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American Cinematographer Honors Gordon Willis with Commemorative Issue
News: American Cinematographer Honors Gordon Willis with Commemorative IssueMagazine’s October Edition Includes 46-Page Tribute to the Legendary Artist
The prolific career and life of the legendary Gordon Willis, ASC will be the focus of American Cinematographer magazine’s October issue, which will include never-before-published excerpts from a conceptual memo on The Godfather, a pictorial spread featuring rare behind-the-scenes photos with Willis’ own comments, and personal memories from his collaborators and peers.
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Quantum Introduces Extended Online Storage Architecture Combining High Performance with Unlimited Scalability for Content Workflows
New StorNext Pro Workgroup Solution Featuring Lattus Object Storage Seamlessly Extends Content Collaboration at Lower Cost with No Performance Compromises
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today unveiled StorNext® Pro Workgroup, a new easy-to-deploy, high-performance and high-capacity content workflow solution for postproduction and broadcast professionals. This integrated solution supports ingest, production, review and delivery along with different options for peta-scale content storage and access at any stage of the workflow — all in one system. By choosing StorNext Pro Workgroup with Quantum's Lattus™ object storage-based system, users can extend their online collaboration by seamlessly shifting nonreal-time workflow operations to Lattus — a fully protected, infinitely scalable storage infrastructure — with no negative impact on performance.
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Ross Video Introduces XPression Maps At IBC 2014
News: Ross Video Introduces XPression Maps At IBC 2014Today, Ross Video announces that it will showcase XPression Maps, a powerful new broadcast mapping solution at IBC 2014. Built in partnership with Austrian company, ARTS Computer Technologies GmbH, a world leader in computer graphics and mapping technology, XPression Maps can be configured as a fully-featured desktop application for designers, or as a central server for templated maps creation from newsroom client plug-ins.
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Grass Valley and Masstech Integrate GV STRATUS with Masstech Media Management for Fast, Efficient Archiving and Restoring
Eliminates disruptions in newsrooms and other production workflows by providing search, preview and restore of archived content from within GV STRATUS
At IBC 2014, Grass Valley, a Belden brand, will demonstrate the integration of GV STRATUS with Masstech media management solutions to create a seamless workflow for archiving and repurposing high-resolution assets. GV STRATUS users will have a complete, integral toolset, including a unique workflow for news, to efficiently archive and restore content between K2 Summit 3G media servers and storage units and archive systems managed by Masstech. The GV STRATUS and Masstech solution also makes it easy to move assets for production in and out of the system and between different systems to different locations, helping to make greater use of valuable content.
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SMPTE® and FKTG Release Details on Forum 2015, 'Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective'
Two-Day Forum Will Examine Emerging Technologies and Business Impact of Broadband Media Across All Platforms
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 details for the SMPTE Forum 2015 "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective." Produced in partnership with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), with collaboration from the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, the SMPTE Forum is scheduled for 7-8 May 2015, at the Fraunhofer-Forum in Berlin. Factors as wide as EU policy, net neutrality, copyright, and mining "big data" are shaping the possibilities in the complex European market and redefining how the industry engages its audience. The SMPTE Forum 2015 will examine these topics, and how connectivity, bandwidth, and media technology improvements will impact media production and distribution across all platforms, from cinema and broadcast to mobile and interactive new media technologies.
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Sarofsky Corp. Proudly Presents Celebrated "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Main-On-End Titles Responsible for Catapulting Growing Company into Marvel Universe and Beyond
News: Sarofsky Corp. Proudly Presents Celebrated "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Main-On-End Titles Responsible for Catapulting Growing Company into Marvel Universe and BeyondFive years ago, Sarofsky Corp. president and owner Erin Sarofsky launched her own shop in Chicago, the city she loves, aiming to provide her patent, design-driven production services to leaders in the advertising and entertainment industries worldwide. Over the years, both her reputation and her business have grown, as she has seized opportunities to collaborate with the likes of Anthony and Joe Russo, for whom her first project was creating the main titles for their hit TV series "Community" back in 2009.
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British Companies Bring Broadcast Innovation to the World
IBC – Largest International Broadcast and Electronic Media Trade Fair – Welcomes UK Trade Pavilions with more Than 50 Exhibitors
Stands 4.A61 and 8.B38j – As the country responsible for the inventions of radio, television and the web, Britain continues to lead the world with innovative and effective new technologies and techniques. British companies large and small continue to innovate, and sell their products on the global stage. To help them bring their offerings to the widest possible market, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) is once more providing support for British exhibitors at IBC 2014, to be held in Amsterdam 12-16 September. The venture is sponsored by techUK and managed by export outreach specialists Tradefair.
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Christie 4K Technology Brings Filmmakers’ Vision into Sharper Focus at the Toronto International Film Festival
News: Christie 4K Technology Brings Filmmakers’ Vision into Sharper Focus at the Toronto International Film FestivalA Festival Sponsor for 14 Consecutive Years, Christie Helps Filmmakers Share Their Vision with Dazzling Clarity
Christie®, a world leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual displays, brings the 39th Annual Toronto International Film Festival®* into sharper focus this year by lighting up an expanded list of venues with Christie 4K-resolution digital cinema projection. With 4K submissions to the festival having doubled from 2013, Christie, the official projection sponsor for 14 consecutive years, will offer 4K screening capability at Roy Thomson Hall, Princess of Wales Theatre, The Elgin Theatre's Visa Screening Room and Ryerson Theatre. All TIFF Bell Lightbox cinemas also feature Christie 4K projection.
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Quantum to Showcase New Stornext Solutions at IBC2014 that Simplify Deployment, Management and Overall Workflow
Leading Provider of End-to-End Workflow Storage Solutions Will Feature StorNext Connect and StorNext Pro Workgroup Offerings
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that it will highlight several new solutions at IBC2014 that demonstrate the company's continued leadership in helping users meet their end-to-end content management and workflow needs.
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mOcean Helps Usher In “The Simpsons” On FXX
News: mOcean Helps Usher In “The Simpsons” On FXXEntertainment creative agency mOcean recently contributed to the launch campaign for the arrival of "The Simpsons" on FXX, which kicked off on August 21st with a 12-day marathon of the show's complete 25-year catalogue. mOcean was integral to the post process, editorial and finishing of the epically funny "Kitchen Sink" spot announcing FXX's acquisition of syndication rights for the animated series. In addition, mOcean worked along with the FXX team to conceive and produce broadcast and online promos for the massive campaign.
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Telestream Announces Strong Growth in File-based Workflow Enterprise Operations
40 Percent Increase in Global Sales Revenue for its Vantage Transcoding and Workflow Automation Systems; Announces Collaboration with Apple, Adobe, Microsoft & Avid
Against a background where numerous large manufacturers appear to be struggling and a host of smaller companies have been the subject of acquisitions and mergers Telestream will arrive at IBC 2014 reporting strong revenue and profitability growth.
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Sarofsky Corp. Sets Sights on Ad-Industry Growth, Lands Accomplished Agency Producer Steven Anderson as Executive Producer
News: Sarofsky Corp. Sets Sights on Ad-Industry Growth, Lands Accomplished Agency Producer Steven Anderson as Executive ProducerBuilding on the entertainment industry success stemming from her firm's role in collaborating with Marvel for the main titles for both the "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" blockbusters, Sarofsky Corp. president and owner Erin Sarofsky is very proud to announce a key new hire. Effective immediately, Erin and her colleagues are very excited to welcome accomplished advertising agency producer Steven Anderson to their company in the position of executive producer.
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Team Detroit Selects RingSide Creative, Flavor, Dictionary Films and Cutters to Showcase Ford 2015 Super Duty in Bold New Style
News: Team Detroit Selects RingSide Creative, Flavor, Dictionary Films and Cutters to Showcase Ford 2015 Super Duty in Bold New StyleThe end-to-end commercial design and production teams comprised of affiliated companies RingSide Creative and Cutters Studios divisions Flavor, Cutters and Dictionary Films are very proud to detail their contributions to a new national spot for Ford Motor Company from Team Detroit. Entitled "Front and Back," the :30 spot extends the long-running Ford Trucks "Rant" campaign with a bold, powerful homage to heroism and reliability, using a hybrid design and animation style and original live-action footage shot on-location in Los Angeles. The spot debuted nationally earlier this month and will continue to air in targeted placements online, during high-profile broadcasts and on cable.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Honorees and Award Winners
Annual SMPTE Honors & Awards Ceremony Highlights Vision, Ingenuity, Perseverance, and Dedication to Motion Picture and Television Industries
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 revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 23, at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony.
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SMPTE® Confers 'Fellow' Status on Eight Members of Motion-Imaging Technology Industry
Industry Leaders Honored by SMPTE Continue to Make Global Impact on the Production, Delivery, and Display of Content
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 it has granted SMPTE Fellow membership status to eight industry leaders. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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“The Reel Thing” Film Restoration and Preservation Symposium, Slated for August 21 – 23 in Hollywood
News: “The Reel Thing” Film Restoration and Preservation Symposium, Slated for August 21 – 23 in HollywoodTechnical Conference to Include Premiere Screenings of Newly Restored Films, Including "The Day the Earth Stood Stil"l and "A Fistful of Dollars."
The Reel Thing, the 33rd technical symposium on film restoration and preservation will be held August 21 - 23 at the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood.
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BlackTrax Brings Marvel Comics Closer to its Audience at Super-Hero Speeds
News: BlackTrax Brings Marvel Comics Closer to its Audience at Super-Hero SpeedsBiggest-Ever Deployment of Realtime Motion-Tracking as Marvel Universe LIVE! Touring Arena Show Heads Out on Tour
Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Spider-Man and 20 other action heroes are all coming to an arena near you – and as a part of Feld Entertainment’s "Marvel Universe LIVE!" CAST BlackTrax motion-tracking solution is bringing these favorite Marvel comic characters to life as never before.
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SMPTE® Members Involved at All Levels at IBC2014
Record Number of Members Speaking and Exhibiting; SMPTE Sponsoring or Leading Several Technical Sessions
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 more than 50 of its members will speak at technical sessions during IBC2014 — with more than 107 sustaining member companies exhibiting. The IBC2014 conference and exhibition takes place at RAI Amsterdam Sept. 11-16.
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First Large-Scale Canadian Laser Projection Demo Highlights Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) International Conference
Laser Technology from Christie, Screen Innovations from Harkness and Installation Expertise from Electrosonic Combine to Deliver Unprecedented Immersive, 2D and 3D Visual Feast at Giant Screen Cinema Association’s International Conference and Trade Show
In a special technical session of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) conference scheduled for September 23 at the Cineplex Cinemas Queensway in Toronto, Christie®, a world leader in creating and sharing the world’s best visual and audio experiences, is teaming with Harkness Screens and Electrosonic to demonstrate a premium giant screen cinema experience.
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Vancouver Film School Selects HP Z Workstations with AMD FirePro Professional Graphics
HP today announced that Vancouver Film School (VFS), Canada's premier post-secondary entertainment arts institution has installed 775 HP Z420 Workstations with AMD FirePro W7000 professional graphics.
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ShootersINC Signs Food Director/DP John Romeo To Company’s Diverse & Expanding Directorial Roster
News: ShootersINC Signs Food Director/DP John Romeo To Company’s Diverse & Expanding Directorial RosterShootersINC has welcomed Food Director/DP John Romeo to the company’s diverse Directorial roster. Romeo joins ShootersINC’s production division, which also features the talents of Directors Robert Adamo, Kris Magyarits, Rob Markopoulos, Ira Rosensweig, and Scott Whitham.
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HPA to Host Symposium Leading Into SMPTE® 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
'Making Do With More' Event at Hollywood's Historic El Capitan Theatre Will Explore the Impact of Enriched Pictures and Sound for Filmmakers and Content Creators
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 SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) will feature a pre-conference event — the SMPTE 2014 Symposium, hosted by the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®) and titled "Making Do With More." The daylong event is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20 at the historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California.
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Silicon Valley Comes to Hollywood – Well Burbank anyway!
News: Silicon Valley Comes to Hollywood – Well Burbank anyway!Ever Wondered How Quickly Digital Technology is Transforming Content Creation and Delivery? Well Wonder No More. Come Along to The Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel on Thursday July 24Th and Enjoy a Day of Unbridled Geek Speak and Fun Filled Tlas.
At the Burbank Marriot on Thursday July 24 from 11am to 7pm, Blackmagic Design and its strategic partners will be hosting an event highlighting the convergence of digital and broadcast technologies and their impact on the Media & Entertainment (M&E) Industry. This is your chance to catch up on the latest developments in M&E technology and see the complete range of Blackmagic Design solutions for broadcast, post-production and live events.
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Jaguars to Unveil World’s Largest Video Boards
News: Jaguars to Unveil World’s Largest Video BoardsJaguars and Troika Partner to Re-Imagine the In-Stadium Experience
EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, will unveil approximately $63 million in enhancements to the public this Saturday evening with an event that promises to offer be one of the more memorable moments in the history of the city and stadium.
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IBC2014 Preview, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®)
Partnership Village, Stand 8.F51f
Technical Sessions, SMPTE members will lead a variety of sessions during the IBC2014 exhibition. The Society will offer "Laser Projectors Part 1: Seeing is Believing" and "Laser Projectors Part 2: Is the Devil in the Details?" as part of the IBC Big Screen Experience. Produced and chaired by Peter Ludé, past president of SMPTE, the session will address the impact of laser projection technology on digital cinema and provide a look at breathtaking images shown on the Big Screen Experience's 6-Primary laser projection system from Christie.
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Sandblast Productions Brings Sound to the 2014 ESPYS
At the 2014 ESPYS tonight in Los Angeles, entertainment and sports celebrities will gather to celebrate the year’s major sports achievements. Sandblast Productions provided sound design and mixing services for nearly all the videos that will be shown at the awards ceremony to commemorate the most unforgettable sports moments and athletes of 2014.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Selects Elliot Kotek, Co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as Keynote Speaker
ACM SIGGRAPH announces the selection of Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as the keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 10-14 August 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
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Autodesk to Acquire Shotgun Software, Creator of Cloud-Based Production Management Platform for Film, Television and Games Industries
Autodesk Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Shotgun Software, a developer of scalable, cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for the film, television and games industries. Shotgun's tools for production management are used by some of the world's leading production studios and are tightly integrated with many of the most widely used tools in the industry including Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya software. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
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Hawthorne Direct Expands Digital Media Marketing Capabilities by Launching Mobile Marketing Unit: Jared Lake Named Director, Digital Media
News: Hawthorne Direct Expands Digital Media Marketing Capabilities by Launching Mobile Marketing Unit: Jared Lake Named Director, Digital MediaHawthorne Direct, a full service Brand Response advertising agency, has expanded its Digital Media Marketing capabilities by launching a Mobile Marketing Unit. Concurrently, Jared Lake, who will spearhead the new unit, has been named Director, Digital Media. Lake will be based in the company’s Los Angeles headquarters, where he will report to George Leon, Hawthorne Direct’s Senior Vice President of Media/Account Management. The announcement was made today by Hawthorne Direct’s Chief Executive Officer, Jessica Hawthorne-Castro.
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Autodesk Acquires Bitsquid
Transaction to Drive Creation of 3D Game Engine For Game Developers, Architects, Engineers and Designers
Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) has acquired Stockholm-based Bitsquid AB, the creator of the Bitsquid game engine. The acquisition brings to Autodesk expertise in 3D game development and proven technology that will enable Autodesk to supercharge its portfolio of tools for game makers through the development of a new 3D game engine. Multiple game developers have used the modern and flexible Bitsquid engine to create 3D games for next-generation consoles and PCs, and Autodesk will continue to work with many of these companies to develop the new 3D game engine. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
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Litepanels Introduces ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color Fixture
News: Litepanels Introduces ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color FixtureCompany Raises the Bar with Next Generation LED Panel Series
Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, is introducing its new ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color panel at Cine Gear Expo (Booth 64) in Los Angeles on June 6-7. Building on the legacy of the company’s original 1x1 fixture, which revolutionized the lighting industry, the ASTRA 1x1 sets a new standard for the form and function of professional LED panels. Following the Litepanels tradition of a one square foot form factor, the ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color offers a light output that is up to four times brighter than the company’s traditional 1x1 Bi-Color fixture, high CRI (Color Rendering Index), and user-selectable active or passive cooling modes.
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Hummingbird Productions Founder/Creative Director Bob Farnsworth to Deliver "Hearing Is Believing" TEDXFRONTRANGE Talk in Colorado, May 22
News: Hummingbird Productions Founder/Creative Director Bob Farnsworth to Deliver "Hearing Is Believing" TEDXFRONTRANGE Talk in Colorado, May 22Bob Farnsworth, CEO, Founder and Creative Director with Hummingbird Productions, one of America’s leading producers of original music and sound design for the advertising, entertainment, and multi-media industries, will be a featured guest speaker during an upcoming TEDx FrontRange talk.
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SMPTE® and SCIEN Continue to Drive Groundbreaking Discourse With 2014 ETIA Conference Program
'Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age' Will Draw Hollywood and Silicon Valley Together to Examine Key Issues in Internet-Based Media Delivery
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN) have released details on the second annual "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age" (ETIA) conference, beginning June 18 at Stanford University's Palo Alto, California, campus.
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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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Ant Farm Produces the Reveal Trailer, Staring Kevin Spacey, for Activision's "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare"
News:  Ant Farm Produces the Reveal Trailer, Staring Kevin Spacey, for Activision's "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare"Ant Farm, a leading entertainment marketing and advertising agency, has produced the Reveal Trailer for the world premiere of Activision’s "Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare.”
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2014 Sony World Photography Awards L’Iris d’Or and Competition Winners Revealed
News: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards L’Iris d’Or and Competition Winners RevealedThirty-one year-old American photographer Sara Naomi Lewkowicz is announced as the winner of the 2014 L’Iris d’Or, Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year. Beating over 139,554 entries from 166 countries, this represents the highest number of entries in the awards’ seven year history. The photographer collected her award - Sony digital imaging equipment and $25,000 (USD) prize money - at the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony held in London.
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Ant Farm Wins Seven 2014 Game Marketing Awards
News: Ant Farm Wins Seven 2014 Game Marketing AwardsAnt Farm, one of Hollywood’s leading entertainment and brand marketing agencies, was a big winner at last night’s 2014 Game Marketing Awards held in San Francisco. Having been nominated for nine awards, the creative agency won a total of seven honors, including a Gold Award for Best Showing at a Trade Event: E3 Experience Activision/Blizzard Entertainment.
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Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) Names Evan Hall Project Manager
Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), a Masque Sound Company and experts in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live and broadcast events, is pleased to announce that Evan Hall has been hired as project manager. Hall will oversee and coordinate frequencies for a variety of PWS events that require the expert frequency coordination and management needed in today’s congested RF landscape. He will be an integral part of the development of future plans focusing on all PWS’ business divisions: Live Events, Broadcast, Music Festivals, Design Services, Product Manufacturing and Business Development.
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NAB: Autodesk Debuts Faster, More Creative Flame 2015
News: NAB: Autodesk Debuts Faster, More Creative Flame 2015Expanded Features and Support for 4K Helps Deliver Greater Artistic Control
At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention 2014 in booth # SL3319, Autodesk Inc. is debuting Flame 2015 – the latest iteration of its comprehensive toolset for high-end visual effects and creative finishing - with new creative tools, faster performance, and an end-to-end 4K workflow to meet the needs of today's high-end post-production facilities.
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Miranda Establishes Comprehensive HD and Fiber Connectivity at Liberty University
Miranda Technologies, a Belden Brand, a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators, announces the completion of a full HD upgrade for the multi-venue sports complex at Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.
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Anton/Bauer Introduces New Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2014
Innovative Battery and Charger Lines are Designed to Power the Digital Age
Anton/Bauer®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery, charging and monitoring technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries, will unveil its Digital Battery Series and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2014. Redefining the power standard for a new generation of cameras and auxiliary equipment, Anton/Bauer’s revolutionary Digital Battery Series is the first battery line designed specifically to power digital production for the professional broadcast, cinema and new media sectors. The Performance Charger Series utilizes new technology to deliver the fastest possible charging sequence, while exceeding the high-efficiency standards required by today’s rigorous shooting schedules. Anton/Bauer will showcase these ground-breaking innovations at their exhibit (booth #C6025) at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas, which runs April 7-10.
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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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Margarita Mix Talent Honored with Telly Awards
News: Margarita Mix Talent Honored with Telly AwardsJeff Levy and Paul Hurtubise Win for NFL Network’s “Leon Sandcastle” and Honda’s “Project Drive-In”
Mixers Jeff Levy and Paul Hurtubise of Margarita Mix, a FotoKem company specializing in audio post services for commercials and advertising media, have each won a 2014 Telly Award in the Best Sound category of the 35th annual competition. Levy earned a Silver Telly, the highest honor, for his work on “Leon Sandcastle” for NFL Network. Hurtubise won a Bronze Telly for Honda’s “Project Drive-In.”
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Miranda’s iTX Powers Playout for AMV’s Westar Satellite Services
News: Miranda’s iTX Powers Playout for AMV’s Westar Satellite ServicesWide Range of Miranda Solutions and Belden Cables Outfit New Master Control facility
Miranda Technologies, a Belden Brand, a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators, announces the installation of its iTX integrated playout platform, along with NVISION routing, Densité signal processing and Belden connectivity solutions, at Westar Satellite Services’ new centralized master control facility in Cedar Hill, Texas.
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SMPTE® Announces Second Annual Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference
SMPTE and SCIEN Partner Again to Produce Popular Conference, Scheduled for June 17-18 at Stanford University
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, working once again with the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN), the Society will produce the second annual "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age" (ETIA) conference. Scheduled for June 17-18 at Stanford University near Palo Alto, Calif., the conference will explore the technology, creative, and business requirements for delivering a compelling, high-quality, monetizable entertainment experience over the Web.
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MTI Film Selects Signiant Media Shuttle for Swift File Delivery of TNT Hit TV Show ‘Dallas’ and More
News: MTI Film Selects Signiant Media Shuttle for Swift File Delivery of TNT Hit TV Show ‘Dallas’ and MoreHollywood Post Production and Restoration Facility Quickly and Easily Transfers Time Sensitive Dailies for Hit TV shows Including ‘Dallas’ and ‘Major Crimes’ to Production Companies
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that MTI Film, a Hollywood-based full service post-production and film restoration facility, is using Signiant’s Media Shuttle™ to automate the daily exchange of some of TV’s most popular episodics with its global production partners. Regularly transferring files as large as 350 GB, MTI Film is now using Media Shuttle to transfer digital dailies for several shows, including “Dallas,” and “Major Crimes,” with ease and speed that it couldn’t find in competing solutions.
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Why We Ride Set For Global Release
News: Why We Ride Set For Global ReleaseWorldwide digital release announced for Bryan Carroll's directorial debut
Gnarlynow Entertainment and Walking West Entertainment have announced that Why We Ride is now available digitally, giving worldwide audiences access to this award winning film. For the first time, wherever Amazon and iTunes is available, audiences around the globe will be able to view the film that has brought the motorcycle community together in celebration of what it means to ride. The film is produced by Bryan H. Carroll and James Walker. Carroll also directed the film.
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95% of Super Bowl XLVIII Commercials Powered by Wiredrive Customers
Wiredrive, the leading media-sharing and cloud-collaboration software for creative business, announced today that a recent survey revealed 95% of commercial advertisements aired nationally during Super Bowl XLVIII were created by Wiredrive customers.
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AmberFin Becomes Global Reseller for Nexidia QC
Nexidia's Language and Caption Verification System Available as a Plugin for Amberfin's Unified Quality Control Solution
AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and postproduction houses, and Nexidia, developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies for optimizing audio and video media, today announced an agreement where AmberFin will become a global reseller for Nexidia QC closed-caption, language, and video description verification software.
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Cloud graphics pioneer OTOY announces Series D round led by Yuri Milner
Round helps accelerate commercialization of OTOY’s suite of offerings that are transforming content creation and delivery for the world’s top media and entertainment companies
OTOY Inc., today announced a Series D round of funding to help accelerate commercialization of the company’s industry-leading cloud graphics offerings that are redefining content creation and delivery processes for media and entertainment organizations around the world. The round is led by prominent technology investor, Yuri Milner, and includes former Morgan Stanley CEO, John Mack, who join investors including Autodesk, Taylor Frigon, George Gilder and The Roddenberry Trust.
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Evangelizing Sound
The Motion Picture Sound Editors promotes the artistry of sound through scholarship programs, educational outreach and other activities.
Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will gather at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles for their annual Golden Reel Awards ceremony, one of the oldest and most prestigious technical awards competitions in Hollywood. It’s the biggest night of the year for the group as sound editors from the worlds of motion pictures, television, gaming and other media pause to recognize the best work in their field. Handing out awards, however, is only a small part of the MPSE’s mission. The 61-year-old organization is active year-round in a variety of charitable, educational and social activities all aimed at promoting the craft of sound editing and its contribution to the various forms of entertainment.
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Hostworks Selects Digital Rapids Encoders for New Live Streaming Service
* Australia-based digital solutions provider Hostworks has chosen Digital Rapids encoders for the new Hostworks Media Foundry live streaming service * The encoders are used for live 24/7 streaming and ad-hoc live events while also creating file-based outputs for on-demand distribution * Digital Rapids' responsive support and expertise have helped Hostworks bring new services to market in a timely and engaging manner
Digital Rapids -- the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences -- announced today that Australia-based digital solutions provider Hostworks has selected Digital Rapids encoders for the new Hostworks Media Foundry live streaming service.
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Visual Impact Serbia Outfits New HD OB Truck With Miranda Solutions
News: Visual Impact Serbia Outfits New HD OB Truck With Miranda SolutionsMiranda Technologies, a Belden Brand, a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators, announces the installation of a range of Miranda solutions in the new Vi-1 HD production truck, designed, built and operated by Visual Impact Serbia. Vi-1 is Visual Impact’s first all-HD truck and the first privately-owned HD truck in the country.
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Cache-A Appoints Mediacast As Middle East Distributor
News: Cache-A Appoints Mediacast As Middle East DistributorCache-A Corporation, manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances, today announced it has appointed MediaCast as its distributor for the UAE and wider Middle East region. Chosen for its technological prowess and market knowledge of the Middle Eastern media and entertainment industry, MediaCast has made an immediate impact having already secured several Cache-A sales to leading broadcasters, post-production facilities and cultural institutions.
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SMPTE U.K. Regional Seminar To Focus On Effective Use Of IP Networks For Digital Media Workflows
Seminar Will Pack IP Technology Essentials for All Media Professionals Into Engaging One-Day Events 11 and 12 Feb. in London and Salford
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 it is bringing its "Digital Media: Production to Distribution Using IP" seminar to the U.K. in February. Led by SMPTE Fellow Bruce Devlin and Ben Davenport of AmberFin on 11 Feb. in London and 12 Feb. in Salford, the U.K. Regional Seminar will address the use of media over IT networks in both streaming and file-based workflows.
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NY Premier Post Production and Mocap Studio WorleyWorks, LLC. Kick-Starts East Coast Productions with a Mistika 4K System
WorleyWorks, LLC. is ahead of the Game Investing in New York's very first Mistika - Already Hard at Work in a City that Never Sleeps
WorleyWorks, LLC., a dynamic 2D/3D post stereoscopic production and motion capture studio has become the first East Coast company to invest in a Mistika 4K Post Production Solution from SGO's official North American reseller partner AArmadillo. The Mistika system will be integrated into the facility providing world-class 2D and stereoscopic 3D grading, finishing and delivery. Founded by Greg and Minah Worley, WorleyWorks, LLC. provides a host of boutique services in 2D and High Frame Rate Stereo 3D production, 4K post production including DI colour grading and compositing, high-speed lighting, green screen (Composite Component's Digital Green), and motion capture for high-profile clients that include Paramount, MTV, Viacom and many more.
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Target Goes Green at Hollywood Center Studios
News: Target Goes Green at Hollywood Center StudiosEnvironmental production specialist EcoSet Consulting works with brands to reduce waste from commercial shoots.
A new series of ads for Target were recently shot on minimalistic all-white sets at Hollywood Center Studios and yet rank among the “greenest” spots ever produced on the nearly 100-year-old lot. Virtually all of the sets, props, wardrobe, and discards (such as food waste from catering and craft services) were earmarked for reuse, recycling or composting. It’s estimated that nearly 4 tons of potential waste products were diverted from local landfills on these two projects due to the production’s adoption of eco-friendly production practices.
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Variety To Honor John Lee Hancock, Jonah Hill And “10 Directors To Watch” At 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival
John Lee Hancock to Receive the Variety Creative Impact in Directing Award, presented by Mercedes-Benz. Jonah Hill to receive the Variety Creative Impact in Acting Award, presented by Mercedes-Benz.
"Variety" will present director John Lee Hancock with the Creative Impact in Directing Award, presented by Mercedes-Benz, which celebrates the filmmaker for his outstanding contributions to the art and business of cinema, notably his work in directing the upcoming “Saving Mr. Banks.” Additionally, "Variety" will honor Jonah Hill with the Creative Impact in Acting Award, presented by Mercedes-Benz for his scope of work ranging from his comedic performances and more dramatic fare such as his Academy Award® nominated role in “Moneyball” to the upcoming highly-anticipated Scorsese film “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The event will take place on Sunday, January 5 during the Palm Springs International Film Festival on the Palm Court at the Parker Palm Springs.
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AMPAS Invites Four SMPTE Members to Serve on Science and Technology Council
SMPTE Members Represent Majority of New Additions to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Council
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 four of its members — Wendy Aylsworth, Douglas Greenfield, Rob Hummel, and Beverly Pasterczyk — have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
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Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Unique Angles At CCW 2013
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Unique Angles At CCW 2013Camera Corps, a Vitec Group Company, and a leading innovator of specialty remote cameras, tracking systems and camera support systems, showcases its Q-Ball robotic camera system at Content & Communications World (CCW) 2013 this week — Vitec Videocom Booth 1013. Q-Ball offers a robust, high-level mini-cam system with excellent performance in the most demanding remote-camera applications.
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Miranda to Feature Integrated Solutions at Content and Communications World 2013
Miranda Technologies, a Belden Brand, a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators, will demonstrate a range of solutions to enable facilities to establish and maintain advanced, highly efficient workflows — from acquisition to production and playout — at Content and Communications World (CCW), taking place in New York from November 13-14.
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Autodesk Provides 3D Design in a Browser, an Industry First
Collaboration with Amazon Web Services, OTOY and NVIDIA Enables Developers to Access Powerful 3D Modeling from Anywhere, Anytime, with Any Device Using a Simple Web Browser
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK)customers will now be able to access Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max design tools via a web browser. For the first time ever, customers can access full-fledged 3D design, engineering and entertainment work in a browser without sacrificing performance, power or functionality.
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Footage.net Returns to FOCAL International Awards as Bronze Sponsor
Footage.net, the stock footage search engine, will be a Bronze Sponsor of the 2014 FOCAL International Awards in association with AP Archive. Set to take place April 30, 2014 in London, UK, the FOCAL International Awards celebrate achievement in the use of footage in all variety of genres, across all media platforms.
Footage.net, the world’s premier online resource for stock footage search and discovery, has signed on as a Bronze Sponsor of this year’s FOCAL International Awards in association with AP Archive. Producers, filmmakers and other creative professionals who have used library footage in a documentary, feature film or any other form of production over the last year are encouraged to submit their work for consideration. All awards will be presented the evening of April 30, 2014 at a glittering award ceremony hosted by television historian Dan Snow at the Lancaster London Hotel.
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Industry Vets Matt Cowan and Garrett J. Smith Join Entertainment Technology Consultants in Key Roles
News: Industry Vets Matt Cowan and Garrett J. Smith Join Entertainment Technology Consultants in Key RolesEntertainment Technology Consultants (ETC), the leading provider of production and consulting services to the entertainment technology sector, announced that Matt Cowan and Garrett J. Smith are joining the company in key technology roles. Cowan rejoins the company as Chief Innovation Engineer. Smith will assume the newly created role of Senior Creative Liaison. The two will focus on technology developments that enhance the creation, processing and display of content for the entertainment industry.
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Visual Effects Society Names Academy Award Winner John Dykstra Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award
News: Visual Effects Society Names Academy Award Winner John Dykstra Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement AwardToday, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, named Emmy and Academy Award winning visual effects pioneer, designer, supervisor, innovator and commercial director John Dykstra as the recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award. It will be presented at the 12th Annual VES Awards on February 12, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Testronic Announces Centralization of US Operations Burbank Facility Optimizes Efficiencies in Upgraded Location
Testronic will unveil a single, redesigned location in early November 2013, to centralize US operations and streamline customer services. The move is focused on increasing efficiencies and integrating infrastructure for the company, which is the global leader in quality assurance services for film and television, games, software, and digital television. For the past seven years, Testronic has operated two facilities in Burbank, California. The company will now perform all of its testing and QA services from their high tech hub located at 111 North First Street, in Burbank.
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Hollywood Post Alliance Honors Avid with the Charles S. Swartz Award
The Preeminent Post Production Organization Will Honor Avid For a Heritage of Outstanding Contributions
The Hollywood Post Alliance® - the trade association for the post production community – has announced that Avid® will receive the 2013 Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production. The HPA will present the honor during the 8th Annual HPA Awards, which takes place on the evening of November 7th, 2013 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA. Louis Hernandez, Jr, President and CEO of Avid, will accept the award on behalf of the company.
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SMPTE Shines at Biggest-Ever IBC Show and Conference
With IBC2013 setting new records for numbers of exhibitors and attendees alike, it's clear that the global media industry is beginning to regain its momentum. This year's show was big for SMPTE as well, placing the organization in a prominent and active role for many aspects of the conference and exhibition. More than 100 sustaining SMPTE members participated on the show floor, and 15 percent of the conference speakers were SMPTE members. As always, IBC2013 was a tremendous opportunity for SMPTE to bring together international industry associations in its ongoing pursuit of collaboration. One example is the meeting hosted by SMPTE's vice president for standards, Dr. Hans Hoffman, which brought together more than 20 attendees from EBU, NABA, AMWA, VSF, WBU, IEEE, and other important industry groups.
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Sohonet Expands North American Team
Phaedra Pardue joins as sales executive, bringing wealth of experience to Sohonet’s new services and plans for growth
Sohonet – the leading expert in connectivity, storage and data management solutions for the media and entertainment sectors – has appointed Phaedra Pardue as sales executive for North America. Pardue has been brought on board to help expand Sohonet’s footprint, particularly across the Western U.S.
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Unified Video Technologies Names Jorge Nunez As National Client Solutions Manager
News: Unified Video Technologies Names Jorge Nunez As National Client Solutions ManagerExperienced Media Solutions Executive to Spearhead UNIV US Market Expansion
Unified Video Technologies (UNIV), specialists in developing, integrating and operating complete high-performance media and broadcast ecosystems for broadcasters and enterprises, announces the appointment of Jorge Nunez as National Client Solutions Manager. Mr. Nunez is responsible for leading commercial pre-sale and sales efforts for US accounts as well as key LATAM and Caribbean accounts. In addition, he will work with UNIV product managers in enhancing the company’s product and services portfolio to increase customer satisfaction.
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SMPTE Announces 2013 Honorees and Award Winners
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 revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 24, at the SMPTE 2013 Honors & Awards Ceremony.
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Park Road Post Production wins an IBC2013 Innovation Award with leading Technology Partner SGO
News: Park Road Post Production wins an IBC2013 Innovation Award with leading Technology Partner SGOSGO Mistika's Unique workflow helped to produce world's first HFR Stereo 3D in The Hobbit Trilogy
SGO is thrilled to announce that Park Road Post Production won an IBC2013 Innovation Award this week for their pioneering work on “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) – the world’s first High Frame Rate Stereoscopic 3D feature film – directed by Peter Jackson. Arguably one of the most significant developments in the last 80 years of cinema, Park Road - with technology partner SGO - spearheaded innovation throughout the acquisition and post production pipeline that provides new creative opportunities to all filmmakers, and a new exciting experience for film audiences.
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Biscardi Creative Media Completes Unique Homeopathic Energetic Medicine Client Project
Virtual Gut Band Video Promises to be Cost Effective Method to Weight Loss
Biscardi Creative Media (BCM) recently had the opportunity to work on a one-ofa-kind project in the world of homeopathic energetic medicine. The question for BCM was, “can you produce a video that can help convince the viewer they’re actually having surgery?” An outwardly simple request turned into a true gem when BCM learned this venture had unique challenges that would stretch both creativity and ingenuity. This particular project would need to delve into the realm of positive visualization and relaxation. Never one to back down from a challenge BCM took on the project that was recently christened and released as the “Virtual Gut Band Video.”
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Victoria and Albert Museum’s ‘David Bowie is’ video wall powered by Dataton WATCHOUT
News: Victoria and Albert Museum’s ‘David Bowie is’ video wall powered by Dataton WATCHOUTThe ‘David Bowie is’ exhibition was one of the most successful and technically complex shows at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London. Opening to rave reviews on 23 March 2013 it was the best selling exhibition in the museum’s history. ‘David Bowie is’ is now on world tour starting at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada in September 2013.
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Nexidia's Dialogue Search v1.4 Features Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC Extension, AAF Export Functionality
Nexidia, developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies for optimizing audio and video media, today announced the latest release of Nexidia Dialogue Search, which features significant improvements and functionality designed to speed time-to-market and reduce production costs for media organizations. Key features of Nexidia Dialogue Search v1.4 include seamless integration with Adobe® Premiere® Pro — in addition to AAF compatibility and export functionality.
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SGO's Mistika is Enterprising technology at Bad Robot providing unique film-based workflows in “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”
News:  SGO's Mistika is Enterprising technology at Bad Robot providing unique film-based workflows in “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”Bad Robot selected Mistika for its high-end finishing and innovative 2D and stereoscopic 3D film workflows
Already lined up for a variety of projects at Bad Robot, SGO’s Mistika was used in the post production finishing of the 2D and 3D movie “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”. Mistika's involvement also included unique workflow technologies for film and conform, in all dimensions for 2D, stereoscopic 3D and IMAX versions. Bad Robot's Mistika systems were put to work in all of the the visual effects systems integration and 3D coordination throughout the film. “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”, directed by J.J. Abrams, in co-production with Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, and Bad Robot Productions, represents the second feature in the brand which grossed more than $450 million at the worldwide box office.
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Comcast Drops RFD-TV In Colorado/New Mexico
471,369 Customers Affected By Loss Of Western-Lifestyle Channel
RFD-TV, the nation’s only channel devoted to rural America and western-lifestyle programming, was dropped by the Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) from all their cable systems in Colorado and New Mexico on August 13, 2013.The move affects 467,867 Colorado and 70,502 New Mexico customers who have received the network since 2010 on their D1 tier.
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Marquis’ Project Parking Now Available for Sohonet Users
Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software, has announced support within Marquis’ Project Parking of Sohonet Media Storage. Sohonet Media Storage is a new service provided by Sohonet that enables Sohonet Media Network customers to expand and extend their current storage infrastructure. Marquis’ Project Parking helps editors to manage their edit storage more effectively, The solution has now been enhanced to support the direct interface with the recently launched, Sohonet Media Storage service, described as the first private Cloud infrastructure as a Service optimised for the media sector.. With the native support for Sohonet Media Storage, Project Parking further enhances this offering by enabling clients to use Sohonet’s shared storage for parking and short-term archive. Disaster recovery and security backups can also be scheduled overnight to allow transfer of critical data at off-peak times.
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Online Game Developer Kingslsle Entertainment Taps Clockwork VFX For 3D Animated ‘Wizard101’ And ‘Pirate101’ Ads
News: Online Game Developer Kingslsle Entertainment Taps Clockwork VFX  For 3D Animated ‘Wizard101’ And ‘Pirate101’ AdsVisual Effects/Animation Studio Takes Hollywood Blockbuster Trailer Approach To New Online Games
Take the imaginative characters found in the popular online games Pirate101 and Wizard101 and add a healthy dose of Hollywood trailer spectacle and you have the stunning launch spots created by the visual effects/CG animation studio Clockwork VFX for popular game developer KingsIsle Entertainment, Plano, TX, and agency Uproar!
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Mistika - True Innovation in Film, Post and Broadcast at IBC 2013
News: Mistika - True Innovation in Film, Post and Broadcast at IBC 2013SGO presents Powerful new Toolsets, revolutionary Capabilities in Colour Grading, Finishing and Intelligent Broadcasting solutions for more efficient workflows in Mistika SGO Stand A11, Hall 6 – The RAI, Amsterdam 13– 17 September 2013
SGO will be showcasing at IBC 2013, its world-leading line of powerful 4K+ Mistika DI and Stereo 3D post production solutions. Visitors to the show will be able to see how Mistika's creative power can be put to use at the centre of every stage of production. Headlines include the unveiling of Mistika Post Version 7.4 and further exciting developments will be revealed including Mistika's new Shape Tracker providing colourists and compositors alike with an impressively fast and powerful tracking tool at the mere touch of a button.
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AFI Conservatory Boosts Scholarships
100% of Funds Raised Goes Directly to Fellows Training
The American Film Institute announced today a dramatic increase in scholarship funding at the AFI Conservatory (AFIC) – its immersive two-year graduate program in the art and discipline of filmmaking. Further differentiating the prestigious MFA program in an ever-growing field of film school options, the boost in funding for current and incoming Fellows represents nearly three times that of previous years – 100% of which goes directly to Fellows.
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SF-Based Editor Pete Koob Joins Cut+Run
News: SF-Based Editor Pete Koob Joins Cut+RunCut+Run welcomes editor Pete Koob who, along with Executive Producer Deanne Mehling, is based in San Francisco. The addition of Pete Koob is a reflection of Cut+Run’s growing Bay Area presence and commitment to the region’s robust creative agencies. In addition to SF-based projects, Koob is available to work on projects via the company’s other locations in Los Angeles, New York, London, Austin and Asia.
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“Oscars® Outdoors” Summer Film Series Shines Bright With Christie DLP Cinema Technology
News: “Oscars® Outdoors” Summer Film Series Shines Bright With Christie DLP Cinema TechnologyFamilies Flock to Weekend Evening Movies in the Heart of Hollywood
With its second season underway as of June 15, “Oscars Outdoors,” a ten-weekend summer film series sponsored by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is receiving rave reviews. And integral to the success of its weekend screenings – offering contemporary favorites and classic Hollywood films – is the Christie Solaria® Series CP2230 DLP Cinema® projector.
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Testronic Unveils New Brand Identity
News: Testronic Unveils New Brand IdentityTestronic, the global leader in quality assurance services for film and television, games, hardware, and software, today revealed its new brand identity. The new look provides a complete overhaul of the company brand and positively promotes the services that Testronic supplies and industries that it serves.
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SIGGRAPH Business Symposium to Focus on Key Issues Facing Film and Game Industries
The SIGGRAPH Business Symposium offers attendees an intense, productive day with this year’s focus on disruption and innovation in the content creation industries -- namely games and films. Unlike any other conference, SIGGRAPH provides a unique forum where leaders from film, games, and broadcast cross paths and share ideas with scientists, academics, and world-class researchers. It is geared towards higher level executives and studio heads.
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32TEN Expands Studio Capabilities
News: 32TEN Expands Studio Capabilities32TEN Studios, a practical effects company based in San Rafael (CA) providing effects and production facilities to entertainment, advertising, and corporate clientele, has expanded its studio capabilities.
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Park Road Post Production is nominated for an IBC2013 Innovation Award for world-first HFR Stereo 3D using SGO Mistika in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
SGO Mistika's Unique workflow helps to produce world's first major 48fps 3D feature film
SGO is thrilled to announce that Park Road Post Production has been nominated for the prestigious IBC2013 Innovation Awards for their pioneering work on “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) – the world’s first High Frame Rate Stereoscopic 3D feature film – directed by Peter Jackson. The project has been selected from over 200 entries, as one of the four finalists in the Content Creation category. Arguably one of the most significant developments in the last 80 years of cinema, Park Road - with technology partner SGO - has spearheaded innovation throughout the film pipeline that provides new creative opportunities to all filmmakers and a new exciting experience for film audiences.
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Testronic Supports Voluntary Industry Agreement to Improve Energy Consumption of Complex Set-Top Boxes in the EU
Global Testing Leader Helps DTV Industry Push for Eco-Friendly Power Consumption
Testronic Labs - the global leader in quality assurance, compliance, and certification services for consumer electronics, film and television, games, and enterprise - has been commissioned to enable standards and reporting for the Voluntary Industry Agreement (VIA). VIA was designed to support the achievement of the EU Action Plan for Energy Efficiency and the reduction of the potential environmental impact of Complex Set-Top Boxes (CSTBs). Testronic is working closely with CSTB service providers, equipment manufacturers, software providers, and component manufactures to support the goals of the VIA and help companies adhere to the terms of the agreement. The objective of the VIA, and the intention of the agreement signatories, is to move the industry and the devices that are central to it, towards environmentally sound practices which will ultimately be beneficial to consumers and other end users.
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Aspera to showcase digital media workflow and broadcast IT solutions at BroadcastAsia 2013
CEO and co-founder Michelle Munson to share vision for the cloud and its impact on digital entertainment
Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed, will showcase a complete portfolio of high-speed data transfer software and automation solutions for the broadcast and media industries, and share its expertise in powering digital media workflows across any type of infrastructure at BroadcastAsia (booth #5G2-05). Asia’s largest broadcast industry event takes place on June 18-21 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
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Matthews Studio Equipment to Feature Academy Award-winning MATTHEWS MAX MENACE ARM and Five New Products at Cinegear 2013
MATTHEWS MAX MENACE ARM, designed by key grip Richard Mall and manufactured by MSE, winner of this year’s Academy SciTech Award takes center stage on New York Street during this year’s Cinegear Expo. Accompanying MAX are five new Matthews support products; LazySuzy (which win a coveted Black Diamond Award at NAB 2013), the Makalu remote head system, the Matthews Slider, UnderslingLITE – a new addition to the Intel-A-JibLITE and wireless function for Floatcam’s DC/HD-DC Slider.
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Tim Dillon joins MPC New York as Executive Producer of Digital/Experiential
News: Tim Dillon joins MPC New York as Executive Producer of Digital/ExperientialThe momentum continues to build in MPC New York, where the addition of interactive and experiential force Tim Dillon completes the aggressive expansion of MPC Digital. A go-to talent for cross-platform projects across the digital, mobile and physical realms, Dillon brings to MPC more than a decade of experience working as senior producer and design lead for big-league clients such as Coca-Cola, Google, Tate, Dewar’s, Intel and TED, as well as Creator’s Project and Lifetime’s “Project Runway Catwalk”.
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SMPTE Sparks Interest, Raises Profile at 2013 NAB Show
News: SMPTE Sparks Interest, Raises Profile at 2013 NAB ShowThe SMPTE booth at the 2013 NAB Show buzzed with traffic and enthusiasm about the society's current work. Projects underway over the past year generated high interest at the show, where SMPTE announced key advances in standards development, including the formation of a task force and the results of the society's latest quarterly standards meetings. With a conference produced in partnership with the NAB Show, SMPTE also demonstrated its ability to offer dynamic educational events featuring leading figures in the motion picture business. While keynote speaker Jon Landau, the Oscar®-winning producer of "Titanic" and "Avatar," attracted a large audience to the conference session, word of mouth and social media posts brought a huge crowd of students to the SMPTE booth for the fourth annual Student Ice Cream Social.
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Biscardi Creative Media Honored As A Top Small Business
News: Biscardi Creative Media Honored As A Top Small BusinessGwinnett Chamber announces Biscardi Creative Media as winner in 1-9 employee category
Biscardi Creative Media (BCM) was recognized twice at the 2013 Pinnacle Small Business Awards hosted by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. BCM was first recognized as one of the top 25 small businesses in Gwinnett County.
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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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Dataton Watchout Powers Spectacular Show In Xi’an, China
News: Dataton Watchout Powers Spectacular Show In Xi’an, ChinaThe latest visitor attraction at the Hua Qing Chi hot springs resort in Xi’an, China, ‘The Song Of Unending Sorrow’ is a brilliant new fusion of traditional storytelling, song and musicianship with the very latest in audiovisual technology.
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Avid Announces New Chief Financial Officer
Established Technology Executive John Frederick Assumes New Role
Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that John Frederick will become Avid’s executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief administrative officer, effective immediately. Before joining Avid as chief of staff in February 2013, Mr. Frederick was corporate executive vice president and chief financial officer of Open Solutions, Inc., a technology provider to financial institutions worldwide, which was acquired in January 2013 by Fiserv, Inc. Ken Sexton will transition from his role as executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief administrative officer to become a consultant with the company.
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Grass Valley Wins STAR Award at NAB Show 2013 for GV Director Integrated Nonlinear Live Production Center
Grass Valley® has been awarded a 2013 STAR (Superior Technology Award Recipient) Award at NAB Show 2013 in Las Vegas for its GV Director™ Nonlinear Live Production Center. Combining the power of a switcher, multiviewer, graphics, and effects, GV Director brings a dynamic new paradigm to live productions of all genres, with its simplified way of producing and delivering live content.
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NAB Show to Examine How Breakthrough Technology Launches Audiences from "Oz" to "Oblivion"
-- NAB Show to Feature Academy Award Winning Cinematographer Claudio Miranda’s "Oblivion," Shot With Sony’s F65 Camera, and Creative Team of Sam Raimi’s 3D Feature "Oz the Great and Powerful" --
NAB Show, taking place April 6-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada, will feature back-to-back panel discussions with a session on Sam Raimi’s 3D feature "Oz the Great and Powerful," preceded by a session on Academy Award winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda’s upcoming film "Oblivion," starring Tom Cruise, on Tuesday, April 9. Each session will examine the impact that technologies such as 4K and 3D have on filmmaking today.
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Xytech Powering Today's Digital Supply Chain with Innovative Facility Management Solutions
NAB 2013 - Booth # SL2427
Xytech, the global leader in facility management software for the broadcast, production, media services and video transmission industries, will be showcasing updates and additions to their industry-leading MediaPulse platform at NAB 2013. Xytech continues to define the marketplace with the most innovative and client-centric products available.
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San Diego Unified School District Standardizes on AJA Technology
News: San Diego Unified School District Standardizes on AJA TechnologyPrepares Students for Careers in Arts, Media, and Entertainment with Professionally-Equipped Broadcast and Multimedia Production Studios
San Diego Unified School District’s Office of College, Career and Technical Education (CCTE) is preparing students for their future - college and career ready, by providing them with relevant skills and technical knowledge to pursue careers in the Arts, Media and Entertainment (AME) industry sector. CCTE currently offers three pathways in AME, which include Design, Visual and Media Arts, Production and Managerial Arts & Game Design and Integration. Broadcast Journalism, Arts Management, Multimedia Production and Photographic Imaging are just a few of the courses offered in those pathways. In an effort to offer relevant industry approved programs, the District has rolled out several on-campus HD broadcast studios equipped with acquisition, editing and conversion solutions from AJA Video Systems, Inc.
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