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Agenda Set for the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet
The stage show agenda has now been set for the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to take place during IBC2014 on Sunday, 14 September 2014 at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in the heart of Amsterdam, NL. The SuperMeet agenda will feature film editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey as well as user driven presentations from Blackmagic Design, Adobe, iZotope, Atomos, and HP. Tickets to the the Amsterdam SuperMeet can be purchased at the SuperMeet website. Doors open at 16:30 and SuperMeet stage show begins at 19:00.
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Seventh Amsterdam SuperMeet to Feature Editors of "Star Wars: Episode VII"
The CPUG Network has Announced the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to Take Place Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in the Heart of Amsterdam. Film Editors, Maryann Brandon, ACE and Mary Jo Markey, ACE, who are Currently Editing "Star Wars: Episode VII," will be the Featured Guests. The Full Agenda will not be Announced Until Shortly Before the Dvent Date. Tickets are on Sale now and can be Purchased at the SuperMeet Web Site.
The Creative Pro User Group Network (CPUG Network) today have announced the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to take place on Sunday, Sept 14, 2014 at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in the heart of Amsterdam. Doors open at 4:30PM (16:30) with the SuperMeet Digital Showcase featuring 20 software and hardware developers. SuperMeet Presentations will begin at 7:00PM (19:00) and continue until 11:00PM (23:00). Tickets are on sale online for the earlybird price of Euro10.00 each plus ticket fee and Euro10.00 for students and Teachers with valid ID. Earlybird sales end August 15, 2014.
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World Renowned Film Director Derek Yee Chooses Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
News: World Renowned Film Director Derek Yee Chooses Blackmagic Production Camera 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that award winning director Derek Yee purchased the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K for his production team and to provide footage for his new film, “I Am Somebody.”
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Super Star Power Productions Purchases Pablo Rio
Los Angeles Production and Post Production Company Chooses Quantel as Workflow Hub for its Unique Post House Facility
Playa Vista, Los Angeles-based production and post company, Super Star Power Productions (SSPP), has purchased a Quantel Pablo Rio 4KO color and finishing system. The Pablo Rio is the centerpiece of this revolutionary new facility that is giving a new meaning to the term 'post house'.
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Light Iron Bolsters 4K Post Production Capabilities in New York with Facilis TerraBlock
News: Light Iron Bolsters 4K Post Production Capabilities in New York with Facilis TerraBlockSince launching in Los Angeles five years ago, Light Iron has emerged as a post production leader and technical innovator, lending its expertise to high-profile projects like “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and “The Amazing Spiderman.” Whether producing digital cinema, episodic television or commercial content, the company embraces a progressive approach to DI, on-set dailies and finishing to deliver unparalleled service to its clients. In 2013, Light Iron expanded into New York, opening a new local post production facility in which it recently installed a Facilis TerraBlock shared storage system. The addition of TerraBlock to its workflow came as part of a larger effort to future proof the studio for the advent of 4K editorial.
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International Cinematographers Guild Selects 18th Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awardees
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has named eight honorees and two honorable mentions for its 18th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA). The ten short films will be premiered at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles on September 28. A New York premiere will follow on October 26 at the School of Visual Arts.
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Light Iron Announces All New Live Play 3
News: Light Iron Announces All New Live Play 3One System for VTR and Dailies Review
Light Iron – a post production innovator specializing in on-site dailies and digital intermediate – has reinvented its popular “Live Play” iPad app to be an all-encompassing VTR and Dailies Review System. The new Live Play 3 boasts an intuitive interface, powerful metadata sorting, and cloud distribution of dailies.
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Phoenix Media Group Hits the Mark with Opener for CLIO Image Awards
News: Phoenix Media Group Hits the Mark with Opener for CLIO Image Awards“Artemis” Was Part of a Full-Slate of Creative Services for the Inaugural Awards Show Hosted by Bravo’s Andy Cohen and Featuring Sarah Jessica Parker.
Phoenix Media Group helped the inaugural CLIO Image Awards get off to an electrifying start with a beguiling show-opener about an elegant and enigmatic archer.
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Veteran Sound Mixer Danny Michael Captures Pristine Audio with Sound Devices 788T Digital Recorder
News: Veteran Sound Mixer Danny Michael Captures Pristine Audio with Sound Devices 788T Digital RecorderDigital Recorder Provides Flexibility Needed for Range of Feature Film Productions
Veteran Sound Mixer Danny Michael, whose recent portfolio includes the high-profile feature films "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" with Ben Stiller, "John Wick," starring Keanu Reeves and "Non-Stop," with Liam Neeson, understands the importance of capturing pristine audio in the field, which is why he relies on Sound Devices’ 788T-SSD Digital Recorder for his audio production needs.
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NAB News: Genetic Engineering 2 Turbo-Charges Pablo Rio Productivity
New Quantel Shared Workspace Delivers Throughput Multiplier, Total Flexibility And Realtime Working For All
NAB 2014 marks the world debut of Quantel's Genetic Engineering 2. GE2 is Quantel's new shared storage solution for post that delivers new levels of flexibility, performance and productivity for Quantel Pablo Rio color and finishing system users. GE2 uses COTS hardware and is already transforming the efficiency of post houses in today's multi-resolution post world.
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SMPTE® to Co-produce the 2014 NAB Show Technology Summit on Cinema: The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound
Two-Day Conference to Feature Live Discussion by Oscar® Award-Winning 'Gravity' Team and Keynote by Industry Visionary Chris Cookson
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the 2014 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema: The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, will provide an in-depth global view of the current state and future of filmmaking innovation.
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Sunnyvale's Cogswell College Project X Alumni Shine for Academy Award Nominated Films in Animation and VFX
Timothy Heath Appointed Director of Award-Winning Project X Animation Program
Cogswell College, one of the world's leading regionally-accredited institutions offering a unique curriculum that fuses digital arts, engineering and entrepreneurship, is pleased to announce that 8 of its Project X animation program alumni worked on 5 of this year's Academy Award-nominated films. These films include: "The Croods," "Frozen," "Iron Man 3," "Pacific Rim" and "Thor: The Dark World." In 2013, Cogswell boasted four Project X alumni who were on the Academy Award-winning "Life of Pi" animation and VFX teams and a total of 14 Oscar-nominated films whose credits included Project X alumni.
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The Academy Award Nominations Are Out and the Winner Is.....Digital Artistry
News: The Academy Award Nominations Are Out and the Winner Is.....Digital ArtistryAutodesk Software Plays an Integral Role in the Creation of Great Movies - Including 8 of the 9 Best Picture Nominees
Great movies are defined by great stories and increasingly, great storytelling is being empowered by digital technology. Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) media and entertainment staff and software played a starring role in the creation of many of this year's Academy Award nominees across many categories and were recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with two Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards (Sci-Tech Awards).
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Light Iron Taps Executive Producer to Oversee NY Operations SoHo Facility Doubles in Square Footage
News: Light Iron Taps Executive Producer to Oversee NY Operations SoHo Facility Doubles in Square FootageLight Iron – a post production leader specializing in content originated on file-based motion cameras – has hired Executive Producer Jean Lane for a newly created role to lead its growing New York facility. Lane’s move from Goldcrest Post comes as Light Iron expands their SoHo operations.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2014 Board of Directors Officers
News: Visual Effects Society Announces its 2014 Board of Directors OfficersJeffrey A. Okun Re-elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2014 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2014 Board meeting. The officers include Jeffrey A. Okun, who was re-elected for a sixth one-year team as Board Chair.
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Zero Gravity Adventures, Rampaging Dragons Among Effects Grabbing VFX Oscar Nominations
Framestore, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Pixomondo and WETA Digital are among the visual effects studios whose artists were recently honored with nominations from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences for the Oscar for Best Visual Effects.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Complete Golden Reel Nominations
The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards in all categories. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
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Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras Deliver Super-Heroic Image Quality and Precision Performance for Complex Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Visual Effects Sequences
The latest achievement in motion picture visual effects, Marvel’s "Iron Man 3" thrilled audiences with astonishing visuals, many of which were created by superimposing computer graphic imagery (CGI) on to live-action stunt footage. Challenged by the precise matching those visual elements required, the "Iron Man 3" effects team relied on the outstanding image quality and mobility of EOS C300 Cinema cameras from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Featuring Emmy® Award winning Canon Super 35mm CMOS image sensor technology for full 1920 x 1080 HD capture, and a highly mobile camera body weighing just over 3 lbs., six Canon EOS C300 camera’s served as “witness cameras” for accurate close-up tracking of stunt actors’ movements. The footage captured using Canon EOS C300 cameras was then used by visual effects facilities as a reference to convincingly overlay photorealistic CGI of Iron Man armor and other imagery on to main-camera footage.
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Ender's Game: The Set-to-Screen Colour Pipeline
With 1500 VFX plates, 900 final VFX shots and 350,000 R3D source VFX frames spread across more than a year's work and a hundred different people, Light Iron colorist and co-founder Ian Vertovec and CEO Michael Cioni needed to create an efficient data management and color pipeline for Ender's Game. In this case study, Light Iron takes you step by step through the collaboration and innovation that fueled this demanding project.
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Light Iron Guides Canon’s Project Imaginat10n to Finish
Imaginative Series of Short Films Debuts
LightIron – a post production leader in 4K color and finishing – provided on-set color, data management, and final color for the celebrity-directed short films that premiered at the Canon Project Imaginat10n Film Festival last night at Lincoln Center in New York City. The event was presented by two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard.
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A guide to the VFX of Gravity at VIEW Conference with Max Solomon
At the 14th International VIEW Conference Max Solomon, animation supervisor for Framestore, will unveil the making of the latest Warner Bros blockbuster movie: "Gravity." Max Solomon will deliver a talk covering the evolution of "Gravity" from Storyboard to Final, focusing on previz and animation.
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International Cinematographers Guild Names Special Awards Winners
Presentation at ASC Clubhouse, Sept. 27
Four major Hollywood corporations will be presenting awards at a special luncheon organized by the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Hollywood on Friday, September 27 as part of the celebrations of the Guild's 17th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA).
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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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Method Studios and HALON Entertainment Announce Collaboration
Feature and Commercial Clients set to Benefit from New Alliance
International visual effects house, Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, and previsualization company HALON Entertainment, announced a strategic alliance agreement today. Under the agreement, Method will collaborate with HALON to jointly provide previs and VFX services to customers which will allow the two companies to share talent, technique, and locations. Combined services will be available out of any of Method’s worldwide locations, including London and Vancouver.
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Method Studios Appoints Chris Webb as Executive Producer in Chicago
News: Method Studios Appoints Chris Webb as Executive Producer in ChicagoWebb To Focus On Supporting Both Commercial And Feature Markets
Visual effects house, Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Webb as Executive Producer of Method Chicago. Webb will work closely with Creative Director Gil Baron in the continued expansion of the Chicago office, which opened its doors in July 2012.
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Cantina Creative Gives Iron Man 3 a ‘Heads Up’ with MAXON CINEMA 4D
News: Cantina Creative Gives Iron Man 3 a ‘Heads Up’ with MAXON CINEMA 4D3D Software Solution Animates CG Graphical Displays That Guide Iron Man’s Vision
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced that Cantina Creative, the design and visual effects studio located in Culver City, Calif., relied on its popular CINEMA 4D software to generate more than one hundred 2D and 3D visual effects shots that appear throughout the blockbuster Disney/Marvel Studios superhero sequel," Iron Man 3."
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Light Iron Chooses Christie Solaria Projection For Postproduction Needs
Only Manufacturer Offering Integrated Media Block and HD-SDI Inputs
Light Iron, a leading postproduction house based in Los Angeles, has expanded its use of Christie Solaria® Series digital cinema projectors offering rich, saturated color, high brightness and sharp, 4K resolution to its ever growing clientele.
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Oblivion 3D Motion Graphics Design Team Innovates With MAXON CINEMA 4D
News: Oblivion 3D Motion Graphics Design Team Innovates With MAXON CINEMA 4DIn-Camera and On-Screen Visual Effects Sequences Define Futuristic Tone of Universal Pictures’ New Action-Adventure
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced that an award-winning team of motion graphics designers and animators leveraged the company’s popular CINEMA 4D software application to visualize and design the complex in-camera and on-screen motion-graphics sequences in Universal Pictures’ "Oblivion".
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A Burgeoning Mission: Venice VFX House Doubles Space And Adds New Talent
News: A Burgeoning Mission: Venice VFX House Doubles Space And Adds New TalentVFX house The Mission doubles the size of its Venice-based studio and expands their talent roster with the addition of Rick Grandy as CG Supervisor and Raul Dominguez as a Creature Modeler. With over 19 years of experience in the visual effects industry, Grandy comes to The Mission from Pixomondo where he served as a Digital Character and Pipeline Supervisor on top projects including "The Amazing Spiderman" and "Die Hard 5". Former video game artist and cartoonist Dominguez was most recently at Digital Domain, lending his talents to a score of feature films including "Iron Man 3" and "The Avengers".
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Luma Pictures Adds A Whirlwind Of Effects To "Oz The Great And Powerful"
Luma Creates CG Tornado, Hot Air Balloon, Costumes, Landscapes And Magic
VFX stronghold Luma Pictures is coming off a whirlwind project, providing over 180 shots for Disney’s new “Oz The Great and Powerful.” The work provided by Luma, which now spans two studios worldwide, begins with one of the most iconic aspects of L. Frank Baum’s chronicles: the tornado which carries the central character to the distant and magical land of Oz. Luma also provided a variety of other effects including earth-to-sky landscape creation, full CG costumes, vehicles and magic effects.
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Method Studios Appoints Christian Kubsch as President
News: Method Studios Appoints Christian Kubsch as PresidentDarin Grant joins Method as Chief Technology Officer
Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, announced today that Christian Kubsch has joined the company as President. Kubsch will oversee Method’s global operations including the company’s main base in Los Angeles along with locations in London, Vancouver, Sydney, Melbourne, New York, Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta. Kubsch will report to Stefan Sonnenfeld, President of Creative Services, Deluxe. Darin Grant has been named Chief Technology Officer of Method Studios, and will report to Kubsch.
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Light Iron Projects Honored at Top Film Festivals
South by Southwest and Sundance Filmmakers Find Creative Support at Light Iron
Light Iron – a post production leader specializing in projects originated on file-based motion cameras – supported five features at South by Southwest 2013, one of which, Short Term 12, was awarded the top honor of the Grand Jury Prize as well as the Audience Award for Narrative Feature Competition.
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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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Editors' Lounge Demonstrates Time Saving Tools For Post Production
The Editors’ Lounge recently kicked off their 2013 educational series with demonstrations on time-saving tools for the post-production professional. Editors and other industry professionals enjoyed an evening chocked full of invaluable tips and trade secrets, including how you can now edit from anywhere with the use of your i-Pad.
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Light Iron Opens New York Office
Visionary L.A. Company Acquires OFFHOLLYWOOD’s Post Production Operations
Light Iron – a post production leader specializing in on-site dailies, digital intermediate, archival, and data services for projects originated on file-based motion cameras – has expanded into the New York market, acquiring all post-production facilities and resources of OFFHOLLYWOOD, located in the Soho district of Manhattan. Terms of the transaction remain confidential.
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The 7th Annual Hollywood Post Alliance Awards Winners Unveiled
Post Production Gala Brings Recognition to Innovation and Artistry
In a gala celebration last night, winners of the 2012 HPA® Awards were recognized for the outstanding contributions they have made in helping create the features, programs, spots, and entertainment seen around the world. The Hollywood Post Alliance® - the professional organization for the post production community - presented the 7th Annual HPA Awards to a sold out audience of industry insiders and luminaries. Industry professionals were honored in 12 creative categories as well as a number of special awards including Engineering Excellence, HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production, and the prestigious Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production, which had been announced earlier.
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Disney Agrees to Acquire Lucasfilm LTD.
News: Disney Agrees to Acquire Lucasfilm LTD.Global leader in high-quality family entertainment agreed to acquire world-renowned Lucasfilm Ltd, including legendary STAR WARS franchise.
Acquisition continues Disney's strategic focus on creating and monetizing the world's best branded content, innovative technology and global growth to drive long-term shareholder value.
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Stephen Lovett to Lead Light Iron OUTPOST Mobile Systems
Light Iron – a post production leader specializing in on-site dailies, digital intermediate, archival, and data services for projects originated on file-based motion cameras – has hired Stephen Lovett to oversee the expansion of its OUTPOST mobile post production systems.
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BigStar Launches Into Fall With Eye-Popping "ABC World News" Graphics Package & "The Next Iron Chef" Promos
News: BigStar Launches Into Fall With Eye-Popping "ABC World News" Graphics Package & "The Next Iron Chef" PromosCreative strategy and production company BigStar is having a busy fall season having completed two major projects for clients ABC News and Food Network. The first is a redesign of "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer," which included a new logo, show open and graphics package. The second is a series of dramatic promos for "The Next Iron Chef Redemption."
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The Hollywood Post Alliance Sales Career Resource Group Presents On-Set Dailies: WTF? Part 2
Experts Expand the Conversation on October 10th
On October 10, The Hollywood Post Alliance® Sales Career Resource Group (SCRG) will present On-Set Dailies: WTF? Part 2. In July, On-Set Dailies: WTF (What's the Flow) was the best-attended SCRG luncheon ever, digging into the workflow conundrum and solutions facing networks, creatives and studios. The lively and sometimes controversial conversation continues with On-Set Dailies: WTF? Part 2 and will also focus on where the flow is headed. While Part 1 asked the question, "What's the Flow?" Part 2 asks, "What's the Future?"
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Light Iron Expands Education Program with OUTPOST University
Light Iron – a post production leader specializing in on-site dailies, digital intermediate, archival, and data services for projects originated on file-based motion cameras – has unveiled an enhanced curriculum in its popular OUTPOST University program.
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2012 Hollywood Post Alliance Awards Announce Nominees
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced the nominees for the 2012 HPA Awards. The 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 nominees in the 12 craft categories were chosen from a field of talented and innovative entries in color grading, editing, sound, and compositing for motion pictures, commercials and television. This year marked the largest number of entries in the Awards' history. The winners of the 2012 HPA Awards will be announced at a gala evening at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA on November 1st, 2012.
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ASSIMILATE’s New SCRATCH v7 Ushers in New Era of Creative DI for Features, Commercials, Spots and Episodic Television
News: ASSIMILATE’s New SCRATCH v7 Ushers in New Era of Creative DI for Features, Commercials, Spots and Episodic TelevisionEnhanced creative tools, full ACES compliance, enable next-generation client-attended DI sessions; world’s first real-time digital cinema software to provide true consistency from dailies through to finishing
ASSIMILATE, the leading provider of dailies and DI tools for digital cinema and broadcast workflows, has announced the next generation of its flagship product, SCRATCH®, the industry's most comprehensive, high-performance digital cinema software. SCRATCH v7 features a powerful new suite of enhanced 3D compositing tools that integrate seamlessly into its world-class color grading, data management and finishing system to allow far faster, more fluid and more cost effective DI sessions, known as Creative DI.
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Industrial Light & Magic Gets into Character for The Avengers VFX with Vicon Motion Capture Systems
News: Industrial Light & Magic Gets into Character for The Avengers VFX with Vicon Motion Capture SystemsLongtime Vicon Customer ILM Evolves Use of Mocap Beyond VFX
Vicon motion capture systems were used by VFX powerhouse Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) to create visual effects for the summer’s biggest box office hit, The Avengers. The superhero-themed blockbuster features digital characters driven by Vicon motion-captured performances for scenes that showcase the Hulk, Iron Man, foot soldiers and virtual crowds.
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Top Dailies Review System Wins 2012 Cine Gear Expo Technical Award
Light Iron – a post production leader specializing in on-site dailies, digital intermediate, archival, and data services for projects originated on file-based motion cameras – is happy to announce that its iPad app TODAILIES has been awarded the 2012 Cine Gear Expo Technical Award for Post Production.
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Light Iron Adds Second Facility to Expand OUTPOST Services
Light Iron – a post production leader specializing in on-site dailies, digital intermediate, archival, and data services for projects originated on file-based motion cameras – announces on its third anniversary that it has acquired an additional facility in Hollywood to support its growing OUTPOSTmobile post production services. This facility is located on Cole Avenue, just a few blocks away from Light Iron’s headquarters on De Longpre Avenue.
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Light Iron Introduces New Distribution Channel For Mobile Post Production Systems
Light Iron – a post production leader specializing in on-site dailies, digital intermediate, archival, and data services for projects originated on file-based motion cameras – announced today that its mobile post production systems will now be available through a unique distribution channel called OUTPOST Enterprise. OUTPOST Enterprise is a membership program whereby companies or individuals providing services to the production industry are equipped to offer Light Iron’s OUTPOST, LILY PAD, or LILY PAD CASE.
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Iron Claw Scores Emmy Award For NBC Sports "Sunday Night Football" Show Open
News: Iron Claw Scores Emmy Award For NBC Sports "Sunday Night Football" Show OpenCreative production studio's Americana-themed open featuring Faith Hill wins Outstanding Production Design/Art Direction
Iron Claw, a full-service production company, is celebrating its recent Emmy win for Outstanding Production Design/Art Direction for the "Sunday Night Football" open with Faith Hill for NBC Sports.
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II and 7D Digital SLR Cameras Add Muscle to Action Scenes in “Marvel’s The Avengers”
News: Canon EOS 5D Mark II and 7D Digital SLR Cameras Add Muscle to Action Scenes in “Marvel’s The Avengers”An epic confrontation between nightmarish super villains attacking the Earth and the super-heroic team of Iron Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, and Black Widow explodes onscreen in “Marvel’s The Avengers.” Directed by Joss Whedon, the film is packed with intense action and visual effects created by Hollywood’s most advanced production technologies, including the EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D digital SLR cameras from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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Colorfront Introduces Express Dailies At NAB 2012
New cost-effective system supports grading and data wrangling workflows for commercials, motion picture and TV productions
Academy Award-winning developer Colorfront today announced Express Dailies, a high-performance, affordable and easy-to-use dailies tool for commercials, motion picture and TV production workflows, and the first multi-license purchase of Express Dailies by Hollywood post facility Light Iron for its OUTPOST system.
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Encore's Bajpai Discusses On-Set Workflows in Tuesday NAB Panel
Creative Cow’s Debra Kaufman will be moderating a lively discussion about the blurring lines between "production" and "post," viewed from multiple perspectives. Joining her will be colorist Pankaj Bajpai of Encore; 20th Century Fox VP of post production Steve Barnett; Michael Cioni, CEO of Light Iron Digital; Cinematographer Curtis Clark, ASC ("The Arrival"); "); and associate producer Bryan Raber ("Dallas").
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Paul Geffre Returns To Light Iron
News: Paul Geffre Returns To Light IronHollywood post facility Light Iron announces that Paul Geffre has returned to its team, joining fellow post producers Des Carey and Katie Fellion. Geffre will lead the company’s efforts to grow their episodic television department. Paul comes to Light Iron from Stereo D (Deluxe 3D) where he was a Stereoscopic Producer. While at Stereo D he successfully led the stereoscopic 3D conversion for multiple studio features including “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, “Thor” and “The Green Hornet.”
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HPA Tech Retreat Preps Attendees for Ongoing Industry Climate Changes
Inspiring Demonstrations, Collegial Atmosphere and Unparalleled Sessions Bring Experts from Entertainment, Government and Research Together in Vibrant Exchange
The Hollywood Post Alliance® has announced the lineup for the HPA Tech Retreat®, set to take place February 13 -17 at the Hyatt Grand Champions in Indian Wells, CA. The HPA Tech Retreat is the annual conference that brings together thought leaders from digital and content creation, media and entertainment, forensics, medicine, digital imaging, to academic research.
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Quantel Pablo creates the look for 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'
News: Quantel Pablo creates the look for 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'Pablo combines creativity and technology for one of the largest 4K movies ever delivered
Hollywood post house Light Iron put its two Quantel Pablo color correction systems to the ultimate test in carrying out the 4K DI for David Fincher's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". "Dragon Tattoo" is among the largest 4K movies ever delivered: at 2 hours and 38 minutes, the final DI consists of almost 250,000 frames of 45 megabytes each. Light Iron's Pablos proved more than equal to the task, helping to produce an 'elegantly cinematic'* result.
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2011 Hollywood Post Alliance Awards Winners Unveiled
News: 2011 Hollywood Post Alliance Awards Winners UnveiledThe Post Production Community and Industry Innovators Receive Honors in Gala Evening

Tonight, during a gala evening of celebration at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, The Hollywood Post Alliance® – the professional organization for the post production community - presented the Sixth Annual HPA Awards to a sold out audience of industry insiders and luminaries.  Individuals were honored in 12 creative categories as well as a number of special awards for Engineering Excellence, Lifetime Achievement and Creativity and Innovation, which had been announced earlier.  The HPA Awards honor the best of the best talent working behind the scenes in motion pictures, television and commercials as well as the most innovative technologies in post. 


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Leading Hollywood DI house adds more 4K capability and builds 'an army of talent' with Quantel
News: Leading Hollywood DI house adds more 4K capability and builds 'an army of talent' with QuantelHollywood-based DI facility Light Iron has purchased a third Quantel Pablo 4K color correction and finishing system together with a Pablo PA workflow assist station. These will be connected via their GenePool to Light Iron's two other Pablos, creating a truly collaborative and highly efficient digital workflow. The systems are installed at Light Iron's new 10,000 sq. ft. facility in Hollywood, which includes three DI theaters.
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DAMMY Award Nominees Unveiled
Createasphere's Digital Asset Management Conference Honors Excellence in DAM
On September 23, 2011 in a gala luncheon ceremony in New York, Createaphere's Digital Asset Management Conference and Expo will honor excellence in DAM at its Second Annual DAMMY Awards. The DAMMY Awards are the first honors specifically conceived to recognize excellence in innovative digital asset management technology. Categories include; Best Storage, Archive and or Preservation Solution; Best Example of Asset & Media Repurposing; Best Strategy or Solution for Digital & Media Asset Management During the Acquisition of Content; Best strategy Ease of Use for End-User Interface; and the coveted DAMMY of The Year Award.
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Light Iron Goes To Comic-Con
Post Facility Contributed to Top Films Promoted at Event
Light Iron, a post production facility in the heart of Hollywood, is proud to announce that they provided post production support on four major features that were promoted during Comic-Con 2011. “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Total Recall” and “Underworld: Awakening” all used Light Iron’s OUTPOST™ mobile systems during production, while “Haywire” utilized Light Iron for color correction services.
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Corinne Bogdanowicz Joins Light Iron Team As DI Colorist
News: Corinne Bogdanowicz Joins Light Iron Team As DI ColoristBogdanowicz Colors Soderbergh’s “Haywire”
Light Iron announces that Corinne Bogdanowicz has joined the Light Iron team as a DI Colorist at its new facility in Hollywood. Bogdanowicz comes to Light Iron from DreamWorks Animation, where she re-mastered the first three installments of the Shrek franchise and Ku Fu Panda for stereo conversion. Prior to Dreamworks, she worked in the feature film and trailer DI departments at post facilities Prime Focus and Pacific Title.
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Hollywood Post Alliance to Host Wednesday Post Pit
The Hollywood Post Alliance®, the premier trade organization of the post production industry and sponsor of the annual HPA Tech Retreat® and HPA Awards®, will host the NAB Post Pit at NAB 2011 in Las Vegas.
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Call for Entries Announced for Second Annual DAMMY Awards
Awards Recognize Excellence in Digital Asset Management
The DAMMY Awards, the first honors specifically conceived to recognize excellence in innovative digital asset management technology, have announced the Call For Entries for the Second Annual DAMMY Awards. The DAMMY's made their debut during Createasphere's Digital Asset Management Conference and Exhibition in New York in September 2010, and will return to Manhattan in 2011. The dates for the New York Createasphere Digital Asset Management Conference are September 22nd and 23rd, 2011.
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Genetic Engineering delivers collaborative workflow for Light Iron
News: Genetic Engineering delivers collaborative workflow for Light IronLeading Hollywood facility ups efficiency and flexibility with Quantel shared workflow technology
Hollywood's Light Iron has purchased a Quantel Genetic Engineering shared workflow infrastructure to augment its end-to-end file-based workflow. Light Iron's two existing Pablo 4K systems can now work with the same shared media without wasting valuable time transferring media between suites or having to manage multiple versions.
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Autodesk Technology Helps Conjure Movie Magic for Academy Award Honorees
Autodesk Celebrates Digital Artists Behind Most-Acclaimed Movies of the Year
The remarkable transformations of cityscapes in "Inception" were achieved with the help of visual effects software from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), marking the 16th consecutive year that Autodesk Digital Entertainment Creation tools were used on a Best Visual Effects Oscar–winning movie.
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NVIDIA Quadro Powers All Five Academy Award Nominees for Best Visual Effects
“Alice in Wonderland,” “Inception,” “Iron Man 2,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” and “Hereafter” Nominated for VFX Oscar
This year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expanded the Best Visual Effects category to five nominated films, and it was another clean sweep for films that relied on NVIDIA® technology—all Oscar nominees in this category were created by studios using NVIDIA® Quadro® professional graphics solutions.
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SynthEyes 2011 Dashes on Stage Offers Exciting New Texture Extraction Toolset
Andersson Technologies LLC has shipped SynthEyes 2011, which emphasizes new capabilities in set reconstruction, especially texture extraction. Texture extraction can create textures for arbitrary 3D meshes; extract textures for layered 3-D environments for compositing; create panoramic background plates, while removing moving or occluding objects or wires; or generate clean plate sequences.
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Hollywood Post Alliance® Awards Gain NAB Show Sponsorship
NAB Show Sponsors Engineering Excellence Category in Industry Award Show
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced today that the NAB Show has come on board as sponsor of the HPA® Engineering Excellence Award category in the HPA Awards.
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2010 Hollywood Post Alliance Awards Opens Ticket Sales
A Night to Celebrate Post Production On November 11th
The Hollywood Post Alliance® has announced that tickets are now available for the 2010 HPA Awards. The HPA Awards recognize the achievements of those individuals working with ingenuity and creativity behind the scenes creating motion pictures, commercials and television.
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VICON House of Moves Helps Bring NHL/Stan Lee "Guardian Project" to Life
VICON House of Moves (HOM), a leading motion capture and animation service company, was contracted by Guardian Media Entertainment (GME), a new joint venture between the National Hockey League® (NHL), SLG Entertainment led by Stan Lee of POW! Entertainment, to develop animated content for a new superhero franchise.
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Light Iron Uses Quantel Pablo to Grade “The Social Network”
Fincher’s new film about the founding of Facebook is the first feature to have originated on the RED One 4K Mysterium-X sensor.
Quantel’s Pablo 4K was recently used to perform final color grading and editorial finishing for David Fincher’s “The Social Network,” the first film originating on the RED One Mysterium-X sensor.
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Canon’s 5D Mark II DSLR Shows its Mettle During Production of "Iron Man 2"
Movies featuring comic-book superheroes are among the most popular films today, with the spectacular exploits of these colorful characters rendered more convincing than ever thanks to today’s digital imaging technologies. Among the many advanced filmmaking tools recently used by cinematographer Matthew Libatique to shoot the blockbuster hit "Iron Man 2" were Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR’s.
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NewTek Introduces LightWave™ 10
Offering its most advanced 3D technology with real-time viewport rendering, support for instant OpenGL shading views, advanced data interchange, immersive filmmaking and visualization tools
NewTek, worldwide leader of 3D animation and video products, today announced NewTek LightWave™ 10, the next generation of its Emmy® award-winning professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software.
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SynthEyes 2011 Previews at SIGGRAPH
New 2011 Release Concentrates on Set Reconstruction
Andersson Technologies LLC will be previewing the SynthEyes 2011 release of its versatile and affordable camera tracking application at SIGGRAPH Booth #1017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, July 27-29. The new release is highlighted by set reconstruction features. With the new features, visual effects artists can create 3-D models of the set on which shots were originally recorded, as an aid to adding new effects such as CGI creatures, or enhancing the appearance of the set, for example extending it or enhancing the art direction. Compositing artists can use the new features to build layered 3-D environments as well.
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Industrial Light & Magic Purchases Site Licence Of Nuke
Leading visual effects software developer, The Foundry, today announced that Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Lucasfilm Ltd’s multiple Academy Award-winning visual effects studio, has purchased a site licence of Nuke to complement its in-house pipeline.
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GenArts Expands Relationship With Lucasfilm To Advance Visual Effects Across A Diverse Range Of Entertainment Media
Companies work together to provide artists with advanced compositing tools to drive cinematic-quality effects across film, animation and games
GenArts Inc., the leading provider of specialized digital visual effects plug-in software for the film and television industries, announced today an agreement that broadens its long-standing relationship with Lucasfilm, the world’s leading film, visual effects and entertainment company.
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GenArts Brings "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" Character to Life AND Unveils New Website
Visual Effects Artists Rely on State-of-the-Art Software to Put a Face to the Name “Diamond Girl”
GenArts Inc., the leading provider of specialized digital visual effects software for the film, television and video industries, today announced that its state-of-the-art visual effects software GenArts Sapphire™ was used to create the “Diamond Girl” character in this month’s blockbuster X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The much-anticipated feature film is the latest movie to leverage Sapphire for high-quality visual effects that capture the imagination of audiences worldwide.
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Class on Demand Announces New Training Products for GenArts Sapphire™ Visual Effects Software
GenArts' Todd Prives to host the company's first self-paced training title
Class on Demand, a provider of professional educational products for creative markets, announced today it will release a new self-paced training title on the industry-leading GenArts Sapphire for Adobe® After Effects® and Apple® Final Cut Pro®. Recognized by top studios and post-production houses for its image quality, organic look, speed and intuitive controls, GenArts Sapphire provides more than 200 state-of-the-art image processing and synthesis effects plug-ins. It has been used to create some of the most exciting visual effects in countless blockbuster and Oscar-nominated films.
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Oscar Winner for Best Visual Effects 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' Shaped with Autodesk Technolog
Autodesk Applauds 81st Annual Academy Award Winners and Nominees
For the 14th consecutive year, every film nominated for the Best Visual Effects Academy Award was shaped with Autodesk, Inc. digital filmmaking tools. Autodesk congratulates Matte World Digital for its Oscar-winning visual effects work on "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button".
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Autodesk Technology Helps Shape the Summer's Hottest Films
eading Studios used Autodesk Software to Create The Happening, Hancock, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and More
Autodesk, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: ADSK) entertainment software helped leading studios create many of the summer's most popular films. Autodesk software was used throughout digital film pipelines, from pre-visualization and virtual cinematography to mastering and final animation.
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NewTek Releases LightWave 3D® v9.5 for Windows® at SIGGRAPH 2008
Achieving new levels in animation, illumination, hair and fur, rendering and workflow
NewTek Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading 3D animation and video products, today announced the release of LightWave® v9.5 for Windows®, a major update to its award-winning 3D application, LightWave 3D®.
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