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Wipster Raises $1.2 Million in Funding to Fuel Growth of its Cloud-Based Collaborative Video Review and Approval Platform
Wipster’s Simple, Elegant Video Review and Approval Platform for Creatives Gains Traction, Acclaim; Prepares for Next Phase of Development
Wipster today announced it has successfully raised $1.2 million USD in funding for its new cloud-based, collaborative video review and approval platform. Wipster was created by filmmaker Rollo Wenlock and a team of creative media tech experts, with a singular focus on creating a beautifully designed, intuitive digital media review and approval platform experience for content creators, filmmakers, in-house corporate media teams, or anyone creating video projects. Wipster helps bring together creative media teams, their colleagues and clients from wherever they may be to collaborate on digital media projects; simply, elegantly and quickly.
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Modern VideoFilm Welcomes Julie Currin to Film Sales Team
News: Modern VideoFilm Welcomes Julie Currin to Film Sales TeamModern VideoFilm, one of the largest independent suppliers of post production and digital distribution services to the film and television industry, has appointed Julie Currin as Vice President of Sales/Feature Film. Currin will lead a new effort to grow Modern’s share of the post production market for motion pictures and enhance its relationships with major studios, independent producers and filmmakers. Her background includes more than 15 years in senior sales and marketing roles, including posts with Deluxe, Laser Pacific and Technicolor.
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Event Videographer Todd Ruel Test Drives Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Camcorder At Detroit And Chicago Auto Shows
News: Event Videographer Todd Ruel Test Drives Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Camcorder At Detroit And Chicago Auto ShowsVideographer Todd Ruel, who shoots video stock footage and licenses it through Getty Images, recently took his new Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder to the Detroit and Chicago Auto Shows to document car manufacturers’ latest offerings.
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IKA Collective Produces Emotional Launch Campaign For Discovery Life Channel
News: IKA Collective Produces Emotional Launch Campaign For Discovery Life ChannelDirector Ian Karr Captures Real Life Drama In Powerful POV :60 Image Spot
How do you capture the arc of a life in 60 seconds? That was the challenge Director Ian Karr and creative boutique IKA Collective were asked with for the debut of Discovery Life Channel. The :60 image spot, “Love Every Step,” captures the life story of a young woman from childhood to the birth of her own daughter. Using an immersive POV style, the campaign pushes the limits of technology while pulling on our heartstrings.
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Kevin Aratari Joins Hollywood-Based Troika as Head of Business Development and Marketing Communications
News: Kevin Aratari Joins Hollywood-Based Troika as Head of Business Development and Marketing CommunicationsEntertainment brand consultancy and marketing innovations agency Troika www.troika.tv announced today the hire of Kevin Aratari. Kevin will oversee all sales and marketing functions and work closely with founder and CEO Dan Pappalardo on strategic business development and thought leadership initiatives. Kevin will be instrumental in activating Troika’s strategic goal of aligning the agency with the changing entertainment media landscape and fulfilling the agency’s promise of Entertain Change.
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Sonnet Introduces USB 3.0 + eSATA Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 + Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt Adapters
Devices Leverage Thunderbolt Technology to Provide Easy, Cost-Effective Connectivity for USB 3.0 Devices Plus eSATA Storage or Wired Networks
Sonnet today announced the launch of its new USB 3.0 + eSATA Thunderbolt™ Adapter for easy connectivity to USB 3.0 devices and eSATA storage, and USB 3.0 + Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt Adapter for easy connectivity to USB 3.0 devices and Gigabit Ethernet wired networking. Both devices leverage Thunderbolt technology to provide an inexpensive connectivity alternative for Mac® and Windows® PC users.
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Valerie Petrusson Named President of Beast
News: Valerie Petrusson Named President of BeastCreative editorial company Beast has named post production industry veteran Valerie Petrusson as President. A co-founding member, Petrusson returns to Beast after steering sales and marketing for commercial and feature projects at parent company Deluxe. In her new role, Petrusson will be responsible for overseeing Beast’s seven offices across New York, Santa Monica, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit and Austin.
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The Molecule Celebrates 10 Years of Visual Effects and Motion Graphics
News: The Molecule Celebrates 10 Years of Visual Effects and Motion GraphicsBi-Coastal Company Leads the Way in a Changing VFX Landscape
The Molecule, a leader in the Visual Effects and Post-Production scene, will be observing their 10-year anniversary this year in New York City and Los Angeles. The celebration follows their recent successes in Visual Effects for several high-profile film and TV releases including A Walk Among The Tombstones, The Giver, The Butler, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix), “The Americans” (FX), and Golden Globe-winner “The Affair” (Showtime).
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Facilis TerraBlock Provides Advanced Shared Storage Facilities at Oslo Post Company
News: Facilis TerraBlock Provides Advanced Shared Storage Facilities at Oslo Post CompanyNorwegian Film, TV & Commercials Post Facility Keeps Team Connected, Files Organized and Project Delivery on Time Thanks to TerraBlock
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets, has announced the successful delivery and commissioning of a 48TB TerraBlock 24D shared storage system to Norwegian Film, TV and Commercial post house, Oslo Post Company.
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Telestream Expands Sales Team to Address International Growth
Company adds sales management staff in key locations in Europe and Asia in response to strong regional growth
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced expansion of its sales management team to address sales growth for its enterprise-class video products in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. The company reports that overall sales of its Enterprise Products and Services in EMEA and APAC regions have grown by almost 50 percent in the last two years.
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Tim Thorsteinson becomes Quantel CEO
Experienced industry figure to lead the combined Quantel and Snell organization
Quantel and Snell announced today the appointment of Tim Thorsteinson as CEO, effective immediately. Tim is a visionary leader who has held many senior roles in the media technology industry including twice as the CEO of Grass Valley, President of the Broadcast Communications division of Harris Corp., and President and CEO of Enablence. He is the ideal individual to lead the next stage in the development of the combined Quantel and Snell.
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Marquis Media Partners Strengthens Senior Team
News: Marquis Media Partners Strengthens Senior TeamMarquis Media Partners has today announced that Simon Brett has joined the organisation as senior account partner, responsible for new and existing account management. Brett’s appointment is part of a wider strategy to develop MMP’s consulting business within the broadcast industry and into new markets.
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SolidAnim Introduces SolidTrack at CABSAT 2015
Innovative, markerless camera tracking and previz solution for real time visual effects & on-set visualization
SolidAnim, a leader in virtual production products, will introduce the latest version of its SolidTrack solution for the film and broadcast industries at CABSAT 2015.
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Elias Arts Adds New Production Team
News: Elias Arts Adds New Production TeamBicoastal music shop Elias Arts has added Joey Netter as Executive Producer in their New York studio and Vicki Ordeshook as Executive Producer in their Los Angeles studio. Additionally, Katie Overcash has stepped up as Head of Production and Allee Futterer as Production Coordinator in Los Angeles.
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Theo Van De Sande, ASC Shoots Amazon, CBS Pilots With Varicam 35 4K Camera/recorder
News: Theo Van De Sande, ASC Shoots Amazon, CBS Pilots With Varicam 35 4K Camera/recorder“This Is the Best Solution in Digital Cinema Today”
Award-winning cinematographer Theo Van de Sande, ASC recently completed his second pilot, CBS’s Evil Men, shot with Panasonic’s new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder.
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The Vitec Group Acquires Paralinx
News: The Vitec Group Acquires ParalinxThe acquisition underscores Vitec’s commitment to progressive technologies
The Vitec Group has acquired the business of Paralinx, a California company known for its high-quality wireless video systems. Paralinx will be incorporated into the Vitec Group's Videocom Division, complementing its existing brands.
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Rob Petrie joins MPC NY as CG Creative Director
MPC NY bolsters its award-winning 3D team with the latest addition of Rob Petrie as CG creative director. A VFX veteran, Rob brings with him over thirteen years of top-notch experience in the advertising industry.
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2015 HPA Tech Retreat® Ends With Record Attendance, High Praise and a New Name
The 2015 HPA Tech Retreat® ended February 13th after a dynamic week enjoyed by the largest turnout in the event's history. This year's Tech Retreat marks more than twenty years for the annual event, widely considered to be one of the most important and enlightening gatherings of the creative and technology community. The HPA Tech Retreat features a conference and curated demonstration area focusing on content creation, finishing, distribution and archiving.
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PR: Shotgun Announces New $30 Pricing; Will Include RV in April
News: PR: Shotgun Announces New $30 Pricing; Will Include RV in AprilShotgun Software, the leading developer of cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for film, TV and games, announced today a new pricing model and the upcoming inclusion of RV within the Shotgun toolset. The price of Shotgun is now $30 per account/per month with "Awesome" support, or $50 per account/per month with "Super Awesome" support, and the RV image and sequence player will be included in the next major release of Shotgun in April.
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Allegorithmic Goes Rent-to-Own with Substance Live
New Service Lets Users Pay for Substance Products in Monthly Installments with No Feature Limitations or Subscriptions; Previewing New Product Line at GDC Booth 212
Today, Allegorithmic solves the subscription or buy debate by offering a better way: rent-to-own. With Substance Live, users can now get the complete Substance toolset for $19.90/month with no feature limitation. Each payment goes towards a full license and the plan can be paused at any time, providing maximum flexibility for professional texture artists.
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Plura Expands High-Brightness 3G Monitor Range at 2015 NAB Show
News: Plura Expands High-Brightness 3G Monitor Range at 2015 NAB ShowNew portable LCD panels deliver accurate color reproduction in direct sunlight for mobile and outdoor broadcast applications, including aerial ENG monitoring
At the 2015 NAB Show in April, Plura Broadcast, a global manufacturer of high-performance digital broadcast and video production solutions, will expand its PHB-3G Series of high-brightness portable LCD monitors with a new 7-inch model. Designed for a wide range of broadcast mobile, indoor and outdoor applications, the PHB-3G Series delivers incomparable quality for ENG monitoring in the field under extreme sunlight conditions, or in a typical high-brightness environment inside a sports stadium. Even in direct sunlight, the new monitors deliver stunning picture quality and accurate color reproduction in accordance with SMPTE, EBU, and REC 709 standards.
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Volvo Ocean Race Standardises On Cobham
The Volvo Ocean Race is a testament to the skill and endurance of the crews battling the sea and the elements in a trial of seamanship and boat design. It also illustrates the crucial part communications play in modern sailing. Cobham has a major role in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, supplying technology that not just keeps the boats in touch with the control centre and provides vital contact in time of emergency, but is also a key element in video coverage of the race.
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Quantel and Snell NAB 2015 Preview
Creating and delivering compelling content in an IP world
Quantel and Snell will be out in force at NAB 2015 on a brand new stand in the South Hall - SL2009. Together we're squaring up to deliver the answers for three key customer issues:
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Autodesk to Preview Game Engine @ GDC 2015
Previews Stingray Game Engine, Announces Maya LT 2016
Rounding out its collection of game development tools, Autodesk, Inc. is previewing its new Stingray Game Engine this week at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The company is also launching Autodesk Maya LT 2016, the latest release of its 3D animation and modeling software for professional indie game developers.
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Anton/Bauer Introduces LP Performance Charger Series
News: Anton/Bauer Introduces LP Performance Charger SeriesNew Addition to Charger Line Features Compact, Low Profile Design
Anton/Bauer® – a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery, charging and monitoring technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries – has announced that its new LP Performance Charger Series will be available to the marketplace beginning March 15. An addition to the Performance Charger Series, which was introduced at NAB 2014, the LP Performance Chargers deliver the fastest possible charging sequence in a compact form factor.
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Adder Technology to Demonstrate Newest Line-Up of High Performance KVM Solutions at NAB 2015
New Solutions Emphasize Power and Flexibility of Full IP-Based Workflow
Adder Technology, the high performance KVM specialist, will be demonstrating the latest additions to its IP-based solutions range at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 11-16 at booth SL8320.
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Technicolor Montreal goes further with Baselight
News: Technicolor Montreal goes further with BaselightDoubling of FilmLight grading suites meets increasing demand for film and television finishing in the city
Technicolor, a world leader in production and post-production services, blends innovative technologies with award-winning colourists at its global post facilities, each bringing their own unique approach to the creative process. In support of its commitment to cutting-edge technologies, the Montreal location recently streamlined its service offering by making significant investments in infrastructure and technology to provide a more seamless post offering.
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Animated Short Danny and The Wild Bunch/Nice Shoes/Color + VFX
News: Animated Short Danny and The Wild Bunch/Nice Shoes/Color + VFXNice Shoes’ Malfitano and Winter Employ Efficient Color and VFX Workflow for Festival-Winning Short Danny and The Wild Bunch
Nice Shoes Creative Studio helped filmmaker Robert Rugan and producer Molly Mayeux, bring Rugan’s short film “Danny and the Wild Bunch” to life with a collaboration with the studio’s lead compositor Adrian Winter and colorist Sal Malfitano. The film stars Rob Tepper as Danny and Nora Zehetner as a children’s book author who is told that her new manuscript needs to be 'darker', but when her revisions enrage the characters in the book, they come to life to make some changes of their own.
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Lucky Post's Sai Selvarajan Shapes "Hands" & "Dance" For Gold Bond via Agency 31,000 FT
News: Lucky Post's Sai Selvarajan Shapes "Hands" & "Dance" For Gold Bond via Agency 31,000 FTHands and feet are the industrious and artful starring characters in the new campaign for Gold Bond edited by Lucky Post’s Sai Selvarajan for agency 31,000 FT. Shot with loving attention to detail by Theresa Wingert, the spots feature interwoven vignettes that present the impassioned intensity to which we subject our bodies, and what we can do to help them in return. Each spot presents a compelling narrative about emotional and physical nature of touch and movement.
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Promar TV Broadcasts South America’s Largest Baseball League with Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design today announced that Venezuela based Promar TV is using ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, Universal Videohub and Teranex 2D Processors, as well as a number of other Blackmagic Design products, as the backbone of its new OB truck. Promar TV is using the truck to broadcast every single game of the Liga Venezolana de Beisbol Profesional , South America’s largest professional baseball league.
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DPA Microphones Delivers Pristine Audio during the Filming of Taken 3
Critical dialogue scenes were captured using company's d:screet™ 4060 Miniature Microphones hidden in the actors' clothing
Capturing high-quality audio for a blockbuster film is always crucial as dialogue between the actors must be heard if the story is to be understood. But when the sound crew also has to contend with action-packed scenes featuring car chases and shoot outs, recording comprehensible audio becomes an even more complex challenge. This was the situation French sound engineer Stéphane Bucher found himself in on the set of Taken 3, the third and final instalment of action trilogy starring Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker and Maggie Grace. To combat any audio problems, he chose to use DPA Microphones' d:screet™ 4060 Miniature Microphones.
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Sky News UK Upgrades Broadcast Infrastructure with ATEM and Smart Videohub
Blackmagic Design today announced that Sky News in the UK has implemented Blackmagic’s ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K with an ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel and Smart Videohub as part of an overhaul to the news organization’s broadcast systems in “Studio D.”
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Telestream Accelerated Transcoding Helps Ireland’s National Broadcaster Achieve Speed & Efficiency in File-based Workflows
News: Telestream Accelerated Transcoding Helps Ireland’s National Broadcaster Achieve Speed & Efficiency in File-based WorkflowsTelestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has announced the completion of a project with Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ. Working with its channel partner, Eurotek, Telestream has supplied its Lightspeed server system running Vantage Transcode Pro for integration within the broadcaster’s new FAST file-based media management system.
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BBS Area 48 Lights Up The Stage For Fashion Week
News: BBS Area 48 Lights Up The Stage For Fashion WeekAs Cinematographer Thomas Rist prepared to shoot a promotional video for Monari Italia fashion stores, he tested different brands of LED lights and ultimately chose Area 48 Remote Phosphor LEDs by BBS. “What I liked most about using Area 48 lights was the color temperature behavior and strong light output,” says Rist. What Monari executives liked most was the increase in the company’s social media and web presence after the video’s release during February’s Fashion Week.
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NAB Show Technology Summit on Cinema to Focus on Building the Future of Storytelling
Summit Draws Industry Experts to Discuss Current and Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on the Art and Science of Storytelling
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, will be dedicated to exploring the technical and creative innovations that will define the cinema experience of tomorrow. The two-day summit, titled "Building the Future of Storytelling," will take place April 11-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Band Pro To Host Filmmaker's Form at NAB 2015
News: Band Pro To Host Filmmaker's Form at NAB 2015Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. will host a comprehensive Filmmaker’s Forum at this year’s NAB show. Band Pro will be located in the Central Hall in Booth #C10408, directly adjacent to the Sony booth.
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Vacheron Constantin Promos Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was used to shoot “Watches & Wonders” promotional videos for Swiss luxury watch maker Vacheron Constantin. These promos were produced by Verawom, a leading social creative company based in Shanghai and part of digital media and communications firm Dentsu Aegis Network.
The four promos produced for Vacheron Constantin feature special guest interviews and product displays at Watches & Wonders 2014, the second edition of the Asia Haute Horlogerie Exhibition in Hong Kong. The exhibition provides the latest information on the luxury watch maker and showcase its exceptional new models that combine technical mastery and aesthetic elegance. The four promos were completed within three days by a one man crew consisting of director Yu Gang.
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Shotgun Provides Plug-and-Play Production Tracking and Review for Indie Stop Motion Short “Mermaids on Mars”
Athena Studios is an Emeryville, Calif-based full service production and animation studio. The studio has been creating films, video and multimedia projects for over 20 years, and is currently producing a stop-motion short called Mermaids on Mars. The short is based on a book by Nancy Guettier, directed by Jon V. Peters and features the work of artists whose credits include stop motion films Coraline, James and the Giant Peach and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
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Director David Semel Brings Phillip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle to Amazon
News: Director David Semel Brings Phillip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle to AmazonSemel, who directs commercials through Accomplice Media, has a history of directing pilots that become hit television series.
Produced for Amazon by Ridley Scott and based on the award-winning Phillip K. Dick novel, The Man in the High Castle is an alternate history set in the aftermath of World War II, but in this telling, the Nazis and their Japanese allies were the victors. Semel directed the pilot, which is currently available through Amazon Prime’s instant video service.
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20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Graded on DaVinci Resolve at Goldcrest Post London
News: 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Graded on DaVinci Resolve at Goldcrest Post LondonBlackmagic Design today announced that Matthew Vaughan's big screen adaptation "The Secret Service" was finished on DaVinci Resolve by Goldcrest Post colorist Rob Pizzey. Set in the world of British super spies, it stars Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Samuel L. Jackson.
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Committee Films Calls On SPLICE® Creative Team For New ABC Docudrama Series "In An Instant"
For its newest television series, “In An Instant,” a two-hour, docudrama premiering on ABC on March 6th, COMMITTEE FILMS takes on breathtaking stories of the profound will to survive when people are staring death in the face. COMMITTEE called on long-time post-production partner SPLICE® to collaborate on the new series. “In An Instant” premieres on Friday, March 6th (9:00-11:00 pm ET) and then moves to its regular timeslot on Saturday, March 7th (9:00–11:00 pm ET) on the ABC Television Network. “In an Instant” is Executive Produced by Maria Awes and Andy Awes for COMMITTEE FILMS in association with ABC’s Lincoln Square Productions.
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Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital Characters
News: Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital CharactersCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced that students within its Digital Art & Animation program have developed and created 3D animatable rigs depicting 12 original digital characters, through the program’s in-house character project: “Avatarah.”
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Jordan Brand Teams With Stardust & AKQA For "Last Shot" Immersive Experience at "All Star Weekend"
Jordan Brand Teams With Stardust & AKQA For “Last Shot” Immersive Experience at “All Star Weekend”
Jordan Brand teamed with Creative Shop Stardust and Innovation Agency AKQA, to create “The Last Shot,” an Immersive Experience which marked one of the pinnacle events at this past month’s “All Star Weekend” in New York City. The creative team at Stardust collaborated closely with the brand and AKQA to deliver an experiential re-creation of two of Michael Jordan’s most memorable “Last Shots,” as well as a third, unique future-facing shot.
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Cartoni Celebrates 80 Years of World-Class Camera Support with Rebate Program
News: Cartoni Celebrates 80 Years of World-Class Camera Support with Rebate ProgramCartoni, the world leader is camera support, marks its 80th anniversary this year and it’s celebrating with a big savings across its product line through its “80 Years: 80+” Rebate Program.
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High Definition 3D Reality Computing Takes a Step Forward
News: High Definition 3D Reality Computing Takes a Step ForwardHigh Definition 3D Reality Computing Takes a Step Forward Autodesk Memento Now Available as Public Beta
The ability to digitize reality into high definition 3D just took another step forward: Autodesk Memento, previously available as an Autodesk Labs technology preview, is now available as a free public beta.
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Oscar-Winning Art Director's Work to Showcase This Saturday
News: Oscar-Winning Art Director's Work to Showcase This SaturdayGene Allen Among Artists Showcased at
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phoenix rises to HD with IQ Modular infrastructure
News: phoenix rises to HD with IQ Modular infrastructureGerman public broadcaster chooses Snell for quality and reliability
German public broadcaster phoenix, which delivers in-depth news and factual programming as a complementary service to Germany's popular ARD and ZDF channels, is upgrading to full HD operation. The upgrade, which is being carried out without interruption to the TV station's broadcasting operations, requires a major infrastructure overhaul; phoenix has chosen Snell IQ Modular to provide the quality and reliability essential for broadcast operations.
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Codex congratulates Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC On Historic Cinematography Awards
News: Codex congratulates Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC On Historic Cinematography AwardsCodex digital recording and workflow products were harnessed on the multi-award-winning productions of Birdman and Gravity
Codex congratulates Emmanuel ‘Chivo’ Lubezki AMC ASC on receiving the 2015 Best Cinematography Awards at the Oscar, BAFTA and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) awards ceremonies for his work on director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance), which employed Codex recording technology at the heart of its camera-to-post workflow.
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Six SMPTE Members Earn Honors From AMPAS
Larry Hornbeck and David W. Gray Receive Oscars® at Scientific and Technical Awards Ceremony
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that SMPTE members have been recognized with top awards — including two Oscars® — from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards honor the men, women, and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding, and lasting ways to motion pictures.
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Avid Customers Make a Clean Sweep at the 87th Academy Awards®
Every Winner and Nominee in the Best Picture, Film Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing Categories Relied on Avid Everywhere™
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today congratulated its customers for their outstanding achievements at the 87th Academy Awards®, the world's most prestigious film industry awards. Every winner and nominee in the Best Picture, Film Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing categories was crafted by Avid customers using Avid Artist Suite audio and video creative tools powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform.
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Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital Characters: Several of These New Characters will be Available to the General Public Through Open Source
News: Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital Characters: Several of These New Characters will be Available to the General Public Through Open SourceCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced that students within its Digital Art & Animation program have developed and created 3D animatable rigs depicting 12 original digital characters, through the program’s in-house character project: “Avatarah.”
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Media Alert: ProMAX Announces New Network Archive Appliances
News: Media Alert: ProMAX Announces New Network Archive AppliancesProduct Launch Includes Special Trade-in Promotiom
ProMAX, the manufacturer of Platform workflow servers, high-performance ONE editing workstations, and network archive appliances, is announcing new ProMAX archive products with a customer upgrade trade-in promotion, and is presenting hands-on demonstrations of the new Platform Portable workflow server at BVExpo stand E 40 at Excel London February 24th - 26th.
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UNESCO World Heritage Site Goes Interactive with LightWave 3D and Unity
Artists virtually reconstruct the Villa Tugendhat, a 1930s architectural icon and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in the Czech Republic, for desktop and mobile devices
The Villa of Greta and Fritz Tugendhat in Brno, Czech Republic, built in 1930, is a pioneering monument to modern European architecture and a designated UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Now the freestanding, three-story villa, which is a must-see structure for anyone interested in architectural marvels, can be viewed in real time on desktops and mobile devices via immersive visualizations created by InterMoca, in conjunction with the Museum of the City of Brno.
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Latest ARRI Press Release: New L10 LED Fresnel expands L-Series family
News: Latest ARRI Press Release: New L10 LED Fresnel expands L-Series familyARRI is proud to announce the L10, the newest edition to its L-Series family of LED Fresnels, which also includes the portable L5 and mid-range L7. The introduction of the L10 fulfills ARRI’s mission to provide a full line of high-performance LED Fresnels to the film, broadcast, theater and live entertainment markets.
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Simian Unveils Simian NOW!
News: Simian Unveils Simian NOW!New mobile app allows users to download and playback sales reels and other media using their iPhone or iPad.
Simian, the industry leader in creative workflow and evolutionary media management solutions, today announces the release of Simian NOW!, a new app that allows Simian users to download reels and other media assets to their iPhone or iPad for playback offline without an internet connection. Simian NOW!, available free through the Apple App Store, provides a simple and convenient way to store and playback media from wherever one happens to be, even when Internet and Wi-Fi service is unavailable.
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Codex recruits Brian Gaffney as new VP of Business Development
News: Codex recruits Brian Gaffney as new VP of Business DevelopmentCodex today announced that industry veteran, Brian Gaffney, has joined Codex as VP Business Development. Gaffney has many years of digital production experience, and is well-known in production and post-production circles around the motion picture and broadcast industries. He will be based at Codex’s LA office and will head up Codex’s business development efforts across the US, the Americas and Australia/New Zealand.
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Pronology's Asset Management Software Was Behind The Scenes At The 87Th Annual Oscars®
Web-Based Solution Offered Collaborative On-Site Content Management
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, was once again backstage with its latest media asset management solutions for the 87th annual Oscars® telecast, which kicked off Sunday, February 22. Pronology's user-friendly interface gave producers the ability to monitor and approve all pre-recorded content for the fifth consecutive year, providing an extraordinary level of visibility and creative control over the thousands of assets that are part of such an enormous, complex show.
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Telestream Releases Switch for Windows
Long awaited Windows version of the award-winning Switch professional media player is now available. Switch also adds playback and deep inspection of media and metadata including display of embedded captions/subtitles plus easy distribution to iTunes
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced the release of Switch for Windows. Now available for both the Mac and Windows platforms, Switch gives media professionals everything they need to play, inspect, correct and distribute their multi-format media in one professional application.
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OptiTrack MoCap Technology Powers Virtual Reality Hiking Experience for Merrell
News: OptiTrack MoCap Technology Powers Virtual Reality Hiking Experience for Merrell"TrailScape,” Immersive VR Film, Created by Framestore and Hill Holliday
For the recent launch of its new Capra hiking boot, outdoor apparel brand Merrell aimed to make a splash with its adventure-loving customers by transporting them to a mountaintop using virtual reality (VR) technology. Merrell and its advertising agency, Hill Holliday, teamed with Framestore’s new VR and Immersive Content Studio to create “TrailScape”, the first ever “walk around” commercial VR project, which utilizes Oculus Rift VR headsets and OptiTrack’s motion capture technology.
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iPi Soft Announces Motion Capture Support for 16 USB Cameras, Four Kinect 2 Sensors and Three Actor Tracking
News: iPi Soft Announces Motion Capture Support for 16 USB Cameras, Four Kinect 2 Sensors and Three Actor TrackingiPi Soft Announces Motion Capture Support for 16 USB Cameras, Four Kinect 2 Sensors and Three Actor Tracking
Enabled by its proprietary iPi Recordersoftware, the new distributed recording feature configures a single computer to record up to 8 USB cameras or a single Kinect 2 sensor. With additional computers, users can add up to 16 USB cameras or four Kinect 2 or Kinect sensors. The software, which merges all of the mocap data into a single file, is used in conjunction with iPi Mocap Studio for tracking up to three actors simultaneously. Its ability to analyze multi-camera video recordings, using standard PC desktop or laptop computers offers creative professionals a cost effective solution to track 3D human body motions and produce 3D animation.
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Pictorvision to Host Digital Cinema Society Seminar on Aerial Cinematography
News: Pictorvision to Host Digital Cinema Society Seminar on Aerial CinematographyPictorvision, leading aerial cinematography specialists for both manned and unmanned operation, announces that in collaboration with the Digital Cinema Society it will host a seminar on the exploration of the world of professional aerial cinematography. The event will take place at Pictorvision’s headquarters in Van Nuys on Saturday morning, March 7th starting at 9:00 am.
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'Grand Budapest Hotel' Model Now at The Hollywood Museum
News: 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Model Now at The Hollywood MuseumAdam Stockhausen, the Oscar®-winning production designer from The Grand Budapest Hotel, is pictured with the film's model
The Hollywood Museum, which houses the most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world, today announced that the miniature model from the Oscar®-winning Grand Budapest Hotelis on exclusive display in the museum’s Celebration of Entertainment Awards Exhibit. Visitors will have a chance to view the bright-pink nine-feet by 14-feet model up close, which was created by Adam Stockhausen, who recently took home the Academy Award® for Best Production Design.
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News: 3sixtymedia installs 20 Baselight for Avid seats
News: News: 3sixtymedia installs 20 Baselight for Avid seatsBroadcast post facility integrates grading for a more efficient premium television workflow
3sixtymedia, which provides post-production, creative services and studio crewing for broadcast productions in the north of England, has added a Baselight TWO colour grading system with Blackboard control panel. To integrate grading into the entire post workflow even more closely, the company has also installed 20 Baselight for Avid seats for its Avid editing stations and Protools dubbing theatres.
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Where Are They Now – The View From 35 Years In The Future
New Ad Campaign For AICP Awards Highlights Inclusion At MoMA
The AICP today launched a series of short films to promote the Call for Entries to the 2015 AICP Awards – the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards. The campaign, under the banner “Craft Your Legacy,” is viewable at www.craft-your-legacy.com, and promotes the fact the all winning work in the AICP Awards is permanently archived by the Department of Film at The Museum of Modern Art. The Call for Entries for the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards is now open at: http://www.awardcore.com/aicp/login.php.
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"Gallipoli" Uses Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
News: "Gallipoli" Uses Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic Production Camera 4KBlackmagic Design today announced the new television mini series “Gallipoli” used Blackmagic URSA EF and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K cameras to capture a variety of scenes and shots throughout the show. This included using the URSA to capture the show’s stunning opening title sequence.
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Codex Delivers Recording And Workflow For ARRI ALEXA MINI
News: Codex Delivers Recording And Workflow For ARRI ALEXA MINICodex , the industry leader in high-end digital recording and workflow equipment for motion picture and TV production, has once again collaborated with ARRI to develop the recording and workflow system for an exciting new addition to the ALEXA family – the ALEXA Mini.
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London's Coach House Studios invests in Pablo Rio
Twickenham Studios-based picture post house selects Quantel for speed and toolset
Coach House Studios, based at London's Twickenham Studios, has purchased a turnkey Pablo Rio 4KO high quality color and finishing system to complete 4K post production on features, long-form dramas and documentaries. Coach House Studios offers HD to 4K picture post editing, online, VFX and grading services in house, as well as specializing in location editing, DIT vehicles and carts, providing support from shoot to delivery. The Pablo Rio system was sold via Quantel's UK reseller partner, XTFX.
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ARRI ANNOUNCES COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT ALEXA MINI
News: ARRI ANNOUNCES COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT ALEXA MINIARRI announces the new ALEXA Mini, a versatile additional tool in the ARRI ALEXA camera range that combines a compact and lightweight form factor with the same unparalleled image quality that has made the ALEXA system a gold standard for the industry. Designed for specialized shot-making, the ALEXA Mini perfectly complements a full ALEXA shooting kit and allows crews to eliminate the complications of working with third-party cameras by keeping everything within a single system that is trusted all over the world.
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The ‘Pay’ Forward – CABSAT 2015 Conferences To Boost Regional Media Companies’ Revenue Potential
Enhanced Knowledge Exchange Formats to Deliver Regional and Global Expertise on Product Innovation and Monetisation Opportunities:
Mega Studios, Brands and Media and Content Houses Include Al Jazeera, the UK’s Channel 4, Coca Cola Co., Comedy Central, The Creative Grid, Ericsson Media Room, Fox International, ESPN, Huffington Post, icflix, ITV UK, MBC, MTV, NBA, Netflix, Nickelodeon, OSN, Paramount, Piksel, Rotana, Scribble Live, Selevision, VIACOM, Yahlive and Zee Entertainment
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Facilis Technology to Showcase Latest Version of TerraBlock at NAB 2015
News: Facilis Technology to Showcase Latest Version of TerraBlock at NAB 2015At NAB 2015, Facilis (booth SL8811), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets, will showcase significant innovations to its TerraBlock shared storage system. Upcoming releases of TerraBlock will include scale-out features for larger workgroups, integrated asset tracking, improved interoperability with third party applications and performance enhancements for resolution independent workflows.
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RTÉ Adopts Telestream Vantage and Lightspeed for FAST Service
News: RTÉ Adopts Telestream Vantage and Lightspeed for FAST ServiceTelestream Accelerated Transcoding Helps Ireland’s National Broadcaster Achieve Speed & Efficiency in File-based Workflows
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has announced the completion of a project with Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ , Working with its channel partner, Eurotek, Telestream has supplied its Lightspeed server system running Vantage Transcode Pro for integration within the broadcaster’s new FAST file-based media management system.
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Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik Honored with Scientific and Technical Academy Award® of Commendation
News: Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik Honored with Scientific and Technical Academy Award® of CommendationRecognized for efforts in developing infrared-reducing dye-based filters for digital cameras, the honorees received the Academy’s Special Plaque during the Scientific and Technical Awards presentation
Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik of The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, were honored with the Scientific and Technical Academy Award of Commendation during the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on February 7.
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Tapeless Post-Production: File-Based Solutions At February Editors' Lounge
News: Tapeless Post-Production: File-Based Solutions At February Editors' LoungeLike it or not, professional videotape's days are numbered. More and more delivery requirements relegate videotape to an archival role or skip the medium altogether. What to do? On Friday, February 27th Editors' Lounge will present two solutions to help manage the bewildering and ever-changing world of tapeless, file-based post-production with hands-on presentations from Cinedeck and Wiredrive. The event will be held at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave., Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
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Winners Announced at ICG 52nd Annual Publicists Awards
Bob and Harvey Weinstein Receive Motion Picture Showmanship Award from Billy Bob Thornton Chelsea Handler Gives TV Showmanship Award to Netflix’s Ted Sarandos at 52nd Annual ICG Publicists Awards Lifetime Achievement Award for Bob Newhart; President’s Award to Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs
More than 900 Hollywood publicity and marketing executives, producers, studio and network executives, celebrities and press gathered for the International Cinematographers Guild 52nd Annual Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel today, chaired by Henri Bollinger and co-chaired by Tim Menke.
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OSCARS WORK: GO Director Christopher Guest Takes a Candid Look at
News: OSCARS WORK: GO Director Christopher Guest Takes a Candid Look atGO director Christopher Guest unearths the fanatical quirks that come along with parenting a pet in the humorous new :30 “The New Parents” for PetSmart out of GSD&M, Austin, TX. The spot, which will debut during the 87th Academy Awards broadcast, finds a timid set of first-time pet parents cautiously doting on their duo of adopted puppies when an uninvited and brazen mother-in-law casts protective parenting to the side with a dose of “fun mother” time. The “Partners in Pethood” campaign also includes an anthem spot featuring Anna Faris hosting a dog birthday party complete with canine party hats, a bone-shaped cake, costumed puppy photo albums and overwrought pet-rearing discussions. The campaign also includes four additional spots that all take a hilarious look into the multifarious and all-consuming approaches to raising a pet. Each spot includes :15 and :30 versions as well as extended online versions.
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Sonzero Gets SuperPowers
News: Sonzero Gets SuperPowersDirector Jim Sonzero joins forces with SuperPowers NYC for representation in New York and the East Coast.
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ROGERS SPORTSNET NHL Hockey Comes Through Loud And Clear With Clear-Com Intercom Systems
News: ROGERS SPORTSNET NHL Hockey Comes Through Loud And Clear With Clear-Com Intercom SystemsEclipse HX and 1.92-1.93GHz CellCom as the “only possible solution” for crowded Toronto spectrum
Clear-Com® a global leader in real-time communication solutions and services, has met Rogers Sportsnet’s need to produce three live hockey broadcasts simultaneously, thanks to the Eclipse HX digital matrix system and CellCom wireless intercom solution.
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Hybrid Studios Upgrades Sound Stage Power
News: Hybrid Studios Upgrades Sound Stage PowerInstalls camlok 16 power distribution system to accommodate large-scale projects
Hybrid Studios, Orange County's premier multimedia AV production facility, has recently upgraded the power distribution system on their sound stage, greatly increasing its maximum capacity and power handling for large-scale projects.
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Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion Studio
News: Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Fusion Studio was used by VFX house Doc & A Soc to construct some of the most complex visual effects in Matthew Vaughn’s latest worldwide cinema release “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”
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Snell asymmetric video router range offers increased flexibility with new mixed audio/video and audio only operation
News: Snell asymmetric video router range offers increased flexibility with new mixed audio/video and audio only operationVega routers add AES audio handling
Quantel announced today that the Snell Vega range of asymmetric routers now supports mixed video and AES audio routing as well as audio-only operation. This new development brings Vega power and versatility to a wider range of applications while delivering significant cost and real-estate savings to users.
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Aframe To Unveil Next Generation of Cloud Video Collaboration Platform at NAB 2015
News: Aframe To Unveil Next Generation of Cloud Video Collaboration Platform at NAB 2015Aframe Spring 2015 release to include expanded search and discovery features, enhanced multimedia format handling and new approvals workflow for powerful cloud-based asset management
At NAB 2015, on booth SL10210 Aframe will launch the next generation of its cloud video collaboration platform. Aframe enables teams to upload, transcode and store video footage, organize content and collaborate across locations and time zones at every stage of the production media lifecycle. Aframe’s secure platform is designed to handle large volume, multi-format broadcast quality content and is trusted by some of the world’s largest organizations, broadcasters and producers.
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Art Directors Guild Gallery Exhibit Opens Sat, Feb. 28
News: Art Directors Guild Gallery Exhibit Opens Sat, Feb. 28The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) Gallery 800 announces its second art exhibition of 2015, "Landscapes,” opening Saturday, February 28, 2015 with a hosted reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Located in the heart of the famed NoHo Arts District, Gallery 800 showcases guild members’ personal art in a series of shows throughout the year. The public will have the opportunity to meet the artists and preview their art. The “Landscapes” reception will feature more than 60 original art pieces, a hosted bar, live music featuring the “Do Drop In” jazz trio and refreshments.
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Alkemy X Talks Creative Behind 'The Leftovers.'
News: Alkemy X Talks Creative Behind 'The Leftovers.'The Leftovers Move Forward
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Chris Haarhoff, SOC (Birdman) recipient of Camera Operator of the Year for Feature Film and Christopher T.J. McGuire, SOC (True Detective) recipient of Camera Operator of the Year for Television at Society of Camera Operators 2
The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announced winners of the Camera Operator of the Year Awards in film and television at its 2015 Annual Lifetime Achievement awards at the Paramount Theater at Paramount Studios, Hollywood on Sunday February 8th, 2015.
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BBC Worldwide Selects Zoo Digital To Deliver Global Subtitling And Captioning Solution
News: BBC Worldwide Selects Zoo Digital To Deliver Global Subtitling And Captioning SolutionBBC Worldwide, the wholly owned commercial subsidiary of the BBC, has selected ZOO Digital to provide a pioneering new subtitling and captioning solution for its global operations. The technology-powered service provider will deliver a cloud-based media workflow management system and associated subtitle and caption production services to BBC Worldwide in a deal beginning this month.
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Canon U.S.A. Improves Upon Performance, Operability And Usability With New HJ24ex7.5B Broadcast ENG Lens
New Multipurpose HD ENG Lens Delivers World’s Widest Angle and Highest Zoom ratio in its class*, and features a 7.5mm Wide-End Focal Length and 180mm Tele-End Focal Length
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the launch of the Canon HDTV Zoom Lens HJ24ex7.5B i, an affordable, high-quality portable telephoto HD lens for high-end Electronic News Gathering applications. As the successor to the Canon HJ22ex, one of the market leaders in its class, the new HJ24ex7.5B lens boasts a 24x zoom ratio with the highest magnification and longest focal length in its class*. Improving overall lens mobility and operator comfort, the new lens design decreases both size and weight from its predecessor, and has the balance point closer to the camera body, allowing for easier handling and less operator strain in the field.
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PS Production Services Lights Up "Fifty Shades of Grey"
News: PS Production Services Lights Up "Fifty Shades of Grey"PS Production Services, a SIM Group company, provided lighting and grip equipment to the production of the new film Fifty Shades of Grey from director Sam Taylor-Johnson and Universal Pictures. The lighting and grip package included more than 100 fixtures supplied through PS’s facility in Vancouver.
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Feature Film “Inside the Belly of a Dragon” Shot on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was used to shoot the feature film “Inside the Belly of a Dragon,” an official selection of the 2014 Cambodia International Film Festival.
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GDC 2015: Autodesk Spotlights New Tools and Leading Developers
As Game Developers Conference 2015 draws near, Autodesk is gearing up to unveil the latest updates to the award-winning game creation tools, including an exclusive technology preview. Throughout the show, Autodesk will also highlight developers behind some of 2014’s most popular AAA and indie titles with customer presentations and a gaming-themed Design Night featuring guest speakers, a pop-up arcade, 3D-printed swag and more.
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Lucky 21's Tom Ryan Makes The New Buttery Jack(TM) Sizzle For Agency David&Goliath
News: Lucky 21's Tom Ryan Makes The New Buttery Jack(TM) Sizzle For Agency David&GoliathFor years, Jack has been the boss at Jack in the Box. Now, he’s ditching his suit and tie and mounting his vintage motorcycle to find better. He’s determined and inspired to create something legendary. It’s with this New Buttery Jack Burger that Lucky 21 director Tom Ryan came in to this picture. Tom Ryan’s expertise is making food a visual hero.
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Thayer Jester Named Vice President of Business Development at Stargate Studios
News: Thayer Jester Named Vice President of Business Development at Stargate StudiosStargate Studios, the global, award-winning production company specializing in virtual production and visual effects, has announced that sales and marketing specialist Thayer Jester has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. Ms. Jester's responsibilities will include developing new business opportunities and strategic relationships for Stargate in the North American Market.
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NEW WORK: Imaginary Forces dives into 40 years of nostalgia for comedy's elite in SNL 40 special
News: NEW WORK: Imaginary Forces dives into 40 years of nostalgia for comedy's elite in SNL 40 specialImaginary Forces peers back on some of the most iconic comedians of the past four decades and the career-defining moments that still make us laugh in the opening sequence for Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary Special. The open takes slices in time from the live sketch comedy show’s star-studded tenure, weaving in timeless characters and sketches in a graphic horizontal timeline of the show’s history. The three-hour special that featured the open aired on Sunday, February 15th.
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Filmmakers depend on Codex for Marvel’s Agent Carter TV series
News: Filmmakers depend on Codex for Marvel’s Agent Carter TV seriesCodex supports first ARRIRAW workflow on TV series
Codex , the industry leader in high-end digital recording and workflow equipment for motion picture and TV production, today revealed how Codex equipment is playing a key role in the making of the hit ABC television series Marvel’s Agent Carter. Codex has provided digital recording for director of photography Gabriel Beristain’s cameras, and has consulted with visual effects supervisor Sheena Duggal on the lens mapping, to assist VFX production. According to Duggal, this is the first TV show to use ARRIRAW for main unit photography. Marvel’s Agent Carter marks the first time an ARRIRAW workflow has been used extensively in series television.
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Call for Papers Extended for SMPTE Australia 2015 (SMPTE15)
Proposals for Papers, Sessions, and Workshops for Delivery at the Biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition, 14-17 July in Sydney, Will Now Be Accepted Until 1 March
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Australia Section has extended the call-for-proposals deadline for the biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15), Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future.
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Quantel Press Release: Get set - LiveTouch is go!
News: Quantel Press Release: Get set - LiveTouch is go!Quantel releases revolutionary studio sports highlighting range to give sports broadcasters real choice and the fastest workflow available
Quantel today released LiveTouch - a brand new range of studio sports highlighting systems that feature a robust, ergonomic live control panel and unique bi-directional editor integration. LiveTouch encompasses a complete range of studio highlighting applications from single operator standalone set-ups to complete, integrated production systems.
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Blackmagic URSA and Production Camera 4K Used on Opening Title for ‘Doctors 3’
Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K were used to shoot the opening titles of the third season of the popular Japanese drama series on Asahi TV, “Doctors 3.” Production for the opening titles was done by Tokyo based Helmet Inc.
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NEWS--Jon Chappell, Founder/CEO Of Digital Rebellion, To Speak At Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group
News: NEWS--Jon Chappell, Founder/CEO Of Digital Rebellion, To Speak At Los Angeles Creative Pro User GroupDigital Rebellion is pleased to announce that company Founder/CEO Jon Chappell will be the featured speaker at this month’s Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group (LACPUG) event where he will showcase the latest advancements to CinePlay, the media player for creative professionals. The event will be held Wednesday, February 25 at the Gallery Theatre in Hollywood. For more information, click here.
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XenData Launches X2500-USB: LTO-6 Archive System with USB Interface
News: XenData Launches X2500-USB: LTO-6 Archive System with USB InterfaceThe X200 – USB is ideal for storing video, audio and image files on high capacity LTO cartridges
XenData the global provider of digital video archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, today announced the launch of X2500-USB, an LTO-6 archive system that connects to notebooks and workstations via USB 3.0. The system includes an external LTO-6 drive and XenData6 Workstation management software, and is ideal for storing video, audio and image files on high capacity LTO cartridges.
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NEW HIRES: The Academy signs Cub Studio
News: NEW HIRES: The Academy signs Cub StudioSeattle-based animation studio The Academy has signed London based animation and graphics shop Cub Studio for U.S. commercial representation. Cub Studio is founded by design industry veterans Fraser Davidson and Ben Skinner, whose broad backgrounds in animation and online marketing fuse together a team of talented artists and producers to craft innovative designs for commercials, broadcast promos and branded content. With previous campaigns for such top brands as Vodaphone, Twitter, Mercedes-Benz, ESPN, Bose, GE and BBC, their work has garnered numerous awards including a BAFTA Award as part of the Hat Trick team that produced the BBC’s “The Revolution Will Be Televised” in 2013. Known for their comedic animation work and sports branding, their recent work for ESPN gives a crash course on the history of Cricket just in time for the ICC Cricket World Cup.
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Autodesk & Shotgun Play a Supporting Role for Academy Award Nominees
It’s Academy Awards Season - Great Artists with Great Technology Are Creating Great Movies : Autodesk and Shotgun Software Are CG Tools of Choice for All 5 Best VFX and 7 Best Picture Academy Award Nominees
The role of technology in the service of great storytelling continues to evolve, and this year's Academy Award nominees reflect the impressive artistry of the global computer graphics industry. From Best Pictures and VFX, to Best Cinematography, Animated Features and Shorts, Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) media and entertainment software played a supporting role in the creation of many of this year's most acclaimed movies. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also recognized Autodesk technology with a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (Sci-Tech Award).
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