Creative COW News Creative COW is home to the top-rated Adobe After Effects, Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid, Discreet Combustion, Media 100 844x and Pinnacle Cinewave user forums support communities. Dedicated to media professionals, the Cow offers "More Signal, Less Noise." en-us Fri, 25 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT PHP Script LOOK Effects Produced the Visual Effects for ABC’s “Black Box” (Los Angeles, California--April 25, 2014) LOOK Effects has produced all the visual effects for ABCs new drama, Black Box, which airs tonight, Thursday, April 24th, at 1000 pm EST. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:21:43 GMT Ant Farm Wins Seven 2014 Game Marketing Awards (Los Angeles, California--April 24, 2014) Ant Farm, one of Hollywoods leading entertainment and brand marketing agencies, was a big winner at last nights 2014 Game Marketing Awards held in San Francisco. Having been nominated for nine awards, the creative agency won a total of seven honors, includin Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:31:04 GMT Christie Provides Digital Projectors and Installation Services as Premiere Sponsor Of Lollipop Theat (Cypress, California--April 24, 2014) Christie, a global leader in visual display solutions, is pleased to announce its donation of digital cinema technology and installation services as a Premiere Sponsor of A Night Under the Stars, Lollipop Theater Networks fundraising event on April 26. Installed Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:18:28 GMT DPA’s Microphones are Flawless during the Shooting of "Shameless" (Burbank, California--April 24, 2014) DPA Microphones was ready for its close up during the shooting of Season 4 of Showtimes hit comedy-drama series, Shameless. Whether the dscreet 4071 Miniature Omnidirectional Microphones were being used on the actors during studio shoots or on location in the wi Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:08:24 GMT 32TEN Studios Produces Numerous Practical Effects for Hit Motion Picture "Noah" (San Rafael, California--April 24, 2014) 32TEN Studios, a San Rafael (Marin, CA)-based company that provides production facilities and services, as well as practical effects services, to entertainment, advertising, community and corporate clientele, has produced numerous practical effects for Paramo Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:59:44 GMT Eyeheight Reports Increasing Demand for Broadcast Compliance Products at 2014 NAB Show (London, United Kingdom--April 24, 2014) Eyeheight reports a highly successful 2014 NAB Show with increasing demand for post-production software including its BroadcastSafe range of compliance legalizer plug-ins. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:14:13 GMT MZED Joins Together With Vincent LaForet For a 32-City Camera Direction and Movement Tour (April 23, 2014) DGA Director Vincent Laforet is getting ready to launch his cross-country Directing Motion Tour that will span 32 cities in just over 9 weeks, where he will teach thousands of filmmakers how, when and why to move the camera. If youve ever wanted to elevate the level of your directin Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:13 GMT 19th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence In Production Design Awards Set For Saturday, JAN. 31, 20 (Los Angeles, California--April 23, 2014) The 19th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards honoring production design in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos will take place on Saturday, January 31, 2015, in the International Ballroom of the Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:26:43 GMT Sony Releases v4.0 Firmware and Extends 0% Financing (Burbank, California--April 23, 2014) Sony F5 and F55 cameras are quickly becoming the preferred cameras on a wide area of episodic and unscripted television productions nationwide. Helping to fuel this growing demand, earlier this month Sony released version 4.0 firmware for the F5 and F55 large se Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:22:48 GMT Jonathan Teplitzky, Director of The Feature Film The Railway Man Starring Colin Firth & Nicole Kidma From left director Jonathan Teplitzky with ModOp Films Parter Steve Scof Schofield Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:23:48 GMT Bacon Crazed AlphaDogs Spotted At Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival (Burbank, California--April 23, 2014) Just mentioning the word bacon leaves most peoples mouth watering and conjures up endless images of how to best enjoy this highly versatile and tasty snack. In the feature-length reality-style mockumentary State Of Bacon, filmmaker Jason Cook takes audiences ins Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:08:40 GMT Facilis TerraBlock Helps CODA Keep Pace with Television Editorial Demands (April 23, 2014) Australia-based CODA provides an eclectic range of services spanning production, post, multi-system edit solutions for hire and audio finishing for high-profile clients like Network 7, Shine, Freehand, Eyeworks and Southern Star Entertainment. CODAs team of talented creatives and re Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:01:45 GMT Carbon VFX Goes Behind the Wheel with Formula One Racer Lewis Hamilton (Los Angeles, California--April 22, 2014) To celebrate the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championships, Carbon VFX delivers a stunning promo for NBC Sports Group exploring life at the speed of driver Lewis Hamilton. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:32:28 GMT Bexel Open House to Include Gently-Used Gear from Sochi Games (Burbank, California--April 22, 2014) Bexels Technical Sales amp Solutions (TSS) division will host an Open House this Thursday, April 24, from 2-8 p.m., showcasing its Gold Line of pristine, one-time use broadcast video and audio equipment. Much of the gear, which will be on display in a new showro Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:56:19 GMT Company 3 London Names John Quartel as Technical Director (London, United Kingdom--April 22, 2014) Award-winning post house Company 3, a Deluxe Media Creative Services company, today announced the appointment of renowned color scientist John Quartel to the position of technical director of its London location. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:36:18 GMT Lucky Post’s Sai Selvarajan Edits Trailer To Introduce "NASH: The Documentary" (Dallas, Texas--April 22, 2014) Lucky Post editor Sai Selvarajan channeled his passion for sports into a promotional trailer for the documentary release NASH, directed by Michael Hamilton. NASH - The Documentary reveals the unexpected journey of one of the most unique athletes in the world Steve Nas Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:32:49 GMT Grass Valley Celebrates a Decade of EDIUS Success with Canon Digital Camera Promotion (Montreal, Canada--April 22, 2014) To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its widely used EDIUS multiformat nonlinear editing software, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announces a cross promotion with Canon. For a limited period, anyone who purchases a Canon EOS C100 digital video camera can do Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:41:05 GMT Carbon VFX Welcomes Marlo Baird Kinsey as West Coast Executive Producer (Los Angeles, California--April 22, 2014) Carbon VFX announces the addition of Marlo Baird Kinsey as Executive Producer in Los Angeles. Marlos unique blend of VFX post-production and editorial experience make her well positioned to lead the production department of the creative studios Los Angeles o Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:36:21 GMT SMPTE® Announces Calls for Student Papers and Louis F. Wolf Memorial Scholarship Applications (White Plains, New York--April 22, 2014) The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced a call for papers for a special student iss Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:20:41 GMT Matrox at InfoComm 2014 — Product Preview (Montreal, Canada--April 22, 2014) Matrox Video and Matrox Graphics Inc. will be sharing booth N2247 at InfoComm 2014 (Las Vegas, June 18-20). Matrox Video will showcase the award-winning Monarch HD video streaming and recording appliance and the VS4 quad HD capture card for multi-camera recording a Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:10:15 GMT MAXON Announces Partnership with Side Effects to Develop CINEMA 4D Plug-in for the Houdini Engine (Friedrichsdorf, Germany--April 22, 2014) MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D software solutions for modeling, painting, animation and rendering, today announced its intention to partner with Side Effects Software, a leader in 3D animation and visual effects software, to develop a plug-in wh Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:55:55 GMT ​POST-NAB 2014 Editors’ Lounge To Feature The Latest From Avid (Burbank, California--April 21, 2014) Whether you attended NAB this year, or couldnt make it, you wont want to miss this months Editors Lounge where industry professionals will have the chance to get an up-close look at all the new features and latest gear from Avid. Product designers and managers a Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:57:35 GMT Luma Pictures Lends Bionic Strength to Marvel's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' (Santa Monica, California--April 21, 2014) Luma Pictures contribution to over 375 shots in the recent release of Marvels Captain America The Winter Soldier, marks its 6th collaboration with Marvel, and its 2nd duet with Lumas Melbourne studio. The most notable contributions to the latest installment Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:26:16 GMT NuContext Creative Acquires Trigger Happy; Launches New Digital & Print Division, Headed by VP Mikae (Hollywood amp New York, United States--April 21, 2014) Right on the heels of opening its New York office earlier this year the team at NuContext Creative, led by Company FounderExecutive Producer Angela Guice, have acquired Trigger Happy and launched its new digital and print division, headed by Mi Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:59:42 GMT The Director Will See You Now - Superlounge Signs Ben Tedesco (Los Angeles, California--April 21, 2014) His father is a doctor. His uncle and three cousins are doctors. So it should come as no surprise that Superlounge has signed director Ben Tedesco for exclusive US spot representation. The only thing better than having a doctor on set is a director who could Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:24:53 GMT TODD-SOUNDELUX Adds Multi-Talented Supervisors Joe Dzuban and Darren “Sunny” Warkentin to Creative T (Hollywood, California--April 19, 2014) Post production sound company TODD-SOUNDELUX today announced that Supervising Sound EditorRe-recording Mixer Joe Dzuban and Supervising Sound EditorDesigner Darren Sunny Warkentin have joined the organization. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT Legends of Storytelling Gather Once Again in Manhattan for the Filmmaking Event of the Year: "Sight, (New York, New York--April 18, 2014) 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 amp Story, held on Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:49:16 GMT MPC NY unveils first in-house animated short film “Sunny and Steve” for Easter (New York, United States--April 18, 2014) Meet Sunny and Steve, the charming characters brought to life by MPC NY in a light-hearted short film written and directed under one roof by in-house talent Bill Dorais and Ty Coyle. Born out of MPCs love for storytelling, the passion project quickly turned Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:09:09 GMT Madheart Signs Emerging Commercial Director Joshua Traywick (Los Angeles, California--April 18, 2014) Madheart has signed director Joshua Traywick for exclusive national representation. The agreement marks Traywicks first formal affiliation with a commercial production company. The directors latest work, a Mothers Day ad for Hallmark, breaks nationally this Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:50:21 GMT Former Oakley Senior Interaction Designer Josh Austin Joins Hybrid Agency ENVOY as Product Design Le (Irvine, California--April 18, 2014) The principals of the hybrid agency ENVOY are very proud to announce the addition of Josh Austin as product design lead. The announcement was made by agency partner and co-creative director Ryan Rommelfanger. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:41:40 GMT Visual Effects Society Launches New YouTube Channel Dedicated to VFX (Los Angeles, California--April 18, 2014) Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industrys 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 outstan Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:25:48 GMT Thinkbox Webinar: An Introduction to Krakatoa for CINEMA 4D – April 23 & 24 (Los Angeles, California--April 18, 2014) Thinkbox Software will host free online webinars on April 23 and 24, 2014 to give artists an inside look at Krakatoa for CINEMA 4D (Krakatoa C4D), the recently released version of its high-volume particle renderer for MAXON CINEMA 4D. Attendees will see Krak Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:18:10 GMT Filmmaking in LA Event Works to Inform Local Filmmakers (Los Angeles, California--April 18, 2014) In an ongoing effort to bring and keep production in LA, the Los Angeles Post Production Group is teaming up with NewFilmmakers Los Angeles and FilmL.A. to provide an opportunity for filmmakers to become better informed about what the City of Los Angeles has Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:55:38 GMT Post-Nab 2014 Editors’ Lounge To Feature The Latest From Avid (Burbank, California--April 18, 2014) Whether you attended NAB this year, or couldnt make it, you wont want to miss this months Editors Lounge where industry professionals will have the chance to get an up-close look at all the new features and latest gear from Avid. Product designers and managers a Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:45:19 GMT Cine Equipment’s Siew Moi Gets a Birds Eye View of NAB 2014 Thanks to MSE’s MINIVATOR II (Las Vegas, Nevada--April 18, 2014) When TNG Siew Moi, Managing Director of CINE EQUIPMENT, Singapore, flew in to attend NAB 2014, one of her first stops was Matthews Studio Equipments booth. It was only natural, considering CINE EQUIPEMNT stocks MSE support exclusively. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:41:48 GMT Calabash Animation Heads Back To The Office For Latest Lucky Charms Spot Targeting Adults (Chicago, Illinois--April 17, 2014) Lucky Charms are definitely not just for kids. Thats a point made in a series of recent spots targeting adults consumers of the beloved cereal the latest is Cubicle (15), created by agency Saatchi amp Saatchi, New York and featuring animation from the award-winni Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:29:45 GMT Bonfire Labs Continues Growth With New Top Level Hires (San Francisco, California--April 17, 2014) Bonfire Labs has continued to grow its in-house capabilities, adding three new hires to accommodate burgeoning client demand and enhance its staff infrastructure. Executive Producer Tim Pries, Producer John Hunt and Designer Judy Leung have all joined Bonf Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:12:45 GMT The Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera is now available for purchase with a Dual-Pixel CMOS AF Feat (Melville, New York--April 17, 2014) The Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera is now available for purchase with a Dual-Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade. The revolutionary Dual-Pixel CMOS AF technology, originally introduced on the Canon EOS 70D, will enable continuous autofocusing with Canons entire EF Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:50:22 GMT CG Supervisor Eric Clément Joins Cinesite's Montréal Team (Montreal, Canada--April 17, 2014) Cinesite announced today that Canadian Eric Clment has joined their team in Montral as CG Supervisor. He brings with him a wealth of experience and a strong reputation in the visual effects industry. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:14:56 GMT Busy Brothers Starts Indiegogo Campaign to Execute Cinema Black Box (Anaheim, California--April 17, 2014) The entertainment studio Busy Brothers has started their first Indiegogo campaign for their new project Cinema Black Box. The Cinema Black Box is a game-changing project within the film industry. It is a pre-keyed and royalty free cinematic stock footage pack, w Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:04:09 GMT Quantic Dream Doubles Its Investment in Vicon to Deliver ‘Outstanding’ Performance Capture (Oxford, United Kingdom--April 17, 2014) Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, life science and engineering industries, today announced that Quantic Dream, the world renowned games studio, has invested in 38 additional T-Series T160 cameras. Having previously enliste Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:58:32 GMT BRW Filmland Los Angeles Defines The Unyielding Performance Of Porsche (Los Angeles, California--April 16, 2014) BRW FILMLAND Los Angeles director Stewart Hendler defines the enduring thrill and allure felt by sports car enthusiasts in the aspirational and artful new 60 Believers for Porsche out of Cramer-Krasselt, Chicago. The invigorating spot journeys from the early Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:54:41 GMT 2G Digital, Burbank, and DuArt, New York, Form Strategic Partnership (Burbank, California--April 16, 2014) 2G Digital, a Burbank post production facility specializing in digital supply chain services, and DuArt, a New York facility offering comprehensive post production services for video, digital media and film, have entered into a strategic partnership that will al Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:56:28 GMT K-Tek TadpoleX Holds GoPro and more (Vista, California--April 16, 2014) K-Tek, makers of award-winning video camera and audio accessories, boom poles and microphone support products, announces the TadpoleX, the newest member of its Tadpole small camera handle lineup. Tadpoles have become the popular solution for holding small HD actio Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:49:45 GMT Third Person, First Rate Projection: TDC Delivers Tech And Crew to Ground-Breaking Australian Movie (Sydney, Australia--April 16, 2014) Delegates at the forthcoming TEDx Sydney conference onSaturday 26 April are set to be wowed by a breakthrough film by Kate Kazokas and Lucy Adelaide thanks in no small part to projection technology and technical support services supplied by the TDC - Technical Di Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:09:47 GMT Manhattan Edit Workshop Presents: "Sight, Sound & Story" (New York, New York--April 16, 2014) Manhattan Edit Workshops one-day summit, Sight, Sound amp Story, returns to New York on June 14th, 2014. The event gathers a collection of diverse and intriguing speakers spanning the world of post production. Panels include to art and processes of editing film a Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:02:20 GMT Commercial Director Joe Schaak Signs with The Traveling Picture Show Company (Los Angeles, California--April 16, 2014) Joe Schaak, a director known for his comedy and dialogue commercial work, has signed for exclusive representation with integrated production house The Traveling Picture Show Company. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:35:39 GMT Cinedeck Saves Anger Management Series $2.25 Million In Post Production Costs (New York City, New York--April 16, 2014) Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, today revealed that its Cinedeck RX record, ingest and transcode platform has saved US comedy-series Anger Management (Debmar-Mercury Productions, FX Net Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:32:39 GMT Zoic Makes An Explosive Entrance For Scion (Los Angeles, California--April 16, 2014) Culver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios morphs a seemingly ordinary lunch date into an explosive entrance in the surprisingly full throttle 30 Arrival for Scion out of Attik, San Francisco. The spot features the slick new 2014 Scion FR-S adeptly Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:31:06 GMT Input Media upgrades with Custom Consoles Module R furniture (Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom--April 16, 2014) Input Media, one of Britains leading specialists in sports television production, has invested in Custom Consoles Module-R furniture as part of a major technical upgrade at its studios in west London. The new installation includes seven desks and se Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:25:32 GMT