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Rapidly Expanding NewTek Developer Network Adds 22 Customer Workflows
NewTek Product Ecosystem Now Includes 57 Customer Solutions In Graphics, Streaming, Automation & Controllers, Content, Asset Management & Storage
NewTek™ today announced the addition of 22 new customer workflows into the NewTek Developer Network. The rapidly growing program now offers 57 innovative and seamlessly integrated workflows for TriCaster™ and 3Play™ users, extending significant time-and cost-savings efficiencies to anyone using NewTek live production tools.
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NewTek Unveils Transformed 3Play Product Family Starting at $9,995
Integrated Sports Production Systems Set New Price-Performance Standards; Breakthrough Pricing Provides Replay Opportunities For Producers At All Levels
NewTek™ today unveiled a new family of 3Play™ sports production solutions that includes major enhancements to the 3Play 4800, the introduction of a new 3Play 440 model, and the 3Play 425 model now starting at $9,995 USD. Unlike most replay systems that typically rely on linear, tape-based workflows, 3Play systems feature a broad range of new integrated production capabilities for creating dynamic sports programs that drive audience growth, brand awareness, and social media engagement––all with the beautiful, network-style look of a professional sports broadcast.
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NAB: Autodesk Unveils the Highly Anticipated Smoke 2015
News: NAB: Autodesk Unveils the Highly Anticipated Smoke 2015New in Smoke 2015: 3D Tracking, Re-architected Timeline FX and Faster Performance; More Accessible Than Ever Starting at $195* a Month
Autodesk, Inc. unveiled the latest version of its powerful professional video editing software Autodesk Smoke 2015 at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB). In addition to significant new creative tools and performance enhancements, Smoke 2015 will soon be available as a Desktop Subscription, so customers can access the software on a pay-as-you-go basis for the first time.
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Aframe Collaboration with Sony on Wireless Workflow Launched at NAB 2014 - South Lower, #SL 9110
Aframe integration with Sony wireless camera adapter to accelerate broadcast production workflow
Cloud video platform provider Aframe [Booth: SL9110] today announces a new cloud based workflow service in collaboration with Sony Corporation (Sony) [Booth: C11001] that will be demonstrated for the first time at NAB, 5-10 April, in Las Vegas. Aframe has become a cloud vendor for Sony’s wireless camera adapter, the integration of which vastly accelerates the workflow of broadcast content for news and production.
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Ikegami to Host 8K Technology Exhibit, Show HDK-97ARRI, HD Unicam Line, Ultra High-Sensitivity Cameras, Oled Monitors & More At 2014 NAB Show
News: Ikegami to Host 8K Technology Exhibit, Show HDK-97ARRI, HD Unicam Line, Ultra High-Sensitivity Cameras, Oled Monitors & More At 2014 NAB ShowSuper Hi Vision Format Demonstration; Pioneering Broadcast + Digital Cinema Camera System; Unicam Versatility; HDK-5500 and HDL-4500; 25" & + 17" OLED Monitors Will Be Featured
NAB, Booth #C7725/ Ikegami, a leader in HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will demonstrate innovative systems and technologies at the 2014 NAB Show. This year's NAB exhibition halls will be open April 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Telestream Integrates With Cloud-Based Production Studio make.tv
Telestream Wirecast now Enables Easier Access to more Interactive Capabilities and Decentralized Production of Live Streams With Make.Tv’s Collaborative Live Video Production Studio
Telestream®, the developers of Wirecast live streaming production software, announced that make.tv, a cloud-based live video production studio is now an integrated drop-down destination within Wirecast. This integration lets users easily send streams to make.tv, which features interactive capabilities and a cloud-based production hub that allows teams to collaborate remotely in the production.
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The Hit House Expands Creative Team: Danny Exum Named Director, Music Supervision and Business Development, and Dan Diaz Becomes In-House Composer
News: The Hit House Expands Creative Team: Danny Exum Named Director, Music Supervision and Business Development, and Dan Diaz Becomes In-House ComposerTop music production company The Hit House has expanded its creative team with two new hires. Sally House, Executive Producer at The Hit House, made the announcement. The two men work closely with House and with Scott Miller, Creative Director, of The Hit House.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom Extend 'Release the Hounds' Excitement to ProSieben Viewers for 'Scream! If You Can'
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom Extend 'Release the Hounds' Excitement to ProSieben Viewers for 'Scream! If You Can'Following their highly successful deployment in the October 2013 pilot of 'Release the Hounds' on UK ITV2, Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom robotic heads have been selected by Gogglebox Entertainment to create a new two-hour special for German broadcaster ProSieben. Produced in partnership with Sony Pictures Television, it is scheduled for transmission in March.
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Master of the House
News: Master of the HouseLocated on the lot at Hollywood Center Studios, Lurssen Mastering has provided mastering services for scores of hit records and movie soundtracks.
It’s well known that Hollywood Center Studios has played host to innumerable film and television productions over the course of its long history. Few people, however, are aware that some of the most popular musical recordings of recent years—including work by such artists as Eric Clapton, T. Bone Burnett, Ben Harper, Bruno Mars, Diana Krall and Robert Plant—have also come to fruition on the lot.
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Big Block Live Announces New Director Signings
News: Big Block Live Announces New Director SigningsBig Block Live to Represent Modern Storytellers Josh + Vince, GHOST+COW and Joe Sabia
Big Block Live has announced its first directorial roster, signing directors Josh + Vince, GHOST+COW and Joe Sabia for exclusive representation in North America. Collectively, these are writer/directors who create integrated campaigns across all platforms, who know how to build and captivate audiences and who understand the importance of distribution and destination to story.
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Elastic Signs Designer/Director Patrick Clair
News: Elastic Signs Designer/Director Patrick ClairElastic has added innovative Designer/Director Patrick Clair to its studio roster. A specialist in combining storytelling with visual design, adept in creating both branding and entertainment content, and an expert in motion design, music visuals and information graphics, Clair brings a massive skillset to Elastic’s talented group of filmmakers.
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NY Premier Post Production and Mocap Studio WorleyWorks, LLC. Kick-Starts East Coast Productions with a Mistika 4K System
WorleyWorks, LLC. is ahead of the Game Investing in New York's very first Mistika - Already Hard at Work in a City that Never Sleeps
WorleyWorks, LLC., a dynamic 2D/3D post stereoscopic production and motion capture studio has become the first East Coast company to invest in a Mistika 4K Post Production Solution from SGO's official North American reseller partner AArmadillo. The Mistika system will be integrated into the facility providing world-class 2D and stereoscopic 3D grading, finishing and delivery. Founded by Greg and Minah Worley, WorleyWorks, LLC. provides a host of boutique services in 2D and High Frame Rate Stereo 3D production, 4K post production including DI colour grading and compositing, high-speed lighting, green screen (Composite Component's Digital Green), and motion capture for high-profile clients that include Paramount, MTV, Viacom and many more.
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Target Goes Green at Hollywood Center Studios
News: Target Goes Green at Hollywood Center StudiosEnvironmental production specialist EcoSet Consulting works with brands to reduce waste from commercial shoots.
A new series of ads for Target were recently shot on minimalistic all-white sets at Hollywood Center Studios and yet rank among the “greenest” spots ever produced on the nearly 100-year-old lot. Virtually all of the sets, props, wardrobe, and discards (such as food waste from catering and craft services) were earmarked for reuse, recycling or composting. It’s estimated that nearly 4 tons of potential waste products were diverted from local landfills on these two projects due to the production’s adoption of eco-friendly production practices.
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Harold Lloyd’s Onetime Bungalow Available for Lease at Hollywood Center Studios
Rarely available, Bungalow A was home to the actor’s production company in the 1920s.
Tucked away in a corner of the lot at historic Hollywood Center Studios sits a 1200 square foot, wood-frame structure known as Bungalow A. The building has everything a film or television production company might want in an office structure: a suite of executive offices, a large common room, a kitchen, private courtyards and decks, ample parking, high-speed internet and round-the-clock security. Bungalow A also comes with something few other office rentals in the area can match: a lofty spot in Hollywood history. During the 1920s, Bungalow A served as the home base for actor Harold Lloyd, arguably the biggest star of the era.
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Union’s Eric Argiro Cuts and Choreographs Covergirl “Crave”
News: Union’s Eric Argiro Cuts and Choreographs Covergirl “Crave”Created via GREY, Installation Adorns Times Square, LA Live
What began as a single spot assignment expanded not only into a multiple platform project but a multiple screen adventure for editor Eric Argiro of bicoastal Union,(http://www.unioneditorial.com/) whose work for Covergirl and GREY Advertising is currently running on the American Eagle building in Times Square and at LA Live. Argiro cut the initial commercial, a :30 beauty spot cross-promoting "THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE" that premiered on the MTV VMA’s. That was followed by a theatrical version to run in theaters during showings of the highly anticipated second film of the "HUNGER GAMES" franchise. Argiro next devised an editorial plan for a host of additional elements that had to be incorporated into separate pieces for Times Square and LA Live. Those installations went live November 1. The projects were directed by Daniel Jackson of The Bees and Honey.
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Aspera Bolsters Its Position As The Leading Provider Of High-Speed File Transfer For The Cloud
Signs new customer and partner deals, launches enhanced Aspera On Demand platform
AWS re:Invent — November 13, 2013 — Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced new customer and partner relationships that reinforce its position as the de facto provider of high-speed file transfer for the cloud. Aspera will showcase an enhanced version of Aspera On Demand at AWS re:Invent on November 12-15 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom generate fright night excitement for smash hit 'Release the Hounds'
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom generate fright night excitement for smash hit 'Release the Hounds'Q-Ball and MiniZoom remotely controlled equipment from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with long experience in designing speciality camera systems, were used with great success in a new one-hour-format television show broadcast by UK TV on Halloween. It is also now viewable on YouTube. 'Release the Hounds' combines horror and humour with scream-out-loud moments. The UK version is hosted by television and radio presenter Reggie Yates.
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Astucemedia Provides Live News Graphics Solution for FUSION
News: Astucemedia Provides Live News Graphics Solution for FUSIONAstucemedia plays a key role in launching FUSION, ABC/Univision’s new TV/digital network
Astucemedia—a Montreal-based provider of live broadcast graphics products and services with staff in USA, Europe and an office in Dubai, UAE—integrated a live news graphics workflow at the Miami network operations center for the new TV/digital network FUSION.
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Imaginary Forces Adds Live Action EP Sarah Roebuck
News: Imaginary Forces Adds Live Action EP Sarah RoebuckImaginary Forces brings on Executive Producer Sarah Roebuck to head up Live Action. Roebuck comes to Imaginary Forces from East Pleasant, a NY-based production company, where she oversaw live action, interactive and digital projects for a myriad of global brands and agencies. Whilst at East Pleasant, she also oversaw their post-production and motion graphics companies, Pleasant Post and EP*Vision, respectively. Prior to this, she served as Director of Integrated Production Recruitment and Senior Producer at JWT, in addition to producing for @radical.media. At Imaginary Forces, Roebuck will leverage her diverse background in production and post-production to build teams for projects and develop roster directors’ live action work.
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Some Girl(S), Like Rachel Morrison, Prefer Anton/Bauer Batteries
News: Some Girl(S), Like Rachel Morrison, Prefer Anton/Bauer BatteriesCinematographer Trusts HyTRON 140s and DIONIC 90s to Power Her Recent Feature Film
Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video, film and healthcare technology industries, continues to be the battery of choice for the latest generation of up-and-coming cinematographers. Case in point—when it came to selecting batteries for her latest film, cinematographer Rachel Morrison showed no hesitation in utilizing Anton/Bauer products to fuel the production of, "Some Girl(s)," starring Kristen Bell and Adam Brody.
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Bodega Adds Writer-Director/Creative Director Robbie Norris
News: Bodega Adds Writer-Director/Creative Director Robbie NorrisNew York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega has brought on Writer-Director/Creative Director Robbie Norris to deliver his diverse spectrum of creative talents to commercial, co-branded and broadcast promo projects.
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Audio Network Expands Global Operations With L.A. Office
--Second U.S. facility complements New York Office--
Audio Network, the international music company specialising in music for television, film and video, continues its global expansion with the launch of an office in Los Angeles, which will be headed up by Cheryl Frohlich, Head of Business Development at Audio Network US, Inc. The new office will enable Audio Network reach a broader customer base on the West Coast and to work more closely with its clients in the region.
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Trew Audio Relies On Optocore To Streamline Audio Transport For Live, Reality TV Productions
News: Trew Audio Relies On Optocore To Streamline Audio Transport For Live, Reality TV ProductionsWhen Gary Vahling, CTO, Trew Audio, a leader in the sales, rental, and service of audio equipment for professional film and video production in a various markets, first came to the company in 2011 as its Los Angeles rentals manager, he was seeking an audio transport system that was versatile enough to work with a variety of production setups, but also one that would be budget-friendly. He found the flexibility and future-proof technology he required in a system from Optocore, the leading provider of scalable, high-bandwidth, low-latency fiber-optic networks for the transmission of audio, video and data in a variety of markets.
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EP Melissa Beth Launches Hostage Films With Award-Winning Director Ruben Latre
News: EP Melissa Beth Launches Hostage Films With Award-Winning Director Ruben LatreEP Melissa Beth and Director Ruben Latre have announced the official launch of production company Hostage Films. The duo has been collaborating in various capacities since 2008, and founded the company to create brand based content, commercials and features. Laura Zinn of Zinndependent represents the company.
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Schweet Opens Production Offices at Hollywood Center Studios
Reality TV producer is currently developing series for National Geographic, A&E, Style Network and E!
Schweet Entertainment, a full-service television production company headed by executive producers Rob Worsoff, Jack Osbourne and Brian Wendel, has opened production offices at historic Hollywood Center Studios. Producers of the hit National Geographic series Alpha Dogs, Schweet is currently developing new series for National Geographic, A&E, the Style Network and E! The company recently produced video for the 2013 World Tour of Black Sabbath. It earlier produced the theatrical documentary "God Bless Ozzy Osbourne."
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Cause & [Effect] Adds Jenn Dewey As Executive Producer
News: Cause & [Effect] Adds Jenn Dewey As Executive ProducerNew York-based Cause & [Effect] has added Jenn Dewey as Executive Producer of their growing commercial division. With 15 years of post-production experience, Dewey has developed a fine-tuned expertise for every step in the process: CG, animation, editorial compositing, motion graphics, color correction, visual effects. Joining the team after most recently holding the role of Senior Producer at Method Studios, she has worked on numerous top commercial projects for brands such as Pepsi, HP, ETrade, Verizon, BMW, Nintendo and Twinnings for major agencies such as BBDO NY, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Grey, mcgarrybowen, kbs+, Leo Burnett and AMVBBDO.
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BRW USA Adds Director James Mann
News: BRW USA Adds Director James MannBRW USA, Los Angeles, has signed director James Mann for U.S. commercial representation. The award-winning feature film director is best known for his critically acclaimed thriller “Desert Son,” which follows three orphans struggling to survive in the midst of several desperate crimes.
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Boxer Signs Spanish Director Eduardo Vieitez
News: Boxer Signs Spanish Director Eduardo VieitezLos Angeles-based Boxer Films has signed director Eduardo Vieitez for his first-ever U.S. commercial representation. For the past six years, Vieitez has been at a leading Spanish production company, Lee Films International, where he has helmed campaigns for such top global brands as BMW, Nike, Coke, Orange, Heineken, MTV, McDonalds and Greenpeace. He has also art directed and developed projects under his own postproduction and motion graphics company, Frame Storm, for clients including MTV, BMW, Nike, Coke and El Corte Inglés.
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Director Diane Paragas Joins Accomplice Media
News: Director Diane Paragas Joins Accomplice MediaAward-winning director Diane Paragas has joined Accomplice Media for exclusive representation in commercials. Paragas’s work spans commercials, documentaries, narrative films and branded content with much of it rooted in the stories of real people.
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World of Wonder Shoots Series for Logo and Bravo at Hollywood Center Studios
"RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “Property Envy” produce full seasons on the historic Hollywood lot.
Hollywood Center Studios recently provided shooting stages and other services to international entertainment company World of Wonder for two television series, "RuPaul’s Drag Race" and "Property Envy."
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Major Broadcasters And Productions Reap Time And Money Savings With Cinedeck Tapeless Workflows
News: Major Broadcasters And Productions Reap Time And Money Savings With Cinedeck Tapeless WorkflowsIBC 2013, Hall 10F.39 – Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, has revealed how major broadcasters, production companies, rental facilities and Hollywood post houses, are reaping significant productivity rewards, saving precious time and money, after implementing Cinedeck recorders in place of traditional tapedecks across episodic TV, live and mobile OB productions.
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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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AmberFin and Encompass Digital Media Ramp Up Asian Enterprise Operations with World’s First AmberFin Transcode Farm Controller
News: AmberFin and Encompass Digital Media Ramp Up Asian Enterprise Operations with World’s First AmberFin Transcode Farm ControllerAmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest and transcoding solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses together with Encompass Digital Media, a leading Singapore-based digital media services company, today announced a partnership that will enable the provision and creation of high resolution mezzanine files to the delivery of content to mobile platforms.
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MAXON Announces Availability of CINEMA 4D Release 15
News: MAXON Announces Availability of CINEMA 4D Release 15Industry-Defining 3D Creative Toolset for Motion Graphics, Animation, Visual Effects and Visualization Workflows Highlighted at IBC2013
MAXON today announced immediate availability of CINEMA 4D Release 15 (R15), a milestone release of its flagship 3D motion graphics, visual effects, painting, and rendering software application. Marked by new features and powerful 3D workflow enhancements to modeling, text creation, digital sculpting, advanced rendering optimization -- including all-new network rendering capabilities -- Release 15 expresses the company’s commitment to deliver its customer community with continued innovation and the most advanced 3D creative solutions in the industry.
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Audio Network Brings Music To IBC
--Leading music group is the official music provider for IBCTV and exhibits at show and SuperMeet for the first time--
Audio Network, the international music company specialising in music for television, film and video, will exhibit for the first time at IBC, showcasing its eclectic catalogue of 65,000+ original music tracks. The company is the official music provider for IBCTV and will also be a sponsor of the SuperMeet Event on Sunday 15th September.
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2013 "MTV Video Music Awards" Launches The Ikegami HDK-97ARRI
News: 2013 "MTV Video Music Awards" Launches The Ikegami HDK-97ARRIEight New Systems Debut at Major Awards Show, Ikegami HDK-97ARRI Large Format Super 35MM CMOS Sensor with Ikegami Unicam HD Docking Style Camera
The 2013 "MTV Video Music Awards" broadcast featured outstanding moments on-screen, courtesy of Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake and many more with its massive global viewing audience getting an unprecedented look at it all through eight pioneering new cameras from Ikegami.
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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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2013 MTV Video Music Awards To Use FUJINON Cabrio Cine-Style Lenses On Ikegami HDK-97ARRI Cameras For Filmic Look
News: 2013 MTV Video Music Awards To Use FUJINON Cabrio Cine-Style Lenses On Ikegami HDK-97ARRI Cameras For Filmic LookVideo Music Awards is the first to use revolutionary combination of Ikegami HD camera, ARRI Super 35mm sensor, and FUJINON Cabrio zooms for live, multi-camera HDTV broadcast
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division has announced that the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards will be the first live, multicamera HDTV broadcast to use Ikegami HDK-97ARRI large-format CMOS cameras paired with digital cinema style FUJINON PL19-90 Cabrio Premier PL Mount zoom lenses. On August 25th, 2013, MTV will air the VMAs live from Barclays Center, a new state-of-the-art entertainment arena in Brooklyn, NY at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.
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Paramount Pictures And Warner Bros. Pictures Announce The Start Of Principal Photography On Christopher Nolan's "INTERSTELLAR"
News: Paramount Pictures And Warner Bros. Pictures Announce The Start Of Principal Photography On Christopher Nolan's "INTERSTELLAR"
Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., and Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that principal photography on "INTERSTELLAR" is officially underway in Alberta, Canada. The film will be released in IMAX® and 35mm theaters on November 7, 2014. Paramount Pictures will distribute domestically, Warner Bros. Pictures internationally.
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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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The Colonie Adds Senior Motion Graphics Designer Jennifer Moody
Editorial studio continues to add to its post-production services as part of an overall expansion.
The Colonie, the boutique editorial and post production studio, has added Senior Motion Graphic Designer Jennifer Moody to its creative team. Moody will work alongside Senior Motion Graphics Designer Lyndsay McCully, who joined the company five years ago, in designing and producing graphic elements for commercials and other projects.
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Engine Room and Hollywood Center Studios Forge Production Alliance
News: Engine Room and Hollywood Center Studios Forge Production Alliance
Hollywood Center Studios, the iconic studio in the heart of Hollywood, has forged a new alliance with shooting and visual effects company Engine Room, headquartered on the HCS Lot. The strategic relationship provides Engine Room live-action clients with exclusive rates for stage and production office rentals, as well as grip and lighting services provided by HCS.
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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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Digital Arts Trailblazes New Age Of Digital Audio And Picture Post Production In New York City
News: Digital Arts Trailblazes New Age Of Digital Audio And Picture Post Production In New York CityIn anticipation of the mass adoption of 4K/Ultra High Definition (UHD) technology worldwide, New York’s Digital Arts is blazing a trail in the feature and TV communities with the first true-4K post production facility on the East Coast. This ground-breaking advance fuses the latest 4K color grading and finishing capabilities with state-of-the-art audio technologies, in a landmark, ultra-modern, environment – unleashing new and exciting possibilities for feature and broadcast producers to create and deliver compelling 4K and UHD content.
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Royale Creates Mighty VFX in "Pulse" IDs for MTV France
News: Royale Creates Mighty VFX in "Pulse" IDs for MTV FranceParlez-vous rock & roll? Award-winning and fully integrated motion design and production studio Royale recently completed a series of station IDs for "Pulse," MTV France's block of rock video programming. Working closely with network creatives, Royale drummed up their VFX-savvy to create a cinematic package combining blockbuster CG and live-action.
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Superfad NY Executive Team Join Gravity as SCOUT
News: Superfad NY Executive Team Join Gravity as SCOUTInternational visual effects, design and content company Gravity announced today that the three key creative and production executives from Superfad NY have re-assembled as SCOUT, a new divison of Gravity. Gravity CEO/CCO Zviah Eldar made the announcement.
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Global Entertainment Executives Join Aframe as Chairman & COO
Mike Hayes, Gary Knight and their Track Record in Growing Video Game Businesses To Help Transform Aframe from Cool Cloud Computing Start-up to Media Services Powerhouse
Aframe, cloud video production and asset management solutions company, named two highly regarded executives from Sega Corporation to its management team. Mike Hayes, Aframe’s new Chairman of the Board, and Gary Knight, Aframe’s new Chief Operating Officer, together bring over 50 years of experience and a successful track records in growing entertainment industry brands at Sega from innovative solutions to global giants. At Aframe they will help structure a path from Aframe’s position today as a well-regarded, cool professional video industry start-up into a media services powerhouse. Both are based in Aframe’s London headquarters.
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ShootersInc Unveils Extensive New Directorial Roster
Company Signs 7 Directors & Positions Itself For An Integrated Future
ShootersINC, the creative multi-dimensional content company, has unveiled an extensive new Directorial roster, including the signing of seven Directors. Joining the company is a diverse group of talent: Directors Robert Adamo, Kris Magyarits, Rob Markopoulos, Ira Rosensweig, Judy Starkman, Julian van Mil and Scott Whitham.
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Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
News: Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!Hollywood Center Studios Hosts Stock Shoot for GreenScreen Animals
Things were wild on Stage 12 at Hollywood Center Studios recently as a pair of gray wolves, two grizzly bears, a leopard, a lion, an African elephant and other exotic animals stopped by for their close-ups. The occasion was a 3-day shoot conducted by GreenScreen Animals, a Santa Monica supplier of specialty stock footage, that was seeking to add to its one-of-a-kind collection of more than 3000 stock images of wild animals.
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Hooligan Cuts IBM's Branded Documentary Short on 'The World's Smallest Movie' (Made with Atoms)
News: Hooligan Cuts IBM's Branded Documentary Short on 'The World's Smallest Movie' (Made with Atoms)Hooligan recently cut an interactive Web documentary about “A BOY AND HIS ATOM,” the world's smallest stop-motion film (Guinness World Record). Conceived by agency Ogilvy & Mather, a team of four IBM scientists animated the groundbreaking film exclusively with manipulated atoms. “A BOY AND HIS ATOM” (:60) and the accompanying films debuted online on May 1st.
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Star Trek Into Darkness Paramount Pictures Celebrate WWF’s Earth Hour
News: Star Trek Into Darkness Paramount Pictures Celebrate WWF’s Earth HourAs the UK prepared to go ’into darkness’ for the World Wildlife Foundation’s Earth Hour, Paramount Pictures is pleased to announce its support with a special ‘Star Trek’ themed light display which dimmed as Earth Hour approaches.
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Rachel Morrison to Receive WIF Kodak Vision Award
News: Rachel Morrison to Receive WIF Kodak Vision AwardCinematographer Rachel Morrison, who photographed the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner "Fruitvale Station," will be presented with the Kodak Vision Award at the 2013 Women In Film (WIF) Crystal + Lucy® Awards in Los Angeles on June 12. The award is given annually to a female filmmaker with outstanding achievements in cinematography, who also collaborates with and assists women in the entertainment industry.
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Sound Devices 788T Turns Up The Heat For Hit Drama Chicago Fire
News: Sound Devices 788T Turns Up The Heat For Hit Drama Chicago FireCompact Digital Recorder Captures Dynamic Audio in Studio and on Location Around the Windy City
When it comes to recording dynamic audio for the hit NBC show "Chicago Fire," Blair Scheller, the program’s production sound mixer, turns to a range of Sound Devices gear, including its 788T and 744T Digital Audio Recorders, 552 and 442 Production Mixers, and CL-WiFi Interface for 788T, to provide a rock-solid performance and consistent deliverables. Filmed primarily at Cinespace Chicago and at field locations in and around the city, "Chicago Fire" chronicles the lives of the men and women of Chicago Firehouse 51.
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ARRI CSC with new Camera Rental Agents in New Jersey and Florida
News: ARRI CSC with new Camera Rental Agents in New Jersey and FloridaARRI CSC, the largest full service equipment rental group in the United States, is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to the rental offices in New Jersey and Florida.
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Tool Hires Executive Producer Danielle Peretz
News: Tool Hires Executive Producer Danielle PeretzTool is pleased to announce the addition of Danielle Peretz as its newest EP. An award-winning professional with many years of creative, business and management experience, Peretz has led teams around the world on an impressive variety of projects in the advertising, film, and music worlds.
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Studio Upgrade Leads Wise Buddah TV Push
News: Studio Upgrade Leads Wise Buddah TV PushExperienced dubbing mixer James Doyle appointed and re-vamp of Studio 3 underway as Wise Buddah caters for an influx of TV dubbing work
Wise Buddah Studios has appointed a new dubbing mixer and is upgrading a second sound suite to 5.1 after seeing an increase in high-end TV audio post-production work.
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Shutterstock Key to Award-winning Film by Music Icon Thomas Dolby
News: Shutterstock Key to Award-winning Film by Music Icon Thomas Dolby
Shutterstock, a leading provider of high-quality, royalty-free digital footage, has provided stock video for Thomas Dolby’s latest endeavor, The Invisible Lighthouse.
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MPC LA Announces Andy Boyd As Head Of 3D
News: MPC LA Announces Andy Boyd As Head Of 3DMPC LA is proud to announce the addition of Andy Boyd as the studio’s new Head of 3D. A respected VFX supervisor in the commercial and film industries, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to MPC, as well as a client base built over his 15 years working around the globe.
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IMAX® And Paramount Pictures Strengthen Partnership With Five-Picture Pact
First Two Blockbusters Announced are Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' and Michael Bay's Next Installment of 'Transformers' - 'Interstellar', 'Transformers 4' will Feature Select Sequences Captured with IMAX® Cameras
IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB), tonight announced an agreement to release five of Paramount Pictures' upcoming films in the immersive IMAX format under an extension of the companies' long-running partnership. The arrangement features some of Paramount's most highly anticipated tentpole films, including Michael Bay's Transformers 4 (June 2014) as well as its co-production of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar (November 2014) and three titles that have yet to be announced.
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Backyard’s Kim Nguyen Gives Rebel Wilson And Channing Tatum The Ride Of Their Lives For The MTV Movie Awards
News: Backyard’s Kim Nguyen Gives Rebel Wilson And Channing Tatum The Ride Of Their Lives For The MTV Movie AwardsBackyard director Kim Nguyen mixes business with pleasure in an action-packed mission for the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. The :52 promo “Bra” stars Channing Tatum "21 Jump Street, Magic Mike" and awards show host Rebel Wilson "Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect", and features the duo engaged in a hilarious full-throttle chase intercut with footage from Channing’s recent action film White House Down.
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Ikegami HDK-97ARRI Set For MTV Debut At 2013 Video Music Awards
News: Ikegami HDK-97ARRI Set For MTV Debut At 2013 Video Music Awards
Prolific Content Creator Purchases Eight New Systems, Combining ARRI Large Format Super 35MM CMOS Sensor with Ikegami Unicam HD Docking Style Camera
When a channel is known worldwide for groundbreaking content, maintaining that edge is essential. At MTV, the pacesetting programming is paired with equally advanced technology, which will soon include eight of the pioneering new camera systems from Ikegami and ARRI: The HDK-97ARRI.
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Cinedeck Users Applaud Tapeless Productivity Gains
News: Cinedeck Users Applaud Tapeless Productivity GainsCinedeck file-based recorders deliver significant time and money savings for major episodic TV shows, live events and houses of worship
Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for motion picture and broadcast production, today reported how major broadcasters, production companies, rental facilities and houses of worship are all reaping significant productivity rewards after implementing Cinedeck solid-state recorders in tapeless workflows across episodic TV, live and mobile OB productions.
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MTVA Expands and Accelerates Archiving for Hungarian Public Broadcasters with NOA Tools
News: MTVA Expands and Accelerates Archiving for Hungarian Public Broadcasters with NOA ToolsMTVA, the provider of production services and media asset management to Hungary’s public service broadcasters, has accelerated its archiving operation with a package of technology from NOA Audio Solutions. The new installation allows MTVA to improve the efficiency of its existing archiving operation, and NOA has provided an additional rental solution enabling MTVA to meet a pressing deadline for the archiving of 10,000 DAT tapes.
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Marshall High Resolution Dual 10.4” 4RU rack mount monitor with IMD now with 3G input
News: Marshall High Resolution Dual 10.4” 4RU rack mount monitor with IMD now with 3G inputMarshall Electronics have released a 3G version of their popular V-R1042-IMD-3GTE dual 10.4 inch rack mount LCD monitor, adding one more important and practical feature to a whole host of other essential and very useful facilities already in there. The 3G input will in fact be available on the entire Marshall IMD range by NAB 2013.
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Blueyed Pictures makes its mark as a “go-to” full service digital content production studio to the fashion, entertainment and public relations industry
Blueyed Pictures Founder and Executive Producer Jamee Natella, operates on a philosophy of providing creative production solutions and added value to both advertising agencies and clients direct. The only constant in the world of fashion, entertainment and public relations is change. Blueyed consistently delivers for clients such as CW3PR, an entertainment and lifestyle public relations firm and Teeology, an online shopping destination for luxury T-shirts, co-founded by Jennifer Lopez, Erica Zohar, and Brian Lee. The ongoing relationships and growing number of production services provided by Blueyed Pictures continues to strengthen its appeal to lifestyle, entertainment and fashion marketers. With offices in LA, London and Tokyo, Blueyed operates internationally to produce commercials, branded content, apps, live events, corporate brand films, behind-the-scenes and EPKs.
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Ben Levine Does "Now or Never" on Avid with Bluefish444
News: Ben Levine Does "Now or Never" on Avid with Bluefish444Bluefish444 Case Study
From humble beginnings as a production assistant for world renowned HBO, Ben Levine has subsequently gained a well respected reputation within the production and post-production community in Los Angeles. Ben now works as a freelance director and editor, being handpicked for music videos, theatrical promos, and reality TV productions requiring the hand of a creative professional. Toon Disney/DisneyXD, VH1, MTV, Century Media Records, E! and Bravo are but a few of the names that demand quality content for which Ben Levine has become known.
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ShootersTV Welcomes Creative Executive Mark Finkelpearl
News: ShootersTV Welcomes Creative Executive Mark FinkelpearlShootersTV, welcomes Mark Finkelpearl, a creative executive and veteran of twenty-five years in non-fiction television, to the company as the Senior Vice President of Development and Production. The announcement was made this morning by ShootersINC President Ray Carballada, to whom Finkelpearl will report.
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B2FX Expands Into New Creative Studio Space In North Hollywood’s Arts District
News: B2FX Expands Into New Creative Studio Space In North Hollywood’s Arts DistrictOscar Winner Barney Burman’s SFX Makeup Company To Continue Work On Season Two Of NBC TV’s Hit Series “Grimm,” And Completes SFX Makeups For Indie Horror Film “Apparitional”
B2FX, Academy Award winner Barney Burman’s Special FX Make-up, Character, and Creature design and production company, has expanded into new creative studio space in North Hollywood’s Arts District.
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Marshall V-LCD new generation of camera top monitors on show at BVE 2013
News: Marshall V-LCD new generation of camera top monitors on show at BVE 2013See the new Marshall LCD camera top/field monitors on stand K10 at the BVE 2013 Expo, London ExCel Feb 26-28th
The new series of Marshall LED backlit camera top/field monitors will be on show at BVE 2013 in London on stand K10. These monitors are being selected and used by DP’s and professional DSLR users alike to provide a reliable reference for critical focus and exposure as well as colorimetry and framing, on camera or off, in the field or in the studio.
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Panasonic Partners With Aframe To Sell Cloud Video Production Solutions To Content Creators
News: Panasonic Partners With Aframe To Sell Cloud Video Production Solutions To Content CreatorsPanasonic US to Sell Aframe Solutions to Video Professionals: Bringing Greater Speed, Security, Efficiency to Global-Scale Productions
Panasonic and Aframe today announced a partnership whereby Panasonic will sell Aframe licenses in the United States through its network of Panasonic pro video resellers. Furthering a relationship established last year, this partnership makes it easier for video professionals to harness Aframe’s acclaimed cloud video production platform to streamline P2, AVCCAM and all file-based workflows for added efficiency and creative freedom. Aframe also provides an ideal platform to utilize smaller file sizes available as P2 expands to AVC-Ultra, specifically AVC LongG and AVC Proxy.
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West Post Digital Now Making Available Rental Space Which Includes Avids
News: West Post Digital Now Making Available Rental Space Which Includes AvidsWest Post Digital, a leading online post production company based in Santa Monica, is now offering turnkey offline suites as part of its rental space within its 20,000 sq. ft. building. The complement of gear includes Avid Media Composers, Producer Stations, and Unity, all completely wired and readily accessible.
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Axis Creates CGI Episodic Content For "Halo 4" Spartan Ops: Season One
CGI artists and storytellers, Axis, in collaboration with 343 Industries, proudly announces its participation in the brand-new, story-driven experience of "Halo 4" - Spartan Ops: Season One. A first-of-its-kind, exciting new addition to the "Halo" franchise, Spartan Ops is an episodic adventure that blends immersive storytelling, high-quality cinematics and action-packed gameplay to deliver an unprecedented serialized experience. In substance and scope, this first season of episodic content is taking Axis to new levels of involvement in the storytelling process, technical demands and in the development of believable, engaging characters.
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Luma Adds Award Winning Creative Director and VFX Supervisor Simon Mowbray
Visual effects stronghold Luma Pictures has further fortified its creative battlements with the addition of award-winning Creative Director and VFX Supervisor Simon Mowbray. Mowbray's deep experience leading the VFX elements for major U.S. and international advertising campaigns provides Luma with another keystone on which to further its work in the commercial market. Additionally, the company may look to leverage his originative approach to visual effects into their work in feature film where opportunities present themselves.
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West Post Digital Names Tamara Gagarin As Business Development Executive In Move To Expand Company’s Outreach Within Independent And Documentary Film Arenas
News: West Post Digital Names Tamara Gagarin As Business Development Executive In Move To Expand Company’s Outreach Within Independent And Documentary Film ArenasWest Post Digital, a leading online post production company based in Santa Monica, has named Tamara Gagarin as Business Development Executive. Today’s announcement comes in conjunction with the company’s efforts to expand its industry outreach within the feature film arena.
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TSL PAM2 3G16 Supplies Critical Audio Quality Assurance For All Mobile Video
News: TSL PAM2 3G16 Supplies Critical Audio Quality Assurance For All Mobile VideoPAM2 Units Streamline QA Chores for 3D Capture
All Mobile Video (AMV), a premier provider of end-to-end video and audio production services for entertainment, sports, news programming and events, has installed three TSL Professional Products Ltd.’s (PPL) PAM2 3G16 Audio Monitoring Units in its 3D-capable Epic OB truck. AMV offers a full spectrum of services, from seven Manhattan-based sound stages with full post-production capabilities to a fleet of six 53-foot extender OB trucks and eight satellite uplink transmission vehicles. AMV brought the Epic OB truck into service to meet the ever-increasing demand for 3D capture for major events. The PAM2 3G16 units, which AMV installed in its main Quality Control (QC) areas—the audio room, tape (for QC of all taped audio sources) and engineering—provide the company with top-shelf audio quality assurance.
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Michael Di Girolamo Named Chairman of the 22nd Annual AICP Show
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) announced today that Michael Di Girolamo, Partner/Executive Producer at Station Film, is the 2013 AICP Show Chairman. The Call for Entries for the AICP Show & Next Awards opens in early January 2013.
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Music House Thwak! Relaunches As KBV Music
News: Music House Thwak! Relaunches As KBV MusicArtist-Driven Licensing Agency And Label Led By Tony Verderosa Cruises With Royal Carribean Synch Placement
The prolific producer and music-for-picture expert Tony Verderosa announced that his music house, Thwak!, has officially relaunched as KBV Music . The new brand emphasizes the activities of Verderosa’s KBV Records label, which has established a successful track record of artist development since being founded in 2009. The boutique music company has already won a high-profile placement under its new moniker, supplying Royal Caribbean and agency JWT with the raw rock track “Let’s Get It On” by the KBV Records artist Romans.
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2012 MTV EMA Show Uses Signiant to Get Highlights of Europe’s Hottest Musical Acts to Broadcast, Web and Mobile Feeds Faster
Award Show Moves Critical Video Footage from Live Broadcast in Frankfurt to London Base Office More Efficiently than FTP and other Point-to-Point Solutions
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that the 2012 MTV EMA broadcast from Frankfurt this Sunday, 11 November at 9 pm CET will employ Signiant’s award-winning Managers+ Agents™ file transfer software to ensure the secure, accelerated delivery of show highlights to London for playout to air, Web and mobile.
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LightWave 3D Helps Deploy “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome”
News: LightWave 3D Helps Deploy “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome”NBCUniversal’s visual effects artists use LightWave 3D software to create stunning visuals for the highly-anticipated sci-fi series
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome is a new science-fiction drama from NBCUniversal premiering tonight on Machinima Prime’s YouTube channel for 10 episodes until February 2013 when Syfy, a division of NBCUniversal, is expected to televise the pilot and also offer it on DVD, Blue-Ray, On Demand, and digital download. Throughout the history of the Battlestar Galactica franchise, LightWave 3D® software has been a constant in the show’s production pipeline for everything from otherworldly atmospheres to earth-shattering visual effects. Blood & Chrome continues the tradition, adding Cylon robots, snake creatures, and more than 20 sets constructed entirely in LightWave 3D.
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Cinedeck Boosts North American Operations With Appointment of Suzette Ferguson
News: Cinedeck Boosts North American Operations With Appointment of Suzette FergusonNew signing supports customer transition to tapeless production and post
Cinedeck LLC (http://www.cinedeck.com), pioneering developer of mobile capture systems for motion picture and broadcast production, today announced the appointment of Suzette Ferguson as Senior Vice President of Sales for North America. Ferguson’s appointment comes as Cinedeck leverages recent sales successes of its Cinedeck RX and MX solid-state record, monitoring and playback systems to major broadcasters, mobile OB operators and cultural institutions. These include Nickelodeon, MTV, All Mobile Video, The Paley Center for Media, New York, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts, who have all integrated Cinedeck systems into their tapeless production and post production workflows.
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BBC iPlayer Comes to Sky+
Millions of Sky homes can access their favourite BBC shows, on-demand, directly on their TV
BBC iPlayer, the BBC's video on demand service, has today launched on Sky+, bringing the best of the BBC's TV programmes directly to the living room. Up to 6.7 million homes with a Sky+HD box and broadband connection will be able to enjoy the best of the BBC on demand in a familiar, easy-to-use BBC iPlayer experience that helps audiences catch up on programmes they have missed.
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Moxie Pictures Signs Director Adria Petty
News: Moxie Pictures Signs Director Adria PettyMoxie Pictures has signed regarded director/writer/artist Adria Petty for commercial representation. Petty boasts a highly diversified background as a director of commercials, music videos, documentaries (Paris, Not France), and as an interactive artist, film critic, writer and photographer. She is also an art director for cross-platform music marketing campaigns. Petty has directed commercials for such top brands as Converse, Target and Volkswagen, and helmed music videos for the likes of Beyoncé, Coldplay, Kings of Leon, The Ditty Bops, The Veronicas and longtime friend Regina Spektor. She was recently nominated for five MTV Video Music Awards for her co-directing efforts on videos for Beyoncé's "Countdown," Coldplay and Rihanna's "Princess of China," and Regina Spektor's "All the Row Boats."
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Kaboom Welcomes Director Joe Stevens To Growing Roster
News: Kaboom Welcomes Director Joe Stevens To Growing Rosterkaboom productions is excited to announce the addition of joe stevens to its multi-faceted director roster. stevens, a former agency creative, is a director and still photographer known for the intersection of stylized documentary and quirky storytelling. His projects have been profiled in the Hammer Museum, Nylon, Fast Company, Intersection and the Guardian.
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Radar Studios Enters Collaborative Partnership With LA-Based Eden FX
Collaboration will provide new resources and opportunities for both companies
Chicago-based production and post house Radar Studios has entered into a collaborative partnership with LA-based visual effects company Eden FX. The partnership will enable Radar and Eden FX to unite on a broad range of work.
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Cinema Five Films Director/DP Patrick Donnelly Heads To St. Thomas For New Subway/MTV’s The Real World Ads
News: Cinema Five Films Director/DP Patrick Donnelly Heads To St. Thomas For New Subway/MTV’s The Real World AdsProduction/Post Hybrid Studio Brings Challenging Integrated Marketing Campaign To Life
Faced with a challenging production set on location in St. Thomas, MTV turned to the production/post hybrid studio Cinema Five Films to execute its new two-spot integrated marketing campaign for Subway and MTV’s “The Real World.”
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MTV Uses Teranex for Live 2D to 3D Presentation of “2012 Video Music Awards”
Blackmagic Design today announced that MTV used Blackmagic Design’s Teranex video processing technology for a 3D screening of the “2012 MTV Video Music Awards” (VMAs). Recorded live at STAPLES Center, MTV simultaneously broadcast the VMAs in 3D to 600 fans at the nearby Regal Cinemas’ L.A. LIVE Theater.
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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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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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Bully Pictures to Represent Danish Design/Animation Studio Frame
News: Bully Pictures to Represent Danish Design/Animation Studio FrameProduction company also adds Director Luke Savage.
Continuing to expand and broaden the scope of its creative talent, Bully Pictures has agreed to become the exclusive, U.S. representative for award-winning Copenhagen design, motion graphics and live action studio Frame. Frame, whose work spans advertising, web media and broadcast branding, is known in the U.S. for its work for MTV, Adidas, Nike, Lincoln, Citgo, VH1, Gatorade and Volkswagen.
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Treehouse Launches in Dallas
News: Treehouse Launches in DallasEditorial boutique founded by former ReelFX editor Peter Tarter.
Peter Tarter, a creative editor with a national clientele and credits that include work for JC Penney, Hyundai, Dodge, Toyota and Home Depot, has formed Treehouse, a high-end editorial boutique in Dallas. The new company will focus on advertising and independent film projects. Along with creative editorial, Treehouse offers visual effects, compositing and editorial finishing services.
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New “DR0NE” Series for YouTube YOMYOMF Network Created with LightWave 11 Virtual Production Tools
News: New “DR0NE” Series for YouTube YOMYOMF Network Created with LightWave 11 Virtual Production ToolsOrigami Digital delivers feature film-level visual effects for new web series with Virtual Studio Tools in LightWave 11 3D modeling and animation software
War drone technology has advanced and a new weapon has been unleashed - a humanoid drone that is stronger and faster than any soldier. But in the aftermath of a mysterious incident, a damaged battle drone is forced to go on the run with its programmer to try and take down their corrupt commander.
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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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NewTek Showcases Significantly Expanded TriCaster Family
Company now offers the industry's most complete, multi-camera video production solutions for any need and every budget
NewTek today announced that for the first time the company is presenting its full line of new TriCaster™ multi-camera video production solutions. With systems starting at US$4,995, it is now possible for anyone to create professional, network-style TV programs, and broadcast, stream, publish, project and record—simultaneously. NewTek will showcase the entire TriCaster family—TriCaster 40, TriCaster 455, TriCaster 855 and TriCaster 8000—which together, comprise the most complete, multi-camera video production systems on the market.
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Emmy-Nominated BAKED FX & Award-Winning MindSmack Enter Innovative, Creative Partnership
News: Emmy-Nominated BAKED FX & Award-Winning MindSmack Enter Innovative, Creative PartnershipThe visual effects team at BAKED FX, whose work has just been nominated for an Emmy Award and an MTV Video Music Award (VMA), has entered into a unique creative partnership with MindSmack (http://www.mindsmack.tv), one of the foremost digital media production and post-production houses in New York City. The innovative collaboration partners both companies to provide design, visual effects, and extensive post-production services to the industry’s top directors, producers, production companies and ad agencies.
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Ferro Productions Uses JVC GY-HM790 ProHD Camera for High-Profile Video Projects
News: Ferro Productions Uses JVC GY-HM790 ProHD Camera for High-Profile Video ProjectsJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced that Ferro Productions in New York is using the JVC GY-HM790 ProHD camcorder to record high-profile live events and reality programming. The production company purchased the camera in December, and plans are in place to purchase two additional units before the end of 2012.
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LightWave 3D Group Brings Real-Time Virtual Production Tools to Everyone
Industry-first real-time performance and data capture with Playstation Move device in LightWave 11.5 demonstrated at SIGGRAPH 2012; additional virtual studio tools in development
The LightWave® 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today it is making virtual production available to everyone with LightWave® 11.5’s Virtual Studio Tools, which offer real-time performance capture for virtual cameras, character puppeteering, and virtual lighting tools. Demonstrated publicly for the first time at SIGGRAPH 2012, actors used five individual Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Move controllers concurrently to capture and play back live performance in real-time using LightWave 11.5 Virtual Studio Tools.
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Popular Music Artist Jessica Betts Keeps "Holding On" In New Music Video Shot/Posted By MindSmack
News: Popular Music Artist Jessica Betts Keeps "Holding On" In New Music Video Shot/Posted By MindSmackMusic artist Jessica Betts’ newest music video, “Holding On,” debuts this week on BET. Shot and posted by the MindSmack team in New York, the creatively candid music video exhibits pure originality. The thematic concept of simultaneously exploring the duality of a relationship and individuality is prominent and inspirational. “Holding On” was part of BET’s Music Matters Showcase last week; and makes its world-wide premiere tomorrow night, August 21st at 6 p.m. on “106 & Park” on BET.
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LightWave 3D Group Brings Real-Time Virtual Production Tools to Everyone
Industry-first real-time performance and data capture with Playstation Move device in LightWave 11.5 demonstrated at SIGGRAPH 2012; additional virtual studio tools in development
The LightWave® 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today it is making virtual production available to everyone with LightWave® 11.5’s Virtual Studio Tools, which offer real-time performance capture for virtual cameras, character puppeteering, and virtual lighting tools. Demonstrated publicly for the first time at SIGGRAPH 2012, actors used five individual Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Move controllers concurrently to capture and play back live performance in real-time using LightWave 11.5 Virtual Studio Tools.
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LightWave 3D Group Reveals LightWave 11.5
New Genoma rigging system for Modeler, soft-body Bullet Dynamics, modeling enhancements and interchange support for After Effects and GoZ FiberMesh create a robust end-to-end pipeline
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today LightWave 11.5, a powerful new edition of its Emmy® Award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software. A complete 3D pipeline, LightWave 11.5 includes many new features to streamline productivity, including a new Genoma character animation and rigging system for Modeler, predator and prey flocking, Instancing, soft-body Bullet Dynamics, interchange support for Adobe After Effects and Pixologic’s GoZ Fiber Mesh, major workflow enhancements, and more.
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Multi-Talented Executive Producer Kwesi Collisson Joins MindSmack
News: Multi-Talented Executive Producer Kwesi Collisson Joins MindSmackMindSmack, the leading digital media and post-production company located in the heart of Manhattan, has added the incredibly talented and versatile Executive Producer Kwesi Collisson. A producer for feature films, broadcast television and commercial advertising for more than 15 years, Collisson brings with him extensive experience to his new leadership role at MindSmack.
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