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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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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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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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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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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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Art Directors Guild Appoints Bill Thomas as Associate Executive Director
News: Art Directors Guild Appoints Bill Thomas as Associate Executive DirectorBill Thomas has been appointed Associate Executive Director of the Art Directors Guild , replacing the retiring John Moffitt. He reports to ADG Executive Director, Scott Roth, and started his duties on February 1.
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Latest ARRI Press Release: ALEXA SUP 11.0 WITH ProRes 3.2K
News: Latest ARRI Press Release: ALEXA SUP 11.0 WITH ProRes 3.2KARRI today announces that Software Update Packet (SUP) 11.0 for ALEXA cameras is now available for download from the company’s website, free of charge. ALEXA's eleventh major update includes many new features, including an ALEXA ProRes 3.2K recording format for productions requiring 4K UHD deliverables, and ADA-5 – an enhanced debayering algorithm that further improves ALEXA’s image quality.
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AMIRA SOFTWARE UPDATES: 4K UHD and MPEG-2 MXF RECORDING
News: AMIRA SOFTWARE UPDATES: 4K UHD and MPEG-2 MXF RECORDINGARRI announces the upcoming release of Software Update Packet (SUP) 2.0 for AMIRA cameras, and the subsequent release of SUP 3.0. The former unlocks 4K UHD recording for high-resolution pipelines, while the latter enables MPEG-2 MXF recording for streamlined, broadcast-friendly workflows. Together they stretch the already wide spectrum of AMIRA’s deliverable options at both ends of the scale, making the camera an even more versatile production tool.
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Winners Announced at Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
“BIRDMAN,” “DOWNTON ABBEY” and “DANCING WITH THE STARS” Among Hair Stylists Winners GUILLERMO DEL TORO RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED ARTISAN AWARD FROM GOLDEN GLOBE®-WINNER RON PERLMAN
The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild tonight announced winners of its Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards in 19 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater during the black-tie ceremony at the Paramount Studios Theatre. The awards took place before an audience of more than 500, including guild members, industry executives and press. MUAHS President Sue Cabral-Ebert presided over the awards ceremony with Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs) serving as host. The MUAHS Awards after-party was courtesy of M.A.C. Cosmetics and spirits were presented by Patrón Tequila.
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Why Understanding the Value of Dynamic Ad Insertion is so Important to Content Owners and Broadcasters
News: Why Understanding the Value of Dynamic Ad Insertion is so Important to Content Owners and BroadcastersIABM will mark its biggest ever presence at this year’s BVE 2015 by holding a series of must-attend business seminars. The sessions will be led by a number of high profile speakers including representatives from one of the nation’s favourite soap operas and a top-flight premier league football team.
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LightWave 2015 Get the Love Crossgrade Launches
News: LightWave 2015 Get the Love Crossgrade LaunchesFor a limited time, add the powerful, easy-to-use modeling, rendering and animation tools in LightWave 3D to any creative pipeline at an exclusive price
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., is offering a $695 crossgrade price for a full license of LightWave 2015 software to current owners of all other 2D and 3D software programs for only $695, a savings of $300 over the current $995 (USD) retail price of LightWave. The $695 crossgrade offer is set to end February 20, 2015. Details of the offer are available at www.lightwave3d.com/crossgrade_promo.
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Acclaimed Commercial Production Company Big Deahl Now Offers Post Production, And Provides Comprehensive Services
News: Acclaimed Commercial Production Company Big Deahl Now Offers Post Production, And Provides Comprehensive Servicesfor New Eggland's Best Eggs Campaign on Behalf of Client Calcium
BIG DEAHL PRODUCTIONS, an acclaimed commercial production company, and home to David Deahl and Todd Klein, among the Top Tabletop directors in the U.S., has formally added post production services to its client offerings. Concurrently, the company has just completed a new campaign, entitled “Better Eggs in Many Ways,” for Eggland's Best Eggs, through client Calcium. BIG DEAHL was responsible for everything from production to post production to final deliverables for the new campaign, finishing 9 spots in total: 2-30’s, 3-15’s and 4-10’s.
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Blackmagic Design announces new Intensity Pro 4K capture card for
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Intensity Pro 4K, a new super fast PCIe card that allows capture and playback of extremely high quality SD, HD and Ultra HD video on Windows, Mac and Linux PCI Express computers.
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Tech LaunchPad Uses Roland VR-50HD to Stream at CES 2015
Tech LaunchPad Produces and Streams Over 140 Segments from CES 2015
Tech Launchpad filmed more than 140 segments from their onsite studio, and featured the biggest brands in consumer technology announced this year. Established in 2010, Tech Launchpad is a unique broadcast media platform delivering the latest consumer technology news to nearly 60 Million viewers through TV affiliate partners across the country.
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ASC Names Winners; BIRDMAN Takes Feature Award
BOARDWALK EMPIRE and MANHATTAN Take Top Honors in TV Categories; Spotlight Award Goes to CONCRETE NIGHT
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC; John Lindley, ASC; and Peter Flinckenberg, FSC earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 29th Annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony took place here tonight at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Lubezki won for the feature film BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE). Freeman won the episodic television category for BOARDWALK EMPIRE, and Lindley took the honors in the TV Movie/Miniseries/Pilot category for MANHATTAN. Winning the ASC Spotlight Award was Flinckenberg for CONCRETE NIGHT.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Present the 2015 Golden Reel Awards
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Present the 2015 Golden Reel AwardsMotion Picture Sound Editors Present the 2015 Golden Reel Awards
(Hollywood, California--February 16, 2015) The Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 62nd MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 20 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries and other media. Supervising Sound Editor Craig Henighan presented the annual MPSE Filmmaker Award to Darren Aronofsky. Re-Recording Mixer Greg Orloff presented the Career Achievement Award to Supervising Sound Editor Skip Lievsay.
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SOC's Recipients for Camera Operator of the Year, Feature Film & Television
Chris Haarhoff, SOC recipient of Camera Operator of the Year for Feature Film and Christopher T.J. McGuire, SOC recipient of Camera Operator of the Year for Television at Society of Camera Operators 2015 Lifetime Achievement Awards
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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Winners Announced at Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
News: Winners Announced at Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild AwardsThe Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild tonight announced winners of its Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards in 19 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater during the black-tie ceremony at the Paramount Studios Theatre. The awards took place before an audience of more than 500, including guild members, industry executives and press. MUAHS President Sue Cabral-Ebert presided over the awards ceremony with Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs) serving as host. The MUAHS Awards after-party was courtesy of M.A.C. Cosmetics and spirits were presented by Patrón Tequila.
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Avid Customers Triumph at the BAFTA® Film Awards
Winners and Nominees Embrace Avid Everywhere to Create Films Honored at the U.K.'s Most Prestigious Film Awards
Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today congratulated its many customers recognized for their craft as winners and nominees at the British Academy Film Awards 2015, hosted by the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA®) in London on Sunday, February 8. The world's most respected creative professionals embraced Avid Everywhere™, using Avid Artist Suite creative solutions powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform to craft award-winning films, including Best Film winner Boyhood, and nominees The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Theory Of Everything, Birdman and The Imitation Game.
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Marshland Wins TEN Goya Awards
News: Marshland Wins TEN Goya AwardsVersatility, power and technological innovation all in one system - Everything went like clockwork from start to finish with Mistika.”
Confirming its well-deserved place as Spain's film of the year with a coveted Best Picture Goya, Marshland , post produced entirely using SGO's Mistika, has won TEN Goya® Awards.
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Art Directors Guild to Host Oscar Panel on Feb. 21
This year’s Oscar®-nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators from The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Interstellar, Into the Woods and Mr. Turner will discuss their craft at the Art Directors Guildand Set Decorators Society of America’sninth annual The Art of Production Design panel on Saturday, February 21 at3 p.m. Held at the Egyptian Theatre, the panel is in association with the American Cinematheque and is sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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Location Managers Guild of America Awards Announces Honorees
Caroline Baron, Kokayi Ampah And Marino Pascal To Receive Honorary Awards At The Location Managers Guild Of America Awards On Saturday, March 7
Baron, Kokayi Ampah and Marino Pascal will receive honorary awards at the 2nd Annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards, it was announced today by LMGA 1st Vice President, Lori Balton. FilmAid International Founder, Caroline Baron, will receive the Humanitarian Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award goes to veteran Location Manager Kokayi Ampah. Marino Pascal, creator of the forum named Locolist, will take home the Trailblazer Award. The Awards take place on Saturday, March 7, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.
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SMPTE Raises More Than $66K in Crowdfunding Campaign in Support
Individual Donations Come From Around the World; Corporate Sponsors Include Ad-ID, Alliance Video and Post Inc., Blackmagic Design, Canon, Codex Digital, DSC Labs, Ewing-Foley Inc., FotoKem, Image Matters, IMAX, Maxell, Modern VideoFilm, Signiant, and Sundog Media Toolkit
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has successfully completed a 60-day crowdfunding campaign for its "Moving Images" documentary, with a total of $66,382 raised on Indiegogo and additional funds donated directly to the Society. SMPTE's "Moving Images" is currently ranked as the seventh most funded verified nonprofit film project on Indiegogo. The growing list of corporate sponsors for the project includes Ad-ID, Alliance Video and Post Inc., Blackmagic Design, Canon, Codex Digital, DSC Labs, Ewing-Foley Inc., FotoKem, Image Matters, IMAX, Maxell, Modern VideoFilm, Signiant, and Sundog Media Toolkit.
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Hula Post Production Provides Editing Gear for "Selma"
News: Hula Post Production Provides Editing Gear for "Selma"Hula Post Production provided editorial systems and support to Selma, the new film from Paramount Pictures, Pathé, and Harpo Films and director Ava DuVernay, chronicling the historic civil rights march led by Martin Luther King, Jr. in Alabama in 1965. The film, which stars David Oyelowo as King, is currently nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Picture and Best Original Song.
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Blackmagic Design announces ATEM Switcher Update 6.3 with advanced “Power Macros”
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of ATEM Switcher Update 6.3 which adds new advanced power macros that let customers operate dozens of switcher features instantly and in parallel with a single button press. The new power macros are unique because they are extremely easy to build and because they’re located in the switcher, they are available on every control panel for all users.
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SMPTE Issues Call for Papers for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
Deadline for Online Submission of Proposals Is June 26
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, is seeking proposals for technical papers for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Oct. 26-29 in Hollywood, California. The proposed papers must be informational and address technical theory, research, innovation, application, or practice specific to any of the evolving technologies associated with the media technology industry. The proposals themselves, comprising a topic heading, paper title, and one-page abstract, must be submitted no later than June 26.
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Digital Vision to Demonstrate at HPA Tech Retreat
Thor and new 4K tools in the spotlight at theTech Retreat Demo Room
- Digital Vision will be front and center at the HPA Tech Retreat this week, having been selected to participate in the event's meticulously curated demonstration area. The Tech Retreat Demo Room showcases innovative companies that have been chosen to exhibit their products and technologies for the HPA's audience of industry thought leaders. This is the 21st year for the Tech Retreat, seen as one of the most influential conferences serving the entertainment and media technology communities.
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THREE OF CHANGE partners with the Peabody Award winning team behind 180 Days to design the second series, “180 Days: Hartsville”
News: THREE OF CHANGE partners with the Peabody Award winning team behind 180 Days to design the second series, “180 Days: Hartsville”THREE OF CHANGE partners with the Peabody Award winning team behind 180 Days to design the second series, “180 Days: Hartsville”
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A Life in Sound: MPSE 2015 Career Achievement Honoree Skip Lievsay
News: A Life in Sound: MPSE 2015 Career Achievement Honoree Skip LievsayThis month, The Motion Picture Sound Editors will present Supervising Sound Editor Skip Lievsay with its annual Career Achievement Award. Lievsay joins a list of distinguished sound artists, including Larry Singer, Walter Murch, George Watters II and Randy Thom, who have been recognized with the organization’s top honor. The award will be presented at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards on February 15th in Los Angeles.
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2015 Marks Significant VFX Expansion For SPLICE®; Creative Studio Welcomes VFX Artist Chris Rainey
News: 2015 Marks Significant VFX Expansion For SPLICE®; Creative Studio Welcomes VFX Artist Chris RaineyIn addition to the recent expansion of its visual effects capabilities, the award-winning creative studio SPLICE® is responding to increased demand for its VFX services by adding to its roster of the best and brightest. The latest addition to the team is VFX Artist Chris Rainey.
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Brickyard VFX Breathes Life into Disneyland Short
News: Brickyard VFX Breathes Life into Disneyland ShortBoutique visual effects, animation and digital production studio Brickyard VFX recently completed animated short film "Soar" for Disney Parks in collaboration with director Claire Jantzen of Adolescent Content. The short, via ad agency mcgarrybowen Chicago together with Disney's in-house agency Yellow Shoes, is slated to air in theaters as well as on the Disney Channel.
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Press Release: Big Block Live Adds Powerhouse Team of Executive Producers
Corwin Carroll, Scott Prisand And Tom Pellegrini Bring Strength In Advertising, Entertainment and Technology
Big Block has extended its position at the intersection of advertising, entertainment and technology with the creation of a powerhouse team of executive producers at Big Block Live in New York. Big Block Live’s head of production Corwin Carroll has been elevated to executive producer. Noted film, television and theater producers Scott Prisand and Tom Pellegrini, who currently lead Big Block Entertainment Group, will also assume concurrent roles as executive producers at Big Block Live.
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PR: Thinkbox Opens Beta for Deadline Cloud Wizard for Google Cloud Platform
News: PR: Thinkbox Opens Beta for Deadline Cloud Wizard for Google Cloud PlatformNew Deadline Feature Simplifies the Creation of Cloud-Based Render Farms; Beta Access Comes with $500 Credit for Google Cloud Platform Render Resources
Thinkbox Software today launched the public beta for Deadline Cloud Wizard for Google Cloud Platform, a new feature for its scalable, cross-platform high-volume compute management solution.
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Rosenbloom and Mabille launch INTERSTATE in New York, sign director Adam Levite for worldwide representation...
Veteran New York production executive Danny Rosenbloom and Yann Mabille, formerly creative director for The Mill and Mill+ New York, have joined forces to launch their new interdisciplinary director's group, INTERSTATE. Conceived as the agile U.S. partner to BLVD, the Montreal-based integrated production company, INTERSTATE will leverage BLVD's unmatched production/VFX/post powers while empowering directors and clients alike to pursue creative solutions unencumbered by the overhead costs associated with large-scale operations. These solutions will span commercial, music video and branded content productions as well as interactive, immersive and experiential projects.
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BVE 2015: Facilis and StorageDNA to Feature Field-Proven Shared Storage and LTO LTFS Archiving Workflow
Together TerraBlock and DNA Evolution Deliver High Performance Creative Media Workflows
StorageDNA, Inc., a provider of intelligent nearline and archiving workflow solutions, and Facilis Technology a shared storage provider, today announced that the companies will showcase their complementary technologies in shared stand R30 at BVE 2015, to be held at ExCel London on February 24-26, 2015.
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_wige SOLUTIONS purchases Kahuna 9600 for new mobile production unit
Leading German broadcast facilities operator chooses Snell for power and flexibility
Leading German broadcast facilities company, _wige SOLUTIONS GmbH, has purchased a Snell Kahuna 9600 production switcher for a new mobile production unit that will soon be joining its extensive fleet. Based in Meuspath, Germany, _wige SOLUTIONS has been supplying complete outside broadcast event services for over 25 years; this will be the sixth Snell switcher the company has purchased for its OB operations. The new mobile production unit, consisting of modular components to provide maximum flexibility, will be completed in spring 2015 and provide more broadcast possibilities than a conventional OB van.
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Digital Film Tools Releases PhotoCopy 2.0 and reFine 2.0
Digital Film Tools, developer of visual effects software, today announced the release of PhotoCopy v2.0 and reFine Matte v2.0.
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MAXON Congratulates Dutch Filmmaking Trio for its Oscar® Nominated Short Film “A Single Life”
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, announced that its industry-leading 3D software solution, Cinema 4D, was the primary tool used to create “A Single Life”, an Academy Award® nominee in the Animated Short Film category. Created by Job, Joris & Marieke, a Netherlands-based creative studio, “A Single Life” relied extensively on Cinema 4D as its central application to handle the complexities of 3D content creation including modeling, rigging, character animation, lighting, rendering and more.
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Avid Customers Score Big at the 57th Annual GRAMMY® Awards
Award Winners Created With Avid's Proven and Trusted, Industry-Leading Audio Solutions Include Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today congratulated its many award-winning and nominated customers at the 57th Annual GRAMMY® Awards for their outstanding achievements in the recording arts. At the ceremony on February 8 in Los Angeles, the prestigious, peer-recognized awards for music excellence were presented to numerous artists, producers and engineers that have embraced Avid Everywhere™, using the Avid MediaCentral Platform and Avid Artist Suite creative tools for music production.
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Eyeheight announces BroadcastSafeMC8 for Avid Media Composer
News: Eyeheight announces BroadcastSafeMC8 for Avid Media ComposerEyeheight announces a further expansion to its range of broadcast compliance plug-ins with the addition of BroadcastSafeMC8. Designed for use with the latest versions of Avid's widely used Media Composer editing software, Eyeheight's BroadcastSafeMC8 incorporates a Broadcast Evaluate display indicating which parts of a video image require adjustment in order to be fully broadcast compliant.
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loyalkaspar Partners with NBC UNIVERSO to Help Transform and Re-launch the Network
News: loyalkaspar Partners with NBC UNIVERSO to Help Transform and Re-launch the NetworkNBC UNIVERSO Taps Branding Agency to Develop New Brand Identity for the Modern General Entertainment Cable Channel for Latinos
Entertainment branding agency loyalkaspar has partnered with NBC UNIVERSO in developing its rebrand campaign. The agency was tapped to develop a new creative foundation that would help transform the network (formerly mun2) into a modern general entertainment cable channel for Latinos. This included revamping the brand identity, personality, and sonic branding, as well as developing a launch campaign around the strategic position, “Inspire the Wow.” The debut of the rebrand coincided with NBC UNIVERSO’s exclusive telecast of Super Bowl XLIX in Spanish.
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Lucky 21 Director Jeff Bednarz Travels To Haiti With The Richards Group & The Salvation Army
News: Lucky 21 Director Jeff Bednarz Travels To Haiti With The Richards Group & The Salvation ArmyThe Salvation Army Haiti was founded in 1950 and has been faithfully serving communities throughout the country for more than 60 years. To highlight The Salvation Army’s ongoing commitment to the country, made deeper and more strident since the devastating earthquake in 2010, The Richards Group and a nimble production crew lead by Lucky 21 Director Jeff Bednarz, traveled to Haiti to film the Army’s operations and the people touched by the organization. The result is a documentary that is as illuminating as it is moving.
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Sound and the Films of MPSE Filmmaker Award Honoree Darren Aronofsky
News: Sound and the Films of MPSE Filmmaker Award Honoree Darren AronofskyThis month, The Motion Picture Sound Editors honor Darren Aronofsky with their annual Filmmaker Award. The award recognizes the director/writer/producer, whose work includes Noah, Black Swan, The Wrestler, The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream and π, as one of the most accomplished filmmakers of his generation and for his contributions to the industry as a whole. He will be presented with the award at the 62nd MPSE Golden Reel Awards, February 15, 2015 in Los Angeles.
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Autodesk acquires Tweak Software; Team joins with Shotgun
News: Autodesk acquires Tweak Software; Team joins with ShotgunTweak Software, developer of RV, an image and sequence playback tool, has been acquired by Autodesk and will be joining forces with Shotgun Software. Effective immediately, the Tweak and Shotgun teams will be working together to advance review and collaboration technology to equip visual effects, games and animation artists and supervisors with the tools they need to do their best work in a rapidly changing industry.
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Tapeless Post Production: File Based Solutions At February Editors' Lounge
Like 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. RSVP is required to attend. http://www.editorslounge.com
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SMPTE to Produce Documentary on Evolution of Motion-Imaging Technology and the People Behind It
Treatment Completed by Chris Kenneally, Randall Dark to Begin Production With Director Howard Lukk
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, is producing a documentary on the intriguing history of motion-imaging technology to celebrate the Society's centennial anniversary in 2016. SMPTE has named motion-imaging technology and creative visionary Randall Dark as producer. Howard Lukk, former vice president of production technology at The Walt Disney Studios, will serve as director on the initial project. Chris Kenneally, who is best known as the writer and director for the acclaimed documentary "Side by Side," produced by Justin Szlasa and Keanu Reeves, already has completed the initial treatment for the film.
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Vidcheck to Launch Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro Vidapps at NAB 2015
News: Vidcheck to Launch Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro Vidapps at NAB 2015Vidcheck, a specialist supplier of automated quality control software with patented intelligent video and audio correction, will demonstrate the latest version of its Vidchecker and Vidfixer product suites. These have been extended to include a range of video applications for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, enabling users to easily check and automatically correct video and audio errors without leaving the Adobe environment.
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aQ Broadcast to Feature Powerful Range at NAB 2015
At NAB 2015, aQ Broadcast will feature an integrated range of Newsroom, Scripting, Automation and Media Management software alongside Video Server and Production Suite hardware.
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Press Release: Alchemist OD sets new standards in format and frame rate conversion
Snell Alchemist OD - the software version of the world's best standards converter - has made a massive impact with post production professionals around the world. Alchemist OD is delivering incredible results on even the most difficult material - including low frame rate and demanding 4K - by tapping into the ever-increasing power of GPU technology and fitting seamlessly into today's file-based workflows. Here's what a selection of Alchemist OD users have to say:
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