonstration Vehicle will be a featured attraction at Content & Communications World 2013 (CCW Booth 900). The custom designed mobile production vehicle features SSL’s C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console and associated routing and I/O solutions in conjunction with the key audio and video monitoring and communications systems required for a modern broadcast production facility. In addition, two new product releases will be showcased in the vehicle: The ‘LMS-16’ Multi-Channel Loudness and True Peak Metering System and the MADI-Dante Bridge.
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Digital Domain 3.0 Promotes Eric Barba to Chief Creative Officer/Sr. VFX Supervisor
News: Digital Domain 3.0 Promotes Eric Barba to Chief Creative Officer/Sr. VFX SupervisorDigital Domain 3.0 has promoted Academy Award®-winning VFX SupervisorEric Barba to Chief Creative Officer/Senior Visual Effects Supervisor. In his expanded role, Barba, a 17-year Digital Domain veteran, will help to drive the development of creative-side relationships for the company, guide creative practices and oversee the development of branded materials for the company’s marketing efforts. He will continue to work on individual feature films as a VFX Supervisor and on commercials as a VFX Supervisor and Director. Barba reports to CEO Daniel Seah and is based in Los Angeles.
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Visual Effects Society Names Founder and CEO of Illumination Entertainment Chris Meledandri as Keynote Speaker at 2013 VES Summit
Andrew Merkin, Head of Special Projects and Transmedia at Mirada Studios and Max Michael, Head of Business Development, Asia at UTA Among Highlighted Speakers
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, announced Chris Meledandri, Founder, CEO, Producer at Illumination Entertainment as Keynote Speaker at 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 a TED Talks-like atmosphere.
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SIM Digital Reinvents the Rental House Model to Serve a Production Industry Where Data is King
News: SIM Digital Reinvents the Rental House Model to Serve a Production Industry Where Data is KingJohn DeBoer, chief operating officer of Toronto-headquartered SIM Digital, sensed that the rental house business model needed to evolve back in 2009. At that time, SIM had been operating for nearly three decades and become one of the top rental houses in North America for cameras, editing systems and a variety of other gear for television, commercials and broadcast production. The rental business was going through a radical shift as productions were abandoning 35mm film in favor of digital capture. The shift involved more than switching cameras, the entire production and post-production workflow—one that had been in place for decades—needed to be reinvented in order to accommodate imagery in the form of data files rather than celluloid.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Business Roundtables for 2013 VES Summit
Women in VFX, Facilities of the Future, Crowd Sourcing Funds, Virtual Studios and The Art of the Deal in Content Creation Among 12 Featured Interactive Sessions
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, announced 12 Business Roundtable Discussions 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. Business Roundtable moderators include senior executives from Walt Disney Studios, Paradigm Talent Agency, Method Studios, The Third Floor, Scarecrow Visual Effects and Digital District. Sessions include:
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Alchemy Mastering Chooses Dad Ax24 Digital Audio Converters
News: Alchemy Mastering Chooses Dad Ax24 Digital Audio ConvertersLondon-based Alchemy Mastering, a leading specialist in audio mastering, e-mastering and duplication, has chosen four NTP Technology DAD AX24 ultra-high-quality analogue-to-digital and digital-to-analogue audio converters. These have been installed as part of a major upgrade to the facilities at its headquarters at Shepherd's Bush.
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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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PipelineFX Draws Up New Plan for Pratt’s Render Farm
News: PipelineFX Draws Up New Plan for Pratt’s Render FarmMulti-App Capability and Tailored Technical Support Reward Wary School for Trying Render Farm Management One Last Time
Try, try, try again only works when each attempt yields a little more. In Pratt Institute’s case, productivity was paramount; but their render farm manager didn’t seem to agree. It couldn’t even support multiple content creation apps at once, causing a vicious cycle of inefficiency that robbed students of the speed they needed. Pratt’s trust was restored when they found PipelineFX’s Qube!; now, render farm management is their white knight.
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BTV Post Completes Successful Beta Test of Snell Alchemist OD for HD, 2K & 4K Conversions
Post-Production Company Uses New Software-Based Solution to Convert Video from 25Hz to Digital Cinema 24Hz
Snell partner BTV Post has completed the world’s first successful conversions of low-frame-rate video in a beta test of Alchemist OD, the new software-only version of Snell’s acclaimed Alchemist Ph.C - HD standards converter. BTV Post conducted tests on variety of challenging and complex material and applied Alchemist OD to convert the footage from 25Hz to Digital Cinema 24Hz.
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The IABM and Devoncroft Partners Announce Market Research Joint Venture
Two Leading Market Intelligence Providers Will Jointly Develop and Deliver Data-Driven Products and Services for Broadcast and Digital Media Clients
The IABM (International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers) and Devoncroft Partners today announced the launch of IABM DC, a joint venture of the two organizations that will develop and deliver a series of market intelligence products and services for broadcast and digital media clients.
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Digital Domain 3.0 Expands Vancouver Studio With Leadership, Creative Talent
Kelly L’Estrange Promoted to Executive Producer and Head of Studio, Swen Gillberg Promoted to VFX Supervisor, Will Relocate to Vancouver
Digital production studio Digital Domain 3.0 is expanding its Vancouver studio with new leadership and creative talent. Today the company promoted veteran Visual Effects Producer Kelly L’Estrange to Executive Producer and Head of Studio, Vancouver. L’Estrange, who has been with Digital Domain for 19 years, will relocate to the company’s Vancouver studio this fall to oversee all feature film visual effects productions at that location. She reports to President of Feature Production Terry Clotiaux.
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Pixeldust Studios Names Julie Fischer as Senior Visual Effects Producer
News: Pixeldust Studios Names Julie Fischer as Senior Visual Effects ProducerFischer Previously Held Posts with Framestore, Technicolor, Rhythm & Hues and Digital Domain
Pixeldust Studios, an Emmy Award-winning digital animation and visual design company with studios in the Metro D.C. area and New York City, has named Julie Fischer as its new Senior Visual Effects Producer. The announcement was made today by Ricardo Andrade, Founder/Chief Creative Officer, Pixeldust Studios.
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Exhibition preview: ATG Broadcast at IBC 2013
ATG Broadcast will promote its all-embracing range of broadcast systems planning, design, installation, commissioning and post-installation support capabilities at IBC2013 in Amsterdam, 13-17 September. Exhibiting on stand 8.B51, the company will be represented at the show by Christoffer Kay (Managing Director), Tim Felstead (Head of Sales & Marketing), Clive Northen (Chief Operating Officer), Dave Whitaker (Senior Project Manager), Charlie McCaw (Head of Solutions) and Chris Elson (Product Sales Manager).
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Galaxy 61 and 9 Surf Studios’ Create A Bold 3D Animated App and Logo Celebrating The ‘Rise of the Geeks’ For EE Times
The Techno-Inspired App Receives Accolades from the 2013 MIN and MAGGIE Awards
Pro athletes and Hollywood plastic surgeons may hang with celebrities – but with technology’s impact on every facet of modern-day living, it’s the unassuming techie that’s emerging as the new ‘rock star’ of the professional world – and Galaxy 61 was recently called to help celebrate them. 9 Surf Studios tapped the talents of the design-driven Brooklyn-based animation/VFX boutique to help EE Times mark its 40th anniversary with the creation of ‘Rise of the Geeks,’ a package consisting of a 3D rendering of a new commemorative logo - and a techno-inspired animated app, which the MIN Awards recognized with an ‘Honorable Mention’ in the ‘Best of the Web 2013 ’ category, and was selected as a 2013 MAGGIE Finalist for ‘Best Development of a Mobil App for a Tablet/Trade & Consumer'
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Faceware Technologies Unveils Realtime Product, Faceware Live, at SIGGRAPH 2013
News: Faceware Technologies Unveils Realtime Product, Faceware Live, at SIGGRAPH 2013Faceware Live captures and transfers live facial performances to 3D facial rigs in real time
Faceware Technologies, the leading provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced a new realtime product: Faceware Live. The new software solution, which will be available in Q4, 2013, captures a live actor’s facial performance with any video source, and instantly transfers that performance to a 3D character in real time. Faceware Live will be on display at this year’s Siggraph, booth #809 (July 23-25, 2013).
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American Empire Occupies AlphaDogs Domain
News: American Empire Occupies AlphaDogs DomainBurbank based AlphaDogs Post Production is pleased to announce the release of the docufilm "American Empire" on Amazon instant streaming and DVD this July. The film is also available on i-Tunes, Vudu and Xbox.
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Shotgun Software Helps Illumination Mac Guff Manage Despicable Me 2 Production
News: Shotgun Software Helps Illumination Mac Guff Manage Despicable Me 2 ProductionShotgun Software’s web-based production management platform, Shotgun, kept Paris-based animation studio Illumination Mac Guff on track for the 3D summer family film and last weekend’s box office topper," Despicable Me 2". Flexible and scalable, Shotgun was first installed at the studio in 2007, and has become more deeply integrated into Illumination Mac Guff’s pipeline with each new project.
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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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PipelineFX Debuts Burst License Program for Education
Schools Can Now Double License Capacity of Their Render Farms Twice a Year for Free; First-Of-Its-Kind Policy a Budget-Friendly Solution for Cyclical Crunch Periods
Today PipelineFX announces that twice a year, all PipelineFX education customers on subscription can double their current license capacity at no additional charge, with the company’s new Education Burst License program. Schools can choose between a one month burst that will start at the beginning of a selected month and a 30-day burst that begins on a date of their choice. With nearly 200 schools already on subscription, the preferred render farm management solution for education just got a whole lot better.
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PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.5
News: PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.5Biggest Expansion to Reporting and Performance Capabilities Yet; Detailed Cost Tracking For VFX Studios Working Across Multiple Shows and Clients
Today PipelineFX, creator of the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announces the release of Qube! 6.5. New tools for job tagging, configuration, and reporting round out Qube!’s most feature-rich offering to date; while improvements to Smart Farming functionality promote a simpler path to pipeline intelligence.
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Collider Conference To Host First New York VFX Town Hall
Digital Domain Co-Founder Scott Ross headlines panel of industry experts at live NYC event slated for June 10. Online viewers and onsite attendees can take part in real-time polling on key issues.
w its New York’s turn to weigh in on the VFX crisis. COLLIDER (http://www.colliderevents.com), the new Manhattan-based digital production event for the visual effects, animation, and interactive industries, announced that a VFX Town Hall will be streamed live from the conference.
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Superfad NY Executive Team Join Gravity as SCOUT
News: Superfad NY Executive Team Join Gravity as SCOUTInternational visual effects, design and content company Gravity announced today that the three key creative and production executives from Superfad NY have re-assembled as SCOUT, a new divison of Gravity. Gravity CEO/CCO Zviah Eldar made the announcement.
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Flarelight Effects for Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro and After Effects
News: Flarelight Effects for Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro and After EffectsNoise Industries adds PHYX Flarelight to its plugin platform FxFactory. Designed for use in Final Cut Pro® 7 and X, Motion and Adobe® After Effects® and Premiere Pro®, PHYX Flarelight is a collection of visual effects and generators that allows editors to add realistic lens flares, industrial-strength glows and anamorphic streaks to footage
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, adds PHYX Flarelight to its plugin platform FxFactory. Designed for use in Final Cut Pro® 7 and X, Motion and Adobe® After Effects® and Premiere Pro®, PHYX Flarelight is a collection of visual effects and generators that allows editors to add realistic lens flares, industrial-strength glows and anamorphic streaks to footage.
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Qube! Rewires Render Pipeline at Scandinavia’s Biggest Animation Studio
News: Qube! Rewires Render Pipeline at Scandinavia’s Biggest Animation StudioSuperior Technical Support and Intelligent System Controls Help Norway’s Qvisten Animation AS Increase Efficiency While Working on Film and Commercial Projects
With two animated features in production, and a commercial due every month, Qvisten Animation AS is the epitome of a hardworking animation studio. But like most creative organizations, they can only be as good as the tools they have around them. For years their render farm was more burden than boon; more likely to crash than provide them with the customization tools they required. During their search for something more stable, the team came across PipelineFX’s Qube!™ – a production-proven render farm manager that satisfied their need for consistency. It has never let them down.
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A Burgeoning Mission: Venice VFX House Doubles Space And Adds New Talent
News: A Burgeoning Mission: Venice VFX House Doubles Space And Adds New TalentVFX house The Mission doubles the size of its Venice-based studio and expands their talent roster with the addition of Rick Grandy as CG Supervisor and Raul Dominguez as a Creature Modeler. With over 19 years of experience in the visual effects industry, Grandy comes to The Mission from Pixomondo where he served as a Digital Character and Pipeline Supervisor on top projects including "The Amazing Spiderman" and "Die Hard 5". Former video game artist and cartoonist Dominguez was most recently at Digital Domain, lending his talents to a score of feature films including "Iron Man 3" and "The Avengers".
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Infostrada to acquire MOG Technologies - NAB 2013, Stand SU4315
- Media file technology and ingest solutions are valuable additions to product line -
Infostrada, a global provider of sports media, interactive and creative technology services, today announced that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire MOG Technologies, the acclaimed developer of innovative digital video ingest products and media file technology.
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PipelineFX Offers Sneak Preview of Qube! 6.5 at NAB 2013
New Installer Makes Installation Easier Than Ever on Top Three Platforms; Live Demos of Latest Qube! Features In Hitachi Data Systems Booth #SL5816
This year at NAB 2013, PipelineFX will be previewing some of the prominent additions coming to its render farm management software, Qube! 6.5 in the Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) booth, #SL5816.
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CMI rebrands Creative Technology, Sports and Interactive divisions as Infostrada
Consolidated Media Industries (CMI), the European end-to-end media service provider, has brought its Creative Technology, Sports and Interactive divisions under a single brand called Infostrada, as the organisation continues to expand internationally. The move comes following a period of sustained growth including several acquisitions.
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Method Studios Appoints Christian Kubsch as President
News: Method Studios Appoints Christian Kubsch as PresidentDarin Grant joins Method as Chief Technology Officer
Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, announced today that Christian Kubsch has joined the company as President. Kubsch will oversee Method’s global operations including the company’s main base in Los Angeles along with locations in London, Vancouver, Sydney, Melbourne, New York, Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta. Kubsch will report to Stefan Sonnenfeld, President of Creative Services, Deluxe. Darin Grant has been named Chief Technology Officer of Method Studios, and will report to Kubsch.
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NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology Puts Qube! Through the Paces
News: NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology Puts Qube! Through the PacesRemote Capabilities and Reliable Results Make Render Management Software the “Backbone of BFA Program”
Free is great until system crashes become more common than polished renders. New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology learned this lesson the hard way after entrusting its render queue to free render farm management solutions. These systems were unable to provide the reliability required to produce quality animations and images for its students’ thesis projects, leading the Computer Animation and Interactive Media department to a solution that would: PipelineFX’s Qube!™.
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Proof Inc., One Of Hollywood’s Leading Pre-Vis Houses, Names Katie Wells As Executive Produce
News: Proof Inc., One Of Hollywood’s Leading Pre-Vis Houses, Names Katie Wells As Executive ProduceProof Inc., one of the film industry's leading pre-visualization houses, has named Katie Wells its Executive Producer. The announcement was made by Ron Frankel, Proof 's founder and Creative Director.
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Korea’s National Broadcaster KBS Chooses SprintCam Vvs HD Ultra Motion System from I-MOVIX
News: Korea’s National Broadcaster KBS Chooses SprintCam Vvs HD Ultra Motion System from I-MOVIXKorea’s national television station KBS has invested in the SprintCam® Vvs HD ultra slow motion technology from I-MOVIX. KBS will deploy the solution to enhance its coverage of domestic and international baseball, volleyball, basketball and football events.
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Academy Award Nominations Celebrate Marriage of Storytelling, Artistry and Technology
Digital Artists Worldwide Relied on Autodesk Media & Entertainment Software to Create the Best Movies of the Year
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) Media and Entertainment technology has played a pivotal role in the creation of some of the most iconic and breathtaking movie imagery over the past two decades. From large post-production studios to small boutique houses, talented artists across the globe — from North America and Europe to Asia and Australia/New Zealand — combined digital artistry, Autodesk software and great storytelling to make the most celebrated films of this past year.
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Sony Pictures Imageworks Vancouver Studio Continues To Build Stable Of Talent With Addition Of Jason Dowdeswell, Steve Nichols
Respected Effects/Animation Leaders Join Sony Pictures Imageworks as new VP, Vancouver Production Operations & Senior Animation Supervisor
Sony Pictures Imageworks, the Academy Award®-winning visual effects and digital creature and character animation company, has further enhanced its Vancouver, British Columbia studio with the appointment of Jason Dowdeswell as Vice President, Production Operations and Oscar® winner Steve Nichols as Imageworks Senior Animation Supervisor, it was announced today by Randy Lake, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Sony Pictures Imageworks.
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Squint/Opera Finds Rendering Edge in PipelineFX’s Qube!
Render Farm Management Software Gives a Speed Boost to Content Creation Firm’s Architectural, Branding, Film, and Large Image Projects
As the world’s appetite for content grows more and more insatiable, creative powerhouses like London’s Squint/Opera are finding their logistical edge in the most logical of places: pipeline management. With the help of PipelineFX’s render farm management software Qube!™, Squint/Opera has recently rewired their pipeline to put speed, performance and task order first – a move that has transformed an under-utilized system into a venerable powerhouse of its own.
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Atomic Fiction Takes Flight with Shotgun Software
News: Atomic Fiction Takes Flight with Shotgun SoftwareVisual effects and animation studio Atomic Fiction was recently nominated for a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for their work on the crash sequence in Robert Zemeckis’ aviation drama Flight and it was Shotgun Software's Shotgun production management tool that kept the project organized. An agile, mid-size studio, Atomic Fiction strives to equip its artists with the best technology tools and Shotgun has been an integral part of that toolset since the studio launched in 2010.
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Faceware Technologies Brings a New Face to the Asian Animation Market
Faceware Technologies signs two reseller agreements to aggressively target Japan and China with its Facial Motion Capture Technology
Faceware Technologies, a leading provider of 3D facial motion capture solutions for the video game, film, television and commercial industries, today announced that it has dramatically increased its foothold in the Asian market by signing two new resellers: Japan’s Crescent Inc,. the exclusive distributor of Vicon Motion Capture Systems to the Japanese entertainment market, and Beijing Ou-Lei Technology, Co, Ltd., a successful supplier of entertainment equipment & solutions in China.
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Matt Welker Hired as Head of Client Care at Shotgun Software
News: Matt Welker Hired as Head of Client Care at Shotgun SoftwareShotgun Software, a leading pipeline tools developer for the visual effects, animation and video game industry, announced today that Matt Welker has joined the company as the Head of Client Care. Welker joins Shotgun from Pixar, where he served for three years as the Director of Technical Artists, and has previously worked at animation studio LAIKA, Tippett Studios and Toronto’s CORE Feature Animation.
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The Foundry and Luxology Join Forces
News: The Foundry and Luxology Join ForcesCombined group will provide a new avenue for computer graphics production
Leading visual effects software developer, The Foundry, today announced its merger with Luxology. The two companies are a great fit in terms of technology and markets. The combined portfolio will open doors to new ways of working, providing artists and designers with increased creative choice.
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PipelineFX Releases Qube!™ 6.4
News: PipelineFX Releases Qube!™ 6.4Render Farm Management Software Upgrade Brings Mobile Access, Augmented Priority Controls, and Workstation Management Tools to Render Pipelines
PipelineFX, makers of Qube!™, the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today the release of Qube! version 6.4. Along with new tools for smart farming, system supervisors can now access Qube! via their smartphones (MobileView), set priority limits for non-privileged users, and control how much of their workstation will be available to the render farm. All with what often amounts to a single click of their mouse.
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Digital Domain Media Group Initiates Strategic Realignment
Company Begins Cessation of Florida Studio Operations
Digital Domain Media Group, Inc. (NYSE: DDMG) today announced that it has initiated a strategic realignment that will enable it to focus its resources on its core business, Digital Domain Productions, Inc., a company focused on creating digital visual effects, CG animation and digital production for the entertainment and advertising industries. As a key part of this strategic realignment, DDMG has begun the cessation of its Port St. Lucie operations by reducing virtually its entire Port St. Lucie workforce, retaining approximately 20 employees who will remain as part of the wind-down.
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DIVE Makes A Splash In NYC: Feature Film Visual Effects Studio DIVE Brings Hollywood Talent To ShootersNYC Creative Aresenal
News: DIVE Makes A Splash In NYC: Feature Film Visual Effects Studio DIVE Brings Hollywood Talent To ShootersNYC Creative AresenalRecent Film Work Includes ''The Road,'' ''I Am Number Four,'' ''Safe,'' ''The Last Airbender,'' ''Chernobyl Diaries,'' and the Upcoming Feature ''Silver Linings Playbook''
ShootersNYC, the creative production/postproduction studio hybrid, has gone Hollywood adding a key weapon to its creative arsenal with DIVE, the Philadelphia-based visual effects division of ShootersINC known for their high-end work on numerous feature films such as ''The Road,'' ''I Am Number Four,'' ''Safe,'' ''The Last Airbender,'' ''Chernobyl Diaries,'' and the upcoming feature ''Silver Linings Playbook,'' starring Robert DeNiro and Bradley Cooper.
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Digital Domain Drives New Toyota Spot from Director Adam Berg
Digital Domain, a subsidiary of Digital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG) created an oppressive computer generated (CG) world to showcase Toyota’s new GT86 in a new spot titled “The Real Deal” from Stink director Adam Berg and Saatchi & Saatchi London. Berg, working with Saatchi & Saatchi's Andy Jex and Rob Potts, tapped Digital Domain to tell a story that mimics the car's key value - breaking out of a monotonous synthetic existence with the power, control and excitement of real life. Expertly wielding Digital Domain's deep digital production toolset, Berg worked with artists to create everything from digital characters to a stunning full virtual world. The spot aired August 17 in the UK.
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LightWave 3D Group Brings Real-Time Virtual Production Tools to Everyone
Industry-first real-time performance and data capture with Playstation Move device in LightWave 11.5 demonstrated at SIGGRAPH 2012; additional virtual studio tools in development
The LightWave® 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today it is making virtual production available to everyone with LightWave® 11.5’s Virtual Studio Tools, which offer real-time performance capture for virtual cameras, character puppeteering, and virtual lighting tools. Demonstrated publicly for the first time at SIGGRAPH 2012, actors used five individual Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Move controllers concurrently to capture and play back live performance in real-time using LightWave 11.5 Virtual Studio Tools.
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Digital Domain Institute and Florida State University Welcome Inaugural Classes to Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation and Digital Arts Program
Student Orientation Begins August 22 in West Palm Beach
Digital Domain Media Group, Inc., (NYSE:DDMG) the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts and the City of West Palm Beach announce the arrival of the inaugural classes of students to their pioneering public/private collaboration – an accredited four-year BFA degree program in Animation and Digital Arts. Student orientation begins August 22 in West Palm Beach, with classes starting August 27 in Tallahassee and West Palm Beach.
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Lucky Post Partners With Brian Buongiorno & Tone Visuals For Color, VFX & Finishing
News: Lucky Post Partners With Brian Buongiorno & Tone Visuals For Color, VFX & FinishingThe creative alliance between Brian Buongiorno’s Tone Visuals and Lucky Post brings high-end visual effects finishing and color services to the newly launched Dallas post house. Buongiorno designed Tone Visuals' new Dallas-based color and VFX suite at Lucky Post, and welcomes its first project next week.
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LightWave 3D Group Brings Real-Time Virtual Production Tools to Everyone
Industry-first real-time performance and data capture with Playstation Move device in LightWave 11.5 demonstrated at SIGGRAPH 2012; additional virtual studio tools in development
The LightWave® 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today it is making virtual production available to everyone with LightWave® 11.5’s Virtual Studio Tools, which offer real-time performance capture for virtual cameras, character puppeteering, and virtual lighting tools. Demonstrated publicly for the first time at SIGGRAPH 2012, actors used five individual Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Move controllers concurrently to capture and play back live performance in real-time using LightWave 11.5 Virtual Studio Tools.
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Grant Anderson Appointed Executive Director Of Sony 3D Technology Center
Sony Pictures Stereographer to Lead Industry Education and Collaboration on 3D Productions
Sony Pictures Technologies has tapped Grant Anderson as the new Executive Director of the “Sony 3D Technology Center,” located at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. The announcement was made by Chris Cookson, President, Sony Pictures Technologies and Chief Officer of the Sony 3D Technology Center, Sony Corporation of America, and Toshino Yuhaku, Senior Vice President, Corporate Alliances, Sony Pictures Entertainment.
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Digital Domain Helps “The Watch” Defend Earth Against Alien Invasion
Digital Domain Productions, a subsidiary of Digital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG), recently completed visual effects for "The Watch," 20th Century Fox's comedy starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade. Directed by Akiva Schaffer, the movie tells the story of four suburban guys who accidentally discover that their town has become overrun by aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites and save it (and the world) from extermination.
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PipelineFX’s New Suite of Products Simplifies Render Pipeline Complexity at SIGGRAPH 2012
Live Demos of New Mobile Render Farm Management App in Booth #516; Free Artist Workshop and Birds of a Feather Event Planned
This year at SIGGRAPH 2012, PipelineFX will be showing off two new additions to the Qube! render farm management family: a new app named Qube! MobileViewTM, which makes viewing and managing render tasks on a mobile device easy, and a CPU core coordinator called QBLockerTM. Live demos of each product will be held in booth #516. They will also be hosting a Birds of a Feather event and a free Qube! Artist Workshop on-site at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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The LightWave 3D Group Appoints Dominick Spina Vice President Worldwide Sales and Marketing
Former NVIDIA senior product manager for digital media and film to expand global reach through strategic sales, marketing and product development initiatives
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today Dominick Spina has joined the company as vice president of worldwide sales and marketing of the newly formed LightWave 3D Group. Spina will work closely with the LightWave 3D Group’s President Rob Powers to lead worldwide sales with strategic marketing and branding, the introduction of new products and technologies, and ongoing business and relationship development.
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Shotgun Announces Tank, A New Approach to Asset Management
Tank Delivers a Foundation and Flexible App Framework for Evolving Pipelines; Adds Integrated Asset Management to the Shotgun Production Tracking Platform
Shotgun Software, the pipeline tools developer for the visual effects and animation industry, today announced a new asset management solution called Tank, designed specifically to support rapid and constant pipeline evolution, while organizing and automating a studio’s file-based workflow. Tank is the third product available from Shotgun Software and is built on top of the Shotgun production tracking platform alongside Revolver, its all-in-one review and approval toolset. Shotgun Software will be demonstrating Tank at the SIGGRAPH Conference (Booth #837) at the Los Angeles Convention Center from August 7-9, 2012, and will host its annual User Group Meeting on Tuesday, August 7 at 2:00PM.
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Mediaproxy Illustrates the Evolution from Compliance Monitoring
News: Mediaproxy Illustrates the Evolution from Compliance MonitoringCompany to Preview New LogServer IP at IBC 2012
In just over a decade, broadcast logging has evolved from a narrow compliance role to a much broader range of monitoring and revenue generating capabilities for broadcasters, cable and satellite companies. At IBC, Mediaproxy will preview the company’s new LogServer IP, providing a compelling demonstration of how far logging technology has come.
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Faceware Technologies Launches Free Educational Program
News: Faceware Technologies Launches Free Educational ProgramStudents Can Now Create High-Fidelity Facial Performances Free of Charge
Faceware Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of 3D facial animation software and hardware for the video game, film, television and commercial industries, today announced that it is rolling out its Educational Program to educational institutions around the world. The new program, which is currently being tested by a select number of universities including the UK’s University of Portsmouth, will allow students to create high-fidelity facial animation with the Faceware Professional Software Products, free of charge. Faceware is showcasing the first student project created with its technology, Stina and the Wolf, in booth #1129 at Siggraph 2012.
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Digital Domain Media Group to Exhibit, Present at the SIGGRAPH 2012 Computer Graphics and Interactive Technology Conference
CEO John Textor Featured Speaker at Business Symposium; Digital Domain Institute Exhibits with Florida State University; Company Presents Panels and Courses; Recruits for “The Legend of Tembo” and Other Productions Underway in Florida, California and Vancouver
Digital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG) announced that the company will be presenting, exhibiting and recruiting at SIGGRAPH 2012 -- the computer graphics industry’s largest and most respected technical and creative conference, being held August 5 – 9 in Los Angeles.
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Reliance MediaWorks Joins Digital Domain Media Group’s 3D Technology Licensing Program
Digital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG) announced today that Reliance MediaWorks, an Indian film and entertainment services company and a member of the Reliance Group, has joined DDMG’s 3D technology licensing program. Through its licensing of DDMG’s technology, Reliance MediaWorks will leverage processes patented by DDMG to provide stereo 3D conversion services to feature films. Reliance MediaWorks, also Digital Domain’s preferred visual effects production partner in London and Mumbai, joins Prime Focus World and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, who have also licensed DDMG’s 3D technology for 2D-3D conversion services and consumer electronics respectively.
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Digital Domain Media Group Hires Sony Pictures Imageworks Veteran Jim Berney to Head Florida Studio
News: Digital Domain Media Group Hires Sony Pictures Imageworks Veteran Jim Berney to Head Florida StudioDigital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG) has named industry veteran Jim Berney Head of Studio at DDMG in Florida. Berney, an Academy Award® nominee who played a leadership role at Sony Pictures Imageworks’ New Mexico studio, will oversee the day-to-day operations of DDMG’s Florida studio, which creates visual effects for feature films, military and medical applications, sports teams and venues, and original animated feature films through Tradition Studios.
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Mothership and Digital Domain Create Second Action-Packed Teaser for "TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON" Video Game
News: Mothership and Digital Domain Create Second Action-Packed Teaser for "TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON" Video GameActivision Publishing, Inc. and High Moon Studios tapped Digital Domain and Mothership Director Neil Huxley to create the new teaser trailer for the highly anticipated TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON video game that premiered Monday, June 4, on SpikeTV’s GT.TV. Picking up where the first teaser (December 2011) ended, the new :90 short delivers a fast-paced, high-impact battle sequence revealing new hero characters including fan favorite METROPLEX. The full trailer can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyW5KMMDjZw .
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Shotgun and Revolver Streamline Prime Focus’ Global VFX Collaboration on Men In Black 3
News: Shotgun and Revolver Streamline Prime Focus’ Global VFX Collaboration on Men In Black 3Global entertainment services company Prime Focus World provides award-winning visual effects and stereo 3D conversion services to major studios around the world. Its visual effects artists have created breathtaking shots for top films such as Avatar, Tron: Legacy, and the Harry Potter, Twilight and X-Men franchises, and its stereo 3D technicians have converted blockbusters including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and Transformers: Dark of the Moon using its proprietary 2D-to-3D process, View-D.
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Former Creative and Character Designers from ILM, Digital Domain, and Imagemovers Digital Join Forces to Launch "Creature Art and Mechanics Digital"
News: Former Creative and Character Designers from ILM, Digital Domain, and Imagemovers Digital Join Forces to Launch "Creature Art and Mechanics Digital"New Company is Based in Marin County, CA, at Historic 32TEN Studios
A group of artists and technologists that helped bring “Davy Jones” to life in “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and made everyone’s favorite childhood robots leap into action in “Transformers,” have launched a new studio based in Marin County, CA. The men, formerly Creature and Character Designers from ILM, Digital Domain, and Imagemovers Digital, have launched "Creature Art and Mechanics Digital” (CAM Digital or CAMd). The announcement was made today by the new company’s founding partners Scott C. Smith, Timothy Naylor, Andrea Maiolo and Chad Vernon.
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Digital Domain and Mothership's Nike "Biomorph" Commercial Spot Honored at AICP Show
Recognized among the year's best in commercial advertising, piece will become part of the Museum of Modern Art's Department of Film Collection
Digital Domain and its commercial production company Mothership were honored by the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) at last night's 2012 AICP Show held at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. Nike "Biomorph," a 51-second short conceptualized, designed and directed by Mothership's David Rosenbaum for Nike, with visual effects by Digital Domain, was recognized in the Visual Effects category. Digital Domain's Aladino Debert served as visual effects supervisor on the spot. (See it here).
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Digital Domain Names Jason Dowdeswell Vancouver Head of Production
News: Digital Domain Names Jason Dowdeswell Vancouver Head of ProductionDigital Domain Productions, a subsidiary of Digital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG), has named Jason Dowdeswell head of production for its Vancouver studio. The 20-year industry veteran will oversee operations for all of the company’s Vancouver-based productions, talent and teams, as well as collaborations with Digital Domain’s Venice, Calif., San Francisco, Florida, London and Mumbai Digital Domain visual effects teams.
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New Professional Product Line Puts Faceware’s Complete Facial Animation Tool Suite Into Animators’ Hands
Faceware’s New End-to-End Tool Suite Helps Animators Create High-Fidelity Facial Performances 3-10x Faster than Hand Keying
Faceware Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of 3D facial animation software for the video game, film, television and commercial industries, today announced that it has launched its Faceware Professional Product Line, a low-cost, start-to-finish facial animation tool suite built to capture, analyze and create realistic facial performances 3-10x faster than hand keying that same performance. The Faceware Professional Product Line, which until now has only been in production testing at select studios, includes completely updated versions of the Faceware Head-Mounted Camera System (HMCS) and Faceware Retargeter, and a brand new product called Faceware Analyzer. This marks the first time Faceware has offered all of its internal technologies for use in studios.
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Digital Domain Media Group Collaborates with twofour54 to Develop Abu Dhabi Film Industry
DDMG to Establish New Animation/VFX Studio and Digital Domain Institute at twofour54
At the Cannes Film Festival today, digital production company Digital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG), and twofour54, the Abu Dhabi government-backed media and entertainment hub, announced that they are collaborating to drive development of the local film, TV and media production industry in the Middle East.
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Luma Pictures Brings Lauded Agency Producer Vicki Mayer In House
Luma Pictures has taken a strong step forward in making its commercial department a more prominent component of the firm's offering by bringing in veteran agency producer, Vicki Mayer. Mayer will hold the title of Executive Producer, Commercial Content, and will be responsible for overseeing advertising-related VFX project work, staffing the growing commercial wing and expanding and establishing client relationships in a wide array of industry categories.
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Ex-Weta Digital Vet David Bennett Joins Faceware Technologies
Faceware Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of 3D facial animation software for the video game, film, television and commercial industries, today announced that David Bennett will be head up sales efforts for the Company’s facial animation software in Europe and India, as well as build studio and channel relationships in those regions. Mr. Bennett is an award-winning artist who is recognized throughout the film and video game industry for his facial animation work on such films as “Avatar,” “The Adventures of Tintin”, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, and “Beowulf.”
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RadiantGrid And Cinnafilm Debut Unprecedented Processing Speeds For Standards Conversion At The 2012 NAB SHOW
Joint Solution Offers Faster-Than-Real-Time Video Processing Within a File-Based Workflow
RadiantGrid Technologies, the developer of leading-edge transcoding, transformation and New Media Automation™ service platforms, and Cinnafilm® Inc, a specialty engineering firm recognized for excellence in file-based image optimization and standards conversion, will demonstrate a solution that offers unprecedented processing speeds for standards conversion and transcoding at the 2012 NAB Show (Booth SU7919).
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Shotgun and Tweak Reinvent Review with Revolver
News: Shotgun and Tweak Reinvent Review with RevolverRevolver provides modern digital studios with a powerful new way to review, iterate, and collaborate on work at any time, from any location, on any device.
Shotgun announced it has teamed up with Tweak on a new product called Revolver that provides digital studios with an all-in-one review toolset. Revolver combines production tracking and review, making it easy for teams in any location to view their latest work in context of the cut, browse and compare iterations, annotate on images, write notes, and collaborate on work in real-time.
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Digital Domain Institute Opens Doors to Inaugural Class Today
The Digital Domain Institute (DDI), an animation and digital arts institute powered by Digital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG) and the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts (FSU), opened its doors to its inaugural class of students today in West Palm Beach.
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14 Academy Award-Nominated Movies: One Thing in Common
Digital Artists Worldwide Used Autodesk Digital Entertainment Creation Software to Create 2011's Most Celebrated Movies
Digital artists devoted days and years behind the scenes to help create the movie magic seen in many of this year's Academy Award-nominated films. In the categories for Best Visual Effects and Best Animated Film (Feature and Short) in particular, many artists relied on the same set of tools -- Digital Entertainment Creation (DEC) software from Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK).
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LAIKA Licenses Shotgun Software For Stop-Motion Animation & VFX Work
Deployed for stop-motion animated feature ParaNorman, Shotgun proves effective in enhancing collaboration within data-heavy stop-motion pipelines
Shotgun Software announced that leading animation studio LAIKA has purchased a site license of Shotgun to manage production and enhance collaboration for stop-motion and VFX work throughout its Portland, Oregon studio. LAIKA implemented the flexible, web-based solution as a central platform for modernizing production management of the data-heavy stop-motion process on its upcoming 3D animated feature ParaNorman, releasing August 17, 2012 from Focus Features.
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Spy Opens Doors On New Creative Studio In Santa Monica
News: Spy Opens Doors On New Creative Studio In Santa MonicaEmmy Award-winning Artist Scott Rader Joins Team
SPY, a FotoKem company offering creative finishing services for commercials and feature films, has opened a new studio in Santa Monica, Calif. SPY: LA extends the capabilities of its main facility in San Francisco, and will specialize in VFX based commercial productions. SPY: LA began work in December on a number of visually compelling spots for such clients as UPS, Asics, THQ/UFC, Hillshire Farm and Canon. The new West Coast locale is within FotoKem's award-winning sound studio Margarita Mix.
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Digital Domain’s Neil Huxley Directs Epic Show Open for UFC®
News: Digital Domain’s Neil Huxley Directs Epic Show Open for UFC®New Sequence Retells the Rise of the Sport from Humble Beginnings to Mainstream with Score from 14th St. Music, LLC, a Hans Zimmer Company
Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) brand, turned to Digital Domain to create a new show open for its legendary matches, set for debut at UFC® 143: DIAZ vs. CONDIT live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Saturday, February 4.
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Digital Domain Strengthens Feature Film Visual Effects Division with New VP David Lipman
News: Digital Domain Strengthens Feature Film Visual Effects Division with New VP David LipmanFormer DreamWorks Animation and Framestore executive to drive company’s visual effects business
Digital Domain Productions, a subsidiary of Digital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG), has named David Lipman vice president of features visual effects production. The 30-year industry veteran, a former executive at DreamWorks Animation, Framestore and USAnimation, brings expertise in visual effects, animation, production and development to the company. He will be based in Digital Domain's Venice, California studio reporting to Jody Madden, who has been promoted to senior vice president of global studio operations, overseeing production, technology and operations for all of Digital Domain's worldwide studios.
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HPA Tech Retreat Preps Attendees for Ongoing Industry Climate Changes
Inspiring Demonstrations, Collegial Atmosphere and Unparalleled Sessions Bring Experts from Entertainment, Government and Research Together in Vibrant Exchange
The Hollywood Post Alliance® has announced the lineup for the HPA Tech Retreat®, set to take place February 13 -17 at the Hyatt Grand Champions in Indian Wells, CA. The HPA Tech Retreat is the annual conference that brings together thought leaders from digital and content creation, media and entertainment, forensics, medicine, digital imaging, to academic research.
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Digital Domain’s Work Nominated for Two Academy Awards®
Real Steel and Transformers: Dark of the Moon nominated for Visual Effects Oscar®
Digital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG), a leading digital production company focused on visual effects, original content animation and studio co-productions, announced that two of the feature films it worked on this year have been nominated for the visual effects Academy Award®; "Real Steel" and "Transformers: Dark of the Moon".
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A.M.P.A.S.® To Honor ARRI And Fraunhofer Engineers With Academy Award Of Merit®
News: A.M.P.A.S.® To Honor ARRI And Fraunhofer Engineers With Academy Award Of Merit®ARRI is pleased to announce that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (©A.M.P.A.S.®) will honor the ARRILASER film recorder with an Academy Award of Merit® in the form of an Oscar Statuette® during a ceremony on Feb. 11 in Beverly Hills.
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Digital Domain Media Group Announces 3D Conversion Technology Licensing Program
Digital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG), a leading digital production company focused on visual effects, original content animation and major studio co-productions, today announced its today announced its 3D conversion technology licensing program. Digital Domain Media Group's wholly-owned subsidiary, Digital Domain Stereo Group ("DDSG"), formerly In-Three, owns the six U.S. patents that represent the original commerially feasible computerized process for converting 2-dimensional filmed imagery into 3-dimensional stereoscopic imagery. These patents, developed by In-Three, relate to methods for employing basic visual effects tools and processes in the performance of 3D conversions and the subsequent distribution of the converted images. The DDSG patents provide fundamental coverage of any modern conversion process that involves rotoscoping (i.e., computerized, semi-automatic and and semi-automatic conversion with roto), and relate to any conversion process that includes horizontal image displacement/transform.
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Digital Domain Institute Announces Licensing by Florida Department of Education
Students to receive education and professional certified training through collaboration between Digital Domain Institute and The Florida State University
Florida is now home to a newly licensed, world-class animation and digital arts institute powered by Digital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG), the parent company of Hollywood visual effects studio, Digital Domain. Through a public-private collaboration with The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts, the new Digital Domain Institute (DDI) will stand in a class of its own, offering programs that combine creative and technical training with hands-on immersion in a studio environment. DDI received its licensing in September from the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education.
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Digital Domain Creates an Emotional Story for Powerful "TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON" Teaser
News: Digital Domain Creates an Emotional Story for Powerful "TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON" TeaserActivision Publishing, Inc and High Moon Studios tapped Digital Domain and Mothership Director Neil Huxley to create the unexpected teaser for "TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON" that premiered December 10th during the 2011 Video Game Awards show on Spike TV. Powerful and dark, with a filmic look and feel, the :90 piece hooks gamers with emotional imagery, a haunting track and redemptive story, and reveals the entree of popular 'bots into the Transformers game world for the first time.
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Animation Company General Gau Launches in Boston
News: Animation Company General Gau Launches in BostonVeteran Character Animator Anders Beer Teams with Brickyard VFX to Offer Custom Character Animation
Renowned character animator Anders Beer has teamed up with Brickyard VFX co-owners Dave Waller and Geoff McAuliffe to launch General Gau, a hybrid animation/production company dedicated to creating custom character-based content. Based out of Brickyard’s Boston office, General Gau offers a specialized talent pool and customized internal pipeline to leverage in-depth, high quality character animation.
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NVIDIA Maximus Revolutionizes the Workstation
Breakthrough Technology Delivers New Era of Speed and Productivity for Millions of Design and Creative Professionals
After 25 years of design and creative professionals anticipating a workstation that simultaneously performs complex analysis and visualization, NVIDIA announced today its arrival, with the introduction of NVIDIA® Maximus™ technology.
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Digital Domain Standardizes on Tweak Software’s RV-SDI and RV for Stereo Dailies and Image/Sequence Review
News: Digital Domain Standardizes on Tweak Software’s RV-SDI and RV for Stereo Dailies and Image/Sequence ReviewRV enables a common viewing and collaboration experience on desktops, conference rooms, and screening rooms across Digital Domain studios
Tweak Software announces that digital production studio Digital Domain has standardized on Tweak’s RV and RV-SDI software to enable a common collaborative viewing experience from desktops to screening rooms for image, sequence and 2K stereo dailies review throughout its studios.
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Digital Domain Brings Movie-Scale Stereo Effects to “2 Worlds” for Sony
News: Digital Domain Brings Movie-Scale Stereo Effects to “2 Worlds” for SonyTo create a new stereo 3D spot that would live up to Sony’s tagline for its 3D home entertainment products, “Don’t just watch. Feel,” Grey London and Spy Films tapped the masters of complex visuals at Digital Domain. The studio worked with director Arev Manoukian to create “2 Worlds,” a 60 second spot that features movie-scale visual effects and handles stereo 3D artfully to shatter the barrier between story and audience.
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