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"Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"
News: "Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"Big Block Creates Futuristic Drone Squadron for Subaru and DDB Canada
Bicoastal digital production and design studio Big Block produced the live action shoot, virtual obstacle course and animated drone fleet for the television, cinema and online commercial “Subaru WRX STI vs. the Drones.” To show off the 2015 Subaru WRX STI’s best-in-its-class high performance power and impeccable control, DDB Canada’s Toronto office developed the concept of a futuristic autocross course made of CG drone quadcopters to challenge the WRX STI with real-time precision driving.
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For Canadian Actor/Producer/Writer Corey Large, The Drug Drama ‘Kid Cannabis’ out April 18 Is Just the First of Many Feature Films for One of The Busiest Movie Producers In North America This Year
News: For Canadian Actor/Producer/Writer Corey Large, The Drug Drama ‘Kid Cannabis’ out April 18 Is Just the First of Many Feature Films for One of The Busiest Movie Producers In North America This YearProduction in the Works with Martin Scorsese, Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Bruce Willis, Pierce Bronson, Anne Hathaway, 50 Cent, Mila Kunis and Liam Neeson
Meet actor, writer and producer Corey Large, who’s emerging as one of the most sough-after producers in Hollywood and Canada – with nearly 15 projects slated for release in 2014/15. Born in Victoria, this B.C. boy who has been under the radar is now flying high working with a dream team of A-listers . We’re talking the likes of Martin Scorsese, Russell Crowe, Mark Wahlberg, John Cusack, Pierce Brosnan, Anne Hathaway, 50 Cent, Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, and the list goes on!
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ARRI Unveils L5 LED Fresnel
News: ARRI Unveils L5 LED FresnelARRI is pleased to announce the newest member of the L-Series, the compact and lightweight L5. The L-Series started with the L7, an LED Fresnel with the same light qualities as a traditional tungsten Fresnel but with the added features of full CCT tuneability and color selection. The L5 now extends this successful line of products in a smaller, more portable form.
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ARRI Pro Camera Accessories Expand Support
News: ARRI Pro Camera Accessories Expand SupportARRI Pro Camera Accessories (PCA) continue to expand with more options for shooters needing high-quality, rugged equipment that will last on a variety of cameras. Relying on customer feedback and demand, these latest offerings from PCA will support cameras for cinema, broadcast, documentaries and more.
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ARRI Electronic Control System To Include More Camera and Lens Compatibility
News: ARRI Electronic Control System To Include More Camera and Lens CompatibilityARRI’s Electronic Control System is a sophisticated toolset for remote camera and lens control. It includes the award-winning WCU-4 wireless hand unit, which displays extensive lens data when used with ALEXA Plus and Studio cameras, as well as its smaller companion, the SXU-1 single axis hand unit controlling either focus, iris, or zoom. A range of new motor controllers gives the Electronic Control System complete operational autonomy, allowing the WCU-4 and other system elements to be used with all types of cameras, including the new ARRI AMIRA cameras and other third-party cameras.
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ARRI Previews New ARRIRAW Converter (ARC) 3.1 at NAB
News: ARRI Previews New ARRIRAW Converter (ARC) 3.1 at NABARRI is currently working on a new version of ARRIRAW Converter that will be optimized for the new Mac Pro and updated to support the latest features in OS X Mavericks. ARC 3.1 will be previewed at NAB.
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BLUEFISH444 Announces Windows & Mac OSX 4K/2K SDI Preview for Assimilate Scratch & Scratch LAB V8
Windows 4K 60p & Mac OSX 2K 12-bit SDI Preview for DI workflows
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced that it has developed Windows 4K and Mac OSX 2K SDI preview for ASSIMILATE SCRATCH® and SCRATCH Lab® V8.
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MA 135/T1.9 Completes Master Anamorphic Family from ZEISS and ARRI
News: MA 135/T1.9 Completes Master Anamorphic Family from ZEISS and ARRIComprehensive Range of High-Performance Anamorphic Cine Lenses Now Availablele on the Market
ARRI and ZEISS will be presenting the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic MA135/T1.9 at their booths at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas. This lens completes the Master Anamorphic family, bringing it to a total of seven focal lengths.
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EFILM Installs First Baselight Grading Suite
News: EFILM Installs First Baselight Grading SuiteColourist Tom Reiser Uses Baselight System to Create Distinctive Look for Action Adventure Release DIVERGENT
Hollywood post-production facility EFILM—a Deluxe Media Creative Services company and a long-time innovator in digital intermediate technology—has added to its toolset by installing a Baselight colour grading suite from FilmLight.
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The Studio-B&H Showcases Bluefish444 4K Workflow Solutions at NAB 2014
Assimilate SCRATCH 8 & Adobe Premiere 4K SDI display via Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, is pleased to announce that The Studio-B&H is demonstrating Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova workflows supporting Adobe Premiere & Assimilate SCRATCH 8 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas April 7th - 10th 2014.
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Bluefish444 Announces Price Reduction for Synpase Mini Converters
SDI to HDMI Conversion, HDMI to SDI Conversion & Analog to SDI Conversion
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards and mini converters, announced an immediate price reduction for its Synapse mini converters from $USD 899 to $USD 595.
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XDT Showcases Catapult® Suite At NAB 2014
Announces free version of Catapult Server
XDT Pty. Ltd., a developer of advanced software-based solutions for high-speed data transfers, is showcasing the latest version of its flagship Catapult suite of products at NAB 2014.
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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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DIVE VFX Staffs Up In New York; Tapped For VFX On New Event Series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”
News: DIVE VFX Staffs Up In New York; Tapped For VFX On New Event Series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”DIVE, the visual effects division of ShootersINC, has staffed up their New York studio to take on multiple visual effects projects including the new, 13-part event series, “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” presented by FOX and National Geographic Channel. The series made a historic debut on ten 21st Century Fox networks on Sunday, March 9th. A follow-up to the 1980s television series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” which was presented by Carl Sagan, the new series’ host is Neil deGrasse Tyson, with Executive Producers Ann Druyan, Seth MacFarlane, Mitchell Cannold, and Brannon Braga. DIVE is one of 12 visual effects studios around the globe working on the new series.
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Big Block Design Group Creates Epic Main Title and Show Open for "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"
News: Big Block Design Group Creates Epic Main Title and Show Open for "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"BBDG Pays Tribute To Carl Sagan In A Stunning Vision of the Galaxy
Big Block Design Group (BBDG) designed and created the main title and show open for "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," the long-awaited follow-up to "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," Carl Sagan’s profound and iconic exploration of the universe.
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Prism & Pixels Grows with FilmLight
News: Prism & Pixels Grows with FilmLightIndia’s Boutique Post-House Expands with Additional Baselight Suites
Prism & Pixels – which has served the post-production market in India for over six years – recently added its third state of the art FilmLight digital intermediate (DI) grading suite to its facilities, and is in the process of ordering a fourth. It now has two Baselight grading theatrical suites, in addition to a Baselight Assist for backroom conform, file management, 3D-stereo alignment and rendering.
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Bluefish444 Introduces Fluid Ingestore & Fluid Ingestore DNxHD Compatible with All Epoch & Create Video Cards
Ingest and Store Multiple Simultaneous SDI Streams, Recording Directly to Uncompressed and/or AVID Compatible DNxHD Media Files.
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, introduces Fluid INGESTORE & Fluid DNxHD INGESTORE for multi-channel HD/SD SDI ingest for use with Epoch and Create video cards running on Windows. Fluid INGESTORE & Fluid DNxHD INGESTORE are available immediately.
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LightSpace CMS display calibration system integrates with FUJIFILM ISmini, with Light Illusion made European IS-mini distributor
News: LightSpace CMS display calibration system integrates with FUJIFILM ISmini, with Light Illusion made European IS-mini distributorUK based colour management specialist, Light Illusion, has announced the integration of its LightSpace CMS colour management system with the FUJIFILM IS-mini 3D LUT box. With this integration, users of the LightSpace CMS can now perform automated calibration of any display using the IS-Mini as a patch and signal generator, under direct control of LightSpace CMS, building custom calibration LUTs that can be directly up-loaded into the IS-mini.
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19 Scientific And Technical Achievements To Be Honored With Academy Awards®
Peter W. Anderson to receive Gordon E. Sawyer Award; Charles “Tad” Marburg to receive John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 19 scientific and technical achievements represented by 52 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 15, at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
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Company 3®, London Adds Top Talent Claire McGrane to Lead UK Facility
News: Company 3®, London Adds Top Talent Claire McGrane to Lead UK FacilityAward-winning post house Company 3, a Deluxe Creative Services company, today announced that Claire McGrane is joining the London facility to lead the team. In doing so, she also joins the senior global management team for the Company 3 group.
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Romancing “Her”
News: Romancing “Her”The Room Completes Post Production for Oscar®-nominated Filmmaker Spike Jonze’s Original Love Story Exploring the Evolving Nature—and the Risks—of Intimacy in the Modern World.
In Annapurna Pictures’ "Her," Director Spike Jonze tells a story, set in the slight future, of Theodore, a complex, soulful man who becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system that promises to be an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Rooney Mara, and featuring the voice of Scarlett Johansson, the film has attracted extraordinary critical praise as well as Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Score and Best Original Song.
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ShootersNYC Signs Editor Debbie Mcmurtrey To Diverse Roster Of Editorial Talent
News: ShootersNYC Signs Editor Debbie Mcmurtrey To Diverse Roster Of Editorial TalentShootersNYC, the creative multi-dimensional content company, has signed Editor Debbie McMurtrey to the company’s diverse roster, which also includes Editors Anthony Marinelli, Dave Bradley, and Mark Hutchinson; as well as a large resource of editorial, design, visual effects, and post talent within the Shooters family of companies.
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ARRI Hosts Nebraska & Monuments Men Event
News: ARRI Hosts Nebraska & Monuments Men EventReflecting its long-running association with the Berlin International Film Festival, yesterday ARRI hosted a well-attended Berlinale event at the city’s famous Hotel Adlon with cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, ASC, who recently used ARRI ALEXA cameras and the ARRIRAW format to shoot the anamorphic feature films "Nebraska" and "The Monuments Men."
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Light Iron Taps Executive Producer to Oversee NY Operations SoHo Facility Doubles in Square Footage
News: Light Iron Taps Executive Producer to Oversee NY Operations SoHo Facility Doubles in Square FootageLight Iron – a post production leader specializing in content originated on file-based motion cameras – has hired Executive Producer Jean Lane for a newly created role to lead its growing New York facility. Lane’s move from Goldcrest Post comes as Light Iron expands their SoHo operations.
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Rich Joneleit joins the ARRI CSC New Jersey Camera Rental Team
News: Rich Joneleit joins the ARRI CSC New Jersey Camera Rental TeamARRI CSC, the largest full service equipment rental group in the United States, is pleased to announce the addition of Rich Joneleit to the camera rental office in New Jersey. In his role as Camera Rental Agent he will report to Camera Rental Manager Lynn “Gus” Gustafson and will be responsible for establishing and maintaining strong client relationships.
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Big Block Live Announces New Director Signings
News: Big Block Live Announces New Director SigningsBig Block Live to Represent Modern Storytellers Josh + Vince, GHOST+COW and Joe Sabia
Big Block Live has announced its first directorial roster, signing directors Josh + Vince, GHOST+COW and Joe Sabia for exclusive representation in North America. Collectively, these are writer/directors who create integrated campaigns across all platforms, who know how to build and captivate audiences and who understand the importance of distribution and destination to story.
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Technicolor – PostWorks New York Supports Numerous Films Screening at Sundance
In a sign of its ongoing commitment to independent film, Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, provided post production services for eight films screening at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The facility delivered a variety of creative and technical services, ranging from editorial systems to color grading, for the films, which include two dramatic features, a comedy feature, three feature-length documentaries and two shorts.
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Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
News: Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
Mistika's Award-Winning Grading and Workflow Technology plays a Crucial Role at Park Road Post Production in "The Hobbit Trilogy"
SGO's award-winning Mistika DI Colour Grading post systems form the core at Park Road Post Production and were utilised again in epic fantasy film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), the second film in "The Hobbit Trilogy" directed by Peter Jackson.
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ALT Systems Appoints New Director of Sales
News: ALT Systems Appoints New Director of SalesMichael Ogorek Joins as Sales Executive, Bringing Wealth of Experience to Company
ALT Systems, a full-service systems integrator and workflow solutions provider, has appointed Michael Ogorek to the new role of director of sales. Ogorek will be responsible for managing sales activities for all of ALT Systems’ products and services including Autodesk® Creative Finishing products, Colorfront’s on-set dailies solutions, game development packages, compositing, editing, color correction, restoration, data storage, networking, rendering, archiving and large format film recording solutions.
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Technicolor – PostWorks New York Names Clark Henderson to Lead Burgeoning Film Unit
Highly regarded post production executive and supervisor to manage relations with studios and independent producers.
Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, has appointed veteran post production executive Clark Henderson as Senior Vice President, Theatrical Services. Henderson, who will report to COO Rob DeMartin, will act as liaison to the facility’s studio and independent producer clients and oversee post production operations for theatrical motion pictures.
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ARRI CSC Appoints Chris Mackarell As Digital Workflow Manager
News: ARRI CSC Appoints Chris Mackarell As Digital Workflow ManagerARRI CSC, the largest full service equipment rental group in the United States, is pleased to announce that Chris MacKarell has been promoted to Digital Workflow Manager. He will continue to oversee ARRI CSC’s Digital Workflow and On Set activities for New Jersey and Florida facilities while at the same time contributing to ARRI Rental Group product development and Technical Marketing.
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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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Mexico’s Color Space Expands with FilmLight
News: Mexico’s Color Space Expands with FilmLight- Baselight ONE and Slate added to new, affordable colour suite -
Color Space, the leading commercials finishing house in Mexico, has opened its third colour suite, incorporating a further Baselight ONE grading system and a Slate control panel from FilmLight.
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ARRI Offers Lighting Resource with new Photometrics App
The new ARRI Photometrics App for iPhone and iPad gives quick access to the properties and luminous outputs for ARRI’s renowned light fixtures. Created for lighting and cinematography professionals this free application is now available in the iTunes store. Once downloaded, this valuable tool puts a wealth of information right at your fingertips, whenever you need it – whether on set or shooting in remote locations.
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"Side By Side" Producers Choose KODAK Film to Archive Critically Acclaimed Documentary
News: "Side By Side" Producers Choose KODAK Film to Archive Critically Acclaimed DocumentaryProducers Keanu Reeves and Justin Szlasa have chosen to create a film element of their feature documentary "Side by Side" on KODAK VISION3 Color Digital Intermediate Film 2254. This intermediate post production step will also provide the producers with a master for making 35mm film prints. The 2254 will then be archived at the Academy Film Archive, which is providing substantial and instrumental support to preserve this culturally significant exploration into the evolution of digital and film formats.
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Ben Eagleton Builds Sydney Grading Facility Around FilmLight
News: Ben Eagleton Builds Sydney Grading Facility Around FilmLightLeading Australian colourist sets up new home for Baselight system
Internationally-renowned colourist, Ben Eagleton, has returned to Sydney to establish his colour grading facility BE, in Surry Hills. Famed for his award-winning TV commercials and music videos, Ben started his new post-production venture in July 2013. With a wealth of international experience and expertise in grading high production value projects, Ben made a choice when kitting out his own facility to standardise on Baselight for grading, offering clients the flexibility to manage content in the most complex post-production workflows without compromising creativity.
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Technicolor – PostWorks New York Services Three Films Screening at Camerimage
Facility continues its close association with the Polish cinematography festival, which will include screenings of “Fading Gigolo,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and “Inside Llewyn Davis.”
Technicolor – PostWorks, New York, provided post production services for three films screening this month at Camerimage, the world’s leading international film festival celebrating cinematographers and the craft of cinematography. They include "Fading Gigolo¸" whose director, John Turturro, will receive the festival’s Special Award for an Actor-Director, as well as Inside "Llewyn Davis and Lee Daniels’ The Butler," which will compete for the festival’s coveted Golden Frog Award in its Main Competition. The 21st Camerimage International Film Festival will be held November 16 – 23 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
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SMPTE Fellow Chris Cookson Earns Only Individual Honor at Engineering Emmy® Awards
Cookson, President of Sony Pictures Technologies, Is Honored With Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement 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 congratulates SMPTE fellow Chris Cookson, president of Sony Pictures Technologies, on receiving the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, the only individual honor awarded during the 65th Primetime Engineering Emmy® Awards held Oct.23 in Hollywood.
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FilmLight Strengthens Middle East Reseller Network With Appointment Of Media Group International
News: FilmLight Strengthens Middle East Reseller Network With Appointment Of Media Group InternationalFilmLight, the leading colour grading and workflow specialist, has strengthened its sales channel in Qatar and the wider Gulf regions with the appointment of Media Group International (MGI), a leading independent media systems integrator headquartered in Doha.
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Filmlight Offers A New Integrated Color Grading Option For Facilities With Baselight Plus
News: Filmlight Offers A New Integrated Color Grading Option For Facilities With Baselight PlusSimple turnkey package complete with Baselight ONE, Slate control panel PLUS Editions licences, hardware and software support for $65k
Leading color grading solutions developer FilmLight is offering its users and boutique post houses a new workflow option for uncompromised grading. Baselight PLUS is supplied as a complete package — including installation if required — with options for editors and with hardware and software support at an unprecedented price point.
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In Major Expansion Big Block Launches Big Block NY
News: In Major Expansion Big Block Launches Big Block NYBig Block Live And Big Block Entertainment Group To Develop and Produce Branded Content, Live Theater, Feature Films and Television
Big Block has extended its reach with a major expansion to New York City and the creation of two new divisions dedicated to multi-screen content: Big Block Live and Big Block Entertainment Group/BBEG. Through Big Block Live, the studio will continue to specialize in branded content, live action production and design for commercials, broadcast, interactive and mobile platforms, while serving as a local interface for Big Block Design Group/BBDG and the studio’s VFX, DI (digital intermediate) and finishing services in Santa Monica. Big Block Live will also sign and represent its own roster of directorial talent. Big Block Entertainment Group is producing live theater for Broadway and other stages, feature films and television. Big Block Entertainment Group represents the most significant creative and financial evolution of the Big Block brand since its inception. The group will acquire the rights for the properties they will develop and will also co-finance their production partnerships.
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Light Iron Guides Canon’s Project Imaginat10n to Finish
Imaginative Series of Short Films Debuts
LightIron – a post production leader in 4K color and finishing – provided on-set color, data management, and final color for the celebrity-directed short films that premiered at the Canon Project Imaginat10n Film Festival last night at Lincoln Center in New York City. The event was presented by two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard.
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Filmlight Broadens Colour Grading Capabilities Within Avid
News: Filmlight Broadens Colour Grading Capabilities Within AvidWindows version of Baselight for Avid now available
With the demand for perfect colour control now everywhere in the professional post workflow, FilmLight is taking another important step forward with the launch of its Windows version of Baselight for Avid. This is part of the Baselight Editions range which delivers the key elements of the world’s most powerful colour grading software as a plug-in for existing post tools.
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Technicolor – PostWorks New York Serves “The Butler”
News: Technicolor – PostWorks New York Serves “The Butler”Facility provides editorial conforming and color grading services in its third recent collaboration with Director Lee Daniels.
Final post-production finishing for "Lee Daniels’ The Butler," Director Lee Daniel’s epic story about race relations in America, was completed at Technicolor – PostWorks, New York. It marked the facility’s third recent collaboration with Daniels and his production team, following Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire and "The Paperboy."
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Award-Winning Image-Science Expert Bill Feightner Joins Colorfront As CTO
News: Award-Winning Image-Science Expert Bill Feightner Joins Colorfront As CTOColorfront, 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 the appointment of multi-award-winning, image-science expert, Bill Feightner, as its new chief technology officer.
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Cluster Studio adds FLUX Store from FilmLight
News: Cluster Studio adds FLUX Store from FilmLight- Mexico based animation studio and post-production specialist adds FLUX Store to help cater for growing data demands -
To cater for the increasing demand of high-resolution projects, Cluster Studio — which has served the post-production market in Latin America for almost a decade — recently added FLUX Store, the new post-production storage solution from FilmLight.
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Technicolor - PostWorks New York Provides Finishing Services for Indie Comedy “Last Weekend”
News: Technicolor - PostWorks New York Provides Finishing Services for Indie Comedy “Last Weekend”Martin Zeichner graded the dark comedy set in Northern California and starring Patricia Clarkson.
Technicolor – PostWorks New York recently completed final post-production work for "Last Weekend," a dark comedy from first-time directors Tom Dolby and Tom Williams. Martin Zeichner applied the final grade to the film, the story of an upscale family’s Labor Day holiday at their estate in Northern California. Zeichner worked under the supervision of Dolby, Williams and cinematographer Paula Huidobro, who captured principal photography with an ARRI Alexa. "Last Weekend" stars Patricia Clarkson and Zachary Booth.
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Hungarian FilmLab Selects MTI Film’s CORTEX::Dailies for New Digital Dailies Service
Europe’s BoneheadZ oversees installation of the most comprehensive digital dailies system in Eastern Europe.
The Hungarian FilmLab (Magyar Filmlabor), Hungary’s largest provider of film laboratory and post-production services, has purchased MTI Film’s flagship dailies processing solution, CORTEX::Control Dailies Ultimate Edition. FilmLab will employ CORTEX::Dailies to service feature and television productions working in Hungary and throughout Europe. The system is capable of processing camera data from all popular digital cinema cameras, including cameras made by Sony, ARRI, Canon and RED, and creating media required for editorial, review and back-up, with or without applied color grading.
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Sony Pictures Digital Productions Applies Finishing Touch to “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”
News: Sony Pictures Digital Productions Applies Finishing Touch to “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”Sound and DI teams pay a return visit to Swallow Falls and the results are delicious.
Post-production work for Sony Pictures Animation’s "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2," the much anticipated sequel to the 2009 hit, was completed by Sony Pictures Digital Productions (SPDP) on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City. SPDP talent oversaw sound editorial, sound mixing, color grading and editorial finishing for the animated movie, working alongside their counterparts from Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) and Sony Pictures Animation , who created the film’s final animation. It’s the latest project to utilize an integrated workflow linking production, animation, visual effects and post production operations on the Sony lot. "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" released nationwide in 2D and 3D on September 27th.
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Technicolor – PostWorks New York Posts Five Films Screening at the Toronto International Film Festival
News: Technicolor – PostWorks New York Posts Five Films Screening at the Toronto International Film FestivalFacility continues is long-standing support for exceptional independent films with “Fading Gigolo,” “One Chance,” “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her,” “The Armstrong Lie,” “12.12.12: The Concert for Sandy Relief.”
Technicolor – PostWorks, New York, provided post-production services to five films that screened at this month’s Toronto International Film Festival. They included three narrative films, John Turturro’s "Fading Gigolo," David Frankel’s "One Chance," and Ned Benson’s "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her," as well as Alex Gibney’s documentary "The Armstrong Lie," and The Weinstein Company’s concert film "12.12.12: The Concert for Sandy Relief."
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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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Park Road Post Production wins an IBC2013 Innovation Award with leading Technology Partner SGO
News: Park Road Post Production wins an IBC2013 Innovation Award with leading Technology Partner SGOSGO Mistika's Unique workflow helped to produce world's first HFR Stereo 3D in The Hobbit Trilogy
SGO is thrilled to announce that Park Road Post Production won an IBC2013 Innovation Award this week for their pioneering work on “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) – the world’s first High Frame Rate Stereoscopic 3D feature film – directed by Peter Jackson. Arguably one of the most significant developments in the last 80 years of cinema, Park Road - with technology partner SGO - spearheaded innovation throughout the acquisition and post production pipeline that provides new creative opportunities to all filmmakers, and a new exciting experience for film audiences.
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New ARRI SXU-1 Single-Axis Wireless Lens Control
News: New ARRI SXU-1 Single-Axis Wireless Lens ControlARRI’s Wireless System is a sophisticated toolset for controlling lens and camera functions on set. At IBC 2013 ARRI is announcing a new product in the Wireless System line-up – the SXU-1, a single-axis hand unit for wireless iris or focus control.
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Arri Shows Prototype RGB+Z ‘Motion Scene’ Camera
News: Arri Shows Prototype RGB+Z ‘Motion Scene’ CameraARRI is presenting the results achieved to date by SCENE, a ground-breaking European research project. On display at the IBC Future Zone booth is the ARRI ALEXA SCENE prototype, an RGB+Z camera that couples an ALEXA Studio with a time-of-flight camera, allowing it to capture RGB images fused with depth information on the Z-axis.
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New ARRI Pro Camera Accessories
News: New ARRI Pro Camera AccessoriesContinuing its trend of swiftly bringing to market high quality Pro Camera Accessories for the latest digital cameras, ARRI is introducing new accessories for the Blackmagic Pocket Camera, Digital Bolex, Sony F5/F55 and Canon 100/300/500. These accessories render the cameras suitable for the rigors of professional filmmaking by making them fully compatible with ARRI support and all industry-standard matte box and follow focus systems.
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ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic Lenses Start Shipping
News: ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic Lenses Start ShippingARRI has published shipping dates for all seven focal lengths in the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lens series. The MA35, 50 and 75 were released in August this year and have started shipping, with the MA100 to follow in October, the MA40 and 60 in February 2014, and the MA135 in April 2014. By the second quarter of next year, then, every different focal length – each of them perfectly matched – will be in the hands of worldwide customers who have placed orders for the entire set.
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New 800 W ARRI M8 Fixture Rounds Out HMI M-Series
News: New 800 W ARRI M8 Fixture Rounds Out HMI M-SeriesThe M8 is the latest and smallest lighting fixture in ARRI’s highly successful M-Series of HMI lampheads. Like the rest of the M-Series, the M8 is equipped with MAX Technology, a unique, patented and award-winning reflector design that unifies the advantages of a Fresnel and a PAR fixture. With the M8 at one end and the ARRIMAX 18/12 at the other, the M-Series is a comprehensive daylight toolset of the highest quality, comprising five state-of-the-art lampheads that between them offer a range of nine evenly-staggered wattage options from 800 W up to 18,000 W.
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ARRI Restructures Lighting Division
News: ARRI Restructures Lighting DivisionARRI Lighting Solutions will be merging with Arnold & Richter Cine Technik and will then continue its operations under the ARRI banner. The project strand of Lighting Solutions’ business will be taken over by the ARRI System Group, a new division headed up by General Manager Sigrid Müller. This division will expand its broadcast activities on a global scale, strengthened by strong synergies within the ARRI group of companies.
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New Member Of The ARRI L7 Family Of LED Fresnels
News: New Member Of The ARRI L7 Family Of LED FresnelsOnly a few months after the announcement of the L7-TT (tuneable tungsten) and Active Cooling versions of the popular L7 LED Fresnel light, ARRI is proud to release another new addition to the L-Series – a tuneable daylight model designated as the L7-DT.
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XDT Announces Support For 4K SDI Playout VIA Bluefish444 EPOCH | 4K Supernova At IBC 2013
Revolutionizing uncompressed 4K review over local and wide area networks
XDT Pty. Ltd., a developer of advanced software-based solutions for high-speed data transfers, is introducing uncompressed 4K HD SDI frame review via Bluefish444’s Epoch | 4K Supernova video card.. Flipstream, the unique QA client application of the flagship Catapult suite of products, now includes the ability to stream uncompressed frame sequences directly to 4K projectors via HD-SDI output.
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Colorfront Unleashes Cutting-Edge Advances Across Dailies And Transkoder Products At IBC 2013
News: Colorfront Unleashes Cutting-Edge Advances Across Dailies And Transkoder Products At IBC 2013IBC 2013, Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer Colorfront will underline its reputation as an industry-leading technology innovator as it previews performance-boosting advances for 4K and Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) production and post production, across the 2014 versions of its On-Set Dailies, Express Dailies and Transkoder products at IBC 2013, Amsterdam, 13-17 Sept (c/o AJA 7.F11, Tangent 7.G33 and Sony 12.A10).
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Bluefish444 Announces Support For Adobe Creative Cloud,Including 4K SDI Support For Adobe Premiere Pro CC For Windows
4K 60p SDI Monitoring for Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced its support for Adobe® Creative Cloud™, including a new Windows plug-in for Adobe Premiere® Pro CC software enabling 4K SDI preview.
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Bluefish444 Introduces Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ Multi-Channel BI –Directional Uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI Video Card At IBC 2013
Applications include 4K workflows, digital intermediary, digital content creation, video servers, encoding, decoding & streaming of MPEG and H.264, live and non-live CG supporting Windows, Linux and Mac OSX operating systems
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, introduced and announced the immediate availability of the Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ video card at IBC 2013.
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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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Vizrt Showcases Bluefish444 Synapse Mini Converters At IBC 2013 SDI to HDMI Conversion
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards and mini converters, announced that Vizrt will demonstrate Bluefish444 Synapse SDI to HDMI mini converters as part of its workflow demonstrations at IBC 2013.
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The Hive Expands Service Offering With Google Virtual Tours Certification
LA-based production company, The Hive, has added Google’s business virtual tour feature, Google Business Photos, to its existing service offering. The service - exclusively available from Google, and the only virtual tour that can be added to Google listings - brings businesses to life by showcasing their interiors around the world using Street View technology.
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Portomídia Puts Baselight At The Heart Of Creative Initiative
News: Portomídia Puts Baselight At The Heart Of Creative Initiative- Digital hub in Recife launches post-production training and finishing facility and selects FilmLight technology for unrivalled power and workflow simplicity -
Portomídia - a new initiative in Recife, Brazil - is to install a FilmLight Baselight FOUR color grading and management system, along with a FilmLight FLUX storage and data management network. The installation forms the heart of a new digital media facility, which itself is part of a high-technology hub aimed at boosting the regional economy through skills development and by attracting major businesses.
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XDT Announces Support For 4K SDI Playout At IBC 2013
Revolutionizing uncompressed 4K review over local and wide area networks
XDT Pty. Ltd., a developer of advanced software-based solutions for high-speed data transfers, is introducing uncompressed 4K frame review via HD-SDI output. Flipstream, the unique QA client application of the flagship Catapult suite of products, now includes the ability to stream uncompressed frame sequences directly to 4K projectors via HD-SDI output.
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Digital Film Central & FilmLight create ACES workflow for Elysium 4K Finish
News: Digital Film Central & FilmLight create ACES workflow for Elysium 4K Finish- Vancouver based post-house Digital Film Central relies on Baselight TWO to help create a fully ACES-compliant and flexible color pipeline, from VFX to DI -
As the post facility for Neill Blomkamp’s new movie "Elysium," Digital Film Central (Central) constructed a unique 3.3K color and conform workflow that tightly integrated grading with both editorial and VFX. To ensure seamless collaborative working, the entire pipeline used the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES).
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FilmLight showcases latest solutions at Broadcast & Cable 2013
- Affordable, powerful, flexible colour management solutions on display in Brazil -
FilmLight will be joining its local partner, PSK Engenharia, at Broadcast & Cable to demonstrate how its entry-level products make high quality grading available to all, as well as demonstrating the “colour pipeline” at every stage of production through to post-production.
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FilmLight Manages Colour from Slate to finish
News: FilmLight Manages Colour from Slate to finish
- IBC demonstration shows how the professional approach to colour management and grading delivers creative control and a tangible return on investment -
At IBC2013, FilmLight is showing upgrades across its range of products that put colour grading and management of the entire colour pipeline at the heart of the professional workflow—delivering unrivalled creative control, accuracy and consistency.
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Technicolor - PostWorks New York Applies the Finishing Touch to Indie Drama "Wish You Well"”
News: Technicolor - PostWorks New York Applies the Finishing Touch to Indie Drama "Wish You Well"”Colorist Martin Zeichner helps to capture the atmosphere of 1940s Virginia for coming of age story based on David Baldacci’s bestseller.
Final post production work for the independent drama "Wish You Well" was recently completed at Technicolor – PostWorks in New York. Directed by Darnell Martin, the film is based on the best-selling novel by David Baldacci, who also wrote the screenplay. Set in the 1940s, it is the story of a young girl, Lou Cardinal, who goes to live with her great-grandmother in Virginia after her writer father is killed in a car accident. The film stars Josh Lucas, Mackenzie Foy and Academy Award-winner Ellen Burstyn.
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Colorfront Unleashes Cutting-Edge Advances Across Dailies And Transkoder Products At IBC 2013
News: Colorfront Unleashes Cutting-Edge Advances Across Dailies And Transkoder Products At IBC 2013
Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer Colorfront will underline its reputation as an industry-leading technology innovator as it previews performance-boosting advances for 4K and Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) production and post production, across the 2014 versions of its On-Set Dailies, Express Dailies and Transkoder products at IBC 2013, Amsterdam, 13-17 Sept (c/o AJA 7.F11, Tangent 7.G33 and Sony 12.A10).
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Colorflow Provides Final Post Services for “Facing Fear”
News: Colorflow Provides Final Post Services for “Facing Fear”Documentary, about an unlikely friendship between a gay man and a former neo-Nazi, debuted at Outfest Los Angeles.
Colorflow recently provided final post production services for Facing Fear¸ first-time director Jason Cohen’s powerful documentary short about the unlikely friendship between a former neo-Nazi and the gay man he victimized decades earlier. Kent Pritchett performed final color grading for the doc, which recently made its world premiere at Outfest Los Angeles where it won the Audience Award. "Facing Fear" is scheduled for a theatrical run at the Laemmle Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills, August 9th – 15th.
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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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Hollywood’s Chainsaw Launches Feature Film Division
News: Hollywood’s Chainsaw Launches Feature Film DivisionIndependent post-production facility unveils new 4K DI theater, adds Annalise Kurinsky as Director of Feature Services, DI Colorist Doug Delaney and Finishing Editor John Pehlke.
Chainsaw, the boutique Hollywood post production facility with credits ranging from American Idol to the Academy Awards, has launched a new division focused on post-production services for features. The company has built an all-new 4K digital intermediate theater at its facility on Orange in Hollywood and brought on a colorist-editor-producer team with lengthy experience in preparing films for digital cinema, film theatrical, broadcast and home entertainment release. The new division will target both studio and independent features.
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The Room Provides Alex Gibney with a Place to Call Home
New York post production boutique provides finishing services for director’s “Wikileaks” and “Eagles” documentaries.
The Room, a boutique finishing facility located within Technicolor – PostWorks, New York, recently wrapped post-production on "We Steal Secrets: The History of WikiLeaks" and "History of the Eagles", two new documentaries from producer/director Alex Gibney. The Room provided editorial conforming and final color grading for the docs prior to their debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and general release." We Steal Secrets" is currently in theatrical release; "History of the Eagles" is currently airing on Showtime, where it is posting record numbers for a documentary.
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Rising Sun Pictures Recreates Atomic Blast as Part of a Huge VFX Package for “The Wolverine”
News: Rising Sun Pictures Recreates Atomic Blast as Part of a Huge VFX Package for “The Wolverine”
Australian VFX studio delivers more than 25 minutes for the latest edition to Fox’s “X-Men” franchise.
Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) created more than 260 visual effects shots for "The Wolverine", the new action film from Director James Mangold and Twentieth Century Fox. RSP helped to recreate the World War II atomic bomb attack on Nagasaki, Japan. It also produced digital environments for a number of sequences, including a scene set in a snow-covered Japanese village, and combat effects such as digital copies of Wolverine’s iconic claws for use in numerous scenes involving challenging stunts.
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ARRI CSC Florida Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary
News: ARRI CSC Florida Celebrates Its 10th AnniversaryFor a decade ARRI CSC in Fort Lauderdale has successfully served the South Eastern US market with camera and lighting equipment, ARRI CSC will continue to invest in its Florida facility
ARRI CSC, the largest full service equipment rental group in the United States, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. That is 10 years of a bricks and mortar presence, of employing and training Florida residents, of commitment to the Florida production industry and of constant investment.
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SGO Mistika's exceptional Stereo 3D tools and advanced Metadata-based stereo Workflow was used from Start to Finish on “The Great Gatsby” directed by Baz Luhrmann
News:  SGO Mistika's exceptional Stereo 3D tools and advanced Metadata-based stereo Workflow was used from Start to Finish on “The Great Gatsby” directed by Baz LuhrmannSGO Mistika's unique and exceptional Stereo 3D tools and advanced metadata-based stereo workflow were used from start to finish on “The Great Gatsby” directed by Baz Luhrmann. Stereo 3D was used in the film as an effective device in the stunning motion picture to connect the audience intimately to the action. The corrective stereo colour balancing was achieved using Mistika.
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FilmLight’s Baselight creates look for Pacific Rim
News: FilmLight’s Baselight creates look for Pacific Rim- MPI colorist Maxine Gervais uses full range of Baselight tool-set to develop stunning looks for summer blockbuster -
Pacific Rim, a Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures production directed by Guillermo del Toro, has been post produced at Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging (MPI). Lead colorist, Maxine Gervais, used Baselight grading tools – on a laptop as well as a Baselight EIGHT system – to perfect the look of the movie, from set to final deliverables.
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Eyeheight Multi-Rate Video Keyer Serves Digital Graphics At Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships
News: Eyeheight Multi-Rate Video Keyer Serves Digital Graphics At Wimbledon Lawn Tennis ChampionshipsEyeheight returns to the field this week for the latest in a series of recent sport successes. A DK-2 multi-rate linear downstream keyer from the geNETics range is on duty in southwest London, providing digital graphics to support live transmission of the "2013 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships." Equipped with a VP-10 video T-bar module and installed in an FB-9E chassis, the keyer is being used by a major outside-broadcast service provider to process overlays such as contestant identifiers which can be faded in and out over the live action.
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Park Road Post Production is nominated for an IBC2013 Innovation Award for world-first HFR Stereo 3D using SGO Mistika in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
SGO Mistika's Unique workflow helps to produce world's first major 48fps 3D feature film
SGO is thrilled to announce that Park Road Post Production has been nominated for the prestigious IBC2013 Innovation Awards for their pioneering work on “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) – the world’s first High Frame Rate Stereoscopic 3D feature film – directed by Peter Jackson. The project has been selected from over 200 entries, as one of the four finalists in the Content Creation category. Arguably one of the most significant developments in the last 80 years of cinema, Park Road - with technology partner SGO - has spearheaded innovation throughout the film pipeline that provides new creative opportunities to all filmmakers and a new exciting experience for film audiences.
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Sony Professional Solutions Latin America offers a license of ASSIMILATE SCRATCH Lab with purchase of Sony F5/F55/F65 Digital Cinema Cameras
Sony Professional Solutions Latin America (PSLA) announced today that it is offering a FREE license of ASSIMILATE’s award-winning SCRATCH Lab Advanced Dailies software to their customers who purchase a high-end F5 and F55 CineAlta camera, together with the AXS-R5 Raw Recorder. The offer will also applies to buyers of Sony’s F65 camera. The license of SCRATCH Lab is fully functional, and offers users a powerful, widely adopted software solution to process and manage large amounts of data, color-correct, sync audio and transcode the stunning images from the entire range of Sony CineAlta cameras. Each customer will have access to one (1) license of SCRATCH Lab software free of charge through ASSIMILATE. Contact your local Sony PSLA Representative for the availability of this offer.
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Foerster and Emmerich Opt for Codex on “White House Down”
News: Foerster and Emmerich Opt for Codex on “White House Down”Director Roland Emmerich and award-winning cinematographer Anna Foerster, ASC used Codex Onboard Recorders on the Sony Pictures feature film "White House Down." The film stars Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal, and depicts a paramilitary invasion of the White House in Washington, DC.
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Prime Focus Set To Commence Operations In China
Leading 3D / Visual Effects/Technology/Production Services Company Will Open New Office in Beijing
Prime Focus Limited (“Prime Focus”, BSE code: 532748), a global leader in media and entertainment industry services, announced today that the company will open a new office in Beijing, China. The move brings the full array of services offered by the Prime Focus group of companies to China, including visual effects, 3D conversion, animation via its Prime Focus World ("PFW") subsidiary, technology and media management solutions via its Prime Focus Technologies ("PFT") subsidiary, and overall production and post-production services offered within the larger Prime Focus group. The announcement was made at the Shanghai International Film Festival.
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Sohonet Launches First Dedicated Storage Service for the Media and Entertainment Industry
News: Sohonet Launches First Dedicated Storage Service for the Media and Entertainment IndustrySohonet Media Storage Expands and Extends Production and Post-Production Storage Capability on Pay-As-You-Go Basis for Sohonet Media Network Community
Sohonet, the leading expert in connectivity and data management for the media and entertainment industry, has announced the launch of Sohonet Media Storage, the first private cloud storage as a service platform tuned and optimized for the media sector and accessed via its world-renowned Sohonet Media Network.
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XDT Showcases New Catapult Suite At Broadcast Asia 2013
New version of Catapult Bridge redefines cloud-based WAN workflows
XDT Pty. Ltd., a developer of advanced software-based solutions for high-speed data transfers, is showcasing the latest version of its flagship Catapult suite of products, including simplified fast access to cloud-based storage via NFS and CIFS.
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Colorist Jack Lewars Joins Technicolor – PostWorks New York
News: Colorist Jack Lewars Joins Technicolor – PostWorks New YorkTechnicolor – PostWorks, New York, Manhattan’s largest independent provider of post-production services, has brought on Jack Lewars as Senior Colorist. Lewars, who arrives with more than 80 features to his credit, will be available for feature and television projects both through Technicolor – PostWorks and through The Room, the finishing boutique located within the Technicolor – PostWorks facility.
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Imagineer Systems Presents Advanced Effects Training Series: Mastering mocha Pro Vol. 1 from Curious Turtle
Ben Brownlee Unveils His Newest Training Series for Mastering Production Effects with mocha Pro and After Effects: Includes Over 7 Hours of Downloadable 1080p HD Video
Imagineer Systems today announced the launch of Curious Turtle’s newest training course entitled “Master mocha Volume 1; Production Effects with mocha and After Effects.” With over 7 hours of training, which goes deeper into real-world shots that ever before, this new course has been designed to give users a unique insight into the techniques, challenges and solutions facing artists over a range of projects.
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FotoKem Panel at Cine Gear Will Explore Array of Collaborations from Production Through Post With Leading Cinematographers
Expo Recognizes Company for 50 Years of Innovation
In today’s sometimes complex content creation pathway, there are more choices than ever for handling the imaging chain from on set to final deliverables. At Cine Gear Expo on May 31 at 4:15pm in Screening Room #5, cinematographers John Bailey, ASC (The Way, Way Back) and Peter Levy, ASC, ACS (House of Lies)* will discuss their different but successful pathways to image creation and control from production through post. The conversation will be moderated by well-known industry writer and Creative COW editor Debra Kaufman.
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Vizrt Qualifies & Recommends Bluefish444 Synapse Mini Converters
SDI to HDMI Conversion & HDMI to SDI Conversion
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards and mini converters, announced today that Vizrt has qualified and recommends Bluefish444 Synapse converters for SDI & HDMI conversions.
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FilmLight Showcases End-to-End Color Pipeline at Expo Cine, Video y Televisión 2013
News: FilmLight Showcases End-to-End Color Pipeline at Expo Cine, Video y Televisión 2013- Latest solutions on display in Mexico from 04-07 June 2013 -
FilmLight will be demonstrating its latest products and developments in partnership with AMTEC (Stand A1) at Expo Cine, Video y Televisión 2013, and showing how its award-winning colour grading software and colour management systems can provide a 'colour pipeline' at every stage of production.
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Light Iron Chooses Christie Solaria Projection For Postproduction Needs
Only Manufacturer Offering Integrated Media Block and HD-SDI Inputs
Light Iron, a leading postproduction house based in Los Angeles, has expanded its use of Christie Solaria® Series digital cinema projectors offering rich, saturated color, high brightness and sharp, 4K resolution to its ever growing clientele.
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Technicolor – PostWorks’ Tim Stipan Applies the Finishing Touch to Indie Drama “Disconnect”
News: Technicolor – PostWorks’ Tim Stipan Applies the Finishing Touch to Indie Drama “Disconnect”"Disconnect", the new drama from LD Entertainment and director Henry Alex Rubin, weaves three loosely related narrative lines, each of which relates to the internet and the way it is affecting human relationships. The protagonists of its three plot lines include a TV news reporter investigating porn chat sites, a lawyer whose 15-year-old son is victimized by his skater buddies, and an interracial couple who turn to on-line grief consoling to cope with the death of their baby.
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ARRI Inc. Taps Jeffrey A. Reyes as Director of Sales, Latin American Markets
News: ARRI Inc. Taps Jeffrey A. Reyes as Director of Sales, Latin American MarketsARRI Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeffrey A. Reyes to Director of Sales, Latin American Markets. Reyes will now develop strategies and business in the Caribbean, Central and South America, in addition to overseeing the sales team for these territories. Reyes previously served as a Technical Sales Representative at ARRI, working closely with rental houses and customers for lighting and camera products. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Reyes has a background with over 15 years in production.
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Bluefish444 Announces Support For Adobe Premiere Pro CC On Mac OSX For Epoch & Create SDI Video Cards 2K 60P SDI I/O On Mac OSX With Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced that it has developed support for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC on Mac OSX enabling up to 2K SDI I/O via Epoch and Create SDI video cards.
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Post Factory NY Upgrades to Baselight TWO from FilmLight
- New York based facility adds Baselight TWO to state-of-the-art screening room -
Post FactoryNY, which has served the film, TV and commercials markets for more than 15 years, recently upgraded its state-of-the-art screening room on 6th Avenue with two Baselight TWO colour grading systems from FilmLight.
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Bluefish444 Announces Support For Adobe Creative Cloud, Including 4K SDI Support For Adobe Premiere Pro CC For Windows
4K 60p SDI Monitoring for Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced its support for Adobe Creative Cloud™, including a new Windows plug-in for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC software enabling 4K SDI preview.
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FotoKem Restores "Hello, Dolly!" For 20th Century Fox Blu-ray Release
News: FotoKem Restores "Hello, Dolly!" For 20th Century Fox Blu-ray ReleaseFotoKem completed the digital restoration of "Hello, Dolly!", returning the 1969 film adaptation of the beloved musical, directed by Gene Kelly and starring Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau, to its original glory. Under the supervision of 20th Century Fox’s Barbara Crandall, the movie was remastered in 4K for the April 2 Blu-ray release. FotoKem also created a new 70mm print and a new 65mm intermediate positive (IP) for the studio for archival purposes.
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Canon highlighted an end-to-end 4K workflow at NAB 2013, showing a digital intermediate suite and a live 4K broadcast with "Ultra-Zoom" applications. The company also debuted two new, entry-level professionals video cameras, the XA25 and XA20. The cameras feature Canon's first-ever Organic LED (OLED) touch panels, weigh 2.6 pounds and are priced at under $3,000. Canon also announced that it's begun development on a new 35mm prime lens for large-format single-sensor cameras employing Super 35mm, full-frame 35mm, and APS-C size imagers.
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