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The Mill Announces New Investment for Mill Color
News: The Mill Announces New Investment for Mill ColorThe Mill Announces New Investment for Mill Color, with Three New Color Talent Hires, Promotions and the Launch of New York’s First Dedicated Commercials 4K Suite
Mill Color is thrilled to announce the expansion of its globally renowned colorist team by introducing three new hires across its US studios. Mill Color in New York welcomes Aline Sinquin as senior colorist with Dave Ludlam joining Mill LA, also in the role of senior colorist. Coinciding with the arrival is the hire of Thatcher Peterson as executive producer color in the Los Angeles Mill studio.
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Team Detroit Selects RingSide Creative, Flavor, Dictionary Films and Cutters to Showcase Ford 2015 Super Duty in Bold New Style
News: Team Detroit Selects RingSide Creative, Flavor, Dictionary Films and Cutters to Showcase Ford 2015 Super Duty in Bold New StyleThe end-to-end commercial design and production teams comprised of affiliated companies RingSide Creative and Cutters Studios divisions Flavor, Cutters and Dictionary Films are very proud to detail their contributions to a new national spot for Ford Motor Company from Team Detroit. Entitled "Front and Back," the :30 spot extends the long-running Ford Trucks "Rant" campaign with a bold, powerful homage to heroism and reliability, using a hybrid design and animation style and original live-action footage shot on-location in Los Angeles. The spot debuted nationally earlier this month and will continue to air in targeted placements online, during high-profile broadcasts and on cable.
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Encore Taps Jennifer Tellefsen for VP, VFX Role
News: Encore Taps Jennifer Tellefsen for VP, VFX RolePost production and visual effects company Encore has appointed Jennifer Tellefsen (JT) as Vice President of Business Development, VFX for Encore offices worldwide. Having served as VP of Business Development, Post at the Hollywood location since 2009, JT helped Encore complete its transition to file-based workflows and will now focus on piloting the company's thriving visual effects department under SVP, VFX, Tom Kendall.
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Gasket Studios Creates Breathtaking, New Logo Animation For Activision’s Sierra Games
News: Gasket Studios Creates Breathtaking, New Logo Animation For Activision’s Sierra GamesGasket Studios (the design, visual effects and animation studio) is finishing up Summer 2014 with a new logo animation for Activision and its re-launched brand: Sierra Games. The breathtaking logo animation was unveiled at Gamescom 2014 when Activision announced the newest Sierra Games, a re-imagined King’s Quest as well as "Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions."
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Hooligan Connects with karlssonwilker to Create Radiant Music Video for “Mexico” by GusGus
News: Hooligan Connects with karlssonwilker to Create Radiant Music Video for “Mexico” by GusGusHooligan, a creative post-production boutique that specializes in artistic offline editing and visual effects, recently collaborated with New York-based design studio karlssonwilker to create the anamorphic music video for “Mexico,” the title track from GusGus’s ninth studio album via Kompakt Records.
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Blackmagic Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve 11 Used on Owl City “Wolf Bite” Music Video
News: Blackmagic Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve 11 Used on Owl City “Wolf Bite” Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that the music visualizer for Owl City’s newest track, “Wolf Bite,” was shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (EF) and color graded on DaVinci Resolve 11. The video is one of the first projects in the world to be finished on the newest version of DaVinci Resolve.
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Translation Delivers Perfectly I’mperfect Campaign For American Eagle Outfitters
News: Translation Delivers Perfectly I’mperfect Campaign For American Eagle OutfittersTranslation has launched a new campaign for American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), having recently been tapped by the specialty apparel retailer for the 2014 Back-to-School season. Entitled “I’MPERFECT,” the work takes a defiant stance against the one-size-fits-all beauty paradigm embraced by other fashion brands. The campaign insight taps into AEO’s long-standing role as a true champion for the democratization of denim, offering 22 fits, 81 washes, and 84 sizes – a staggering 1,500+ options – to fit any person and personality. The national campaign encompasses print ads, in-store posters, digital banners, and a stunning broadcast spot from acclaimed commercial director Dante Ariola – all anchored by the tagline, “My Imperfections Make the Perfect Me,” as well as a powerfully I’MPERFECT brand manifesto:
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A Wonderful World of Color
Technicolor-PostWorks’ The Room Posts “The Giver”
The Room, the boutique finishing facility located within Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, recently completed two months of post-production finishing on "The Giver," the new film from director Phillip Noyce and The Weinstein Company. In a project involving numerous creative and technical challenges, the facility handled editorial conforming and color grading. The latter included applying the finishing touch to an onscreen world that undergoes a gradual transition from black & white to color.
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Windmill Lane Upgrades Baselight to Deliver 4K Grading and High Performance Dailies
Busy Dublin Facility Moves to the Latest Filmlight Hardware and Software to Boost Productivity
Windmill Lane, the leading post-production facility in Ireland, has recently overhauled its colour grading department, upgrading its entire FilmLight infrastructure. The facility has replaced its existing FilmLight hardware and now has two Baselight TWO grading systems running on generation 5 hardware, with the latest software release.
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Discover Boris Continuum Complete 9 at IBC 2014
News: Discover Boris Continuum Complete 9 at IBC 2014Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, will be demonstrating the newest version of its flagship Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) 9 at IBC 2014, Booth #7.G43.
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New VFX House Mammal Studios Receives MTV VMA nom
Hollywood-based Mammal Studios becomes a first-time MTV Video Music Award nominee for their visual effects work for Eminem’s “Rap God” music video, directed by Rich Lee.
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Luma Pictures Standardizes on Thinkbox Software’s Deadline for Linux
News: Luma Pictures Standardizes on Thinkbox Software’s Deadline for LinuxThinkbox Software today announced that visual effects studio Luma Pictures has standardized render management and data processing across studios with Deadline. Having purchased more than 400 seats of Deadline, Luma was able to easily integrate the software into both in-house and off-the-shelf tools within its Linux-based pipeline.
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PipelineFX to Host Panel on “Building a Next-Generation Render Farm Pipeline” at SIGGRAPH 2014
Technology Experts from Digital Domain, Scalar Decisions, and Digital District Weighing In During Birds of a Feather Event; Designer-Friendly Licensing Option Set to Debut
This year at SIGGRAPH 2014, PipelineFX will focus on how studios can get to a future-ready render farm quicker. Through a Birds of a Feather panel that includes tech leads from Digital Domain and Digital District, as well as demos of the soon-to-be-released Qube! 6.6, PipelineFX will unlock how studios of every size can get there.
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Swimming with the "Sharks in Sharknado 2: The Second One"
News: Swimming with the "Sharks in Sharknado 2: The Second One"The Creative Team at The Asylum Turns to LightWave 3D Software to Deliver 99% of the Visual Effects for the Sequel to the Syfy Network’s Popular Sharknado Franchise
When actors, chainsaws, and shark-filled tornadoes come together onscreen, it’s television magic. Such is the case with "Sharknado 2: The Second One," which delivers even more excitement than the original "Sharknado" of 2013.
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SmallHD Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology Award
News: SmallHD Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology AwardSmallHD, creators of the world’s first high definition on-camera monitor, showed their new monitors to the Hollywood community at the Cine Gear Expo in June, held on the back lot at Paramount Studios. SmallHD’s DP7-PRO has redefined the way field monitors operate on set.
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SPLICE® Expands Visual Effects Department; Welcomes VFX Artist Patricio Fernandez
News: SPLICE® Expands Visual Effects Department; Welcomes VFX Artist Patricio FernandezCreative studio SPLICE® has expanded its visual effects department and welcomed Visual Effects Artist Patricio Fernandez. With an incredible international resume and credits that include such feature films as “Wrath of the Titans,” “Terminator: Salvation,” “Iron Man 3,” and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” Fernandez expands the visual effects capacity of Splice, as the company continues to grow its feature and episodic television visual effects team.
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Baselight Sets the Look for Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys
News: Baselight Sets the Look for Clint Eastwood’s Jersey BoysWarner Bros. Relies on Baselight for Dailies and DI, Creating a Characteristic Period Feel for Musical
Adapted from the stage hit, "Jersey Boys" is the musical story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. For his movie adaptation, director Clint Eastwood wanted a characteristic 1960s feel. He turned to the Warner Bros MPI team and their colourist Maxine Gervais on the Baselight colour suite from FilmLight.
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HPA to Host Symposium Leading Into SMPTE® 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
'Making Do With More' Event at Hollywood's Historic El Capitan Theatre Will Explore the Impact of Enriched Pictures and Sound for Filmmakers and Content Creators
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 SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) will feature a pre-conference event — the SMPTE 2014 Symposium, hosted by the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®) and titled "Making Do With More." The daylong event is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20 at the historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New "heads up display" for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.9 software which includes new "heads up display" on screen metering that provides customers with histogram, peak audio meters and recording time remaining for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.
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Oishii Creative Reveals The New Face For E!’s Series Premiere Of “Botched”
News: Oishii Creative Reveals The New Face For E!’s Series Premiere Of “Botched”Creative Agency Creates Show Open For Plastic Surgery Reality Show
E! continues to solidify its status as the leader in pop culture, raising the bar on each of its creative projects and programming. So for the launch of their latest series, “Botched,” they partnered with creative agency Oishii Creative to create a fresh, current and edgy show package that’s in line with the channel’s new look and attitude.
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PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf”
News: PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf”Leading Render Farm Management Software Qube! Speeds Up Production Schedule and Capitalizes on Existing Hardware for Developing Feature
When a University of Portsmouth professor wanted to give his students more hands-on work, he set his sights high: a feature length film in full CG. After the shock of such an ambitious undertaking wore off around campus, a small team of technicians started brainstorming how to make it happen. This process led them to the idea of sponsors, which in turn led them to render farm management experts, PipelineFX.
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ARRI Inc. Taps Sebastien Laffoux as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Eastern Region
News: ARRI Inc. Taps Sebastien Laffoux as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Eastern RegionARRI Inc. is pleased to announce Sebastien Laffoux is now working as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Eastern Region for Canada and the United States. His duties include managing and strengthening sales, along with evaluating market and technology requirements. Camera products include the AMIRA documentary-style camera, the award-winning ALEXA, lenses, Pro Camera Accessories and analog products. He will also oversee a team to support product performance in the field, improvement, user requests and assess competitors.
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MotionElements Among Singapore’s Promising SME 500 Business Luminaries
News: MotionElements Among Singapore’s Promising SME 500 Business LuminariesMotionElements is Among Singapore’s Most Promising SMEs for the Year 2014 as Endorsed by the Promising SME 500 Campaign for its Exceptional Achievements and Contributions to the Entrepreneurial Culture in Singapore.
MotionElements Pte Ltd has distinguished itself, as one of the Promising SME 500 Campaign’s most honoured Business Luminaries for the year 2014. The distinction comes shortly after the company’s successful showing in the recent 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nevada and is in appreciation for the rapid growth that the company has enjoyed over the past year.
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‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’ Completed with Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Teranex 2D
News: ‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’ Completed with Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Teranex 2DBlackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Teranex 2D Processor, as well as a number of other Blackmagic Design products, were used on one of this summer’s most talked about sequels, “Sharknado 2: The Second One.”
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Production Sessions Feature Summer Blockbusters, Oscar Winner
SIGGRAPH 2014 will offer presentations on more than 15 of the biggest current and upcoming studio productions, including “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Gravity,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Production Sessions are hosted as part of the Computer Animation Festival and will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 11-14 August.
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Method Studios Names Esteemed Visual Effects Supervisor Marc Weigert As President
Appointment Comes as Method Continues Work on High-Profile Projects Including "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "The Maze Runner"
Method Studios, Deluxe's global visual effects company, has named industry professional Marc Weigert as its president.
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Orad to Showcase Powerful New Broadcast Graphics and Video Server Solutions at IBC2014
Orad's Lineup Will Include State-Of-The-Art Sports, Live Productions, MCR, Studio, MAM and Video Server Solutions
Orad will be presenting its exciting new solutions at the upcoming 2014 IBC Show (booth: 7.B27). Orad professionals will be on-site to provide attendees with informative demonstrations and presentations of its MAM, sports and video server solutions.
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MASTERSFX Pioneers "Digital Makeup Effects" Technologies with Season Four of "Falling Skies"
News: MASTERSFX Pioneers "Digital Makeup Effects" Technologies with Season Four of "Falling Skies"Award-winning character effects company MASTERSFX unveiled its “dMFX” (“Digital MakeUp”) Division in conjunction with Season Four of the hit Amblin Television/TNT series "Falling Skies,” which premiered in late June. Todd Masters, President/Founder/Chief Monster Maker for the company made the announcement.
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STATE Design Launches
News: STATE Design LaunchesPersonal Hands-On Attention Is The Driving Force Behind New LA-Based Design & Animation Studio
STATE Design, a boutique design and animation studio, has opened its doors in Santa Monica, California. Founded by Creative Director Marcel Ziul and Executive Producer Joe Nash, the studio had already embarked on an animated graphics package for the NFL Network's 2014 NFL Draft coverage, and an animated Brazilian-market spot for Ecological Corredor to coincide with the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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AlphaDogs "Movie Night" Interrupted By Mysterious Stranger
News: AlphaDogs "Movie Night" Interrupted By Mysterious StrangerWe’ve all heard the cliché “fix it in post” while working on a project, but what often is not given enough thought is who will fix it in post? Choosing the right post-production facility to finish your project is something every independent filmmaker should take into careful consideration before production even begins. Finding a trusted partner who can work with you from concept to finish and has a genuine interest in making sure your project looks and sounds its absolute best is key to getting your work noticed. Post is no longer “just post” and in today’s world not all post-production facilities are the same when it comes to the level of service offered to indie filmmakers.
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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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Oishii Looks to #WTFuture With Dynamic Branding Package For PromaxBDA: The Conference 2014
News: Oishii Looks to #WTFuture With Dynamic Branding Package For PromaxBDA: The Conference 2014
Creative Agency Creates the Conference and Awards Show Opening Videos & Graphics
When PromaxBDA, the global member-based association for professionals working in media marketing, needed an agency to create the branding and video opens for this year's conference and awards show in New York, they turned to long-time members and creative agency Oishii Creative. Armed with the tagline #WTFuture, Oishii Creative set out to make a package that captured the energy and essence of an industry in constant change.
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The SIM Group Merges with Hollywood’s Chainsaw
News: The SIM Group Merges with Hollywood’s ChainsawLeading North American Supplier of Production Technology Expands its Post-Production Footprint.
The SIM Group has reached an agreement in principle to merge with Hollywood-based Chainsaw. The deal unites one of the film and television industry’s leading suppliers of production equipment and post-production services, with one of Hollywood’s most successful independent post-production facilities that services such renowned shows as "The Academy Awards" and "American Idol." The merger is expected to close next month.
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iPi Motion Capture Plays A Starring Role In “Stalingrad” – Russia's Highest-Grossing Film Of All Time
News: iPi Motion Capture Plays A Starring Role In “Stalingrad” – Russia's Highest-Grossing Film Of All TimeiPi Soft Markerless Motion Capture System Aids Moscow-Based Visual Effects House Main Road|Post With Crowd Simulation And Previsualization
The Battle of Stalingrad, among the bloodiest and arguably one of the most strategically decisive battles in all of World War II, has been vividly brought to life in “Stalingrad.” The now released Russian-produced epic film effectively used iPi Soft iPi Motion Capture markerless motion capture solution on numerous crowd simulation sequences created by the Moscow-based visual effects studio Main Road|Post.
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Lightcraft Technology Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary as a Global Leader in On-Set Virtual Tracking and Visualization Solutions for Entertainment Industry
Lightcraft Technology, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, today announced that 2014 marks the company's 10th year anniversary of its founding and also announced the opening of a development office in Portland, Oregon.
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ARRI Inc. Hires Chris Russo as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Western Region
News: ARRI Inc. Hires Chris Russo as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Western RegionARRI Inc. welcomes Chris Russo as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Western Region for the Americas. In her new role Chris will be responsible for sales of ARRI camera products including ALEXA, AMIRA and Pro Camera accessories. She will also evaluate market and technology requirements for existing and potential ARRI camera equipment in the North American Market. Russo will operate as a vital link to Munich’s research and development teams in regard to product performance in the field, improvement, user requests and competitive gear.
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"House of Cards" gets 4K Finish with FilmLight’s Baselight
News: "House of Cards" gets 4K Finish with FilmLight’s BaselightThe second series of "House of Cards," Netflix’s hugely popular political drama, was released on 14 February and made available to subscribers in 4k Ultra HD. Encore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company, handled the show’s post production, with Lead Colourist Laura Jans-Fazio grading in uncompressed 4k at the post-production and VFX company’s Los Angeles location. To achieve the desired results, she leveraged a Baselight TWO system and Blackboard control surface.
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Merging Creativity with Technical Expertise; Director Nicholas Peterson Signs with E.M.A.
News: Merging Creativity with Technical Expertise; Director Nicholas Peterson Signs with E.M.A.National commercial, television and feature film company E.M.A. (Envision Media Arts) continues the expansion of its diverse directorial roster with the signing of talent Nicholas Peterson. Peterson was welcomed to E.M.A. by EP/President of Commercial Production Andrew Halpern and President/CEO Lee Nelson. The Director has just wrapped a music video for artist Ray Goren. Peterson’s latest commercial for Chrysler launched the brand-new Chrysler 200. His new short horror film entitled “The Visitant,” starring Amy Smart (“Crank” 1 & 2) and Doug Jones (“Hellboy,” “Pan’s Labyrinth”), produced by Jon Heder (“Napoleon Dynamite”), will be hitting the film festival circuit this Fall.
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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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No Faults in Communication - Australian software cineSync and the recent Fox hit "The Fault In Our Stars."
News: No Faults in Communication - Australian software cineSync and the recent Fox hit "The Fault In Our Stars.""The Fault In Our Stars," a relatively low budget romantic drama from director Josh Boone has had spectacular recent success, opening to a $48 million first weekend in the US and sweeping all before it.
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Hollywood Center Studios Provides a Home for Mount St. Mary’s College’s New MFA Program in Film and Television
News: Hollywood Center Studios Provides a Home for Mount St. Mary’s College’s New MFA Program in Film and TelevisionHollywood Center Studios has partnered with Mount St. Mary’s College to provide production space to students participating in the school’s Masters of Fine Arts Program in Film and Television. Beginning this fall, graduate students will have access to Hollywood Center Studio’s unique Stage 12 for use in producing student films and other projects.
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Encore Promotes Robert Glass to SVP, Sales Worldwide; Brings Augie Melendez on Board as VP, Sales
News: Encore Promotes Robert Glass to SVP, Sales Worldwide; Brings Augie Melendez on Board as VP, SalesPost production and visual effects company Encore has named Robert Glass Senior Vice President, Sales Worldwide and hired Augie Melendez as Vice President, Sales. Longtime industry veterans, both executives serve to anchor leadership within the growing company out of Encore's Los Angeles headquarters.
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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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Adobe Announces All New 2014 Release of Creative Cloud
Mobile Apps and New Hardware Extend Creative Cloud Workflow; All Major CC Desktop Apps Updated
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE), the leader in creative software, today continued to drive Creative Cloud innovation by announcing 14 new versions of CC desktop applications, including essential tools such as Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe Dreamweaver CC and Adobe Premiere Pro CC. The biggest Adobe software release since CS6, it also includes four new mobile apps, the immediate availability of creative hardware, updates to Creative Cloud services and new offerings for enterprise, education and photography customers. Yesterday, Adobe announced that there are now over 2.3 million Creative Cloud subscriptions, far exceeding original projections when it was unveiled two years ago.
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Clockwork VFX Heads Into Battle for Hasbro’s Cinematic :90 CG Animated "Transformers Battle Masters" Spot
News: Clockwork VFX Heads Into Battle for Hasbro’s Cinematic :90 CG Animated "Transformers Battle Masters" SpotVisual Effects/Animation Studio Handles Ambitious Assignment Inspired By Classic Boxing Movies
It’s a familiar ‘against-all-odds’ story about a scrappy boxer from the street who gets his one shot at the championship. Only this time it’s Transformer arch-enemies Megatron and Optimus Prime battling in the ring in this new, 3D animated epic boxing ad from animation/visual effects houseClockwork VFX for the new "Transformers Battle Masters" game and agency UPROAR!, New York. This hugely ambitious :90 spot, which began airing in May represents a significant creative accomplishment for the nine-year-old creative studio.
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MastersFX Unleashes "Summer of Monster Love" with New FX Work on "True Blood," "Falling Skies" and "The Leftovers"
News: MastersFX Unleashes "Summer of Monster Love" with New FX Work on "True Blood," "Falling Skies" and "The Leftovers"“Freshly-Made Monsters” created and produced by award-winning creative character effects company MASTERSFX will be unleashed during the “Summer of Monster Love 2014.” The creatures will be featured within three high-profile TV series. This array of bloody and slimy new creatures will include vampires and makeup FX featured in the HBO series “True Blood” (Season 7, debuting June 22,) an assortment of aliens in the Dreamworks/TNT invasion series “Falling Skies” (Season 4, also debuting June 22,) and special FX which will also be seen (or unseen) in HBO's new drama series “The Leftovers” (which debuts June 29.)
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Hot Demos From Boris FX, Axle Video, SmartSound and Fitness In Post At The June Editors' Lounge
News: Hot Demos From Boris FX, Axle Video, SmartSound and Fitness In Post At The June Editors' LoungeBurbank based AlphaDogs Post Production will host their monthly Editors’ Lounge on Friday, June 27th with exciting hands-on demonstrations from Boris FX, Axle Video, SmartSound and Fitness In Post. From streamlined media management, to powerful visual effects, to integrated sound library plugins, to health tips for editors, this month’s lounge will be brimming with valuable knowledge for production and post-production professionals. The event will be held at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave, Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
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PALO ALTO Creative Team Collaborates with FotoKem on DI
News: PALO ALTO Creative Team Collaborates with FotoKem on DIFotoKem recently completed the digital intermediate and post production services for the indie film Palo Alto. Working with director/screenwriter Gia Coppola and cinematographer Autumn Durald, FotoKem colorist Alastor Arnold fine-tuned the natural look created in camera to ensure the filmmakers’ vision for this teen tale is reflected on the big screen.
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​Editors’ Lounge Showcases Streamlined Editing Tools from Adobe and Lumberjack System
News: ​Editors’ Lounge Showcases Streamlined Editing Tools from Adobe and Lumberjack SystemThe Editors’ Lounge hosted their May event where production and post- production professionals were given the opportunity to get an up close look at the latest editing tools in Adobe® After Effects® CC and Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC that are part of the 150 brand-new features available in Adobe Creative Cloud® tools. One lucky raffle winner received a year’s subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud®. The new Lumberjack System was also unveiled with valuable cost and time saving features for editors.
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The Tiffen Company to Showcase New Products From Steadicam, Domke, DFX and Lowel Lines at 2014 CE Week
Tiffen Will Celebrate This Year’s CE Week Presence with Exclusive Looks at Revered Imaging Accessories and a Special Reception for The Media
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, will be showcasing its celebrated product lineup once again at this year’s CE Week. The industry’s official mid-year conference and new technology showcase, CE Week will be held in New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion from June 23rd through June 27th, with line shows and exhibits taking place on June 25th and 26th. Tiffen will be showcasing its award-winning digital imaging accessories at booth #50 with Tiffen technology experts on hand to answer questions and host product demonstrations.
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Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The Board
News:  Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The BoardEdlund Completes Flagship VFX Sequences for NBC’s Crossbones Series Using Devil & Demon Super-Fast Computing
The Devil & Demon Strategy, manufacturer of super-fast computers for everyone, announced today that renowned visual effects (VFX) creator, Richard Edlund, has joined its board of directors. The winner of seven Academy Awards, Edlund brings a depth and breadth of experience in motion picture and high-end television VFX to the company, and will consult on the development of the Devil and Demon product line to meet the needs of digital artists and studios in entertainment imaging worldwide.
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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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Baselight Boosts The Vanity finishing
News: Baselight Boosts The Vanity finishingLeading Toronto VFX House Adds FilmLight Colour Suite to Complete its Creative Capabilities
The Vanity, one of the top post houses in Toronto and a specialist in VFX, has added a Baselight TWO colour grading system and Blackboard 2 control surface from FilmLight. The FilmLight grading tools allow The Vanity to offer an end-to-end boutique finishing service for its clients, along with its Autodesk graphics, effects and editing systems.
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Shade VFX Signs Leading VFX Supervisor Everett Burrell
News: Shade VFX Signs Leading VFX Supervisor Everett BurrellShade Completes Work on "Chef," "Amazing Spider-Man 2" And "Million Dollar Arm"
Bryan Godwin, CEO shade VFX, announced today that leading Visual Effects Supervisor Everett Burrell will join shade VFX on May 21st. Burrell will work on both feature film and television projects in both of shade’s locations -- Los Angeles and New York. Burrell departs LOOK Effects to join shade’s management team of Vice President/Executive Producer David Van Dyke and Business Development Executive Lisa Maher and will report to Godwin, shade’s Founder, Owner and Visual Effects Supervisor.
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Boris FX Announces Boris RED 5.5 for the Avid Product Family
New Green Dot RT Effects and Performance Improvements, Enhanced Text Support on Mac and Windows Platforms, Compatibility with the Latest Avid Systems
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, announces Boris RED 5.5. Boris RED is a plug-in application for high-end text, transitions, and advanced composites inside Avid Media Composer, Avid Symphony, and Avid NewsCutter editing software. Boris RED 5.5 is a successor to Avid FX, previously bundled with all Avid editing solutions.
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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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Blur Studio Lends Comic Book Expertise to Columbia Pictures’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’
News: Blur Studio Lends Comic Book Expertise to Columbia Pictures’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’VFX Sequences, Concept Design and Stereo 3D Titles Tease ‘Sinister Six’ Lineup
Blur Studio teamed up with Director Marc Webb and Sony Pictures Imageworks VFX Supervisor Jerome Chen once again to create visual effects for the opening sequence, end titles and 45 other visual effects shots for Columbia Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Well-versed in Marvel’s rich universe, Blur drew on its expertise of the property to align with the film’s story in a way that was both authentic and fresh via character design, VFX sequences and teaser-laden end titles that they created in stereo.
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ShootersTV Signs With UTA/N.S. Bienstock For Representation
ShootersTV, the division of ShootersINC which develops and produces non-fiction television, has signed with UTA (United Talent Agency)/N.S. Bienstock for representation. A premier global talent and literary agency, UTA agents Allison Wallach and Adam Leibner are slated to represent ShootersTV.
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Allegorithmic Integrates Silicon Studio’s YEBIS 2 Tech Into All Substance Products
News: Allegorithmic Integrates Silicon Studio’s YEBIS 2 Tech Into All Substance ProductsState of the Art Rendering and Post Processing Technologies Now Let Game Artists See Final Render While They Work; Substance’s Physically Based Viewport Now Among Best in Industry
What happens when the world’s best post-processing middleware meets the world’s most popular texturing technology for games? Game artists are about to find out, as today Allegorithmic will begin integrating Silicon Studio’s YEBIS 2 into Substance Designer 4.3 and Substance Painter beta.
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The Graphic Film Company Sinks its Teeth Into iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology For "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D"
News: The Graphic Film Company Sinks its Teeth Into iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology For "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D"Screening May 16 At Cannes Film Festival, 3D Animated Horror Classic Reboot Benefits From Markerless Mocap Workflow With Unprecedented Flexibility and Productivity,
With a seemingly unquenchable appetite for zombie movies, movie-goers will get their fill in 2014 with "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D," a 3D animated reboot of the original 1968 horror classic. The film features visual effects from The Graphic Film Company, Los Angeles, which relied on the iPi Soft iPi Motion Capture markerless motion capture software solution. The software’s ability to easily create massive amounts of zombie action and seamlessly integrate it with the studio’s complex workflow, provided the filmmakers limitless creative freedom.
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DaVinci Resolve Live Grade Workflow Used on Filming of “The Secret Service”
Blackmagic Design today announced that UK based On Set Tech (O.S.T.) Ltd has implemented an innovative color management workflow for digital dailies, based on DaVinci Resolve 10 during the filming of Mathew Vaughan’s “The Secret Service,” set for release in March 2015.
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Company 3 Colorist Sofie Borup Relocates To New York Facility
News: Company 3 Colorist Sofie Borup Relocates To New York FacilityAward-winning post house Company 3, a Deluxe Media Creative Services company, today announced that internationally acclaimed colorist Sofie Borup has joined the growing team at Company 3 New York. Borup has been based at the Santa Monica, CA. facility since moving to the US from Denmark. Working out of Copenhagen, Stockholm, Berlin and Mexico City, she has colored major commercials for Audi, Lexus, Volvo, Nike, Firestone, BLK DNM, RedBull and many other top-tier commercial clients. She has also brought her creative eye to a number of music videos for artists including James Blake, MGMT, Capital Cities, Aloe Blacc, Feist, 1975, David Byrne and Fever Ray. And she has colored an impressive list of feature films, including "Infinitely Polar Bear," which premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival to great acclaim.
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Clockwork VFX Brings Monopoly Town To 3D Animated Life For Hasbro
News: Clockwork VFX Brings Monopoly Town To 3D Animated Life For HasbroVisual Effects House Teams With Agency UPROAR! To Imagine A Vibrant, Bustling City Based On The Classic Board Game
It’s a game we’ve all played, but a world we’ve never truly seen – until now. Clockwork VFX, the creative visual effects/3D animation studio led by Creative Director/Co-Founder Jason Tomlins and Executive Producer Mia Harvey, crafted an engaging new ad for Hasbro’s latest version of Monopoly Junior and agency UPROAR, New York, that transports viewers past go, jail and straight to Boardwalk’s lush beach and amusement park.
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Embassy Combines Use of cineSync and Frankie for Review and Approval of TV Commercials
Linking Offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and London for Production and Postproduction
Both cineSync and Frankie, the review-and-approval tools from Cospective, were used to complete a humorous campaign of three TV commercials by Embassy, the South African production and post company. Using remote approval sessions between its suites in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Embassy was able to complete the project in two weeks for the South African theater chain, Ster-Kinekor. Using these two tools from Cospective, Embassy has demonstrated a cohesive, efficient and client-friendly remote workflow for video review and approval.
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DPA Creates Behind-the-Scenes Audio Magic at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge
News: DPA Creates Behind-the-Scenes Audio Magic at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop ChallengeSound Supervisor for the reality competition relies on company’s d:screet™ 4063 Miniature and variety of Shotgun Microphones for hosts, mentors and cast.
The Jim Henson Creature Shop™, founded by leading puppeteer Jim Henson and British illustrator Brian Froud, has been a successful leader in special/visual effects for more than 30 years. Now, the company's famed effects designers are entering a new venture by bringing us Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge, an eight-week reality competition on the SyFy network. The series focuses on 10 creature designers from across the country, who compete in weekly challenges and screen tests with hopes of winning the grand prize, a job at The Jim Henson Creature Shop. To handle the ever-changing filming needs of the show, the sound crew selected a combination of DPA Microphones' d:screet™ 4063 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphones for ENG, as well as the d:dicate™4017 and 4018 Microphones for booming, to provide dynamic audio and a low profile.
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2014 Sony World Photography Awards L’Iris d’Or and Competition Winners Revealed
News: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards L’Iris d’Or and Competition Winners RevealedThirty-one year-old American photographer Sara Naomi Lewkowicz is announced as the winner of the 2014 L’Iris d’Or, Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year. Beating over 139,554 entries from 166 countries, this represents the highest number of entries in the awards’ seven year history. The photographer collected her award - Sony digital imaging equipment and $25,000 (USD) prize money - at the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony held in London.
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3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental to Speak at Motion Picture Association of America's Creativity Conference
3D Perceptual and Printing Tools Bring Entertainment Creativity to Manufacturing Reality- 3DS' Gentle Giant Studios Brings Movie Magic to The Story On Screen and at Home
3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that CEO Avi Reichental will be speaking at the Motion Picture Association of America's (MPAA) Creativity Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 2. The "Creativity Conference" is hosted in partnership by the MPAA, Microsoft and ABC News, and convenes leaders in entertainment, politics, technology, media and government to discuss how creativity is impacting technology breakthroughs and the American economy.
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MotionElements Launches Redesigned Online Marketplace for Asia Inspired Stock Media
News: MotionElements Launches Redesigned Online Marketplace for Asia Inspired Stock MediaMotionElements Launches the Redesign of its Online Marketplace for Asia Inspired Royalty Free Stock Media with an Updated Modern Look and Feel. The Site Also Adds Improvements to Make Browsing and Buying a Seamless Experience for Customers.
MotionElements, one of the world’s largest online marketplace for Asia inspired stock media for video production has launched the redesign of its website. The change introduces a more modern look and feel along with improvements in making browsing and using the site a better overall experience.
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Editor Dave Bradley Of ShootersNYC Shows Off Comedy Talent For Summer’s Eve
News: Editor Dave Bradley Of ShootersNYC Shows Off Comedy Talent For Summer’s EveEditor Dave Bradley of ShootersNYC demonstrates his talent for cutting comedic spots with a hilarious new commercial for “Summer’s Eve” called “Manly Mistake.” Bradley worked once again with long-time collaborator, Director Adam Jones of No Smoke Films, on the new spot, as well as with agency creatives from The Richards Group in Dallas.
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Matt Egan, Filmworkers Celebrate “Modern. Southern. Music.” with Hayden Panettiere and Belk
News: Matt Egan, Filmworkers Celebrate “Modern. Southern. Music.” with Hayden Panettiere and BelkMatt Egan has directed Nashville star Hayden Panettiere in a new ad for Belk that is part of the fashion brand’s “Modern. Southern. Music.” campaign. Filmworkers provided post production services for the glamorous commercial, produced by Coin-Operated Films, which captures the actress arriving on location at the newly-renovated Country Music Hall of Fame for an evening shoot.
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Reality Check Systems Expands On-Air Creativity for Sky Sport Deutschland F1® Coverage
News: Reality Check Systems Expands On-Air Creativity for Sky Sport Deutschland F1® CoverageIn preparation for the 2014 Formula One® (F1) racing season, Reality Check Systems (RCS) upgraded its Uppercut production system for Sky Sport Deutschland as part of a three-year engagement designed to streamline the network's live broadcasts and minimize production overhead. To bring advanced digital video effects (DVE) capabilities to Sky Sport's existing Uppercut system, which RCS originally developed and installed for the network last year, RCS' Steven Heimbold led a five-person team in designing innovative state logic software to simplify 3D DVE transitions and broaden creative graphics capabilities on Uppercut for Sky Sport's remote F1 productions.
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LOOK Effects Produced the Visual Effects for ABC’s “Black Box”
LOOK Effects has produced all the visual effects for ABC’s new drama, “Black Box,” which airs tonight, Thursday, April 24th, at 10:00 pm EST.
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Chapeau FX VFX Supervisor Ben Looram Collaborates with Artist-Photographer-Director Andrew Zuckerman on Innovative New Project for Barneys New York
News: Chapeau FX VFX Supervisor Ben Looram Collaborates with Artist-Photographer-Director Andrew Zuckerman on Innovative New Project for Barneys New YorkChapeau FX’s Ben Looram has collaborated with Artist-Filmmaker-Photographer Andrew Zuckerman on an innovative project for Barneys New York. Premiering in the luxury retailer’s Madison Avenue windows earlier this month, in conjunction with the celebration and sponsorship of the “Dries Van Noten: Inspiration” exhibit at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, which runs through August in Paris, the four original films by Zuckerman are entitled “Cycle,” “Emergence,” “Flight,” and “Variance.” The films establish uncommon fields of vision that amplify the transitory mechanics of change in nature, from flowers blooming and decaying to a butterfly emerging from a cocoon.
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Bacon Crazed AlphaDogs Spotted At Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival
News: Bacon Crazed AlphaDogs Spotted At Blue Ribbon Bacon FestivalJust mentioning the word bacon leaves most people’s mouth watering and conjures up endless images of how to best enjoy this highly versatile and tasty snack. In the feature-length reality-style mockumentary "State Of Bacon," filmmaker Jason Cook takes audiences inside the fun and wacky Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival that brings out some of the most bacon-crazed Americans you will ever meet. Held annually in Des Moines, IA the festival has doubled in size every year with tickets selling out in just minutes.
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Luma Pictures Lends Bionic Strength to Marvel's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'
News: Luma Pictures Lends Bionic Strength to Marvel's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'Luma Pictures' contribution to over 375 shots in the recent release of Marvel's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' marks its 6th collaboration with Marvel, and its 2nd duet with Luma's Melbourne studio. The most notable contributions to the latest installment in the Marvel franchise took the form of the Winter Soldier's bionic arm, CG Cars, CG explosions, and a variety of environment Matte Paintings.
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MPC NY unveils first in-house animated short film “Sunny and Steve” for Easter
News: MPC NY unveils first in-house animated short film “Sunny and Steve” for Easter"Meet Sunny and Steve," the charming characters brought to life by MPC NY in a light-hearted short film written and directed under one roof by in-house talent Bill Dorais and Ty Coyle. Born out of MPC’s love for storytelling, the passion project quickly turned into an ongoing creative platform to collaborate, experiment, and develop talent within the MPC NY character design team.
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Manhattan Edit Workshop Presents: "Sight, Sound & Story"
Manhattan Edit Workshop's one-day summit, "Sight, Sound & Story," returns to New York on June 14th, 2014. The event gathers a collection of diverse and intriguing speakers spanning the world of post production. Panels include to art and processes of editing film and television, the techniques of visual effects, and the craft behind sound design. The summit culminates in a gala reception and networking session for over 300 guest, panelists and vendors.
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LOOK Effects Produced the Visual Effects for Draft Day
LOOK Effects is proud to announce that they produced the visual effects for Draft Day, which opened last Friday, April 11th.
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Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”
News: Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”Visual Effects House Was Lead Vendor for Futuristic Action Adventure
Visual effects house Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, was the lead vendor on Summit Entertainment’s “Divergent,” which has grossed over $175 million at the worldwide box office in its first four weeks of release. Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, brought the film to theaters in North America on March 21, 2014.
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"Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"
News: "Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"Big Block Creates Futuristic Drone Squadron for Subaru and DDB Canada
Bicoastal digital production and design studio Big Block produced the live action shoot, virtual obstacle course and animated drone fleet for the television, cinema and online commercial “Subaru WRX STI vs. the Drones.” To show off the 2015 Subaru WRX STI’s best-in-its-class high performance power and impeccable control, DDB Canada’s Toronto office developed the concept of a futuristic autocross course made of CG drone quadcopters to challenge the WRX STI with real-time precision driving.
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Galaxy 61 Delivers A Show Open For VH1’s New Season Of ‘The Fabulous Life’ That’s Pure Gold
News: Galaxy 61 Delivers A Show Open For VH1’s New Season Of ‘The Fabulous Life’ That’s Pure GoldVHI recently called upon Galaxy 61 to create a show intro for the new 2014 season of ’The Fabulous Life,’ the hit series that reveals the extravagant places, possessions and pastimes of pop-culture’s most famous celebrities. The Brooklyn-based animation and visual effect boutique created a lavish intro that personifies the opulent lifestyle with a series of iconic objects formed out of cascading simulated liquid gold.
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LOOK Effects Takes Wing in Noah
LOOK Effects is proud to announce their visual effects contribution to Darren Aronofsky's latest film, "Noah," from Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises, which opened in theaters March 28.
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LOGAN Expands into Film and Television with the Launch of Logan Pictures
Award-winning creative studio and production company, LOGAN, is expanding the boundaries of its leading edge creative prowess with a new content development arm called Logan Pictures, which launches with a diverse slate of film, television, and new media projects. The company’s first feature film, "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night," written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, was received with high praise and positive reviews from critics at Sundance Film Festival 2014 and kicked off the 2014 New Directors / New Films Festival at the MoMA in New York City. The new operation will be led by producer Nick Moceri and overseen by LOGAN founders, Ben Conrad and Alexei Tylevich.
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LOOK Effects Produced the Visual Effects for AMC’s "TURN"
LOOK Effects is proud to say that they have produced all the visual effects for AMC’s new period drama, TURN, which aired last night, Sunday, April 6th, at 9:00 pm EST.
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AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fps
News: AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fpsDevelopment Partners Autodesk, Cisco, Codex and Colorfront Integrate KONA 4 to Drive 4K HFR Workflows
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced KONA 4, the latest generation in its award-winning line of professional desktop video and audio I/O cards. KONA 4 offers unparalleled features for handling everything from SD to HD, 2K and 4K with full 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 color spaces for fantastic image clarity. New with KONA 4 is support for high frame rate (HFR) 4K/UltraHD up to 60p and HFR UltraHD HDMI output.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink 4K PCI Express Capture Cards
New DeckLink SDI 4K and DeckLink Studio 4K capture and playback cards now include 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K connections for capture and playback in SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats!
Blackmagic Design today announced 2 new PCI Express capture cards, DeckLink SDI 4K and the DeckLink Studio 4K models, that now includes all the features of the previous models, but now with faster 4 lane PCIe connections and 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K connections to allow SD, HD and Ultra HD capture and playback.
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Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand Spots
News: Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand SpotsPowerful, Easy-To-Use Render Farm Management Tools Let Artists in MPC’s Motion Design Studio Become Their Own Render Wranglers for High-Profile Rebrand Job
When one of the UK's largest broadcasters asks you to create a series of station identification clips (idents) for a major channel rebrand, you know that millions of people will be scrutinizing every frame. So how do you ensure the rendering goes without a hitch – without the need for dedicated support staff? If you're MPC, the answer is simple: you turn to PipelineFX and its Qube! render farm management system.
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Hula Post’s Josh Rizzo to Moderate Panel on “Distributive Creativity”
News: Hula Post’s Josh Rizzo to Moderate Panel on “Distributive Creativity”Collaboration in the age of cloud computing will be the subject of an expert panel discussion at the 2014 NAB Show’s Technology Summit on Cinema. Titled “Distributive Creativity,” the special session will offer an in-depth view on the advent of cloud-based, distributed workflows for editorial, visual effects and other processes, and how they will affect the role of post-production houses.
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Legend3D Continues to Set the Pace with SGO Technology
News: Legend3D Continues to Set the Pace with SGO TechnologyHollywood's most innovative stereoscopic and visual effects company Legend3D, has invested in SGO's trail-blazing technology to launch them to the next level. Esteemed for delivering the highest-quality Stereo 3D film conversions, Legend3D will integrate its Mistika post production system with two Assist Stations into the conversion and visual effects pipeline at the Company's impressive 60,000 sq. ft. studio with multiple theatres and R&D facilities. With the capacity to work on up to three full feature films and multiple commercials concurrently, Legend3D delivers world-class high quality projects such as "The Lego Movie," "Man of Steel," "Life of Pi," "The Amazing Spider-Man," "The Smurfs 1 & 2," "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," and many others.
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MA 135/T1.9 Completes Master Anamorphic Family from ZEISS and ARRI
News: MA 135/T1.9 Completes Master Anamorphic Family from ZEISS and ARRIComprehensive Range of High-Performance Anamorphic Cine Lenses Now Availablele on the Market
ARRI and ZEISS will be presenting the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic MA135/T1.9 at their booths at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas. This lens completes the Master Anamorphic family, bringing it to a total of seven focal lengths.
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2014 NAB Show Creative Master Series Keynote to Discuss The Evolution of "Transcendence"
Oscar®-winning Cinematographer Wally Pfister to go Behind the Scenes of Directorial Debut with Cinematographer Jess Hall
NAB Show, the world’s largest annual conference and expo for professionals who create, manage and distribute entertainment across all platforms, will host, in partnership with the International Cinematographers Guild, Director Wally Pfister and Cinematographer Jess Hall, BSC in the Creative Master Series keynote presentation, as they give attendees a behind-the-scenes look into the hotly-anticipated sci-fi film “Transcendence” starring Johnny Depp.
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Creation Effects Releases Creation Glitch Effects Template for After Effects
This week, Creation Effects announces the release of Creation Glitch Effects, an After Effects template for creating realistic, digital glitch effects for video footage. Compatible with CS3 and up, Creation Glitch Effects allows users to import their footage, and immediately export up to 19 glitch-look presets. Or, users can build their own unique glitch-look by combining any of the 200+ included effects. Effects can be customized with easy-to-use slider controls. Skipping, freezing, blocky displacement, RGB split, timecode jitter, pixel stretch, digital noise, and color corruption are some of the effects included in the template. Creation Glitch Effects is also the first product to "fake" the popular Datamosh effect, without the need to alter a video file's code.
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Creative Profile: Rick Sander, Creative Director, HOAX Films
News: Creative Profile: Rick Sander, Creative Director, HOAX FilmsRick Sander and His Crew from Culver City-based HOAX Films are Finding Success by Redefining the Model for what a Boutique Visual Effects Design Company Can Achieve.
Rick Sander is Creative Director for HOAX Films, a digital production studio he founded with Executive Producer Alexis Nelson in 2010. HOAX Films provides VFX, color and finishing services for commercial, feature and web clients worldwide while maintaining a Southern California local presence.
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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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Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9
News: Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9Boris FX™, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 - a package of visual effects for NLE and compositing platforms on Windows and Mac OS. Building on the strengths of previous BCC releases, version 9 adds over 30 new filters and transitions in key areas such as Image Restoration, Film, Stylize, Keying and Compositing, Lights, and Perspective. All BCC effects and presets can now be viewed in the new FX Browser™ window, which is integrated into every BCC filter or transition.
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Legend3D Enters Strategic Partnership with Imagineer Systems
Leading 2D-to-3D Stereo Conversion Company Integrates Imagineer Technology within Award-Winning Conversion and VFX Pipeline to Add Increased Efficiency to 3D Film Production
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, today announced a strategic partnership with world-renowned 2D-to-3D stereo conversion company Legend3D. Imagineer Systems recently completed an innovative R&D initiative, optimizing integration of mocha Pro with Legend3D’s proprietary VFX tools. The new workflow features mocha Pro fully integrated into the Legend3D conversion and visual effects pipeline in its Southern California and India facilities. For 2D-to-3D conversions, mocha Pro is used for multiple processes including segmentation and clean plating: the process to recreate and fill in background pixels that do not exist in the 2D version. This custom development gave Legend3D access to Imagineer’s engineering team, resulting in a streamlined workflow for mocha Pro and Legend3D’s internal systems. With support for up to 325 artists, Legend3D represents the largest mocha Pro installation to date.
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Brand New Media Selects Shared Storage Solution from Small Tree
Multi-Office International Digital Media Company Accelerates Workflow with Plug and Play Implementation
Ideal Systems, an industry leading, multi-national systems integrator providing innovative solutions to broadcasting, telecoms and enterprise companies, recently integrated technology from Small Tree at Brand New Media’s broadcast facility in Singapore. Brand New Media (BNM) is a global digital media company that required a robust shared storage solution to accelerate its workflow without disruption to their infrastructure and manpower.
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Baselight Gets ‘Under the Skin’ of Scarlett Johansson Film
News: Baselight Gets ‘Under the Skin’ of Scarlett Johansson FilmCollaborative Digital Workflow Creates Look for Sci-Fi Movie Directed by Jonathan Glazer
Dirty Looks, the London colour grading studio specialising in Baselight grading for independent movies, carried out the finish of "Under the Skin" - the latest movie from director Jonathan Glazer, starring Scarlett Johansson. Visual effects were completed by Dirty Looks’ creative partner, One of Us; sharing the same building made collaboration even easier to realise the director’s vision.
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How to Speed Up Your Video Workflow with Adobe Creative Cloud and NVIDIA GPUs
As a creative video editing pro, you want to focus on creating content that amazes the audience, makes your clients come back for more, and inspires your creative peers.
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Barry Sandrew of Legend3D Named to International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society Board of Governors
News: Barry Sandrew of Legend3D Named to International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society Board of GovernorsFounder, Chief Creative Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Leading Creative 3D Studio Appointed to Board by Industry Peers
Legend3D, Inc., an industry pioneer in 2D to 3D conversion technology and services, today announced that Barry Sandrew, Ph.D., the company’s founder, chief creative officer and chief technology officer, has been inducted to the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society (3D Society) Board of Governors. Each year, the organization appoints distinguished industry leaders who have made significant contributions to the advancement of 3D and imaging technologies to the society board.
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In his third time working with Wes Anderson, LOOK Effects VFX Supervisor Gabriel Sanchez helped implement the director's singular vision on The Grand Budapest Hotel.
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Creating daily dramas for German TV
Production company standardizes on an Adobe Creative Cloud workflow to efficiently deliver up to 28 TV episodes per week For more than 20 years, UFA SERIAL DRAMA has produced some of the most popular serial dramas in Germany. Classic shows such as Good Times, Bad Times ( Gute Zeiten, Schlechte...
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Top-flight videos fuel the JetBlue brand
Airline’s in-house video team uses Adobe Creative Cloud to tell stories that engage and inspire crewmembers and customers JetBlue Airways began flying in 2000 with a promise “to bring humanity back to air travel.” That commitment is the backbone of the airline’s external brand, as well as its internal culture;...
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Capturing the essence of Brazil through motion graphics and art
Filmmaker embarks on journey documenting creativity around the world When we last spoke with Graham Elliott he was just starting work on his next film, World In Motion , which he describes as, “a documentary film series that explores the dynamic connection between location and expression.” Since that time, Elliott...
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Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 19: Text Part 6
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe wraps up his look at text by talking about the text type-on feature inside of Motion 5. What might seem like a simple concept can have a few simple effects added to it, to make it a very stylized end product.
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Advanced Marquee Techniques, Part TWO: In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how simple it is to create a complex animation inside of Marquee in a matter of minutes, when creating the same look in After Effects or a 3D application could take hours.
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