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Future Media Concepts Announces the 2017 Editors Retreat Keynotes
Future Media Concepts Announces the 2017 Editors Retreat KeynotesEditor of “Iron Man” and “Thor: The Dark World,” Dan Lebental, and known documentary editor, Steve Audette, will join Editors Retreat in Nashville in January 2017
Future Media Concepts, the nation’s leading training provider and conference organizer in the digital media industry, announced today that two big names will provide the keynotes for Editors Retreat 2017. The first, Dan Lebental, is best known for his work on Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010) and Thor: The Dark World (2013). The second, Steve Audette, counts over 50 documentary credits, including ones for Frontline, Nova and Nova Science Now, Evolution and the short documentary Nico’s Challenge. Now it its 11th year, Editors Retreat will take place in Nashville, TN, on February 18-22, 2017.
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Art Directors Guild Awards Names Four Lifetime Honorees
Art Directors Guild Awards Names Four Lifetime HonoreesADG’s 21st Annual Excellence In Production Design Awards Take Place Sunday, February 11 at Ray Dolby Ballroom
Scenic Artist Albert Obregon, Emmy®-nominated Set Designer Cate Bangs and Senior Illustrator Joseph Musso join Emmy-winning Production Designer René Lagler as recipients of the ADG Lifetime Achievement Award, announced today by ADG Council Chairperson Marcia Hinds and awards producer Thomas Wilkins. They will be honored at the 21st Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.
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Hula Post Supports OWN's "Queen Sugar"
Hula Post Supports OWN's "Queen Sugar"Reprising its role from “Selma,” Hula provides technology and support to director/producer Ava DuVernay and editor Spencer Averick for new, 13-part television series.
Queen Sugar¸ the new OWN series from Warner Horizon Television and Harpo Productions and executive producers Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay, tells the story of three estranged siblings who, after a family tragedy, reunite to run an 800-acre sugar farm in Louisiana. Based on the best-seller by Natalie Baszile, the show is a rich and deeply moving tale of people overcoming risk and reinventing themselves.
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Naughty Saint Nick: Bad Santa 2 and Panasonic Varicam 35
Naughty Saint Nick: Bad Santa 2 and Panasonic Varicam 35Theo Van de Sande, ASC shoots Bad Santa 2 with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema cameras
The long-awaited sequel to the 2003 holiday cult classic, Bad Santa (directed by Terry Zwigoff), Bad Santa 2 is directed by Mark Waters (Vampire Academy, Mean Girls) and once again pairs Willie (Billy Bob Thornton) and his little helper Marcus (Tony Cox), who reunite to rob a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Academy Award winner Kathy Bates joins the cast as Willie’s foul-mouthed mother, Sunny Soke, and Brett Kelly reprises his role as Thurman Merman. The dark comedy was shot by Theo Van de Sande, ASC (Blade, Cruel Intentions, Wayne’s World) with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema cameras.
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Lifetime Honorees Announced by Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Lifetime Honorees Announced by Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild AwardsEmmy®-nominated make-up artist Leonard Engleman and Oscar®-nominated hair stylist Barbara Lorenz to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at 2017 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Emmy®-nominated make-up artist Leonard Engelman and Oscar® and Emmy-nominated hair stylist Barbara Lorenz, will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards, honoring outstanding achievements for make-up artists and hair stylists in motion pictures, television, commercials, and live theater. The black tie event will be held Sunday, February 19, 2017, at The Novo by Microsoft at LA Live. The announcement was made today by IATSE Local 706 president Sue Cabral-Ebert.
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NFTS Selects Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow for Sports Production Course
NFTS Selects Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow for Sports Production CourseReplicating industry standard workflows, the NFTS has designed and implemented a solution featuring Blackmagic’s URSA Mini 4K PL, equipped with the Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount, and ATEM live production hardware.
Blackmagic Design today announced its broadcast infrastructure products are being used by the National Film and Television School’s (NFTS) as part of a new diploma in Sports Production. Replicating industry standard workflows, the NFTS has designed and implemented a solution featuring Blackmagic’s URSA Mini 4K PL, equipped with the Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount, and ATEM live production hardware. The diploma is delivered in partnership with IMG, one of the world’s largest independent sports producers, and aims to equip students with the editorial skills required to produce state of the art sports and live events coverage as well as highlights content.
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Washington Square Films Adds Andrea Theodore as Executive Producer
Washington Square Films Adds Andrea Theodore as Executive ProducerNew York-based Washington Square Films has added Andrea Theodore as Executive Producer. Theodore has over 15 years of experience in the advertising field, spanning agency, production and post production. She comes to Washington Square Films from Dress Code NY, where she was Executive Producer, after spending five years as Executive Producer and Head of Production at Humble. Theodore will spearhead business development, as well as talent strategy and curation in her role at Washington Square Films.
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Canon U.S.A. Kicks Off the #TAGYOUREIT Instagram Campaign with Actress Jamie Chung
Canon U.S.A. Kicks Off the #TAGYOUREIT Instagram Campaign with Actress Jamie ChungCanon Challenges Selected Influencers to Push Their Boundaries of Photographic Expression with the New EOS M5 Digital Camera through a Game of “Tag” Via Social Media
In celebration of the release of the new Canon EOS M5 Digital Camera, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of the #TagYoureIt collaborative Instagram campaign. Actress and blogger Jamie Chung and 12 participating photographers, chosen because of their passion for sharing the world around them, will be faced with completing spontaneous photo challenges from now through the end of the year.
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FLEX Creative Acquires Noted Marketing, Promotions and Production Company SuchAGoodDog
FLEX Creative Acquires Noted Marketing, Promotions and Production Company SuchAGoodDogAcquisition Brings New Clients Fox, ABC, Freeform and Reelz Network to FLEX
FLEX Creative, a creative services agency specializing in the design and production of promotional and in-show content for broadcast television, cable and streaming industry clients, has acquired SuchAGoodDog, the Emmy-nominated marketing, promotions, and production company.  The acquisition brings new clients Fox, ABC, Freeform and Reelz Network to FLEX. The announcement was made jointly today by Peter Martin, Founder/Chief Creative Director, FLEX Creative, and Steve Silverman, Founder/Chief Creative Director, Such A Good Dog.
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Most Wanted Tiffen Variable Viewing Filter Launched
Most Wanted Tiffen Variable Viewing Filter LaunchedTiffen’s Filter expert Eren Ibrahim is at Camerimage Film Festival in Poland 12-19th November with the new VVF as well as other filters from the Tiffen range
Responding to the demands of cinematographers & lighting professionals worldwide, Tiffen has launched its new Variable Viewing Filter (VVF), incorporating Tiffen’s award-winning Variable ND filter, offering indexed 2-8 stops and with the unique ability to easily add any 49mm ring filter from their vast range. The VVF allows the user to add additional Neutral Density filters to increase the stop range, UV Filters and Polarizers, or even special FX and diffusion filters for pre-visualization of a scene without the need to reposition the camera.
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NVIDIA Supports Ang Lee’s Latest Film Shot at Ultra-High 120 Frames Per Second
NVIDIA Supports Ang Lee’s Latest Film Shot at Ultra-High 120 Frames Per SecondAng Lee’s latest movie, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, pushes filmmaking beyond anything moviegoers have ever seen. Blending 3D, 4K and ultra-high frame rates of 120 frames per second, Billy Lynn marks the two-time Academy Award®-winning director as one of the boldest filmmakers in cinema today.
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Ryan Murphy to receive Distinguished Artisan Award at 2017 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Ryan Murphy to receive Distinguished Artisan Award at 2017 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild AwardsFour-time Emmy® winner will be honored at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on Feb. 19, 2017
Ryan Murphy, four-time Emmy® Award-winning producer, director and screenwriter, will receive this year’s Distinguished Artisan Award at the Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) honoring both make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. The black-tie gala will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live. The announcement was made today by Susan Cabral-Ebert, President of IATSE Local 706.
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Vicon Motion Capture Technology Gives Doctor Strange The Magic Touch
Vicon Motion Capture Technology Gives Doctor Strange The Magic TouchVicon’s outstanding accuracy and clarity supports Framestore capture scenes for Marvel’s latest comic book superhero Doctor Strange
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced that award-winning UK visual effects company Framestore used Vicon motion capture cameras for Marvel Studios latest superhero film Doctor Strange.
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Emmy® recognition for Aussie software revolutionising international film and TV production
Emmy® recognition for Aussie software revolutionising international film and TV productionGroup It For Me! developers have been recognised for their world-first software that shaves hours off film and television production.
Australia-based duo Shruti Patel and Jason “JJ” Jamieson are the recipients of a prestigious Engineering Emmy Award that is bestowed by America’s National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Award is for engineering developments that have a revolutionary impact on the transmission, recording or reception of television. Ms Patel said the software delivers massive time and cost savings to major production companies around the globe. “Group It For Me! automates the grouping and multigrouping processes in the post production workflow,” Ms Patel said.
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Community Films Welcomes International Director Albert Uria To The Company's Diverse Roster For Representation In The U.S.
Community Films Welcomes International Director Albert Uria To The Company's Diverse Roster For Representation In The U.S.Community Films has welcomed international Director Albert Uria to the company's diverse roster of talent for representation in the U.S. Originally from Spain, Uria splits his time between Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Barcelona. He joins a directorial roster at Community Films, which includes: Marius Crowne, Seth Gordon, Jared Hess, Michael Patrick Jann, Emil Möller, Matt Smukler, Pam Thomas, Clay Tweel, and Clay Williams.
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Matthews Studio Equipment Introduces THE ELEVATOR
Matthews Studio Equipment Introduces THE ELEVATORThe ELEVATOR will support any camera/fluid head combo up to 23kgs or 50.5 pounds.
Matthews Studio Equipment known for creating innovative state of the art Technology That Complements Your Imagination for the entertainment industry has just started shipping their newest support production, The Matthews ELEVATOR system.
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Christie Mirage 4KLH lights up the screen in 4K, 3D, 120 fps for Asian premiere of Ang Lee’s "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk" in Taiwan
Christie Mirage 4KLH lights up the screen in 4K, 3D, 120 fps for Asian premiere of Ang Lee’s "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk" in TaiwanThe star-studded event was attended by regional celebrities and prominent figures in Taiwan’s entertainment and media industry.
Christie®, a leader in creating and sharing the world’s best visual and audio experiences, delivered a stunning presentation of Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee’s highly-anticipated film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk using a customized dual-head Christie Mirage 4KLH RGB laser projection system during its Taipei premiere on November 2.
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Asian World Film Festival Closing Night & Awards
Asian World Film Festival Closing Night & AwardsNearly 40 feature films were presented during the eight-day festival that included 20 foreign language Oscar® contenders and a dozen Golden Globe® submitted films.
The 2nd Annual Asian World Film Festival (Oct. 24 - Nov. 1, 2016) announced Festival award winners during the closing night ceremony at the ArcLight in Culver City. The evening was hosted by Korean-American actor Ricky Kim and included remarks from Culver City mayor Jim B. Clarke. The Festival concluded with a screening of Operation Chromite, one of the five Korean films featured throughout the week as part of the newly designed Korean Film Days program in association with CJ Entertainment. The screening was followed by a Q&A with director John H. Lee.
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Fleabag, shot with Cooke Anamorphic/i Lenses, Nominated for 2016 RTS Craft & Design Award for Photography
Fleabag, shot with Cooke Anamorphic/i Lenses, Nominated for 2016 RTS Craft & Design Award for PhotographyComplex comedy shoot benefits from anamorphic framing
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, congratulates Tony Miller BSC on his nomination for a 2016 RTS Craft & Design Award for Photography – Drama & Comedy, for his work on the acclaimed BBC comedy series Fleabag.
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Asian World Film Festival Closing Night, Nov. 1
Asian World Film Festival Closing Night, Nov. 1The 2ND ANNUAL ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL closes Tuesday, November 1 with an awards presentation, followed by a screening of Operation Chromite starring Liam Neeson, Lee Jeong-jae and Lee Beom-soo.
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HHB supplies Pro Tools | S6 to Dolby in-house theatre
HHB supplies Pro Tools | S6 to Dolby in-house theatreIn-house multi-use theatre is used to demonstrate the latest in Dolby technology, training, content creation and QCing Digital Cinema Packages.
HHB Communications, the UK’s leading supplier of pro-audio technology, has provided Dolby’s UK headquarters in Royal Wootton Basset with an Avid Pro Tools | S6 modular control surface. Dolby's multi-use theatre hosts the S6, which is used to demonstrate the latest in Dolby technology, for technical training, internal and external content creation, and QCing Digital Cinema Packages. With all the different uses and different people working in the theatre, it is important that all the equipment integrates correctly and the room is easy to change into different configurations.
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MSE Dutti Dolly Perfect for Bulletproof Grips Pilot Shoot
MSE Dutti Dolly Perfect for Bulletproof Grips Pilot ShootMatthews Studio Equipment known for creating innovative state of the art 'Technology That Complements Your Imagination' for the entertainment industry, recently came to the rescue when Key Grip Michael Pizzuto of Bulletproof Grips needed to make a unique shot for a new series called "Guest Book."
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Al Cleland named Managing Director of Deluxe’s EFILM
Al Cleland named Managing Director of Deluxe’s EFILMLongtime VP promoted to Managing Director to lead digital color, finishing, and location services for feature films, episodics, and trailers.
Deluxe announced today that Al Cleland has been named Managing Director of Deluxe’s EFILM, leading digital color, finishing, and location services for the iconic creative company servicing feature films, episodics and trailers. Having built and led EFILM’s thriving trailers business as VP over the past eight years, Cleland will continue EFILM’s decades-long leadership in pioneering technologies, techniques and workflows that keep its clients on the forefront of creativity and efficiency.
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Winners of the Second Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Announced
Winners of the Second Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival AnnouncedFilm Festival Held During SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Featured 24 Official Selections From Around the World
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®), the organization serving the professional media creation and finishing community, have announced the winners of the second annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival.
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Director, Producer and Academy Award®-Winning Writer John Ridley Shoots with URSA Mini 4K
Director, Producer and Academy Award®-Winning Writer John Ridley Shoots with URSA Mini 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that Director, Producer and Academy Award®-Winning Writer John Ridley (“12 Years a Slave”) is using the URSA Mini 4K digital film camera on several television and film projects, including the TV mini-series “Guerrilla” currently filming in London. Ridley often has a spontaneous shooting style for which the URSA Mini 4K comes in handy. “My experience thus far with the URSA Mini 4K has been exceptional,” he said. “It is an amazingly versatile piece of equipment that allows me to not only use it in every phase of production, but to do so in a variety of ways.”
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Asian World Film Festival Opens Tonight
Asian World Film Festival Opens TonightOpening Night Festivities Honor "Bambi" Artist Tyrus Wong and "Twilight" Actor Justin Chon
The 2ND ANNUAL ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (AWFF) kicks off Monday, October 24 with an awards presentation honoring Bambi artist Tyrus Wong and actor Justin Chon (The Twilight Saga), followed by a screening of Asif Kapadia’s Ali and Nino.
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Tiffen International Announces UK Steadicam Gold Workshop – Booking Now For Beginners To Advanced Operators
Tiffen International Announces UK Steadicam Gold Workshop – Booking Now For Beginners To Advanced OperatorsGold Workshop is a five-and-a-half day total immersion experience for students from raw beginners to experienced operators wishing to improve their techniques.
Tiffen International has announced a residential Steadicam Gold Workshop to take place in the beautiful interior and rural landscaped grounds of the luxurious Beaumont conference hotel in Windsor, Berkshire, situated near to the Royal residence of medieval Windsor castle. The course will run from the afternoon of Sunday, November 20th 2016.
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Matthews Studio Equipment Can't Keep Dutti Dolly in the Shop
Matthews Studio Equipment Can't Keep Dutti Dolly in the ShopDutti Dolly focuses on giving a cinematographer the ability to position the camera lower and make it much more portable.
Matthews Studio Equipment recently finished another production run of their Dutti Dolly – and they are flying off the shelves. First out the door are new black dollies for key grips Michael Pizzuto (Secrets and Lies, The Goldbergs, Matador, Vegas) of Bullet Proof Grips, Seth Greenwald (Glow, Ray Donovan, House of Lies, The Last Man on Earth) and Adrian “Ace” Dominguez (Speechless, NCIS, Ray Donovan)), and for creator, Dolly Grip, James Saldutti.
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VES Honors Acclaimed Visual Effects Pioneer Ken Ralston with Lifetime Achievement Award
VES Honors Acclaimed Visual Effects Pioneer Ken Ralston with Lifetime Achievement AwardRalston has earned five Academy Awards® including a Special Achievement Oscar® for the visual effects in the 1984 phenomenon, Star Wars: Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi.
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, named multiple Academy Award®-winning visual effects pioneer Ken Ralston as the recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his enormous contributions to filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the 15th Annual VES Awards on February 7, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Asian World Film Festival announces Industry Panels (Oct. 24 - Nov. 1)
Asian World Film Festival announces Industry Panels (Oct. 24 - Nov. 1)Asian World Film Festival panels to cover everything from finance, China, foreign sales, PR, and Asian women in Hollywood
The 2nd Annual Asian World Film Festival, which runs from October 24 to November 1 in Culver City, is hosting the Asian World Industry Forum, which will include five panels featuring industry leaders as moderators and panelists. They will all be held in the Filmmakers Lounge in the Parisian Room in the Culver Hotel.
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Tennyson Tanner Uses URSA Mini 4.6K to Shoot Television Commercials
Tennyson Tanner Uses URSA Mini 4.6K to Shoot Television CommercialsFor the 30 and 60 second spots, the URSA Mini 4.6K EF was used as the A camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that Tennyson Tanner, a full post and production company based in Illinois, used URSA Mini 4.6K EF to shoot several television commercials, including spots for a popular energy drink and for the Southern Illinois Miners professional baseball team. Tennyson Tanner also used DaVinci Resolve Studio to color grade the spots.
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The Foundry Releases MODO 10.2
The Foundry Releases MODO 10.2Professional 3D Modeling and Animation Software Revamps MeshFusion, Adds Automatic Retopology to Final Installment of MODO 10 Series
Today, The Foundry launches MODO 10.2, offering powerful new updates for procedural modeling, retopology, rendering and more. Honed through customer insight, the new tools streamline the asset creation process for 3D artists and designers, bringing more speed and efficiency to a famously intuitive program.
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Rodeo FX Breathes Life into Jungle Animals for Tarzan
Rodeo FX Breathes Life into Jungle Animals for TarzanMimicking the Quality of Wild Footage with Completely CG Animals
Rodeo FX completed nearly 200 visual effects shots for The Legend of Tarzan, including action sequences with CG hippos and crocodiles, where realistic water interaction was critical for the success of the shots. The studio’s VFX work helped lift these animal sequences to a level where they look like scenes from a nature documentary. This is the first major production on which Rodeo FX has created CG creatures, adding to its repertoire of VFX skills.
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ASC Names Honorees
ASC Names HonoreesEdward Lachman, Ron Garcia, Philippe Rousselot and Nancy Schreiber to be Honored by American Society of Cinematographers
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the honorees for the 31st annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Edward Lachman, ASC; Ron Garcia, ASC; Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC; and Nancy Schreiber, ASC will be recognized for their contributions to the art of cinematography at the organization’s awards gala on February 4, 2017, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Lachman will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Garcia will be bestowed with the Career Achievement in Television Award. Rousselot earns the International Award, and Schreiber will take home the Presidents Award.
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Keynotes Announced for SMPTE 2016
Keynotes Announced for SMPTE 2016Douglas Trumbull and Robert Seidel to Captivate With Past, Present, and Future of Broadcast and Cinema; Daniel Teruggi to Discuss the Preservation of the World's Audiovisual Cultural Heritage
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that filmmaker, innovator and entrepreneur Douglas Trumbull, this year's recipient of the SMPTE Progress Medal, will join SMPTE President Robert Seidel, vice president of engineering and advanced technology at CBS, in presenting the opening keynote at the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) on Oct. 25 in Hollywood, California. Composer and researcher Daniel Teruggi, director of the Research and Experimentation Department at the National Audiovisual Institute in Paris and recipient of this year's SMPTE Archival Technology Medal Award, will present the SMPTE 2016 Symposium keynote on the preceding day, Oct. 24.
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Cooke Optics miniS4/i lenses bring a new look to Midsomer Murders
Cooke Optics miniS4/i lenses bring a new look to Midsomer MurdersUncoated lenses add a new twist to 19th season of beloved UK drama
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is pleased to reveal that the latest series of the long-running British drama series Midsomer Murders is being shot with uncoated Cooke miniS4/i lenses, supplied by VMI.
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Umedia Expands Global Reach To Vancouver, BC
Umedia Expands Global Reach To Vancouver, BCUmedia expands its global reach with the launch of new VFX and finishing studio in Vancouver
Umedia is pleased to announce the opening of its first Canadian visual effects and finishing studio, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Umedia Vancouver is the fifth office for Umedia, whose activities span film and television development, production and financing in London, Los Angeles, Brussels and Paris. The Vancouver studio joins VFX facilities in Brussels and Paris, enhancing the group’s international VFX presence and bringing Umedia closer to North American clients.
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Ncam Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development
Ncam Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering DevelopmentNcam’s real-time camera tracking technology for augmented reality is recognised for enhancing the viewer experience
Ncam announced today that its real-time camera tracking technology for augmented reality (AR) has been honoured with an Emmy® Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development’ by the Academy of Television Arts and Science (primetime). Relied upon by leading broadcasters, including CNN, ESPN, Fox Sports, MLB, NFL, The Weather Channel and BT Sports, Ncam is able to integrate live action and computer-generated elements in the studio or on location more convincingly than ever before in order to provide a more immersive experience for television viewers.
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Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards Recipients
Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards RecipientsDolby Laboratories, David Geffner, and Rodrigo Prieto ASC were honored at the ECA luncheon and awards ceremony
Dolby Laboratories, David Geffner and Rodrigo Prieto ASC, are the recipients of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) special 2016 Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA), announced Steven Poster, ASC, ICG’s National President. The awards were presented Friday during the ECA opening event at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Los Angeles.
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GenArts, Inc. Announces Sapphire Version 10. Available Now.
GenArts, Inc. Announces Sapphire Version 10. Available Now.Major new release adds creative VFX tools and features, boosts efficiency, and streamlines workflows for editors and artists
Following the recently announced merger with Boris FX & Imagineer Systems, GenArts releases Sapphire 10, the latest version of the company’s flagship suite of premium visual effects plug-ins. The enhancements in Sapphire 10 focus on new effects, improved features, and boosting efficiency through updated workflow controls, optimized organization, and control measures. The new upgrades come as a direct response to the continually mounting pressure on creative professionals in television, advertising, and motion pictures to produce exceptional work under extremely tight deadlines.
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Boris FX Announces Bundle with VEGAS Pro 14 Suite
Boris FX Announces Bundle with VEGAS Pro 14 SuiteLeading Plug-in Developer Partners with Magix to bring professional motion tracking, keying & 3D motion graphics tools to VEGAS Pro users
Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces the inclusion of a new VFX bundle for Magix’s recently released VEGAS Pro 14 Suite. VEGAS Pro 14 is the first major release of the popular VEGAS editing software since Magix took over the product line from Sony’s Creative Software division earlier this year. The new bundle includes significant tools from flagship plug-in collection Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) – BCC 3D Objects, BCC Key & Blend, and BCC Match Move.
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Avid Congratulates its Emmy Award-winning and Nominated Customers at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
Avid Congratulates its Emmy Award-winning and Nominated Customers at the 68th Primetime Emmy AwardsAvid customers relied on the MediaCentral Platform to create high-quality programs recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today congratulates its customers on their nominations and awards at the prestigious Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).  As part of the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which took place on September 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the creative arts awards honor the behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production.
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ASC Announces Finalists for 2016 Student Heritage Awards
American Society of Cinematographers Announces Finalists for 2016 Student Heritage Awards
Continuing their mission to advance the art of cinematography by inspiring and educating the next generation of filmmakers, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the nominees for the 2016 ASC Haskell Wexler Student Documentary Award and the Vilmos Zsigmond Student Heritage Award for Undergraduates and Graduates. A panel of prestigious ASC members judged the entries, and selected 18 students from a talented pool of filmmakers with exceptional abilities in cinematography. The students represent 12 different U.S. film schools; winners will be revealed on October 15. The finalists are:
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Rodeo FX Wins Third Consecutive Emmy Award for Game of Thrones
Rodeo FX Wins Third Consecutive Emmy Award for Game of ThronesRecipient of Outstanding Special Visual Effects Award for Season 6 “Battle of the Bastards”
For the third consecutive year Rodeo FX has won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects on HBO’s Game of Thrones. The VFX studio won the award for its work on “Battle of the Bastards”, the ninth and perhaps most memorable episode in Season 6.
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Rising Sun Pictures Launches Production Office in Sydney
Rising Sun Pictures Launches Production Office in SydneyNew operation at Fox Studios Australia will provide VFX support for international and Australian film and television productions.
Capitalising on a steady rise in international film and television production in Australia, Rising Sun Pictures, the Academy Award-nominated, Adelaide-based visual effects studio, has expanded its operation by opening a front-end office in Sydney. The new site will operate out of Fox Studios Australia and support productions located on the lot and based in the area.
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Deluxe Congratulates 'Game of Thrones' VFX Team on Emmy
VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst from Deluxe’s Iloura Honored for “Battle of the Bastards” Work
HBO's Game of Thrones was honored with its fifth straight Outstanding Special Visual Effects Award at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held Saturday, September 10 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Praised as one of the series' best episodes to date, the Award-winning "Battle of the Bastards" was a monumental undertaking, including significant visual effects (VFX) work from Deluxe's Iloura, which helped craft the titular bloody showdown. Iloura VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst was honored as part of the visual effects team that included Steve Kullback, Joe Bauer, Adam Chazen, Sam Conway, Derek Spears, Eric Carney, Matthew Roleau and Michelle Blok.
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Milk Vfx Brings Home Emmy For Sherlock And Marks Studio's Third Major Award Of 2016
Milk Vfx Brings Home Emmy For Sherlock And Marks Studio's Third Major Award Of 20162016 awards season delivers Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy recognition for the three-year-old studio
Academy and BAFTA Award winning independent VFX studio Milk has won an Emmy Award for Hartswood Films/BBC’s ‘Sherlock’ at the 68thCreative Arts Emmy® Awards ceremonyheld at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday evening.
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Blackmagic Design Announces the Acquisition of Industry Legends Ultimatte and Fairlight
Blackmagic Design Announces the Acquisition of Industry Legends Ultimatte and FairlightBlackmagic Design acquires the world’s number one realtime blue and green screen compositing solution, as well as pioneers of cutting edge professional digital audio technology
Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of Ultimatte, the worldwide leader in blue and green screen removal technology for the broadcast television, commercial and feature film industries, as well as Fairlight, which creates professional digital audio products for live broadcast event production, film and television post production, as well as immersive 3D audio mixing and finishing.
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Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software CompaniesPlug-in leader Boris FX acquires Sapphire tools and team to become the powerhouse in post-production software industry
Boris FX™, the leader in integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GenArts Inc., developers of premium special effects plug-ins. GenArts’ renowned flagship product, Sapphire™, is a gold standard for high-end visual effects creation at leading film studios and broadcast facilities around the world.
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Colorfront Updates Transkoder For IBC 2016
Colorfront Updates Transkoder For IBC 2016Colorfront (www.colorfront.com), the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials will showcase how its Transkoder 2016 continues its phenomenal technological advances by streamlining delivery of the diverse formats in Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) production, during showcase sessions at IBC 2016, Amsterdam, 9-13 Sep (Okura Hotel), and at the partner booth of Panasonic (Hall 11, Stand C45).
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ASC Releases “Cinema Display Evaluation Plan and Test Protocol”
ASC Releases “Cinema Display Evaluation Plan and Test Protocol”Document Defines Method for Visual Evaluation of Parameters for Next Generation Cinema Presentations
The Technology Committee of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is pleased to announce the publication of its “Cinema Display Evaluation Plan and Test Protocol,” which defines a method for the visual evaluation of parameters that characterize next generation cinema projection and active screens. As part of the industry’s move to high dynamic range (HDR) and wide color gamut, the document represents the first step towards the goal of identifying where value is created from the filmmaker’s point-of-view. It is available for download now here on the ASC Web site.
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Boris FX Announces Support for The Foundry’s NUKE at IBC 2016
Boris FX Announces Support for The Foundry’s NUKE at IBC 2016Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces Boris Continuum Complete 10 for NUKE. Following successful releases in 2016 for Avid, Adobe, Apple, and OFX hosts (Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve and Sony Vegas Pro), BCC 10 for OFX brings the industry’s most complete plug-in collection for visual effects, title design, digital beauty work, and image restoration to NUKE from The Foundry.
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Imagineer Systems Showcases mocha Pro 5 plug-in and Previews 360° Virtual Reality Post-Production Tools for Adobe at IBC 2016
Imagineer Systems Showcases mocha Pro 5 plug-in and Previews 360° Virtual Reality Post-Production Tools for Adobe at IBC 2016New mocha Pro 5 planar tracking plug-in brings GPU-accelerated, efficient VFX workflows to Adobe Creative Cloud video tools.
Imagineer Systems will showcase mocha Pro 5, the major new release of its Academy Award-winning planar tracking & masking software, at IBC (Booth 7.K29) September 9-13, 2016 in Amsterdam. mocha Pro 5 provides advanced, GPU-accelerated planar tracking, including integrations with Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC and After Effects® CC. The Boris FX / Imagineer team will also preview a new co-developed technology for 360°-enabled virtual reality tools for the emerging cinematic VR filmmaking market.
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SMPTE® Elevates 16 Motion-Imaging Technology Industry Leaders to Fellow Status
SMPTE 2016 Will Pay Tribute to Achievements of the Society’s Newest Class of Fellows and Celebrate 100 Years of SMPTE Leadership and Innovation
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that this year — the Society’s centennial year — it will elevate 16 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industry, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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IABM responds to ongoing industry skills shortage with innovative training offers
IABM responds to ongoing industry skills shortage with innovative training offersIABM responds to ongoing industry skills shortage with innovative training offers Online courses and Partner initiative will help bridge the skills gap IABM announced today that it is offering two online broadcast and media technology training courses to those who want to learn at their own pace and at the time and location that they choose, and has also launched a ‘Partner’ initiative to enable IABM members to partner with their customers by passing IABM training places on to those that they supply with equipment and services. Subsiding or giving award-winning complimentary training to end-users to enhance products and services offerings can bring benefits to all.
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V Rig Makes Debut at IBC 2016
V Rig Makes Debut at IBC 2016Matthews Studio Equipment known for creating innovative state of the art Technology That Complements Your Imagination for the entertainment industry will introduce their first support entry for the VR market at IBC 2016, Building 12 G-71.
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Matthews Studio Equipment to Focus on INFINITY ARM at IBC 2016
Matthews Studio Equipment to Focus on INFINITY ARM at IBC 2016Matthews Studio Equipment known for creating innovative state of the art Technology That Complements Your Imaginationfor the entertainment industry will feature the exciting new – and very popular INFINITY ARM at IBC 2016, Building 12, G-71.
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Roundabout Entertainment Completes 4K Restoration of Zeffirelli's "Romeo & Juliet"
Roundabout Entertainment Completes 4K Restoration of Zeffirelli's "Romeo & Juliet"Facility partners with Paramount Pictures and Park Circus to restore 1968 classic in celebration of Shakespearean centenary.
Roundabout Entertainment recently collaborated with Paramount Pictures and Park Circus on a luminous, 4K restoration of Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 classic Romeo and Juliet. The restored film is currently enjoying a new theatrical run as part of Shakespeare Lives, a worldwide program of special events commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. The project was made possible through funding from the British Council and the British Film Institute.
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Cooke Optics Displays New Lenses at SET Expo 2016
Cooke Optics Displays New Lenses at SET Expo 2016SET EXPO, STAND 168 - Cooke to showcase new 35-140mm wide angle Anamorphic/i zoom lens,
new Anamorphic/i prime lenses.
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MSE Dutti Dolly Makes First Appearance at IBC 2016
Matthews Studio Equipment known for creating innovative state of the art Technology That Complements Your Imaginationfor the entertainment industry will be featuring James Saldutti’s DUTTI DOLLY for the first time at IBC 2016 in Building 12 – G71.
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Regional Emmy Awards Successfully Streamed to Facebook Live Using TVU Networks Video Transmission Integration
The Heartland chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recently held its regional Emmy® Awards Galasto recognize outstanding achievement in the television industry. With events held in both Denver and Oklahoma City on July 16th, the NATAS Heartland Regional Emmy® Awards were streamed to Facebook Live using TVU Networks’ TVUPack live videomobile uplink solution.
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Shooting Jungle 'Down Under' and in Colombia Puts Cooke Optics' Anamorphic/i Lenses to the Test
Shooting Jungle‘Down Under’ and in Colombia puts Cooke Optics’ Anamorphic/i lenses to the Test- DP Stefan Duscio shoots Greg McLean’s psychological thriller Junglewith a classic adventure film look
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Rodeo FX Helps Bring to Life Game of Thrones Season 6
Rodeo FX Helps Bring to Life Game of Thrones Season 6Rodeo FX produced 152 visual effects shots for eight episodes of season 6 of Game of Thrones, HBO’s epic fantasy drama. The studio’s work included a pivotal battle scene at the gates of Meereen. Over six months, and working on the kind of tight production schedule required for episodic TV, Rodeo FX delivered cinematic quality work, enhancing the magic for audiences around the world. The studio has been nominated for another Emmy Award for its work on Game of Thrones. It previously won Emmys for seasons 4 and 5.
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Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Adobe Premiere Pro.
Fisheye, super-wide angle, spherical and 360 panorama processing made easy!
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces RE:Lens™, a new set of tools for projection conversion and lens distortion correction. RE:Lens is vital for your super-wide, fisheye, spherical, and 360 panorama workflow and is now available for Adobe® Premiere Pro®, while continuing to be available for Adobe After Effects®.
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Alchemy Post Sound Garners Two Emmy Nominations
Alchemy Post Sound Garners Two Emmy NominationsAlchemy Post Sound co-founder, Foley artist Leslie Bloome has received two nominations 68th Emmy® Awards.
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Boris FX and Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha pro 5 and Preview 360° Virtual Reality Post-Production Tools at SIGGRAPH 2016
Boris FX and Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha pro 5 and Preview 360° Virtual Reality Post-Production Tools at SIGGRAPH 2016New mocha Pro 5 planar tracking plug-in brings efficient VFX workflow to Adobe, Avid and Nuke workflows.
Leading visual effects software developers, Boris FX / Imagineer Systems, will be showcasing the newest version of Academy award-winning planar tracking software, mocha Pro 5, at SIGGRAPH (booth 426) on July 26-28, 2016 in Anaheim, California. The recently released mocha Pro 5 is a major new update adding GPU-accelerated planar tracking for speed increases and the ability to run as a plug-in within host applications such as Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, After Effects® CC, Avid Media Composer and now NUKE from The Foundry. Additionally, the Boris / Imagineer team will showcase a new co-developed technology preview of 360° enabled virtual reality tools created to assist the emerging cinematic VR filmmaking market.
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Universal Parks & Resorts and Christie Sign Agreement
Christie will supply Universal Parks & Resorts with industry-leading projection systems for its Theme Parks and CityWalk locations in the U.S.
Universal Parks & Resortshas entered into a corporate partnership agreement with Christie®, which will see Christie delivering the latest projection technologies to Universal Parks & Resortsas the Official Projection System Provider. The agreement includes Universal Parks & Resorts’ Theme Parks and CityWalk complexes throughout the United States.
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Autodesk's SIGGRAPH 2016 Vision Series To Feature Presentations from "Star Trek Beyond"
Autodesk’s Vision Series at this year’s SIGGRAPH conference will feature an incredible slate of programming covering visual effects from the summer’s top films, and topics that range from VR workflows to production in the cloud. The sessions will take place on July 26-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Room 207 D and are open to the public.
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Edenspiekermann, One of Europe's Most Renowned Creative Design And Branding Agencies, Launches First U.S. Headquarters
Edenspiekermann, One of Europe's Most Renowned Creative Design And Branding Agencies, Launches First U.S. HeadquartersBerlin-based Edenspiekermann, one of Europe’s most renowned creative design and branding agencies, has opened its first U.S. headquarters, based in Santa Monica, CA.
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NBC Sports Group Partners with Hollywood Branding & Marketing Innovations Agency Troika
NBC Sports Group Partners with Hollywood Branding & Marketing Innovations Agency TroikaNBC Sports Group Partners with Hollywood Branding & Marketing Innovations Agency Troika, Unveiling Today a New and Authentic On-Air Graphics Package for The 145TH Open
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Edenspiekermann, One of Europe's Most Renowned Creative Design and Branding Agencies, Launches First U.S. Headquarters
Edenspiekermann, One of Europe's Most Renowned Creative Design and Branding Agencies, Launches First U.S. HeadquartersBerlin-based Edenspiekermann, one of Europe’s most renowned creative design and branding agencies, has opened its first U.S. headquarters, based in Santa Monica, CA.
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Cooke Optics Displays New Anamorphic/i Zoom Lens at IBC 2016
Cooke Optics Displays New Anamorphic/i Zoom Lens at IBC 2016Anamorphic/i, 5/i, S4/i and miniS4/i lens on display
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, will demonstrate the new 35-140mm zoom at IBC 2016, alongside a variety of Anamorphic/i, 5/i, S4/i and miniS4/i lenses on Stand 12.D10.
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Park Pictures Signs Director Laurent Chanez
Park Pictures Signs Director Laurent ChanezBicoastal production company Park Pictures has signed French director Laurent Chanez for U.S. and U.K. representation. All of Chanez’ emotionally-charged work – from stirring montages to adrenaline-pumping auto work to striking beauty spots – combines authenticity with artful composition. He has helmed spots for such top brands as Benetton, Nike, Lexus, L’Oréal, Hyundai, Sky TV, Pepsi and Peugeot, among numerous others. His widely heralded “Unhate” for Benetton was featured at the 2013 TED Conference and his spot for French fragrance “Flower by Kenzo” earned an Epica Award. Beyond commercials, Chanez has directed longer form content, including the short film “Forme,” which was an official selection at the Buenos Aires Film Festival and the Plantin-Paris Film Festival.
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SIGGRAPH 2016 Announces Award Winners and Highlights of 43rd Annual Computer Animation Festival
SIGGRAPH 2016 Announces Award Winners and Highlights of 43rd Annual Computer Animation FestivalSIGGRAPH 2016, the world’s largest annual event in computer graphics and interactive techniques, announces the winners — and highlights — of the 43rd annual Computer Animation Festival. With the tagline "Render the Possibilities," SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24–28 July 2016.
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AMIA and Alamo Drafthouse Team Up for Film Projection Workshop
AMIA and Alamo Drafthouse Team Up for Film Projection WorkshopThree-day Event Provides Film Projection Training and Insight from Industry Experts in Partnership with The Film Foundation
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) and Alamo Drafthouse, in partnership with The Film Foundation, will host a three-day film projection workshop offering expert-led training for managers, curators and projectionists in the proper presenting of 35mm film in theaters. The hands-on, educational event will be held August 22-24 in Austin, Texas, at the Alamo South Lamar location. Additional partners supporting the symposium include Kodak and Boston Light & Sound.
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Colorist David Cole Joins FotoKem Creative Services
Colorist David Cole Joins FotoKem Creative ServicesAddition to Team Underscores Company’s Filmmaker Focus
Senior Colorist David Cole has joined FotoKem’s Creative Services Division, deepening the facility’s digital intermediate talent bench. The move underscores FotoKem’s focus on serving the creative community with top-tier artists and technology experts. One of Cole’s first projects, based at FotoKem’s Burbank headquarters, will be Legendary’s upcoming Kong: Skull Island.
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Boris FX/Imagineer Systems: BCC 10 for Apple Now Shipping
Boris FX/Imagineer Systems: BCC 10 for Apple Now ShippingNew BCC 10 for Final Cut Pro offers hundreds of professional FxPlug tools and creative effects in one complete package.
Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Apple. Following recent releases for Avid, Adobe and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, BCC 10 now delivers major new tools for visual effects, title design, digital beauty work, and image restoration to the Final Cut Pro timeline.
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Mobile Game Developer Signal Zero Taps Calabash For Animated “Oops! You Died” Trailer
Mobile Game Developer Signal Zero Taps Calabash For Animated “Oops! You Died” TrailerCreative Animation Studio Perfectly CapturesPopular Mobile Game's Distinct Look
Keeping little Giblet – the main character in the new mobile game “Oops! You Died,” from developer Signal Zero, San Francisco, CA -- alive is a lot harder than it looks, what with all the falling anvils, lightning bolts and even an udderly-confused cows. That’s the concept behind a trailer for the app featuring a ‘modern retro’ animated look from Calabash, the award-winning creative studio led by Creative Director Wayne Brejcha and Executive Producer Sean Henry.
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The Colonie Cuts Comedic and Hard-Hitting PSAs for AAD That Deliver a Serious Message
The Colonie Cuts Comedic and Hard-Hitting PSAs for AAD That Deliver a Serious MessageHY Connect Calls Upon Editor Tom Pastorelle and the Chicago-Based Editorial and Post Boutique's Full Roster of Services for the American Academy of Dermatology's Broadcast Campaign About the Dangers of Sun Exposure& Strategies for Prevention and Early Detection of Melanoma
The Colonie provided editorial, FX and finishing services for a pair of public service advertisements for the American Academy of Dermatology. The :60 spots feature sharply contrasting storylines and approaches to educating two high-risk demographics about the dangers of sun exposure and skin cancer: “Looking Good” targets men over 50 using a comedic scenario to communicate a strategy for early detection, while “Arms” tailors its message about prevention to young women between 14 and 18, using a touching story to educate them about the risks of tanning. HY Connect called upon the Chicago-based editorial and post boutique’s editor, Tom Pastorelle, to weave the footage into engaging vignettes that draw viewers into their stories and drive home these potentially life-saving messages.
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Director Martin Bell Revisits "TINY" with Nice Shoes Colorist Chris Ryan
Director Martin Bell Revisits "TINY" with Nice Shoes Colorist Chris RyanThe story of "Tiny" Erin Blackwell, spans over thirty years, with much of it having been documented by filmmakers Martin Bell and the late Mary Ellen Mark, first in their 1984 documentary, Streetwise, in a 2004 follow-up Erin, and again in their new film, TINY: The Life of Erin Blackwell. Nice Shoes colorist Chris Ryan graded the film with Bell, with whom he has worked on many projects, including documentaries Twins (2003), Alexander (2006), Prom (2010), as well as a series of short films for Novartis in 2013. Together, Bell and Ryan sought to establish a visual continuity between TINY and Streetwise, bringing together the looks of previously unseen 16mm footage along with recently captured digital footage. The film made its world premiere in the city where both films were shot, at the Seattle International Film Festival, and will make its East Coast debut as part of BAM Cinemafest on June 25th.
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Ed Ulbrich Joins Deluxe to Lead VFX & VR
Ed Ulbrich Joins Deluxe to Lead VFX & VRDeluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) announces that former Digital Domain CEO Ed Ulbrich has joined the company as President and General Manager, Deluxe Visual Effects, reporting to Deluxe CEO John Wallace. He will lead Deluxe's Method Studios and Iloura, and unify global VFX operations to extend the scale and capabilities of services for motion pictures and advertising. Ulbrich will also drive and grow Deluxe VR, a dedicated unit leading the creation of virtual and mixed reality experiences for entertainment, communications and commerce.
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ASC Elects Kees Van Oostrum as President; Officers Also Appointed
ASC Elects Kees Van Oostrum as President; Officers Also AppointedThe Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers has elected Kees Van Oostrum to serve as president of the organization. This is Oostrum’s first term, which will run for one year, beginning immediately. The ASC Board also selected its slate of officers. They include: Bill Bennett, Dean Cundey and Lowell Peterson as vice presidents; Levi Isaacs as treasurer; Fred Goodich as secretary; and Roberto Schaefer as sergeant-at-arms.
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ASC Elects Kees Van Oostrum as President; Officers Also Appointed
ASC Elects Kees Van Oostrum as President; Officers Also AppointedThe Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers has elected Kees Van Oostrum to serve as president of the organization. This is Oostrum’s first term, which will run for one year, beginning immediately. The ASC Board also selected its slate of officers. They include: Bill Bennett, Dean Cundey and Lowell Peterson as vice presidents; Levi Isaacs as treasurer; Fred Goodich as secretary; and Roberto Schaefer as sergeant-at-arms.
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AFI Honors John Williams with 44TH AFI Life Achievement Award
AFI Honors John Williams with 44TH AFI Life Achievement AwardPresenters Included J.J. Abrams, Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg
Composer John Williams was honored with the American Film Institute's (AFI) 44th Life Achievement Award on Thursday, June 9, in an evening filled with music and memories from his treasured collaborators, including J.J. Abrams, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. This marked the first time in history that America's highest honor for a career in film was bestowed upon a composer. The televised special, AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN WILLIAMS, will air on TNT June 15 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT), followed by an encore presentation on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM) on September 12 during a night of programming dedicated to Williams.
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SIGGRAPH 2016 VR Village will Celebrate "SUMMER OF VR" with Unprecedented VR & AR Installation
SIGGRAPH 2016 VR Village will Celebrate "SUMMER OF VR" with Unprecedented VR & AR InstallationSIGGRAPH 2016, the world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, will celebrate "The Summer of VR" with an unprecedented number of experiential and cutting-edge Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality installations, during this year's conference. A conference where attendees can "Render the Possibilities," SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24–28 July 2016.
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Rising Sun Pictures Extends Its Mastery over Time in "X-Men: Apocalypse"
Rising Sun Pictures Extends Its Mastery over Time in "X-Men: Apocalypse"Visual effects studio tops its award-winning effort in previous X-Men movie with explosive Quicksilver 'Extraction' sequence.
X-Men: Apocalypse, the latest entrant in Twentieth Century Fox’s popular superhero franchise, features more time-bending magic from Australia’s Rising Sun Pictures. The visual effects studio contributed to several key sequences in the film, most notably an electrifying scene where Quicksilver (Evan Peters) uses his hyper-speed ability to rescue students from an exploding mansion.
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Boris FX / Imagineer Ship mocha Pro 5 with New Plug-in Options for Avid Media Composer and Adobe Creative Cloud
Boris FX / Imagineer Ship mocha Pro 5 with New Plug-in Options for Avid Media Composer and Adobe Creative CloudNew release of mocha Pro planar tracking and masking software delivers GPU acceleration and streamlined workflows for editing, visual effects, and post-production.
Imagineer Systems launches mocha Pro 5, a major new product release of the Academy-Award winning planar tracking, masking, object removal, and image stabilization software.
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Colorfront Express Dailies 2016 Unleashes More Raw On-Set Power at Cine Gear Expo
Colorfront Express Dailies 2016 Unleashes More Raw On-Set Power at Cine Gear ExpoExpress Dailies 2016 delivers trendsetting in-production support for UHD HDR workflows
Colorfront, the Academy® and Emmy® Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, will showcase the groundbreaking capabilities of its new Express Dailies 2016 system for Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) image-processing in on-set dailies workflows, during Cine Gear Expo 2016, c/o ALT Systems and Sony.
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The Jim Henson Company At Licensing Expo 2016
The Jim Henson Company will be returning to Licensing Expo, under the guidance of Federico San Martin, Vice President of Global Consumer Products.
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Vicon Launches Two New Cameras to Boost the Flexibility of Motion Capture
Vicon Launches Two New Cameras to Boost the Flexibility of Motion CaptureVero and Vue harness Vicon’s industry-leading technology to offer users even more value
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced the launch of two new cameras, Vero and Vue. The new cameras will join Vicon’s flagship camera, Vantage, to form a new product family. Vero is an optical high-resolution camera range, offering a new level of power, performance, flexibility and value for money in the motion capture market. Vue is the industry’s first full High Definition synchronised video camera, providing clear and precise video footage in the mocap volume.
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Wildside Selects WCPMedia Services for Cloud-Based Asset Management and Virtual Streaming for “The Young Pope”
Wildside Selects WCPMedia Services for Cloud-Based Asset Management and Virtual Streaming for “The Young Pope”Internationally-produced television series uses platform to share dailies&edits with producers and trailers with target buyers.
The television series The Young Pope¸ a joint production by Sky, HBO and Canal Plus, produced by Wildside and co-produced by Haut et Court and MediaPRO, is currently using WCPMedia Services’ virtual screening room and collaboration platform to share media during production and post, and to deliver trailers to target buyers.
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Anton/Bauer is the First to Offer an Air Travel Discharging Solution for Li-Ion Battery Users
Anton/Bauer is the First to Offer an Air Travel Discharging Solution for Li-Ion Battery UsersBrand Now Offers Two Solutions to IATA’s New Travel Restrictions
Anton/Bauer, a premier provider of mobile power solutions for the broadcast, film and video industries, a Vitec Videocom brand, and part of Vitec Group, plc, has updated their Performance Quad Charger to satisfy new regulations set by the IATA. The new function makes the Performance Quad Charger the only charger on the market which allows the user to discharge a battery to any level, including the level specified in the new IATA regulations.
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The Post Production Event of the Year, "Sight, Sound & Story" Returns to New York City on June 11th
The Post Production Event of the Year, "Sight, Sound & Story" Returns to New York City on June 11thLegendary Academy Award-winner Anne V. Coates, ACE heads this year's lineup of celebrated VFX artists and editors
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop, the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, today announced their all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for its annual one-day event, Sight, Sound & Story, held this year on June 11, 2016 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway at Columbus Circle. "Sight, Sound & Story is one of the few events that brings together the community to celebrate the art of visual storytelling. This year's panels include a look at visual effects artists, television's golden age, and groundbreaking documentaries. The event culminates with legendary editor Anne V. Coates, ACE's acclaimed career including The Elephant Man, Out of Sight, Unfaithful, Becket, In the Line of Fire, and the Oscar winning Lawrence of Arabia," says Josh Apter, owner of Manhattan Edit Workshop. "Our mission each year is to entertain, educate and provide our audience with unprecedented access and insight from some of today's greatest story tellers."
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Cooke Optics Displays a Host of New Lenses at CineGear Expo 2016
Cooke Optics Displays a Host of New Lenses at CineGear Expo 2016Cooke showcases new 35-140mm wide angle Anamorphic/i zoom lens, new
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, will present a range of its latest lenses at Cine Gear LA Expo running from June 2-5 2016 at The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood.
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Steven Spielberg to Present John Williams with AFI Life Achievement Award
TNT to Premiere AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN WILLIAMS on June 15th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Steven Spielberg will present John Williams with the American Film Institute's (AFI) 44th Life Achievement Award. This marks the first time in AFI history that America's highest honor for a career in film will be bestowed upon a composer. Williams' career will be celebrated at the private Gala Tribute on June 9, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA. The televised special, AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN WILLIAMS, will air on TNT on June 15 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/ PT), followed by an encore presentation on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM) on September 12 during a night of programming dedicated to John Williams. This marks the fourth year the Emmy®-winning AFI special has aired on Turner networks.
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Post-Production Toolsets From Adobe, Facilis & Boris FX/Imagineer At May Editors' Lounge
Post-Production Toolsets From Adobe, Facilis & Boris FX/Imagineer At May Editors' LoungeThe Editors’ Lounge returns Friday, May 20th with presentations on all the latest post-production toolsets from Adobe, Facilis Technology and Imagineer Systems, mocha Pro. The event is hosted by AlphaDogs Post Production located at 1612 W Olive Ave., Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 pm and is free to attend. Attendees are asked to bring their favorite beverage with complimentary food provided by the Editors’ Lounge.
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The Foundry Supports Learning and Development with Free Version of MARI
Leading creative software developer The Foundry has today announced the launch of MARI Non-commercial. The free, non-watermarked version of the company's Academy Award®-winning 3D texture painting software allows artists to work on personal projects and learn at their own pace.
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World'S First Live-Action Uncompressed 4K 120Hz
World'S First Live-Action Uncompressed 4K 120Hz7thSense Design Infinity Media Server Serves World's First Live-Action Uncompressed 4K 120Hz Per Eye 3D Test and Dailies Screenings for Ang Lee
As three-time Academy Award-winner Ang Lee shot his upcoming film "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk", the director relied on the Delta Infinity Media Server from media serving experts, 7thSense Design, throughout the production for test and dailies screenings. “4K, 3D, 120 FPS capture gives extraordinary clarity to a film,” said Ang Lee. “It allows us to explore new ground in cinema and engage the audience on a more emotional level.”
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AFI Announces Full Slate of AFI DOCS 2016 Films
94 Films from 30 Countries Include Three World Premieres Screening June 22–26 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD
Today, the American Film Institute (AFI) announced the slate of films for AFI DOCS 2016, running June 22–26 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD. The 14th edition showcases 94 films representing 30 countries, including three world premieres, seven North American premieres, three U.S. premieres, 12 East Coast premieres and one international premiere. AFI DOCS 2016 screenings will take place in Washington, DC, at the Newseum and the Landmark E Street Cinema, and in Silver Spring, MD, at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.
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VFX Producer Chad Hudson Joins FuseFX
VFX Producer Chad Hudson Joins FuseFXVeteran Visual Effects Producer Chad Hudson, whose credits include The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, has joined FuseFX. Based at the company’s Los Angeles facility, Hudson becomes part of a diverse production team that is creating effects for Fox’s Sleepy Hollow and pilots for CBS and Amazon, as well as other upcoming television projects.
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