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Hawthorne Direct Names Steve D'Amico Vice President/Account Director
News: Hawthorne Direct Names Steve D'Amico Vice President/Account DirectorHawthorne Direct, a full service Brand Response ad agency, has named Steve D’Amico as the agency’s new Vice President/Account Director. Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, CEO, Hawthorne Direct, made the announcement. Based in Los Angeles, D’Amico will report to George Leon, Hawthorne’s Senior Vice President of Media/Account Management.
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Asbury PR Agency and Bridge Strategic Communications Form Strategic Alliance to Offer PR and Marketing Service to Diverse Clients
News: Asbury PR Agency and Bridge Strategic Communications Form Strategic Alliance to Offer PR and Marketing Service to Diverse ClientsTwo of the entertainment industry’s most experienced and respected public relations practitioners, Stu Zakim, founder of New York City-based Bridge Strategic Communications, and Dan Harary, founder of Beverly Hills, CA-based Asbury PR Agency, have formed a strategic alliance. The two agency owners have joined forces to offer media and entertainment industry clients, across all sectors, full-service public relations, promotional, social media, and marketing services, on a national basis.
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Pixel Factory Automates Resolution-Independent Graphics and Media Assembly
Software Product Combines Leading Workflow and Graphics Tools to Eliminate Repetitive Manual Tasks in Branding, Versioning and Localisation
Stand 7.A31 – Pixel Power has brought together a software implementation of its realtime graphics engine Clarity with its Gallium workflow solution to create a unified graphics and media assembly system for file-based environments. This innovative system, Pixel Factory, automatically generates content such as different versions of a programme or promo, channel branding, and localisation or personalisation of content.
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The Hollywood Post Alliance Announces Nominees for the 2014 HPA Awards
Gala Awards Event Takes Place November 6, 2014
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced its nominees for the 2014 HPA Awards, the 9th annual unveiling of these honors. The Awards honor excellence in post production while bringing recognition to the creative achievements of individuals and companies as well as creative excellence and groundbreaking technologies within the post production industry. The HPA Awards are considered the standard bearer for excellence and innovation in the industry.
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Sarofsky Corp. Proudly Presents Celebrated "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Main-On-End Titles Responsible for Catapulting Growing Company into Marvel Universe and Beyond
News: Sarofsky Corp. Proudly Presents Celebrated "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Main-On-End Titles Responsible for Catapulting Growing Company into Marvel Universe and BeyondFive years ago, Sarofsky Corp. president and owner Erin Sarofsky launched her own shop in Chicago, the city she loves, aiming to provide her patent, design-driven production services to leaders in the advertising and entertainment industries worldwide. Over the years, both her reputation and her business have grown, as she has seized opportunities to collaborate with the likes of Anthony and Joe Russo, for whom her first project was creating the main titles for their hit TV series "Community" back in 2009.
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What’s the Buzz?
News: What’s the Buzz?New Pixel Power Solution Puts Social Media On Air Quickly, Accurately and Cost-Effectively
Stand 7.A31 – There is no doubt that social media drives engagement with television production. Audiences want to comment, to contribute, to get involved. Buzz, a new product from Pixel Power, makes this happen – simply, effectively and safely.
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Pixel Power Partners with Digimetrics for File-Based QC
Aurora 5 Provides Comprehensive, Powerful and Fast Quality Management within a Managed Resource Platform
Stand 7.A31 – Pixel Power, the innovative supplier of broadcast graphics and playout solutions, has completed an agreement with Digimetrics which will see the Aurora file-based quality control system integrated into Gallium content management and playout workflows from Pixel Power. Aurora provides market-leading quality control, and is an ideal fit for Gallium’s intelligent workflows.
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mOcean Helps Usher In “The Simpsons” On FXX
News: mOcean Helps Usher In “The Simpsons” On FXXEntertainment creative agency mOcean recently contributed to the launch campaign for the arrival of "The Simpsons" on FXX, which kicked off on August 21st with a 12-day marathon of the show's complete 25-year catalogue. mOcean was integral to the post process, editorial and finishing of the epically funny "Kitchen Sink" spot announcing FXX's acquisition of syndication rights for the animated series. In addition, mOcean worked along with the FXX team to conceive and produce broadcast and online promos for the massive campaign.
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cinec 2014, Celebrating its 10th Anniversary Staging, Now More than Ever Combines Professionalism with Innovation
This year, cinec will deal with the contrasts between the traditional roles of film technology and the challenges of modernity. Digitalization calls for a revamp of all areas from camera to distribution and brings together renowned suppliers and newcomers from the realms of the gaming and computer industry. What is required now more than ever is for professionalism to be the highest priority.
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2G Digital’s Stephen Buchsbaum Elevated to the Company’s Board as CEO
News: 2G Digital’s Stephen Buchsbaum Elevated to the Company’s Board as CEOPrevious COO has revitalized the digital media services company as a leading provider of content distribution supply chain solutions.
2G Digital, a specialist in digital supply chain solutions and the top-rated iTunes preferred digital media services provider, today announces that current COO Stephen Buchsbaum has been appointed CEO and will serve as a member of the company’s Board of Directors.
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Cogswell College to Present U.S. Premiere of Siggraph 2014's Computer Animation Festival on Sept. 10
News: Cogswell College to Present U.S. Premiere of Siggraph 2014's Computer Animation Festival on Sept. 10Cogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique, project-based curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, in partnership with Silicon Valley ACM SIGGRAPH, will present the U.S. premiere of the SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival on Sept. 10th. The over two hour showcase will present dozens of the best computer animated films culled from around the world. The announcement was made by Jerome Solomon, Cogswell’s Dean of the College, and Director of Game Design & Development. Solomon was also the key volunteer in creating the festival itself as the Director of the Computer Animation Festival for SIGGRAPH 2014.
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iAnimate.net Announces Elite Games Animation Workshop 3 - Featuring Top Instructors from Leading Games Studios
News: iAnimate.net Announces Elite Games Animation Workshop 3 - Featuring Top Instructors from Leading Games StudiosNew Interactive Online Course Brings Together Students and Professional Animators from Triple A Studios such as Blizzard Entertainment, Eidos, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Games, to Teach Specialized Animation Techniques for Games Creation
iAnimate.net announces the Elite Games Animation Workshop 3, an interactive 14-week program directly pairing students with top working animators at the most recognizable game studios in the industry. The workshop offers a collection of master classes designed to sharpen artists’ game animation and storytelling skills. Courses begin September 8, 2014.
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SMPTE® Confers 'Fellow' Status on Eight Members of Motion-Imaging Technology Industry
Industry Leaders Honored by SMPTE Continue to Make Global Impact on the Production, Delivery, and Display of Content
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it has granted SMPTE Fellow membership status to eight industry leaders. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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Sony Pictures Imageworks Teams up with Marvel Studios on MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
News: Sony Pictures Imageworks Teams up with Marvel Studios on MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXYSelect VFX Sequences Completed at Imageworks
The onscreen universe of Marvel Studios’ August 1st release Guardians of the Galaxy appeared more expansive, immersive and complex, thanks in part to the collaborative efforts of Sony Pictures Imageworks—the Academy Award® winning visual effects and digital character animation company—which completed 88 shots for the film while working in tandem with lead VFX facility MPC.
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Shotgun Recognizes Excellence with Inaugural Pipeline Awards at SIGGRAPH
News: Shotgun Recognizes Excellence with Inaugural Pipeline Awards at SIGGRAPHAt the Shotgun User Group held during SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver, Shotgun Software held the first ever Pipeline Awards to honor excellence in pipeline tool development, integration, engineering, and usage. Members of the Shotgun community from around the world submitted inventive tools for consideration, and four were recognized with Pipeline Shotty Awards, distinguishing them as the best pipeline tools of 2014. Shotgun also recognized four individuals as "Pipeline Heroes," leaders who have had a significant impact on the pipeline community through their technical contributions and commitment to sharing ideas and best practices.
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Gorilla Group Deploys StorageDNA’s LTO LTFS Solution forConform Workflow, Open Format and Data Integrity
Wales' Largest TV Facilities Group Manages Archiving Operations for Three Locations with DNA Evolution
StorageDNA, Inc., a leader in intelligent nearline and archiving workflow solutions for media professionals, today announced that the Gorilla Group is benefiting from its flagship solution, DNA Evolution™. Centrally managed from its Cardiff headquarters location, with additional systems in two other company locations, implementing DNA Evolution has accelerated the company’s archive-restore process to gain workflow efficiencies and significant time savings.
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Cogswell College's Unique MediaWorks Initiative Marks One Year Anniversary with Completed AV Projects for Real-World Clients
News: Cogswell College's Unique MediaWorks Initiative Marks One Year Anniversary with Completed AV Projects for Real-World ClientsCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, is marking the one-year anniversary of its highly successful MediaWorks initiative. MediaWorks is a project-based learning course in Cogswell’s Digital Audio Technology (DAT) program. MediaWorks produces short audiovisual pieces in collaboration with students of the Digital Art & Animation (DAA) program, for various real-world businesses and organizations based in Silicon Valley and beyond.
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Shotgun Launches iPhone Review App, Shotgun Desktop, and MARI Integration at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Shotgun Launches iPhone Review App, Shotgun Desktop, and MARI Integration at SIGGRAPH 2014New review and pipeline tools geared for artists and supervisors help creative companies work faster and more efficiently
Shotgun Software, developer of cloud-based production tracking, review & approval, and asset management tools for film, TV and games, delivered three major releases today to help creative companies streamline processes and go faster. The company launched a mobile app that brings the power of Shotgun Review to the iPhone; Shotgun Desktop, a native app shelf that gives artists fast access to productivity tools; and integration with The Foundry's MARI 3D paint software, which helps speed up the workflow for texture artists.
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Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"
News: Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"Proof Inc., one of the film industry's leading visualization houses, provided extensive previs and postvis services to the new Marvel Studios motion picture “Guardians of the Galaxy,” it was announced today by Proof’s Creative Director/Founder Ron Frankel. The film was released by Walt Disney Studios on August 1st.
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FX Design Group Adds to Growing Design Team
Growth and Innovation Serve as Catalyst for New Hires at FX Design Group. Two New Designers Join at Headquarters in Ocoee, Fl to Enhance The Current Design Team.
FX Design Group of Ocoee, Florida announces the addition of 2 new innovative and aggressive designers, which now takes the total creative design team to 10. Client needs and growth in both traditional and virtual/augmented set design drives the growth. The two additions include Erin Lartonoix and Hanadi Al- Hajjar, who have been added as associate designers.
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From "Storage Wars" To A World To Explore Twin Harris Brothers Launch Their Own TV Series
Mark And Matt Harris Search For Fun And Amazing People, Places, and Things in The Harris Brothers’ "World Of Wow!"
When "Storage Wars" main cast member Barry Weiss found a "Revenge Of The Jedi" jacket in a locker, he took it to Mark and Matt Harris for an appraisal. The identical twin Harris brothers, who are experts in Hollywood memorabilia, grabbed America's attention and became regular cast members of "Storage Wars" themselves. In short time, they have turned into famous pop culture icons.
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NuContext Creative Signs Award-Winning, Comedy Writer-Director Vinny Lopez to Expanding Roster of Talent
News: NuContext Creative Signs Award-Winning, Comedy Writer-Director Vinny Lopez to Expanding Roster of TalentAward-winning, comedy Writer-Director Vinny Lopez has been welcomed to the team at NuContext Creative. Led by company Founder/Executive Creative Director Angela Guice, NuContext has signed Lopez to the company’s expanding Directorial roster for national representation in television promos, commercials/advertising, and branded content.
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Prism Sound Shows New Audio Products at IBC 2014
News: Prism Sound Shows New Audio Products at IBC 2014Prism Sound's Titan and Atlas Audio Interfaces will be on Show for the First Time in Europe, Along with a New Version of the Company's Popular SADiE 6 Software.
Prism Sound will be attending this year's IBC convention (8.E34) with a range of new audio products aimed at post production and broadcaster engineers.
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Shotgun Software Keeps Projects Flowing at Milk
News: Shotgun Software Keeps Projects Flowing at MilkRising VFX Studio Establishes Pipeline Around Shotgun
Independent visual effects company Milk has standardized on Shotgun for production management and tracking. Based in London, the boutique studio that recently celebrated its one-year anniversary focuses on delivering high end VFX for television and film. Milk positioned Shotgun at the heart of its workflow when establishing a VFX pipeline, and continues to increase the level of integration. Nearly all of Milk's 80 staff members use Shotgun daily particularly across production, administration and pipeline teams.
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Hawthorne Direct Promotes Neil Klayman to Associate Creative Director
News: Hawthorne Direct Promotes Neil Klayman to Associate Creative DirectorHawthorne Direct, a full service Brand Response ad agency, has promoted Neil Klayman to the position of Associate Creative Director. Klayman will continue to report to John Pucci, Chief Creative Officer. The announcement was made today by Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, CEO, Hawthorne Direct.
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Announcing: The Southeast Creative Summit 2014 / Atlanta Creative Ball 2014! November 7-9, 2014; Atlanta, Georgia Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel!
The Southeast Creative Summit is returning to Atlanta after a successful inaugural year! In our first year, we had over 100 attendees from 12 states attend nearly 80 workshops over three days. This year we have even more talent on the schedule, including Academy Award winning sound mixer Ed Novick (The Dark Knight, Inception), Emmy Award winning editor Jesse Averna (Sesame Street), editor Zack Arnold (Burn Notice, Glee), and many more notable experts in the production and post- production world.
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Cogswell College Game Studio Student to Present School-Developed, Mobile App Game "Tangram Jam" During SIGGRAPH 2014's "Appy Hour" on August 13
News: Cogswell College Game Studio Student to Present School-Developed, Mobile App Game "Tangram Jam" During SIGGRAPH 2014's "Appy Hour" on August 13Cogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, will have a student from its Game Studio present a newly produced, school-developed, mobile app game during the 2014 SIGGRAPH Conference’s “Appy Hour” showcase in Vancouver. The announcement was made by Jerome Solomon, Cogswell’s Dean of the College & Director of Game Design & Development program.
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Arsenal FX Names Kira Karlstrom as Business Development Executive
News: Arsenal FX Names Kira Karlstrom as Business Development ExecutiveArsenal FX, a leading Visual Effects Post Production studio specializing in high-end commercial finishing, has appointed Kira Karlstrom as Business Development Executive. Previously, she was a Manager in the Live Events Division at Marvel Entertainment.
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Shotgun Keeps This Summer’s Big Movies On Track
News: Shotgun Keeps This Summer’s Big Movies On TrackLeading Production Management Software Drives VFX Pipelines at Top Studios
Shotgun Software, developer of the cloud-based collaboration platform for creative companies (recently acquired by Autodesk), was integral to the production of over a dozen of this summer’s tentpole films. Used by visual effects studios worldwide, Shotgun played a key role in keeping artists and shots on track at facilities such as Digital Domain, Milk VFX, Framestore, Method Studios, Double Negative, Atomic Fiction, Image Engine, Rodeo FX, Factory VFX and more, for films including X-Men: Days of Future Past, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Giver, Hercules, Lucy, The Maze Runner, and others.
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HOBO Hits the Perfect Pitch For Nicktoons Network Rebrand
News: HOBO Hits the Perfect Pitch For Nicktoons Network RebrandSound Design/Audio Post House Adds Distinctive Sonic Touch to Network’s First Rebrand in Five Years
What does a brand sound like? That was the challenge facing sound design/audio post studio HOBO when they teamed with Nicktoons – the kid-targeted network featuring popular animated action shows such as “Spongebob Squarepants,” “WildGrinders,” “Power Rangers” and “Avatar” – on their first network rebrand since 2009.
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AJA Ki Pro Rack Delivers Spot-On Recording for BlueScreen Every Time
News: AJA Ki Pro Rack Delivers Spot-On Recording for BlueScreen Every TimeLaunching a successful business out of a natural talent for compositing, Bob Kertesz founded BlueScreen LLC three decades ago. The company specializes in live, on-set blue/green screen compositing and multi-cam productions for high profile gaming companies and studios such as EA, Disney, Warner Brothers and Viacom. A core component of BlueScreen’s business involves live blue/green screen compositing for press events prior to the launch of major films, and for this niche market, Kertesz has established a specialized setup comprising high-end cameras and Ultimatte® hardware, with AJA’s Ki Pro Rack at the center of the workflow for reliable recording and playback.
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Riding Shotgun at SIGGRAPH 2014
Shotgun Software is gearing up for a lively week of events, education, new releases and more at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver. Shotgun, the leading developer of cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for film, TV and games (recently acquired by Autodesk), will be exhibiting and announcing the details of their latest product releases at booth #741 from August 12-14 at the Vancouver Convention Center. Off the exhibit floor, also be sure to visit Shotgun at any of these events:
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Sound Devices 970 Takes A Ride With Renowned Audio Mixer For New Semi-Animated Children’s Series
News: Sound Devices 970 Takes A Ride With Renowned Audio Mixer For New Semi-Animated Children’s SeriesDigital Recorder Gives Richard Lightstone 64-Track Dante™ and MADI-Equipped Multi-Track Audio Capabilities
When Sound Mixer Richard Lightstone was looking to upgrade his audio cart with a Dante™-compatible digital recorder for Disney XD’s semi-animated children’s program "Kirby Buckets," he turned to Sound Devices’ new 970. The Sound Devices 970, the company’s first-ever audio-only rack-mounted solution, boasts an impressive 64 channels of Dante and MADI.
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Pixel Power Takes Graphics on the Road for SABC
News: Pixel Power Takes Graphics on the Road for SABCOutside Broadcast Fleet Follows Studios in Standardising on Clarity
Pixel Power, the innovative supplier of broadcast graphics and playout solutions, has delivered a further four Clarity graphics systems to South African national broadcaster SABC. The graphics workstations will be used in the broadcaster’s fleet of outside broadcast trucks, matching the capabilities to the studios in Johannesburg which already have eight Clarity systems.
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Pixel Power Drives the Buzz Around Social Media
IBC Launch Is Simple, Low-Cost, Easy To Implement Publication Tool
12-16 September, Stand 7.A31, Pixel Power, the innovative supplier of broadcast graphics and playout solutions, is set to transform social media integration with the launch of Buzz at IBC 2014. Buzz is a software accessory for Pixel Power’s range of graphics-based playout devices which makes it simple to scan, moderate and broadcast social media interactions.
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Shotgun Software Passes Bishop Fox Security Audit
Shotgun Software has reached an important milestone with the announcement that it recently passed a stringent security test by global secuirty auditing firm Bishop Fox. This marks Shotgun's ongoing investment in ensuring that its software meets the tight security requirements of its customers in film, television and games.
Shotgun Software, developer of cloud-based production tracking, review, and asset management software for film, TV and games (recently acquired by Autodesk), today announced that the Shotgun software application recently passed a full penetration test by global security auditing firm Bishop Fox. This positive assessment is a milestone marking Shotgun's ongoing investment in ensuring that its software meets the stringent requirements of the creative industry and that its clients can trust the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their intellectual property on the Shotgun platform.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Production Sessions Feature Summer Blockbusters, Oscar Winner
SIGGRAPH 2014 will offer presentations on more than 15 of the biggest current and upcoming studio productions, including “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Gravity,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Production Sessions are hosted as part of the Computer Animation Festival and will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 11-14 August.
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Scott Roth Contract as ADG Executive Director Extended Three Years To 2017
News: Scott Roth Contract as ADG Executive Director Extended Three Years To 2017Scott Roth, Executive Director of the Art Directors Guild (ADG/Local 800, IATSE), has been granted a three-year extension to his contract by the Guild's Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2015, it was announced by the ADG President, Mimi Gramatky.
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Digital Arts, Engineering and Entrepreneurial Focused Cogswell College Launches "The Silicon Valley Immersion Experience" Program
News: Digital Arts, Engineering and Entrepreneurial Focused Cogswell College Launches "The Silicon Valley Immersion Experience" ProgramCogswell College, one of the world’s leading institutions offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Arts, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship, has launched a brand new program entitled “The Silicon Valley Immersion Experience.” Now available to entrepreneurs and students on a global scale, Cogswell’s Silicon Valley Immersion Experience program just hosted its first group of participants – a team of entrepreneurs from Turkey. The announcement was made by Dr. Deborah Snyder, president and Chief Academic Officer, Cogswell College.
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Visual Music Rebrands With Focus On Unique Roster
News: Visual Music Rebrands With Focus On Unique RosterFrom Bear McCreary and John Swihart to Emerging Artists and Composers
For Tom Seufert it’s always been about finding his clients the perfect soundtrack. That single-minded passion and enthusiasm from the Creative Director of Visual Music is why the award-winning music boutique he founded some 16-years ago continues to thrive in a constantly shifting musical landscape.
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The Chairworks Adds To Its Prism Sound Roster
News: The Chairworks Adds To Its Prism Sound RosterThe Acclaimed West Yorkshire Facility has now Increased its Stock of ADA-8XR Audio Converters to Six.
Castleford-based The Chairworks, the north of England’s largest residential recording studio complex, has bought two more Prism Sound ADA-8XR multi-channel AD/DA converters to add to its growing roster of the units.
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Lightcraft Technology Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary as a Global Leader in On-Set Virtual Tracking and Visualization Solutions for Entertainment Industry
Lightcraft Technology, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, today announced that 2014 marks the company's 10th year anniversary of its founding and also announced the opening of a development office in Portland, Oregon.
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Nomad’s Jared Coller and Tom Muldoon Get Honors at the 2014 AICP Awards
News: Nomad’s Jared Coller and Tom Muldoon Get Honors at the 2014 AICP AwardsNomad would like to congratulate editors Jared Coller and Tom Muldoon on winning a 2014 AICP Best Editorial award for their work on Apple’s heartfelt holiday spot, “Misunderstood.”
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Hollywood Center Studios Provides a Home for Mount St. Mary’s College’s New MFA Program in Film and Television
News: Hollywood Center Studios Provides a Home for Mount St. Mary’s College’s New MFA Program in Film and TelevisionHollywood Center Studios has partnered with Mount St. Mary’s College to provide production space to students participating in the school’s Masters of Fine Arts Program in Film and Television. Beginning this fall, graduate students will have access to Hollywood Center Studio’s unique Stage 12 for use in producing student films and other projects.
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Avid Celebrates Customers' Creative Achievements at the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award Winners and Nominees Rely on the World's Preeminent Editing Software to Bring Their Visions to Life
Avid® (OTC:AVID) today congratulates its customers on the many awards and nominations they received at the prestigious Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards gala. Presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) as part of the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on June 20 in Los Angeles, the awards honor the craft behind the shows that define the daytime genre. Many of the winners and nominees for outstanding editing rely on the industry's foremost editing solution, Avid Media Composer®, to create such high-quality, inspiring programs
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Rainmaker Artists Streamline Project Review With Shotgun
News: Rainmaker Artists Streamline Project Review With ShotgunRainmaker Entertainment has standardized on the Shotgun production management and review system for secure, efficient collaboration with clients and partners. The Vancouver-based entertainment company has a 15+ year history in animation, and is currently expanding its portfolio of feature films with the upcoming (2015) feature "Ratchet & Clank, "based on the popular Sony Computer Entertainment videogame franchise, as well as TV and DVD projects.
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Warner/Chappell Production Music Creates Custom Music for ESPN's Coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup
News: Warner/Chappell Production Music Creates Custom Music for ESPN's Coverage of the 2014 FIFA World CupWarner/Chappell Production Music, Warner Music Group’s production music arm, has created a new theme and package for the 2014 FIFA World Cup to be broadcast on ESPN. Warner/Chappell Production Music produced over 150 tracks overall at their state-of-the-art studios in Salt Lake City, UT. Featuring a modified theme from the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Warner/Chappell Production Music created new opens, bumpers, vamps and closers. In addition, world-renowned percussionist, Alex Acuna, provided all the ethnic percussion tracks at the legendary Ocean Way Studios in Los Angeles, CA. Wayne Bergeron added his virtuoso trumpet to select tracks.
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Pixel Power Automates NZRB with Flying Colours
Horse Racing Channels go 24 Hour A Day with Automated Playout And Branding from Pixel Power
Stand: 5D1-05, Leading graphics and workflow specialist Pixel Power has delivered an automated playout and branding solution to the New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB). The technology allows NZRB to fully automate the overnight transmission of its two television channels, enabling them to broadcast 24 hours a day, while also enhancing their on-air look.
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Quadriplegic Sam Schmidt Drives 106 MPH During 2014 Indy 500 Race Week with OptiTrack Motion Capture Technology
News: Quadriplegic Sam Schmidt Drives 106 MPH During 2014 Indy 500 Race Week with OptiTrack Motion Capture TechnologyFormer Indy Racing League driver and quadriplegic Sam Schmidt got behind the wheel several times during race week for the 2014 Indianapolis 500, which kicked off May 18, 2014. Schmidt started off the week completing two warm-up and four qualifying laps on Pole Day in a modified 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray controlled by his head using OptiTrack motion capture technology. Schmidt's trip around the track maxed out at speeds of 80 miles per hour and marked his first laps on a professional raceway since a 2000 crash at Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando left him paralyzed. He also served as the ceremonial pace car for the Indy Lights Freedom 100 on Carb Day, and on Monday following the Indy 500, Schmidt went at it again, this time topping speeds of 106 miles per hour.
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Cloud Imperium Leverages Shotgun for Production Tracking and Collaboration on MMO Game Production Star Citizen
News: Cloud Imperium Leverages Shotgun for Production Tracking and Collaboration on MMO Game Production Star CitizenShotgun Software announced that independent game studio Cloud Imperium is using Shotgun to manage review and production tracking on "Star Citizen" – a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) currently in development. Established by Chris Roberts, creator of the Wing Commander series, Cloud Imperium raised more than $44M through crowd funding (including Kickstarter) to develop "Star Citizen." The Shotgun web-based production management, asset tracking and review platform enables Cloud Imperium to organize and review hundreds of new game assets daily, while managing communication between a global network of artists.
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DNA Signs Director Ethan Lader
News: DNA Signs Director Ethan LaderLive-action production company DNA has signed director Ethan Lader to its award-winning roster of filmmakers. Lader is a highly sought-after director and brings an imaginative style to DNA, helping to solidify the company’s position as one of the most creative, artistically-minded and experienced production teams in the industry.
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NuContext Creative Takes on Rockhard Directorial Roster For TV Promos/Branded Content; Completes “Big Freedia: Queen Of Bounce” Season 2 Campaign
News: NuContext Creative Takes on Rockhard Directorial Roster For TV Promos/Branded Content; Completes “Big Freedia: Queen Of Bounce” Season 2 CampaignLed by Company Founder/Executive Creative Director Angela Guice, NuContext Creative has taken on the Rockhard Directorial roster for representation in television promos and branded content. Together, NuContext and Rockhard Director Robert Hales have just completed the Season 2 launch campaign for “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce,” Fuse’s number one original series of all time.
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Located on the lot at Hollywood Center Studios, Lurssen Mastering has provided mastering services for scores of hit records and movie soundtracks
News: Located on the lot at Hollywood Center Studios, Lurssen Mastering has provided mastering services for scores of hit records and movie soundtracksIt’s well known that Hollywood Center Studios has played host to innumerable film and television productions over the course of its long history. Few people, however, are aware that some of the most popular musical recordings of recent years—including work by such artists as Eric Clapton, T. Bone Burnett, Ben Harper, Bruno Mars, Diana Krall and Robert Plant—have also come to fruition on the lot.
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“COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey” VFX Producers Stay In-The-Know with Shotgun
News: “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey” VFX Producers Stay In-The-Know with ShotgunVisual Effects Veterans Move Production-Side and Bring Shotgun With Them To Manage Massive Shot Volume and Streamline Multi-Vendor Processes
Shotgun Software announced today that Voyager Pictures, the production company behind “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” has been using Shotgun to keep the 13-episode series’ demanding visual effects deliverables on schedule. Shotgun is the film, TV and game development industries’ trusted platform for production management and review, and as talent moves from visual effects facilities into production companies, many are choosing to bring Shotgun along for the ride.
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Will Holland Invests in Prism Sound Titan Audio Interface
News: Will Holland Invests in Prism Sound Titan Audio InterfaceThis Internationally Acclaimed Musician and Producer is Installing Titan in His Studio in New York.
Globally itinerant musician and producer Will Holland is the latest high-profile buyer of Prism Sound's increasingly well-regarded Titan USB multi-track audio interface.
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Unified Video Technologies Strengthens R&D and Client Solution Teams for Cable, Satellite and Mobile TV Markets
New Appointments Fast-Track Product and Feature Development, Bolster Customer Support in North and Latin America
Unified Video Technologies (UNIV), a provider of complete media ecosystems and software services for broadcasters, enterprises and the entertainment industry, has strengthened its research and development team to accelerate the design of innovative new managed video and OTT solutions for cable, satellite and mobile TV markets. The company has also appointed two new seasoned client solutions managers to ensure its customer support is as strong as its technology roadmap.
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Shade VFX Signs Leading VFX Supervisor Everett Burrell
News: Shade VFX Signs Leading VFX Supervisor Everett BurrellShade Completes Work on "Chef," "Amazing Spider-Man 2" And "Million Dollar Arm"
Bryan Godwin, CEO shade VFX, announced today that leading Visual Effects Supervisor Everett Burrell will join shade VFX on May 21st. Burrell will work on both feature film and television projects in both of shade’s locations -- Los Angeles and New York. Burrell departs LOOK Effects to join shade’s management team of Vice President/Executive Producer David Van Dyke and Business Development Executive Lisa Maher and will report to Godwin, shade’s Founder, Owner and Visual Effects Supervisor.
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Sound Comes to Hollywood
News: Sound Comes to HollywoodSome of the First Talkies Were Produced at Hollywood Center Studios in the 1920s.
The 1927 Warner Bros. film "The Jazz Singer" is widely credited with ushering in the era of movie sound. Although not the first Hollywood picture to feature sound—that honor goes to "Don Juan," released a year earlier—it was the first to include synchronized dialogue and its enormous success touched off a mad dash among movie studios and production companies to jump on the talkie bandwagon.
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Blur Studio Lends Comic Book Expertise to Columbia Pictures’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’
News: Blur Studio Lends Comic Book Expertise to Columbia Pictures’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’VFX Sequences, Concept Design and Stereo 3D Titles Tease ‘Sinister Six’ Lineup
Blur Studio teamed up with Director Marc Webb and Sony Pictures Imageworks VFX Supervisor Jerome Chen once again to create visual effects for the opening sequence, end titles and 45 other visual effects shots for Columbia Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Well-versed in Marvel’s rich universe, Blur drew on its expertise of the property to align with the film’s story in a way that was both authentic and fresh via character design, VFX sequences and teaser-laden end titles that they created in stereo.
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Digital Asset Symposium Where Multi-Industry Experts Look At The Lifecycle Of Assets From Production Through Rights Management
What: The Annual Digital Asset Symposium (DAS). DAS will address the full life cycle of the media asset – from content creation to rights management to assuring asset preservation – with speakers and case studies addressing what works in the real world.  Each part of the life cycle impacts the next and DAS is the only place where everyone is part of the conversation – content creators, post-production, systems designers, archives, asset managers – where commercial meets nonprofit and corporate meets public.
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Shotgun Announces First Pipeline Awards to be Held at SIGGRAPH 2014
Shotgun Software, the creative industry s trusted production pipeline partner, announces the first Shotgun Pipeline Awards, recognizing excellence in pipeline tool development, integration, engineering and usage for creative production. Awards will be presented at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver, Tuesday August 12, at the Shotgun User Group meeting, and announced publicly on the Shotgun Blog (http://blog.shotgunsoftware.com/)
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Craft Animations Introduces Craft CameraFx for MotionBuilder
News: Craft Animations Introduces Craft CameraFx for MotionBuilderOffers Smart Tools, Powerful Effects, and Intuitive Design for Easier Paths to Advanced Animations
Animation has a reputation for being tedious and complex. That’s why Craft Animations™ is proud to announce Craft CameraFx™, a powerful new animation tool for users who’d prefer it to be simple and intuitive. Designed specifically for camera animation, Craft CameraFx presents users with a layer-based workflow that helps them create a dynamic sequence in a matter of minutes.
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Digital Arts Showcases 4K With Bluefish444, Assimilate & Christie
Located in the heart of New York City, Digital Arts provides ultra-modern picture and audio finishing services for feature and high-end TV productions within a 12,000sq/ft facility. The company was established by Axel Ericson, a technology pioneer who has over 25 years of experience in composing, sound design and mixing, producing, color grading and finishing. During his career Ericson has received numerous accolades - MTV, Emmy, Promax/BDA and Monitor awards, and a Grammy nomination. Under his auspices, Digital Arts created one of NYC's first HD infrastructures and became the finishing house for major TV brands including National Geographic, A&E, ABC, Disney, History Channel and many more.
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Cutters Adds Former mcgarrybowen Producer Julia Pepe to New York Staff
News: Cutters Adds Former mcgarrybowen Producer Julia Pepe to New York StaffThe leaders from global editorial company Cutters are very proud to announce the addition of Julia Pepe to their staff as a producer. The appointment is effective immediately.
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Pixel Power Gives You the US$1 Promo
News: Pixel Power Gives You the US$1 PromoPractical, Affordable, Creative and Reliable Solutions to Branding, Trailers and Playout from the Industry Leaders in Broadcast Graphics
Stand: 5D1-05, Pixel Power, the innovative supplier of broadcast playout solutions with integrated graphics, is to showcase its playout and automated promo creation tools at BroadcastAsia (17 – 20 June, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, stand 5D1-05). The presentation will include the game-changing Pixel OnDemand and Pixel Factory graphics production systems, and the latest additions to the ChannelMaster branding and playout technology.
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Ant Farm Produces the Reveal Trailer, Staring Kevin Spacey, for Activision's "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare"
News:  Ant Farm Produces the Reveal Trailer, Staring Kevin Spacey, for Activision's "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare"Ant Farm, a leading entertainment marketing and advertising agency, has produced the Reveal Trailer for the world premiere of Activision’s "Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare.”
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3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental to Speak at Motion Picture Association of America's Creativity Conference
3D Perceptual and Printing Tools Bring Entertainment Creativity to Manufacturing Reality- 3DS' Gentle Giant Studios Brings Movie Magic to The Story On Screen and at Home
3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that CEO Avi Reichental will be speaking at the Motion Picture Association of America's (MPAA) Creativity Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 2. The "Creativity Conference" is hosted in partnership by the MPAA, Microsoft and ABC News, and convenes leaders in entertainment, politics, technology, media and government to discuss how creativity is impacting technology breakthroughs and the American economy.
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DAS Announces Lineup of Experts and Case Studies from a Variety of Professions
Multi-Industry Experts Look at the Lifecycle of Assets from Production Through Rights Management
AMIA continues to add to an incomparable lineup of experts set to present at its acclaimed Digital Asset Symposium (DAS). DAS will be held on May 15 & 16, 2014 at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood, CA. 
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Interlude Unveils New Look and Features for Treehouse Authoring Suite to Improve Creation and Performance of Interactive Videos
• Updates Include Redesigned Interface and Enhanced Analytics Tools • Creators Can Gain Insights and Inspiration at New ‘Playground’ Online Community • HTML5 Web App Allows Video Enthusiasts and Major Brands to Design and Publish Their Own Interactive Video Experiences
Interlude today announced a new set of features for Treehouse, the digital media company’s self-serve authoring suite that allows creators to design and publish their own interactive videos. The updates, which include a new design interface, improved analytics tools and more, further simplify the video creation process and enhance creators’ ability to track and improve video performance. The company also introduced Interlude Playground, a new online community to showcase interactive videos built on Treehouse and inspire other creators.
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@midnight Shoots @Hollywood Center Studios
News: @midnight Shoots @Hollywood Center StudiosComedy Central’s Hit Show Combines A Historic Shooting Space with High Tech Production Wizardry to Deliver Laughs on A Daily Basis.
Hollywood Center Studios is currently providing stage and production facilities for "@midnight," the hit talk show/game show hybrid hosted by Chris Hardwick and produced by Funny Or Die for Comedy Central.
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Ant Farm Wins Seven 2014 Game Marketing Awards
News: Ant Farm Wins Seven 2014 Game Marketing AwardsAnt Farm, one of Hollywood’s leading entertainment and brand marketing agencies, was a big winner at last night’s 2014 Game Marketing Awards held in San Francisco. Having been nominated for nine awards, the creative agency won a total of seven honors, including a Gold Award for Best Showing at a Trade Event: E3 Experience Activision/Blizzard Entertainment.
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Luma Pictures Lends Bionic Strength to Marvel's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'
News: Luma Pictures Lends Bionic Strength to Marvel's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'Luma Pictures' contribution to over 375 shots in the recent release of Marvel's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' marks its 6th collaboration with Marvel, and its 2nd duet with Luma's Melbourne studio. The most notable contributions to the latest installment in the Marvel franchise took the form of the Winter Soldier's bionic arm, CG Cars, CG explosions, and a variety of environment Matte Paintings.
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NuContext Creative Acquires Trigger Happy; Launches New Digital & Print Division, Headed by VP Mikael Tyrsen
News: NuContext Creative Acquires Trigger Happy; Launches New Digital & Print Division, Headed by VP Mikael TyrsenRight on the heels of opening its New York office earlier this year; the team at NuContext Creative, led by Company Founder/Executive Producer Angela Guice, have acquired Trigger Happy and launched its new digital and print division, headed by Mikael Tyrsen. Under the management of Tyrsen, the new division’s capabilities include: print, mobile, apps, games, prototyping, web, and social including strategy and viral applications.
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NBCUniversal Promotes Anand Kini to Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Insights
NBCUniversal today promoted Anand Kini to Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Insights. In this new role, Kini will continue to shape and develop NBCUniversal’s long term strategic direction, and also will assume responsibility for data-driven consumer and business insights. Kini now joins the NBCUniversal Executive Committee and will report directly to Steve Burke, CEO, NBCUniversal.
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Galaxy 61 Delivers A Show Open For VH1’s New Season Of ‘The Fabulous Life’ That’s Pure Gold
News: Galaxy 61 Delivers A Show Open For VH1’s New Season Of ‘The Fabulous Life’ That’s Pure GoldVHI recently called upon Galaxy 61 to create a show intro for the new 2014 season of ’The Fabulous Life,’ the hit series that reveals the extravagant places, possessions and pastimes of pop-culture’s most famous celebrities. The Brooklyn-based animation and visual effect boutique created a lavish intro that personifies the opulent lifestyle with a series of iconic objects formed out of cascading simulated liquid gold.
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Shotgun Client Review Site is Now Available
News: Shotgun Client Review Site is Now AvailableEnables Studios to Share Work with Clients on Desktops or Mobile Devices Securely and Easily
Shotgun Software has released Shotgun 5.3 featuring a new, integrated Shotgun Client Review Site. This toolset enables creative companies to share media with clients or anyone outside the studio securely, with one click, through free, unlimited client accounts, to desktops or mobile devices. All client feedback is automatically tracked and recorded in Shotgun. The Shotgun Client Review Site replaces a time- and labor-intensive process with a single click, for both studios and their clients.
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GALAXY 61 Re-Launches: The Design-Driven Animation + VFX Boutique, Evolves Into a Hybrid One-Stop Creative Resource with the Addition of Expanded Editorial, Finishing, Print and Audio Services
News: GALAXY 61 Re-Launches: The Design-Driven Animation + VFX Boutique, Evolves Into a Hybrid One-Stop Creative Resource with the Addition of Expanded Editorial, Finishing, Print and Audio ServicesDesigner Doug Johnson Marks His Company’s 10th Anniversary with a Total Re-Branding & New Website Showcasing His Concept to Completion Capabilities Tailored to Animation and VFX-Driven Project with Big Ideas and Small Budgets
Galaxy 61 owner and creative director, Doug Johnson, has announced that his award-winning design-driven boutique marked its 10th anniversary this month with the re-launch of the company as he takes its business model to the next level with the addition of editorial, 3D for print, audio and finishing services. The re-structuring redefines the company as a high-end animation and visual effects house, which now offers clients the option to take advantage of its full-service, concept through completion capabilities.
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PROOF Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"
News: PROOF Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"Proof Inc., one of the film industry's leading visualization houses, provided extensive previs and postvis services to the new Marvel Entertainment motion picture “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” it was announced today by Proof’s Creative Director/Founder Ron Frankel. The film was released by Walt Disney Studios on April 4th and is currently #1 at the international boxoffice.
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News from Synaptic VFX: Leading Visual Effects Company Signed as Key Vendor for New FOX Series "Hieroglyph:" Company Opens New Orleans Office, and Is Coming Off First Season Success of "Sleepy Hollow"
News: News from Synaptic VFX: Leading Visual Effects Company Signed as Key Vendor for New FOX Series "Hieroglyph:" Company Opens New Orleans Office, and Is Coming Off First Season Success of "Sleepy Hollow"Synaptic VFX has just been signed as a key VFX vendor for the new FOX TV series “Hieroglyph”, and has launched a branch office in New Orleans. Synaptic is coming off the success of the first season of FOX’s “Sleepy Hollow,” providing the lion's share of the series’ visual effects as the show's primary vendor. The announcements were made today by Synaptic VFX co-founders Shant Jordan, Shahen Jordan, and Ken Gust.
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Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) Names Evan Hall Project Manager
Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), a Masque Sound Company and experts in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live and broadcast events, is pleased to announce that Evan Hall has been hired as project manager. Hall will oversee and coordinate frequencies for a variety of PWS events that require the expert frequency coordination and management needed in today’s congested RF landscape. He will be an integral part of the development of future plans focusing on all PWS’ business divisions: Live Events, Broadcast, Music Festivals, Design Services, Product Manufacturing and Business Development.
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Fraunhofer HHI Enhances Cost-Effective Hybrid 3D Production with Trifocal Camera System
Fraunhofer HHI presents first After Effects plug-ins for generation of 3D from trifocal camera system at NAB 2014
NAB booth #C7843 - The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI, a leader in the development of mobile and fixed broadband communication networks, multimedia systems, image processing and 3D, today announced the first software environment leveraging Adobe After Effects plug-ins for trifocal camera systems. This improves the workflow for flexible 3D production and makes it even more cost effective, making it possible to produce 3D cinematography with only slightly more effort than is needed for 2D. At NAB 2014, Fraunhofer HHI is showcasing the plug-ins together with its trifocal camera developed in association with Walt Disney Production Technology, Burbank, and ARRI, Munich.
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Codex At The Movies In Spring 2014
News: Codex At The Movies In Spring 2014Codex recording and workflow technologies were used in the production of a wide range of Hollywood studio and independent motion pictures on release in the coming months – from touching teenage romances and dance comedies, to high-octane racing dramas and VFX-laden sci-fi fantasies.
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Sound Devices Hosts Lineup of Renowned Industry Professionals at its Booth During NAB 2014
Hear from the Pros as They Discuss Today’s World of Audio and Video Production
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, will host several presentations from leading industry professionals at its booth throughout the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546).
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Prism Sound Shows New Audio Interfaces at NAB 2014
NAB 2014 Gives This Internationally Acclaimed Company an Opportunity to Showcase its Full Range of Recording and Broadcast Products.
After an exceptionally successful 12 month trading period, which culminated in a move to larger offices in the USA, internationally acclaimed manufacturer Prism Sound will be using the NAB 2014 platform to introduce post production and broadcaster engineers to its growing family of audio interfaces.
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DAX Mobile Now Available as an iPhone App
iDailies® Service for iPhone App Available for TV and Feature Content Producers
DAX, the leading provider of production workflow applications, together with Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), is introducing DAX|Mobile® with iDailies®, a subscription service exclusively for Apple’s iPhone. The new iPhone app joins the iPad app in the iTunes App Store as an innovative collaboration workflow tool for professional TV/movie production, post-production, marketing and creative executives who require working 24/7 access to in-progress content.
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batteryPOP Adds New Series With Musician Dan Zanes
News: batteryPOP Adds New Series With Musician Dan ZanesFamily Music Series Glimpses Behind-the-Scenes of a Grammy-Winning Musician
Burgeoning kid’s cross-platform network, batteryPOP, has added the new web series, “Dan Zanes and Friends,” featuring Grammy-winning family music talent Dan Zanes. Dan Zanes and his Friends perform exuberant, handmade 21st Century social tunes for enthusiastic family crowds. They occupy a unique place in American music where sea shanties, English music hall, North American and West Indian folk music, Mexican son jarocho, the spirit of early rock-and-roll and soulful originals collide.
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Shade VFX Expands To New York
David Van Dyke Promoted to Vice President
Bryan Godwin, CEO shade VFX, announced today that the company has opened a new facility in New York. A favorable economic climate and requests by clients doing more business in New York prompted the decision for a second strategic location for the growing company. Additionally, shade’s Executive Producer, David Van Dyke, who has been with the company since its inception five years ago, has been promoted to Vice President. Van Dyke will continue to report directly to Godwin, shade’s founder, owner and Visual Effects Supervisor.
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Knox Avenue Launches at Maker City in Los Angeles
News: Knox Avenue Launches at Maker City in Los AngelesKnox Avenue, a brand-new, next-generation production company has opened in downtown Los Angeles at Maker City LA. Launching with a fully developed Directorial roster, many of whom are up-and-coming talents hand-selected by Founder/Executive Producer Brooke Dooley. The eclectic group of Knox Avenue Directors include: Debbie Formoso, Side of Fries, Gregory Tuzin, Noah Lagin, Maury Covington Jr., Alfonso Estrada, Joshua Moore, and Erahm Christopher.
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SMPTE® to Co-produce the 2014 NAB Show Technology Summit on Cinema: The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound
Two-Day Conference to Feature Live Discussion by Oscar® Award-Winning 'Gravity' Team and Keynote by Industry Visionary Chris Cookson
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the 2014 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema: The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, will provide an in-depth global view of the current state and future of filmmaking innovation.
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Director/Producer Jay Silverman Wraps Principle Photography on his First Directed Feature Film "The Secret Place"
News: Director/Producer Jay Silverman Wraps Principle Photography on his First Directed Feature Film "The Secret Place"Director and Executive Producer Jay Silverman has just wrapped principle photography on his first feature-length film, a dramatic project entitled “The Secret Place.” Co-written by “Blue Valentine” scribe Joey Curtis, along with Silverman and Joe Gamache, “The Secret Place” stars Taylor Spreitler, Peter Coyote, Gil Bellows, Mackenzie Phillips, Rex Lee, Elizabeth Pena, Amy Davidson and Amy Price Francis.
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Barry Sandrew of Legend3D Named to International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society Board of Governors
News: Barry Sandrew of Legend3D Named to International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society Board of GovernorsFounder, Chief Creative Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Leading Creative 3D Studio Appointed to Board by Industry Peers
Legend3D, Inc., an industry pioneer in 2D to 3D conversion technology and services, today announced that Barry Sandrew, Ph.D., the company’s founder, chief creative officer and chief technology officer, has been inducted to the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society (3D Society) Board of Governors. Each year, the organization appoints distinguished industry leaders who have made significant contributions to the advancement of 3D and imaging technologies to the society board.
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Director Matteo Bonifazio Joins MRB Productions
Director Matteo Bonifazio has joined MRB Productions’ roster for exclusive representation in the United States as a commercial director following his award-winning work for major brands such as Coca-Cola, Adidas and MTV.
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Prime Focus Technologies to acquire DAX
Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the technology subsidiary of Prime Focus (BSE code: 532748) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire DAX, a leading provider of cloud-based production workflow and media asset management applications to the entertainment industry for a base consideration of US$ 9.1 million in a uniquely structured performance linked transaction. PFT through its US subsidiary will acquire all the assets of DAX for an upfront payment with balance payable over 3 years such that cash flows from the North American operations will support the payment.
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Rob Sephton Joins TODD-SOUNDELUX
News: Rob Sephton Joins TODD-SOUNDELUXPost production sound company TODD-SOUNDELUX today announced that Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Rob Sephton has joined the organization.
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Jerry Lewis Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From Carol Burnett at the 51st Annual ICG Publicists Awards
Lionsgate’s Friedman and Wachsberger, ‘Scandal’s’ Shonda Rhimes, E.T.’s Linda Bell Blue Honored
A sold-out audience of Hollywood publicity and marketing executives, producers, studio and network executives, celebrities and press gathered for the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE LOCAL 600) 51st Annual ICG Publicists Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel today, chaired by Henri Bollinger and co-chaired by Tim Menke. Jerry Lewis received the Lifetime Achievement Award from fellow comedian and long-time friend Carol Burnett.
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Sunnyvale's Cogswell College Project X Alumni Shine for Academy Award Nominated Films in Animation and VFX
Timothy Heath Appointed Director of Award-Winning Project X Animation Program
Cogswell College, one of the world's leading regionally-accredited institutions offering a unique curriculum that fuses digital arts, engineering and entrepreneurship, is pleased to announce that 8 of its Project X animation program alumni worked on 5 of this year's Academy Award-nominated films. These films include: "The Croods," "Frozen," "Iron Man 3," "Pacific Rim" and "Thor: The Dark World." In 2013, Cogswell boasted four Project X alumni who were on the Academy Award-winning "Life of Pi" animation and VFX teams and a total of 14 Oscar-nominated films whose credits included Project X alumni.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Director Appointments
New Appointees Bring Depth of Experience and Knowledge to SMPTE's 'Three Pillars': Standards, Membership, and Education
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the 2014 SMPTE directors. Alan Lambshead, SMPTE standards vice president, appointed Bob Edge, Oliver Morgan, and Howard Lukk to serve as standards directors; Paul Stechly, SMPTE membership vice president, appointed Bruce Devlin, Karl Kuhn, and William C. Miller to serve as membership directors; and Patrick Griffis, SMPTE education vice president, appointed Michael DeValue, V. Michael Bove, Peter Putman, and Al Kovalick to serve as education directors.
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Avid Customers Triumph at the 50th Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards
Outstanding Achievements in Sound Mixing Accomplished With Avid's Proven and Trusted Audio Solutions
Avid® (OTC:AVID) today congratulated its customers on their numerous awards and nominations for outstanding achievements in sound mixing at the 50th Annual CAS Awards. Presented by the Cinema Audio Society on February 22 in Los Angeles, the awards recognized the accomplishments of many of the motion picture and television industries' most talented sound mixers who trust Avid audio solutions.
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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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NuContext Opens New York Office; Welcomes Desiree Tobin as VP Production to Head East Coast Team
News: NuContext Opens New York Office; Welcomes Desiree Tobin as VP Production to Head East Coast TeamLed by Company Founder/Executive Producer Angela Guice, NuContext Creative has launched its New York office and welcomes long-time, on-air television promotion Executive Desiree Tobin as Vice President Production, East Coast. Tobin joins NuContext Creative from USA Network where she served as Director of Production for On-Air Marketing for the past four years.
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