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News from Synaptic VFX: Leading Visual Effects Company Signed as Key Vendor for New FOX Series "Hieroglyph:" Company Opens New Orleans Office, and Is Coming Off First Season Success of "Sleepy Hollow"
News: News from Synaptic VFX: Leading Visual Effects Company Signed as Key Vendor for New FOX Series "Hieroglyph:" Company Opens New Orleans Office, and Is Coming Off First Season Success of "Sleepy Hollow"Synaptic VFX has just been signed as a key VFX vendor for the new FOX TV series “Hieroglyph”, and has launched a branch office in New Orleans. Synaptic is coming off the success of the first season of FOX’s “Sleepy Hollow,” providing the lion's share of the series’ visual effects as the show's primary vendor. The announcements were made today by Synaptic VFX co-founders Shant Jordan, Shahen Jordan, and Ken Gust.
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DIVE VFX Staffs Up In New York; Tapped For VFX On New Event Series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”
News: DIVE VFX Staffs Up In New York; Tapped For VFX On New Event Series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”DIVE, the visual effects division of ShootersINC, has staffed up their New York studio to take on multiple visual effects projects including the new, 13-part event series, “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” presented by FOX and National Geographic Channel. The series made a historic debut on ten 21st Century Fox networks on Sunday, March 9th. A follow-up to the 1980s television series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” which was presented by Carl Sagan, the new series’ host is Neil deGrasse Tyson, with Executive Producers Ann Druyan, Seth MacFarlane, Mitchell Cannold, and Brannon Braga. DIVE is one of 12 visual effects studios around the globe working on the new series.
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SGO Proudly Continues Its Sponsorship of the 3D Creative Summit
SGO proudly continues its sponsorship of the 3D Creative Summit. This important event, produced by Ravensbourne and the International 3D Society features the talented people and creative technologies behind the best 3D films and television programmes of the past year culminating in a celebration of the world's most excellent content. Mistika presentations will take place in the 3D Theatre on both days followed by Q&A’s. In addition, a series of exclusive screenings with expert practitioners will line-up the exciting two-day summit, many of whom have used Mistika in their projects.
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HOBO Brings Cinema Sound To Top Shows For Discovery, Travel Channel, OWN, Food Network, National Geographic And More
News: HOBO Brings Cinema Sound To Top Shows For Discovery, Travel Channel, OWN, Food Network, National Geographic And MoreAudio Work Heard On “Gold Rush,” “My Dirty Little Secret,” And Upcoming Series On Newly Rebranded American Heroes Channel
What do the cable reality shows “Gold Rush,” “Mysteries at the Museum” and “My Dirty Little Secret” have in common? Besides being hugely successful for Discovery, Travel Channel and Investigation Discovery, respectively, all benefit from a creative partnership with HOBO, the audio post-production house bringing a cinematic sound experience to the small screen.
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"They Can’t Take That Away" New Ad Campaign for AICP Show & AICP Next Awards Highlights Inclusion at MoMA
The AICP today launched a communications campaign created by the students at the VCU BrandCenter in support of the 2014 AICP Show & AICP Next Awards. This is the ninth straight year the students at the BrandCenter have concepted and contributed to articulating the importance and unique honor of winning at the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards.
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Wander Creates Docu Spots & An Animated Video For The Coexist Campaign
News: Wander Creates Docu Spots & An Animated Video For The Coexist CampaignAward-winning creative collective Wander has produced, directed, and designed a media campaign for Coexist Campaign that includes an animated short and two Docu Spots - documentary based commercials.
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MAX Helps Mayers Move on ABC’s New Mixology Series
News: MAX Helps Mayers Move on ABC’s New Mixology SeriesMatthews Studio Equipment announces that several of MSE’s MAX Menace Arms have take up residence on the new ABC series "Mixology," shot by cinematographer Mike Mayers. “'Mixology' follows 10 characters through one single night in a trendy Manhattan bar called Mix,” explains Mayers. “We meet our characters and then learn their history through a whirlwind flashback that carries us to the present moment in the bar. Filming the flashbacks was both fun and challenging. I set up the flashback unit to be a comedy SWAT team with minimal resources by substantial capabilities. Filming the flashbacks proved to be a visual challenge because our resources are so limited. That’s where MAX comes in.”
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HOAX Films Creates “Experiential” Website for Organ Regeneration Science Pioneer MEBO International
News: HOAX Films Creates “Experiential” Website for Organ Regeneration Science Pioneer MEBO InternationalMEBO Campus site feature a floating city that continues to grow.
Kevin Xu, CEO of MEBO International has come up with a novel way to introduce audience to the achievements of organ regeneration science. Visitors to the California-based company’s campus website find themselves in a computer-generated floating city that’s home to a towering library, a giant rotating sphere and other iconic wonders. Visitors can choose to tour the city on foot or from the seat of a translucent shuttlecraft while a narrator describes “a revolution in science that will change our lives.”
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Light Of Day Visualizes David Krakauer’s Multi-Media Production, ‘The Big Picture’
News: Light Of Day Visualizes David Krakauer’s Multi-Media Production, ‘The Big Picture’NY-based VFX and production shop Light of Day brings visual life to international concert artist David Krakauer’s multi-media production exploring the inseparable relationship between music and movies, THE BIG PICTURE. To enhance the newest and most adventurous project of Krakauer, Light of Day visualized the curated musical experience featuring uniquely jazz-ified tracks from twelve moviegoer favorites including "Sophie’s Choice," "The Pianist," and "Life is Beautiful," among others. Using the historically rich soundtrack assembled by Krakauer, Light of Day’s design team crafted graphics for the production to create a more visceral audience experience that would allow each individual to take a unique journey through their own feelings, memories and thoughts. Pulling from the themes inspired by film compositions chosen, the team helped to artfully illustrate a personal and cultural journey.
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Gerry Graf of Barton F. Graf 9000 To Chair The 2014 AICP Next Awards Judging Panel
Call For Entries Now Open
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), today announced that Gerry Graf, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Barton F. Graf 9000, will serve as the 2014 AICP Next Awards Judging Chair, and Master of Ceremonies at the AICP Next Awards presentation. The AICP Next Awards will be held at the NYU Kimmel Center on Tuesday, June 10th. It is the kickoff event for AICP Week, which also includes the AICP Show:
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Matrox Mura Network API Brings Exciting New Digital Signage Functionality to Mura-based Video Walls
News: Matrox Mura Network API Brings Exciting New Digital Signage Functionality to Mura-based Video WallsAttention-grabbing digital signage effects and fast HTML5 renderer to be demonstrated at ISE and DSE 2014
Matrox® Graphics Inc. today announced the immediate availability of a new version of Matrox Mura™ Network API for Mura MPX video wall controller boards. The updated API lets ISVs add eye-catching transitions and effects to their video wall software. It also provides a high-performance HTML5 renderer that enables integration of social media, weather information, animations and other online data feeds into digital signage.
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Synaptic VFX Completes Production of Visual Effects for First Season of Fox TV's Hit Series "Sleepy Hollow"
News: Synaptic VFX Completes Production of Visual Effects for First Season of Fox TV's Hit Series "Sleepy Hollow"Synaptic VFX has just completed production of original visual effects for the first season of the new, hit FOX TV series “Sleepy Hollow.” Synaptic VFX is one of the visual effects vendors for “Sleepy Hollow.” The series incorporates feature film level visual effects to help illustrate its re-telling of the legendary story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. The announcement was made by Synaptic VFX co-founders Shant Jordan, Shahen Jordan, and Ken Gust.
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Michael Sagol Named Chairman of the 2014 AICP Show Call For Entries Now Open
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) announced today that Michael Sagol, Managing Director/Executive Producer of Caviar, will serve as Chairman of the 2014 AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial. As part of his Show Chair duties, Sagol will preside over AICP Week, which includes the AICP Next Awards, as well as the Directors Lecture Series.
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Support The Monuments Men In The Search For Lost Art
In anticipation of the nationwide release of "The Monuments Men, the new film from director George Clooney based on the true story of the race to save 1000 years of culture, moviegoers can visit SupportTheMonumentsMen.com, where they will find resources and information about the ways we all can continue the search for landmark works that were stolen or taken as souvenirs during World War II and are still missing today. The film, which is written by George Clooney & Grant Heslov, will be released on February 7, 2014.
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Filmworkers Recreates Chicago History for DDB and The Field Museum
News: Filmworkers Recreates Chicago History for DDB and The Field MuseumRob Churchill brings century old Ferris wheel and dynamo to life in directing a campaign promoting the Museum’s new exhibit.
Filmworkers helped Chicago agency DDB recapture the thrills experienced by visitors to Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair in a new ad campaign for The Field Museum.
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Stunning Lexus Film Takes Flight with KMel Robotics Quadrotors Powered By OptiTrack Motion Capture Technology
News: Stunning Lexus Film Takes Flight with KMel Robotics Quadrotors Powered By OptiTrack Motion Capture TechnologyAmazing in Motion is a set of projects by Lexus that explore the complexity of motion. The second installation of the brand series, 'Swarm,’ is a spirited story featuring custom-designed small aircraft known as quadrotors that roam through various locations in Vancouver, Canada at night. Executed by CHI & Partners in collaboration with Director Sam Brown of Rogue Films and KMel Robotics, the 60-second spot utilized OptiTrack motion capture technology, including 35 Prime 41 cameras and Motive software, to track the flying robots.
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Christie Digital Projectors Power Immersive Moma Exhibition
News: Christie Digital Projectors Power Immersive Moma ExhibitionChristie® projectors have been selected by The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for their presentation of the exhibition "Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves," a moving image installation by the renowned artist and filmmaker on view in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium from November 25, 2013 through February 17, 2014. Working with MoMA , Christie partner Michael Andrews Audio Visual Services (MAAVS) selected eight Christie WU14K-M WUXGA DLP® projectors and one Christie HD14K-M 1080 HD DLP® projector to meet the needs of the exhibition and realize the ambitious vision of the artist.
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Milk To Create VFX For New" Doctor Who" Series
VFX house Milk Visual Effects – the company behind the visual effects created for the BBC’s "Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special episode: Day of the Doctor" - has been commissioned by the BBC to create the visual effects for the forthcoming eighth series of "Doctor Who," starring new Doctor Peter Capaldi. The new series will be broadcast in 2014.
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Milk Delivers VFX to Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special in Stereoscopic 3D
News: Milk Delivers VFX to Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special in Stereoscopic 3DVFX house Milk Visual Effects worked with the BBC to create the visual effects for the BBC’s hotly anticipated 75-minute special Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode: The Day of the Doctor. Shot in stereoscopic 3D, the episode was broadcast on BBC One in the UK on Saturday 23rd November achieving an average audience of 10.2 million and was simulcast in 94 countries and in more than 1500 cinemas across the world, winning a Guinness World Record as the largest simulcast of a TV drama in history.
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Look Original’s Film “A Face in the Crowd” Opens in Washington, DC
Director Alex Prager’s Short to be Included in Exhibit at The Corcoran Gallery
Look Original is very proud to announce that the short film Look Original produced with contemporary California photographer, Alex Prager, is to premiere at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC tonight. The film is included in the exhibit Alex Prager: "A Face in the Crowd," which runs from November 23, 2013 through March 9, 2014.
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Four K Productions Launches In Los Angeles As New Producer Of Original Broadcast Content In The 4K Format
News: Four K Productions Launches In Los Angeles As New Producer Of Original Broadcast Content In The 4K FormatSlate of Original Programs Currently in Development -- Company Founder and Creative Consultants Have Decades of Experience In Motion Picture and TV Advertising, Marketing, and Promotion; Wayne Threatt is New Company’s Corporate Strategic Consultant
Four K Productions LLC has been launched in Los Angeles as a new production company specializing in the development, production, and distribution of original broadcast content shot and post-produced in the 4K/UltraHD format. The company has secured initial financial backers, and has already completed its first production, “MIX: LA.” The new company also has a slate of original programs currently in development. The announcements were made today by company Founder/President Kevin Williamson.
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Maria & The Dinosaur (The American Museum Of Natural History) via WiT and Wander
News: Maria & The Dinosaur (The American Museum Of Natural History) via WiT and WanderWe are excited to share “Maria & The Dinosaur” - a commercial for the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
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Vision3 Expands 3D Resources with Mistika at its Heart
Mistika is a 3D Vision at Vision3
In a move to further expand their capabilities, Vision3 has invested in a Mistika post production system from SGO to offer clients an advanced 3D post production pipeline for high level cinema productions in London. Vision3 now hosts a state-of-the-art cinema suite with Mistika and their bespoke shot management and workflow system integrated with SGO's technology. This will enable Vision3 to further develop the creative and narrative set-up that is the hallmark of their approach. Vision3 specialises in stereography within numerous fields of expertise such as studio and independent feature films, high-end natural history documentaries, IMAX, unique special events and commercials.
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Autodesk Smoke Essentials E-Book Hits Amazon
News: Autodesk Smoke Essentials E-Book Hits AmazonAutodesk Smoke Essentials - a new e-book from industry-renowned writer, director and colorist Alexis Van Hurkman and Wiley Publishing - is now available for purchase on Amazon and Wiley. The e-book gives artists and editors a practical new resource for learning the fundamentals of Autodesk Smoke - the powerful software application that combines a familiar track-based editing environment with robust features for digital compositing, color correcting and effects.
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Schneider Optics ND Grad Gives San Francisco’s Fog Definition for Pitt
News: Schneider Optics ND Grad Gives San Francisco’s Fog Definition for PittSan Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities to shoot – hills, architectural variety, Mother Nature’s beauty – and the inevitable fog. That fog was something that could have hampered photographer Alex Pitt’s recent time-lapse shoot, “had it not been for the Schneider Optics 4x4 ND.3 SE filter,” he says.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball Wows Lennon Bus Visitors at IBC2013
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball Wows Lennon Bus Visitors at IBC2013Q-Ball remotely controlled pan/tilt/zoom equipment from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with long experience in designing speciality camera systems, greeted visitors to the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus throughout IBC2013, Amsterdam, September 13-17. In continuous demonstration adjacent to the entrance, the Q-Ball gave visitors immediate experience of the high-efficiency ultra-modern systems deployed throughout the truck.
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Victoria and Albert Museum’s ‘David Bowie is’ video wall powered by Dataton WATCHOUT
News: Victoria and Albert Museum’s ‘David Bowie is’ video wall powered by Dataton WATCHOUTThe ‘David Bowie is’ exhibition was one of the most successful and technically complex shows at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London. Opening to rave reviews on 23 March 2013 it was the best selling exhibition in the museum’s history. ‘David Bowie is’ is now on world tour starting at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada in September 2013.
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HBO Archives® Introduces Classic Sports Footage Available For Playback And Clip Licensing
HBO Archives® announces the launch of The Classic Sports Collection, the newest addition to its clip licensing library. This extensive collection is comprised of a wide variety of professional and amateur sporting events that originally aired on HBO beginning in 1972. This material is available now for licensing to all types of productions, including documentaries, feature films, corporate presentations and museum exhibitions.
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Tory Burch and Sony Bring Innovative 4K Imaging Technology to Fashion Industry
Tory Burch Spring 2014 Collection to be the First-Ever Runway Show Captured in 4 Times High Definition
Sony Electronics and Tory Burch LLC are partnering to bring a world’s first to the fashion industry: a 4K Runway Show. When the Tory Burch Spring 2014 Collection is unveiled at Lincoln Center on September 10, Sony F55 professional cameras will capture every step, turn and photo opp in stunning 4K resolution, an innovative new imaging technology that offers more than four times the detail and clarity of standard high definition video. The footage will be used to promote the collection in select venues.
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"The Beautiful Game:" Dataton WATCHOUT engages audiences at The National Football Museum
News: "The Beautiful Game:" Dataton WATCHOUT engages audiences at The National Football MuseumThe National Football Museum in Manchester, UK reopened in July 2012 and exists to explain how and why football has become ‘the people’s game’, a key part of England’s heritage and way of life. Since its opening and vital to how the museum engages in storytelling, expert systems integrator D J Willrich (DJW) has deployed Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-image display and presentation software to manage a variety of content across LCD displays in the Milestones gallery and in ‘Our Beautiful Game’, a 15.9 meter panoramic and immersive theatre. Mirage Associates, Dataton Premium Partner, UK and Ireland provided project support to DJW during the installation phases.
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SMPTE Awards 'Fellow' Status to 14 Exemplary Members of Motion Picture, TV, and Related Industries
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 awarded the Fellow grade of SMPTE membership to 14 industry leaders. Fellow status is conferred upon individuals who have, by proficiency and contributions, attained an outstanding rank among engineers or executives in the motion picture, television, or related industries.
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'100 innovations' exhibition at 'Tekniska museet', Stockholm Wins Design Award
News: '100 innovations' exhibition at 'Tekniska museet', Stockholm Wins Design AwardDynamic Image Server feature of Dataton WATCHOUT used in interactive video wall display
The ‘100 innovations’ exhibition at the Tekniska museet (The National Museum of Science and Technology), Stockholm, Sweden recently won the ‘Best program for targeted audience’ category of the IDCA Awards (International Design Communication Awards).
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Adorama Pro and Canon Present the “Summertime in NYC” Photo Contest
News: Adorama Pro and Canon Present the “Summertime in NYC” Photo ContestCommemorate the summer with the best shots of the city; contest winners to be announced at a special Pro Day event on October 3rd
Adorama, the leading supplier of pro video, photographic and consumer electronics products, joins Canon for the “Summertime in NYC” photo contest.
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Cambridge Imaging Systems makes MAM and publishing solutions accessible for all
News: Cambridge Imaging Systems makes MAM and publishing solutions accessible for all- Imagen available from £595 per month -
At IBC 2013 Cambridge Imaging Systems will announce revolutionary new pricing plans that bring its world class cloud-based and software-based media management and publishing solutions within reach of everyone, from small businesses to global corporations. The company will present demonstrations of Imagen and ImagenCloud at IBC 2013 on Stand 7.G16.
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The D4D’s Matt Checkowski Named Presenting Speaker For Semi Permanent Wellington 2013
News: The D4D’s Matt Checkowski Named Presenting Speaker For Semi Permanent Wellington 2013The D4D Founder & Chief Creative Matt Checkowski has been selected as a featured speaker for Semi-Permanent Wellington which will be held in New Zealand’s capital city on October 18 & 19 2013. Semi-Permanent's purpose is to unite and inspire the diverse and exciting creative world by bringing together a panel of exceptionally talented, globally renowned speakers via a premium event experience.
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Eden FX Contributes Extensive Visual Effects Featured within New Space Shuttle Atlantis Attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, for Client Mousetrappe
News: Eden FX Contributes Extensive Visual Effects Featured within New Space Shuttle Atlantis Attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, for Client MousetrappeEden FX, a leading creator of visual effects for the entertainment industry, has created 26 minutes of original content currently on display at the newly opened (June 29th) Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Eden’s client for this project was Mousetrappe. John Gross, Eden FX Creative Director/Founder, made the announcement.
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Qube Cinema True 4K 3D System Installed for Giant Screen at Air Force Museum Theater
News: Qube Cinema True 4K 3D System Installed for Giant Screen at Air Force Museum TheaterBringing High Frame Rate 3D Movies to the Largest Screen in SW Ohio
Qube Cinema has once again partnered with D3D Cinema to install its single-server True 4K 3DTM system, this time at the newly renovated Air Force Museum Theater (AFMT) in Dayton, Ohio. The museum has upgraded from 15/70 film projection to the Qube XP-I server and dual Xi 4K Integrated Media Blocks (IMBs) and is the fifth giant screen installation in North America to use this Qube system. Visitors to the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum can now enjoy stunning True 4K 3D digital imagery on the giant screen from a system that is much easier to operate than the 70 mm film setup the museum used previously.
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Three Of Change Produces Graphics & Animation For National Geographic's 125Th Anniversary
The National Geographic Society celebrated its 125th anniversary and Three of Change produced the graphic design & animation for their celebration Gala. The project was particularly exciting technically because these graphics were projected on the interior of Washington, D.C.'s National Building Museum creating a truly immersive experience!
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AICP Show Honors Best Commercials Of The Year
The AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial premiered tonight at The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA - in New York City, closing out AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image, which also included the debut of the AICP Next Awards at the NYU Skirball Center, and the return of the AICP Directors Lectures Series at MoMA. Two thousand members of the advertising, marketing and production industries attended the debut of the AICP Show. Serving as chair of this year’s Show was Michael Di Girolamo, Partner/Executive Producer of Station Film. Following its premiere at MoMA, the Show will tour museums and cultural institutions around the country and abroad.
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DuArt Names Craig Gordon Senior Editor
News: DuArt Names Craig Gordon Senior EditorAward-Winning Editor Brings Accomplished Capabilities to Renowned New York City Post House
DuArt, New York City’s comprehensive video, digital media, and film post facility, announced that it has added Craig Gordon as Senior Editor.
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2013 AICP Next Awards Winners Announced
The AICP Next Awards debuted last night at the NYU Skirball Center, kicking off AICP Week 2013 – a celebration of advertising in the motion image, which will also include the AICP Directors Lecture Series, as well as the premiere of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial on the evening of June 6th at The Museum of Modern Art. The Next Awards, now in its seventh year, were presided over by Bob Greenberg, Founder, Chairman and CEO of R/GA.
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Vancouver Film School Unveils New State-of-the-Art Campus
VFS reinvigorates city landmark
Vancouver Film School (VFS) is thrilled to announce the addition of a brand-new Animation & Visual Effects campus located in the 106,000 square foot city-owned space in Gastown which previously housed the Storyeum theatrical museum.
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Leftchannel’s PSA “The Great Plastic Purge” For Natural Resources Defense Council Screened At Brooklyn Film Festival
News: Leftchannel’s PSA “The Great Plastic Purge” For Natural Resources Defense Council Screened At Brooklyn Film FestivalMotion Graphics Studio Also Takes Home Silver Addy For Nationwide Children’s Hospital Out-Of-Home Project
Passionately communicating the growing issue of plastics pollution in the oceans, the two-minute animated PSA “The Great Plastic Purge,” created by motion design studio leftchannel for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) was showcased at the prestigious Brooklyn Film Festival.
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Rediscover The Lost Art Of Getting Together
Grand Large Inc., announces director Gaysorn Thavat’s latest commercial, Chinet’s “The Lost Art of Getting Together”, which brings home the idea that the most memorable connections still happen face-to-face.
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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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AICP Week Line Up Announced Anchored by the premieres of the AICP Next Awards & AICP Show Tickets Now Available at aicp.com
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), today announced the lineup for AICP Week. The Week, anchored by the premieres of the AICP Next Awards and the AICP Show, is a celebration of advertising in the motion image. AICP Week will be held June 4th-June 6th in New York City.
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The Tiffen Company Congratulates Steadicam Inventor Garrett Brown on Induction Into the 2013 National Inventors Hall of Fame
Innovator Garrett Brown honored for camera stabilizer that revolutionized the art of filmmaking, making the “steadishot” one of the most dynamic and visually engaging forms of cinematography
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning accessories for the still imaging, video, motion picture and broadcast markets, is proud to announce Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown’s induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (May 2013). Introduced in 1975, Steadicam camera stabilization technology revolutionized the film industry by enabling cinematographers to capture lengthy motion shots without the shakiness of handheld cameras or cumbersome dolly workflows. Brown’s invention was immediately embraced and used to create iconic running and chase scenes in epic blockbusters “Bound for Glory” (1976), “Marathon Man” (1976) and “Rocky” (1976).
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Tom Guilmette Relies on Vinten Vision 100 for Support in Extreme Cold and Winds
News: Tom Guilmette Relies on Vinten Vision 100 for Support in Extreme Cold and WindsDP Tom Guilmette took on an assignment at the top of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire, nicknamed “Home of the World’s Worst Weather.” He packed his trusted Vinten Vision 100 support system and ascended by Snow Cat to the summit buildings. Shooting conditions were extreme. Guilmette dealt with high winds and temperatures below -20°F (-29°C).
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Method Studios Announces Top Flight Animation Hires
News: Method Studios Announces Top Flight Animation HiresGlobal VFX House Welcomes Erik-Jan de Boer, James Jacobs and Keith Roberts
Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, announced today the addition of three world-class animation artists to the Method Studios’ creative team.
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University of Southern California Selects Imagen2 To Provide Hosted MAM Services for Digital Repository
USC Digital Repository will also host new ScreenAcademy digital library
Cambridge Imaging Systems, the digital archive management specialist, announced today that the University of Southern California Digital Repository (USCDR) has selected Imagen2 to provide fully-hosted media asset management for its customers. The USC’s Digital Repository service provides commercial and not-for-profit organisations with best-in-class operational and technical procedures for the long-term preservation of media assets. The availability of Imagen2 on the USCDR’s world-leading infrastructure completes a full end-to-end solution as customers are now able to access their archives through a fully customised web portal.
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Rhythm & Hues Alumni Thom Burkhart Named Senior Producer at STEELE Studios
News: Rhythm & Hues Alumni Thom Burkhart Named Senior Producer at STEELE StudiosSTEELE Studios, a leading post production company and creator of visual imagery for Films, Commercials, Television, Broadcast, Music Videos and Online/Viral Media, has named Thom Burkhart as the company’s new Senior Producer. Most recently, Burkhart had been Head of Digital Post Production for Rhythm & Hues for 14 years.
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The D4D Creates Branded Documentary Series That Explores Innovation & Exploration
News: The D4D Creates Branded Documentary Series That Explores Innovation & ExplorationIgniting Ambition on Behalf of the University of California
Walking on Mars using virtual reality, the science of brewing, and the goal of a universal language are just a few awe-inspiring explorations illuminated in the UC documentary series created by The Department of the 4th Dimension (The D4D). Each brand film features passionate and compelling thought-leaders and innovators, UC faculty, and alumni whose accomplishments touch our daily lives and will shape our future.
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Superlounge Director Joe Schaak Gets Generous With Laughs In New Campaign For MetroPCS
News: Superlounge Director Joe Schaak Gets Generous With Laughs In New Campaign For MetroPCSRight on the heels of signing with national production company Superlounge, The Richards Group tapped Director Joe Schaak for a new campaign for MetroPCS Communications, Inc. Bringing the spots to life, Schaak incorporated his notable past directing experiences producing commercials for ESPN, Verizon, Target and McDonald’s, to name just a few. Schaak combines his humorous and creative talent to entertain audiences by reminding them of the wireless carrier’s mantra, “We Have It.”
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LOGAN Designs Immersive Museum Exhibition, Spectacle: The Music Video
News: LOGAN Designs Immersive Museum Exhibition, Spectacle: The Music VideoLOGAN, the award-winning bicoastal creative studio, takes a step into the exhibition space with Spectacle: The Music Video, a traveling museum show designed by Alexei Tylevich and the LOGAN team. With a portfolio that boasts numerous entries in the medium, including iconic music videos for Money Mark and N.A.S.A., Tylevich and LOGAN were natural choices for the task. Spectacle provides an immersive look at the history-so-far of the music video, exploring 40+ years of filmmaking and music with a Herculean assemblage of physical, web and print components.
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Proof Founder & Creative Director Ron Frankel to Speak on the Role of Previs in Filmmaking at Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Craft Series, During FMX Event in Germany, and at Inaugural Production Pipeline Expo
News: Proof Founder & Creative Director Ron Frankel to Speak on the Role of Previs in Filmmaking at Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Craft Series, During FMX Event in Germany, and at Inaugural Production Pipeline ExpoRon Frankel, the Founder and Creative Director of Proof Inc., one of the film industry's leading pre-visualization houses, will participate in three high profile industry events in the coming weeks. Mr. Frankel is participating in these events to promote the critically important role of Previs within the filmmaking industry.
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Cambridge Imaging Systems Announces US Launch of ImagenCloud at NAB 2013
- New product is based on popular Imagen2 MAM and publishing system -
At NAB 2013 Cambridge Imaging Systems will present the US launch of ImagenCloud, the cloud-based media asset management and publishing solution on Stand SL14913. The company will also demonstrate its popular Imagen2 software-based MAM and publishing system. Visitors to the stand can also win a GoPro3 Hero3 camera and six months of free ImagenCloud hosting.
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“Project Runway” Contestants Use HP and Intel Technology to Incorporate Structure and Art into Fashion Design
HP ENVY x2 and fine art provide inspiration for pattern-making challenge; new design contest encourages fans to create
HP showcased its innovative technology on last night’s episode of “Project Runway,” the popular, long-running hit show on Lifetime.
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Arclight Productions’ Original Documentary premieres at The Annenberg Space for Photography’s WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath March 23, 2013 – June 2, 2013
News: Arclight Productions’ Original Documentary premieres at The Annenberg Space for Photography’s WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath March 23, 2013 – June 2, 2013Documentary Film accompanies one of the Most Notable Exhibits on War-Themed Photography Ever Assembled
THE WAR PHOTOGRAPHERS, a documentary film commissioned by the Annenberg Space for Photography will debut with the exhibit, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, set to open on March 23rd. Arclight Productions has been commissioned to produce the original documentary short that will be featured as part of this unprecedented exhibit. The exhibit will open free to the public in Los Angeles on March 23, 2013 and run through June 2, 2013. The film will be shown in vivid detail on two 14' by 7' screens in 4K resolution in the Digital Gallery, which is central to the architecture of the Photography Space and the exhibit experience. This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and is made possible with generous support from the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation.
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Qube Cinema Installs 4K 3D System at Moody Gardens
Single-Server Setup Enhances Viewing Experience on Giant Screen
Qube Cinema installed its single-server 4K 3D system at Moody Gardens in advance of the GSCA Film Expo and Digital Symposium happening now in Galveston, Texas. The single Qube XP-I server delivers 4K stereoscopic imagery to two Barco 4K projectors each with its own embedded Qube Xi 4K Integrated Media Block (IMB). Moody Gardens now joins the ranks of giant screen theaters in North America with 4K 3D capabilities, offering visitors stunning stereo digital imagery.
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Christie Donates Digital Cinema Projector To Gianopulos Family Theater At Wilson-Hanks Family Cultural Center, Saint Sophia Cathedral, California
News: Christie Donates Digital Cinema Projector To Gianopulos Family Theater At Wilson-Hanks Family Cultural Center, Saint Sophia Cathedral, CaliforniaChristie’s Managed Services Team and BLACKSTAR Engineering Transform Gym Complex Into Fully Professional Cinema House; Dedication Ceremony Set for March 17
Christie® has donated a top-of-the-line Christie digital cinema projector to help entertain the local community in the new Gianopulos Family Theater at the Wilson-Hanks Family Cultural Center, Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, California. The theater is the latest addition to the Huffington Center, located in the Byzantine-Latino Quarter of Los Angeles. Christie’s Managed Services team worked with audio-visual innovator BLACKSTAR Engineering to install the Christie Solaria® Series projector and other theater equipment, transforming a basketball court by day into a fully professional movie theater by night.
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The British Library Invests In Prism Sound ADA-8XR Converters to Digitise Its Multitrack Collection
News: The British Library Invests In Prism Sound ADA-8XR Converters to Digitise Its Multitrack CollectionPrism Sound ADA-8XR multichannel audio converters are being used to help the British Library digitise its collection of multitrack audio tapes in order to ensure the future of these valuable and historic recordings.
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MOMA chooses WSCF for Documentary Fortnight
News: MOMA chooses WSCF for Documentary FortnightMOMA chooses WSCF to screen during Documentary Fortnight, as part of a special section celebrating POV films! Screening Saturday, March 2 at 2:00 PM. Documentary Fortnight 2013: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media
Quincy Hill Films, producers of WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM, are proud to announce that Where Soldiers Come From has been chosen to screen at MOMO’s prestigious Documentary Fortnight as part of MOMA Selects POV at 25, which highlights award-winning films from the past 25 years of television’s longest-running showcase for independent documentary. WSCF will be screening Saturday, March 2 at 2 PM.
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Bonfire Labs Helps San Francisco Rediscover The Exploratorium
News: Bonfire Labs Helps San Francisco Rediscover The ExploratoriumBonfire Labs was recently tapped to help announce the grand reopening of the renowned San Francisco interactive learning laboratory, the Exploratorium, which is moving to Pier 15 on the historic Embarcadero.
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The Room Debuts New Finishing Facility inside Technicolor – PostWorks New York
News: The Room Debuts New Finishing Facility inside Technicolor –  PostWorks New YorkWith three finishing suites, facility targets independent films, documentaries and television
The Room, a boutique finishing facility servicing independent films, documentaries, long-form television and similar projects, has moved into a new, custom-built facility housed within Technicolor – PostWorks’ West Village location at 110 Leroy Street. The new site, which was designed by acclaimed architect Rafi Segal, includes three finishing suites, each anchored by Autodesk Flame Premium workstations, which feature tools for compositing, color grading, visual effects and graphics.
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Dataton launches first ever WATCHPAX media server ISE 2013
News: Dataton launches first ever WATCHPAX media server ISE 2013Revolutionary, small, performance-optimised, solid-state media server with built-in WATCHOUT software for pure plug and play presentations
Celebrating its 40th year in business, Swedish AV innovators Dataton announce the introduction of WATCHPAX™, the company’s very first dedicated media server with built-in Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-display software.
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Bexel Supports Major Broadcasters For 2013 Presidential Inauguration
From the Capitol to the White House and the Newseum, Bexel Equipment and Engineering Services Help Capture Inaugural Festivities
As the second inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States takes place today in Washington, Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services, will be on site, supporting several major broadcast networks. From equipment rental packages to engineering services, Bexel’s support will span key locations, including the parade and presidential walk, as well as ongoing coverage from the historic Newseum, for the 57th inaugural ceremonies.
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32TEN Studios Hosts Three New Tenants, Including Companies Working in Film, Video and Animation
News: 32TEN Studios Hosts Three New Tenants, Including Companies Working in Film, Video and Animation32TEN Studios is now hosting three new tenants at its San Rafael site. These new tenants include companies working within the film, video and animation sectors.
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Spatial Harmonics Group Merges with Eclipse VFX
Los Angeles studio unites talents with Eclipse’s Beijing team
Los Angeles-based Spatial Harmonics Group has merged with China-based Eclipse VFX to form Eclipse VFX, Los Angeles. Headed by visual effects veterans Wayne England as Executive Producer, and Will Shepherd as Operations Director, the Santa Monica studio joins forces with Eclipse’s Beijing headquarters.
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Ancient Chinese Caves Brought Back to Life Using projectiondesign®
News: Ancient Chinese Caves Brought Back to Life Using projectiondesign®F10 AS3D projectors used in immersive exhibition on view during Smithsonian’s Arthur M Sackler Gallery’s 25th Anniversary Celebration
Visitors to “Pure Land: Inside the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang” during the 25th anniversary celebrations of Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, DC will witness a technological immersive application never seen before in the United States. The 3D 360-degree panoramic journey uses projectiondesign® F10 AS3D to reproduce stunning imagery of paintings and sculptures in the ancient rock cave’s 220-meter north wall known as Bhaisajyaguru’s Eastern Paradise in China, a UNESCO World Heritage site which is closed to ensure their preservation.
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Qube Cinema Partners with Global Immersion for GSX™ Giant Screen Theater
State-of-the-Art 4K 3D System for Films and Alternative Content Installed at Peoria Riverfront Museum
Qube Cinema recently supplied its XP-I server and Xi 4K Integrated Media Blocks (IMBs) for Global Immersion’s first GSX giant flat screen theater installed at the Peoria Riverfront Museum (PRM) in Illinois. This 4K 3D system brings the world’s highest resolution digital giant screen display to the newly opened theater. This is the first installation of the 4K by 3K GSX giant screen cinema system, providing visitors to the museum with the immersive experience afforded by stunning 3D digital imagery.
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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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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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Litepanels® Adds Punch to “60 Years of Cinerama” Shoot
News: Litepanels® Adds Punch to “60 Years of Cinerama” ShootIt might be the era of digital cameras, but Hollywood still has a sense of history, often paying tribute to the groundbreaking technology that has brought the industry to this point. Recently, cinematographer John Hora, ASC and co-cinematographer Douglas Knapp came together to make the first Cinerama film to be shot in 50 years. It is part of “In the Picture, a Tribute to 60 Years of Cinerama.” This introductory travelogue was shot with a combination of technology of the past; Cinerama camera #3, which was used on “How the West Was Won”, a set of three Kodak Ektar 27mm lenses and today’s Fuji film stock as well as Litepanels LED lights.
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Modus FX Appoints Anne Le Bouyonnec as VP Production
Le Bouyonnec Brings 25 years of Experience to Montreal VFX Facility
Modus FX announced the appointment of Anne Le Bouyonnec as VP production. Le Bouyonnec will act as liaison between executive management and the production team on the studio floor. She will be responsible for ensuring that on-floor production requirements are met, while overseeing resources and budgets. Le Bouyonnec brings over 25 years of artistic and organizational experience in the CG and VFX industry in Quebec to her new position, strengthening the executive team at Modus.
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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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U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center Produces Historical Lectures with Broadcast Pix Granite 1000
News: U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center Produces Historical Lectures with Broadcast Pix Granite 1000Broadcast Pix™ today announced that the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (AHEC) is using a Granite™ 1000 Video Control Center™ to produce archives of historical lectures and other presentations on its campus in Carlisle, Penn. Part of the U.S. Army War College, the museum and research complex hosts regularly scheduled series of historical lectures, as well as conferences, meetings, and major events.
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MPC Trips Into The Fantastic With Fly Buys
News: MPC Trips Into The Fantastic With Fly BuysLoyal Fly Buys users know that pretty amazing things can happen when they take advantage of the sprawling rewards program. In a new spot done in collaboration with Psyop LA, MPC suggests that Fly Buys may be even more remarkable than most of its loyal users realize.
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The 56th BFI London Film Festival
News: The 56th BFI London Film FestivalThe programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express launched on Wednesday 5 September under the new creative leadership of BFI’s Head of Exhibition and Festival Director, Clare Stewart, bringing a rich and diverse programme of international films and events from both established and upcoming talent over a 12 day celebration of cinema. The Festival will screen a total of 225 fiction and documentary features, including 12 World Premieres, 12 International Premieres and 35 European Premieres*. There will also be screenings of 111 live action and animated shorts. A stellar line-up of directors, cast and crew are expected to take part in career interviews, master classes, and other special events. The 56th BFI London Film Festival will run from 10-21 October 2012.
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Athena Studios Opens In Northern California: New Facility Provides Production Services To The Film And Broadcast Community
News: Athena Studios Opens In Northern California: New Facility Provides Production Services To The Film And Broadcast CommunityAthena Studios has opened for business in Emeryville -- the East Bay area of Northern California. The new company provides full production services for film, TV, advertising, and multimedia clients and projects. Athena Studios offers a 40’ x 48’ stage, including a 25’ x 25’ green screen cyc. The announcement was made today by Jon V. Peters, CEO/Founder, Athena Studios.
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Qube Cinema Brings Single-Server 4K 3D to Giant Screens
News: Qube Cinema Brings Single-Server 4K 3D to Giant ScreensDual Projector System Opens Up Opportunities for Digital Conversions
Giant Screen theaters are rapidly converting to digital cinema and at the GSCA Conference later this month in Sacramento, CA visitors can see the latest technology from Qube Cinema. The Qube XP-I server will stream a single high bit-rate 4K 3D DCP through two Qube Xi 4K Integrated Media Blocks (IMBs) in two Barco DP4K-23B projectors. This high bit-rate, 4K 3D projection from a single DCP through a single server greatly simplifies exhibition for Giant Screen theaters.
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Leading Documentarians to Discuss Archival Filmmaking at WESTDOC’s “History Unearthed”
Tom Jennings and Harrison Engle will shed light on the art of archival storytelling and share their insights on the process of locating unique stock footage sources at this informative WESTDOC panel, moderated by David Seevers, Footage.net CMO.
History Unearthed, one of the many exciting panels at this year’s WESTDOC conference, will delve into the archival filmmaking process, exploring the techniques filmmakers use to discover and exploit unconventional stock footage sources, as well as the larger challenges of breathing new life into well-known events. Panelists include Tom Jennings and Harrison Engle, two deeply experienced and talented filmmakers, who have both produced recent archival documentaries on the Kennedys. David Seevers, Chief Marketing Officer of Footage.net, will moderate the panel.
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Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Partners with MediaMine to Develop Walk of Fame App
Technology will Turn Hollywood’s Storied Sidewalks into Robust Interactive Experience
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is partnering with MediaMine to develop a new Walk of Fame application for the Internet, mobile and tablet devices that will offer a suite of customized, engaging features utilizing geo-location technology and social sharing connectivity. The Walk of Fame app will be like a personal digital docent, turning the iconic Hollywood sidewalks into an informative and fun museum of entertainment history. The app is currently slated to be available for download next summer.
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Persistence Of Vision, Hollywood’s Preeminent Pre-Vis Company, Launches New “Multi-Media Content” Unit: First Projects From New Unit Include Trailer For Microsoft’s “Halo 4: Forward Until Dawn,” Tv Spot For “Age Of Wushu” Film
News: Persistence Of Vision, Hollywood’s Preeminent Pre-Vis Company, Launches New “Multi-Media Content” Unit: First Projects From New Unit Include Trailer For Microsoft’s “Halo 4:  Forward Until Dawn,” Tv Spot For “Age Of Wushu” FilmPersistence of Vision (POV), Hollywood’s preeminent Pre-Vis company, with a history of working on such major motion pictures as the “Star Wars” Prequels, and entries in the “Mission Impossible” and “X-Men” film franchises, has launched a new “Multi-Media Content” Unit, it was announced today by David Dozoretz, POV president/founder. The new unit will supply POV’s creative services to producers of TV commercials, video games, webisodes, music videos, and other, non-feature film content. Initial projects from the unit include those for Microsoft, Snail Games, and Nike.
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Backcountry Pictures' Award-Winning Film California Forever Set For PBS
News: Backcountry Pictures' Award-Winning Film California Forever Set For PBSThe Story of California's State Parks Premieres Nationally in Fall 2012
Award-winning production company Backcountry Pictures' latest project, California Forever, will air nationally on PBS stations throughout fall 2012, beginning in California in September. California Forever is a two-part television special that eloquently tells the moving story of California's magnificent state parks from 1864 until present day. The program has won a number of regional and environmental film festival honors in the run up to its broadcast premiere.
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Air Racers 3D Narrated by Paul Walker To Fly High This September at Cinemark Century Theatres in Reno (NV)
3D Entertainment Distribution's latest film gets an exclusive two-week engagement in conjunction with the Reno National Championship Air Races
3D Entertainment Distribution today announced an agreement with Cinemark Holdings, Inc. to present Air Racers 3D, narrated by actor Paul Walker (The Fast and the Furious, Takers), in Reno (Nevada) exclusively at Cinemark Century Theatres from the 7th to the 20th of September. The two-week theatrical engagement will coincide with the 2012 National Championship Air Races at Reno-Stead Airport, which will see the intrepid young star of the 3D film, pilot Steven Hinton, in competition for the fourth consecutive time.
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Oscar®-nominated Director, Gus Van Sant, Coming to San Diego Film Festival
Director of Good Will Hunting to Attend Film Tribute and Retrospective
The San Diego Film Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2012 San Diego Film Festival will host Oscar®-nominated director, Gus Van Sant, for his first ever film festival tribute and retrospective. Known best for his direction on films Milk, Good Will Hunting, My Own Private Idaho, and To Die For, Gus Van Sant will attend his tribute and film retrospective on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the Sherwood Auditorium in the Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla. With the renowned director in attendance, a new venue, and more film screenings, this year's San Diego Film Festival promises to be the biggest and best yet.
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Bringing Van Gogh to life – WATCHOUT powers large-scale projection as new show tours the world
News: Bringing Van Gogh to life – WATCHOUT powers large-scale projection as new show tours the worldDataton syncs music, video and photography to immerse audiences in their favourite paintings
Further enhancing its reputation as a core multimedia technology for visitor attractions, Dataton’s WATCHOUT is being used as the image-control backbone for ‘Van Gogh Alive – The Experience’ – a travelling exhibition that redefines audiences’ appreciation of fine art.
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Miami breaks new ground on stunning new science museum project
News: Miami breaks new ground on stunning new science museum projectVisual Acuity enters new phase of technology consultancy for America’s new ‘building as exhibit’
The ground-breaking ceremony for the new building at the Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science has now taken place, giving independent technology consultancy Visual Acuity the chance to start work on the next phase of a project that looks set to capture the imagination of the architectural, technology and audiovisual communities worldwide. Formerly the Miami Science Museum, the new museum is on track to open in 2015.
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STORY Signs Director Ruben Latre
News: STORY Signs Director Ruben LatreRuben Latre, a Barcelona-born director known for his innovative work in commercials, music videos, documentaries and broadcast design, has signed with STORY for exclusive representation in the United States. Latre, who is bilingual and currently resides in New York City, was included in Shoot Magazine’s 2011 New Directors Showcase and was also named Best New Director at the 2010 APCP Awards in Spain.
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The Rockefeller Foundation Gives Nearly $3 Million to Support Local New York City Artists
News: The Rockefeller Foundation Gives Nearly $3 Million to Support Local New York City ArtistsThemes of earned income and cultural equity among 2012 NYC Cultural Innovation Fund Competition Winners
Today The Rockefeller Foundation's President Dr. Judith Rodin announced the 16 winners of the Foundation's 2012 New York City Cultural Innovation Fund competition – and with it nearly $3 million in grants to support local New York City art and artists. Each of these 16 New York City-based organizations will receive a two-year grant of up to $250,000, underscoring the Foundation's commitment to artistic expression and innovation, and bolstering the vital economic engine that the creative sector brings to New York. This year's winners were selected from nearly 400 diverse projects.
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Visual Effects Trio Launches Synaptic VFX
News: Visual Effects Trio Launches Synaptic VFXNew boutique teams artistic and technical resources for films, commercials and 3D stereo productions
Visual effects artists, Shant Jordan, Shahen Jordan, and Ken Gust are launching a new Burbank-based, visual effects boutique, Synaptic VFX. The company is well-positioned to provide VFX design, production, 3D stereo conversion and DI services for feature films, commercials and 3D stereo conversion productions.
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Monterey Museum of Art Hosts Auguste Rodin: Light and Shadow
News: Monterey Museum of Art Hosts Auguste Rodin: Light and ShadowAn exhibition of iconic works by the most significant sculptor since Michelangelo
The Monterey Museum of Art is very proud to present Auguste Rodin: Light and Shadow, Selections from Guardian Stewardship and the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, an exhibition of works by one of the most significant sculptors in art history, July 5-October 21, 2012, at the MMA Pacific Street, 559 Pacific Street, Monterey, California, 93940.
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Stardust Creates 2012 AICP Sponsor Reel
News: Stardust Creates 2012 AICP Sponsor ReelStunning visual imagery, explosive graphics and haunting track from Squeak E. Clean contribute to film short
Bi-coastal production company Stardust created the 2012 AICP Sponsor Reel, which premiered during an exclusive screening at last night's Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) Show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
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Digital Domain and Mothership's Nike "Biomorph" Commercial Spot Honored at AICP Show
Recognized among the year's best in commercial advertising, piece will become part of the Museum of Modern Art's Department of Film Collection
Digital Domain and its commercial production company Mothership were honored by the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) at last night's 2012 AICP Show held at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. Nike "Biomorph," a 51-second short conceptualized, designed and directed by Mothership's David Rosenbaum for Nike, with visual effects by Digital Domain, was recognized in the Visual Effects category. Digital Domain's Aladino Debert served as visual effects supervisor on the spot. (See it here).
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Director Jason Smith Joins Harvest
News: Director Jason Smith Joins HarvestHarvest has signed award-winning director Jason Smith for exclusive US representation. At Harvest, Jason Smith joins a select and diverse director roster than includes The Hoffman Brothers, Matthias Zentner, Adam Goldstein, David Nutter and company co-founder Baker Smith.
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Digital Domain Names Jason Dowdeswell Vancouver Head of Production
News: Digital Domain Names Jason Dowdeswell Vancouver Head of ProductionDigital Domain Productions, a subsidiary of Digital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG), has named Jason Dowdeswell head of production for its Vancouver studio. The 20-year industry veteran will oversee operations for all of the company’s Vancouver-based productions, talent and teams, as well as collaborations with Digital Domain’s Venice, Calif., San Francisco, Florida, London and Mumbai Digital Domain visual effects teams.
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WONDROS Signs Director Peter Care
Wondros, Los Angeles has added lauded commercial, music video, TV and feature film director Peter Care to their roster. Care comes to Wondros from Bob Industries. He has helmed spots for nearly every major brand in the world, directed the cult classic feature, The Dangerous Lives Of Altar Boys, and was given MTV’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006 for his extensive work in music videos.
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LACMA presents ...Is James Bond, co-organized with LMU's School of Film and Television, June 9 - September 9, 2012
Exhibition features all twenty-two James Bond opening credit sequences, fourteen of which were created by film title designer Maurice Binder, in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Bond franchise
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents …Is James Bond , the first exhibition to feature the complete opening credit sequences from twenty-two James Bond films produced by Eon Productions. Co-organized by LACMA and Loyola Marymount University's School of Film and Television (SFTV), the exhibition celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of one of the most successful and long-lasting film franchises of all time: James Bond.
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Projecting Europeana archive data through the 3D ‘ECloud’
News: Projecting Europeana archive data through the 3D ‘ECloud’projectiondesign® sponsors Europeana initiative to drive creative use of open data
Norway’s projectiondesign® is delighted to announce that it has become a headline sponsor of the Europeana General Plenary, to be held in the Belgian city of Leuven from 13-15 June.
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Qube Cinema Brings High Frame Rate 3D to CineEurope
News: Qube Cinema Brings High Frame Rate 3D to CineEuropeDemonstrating Immediate Solutions for Exhibitors and Giant Screen Theaters
Qube Cinema will demo the high-frame-rate (HFR) and high-bit-rate (HBR) capabilities of the Qube XP-I server and Qube Xi Integrated Media Block (IMB) to the European audience at CineEurope, June 18-21 in Barcelona.
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