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Sarofsky Corp. Sets Sights on Ad-Industry Growth, Lands Accomplished Agency Producer Steven Anderson as Executive Producer
News: Sarofsky Corp. Sets Sights on Ad-Industry Growth, Lands Accomplished Agency Producer Steven Anderson as Executive ProducerBuilding on the entertainment industry success stemming from her firm's role in collaborating with Marvel for the main titles for both the "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" blockbusters, Sarofsky Corp. president and owner Erin Sarofsky is very proud to announce a key new hire. Effective immediately, Erin and her colleagues are very excited to welcome accomplished advertising agency producer Steven Anderson to their company in the position of executive producer.
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iAnimate.net Announces Elite Games Animation Workshop 3 - Featuring Top Instructors from Leading Games Studios
News: iAnimate.net Announces Elite Games Animation Workshop 3 - Featuring Top Instructors from Leading Games StudiosNew Interactive Online Course Brings Together Students and Professional Animators from Triple A Studios such as Blizzard Entertainment, Eidos, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Games, to Teach Specialized Animation Techniques for Games Creation
iAnimate.net announces the Elite Games Animation Workshop 3, an interactive 14-week program directly pairing students with top working animators at the most recognizable game studios in the industry. The workshop offers a collection of master classes designed to sharpen artists’ game animation and storytelling skills. Courses begin September 8, 2014.
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Sony Pictures Imageworks Teams up with Marvel Studios on MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
News: Sony Pictures Imageworks Teams up with Marvel Studios on MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXYSelect VFX Sequences Completed at Imageworks
The onscreen universe of Marvel Studios’ August 1st release Guardians of the Galaxy appeared more expansive, immersive and complex, thanks in part to the collaborative efforts of Sony Pictures Imageworks—the Academy Award® winning visual effects and digital character animation company—which completed 88 shots for the film while working in tandem with lead VFX facility MPC.
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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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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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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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Shotgun Keeps This Summer’s Big Movies On Track
News: Shotgun Keeps This Summer’s Big Movies On TrackLeading Production Management Software Drives VFX Pipelines at Top Studios
Shotgun Software, developer of the cloud-based collaboration platform for creative companies (recently acquired by Autodesk), was integral to the production of over a dozen of this summer’s tentpole films. Used by visual effects studios worldwide, Shotgun played a key role in keeping artists and shots on track at facilities such as Digital Domain, Milk VFX, Framestore, Method Studios, Double Negative, Atomic Fiction, Image Engine, Rodeo FX, Factory VFX and more, for films including X-Men: Days of Future Past, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Giver, Hercules, Lucy, The Maze Runner, and others.
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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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ArsenalFX Color Names Randy Starnes as Colorist; Starnes Had Been a Colorist with Sony Studios Colorworks Since 2012
News: ArsenalFX Color Names Randy Starnes as Colorist; Starnes Had Been a Colorist with Sony Studios Colorworks Since 2012ArsenalFX Color, a leading TV post house, and a sister company to ArsenalFX, welcomes Colorist Randy Starnes. The announcement was made today by ArsenalFX Color Co-Founders Mark Leiss and Larry Field.
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Multiple Codex Recorders And Workflow Systems Prove Pivotal On X-Men: Days Of Future Past
News: Multiple Codex Recorders And Workflow Systems Prove Pivotal On X-Men: Days Of Future PastCodex has revealed that multiple Codex recording and workflow technologies were used at the heart of the production to post pipeline on 20th Century Fox’s latest superhero movie "X-Men: Days Of Future Past." A combination of Codex Onboard Recorders, in-camera XR recording, and Vault systems, enabled the filmmakers to deploy a variety of ARRI Alexa cameras, shooting both native 3D and 2D using ARRIRAW, and to maximise image quality on-set and during post production.
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BRKLY Creates Epic "Brother Vs. Brother" Series Promo for HGTV
News: BRKLY Creates Epic "Brother Vs. Brother" Series Promo for HGTVHGTV's popular twins Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott, aka Property Brothers, return this summer with a new season of ultimate sibling rivalry in the hit series "Brother vs. Brother." To promote season two in epic style, HGTV teamed with Neil Berkeley and his design & live action production studio BRKLY to create a promo that captures the spirit of the head-to-head competition series, premiering Sunday, June 8, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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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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Ant Farm Produces the Reveal Trailer, Staring Kevin Spacey, for Activision's "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare"
News:  Ant Farm Produces the Reveal Trailer, Staring Kevin Spacey, for Activision's "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare"Ant Farm, a leading entertainment marketing and advertising agency, has produced the Reveal Trailer for the world premiere of Activision’s "Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare.”
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Ant Farm Wins Seven 2014 Game Marketing Awards
News: Ant Farm Wins Seven 2014 Game Marketing AwardsAnt Farm, one of Hollywood’s leading entertainment and brand marketing agencies, was a big winner at last night’s 2014 Game Marketing Awards held in San Francisco. Having been nominated for nine awards, the creative agency won a total of seven honors, including a Gold Award for Best Showing at a Trade Event: E3 Experience Activision/Blizzard Entertainment.
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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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PROOF Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"
News: PROOF Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"Proof Inc., one of the film industry's leading visualization houses, provided extensive previs and postvis services to the new Marvel Entertainment motion picture “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” it was announced today by Proof’s Creative Director/Founder Ron Frankel. The film was released by Walt Disney Studios on April 4th and is currently #1 at the international boxoffice.
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Codex At The Movies In Spring 2014
News: Codex At The Movies In Spring 2014Codex recording and workflow technologies were used in the production of a wide range of Hollywood studio and independent motion pictures on release in the coming months – from touching teenage romances and dance comedies, to high-octane racing dramas and VFX-laden sci-fi fantasies.
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DNA and USPS Present: "Spider-Man, The Mail Carrier"
News: DNA and USPS Present: "Spider-Man, The Mail Carrier"DNA Directors Marc Webb ("The Amazing Spider-Man, 500 Days of Summer") and Rich Lee have teamed up with Universal McCann and Sony Pictures to deliver a thrilling :30 for the USPS featuring the one-and-only Spider-Man. The commercial ties in with the "The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s" worldwide release in May 2014.
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TouchEdit and Marvel Studios is launching Marvel & TouchEdit
News: TouchEdit and Marvel Studios is launching Marvel & TouchEditFuture Action Editor Competition on February 25, 2014
In this competition TouchEdit gives you the huge opportunity to edit real footage from a Hollywood blockbuster movie. Exclusive to TouchEdit and first of its kind competition, Marvel Studios is providing students with the unique chance to edit a never before shown action scene from the studio’s new blockbuster Thor: The Dark World.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Presents 2014 Golden Reel Awards
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony held at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 24 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries and other media. Star Wars creator George Lucas presented the annual MPSE Career Achievement Award to Randy Thom, Director of Sound Design at Skywalker Sound. The evening also featured a Special Tribute to sound pioneer Ray Dolby, introduced by MPSE Career Achievement winner Walter Murch.
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“Max Steel” Unveils Its Lead Actors, Ben Winchell, Ana Villafañe
-- Dolphin Films International, Mattel, IM Global Announce “Max Steel” International Distribution Rights to be Sold at European Film Market --
Dolphin Films announced today that Ben Winchell (Disney’s “A.N.T. Farm,” “Necessary Roughness”) and Ana Villafañe (“Hiding,” “Los Americans”) have signed on to play the signature roles of Max McGrath™ and Sydney Gardner in “Max Steel,” the highly anticipated, live-action franchise feature film based on Mattel’s popular superhero property of the same name.
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Digital Juice “Brings It” With Latest Clip-Based Effects Release
All-New Drag & Drop Series 2 product line features over 400 Full HD QuickTime Video Effects
Digital Juice® announced today that it is releasing its much anticipated follow-up collection of clip-based video effects called Drag & Drop Series 2. This all-new Drag & Drop series consists of 8 unique volumes of clip-based video effects that you can combine with your video footage for dramatic effect. All effects are delivered as 1920x1080 Full HD Quicktime clips that will work with all editing and motion design software including Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Apple Motion, Edius and more.
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"The Amazing Spider-Man 2™" Gets State-Of-The-Art Sound As Filmmakers Mix In Dolby Atmos And Auro 11.1 By Barco
News: "The Amazing Spider-Man 2™" Gets State-Of-The-Art Sound As Filmmakers Mix In Dolby Atmos And Auro 11.1 By BarcoSony Pictures Entertainment announced today that it is teaming with both Dolby Laboratories, Inc. and Barco to mix "The Amazing Spider-Man 2™," the highly anticipated next chapter in the story of Peter Parker, in both the Auro 11.1 system and the Dolby® Atmos™ cinema sound system, to deliver a more natural and realistic soundtrack that moves sound around and above audiences. These innovative technologies open new possibilities to enhance storytelling through sound, giving the moviegoer a more immersive, exciting and compelling experience. The picture will be released in theaters internationally beginning April 16, 2014, and domestically on May 2, 2014.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Complete Golden Reel Nominations
The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards in all categories. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
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RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” - in 3D and IMAX® 3D
News:  RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” -  in 3D and IMAX® 3DMistika's Award-Winning Stereo 3D Toolsets Helps to Deliver Larger-than-Life Historic Battle of Stalingrad Scenes to the Giant Screen – The first Russian Movie ever to be Completed for IMAX® 3D
SGO's Mistika Post Production System played a starring role in Second World War action blockbuster "Stalingrad." Already selected as the Russian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, Moscow-based RSS Production utilised Mistika's award-winning capabilities for the entire stereoscopic 3D post production in the film which included involved depth grading and native Stereo 3D alignments.
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Proof London's Creative Director Pawl Fulker Presents Previsualization Session During ParisFX 2013 International Event
News: Proof London's Creative Director Pawl Fulker Presents Previsualization Session During ParisFX 2013 International Event 
Proof London’s Creative Director Pawl Fulker presented a previsualization session during last week’s ParisFX international event. Proof is one of the film industry's leading visualization services houses, with locations in Los Angeles, London, Sydney, Australia, and Montreal & Vancouver, Canada.
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Thor: The Dark World: Luma Pictures Unites Two Continents
The VFX house, Luma Pictures was called upon again to deliver VFX shots for the newest installation of Marvel's Thor adventures, "Thor: The Dark World." Working seamlessly across two continents, Luma delivered major villains, creatures, sets, atmospheric effects, character-interactive effects, and much more for the second film in the series.
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Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras Deliver Super-Heroic Image Quality and Precision Performance for Complex Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Visual Effects Sequences
The latest achievement in motion picture visual effects, Marvel’s "Iron Man 3" thrilled audiences with astonishing visuals, many of which were created by superimposing computer graphic imagery (CGI) on to live-action stunt footage. Challenged by the precise matching those visual elements required, the "Iron Man 3" effects team relied on the outstanding image quality and mobility of EOS C300 Cinema cameras from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Featuring Emmy® Award winning Canon Super 35mm CMOS image sensor technology for full 1920 x 1080 HD capture, and a highly mobile camera body weighing just over 3 lbs., six Canon EOS C300 camera’s served as “witness cameras” for accurate close-up tracking of stunt actors’ movements. The footage captured using Canon EOS C300 cameras was then used by visual effects facilities as a reference to convincingly overlay photorealistic CGI of Iron Man armor and other imagery on to main-camera footage.
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Thor: The Dark World Crowned by Blur's End Titles, Prologue
Marvel Studios tapped VFX/animation/design company Blur Studio to create a prologue and stereo 3D end titles for its recently released Thor: The Dark World. This is the story of how Blur Studio was able to create both the CG-heavy prologue and graphic novel-inspired 3D end titles in a tight 12-week schedule, from creative idea to completion.
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Disney's Marvel and Netflix Join Forces to Develop Historic Four Series Epic plus a Miniseries Event Based on Renowned Marvel Characters
Landmark Deal Brings Marvel's Flawed Heroes of Hell's Kitchen, led by "Daredevil," to the World's Leading Internet TV Network in 2015
The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel's most popular characters exclusively to the world's leading Internet TV Network beginning in 2015. This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs leading to a miniseries programming event.
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Marvel's Thor: The Dark World™ Battles Its Way Into North American IMAX® 3D Theatres Starting Nov. 8
IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Marvel Entertainment, a division of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), today announced that Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, starring Chris Hemsworth, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released into IMAX® theatres across North America beginning Nov. 8.
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Leading Visualization Services House PROOF Inc. Bolsters International Presence in Australia and Europe
News: Leading Visualization Services House PROOF Inc. Bolsters International Presence in Australia and EuropeProof Inc., one of the film industry's leading visualization services houses, is actively bolstering its international presence. The announcement was made by Ron Frankel, Proof 's founder and Creative Director.
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ArsenalFX Color Provides Picture Post Production Services for ABC TV's New Hit Series "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
News: ArsenalFX Color Provides Picture Post Production Services for ABC TV's New Hit Series "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."ArsenalFX Color, a leading TV post house, and a sister company to ArsenalFX, has announced its role in providing extensive post production services, ranging from dailies through delivery, for “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, the new hit series on ABC. The announcement was made today by ArsenalFX Color Co-Founders Mark Leiss and Larry Field.
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MAXON Showcases CINEMA 4D Toolset at Leading Animation, VFX and Game Industry Events Throughout November
During the month of November MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, will be participating at industry events in North America that offer artists and developers opportunities to learn about its powerful 3D software solutions -- CINEMA 4D, CINEWARE andBodyPaint 3D -- revered for spectacular image quality and an intuitive, easy-to-use interface that puts professional results within reach of artists at all levels of CGI experience.
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Director Ron Howard Takes the Helm of Maritime Action Adventure "Heart of the Sea"
Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Tom Holland and Brendan Gleeson Star
Production is now underway in the UK on the action adventure "Heart of the Sea." Oscar® winner Ron Howard ("A Beautiful Mind") directs from a script by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver ("Rise of the Planet of the Apes") and Charles Leavitt ("Blood Diamond"), based on Nathaniel Philbrick's best-selling novel about the dramatic true journey of the whaling ship "Essex". The film is a co-production between COTT Productions and Enelmar Productions, A.I.E. for Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures.
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Disney And Christie Sign Comprehensive Technology Supply, Support And Services Agreement For Digital Cinema
The Walt Disney Studios has entered into an agreement with Christie® to provide the latest digital cinema technologies and a variety of professional services for The Walt Disney Studios’ production, post-production, screening rooms and premieres. In addition, Christie’s Managed Services will provide Disney’s accomplished engineering team with round-the-clock support for Disney’s digital cinema facilities, supported by Christie’s Network Operations Center (NOC) and Christie’s on-site preventative maintenance services.
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Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC joins GCI Faculty for Level 1, Session 9 at Global Cinematography Institute
Apply today to take part in Level 1, Session 9 which includes "Cinematography for Independent Films" with Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC - Only a couple spots remain! Session begin Sept. 28th
GCI welcomes Academy Award nominated Director of Photography Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC as a guest instructor in "Cinematography for Independent Films" for the upcomming GCI Level 1, Session 9 beginning on September 28th.
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Codex to Showcase New Products at IBC 2013-Hall 11, G-30
News: Codex to Showcase New Products at IBC 2013-Hall 11, G-30—Codex will demonstrate new products, including Codex Review, Vault 2 and Data Logger One at IBC 2013, September 13th to 17th at the RAI in Amsterdam.
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Solid Angle's Arnold Used by ILM as its Primary Rendered on "Pacific Rim"
News: Solid Angle's Arnold Used by ILM as its Primary Rendered on "Pacific Rim"Solid Angle has signed a license deal with Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), for its global illumination renderer, Arnold. The announcement was made by Mr. Marcos Fajardo, Founder, Solid Angle, and Mr. John Knoll, Chief Creative Officer, ILM.
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Cinesite Announces Winner of Inspire 2013
News: Cinesite Announces Winner of Inspire 2013Animator Adam Bailey wins Cinesite’s prestigious internship program for 2013
Visual effects house Cinesite has announced Adam Bailey as the winner of its annual Inspire internship program. Adam will be working with Cinesite this Summer on a major film production.
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Luma Pictures Creates CGI Buzz In Dewars' New "Highlander Honey" Commercial
News: Luma Pictures Creates CGI Buzz In Dewars' New "Highlander Honey" CommercialLuma Pictures' commercial division continues to add effects to high profile campaigns, with its latest accompanying Dewars' new spot from OppermanWeiss/OW*, "Highlander Honey."
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Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic Names John Knoll Chief Creative Officer
Company continues to focus efforts on developing cutting-edge technology for filmmakers
Lucasfilm Ltd. announced today the promotion of John Knoll to Chief Creative Officer of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) effective immediately. Knoll, who joined the company in 1986, has served as a Visual Effects Supervisor since 1991. Knoll will serve alongside ILM President, Lynwen Brennan.
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Codex to Show Vault 2 at Cine Gear in Hollywood
News: Codex to Show Vault 2 at Cine Gear in HollywoodThe new Codex/ARRI internal recording module for Alexa will also be on view.
Codex will demonstrate Vault 2, the latest iteration of its industry-leading line of location-based media management environments, at Cine Gear Expo, May 31 through June 2 in Hollywood. The Vault, which has been used on a number of recent feature productions including Marvel’s blockbuster Iron Man 3, now supports Sony’s F5 and F55 cameras. It also includes support for REDMAGs used by RED Epic and Scarlet cameras.
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Sony, Technicolor, Dolby and VFX Powerhouse LOOK Effects Join “Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story” All-Star Lineup
Industry titans back New York’s largest post event on June 8, 2013
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, is excited to announce growing support for its Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story event held on June 8, 2013 at the French Institute in the heart of Manhattan. Industry luminaries Sony Creative Software, Technicolor and Dolby recently signed on as sponsors, joining the likes of AbelCine, ACE, Adorama, AJA, Art of the Guillotine, Autodesk, Blackmagic Design, Boris FX, CCW, Digieffects, EditShare, DV Expo East, HP, IFP, Imagineer Systems, MoPictive, MPSE, Noise Industries, NY Editors Collective, NYWIFT, ProductionHUB and Tekserve.
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Cantina Creative Gives Iron Man 3 a ‘Heads Up’ with MAXON CINEMA 4D
News: Cantina Creative Gives Iron Man 3 a ‘Heads Up’ with MAXON CINEMA 4D3D Software Solution Animates CG Graphical Displays That Guide Iron Man’s Vision
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced that Cantina Creative, the design and visual effects studio located in Culver City, Calif., relied on its popular CINEMA 4D software to generate more than one hundred 2D and 3D visual effects shots that appear throughout the blockbuster Disney/Marvel Studios superhero sequel," Iron Man 3."
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Netflix Brings Great Disney Films to Members in the UK and Ireland
Netflix, the world's largest Internet television network, is bringing a wide range of great live-action and animated films from The Walt Disney Company to its members in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
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Luma Pictures Goes Patriotic For "Iron Man 3"
News: Luma Pictures Goes Patriotic For "Iron Man 3"In Latest Weighty Contribution For Marvel Studios, Luma Adds Iron Man & Iron Patriot Armor, Weaponry and Environmental Effects
Luma Pictures answered the call for Marvel Studios' new "Iron Man 3," the latest installment in the hit franchise, adding extensive full-body CG armor replacements for both "Iron Man" and "Iron Patriot" The VFX house, which now boasts locations in Santa Monica and Melbourne, also added weaponry, environmental and particle effects as well as CG backgrounds. This is the first "Iron Man" for Luma, however the project marks its 4th collaboration with Marvel and 3rd with VFX
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DreamWorks Animation to Present Session on the Art of "The Croods" & "Turbo," While Pixomondo to Present "The Making of Oblivion" During Production Pipeline Expo;
News: DreamWorks Animation to Present Session on the Art of "The Croods" & "Turbo," While Pixomondo to Present "The Making of Oblivion" During Production Pipeline Expo;"Cinema 4" Session and Final List of Guest Speakers Also Announced
The inaugural Production Pipeline Expo, which will be held May 3-4 at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, will showcase two special sessions. DreamWorks Animation will present a session on the Art of “The Croods” and “Turbo,” while Pixomondo will present a session about the FX work included within Universal Pictures’ hit film “Oblivion.” The announcement was made today by the expo's founder/originator Anthony Horn, most recently Director of Marketing and Development for the Visual Effects Society.
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Venue for "Production Pipeline Expo" May 3-4 has been Changed to Raleigh Studios in Hollywood
First Annual Event to Showcase New "Joust" Software; Latest List of Guest Speakers Announced
The venue for the first annual “Production Pipeline Expo” has been changed to RALEIGH STUDIOS,5300 Melrose Ave, Stages 10 and 14, Hollywood, CA, 90038. The two day event takes place May 3-4. The announcement was made today by Anthony Horn, Founder of the event.
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John Toll, ASC Relies on Codex for "Iron Man 3"
News: John Toll, ASC Relies on Codex for "Iron Man 3"Master cinematographer John Toll, ASC recently made his first feature film foray into digital cinematography on" Iron Man 3": Revealing the Mandarin, Marvel Entertainment’s latest installment of the hugely successful Iron Man franchise. Toll, who won Oscars for Braveheart and Legends of theFall, and took home a third nomination for The Thin Red Line, teamed with director Shane Black and actor Robert Downey, Jr.
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Inaugural "Production Pipeline Expo" To Launch May 3-4 at Santa Monica Airport's Barker Hanger
First Annual Visual Effects and Animation Expo to Present Expert Panels, Guest Speakers and Educational Sessions
What originally began as the “Career Fair & Technology Expos” of 2011 and 2012 has evolved into a brand new, two-day event, entitled the “Production Pipeline Expo.” This inaugural event, which will be held May 3-4 at the Barker Hanger (Santa Monica Airport,) has been designed as a full blown visual effects and animation expo, complete with expert panels, “must see” presentations, best in class educational sessions, provocative speakers, and an unprecedented level of attendee talent with an eye on new opportunities. The announcement was made today by the expo’s founder/originator Anthony Horn, most recently Director of Marketing and Development for the Visual Effects Society.
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HPA Presents the NAB Post Pit 2013
Today's Leading Experts Share Quick and Impactful Presentations
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Luma Pictures Adds A Whirlwind Of Effects To "Oz The Great And Powerful"
Luma Creates CG Tornado, Hot Air Balloon, Costumes, Landscapes And Magic
VFX stronghold Luma Pictures is coming off a whirlwind project, providing over 180 shots for Disney’s new “Oz The Great and Powerful.” The work provided by Luma, which now spans two studios worldwide, begins with one of the most iconic aspects of L. Frank Baum’s chronicles: the tornado which carries the central character to the distant and magical land of Oz. Luma also provided a variety of other effects including earth-to-sky landscape creation, full CG costumes, vehicles and magic effects.
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Christie Donates Digital Cinema Projector To Gianopulos Family Theater At Wilson-Hanks Family Cultural Center, Saint Sophia Cathedral, California
News: Christie Donates Digital Cinema Projector To Gianopulos Family Theater At Wilson-Hanks Family Cultural Center, Saint Sophia Cathedral, CaliforniaChristie’s Managed Services Team and BLACKSTAR Engineering Transform Gym Complex Into Fully Professional Cinema House; Dedication Ceremony Set for March 17
Christie® has donated a top-of-the-line Christie digital cinema projector to help entertain the local community in the new Gianopulos Family Theater at the Wilson-Hanks Family Cultural Center, Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, California. The theater is the latest addition to the Huffington Center, located in the Byzantine-Latino Quarter of Los Angeles. Christie’s Managed Services team worked with audio-visual innovator BLACKSTAR Engineering to install the Christie Solaria® Series projector and other theater equipment, transforming a basketball court by day into a fully professional movie theater by night.
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MAXON Applauds Oscar® and Visual Effects Society Awards Winners and Nominees
News: MAXON Applauds Oscar® and Visual Effects Society Awards Winners and NomineesInnovative VFX Sequences in Life of Pi, Prometheus and Men in Black 3 Benefit from CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D Technology
MAXON congratulates the many customers that won and were nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Visual Effects Society (VES) and other prominent creative arts organizations for outstanding achievement in the visual effects and other categories who leveraged the company’s professional 3D solutions – CINEMA 4D and Body Paint 3D – to create this year’s most proclaimed characters, backgrounds and environments.
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Academy Award Nominations Celebrate Marriage of Storytelling, Artistry and Technology
Digital Artists Worldwide Relied on Autodesk Media & Entertainment Software to Create the Best Movies of the Year
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) Media and Entertainment technology has played a pivotal role in the creation of some of the most iconic and breathtaking movie imagery over the past two decades. From large post-production studios to small boutique houses, talented artists across the globe — from North America and Europe to Asia and Australia/New Zealand — combined digital artistry, Autodesk software and great storytelling to make the most celebrated films of this past year.
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ARRI and CODEX Co-Develop XR Module For In-Camera ARRIRAW
News: ARRI and CODEX Co-Develop XR Module For In-Camera ARRIRAWARRI and Codex have co-developed a new upgrade option for all ALEXA cameras that allows internal recording of ARRIRAW up to 120 fps. The XR Module is an affordable new side panel with various in-camera recording options, replacing the current SxS Module. It allows ALEXA owners to embrace the latest advances in recording technologies without having to purchase a new camera, exemplifying the concept of modular upgradeability that was built into the ALEXA design from its very beginnings.
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Sound and the Films of MPSE Honoree Ang Lee
News: Sound and the Films of MPSE Honoree Ang LeeNext Sunday, the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will present director Ang Lee with its annual Filmmaker Award. The honor recognizes Lee for a body of work (which includes such films as Brokeback Mountain; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and The Ice Storm) remarkable for its diversity, visual and auditory brilliance and emotional storytelling. Lee’s most recent film Life of Pi has been widely praised as a cinematic marvel and for its poetic telling of the tale of a young Indian man marooned in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger.
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Dramatic Feature Film Depicting The Life And Times Of Mother Teresa Utilizes The Full Range Of Post Production Services From Blue Room Post
News: Dramatic Feature Film Depicting The Life And Times Of Mother Teresa Utilizes The Full Range Of Post Production Services From Blue Room PostWritten & Directed By William C. Riead, “The Letters” Stars Juliet Stevenson, Max Von Sydow, And Rutger Hauer
Filmmaker William C. Riead is currently in the completion stages of post production on his upcoming epic biopic “The Letters,” depicting 50-years in the life of Mother Teresa, who died in 1997. Mr. Riead turned to Blue Room Post, located at Raleigh Manhattan Beach Studios, to deliver a full range of post production services on this historically accurate epic, 10-years in the making.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2013 Golden Reel Nominees
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2013 Golden Reel NomineesThe Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 60th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of today’s most talented sound professionals and their contributions to feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment media from around the world.
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Imagineer Systems Honored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences with a Scientific and Technical Award for mocha
News: Imagineer Systems Honored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences with a Scientific and Technical Award for mochamocha and Planar Tracking Recognized by The Academy for their Contributions to Major Motion Pictures and Widespread Adoption in Hollywood
Imagineer Systems today announced it has been honored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences with a Scientific and Technical Award for mocha and its Planar Tracking technology.
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ARRI Cameras and Lighting Flourish in Oscar-Nominated Productions
Out of nine Best Picture nominees for the Academy Awards this year, seven were shot using ARRI cameras: Amour, Life of Pi and Zero Dark Thirty were captured digitally with ARRI ALEXA; Les Misérables and Silver Linings Playbook on 35 mm with ARRICAM; Argo utilized a combination of both ALEXA and ARRICAM while Beasts of the Southern Wild chose Super 16 with the ARRIFLEX 416 and SR3. Additionally, many of these productions relied on lighting equipment from ARRI.
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Evil Eye Pictures Creates 3D VFX Artistry For Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away
News: Evil Eye Pictures Creates 3D VFX Artistry For Cirque Du Soleil Worlds AwayPresented By James Cameron & Paramount Pictures
Evil Eye Pictures enjoys the magic of Cirque du Soleil as lead visual effects house for the 3D feature spectacular Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away. The film, written and directed by Andrew Adamson (Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia) and executive produced by Academy Award winning, visionary filmmaker James Cameron, dazzled audiences in select theaters beginning December 21.
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Luma Adds Award Winning Creative Director and VFX Supervisor Simon Mowbray
Visual effects stronghold Luma Pictures has further fortified its creative battlements with the addition of award-winning Creative Director and VFX Supervisor Simon Mowbray. Mowbray's deep experience leading the VFX elements for major U.S. and international advertising campaigns provides Luma with another keystone on which to further its work in the commercial market. Additionally, the company may look to leverage his originative approach to visual effects into their work in feature film where opportunities present themselves.
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Rovio announces John Cohen as the producer of Angry Birds movie
David Maisel to executive produce upcoming 3D CG-animated feature film, debuting summer 2016
On the third anniversary of the release of Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment announced that Despicable Me producer John Cohen has signed on as producer of the upcoming Angry Birds movie. David Maisel, former Chairman of Marvel Studios and executive producer of Iron Man, will be executive producer of the feature film, coming to theaters in summer 2016. The film will be produced and financed by Rovio Entertainment.
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Luma Pictures Celebrates 10 Years Of Production & Artistry In Visual Effects
Luma Pictures, a success story in the field of visual effects, is proudly celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Payam Shohadai and founding partner Jonathan Betuel created Luma in 2002 under the guiding principles: treat people well, quality is king, and always spend smart. The company has excelled at doing just that - providing artistic vision, precedent-setting work product and a unique culture of creativity.
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The 7th Annual Hollywood Post Alliance Awards Winners Unveiled
Post Production Gala Brings Recognition to Innovation and Artistry
In a gala celebration last night, winners of the 2012 HPA® Awards were recognized for the outstanding contributions they have made in helping create the features, programs, spots, and entertainment seen around the world. The Hollywood Post Alliance® - the professional organization for the post production community - presented the 7th Annual HPA Awards to a sold out audience of industry insiders and luminaries. Industry professionals were honored in 12 creative categories as well as a number of special awards including Engineering Excellence, HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production, and the prestigious Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production, which had been announced earlier.
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Disney Agrees to Acquire Lucasfilm LTD.
News: Disney Agrees to Acquire Lucasfilm LTD.Global leader in high-quality family entertainment agreed to acquire world-renowned Lucasfilm Ltd, including legendary STAR WARS franchise.
Acquisition continues Disney's strategic focus on creating and monetizing the world's best branded content, innovative technology and global growth to drive long-term shareholder value.
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Stan Lee received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 Savannah Film Festival
News: Stan Lee received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 Savannah Film FestivalComic book legend Stan Lee received a Lifetime Achievement Award Oct. 30 at the 15th annual Savannah Film Festival, presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design, for his co-creation of iconic characters such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, the Avengers and the Fantastic Four.
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Colorfront Wins Emmy Award For On-Set Dailies
News: Colorfront Wins Emmy Award For On-Set DailiesColorfront On-Set Dailies continues to dominate file-based production on major motion pictures and episodic TV shows
Academy Award-winning developer Colorfront today announced it has been awarded a 2012 Primetime Engineering Emmy from the Academy Of Television Arts And Sciences for Colorfront On-Set Dailies, the market-leading on-set dailies system for motion picture and TV production.
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2012 Hollywood Post Alliance Awards Announce Nominees
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced the nominees for the 2012 HPA Awards. The Awards honor excellence in post production and bring recognition to the achievements of individuals and companies who are engaged in significant and revolutionary work in post production. The nominees in the 12 craft categories were chosen from a field of talented and innovative entries in color grading, editing, sound, and compositing for motion pictures, commercials and television. This year marked the largest number of entries in the Awards' history. The winners of the 2012 HPA Awards will be announced at a gala evening at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA on November 1st, 2012.
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ALEXA Shines On The Biggest Screens
News: ALEXA Shines On The Biggest ScreensWith IMAX and 4K DCP releases for The Avengers and Skyfall, ALEXA passes the ultimate test of image quality. This year has seen an increase in ARRIRAW recording for big-screen blockbuster movies, with filmmakers praising the efficient workflow and testifying that ALEXA images look incredible on even the largest IMAX cinema screens.
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Codex Vault Will Support Sony F65 Workflow
News: Codex Vault Will Support Sony F65 WorkflowCodex, the leading developer of digital media recorders and media management systems for film and television production, today announces that the Sony SR-D1 SRMemory reader module for the Codex Vault will be shown for the first time at IBC 2012 in Amsterdam on the Sony booth (12.A10) and the Codex booth (11.F41).
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Persistence Of Vision, Hollywood’s Preeminent Pre-Vis Company, Launches New “Multi-Media Content” Unit: First Projects From New Unit Include Trailer For Microsoft’s “Halo 4: Forward Until Dawn,” Tv Spot For “Age Of Wushu” Film
News: Persistence Of Vision, Hollywood’s Preeminent Pre-Vis Company, Launches New “Multi-Media Content” Unit: First Projects From New Unit Include Trailer For Microsoft’s “Halo 4:  Forward Until Dawn,” Tv Spot For “Age Of Wushu” FilmPersistence of Vision (POV), Hollywood’s preeminent Pre-Vis company, with a history of working on such major motion pictures as the “Star Wars” Prequels, and entries in the “Mission Impossible” and “X-Men” film franchises, has launched a new “Multi-Media Content” Unit, it was announced today by David Dozoretz, POV president/founder. The new unit will supply POV’s creative services to producers of TV commercials, video games, webisodes, music videos, and other, non-feature film content. Initial projects from the unit include those for Microsoft, Snail Games, and Nike.
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3-D Fans Gather in Costa Mesa California for 3D-CON
The 2012 National Stereoscopic Association (NSA) Convention (3D-CON) in Costa Mesa, California, July 25th-30th promises to be the best ever.
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Sony Pictures’ Studio-wide Post-Production Effort Helped Make Spider-Man™ ‘Amazing’
News: Sony Pictures’ Studio-wide Post-Production Effort Helped Make Spider-Man™ ‘Amazing’Studio’s Visual Effects Artists, Stereographers, Colorists and Sound Mixers Came Together to Apply the Finishing Touches to the Summer Tentpole
Teams from across Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) came together in a close-knit collaboration for the production of Columbia Pictures’ superhero blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man, currently in worldwide release in 2D and 3D. Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) created many of the film’s stunning visual effects sequences, the Sony 3D Technology Center consulted on the film’s stereography, Sony Pictures Post Production provided sound services, and Colorworks, SPE’s digital intermediate facility, performed final color grading and editorial finishing.
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Marvel Studios Begins Production On Third Installment Of The Blockbuster Franchise "Iron Man"
Marvel's "Iron Man 3" Commences Principal Photography In Preparation for May 3, 2013 Film Release
Following in the footsteps of the record-breaking Marvel Studios' release "Marvel's The Avengers," production on the highly anticipated film "Iron Man 3," directed by Shane Black, has commenced production in Wilmington, North Carolina. The production schedule will also include locations in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, Miami, Florida and China.
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Luma Pictures Adds Zip to Paramount’s “The Dictator”
Visual effects stronghold Luma Pictures had the opportunity to get close and very personal with Sacha Baron Cohen’s General Aladeen character in the new Paramount Pictures comedy, “The Dictator.” Luma performed extensive set extensions and greenscreen work to create a New York skyline and enable a hilarious zip-line failure ten stories above the street.
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Behind the Scenes: "The Avengers" in Albuquerque, NM
News: Behind the Scenes: "The Avengers" in Albuquerque, NMAlbuquerque Studios spills the beans on how "The Avengers" was shot on the studio lot.
Albuquerque, New Mexico played a big role in the making of Marvel Studios’ box office smash The Avengers. Over 75% of the film, including many of the jaw-dropping scenes that were shot in front of the green screen, took place at the state-of-the-art Albuquerque Studios; while an additional 5% of the movie was shot at nearby locations around the city. That’s pretty extraordinary for an action-packed film of this magnitude to be mostly shot in one location. So, how did they do it?
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Luma Pictures Brings Lauded Agency Producer Vicki Mayer In House
Luma Pictures has taken a strong step forward in making its commercial department a more prominent component of the firm's offering by bringing in veteran agency producer, Vicki Mayer. Mayer will hold the title of Executive Producer, Commercial Content, and will be responsible for overseeing advertising-related VFX project work, staffing the growing commercial wing and expanding and establishing client relationships in a wide array of industry categories.
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II and 7D Digital SLR Cameras Add Muscle to Action Scenes in “Marvel’s The Avengers”
News: Canon EOS 5D Mark II and 7D Digital SLR Cameras Add Muscle to Action Scenes in “Marvel’s The Avengers”An epic confrontation between nightmarish super villains attacking the Earth and the super-heroic team of Iron Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, and Black Widow explodes onscreen in “Marvel’s The Avengers.” Directed by Joss Whedon, the film is packed with intense action and visual effects created by Hollywood’s most advanced production technologies, including the EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D digital SLR cameras from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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51 Full Sail University Graduates Worked on the Epic Comic Book Film, "The Avengers"
Full Sail University congratulates a total of 51 graduates who worked in various roles on the recent blockbuster film, The Avengers, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. The film was released in theaters on May 4, 2012 and features an ensemble cast including: Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson.
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Captured On Alexa: "Avengers" Assemble Record-Breaking Weekend At Box Office
Directed by Joss Whedon and shot by cinematographer Seamus McGarvey ASC, BSC, THE AVENGERS, opened in the U.S. this weekend with $207.4 million, breaking the all-time weekend record set last summer by HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Part 2. The production was one of the very first to use the ARRI ALEXA Plus camera, relying on a total of four ALEXAs shooting ARRIRAW on Codex recorders to capture the iconic super hero team in action.
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Luma Reunites With Familiar Faces On Marvel Pictures’ “The Avengers”
No Bridge Too Far For Luma on “The Avengers” – Helicarrier Bridge, Character Work, Tornadoes and Environmental Effects Inhabit Marvel’s New Blockbuster
Visual effects stronghold, Luma Pictures reunited with a familiar cast of characters on Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated “The Avengers.” Having previously worked on “Captain America,” and “Thor,” Luma has developed a strong kinship with the Marvel Universe and jumped at the opportunity to add their unique brand of visual effects to the new film. Luma’s work on “The Avengers” includes the creation and extension of the Helicarrier ship bridge during pivotal scenes, tornado effects and donning of Thor’s mystical armor, and multiple exterior environments.
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Visual Effects Studio Evil Eye Pictures Part of the Super Hero Team Behind Marvel’s The Avengers
News: Visual Effects Studio Evil Eye Pictures Part of the Super Hero Team Behind Marvel’s The AvengersEvil Eye Pictures has contributed nearly 200 visual effects shots for the highly anticipated motion picture event Marvel’s The Avengers directed by Joss Whedon. Opening nationwide May 4th, the film unveils the Super Hero team-up of a lifetime.
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Codex And ARRI Continue Successful Partnership
Codex, the leading developer of digital media recorders and media management systems for film and television production, and ARRI, the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of motion picture camera, digital intermediate and lighting equipment, have had an incredible year with the ARRI ALEXA camera and the Codex ARRIRAW recorder.
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"Marvel’s The Avengers" Employs Codex/ARRIRAW Workflow
Director Joss Whedon and Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC recently employed ARRI Alexa cameras in a Codex/ARRIRAW workflow to capture principal photography for "Marvel’s The Avengers". Produced by Marvel Studios, the eagerly-awaited Super Hero saga is slated for a May 4th release in the U.S. by Walt Disney Studios.
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Colorfront On-Set Dailies Is Premier Choice For Major Motion Pictures And Episodic TV Shows
On-Set Dailies dominates digital camera productions and 4K RAW workflows
Academy Award-winning developer Colorfront today released details of how its On-Set Dailies system has rapidly become the premiere choice for digital production dailies among major motion pictures and TV shows. The majority of features using Alexa ARRIRAW and F65RAW workflows, as well as high-profile HD episodic TV shows shooting ProRes, have all selected Colorfront On-Set Dailies.
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Codex And ARRI Continue Successful Partnership
Codex, the leading developer of digital media recorders and media management systems for film and television production, and ARRI, the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of motion picture camera, digital intermediate and lighting equipment, have had an incredible year with the ARRI Alexa camera and the Codex ARRIRAW recorder.
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Colorfront On-Set Dailies Premier Choice for Movies & TV News
On-Set Dailies dominates digital camera productions and 4K RAW workflows
Academy Award-winning developer Colorfront today released details of how its On-Set Dailies system has rapidly become the premiere choice for digital production dailies among major motion pictures and TV shows. The majority of features using Alexa ARRIRAW and F65RAW workflows, as well as high-profile HD episodic TV shows shooting ProRes, have all selected Colorfront On-Set Dailies.
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Bemis Balkind Expands Digital Team
Creative agency Bemis Balkind’s Digital Team has added fresh expertise to its growing personnel roster by naming Elisabeth Lucas as Creative Director, Digital, and Adele Martin as Senior Project Manager, Digital. Both Lucas and Martin will report to Curt Doty, Bemis Balkind’s GM Digital/Executive Creative Director. The announcement was made today by agency partners Peter Bemis and Aubrey Balkind.
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MAXON CINEMA 4D Helps Digital Artist Barton Damer Win Big for Malaria No More Foundation
News: MAXON CINEMA 4D Helps Digital Artist Barton Damer Win Big for Malaria No More FoundationDamer’s Winning Design – Malaria Kills – Raises Funds and Awareness for Malaria No More Foundation
MAXON, a leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, congratulates digital artist and motion designer Barton Damer on winning first honors place in the Veer Creative Catalyst: Design for Change Competition, an international contest inviting artists to design a compelling socially-themed piece for a charity or cause of their choice.
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Click 3X Inks Senior Designer / Art Director, Craig Hubbard
News: Click 3X Inks Senior Designer / Art Director, Craig Hubbard
Click 3X recently inked Senior Designer/Art Director Craig Hubbard, adding to an already impressive design line-up.
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HD Action Shots Captured With Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Cameras
News: HD Action Shots Captured With Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Cameras
Inspire Movie Audiences to Salute “Captain America: The First Avenger”
Featuring one of Marvel Comics’ first super heroes, “Captain America: The First Avenger” leaped into action on movie screens this summer. An all-new big-budget adventure, the film was made using the very latest production technologies, including EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR cameras from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging.
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ASSIMILATE ships SCRATCH Lab™ Digital Lab application on Mac OS X and Windows
ASSIMILATE, the leading provider of powerful post-production tools for digital workflows, today announced the release of SCRATCH Lab™, the industry’s first digital lab tool for on-location workflows and VFX dailies pipelines.
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SCRATCH Automates 2D and 3D VFX Dailies For "Thor"
News: SCRATCH Automates 2D and 3D VFX Dailies For "Thor"SCRATCH Offers Real-Time Play Back of Any Media in the Same Timeline
ASSIMILATE, the leading provider of powerful post-production tools for digital workflows, today revealed details of how its SCRATCH® end-to-end digital cinema and broadcast imaging tool was used to streamline and automate the 2D and 3D stereo VFX dailies review processes during post production of Marvel Entertainment / Paramount Pictures' blockbuster motion picture "Thor".
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James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment Chooses MBS Media Campus as New Home
Long-Term Lease Comprises 115,000 Square Feet of Sound Stages and Attached Office Space at High-Tech, Eco-Friendly MBS Media Campus
It was officially announced today that James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment has signed a long term lease agreement to take more than 115,000 square feet of sound stage and production office space at MBS Media Campus, the state-of-the-art production lot in Manhattan Beach owned by the Carlyle Group and managed by Raleigh Studios.
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Codex Digital, 5th Kind to Demonstrate Workflow for Processing and Distributing Camera Assets at NAB
At NAB 2011, Codex Digital and 5th Kind will demonstrate a new workflow for capturing, processing and managing digital assets from the camera to the screen. The demonstration will link Codex Digital’s Transfer Station, an on-set solution for dailies processing and deliverables production, with 5th Kind’s web-based production asset management system. The demonstration will be conducted at the Codex Digital Booth, C8615.
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MAXON Congratulates 9th Annual Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards Winners and Nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards®
Inspired Visual Effects and Animated Sequences in Alice in Wonderland, Iron Man 2 and Boardwalk Empire Benefit from MAXON’s CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D Technology
MAXON Computer, a leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today congratulates customers using its CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D software solutions whose work is nominated for Academy Awards® for outstanding achievement in the visual effects category.
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Marvel Studios’ “Iron Man 2” - Autodesk Software Key to Integrating Previsualization into Movie Production
The Third Floor Uses Autodesk Technology to Improve Storytelling While Saving Time and Money - A Creative Win-Win
With help from technology created by Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), previsualization has become an integral part of modern moviemaking. For Paramount Pictures' and Marvel Entertainment's summer blockbuster "Iron Man 2," Los Angeles-based previsualization studio The Third Floor used Autodesk Maya and Autodesk MotionBuilder software to help create a highly detailed previsualization that allowed the filmmakers realize their creative vision. With a worldwide gross exceeding $600 million, “Iron Man 2” kicked off the summer movie season on a record-breaking number of screens.
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