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Riptide Music Group Expands Executive Roster and Names Dan Silver VP of Creative
News: Riptide Music Group Expands Executive Roster and Names Dan Silver VP of CreativeNewly formed Riptide Music Group has named Dan Silver as its Vice President of Creative. A “sync-flavored” global publishing administration powerhouse, Riptide’s services include the worldwide synchronization of music for advertising, movie trailers, television, film and videogames. The company also provides services for the international collection of publishing royalties.
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Advanced Systems Group Designs Digital Arts Facility for San Lorenzo Unified School District
News: Advanced Systems Group  Designs Digital Arts Facility for San Lorenzo Unified School DistrictAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, today announced work is complete on a $6 million production space designed by ASG that serves as the new home of the Bay Area Digital Arts (BADA) Academy for California’s San Lorenzo Unified School District. Located at San Lorenzo High School, the facility includes a 3,100-square-foot NC25 sound stage, production control room, audio control room, voiceover/ADR recording studio, editing classroom, production offices, and private edit suites.
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Deluxe New York Mixes Aronofsky's Noah With Dolby® Atmos™
News: Deluxe New York Mixes Aronofsky's Noah With Dolby® Atmos™Major Dolby Atmos Stage at Deluxe New York Used for Mixing Darren Aronofsky's Epic Production
Deluxe New York, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company, is proud to announce that the makers of Paramount Pictures' epic feature Noah selected Deluxe's new mixing stage at 435 Hudson Street to create the soundscape for director Darren Aronofsky's powerful feature film. The theater—among the largest Dolby Atmos capable sound stages in New York—was the site where Skip Lievsay, the recent recipient of an Oscar for "Gravity," and Craig Henighan mixed the film, utilizing the powerful, lifelike sound made possible by Dolby Atmos technology.
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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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MGI Wins Prestigious System Integrator Of The Year Award
News: MGI Wins Prestigious System Integrator Of The Year AwardMedia Group International Recognised for Forward-Thinking Approach, Pioneering Projects and Strong Partnerships MBC Cairo Installation Project Highly Commended
The region’s leading systems integrator, Media Group International (MGI) has been named Digital Studio’s ‘System Integrator of the Year’ following a remarkable year of prosperous new partnerships, projects and developments.
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The Hit House Goes "Off The Record" with New Album Release: Off The Record East Coast Collection
News: The Hit House Goes "Off The Record" with New Album Release: Off The Record East Coast CollectionTop music production and sound design company The Hit House has just released the second album in its "OFF THE RECORD" series. Sally House, Executive Producer at The Hit House, made the announcement.
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TNDV Lands New Facility as Tenth Anniversary Approaches
News: TNDV Lands New Facility as Tenth Anniversary ApproachesMobile Production Specialist Converts Large, Secure Warehouse Into Creative Business Space
TNDV celebrates ten years of business by securing a massive new facility in northeast Nashville that will double as a place of business and creativity. The secure, climate-controlled facility gives owner Nic Dugger and his growing team a space to maintain and upgrade trucks, host clients, plan upcoming projects and accommodate post-production work.
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Twist Signs Worldwide Creative Collective: Tomato
News: Twist Signs Worldwide Creative Collective: TomatoCreative Alliance Expands Both Companies Internationally
Under the leadership and vision of Twist Executive Producer Amyliz Pera, based in Manhattan, the well known and highly respected national production company has entered into a U.S. representation and production agreement with multi-award winning design and film collective Tomato.
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Margarita Mix Gets in the Game with Kia for Super Bowl Spot
News: Margarita Mix Gets in the Game with Kia for Super Bowl SpotMargarita Mix, a FotoKem company specializing in audio post for commercials and advertising media, contributed expert sound services to Kia’s “The Truth,” which ran prior to and during Super Bowl XLVIII.
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Is Your Brain Bored? National Geographic Channels International Will Fix That In 2014 With New Yearlong Programming And Marketing Campaign "Entertain Your Brain
News: Is Your Brain Bored? National Geographic Channels International Will Fix That In 2014 With New Yearlong Programming And Marketing Campaign "Entertain Your BrainNational Geographic Channels International (NGCI) has announced a new programming and marketing campaign that will "ENTERTAIN YOUR BRAIN" with a series of new and returning shows that spotlight the incredible workings of science and the human mind through mind-blowing experiments, viewer-driven brain teasers and man-on-the-street trials. The new "ENTERTAIN YOUR BRAIN" strand kicks off this February with the return of the Emmy®-nominated, global hit series "Brain Games," with host and self-proclaimed “wonder junkie” Jason Silva guiding you through the twists and turns of your grey matter. "Brain Games" was the #1 rated series across all the National Geographic Channels worldwide in 2013.
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Creative Mastering Chooses DAD AX32 Ultra-high-quality Audio Mastering Converter
News: Creative Mastering Chooses DAD AX32 Ultra-high-quality Audio Mastering ConverterAccompanying image shows Stefano Cappelli with the new DAD AX32 at Creative Mastering.
Creative Mastering, one of Italy's most prestigious sound recording, post-production and audio-restoration facilities, has chosen a DAD AX32 ultra-high-quality audio converter for use at its studios in Forli, capital city of northern Italy's Romagna region.
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Evangelizing Sound
The Motion Picture Sound Editors promotes the artistry of sound through scholarship programs, educational outreach and other activities.
Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will gather at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles for their annual Golden Reel Awards ceremony, one of the oldest and most prestigious technical awards competitions in Hollywood. It’s the biggest night of the year for the group as sound editors from the worlds of motion pictures, television, gaming and other media pause to recognize the best work in their field. Handing out awards, however, is only a small part of the MPSE’s mission. The 61-year-old organization is active year-round in a variety of charitable, educational and social activities all aimed at promoting the craft of sound editing and its contribution to the various forms of entertainment.
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Whitehouse Post Bottles Super Bowl Spot for Heinz
News: Whitehouse Post Bottles Super Bowl Spot for HeinzHeinz is pouring into homes across the globe in a Super Bowl :30 cut by Whitehouse Post Editor Matthew Wood via Cramer-Krasselt Chicago. Working with images shot by Director Chris Woods, Wood pieces together an upbeat anthem to the classic condiment. The spot portrays everyone – from a cop at a big-city diner, to a hippie family camping in the mountains, to a parking lot of tailgating revelers humming If You’re Happy and You Know It – as they top off their meals with Heinz.
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Hooligan Contributes To JDRF “Type None” Campaign Via Agency GSW
News: Hooligan Contributes To JDRF “Type None” Campaign Via Agency GSWHealthcare advertising agency GSW tapped Hooligan Senior Editor Peter Mostert to edit the Type None campaign for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.
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TODD-SOUNDELUX Joins Forces with 424 Post
News: TODD-SOUNDELUX Joins Forces with 424 PostPost production sound company TODD-SOUNDELUX today announced it has entered into a multi-year strategic relationship with Culver City-based 424 Post.
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DuArt Adds 21 Edit Bays And Two Insert Stages To Post Production Facility
News: DuArt Adds 21 Edit Bays And Two Insert Stages To Post Production FacilityCompletely Renovated 7th Floor Increases Capacity for NYC’s Comprehensive Post Facility
DuArt, New York City’s comprehensive audio, video and digital media post facility, has added new capacity for its production and post clients. The latest expansion at DuArt includes 21 additional edit bays, along with two new insert stages.
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and VUDU Launch "VUDU Extras+," a New Interactive Movie-Watching Experience
Digital Innovation Delivers Enhanced Extras Like Scene Search and Social Media Sharing
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) and VUDU, Walmart's subscription-free video streaming service, are delivering a new, enhanced way for movie fans to experience their digital movies with VUDU Extras+. Fans can now enjoy extras they've come to love from DVD and Blu-ray titles online with additional interactive features.
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Colorflow Adds Its Color Wizardry to Lost Star Wars-Related Short “Black Angel”
News: Colorflow Adds Its Color Wizardry to Lost Star Wars-Related Short “Black Angel”Newly-restored short that originally screened with “The Empire Strikes Back” premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival.
Colorflow recently applied its color grading expertise to a newly-restored version of Black Angel, a fantasy-themed short film with a Star Wars connection that was believed lost for more than 30 years.
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Todd-Soundelux Expands Westside Commitment At Lantana
News: Todd-Soundelux Expands Westside Commitment At LantanaCompany Extends Todd-AO lease and adds new Soundelux presence
Post production sound company TODD-SOUNDELUX today announced it has reached an agreement to extend the lease term by 10 years for its Todd-AO West facility, located at Lantana in Santa Monica. Additionally, the lease added new space adjacent to Todd-AO West, creating Soundelux West for the company’s sound editorial presence. The new space will house some of the company’s most respected creative talent, including Supervising Sound Editors Wylie Stateman and Peter Brown.
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Hungarian FilmLab Selects MTI Film’s CORTEX::Dailies for New Digital Dailies Service
Europe’s BoneheadZ oversees installation of the most comprehensive digital dailies system in Eastern Europe.
The Hungarian FilmLab (Magyar Filmlabor), Hungary’s largest provider of film laboratory and post-production services, has purchased MTI Film’s flagship dailies processing solution, CORTEX::Control Dailies Ultimate Edition. FilmLab will employ CORTEX::Dailies to service feature and television productions working in Hungary and throughout Europe. The system is capable of processing camera data from all popular digital cinema cameras, including cameras made by Sony, ARRI, Canon and RED, and creating media required for editorial, review and back-up, with or without applied color grading.
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Aspera Receives 65th Primetime Emmy® Engineering Award for Aspera fasp™
Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced that Aspera has been awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for its Aspera fasp core transport technology – an innovative high-speed data transfer software that has transformed the way media content is ingested, produced, managed, distributed and delivered today.
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The Film Society Of Lincoln Center Selects Christie Solaria Series Projectors To Light Up Starr Theater At Alice Tully Hall In New York City
News: The Film Society Of Lincoln Center Selects Christie Solaria Series Projectors To Light Up Starr Theater At Alice Tully Hall In New York CityState-of-the-Art Christie 4K Projection to Open the 51st Annual New York Film Festival with the World Premiere of “Captain Phillips”
The world’s leading digital projection system, the Christie® Solaria® Series, has been selected as digital projector of choice for the Starr Theater at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, one of the most prestigious movie premiere venues in the United States. Preferred Christie dealer Digital Media Systems performed the installation in preparation for the 51st Annual New York Film Festival (NYFF), which will run from September 27 to October 13. The 4K resolution Christie projection system will debut on Friday, with the festival’s Opening Night world premiere of “Captain Phillips,” a film starring Tom Hanks and based on the true story of the 2009 seizure by four Somali pirates of the Maersk Alabama cargo ship.
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New Documentary "LTO: License to Operate," Follows Former LA Gang Members Turned Peace Keepers On A Mission to Stop Violence
News: New Documentary "LTO: License to Operate," Follows Former LA Gang Members Turned Peace Keepers On A Mission to Stop ViolenceBranding/Marketing agency Omelet, production company Foundation Content, and Director James Lipetzky have teamed up to jointly produce “License to Operate,” a feature-length documentary film about former gang members who are working together to eliminate gang violence and restore peace in their communities. The new documentary is an outgrowth of the production of a promotional video shot earlier this year for non-profit “A Better LA” by Omelet, Foundation, and Lipetzky.
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Premiere Creative Training Event Coming To Atlanta October 25-27, 2013.
News: Premiere Creative Training Event Coming To Atlanta October 25-27, 2013.Workshop Schedule finalized, Atlanta Creative Ball raffle crosses $20,000 and includes a Blackmagic Cinema Camera!
The Atlanta Cutters are bringing the Southeast Creative Summit to Atlanta! Creative professionals have a dizzying array of tools available today. Knowing what to DO with all those tools to complete a task, create something original, improve on in-house concepts and please your bosses & clients — that's the knowledge that puts you ahead of the curve. That's what the Southeast Creative Summit is all about.
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Hone Your Film Production Skills at Manhattan Edit Workshop’s Digital Cinema Bootcamp
Work with the latest camera technology and learn best practice shooting techniques at MEWshop’s hottest class in digital filmmaking
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, announced today that registration is now open for its most popular workshop, the Digital Cinema Bootcamp. Held on September 7th and 8th and taught by master filmmakers and technologists, Josh Apter (founder Manhattan Edit Workshop) and Jem Schofield (founder theC47), the Digital Cinema Bootcamp is a hands-on intensive workshop featuring the very latest in digital cinema gear from Canon and Digital Bolex. In addition to learning the ins and outs of the latest camera technology, Apter and Schofield will share shooting techniques and helpful tricks as well as discuss the infinite accessories and best practices for using cutting edge digital cinema filmmaking tools.
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Manhattan Center Expands Video Production Capacity With Ikegami HDK-97C Cameras
News: Manhattan Center Expands Video Production Capacity With Ikegami HDK-97C CamerasTen New Digital 3G Portable CMOS Camera Systems from Ikegami's Unicam HD Line Added, Following Major Buildout at NYC Media Complex
In the heart of midtown, Manhattan Center Productions (MCP) stands as one of New York City's most versatile media production complexes. A recent influx of new long-term clients at the facility required MCP to significantly expand their production capacity, with ten new Ikegami HDK-97C Digital 3G Portable CMOS Camera Systems at the heart of the buildout.
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Southeast Creative Summit Training Event Update: Academy Award Winner Ed Novick and Emmy Award Winning Sesame Street Editor Jesse Averna added to the Presenter List!
News: Southeast Creative Summit Training Event Update: Academy Award Winner Ed Novick and Emmy Award Winning Sesame Street Editor Jesse Averna added to the Presenter List!Promotional Code included good for $100 off admission included in this news release
The Atlanta Cutters are bringing the Southeast Creative Summit to Atlanta! Creative professionals have a dizzying array of tools available today. Knowing what to DO with all those tools to complete a task, create something original, improve on in-house concepts and please your bosses & clients..... that's the knowledge that puts you ahead of the curve. That's what the Southeast Creative Summit is all about.
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NBC Scores 53 Emmy Nominations, Tying For High Among Broadcast Networks
Saturday Night Live’ Leads With 17 Nominations, Extending Its Emmy Record to 173 ‘30 Rock’ Earns 13 Nominations, Including Best Comedy Series and Nods for Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and Jane Krakowski Vera Farmiga of ‘Bates Motel’ Scores for Universal Television With Nomination for Lead Drama Actress ‘The Voice’ Nominated for Reality Competition Program and ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ for Best Variety Series
NBC received 53 Primetime Emmy Award nominations Thursday morning, tying for the most of any broadcast network.
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POV Films Nominated for 9 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards
'Nostalgia for the Light' Receives 2 Nominations, Including Best Documentary; 'The City Dark,' 'Give Up Tomorrow,' 'Granito,' 'My Reincarnation,' 'StoryCorps Animated Series,' 'Sound of Vision,' POV 25th Anniversary Promotional Reel Nominated. Winners to Be Announced on Oct. 1, 2013, in New York
POV (Point of View), public television's premier showcase for independent documentaries, has received nine nominations for the 2013 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, it was announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The POV nominees are: Nostalgia for the Light (two nominations including Best Documentary), The City Dark, Give Up Tomorrow, Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, My Reincarnation, POV | StoryCorps Animated Series, Sound of Vision and POV's 25th anniversary promotional reel. In 2012, POV set a record by winning five News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
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Premiere Creative Training Event Coming To Atlanta October 25-27, 2013.
News: Premiere Creative Training Event Coming To Atlanta October 25-27, 2013.Promotional Code included good for $100 off admission!
The Atlanta Cutters are bringing the Southeast Creative Summit to Atlanta! Creative professionals have a dizzying array of tools available today. Knowing what to DO with all those tools to complete a task, create something original, improve on in-house concepts and please your bosses & clients..... that's the knowledge that puts you ahead of the curve. That's what the Southeast Creative Summit is all about.
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Wise Buddah Scoops Six New York Festivals Radio Awards
Three Gold, One Silver and Two Bronze Awards recognize the company's work across programming and jingles
Leading Radio Indie and Jingles producer Wise Buddah has won three Gold, one Silver and two Bronze awards at the 2013 New York Festivals International Radio Programs and Promos Awards.
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Colorist Jack Lewars Joins Technicolor – PostWorks New York
News: Colorist Jack Lewars Joins Technicolor – PostWorks New YorkTechnicolor – PostWorks, New York, Manhattan’s largest independent provider of post-production services, has brought on Jack Lewars as Senior Colorist. Lewars, who arrives with more than 80 features to his credit, will be available for feature and television projects both through Technicolor – PostWorks and through The Room, the finishing boutique located within the Technicolor – PostWorks facility.
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Custom Consoles supports BBC Studios and Post Production's Elstree studio complex upgrades
News: Custom Consoles supports BBC Studios and Post Production's Elstree studio complex upgradesCustom Consoles announces the completion of a relocation and renewal project for BBC Studios and Post Production, the BBC's commercial facilities arm. Whilst the Television Centre site is being redeveloped, BBC Studios and Post Production has relocated its London studios business to Elstree and is providing HD TV studios at BBC Elstree and Elstree Film Studios in Borehamwood. The commission included moving the existing main production desk, production monitor wall and the lighting and vision monitor wall from Television Centre Studio 6 in London to the Elstree studio complex. Three additional desks have been provided, two from Custom Consoles' Module-R series plus a specifically designed lighting control desk.
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AICP Show Honors Best Commercials Of The Year
The AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial premiered tonight at The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA - in New York City, closing out AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image, which also included the debut of the AICP Next Awards at the NYU Skirball Center, and the return of the AICP Directors Lectures Series at MoMA. Two thousand members of the advertising, marketing and production industries attended the debut of the AICP Show. Serving as chair of this year’s Show was Michael Di Girolamo, Partner/Executive Producer of Station Film. Following its premiere at MoMA, the Show will tour museums and cultural institutions around the country and abroad.
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DuArt Names Craig Gordon Senior Editor
News: DuArt Names Craig Gordon Senior EditorAward-Winning Editor Brings Accomplished Capabilities to Renowned New York City Post House
DuArt, New York City’s comprehensive video, digital media, and film post facility, announced that it has added Craig Gordon as Senior Editor.
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"Room At The Top" – Dataton’s Watchout Powers London’s The View From The Shard
News: "Room At The Top" – Dataton’s Watchout Powers London’s The View From The ShardEvent Communications and DJ Willrich combine to give unique flavour to tallest viewing platform from any building in Western Europe
Deploying multimedia technology in way that enhances a naturally stunning visual experience is no easy task. Yet that is exactly what Event Communications and systems integrator DJ Willrich (DJW) have done at London’s The View from The Shard – utilising the features of Dataton WATCHOUT™multi-image display and presentation software. For this project, WATCHOUT was provided by Dataton’s UK Premium Partner, Mirage Associates.
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Christie Helps Engage Participants at T.I.N.Y. – An Interactive Multimedia Public Art Installation by Artist Garson Yu at New York’s Pier 57
News: Christie Helps Engage Participants at T.I.N.Y. – An Interactive Multimedia Public Art Installation by Artist Garson Yu at New York’s Pier 57Eight Christie HD10K-M 1080 HD 3-chip DLP Projectors are Lighting Up the Interactive Art Space at the Marina at Pier 57 in New York City from June 1-16
At the Marina at Pier 57, Christie® M-Series HD projectors are helping visitors “travel” through New York City by creating a multi-sensory experience for The Interactive New York (T.I.N.Y) exhibition, an interactive multimedia art installation by video artist Garson Yu. The exhibit is inspired by New York City as a living organism, and will let visitors interact with video and sound reminiscent of traveling in the city.
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Boxer’s Rodrigo Garcia Saiz Rewards Athletic Endurance With Microwavable Delights For Sadia
News: Boxer’s Rodrigo Garcia Saiz Rewards Athletic Endurance With Microwavable Delights For SadiaLos Angeles-based Boxer Films director Rodrigo Garcia Saiz pacifies a dedicated fighter’s fall from glory with mouthwatering microwavable burgers in the new :90 “Boxer” for Brazilian food company Sadia Hot Pocket out of DDB Brazil. Produced through Saiz’s Mexico City-based Central Films, “Boxer” features an intrepid boxer working toward physical perfection with daily runs and back-breaking strength training, only to fall short once in the ring.
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Shutterstock Offers Astounding Underwater Footage from Josh Jensen
News: Shutterstock Offers Astounding Underwater Footage from Josh JensenShutterstock, leading provider of high-quality, royalty-free digital footage, is now offering imagery from Australia-based cameraman Josh Jensen and his company Undersea Productions.
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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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Bavaria Film GmbH Purchases ASSIMILATE SCRATCH Site License
News: Bavaria Film GmbH Purchases ASSIMILATE SCRATCH Site LicenseSCRATCH Site License Significantly Enhances Efficiency, Productivity and Creativity
ASSIMILATE®, a leading global provider of dailies and post-production tools for digital cinema and broadcast workflows, today announced that one of Europe’s largest production houses, Bavaria Film and D-Facto Motion, the creative house of Bavaria Film, have purchased a company-wide site license for ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH® finishing software and SCRATCH Lab®, its advanced production dailies and VFX tool.
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Christie Solaria Series Projectors Light Up The Warner Bros. World Premiere Of “The Great Gatsby” In 3D At Avery Fisher Hall In New York City
News: Christie Solaria Series Projectors Light Up The Warner Bros. World Premiere Of “The Great Gatsby” In 3D At Avery Fisher Hall In New York CityPreferred Dealer Digital Media Systems Selected Two Christie 4K Projectors for the Screening at Lincoln Center
The highly anticipated world premiere of Warner Bros. “The Great Gatsby” lit up the screen in brilliant 3D, thanks to Christie Solaria® Series digital cinema projectors, which brought to life the splendor of the roaring twenties in rich, saturated colors and sharp, 4K-resolution. The star-studded event took place at Avery Fisher Hall, an iconic New York City venue at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
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Rohde & Schwarz Teams with Hollywood HEART to Teach Filmmaking Skills to At-Risk Youth
News: Rohde & Schwarz Teams with Hollywood HEART to Teach Filmmaking Skills to At-Risk YouthMay “Shooting Stars” workshop will provide teens an opportunity to learn from industry pros; teen-produced films to be given a red carpet screening in June.
At-risk teens from across Los Angeles will learn filmmaking skills from Hollywood professionals as part of a unique two-day workshop sponsored by Burbank-based Rohde & Schwarz DVS and the nonprofit organization Hollywood HEART. Teens will receive training from industry veterans in cinematography, screenwriting, acting, editing and sound in the “Shooting Stars” workshop scheduled for May 4th and 5th. The event will yield three to four short films that will be showcased at a red carpet theater screening on June 6th.
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Legends of Storytelling Gather in Manhattan for Filmmaker Event Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story
Registration now open for a one-day celebration of the art of filmmaking, Held at French Institute June 8
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, revealed its all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story, a special one-day symposium for the creative community. “Building on the momentum of many successful events focusing on film editors, it seems a natural move to celebrate all of the talent involved in the process,” says Josh Apter, founder and president of Manhattan Edit Workshop. “From sound design and visual effects to groundbreaking transmedia projects, post-production is about using all of the elements of sight, sound and story to create a truly unique experience. Anyone interested in what happens when the cameras stop rolling in the fast-evolving craft of visual storytelling is going to find something that speaks to them here.”
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Slate Media Group’s PostWorks New York Acquires Mega Playground, New York
Slate Media Group, a leading independent provider of post-production services to the film and television industry, today announces that its PostWorks New York has acquired the assets of Mega Playground, a post production facility located at 609 Greenwich Street in New York’s West Village. Simultaneously, the Company entered into a new long-term lease at 609 Greenwich Street reflecting the commitment of Slate Media Group and PostWorks to downtown New York, the hub for television and feature finishing.
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From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "Jurassic Park 3D"
News: From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "Jurassic Park 3D"Own Steven Spielberg's Groundbreaking Classic For The First Time In State-Of-The Art 3D
Experience one of the most influential films in motion-picture history with director Steven Spielberg's ultimate thrill ride " Jurassic Park 3D" . To commemorate the film's 20th anniversary, the epic blockbuster has been remastered with advanced 3D formatting that presents the Academy Award®-winning visual effects in a fashion that was unimaginable during the film's first release. Jurassic Park 3D will be available on Blu-ray™ 3D, a 2D version of the film on Blu-ray™, DVD, UltraViolet™ and Digital Download with an all-new 3D bonus feature on April 23, 2013 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
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Shipments Of High-Value Christie Solaria One Projectors To Global Exhibitors Accelerate In 2013
News: Shipments Of High-Value Christie Solaria One Projectors To Global Exhibitors Accelerate In 2013Shipments of the Christie® Solaria® One projector, a DCI-compliant solution based on Texas Instruments’ (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) S2K DLP Cinema® chipset, have accelerated since first units rolled off Christie’s manufacturing plant floors in November 2012. Small-screen theaters in China, Russia, India, Brazil and across Europe and North America are seizing the opportunity to purchase these complete, economical projectors.
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Shootersinc Expands Design/Motion Graphics Capabilities; Adds Artist Seddie Stone
News: Shootersinc Expands Design/Motion Graphics Capabilities; Adds Artist Seddie StoneShootersINC -- a fully integrated content company -- has expanded its design and motion graphics capabilities by adding 2D/3D Artist Seddie Stone to the company’s creative roster. The announcement was made this morning by Creative Director Kris Magyarits, who welcomes Stone from ABC News in Philadelphia.
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Versatile Distribution Services Delivers Turnkey Systems Optimized for 4K and 2K ASSIMILATE SCRATCH DI and Dailies Workflows
New Turnkeys to be Offered in North America Exclusively by CineSys-Oceana
Versatile Distribution Services (VDS), a distributor specializing in integrated solutions for the media and entertainment industry today announced the immediate availability of integrated 4K and 2K turnkey workstations featuring ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH® Digital Intermediate software. SCRATCH enables digital cinema and broadcast artists to generate dailies, conform, color-correct, and finish within a real-time, integrated, user-friendly solution. The turnkey systems will be available exclusively in North America through CineSys-Oceana, one of the largest media and entertainment industry resellers.
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NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology Puts Qube! Through the Paces
News: NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology Puts Qube! Through the PacesRemote Capabilities and Reliable Results Make Render Management Software the “Backbone of BFA Program”
Free is great until system crashes become more common than polished renders. New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology learned this lesson the hard way after entrusting its render queue to free render farm management solutions. These systems were unable to provide the reliability required to produce quality animations and images for its students’ thesis projects, leading the Computer Animation and Interactive Media department to a solution that would: PipelineFX’s Qube!™.
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Sony Pictures Colorworks Launches 4K Television Post-Production Facility
News: Sony Pictures Colorworks Launches 4K Television Post-Production FacilityColorworks, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s digital intermediate facility, has opened a new facility focused on 4K television post-production. Located in the Capra Building on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, Colorworks 4K Television will provide post-production services for original programming shot in 4K and re-mastering services for film-originated media. It will deliver both HD masters for current distribution and 4K masters for future use.
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Doritos 'Crash the Super Bowl' Winner Ben Callner Fields Tunewelders to Make a Scream with 'Goat 4 Sale'
News: Doritos 'Crash the Super Bowl' Winner Ben Callner Fields Tunewelders to Make a Scream with 'Goat 4 Sale'Doritos "Crash the Super Bowl" winner Ben Callner's "Goat 4 Sale" commercial began with an idea about a ravenous Doritos-eating goat. Culminating the narrative he envisioned relied heavily on sound to sell the authenticity, dramatic tension and humor at play in his 30-second spot. He tapped longtime collaborators Tunewelder Music Group to make it work. Led by Music & Audio Post Supervisor Ben Holst, Tunewelders worked closely with Callner to hone the spot through sound design & editing, foley, voice-over, mixing and mastering.
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Telestream Vantage Video Transcoding Streamlines Workflow for Magenta TV
Leading German post-production company achieves greater speed, flexibility, and efficiency since implementing Vantage video transcoding and workflow automation from Telestream
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that Magenta TV, a leading full-service post-production facility in Germany's Rhine-Maine region, has successfully deployed Telestream Vantage® video transcoding and workflow automation server-software. Magenta TV selected Vantage because it provides the centralized system the company needed to automatically process a variety of encoding tasks outside of its editing suites. The system was purchased from local dealer, Netorium, who helped with the workflow design.
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Studio City, CA Based Media City Sound Recruits Rick Larimore as VP Post Production
Media City Sound brings aboard former Jet Stream Sound Executive and Director to build independent film, scripted television and games post-production, at their Studio City stages.
Studio City‐based Media City Sound announced today that it has brought aboard Rick Larimore to support and build their independent film, scripted television and games footprint at the Studio City post-production facility and increase its capabilities in the independent film area. Larimore will employ the experience of over 25 years as a post production professional focusing on audio and four years of studio ownership supported by the company’s roster of 25 experienced and award-winning mixers, editors, composers, and an expert support staff.
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Ancient Chinese Caves Brought Back to Life Using projectiondesign®
News: Ancient Chinese Caves Brought Back to Life Using projectiondesign®F10 AS3D projectors used in immersive exhibition on view during Smithsonian’s Arthur M Sackler Gallery’s 25th Anniversary Celebration
Visitors to “Pure Land: Inside the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang” during the 25th anniversary celebrations of Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, DC will witness a technological immersive application never seen before in the United States. The 3D 360-degree panoramic journey uses projectiondesign® F10 AS3D to reproduce stunning imagery of paintings and sculptures in the ancient rock cave’s 220-meter north wall known as Bhaisajyaguru’s Eastern Paradise in China, a UNESCO World Heritage site which is closed to ensure their preservation.
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Evolve Digital Cinema | IMG Wins 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Promotional Announcements
Creative Team at Evolve Digital Cinema | IMG Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for their Work with The National Geographic Channel
Evolve Digital Cinema | IMG, a boutique creative production company, announced today it has won a coveted 2011 Emmy Award in the category of Oustanding Promotional Announcement: Institutional. Evolve Digital Cinema | IMG was recognized for their work with the National Geographic Channel and their campaign to create a new look to promote Nat Geo’s Explorers initiative and institution.
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Translating the Human Experience Through Documentary Editing
Learn the art of documentary editing from award-winning editors at Manhattan Edit Workshop; The Art of Documentary Editing runs October 29th – November 2nd; early bird pricing ends October 5th
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWshop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, is proud to announce the return of its five-day intensive workshop, The Art of Documentary Editing, from October 29th – November 2nd. Taught by Janet Dalton, MEWshop’s director of education and freelance editor, and MEWshop owner and filmmaker Josh Apter, students will explore the many techniques of documentary editing, from the creative decisions that make a great story to established workflow methods for picture and sound that every editor should know.
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Empire Investment Holdings Acquires CSS Studios
Empire Investment Holdings ("Empire") announced today that it has acquired CSS Studios, LLC (“CSS”), from Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA). CSS Studios is a holding company that owns seven distinct businesses, which together comprise the largest independent postproduction sound company in North America.
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Troika Launches EA Sports '13 Video Campaign
News: Troika Launches EA Sports '13 Video CampaignAgency Delivers Branded Videos, Marketing Assets for Madden NFL 13, FIFA 13, NHL 13, and NBA Live 13
EA Sports has teamed up with brand consultancy and creative agency Troika to launch a series of branded videos for their 2013 set of signature titles, including Madden NFL 13, FIFA 13, NHL 13, and NBA Live 13. The spots aim to deliver a unified, branded EA Sports experience as titles load for each game. Footage captured for the campaign will also be featured in marketing assets for EA Sports' digital Season Ticket offering, and will anchor a set of branded videos featured on LED screens in Times Square and Las Vegas.
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LIMEY Director Graeme Joyce Visually Perfects The "Green Routine" For California Solar Initiative (CSI)
News: LIMEY Director Graeme Joyce Visually Perfects The "Green Routine" For California Solar Initiative (CSI)Director Graeme Joyce has shot an incredibly beautiful campaign for the California Solar Initiative (CSI), including a broadcast spot and print advertising. Showcasing in simple yet visually compelling images Californians’ daily activities, which strive to preserve the environment, the new campaign encourages state residents to take it one step further and add solar panels for heating water to their “Green Routine.”
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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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Universal Pictures To Release Pitch Perfect In Select Theaters On Friday, September 28, 2012
Audiences Will Get Pitch Slapped by the New Musical Comedy One Week Earlier than Expected
Universal Pictures announced today that it will release Pitch Perfect in select theaters across North America on Friday, September 28, 2012—one week earlier than expected. This early release of the new movie from Gold Circle Films and Universal Pictures will precede the musical comedy's wide release, which continues as previously scheduled on October 5.
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Cinedeck Rx Empowers Tapeless Workflows For Major Broadcasters, Production Companies And Cultural Institutions
News: Cinedeck Rx Empowers Tapeless Workflows For Major Broadcasters, Production Companies And Cultural InstitutionsCinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of mobile capture systems for motion picture and broadcast production, today released details of how major broadcasters, production companies and cultural institutions have implemented its Cinedeck RX rack-mount, solid-state recorder, in tapeless workflows across a diverse range of broadcast, mobile OB, VFX and aerial and applications.
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Mobile Imagination Gains Traction On Professional Television Productions as doddlePRO Becomes Must-Have Tool for Planning, Logistics
News: Mobile Imagination Gains Traction On Professional Television Productions as doddlePRO Becomes Must-Have Tool for Planning, LogisticsdoddlePRO Digital, Mobile Call Sheets Transform Planning and Logistics for Production Managers on Growing Number of Television Episodics, Commercials and Documentaries
Mobile Imagination, LLC is gaining significant traction among the professional television production community as doddlePRO (http://www.doddleme.com) is quickly becoming the must-have tool for production planning and logistics management. doddlePRO is the Company’s online, collaborative call sheet and planning solutions for professional productions.
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Manhattan Edit Workshop and theC47 Present: The Filmmaker's Intensive 2012
Learn the art and science of documentary film from top working professionals in the industry; Early bird special ends Monday, July 16th
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWshop) and theC47 are excited to announce The Filmmaker’s Intensive (TFMI), an annual two-week program that takes aspiring filmmakers out of their day-to-day environments and allows them to fully immerse themselves in the art and science of making movies. This year's program is specifically designed to provide each student an intense education in non-fiction filmmaking from some of the best documentarians in the industry.
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Professional Wireless Systems Returns To NBA Finals For 8th Consecutive Series
Expert Frequency Coordination Team Takes the Court to Ensure Solid RF Coverage
From the moment the Oklahoma City Thunder hosted the Miami Heat in game one of the NBA finals at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), a Masque Sound Company, and experts in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live and broadcast events, has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to maintain all RF communications equipment and signals for the games. PWS will remain on-hand for the duration of the finals until the NBA crowns a champion.
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Hammer Creative “Confronts Death” By Producing New Promotional Campaign For THQs Darksiders II -- Cinematic, Live Action Trailer, Conceived & Produced By Hammer, Features “Game Of Thrones” Star James Cosmo
News: Hammer Creative “Confronts Death” By Producing New Promotional Campaign For THQs Darksiders II -- Cinematic, Live Action Trailer, Conceived & Produced By Hammer, Features “Game Of Thrones” Star James CosmoHammer Creative, a Videogame Creative Agency specializing in all aspects of A/V, has conceived, produced, edited, and provided post production for a new, four trailer marketing campaign promoting client THQ’s new Darksiders II videogame. The announcement was made by Hammer Creative’s Executive Creative Director Scott Hayman.
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Ken Kobré Shoots "Deadline Every Second" Capturing the AP's Finest Photojournalists in Front-line Action with the AG-HMC150 AVCCAM HD Handheld Camcorder
News: Ken Kobré Shoots "Deadline Every Second" Capturing the AP's Finest Photojournalists in Front-line Action with the AG-HMC150 AVCCAM HD Handheld CamcorderDocumentary Scheduled to Air on PBS Stations WNET and KQED in July
Ken Kobré, professor of Photojournalism at San Francisco State University, chose Panasonic’s AG-HMC150 AVCCAM HD camcorder to shoot a wide-ranging documentary, Deadline Every Second, profiling 12 Associated Press photojournalists in action around the world. For two years, Kobré traveled three continents to film the news service’s outstanding photographers as they covered everything from clashes in the Middle East to the Tour de France race. Kobré photographed the AP photojournalists staking out the British Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street as well as AP staffers in the thick of wildfires in California.
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Bodega's HELLO LONESOME on DVD on May 29th
New York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega is proud to announce the DVD release, through Film Movement, of indie feature film Hello Lonesome starring James Urbaniak (American Splendor), Lynn Cohen (Sex and the City), Sabrina Lloyd (Aaron Sorkin’s Sports Night), Harry Chase, and Nate Smith. The Spirit Award-nominated film weaves together the worlds of six flawed yet endearing individuals as they explore those age-old human desires: to love and be loved. The film, which received the Best Ensemble Jury Award at the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival, will be available for purchase in retail locations in the U.S. and Canada and streaming online through iTunes, Amazon, Hulu and Netflix on May 29, 2012.
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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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NBC Olympics Chooses Avid for Sixth Consecutive Broadcast of Olympic Games
Avid’s workflow solutions assembled for NBC Olympics’ 2012 London coverage is most comprehensive ever
Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) announced that it will deploy the most comprehensive Avid workflow in the history of NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group to support its coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games taking place in London, England, July 27-August 12, 2012.
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Pond5 Reaches 1 Million Stock Video Clips as Growth Accelerates
Media Maker’s Marketplace Celebrates with a Day of 100% Royalties, Plus a Party at SXSW
Pond5, the pioneering online marketplace for stock media and creative components, announced today that the one-millionth clip had been added to its stock video collection, making Pond5 by far the largest and fastest-growing collection of royalty-free video on the Web. The site also offers millions of stock images, audio files, and other creative components for use as raw material in media productions of all types.
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Codex and ARRIRAW Mark a Breakthrough Year in 2011
News: Codex and ARRIRAW Mark a Breakthrough Year in 201150 feature films shot with the ALEXA/CODEX/ARRIRAW workflow.
Codex Digital, the leading developer of digital media recorders and media management systems for film and television production, today announced that Codex Onboard Recorders have been used on approximately 50 feature films in 2011.
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Translation And Sonic Union Jolt Kids Back To School With Lebron James For State Farm
News: Translation And Sonic Union Jolt Kids Back To School With Lebron James For State FarmNY-based Translation LLC and Cut + Run editor TG Herrington team up with Sonic Union mixer Michael Marinelli to impact high school kids to stay in school with Lebron James in the affecting :30 PSA “Wake Up” for State Farm Insurance. The spot, directed by Radical Media’s Dave Meyers, features a teenage boy’s nightmare of how his life might turn out if he drops out of school.
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Pond5 Holiday Giveaway: 50 Free Stock Media Gifts
Through December 31st, Media Makers Can Instantly Download Free Stock Video, Sound Effects, Production Music and After Effects Templates.
Pond5, the world’s stock media marketplace, announced today that their annual Holiday Giveaway is occurring now through the end of the year. In the spirit of the season Pond5 is offering media producers 50 free stock video, audio and AE files available for instant download directly from the website.
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Technicolor – PostWorks New York Names Jazwinski and Herzfeld to Head Sales Team
News: Technicolor – PostWorks New York Names Jazwinski and Herzfeld to Head Sales TeamTechnicolor - PostWorks New York, the city’s most comprehensive provider of post production services for film and television, has appointed a new senior sales team.
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Sound Devices Showcases New Products at Inter BEE 2011
Sound Devices (Tech Trust Japan Co., LTD. – Hall 4, Booth 4106), experts in production sound audio, highlights its newest product introductions at Inter BEE 2011 (International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition), including the PIX line of video recorders, MixPre-D portable audio mixer and Mix Assist™, a new feature for Sound Devices 788T digital audio recorder.
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PrimalScream Music & Sound Takes On Austin: The Live Music Capital of the World
News: PrimalScream Music & Sound Takes On Austin: The Live Music Capital of the WorldPrimalScream Music & Sound is excited to announce it has opened a new location in Austin, TX, otherwise known as the Live Music Capital of the World. Company Founder/Creative Director Nicole Dionne will work via both Austin and PrimalScream’s Los Angeles studio to produce music and sound for advertising, film and television promotions.
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Stuck On On's Post-Production Adds Intensity To New Film "Take Shelter"
Austin-Based Company Making City A Premier Destination For Audio & Visual Finishing
Austin-based audio and visual finishing house Stuck On On helps to create the beautiful and stirring sights and sounds for the new film "Take Shelter", which opens in New York and Los Angeles September 30th. Through an impressive client roster in both film and advertising, the company is offering a complete post-production package that strengthens the city's standing as a creative destination for filming.
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Soundelux Creates “Emotional Truth” for Nicolas Winding Refn’s Cerebral Action Film
News: Soundelux Creates “Emotional Truth” for Nicolas Winding Refn’s Cerebral Action Film"Drive", the new film from FilmDistrict and Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, tells the story of a Hollywood stunt car driver (Ryan Gosling) who moonlights as a wheelman and discovers there is a contract out on him following a robbery gone bad. The movie is violent, yet stylish and emotionally gripping, and is being hailed by critics for its brashness and its brilliance.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment Amps Up Stock Footage Collection
News: Sony Pictures Entertainment Amps Up Stock Footage CollectionSony Pictures Stock Footage Debuts New Movie Quality Collection with 5.1 Sound
Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that Sony Pictures Stock Footage has introduced a first-of-its-kind stock footage collection featuring motion picture quality clips with custom-designed, studio-produced 5.1 soundtracks.
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Click 3X Teams With CBS Sports for the U.S. Open
News: Click 3X Teams With CBS Sports for the U.S. OpenWhen CBS Sports wanted to create an exciting new graphic package for the 2011 U.S. Open, they teamed up with Manhattan-based Click 3X, a full-service creative group specializing in on-air promotion and network branding.
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I.E. Effects Delivers Stereo Conversion for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"
L.A. and Michigan Facilities Work Seamlessly on Complex Postproduction Task
Harry Potter fans worldwide are flocking to theaters this summer for the eighth and final installment of the wildly popular film series. Playing to great reviews, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" is the first film in the franchise to be released in stereoscopic 3D. L.A.-based visual effects house I.E. Effects contributed to this complex postproduction task, providing 2D-to-3D stereo conversion for several key sequences, including some in the film’s opening scenes.
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Small Tree Named Initial Platinum Sponsor for Atlanta Cutters
Leading Shared Storage Provider Supports Post-Production User Group
Walter Biscardi, founder and president of Biscardi Creative Media and one of the founding members of the Atlanta Cutters, today announced that Small Tree, a leading designer and manufacturer of Ethernet network shared storage, would serve as the initial platinum sponsor for the newly formed post-production group.
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Studio 108 Opens The Doors Of A New Space Tripling Its Size In Richmond's Creative Mecca, The Manchester’s Art + Design District
News:  Studio 108 Opens The Doors Of A New Space Tripling Its Size In Richmond's Creative Mecca, The Manchester’s Art + Design DistrictFounder Jack Hartmann Marks Studio 108's 10th Anniversary With Its Re-Launch AsThe City's First Hybrid One-Stop Creative/Production/FX/Animation/Editorial/Audio Company
Studio 108 founder, director/editor Jack Hartmann, has announced that his integrated creative/FX/animation/production/post/audio company has opened the doors of its new facility in Manchester Flats, a unique building designed specifically for artists and creative companies. The multi award-winning firm has tripled its size with the move to the largest commercial space in this stunningly renovated 19th century warehouse located in the heart of Richmond’s burgeoning hip urban Mecca, The Manchester Art + Design District. The expansion marks Studio 108’s 10th anniversary, and positions it as the city’s most comprehensive creative resource for ad agencies, corporations and filmmakers seeking a cost-effective approach to a producing innovate, high-end media content.
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Manhattan Edit Workshop Captures The Action Of EditFest NY 2011 Via Signature Padumentaries Featuring Filmmaking's Finest
Interviews with the industry's hottest editors and filmmakers –Malcolm Jamieson , David Zieff (Metallica: Some Kind of Monster), Ken Schretzmann (Toy Story 3), Andrew Weisblum (Black Swan) and more
(New York, New York--June 15, 2011) Manhattan Edit Workshop (Mewshop), the cutting-edge authorized digital-training destination for post-production and content creators, takes viewers behind the scenes of the 2011 ACE EditFest NY event held at the Director's Guild of America Theater in New York City this past weekend.
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DuArt Names Ron Harris VP Of Production And Sales
News: DuArt Names Ron Harris VP Of Production And SalesExperienced Executive Leads Comprehensive NYC Post Facility’s Expansion Into Broadcast Video Post
DuArt, New York City’s comprehensive video and film post facility, announced that it has named Ron Harris as Vice President of Production and Sales.
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JVC Delivers 3D HD Imagery For AIX Records Surround Sound Demonstration At Axpona NYC
JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., will be part of a unique demonstration of high definition, surround music at Audio Expo North America (AXPONA), a high-performance audio show that runs June 24-25, 2011, at the Affinia Hotel in New York City.
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Ciné Dia upgrades its Pablo to 4K and Stereo3D
Paris-based full services facility invests in "future-proof" technology
The Ciné Dia Group, a leading French film laboratory and post house located just outside Paris, recently upgraded its Quantel Pablo, purchased in 2007, to full 4K and stereoscopic capability. The company provides the film and television industry with probably the widest range of services of any facility in Paris. It is a market leader for the production of theatrical copies of trailers, commercials and longform movies, and is also one of the foremost private restoration laboratories in France.
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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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ShootersNYC Adds Editor Anthony Marinelli
News: ShootersNYC Adds Editor Anthony MarinelliSatellite of Philly-based ShootersINC, Nabs Acclaimed Talent
ShootersNYC, the new satellite of ShootersINC, the Philadelphia-based multi-dimensional post house, led by Managing Director/Executive Producer Jeff Beckerman has added creative cutter Anthony Marinelli to its talent roster.
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Pond5 Celebrates 5 Years With $100,000 Stock Media Giveaway At NAB
Plus: Free Beer, and a Mobile App
Pond5, the world’s fastest growing marketplace for creative components, is celebrating its five-year birthday at NAB in Las Vegas with a $100,000 stock media giveaway. One thousand coupons, each worth $100, will be awarded to NAB attendees.
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Motionographer’s F5 Fest Announces Final Batch of Speakers
Mark Romanek, Neil Huxley, Adam Bly , Tanya Morgan & PressPausePlay Join Two-Day Creativity Conference, along with RE:VISION Gallery & the RE:PLAY Film Festival
(New York, New York--April 4, 2011) -F5, the biennial creativity festival presented by Motionographer that returns to the historic Roseland Ballroom in New York City April 15-16, 2011, has unveiled even more speakers and announced the final event schedule! F5 encompasses two days of talks, presentations and performances exploring the intersection of art, design and entertainment. This year’s theme, “Happy F5,” celebrates F5’s birthday (the first event was held in 2009) with inspiring, optimistic messages that foster creative collisions.
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Pond5 Adds Millions Of Photos And Vectors, Becomes One-Stop Marketplace For Stock Media
Media Makers Now Have Access to Web’s Most Comprehensive Selection of Stock Images, Video Footage, Audio Tracks and Motion Graphics Templates
Pond5, the world’s premier marketplace for stock media and one of the best-kept secrets among media producers, today announced the addition of over 5 million stock photos and vector illustrations to its collection, which also includes the Web’s largest selection of royalty-free stock video footage, as well as a full range of sound effects, production music tracks, and After Effects motion graphics templates.
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PostWorks, New York, Appoints Topazio to Head Engineering Team
News: PostWorks, New York, Appoints Topazio to Head Engineering TeamPostWorks, New York, the city’s most comprehensive provider of post production services for film, television and advertising media, has hired Bill Topazio as Vice President of Engineering.
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“Biutiful” Supervising Sound Editor Martín Hernández Joins Soundelux
News: “Biutiful” Supervising Sound Editor Martín Hernández Joins SoundeluxSupervising Sound Editor/Sound Designer Martín Hernández, whose credits include "Biutiful", "Into the Wild" and "Babel", has joined Soundelux. One of the most accomplished sound editors in Latin America, and one of few to successfully cross over to mainstream films, Hernández will be based at Soundelux’s facility in Hollywood.
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New York Cinematographer Ed David Shoots High-profile Commercial Spots with Panasonic's New AG-AF100 Large Imager HD Cinema Camera
AF100 Counters “Drawbacks” of HDSLRs on Projects for Lifetime Network, Net-a-Porter
New York City-based cinematographer Ed David has made the new Panasonic AG-AF100 large imager HD cinema camcorder his go-to camera on commercial shoots for Lifetime Networks, online luxury fashion destination Net-a-Porter and other high-profile companies.
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METAphrenie Plays Both Sides Of The Field With VFX heavy And Live-Action Spots For Asian Cup And TEDx
n METAphrenie’s latest promo for the AFC 2011 Asian Cup two fully CG soccer teams do battle in some of Qatar’s most iconic locations. The sand and water characters take part in an epic match spanning from Sealine, to Losail Village, and finally to a showdown in Khalifa Stadium.
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Technicolor Uses Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve for Color Grading on “The Fighter”
News: Technicolor Uses Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve for Color Grading on “The Fighter”Blackmagic Design today announced that colorist Tony Dustin of Hollywood-based Technicolor used the DaVinci Resolve Linux non-linear color correction system for color grading work done on Paramount Pictures/Relativity Media’s critically acclaimed feature film “The Fighter,” directed by David O. Russell. The film stars actor/producer Mark Wahlberg, Amy Adams, and recent Golden Globe® winners Christian Bale and Melissa Leo, and is currently in theaters nationwide.
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hsr|ny and MOTIVE Help "House Hunters International" Take Viewers Around the World
Dynamic Duo Delivers Critical Sound and Map, Location Graphics for Top Cable Reality TV Show
hsr|ny, a leading audio/video post-production house that provides top-of-the-line sound design, mixing, original dialogue recording, automated dialogue replacement, offline/online editing, sound effects and stock music, and MOTIVE, a creative studio specializing in identity, branding, interactive, creative development and live action production for television, online, radio and print that transcends multiple media platforms, are pleased to announce the starring roles they play in creating the sound and look of the popular HGTV series "House Hunters International".
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