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The Lena Live Radio Hour is On-Air with DPA Microphones
News: The Lena Live Radio Hour is On-Air with DPA MicrophonesSyndicated web-based radio show simplifies studio setup with company’s d:dicate™ Recording Microphone range
Listeners the world-over tune in to BBS Internet Radio every Thursday to hear The Lena Live Radio Hour, hosted by Professor Lena Miremonde. The multi-faceted program covers topics from physics and politics, to music and art. In order to ensure the audio is perfectly clear over the airwaves, the station relies on DPA Microphones’ d:dicate™ Recording Microphones with MMP-A preamp. With the capability to switch between the d:dicate 2011 Cardioid and 2006 Omnidirectional capsules, the program’s producer, Julian Lampert, is afforded a modular functionality that can cover a large variety of audio needs while offering the benefits of fantastic sound quality and a drastically simple setup.
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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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Christie’s Donation to the USC School of Cinematic Arts Launches Immersive Cinematic Experience
News: Christie’s Donation to the USC School of Cinematic Arts Launches Immersive Cinematic ExperienceChristie®, a global leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual display solutions, continued its technology partnership recently with the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts (USC SCA) by launching a state-of-the-art cinema experience at USC’s showcase Theatre, the Eileen Norris Theatre. Christie, through a generous donation of equipment and installation services, will be the sole provider of all cinematic and audio equipment within the Eileen Norris Theatre, and will be working together with USC SCA in enhancing visual technologies, specifically cinematic ones.
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Shotgun Keeps This Summer’s Big Movies On Track
News: Shotgun Keeps This Summer’s Big Movies On TrackLeading Production Management Software Drives VFX Pipelines at Top Studios
Shotgun Software, developer of the cloud-based collaboration platform for creative companies (recently acquired by Autodesk), was integral to the production of over a dozen of this summer’s tentpole films. Used by visual effects studios worldwide, Shotgun played a key role in keeping artists and shots on track at facilities such as Digital Domain, Milk VFX, Framestore, Method Studios, Double Negative, Atomic Fiction, Image Engine, Rodeo FX, Factory VFX and more, for films including X-Men: Days of Future Past, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Giver, Hercules, Lucy, The Maze Runner, and others.
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Video Devices PIX 260 Captures Footage Fit for a King as Part of The Royal Society Headquarters Refit
When The Royal Society in London was looking to refit the audio and visual facilities in two rooms at its headquarters at Carlton House Terrace in London, it turned to Video Devices, mission-critical video products by Sound Devices, and its PIX 260 for its video recording needs.
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Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha Pro 4.0 at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha Pro 4.0 at SIGGRAPH 2014Visit Imagineer Systems at booth 817 for demos of the newly released mocha Pro 4 with advanced support for native stereo 3D workflows, Python scripting and more improved features
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, will be exhibiting at this year’s annual SIGGRAPH conference, taking place from August 12th through 14th at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Canada. Attendees to the show can stop by the Imagineer Systems booth (817) to learn more about the launch of the mocha Pro v4, which features a brand new Stereoscopic 3D workflow, Python scripting support, customizable keyboard shortcuts, new exports and format handling, and more improvements for visual effects facilities. Members of the Imagineer Systems team will be presenting demos daily at the booth.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Battles Whitewater Rapids In Browns Canyon With Grit & Thistle Film Company
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Battles Whitewater Rapids In Browns Canyon With Grit & Thistle Film CompanyCompass 20 Tripod System Assists Film Company in Shooting Veterans Expeditions Documentary
When Grit & Thistle Film Company went on a wild adventure, battling whitewater rapids to shoot a documentary for the non-profit organization Veterans Expeditions, Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, stood steady against the waves, providing the company with a Compass 20 Solo 75 3-Stage Carbon Fibre System to help them successfully shoot the project.
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Sohonet Appoints Chuck Parker to Executive Chairman
Company Continues Global Geographic Growth and Market Expansion
Sohonet, the leading expert in connectivity and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for the media and entertainment industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chuck Parker to Executive Chairman, whose expertise will continue to guide the company in its global expansion efforts.
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AlphaDogs Dishes Up Final Audio For Last Supper
News: AlphaDogs Dishes Up Final Audio For Last SupperWith all the attention focused on a film’s visuals, its audio sometimes receives insufficient attention. The best cinematography and visual finish can be ruined by inadequate audio post-production, an outcome that separates the amateur from the professional filmmaker.
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‘The Bachelorette’ Co-DP Andre Martinez Lights on Location with Zylight F8 LED Fresnel
News: ‘The Bachelorette’ Co-DP Andre Martinez Lights on Location with Zylight F8 LED FresnelIt never fails. There you are, waiting to shoot a gondola scene in Venice, Italy, but the gondolier is unable to dock at your predetermined – at pre-lit – location. What do you do?
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Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera Used to Shoot Action/Thriller 'Checkmate'
News: Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera Used to Shoot Action/Thriller 'Checkmate'Blackmagic Design today announced that two Blackmagic Production Camera 4Ks and a Pocket Cinema Camera were used to shoot the upcoming action/thriller “Checkmate.” Produced by LA’s Status Media & Entertainment, the film chronicles how the actions of individuals affect us all, as six people are thrown together during an elaborate bank heist where any move can alter the outcome.
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Airbag Productions Chooses Frankie for its Real-time Video Reviews
Production Company Uses Frankie on "Vauxhall Insignia Commercial
Airbag Productions has chosen Frankie to conduct video review sessions both internally and with its local and remote clients after testing and comparing many other options. For its work creating commercials, Airbag found Frankie to be the easiest product to use, with the most appealing interface and PDF summary. Production companies like Airbag now have an affordable and simple-to-use option to complete video reviews.
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Kyle Camarillo Wins MōVI™ at REDirect Skateboard Filmmaking Competition
News: Kyle Camarillo Wins MōVI™ at REDirect Skateboard Filmmaking CompetitionWhen Kyle Camarillo was selected for the REDirect skateboard filmmaking competition sponsored by RED Digital Cinema and famed skate park, The Berrics, he chose to film his entry with Freefly Systems’ MōVI™ M10 camera stabilizer. “We’ve always skated alongside the skateboarder to capture footage, so keeping the camera steady is what we always strive for,” Camarillo says. “Using the MōVI perfected that as well as opened up new doors.”
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Documentary Explores the Evolution, Proliferation, and Art of Apps
News: Documentary Explores the Evolution, Proliferation, and Art of AppsFilmmakers Jedidiah Hurt and Jake Schumacher Have Taken a Step to Uncovering Different Sides to the Cultural Awareness of Apps with the Launch of Their Documentary, "App: The Human Story."
There is no doubt you're reading this press release on a software application. It's safe to say that apps are transforming the way we live. Filmmakers Jedidiah Hurt and Jake Schumacher have taken a step to uncovering different sides to the cultural awareness of apps with the launch of their documentary, "App: The Human Story".
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Leading Colorist chooses Mistika for Sony's TV series “Chosen”
News: Leading Colorist chooses Mistika for Sony's TV series “Chosen”Juan Ignacio Cabrera leads the way with Mistika
Inspiring Los Angeles-based Juan Ignacio Cabrera recently handled the post production for the second and third seasons of "Chosen," the most successful show on Sony's Crackle TV network. Leading colorist Juan Ignacio Cabrera graded the series on a Mistika 4K system from SGO.
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ProAm USA Aims to Bring its CarryOn Jib to Market Through a New Kickstarter Campaign
Filmmaker Jonathan Baty of ProAm USA Taps into the Kickstarter Filmmaking Community to Help Launch the CarryOn Jib, the Most Compact, Lightest Camera Crane of its Kind
ProAm USA, a manufacturer of production equipment for film and video enthusiasts and professionals, has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring its latest innovation, the CarryOn Jib, to fruition. With a goal of $25,000 and 29 days to reach it as of July 24th, if successful, the ProAm USA CarryOn Jib will be the most compact, yet full-sized crane on the market.
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Brickyard VFX Helps Anthony Davis and Boost Mobile Move to the Head of the Class
Boutique visual effects, animation and digital production studio Brickyard VFX was recently tapped by 180LA for a new two-spot campaign featuring NBA star Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans for Boost Mobile, a leading no-contract cellphone service provider.
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HPA to Host Symposium Leading Into SMPTE® 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
'Making Do With More' Event at Hollywood's Historic El Capitan Theatre Will Explore the Impact of Enriched Pictures and Sound for Filmmakers and Content Creators
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) will feature a pre-conference event — the SMPTE 2014 Symposium, hosted by the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®) and titled "Making Do With More." The daylong event is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20 at the historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California.
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Christie Donates Digital Projectors and Installation Services, Continuing its Support of San Diego’s Museum of Photographic Arts
News: Christie Donates Digital Projectors and Installation Services, Continuing its Support of San Diego’s Museum of Photographic ArtsWelcome Grant from Christie Will Enrich Visitors’ Visual Experience
Christie®, a global leader in visual display solutions, is pleased to announce its donation of high-performance projection technology and installation services to the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in San Diego. Installed by Christie’s Professional Services team, the Christie Solaria® Series® DCI-compliance based system will deliver outstanding digital cinema images via the Solaria One projector, as well as alternative content powered by the Christie SKA-3D cinema processor. The solution replaces a first-generation Christie digital cinema projector. It will light up the 226-seat Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre at the Museum of Photographic Arts, a professional quality, nonprofit theatre venue in San Diego. Beloved by the local community, MOPA is host to diverse film festivals and screenings reaching over 10,000 people annually.
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ALMA MATER Creates Hilarious Main-On-End Title Sequence For “22 Jump Street”
News: ALMA MATER Creates Hilarious Main-On-End Title Sequence For “22 Jump Street”Visual studio ALMA MATER recently collaborated with "22 Jump Street" directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller on the closing credits for the action-comedy starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. The Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures film, which is now playing in theaters nationwide, had the second-best opening weekend for an R-rated comedy of all time.
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The Room Finishes Bruce Springsteen’s “Hunter of Invisible Game”
News: The Room Finishes Bruce Springsteen’s “Hunter of Invisible Game”Finishing Editor and Colorist Ben Murray Continues Collaboration with Director Thom Zimny on Short Film Inspired by Song from Singer’s “High Hopes” Album.
Final post production for "Hunter of Invisible Game," the new short film from Bruce Springsteen and Thom Zimny, was completed at The Room, the finishing boutique located within Technicolor-PostWorks, New York. The Room’s Ben Murray conformed the film and applied the final color grade, working in collaboration with filmmaker Thom Zimny, who co-directed with Bruce Springsteen.
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AJA Ki Pro Rack Delivers Spot-On Recording for BlueScreen Every Time
News: AJA Ki Pro Rack Delivers Spot-On Recording for BlueScreen Every TimeLaunching a successful business out of a natural talent for compositing, Bob Kertesz founded BlueScreen LLC three decades ago. The company specializes in live, on-set blue/green screen compositing and multi-cam productions for high profile gaming companies and studios such as EA, Disney, Warner Brothers and Viacom. A core component of BlueScreen’s business involves live blue/green screen compositing for press events prior to the launch of major films, and for this niche market, Kertesz has established a specialized setup comprising high-end cameras and Ultimatte® hardware, with AJA’s Ki Pro Rack at the center of the workflow for reliable recording and playback.
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Riding Shotgun at SIGGRAPH 2014
Shotgun Software is gearing up for a lively week of events, education, new releases and more at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver. Shotgun, the leading developer of cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for film, TV and games (recently acquired by Autodesk), will be exhibiting and announcing the details of their latest product releases at booth #741 from August 12-14 at the Vancouver Convention Center. Off the exhibit floor, also be sure to visit Shotgun at any of these events:
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Blackmagic Design Announces New "heads up display" for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.9 software which includes new "heads up display" on screen metering that provides customers with histogram, peak audio meters and recording time remaining for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.
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Cooke Optics to extend Anamorphic/i lens range
Cooke Optics to extend Anamorphic/i lens range
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is to add more choices to its acclaimed lens ranges. The Anamorphic/i range will benefit from 25mm and 135mm lenses which are expected to start shipping towards the end of 2014, followed by 180mm and 300mm lenses in 2015. In addition Cooke will add a 21mm lens to both the miniS4/i range and the 5/i series.
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Oishii Creative Reveals The New Face For E!’s Series Premiere Of “Botched”
News: Oishii Creative Reveals The New Face For E!’s Series Premiere Of “Botched”Creative Agency Creates Show Open For Plastic Surgery Reality Show
E! continues to solidify its status as the leader in pop culture, raising the bar on each of its creative projects and programming. So for the launch of their latest series, “Botched,” they partnered with creative agency Oishii Creative to create a fresh, current and edgy show package that’s in line with the channel’s new look and attitude.
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Sound Devices 970 Takes A Ride With Renowned Audio Mixer For New Semi-Animated Children’s Series
News: Sound Devices 970 Takes A Ride With Renowned Audio Mixer For New Semi-Animated Children’s SeriesDigital Recorder Gives Richard Lightstone 64-Track Dante™ and MADI-Equipped Multi-Track Audio Capabilities
When Sound Mixer Richard Lightstone was looking to upgrade his audio cart with a Dante™-compatible digital recorder for Disney XD’s semi-animated children’s program "Kirby Buckets," he turned to Sound Devices’ new 970. The Sound Devices 970, the company’s first-ever audio-only rack-mounted solution, boasts an impressive 64 channels of Dante and MADI.
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Vicon Customers to Take Center Stage at SIGGRAPH 2014
Framestore, The Capture Lab, Bradford University, Lumiscaphe, TechViz and Autodesk to Present Motion Capture Techniques for Media, Entertainment and Product Design
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, life sciences and engineering industries, has announced a series of customer presentations that will take place at its SIGGRAPH booth (#733) on August 12-14 in Vancouver, Canada. Customers spanning media and entertainment, education and virtual product design will share their motion capture expertise and provide insight into their latest projects. Vicon will also unveil groundbreaking new products, and enhancements to its existing motion capture software.
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PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf”
News: PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf”Leading Render Farm Management Software Qube! Speeds Up Production Schedule and Capitalizes on Existing Hardware for Developing Feature
When a University of Portsmouth professor wanted to give his students more hands-on work, he set his sights high: a feature length film in full CG. After the shock of such an ambitious undertaking wore off around campus, a small team of technicians started brainstorming how to make it happen. This process led them to the idea of sponsors, which in turn led them to render farm management experts, PipelineFX.
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Professional Wireless Systems Sets The Stage With Wireless Equipment Package And Frequency Coordination Services For Univision’s "Premios Juventud"
News: Professional Wireless Systems Sets The Stage With Wireless Equipment Package And Frequency Coordination Services For Univision’s "Premios Juventud"When the world’s biggest Spanish-speaking celebrities gathered in Miami for the 10th annual "Premios Juventud" awards show on July 17 at the BankUnited Center, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) was once again backstage with a custom RF entertainment and intercom package to manage frequency coordination for the festivities.
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ProMAX Systems Acquires Cache-A
Synergies Between Product Lines Present Opportunities for New Advanced Workflows
ProMAX Systems, manufacturer of multi-functional, high-performance video storage servers and editing workstations, has announced the acquisition of Cache-A, a leading supplier of network-attached video archive appliances.
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DPA Microphones Gets Up Close and Personal with Scarlett Johansson for "Lucy"
News: DPA Microphones Gets Up Close and Personal with Scarlett Johansson for "Lucy"Company's d:screet™ 4060 Miniature Microphones delivered perfect audio even when hidden inside the actress’ t-shirt on set
DPA Microphones has turned up in some unusual places, but inside Scarlett Johansson’s t-shirt has to be one of the brand’s more exotic locations. Three of the company’s d:screet™ 4060 Miniature Microphones were used to capture Johansson’s performance during the making of Lucy, a new film directed by Luc Besson that is due for theatrical release this Friday, July 25. According to French sound engineer Stéphane Bucher, the d:screet 4060s were absolutely perfect for this role because they offered exceptional audio quality.
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ARRI Inc. Taps Sebastien Laffoux as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Eastern Region
News: ARRI Inc. Taps Sebastien Laffoux as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Eastern RegionARRI Inc. is pleased to announce Sebastien Laffoux is now working as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Eastern Region for Canada and the United States. His duties include managing and strengthening sales, along with evaluating market and technology requirements. Camera products include the AMIRA documentary-style camera, the award-winning ALEXA, lenses, Pro Camera Accessories and analog products. He will also oversee a team to support product performance in the field, improvement, user requests and assess competitors.
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Canon Cinema EOS Cameras and Lenses Enable Filmmakers to Bring the Narrative Dramatic Tale of a Troubled South American Community’s Struggle to a Worldwide Audience
News: Canon Cinema EOS Cameras and Lenses Enable Filmmakers to Bring the Narrative Dramatic Tale of a Troubled South American Community’s Struggle to a Worldwide AudienceEquatorial heat and humidity, sporadic electrical service, and a modest budget were just a few of the challenges that director Josef Wladyka and writer/DP Alan Blanco faced while filming their feature "Manos Sucias" (Dirty Hands) among the impoverished fishing villages of Colombia’s Pacific coast. They also filmed in the jungle and aboard small boats in rough seas, all while needing to keep a low profile in a dangerous region. Wladyka and Blanco met all of these challenges with the help of compact EOS C300 Cinema cameras and professional lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Filmed completely on location, "Manos Sucias" is a drama depicting the perils of two fishermen coerced into towing an underwater narco-torpedo up the Pacific coast of Colombia.
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PlayBox Technology powers TVPool Thailand's new DTV channels
News: PlayBox Technology powers TVPool Thailand's new DTV channelsThai broadcaster TV Pool has upgraded its PlayBox Technology transmission control and playout system to allow high-definition delivery of Thai TV (Channel 17) on the country's terrestrial digital television platform. Three additional channels also received new HD playout systems. Currently transmitting in SD, Thai TV (Channel 27) and Loca TV (Channel 15 and Channel 25) can start transmitting in high definition whenever necessary. The system is located at TV Pool's headquarters in Bangkok.
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Bexel Expands Inventory with $13 Million Investment to Support 2014 FIFA World Cup™ and Beyond
Company Upgrades Key Products to Service US Rights Holders' Host Coverage
Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, recently completed a major inventory upgrade to support the company’s extensive installations for both the Spanish and English-speaking U.S. rights holders at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. The $13 million investment increases Bexel’s service offering of products in several key areas, including camera systems, switchers and routers, and servers.
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Schneider Optics Cine-Xenar III Primes Capture Classic Look for Sweatpants Media
News: Schneider Optics Cine-Xenar III Primes Capture Classic Look for Sweatpants MediaWhen Sweatpants Media was contracted by the Viceroy Hotel Group to feature their newest location, the Viceroy New York in Manhattan they knew that the piece would need to communicate a high-end, high fashion feel. “The client’s expectations were, as always, high. Every shot needed to look like it was pulled from a fashion magazine,” explains Jonny Zeller, Sweatpants co-founder.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment Teams Up With Iconic Video Game Companies As Classic Characters Come Together In "Pixels"
PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, Space Invaders and Centipede® Join the Cast
Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that the studio has brought together an extraordinary number of iconic video game companies, whose classic characters – including PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Centipede®, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, and Space Invaders – will be featured in the highly-anticipated action comedy "Pixels," starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox, and directed by Chris Columbus. The film will be released on May 15, 2015.
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Jünger Audio's IBC 2014 Line Up Delivers Perfect Voice Recording
News: Jünger Audio's IBC 2014 Line Up Delivers Perfect Voice RecordingThe Company will Show its New Voice Processor that is Already Helping Radio Stations, TV Voice Over Facilities and Feature Film ADR Studios Achieve a Consistent Sound.
At IBC 2014 (10.A49), dynamics processing specialist Jünger Audio will show its D*AP4 VAP Voice Processor – a unique unit that is designed to make life easier for engineers working in radio stations, TV production voice-over studios and feature film ADR facilities.
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Origin Digital Studios Opens in Burbank as New Collective of Veteran Visual Effects Artists, Producers and Supervisors
News: Origin Digital Studios Opens in Burbank as New Collective of Veteran Visual Effects Artists, Producers and SupervisorsOrigin Digital Studios has been launched in Burbank as a new collective of veteran visual effects artists, producers and supervisors. The company has been designed to service the needs of high-profile television programs, commercials, feature films, and special venue presentations. Miami-based Lincoln Road Advisors, headed by Eric J. Bertrand, is the primary investment company behind Origin. The announcement was made today by company president Mark Miller.
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Stephen Arnold Music Names Scott Saldinger VP Of Strategy & Vision Management
News: Stephen Arnold Music Names Scott Saldinger VP Of Strategy & Vision ManagementProven Marketing & Sales Team Builder Across Multiple Media Platforms Joins Leader in Sonic Branding
Stephen Arnold Music, the World Leaders in Sonic Branding and home of The Vault production music library, have announced a new addition to their executive team. Scott Saldinger has been named Vice President of Strategy & Vision Management and will oversee and lead the company’s business development across an increased range of platforms.
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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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Sci-fi Epic “Valiant” to Screen at Comic-con International San Diego
News: Sci-fi Epic “Valiant” to Screen at Comic-con International San DiegoDirector Robin Phillips’ indie sci-fi adventure Valiant will screen as part of the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival held in conjunction with Comic-Con International San Diego 2014. The screening is scheduled for July 26th at 6:15 p.m. at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina and will be followed by a panel discussion.
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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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‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’ Completed with Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Teranex 2D
News: ‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’ Completed with Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Teranex 2DBlackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Teranex 2D Processor, as well as a number of other Blackmagic Design products, were used on one of this summer’s most talked about sequels, “Sharknado 2: The Second One.”
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Biscardi Creative Media Offers Atlanta-area Film and Television Rental Facilities
Suites for Editorial, Color, Audio Mixing and Production Management Now Available
Biscardi Creative Media (BCM) announces the immediate availability of rental space for film and television productions in the Atlanta area, including edit and color-grading suites, 5.1 audio mixing, screening room, production management offices, and insert stage / warehouse space.
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Cut+Run's Akiko Iwakawa + Jun Diaz Team On "Normal" Brand Launch Film
News: Cut+Run's Akiko Iwakawa + Jun Diaz Team On "Normal" Brand Launch FilmCut+Run editor Akiko Iwakawa reunited with director Jun Diaz to collaborate on the new Normal brand launch film “Ear Tailor” via agency Partners & Spade. The surreal & original film presents the makings of equally original 3D printed headphones, custom make exactly for each user’s ears by Normal – even your right one will differ from your left.
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Timeline TV Selects Aframe to Provide Collaboration and Flexible Workflows for Post Production on Channel 4’s “The Mill”
News: Timeline TV Selects Aframe to Provide Collaboration and Flexible Workflows for Post Production on Channel 4’s “The Mill”“Aframe is Secure, Easy to Manage, With Full-Resolution Capabilities Not Found Elsewhere”
Aframe announced that its cloud video production platform has helped Timeline TV streamline the post production of Channel 4’s historical drama ”The Mill.”
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Freefly Systems Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology Award
News: Freefly Systems Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology AwardFreefly Systems MōVI stabilizers have taken the cinema and video production markets by storm, providing a way for cameras to capture incredibly stable footage handheld and on a variety of shooting platforms. The breakthrough features of Freefly’s new MōVI M15 stabilizer captured the 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology Award for Camera Support.
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Band Pro Expands Operations with New Berlin Office
International cinematography retailer Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. has announced the expansion of their European operations with the addition of a new office in Berlin, Germany. Vojtech Pokorny, Digital Image Consultant / Technical Sales, will head the new branch. All goods and services currently available through Band Pro Munich GmbH will also be available through the Berlin office.
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Runway Appoints Post Production Veteran Jeff Buchignani as President
News: Runway Appoints Post Production Veteran Jeff Buchignani as PresidentIndustry Leader In Editorial Systems and Services Eyes Expansion to Other Markets; Hires Jeff Klitzner as Director of Operations.
Runway, a leading independent supplier of editorial systems and related technology to the film and television industry, has appointed Jeff Buchignani as President. An 18-year veteran of the post-production industry, Buchignani arrives from a similar position with Pivotal Post, and brings strong credentials as a manager, business strategist and industry leader. In his new role, he will oversee operations, direct strategy, and orchestrate an ambitious expansion effort. The latter will include extending the company’s footprint in Southern California, as well as to other parts of the U.S. and markets abroad.
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Australian Cinematographers Society Introduces Technical Achievement Award In Honor Of Miller Tripods Founder
News: Australian Cinematographers Society Introduces Technical Achievement Award In Honor Of Miller Tripods FounderACS Presents Bob Miller – ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award
Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, is pleased to announce that the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) recently partnered with the company to create a new industry award for the ACS National Awards for Cinematography. The Bob Miller – ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award, developed in honour and memory of fluid head inventor Bob Miller, will be officially introduced to industry professionals at the ACS headquarters on July 31, with a champagne toast to celebrate Miller’s 60th anniversary.
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Growing TMD Appoints Strategic New Hires at US Operation
TransMedia Dynamics (TMD), the leading provider of media asset management systems for digital and physical assets, has appointed two new strategic hires in its US operation in response to customer demand.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Apple ProRes™ formats for all Blackmagic Design Cameras
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.8.2 software which adds three new Apple ProRes™ file formats for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Camera 1.8.2 update is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Whitehouse Post and BBDO Explore the Power of Innovation for GE
News: Whitehouse Post and BBDO Explore the Power of Innovation for GEWhitehouse Post Editor James Dierx recently collaborated with MJZ Director Dante Ariola via BBDO New York for “What Would Happen,” a stunning new spot for GE.
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Shotgun Software Passes Bishop Fox Security Audit
Shotgun Software has reached an important milestone with the announcement that it recently passed a stringent security test by global secuirty auditing firm Bishop Fox. This marks Shotgun's ongoing investment in ensuring that its software meets the tight security requirements of its customers in film, television and games.
Shotgun Software, developer of cloud-based production tracking, review, and asset management software for film, TV and games (recently acquired by Autodesk), today announced that the Shotgun software application recently passed a full penetration test by global security auditing firm Bishop Fox. This positive assessment is a milestone marking Shotgun's ongoing investment in ensuring that its software meets the stringent requirements of the creative industry and that its clients can trust the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their intellectual property on the Shotgun platform.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for US$495
Blackmagic Design today announced an exciting Summer Special discount for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for the low price of US$495. With a normal recommended retail price of US$995, this Summer Special represents incredible value and is available for a limited time and will end on the 31st of August 2014. This Summer Special price is subject to limited availability, after which the price will return to the usual recommended retail price of US$995.
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Manhattan Edit Workshop Adds DaVinci Resolve 11 Workshops to its Stellar Lineup
Grade like a pro with the latest version of DaVinci Resolve; July workshops taught by ICA co-founder and instructor Warren Eagles
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has just announced new dates for DaVinci Resolve workshops, which will be taught by Warren Eagles, professional color grader and co-founder of the International Colorist Academy (ICA). Touted as the color grading system of choice for many of Hollywood's blockbuster production studios, DaVinci Resolve 11 was announced earlier this year to much excitement over its expanded set of editing features among many other upgrades.
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Sandblast Productions Brings Sound to the 2014 ESPYS
At the 2014 ESPYS tonight in Los Angeles, entertainment and sports celebrities will gather to celebrate the year’s major sports achievements. Sandblast Productions provided sound design and mixing services for nearly all the videos that will be shown at the awards ceremony to commemorate the most unforgettable sports moments and athletes of 2014.
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Gregory Bedross Joins Broadcast Pix as NY Regional Sales Manager
News: Gregory Bedross Joins Broadcast Pix as NY Regional Sales ManagerBroadcast Pix™ announced today Gregory Bedross, CTS, has joined the company as the New York regional sales manager, effective July 15. He will work directly with Broadcast Pix co-founder Russell Whittaker to expand sales in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.
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Sound Devices Goes On Expedition With Veteran Sound Mixer David Ruddick
News: Sound Devices Goes On Expedition With Veteran Sound Mixer David Ruddick633 Production Mixer and USBPre 2 Power Through in Even the Most Challenging Conditions
As an expedition-style-documentary sound mixer, David Ruddick has worked in some of Earth’s most extreme environments. From scorching heat to blistering cold, Ruddick knows the importance of having reliable gear on location. That’s why he’s made the Sound Devices 633 Production Mixer the backbone of his compact audio rig.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Production Sessions Feature Summer Blockbusters, Oscar Winner
SIGGRAPH 2014 will offer presentations on more than 15 of the biggest current and upcoming studio productions, including “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Gravity,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Production Sessions are hosted as part of the Computer Animation Festival and will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 11-14 August.
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Tarzan Swings into Action as Filming Begins on the New 3D Action Adventure
Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ new Tarzan 3D action adventure, starring Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood”) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
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Method Studios Names Esteemed Visual Effects Supervisor Marc Weigert As President
Appointment Comes as Method Continues Work on High-Profile Projects Including "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "The Maze Runner"
Method Studios, Deluxe's global visual effects company, has named industry professional Marc Weigert as its president.
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Deluxe To Serve As The First Mastering Facility For Dolby® Vision
Deluxe Dedicates Burbank Suite to Dolby Mastering Service
Deluxe, a global innovator offering comprehensive creative, media, distribution and asset-management solutions for media and entertainment, has been chosen by Dolby as the first facility offering state-of-the-art mastering for Dolby Vision.
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Advanced Systems Group Welcomes Dan Mcnamara To Lead Company Operations
News: Advanced Systems Group Welcomes Dan Mcnamara To Lead Company OperationsAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, audio and film integration firm, today announced Dan McNamara joined the company’s senior management team in April. He is responsible for streamlining processes and coordinating all aspects of ASG operations.
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Drone Videography with Paul Antico, Jos Stiglingh and more...
News: Drone Videography with Paul Antico, Jos Stiglingh and more...In this episode of Ben Consoli's Go Creative Show, the topic at hand covers Drone videography from all sides with four fantastic guests, starting with Jos Stiglingh, the creator of the mega-viral video “Fireworks filmed with a drone”. Chiming in next are two lawyers -- Matt Saunders, a copyright attorney who discusses the legality of drones and the copyright issues that go with it and Jonathan Rupprecht, an attorney, commercial pilot and unmanned aircraft consultant that discusses the current FAA regulations. And finally, Ben invites Paul Antico, film maker and drone enthusiast, to talk about how he captures, grades and edits footage shot with a Go Pro and the DJI Phantom.
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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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Alberto Belli Goes to Cannes
News: Alberto Belli Goes to CannesAccomplice Media director selected for Saatchi & Saatchi’s New Director’s Showcase and Shot’s Young Directors Awards.
Last month, Accomplice Media director Alberto Belli made his first trip to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Belli was one of 18 directors worldwide chosen to take part in Saatchi & Saatchi’s New Directors Showcase. He was selected on the basis of his hilarious viral film It’s Not Porn, It’s HBO, which has attracted nearly 5 million views on YouTube. Belli’s film was also nominated for a Young Directors Award, in a competition sponsored by Shots.
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Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, Salutes 2014 Emmy Nominees
News: Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, Salutes 2014 Emmy NomineesNew York facility provides post services for nominees “True Detective,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Vice,” “Years of Living Dangerously” and “67th Tony Awards.”
Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, provides post production services to five television programs nominated for 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards,"True Detective" (HBO), "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO), "Vice" (HBO), "Years of Living Dangerously" (Showtime) and "The 67th Annual Tony Awards" (CBS).
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Christian Calderon Joins Band Pro’s Burbank Sales Team
Christian Calderon has joined the Sales Team of Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. at their Burbank, CA headquarters.
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HēLō Signs Oscar-Nominated Director Jim Sheridan
News: HēLō Signs Oscar-Nominated Director Jim SheridanVenice, CA/NYC-based production hub HēLō has signed Irish director/writer/producer Jim Sheridan. Coming to HēLō from Moxie Pictures, the six-time Oscar nominated director has helmed numerous award-winning features, including "My Left Foot, In America and The Boxer." He has also directed spots for the likes of Cheerios, MasterCard and Weight Watchers, collaborating with such top agencies as Saatchi & Saatchi, Crispin Porter + Bogusky and McCann Erickson. In addition to being on the HēLō roster, he will also leverage his extensive creative and industry contacts to serve as a strategic consultant to help the company attract and retain top-notch talent across the directorial and experiential spectrum.
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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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Larry Jordan & Associates Launches Focused Education Program with Special Pricing and Services for Universities, Film Schools, Students
Renowned FCPX and Adobe Premiere Pro Trainer to Bring Professional Caliber Editing, Post Production Training to Students
Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc. announced today that they have launched a new educational initiative designed to make it easier for schools and students to invest in, and embrace professional-caliber post production training skills with industry-renowned expert trainer, Larry Jordan. With this announcement, Larry Jordan & Associates is launching a new educators pricing program for universities, schools and students that include special discounts on industry-leading training on popular post productions applications, including Apple Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro, as well as additional educational support materials.
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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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Summer’s Most Anticipated Films Graded with DaVinci Resolve
News: Summer’s Most Anticipated Films Graded with DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve was used to grade some of the summer’s most anticipated films. Post houses around the globe rely on DaVinci Resolve to help them deliver outstanding results, including Company 3 and Color Collective.
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TMD Adds More Partners, Providing More Choices at IBC 2014
TransMedia Dynamics, (TMD) a global leader in the design and implementation of media and collection management solutions continues to expand the capabilities of Mediaflex by integration with leading industry vendors, providing additional partnerships throughout the entire MAM workflow cycle.
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ArsenalFX Color Names Randy Starnes as Colorist; Starnes Had Been a Colorist with Sony Studios Colorworks Since 2012
News: ArsenalFX Color Names Randy Starnes as Colorist; Starnes Had Been a Colorist with Sony Studios Colorworks Since 2012ArsenalFX Color, a leading TV post house, and a sister company to ArsenalFX, welcomes Colorist Randy Starnes. The announcement was made today by ArsenalFX Color Co-Founders Mark Leiss and Larry Field.
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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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Scott Roth Contract as ADG Executive Director Extended Three Years To 2017
News: Scott Roth Contract as ADG Executive Director Extended Three Years To 2017Scott Roth, Executive Director of the Art Directors Guild (ADG/Local 800, IATSE), has been granted a three-year extension to his contract by the Guild's Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2015, it was announced by the ADG President, Mimi Gramatky.
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PhotonBeam 80 LED Floodlight to Feature at IBC
News: PhotonBeam 80 LED Floodlight to Feature at IBCThe “PhotonBeam 80 LED Floodlight”, the latest professional lighting fixture by UK specialists Photon Beard, will make its European debut at IBC 2014.
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Dwarf Labs Launches Dwarf Academy With Ex-Pixar Artist At Helm
In September, Dwarf Labs will establish Dwarf Academy with Minhyung Lee, ex-Pixar and PDI/DreamWorks, as Head of Training. The Goal is to Keep the Studio’s Professionals on their Toes, and to Develop the Next Generation of Recruits.
Dwarf Academy: An Innovative Training Department: At Dwarf Labs, our strongest assets are at once our proprietary lighting and rendering solutions, and the skill of the teams creating and using them. The world’s best sports clubs invest heavily into their training strategies and we’re launching the Academy for the same reasons - to hone skills and develop fresh talent in a long-term investment into the growth of the studio.
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ARRI CSC expands to Atlanta
ARRI CSC, the largest full service equipment rental group in the Unites States is pleased to announce the strategic expansion of its network with the opening of a camera rental facility in Atlanta, Georgia. The new operation, conveniently located for both studio and location productions, is open for business and will be fully operational from late summer 2014.
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UK Govt Backs Geomerics to Revolutionize the Movie Industry
News: UK Govt Backs Geomerics to Revolutionize the Movie IndustryGeomerics, an ARM® company, has won backing from the UK’s Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to bring its real-time graphics rendering techniques from the gaming world to the big screen. The award, worth £1million, will enable Geomerics and its partners to take a revolutionary step for filmmakers, allowing instant rendering of complex animation sequences, saving cost and production time.
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STATE Design Launches
News: STATE Design LaunchesPersonal Hands-On Attention Is The Driving Force Behind New LA-Based Design & Animation Studio
STATE Design, a boutique design and animation studio, has opened its doors in Santa Monica, California. Founded by Creative Director Marcel Ziul and Executive Producer Joe Nash, the studio had already embarked on an animated graphics package for the NFL Network's 2014 NFL Draft coverage, and an animated Brazilian-market spot for Ecological Corredor to coincide with the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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AlphaDogs "Movie Night" Interrupted By Mysterious Stranger
News: AlphaDogs "Movie Night" Interrupted By Mysterious StrangerWe’ve all heard the cliché “fix it in post” while working on a project, but what often is not given enough thought is who will fix it in post? Choosing the right post-production facility to finish your project is something every independent filmmaker should take into careful consideration before production even begins. Finding a trusted partner who can work with you from concept to finish and has a genuine interest in making sure your project looks and sounds its absolute best is key to getting your work noticed. Post is no longer “just post” and in today’s world not all post-production facilities are the same when it comes to the level of service offered to indie filmmakers.
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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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Video Devices PIX 260I Streamlines Multi-Campus Workflow for Bethlehem Baptist Church
News: Video Devices PIX 260I Streamlines Multi-Campus Workflow for Bethlehem Baptist ChurchWhen Bethlehem Baptist Church was looking for a reliable video/audio solution for recording and playback of weekly services among the house of worship’s multiple campuses, it turned to the PIX 260i Production Video Recorder from Video Devices, a new brand of Sound Devices that is dedicated to the company’s mission critical video products. The church utilizes five PIX 260i’s to ensure the highest quality video and audio when rebroadcasting sermons to the campuses.
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Blackmagic Design to Hold Live Seminars in Los Angeles and New York City
News: Blackmagic Design to Hold Live Seminars in Los Angeles and New York CityBlackmagic Design today announced it will host live seminars on July 24 in Los Angeles and August 13 in New York City, featuring hands on demonstrations of the company’s newly announced NAB 2014 products, including the new Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic Studio Camera product lines.
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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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DIVE’s New York Studio; Delivers Visual Effects for HBO’s New Drama Series “The Leftovers”
News: DIVE’s New York Studio; Delivers Visual Effects for HBO’s New Drama Series “The Leftovers”DIVE, the visual effects division of ShootersINC, is the exclusive VFX vendor working on all 10 episodes of the new, drama series “The Leftovers” on HBO. The company’s creative contributions include: set extension, character animation, seasonal modifications, weapons enhancement, digital make-up, 3D Effects work, and more. The series made its network premiere on Sunday, June 29th.
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Electric Pictures Restores Rare Motorcycle Media for Pipeline Digital Media’s “PENTON: The John Penton Story”
News: Electric Pictures Restores Rare Motorcycle Media for Pipeline Digital Media’s “PENTON: The John Penton Story”Orange County Post Specialist in Telecine Transfers
Electric Pictures recently provided telecine and film restoration services for "PENTON:The John Penton Story," a feature-length documentary about the American icon and motorcycling pioneer who revolutionized the motorcycle industry in the 1960s and ‘70s. The company transferred and restored dozens of hours of Super 8mm and 16mm film including rare racing and test footage, interviews and home movies, dating back more than 50 years.
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Curt Pair Puts Manios Digital & Film’s MD7 to the Test
News: Curt Pair Puts Manios Digital & Film’s MD7 to the TestVeteran Director of Photography Employs the New Low-Cost, High Resolution Monitor on Projects for the Golf Channel and Ford.
Manios Digital & Film’s Manios MD7 is a lightweight, 7-inch LED 1080p field monitor that combines an economical price—List is $440—with a feature set comparable to, and in some cases exceeding, monitors costing several times more. Introduced at NAB 2014, the device attracted considerable attention from users of DSLRs and other small cameras, and earned a spot in many “Best of…” lists from the show.
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Visual Music Rebrands With Focus On Unique Roster
News: Visual Music Rebrands With Focus On Unique RosterFrom Bear McCreary and John Swihart to Emerging Artists and Composers
For Tom Seufert it’s always been about finding his clients the perfect soundtrack. That single-minded passion and enthusiasm from the Creative Director of Visual Music is why the award-winning music boutique he founded some 16-years ago continues to thrive in a constantly shifting musical landscape.
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Bexel Scores with FIFA World Cup Games
With almost a third of the world’s population predicted to tune in to watch one or more of the FIFA World Cup soccer matches, the tournament has become one of the biggest international broadcasts of all time. So when the English speaking U.S. broadcast rights holder wanted to build temporary studio production facilities in Rio de Janeiro, they turned to Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions.
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White Mark Designs A New Foley Studio At Moscow's CineLab
News: White Mark Designs A New Foley Studio At Moscow's CineLabThis Unique Facility has Been Specifically Designed to Cater for Two Very Different Types of Workflow.
Studio design consultancy White Mark Ltd played an important role in creating a new Foley studio for Russia's state of the art film sound facility CineLab Ltd. Unashamedly designed to be the best in the world, CineLab's Foley studio is already attracting projects from both local and international clients.
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FilmLight Hires Industry Experts To Help Customers Implement Leading Workflow Solutions
News: FilmLight Hires Industry Experts To Help Customers Implement Leading Workflow SolutionsDaniele Siragusano and Ram Krishna Tripathi Provide Invaluable Customer Support and Expertise
FilmLight today announced that it has added two highly experienced figures from the world of post-production to its team. Daniele Siragusano and Ram Krishna Tripathi Samaveda will provide workflow information, consultancy and training to help customers of the Baselight grading environment implement the infrastructure best suited to their specific needs and requirements.
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South East Asia Travelogue Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
News: South East Asia Travelogue Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced that European cultural television channel arte has commissioned a new series of travel documentaries exploring the vibrant colors and cultures of the former Indochina region, shot exclusively on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.
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Paul Del Vecchio is a filmmaker with an independent spirit. When he had the chance to beta test Blackmagic's new firmware on the Cinema Camera while serving as director of photography on the indie film "Trent & Isabella," he found that the new debayer process became a huge asset to getting the raw-like images he wanted without the price of storage and processing. Less time and money spent there means more focus on the film's visual style which ranges from spaghetti western to film noir.
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Film projects are the most unsuccessfully funded of any Kickstarter category -- but producer and crowdfunding consultant Diana Ward Roark has worked on a number of campaigns for independent films that have exceeded their goals. She has the real-world advice you'll need to succeed, including where you can find backers, and how to engage them.
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The NASA IMAX Project with Cinematographer James NeihouseThe NASA IMAX Project with Cinematographer James Neihouse
James Neihouse, the large format cinematographer renowned for his work on projects from shuttle launches to volcanic eruptions, and newly-minted Academy member, finds himself working around the globe, literally, shooting the IMAX 3D film, Earth 2.0 (working title) co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures and NASA. In this feature, Neihouse reflects on experiences working with astronauts, race cars, and rocket launches, and how important choosing the best equipment is in extreme production.
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Saturday Night Live's film unit produces a pre-taped segment for every live show, with nearly all of production and post happening within a 48 hour period. Director of Photography Alex Buono and editor Adam Epstein rely heavily on communication, improvisational filmmaking skills and the flexibility of their toolset -- including Adobe Creative Cloud -- to hit their deadlines and bring film spots to air each Saturday night.
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Sometimes it might seem that colorists are all about stylized treatments and extreme color correction, but Aidan Stanford's work on season five of Modern Family is all about maintaining realism and hiding all the tricks in the background. Making the jump from film color timing into digital hasn't been easy, but Aidan has found a way to utilize his film skills in the digital world, turning around episodes in a day using his favorite tools in DaVinci Resolve.
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Video production company wins clients with outstanding time-lapse photography and videos developed using Adobe Creative Cloud Over the course of 12 years, Drew Geraci’s has gone from being a photographer’s mate on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier to a sought-after time-lapse photographer and videographer. After leaving the U.S. Navy, Geraci...
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“The whole female subject matter, female sexuality in an Irish film is untried territory… but that’s exciting to me to do something new,” says actor and playwright Laoisa Sexton of her debut play For Love. The play was staged off-Broadway by the Irish Repertory Theater in 2013. Laoisa (pronounced Lee-sha)...
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