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cineSync Pro Adds An Extra Dimension To Venture 3D's Pipeline.
News: cineSync Pro Adds An Extra Dimension To Venture 3D's Pipeline.Venture 3D, the LA-based 3D conversion facility, has been involved in producing dozens of 3D versions of well-known films over the past few years, including arguably the most successful conversion of all time, "Titanic 3D."
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Visual Effects Society Launches New YouTube Channel Dedicated to VFX
Site to Showcase Exclusive and Best-in-Class Curated Content
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, launched its new YouTube Channel, providing unique access to the world of visual effects and the artists who create them. The channel is designed to showcase outstanding examples of visual effects artistry and innovation from around the world, practical skills demonstrations, insights from leading practitioners and original content from VES signature events, workshops and forums.
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SGO Proudly Continues Its Sponsorship of the 3D Creative Summit
SGO proudly continues its sponsorship of the 3D Creative Summit. This important event, produced by Ravensbourne and the International 3D Society features the talented people and creative technologies behind the best 3D films and television programmes of the past year culminating in a celebration of the world's most excellent content. Mistika presentations will take place in the 3D Theatre on both days followed by Q&A’s. In addition, a series of exclusive screenings with expert practitioners will line-up the exciting two-day summit, many of whom have used Mistika in their projects.
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Tim Webber, Visual Effects Supervisor For “Gravity”! Appears On The Go Creative Show!
News: Tim Webber, Visual Effects Supervisor For “Gravity”! Appears On The Go Creative Show!Tim Webber, visual effects supervisor for blockbusters including "Avatar," "The Dark Knight" and the recent mega-film "Gravity" joins Ben Consoli on the Go Creative Show to discuss the behind the scenes of "Gravity" and shares his experience creating one of the most technically challenging films in cinema’s history.
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James Cameron to be Honored with MPSE’s Filmmaker Award
News: James Cameron to be Honored with MPSE’s Filmmaker AwardThe Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE),today announces that will it be honoring James Cameron with it prestigious MPSE Filmmaker Award at the 61ST MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony, Los Angeles, CA.
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Reel FX Launches New Interactive/Mobile Division With Official Free Birds Movie APP - Baby Turkey Trouble
News: Reel FX Launches New Interactive/Mobile Division With Official Free Birds Movie APP - Baby Turkey TroubleFree Birds – In Theaters Now – Stars Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler
Reel FX today announces the launch of its new digital/interactive division with the release of its first app, “Baby Turkey Trouble”. The app coincides with the release of “Free Birds”, the studio’s first animated film. In this hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy for audiences of all ages, two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history – and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.
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Whitehouse Post Cuts Teasers for Ridley Scott’s "The Counselor"
News: Whitehouse Post Cuts Teasers for Ridley Scott’s "The Counselor"Michael Fassbender enters a lingerie store, engaging the flirtatious young clerk in his quest to buy unmentionables for a woman he’s only just met. A white SUV carrying Cameron Diaz and her pet cheetah pull up into a desert gas station, where a curious Javier Bardem boldly approaches them. Titillating scenes from Ridley Scott’s latest film, "The Counselor?" Not quite.
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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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Reel FX Amplifies The Guts And Glory Of Ram’s Commercial Trucks
News: Reel FX Amplifies The Guts And Glory Of Ram’s Commercial TrucksDallas/Santa Monica-based digital studio Reel FX puts the powerful features of RAM Commercial trucks to the test in a new :30, “Blow,” for RAM out of The Richards Group, Dallas, TX. The spot features the latest truck from RAM’s commercial fleet smoothly hauling a hefty load of construction equipment up a winding road, or on a craggy precipice with ease.
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SGO wins International 3D Society Lumiere Award for Mistika
News: SGO wins International 3D Society Lumiere Award for MistikaSGO's Development Team Honored for Mistika Innovation and Impact in the Industry
Spanish developer SGO receives the prestigious International 3D Society's 3D Technology Lumiere Award for its Mistika finishing and color grading system for advancements in Stereo 3D and Ultra HD technology. The Lumiere Technology Awards are voted by a professional awards committee via balloting where the judges recommended SGO's Mistika for the top tier award, specifically due to its impact and innovation in the marketplace. SGO will be honored at a ceremony in Hollywood which takes place on the 18th September, where Geoff Mills, Director of SGO Global Sales and Operations, will receive the Award on behalf of the pioneering technology team.
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2013 HPA Awards Announce Craft Category Nominees and Special Award Winners Judges Award for Creativity & Innovation and Engineering Excellence Winners Revealed
Today in a special on-line press event, the Hollywood Post Alliance(r) - the trade association for the post production community - announced the nominees for the craft categories of the 8th Annual HPA Awards and winners of several special awards. The HPA Awards honor excellence in post production and bring recognition to the achievements of individuals and companies who are engaged in significant and revolutionary work in post production. The HPA Awards will take place on the evening of November 7th, 2013 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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Three Of Change Produces Graphics & Animation For National Geographic's 125Th Anniversary
The National Geographic Society celebrated its 125th anniversary and Three of Change produced the graphic design & animation for their celebration Gala. The project was particularly exciting technically because these graphics were projected on the interior of Washington, D.C.'s National Building Museum creating a truly immersive experience!
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CAMERON | PACE Group, ESPN 3D Win Sports Emmy for Winter X Games 16
National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awards statue for Outstanding Technical Team Remote
CAMERON | PACE Group is honored to announce that it has won a Sports Emmy Award with ESPN 3D for coverage of the 2012 Winter X Games 16. ESPN 3D and CAMERON | PACE Group (CPG) captured the award for Outstanding Technical Team Remote for its 3D broadcast from Aspen, Colorado.
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DLP Cinema® Technology Empowers Exhibitors With The Tools To Harness Digital Cinema’s Instant Opportunities And Future Innovations
Full Range Of DLP Cinema Intelligent Display Solutions Ensures Any Theatre Can Go Digital And Reap The Rewards
As nearly 85,000* movie theatre screens around the world showcase the digital cinema revolution using Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) DLP Cinema® technology, the benefits of digital are becoming more apparent every day to both exhibitors and audiences – and even more is possible. Whether exhibitors are looking to improve their bottom line, or want to wow with the new experiences and technologies that surpass home and mobile entertainment, DLP Cinema can provide a forward-facing solution. Together with partner licensees Barco, Christie and NEC, DLP Cinema is helping to enhance theatres with the brightest 3D showings, high frame rate (HFR) content playback, large screen laser projection, and other advantages today.
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Reel FX Delivers Colorful Carnival Nostalgia For McDonald’s
News: Reel FX Delivers Colorful Carnival Nostalgia For McDonald’sDallas/Santa Monica-based digital studio Reel FX infuses a colorful boardwalk stroll with the bubbly nostalgia of classic carnivals in the new :30, “Joywalk,” for McDonald’s out of Moroch, Dallas, TX. The spot features the first person viewpoint of a young woman sipping a bubbly $1 Coca-Cola from McDonald’s as she takes in the atmosphere of a bustling boardwalk carnival with her handsome date. Reel FX handled comprehensive post production on the spot, including editorial, visual effects, coloring, cleanup and online.
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Digital Cinema Society Celebrates 10th Anniversary
News: Digital Cinema Society Celebrates 10th AnniversaryThe Digital Cinema Society announces that it is celebrating its 10-year anniversary as the industry’s leading nonprofit educational cooperative dedicated to informing the entertainment industry regarding the integration of new technology. DCS President James Mathers reflects on the milestone, “It’s been an evolutionary decade for the way motion pictures are captured, posted, and exhibited, most notably via a transition from celluloid toward the use of digital technology. We have never celebrated or sought to accelerate this process, but we have made it our business to try to objectively track these changes and help our members adapt to them.”
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2013 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema, Produced in Partnership with SMPTE, Adds HFR 3D Tutorial and More
SMPTE Members Who Register by March 22 Get $100 Off Registration for 2013 NAB Show Conference and Exhibits Packages
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 confirmed the sessions scheduled for the 2013 NAB Show's "Technology Summit on Cinema: Advances in Image and Sound," produced in partnership with SMPTE. Scheduled for April 6-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall Conference Room S222, the summit will feature more than a dozen sessions, including a newly added, prerecorded high frame rate (HFR) 3D tutorial narrated by James Cameron.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2013 Golden Reel Winners
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2013 Golden Reel WinnersSound professionals from the worlds of features, television, animation, documentary and computer interactive entertainment were honored tonight as the Motion Picture Sound Editors presented the 60th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Bobbi Banks, now in her eighth year as MPSE President, opened the awards ceremony, held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in Los Angeles, which recognized outstanding achievement in sound editing in 22 categories.
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SGO Mistika's Unique workflow helps to produce world first major 48fps 3D feature film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
News: SGO Mistika's Unique workflow helps to produce world first major 48fps 3D feature film  “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”“It is safe to say that we could not have done it without SGO,” says Dave Hollingsworth, Park Road’s Head of Picture and Supervising Digital Colourist for The Hobbit
It took a world first behind the scenes workflow in order for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to become the first large scale wide release feature film to be exhibited in 48 frames per second.
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Reel FX Materializes Daydreams for Florida Lottery
News: Reel FX Materializes Daydreams for Florida LotteryDallas/Santa Monica-based digital studio Reel FX creates luck out of thin air in an artful, VFX-laden new :30 “Imagine” for the Florida Lottery out of John & Partners, Jacksonvilla, FL. The spot features a daydreaming man on a balmy beach accompanied by dollar-bodied butterflies, cloud-shaped images of wealth and graceful, low-flying flamingos.
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LOGAN and Conscious Minds Bring Calvin Johnson, Alex Morgan, Neymar Jr. and Allyson Felix into Animated Games for Nike+
News: LOGAN and Conscious Minds Bring Calvin Johnson, Alex Morgan, Neymar Jr. and Allyson Felix into Animated Games for Nike+LOGAN plunges Nike+ users into a spectacular post-apocalyptic ice storm of a world with two 6:00, fully CG, stylized character-animated games featuring a cast of top athletes – NFL receiver Calvin Johnson, soccer players Alex Morgan and Neymar Jr., and sprinter Allyson Felix – and promoting a new line of weather-resistant clothing. LOGAN, which collaborated with Conscious Minds on the project, handled an incredible array of character design, modeling, matte painting, character and environment animation, dynamics and final compositing.
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West Post Digital Now Making Available Rental Space Which Includes Avids
News: West Post Digital Now Making Available Rental Space Which Includes AvidsWest Post Digital, a leading online post production company based in Santa Monica, is now offering turnkey offline suites as part of its rental space within its 20,000 sq. ft. building. The complement of gear includes Avid Media Composers, Producer Stations, and Unity, all completely wired and readily accessible.
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Evil Eye Pictures Creates 3D VFX Artistry For Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away
News: Evil Eye Pictures Creates 3D VFX Artistry For Cirque Du Soleil Worlds AwayPresented By James Cameron & Paramount Pictures
Evil Eye Pictures enjoys the magic of Cirque du Soleil as lead visual effects house for the 3D feature spectacular Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away. The film, written and directed by Andrew Adamson (Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia) and executive produced by Academy Award winning, visionary filmmaker James Cameron, dazzled audiences in select theaters beginning December 21.
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West Post Digital Names Tamara Gagarin As Business Development Executive In Move To Expand Company’s Outreach Within Independent And Documentary Film Arenas
News: West Post Digital Names Tamara Gagarin As Business Development Executive In Move To Expand Company’s Outreach Within Independent And Documentary Film ArenasWest Post Digital, a leading online post production company based in Santa Monica, has named Tamara Gagarin as Business Development Executive. Today’s announcement comes in conjunction with the company’s efforts to expand its industry outreach within the feature film arena.
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FUJIFILM Optical Devices to Co-Sponsor Blue Ocean Film Festival
Filmmaker James Cameron to Receive BLUE Ocean’s Lifetime Achievement Award
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division will co-sponsor the BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Event, taking place from September 24-30that the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, CA. The film festival—which brings together the world’s top filmmakers, scientists, environmentalists—is a cornerstone of the organization’s mission to provide entertainment, education, and foster greater appreciation for oceans and marine ecosystems.
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ALEXA – The Most Complete Digital Camera System Ever Built
News: ALEXA – The Most Complete Digital Camera System Ever BuiltARRI’s five ALEXA models have built a reputation as the most powerful digital camera systems in the industry, enabling a new era in visual storytelling for a variety of productions. Recent award-winning features like Hugo, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Anonymous, Amour and Melancholia relied on ALEXA for image capture. The camera was also behind-the-scenes on this year’s box office champion, The Avengers -- the third highest grossing film of all time.
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HELLO! Welcomes Newest Addition, Director/DP Ron Fricke
News: HELLO! Welcomes Newest Addition, Director/DP Ron FrickeHELLO! is pleased to announce that the talented and accomplished film maker, Los Angeles native Ron Fricke, has joined the roster at HELLO! & Company.
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Dolby Excites the Eyes and Ears at IBC
At IBC (Amsterdam, Sept. 7–11), Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) demonstrates its full range of innovative technologies that underpin today’s entertainment ecosystem, from audio and video content creation to distribution and playback.
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DIVE Makes A Splash In NYC: Feature Film Visual Effects Studio DIVE Brings Hollywood Talent To ShootersNYC Creative Aresenal
News: DIVE Makes A Splash In NYC: Feature Film Visual Effects Studio DIVE Brings Hollywood Talent To ShootersNYC Creative AresenalRecent Film Work Includes ''The Road,'' ''I Am Number Four,'' ''Safe,'' ''The Last Airbender,'' ''Chernobyl Diaries,'' and the Upcoming Feature ''Silver Linings Playbook''
ShootersNYC, the creative production/postproduction studio hybrid, has gone Hollywood adding a key weapon to its creative arsenal with DIVE, the Philadelphia-based visual effects division of ShootersINC known for their high-end work on numerous feature films such as ''The Road,'' ''I Am Number Four,'' ''Safe,'' ''The Last Airbender,'' ''Chernobyl Diaries,'' and the upcoming feature ''Silver Linings Playbook,'' starring Robert DeNiro and Bradley Cooper.
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LightWave 3D Group Brings Real-Time Virtual Production Tools to Everyone
Industry-first real-time performance and data capture with Playstation Move device in LightWave 11.5 demonstrated at SIGGRAPH 2012; additional virtual studio tools in development
The LightWave® 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today it is making virtual production available to everyone with LightWave® 11.5’s Virtual Studio Tools, which offer real-time performance capture for virtual cameras, character puppeteering, and virtual lighting tools. Demonstrated publicly for the first time at SIGGRAPH 2012, actors used five individual Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Move controllers concurrently to capture and play back live performance in real-time using LightWave 11.5 Virtual Studio Tools.
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LightWave 3D Group Brings Real-Time Virtual Production Tools to Everyone
Industry-first real-time performance and data capture with Playstation Move device in LightWave 11.5 demonstrated at SIGGRAPH 2012; additional virtual studio tools in development
The LightWave® 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today it is making virtual production available to everyone with LightWave® 11.5’s Virtual Studio Tools, which offer real-time performance capture for virtual cameras, character puppeteering, and virtual lighting tools. Demonstrated publicly for the first time at SIGGRAPH 2012, actors used five individual Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Move controllers concurrently to capture and play back live performance in real-time using LightWave 11.5 Virtual Studio Tools.
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Grant Anderson Appointed Executive Director Of Sony 3D Technology Center
Sony Pictures Stereographer to Lead Industry Education and Collaboration on 3D Productions
Sony Pictures Technologies has tapped Grant Anderson as the new Executive Director of the “Sony 3D Technology Center,” located at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. The announcement was made by Chris Cookson, President, Sony Pictures Technologies and Chief Officer of the Sony 3D Technology Center, Sony Corporation of America, and Toshino Yuhaku, Senior Vice President, Corporate Alliances, Sony Pictures Entertainment.
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Autodesk, Lightstorm Entertainment and Weta Digital Drive Virtual Production Forward
Leaders in Virtual Production Collaborate to Develop Next-Generation of the Technology Behind James Cameron’s “Avatar” Movie
Autodesk, Inc., (NADSAQ: ADSK) has partnered with Lightstorm Entertainment and Weta Digital to develop the next generation of virtual production technology for the motion picture industry.
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NewTek Announces the LightWave 3D Group – Names Rob Powers Group President
New dedicated business division will accelerate product growth worldwide through advanced software development, strategic partnerships and targeted sales and marketing initiatives
NewTek announced today the creation of the LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., based in Burbank, Calif. The new division will focus on delivering visualization and 3D products for a range of industries—from architecture, computer-aided design and product development to advertising, game development and feature films. NewTek also announced former NewTek VP and Head of 3D Development Rob Powers has been promoted to president of the LightWave 3D Group. Powers will leverage his extensive experience in the visual effects and film production industries to accelerate growth worldwide for the LightWave 3D Group with new product offerings, strategic partnerships, and targeted sales and marketing initiatives.
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Avatar colorist Skip Kimball joins Technicolor
Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH) today announced the hiring of Skip Kimball, who will be joining the team of theatrical colorists at Technicolor. Kimball will be working from Technicolor’s Hollywood facilities, and joins the company from his position at Modern Videofilm. Kimball is most widely known from his work on director James Cameron’s mega-hit, Avatar – the highest-grossing film in motion picture history and the recipient of the Academy Award for Achievement in Cinematography to which Kimball contributed.
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Gnarlynow Entertainment, Walking West Entertainment Unveil Feature and Feature Doc on the Life Story of Ed "Iron Man" Kretz
Bryan H. Carroll Helms Doc Based on Motorcycle Legend's Sweeping Life
Gnarlynow Entertainment will co-produce, along with Walking West Entertainment, the dramatic story of Ed "Iron Man" Kretz, the motorcycle racer who became a legend for his heroic and often death-defying races. A Southern California native, Kretz' awe-inspiring career began in the 1930's and carried through the 1950's. His popularity helped establish motorcycle racing as a bona fide sport. Kretz's career unfolded against the background of a compelling love story that played out alongside this dangerous and nascent sport. His legacy continued with his son, Ed Kretz Jr., who also drew attention to the sport, setting records and carrying on his father's passion for motorcycle racing.
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LA.B. Signs Director Adam Cameron
Los Angeles-based LA.B Film & Content signs director Adam Cameron for U.S. commercial representation. Cameron’s offbeat humor has been seen in dialogue-driven spots for such notable clients as Subway, AXE, Toyota, Mobil, Dunkin’ Donuts and Time Warner for top agencies including McCann Erickson, EuroRSCG, Mullen, GlobalHue and Kaplan Thaler Group. Coming to LA.B from Great Guns, Cameron’s most recent work includes a witty campaign for Lebron James’ new Home Court furniture line out of Mullen, Boston and doc-inspired spot for Movistar boasting the nontraditional goal celebration routines of an Icelandic soccer team in “St. Jarnan” out of DDB Madrid.
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ARRI Hosts VFX Legends for Special Event in Munich
News: ARRI Hosts VFX Legends for Special Event in MunichOn Monday 14th May ARRI played host to two legendary names from the world of cinematic visual effects – Douglas Trumbull and Rob Legato. Both of the special guests held meetings with ARRI about future technologies and also gave presentations to an enthusiastic audience at the ARRI cinema in Munich.
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Titanic 3D: CLIPSTER®, FUZE provide James Cameron with a seamless means to monitor stereo conversion
News: Titanic 3D: CLIPSTER®, FUZE provide James Cameron with a seamless means to monitor stereo conversionLightstorm Entertainment uses multiple CLIPSTER/FUZE digital cinema mastering systems in Los Angeles, Malibu and Sydney to playback and review uncompressed stereo media with unprecedented speed and flexibility.
Before sailing back into theaters, newly and spectacularly rendered in 3D, Titanic went through final inspection via leading edge digital mastering and stereoscopic technology from DVS. Director James Cameron and his team from Lightstorm Entertainment used DVS’s CLIPSTER® and FUZE systems to review scenes from the movie in stereo as it was undergoing the 3D conversion process. CLIPSTER and FUZE facilitated the playback of uncompressed (2K) media in stereo allowing Cameron to view the film on a big screen in precisely the same form as audiences will see it in cinemas.
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Visual Effects Studio Evil Eye Pictures Part of the Super Hero Team Behind Marvel’s The Avengers
News: Visual Effects Studio Evil Eye Pictures Part of the Super Hero Team Behind Marvel’s The AvengersEvil Eye Pictures has contributed nearly 200 visual effects shots for the highly anticipated motion picture event Marvel’s The Avengers directed by Joss Whedon. Opening nationwide May 4th, the film unveils the Super Hero team-up of a lifetime.
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Keanu Reeves’ "Man Of Tai Chi" Employs Codex/Arriraw Workflow
Codex digital recorders and image processing technology are being used in the production of "Man of Tai Chi", currently shooting in China.
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2D to 3D Conversion of "TITANIC" to be Featured in Creative Master Series at 2012 NAB Show in Las Vegas
Marquee Session with Jon Landau, Academy Award® Winning Producer of TITANIC, and William Sherak, President of Stereo D.
Jon Landau, Academy Award® winning Producer ofTITANIC, and William Sherak, President of Stereo D, will share with 2012 NAB Show attendees onMonday, April 16, how the 2D to 3D conversion of TITANIC was achieved.
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“ J. Edgar” and “Glee” Take Top Awards from the SOC
News: “ J. Edgar” and “Glee” Take Top Awards from the SOCStephen Campanelli, SOC and Andrew Mitchell, SOC claimed top honors in the two competitive categories at the 2012 Society of Camera Operators (SOC) Annual Lifetime Achievement Awards celebration in the Leonard H. Goldenson Theater at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
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NewTek Congratulates 69th Golden Globe Winner "The Adventures of Tintin"
The 69th Golden Globe awards have been announced and Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s The Adventures of Tintin was a resounding winner for Best Animated Feature Film. NewTek would like to congratulate Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, and the entire crew for their win of the acclaimed award.
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NewTek Honors Emmy® Winning Visual Effects Artists at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Actor Jeri Ryan and special guest Dick Van Dyke join industry icons and VFX artists on November 10, 2011 to celebrate amazing work created by NewTek LightWave™ artists
NewTek, a worldwide leader of 3D animation and video products, announced today Emmy® winning, NewTek LightWave 3D® visual effects artists will be honored at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in Hollywood on Thursday, November 10, 2011. Actor Jeri Ryan, having achieved cult status early in her career as the character Seven of Nine in the hit series, “Star Trek: Voyager,” will host the evening. She will be joined by special guest, Dick Van Dyke, to celebrate the numerous Primetime Emmy Award-winning visual effects created with LightWave 3D software.
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O.D. Welch Named Chief Operating Officer at Cameron | Pace Group
News: O.D. Welch Named Chief Operating Officer at Cameron | Pace GroupVeteran Industry Exec Brings Wealth of Experience Growing Media & Entertainment Companies
James Cameron and Vince Pace, Co-Chairmen of CAMERON | PACE Group (CPG) announced today that industry veteran O.D. Welch has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. Based out of the company’s Burbank headquarters, Welch will be responsible for leading CPG’s global expansion, focusing on strategic planning and execution, international business development, and worldwide operations of the group.
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Framestore Integrates IKinema into its Motion Capture Pipeline
News: Framestore Integrates IKinema into its Motion Capture PipelineNew Plug-in Enables Users to Create or Retarget Data Inside Maya in Real-time
Bringing a new age of motion capture processing to the industry, IKinema™ LTD announced today that the leading VFX house in London, Framestore, has incorporated IKinema technology into its motion capture production pipeline. Chosen for its powerful, fast and remarkably controllable design, IKinema’s inverse kinematics (IK) solver is now the key motion capture solving and retargeting tool that Framestore uses to create special effects and animation for both its broadcast and VFX projects.
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ARRI announces working ALEXA M and Studio prototypes
ARRI comes to IBC 2011 with the development of its ALEXA camera system in full swing. The two new models promised at NAB earlier this year - the ALEXA M and ALEXA Studio - are now in an advanced state of readiness, with working prototypes shared between the IBC show floor and high-profile industry leaders.
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ARRI ships first ALEXA M units to CAMERON | PACE Group
The ALEXA M camera program has achieved its first major schedule milestone, with production prototypes of the ALEXA M starting to ship to James Cameron and Vince Pace, Co-Chairmen of CAMERON | PACE Group (CPG), the industry leader in 3D technologies and production services from slate to screen. CPG announced a strategic collaboration with ARRI at NAB 2011.
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James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment Chooses MBS Media Campus as New Home
Long-Term Lease Comprises 115,000 Square Feet of Sound Stages and Attached Office Space at High-Tech, Eco-Friendly MBS Media Campus
It was officially announced today that James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment has signed a long term lease agreement to take more than 115,000 square feet of sound stage and production office space at MBS Media Campus, the state-of-the-art production lot in Manhattan Beach owned by the Carlyle Group and managed by Raleigh Studios.
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Hollywood Helps Alabama Tornado Relief (@HHAlabamaTR) LIVE 4hr Webcast
Alabama was devastated with tornadoes on April 27, 2011, the deadliest "tornado day" in the United States since 1925. The storm footage in Tuscaloosa had people glued to their TV's, but so many areas around the state were hit almost as hard and are still in shambles. As the weeks have passed, total destruction of entire neighborhoods is still visible. Market shelves have been bare and many across the state are still without power.
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ARRI and CAMERON – PACE Group Cooperate in 3D Market Development
ARRI is proud to extend its relationship with the CAMERON - PACE Group (CPG) by announcing a cooperative partnership in the development of the ALEXA M camera system, due for first concept showing at the NAB Show 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since the launch of the ALEXA digital camera in June 2010, leading directors and cinematographers have adopted the camera as the most sophisticated solution for digital cinematography.
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Motionographer’s F5 Fest Announces Final Batch of Speakers
Mark Romanek, Neil Huxley, Adam Bly , Tanya Morgan & PressPausePlay Join Two-Day Creativity Conference, along with RE:VISION Gallery & the RE:PLAY Film Festival
(New York, New York--April 4, 2011) -F5, the biennial creativity festival presented by Motionographer that returns to the historic Roseland Ballroom in New York City April 15-16, 2011, has unveiled even more speakers and announced the final event schedule! F5 encompasses two days of talks, presentations and performances exploring the intersection of art, design and entertainment. This year’s theme, “Happy F5,” celebrates F5’s birthday (the first event was held in 2009) with inspiring, optimistic messages that foster creative collisions.
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Neil Huxley Boards Mothership and Digital Domain as Creative Director
News: Neil Huxley Boards Mothership and Digital Domain as Creative DirectorDigital Domain's hybrid production company Mothership announced that Neil Huxley has joined as creative director. An experienced designer, digital artist and director, Huxley will work across advertising, games marketing, films and all media at Mothership and Digital Domain.
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Encore Hollywood Hires Mark Intravartolo
Multi-talented VFX Artist Joins Encore's Growing Talent Roster
Encore Hollywood is pleased to announce the addition of Mark Intravartolo as Senior Inferno Artist of the company's visual effects department. Intravartolo comes from Prime Focus' Post Logic facility as creative director, North America/senior Inferno artist, where he worked on such projects as director Zack Snyder's upcoming feature, "Sucker Punch," as well as the "CSI" and "Law & Order" franchises.
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ATTO Technology – A Leader in High Performance Storage Connectivity for the Media and Entertainment Market
Showcasing Storage Solutions at Createasphere 2010
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, will be showcasing its extensive line of storage connectivity products for demanding digital media applications at the Createasphere conference and exposition.
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Stan Winston Family And Gnomon Join Forces To Establish Stan Winston School Of Character Arts
Renowned Winston Protégés to Provide Specialized Training on Techniques Learned from Legendary Creature Effects Pioneer
Gnomon School of Visual Effects, the industry leader in professional training for artists in the entertainment and design field, today revealed that it is partnering with the family of the late character creator and effects visionary, Stan Winston, to establish the Stan Winston School of Character Arts.
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PhaseSpace Joins The Studio at SIGGRAPH 2010
Inviting New Artists to Experience the State of the Art in CG Content Creation
PhaseSpace Inc. is inviting SIGGRAPH attendees to step into the shoes of filmmaking luminaries such as James Cameron and Robert Zemeckis, directing actors and guiding the action through a virtual camera using state-of-the-art optical motion-capture technology.
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OptiTrack's Insight VCS Brings "Avatar" Magic to Every Studio
Optical Virtual Camera System Enables Live-action Camera Work for CG Filmmaking at a Competitive Price; Compatible with all Optical Motion Capture Systems
Filmmakers and game cinematographers are increasingly turning to real-time virtual production technologies to blend real-world tools with their virtual world.
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Visual Effects Society Student Winner uses Autodesk Software to Bring Inspiration Alive
Autodesk Maya Software Helps Student Create Compelling Film about the Environment
In an effort to inspire and equip students to create film projects that exceed their goals, Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), a world leader in 2D and 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, sponsored the Visual Effects Society (VES) Second annual award for "Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project".
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"Avatar" Recognized with 2010 Academy Awards® for Best Visual Effects and Best Art Direction
The "Avatar" Virtual Art Department used NewTek LightWave 3D® to create Pandoras virtual environments
NewTek, manufacturer of industry-leading 3D animation and video products, today congratulated the "Avatar" Virtual Art Department (VAD) team for their role in helping "Avatar" win the 2010 Academy® Awards for Best Visual Effects and Best Art Direction.
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Oscar® Winners "Avatar", "The Hurt Locker" and "Logorama" Benefit from Autodesk Technology
Autodesk Congratulates the 82nd Annual Academy Award® Winners and Nominees
For the 15th consecutive year, every Oscar®-winning movie for Best Visual Effects was created with the help of filmmaking tools from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK). Autodesk Digital Entertainment Creation software was also used to help shape this year's nominees and winners for Achievement in Cinematography, Best Animated Feature Film and Best Animated Short Film.
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SAN Solutions' New ArtiSAN Storage Platform Gives 'Avatar' Sound Design, Edit, and Mixing Team Fast, Convenient Shared Media Access
Compact High-Performance ArtiSAN Adds Efficiency to Audio Post Workflow at Pandora Film Services
SAN Solutions, Inc., a media infrastructure company that provides storage and application platforms to the media and entertainment markets, today announced that its ArtiSAN Storage Platform was used to support sound design, editing, and mixing for James Cameron's big-screen sensation, "Avatar."
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Bluebolt VFX Facility Announces First Projects And Appointment Of David Jeffers As Chairman
Independent VFX post-production facility BlueBolt has announced its first projects and the appointment of David Jeffers as company chairman.
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"Avatar": Autodesk Software Core to Realization of James Cameron's Creative Vision
Digital Entertainment Creation Software Enabled Cameron to Direct Computer-Generated and Live Actors in Real Time
From start to finish, software from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), played a pivotal role in helping James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment pioneer new methods of virtual moviemaking, for Cameron's history-making motion picture "Avatar."
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Offhollywood Supplies Director James Lima With Latest RED™ Camera Gear for New LOVE Magazine Fashion Film
"THE LOVE THING" Unites Lima's Leading Filmmaking Vision, Katie Grand's High-Fashion Editorial Eye, and the Latest Technical Innovation From RED™
Leading digital cinema company Offhollywood today announced that it supplied the newly released RED™ Mysterium X™ for the short high-fashion film "THE LOVE THING," LOVE Magazine's first commercial, designed and directed by James Lima at the invitation of LOVE Editor-in-Chief Katie Grand.
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2009 best year ever for Barco's digital cinema business
Digital cinema pioneer Barco announced that 2009 has been a record year for its digital cinema business, with a very significant growth of more than 100% in sales, orders and production capacity. By the end of 2009, Barco had reached a total install base of 6500 projectors worldwide.
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Prime Focus Completes 90 VFX Shots for 'How Earth Made Us'
Prime Focus has completed over 90 VFX shots for the BBC's new 5 x 60m HD series "How Earth Made Us." The program explores how geology, geography and climate have influenced and continue to shape human history. Each episode examines a different force, including the effects of deep earth, wind, fire and water.
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The Third Floor Turns to StudioGPU MachStudio Pro to Streamline Digital Previsualization
Leading Hollywood Film and Games Studio Integrates Real-Time 3D Workflow and Rendering to Meet 3D and Stereoscopic 3D Production Challenges
As more movies, television shows and games move toward the total Stereoscopic 3D (S3D) experience, S3D is generating unprecedented excitement and interest at the 2010 International CES in Las Vegas this week.
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Modern Videofilm Uses Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve on James Cameron's Avatar
News: Modern Videofilm Uses Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve on James Cameron's AvatarBlackmagic Design Inc. today announced that Modern Videofilm Inc. used four Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve systems for color grading and full 3D stereoscopic effects for James Cameron’s latest motion picture, Avatar.
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"Avatar" DP Vince Pace Relies on Fujinon Lenses
Writer, Director and Producer James Cameron, and Vince Pace, DP, Co-inventor of the Fusion 3D camera system, and founder of PACE, chose Fujinon lenses for production of the ground breaking 3D epic feature "Avatar", released December 18th.
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Quantel Pablo helps Modern VideoFilm finish 'Avatar'
"We could not have done this movie without Pablo."
Leading US West Coast facility Modern VideoFilm is nearing completion of all the finishing work for James Cameron's forthcoming Stereo3D film 'Avatar'. Every frame of the film as well as all the trailers and promotions have passed through Modern's pipeline, which includes three Quantel Pablo Stereo3D systems.
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MTBS-TV Launched...In 3D!
Founded in 2007, “Meant to be Seen” has earned a strong reputation for advocating and being a catalyst for stereoscopic 3D gaming. So much so, it has become the largest S-3D gaming website in existence.
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FOR-A Salutes 'The Met: Live in HD'
Winner Of The 2009 IBC International Honour Of Excellence Award
FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, applauds New York City’s Metropolitan Opera, which won the IBC’s highest award, the International Honour of Excellence for its broadcasts of “The Met: Live in HD.”
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Panasonic and Twentieth Century Fox Team For Global Promotion of James Cameron's AVATAR
Panasonic Contributes to Creation of Highly Anticipated Hollywood Release
Panasonic Corporation today announced collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Lightstorm Entertainment on the global promotion of James Cameron's AVATAR. As the film's exclusive audio visual partner, Panasonic has provided some of its latest AV technology products to help create the eagerly awaited film which will debut in theaters worldwide on December 18 in both 2D and 3D. Through this collaboration, Panasonic will add momentum to its ongoing efforts to promote its industry-leading Full HD 3D technology to consumers.
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Veteran Cinematographer Steven Poster Shoots ‘Tap Dreams,’ Dance Documentary, With Panasonic’s AG-HPX300 P2 HD Camcorders
Celebrated Director of Photography Steven Poster recently shot two pilot segments of a dance-centric documentary, 'Tap Dreams', with Panasonic’s new AG-HPX300 P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorders.
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Gradient Effects Earns MTV Music Video Award Nomination for Special Effects On Gnarls Barkley Clip
Trio of nominations for Chris Milk-directed “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul” includes Breakthrough Video and Art Direction Categories
FX studio Gradient Effects created the tragic central CG character and the visual effects in Gnarls Barkley’s “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul,” which has earned an MTV Music Video Award nomination for best special effects.
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WETA Digital Integrates Tweak Software's RV
Open Architecture, Customizability and Stereo Playback Encourages Facility-Wide Adoption of RV Playback Software
Tweak Software, developers of RV, the image and sequence viewer for animation and visual effects, adds WETA Digital, the New Zealand-based Academy Award-winning visual effects house, to its long list of leading VFX industry clientele.
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'Transformers,' 'Star Trek,' 'Terminator' and 'Harry Potter': ILM Delivers Visual Effects Magic With Autodesk Software
Academy Award-winning visual effects house Industrial, Light & Magic (ILM) relied on Autodesk, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: ADSK) digital entertainment software to create thousands of visual effects shots for this summer's hottest movies, including "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," "Terminator Salvation" and "Star Trek."
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Dimension 3 2009 – The Essential Forum For 3D Markets
Dimension 3, the world's leading festival for professionals involved in 3D stereoscopic production, post and display, will take place in Paris, France, from 2 – 4 June 2009.
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AJA Io HD Helps Horror Meet Comedy for Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE
For “Horror Meets Comedy,” a series of six short pilot films commissioned by Microsoft for Xbox LIVE, online director John Clisham joined a group of a-list and up-and-coming horror directors that included James Wan of “Saw,” Andrew Douglas of "The Amityville Horror" remake and David Slade of "30 Days of Night."
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Oscar Nominated and BAFTA Winning Les Ekker Named Creative Director at Zoic Studios
Academy Award nominee Les Ekker has joined Zoic Studios as Creative Director of the commercial division. This unique position includes directing, on and off set visual effects supervision, visual effects design and mentoring.
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Anonymous' Kosinski and T.A.G. Collaborate For GOW 2 Last Day
High-end conceptual director Joe Kosinski of Anonymous Content has once again helmed a monumental trailer for the second coming of Xbox 360's blockbuster game Gears of War 2 via San Francisco-based T.A.G. Despite the violent world in which they live, the soldiers are humanized in this :60, titled Last Day, touching on the solitude in a complicated life of war.
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Perspective Studios Opens Animation and Motion Capture Studios in Los Angeles
Company Expands with Full-Service Motion Capture in Santa Monica and a Growing Slate of Production Partnerships and Original IP
Perspective Studios, a leading creator of animation and motion capture for feature film, television, commercials and video games, announced today the opening of a West Coast studio in Santa Monica, California.
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Original Film Adds Four Directors
Directors Ben Orisich, Brendan Williams, Tim Gibbs and EJ Foerster Join Production Company
Original Film, the commercial/entertainment production company led by Executive Producers Bruce Mellon, Jeff Devlin and Joe Piccirllo, has signed four diverse directing talents -- noted Australian shooters Brendan Williams and Tim Gibbs; EJ Foerster, known for his ad and feature film second unit work; and up-and-comer Ben Orisich.
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Stan Winston VFX pioneer, dies of cancer at 62
Stan Winston, the four-time Oscar® winning creator of special effects for Jurassic Park and other films, died at home of cancer in Malibu, California at age 62. He was attended by family during his final hours as he lost his seven year battle with multiple myeloma.
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Zoic Meets Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Award-Winning Company Lends VFX Talent To Fox Hit Show
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News: 'Meant to be Seen
Coverage of Hollywood & Games Summit and Dimension-3 Expo
'Meant to be Seen' has again added to its membership benefits by releasing its first online newsletter.
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News: Cake Editorial Launches Pi
New Design/Visual Effects Division
Cake Editorial, the leading editorial/post boutique founded by President/Executive Producer Tatiana Derovanessian specializing in advertising, multimedia, television/feature films and music video, has launched Pi - a new visual effects, graphic design and 2D/3D animation division led by Creative Director Josh Kirschenbaum.
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News: Adobe Reveals Creative Suite 3 Production Premium
Cross Platform Suite Integrates Video Editing, Audio, Effects, Graphics and Multimedia Tools
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 Production Premium software, a complete integrated post-production solution. Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium offers unprecedented levels of integration across major new releases of its video, audio and web software, including Adobe After Effects® CS3 Professional, Adobe Premiere® Pro CS3, Adobe Encore® CS3, Adobe Photoshop® CS3 Extended (see separate release), Adobe Illustrator® CS3, Adobe Flash® CS3 Professional, and Adobe® Soundbooth™ CS3. Now post-production and rich media professionals have a complete, cross-platform, integrated workflow that enables them to create and deliver visually innovative projects for film, broadcast, web, DVD, and mobile devices.
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News: Award-Winning VFX Supervisor Jim Lima Joins Zoic Studios
Company's Visual Evolution Includes Addition of Powerhouse Talent
Citing a shared desire to push the limits of visual effects storytelling, Visual Effects Supervisor Jim Lima has joined the team at Zoic Studios. Lima is known for a unique approach to visual effects that combines art direction and visual effects to create innovative visual storytelling.
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News: NewTek
LightWave® first to give digital content creators the advantage of new processor innovations
NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading 3D animation and video products, announced today the optimization of their Emmy ® Award-winning LightWave 3D ® for multi- core processor systems. Following NewTek’s industry first 64-bit beta announcement, LightWave 3D is leading the industry again as the first professional 3D graphics application to provide optimization and support for multi-core technology. Native multi-core support will be included in the upcoming 8.3 release of LightWave 3D.
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