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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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DaVinci Resolve Studio Manages Color Pipeline on Kingsman: The Golden Circle
DaVinci Resolve Studio Manages Color Pipeline on Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Joshua Callis-Smith responsible for the onset dailies; online edit and final DI for HDR and SDR led by Goldcrest Post's Rob Pizzey and Daniel Tomlinson
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio has been used throughout production and post production on 20th Century Fox’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” including SDR and HDR delivery. Joshua Callis-Smith was responsible for the onset dailies while the online edit and final DI were completed by Goldcrest Post.
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DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel Used for On‑set Grading on Two New National Commercials
DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel Used for On‑set Grading on Two New National Commercials
Nina Chadha, Local 600 D.I.T., used DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel and DaVinci Resolve Studio for on-set color grading on commercials for Pepperidge Farms and Virgin Mobile
Blackmagic Design today announced that Nina Chadha, Local 600 D.I.T., used DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel and DaVinci Resolve Studio for on-set color grading on commercials for Pepperidge Farms and Virgin Mobile. Chadha, who provided a full set of D.I.T. services for the national campaigns, also used a number of other Blackmagic Design products including a Smart Videohub 20x20 router, SmartView Duo monitor and UltraStudio Mini Monitor for on-set monitoring.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Ultimatte 12: Available Now
Blackmagic Design Announces Ultimatte 12: Available Now
The world’s most trusted keyer now has one touch keying, incredible new image processing for realistic composites with colors that pop, and 12G-SDI for Ultra HD.
Blackmagic Design today announced Ultimatte 12, a new realtime hardware compositing processor that’s perfect for broadcast quality keying, adding augmented reality elements into shots, working with virtual sets and more. Ultimatte 12 is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$9,995.
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Big Red Ad Campaign Completed with URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Big Red Ad Campaign Completed with URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Six 15 second web spots and alternate Facebook versions, shot in 4.6K in RAW at 4:1 compression to balance grading flexibility and file size
Blackmagic Design today announced that its URSA Mini Pro digital film camera was used by video production company Ice Cream Entertainment LLC to shoot an ad campaign for Big Red soda. DaVinci Resolve Studio was also used to edit, grade and finish the spots by brothers Andrew and Nate Garcia, who own and operate the production company.
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Weezer’s New Feels Like Summer Music Video Shot with URSA Mini Pro 4.6K
Weezer’s New Feels Like Summer Music Video Shot with URSA Mini Pro 4.6K
Cinematographer Gabe Kimpson, along with Directors Brendan Walter of Crush Music and Jade Ehlers, were tasked with replicating the legendary Guns N' Roses "Paradise City" video
Blackmagic Design today announced that American rock band Weezer's new music video for its song "Feels Like Summer" was shot using an URSA Mini Pro 4.6K digital film camera. Cinematographer Gabe Kimpson, along with Directors Brendan Walter of Crush Music and Jade Ehlers, were tasked with replicating the legendary Guns N' Roses "Paradise City" video with Weezer on the stage in front of screaming fans instead, as told from the point of view of a Weezer roadie in the 1980s.
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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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VR CON @ COMIC-CON Expands Into FUTURISM & TECH PAVILION at Comic-Con International: San Diego July 19-23
VR CON @ COMIC-CON Expands Into FUTURISM & TECH PAVILION at Comic-Con International: San Diego July 19-23
Multi-platinum global music artists The Black Eyed Peas to debut their AR experience with Mira
VR CON @ COMIC-CON, the hub for Virtual Reality experiences and technology, expands this year to become FUTURISM & TECH @ COMIC-CON. This official event of Comic-Con International San Diego has more space dedicated to Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) attractions, debuts other groundbreaking technologies, and infuses art and visual expression. Global superstars The Black Eyed Peas will present their new AR experience based on the graphic novel “Masters of the Sun - The Zombie Chronicles” (Marvel), with AR hardware partner Mira. The event takes place July 19-23 at the Omni Hotel in downtown San Diego, across from the Convention Center.
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VRTUL Uses Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4Ks for First 360‑degree Underwater Broadcast
VRTUL Uses Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4Ks for First 360‑degree Underwater Broadcast
Historic broadcast also made use of Blackmagic Design's Video Assist 4K monitor/recorder, Teranex AV standards processor, Arduino Shield, HyperDeck Studio 12G broadcast deck, Smart Videohub 40x40 router and more
Blackmagic Design today announced that its Micro Studio Camera 4Ks are part of the new VRTUL Live pro underwater stereoscopic 360 system, which ABC's "Good Morning America" recently used for a 360-degree underwater live stream. The live stream, produced by San Diego-based live-action VR solutions and production company VRTUL, also made use of Blackmagic Design's Video Assist 4K monitor/recorder, Teranex AV standards processor, Arduino Shield, HyperDeck Studio 12G broadcast deck, Smart Videohub 40x40 router and more.
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Post Production on Broken Completed in DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio
Post Production on Broken Completed in DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio
Work on the BBC One drama included conform, grading, and VFX compositing for over 90 shots
Blackmagic Design today announced that picture post on BBC One drama "Broken," including the conform, grade and VFX compositing, has been completed using an editorial pipeline featuring DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio.
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Garibaldi Watches Commercial Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K Cameras
Garibaldi Watches Commercial Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K Cameras
Luminary Visuals Studio produces a new commercial with URSA Mini 4.6K cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Blackmagic Design today announced that Shanghai based Luminary Visuals Studio produced a new commercial with URSA Mini 4.6K cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio for Garibaldi Watches, which claims to be the maker of the world’s thinnest denim watch.
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Goldcrest Films Upgrades Asset Formatting with Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner
Goldcrest Films Upgrades Asset Formatting with Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner
Project involved remastering sixteen of Goldcrest Film's titles, including "Dance with a Stranger" (1985), "Absolute Beginners" (1986) and "White Mischief" (1987)
Blackmagic Design has announced that Goldcrest Post has utilized a Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner for a major restoration project to upgrade asset formatting for all of Goldcrest Film's prestigious library titles, which were scanned to Ultra HD 4K and remastered in 2K.
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NTT Learning Systems Creates 4K Streaming System Using Blackmagic Design
NTT Learning Systems Creates 4K Streaming System Using Blackmagic Design
Large digital art museum in Tokyo uses ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and Video Assist, as well as a number of Blackmagic Mini Converters
Blackmagic Design today announced that NTT Learning Systems Corporation (NTTLS) has built a 4K recording and streaming system for a large digital art museum in Tokyo using ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and Video Assist, as well as a number of Blackmagic Mini Converters.
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Digital Garden Builds 8K HDR DIT System Around Blackmagic Design
Digital Garden Builds 8K HDR DIT System Around Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic products included multiple Teranex Expresses, Teranex Minis, ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, Smart Videohubs, Ultra Studio 4K, and DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design today announced that a number of Blackmagic products, including multiple Teranex Expresses, Teranex Minis and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, were used by Tokyo’s Digital Garden to create a new 8K HDR video.
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Blackmagic Design’s NAB 2017 Roadshow
Blackmagic Design’s NAB 2017 RoadshowWhat: Come and see the latest Blackmagic Design solutions for video, television and film production at the Blackmagic Design NAB 2017 Roadshow! Don’t miss the opportunity for hands-on demonstrations of the newly announced DaVinci Resolve 14, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro and more.
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Viddsee Uses Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro on New Mother's Day Film
Viddsee Uses Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro on New Mother's Day Film
Short film in partnership with Singapore Film Commission, color graded with DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design today announced that award winning Singapore-based short film director Daniel Yam shot his new short film, “Time,” using URSA Mini Pro and completed color correction using DaVinci Resolve. The film marks Viddsee’s first original short film, which was commissioned as part of Viddsee’s partnership with the Singapore Film Commission, a division of Singapore’s Info-Communications Media Development Authority.
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Brandlive Streamlines Its Workflow and Serves Its Clients Efficiently with Roland VR-4HD All-in-One AV Switcher
Brandlive Streamlines Its Workflow and Serves Its Clients Efficiently with Roland VR-4HD All-in-One AV SwitcherLive interactive video platform Brandlive is a vehicle for brands and retailers to interact with their audiences for training, marketing and e-commerce use cases, with a software platform that clients can use to execute live video events and pre-recorded video-based training events. Recently, Brandlive added a key element to its digital production workflow: the VR-4HD All-in-One AV Switcher from Roland Professional A/V. Ethan Burke, Director of Production, Brandlive, notes, “We’re using the Roland VR-4HD for our live productions.
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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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Bittree 12G+ Video Patchbays Win Trio of Prestigious Industry Accolades at 2017 NAB Show
Bittree 12G+ Video Patchbays Win Trio of Prestigious Industry Accolades at 2017 NAB Show
Next-generation, single-link patching solution recognized by engineers and industry experts for innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance
Bittree, a leading manufacturer of high-quality audio, video and data patching systems, has been honored with three Best of Show Awards from NewBay Media for the company’s new 12G+ Mini-WECO Coaxial Video Patchbay. Reflecting the innovative 12G+ solution’s significance and benefits across multiple professional markets, Bittree was presented with the awards at the 2017 NAB Show from diverse NewBay publications TV Technology (the digital television authority, serving the broadcast, cable, production, post production, business and new media markets), Sound & Video Contractor (the definitive technical resource for A/V integrators, contractors, dealers and consultants), and Government Video (a resource for federal, military, state and local government media professionals).
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Roland GO:MIXER Compact Audio Mixer for Smartphones is Now Available
Roland GO:MIXER Compact Audio Mixer for Smartphones is Now Available
Perform, mix audio, and record video with your smartphone – all at once
Roland announces the availability of GO:MIXER, a compact audio mixer for smartphone video production. Compatible with iOS and Android smartphones, GO:MIXER connects digitally via an included cable, providing clear stereo sound that’s a marked upgrade over using the phone’s built-in mono mic or analog line input. With multiple inputs available, users can connect a mic, musical instruments, and media players, and mix them all together live while they shoot. Ultra-portable and simple to use, GO:MIXER is the ideal solution for adding a pro sound touch to social media videos.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New UltraStudio HD Mini with Thunderbolt 3
Blackmagic Design Announces New UltraStudio HD Mini with Thunderbolt 3
Portable Thunderbolt 3 broadcast quality 10-bit YUV and 12-bit RGB capture and playback solution!
Blackmagic Design today announced UltraStudio HD Mini, the world’s first portable Thunderbolt 3 capture and playback solution with 3G-SDI, HDMI and analog connections for broadcast quality 10-bit recording up to 1080p60 and 2K DCI.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Television Studio Pro HD
Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Television Studio Pro HD
The world’s most advanced all in one live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel and powerful features such as HDMI and SDI inputs, multiview, talkback, DVE and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, a broadcast quality all in one live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel designed for both broadcast and professional AV users. ATEM Television Studio Pro HD features 8 inputs, multiview, auxiliary and program outputs, analog audio inputs, built in talkback, two flash based media players, professional creative transitions, a DVE for effects and more.
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Japan Institute of Moving Image uses Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner
Japan Institute of Moving Image uses Blackmagic Cintel Film ScannerBlackmagic Design today announced the Japan Institute of the Moving Image has installed and are using Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner for archiving student films that have been shot at the college over the past four decades. Japan Institute of the Moving Image history began with the legendary film maker Shohei Imamura’s film school, which was launched in 1975. The college is one of the few film schools that still have classes using film cameras, and there have been more than 300 films over the years that their students have completed using film.
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JVC and Peplink Partner to Deliver Bonded Cellular Solutions for Broadcast
JVC and Peplink Partner to Deliver Bonded Cellular Solutions for BroadcastJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced a partnership with Plover Bay Technologies’ own brand, Peplink, a leader in VPN bonding solutions. Peplink combines multiple connections to create an unbreakable backbone for the ProHD Mobile Bridge video‑over‑IP solution for uninterruptible multi-camera live broadcasts.
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750mph Future Proofs for Dolby Atmos with Blackmagic Design’s Fairlight
750mph Future Proofs for Dolby Atmos with Blackmagic Design’s FairlightBlackmagic Design has today announced that London-based 750mph has recently completed the expansion and upgrade of its audio facilities around Fairlight's EVO modular console and 3D Audio Workspace (3DAW) platform, including a new state of the art Dolby Atmos certified audio suite. Following its expansion, 750mph now occupies around 10,000 square feet of studio space and is equipped with nine EVO consoles as well as Fairlight's Master Control (XCS) Panel, running ICAN user programmed macro functionality, in the facilities transfer bay.
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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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MZ Studio delivers vivo X9 commercial with DaVinci Resolve Studio
MZ Studio delivers vivo X9 commercial with DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Shanghai based MZ Studio graded Chinese smartphone maker vivo’s X9 commercial, starring Taiwanese icon Eddie Peng Yu-yen, with DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel. In this vivo commercial, Peng takes selfies in different scenes, including running in the morning, filming on location and a party at night, to highlight the smartphone’s powerful photography features.
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Roland Announces Software and Firmware Updates for the Roland VR-4HD All-in-One AV Switcher
Roland Announces Software and Firmware Updates for the Roland VR-4HD All-in-One AV Switcher
Version 1.5 firmware and software updates for the Roland VR-4HD switcher adds Still Capture and Creation capabilities.
Roland announces a free firmware and software upgrade for the popular VR-4HD AV and Streaming Switcher. The Version 1.5 firmware update supports capturing a still image from the VR-4HD RCS software for Windows or Mac, plus support for 1/3-size PinP window in addition to the 1/2 and 1/4 sizes currently available.
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GH One Completes 4K Upgrade with 12G-SDI Blackmagic Design Infrastructure
GH One Completes 4K Upgrade with 12G-SDI Blackmagic Design InfrastructureBlackmagic Design today announced that Ghana’s largest private television broadcaster has completed an upgrade of its studio and outside broadcast facilities to support Ultra HD 4K production. The solution for GH One’s solution was built around 12G-SDI broadcast infrastructure products from Blackmagic Design.
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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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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras help deliver THE DURRELLS
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras help deliver THE DURRELLSBlackmagic Design today announced that director of photography (DP) Sam Renton has used its Micro Cinema Cameras to help capture detail and action shots on the upcoming second drama series of THE DURRELLS, written by acclaimed screenwriter Simon Nye and produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd. Directed by Steve Barron, THE DURRELLS is an ITV drama series based on Gerald Durrell’s autobiographical trilogy about the time he and his family lived in Corfu between 1935 and 1939.
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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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URSA Mini 4K Used on Hit Japanese Film FUELED: A MAN CALLED "PIRATE"
URSA Mini 4K Used on Hit Japanese Film FUELED: A MAN CALLED "PIRATE"Blackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4K EF was used for shooting visual effects (VFX) shots for popular filmmaker Takashi Yamazaki's latest hit film, FUELED: A MAN CALLED "PIRATE" (Kaizoku to Yobareta Otoko). The RAW footage from the URSA Mini was debayered using DaVinci Resolve Studio and then used for compositing.
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Mobile Viewpoint unveils simultaneous live streaming to multiple online platforms at NAB 2017
Mobile Viewpoint, the leading IP contribution solutions company, will be on-hand at NAB 2017 to showcase the unique capabilities across its product range that allow instant live streaming across multiple social media platforms.
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Amazon, Netflix & WB Execs to Present at the Location Managers Guild Awards
Amazon, Netflix & WB Execs to Present at the Location Managers Guild Awards
Hosted by Rico Gagliano, the April 8th Ceremony Will Honor Director Danny Boyle, Location Scout Lori Balton and Location Professional Stuart Raven Barter
Amazon Studios Original Movies Head of Physical Production Mary Ann Marino, Netflix’s VP of Worldwide Physical Production Ty Warren and Warner Bros. Pictures Executive VP Ravi Mehta are the latest presenters announced for the 4th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards (LMGI). Hosted by Dinner Party Download’s Rico Gagliano, the formal ceremony will honor outstanding creative contributions of film commissions and location professionals in film, television and commercials from around the world. The LMGI Awards will take place Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Steven J. Ross Theater at Warner Bros. Studios.
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Wuhan TV outfits first HD studio with Blackmagic Design
Wuhan TV outfits first HD studio with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that China’s Wuhan TV installed a Blackmagic Design workflow incorporating a number of Blackmagic Design products for its first full HD studio, including Blackmagic Studio Camera 4Ks, ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K, Teranex 2Ds, Universal Videohub 72, SmartScope Duo and various OpenGear Converters.
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Japan’s HBC Flex Installs Blackmagic Design’s Cintel Film Scanner
Japan’s HBC Flex Installs Blackmagic Design’s Cintel Film ScannerBlackmagic Design today announced that HBC Flex has installed a Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner to archive numerous films they have produced over their more than 50 years of filmmaking. HBC Flex, launched in 1955 as an affiliated company of Hokkaido Broadcasting Co. Ltd., has produced a number of 16mm short films, as well as TV news and TV programs. Such films include images from the Hokkaido Olympics in 1972, promotional films for various cities and towns throughout the Hokkaido area, as well as for corporations, events and constructions. The company has more than 1,000 film titles, many of which are stored currently only as negative film.
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Blackmagic Design lowers price for SmartView broadcast monitors
Blackmagic Design lowers price for SmartView broadcast monitors
Blackmagic Design reduces the price of SmartView 4K by $1,000 to only $995!
Blackmagic Design today announced an exciting new low price for its SmartView 4K and SmartView HD broadcast monitors. The SmartView 4K is the world’s first full resolution Ultra HD broadcast monitor with 12G-SDI inputs and has now been reduced in price to only $995, while the high definition SmartView HD is now only $795. Both monitors are available from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Creative Technology deploys Blackmagic Video Assist for onsite testing
Creative Technology deploys Blackmagic Video Assist for onsite testingBlackmagic Design today announced that Creative Technology (CT), one of the world’s leading rental and event staging specialists, has equipped its infrastructure engineers with the Blackmagic Video Assist as part of their standard issue onsite testing kits. CT supplies AV equipment and bespoke staging services to global sporting, corporate, exhibition and entertainment industries. Major recent projects have included events at the Rio Olympics and the UK’s Grand National horse race, as well as AV for international tours for artists such as Mariah Carey and Queen.
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Singapore’s Award Winning TV Show BE SCHOOLED Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K
Singapore’s Award Winning TV Show BE SCHOOLED Shot with URSA Mini 4.6KBlackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4.6K camera was used by Singapore based Camp Up Studio to shoot BE SCHOOLED, a popular Singapore TV show that won Silver for Best Opening Titles for a Program at PromaxBDA Asia 2016, one of the most prestigious awards for creative endeavors in the media marketing space in Asia.
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Chauvet Acquires ChamSys
Chauvet Acquires ChamSysChauvet & Sons LLC has announced that it completed the acquisition of ChamSys Ltd., the Southampton, UK-based designer and manufacturer of lighting controllers. ChamSys provides Chauvet a strong presence in the controller market that complements its CHAUVET Professional lighting fixtures and LED video panels.
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Behind the Sound of Oscar Winner THE SALESMAN
Behind the Sound of Oscar Winner THE SALESMAN
Pro Sound Effects interviews the sound team behind Best Foreign Film Oscar winner
Much like the atmosphere surrounding its success, The Salesman is an emotional film steeped in sobering realism. In an exclusive interview with Pro Sound Effects, the next level sound effects library company, sound designer Mohammad Reza Delpak and sound editor/mixer Reza Narimizadeh offer an in-studio look at their approach for establishing the anxious, chaotic themes in the film's opening scene.
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John Dale III Named Chairman, CEO and President of Media Links
John Dale III Named Chairman, CEO and President of Media LinksMedia Links, a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner and the market leader in media over IP transport solutions, announces the appointment of John Dale III, a longtime Media Links technologist, senior executive and board director, as its new Chairman, CEO and President, effective 1 April 2017. John succeeds Takatsugu Ono, who will retire at the end of March 2017.
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E! UK's Oscar party live streamed with Blackmagic Design
E! UK's Oscar party live streamed with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that prolific web broadcaster Alex Pettitt delivered a Facebook Live Stream for broadcaster E! UK’s Oscars Watch Along Party using a compact live production workflow consisting of the ATEM Television Studio HD, HyperDeck Studio Mini and Blackmagic Web Presenter. E! hosts Watch Along parties for many high profile award ceremonies, in which celebrities are invited to a luxury hotel to give their instant reactions to all of the red carpet action. The contents are then streamed out live to the broadcaster’s social media feeds, to interact with fans and encourage them to join the conversation.
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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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SMPTE Announces 2017 Student Paper Award, Scholarship, and Edition of SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal
SMPTE Announces 2017 Student Paper Award, Scholarship, and Edition of SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal
Applications for Society's Annual Student Opportunities Are Due by May 1
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, is now accepting entries for the 2017 Student Paper Award, the student edition of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, and the Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship. These programs and events give students a variety of opportunities to explore the motion-imaging field and to connect with their peers as well as industry leaders while showcasing their creative and technical talents.
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Sound Design Corporation delivers for the GRAMMY Awards with Blackmagic Design's Fairlight
Sound Design Corporation delivers for the GRAMMY Awards with Blackmagic Design's FairlightBlackmagic Design today announced that Sound Design Corporation uses Fairlight DAWs with Xynergi controllers to deliver audio for major award shows, including the 59th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. For more than 20 years, Fairlight has helped Sound Design Corporation deliver all its audio post and broadcast projects, including variety and award shows, television series and specials, documentaries, shorts, commercials, video games and more.
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SXSW film "Flesh and Blood" created with Blackmagic Design
SXSW film "Flesh and Blood" created with Blackmagic Design
Shot with Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K and Graded with DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design announced today that 2017 South By Southwest (SXSW) debut film “Flesh and Blood” was shot with several of Blackmagic Design’s digital film cameras, including URSA Mini 4.6K, Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera, by DP Patrice Lucien Cochet. Producer and Post Production Supervisor Dustin Hughes also used Blackmagic Design’s professional editing, color grading and finishing solution DaVinci Resolve Studio to color grade the film, as well as Fusion for visual effects (VFX) work.
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Location Managers Guild Awards to Honor DANNY BOYLE, LORI BALTON & STUART RAVEN BARTER
Location Managers Guild Awards to Honor DANNY BOYLE, LORI BALTON & STUART RAVEN BARTER
Awards Ceremony Set for April 8 at the Warner Bros. Steven J. Ross Theater
Honorees for the 4th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards (LMGI) were announced today by LMGI President Eric Klosterman. Oscar®-winning director DANNY BOYLE (T2 Trainspotting, Millions, 127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) will receive the Eva Monley Award.
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Marquis is Envy of Business Continuity for Post Production
Marquis is Envy of Business Continuity for Post ProductionMarquis Broadcast, developer of advanced workflow productivity tools for the broadcast and media industry, has announced leading UK post production house, ENVY, has installed Marquis’ Project Parking and Workspace Parking to guarantee business continuity of high value productions. ENVY’s award winning post production work includes factual, drama, comedy, documentaries and light entertainment and some of the company’s most viewed content includes: The Voice UK, Gogglebox and The Supervet.
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A FEW LESS MEN Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio by Deidre McClelland at The Post Lounge
A FEW LESS MEN Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio by Deidre McClelland at The Post LoungeBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio was used by Colorist Deidre McClelland, CSI, to grade the hit comedy sequel A FEW LESS MEN at full-service post studio The Post Lounge’s new Melbourne facility. A sequel to 2011’s A FEW BEST MEN, the film picks up where the original left off.
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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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Amazon Prime original PRIME JAPAN shot with URSA Mini 4.6K
Amazon Prime original PRIME JAPAN shot with URSA Mini 4.6KBlackmagic Design today announced that Amazon Prime's original 4K documentary, PRIME JAPAN, was shot with Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K. PRIME JAPAN is a documentary about Japan. It picks up a variety of topics regarding Japan from traditional culture such as sushi, sake and Japanese swords to more modern culture which represents today's Japan such as design, fashion and modern architecture.
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ROTOLIGHT SHINES BRIGHTLY ON AWARD WINNERS
ROTOLIGHT SHINES BRIGHTLY ON AWARD WINNERS
Mark Mann shoots Academy Award® winners with Anova Pro
Leading fashion and celebrity photographer Mark Mann has once again used the Rotolight Anova PRO as his light of choice, in a recent photo shoot with two of this year’s Oscar® winners. Mann shot Emma Stone (BAFTA award-winning actress known for Crazy, Stupid, Love and The Amazing Spiderman, and now Best Actress winner for La La Land) and Casey Affleck (producer, director, writer and Best Actor award winner for Manchester By The Sea) using the Anova PRO, an LED location and studio light developed by the award-winning British LED lighting manufacturer Rotolight.
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Cine Plus Delivers HDR Grade on ARD Thriller with DaVinci Resolve
Cine Plus Delivers HDR Grade on ARD Thriller with DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that Berlin post house Cine Plus has completed its first high dynamic range (HDR) grade in DaVinci Resolve Studio for German national broadcaster ARD’s feature length thriller, “Sanft Schläft der Tod.”
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5 for Linux Now Available
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5 for Linux Now Available
DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio are now available for Red Hat and CentOS Linux.
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available on Red Hat and CentOS Linux. This allows customers with Red Hat or CentoOS 6.8 or 7.2 systems to download and use the free version of DaVinci Resolve or the full DaVinci Resolve Studio. Adding Linux support gives customers more choice in hardware, allowing them to build extremely high performance, low cost workstations for editing and color correction.
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TVU Networks' Remote Production System uses Blackmagic Design
TVU Networks' Remote Production System uses Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that TVU Networks uses its multichannel DeckLink capture and playback products as part of the new and popular TVU Remote Production System (RPS). TVU RPS is designed for broadcasting some of the world’s most exciting live events for news, sports, once-in-a-lifetime events and more.
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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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L'espace Vision builds Mega MultiDock ingest system using twenty Blackmagic MultiDocks
L'espace Vision builds Mega MultiDock ingest system using twenty Blackmagic MultiDocksBlackmagic Design today announced that Tokyo based L'espace Vision has created the Mega MultiDock, an ingest system built around 20 Blackmagic MultiDocks. The system is able to import media from up to 80 SSDs simultaneously and is primarily used for ingesting footage from its live concert recording service, which uses multiple Blackmagic HyperDeck Studio Pro SSD recorders.
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DaVinci Resolve Studio Used to Edit, Grade and Finish PLEASE TELL ME I'M ADOPTED! Series
DaVinci Resolve Studio Used to Edit, Grade and Finish PLEASE TELL ME I'M ADOPTED! SeriesBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio was used to edit, grade and finish PLEASE TELL ME I'M ADOPTED!, an original shortform comedy series from Wraptastic Productions premiering March 6, 2017 exclusively on Amazon. DaVinci Resolve Studio was used by Chris Sobchack, executive producer, to handle the entire post production process.
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Goldcrest Post Delivers BBC’s TABOO with Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve Studio
Goldcrest Post Delivers BBC’s TABOO with Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Goldcrest Post has completed picture post on TABOO, a major new BBC drama series starring Tom Hardy, using DaVinci Resolve Studio together with the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel. P Baker and Scott Free Productions and distributed by Sonar Entertainment, TABOO is a tale of intrigue and revenge, where a haunted man, James Keziah Delaney (Hardy), newly returned to 1814 London after ten years in Africa, discovers that his father has left him a mysterious legacy.
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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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Audinate Expands Online Training Program
Dante Level 2 Certification Now Available
Audinate, the creators of the industry-leading Dante audio networking technology, announce the immediate availability of Level 2 Dante Certification online. This follows the success of the Level 1 online Dante Certification that was launched last year, with more than 5,000 people now certified.
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Oscar-nominated films created with Blackmagic Design
Oscar-nominated films created with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design would like to congratulate all the 2017 Oscar nominated films and the production professionals whose hard work and creativity helped bring them to life. Blackmagic Design is honored that its Pocket Cinema Camera digital film camera, as well as its DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, grading and finishing solution, were used on some of this year’s Oscar nominated films, including “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Arrival” and “Moonlight.”
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University of South Carolina's "Gamecocks" Among Elite University Sports Teams to Rely on Archion's EditStor for Storage and Editorial of all Live Game Video
University of South Carolina's "Gamecocks" Among Elite University Sports Teams to Rely on Archion's EditStor for Storage and Editorial of all Live Game VideoArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, proudly announces that the University of Southern Carolina’s Gamecock Productions has entrusted Archion's EditStor for the heavy post production demands of all video content captured live across 21 different school sports teams.
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WWE Uses Blackmagic Design's Fairlight for audio post production on Smackdown Holiday Tour
WWE Uses Blackmagic Design's Fairlight for audio post production on Smackdown Holiday TourBlackmagic Design today announced that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) relies on Fairlight DAWs with Xynergi controllers for all of its audio post production needs, including audio post production on the recent Smackdown Holiday Tour. The WWE’s VP of Post Production, Chris Argento, and his team have used Fairlight to help deliver tens of thousands of broadcast, online and social media projects across the WWE’s numerous properties.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and ATEM Production Studio 4K orchestrate Nufonia Must Fall world tour
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and ATEM Production Studio 4K orchestrate Nufonia Must Fall world tourBlackmagic Design today announced that the live production of performance art "Nufonia Must Fall" is captured and live cut using Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and an ATEM Production Studio 4K live production switcher. A play, puppet show, concert and film all in one, "Nufonia Must Fall" is the brainchild of Eric San, better known as Montreal-based turntablist and producer Kid Koala, and it is based on his black and white graphic novel of the same name.
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SXSW 2017: Touch and try Sony's latest prototypes incorporating cutting-edge technologies
SXSW 2017: Touch and try Sony's latest prototypes incorporating cutting-edge technologies NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2017
PRNewswire-- Sony will take part in SXSW 2017 (South by Southwest; https://www.sxsw.com/), the world's largest creative business conference and festivals, to be held in mid-March in Austin, Texas. Beginning on Sunday, March 12 at the SXSW Interactive Festival, a breeding ground for new technologies and creative business ideas, Sony will introduce its latest prototypes incorporating cutting-edge technologies, as well as projects that are still in the development stage. Visitors will be able to enjoy and experience the interactive and entertaining exhibits showcased by Sony, which are focused on developing products that exist at the closest point of contact with its customers and resonate with them at an emotional level, and on placing those products in the hands of customers around the world.
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The Artery Wins First Ever "VFX/Post Production Creative Award" from Connections' Le Book 2017 West Coast Creative Awards
The Artery Wins First Ever "VFX/Post Production Creative Award" from Connections' Le Book 2017 West Coast Creative AwardsRenowned 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, is the winner of the 2017 “VFX/Post Production Creative Award” from Connections’ Le Book West Coast Creative Awards.
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MPSE Filmmaker Award Winner Guillermo del Toro: An Appetite for Sound
MPSE Filmmaker Award Winner Guillermo del Toro: An Appetite for Sound
Supervising Sound Editor Scott Gershin talks about working with the acclaimed director on the soundtracks for “Pacific Rim,” “Blade II” and other films.
Later this month, the Motion Picture Sound Editors will present Guillermo del Toro with its annual Filmmaker Award at the 64th Annual Golden Reel Awards ceremony. The Mexican-born filmmaker is being recognized for his “outstanding contributions to the art of cinema,” and joins such distinguished past honorees as Sam Raimi, Darren Aronofsky, George Lucas, Ang Lee, Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Brian Grazer and Gale Anne Hurd.
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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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Rotolight Anova Pro is LED light of choice for award-winning DoP
Roy Wagner lights new film exclusively with Rotolight Anova PRO
Award-winning director of photography Roy H Wagner ASC has chosen the Rotolight Anova PRO bi-colour LED studio light as the exclusive light source for his new film, Trouble Sleeping. Best known for his work on Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winning TV shows such as Ray Donovan and House, long-running CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and the Sherlock Holmes reboot Elementary starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, Wagner has an extensive career in the film industry going back almost 50 years.
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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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Cooke Optics Responds to Growing Demand for Award-Winning Prime Lenses with Expansion Plans
Cooke Optics Responds to Growing Demand for Award-Winning Prime Lenses with Expansion Plans
Second factory site will be used for assembly of hand-crafted lenses
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, has confirmed that it is planning to open a second factory less than two miles from its current Leicester premises in order to keep up with growing demand for its award-winning lenses, as well as to facilitate the development and manufacture of new ranges. The new facility, scheduled to open in June 2017, is expected to increase output by 25%.
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Art Directors Guild Awards To Showcase 30 Original Film Backdrops
Art Directors Guild Awards To Showcase 30 Original Film Backdrops
Backdrops from "Singin' in the Rain," "Ben-Hur" and "North by Northwest" Will Be Displayed at Feb. 11 Ceremony
Monumental Hollywood backdrops from classic films such as Singin’ in the Rain, Ben-Hur, Hello, Dolly! and North by Northwest will be showcased at the 21st Annual Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards (IATSE Local 800), held Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland and hosted by Emmy®-winning comedian Patton Oswalt.
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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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Wild Dream Films, Upgrades Facilis Shared Storage to Support Business Growth
Wild Dream Films, Upgrades Facilis Shared Storage to Support Business Growth
Five year issue-free operation with TerraBlock makes upgrade choice easy
Facilis Technology, a leading international manufacturer of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, has announced a major upgrade and storage capacity increase to its TerraBlock shared storage system at multi-award winning production company, Wild Dream Films.
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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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Fusion Studio used to Create Visual Effects for ITV Series THE HALCYON
Fusion Studio used to Create Visual Effects for ITV Series THE HALCYONBlackmagic Design today announced that London-based effects studio Lexhag deployed Fusion Studio on ITV’s THE HALCYON, using the comprehensive VFX suite from Blackmagic Design to help plan and produce subtle, believable visual effects for the wartime drama series. VFX supervisor on THE HALCYON was Lexhag co founder, Alexis Haggar, who decided to make use of Fusion Studio and planning component Generation throughout the pipeline, from pre- production to the final render, including live compositing work for on set look development.
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Patton Oswalt To Host The Art Directors Guild Awards
Patton Oswalt To Host The Art Directors Guild Awards
Oscar®-Winning Director Brad Bird, Emmy-winning Production Designer René Lagler and late Production Designer Gene Allen will be honored at the Feb. 11 ceremony
Emmy®-winning comedian Patton Oswalt will host the 21st Annual Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards (IATSE Local 800), announced today by ADG Council Chair Marcia Hinds and Awards Producers Thomas Wilkins and Thomas Walsh. The Awards, celebrating “Return to Hollywood,” will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.
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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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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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Uncoated Cooke S4/i lenses give a vintage look
Uncoated Cooke S4/i lenses give a vintage look
Aberrations give more options to cinematographers
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, has announced that it now offers uncoated front elements for its S4/i series. The uncoated front elements offer more choices to cinematographers, with lower contrast, milkier shadows, flares, streaks and other aberrations that give a ‘vintage’ look.
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Japanese fashion commercial shot with Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4K
Japanese fashion commercial shot with Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4K
Commercial for popular Japanese fashion company nano・universe was created in-house with an URSA Mini 4K camera and graded with DaVinci Resolve.
Blackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4K was used to shoot popular Japanese fashion company and retailer nano・universe’s “Anti Soaked” TV commercial. Color correction for the commercial was also done with Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2017 Golden Reel Nominations
Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2017 Golden Reel NominationsThe Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 64th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
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Marvel Entertainment and Square Enix Team Up for Multi-Year Partnership
Marvel Entertainment and Square Enix Team Up for Multi-Year Partnership
Original Blockbuster Games in Development at Award-Winning Square Enix Studios Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal
/PRNewswire/ -- Marvel Entertainment and SQUARE ENIX® today announced a new multi-year, multi-game licensing agreement to develop and publish original games based on beloved Marvel Super Heroes, beginning with The Avengers. This newly established partnership pairs the creative minds at Marvel and Square Enix for one of the most powerful alliances in interactive entertainment. The first blockbuster game is being crafted by Crystal Dynamics®, developers of the award winning TOMB RAIDER® series, in collaboration with Eidos-Montréal, the home of the critically acclaimed and award-winning DEUS EX game series.
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Fletcher Brings Expansive Cinema and Broadcast Lens Expertise to FUJIFILM
Fletcher Brings Expansive Cinema and Broadcast Lens Expertise to FUJIFILM
Fletcher Joins the Optical Devices Division as Director of Sales
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM has appointed Tom Fletcher as Director of Sales. In his new role, Fletcher will oversee sales and promotion of broadcast and cinema lenses in North America. Working under the guidance of division Vice President Gordon Tubbs, Fletcher will lead the sales efforts of six regional managers in North America. Fletcher’s position is effective immediately.
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More Than 45 Sundance Films and Series Created Using Blackmagic Design
More Than 45 Sundance Films and Series Created Using Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that more than 45 films and series at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival used its digital film cameras, DaVinci Resolve Studio grading, editing and finishing solution, Fusion Studio visual effects (VFX) and motion graphics software, Video Assist monitor and recorder, and other products throughout production and post production.
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National Park Service’s 100 Year Anniversary Live Streamed and Archived in 4K with Blackmagic Design
National Park Service’s 100 Year Anniversary Live Streamed and Archived in 4K with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that the URSA Mini 4.6K, Micro Studio Camera 4K, Blackmagic Duplicator 4K and numerous other products were used for live streaming and archival footage during the National Park Service’s 100 Year Anniversary Celebration in Glacier Bay, Alaska.
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Atomic Imaging Handles AV for the Former President Obama's Farewell Speech with Blackmagic Design Workflow
Atomic Imaging Handles AV for the Former President Obama's Farewell Speech with Blackmagic Design WorkflowBlackmagic Design today announced that Atomic Imaging, a Chicago-based production company, provided a variety of live event AV services for the Former President Obama’s nationally televised farewell speech. Atomic Imaging used a workflow built around Blackmagic Design products, with ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K live production switcher and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel at the heart of the production.
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ART DIRECTORS GUILD to Honor BRAD BIRD with Cinematic Imagery Award
ART DIRECTORS GUILD to Honor BRAD BIRD with Cinematic Imagery Award
ADG’s 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Celebrate “Return to Hollywood” on Saturday, February 11 at Ray Dolby Ballroom
Two–time Oscar®-winning filmmaker, director, producer, animator and writer Brad Bird, whose films have consistently reflected the highest quality of production design, will receive the prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award from the Art Directors Guild (ADG) at its 21st Annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards, announced today by ADG Council Chair Marcia Hinds and Awards Producers Thomas Wilkins and Thomas Walsh. The Awards, celebrating “Return to Hollywood,” will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland and will honor the prestigious spectrum of Bird’s extraordinary award-winning work.
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Manchester City Football Club Selects Blackmagic Design for Stadium
Manchester City Football Club Selects Blackmagic Design for StadiumBlackmagic Design today announced that Manchester City Football Club has integrated a solution featuring Blackmagic Design infrastructure products to handle all aspects of video production across its Academy Stadium, which is located at its elite training and youth development facility, the City Football Academy.
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Primerica Selects Archion's EditStor Product for Versatile, High Speed Storage Assignments During Live Company Events
Primerica Selects Archion's EditStor Product for Versatile, High Speed Storage Assignments During Live Company EventsArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, is pleased to announce that Primerica, Inc., a leading distributor of financial products to middle income households in North America, has selected Archion Technologies’ EditStor shared storage solution for versatile, high speed storage assignments by the company’s editors while traveling across North America to various live Primerica company events.
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Cartoon Saloon Optimizes 2D Animation Pipeline with Thinkbox Software’s Deadline
Cartoon Saloon Optimizes 2D Animation Pipeline with Thinkbox Software’s DeadlineTwo-time Academy and BAFTA Award nominee Cartoon Saloon delivers 2D animation projects with dazzling, critically acclaimed results. When the studio began work on Netflix original series “Puffin Rock,” Cartoon Saloon turned to Thinkbox Software’s Deadline to provide a solid render management backbone for its new pipeline. Based in Kilkenny, Ireland, Cartoon Saloon prides itself on creating major animated features outside traditional industry hubs; its Oscar-nominated “The Secret of Kells” (2009) was the first homegrown Irish animated film. The studio also keeps as much of its process in-house as possible.
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Traveling Picture Show Company Signs West Coast Reps Devine Reps
Traveling Picture Show Company Signs West Coast Reps Devine Reps
DeVine Reps will support TPSC directors throughout the West Coast
The Traveling Picture Show Company welcomes DeVine Reps (www.devinereps.com) for representation to corporate and advertising entities on the West Coast. Lisa Gimenez and Sara Barnthouse, the owners/partners of DeVine Reps, bring a versatile background of expertise in commercial and post-production, talent management, advertising, and sales to TPSC. They both have 20+ years of knowledge and experience throughout the industry. The team has expanded to include associate, Steven Cook, who joined DeVine in late 2015.
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Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses and /i Technology bring Valkyrien to life
Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses and /i Technology bring Valkyrien to life
Lens metadata aids workflow on set and in post
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is pleased to reveal that Valkyrien, the forthcoming Norwegian drama series, was shot by Johan-Fredrik Bødtker, FNF, using Cooke Anamorphic/i and Cooke 5/i lenses. The lens metadata was collected from the ARRI ALEXA cameras and was highly beneficial to both on-set production and post-production workflows. Valkyrienwill launch on NRK in January 2017 and has been sold to broadcasters in Scandinavia. It will also premiere in the UK on Channel 4 in 2017 before all episodes are made available exclusively on C4’s on-demand foreign-language drama service, Walter Presents.
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Denzel Washington Named Publicists Awards Man of the Year
Denzel Washington Named Publicists Awards Man of the Year
Award to be Presented at International Cinematographers Guild’s Publicists Awards Luncheon on February 24
Oscar® winner Denzel Washington will be named Motion Picture Showman of the Year at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards in recognition of his remarkable career achievements, including producing, directing and starring in Fences, a major contender in this year’s Oscar race. The awards will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, February 24.
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Rodeo FX Nominated for 5 VES Awards
Rodeo FX Nominated for 5 VES Awards
Record Number of Nominations for the Montreal Studio
Rodeo FX has been nominated for 5 VES (Visual Effects Society) Awards for its work on Game of Thrones and Black Sails 3. This recognition from the industry's leading professional organization affirms Rodeo FX’s focus on providing film and television with high-quality visual effects and positions the company for another strong year in 2017.
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Archion's EditStor Media Storage Solutions Add Performance, Capacity and Functionality Enhancements
Archion's EditStor Media Storage Solutions Add Performance, Capacity and Functionality EnhancementsArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that its award winning EditStor media storage product line, comprised of the EditStor EO, EditStor Velo, EditStor Omni and Omni Hybrid, now feature additional performance, capacity and functionality enhancements.
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