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COLORFRONT TRANSKODER 2014 Goes 8K
News: COLORFRONT TRANSKODER 2014 Goes 8K
Showcase for industry-first, real-time 60FPS 8K & S3D 4K system
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, today broke performance barriers with the announcement of Colorfront Transkoder 2014, the automated, standalone system for high-quality digital file conversion, now featuring ground-breaking real-time 8K and 3D4K capabilities.
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Encore Names Andy Gizzarelli VP, Head of Production
News: Encore Names Andy Gizzarelli VP, Head of ProductionPost production and visual effects company Encore has hired Andy Gizzarelli as Vice President, Head of Production for its Los Angeles office. Gizzarelli will oversee Encore Hollywood’s team of post production supervisors, in addition to producing shows in-house – starting with the third season of Netflix’s “House of Cards” in 4K.
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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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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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PALO ALTO Creative Team Collaborates with FotoKem on DI
News: PALO ALTO Creative Team Collaborates with FotoKem on DIFotoKem recently completed the digital intermediate and post production services for the indie film Palo Alto. Working with director/screenwriter Gia Coppola and cinematographer Autumn Durald, FotoKem colorist Alastor Arnold fine-tuned the natural look created in camera to ensure the filmmakers’ vision for this teen tale is reflected on the big screen.
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Digital Asset Symposium Where Multi-Industry Experts Look At The Lifecycle Of Assets From Production Through Rights Management
What: The Annual Digital Asset Symposium (DAS). DAS will address the full life cycle of the media asset – from content creation to rights management to assuring asset preservation – with speakers and case studies addressing what works in the real world.  Each part of the life cycle impacts the next and DAS is the only place where everyone is part of the conversation – content creators, post-production, systems designers, archives, asset managers – where commercial meets nonprofit and corporate meets public.
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Qube Cinema Enables Historic Screening of Digitally Restored "Oklahoma!"
News: Qube Cinema Enables Historic Screening of Digitally Restored "Oklahoma!"4K HFR Version of Classic Film Premieres Opening Night of TCM Film Festival
Qube Cinema participated in a landmark screening of the restored and digitally mastered "Oklahoma!" at the TCM Classic Film Festival on April 10 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Attendees, including "Oklahoma!" lead Shirley Jones, were treated to a 4K high frame rate (HFR) premiere of the classic musical projected onto the large screen by a 4K projector containing the Qube 4K Xi integrated media block (IMB) and relying on a high bitrate DCP streamed by the Qube XP-I server. This historic screening of the 1955 Todd-AO classic is the first time a high bitrate and HFR DCP has been created and exhibited as part of the restoration of a feature film classic.
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Margarita Mix Talent Honored with Telly Awards
News: Margarita Mix Talent Honored with Telly AwardsJeff Levy and Paul Hurtubise Win for NFL Network’s “Leon Sandcastle” and Honda’s “Project Drive-In”
Mixers Jeff Levy and Paul Hurtubise of Margarita Mix, a FotoKem company specializing in audio post services for commercials and advertising media, have each won a 2014 Telly Award in the Best Sound category of the 35th annual competition. Levy earned a Silver Telly, the highest honor, for his work on “Leon Sandcastle” for NFL Network. Hurtubise won a Bronze Telly for Honda’s “Project Drive-In.”
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Margarita Mix Gets in the Game with Kia for Super Bowl Spot
News: Margarita Mix Gets in the Game with Kia for Super Bowl SpotMargarita Mix, a FotoKem company specializing in audio post for commercials and advertising media, contributed expert sound services to Kia’s “The Truth,” which ran prior to and during Super Bowl XLVIII.
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There Is An “Afterlife”: Cinelicious Lends Color & High Resolution Scanning To Arcade Fire’s New 35mm & 65mm Film Directed by Emily Kai Bock
News: There Is An “Afterlife”: Cinelicious Lends Color & High Resolution Scanning To Arcade Fire’s New 35mm & 65mm Film Directed by Emily Kai BockFor Arcade Fire’s new release the Montreal band commissioned "Afterlife," a film directed by Emily Kai Bock and produced by The Creators Project (a partnership between Intel and VICE). The film is a captivating seven-minute plus journey through nightmares, lost lovers, and familial bonds and has been touted by Huffington Post as more captivating than many of this year’s feature films. The dreamy, moody and captivating film was shot on 65mm and 35mm by DP Evan Prosofsky and Cinelicious proudly contributed to this unique cinematic force by providing film scanning, color services and 4k mastering.
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SMPTE Announces Leadership for Key 2014 Events
Planning Begins for 2014 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema, SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, and Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age Conference
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 individuals who will lead program organization and execution for the 2014 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC), SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, and Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference.
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SMPTE Announces New Officers and Governors Elected to Serve in 2014 and 2015
Key SMPTE Leadership Posts Reflect Growth of Society Worldwide
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 organization has elected new officers and governors, who will take office on Jan. 1, 2014.
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Major Broadcasters And Productions Reap Time And Money Savings With Cinedeck Tapeless Workflows
News: Major Broadcasters And Productions Reap Time And Money Savings With Cinedeck Tapeless WorkflowsIBC 2013, Hall 10F.39 – Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, has revealed how major broadcasters, production companies, rental facilities and Hollywood post houses, are reaping significant productivity rewards, saving precious time and money, after implementing Cinedeck recorders in place of traditional tapedecks across episodic TV, live and mobile OB productions.
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2013 HPA Awards Announce Craft Category Nominees and Special Award Winners Judges Award for Creativity & Innovation and Engineering Excellence Winners Revealed
Today in a special on-line press event, the Hollywood Post Alliance(r) - the trade association for the post production community - announced the nominees for the craft categories of the 8th Annual HPA Awards and winners of several special awards. The HPA Awards honor excellence in post production and bring recognition to the achievements of individuals and companies who are engaged in significant and revolutionary work in post production. The HPA Awards will take place on the evening of November 7th, 2013 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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Pacific Post Unveils New Location
News: Pacific Post Unveils New LocationNew Facility in North Hollywood Significantly Expands Company Footprint, Team and Services
Pacific Post, a leading provider of Avid rental equipment and editorial space for the film and television industry, will open the doors of its new North Hollywood facility this week, adding to the company’s well-established Hollywood presence with more space, services and capabilities.
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SMPTE to Present at SET 2013 Conference
WHEN: Aug. 19 at 3 p.m. EDT
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Margarita Mix Hollywood Adds Color Finishing to Become a One-Stop Shop
News: Margarita Mix Hollywood Adds Color Finishing to Become a One-Stop ShopMargarita Mix Hollywood, a FotoKem company that has been providing award-winning audio post services to the entertainment and advertising industries for 34 years, has developed a unique post production finishing workflow that includes the addition of two color suites and an upgraded hub for media management. The expansion and inventive new process enable content creators to complete audio and video work simultaneously at a single facility, adding speed and cost efficiencies to the workflow.
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Cinedeck 4.2 Software Upgrade Takes Tape Out Of The Loop
News: Cinedeck 4.2 Software Upgrade Takes Tape Out Of The LoopPowerful playlisting features and RS-422 deck controls support Cinedeck recorders as cost-effective tapedeck replacements in editorial and post operations
Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for motion picture and broadcast production, will ship a powerful new v4.2 software release on July 1st 2013 that enables its dual-channel RX and quad-channel MX file-based recorders to cost-effectively replace traditional tapedecks in everyday editorial and post production operations. Headline features include Playlisting, RS-422 deck control, LUT shaders, Segment Record, H.264 streaming, plus enhanced Audio options, Burn-ins and Closed Caption recording. This new release will also unleash an array of additional features, including ARRIRAW recording and 3D stereo modes, which further advance the versatility of Cinedeck recorders in digital cinema and broadcast workflows.
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SMPTE Extends Call for Papers Deadline for SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition; Announces Preconference Symposium on Oct. 21
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has extended the call for papers deadline to July 19 for the prestigious SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Oct. 22-24 in Hollywood, Calif. In addition, SMPTE has scheduled its preconference symposium for Oct. 21 with the topic "Next-Gen Image Formats: More, Better, or Faster Pixels?"
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Nathan Dubin and Jeff Levy of Margarita Mix Win Telly Awards
Mixers Nathan Dubin and Jeff Levy of Margarita Mix, a FotoKem company specializing in audio post services for commercials and advertising media, have each won a 2013 Telly Award in the Sound/Sound Design category of the 34th annual competition. Dubin earned a Silver Telly for his work on Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights “Gates” spot for David & Goliath. Levy took the Bronze Telly for G-Net’s “Borderlands 2.”
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FotoKem Panel at Cine Gear Will Explore Array of Collaborations from Production Through Post With Leading Cinematographers
Expo Recognizes Company for 50 Years of Innovation
In today’s sometimes complex content creation pathway, there are more choices than ever for handling the imaging chain from on set to final deliverables. At Cine Gear Expo on May 31 at 4:15pm in Screening Room #5, cinematographers John Bailey, ASC (The Way, Way Back) and Peter Levy, ASC, ACS (House of Lies)* will discuss their different but successful pathways to image creation and control from production through post. The conversation will be moderated by well-known industry writer and Creative COW editor Debra Kaufman.
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FotoKem Restores "Hello, Dolly!" For 20th Century Fox Blu-ray Release
News: FotoKem Restores "Hello, Dolly!" For 20th Century Fox Blu-ray ReleaseFotoKem completed the digital restoration of "Hello, Dolly!", returning the 1969 film adaptation of the beloved musical, directed by Gene Kelly and starring Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau, to its original glory. Under the supervision of 20th Century Fox’s Barbara Crandall, the movie was remastered in 4K for the April 2 Blu-ray release. FotoKem also created a new 70mm print and a new 65mm intermediate positive (IP) for the studio for archival purposes.
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MTI Film Hires Jim Hannafin to Lead Restoration Business
News: MTI Film Hires Jim Hannafin to Lead Restoration BusinessPost-production veteran sees great potential for growing preservation and restoration business worldwide.
MTI Film has appointed Jim Hannafin as Senior Vice President for Business Development. Hannafin, who arrives with more than 25 years of senior level experience in post-production, will focus on growing the company’s film preservation and restoration business, domestically and globally. MTI Film is one of the world’s leading independent providers of film restoration tools and services, with recent projects including a 4K restoration of Lawrence of Arabia for Sony Pictures.
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FotoKem Adds the Power of Mistika to DI Suites
News: FotoKem Adds the Power of Mistika to DI SuitesFotoKem, a leading post production resource for the worldwide creative community, has added two Mistika 4K systems in their Burbank facility, bolstering their end-to-end services. The Mistika systems will share an SGO configured SAN, supporting FotoKem’s high frame rate, 3D and digital intermediate/colour services. The installation fosters FotoKem’s 50 years of focus on their clients’ needs through investing in technologically advanced tools and solutions to expertly guide film-makers through the entire process from production to post.
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Roman Coppola’s ‘A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III’ Colored on DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design today announced that American Zoetrope, a San Francisco based production and post house, and SPY, a FotoKem company based in San Francisco and specializing in visual effects, used DaVinci Resolve Lite and DaVinci Resolve, respectively, for color grading on Roman Coppola’s latest film, “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III.”
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FotoKem and SPY Combine Talent and Services on Sundance Winner Fruitvale
News: FotoKem and SPY Combine Talent and Services on Sundance Winner FruitvaleFotoKem and SPY (a FotoKem company) combined in-house talent and key post-production services for the Sundance winning film Fruitvale, written and directed by Ryan Coogler with cinematography by Rachel Morrison. The film won the festival’s coveted Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for a drama, and was acquired by The Weinstein Company soon after its premiere screening.
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FotoKem Automates nextLAB Integration with PIX System
News: FotoKem Automates nextLAB Integration with PIX SystemImproved Process Powers “House of Cards” Dailies
The latest version of FotoKem’s award-winning nextLAB™ software for advanced media management now automates the transfer of dailies to PIX System’s industry-leading digital collaboration service. nextLAB transcodes the source media files, and immediately uploads the material and over 60 fields of searchable metadata per take directly into PIX. This strategic relationship increases the efficiency of a dailies workflow, and makes it easier for productions to securely access and leverage not just their media, but all the associated production data.
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Margarita Mix’s Jimmy Hite Wins HPA Award
News: Margarita Mix’s Jimmy Hite Wins HPA AwardJimmy Hite, Chief Sound Engineer for Margarita Mix, won the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) Award for Outstanding Sound in a Commercial for the Nissan Leaf spot, “Gas Powered Everything.” Hite’s work on the commercial included a 5.1 surround sound mix. He was also recognized earlier this year with a Bronze Telly Award for the same spot.
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Award-winning Mixer Paul Hurtubise Joins Margarita Mix
News: Award-winning Mixer Paul Hurtubise Joins Margarita MixMargarita Mix, a FotoKem company specializing in audio post services for commercials and advertising media, has added sound mixer Paul Hurtubise to its talent roster. The highly regarded sound designer/mixer and music composer has been contributing his art and craft to the industry since 1996. His work includes numerous Super Bowl spots throughout his career, and he has earned CLIO and Telly Awards, among other accolades.
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The Hollywood Post Alliance Sales Career Resource Group Presents On-Set Dailies: WTF? Part 2
Experts Expand the Conversation on October 10th
On October 10, The Hollywood Post Alliance® Sales Career Resource Group (SCRG) will present On-Set Dailies: WTF? Part 2. In July, On-Set Dailies: WTF (What's the Flow) was the best-attended SCRG luncheon ever, digging into the workflow conundrum and solutions facing networks, creatives and studios. The lively and sometimes controversial conversation continues with On-Set Dailies: WTF? Part 2 and will also focus on where the flow is headed. While Part 1 asked the question, "What's the Flow?" Part 2 asks, "What's the Future?"
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FotoKem Serves The Master’s 65mm with Large Format Expertise
News: FotoKem Serves The Master’s 65mm with Large Format ExpertiseFacility Uniquely Positioned to Support the Director’s Vision
FotoKem provided all the large format and finishing services for Paul Thomas Anderson’s lauded film, The Master, which opened nationally on September 21. One of the most anticipated dramatic features of 2012, The Master has received critical acclaim and film festival honors, including a Silver Lion at the recent Venice Film Festival, and broke a box office record for per-theater-average its first weekend in limited release. Produced by Annapurna Pictures, the film is being distributed by The Weinstein Company.
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Faith Hill Belts Out A New Anthem For “Sunday Night Football” With Bodega, SPY and NBC
News: Faith Hill Belts Out A New Anthem For “Sunday Night Football” With Bodega, SPY and NBCNew York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega, SPY and director Jonathan Keeton team up with NBC Sports Group and NBC Sports’ creative/co-director Tripp Dixon to deliver full-throttle football excitement in the new 1:40 game opener for NBC's Sunday Night Football, the No. 1 show on primetime television. Featuring Faith Hill and NFL stars including New York Giants quarterback and Super Bowl XLVI MVP Eli Manning, the piece marks the first spot for editor Alan Chimenti out of his new east coast roost, Bodega's sister company Northern Lights. The opener debuted prior to the opening Sunday Night Football game of the season on September 9th, and will air throughout this season and next.
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KMP Adds Respected Colorist Ted Brady
Expanding Talent Roster Supports Growing Facility
Keep Me Posted (KMP), a FotoKem company specializing in the finishing of episodic television, promos, commercials and trailers, has announced that colorist Ted Brady has joined its in-house talent roster. Brady brings nearly three decades of experience working with renowned creatives in the broadcast and film industries. He will begin work immediately on several of KMP’s television shows.
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Pacific Post To Package FotoKem’s nextLAB® with Avid Systems
Pacific Post, a leading provider of Avid rental equipment and editorial space in Hollywood for the film and television industry, will integrate FotoKem’s award-winning nextLAB® software into their editorial offerings. The agreement allows Pacific Post to offer FotoKem’s nextLAB® dailies and data management software solution with Avid editorial systems.
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Veteran VFX Supervisor Peter Vazquez Joins KMP
News: Veteran VFX Supervisor Peter Vazquez Joins KMPFacility Strengthens One-Stop Shop Offerings with Expanded VFX for TV Services
Keep Me Posted (KMP), a FotoKem company, has appointed veteran VFX Supervisor Peter Vazquez to spearhead the expansion of the company’s visual effects services. Vazquez’s experience in visual effects cinematography and supervision includes work for television, commercials, features, main titles and themed entertainment. In his new role,Vazquez will oversee the VFX pipeline and deliverables, extending KMP’s one-stop shop services.
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Filmworkers Puts FotoKem’s nextLAB® in the House
Software Powers Workflow for Respected Midwest Facility
FotoKem’s nextLAB®, a powerful end-to-end software solution for file-based film and television productions, has been put into service at Chicago’s Filmworkers Club, where it will be used on certain projects to help manage input from camera dailies, through the color pipeline, to delivery. Filmworkers Club is a highly respected facility, providing post production for spots, shorts, features, and television in the Midwest. The software platform was installed in the facility in March.
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FotoKem's File-based Dailies Software Offers Unparalleled Functionality in Post Production Pipelines
FotoKem has unveiled the newest version of its nextLAB software and on-set system. Designed and developed in house by FotoKem's software development team, nextLAB v3.0 can manage digital camera files and metadata, supporting ARRI Alexa and Sony F65 in their native raw formats, RED Epic and Scarlet, Silicon Imaging, and the Canon DSLRs and EOS lines. nextLAB v3.0 also incorporates the Academy Color Encoding Specifications (ACES) architecture, an increasingly important capability for filmmakers. The development of nextLAB and its ongoing advancements are products of the company's technology teams, backed by five decades of experience in the post production industry.
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FotoKem’s nextLAB Puts Solid Workflow Into Place for Canon Cinema EOS C500/C500 PL Debut
“Man & Beast” Premieres at NAB with Start to Finish Support from nextLAB
FotoKem’s nextLAB, a powerful end-to-end software solution for film and television productions using file-based workflows, played a pivotal role in the production of demonstration footage to support the development announcement of the Canon Cinema EOS C500 and the Cinema EOS C500 PL for use with EF-mount and PL-mount lenses respectively. Both upcoming cameras will be capable of originating 4K (4096 x 2160-pixel) resolution digital motion imagery with uncompressed RAW output for external recording.
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Veteran Color Scientist Joseph Slomka Joins FotoKem
Noted expert to shepherd advances in imaging strategies
FotoKem has appointed Joseph Slomka as VP and Principal Color Scientist for the company’s digital post-production and creative picture services. Slomka will spearhead the execution of color science, management, and best practices for FotoKem’s extensive picture production chain, from location services to distribution masters. Before joining the FotoKem team, Slomka served for 6 years as Color Scientist of Sony Pictures Imageworks, managing the color pipeline for over 30 major studio pictures in addition to multiple facility projects.
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Fotokem Budapest Uses Baselight for Near-Set Grading of "In the Land of Blood and Honey"
News: Fotokem Budapest Uses Baselight for Near-Set Grading of "In the Land of Blood and Honey"Fotokem Budapest recently used FilmLight's Baselight colour grading system to perform near-set colour grading for In the Land of Blood and Honey, Angelina Jolie's new film on the Bosnian War.
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Spy Opens Doors On New Creative Studio In Santa Monica
News: Spy Opens Doors On New Creative Studio In Santa MonicaEmmy Award-winning Artist Scott Rader Joins Team
SPY, a FotoKem company offering creative finishing services for commercials and feature films, has opened a new studio in Santa Monica, Calif. SPY: LA extends the capabilities of its main facility in San Francisco, and will specialize in VFX based commercial productions. SPY: LA began work in December on a number of visually compelling spots for such clients as UPS, Asics, THQ/UFC, Hillshire Farm and Canon. The new West Coast locale is within FotoKem's award-winning sound studio Margarita Mix.
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Visual Effects Society (VES) Announces Nominees For 10th Annual VES Awards
“Tintin” leads with most feature nominations; “Boardwalk Empire” for broadcast
The Visual Effects Society (VES) today announced the nominees for its 10th Annual VES Awards ceremony recognizing outstanding visual effects artistry in 23 categories of film, animation, television, commercials, special venues and video games. Nominees were chosen Saturday, January 7 by distinguished panels of VES members who viewed submissions at the FotoKem screening facilities in Burbank and New York, FotoKem’s Spy in San Francisco, and other facilities in London, Sydney, Vancouver and Wellington, NZ.
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20th Century Fox purchases Pablo PA for 'Chronicle'
Quantel's software assist station delivers speed, efficiency and quality for major 2012 movie
20th Century Fox has purchased Quantel's Pablo PA conform, preparation and workflow software and put it into immediate service on the post production of the ARRI Alexa-shot movie 'Chronicle', slated for release on 3rd February 2012. Executive Producer James Dodson reports that Pablo PA has helped him to address three big issues - "speed, efficiency and quality".
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FotoKem Expands nextLAB to Louisiana
Incentive-fueled regional productions supported with office in New Orleans
FotoKem has opened a satellite office in New Orleans, Louisiana, to support local productions and provide quick deployment of its award-winning nextLAB services and expertise. The new downtown location near the French Quarter provides a range of industry post production services and support with an infrastructure for file-based dailies, file delivery services and offline editorial systems. FotoKem is currently working with multiple television productions and feature films in the region.
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SPY Creates Integrated Visual Effects and DI Pipeline for "Twixt"
News: SPY Creates Integrated Visual Effects and DI Pipeline for "Twixt"Facility Also Executed 3D Conversion for Coppola’s Mixed-Media Movie Experience
SPY, a FotoKem company offering visual effects and post services in the Bay Area, recently contributed hundreds of visual effects shots, the digital intermediate, and 3D conversion services to Francis Ford Coppola’s latest feature film, "Twixt", which recently screened at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival. SPY’s contribution broke new ground in a number of ways, including an unprecedented integration of visual effects and color grading in the conception and design of ghost effects that play an important role in the film.
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Hollywood Post Alliance Debuts The Reference Monitor Symposium
"Oh Say Can You See" Offers Clear Insights of the Present and Future of Reference Monitors
The Hollywood Post Alliance®, the trade association which serves the professional post production community, has announced that the HPA® Reference Monitor Symposium is set for October 1st, 2011 at The Walt Disney Studios.
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Leading LA Post Houses & Studios Choose Cache-A Archive Appliances To Safeguard Content
Faced with preserving and protecting the massive amounts of data they generate daily, many leading Los Angeles post houses are increasingly choosing Cache-A’s archive appliances. Cache-A’s complete product line – including the Pro-Cache5 and the new Prime-Cache5 – is designed to meet the needs of digital media professionals for safe, reliable and cost-effective content archiving, access and interchange.
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FotoKem's Keep Me Posted Adds Third Nucoda Film Master to its Lineup
Nucoda Supports Integrated Avid and Color Pipeline For Post Facility
Image Systems, formerly Digital Vision, has announced that Keep Me Posted (KMP), a FotoKem company, has expanded its commitment to the Nucoda Film Master in the facility, with the purchase of a third system. The need for an additional system is in response to growth in the television and promo business at KMP.
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AJA FS2 Dual Channel Universal Frame Synchronizer/Format Converter is Now Available
AJA Video Systems is now shipping FS2, its new universal frame synchronizer and format converter with two completely independent channels that support virtually any input or output. FS2 can be used as two separate frame synchronizers/converters, or channels can be combined in a variety of ways — all within a single, compact 1RU form factor — to support a wide range of workflows.
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Fletcher Camera to Represent FotoKem's nextLAB in Midwest
FotoKem, an innovative, global post production leader for the creative community, has announced that its award-winning nextLAB system is now being represented in the Midwest region by Fletcher Camera & Lenses with offices in Chicago and Detroit.
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NVIDIA Revs Up SPY’s VFX Engines for “Priest”
In the post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller “Priest” from Screen Gems, a warrior man of the cloth ventures out from hiding when his niece is kidnapped by a pack of murderous vampires. Directed by Scott Charles Stewart from the graphic novel of the same name, “Priest” was released in 2D and stereoscopic 3D, and premiered on May 13th.
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Over 150 Industry Professionals Attend First Annual 3D Advertising Summit At Kerner Studios In San Rafael, Ca
News: Over 150 Industry Professionals Attend  First Annual 3D Advertising Summit At Kerner Studios In San Rafael, CaThere was nothing “unlucky” about Kerner Studios First Annual 3D Advertising Summit which was held on Friday the 13th. Over 150 industry professionals turned out to hear all about the impact of 3D on commercial production from some of the most experienced practitioners in the business.
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Hollywood Post Alliance to Host Wednesday Post Pit
The Hollywood Post Alliance®, the premier trade organization of the post production industry and sponsor of the annual HPA Tech Retreat® and HPA Awards®, will host the NAB Post Pit at NAB 2011 in Las Vegas.
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HPA Award Winners, “Best of Tech Retreat” Set For NAB Post Pit
The Hollywood Post Alliance takes Center Stage Wednesday, April 13th, Announces 2011 Call for Entries
Winners of special honors from the 2010 Hollywood Post Alliance® Awards, and highlights from the HPA's renowned Tech Retreat, will be featured in NAB's Post Pit on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. The HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production, the Engineering Excellence Award and "Best of Tech Retreat" winners will all be featured from 10:00am to 4:00pm, at the Post Pit in the South Hall, booth number SL12205.
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Advanced Systems Group And Dolby Laboratories Address 3D Workflow Issues At Conference
In conjunction with Dolby Laboratories, Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, presented “3D Workflow 2010” last week at the Dolby Theater in San Francisco. The free daylong event included several conference sessions that addressed a variety of 3D production issues from acquisition to delivery.
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Schel Kuehnert to Lead Sales for Digital Vision Americas
News: Schel Kuehnert to Lead Sales for Digital Vision AmericasSenior Executive Joins Digital Vision in Expansion of Operations
Digital Vision, the leading supplier of color grading, finishing, mastering and restoration solutions for the broadcast, film, and commercial industries, has announced that respected technical sales expert Schel Kuehnert has come onboard to manage Digital Vision's growing U.S. presence.
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Hollywood Post Alliance® Awards Gain NAB Show Sponsorship
NAB Show Sponsors Engineering Excellence Category in Industry Award Show
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced today that the NAB Show has come on board as sponsor of the HPA® Engineering Excellence Award category in the HPA Awards.
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2010 Hollywood Post Alliance Awards Opens Ticket Sales
A Night to Celebrate Post Production On November 11th
The Hollywood Post Alliance® has announced that tickets are now available for the 2010 HPA Awards. The HPA Awards recognize the achievements of those individuals working with ingenuity and creativity behind the scenes creating motion pictures, commercials and television.
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Keep Me Posted installs Quantel Pablo 4K System
Leading LA Postproduction company chooses Quantel for workflow, speed and adaptability
Postproduction company Keep Me Posted (KMP), a division of FotoKem, has installed a new Quantel Pablo 4K system for color grading and finishing. The new system is also capable of stereoscopic 3D work.
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FotoKem Selects Baselight for New Post Production Facility in Budapest
FilmLight today announced that FotoKem has installed Baselight EIGHT and Baselight HD colour grading systems at its newly-built post production facility in Budapest. The systems will anchor two Digital Intermediate theatres with Baselight Eight used for 2K/4K grading of conventional and stereoscopic films.
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FotoKem's Keep Me Posted Puts Nucoda Film Masters Into Fully Integrated Post Pipeline
Digital Vision Becomes a Critical Piece of Avid Integrated Workflow for Television Episodics with Two Film Masters
Digital Vision, provider of powerful image enhancement, color correction and restoration systems for a wide spectrum of content, announced today that FotoKem's Keep Me Posted (KMP) has expanded their commitment to them with a hardware, storage, and software upgrade to their existing Film Master.
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Just Months After Launching Smoke For Mac OS X, Autodesk Sees Enthusiastic Response
Autodesk Smoke All-in-One Editorial Finishing and Powerful 3D Visual Effects Software Shows Widespread Adoption
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) has seen widespread adoption of Autodesk Smoke software for Mac OS X, an all-in-one editorial finishing solution for Mac-based creative workflows. Smoke for Mac OS X launched on December 15, 2009, and since then, customers have used the software's comprehensive creative toolset for dozens of film and television projects. In just three months, the 30-day trial has been downloaded by thousands of artists worldwide.
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FotoKem Purchases ARRI Relativity Software
FotoKem, a leading full-service motion picture post production house, has recently added the powerful Relativity software suite to their arsenal of existing ARRI Digital Intermediate Systems products including the ARRILASER and ARRISCAN systems.
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DCS Event to explore tapeless workflow at the motion picture lab
Attendees will get up-close look at FotoKem’s new specialty division nextLAB
The Digital Cinema Society (DCS), an international nonprofit educational cooperative invites the professional production community to a meeting exploring tapeless workflow at the motion picture lab. The meeting will take place on Saturday, December 5, from 10:00 AM until Noon, at FotoKem in Burbank.
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Can Communicate undertakes all the Stereo3D for Channel 4's 3D week on Quantel Pablo
Four new one hour programs produced from scratch and three movies processed in just three weeks with Quantel Stereo3D technology
London-based Can Communicate is nearing completion of a challenging Stereo3D project for the UK's Channel 4 Television. The project involves the complete production of four one hour Stereo3D programs, and also the processing of three full length Stereo3D movies.
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Celco Introduces FirestormEX Film Recorder at IBC 2009
Ultimate solution for low-cost, high-speed, high-resolution digital film transfers
CELCO is introducing at IBC2009 the FireStorm EX, a new entry level Motion Picture Digital Film Recorder to complement the latest in its highly successful line of Firestorm Digital Motion Picture Recorders, and announced its immediate availability.
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Spy Post purchases Pablo 4K color correction system
San Francisco post house launches new Visual Effects unit with Quantel technology
Spy Post, the San Francisco post house known for its work in commercials and feature film post production, has purchased a Quantel Pablo 4K non-linear color correction system. The Pablo is equipped with a full raft of Quantel’s MME acceleration technology as well as Quantel’s Stereo 3D toolset.
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ARRI Relativity Advances Creative Choices in Post, Richard Antley Joins as Director of Sales
ARRI continues its tradition of developing technologies to expand creative options for the filmmaker with Relativity™, a powerful new suite of software tools offering unprecedented control of texture and time using sophisticated motion estimation techniques.
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Quantel Wins HPA Engineering Excellence Award for Stereoscopic 3D Technology
Quantel has won a 2008 Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering Excellence Award for its Pablo Stereoscopic 3D system. The HPA Engineering Excellence Awards honor outstanding new technologies representing a significant step forward for the post production industry.
published 6 years ago   read more
Avid DS 10 Speeds Creative Hi-Res Online Process
Integrated solution enables facilities to enhance creativity, turn projects around quicker and complete entire post process in one system
Avid Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVID) today launched Avid® DS version 10: a solution designed to save customers time and money by offering professional editing, compositing, keying, image retouching, paint and graphics capabilities in one application.
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Leading Post Production Facilities Save Customers Time and Money Finishing High Profile Projects on Avid DS Nitris Systems
"Law and Order", "Black Gold" and "Deadliest Catch" among productions using Avid DS Nitris systems on multi-format, multi-resolution projects
Avid Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that a majority of today’s popular film, television and commercial projects such as 2008 Cannes award-winning Three Monkeys, Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, NBC’s Law and Order, truTV’s Black Gold and ESPN’s E:60, are finished on Avid® DS Nitris® systems.
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CELCO Showcases Firestorm 4K Film Recorder @ NAB 2008
Ultimate solution for low-cost, high-speed, high-resolution digital film transfers
CELCO is showcasing at NAB2008 the new Firestorm 4K, the latest in its highly successful line of Firestorm Digital Motion Picture Recorders, and announced its immediate availability. The Firestorm 4K is ideal for HD, 2K, and 4K acquired productions, digital intermediates (DI), digital trailers, tape-to-film transfers, archive-to-film, and digital film restoration.
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News:Digital Vision to Receive Emmy Engineering Award
for DVNR & DVO Picture Enhancement Systems
Digital Vision, the premier supplier of picture enhancement equipment for film and television post-production, announced today that the company will receive a 2007 Primetime Emmy® Engineering award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for its DVNR and DVO image processing systems.
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News: FotoKem Produces Movie Masters for New Line with FOR-A Dual-Link Switcher
FotoKem, a full service motion picture post production facility, recently purchased FOR-A’s HVS-Dual Link switcher. The Burbank -based company, works extensively with New Line Cinema creating movie masters, director’s cut DVDs and television versions of their feature films.
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News: FotoKem Speeds DI Workflow with Nucoda
Digital Vision, a leading developer of advanced digital media applications specialising in film and video solutions, has today announced that FotoKem, one of the largest postproduction facilities in the US, has added Nucoda Film Master to the powerful arsenal of tools in its Digital Film Services Division.
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News: FilmLight To Launch Northlight 2 and Show Unique 4K Scanning and Grading Colour Managed Workflow At NAB 2006
FilmLight, a leading provider of digital filmmaking technology, announced today that at NAB 2006 it will exhibit the most comprehensive end to end scanning and grading workflows in the industry ranging from 4K to SD. Technology innovations include the launch of Northlight 2, real-time 4K grading on Baselight Eight and new Truelight capabilities responding to demands from high end film makers.
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News: Sapphire Brings Finesse to FotoKem
FotoKem, the premier independently owned film & video postproduction facility based in Burbank, CA., has been providing services to the Hollywood community for more than 40 years.
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News: Leading Postproduction Facilities Invest in Avid Symphony Nitris
Company sees early momentum for new HD and SD editing and finishing system
Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that more than 45 leading postproduction facilities and rental houses - including AlphaDogs, Inc.; A&A Post; Chainsaw; Editional Effects; FotoKem; Matchframe; Phase Three; Runway, Inc.; Towers Productions; and Wexler Video - have purchased the Avid® Symphony™ Nitris® system. Avid's newest nonlinear editing and finishing solution for HD and SD production begins shipping today - and is available through the company's worldwide reseller channel.
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