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SMPTE Extends Call for Papers Deadline for SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Announces Registration Opening on June 16
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has extended the call for papers deadline to July 7 for the prestigious SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, which will take place Oct. 21-23 in Hollywood, California.
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Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital Future
News: Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital FutureEngine Virtual Film Company, a brand-new, creative content and production company, has been launched by Creative Director/Partner Gary Nueman. Having worked with some of the brightest and most ground-breaking creative agencies in the world, including Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide, Nueman has hand-selected his company’s new Directorial roster which includes the talents of Nueman himself, as well as Noah Harald, David Mahmoudieh, Scott McCullough, Kevin McVey, and Andrew Rydzewski.
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Mirada Transforms UCLA's Royce Hall with Projection Mapping Spectacle
News: Mirada Transforms UCLA's Royce Hall with Projection Mapping SpectacleShort Film Celebrates University's Upcoming Centennial to Kick Off New "Let There Be" Fundraising Campaign
Mirada teamed up with UCLA to create a one-of-a-kind film designed specifically for projection onto the façade of the University's iconic Royce Hall. The 10-minute film produced at 5K+ resolution was developed from beginning to end by Mirada, and became a true passion project for the creative team; Mirada co-founder Javier Jimenez is a UCLA alum, and the company has participated in mentorship programs with UCLA students for several years.
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MZED Joins Together With Vincent LaForet For a 32-City Camera Direction and Movement Tour
32 Cities | May 6th –July 13th 2014
DGA Director Vincent Laforet is getting ready to launch his cross-country "Directing Motion Tour" that will span 32 cities in just over 9 weeks,  where he will teach thousands of filmmakers how, when and why to move the camera. If you’ve ever wanted to elevate the level of your directing and DPing skills with an in-depth understanding of how important camera movement is to just about any piece of motion, this is a workshop you just might want to consider.
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SMPTE® Announces Calls for Student Papers and Louis F. Wolf Memorial Scholarship Applications
Student Paper and Scholarship Awards to Highlight Up-and-Coming Generation of Industry Leaders and Innovators
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced a call for papers for a special student issue of the "SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal," as well as for the SMPTE Student Paper Award. SMPTE is also accepting applications for the Louis F. Wolf Memorial Scholarship.
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Mr. Wolf Sets Up Shop in Santa Monica
News: Mr. Wolf Sets Up Shop in Santa MonicaFormerly Known as 1.1 VFX, the Expanding Visual Effects and Post Boutique has Found a New Home at Bully Pictures.
Creative directors Danny Yoon and Duy Nguyen, and executive producer Mike Pryor have renamed their boutique visual effects and post production company and moved it into new digs in Santa Monica. Formerly known as 1.1 VFX, the company will now operate as Mr. Wolf and work out of new headquarters located within the offices of commercial production company Bully Pictures. The new space includes a bevy of resources for visual effects, compositing, editorial finishing and digital color correction, as well as room for further expansion.
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Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand Spots
News: Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand SpotsPowerful, Easy-To-Use Render Farm Management Tools Let Artists in MPC’s Motion Design Studio Become Their Own Render Wranglers for High-Profile Rebrand Job
When one of the UK's largest broadcasters asks you to create a series of station identification clips (idents) for a major channel rebrand, you know that millions of people will be scrutinizing every frame. So how do you ensure the rendering goes without a hitch – without the need for dedicated support staff? If you're MPC, the answer is simple: you turn to PipelineFX and its Qube! render farm management system.
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Creative Profile: Rick Sander, Creative Director, HOAX Films
News: Creative Profile: Rick Sander, Creative Director, HOAX FilmsRick Sander and His Crew from Culver City-based HOAX Films are Finding Success by Redefining the Model for what a Boutique Visual Effects Design Company Can Achieve.
Rick Sander is Creative Director for HOAX Films, a digital production studio he founded with Executive Producer Alexis Nelson in 2010. HOAX Films provides VFX, color and finishing services for commercial, feature and web clients worldwide while maintaining a Southern California local presence.
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Mirada Creates ‘Dark Horse’ World for Katy Perry’s New Music Video
News: Mirada Creates ‘Dark Horse’ World for Katy Perry’s New Music VideoKaty Perry's latest music video for the hip hop-infused #1 hit single "Dark Horse" is a bold, Egyptian-themed cinematic epic created by storytelling studio Mirada. Starring “Katy-Pätra,” the video is a larger-than-life tale that follows the legendary “Queen of Memphis” as a parade of would-be suitors vie for her heart.
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SMPTE® Issues Call for Papers for the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
Organization Accepts Technical Paper Abstracts Online Through June 20
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today issued a call for papers for the prestigious SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Oct. 21-23 in Hollywood, Calif. This conference is the premier annual technology event covering current and future developments in media technology, content creation, image and sound, over-the-top, and the allied arts and sciences.
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HOAX Films Executive Producer Alexis Nelson to Speak at ACM SIGGRAPH Careers Event
Event set for January 21 in Los Angeles.
Alexis Nelson, Co-Founder and Executive Producer of HOAX Films, will take part in a panel discussion focused on careers in digital media in an event hosted by the Los Angeles chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH and Otis College of Art and Design. “Careers in Digital Media 2014” will feature managers and recruiters from some of the visual effects industry’s leading companies. They will offer insights into the career outlook in games, broadcast, television, film and other media, and provide the inside scoop into where the jobs are…and where they aren’t.
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Syyn Labs Lifts the Hood on the Ford EcoBoost® Engine
Syyn Labs, the creative collective behind mind-bending installations like the Rube Goldberg Machine in OK Go's "This Too Shall Pass" music video, recently collaborated with Team Detroit to design, assemble and produce a series of on-camera physics experiments to illustrate the science behind Ford's EcoBoost engines. Directed by Syyn Labs President/Founder Adam Sadowsky and produced via MTh, the spots star racecar driver Tanner Foust and Sadowsky. The pair execute test lab demonstrations that separately highlight the built-in turbocharger feature and the power of the EcoBoost engine.
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Rising Sun Pictures VFX Producer Richard Thwaites: A Man with a Plan
News: Rising Sun Pictures VFX Producer Richard Thwaites: A Man with a PlanProducers are the unsung heroes of the visual effects industry. Working on the periphery, their contributions aren’t always acknowledged, but their role as project manager, budget overseer, client advocate and cheerleader to the visual effects team is essential to the success of the project. If artists are the gears that drive the visual effects engine, producers are the grease that allows the gears to turn smoothly.
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Zoic Adds Art Director Casey Hupke
News: Zoic Adds Art Director Casey HupkeCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added Casey Hupke as Art Director for Zoic’s commercial and games division. With nearly a decade of experience as a VFX designer/animator in the commercial space, he has worked with top studios including Motion Theory/Mirada, Logan, The Famous Group and Imaginary Forces. His unique visual style, often characterized by computational particle physics, can be seen in campaigns for top clients such as IBM, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Exxon, Cisco and Buick.
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Zoic Adds Matt Thunell As Executive Producer Of Commercials/Games
News: Zoic Adds Matt Thunell As Executive Producer Of Commercials/GamesCulver City/Vancouver-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added Matt Thunell as Executive Producer of their commercial and games division. With over 12 years of experience at preeminent VFX and creative studios, he has worked on projects across commercials, features, music videos, special venues and interactive media. He has collaborated with nearly every top agency including Saatchi & Saatchi, BBDO, mcgarrybowen, RPA, The Martin Agency, 72andSunny, Wieden + Kennedy and Crispin, Porter & Bogusky, among numerous others.
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HOAX Films Executive Producer Alexis Nelson to Speak at The World Animation and VFX Summit
News: HOAX Films Executive Producer Alexis Nelson to Speak at The World Animation and VFX SummitEvent set for November 5th in Marina del Rey, California.
Alexis Nelson, Co-Founder and Executive Producer of HOAX Films will participate in a panel discussion entitled "Creating CG" and "VFX in Commercials" as part of The World Animation and VFX Summit on November 5th. Nelson will discuss HOAX Films’ recent work for Guess, NBC, Chevrolet, Absolut and other brands, and how a boutique visual effects house can thrive in the fiercely competitive world of advertising.
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Lightcraft Technology Receives 65th Primetime Emmy® Engineering Award For Previzion Virtual Studio System
Lightcraft Technology, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, today announced that it has been awarded an Emmy® for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for its Previzion Virtual Studio System.
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MTh Directors Grady Hall and Mark Kudsi Join Forces for Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’
News: MTh Directors Grady Hall and Mark Kudsi Join Forces for Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’MTh (Motion Theory) directors Grady Hall and Mark Kudsi teamed up to crown international popstar Katy Perry as ‘Queen of the Jungle’ in the new music video for her biggest ever #1 smash hit, “Roar.” Inspired by the song’s message of empowerment, Hall and Kudsi conceived the almost 5-minute epic as an homage to adventures and legends in the vein of Tarzan, Robinson Crusoe and comic book heroine Sheena.
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Mirada Wins 'Best Visual Effects' at MTV Video Music Awards for 'Safe and Sound' by Capital Cities
News: Mirada Wins 'Best Visual Effects' at MTV Video Music Awards for 'Safe and Sound' by Capital CitiesMirada Studios was honored with a Moonman for "Best Visual Effects" at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards held Sunday night at Brooklyn's Barclays Center for its work on Capital Cities' "Safe and Sound" music video. Directed by MTh's Grady Hall, Mirada Creative Director Jonathan Wu executed visual effects and post-production for the almost 4-minute video that was envisioned by Hall as a vibrant celebratory mash-up of wildly different dance styles.
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MTh Duo AKAMA Directs Animated Game Trailer for “Rayman Legends”
News: MTh Duo AKAMA Directs Animated Game Trailer for “Rayman Legends”Motion Theory (MTh) directorial team Akama was recently tapped by Ubisoft to create a short animated trailer for the upcoming platform game Rayman Legends. Debuted at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Akama’s Alexandre Ada and Cedric Jeanne handled everything on the project from design and modeling to effects and animation.
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MTh Recognized with MTV VMA Nominations for Capital Cities’ “Safe and Sound” Music Video
News: MTh Recognized with MTV VMA Nominations for Capital Cities’ “Safe and Sound” Music VideoDirected by MTh’s Grady Hall and featuring visual effects and post-production from Mirada, “Safe and Sound,” the popular music video from indie pop duo Capital Cities, has received nominations for MTV’s 2013 Video Music Awards including Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects. Airing live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on August 25, the MTV Video Music Awards will honor the year’s best and most innovative music videos.
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Mirada Teams with Guillermo del Toro for Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim Prologue Sequence
News: Mirada Teams with Guillermo del Toro for Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim Prologue SequenceStorytelling studio Mirada was the creative and technical force behind the “documentary footage” two-minute prologue of Guillermo del Toro’s robots vs. monsters epic, Pacific Rim. Working closely with del Toro, who co-founded Mirada with Pacific Rim DP Guillermo Navarro, director Mathew Cullen and Javier Jimenez, the Mirada team designed, created and shot the key sequence, which included over 80 fast-moving visual effects shots.
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Faceware Technologies Unveils Realtime Product, Faceware Live, at SIGGRAPH 2013
News: Faceware Technologies Unveils Realtime Product, Faceware Live, at SIGGRAPH 2013Faceware Live captures and transfers live facial performances to 3D facial rigs in real time
Faceware Technologies, the leading provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced a new realtime product: Faceware Live. The new software solution, which will be available in Q4, 2013, captures a live actor’s facial performance with any video source, and instantly transfers that performance to a 3D character in real time. Faceware Live will be on display at this year’s Siggraph, booth #809 (July 23-25, 2013).
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SMPTE Extends Call for Papers Deadline for SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition; Announces Preconference Symposium on Oct. 21
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has extended the call for papers deadline to July 19 for the prestigious SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Oct. 22-24 in Hollywood, Calif. In addition, SMPTE has scheduled its preconference symposium for Oct. 21 with the topic "Next-Gen Image Formats: More, Better, or Faster Pixels?"
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SMPTE Launches Centennial Predict-the-Future Contest
Entries Being Accepted Now; Winners Identify State of TV and Cinema Technology in 2016, Centennial Anniversary of SMPTE's Founding
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the launch of its Centennial Predict-the-Future Contest. Participants' projections regarding the state of television and cinema technology in 2016, the 100-year anniversary of SMPTE's founding, will be collected from April 7 to Nov. 1, 2013, and the winners — identified by renowned analysts — will be recognized during the Gala SMPTE Centennial Event in 2016.
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SMPTE Issues Call for Papers for SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
Proposals Being Accepted Online Through June 21
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), today issued a call for papers for the prestigious SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, which will be held Oct. 22-24 in Hollywood, Calif. Proposals for technical papers to be presented at the conference are being accepted through June 21 via the SMPTE online content submission tool located at http://www.smpte.org/cfp.
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Faceware Technologies Brings a New Face to the Asian Animation Market
Faceware Technologies signs two reseller agreements to aggressively target Japan and China with its Facial Motion Capture Technology
Faceware Technologies, a leading provider of 3D facial motion capture solutions for the video game, film, television and commercial industries, today announced that it has dramatically increased its foothold in the Asian market by signing two new resellers: Japan’s Crescent Inc,. the exclusive distributor of Vicon Motion Capture Systems to the Japanese entertainment market, and Beijing Ou-Lei Technology, Co, Ltd., a successful supplier of entertainment equipment & solutions in China.
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Atanasio + Martinez Join MTh Directorial Roster
News: Atanasio + Martinez Join MTh Directorial RosterDirectorial team Anthony Atanasio and Valerie Martinez have joined MTh (Motion Theory)’s commercial roster for U.S. representation. Since teaming up in 2004 after Atanasio’s debut in the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase at Cannes, the two have emerged as an award-winning pair, creating work for top brands including Nintendo, Nike, Audi, Levis, McDonald’s, Budweiser, General Motors and Toyota.
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MTh Adds French Directorial Duo Akama to Roster
News: MTh Adds French Directorial Duo Akama to RosterCommercial production company MTh (Motion Theory) has added French directorial team Akama to its roster. Akama’s Alexandre Ada and Cedric Jeanne joined forces in 2004 and have been creating award-winning work for global brands such as Audi, Volkswagen, Lacoste, Kit Kat and more ever since.
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Guillaume de Fontenay Joins MTh Directorial Roster
News: Guillaume de Fontenay Joins MTh Directorial RosterMTh (Motion Theory) today announced the addition of award-winning commercial director Guillaume de Fontenay to its roster. de Fontenay has helmed over two hundred spots over the course of his career with brands that include Pepsi, Bailey’s, Honda, Dodge, Toyota, Kellogg’s and many more.
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Northern Lights Adds Editor Alan Chimenti
News: Northern Lights Adds Editor Alan ChimentiNew York-based editorial house Northern Lights adds award-winning editor Alan Chimenti for east coast representation. Chimenti’s wide range of styles from VFX-heavy work to beautiful montages and comedy spots can be seen in commercial work for national brands such as Pepsi, Target, Puma, Expedia, Nike, Disney and eBay, collaborating with such top directors as Jason Reitman (“Juno,” “Up in the Air”), Grady Hall (Motion Theory), Randy Roberts (Curious Pictures), Matthew Cullen (Motion Theory), Drew Lightfoot (Passion Pictures) and Wayne Isham (Wondros). He has also packaged his skills in both visual effects and editorial storytelling in over 100 music videos for top artists including Green Day, Dave Matthews, Cake and No Doubt. He recently finished a project with Northern Lights and partner production boutique Bodega for Sunday Night Football/NBC Sports. Other upcoming work includes spots for GLAD, AT&T and Target.
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Poetica Launches a Collective of Artists and Filmmakers
News: Poetica Launches a Collective of Artists and FilmmakersManaging Director Bob Cagliero is pleased to announce the launch of Poetica, a hybrid collective of artists and filmmakers focusing on live action-through-post content creation. The word “Poetica” comes from the ancient Greek term for “making,” a simple idea that encapsulates the overall mission of the new group. Based out of New York with an office in LA, Poetica is a studio that creates award-winning live-action, VFX, 3D, 2D and design for commercials, music videos, short form content, installations, and the web.
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Futuristic Films Director Eddie Alcazar To Direct Feature Documentary About Famed Boxer Johnny Tapia
News: Futuristic Films Director Eddie Alcazar To Direct Feature Documentary About Famed Boxer Johnny TapiaFuturistic Films has announced that Director Eddie Alcazar will direct and produce a feature documentary about the remarkable personality, life and legacy of boxer Johnny Tapia. Synthetic Creatures, in association with Futuristic Films, is producing the documentary, as well as Andrea Monier. Futuristic’s EPs Brendan Kiernan and Justin Moore-Lewy are executive producing the film.
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Grant Anderson Appointed Executive Director Of Sony 3D Technology Center
Sony Pictures Stereographer to Lead Industry Education and Collaboration on 3D Productions
Sony Pictures Technologies has tapped Grant Anderson as the new Executive Director of the “Sony 3D Technology Center,” located at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. The announcement was made by Chris Cookson, President, Sony Pictures Technologies and Chief Officer of the Sony 3D Technology Center, Sony Corporation of America, and Toshino Yuhaku, Senior Vice President, Corporate Alliances, Sony Pictures Entertainment.
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Faceware Technologies Launches Free Educational Program
News: Faceware Technologies Launches Free Educational ProgramStudents Can Now Create High-Fidelity Facial Performances Free of Charge
Faceware Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of 3D facial animation software and hardware for the video game, film, television and commercial industries, today announced that it is rolling out its Educational Program to educational institutions around the world. The new program, which is currently being tested by a select number of universities including the UK’s University of Portsmouth, will allow students to create high-fidelity facial animation with the Faceware Professional Software Products, free of charge. Faceware is showcasing the first student project created with its technology, Stina and the Wolf, in booth #1129 at Siggraph 2012.
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AICP Digital Unveils Production Guidelines
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) and Dustin Callif, Executive Producer, Digital, at Tool, and President of AICP Digital, today unveiled guidelines for digital production. The document outlines best business practices for digitally produced content, including interactive, visual effects, design, and animation.
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New Professional Product Line Puts Faceware’s Complete Facial Animation Tool Suite Into Animators’ Hands
Faceware’s New End-to-End Tool Suite Helps Animators Create High-Fidelity Facial Performances 3-10x Faster than Hand Keying
Faceware Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of 3D facial animation software for the video game, film, television and commercial industries, today announced that it has launched its Faceware Professional Product Line, a low-cost, start-to-finish facial animation tool suite built to capture, analyze and create realistic facial performances 3-10x faster than hand keying that same performance. The Faceware Professional Product Line, which until now has only been in production testing at select studios, includes completely updated versions of the Faceware Head-Mounted Camera System (HMCS) and Faceware Retargeter, and a brand new product called Faceware Analyzer. This marks the first time Faceware has offered all of its internal technologies for use in studios.
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Ex-Weta Digital Vet David Bennett Joins Faceware Technologies
Faceware Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of 3D facial animation software for the video game, film, television and commercial industries, today announced that David Bennett will be head up sales efforts for the Company’s facial animation software in Europe and India, as well as build studio and channel relationships in those regions. Mr. Bennett is an award-winning artist who is recognized throughout the film and video game industry for his facial animation work on such films as “Avatar,” “The Adventures of Tintin”, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, and “Beowulf.”
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GoPro Broadens Efforts to Make GoPro CineForm Codec Widely Available to Professional Production Market
GoPro Moves Closer to Adoption by SMPTE as the VC-5 Standard
GoPro, the world’s most versatile camera, announced today it is broadening its efforts to ensure wide availability of the GoPro CineForm Codec, its high-performance video codec that has been highly valued in video post-production for many years as the industry’s highest quality compression format. The GoPro CineForm Codec is well established in the professional filmmaking marketplace, and has been integrated with several industry-leading devices and video cameras such as the Silicon Imaging SI-2K, Cinedeck mobile capture systems, and many renowned acquisition devices.
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Directorial Duo Mårlind & Stein Join Motion Theory Roster
News: Directorial Duo Mårlind & Stein Join Motion Theory RosterCommercial production company Motion Theory (MTh) has added Swedish team Mårlind & Stein to their directorial roster. Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein have worked together as a team for ten years on commercials, television programming and feature films.
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Image Metrics And Atomic Fiction Announce Joint Collaboration For Future Projects
Visual Effects Creators Behind Effects for "Transformers 3" and "Boardwalk Empire" Add Award-Winning Faceware Software to Animation Pipeline
Image Metrics (OTCBB: IMGX), a leading provider of 3D facial animation technology, and Atomic Fiction, an Emeryville-based visual effects and animation company, today announced a collaboration for upcoming entertainment projects where Atomic Fiction will integrate Image Metrics' award-winning Faceware™ facial animation software and hardware into its character animation and visual effects pipeline.
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Image Metrics and Atomic Fiction To Lead Character Facial Performance Workflow Session at Animago Conference 2011
Image Metrics, a leading provider of facial animation technology for the entertainment industry, will be presenting at the upcoming Animago Conference. The session, led by Image Metrics Technical Account Manager Jay Grenier and Atomic Fiction Character Supervisor Anton Dawson, will focus on character facial performance techniques for visual effects and animated feature production.
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Image Metrics and IMPD Productions Expand Animation Services
New Production Company to Provide Broad Animation Services to Clients While Leveraging Image Metrics' Innovative Technologies
Image Metrics, Inc. (OTCBB: IMGX), a leading provider of facial animation technology, and IMPD Productions, Inc., formerly part of Image Metrics but now a wholly-owned independent animation production company, announced today their partnership to serve clients with state-of-the-art production technology and services.
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Scott Gemmell Joins Mothership as Head of Production
News: Scott Gemmell Joins Mothership as Head of ProductionHybrid production company Mothership has named Scott Gemmell Head of Production. A veteran producer with a varied background in live action, motion graphics, animation, VFX, online media, and creative branding, Gemmell will oversee day-to-day production of commercial projects flowing through Mothership.
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Mirada Collaborates with Director Chris Milk to Create '3 Dreams of Black' for Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi's Concept Album ROME
Mirada's interactive dreamlike creatures contribute to immersive music video experience produced by Google Creative Lab & @radical.media for the track 'Black,' featuring Norah Jones
Mirada has teamed up with @radical.media director Chris Milk on an interactive music video experience called "3 Dreams of Black" for Danger Mouse and composer Daniele Luppi's Spaghetti Western-inspired concept album ROME. The album features Jack White and Norah Jones and will be released on the record label EMI.
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Troika Positions And Launches The Re-Brand Of Three FSN Regional Sports Networks To Root Sports
Agency Embraces ROOT SPORTS' Desire to Dispel the Traditional Model of an RSN, Creates Brand Strategy & Signature Graphic Elements from the Viewpoint of the Home Team Fan
Troika Design Group, a strategic branding and design agency, has teamed up with ROOT SPORTS™ to provide creative direction for the re-brand of the company's three regional sports networks in Seattle (formerly FSN Northwest), Denver (formerly FSN Rocky Mountain) and Pittsburgh (formerly FSN Pittsburgh).
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Guillermo del Toro to Direct Commercials Through Motion Theory
News: Guillermo del Toro to Direct Commercials Through Motion TheoryCommercial production company Motion Theory announces that filmmaker Guillermo del Toro will be helming commercials as the newest director on the Motion Theory roster.
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Motion Theory Director Mathew Cullen Leads Viewers on Darwinian Pursuit for Audi, Covering 300 Million Years in 60 Seconds
Motion Theory director Mathew Cullen teams with Venables Bell & Partners to create a heart-pounding pursuit across time for Audi that proves progress is more than a philosophy – it’s a force of nature.
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New Design Director Mark Coleran Helps Fuel Bonfire
News: New Design Director Mark Coleran Helps Fuel BonfireBonfire, a motion design and integrated media company, has announced that Mark Coleran has come on board as design director. Coleran is one of the most high profile designers of Fantasy User Interfaces (FUIs) for feature film and will leverage that experience to bring FUIs into real-world production for Bonfire's roster of technology clients.
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Image Metrics and Centroid to Offer Comprehensive Animation Solution
Partnership Marks the Launch of Image Metrics' Preferred Partner Program to Provide Clients with a Range of Complementary Animation Services
Image Metrics, Inc. (OTC BB: IMGX), a leading provider of facial animation technology for the entertainment industry, today announced a partnership with Centroid, the United Kingdom's leading motion capture and character animation services company, to provide an integrated animation solution to the film, television and video games industries.
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Image Metrics Acquires FacePro, Expands Facial Animation Solution
Image Metrics to Integrate FacePro Procedural Lip Sync Offering into FACEWARE Software Solution for Increased Animation Efficiency and Affordability
Image Metrics, Inc. (OTC BB: IMGX), a leading provider of facial animation technology for the entertainment industry, has acquired FacePro, a leading lip sync services and technology company.
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Image Metrics Acquires Character-FX, A Leading Avatar Creation Technology Provider For Video Games And Film
Purchase Expands Image Metrics' High Fidelity Facial Animation Solutions with Advanced Facial Rigging Technology for Efficient Avatar Creation
Image Metrics, Inc. (OTC BB: IMGX), the leading provider of facial animation technology for the entertainment industry, announced today that it has acquired avatar technology company Character-FX, founded by 3D animation pioneer John Riggs.
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Image Metrics Appoints Video Game Industry Veteran Michael Crigler As Vice President Of North American Sales
Crigler Brings Decade of Sales Experience at Havok and EA Subsidiary CriterIon to Leading Facial Animation Solutions Company
Image Metrics, Inc. (OTC BB: IMGX), a leading provider of facial animation technology and services for the entertainment industry, today announced the hire of Michael Crigler as Vice President of North American Sales.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces The Expansion Of Its Explorers Of Light Program To Include World-Renowned Cinematographers
Five New Cinematographers and One Still Photographer Added to the Program
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the addition of five cinematographers and one photographer to the Company's Explorers of Light program which is an illustrious group of influential, imaging professionals who serve as ambassadors for Canon products. The addition of these cinematographers further solidifies the importance that Canon's EOS HD video products have played in the industry. From being used on set for hard-to-get shots for motion pictures to filming full-length television commercials, Canon's EOS HD video products are beginning to revolutionize the film and television industry.
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Image Metrics Animates Legendary Coach John Wooden
Renowned UCLA Basketball Coach Delivers New Lines in Motion Theory's Sports Spot to Promote Commitment to NCAA Players' Roles as Students
Image Metrics, Inc. (OTC BB: IMGX), a leading provider of facial animation technology and services for the entertainment industry, today revealed its work with creative production studio Motion Theory on an official 2010 NCAA March Madness public service announcement (PSA) that will air throughout the year to encourage NCAA athletes to commit equal effort to both studies and sports.
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Motion Theory Gives Generative Art a Human Touch for IBM
Scientific Data is Transformed into a Unique Visual Language in 'Data Baby,' Directed by Mathew Cullen for Ogilvy & Mather/NY
Creative production studio Motion Theory applies generative art techniques into a new TV commercial for IBM via ad agency Ogilvy & Mather/New York.
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Image Metrics Launches FACEWARE Software For Game Developers
HALO Developer Bungie Signs as First FACEWARE™ Customer
Image Metrics, a leading provider of facial animation technology and services for the entertainment industry, today announced the launch of FACEWARE™, the Company's unique facial animation technology platform. Bungie, developer of the blockbuster HALO franchise, plans to incorporate Image Metrics' FACEWARE facial animation software into its in-house production pipeline.
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AMWA Workflow Seminar Panel Includes Leading Studio Officers
Hollywood Seminar on advanced media workflows will feature industry experts speaking about their experiences with file-based production
For the first time, the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is pleased to co-sponsor this seminar that brings together production and post-production experts, vendors and users to explore the current generation of file based workflows and future expectations.
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Filmmakers / Students Hone their Skills at International Academy of Film and Television’s Short-Term Workshops
IAFT Upcoming Filmmaking Sessions Include Digital Video Production, Hi-Def/RED Camera and 3D Animation
The International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT) is offering three new short-term Filmmaking workshops in Digital Video Production, Hi-Def/RED Camera and 3D Animation. Beginning June 2009 and ranging in length from four days to three weeks, the sessions are open to film students and filmmakers alike who are interested in expanding their skills or learning the latest techniques in a particular area.
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Red Giant Software Acquires Digital Anarchy Plug-Ins
Six New Motion Graphics Packages Expand Product Line
Red Giant Software, with popular products Magic Bullet, Knoll Light Factory, and Trapcode, today announced that it has agreed to acquire the video plug-in portfolio of Digital Anarchy, a San Francisco-based plug-in developer.
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"Demystifying Digital Camera Specifications" Video Debuts on Panavision Website
Panavision’s John Galt and Canon’s Larry Thorpe Make The Case for Meaningful Metrics Appropriate for The Age of Digital Movie Making
“Demystifying Digital Camera Specifications,” a seven-part series focusing on the complex science of image resolution and digital cinema cameras is now available on the Panavision website.
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BBC Motion Gallery Announces Expansion of High Definition Offerings
Four new HD aviation, aerial and natural history collections available for the first time via www.bbcmotiongallery.com
BBC Motion Gallery, a division of BBC Worldwide, announced today the further expansion of its critically acclaimed high definition footage archive with four new HD collections.
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News: Cascade SIGGRAPH Hosts Screening of the 2007 Electronic Theater in Portland
Exclusive Reprise of the Best Computer Graphics Shorts from Around the World
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News: OFFF Festival does New York
After seven years since its inauguration the globally recognised OFFF Festival arrives to New York City, direct from trendsetting, culturally quenching Barcelona. What better city to export this festival to than the epicentre of digital activity - New York City.
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News: CANON HD-EC Zoom Lenses Capture Action Footage On The Streets Of Los Angeles For Award-Winning TV Commerical
DP Richard Henkels Chooses Canon HJ21x7.5B KLL-SC and HJ11x4.7B KLL-SC Lenses to Achieve Precise Imagery for Visually Demanding Location and Studio Shoot
 
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News: Autodesk
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced that Jos Stam, principal scientist at Autodesk, was honored with a Technical Achievement Award (Academy certificate) by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The award acknowledges Stam's research on subdivision surfaces and contributions to the motion picture industry. Stam accepted the award at a ceremony held Saturday, February 18 in Beverly Hills, California. Technical Achievement Awards are granted to individuals who have developed solutions with a proven track record in the film industry.
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