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Rodeo FX Wins Emmy Award for VFX on Game of Thrones
News: Rodeo FX Wins Emmy Award for VFX on Game of ThronesRodeo FX was rewarded with a prestigious Emmy Award for its contribution to the visual effects on Game of Thrones. Acting as one of the main VFX vendors on the series, the Montreal-based company created a total of 150 visual effects shots for the 4th season of HBO’s most popular show of all time.
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"When The Game Stands Tall" with Pixel Magic
Lafayette, LA, August 22, 2014...Pixel Magic announced that it produced all of the visual effects for Mandalay Picture's "When The Game Stands Tall". The movie opens on August 22, 2014.
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Sony Pictures Imageworks Teams up with Marvel Studios on MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
News: Sony Pictures Imageworks Teams up with Marvel Studios on MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXYSelect VFX Sequences Completed at Imageworks
The onscreen universe of Marvel Studios’ August 1st release Guardians of the Galaxy appeared more expansive, immersive and complex, thanks in part to the collaborative efforts of Sony Pictures Imageworks—the Academy Award® winning visual effects and digital character animation company—which completed 88 shots for the film while working in tandem with lead VFX facility MPC.
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The Blackbird Academy Studio Engineering Program Integrates Roland’s Personal Mixing System
News: The Blackbird Academy Studio Engineering Program Integrates Roland’s Personal Mixing SystemThe Blackbird Academy, a premier Studio and Live Sound Engineering School, has recently installed and integrated the Roland M-48 Personal Mixing System into their program. The Academy’s unique “hands-on” approach curriculum provide students access to world-famous Blackbird Studio gear and engineers.
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Mixamo Animations Now Available in Unreal Engine 4 Marketplace
News: Mixamo Animations Now Available in Unreal Engine 4 MarketplaceFree, Ready-Made Animations Let Unreal Engine Developers Get Their 3D Characters Moving in Minutes
Mixamo, Inc announced today that it has made a number of popular animations from its massive animation collection available in Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 Marketplace. These Mixamo animations are optimized for use in Unreal Engine 4.3, are available at no additional charge to game developers with an Unreal Engine 4 subscription, and are ready for use in the popular game engine. The animations are available starting today, July 31, 2014.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Battles Whitewater Rapids In Browns Canyon With Grit & Thistle Film Company
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Battles Whitewater Rapids In Browns Canyon With Grit & Thistle Film CompanyCompass 20 Tripod System Assists Film Company in Shooting Veterans Expeditions Documentary
When Grit & Thistle Film Company went on a wild adventure, battling whitewater rapids to shoot a documentary for the non-profit organization Veterans Expeditions, Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, stood steady against the waves, providing the company with a Compass 20 Solo 75 3-Stage Carbon Fibre System to help them successfully shoot the project.
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ALMA MATER Creates Hilarious Main-On-End Title Sequence For “22 Jump Street”
News: ALMA MATER Creates Hilarious Main-On-End Title Sequence For “22 Jump Street”Visual studio ALMA MATER recently collaborated with "22 Jump Street" directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller on the closing credits for the action-comedy starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. The Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures film, which is now playing in theaters nationwide, had the second-best opening weekend for an R-rated comedy of all time.
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PlayBox Technology powers TVPool Thailand's new DTV channels
News: PlayBox Technology powers TVPool Thailand's new DTV channelsThai broadcaster TV Pool has upgraded its PlayBox Technology transmission control and playout system to allow high-definition delivery of Thai TV (Channel 17) on the country's terrestrial digital television platform. Three additional channels also received new HD playout systems. Currently transmitting in SD, Thai TV (Channel 27) and Loca TV (Channel 15 and Channel 25) can start transmitting in high definition whenever necessary. The system is located at TV Pool's headquarters in Bangkok.
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Mastering Engineer Eric Boulanger Extolls the Benefits of SADiE's New Mastering Toolkit
News: Mastering Engineer Eric Boulanger Extolls the Benefits of SADiE's New Mastering ToolkitBoulanger Says He is Amazed by The Time Savings He has Achieve Using this New Version of SADiE's Popular SADiE 6 Software.
The new mastering features that SADiE has incorporated into its popular SADiE 6 editing and production software have been hailed as a major improvement by internationally acclaimed mastering engineer Eric Boulanger – not least because they are saving him an enormous amount of time.
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Sun Valley Community Church Relies On FOR-A Video Switchers
News: Sun Valley Community Church Relies On FOR-A Video SwitchersWhen Arizona-based Sun Valley Community Church made the jump from SD to HD production in its Gilbert campus three years ago, the house of worship began using FOR-A’s HVS-300HS video switcher. Last fall, the church was faced with the decision of purchasing a new switcher for its nearby location in Tempe. Pleased with the ease of use and performance delivered by its FOR-A switcher, Sun Valley chose another FOR-A switcher to get the job done – the HVS-XT100. The house of worship has been successfully using its HVS-XT100 portable video switcher since September 2013.
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No Faults in Communication - Australian software cineSync and the recent Fox hit "The Fault In Our Stars."
News: No Faults in Communication - Australian software cineSync and the recent Fox hit "The Fault In Our Stars.""The Fault In Our Stars," a relatively low budget romantic drama from director Josh Boone has had spectacular recent success, opening to a $48 million first weekend in the US and sweeping all before it.
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Autodesk Announces Maya LT 2015 Extension 1
News: Autodesk Announces Maya LT 2015 Extension 1Today Autodesk announced the first extension release for Maya LT 2015. The update enhances the animation experience for professional indie game makers by allowing artists to create more elaborate characters and environmental objects. The animation export tool gives artists a completely new method of exporting multiple animations per FBX file, making it easier to get animated content into a game engine, while set driven key and utility nodes help artists better control the relationships between objects in a scene.
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“The Wolf of Wall Street” Oscar®-Winning Sound Editors Return to Manhattan for "Sight, Sound & Story"
Eugene Gearty, Phil Stockton and Sam Miille gather at MEWShop’s 'Sight, Sound & Story" event on June 14th for the MPSE SoundShow NY, sponsored by Audio Network
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, will be hosting the Oscar®-winning sound editors behind blockbusters hits such as “Hugo,” “The Departed,” “Shutter Island” and, most recently, “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Joining MEWShop for the popular event "Sight, Sound & Story" on June 14th, Eugene Gearty, Phil Stockton and Sam Miille will present the MPSE SoundShow NY panel “‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Soundscape From Production Audio to Final Mix,’ moderated by sound editor and designer Pam DeMetrius-Thomas and sponsored by Audio Network.
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Pixel Magic Effects Help Crack The Case In "22 Jump Street"
Pixel Magic announced it recently completed over 100 visual effects shots for Sony Pictures Entertainment's feature "22 Jump Street", a sequel to the 2012 hit movie, "21 Jump Street".
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Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The Board
News:  Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The BoardEdlund Completes Flagship VFX Sequences for NBC’s Crossbones Series Using Devil & Demon Super-Fast Computing
The Devil & Demon Strategy, manufacturer of super-fast computers for everyone, announced today that renowned visual effects (VFX) creator, Richard Edlund, has joined its board of directors. The winner of seven Academy Awards, Edlund brings a depth and breadth of experience in motion picture and high-end television VFX to the company, and will consult on the development of the Devil and Demon product line to meet the needs of digital artists and studios in entertainment imaging worldwide.
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Michael Kahn, A.C.E., Headlines Manhattan Edit Workshop’s Distinguished Sight, Sound & Story Event This June; HP and Intel® Join as Panel Sponsors
Academy Award®-Winning Editor Michael Kahn, A.C.E., joins Bobbie O’Steen to Discuss His Illustrious Filmmaking Career In The Premier Panel, Sponsored by HP and Intel®
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has announced exciting new updates to its annual "Sight, Sound & Story" event, which returns to Manhattan on June 14, 2014. Headlining the one-day event is Academy Award®-winning editor Michael Kahn, A.C.E., who will join author and film historian Bobbie O’Steen for the premier panel, “Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen.” Sponsored by HP and Intel®, this in-depth session will explore Michael’s legendary and eclectic career – from his early work in television through his 34-year collaboration with director Steven Spielberg.
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Stardust Welcomes Creative Director Sean Starkweather To Integrated Production & Design Firm
News: Stardust Welcomes Creative Director Sean Starkweather To Integrated Production & Design FirmStardust, the bicoastal integrated production and design firm, has welcomed Creative Director Sean Starkweather to the company’s team. Starkweather was the creative lead talent on the company’s newest round of work for Samsung and Cheil Worldwide and the Galaxy S5 phone.
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Shade VFX Signs Leading VFX Supervisor Everett Burrell
News: Shade VFX Signs Leading VFX Supervisor Everett BurrellShade Completes Work on "Chef," "Amazing Spider-Man 2" And "Million Dollar Arm"
Bryan Godwin, CEO shade VFX, announced today that leading Visual Effects Supervisor Everett Burrell will join shade VFX on May 21st. Burrell will work on both feature film and television projects in both of shade’s locations -- Los Angeles and New York. Burrell departs LOOK Effects to join shade’s management team of Vice President/Executive Producer David Van Dyke and Business Development Executive Lisa Maher and will report to Godwin, shade’s Founder, Owner and Visual Effects Supervisor.
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Sound Comes to Hollywood
News: Sound Comes to HollywoodSome of the First Talkies Were Produced at Hollywood Center Studios in the 1920s.
The 1927 Warner Bros. film "The Jazz Singer" is widely credited with ushering in the era of movie sound. Although not the first Hollywood picture to feature sound—that honor goes to "Don Juan," released a year earlier—it was the first to include synchronized dialogue and its enormous success touched off a mad dash among movie studios and production companies to jump on the talkie bandwagon.
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Legends of Storytelling Gather Once Again in Manhattan for the Filmmaking Event of the Year: "Sight, Sound & Story"
Three-time Academy Award-Winner Michael Kahn Joins This Year’s Lineup of Celebrated Artists, Editors and Filmmakers
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, today announced the all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for its special one-day event, "Sight, Sound & Story," held on June 14, 2014 at the French Institute in mid-town Manhattan. “Sight, Sound & Story" is one of the few events that brings together the community to celebrate the art of post-production.
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PlayBox Technology Introduces Enhanced Airbox Playout and Streaming Automation Server
See PlayBox Technology on booth N5434, NAB 2014, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 7-10
PlayBox Technology has chosen NAB 2014 as the launch venue for the latest version of its AirBox universal playout and streaming automation server.
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MEWShop Announces New Mac OS X Mavericks Support Essentials Workshop
Learn How to Effectively Navigate OS X While Discovering the Secret Tips and Tricks of the Trade; Receive Preparation and Training Needed to Become Apple Certified
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, recently announced the new Mac OS X Mavericks Support Essentials workshop. Ideal for personnel using Mac products and those looking to more effectively navigate their way around the OS X Mavericks systems, this three-day course provides an in-depth exploration of troubleshooting on OS S Mavericks. It is designed to give students a tour of the breadth and depth of OS X Mavericks as well as the best methods for effectively supporting users of OS X Mavericks systems. A combination of lectures and hands-on exercises, the workshop is specifically designed to provide real-world experience and learning.
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Technicolor Launches Creative District, an Online Professional Network for Filmmakers and Creative Professionals to Collaborate and #Createmore
Creative District Offers Grants in Support of Worthy Projects Profiled on its Network
Creative District, a venture backed by Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH; OTCQX: TCLRY), launches today an online professional network for filmmakers and other creative professionals to connect, collaborate, display and develop their projects. The platform offers creatives a new networking experience to establish and maintain valuable professional relationships online. Whether users are looking to hire a team, get feedback on their project, or acquire the right gear or location, Creative District is designed to connect them to the right people at the right time to get their projects done.
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How to Speed Up Your Video Workflow with Adobe Creative Cloud and NVIDIA GPUs
As a creative video editing pro, you want to focus on creating content that amazes the audience, makes your clients come back for more, and inspires your creative peers.
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Manhattan Edit Workshop Hosts Free Open House on March 19th
Join New York’s Premier Post-Production Training Facility to Learn More About Courses in Apple, Adobe, Avid, Blackmagic and Autodesk; also Network with Industry Peers and Leaders over Food and Drinks on Wednesday, March 19th
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, will be hosting a free Open House on Wednesday, March 19th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at 119 West 23rd Street in Manhattan. Attendees to the MEWShop Open House will have the opportunity to speak with MEW instructors to learn about class offerings including Final Cut Pro® X, Media Composer® 7, Premiere Pro® CC, After Effects® CC, Autodesk Smoke® and DaVinci Resolve® 10. Josh Apter, MEWShop president and founder of The Padcaster®, will also be giving a demo of the multifunctional iPad case that enables on-the-go filmmaking, showing attendees filmmaking apps available on the iPad as well as the best accessories to use with The Padcaster.
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Philip Sheppard to perform for Audio Network during SXSW event
News: Philip Sheppard to perform for Audio Network during SXSW eventInternational music company, Audio Network is delighted to announce that Philip Sheppard is to perform at the Audio Network sponsored event The Austin Jump-Off on March 12th 2014 during South By Southwest, the largest music, film and interactive conference in the world. Philip is a prolific film and theatre composer, virtuoso cellist and pioneer of the electric cello. The event is a collaboration with Black Magnetic Records (owned by internationally renowned Music Supervisor PJ Bloom), The Cellar Music, a premier independent publishing and marketing company and CandyShop Management, a leading independent artist management firm.
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Stardust Creates The Inspirational Melo M10’S “Rise To The Moment” For Brand Jordan
News: Stardust Creates The Inspirational Melo M10’S “Rise To The Moment” For Brand JordanThe creative team at Stardust were called on by ad agency AKQA in San Francisco to help Brand Jordan completely re-define the product demo with Carmelo Anthony’s 10th Anniversary Sneaker, aptly called the “M10.” The new short film entitled “Rise to the Moment” is an inspirational piece, directed by Stardust Creative Director/Co-Owner Seth Epstein.
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Deadline’s Roots Run Deep at Whiskytree
News: Deadline’s Roots Run Deep at WhiskytreeFlexible Data Processing Solution from Thinkbox Software Accelerates VFX Studio’s Pipeline
Since its inception in 2007, Whiskytree has grown from a talented matte painting shop into a full-service CG powerhouse known for creating complex visual effects for feature films, commercials and video games. Based in San Rafael, CA, the agile company’s employee headcount generally hovers around 25 but is often scaled up as projects demand. Whiskytree’s credits include VFX-heavy blockbusters Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, Elysium, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. To deliver these stunning visuals, Whiskytree has embraced a ‘Work Smart’ ethos that emphasizes a strong hardware backend running top-notch software – including Thinkbox Software’s Deadline data and process management solution.
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Clockwork VFX Helps Toys “R” Us Win The Monster 500
News: Clockwork VFX Helps Toys “R” Us Win The Monster 500Visual Effects/Animation Studio Teams With Agency Rotter And Toy Retailer To Launch New Toy Line
Monster 500, the post-apocalyptic mega-race is on, and animation/visual effects studio Clockwork VFX is the creative winner. The studio -- led by Creative Director/Co-Founder Jason Tomlins and Executive Producer Nina Davenport – teamed with agency Rotter Creative Group,(http://rottercreativegroup.com/) New York, and Toys"R"Us to launch the new Monster 500 brand. The result is an engaging minute-long spot consisting entirely of beautifully detailed 3D animation that introduces kids to six of the ten vehicle characters in the Monster 500 family.
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iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology Accelerates Post Production Workflow For “The Boy and His Robot”
News: iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology Accelerates Post Production Workflow For “The Boy and His Robot”First-Ever Asian Mecha Live-Action and Animated Feature Film Series Leverages Markerless iPi Motion Capture Software Using Sony PS Eye Game Webcams
iPi Soft, LLC, today announced that the company’s line of markerless iPi Motion Capture technology will be used to capture all the motion in the ground-breaking live-action mecha feature film, “The Boy and His Robot (TBAHR).” Directed by Rich Ho, founder of the award-winning Singapore-based production company Richmanclub Studios, the film marks the first time iPi Motion Capture’s six Sony PS Eye gaming webcams set up was used for main actors and robot action, proprietary crowd simulation and more.
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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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PlayBox Technology to introduce ProductionAirBox at BVE 2014
News: PlayBox Technology to introduce ProductionAirBox at BVE 2014PlayBox Technology announces an addition to its ever-expanding portfolio of broadcast and production workflow solutions. ProductionAirBox will be introduced by PlayBox Technology on stand N 05 at BVE 2014 in London's ExCel exhibition centre, February 25-27.
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Live from Sundance: Adobe to stream filmmaker panel on January 17
The changing face of independent film
With today’s technologies, low budget no longer means low-quality for independent filmmakers. On January 17, 2014 Adobe will present a special panel discussion at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival where filmmakers will discuss their work, their workflows and why they believe that awe-inspiring storytelling and high production value are possible, on modest, or even micro budgets.
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Netflix Finds More Than Half of Americans Willing To Trade Their Couches For Treadmills When Binge Watching In 2014
Binge watching may be the new normal, but in 2014 a surprising number of people are willing to get off the couch for all that TV viewing. According to a recent survey among 1,000 US Internet users conducted by Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), more than 50% of respondents were willing to exercise while binge watching instead of slouching on the couch.
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Chainsaw Hires Veteran DI Colorist John Persichetti
News: Chainsaw Hires Veteran DI Colorist John PersichettiIndependent post-production facility forges strategic alliance with on-set dailies specialist Creative Science to provide turnkey post-production solutions for feature films.
Continuing to build its post production services for feature films, Chainsaw has hired John Persichetti as Senior DI Colorist. Persichetti brings more than 20 years of experience as a feature film colorist, most recently at Colorworks, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s digital intermediate facility. His credits there included "This Is the End," "The Amazing Spider-Man," "21 Jump Street" and "Hotel Transylvania." At Chainsaw, Persichetti will operate out of the company’s new, 4K digital intermediate theater. His first project will be "A Haunted House 2" for Wayan Bros. Entertainment.
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All-New Animated Overlay Sets Feature Custom Entry & Exit Motions
Digital Juice releases Animated Overlay Sets, Collection 3: Glossy Finish for instant download
Digital Juice® announced today the release of Animated Overlay Sets, Collection 3: Glossy Finish. Animated Overlay Sets are collections of matching QuickTime animation files, including dynamic Entry and Exit motions for each looping animated overlay. They are perfect for adding impact to any video production. Available as an instant download, this new collection features 10 new Animated Overlay Sets that can be used in any video or motion graphics editing application.
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Allegorithmic Introduces Substance Painter and its Revolutionary Particle-Based Brush System
News: Allegorithmic Introduces Substance Painter and its Revolutionary Particle-Based Brush SystemNext-Gen, Non-Destructive Painting Tool with Multi-Channel Texturing for 3D Assets; Open Beta Debuts in January
A jump in graphics used to mean more effort for game artists; now it’ll just be a better showcase for their skills. Introducing Allegorithmic’s Substance Painter - a patented, next-gen painting application that accurately replicates the look of age, decay and fractures virtually via a new particle-based painting system.
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Jump Studios, NVIDIA Quadro, Adobe CC and PNY Help Predict the Future of NASCAR’s Top Drivers in Compelling ESPN Teaser
High-profile “Last Chance” TV teaser uses a fortune-teller theme to amplify viewer interest in ESPN’s broadcast of the NASCAR Sprint Series Chase to the Cup finals
The cinematically styled ESPN teaser shows an exotic Tarot card reader foretelling the fates of leading NASCAR drivers as the final NASCAR Sprint Series Chase to the Cup approaches. Who will win? How will the story end? Is the answer in the cards?
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Explore the Art and Technique of Master Editors in Manhattan Edit Workshop’s New Class: “Making the Cut” With Bobbie O’Steen
Become a better editor and storyteller; analyze scenes from iconic movies with acclaimed writer and film historian Bobbie O’Steen
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, will launch a brand new film analysis class in 2014. Lead by renowned film historian and author Bobbie O’Steen, “Making the Cut” will explore the editor’s endgame decisions from inside the cutting room. Course content will be based in part on material from O’Steen’s popular books (Cut to the Chase, The Invisible Cut) and her Inside the Cutting Room event series. “I'm thrilled to be teaching a class where I dig deep into the work of master editors and, by explaining their choices, help my students become better editors and storytellers themselves,” says O’Steen.
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TTNET Turkey Adds Four Live Sports Channels Based on PlayBox Technology Channel-in-a-Box Systems
TTNET, the largest internet service provider in Turkey, has chosen a broadcast playout system from PlayBox Technology for four high-definition live sports channels at its Esentepe transmission centre in Istanbul.
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ArsenalFX Expands Post Production Team: David Carlson of Digital Domain Joins as Senior CG Generalist; Cortney Haile Promoted to Head of Operations, and Casey Conroy is Named VFX Director
News: ArsenalFX Expands Post Production Team: David Carlson of Digital Domain Joins as Senior CG Generalist; Cortney Haile Promoted to Head of Operations, and Casey Conroy is Named VFX DirectorArsenalFX, a leading Visual Effects Post Production studio specializing in high end commercial finishing, has significantly expanded and bolstered its in-house team. David Carlson has joined ArsenalFX as Senior CG Generalist, after having served as a Senior CG Generalist for many years at Digital Domain. Cortney Haile has been promoted to Head of Operations for ArsenalFX, while Casey Conroy has joined the company as VFX Director. The announcements were made today by ArsenalFX Executive Producer Ashley Hydrick.
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Biscardi Creative Media Wraps-Up Season 3 Of Nationwide PBS Series "This American Land"
News: Biscardi Creative Media Wraps-Up Season 3 Of Nationwide PBS Series "This American Land"Biscardi Creative Media celebrates with Environment News Trust on the completion and wrap-up of Season Three of "This American Land," an original conservation series on public television stations nationwide. The series delivers engaging stories on America’s landscapes, waters and wildlife and takes viewers to the front lines of conservation, science and outdoor adventure.
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Four K Productions Launches In Los Angeles As New Producer Of Original Broadcast Content In The 4K Format
News: Four K Productions Launches In Los Angeles As New Producer Of Original Broadcast Content In The 4K FormatSlate of Original Programs Currently in Development -- Company Founder and Creative Consultants Have Decades of Experience In Motion Picture and TV Advertising, Marketing, and Promotion; Wayne Threatt is New Company’s Corporate Strategic Consultant
Four K Productions LLC has been launched in Los Angeles as a new production company specializing in the development, production, and distribution of original broadcast content shot and post-produced in the 4K/UltraHD format. The company has secured initial financial backers, and has already completed its first production, “MIX: LA.” The new company also has a slate of original programs currently in development. The announcements were made today by company Founder/President Kevin Williamson.
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Manhattan Edit Workshop Announces Production and Post-Production Conference Sessions at the Content and Communications World Expo
Power sessions include The Evolution of Digital Cameras, NLE Wars, and Blackmagic from Camera to Color, lead by superstar guest speakers Evan Schechtman , Jem Schofield (theC47), David Bigelow (GMatter) and more
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), manufacturer, authorized training provider and conference promoter for the creative community, today announced the MEWShop Production and Post-Production Conference Sessions for the upcoming Content and Communications World (CCW) Expo held on November 13th and 14th at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Part of the CCW 2013 Conference Tracks (http://ccwexpo.com/sessions_byTrack.asp), the MEWShop Production and Post-Production Conference Sessions are presented by leading filmmakers and industry experts, including @radical.media CTO and Outpost Digital President Evan Schechtman, theC47 founder Jem Schofield, shooter/editor David Bigelow of GMatter, and Ned Soltz of Digital Video. These and more creative professionals will discuss and debate emerging technologies and the impact they have in the world of production and post.
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Visual Effects Masterminds Behind “Hugo,” “Avatar” and “The Adjustment Bureau” Join Manhattan Edit Workshop for From the Cutting Room
Celebrated visual effects artists Rob Legato and Mark Russell headline MEWshop’s next installment of the popular speaker series, to be held on November 21st
Manhattan Edit Workshop, the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, announced today the return of popular series, "From the Cutting Room". The upcoming industry event, which is slated for Thursday, November 21st, will feature Rob Legato ("Hugo," "Avatar," "Shutter Island") and Mark Russell ("The Adjustment Bureau," "Doubt," "Minority Report"). The celebrated VFX duo, currently at work on the upcoming Scorsese film, "Wolf of Wall Street," starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will give attendees a behind-the-scenes look at the techniques behind creating stunning visual effects and discuss how they take full advantage of the performance and reliability of HP Z Workstations powered by Intel® Xeon® processors. The evening event, moderated by MEWShop’s Josh Apter, will take place at the famed French Institute on November 21st at 7pm.
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and VUDU Launch "VUDU Extras+," a New Interactive Movie-Watching Experience
Digital Innovation Delivers Enhanced Extras Like Scene Search and Social Media Sharing
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) and VUDU, Walmart's subscription-free video streaming service, are delivering a new, enhanced way for movie fans to experience their digital movies with VUDU Extras+. Fans can now enjoy extras they've come to love from DVD and Blu-ray titles online with additional interactive features.
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Colorflow Adds Its Color Wizardry to Lost Star Wars-Related Short “Black Angel”
News: Colorflow Adds Its Color Wizardry to Lost Star Wars-Related Short “Black Angel”Newly-restored short that originally screened with “The Empire Strikes Back” premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival.
Colorflow recently applied its color grading expertise to a newly-restored version of Black Angel, a fantasy-themed short film with a Star Wars connection that was believed lost for more than 30 years.
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Creative Editorial House KIND Launches in New York
KIND, a new creative editorial boutique, has opened in New York's Union Square district. Led by two veteran editors, Executive Producer Wendy Rosen and Senior Editor Jeremy Baumann, the shop is servicing all types of editorial projects, from short form to long form, including spots, music videos, TV, and webisodes.
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Brickyard VFX Scores Slam Dunk with Latest NBA Spot
News: Brickyard VFX Scores Slam Dunk with Latest NBA SpotBi-coastal VFX and animation studio Brickyard VFX teamed with ad agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and production company Interrogate to get fans excited for the upcoming 2013-2014 NBA season with :30 spot "Big Is On." Brickyard VFX completed visual effects for the spot, which is currently airing across the U.S. and features hoop stars Kyrie Irving, Paul George, Damian Lillard, Kemba Walker, Jrue Holiday, Gordon Hayward, Greg Monroe, Kenneth Faried, Harrison Barnes, John Wall, and Mike Conley Jr.
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Trew Audio Relies On Optocore To Streamline Audio Transport For Live, Reality TV Productions
News: Trew Audio Relies On Optocore To Streamline Audio Transport For Live, Reality TV ProductionsWhen Gary Vahling, CTO, Trew Audio, a leader in the sales, rental, and service of audio equipment for professional film and video production in a various markets, first came to the company in 2011 as its Los Angeles rentals manager, he was seeking an audio transport system that was versatile enough to work with a variety of production setups, but also one that would be budget-friendly. He found the flexibility and future-proof technology he required in a system from Optocore, the leading provider of scalable, high-bandwidth, low-latency fiber-optic networks for the transmission of audio, video and data in a variety of markets.
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Manhattan Edit Workshop Moves to Flatiron; New State-of-the-Art Training Center Opens on 23rd Street
News: Manhattan Edit Workshop Moves to Flatiron; New State-of-the-Art Training Center Opens on 23rd Street
Manhattan Edit Workshop, the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has completed renovations and begun hosting classes in the company’s ultra-modern training and event space. The contemporary 2500-square foot location features two high-tech training rooms equipped with the very latest in media production and post-production technology as well as a spacious artist-in-residence space custom-tailored for MEW’s signature Six Week Intensive Course and monthly tech talks.
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From Editor to Preditor: Mastering the Post Production Workflow From Conception to Creation
The first and only class of its kind, Preditor from Manhattan Edit Workshop begins September 17th
Manhattan Edit Workshop, the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, recently announced its brand new class, From Editor to Preditor (read more), which will premiere on Tuesday, September 17th. The first and only class of its kind, editors will learn the skills they need to become post-producers, and ultimately, “preditors.” The highly anticipated workshop, taught by Emmy Award-winning television producer Mark King, who has produced work for networks including ABC, HBO and ESPN, has a limited number of seats available, providing students with a more hands-on, guided learning experience.
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Hone Your Film Production Skills at Manhattan Edit Workshop’s Digital Cinema Bootcamp
Work with the latest camera technology and learn best practice shooting techniques at MEWshop’s hottest class in digital filmmaking
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, announced today that registration is now open for its most popular workshop, the Digital Cinema Bootcamp. Held on September 7th and 8th and taught by master filmmakers and technologists, Josh Apter (founder Manhattan Edit Workshop) and Jem Schofield (founder theC47), the Digital Cinema Bootcamp is a hands-on intensive workshop featuring the very latest in digital cinema gear from Canon and Digital Bolex. In addition to learning the ins and outs of the latest camera technology, Apter and Schofield will share shooting techniques and helpful tricks as well as discuss the infinite accessories and best practices for using cutting edge digital cinema filmmaking tools.
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Manhattan Center Expands Video Production Capacity With Ikegami HDK-97C Cameras
News: Manhattan Center Expands Video Production Capacity With Ikegami HDK-97C CamerasTen New Digital 3G Portable CMOS Camera Systems from Ikegami's Unicam HD Line Added, Following Major Buildout at NYC Media Complex
In the heart of midtown, Manhattan Center Productions (MCP) stands as one of New York City's most versatile media production complexes. A recent influx of new long-term clients at the facility required MCP to significantly expand their production capacity, with ten new Ikegami HDK-97C Digital 3G Portable CMOS Camera Systems at the heart of the buildout.
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Manhattan Edit Workshop Adds DaVinci Resolve 10 Workshops to the Fall Lineup
News: Manhattan Edit Workshop Adds DaVinci Resolve 10 Workshops to the Fall Lineup
Grade like a pro with the latest version of DaVinci Resolve; August and September workshops taught by ICA co-founder Warren Eagles
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has just announced new dates for DaVinci Resolve workshops, which will be taught by Warren Eagles, professional color grader and co-founder of the International Colorist Academy (ICA). Touted as the color grading system of choice for many of Hollywood’s blockbuster production studios, DaVinci Resolve 10 was announced earlier this year to much excitement over its expanded set of editing functionalities among many other upgrades.
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Wild Wrecks, Old Rivalries, Failing Equipment, and Wicked Winter Storms…"HIGHWAY THRU HELL" Hits the Road for Season 2, Sept. 3 on Discovery
News: Wild Wrecks, Old Rivalries, Failing Equipment, and Wicked Winter Storms…"HIGHWAY THRU HELL" Hits the Road for Season 2, Sept. 3 on Discovery– Return to the Coq for a Season 1 Marathon on Mon., Sept. 2 beginning at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT – – New season will also feature four special “RELOADED” episodes featuring bonus content, production factoids, viewer Tweets, and more –
With bigger rigs and wilder wrecks, Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue is returning to the Coquihalla Highway and "HIGHWAY THRU HELL" for an all-new, expanded second season, premieringTuesday, September 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery.
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Staging Techniques Produces Broadcast-Quality Event Video With IKEGAMI HDK-79EC Native Multi-Format HD CMOS Cameras
News: Staging Techniques Produces Broadcast-Quality Event Video With IKEGAMI HDK-79EC Native Multi-Format HD CMOS CamerasPristine Image Quality and Flexibility of Ikegami CMOS Cameras Helps Full-Service Production Supplier to Provide Clients with Elite HD Production
At today's live events, audiences fully expect to experience broadcast-quality video. For Staging Techniques, a full service production services supplier for business, entertainment, and special events, the key to getting the best possible imagery onscreen is their eight Ikegami HDK-79EC native multi-format HD CMOS cameras.
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jumP’s Cooperman Continues Lexus Run With Team One, Serial Pictures
News: jumP’s Cooperman Continues Lexus Run With Team One, Serial PicturesjumP Editor Richard Cooperman continues his run on all things Lexus with yet another collaboration with Team One and Serial Pictures’ Jonas Åkerlund.
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East Pleasant Adds Michelle Cuccuini Hicks As New Executive Producer
News: East Pleasant Adds Michelle Cuccuini Hicks As New Executive Producer
East Pleasant has added Emmy Award-winning executive producer Michelle Cuccuini Hicks to its team. A production guru specializing in commercials, TV, online, music video, independent film and documentary producing, Michelle is a master of soup to nuts content creation. She joins East Pleasant following several years as head of production at Cause & Effect Productions in New York.
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Apple Unveils iOS 7
Completely Redesigned With Stunning User Interface & Great New Features
Apple® today unveiled iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone®, featuring a stunning new user interface. iOS 7 is completely redesigned with subtle motion, an elegant color palette and distinct, functional layers that make it feel more alive. The typography has been refined for a cleaner, simpler look, and the use of translucency and motion makes even simple tasks more engaging. iOS 7 has hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop®, enhanced Photos, Safari®, Siri® and introduces iTunes Radio™, a free Internet radio service based on the music you listen to on iTunes®.
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Solid State Logic C100 Digital Broadcast Console Scores with NFL Films
News: Solid State Logic C100 Digital Broadcast Console Scores with NFL FilmsSSL consoles are designed from the end user point of view making our transition from analogue to digital easy”
A Solid State Logic C100 HDS Digital Broadcast Console is running the audio plays for NFL Films, the organization that, since its formation in 1967, has set production style standards for contemporary sports presentations, receiving 112 Emmy Awards over the years for cinematography, writing, editing, sound, sports series and specials. Continuing its winning production style, "NFL Films" recently upgraded its shooting stage for HD production of its programs Inside the "NFL", on Showtime; "NFL Matchup", on ESPN; and "Playbook" and "First on the Field", on NFL Network. The C100 was chosen to make the change from analogue to digital audio workflow.
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Bexel Expands 4K and HD Camera Solutions
News: Bexel Expands 4K and HD Camera SolutionsCompany to Showcase New Offerings and Equipment Sales at Cine Gear Expo
Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group's Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, has expanded its selection of camera solutions with the purchase of four Sony F55 cameras, a compatible selection of PL-mount Fujinon Cabrio Lenses, as well as 10 Canon EOS C300 cameras. The new camera packages will be on display at Cine Gear Expo (Booth #98C), which runs May 31 through June 1 in Los Angeles.
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Sony, Technicolor, Dolby and VFX Powerhouse LOOK Effects Join “Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story” All-Star Lineup
Industry titans back New York’s largest post event on June 8, 2013
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, is excited to announce growing support for its Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story event held on June 8, 2013 at the French Institute in the heart of Manhattan. Industry luminaries Sony Creative Software, Technicolor and Dolby recently signed on as sponsors, joining the likes of AbelCine, ACE, Adorama, AJA, Art of the Guillotine, Autodesk, Blackmagic Design, Boris FX, CCW, Digieffects, EditShare, DV Expo East, HP, IFP, Imagineer Systems, MoPictive, MPSE, Noise Industries, NY Editors Collective, NYWIFT, ProductionHUB and Tekserve.
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thenewBlank’s Branding Package for FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” Leaps Onto Screens With Style
News: thenewBlank’s Branding Package for FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” Leaps Onto Screens With StyleFox Broadcasting and design-driven production company thenewBlank paired on the dynamic branding campaign for the 10th anniversary season of the hit competition show “So You Think You Can Dance.” The expansive promotional campaign captures the power and beauty of dance, and features All Star dancers from the beloved series. The signature branding appears across all media from television broadcast to social media channels.
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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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Legends of Storytelling Gather in Manhattan for Filmmaker Event Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story
Registration now open for a one-day celebration of the art of filmmaking, Held at French Institute June 8
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, revealed its all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story, a special one-day symposium for the creative community. “Building on the momentum of many successful events focusing on film editors, it seems a natural move to celebrate all of the talent involved in the process,” says Josh Apter, founder and president of Manhattan Edit Workshop. “From sound design and visual effects to groundbreaking transmedia projects, post-production is about using all of the elements of sight, sound and story to create a truly unique experience. Anyone interested in what happens when the cameras stop rolling in the fast-evolving craft of visual storytelling is going to find something that speaks to them here.”
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Poetica Signs Multi-Talented Baxter as Senior VFX Artist
News: Poetica Signs Multi-Talented Baxter as Senior VFX ArtistForging ahead into 2013, creative collective Poetica has signed Aron Baxter to their expanding roster of top-tier talent. Aron joins as Senior VFX Artist, bringing with him an impressive resume with two-plus decades of experience, having garnered numerous awards and praise over his varied and exciting career.
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Egyptian Broadcaster Al-Nahar Tv Chooses Virtual Studio And Robotic Camera Solutions From Hybrid
News: Egyptian Broadcaster Al-Nahar Tv Chooses Virtual Studio And Robotic Camera Solutions From HybridPlans installation in two studios used for live sports and entertainment shows
Hybrid, a leading provider of real-time graphics and robotic camera systems, announces that Al-Nahar TV—a global entertainment and news network leader in Egypt—has purchased Hybrid 3D virtual studio solutions and robotic camera heads. The equipment will transform two studios used for daily news, entertainment and live sports programming for Al Nahar Entertainment and Al-Nahar Sports channels respectively.
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Backyard’s Kim Nguyen Gives Rebel Wilson And Channing Tatum The Ride Of Their Lives For The MTV Movie Awards
News: Backyard’s Kim Nguyen Gives Rebel Wilson And Channing Tatum The Ride Of Their Lives For The MTV Movie AwardsBackyard director Kim Nguyen mixes business with pleasure in an action-packed mission for the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. The :52 promo “Bra” stars Channing Tatum "21 Jump Street, Magic Mike" and awards show host Rebel Wilson "Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect", and features the duo engaged in a hilarious full-throttle chase intercut with footage from Channing’s recent action film White House Down.
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G-Technology™ Delivers Solid State Drive-Like Sustained Performance In A Compact External Hard Drive Solution
News: G-Technology™ Delivers Solid State Drive-Like Sustained Performance In A Compact External Hard Drive SolutionBringing Professional Tools to the Masses, G-Technology’s New G-DRIVE® PRO with Thunderbolt® Portable External Hard Drive Enables 2K and 4K Digital Cinema, 2K DLSR/ Photography and Other Digital Content Creation Workflows
Booth #SL12105, Las Vegas – G-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and the creative professional market, announced today its new G-DRIVE PRO with Thunderbolt, a compact, desktop external hard drive that delivers hard drive capacity with SSD-like performance, taking full advantage of the speed and power of Thunderbolt. Leveraging G-Technology’s well-known G-DRIVE design, the new G-DRIVE PRO with Thunderbolt delivers sustained data transfer rates of up to 480MB/s, which is up to three times faster than standard 3.5-inch desktop external hard drives. The broader creative professional market now has access to an extremely high-performance, high-capacity and portable editing solution for maintaining 2K and 4K¹ workflows.
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AIR Music Technology Licenses iZotope Radius for Inclusion in Ignite
iZotope, a leading innovator in digital audio signal processing, has licensed Radius to AIR Music Technology for inclusion in Ignite. Ignite, a desktop recording and creative software solution, is for musicians looking to capture ideas quickly and easily with M-Audio, Akai Pro and Alesis MIDI keyboard controllers. Radius, a time-stretching and pitch-shifting algorithm, will provide Ignite users with even more control over their creative workflow.
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Broadway Systems Helps TheBlaze Launch National TV Network Under Aggressive Time Schedule
News: Broadway Systems Helps TheBlaze Launch National TV Network Under Aggressive Time ScheduleMost cable or satellite network startups have months, sometimes more than a year, to prepare for launching their network. TheBlaze had less than 45 days. Despite the aggressive time schedule, Broadway Systems, the leading provider of advertising managementsoftware for cable networks, was able to help the network launch on time and on budget.
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Alphadogs Post Has Fireside Chat With The President
It takes more than just having the latest up-to-date equipment to deliver a quality project. Effective communication in post-production is more important now than it’s ever been. With the wide variety of media and codecs being in a constant state of change, it’s crucial to not just stay educated on the latest technology, but to practice good communication skills with clients from the beginning to end of each project.
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MAXON Applauds Oscar® and Visual Effects Society Awards Winners and Nominees
News: MAXON Applauds Oscar® and Visual Effects Society Awards Winners and NomineesInnovative VFX Sequences in Life of Pi, Prometheus and Men in Black 3 Benefit from CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D Technology
MAXON congratulates the many customers that won and were nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Visual Effects Society (VES) and other prominent creative arts organizations for outstanding achievement in the visual effects and other categories who leveraged the company’s professional 3D solutions – CINEMA 4D and Body Paint 3D – to create this year’s most proclaimed characters, backgrounds and environments.
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Inside The Cutting Room Kicks Off the 2013 Speaker Series With Andrew Weisblum, A.C.E.
Host Bobbie O’Steen talks with the Oscar®-nominated editor about his work on Moonrise Kingdom, Black Swan and Fantastic Mr. Fox
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWshop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, announced today the return of its popular speaker series Inside The Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen. Produced by Manhattan Edit Workshop and held at the French Institute, Inside The Cutting Roombrings audiences “behind the scenes” with legends of visual storytelling. Superstar guests include Alan Heim, Carol Littleton, Stephen Rotter, Kate Sanford and Thelma Schoonmaker*. Host Bobbie O’Steen comments, "It gives me great pleasure to host this new series at the French Institute, which will celebrate the elusive art of editing and explore the crucial decisions that take place ‘inside the cutting room’.”;
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ShootersTV Welcomes Creative Executive Mark Finkelpearl
News: ShootersTV Welcomes Creative Executive Mark FinkelpearlShootersTV, welcomes Mark Finkelpearl, a creative executive and veteran of twenty-five years in non-fiction television, to the company as the Senior Vice President of Development and Production. The announcement was made this morning by ShootersINC President Ray Carballada, to whom Finkelpearl will report.
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Teranex 2D Processor Used for Up Conversion of Documentary ‘VANISHING POINT’
News: Teranex 2D Processor Used for Up Conversion of Documentary ‘VANISHING POINT’Blackmagic Design today announced that the Teranex 2D Processor was used for up conversion and frame rate conversion of the documentary “VANISHING POINT.”
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MacVideo Promo Offers StoryBoard Quick at 50% Off, Presents Free Live Webinar
Purchase StoryBoard Quick for 50% off from MacVideo Promo through February 4, 2013
MacVideo Promo, an e-tailer specializing in money-saving promotions on apps, plug-ins, templates, and training for Mac video enthusiasts, today announced that they are offering PowerProduction Software's StoryBoard Quick for $175 through February 4, 2013 - 50% off the regular $350 price. In addition, MacVideo Promo will present a free live StoryBoard Quick webinar on Thursday, January 24th at 1:00pm Eastern Time.
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Luma Adds Award Winning Creative Director and VFX Supervisor Simon Mowbray
Visual effects stronghold Luma Pictures has further fortified its creative battlements with the addition of award-winning Creative Director and VFX Supervisor Simon Mowbray. Mowbray's deep experience leading the VFX elements for major U.S. and international advertising campaigns provides Luma with another keystone on which to further its work in the commercial market. Additionally, the company may look to leverage his originative approach to visual effects into their work in feature film where opportunities present themselves.
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What Could You Do With 90 Days of Maya and 3ds Max?
Autodesk recently kicked off a 90-day project license of Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max 3D animation software. Why does this matter? Freelance artists and boutique creative shops now have greater flexibility to create high-end professional work for short-term projects using Maya or 3ds Max at a significant cost savings.
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Digital Graffiti Expands with Facilis TerraBlock SAN
News: Digital Graffiti Expands with Facilis TerraBlock SANDigital Graffiti manages post production for some of the most popular reality series on Television, including TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” and truTV’s “Impractical Jokers.” With offices in New York, Knoxville and Los Angeles, the company has mastered the art of multi-tasking – working on five to seven shows per month, rolling multiple episodes across three facilities.
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Red Bull Uses Vizrt for Live Graphics as Felix Baumgartner Breaks Sound Barrier
News: Red Bull Uses Vizrt for Live Graphics as Felix Baumgartner Breaks Sound BarrierThe edge of space was where Felix Baumgartner stood Sunday, October 14 2012. At 39km or 128,100ft, already setting a world record for highest manned balloon flight, Baumgartner leaned forward and rapidly disappeared from camera view.
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Colorfront Wins Emmy Award For On-Set Dailies
News: Colorfront Wins Emmy Award For On-Set DailiesColorfront On-Set Dailies continues to dominate file-based production on major motion pictures and episodic TV shows
Academy Award-winning developer Colorfront today announced it has been awarded a 2012 Primetime Engineering Emmy from the Academy Of Television Arts And Sciences for Colorfront On-Set Dailies, the market-leading on-set dailies system for motion picture and TV production.
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Translating the Human Experience Through Documentary Editing
Learn the art of documentary editing from award-winning editors at Manhattan Edit Workshop; The Art of Documentary Editing runs October 29th – November 2nd; early bird pricing ends October 5th
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWshop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, is proud to announce the return of its five-day intensive workshop, The Art of Documentary Editing, from October 29th – November 2nd. Taught by Janet Dalton, MEWshop’s director of education and freelance editor, and MEWshop owner and filmmaker Josh Apter, students will explore the many techniques of documentary editing, from the creative decisions that make a great story to established workflow methods for picture and sound that every editor should know.
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jumP Stands Up To Cancer
News: jumP Stands Up To CancerThey are miraculous postseason moments, embedded forever in baseball lore: Carlton Fisk sends the 1975 World Series to game seven with a monstrous 12th inning home run; a battered Kirk Gibson wins the opening game of the ’88 Fall Classic with a pinch-hit bomb in the bottom of the ninth; Derek Jeter makes his surreal and legendary defensive flip to take out the A’s in a 2001 playoff game.
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BRW USA’S Sverdlov Sings In The Rain For Yoplait
News: BRW USA’S Sverdlov Sings In The Rain For YoplaitBRW USA, Los Angeles director Eli Sverdlov makes umbrellas sing in the cheerfully polychromatic new :60/:30 “Umbrellas” for Yoplait out of Saatchi & Saatchi New York. The spot features one woman’s yogurt-inspired daydream along with hundreds of artfully choreographed umbrellas—500 Days of Summer meets Singin’ In the Rain.
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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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Miller-Bell Media Productions Relies On New JVC ProHD Camcorder For HD, SD Projects
News: Miller-Bell Media Productions Relies On New JVC ProHD Camcorder For HD, SD ProjectsWhen Miller-Bell Media Productions, LLC (formally GIG 2 Me Music & Video) was established in 1998, co-owner Gary Bell purchased two JVC GY-DV500 professional DV camcorders, which were eventually replaced by a JVC GY-DV5000. In February, when the company decided to make the transition to HD production and adopt a tapeless workflow, Bell chose to stick with JVC and purchased a GY-HM710 ProHD camera.
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Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony Pictures Animation Offer Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Presentations Of Men In Black 3, The Amazing Spider-Man And Highly-Anticipated Hotel Transylvania At SIGGRAPH 2012 On Aug. 7
Respected Effects and Animation Studios also Celebrate Landmark 20th and 10th Anniversaries
Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) and Sony Pictures Animation (SPA), celebrating 20th and 10th anniversaries, respectively, will feature their renowned stable of effects and animation talent August 7 in special "behind the scenes" presentations of blockbuster live-action hits Men in Black 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man and the highly-anticipated animated feature film Hotel Transylvania during SIGGRAPH 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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Cut+Run's TG Herrington & Alex Dondero Edit Dave Meyers Video For Pink's Chart Smashing "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)"
News: Cut+Run's TG Herrington & Alex Dondero Edit Dave Meyers Video For Pink's Chart Smashing "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)"Cut+Run editors TG Herrington and Alex Dondero rocked the edit on @radical.media director Dave Meyers’ new video “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” for superstar Pink. An homage to French cinema, “Blow Me” is a visual spectacle about heartbreak, revenge and escape presented in black and white...and blood red.
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Mike Leigh’s Olympics Film “A Running Jump” Captured on Codex
News: Mike Leigh’s Olympics Film “A Running Jump” Captured on CodexCodex Digital, the leading developer of digital media recorders and media management systems for film and television production, today announces that Codex Onboard Recorders were used with ARRI Alexa cameras on Mike Leigh’s short film A Running Jump.
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Manhattan Edit Workshop and theC47 Present: The Filmmaker's Intensive 2012
Learn the art and science of documentary film from top working professionals in the industry; Early bird special ends Monday, July 16th
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWshop) and theC47 are excited to announce The Filmmaker’s Intensive (TFMI), an annual two-week program that takes aspiring filmmakers out of their day-to-day environments and allows them to fully immerse themselves in the art and science of making movies. This year's program is specifically designed to provide each student an intense education in non-fiction filmmaking from some of the best documentarians in the industry.
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Powerband Films Pushes Extreme Sports to the Limit with Fujinon PL Lenses
News: Powerband Films Pushes Extreme Sports to the Limit with Fujinon PL LensesOn a given shoot they may be capturing the grueling tension of a 24-hour car race or the adrenaline excitement of a 400-foot motorcycle jump. But veteran extreme action sports cinematographers Mike "Mack Dawg" McEntire of Mack Dawg Productions and Jay Schweitzer of Powerband Films know one constant: the rock solid performance of lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation.
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Rub Shoulders with Award-Winning Editors and Industry Professionals at EditFest NY 2012
The blockbuster editing event of the year returns to New York bigger and better than ever; American Cinema Editors and Manhattan Edit Workshop invite you to learn from and network with the best in film editing.
American Cinema Editors (ACE) is excited to announce EditFest NY, the east coast version of ACE’s popular EditFest series originally launched in 2009, set to return again to the Big Apple this June for a weekend of learning, networking and fun. Co-produced by Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWshop), the must-attend industry event, held on June 8th and 9th, will feature panelists of editors including Jeffrey Ford, A.C.E. (The Avengers, Crazy Heart), Christopher Tellefsen, A.C.E. (Moneyball, Capote), and Alexander Hall (Treme, The Messenger), among many other influential creatives who will provide insight into the editing and filmmaking process.
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All-New Animated Canvases Offers Editors A Fresh Start
News: All-New Animated Canvases Offers Editors A Fresh StartDigital Juice Releases Animated Canvases™ Collection 05: Fresh Starts with Instant Download and Boxed DVD Product Options
Digital Juice® has announced the release of Animated Canvases™ Collection 05: Fresh Starts, available as either an Instant Download or boxed DVD product. Animated Canvases are subtle background animations that are designed to be the foundation for any video or motion graphics project. In the new Animated Canvases™ Collection 05: Fresh Starts, video editors and motion graphics artists will find an eclectic mix of subtle background animations specifically designed to highlight and frame the user’s own text, video and images using a sophisticated animated mix of colors and textures.
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Codex Introduces Support For Avid DNxHD 444
Codex Digital, the leading developer of digital media recorders and media management systems for film and television production, today announces full support for Avid® DNxHD® 444.
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Imagineer Systems Releases mocha v3 at NAB 2012
News: Imagineer Systems Releases mocha v3 at NAB 2012mocha Pro v3 and mocha AE v3 Deliver New Roto Tools, Layer Management and Powerful 3D Camera Solver Features for After Effects and Nuke; Imagineer Simplifies Product Offerings, Pricing
Imagineer Systems today announced the immediate availability of its newest versions of mocha Pro™ and mocha AE™, and will debut them at NAB 2012 in Las Vegas this week. As part of this launch, Imagineer has also streamlined its product family and simplified its upgrade pricing strategy to ensure Imagineer’s intelligent Planar Tracking utilities are that much more accessible for post production and VFX professionals.
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Nattress Film Transitions Released for FCP, Motion and AE
Add popular transition effects to your film toolbox; Flash, burn, jump and dissolve your footage with unique transition effects
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces Nattress Film Transitions to FxFactory, available now for Final Cut Pro, Motion and After Effects. Users can easily add dynamic transition effects to footage, simulating burning film, jumpy splicing, overexposure, and optical dissolves for a unique look. Users can test the plugins free of charge in trial mode.
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Matrox Adds Three New Fanless Video Wall Controller Boards to Mura MPX Series
News: Matrox Adds Three New Fanless Video Wall Controller Boards to Mura MPX SeriesNew Mura MPX input/output boards offer passive cooling for increased product longevity in mission-critical environments
Matrox Graphics Inc. announced today the introduction of three new fanless MuraTM MPX Series video wall controller boards that build upon the line’s revolutionary design. Mura is the first PCI Express (PCIe) x16 Gen 2 board class to feature both HD resolution inputs and outputs. The new fanless SKUs make use of the same high-performance, single-slot design with 64 Gbit/sec duplex data transfer and feature four HD outputs and either zero, two, or four HD inputs for maximum I/O flexibility.
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Kaboom Signs Action/Lifestyle Director/DP Kent Harvey
News: Kaboom Signs Action/Lifestyle Director/DP Kent HarveyKaboom productions is excited to welcome Director/DP Kent Harvey to its roster. For almost twenty years Kent Harvey has circled the globe filming in extreme conditions for high-profile commercials, docs, television shows and feature films. With Kaboom, Harvey delves deeper into brand-based and advertising projects including spots, online campaigns and long format branded content.
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