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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rising Sun Pictures Artists Win Two VES Awards for "X-Men: Days of Future Past"
News: Rising Sun Pictures Artists Win Two VES Awards for "X-Men: Days of Future Past"Studio’s work on the film’s Quicksilver “Kitchen” scene also nominated for an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award.
Rising Sun Pictures artists were honoured with two awards last night at the 13th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards in Los Angeles. CG Supervisor Dennis Jones won the VES Award for Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal/Live Action Motion Media Project for work on the film X-Men: Days of Future Past. He shared the award with Previsualization Supervisor Austin Bonang, Virtual Production Supervisor Casey Schatz and Cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel.
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Wendi McLendon-Covey to Host MUAHS Awards, Feb 14
News: Wendi McLendon-Covey to Host MUAHS Awards, Feb 14Wendi McLendon-Covey will host the Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS)honoring both make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater.
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Codex workflow popularity reflected in 2015 Awards season nominations -
News: Codex workflow popularity reflected in 2015 Awards season nominations -Codex digital recording and workflow products harnessed by 14 motion pictures in this year’s Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and ASC Awards nominations
Codex , the industry leader in high-end digital recording and workflow equipment for motion picture and TV production, today announced a dramatic increase in the number of motion pictures, nominated at the 2015 Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) awards, that used Codex products in their production and post production pipelines.
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Frankie helps Qoros cars take centre stage in Chinese desert
When your Los Angeles base of operations sits just off the world famous Hollywood Boulevard, you don't need to go far to get the best possible locations for your projects. Even so, Ingenuity Engine opted to take their project for Qoros Automotive to the car company's homeland of China.
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Winners Announced at Art Directors Guild Awards
"THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL," "BIRDMAN" and "GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY"
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Awards News - Marshland leads the Spanish Academy with 17 Goyas
News: Awards News - Marshland leads the Spanish Academy with 17 GoyasPost produced entirely using SGO's Mistika, suspense thriller Marshland is Spain's film of the year, nominated for seventeen Goya Awards. Best Special Effects nominee for his role as colorist and digital effects supervisor, Juan Ventura Pecellín remarked, Mistika's impressive capabilities helped us to achieve a 100% realistic look which was nothing less than spectacular.”
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ATLANTA’S JOHN SHARAF PHOTOGRAPHY INVESTS IN TWO VARICAM 35 4K CAMERA/RECORDERS FOR RENTAL/PRODUCTION
News: ATLANTA’S JOHN SHARAF PHOTOGRAPHY INVESTS IN TWO VARICAM 35 4K CAMERA/RECORDERS FOR RENTAL/PRODUCTIONCinematographer John Sharaf, principal of Atlanta digital production facility John Sharaf Photography, has purchased two Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders that are immediately available to the region’s burgeoning production community.
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Year Old Full Service VFX/Design Company Artemple-Hollywood Now Working on "Entourage," Names Karin Levinson EVP, Features and TV, and Enjoys Long-Standing Working Relationship with Award-Winning Director David Fincher
News: Year Old Full Service VFX/Design Company Artemple-Hollywood Now Working on "Entourage," Names Karin Levinson EVP, Features and TV, and
Enjoys Long-Standing Working Relationship with Award-Winning Director David FincherArtemple-Hollywood, a high-end, full-service Visual Effects and Design company specializing in the art of seamless and “invisible” visual effects work for feature films, television, commercials, themed entertainment, special venue projects, and original content creation, is marking its one year anniversary having produced visual effects work for one of last year’s most successful films, is currently producing visual effects for an upcoming studio feature, is commencing work on new projects, and has hired a noted industry executive.
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Media Links Accepts Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award for Contribution to Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 Interoperability
News: Media Links Accepts Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award for Contribution to Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 InteroperabilityMedia Global Links, the market leader in broadcast and network transport over IP solutions, graciously accepted a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award for Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 Interoperability, at the 66th Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy® Awards ceremony, hosted at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas on January 8, 2015.
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Sundance Film “Being Evel” Completed Using Blackmagic Cameras, Teranex and DaVinci Resolve
News: Sundance Film “Being Evel” Completed Using Blackmagic Cameras, Teranex and DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that the film “Being Evel” was shot using Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, and post production was completed using Teranex 2D Processors and DaVinci Resolve. Co created by “Jackass” star Johnny Knoxville, along with director, co creator and Oscar winner Daniel Junge, the documentary will make its world premier at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
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George Clooney, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Julie Bowen, Mayim Bialek, Margo Martindale And Tony Hale Among Presenters At The 19th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence In Production Design Awards
Online Applications for ADG Awards Media Credentials Are Now Available
George Clooney, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Julie Bowen, Mayim Bialik, Margo Martindale, Tony Hale, Darren Criss, Loni Love, Joey King and Tyler Oakley, among others, will be presenters at the 19th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards, ADG Council Chairman Marcia Hinds and ADG Awards producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly announced today.
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HitFilm 3 Pro - the only all-in-one editing, 3D and VFX software
Cutting edge post-production product released today
HitFilm 3 Pro, the latest video editing and visual effects software from FXHOME, is available to order today from hitfilm.com for just $299 (£229).
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HitFilm 3 Pro - the only all-in-one editing, 3D and VFX software
HitFilm 3 Pro, the latest video editing and visual effects software from FXHOME, is available to order today from hitfilm.com for just $299 .
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HOLLYWOOD COSTUME Exhibition Shines with ARRI L-Series
News: HOLLYWOOD COSTUME Exhibition Shines with ARRI L-SeriesARRI is proud to support the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' groundbreaking multimedia exhibition HOLLYWOOD COSTUME in Los Angeles with over 25 L-Series LED Fresnels. Curated by costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis, the show takes visitors on a journey that tells the story of costume design from early Charlie Chaplin to MAN OF STEEL. Lighting Designer Trevor Stirlin Burk was tapped to enhance the exhibition by illuminating the costumes and environment. Watch this video for an exclusive look at HOLLYWOOD COSTUME and listen to Burk explain how it was lit with the ARRI L-Series.
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Directors and New Appointments to the Board of Governors
With Industry Expertise and Previous Experience in SMPTE Leadership Roles, Appointees Are Positioned to Make Immediate Impact in New Positions
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 Board of Governors has named the Society's 2015 directors and has appointed new officers and governors to fill vacant positions.
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Fancy Film Post Services Installs Small Tree TitaniumZ Shared Storage to Meet Substantial Workload Increase
Academy Award-Winning Post House Sees Greater Flexibility with New System
With its workload doubling from the previous year, Academy Award-winning post shop, Fancy Film Post Services, installed the TitaniumZ-16 shared storage system from Small Tree to accommodate additional projects while improving project management. The affordable, Ethernet-based shared storage solution offers the team at Fancy Film greater flexibility and credibility, placing the small post shop on a level playing field with bigger facilities for future business opportunities.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2015 Board of Directors Officers; Mike Chambers Elected as Board Chair
News: Visual Effects Society Announces its 2015 Board of Directors Officers; Mike Chambers Elected as Board ChairMike Chambers Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2015 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2015 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was elected as Board Chair.
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Bob and Harvey Weinstein to Receive Motion Picture Showmen of the Year Award at ICG Publicists Awards, Feb 20
News: Bob and Harvey Weinstein to Receive Motion Picture Showmen of the Year Award at ICG Publicists Awards, Feb 20Publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) have named Bob and Harvey Weinstein as Motion Picture Showmen of the Year. They will be presented with their award at the 52nd Publicists Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 20.
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Cogswell College's Star Thief Studio Produces Original Short Animated Film and Interactive iPad Book App Entitled "Drawn Home"
News: Cogswell College's Star Thief Studio Produces Original Short Animated Film and Interactive iPad Book App Entitled "Drawn Home"Cogswell College's Star Thief Studio Produces Original Short Animated Film and Interactive iPad Book App Entitled "Drawn Home"
Cogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced that senior class students participating in the school’s “Star Thief Studio” project have created and produced an original short animated film and interactive iPad book app.
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Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Bob Newhart to be Honored at International Cinematographers Guild Publicist Luncheon, Feb 20
News: Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Bob Newhart to be Honored at International Cinematographers Guild Publicist Luncheon, Feb 20The Publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild have named Cheryl Boone Isaacs, President of the Motion Picture Academy®, as recipient of the President’s Award, and comedian Bob Newhart recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, to be presented at the 52nd Annual Publicists Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 20.
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Vicon's Motion Capture Bears Fruit For New Paddington Film
News: Vicon's Motion Capture Bears Fruit For New Paddington Film Vicon T40 cameras enable Framestore to carry out quality pre-visualisation for marmalade loving bear, Paddington
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced that its T-Series motion capture cameras were used on the recent feature film version of Paddington.
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Director Eric D. Howell's Short Film, "Strangers" Wins "Best Drama Award" at Santa Monica Film Festival (SMFF); "Strangers" Features Editorial & Post-Production By SPLICE®
News: Director Eric D. Howell's Short Film, "Strangers" Wins "Best Drama Award" at Santa Monica Film Festival (SMFF); "Strangers" Features Editorial & Post-Production By SPLICE®Director Eric D. Howell’s short film, “Strangers,” won the “Best Drama Award” at the Santa Monica Film Festival (SMFF).
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ASC Names Spotlight Nominees
News: ASC Names Spotlight NomineesThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has nominated three cinematographers for the Spotlight Award. This award is designed to recognize outstanding cinematography in features and documentaries that are typically screened at film festivals, internationally or in limited theatrical release. The winner will be announced at the 29th Annual ASC Awards on February 15, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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Rising Sun Pictures Shares Academy Award Nomination for "X-Men: Days of Future Past"
News: Rising Sun Pictures Shares Academy Award Nomination for "X-Men: Days of Future Past"Studio’s work on the film’s Quicksilver “Kitchen” scene also garners BAFTA, VES and AACTA nominations.
Rising Sun Pictures Visual Effects Supervisor Tim Crosbie is part of the team nominated for an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for the film X-Men: Days of Future Past. Crosbie supervised the team of RSP artists involved in creating the film’s exuberant “Kitchen” scene where time appears to stand still as the speedy Quicksilver darts about the Pentagon cafeteria to foil guards attacking a group of mutants. Also named in the nomination are Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora and Cameron Waldbauer.
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Sachtler Launches Premium Bags Range
News: Sachtler Launches Premium Bags RangeSachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec group company, has announced the launch of its new range of Premium Bags, in line with the phase out of the group’s Petrol Bags brand.
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Guillermo del Toro to Receive Distinguished Artisan Award at the MUAHS Awards, Feb 14
News: Guillermo del Toro to Receive Distinguished Artisan Award at the MUAHS Awards, Feb 14Guillermo del Toro, award-winning director, screenwriter, producer and novelist, will receive this year’s Distinguished Artisan Award from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild at their Awards ceremony, as announced today by Guild President Sue Cabral-Ebert.
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American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Barbra Streisand
News: American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Barbra StreisandAward-winning actress-director-producer-writer-singer Barbra Streisand will receive the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 2015 Board of Governors Award. The Oscar®-winning filmmaker and entertainer will be honored during the 29th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards gala here on February 15 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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Digital Domain Visual Effects Tools MOVA And Drop Receive Academy Awards®
Scientific and Technical Awards Committee honor the two groundbreaking technologies
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday, January 13 its recipients for the Scientific and Technical Awards. Among the honorees were the technologies only available at Digital Domain, MOVA, the facial performance capture system and Drop, the large scale destruction toolkit. Each year the Academy honors the behind the scenes innovations that have demonstrated over time a proven track record of making, significant contributions to and improving the process of, making motion pictures.
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Director Eric D. Howell’s Short Film, “Strangers” Screens at Santa Monica Film Festival (SMFF); Featuring Editorial & Post-Production From SPLICE®
News: Director Eric D. Howell’s Short Film, “Strangers” Screens at Santa Monica Film Festival (SMFF); Featuring Editorial & Post-Production From SPLICE®Director Eric D. Howell’s short film, “Strangers,” has been selected to screen at the Santa Monica Film Festival (SMFF) this weekend. The film features Editorial by Clayton Condit and post-production by SPLICE®.
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Canon U.S.A.’s Larry Thorpe Honored With Television Academy Lifetime Achievement Emmy® Award
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce today that Senior Fellow Larry Thorpe has received the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring an individual whose ongoing contributions have significantly affected the state of television technology and engineering. The award was presented during the 66th Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards ceremony in Las Vegas, NV.
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Nominees Announced for Art Directors Guild Awards
News: Nominees Announced for Art Directors Guild AwardsCeremony to Take Place January 31, 2015 at Beverly Hilton Hotel There is a TIE in the Awards or Events Special Category resulting in six Nominees
The Art Directors Guild today announced nominations in 11 categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos competing in the Art Directors Guild’s 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. The nominations were announced by ADG Council Chair Marcia Hinds and Awards co-producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly.The black-tie ceremony revealing winners will take place on Saturday, January 31, 2015, from the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host.
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Darren Aronofsky to be Honored with MPSE Filmmaker Award
News: Darren Aronofsky to be Honored with MPSE Filmmaker Award2015 MPSE Golden Reel Awards Set for February 15
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today announces that it will honor Academy Award-nominated director Darren Aronofsky with its annual Filmmaker Award. The director of Noah, Black Swan, The Wrestler and other films is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. He will be presented with the award at the 62nd MPSE Golden Reel Awards, February 15, 2015 in Los Angeles.
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Supervising Sound Editor Skip Lievsay to Receive MPSE Career Achievement Award
News: Supervising Sound Editor Skip Lievsay to Receive MPSE Career Achievement Award2015 MPSE Golden Reel Awards Slated for February 15th
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today announces that it will honor Academy Award-winning Supervising Sound Editor and Re-Recording Mixer Skip Lievsay with its 2015 MPSE Career Achievement Award. Lievsay, who won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing for his work on Gravity (with Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro), has contributed to nearly 150 films over the course of a career spanning more than 30 years. He has been a frequent collaborator of directors Joel and Ethan Coen, as well as Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, John Sayles and many others. Lievsay will receive the award at the 2015 MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony, February 15, 2015 in Los Angeles.
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Colin Broad launches TMC-1 Monitor Remote for Avid’s Pro Tools XMON
News: Colin Broad launches TMC-1 Monitor Remote for Avid’s Pro Tools XMONCB Electronics has launched the TMC-1 Remote for Avid’s Pro Tools XMON analogue monitoring unit, providing input selection, listen back, talk back and output selection for up to 8 audio channels via three easily accessible screens.
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Fourth annual Sun Valley Film Festival offers up innovative slate of world premiere movies, new programs, thought-provoking panels, and lively parties
News: Fourth annual Sun Valley Film Festival offers up innovative slate of world premiere movies, new programs, thought-provoking panels, and lively partiesThe Sun Valley Film Festival, recognized by USA Today as one of the “Great Places for a Film Festival,” will roll out the red carpet for filmmakers and movie lovers, March 4th-8th, 2015, to celebrate the art of filmmaking and provide another great reason to visit Hollywood’s original ski Shangri-La.
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Grass Valley Earns 2014 Engineering Emmy Award for Industry-Changing LDK 6000 Camera
On January 8, 2015, the Television Academy will present its 66th Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards in Las Vegas, and Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be one of only five recipients recognized for technical achievement. The LDK 6000 DPM CCD Multiformat HDTV Camera System, first introduced at the NAB Show in 2000 by Philips, which was subsequently acquired by Grass Valley, is being honored as a game-changer for its ability to capture multiple video formats and frame rates without physically changing the image sensor.
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Boris FX to Acquire Imagineer Systems to Form Visual Effects Developer Powerhouse
News: Boris FX to Acquire Imagineer Systems to Form Visual Effects Developer PowerhouseStrategic acquisition merges leading visual effects software developer with Academy Award-winning creator of motion tracking and rotoscoping tools
Boris FX, the expert in integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Imagineer Systems Ltd., the UK-based developer of the exclusive Planar Tracking™ and masking tools.
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Chainsaw Builds on a Legacy of Excellence in Servicing Awards Shows
News: Chainsaw Builds on a Legacy of Excellence in Servicing Awards ShowsHollywood post facility provides editorial and other services for some of the most popular awards shows on TV, including the Academy Awards, The Kennedy Center Honors and the Golden Globes.
The arrival of the New Year marks the start of Awards Season in Hollywood as various groups and organizations gear up to honor the best achievements of the previous year. It’s a busy time for many companies in the industry, from caterers and fashion designers to talent agencies and publicity firms. Among those most caught up in the frenzy is Chainsaw. The post production facility, a division of The SIM Group, provides creative editorial and other post production services for many of the season’s most popular awards shows, including the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards.
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Paul Maibaum Reflects on SONS OF ANARCHY & Tools for 7 Seasons
News: Paul Maibaum Reflects on SONS OF ANARCHY & Tools for 7 SeasonsHit Series Has Relied on Vitec Videocom Brands for All Seven Seasons
As the acclaimed FX series Sons of Anarchy nears its finale, director of photography Paul Maibaum, ASC continues to rely on solutions from Anton/Bauer, Litepanels, and OConnor during the production’s stage and location shoots in Southern California. The DP and his crew have trusted the gear to perform throughout all seven seasons of this hit show.
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Visual Effects Society Names Ridley Scott Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award; to be Presented at VES Awards Feb 4, 2015
News: Visual Effects Society Names Ridley Scott Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award; to be Presented at VES Awards Feb 4, 2015Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, named multiple award-winning director-producer Ridley Scott 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 13th Annual VES Awards on February 4, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Imagineer Systems Celebrates a Successful Year with Annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale
News: Imagineer Systems Celebrates a Successful Year with Annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday SaleFrom November 26 through December 1, receive 30% off all mocha Pro sales, including all upgrades from bundled versions plus node-locked and floating licenses
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The Tiffen Company Releases Major Upgrade to Its Tiffen Dfx Digital Filter Suite
News: The Tiffen Company Releases Major Upgrade to Its Tiffen Dfx Digital Filter SuiteNew Tiffen Dfx 4 now also supports digital intermediate workflows; adds historical photographic processes and motion picture film stocks to its collection of features and capabilities
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, has announced the release of the highly-anticipated version 4 of the multiple award-winning Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite. A powerhouse among special effects software, Tiffen Dfx 4 delivers even more illustrious video and still image effects to its already extensive package. Version 4 adds OFX plug-in support, making it compatible with digital intermediate programs Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve and Assimilate Scratch, as well as the high-end Nuke visual effects program from The Foundry. The feature-rich Tiffen Dfx 4 upgrade also includes support for Sony Vegas NLEs as well as 12 new visual effects filters, 93 new historical photographic processes, 30 new motion picture film stocks, a dramatic speed increase in GPU acceleration, state-of-the-art floating point precision for a non-destructive workflow, and vivid Retina display support for Mac.
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ASC Names TV Nominees
HBO's Game of Thrones Leads the Pack
Highlighting excellence in television cinematography, the American Society of Cinematographers has named its nominees for the organization’s 29th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. The winners will be announced on February 15, 2015, at a gala held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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Canon Cinema EOS Products Capture Sebastian Junger’s The Last Patrol
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Academy Awardâ-Nominated director Sebastian Junger and cinematographer Rudy Valdez chose Canon EOS Digital Cinema cameras and lenses for their new documentary The Last Patrol, the third installment of Junger’s trilogy of war documentaries. The pair of filmmakers relied on the Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema camera to capture The Last Patrol, which premiered on HBO on November 10, 2014 and is currently airing on HBO.
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HitFilm 3 Pro
An entire post-production studio in one product
FXHOME has announced that the latest version of its cutting-edge video editing and visual effects software, HitFilm 3 Pro, is now available for pre-order.
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IABM hosting Technical Emmy® webinar
News: IABM hosting Technical Emmy® webinarTrade association seeks to assist organizations in getting technical achievements recognized
IABM announced today that it is hosting an interactive webinar delving into the requirements for winning a technical Emmy® Award. The webinar is taking place on November 20, 2014 at 11am and is titled The Road to Winning a Technical Emmy®. The session will explore the scope of the Outstanding Achievement in Technology and Engineering Development award, including the nomination process, committee selection procedures and a review of the Emmy usage policy.
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"RON AND LAURA TAKE BACK AMERICA" TAKES HOME FOUR AWARDS AT INDIE FEST USA / Mockumentary Wins Best Comedy, Best of Festival, Best Director & Best Actress
The executive producers of “Ron and Laura Take Back America” announce today that their feature won four awards including “Best Comedy” and “Best of Festival” at the Indie Fest USA International Film Festival. Wins also include “Best Director” and “Best Actress” (Markham). Written and directed by its co-stars, the comedy team of Mel England (“Little Big Top”) and Janice Markham (“Grandma Sylvia’s Funeral”), the film also stars Golden Globe Best Actress Nominee Irene Bedard (“Into the West”), Jim J. Bullock (“The New Hollywood Squares”), and features a celebrity cameo by Academy Award Best Actress Nominee Sally Kirkland.
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In demand Erica Carroll keeps busy with recurring roles on CW's Supernatural and Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart
News: In demand Erica Carroll keeps busy with recurring roles on CW's Supernatural and Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the HeartRising star Erica Carroll, best known for her recurring role on the long-running CW series Supernatural and Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart.
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The Neumann U47 fet is Back!
News: The Neumann U47 fet is Back!The 1960s and 1970s are considered to be one of the most innovative periods in the history of music. Many sound concepts of this pioneering time are currently being rediscovered and are regarded as a great enrichment – particularly in the digital audio world. The interplay among studio technologies of different generations forms the basis of unprecedented freedom for new sound experiments.
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Cogswell College Student Wins "Best Horror Game Design" Contest Held By Ares Magazine
News: Cogswell College Student Wins "Best Horror Game Design" Contest Held By Ares MagazineCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique, project-based curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced that one of its students was the winner of the “Best Horror Game Design” Award from Ares Magazine. A media vehicle for short stories in the fantasy and sci-fi genres, each issue of Ares Magazine is delivered to subscribers along with a new game.
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Kickstarter To Help Academy Award®-Winner Barrie M. Osborne Fund His Latest Film “Talk Is Cheap”
Donors Contributing $1 Will Receive An On Screen Producer’s Credit
Barrie M. Osborne, the Academy Award®-winning producer whose credits include some of the biggest blockbusters of all-time, among them The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Matrix, has turned to Kickstarter to help fund Talk Is Cheap, an important environmental-themed family drama for writer, director, and producer Jim Jarrett.
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Emerging Cinematographer Judy Irola Wins Nat Tiffen Award 2014 for Excellence in Cinematography Education
News: Emerging Cinematographer Judy Irola Wins Nat Tiffen Award 2014 for Excellence in Cinematography EducationPresented by the International Cinematographers Guild, professor and department chair at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts is honored for excellence in cinematography education
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, congratulates Judy Irola, professor and Conrad Hall Chair of Cinematography at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, who is the honored recipient of this year’s Nat Tiffen Award for Excellence in Cinematography Education. The award was presented as a part of the International Cinematographers Guild’s Emerging Cinematographer Awards.
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Art Directors Guild to Induct Three Production Designers Into Hall of Fame at 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, Jan. 31
News: Art Directors Guild to Induct Three Production Designers Into Hall of Fame at 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, Jan. 31Three legendary Production Designers – John Gabriel Beckman, Charles Lisanby and Walter H. Tyler – will be inducted into the Art Directors Guild Hall of Fame at the Guild’s 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards ceremony to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 31, 2015, as announced today by ADG Council Chairman John Shaffner and Awards Producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly.
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Colorfront Transkoder Delivers The Cutting-Edge At SMPTE 2014
News: Colorfront Transkoder Delivers The Cutting-Edge At SMPTE 2014Colorfront continues leadership in UHDTV and IMF/DCP mastering capabilities
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, will set new performance standards and demonstrate a host of cutting-edge features for Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) post production, plus IMF authoring and DCP digital cinema mastering, during SMPTE 2014, Hollywood, CA, 20-23 October (Colorfront booth #311).
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PING develops new G30 clubs with Vicon motion capture system
News: PING develops new G30 clubs with Vicon motion capture systemVicon T-Series system delivers speed and accuracy for golf club manufacturer
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced that PING deployed a Vicon motion capture system to help design its new G30 family of golf clubs. Using a Vicon T-Series system and Nexus software, PING was able to analyse in unmatched detail how a club behaves during a golf swing, helping the company produce the optimal design for the highly acclaimed G30 driver.
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Submissions Open for Make-Up & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
News: Submissions Open for Make-Up & Hair Stylists Guild AwardsIATSE Local 706 Awards to be Held Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Paramount Studios Theatre
Submissions for the 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 open today, October 16, 2014. Submissions will be made online at www.local706.org. This year's Awards will take place on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Paramount Studios Theatre. The official announcement came from IATSE Local 706 President Sue Cabral-Ebert.
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SMPTE Technical Sessions and Exhibitions from IBC2014
During IBC2014, more than 50 SMPTE members were speakers during technical sessions, and more than 107 SMPTE sustaining members exhibited products and technologies. Based in a stand within the IBC Partnership Village, the Society's own participation included support for initiatives such as the popular Rising Stars program, which gave new entrants to the broadcast industry the opportunity to meet top industry experts across a series of specially staged sessions and events.
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humble Signs Director David Rosenbaum
News: humble Signs Director David Rosenbaumhumble today announced that David Rosenbaum has joined its directorial roster. Rosenbaum is an acclaimed director known for his technical savvy and adept skill at blending live action and CG. He joins humble from Caviar, where he wrote and directed sci-fi short film "The Trail's End" which recently premiered at the prestigious LA Shorts Fest.
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SMPTE to Receive Prestigious Farnsworth Award at 66th Primetime Emmy Engineering Award Ceremony
Television Academy Will Recognize SMPTE for Its Significant Impact on Television Technology and Engineering
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, has been announced today as the recipient of the esteemed Philo T. Farnsworth Award by the Television Academy. The award, which will be presented at the 66th Primetime Emmy® Engineering Awards Ceremony Jan. 8, 2015, during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, honors an agency, company, or institution whose contributions over time have made a significant impact on television technology and engineering.
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Panasonic VariCam 35 and VariCam HS Ship
News: Panasonic VariCam 35 and VariCam HS ShipPanasonic today announced the immediate availability of its highly-anticipated VariCam models, the VariCam 35 and VariCam HS.
The VariCam 35's superb image handling in multiple formats ranging from pristine 4K RAW to more practical 4K, UHD, 2K, HD and ProRes capture formats make it an unparalleled tool for high-end filmmaking, commercials and episodic production as well as live 4K events. With high-speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps, the companion 2/3" VariCam HS produces extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications.
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BLACK AND WHITE Panel at NOFF Will Go Behind the Scenes
News: BLACK AND WHITE Panel at NOFF Will Go Behind the ScenesFotoKem, a returning sponsor of the New Orleans Film Festival, will present a panel discussion with the production team behind the making of Black and White, starring Academy Award® winners Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer. The film, making its U.S. premiere, opens the festival on October 16.
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Visual Effects Society Names Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonso as VES Summit Keynote Speaker
Academy Award-winning VFX Artists, Cinematographers and Production Designers Headline Visual Imagery Panel; Industry Leaders Host 14 Interactive Business Roundtables
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, announced Victoria Alonso, Executive Vice President of Visual Effects and Post Production, Marvel Studios as Keynote Speaker at its 6th annual Summit, Networking and Visual Imagery Evolution.” The interactive forum on Saturday, October 18th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to explore the dynamic evolution of visual imagery and illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem solving in a TED Talks–like atmosphere.
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Calabash Animation Captures 3D Magic For Flutterbye
News: Calabash Animation Captures 3D Magic For FlutterbyeAward-Winning Animation Studio Blends CG With Live Action To Capture Fairytale World Of Popular Line Of Girls Toys
For toys as unique as the Flutterbye flying fairies, an equally dramatic ad is as important as double AA batteries. That’s why Spinmaster, makers of Flutterbye, reteamed with Calabash Animation to make “The Magic Is Brighter” – a new :30 ad that expertly blends CG animation and live action in a whimsical new spot aimed at girls whose eyes still widen at the thought of fairies and pixiedust.
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David Fincher’s Gone Girl, edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CC by two-time Academy-award winning editor Kirk Baxter, ACE
What: David Fincher’s Gone Girl marks another milestone for Adobe Premiere Pro CC. The film, which opens in theatres on Oct. 3, is the first major Hollywood feature film cut entirely in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, and is already getting rave reviews. The post-production company made the decision switch from Final Cut Pro and use Premiere Pro CC because of its tight integration between Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC, which allowed multiple editors and VFX artists to work on the same project. And, Premiere Pro CC was able to play back 6K files in real-time for VFX review.
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Athena Studios Names Vince De Quattro Executive in Charge of Production
News: Athena Studios Names Vince De Quattro Executive in Charge of ProductionDe Quattro is Former 32TEN Studios and Academy of Art University Executive
Athena Studios, an Emeryville, CA-based company specializing in animation for film and multimedia clients, has named Vince De Quattro as the company's new Executive in Charge of Production. The announcement was made today by Jon V. Peters, Founder of Athena Studios.
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Imagineer Systems Celebrates the Season with its Annual Halloween Video Contest
mocha users are invited to show off their filmmaking tricks for a chance to win software treats from Imagineer Systems, Boris FX, FXHome, Rampant Design, Red Giant and Digital Anarchy
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® planar tracking technology, is again on the lookout for the year’s most horrifying, or most hysterical, Halloween short film. The Halloween-inspired videos will win a number of software prizes from Imagineer Systems and contest partners Boris FX, FXHome, Rampant Design, Red Giant and Digital Anarchy.
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Digital Domain Names Joanna Capitano to Vice President of Features
Academy Award®-winning digital production company Digital Domain announced today that VFX Executive Producer, Joanna Capitano has been elevated to the position of Vice President of Features. In the new role, Capitano will continue to work closely with studios and clients to develop new business as well as overseeing the executive producers in the features division.
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SMPTE® to Honor Recipients of Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship at SMPTE 2014
Award Ceremony Is Among SMPTE Initiatives Supporting and Recognizing Student Education and Participation in Motion-Imaging Field
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 the Society's 2014 Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship will be presented Oct. 23 during the SMPTE 2014 Honors and Awards Ceremony, supported by IMAX. The ceremony will mark the conclusion of the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014), held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California.
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Shane Hurlbut’s 26-City Cinematography Tour
Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C., has announced his highly anticipated filmmaking tour, The Illumination Experience. This tour is ideal for any filmmaker seeking industry insight on cinematic lighting and cinematography. Shane’s Illumination Experience will be traveling to 26 North American cities from September 14 to November 16, 2014.
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Cogswell College in Silicon Valley Hosts 16th Annual "Animation Show of Shows" Event
News: Cogswell College in Silicon Valley Hosts 16th Annual "Animation Show of Shows" EventCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique, project-based curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, hosted the 16th Annual Animation “Show of Shows” event at its campus on Sept. 25th.
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Camerimage Film Festival Reveals Juries for 2nd Annual 3D Films Competition
CAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, has assembled a distinguished roster of esteemed individuals from the world of cinema to serve as jurors in its 3D Films Competition category. The popular 3D Films Competition returns for the second year to the Festival, which takes place November 15th – 22nd in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
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OTOY releases OctaneRender™ 2.1 with Community-Requested Features and Scriptable Nodes for Developers to Go Beyond Graphics
Lighting layers, Undo function, and improved sampling make the best GPU renderer even better
Cloud graphics pioneer, OTOY Inc., today announced the availability of OctaneRender™ 2.1, the latest version of its advanced real-time rendering software with several improvements and community-requested features. Previewed at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference and 2014 NAB Show, the new version includes:
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Cinec Awards Honor ARRI AMIRA and ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphics
News: Cinec Awards Honor ARRI AMIRA and ARRI/ZEISS Master AnamorphicsARRI was honored with two major awards at the 2014 Cinec show in Munich on September 22. The ARRI AMIRA documentary style camera and ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lenses both garnered Cinec statuettes. The awards were presented by the Society of CineTechnik Bayern e.V. (CTB, formerly Bavarian Society for the Advancement of Film Technology), and awarded to innovative products and developments in motion picture technology.
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American Society of Cinematographers To Honor Four Outstanding Filmmakers
News: American Society of Cinematographers To Honor Four Outstanding FilmmakersJohn Bailey, Bill Roe, Phil Méheux and Matthew Leonetti to be Feted at Annual ASC Awards
John Bailey, ASC; Bill Roe, ASC; Phil Méheux, BSC; and Matthew F. Leonetti, ASC will be recognized by their fellow cinematographers during the 29th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement on February 15, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Century City. Bailey will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, Roe the Career Achievement in Television Award, Méheux earns the International Award, and Leonetti will be recognized with the Presidents Award.
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Phosphene Partners with Cinemax to Create Visual Effects for Director Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick” Starring Clive Owen
News: Phosphene Partners with Cinemax to Create Visual Effects for Director Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick” Starring Clive OwenFor the critically acclaimed Cinemax series, “The Knick,” helmed by Academy Award-winning and Emmy-winning director Steven Soderbergh (“Traffic,” “Side Effects,” HBO's "Behind the Candelabra") and starring Academy Award and Emmy-nominated actor Clive Owen (“Closer,” “Children of Men,” HBO's "Hemingway & Gellhorn"), Phosphene, the lead VFX house, created effects that ranged from complex character augmentation to detailed period set extensions, medical enhancements and period anachronisms.
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International Cinematographers Guild Names Special Awards Recipients
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has announced the recipients of special awards as part of the ICG’s Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA). The special awards will be presented during the ECA opening event at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Los Angeles on September 26. The 18th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards ceremony will be held at the Directors Guild of America Theater on September 28, where actress Stefanie Powers will be a guest speaker.
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Codex Develops Recording And Workflow For New ARRI Alexa 65 Large Format Camera
News: Codex Develops Recording And Workflow For New ARRI Alexa 65 Large Format CameraCodex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, has collaborated with ARRI to develop the recording and workflow system for ARRI’s new, ground-breaking ALEXA 65 large format camera. Codex has worked closely with ARRI to create a high-performance, in-built camera recorder plus an on-set and near-set data management system, which combine to deliver streamlined camera-to-post workflow for the ALEXA 65 camera – The Vault Lab 65.
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cinec 2014 - International Trade Fair for Cine Equipment and Technology, which will take place in Munich, Germany, from 21 - 23 September 2014
When images on the big screen take one’s breath away, it is often partly due to the technology which is behind the screen, and often “Made in Germany”. Every two years filmmakers and technicians meet in Munich for one of the most important Trade Fairs of the industry, cinec which honors the most outstanding innovations in the area of film production.
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RE:Vision Effects Releases RE:Match for Sony Vegas Pro with Automatic Color Matching for Multiple Shot and Multicam Shoots.
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of RE:Match™ for Sony® Vegas ® Pro, taking intuitive color matching to a whole new level by addressing common color problems when using multiple shots and/or multiple cameras.
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American Cinematographer Honors Gordon Willis with Commemorative Issue
News: American Cinematographer Honors Gordon Willis with Commemorative IssueMagazine’s October Edition Includes 46-Page Tribute to the Legendary Artist
The prolific career and life of the legendary Gordon Willis, ASC will be the focus of American Cinematographer magazine’s October issue, which will include never-before-published excerpts from a conceptual memo on The Godfather, a pictorial spread featuring rare behind-the-scenes photos with Willis’ own comments, and personal memories from his collaborators and peers.
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COLORFRONT TRANSKODER 2014 Goes 8K
News: COLORFRONT TRANSKODER 2014 Goes 8K
Showcase for industry-first, real-time 60FPS 8K & S3D 4K system
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, today broke performance barriers with the announcement of Colorfront Transkoder 2014, the automated, standalone system for high-quality digital file conversion, now featuring ground-breaking real-time 8K and 3D4K capabilities.
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7 Deadly Sins (with Zak Mulligan and Matt Allard) on the Go Creative Show
News: 7 Deadly Sins (with Zak Mulligan and Matt Allard) on the Go Creative ShowInterview with Award-winning Cinematographer Zak Mulligan
Zak Mulligan is an award winning cinematographer and director of photography for countless feature films, music videos, commercials and more. His latest project, the Morgan Spurlock documentary series “7 Deadly Sins” is possibly one of the most visually stunning documentary shows on tv. In this episode of the "Go Creative Show", Zak and Ben Consoli discuss Zak's Academy Award nominated film “Open Heart” and his experiences screening a film at Sundance. They also cover Zak's vast commercial and music video career as well as his advice for aspiring cinematographers. And of course, they will dive deep into his gear package and geek out about cameras, lighting and more.
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L5 Portable LED Fresnel Now Available Worldwide
News: L5 Portable LED Fresnel Now Available WorldwideOrders are already being fulfilled worldwide for the recent addition to ARRI’s L-Series, the compact and lightweight L5. The L-Series started with the L7, an LED Fresnel that provides the same light qualities as a traditional tungsten Fresnel, but with the added features of full CCT tuneability and color selection. The L5 now extends this successful line of products, offering the same outstanding features as the L7, but in a smaller, more portable form.
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Goldcrest Post Adds High End Picture Finishing with DaVinci Resolve
News: Goldcrest Post Adds High End Picture Finishing with DaVinci ResolveLondon’s Goldcrest Post continues the expansion of its Academy Award and BAFTA winning post production services with the addition of three new digital intermediate (DI) theatrical grading suites featuring DaVinci Resolve.
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