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Andrew Bell Joins Method Studios as Sr. EP/VP, Advertising Operations
Andrew Bell Joins Method Studios as Sr. EP/VP, Advertising OperationsLong-time VFX exec Andrew Bell has joined the leadership team of Method Studios’ Advertising business in Los Angeles as Sr. EP/VP, Advertising Operations. In this role reporting to Method Advertising MD and EVP Stuart Robinson, he’ll work alongside Method L.A.’s Commercials VFX Sr. EP/VP Stephanie Gilgar and Digital Studio head Jeff Werner to drive day-to-day operations in the L.A. studio, curate talent, and bring Method’s capabilities to brand, agency and production company clients on the west coast.
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Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer Will Files Joins Sony Pictures Post Production Services
Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer Will Files Joins Sony Pictures Post Production Services
Award-winning sound artist will edit and mix on a new Dolby Atmos-capable stage
Award-winning Supervising Sound Editor and Re-Recording Mixer Will Files has joined Sony Pictures Post Production Services. Files, who spent a decade at Skywalker Sound, brings credits on more than 80 feature films, including Passengers, Deadpool, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Fantastic Four. Files won a 2018 MPSE Golden Reel Award for his work on War for the Planet of the Apes. His current project is the upcoming Columbia Pictures release Venom out in U.S. theaters October 5, 2018.
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MAXON announces sponsorship of new 'Women in Motion Graphics' website
MAXON Cinema 4D-Hosted “Women in Motion Graphics” Panel at NAB 2018 Sheds Light on Industry Workplace Challenges
At this year’s 2018 NAB Show, MAXON, the industry-leading developer of Cinema 4D, the acclaimed 3D software application used by artists around the world for motion graphics, general design, VFX, VR/AR and all types of visualization applications, was host to a luncheon panel session entitled, “Women in Motion Graphics.”
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VRLA Announces 2018 Keynotes & Expo Highlights
VRLA Announces 2018 Keynotes & Expo Highlights
The Biggest Immersive Tech Event of the Year Returns May 4-5, Exploring “A New Reality”
Experience next generation immersive technologies and explore “A New Reality” at VRLA, the leading virtual and augmented reality expo, May 4-5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Industry-leading companies sponsoring this year’s expo include Intel, Dell, Qualcomm, VIVEPORT, Microsoft, Neurogaming and OptiTrack, as well as a full lineup of innovative companies shaping the future of immersive tech. Passes are available now and start at just $30, and for the first time ever attendees can register in VR via the official Payscout VRLA Registration 2018 app.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15
New upgrade fully integrates visual effects and motion graphics, adds even more audio tools plus hundreds of new features and improvements that editors and colorists have asked for!
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 15, a massive update that fully integrates visual effects and motion graphics, making it the world’s first solution to combine professional offline and online editing, color correction, audio post production, multi user collaboration and now visual effects together in one software tool. DaVinci Resolve 15 adds an entirely new Fusion page with over 250 tools for compositing, paint, particles, animated titles and more.
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NAB: Adobe Creative Cloud Brings Major Updates for Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and More
NAB: Adobe Creative Cloud Brings Major Updates for Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and More
New Release Accelerates Workflows for Color, Graphics, Animation and Audio with Adobe Sensei
Ahead of the 2018 NAB Show, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced a major update in Adobe Creative Cloud, giving video professionals new tools to automate and expedite time-consuming production tasks without sacrificing creative control. Available today, the updates include powerful new capabilities for refining color, creating graphics and crafting audio, along with enhanced VR tools, improved collaboration, integration with Adobe Stock and advanced artificial intelligence powered by Adobe Sensei.
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Audiomotion and Vicon Help Make the Virtual into Reality for Spielberg's ‘Ready Player One’
Audiomotion and Vicon Help Make the Virtual into Reality for Spielberg's ‘Ready Player One’
Audiomotion in Collaboration with Digital Domain Used Vicon Vantage V16 Cameras and an Early Version of
Shōgun Software; Nearly 60 Percent of the Film Featured Performance Capture
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Machine and Deep Learning, AI and Production/Post Program at NAB Show
Machine and Deep Learning, AI and Production/Post Program at NAB Show
Half-Day Program to Examine the Application of Machine Intelligence in Production and Post, Now and in the Future
NAB Show will present a new half-day program within the Next-Generation Media Technologies Conference titled “Get Ready for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.” The program, which takes place Tuesday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will include six sessions that highlight the various ways machine intelligence is impacting content creation.
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Aaton-Transvideo to Highlight Impressive New Products at NAB Show 2018
Aaton-Transvideo to Highlight Impressive New Products at NAB Show 2018
Aaton-Digital and Transvideo products will be at NAB SHOW 2018 at the Convention Center, Las Vegas, USA, Exhibition April 9-12
During NAB 2018, Aaton-Digital and Transvideowill highlight new products being introduced at the show, that include Transvideo's StarliteHD-e recorder-monitor, displaying its latest focus puller menu connected to an ARRI camera and Cooke smart optics, along with Aaton Digital’s award winning location sound recorders CantarMini and CantarX3 which now include Sennheiser AMBEO® technology as standard.
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Friends of Mine helps OtterBox global brand film "Pass It On"
Friends of Mine helps OtterBox global brand film "Pass It On"Emmy Award®- winning design and branding studio Friends of Mine and its Creative Director and Co-Founder Jeremy Lindenmier have partnered with client OtterBox to envision, produce and launch a unique, seven-part brand film spanning seven locations around the world.
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Aardman’s Early Man – axisVFX seamlessly blends VFX with stop-motion across 1,350 VFX shots
Aardman’s Early Man – axisVFX seamlessly blends VFX with stop-motion across 1,350 VFX shots
Bristol-based VFX outfit delivers impressive effects on Nick Park’s latest feature.
axisVFX, the visual effects arm of Axis Studios and creator of high-end CG imagery for television and film projects, has delivered 1,350 shots over the course of 13 months on Aardman Animations’ latest stop motion epic Early Man. The work included the film’s dramatic prologue, epic stadium shots, the moody badlands, lava, fire and water FX.
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mimoLive 4: Multi-Endpoint Streaming, Social Media And More
mimoLive 4: Multi-Endpoint Streaming, Social Media And More
The Multi-In, Multi-Out Live Video Engine for the Mac
Version 4 of the Apple Design Award winning live video production application mimoLive - is now available. The new version improves live video producer’s lives by adding easy multi-endpoint streaming, a process to work with viewer comments on YouTube and Facebook, a multi-view to keep an eye on your video sources and much more. mimoLive 4 will be shown at the NDI® Pavilion (booth SL5516) at NAB in Las Vegas.
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ClassX Updated Support for Bluefish444 EPOCH and KRONOS Video I/O
ClassX Updated Support for Bluefish444 EPOCH and KRONOS Video I/O
ClassX applications updated for direct SDK integration with Epoch and KRONOS video hardware
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the professional video industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards, and mini converters, announces upgraded support for Bluefish444 Epoch and KRONOS video hardware by
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PushPlay to Win in annual short film contest from LaCie
PushPlay to Win in annual short film contest from LaCiePushPlay is an annual short film contest for the indie filmmaking community—hosted by LaCie. Together with a carefully selected panel of judges, we’ll be looking for the best told stories from the brightest emerging filmmakers spanning narrative fiction, documentary, and animation film categories.
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Chaos Group Lines Up Star Trek, Games and Animated TV for FMX 2018
Chaos Group Lines Up Star Trek, Games and Animated TV for FMX 2018
Pixomondo, Cube Creative and RealtimeUK Among V-Ray Day Speakers; New Mars Design Contest with HP
Today, Chaos Group announced its V-Ray Day line-up for FMX 2018, its annual presentation series that brings exclusive production talks to show attendees. This year, the talented artists at Pixomondo, Cube Creative and RealtimeUK will be delivering breakdowns of everything from Star Trek to game trailers, before Chaos Group announces a new partnership with HP that is set to award big prizes for designing a habitable future on Mars.
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Finish Post Utilizes DaVinci Resolve Studio In National Television Commercial for Progressive
Finish Post Utilizes DaVinci Resolve Studio In National Television Commercial for Progressive
Boston’s Finish Post used DaVinci Resolve Studio and a DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel to grade Progressive's latest commercial titled, "My Year of Me."
Blackmagic Design today announced that Colorist Rob Bessette from Boston-based Finish Post used DaVinci Resolve Studio and a DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel to grade Progressive's latest commercial titled, "My Year of Me." The spot follows the Progressive Box as he recounts his recent travels around the globe.
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Vicon Introduces Shōgun 1.2 at GDC 2018 with a Virtual Escape Room
Vicon Introduces Shōgun 1.2 at GDC 2018 with a Virtual Escape Room
Daily Presentations with New Unreal Engine 4 Content Project and a Multi-Person Virtual Escape Room Take Center Stage at Vicon’s GDC, Located in the South Hall Booth #241
Vicon, the industry leader in motion capture camera systems, returns to the Game Developers Conference (GDC) to help Epic Games unveil a new Unreal Engine 4 project, and to debutthe next stage in its expanding entertainment software platform, Shōgun 1.2.Instead of simply telling people what Shōguncan do, Vicon wants GDC attendees to experience it. Participants will enter Vicon’s booth and be transported into a VR multiplayer escape room, where they will have to use their wits to solve puzzles and beat the clock!
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Mediaworkstations.net Makes Industry Debut with Line of Highly Customized Workstations and Servers for Content Creators
Mediaworkstations.net Makes Industry Debut with Line of Highly Customized Workstations and Servers for Content Creators
Custom System Builder Offers “What’s Next” in Content Creation Systems; Designed for Specific Needs of Studio Teams, CG Artists, Animators, Editors and Colorists
Mediaworkstations.net (www.mediaworkstations.net) is making its industry debut this week, offering a new approach to meeting the needs of content creators with application-matched workstations, portables and servers. Started by a team of media professionals and computer hardware experts, Mediaworkstations.net was founded with the sole aim of helping studio teams, designers, and VFX artists design reliable, production-proven computer hardware optimized for customers’ specific workflow demands.
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Technicolor PostWorks Helps Send 10 Films to SXSW
Technicolor PostWorks Helps Send 10 Films to SXSWContinuing its support for innovative and emerging filmmakers, Technicolor PostWorks New York provided post-production services for 10 films screening at this month’s SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The films span narrative, documentary and animation categories and include five world premieres. The 10 Technicolor PostWorks projects include a wide range of projects in various genres.
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Boris FX Announces New Particle Illusion and App Manager, Previews New 2018 Product Lineup at NAB 2018
Boris FX Announces New Particle Illusion and App Manager, Previews New 2018 Product Lineup at NAB 2018
Technology showcase of popular post-production plug-ins: Sapphire, Continuum, and Mocha for editing, motion graphics, and visual effects
Boris FX™, the leading developer of professional post-production tools, will be showcasing major new versions of the industry’s premier plug-ins: Continuum, Sapphire, and Mocha in connection with the brand new 2018 Boris FX App Manager at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), April 9-12, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Booth SL7620).
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Football Channel Upgrades to HD with PlayBox Technology Neo
Football Channel Upgrades to HD with PlayBox Technology Neo
See PlayBox Technology Limited on Booth N4520 at NAB 2018, Las Vegas, April 9-12
Moscow-based satellite broadcaster Football Channel has completed a major upgrade of the graphics, scheduling and playout system at its studios on the city's southwestern perimeter. The project was performed in cooperation with PlayBox Technology distribution partner Systems Video Graphics Animation LLC (SVGA) which is also located in the Russian capital.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards Winners
Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards WinnersThe Motion Picture Sound Editors tonight presented the 65th 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, games, special venue and other media. Sound Designer, Supervising Sound Editor and Re-Recording Mixer Paul Ottosson presented the annual MPSE Filmmaker Award to Director Kathryn Bigelow. Supervising Sound Editor Alan Robert Murray presented the Career Achievement Award to Sound Designer and Field Recordist John P. Fasal.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announces Presenters for the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards
Motion Picture Sound Editors Announces Presenters for the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards
The 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, February 18th
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today announces presenters for the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. The awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, February 18th at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Three-time Academy Award-winning Sound Designer and Supervising Sound Editor Paul Ottosson will present the 2018 MPSE Filmmaker Award to director Kathryn Bigelow. The 2018 MPSE Career Achievement Award will be presented to Sound Designer and Field Recordist John P. Fasal by two-time Academy Award-winning Supervising Sound Editor Alan Robert Murray.
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The Third Floor Receives VES Virtual Cinematography Award
The Third Floor Receives VES Virtual Cinematography Award
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Wins Year’s Top Virtual Cinematography Honors, Recognizing Work by The Third Floor and Framestore
Artists at international visualization studio THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. have received this year’s Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Groot Dance/Opening Fight. The award was presented to nominees James Baker (previs/postvis supervisor) and Steven Lo (previs lead) of THE THIRD FLOOR and nominees Alvise Avati (animator) and Robert Stipp (lighting technical director) of Framestore, representing the companies’ extensive digital cinematography work.
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Rising Sun Pictures Expands Education Program to Meet the Demands of a Growing Visual Effects Industry in South Australia
Rising Sun Pictures Expands Education Program to Meet the Demands of a Growing Visual Effects Industry in South AustraliaRising Sun Pictures continues to be at the forefront of education and training by providing students with the necessary skill set required to fulfill VFX jobs in South Australia and around the globe. RSP Education, in partnership with University of South Australia, has recently expanded the successful programs to meet the growing global demand for world-class VFX graduates. The highly-regarded courses aid aspiring artists to make the leap from the classroom to the production floor.
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SIGGRAPH 2018 Seeks Submissions, Announces Program Expansions
SIGGRAPH 2018 Seeks Submissions, Announces Program ExpansionsSIGGRAPH 2018, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational event showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, announces the call for submissions for the 45th conference as well as two program expansions. The conference will take place 12–16 August 2018 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, B.C.
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Stun, An Award-Winning Entertainment Industry Content Studio, Ad Agency, and Production Company, Announces Significant Expansion
Stun, An Award-Winning Entertainment Industry Content Studio, Ad Agency, and Production Company, Announces Significant ExpansionLA-based Stun, an award winning entertainment industry content studio, ad agency, and commercial production company, has announced a significant expansion to a new, larger, headquarters. The agency has also acquired its first soundstage, bolstered its Social Media Content Team, and invested in a new brand strategy firm. The announcements, coinciding with the company’s 18th anniversary, were made today by Mark Feldstein and Brad Roth, Stun Principals & Co-Founders.
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MTI Film Hires Colorist Trent Johnson
MTI Film Hires Colorist Trent JohnsonVeteran colorist Trent Johnson has joined MTI Film. Johnson brings more than 25 years of experience and credits spanning features, animation, episodic television and restoration. His recent credits include Columbia Pictures’ The Emoji Movie, Screen Gems’ Proud Mary and the upcoming MGM comedy Overboard.
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ICG Publicists Name Dan Fogelman as TV Showman of the Year
ICG Publicists Name Dan Fogelman as TV Showman of the Year
Award to be Presented at International Cinematographers Guild’s Publicists Awards Luncheon, March 2
Dan Fogelman, creator and executive producer of the NBC drama This Is Us, one of the most lauded television shows of the past two years, will be named Television Showman of the Year at the 55th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards honoring excellence in publicity and promotion for motion pictures and television programs, to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, March 2.
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Watch the ADG Awards Live Steam, Sat. Jan. 27
Watch the ADG Awards Live Steam, Sat. Jan. 27
Catch the Red Carpet Live Stream on Saturday, January 27 at 5:00 PM PST
For the first time, the annual Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) Awards Red Carpet will be live-streamed from Hollywood and Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom on Saturday, January 27th beginning at 5:00 pm PT/8:00 pm ET. Hosted by Emmy®-winning Production Designers James Pearse Connelly (The Voice) and Cat Smith (Transparent), the ADG Red Carpet Live Stream is co-produced by American Cinematheque, SDSU School of Theatre, Television and Film, and IngleDodd Media.
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Framestore Evolves FANTASTIC BEASTS VR
Framestore Evolves FANTASTIC BEASTS VR
Framestore Evolves the Virtual Reality World of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’
Framestore and Warner Bros. Pictures have expanded the storyworld of Newt Scamander and his creatures for the latest virtual reality release of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’.
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Rising Sun Pictures Honoured with VES Award Nomination for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok
Rising Sun Pictures Honoured with VES Award Nomination for Marvel Studios’ Thor: RagnarokThree artists from Rising Sun Pictures have been nominated for a Visual Effects Society Award for their work on Marvel Studios’ summer blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok. CG Supervisor Hubert Maston, Lighting Technical Director Arthur Moody, On-Set VFX/Concept/Pre-vis Adam Paschke and Virtual Production Supervisor Casey Schatz (from Third Floor) are nominated for Best Virtual Cinematography for the film’s “Val’s Flashback” sequence. The team will travel to LA where the winners will be announced at the 16th Annual VES Awards Ceremony, February 13th in Beverly Hills.
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“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”: Stellar Sound Team Brings the Adventure Roaring to Life at Sony Pictures Post Production Services
“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”: Stellar Sound Team Brings the Adventure Roaring to Life at Sony Pictures Post Production Services
Supervising Sound Editor Joel Shryack led the sound team alongside Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer Julian Slater and Re-Recording Mixer Kevin O’Connell
In Columbia Pictures’ Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the game has changed as four teenagers are sucked into the world of Jumanji. Director Jake Kasdan has introduced many clever twists to the action-adventure, and that created plenty of opportunities for the film’s sound crew to get creative with sound. All sound services were completed at Sony Pictures Post Production Services.
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Shotgun Software Introduces Production Insights
Shotgun Software Introduces Production Insights
Shotgun 7.6 Adds New Analytics Feature Set for VFX and Animation
Shotgun Software today released Shotgun 7.6, the latest version of its leading cloud-based review and production tracking software. This release delivers a new set of analytics and reporting tools which give studio leaders the ability to visualize key production metrics, keep a close eye on the progress of their projects, and make business-critical decisions fast.
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House of Moves adds Selma Gladney-Edelman and Alastair Macleod
House of Moves adds Selma Gladney-Edelman and Alastair Macleod
Motion Capture and Animation Studio Brings in New Talent to Elevate Client Facing Experience and Custom Workflow Solutions
Animation and motion capture studio House of Moves (HOM) announced two new hires, Selma Gladney-Edelman as Executive Producer and Alastair Macleod as Head of Production Technology. The experienced duo is coming on board as the studio shifts to offer more custom short and long form content, and expands its motion capture technology workflows to its slate of television, feature film, video game and corporate clients.
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MocapNow Delivers Full Performance, Facial/Audio Capture with OptiTrack
MocapNow Delivers Full Performance, Facial/Audio Capture with OptiTrackSince launching in late 2015, Seattle-based MocapNow has become a premier mocap service provider in the Pacific Northwest, delivering a range of motion capture services from full performance capture to creating custom rigs, cleaning up data, and building or optimizing external motion capture systems. The studio’s credits span feature films, video games and virtual reality productions, including HBO’s Emmy Award-winning “Westworld” VR experience, Epic Games’ “Paragon” announcement trailer and the upcoming PlayStation VR game “Golem” from Highwire, among other projects.
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Rising Sun Pictures Hammers Out VFX for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok
Rising Sun Pictures Hammers Out VFX for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok
Studio takes the lead in slow-motion battle scene; recently expanded character animation department creates photo-real warriors, horses and digital characters.
Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), Australia’s premiere visual effects studio, produced more than 170 final visual effects shots for Thor: Ragnarok¸ the new film from Marvel Studios. Working under the supervision of Director Taika Waititi, production Visual Effects Supervisor Jake Morrison and production Visual Effects Producer Cyndi Ochs, RSP’s team spent more than 18 months helping to craft some of the film’s most memorable, creative and technically challenging scenes.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame Honorees
Visual Effects Society Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame Honorees
Distinguished Professionals to be Recognized at 9th Annual VES Summit
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its inaugural inductees to the VES Hall of Fame. In concert with the Society’s milestone 20th Anniversary, the VES Board of Directors created the VES Hall of Fame – a new honor to recognize exemplary individuals that came before us and upon whose shoulders we proudly stand. This distinction is being bestowed upon a select group of professionals and pioneers who have played a significant role in advancing the field of visual effects by invention, science, contribution or avocation of the art, science, technology and/or communications.
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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Upgrades Foley Stage
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Upgrades Foley Stage
Key additions include an Avid S6 M40 control surface, Avid Pro Tools HDX digital audio workstation, Pueblo microphone preamps
Sony Pictures Post Production Services has completed a major upgrade of its Foley department, adding new, state-of-the-art recording technology to its control room and stage where sound effects for scores of studio features, including the current hit Spider-Man: Homecoming, have been produced.
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Adobe Breaks New Ground in Video at IBC 2017
New Capabilities in Adobe Creative Cloud for Virtual Reality, Animation and Motion Graphics Empower All Video Creators; See it all at Stand 7.G27 in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Center and at 140 partner booths from September 15-19 at IBC
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today revealed advancements to its industry-leading Adobe Creative Cloud video tools and services, to be showcased at IBC 2017. To help filmmakers and video professionals create standout content, Adobe will highlight the latest innovations in virtual reality (VR)/360, animation, motion graphics, editing, collaboration and Adobe Stock – all available later this year. Many of these features are powered by Adobe Sensei, the company’s artificial intelligence and machine learning framework. Adobe will preview these advancements at Stand 7.G27 in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Center and at 140 partner booths from September 15-19 at IBC.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 9 with VR
Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 9 with VR
Incredible new VR tools, planar tracking, state of the art keying and more, along with a new low price of only $299 for Fusion 9 Studio!
Blackmagic Design today announced Fusion 9, a major update to its visual effects, compositing, 3D and motion graphics software. Fusion 9 has been designed to support the latest workflows and features new VR tools, entirely new keyer technology, planar tracking, camera tracking, multi user collaboration tools and more.
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Framestore Puts Hulk Into Action
Framestore Puts Hulk Into Action
Creative Studio Animates Character for Film and Commercial Worlds
International Oscar-winning creative studio Framestore is showing its cross-platform capabilities yet again by bringing the powerful Marvel character Hulk to life on both film and commercial platforms. The Film team in London and Integrated Advertising team in Los Angeles collaborated on the latest CG characterization of Hulk for upcoming Marvel Studios releases and Renault’s commercial ‘Renault Kwid.’
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SMPTE® Hollywood Section and VES of Los Angeles to Explore Augmented Reality at Joint June Meeting
SMPTE® Hollywood Section and VES of Los Angeles to Explore Augmented Reality at Joint June Meeting
Joint meeting, scheduled for Thursday, June 22, to examine the rapidly evolving field of augmented reality
(Los Angeles, CA--June 16, 2017) The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, and the Visual Effects Society Los Angeles Section will conduct a joint meeting, scheduled for Thursday, June 22, to examine the rapidly evolving field of augmented reality (AR).
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Bluefish444 Releases New IngeSTore Software Version
Bluefish444 Releases New IngeSTore Software Version
New CODEC and Edit-While-Record capabilities
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI, HDMI & ASI video I/O cards and mini converters for the professional video industry, has released IngeSTore version 1.1, which is now available free from the Bluefish444 website.
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MAXON Cinema 4D and CV-VR Cam Software Inspire Virtual Reality Film Satire, EXTRAVAGANZA
MAXON Cinema 4D and CV-VR Cam Software Inspire Virtual Reality Film Satire, EXTRAVAGANZA
Filmmaker Ethan Shaftel Leverages Popular 3D Solutions to Streamline VR Workflow; Film Starring Paul Scheer and John Gemberling to Make European Premiere at “NEXT” VR Program During the 2017 Cannes Film Festival
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, animation, painting and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce EXTRAVAGANZA, a new virtual reality (VR) short film satire directed by Ethan Shaftel, leverages the company’s acclaimed Cinema 4D software and its CV-VR Cam dedicated plug-in for rendering virtual reality (VR) content.
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Dawn of War III Game Cinematic and Cutscenes Completed using Fusion Studio
Dawn of War III Game Cinematic and Cutscenes Completed using Fusion Studio
Fusion Studio enables a brand new approach to its VFX pipeline, allowing the studio to streamline its 3D characters and environments into a 2.5D compositing setup
Blackmagic Design today announced that Axis Animation used Fusion Studio for its work on the game cinematic and cutscenes for the latest real time strategy game from Relic Entertainment and SEGA Europe, Warhammer® 40,000®: Dawn of War III®.
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HP Announces DreamColor Cinema 4K 31" and 24" Displays, Secure Mobile Workstations
HP Announces DreamColor Cinema 4K 31" and 24" Displays, Secure Mobile Workstations
Cinema 4K resolution and award-winning DreamColor technology sets the gold standard for color accuracy; Built for creative visionaries, the new HP ZBook line-up delivers desktop power in a sleek, mobile design
Today at NAB, HP Inc. announced a true Cinema 4K display, arming color professionals with new features, like color-critical accuracy and automatic calibration, to produce the films and animations of tomorrow. Designed in collaboration with top visual effects and animation studios, the new HP DreamColor Z31x Studio and HP DreamColor Z24x G2 displays are enabling artists, photographers and filmmakers to do what they do best – create – without having to worry about lackluster display performance.
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 Local Hero use Bluefish444 for 4K Netflix Content Creation
 Local Hero use Bluefish444 for 4K Netflix Content CreationCalifornia-based digital intermediate and feature finishing company, Local Hero, have been part of the feature film industry since 2006. With over 120 prestige indie credits such as Captain Fantastic, Dope and Pitch Perfect, Local Hero has been innovating in their field for over 10 years, specialising in making digital films of any budget look their best.
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Bluefish444 Releases New IngeSTore Software Version
Bluefish444 Releases New IngeSTore Software Version
New CODEC and Edit-While-Record capabilities
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announces IngeSTore version 1.1, is now available free from the Bluefish444 website. IngeSTore is Bluefish444’s free multi-channel capture software compatible with all Bluefish444 video cards. It captures multiple simultaneous channels of 3G/HD/SD-SDI to popular media files for archive, edit, encoding or analysis.
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Bluefish444 to Demonstrate Advanced 4K HDR Support with the Latest Versions of Adobe Video Tools
Bluefish444 to Demonstrate Advanced 4K HDR Support with the Latest Versions of Adobe Video Tools
See GPU accelerated 4K HDR workflows with Bluefish444 KRONOS and the Adobe Creative Cloud video tools at NAB Show 2017
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, will demonstrate advanced 4K HDR support with the latest versions of the Adobe® Creative Cloud® CC video apps at NAB Show 2017 utilising the all new Bluefish4444 KRONOS video, audio and data I/O card.
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Bluefish444 Showcases NewTek Connect Pro, 4K NDI™ Workflows
Bluefish444 Showcases NewTek Connect Pro, 4K NDI™ Workflows
NDI-compatible Bluefish444 SDI cards send and receive 4K video and audio over IP to support interconnected production workflows
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the highest quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI & ASI video cards and mini converters in the professional video industry, today announced it will demonstrate at NAB Show 2017 a 4K live production workflow utilising the NewTek Connect Pro application with Bluefish444’s Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ video card to capture 4K SDI and encode in real time to NDI for production use.
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Bluefish444 Updates Support for CasparCG 2.1
Bluefish444 Updates Support for CasparCG 2.1
Bluefish444 support for the popular CasparCG Server updated
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video I/O cards for Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems, have updated support for CasparCG Server with Bluefish444 Epoch video I/O devices.
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Morro Data Accelerates Media Collaboration with “Cache and Sync” Appliance
Morro Data Accelerates Media Collaboration with “Cache and Sync” Appliance
Files Are Stored in the Cloud, Cached Locally, and Synced Globally with low cost units
Morro Systems, an innovative developer of file transfer and storage solutions, will introduce Morro Data for production and post-production at NAB Show in Las Vegas. Morro Data combines the speed and convenience of networked storage with the scalability, flexibility and economy of the cloud to make it easy to sync, share, transfer and save data across sites and between business partners. The service is tailored to small and medium sized workgroups and businesses, including companies involved in production, post-production, editorial, visual effects, animation, design and other data-intensive applications, delivering the features and performance of an enterprise level solution at a fraction of the cost starting at under $998 per location.
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FOR-A to Debut FT-ONE-LS-12G Full 4K Super Slow-motion Camera
FOR-A to Debut FT-ONE-LS-12G Full 4K Super  Slow-motion Camera
Company will also introduce VRCAM-NX sensor less virtual studio/on-air graphics system and RFC-ONE real-time flash corrector
At the upcoming NAB Show, FOR-A will debut the next generation high-speed full 4K camerain its FT-ONE series, the FT-ONE-LS-12G. Designed specifically for fast-paced sporting events, the FT-ONE-LS-12G offers high-quality image performance, even in low light conditions that are often found in sports stadium venues and can prove troublesome for most high-frame-rate cameras.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors to Host “Rogue One” Super Session at NAB
Motion Picture Sound Editors to Host “Rogue One” Super Session at NAB
Sound and visual effects artists reveal the secrets to the magic of the box office smash
The visual effects and sound artists from Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound will describe their roles in creating cinematic magic for last year’s blockbuster hit Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in a special Super Session at The 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Hosted by the Motion Picture Sound Editors in partnership with NAB, the Super Session, The Force Returns: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” is slated for Wednesday, April 26th at 2:00 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Upper S222.
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DDB's Integrated Campaign for Dairy Farmers of Canada Leverages Powerful Animated Short from Gentleman Scholar
DDB's Integrated Campaign for Dairy Farmers of Canada Leverages Powerful Animated Short from Gentleman ScholarCreative production company Gentleman Scholar recently teamed-up with DDB Canada and Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) to produce the beautifully animated, 3.5-minute short film at the heart of a new integrated campaign to help elevate the quality perception of Canadian cheese. The campaign officially launched this week, with the short debuting on the brand's YouTube channel together with several :15 and :06 cut-down versions. The short also lives on the campaign's https://www.CanadianCheese.ca microsite.
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Bluefish444 and Christie Demo Projection Mapping at NAB Show 2017
Bluefish444 and Christie Demo Projection Mapping at NAB Show 2017
Bluefish444 Epoch card and Christie Boxer 4K30 projector form winning combination
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industryís highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD video I/O cards for the Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems, is partnering with Christie for a projection mapping demonstration at NAB Show 2017.
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Visual Effects Society Launches New Signature Print and Digital Publication
Visual Effects Society Launches New Signature Print and Digital Publication
Definitive Global VFX Platform Heralds Society’s 20th Anniversary – VFX Voice
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the visual effects industry’s professional global honorary society, premiered the inaugural issue of VFX Voice, the organization’s new signature print and digital magazine. VFX Voice is a quarterly printed publication, and the web version is now live at www.vfxvoice.com. (To get the ful magazine experience online, go to “Digital Edition” and use the ful screen view). In addition to housing the digital edition, the site wil be a robust platform of news and features between issues. The editorial focus of the magazine wil have a wide global landscape: feature films, TV, commercials, music videos, animation, theme parks, virtual reality, gaming, new media and industry trends, and wil celebrate the VES, its diverse membership and sections around the world. In addition to industry circulation, VES members wil receive the publication as a benefit of membership.
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BenQ Ships Industry's First Color-Critical Monitor With Single-Cable USB-C Connectivity
BenQ Ships Industry's First Color-Critical Monitor With Single-Cable USB-C Connectivity
New PD2710QC 27" QHD IPS LED Display Features 100% sRGB As Well As Advanced Darkroom, CAD/CAM and Animation Modes
BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, has launched a new 100% sRGB and Rec. 709 monitor offering an impressive range of features that help creative professionals craft exceptional detail in stunning color. The new PD2710QC is the world's first design monitor to include a USB-C™ Docking Station for MacBook and PC users, allowing designers to charge devices, transfer data, transmit audio and video, and connect to the internet, all through the convenience of a single cable.
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Cineversity announces new "Perception Guide to FUI" tutorial series
Cineversity announces new "Perception Guide to FUI" tutorial series
Pioneering Motion Graphics Studio Reveals Design Techniques and Tips to Help Cinema 4D Artists Create Cinematic Visions of the Future
MAXON is pleased to announce the “Perception Guide to Fictional User Interface ”, a comprehensive tutorial series for its Cineversity training and resource site. Created by the New York City-based Perception motion graphics studio creative team, the tutorials are designed to help CG artists learn the technical aspects of creating futuristic motion graphics imagery.
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Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.5 for Maya
Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.5 for Maya
Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.5 for Maya Fast Adaptive Lights and Major GPU Rendering Improvements Now Available in Latest Update
Today, Chaos Group released V-Ray 3.5 for Maya, a major update to its Academy Award-winning CPU and GPU production renderer. Used on recent television and film projects including The Fate of the Furious, Beauty and the Beast, and Stranger Things, this update brings faster rendering, more responsive look development and added realism to high-end VFX and animation projects.
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Broadcast Pix Partners with NewBlue to Add Motion CG Software to Broadcast Pix Switchers
Broadcast Pix Partners with NewBlue to Add Motion CG Software to Broadcast Pix SwitchersBroadcast Pix™ today announced an agreement with NewBlue, an innovative titling and video effects company based in San Diego, to include its high-end CG engine in Broadcast Pix integrated production switchers. Titler Live powered by NewBlueFX produces resolution independent 3D text and graphics, as well as motion graphics animations. Broadcast Pix will demonstrate its new graphics capabilities at the 2017 NAB Show (Booth SL9721), which runs April 24-27 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Footage.net Teams with Leading Footage Companies for NAB Exhibit
Footage.net Teams with Leading Footage Companies for NAB Exhibit
Footage.net's 2017 NAB exhibition will feature a diverse group of leading footage companies, including ABCNEWS VideoSource, Bridgeman Footage, FootageBank, Global ImageWorks, HOsiHO, INA and Reelin' in the Years Productions, offering NAB attendees an introduction to the world-class footage sources available for search and screening through Footage.net, the world's premier online platform for stock footage search and discovery.
(New York, NY--April 3, 2017) A select group of leading footage companies will take part in Footage.net's 2017 NAB exhibition, offering NAB attendees a unique opportunity to discover new footage sources, meet footage providers in person and delve into the ins and outs of locating, acquiring and using footage.
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MacVideo Promo Launches Free Pro Video Editor for macOS
MacVideo Promo Launches Free Pro Video Editor for macOS
Media 100 Suite: Fast, Professional, Easy-to-Use Video Editing for macOS
MacVideo Promo, a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for Mac video editors, announces the free immediate availability of Media 100 Suite v2.1.8, professional and easy-to-use video editing software for macOS.
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Robert Legato to Present Keynote at NAB Show 'The Future of Cinema Conference' Produced With SMPTE
Robert Legato to Present Keynote at NAB Show 'The Future of Cinema Conference' Produced With SMPTE
Emmy® and Academy® Award-Winning Visual Effects Supervisor Will Discuss 'Jungle Book, Photorealism, and the Bright Future of Filmmaking'
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that Emmy® and Academy® Award-winning visual effects supervisor Robert Legato will present the keynote at the 2017 NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Intersection of Technology, Art, & Commerce in Cinema," produced in partnership with SMPTE. The conference will take place April 22-23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Killer Tracks Launches New Production Music Label – ICON with 16 New Album Releases
Killer Tracks Launches New Production Music Label – ICON with 16 New Album Releases
Works from award-winning composers Frederik Wiedmann and Joel Goodman available for immediate licensing.
Killer Tracks, a premiere source for pre-cleared production music, today announces its new label ICON, featuring music for movie trailers, television promos, advertising, sports, games and other media. The initial release includes 16 albums created and produced by award-winning composers Frederik Wiedmann and Joel Goodman, founders of independent music producer ICON Trailer Music.
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Timber Welcomes Art Director Jon Lorenz & Digital Effects Supervisor Jeff Willette To Its Expanding Team
Timber Welcomes Art Director Jon Lorenz & Digital Effects Supervisor Jeff Willette To Its Expanding TeamTimber Creative Directors/Co-Founders Jonah Hall and Kevin Lau have welcomed Art Director Jon Lorenz and Digital Effects Supervisor Jeff Willette to the company’s expanding team. “Having freelanced with Timber on projects for the past year, I've concluded that the company is in a class of its own,” says Jon Lorenz. “More than just a working community, the team is a family with a shared pulse of growth, ambition and heart.”
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Leftchannel Creates Animated Technique for Netflix's AUDRIE & DAISY
Leftchannel Creates Animated Technique for Netflix's AUDRIE & DAISY
Documentary Received Prestigious 2017 Annie Award Nomination
Earlier this year, leftchannel received a prestigious Annie Award nomination for “Best Animated Special Production” for the Sundance hit and Netflix-acquired AUDRIE & DAISY. The team at leftchannel, led by Founder/Creative Director Alberto Scirocco, created a specific animation technique for the powerful documentary, currently streaming on Netflix.
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LightHouse Films Signs Director Anthony Pellino for U.S. Representation
LightHouse Films Signs Director Anthony Pellino for U.S. Representation
Up and Coming Director Brings Visually Stunning Direction to LightHouse Films
New York based commercial production company LightHouse Films is excited to welcome director Anthony Pellino to their award winning roster of directors. Based in New York, Pellino brings a unique and riveting style of directing to the LightHouse team by constantly striving to convey raw emotion through a cinematically surreal, yet highly authentic approach to filmmaking.
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Powersoft Creates Clever, Elemental Animated Video Campaign to Launch its Groundbreaking Quattrocanali Amplifier Family to a Sophisticated User Base
Powersoft Creates Clever, Elemental Animated Video Campaign to Launch its Groundbreaking Quattrocanali Amplifier Family to a Sophisticated User Base
Playful Cartoons Combine Practical Information with Captivating Visuals to Communicate Product Features and Installation Possibilities for Best in Class Series of Amplifier Products
Powersoft, a leading manufacturer of advanced power amplification technology, recently launched a playful — yet informative and practical — video campaign designed to inform new and existing customers of its latest series of groundbreaking amplifiers: Quattrocanali. The international campaign, which utilizes cartoons in a clever and informative narrative visual context, consists of four separate videos, each honing in on a key concept of the campaign's messaging: 'Seamless Integration', 'Effortless Installation', 'Greener Earth', and an 'overview' of the line.
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Registration for SIGGRAPH 2017 Now Open: Conference Chair Jerome Solomon Says Los Angeles Has "Arrived" As Hub for Digital Technologies
Registration for SIGGRAPH 2017 Now Open: Conference Chair Jerome Solomon Says Los Angeles Has "Arrived" As Hub for Digital TechnologiesRegistration is now open for SIGGRAPH 2017, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques. To register for this year’s event, which will be held 30 July–3 August 2017 in Los Angeles, please see http://s2017.siggraph.org/registration: this includes full week, single day, and exhibition only options.
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Nickelodeon Launches All-New On-Air Brand Refresh
Nickelodeon Launches All-New On-Air Brand Refresh
Nick’s New Look and Feel Comes as Net Is Experiencing Creative and Ratings Surge
Nickelodeon, the number-one kids’ network with the top-rated kids’ shows on all TV, is pairing this year’s fun-filled slime-fest, the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, with the debut of an all-new brand refresh of its on-air and online look and feel—one that reflects the play, surprise and imagination in kids’ lives and delivers on the net’s mission to help make the world a more playful place. Created with global branding and creative agency Superestudio, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nick’s new look focuses on the power of imagination via an array of kids interacting with the real world and Nick’s beloved characters in surprising and surreal mixes of live-action and graphics.
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Chaos Group Releases All-in-one Fluid Dynamics Plugin Phoenix FD 3 for Autodesk Maya
Chaos Group Releases All-in-one Fluid Dynamics Plugin Phoenix FD 3 for Autodesk Maya
Fire, Smoke, Liquid and Ocean Simulations Now Possible Directly in Maya; FLIP Solver Tops New Feature Set
Chaos Group has released Phoenix FD 3 for Maya, a major update to its all-in-one fluid dynamics plugin for Autodesk Maya. Phoenix FD supports a wide range of fluid simulations including smoke, fire, water and oceans, making it a popular choice for fast-paced television productions such as Arrow, Once Upon a Time and The Man in the High Castle. With a new FLIP liquid solver, plus a new fire and smoke solver, Phoenix FD 3 for Maya delivers realistic visual effects in shorter time frames.
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AUTFEST, the First Annual Film Festival Dedicated to Autism Awareness, Announces Its April 22-23 Program Line-Up
AUTFEST, the First Annual Film Festival Dedicated to Autism Awareness, Announces Its April 22-23 Program Line-Up
Presented by the Autism Society and AMC Theaters®, AutFest Celebrates “From Spectrum to Screen” in Orange County. Oscar®-Winners Ben Affleck and Pixar Filmmakers Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera To Be Honored.
AutFest, the first film festival solely dedicated to an autistic audience and filmmakers, today announced its official program selections for its first annual film festival celebrating autism awareness “from spectrum to screen.” Presented by The Autism Society, AutFest will screen over 10 feature films and short films that promote autism awareness and/or are made by autistic filmmakers. As previously announced, AutFest will also honor Oscar®-winning director, actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck and Oscar–winning Pixar Animation Studios’ filmmakers Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera (Inside Out). AutFest takes place Saturday, April 22 – Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the AMC Orange 30 in Orange, CA. Passes and tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at autfestasa.com.
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FOR-A Named Exclusive Distributor of ClassX Live 3D Graphics Line
FOR-A Named Exclusive Distributor of ClassX Live 3D Graphics Line
FOR-A Named Exclusive Distributor of ClassX Live 3D Graphics Line in North, Central and South America
FOR-A Corporation of America and ClassX announce today an exclusive sales and service agreement between the two companies. FOR-A America will now offer, on an exclusive basis, the ClassX solution of 2D/3D character generation and live motion graphics and playout software in North, Central, and South America. The agreement provides broadcasters and live event producers with the ability to create and play out ClassX real-time broadcast graphics integrated with FOR-A video switchers.
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LightHouse Films Signs New Northeast Representation
LightHouse Films has recently signed Sharon Lew of Lew & Co for Northeast representation. Sharon is a 20-year film, television, and media industry veteran who founded the New York-based Talent Management firm, Lew & Co. Her career includes collaborations with world-class visual artists, directors, brands, and production companies.
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Geoff Bailey Joins Alkemy X As Creative Director
Geoff Bailey Joins Alkemy X As Creative DirectorCreative content company Alkemy X has added Creative Director Geoff Bailey to its New York office. This move accents a noteworthy stretch of expansion in which Alkemy X almost doubled its staff and opened a new state-of-the-art production and post facility in New York City. The announcement comes on the heels of Alkemy X making headlines as the exclusive visual effects company on M. Night Shyamalan’s original thriller “Split,” which was the no. 1 film at the U.S. Box Office for three consecutive weeks.
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Xsens Indie Program brings motion capture to independent creators
Xsens Indie Program brings motion capture to independent creators
Xsens Indie Program brings mocap to the masses New initiative gives indie creatives access to Hollywood-grade motion capture technology
Xsens, the leading innovator in 3D motion tracking technology, has announced the Xsens Indie Program—a new initiative designed to democratize the use of its Hollywood-grade motion capture solutions.
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RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Nuke and Fusion Studio
RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Nuke and Fusion Studio
Fisheye, super-wide angle, spherical and 360 panorama processing and stabilization made easy!
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces RE:Lens™, a new set of tools for projection conversion and lens distortion correction. RE:Lens is vital for your super-wide, fisheye, spherical, and 360 panorama workflow and is now available for The Foundry's Nuke and Blackmagic Design's Fusion Studio while continuing to be available for Adobe® After Effects® and Adobe Premiere Pro®.
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OptiTrack Introduces Active VR Tracking at GDC 2017
OptiTrack Introduces Active VR Tracking at GDC 2017
OptiTrack delivers the best active tracking solution ever built, with the lowest deployment cost for theme park scaled VR experiences
OptiTrack today introduced OptiTrack Active, a solution tailored specifically for out-of-home, theme park scaled virtual reality (VR) experiences. This advancement enables greatly simplified manufacturing and deployment efforts for large-scale, multi-user VR experiences. OptiTrack Active will be showcased using Oculus HMDs, Striker VR weapons, and MSI VR One Backpack PCs in the OptiTrack booth (#2002, South Hall) at the 2017 Game Developers Conference, held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco March 1-3.
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Autodesk Wins are Twofold this Awards Season
Autodesk Wins are Twofold this Awards Season
Autodesk Technology Helps Artists Create 2016’s Best Films for the 22nd Consecutive Year; Arnold Renderer Honored with a 2017 Sci-Tech Award
Artists from around the world used media and entertainment software from Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) for the 22nd year to help bring 2016's most popular films to the big screen. Autodesk also received recognition from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, earning a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (Sci-Tech) for the Arnold Renderer.
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64th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Winners Announced
64th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Winners AnnouncedThe Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 64th MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 23 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, interactive entertainment and other media. Supervising Sound Editor Scott Gershin presented the annual MPSE Filmmaker Award to Director Guillermo del Toro. Supervising Sound Editors Wylie Stateman and Shannon McIntosh presented the Career Achievement Award to Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Harry Cohen.
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LightHouse Films Signs Director Romain Quirot for US Representation
LightHouse Films Signs Director Romain Quirot for US Representation
Award-Winning French Director Brings Style, Humor, and Genius Artistic Direction to the U.S.
Commercial production company LightHouse Films based in NYC is excited to welcome director Romain Quirot, who will be represented exclusively in the North American market. Based in Paris, Quirot will bring his poetic, often light-hearted style of filmmaking to commercial and digital projects for LightHouse, expanding the company’s already versatile roster of directors.
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Bluefish444 Announces 4K/HD/SD Compatibility with Avmeda Marsis
Bluefish444 Announces 4K/HD/SD Compatibility with Avmeda Marsis
4K/HD/SD playout from Avmeda Marsis Playout Automation
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announces compatibility with Marsis Playout Automation from Avmeda. Marsis Playout Automation is a hybrid multi-channel 4K/HD/SD/IP automation solution, allowing both traditional baseband broadcasters and next generation online/IP-based TV customers, to use easily and effectively within their workflow.
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SynthEyes Adds Direct 360VR Solving
SynthEyes Adds Direct 360VR Solving
Plus Powerful New Lens Calibration System
Andersson Technologies LLC has released SynthEyes 1702, the latest version of its 3-D tracking and match-moving application for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. SynthEyes 1702 introduces two major new features: direct native omnidirectional 360°VR solving, and a new lens calibration system. 360VR solving is now integrated deeply into the SynthEyes solver, so that 360VR shots are solved without conversion to linear format. With the direct native approach, shots are tracked in the 360VR image format, and that omnidirectional data drives the solution.
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V-ray 3.5 For 3ds Max Up To 7x Faster; Introduces Adaptive Lights In New Update
Efficient Lighting Algorithm Tops List of Nine Major Features Added to Leading Renderer
Today, Chaos Group releases V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max, a free update to the leading CPU and GPU renderer. With the addition of nine major features and a number of performance improvements, V-Ray 3.5 is the fastest and most powerful version yet.
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BEN AFFLECK & PIXAR Filmmakers to Be Honored at AUTFEST Film Festival
Presented by the Autism Society and AMC Theaters®, AutFest Celebrates “From Spectrum to Screen” April 22-23 in Orange County
Oscar®-winning director, actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck joins Oscar–winning Pixar Animation Studios’ filmmakers Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera in receiving special honors at the 1st Annual AUTFEST International Film Festival presented by The Autism Society on April 22-23, 2017 at the AMC Orange 30 in Orange, CA. The announcement was made by Matthew Asner, VP of Development for The Autism Society.
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RED Digital Cinema Brings State of the Art Technology to USC
RED Digital Cinema Brings State of the Art Technology to USCElizabeth M. Daley, Dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, announced today that Red Digital Cinema has agreed to provide the School state of the art digital cinema cameras and accessories. Valued at $700,000, the cinema-style camera systems provided by RED will be used by students in the School's Division of Film & Television Production.
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Hollywood Studios and Others Join in Celebrating the Craft of Sound as Sponsors of the 64th Annual Golden Reel Awards
Hollywood Studios and Others Join in Celebrating the Craft of Sound as Sponsors of the 64th Annual Golden Reel AwardsLeading motion picture and television studios, independent producers, sound companies and technology developers are among the sponsors of the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 64th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony, slated for February 19th at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Netflix will serve as Presenting Sponsor of the event, which recognizes excellence in sound in motion picture, television, animation, documentary and interactive entertainment.
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Qube!'s Metered Licensing Keeps DHX Media Rendering Costs in Check
Qube!'s Metered Licensing Keeps DHX Media Rendering Costs in Check
PipelineFX's industry-leading render management software and new pay-per-minute licensing policy gives the international animation powerhouse an edge in today's competitive broadcast market
When you produce over 20,000 frames of fully rendered animation a night, every night, a delay of even minutes can be critical. To maintain its edge in today's competitive broadcast market, international animation powerhouse DHX Media relies on Qube!, PipelineFX's intelligent render management system. Thanks to Qube!'s scalability, DHX can use every machine at its disposal to ensure that shows like The Deep are delivered on time. And thanks to PipelineFX's innovative new metered licensing policy, it doesn't pay for the extra software licenses for a minute longer than it has to.
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Chaos Group's CG Garage Podcast Reaches 1 Million Downloads
Chaos Group's CG Garage Podcast Reaches 1 Million Downloads
Nerdist-Style Computer Graphics Podcast Features In-Depth, Personal Discussions with Some of the Top Minds in VFX, VR and Architecture
Today, Chaos Group Labs announces that CG Garage,the popular CG art podcast, has just hit its one-millionth download. Known for its unique stories, CG Garage now enjoys over 20,000 weekly listeners. New episodes can be downloaded or streamed every Monday.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 15th Annual VES Awards
Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 15th Annual VES Awards
The Jungle Book Leads Feature Film Wins with 5 Awards; Kubo and The Two Strings is Top Animated Feature Film; Game of Thrones and John Lewis: Buster the Boxer Score Broadcast and Commercial Wins
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, held the 15th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video games and special venues.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2017 Board of Directors Officers
Visual Effects Society Announces its 2017 Board of Directors Officers
Mike Chambers Re-­Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry's global professional honorary society, announced its 2017 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2017 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was re-elected as Board Chair.
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The Artery Contributes 3D Visual Effects to The Acclaimed Sundance Film Festival Selection "The Discovery"
The Artery Contributes 3D Visual Effects to The Acclaimed Sundance Film Festival Selection "The Discovery"Renowned Art + Technology company The Artery, which employs an award winning talent base of some of the most talented digital artists in the world to design, create and produce unique and compelling visual content across all screens, contributed over 70 visual effects shots to "The Discovery." The new film, which stars Robert Redford, Jason Segal and Rooney Mara, made its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
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The Foundry's Modo Live event comes to Gnomon
The Foundry's Modo Live event comes to Gnomon
Speakers To Share Stories and Tips for Game, Animation, Automotive, VR and Design Projects; Livestream Planned for February 9
On February 9, Modo users can learn from the masters at Modo Live, a free Foundry event held at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Games & Animation. Presentations from the six speakers will also be livestreamed, starting at 7:00 p.m. PST.
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Syndrome Studio Creates the Broadcast and On-Stage Graphics Packages for the 2017 "People's Choice Awards"
Syndrome Studio Creates the Broadcast and On-Stage Graphics Packages for the 2017 "People's Choice Awards"Syndrome Studio, an award winning creative studio specializing in design and animation for major entertainment, advertising and brand clients, has just created a comprehensive, on-air and on-stage graphics package for the 2017 "People’s Choice Awards." The awards show, which aired on CBS on January 18th, was the 7th consecutive year that Syndrome Studio worked closely with Mark Burnett Productions to create the broadcast and stage content for the event.
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SMPTE Partners With 2017 NAB Show to Produce the Future of Cinema Conference
SMPTE Partners With 2017 NAB Show to Produce the Future of Cinema Conference
Two-Day Conference During the 2017 NAB Show to Offer Expert Presentations on the Technical, Creative, and Business Drivers Shaping the Cinema Industry
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today released details about the 2017 NAB Show's "Future of Cinema Conference: The Intersection of Technology, Art, & Commerce in Cinema," produced in partnership with SMPTE. Scheduled for April 22-23 during the 2017 NAB Show, the conference will feature two full days of expert presentations delving into how technical innovation, artistic intent, and evolving consumption and business models will interact to shape the future of cinema.
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SIGGRAPH 2017 Seeks Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Submissions
SIGGRAPH 2017 Seeks Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Submissions
SIGGRAPH 2017 will be held 30 July–3 August 2017 in Los Angeles.
SIGGRAPH 2017, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, is seeking a diverse range of new Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (AR) submissions to be showcased during its upcoming annual conference. SIGGRAPH 2017 will mark the 44th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, and will be held 30 July–3 August 2017 in Los Angeles.
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Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital Characters: Several of These New Characters will be Available to the General Public Through Open Source
Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital Characters: Several of These New Characters will be Available to the General Public Through Open SourceCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced that students within its Digital Art & Animation program have developed and created 3D animatable rigs depicting 12 original digital characters, through the program’s in-house character project: “Avatarah.”
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Autodesk acquires Tweak Software; Team joins with Shotgun
Autodesk acquires Tweak Software; Team joins with ShotgunTweak Software, developer of RV, an image and sequence playback tool, has been acquired by Autodesk and will be joining forces with Shotgun Software. Effective immediately, the Tweak and Shotgun teams will be working together to advance review and collaboration technology to equip visual effects, games and animation artists and supervisors with the tools they need to do their best work in a rapidly changing industry.
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