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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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OptiTrack parent company, NaturalPoint, to be acquired by Planar Systems
OptiTrack parent company, NaturalPoint, to be acquired by Planar Systems
Planar Systems Agrees to Acquire NaturalPoint, Bringing Combined Leadership to Growth Markets of AR and VR
Planar Systems, a Leyard company, a leading worldwide provider of display systems, announced on November 8th, 2016 that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire NaturalPoint, the global leader in optical tracking and motion capture solutions, for $125 million in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition 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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SMPTE® Hollywood Section to Focus on Cybersecurity at November Meeting
SMPTE® Hollywood Section to Focus on Cybersecurity at November MeetingThe Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that its November meeting will focus on cybersecurity. Today, Hollywood faces growing and increasingly complex security threats. “New digital workflows and the expanding use of cloud-based storage, mobile devices, and social media have changed the way entertainment industry companies conduct business, and they have also made these companies more vulnerable to cyber-attack, whether for financial gain or political motivations,” said Marty Meyer, chair of the SMPTE Hollywood Section. “It is imperative for engineers to develop and implement effective security strategies proactively.”
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Vicon Motion Capture Technology Gives Doctor Strange The Magic Touch
Vicon Motion Capture Technology Gives Doctor Strange The Magic Touch
Vicon’s outstanding accuracy and clarity supports Framestore capture scenes for Marvel’s latest comic book superhero Doctor Strange
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced that award-winning UK visual effects company Framestore used Vicon motion capture cameras for Marvel Studios latest superhero film Doctor Strange.
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SMPTE November Educational Webcast - ACES 1.0: Theory and Practice
Thursday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m. EST, with Walter Arrighetti, CTO of Frame by Frame and Francesco Giardiello, Founding Partner and Technical Director at Kiwii Digital Solutions
The Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) is a complete framework for digital color representation, reproduction, processing, distribution, and archival mainly aimed to theatrical, TV, and animation features. Current major version 1.0 has been recently released and introduces new concepts and methodologies. In this webcast a review of current ACES terminology, color-science and workflows will be presented for both novice audiences as well as those already acquainted with pre-release ACES. Then, beginning with the author's real-world experience, a description of an ACES use-case for theatrical production will be discussed from on-set, to postproduction and visual effects (VFX), to delivery.
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Global Animation Voicing Company 3Beep Launches
Global Animation Voicing Company 3Beep Launches
NYC-Based Creative Services/Media Management Studio Brings Team Of Producers, Writers, Directors and VO Professionals To Animated Productions Worldwide
Responding to the changing needs of today’s animation studios and the increasingly global nature of content creation, 3Beep, a provider of global animation voicing services, has launched. Based in New York City, the company is an innovative new resource that brings expert creative services and media management to animated productions worldwide. 
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Augusto Schillaci Joins Reel FX Directorial Roster
Augusto Schillaci Joins Reel FX Directorial RosterDigital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica has added award-winning Director and VFX Supervisor Augusto Schillaci to its directorial roster. Schillaci will be making his feature debut as director on The Mischievians, an animated feature film in development based on the book by William Joyce. He has over two decades of experience as a director and VFX Supervisor, organically transitioning his extensive talents and expertise in animation and visual effects to the role. He has lent his directorial skills to game cinematics for Transformers and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and is currently directing a number of commercial projects.
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Nice Shoes Expands Internationally With New Toronto Studio
Nice Shoes Expands Internationally With New Toronto StudioCelebrating twenty years as a leader in post production, Nice Shoes is proud to announce the launch of a full service studio in Toronto opening today with the talents of creative directors Gary Thomas and Matt Greenwood, design director Stefan Woronko, senior colorist Roslyn Di Sisto, and executive producer Kristen Van Fleet. The team, joined by their colleagues from New York, will celebrate the studio’s expansion into Canada following the ADCC Awards on November 17th, with an afterparty held at the Bata Shoe Museum.
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Winners of the Second Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Announced
Winners of the Second Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Announced
Film Festival Held During SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Featured 24 Official Selections From Around the World
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®), the organization serving the professional media creation and finishing community, have announced the winners of the second annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival.
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MMC Brainville Technology Park Capitalizes on PipelineFX’s Qube!
MMC Brainville Technology Park Capitalizes on PipelineFX’s Qube!
Polish Multimedia and IT Tech Location Takes Advantage of Proven Rendering Solution for Visual Effects, Animation and Video Editing Companies
Today, PipelineFX announces the adoption of Qube! at MMC Brainville, one of Poland’s most advanced technology parks. The production render farm manager now currently prioritizes the workloads of 30 companies producing visual effects, animation and video edits for regional and global customers. This is Qube!’s second major deployment in a global tech park following the Jiangye announcement in 2015.
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VES Honors Acclaimed Visual Effects Pioneer Ken Ralston with Lifetime Achievement Award
VES Honors Acclaimed Visual Effects Pioneer Ken Ralston with Lifetime Achievement Award
Ralston has earned five Academy Awards® including a Special Achievement Oscar® for the visual effects in the 1984 phenomenon, Star Wars: Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi.
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, named multiple Academy Award®-winning visual effects pioneer Ken Ralston as the recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his enormous contributions to filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the 15th Annual VES Awards on February 7, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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The Foundry Releases MODO 10.2
The Foundry Releases MODO 10.2
Professional 3D Modeling and Animation Software Revamps MeshFusion, Adds Automatic Retopology to Final Installment of MODO 10 Series
Today, The Foundry launches MODO 10.2, offering powerful new updates for procedural modeling, retopology, rendering and more. Honed through customer insight, the new tools streamline the asset creation process for 3D artists and designers, bringing more speed and efficiency to a famously intuitive program.
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Rodeo FX Breathes Life into Jungle Animals for Tarzan
Rodeo FX Breathes Life into Jungle Animals for Tarzan
Mimicking the Quality of Wild Footage with Completely CG Animals
Rodeo FX completed nearly 200 visual effects shots for The Legend of Tarzan, including action sequences with CG hippos and crocodiles, where realistic water interaction was critical for the success of the shots. The studio’s VFX work helped lift these animal sequences to a level where they look like scenes from a nature documentary. This is the first major production on which Rodeo FX has created CG creatures, adding to its repertoire of VFX skills.
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Edit 1 Adds Nikki Roma As Senior Producer
Edit 1 Adds Nikki Roma As Senior Producer
Dynamic Producer/Sales Pro Brings Talents To Leading Pre-Vis Studio
Edit 1, the pre-vis boutique led by company President Michael Zimbard, has added Nikki Roma as its Senior Producer. In that role, Roma will showcase her varied skillset in both business development, as well as a producer helping client’s work through the complex process of animatics, pre-visualization and both test and broadcast commercials.
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Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards Recipients
Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards Recipients
Dolby Laboratories, David Geffner, and Rodrigo Prieto ASC were honored at the ECA luncheon and awards ceremony
Dolby Laboratories, David Geffner and Rodrigo Prieto ASC, are the recipients of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) special 2016 Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA), announced Steven Poster, ASC, ICG’s National President. The awards were presented Friday during the ECA opening event at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Los Angeles.
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Rick Banks Joins OptiTrack as Director of Marketing
Former Ubisoft Director of Media will spearhead brand efforts and the company’s industry event presence.
OptiTrack today announced the addition of Rick Banks as Director of Marketing. With more than 17 years of marketing and brand management experience, Banks will spearhead brand efforts and the company’s industry event presence. He comes to OptiTrack from Ubisoft, where he served as Director of Media.
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Animal Logic chooses FilmLight Baselight as end-to-end finishing solution
Animal Logic chooses FilmLight Baselight as end-to-end finishing solution
Leading digital animation and visual FX production studio Animal Logic installs Baselight
Award-winning digital animation and visual effects studio, Animal Logic, has installed two Baselight grading systems in its Sydney head office. The company – whose credits range from The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge to Captain America: Civil War and the series of LEGO® movies – also has operations in Los Angeles and Vancouver.
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MAXON announces highly anticipated Cinema 4D Road Tour to 14 Cities
MAXON announces highly anticipated Cinema 4D Road Tour to 14 Cities
14 Cities, 10 Weeks, Presentations from 3D Creative Pros, Door Prizes. October 6 – December 15, 2016
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce the schedule for its highly anticipated Cinema 4D Road Show. During each leg of the road show, MAXON representatives will give a general presentation that includes an introduction to 3D, as well as a motion graphics and visual effects workflow demonstration showcasing the features in the newly released Cinema 4D R18 – the latest version of the company’s acclaimed 3D software solution – and its unmatched compatibility with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects. MAXON will also be joined at each tour stop by local, industry-leading 3D guest artists who will present the latest techniques and creative approach to the Cinema 4D design and animation workflow on real-world projects.
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Avid Congratulates its Emmy Award-winning and Nominated Customers at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
Avid Congratulates its Emmy Award-winning and Nominated Customers at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
Avid customers relied on the MediaCentral Platform to create high-quality programs recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today congratulates its customers on their nominations and awards at the prestigious Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).  As part of the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which took place on September 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the creative arts awards honor the behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production.
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Emmy-Nominated VFX Producer Sean Tompkins Joins FuseFX
Emmy-Nominated VFX Producer Sean Tompkins Joins FuseFX
VFX Producers Danielle Beemis and Miles DeLong also added to Los Angeles staff.
In a further strengthening of its Los Angeles production staff, FuseFX has added three veteran visual effects producers. They include Sean Tompkins, a two-time Emmy nominee who previously served as Associate Head of Production at Zoic Studios.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.2 is Now Shipping
Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.2 is Now ShippingBlackmagic Design today announced that the final release of Fusion 8.2, its visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website. Fusion 8.2 and Fusion 8.2 Studio are available on Mac, Windows and now, for the first time ever, on Linux.
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The Third Floor Wins Third Emmy on VFX Team for Game of Thrones
The Third Floor Wins Third Emmy on VFX Team for Game of Thrones
Creative and Technical Visualization Helps Realize Epic Scenes for “The Battle of the Bastards”
Artists from international visualization studio THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. have received 2016 Creative Arts Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Special Visual Effects on the team from HBO’s Game of Thrones. Visual Effects Plate Supervisor Eric Carney from THE THIRD FLOOR and Previs Supervisor Michelle Blok from THE THIRD FLOOR LONDON were awarded Emmy® statuettes for contributions helping lead creative and technical previs and planning work for Season 6, Episode 9 “The Battle of the Bastards.”
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metricminds Builds Soccer Field for Mocap Shoot
metricminds Builds Soccer Field for Mocap Shoot
Leverages Mocap Technology for Rapid Previs Prototyping on Video Game Cut Scenes
Frankfurt-based production company metricmindskeeps gamers on the edge of their seats with stellar video game cinematics, trailers and other animated content. Established in 2001 as a motion capture studio, the company offers clients a complete slate of mocap production services and real-time in-engine animations, along with traditional key-frame animation. Recent notable project credits include “EVOLVE,” “Dying Light,” “Batman: Arkham Origins” and “Star Citizen.”
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Deluxe Congratulates 'Game of Thrones' VFX Team on Emmy
VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst from Deluxe’s Iloura Honored for “Battle of the Bastards” Work
HBO's Game of Thrones was honored with its fifth straight Outstanding Special Visual Effects Award at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held Saturday, September 10 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Praised as one of the series' best episodes to date, the Award-winning "Battle of the Bastards" was a monumental undertaking, including significant visual effects (VFX) work from Deluxe's Iloura, which helped craft the titular bloody showdown. Iloura VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst was honored as part of the visual effects team that included Steve Kullback, Joe Bauer, Adam Chazen, Sam Conway, Derek Spears, Eric Carney, Matthew Roleau and Michelle Blok.
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Autodesk announces Flame 2017 extension 1
Autodesk announces Flame 2017 extension 1At IBC 2016, Autodesk announced Flame 2017 family extension 1 release for professional 3D visual effects, compositing and finishing. The update includes new 3D scene navigation features and enhancements, collaborative workflow enhancements for working with Autodesk and third-party 3D animation tools, a new way of working with multichannel (EXR) render passes, render quality improvements, better color management and batch compositing enhancements including a new compass tool.
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Boris FX Announces Support for The Foundry’s NUKE at IBC 2016
Boris FX Announces Support for The Foundry’s NUKE at IBC 2016Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces Boris Continuum Complete 10 for NUKE. Following successful releases in 2016 for Avid, Adobe, Apple, and OFX hosts (Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve and Sony Vegas Pro), BCC 10 for OFX brings the industry’s most complete plug-in collection for visual effects, title design, digital beauty work, and image restoration to NUKE from The Foundry.
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VES Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr Keynote Speaker at 2016 VES Summit
VES Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr Keynote Speaker at 2016 VES Summit
Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced Peter Loehr, acclaimed producer and CEO of Legendry Pictures’ China joint venture, Legendary East, as Keynote Speaker at its 8th annual Summit, “What is Real?” The interactive forum on Saturday, October 29th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to explore the dynamic evolution of visual imagery and the VFX industry landscape in a TED Talks-like atmosphere.
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Bluefish444 Demonstrates Support for Next Release of Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Bluefish444 Demonstrates Support for Next Release of Adobe Premiere Pro CC
See improved 4K HDR Post-Production workflows with Adobe video tools at IBC
IBC STAND 7.J07 -- Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, will demonstrate advanced 4K HDR support with the upcoming versions of the Adobe® Creative Cloud® CC video apps at IBC 2016.
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VIEW Conference 2016 - Complete Program
VIEW Conference 2016 - Complete ProgramVIEW Conference 2016, Italy’s largest animation, games, VFX and computer graphics conference has finalized its most robust schedule of keynotes, speakers and workshops ever for the October 24-28, 2016 event. Including key creative talent from five of the top six worldwide grossing films of 2016, the conference showcases the best in animation, games, visual effects, computer graphics and more. New additions to the schedule include:
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Archion's EditStor Omni Helps Empower Top NYC-Based Production and Post Production House NITROUS
Archion's EditStor Omni Helps Empower Top NYC-Based Production and Post Production House NITROUSArchion Technologies, a world leader in high performance shared media storage, has announced that its EditStor Omni has successfully enhanced the workflow and media opportunities being utilized by NITROUS Ltd, a leading, New York City-based Production, Original Content and Post Production company.
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MAXON Announces Technical Collaboration with NVIDIA
Agreement Facilitates Scalable, Intuitive, Physically Based Rendering for 3D Artists and Designers
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, animation, painting and rendering solutions, today announced a comprehensive, multi-year agreement with NVIDIA that gives MAXON access to NVIDIA rendering technology, including its Quasi-Monte Carlo (QMC) sampling patent family, NVIDIA® Iray® and Material Definition Language.
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Bluefish444 Announces HD / SD 4224 Support For Unity 3D Engine
Bluefish444 Announces HD / SD 4224 Support For Unity 3D Engine
HD/SD 4224 SDI and HDMI output from Unity 3D Engine
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announces HD / SD 4224 SDI support for popular 3D render engine Unity.
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Adobe Unveils Sweeping Feature and Performance Updates to Adobe Creative Cloud Applications at IBC 2016
Virtual Reality, Character Animation, Advanced Collaboration, and 3D Innovations across After Effects, Premiere Pro, and more
Adobe today revealed a series of innovations coming soon in Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Marketing Cloud in advance of IBC in Amsterdam. Keeping pace with high velocity content demands across both new and traditional platforms, Adobe will showcase advancements in VR, 3D, motion graphics and character animation supported by tools to deliver, measure and monetize TV and film content across multiple screens. At IBC, Adobe will demonstrate these advancements at Stand 7.G27 in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Center and at over 107 partner booths from September 9-13.
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Bluefish444 Adds TICO Lightweight Compression to Bluefish444 SDK
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, is showcasing support for intoPIX TICO lightweight compression in the Bluefish Software Development Kit at IBC 2016.
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mOcean Hires Mitch Monson as Creative Director / Client Partner
mOcean Hires Mitch Monson as Creative Director / Client PartnermOcean is pleased to welcome Mitch Monson as Creative Director / Client Partner, where he will deepen the creative marketing agency’s footprint in motion design. An Emmy-winning designer, Monson has collaborated with some of the top television networks and brands in the world, including ABC, Al Jazeera, Canal+, Comedy Central, FOX, HBO, Showtime, Canon, IBM, and Nike. He was also instrumental in creating one of the most unique and recognizable pieces of design -- the iconic Love Symbol for The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.
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MAXON announces immediate availability of Cinema 4D R18
Company to Showcase Powerful New Features Including Voronoi Fracturing, Interactive Knife Tools and Substance Engine Connectivity at IBC 2016, Amsterdam
MAXON today announced the immediate availability of Cinema 4D Release 18 (R18), the next generation of its industry-leading 3D animation, graphics, VFX, visualization, and rendering software application. Cinema 4D R18 has new, powerful and easily accessible tools that are tailored to the needs of creative professionals and help master the challenges of digital production for TV, film games, architecture, advertising and design.
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Quantum to Showcase Expanded Media Workflow Capabilities of StorNext-Powered Solutions at IBC2016
Streamlining Animation/VFX and Editorial Workflows
At IBC2016, Quantum will showcase its new reference architecture that allows users to maintain storage for an expanding range of media processes and departments — animation/VFX, color grading and high-resolution editorial — within a single shared environment that supplies the type and degree of connectivity required across the end-to-end workflow. Built on Xcellis workflow storage, the architecture incorporates QXS™ hybrid flash-disk storage with Q-Tier technology, providing animators, VFX artists and colorists with the random I/O performance they need for a fraction of the cost of an all-flash solution. Because Quantum's StorNext-powered solutions are already certified with leading applications — including the Autodesk suite, Adobe suite, and animation management tools such as Shotgun — facilities can seamlessly integrate the new reference architecture into existing environments.
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Worst. Heroes. Ever. – Animatrik pits DC’s gang of mishaps against an otherworldly force
Worst. Heroes. Ever. – Animatrik pits DC’s gang of mishaps against an otherworldly forceFew film genres are delivering stories as big and bold as those of comic book films, and few are as audacious as Suicide Squad – the latest in instalment in Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ DC Universe.
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Syndrome Refocuses Company's Core Services - Now Specializing in Artistic and Collaborative Motion Graphics and Design Across All Media
Syndrome Refocuses Company's Core Services - Now Specializing in Artistic and Collaborative Motion Graphics and Design Across All MediaSyndrome Studio, a multi-award winning creative studio specializing in motion graphic design and animation for major entertainment, advertising and brand clients, has re-strategized the company’s core services, and will now focus on providing highly artistic and collaborative motion graphics and design to clients working across all media.
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Brand New Family Adventure Album "Tales" Released by Award Winning Custom Music and Sound Design Company The Hit House
Brand New Family Adventure Album "Tales" Released by Award Winning Custom Music and Sound Design Company The Hit HouseTop custom music and sound design company The Hit House has released “Tales,” its latest original album. Tales has been created and produced by composers Scott Lee Miller, William Hunt, Dan Diaz, and Martyn Corbet. Sally House, Executive Producer, The Hit House, made the announcement.
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