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IBC 2014: It’s All About Creativity and Flexibility
News: IBC 2014: It’s All About Creativity and FlexibilityAutodesk Boosts Creative Workflows with Upgrades and Flexible Subscription Models
Autodesk is heading to Amsterdam for the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) (September 12 – 16, 2014) with updates to its popular VFX, post production and 3D animation creative tools that enable artists to do their best work. In Hall 7, Stand D.25, Autodesk will feature an impressive lineup of speakers from creative shops around the world and also host a special Flame Awards event in celebration of this year’s most outstanding Flame talent.
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“ANZAC Girls”: Rising Sun Pictures Goes to War
News: “ANZAC Girls”: Rising Sun Pictures Goes to War"ANZAC Girls," a 6-part mini-series produced by Screentime, a Banijay Group company, for ABC-TV, was a rare television project for Adelaide visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), better known for its work on Hollywood blockbusters such as "X-Men: Days of Future Past," "Gravity," and "The Great Gatsby." The first episode premiered on Australian TV on Sunday, 10 August with exceptional ratings around Australia and much critical acclaim.
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Rising Sun Pictures Looks to SIGGRAPH to Expand for a Blockbuster Year.
Australian VFX Studio will be Recruiting Artists for Upcoming Projects and Discussing its Work on “X-Men: Days of Future Past”.
Rising Sun Pictures is sending a team of representatives to SIGGRAPH 2014 to discuss its work on the recent film "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and to recruit artists for future projects including "Gods of Egypt," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2," "Deadline Gallipoli," "Pan & Tarzan." The 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Technologies, SIGGRAPH 2014 takes place 10-14 August in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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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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Vicon Customers to Take Center Stage at SIGGRAPH 2014
Framestore, The Capture Lab, Bradford University, Lumiscaphe, TechViz and Autodesk to Present Motion Capture Techniques for Media, Entertainment and Product Design
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, life sciences and engineering industries, has announced a series of customer presentations that will take place at its SIGGRAPH booth (#733) on August 12-14 in Vancouver, Canada. Customers spanning media and entertainment, education and virtual product design will share their motion capture expertise and provide insight into their latest projects. Vicon will also unveil groundbreaking new products, and enhancements to its existing motion capture software.
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Sound Devices Goes On Expedition With Veteran Sound Mixer David Ruddick
News: Sound Devices Goes On Expedition With Veteran Sound Mixer David Ruddick633 Production Mixer and USBPre 2 Power Through in Even the Most Challenging Conditions
As an expedition-style-documentary sound mixer, David Ruddick has worked in some of Earth’s most extreme environments. From scorching heat to blistering cold, Ruddick knows the importance of having reliable gear on location. That’s why he’s made the Sound Devices 633 Production Mixer the backbone of his compact audio rig.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Production Sessions Feature Summer Blockbusters, Oscar Winner
SIGGRAPH 2014 will offer presentations on more than 15 of the biggest current and upcoming studio productions, including “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Gravity,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Production Sessions are hosted as part of the Computer Animation Festival and will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 11-14 August.
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Avid Connects Professional Editing Community Through Support of EditFest London
Respected Industry Event Brings Together an Array of BAFTA®, Oscar® and Emmy® Award-Winning and Nominated Editors
For the second year running, Avid® (OTC:AVID) has signed on as a platinum supporter for the America Cinema Editors (ACE) society's EditFest London taking place at the BFI Southbank on Saturday, 21 June. The event brings together a world-class line-up of editors, providing both established and aspiring film professionals with a rare opportunity to hear the most compelling artists talk about their work and interact with them in an intimate theater setting.
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Frankie Adds Two Entry-Level Plans, Improves Pro Version
News: Frankie Adds Two Entry-Level Plans, Improves Pro VersionThree Tiers Make the Browser-Based Video Review Tool Accessible to a Wider Array of Users
Due to popular demand, Frankie has introduced new pricing plans for its video review-and-approval system, starting at just $49 per month. Frankie has also added new features and doubled quotas for our existing customers worldwide. With three levels of service, Frankie now caters to everyone from individual freelancers to the largest studios.
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Nice Shoes Opens Its New Creative Studio
News: Nice Shoes Opens Its New Creative StudioNice Shoes announces the opening of the Nice Shoes Creative Studio, headed by Executive Producer Geraint Owen. Joining Owen are newly signed Creative Director/Director James Coulson, Creative Director/Director Harry Dorrington and VFX/Animation Director Steve Parish. Nice Shoes, entering its 18th year as a leader in color grading and finishing, has expanded creative capabilities and constructed an entirely new workspace for the Creative Studio team in the company’s NYC office.
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Rising Sun Pictures Makes Time Stand Still for Quicksilver in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
News: Rising Sun Pictures Makes Time Stand Still for Quicksilver in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”VFX Studio Recreates The Pentagon Kitchen in Ultra Slow Motion for the Mutant Quicksilver.
Rising Sun Pictures’ contribution to Twentieth Century Fox’s "X-Men Days of Future Past" centered on a time-bending sequence in which Quicksilver (Evan Peters) displays his hyper-speed abilities with spectacular effect.
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cineSync Pro Adds An Extra Dimension To Venture 3D's Pipeline.
News: cineSync Pro Adds An Extra Dimension To Venture 3D's Pipeline.Venture 3D, the LA-based 3D conversion facility, has been involved in producing dozens of 3D versions of well-known films over the past few years, including arguably the most successful conversion of all time, "Titanic 3D."
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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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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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SMPTE® at the 2014 NAB Show
SMPTE has accomplished much over the past 12 months, with significant achievements in the three pillars of the Society: membership, education, and standards. While the Society was able to highlight progress in standards areas including ultra high-definition, cinema sound and immersive audio, and integration of information technology into the industry, SMPTE also showcased its ongoing work to provide both members and non-members with unique opportunities to engage with other professionals in discussion of the technical advances and business strategies driving the industry forward.
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Embassy Combines Use of cineSync and Frankie for Review and Approval of TV Commercials
Linking Offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and London for Production and Postproduction
Both cineSync and Frankie, the review-and-approval tools from Cospective, were used to complete a humorous campaign of three TV commercials by Embassy, the South African production and post company. Using remote approval sessions between its suites in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Embassy was able to complete the project in two weeks for the South African theater chain, Ster-Kinekor. Using these two tools from Cospective, Embassy has demonstrated a cohesive, efficient and client-friendly remote workflow for video review and approval.
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“I, Frankenstein”: Rising Sun Pictures Helps Bring Back the Dead
News: “I, Frankenstein”: Rising Sun Pictures Helps Bring Back the DeadIn Lakeshore Entertainment’s "I, Frankenstein" director Stuart Beattie offers a darkly cerebral tale in which the monster of the Mary Shelley novel (here named Adam and played by Aaron Eckhart) has survived to modern day and become embroiled in a deadly confrontation between an assortment of grisly gargoyles and demons.
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Vitamin Creates an Ice Kingdom for Coors Light
News: Vitamin Creates an Ice Kingdom for Coors LightHybrid Production Studio Travels Inside the Design of New “Special Edition” Cans in New Campaign from CommonGround.
Vitamin Pictures transports viewers into worlds populated by tumbling glaciers and freezing liquid in two new, fully-animated spots for Coors Light.
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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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Colorfront Launches Express Dailies 2014 And On-Set Dailies 2014 With Transkoder
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic television and commercials, today introduced the latest 2014 versions of its industry-leading dailies software – Express Dailies 2014 and On-Set Dailies 2014 with the new Transkoder option. Colorfront will show both new products during NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
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The ARRI Rental Group Strengthens its Team with Appointment of Dana Ross
News: The ARRI Rental Group Strengthens its Team with Appointment of Dana RossThe ARRI Rental Group is pleased to announce that Dana Ross has been appointed to the role of International Marketing Executive.
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Spring Vacationers Combine High Tech and the Outdoors With Accessories From Adorama’s iPhone Toolshed
Adorama’s Handpicked Selection of Smartphone Accessories Expands to Include an Instant Lab for Mobile Photo Printing, An iPhone Case With Polarizer Filter, Solar Charges and Many More Accessories to Help Make Your Spring Vacation Unforgettable
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, imaging, video and electronics retailers, and a leading destination for iPhone photo specialty accessories, recently added a collection of vacation-ready smartphone photography accessories to its iPhone Toolshed– a carefully curated collection of unique, useful and fun iPhoneography gear. Whether you’re exploring a whole new city, taking a road trip to the beach or camping far from civilization (and a power outlet), smartphone users want their fully charged phones nearby so they can capture every spring vacation memory.
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Colorfront Licenses ProRes for On-Set Dailies
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, and high-end episodic television and commercials, today announced that Colorfront On-Set Dailies now supports encoding to Apple ProRes on OS X and Windows.
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ALEXA Software Update Packet SUP 10.0 Preview
News: ALEXA Software Update Packet SUP 10.0 PreviewFrom the outset, ARRI developed ALEXA as an upgradeable camera system to remain an enduring investment for years to come. Now established as the gold standard of movie production, ALEXA was the camera of choice for Gravity, winner of Best Cinematography and Best VFX Academy Awards. This is the third year in a row these two categories were awarded to a film captured on ALEXA (2012: Hugo, 2013: Life of Pi). ARRI is proud to announce further enhancements to this camera with ALEXA Software Update Packet SUP 10.0, to be available free of charge in Q3 2014.
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Chris Manley Asc, Director Of Photography For “Mad Men” Appears On The Go Creative Show!
News: Chris Manley Asc, Director Of Photography For “Mad Men” Appears On The Go Creative Show!Chris Manley, Director of Photography for the hit AMC series “Mad Men” joins Ben Consoli on the Go Creative Show to discuss the finale season of Mad Men, his extensive TV career and his upcoming film, Matthew Weiner’s “You Are Here” starring Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler, and Owen Wilson.
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Deluxe New York Mixes Aronofsky's Noah With Dolby® Atmos™
News: Deluxe New York Mixes Aronofsky's Noah With Dolby® Atmos™Major Dolby Atmos Stage at Deluxe New York Used for Mixing Darren Aronofsky's Epic Production
Deluxe New York, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company, is proud to announce that the makers of Paramount Pictures' epic feature Noah selected Deluxe's new mixing stage at 435 Hudson Street to create the soundscape for director Darren Aronofsky's powerful feature film. The theater—among the largest Dolby Atmos capable sound stages in New York—was the site where Skip Lievsay, the recent recipient of an Oscar for "Gravity," and Craig Henighan mixed the film, utilizing the powerful, lifelike sound made possible by Dolby Atmos technology.
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White Mark Completes Its First Dolby® Atmos™ Theatre In The UK
News: White Mark Completes Its First Dolby® Atmos™ Theatre In The UKThe New Screening Room for London-Based Technology Solutions Company EIKON Group is Proving to be the Perfect Listening Environment for Atmos™ Films.
Acoustic consultancy White Mark Ltd has designed and installed a Dolby® Atmos™ screening theatre for technology solutions and servicing company the EIKON Group.
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SMPTE® to Co-produce the 2014 NAB Show Technology Summit on Cinema: The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound
Two-Day Conference to Feature Live Discussion by Oscar® Award-Winning 'Gravity' Team and Keynote by Industry Visionary Chris Cookson
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the 2014 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema: The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, will provide an in-depth global view of the current state and future of filmmaking innovation.
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Peter Taylor "Gravity" Wins Camera Operator of the Year for Feature Film and Don Devine "Mad Men" Wins Camera Operator of the Year for Television at the Society of Camera Operators 2014 Lifetime Achievement Awards
In Memoriam Tribute to 27-Year-Old Assistant Camerawoman, Sarah Jones
The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) tonight announced winners of the Camera Operator of the Year Awards in film and television at its 2014 Annual Lifetime Achievement Awards. Additional honors were presented to previously announced recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Distinguished Service Award, Historical Shot, Technical Achievement Award and President’s Award during the black-tie event in Herscher Hall at the Skirball Cultural Center. The event took place before an audience of 500, including SOC and International Cinematographer Guild (ICG) members, industry executives and press. SOC Vice President and Awards Executive Producer David Frederick, SOC, presided over the event with emcee Bruce Carse. All proceeds from the show are donated to the Vision Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. The honor was accepted by Dr. Thomas Lee, Director of the Retinal Center.
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Avid Customer Community Crafts Memorable Night at the 2014 Academy Awards®
Oscar® Nominees Including "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle," "Captain Phillips," "Gravity" and "Nebraska" All Created With Avid's Proven and Trusted Video and Audio Solutions
Avid® (OTC:AVID) today celebrates the many Avid customers recognized for their craft as nominees and winners at the 86th Academy Awards®, the world's most prestigious ceremony honoring film industry professionals. Films created using Avid's industry-leading professional content creation solutions include Best Picture Award winner "12 Years a Slave" and nominees, "American Hustle," "Captain Phillips", "Gravity" and "Nebraska." Avid solutions provide professionals with the tools they need to bring the director's vision to life and create high-quality compelling content to engage and inspire audiences.
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Suite Spot Produces 160+ Hours of Live Streaming Video Production for The 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
News: Suite Spot Produces 160+ Hours of Live Streaming Video Production for The 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog ShowBicoastal Full-Service Video Production Company Coordinates Flawless 13-Channel Online Broadcast for America's Second-Oldest Sporting Event
Call it the “Best In Show online.” Looking to showcase 187 breeds competing in 12 different rings at the recent 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (WKCDS), producers at USA Network and NBC turned to the full-service video production company Suite Spot to create a seamless 13-channel live streaming online broadcast experience for America's second-oldest sporting event.
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Jerry Lewis Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From Carol Burnett at the 51st Annual ICG Publicists Awards
Lionsgate’s Friedman and Wachsberger, ‘Scandal’s’ Shonda Rhimes, E.T.’s Linda Bell Blue Honored
A sold-out audience of Hollywood publicity and marketing executives, producers, studio and network executives, celebrities and press gathered for the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE LOCAL 600) 51st Annual ICG Publicists Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel today, chaired by Henri Bollinger and co-chaired by Tim Menke. Jerry Lewis received the Lifetime Achievement Award from fellow comedian and long-time friend Carol Burnett.
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SGO Proudly Continues Its Sponsorship of the 3D Creative Summit
SGO proudly continues its sponsorship of the 3D Creative Summit. This important event, produced by Ravensbourne and the International 3D Society features the talented people and creative technologies behind the best 3D films and television programmes of the past year culminating in a celebration of the world's most excellent content. Mistika presentations will take place in the 3D Theatre on both days followed by Q&A’s. In addition, a series of exclusive screenings with expert practitioners will line-up the exciting two-day summit, many of whom have used Mistika in their projects.
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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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Igor Martinovic, Director Of Photography For “House Of Cards”! Appears On The Go Creative Show
News: Igor Martinovic, Director Of Photography For “House Of Cards”! Appears On The Go Creative ShowIgor Martinovic, Director of Photography for the Netflix original series “House of Cards” and the Academy Award Winning documentary “Man on Wire” joins Ben Consoli on the Go Creative Show to discuss his career, behind the scenes stories his experiences shooting documentary, feature film, commercial and television.
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The Academy Award Nominations Are Out and the Winner Is.....Digital Artistry
News: The Academy Award Nominations Are Out and the Winner Is.....Digital ArtistryAutodesk Software Plays an Integral Role in the Creation of Great Movies - Including 8 of the 9 Best Picture Nominees
Great movies are defined by great stories and increasingly, great storytelling is being empowered by digital technology. Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) media and entertainment staff and software played a starring role in the creation of many of this year's Academy Award nominees across many categories and were recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with two Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards (Sci-Tech Awards).
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Avid Customers Shine at the BAFTA® Film Awards
Numerous Award-Winning and Nominated Feature Films Created With Avid's Industry-Leading Video and Audio Solutions Celebrated at the U.K.'s Most Prestigious Film Awards
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today celebrated its many customers who were honored for their outstanding contributions to professional film and sound editing at the British Academy Film Awards 2014, hosted by the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA®) in London on Sunday, February 16. The world's leading creative professionals relied on Avid's proven and trusted content creation solutions to help craft many of the celebrated films at this year's awards, including "12 Years A Slave," "Gravity," "American Hustle," "Captain Phillips" and "Rush."
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Colorfront Showcases Landmark Cloud Innovations
News: Colorfront Showcases Landmark Cloud InnovationsColorfront Reports Rapid, On-Going Developments in New Distributed Post-Production Model for Motion Pictures and Broadcast TV
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic television and commercials, is showcasing the latest advances of its ground-breaking Colorfront Cloud Services at HPA’s Tech Retreat, Palm Springs, and at NAB 2014, Las Vegas.
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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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Avid Editors Triumph at the 2014 ACE Eddie Awards
High-Caliber Editors Rely on the World's Preeminent Editing Software to Cut the Most Celebrated Films of the Year
Avid®(Nasdaq:AVID) today congratulates the professional video editing community on their achievements at the 64th annual American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Awards held in Los Angeles on February 7. Many of the nominated and award-winning films were cut by Avid editors who trust the industry's foremost nonlinear editing solution, Avid Media Composer®, for its reliability and flexibility to create higher quality, inspiring content.
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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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Publicists Name Maxwell Weinberg Showmanship Nominees for Motion Pictures & Television
The Publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) have announced nominees for the Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Awards, with the winners to be announced at the Publicists’ 51st Annual Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Friday, February 28.
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Codex Recruits Rumberg As Director Of Product Strategy
News: Codex Recruits Rumberg As Director Of Product StrategyCodex has hired Jens Rumberg as its new director of product strategy. Rumberg brings over a decade of cutting-edge experience in motion picture image-science, digital camera and workflow development to Codex, and will focus on developing the company’s current and next-generation product ranges for motion picture and high-end TV production and post production.
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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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"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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Codex In 2014 Awards Season
News: Codex In 2014 Awards SeasonCodex digital recording and workflow products harnessed by nine motion pictures in 2014 Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and ASC Awards nominations
Codex is delighted to announce that its digital workflow and recording products were extensively used in the production pipelines of nine motion pictures nominated at the prestigious 2014 Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) awards.
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cineSync Used to Complete VFX for Academy Award® Nominee, Gravity
News: cineSync Used to Complete VFX for Academy Award® Nominee, GravityRising Sun Pictures Relied on Review Software to Help Build Oscar® Contender
Cospective’s video review software cineSync played a key role in a globe-spanning VFX pipeline for Alfonso Cuarón’s "Gravity." Charting the lonely quest of an astronaut (Sandra Bullock) to survive after her spaceship is crippled, the film received ten Oscar® nominations, including one for Best Visual Effects.
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Zero Gravity Adventures, Rampaging Dragons Among Effects Grabbing VFX Oscar Nominations
Framestore, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Pixomondo and WETA Digital are among the visual effects studios whose artists were recently honored with nominations from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences for the Oscar for Best Visual Effects.
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Actor/Comedian Patton Oswalt to Host the 12th Annual VES Awards Audience Favorite Returns for Third Hosting Gig
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced that award-winning actor/comedian/author Patton Oswalt will serve as host of the 12th Annual VES Awards on February 12, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This marks Oswalt’s third engagement as host of the prestigious annual celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation.
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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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Imagineer Systems Congratulates Customers on Best Visual Effects Oscar Nominations
mocha customers Framestore, Weta, Digital Domain and more provide groundbreaking visual effects that earned top films the 2013 Academy Award nomination
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, congratulates its mocha customers for their contributions to Oscar®-nominated films in the Best Visual Effects category. Announced yesterday, "Gravity," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," "Iron Man 3," "The Lone Ranger" and "Star Trek Into Darkness" each received a nomination for Hollywood’s most sought-after award. Weta Digital, Framestore, MPC, Digital Domain and MPC are among a number of long-time mocha customers responsible for the cutting-edge digital effects used in each film that earned a coveted spot on the list of potentials.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2013 Golden Reel Nominees for Feature Films
The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards in feature film categories. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented film editors and their contributions to the best films of the past year. Nominations for television, animation and computer entertainment categories will be announced on Friday, January 17th.
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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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Warner Bros. Pictures’ Award-Winning Drama “Gravity” Returning To Wide Release On January 17
News: Warner Bros. Pictures’ Award-Winning Drama “Gravity” Returning To Wide Release On January 17The acclaimed Alfonso Cuarón-directed worldwide hit, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, will be on more than 900 screens nationwide.
Following months of overwhelming critical and audience acclaim and numerous year-end awards, Warner Bros. Pictures is bringing Alfonso Cuarón’s cinematic achievement “Gravity” back to big screens nationwide. The film, which stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, will be re-released on more than 900 screens on January 17, 2014, it was announced today by Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
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Sky High Scrapers Set For Dazzling Heights
News: Sky High Scrapers Set For Dazzling HeightsFinal post-production completed for first series of factual doc, following the gravity-defying exploits of the most daring, high-level maintenance workers in the US.
BTV completed full post-production for the factual doc, exploring the gravity defying exploits of Abseilon Building Services; America’s largest high-rise cleaning company.
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American Society of Cinematographers Reveals Feature Film Nominees
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced nominations in the theatrical motion picture category of the 28th Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The nominees are:
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Tim Webber, Visual Effects Supervisor For “Gravity”! Appears On The Go Creative Show!
News: Tim Webber, Visual Effects Supervisor For “Gravity”! Appears On The Go Creative Show!Tim Webber, visual effects supervisor for blockbusters including "Avatar," "The Dark Knight" and the recent mega-film "Gravity" joins Ben Consoli on the Go Creative Show to discuss the behind the scenes of "Gravity" and shares his experience creating one of the most technically challenging films in cinema’s history.
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Visual Effects Society to Present “Gravity” Director Alfonso Cuarón with its Visionary Award
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, named acclaimed filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón as the recipient of its Visionary Award in recognition of his extraordinary career, most recently including his landmark achievement on this year’s hugely acclaimed “Gravity.” The award will be presented at the 12th Annual VES Awards on February 12, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Vector Pan and Tilt Heads Are Standard on NEP Mobile Trucks
News: Vector Pan and Tilt Heads Are Standard on NEP Mobile TrucksNEP, operator of the world’s largest fleet of television mobile units and global production studios, utilizes Vinten Vector pan and tilt heads exclusively on their OB vans.
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The 2013 Annual Annie Award Noms are out and HoC couldn’t be happier!
At the heart of every nomination is a good story. Or so we at House of Cool like to think. This year’s contenders have a strong showing for the HOC crew with the recognition of 2 special projects that we helped develop. Epic receives 5 Annie Award nominations
Among the leading animated films this year was Blue Sky’s, Epic, showing nominations in several individual categories including; Best Animated Effects, Character Animation, Production Design, Music and Best Director going to Chris Wedge.
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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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Camerimage 2013 Award Winners Deliver On-Screen Magic With Codex
News: Camerimage 2013 Award Winners Deliver On-Screen Magic With CodexGolden and Silver Frog, both 3D winners, plus special screeners all shot with Codex workflows
Codex has issued congratulations to the multiple award-winning cinematographers whose digital features, photographed using Codex recording platforms, won in competition at the 2013 Camerimage Festival of Cinematography. Six movies, with budgets ranging from $1m to $100m, screened at the festival with the cinematographers reporting significant on-screen gains having used Codex at the heart of their production workflows.
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Camerimage Film Festival Competition Winners Announced
Competition winners at CAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, were revealed today as the 21st edition came to a close with a gala awards celebration at the Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz.
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Imagineer Systems Brightens the 2013 Holiday Season with its Annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale
An Entire Weekend to Save 50% on mocha Pro Family of Planar Tracking Solutions; Sale Includes Discounts on Upgrades, Full Purchases and Educational Pricing
Imagineer Systems today announced it is adding a bit more cheer to the 2013 Holiday Season with its annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale. Imagineer’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale begins Friday, November 28, 2013 and runs through Monday, December 2, 2013. During this promotional weekend, users can purchase mocha Pro upgrades and full versions, or mocha Pro Academic Versions at tremendous savings of 50% off list price. All Black Friday/Cyber Monday licenses are nodelocked only and are limited to one license per customer.
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Out Of This World Motion Capture By Vicon For Smash Hit Film Gravity
News: Out Of This World Motion Capture By Vicon For Smash Hit Film GravityFramestore invests in 16 Vicon T40 cameras to enable unbeatable pre-visualisation for space scenes in Hollywood blockbuster, Gravity
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defence, life sciences and engineering industries, announced today that its T-Series motion capture cameras were used on acclaimed 3D science fiction thriller and space blockbuster, "Gravity."
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“Disney Time” Comes To Life In Playful Brand Launch From loyalkaspar
News: “Disney Time” Comes To Life In Playful Brand Launch From loyalkasparDlife, Japan’s first foreign-owned and free-to-air channel targeting women and families, recently turned to its long-time creative partner and go-to entertainment branding agency loyalkaspar to launch a new branded block of children's programming called “Disney Time.”
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Director/D.P. Eldred Appreciates “Heavier Feel” of Lightweight Vision blue3 and blueBridge
News: Director/D.P. Eldred Appreciates “Heavier Feel” of Lightweight Vision blue3 and blueBridgeEmmy-winning DP and DGA-nominated director Jody Eldred not only specializes in shooting assignments including network news, documentaries, episodic TV, and unscripted programs world-wide, he is also well-respected by top manufacturers to review their production equipment.
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Prime Focus celebrates 16 years of creating the ‘magic of cinema’ and the launch of “True North” – the world’s largest digital media services cloud
News: Prime Focus celebrates 16 years of creating the ‘magic of cinema’ and the launch of “True North” – the world’s largest digital media services cloudCelebrating its 16 years in the media and entertainment industry, Prime Focus today launched True North, its global 24x7 content operations hub. True North will house more than 600 people and offer cloud based media services to Prime Focus Technologies’ global clientele including the likes of Star, Bloomberg, Disney, Warner Bros., SONY Music, Viacom 18, SONY MSM, BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), IPL (Indian Premiere League), Hindustan Unilever Limited, The Associated Press, A & E TV Network, Netflix, Schawk! and WPP.
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Introducing 3Pod Tripods for Photographers and Videographers – a Flashpoint Brand Now Available Exclusively at Adorama
News: Introducing 3Pod Tripods for Photographers and Videographers – a Flashpoint Brand Now Available Exclusively at AdoramaThe new 3Pod line by Flashpoint includes ten distinct photography and video tripods ranging from consumer-focused models to rugged, professional tripods designed for on-the-go photographers
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, recently announced the launch of its brand new 3Pod camera support line from Flashpoint. An in-house brand developed by Adorama, 3Pod is a comprehensive tripod product line featuring convertible tripod/monopod systems, ball heads, quick release plates, video tripods, and tripods for tabletop and travel photography. Born out of the goal to create a stable, economical and highly portable camera support system, every 3Pod tripod features a carefully crafted design. The competitively priced line features tripod systems for nearly every skill set and use, from professional tripod systems built to withstand the rigors of daily travel and use to simple-to-use consumer models. All 3Pod tripods are sold with a padded carrying case, mini toolkit, instruction manual and three-year warranty.
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Vision3 Expands 3D Resources with Mistika at its Heart
Mistika is a 3D Vision at Vision3
In a move to further expand their capabilities, Vision3 has invested in a Mistika post production system from SGO to offer clients an advanced 3D post production pipeline for high level cinema productions in London. Vision3 now hosts a state-of-the-art cinema suite with Mistika and their bespoke shot management and workflow system integrated with SGO's technology. This will enable Vision3 to further develop the creative and narrative set-up that is the hallmark of their approach. Vision3 specialises in stereography within numerous fields of expertise such as studio and independent feature films, high-end natural history documentaries, IMAX, unique special events and commercials.
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Zero Gravity Scores With Anton/Bauer Solutions To Power Clemson University Sports Shows
News: Zero Gravity Scores With Anton/Bauer Solutions To Power Clemson University Sports ShowsLongtime Customer Relies on DIONIC 90, HyTRON 140 Batteries and Gold Mounts for Fast-Paced Projects
Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video, film and healthcare technology industries, has been an integral part of Zero Gravity’s projects since the company’s inception in 1998. Most recently, Anton/Bauer batteries played an imperative role in the company’s longstanding project of producing Clemson University coach shows during the school’s football and basketball seasons. Whether working on a post-game report or producing other material, including broadcast commercials and corporate videos, Zero Gravity counts on the reliability and top-notch performance of Anton/Bauer batteries to power through any production scenario.
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Award-Winning Image-Science Expert Bill Feightner Joins Colorfront As CTO
News: Award-Winning Image-Science Expert Bill Feightner Joins Colorfront As CTOColorfront, Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced the appointment of multi-award-winning, image-science expert, Bill Feightner, as its new chief technology officer.
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A guide to the VFX of Gravity at VIEW Conference with Max Solomon
At the 14th International VIEW Conference Max Solomon, animation supervisor for Framestore, will unveil the making of the latest Warner Bros blockbuster movie: "Gravity." Max Solomon will deliver a talk covering the evolution of "Gravity" from Storyboard to Final, focusing on previz and animation.
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Reel FX Amplifies The Guts And Glory Of Ram’s Commercial Trucks
News: Reel FX Amplifies The Guts And Glory Of Ram’s Commercial TrucksDallas/Santa Monica-based digital studio Reel FX puts the powerful features of RAM Commercial trucks to the test in a new :30, “Blow,” for RAM out of The Richards Group, Dallas, TX. The spot features the latest truck from RAM’s commercial fleet smoothly hauling a hefty load of construction equipment up a winding road, or on a craggy precipice with ease.
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Codex to Showcase New Products at IBC 2013-Hall 11, G-30
News: Codex to Showcase New Products at IBC 2013-Hall 11, G-30—Codex will demonstrate new products, including Codex Review, Vault 2 and Data Logger One at IBC 2013, September 13th to 17th at the RAI in Amsterdam.
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Brickyard VFX Delivers Color Correction and Effects for Short Film "Gravity"
News: Brickyard VFX Delivers Color Correction and Effects for Short Film "Gravity"Short to Premiere at HollyShorts Film Festival
Bi-coastal VFX and animation studio Brickyard VFX completed visual effects for short film "Gravity," premiering this week at the HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) in Los Angeles. HSFF showcases top short films (30 minutes or less) from around the world in various genres and technical categories including 3D, animation, VFX, cinematography and more. Gravity will screen in the VFX Shorts category, Saturday August 18 at 7:00 PM.
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32TEN Studios Provides Practical Effects For “Elysium”
News: 32TEN Studios Provides Practical Effects For “Elysium”32TEN Studios, a San Rafael (Marin, CA)-based company that provides production facilities and practical and visual effects services to entertainment, advertising, and corporate clientele, has provided a number of practical effects for “Elysium.” The film, from TriStar Pictures in association with Media Rights Capital, opened # 1 this weekend at the box office.
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Gravity Collection, INC. (GRAVITY) Enters Into Understanding To Acquire A Stake In Colorado Based Caribou Ranch
GRAVITY COLLECTION, INC. (GRAVITY) announced today that it has agreed for the purchase of a stake in the world famous Caribou Ranch based outside of Boulder, Colorado.
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Jeb Stuart Joins Gravity Collection, Inc. Board of Directors
Jeb Stuart, writer of DIE HARD and THE FUGITIVE and veteran of over 25 years of experience in film and television industry, has joined Gravity Collection, Inc., Board of Directors, and will serve on the media company's Feature Film Committee.
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LOGAN and Ignition Set Out to Destroy the X-Men
News: LOGAN and Ignition Set Out to Destroy the X-MenLOGAN plays its part in the future extermination of comic book and big-screen favorites the "X-Men" with a spot for Trask Industries – the fictional behemoth charged with developing superhero-slaughtering robots.
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Rising Sun Pictures Recreates Atomic Blast as Part of a Huge VFX Package for “The Wolverine”
News: Rising Sun Pictures Recreates Atomic Blast as Part of a Huge VFX Package for “The Wolverine”
Australian VFX studio delivers more than 25 minutes for the latest edition to Fox’s “X-Men” franchise.
Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) created more than 260 visual effects shots for "The Wolverine", the new action film from Director James Mangold and Twentieth Century Fox. RSP helped to recreate the World War II atomic bomb attack on Nagasaki, Japan. It also produced digital environments for a number of sequences, including a scene set in a snow-covered Japanese village, and combat effects such as digital copies of Wolverine’s iconic claws for use in numerous scenes involving challenging stunts.
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MAXON CINEMA 4D Elevates Creative Process for Visionary Artist Clifford Ross’ Unprecedented “The Austin Wall”
News: MAXON CINEMA 4D Elevates Creative Process for Visionary Artist Clifford Ross’ Unprecedented “The Austin Wall”3D Software Cited for Superior Flexibility and Control in Creating Large Scale Stained Glass Public Art Installation at New U.S. Courthouse in Austin, Texas
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce that renowned artist Clifford Ross has incorporated its acclaimed CINEMA 4D software technology in the design process of "The Austin Wall," a monumental and unprecedented stained glass work housed at the new United States Courthouse in Austin, Texas. Integrated into the architecture of the new courthouse, the wall stands approximately 28 feet wide by 28 feet high and weighs about 5,840 pounds, and was aided by CINEMA 4D’s fast and efficient procedural animation capabilities for a simultaneously realistic and colorfully abstract effect. The Austin Wall was unveiled on June 18, 2013 in Austin, Texas.
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Sachtler Video 20 Helps Chronicle Misfire: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery
News: Sachtler Video 20 Helps Chronicle Misfire: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting GalleryIn the 1990s The Shooting Gallery produced some of the hottest indie films, including "Sling Blade" - an Academy Award for Billy Bob Thornton - "You Can Count On Me" starring Mark Ruffalo - Academy Award nomination - and a series of projects with now-famous actors, producers and directors. Not long ago, director/producers Whitney Ransick and Bob Gosse, along with DP/producer Gil Gilbert and his co-DP Derek Wiesehahn, chronicled the rise and fall of this industry icon in "Misfire: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery".
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Superfad NY Executive Team Join Gravity as SCOUT
News: Superfad NY Executive Team Join Gravity as SCOUTInternational visual effects, design and content company Gravity announced today that the three key creative and production executives from Superfad NY have re-assembled as SCOUT, a new divison of Gravity. Gravity CEO/CCO Zviah Eldar made the announcement.
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Sony, Technicolor, Dolby and VFX Powerhouse LOOK Effects Join “Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story” All-Star Lineup
Industry titans back New York’s largest post event on June 8, 2013
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, is excited to announce growing support for its Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story event held on June 8, 2013 at the French Institute in the heart of Manhattan. Industry luminaries Sony Creative Software, Technicolor and Dolby recently signed on as sponsors, joining the likes of AbelCine, ACE, Adorama, AJA, Art of the Guillotine, Autodesk, Blackmagic Design, Boris FX, CCW, Digieffects, EditShare, DV Expo East, HP, IFP, Imagineer Systems, MoPictive, MPSE, Noise Industries, NY Editors Collective, NYWIFT, ProductionHUB and Tekserve.
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Legends of Storytelling Gather in Manhattan for Filmmaker Event Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story
Registration now open for a one-day celebration of the art of filmmaking, Held at French Institute June 8
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, revealed its all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story, a special one-day symposium for the creative community. “Building on the momentum of many successful events focusing on film editors, it seems a natural move to celebrate all of the talent involved in the process,” says Josh Apter, founder and president of Manhattan Edit Workshop. “From sound design and visual effects to groundbreaking transmedia projects, post-production is about using all of the elements of sight, sound and story to create a truly unique experience. Anyone interested in what happens when the cameras stop rolling in the fast-evolving craft of visual storytelling is going to find something that speaks to them here.”
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Adorama Rolls Out Flashpoint ZeroGrav Camera Stabilizer
News: Adorama Rolls Out Flashpoint ZeroGrav Camera StabilizerAdorama, one of the world’s largest photography, imaging, video and electronics retailers, and a leading destination for iPhone photo specialty accessories, is now selling the brand new Flashpoint ZeroGrav Camera Stabilizer at an MSRP of 300 USD. The durable rig’s well-designed levers, springs, counterbalance weights and concentric ring connections let shooters precisely control camera-in-motion shots with ease and comfort. The anti-gravity sensation eliminates shakes and bumps, giving shooters the ability to capture fluid video even when filming fast-action shots or shooting on rough terrain. Simple-to-use, shooters can attach a DSLR camera to the ZeroGrav platform or by means of a quick release adapter.
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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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Gravity Kicks Off 2013 By Signing Internationally Renowned VFX Supervisor & Compositing Supervisor Alex Lemke, An Award Winner For His Work At Weta Digital On The “Lord Of The Rings” Franchise
News: Gravity Kicks Off 2013 By Signing Internationally Renowned VFX Supervisor & Compositing Supervisor Alex Lemke, An Award Winner For His Work At Weta Digital On The “Lord Of The Rings” FranchiseLemke Becomes Gravity’s Senior VFX Supervisor & Compositing Supervisor, Feature Films & Commercials
Gravity has appointed globally renowned VFX Supervisor Alex Lemke as its new Senior VFX Supervisor/Compositing Supervisor for films and commercials. Gravity’s CEO/Chief Creative Officer Zviah Eldar made the announcement.
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Sachtler FSB 6 Fluid Head is Ideally Suited for Black Magic Design’s Cinema Camera
News: Sachtler FSB 6 Fluid Head is Ideally Suited for Black Magic Design’s Cinema CameraBlack Magic Design created a huge buzz in the filmmaking industry with the introduction of its amazing Cinema Camera, providing a true feature film look and amazing dynamic range for beautiful images, delivered at an affordable price. But the new camera’s unique form factor requires a versatile fluid head system. A perfect match for the Cinema Camera is the Sachtler FSB 6 Fluid Head, which provides Sachtler’s well-known operational feel and familiar dependability for precise panning and tilting, with specifications to let the Black Magic camera’s user get the most out of his Cinema Camera.
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IMAX® And Warner Bros. Sign 20-Picture Deal, Extend Long-Running Partnership
IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures, a division of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX), today announced that they have agreed to release up to 20 Warner Bros. films in the immersive IMAX Experience® over the next three years, in an extension of the core partnership that began in 2003. The arrangement will continue to align the worldwide box office power of Warner Bros.' tent-pole film business with the fast-growing global popularity of The IMAX Experience, providing the studio with an additional, differentiated platform that consistently delivers the best experience in cinema and strong returns for studios and exhibitors.
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Colorfront Wins Emmy Award For On-Set Dailies
News: Colorfront Wins Emmy Award For On-Set DailiesColorfront On-Set Dailies continues to dominate file-based production on major motion pictures and episodic TV shows
Academy Award-winning developer Colorfront today announced it has been awarded a 2012 Primetime Engineering Emmy from the Academy Of Television Arts And Sciences for Colorfront On-Set Dailies, the market-leading on-set dailies system for motion picture and TV production.
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Gravity “Torques Up” Ford: 2013 Truck Campaign Led By Gravity’s Yuval Levy, Working Closely With Team Detroit, To Revamp BFT Campaign
News: Gravity “Torques Up” Ford: 2013 Truck Campaign Led By Gravity’s Yuval Levy, Working Closely With Team Detroit, To Revamp BFT CampaignInternational visual effects, design and brand communications company Gravity, and its in-house Director & Creative Director Yuval Levy, have just completed a new, five-spot campaign promoting 2013 Ford F-Series Trucks. Working in tandem with Ford’s advertising agency, Team Detroit, Gravity produced a fresh approach to the iconic “Rant” campaign featuring the rapid-fire voice-over of actor/comedian Denis Leary. The new campaign just broke.
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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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Codex Announces Onboard S Support For Canon Cinema RAW
News: Codex Announces Onboard S Support For Canon Cinema RAWCodex, the leading developer of digital media recorders and media management systems for film and television production, today announces that its compact Onboard S recorder supports Canon Cinema RAW. Codex will demonstrate the Onboard S (and other products) at IBC 2012 in Amsterdam (Stand 11.F41). It will be the first time that the Onboard S will be seen at a European tradeshow.
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Mike Leigh’s Olympics Film “A Running Jump” Captured on Codex
News: Mike Leigh’s Olympics Film “A Running Jump” Captured on CodexCodex Digital, the leading developer of digital media recorders and media management systems for film and television production, today announces that Codex Onboard Recorders were used with ARRI Alexa cameras on Mike Leigh’s short film A Running Jump.
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BiG MACHiNE Sighting: Director Steve Petersen Crafts "Chasing UFOs" Promo For National Geographic
News: BiG MACHiNE Sighting: Director Steve Petersen Crafts "Chasing UFOs" Promo For National GeographicNational Geographic Channel recently called on visual production company BiG MACHiNE to create the launch promo for "Chasing UFOs." Introducing the show's motley trio of hosts (the skeptic, the believer, and one undecided), the cinematic promo enthralls with a fast-paced UFO chase. Led by rising television & commercial director Steve Petersen, BiG MACHiNE deployed blockbuster live-action stunts and VFX to create the epic promo.
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Adidas Goes Crazy Light. Sigur Rós Conducts a Musical Film Experiment
The Mill L.A. Captures Never-before-seen NBA Footage and a Unique Performance by Transformers’ Shia LaBeouf
Short Story by Sigur Rós
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