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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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HP Unveils New DreamColor Displays Offering Unmatched Color Accuracy and Affordability
New DreamColor Displays Deliver Industry Firsts, Unprecedented Color Accuracy to Maintain Leadership Position
HP today announced two new HP DreamColor Displays, once again disrupting the color-critical display market by achieving new levels of affordability and color accuracy.
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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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Facilis TerraBlock Turbocharges ‘Need for Speed’ Post Production for Bandito Brothers
News: Facilis TerraBlock Turbocharges ‘Need for Speed’ Post Production for Bandito BrothersIndie production company Bandito Brothers tapped Facilis Technology's TerraBlock 24D as an on-set shared storage solution to accelerate 4K post production for director Scott Waugh’s “Need for Speed,” which released in theatres on March 14, 2014. Produced by DreamWorks Pictures and starring Aaron Paul, the film adaptation of Electronic Arts’ series of “Need for Speed” video games follows street racer Tobey Marshall as he embarks on a thrilling cross-country race for revenge against the former business associate responsible for putting him behind bars.
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DaVinci Resolve 10 Used for Advanced Color on Hollywood Blockbuster “Need for Speed”
News: DaVinci Resolve 10 Used for Advanced Color on Hollywood Blockbuster “Need for Speed”Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve 10 was used by freelance colorist Mark Todd Osborne for advanced color on the Hollywood film “Need for Speed.” Osborne worked at LA based production and post company Bandito Brothers’ state of the art facility on the 2K DI color for various screenings and previews.
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Reel FX Signs Directors Ben Orisich and Justin Malone
News: Reel FX Signs Directors Ben Orisich and Justin MaloneReel FX builds Live-Action Director Roster
Digital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica bolsters its live-action director roster with the additions of Ben Orisich and Justin Malone for commercial representation. An award-winning director/creative director/VFX artist, Orisich has helmed multiple Super Bowl spots and national campaigns for ESPN, NBC, NASCAR, IZOD, Indy500 and ABC, among many others. Reel FX will represent Orisich in Texas and the southwest exclusively. Malone has directed spots for numerous agencies and has several award-winning narrative and documentary films under his belt including "Undocumented," "Hurry Up and Wait" and "Blue." Reel FX will represent Malone nationwide. The company’s roster also includes two other directors, Dale Carman and Kevin Althans. Together they will handle turnkey, soup-to-nuts projects for which Reel FX will be also be the editing, audio, VFX and finishing company of record.
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Shotgun Integrates Perforce; Unifies Production Management and Source Control for Games Studios
Shotgun/Perforce integration is a free software update to Shotgun’s Pipeline Toolkit for all clients. Built on Shotgun’s open platform, it can be easily modified and customized to meet any team’s requirements.
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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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Shotgun Software Keeps Blur Projects on Track
News: Shotgun Software Keeps Blur Projects on TrackShotgun Replaces Blur’s Proprietary Production Management Software; Frees Internal Development Resources to Focus on Creative Tools
Shotgun Software announced that Blur Studio has standardized on Shotgun for production management and tracking. Shotgun is the visual effects, game development and animation industry’s trusted platform for production management and review. Blur, known for a diverse roster of work on feature films, commercials and game cinematics and trailers, adopted Shotgun to replace their in-house production management software that was tying up valuable internal development resources.
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HOBO Brings Cinema Sound To Top Shows For Discovery, Travel Channel, OWN, Food Network, National Geographic And More
News: HOBO Brings Cinema Sound To Top Shows For Discovery, Travel Channel, OWN, Food Network, National Geographic And MoreAudio Work Heard On “Gold Rush,” “My Dirty Little Secret,” And Upcoming Series On Newly Rebranded American Heroes Channel
What do the cable reality shows “Gold Rush,” “Mysteries at the Museum” and “My Dirty Little Secret” have in common? Besides being hugely successful for Discovery, Travel Channel and Investigation Discovery, respectively, all benefit from a creative partnership with HOBO, the audio post-production house bringing a cinematic sound experience to the small screen.
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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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Vicon Teams Up With Autodesk to Showcase Automotive Visualization and Virtual Prototyping
Automotive Immersive Event Gives Design and Engineering Professionals a 3D Virtual Reality Experience
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defence, life sciences and engineering industries, has teamed up with Autodesk to present the Automotive Immersive Event. Taking place on February 26 at the RAVE CAVE at DC3S in Sterling Heights, Michigan, the event will give automotive design and engineering professionals the opportunity to experience the latest 3D visualization and virtual prototyping technologies in an immersive 3D virtual reality environment.
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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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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2014 Board of Directors Officers
News: Visual Effects Society Announces its 2014 Board of Directors OfficersJeffrey A. Okun Re-elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2014 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2014 Board meeting. The officers include Jeffrey A. Okun, who was re-elected for a sixth one-year team as Board Chair.
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Faceware Technologies Forms Partnership with Vicon
News: Faceware Technologies Forms Partnership with ViconMocap and motion tracking companies partner to provide studios with greater flexibility in the facial and full-performance motion capture process
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has entered into a global partnership with Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defense, life sciences and engineering industries. The partnership will focus on providing mocap studios and service providers with more hardware and software options for capturing, analyzing and re-targeting facial and full-body mocap data.
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Aspera’s Michelle Munson To Share Cloud Expertise With Media And Entertainment Leaders at SMPTE Hollywood Event
Joins speakers from Dreamworks Animation and HBO to discuss ‘Motion Pictures in the Cloud – Economics, Security & Architecture’
Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced that president, CEO and co-founder Michelle Munson will present at ‘Motion Pictures in the Cloud – Economics, Security & Architecture’. Organized by SMPTE Hollywood Section, the event takes place on Tuesday, January 28 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California.
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Chris Fagot Joins 2G Digital as Vice President of Sales and Marketing
2G Digital today announces that Chris Fagot has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Fagot arrives with broad experience in the post production, entertainment and technology industries, having spent the past three years as Executive Director of Sales and Marketing at Deluxe.
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Carrie Holecek Joins Reel Fx As Executive Producer Of Editorial
News: Carrie Holecek Joins Reel Fx As Executive Producer Of EditorialDigital studio Reel FX, (Dallas/Santa Monica) has brought on seasoned executive producer Carrie Holecek to head its editorial division. Coming to Reel FX from Red Car where she was Managing Director, Holecek brings nearly two decades of feature and commercial post-production expertise to her new position. Reel FX made the decision to add a dedicated Executive Producer to its editorial division as it continues to increase its focus on both stand alone editorial jobs and turn-key projects. Holecek will oversee Reel FX’s AICE Award-winning editors including Greg Sunmark (who worked previously with Holecek at Red Car) and Quan Tran. Her wealth of experience and trusted client relationships span across multiple top markets and include commercials for agency clients like Leo Burnett, DDB, mcgarrybowen, and The Martin Agency; feature films for top studios such DreamWorks SKG, Disney, and Warner Bros.; music videos, and web/viral content.
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kaboom’s matt fackrell Embarks On A Dragons Adventure For Nokia & DreamWorks
News: kaboom’s matt fackrell Embarks On A Dragons Adventure For Nokia & DreamWorksAgency Activeark JWT collaborated with kaboom productions and director matt fackrell to create two video game trailers for the new multi player Nokia phone companion APP for DreamWorks’ Dragons Adventure, based on the animated feature film "How To Train Your Dragon."
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The Capture Lab creates the world’s largest motion capture volume with Vicon
News: The Capture Lab creates the world’s largest motion capture volume with ViconUpgrades to Blade 2.5 to support 128 Vicon cameras
Enabled by a recent upgrade to Vicon’s Blade 2.5 motion capture software, The Capture Lab has more than doubled the size of its motion capture volume to create the largest entertainment capture stage in the world. The increased functionality of Blade 2.5 allows The Capture Lab to deploy 128 Vicon cameras, covering a massive 50’x130’x15’ volume, through one aggregated system.
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Vicon and Imaginarium Studios raise the motion capture game for "Ryse: Son of Rome"
50 Vicon T160 cameras and Vicon Blade 2 enable cutting-edge character realism for Xbox One exclusive, "Ryse: Son of Rome"
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defence, life sciences and engineering industries and The Imaginarium, today announced that Vicon’s T-Series motion capture cameras were behind the outstanding character realism in new game "Ryse: Son Of Rome."
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Shane Hurlbut, ASC. Director of Photography for “Need For Speed” Appears on The Go Creative Show
News: Shane Hurlbut, ASC. Director of Photography for “Need For Speed” Appears on The Go Creative ShowShane Hurlbut, ASC. Director of Photography for multi-million dollar feature films speaks with Ben Consoli, host of the Go Creative Show about his upcoming Dreamworks film Need For Speed starring Aaron Paul plus his hugely successful blog Hurlblog and his thoughts on our thriving film making community.
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Out Of This World Motion Capture By Vicon For Smash Hit Film Gravity
News: Out Of This World Motion Capture By Vicon For Smash Hit Film GravityFramestore invests in 16 Vicon T40 cameras to enable unbeatable pre-visualisation for space scenes in Hollywood blockbuster, Gravity
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defence, life sciences and engineering industries, announced today that its T-Series motion capture cameras were used on acclaimed 3D science fiction thriller and space blockbuster, "Gravity."
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AMPAS Invites Four SMPTE Members to Serve on Science and Technology Council
SMPTE Members Represent Majority of New Additions to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Council
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that four of its members — Wendy Aylsworth, Douglas Greenfield, Rob Hummel, and Beverly Pasterczyk — have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
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Reel FX Launches New Interactive/Mobile Division With Official Free Birds Movie APP - Baby Turkey Trouble
News: Reel FX Launches New Interactive/Mobile Division With Official Free Birds Movie APP - Baby Turkey TroubleFree Birds – In Theaters Now – Stars Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler
Reel FX today announces the launch of its new digital/interactive division with the release of its first app, “Baby Turkey Trouble”. The app coincides with the release of “Free Birds”, the studio’s first animated film. In this hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy for audiences of all ages, two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history – and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.
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Marvel's Thor: The Dark World™ Battles Its Way Into North American IMAX® 3D Theatres Starting Nov. 8
IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Marvel Entertainment, a division of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), today announced that Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, starring Chris Hemsworth, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released into IMAX® theatres across North America beginning Nov. 8.
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NuContext Creative Names Laura Feldman as New Director of Creative Services
News: NuContext Creative Names Laura Feldman as New Director of Creative ServicesNuContext Creative continues their 2013 expansion by welcoming Laura Feldman as their new Director of Creative Services. Feldman returns to L.A. from her previous stints at DDB Worldwide and Droga5 in New York City. Angela Guice, Founder/Executive Producer of the multi-award winning entertainment marketing agency, made the announcement. In her new post, Feldman will spearhead the creative supervision and project management of NuContext Creative’s On-Air and Digital marketing teams.
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Beyond: Stunning Motion Capture By Vicon For Quantic Dream
Quantic Dream investment in additional 28 Vicon T160 cameras enables outstanding facial capture realism for new video game, Beyond: Two Souls
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defence, life science and engineering industries, announced today that its T-Series motion capture system was used on the hotly anticipated video game, Beyond: Two Souls.
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MASTERSFX Perfects Practical/Digital Effects Mix for Emmy Nominated TV Series "Falling Skies"
News: MASTERSFX Perfects Practical/Digital Effects Mix for Emmy Nominated TV Series "Falling Skies"Award-winning character effects company MASTERSFX has been signed to continue developing and creating its mix of Practical/Digital FX for season four of the hit DreamWorks/TNT television series “Falling Skies,” set to debut in Summer 2014. MASTERSFX has regularly worked on the series since its 2011 launch. The company also designs and produces a diverse number of makeup and special creature effects for a variety of other hit TV shows and feature film projects. Todd Masters, founder of MASTERSFX, made the announcement.
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Disney And Christie Sign Comprehensive Technology Supply, Support And Services Agreement For Digital Cinema
The Walt Disney Studios has entered into an agreement with Christie® to provide the latest digital cinema technologies and a variety of professional services for The Walt Disney Studios’ production, post-production, screening rooms and premieres. In addition, Christie’s Managed Services will provide Disney’s accomplished engineering team with round-the-clock support for Disney’s digital cinema facilities, supported by Christie’s Network Operations Center (NOC) and Christie’s on-site preventative maintenance services.
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NuContext Creative Names Michael Rola as New Executive Director of Integrated Marketing; Rola Had Been Walt Disney Studios' Director, Integrated Marketing & Synergy
News: NuContext Creative Names Michael Rola as New Executive Director of Integrated Marketing; Rola Had Been Walt Disney Studios' Director, Integrated Marketing & SynergyNuContext Creative, a multi-award winning entertainment marketing agency, has named Michael Rola as the company’s new Executive Director of Integrated Marketing. In his new position, Rola will be responsible for creating and executing branded entertainment and movie studio integration campaigns for NuContext Creative and their clients. Angela Guice, Founder/Executive Producer, NuContext Creative, made the announcement.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Featured Sessions for 2013 VES Summit
Former AMPAS Presidents Forum, NASA/JPL Mars Curiosity Rover Expert and VFX Experts Panel on New Models for Profitability
The Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, has announced several featured sessions set for its 5th annual Summit, “A New Reality: Content Creation and Distribution.” The daylong interactive forum on October 26th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem-solving in an atmosphere akin to TED Talks. Prominent speakers sharing insights into the elements for success in the new VFX landscape will include:
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Reel FX Amplifies The Guts And Glory Of Ram’s Commercial Trucks
News: Reel FX Amplifies The Guts And Glory Of Ram’s Commercial TrucksDallas/Santa Monica-based digital studio Reel FX puts the powerful features of RAM Commercial trucks to the test in a new :30, “Blow,” for RAM out of The Richards Group, Dallas, TX. The spot features the latest truck from RAM’s commercial fleet smoothly hauling a hefty load of construction equipment up a winding road, or on a craggy precipice with ease.
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Envision Media Arts (EMA) Promotes David Tish To Vice President Of Development
News: Envision Media Arts (EMA) Promotes David Tish To Vice President Of DevelopmentEnvision Media Arts (EMA) has promoted their Development Executive, David Tish, to the position of Vice President of Development. According to EMA President & CEO, Lee Nelson: David Tish is a vibrant, dedicated member of the EMA team, with a strong sales ability, and keen eye for detail and story.
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Vicon’s T-Series Used on Chart Topping ‘Dead Island Riptide’ Video Game
Vicon customer, Alvernia Studios, uses T-Series system to help bring characters to life
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defence, life science and engineering industries, announced today that its T-Series system was used on the video game Dead Island Riptide which reached number 1 in the gaming charts.
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Vicon launches Cara – the new face of film and games production
News: Vicon launches Cara – the new face of film and games production~ The latest addition to Vicon’s digital motion capture suite enables flexible facial tracking for the most efficient high-performance facial animation on the market ~
Motion capture technology innovator, Vicon, today announced the launch of Cara, a pioneering facial motion capture system. The latest addition to the Vicon suite of digital motion capture systems is available to order now.
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Editor/Color Artist Stephen Hens Launches KiddKolor; Collaborates On New Film "The Sidekick," Premiering At Comic-Con
News: Editor/Color Artist Stephen Hens Launches KiddKolor; Collaborates On New Film "The Sidekick," Premiering At Comic-ConEditor/Color Artist Stephen Hens has launched KiddKolor; a new “micro company,” providing crafted edit, color and finishing services to the entertainment industry. Hens and KiddKolor have collaborated with Writer/Actor Rob Benedict and director Michael Weithorn on their new featurette “THE SIDEKICK,” making its world premiere at Comic-Con 2013 later today at 3 pm in the Indigo Ballroom, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.
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Codex Provides Recording Technology for Douglas Trumbull’s 120 FPS Experimental Short “UFOTOG”
News: Codex Provides Recording Technology for Douglas Trumbull’s 120 FPS Experimental Short “UFOTOG”Filmmaking pioneer Douglas Trumbull recently used Codex recording technology in the production of UFOTOG, the world’s first high-frame rate (120 fps), stereoscopic 3D film. Trumbull and his production team at Trumbull Studios employed Codex Onboard S Recorders to capture 4K raw data from a pair of Canon C500 cameras, each shooting at 60 fps. The project, which is currently in post production, is designed to demonstrate the potential of high frame rate imagery and Trumbull’s vision for a new form of immersive cinematic entertainment.
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Visual Effects Society Issues “The State of the Global VFX Industry 2013” A Comprehensive Analysis of Business Drivers and Best Practices
Industry Experts Cite Improved Business Management as Key to Adapting to the Dynamic Global Marketplace; VES Commits to Further Action
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, released “The State of the Global VFX Industry 2013,” a strategic analysis of the business drivers impacting all sectors of the VFX industry working in film production – those emanating from within the business infrastructure and those imposed by a global economy – and presentation of solutions to mitigate instability. Initial recommendations focus on improving business and financial management acumen among artists and facilities management through training programs and new standards and practices. The whitepaper is the first outcome of a working group of diverse industry stakeholders convened in March 2013 by the VES, which has committed its continued leadership to forge and execute a blueprint for action.
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Wacom Announces Presentation Schedule for SIGGRAPH
Artists from the Creative Talent Network to showcase how they create for feature films and independent personal projects with the Wacom Cintiq
Wacom®'s in-booth theatre (Booth #119) at the upcoming SIGGRAPH show in Anaheim, California, July 23 - 25, will be "the place" for attendees to gather and learn about digital content creation from leading animation artists provided by the Creative Talent Network. The select group of artists will demonstrate their drawing and story-telling skills using a Wacom Cintiq® interactive pen display and accompanying creative software applications.
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SIGGRAPH Business Symposium to Focus on Key Issues Facing Film and Game Industries
The SIGGRAPH Business Symposium offers attendees an intense, productive day with this year’s focus on disruption and innovation in the content creation industries -- namely games and films. Unlike any other conference, SIGGRAPH provides a unique forum where leaders from film, games, and broadcast cross paths and share ideas with scientists, academics, and world-class researchers. It is geared towards higher level executives and studio heads.
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WWZ Breaks Motion Capture Records
News: WWZ Breaks Motion Capture RecordsEurope’s largest ever motion capture volume created for the recently released blockbuster
Audiomotion Studios, the leading motion capture provider for movies and videogames, has revealed its involvement with the recently released "World War Z" from Paramount Pictures. Audiomotion has disclosed it deployed 160 of its Vicon cameras on location at Shepperton Studios, creating one of the world’s largest ever motion capture stages - certainly the largest ever created in Europe. The 50’ x 85’ volume was used to capture hundreds of stunt moves which were later transformed by The Moving Picture Company and Cinesite into thousands of zombies.
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RealD Introduces "LUXE: A RealD Experience"
Premium Large Format Initiative Aimed at Unifying Exhibition Under Single Brand with Industry Leading Standards for Ultimate Out of Home Entertainment Experience
CINEEUROPE -- At a special presentation to European cinema exhibitors at CineEurope, RealD Inc. (NYSE: RLD) today introduced "LUXE: A RealD Experience," a premium large format (PLF) initiative aimed at unifying the exhibition community under a single brand with a goal of becoming synonymous with the ultimate out of home entertainment experience. Minimum standards will assure all "LUXE: A RealD Experience" auditoriums feature massive screens, ultra bright 2D and 3D, enveloping audio and luxury seating for a premium movie-going experience. "LUXE: A RealD Experience" auditoriums will provide full flexibility with content, allowing exhibitors to show any movie at any time for optimized profitability.
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Quvis Announces Player To View Studio-Quality Digital Cinema Packages On A Workstation
Today QuVIS announces the release of their highly anticipated DCP Player software, allowing film producers and post production houses to view DCPs on their Apple Mac workstations. The entire DCP can now be easily previewed as many times as needed during post production. The Player offers excellent color representation on computer monitors and attached displays, and is a high quality, affordable solution. “We are very pleased with the utility, play quality, ease of use, and low price we were able to provide in this initial release of our DCP Player. We are also proud of the excellent customer upgrade we are offering for this product. It is now as easy to play a theatrical digital cinema package as it is to play consumer media like DVDs” according to Kenbe Goertzen, QuVIS Chief Technology Officer.
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Netflix To Premiere DreamWorks Animation's Branded Slate Of New Original TV Series
News: Netflix To Premiere DreamWorks Animation's Branded Slate Of New Original TV Series
Largest deal for original content in Netflix history will give members in the U.S., Canada, Latin America and Europe exclusive access to new original television series based on the studio's beloved franchises and characters
Netflix Inc. and DreamWorks Animation (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced a multi-year deal making the world's largest Internet TV network the premiere home of new original series from the award-winning creators of global box-office hits including the Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon franchises.
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Vicon Launches The Changing Face Of Film And Games At SIGGRAPH 2013
Motion capture technology innovator, Vicon, will be launching the latest addition to its suite of 3D motion capture tracking systems at SIGGRAPH 2013, booth #771, taking place on 23-25 July in Anaheim, California.
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Superfad NY Executive Team Join Gravity as SCOUT
News: Superfad NY Executive Team Join Gravity as SCOUTInternational visual effects, design and content company Gravity announced today that the three key creative and production executives from Superfad NY have re-assembled as SCOUT, a new divison of Gravity. Gravity CEO/CCO Zviah Eldar made the announcement.
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Netflix Brings Great Disney Films to Members in the UK and Ireland
Netflix, the world's largest Internet television network, is bringing a wide range of great live-action and animated films from The Walt Disney Company to its members in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
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DreamWorks Animation to Present Session on the Art of "The Croods" & "Turbo," While Pixomondo to Present "The Making of Oblivion" During Production Pipeline Expo;
News: DreamWorks Animation to Present Session on the Art of "The Croods" & "Turbo," While Pixomondo to Present "The Making of Oblivion" During Production Pipeline Expo;"Cinema 4" Session and Final List of Guest Speakers Also Announced
The inaugural Production Pipeline Expo, which will be held May 3-4 at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, will showcase two special sessions. DreamWorks Animation will present a session on the Art of “The Croods” and “Turbo,” while Pixomondo will present a session about the FX work included within Universal Pictures’ hit film “Oblivion.” The announcement was made today by the expo's founder/originator Anthony Horn, most recently Director of Marketing and Development for the Visual Effects Society.
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Venue for "Production Pipeline Expo" May 3-4 has been Changed to Raleigh Studios in Hollywood
First Annual Event to Showcase New "Joust" Software; Latest List of Guest Speakers Announced
The venue for the first annual “Production Pipeline Expo” has been changed to RALEIGH STUDIOS,5300 Melrose Ave, Stages 10 and 14, Hollywood, CA, 90038. The two day event takes place May 3-4. The announcement was made today by Anthony Horn, Founder of the event.
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A Burgeoning Mission: Venice VFX House Doubles Space And Adds New Talent
News: A Burgeoning Mission: Venice VFX House Doubles Space And Adds New TalentVFX house The Mission doubles the size of its Venice-based studio and expands their talent roster with the addition of Rick Grandy as CG Supervisor and Raul Dominguez as a Creature Modeler. With over 19 years of experience in the visual effects industry, Grandy comes to The Mission from Pixomondo where he served as a Digital Character and Pipeline Supervisor on top projects including "The Amazing Spiderman" and "Die Hard 5". Former video game artist and cartoonist Dominguez was most recently at Digital Domain, lending his talents to a score of feature films including "Iron Man 3" and "The Avengers".
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Inaugural "Production Pipeline Expo" To Launch May 3-4 at Santa Monica Airport's Barker Hanger
First Annual Visual Effects and Animation Expo to Present Expert Panels, Guest Speakers and Educational Sessions
What originally began as the “Career Fair & Technology Expos” of 2011 and 2012 has evolved into a brand new, two-day event, entitled the “Production Pipeline Expo.” This inaugural event, which will be held May 3-4 at the Barker Hanger (Santa Monica Airport,) has been designed as a full blown visual effects and animation expo, complete with expert panels, “must see” presentations, best in class educational sessions, provocative speakers, and an unprecedented level of attendee talent with an eye on new opportunities. The announcement was made today by the expo’s founder/originator Anthony Horn, most recently Director of Marketing and Development for the Visual Effects Society.
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Reel FX Delivers Colorful Carnival Nostalgia For McDonald’s
News: Reel FX Delivers Colorful Carnival Nostalgia For McDonald’sDallas/Santa Monica-based digital studio Reel FX infuses a colorful boardwalk stroll with the bubbly nostalgia of classic carnivals in the new :30, “Joywalk,” for McDonald’s out of Moroch, Dallas, TX. The spot features the first person viewpoint of a young woman sipping a bubbly $1 Coca-Cola from McDonald’s as she takes in the atmosphere of a bustling boardwalk carnival with her handsome date. Reel FX handled comprehensive post production on the spot, including editorial, visual effects, coloring, cleanup and online.
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RealD Introduces Precision White Screen Technology Combining 2D White Screen Performance with Polarized 3D Capability
Forty Percent More Total Light Than a Standard Silver Screen with More Uniform Brightness in 2D and 3D
RealD Inc. (NYSE:RLD) announced today the introduction of Precision White Screen technology for cinema projection, combining 2D white screen performance with the ability to project polarized 3D images. Designed to deliver enhanced 2D and 3D presentations with wide viewing angles similar to white screens of equivalent gain, Precision White Screen technology features edges 4 to 5 times brighter than a standard silver screen. The improved screen efficiency results in 40% more total light coming off the screen, providing more uniform brightness than a standard silver screen. Precision White Screens also feature a smooth, white surface which generates better image contrast for improved image quality in 2D and 3D.
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HP Leads Workstation Industry with Solutions for Creative Professionals
Fusion-io’s Steve Wozniak selects HP Workstations to advance computing architectures
This week at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, HP is demonstrating its leadership and market expansion in the media and entertainment industry with solutions that drive innovation and performance for some of the world’s most demanding customers.
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Method Studios Appoints Christian Kubsch as President
News: Method Studios Appoints Christian Kubsch as PresidentDarin Grant joins Method as Chief Technology Officer
Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, announced today that Christian Kubsch has joined the company as President. Kubsch will oversee Method’s global operations including the company’s main base in Los Angeles along with locations in London, Vancouver, Sydney, Melbourne, New York, Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta. Kubsch will report to Stefan Sonnenfeld, President of Creative Services, Deluxe. Darin Grant has been named Chief Technology Officer of Method Studios, and will report to Kubsch.
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SGO sponsors 3D Creative Summit at London’s BFI showcasing excellence in Stereo 3D
News: SGO sponsors 3D Creative Summit at London’s BFI showcasing excellence in Stereo 3DHighlights include Park Road discussing ground-breaking HFR post on The Hobbit
SGO is a proud sponsor of the 3D Creative Summit produced by Ravensbourne Collage and The International 3D Society. It takes place at London’s BFI which features talented people behind the best 3D films and television programmes of the past year.
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HP Brings Cutting-edge Technology to DreamWorks Animation’s Comedy Adventure “The Croods”
HP Converged Infrastructure enables new levels of performance and collaboration
HP today announced it was selected by DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) to deliver the technology behind "The Croods," pushing the boundaries of modern imagery for this prehistoric animated adventure that is anything but primitive.
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Arclight Productions’ Original Documentary premieres at The Annenberg Space for Photography’s WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath March 23, 2013 – June 2, 2013
News: Arclight Productions’ Original Documentary premieres at The Annenberg Space for Photography’s WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath March 23, 2013 – June 2, 2013Documentary Film accompanies one of the Most Notable Exhibits on War-Themed Photography Ever Assembled
THE WAR PHOTOGRAPHERS, a documentary film commissioned by the Annenberg Space for Photography will debut with the exhibit, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, set to open on March 23rd. Arclight Productions has been commissioned to produce the original documentary short that will be featured as part of this unprecedented exhibit. The exhibit will open free to the public in Los Angeles on March 23, 2013 and run through June 2, 2013. The film will be shown in vivid detail on two 14' by 7' screens in 4K resolution in the Digital Gallery, which is central to the architecture of the Photography Space and the exhibit experience. This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and is made possible with generous support from the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation.
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Athena Studios Founder Jon V. Peters Named To Board Of Directors For The Visual Effects Society’s Northern California Chapter
News: Athena Studios Founder Jon V. Peters Named To Board Of Directors For The Visual Effects Society’s Northern California ChapterJon V. Peters, CEO/Founder of Athena Studios, has been named to the Board of Directors for the Visual Effects Society’s Northern California chapter. The announcement was made by David Tanaka, VES Section Chairman, Bay Area/Northern California.
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Animation Mentor Now Accepting Applications For New VFX Fundamentals And Teaching New Curriculum Within Its State-Of-The-Art Fully-Distributed Pipeline
Animation Mentor, the state-of-the-art online school of animation and VFX, is now accepting applications for the inaugural Summer 2013 term of its new VFX Fundamentals.
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Athena Studios Hosts Bay Area Visual Effects Society Presentation, Entitled “VFX—Keeping It Real,” By Director Of Photography Carl Miller
News: Athena Studios Hosts Bay Area Visual Effects Society Presentation, Entitled “VFX—Keeping It Real,” By Director Of Photography Carl MillerAthena Studios played host to a special event produced by the Bay Area Chapter of the Visual Effects Society (VES) on Saturday, Feb. 23. During the event, Visual Effects Director of Photography Carl Miller delivered a hands-on presentation entitled “VFX - Keeping it Real.” Over 45 people attended the presentation, including VFX professionals from Pixar, Tippett Studios and 32TEN Studios. David Tanaka, Bay Area/Northern California Section Chairman of the Visual Effects Society, introduced Mr. Miller.
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Reel FX Materializes Daydreams for Florida Lottery
News: Reel FX Materializes Daydreams for Florida LotteryDallas/Santa Monica-based digital studio Reel FX creates luck out of thin air in an artful, VFX-laden new :30 “Imagine” for the Florida Lottery out of John & Partners, Jacksonvilla, FL. The spot features a daydreaming man on a balmy beach accompanied by dollar-bodied butterflies, cloud-shaped images of wealth and graceful, low-flying flamingos.
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Shotgun Hires Rob Blau as Head of Pipeline Engineering
News: Shotgun Hires Rob Blau as Head of Pipeline EngineeringShotgun Software, a leading pipeline tools developer for the visual effects, games and animation industries, has hired Rob Blau as Head of Pipeline Engineering. Formerly a Pipeline Supervisor at Laika and Dreamworks, Blau brings a wealth of experience to Shotgun to launch its new pipeline team. In this new role, he'll work closely with clients to iterate various workflows and develop innovative new tools and pipelines that encapsulate and perpetuate best industry practices.
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Society of Camera Operators – Lifetime Achievement Awards 2013
Camera Operator of the Year Nominees Announced
The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2013 Camera Operator of the Year for Film and the Camera Operator of the Year for Television Awards. These awards are two of the highlights of the 21st Lifetime Achievement Awards presented by the SOC.
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Bemis Balkind Promotes Jeffrey Almeida to VP Account Services
News: Bemis Balkind Promotes Jeffrey Almeida to VP Account ServicesCreative marketing agency Bemis Balkind has promoted Jeffrey Almeida to the position of VP, Account Services. The announcement was made by agency partners Peter Bemis and Aubrey Balkind.
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Animation Mentor Offers The AMP™ Studio Production Pipeline, The First Fully Distributed Studio Production Pipeline, And Integrates Vfx Coursework To Address Industry Needs
News: Animation Mentor Offers The AMP™ Studio Production Pipeline, The First Fully Distributed Studio Production Pipeline, And Integrates Vfx Coursework To Address Industry NeedsAnimation Mentor, the state-of-the-art online school of animation and VFX, announces the AMP™ studio production pipeline — the first-of-its-kind, fully distributed production pipeline — and the addition of a VFX curriculum and restructured Animation Program. These offerings teach the exact skill set that studios seek: The ability to professionally collaborate and apply studio best practice workflows within a studio production pipeline and across multiple disciplines.
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Gravity Kicks Off 2013 By Signing Internationally Renowned VFX Supervisor & Compositing Supervisor Alex Lemke, An Award Winner For His Work At Weta Digital On The “Lord Of The Rings” Franchise
News: Gravity Kicks Off 2013 By Signing Internationally Renowned VFX Supervisor & Compositing Supervisor Alex Lemke, An Award Winner For His Work At Weta Digital On The “Lord Of The Rings” FranchiseLemke Becomes Gravity’s Senior VFX Supervisor & Compositing Supervisor, Feature Films & Commercials
Gravity has appointed globally renowned VFX Supervisor Alex Lemke as its new Senior VFX Supervisor/Compositing Supervisor for films and commercials. Gravity’s CEO/Chief Creative Officer Zviah Eldar made the announcement.
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West Post Digital Names Tamara Gagarin As Business Development Executive In Move To Expand Company’s Outreach Within Independent And Documentary Film Arenas
News: West Post Digital Names Tamara Gagarin As Business Development Executive In Move To Expand Company’s Outreach Within Independent And Documentary Film ArenasWest Post Digital, a leading online post production company based in Santa Monica, has named Tamara Gagarin as Business Development Executive. Today’s announcement comes in conjunction with the company’s efforts to expand its industry outreach within the feature film arena.
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HP and DreamWorks Animation Cast Innovation as a Lead in "Rise of the Guardians"
News: HP and DreamWorks Animation Cast Innovation as a Lead in "Rise of the Guardians"HP and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) have marked the latest chapter in their ongoing collaboration by working together to create an epic adventure for worldwide audiences with the breakthrough animation of the studio’s latest 3-D movie, “Rise of the Guardians.”
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Faceware Technologies Brings a New Face to the Asian Animation Market
Faceware Technologies signs two reseller agreements to aggressively target Japan and China with its Facial Motion Capture Technology
Faceware Technologies, a leading provider of 3D facial motion capture solutions for the video game, film, television and commercial industries, today announced that it has dramatically increased its foothold in the Asian market by signing two new resellers: Japan’s Crescent Inc,. the exclusive distributor of Vicon Motion Capture Systems to the Japanese entertainment market, and Beijing Ou-Lei Technology, Co, Ltd., a successful supplier of entertainment equipment & solutions in China.
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Barco and DreamWorks Animation Forge Alliance to Bring Premium 3D Audio Experience to Theaters Worldwide
Global digital cinema technology leader Barco, and the world’s leading animation studio, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA), have formed an alliance in which DreamWorks Animation’s next fifteen animated feature films will be mixed in the revolutionary Barco Auro 11.1 3D sound format for global distribution. The studio’s ‘Rise of the Guardians’, which comes to theaters on 21 November 2012, will be the first DreamWorks Animation movie featured in this new agreement.
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DreamWorks Animation's Rise of the Guardians to Play Limited IMAX® Engagement on November 21, 2012
3D Animated Adventure Brings Childhood Heroes Together as Never Before in IMAX® 3D
IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX), and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that the animated adventure Rise of the Guardians will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released for a limited engagement in select IMAX® international and domestic theatres starting November 21, 2012.
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Exciting news from VIEW Conference! Oct 15-19 2012, Turin, Italy
VIEW conference director Maria Elena Gutierrez has announced that senior visual effects supervisor Dan Glass of Method Studios will give a world premiere presentation on the feature film “Cloud Atlas”. Directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer, the Warner Bros. release received a 10-minute standing ovation at its Toronto Film Festival premiere. “Cloud Atlas” is scheduled for wide release beginning in late October.
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Gravity “Torques Up” Ford: 2013 Truck Campaign Led By Gravity’s Yuval Levy, Working Closely With Team Detroit, To Revamp BFT Campaign
News: Gravity “Torques Up” Ford: 2013 Truck Campaign Led By Gravity’s Yuval Levy, Working Closely With Team Detroit, To Revamp BFT CampaignInternational visual effects, design and brand communications company Gravity, and its in-house Director & Creative Director Yuval Levy, have just completed a new, five-spot campaign promoting 2013 Ford F-Series Trucks. Working in tandem with Ford’s advertising agency, Team Detroit, Gravity produced a fresh approach to the iconic “Rant” campaign featuring the rapid-fire voice-over of actor/comedian Denis Leary. The new campaign just broke.
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Jonathan Keeton and Tom Leonard Join Bonfire Labs
Collaborative design studio Bonfire Labs has added two well-seasoned talents to their roster, Jonathan Keeton and Tom Leonard. As the Executive Creative Director, Keeton is bolstering the pipeline, improving the production process, bringing in powerful creative talent and mentoring junior artists. In the recently created position, Director of Business Development, Leonard will spearhead the exploration of new business prospects, while maintaining strong relationships with existing clients. The additions of Keeton and Leonard mark the beginning of a directional shift for the company.
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Genndy Tartakovsky presents exclusive footage of Hotel Transylvania at VIEW Conference
The VIEW Conference is proud to announce that award winning director Genndy Tartakovsky (“Dexter’s Laboratory,” “Samurai Jack,” “Star Wars: Clone Wars”) will present and discuss his feature film debut, Sony Pictures Animation’s 3D monster comedy Hotel Transylvania, for the first time in Italy during the 2012 conference, October 16 to 19 in Turin, Italy.
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5D Institute Hosts Transmedia Summit, “The City and the Book” at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, September 20 & 21
Immersive design consortium 5D Institute will explore the dynamic world of storytelling in interactive, virtual spaces during their upcoming summit, The City and the Book, being held September 20 and 21, 2012 in Los Angeles at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. This is the third ‘5D | flux’ world building and transmedia summit, with each session running from 7-10pm at the George Lucas Building, with a networking reception immediately following.
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DreamWorks Animation Enters Into New Five-Year Distribution Agreement With Twentieth Century Fox
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that the Company has entered into a new five-year distribution agreement with Twentieth Century Fox.
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IBC Announces will.i.am as Convention Keynote Speaker
Today IBC announces that international recording artist, technologist, entrepreneur, will.i.am, has chosen the IBC2012 Conference as a key platform to inspire the world's electronic media professionals.
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The LightWave 3D Group Appoints Dominick Spina Vice President Worldwide Sales and Marketing
Former NVIDIA senior product manager for digital media and film to expand global reach through strategic sales, marketing and product development initiatives
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today Dominick Spina has joined the company as vice president of worldwide sales and marketing of the newly formed LightWave 3D Group. Spina will work closely with the LightWave 3D Group’s President Rob Powers to lead worldwide sales with strategic marketing and branding, the introduction of new products and technologies, and ongoing business and relationship development.
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Digital Domain Media Group to Exhibit, Present at the SIGGRAPH 2012 Computer Graphics and Interactive Technology Conference
CEO John Textor Featured Speaker at Business Symposium; Digital Domain Institute Exhibits with Florida State University; Company Presents Panels and Courses; Recruits for “The Legend of Tembo” and Other Productions Underway in Florida, California and Vancouver
Digital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG) announced that the company will be presenting, exhibiting and recruiting at SIGGRAPH 2012 -- the computer graphics industry’s largest and most respected technical and creative conference, being held August 5 – 9 in Los Angeles.
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DreamWorks Animation Charitable Foundation Pledges Continued Commitment To Animation Academy At Inner-City Arts
Donates $250,000 Grant In Support of Animation Education
Inner-City Arts, an arts education provider based in downtown Los Angeles, today announced The DreamWorks Animation Charitable Foundation, Inc. has donated a grant in the amount of $250,000 over five years in continued support of the DreamWorks Animation Academy at Inner-City Arts, which provides instruction in digital media, film-making and graphic design to Los Angeles area students.
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Edit1 Adds Todd Winter as Creative Director
News: Edit1 Adds Todd Winter as Creative DirectorBrings Extensive Feature Film and Advertising Experience To Respected Pre-Visualization Studio
Looking to raise the level of their creative talent to match the complexity and challenges of today’s advertising, Edit1, the full-service pre-visualization studio headed by new owner Michael Zimbard, has added visionary animation director Todd Winter as Creative Director. Working with Zimbard, and Executive Producer Mike Donovan, Winter will play a leading role in the direction of Edit1’s creative work and the growth of the company overall.
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Calling All Artists: Showcase Your Work in Autodesk's 2012 Animation Show Reel
News: Calling All Artists: Showcase Your Work in Autodesk's 2012 Animation Show ReelEvery year, the art of animation takes center stage at SIGGRAPH. Autodesk is inviting all 3D artists to submit their work for a chance to be included in this year's Animation Show Reel, which will be showcased at Autodesk's SIGGRAPH booth in Los Angeles, CA from August 7-9. The show reel will also be featured on the Autodesk YouTube Channel, the AREA community and the Autodesk website.
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VFS Scores the Hat Trick
Named School of the Year at CG Student Awards for third year in a row
Vancouver Film School (VFS) has been named School of the Year for the third straight year at the CG Student Awards, formerly known as the Computer Graphics Student Awards (CGSA).
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Animation Mentor Presents "Breaking Down the Animated Shot: Live & Uncut"
School Partners with Autodesk, Inc. to Host All-Day Animation Workshop with Animators from Pixar Animation Studios, DreamWorks Animation, and Tippett Studio
Animation Mentor, the state-of-the-art online animation school founded by animators for animators, announced today that it has partnered with Autodesk, Inc. to host an all-day animation workshop — highlighted by advanced breakdowns of animated feature film shots — with:
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Legend3D Builds Global 3D Production Pipeline on TACTIC
Legend3D makes distributed production a reality by employing TACTIC across studios in San Diego, Los Angeles, and India
Southpaw Technology, a leading developer of production asset management (PAM) technology for digital content creation companies, announced today that Legend3D has signed a global licensing agreement to use TACTIC at its studios in San Diego, Los Angeles and India. The use of TACTIC at these studios will allow Legend3D to synchronize its databases, collaborate globally, and create one unified production workflow across time zones and geographic regions.
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MelroseMAC Launches MelroseTEC Consulting Division
Industry Veterans Brian Boring, Steve McCracken & Antonio Nacrur Head New Division Focused On Digital Workflow Solutions
Technology re-seller and systems integration company, MelroseMAC, is launching a new IT consulting and sales division, dubbed MelroseTEC (http://www.melrosemac.com/melrose-tec), to provide specialized technology solutions for production & post professionals. MelroseTEC sets a higher, dedicated standard of professional guidance and support, not only for parent company MelroseMAC but also for the entire industry.
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Microsoft Advertising And Y&R New York Turn To Gravity To Create And Produce Long-Form, Original Web Content Piece Promoting Microsoft Ad Tools On Behalf Of Johnson & Johnson's Zyrtec Product
News: Microsoft Advertising And Y&R New York Turn To Gravity To Create And Produce Long-Form, Original Web Content Piece Promoting Microsoft Ad Tools On Behalf Of Johnson & Johnson's Zyrtec ProductMicrosoft Advertising and Y&R New York have turned to Gravity, an international visual effects, design and brand communications company, to create and produce an original, long-form web content piece promoting various Microsoft tools within a case history study for Johnson & Johnson’s Zyrtec product. The piece runs over two-minutes in length and is full CG animation. Zviah Eldar, Gravity’s CEO and Chief Creative Officer, and Bob Samuel, Gravity’s CMO/Executive Producer, made the announcement.
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Legend3D Appoints Industry Veteran Ian Jessel As President
Elite Studio Executive Brings Four Decades of Global Production Experience to Leading Stereo VFX Company
Legend3D, Inc., a leading digital media technology and visual effects company and innovator in 3D storytelling, today announced an executive appointment of Ian Jessel as president.
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Legend3D Opens Doors at Hollywood Center Studios
Leading Creative 3D Studio Moves into Bungalow Originally Occupied by Harold Lloyd
Legend3D, Inc., a leading digital media technology and visual effects company and innovator in 3D storytelling, today announced that it has relocated its Los Angeles office to Bungalow A at Hollywood Center Studios. The bungalow, which is located at 1040 North Las Palmas Avenue, has a rich entertainment history, as its first tenant, Harold Lloyd, produced many of his film masterpieces while there. The move to this iconic Hollywood location expands Legend3D’s accessibility among its growing client base, as the company remains poised to meet increased industry demands for 2D-to-3D conversion work and visual effects to enhance the art of 3D entertainment.
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Artbeats Puts Viewers in the Skies Over Washington, DC
Epic aerial shots of Pentagon, Capitol Building, and Other Famous Landmarks Now Available for Film, TV, and Commercials
Artbeats, known for their innovative aerial footage, have made Washington, DC accessible to the world with highest resolution aerials ever offered to the production community. This is an unprecedented advancement for the stock footage industry, due to the highly difficult nature of obtaining permission to film in the most restricted air space in the country.
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Technicolor Appoints Kristy Scanlan to Head Business Development for Technicolor’s Animation Production Arm
Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH) today announces the addition of Kristy Scanlan as Vice President, Business Development for Technicolor Digital Productions’ Animation group, reporting to Robert Winthrop, head of Animation.
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14 Academy Award-Nominated Movies: One Thing in Common
Digital Artists Worldwide Used Autodesk Digital Entertainment Creation Software to Create 2011's Most Celebrated Movies
Digital artists devoted days and years behind the scenes to help create the movie magic seen in many of this year's Academy Award-nominated films. In the categories for Best Visual Effects and Best Animated Film (Feature and Short) in particular, many artists relied on the same set of tools -- Digital Entertainment Creation (DEC) software from Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK).
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Digital Domain Strengthens Feature Film Visual Effects Division with New VP David Lipman
News: Digital Domain Strengthens Feature Film Visual Effects Division with New VP David LipmanFormer DreamWorks Animation and Framestore executive to drive company’s visual effects business
Digital Domain Productions, a subsidiary of Digital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG), has named David Lipman vice president of features visual effects production. The 30-year industry veteran, a former executive at DreamWorks Animation, Framestore and USAnimation, brings expertise in visual effects, animation, production and development to the company. He will be based in Digital Domain's Venice, California studio reporting to Jody Madden, who has been promoted to senior vice president of global studio operations, overseeing production, technology and operations for all of Digital Domain's worldwide studios.
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Digital Domain’s Work Nominated for Two Academy Awards®
Real Steel and Transformers: Dark of the Moon nominated for Visual Effects Oscar®
Digital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG), a leading digital production company focused on visual effects, original content animation and studio co-productions, announced that two of the feature films it worked on this year have been nominated for the visual effects Academy Award®; "Real Steel" and "Transformers: Dark of the Moon".
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Breaking the Hug Quota: DreamWorks, Dragons, HP, and the next creative revolutionBreaking the Hug Quota: DreamWorks, Dragons, HP, and the next creative revolution
Jeffrey Katzenberg, the CEO of DreamWorks Animation, introduced "How to Train Your Dragon" at the DreamWorks campus in Glendale, CA, near Los Angeles. We were there as the guests of HP, the culmination of three days of seeing the latest wonders from HP's Workstation division, read on for highlights of the event.
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In this article, Ron Lindeboom looks at the powerful HP Skyroom technology, which allows team members to interact in high definition video with one another, as they work on projects and approvals remotely. Highly powerful, yet priced within reach of many small to medium-sized companies -- nevertheless, the system is powerful enough for even major players like Dreamworks Animation, who used the system during the making of the blockbuster 'Monsters vs Aliens.' Powerful, elegant, simple to use.
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Writer and contributing editor, David Roth Weiss, takes us takes us Behind The Scenes in Hollywood to the DreamWorks Animation Studios, where the masterminds behind the new hit film, Monsters vs. Aliens, are reinventing the art of storytelling using new state of the art 3D stereoscopic filmmaking techniques and technologies.
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Monsters vs. Aliens: And the winner is, STEREOSCOPIC 3DMonsters vs. Aliens: And the winner is, STEREOSCOPIC 3D
Tim Wilson looks at the box office success of DreamWorks Animation's 'Monsters vs Aliens' and how Stereoscopic 3D is lighting up ticket sales in a huge way. Tim's article explores links to trailers, the first weekend's numbers -- hint: they were pretty spectacular, especially in the IMAX theaters where the 3D version proved especially popular -- and he even gives readers a sneak leak about the next issue of Creative COW Magazine.
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Writer and contributing editor, David Roth Weiss, takes us UNDER THE HOOD of HP's powerful new Z800 workstations. With a radical new design inside and out, created in collaboration with the BWM Designworks global design consultancy, the new Z800 is HP's most powerful workstation ever for image and processor-intensive tasks, such as: HD video editing, composting, and 3D animation. As an added bonus, David takes us BEHIND THE SCENES with HP to DreamWorks Animation Studios, where the masterminds behind the incredible new hit film, Monsters vs. Aliens, are reinventing the art of storytelling using exciting new state of the art 3D stereoscopic filmmaking techniques and technologies.
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The next step in the creative revolution? “Scalable multi-core processing.” Then he laughed. “If you had told me I’d ever be in front of a room saying that, I wouldn’t have believed you! But it’s true!” The speaker was Jeffrey Katzenberg, the CEO of DreamWorks Animation, as he introduced "How...
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Monsters vs. Aliens: And the winner is, STEREOSCOPIC 3D
Jeffry Katzenberg has been a major advocate of stereoscopic 3D for a while. The first place I saw him talk about it was ShoEast in 2007, a gathering of eastern US movie theater owners and operators. The talk was called " The Future of 3D in the Digital Age ,"...
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