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Jaguars to Unveil World’s Largest Video Boards
News: Jaguars to Unveil World’s Largest Video BoardsJaguars and Troika Partner to Re-Imagine the In-Stadium Experience
EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, will unveil approximately $63 million in enhancements to the public this Saturday evening with an event that promises to offer be one of the more memorable moments in the history of the city and stadium.
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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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MastersFX Unleashes "Summer of Monster Love" with New FX Work on "True Blood," "Falling Skies" and "The Leftovers"
News: MastersFX Unleashes "Summer of Monster Love" with New FX Work on "True Blood," "Falling Skies" and "The Leftovers"“Freshly-Made Monsters” created and produced by award-winning creative character effects company MASTERSFX will be unleashed during the “Summer of Monster Love 2014.” The creatures will be featured within three high-profile TV series. This array of bloody and slimy new creatures will include vampires and makeup FX featured in the HBO series “True Blood” (Season 7, debuting June 22,) an assortment of aliens in the Dreamworks/TNT invasion series “Falling Skies” (Season 4, also debuting June 22,) and special FX which will also be seen (or unseen) in HBO's new drama series “The Leftovers” (which debuts June 29.)
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“The Wolf of Wall Street” Oscar®-Winning Sound Editors Return to Manhattan for "Sight, Sound & Story"
Eugene Gearty, Phil Stockton and Sam Miille gather at MEWShop’s 'Sight, Sound & Story" event on June 14th for the MPSE SoundShow NY, sponsored by Audio Network
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, will be hosting the Oscar®-winning sound editors behind blockbusters hits such as “Hugo,” “The Departed,” “Shutter Island” and, most recently, “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Joining MEWShop for the popular event "Sight, Sound & Story" on June 14th, Eugene Gearty, Phil Stockton and Sam Miille will present the MPSE SoundShow NY panel “‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Soundscape From Production Audio to Final Mix,’ moderated by sound editor and designer Pam DeMetrius-Thomas and sponsored by Audio Network.
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Troika Hires Cultural Anthropologist Susan Kresnicka
News: Troika Hires Cultural Anthropologist Susan KresnickaBranding & Marketing Agency Taps Consumer Insights Expert To Better Meet the Needs of its Clients’ Changing Marketplace
Entertainment brand consultancy and marketing innovations agency Troika announces the hire of Cultural Anthropologist Susan Kresnicka to head up the newly formed "Research" and "Insights Group." Susan and her team will provide Troika’s "Entertainment, Sports" and "Marketing Innovations" divisions with market research and insights around the shifting audience landscape to inform strategic, creative and business decisions for all clients.
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A Common Thread’s Peter Dietrich Uses a Light Touch to Deliver a Strong Message about Skin Cancer
News: A Common Thread’s Peter Dietrich Uses a Light Touch to Deliver a Strong Message about Skin CancerIn HyConnect’s Latest Campaign for the American Academy of Dermatology a Dark Spot on A Lawn Serves as A Metaphor for Melanoma.
Director Peter Dietrich of A Common Thread uses humor to get people to think seriously about a scary subject matter in a new campaign for the American Academy of Dermatology and Chicago agency HyConnect.
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Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and OConnor Keep "The Americans" Camera Department on the Move
News: Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and OConnor Keep "The Americans" Camera Department on the MoveCrew Chooses Vitec Videocom Brands for Second Season
The camera crew behind the hit FX TV series "The Americans" chose Vitec Videocom brands to support the production through its second season. The show’s cinematographer Richard Rutkowski, and camera assistants Brendan K. Russell and Rory Hanrahan, rely on Anton/Bauer batteries and chargers, Litepanels LED lights, and OConnor fluid heads and tripods for their reliability and durability during stage and location shoots, which helps keep the show on pace and on budget.
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Ant Farm Produces the Reveal Trailer, Staring Kevin Spacey, for Activision's "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare"
News:  Ant Farm Produces the Reveal Trailer, Staring Kevin Spacey, for Activision's "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare"Ant Farm, a leading entertainment marketing and advertising agency, has produced the Reveal Trailer for the world premiere of Activision’s "Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare.”
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Editor Dave Bradley Of ShootersNYC Shows Off Comedy Talent For Summer’s Eve
News: Editor Dave Bradley Of ShootersNYC Shows Off Comedy Talent For Summer’s EveEditor Dave Bradley of ShootersNYC demonstrates his talent for cutting comedic spots with a hilarious new commercial for “Summer’s Eve” called “Manly Mistake.” Bradley worked once again with long-time collaborator, Director Adam Jones of No Smoke Films, on the new spot, as well as with agency creatives from The Richards Group in Dallas.
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SGO Discloses Unique Colour Grading Tools - SGO Booth SL9021 NAB2014
News: SGO Discloses Unique Colour Grading Tools - SGO Booth SL9021 NAB2014Mistika, powerfully different, revolutionizes colour correction and finishing with the most advanced tools and workflows for grading.
SGO Booth SL9021 - To provide enhanced creative capability within on-line grading and finishing SGO is proud to announce the development of “Spatial Isolation Toolset” to its world renowned Mistika DI, Grading and Finishing system for Mistika version 8.2
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Devil & Demon Delivers Supercomputers For Everyone
News: Devil & Demon Delivers Supercomputers For EveryoneThe Devil & Demon Strategy today announced the availability of super-computers for everyone. The new product line of custom-tuned Devil supercomputers and fast Demon workstations unleash unparalleled computing muscle in small footprints, with a breakthrough business model delivering flexible and cost-competitive purchasing options. Devil and Demon Strategy, will launch at NAB 2014, April 5-10 in Las Vegas, at booth #OE1358.
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REEL FX Signs Senior Flame Artist Dan Margules
News: REEL FX Signs Senior Flame Artist Dan MargulesDigital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica has added Senior Flame Artist Dan Margules to its Dallas facility. With over 15 years of experience in the VFX industry, he joins Reel FX after working with nearly all of Toronto’s top facilities, including a 10-year stint at Crush Inc. He has worked on commercials for such top brands as Kellogg’s, Harvey’s, Budweiser, Hyundai, McDonald’s, Energizer and TD Bank, among numerous others. In addition to his branded work, he also contributed to the highly touted 2009 video installation “Civilization,” directed by Marco Brambilla for the opening of The Standard Hotel, Manhattan. The mystifying piece is still on view in the posh NYC hotel’s elevators and received over 1.2 million views online in its first year.
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Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9
News: Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9Boris FX™, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 - a package of visual effects for NLE and compositing platforms on Windows and Mac OS. Building on the strengths of previous BCC releases, version 9 adds over 30 new filters and transitions in key areas such as Image Restoration, Film, Stylize, Keying and Compositing, Lights, and Perspective. All BCC effects and presets can now be viewed in the new FX Browser™ window, which is integrated into every BCC filter or transition.
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SPLICE® Collaborates with Director Eric D. Howell on American Cancer Society PSAs for “Relay For Life”
News: SPLICE® Collaborates with Director Eric D. Howell on American Cancer Society PSAs for “Relay For Life”The creative team at SPLICE® collaborated once again with Director Eric D. Howell (“Ana’s Playground”) on a new PSA campaign for American Cancer Society entitled “Smashing Cancer.” The pro-bono effort was lead by Producer Jillian Nodland of Picture Factory, who first brought the concept to Howell. Taking on the project together, Nodland and Howell pulled in a crew to shoot the campaign. They also called on long-term partners at SPLICE to complete the post-production; including editorial, visual effects, design, graphics, animation, sound design and final mix. The PSA campaign was donated to the American Cancer Society (ACS) to help promote the organization’s 5,000 plus annual “Relay For Life” events.
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Reel FX Signs Directors Ben Orisich and Justin Malone
News: Reel FX Signs Directors Ben Orisich and Justin MaloneReel FX builds Live-Action Director Roster
Digital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica bolsters its live-action director roster with the additions of Ben Orisich and Justin Malone for commercial representation. An award-winning director/creative director/VFX artist, Orisich has helmed multiple Super Bowl spots and national campaigns for ESPN, NBC, NASCAR, IZOD, Indy500 and ABC, among many others. Reel FX will represent Orisich in Texas and the southwest exclusively. Malone has directed spots for numerous agencies and has several award-winning narrative and documentary films under his belt including "Undocumented," "Hurry Up and Wait" and "Blue." Reel FX will represent Malone nationwide. The company’s roster also includes two other directors, Dale Carman and Kevin Althans. Together they will handle turnkey, soup-to-nuts projects for which Reel FX will be also be the editing, audio, VFX and finishing company of record.
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Skittles Returns with Cute and Cloudy Spots Cut by Whitehouse Post
News: Skittles Returns with Cute and Cloudy Spots Cut by Whitehouse PostWhitehouse Post Editor John Smith cuts a trio of playful spots for Skittles via DDB Chicago. The spots, directed by Chris Palmer of Gorgeous, feature an elderly woman accompanying her fantastical Pet Cloud through mundane situations including a visit to the vet, a walk around the neighborhood, and a trip to the groomer.
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Manhattan Edit Workshop Hosts Free Open House on March 19th
Join New York’s Premier Post-Production Training Facility to Learn More About Courses in Apple, Adobe, Avid, Blackmagic and Autodesk; also Network with Industry Peers and Leaders over Food and Drinks on Wednesday, March 19th
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, will be hosting a free Open House on Wednesday, March 19th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at 119 West 23rd Street in Manhattan. Attendees to the MEWShop Open House will have the opportunity to speak with MEW instructors to learn about class offerings including Final Cut Pro® X, Media Composer® 7, Premiere Pro® CC, After Effects® CC, Autodesk Smoke® and DaVinci Resolve® 10. Josh Apter, MEWShop president and founder of The Padcaster®, will also be giving a demo of the multifunctional iPad case that enables on-the-go filmmaking, showing attendees filmmaking apps available on the iPad as well as the best accessories to use with The Padcaster.
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Mirada Creates ‘Dark Horse’ World for Katy Perry’s New Music Video
News: Mirada Creates ‘Dark Horse’ World for Katy Perry’s New Music VideoKaty Perry's latest music video for the hip hop-infused #1 hit single "Dark Horse" is a bold, Egyptian-themed cinematic epic created by storytelling studio Mirada. Starring “Katy-Pätra,” the video is a larger-than-life tale that follows the legendary “Queen of Memphis” as a parade of would-be suitors vie for her heart.
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Jerry Lewis Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From Carol Burnett at the 51st Annual ICG Publicists Awards
Lionsgate’s Friedman and Wachsberger, ‘Scandal’s’ Shonda Rhimes, E.T.’s Linda Bell Blue Honored
A sold-out audience of Hollywood publicity and marketing executives, producers, studio and network executives, celebrities and press gathered for the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE LOCAL 600) 51st Annual ICG Publicists Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel today, chaired by Henri Bollinger and co-chaired by Tim Menke. Jerry Lewis received the Lifetime Achievement Award from fellow comedian and long-time friend Carol Burnett.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Presents 2014 Golden Reel Awards
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony held at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 24 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries and other media. Star Wars creator George Lucas presented the annual MPSE Career Achievement Award to Randy Thom, Director of Sound Design at Skywalker Sound. The evening also featured a Special Tribute to sound pioneer Ray Dolby, introduced by MPSE Career Achievement winner Walter Murch.
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EditShare Releases Lightworks Version 11.5 for Linux and Windows
EditShare is proud to announce the release of Lightworks 11.5, its popular cross-platform editing software, which now includes some major changes to the Pro and Free versions.
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Carrie Holecek Joins Reel Fx As Executive Producer Of Editorial
News: Carrie Holecek Joins Reel Fx As Executive Producer Of EditorialDigital studio Reel FX, (Dallas/Santa Monica) has brought on seasoned executive producer Carrie Holecek to head its editorial division. Coming to Reel FX from Red Car where she was Managing Director, Holecek brings nearly two decades of feature and commercial post-production expertise to her new position. Reel FX made the decision to add a dedicated Executive Producer to its editorial division as it continues to increase its focus on both stand alone editorial jobs and turn-key projects. Holecek will oversee Reel FX’s AICE Award-winning editors including Greg Sunmark (who worked previously with Holecek at Red Car) and Quan Tran. Her wealth of experience and trusted client relationships span across multiple top markets and include commercials for agency clients like Leo Burnett, DDB, mcgarrybowen, and The Martin Agency; feature films for top studios such DreamWorks SKG, Disney, and Warner Bros.; music videos, and web/viral content.
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Price Chopper Returns To Galaxy 61 To Create A Pair of FX-Driven Holiday Spots
News: Price Chopper Returns To Galaxy 61 To Create A Pair of FX-Driven Holiday Spots
Price Chopper recently returned to Galaxy 61 to design and execute a campaign that kicked off the season with a pair of visually enticing spots designed to drive sales and position the supermarket retail chain’s brand just right for the holidays.
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ArsenalFX Provides VFX for Two New National Lexus Spots through Team One
News: ArsenalFX Provides VFX for Two New National Lexus Spots through Team OneArsenalFX, a leading Visual Effects Post Production studio specializing in high end commercial finishing, has produced visual effects for two new national Lexus spots. The announcement was made today by ArsenalFX Executive Producer Ashley Hydrick.
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Gentleman Scholar Creates A Whale of A Spot for WDC
News: Gentleman Scholar Creates A Whale of A Spot for WDCImagine the deep green and peaceful sounds of a foggy rainforest, cut with an unusual sight: the graceful form of an enormous humpback whale, gliding between the trees and erupting through the leafy canopy.
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Taillight TV Launches Porchlight – A Turnkey Production Company Dedicated To Spots + Digital Media
News: Taillight TV Launches Porchlight – A Turnkey Production Company Dedicated To Spots + Digital MediaNashville’s Multi Award-Winning Long-Form Production Company Changes The Landscape of the South East’s Commercial Industry With The Launch Of A One-Stop Production House Tailored To The Needs of Agencies & Brands
Porchlight, a turnkey commercial production company dedicated to providing advertising agencies and brands with innovative spots and short-form content for broadcast and emerging media, has opened its doors in Nashville.
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Oscar®-Nominated KANDOR Graphics Maximises on Mistika's Colour Grading and Finishing Creativity in 3D CG Fantasy Feature Film "Justin and the Knights of Valour"
News: Oscar®-Nominated KANDOR Graphics Maximises on Mistika's Colour Grading and Finishing Creativity in 3D CG Fantasy Feature Film "Justin and the Knights of Valour""I was impressed with how the Spanish Mistika technology which we have embraced at KANDOR Graphics enhanced "Justin and the Knights of Valour" in Stereo 3D. It is great to see passionate companies like SGO contribute to innovation in our industry in such a significant way." Manuel Sicilia, Company Partner & Chief Creative Officer of KANDOR Graphics & Director & Author of Justin and the Knights of Valour
KANDOR Graphics, with Antonio Banderas as Company Partner, invested in SGO's technology to support its growing production demands, and chose Mistika for its stunning capabilities to colour grade and finish its very first 3D CG children's feature film Justin and the Knights of Valour in 2D and stereoscopic 3D.
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Union’s Jono Griffith Edits Call of Duty®: Ghosts
Jono Griffith of bicoastal Union edited the the new campaign for "Call of Duty®: Ghosts," directed by James Mangold and featuring Megan Fox. Created via 72andSunny, it follows four buddies on the trip of a lifetime through Las Vegas and beyond. "Call of Duty: Ghosts" arrives globally on November 5th, 2013.
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Luminair for iOS 2.5 update released with support for Philips Hue, new Timing FX
Synthe FX is pleased to announce Luminair 2.5 for iOS, the latest update to the wireless lighting control app named 2012 "Lighting Control Product of the Year" by Live Design Magazine. New in 2.5 is the ability to control Philips Hue lights right alongside professional DMX-controlled lighting on stages, in film and TV production, architectural lighting and anywhere else creative lighting is used.
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Encore and Level 3 Post Use DaVinci Resolve for Some of the Biggest Fall TV Shows
Blackmagic Design today announced that Los Angeles based sister post production companies Encore and Level 3 Post, both part of the Deluxe Creative Services Group, are using DaVinci Resolve for color grading on some of the biggest prime time television programs of the 2013 American fall television schedule. This includes returning hit shows such as “Once Upon a Time” and “Elementary” and new shows such as “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.”
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Bexel is Set for New TV Season
The new television season is rolling out with extensive backing from Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions. From reality programs to talk shows, sporting events, and narrative programming, Bexel provides an award-winning TV line up with the equipment, state-of-art systems and engineering support needed to meet the highest broadcast standards.
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Reel FX Amplifies The Guts And Glory Of Ram’s Commercial Trucks
News: Reel FX Amplifies The Guts And Glory Of Ram’s Commercial TrucksDallas/Santa Monica-based digital studio Reel FX puts the powerful features of RAM Commercial trucks to the test in a new :30, “Blow,” for RAM out of The Richards Group, Dallas, TX. The spot features the latest truck from RAM’s commercial fleet smoothly hauling a hefty load of construction equipment up a winding road, or on a craggy precipice with ease.
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"Wilfred" Becomes First Series to Use New Litepanels Sola 12
News: "Wilfred" Becomes First Series to Use New Litepanels Sola 12It is important for gaffer Tom Pugh to have the best lighting he can get for the quirky FX series, "Wilfred," about a manic depressive man who sees his neighbor’s dog as a man in a dog suit. When Pugh saw the new Litepanels Sola 12 Fresnels, he immediately added the LED fixture to his lighting package.
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Entrepreneurial Brand Agency Neuron Syndicate is Chosen by Tommy Bahama as Winner of AMC's Sept. 5th Edition of "The Pitch"
News: Entrepreneurial Brand Agency Neuron Syndicate is Chosen by Tommy Bahama as Winner of AMC's Sept. 5th Edition of "The Pitch"Brand solutions advertising and marketing agency Neuron Syndicate Inc., which was featured on AMC’s unscripted series “The Pitch” on September 5th, was crowned winner of the competition by Tommy Bahama. Neuron Syndicate is helmed by Ryan Cramer, CEO/President/Creative Director, and Sean Alatorre, Vice President/Creative Director/Partner.
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Brand Solutions Agency Neuron Syndicate of Santa Monica to be Featured on AMC's "The Pitch" Sept. 5th
News: Brand Solutions Agency Neuron Syndicate of Santa Monica to be Featured on AMC's "The Pitch" Sept. 5thAgency Presents New Campaign for Potential Client Tommy Bahama
Brand solutions advertising and marketing agency Neuron Syndicate Inc. will be featured on AMC’s unscripted series “The Pitch” on Thursday, September 5th, during the second season of that series. The agency will be seen developing and presenting ideas for a new advertising campaign promoting potential new client Tommy Bahama.
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Meet the Jedi Knights of SyFy’s "Defiance"
News: Meet the Jedi Knights of SyFy’s "Defiance"LightWave helps Defiance CG artists create everything from virtual environments to Hellbugs for the popular Syfy channel series
In a darkened studio on the Universal lot, a small, tight knit group of CG artists created 1,100 visual effects scenes—including 3D creatures, exotic flora, and virtual environments—for the first season of the Syfy series "Defiance."
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‘Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God’ Wins Creative Arts Emmy
News: ‘Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God’ Wins Creative Arts Emmy“Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God,” which reunited Chelsea Pictures director Alex Gibney and Union Editorial Partner/Editor Sloane Klevin, has won the Creative Arts Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today. Gibney wrote, produced and directed the film, which was edited and co-produced by Klevin. On “Mea Maxima,” Gibney cited Klevin’s “ability to find the information, heart and narrative drive in those interviews and to set them in a story that was visually arresting and emotionally powerful to both deaf and the hearing audiences” as “an extraordinary accomplishment.”
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32TEN Studios Provides Practical Effects For “Elysium”
News: 32TEN Studios Provides Practical Effects For “Elysium”32TEN Studios, a San Rafael (Marin, CA)-based company that provides production facilities and practical and visual effects services to entertainment, advertising, and corporate clientele, has provided a number of practical effects for “Elysium.” The film, from TriStar Pictures in association with Media Rights Capital, opened # 1 this weekend at the box office.
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Nathan Love Steps into the Ring for Battroborgs
News: Nathan Love Steps into the Ring for Battroborgs"Battroborgs," TOMY’s motion-controlled battling robot toys, leap to vivid life in a CG spot from the animation pros at Nathan Love. Creative Director Joe Burrascano and Director Jim McKenzie collaborated with agency Superfly Marketing Group to create a tangible onscreen representation of the epic battle that would stream from a child’s imagination. The result is a spectacular full-throttle Battroborg showdown played out beneath the lights and roaring crowds of a futuristic arena.
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Nathan Love Takes Another 3D Journey with Kellogg’s® Froot Loops®
News: Nathan Love Takes Another 3D Journey with Kellogg’s® Froot Loops®Toucan Sam and his trio of boisterous nephews return for their 3D encore in a wave-crashing, treasure-hunting tale of a spot from the animation and design gurus at Nathan Love. Introducing the all-new Kellogg’s® Froot Loops® Treasures™ with strawberry-flavored filling, Froot Detector marks Nathan Love’s second outing for the brand, following a stunning debut that shepherded the iconic avian characters from five decades of 2D familiarity to contemporary high-quality 3D. The animation studio took care of layout, animation, modeling/texturing, lighting/rendering, effects and composting on the lively spot.
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Shotgun Pipeline Toolkit Released at Siggraph 2013
News: Shotgun Pipeline Toolkit Released at Siggraph 2013Pipeline Toolkit Provides Users with Out-of-the-Box Integrations with Photoshop, Maya, Nuke and Houdini, and a Flexible Customization Framework
Shotgun Software today released the Shotgun Pipeline Toolkit (previously code-named "Tank"), providing studios with a set of out-of-the-box pipeline tools tailor-made for visual effects, animation and game development workflows. Fully integrated into the Shotgun production tracking platform, the Pipeline Toolkit allows studios to rapidly connect their artist applications to the important production information and files that artists need to do their work. It is available now to all clients at no extra charge.
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Rodeo FX "Magically" Delivers 350 Shots As Main VFX Vendor On "Now You See Me"
News: Rodeo FX "Magically" Delivers 350 Shots As Main VFX Vendor On "Now You See Me"Renowned visual effects production studio Rodeo FX has “magically” delivered 350 complex VFX shots for “Now You See Me,” serving as the film’s main VFX vendor. The film was released by Summit Entertainment May 31st. The Rodeo FX team created and produced a huge and diverse array of shots for the new film, comprising 23 total minutes of visual effects-driven screen time.
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American Society of Cinematographers Elects New Officers
News: American Society of Cinematographers Elects New OfficersThe Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has held its annual election to appoint its new slate of officers. Richard Crudo will serve as president, along with Vice Presidents Owen Roizman, Kees Van Oostrum and Lowell Peterson; Treasurer Victor J. Kemper; Secretary Fred Goodich; and Sergeant-at-Arms Isidore Mankofsky.
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Method Studios Appoints Chris Webb as Executive Producer in Chicago
News: Method Studios Appoints Chris Webb as Executive Producer in ChicagoWebb To Focus On Supporting Both Commercial And Feature Markets
Visual effects house, Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Webb as Executive Producer of Method Chicago. Webb will work closely with Creative Director Gil Baron in the continued expansion of the Chicago office, which opened its doors in July 2012.
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Sony, Technicolor, Dolby and VFX Powerhouse LOOK Effects Join “Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story” All-Star Lineup
Industry titans back New York’s largest post event on June 8, 2013
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, is excited to announce growing support for its Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story event held on June 8, 2013 at the French Institute in the heart of Manhattan. Industry luminaries Sony Creative Software, Technicolor and Dolby recently signed on as sponsors, joining the likes of AbelCine, ACE, Adorama, AJA, Art of the Guillotine, Autodesk, Blackmagic Design, Boris FX, CCW, Digieffects, EditShare, DV Expo East, HP, IFP, Imagineer Systems, MoPictive, MPSE, Noise Industries, NY Editors Collective, NYWIFT, ProductionHUB and Tekserve.
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Rodeo FX Names Audrey Boivin to the Position of Producer, Advertising Department
News: Rodeo FX Names Audrey Boivin to the Position of Producer, Advertising DepartmentRodeo FX, an industry leader in visual effects, has announced the appointment of Audrey Boivin to the position of Producer for the company’s Advertising Department. As such, she will be responsible for the production of numerous commercials from a diverse array of clients.
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Buster Beefs Up Creative Talent Roster
News: Buster Beefs Up Creative Talent RosterJoseph Kiely Named Executive Creative Director for On-Air Design, While Neville Burtis Named Executive Creative Director for BusterINK
Design and animation studio Buster has beefed up its creative talent roster by naming Joseph Kiely as the company’s new Executive Creative Director for motion graphics, and Neville Burtis as Executive Creative Director of the agency’s print, outdoor and digital division, BusterINK. Both men report to Buster’s Chief Creative Officer / Executive Producer Jonas Morganstein. Brad Roth and Mark Feldstein, principals of Stun Creative, the parent company of Buster, made the announcement.
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A Burgeoning Mission: Venice VFX House Doubles Space And Adds New Talent
News: A Burgeoning Mission: Venice VFX House Doubles Space And Adds New TalentVFX house The Mission doubles the size of its Venice-based studio and expands their talent roster with the addition of Rick Grandy as CG Supervisor and Raul Dominguez as a Creature Modeler. With over 19 years of experience in the visual effects industry, Grandy comes to The Mission from Pixomondo where he served as a Digital Character and Pipeline Supervisor on top projects including "The Amazing Spiderman" and "Die Hard 5". Former video game artist and cartoonist Dominguez was most recently at Digital Domain, lending his talents to a score of feature films including "Iron Man 3" and "The Avengers".
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Boris Soundbite Powered by Nexidia Wins StudioDaily Prime Award
StudioDaily Recognizes Boris Soundbite as the Most Innovative New Post-Production Product
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, today announced that Boris Soundbite has received a StudioDaily Prime Award for the Most Innovative New Post-Production Product.
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Boris FX Expands Real-Time Performance of Boris Continuum Complete
New Boris Continuum Complete v8.2 Features Fast OpenGL Rendering, New Real-Time Filters
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, today announced Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) Version 8.2. The new v8.2 release features up to 100% improvement in render time for OpenGL-accelerated filters. In addition, nearly all BCC AVX for Avid filters can now be rendered in real-time.
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Boris FX Showcases New VFX Browser for Boris Continuum Complete
Quickly Preview Thousands of Visual Effects Presets with Host Application Video
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, today unveiled a new VFX browser for its flagship Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) plug-in collection. Available as a free download, the new BCC Effects Library Browser plug-in allows editors and motion graphics artists to instantly preview thousands of BCC presets via animations that integrate timeline video. The free plug-in can be used on any system with a BCC-compatible host application – even if BCC is not installed.
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MAXON Applauds Oscar® and Visual Effects Society Awards Winners and Nominees
News: MAXON Applauds Oscar® and Visual Effects Society Awards Winners and NomineesInnovative VFX Sequences in Life of Pi, Prometheus and Men in Black 3 Benefit from CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D Technology
MAXON congratulates the many customers that won and were nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Visual Effects Society (VES) and other prominent creative arts organizations for outstanding achievement in the visual effects and other categories who leveraged the company’s professional 3D solutions – CINEMA 4D and Body Paint 3D – to create this year’s most proclaimed characters, backgrounds and environments.
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UFC and Aspera Team Up For Sports Content Delivery
World’s leading mixed martial arts promoter relies on Aspera for content delivery workflows to further expand its brand internationally
Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced that the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®), the world’s leading promoter of mixed martial arts (MMA), has deployed Aspera’s high-speed transfer software to power its file-based content delivery workflows – for its internal teams during production of live events, for global distribution partners and for fans accessing content on the web or via their mobile devices from around the world.
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Cinerama Restores Films with Boris Continuum Complete’s Flicker Fixer
BCC Flicker Fixer Removes Flicker, Emulsion Blotching, Artifacting, and Image Weaving
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, today announced that David Strohmaier, Restoration Producer for Cinerama, Inc., is using Boris Continuum Complete’s Flicker Fixer in Adobe After Effects to remove flicker, emulsion blotching, and artifacting during the film restoration process.
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Boris FX Rolls Out New Boris Continuum Units Product Family
Pick and Choose Boris Continuum Complete Filter Categories Starting at $199
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, today announced that each category of Boris Continuum Complete filters is now available as a separate Boris Continuum Unit, allowing artists to choose toolsets that are geared towards their specific needs.
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Dramatic Feature Film Depicting The Life And Times Of Mother Teresa Utilizes The Full Range Of Post Production Services From Blue Room Post
News: Dramatic Feature Film Depicting The Life And Times Of Mother Teresa Utilizes The Full Range Of Post Production Services From Blue Room PostWritten & Directed By William C. Riead, “The Letters” Stars Juliet Stevenson, Max Von Sydow, And Rutger Hauer
Filmmaker William C. Riead is currently in the completion stages of post production on his upcoming epic biopic “The Letters,” depicting 50-years in the life of Mother Teresa, who died in 1997. Mr. Riead turned to Blue Room Post, located at Raleigh Manhattan Beach Studios, to deliver a full range of post production services on this historically accurate epic, 10-years in the making.
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LightWave 11.5 Now Available
News: LightWave 11.5 Now AvailableEnhances 3D creativity with new Soft Body Bullet Dynamics, After Effects integration, Interactive Modeling Tools, Genoma character rigging system and much more
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today LightWave 11.5, the newest version of its award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software for artists and designers, is now available for purchase at http://www.lightwave3d.com. A no-charge upgrade to LightWave 11.5 is available to all registered LightWave 11 customers via the LightWave 3D website.
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B2FX Expands Into New Creative Studio Space In North Hollywood’s Arts District
News: B2FX Expands Into New Creative Studio Space In North Hollywood’s Arts DistrictOscar Winner Barney Burman’s SFX Makeup Company To Continue Work On Season Two Of NBC TV’s Hit Series “Grimm,” And Completes SFX Makeups For Indie Horror Film “Apparitional”
B2FX, Academy Award winner Barney Burman’s Special FX Make-up, Character, and Creature design and production company, has expanded into new creative studio space in North Hollywood’s Arts District.
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Boris Continuum Complete 8 FxPlug Now Available for Apple Final Cut Pro X
The World's Most Comprehensive Visual Effects Plug-in Collection is Now Available for FCP X and Motion 5
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated visual effects and workflow technology for video and film, today announced that Boris Continuum Complete 8 FxPlug (BCC 8 FxPlug) is now available for Apple Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 in addition to Final Cut Pro 7.
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Axis Creates CGI Episodic Content For "Halo 4" Spartan Ops: Season One
CGI artists and storytellers, Axis, in collaboration with 343 Industries, proudly announces its participation in the brand-new, story-driven experience of "Halo 4" - Spartan Ops: Season One. A first-of-its-kind, exciting new addition to the "Halo" franchise, Spartan Ops is an episodic adventure that blends immersive storytelling, high-quality cinematics and action-packed gameplay to deliver an unprecedented serialized experience. In substance and scope, this first season of episodic content is taking Axis to new levels of involvement in the storytelling process, technical demands and in the development of believable, engaging characters.
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West Post Digital Names Tamara Gagarin As Business Development Executive In Move To Expand Company’s Outreach Within Independent And Documentary Film Arenas
News: West Post Digital Names Tamara Gagarin As Business Development Executive In Move To Expand Company’s Outreach Within Independent And Documentary Film ArenasWest Post Digital, a leading online post production company based in Santa Monica, has named Tamara Gagarin as Business Development Executive. Today’s announcement comes in conjunction with the company’s efforts to expand its industry outreach within the feature film arena.
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Lionsgate Forges Output Deal with Russia's West Company
Deal Continues Lionsgate's Creation of an International Distribution Network with Top Partners in Major Territories Around the World
As part of its strategy of establishing output agreements with leading distributors around the world, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, has forged an output deal with Russia's West Company for distribution of Lionsgate titles in Russia and the other nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region, the two companies announced today.
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Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 8 FxPlug
Available Now for Final Cut Pro 7, Public Beta for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, today announced Boris Continuum Complete 8 FxPlug (BCC 8 FxPlug). BCC 8 FxPlug delivers 200+ comprehensive VFX filters to Apple Final Cut Pro 7, Apple Final Cut Pro X, and Apple Motion 5. Enhanced lens flares, particles, glows, and lights and new FxPlug 2 integration headline the Version 8 release.
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LipSync Group Produces Ice Age 4 Event Spot For FOX
- Global campaign sees London-based facility cement its position at the forefront of the UK industry -
LipSync Creative, the full service Creative Agency, and LipSync Post, the award-winning post production facility, have created the global TV and theatrical campaign for 20th Century Fox’s Ice Age 4: Continental Drift Blu-ray and DVD release, underlining The LipSync Group’s position as one of the leading combined creative, production and post production facilities in Soho, able to deliver digital and audio visual campaigns from conception to delivery.
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Company 3 Opens Games Unit, Provides Extensive Services to Activision's "Call of Duty®: Black Ops II
News: Company 3 Opens Games Unit, Provides Extensive Services to Activision's "Call of Duty®: Black Ops IIUnit Contributing Post FX to Upcoming Blockbuster "Call of Duty®: Black Ops II;" Gaming Veteran Malte Wagener Named VP, Games
Award-winning post house Company 3, a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., announced today it recently provided a variety of post production services to its first game project, "Call of Duty®: Black Ops II" and concurrently, announced the opening of a new division dedicated specifically to offering color grading and other high-end post production services that will assist in taking game production to the next level of artistic heights.
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RODEO FX, One Of The World’s Premiere Visual Effects Companies For Major Motion Pictures, Launches Advertising Division
News: RODEO FX, One Of The World’s Premiere Visual Effects Companies For Major Motion Pictures, Launches Advertising DivisionNew Unit Welcomes André Ü Montambeault As Creative Director/Senior Flame Artist/Colorist
RODEO FX, one of the world’s premiere visual effects companies, regularly contributing unique visual imagery to Hollywood’s blockbuster motion pictures, has launched an Advertising Division. Concurrently, André Ü Montambeault has been named to the new division as its Creative Director, Senior Flame Artist and Colorist. Montambeault reports to Benoît Touchette, who serves as VP of the Advertising Division. The announcements were made today by Sébastien Moreau, President/VFX Supervisor/Founder, RODEO FX.
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Dredd 3D Graded On Nucoda Film Master Storms the Box Office
News: Dredd 3D Graded On Nucoda Film Master Storms the Box OfficeDigital Vision has announced that Berlin-based post production facility The Post Republic has graded DNA Films' sci-fi thriller Dredd 3D (a remake of the classic Judge Dredd), using Nucoda Film Master. Written by Alex Garland the film, which opened in the UK last week, immediately took the number one weekend box office slot.
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Lionsgate And Studiocanal Expand Worldwide Partnership, Establish Long-Term Agreement For Germany And Austria
Multiyear Agreement Is Latest Step In Lionsgate's Creation of An International Distribution Network With Blue-Chip Partners In Major Territories Around The World
Building on their multifaceted worldwide partnership and continuing the Lionsgate strategy of creating an international distribution network with blue-chip partners in major territories around the world, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, has signed a multiyear agreement with media giant STUDIOCANAL for Lionsgate films in Germany and Austria, the two companies announced today.
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Boris FX Announces Final Effects Complete 7 AE at IBC 2012
32-bit Float Support, Integration with Adobe After Effects Masks, New Transitions
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, today announced Final Effects Complete Complete 7 AE (FEC 7 AE). Featuring 3D particle effects, a complete range of auto-animating transitions, and unique text and edge treatments, Final Effects Complete AE brings over 120 designer effects and transitions to Macintosh and Windows versions of Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CS6, CS5.5, CS5, and CS4. The new Version 7 release features 32-bit float support, integration with After Effects mask path controls, new Beat Reactor integration for Adobe Premiere Pro, and 10 new filters and transitions.
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Digital Domain Drives New Toyota Spot from Director Adam Berg
Digital Domain, a subsidiary of Digital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG) created an oppressive computer generated (CG) world to showcase Toyota’s new GT86 in a new spot titled “The Real Deal” from Stink director Adam Berg and Saatchi & Saatchi London. Berg, working with Saatchi & Saatchi's Andy Jex and Rob Potts, tapped Digital Domain to tell a story that mimics the car's key value - breaking out of a monotonous synthetic existence with the power, control and excitement of real life. Expertly wielding Digital Domain's deep digital production toolset, Berg worked with artists to create everything from digital characters to a stunning full virtual world. The spot aired August 17 in the UK.
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La-Z-Boy Continues ‘Live Life Comfortably’ Campaign, Starring Brooke Shields
News: La-Z-Boy Continues ‘Live Life Comfortably’ Campaign, Starring Brooke ShieldsLa-Z-Boy is joining forces once again with actress Brooke Shields to continue its national "Live Life Comfortably" campaign. The strategy of the campaign is to showcase La-Z-Boy's wide range of furniture beyond its legendary recliner. Since the campaign featuring Shields was launched in November 2010, La-Z-Boy has experienced seven quarters of year over year same store sales growth in their La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries system. The campaign has been identified as one of the key factors in these results.
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Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony Pictures Animation Offer Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Presentations Of Men In Black 3, The Amazing Spider-Man And Highly-Anticipated Hotel Transylvania At SIGGRAPH 2012 On Aug. 7
Respected Effects and Animation Studios also Celebrate Landmark 20th and 10th Anniversaries
Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) and Sony Pictures Animation (SPA), celebrating 20th and 10th anniversaries, respectively, will feature their renowned stable of effects and animation talent August 7 in special "behind the scenes" presentations of blockbuster live-action hits Men in Black 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man and the highly-anticipated animated feature film Hotel Transylvania during SIGGRAPH 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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Mothership and Digital Domain Create Second Action-Packed Teaser for "TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON" Video Game
News: Mothership and Digital Domain Create Second Action-Packed Teaser for "TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON" Video GameActivision Publishing, Inc. and High Moon Studios tapped Digital Domain and Mothership Director Neil Huxley to create the new teaser trailer for the highly anticipated TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON video game that premiered Monday, June 4, on SpikeTV’s GT.TV. Picking up where the first teaser (December 2011) ended, the new :90 short delivers a fast-paced, high-impact battle sequence revealing new hero characters including fan favorite METROPLEX. The full trailer can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyW5KMMDjZw .
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CRASH+SUES Rocks With Stop-Motion Animation + VFX For Imagination Movers’ New DVD for Kids of All Ages
News: CRASH+SUES Rocks With Stop-Motion Animation + VFX For Imagination Movers’ New DVD for Kids of All Ages‘Rock-o-Matic’ Heralds the Emmy Award-winning Band’s 2012 Nationwide Tour and The New Season Of Its Hit Series on the Disney Junior Network
When the Imagination Movers were ready to release “Rock-o-Matic,” their latest DVD of music videos targeted to children and parents alike, they came to CRASH+SUES (C+S) for an innovate approach to creating music video vignettes that would bring their songs to life. The full-service post production company’s multi-disciplined team took a fresh, collaborative approach to the project, providing a full pallet of editorial, visual effects, stop motion animation, color correction and finishing – as well as some production services – for six of the seven videos featured on the DVD, in addition to cutting all of the interstitials and authoring the disk.
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ARRI Hosts 3D Panel
ARRI hosts Rob Legato and Vince Pace, ASC at CineGear Expo
At this year’s CineGear, ARRI hosts Rob Legato and Vince Pace, ASC in a discussion about 3D production experience with the ALEXA camera. Rob Legato won an Academy Award this year for his work as the visual FX supervisor on HUGO, a film directed by Martin Scorsese. Vince Pace, Co-Chairman of CAMERON | PACE GROUP, is a pioneer in stereo cinematography and the leading provider of 3D technology and services to feature film and television markets.
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ARRI hosts 3D Panel
ARRI hosts Rob Legato and Vince Pace, ASC at CineGear Expo
At this year’s CineGear, ARRI hosts Rob Legato and Vince Pace, ASC in a discussion about 3D production experience with the ALEXA camera. Rob Legato won an Academy Award this year for his work as the visual FX supervisor on HUGO, a film directed by Martin Scorsese. Vince Pace, Co-Chairman of CAMERON | PACE GROUP, is a pioneer in stereo cinematography and the leading provider of 3D technology and services to feature film and television markets.
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Imagineer Systems Launches New Academic Discount Program For Universities, Film Schools, High Schools
News: Imagineer Systems Launches New Academic Discount Program For Universities, Film Schools, High SchoolsNew Authorized Education Partner Program and EDU Discounts Offers mocha Pro v3 to Schools and Students for Low-Cost Annual Renewal Fee
Imagineer Systems, developers of the popular motion tracking and visual effects software, mocha Pro, today announced it is launching a new discount pricing program created specifically for universities, film schools and high schools. The new Imagineer Systems Authorized Education Partner Program is designed to make it easy for educators to incorporate valuable skill sets derived from mocha Pro v3 and its powerful Planar Tracker technology into a school’s curriculum.
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Boris FX Unveils Workgroup Support for Boris Soundbite Powered by Nexidia
Award-winning Dialogue Search Tool Now Supports Shared Storage Workflows
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, today announced Boris Soundbite Version 2. Powered by patented dialogue search technology from Nexidia, Boris Soundbite is a fast and accurate tool for locating footage by finding any word or phrase spoken in multimedia files. The new Version 2 release adds support for workgroups, ensuring that all media stored on shared storage is instantly searchable by all editors within a workgroup.
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Boris Continuum Complete 8 AVX Now Available for Avid DS
New Vectorscope Tool, 3D Lens Flare and Film Glow Effects, Extruded Text, and Audio-Driven Effects Creation
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, today announced that Boris Continuum Complete 8 AVX (BCC 8 AVX) is now available for Avid DS. A perfect complement to Avid DS' high-end editing and finishing capabilities, BCC 8 AVX delivers nearly 200 comprehensive visual effects filters including extrusions, image restoration tools, lens flares and lights, and blurs, glows, and cinematic effects. New version 8 features include a vectorscope tool, 3D lens flare and film glow effects, extruded text, and Beat Reactor technology for audio-driven effects creation.
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Imagineer Systems Releases mocha v3 at NAB 2012
News: Imagineer Systems Releases mocha v3 at NAB 2012mocha Pro v3 and mocha AE v3 Deliver New Roto Tools, Layer Management and Powerful 3D Camera Solver Features for After Effects and Nuke; Imagineer Simplifies Product Offerings, Pricing
Imagineer Systems today announced the immediate availability of its newest versions of mocha Pro™ and mocha AE™, and will debut them at NAB 2012 in Las Vegas this week. As part of this launch, Imagineer has also streamlined its product family and simplified its upgrade pricing strategy to ensure Imagineer’s intelligent Planar Tracking utilities are that much more accessible for post production and VFX professionals.
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Boris Graffiti Version 6 Now Available
New User Interface, 40+ New Filters, Support for 64-bit Applications
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, today announced that Boris Graffiti Version 6 is now available. Boris Graffiti is a plug-in application for sophisticated title animation inside Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, and Grass Valley EDIUS. The new Version 6 release introduces support for 64-bit applications such as Premiere Pro CS5.5 and Vegas Pro 11, adds 40+ new filters, and provides a score of user interface enhancements.
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Boris FX Product Line to Support Adobe CS6
VFX, compositing, titling, and workflow tools for broadcast, post-production, and film professionals
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, today announced that its cross-platform family of visual effects, compositing, titling, and workflow tools will support the forthcoming Adobe Creative Suite 6 release.
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Boris FX to Showcase New Boris Continuum Complete 8 at NAB 2012
Experience the World’s Most Comprehensive VFX Plug-in Collection at Booth SL2914
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, today announced that they will demonstrate their new Boris Continuum Complete Version 8 suite of VFX plug-ins at the NAB 2012 exhibition held in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 16-19, 2012 at Booth SL2914.
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Boris Continuum Complete 8 for Sony Vegas Pro Now Available
New Beat Reactor Technology for Audio-Driven Effects Creation, Over 30 New Filters
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, today announced that Boris Continuum Complete 8 for Sony Vegas™ Pro (BCC 8 for Vegas Pro) is now available. Based on the Open Effects Association (OFX) platform, BCC 8 for Vegas Pro delivers over 175 comprehensive VFX and compositing filters to 64-bit and 32-bit versions of Sony Vegas Pro v11 and v10. Audio-driven effects creation, 3D particle effects, and enhanced lens flares and glows headline this new release.
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Final Effects Complete 6 AVX Released for Avid Media Composer 6
Over 110 designer effects and transitions for 64-bit Avid video editing and finishing systems
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, today announced Final Effects Complete 6 AVX (FEC 6 AVX). FEC 6 AVX brings 110+ designer effects and transitions to Avid Media Composer 6, Symphony 6, and NewsCutter 10. The release features new transitions, audio-driven effects creation, and a new Compare Mode feature that enables editors to compare the filtered result with the unfiltered source via either a side-by-side view or a live split-screen view. Each Final Effects Complete AVX filter has been re-engineered for 64-bit operating systems.
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MPC Creative And Tbwa/Chiat/Day Storm Grammys With Bon Iver, Adele
News: MPC Creative And Tbwa/Chiat/Day Storm Grammys With Bon Iver, AdeleMPC Creative created a pair of visually stunning spots for the Grammy Awards, one starring Bon Iver and another featuring singer-songwriter Adele. Directors Ryan Knowles and Dan Marsh, Executive Producer Paul Abatemarco, and MPC Head of Production Jenny Bright worked closely with TBWAChiatDay on the campaign, helping to develop the look and feel of the broader, four-spot campaign and handling the two spots' full production effort from concept to completion. This was a comprehensive effort that included everything from practical photography to 2D and 3D animation to compositing. Chiat approached MPC Creative with an opportunity to work with top artists that represented the Grammy brand, and by September the team was already hard at work on the efforts.
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Green Dot's Kim Jacobs Ignites An Explosion of Urban Color for Pepsi
News: Green Dot's Kim Jacobs Ignites An Explosion of Urban Color for PepsiLA-based Green Dot Films director Kim Jacobs plasters city streets with wall-climbing art in an electrifying spot, "Graffiti", for Pepsi.
In the film we drop in on a guy who opens a can of Pepsi which then sets in motion an explosion of animated graffiti across the city. It's one of three spots produced out of Safari Sundays, NY, that's part of Pepsi's "Refresh Your World" campaign. The previous spots directed by Jacobs were "BeatBus", where a city bus transforms into a large boom box which in turn gets everyone around moving, and "Football" where a dank alley pick-up game of football transforms into a surreal and modern soccer pitch when a Pepsi gets involved.
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Digital Domain’s Neil Huxley Directs Epic Show Open for UFC®
News: Digital Domain’s Neil Huxley Directs Epic Show Open for UFC®New Sequence Retells the Rise of the Sport from Humble Beginnings to Mainstream with Score from 14th St. Music, LLC, a Hans Zimmer Company
Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) brand, turned to Digital Domain to create a new show open for its legendary matches, set for debut at UFC® 143: DIAZ vs. CONDIT live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Saturday, February 4.
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Tippett FX Group Takes a Bite Out of The Bakery
News: Tippett FX Group Takes a Bite Out of The BakeryBakery Relight’s™ pipeline technology plays a key role in Tippett Studio’s latest VFX projects, including, ‘Immortals’ and ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 & 2’
The Bakery, is proud to confirm that visual effects powerhouse, Tippett Studio has chosen Bakery Relight™ software for its FX group production pipeline.
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Digital Domain Creates an Emotional Story for Powerful "TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON" Teaser
News: Digital Domain Creates an Emotional Story for Powerful "TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON" TeaserActivision Publishing, Inc and High Moon Studios tapped Digital Domain and Mothership Director Neil Huxley to create the unexpected teaser for "TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON" that premiered December 10th during the 2011 Video Game Awards show on Spike TV. Powerful and dark, with a filmic look and feel, the :90 piece hooks gamers with emotional imagery, a haunting track and redemptive story, and reveals the entree of popular 'bots into the Transformers game world for the first time.
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Autodesk Hosts 13th Annual 3December Celebration
News: Autodesk Hosts 13th Annual 3December CelebrationCelebrates 3D Computer Graphics Worldwide with Live and Virtual Events
From December 5 to 8, Autodesk Inc., together with the support of HP, AMD and Xsens, will host 3December 2011, the company's annual celebration of 3D computer graphics and the artists who create them.
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Tippett Studio Mixes Up CG And Live Action For ‘Immortals’
News: Tippett Studio Mixes Up CG And Live Action For ‘Immortals’New York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega’s roster VFX studio, Tippett Studio, delivers live action-packed intensity fused with CG ferocity in the fantasy action 'Immortals' directed by Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) and starring Henry Cavill (The Tudors) and Mickey Rourke.
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FX Launches FX Mastering
News: FX Launches FX MasteringFX Rentals has recently added FX Mastering to its list of audio services
A natural extension to the FX Copyroom, FX Mastering is a flexible service that allows clients to choose their degree of direct involvement with the audio process; this ranges from a website-based upload facility to attended sessions.
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Creative Consultancy Bemis Balkind Names Curt Doty GM and Executive Creative Director of Agency’s Newly Expanded Digital Group
News: Creative Consultancy Bemis Balkind Names Curt Doty GM and Executive Creative Director of Agency’s Newly Expanded Digital GroupDoty Had Been President of Trailer Park's Advanced Content Division
After two decades of spearheading creative and strategic initiatives both on the client side (ABC, Universal) and the service side (Pittard Sullivan, Trailer Park), Curt Doty has joined legendary creative consultancy Bemis Balkind, and will spearhead the agency’s newly expanded Digital Group in the next phase of its client offerings in the areas of digital content, advertising, and distribution. Doty will serve the company as both its GM and as Executive Creative Director, Digital.
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U.S. Air Force Chooses HP as Key Technology Provider
HP today announced that the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has selected it to provide new workstations and desktop PCs as a part of its enterprise IT purchase program.
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VFX House Spatial Harmonics Group (SHG) Names Soto Executive Producer
News: VFX House Spatial Harmonics Group (SHG) Names Soto Executive ProducerVFX house Spatial Harmonics Group, whose credits include the upcoming feature Green Lantern, embarks on growth plan while targeting the film, advertising, game, and new media industries
Executive Producer Marie Soto has partnered with the Spatial Harmonics Group (http://spatialharmonicsgroup.com), a visual effects and creative content development studio. Soto, who has an extensive background in visual effects and post production, will manage new business development and sales for the company, whose recent work includes visual effects for the film "Green Lantern" and advertising projects for AT&T, Lexus and Toyota’s Scion.
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The Bakery To Unveil A Range Of Free Tools For Lighting Professionals At MIFA 2011
New Image Visualization and Compositing Tools Now Available Free of Charge to Worldwide Lighting Community
The Bakery, the 3D computer graphics software company, will unveil a new range of free tools for lighting professionals at the forthcoming MIFA show in Annecy, France (8.-10. June 2011, stand 2.006).
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Autodesk Flame Premium 2012 Offers Tools for Total Creative Control
New Tools for Relighting, Enhanced Stereoscopic 3D Workflow and CG Interoperability
At NAB 2011 -- Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) is now shipping Autodesk Flame Premium 2012, the company's production-proven creative 3D visual effects and finishing software. Introduced in late 2010, Flame Premium combines the award-winning Autodesk Flame visual effects toolset with a powerful timeline workflow for conform and editing, as well as real-time color grading. Flame Premium 2012 features groundbreaking tools for relighting in post, an enhanced stereoscopic 3D (S3D) finishing workflow, and improved integration with Autodesk 3D animation software.
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Encore Puts Groundbreaking IIF-ACES Workflow to the Test on FX's "Justified"
Utilizing the long-anticipated IIF-ACES workflow in its first real-world application, Encore colorist Pankaj Bajpai put the workflow to the test on the popular FX series, "Justified," shot by Francis Kenny, ASC.
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The Hollywood Edge to Debut New SFX Collections at NAB
At NAB 2011, The Hollywood Edge, the premier sound effects library for motion pictures, television and digital gaming, will be showcasing several new CD and DVD releases, including new collections of Foley effects from Soundelux, animal sounds from Discovery’s Animal Planet and sci-fi flavored mechanical effects from renowned sound designers Richard Devine and Jim Stout.
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