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SMPTE® Hollywood Section and VES of Los Angeles to Explore Augmented Reality at Joint June Meeting
SMPTE® Hollywood Section and VES of Los Angeles to Explore Augmented Reality at Joint June Meeting
Joint meeting, scheduled for Thursday, June 22, to examine the rapidly evolving field of augmented reality
(Los Angeles, CA--June 16, 2017) The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, and the Visual Effects Society Los Angeles Section will conduct a joint meeting, scheduled for Thursday, June 22, to examine the rapidly evolving field of augmented reality (AR).
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Bluefish444 Releases New IngeSTore Software Version
Bluefish444 Releases New IngeSTore Software Version
New CODEC and Edit-While-Record capabilities
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI, HDMI & ASI video I/O cards and mini converters for the professional video industry, has released IngeSTore version 1.1, which is now available free from the Bluefish444 website.
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MAXON Cinema 4D and CV-VR Cam Software Inspire Virtual Reality Film Satire, EXTRAVAGANZA
MAXON Cinema 4D and CV-VR Cam Software Inspire Virtual Reality Film Satire, EXTRAVAGANZA
Filmmaker Ethan Shaftel Leverages Popular 3D Solutions to Streamline VR Workflow; Film Starring Paul Scheer and John Gemberling to Make European Premiere at “NEXT” VR Program During the 2017 Cannes Film Festival
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, animation, painting and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce EXTRAVAGANZA, a new virtual reality (VR) short film satire directed by Ethan Shaftel, leverages the company’s acclaimed Cinema 4D software and its CV-VR Cam dedicated plug-in for rendering virtual reality (VR) content.
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Dawn of War III Game Cinematic and Cutscenes Completed using Fusion Studio
Dawn of War III Game Cinematic and Cutscenes Completed using Fusion Studio
Fusion Studio enables a brand new approach to its VFX pipeline, allowing the studio to streamline its 3D characters and environments into a 2.5D compositing setup
Blackmagic Design today announced that Axis Animation used Fusion Studio for its work on the game cinematic and cutscenes for the latest real time strategy game from Relic Entertainment and SEGA Europe, Warhammer® 40,000®: Dawn of War III®.
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HP Announces DreamColor Cinema 4K 31" and 24" Displays, Secure Mobile Workstations
HP Announces DreamColor Cinema 4K 31" and 24" Displays, Secure Mobile Workstations
Cinema 4K resolution and award-winning DreamColor technology sets the gold standard for color accuracy; Built for creative visionaries, the new HP ZBook line-up delivers desktop power in a sleek, mobile design
Today at NAB, HP Inc. announced a true Cinema 4K display, arming color professionals with new features, like color-critical accuracy and automatic calibration, to produce the films and animations of tomorrow. Designed in collaboration with top visual effects and animation studios, the new HP DreamColor Z31x Studio and HP DreamColor Z24x G2 displays are enabling artists, photographers and filmmakers to do what they do best – create – without having to worry about lackluster display performance.
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 Local Hero use Bluefish444 for 4K Netflix Content Creation
 Local Hero use Bluefish444 for 4K Netflix Content CreationCalifornia-based digital intermediate and feature finishing company, Local Hero, have been part of the feature film industry since 2006. With over 120 prestige indie credits such as Captain Fantastic, Dope and Pitch Perfect, Local Hero has been innovating in their field for over 10 years, specialising in making digital films of any budget look their best.
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Bluefish444 Releases New IngeSTore Software Version
Bluefish444 Releases New IngeSTore Software Version
New CODEC and Edit-While-Record capabilities
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announces IngeSTore version 1.1, is now available free from the Bluefish444 website. IngeSTore is Bluefish444’s free multi-channel capture software compatible with all Bluefish444 video cards. It captures multiple simultaneous channels of 3G/HD/SD-SDI to popular media files for archive, edit, encoding or analysis.
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Bluefish444 to Demonstrate Advanced 4K HDR Support with the Latest Versions of Adobe Video Tools
Bluefish444 to Demonstrate Advanced 4K HDR Support with the Latest Versions of Adobe Video Tools
See GPU accelerated 4K HDR workflows with Bluefish444 KRONOS and the Adobe Creative Cloud video tools at NAB Show 2017
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, will demonstrate advanced 4K HDR support with the latest versions of the Adobe® Creative Cloud® CC video apps at NAB Show 2017 utilising the all new Bluefish4444 KRONOS video, audio and data I/O card.
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Bluefish444 Showcases NewTek Connect Pro, 4K NDI™ Workflows
Bluefish444 Showcases NewTek Connect Pro, 4K NDI™ Workflows
NDI-compatible Bluefish444 SDI cards send and receive 4K video and audio over IP to support interconnected production workflows
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the highest quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI & ASI video cards and mini converters in the professional video industry, today announced it will demonstrate at NAB Show 2017 a 4K live production workflow utilising the NewTek Connect Pro application with Bluefish444’s Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ video card to capture 4K SDI and encode in real time to NDI for production use.
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Bluefish444 Updates Support for CasparCG 2.1
Bluefish444 Updates Support for CasparCG 2.1
Bluefish444 support for the popular CasparCG Server updated
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video I/O cards for Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems, have updated support for CasparCG Server with Bluefish444 Epoch video I/O devices.
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Morro Data Accelerates Media Collaboration with “Cache and Sync” Appliance
Morro Data Accelerates Media Collaboration with “Cache and Sync” Appliance
Files Are Stored in the Cloud, Cached Locally, and Synced Globally with low cost units
Morro Systems, an innovative developer of file transfer and storage solutions, will introduce Morro Data for production and post-production at NAB Show in Las Vegas. Morro Data combines the speed and convenience of networked storage with the scalability, flexibility and economy of the cloud to make it easy to sync, share, transfer and save data across sites and between business partners. The service is tailored to small and medium sized workgroups and businesses, including companies involved in production, post-production, editorial, visual effects, animation, design and other data-intensive applications, delivering the features and performance of an enterprise level solution at a fraction of the cost starting at under $998 per location.
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FOR-A to Debut FT-ONE-LS-12G Full 4K Super Slow-motion Camera
FOR-A to Debut FT-ONE-LS-12G Full 4K Super  Slow-motion Camera
Company will also introduce VRCAM-NX sensor less virtual studio/on-air graphics system and RFC-ONE real-time flash corrector
At the upcoming NAB Show, FOR-A will debut the next generation high-speed full 4K camerain its FT-ONE series, the FT-ONE-LS-12G. Designed specifically for fast-paced sporting events, the FT-ONE-LS-12G offers high-quality image performance, even in low light conditions that are often found in sports stadium venues and can prove troublesome for most high-frame-rate cameras.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors to Host “Rogue One” Super Session at NAB
Motion Picture Sound Editors to Host “Rogue One” Super Session at NAB
Sound and visual effects artists reveal the secrets to the magic of the box office smash
The visual effects and sound artists from Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound will describe their roles in creating cinematic magic for last year’s blockbuster hit Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in a special Super Session at The 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Hosted by the Motion Picture Sound Editors in partnership with NAB, the Super Session, The Force Returns: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” is slated for Wednesday, April 26th at 2:00 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Upper S222.
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DDB's Integrated Campaign for Dairy Farmers of Canada Leverages Powerful Animated Short from Gentleman Scholar
DDB's Integrated Campaign for Dairy Farmers of Canada Leverages Powerful Animated Short from Gentleman ScholarCreative production company Gentleman Scholar recently teamed-up with DDB Canada and Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) to produce the beautifully animated, 3.5-minute short film at the heart of a new integrated campaign to help elevate the quality perception of Canadian cheese. The campaign officially launched this week, with the short debuting on the brand's YouTube channel together with several :15 and :06 cut-down versions. The short also lives on the campaign's https://www.CanadianCheese.ca microsite.
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Bluefish444 and Christie Demo Projection Mapping at NAB Show 2017
Bluefish444 and Christie Demo Projection Mapping at NAB Show 2017
Bluefish444 Epoch card and Christie Boxer 4K30 projector form winning combination
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industryís highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD video I/O cards for the Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems, is partnering with Christie for a projection mapping demonstration at NAB Show 2017.
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Visual Effects Society Launches New Signature Print and Digital Publication
Visual Effects Society Launches New Signature Print and Digital Publication
Definitive Global VFX Platform Heralds Society’s 20th Anniversary – VFX Voice
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the visual effects industry’s professional global honorary society, premiered the inaugural issue of VFX Voice, the organization’s new signature print and digital magazine. VFX Voice is a quarterly printed publication, and the web version is now live at www.vfxvoice.com. (To get the ful magazine experience online, go to “Digital Edition” and use the ful screen view). In addition to housing the digital edition, the site wil be a robust platform of news and features between issues. The editorial focus of the magazine wil have a wide global landscape: feature films, TV, commercials, music videos, animation, theme parks, virtual reality, gaming, new media and industry trends, and wil celebrate the VES, its diverse membership and sections around the world. In addition to industry circulation, VES members wil receive the publication as a benefit of membership.
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BenQ Ships Industry's First Color-Critical Monitor With Single-Cable USB-C Connectivity
BenQ Ships Industry's First Color-Critical Monitor With Single-Cable USB-C Connectivity
New PD2710QC 27" QHD IPS LED Display Features 100% sRGB As Well As Advanced Darkroom, CAD/CAM and Animation Modes
BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, has launched a new 100% sRGB and Rec. 709 monitor offering an impressive range of features that help creative professionals craft exceptional detail in stunning color. The new PD2710QC is the world's first design monitor to include a USB-C™ Docking Station for MacBook and PC users, allowing designers to charge devices, transfer data, transmit audio and video, and connect to the internet, all through the convenience of a single cable.
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Cineversity announces new "Perception Guide to FUI" tutorial series
Cineversity announces new "Perception Guide to FUI" tutorial series
Pioneering Motion Graphics Studio Reveals Design Techniques and Tips to Help Cinema 4D Artists Create Cinematic Visions of the Future
MAXON is pleased to announce the “Perception Guide to Fictional User Interface ”, a comprehensive tutorial series for its Cineversity training and resource site. Created by the New York City-based Perception motion graphics studio creative team, the tutorials are designed to help CG artists learn the technical aspects of creating futuristic motion graphics imagery.
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Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.5 for Maya
Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.5 for Maya
Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.5 for Maya Fast Adaptive Lights and Major GPU Rendering Improvements Now Available in Latest Update
Today, Chaos Group released V-Ray 3.5 for Maya, a major update to its Academy Award-winning CPU and GPU production renderer. Used on recent television and film projects including The Fate of the Furious, Beauty and the Beast, and Stranger Things, this update brings faster rendering, more responsive look development and added realism to high-end VFX and animation projects.
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Broadcast Pix Partners with NewBlue to Add Motion CG Software to Broadcast Pix Switchers
Broadcast Pix Partners with NewBlue to Add Motion CG Software to Broadcast Pix SwitchersBroadcast Pix™ today announced an agreement with NewBlue, an innovative titling and video effects company based in San Diego, to include its high-end CG engine in Broadcast Pix integrated production switchers. Titler Live powered by NewBlueFX produces resolution independent 3D text and graphics, as well as motion graphics animations. Broadcast Pix will demonstrate its new graphics capabilities at the 2017 NAB Show (Booth SL9721), which runs April 24-27 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Footage.net Teams with Leading Footage Companies for NAB Exhibit
Footage.net Teams with Leading Footage Companies for NAB Exhibit
Footage.net's 2017 NAB exhibition will feature a diverse group of leading footage companies, including ABCNEWS VideoSource, Bridgeman Footage, FootageBank, Global ImageWorks, HOsiHO, INA and Reelin' in the Years Productions, offering NAB attendees an introduction to the world-class footage sources available for search and screening through Footage.net, the world's premier online platform for stock footage search and discovery.
(New York, NY--April 3, 2017) A select group of leading footage companies will take part in Footage.net's 2017 NAB exhibition, offering NAB attendees a unique opportunity to discover new footage sources, meet footage providers in person and delve into the ins and outs of locating, acquiring and using footage.
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MacVideo Promo Launches Free Pro Video Editor for macOS
MacVideo Promo Launches Free Pro Video Editor for macOS
Media 100 Suite: Fast, Professional, Easy-to-Use Video Editing for macOS
MacVideo Promo, a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for Mac video editors, announces the free immediate availability of Media 100 Suite v2.1.8, professional and easy-to-use video editing software for macOS.
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Robert Legato to Present Keynote at NAB Show 'The Future of Cinema Conference' Produced With SMPTE
Robert Legato to Present Keynote at NAB Show 'The Future of Cinema Conference' Produced With SMPTE
Emmy® and Academy® Award-Winning Visual Effects Supervisor Will Discuss 'Jungle Book, Photorealism, and the Bright Future of Filmmaking'
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 Emmy® and Academy® Award-winning visual effects supervisor Robert Legato will present the keynote at the 2017 NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Intersection of Technology, Art, & Commerce in Cinema," produced in partnership with SMPTE. The conference will take place April 22-23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Killer Tracks Launches New Production Music Label – ICON with 16 New Album Releases
Killer Tracks Launches New Production Music Label – ICON with 16 New Album Releases
Works from award-winning composers Frederik Wiedmann and Joel Goodman available for immediate licensing.
Killer Tracks, a premiere source for pre-cleared production music, today announces its new label ICON, featuring music for movie trailers, television promos, advertising, sports, games and other media. The initial release includes 16 albums created and produced by award-winning composers Frederik Wiedmann and Joel Goodman, founders of independent music producer ICON Trailer Music.
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Timber Welcomes Art Director Jon Lorenz & Digital Effects Supervisor Jeff Willette To Its Expanding Team
Timber Welcomes Art Director Jon Lorenz & Digital Effects Supervisor Jeff Willette To Its Expanding TeamTimber Creative Directors/Co-Founders Jonah Hall and Kevin Lau have welcomed Art Director Jon Lorenz and Digital Effects Supervisor Jeff Willette to the company’s expanding team. “Having freelanced with Timber on projects for the past year, I've concluded that the company is in a class of its own,” says Jon Lorenz. “More than just a working community, the team is a family with a shared pulse of growth, ambition and heart.”
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Leftchannel Creates Animated Technique for Netflix's AUDRIE & DAISY
Leftchannel Creates Animated Technique for Netflix's AUDRIE & DAISY
Documentary Received Prestigious 2017 Annie Award Nomination
Earlier this year, leftchannel received a prestigious Annie Award nomination for “Best Animated Special Production” for the Sundance hit and Netflix-acquired AUDRIE & DAISY. The team at leftchannel, led by Founder/Creative Director Alberto Scirocco, created a specific animation technique for the powerful documentary, currently streaming on Netflix.
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LightHouse Films Signs Director Anthony Pellino for U.S. Representation
LightHouse Films Signs Director Anthony Pellino for U.S. Representation
Up and Coming Director Brings Visually Stunning Direction to LightHouse Films
New York based commercial production company LightHouse Films is excited to welcome director Anthony Pellino to their award winning roster of directors. Based in New York, Pellino brings a unique and riveting style of directing to the LightHouse team by constantly striving to convey raw emotion through a cinematically surreal, yet highly authentic approach to filmmaking.
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Powersoft Creates Clever, Elemental Animated Video Campaign to Launch its Groundbreaking Quattrocanali Amplifier Family to a Sophisticated User Base
Powersoft Creates Clever, Elemental Animated Video Campaign to Launch its Groundbreaking Quattrocanali Amplifier Family to a Sophisticated User Base
Playful Cartoons Combine Practical Information with Captivating Visuals to Communicate Product Features and Installation Possibilities for Best in Class Series of Amplifier Products
Powersoft, a leading manufacturer of advanced power amplification technology, recently launched a playful — yet informative and practical — video campaign designed to inform new and existing customers of its latest series of groundbreaking amplifiers: Quattrocanali. The international campaign, which utilizes cartoons in a clever and informative narrative visual context, consists of four separate videos, each honing in on a key concept of the campaign's messaging: 'Seamless Integration', 'Effortless Installation', 'Greener Earth', and an 'overview' of the line.
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Registration for SIGGRAPH 2017 Now Open: Conference Chair Jerome Solomon Says Los Angeles Has "Arrived" As Hub for Digital Technologies
Registration for SIGGRAPH 2017 Now Open: Conference Chair Jerome Solomon Says Los Angeles Has "Arrived" As Hub for Digital TechnologiesRegistration is now open for SIGGRAPH 2017, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques. To register for this year’s event, which will be held 30 July–3 August 2017 in Los Angeles, please see http://s2017.siggraph.org/registration: this includes full week, single day, and exhibition only options.
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Nickelodeon Launches All-New On-Air Brand Refresh
Nickelodeon Launches All-New On-Air Brand Refresh
Nick’s New Look and Feel Comes as Net Is Experiencing Creative and Ratings Surge
Nickelodeon, the number-one kids’ network with the top-rated kids’ shows on all TV, is pairing this year’s fun-filled slime-fest, the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, with the debut of an all-new brand refresh of its on-air and online look and feel—one that reflects the play, surprise and imagination in kids’ lives and delivers on the net’s mission to help make the world a more playful place. Created with global branding and creative agency Superestudio, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nick’s new look focuses on the power of imagination via an array of kids interacting with the real world and Nick’s beloved characters in surprising and surreal mixes of live-action and graphics.
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Chaos Group Releases All-in-one Fluid Dynamics Plugin Phoenix FD 3 for Autodesk Maya
Chaos Group Releases All-in-one Fluid Dynamics Plugin Phoenix FD 3 for Autodesk Maya
Fire, Smoke, Liquid and Ocean Simulations Now Possible Directly in Maya; FLIP Solver Tops New Feature Set
Chaos Group has released Phoenix FD 3 for Maya, a major update to its all-in-one fluid dynamics plugin for Autodesk Maya. Phoenix FD supports a wide range of fluid simulations including smoke, fire, water and oceans, making it a popular choice for fast-paced television productions such as Arrow, Once Upon a Time and The Man in the High Castle. With a new FLIP liquid solver, plus a new fire and smoke solver, Phoenix FD 3 for Maya delivers realistic visual effects in shorter time frames.
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AUTFEST, the First Annual Film Festival Dedicated to Autism Awareness, Announces Its April 22-23 Program Line-Up
AUTFEST, the First Annual Film Festival Dedicated to Autism Awareness, Announces Its April 22-23 Program Line-Up
Presented by the Autism Society and AMC Theaters®, AutFest Celebrates “From Spectrum to Screen” in Orange County. Oscar®-Winners Ben Affleck and Pixar Filmmakers Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera To Be Honored.
AutFest, the first film festival solely dedicated to an autistic audience and filmmakers, today announced its official program selections for its first annual film festival celebrating autism awareness “from spectrum to screen.” Presented by The Autism Society, AutFest will screen over 10 feature films and short films that promote autism awareness and/or are made by autistic filmmakers. As previously announced, AutFest will also honor Oscar®-winning director, actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck and Oscar–winning Pixar Animation Studios’ filmmakers Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera (Inside Out). AutFest takes place Saturday, April 22 – Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the AMC Orange 30 in Orange, CA. Passes and tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at autfestasa.com.
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FOR-A Named Exclusive Distributor of ClassX Live 3D Graphics Line
FOR-A Named Exclusive Distributor of ClassX Live 3D Graphics Line
FOR-A Named Exclusive Distributor of ClassX Live 3D Graphics Line in North, Central and South America
FOR-A Corporation of America and ClassX announce today an exclusive sales and service agreement between the two companies. FOR-A America will now offer, on an exclusive basis, the ClassX solution of 2D/3D character generation and live motion graphics and playout software in North, Central, and South America. The agreement provides broadcasters and live event producers with the ability to create and play out ClassX real-time broadcast graphics integrated with FOR-A video switchers.
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LightHouse Films Signs New Northeast Representation
LightHouse Films has recently signed Sharon Lew of Lew & Co for Northeast representation. Sharon is a 20-year film, television, and media industry veteran who founded the New York-based Talent Management firm, Lew & Co. Her career includes collaborations with world-class visual artists, directors, brands, and production companies.
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Geoff Bailey Joins Alkemy X As Creative Director
Geoff Bailey Joins Alkemy X As Creative DirectorCreative content company Alkemy X has added Creative Director Geoff Bailey to its New York office. This move accents a noteworthy stretch of expansion in which Alkemy X almost doubled its staff and opened a new state-of-the-art production and post facility in New York City. The announcement comes on the heels of Alkemy X making headlines as the exclusive visual effects company on M. Night Shyamalan’s original thriller “Split,” which was the no. 1 film at the U.S. Box Office for three consecutive weeks.
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Xsens Indie Program brings motion capture to independent creators
Xsens Indie Program brings motion capture to independent creators
Xsens Indie Program brings mocap to the masses New initiative gives indie creatives access to Hollywood-grade motion capture technology
Xsens, the leading innovator in 3D motion tracking technology, has announced the Xsens Indie Program—a new initiative designed to democratize the use of its Hollywood-grade motion capture solutions.
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RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Nuke and Fusion Studio
RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Nuke and Fusion Studio
Fisheye, super-wide angle, spherical and 360 panorama processing and stabilization 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 The Foundry's Nuke and Blackmagic Design's Fusion Studio while continuing to be available for Adobe® After Effects® and Adobe Premiere Pro®.
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OptiTrack Introduces Active VR Tracking at GDC 2017
OptiTrack Introduces Active VR Tracking at GDC 2017
OptiTrack delivers the best active tracking solution ever built, with the lowest deployment cost for theme park scaled VR experiences
OptiTrack today introduced OptiTrack Active, a solution tailored specifically for out-of-home, theme park scaled virtual reality (VR) experiences. This advancement enables greatly simplified manufacturing and deployment efforts for large-scale, multi-user VR experiences. OptiTrack Active will be showcased using Oculus HMDs, Striker VR weapons, and MSI VR One Backpack PCs in the OptiTrack booth (#2002, South Hall) at the 2017 Game Developers Conference, held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco March 1-3.
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Autodesk Wins are Twofold this Awards Season
Autodesk Wins are Twofold this Awards Season
Autodesk Technology Helps Artists Create 2016’s Best Films for the 22nd Consecutive Year; Arnold Renderer Honored with a 2017 Sci-Tech Award
Artists from around the world used media and entertainment software from Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) for the 22nd year to help bring 2016's most popular films to the big screen. Autodesk also received recognition from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, earning a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (Sci-Tech) for the Arnold Renderer.
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64th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Winners Announced
64th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Winners AnnouncedThe Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 64th MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 23 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, interactive entertainment and other media. Supervising Sound Editor Scott Gershin presented the annual MPSE Filmmaker Award to Director Guillermo del Toro. Supervising Sound Editors Wylie Stateman and Shannon McIntosh presented the Career Achievement Award to Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Harry Cohen.
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LightHouse Films Signs Director Romain Quirot for US Representation
LightHouse Films Signs Director Romain Quirot for US Representation
Award-Winning French Director Brings Style, Humor, and Genius Artistic Direction to the U.S.
Commercial production company LightHouse Films based in NYC is excited to welcome director Romain Quirot, who will be represented exclusively in the North American market. Based in Paris, Quirot will bring his poetic, often light-hearted style of filmmaking to commercial and digital projects for LightHouse, expanding the company’s already versatile roster of directors.
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Bluefish444 Announces 4K/HD/SD Compatibility with Avmeda Marsis
Bluefish444 Announces 4K/HD/SD Compatibility with Avmeda Marsis
4K/HD/SD playout from Avmeda Marsis Playout Automation
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announces compatibility with Marsis Playout Automation from Avmeda. Marsis Playout Automation is a hybrid multi-channel 4K/HD/SD/IP automation solution, allowing both traditional baseband broadcasters and next generation online/IP-based TV customers, to use easily and effectively within their workflow.
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SynthEyes Adds Direct 360VR Solving
SynthEyes Adds Direct 360VR Solving
Plus Powerful New Lens Calibration System
Andersson Technologies LLC has released SynthEyes 1702, the latest version of its 3-D tracking and match-moving application for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. SynthEyes 1702 introduces two major new features: direct native omnidirectional 360°VR solving, and a new lens calibration system. 360VR solving is now integrated deeply into the SynthEyes solver, so that 360VR shots are solved without conversion to linear format. With the direct native approach, shots are tracked in the 360VR image format, and that omnidirectional data drives the solution.
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V-ray 3.5 For 3ds Max Up To 7x Faster; Introduces Adaptive Lights In New Update
Efficient Lighting Algorithm Tops List of Nine Major Features Added to Leading Renderer
Today, Chaos Group releases V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max, a free update to the leading CPU and GPU renderer. With the addition of nine major features and a number of performance improvements, V-Ray 3.5 is the fastest and most powerful version yet.
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BEN AFFLECK & PIXAR Filmmakers to Be Honored at AUTFEST Film Festival
Presented by the Autism Society and AMC Theaters®, AutFest Celebrates “From Spectrum to Screen” April 22-23 in Orange County
Oscar®-winning director, actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck joins Oscar–winning Pixar Animation Studios’ filmmakers Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera in receiving special honors at the 1st Annual AUTFEST International Film Festival presented by The Autism Society on April 22-23, 2017 at the AMC Orange 30 in Orange, CA. The announcement was made by Matthew Asner, VP of Development for The Autism Society.
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RED Digital Cinema Brings State of the Art Technology to USC
RED Digital Cinema Brings State of the Art Technology to USCElizabeth M. Daley, Dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, announced today that Red Digital Cinema has agreed to provide the School state of the art digital cinema cameras and accessories. Valued at $700,000, the cinema-style camera systems provided by RED will be used by students in the School's Division of Film & Television Production.
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Hollywood Studios and Others Join in Celebrating the Craft of Sound as Sponsors of the 64th Annual Golden Reel Awards
Hollywood Studios and Others Join in Celebrating the Craft of Sound as Sponsors of the 64th Annual Golden Reel AwardsLeading motion picture and television studios, independent producers, sound companies and technology developers are among the sponsors of the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 64th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony, slated for February 19th at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Netflix will serve as Presenting Sponsor of the event, which recognizes excellence in sound in motion picture, television, animation, documentary and interactive entertainment.
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Qube!'s Metered Licensing Keeps DHX Media Rendering Costs in Check
Qube!'s Metered Licensing Keeps DHX Media Rendering Costs in Check
PipelineFX's industry-leading render management software and new pay-per-minute licensing policy gives the international animation powerhouse an edge in today's competitive broadcast market
When you produce over 20,000 frames of fully rendered animation a night, every night, a delay of even minutes can be critical. To maintain its edge in today's competitive broadcast market, international animation powerhouse DHX Media relies on Qube!, PipelineFX's intelligent render management system. Thanks to Qube!'s scalability, DHX can use every machine at its disposal to ensure that shows like The Deep are delivered on time. And thanks to PipelineFX's innovative new metered licensing policy, it doesn't pay for the extra software licenses for a minute longer than it has to.
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Chaos Group's CG Garage Podcast Reaches 1 Million Downloads
Chaos Group's CG Garage Podcast Reaches 1 Million Downloads
Nerdist-Style Computer Graphics Podcast Features In-Depth, Personal Discussions with Some of the Top Minds in VFX, VR and Architecture
Today, Chaos Group Labs announces that CG Garage,the popular CG art podcast, has just hit its one-millionth download. Known for its unique stories, CG Garage now enjoys over 20,000 weekly listeners. New episodes can be downloaded or streamed every Monday.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 15th Annual VES Awards
Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 15th Annual VES Awards
The Jungle Book Leads Feature Film Wins with 5 Awards; Kubo and The Two Strings is Top Animated Feature Film; Game of Thrones and John Lewis: Buster the Boxer Score Broadcast and Commercial Wins
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, held the 15th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video games and special venues.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2017 Board of Directors Officers
Visual Effects Society Announces its 2017 Board of Directors Officers
Mike Chambers Re-­Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry's global professional honorary society, announced its 2017 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2017 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was re-elected as Board Chair.
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The Artery Contributes 3D Visual Effects to The Acclaimed Sundance Film Festival Selection "The Discovery"
The Artery Contributes 3D Visual Effects to The Acclaimed Sundance Film Festival Selection "The Discovery"Renowned Art + Technology company The Artery, which employs an award winning talent base of some of the most talented digital artists in the world to design, create and produce unique and compelling visual content across all screens, contributed over 70 visual effects shots to "The Discovery." The new film, which stars Robert Redford, Jason Segal and Rooney Mara, made its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
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The Foundry's Modo Live event comes to Gnomon
The Foundry's Modo Live event comes to Gnomon
Speakers To Share Stories and Tips for Game, Animation, Automotive, VR and Design Projects; Livestream Planned for February 9
On February 9, Modo users can learn from the masters at Modo Live, a free Foundry event held at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Games & Animation. Presentations from the six speakers will also be livestreamed, starting at 7:00 p.m. PST.
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Syndrome Studio Creates the Broadcast and On-Stage Graphics Packages for the 2017 "People's Choice Awards"
Syndrome Studio Creates the Broadcast and On-Stage Graphics Packages for the 2017 "People's Choice Awards"Syndrome Studio, an award winning creative studio specializing in design and animation for major entertainment, advertising and brand clients, has just created a comprehensive, on-air and on-stage graphics package for the 2017 "People’s Choice Awards." The awards show, which aired on CBS on January 18th, was the 7th consecutive year that Syndrome Studio worked closely with Mark Burnett Productions to create the broadcast and stage content for the event.
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SMPTE Partners With 2017 NAB Show to Produce the Future of Cinema Conference
SMPTE Partners With 2017 NAB Show to Produce the Future of Cinema Conference
Two-Day Conference During the 2017 NAB Show to Offer Expert Presentations on the Technical, Creative, and Business Drivers Shaping the Cinema Industry
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 released details about the 2017 NAB Show's "Future of Cinema Conference: The Intersection of Technology, Art, & Commerce in Cinema," produced in partnership with SMPTE. Scheduled for April 22-23 during the 2017 NAB Show, the conference will feature two full days of expert presentations delving into how technical innovation, artistic intent, and evolving consumption and business models will interact to shape the future of cinema.
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SIGGRAPH 2017 Seeks Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Submissions
SIGGRAPH 2017 Seeks Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Submissions
SIGGRAPH 2017 will be held 30 July–3 August 2017 in Los Angeles.
SIGGRAPH 2017, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, is seeking a diverse range of new Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (AR) submissions to be showcased during its upcoming annual conference. SIGGRAPH 2017 will mark the 44th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, and will be held 30 July–3 August 2017 in Los Angeles.
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Planar Systems Finalizes Acquisition of NaturalPoint
Planar Systems Finalizes Acquisition of NaturalPointPlanar Systems, a Leyard company, a leading worldwide provider of display systems, announced the finalization of the merger agreement with NaturalPoint, the global leader in optical tracking and motion capture solutions. The acquisition, which was announced on November 8, 2016, brings together leaders in complementary technologies to increase attention on the high growth and strategic opportunities in augmented and virtual reality and in other market segments like CAVEs, drone tracking, movement sciences, sports performance, computer visualization and animation.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2017 Golden Reel Nominations
Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2017 Golden Reel NominationsThe Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 64th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
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ACM SIGGRAPH Selects 2019 Conference Chair
ACM SIGGRAPH Selects 2019 Conference Chair
SIGGRAPH 2019 will take place in Los Angeles, Calif., 29 July - 2 August, 2019
ACM SIGGRAPH announces the selection of Mikki Rose, Fur Technical Director at Blue Sky Studios, as the SIGGRAPH 2019 Conference Chair. Rose, who chaired the Production Sessions during SIGGRAPH 2016 this past July in Anaheim, has been a longtime volunteer and active member of ACM SIGGRAPH over the last 15 years.
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ART DIRECTORS GUILD to Honor BRAD BIRD with Cinematic Imagery Award
ART DIRECTORS GUILD to Honor BRAD BIRD with Cinematic Imagery Award
ADG’s 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Celebrate “Return to Hollywood” on Saturday, February 11 at Ray Dolby Ballroom
Two–time Oscar®-winning filmmaker, director, producer, animator and writer Brad Bird, whose films have consistently reflected the highest quality of production design, will receive the prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award from the Art Directors Guild (ADG) at its 21st Annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards, announced today by ADG Council Chair Marcia Hinds and Awards Producers Thomas Wilkins and Thomas Walsh. The Awards, celebrating “Return to Hollywood,” will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland and will honor the prestigious spectrum of Bird’s extraordinary award-winning work.
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Nine Mile Circle’ Les Umberger Directs Wrestler Ric Flair in Hilarious Campaign for U.S. Auto Sales
Nine Mile Circle’ Les Umberger Directs Wrestler Ric Flair in Hilarious Campaign for U.S. Auto SalesWrestling legend Ric Flair stars as an over the top used car salesman in a new campaign for Georgia-based USAuto Sales. Atlanta creative boutique Nine Mile Circle produced and finished the three spots in which the 67-year-old strongman, known as “Nature Boy,” plays the flimflamming proprietor of Papa Flair’s Used Cars. In one, Flair boasts “we’re body slammin’ prices into the ground,” and then proceeds to dish out the same treatment to his hapless customers. US Auto Sales is offered as an alternative for people who’d rather avoid the arm twisting and stereotypical badgering from a shady used car dealer.
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Cartoon Saloon Optimizes 2D Animation Pipeline with Thinkbox Software’s Deadline
Cartoon Saloon Optimizes 2D Animation Pipeline with Thinkbox Software’s DeadlineTwo-time Academy and BAFTA Award nominee Cartoon Saloon delivers 2D animation projects with dazzling, critically acclaimed results. When the studio began work on Netflix original series “Puffin Rock,” Cartoon Saloon turned to Thinkbox Software’s Deadline to provide a solid render management backbone for its new pipeline. Based in Kilkenny, Ireland, Cartoon Saloon prides itself on creating major animated features outside traditional industry hubs; its Oscar-nominated “The Secret of Kells” (2009) was the first homegrown Irish animated film. The studio also keeps as much of its process in-house as possible.
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G'Audio Lab Unveils Advanced Audio Solutions for Cinematic VR and 360-degree Video, Ushering Sound Into A New Dimension
PRNewswire/ G'Audio Lab, the industry leader in interactive 3D audio solutions, today announced the official launch of G'Audio Works, a spatial audio plug-in for Digital Audio Workstation. During its beta period, Works proved to enable filmmakers and sound engineering professionals to provide life-like hearing experiences to the end user, by placing them in the soundscape and accurately reproducing the direction and position of sounds in a given environment.
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Colorist Dan Hermelin Joins Roundabout Entertainment
Colorist Dan Hermelin Joins Roundabout Entertainment
Seasoned post-production artist will apply experience in television and feature mastering, restoration and animation.
Versatile colorist Dan Hermelin has joined Roundabout Entertainment as the facility continues to build its talent pool and broaden its services for picture finishing and restoration. Hermelin arrives with more than 20 years of post-production experience and a resume spanning features, television and restoration project, the latter including re-masters of Jerry Maguire, Men in Black and The Deep. At Roundabout, he will continue to service a diverse clientele, including his current project, the animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Nickelodeon.
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DigitalGlue Opens New Atlanta Office in Film Studio
DigitalGlue Opens New Atlanta Office in Film Studio
Expands Services to Now Include TV Production and Post. New Facility will offer demos, training, post suites and more for flourishing ‘Hollywood of the South’ film and production community
DigitalGlue, a leading equipment, integration, and software development provider for the production and distribution of digital video, has announced a decisive move to open a new studio office in Atlanta — home to a burgeoning film and production community. With its innovative new space, DigitalGlue offers customers equipment demos, training, VR (Virtual Reality) and post production facilities, expanding beyond the company’s traditional role in broadcast contribution and distribution.
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Pixar Storyteller Matthew Luhn and Virtual Reality Pioneer Nonny de la Peña Headline New Conference at InfoComm 2017
Pixar Storyteller Matthew Luhn and Virtual Reality Pioneer Nonny de la Peña Headline New Conference at InfoComm 2017InfoComm International is pleased to announce that its new TIDE conference (Technology. Innovation. Design. Experience.), to be held for the first time at InfoComm 2017, will feature keynote speakers Matthew Luhn, one of the original story creators at Pixar, and virtual reality pioneer Nonny de la Peña. TIDE is a thought-leadership event for examining the strategic impact of audiovisual technology and the AV industry's role within the larger business and technology sectors.
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URSA Mini 4.6K Used for Live Footage and Video at 2016 Anime Expo
URSA Mini 4.6K Used for Live Footage and Video at 2016 Anime ExpoBlackmagic Design today announced that the URSA Mini 4.6K, as well as several Blackmagic Design live production products, were used to shoot interviews, live panels and marketing videos at 2016's Anime Expo convention in Los Angeles. Organized by the nonprofit Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), Anime Expo is the largest North American anime convention, garnering more than 100,000 attendees in 2016. Since its beginning in 1992, the convention has been held in locations such as Anaheim, San Jose, New York, and Tokyo, and since 2008 has been hosted each year at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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Crackanory Cinematographer Olly Wiggins Reinforces his Packed Rig with the OConnor 2560
Crackanory Cinematographer Olly Wiggins Reinforces his Packed Rig with the OConnor 2560
OConnor support offers considerably quicker set-up times and very fast repositioning.
Going between the gory streets of Ancient Rome, the dark recesses of outer space, and New York City in the 1940s, Crackanory takes viewers on a comedic journey through wickedly twisted and excitingly original storylines. As a critically acclaimed storytelling television series for adults, each episode of Crackanory features two 15-minute tales narrated by contemporary comedians and actors. With an eclectic mix of new stories every week, the show incorporates everything from live action to original music and animation – with the sets changing every time.
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ICG Publicists to Honor Jeffrey Katzenberg
ICG Publicists to Honor Jeffrey Katzenberg
Dreamsworks founder and head to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards Luncheon
Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of DreamWorks New Media, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 24, 2017.
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Visual Effects Society Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Launch of New Publication, VFX Voice
Visual Effects Society Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Launch of New Publication, VFX Voice
Inaugural Issue Slated for April 2017
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the visual effects industry’s professional global honorary society, announced the forthcoming publication of VFX Voice, the organization’s new signature print and digital magazine. In concert with the organization’s milestone 20th anniversary, the VES will begin publishing the magazine in April 2017. The editorial focus of the magazine will have a wide global landscape: feature films, TV, commercials, music videos, animation, theme parks, virtual reality, gaming, new media and industry trends, and will celebrate the VES, its diverse membership and 10 sections around the world. In addition to industry circulation, VES members will receive the publication as a benefit of membership.
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Cogswell College Joins Forces with AC Transit Designing Musical Scores, Digital Art, and Animation Depicting the Diversity of System's Route
Cogswell College Joins Forces with AC Transit Designing Musical Scores, Digital Art, and Animation Depicting the Diversity of System's RouteCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, joined creative forces with the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit). AC Transit is California’s third-largest bus agency, providing an average of nearly 200,000 daily passenger trips with 151 bus lines throughout its 364-square-mile service area.
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25th Annual Raindance UK Film Festival Call For Entries
25th Annual Raindance UK Film Festival Call For Entries
Raindance Film Festival invites UK and International producers and filmmakers to submit their films to its 25th edition that will take place from 20th September to 1st October 2017 in central London.
Raindance Film Festival invites UK and International producers and filmmakers to submit their films to its 25th edition that will take place from 20th September to 1st October 2017 in central London. The Raindance Film Festival aims to show the very best in new cinema from the UK and around the world and specialises in first-time directors and discovery.
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Blue Zoo delivers Redshift-rendered Christmas short in record time
Blue Zoo delivers Redshift-rendered Christmas short in record time
BAFTA-winning studio turns around festive animation in four weeks’ time
BAFTA Award-winning animation studio Blue Zoo has delivered a follow-up to its hugely popular 2015 Christmas sho​rt ​More Stuff. Featuring the mischievous elves from the original, the seasonal sequel ​No More Stuff was produced using the world’s fastest production-quality, GPU-accelerated renderer Redshift. Using the explosive action flick trailer forma​t, ​No More Stuff sees a vengeful Santa Claus return to enact revenge on his workshop staff, following the elves’ musical mockery of Christmastime extravagance.
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Slamdance 2017 Announces Special Screenings, Beyond Features, and Short Film Competitions
Slamdance 2017 Announces Special Screenings, Beyond Features, and Short Film Competitions
Slamdance Opening Night Film: World Premiere Of What Lies Upstream. Oscar Qualifying Shorts Program Features 24 World Premieres
Slamdance recently announced its Special Screenings, Beyond, and Shorts programs for their 23nd Film Festival. It is a bold selection of films from visionary filmmakers from across the globe. This year the festival will host 35 World, 9 North American and 10 US premieres within these programs.
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LightHouse Films Goes National
LightHouse Films Goes National
The NY-Based Production Company Has Signed New Representation on The West Coast, Midwest, and Southeast
Fast growing commercial production company LightHouse Films has signed new national representation as part of major expansion plans for 2017. Currently represented by SuperPowers (Angelina Powers and K.C. Gulino) in the North East, LightHouse Films has signed B Lush Creative (Deirdre Rymer & Associates) for the West Coast, Ann Asprodites for the Southeast and Texas, and Cathi Connor for the Midwest.
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On Qube! Student Training at Vancouver Film School
On Qube! Student Training at Vancouver Film School
Render Farm Management Software Lets VFS Students Take Charge of the School's Render Farm to Create International Award-Winning Visual Effects and Animation Projects
With over 5,000 international student awards to its name, Vancouver Film Schoolpacks some serious production firepower. The leading Canadian film school's render farm has more users than those of many commercial visual effects companies, and processes more individual projects than most feature animation studios. Yet rather than requiring its own team of dedicated render wranglers, VFS's farm runs efficiently enough to be overseen by students less than a year into their studies. The trick is teaching the kids the same render farm management solution used in the world’s top productions studios, PipelineFX’s Qube!.
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Kurt Oldman Scores Bryan Cranston's SuperMansion With Audient
Kurt Oldman Scores Bryan Cranston's SuperMansion With AudientBest known for working on film scores such as Guardians of the Galaxy and with a huge body of music under his belt, Kurt Oldman is a very happy Audient user. So when Audient asked him which of his latest endeavors he was most inspired by recently, his response was an interesting one. "I wrapped Flight 192 a couple weeks ago, and we're chipping away at Marvel's latest blockbuster," he says nonchalantly. "Right now though, I'm doing season two of Bryan Cranston's stop motion show: SuperMansion, which is just a blast for me."
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Jellyfish Pictures Taps Shotgun for VFX, Animation & Motion Graphics Workflows
Jellyfish Pictures Taps Shotgun for VFX, Animation & Motion Graphics WorkflowsJellyfish Pictures provides a full range of visual effects, animation and motion graphics services, and has earned BAFTA, Emmy and VES Award recognition for its work. Founded in 2001, the company currently operates out of three locations in London. The Noho studio handles live action film, TV and advertising projects like “Star Wars Rogue One,” “Black Mirror” or “Outlander,” and the Brixton outfit and recently opened Oval office specialize in animation, largely for children’s TV including BBC’s “Bitz n’ Bob” and “Floogals,” now available in the US. Shotgun has been part of Jellyfish’s workflow for a while, but they’ve recently integrated it more deeply using Shotgun’s Pipeline Toolkit to automate repetitive tasks, free artists’ time to create and enable more iterations.
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Experience creative production - and Gentleman Scholar - as never before at GentlemanScholar.com
Experience creative production - and Gentleman Scholar - as never before at GentlemanScholar.com
The new site was designed and directed by Campbell and Johnson and produced by Gentleman Scholar's Tyler Locke, with backend development by East of Western.
Creative production company Gentleman Scholar has just launched a new website at http://gentlemanscholar.com, where co-founders and co-creative directors William Campbell and Will Johnson and their colleagues are proud to offer a deep dive into the company, its full archive and the unique approaches that have brought it all to life.
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KOO-KI Uses Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio for Marui's Commercial
KOO-KI Uses Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio for Marui's CommercialBlackmagic Design today announced that Fukuoka-based production company KOO–KI produced a new set of commercials for Japanese department store giant Marui using Fusion Studio. KOO-KI consists of directors, CG directors, producers and CG/Motion graphic designers and offers planning, direction and production for TV commercials, campaigns, TV dramas, TV animation and apps. Their award winning work includes CG work for the "Universe of Nikon" museum, the opening movie for KONAMI's new baseball game and the planning and direction of the award winning drama "Mentai Piriri."
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Creative Director/Flame Artist Les Umberger Joins Nine Mile Circle
Creative Director/Flame Artist Les Umberger Joins Nine Mile CircleBoutique post-production house Nine Mile Circle has added creative director, Flame artist and finishing editor Les Umberger to its creative team. Umberger is an Emmy® Award-winning artist who brings experience with major brands and top agencies through past stints at West Coast shops Digital Domain and R!OT. His presence will allow Nine Mile to offer clients comprehensive post-production packages, encompassing creative editorial, color grading, visual effects, editorial finishing and sound at a level on par with companies in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.
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Future Media Concepts Announces the 2017 Editors Retreat Keynotes
Future Media Concepts Announces the 2017 Editors Retreat Keynotes
Editor 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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2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8
2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8
December 7–8, 2016, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Registration is now open for the 2016 National Drone Show, (www.nationaldroneshow.com), an exciting conference and expo featuring red-hot Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) video capture technology. Produced by NewBay Media, with Stampede returning as the event’s Gold Sponsor, this year’s show also features the launch of the first D.C. Drone Film Festival and an Advanced UAV Workshop produced by education partners Future Media Concepts and Sundance Media Group (SMG).
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EditShare Lands at Beach House Pictures in Singapore
EditShare Lands at Beach House Pictures in Singapore
EditShare media infrastructure eliminates content silos to bring continuity across media production workflow; Flow MAM, XStream EFS and Ark create tiered storage with extensive media sharing, production and automation capabilitie
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced today that Singapore-based Beach House Pictures has upgraded its legacy media infrastructure with EditShare media management solutions: EditShare Flow media asset management (MAM), 235 TB EditShare EFS XStream shared storage and EditShare Ark tape-based archiving.
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New Campaign Spot from BooneOakley and Wondersmith part of Bojangles® "Cinnamon Biscuit Returns" Launch
New Campaign Spot from BooneOakley and Wondersmith part of Bojangles® "Cinnamon Biscuit Returns" LaunchFans of Bojangles', the iconic restaurant brand, from across the Southeast are celebrating the return of its one-of-a-kind Cinnamon Biscuit. The news is spreading fast by word-of-mouth and via the brand's integrated #CinnamonBiscuitIsBack campaign, which includes a new :30 television spot produced by full-service independent agency BooneOakley and creative production company Wondersmith. The new "Cinnamon Biscuits" spot recently debuted on broadcast and cable outlets in major markets across Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee and Virginia.
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Sketch Blue Studio, Leading Motion Graphic Animation Firm President Tapped For WBTV Boca Board Of Directors
Michelle Esrig, President and Founder of Sketch Blue Studio, has been tapped to sit on the Board of Advisors for WBTV Boca, Boca Raton’s exclusive local broadcast affiliate. The WBTV Boca Board governs the overall execution of WBTV Boca’s mission in selecting members who are local leaders, who can positively impact the lives of people residing in Boca Raton and beyond. Esrig will serve on the programming committee as well as the network’s Creative Director and Sketch Blue Studio will function as the network’s production team.
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Multi-Award Winning Producer Lawrence Cumbo Joins Pixeldust Studios to Expand its Entertainment Division
Award-winning producer Lawrence Cumbo has joined Pixeldust Studios, a multi Emmy Award-winning, digital animation and broadcast production studio helmed by Ricardo Andrade, to expand its Entertainment Division. Cumbo brings to Pixeldust an active development slate comprised of over 30 projects. The announcement was made by Ricardo Andrade, President & Creative Director, Pixeldust Studios, and by Lawrence Cumbo, whose new title is Senior Vice President of Development & Content, Pixeldust Studios.
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Royal Shakespeare Company's "The Tempest" Brings First Real-Time Digital Character to a Shakespeare Performance
Royal Shakespeare Company's "The Tempest" Brings First Real-Time Digital Character to a Shakespeare Performance
First use of a completely digital character in a live RSC stage production, made possible through the use of Xsens real-time, MVN motion capture technology
For the first time since its debut in 1611, William Shakespeare’s The Tempest can be seen onstage with all the wonder and magic that the author dreamed of, thanks to a new collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Intel and in association with The Imaginarium Studios. The performance includes the first use of a completely digital character in an RSC production, made possible through the use of Xsens’ real-time, MVN motion capture technology.
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Famous Frames Unites with The Napoleon Group to form FamousFrames@Napoleon
Famous Frames Unites with The Napoleon Group to form FamousFrames@Napoleon
Noted talent agency for storyboard artists combines with creative production company and industry leader in test spots and animatics to launch exclusive joint venture.
Famous Frames and The Napoleon Group have announced a new strategic partnership that represents a merger of their respective and highly-regarded offerings in both storyboard art and animatics and test spot production. The announcement was made jointly by Spiro Kafarakis, Chief Operating Officer of The Napoleon Group, and Mark C. Miller, President, of Famous Frames. The new bi-coastal association will operate under the name FamousFrames@Napoleon.
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NewBlueFX Launches New Version of Flagship Video Titling Tool
NewBlueFX Launches New Version of Flagship Video Titling Tool
Titler Pro 5 includes over 60 improvements to make titling more efficient than ever before
NewBlue Inc., a leading provider of video titling technology, effects, and transitions, today announced the newest version of their flagship titling tool, Titler Pro 5. Titler Pro 5 accelerates titling by delivering an easy-to-learn and familiar workflow with a wide range of pre-built templates and animations, compatible with the top non-linear video editing programs.
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RT Software introduces integrated 2D graphics and playout solution
RT Software introduces integrated 2D graphics and playout solutionRT Software, a worldwide provider of real-time graphics solutions, has announced the launch of tOG-2d Pro, a powerful single box 2D graphics solution. tOG-2d Pro features integrated playout control, high quality graphics and preview options and is ideal for applications requiring standard overlay graphics for sports, news or entertainment. The solution is built on the success of the company’s established tOG-3d platform and provides customers with an extremely cost-effective solution based on off-the-shelf hardware.
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Leftchannel's Animated Short "Fred" Screens at the Midwest Independent Film Festival This Week
Leftchannel's Animated Short "Fred" Screens at the Midwest Independent Film Festival This WeekLeftchannel’s animated short “Fred” has been selected to screen at the prestigious Midwest Independent Film Festival this week. Featuring the artistic capabilities of leftchannel’s creative team, including the mastery of 3D character animation, “Fred” continues its successful journey on the international film festival circuit this fall.
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Visual Effects Society (VES) to Present Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonso with its Visionary Award
Visual Effects Society (VES) to Present Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonso with its Visionary AwardToday, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the visual effects industry’s professional global honorary society, named acclaimed producer and Marvel Studios Executive Vice President of Physical Production Victoria Alonso as the next recipient of its Visionary Award in recognition of her enormous contributions to visual arts and 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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Renowned Art + Technology Company The Artery Launches Experiential Arm and Names Yaron Tsinman, Creative Director
Renowned Art + Technology Company The Artery Launches Experiential Arm and Names Yaron Tsinman, Creative DirectorRenowned Art + Technology company The Artery -- which is actively expanding its award-winning talent base by seeking the most talented digital artists in the world -- has launched an Experiential Arm and, concurrently, has named acclaimed digital artist Yaron Tsinman as the new unit’s Creative Director. Deborah Sullivan, Executive Producer/Managing Director, The Artery, made the announcement. The Artery’s new Experiential Arm will create transformative and immersive experiences for a diverse range of global clients. The company’s services in this arena will begin with the development of experiential experiences from initial concept, guided by both research and development, to bring each client’s vision to life. The new services offered will include high-end content creation, visuals, technology and production. The Artery’s uniquely curated teams will utilize their strong technological and production expertise for these new projects, coupled with their proven brand marketing experience.
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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 Course
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.
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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FLEX Creative Acquires Noted Marketing, Promotions and Production Company SuchAGoodDog
FLEX Creative Acquires Noted Marketing, Promotions and Production Company SuchAGoodDog
Acquisition 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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Sundance Cinemas Launches New Brand Strategy & Identity
Sundance Cinemas Launches New Brand Strategy & IdentityRob Collins, Chief Marketing Officer at Carmike Cinemas, announced today the launch of a new brand strategy and identity that will be featured at each of the Sundance Cinemas theatres across the country. The rebrand includes a newly redesigned website (www.sundancecinemas.com), which is the first consumer touchpoint, logo, posters, on-screen animation, and environmental design including new concession screens and menus.
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Spanish Feature Animation Ozzy Completed Using DaVinci Resolve Studio
Spanish Feature Animation Ozzy Completed Using DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Barcelona based post production house, Moonlight Cinema, has completed both the digital intermediate and finishing of the new children’s animated film “Ozzy” on DaVinci Resolve Studio. Post production director Alejandro Matus and colorist Ignasi González produced more than 40 different deliveries of the animation over a two week period, using Moonlight Cinema’s three DaVinci Resolve color grading suites to cater for everything from different aspect ratios and frame rates through to multiple language versions.
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Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital Characters: Several of These New Characters will be Available to the General Public Through Open Source
Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital Characters: Several of These New Characters will be Available to the General Public Through Open SourceCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced that students within its Digital Art & Animation program have developed and created 3D animatable rigs depicting 12 original digital characters, through the program’s in-house character project: “Avatarah.”
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Autodesk acquires Tweak Software; Team joins with Shotgun
Autodesk acquires Tweak Software; Team joins with ShotgunTweak Software, developer of RV, an image and sequence playback tool, has been acquired by Autodesk and will be joining forces with Shotgun Software. Effective immediately, the Tweak and Shotgun teams will be working together to advance review and collaboration technology to equip visual effects, games and animation artists and supervisors with the tools they need to do their best work in a rapidly changing industry.
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