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Asbury PR Agency and Bridge Strategic Communications Form Strategic Alliance to Offer PR and Marketing Service to Diverse Clients
News: Asbury PR Agency and Bridge Strategic Communications Form Strategic Alliance to Offer PR and Marketing Service to Diverse ClientsTwo of the entertainment industry’s most experienced and respected public relations practitioners, Stu Zakim, founder of New York City-based Bridge Strategic Communications, and Dan Harary, founder of Beverly Hills, CA-based Asbury PR Agency, have formed a strategic alliance. The two agency owners have joined forces to offer media and entertainment industry clients, across all sectors, full-service public relations, promotional, social media, and marketing services, on a national basis.
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Xytech Partners With Unlimi-Tech Enabling Accelerated File Transfers
Integration of FileCatalyst Technology with MediaPulse Platform Seamlessly Speeds File Delivery
Xytech, the leader in facility management software for the broadcast and media industries, and Unlimi-Tech Software, Inc., a pioneer in managed file transfers, today announced a technology partnership integrating the companies' signature products. The robust functionality will accelerate media operations from initial request through distribution and billing for Xytech users, without compromising security or speed.
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Encore Names Andy Gizzarelli VP, Head of Production
News: Encore Names Andy Gizzarelli VP, Head of ProductionPost production and visual effects company Encore has hired Andy Gizzarelli as Vice President, Head of Production for its Los Angeles office. Gizzarelli will oversee Encore Hollywood’s team of post production supervisors, in addition to producing shows in-house – starting with the third season of Netflix’s “House of Cards” in 4K.
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Riptide Music Group Artist Helen Austin Wins 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest "Song of the Year" for her Original Tune "Colour It"
News: Riptide Music Group Artist Helen Austin Wins 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest "Song of the Year" for her Original Tune "Colour It"Riptide Music Group, a “sync-flavored” global publishing administration company with services that include the worldwide synchronization of music for advertising, movie trailers, television, film and video games, has announced that its artist Helen Austin is the co-winner of the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest’s “Song of the Year.”
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cinec 2014, Celebrating its 10th Anniversary Staging, Now More than Ever Combines Professionalism with Innovation
This year, cinec will deal with the contrasts between the traditional roles of film technology and the challenges of modernity. Digitalization calls for a revamp of all areas from camera to distribution and brings together renowned suppliers and newcomers from the realms of the gaming and computer industry. What is required now more than ever is for professionalism to be the highest priority.
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Encore Taps Jennifer Tellefsen for VP, VFX Role
News: Encore Taps Jennifer Tellefsen for VP, VFX RolePost production and visual effects company Encore has appointed Jennifer Tellefsen (JT) as Vice President of Business Development, VFX for Encore offices worldwide. Having served as VP of Business Development, Post at the Hollywood location since 2009, JT helped Encore complete its transition to file-based workflows and will now focus on piloting the company's thriving visual effects department under SVP, VFX, Tom Kendall.
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New Channel in Balkans Selects Trilogy’s Gemini
Trilogy, a leading supplier of intercom solutions and master reference generators for the broadcast industry, has announced that “N1” a new news channel that will cover the Balkan countries of Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina has selected Trilogy’s Gemini distributed matrix intercom system.
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Mixamo Launches New, More Affordable Pricing
News: Mixamo Launches New, More Affordable PricingNew Pricing Designed to Make Mixamo’s Animation Service Even More Accessible to Individual Animators, Indie and Advanced Studios
Mixamo, Inc announced today that it has launched a brand new pricing strategy geared to meet the needs of animators and studios at every level. The new strategy includes more affordable pay-per-use pricing for Mixamo’s services, as well as three cost-effective and flexible pricing tiers, called “Starter”, “Indie” and “All Access”.
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Southpaw Technology Announces TACTIC Apps
News: Southpaw Technology Announces TACTIC AppsOpen Source and Commercial Apps Eextend TACTIC's Functionality to Meet the Needs of Multiple Industries
SIGGRAPH 2014 - Southpaw Technology, the developer of the open source digital asset and workflow management platform TACTIC, announced today that it is in development on open source and commercially available apps to extend the functionality of the TACTIC platform. Three such apps -- “TACTIC | VFX”, “TACTIC | aSync” and “TACTIC | ServerAssist” -- will be available starting this Fall. Southpaw Technology will be discussing its new app initiative and the individual apps in the Ontario booth at Siggraph (Booth #801).
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OTOY Unveils Holographic Video, Announces First Commercial Holographic Display for Early 2015
Ari Emanuel: “The Future of Media and Entertainment is not Going to be a Flat Screen. OTOY is Building the Content Pipeline for the Next Generation of Movies and Computer Graphics, where Immersion and Presence will be a Key Axis of the Creative Process.” Rod Roddenberry: “OTOY is Making My Father’s Vision of the "Star Trek" Holodeck a Practical Reality in our Lifetime.”
Cloud graphics company, OTOY Inc., today marked a major milestone in the future of media and entertainment, unveiling a holographic video pipeline for content creators, including the world’s first portable 360 holographic capture system and a cloud-based pipeline for creating and deploying holographic media to virtual reality and, in 2015, holographic light field displays. The pipeline enables holographic captures of real world people, objects, and environments, and one-click publishing of interactive holographic videos which are viewable on mobile devices and virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift. Forthcoming next-generation light field displays being developed by OTOY will bring commercial freestanding volumetric holographic displays to market in 2015.
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With Mixamo Fuse and Kinect for Windows v2 Users Can Bring Themselves into a Character Creator
News: With Mixamo Fuse and Kinect for Windows v2 Users Can Bring Themselves into a Character CreatorNow It’s Even Easier for Gamers, Modders and Developers to Put Themselves into a Video Game
Mixamo, Inc announced today that it is now possible to use Kinect for Windows v2 and scanning software to get 3D models into Mixamo’s character creator software, Fuse. In addition to a blog post highlighting the new Fuse-Kinect for Windows v2 workflow, gamers, modders and developers will be able to check out the new workflow at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany (Hall 4.1, Booth B015a).
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RSG Media and Xytech Join Forces to Streamline the Digital Supply Chain
News: RSG Media and Xytech Join Forces to Streamline the Digital Supply ChainJoint Solution Implemented at One of America's Largest Spanish-Language Broadcast Networks
RSG Media, purveyor of the dominant media business rights management system and Xytech, the leader in facility management software for the broadcast and media industries, today announced a technology partnership integrating the companies' flagship products. For content owners taking on the complex task of automating the digital supply chain to maximize the monetization of their content, the joint solution will simplify and streamline their efforts.
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Encore Ups Jay Bodnar, Tom Kendall and Morgan Strauss to Senior VP
News: Encore Ups Jay Bodnar, Tom Kendall and Morgan Strauss to Senior VPPost production and visual effects company Encore today announced the promotions of Jay Bodnar to SVP, Engineering; Tom Kendall to SVP, VFX; and Morgan Strauss to SVP, Operations. In new positions designed to spearhead Encore’s next phase of growth, the executive trio remains in the company’s Los Angeles headquarters, reporting to Encore Executive Vice President Bill Romeo.
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Faceware Technologies Releases Faceware Live 2.0
News: Faceware Technologies Releases Faceware Live 2.0Upgraded Real-Time Facial Technology Includes Faster Calibration, Enhanced Face Tracking, Unity Support and More
Faceware Technologies, the leading provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has upgraded and released version 2.0 of its real-time facial mocap and animation product, Faceware Live. Originally announced at Siggraph 2013, the first version of Faceware Live has been in testing at a handful of studios since last Fall. Demos of the upgraded solution will be available in Faceware Technologies' booth #653 at Siggraph 2014, Aug 12-14.
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Meet Chaos Group Labs: LA’s New CG Think Tank
R&D Center for Creative Projects; Current Initiatives Include Advances in Digital Filmmaking, Virtual Reality, and the Wikihuman Project
Today, Chaos Group introduces Chaos Group Laboratories, a new collaborative think tank to explore advances in rendering technology. Located in LA’s hub of design, visual effects and technology, Chaos Group Labs will serve as a place where artists, industry leaders and academic researchers are invited to contribute to development discussions and help solve key computer graphics challenges.
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Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s ‘Tyrant’
News: Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s ‘Tyrant’“Tyrant,” FX’s new drama produced by Fox 21, tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation, a fictional country Encore VFX helped realize through exotic set extensions, extravagant CG palaces and city skylines, subtle environmental work and crowd duplication. On site in Morocco, where the pilot was shot last fall, Encore VFX Supervisor Doug Ludwig worked closely with the show’s production designer and art director to scout locations that conveyed the appropriate level of opulence, which were then further enhanced with VFX.
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Mixamo Animations Now Available in Unreal Engine 4 Marketplace
News: Mixamo Animations Now Available in Unreal Engine 4 MarketplaceFree, Ready-Made Animations Let Unreal Engine Developers Get Their 3D Characters Moving in Minutes
Mixamo, Inc announced today that it has made a number of popular animations from its massive animation collection available in Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 Marketplace. These Mixamo animations are optimized for use in Unreal Engine 4.3, are available at no additional charge to game developers with an Unreal Engine 4 subscription, and are ready for use in the popular game engine. The animations are available starting today, July 31, 2014.
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Cogswell College Game Studio Student to Present School-Developed, Mobile App Game "Tangram Jam" During SIGGRAPH 2014's "Appy Hour" on August 13
News: Cogswell College Game Studio Student to Present School-Developed, Mobile App Game "Tangram Jam" During SIGGRAPH 2014's "Appy Hour" on August 13Cogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, will have a student from its Game Studio present a newly produced, school-developed, mobile app game during the 2014 SIGGRAPH Conference’s “Appy Hour” showcase in Vancouver. The announcement was made by Jerome Solomon, Cogswell’s Dean of the College & Director of Game Design & Development program.
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Shotgun Software Passes Bishop Fox Security Audit
Shotgun Software has reached an important milestone with the announcement that it recently passed a stringent security test by global secuirty auditing firm Bishop Fox. This marks Shotgun's ongoing investment in ensuring that its software meets the tight security requirements of its customers in film, television and games.
Shotgun Software, developer of cloud-based production tracking, review, and asset management software for film, TV and games (recently acquired by Autodesk), today announced that the Shotgun software application recently passed a full penetration test by global security auditing firm Bishop Fox. This positive assessment is a milestone marking Shotgun's ongoing investment in ensuring that its software meets the stringent requirements of the creative industry and that its clients can trust the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their intellectual property on the Shotgun platform.
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2014 Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference Show Report
ETIA 2014 Overview
Showcasing the state of the art in technologies for providing entertainment over digital infrastructures, the second Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference was jointly sponsored by SMPTE and Stanford's Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN). On June 17 and 18, attendees gathered in the Nvidia Auditorium in the Huang Engineering Building on the Stanford campus to hear presentations from more than 50 industry experts. These visionaries shared their insights on best practices and future challenges for serving the entertainment needs of consumers worldwide over IP-based infrastructure — most commonly using the Internet.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Production Sessions Feature Summer Blockbusters, Oscar Winner
SIGGRAPH 2014 will offer presentations on more than 15 of the biggest current and upcoming studio productions, including “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Gravity,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Production Sessions are hosted as part of the Computer Animation Festival and will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 11-14 August.
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Deluxe To Serve As The First Mastering Facility For Dolby® Vision
Deluxe Dedicates Burbank Suite to Dolby Mastering Service
Deluxe, a global innovator offering comprehensive creative, media, distribution and asset-management solutions for media and entertainment, has been chosen by Dolby as the first facility offering state-of-the-art mastering for Dolby Vision.
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UK Govt Backs Geomerics to Revolutionize the Movie Industry
News: UK Govt Backs Geomerics to Revolutionize the Movie IndustryGeomerics, an ARM® company, has won backing from the UK’s Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to bring its real-time graphics rendering techniques from the gaming world to the big screen. The award, worth £1million, will enable Geomerics and its partners to take a revolutionary step for filmmakers, allowing instant rendering of complex animation sequences, saving cost and production time.
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Support Partners Places Multiple Order for Eyeheight BroadcastSafePP
Support Partners, one of Britain's leading providers of broadcast related systems and services, has ordered seven BroadcastSafePP legaliser plug-ins for Adobe Premiere Pro together with seven USB single-licence keys.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Selects Elliot Kotek, Co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as Keynote Speaker
ACM SIGGRAPH announces the selection of Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as the keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 10-14 August 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
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Encore Deploys Global Post Workflow for Fox’s “24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY”
News: Encore Deploys Global Post Workflow for Fox’s “24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY”London and Los Angeles Facilities Deliver On-Site Dailies Through Finishing
Heroic agent Jack Bauer is back in Fox's series event "24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY," with on-site dailies and post production services for all 12 episodes being completed by Encore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company. Shot in London, Encore's local office manages the dailies workflow, then pipes footage back to Encore Hollywood for online editing, coloring and finishing.
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Encore Promotes Robert Glass to SVP, Sales Worldwide; Brings Augie Melendez on Board as VP, Sales
News: Encore Promotes Robert Glass to SVP, Sales Worldwide; Brings Augie Melendez on Board as VP, SalesPost production and visual effects company Encore has named Robert Glass Senior Vice President, Sales Worldwide and hired Augie Melendez as Vice President, Sales. Longtime industry veterans, both executives serve to anchor leadership within the growing company out of Encore's Los Angeles headquarters.
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FileCatalyst and TMD Partner to Accelerate File Transfer Globally with Mediaflex
Unlimi-Tech Software, Inc., a pioneer in managed file transfers and the creator of FileCatalyst, a world-leading accelerated file transfer solution, is pleased to announce an integration partner agreement with TransMedia Dynamics (TMD), a UK-based company that provides media asset management software solutions and services to the media, broadcast and archive industries. Both companies are exhibiting at BroadcastAsia 2014 - FileCatalyst will be on stand 5B2-O2 and TMD is on 5E4-05.
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Jamuna Television Expands with Trilogy’s Gemini
Trilogy, a leading supplier of intercom solutions and master reference generators for the broadcast industry, has announced that Jamuna Television, a 24-hour satellite news channel in Bangladesh, has expanded its intercom system to accommodate a third production studio and control room with a 32-port Gemini intercom system from Trilogy.
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ETIA 2014 Exploration Zone to Showcase Holodeck-Inspired Virtual Reality Technology Driving Immersive Entertainment
Conference Session Draws Tech and Creative Visionaries to Discuss Keys to Unleashing Potential of the Interactive, Immersive Entertainment Experience
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN) have released details on the new Interactive Exploration Zone at the 2014 "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age" (ETIA) conference. The zone will feature developing technologies that are driving the evolution of immersive entertainment experiences. A subsequent evening session, "The Holodeck: Entertainment for the Next Generation," will include an interview with renowned gaming industry creative and executive William "Bing" Gordon of KPCB and a panel discussion including Gordon and other innovators.
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Phosphor Games uses Vicon Motion Capture System to Create Nether demons
Bonita Cameras and Blade Software Deliver Fast, Affordable Production
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, life sciences and engineering industries, has announced that Chicago-based games developer Phosphor Games used a Vicon motion capture system to create realistic character and creature animation for the new first-person shooter online game, "Nether."
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Autodesk Acquires Bitsquid
Transaction to Drive Creation of 3D Game Engine For Game Developers, Architects, Engineers and Designers
Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) has acquired Stockholm-based Bitsquid AB, the creator of the Bitsquid game engine. The acquisition brings to Autodesk expertise in 3D game development and proven technology that will enable Autodesk to supercharge its portfolio of tools for game makers through the development of a new 3D game engine. Multiple game developers have used the modern and flexible Bitsquid engine to create 3D games for next-generation consoles and PCs, and Autodesk will continue to work with many of these companies to develop the new 3D game engine. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
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Allegorithmic and GameTextures.com to Provide Extensive PBR Material Library in Substance
News: Allegorithmic and GameTextures.com to Provide Extensive PBR Material Library in Substance50 Free High-Res, PBR Base Materials Will Ship with Substance Designer; a Direct Link to GameTextures.com Will Allow for Access to Hundreds More
Today Allegorithmic announces a partnership with GameTextures.com that will bring high-quality, PBR base materials from the famous video game material library to its Substance texture artists.
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Apple Releases iOS 8 SDK With Over 4,000 New APIs
Biggest Developer Release Ever Includes Extensibility Features, HealthKit, HomeKit & Swift
Apple® today released its iOS 8 SDK, the biggest developer release ever with more than 4,000 new APIs, giving developers the ability to create amazing new apps like never before. iOS 8 allows developers to further customize the user experience with major extensibility features like Notification Center widgets and third-party keyboards; and introduces robust frameworks such as HealthKit and HomeKit. iOS 8 also includes Metal, a new graphics technology that maximizes the performance of the A7 chip and Swift, a powerful new programming language.
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ShootersINC Welcomes Nick Litwinko as Managing Director of ShootersNYC, DIVE & BIGSMACK
News: ShootersINC Welcomes Nick Litwinko as Managing Director of ShootersNYC, DIVE & BIGSMACKShootersINC has welcomed Nick Litwinko as Managing Director of ShootersNYC, DIVE & BIGSMACK. The announcement was made this morning by ShootersINC President Ray Carballada, who notes that Litwinko will be overseeing the management of these three divisions, as well as continuing to grow the company’s overall presence in New York.
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Cloud Imperium Leverages Shotgun for Production Tracking and Collaboration on MMO Game Production Star Citizen
News: Cloud Imperium Leverages Shotgun for Production Tracking and Collaboration on MMO Game Production Star CitizenShotgun Software announced that independent game studio Cloud Imperium is using Shotgun to manage review and production tracking on "Star Citizen" – a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) currently in development. Established by Chris Roberts, creator of the Wing Commander series, Cloud Imperium raised more than $44M through crowd funding (including Kickstarter) to develop "Star Citizen." The Shotgun web-based production management, asset tracking and review platform enables Cloud Imperium to organize and review hundreds of new game assets daily, while managing communication between a global network of artists.
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TDC Provides Core Video Expertise for Largest-Ever Light Festival Vivid Sydney
News: TDC Provides Core Video Expertise for Largest-Ever Light Festival Vivid SydneyThe Technical Direction Company is proud to be deploying the full range of its professional and technical expertise in providing core technology and services to Destination NSW for the sixth annual Vivid Sydney festival.
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Mixamo Opens Its Advanced Character Customization Technology to User-Imported Content
News: Mixamo Opens Its Advanced Character Customization Technology to User-Imported ContentMixamo Fuse Has Extended the Ability to Customize 3D Character Features to Imported Content, Bringing Limitless Creative Possibilities to Game Artists, Game Modders and Hobbyists
Mixamo, Inc announced today that it will be adding advanced character customization technology into its Fuse product. The new technology, which can be applied to both proprietary and user-imported content, will allow game artists, game modders and hobbyists to create a limitless library of 3D characters for their games simply by clicking on a mesh (arm, leg, cheek, etc) and manually dragging it in a particular direction. Anyone with a current copy of Fuse, or a current All Access subscription, will be able to access this new feature for no additional cost. The new technology will go live in Fuse starting next week, and will be on display in Mixamo’s booth at Nordic Game (booth #A27) starting today.
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Allegorithmic Integrates Silicon Studio’s YEBIS 2 Tech Into All Substance Products
News: Allegorithmic Integrates Silicon Studio’s YEBIS 2 Tech Into All Substance ProductsState of the Art Rendering and Post Processing Technologies Now Let Game Artists See Final Render While They Work; Substance’s Physically Based Viewport Now Among Best in Industry
What happens when the world’s best post-processing middleware meets the world’s most popular texturing technology for games? Game artists are about to find out, as today Allegorithmic will begin integrating Silicon Studio’s YEBIS 2 into Substance Designer 4.3 and Substance Painter beta.
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The Graphic Film Company Sinks its Teeth Into iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology For "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D"
News: The Graphic Film Company Sinks its Teeth Into iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology For "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D"Screening May 16 At Cannes Film Festival, 3D Animated Horror Classic Reboot Benefits From Markerless Mocap Workflow With Unprecedented Flexibility and Productivity,
With a seemingly unquenchable appetite for zombie movies, movie-goers will get their fill in 2014 with "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D," a 3D animated reboot of the original 1968 horror classic. The film features visual effects from The Graphic Film Company, Los Angeles, which relied on the iPi Soft iPi Motion Capture markerless motion capture software solution. The software’s ability to easily create massive amounts of zombie action and seamlessly integrate it with the studio’s complex workflow, provided the filmmakers limitless creative freedom.
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Autodesk Mudbox 2015 Now Available as $10 Monthly Desktop Subscription
News: Autodesk Mudbox 2015 Now Available as $10 Monthly Desktop SubscriptionAs part of an ongoing commitment to equip indie game makers and artists with powerful, accessible 3D tools, Autodesk today announced that its Mudbox 2015 digital painting and 3D sculpting software is now available as a Desktop Subscription license for $10 USD a month.
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Faceware Technologies Partners with Binari Sonori to Offer New Video-Based Localization Service
New Service Provides Simultaneous Video and Voiceover Capture to Significantly Increase the Quality of Localization in Video Games
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has partnered with pioneering localization service provider, Binari Sonori, to launch a new video-based localization service. The service uses Faceware's professional headcam systems to capture video of a voice actor's performance at the same time that the audio is being captured, providing both actors and animators with time-saving video reference for localization. The service launches today.
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Mistika, SGO’s Colour Grading And Finishing Platform, to Support Dolby® Vision™
News: Mistika, SGO’s Colour Grading And Finishing Platform, to Support Dolby® Vision™SGO today announced that its extremely powerful flagship colour grading and finishing platform, Mistika, now supports Dolby® Vision™ technology, enabling the display of high dynamic range (HDR) images with wider colour gamut capabilities. SGO, working in close collaboration with Dolby, will look to make the Dolby Vision workflow capabilities available in Mistika from version 8.2, which was previewed at NAB and is due for release shortly after IBC 2014.
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Ant Farm Wins Seven 2014 Game Marketing Awards
News: Ant Farm Wins Seven 2014 Game Marketing AwardsAnt Farm, one of Hollywood’s leading entertainment and brand marketing agencies, was a big winner at last night’s 2014 Game Marketing Awards held in San Francisco. Having been nominated for nine awards, the creative agency won a total of seven honors, including a Gold Award for Best Showing at a Trade Event: E3 Experience Activision/Blizzard Entertainment.
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"Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"
News: "Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"Big Block Creates Futuristic Drone Squadron for Subaru and DDB Canada
Bicoastal digital production and design studio Big Block produced the live action shoot, virtual obstacle course and animated drone fleet for the television, cinema and online commercial “Subaru WRX STI vs. the Drones.” To show off the 2015 Subaru WRX STI’s best-in-its-class high performance power and impeccable control, DDB Canada’s Toronto office developed the concept of a futuristic autocross course made of CG drone quadcopters to challenge the WRX STI with real-time precision driving.
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Allegorithmic’s Substance Engine Now Available for All Unreal Engine 4 Developers
News: Allegorithmic’s Substance Engine Now Available for All Unreal Engine 4 DevelopersFull Integration of Game Industry’s Leading Next-Gen Texture Development Tool on Epic Games’ GitHub
Today, Allegorithmic’s Substance Engine is coming to one of the gaming world’s favorite development platforms. With a full integration into Unreal Engine 4 (UE4), Substance Engine makes the creation of next-gen textures a seamless experience for even the most ambitious of game developers. No purchase required, just a free plugin available for all Unreal Engine 4 developers.
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CUDA 6 Production Release Now Available
The CUDA 6 Production Release is now available for download.
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Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 2 at Moscone West in San Francisco
Developers Can Apply for WWDC Tickets Starting Today
Apple® today announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 2 through June 6 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. At this year’s five-day conference, developers from around the world will learn about the future of iOS and OS X®, giving them the latest tools and technologies to continue creating the most innovative apps for the millions of iOS and Mac® customers worldwide. WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions, over 1,000 Apple engineers, hands-on labs to help developers integrate new technologies and fine tune their apps, as well as the Apple Design Awards which showcase the best apps from the past year.
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Stream TV Networks Teams With SGO at NAB 2014
New Toolsets to Accelerate Adoption of the Glasses-Free 3D Ultra-D Format
Stream TV Networks, Inc. is pleased to announce its revolutionary Ultra-D™ glasses-free 3D technology will be demonstrated in the SGO booth (SL9021) at the National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB 2014) in Las Vegas, April 7-10, marking the first time that the glasses-free 3D screens will be on display at the show. The NAB showcase also marks the start of Stream TV’s relationship with SGO, the global leader in innovation for 3D post-production.
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Mixamo’s Fuse 1.0 Lauches on Steam
Mixamo Universal Character Creator designed to fuel game character modding in Steam community
Mixamo, Inc announced today that Fuse 1.0, Mixamo’s 3D character creator, is coming to Valve’s entertainment platform, Steam. The over 65 million strong Steam community is renowned for its active participation in modding games as well as creating and sharing content in the Steam Workshop. That same thriving community can now use Fuse 1.0 to further extend the life of Steam games by easily creating 3D characters and importing them into popular Steam games.
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OTOY Updates OctaneRender™ Software and Introduces .ORBX, a Powerful New Interchange File Format Supported Across More than a Dozen 3D Modeling Applications
Designed in Collaboration with Autodesk and Mozilla, New Format Houses Comprehensive Computer-Generated Scene Data at the Subatomic Level for Perfect Rendering Across Mediums
At the 2014 Game Developer Conference (http://www.gdconf.com/), cloud graphics pioneer, OTOY Inc., today released the newest update to its acclaimed OctaneRender™ software, introducing new features and flexibility for artists and animators, and a powerful new interchange file format called .ORBX. The .ORBX file format houses a comprehensive array of computer-generated scene data, enabling the most precise renderings possible across 15 of the top 3D modeling applications. Version 1.5 of OctaneRender™ is now available as a standalone client and via Octane Cloud Workstation with updated plugins for 3D applications rolling out shortly.
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Bungie’s Destiny® to Use Faceware
Bungie Chooses Faceware’s Facial Mo-Cap Products to Help Breathe Life into Destiny’s Characters
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that video game developer, Bungie, Inc., has chosen to use Faceware’s Professional Facial Motion Capture Product Line to add lifelike expressions and human-realistic emotions to Destiny’s characters.
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Autodesk Announces 2015 3D Animation Software
News: Autodesk Announces 2015 3D Animation SoftwareNew Software Empowers Artists’ Creativity With Innovative New Tools Like Bifrost And Shaderfx
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) unveiled the 2015 versions of its popular 3D animations tools: Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, Softimage, and the newest addition to the lineup, Maya LT, a 3D animation and modeling tool for professional indie game makers. Autodesk also announced the availability of the 2015 Entertainment Creation Suite for 3D animation and visual effects.
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Shotgun Integrates Perforce; Unifies Production Management and Source Control for Games Studios
Shotgun/Perforce integration is a free software update to Shotgun’s Pipeline Toolkit for all clients. Built on Shotgun’s open platform, it can be easily modified and customized to meet any team’s requirements.
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Southpaw Technology To Launch TACTIC | aWare for the Unity Game Engine
News: Southpaw Technology To Launch TACTIC | aWare for the Unity Game EngineGame Developers and other Unity Users can now Enjoy the Security, Productivity and Cost Savings of an Integrated, Open Source Asset and Workflow Management System
Southpaw Technology, developers of the open source digital asset and workflow management system TACTIC, announced today an integration for the Unity game engine, TACTIC | aWare for Unity, which will be available to purchase in early April 2014. With the integration, game developers and other content creators working in small and large teams can now use the familiar Unity interface to access digital files directly from a TACTIC database, where all files are securely stored and automatically organized and versioned. The integration will cost $399, and requires TACTIC to operate. TACTIC can be downloaded for free from the TACTIC Community site or from the TACTIC GitHub project.
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Cloud graphics pioneer OTOY announces Series D round led by Yuri Milner
Round helps accelerate commercialization of OTOY’s suite of offerings that are transforming content creation and delivery for the world’s top media and entertainment companies
OTOY Inc., today announced a Series D round of funding to help accelerate commercialization of the company’s industry-leading cloud graphics offerings that are redefining content creation and delivery processes for media and entertainment organizations around the world. The round is led by prominent technology investor, Yuri Milner, and includes former Morgan Stanley CEO, John Mack, who join investors including Autodesk, Taylor Frigon, George Gilder and The Roddenberry Trust.
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iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology Accelerates Post Production Workflow For “The Boy and His Robot”
News: iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology Accelerates Post Production Workflow For “The Boy and His Robot”First-Ever Asian Mecha Live-Action and Animated Feature Film Series Leverages Markerless iPi Motion Capture Software Using Sony PS Eye Game Webcams
iPi Soft, LLC, today announced that the company’s line of markerless iPi Motion Capture technology will be used to capture all the motion in the ground-breaking live-action mecha feature film, “The Boy and His Robot (TBAHR).” Directed by Rich Ho, founder of the award-winning Singapore-based production company Richmanclub Studios, the film marks the first time iPi Motion Capture’s six Sony PS Eye gaming webcams set up was used for main actors and robot action, proprietary crowd simulation and more.
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"Gravity" Sound Crew Wins Inaugural 'AMPS' Award For Excellence In Sound
News: "Gravity" Sound Crew Wins Inaugural 'AMPS' Award For Excellence In SoundAMPS (The Association of Motion Picture Sound) is extremely happy to announce that Chris Munro, Glenn Freemantle and Skip Lievsay have won the inaugural AMPS ‘Award for Excellence in the Craft of Sound for a Feature Film’ for their work on the feature film Gravity.
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Unified Video Technologies Adds Virtual Reality to IVE Surround Video Experience with Oculus Rift Integration
Company to Introduce New IVE Social and Navigation Features at NATPE
Unified Video Technologies (UNIV), a provider of complete media ecosystems and software services for broadcasters, enterprises and the entertainment industry, will demonstrate Release 1.5 of its IVE managed solution for creating and streaming 360˚ video experiences at NATPE Miami 2014, a leading international exhibition for the digital and linear communities (January 27-29, the Fontainebleau, Miami, Booth 602). Visitors will experience an engaging, immersive virtual reality experience created by combining IVE surround video with Oculus Rift, a next-generation headset for three-dimensional gaming.
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Calabash Animation Mounts A Pirate Big Attack For Hasbro’s New Angry Birds Jenga Game
News: Calabash Animation Mounts A Pirate Big Attack For Hasbro’s New Angry Birds Jenga GameAward-Winning Animation Studio Teams With Agency UPROAR! For Spot Featuring Throwback Look
Arr, matey! The latest iteration of Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise is the epic Pirate Pig Attack board game, which combines the familiar, fast-crashing birds seen on millions of mobile phones with Hasbro’s beloved block-stacking classic game Jenga – all of which is on full display in the new animated 30 second ad created by Calabash Animation via agency UPROAR!, New York.
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Big Block Live Announces New Director Signings
News: Big Block Live Announces New Director SigningsBig Block Live to Represent Modern Storytellers Josh + Vince, GHOST+COW and Joe Sabia
Big Block Live has announced its first directorial roster, signing directors Josh + Vince, GHOST+COW and Joe Sabia for exclusive representation in North America. Collectively, these are writer/directors who create integrated campaigns across all platforms, who know how to build and captivate audiences and who understand the importance of distribution and destination to story.
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Qube Cinema Adds Support for Auro 11.1 by Barco Sound System
XP-D and XP-I Digital Cinema Servers Implement New Cinema Audio Format
Qube Cinema has been licensed to support Auro 11.1 by Barco playback in its flagship XP-D and XP-I digital cinema servers. Auro 11.1 by Barco provides movie-going audiences with the most natural 3D acoustics. Exhibitors now have the means to deploy this new sound system from Barco with Qube Cinema servers.
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ToolsOnAir Integrates FileCatalyst Technology for Accelerated Digital Content Delivery in Broadcast Workflows
Unlimi-Tech Software's FileCatalyst announces an embedded partnership agreement with ToolsOnAir.
Unlimi-Tech Software, Inc., a pioneer in managed file transfers and the creator of FileCatalyst, the world's leading accelerated file transfer solution, is pleased to announce an embedded partner agreement with ToolsOnAir, a leading broadcast solutions provider based in Vienna, Austria.
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MOG Technologies partners with FileCatalyst
Achieving the highest performance file-based workflows with exceptional file transfers
MOG technologies, the worldwide supplier for both centralized ingest solutions and MXF development tools has today announced a partnership with Unlimi-Tech Software, Inc., the creator of FileCatalyst, the world’s leading accelerated file transfer solution.
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kaboom’s matt fackrell Embarks On A Dragons Adventure For Nokia & DreamWorks
News: kaboom’s matt fackrell Embarks On A Dragons Adventure For Nokia & DreamWorksAgency Activeark JWT collaborated with kaboom productions and director matt fackrell to create two video game trailers for the new multi player Nokia phone companion APP for DreamWorks’ Dragons Adventure, based on the animated feature film "How To Train Your Dragon."
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Encore VFX's Stephan Fleet Selected to Speak at The Foundry's NUKE 8 global digital Launch Event
Encore, a Deluxe Creative Services company, is very excited that Executive Creative Director Stephan Fleet was selected by The Foundry, the makers of NUKE, as one of three special guest speakers who helped introduce the new version of the professional compositing software. Fleet discussed the product from the perspective of its capabilities in the hyper kinetic world of VFX for TV.
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TTNET Turkey Adds Four Live Sports Channels Based on PlayBox Technology Channel-in-a-Box Systems
TTNET, the largest internet service provider in Turkey, has chosen a broadcast playout system from PlayBox Technology for four high-definition live sports channels at its Esentepe transmission centre in Istanbul.
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Vicon and Imaginarium Studios raise the motion capture game for "Ryse: Son of Rome"
50 Vicon T160 cameras and Vicon Blade 2 enable cutting-edge character realism for Xbox One exclusive, "Ryse: Son of Rome"
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defence, life sciences and engineering industries and The Imaginarium, today announced that Vicon’s T-Series motion capture cameras were behind the outstanding character realism in new game "Ryse: Son Of Rome."
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Zoic Adds Matt Thunell As Executive Producer Of Commercials/Games
News: Zoic Adds Matt Thunell As Executive Producer Of Commercials/GamesCulver City/Vancouver-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added Matt Thunell as Executive Producer of their commercial and games division. With over 12 years of experience at preeminent VFX and creative studios, he has worked on projects across commercials, features, music videos, special venues and interactive media. He has collaborated with nearly every top agency including Saatchi & Saatchi, BBDO, mcgarrybowen, RPA, The Martin Agency, 72andSunny, Wieden + Kennedy and Crispin, Porter & Bogusky, among numerous others.
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NVIDIA GRID GPUs Now Available Through Amazon Web Services
Software-as-a-Service Companies Can Use NVIDIA GRID GPUs on Demand and Stream Graphics-Intensive Applications to Internet-Connected Devices
NVIDIA today announced NVIDIA GRID technology is now available from Amazon Web Services (AWS) through its newly announced Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) G2 instance, delivering GPU acceleration to users running graphics-intensive applications and games in the cloud.
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Digital Storm Launches PRO Line of Custom Built Workstations
News: Digital Storm Launches PRO Line of Custom Built WorkstationsDigital Storm is leveraging its liquid cooling and overclocking expertise to help professionals do more in less time
Digital Storm, a boutique system builder known for custom-built high performance gaming machines, is launching the PRO line of fully customizable workstations. The company will leverage its expertise in building liquid cooled, overclocked desktops to meet the demanding needs of creative professionals.
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Havok™ Offers Project Anarchy Users Autodesk® Scaleform® for Free
Mobile Developers Can Leverage the Familiar Adobe® Flash® Toolset to Create Powerful User Interfaces in Games Built with Havok’s Free Game Engine
Havok™, a leading provider of 3D game development technology, announces today that it has integrated the full version of Autodesk® Scaleform® software into Project Anarchy, Havok’s completely free end-to-end mobile 3D game production engine. The addition of Autodesk’s industry leading UI solution to Project Anarchy complements Havok’s Vision Engine, Physics, Animation and AI technologies and offers developers a complete solution for faster, more efficient game development. Games built using Project Anarchy can be deployed for free on iOS, Android and Tizen mobile platforms without commercial restrictions on company size or revenue.
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Visual Effects Society Names Founder and CEO of Illumination Entertainment Chris Meledandri as Keynote Speaker at 2013 VES Summit
Andrew Merkin, Head of Special Projects and Transmedia at Mirada Studios and Max Michael, Head of Business Development, Asia at UTA Among Highlighted Speakers
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, announced Chris Meledandri, Founder, CEO, Producer at Illumination Entertainment as Keynote Speaker at its 5th annual Summit, “A New Reality: Content Creation and Distribution.” The daylong interactive forum on October 26th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem solving in a TED Talks-like atmosphere.
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Christie’s Premium Cinema Solutions Wow Showeast Audiences With 4K Laser Projector, Christie Duo, Christie Vive Audio And Professional Services
Christie Vive Audio Solution Configured for Dolby Atmos Complements Immersive 2D and 3D Studio Showings
Christie® today announced its ShowEast presence, reinforcing its position as the industry-leading, one-stop shop for all manner of exhibitors – art houses, multiplexes, drive-in and custom cinemas. All these exhibitors across the world turn to Christie when sourcing impressive technologies and unparalleled support and services with which to immerse their audiences in a premium cinema experience.
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MAXON Announces CINEMA 4D Learning Opportunities at Industry Events Throughout October
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce the company’s participation at the following user group meetings and conferences around the U.S. to provide creative professionals with the resources and latest technology trends to broaden understanding of its CINEMA 4D software solutions and unleash creativity.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Business Roundtables for 2013 VES Summit
Women in VFX, Facilities of the Future, Crowd Sourcing Funds, Virtual Studios and The Art of the Deal in Content Creation Among 12 Featured Interactive Sessions
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, announced 12 Business Roundtable Discussions set for its 5th annual Summit, “A New Reality: Content Creation and Distribution.” The daylong interactive forum on October 26th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem solving in an atmosphere akin to TED Talks. Business Roundtable moderators include senior executives from Walt Disney Studios, Paradigm Talent Agency, Method Studios, The Third Floor, Scarecrow Visual Effects and Digital District. Sessions include:
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Custom EFX Enters the U.S. Market
Barcelona’s top design, animation, VFX and post shop to apply its award-winning aesthetic to U.S. ads, film and TV marketing, games and more.
Custom EFX, one of Europe’s top boutique providers of visual effects, animation and post-production services, has opened a studio in Los Angeles. A rising star that has worked with agencies across Europe, South America and Asia for such brands as BMW, Nescafe, Samsung, Coca Cola and Ikea, the Barcelona-based studio is aiming to repeat that success in U.S. while targeting work in advertising, film, television, gaming and digital media.
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"Video Shooter: Mastering Storytelling Techniques, Third Edition" By Barry Braverm Out Now!
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From Barry Braverman the 2nd Unit cinematographer of "Moonrise Kingdom" and Wes Anderson's original short subject "Bottle Rocket" comes "Video Shooter: Mastering Storytelling Techniques, Third Edition," a new book from The Focal Press. "Video Shooter" is a uniquely humorous and insightful guidebook that goes beyond the equipment and shooting technicalities to instill a practical and deep appreciation for the craft of visual storytelling. In his book Braverman draws from decades of experience working on high-profile documentaries and feature films to explain the makings of a truly compelling cinematic experience and program.
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Top Game Developers, Filmmakers Select OptiTrack Motion Capture
News: Top Game Developers, Filmmakers Select OptiTrack Motion CaptureCloud Imperium, Animatrik Film Design and ChAIR Entertainment Deploy OptiTrack’s High Performance Prime Series Mocap Systems for Upcoming Projects
Motion capture provider OptiTrack™ today announced installations of its Prime Series motion capture systems at several top entertainment production studios, including Cloud Imperium, Animatrik Film Design and ChAIR Entertainment.
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Utah Valley University Students Get Digital with Facilis TerraBlock
News: Utah Valley University Students Get Digital with Facilis TerraBlockFor graduates seeking jobs in media and entertainment production, competition is fierce. Utah Valley University’s (UVU) Digital Media Program strives to provide students with hands-on training and field experience that will give them a competitive edge upon entering the industry after graduation. Offering tracks in Audio Production, Cinema/TV Production, Gaming and Animation, IT and more, UVU’s four-year program lays the foundation for a successful career in any digital media discipline.
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"How to Manage Your Agent"
A Writer's Guide to Hollywood Representation By Chad Gervich, Set To Release October 31st
Have you written the script for the next "Argo" or "The Big Bang Theory" and need the right agent to sell it? Not sure whether to accept an if-come or a script commitment? Debating which manager is right to steer your career? Well, look no further than the upcoming title from Focal Press, "How to Manage Your Agent: A Writer's Guide to Hollywood Representation" by Chad Gervich. This book is set for release on October 31st.
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ACNE Adds Trio of Interactive Directors to Further Bolster Diverse Offering
News: ACNE Adds Trio of Interactive Directors to Further Bolster Diverse OfferingFollowing the recent signing of Interactive Director Jeff Levine, ACNE is pleased to announce the addition of three more industry-leading talents to its roster. Interactive director/music producer Drasko Vucevic, animation and effects pioneer Chris Gardner, and relentless innovator Eskil Steenberg will join the team, bringing decades of experience in creating and applying cutting-edge technologies to an almost limitless variety of projects.
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Rovio Chooses Aspera For High-Speed Transfer Of Its World-Famous Angry Birds Animation Series
Entertainment giant, Rovio Entertainment, integrates Aspera Faspex on Demand to reliably move Angry Birds animation series to broadcast partners around the world
Booth 7.K30 IBC2013, Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced that Rovio Entertainment, media entertainment company and creator of the global phenomenon Angry Birds, has deployed Aspera’s high-speed file transfer software Faspex on Demand to deliver content reliably and quickly to more than 20 broadcast partners worldwide.
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Apple Announces iPhone 5s—The Most Forward-Thinking Smartphone in the World
News: Apple Announces iPhone 5s—The Most Forward-Thinking Smartphone in the WorldiPhone 5s Features 64-bit A7 chip, All-New 8 Megapixel iSight Camera with True Tone Flash & Introduces Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor
Apple® today announced iPhone® 5s, the most forward-thinking iPhone yet, featuring an all-new A7 chip, making iPhone 5s the world’s first smartphone with 64-bit desktop-class architecture for blazing fast performance in the palm of your hand. iPhone 5s redefines the best smartphone experience in the world with amazing new features all packed into a remarkable thin and light design, including an all-new 8 megapixel iSight® camera with True Tone flash and introducing Touch ID™, an innovative way to simply and securely unlock your phone with just the touch of a finger. iPhone 5s comes with iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone, engineered for 64-bit technology and featuring hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop®, enhanced Photos, Safari®, Siri® and iTunes Radio℠.
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Trilogy’s Messenger is down by Riverside OB
News: Trilogy’s Messenger is down by Riverside OBIBC 2013, 12-17 September, Stand 10.A29
Trilogy, a leading supplier of voice communications technologies for the broadcast, industrial and commercial sectors, has announced the installation of its new Messenger intercom system in a new OB for Riverside Television, Caherlistrane, Ireland.
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Vicon’s T-Series Used on Chart Topping ‘Dead Island Riptide’ Video Game
Vicon customer, Alvernia Studios, uses T-Series system to help bring characters to life
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defence, life science and engineering industries, announced today that its T-Series system was used on the video game Dead Island Riptide which reached number 1 in the gaming charts.
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Margarita Mix Hollywood Adds Color Finishing to Become a One-Stop Shop
News: Margarita Mix Hollywood Adds Color Finishing to Become a One-Stop ShopMargarita Mix Hollywood, a FotoKem company that has been providing award-winning audio post services to the entertainment and advertising industries for 34 years, has developed a unique post production finishing workflow that includes the addition of two color suites and an upgraded hub for media management. The expansion and inventive new process enable content creators to complete audio and video work simultaneously at a single facility, adding speed and cost efficiencies to the workflow.
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PlayBox Technology EdgeBox Remote Playout System Proves a Winner at The Player Channel
News: PlayBox Technology EdgeBox Remote Playout System Proves a Winner at The Player ChannelSee PlayBox Technology on stand 8.C30 at IBC 2013, RAI Centre, Amsterdam, 13-17 September
Europe’s largest dedicated broadcast gaming network, The Player Channel, has chosen EdgeBox, an automated remote playout solution from PlayBox Technology. The new system is installed at the channel’s playout service provider and can be fully controlled from the broadcaster’s operations centre in Hammersmith.
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FilmConvert Summer Cinematography Competition
RubberMonkey Software is pleased to announce their FilmConvert Summer Cinematography Competition. With cash and prizes totaling $5000, the competition is aimed towards helping the small filmmaker get a head start in telling their stories.
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SIGGRAPH Business Symposium to Focus on Key Issues Facing Film and Game Industries
The SIGGRAPH Business Symposium offers attendees an intense, productive day with this year’s focus on disruption and innovation in the content creation industries -- namely games and films. Unlike any other conference, SIGGRAPH provides a unique forum where leaders from film, games, and broadcast cross paths and share ideas with scientists, academics, and world-class researchers. It is geared towards higher level executives and studio heads.
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SMPTE and Stanford University's SCIEN Draw Leaders From Silicon Valley and Hollywood to ETIA Conference
First-of-a-Kind Event Provided Unique Opportunity for Diverse Leaders to Address Future of Internet-Delivered Entertainment
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) today announced the successful conclusion of the "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age" (ETIA) conference, produced with the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN). This first-of-a-kind "summit" brought more than 300 executives, academics, and creative professionals from both Silicon Valley and the entertainment industry together to explore the technical, creative, and business requirements for delivering a compelling, high-quality, monetizable entertainment experience over the Web.
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JMR Electronics Helps Douglas Trumbull Push the Limits of High-Frame-Rate Cinema
News: JMR Electronics Helps Douglas Trumbull Push the Limits of High-Frame-Rate CinemaStorage systems innovator designs customized playback system for world’s first 120 fps, 3D movie.
JMR Electronics recently designed and built a high performance server and storage system for the production of the world’s first high-frame-rate 3D movie. "UFOTOG," a 10-minute short that tells the story of a man’s attempt to photograph alien spacecraft, is the work of director, visual effects pioneer and filmmaking visionary Douglas Trumbull. In a cinematic first, Trumbull shot the film in stereoscopic 3D at 4K resolution and at a camera speed of 120 frames per second. JMR’s unique server and storage solution was used on the set to collect, manage, playback and edit the huge amounts of image data produced during the making of the film.
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SIGGRAPH 2013 Partners with Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Keynote Session
SIGGRAPH 2013 is pleased to announce a partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to bring the Marc Davis Lecture Series to Anaheim for its Keynote Session on 22 July 2013. During this session, eight distinguished animation film directors will share their years of experience along complex paths to filmmaking success.
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Trilogy Appoints New Distributor In Asia
Trilogy, a world class supplier of voice communications technologies for the broadcast, industrial and commercial sectors, has appointed Danmon Asia as its official distributor in Indochina for its range of professional intercom products.
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Geomerics to Bring Next-Generation Lighting to Xbox One
News: Geomerics to Bring Next-Generation Lighting to Xbox OneEnlighten to drive visual quality on Xbox One with real-time global illumination
Geomerics, the leading lighting technology company in the video game industry, today announced its support for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. Enlighten is now available to developers working on Xbox One titles, bringing real-time global illumination to the next generation of games.
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Global Entertainment Executives Join Aframe as Chairman & COO
Mike Hayes, Gary Knight and their Track Record in Growing Video Game Businesses To Help Transform Aframe from Cool Cloud Computing Start-up to Media Services Powerhouse
Aframe, cloud video production and asset management solutions company, named two highly regarded executives from Sega Corporation to its management team. Mike Hayes, Aframe’s new Chairman of the Board, and Gary Knight, Aframe’s new Chief Operating Officer, together bring over 50 years of experience and a successful track records in growing entertainment industry brands at Sega from innovative solutions to global giants. At Aframe they will help structure a path from Aframe’s position today as a well-regarded, cool professional video industry start-up into a media services powerhouse. Both are based in Aframe’s London headquarters.
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Adobe Transforms MAX Into the Creativity Conference
New Focus for Event Explores the Ideas, Inspirations and Technologies that Push the Boundaries of Creative Thinking
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced featured luminary and breakout sessions at Adobe MAX, The Creative Conference, taking place May 4-8, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and Nokia Theatre. The four-day event includes a packed lineup of keynotes, luminary sessions, training workshops and sneaks presented by the best in the industry, including graphic designer and illustrator Paula Scher, multimedia artist Phil Hansen, designer and writer Rob Legato, photographer Erik Johansson and EA chief creative officer Richard Hilleman.
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HP Launches New Class of Server for Social, Mobile, Cloud and Big Data
News: HP Launches New Class of Server for Social, Mobile, Cloud and Big DataSoftware defined servers designed for the data center and built for the planet
HP today unveiled the world's first commercially available HP Moonshot system, delivering compelling new infrastructure economics by using up to 89 percent less energy, 80 percent less space and costing 77 percent less, compared to traditional servers.(1)
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FilmConvert now with BMCC and GoPro Hero3
Today sees the release of Rubber Monkey Software's latest update to its' FilmConvert digital film emulation tools. Extending the ability of filmmakers to deliver accurate, quick film looks for their projects, this release includes a significant new set of camera profiles. With specific support for the GoPro Hero3, and the Black Magic Cinema Camera, the new profiles also include additional custom picture styles for the Canon DSLR range of cameras.
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Markerless Motion Capture Software iPi Motion Capture Now Available Through The Valve ‘Steam Store'
News: Markerless Motion Capture Software iPi Motion Capture Now Available Through The Valve ‘Steam Store'50 Million Gaming Community Members Gain Access To iPi Soft’s Popular and Affordable Motion Capture Solution
iPi Soft, LLC, developer of the iPi Motion Capture™, announced that its acclaimed markerless motion capture is now available in the Valve Steam Store. The move provides the 50 million members of the Valve gaming community with an optimized and integrated version of the mocap solution that is currently in use at some of the entertainment industries top game developers, visual effects/animation studios and independent filmmakers.
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