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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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Profiles in History Heads To San Diego Comic-Con To Preview Its Newest And One Of Its Most Extensive Array Of Hollywood Memorabilia As It Gears Up For Its Next Big "Hollywood Icons" Auction
The Profiles in History Booth Will Bring Fans One Step Closer to Their Favorite Movies, as they Showcase A Vast Collection of Classic, Famous, Rare, Pop Culture and Unique New & Old Entertainment Items
Leading Hollywood entertainment auction house, Profiles in History is heading to San Diego Comic-Con 2014 to showcase one of its most diverse collections of entertainment memorabilia to date. A preview to Profiles In History's next "Hollywood Icons" auction, scheduled for mid-September 2014, at booth (#1605) will be an exhibit like none other, featuring a number of cases and displays full of props and costumes from many of the best and most popular film and TV shows of all time.
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Combining the Power of cineSync Pro with the Simplicity of Frankie: Rodeo FX Works on "Birdman"
Postproduction Studio Creates Collaborative Review Workflow for Feature Films, TV and Commercials
Rodeo FX relies on both cineSync Pro and Frankie for its postproduction work on feature films, TV shows and commercials, including the movie "Birdman," to be released by New Regency later this year. The Montreal-based VFX studio has created a collaborative workflow that relies on these review-and-approval tools for its work with clients and creatives around the world. With cineSync Pro and Frankie in place, post studios like Rodeo FX are maximizing efficiency even when the production company, director, ad agency and other creatives are in different cities.
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GTC Announces Award Winners 2014
Distinguished camera-work in current war zones was honoured at the Guild of Television Cameramen’s 42nd Awards of Camera Excellence on Sunday May 18. The awards were presented at The Great Barn in Upper Aynho, Oxfordshire. Guest of Honour, Jeremy Thompson, news-presenter and anchor of Sky News at Five, spoke about the contribution of cameramen in television.
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American Cinema Editors Unveils EditFest London Lineup
News: American Cinema Editors Unveils EditFest London LineupPopular Event Returns for its Second Year With a World-Class Lineup of Editors
EditFest London makes its second appearance in the UK on 21 June 2014, when a lineup of top film and television editors will be on hand to share their insights and experiences in the art of editing. This year, American Cinema Editors (A.C.E.) will present the popular daylong event at London's BFI Southbank.
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LOOK Effects Produced the Visual Effects for ABC’s “Black Box”
LOOK Effects has produced all the visual effects for ABC’s new drama, “Black Box,” which airs tonight, Thursday, April 24th, at 10:00 pm EST.
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Visual Effects Society Launches New YouTube Channel Dedicated to VFX
Site to Showcase Exclusive and Best-in-Class Curated Content
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, launched its new YouTube Channel, providing unique access to the world of visual effects and the artists who create them. The channel is designed to showcase outstanding examples of visual effects artistry and innovation from around the world, practical skills demonstrations, insights from leading practitioners and original content from VES signature events, workshops and forums.
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LOOK Effects Produced the Visual Effects for Draft Day
LOOK Effects is proud to announce that they produced the visual effects for Draft Day, which opened last Friday, April 11th.
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LOOK Effects Produced the Visual Effects for AMC’s "TURN"
LOOK Effects is proud to say that they have produced all the visual effects for AMC’s new period drama, TURN, which aired last night, Sunday, April 6th, at 9:00 pm EST.
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BigStar Teases Drama & Turmoil For New Season Of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”
News: BigStar Teases Drama & Turmoil For New Season Of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”For season 4 of the critically acclaimed drama “Game of Thrones,” HBO once again tapped creative strategy and production company BigStar to create the teaser campaign. “Dungeon,” “Desert” and “Forest” hint at turmoil and peril around every corner in Westeros with environmentally-driven character studies that build on this season’s tagline: “All Men Must Die." The new season premieres on April 6th.
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"Game of Thrones" Wins Outstanding Location TV Program "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" Wins Outstanding Location Feature Film at the 1st Annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards
Alexander Payne, Haskell Wexler, Scott Dewees and Sheri Davis Receive Special Honors Billy Crystal and Cheryl Boone Isaacs Among Presenters
The Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) announced the winners of its 1st Annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards, presented by the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment. The event honored the outstanding and creative contributions of Location Professionals in six categories of film, television and commercials during the black-tie ceremony at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. The awards took place before an audience of 450, including LMGA members, industry executives and press. LMGA President Nancy Haecker presided over the ceremony with comedian Jamie Kaler serving as host.
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Creative Profile: Rick Sander, Creative Director, HOAX Films
News: Creative Profile: Rick Sander, Creative Director, HOAX FilmsRick Sander and His Crew from Culver City-based HOAX Films are Finding Success by Redefining the Model for what a Boutique Visual Effects Design Company Can Achieve.
Rick Sander is Creative Director for HOAX Films, a digital production studio he founded with Executive Producer Alexis Nelson in 2010. HOAX Films provides VFX, color and finishing services for commercial, feature and web clients worldwide while maintaining a Southern California local presence.
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Freefly Systems Releases MōVI™ M5 Camera Stabilizer
News: Freefly Systems Releases MōVI™ M5 Camera StabilizerFreefly Systems will be at NAB Booth # C6719
Freefly Systems announces that it is now fulfilling pre-orders on the new MōVI M5 handheld camera stabilizer. The MōVI M5 is a three axis digital stabilizer designed to capture incredibly stable footage on a variety of shooting platforms. The M5 was designed for cameras including the Canon 5D, Nikon D800, Panasonic GH4 and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.
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LOOK Effects Produces Effects for The Grand Budapest Hotel
LOOK Continues Long Relationship with Director Wes Anderson
LOOK Effects is proud to say that they produced visual effects for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, which opens today. This film is the fifth film in which LOOK has collaborated with the brilliant director.
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Location Managers Guild Of America (LMGA) Announces Nominees For The First Annual Location Managers Guild Of America Awards Recognizing Outstanding Location Professionals Achievement In Film, Television And Commercials
Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) today announced nominations for outstanding achievement by location professionals in feature films, television and commercials competing in the First Annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards. The creative contributions of location professionals will be recognized, stressing their importance to the production process. The nominations were announced by LMGA President, Nancy Haecker. The Awards Show announcing winners will take place on Saturday, March 29, at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills.
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Avid Customers Triumph at the 50th Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards
Outstanding Achievements in Sound Mixing Accomplished With Avid's Proven and Trusted Audio Solutions
Avid® (OTC:AVID) today congratulated its customers on their numerous awards and nominations for outstanding achievements in sound mixing at the 50th Annual CAS Awards. Presented by the Cinema Audio Society on February 22 in Los Angeles, the awards recognized the accomplishments of many of the motion picture and television industries' most talented sound mixers who trust Avid audio solutions.
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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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Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 12th Annual VES Awards
"Gravity" is the Big Winner with Six Awards; Frozen Dominates As Winning Animated Film "Game of Thrones" and "PETA" Score Big in the Broadcast and Commercial Categories
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, held the 12th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video games and special venues. Comedian Patton Oswalt served as host to the more than 1000 guests gathered at the Beverly Hilton to celebrate VFX talent in 24 awards categories. The teams from "Gravity," "Frozen," "Game of Thrones" and "PETA" led the wins in their respective categories, with "Gravity" taking home six awards, "Frozen" with four awards, and "Games of Thrones" and "PETA" each winning three.
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HOAX Films Creates “Experiential” Website for Organ Regeneration Science Pioneer MEBO International
News: HOAX Films Creates “Experiential” Website for Organ Regeneration Science Pioneer MEBO InternationalMEBO Campus site feature a floating city that continues to grow.
Kevin Xu, CEO of MEBO International has come up with a novel way to introduce audience to the achievements of organ regeneration science. Visitors to the California-based company’s campus website find themselves in a computer-generated floating city that’s home to a towering library, a giant rotating sphere and other iconic wonders. Visitors can choose to tour the city on foot or from the seat of a translucent shuttlecraft while a narrator describes “a revolution in science that will change our lives.”
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"HER," "GRAVITY" and "THE GREAT GATSBY" Win at 18th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence In Production Design Awards, Presented By Kohler
News: "HER," "GRAVITY" and "THE GREAT GATSBY" Win at 18th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence In Production Design Awards, Presented By Kohler“GAME OF THRONES,” “VEEP” and “BEHIND THE CANDELABRA” Win for Television Series Martin Scorsese Receives Cinematic Imagery Award From Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) has announced winners of its 18th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, Presented by Kohler Co., in ten categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during the black-tie ceremony in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The awards took place before an audience of more than 800, including guild members, industry executives and press. ADG Council Chair John Shaffner presided over the awards ceremony with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host.
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GRAVITY Earns Top Honors from Cinematographers
KILLING LINCOLN, GAME OF THRONES and DRUNK HISTORY Win in TV Categories
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jeremy Benning, CSC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC and Blake McClure earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 28th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony was held here tonight at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Lubezki won the ASC Award in the feature film competition for GRAVITY. Benning won the TV movie/miniseries award for KILLING LINCOLN. Freeman took home top honors in the one-hour episodic television category for GAME OF THRONES, and McClure was the recipient of the half-hour episodic series award for DRUNK HISTORY.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Complete Golden Reel Nominations
The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards in all categories. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Nominees for the 12th Annual VES Awards
Gravity Leads the Feature Film Nominations; Frozen and The Croods are Top Animated Film Contenders; Game of Thrones Leads the Broadcast Field
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, announced the nominees for the 12th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on-the-keys artists who bring this work to life. Nominees were selected by VES members via concurrent events in Los Angeles and within the eight Global VES Sections - New York, Bay Area, New Zealand, Sydney, United Kingdom, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. The VES Awards will be held on February 12th at the Beverly Hilton.
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Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations For The 50th CAS Awards For Outstanding Achievement In Sound Mixing And CAS Technical Achievement Awards For 2013
The Cinema Audio Society announces the nominees for the 50th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2013 in six categories.
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HOAX Films Executive Producer Alexis Nelson to Speak at ACM SIGGRAPH Careers Event
Event set for January 21 in Los Angeles.
Alexis Nelson, Co-Founder and Executive Producer of HOAX Films, will take part in a panel discussion focused on careers in digital media in an event hosted by the Los Angeles chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH and Otis College of Art and Design. “Careers in Digital Media 2014” will feature managers and recruiters from some of the visual effects industry’s leading companies. They will offer insights into the career outlook in games, broadcast, television, film and other media, and provide the inside scoop into where the jobs are…and where they aren’t.
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Iceland Cements its Position as Top Choice for Filmmakers the World Over
News: Iceland Cements its Position as Top Choice for Filmmakers the World OverIceland, renowned for its out-of-this-world landscapes and extreme, unique environment has confirmed its status as filmmakers favourite as it celebrates a deluge of blockbuster movies and TV productions recently filmed on the island.
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LOOK Effects Produced the Visual Effects for Grudge Match
Fills the New Orleans’ Arena with 10,000 Fight Fans
LOOK Effects is proud to say that they produced the visual effects for Grudge Match. The film stars Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone and opened in theaters on December 25th.
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American Film Institute AFI Awards 2013 Official Selections
10 Outstanding Motion Pictures and Television Programs Inducted into the AFI Almanac of the Art Form
The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced the official selections of AFI AWARDS 2013 – 10 outstanding films and 10 outstanding television programs deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year's most significant achievements in the art of the moving image.
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American Society of Cinematographers Names Television Nominees
HBO and Starz Lead Nominations
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has selected its television nominees for the organization’s 28th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. The winners will be announced at a gala on February 1, 2014, here at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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Modern VideoFilm Congratulates Their Own Dave Cole for Winning Outstanding Color Grading – Feature Film at the HPA Awards November 7, 2013
News: Modern VideoFilm Congratulates Their Own Dave Cole for Winning Outstanding Color Grading – Feature Film at the HPA Awards November 7, 2013Dave Cole (Tron: Legacy, Ides of March, Alvin and the Chipmunk Trilogy) was awarded Outstanding Color Grading – Feature Film at the Hollywood Post Alliance’s (HPA) award show at the Skirball Cultural center last week for his work on the Ang Lee film, Life of Pi.
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2013 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners Announced Gala Event Spotlights Leaders and Innovators in Post Production
News: 2013 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners Announced Gala Event Spotlights Leaders and Innovators in Post ProductionThe 2013 HPA Awards® took place tonight, celebrating talent and innovation in 12 creative categories as well as in three special honors. The HPA Awards recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in helping to create features, television programs, spots, and entertainment enjoyed around the world. Presented by the Hollywood Post Alliance® - the professional organization for the post production community - the 8th Annual HPA Awards took place at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, in front of a sold out audience of industry insiders and luminaries.
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Marvel's Thor: The Dark World™ Battles Its Way Into North American IMAX® 3D Theatres Starting Nov. 8
IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Marvel Entertainment, a division of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), today announced that Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, starring Chris Hemsworth, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released into IMAX® theatres across North America beginning Nov. 8.
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LOOK Effects’ Work to Open Berlin Film Festival
LOOK Produced the Visual Effects for Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel
LOOK Effects is proud to say that they produced the visual effects for the film that will open the 64th Berlin International Film Festival, Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel. The film will premiere at the Berlinale Palast on February 6, 2014. Grand Budapest Hotel is the fifth film in which LOOK has collaborated with the brilliant director.
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Cooke Optics brings miniS4/i lenses to BVE North 2013
News: Cooke Optics brings miniS4/i lenses to BVE North 2013- Cooke mini S4/i range brings ‘Cooke Look’ to TV dramas -
At BVE North 2013 Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, will demonstrate its miniS4/i lenses that are increasingly being used to bring an organic look to digital content for high end television dramas such as "Devious Maids" and "The Client List." The Leicester-based company will also show its T1.4 5/i prime lenses on Stand D28.
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HOAX Films Executive Producer Alexis Nelson to Speak at The World Animation and VFX Summit
News: HOAX Films Executive Producer Alexis Nelson to Speak at The World Animation and VFX SummitEvent set for November 5th in Marina del Rey, California.
Alexis Nelson, Co-Founder and Executive Producer of HOAX Films will participate in a panel discussion entitled "Creating CG" and "VFX in Commercials" as part of The World Animation and VFX Summit on November 5th. Nelson will discuss HOAX Films’ recent work for Guess, NBC, Chevrolet, Absolut and other brands, and how a boutique visual effects house can thrive in the fiercely competitive world of advertising.
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U.S. Premiere of DOC MARTIN, Series 6 Exclusively on Acorn TV Beginning October 7th
"Best British TV" Streaming Service Debuts the Highly Anticipated New Season of the #1 Dramedy Only a Month After Its UK Premiere
Acorn TV is Also Featuring the Premieres of the Newest Seasons of Hit Detective Dramas VERA Starring Two-Time Oscar(R) Nominee Brenda Blethyn and ABOVE SUSPICION Starring Kelly Reilly and Ciaran Hinds
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Cooke Optics Presents First Two Working Anamorphic/i Lenses at IBC 2013
News: Cooke Optics Presents First Two Working Anamorphic/i Lenses at IBC 2013Also showing first working Metrology product and full range of miniS4/i, S4/i, 5/i lenses
At IBC 2013 Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, will present the first two working production models from its Anamorphic/i range that was launched to great acclaim at NAB 2013. In addition, the first production model in the new Cooke Metrology lens testing range will be on display on Stand 11.D10, together with Cooke’s full range of miniS4/i, S4/i, and 5/i lenses.
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Cooke Optics, Codex and The Pixel Farm present /i Squared Technology
News: Cooke Optics, Codex and The Pixel Farm present /i Squared Technology- Next-generation metadata system expands capabilities of /i Technology -
At IBC 2013, Cooke Optics will announce its new /i Squared Technology system (patent pending) that expands the capabilities of the original /i Technology system developed by Cooke to record key lens data for post-production work and real-time display.
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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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LOOK Effects Hires David Embley
Embley to Serve as Director of Finance
LOOK Effects has hired financial management consultant David Embley as their new Director of Finance. With over 15 years experience, David brings extensive accounting knowledge and expertise to his new appointment. He is based in LOOK’s Los Angeles headquarters and began his new position at the end of July.
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eyeon® Delivers Visual Effects for Editing AVID™ Bundle
News: eyeon® Delivers Visual Effects for Editing AVID™ BundleIn anticipation of AVID Technology’s DS transition announcement scheduled for August 9, 2013, eyeon Software announced today their eyeon for AVID bundle of their visual effects for editing suite of products.
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Cooke Optics Brings Award-Winning Lenses And Technology Innovations To IBC 2013
- Full range of lenses on show, plus Metrology products and /i Technology announcement expected -
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, will present its full range of miniS4/i, S4/i, 5/i and Anamoprhic/i lenses on Stand 11.D10 at IBC 2013, as well as the first production model in the new Cooke Metrology lens testing range. The company is also expected to reveal more details about the next generation of /i Technology metadata system.
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Codex, Cooke Optics And The Pixel Farm Announce Plans For Next-Gen Metadata System
News: Codex, Cooke Optics And The Pixel Farm Announce Plans For Next-Gen Metadata System- Companies will build on /i Technology to assist VFX post teams -
Cooke Optics, the Academy Award®-winning manufacturer of precision lenses, is to team up with Codex, the manufacturer of high-end digital equipment for film and television production, and The Pixel Farm, the developer of image processing technologies, to develop and deliver the next generation of metadata capture for film and digital cameras.
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Legend3D Enhances Pipeline with eyeon Generation®
Leading Stereoscopic and Visual Effects studio, Legend3D, Inc., announced today the deployment of hundreds of licenses of eyeon’s latest Generation release.
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EditFest London Makes Starry Debut American Cinema Editors Event Presents World Class Talent to Sold-Out Audience
News: EditFest London Makes Starry Debut American Cinema Editors Event Presents World Class Talent to Sold-Out AudienceAmerican Cinema Editors (ACE), the honorary society of motion picture editors, made its international debut last weekend in the UK with EditFest London. The event took place at the Ray Dolby Theater in Soho to a sold-out crowd of working and aspiring editors and industry professionals. An impressive roster of top editors shared their experiences over the course of the day, offering a rare opportunity for attendees to hear the most compelling artists talk about their work, ask questions of them, and mingle with colleagues. Los Angeles-based ACE Board Member Steve Rivkin, A.C.E. "Avatar"," Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," "Dead Man's Chest" and "At World's End" opened the day and welcomed panelists and attendees to the event.
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NVIDIA Quadro K4000 Helps Pixomondo Create Alien Worlds for Star Trek Into Darkness
News: NVIDIA Quadro K4000 Helps Pixomondo Create Alien Worlds for Star Trek Into DarknessPixomondo is an international visual effects company that utilizes a 24-hour production cycle enabled by a global network of facilities for feature film, television and commercial projects. Recognized with an Academy Award™ for "HUGO" and an Emmy Award™ for the second season of "Game of Thrones", the company’s artistic prowess is further evident in its stunning visual effects work for J.J. Abrams' epic "Star Trek Into Darkness."
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Cooke Optics announces plans to extend factory and workforce in response to continuing demand for PL glass
News: Cooke Optics announces plans to extend factory and workforce in response to continuing demand for PL glass- Reaction to launch of Anamorphic/i lenses underscores need for further expansion -
Cooke Optics, the leading manufacturer of precision lenses, today announced that it will extend its factory and workforce in Leicester, UK to accommodate the sustained and growing demand for its world-leading, hand-crafted lenses. The news comes on the day that Cooke receives the Technical Lifetime Achievement Award at Cine Gear Expo 2013 in recognition of the significant contributions Cooke has made to advancing the art and craft of film making.
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Cooke Optics to receive Technical Lifetime Achievement Award at Cine Gear Expo 2013
- Lens manufacturer will show latest innovations including Anamorphic/i and Metrology range -
Cooke Optics will be the recipient of the Cine Gear Expo 2013 Technical Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of ’the significant contributions Cooke has made to advancing the art and craft of film making’. The award will be presented at the Cine Gear Expo VIP Reception at the Paramount Theater and Paseo Grounds on Friday 31 May 2013.
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American Cinema Editors Announces Debut of EditFest London
Popular Event Heads to the U.K. for the First Time with World-Class Line-Up of Editors
On 29 June, 2013, American Cinema Editors (ACE) will present the London debut of its popular event, EditFest. After five years in Los Angeles and New York, EditFest London will take place on Saturday, the 29th of June, marking the first time the event has traveled outside of the U.S. An impressive roster of top editors is scheduled to share their experiences with attendees for a full day at the Ray Dolby Screening Room in Soho.
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Cooke Optics adds to miniS4/i range
- New 40mm and 65mm lenses launch at NAB 2013 -
Cooke Optics, the leading manufacturer of precision lenses, announced today that it will add two new lenses to its miniS4/i range. The 40mm and 65mm lenses have been developed in response to customer demand. The miniS4/i range consists of smaller, lightweight lenses that bring the professional ‘Cooke Look®’ to all content creators at an affordable cost.
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Cooke Optics Launches New Affordable Range of Metrology Tools
News: Cooke Optics Launches New Affordable Range of Metrology Tools- Prototype lens test projector on display at NAB 2013 -
Cooke Optics, the leading manufacturer of precision lenses, today launched Cooke Metrology, a range of innovative and affordable lens testing equipment designed by Cooke and manufactured by Pure4C.
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Cooke Optics and Thales Angénieux Announce Collaboration on Compatible Anamorphic Lenses
News: Cooke Optics and Thales Angénieux Announce Collaboration on Compatible Anamorphic LensesNAB 2013, C11149 , C6020 (Thales Angénieux)
Two of the most esteemed names in the content creation industry, Cooke Optics and Thales Angénieux, today confirmed that their technical teams have worked together to share designs of their respective new anamorphic lenses. The results of the collaboration will bring cinematographers a full range of compatible anamorphic lenses, including Cooke's Academy Award® winning design that captures the 'Cooke Look®' and Angénieux' renowned zoom technology, also awarded by the Academy in 2009, to meet the demand for today’s film and digital capture.
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Zoic Adds Emmy®-Winning Rainer Gombos As Creative Director
News: Zoic Adds Emmy®-Winning Rainer Gombos As Creative DirectorGame of Thrones VFX Supervisor Joins Visual Effects Studio
Culver City/Vancouver-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has signed Emmy®-winning Creative Director Rainer Gombos. Gombos will serve as a Creative Director and VFX Supervisor. He joins Zoic on the heels of his 2012 Emmy® Award win for Best Visual Effects for his work as VFX Supervisor on the season two finale of HBO’s acclaimed series, Game of Thrones. The German visual effects veteran, most recently at Pixomondo, boasts a diverse background in blockbuster features including Fast Five, Sucker Punch, 2012, Beautiful Creatures and Sin City, commercial work for Snickers, Saturn and Total to name a few, as well as myriad music videos and video games. Gombos comes from a fine arts background, bringing passion and precision to every project he works on.
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ARRI teams with The Camera Store to demonstrate ALEXA Broadcast camera at BVE 2013
News: ARRI teams with The Camera Store to demonstrate ALEXA Broadcast camera at BVE 2013ARRI has chosen a Vinten Osprey Elite pedestal plus a Vector 430 pan and tilt head from The Camera Store (a Vitec Group company) as part of an ALEXA camera demonstration scheduled for BVE 2013 in London's ExCel, 26-28 February. The demonstration is being arranged by ARRI CT in conjunction with ARRI Media.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2013 Golden Reel Winners
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2013 Golden Reel WinnersSound professionals from the worlds of features, television, animation, documentary and computer interactive entertainment were honored tonight as the Motion Picture Sound Editors presented the 60th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Bobbi Banks, now in her eighth year as MPSE President, opened the awards ceremony, held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in Los Angeles, which recognized outstanding achievement in sound editing in 22 categories.
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Feature and Television Productions Captured by Codex Honored at BAFTA, ASC Awards
News: Feature and Television Productions Captured by Codex Honored at BAFTA, ASC Awards“Skyfall,” “Life of Pi,” and “Game of Thrones” continue the Codex winning streak.
Feature film and television productions produced with Codex digital recording and workflow technology continue to rack up key technical and creative awards. At this year’s British Film Academy Awards (BAFTA) held this past Sunday in London, Skyfall took the Alexander Korda Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year, while Life of Pi won for Best Cinematography (Claudio Miranda, ASC) and Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects.
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Cooke Optics says hello to Oscar® at SciTech Academy Awards®
News: Cooke Optics says hello to Oscar® at SciTech Academy Awards®Cooke Optics was awarded an Academy Award® of Merit at the Scientific & Technical Awards ceremony on Saturday 9 February 2013, in recognition of the company’s “continuing innovation in design, development and manufacture of advanced camera lenses that have helped define the look of motion pictures over the last century”. Cooke Optics was this year’s only recipient of an Oscar® statuette at the ceremony which took place at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles.
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SKYFALL Earns Top Honors from Cinematographers; Game of Thrones, Hunted, Wilfred and Great Expectations Win in TV Categories
News: SKYFALL Earns Top Honors from Cinematographers; Game of Thrones, Hunted, Wilfred and Great Expectations Win in TV CategoriesRoger Deakins, ASC, BSC; Balazs Bolygo, HSC; Kramer Morgenthau, ASC; Florian Hoffmeister; and Bradford Lipson claimed top honors in the four competitive categories at the 27th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement, which was held here tonight at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
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ARRI Awarded Technical Engineering Achievement by TV Academy
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored Arnold & Richter Cine Technik (ARRI) with a 2012 Technical Engineering Achievement Award on Jan. 10 in Las Vegas at a ceremony during the Consumer Electronics Show.
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BigStar Soars with Iconic Promo Teaser for HBO’s “Game of Thrones”
News: BigStar Soars with Iconic Promo Teaser for HBO’s “Game of Thrones”HBO tapped creative strategy and production company BigStar to create the promotional teaser for the highly anticipated third season of “Game of Thrones.” The promo creatively captures the theme "Their World Returns to Ours," with the show’s iconic raven of Westeros ominously soaring through contemporary real-world environments. Season 3 premieres on March 31, 2013.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2013 Golden Reel Nominees
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2013 Golden Reel NomineesThe Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 60th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of today’s most talented sound professionals and their contributions to feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment media from around the world.
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Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations For The 49th CAS Awards For Outstanding Achievement In Sound Mixing For 2012
The Cinema Audio Society announces the nominees for the 49th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2012 in six categories.
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Cooke Optics to be honoured at 85th Academy Awards®
News: Cooke Optics to be honoured at 85th Academy Awards®Cooke Optics will receive an Academy Award® of Merit — an Oscar® statuette — for its continuing innovation in the design, development and manufacture of motion picture camera lenses.
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American Film Institute Announces AFI Awards 2012 Official Selections
AFI Almanac Honors Ten Most Outstanding Motion Pictures and Television Programs of the Year
The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the official selections of AFI AWARDS 2012 – the awards season event favored by artists and entertainment executives for its intimacy and collaborative recognition where everyone is a winner – that documents the year’s most outstanding achievements in film and television.
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American Society of Cinematographers Names Television Nominees
FOX Leads Nominations
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has selected its television nominees for the organization’s 27th Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography. The winners will be announced on February 10, 2013, at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom.
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Cooke MINIS4/i lenses are the popular choice in Uruguay
News: Cooke MINIS4/i lenses are the popular choice in Uruguay- ‘Terra Ribelle 2’ is one of many recent miniS4/i shoots -
Cooke miniS4 lenses (formerly known as Panchro by Cooke) have gained rapid popularity in Uruguay, with many international feature film, television and commercial productions turning to the small, lightweight lenses to bring warmth and personality to digital images.
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DPA Microphones Tackle a Medieval Fantasy
News: DPA Microphones Tackle a Medieval FantasyDPA’s 4071 Lavalier Microphones Help Award-winning Production Sound Mixer Ronan Hill Deliver Crystal-Clear Dialogue for HBO’s Third Series of Game of Thrones
To ensure that his original recordings were as pristine as possible, Emmy Award winning Production Sound Mixer Ronan Hill employed DPA Microphones’ 4071 lavaliere microphones to capture the on-location dialogue while filming the third series of HBO’s medieval fantasy television series Game of Thrones.
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Blackmagic Design Congratulates 2012 HPA Award Winners for Outstanding Color Grading
Blackmagic Design would like to congratulate all the 2012 HPA® Award winners in the Outstanding Color Grading category, including Rob Pizzey and Siggy Ferstl of Company 3 and Joe Finley of Modern VideoFilm. All three colorists used DaVinci Resolve to perform color grading on their award winning projects. The Hollywood Post Alliance’s annual HPA Awards foster awareness of post production, promote creative and technical excellence in the field and recognize the achievement of post production talent.
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Cooke Optics rebrands Panchro range as Mini S4/i
- Lower cost range retains all current features -
Cooke Optics is to rebrand its Panchro by Cooke range as the Mini S4/i range in response to customer feedback. While the small, lightweight and affordable lenses are loved by those who have used and purchased them, the change comes as a result of lingering confusion over the name.
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The 7th Annual Hollywood Post Alliance Awards Winners Unveiled
Post Production Gala Brings Recognition to Innovation and Artistry
In a gala celebration last night, winners of the 2012 HPA® Awards were recognized for the outstanding contributions they have made in helping create the features, programs, spots, and entertainment seen around the world. The Hollywood Post Alliance® - the professional organization for the post production community - presented the 7th Annual HPA Awards to a sold out audience of industry insiders and luminaries. Industry professionals were honored in 12 creative categories as well as a number of special awards including Engineering Excellence, HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production, and the prestigious Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production, which had been announced earlier.
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FilmLight's On-Set and Dailies Products Win an Emmy
News: FilmLight's On-Set and Dailies Products Win an EmmyFilmLight has been awarded a 2012 Primetime Emmy Award for its innovative colour preview and dailies products Truelight On-Set and Baselight TRANSFER.
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Cooke Optics S4 lenses capture ‘World Without End’
News: Cooke Optics S4 lenses capture ‘World Without End’- Cooke lenses bring warm, filmic quality to digital production -
Lenses by Cooke Optics were used to capture a sweeping vision of the Middle Ages for ‘WORLD WITHOUT END,’ a new eight-hour epic television drama produced by Tandem Communications and Take 5 Productions in co-production with Galafilm and in association with Scott Free Films.
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Pixomondo Brings Vacation Inspiration to Times Square for TripAdvisor
News: Pixomondo Brings Vacation Inspiration to Times Square for TripAdvisorNew York City's Times Square feels more inspirational this week thanks to vacation-centric animations created by visual effects company Pixomondo to promote TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site. Three separate thirty-second brand spots are now being featured on the NASDAQ Tower and Marquee and the Reuters Tower in Times Square, running simultaneously throughout the day.
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Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt to Invade Theatres in a New Sci-Fi Thriller on March 14, 2014
From Director Doug Liman, the Film is Based on the Book "All You Need is Kill"
The upcoming epic sci-fi thriller, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt and based on the book All You Need is Kill, will open on March 14, 2014, from Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
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Hackenbacker Tackles The Audio Post For Hunted – A Major New Series For BBC One and HBO Cinemax
News: Hackenbacker Tackles The Audio Post For Hunted – A Major New Series For BBC One and HBO CinemaxAfter completing the audio post production for all 10 series of the drama Spooks, Soho-based post production facility Hackenbacker has returned to the world of espionage – this time tackling the audio post for Hunted, a new eight-part suspense thriller produced by Kudos Film & Television in association with Big Light Productions, for BBC One and HBO’s Cinemax channel.
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Pixomondo Congratulates 'Game of Thrones' VFX Team on EMMY® Win
News: Pixomondo Congratulates 'Game of Thrones' VFX Team on EMMY® WinPixomondo artists took home Outstanding Special Visual Effects honors for their work on the "Game of Thrones" season two finale, "Valar Morghulis," at the primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards ceremony that was held Saturday, September 15, at the NOKIA Theatre LA LIVE in Los Angeles. The winners include Pixomondo's Rainer Gombos, Juri Stanossek, Sven Martin, Chris Stenner, Tobias Mannewitz, Thilo Ewers and Jan Fielder as well as show VFX producer Steve Kullback and VFX coordinator Adam Chazen.
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Todd-AO and Soundelux Artists Win Sound Emmys for “Game of Thrones”
Artists from CSS Studios’ Todd-AO and Soundelux won two Emmy Awards for their work on the HBO series Game of Thrones in the 64th Emmy Primetime Awards announced Saturday in Los Angeles.
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2012 Hollywood Post Alliance Awards Announce Nominees
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced the nominees for the 2012 HPA Awards. The 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 nominees in the 12 craft categories were chosen from a field of talented and innovative entries in color grading, editing, sound, and compositing for motion pictures, commercials and television. This year marked the largest number of entries in the Awards' history. The winners of the 2012 HPA Awards will be announced at a gala evening at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA on November 1st, 2012.
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ALEXA – The Most Complete Digital Camera System Ever Built
News: ALEXA – The Most Complete Digital Camera System Ever BuiltARRI’s five ALEXA models have built a reputation as the most powerful digital camera systems in the industry, enabling a new era in visual storytelling for a variety of productions. Recent award-winning features like Hugo, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Anonymous, Amour and Melancholia relied on ALEXA for image capture. The camera was also behind-the-scenes on this year’s box office champion, The Avengers -- the third highest grossing film of all time.
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Emmy-Nominated BAKED FX & Award-Winning MindSmack Enter Innovative, Creative Partnership
News: Emmy-Nominated BAKED FX & Award-Winning MindSmack Enter Innovative, Creative PartnershipThe visual effects team at BAKED FX, whose work has just been nominated for an Emmy Award and an MTV Video Music Award (VMA), has entered into a unique creative partnership with MindSmack (http://www.mindsmack.tv), one of the foremost digital media production and post-production houses in New York City. The innovative collaboration partners both companies to provide design, visual effects, and extensive post-production services to the industry’s top directors, producers, production companies and ad agencies.
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Emmy-Nominated Production Sound Mixer Casts Sound Devices for Game of Thrones
News: Emmy-Nominated Production Sound Mixer Casts Sound Devices for Game of ThronesSound Devices is a Staple in Ronan Hill’s Production Sound Rigs
Emmy-nominated Production Sound Mixer Ronan Hill, currently on set for the third season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, has once again tapped digital audio recorders from Sound Devices to help record dialogue and ambiance for the fast-paced dramatic series. The company’s 788T recorder has become a mainstay in his cart-based and portable sound rigs.
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NVIDIA Maximus Takes Commercial VFX to New Heights at a52
News: NVIDIA Maximus Takes Commercial VFX to New Heights at a52When looking for ways to field-test the phenomenal power of the latest NVIDIA® Maximus™ enabled workstations, the company teamed up with longtime customer a52, a boutique visual effects studio based in Santa Monica, Calif. The visual effects and post-production arm of sister companies Elastic and Rock Paper Scissors, an editorial company founded by Academy Award-winning editor Angus Wall, a52 has worked on numerous award-winning advertising campaigns, as well as the Emmy winning Game of Thrones opening title sequence, and last year’s Red Cross Holiday campaign, which recently received top honors at the Annecy Animation Festival. Having used NVIDIA Quadro® GPUs exclusively in their artists’ workstations, as well as their Autodesk Smoke and Flame systems, a52 offered the perfect venue to evaluate the second generation of NVIDIA Maximus enabled-workstations.
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Pixomondo Taps Roma O’Connor and Joern Grosshans for London Office
News: Pixomondo Taps Roma O’Connor and Joern Grosshans for London OfficeInternational visual effects company Pixomondo has added two top-notch VFX industry professionals to their London office, Executive Producer Roma O’Connor and VFX Supervisor Joern Grosshans. The new additions bring a comprehensive industry understanding gained through years of experience to the London studio.
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Todd-AO and Soundelux Artists Garner Four Emmy Nominations for Sound
Artists from CSS Studios’ Todd-AO and Soundelux facilities have earned a total of four nominations for sound in the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards. The nominations include work in Sound Editing and Sound Mixing for the series Game of Thrones, CSI: Miami and Entourage.
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Pixomondo Shatters Knights And Enhances Battles For Universal Pictures’ Snow White And The Huntsman
News: Pixomondo Shatters Knights And Enhances Battles For Universal Pictures’ Snow White And The HuntsmanSnow White and the Huntsman
, a breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale, features more than 270 visual effects shots created by international VFX company Pixomondo. The action-packed fantasy film from Universal Pictures includes epic battles and magical flair that would have been impossible to achieve without extensive visual effects. The film’s visual effects supervisors, Cedric Nicolas-Troyan and Phil Brennan, enlisted Pixomondo to work on much of the prologue, which features a barrage of fighting, as well as the final siege sequence.
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Hammer Creative “Confronts Death” By Producing New Promotional Campaign For THQs Darksiders II -- Cinematic, Live Action Trailer, Conceived & Produced By Hammer, Features “Game Of Thrones” Star James Cosmo
News: Hammer Creative “Confronts Death” By Producing New Promotional Campaign For THQs Darksiders II -- Cinematic, Live Action Trailer, Conceived & Produced By Hammer, Features “Game Of Thrones” Star James CosmoHammer Creative, a Videogame Creative Agency specializing in all aspects of A/V, has conceived, produced, edited, and provided post production for a new, four trailer marketing campaign promoting client THQ’s new Darksiders II videogame. The announcement was made by Hammer Creative’s Executive Creative Director Scott Hayman.
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Cinematographer Robert McLachlan joins the “Game of Thrones” team for the final two episodes of the popular series’ 3rd season
News: Cinematographer Robert McLachlan joins the “Game of Thrones” team for the final two episodes of the popular series’ 3rd seasonThe project reunites Robert with director David Nutter, who he previously worked with on the hit 90’s series “Millennium”
Vancouver based Cinematographer, Robert McLachlan is set to reunite professionally with director David Nutter on the hit television show “Game of Thrones”. Robert has been asked to be the Director of Photography for the two finale episodes of the third season for the popular HBO series. The episodes are expected to be the biggest and most spectacular to-date for the show, which is a fantasy television adaptation of George R. R. Martin's series of books, titled A Game of Thrones. Filming will take place this summer and fall in Ireland, Croatia and Morocco. The episodes will air on the HBO network next year.
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Pixomondo Opens New Facility in Detroit
International visual effects company Pixomondo announced the opening of a new studio in Detroit, Michigan, bringing their global network total to thirteen facilities spanning three continents. The new studio, formed through the acquisition of boutique VFX company, With A Twist, now dubbed Pixomondo DTW, will focus on feature film, television and commercial work, handling both local and international projects.
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Pixomondo Creates VFX for "Game of Thrones" Season Two
News: Pixomondo Creates VFX for "Game of Thrones" Season TwoFacilities Across Europe, US and China Create Fire-Breathing Dragons, Set Extensions of Westeros and More for HBO's Highly Acclaimed Series
International visual effects company Pixomondo is the primary VFX provider for the second season of HBO's award-winning fantasy television series "Game of Thrones" created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Season two features ten, one-hour episodes and premiered on April 1, 2012. Under the guidance of show VFX supervisor, Pixomondo's Rainer Gombos, and Pixomondo visual effects supervisor Juri Stanossek, the ambitious project is led by the company's Stuttgart facility, one of 12 Pixomondo studios around the world.
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Pixomondo Drives 'Faster Than Disaster' for MINI China
News: Pixomondo Drives 'Faster Than Disaster' for MINI ChinaPixomondo joined forces with Chinese advertising agency Interone Beijing (a BBDO agency) to create the latest viral spot, "Faster Than Disaster," for MINI China. The quirky 1:51 viral features a mostly hand drawn, 2D animated stage environment that irreverently displays scenes illustrating how a MINI is ideally suited to outrunning an impending apocalypse.
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Pixomondo Opens in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
News: Pixomondo Opens in Baton Rouge, LouisianaTwelfth Company Facility to Service Local Film and Commercial Productions
International visual effects company Pixomondo announced today the opening of its twelfth facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The occasion was marked with a press conference together with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Baton Rouge Mayor-President Melvin "Kip" Holden and Pixomondo Founder Thilo Kuther held at Raleigh Studios Baton Rouge at the Celtic Media Centre in celebration of the thriving local film, television and advertising production community.
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Pixomondo Congratulates "Hugo" Team On Best VFX Academy Award® Win
VFX Supervisor Ben Grossmann and Digital Effects Supervisor Alex Henning Take Home Oscar Gold for Outstanding VFX Work on Hugo
Pixomondo Visual Effects Supervisor Ben Grossmann and Pixomondo Digital Effects Supervisor Alex Henning – along with Hugo’s Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Legato and Special Effects Supervisor Joss Williams – earned the Best Visual Effects Oscar® for work on Martin Scorsese’s 3D epic adventure, Hugo, at the 84th Academy Awards held last night at the Hollywood & Highland Center®. The win marks Pixomondo’s first-ever Academy Award® and caps a wildly successful awards season for the magical film, which includes VFX recognition from the BAFTA® Awards, the VES (Visual Effects Society) Awards and the International Press Academy Satellite Awards.
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Pixomondo Collapses Underwater Caves And Electrifies a Giant Eel In Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
The 3D family tale Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, from New Line Cinema, Contrafilm Production and Warner Bros. Pictures, features an array of fantastical visual effects shots, 81 of which were completed by international visual effects company Pixomondo. A follow-up to Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D, much of the action-packed adventure takes place on strange island in the middle of nowhere packed with extraordinary life forms, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes, and more. Pixomondo was one of seven vendors who contributed to the 430 total VFX shots in the film, with five of Pixomondo’s eleven global facilities working on the project.
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Visual Effects Society (VES) Announces Winners of 10th Annual VES Awards
News: Visual Effects Society (VES) Announces Winners of 10th Annual VES AwardsRango, recognized with awards in four categories, is the night's most honored project - Surprise appearance by Martin Scorsese is one of evening's highlights
The Visual Effects Society (VES) announced the winners of its 10th Annual VES Awards tonight at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The annual event recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry in 23 categories of film, animation, television, commercials, special venues and video games.
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Steve Pugh Joins Pixomondo As Executive Producer In Burbank
Pixomondo has hired Steve Pugh as an Executive Producer to help oversee projects from the Burbank office, one of the company’s 11 studios around the world. A twenty year veteran of the visual effects industry, Pugh will be involved in streamlining the production pipeline of the Burbank office to better accommodate their growing mixed roster of television and film work. In March, the Burbank office will upgrade to a much larger facility - an 11,000 square foot space located in Media Studios North.
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Pixomondo Creates Aerial Acrobatics for "Red Tails"
News: Pixomondo Creates Aerial Acrobatics for "Red Tails"International visual effects company Pixomondo completed 546 shots on "Red Tails", about a third of the film’s 1524 total VFX shots. A passion project of executive producer George Lucas more than 20 years in the making, the tale of World War II Tuskegee Airmen features explosive VFX work from five of Pixomondo’s eleven global facilities, a network of companies located across the US, UK, Germany, Canada and China.
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Pixomondo Recognized with Academy Award®, BAFTA Award® and VES Award Nominations For Best VFX
VFX Supervisor Ben Grossmann and Digital Effects Supervisor Alex Henning Receive Nods For Outstanding VFX Work on "Hugo"
Talented artists from international visual effects company Pixomondo have earned the company's first-ever Academy Award® nomination garnered for work on Martin Scorsese's 3D epic adventure, Hugo. Pixomondo Visual Effects Supervisor Ben Grossmann and Pixomondo Digital Effects Supervisor Alex Henning - along with Hugo's Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Legato and Special Effects Supervisor Joss Williams - are among the contenders competing for the Best Visual Effects Oscar®.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors announce nominations for 59th Annual Golden Reel® Awards
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors announce nominations for 59th Annual Golden Reel® AwardsGale Anne Hurd named 2012 MPSE Filmmaker Recipient
Nominees for this year’s annual Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards include leading proponents of the art of sound editing, music editing and sound design from around the world. “Our members are editing professionals who want to raise awareness of what a motion-picture soundtrack is capable of doing to support the art of motion pictures,” considers MPSE president Bobbi Banks. Winners in various categories of Feature Films, Television and Others will be given their 2012 Golden Reels during a gala awards ceremony to be held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel on Sunday, February 19. The 2012 MPSE Filmmaker Award will be film/TV producer Gale Anne Hurd, while the 2012 MPSE Career Achievement Recipient will be renowned sound designer and editor George Watters II.
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Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations For The 48th CAS Awards For Outstanding Achievement In Sound Mixing For 2011
The Cinema Audio Society announces the nominees for the 48th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2011 in four categories.
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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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