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Patrick Davenport Joins MPC as Chief Operating Officer
News: Patrick Davenport Joins MPC as Chief Operating OfficerHighly regarded industry figure Patrick Davenport returns to MPC Advertising as Chief Operating Officer USA with responsibility for managing operations for the business in Los Angeles and New York.
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Cogswell College Launches World's First VR/AR Certificate Program
News: Cogswell College Launches World's First VR/AR Certificate ProgramTo accelerate the development of applications for Virtual and Augmented Reality, Cogswell College is poised to become the very first school in the world to launch a Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Certificate Program. Cogswell’s first courses start this summer. Recently recognized by the prestigious Princeton Review as a Top Videogame Design School in North America, Cogswell College is uniquely qualified to address the challenges of creating meaningful VR/AR applications.
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Free Editing & Visual Effects Software Released for YouTube Creators
FXHOME (hitfilm.com) today released all-in-one video editing and visual effects software HitFilm 4 Express (hitfilm.com/express), designed to enable a new generation of online creators. Available for free, its powerful technology gives YouTubers the ability to make bigger and better content than ever before; from music videos and Let’s Play videos to action movies with blockbuster-quality visual effects.
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Sarofsky Strengthens Staff Talent Roster with Creative Director
Continuing to fortify its top-level creative and production capabilities, design-driven production company Sarofsky is announcing the immediate addition of creative director Patrick Coleman and producer Sam Clark to its staff. The news was announced today by company principal and executive creative director Erin Sarofsky and executive producer Steven Anderson.
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Editors' Lounge Post-NAB Event To Feature Avid, Blackmagic Design, Glookast & RE: Lens For 360 Degree Video Creation
News: Editors' Lounge Post-NAB Event To Feature Avid, Blackmagic Design, Glookast & RE: Lens For 360 Degree Video CreationFor those that missed NAB this year, The Editors’ Lounge will be hosting a post-NAB evening on Friday, April 29th at 6:30 pm. The evening will feature an up-close look at all the latest from Blackmagic Design, GLOOKAST and RE: Vision Effects new plug-in for 360 video, RE: Lens. The event is hosted by AlphaDogs Post Production and will be held at their facility located at 1612 W. Olive Ave., Ste 200, Burbank, CA 91506.
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Hula Post Supports "The Jungle Book"
Supplies editorial team through 24 months and four locations on Jon Favreau’s magical production
In a project spanning nearly two years, Hula Post provided editorial systems, workflow engineering and technical support to Walt Disney Pictures for the production of The Jungle Book. Hula Post engineers set up and maintained editorial facilities at the studio’s production facility in Playa Vista; at Digital Domain, where motion capture elements were produced; and at Los Angeles Center Studios, where live action elements were captured. Additionally, it supported satellite editing facilities at Sony Pictures Studios and Skywalker Sound, where sound work was completed.
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Cleveland Cavaliers Team Up With Reel FX on Innovative Playoff Content
News: Cleveland Cavaliers Team Up With Reel FX on Innovative Playoff ContentGolden Globe-nominated digital studio Reel FX has teamed up with the Cleveland Cavaliers to take the Cavs fan experience to the next level with all new player introduction video specifically created for the Cavs 2016 NBA Playoff run. The new video debuted at Game 1 of the first round of the Cavs vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Playoff series on Sunday, April 17th.
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The Foundry delivers increased performance and efficiency with NUKE 10
NUKE 10 offers key new updates across NUKE, NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO
Leading creative software developer The Foundry has today announced the launch of NUKE 10, designed to make artists more productive. With a focus on accelerating everyday workflows by enhancing performance, increasing stability and delivering new functionality in the areas that matter most to artists, NUKE 10 delivers key new updates across the entire product range: NUKE, NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO.
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Cinegy’s software-defined television powers Deluxe MediaCloud Asia Pacific playout facility
News: Cinegy’s software-defined television powers Deluxe MediaCloud Asia Pacific playout facilityCinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression, animation and effects, today announced that Cinegy’s Air Pro platform plays a central role in Deluxe MediaCloud’s new Australian software-defined broadcast platform.
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The Foundry Solves Virtual Reality Content Creation Challenges With New CARA VR Toolset
New tools enable creation of high-quality 360° video content
Leading creative software developer The Foundry has today announced the launch of its highly anticipated VR toolset. CARA VR is a new plug-in designed to work within the industry-leading NUKE environment to enable the creation of high-quality virtual reality content.
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EMC Releases New Digital Media Workflow Enhancements at NAB Show 2016
EMC delivers new advances for digital media workflows including 4K, IP-based broadcast and multi-platform delivery solutions via strong community of collaborators
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced four new media workflow enhancements for content creators, television and sports broadcasters and content delivery providers. In a rapidly changing and highly competitive market, user-centric solutions are a critical differentiator, and these new offerings enable customers to accelerate the creation and monetization of media, ensuring they can store, manage, protect and analyze their digital media assets.
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IHSE USA and Vizrt to Demonstrate KVM Connection for Live-Broadcast Workflows at NAB
IHSE Equipment Performs Real-Time, Latency-Free Switching Among Vizrt Editing Stations Over Long Distances With No Loss of Quality or Resolution
IHSE USA LLC today announced that it will work with Vizrt at the 2016 NAB Show to demonstrate high-performance, long-distance KVM capabilities by connecting a live source between the two companies' booths, which will be located at opposite ends of the South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Both manufacturers will demonstrate mutual compatibility of their products based on real scenarios. The intent is to show long-distance connectivity in real time.
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Autodesk Releases Latest Versions of Creative Finishing and 3D Animation Offerings
New Tools and Improvements Deliver Innovation, Productivity and Efficiency
At NAB 2016, Autodesk, Inc. announced the latest versions of its flexible, subscription-based visual effects, post and 3D animation software, including Autodesk Flame Family 2017, Maya 2016 extension 2 and 3ds Max 2017. Designed to empower creatives, each release includes an array of new features and enhancements to help studios and artists manage modern workflow demands.
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Autodesk Acquires Solid Angle
Autodesk Boosts Advanced Rendering Capabilities through Acquisition of Solid Angle
Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) has acquired Solid Angle, developer of Arnold, an advanced, ray-tracing image renderer for high-quality 3D animation and visual effects creation used in film, television and advertising worldwide. Acquisition terms were not disclosed.
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HP Inc. Packs Power and Performance into World's First Workstation All-in-One
News: HP Inc. Packs Power and Performance into World's First Workstation All-in-OneUnveils software to enhance performance for Mac users
HP Inc. today announced a bold evolution and a series of updates to the world's first workstation all-in-one -- the new HP Z1 G3 Workstation - combining the simplicity of an All-in-One design with performance typically found in traditional tower workstations.
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FilmLight and Avid launch ‘Professional Colour’ bundle for editors at NAB 2016
News: FilmLight and Avid launch ‘Professional Colour’ bundle for editors at NAB 2016FilmLight today announced a new collaboration with longstanding collaborator, Avid®, which will see both companies introduce a new Professional Colour bundle for editors at NAB2016
FilmLight first showed Baselight Editions on Avid Media Composer® at NAB2012 and since then the two companies have worked closely to improve interoperability between their products, helping editors and colourists to tell great stories through beautiful images. This new venture is yet another example of FilmLight’s commitment to providing solutions that address the growing demands for perfect colour control throughout the professional post workflow.
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Google and Qube! - PFX also at NAB presenting "9 Tips for Cloud Rendering"
Mature Render Farm Management System Provides Direct Link to Google Cloud Platform for Visual Effects, Post and Broadcast Studios
Today, PipelineFX, the leader in render farm management for visual effects, announced that it has become a Google Cloud Platform(GCP) Technology Partner. Using Qube!and Google Cloud Platform, artists can now overcome the resource issues that hold studios back.
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Bluefish444 Showcases Complete VR Workflow at NAB 2016
360 Video SDI Camera Recording to VR Post Production Workflows with Bluefish444
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced it has brought together some of the industry's best VR tools from camera right through to VR headset.
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AC&NC To Delight Media & Entertainment Professionals At NAB With JetStor
News: AC&NC To Delight Media & Entertainment Professionals At NAB With JetStorAC&NC, a provider of leading RAID/Hybrid Flash/All Flash storage solutions, will feature its JetStor RDX16 storage server at the NAB Show April 18–21 in Las Vegas (Booth SL12109). The platform, bundled with RAIDIX software, is engineered to support all facets of media production. When provisioned with ATTO Technology’s Celerity 16Gb Fibre Channel host bust adapters (HBAs), the system offers an unsurpassed combination of performance, data protection, flexibility, and economy.
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SolidTrack Introduces SolidTrack Unity & Announces Ross|SolidTrack Solution at NAB
Innovative, markerless camera tracking and previz/animation solution for real time visual effects & on-set visualization for broadcast and film
SolidAnim, a leader in virtual production, will introduce the latest version of SolidTrack at NAB2016. SolidTrack is a real time camera tracking solution for recording camera moves and data logging of camera moves on the virtual set. SolidTrack has been utilized on films such as Gods of Egypt and The Walk, and television shows such as Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and DaVinci's Demons.
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San Jose's Cogswell College Ranked as One of the Top Video-Game Design Schools in North America
News: San Jose's Cogswell College Ranked as One of the Top Video-Game Design Schools in North AmericaCogswell College is one of the top schools in North America to study—and develop a career in—game design for 2016, according to new rankings from The Princeton Review.
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Meet "Fred"; leftchannel Unveils Its Newest 3D Animation Project
News: Meet "Fred"; leftchannel Unveils Its Newest 3D Animation ProjectRight on the heels of its 2nd installment of the E! New York Fashion Week promo, a design-driven piece that continues to evolve the branding of this global event - the creative team at leftchannel unveils its newest 3D animation project: "Fred." The artistic capabilities of leftchannel's creative team, including the mastery of 3D character animation and story development, are no longer a secret. But as for Fred, he's full of them!
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the STUDIO Helps Launch New Children’s Cancer Foundation Scarlett Contra el Cancer With Emotional Animated Short Film
News: the STUDIO Helps Launch New Children’s Cancer Foundation Scarlett Contra el Cancer With Emotional Animated Short FilmPowerful Mixed Media Piece “Scarlett” Brings Awareness To #LimbLossAwarenessMonth
For children confronting cancer, amputation takes as much of an emotional toll as a physical one -- a reality that is poignantly depicted in the powerfully moving animated short film created by the STUDIO, which dramatically tells the story of 6-year-old Scarlett Aida Rivero Osejo and her journey following the loss of her right leg due to Ewing Sarcoma, a bone cancer that affects mostly children. The 3-minute short, entitled simply “Scarlett,” is playing pivotal role in both helping raise awareness for both the Scarlett Contra el Cancer foundation and April’s Limb Loss Awareness Month (#LimbLossAwarenessMonth).
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Archion Pushes Boundaries of Network Storage Performance with Introduction of EditStor Omni Hybrid at NAB 2016
Adds Outstanding IOPS to Ultra High-Throughput To Enable Centralization Of Both 4K and Large Render Workflows
At this year's NAB, Archion Technologies is launching EditStor Omni Hybrid, its newest product in its price-performance leading family of collaborative storage solutions for demanding media workflows. Omni Hybrid is specifically designed to support facilities with both high video streaming and graphic rendering demands. It offers the powerful combination of an unprecedented amount of bandwidth through a single 24-bay NAS media server to handle 4K DPX/UHD streaming video and outstanding IOPS performance dedicated to rendering, CGI and transcoding applications.
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Quantum to Showcase Power of StorNext Platform in Driving Media Workflows of Tomorrow at NAB
Highlights Include First-Time Demos With Extended Capabilities for Achieving Greater Efficiencies Throughout Media Life Cycle, From Production to Delivery to Archive
Under the theme of "Power What's Next," Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that at the 2016 NAB Show it will demonstrate how the expanded capabilities of its StorNext® workflow storage platform can maximize efficiencies in ever-evolving media environments. With new formats, higher resolutions, multi-format delivery and changing consumption patterns presenting both challenges and opportunities for content creators and owners, storage has become even more critical for future success.
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​SMPTE ​2016 NAB Show Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® - Booth L28
Winner of an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) is a global leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem. A professional membership association that is internationally recognized and accredited, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. For a century, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.
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VFX Supervisor Dan Akers Joins Blur Studio
News: VFX Supervisor Dan Akers Joins Blur StudioAcademy Award- and Emmy-nominated animation, VFX and design company Blur Studio has hired Dan Akers as Visual Effects Supervisor. With nearly 15 years of experience in the VFX industry, Akers’ recent photoreal work for online shooter “Destiny” and Kia Motors was recognized with 2015 VES Award nominations, with his efforts for “Destiny” also taking home Best Visual Effects honors at AICP 2015.
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Reel FX Creates VFX and Titles for Richard Linklater's "Everybody Wants Some!!'
News: Reel FX Creates VFX and Titles for Richard Linklater's "Everybody Wants Some!!'Digital studio Reel FX (Dallas/Santa Monica) revisits college life in 1980 for Paramount Pictures, Detour Filmproduction and Annapurna Pictures’ feature film, Everybody Wants Some!! The film, a “spiritual sequel” to 1993’s Dazed and Confused is directed and written by Oscar-nominated writer/director (and fellow Texas filmmaker) Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Dazed and Confused), and stars Blake Jenner, Ryan Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, Wyatt Russell and Zoey Deutch. Everybody Wants Some!! hit theaters April 1, 2016.
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Quantum to Showcase Power of StorNext Platform in Driving Media Workflows of Tomorrow at NAB
News: Quantum to Showcase Power of StorNext Platform in Driving Media Workflows of Tomorrow at NABHighlights Include First-Time Demos With Extended Capabilities for Achieving Greater Efficiencies Throughout Media Life Cycle, From Production to Delivery to Archive
PRNewswire/ -- Under the theme of "Power What's Next," Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that at the 2016 NAB Show it will demonstrate how the expanded capabilities of its StorNext® workflow storage platform can maximize efficiencies in ever-evolving media environments. With new formats, higher resolutions, multi-format delivery and changing consumption patterns presenting both challenges and opportunities for content creators and owners, storage has become even more critical for future success.
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Visual Effects Society Bay Area Section Announces Inaugural Industry Summit
Forum to Feature Interactive Business Roundtables with Industry Experts
Today, the Bay Area Section of the Visual Effects Society, the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced Karen Dufilho, Executive Producer of Google, as Keynote Speaker at its inaugural Summit, “Film & Beyond: The Changing Landscape of Entertainment.” The interactive forum on Saturday May 21st at PIXAR Animation Studios will bring together local and global experts from the fields of animation, broadcast & film, VFX, video games and new technology to explore and discuss new areas of the evolving industry and the contributions of the Bay Area digital arts community as it breaks new ground in art, education and innovative technology.
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FUJIFILM's Optical Devices Division to Intro PL 20-120mm Cabrio Zoom
News: FUJIFILM's Optical Devices Division to Intro PL 20-120mm Cabrio ZoomAt the upcoming NAB Show, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will introduce its FUJINON Premier PL 20-120mm Cabrio XK (XK6x20) zoom; destined to be the next ‘go to’ lens for cine operations big and small. Designed for the video production and PL cine markets, this 20-120mm Cabrio features a T stop of T3.5 end-to-end, a 20-120mm focal range, and industry-proven Cabrio flexibility - at an affordable price. It is also equipped with a unique detachable servo drive unit, making it suitable for use as an ENG-style or standard PL lens. Weighing just 2.9kgs, the new Cabrio can be seen along with the complete FUJINON line up at Booth C7125 during the NAB Show, which runs this month, from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Studio Are Now Shipping
Blackmagic Design today announced that both Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Studio, the world's most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now shipping and is available for download from the Blackmagic Design website for both Mac OS X and Windows. The release of Fusion 8 is the first ever Mac compatible release of Fusion, which was previously a Windows only product. Fusion 8 Studio is now also available in 10, 20 or 50 multi user licenses, making it easy to install in larger creative groups and studios. The multi user licenses feature a single USB dongle programmed with multiple licenses that plug into a machine running Fusion Server, which is installed by default with Fusion Studio. Fusion Server manages the licenses across the Ethernet network. That means licenses can be floating and are not tied to any single machine, making it easy to administer in large facilities with lots of users.
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RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Adobe After Effects CC.
RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Adobe After Effects CC Fisheye, super-wide angle, spherical and 360 panorama processing made easy!
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Reel FX Adds Jim Riche as Head of Production
News: Reel FX Adds Jim Riche as Head of ProductionDigital studio Reel FX Dallas/Santa Monica has added Jim Riche as Head of Production for the studio’s commercial division. Riche is an innovative producer and VFX specialist with a lengthy track record of curating and managing production teams, artists and supervisors in major studios and boutiques alike. He has over 30 years of experience in production management and consulting for feature films, commercials, visual effects, live action, dark ride production and design/graphics. He has lent his talents to such top industry shops as Ntropic, Digital Domain, Troika, Nice Shoes, LoyalKasper and Blur Studio, among others. Riche will report to David Bates, General Manager of the Commercial Division.
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Intelligent Creatures Uses Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio on “The Witch"
News: Intelligent Creatures Uses Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio on “The Witch"Blackmagic Design announced today that Intelligent Creatures used Fusion Studio on the highly acclaimed horror film “The Witch.” Led by Compositing Supervisor Eric Doiron and VFX Supervisor Geoff Scott, the Toronto-based post house used Fusion Studio as its main software for all of the film’s VFX. In addition, Intelligent Creatures used DaVinci Resolve Studio to pull VFX plates and do selective color grading during its VFX sequences.
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Registration Now Open for SIGGRAPH 2016 in Anaheim, CA
News: Registration Now Open for SIGGRAPH 2016 in Anaheim, CAAnd “Spirit of SIGGRAPH” Design Contest Launched
Registration is now open for SIGGRAPH 2016, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques. With the tagline “Render the Possibilities,” SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at theAnaheim Convention Center, 24-28 July 2016.
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BabyTV Awards Haymillian With Content Localization Deal
News: BabyTV Awards Haymillian With Content Localization DealHaymillian, a global provider of media localization and access services, today announced that the company has signed an agreement with BabyTV for the launch of its new channel in Russia. Under the agreement Haymillian will provide animation dubbing services for the entirety of BabyTV’s Russian channel programs. The channel will launch in Russia in the course of 2016.
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APPSPIRE.me Video Director Wins Multiple SXSW Film Awards
Nathan Bayless earns three SXSW 2016 film awards for TOWER, which he was animator and colorist.
Nathan Bayless, video director for mobile app marketing agency, APPSPIRE.me, won three SXSW film awards for his work on documentary film TOWER. The film, for which Bayless was hired as Animator and Colorist, won Best Documentary, the Louis Black Lone Star Award, and Audience Award. The documentary was recognized for its compelling feature of combining animation and archival footage. Bayless’ role was to captivate the audience by adding rotoscoping techniques to heighten the feel of the film. The documentary is a feature on the notorious school shooting that took place at the University of Texas at Austin on August 1st, 1966.
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Serving a goddess – how Glassworks helped Nike launch a legend
News: Serving a goddess – how Glassworks helped Nike launch a legendSo potent is Nike’s status as a giant of street fashion, it can prove easy to forget just how technical the company’s broad range of sports footwear is.
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King and Country Welcomes DJ Fox As Director Of Business Development, Commercials
News: King and Country Welcomes DJ Fox As Director Of Business Development, CommercialsKing and Country (K&C), a full-service, design-centric production company has added Danita Jo (DJ) Fox as Director of Business Development, Commercials. In her new role, Fox will work closely with K&C Partner/Executive Producer Jerry Torgerson to establish and maintain relationships with the company’s ad agency clients. She will also collaborate with K&C’s independent sales reps in different territories across the US and Canada.
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Pixel Underground Applies Creative Touch to AHC Documentary "Justice for MLK"
News: Pixel Underground Applies Creative Touch to AHC Documentary "Justice for MLK"Facility’s graphics teams produces intricately animated graphics to help illustrate the story of the King assassination as part of a complete package of post services.
Final post production for Justice for MLK: The Hunt for James Earl Ray, a two-hour documentary that premiered recently on the American Heroes Channel, was completed at Pixel Underground, a SIM Group company. The facility handled online, final color grading and deliverables. It also provided graphics services, creating the main title as well as dozens of artfully animated elements that appear throughout the show.
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PUMA-Red Bull F1 Racing Campaign – Rebel @ Outsider go to David Cox for Expertise
News: PUMA-Red Bull F1 Racing Campaign – Rebel @ Outsider go to David Cox for ExpertiseRebel @ Outsider go to David Cox for Expertise
A stunning new campaign launches the branding partnership between Global Sports Brand PUMA and Red Bull Racing Formula One Team in preparation for the upcoming Formula One 2016 Season. The commercial was created by Rebel @ Outsider, produced by Omelihu "Mel" Nwanguma and directed by Max Fisher for Tim Stedman at PUMA.
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Fresh Faces at Animated Storyboards Shanghai
News: Fresh Faces at Animated Storyboards ShanghaiInternational animatics shop Animated Storyboards has announced the latest round of additions in their Shanghai office. Summer Xie has joined as their newest producer, with Jessie Ji joining as head of marketing. The hires come on the heels of a considerable increase in business across Asia-Pacific, with Animated Storyboards (ASB) Asia commencing an aggressive growth and restructuring initiative to better serve these markets. This includes an increase in staff across all disciplines, specifically to accommodate these growth areas, with China as a key market in Asia.
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Rendering in Stereo – Zync Render Gives Encore a New Dimension
News: Rendering in Stereo – Zync Render Gives Encore a New DimensionEncore Post is a global post-production studio headquartered in Hollywood recognized with Emmy and Visual Effects Society awards. From episodic television, feature films, to branding spots. Having first set up shop in 1985, Encore quickly established itself as an industry leader in the post market, and is now a division of Deluxe Entertainment.
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dick clark productions Screening Room adds 4K Digital Cinema gear, partners with Riverbed Post
News: dick clark productions Screening Room adds 4K Digital Cinema gear, partners with Riverbed Postdick clark productions Screening Room (DCPSR) and Riverbed Post are now co-located to jointly provide a wide range of services for feature film post-production and presentation. DCPSR contributes its ultra well-appointed 21-seat theater and associated rooms at Lantana, as well as it’s just installed Christie CP-4220 4K Digital Cinema projector and other 4K upgrades. Riverbed’s Chris F. Woods manages dailies processing, VFX, title design and production, color-grading, and mastering with his state of the art finishing hardware and software.
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Director, Designer and Animator Sean McClintock Joins Aardman
News: Director, Designer and Animator Sean McClintock Joins AardmanAnimation entertainment studio Aardman Nathan Love has strengthened its directorial roster with the addition of Sean McClintock, who joins the fold with nearly 20 years of experience in an array of mediums including design, directing, illustration and animation.
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Lebanon Valley College Bolsters Audio & Music
News: Lebanon Valley College Bolsters Audio & MusicWith increasingly specialized recording programs springing up throughout the country, Lebanon Valley College, or "LVC," sets itself apart by combining a traditional liberal arts based education with a "professionally oriented" Audio & Music Production Program, a formula that has been successful for the school's students since the late 1980s.
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SMPTE at the 2016 NAB Show
The 2016 NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, will explore how content creators and storytellers combine artistry with motion-imaging technology to thrive today — and into the future. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, promote its upcoming educational conferences, and expand on details about its centennial celebration. The Society continues to encourage and support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through scholarships, membership programs, and events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society's annual networking social, which drew 100 participants to the SMPTE booth in 2015.
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New Feature Film BAKUMAN Uses Fusion Studio for its Ending Sequence
News: New Feature Film BAKUMAN Uses Fusion Studio for its Ending SequenceNew Feature Film BAKUMAN Uses Fusion Studio for its Ending Sequence
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Master Chief Unmasked: Powering Facial Animation in Video Games
News: Master Chief Unmasked: Powering Facial Animation in Video GamesSequence gears up with Faceware in Halo: Fall of Reach
Master Chief John-117 may have spent the majority of his video game career hidden behind thick armour plating, but in Halo: Fall of Reach we see the iconic hero unmasked – both figuratively and literally. It was up to Sequence Group and Faceware to ensure Master Chief’s facial animation – as well as that of the diverse Halo cast – delivered the strong sense of personality that has seen the character endure for over 15 years.
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SolidAnim Previz in Epic Fantasy Gods of Egypt
SolidAnim, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, announced that Alex Proyas' film, Gods of Egypt, utilized SolidAnim's SolidTrack system for its' visfx pre-viz. The film opened February 26, 2016 and has grossed $74.6million worldwide as of March 11, 2016.
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MAXON to Showcase Cinema 4D Game and VR 3D Software Solutions at GDC 2016
Exhibitor Highlights: New Virtual Reality Plug-In for Cinema 4D; Cutting Edge Tips from Game Dev Whiz M dot Strange; Cinema 4D Integration with Leading Game Engines and Software Platforms
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MPC LA HIRES award-winning VFX Supervisor/Lead Artist MICHAEL GREGORY as HEAD OF 2D
News: MPC LA HIRES award-winning VFX Supervisor/Lead Artist MICHAEL GREGORY as HEAD OF 2DAward-winning VFX supervisor and lead artist Michael Gregory joins MPC Los Angeles as Head of 2D. He comes on board from MPC London where for the past 13 years he has worked on many of the industry’s most acclaimed commercials, including Channel 4’s Cannes Film Craft Grand Prix-winner “Meet the Superhumans” for the Paralympics Games. Gregory brings expertise leading teams on large-scale projects, an exemplary aesthetic sensibility and long-standing relationships with top directors to his new role.
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Calabash ‘Catches’ Charlie The Tuna In New Animated StarKist Ad
News: Calabash ‘Catches’ Charlie The Tuna In New Animated StarKist Ad3D Animation Studio Partners With Quench Agency, Director Steve “Spaz” Williams And Prod. Co. Phasmatrope Studios For Fresh Take On Classic Brand Icon
Forget ‘Sorry Charlie,’ the classic brand icon for StarKist Tuna has never looked better thanks in large part to Calabash, the award-winning 3D animation studio led by Creative Director Wayne Brejcha and Executive Producer Sean Henry. The studio partnered with acclaimed director Steve “Spaz” Williams, who began his career at legendary visual effects house ILM, production company Phasmatrope, West Conshohocken, PA; and the Harrisburg, PA-based Quench Agency, to create the new ad “Modern Charlie,” which boasts the heart-healthy benefits to StarKist’s Tuna and Salmon Creations products.
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NetApp 2016 NAB Show Product Preview
Much has changed at NetApp since the last NAB Show: dynamic disk pools in the E-Series storage systems that raise the bar for consistent video bandwidth; larger flash drives for accelerating big-data analytics, transcoding and metadata workloads; StorageGRID® Webscale for multisite object storage and data mobility; and graphics-accelerated virtual desktop for Adobe® Premiere® video production. Now users can edit from the cloud with the speed of NVIDIA Grid.
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Footage.net to Spotlight Stock Footage Partners at NAB 2016
Footage.net to Spotlight Stock Footage Partners at NAB 2016 A diverse group of leading footage companies is set to take part in Footage.net's 2016 NAB exhibition, offering NAB attendees a dynamic introduction to the world-class footage resources available for search and screening through Footage.net, the world's premier online resource for stock footage search and discovery.
Footage.net will feature a prestigious group of footage providers as part of its 2016 NAB exhibition, set to take place on April 18-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. With the NAB Show forecasted to draw large numbers, and Footage.net moving to a central position on the show floor, traffic is expected to be strong.
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MILK'S SARA BENNETT IS SECOND FEMALE EVER TO WIN VFX OSCAR FOR EX-MACHINA
News: MILK'S SARA BENNETT IS SECOND FEMALE EVER TO WIN VFX OSCAR FOR EX-MACHINAMilk Visual Effects co-founder is second-ever VFX female Oscar winner, and only third-ever nominee
Independent VFX studio Milk Visual Effects’ Co-Founder Sara Bennett has won an Academy Award® for Alex Garland’s Ex-Machina, alongside the VFX team from Double Negative – Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris and Mark Ardington.
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From Messy to organised - how ftrack helps keep Squint/Opera on target
News: From Messy to organised - how ftrack helps keep Squint/Opera on targetBased on charming UK children’s magazine Okido, the BBC’s Messy Goes to Okido was a hit with kids just a few months into its run. Blending CG with live-action footage, Messy offers a whimsical, yet totally educational dive into the wonderful world of science.
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Chaos Group Patents Scanning Technology For World’s Most Accurate 3D Materials
Sub-Millimeter Reproduction of Fabrics, Leathers, Metals, Paints, Woods, Textiles, etc. Helps Design and Manufacturing Companies Create Photoreal Digital Prototypes
Today, Chaos Group announces a new scanning technology that can produce an exact digital replica of a physical material with sub-mm precision. Design and manufacturing firms can instantly take advantage of this patented technology through VRscans, Chaos Group’s new full-service material scanning business.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) 63rd Golden Reel Awards Winners
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) 63rd Golden Reel Awards WinnersMotion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Present the 63rd Golden Reel Awards
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 63rd 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 24 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries and other media. Re-Recording Mixer Marti Humphrey and Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor Jussi Tegelman presented the annual MPSE Filmmaker Award to Director Sam Raimi. Picture Editor Lee Smith and Re-Recording Mixer Doug Hemphill presented the Career Achievement Award to Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Richard King.
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Qube! Helps Platige Image Smash Creative Boundaries in Europe and Abroad
News: Qube! Helps Platige Image Smash Creative Boundaries in Europe and AbroadPipelineFX's Render Farm Manager Helps Award-Winning Polish Animation Studio Tackle Projects Ranging from AAA Cinematics to Interactive Video Installations
It's created cinematics for AAA games and commercials for Coca-Cola. It's produced viral teasers for the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission and visual effects for Lars von Trier's Antichrist. It's won two BAFTAs, and has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Palm at Cannes, and a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2016 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 2016 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2016 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was re-elected as Board Chair.
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Al Jazeera America Relies on Election Data Integration and Custom Graphics from Astucemedia”
News: Al Jazeera America Relies on Election Data Integration and Custom Graphics from Astucemedia”Astucemedia’s U.S. elections data platform enables monitoring and ingest of realtime AP data to support editorial analysis and graphics displays
Astucemedia—a leading provider of creative and technical services and data management software for cutting edge broadcast graphics and branding—provided data integration and graphics implementation services to Al Jazeera America (AJAM) for its live coverage of the 2016 U.S. primaries and caucuses.
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Bluefish444 Joins the TICO Alliance
"The Professionals' Choice" customers can access high quality video at low bandwidth
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced it has become a member of the TICO alliance. The TICO lightweight 4:1 compression scheme, known as SMPTE RDD35, will allow Bluefish444 customers to access uncompressed quality video at one quarter of the bandwidth, to be transported over existing SDI infrastructure and emerging IP technologies.
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Nick Jr. Team Up With Houses in Motion For A ‘Warm + Fuzzy’ Stop Motion Package
News: Nick Jr. Team Up With Houses in Motion For A ‘Warm + Fuzzy’ Stop Motion PackageHouses in Motion was called upon by Nick Jr. to produce a playful broadcast package that brightens its young viewers’ winter with a ‘Warm & Fuzzy’ feeling. The integrated series of promos, IDs, and bumpers features stylized versions of established characters from the network’s popular children’s programming and introduces a new crew of adorable critters. Houses bringing their message to life through stop motion animation that echoes the characters’ organic, handcrafted qualities.
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Cogswell College Board of Directors Member Richard Chuang Wins Second Academy Award
News: Cogswell College Board of Directors Member Richard Chuang Wins Second Academy AwardRichard Chuang, a distinguished member of the Cogswell College Board of Directors, a true Pioneer of Digital Animation, and the co-inventor of one of the very first Digital Animation Pipelines, has just received (on Feb. 13th) his second Academy Award® for his groundbreaking design work of the PDI/DreamWorks Animation Media Review System.
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Gianni Nunnari's Hollywood Gang To Develop Live-action Motion Picture Based On Popular "winx Club" Television Series
Gianni Nunnari’s Warner Bros-based Hollywood Gang announced today that they have partnered with Mr. Iginio Straffi, Founder and CEO of Rainbow Group, the most important Italian Animation studio, to develop and produce a live-action motion picture inspired by the animated and highly popular global Winx Club television series.
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Quantum NAB 2016 Show Product Preview
Quantum will highlight new products and solutions that showcase the company's ongoing leadership in delivering workflow-optimized storage, including its award-winning Xcellis system and new StorNext 5.3 platform with support for Quantum's Q-Cloud® Vault long-term cloud archive service. Solutions being shown in the Quantum booth help users overcome the challenges of working with ever-higher resolutions of 4K and beyond, as well as content with higher dynamic range and wider color gamut. The featured solutions also support a growing array of applications, from animation to archive to over-the-top and on-demand video delivery. For media companies looking to simplify their storage environments, collapse hardware into a smaller footprint and realize greater value for their investment, the Quantum booth will offer a look at convergence in action and at the innovative way in which Quantum is integrating workflow-optimized storage and media applications.
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New MochaBlend C4D Plug-in bridges 2D to 3D Effects Workflow
News: New MochaBlend C4D Plug-in bridges 2D to 3D Effects WorkflowInnovative new plug-in for Maxon C4D imports mocha data into 3D space for exciting new VFX and motion graphics workflows.
Innovative new plug-in for Maxon C4D imports mocha data into 3D space for exciting new VFX and motion graphics workflows.


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Reel FX Adds Director Elliot Dillman
News: Reel FX Adds Director Elliot DillmanDigital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica has signed director Elliot Dillman for U.S. commercial representation. With a diverse directorial background spanning commercials, branded content, music videos and multi-camera live events, Dillman has a natural talent for honing in on the broad scope of a project to deliver dynamic footage that enhances the storytelling. He has worked on national campaigns for top agencies including GSD&M, CP+B, Leo Burnett, Y&R and BBDO, among others. His directorial sensibilities have earned him awards and nominations for Cannes Lions, Addys and Webbys for his work for top clients including Dominos Pizza, Pacifico Beer and Kraft Mac and Cheese. Prior to signing, Dillman collaborated with Reel FX on a number of projects, including a recent spot for Hasbro.
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Super Bowl 50 Gold Shines On Timber; Up-Start Studio Provides VFX/Post for 3 Super Bowl SPots
News: Super Bowl 50 Gold Shines On Timber; Up-Start Studio Provides VFX/Post for 3 Super Bowl SPotsDesign & digital production studio Timber, headed by Creative Directors/Partners Jonah Hall & Kevin Lau and brand-new EP Sabrina Elizondo, has provided VFX and post for three Super Bowl 50 commercial spots for Hyndai, Buick and T-Mobile. Right on the heels of CBS’ incredibly successful promo campaign “Witness Greatness,” encouraging viewers to tune-in for “The Grammy’s” and the “Super Bowl” in February, via TBWA/Chiat/Day; the Timber team has seen the Super Bowl 50 gold shine on them three times. (www.timber.net)
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The Third Floor Honored with VES Award on Game of Thrones Team
News: The Third Floor Honored with VES Award on Game of Thrones TeamPrevisualization Supervisor Eric Carney Among Recipients of Visual Effects Society’s Top Award in TV
International visualization studio THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. has received a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for Outstanding Photoreal Episode as part of the Game of Thrones team. Previsualization Supervisor Eric Carney joined visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer, visual effects producer Steve Kullbeck, CG lead supervisor Derek Spears and special effects supervisor Stuart Brisdon in taking home the organization’s top television award for Episode 9 “The Dance of Dragons” from Season 5.
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Rodeo FX Wins VES Award for Game of Thrones: City of Volantis
Montreal Studio Delivered Over 200 VFX for Season 5 of Hit TV Show
Rodeo FX has won a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for its work on Season 5 of Game of Thrones. The award for Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode honoured the studio’s creation of the city of Volantis. Rodeo FX received the award last night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and can add it to the VES Award it won last year for its work on Birdman.

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Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 14th Annual VES Awards
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Leads Feature Film Wins with 4 Awards; The Good Dinosaur is Top Animated Film Winner; Games of Thrones and SSE Lead in Broadcast and Commercial Wins
Kate Mara, Zack Snyder, Michael Pena, Terry Crews, Portia Doubleday and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Join Overflow Crowd of VFX Artists, Innovators and Industry VIPs
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Cogswell College Students Release Second Batch of 3D Animatable Rigs
News: Cogswell College Students Release Second Batch of 3D Animatable RigsCogswell 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 released a second batch of 3D animatable rigs -- depicting two original “human” digital characters -- through the school’s in-house character program “Project Avatarah.”
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Platinum Platypus Uses Quantum StorNext Pro Studio to Accelerate
Video and Motion Graphics Firm Realizes Immediate Gains in Efficiency and Capacity While Building Foundation for Fluid, Economical Growth
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that Platinum Platypus, creator of video, motion graphics and animation for both media and corporate enterprises, has implemented Quantum StorNext® Pro Studio to realize faster, more scalable storage and sharing of high-resolution video content. Quantum's workflow-optimized StorNext Pro™ Studio solution provides high-performance storage that Platinum Platypus can expand smoothly and economically to accommodate its rapid growth and its work with ever-larger media files. The complete storage solution from Quantum supports an efficient and agile workflow in which creatives can quickly and simultaneously access and edit video. Connecting to a Scalar® LTO library, StorNext Pro Studio also facilitates archive and protection of older projects while keeping them available for the creative team.
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The 33rd Annual Miami International Film Festival | Full Program Release
News: The 33rd Annual Miami International Film Festival | Full Program ReleaseRunning March 4–13, 2016, Filmmakers from 40 CountriesProudly Exhibit 129 Feature, Documentary, and Short Films
Monica Bellucci, Iciar Bollaín, Gavin Hood,
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Three of Change partners with National Geographic Education to animate their new “Learning Framework.”
News: Three of Change partners with National Geographic Education to animate their new “Learning Framework.”THREE OF CHANGE produces the new “National Geographic Learning Framework” video animation.
Three of Change partners with National Geographic Education to animate their new “Learning Framework.”
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JELD-WEN leverages 2016 HGTV Dream Home sponsorship with national spots from Wondersmith
JELD-WEN and CMD Leverage Brand's 2016 HGTV Dream Home Sponsorship with National TV Spots from Wondersmith, Directed by Andrew Hardaway
A new cinematic spot produced by creative production company Wondersmith for JELD-WEN and CMD has just debuted nationwide. Entitled "Beat," this and an earlier campaign spot entitled "Beauty Throughout" were directed by Andrew Hardaway specifically to leverage JELD-WEN's sponsorship of the 2016 HGTV Dream Home. Both spots can be viewed at http://wondersmith.tv.
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MAXON announces update to Cineware for Adobe After Effects CC
The Cineware Live 3D pipeline first introduced in After Effects CC offers improved workflow and greater performance. OpenGL rendering is now available within the Cineware effect, providing increased speed and higher quality results than the software render option. Users can now choose to automatically sync the After Effects and Cinema 4D time sliders. The new Cinema 4D Take System, introduced in R17, the latest Cinema 4D release, is also supported: After Effects artists can now choose to render specific Takes in a Cinema 4D project file.
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Interstate Welcomes Directing Duo TOMAT
News: Interstate Welcomes Directing Duo TOMATAward-Winning Brazilian Team Brings Their Comedy and VFX Chops to Directors’ Group
Award-winning directors’ group Interstate has signed Rio De Janeiro-based directing duo TOMAT for exclusive US representation.
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Zoic Adds Executive Producer Blythe Klippsten
News: Zoic Adds Executive Producer Blythe KlippstenCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added Blythe Klippsten as Executive Producer. Klippsten has nearly 15 years of experience in the VFX industry, previously working with top studios including Psyop, MassMarket, Stardust Studios and Ntropic. After beginning her career as a VFX Producer at Zoic from 2006 – 2008, she returns as Executive Producer for Series.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2016 Golden Reel Nominations
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2016 Golden Reel NominationsThe Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 63rd 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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Lily Tomlin to Receive ICG Publicists Lifetime Achievement Award
News: Lily Tomlin to Receive ICG Publicists Lifetime Achievement AwardComedienne Lily Tomlin will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 53rd Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 26.
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2016 AICP Show Chairperson Announced
News: 2016 AICP Show Chairperson AnnouncedMatt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) announced today that Jules Daly, President of RSA Films, will serve as Chairperson of the 2016 AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial. The AICP Show is one of the tent-pole events of AICP Week, which also includes the debut of the AICP Next Awards, as well as various educational sessions at the AICP Week Base Camp. AICP Week will take place in New York from June 7, 2016 – June 9, 2016.
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Frankie powers The Master Chief’s inaugural adventure
News: Frankie powers The Master Chief’s inaugural adventureFrankie powers The Master Chief’s inaugural adventure in Halo: The Fall of Reach
In the world of fan-favorite AAA game franchises, building on blockbuster experiences of the past comes with big expectations – and a lot of vigilant scrutiny from overprotective fans. So, when tasked with telling the origin story of gaming’s number one FPS protagonist in the medium of fully-animated 3D, The Sequence Group knew it had something of a significant task on its hands.
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Houdini Training at RSP
News: Houdini Training at RSPKurt Debens, Benjamin Holen and Nick Beins Use UniSA/RSP Media Placement as a Springboard to Professional Careers
Houdini, Side Effects’ 3D animation software, is a principal tool at Rising Sun Pictures and at other visual effects studios (VFX) worldwide engaged in feature film and high-end television VFX. The software is valued for the flexibility of its procedural design and robust capabilities in modeling, animation, character rigging and lighting.
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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's Comedic Multi-Platform Campaign Featuring Keegan-Michael Key Taps The Colonie’s Editorial + VFX Talent
News: Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's Comedic Multi-Platform Campaign Featuring Keegan-Michael Key Taps The Colonie’s Editorial + VFX TalentToyota RAV4 Hybrid's Comedic Multi-Platform Campaign Featuring Keegan-Michael Key Taps The Colonie’s Editorial + VFX Talent
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It’s Not Rocket Science launches with The Foundry software
Commander Chris Hadfield’s animated series teaches science through comedy
The new comedy science animation show—It’s Not Rocket Science—is a 10-episode series that has been developed using solutions and tools from leading creative software developer The Foundry. Created by retired Canadian astronaut and commander of the International Space Station Chris Hadfield, together with his son Evan, the series seeks to address current issues and misunderstood science topics, from vaccinations to climate change. An animated Commander Hadfield and his space pug Albert will use humorous narrative and anecdotes to educate viewers of all ages. The series was animated by D.C. Turner and Tracy King, the team behind the viral sensation Tim Minchin’s Storm, using a number of solutions from The Foundry. Mischief, a pen-based sketching application was used for all the concept drawing, storyboarding, mind mapping and music planning, while FLIX, The Foundry’s visual story development tool was used to create the storyboard build. Turner and King also used MODO, the 3D modeling, animation, effects and rendering package, and NUKE, a node-based digital composting application.
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The Foundry honored in annual Scientific and Technical Awards
MARI 3D texture painting system recognized by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
The Foundry, leading creative software developer, has announced that its MARI development team will be honored by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on Saturday, February 13. The awards recognize individuals that have added value to the filmmaking process. For their contributions to MARI’s development, Jack Greasley, Kiyoyuki Nakagaki, Duncan Hopkins and Carl Rand from The Foundry will receive an Academy Plaque in the Scientific and Engineering Awards category at the ceremony to be held at the Beverley Wiltshire in Beverly Hills.
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PULL Takes Their Music To The Streets For Nike’s ‘FootballX Skills’ Branded Content Series
News: PULL Takes Their Music To The Streets For Nike’s ‘FootballX Skills’ Branded Content SeriesCrafty soccer moves are no longer an international secret, courtesy of an intriguing new branded content online video series for Nike called “FootballX Skills,” created by agency AKQA and paced perfectly thanks to original scores from the New York City-based music company Pull and composer Mitch Davis.
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ArsenalCreative Names Andy Bate As Head Of 2D And Lead Visual Effects Supervisor
News: ArsenalCreative Names Andy Bate As Head Of 2D And Lead Visual Effects SupervisorArsenalCreative, a leading visual effects and design studio, has announced an expansion of its creative team with the addition of award-winning artist Andy Bate as the head of 2D and lead visual effects supervisor. Formerly a senior flame artist at a52, Bate will lead and continue to elevate the heart of the ArsenalCreative brand with his exceptional talents and industry knowledge.
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Visual Effects Society (VES) Manages VES Awards Production With Shotgun Software
News: Visual Effects Society (VES) Manages VES Awards Production With Shotgun Software
From Submission to Entry Vetting and Voting, Shotgun Is the Center of Awards Tracking and Management Process
Every winter visual effects practitioners around the world compile best-of reels showcasing impressive feats of animation, compositing and VFX in hopes of a nomination for the industry's coveted VES Award. The Visual Effects Society (VES) goes to great lengths to ensure that hundreds of entries are qualified and vetted as part of a submission process with seemingly countless moving parts. This process, run by an awards committee made up of VFX professionals around the world, is connected and managed via Shotgun, the scalable software platform for production tracking, review and asset management.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Nominees for the 14th Annual VES Awards
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Leads the Feature Film Nominations; The Peanuts Movie is Top Animated Film Contender; Game of Thrones Leads the Broadcast Field and Scores Most Nominations Overall
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, announced the nominees for the 14th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on artists who bring this work to life. Nominees were selected by VES members via events hosted by its nine sections - Australia, Bay Area, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, New Zealand, Toronto and Vancouver. The VES Awards will be held on February 2nd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Animated Storyboards Opens Toronto Office
News: Animated Storyboards Opens Toronto OfficeInternational animatics shop Animated Storyboards has launched a new office in Toronto. Maria Hanafy will lead the new studio as Managing Director, along with four additional staffers - a Director, Producer, Marketing Associate and Animator/Editor. This marks the 10th office for Animated Storyboards, with current offices running in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, São Paulo, Bangkok, Tel Aviv, Düsseldorf and Shanghai. The 4,300 square foot office will closely collaborate with all existing Animated Storyboards offices, whose global infrastructure currently includes nearly 300 full time in-house illustrators, designers, directors, producers and 2D and 3D artists. The facility includes three edit suites, a state-of-the-art audio studio, a conference room and a spacious lobby area for client use.
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Animated Storyboards Opens Toronto Office
News: Animated Storyboards Opens Toronto OfficeInternational animatics shop Animated Storyboards has launched a new office in Toronto. Maria Hanafy will lead the new studio as Managing Director, along with four additional staffers - a Director, Producer, Marketing Associate and Animator/Editor. This marks the 10th office for Animated Storyboards, with current offices running in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, São Paulo, Bangkok, Tel Aviv, Düsseldorf and Shanghai. The 4,300 square foot office will closely collaborate with all existing Animated Storyboards offices, whose global infrastructure currently includes nearly 300 full time in-house illustrators, designers, directors, producers and 2D and 3D artists. The facility includes three edit suites, a state-of-the-art audio studio, a conference room and a spacious lobby area for client use.
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TEDx Organizers For Vail, Co, And San Francisco Events Turn To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Audiovisual Animation Projects
News: TEDx Organizers For Vail, Co, And San Francisco Events Turn To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Audiovisual Animation ProjectsStudents within Cogswell College’s innovative MediaWorks program were recently hired by organizers behind two TEDx Conferences to develop and produce original, short animated audiovisual communication projects promoting those two events.
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Media 100 Announces El Capitan Support
Fast, Professional, Easy-to-Use Video Editing for Mac OS X. Try it Free for 60 Days.
MacVideo Promo, a publishing and promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for Mac video editors, announces Media 100 Suite Version 2.1.7 - fast, professional, and easy-to-use video editing software for Mac OS X. The v2.1.7 release adds support for Mac OS X 10.11 (“El Capitan”) and is available for $99 USD.
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Art Directors Club names ADC 95th Annual Awards Advertising and Digital juries
News: Art Directors Club names ADC 95th Annual Awards Advertising and Digital juries29 creative jury members, split equally between men and women, from 15 countries to judge the best in global Advertising and Digital work based on excellence in idea and craft.
The Art Directors Club, one of the first non-profit organizations in the world to champion commercial creativity and the artists who create it, today announced the complete Advertising and Digital juries for the prestigious ADC 95th Annual Awards, which is open for entries at http://adcglobal.org/awards/adc-annual-awards/.
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INK explores high-tech simulations with RADO
News: INK explores high-tech simulations with RADOAward-winning production studio INK has released three stunning shorts that showcase RADO’s latest watch collection.
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Where to find Walter Biscardi at NAB Show 2016
NAB Show 2016 is upon us and my schedule is coming together. I’ll be primarily appearing in the Studio Network Solutions booth SL11113 giving the presentation Adobe Premiere Pro Project Management and Project Sharing Best Practices . (full details below) I’ll also be at some of the evening events and...
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Compute Lip Sync from Scene Audio in Adobe Character Animator
In my previous tutorial, "A Video to Animation Workflow for Character Animator," I took a video clip and, through ManyCam, created animation and lip sync in Character Animator. In this tutorial, I take just video through ManyCam for creating animation, and get the audio from the video clip using Adobe...
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A Video to Animation Workflow for Adobe Character Animator
I've been playing with the preview version of Adobe Character Animator for a month or so. Animator is designed to create animation from your live movements in front of a webcam and lip sync from your live voice into a microphone. But it can be hard to get everything just...
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