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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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Canada’s Woodbine Entertainment Uses FOR-A 4K Camera for Racing Coverage of The Queen’s Plate
News: Canada’s Woodbine Entertainment Uses FOR-A 4K Camera for Racing Coverage of The Queen’s PlateKicking off the 2014 season of Canada’s Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack hosted The Queen’s Plate Stakes last month. The event is the longest continuously run stakes race in North America, and this year marked its 155th anniversary. To ensure not a moment of horseracing action was missed, production of the event included use of FOR-A’s FT-ONE 4K variable frame rate camera, used in conjunction with FOR-A’s ZE-ONE 4K extraction system.
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Music Mix Mobile Streamlines On-Location Audio Recording Workflows With Sonnet's Echo™ Express III-R and xMac™ mini Server
Compact and Portable Thunderbolt™-to-PCIe® Card Expansion Systems Join Array of Sonnet Equipment Enabling Mobile Audio Producer to Work at Maximum Efficiency
Music Mix Mobile (M3), an Emmy® and Grammy® Award-winning provider of mobile audio facilities for high-profile live entertainment events and broadcasts, has deployed Sonnet Technologies' Echo™ Express III-R and xMac™ mini Server Thunderbolt™-to-PCIe® 2.0 expansion systems in its mobile production units and portable flight pack systems. Joining a broad array of Sonnet expansion and storage solutions in use since M3's founding in 2008, the Echo Express III-R and xMac mini Server chassis offer highly reliable and scalable, yet cost-effective, means of extending and streamlining M3's on-location audio recording workflows.
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Media Links Awarded Emmy® Award for Contribution to Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 Interoperability
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has honored Media Links with a 2014 Technical & Engineering Emmy® Award for excellence in engineering creativity, innovation and vision. Media Links will receive an Emmy® award for Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 (J2K) Interoperability.
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Cogswell College's Unique MediaWorks Initiative Marks One Year Anniversary with Completed AV Projects for Real-World Clients
News: Cogswell College's Unique MediaWorks Initiative Marks One Year Anniversary with Completed AV Projects for Real-World ClientsCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, is marking the one-year anniversary of its highly successful MediaWorks initiative. MediaWorks is a project-based learning course in Cogswell’s Digital Audio Technology (DAT) program. MediaWorks produces short audiovisual pieces in collaboration with students of the Digital Art & Animation (DAA) program, for various real-world businesses and organizations based in Silicon Valley and beyond.
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BlackTrax Brings Marvel Comics Closer to its Audience at Super-Hero Speeds
News: BlackTrax Brings Marvel Comics Closer to its Audience at Super-Hero SpeedsBiggest-Ever Deployment of Realtime Motion-Tracking as Marvel Universe LIVE! Touring Arena Show Heads Out on Tour
Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Spider-Man and 20 other action heroes are all coming to an arena near you – and as a part of Feld Entertainment’s "Marvel Universe LIVE!" CAST BlackTrax motion-tracking solution is bringing these favorite Marvel comic characters to life as never before.
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Over The Air and Cable TV: Far From Dead
80% of People Still Prefer to Watch TV Programs on a Big Screen, Rather than Mobile, Tablet or PC, According to New Research from BroadStream Solutions
With many cable, satellite and TV service providers now offering consumers the opportunity to watch movies, TV shows, sports, and more on their mobile devices, industry pundits are quick to prophesize “the end of broadcast TV as we know it”. However, new research from global broadcast solutions provider BroadStream Solutions, reveals that despite the growth in TV viewing via PC, tablet and smartphones, 80% of American say they prefer to watch television, on a television.
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Camera Corps Maintains Focus on Innovation at IBC2014 with Version 3 Cricket Stump Cam
Camera Corps has chosen IBC2014 as the global launch platform for the latest version of the legendary Cricket Stump Cam which has long set the standard for capturing dynamic close-ups of major national matches and international tours.
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Vicon redefines motion capture with unprecedented new products at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Vicon redefines motion capture with unprecedented new products at SIGGRAPH 2014Launches new retargeting and solving tool and latest version of Blade software
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced the launch of two new products, Pegasus and Pegasus Advanced, a new set of retargeting and solving tools developed with IKinema, as well as Blade 3, the newest version of its industry-leading capture and data processing software at SIGGRAPH 2014 (booth #733). The products offer a new level of flexibility, accessibility and increased value for money in motion capture.
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IBC2014 Premiere for High Frame Rate 8K Television from NHK
Latest advances in 8K (Super Hi-Vision), including 120 frames a second, to be unveiled at IBC2014.
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Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"
News: Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"Proof Inc., one of the film industry's leading visualization houses, provided extensive previs and postvis services to the new Marvel Studios motion picture “Guardians of the Galaxy,” it was announced today by Proof’s Creative Director/Founder Ron Frankel. The film was released by Walt Disney Studios on August 1st.
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OTOY Unveils Holographic Video, Announces First Commercial Holographic Display for Early 2015
Ari Emanuel: “The Future of Media and Entertainment is not Going to be a Flat Screen. OTOY is Building the Content Pipeline for the Next Generation of Movies and Computer Graphics, where Immersion and Presence will be a Key Axis of the Creative Process.” Rod Roddenberry: “OTOY is Making My Father’s Vision of the "Star Trek" Holodeck a Practical Reality in our Lifetime.”
Cloud graphics company, OTOY Inc., today marked a major milestone in the future of media and entertainment, unveiling a holographic video pipeline for content creators, including the world’s first portable 360 holographic capture system and a cloud-based pipeline for creating and deploying holographic media to virtual reality and, in 2015, holographic light field displays. The pipeline enables holographic captures of real world people, objects, and environments, and one-click publishing of interactive holographic videos which are viewable on mobile devices and virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift. Forthcoming next-generation light field displays being developed by OTOY will bring commercial freestanding volumetric holographic displays to market in 2015.
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Reel FX Grows Commercial and Interactive Sales Department
News: Reel FX Grows Commercial and Interactive Sales DepartmentSummer Whitley, Will Andeer and Tina Ghezzi Join the Digital Studio
Digital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica is bolstering their Commercial and Interactive Sales Department with the additions of Summer Whitley, who will handle Commercial West Coast/Texas Sales; Will Andeer, who will handle Commercial Midwest Sales; and Tina Ghezzi, who will serve as an Interactive Account Director.
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Universal Electronics, Redefining Control at IBC 2014
Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (NASDAQ: UEIC) the worldwide leader in universal remote control technologies and control interfaces is coming to IBC2014, showcasing the latest innovations in control technology and design for home entertainment.
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A Common Thread’s Clay Staub Directs Launch Campaign for Universal Studios’ Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem Ride
News: A Common Thread’s Clay Staub Directs Launch Campaign for Universal Studios’ Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem RideDirector Applies His Visual Effects Acumen to David & Goliath’s Appealing Spot Blending Live Action and CG Minions.
A Common Thread’s Clay Staub has directed a new campaign for Universal Studios and Los Angeles agency David & Goliath that encourages park patrons to “find your inner Minion.” A bright and bubbly blend of live action, visual effects and computer animation, the spot promotes the park’s new attraction "Despicable Me: Minion" Mayhem.
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NuContext Creative Signs Award-Winning, Comedy Writer-Director Vinny Lopez to Expanding Roster of Talent
News: NuContext Creative Signs Award-Winning, Comedy Writer-Director Vinny Lopez to Expanding Roster of TalentAward-winning, comedy Writer-Director Vinny Lopez has been welcomed to the team at NuContext Creative. Led by company Founder/Executive Creative Director Angela Guice, NuContext has signed Lopez to the company’s expanding Directorial roster for national representation in television promos, commercials/advertising, and branded content.
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Shotgun Software Keeps Projects Flowing at Milk
News: Shotgun Software Keeps Projects Flowing at MilkRising VFX Studio Establishes Pipeline Around Shotgun
Independent visual effects company Milk has standardized on Shotgun for production management and tracking. Based in London, the boutique studio that recently celebrated its one-year anniversary focuses on delivering high end VFX for television and film. Milk positioned Shotgun at the heart of its workflow when establishing a VFX pipeline, and continues to increase the level of integration. Nearly all of Milk's 80 staff members use Shotgun daily particularly across production, administration and pipeline teams.
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Virginia Tech Expands Sports Production With Ikegami HDK-77EC2 Multi-Format CMOS Camera Systems
News: Virginia Tech Expands Sports Production With Ikegami HDK-77EC2 Multi-Format CMOS Camera SystemsPrecision CMOS Imagery, Extreme Reliability Make Ikegami the Choice for High-Profile Collegiate Athletics Broadcaster
At Virginia Tech, a common thread among the 31,000-strong student body is a passion for athletics as well as academics. The university's video broadcasting department has shown that it also takes its sports seriously, with the recent addition of four Ikegami HDK-77EC2 HD Native CMOS camera systems.
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OptiTrack Takes Over as Animation Market Leader; Customers Break Motion Capture Records
News: OptiTrack Takes Over as Animation Market Leader; Customers Break Motion Capture RecordsNew Customers Include Activision, Microsoft Games Studios, Eidos, Ubisoft, Crytek, DICE, and USC School of Cinematic Arts
With dozens of installations in the last six months, OptiTrack has become the motion capture technology of choice for production character animation. Many of these new adopters had capture requirements that were deemed impossible based on existing technologies, yet with OptiTrack's Prime Series cameras, exceeded expectations even in complex outdoor and large-volume shooting scenarios.
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‘And The Nominees Are…Emmys® 2014’ Exclusive Exhibition Celebrating 66TH Primetime Emmy Nominees Opens At The Hollywood Museum
News: ‘And The Nominees Are…Emmys® 2014’ Exclusive Exhibition Celebrating 66TH Primetime Emmy Nominees Opens At The Hollywood MuseumExhibition Features Costumes From More Than 20 Emmy®-Nominated Shows
Emmy® season has been sizzling in Hollywood since nominations were revealed on July 10! The Hollywood Museum, the official Museum of Hollywood, celebrates the 66th Primetime Emmy® Award nominees with an exclusive exhibition showcasing costumes, props and more from over twenty Emmy®-nominated television programs. ‘And The Nominees Are…Emmys® 2014’ will be on view at The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building located in the heart of Hollywood through Sept. 14.
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Arsenal FX Names Kira Karlstrom as Business Development Executive
News: Arsenal FX Names Kira Karlstrom as Business Development ExecutiveArsenal FX, a leading Visual Effects Post Production studio specializing in high-end commercial finishing, has appointed Kira Karlstrom as Business Development Executive. Previously, she was a Manager in the Live Events Division at Marvel Entertainment.
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ABS Lighting Grid Upgrade Improves Studio Versatility, Reduces Energy Costs For TV Tacoma
News: ABS Lighting Grid Upgrade Improves Studio Versatility, Reduces Energy Costs For TV TacomaThe production studio for TV Tacoma, a government access channel serving the City of Tacoma and Pierce County, Wash., is a lot brighter and more versatile since professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) upgraded the facility’s lighting grid. ABS removed all incandescent lights and replaced them with almost 70 Brightline daylight balanced (5600K) fluorescent and LED lighting instruments.
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No Horsing Around With Cobham’s Nano HD TX
Cobham, the RF transmission specialist company, has announced the successful deployment of its Nano HD TX wireless transmitter as part of a wireless camera facility installed by Broadcast RF for coverage of Royal Ascot and the Epsom Derby, the crown jewels of British horse racing, for Channel 4 Racing.
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Geek & Sundry’s New ‘Morganville: The Series’ Uses Blackmagic Cameras and DaVinci Resolve
News: Geek & Sundry’s New ‘Morganville: The Series’ Uses Blackmagic Cameras and DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that “Morganville,” a new digital series based on the best selling “Morganville Vampires” novels by Rachel Caine, is being shot on Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, Production Camera 4Ks and Pocket Cinema Cameras and graded using DaVinci Resolve.
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Clear-Com And Tadco Collaborate To Provide Reliable And Robust Comms Equipment For AV, House Of Worship And Live Entertainment Sectors
Tadco to serve as Clear-Com’s dedicated Live Performance distribution partner in South Africa
Clear-Com® announced today that Tadco, the South African audio distribution company, will offer the entire range of Clear-Com communications systems to the House of Worship, live entertainment and AV sectors in the Sub-Saharan African region.
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Camera Corps Across All the Action in 2014
News: Camera Corps Across All the Action in 20142014 is proving another exhilarating year for Camera Corps working in partnership with major OB specialists, production companies and broadcasters globally.
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Ten Sports Pakistan Embraced Grass Valley Solutions for 2014 FIFA World Cup Studio Production
As fans around the world gathered to cheer for their favorite teams, live production studios were relying on state-of-the-art solutions for creating engaging content, including program highlights and replays. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, supplied Ten Sports Pakistan Beam, based in Film City, Noida and owned by Zee Entertainment Ltd., with one K2 Dyno Replay System and one K2 Summit 3G Production Client for the production of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Grass Valley provided training and on-site support to ensure that Ten Sports was up and running quickly with its new solution.
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Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera Used to Shoot Action/Thriller 'Checkmate'
News: Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera Used to Shoot Action/Thriller 'Checkmate'Blackmagic Design today announced that two Blackmagic Production Camera 4Ks and a Pocket Cinema Camera were used to shoot the upcoming action/thriller “Checkmate.” Produced by LA’s Status Media & Entertainment, the film chronicles how the actions of individuals affect us all, as six people are thrown together during an elaborate bank heist where any move can alter the outcome.
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Euro Media Utilizes Grass Valley LDX Series Cameras to Bring Viewers Closer to the Action at 2014 Tour de France
News: Euro Media Utilizes Grass Valley LDX Series Cameras to Bring Viewers Closer to the Action at 2014 Tour de FranceCustom Wireless Integration Capability Enables More Installation Flexibility
The 101st running of the Tour de France covers a total distance of 3,664 kilometers through 21 stages. For the riders, the physical and mental challenges are hard to imagine. For Euro Media Group, the firm responsible for the overall wireless coverage, production challenges are also incredible. This year, to address the challenge, the company is using five brand-new LDX WorldCam cameras from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to provide up-close footage from five motorcycles that follow the action throughout each stage.
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Leading Colorist chooses Mistika for Sony's TV series “Chosen”
News: Leading Colorist chooses Mistika for Sony's TV series “Chosen”Juan Ignacio Cabrera leads the way with Mistika
Inspiring Los Angeles-based Juan Ignacio Cabrera recently handled the post production for the second and third seasons of "Chosen," the most successful show on Sony's Crackle TV network. Leading colorist Juan Ignacio Cabrera graded the series on a Mistika 4K system from SGO.
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Vicon Customers to Take Center Stage at SIGGRAPH 2014
Framestore, The Capture Lab, Bradford University, Lumiscaphe, TechViz and Autodesk to Present Motion Capture Techniques for Media, Entertainment and Product Design
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, life sciences and engineering industries, has announced a series of customer presentations that will take place at its SIGGRAPH booth (#733) on August 12-14 in Vancouver, Canada. Customers spanning media and entertainment, education and virtual product design will share their motion capture expertise and provide insight into their latest projects. Vicon will also unveil groundbreaking new products, and enhancements to its existing motion capture software.
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Silicon Valley Comes to Hollywood – Well Burbank anyway!
News: Silicon Valley Comes to Hollywood – Well Burbank anyway!Ever Wondered How Quickly Digital Technology is Transforming Content Creation and Delivery? Well Wonder No More. Come Along to The Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel on Thursday July 24Th and Enjoy a Day of Unbridled Geek Speak and Fun Filled Tlas.
At the Burbank Marriot on Thursday July 24 from 11am to 7pm, Blackmagic Design and its strategic partners will be hosting an event highlighting the convergence of digital and broadcast technologies and their impact on the Media & Entertainment (M&E) Industry. This is your chance to catch up on the latest developments in M&E technology and see the complete range of Blackmagic Design solutions for broadcast, post-production and live events.
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Jaguars to Unveil World’s Largest Video Boards
News: Jaguars to Unveil World’s Largest Video BoardsJaguars and Troika Partner to Re-Imagine the In-Stadium Experience
EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, will unveil approximately $63 million in enhancements to the public this Saturday evening with an event that promises to offer be one of the more memorable moments in the history of the city and stadium.
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Professional Wireless Systems Sets The Stage With Wireless Equipment Package And Frequency Coordination Services For Univision’s "Premios Juventud"
News: Professional Wireless Systems Sets The Stage With Wireless Equipment Package And Frequency Coordination Services For Univision’s "Premios Juventud"When the world’s biggest Spanish-speaking celebrities gathered in Miami for the 10th annual "Premios Juventud" awards show on July 17 at the BankUnited Center, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) was once again backstage with a custom RF entertainment and intercom package to manage frequency coordination for the festivities.
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Monkeyhead Helps 'Untie The Knot' For Bravo
News: Monkeyhead Helps 'Untie The Knot' For BravoMotion Design Studio Creates Eye-Catching Show Open For New Reality Show
Divorce is always complicated, as the new Bravo reality series “Untying The Knot” can attest. Equally complex is the 15-second show open created by the award-winning motion design studio Monkeyhead, led by Creative Director Josh Sahley, who crafted an open that perfectly captures the characters that drive the show.
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Dr. Andrew Cross Named President of NewTek
News: Dr. Andrew Cross Named President of NewTekTriCaster’s Chief Architect will Set Strategic Direction for the Company
NewTek™ today announced that Dr. Andrew Cross has been named president of NewTek with responsibility for the overall strategic direction of the company’s video business. Dr. Cross will retain his current title and duties as chief technology officer and report to NewTek chief executive officer, Jim Plant. Dr. Cross joined NewTek in 1998 as a senior software engineer and after several promotions was named chief technology officer in 2010. His technology leadership and guidance shaped the initial concept and development of the TriCaster multi-camera live video production system, which has evolved into the global gold standard for integrated live video production and streaming. Other key products among the more than 50 shipped under his direction include the NewTek Video Toaster and 3Play integrated sports productions systems.
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Bexel Expands Inventory with $13 Million Investment to Support 2014 FIFA World Cup™ and Beyond
Company Upgrades Key Products to Service US Rights Holders' Host Coverage
Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, recently completed a major inventory upgrade to support the company’s extensive installations for both the Spanish and English-speaking U.S. rights holders at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. The $13 million investment increases Bexel’s service offering of products in several key areas, including camera systems, switchers and routers, and servers.
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2014 Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference Show Report
ETIA 2014 Overview
Showcasing the state of the art in technologies for providing entertainment over digital infrastructures, the second Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference was jointly sponsored by SMPTE and Stanford's Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN). On June 17 and 18, attendees gathered in the Nvidia Auditorium in the Huang Engineering Building on the Stanford campus to hear presentations from more than 50 industry experts. These visionaries shared their insights on best practices and future challenges for serving the entertainment needs of consumers worldwide over IP-based infrastructure — most commonly using the Internet.
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Sandblast Productions Brings Sound to the 2014 ESPYS
At the 2014 ESPYS tonight in Los Angeles, entertainment and sports celebrities will gather to celebrate the year’s major sports achievements. Sandblast Productions provided sound design and mixing services for nearly all the videos that will be shown at the awards ceremony to commemorate the most unforgettable sports moments and athletes of 2014.
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Ross Video: What’s New At IBC 2014
News: Ross Video: What’s New At IBC 2014Since last IBC, Ross Video has expanded dramatically with 4 corporate acquisitions in the areas of routing, news and prompting software, augmented reality and mobile production and a wide array of new production focused products and services as well as the addition of almost 100 new employees. This IBC, Ross is celebrating its 40th anniversary, sporting a new look with a modernized corporate logo and the updated tagline: “Production Technology Experts”. Following is a brief outline of just some of the things to expect from Ross on the stand at IBC in September – and as always, there will be a few last minute surprises announced closer to show time.
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TNDV Upgrades Production Quality for University Graduation Ceremonies
News: TNDV Upgrades Production Quality for University Graduation CeremoniesMobile Production Specialist Captures, Magnifies and Streams Vanderbilt and University of Virginia Commencements in HD
Mobile production is most often associated with the world of sports and large entertainment events, but a growing contingent of non-broadcast organizations are looking to outside production teams to increase quality and expand audience reach.
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DNA Director Rich Lee and Questlove Shine the Spotlight on Creatives for Honda
News: DNA Director Rich Lee and Questlove Shine the Spotlight on Creatives for HondaDNA Director Rich Lee teamed up with Muse Communications and musician Questlove to show the creative side of the 2015 Honda Fit in “Meant For You. Fit For You.”
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"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Scores Emmy Nomination For Outstanding Main Title Design
News: "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"  Scores Emmy Nomination For Outstanding Main Title DesignBig Block Design Group/BBDG Team Is Recognized for Epic Cosmos Show Open
The creative team at Big Block Design Group/BBDG were recognized for their main title design for "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" with a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Main Title Design.
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Globosat Kicks Off World Cup With Help From Ross Video
News: Globosat Kicks Off World Cup With Help From Ross VideoToday, Ross Video announced that Globosat is using Ross Video products to deliver exciting, high-quality coverage of the 2014 World Cup. Launched in 1991, Globosat leads the Brazilian pay TV market and has 33 channels and more than 1,800 employees. Globosat delivers entertainment, information, and leisure programming via channels including Rede Telecine, SporTV, GNT, Multishow, Globonews, Viva, Gloob, +Globosat, Universal Channel and Canal Brazil.
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Bexel Scores with FIFA World Cup Games
With almost a third of the world’s population predicted to tune in to watch one or more of the FIFA World Cup soccer matches, the tournament has become one of the biggest international broadcasts of all time. So when the English speaking U.S. broadcast rights holder wanted to build temporary studio production facilities in Rio de Janeiro, they turned to Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions.
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Filmlight’s Baselight Helps Encore finish House of Cards Season Two in 4K
News: Filmlight’s Baselight Helps Encore finish House of Cards Season Two in 4KThe second season of House of Cards, the political drama from Netflix, was released on 14 February 2014. For the first time, 4K and Ultra HD were among the deliverables from post-production and VFX company Encore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company.
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"The Wizard of Oz FAQ" by David J. Hogan
News: "The Wizard of Oz FAQ"  by David J. HoganNow Available From Applause Theatre and Cinema Books
Just in time for the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz's" Hollywood debut comes "The Wizard of Oz FAQ" (July 15, Applause Books, $24.99). This addition to the FAQ series is a fact-filled celebration of the beloved 1939 fantasy masterpiece starring Judy Garland. It's all here – from L. Frank Baum and his Oz novels to the complete background story of the movie's conception, development, and shoot, with special attention given to the little-known parade of uncredited directors, casting difficulties, and on-set accidents and gaffes, as well as more than 75 sidebars devoted to key cast members, directors, and other behind-the-scenes personnel.
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Advertising Agency AV Squad Adds Award-Winning Staff to Roster
Award-winning Director and Creative Director Peter McKeon and Executive Producer Teresa Antista have joined the broadcast & commercial division of creative advertising agency AV Squad.
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ABS To Address 4K Technology Questions During Free Open House
Professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced a free 4K Open House at its offices in SeaTac on July 17, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a number of vendors at the event, including Adobe, AJA Video Systems, Elemental Technologies, Four Winds Interactive, FUJINON, Infortrend, Quantum, Planar and Sony. Lunch will be provided for registered attendees.
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Visual Unity Strengthens its International Sales Team
The Leading OTT/OVP Provider Announces a Number of Key Appointments in North America, Europe and and Asia.
With an investment cushion of $7.2 million, OTT platform provider Visual Unity is now in a formidable position to significantly strengthen is staff infrastructure in key international markets.
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Encore Deploys Global Post Workflow for Fox’s “24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY”
News: Encore Deploys Global Post Workflow for Fox’s “24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY”London and Los Angeles Facilities Deliver On-Site Dailies Through Finishing
Heroic agent Jack Bauer is back in Fox's series event "24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY," with on-site dailies and post production services for all 12 episodes being completed by Encore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company. Shot in London, Encore's local office manages the dailies workflow, then pipes footage back to Encore Hollywood for online editing, coloring and finishing.
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Camera Corps Captures Isle of Man TT Excitement for North One Television
News: Camera Corps Captures Isle of Man TT Excitement for North One TelevisionOver 25 cameras and solid-state recorders from Camera Corps captured the excitement of 2014 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy motorcycle races during the two-week event from Saturday May 24 to Friday June 6. Working in close partnership with North One Television for ITV 4, Camera Corps provided a wide range of specialised equipment including forward and rear-facing motorcycle-mounted cameras, approach and recede kerb-cams and various high-level wide-angle cameras around the course. Multiple HD on-board mini cams also provided driver's-eye views of Mark Higgins' record-breaking lap of the course in a Subaru WRX STi.
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Avid Connects Professional Editing Community Through Support of EditFest London
Respected Industry Event Brings Together an Array of BAFTA®, Oscar® and Emmy® Award-Winning and Nominated Editors
For the second year running, Avid® (OTC:AVID) has signed on as a platinum supporter for the America Cinema Editors (ACE) society's EditFest London taking place at the BFI Southbank on Saturday, 21 June. The event brings together a world-class line-up of editors, providing both established and aspiring film professionals with a rare opportunity to hear the most compelling artists talk about their work and interact with them in an intimate theater setting.
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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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DNA’s Christopher Sims Directs Galaxy 11 Campaign for Samsung
News: DNA’s Christopher Sims Directs Galaxy 11 Campaign for SamsungDNA director Christopher Sims teams up with R/GA and internationally celebrated choreographer Jamaica Craft to deliver an inspiring spot for the "Samsung Galaxy 11" campaign centered around football.
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tvONE Showcases Newly Enhanced Magenta MultiView II DVI RX at InfoComm
tvONE, a leading designer and manufacturer of cutting-edge video processing equipment, will showcase the new Magenta MultiView II DVI Receiver at InfoComm.
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RCS Bullet Systems Fuel On-Air Graphics for 2014 World Cup™ Broadcasts
News: RCS Bullet Systems Fuel On-Air Graphics for 2014 World Cup™ BroadcastsReality Check Systems' (RCS) mobile Bullet graphics solutions hit the field last week as televised coverage of the 2014 World Cup™ kicked off from Brazil. Two of world's largest sports programming networks, including Univision Deportes, enlisted RCS' Bullets to power compelling graphics for live studio programming during the tournament, held June 12 to July 13, 2014. Univision's four Bullet systems, which the network recently installed in its newly built Brazil-based mini-studio, are being used throughout the tournament to handle real-time graphics needs on site.
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Plasma TV Launches In Argentina with Ikegami HDK-95C Cameras
News: Plasma TV Launches In Argentina with Ikegami HDK-95C CamerasPlasma TV, a new mobile production provider, has launched its services in Mendoza, Argentina. Their first truck has debuted equipped with five Ikegami HDK-95C Full Digital HDTV portable CMOS camera systems.
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New PESA Xstream Live Mobile Video App Provides Enriched User Directed Experience
News: New PESA Xstream Live Mobile Video App Provides Enriched User Directed ExperiencePESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of professional audio and video distribution solutions, will demonstrate PESA Xstream Live, a new streaming app for Android and iOS smart devices, at InfoComm 2014 (Booth C6014), which runs June 18-20 in Las Vegas, Nev. Working in conjunction with the PESA Xstream C58 streaming appliance, the new mobile app allows users to manage their own viewing experience from multiple live video feeds.
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LightWave 3D Group and Sketchfab Create a Free Plug-in to Interactively Share and Publish 3D Models Online
News: LightWave 3D Group and Sketchfab Create a Free Plug-in to Interactively Share and Publish 3D Models OnlineNew Plug-In for LightWave 3D Software Creates a Seamless Path for Content Creators To Export 3D Models to the Sketchfab Web Platform
The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., has teamed up with Sketchfab Inc. to deliver a free plug-in for LightWave 3D software version 11.5 or higher that seamlessly exports 3D models from LightWave to Sketchfab, a popular online web platform that allows users to publish, share, embed, and view interactive 3D models in real time.
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Bexel Takes Univision from Burbank to Brazil for 2014 FIFA World Cup
Company Delivers Complete Broadcast Backbone for Network’s Extensive Coverage from Rio de Janeiro
Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, is furnishing a complete production environment for Univision’s broadcast of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Faced with the largest remote production the network has ever undertaken, Univision turned to Bexel to design the system being used in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. To ensure that everything will work seamlessly for the month-long summer event, a senior team of engineers, IT experts, and senior executives travelled from Univision’s Miami, Fla., headquarters to Burbank, Calif., to collaborate closely on the process with the team from Bexel.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Range Of Digital Microwave Video Systems Heats Up Broadcastasia 2014
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT)  Range Of Digital Microwave Video Systems Heats Up Broadcastasia 2014Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, brings its state-of-the-art Nucomm and RF Central digital microwave video systems to BroadcastAsia 2014, Asia’s leading event for the broadcast and entertainment industry (Booth #5D1-07).
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Unified Video Technologies Powers Interactive, Second Screen FIFA World Cup Broadcasts for Televisa
News: Unified Video Technologies Powers Interactive, Second Screen FIFA World Cup Broadcasts for TelevisaUNIV’s iVE Platform Enables Mexico’s Largest Broadcasters to Power a Thrilling Interactive Video Experience on Mobile Devices
Unified Video Technologies (UNIV), a provider of complete media ecosystems and software services for broadcasters, enterprises and the entertainment industry, is bringing fans in Mexico closer to the FIFA World Cup action with its interactive iVE second screen platform. Grupo Televisa (NYSE; TV), the largest media conglomerate in Latin America, will use iVE to power live broadcasts of World Cup games and events using a 360-degree surround, interactive video experience to viewers at home or on the move.
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The AICP Next Awards Premiere At The NYU Skirball Center
The AICP Next Awards debuted tonight at The NYU Skirball Center in New York City. The AICP Next Awards is one of the tent pole events of AICP Week – which also includes the AICP Directors Lectures Series at MoMA, and the premiere of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial. Gerry Graf, Founder/Chief Creative Officer of Barton F. Graf 9000, served as this year’s AICP Next Awards Judging Chair.
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Sandblast Productions Opens Sound Studios At 1650 Broadway
Sandblast Blends Art and Technology to Define Sound
Sandblast Productions has opened a new facility at historic 1650 Broadway where its team of musicians and audio engineers will blend art and technology to help clients tell stories with compelling music, distinctive sound design, state-of- the-art mixing and Grammy Award-winning audio restoration.
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Nice Shoes Opens Its New Creative Studio
News: Nice Shoes Opens Its New Creative StudioNice Shoes announces the opening of the Nice Shoes Creative Studio, headed by Executive Producer Geraint Owen. Joining Owen are newly signed Creative Director/Director James Coulson, Creative Director/Director Harry Dorrington and VFX/Animation Director Steve Parish. Nice Shoes, entering its 18th year as a leader in color grading and finishing, has expanded creative capabilities and constructed an entirely new workspace for the Creative Studio team in the company’s NYC office.
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LightWave 3D Group Teams Up with “Space Command” Creators to Launch the Ultimate 3D Spaceship Challenge
News: LightWave 3D Group Teams Up with “Space Command” Creators to Launch the Ultimate 3D Spaceship ChallengeThe LightWave 3D Space Command Challenge is on! Design Spaceships in LightWave3D Software for a Chance to be Featured with Full Screen Credits in the Upcoming Space Command Movie
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today it has teamed up with Marc Scott Zicree’s "Space Command" franchise to deliver the ultimate sci-fi challenge to the LightWave 3D community—The LightWave 3D "Space Command" Challenge. Artists will have the opportunity to design spaceships that will be featured in the upcoming "Space Command" movie—winning artists will receive full screen credits and an invitation to be top-level modelers on the “Space Command” project. The deadline for the competition is July 31, 2014. Winning designs will be announced August 2014.
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New PESA Xstream C22 Compact Streaming System Offers Flexible AV Configurations for Sharing Content
News: New PESA Xstream C22 Compact Streaming System Offers Flexible AV Configurations for Sharing ContentPESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of professional audio and video distribution solutions, will introduce its PESA Xstream C22 compact streaming system at InfoComm 2014 (Booth C6014), which runs June 18-20 in Las Vegas, Nev. The latest addition to the PESA Xstream family of multi-channel HD IP streaming devices, the C22 includes I/O options for standalone streaming applications or as part of a larger hybrid broadcast system.
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Pixeldust Studios Expands Creative Production Capabilities and Names Emmy Award Winner Lori Butterfield as SVP, Creative Content & Development
News: Pixeldust Studios Expands Creative Production Capabilities and Names Emmy Award Winner Lori Butterfield as SVP, Creative Content & DevelopmentPixeldust Studios, a multi-award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio, is expanding its creative production capabilities to now include providing clients with innovative script-to-screen video production and interactive design. While animation and visual effects will remain at the core of the company’s business, Pixeldust will begin to leverage its in-house creative talent and newly expanded resources to deliver original, high quality digital content and products to meet the growing demand for such content across television, the web, videogames, and mobile devices.
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Litepanels Introduces ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color Fixture
News: Litepanels Introduces ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color FixtureCompany Raises the Bar with Next Generation LED Panel Series
Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, is introducing its new ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color panel at Cine Gear Expo (Booth 64) in Los Angeles on June 6-7. Building on the legacy of the company’s original 1x1 fixture, which revolutionized the lighting industry, the ASTRA 1x1 sets a new standard for the form and function of professional LED panels. Following the Litepanels tradition of a one square foot form factor, the ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color offers a light output that is up to four times brighter than the company’s traditional 1x1 Bi-Color fixture, high CRI (Color Rendering Index), and user-selectable active or passive cooling modes.
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ShootersINC Welcomes Nick Litwinko as Managing Director of ShootersNYC, DIVE & BIGSMACK
News: ShootersINC Welcomes Nick Litwinko as Managing Director of ShootersNYC, DIVE & BIGSMACKShootersINC has welcomed Nick Litwinko as Managing Director of ShootersNYC, DIVE & BIGSMACK. The announcement was made this morning by ShootersINC President Ray Carballada, who notes that Litwinko will be overseeing the management of these three divisions, as well as continuing to grow the company’s overall presence in New York.
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Composer Bob Farnsworth of Nashville's Hummingbird Productions Writes Historic "Greatest Generation" Anthem for 70th Anniversary of D DAY Concerts
News: Composer Bob Farnsworth of Nashville's Hummingbird Productions Writes Historic "Greatest Generation" Anthem for 70th Anniversary of D DAY ConcertsBob Farnsworth, Award-winning composer and founder of Hummingbird Productions, one of America’s leading producers of original music and sound design for the advertising, entertainment, and multi-media industries, has written a remarkable new anthem entitled “The Greatest Generation.” The new song will be performed by Helen Patton, the granddaughter of legendary World War II General George S. Patton, during two special concerts in Normandy, France (June 5 & June 7) which will be commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the infamous D-Day Invasion.
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DaVinci Resolve Used by Deluxe’s EC3 for Near Set Dailies Grading on “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
News: DaVinci Resolve Used by Deluxe’s EC3 for Near Set Dailies Grading on “X-Men: Days of Future Past”Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve was used by EC3 dailies colorist Adrian DeLude for near set dailies grading on the Twentieth Century Fox blockbuster “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” EC3, part of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group's near set dailies offering, harnesses the technology and personnel of post houses EFILM and Company 3 to create custom configured dailies solutions for feature films.
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MPC Creative Directs an Imaginative Dream World for RE/MAX
News: MPC Creative Directs an Imaginative Dream World for RE/MAXLeo Burnett approached MPC Creative to produce, direct, and develop the visual effects for an all-new RE/MAX advertising campaign. Taking advantage of all pre-production, production and VFX disciplines under one roof, MPC LA’s in-house talent, directors Dan Marsh and Paul O’Shea, led the creation of the spectacular campaign illustrating how our dreams and reality coincide with a little guidance from the global real-estate franchisor.
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DNA Signs Director Ethan Lader
News: DNA Signs Director Ethan LaderLive-action production company DNA has signed director Ethan Lader to its award-winning roster of filmmakers. Lader is a highly sought-after director and brings an imaginative style to DNA, helping to solidify the company’s position as one of the most creative, artistically-minded and experienced production teams in the industry.
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wysiwyg Makes Light of Macao’s ‘Rhythm of Life’ Celebration
News: wysiwyg Makes Light of Macao’s ‘Rhythm of Life’ CelebrationThe ability of CAST Software’s wysiwyg pre-visualization solution to enable unique creative event ideas – while saving time and money – has been perfectly showcased by "The Rhythm Of Life," a majestically colourful multimedia show held in Macao’s ancient city centre.
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Tekserve, Avid And Apple Present Avid Everywhere Workshop
Experts and Customers to Explore Avid’s New Collaborative Editing Solutions on Thursday, June 5, 2014
Tekserve, a leading provider of technology solutions for creative professionals, along with Avid and Apple is pleased to present an exclusive Avid Everywhere workshop, “Discover the Power of Collaborative Workflows” on June 5 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the French Institute, Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street in Manhattan. Jeff Rosica, Avid’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations will share an exclusive look at Avid Everywhere, Avid’s vision for the future of the media industry.
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FOR-A To Highlight New Version Of FT-One 4K Super Slow Mo Camera And File Converter At Cine Gear EXPO 2014
News: FOR-A To Highlight New Version Of FT-One 4K Super Slow Mo Camera And File Converter At Cine Gear EXPO 2014FOR-A Corporation of America plans to showcase the newest version of its FT-ONE full 4K super slow motion camera at the upcoming Cine Gear Expo, taking place June 5-8 at The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood.
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NuContext Creative Takes on Rockhard Directorial Roster For TV Promos/Branded Content; Completes “Big Freedia: Queen Of Bounce” Season 2 Campaign
News: NuContext Creative Takes on Rockhard Directorial Roster For TV Promos/Branded Content; Completes “Big Freedia: Queen Of Bounce” Season 2 CampaignLed by Company Founder/Executive Creative Director Angela Guice, NuContext Creative has taken on the Rockhard Directorial roster for representation in television promos and branded content. Together, NuContext and Rockhard Director Robert Hales have just completed the Season 2 launch campaign for “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce,” Fuse’s number one original series of all time.
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The Art Directors Guild GALLERY 800 Announces “THE OLD WEST & THE NEW WEST” Art Exhibit
News: The Art Directors Guild GALLERY 800 Announces “THE OLD WEST & THE NEW WEST” Art ExhibitOpens Saturday, May 31, 2014 with a Hosted Reception
The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) Gallery 800, announces its fourth art exhibition of 2014, "The Old West & The New West," opening Saturday, May 31, 2014 with a hosted reception from 5-8:00 p.m. where the public will have the opportunity to meet the artists and preview their art.
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Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and OConnor Keep "The Americans" Camera Department on the Move
News: Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and OConnor Keep "The Americans" Camera Department on the MoveCrew Chooses Vitec Videocom Brands for Second Season
The camera crew behind the hit FX TV series "The Americans" chose Vitec Videocom brands to support the production through its second season. The show’s cinematographer Richard Rutkowski, and camera assistants Brendan K. Russell and Rory Hanrahan, rely on Anton/Bauer batteries and chargers, Litepanels LED lights, and OConnor fluid heads and tripods for their reliability and durability during stage and location shoots, which helps keep the show on pace and on budget.
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Turner Studios Selects Pablo Rio for High Quality Color and Finishing
Leading US Production and Creative Services Facility Invests in Quantel
Atlanta-based Turner Studios, a full-service production division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) has purchased a Pablo Rio high quality color and finishing system. The system will provide comprehensive post production and creative services to all of Turner's Entertainment Networks including TBS, TNT, TCM, Cartoon Network and Turner Sports. Turner Studios has also purchased a Neo Nano panel for enhanced color control.
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GTC Announces Award Winners 2014
Distinguished camera-work in current war zones was honoured at the Guild of Television Cameramen’s 42nd Awards of Camera Excellence on Sunday May 18. The awards were presented at The Great Barn in Upper Aynho, Oxfordshire. Guest of Honour, Jeremy Thompson, news-presenter and anchor of Sky News at Five, spoke about the contribution of cameramen in television.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Highlights Best-Selling RF Central microLITE Transmitters At KOBA 2014
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Highlights Best-Selling RF Central microLITE Transmitters At KOBA 2014Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, demonstrates its complete family of RF Central microLite HD Transmitters at KOBA 2014. IMT will exhibit as part of KOIL’s booth display (Booth A173). As IMT’s long-time regional distributor, KOIL has supported the growth of IMT’s RF systems in the area for more than 20 years.
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Hummingbird Productions Founder/Creative Director Bob Farnsworth to Deliver "Hearing Is Believing" TEDXFRONTRANGE Talk in Colorado, May 22
News: Hummingbird Productions Founder/Creative Director Bob Farnsworth to Deliver "Hearing Is Believing" TEDXFRONTRANGE Talk in Colorado, May 22Bob Farnsworth, CEO, Founder and Creative Director with Hummingbird Productions, one of America’s leading producers of original music and sound design for the advertising, entertainment, and multi-media industries, will be a featured guest speaker during an upcoming TEDx FrontRange talk.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Range Of Digital Microwave Video Systems at KOBA 2014
Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, showcases its state-of-the-art digital microwave video systems for portable and fixed-link applications from its Nucomm and RF Central brands at KOBA 2014. IMT will exhibit as part of KOIL’s booth display (Booth A173). As IMT’s long-time regional distributor, KOIL has supported the growth of IMT’s RF systems in the area for more than 20 years.
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TNDV Applies Diverse Mobile Production Skillset for Academy of Country Music Events
News: TNDV Applies Diverse Mobile Production Skillset for Academy of Country Music EventsSpecialist Tackles Live Broadcast, Live Image Magnification and “Live To Tape” Projects Simultaneously in Las Vegas
TNDV has five mobile production trucks and several flypacks crossing the country every week, with production teams working across multiple cities and locations on any given day. Occasionally, the stars align and several TNDV productions converge on the same city on the same date. This was the case in April, when the company sent its two largest trucks and a flypack to Las Vegas for three shoots, each with very diverse production requirements across live TV, post and professional AV environments.
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SMPTE® and SCIEN Continue to Drive Groundbreaking Discourse With 2014 ETIA Conference Program
'Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age' Will Draw Hollywood and Silicon Valley Together to Examine Key Issues in Internet-Based Media Delivery
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN) have released details on the second annual "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age" (ETIA) conference, beginning June 18 at Stanford University's Palo Alto, California, campus.
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The Wizard of Oz FAQ by David J. Hogan
News: The Wizard of Oz FAQ by David J. HoganJust in time for the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz's Hollywood" debut comes "The Wizard of Oz FAQ" (July 15, Applause Books, $24.99). This addition to the FAQ series is a fact-filled celebration of the beloved 1939 fantasy masterpiece starring Judy Garland. It's all here – from L. Frank Baum and his Oz novels to the complete background story of the movie's conception, development, and shoot, with special attention given to the little-known parade of uncredited directors, casting difficulties, and on-set accidents and gaffes, as well as more than 75 sidebars devoted to key cast members, directors, and other behind-the-scenes personnel.
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Heavy Weather: Technicolor – PostWorks New York Completes Post for “Noah”
News: Heavy Weather: Technicolor – PostWorks New York Completes Post for “Noah”In its Third Collaboration with Darren Aronofsky, The New York Post Facility Manages a Film Based Workflow and Intensive Grading Sessions for Biblical Epic.
Technicolor-PostWorks New York marked its third collaboration with Darren Aronofsky in providing post production services for "Noah," the director’s epic inspired by the story of Noah in the Old Testament. The facility provided everything from 35mm film processing to editorial conforming and final color grading. Technicolor-PostWorks played a similar role on Aronofsky’s films "The Wrestler" and "Black Swan," but "Noah’s" complex visuals made it the largest feature film post production project ever undertaken in New York.
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BLIND Boosts Midwest Sales with KK & Joanna
Completes New Work for Sears and Chicago Agency mcgarrybowen.
Award-winning motion graphics, design and animation studio BLIND has retained KK & Joanna for representation in the Midwest. Principals Kristina “KK” Kovacevic and Joanna Miller will pursue advertising assignments for BLIND in Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis and other markets in the region. The relationship has already born fruit in the form of a project for Sears and Chicago agency mcgarrybowen. Other projects are in bidding and planning stages.
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LightWave 3D SIGGRAPH 2014 Live Stream Call for Content
The LightWave 3D Group is gearing up for its SIGGRAPH 2014 Live Stream and is looking to feature video, tutorials, demo reels, project and interview of 3D artists and studios using LightWave 3D software. Deadline for submissions is June 19, 2014.
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Tekserve To Host Gathering Of The Gear Event At Retail Store
Audio Technology Fair Gives Customers Unique Access to Top Audio Vendors on Thursday, May 22, 2014
Tekserve, a leading provider of technology solutions for creative professionals is hosting its "Gathering of the Gear" event, an audio fair on Thursday, May 22, 2014, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event, with support by media partner WBGO, will take place at the Tekserve retail store, located at 119 West 23rd Street in New York City.
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Foxtel Australia Expands Mediaproxy LogServer Installation New IP based system to log and monitor over 200 channels
Mediaproxy announced it has worked closely with Foxtel to upgrade and expand the existing LogServer installation to deliver the next generation logging and monitoring system in its Sydney based facility. A total of over 200 HD and SD channels will be recorded and monitored with Mediaproxy's industry leading system. LogServer will provide several qualities of service and compliance applications by monitoring all of its television services.
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Telestream Features Vantage HEVC, 4K, and Cloud at BroadcastAsia2014
File-based video transcoding and workflow automation products offer advanced HEVC and 4K support, pristine quality and exceptional speeds - demonstrations in Techtel and Magna Systems booths
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that its software-based Vantage video transcoding and workflow automation products will be featured in Techtel (S.E, Asia) Pte Ltd booth 5J3-03 and Magna Systems & Engineering booth 5B2-02 at BroadcastAsia2014 which takes place June 17-20 in Singapore. Telestream will demonstrate the latest file formats and technologies, including HEVC and 4K, transcoding and packaging for multiplatform distribution, and the ability to quickly respond to fluctuating needs in the cloud.
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Sony Pictures Imageworks and Sony Pictures Post Production Services Establish New Workflow Technologies for "THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2™"
News: Sony Pictures Imageworks and Sony Pictures Post Production Services Establish New Workflow Technologies for "THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2™"Visual Effects, Post Production Sound and Colorworks Work as One Team.
Columbia Pictures’ "THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2™" marks not only the return of the world’s greatest superhero but also the culmination of a groundbreaking collaboration between visual effects, sound and post production teams from Sony Pictures Entertainment.
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GTC Sets Focus on A Day in the Country for 2014 Awards Day
News: GTC Sets Focus on A Day in the Country for 2014 Awards DayThe Guild of Television Cameramen returns to the grounds of Aynho Park in Oxfordshire on Sunday May 18 for its 42nd Annual General Meeting and GTC Awards Day. The event will include presentations of the GTC's Television Cameraman's Award ('TiCA'), the Mike Baldock Award, Seals of Approval for equipment innovation and Awards for Excellence.
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Camera Corps Announces MeerCat Miniature HD Broadcast Camera
News: Camera Corps Announces MeerCat Miniature HD Broadcast CameraCamera Corps announces a major new addition to its range of speciality cameras. The MeerCat fulfils the need for a very high quality miniature HD broadcast camera which can be mounted practically anywhere without being visible to other cameras or to an audience.
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Make-Up Artists And Hair Stylists Guild Awards Set For Saturday, February 14, 2015
Timeline For Awards Announced
The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE Local 706) Awards honoring outstanding achievements for make-up artists and hair stylists in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater will take place on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Paramount Studios, it was announced today by IATSE Local 706 President Susan Cabral-Ebert.
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Calibre brings real-world innovation to InfoComm 2014
Focus on Media, Events and Entertainment Applications
Calibre UK, the creator of multiple award-winning scalers and processors for the professional audio visual market will exhibit at InfoComm 2014, 18-20th June, Las Vegas Convention Centre (Booth C7541). The booth will be co-branded Calibre and Kramer Electronics in recognition of the two companies’ strategic partnership launched in 2013.
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