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Legends of Storytelling Gather Once Again in Manhattan for the Filmmaking Event of the Year: "Sight, Sound & Story"
Three-time Academy Award-Winner Michael Kahn Joins This Year’s Lineup of Celebrated Artists, Editors and Filmmakers
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, today announced the all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for its special one-day event, "Sight, Sound & Story," held on June 14, 2014 at the French Institute in mid-town Manhattan. “Sight, Sound & Story" is one of the few events that brings together the community to celebrate the art of post-production.
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Manhattan Edit Workshop Presents: "Sight, Sound & Story"
Manhattan Edit Workshop's one-day summit, "Sight, Sound & Story," returns to New York on June 14th, 2014. The event gathers a collection of diverse and intriguing speakers spanning the world of post production. Panels include to art and processes of editing film and television, the techniques of visual effects, and the craft behind sound design. The summit culminates in a gala reception and networking session for over 300 guest, panelists and vendors.
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Troika Hires Creative Director Seton Kim
News: Troika Hires Creative Director Seton KimEmmy Award Winner Joins Branding Agency to Lead Creative for Entertainment & Sports Client Roster
Entertainment & marketing innovations agency Troika announces the hire of two-time Emmy Award-winning Creative Director Seton Kim. Kim brings over 20-year experience to Troika’s esteemed roster of Creative Directors, now a team of five that brings complimentary skillsets to the agency, including entertainment, sports, brand strategy and marketing innovations.
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Sennheiser Mentorship Program Catapults Former Audio Student Zachary Templin into the Big Time With HBO Pay-Per-View
News: Sennheiser Mentorship Program Catapults Former Audio Student Zachary Templin into the Big Time With HBO Pay-Per-ViewTemplin Serves as A2 in HBO Pay-Per-View's First Boxing Event Outside the U.S.
Dr. Fritz Sennheiser, the founder of audio specialist Sennheiser [NAB booth C3217] would often say, "Luck is chance plus preparation." Since 2009, the company's Student Mentorship Program has been providing audio students real-world preparation to become audio professionals in the sports broadcasting industry, working in collaboration with top broadcast networks such as HBO and Fox Sports.
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For Canadian Actor/Producer/Writer Corey Large, The Drug Drama ‘Kid Cannabis’ out April 18 Is Just the First of Many Feature Films for One of The Busiest Movie Producers In North America This Year
News: For Canadian Actor/Producer/Writer Corey Large, The Drug Drama ‘Kid Cannabis’ out April 18 Is Just the First of Many Feature Films for One of The Busiest Movie Producers In North America This YearProduction in the Works with Martin Scorsese, Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Bruce Willis, Pierce Bronson, Anne Hathaway, 50 Cent, Mila Kunis and Liam Neeson
Meet actor, writer and producer Corey Large, who’s emerging as one of the most sough-after producers in Hollywood and Canada – with nearly 15 projects slated for release in 2014/15. Born in Victoria, this B.C. boy who has been under the radar is now flying high working with a dream team of A-listers . We’re talking the likes of Martin Scorsese, Russell Crowe, Mark Wahlberg, John Cusack, Pierce Brosnan, Anne Hathaway, 50 Cent, Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, and the list goes on!
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HēLō Oscar-Winning Director Daniel Junge And Oscar Nominated Director Kief Davidson To Premiere Beyond The Brick: A Lego® Brickumentary At Tribeca Film Festival
First official fan-focused LEGO® documentary will feature voiceover by Jason Bateman
Oscar-winning director Daniel Junge, along with Oscar-nominated director Kief Davidson and HēLō celebrate one of the most iconic toy enterprises in BEYOND THE BRICK: A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY. The film, narrated by Jason Bateman, delves into all things surrounding the LEGO brick and the global phenomenon it has become. Produced by HēLō’s Brendan Kiernan and Justin Moore-Lewy, in conjunction with GEM Pictures, Tiburon Pictures, and Futuristic Films, the film will have its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, April 20th at New York City’s SVA Theater.
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BigStar Teases Drama & Turmoil For New Season Of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”
News: BigStar Teases Drama & Turmoil For New Season Of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”For season 4 of the critically acclaimed drama “Game of Thrones,” HBO once again tapped creative strategy and production company BigStar to create the teaser campaign. “Dungeon,” “Desert” and “Forest” hint at turmoil and peril around every corner in Westeros with environmentally-driven character studies that build on this season’s tagline: “All Men Must Die." The new season premieres on April 6th.
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Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand Spots
News: Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand SpotsPowerful, Easy-To-Use Render Farm Management Tools Let Artists in MPC’s Motion Design Studio Become Their Own Render Wranglers for High-Profile Rebrand Job
When one of the UK's largest broadcasters asks you to create a series of station identification clips (idents) for a major channel rebrand, you know that millions of people will be scrutinizing every frame. So how do you ensure the rendering goes without a hitch – without the need for dedicated support staff? If you're MPC, the answer is simple: you turn to PipelineFX and its Qube! render farm management system.
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Footage.net Announces Final List of Featured Archives for NAB '14
Eleven World-Class Footage Companies Are Participating in Footage.net’s Featured Footage Archive Program at NAB 2014. Each Company Will Provide A Special Discount Offer Exclusively to NAB Attendees
Footage.net, the world’s premier online resource for stock footage search and discovery, will showcase a remarkable group of footage companies as part of its upcoming NAB exhibit, set to take place on April 7 -10, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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batteryPOP Adds New Series With Musician Dan Zanes
News: batteryPOP Adds New Series With Musician Dan ZanesFamily Music Series Glimpses Behind-the-Scenes of a Grammy-Winning Musician
Burgeoning kid’s cross-platform network, batteryPOP, has added the new web series, “Dan Zanes and Friends,” featuring Grammy-winning family music talent Dan Zanes. Dan Zanes and his Friends perform exuberant, handmade 21st Century social tunes for enthusiastic family crowds. They occupy a unique place in American music where sea shanties, English music hall, North American and West Indian folk music, Mexican son jarocho, the spirit of early rock-and-roll and soulful originals collide.
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Cinesite Montréal Welcomes Chloë Grysole As General Manager
News: Cinesite Montréal Welcomes Chloë Grysole As General ManagerWins Contract for X-Men: Days of Future Past, in addition to The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Cinesite is proud to announce that Chloë Grysole has joined as the General Manager of their newly opened Montréal studio, and with her the start of two major productions.
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Acorn Productions Ltd Announces Two Major New BBC1 Dramas for Agatha Christie's 125th Celebration Year
RLJ Entertainment Oversees Extraordinary Raft of Developments Across Platform, Bringing the Christie Brand to New Audiences
Acorn Productions Ltd today (Friday 28 February) announces that BBC1 has commissioned two significant new drama adaptations to bring Agatha Christie masterpieces to a new generation:
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Footage.net to Showcase Stock Footage Partner Resources at NAB 2014
Footage.net, the stock footage search engine, will feature a diverse group of its stock footage content partners at its NAB exhibit, giving NAB attendees a chance to learn more about the world-class footage collections currently available for search and screening through Footage.net.
Footage.net, the world’s premier online resource for stock footage search and discovery, will spotlight a number of its key stock footage partner companies as part of its exhibit at NAB, set to take place on April 7 -10, 2014. As a resource to creatives worldwide, Footage.net will be on hand to meet with NAB attendees, answer questions about finding and using the world’s best stock footage source material and provide an introduction to the outstanding footage collections available for search and screening through its website.
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Picture This Productions Gets Confident with Bluefish444 Create 3D Ultra
News: Picture This Productions Gets Confident with Bluefish444 Create 3D UltraFounded in 1999, Phoenix-based Picture This Productions Inc. (PTP) has been providing fully equipped professional production crews to major studios, broadcast networks, national television shows, advertising agencies, and corporate clients, and is well-versed in all facets of video production, from dramatic productions, comedies, music videos, independent features, documentaries, commercials, electronic press kits, behind the scenes, multi-camera shoots, reality TV, sports and full feature stories for national news and television shows. PTP offers complete post-production editing services with state of the art equipment, and has global experience in 5K, 4K and High Definition resolution motion pictures, with services from script to screen.
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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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postPerspective™ Editor-in-Chief Randi Altman to Moderate SportsPost:NY Panel on Cloud-based Post
Randi Altman, editor-in-chief of postPerspective™ (postperspective.com) and the weekly postPerspective Update newsletter, will moderate a panel on postproduction in the cloud at SportsPost:NY on Feb. 26.
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Mr. Wonderful Adds Creative Director Gary Keenan
News: Mr. Wonderful Adds Creative Director Gary KeenanNew York-based design/animation boutique Mr. Wonderful has added Gary Keenan as Creative Director. His diverse body of work includes national and international on-air network branding, TV show packaging, including sports and news, commercial direction and design. Keenan has directed a variety of promotional campaigns for top networks such as NBC, ESPN, Channel 4 (UK) and HBO, working with A-list actors Martin Sheen, Sigourney Weaver, Sarah Jessica Parker, Anthony Edwards, Mike Myers, Kelsey Grammer and P Diddy. His compelling visual style has garnered over 30 international awards from the BDA, ICAD, New York Festivals, Telly Awards and Rx Video Awards.
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Digital Juice “Brings It” With Latest Clip-Based Effects Release
All-New Drag & Drop Series 2 product line features over 400 Full HD QuickTime Video Effects
Digital Juice® announced today that it is releasing its much anticipated follow-up collection of clip-based video effects called Drag & Drop Series 2. This all-new Drag & Drop series consists of 8 unique volumes of clip-based video effects that you can combine with your video footage for dramatic effect. All effects are delivered as 1920x1080 Full HD Quicktime clips that will work with all editing and motion design software including Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Apple Motion, Edius and more.
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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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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2014 Board of Directors Officers
News: Visual Effects Society Announces its 2014 Board of Directors OfficersJeffrey A. Okun Re-elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2014 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2014 Board meeting. The officers include Jeffrey A. Okun, who was re-elected for a sixth one-year team as Board Chair.
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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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Aspera’s Michelle Munson To Share Cloud Expertise With Media And Entertainment Leaders at SMPTE Hollywood Event
Joins speakers from Dreamworks Animation and HBO to discuss ‘Motion Pictures in the Cloud – Economics, Security & Architecture’
Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced that president, CEO and co-founder Michelle Munson will present at ‘Motion Pictures in the Cloud – Economics, Security & Architecture’. Organized by SMPTE Hollywood Section, the event takes place on Tuesday, January 28 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California.
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Elastic’s Patrick Clair Creates Haunting Main Titles for HBO’s “True Detective”
News: Elastic’s Patrick Clair Creates Haunting Main Titles for HBO’s “True Detective”When HBO’s highly anticipated “True Detective” drama debuted on Jan. 12, it launched into viewers’ homes with an engrossing title sequence from Elastic Director Patrick Clair. Rolling out as a series of industrial and rural panoramas set within translucent character silhouettes against a stark white backdrop, the titles are a gripping and somber tour of the show’s people, places and events, portraying a universe rife with evil and defined by mystery.
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John Wells to be Honored by American Society of Cinematographers
News: John Wells to be Honored by American Society of CinematographersAward-winning writer-director-producer John Wells will receive the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 2014 Board of Governors Award. Wells will be honored during the 28th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards gala here on February 1 at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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Elastic Signs Designer/Director Patrick Clair
News: Elastic Signs Designer/Director Patrick ClairElastic has added innovative Designer/Director Patrick Clair to its studio roster. A specialist in combining storytelling with visual design, adept in creating both branding and entertainment content, and an expert in motion design, music visuals and information graphics, Clair brings a massive skillset to Elastic’s talented group of filmmakers.
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Miramax Names Zanne Devine Executive Vice President, Production And Development
News: Miramax Names Zanne Devine Executive Vice President, Production And DevelopmentGlobal film and television studio Miramax today announced that veteran producer and industry executive Zanne Devine has been named Executive Vice President, Production and Development of Miramax, effective immediately.
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The Industry’s First Transformable Camera Jib Offers Near-Steadicam Motion & Freedom
Digital Juice releases Gemini Dual-Action Jib featuring innovative lightweight telescopic design
Digital Juice®, announced today the release of the Gemini Dual-Action Jib. This lightweight telescoping camera jib system offers you an elegant, portable, dual-purpose solution that allows you to operate your camera and direct jib motion from either the front or back of the jib. This dual-action flexibility allows you to customize each shot to your production’s needs and to your own shooting style. The telescopic design of the unit allows for shots from as high as 12 feet while still collapsing to a portable travel and storage size of just 49".
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From 1994 First to Use Freefly System’s MōVI M10 with ARRI Alexa M
News: From 1994 First to Use Freefly System’s MōVI M10 with ARRI Alexa MThe emotionally powerful short film, "From 1994," produced by Seattle-based MINDCASTLE, is the first film to be shot entirely using Freefly System’s MōVI camera stabilizer with the ARRI Alexa M digital cinema camera.
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Creator/Writer/Producer Shonda Rhimes to Receive International Cinematographers Guild’s Publicists TV Showmanship Award
News: Creator/Writer/Producer Shonda Rhimes to Receive International Cinematographers Guild’s Publicists TV Showmanship AwardShonda Rhimes, creator, writer and producer of the hit TV series "Grey’s Anatomy," "Private Practice" and "Scandal," will be presented with the 2014 Television Showmanship Award at the International Cinematographers Guild's (IATSE Local 600) 51st annual Publicists Awards Luncheon on Friday, February 28, at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
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All-New Premium Customizable Animation Sets for AE, Motion, Vegas & Premiere Pro
Digital Juice releases all-new Toxic Toolkit Singles for instant download
Digital Juice® announced today that it is releasing a new premium line of customizable animated graphics sets called Toxic Toolkit Singles. Each Toxic Toolkit Single contains a coordinated set of match moving animated templates and elements that make it easy to give your productions a cutting edge professional look. These matching elements include customizable text and video project segments, animated backgrounds, animated lower thirds and animated wipes (with sound effects) in full HD. Each set also includes a matching high-resolution layered photoshop file.
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All-New Animated Overlay Sets Feature Custom Entry & Exit Motions
Digital Juice releases Animated Overlay Sets, Collection 3: Glossy Finish for instant download
Digital Juice® announced today the release of Animated Overlay Sets, Collection 3: Glossy Finish. Animated Overlay Sets are collections of matching QuickTime animation files, including dynamic Entry and Exit motions for each looping animated overlay. They are perfect for adding impact to any video production. Available as an instant download, this new collection features 10 new Animated Overlay Sets that can be used in any video or motion graphics editing application.
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ArsenalFX Expands Post Production Team: David Carlson of Digital Domain Joins as Senior CG Generalist; Cortney Haile Promoted to Head of Operations, and Casey Conroy is Named VFX Director
News: ArsenalFX Expands Post Production Team: David Carlson of Digital Domain Joins as Senior CG Generalist; Cortney Haile Promoted to Head of Operations, and Casey Conroy is Named VFX DirectorArsenalFX, a leading Visual Effects Post Production studio specializing in high end commercial finishing, has significantly expanded and bolstered its in-house team. David Carlson has joined ArsenalFX as Senior CG Generalist, after having served as a Senior CG Generalist for many years at Digital Domain. Cortney Haile has been promoted to Head of Operations for ArsenalFX, while Casey Conroy has joined the company as VFX Director. The announcements were made today by ArsenalFX Executive Producer Ashley Hydrick.
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All-New Premium After Effects Templates Featuring Cutting-Edge Styles!
Digital Juice releases Toxic Templates™ for Adobe After Effects® Collection 6: Anticipation
Digital Juice®, the highly acclaimed developer of digital content for video and motion graphics artists, announced today that it is releasing Toxic Templates™ for Adobe After Effects, Collection 6: Anticipation. Toxic Templates™ are unique premium quality animated template graphics that provide After Effects users with a variety of professional finished looks, and feature multiple photo, video and editable text zones per segment. Toxic Templates can be used for everything from movie trailers, opens, segues and video montages to photo galleries and broadcast commercial spots.
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Imaginary Forces Adds Christopher Harrington As Director Of User Experience And Technology
News: Imaginary Forces Adds Christopher Harrington As Director Of User Experience And TechnologyImaginary Forces has announced that Christopher Harrington, former Creative Director for MartianCraft, has joined IF in a new position as Director of User Experience and Technology, reporting to Executive Producer and General Manager Gabriel Marquez. Harrington will oversee the strategic direction, growth and operation of Imaginary Forces’ interactive capabilities.
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TODD-SOUNDELUX Extends Commitments in Hollywood and Santa Monica
News: TODD-SOUNDELUX Extends Commitments in Hollywood and Santa MonicaPost production sound company TODD-SOUNDELUX today announced it has extended lease terms by 10 years for two of the company’s locations, including its Todd-AO facility in Hollywood and its Pacific Ocean Post (POP) facility in Santa Monica.
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The PostMan Expedites Project Delivery with Facilis TerraBlock
News: The PostMan Expedites Project Delivery with Facilis TerraBlockFounded by Marc Savoie in 2006 with only 600 square feet of studio space and one online editing suite, The PostMan has grown to become one of Canada’s largest post production studios, with two state-of-the art facilities in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. From film and episodic TV projects to commercial work, documentaries and more, Savoie and his savvy team of creatives collaborate with clients around the world to provide exceptional audio and video post, color correction, animation, VFX and project management.
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American Society of Cinematographers Names Television Nominees
HBO and Starz Lead Nominations
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has selected its television nominees for the organization’s 28th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. The winners will be announced at a gala on February 1, 2014, here at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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/WildChild/ Launches Expansion under Exec Producer Melissa Miller
News: /WildChild/ Launches Expansion under Exec Producer Melissa MillerMarking a major push into film, content and promo work, /WildChild/ has signed industry leader Melissa Miller as their new Executive Producer. With deep agency experience, a long postproduction career, and 20 years of experience in general market advertising, Miller is perfectly positioned to lead the company in this ambitious expansion. A centerpiece of these efforts will be an aggressive recruitment of editors in all phases of the business in order to build distinct divisions that will each focus on one medium of production: film, content, promos, and general market advertising.
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Digital District Now Manages Render Farm with PipelineFX’s Qube!
500 New Licenses to Be Used Immediately Across Global Organization on New 3D Feature
PipelineFX, makers of Qube!, the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today that the global VFX firm Digital District will now use Qube! to manage linked render farms from China to Paris.
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East Pleasant Adds EP Brad Edelstein
News: East Pleasant Adds EP Brad EdelsteinEast Pleasant is pleased to announce the addition of Executive Producer Brad Edelstein to its team. A versatile and experienced producer with a keen eye for talent and abundant relationships throughout the advertising space, Edelstein will be a key advocator and connective force for the East Pleasant brand. He has helped to execute numerous award-winning projects, building a portfolio that includes FWAs for Sailor Jerry and GEICO, a live-action web series for Yahoo!, an experiential event with Intel, a microsite build for Lowe’s, and Miller Lite’s "The Internship" campaign.
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PipelineFX's Burst License Program Helps SVA Students Avoid Deadline Hell
News: PipelineFX's Burst License Program Helps SVA Students Avoid Deadline HellAbility to Double License Capacity of its Render Farm For Free Lets Largest US Art School Process 70 Student Shorts in Just Six Weeks
When a Hollywood animation studio gears up for a deadline, it does so with a render farm already consisting of hundreds or thousands of active machines. But when New York's School of Visual Arts (SVA) gears up to render its students' graduation shorts, its farm goes from almost complete inactivity to processing 800,000 frames in a period of six weeks.
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MUSICAL CHAIRS Directed By Susan Seidelman To Premiere On HBO Latino
"Effervescent! Seidelman's feel for setting and character is truly spectacular." - Time Out New York "Susan Seidelman still knows how to capture the chaotic magic of New York." - The Village Voice "A terrific film full of life, heart, music and fantastic dancing. A movie that just makes you feel good. See it!" - Boxoffice
"MUSICAL CHAIRS," the inspiring romantic film from renowned director Susan Seidelman ("Desperately Seeking Susan") will make its network television debut on HBO Latino on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 8pm ET/8pm PT. The English-language movie will have Spanish subtitles and will be available on HBO On Demand & HBO GO following the initial release date. Watch "MUSICAL CHAIRS" on HBO Latino and HBO Signature, airing at the times listed here: (http://bit.ly/MusicalChairsHBO)
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Moxie Pictures Signs Director Phillip Van
News: Moxie Pictures Signs Director Phillip VanMoxie Pictures has signed award-winning writer/director Phillip Van for Global commercial representation. Van has helmed commercial campaigns for a wide range of clients including Blue Cross, Yves Saint Laurent, NBC, Optimum and Tribeca Film Festival that have earned him accolades at the D&AD, One Show, Promax and national Addy awards. Van has harnessed his talent for long-form storytelling to craft several cinematic web series, including a highly popular series for XBOX that was released as a prequel to the horror video game “Alan Wake” for which he won a 2011 One Show Silver Pencil and D&AD Yellow Pencil Award. Most recently, he completed "Deja View,"(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIZUUpKzFF8) an innovative campaign out of TBWAChiatDay for Infiniti that utilizes voice recognition to dynamically adapt to each viewer, allowing each one to have a unique interaction with the characters and storyline. Van comes to Moxie from Little Minx.
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Digital Juice Delivers A Little Magic With Latest Clip-Based Effects Collection
News: Digital Juice Delivers A Little Magic With Latest Clip-Based Effects CollectionAll-New Matte Magic product line features easy-to-use Full HD QuickTime black & white animated mattes
Digital Juice® announced today that it is releasing a new product line called Matte Magic that features 10 unique volumes of black & white animated mattes designed by video editors for video editors. All effects are Quicktime clips that will work with all editing and motion design software including Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro After Effects, Apple Motion and more.
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Synacor's Michael Bishara To Participate In "Cable, Tv, Film And Broadband" Panel At Variety Entertainment And Technology Summit Co-Produced With Digital Hollywood, October 21, Marina Del Rey, Calif.
Synacor Inc. (Nasdaq:SYNC), the leading provider of next-gen startpages, award-winning TV Everywhere solutions and cloud-based Identity Management (IDM) services, across multiple devices for cable, satellite, telecom and consumer electronics companies, today announced its SVP of Product and GM of TV Everywhere, Michael Bishara, will be speaking in the "Cable, TV, Film and Broadband" panel at Variety Entertainment and Technology Summit co-produced with Digital Hollywood at 3:45 p.m. PT on Monday, October 21, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Marina del Rey, Calif.
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Todd-Soundelux Expands Westside Commitment At Lantana
News: Todd-Soundelux Expands Westside Commitment At LantanaCompany Extends Todd-AO lease and adds new Soundelux presence
Post production sound company TODD-SOUNDELUX today announced it has reached an agreement to extend the lease term by 10 years for its Todd-AO West facility, located at Lantana in Santa Monica. Additionally, the lease added new space adjacent to Todd-AO West, creating Soundelux West for the company’s sound editorial presence. The new space will house some of the company’s most respected creative talent, including Supervising Sound Editors Wylie Stateman and Peter Brown.
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SuperExploder Signs Composer Peter Fish
News: SuperExploder Signs Composer Peter FishNew York-based audio house SuperExploder has added veteran composer Peter Fish for commercial representation. With over 20 years of industry experience, he has worked as a composer/arranger/producer for TV series, feature films, top 10 singles and theatre. Fish has received 17 Emmy® nominations for his work, including a 2010 nomination for Best Original Theme Song for the PBS series "A Moment of Luxury," as well as wins in 2002, 2003 and 2005 for Best Original Score in a Daytime Drama "All My Children".
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Audio Network Expands Global Operations With L.A. Office
--Second U.S. facility complements New York Office--
Audio Network, the international music company specialising in music for television, film and video, continues its global expansion with the launch of an office in Los Angeles, which will be headed up by Cheryl Frohlich, Head of Business Development at Audio Network US, Inc. The new office will enable Audio Network reach a broader customer base on the West Coast and to work more closely with its clients in the region.
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Hawthorne Direct COO Jessica Hawthorne-Castro to be Featured on "Women Entrepreneurs" Session During Digital Hollywood's 2013 Fall Event in Marina del Rey
News: Hawthorne Direct COO Jessica Hawthorne-Castro to be Featured on "Women Entrepreneurs" Session During Digital Hollywood's 2013 Fall Event in Marina del Rey
Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, Chief Operating Officer for Hawthorne Direct, a full service brand response advertising agency, will be featured on the panel entitled “Women Entrepreneurs.” The session will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 23, during Digital Hollywood’s fall 2013 event. The panel will be held from 10:45 a.m. to noon at the Ritz Carlton Hotel’s Ballroom Terrace in Marina del Rey, Calif.
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Jane Fonda To Receive 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award
News: Jane Fonda To Receive 42nd AFI Life Achievement AwardAmerica’s Highest Honor for a Career in Film to be Presented June 5, 2014 Tribute will Air on TNT and Turner Classic Movies in June 2014
Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the American Film Institute’s Board of Trustees, announced today the Board’s decision to honor Jane Fonda with the 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film. The award will be presented to Fonda at a gala tribute on June 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. The 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award tribute special will return for its second year on TNT when it airs in June 2014, followed by encores on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM).
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Hungarian FilmLab Selects MTI Film’s CORTEX::Dailies for New Digital Dailies Service
Europe’s BoneheadZ oversees installation of the most comprehensive digital dailies system in Eastern Europe.
The Hungarian FilmLab (Magyar Filmlabor), Hungary’s largest provider of film laboratory and post-production services, has purchased MTI Film’s flagship dailies processing solution, CORTEX::Control Dailies Ultimate Edition. FilmLab will employ CORTEX::Dailies to service feature and television productions working in Hungary and throughout Europe. The system is capable of processing camera data from all popular digital cinema cameras, including cameras made by Sony, ARRI, Canon and RED, and creating media required for editorial, review and back-up, with or without applied color grading.
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New Live Action Production Company Standard Directors Launches
Flexible New Firm Representing Domestic and International Filmmakers Merges Marketing Experience of The Brand Gallery's Philip McIntyre with Production Expertise of Brian Bennhoff
Combining their deep marketing experience and production expertise under one banner, Philip McIntyre, founder of The Brand Gallery, and veteran producer Brian Bennhoff have launched Standard Directors -- a new live action production company representing a highly accomplished roster of directors both domestically and internationally.
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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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PipelineFX Draws Up New Plan for Pratt’s Render Farm
News: PipelineFX Draws Up New Plan for Pratt’s Render FarmMulti-App Capability and Tailored Technical Support Reward Wary School for Trying Render Farm Management One Last Time
Try, try, try again only works when each attempt yields a little more. In Pratt Institute’s case, productivity was paramount; but their render farm manager didn’t seem to agree. It couldn’t even support multiple content creation apps at once, causing a vicious cycle of inefficiency that robbed students of the speed they needed. Pratt’s trust was restored when they found PipelineFX’s Qube!; now, render farm management is their white knight.
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All-New Premium Animation Templates A Perfect Match For Awards & Ceremonies
Digital Juice Releases Toxic Themes for Adobe After Effects® Collection 02: Awards & Ceremonies
Digital Juice®, the highly acclaimed developer of digital content for video and motion graphics artists announced today that it is releasing Toxic Themes™ for Adobe After Effects Collection 02: Awards & Ceremonies. Toxic Themes™ are unique high-quality animated template graphic sets that provide After Effects users with a variety of professional themed looks. The customizable animation projects and templates in this second volume feature multiple photo, video and editable text zones per segment and have been expertly crafted to suit a variety of projects ranging from company, industry and peer recognition ceremonies, to individual and team achievement awards and more.
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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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HBO Archives® Introduces Classic Sports Footage Available For Playback And Clip Licensing
HBO Archives® announces the launch of The Classic Sports Collection, the newest addition to its clip licensing library. This extensive collection is comprised of a wide variety of professional and amateur sporting events that originally aired on HBO beginning in 1972. This material is available now for licensing to all types of productions, including documentaries, feature films, corporate presentations and museum exhibitions.
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Kevin Maclellan Named Chairman, NBCUNIVERSAL International
MacLellan takes up International leadership role following Jeff Shell’s appointment as Chairman, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group
Kevin MacLellan has been promoted to the role of Chairman, NBCUniversal International, following Jeff Shell’s move to Chairman, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group in Los Angeles.
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Audio Network Brings Music To IBC
--Leading music group is the official music provider for IBCTV and exhibits at show and SuperMeet for the first time--
Audio Network, the international music company specialising in music for television, film and video, will exhibit for the first time at IBC, showcasing its eclectic catalogue of 65,000+ original music tracks. The company is the official music provider for IBCTV and will also be a sponsor of the SuperMeet Event on Sunday 15th September.
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Footage.net to Exhibit Stock Footage Resources at Visual Connections 2013
Footage.net, the stock footage search engine, will be an exhibitor at Visual Connections 2013, the annual education and networking event for buyers and researchers of creative and editorial photography, footage and illustrations, set to take place on October 23rd in Manhattan.
Footage.net, the world’s premier online resource for stock footage search and discovery, announced today that it will be an exhibitor at this year’s Visual Connections conference, set to take place October 23rd at the Altman Building in Chelsea, Manhattan.
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From Editor to Preditor: Mastering the Post Production Workflow From Conception to Creation
The first and only class of its kind, Preditor from Manhattan Edit Workshop begins September 17th
Manhattan Edit Workshop, the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, recently announced its brand new class, From Editor to Preditor (read more), which will premiere on Tuesday, September 17th. The first and only class of its kind, editors will learn the skills they need to become post-producers, and ultimately, “preditors.” The highly anticipated workshop, taught by Emmy Award-winning television producer Mark King, who has produced work for networks including ABC, HBO and ESPN, has a limited number of seats available, providing students with a more hands-on, guided learning experience.
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Modus Operandi Welcomes Executive Producer Carolyn Davine
News: Modus Operandi Welcomes Executive Producer Carolyn DavineModus Operandi is excited to announce the addition of EP Carolyn Davine to the company. Davine brings extensive experience in business development to the growing digital agency, known for compelling and strategic campaigns in advertising, gaming and entertainment.
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‘Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God’ Wins Creative Arts Emmy
News: ‘Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God’ Wins Creative Arts Emmy“Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God,” which reunited Chelsea Pictures director Alex Gibney and Union Editorial Partner/Editor Sloane Klevin, has won the Creative Arts Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today. Gibney wrote, produced and directed the film, which was edited and co-produced by Klevin. On “Mea Maxima,” Gibney cited Klevin’s “ability to find the information, heart and narrative drive in those interviews and to set them in a story that was visually arresting and emotionally powerful to both deaf and the hearing audiences” as “an extraordinary accomplishment.”
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Your Turn To Care Nominated for Los Angeles Area Emmy
News: Your Turn To Care Nominated for Los Angeles Area EmmyExecutive Producer Margaret Hussey Brings Critical Stories to Life
KCET's groundbreaking series, Your Turn To Care has been nominated for an Emmy Award for Information/Public Affairs Series. Your Turn to Care was produced by KCET and Executive Producer Margaret Hussey. The 65th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards Presentation will be held at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on Saturday, August 3, 2013.
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At IBC AmberFin Will Highlight Enterprise Versatility & Quality Control’s Critical Roles in File-based Workflow Efficiency
European Debuts for Transcode Farm Control Capabilities, Enhanced Unified Quality Control Environment plus New IMF-based Transcode & Ingest Devices
AmberFin (stand 7.H39), a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, will use IBC to highlight the importance of scaling versatility, high calibre quality control resources and cost efficient media transformation platforms in the rapidly growing file-based workflow market space.
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Producers Library, an Esteemed Provider of Vintage Hollywood Films and Contemporary Stock Footage, Adds an Eclectic Batch of New Clips to Footage.net
New preview clips from Producers’ extensive and diverse collection of retro Hollywood films, newsreels and contemporary stock footage now available for screening on Footage.net.
Producers Library, a longstanding global supplier of archival and contemporary stock footage, has added a cache of new clips to Footage.net’s stock footage search and screening platform. This newly added content joins a rapidly growing selection of world-class clips on the Footage.net site, now one of the world’s largest and most diversified stock footage resources.
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FootageBank HD, a Leading Source for Contemporary High Definition Stock Footage, Adds a Trove of New Clips to Footage.net
New preview clips from FootageBank’s travel, playback and fully released locations collections now available for screening on Footage.net.
FootageBank HD, a leading global supplier of contemporary HD stock footage, has added a raft of new clips to Footage.net’s stock footage search and screening platform. FootageBank’s content joins a rapidly growing assortment of world-class clips on the Footage.net site, now one of the world’s largest and most diverse stock footage resources.
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Amedia Launches Pay TV Channels in Russia with Harris Broadcast Technology
News: Amedia Launches Pay TV Channels in Russia with Harris Broadcast TechnologyVersio™ and Selenio™ provide foundations of new file-based broadcast workflow at Moscow production facility
On May 31, Moscow-based Amedia, a leading Russian TV and Film production company, launched two channels in Russia: Amedia Premium and Amedia 1, both simulcasted in HD and SD. The two new channels, along with the existing Amedia 2 channel, are distributed nationally through cable, satellite and IPTV operators. To bring the new channels to air, Amedia is building a new broadcast production facility based on a bespoke Harris Broadcast file-based workflow solution. On the project, Harris Broadcast is working closely with local systems integrator RTV RTC.
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International Media Facility TVT Integrates AmberFin iCR Into File-based Media Facilities in Sydney and Singapore
AmberFin Increases Flexibility and Efficiency in Tapeless Workflows at Cutting Edge APAC Region Media Facilities
At Broadcast Asia (stand 5E1-02) AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest and transcoding solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, announced a contract with international media facility, TVT. The project sees the company’s iCR software-based media ingest, transcode and quality control platform integrated within TVT’s file-based workflows at a new media facility in Sydney, Australia. The new facility is contributing to TVT’s successful APAC region new business drive, building on the success of its Singapore operation where already AmberFin iCR plays a central role in enabling efficient file-based media operations.
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PipelineFX Debuts Burst License Program for Education
Schools Can Now Double License Capacity of Their Render Farms Twice a Year for Free; First-Of-Its-Kind Policy a Budget-Friendly Solution for Cyclical Crunch Periods
Today PipelineFX announces that twice a year, all PipelineFX education customers on subscription can double their current license capacity at no additional charge, with the company’s new Education Burst License program. Schools can choose between a one month burst that will start at the beginning of a selected month and a 30-day burst that begins on a date of their choice. With nearly 200 schools already on subscription, the preferred render farm management solution for education just got a whole lot better.
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PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.5
News: PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.5Biggest Expansion to Reporting and Performance Capabilities Yet; Detailed Cost Tracking For VFX Studios Working Across Multiple Shows and Clients
Today PipelineFX, creator of the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announces the release of Qube! 6.5. New tools for job tagging, configuration, and reporting round out Qube!’s most feature-rich offering to date; while improvements to Smart Farming functionality promote a simpler path to pipeline intelligence.
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Leading Tier-1 US Carrier Selects Avvasi to Measure and Manage the Mobile Video Experience
Carrier with over 50 million subscribers makes mobile video quality a priority
Avvasi Inc., the world’s only vendor of QoE-driven video management and monetization solutions, is pleased to announce it has added a tier-1 US mobile network operator to its roll of customers. The provider is the latest carrier to deploy Avvasi’s solutions to measure its subscribers’ mobile video experience as it develops services that can monetize video traffic over its network.
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Digital Arts Trailblazes New Age Of Digital Audio And Picture Post Production In New York City
News: Digital Arts Trailblazes New Age Of Digital Audio And Picture Post Production In New York CityIn anticipation of the mass adoption of 4K/Ultra High Definition (UHD) technology worldwide, New York’s Digital Arts is blazing a trail in the feature and TV communities with the first true-4K post production facility on the East Coast. This ground-breaking advance fuses the latest 4K color grading and finishing capabilities with state-of-the-art audio technologies, in a landmark, ultra-modern, environment – unleashing new and exciting possibilities for feature and broadcast producers to create and deliver compelling 4K and UHD content.
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Hawthorne Direct Promotes Jessica Hawthorne-Castro to Chief Operating Officer
News: Hawthorne Direct Promotes Jessica Hawthorne-Castro to Chief Operating OfficerHawthorne Direct, a full service brand response advertising agency, has promoted Jessica Hawthorne-Castro to Chief Operating Officer. Hawthorne-Castro had been the company’s Vice President of Operations & Client Services. The announcement was made today by Tim Hawthorne, Chairman/CEO and Founder of Hawthorne Direct.
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Colorfront Unleashes Express Dailies 2013 At CineGear Expo
News: Colorfront Unleashes Express Dailies 2013 At CineGear ExpoCutting-edge On-Set Live! grading plus Copy Central toolsets streamline end-to-end production workflows
CineGear Expo, Paramount Studios, Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer Colorfront (http://www.colorfront.com) is now shipping Express Dailies 2013, its high-performance on-set dailies system for commercials, motion picture and high-end episodic HD television production. This latest release delivers a new set of trailblazing productivity features that meet the demand for streamlined end-to-end dailies workflow, including On-Set Live! grading, plus verified copying, faster-than-realtime encoding of multiple deliverables, plus checksum verified ingest, copying and archival via the Copy Central™ capability.
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Filmmakers Jeffrey Williams and Dan Greenberger Present "Man Up, Little Boy" Short Film Starring Bradley Whitford at Dances with Films Festival June 5 in Hollywood
News: Filmmakers Jeffrey Williams and Dan Greenberger Present "Man Up, Little Boy" Short Film Starring Bradley Whitford at Dances with Films Festival June 5 in HollywoodEmmy Award-winning “West Wing” cast member Bradley Whitford, whose new ABC comedy series “Trophy Wife” debuts this Fall, stars in a new, independent, dark comedy short film entitled “Man Up, Little Boy.” The 8-minute film will make its debut during the “Dances with Films” Festival held at Hollywood’s Chinese Theatres, and will be presented there on Wednesday, June 5, at 5PM.
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Veteran Ad, Entertainment Exec Tom Leonard Joins thenewBlank in Business Development role.
News: Veteran Ad, Entertainment Exec Tom Leonard Joins thenewBlank in Business Development role.Seattle design-driven production company thenewBlank announced today the hire of Tom Leonard as Director of Business Development. He will report to Co-Creative Directors Bobby Hougham and Sevrin Daniels, and lead all new business efforts for the company as well as head the company’s new incubator space in Chicago.
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SES Platform Services Selects AmberFin iCR to Provide Media Ingest, Transcode and Unified Quality Control
News: SES Platform Services Selects AmberFin iCR to Provide Media Ingest, Transcode and Unified Quality ControliCR Placed at Heart of Germany’s First Dedicated Playout Centre
AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, has announced the completion of a project that sees its iCR software platform integrated within the workflow at SES Platform Services’ broadcast playout centre in Munich, Germany. On this demanding project, AmberFin has worked closely with its German channel partner, Wiesbaden-based Netorium.
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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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Codex to Show Vault 2 at Cine Gear in Hollywood
News: Codex to Show Vault 2 at Cine Gear in HollywoodThe new Codex/ARRI internal recording module for Alexa will also be on view.
Codex will demonstrate Vault 2, the latest iteration of its industry-leading line of location-based media management environments, at Cine Gear Expo, May 31 through June 2 in Hollywood. The Vault, which has been used on a number of recent feature productions including Marvel’s blockbuster Iron Man 3, now supports Sony’s F5 and F55 cameras. It also includes support for REDMAGs used by RED Epic and Scarlet cameras.
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thenewBlank’s Branding Package for FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” Leaps Onto Screens With Style
News: thenewBlank’s Branding Package for FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” Leaps Onto Screens With StyleFox Broadcasting and design-driven production company thenewBlank paired on the dynamic branding campaign for the 10th anniversary season of the hit competition show “So You Think You Can Dance.” The expansive promotional campaign captures the power and beauty of dance, and features All Star dancers from the beloved series. The signature branding appears across all media from television broadcast to social media channels.
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Frost & Sullivan Recognises AmberFin with the 2013 Global Customer Value Enhancement Award in the Media and Entertainment Video Transcoders Market
Cost-effective, future-proof transcoding solution offers high-quality video output and delivers best-in-class value to customers
Based on its recent analysis of the media and entertainment (M&E) video transcoders market, Frost & Sullivan recognises AmberFin with the 2013 Global Customer Value Enhancement Award. The company’s iCR transcoding system supports a wide array of media formats whilst delivering the correctly formatted subtitle, caption and ancillary data, with a rich feature set that fits easily into any broadcast workflow. AmberFin’s quality control measures also execute detailed checks, improving the quality of the final deliverable and minimising errors and problems.
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ShootersInc Unveils Extensive New Directorial Roster
Company Signs 7 Directors & Positions Itself For An Integrated Future
ShootersINC, the creative multi-dimensional content company, has unveiled an extensive new Directorial roster, including the signing of seven Directors. Joining the company is a diverse group of talent: Directors Robert Adamo, Kris Magyarits, Rob Markopoulos, Ira Rosensweig, Judy Starkman, Julian van Mil and Scott Whitham.
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Buster Beefs Up Creative Talent Roster
News: Buster Beefs Up Creative Talent RosterJoseph Kiely Named Executive Creative Director for On-Air Design, While Neville Burtis Named Executive Creative Director for BusterINK
Design and animation studio Buster has beefed up its creative talent roster by naming Joseph Kiely as the company’s new Executive Creative Director for motion graphics, and Neville Burtis as Executive Creative Director of the agency’s print, outdoor and digital division, BusterINK. Both men report to Buster’s Chief Creative Officer / Executive Producer Jonas Morganstein. Brad Roth and Mark Feldstein, principals of Stun Creative, the parent company of Buster, made the announcement.
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Rachel Morrison to Receive WIF Kodak Vision Award
News: Rachel Morrison to Receive WIF Kodak Vision AwardCinematographer Rachel Morrison, who photographed the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner "Fruitvale Station," will be presented with the Kodak Vision Award at the 2013 Women In Film (WIF) Crystal + Lucy® Awards in Los Angeles on June 12. The award is given annually to a female filmmaker with outstanding achievements in cinematography, who also collaborates with and assists women in the entertainment industry.
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The Day Dragons Attacked the World
News: The Day Dragons Attacked the WorldRogue State turns to LightWave 11.5 3D software to conquer CG dragons and220 visual effects shots for Dracano
In Dracano, a volcanic eruption in the Pacific Northwest spews lava, steam and fire—along with eggs that hatch ancient, menacing, winged dragons that prey on man. Since similar volcanic eruptions in Russia, Japan, and other “Ring of Fire” regions are also releasing these menacing creatures into the world, scientists fear they are witnessing the start of a global dragon apocalypse.
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Master Revolution: DVnor Builds File-based Media Facility Around AmberFin Ingest, Transcoding and QC Technology
News: Master Revolution: DVnor Builds File-based Media Facility Around AmberFin Ingest, Transcoding and QC TechnologyAmberFin iCR Opens Doors to New Ways of Working at Leading Scandinavian Media Facility
Leading Scandinavian media facility, Oslo-based DVnor, has announced the successful completion of an infrastructure expansion project which sees it basing its digital file-based workflows on the AmberFin iCR software platform. Established in 2005 as a mastering facility to support the production of physical media such as DVD and Blu-ray in the local Norwegian market, DVnor’s adoption of file-based workflows enables the media facility to efficiently create file-based masters. These masters are subsequently transcoded into a number of formats to service Scandinavian customers such as iTunes, Netflix and IPTV VOD service providers. On this project, AmberFin has worked closely with its regional channel partner, Danmon Norge.
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Qube! Rewires Render Pipeline at Scandinavia’s Biggest Animation Studio
News: Qube! Rewires Render Pipeline at Scandinavia’s Biggest Animation StudioSuperior Technical Support and Intelligent System Controls Help Norway’s Qvisten Animation AS Increase Efficiency While Working on Film and Commercial Projects
With two animated features in production, and a commercial due every month, Qvisten Animation AS is the epitome of a hardworking animation studio. But like most creative organizations, they can only be as good as the tools they have around them. For years their render farm was more burden than boon; more likely to crash than provide them with the customization tools they required. During their search for something more stable, the team came across PipelineFX’s Qube!™ – a production-proven render farm manager that satisfied their need for consistency. It has never let them down.
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Emmy Award-Winning Director/CD Steve Fuller Joins Sibling Rivalry
News: Emmy Award-Winning Director/CD Steve Fuller Joins Sibling RivalrySibling Rivalry, a studio that creates immersive storytelling with design sensibility, is excited to welcome Emmy award-winning Director/Creative Director Steve Fuller to the company. Steve Fuller is widely known for such iconic projects as the Emmy award-winning main titles for AMC’s Mad Men, HBO’s Nurse Jackie and the epic HBO miniseries The Pacific produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman. He has also lent his directing talent to commercials for McDonald’s and CB2.
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AmberFin & Venera Technologies Announce Co-operation Focussed on File-based Quality Control in Content Ingest and Transcoding Operations
News: AmberFin & Venera Technologies Announce Co-operation Focussed on File-based Quality Control in Content Ingest and Transcoding OperationsAt NAB 2013, AmberFin and New Delhi-based Venera Technologies announced a co-operative development project that will extend the reach of AmberFin’s Unified Quality Control (UQC) platform. The co-operative project will see the integration of Venera Technologies’ Pulsar automated QC system within the AmberFin’s iCR Unified Quality Control platform for content ingest and transcoding operations.
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Entertainment Studios Signs Long-Term Lease For New Production Studio
75,000 Square Foot Television And Film Production Facility Now Home To Sitcoms, Court Shows, Game Shows, And Talk Show Productions
Entertainment Studios, Inc., the largest independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations, and owner of eight 24-hour linear HD television networks (CARS.TV, COMEDY.TV,ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, PETS.TV, RECIPE.TV, LEGACY.TV, and JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV) proudly announces its lease of a 75,000 square foot television and film production studio in Culver City, California.
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From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "Jurassic Park 3D"
News: From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "Jurassic Park 3D"Own Steven Spielberg's Groundbreaking Classic For The First Time In State-Of-The Art 3D
Experience one of the most influential films in motion-picture history with director Steven Spielberg's ultimate thrill ride " Jurassic Park 3D" . To commemorate the film's 20th anniversary, the epic blockbuster has been remastered with advanced 3D formatting that presents the Academy Award®-winning visual effects in a fashion that was unimaginable during the film's first release. Jurassic Park 3D will be available on Blu-ray™ 3D, a 2D version of the film on Blu-ray™, DVD, UltraViolet™ and Digital Download with an all-new 3D bonus feature on April 23, 2013 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
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CatDV Media Asset Management Tool Reinvents Production Workflow for Canadian Tire Corporation
News: CatDV Media Asset Management Tool Reinvents Production Workflow for Canadian Tire CorporationFor over 90 years, Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC) has been one of Canada’s most reliable and recognized brands. Its Family of Companies is supported by more than 1,700 locations across Canada, offering a broad selection of retail products, home services and financial services. Recently, Canadian Tire made an unprecedented commitment to Canadian amateur sports. In addition to an eight-year premier sponsorship of the Canadian Olympic Team, CTC announced partnerships with the Canadian Soccer Association, Skate Canada, Hockey Canada, Alpine Canada Alpin, Canada Snowboard and the Canadian Paralympic Committee.
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PipelineFX Offers Sneak Preview of Qube! 6.5 at NAB 2013
New Installer Makes Installation Easier Than Ever on Top Three Platforms; Live Demos of Latest Qube! Features In Hitachi Data Systems Booth #SL5816
This year at NAB 2013, PipelineFX will be previewing some of the prominent additions coming to its render farm management software, Qube! 6.5 in the Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) booth, #SL5816.
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AmberFin Academy Helps Broadcast Professionals Navigate The Complexities Of File-Based Workflows
News: AmberFin Academy Helps Broadcast Professionals Navigate The Complexities Of File-Based WorkflowsNew industry resource features a blog, white papers, free training videos, media thought leadership, expert views and tricks and tips
AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, today launched the AmberFin Academy, a new industry resource designed to help broadcast professionals navigate the complexities of file-based workflows.
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Ciphertex Debuts Portable, Secure NAS Server at NAB
News: Ciphertex Debuts Portable, Secure NAS Server at NABCX-6K-AV 24TB Designed to Meet Needs of Entertainment-Media Industry
Ciphertex, the global provider of unique hardware-encrypted storage products, will unveil the CX-6K-AV at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 8-11. This new 24TB portable, highly secure NAS server is ideal for backup, disaster recovery and business continuity, file sharing and virtualization, will be showcased at booth #SL12510, along with the company's full line of encrypted digital storage solutions.
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“Project Runway” Contestants Use HP and Intel Technology to Incorporate Structure and Art into Fashion Design
HP ENVY x2 and fine art provide inspiration for pattern-making challenge; new design contest encourages fans to create
HP showcased its innovative technology on last night’s episode of “Project Runway,” the popular, long-running hit show on Lifetime.
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Zoic Adds Emmy®-Winning Rainer Gombos As Creative Director
News: Zoic Adds Emmy®-Winning Rainer Gombos As Creative DirectorGame of Thrones VFX Supervisor Joins Visual Effects Studio
Culver City/Vancouver-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has signed Emmy®-winning Creative Director Rainer Gombos. Gombos will serve as a Creative Director and VFX Supervisor. He joins Zoic on the heels of his 2012 Emmy® Award win for Best Visual Effects for his work as VFX Supervisor on the season two finale of HBO’s acclaimed series, Game of Thrones. The German visual effects veteran, most recently at Pixomondo, boasts a diverse background in blockbuster features including Fast Five, Sucker Punch, 2012, Beautiful Creatures and Sin City, commercial work for Snickers, Saturn and Total to name a few, as well as myriad music videos and video games. Gombos comes from a fine arts background, bringing passion and precision to every project he works on.
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NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology Puts Qube! Through the Paces
News: NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology Puts Qube! Through the PacesRemote Capabilities and Reliable Results Make Render Management Software the “Backbone of BFA Program”
Free is great until system crashes become more common than polished renders. New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology learned this lesson the hard way after entrusting its render queue to free render farm management solutions. These systems were unable to provide the reliability required to produce quality animations and images for its students’ thesis projects, leading the Computer Animation and Interactive Media department to a solution that would: PipelineFX’s Qube!™.
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Arclight Productions’ Original Documentary premieres at The Annenberg Space for Photography’s WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath March 23, 2013 – June 2, 2013
News: Arclight Productions’ Original Documentary premieres at The Annenberg Space for Photography’s WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath March 23, 2013 – June 2, 2013Documentary Film accompanies one of the Most Notable Exhibits on War-Themed Photography Ever Assembled
THE WAR PHOTOGRAPHERS, a documentary film commissioned by the Annenberg Space for Photography will debut with the exhibit, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, set to open on March 23rd. Arclight Productions has been commissioned to produce the original documentary short that will be featured as part of this unprecedented exhibit. The exhibit will open free to the public in Los Angeles on March 23, 2013 and run through June 2, 2013. The film will be shown in vivid detail on two 14' by 7' screens in 4K resolution in the Digital Gallery, which is central to the architecture of the Photography Space and the exhibit experience. This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and is made possible with generous support from the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation.
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Behind the Lens: Kramer Morgenthau, ASC on Sleepy HollowBehind the Lens: Kramer Morgenthau, ASC on Sleepy Hollow
Kramer Morgenthau, ASC has shot over 60 films, including Thor: The Dark World. He has been nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys for his television work, and won an ASC Award for his work on HBO's Game of Thrones. He also shot the pilot for the Fox hit Sleepy Hollow, which gave us an opportunity to talk to him about his work, his influences and his philosophy of lighting and camera moves.
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David Franco, Director of Photography for Boardwalk EmpireDavid Franco, Director of Photography for Boardwalk Empire
Award-winning cinematographer David Franco sat down with Ben Consoli, host of the Go Creative Show for a revealing interview that covers his entire career and focuses on his breathtaking visual direction for the HBO hit show "Boardwalk Empire".
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Behind the Lens: HomelandBehind the Lens: Homeland's David Klein, ASC
David Klein, ASC is currently Director of Photography for two premium cable hit series: Showtime's Homeland, which returns for a third season on September 29, and HBO's True Blood. In this article, Klein speaks to Creative COW about his work on Homeland.
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HBOHBO's Digital Transition
HBO holds the highest reputation for television image quality, often based on an aesthetic very closely tied to their use of film. The stakes as they move toward digital pipelines are especially high as they very carefully consider their next steps, for both production and post.
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Coloring Game of ThronesColoring Game of Thrones
HBO's Game of Thrones is a rich palette of colour and display. Ireland's Screen Scene Post Production took on the task of enhancing the balance between worlds so vastly different, that colour play was a powerful component to straddling the extremes. Debra Kaufman looks into the slew of talent that brought these fantasy realms to light.
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How to develop and Act In a Web Series
Creating Story continues its focus on web series, with LA-based actor and acting coach Claire Winters sharing comments on developing and acting in a web series. Classically trained, Winters’ many roles include the bipolar disabled daughter of Philip Seymour Hoffman in the HBO mini series Empire Falls, and a wealthy...
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Film Sculpter Michelle Millay
Sculptor Michelle Millay talks with us about her work sculpting sets and statues for film and television. Millay’s movie work includes Pirates of the Caribbean, The Hangover, Domino, Batman and Robin and I love You Man. For TV she worked on the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon....
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What Star Wars Means to Me
With all this talk about another Star Wars Trilogy, spin off movies, live action tv and George Lucas retiring a terribly wealthy man, I've kept myself busy with rumors, speculation and criticisms as well as hopes for good movies. But why exactly does Star Wars mean to me and why...
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