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Blackmagic Cinema Cameras Capture Complex Action Sequences in ‘The Expendables 3’
News: Blackmagic Cinema Cameras Capture Complex Action Sequences in ‘The Expendables 3’Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic Cinema Cameras EF were used to capture complex action sequences in the new film “The Expendables 3.” Second Unit DP Paul Hughen, ASC, placed the cameras directly in the action in order to get incredible shots, including exciting scenes of car races, intricate boat chases and large scale action sequences.
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Miller Camera Support Equipment Cooks Up a Creative Storm While Traveling with Patrick and Kylie
News: Miller Camera Support Equipment Cooks Up a Creative Storm While Traveling with Patrick and KylieTelevision Show Duo Relies on the Air Tripod System to Shoot Latest Cooking and Travel Projects
When television personalities Patrick and Kylie each decided to embark on their own journeys, shooting separate new travel and cooking series in Italy and London, respectively, Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, helped set the scenes with its new, compact, durable Air Tripod System.
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2G Digital’s Stephen Buchsbaum Elevated to the Company’s Board as CEO
News: 2G Digital’s Stephen Buchsbaum Elevated to the Company’s Board as CEOPrevious COO has revitalized the digital media services company as a leading provider of content distribution supply chain solutions.
2G Digital, a specialist in digital supply chain solutions and the top-rated iTunes preferred digital media services provider, today announces that current COO Stephen Buchsbaum has been appointed CEO and will serve as a member of the company’s Board of Directors.
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Jünger Audio Shortlisted for IABM Design & Innovation Awards
Broadcast and Digital Media Industry Body Recognises Innovation and Creativity in the Broadcast and Media Industry
Jünger Audio has been shortlisted in the Audio and Post Production categories of the IABM Design & Innovation Awards. The awards will be casting the spotlight on new solutions or products that bring benefit or create new opportunities to the broadcast and media industry.
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The Appeal of 4K film Production in South Africa
News: The Appeal of 4K film Production in South AfricaFast Faster Fastest - South Africa Keeps Pace with the 4K World
The digital film world is seeing another wave of technological upheaval as progress and innovation shifts productions from 2K and HD into the realm of 4K. South Africa is usually a little slower to adopt cutting edge technology as the cost of production tools can be prohibitive, but with the release of camera systems, like the Sony F55, the world of 4K film production is getting a warm welcome.
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Grupo Secuoya Invests in Mistika for All Their Productions
News: Grupo Secuoya Invests in Mistika for All Their ProductionsComedy Drama Series "Vive Cantando” is the first Grupo Secuoya project using SGO's technology
Content creation communications giant Grupo Secuoya, one of Spain's major production companies, boasts the recent purchase of a Mistika DI 4K system with DCP creation capabilities from SGO, to enhance their post production department. Grupo Secuoya offers valuable solutions and communication services for production companies, TV channels and many other industries.
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Editec Takes Delivery of Revolutionary New I-MOVIX X10 UHD 4K High Speed Camera
News: Editec Takes Delivery of Revolutionary New I-MOVIX X10 UHD 4K High Speed CameraEditec Ltd, the UK and Eire exclusive distributor for I-MOVIX products have just taken delivery of the latest X10 UHD 4K high speed camera system from I-MOVIX in Belgium. This purchase continues the long term relationship between Editec and I-MOVIX and further demonstrates a continued determination to offer clients the very latest technology in the field of ultra slow-motion.
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ShootersINC’s Creative Team Collaborates With Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) on Emmy Award-Winning Campaigns
News: ShootersINC’s Creative Team Collaborates With Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) on Emmy Award-Winning CampaignsThe creative team at ShootersINC has collaborated with long-time client Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) on promotional campaigns, which garnered regional Emmy Awards this summer. Incredibly, the in-house creative team at MASN produces more than 1,000 commercial and promo spots per year. ShootersINC serves as the regional sports network’s long-term production and postproduction partner.
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PlayBox Technology Celebrates 15 Years on Air and Over 15,000 Channels Worldwide
PlayBox Technology celebrates its 15th anniversary at IBC2014 in September plus the delivery of over 15,000 television playout and branding channels. PlayBox Technology pioneered the Channel-in-a-Box approach which empowered many broadcasters to advance from video tape to file-based playout along with delivering high-quality dynamic interactive graphics.
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Canadian Corey Large Executive Producer on "The November Man" in Theaters Now and "Revenge of The Green Dragons" Premiering at Tiff
Corey Acts and Produces in BC film "Poker Night" Premiering December 5, 2014
The year 2014 is proving to be busier than ever for Canadian actor/writer/producer Corey Large. As an executive producer, the B.C. native has a handful of blockbusters screening at prestigious film festivals and in theaters worldwide. Earlier this year “It Follows” premiered at Cannes and more recently, “Revenge of the Green Dragons” was accepted into the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. “The November Man” opens this August and, later this year, “Poker Night” debuts in theatres across North America.
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IBC 2014: It’s All About Creativity and Flexibility
News: IBC 2014: It’s All About Creativity and FlexibilityAutodesk Boosts Creative Workflows with Upgrades and Flexible Subscription Models
Autodesk is heading to Amsterdam for the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) (September 12 – 16, 2014) with updates to its popular VFX, post production and 3D animation creative tools that enable artists to do their best work. In Hall 7, Stand D.25, Autodesk will feature an impressive lineup of speakers from creative shops around the world and also host a special Flame Awards event in celebration of this year’s most outstanding Flame talent.
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Goldcrest Post Adds High End Picture Finishing with DaVinci Resolve
News: Goldcrest Post Adds High End Picture Finishing with DaVinci ResolveLondon’s Goldcrest Post continues the expansion of its Academy Award and BAFTA winning post production services with the addition of three new digital intermediate (DI) theatrical grading suites featuring DaVinci Resolve.
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Steadicam Curve for GoPro Flies Into Stores
After much anticipation, Tiffen’s lightweight and compact stabilizer for GoPro action shots is now available for purchase online and in stores
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, announced the availability of the much-anticipated Steadicam® Curve® for GoPro®, Steadicam’s most lightweight and compact camera stabilizer yet, both online and in stores.
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Cinesite Ventures "Into The Storm"
News: Cinesite Ventures "Into The Storm"London-based Cinesite has created visuals of Mother Nature at her most extreme for Warner Bros.' latest release, "Into The Storm." The film follows the events of a small American town over the course of a single day, as their town is hit with a devastating wave of tornadoes. Starring Richard Armitage in the lead role, the film is directed by Steven Quale, with Cinesite VFX supervision by Simon Stanley-Clamp.
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ModOp Films Welcomes Director/Photographer Scott Toepfer; Kicks Off Relationship With New Just For Men Brand Campaign
News: ModOp Films Welcomes Director/Photographer Scott Toepfer; Kicks Off Relationship With New Just For Men Brand CampaignModOp Films has signed director & still photographer Scott Toepfer to the growing roster, launching the collaboration with a broadcast, theatrical and digital/social campaign for Just For Men.
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Art Directors Guild Expands Second-Phase Final Voting in Its Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards to Members in All Four Councils
The Art Directors Guild (ADG), Local 800 Council and producers of the 19th Annual Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards have expanded its final second-phase voting for winners to include all members of the crafts that make up the nearly 2,300-member Guild, it was announced by Council Chairman John Shaffner and Co-Producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly. Final voting will now include Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Illustrators, Storyboard Artist and Matte Artists; and Set Design and Model Makers. The voting expansion change is effective with the upcoming ADG Awards, set forJanuary 31, 2015, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Six Lipsync Projects in Competition at Toronto International Film Festival
"A Little Chaos" will close the festival
LipSync is pleased to see six films at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) for which it has provided equity investment and post-production services. TIFF takes place from 4-14 September 2014.
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Legendary World War Ii Photojournalist and Award-Winning Hollywood Photographer Phil Stern Donates 95 of His Iconic Prints to The Veterans Home Of California -- West Los Angeles in Celebration Of His 95th Birthday
Renowned Photographer and World War II Veteran to Unveil Collection on September 6, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Award-winning photojournalist Phil Stern has donated 95 of his Hollywood photographs and World War II photography to the Veterans Home of California – West Los Angeles in celebration of his 95th birthday. This remarkable and historic collection of some of the most famous images ever taken of Hollywood royalty including James Dean, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, Marlon Brando, Audrey Hepburn and countless Jazz greats such as Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Art Tatum and Ella Fitzgerald. He was also the official photographer for John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Ball. Several of those remarkable photos will also be on view.
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Video Devices Product Line Steps Into the Spotlight at IBC for the First Time
New Brand Identity from Sound Devices Reinforces Video Product Line
Video Devices, mission-critical video products by Sound Devices, will make its IBC debut at this year’s exhibition (Hall 8, Stand B59). Since Sound Devices introduced its first video products, the camera-mounted PIX 240i and PIX 220i, the company has expanded on its success with a range of rack-mounted, network-connected video recorders. These product additions, including the new PIX 270i and PIX 250i, have opened new markets and product categories for the company.
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Rodeo FX Wins Emmy Award for VFX on Game of Thrones
News: Rodeo FX Wins Emmy Award for VFX on Game of ThronesRodeo FX was rewarded with a prestigious Emmy Award for its contribution to the visual effects on Game of Thrones. Acting as one of the main VFX vendors on the series, the Montreal-based company created a total of 150 visual effects shots for the 4th season of HBO’s most popular show of all time.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Honorees and Award Winners
Annual SMPTE Honors & Awards Ceremony Highlights Vision, Ingenuity, Perseverance, and Dedication to Motion Picture and Television Industries
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 23, at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony.
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Big Block Live Clicks With Greenpeace
News: Big Block Live Clicks With GreenpeaceJosh + Vince Direct Comic Genius Reggie Watts in "#ClickClean" Videos
Big Block Live and its directorial team Josh + Vince brought the good energy, their close ties to the artistic community and their signature brand of humor to the new Greenpeace campaign "#Click Clean" by The VIA Agency.
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DPA Microphones Expands Sales Force
News: DPA Microphones Expands Sales ForceU.S. Office Welcomes Three New Area Sales Managers; 
Promotes New General Manager
DPA Inc., the U.S. branch of DPA Microphones, is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Spahr, Pedro Rocha and Leonardo Romero as Area Sales Managers for the Eastern U.S., Western U.S. and Southern U.S./Latin America, respectively. The company has also promoted Shan Siebert to General Manager of the Longmont, Colorado-based office. After a year of unprecedented growth for the U.S. operations, these latest assignments signify the company’s continued commitment to its customers in the region.
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"When The Game Stands Tall" with Pixel Magic
Lafayette, LA, August 22, 2014...Pixel Magic announced that it produced all of the visual effects for Mandalay Picture's "When The Game Stands Tall". The movie opens on August 22, 2014.
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Camerimage Film Festival To Pay Tribute To Late Academy Award® Winner John Alcott
Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today that the late Oscar® winning cinematographer John Alcott will be commemorated at this year’s Festival as part of the special “Remembering the Masters” series.
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CyberLink Partners with John Schneider Studios to Support Renowned Actor’s Independent Filming’s Initiative
Bringing a Complete Editing Studio Equipped with CyberLink’s Director Suite to Support Unique Initiative of Actor and Producer John Schneider to Promote Independent Filmmaking
CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a world leader in multimedia software, today announces a partnership with John Schneider Studios, to promote and support independent filmmakers. To cement the partnership, CyberLink has donated a complete editing workstation, equipped with the company’s high-end Director Suite. This collection of software includes PowerDirector, winner of multiple industry awards for its power, speed and polyvalence.
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Custom Consoles Module-R, EditOne and Media Wall Furniture Chosen for Large Malaysian Television and Film Production Facility
News: Custom Consoles Module-R, EditOne and Media Wall Furniture Chosen for Large Malaysian Television and Film Production FacilityMalaysia-based broadcast systems integrator Digistar has chosen Custom Consoles furniture at the core of a new construction project for a large television and film production facility in Iskandar, Malaysia.
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Blue Hat Design Installs FUJINON HD LENSES at 12Stone Church in Atlanta
News: Blue Hat Design Installs FUJINON HD LENSES at 12Stone Church in Atlanta12Stone Church Now Bases Video Production at its Four Atlanta Campuses on FUJINON Lenses
As one of the fastest growing churches in America, 12Stone Church recently opened a new Atlanta metro campus called Sugarloaf, which is equipped with a state-of-the-art HD video and audio production facility complete with Grass Valley LDX80 Premiere cameras and FUJINON HD lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation.
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Blackmagic Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve 11 Used on Owl City “Wolf Bite” Music Video
News: Blackmagic Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve 11 Used on Owl City “Wolf Bite” Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that the music visualizer for Owl City’s newest track, “Wolf Bite,” was shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (EF) and color graded on DaVinci Resolve 11. The video is one of the first projects in the world to be finished on the newest version of DaVinci Resolve.
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Darkroom Asia Illuminates the Industry with Mistika
News: Darkroom Asia Illuminates the Industry with MistikaFirst Film Posted in Mistika at Darkroom Asia Helps to Revitalise the Film Industry in Pakistan
Pioneering post house Darkroom Asia won a major contract with ARY Films as a strategic partner in providing post production and VFX-related services, as a direct result of its investment in an SGO Mistika 4K system purchased from reseller Pixelution. Darkroom Asia is the first facility in Pakistan to host a cutting-edge Mistika 4K suite to support its television commercials and feature film projects.
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iAnimate.net Announces Elite Games Animation Workshop 3 - Featuring Top Instructors from Leading Games Studios
News: iAnimate.net Announces Elite Games Animation Workshop 3 - Featuring Top Instructors from Leading Games StudiosNew Interactive Online Course Brings Together Students and Professional Animators from Triple A Studios such as Blizzard Entertainment, Eidos, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Games, to Teach Specialized Animation Techniques for Games Creation
iAnimate.net announces the Elite Games Animation Workshop 3, an interactive 14-week program directly pairing students with top working animators at the most recognizable game studios in the industry. The workshop offers a collection of master classes designed to sharpen artists’ game animation and storytelling skills. Courses begin September 8, 2014.
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Avid Congratulates Its Primetime Emmy Award Winning and Nominated Customers
Avid Everywhere Enables the Creation of the Highest-Quality, Creatively Inspiring Programs Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Avid® (OTC:AVID) congratulates its customers on their awards and nominations at the prestigious Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) as part of the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on August 16 in Los Angeles. The awards are dedicated to honoring the behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production.
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SMPTE® Confers 'Fellow' Status on Eight Members of Motion-Imaging Technology Industry
Industry Leaders Honored by SMPTE Continue to Make Global Impact on the Production, Delivery, and Display of Content
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it has granted SMPTE Fellow membership status to eight industry leaders. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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Drama Republic and Eight Rooks use Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform To Expedite Collaboration on “The Honourable Woman”
News: Drama Republic and Eight Rooks use Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform To Expedite Collaboration on “The Honourable Woman”Political Thriller’s Finale This Week on BBC 2
When the finale of the critically acclaimed “The Honourable Woman” airs on BBC 2 tonight and in a few weeks in the US on Sundance TV channel, the show’s production companies Drama Republic and Eight Rooks will commemorate more than just the completion of a major high end drama series. The firm relied on an innovative cloud-based approach to expediting its global production workflow - using Aframe’s cloud video production platform to save time, cost and hassle with a demanding global production.
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“The Reel Thing” Film Restoration and Preservation Symposium, Slated for August 21 – 23 in Hollywood
News: “The Reel Thing” Film Restoration and Preservation Symposium, Slated for August 21 – 23 in HollywoodTechnical Conference to Include Premiere Screenings of Newly Restored Films, Including "The Day the Earth Stood Stil"l and "A Fistful of Dollars."
The Reel Thing, the 33rd technical symposium on film restoration and preservation will be held August 21 - 23 at the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood.
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France’s Biggest Summer Festival Produced Live with Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design today announced that a full ATEM live production workflow was used during the French music festival Vieilles Charrues to support on stage performances from internationally renowned artists such as the Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen, Elton John and The Black Keys.
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A-Level VFX Studio Brewster Parsons Adds Veteran Producer Jason Cohon, Expands VFX Capabilities and Global Partnerships
News: A-Level VFX Studio Brewster Parsons Adds Veteran Producer Jason Cohon, Expands VFX Capabilities and Global PartnershipsOver the past year, A-level VFX studio Brewster Parsons has steadily been expanding its capabilities through key staff additions, facility and technology updates, and global partnerships. Today, studio founder and executive producer Darcy Parsons has announced the addition of veteran LA producer Jason Cohon to her staff in the position of senior producer, and also provided information on her other moves aimed at preparing the company to handle major VFX projects.
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Sony Pictures Imageworks Teams up with Marvel Studios on MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
News: Sony Pictures Imageworks Teams up with Marvel Studios on MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXYSelect VFX Sequences Completed at Imageworks
The onscreen universe of Marvel Studios’ August 1st release Guardians of the Galaxy appeared more expansive, immersive and complex, thanks in part to the collaborative efforts of Sony Pictures Imageworks—the Academy Award® winning visual effects and digital character animation company—which completed 88 shots for the film while working in tandem with lead VFX facility MPC.
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Academy Award®-Nominated Director John Stevenson To Direct Animated Comedy Adventure Inspired By “Noah’s Ark” For Unified Pictures
News: Academy Award®-Nominated Director John Stevenson To Direct Animated Comedy Adventure Inspired By “Noah’s Ark” For Unified PicturesUnified Pictures announced today that Academy Award®-nominated director John Stevenson (“Kung Fu Panda”) will direct the company’s first CG-animated feature inspired by “Noah’s Ark,” which is slated for completion in 2016.
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Zylight F8 LED Fresnel Delivers Reliable Performance, ROI for Lightworks.TV
News: Zylight F8 LED Fresnel Delivers Reliable Performance, ROI for Lightworks.TVThrough his London-based company, Lightworks.TV Ltd., lighting cameraman Scott Munro shoots and edits a variety of projects, from U.S. network news packages to corporate videos and documentaries. While he does not own a professional HD camcorder, he has invested in an extensive collection of production accessories and lighting instruments, including the Zylight F8 LED Fresnel 9.
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FilmLight Showcases Latest Solutions at SET 2014
Creative, Practical and Efficient Colour Workflows on Display in Brazil
FilmLight, alongside local partner PSK, will demonstrate how its technology is helping broadcasters, movie producers and creative studios shorten timescales without compromising creativity or quality at the SET Expo 2014 taking place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 24-27 2014 (PSK booth D18).
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Stewart Copeland and Jeff Beal To Keynote First Annual Production Music Conference In Los Angeles September 12
News: Stewart Copeland and Jeff Beal To Keynote First Annual Production Music Conference In Los Angeles September 12New Daylong Event from the Production Music Association Brings Networking & Educational Opportunities to Composers, Libraries, Technology Providers & Music Users
The first annual Production Music Conference (PMC), to be held in Los Angeles on September 12, has confirmed a highly inspiring pair of keynote speakers for its debut event. The internationally renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist Stewart Copeland will deliver the afternoon keynote, and Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal will start off the morning session.
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SGO to Showcase Mistika's Real-time 4K capabilities with Mamba FX at BIRTV 2014
News: SGO to Showcase Mistika's Real-time 4K capabilities with Mamba FX at BIRTV 2014SGO Booth 8B09, CIEC, Beijing, 27 – 30 August 2014
Mistika and Mamba FX will be showcased at the SGO Booth 8B09 at BIRTV (Beijing International Radio, TV and Film Equipment Exhibition) held at the CIEC in Beijing from 27 - 30 August. BIRTV provides an inspiring platform for creatives featuring leading-edge technology in a rapidly growing marketplace, attended by over 55 000 people across the world.
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Shotgun Recognizes Excellence with Inaugural Pipeline Awards at SIGGRAPH
News: Shotgun Recognizes Excellence with Inaugural Pipeline Awards at SIGGRAPHAt the Shotgun User Group held during SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver, Shotgun Software held the first ever Pipeline Awards to honor excellence in pipeline tool development, integration, engineering, and usage. Members of the Shotgun community from around the world submitted inventive tools for consideration, and four were recognized with Pipeline Shotty Awards, distinguishing them as the best pipeline tools of 2014. Shotgun also recognized four individuals as "Pipeline Heroes," leaders who have had a significant impact on the pipeline community through their technical contributions and commitment to sharing ideas and best practices.
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FUJIFILM Optical Devices Welcomes Industry Vet Bret Shisler As South Central Regional Sales Manager
News: FUJIFILM Optical Devices Welcomes Industry Vet Bret Shisler As South Central Regional Sales ManagerDave Waddell Retiring After Highly Successful Career
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division announces that Bret Shisler has joined the company as its South Central Regional Sales Manager, effective July 28th. An experienced professional in the broadcast technology industry, Shisler replaces Dave Waddell, who has retired after spending over 30 years with the company.
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"Sharknado 2" with Film Editor Vashi Nedomansky and Matt Allard on the Go Creative Show
News: "Sharknado 2" with Film Editor Vashi Nedomansky and Matt Allard on the Go Creative ShowEditor Vashi Nedomansky returns to Go Creative Show to share stories from his recent mega-hit Sharknado 2. They discuss his editing strategies, the special effects workflow, the intense 6-week edit schedule and all the ridiculous campy insanity that made Sharknado 2 an instant classic. Vashi also talks about his recent documentary on PTSD, his upcoming film Headlock and his hugely successful blog at VashiVisuals.com In the past few years, Vashi has become one of the go-to post production super stars in our industry and we hear that Ben Consoli is happy to have him back on the show.
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Gorilla Group Deploys StorageDNA’s LTO LTFS Solution forConform Workflow, Open Format and Data Integrity
Wales' Largest TV Facilities Group Manages Archiving Operations for Three Locations with DNA Evolution
StorageDNA, Inc., a leader in intelligent nearline and archiving workflow solutions for media professionals, today announced that the Gorilla Group is benefiting from its flagship solution, DNA Evolution™. Centrally managed from its Cardiff headquarters location, with additional systems in two other company locations, implementing DNA Evolution has accelerated the company’s archive-restore process to gain workflow efficiencies and significant time savings.
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The Dalet AmberFin Platform (AT)3 Expands To Combat Temporal Conversion
A Partnership with Cinnafilm Builds Out the 3 Software Suite With Super High-Performance Motion Compensation
Dalet Digital Media Systems addresses the urgency for high-performance temporal conversion head on with a suite of advanced software technologies included within the Dalet AmberFin platform, to be launched at IBC2014.
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TMD Strengthens Management Team
Promotions Boost Capabilities as the Business Increases its Leadership in Asset Management and Workflow
TMD, a leading supplier of asset management and workflow solutions for broadcasters, content owners and audiovisual archives, has restructured its senior management team. The changes are designed to create greater agility in both delivering major projects and developing new products aligned with developments in digital asset management and media archiving.
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“ANZAC Girls”: Rising Sun Pictures Goes to War
News: “ANZAC Girls”: Rising Sun Pictures Goes to War"ANZAC Girls," a 6-part mini-series produced by Screentime, a Banijay Group company, for ABC-TV, was a rare television project for Adelaide visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), better known for its work on Hollywood blockbusters such as "X-Men: Days of Future Past," "Gravity," and "The Great Gatsby." The first episode premiered on Australian TV on Sunday, 10 August with exceptional ratings around Australia and much critical acclaim.
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Cogswell College's Unique MediaWorks Initiative Marks One Year Anniversary with Completed AV Projects for Real-World Clients
News: Cogswell College's Unique MediaWorks Initiative Marks One Year Anniversary with Completed AV Projects for Real-World ClientsCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, is marking the one-year anniversary of its highly successful MediaWorks initiative. MediaWorks is a project-based learning course in Cogswell’s Digital Audio Technology (DAT) program. MediaWorks produces short audiovisual pieces in collaboration with students of the Digital Art & Animation (DAA) program, for various real-world businesses and organizations based in Silicon Valley and beyond.
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Gemini FX Purchases Three Pablo Rio 4K Color and Finishing Systems
News: Gemini FX Purchases Three Pablo Rio 4K Color and Finishing SystemsLeading Indian Digital Film Facility Chooses Quantel Again for Speed, Workflow and Quality
Gemini FX, the Chennai-based digital film operation and part of the giant Gemini Industries and Imaging group, has purchased three turnkey Quantel Pablo Rio 4K color and finishing systems. One of the systems is equipped with the Neo color panel, and two with compact Neo Nano panels. Gemini now has a total of 12 Quantel color correction and finishing systems making it the largest Quantel-based post facility in India.
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“Modern Family” Graded with DaVinci Resolve by Modern VideoFilm in Los Angeles
Blackmagic Design today announced that Twentieth Century Fox and ABC’s hit television show “Modern Family” is graded using DaVinci Resolve at LA based Modern VideoFilm, which provides world class post production and distribution services to the film, television and media content industries.
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Translation Delivers Perfectly I’mperfect Campaign For American Eagle Outfitters
News: Translation Delivers Perfectly I’mperfect Campaign For American Eagle OutfittersTranslation has launched a new campaign for American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), having recently been tapped by the specialty apparel retailer for the 2014 Back-to-School season. Entitled “I’MPERFECT,” the work takes a defiant stance against the one-size-fits-all beauty paradigm embraced by other fashion brands. The campaign insight taps into AEO’s long-standing role as a true champion for the democratization of denim, offering 22 fits, 81 washes, and 84 sizes – a staggering 1,500+ options – to fit any person and personality. The national campaign encompasses print ads, in-store posters, digital banners, and a stunning broadcast spot from acclaimed commercial director Dante Ariola – all anchored by the tagline, “My Imperfections Make the Perfect Me,” as well as a powerfully I’MPERFECT brand manifesto:
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The Look Expands Services Globally with DaVinci Resolve
Leading post facility The Look has invested in three DaVinci Resolve digital intermediate (DI) suites as part of a new remote grading service being offered direct to production companies and agencies with their own in house post production capabilities. At the heart of this new offering is DaVinci Resolve’s collaborative workflow and real time remote grading capabilities.
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Rising Sun Pictures Looks to SIGGRAPH to Expand for a Blockbuster Year.
Australian VFX Studio will be Recruiting Artists for Upcoming Projects and Discussing its Work on “X-Men: Days of Future Past”.
Rising Sun Pictures is sending a team of representatives to SIGGRAPH 2014 to discuss its work on the recent film "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and to recruit artists for future projects including "Gods of Egypt," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2," "Deadline Gallipoli," "Pan & Tarzan." The 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Technologies, SIGGRAPH 2014 takes place 10-14 August in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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A Wonderful World of Color
Technicolor-PostWorks’ The Room Posts “The Giver”
The Room, the boutique finishing facility located within Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, recently completed two months of post-production finishing on "The Giver," the new film from director Phillip Noyce and The Weinstein Company. In a project involving numerous creative and technical challenges, the facility handled editorial conforming and color grading. The latter included applying the finishing touch to an onscreen world that undergoes a gradual transition from black & white to color.
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Jeremy Monsayac’s “All the Difference” to Premier at Action On Film Fest
"All the Difference," a romantic comedy from writer/actor Jeremy Monsayac and director Trudy Sargent, will make its world premiere August 26th as part of the Action On Film International Film Festival in Monrovia, Calif.
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First Large-Scale Canadian Laser Projection Demo Highlights Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) International Conference
Laser Technology from Christie, Screen Innovations from Harkness and Installation Expertise from Electrosonic Combine to Deliver Unprecedented Immersive, 2D and 3D Visual Feast at Giant Screen Cinema Association’s International Conference and Trade Show
In a special technical session of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) conference scheduled for September 23 at the Cineplex Cinemas Queensway in Toronto, Christie®, a world leader in creating and sharing the world’s best visual and audio experiences, is teaming with Harkness Screens and Electrosonic to demonstrate a premium giant screen cinema experience.
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OTOY Expands OctaneRender™ Integration to NUKE, Houdini, MotionBuilder, Unreal Engine 4, and Digital Molecular Matter Engine
Cloud graphics company, OTOY Inc., today announced expanded support for its acclaimed OctaneRender™ software, giving artists and animators more choice in where and how they work and accelerating content creation by bringing lightning fast true-to-life rendering to four more popular 3D applications. Along with previously announced plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects, OctaneRender™ plugins are also in development for The Foundry’s NUKE compositing software, Side Effects Software’s Houdini™ 3D animation software, Autodesk’s MotionBuilder® 3D character animation software, and Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.
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NVIDIA Visual Computing Appliance (VCA) Now Shipping
NVIDIA today announced that its Visual Computing Appliance, known as the NVIDIA VCA, is now shipping. NVIDIA VCA dramatically accelerates ray tracing, enabling users to interact with computer models of such high visual fidelity that it can eliminate the need for 3D physical prototypes. Engineered and built by NVIDIA, the appliance was first introduced in March 2014 at the GPU Technology Conference as "Iray VCA."
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Windmill Lane Upgrades Baselight to Deliver 4K Grading and High Performance Dailies
Busy Dublin Facility Moves to the Latest Filmlight Hardware and Software to Boost Productivity
Windmill Lane, the leading post-production facility in Ireland, has recently overhauled its colour grading department, upgrading its entire FilmLight infrastructure. The facility has replaced its existing FilmLight hardware and now has two Baselight TWO grading systems running on generation 5 hardware, with the latest software release.
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Shotgun Launches iPhone Review App, Shotgun Desktop, and MARI Integration at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Shotgun Launches iPhone Review App, Shotgun Desktop, and MARI Integration at SIGGRAPH 2014New review and pipeline tools geared for artists and supervisors help creative companies work faster and more efficiently
Shotgun Software, developer of cloud-based production tracking, review & approval, and asset management tools for film, TV and games, delivered three major releases today to help creative companies streamline processes and go faster. The company launched a mobile app that brings the power of Shotgun Review to the iPhone; Shotgun Desktop, a native app shelf that gives artists fast access to productivity tools; and integration with The Foundry's MARI 3D paint software, which helps speed up the workflow for texture artists.
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Vicon redefines motion capture with unprecedented new products at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Vicon redefines motion capture with unprecedented new products at SIGGRAPH 2014Launches new retargeting and solving tool and latest version of Blade software
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced the launch of two new products, Pegasus and Pegasus Advanced, a new set of retargeting and solving tools developed with IKinema, as well as Blade 3, the newest version of its industry-leading capture and data processing software at SIGGRAPH 2014 (booth #733). The products offer a new level of flexibility, accessibility and increased value for money in motion capture.
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eyeball Brings Audio To Life For Master & Dynamic
News: eyeball Brings Audio To Life For Master & DynamicCreative Agency Visualizes Sound In New Film For Luxury Audio Brand
Creative strategic design agency eyeball recently completed a :90 brand film for luxury headphone manufacturer Master & Dynamic. Since the brand produces beautifully crafted audio devices for the modern workspace, the concept of the film had to reflect the richness of its products and creative philosophy: sound is an essential creative element that transports and inspires the mind.
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Deluxe To Place All Motion Picture Dailies Services Under EC3 Banner
Company 3 and EFILM Dailies Operations Now EC3
Deluxe, a global innovator offering comprehensive creative, media, distribution and asset-management solutions for media and entertainment, has merged motion picture dailies operations of Company 3 and EFILM into the single business unit, EC3.
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Miller Camera Support Equipment Motors Through Tumultuous Terrain During "Woodhill Rush"
News: Miller Camera Support Equipment Motors Through Tumultuous Terrain During "Woodhill Rush"Air Tripod System Assists Cinematographer in Creation of Mountain Biking Video
When sports cinematographer John Colthorpe decided to create a short, action-packed mountain biking video, Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, was along for the ride, with its Air Alloy System allowing Colthorpe to capture every motor maneuver.
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NVIDIA’s New Professional GPU Lineup Places Quadro at Center of Visual Computing Workflows
News: NVIDIA’s New Professional GPU Lineup Places Quadro at Center of Visual Computing WorkflowsSIGGRAPH - NVIDIA today unveiled its next generation of NVIDIA Quadro GPUs -- providing new tools and technologies to meet the visual computing needs of the world's leading designers, artists and scientists.
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AMIA Partners with Alamo Drafthouse to offer 35mm Projection Workshop
Archival Experts Provide Projection Training for Movie Houses Offering the 35mm Film Experience
AMIA will present a Film Projection Workshop in partnership with the Alamo Drafthouse to offer expert-led training for managers, curators and projectionists presenting 35mm film in theaters. The workshop will be held October 28, 2014 in Austin at the Alamo South Lamar location.
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Vancouver Film School Selects HP Z Workstations with AMD FirePro Professional Graphics
HP today announced that Vancouver Film School (VFS), Canada's premier post-secondary entertainment arts institution has installed 775 HP Z420 Workstations with AMD FirePro W7000 professional graphics.
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Leftchannel’s Alberto Scirocco To Speak At motion 2014
News: Leftchannel’s Alberto Scirocco To Speak At motion 2014On The Heels Of PromaxBDA Session, Creative Director Returns To Popular Conference To Be Held August 15-17 In Albuquerque, NM
Following his successful appearance in June at PromaxBDA Conference, leftchannel Creative Director Alberto Scirocco, returns to motion 2014 conference, the Ted talks of the motion design industry, which will be held August 15-17 at the historic KiMo Theatre in downtown Albuquerque, NM.
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Discover Boris Continuum Complete 9 at IBC 2014
News: Discover Boris Continuum Complete 9 at IBC 2014Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, will be demonstrating the newest version of its flagship Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) 9 at IBC 2014, Booth #7.G43.
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Five Film School Students Awarded KODAK Scholarships
Kodak and the University Film and Video Foundation (UFVF) have announced the recipients of the 2014 KODAK Student Scholarship Awards and KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards. The presentation was made Saturday night during the annual banquet and awards ceremony at the University Film and Video Association (UFVA) Conference, which was held last week at Montana State University. Kodak’s annual global competition is designed to recognize emerging talent that demonstrates superior filmmaking skills and creativity.
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Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"
News: Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"Proof Inc., one of the film industry's leading visualization houses, provided extensive previs and postvis services to the new Marvel Studios motion picture “Guardians of the Galaxy,” it was announced today by Proof’s Creative Director/Founder Ron Frankel. The film was released by Walt Disney Studios on August 1st.
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OTOY Unveils Holographic Video, Announces First Commercial Holographic Display for Early 2015
Ari Emanuel: “The Future of Media and Entertainment is not Going to be a Flat Screen. OTOY is Building the Content Pipeline for the Next Generation of Movies and Computer Graphics, where Immersion and Presence will be a Key Axis of the Creative Process.” Rod Roddenberry: “OTOY is Making My Father’s Vision of the "Star Trek" Holodeck a Practical Reality in our Lifetime.”
Cloud graphics company, OTOY Inc., today marked a major milestone in the future of media and entertainment, unveiling a holographic video pipeline for content creators, including the world’s first portable 360 holographic capture system and a cloud-based pipeline for creating and deploying holographic media to virtual reality and, in 2015, holographic light field displays. The pipeline enables holographic captures of real world people, objects, and environments, and one-click publishing of interactive holographic videos which are viewable on mobile devices and virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift. Forthcoming next-generation light field displays being developed by OTOY will bring commercial freestanding volumetric holographic displays to market in 2015.
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Quantel at IBC: New Products and New Developments Across the Board Deliver Higher Quality Content, Faster and More Efficiently
Further Boost for the Full Range Of Broadcast, Production Everywhere and Post Production Systems
On stand 7.A20 at IBC 2014, Quantel will be showing new products, features and facilities across its full range of news and sports, production everywhere and post production systems - all designed to help broadcasters and post houses deliver higher quality content, faster and more efficiently across multiple platforms.
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Atomos Samurai Blade Available for Under $1000
Atomos Award Winning Samurai Blade Now Even Better
Atomos, creator of award winning camera-mounted recorders and recording accessories announce a new price for the Samurai Blade of US$995. The Samurai Blade is the highest functioning monitor recorder and playback device on the camera market today and with a new price it's even more affordable than ever.
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Cinesite Creates Digital Carnage for "Hercules" Battle
News: Cinesite Creates Digital Carnage for "Hercules" BattleCinesite has completed visual effects for a major battle sequence in MGM/Paramount Pictures’ latest release, "Hercules." The film, starring Dwayne Johnson in the title role, is directed by Brett Ratner, with VFX supervision by John Bruno and Dean Wright. Cinesite’s Visual Effects Supervisor was Simon Stanley-Clamp.
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iZotope Announces RX 4 and RX 4 Advanced
The Next Generation Of An Industry Standard
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, has announced an update to its flagship audio repair and enhancement suite, RX®. RX, an Emmy Award-winning audio repair toolkit, is used by musicians, sound engineers, and post production professionals everywhere to transform noisy, distorted, or flawed audio into pristine material.
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PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.6
Render Farm Management Software Increases Efficiency, Maximizes Throughput and Promotes Easy Integration With Key Pipeline Components; See Qube! 6.6 at SIGGRAPH 2014
Today PipelineFX, creator of the leading render farm management software for VFX, will enable production companies to create a more efficient pipeline with the release of Qube! 6.6. The new Smart Share feature helps studios achieve maximum throughput, while Universal Callbacks and Flight Checks promote tight integration with production management/reporting tools so Qube! can be pipeline friendly from day one.
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Reel FX Grows Commercial and Interactive Sales Department
News: Reel FX Grows Commercial and Interactive Sales DepartmentSummer Whitley, Will Andeer and Tina Ghezzi Join the Digital Studio
Digital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica is bolstering their Commercial and Interactive Sales Department with the additions of Summer Whitley, who will handle Commercial West Coast/Texas Sales; Will Andeer, who will handle Commercial Midwest Sales; and Tina Ghezzi, who will serve as an Interactive Account Director.
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"The Gaucho" (1927) Screening And Panel Spotlights Actor Douglas Fairbanks And Production Designer Carl Oscar Borg
News: "The Gaucho" (1927) Screening And Panel Spotlights Actor Douglas Fairbanks And Production Designer Carl Oscar BorgPresented By The Art Directors Guild Film Society And American Cinematheque Sunday, August 24 at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque present Douglas Fairbanks’ remarkable swashbuckling adventure fantasy "THE GAUCHO" (1927), spotlighting the Production Design by Carl Oscar Borg on Sunday, August 24, at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre. This rarely seen film will be presented in 35mm on the Cinematheque's newly installed screen with live accompaniment by pianist Cliff Retallick.
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"The Killing" (with Gregory Middleton)
News: "The Killing" (with Gregory Middleton)Ben Consoli of the Go Creative Show invites Gregory Middleton, cinematographer and director of photography for the AMC and Netflix series The Killing to join him. They discuss how Netflix saved the show, the new visual direction of season 4 -- including all his lighting and shooting techniques that make The Killing one of the most visually enticing television shows today -- and the film industry in Vancouver. Plus Gregory shares insight into his next project: Game Of Thrones!
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SIM Digital Promotes Eleanor O’Connor to President, PS Lighting & Grip Division
News: SIM Digital Promotes Eleanor O’Connor to President, PS Lighting & Grip DivisionWill Oversee Lighting and Grip Operations Worldwide for the Fast-Growing Supplier of Film and Television Equipment and Services.
The SIM Group, a leading supplier of production and post-production equipment and services to the feature and television industry, today announces the promotion of Eleanor O’Connor to the newly-created post of President, PS Lighting & Grip Division. She will manage all lighting and grip operations for all SIM locations, which include offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Beijing.
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Another Country's Drew Weir Mixes Steve James' "Life Itself" Documentary on Roger Ebert for Kartemquin Films and Magnolia Pictures
News: Another Country's Drew Weir Mixes Steve James' "Life Itself" Documentary on Roger Ebert for Kartemquin Films and Magnolia PicturesThe acclaimed documentary film from Kartemquin Films and filmmaker Steve James "Life Itself" is continuing to earn rave reviews this summer as distributor Magnolia Pictures rolls it out in theaters, following its on-demand and iTunes release on July 4. Today, Drew Weir and his colleagues at the award-winning sound design studio Another Country are proud to reveal their contributions to the film's highly polished original audio soundtrack.
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ShootersINC Signs Food Director/DP John Romeo To Company’s Diverse & Expanding Directorial Roster
News: ShootersINC Signs Food Director/DP John Romeo To Company’s Diverse & Expanding Directorial RosterShootersINC has welcomed Food Director/DP John Romeo to the company’s diverse Directorial roster. Romeo joins ShootersINC’s production division, which also features the talents of Directors Robert Adamo, Kris Magyarits, Rob Markopoulos, Ira Rosensweig, and Scott Whitham.
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NuContext Creative Signs Award-Winning, Comedy Writer-Director Vinny Lopez to Expanding Roster of Talent
News: NuContext Creative Signs Award-Winning, Comedy Writer-Director Vinny Lopez to Expanding Roster of TalentAward-winning, comedy Writer-Director Vinny Lopez has been welcomed to the team at NuContext Creative. Led by company Founder/Executive Creative Director Angela Guice, NuContext has signed Lopez to the company’s expanding Directorial roster for national representation in television promos, commercials/advertising, and branded content.
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Prism Sound Shows New Audio Products at IBC 2014
News: Prism Sound Shows New Audio Products at IBC 2014Prism Sound's Titan and Atlas Audio Interfaces will be on Show for the First Time in Europe, Along with a New Version of the Company's Popular SADiE 6 Software.
Prism Sound will be attending this year's IBC convention (8.E34) with a range of new audio products aimed at post production and broadcaster engineers.
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Vicon Gives Cara a Facelift at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Vicon Gives Cara a Facelift at SIGGRAPH 2014New Version of its Pioneering Facial Mocap System to Feature Hardware Improvements and Updates to CaraLive and CaraPost for Faster, More Efficient Facial Tracking
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, will launch a series of updates to Cara, the world’s first out-of-the-box facial motion capture system for film and games production, at SIGGRAPH 2014 next week. The latest version boasts significant quality enhancements that accelerate facial capture workflows for fast-paced performance capture productions, right out of the box.
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IBC Preview: Aaton-Digital to Show New 24 Track Cantar-X3 Digital Recorder and Aaton-Digital 5” Oled Monitor at IBC 2014
News: IBC Preview: Aaton-Digital to Show New 24 Track Cantar-X3 Digital Recorder and Aaton-Digital 5” Oled Monitor at IBC 2014Aaton-Digital will show the new 24 track Cantar-X3 recorder and new Aaton-Digital 5” Oled monitor at IBC 2014 on the Aaton-Digital /Transvideo stand 11.F31. Deliveries will begin for existing orders this fall. New orders will deliver Q1 in the new year.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11 is Now Shipping
News: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11 is Now ShippingMajor Update Adds Professional Nonlinear Online Editing Features, Revolutionary New Colormatch, New Photographer Friendly Color Correction Tools, On Set Media Management and Much More!
Blackmagic Design today announced the release of DaVinci Resolve 11, available now for download free of charge for all existing DaVinci Resolve customers. DaVinci Resolve 11 is a major upgrade with over 100 new editing and color grading features. This new update includes professional nonlinear video editing with context sensitive trimming tools, onset file cloning, a revolutionary new ColorMatch feature, photographer style color grading tools and an amazing new collaborative workflow that allows multiple users to work simultaneously on the same timeline.
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PipelineFX to Host Panel on “Building a Next-Generation Render Farm Pipeline” at SIGGRAPH 2014
Technology Experts from Digital Domain, Scalar Decisions, and Digital District Weighing In During Birds of a Feather Event; Designer-Friendly Licensing Option Set to Debut
This year at SIGGRAPH 2014, PipelineFX will focus on how studios can get to a future-ready render farm quicker. Through a Birds of a Feather panel that includes tech leads from Digital Domain and Digital District, as well as demos of the soon-to-be-released Qube! 6.6, PipelineFX will unlock how studios of every size can get there.
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Shotgun Software Keeps Projects Flowing at Milk
News: Shotgun Software Keeps Projects Flowing at MilkRising VFX Studio Establishes Pipeline Around Shotgun
Independent visual effects company Milk has standardized on Shotgun for production management and tracking. Based in London, the boutique studio that recently celebrated its one-year anniversary focuses on delivering high end VFX for television and film. Milk positioned Shotgun at the heart of its workflow when establishing a VFX pipeline, and continues to increase the level of integration. Nearly all of Milk's 80 staff members use Shotgun daily particularly across production, administration and pipeline teams.
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Erika Levy Launches EMPRESS REPRESENTS with Diverse and Compelling Roster
News: Erika Levy Launches EMPRESS REPRESENTS with Diverse and Compelling RosterAfter working in many facets of advertising and commercial production over the last 14 years, Erika Levy launches "EMPRESS REPRESENTS", specializing in broadcast, branded content, digital and interactive on the West Coast. The company launches with an initial roster of five clients: Coyote Post, Dirty Robber, Flawless FX, Loaded Pictures and Section Studios.
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MAXON Unveils Robust CINEMA 4D Release 16 (R16)
News: MAXON Unveils Robust CINEMA 4D Release 16 (R16)Legacy of 3D Software Innovation Delivers Modeling, Animation and Rendering Enhancements for ‘Real-World’ Workflow and Unmatched Productivity
MAXON today unveiled CINEMA 4D Release 16 (R16), the next generation release of the company’s industry-leading 3D motion graphics, visual effects, visualization, painting, and rendering software application. In addition to countless workflow enhancements, CINEMA 4D R16 delivers powerful new features including a modeling PolyPen ‘super-tool’, a Motion Tracker for easily integrating 3D content within live footage and a Reflectance material channel that allows for multi-layered reflections and specularity. CINEMA 4D R16 reinforces MAXON’s commitment to provide creative professionals with exceptional stability and performance, unmatched integration, and a straightforward, efficient and flexible interface to optimize any workflow for VFX, motion graphics, visualization and game development.
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IBC Preview: Transvideo Launches New Products for Digital Cinematography and Production at IBC 2014
Transvideo, the award-winning precision monitor manufacturer, has announced exciting new products for launch at IBC 2014. All products will be on show on the Transvideo / Aaton-Digital stand 11.F31.
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Seventh Amsterdam SuperMeet to Feature Editors of "Star Wars: Episode VII"
The CPUG Network has Announced the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to Take Place Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in the Heart of Amsterdam. Film Editors, Maryann Brandon, ACE and Mary Jo Markey, ACE, who are Currently Editing "Star Wars: Episode VII," will be the Featured Guests. The Full Agenda will not be Announced Until Shortly Before the Dvent Date. Tickets are on Sale now and can be Purchased at the SuperMeet Web Site.
The Creative Pro User Group Network (CPUG Network) today have announced the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to take place on Sunday, Sept 14, 2014 at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in the heart of Amsterdam. Doors open at 4:30PM (16:30) with the SuperMeet Digital Showcase featuring 20 software and hardware developers. SuperMeet Presentations will begin at 7:00PM (19:00) and continue until 11:00PM (23:00). Tickets are on sale online for the earlybird price of Euro10.00 each plus ticket fee and Euro10.00 for students and Teachers with valid ID. Earlybird sales end August 15, 2014.
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Hawthorne Direct Promotes Neil Klayman to Associate Creative Director
News: Hawthorne Direct Promotes Neil Klayman to Associate Creative DirectorHawthorne Direct, a full service Brand Response ad agency, has promoted Neil Klayman to the position of Associate Creative Director. Klayman will continue to report to John Pucci, Chief Creative Officer. The announcement was made today by Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, CEO, Hawthorne Direct.
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Multiple Academy Award® Nominee Caleb Deschanel to be Honoured with Camerimage Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today that five-time Oscar® nominee Caleb Deschanel will receive the coveted ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at this year’s Festival taking place November 15th – 22nd.
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Director Seth Epstein & Stardust Team With Epic Artist Collective CYRCLE & DC Shoes On Film Supporting New Product Collaboration
News: Director Seth Epstein & Stardust Team With Epic Artist Collective CYRCLE & DC Shoes On Film Supporting New Product CollaborationLed by Director Seth Epstein, the creative team at Stardust has just completed an innovative film, commissioned by DC Shoes for DC brand featuring Design/Graffiti and Art Collective CYRCLE. Created primarily for digital distribution, the campaign features two of DC’s sponsored Skaters and original designs by Cyrcle taken from the new product capsule designed in collaboration with DC Shoes.
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