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Creative Collective Wander Uses Syncopated Storytelling℠ To Craft Oxfam America’s “Be David”
News: Creative Collective Wander Uses Syncopated Storytelling℠ To Craft Oxfam America’s “Be David”Digital Short Aims To Educate, Inspire & Activate
“Be David” is an inspiring long-form PSA crafted by Creative Collective Wander in collaboration with Oxfam America. Using its signature Syncopated Storytelling℠, Wander created an information-rich narrative that blends enthusiasm and a touch of humor to activate viewers to champion for change with Oxfam America. In other words: find their inner David.
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Profiles in History Heads To San Diego Comic-Con To Preview Its Newest And One Of Its Most Extensive Array Of Hollywood Memorabilia As It Gears Up For Its Next Big "Hollywood Icons" Auction
The Profiles in History Booth Will Bring Fans One Step Closer to Their Favorite Movies, as they Showcase A Vast Collection of Classic, Famous, Rare, Pop Culture and Unique New & Old Entertainment Items
Leading Hollywood entertainment auction house, Profiles in History is heading to San Diego Comic-Con 2014 to showcase one of its most diverse collections of entertainment memorabilia to date. A preview to Profiles In History's next "Hollywood Icons" auction, scheduled for mid-September 2014, at booth (#1605) will be an exhibit like none other, featuring a number of cases and displays full of props and costumes from many of the best and most popular film and TV shows of all time.
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Milkt Director Danny Clinch and Ringo Starr Give Peace a Chance for John Varvatos
News: Milkt Director Danny Clinch and Ringo Starr Give Peace a Chance for John VarvatosBuilding on his decade-long relationship with agency YARD and John Varvatos, Milkt Director Danny Clinch re-teamed with the iconic clothing brand to shoot “#PEACEROCKS,” a Fall/Winter campaign starring legendary musician Ringo Starr that also supports his charity The Ringo Starr Peace & Love Fund. The effort, anchored by a cameo-filled behind-the-scenes short film and a dynamic social media component, kicks off an initiative to spread a message of peace and love; a mission that Starr has championed for more than 40 years.
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Butter Music And Sound Signs Composer Mike MacAllister
News: Butter Music And Sound Signs Composer Mike MacAllisterBicoastal music shop Butter Music and Sound has signed Senior Composer/Creative Director Mike MacAllister. Coming to Butter from Human Music & Sound, MacAllister has composed commercials for numerous brands including Xbox, McDonalds, Apple, Google, and the NFL. Career highlights include scribing the “Touch and Feel of Cotton” song, recently performed by Camila Belle, creating the score to the 3D light show during Nike’s kickoff party for Carmelo Anthony’s M8 Sneakers on Pier 54 and the composing the theme for Encore Channel.
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Oscar®-Nominated Production Designer Jim Bissell To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At 19Th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards On January 31, 2015
News: Oscar®-Nominated Production Designer Jim Bissell To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At 19Th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards On January 31, 2015Emmy®-winning and Oscar®-nominated Production Designer Jim Bissell will receive the Art Directors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on January 31, 2015 at a black-tie ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The announcement was made today by John Shaffner, ADG Council Chairman, and ADG Award Producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly.
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Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) LTD. Celebrates Its 60Th Anniversary With Range Of Film And Production Camera Support Solutions At IBC 2014
News: Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) LTD. Celebrates Its 60Th Anniversary With Range Of Film And Production Camera Support Solutions At IBC 2014Leading Camera Support Company Introduces Cineline 70 Fluid Head to European Market
Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd., a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, reels with enthusiasm as it prepares for the European leg of its 60th anniversary celebration at IBC 2014 (Hall 11, Stand 11.D30). Continuing its professional progression in supplying the film and television industries with revolutionary high-end tripods and fluid heads, the Australia-based camera support solutions company will introduce its new Cineline 70 Fluid Head to the European market at the show.
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4K Boom Drives Pablo Rio Sales in Japan
Japanese Post Production Houses Choose Quantel For Efficient High Resolution Workflows
With 4K rapidly gaining hold as the medium of choice in Japan for movies, high quality TV programs and large screen public displays, post houses have turned to Quantel and Pablo Rio to handle 4K post production.
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MASTERSFX Pioneers "Digital Makeup Effects" Technologies with Season Four of "Falling Skies"
News: MASTERSFX Pioneers "Digital Makeup Effects" Technologies with Season Four of "Falling Skies"Award-winning character effects company MASTERSFX unveiled its “dMFX” (“Digital MakeUp”) Division in conjunction with Season Four of the hit Amblin Television/TNT series "Falling Skies,” which premiered in late June. Todd Masters, President/Founder/Chief Monster Maker for the company made the announcement.
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Troma Catches Mad Cow! "Mad Cow" the Movie to be Released by Troma Entertainment
News: Troma Catches Mad Cow! "Mad Cow" the Movie to be Released by Troma EntertainmentThe Cow-ntdown is on! Troma Entertainment is proud to announce that it will be releasing "Mad Cow" (the film) worldwide.
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AKA NYC Helps to Propel ALL THE WAY to a Box Office Record
News: AKA NYC Helps to Propel ALL THE WAY to a Box Office RecordEntertainment marketing agency trades off Bryan Cranston’s “Breaking Bad” star power in its campaign for the Tony Award®-winning drama.
The Broadway production of ALL THE WAY (produced by Jeffrey Richards, Louise Gund and Jerry Frankel) wrapped up its run at the Neil Simon Theatre on June 29th in spectacular fashion, playing to standing room only audiences and grossing over $1.6 million in ticket sales in its last week alone, an all-time record for a straight play. The packed houses served as a fitting crescendo for the show—which earlier won Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Bryan Cranston)—and for AKA NYC the entertainment marketing firm behind its innovative advertising and marketing campaign.
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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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"The Wizard of Oz FAQ" by David J. Hogan
News: "The Wizard of Oz FAQ"  by David J. HoganNow Available From Applause Theatre and Cinema Books
Just in time for the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz's" Hollywood debut comes "The Wizard of Oz FAQ" (July 15, Applause Books, $24.99). This addition to the FAQ series is a fact-filled celebration of the beloved 1939 fantasy masterpiece starring Judy Garland. It's all here – from L. Frank Baum and his Oz novels to the complete background story of the movie's conception, development, and shoot, with special attention given to the little-known parade of uncredited directors, casting difficulties, and on-set accidents and gaffes, as well as more than 75 sidebars devoted to key cast members, directors, and other behind-the-scenes personnel.
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“100 Years Of Hal Roach Studios: Laurel & Hardy, 'Our Gang' and Harold Lloyd” Showcased at The Hollywood Museum
News: “100 Years Of Hal Roach Studios:  Laurel & Hardy, 'Our Gang' and Harold Lloyd” Showcased at The Hollywood MuseumThe Hollywood Museum unveils its new exhibit, “100 Years of Hal Roach Studios: Laurel & Hardy, ‘Our Gang’ and Harold Lloyd” in honor of the Hollywood icon's centennial, opening to the public from July 5 to August 31. The exhibit contains authentic photos, costumes and props from the rich history of Hal Roach Studios and the legendary talents that emanated from there in the early 1900s. "Sons of the Desert," the official International Laurel & Hardy Society, is co-sponsoring the exhibition in conjunction with their national convention, held July 2 to July 6 in the heart of Hollywood. The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building is located at 1660 N. Highland Ave. at Hollywood and Highland.
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Beijing’s Base Fx Makes Qube! a Big Part of Feature Film Workflow
500 Additional Render Farm Management Software Licenses to be Used on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and Other Blockbuster Films
PipelineFX, makers of Qube!, the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today that Beijing VFX firm Base Fx has ordered 500 additional licenses to supplement their growing feature film queue.
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Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Upgrades Broadcast Facility with Four Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio Cameras
News: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Upgrades Broadcast Facility with Four Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio CamerasWith Field Segments Shot on VariCam® 3700s, Signature ‘Electronic Field Trips’ Series Will Be Broadcast in HD on PBS Stations and Cable Channels
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, which operates the world’s largest living history museum in Williamsburg, VA, has just installed four Panasonic AK-AC3800 studio cameras as part of an overall HD upgrade of its broadcast studio. For the past four years, the Foundation has assigned its extensive field production assignments to a pair of Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 P2 HD VariCam camcorders.
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Brand New School Signs Internationally Lauded Director Ahmet Ahmet
News: Brand New School Signs Internationally Lauded Director Ahmet AhmetBrand New School has signed acclaimed British director Ahmet Ahmet, expanding its roster of talented visual artists.
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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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David Attenborough’s 3D Journey Launching At Glastonbury 2014
News: David Attenborough’s 3D Journey Launching At Glastonbury 2014Unique Glasses-Free 3D Experience in Association with Atlantic Productions, Go Entertain and Stream TV Networks to Take Place in the Greenpeace Field
The world premiere of "David Attenborough’s 3D Journey" will be shown daily at the CLiMAX Dome on state-of-the-art Ultra-D™ glasses-free 3D screens from Stream TV Networks in the Greenpeace field at this year’s Glastonbury Festival (25th – 29th June).
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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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MastersFX Unleashes "Summer of Monster Love" with New FX Work on "True Blood," "Falling Skies" and "The Leftovers"
News: MastersFX Unleashes "Summer of Monster Love" with New FX Work on "True Blood," "Falling Skies" and "The Leftovers"“Freshly-Made Monsters” created and produced by award-winning creative character effects company MASTERSFX will be unleashed during the “Summer of Monster Love 2014.” The creatures will be featured within three high-profile TV series. This array of bloody and slimy new creatures will include vampires and makeup FX featured in the HBO series “True Blood” (Season 7, debuting June 22,) an assortment of aliens in the Dreamworks/TNT invasion series “Falling Skies” (Season 4, also debuting June 22,) and special FX which will also be seen (or unseen) in HBO's new drama series “The Leftovers” (which debuts June 29.)
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Christie 4K Cinema Projector Screens Opening Film At The 17Th Shanghai International Film Festival
News: Christie 4K Cinema Projector Screens Opening Film At The 17Th Shanghai International Film FestivalThe 17th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) kicked off on a high note with Christie®, a global leader in digital cinema projection, deploying its 4K digital cinema projector to screen the opening film of this prestigious event on June 14, 2014. Christie is also the exclusive digital projection partner for the SIFF for the sixth consecutive year.
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National Archives of Australia goes live with TMD’s Mediaflex
News: National Archives of Australia goes live with TMD’s MediaflexTMD Works Closely with NAA to Manage Over 600,000 Physical and Digital Assets
The National Archives of Australia (NAA) has gone live on time and on budget with a new audio visual asset management system developed in conjunction with TMD, the leading provider of media asset management systems for digital and physical assets in a single system. The extensive project, with a TMD team collaborating from the original scoped work through to final commissioning and testing, provides NAA with the ability to control all of the audio visual media it holds on behalf of the Australian government and its agencies – “preserving the memory of our nation” as the NAA describes it.
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Sandblast Productions Opens Sound Studios At 1650 Broadway
Sandblast Blends Art and Technology to Define Sound
Sandblast Productions has opened a new facility at historic 1650 Broadway where its team of musicians and audio engineers will blend art and technology to help clients tell stories with compelling music, distinctive sound design, state-of- the-art mixing and Grammy Award-winning audio restoration.
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Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital Future
News: Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital FutureEngine Virtual Film Company, a brand-new, creative content and production company, has been launched by Creative Director/Partner Gary Nueman. Having worked with some of the brightest and most ground-breaking creative agencies in the world, including Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide, Nueman has hand-selected his company’s new Directorial roster which includes the talents of Nueman himself, as well as Noah Harald, David Mahmoudieh, Scott McCullough, Kevin McVey, and Andrew Rydzewski.
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World Famous Helps Volvo "Look Forward" in New Spot
Full service creative studio World Famous recently produced "Looking Forward," the first spot in Volvo's new "Wonder of Summer" ad campaign. Written and directed by World Famous' Jesse Harris, :30 and :60 versions of the spot are airing now across the U.S.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment Celebrates "Ghostbusters" Milestone Anniversary With Theatrical Re-release And All-New Special Edition Blu-ray Anniversary Editions
Theatrical Re-release Hits Theaters August 29; Blu-ray Anniversary Editions of "Ghostbusters" and "Ghostbusters II" Available September 16
Sony Pictures Entertainment will celebrate the 30thanniversary of its blockbuster franchise "Ghostbusters" with a series of special events and home entertainment releases. As a highlight of the celebration, the original 1984 film has been restored and remastered in 4K and will be returning to the big screen, in over 700 locations in the United States and Canada, for a limited engagement starting August 29 (Labor Day weekend).
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Mistika used at ONSIGHT in BAFTA Award-Winning David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D 4K film
News: Mistika used at ONSIGHT in BAFTA Award-Winning David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D 4K filmSir David Attenborough is the Only Person to have Received a BAFTA in Five Formats, Black and White, Colour, HD, 3D and now 4K.
SGO's Mistika was used at London's ONSIGHT in "David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive" (3D) which has just reaped a coveted BAFTA TV Award in the Specialist Factual Category. Produced by Colossus Productions, a joint venture between Atlantic Productions and Sky 3D, Mistika technology played a major role in post at ONSIGHT in the exceptional project.
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The Tiffen Company to Showcase New Products From Steadicam, Domke, DFX and Lowel Lines at 2014 CE Week
Tiffen Will Celebrate This Year’s CE Week Presence with Exclusive Looks at Revered Imaging Accessories and a Special Reception for The Media
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, will be showcasing its celebrated product lineup once again at this year’s CE Week. The industry’s official mid-year conference and new technology showcase, CE Week will be held in New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion from June 23rd through June 27th, with line shows and exhibits taking place on June 25th and 26th. Tiffen will be showcasing its award-winning digital imaging accessories at booth #50 with Tiffen technology experts on hand to answer questions and host product demonstrations.
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Pixeldust Studios Expands Creative Production Capabilities and Names Emmy Award Winner Lori Butterfield as SVP, Creative Content & Development
News: Pixeldust Studios Expands Creative Production Capabilities and Names Emmy Award Winner Lori Butterfield as SVP, Creative Content & DevelopmentPixeldust Studios, a multi-award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio, is expanding its creative production capabilities to now include providing clients with innovative script-to-screen video production and interactive design. While animation and visual effects will remain at the core of the company’s business, Pixeldust will begin to leverage its in-house creative talent and newly expanded resources to deliver original, high quality digital content and products to meet the growing demand for such content across television, the web, videogames, and mobile devices.
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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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"Jewels of the Archive" – Exclusive Exhibition From The World’s Largest Commercial Photography Archive
News: "Jewels of the Archive" – Exclusive Exhibition From The World’s Largest Commercial Photography Archive"Jewels of the Archive" exhibition opens at Getty Images Gallery, London on Friday 13th June 2014
Following on from last year’s "Best of Archive," Getty Images Gallery has once again mined the exceptional Getty Images Hulton Archive to bring you a selection of treasured images, each telling its own story and forming a wider narrative on the history of photography.
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SGO Sponsors Creative Week at BAFTA
Showcasing Excellence in Creative Output | 2 – 6 June 2014 - BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly London W1J 9LN
SGO is proud to sponsor Creative Week which takes place at BAFTA from 2 - 6 June, drawing the television, film and advertising worlds together. Creative Week is the perfect environment for visitors to meet SGO and discover even more about Mistika's remarkable 4K capabilities and Mamba FX's node-based compositing, within the context of an experts forum. The high-profile event is produced by Media Business Insight (MBI) - the publishers of Broadcast, Screen International and Shots. The full programme covers enticing topics delivered by top industry players from BSkyB, ONSIGHT, The Look, The Mill, The Framestore, The Farm, MPC, Atlantic Productions, and many others.
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Digital Sputnik Lights Up the Sky at Cine Gear 2014!
News: Digital Sputnik Lights Up the Sky at Cine Gear 2014!Digital Sputnik will light up the sky at Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles with their drone mountable DS LED Light Heli System. In a co-operation with Intuitive Aerial, using their Black Armored Drone, the DS LED Light System offers unparalleled output and flexibility in aerial lighting. Now a small drone is able to carry a lightweight LED light, output equivalent of 1.5kW HMI. This breakthrough creates a new world of possibilities in creative, mobile and flexible lighting for film and television. The system is controllable over WiFi using an iOS app.
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Jon Hess' 'Dead Men Float' Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera
News: Jon Hess' 'Dead Men Float' Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced that "Dead Men Float," the first new film in more than a decade from "American History X" producer and the creator of dozens of films and television movies, Jon Hess, was shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera.
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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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Mirada Transforms UCLA's Royce Hall with Projection Mapping Spectacle
News: Mirada Transforms UCLA's Royce Hall with Projection Mapping SpectacleShort Film Celebrates University's Upcoming Centennial to Kick Off New "Let There Be" Fundraising Campaign
Mirada teamed up with UCLA to create a one-of-a-kind film designed specifically for projection onto the façade of the University's iconic Royce Hall. The 10-minute film produced at 5K+ resolution was developed from beginning to end by Mirada, and became a true passion project for the creative team; Mirada co-founder Javier Jimenez is a UCLA alum, and the company has participated in mentorship programs with UCLA students for several years.
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The Steadicam Division of the Tiffen Company Rolls Out Steadicam Smoothee Bonus Pack for iPhone 5 and GoPro
Featured in Apple’s new “Powerful” Commercial, Smoothee Captures Summer Vacations, Graduations, and Other Magical Moments with a Steady Hand
The Steadicam division of The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, is offering Steadicam fans an exciting new Steadicam Smoothee bonus pack. The introduction of Steadicam in 1976 revolutionized the world of film and video. Over the past three decades, Steadicam has been an invaluable, dynamic production tool in the industry. New generations of Steadicam camera stabilizing systems have been comprehensively redesigned to unleash endless creative possibilities. When purchasing a Steadicam Smoothee, users can now enjoy two mounts for the price of one. The new bonus pack features a mount for iPhone® 5/5s and a mount for GoPro® HERO® cameras — a 24.95 USD bonus value, offering even more stability for no extra cost.
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Miller Camera Support Equipment Pans Japan’s Majestic Scenery For Shane Peel’s Debut Documentary Film “Snowsurf”
News: Miller Camera Support Equipment Pans Japan’s Majestic Scenery For Shane Peel’s Debut Documentary Film “Snowsurf”When award-winning Australian photographer and writer Shane Peel, moved to Hokkaido, Japan for the production of his debut documentary film “Snowsurf,” Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, was along for the ride to offer its assistance with its Compass 12 Solo 75 Carbon Fibre system.
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Cannes'14 River Phoenix's Last Film To Be Released
News: Cannes'14 River Phoenix's Last Film To Be ReleasedCinemavault has announced it has sold North American rights to Lionsgate for "DARK BLOOD." This unique film saw production halted in 1993 following the death of its star River Phoenix ("STAND BY ME").
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The Wizard of Oz FAQ by David J. Hogan
News: The Wizard of Oz FAQ by David J. HoganJust in time for the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz's Hollywood" debut comes "The Wizard of Oz FAQ" (July 15, Applause Books, $24.99). This addition to the FAQ series is a fact-filled celebration of the beloved 1939 fantasy masterpiece starring Judy Garland. It's all here – from L. Frank Baum and his Oz novels to the complete background story of the movie's conception, development, and shoot, with special attention given to the little-known parade of uncredited directors, casting difficulties, and on-set accidents and gaffes, as well as more than 75 sidebars devoted to key cast members, directors, and other behind-the-scenes personnel.
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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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"Monsieur Verdoux" (1947) Screening and Panel Tribute to John Gabriel Beckman, Award Winning Production Designer
Presented by the Art Directors Guild Film Society and the American Cinematheque Sunday, May 18 at 5:30 PM at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica Sponsored by "The Hollywood Reporter"
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque will screen "Monsieur Verdoux" (1947), a black comedy written, directed and starring Charles Chaplin from a story concept by Orson Welles on Sunday, May 18, at 5:30 PM at the Aero Theatre,1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica. Based on the true-life story of bigamist wife-killer Henri Désiré Landru, it was the first time that Chaplin worked with Production Designer John Gabriel Beckman. Beckman is admired for his extensive career as a Set Designer, Art Director, Production Designer, architect, decorator and muralist. He was also a World War I fighter pilot.
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IMAX And Formula Kino Sign Three-Theatre Agreement; Includes First IMAX Laser Deal In Russia
Exhibitor to Bring IMAX Groundbreaking Laser Projection System to New Landmark Complex in Moscow
IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Formula Kino, one of Russia's leading exhibition chains, today announced an agreement to install three IMAX® theatres in new construction projects across Russia. Under the terms of the agreement IMAX theatres will be installed in Moscow and Novokuznetsk, with IMAX's next-generation laser digital projection technology to be added to a new complex in Moscow expected to open in 2015, marking IMAX's first laser system deal in the country.
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Fairchild Establishes Strategic Footprint in Fast Growing 3D Motion Tracking Market with Acquisition of Xsens
Today, at the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) Executive Forum in Munich, Fairchild (NASDAQ:FCS) formally announced the acquisition of Xsens, a leading global supplier of 3D motion tracking products for the industrial, health, fitness and entertainment markets.
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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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Miller Camera Support, LLC Celebrates 60th Anniversary At Broadcast Asia 2014
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Celebrates 60th Anniversary At Broadcast Asia 2014Leading Camera Support Company Provides Innovative Solutions for Film & Television
Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, reels with enthusiasm, as it continues its 60th anniversary celebrations at BroadcastAsia2014 (Booth 4D2-21). The Australian-owned camera support equipment company commemorates its professional progression throughout the years, supplying revolutionary high-end tripods and fluid heads for the film and television industry.
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ACNE Signs Director Scott Weintrob
ACNE is pleased to announce the addition of accomplished director and producer Scott Weintrob to its live-action roster of award-winning filmmakers.
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Motion Matters (with Vincent Laforet)
News: Motion Matters (with Vincent Laforet)The Go Creative Show with Ben Consoli welcomes commercial director and filmmaker Vincent Laforet. Vincent talks about everything from his award-winning photography for the New York Times to his DOP and Directing work for brands like Reebok and Pepsi. In addition, Vincent talks more about his upcoming workshop “Directing Motion” which is touring the country now!
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Troma's "Occupy Cannes" Trailer Premieres at The Cannes Film Festival!
News: Troma's "Occupy Cannes" Trailer Premieres at The Cannes Film Festival!Greetings from Tromaville! Last year Troma Entertainment took the Cannes Film Festival by storm with their "Occupy Cannes" movement, a documented crusade against the media controlling mega conglomerates in an effort to level the playing field and give art back to the people. With radical rallies on the croisette, awe inspiring street performances, and guerrilla style documentary filmmaking, Troma Entertainment left an unforgettable impression on festival attendees, worldwide news syndications, and celebrities alike.
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Double Dutch Enters The Scarehouse For Cannes
Double Dutch announced today it has acquired International sales rights to the horror feature "THE SCAREHOUSE" from D Films and A Named Viking Entertainment. Double Dutch will begin selling the title in May at the 2014 Cannes Marché du Film.
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Cinematographer Mighty Chuchaisri is Proud Owner of Miller Camera Support LP ’54 Classic Tripod
News: Cinematographer Mighty Chuchaisri is Proud Owner of Miller Camera Support LP ’54 Classic TripodWinner of Miller NAB Charitable Raffle Shares His Excitement for the Brand and its History
Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, recently announced budding cinematographer Mighty Chuchaisri as the winner of its NAB 2014 raffle event. Mighty left the show floor a proud owner of Miller’s iconic, retro LP ’54 Classic tripod, a rare, collector’s item built by hand from remaining components left after the last production run of the Light Professional (LP).
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ONSIGHT Drives its Mistika Colour and Finishing Suites with Precision Grading Panels
News: ONSIGHT Drives its Mistika Colour and Finishing Suites with Precision Grading PanelsThe Precision Grading Panel for SGO Mistika has proven to be a big hit at the National Association of Broadcaster's Convention (NAB) in Las Vegas this April. Within hours of the show opening, pioneering London facilities company ONSIGHT placed an order for two Precision Panels to help drive their state-of-the-art Mistika grading and finishing suites in 4K, 3D and HD. They will be installed at the company’s stunning new WC2 premises by St Martins Lane, which also includes 4K projection.
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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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"The Return of the Lost Ones" Film is Offering the Public a Chance to Join Moviemaking History
As one of the most acclaimed filmmaking projects in recent memory, the "Return of the Lost Ones" film is destined to reap numerous honors and awards. This riveting motion picture shines a spotlight on a forgotten chapter in Jewish history, the forced conversion of Jews during the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions. During a large part of the past millennium, Jews were forced to leave these countries or adopt the Catholic faith, leaving millions of descendants without any knowledge of their heritage.
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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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Sci-fi Epic “Valiant” to Premiere at Newport Beach Film Festival
News: Sci-fi Epic “Valiant” to Premiere at Newport Beach Film Festival"Valiant," a swashbuckling sci-fi thriller about a trio of fugitive air pirates, will make its world theatrical premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival on April 28th. Directed by Robin Phillips and starring Gil Darnell, Jason Hice and Andrew Varenhorst, the 23-minute film, shot and finished in 4K and featuring more than 130 visual effects shots, is the precursor to a planned feature-length epic in the spirit of "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones."
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Mistika, SGO’s Colour Grading And Finishing Platform, to Support Dolby® Vision™
News: Mistika, SGO’s Colour Grading And Finishing Platform, to Support Dolby® Vision™SGO today announced that its extremely powerful flagship colour grading and finishing platform, Mistika, now supports Dolby® Vision™ technology, enabling the display of high dynamic range (HDR) images with wider colour gamut capabilities. SGO, working in close collaboration with Dolby, will look to make the Dolby Vision workflow capabilities available in Mistika from version 8.2, which was previewed at NAB and is due for release shortly after IBC 2014.
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Slik Introduces Mistika's 4K and Colour Grading Capabilities to Montreal
News: Slik Introduces Mistika's 4K and Colour Grading Capabilities to MontrealCanadian Boutique Post Production Company Slik has Invested in SGO's Mistika Post Production System to Expand its 4K Capabilities and Colour Grading.
Established in Montreal in 2001, Slik offers comprehensive post services for television, film and commercials. Recent credits include TV series such as Infoman, Les gars des vues and commercials such as Boston Pizza directed by Alain Chicoine, co-founder of Slik, and documentaries which include "Légendes Urbaines" and "Les Coulisses du Bye Bye 2013.
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19th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence In Production Design Awards Set For Saturday, JAN. 31, 2015
Timeline for Awards Announced
The 19th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards honoring production design in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos will take place on Saturday, January 31, 2015, in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, it was announced today by ADG President Mimi Gramatky, Art Directors' Council Chairman John Shaffner and show producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly.
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AOL Strikes Premium Motion Picture Deal With Miramax
Miramax Channel Will Bring Critically Acclaimed Movies to The AOL On Network for the First Time; New Partnership to Strengthen AOL’s Long-Form Video Offering
AOL Inc., a leader in premium online video, and Miramax today announced an agreement to bring critically acclaimed, full-length films to U.S. viewers, culminating in the launch of a new Movies experience that will be featured across The AOL On Network. Spanning a range of genres that will include Miramax iconic cult classics, comedies, awarded dramas as well as family and foreign films, this premium, long-form content will now be available to stream free-of-charge across all AOL On experiences including mobile, desktop, and connected devices, all viewed within the Miramax channel.
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Thinkbox Software Releases Krakatoa C4D for MAXON CINEMA 4D
News: Thinkbox Software Releases Krakatoa C4D for MAXON CINEMA 4DThinkbox Software today launched Krakatoa C4D, the first version of its high-volume particle renderer for MAXON CINEMA 4D, which is compatible with R14 and R15 running on OSX and Windows operating systems. Also available for Autodesk® Maya® and Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Krakatoa provides a powerful pipeline for quickly acquiring, caching, transforming, modifying, shading and rendering billions of particles.
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For Canadian Actor/Producer/Writer Corey Large, The Drug Drama ‘Kid Cannabis’ out April 18 Is Just the First of Many Feature Films for One of The Busiest Movie Producers In North America This Year
News: For Canadian Actor/Producer/Writer Corey Large, The Drug Drama ‘Kid Cannabis’ out April 18 Is Just the First of Many Feature Films for One of The Busiest Movie Producers In North America This YearProduction in the Works with Martin Scorsese, Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Bruce Willis, Pierce Bronson, Anne Hathaway, 50 Cent, Mila Kunis and Liam Neeson
Meet actor, writer and producer Corey Large, who’s emerging as one of the most sough-after producers in Hollywood and Canada – with nearly 15 projects slated for release in 2014/15. Born in Victoria, this B.C. boy who has been under the radar is now flying high working with a dream team of A-listers . We’re talking the likes of Martin Scorsese, Russell Crowe, Mark Wahlberg, John Cusack, Pierce Brosnan, Anne Hathaway, 50 Cent, Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, and the list goes on!
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Colorfront Transkoder 2014 Attracts Major Broadcasters Worldwide
Colorfront, Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced it has made multi-license sales of On-Set Dailies 2014 with Transkoder option (OSD Transkoder), its standalone, automated system for fast, high-quality digital file conversion, to major broadcasters worldwide, in advance of its US debut at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
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camBLOCK Shows Adventure Motion Control System!
News: camBLOCK Shows Adventure Motion Control System!New Film-Making Tool To Create Special Effects, Motion Time-Lapse And Animation Footage
camBLOCK shows the camBLOCK Adventure - a fully featured, ultra-portable motion control camera system available to demo today at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas.
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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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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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Union Visual Effects Re-Creates Renaissance Era Florence for the Second Season of "Da Vinci’s Demons."
Union VFX has provided key visual effects work over several episodes of the second season of the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci’s Demons”, produced by Adjacent Productions, it was announced today. The first episode premieres in the UK on April 4 at 10PM on FOX UK.
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Independent Studio IndustryWorks Pictures Brings the Powerful and Historical Original Drama Series
News: Independent Studio IndustryWorks Pictures Brings the Powerful and Historical Original Drama Series‘The Lost Legion’ To MIPTV
IndustryWorks is pleased to announce the exclusive ‘first look’ at the new TV drama series ‘The Lost Legion’ at MIPTV this April.
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VER Embraces Gold Mount PAGlink Battery with 1,000-Unit Purchase
News: VER Embraces Gold Mount PAGlink Battery with 1,000-Unit PurchasePAG today announces the purchase of 1000 units of its new Gold Mount® (3-Stud, Snap-On®) compatible, high-current, PAGlink battery by Video Equipment Rentals (VER), one of the largest rental suppliers of motion picture, television, broadcast and newsgathering technology in North America.
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"Game of Thrones" Wins Outstanding Location TV Program "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" Wins Outstanding Location Feature Film at the 1st Annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards
Alexander Payne, Haskell Wexler, Scott Dewees and Sheri Davis Receive Special Honors Billy Crystal and Cheryl Boone Isaacs Among Presenters
The Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) announced the winners of its 1st Annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards, presented by the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment. The event honored the outstanding and creative contributions of Location Professionals in six categories of film, television and commercials during the black-tie ceremony at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. The awards took place before an audience of 450, including LMGA members, industry executives and press. LMGA President Nancy Haecker presided over the ceremony with comedian Jamie Kaler serving as host.
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The New Content Division of Stardust Partners With Seavees on Tribute to Surfing Legend Renny Yater
News: The New Content Division of Stardust Partners With Seavees on Tribute to Surfing Legend Renny YaterLive Auction This Week On eBay Raises Funds & Awareness For Colon Cancer Research
This week from March 16-26th SeaVees, a lifestyle footwear company, is auctioning off a custom-made surfboard on eBay with all proceeds going to the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara. The new Content Division of Stardust has partnered with SeaVees on a tribute film about surfboard shaper, the legendary Renny Yater, in order to raise funds and awareness about Colon Cancer.
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Margarita Mix Talent Honored with Telly Awards
News: Margarita Mix Talent Honored with Telly AwardsJeff Levy and Paul Hurtubise Win for NFL Network’s “Leon Sandcastle” and Honda’s “Project Drive-In”
Mixers Jeff Levy and Paul Hurtubise of Margarita Mix, a FotoKem company specializing in audio post services for commercials and advertising media, have each won a 2014 Telly Award in the Best Sound category of the 35th annual competition. Levy earned a Silver Telly, the highest honor, for his work on “Leon Sandcastle” for NFL Network. Hurtubise won a Bronze Telly for Honda’s “Project Drive-In.”
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Peerless Mastering Upgrades to SADiE 6 Software
The Boston, USA-based Mastering Facility has also Purchased a Prism Sound Lyra 2 Audio Interface
Reflecting an increasingly common pattern throughout the industry, Peerless Mastering’s Jeff Lipton has recently upgraded his SADiE software to V6 and bought a Prism Sound Lyra 2 to use with it.
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DIVE VFX Staffs Up In New York; Tapped For VFX On New Event Series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”
News: DIVE VFX Staffs Up In New York; Tapped For VFX On New Event Series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”DIVE, the visual effects division of ShootersINC, has staffed up their New York studio to take on multiple visual effects projects including the new, 13-part event series, “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” presented by FOX and National Geographic Channel. The series made a historic debut on ten 21st Century Fox networks on Sunday, March 9th. A follow-up to the 1980s television series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” which was presented by Carl Sagan, the new series’ host is Neil deGrasse Tyson, with Executive Producers Ann Druyan, Seth MacFarlane, Mitchell Cannold, and Brannon Braga. DIVE is one of 12 visual effects studios around the globe working on the new series.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Celebrates 60Th Anniversary At The 2014 NAB Show
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Celebrates 60Th Anniversary At The 2014 NAB ShowLeading Camera Support Company Provides Innovative Solutions for Film & Television
Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, reels with enthusiasm, as it prepares to kick off its 60th anniversary celebration at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C9520). The Australian-owned camera support equipment company will toast its success by commemorating its professional progression throughout the years in supplying the film and television industry with revolutionary high-end tripods and fluid heads.
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Best Picture Winner 12 Years A Slave Originated on KODAK Film
Spirit Award Winners Also Have Kodak Moment
In the 86-year history of the Academy Awards®, no best picture winner has ever been made without motion picture film technology – a streak that continued with 12 Years a Slave winning the 2014 Oscar®.
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'Helium' Fills AFI With Pride
Oscar®-Winning Short Film Carries On Long Tradition at the American Film Institute
When "HELIUM," the story of a terminally ill boy who finds joy in a fantasy world created by an eccentric hospital janitor, won the Oscar® for Best Live Action Short Film at last night's Academy Awards® ceremony, it extended a long winning streak of excellence by graduates of the American Film Institute Conservatory. Kim Magnusson (AFI Class of 1991) produced the film, one of three nominated projects that had AFI alumni participation. Since 1974, AFI Conservatory graduates have received an astonishing total of 133 nominations and 27 gold statuettes. In addition, a number of marble Student Academy Awards for AFI thesis projects are on display in the Louis B. Mayer Library on AFI's Hollywood campus.
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SGO Proudly Continues Its Sponsorship of the 3D Creative Summit
SGO proudly continues its sponsorship of the 3D Creative Summit. This important event, produced by Ravensbourne and the International 3D Society features the talented people and creative technologies behind the best 3D films and television programmes of the past year culminating in a celebration of the world's most excellent content. Mistika presentations will take place in the 3D Theatre on both days followed by Q&A’s. In addition, a series of exclusive screenings with expert practitioners will line-up the exciting two-day summit, many of whom have used Mistika in their projects.
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Footage.net to Showcase Stock Footage Partner Resources at NAB 2014
Footage.net, the stock footage search engine, will feature a diverse group of its stock footage content partners at its NAB exhibit, giving NAB attendees a chance to learn more about the world-class footage collections currently available for search and screening through Footage.net.
Footage.net, the world’s premier online resource for stock footage search and discovery, will spotlight a number of its key stock footage partner companies as part of its exhibit at NAB, set to take place on April 7 -10, 2014. As a resource to creatives worldwide, Footage.net will be on hand to meet with NAB attendees, answer questions about finding and using the world’s best stock footage source material and provide an introduction to the outstanding footage collections available for search and screening through its website.
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NAB 2014: EditShare Showcases Major Shared Storage Release and Demonstrates New Media Asset Management and Multicam Ingest Capabilities
Headlining the EditShare® NAB 2014 show lineup is EditShare Storage version 7, the biggest release to date for the company’s high-performance shared storage product line. Built on the world’s highest-performance Linux OS, EditShare Storage v7 sports a totally new and intuitive EditShare Connect interface and features a Quality of Service (QoS) system that reserves bandwidth for high-priority activities such as real-time capture or playout and limits the bandwidth of low-priority activities.
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19 Scientific And Technical Achievements To Be Honored With Academy Awards®
Peter W. Anderson to receive Gordon E. Sawyer Award; Charles “Tad” Marburg to receive John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 19 scientific and technical achievements represented by 52 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 15, at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
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Fluid Signs Noted Editor Michael Elliot
NY-based editorial shop Fluid has added renowned editor Michael Elliot to their roster. Coming to Fluid from Beast, Michael was previously owner and lead editor at Mad River Post, where he worked closely with then EP of Mad River Post and current EP of Fluid, Laura Relovsky. The duo has renewed their creative synergy at Fluid, having formerly collaborated side-by-side on a wide variety of creative projects. Elliot has cut a myriad of award-winning spots for such top brands as AT&T, Canon, BMW, NHL, Microsoft, Tylenol and Lexus, working with such agencies as Grey, BBDO, Leo Burnett, McCann Erickson, mcgarrybowen, JWT and Deutsch, among others.
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PS Honours Sandra Cunningham with the Douglas James Dales Industry Builder Award
News: PS Honours Sandra Cunningham with the Douglas James Dales Industry Builder AwardRob Sim, President and CEO of the SIM Group of Companies, announced Thursday that Sandra Cunningham, Founding Partner at Union Pictures and President of Strada Films in Toronto, is the recipient of the 2014 Douglas James Dales Industry Builder Award. The award was presented to Sandra at the annual PS Dinner on the Hill, held during the Canadian Media Production Association Prime Time Conference in Ottawa.
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STORY Director John Komnenich Directs Award-Winning TV Series “A Piece of the Game”
News: STORY Director John Komnenich Directs Award-Winning TV Series “A Piece of the Game”New half hour series highlights the emotionally charged and phenomenally lucrative world of sports memorabilia.
America’s insatiable appetite for sports and sports memorabilia is the subject of a new, fast-paced, half-hour reality television series from producer Don DuPree, director John Komnenich and creative director Mike Waterkotte. Sponsored by Allstate, "A Piece of the Game" tells the stories of some of the greatest moments in the history of sports—and the collectables that capture the memories. The show recently debuted on Chicago station WGN and earned a local Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement for Sports Programs. The producers are planning a national rollout later this year.
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Wander Creates Docu Spots & An Animated Video For The Coexist Campaign
News: Wander Creates Docu Spots & An Animated Video For The Coexist CampaignAward-winning creative collective Wander has produced, directed, and designed a media campaign for Coexist Campaign that includes an animated short and two Docu Spots - documentary based commercials.
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Maryland Public Television Standardizes on Facilis TerraBlock Shared Storage
News: Maryland Public Television Standardizes on Facilis TerraBlock Shared StorageNew TerraBlock Environment Supercharges Bandwidth, Speed and Collaboration
Maryland Public Television (MPT) recently installed a 144-TB Facilis TerraBlock shared storage environment in its post production facility to increase capacity, accelerate post production and enhance project collaboration. From series "Outdoors Maryland" to "Chesapeake Collectables," the systems will play an integral role in MPT's creation of weekly programming for the state of Maryland. MPT also is using the TerraBlock systems in production on national programs such as the long running "MotorWeek" and the soon to be released children's science show "Space Racers" that will be shared with PBS affiliates across the U.S.
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Spanish Director Julio del Alamo Launches U.S. Career via Accomplice Media
News: Spanish Director Julio del Alamo Launches U.S. Career via Accomplice MediaTwo-time Cannes Lion Winner Brings Unique Storytelling Skills and Broad Experience in International Automotive Advertising.
Julio del Alamo, the Madrid-based commercial director acclaimed throughout Europe and worldwide for his cinematic, emotionally rich storytelling, has signed with Accomplice Media for general market representation in the United States. It marks the first time that del Alamo, whose credits include BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, McDonald’s and Coca-Cola, has pursued work in the American general market.
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Sound Design Corporation, located at Hollywood Center Studios, Provides Sound Services for the Academy Awards, the Super Bowl and More
News: Sound Design Corporation, located at Hollywood Center Studios, Provides Sound Services for the Academy Awards, the Super Bowl and MoreFor Nearly 20 Years, Sound Design Corporation, Located at Hollywood Center Studios, Has Been Providing Sound Services for Many of the Most Popular Shows on Television from the Academy Awards to the Super Bowl.
Each year among the highlights of the Academy Awards broadcast are its extraordinary live musical performances. This year’s show promises to be no exception as it will include stirring renditions of Best Song nominees "Let it Go" (from Frozen), "Happy" (from "Despicable Me 2"),"Ordinary Love" (from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom") and" The Moon Song" (from "Her") among other musical features.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Presents 2014 Golden Reel Awards
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony held at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 24 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries and other media. Star Wars creator George Lucas presented the annual MPSE Career Achievement Award to Randy Thom, Director of Sound Design at Skywalker Sound. The evening also featured a Special Tribute to sound pioneer Ray Dolby, introduced by MPSE Career Achievement winner Walter Murch.
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Roger Ebert Honored Posthumously with Lifetime Achievement Award
Journalism prize to be presented tomorrow by the University of Illinois; Ebertfest kicking off April 23 with screening of documentary "Life Itself"
The University of Illinois honored Roger Ebert posthumously Tuesday night with the prestigious Illinois Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism. Ebert's wife, Chaz, accepted the award, presented at the University Club in Chicago, following a dinner and reception.
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HOAX Films Creates “Experiential” Website for Organ Regeneration Science Pioneer MEBO International
News: HOAX Films Creates “Experiential” Website for Organ Regeneration Science Pioneer MEBO InternationalMEBO Campus site feature a floating city that continues to grow.
Kevin Xu, CEO of MEBO International has come up with a novel way to introduce audience to the achievements of organ regeneration science. Visitors to the California-based company’s campus website find themselves in a computer-generated floating city that’s home to a towering library, a giant rotating sphere and other iconic wonders. Visitors can choose to tour the city on foot or from the seat of a translucent shuttlecraft while a narrator describes “a revolution in science that will change our lives.”
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Cloud graphics pioneer OTOY announces Series D round led by Yuri Milner
Round helps accelerate commercialization of OTOY’s suite of offerings that are transforming content creation and delivery for the world’s top media and entertainment companies
OTOY Inc., today announced a Series D round of funding to help accelerate commercialization of the company’s industry-leading cloud graphics offerings that are redefining content creation and delivery processes for media and entertainment organizations around the world. The round is led by prominent technology investor, Yuri Milner, and includes former Morgan Stanley CEO, John Mack, who join investors including Autodesk, Taylor Frigon, George Gilder and The Roddenberry Trust.
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"The Trials of Muhammad Ali" Wins ABCNEWS VideoSource Award for Best Footage Use
The 2013 ABCNEWS VideoSource Award went to" The Trials of Muhammad Ali." Produced by Kartemquin Films, the doc uses rare and newly discovered archival footage to tell the story of Ali’s struggle to stand up for his spiritual convictions and political conscience, regardless of the cost to his boxing career.
ABCNEWS VideoSource, the news and stock footage licensing arm of ABC News, announced that "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" was the winner of the 2013 ABCNEWS VideoSource Award. Directed by Academy Award-nominated director Bill Siegel, "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" examines Ali’s life outside of boxing, focusing on the years 1967 to 1970, when, after refusing military induction, he was stripped of his heavyweight title and banned from boxing. "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" was honored at the IDA Awards Gala, which took place on December 6, 2013 in Los Angeles.
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ThinkBreatheLive Transforms Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Crowd into Panoramic Concert Screen Featuring Bruno Mars Live
News: ThinkBreatheLive Transforms Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Crowd into Panoramic Concert Screen Featuring Bruno Mars LiveThinkBreatheLive (TBL) helped more than 80,000 spectators at MetLife Stadium play a VIP role in the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show featuring Bruno Mars. Touchdown Entertainment engaged the creative shop to produce digital environments for America's hallmark entertainment event, including a dynamic LED experience that turned the entire stadium into an immersive panoramic concert screen.
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GRAVITY Earns Top Honors from Cinematographers
KILLING LINCOLN, GAME OF THRONES and DRUNK HISTORY Win in TV Categories
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jeremy Benning, CSC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC and Blake McClure earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 28th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony was held here tonight at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Lubezki won the ASC Award in the feature film competition for GRAVITY. Benning won the TV movie/miniseries award for KILLING LINCOLN. Freeman took home top honors in the one-hour episodic television category for GAME OF THRONES, and McClure was the recipient of the half-hour episodic series award for DRUNK HISTORY.
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EditShare Releases Lightworks Version 11.5 for Linux and Windows
EditShare is proud to announce the release of Lightworks 11.5, its popular cross-platform editing software, which now includes some major changes to the Pro and Free versions.
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Master of the House
News: Master of the HouseLocated on the lot at Hollywood Center Studios, Lurssen Mastering has provided mastering services for scores of hit records and movie soundtracks.
It’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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Technicolor – PostWorks New York Supports Numerous Films Screening at Sundance
In a sign of its ongoing commitment to independent film, Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, provided post production services for eight films screening at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The facility delivered a variety of creative and technical services, ranging from editorial systems to color grading, for the films, which include two dramatic features, a comedy feature, three feature-length documentaries and two shorts.
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Industrial Light & Magic Gets 25th Scientific and Technical Achievement Award
Fire, smoke, dust and explosions are staples of motion picture visual effects. A modern effects film like “Star Trek: Into Darkness” or “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” contains thousands of these elements. Each requires fluid dynamics simulation and volumetric rendering. It’s computationally intensive stuff, and takes a lot of artist time to get right.
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Brennen Dicker Joins SIM Digital Atlanta to Lead Post Operations
News: Brennen Dicker Joins SIM Digital Atlanta to Lead Post OperationsSIM Digital today announces that Brennen Dicker has joined its Atlanta office as Post Production Manager. Dicker, who previously served as Director of Post Production Sales at Crawford Media Services, arrives with broad experience in all aspects of film and television production, and deep ties to Atlanta’s production community. In his new role, he will lead SIM Atlanta’s Bling Digital unit which provides a variety of leading-edge data management, dailies processing and post production services to film and television productions. SIM Digital also maintains facilities in Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax and Beijing.
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