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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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Bose L1 Portable Systems Help Houston Band The Guzzlers Celebrate 20 Years of Rockin’ the House
Bose L1 Portable Systems Help Houston Band The Guzzlers Celebrate 20 Years of Rockin’ the House
Guzzlers lead guitarist Harriss Lauderdale states, “If we hadn’t gotten these L1®’s back in the day, we probably would have quit playing music years ago!”
The Guzzlers, known as “Houston’s favorite party band” is celebrating its 20th Anniversary, and the L1® portable line array system from Bose Professional has been an intricate part of the band’s sound for the past decade. “If we hadn’t gotten these L1’s back in the day, we probably would have quit playing music years ago,” stated lead guitarist Harriss Lauderdale.
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Red Giant Embarks on Game Changing Technology Partnership with wrnch
Red Giant Embarks on Game Changing Technology Partnership with wrnch
Red Giant’s Magic Bullet Denoiser III now built on wrnch computer vision technology. Complete overhaul delivers more video denoising power than ever before.
Red Giant has teamed up with Augmented Reality (AR) technology startup wrnch to bring the company’s powerful computer vision technology to Magic Bullet Denoiser III, Red Giant’s leading plugin for removing unwanted video noise and grain from footage. Rewritten entirely from scratch, Denoiser III is powered by cutting-edge computer vision technology from wrnch, which enables the tool to manipulate pixels and replace noise with what should really be seen in the shot. Backed by investor Mark Cuban of Shark Tank fame, wrnch’s underlying engine makes this upgrade to Magic Bullet Denoiser the best, fastest, and easiest-to-use video denoiser on the market.
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Matthews Studio Equipment Can't Keep Dutti Dolly in the Shop
Matthews Studio Equipment Can't Keep Dutti Dolly in the Shop
Dutti Dolly focuses on giving a cinematographer the ability to position the camera lower and make it much more portable.
Matthews Studio Equipment recently finished another production run of their Dutti Dolly – and they are flying off the shelves. First out the door are new black dollies for key grips Michael Pizzuto (Secrets and Lies, The Goldbergs, Matador, Vegas) of Bullet Proof Grips, Seth Greenwald (Glow, Ray Donovan, House of Lies, The Last Man on Earth) and Adrian “Ace” Dominguez (Speechless, NCIS, Ray Donovan)), and for creator, Dolly Grip, James Saldutti.
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Cine Gear Announces 2016 Technical Award-Winners
Cine Gear Announces 2016 Technical Award-WinnersCine Gear announces the recipients of the 2016 New Technologies Awards as judged by a team of impartial experts at the 2016 Expo event. The esteemed panel reviewed and evaluated nearly 100 entries to determine this year’s honorees.
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FuseFX Applies Military Muscle to FX’s “Tyrant”
VFX Supervisor Ted Rae and team are applying their artistry to a jihadist war drama.
FuseFX is currently creating visual effects for season three of FX’s Middle East drama Tyrant. VFX Supervisor Ted Rae leads a veteran team of artists tasked with enhancing the show’s international settings and intensifying the combat scenes. Created by executive producers of Homeland, Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, Tyrant tells the story of the son of the ruler of a fictional Middle Eastern country who returns home and gets caught up in a conflict with the Army of the Caliphate. The show has drawn critical praise and a growing legion of fans for its dramatic action, nuanced story and strong performances. “Tyrant’s success has been phenomenal,” says Co-Producer Sean Sforza. “We’ve enjoyed network support from FX who’ve given us the leeway to tell a different kind of story.”
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Behind the VFX of Black Mass
Behind the VFX of Black MassWith its star-studded cast and sprawling narrative, Scott Cooper’s Black Mass heads back to the seventies to tell the the story of Whitey Bulger – the brother of a state senator and one of South Boston’s most infamous criminals.
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Award-winning Hettema Group Brings Creation of Experiential Entertainment In-House With Facilis
Award-winning Hettema Group Brings Creation of Experiential Entertainment In-House With FacilisAward-winning Hettema Group Brings Creation of Experiential Entertainment In-House With Facilis Facilis Technology shared storage enables in-house media department to collaborate efficiently and share large volumes of content
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SMPTE to Host Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age
Society Draws Industry Leaders for Two-Day Event Delving Into Nature and Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Delivery of a Connected Entertainment Experience
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it will host the Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference (formerly Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age) from June 27-28 at the Heritage Theater in Campbell, California. Titled "The Race Is On!" the conference will explore the impact of emerging technologies on current and future delivery of a compelling connected entertainment experience. ETCA registration is now open, and early bird pricing is available through April 2.
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MASTERSFX "Reborn:" Top VFX House to Dominate Small Screen Throughout 2015/16 Fall Season with Unprecedented Slate of Television Projects
MASTERSFX "Reborn:" Top VFX House to Dominate Small Screen Throughout 2015/16 Fall Season with Unprecedented Slate of Television ProjectsTodd Masters, Founder and President of MASTERSFX has announced an unprecedented slate of current and upcoming small screen projects which will feature original character and makeup FX, as well as digital FX, from the award-winning studio.
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LightWave 3D Group Announces Final 2D/3D Crossgrade and Upgrade Opportunity for LightWave 2015
LightWave 3D Group Announces Final 2D/3D Crossgrade and Upgrade Opportunity for LightWave 2015Until September 30, 2015, add LightWave 2015 to any creative pipeline and save on future LightWave upgrades
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The Mill welcomes Pete King as Executive Producer for Automotive
The Mill welcomes Pete King as Executive Producer for AutomotiveThe Mill is pleased to announce the hire of Pete King as Executive Producer for their automotive clients and brands. Pete will be based out of The Mill in Los Angeles and will be working alongside Alistair Thompson, Executive Vice President, International and the team of artists, technicians and producers creating world-class content and responding to the unique needs of global automotive advertisers and brands.
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LightWave 3D Group Releases LightWave 2015 Update 3
LightWave 3D Group Releases LightWave 2015 Update 3The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today the release of LightWave 2015 Update 3, which offers numerous fixes and improvements, system updates for Python, support for NVIDIA Optimus technology and more.
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LightWave 3D Group Releases LightWave 2015 Update 3
LightWave 3D Group Releases LightWave 2015 Update 3The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today the release of LightWave 2015 Update 3, which offers numerous fixes and improvements, system updates for Python, support for NVIDIA Optimus technology and more.
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Ensemble comedy-drama DIVINE ACCESS toWorld Premiere at the prestigious Sarasota Film Festival and trinity of other fests
Ensemble comedy-drama DIVINE ACCESS toWorld Premiere at the prestigious Sarasota Film Festival and trinity of other fests
Film will also have its Texas premiere at The Dallas International Film Festival, WorldFest-Houston and West Coast Spotlight premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
TPSC Films is pleased to announce the World Premiere and Trinity of notable festival screenings for the upcoming Steven Chester Prince film Divine Access.
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CANON U.S.A. EXPANDS NETWORK CAMERA LINEUP WITH INTRODUCTION OF NINE NEW VERSATILE, HIGH PERFORMANCE MODELS - INCLUDING THREE IN NEW “SPEED DOME” CATEGORY
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has introduced nine new Network Cameras with advanced capabilities designed to efficiently meet outdoor and indoor applications in a wide range of markets including city surveillance, critical infrastructure, financial institutions, airports and transportation, education, retail, commercial offices, and gaming establishments. All nine new Canon network cameras integrate advanced core components designed to deliver video with superb detail, vital color information and exceptional low-light performance. Those core components include advanced Genuine Canon lenses with High and Super High UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) lens elements and multilayer coatings, high sensitivity 1.3MP CMOS image sensors, and dual proprietary Canon DIGIC processors: the DIGIC DV III to help maximize image quality and the DIGIC NET II for simultaneous streaming of H.264 and M-JPEG video streams in multiple resolutions for versatile monitoring and recording (including monitoring on compatible smartphones and tablets).
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UNESCO World Heritage Site Goes Interactive with LightWave 3D and Unity
Artists virtually reconstruct the Villa Tugendhat, a 1930s architectural icon and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in the Czech Republic, for desktop and mobile devices
The Villa of Greta and Fritz Tugendhat in Brno, Czech Republic, built in 1930, is a pioneering monument to modern European architecture and a designated UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Now the freestanding, three-story villa, which is a must-see structure for anyone interested in architectural marvels, can be viewed in real time on desktops and mobile devices via immersive visualizations created by InterMoca, in conjunction with the Museum of the City of Brno.
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LightWave 2015 Get the Love Crossgrade Launches
LightWave 2015 Get the Love Crossgrade Launches
For a limited time, add the powerful, easy-to-use modeling, rendering and animation tools in LightWave 3D to any creative pipeline at an exclusive price
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., is offering a $695 crossgrade price for a full license of LightWave 2015 software to current owners of all other 2D and 3D software programs for only $695, a savings of $300 over the current $995 (USD) retail price of LightWave. The $695 crossgrade offer is set to end February 20, 2015. Details of the offer are available at www.lightwave3d.com/crossgrade_promo.
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RCS Gears Up for Super Bowl XLIX
RCS Gears Up for Super Bowl XLIX
24 RCS Mobile Workstations Hit the Field to Facilitate Dynamic On-Air Graphics for Gameday Coverage
In anticipation of Super Bowl XLIX, scheduled for February 1, 2015 at the University of Phoenix Stadium, Reality Check Systems (RCS) has deployed 24 of its mobile hardware/software solutions to networks such as DirecTV, ESPN and NFLN to enliven remote studio shows and gameday broadcasts. This marks the ninth successive year that RCS technology has been used to support graphics for the big game, and this year's arsenal includes 18 Bullets, one Twitter Bullet, a custom touchscreen and four tailored systems that will be used to splash compelling graphics across live Super Bowl coverage and pre- and post-game shows.
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Digital Domain Visual Effects Tools MOVA And Drop Receive Academy Awards®
Scientific and Technical Awards Committee honor the two groundbreaking technologies
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday, January 13 its recipients for the Scientific and Technical Awards. Among the honorees were the technologies only available at Digital Domain, MOVA, the facial performance capture system and Drop, the large scale destruction toolkit. Each year the Academy honors the behind the scenes innovations that have demonstrated over time a proven track record of making, significant contributions to and improving the process of, making motion pictures.
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Roundabout Entertainment, Hollywood, Gears For 4K With Leader LV5490
Roundabout Entertainment, Hollywood, Gears For 4K With Leader LV5490Roundabout Entertainment, one of Hollywood's most highly respected film and television production support companies, has invested in a LEADER LV5490 SD/HD/4K waveform monitor in response to accelerating interest in ultra-high-definition content creation.
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LightWave 2015 Unveiled at New Price
LightWave 2015 Unveiled at New Price
Opens the door for greater creative workflow for 3D artists and designers, highlighting advanced Bullet Dynamics, Genoma 2 advanced character rigging, Importance Sampling for architectural and product visualization and much more
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., opens the door to a new era of creativity for artists, animators and designers working in 3D with the release of LightWave 2015 3D software for Windows and Mac operating systems.
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RCS' Bullet Powers Live Twitter Integration for Midterm Election Debate
RCS' Bullet Powers Live Twitter Integration for Midterm Election DebateAhead of the 2014 US midterm elections, Reality Check Systems (RCS) collaborated with the government and elections team (@gov) at Twitter to customize one of RCS' Twitter Bullet mobile graphics workstations for use in the broadcast of Chicago Tonight's 2014 U.S. Senate Candidate Forum by local Chicago Affiliate WTTW11 (@wttw). Together on October 29, 2014 at 7:00pm CDT, Twitter and WTTW11 deployed the system to curate and air Tweets throughout the hour-long debate as dynamic graphics, bringing audience hashtags and conversations to life on-screen as they unfolded in real-time.
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LightWave 3D Group Offers $695 LightWave 11.6 Crossgrade to 2D and 3D Artists
LightWave 3D Group Offers $695 LightWave 11.6 Crossgrade to 2D and 3D Artists
Add the powerful, Easy-To-Use Modeling, Rendering and Animation Tools in Lightwave 3D to any Creative Pipeline at an Exclusive Price
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., is offering a $695 (USD) crossgrade price for a full license of LightWave 11.6 software to current owners of other 2D and 3D software programs—a savings of $800 over the current $1495 (USD) retail price of LightWave. The $695 crossgrade offer is set to end September 30, 2014.
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Swimming with the "Sharks in Sharknado 2: The Second One"
Swimming with the "Sharks in Sharknado 2: The Second One"
The Creative Team at The Asylum Turns to LightWave 3D Software to Deliver 99% of the Visual Effects for the Sequel to the Syfy Network’s Popular Sharknado Franchise
When actors, chainsaws, and shark-filled tornadoes come together onscreen, it’s television magic. Such is the case with "Sharknado 2: The Second One," which delivers even more excitement than the original "Sharknado" of 2013.
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Oishii Looks to #WTFuture With Dynamic Branding Package For PromaxBDA: The Conference 2014
Oishii Looks to #WTFuture With Dynamic Branding Package For PromaxBDA: The Conference 2014
Creative Agency Creates the Conference and Awards Show Opening Videos & Graphics
When PromaxBDA, the global member-based association for professionals working in media marketing, needed an agency to create the branding and video opens for this year's conference and awards show in New York, they turned to long-time members and creative agency Oishii Creative. Armed with the tagline #WTFuture, Oishii Creative set out to make a package that captured the energy and essence of an industry in constant change.
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North Carolina DP Glen Kantziper Fields Diverse Broadcast And Corporate Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld
North Carolina DP Glen Kantziper Fields Diverse Broadcast And Corporate Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldGlen Kantziper, owner/operator of KPSR, Inc. (Greensboro, NC), purchased an AJ-PX270 camcorder, Panasonic’s first P2 HD handheld with AVC-ULTRA recording, as soon as it became available this spring. Since then, he has used the PX270 on many of the wide-ranging corporate and broadcast assignments that are the foundation of his production company.
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RCS Bullet Systems Fuel On-Air Graphics for 2014 World Cup™ Broadcasts
RCS Bullet Systems Fuel On-Air Graphics for 2014 World Cup™ BroadcastsReality Check Systems' (RCS) mobile Bullet graphics solutions hit the field last week as televised coverage of the 2014 World Cup™ kicked off from Brazil. Two of world's largest sports programming networks, including Univision Deportes, enlisted RCS' Bullets to power compelling graphics for live studio programming during the tournament, held June 12 to July 13, 2014. Univision's four Bullet systems, which the network recently installed in its newly built Brazil-based mini-studio, are being used throughout the tournament to handle real-time graphics needs on site.
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LightWave 3D Group and Sketchfab Create a Free Plug-in to Interactively Share and Publish 3D Models Online
LightWave 3D Group and Sketchfab Create a Free Plug-in to Interactively Share and Publish 3D Models Online
New Plug-In for LightWave 3D Software Creates a Seamless Path for Content Creators To Export 3D Models to the Sketchfab Web Platform
The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., has teamed up with Sketchfab Inc. to deliver a free plug-in for LightWave 3D software version 11.5 or higher that seamlessly exports 3D models from LightWave to Sketchfab, a popular online web platform that allows users to publish, share, embed, and view interactive 3D models in real time.
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Rising Sun Pictures Makes Time Stand Still for Quicksilver in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
Rising Sun Pictures Makes Time Stand Still for Quicksilver in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
VFX Studio Recreates The Pentagon Kitchen in Ultra Slow Motion for the Mutant Quicksilver.
Rising Sun Pictures’ contribution to Twentieth Century Fox’s "X-Men Days of Future Past" centered on a time-bending sequence in which Quicksilver (Evan Peters) displays his hyper-speed abilities with spectacular effect.
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Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The Board
Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The Board
Edlund Completes Flagship VFX Sequences for NBC’s Crossbones Series Using Devil & Demon Super-Fast Computing
The Devil & Demon Strategy, manufacturer of super-fast computers for everyone, announced today that renowned visual effects (VFX) creator, Richard Edlund, has joined its board of directors. The winner of seven Academy Awards, Edlund brings a depth and breadth of experience in motion picture and high-end television VFX to the company, and will consult on the development of the Devil and Demon product line to meet the needs of digital artists and studios in entertainment imaging worldwide.
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Reality Check Systems Boosts “American Idol” Fan Engagement with Real-time Voter Data Visualizations
Reality Check Systems (RCS) reinvigorated audience interactivity for the latest season of "American Idol" by integrating custom software and middleware solutions into one of its Bullet mobile graphics systems to help display and broadcast real-time voter data visualizations throughout the televised competition. With creative direction from production studio FremantleMedia North America and voter data culled by Telescope, a six-person crew of RCS designers, artists and programmers delivered the solutions, which played an integral role in engaging audiences during each broadcast, in under 12 weeks.
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LightWave 3D SIGGRAPH 2014 Live Stream Call for Content
The LightWave 3D Group is gearing up for its SIGGRAPH 2014 Live Stream and is looking to feature video, tutorials, demo reels, project and interview of 3D artists and studios using LightWave 3D software. Deadline for submissions is June 19, 2014.
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Busy Brothers Starts Indiegogo Campaign to Execute Cinema Black Box
The entertainment studio “Busy Brothers” has started their first Indiegogo campaign for their new project “Cinema Black Box”. The “Cinema Black Box” is a game-changing project within the film industry. It is a pre-keyed and royalty free cinematic stock footage pack, which contains the most outstanding, extreme and hard to shoot footage there is. All footage will be shot in 4K 3D using Red Epics and 3D rigs. This will all be brought together by experienced film industry professionals.
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LightWave 3D Group Offers Educational Pricing for NevronMotion Plugin for LightWave 11.6
LightWave 3D Group Offers Educational Pricing for NevronMotion Plugin for LightWave 11.6
Robust Microsoft Kinect-Based Mocap and Retargeting System Easily Captures, Adjusts and Retargets Motion to 3D objects and Characters in LightWave 11.6 3D Software
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a new educational pricing program for NevronMotion™, motion capture and retargeting software for LightWave 11.6 on Windows. Qualifying students and educators can now take advantage of the full-feature version of NevronMotion for the special price of $99 (USD); regularly priced at $299 (USD).
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LightWave 3D Group Offers Softimage Artists Special $495 Crossgrade Price for LightWave 11.6 Software
Invites Current Softimage Artists to Adopt LightWave 3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering Software at an Exclusive Price Point
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a special program for current Autodesk Softimage software users to “Join the Rebellion” and move to a full seat of LightWave 11.6 software for the special crossgrade price of $495 (USD).
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Reality Check Systems Powers Super Bowl XLVIII Live Coverage
Reality Check Systems Powers Super Bowl XLVIII Live Coverage
Deploys 24 Turnkey “Bullet” Systems and Delivers Custom Interactive Graphics Solutions for On-Air Broadcasts
As Super Bowl XLVIII coverage kicks off this week, customized technology solutions and dynamic on-air graphics packages from Reality Check Systems (RCS) are in play for the 8th consecutive year across major networks such as NFL Network, ESPN and DirecTV. 24 RCS “Bullet” custom hardware/software mobile graphics systems, including a “Twitter Bullet” module, to incorporate live Tweets into broadcast graphics, are currently in the field and will remain in use until the completion of the game. Several Super Bowl-related broadcasts, including NFL Network’s live international feed of the game, will also feature graphics packages built and powered by RCS’ in-house team.
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RED DIGITAL CINEMA Deploys Maxx Digital Media Server Powered by HGST 4TB Ultrastar® Hard Drives for Streaming High-Bandwidth 4K, 5K and 6K Files
HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), and Maxx Digital today announced that RED Studios Hollywood has deployed the Maxx Digital Evo 6G 16-bay rackmount media server. The server is powered by 4TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 enterprise-class hard disk drives (HDDs) and configured with ATTO® Raid controller to support capacity, bandwidth and performance needs for streaming and “screening” next-generation 4K, 5K and 6K high-resolution files.
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LightWave 11.6 and NevronMotion Final Releases Now Available
LightWave 11.6 and NevronMotion Final Releases Now Available
Offers Advanced Previsualization, Production And 3D Printing Tools In Lightwave 11.6; Nevronmotion Plug-In For The Microsoft Kinect Camera Captures And Retargets Motion In Lightwave 11.6
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today announced the final release of LightWave 11.6 software for 3D modeling, animation, and rendering is now available worldwide. Also announced today is the final release of the NevronMotion plug-in for LightWave 11.6, which uses the Microsoft Kinect camera to capture motion in real time for retargeting to 3D or live-performance characters. NevronMotion also simplifies retargeting data from standard motion capture files directly into the LightWave interface.
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NO6 Teams with 72andSunny for Activision
NO6 Teams with 72andSunny for ActivisionNO6 Editor Chan Hatcher recently set to work with Biscuit Director Aaron Stoller via 72andSunny in a new campaign for “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” the latest of Activision’s popular Call of Duty franchise. From the street to the dentist’s chair and beyond, the new :30s find Call of Duty fans miming the game’s explosive action in the most unlikely places.
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Biscardi Creative Media Completes Unique Homeopathic Energetic Medicine Client Project
Virtual Gut Band Video Promises to be Cost Effective Method to Weight Loss
Biscardi Creative Media (BCM) recently had the opportunity to work on a one-ofa-kind project in the world of homeopathic energetic medicine. The question for BCM was, “can you produce a video that can help convince the viewer they’re actually having surgery?” An outwardly simple request turned into a true gem when BCM learned this venture had unique challenges that would stretch both creativity and ingenuity. This particular project would need to delve into the realm of positive visualization and relaxation. Never one to back down from a challenge BCM took on the project that was recently christened and released as the “Virtual Gut Band Video.”
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LightWave 3D Group Unveils LightWave 11.6
LightWave 3D Group Unveils LightWave 11.6
Artists and designers can animate in new ways, streamline real-time and stereo virtual production, previsualization and game development, support 3D printing, and more
The LightWave 3D®Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today announced new features in LightWave 11.6, the newest version of its award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software for artists and designers. LightWave 11.6 software offers modeling, rigging, animation, effects, dynamics, and near limitless render nodes in an award-winning integrated LightWave render engine—providing studios and artists with everything they need to create an affordable and powerful end-to-end production pipeline.
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Evolve Digital Cinema | IMG Wins Two 2012 Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography and Outstanding Journalism
With a Total of 9 Nominations in 2012, Creative Team at Evolve Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for their Work with ESPN
Evolve Digital Cinema | IMG, a boutique creative production company, announced today it has won two coveted 2012 Sports Emmy Award in the category of Oustanding Cinematography and Outstanding Journalism. Evolve was recognized for their work with ESPN.
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Luma Pictures Goes Patriotic For "Iron Man 3"
Luma Pictures Goes Patriotic For "Iron Man 3"
In Latest Weighty Contribution For Marvel Studios, Luma Adds Iron Man & Iron Patriot Armor, Weaponry and Environmental Effects
Luma Pictures answered the call for Marvel Studios' new "Iron Man 3," the latest installment in the hit franchise, adding extensive full-body CG armor replacements for both "Iron Man" and "Iron Patriot" The VFX house, which now boasts locations in Santa Monica and Melbourne, also added weaponry, environmental and particle effects as well as CG backgrounds. This is the first "Iron Man" for Luma, however the project marks its 4th collaboration with Marvel and 3rd with VFX
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3DGarage.com Delivers New "LightWave 3D v11.5 Up to Speed” Training Video
3DGarage.com Delivers New "LightWave 3D v11.5 Up to Speed” Training Video
Highlights Robust New Features in More than Four Hours of Instructional Video
3D Garage.com™, a worldwide producer of instructional training videos for 3D modeling and digital content creation, announced today its new “LightWave 11.5 Up to Speed” instructional training video from Dan Ablan is now available.
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The Day Dragons Attacked the World
The Day Dragons Attacked the World
Rogue State turns to LightWave 11.5 3D software to conquer CG dragons and220 visual effects shots for Dracano
In Dracano, a volcanic eruption in the Pacific Northwest spews lava, steam and fire—along with eggs that hatch ancient, menacing, winged dragons that prey on man. Since similar volcanic eruptions in Russia, Japan, and other “Ring of Fire” regions are also releasing these menacing creatures into the world, scientists fear they are witnessing the start of a global dragon apocalypse.
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LightWave 11.5 Streamlines Broadcast and Motion Graphics with New Adobe After Effects Interchange
LightWave 11.5 Streamlines Broadcast and Motion Graphics with New Adobe After Effects Interchange
Powerful new features give artists greater flexibility when working with 2D and 3D elements
At NAB 2013 (booth SL4610), the LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., is demonstrating its new LightWave 11.5 3D modeling and animation software, including the new After Effects Interchange feature and workflow enhancements for broadcast and motion graphics.
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Camp Digital Hits the Road with AJA Ki Pro
Camp Digital Hits the Road with AJA Ki ProMobile production company Camp Digital treks all over the country to create television series, specials, DVD, concert and award show productions for the music and entertainment industries, providing high quality production resources from mobile units that take up a smaller footprint than traditional mobile rigs. Offering scalable services to meet client needs, Camp Digital can run an entire show - including crew, creative and directorial, handing over a finished product at the end - or just provide gear alone. Based in Nashville, the company was co-founded by 4 entertainment production veterans, including Tom Gregory, Vice President of Business Development, five years ago and has used AJA products since its inception.
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LightWave 11.5 Now Available
LightWave 11.5 Now Available
Enhances 3D creativity with new Soft Body Bullet Dynamics, After Effects integration, Interactive Modeling Tools, Genoma character rigging system and much more
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today LightWave 11.5, the newest version of its award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software for artists and designers, is now available for purchase at http://www.lightwave3d.com. A no-charge upgrade to LightWave 11.5 is available to all registered LightWave 11 customers via the LightWave 3D website.
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Telestream Collaborates with Simplifilm to Expand Screen Recording Offering
Flowtility by Simplifilm provides high-quality motion graphics library to simplify the creation of professional-looking screencasts, video tutorials, and demos for ScreenFlow users
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced a partnership with Simplifilm to offer a product that compliments its ScreenFlow® screen recording capabilities. The Simplifilm Flowtility motion graphics library is a collection of animated objects and images that will help ScreenFlow users create more dynamic and engaging ScreenFlow videos. This new product is available immediately from the Telestream Web store.
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OConnor Helps Rushing Aim High
OConnor Helps Rushing Aim HighEntertainment content is no longer restricted to satellite or cable delivery. Forward thinking producers like McG are expanding their reach by developing high-quality web-based delivery entertainment like the youth adventure series Aim High. For the teams behind such series, production quality must be as high as feature films and prime time television for they know that what might be delivered via YouTube or Hulu can end up on giant screens. Cinematographer Brad Rushing and his team need their equipment to perform flawlessly, as they capture intense action, danger and drama for the series. “With our time and budget, the choice of the RED MX Zeiss Super Speeds as our primary lenses and the important OConnor 2575 heads allowed us to achieve everything we needed on this web series.” Rushing says. OConnor is a part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
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LightWave 3D Group Reveals LightWave 11.5
New Genoma rigging system for Modeler, soft-body Bullet Dynamics, modeling enhancements and interchange support for After Effects and GoZ FiberMesh create a robust end-to-end pipeline
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today LightWave 11.5, a powerful new edition of its Emmy® Award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software. A complete 3D pipeline, LightWave 11.5 includes many new features to streamline productivity, including a new Genoma character animation and rigging system for Modeler, predator and prey flocking, Instancing, soft-body Bullet Dynamics, interchange support for Adobe After Effects and Pixologic’s GoZ Fiber Mesh, major workflow enhancements, and more.
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Fabric Engine Announces Creation Platform At Siggraph 2012
Fabric Engine Announces Creation Platform At Siggraph 2012
Creation Platform is the World’s First Dedicated Platform For Building High-Performance Graphics Applications
Fabric Engine Inc, a software company focused on high-performance 2D and 3D graphics solutions, announced today Creation Platform, a framework for building custom, high-performance graphics applications. By providing the major building blocks for tool creation, Creation Platform allows developers to spend less time building back-end architectures, and more time building critical workflows and high-performance functionality into their tools.
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Brickyard VFX Goes “Mad” for Turn
Brickyard VFX Goes “Mad” for TurnBrickyard VFX collaborated with ad agency gyro on a new spot for Turn, a tech company that amplifies marketing outreach. Capturing the iconic style of “Mad Men” in its art direction, color correction and overall aesthetic, the :30 spot aired exclusively during the show’s season 5 finale on June 10.
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Roger Brands Action-Driven Sports Packages For Fox Sports Net MLB and Spike TV MMA
Roger Brands Action-Driven Sports Packages For Fox Sports Net MLB and Spike TV MMAMotion graphics production company Roger recently created two heart-pounding sports packages for Fox Sports Net's Major League Baseball (MLB) and Spike TV's "MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Uncensored Live." These latest projects show the versatility and range of Roger's conceptual and design skills, a striking difference from the kid-friendly animation for which the studio is best known.
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ASC Announces Winners of Student Heritage Awards
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has chosen three winners for this year’s ASC Andrew Laszlo Student Heritage Awards. The students reign from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Art Center College of Design and Northwestern University. A ceremony announcing the winners in each category was held at the ASC Clubhouse on June 16. The awards are designed to showcase the artistic abilities of the next generation of filmmakers, with a focus on their cinematographic abilities.
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Gyro and Dark Light Pictures Deliver "Mad Men" Style Spot for Digital Marketing Specialist Turn
Gyro and Dark Light Pictures Deliver "Mad Men" Style Spot for Digital Marketing Specialist TurnDigital marketing specialist Turn will air its first-ever broadcast spot during the June 10th season finale of the AMC series Mad Men and the season finale of AMC’s The Pitch reality show. Conceived by San Francisco agency gyro and directed by Michael Lehmann of Dark Light Pictures, Hollywood, the ad is set in the offices of a Madison Avenue agency, circa 1962, where an impeccably groomed ad exec is about to begin a tryst with a shapely young woman from the secretarial pool. Then, another woman walks in.
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Oishii Creative Designs High-Energy Main Titles & GraphicsPackage For Discovery Channel's "Auction Kings"
Oishii Creative Designs High-Energy Main Titles & GraphicsPackage For Discovery Channel's "Auction Kings"How much would you bid on an authentic Elvis Presley gold and diamond bracelet? For the new season of "Auction Kings," the popular reality TV series on Discovery Channel, creative agency Oishii Creative developed a dramatic show open and graphics package that captures the intrepid crew of Gallery 63 and the thrill of the buy and sale.
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MAXX DIGITAL Announces Production Dailies Cart System Based on SCRATCH Lab Digital Dailies Software
MAXX DIGITAL is proud to announce that they have teamed with ASSIMILATE and offer a turnkey Production Dailies Cart System, built around SCRATCH Lab®, the industry’s most powerful end-to-end production dailies software. Designed to meet the needs of DITs and Video Engineers who produce dailies on-set for television shows, commercials and feature films, the new turnkey Cart provides image acquisition, data management, look refinement and dailies deliverables with support for all popular cameras formats such as ARRI Alexa, Sony F65, and RED Epic and Scarlet.
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Final Frame Helps Oscar Nominees Hit the Finish with Nucoda
Final Frame Helps Oscar Nominees Hit the Finish with Nucoda
The New York Facility Extends its Track Record of Oscar Caliber Work on "Hell and Back Again" and "If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front"
The Nucoda Film Master was the system of choice for Final Frame in finishing Academy Award® documentary contenders "Hell and Back Again" and "If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front".
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NewTek Ships LightWave™ 11 Software
NewTek Ships LightWave™ 11 Software
From massive duplication, to realistic forms in flight—studios and artists push boundaries, speed up production, and improve productivity in their 3D pipelines
NewTek is now shipping LightWave™ 11, the latest version of its Emmy® award-winning, professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software that lets artists broaden their creative exploration. LightWave 11 incorporates many new features, such as instancing, flocking and fracturing tools, flexible Bullet Dynamics, Pixologic™ Zbrush® support, and much more. With its innovative tools and unlimited creative possibilities, LightWave 11 is ideal for all genres of 3D content creation—from film and broadcast visual effects production, to architectural visualization, and game design.
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Inhance Digital's 3D artists bring innovative VFX from concept to completion with NewTek LightWave 3D software
Inhance Digital's 3D artists bring innovative VFX from concept to completion with NewTek LightWave 3D softwareInhance Digital is as unique as the computer graphics (CG) and visual effects (VFX) it delivers. Since its inception in 1997, Inhance Digital has delivered innovative, interactive, and visually compelling marketing and communications campaigns to an impressive list of corporate clients, including global Fortune 500 firms. In 2007, the interactive marketing agency extended its talents, technologies, and techniques to the entertainment market, serving up visual effects, animation, and compositing projects for commercials, television programs, and feature films.
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The Ant Farm Creates the Next 'Wave' in Opening Title Sequences for Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3
The Ant Farm Creates the Next 'Wave' in Opening Title Sequences for Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3Leading entertainment advertising agency The Ant Farm partnered with Activision Publishing, Inc. and developers Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games to create the opening title sequence for Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3, released on November 8th, 2011. The Ant Farm integrated dazzling 2D/3D motion graphics and game capture to create a robust cinematic title sequence propelled by the dynamic graphic sound wave, which was also created by The Ant Farm. The final delivery presents a visual, narrative timeline that creatively recaps the epic backstory of the Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® to seamlessly draw gamers into the present action of the record-setting video game's third installment.
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NewTek Unveils LightWave 11
NewTek Unveils LightWave 11
3D animation software boasts powerful new features like instancing, flocking and fracturing tools, flexible Bullet Dynamics options, Pixologic ZBrush support, and more
NewTek, a worldwide leader of 3D animation and video products, today announced NewTek LightWave™ 11, a powerful new version of its Emmy® Award-winning, professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software. LightWave 11 fits into any studio pipeline seamlessly, offering support for Autodesk Geometry Cache and FBX, including pixel-perfect camera matching with Autodesk Maya cameras. It also supports the Unity game engine and Pixologic GoZ ZBrush workflow, making it ideal for all production environments, including smaller specialized studios and individual artists.
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Cooke 5/i And Panchro/i Lenses Bring Focus To "World War II: The Last War Heroes"
Cooke 5/i And Panchro/i Lenses Bring Focus To "World War II: The Last War Heroes"
New documentary series reveals the true power and destruction of the battlefields
World War II: The Last War Heroes, a new documentary series produced by Impossible Pictures and EOne, is set to illustrate the testimony from the last surviving veterans of the Allied Troops by recreating battlefield scenes and filming real bombs and bullets with high speed cameras in intricate detail.
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Soundelux Creates “Emotional Truth” for Nicolas Winding Refn’s Cerebral Action Film
Soundelux Creates “Emotional Truth” for Nicolas Winding Refn’s Cerebral Action Film"Drive", the new film from FilmDistrict and Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, tells the story of a Hollywood stunt car driver (Ryan Gosling) who moonlights as a wheelman and discovers there is a contract out on him following a robbery gone bad. The movie is violent, yet stylish and emotionally gripping, and is being hailed by critics for its brashness and its brilliance.
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Autodesk Announces Subscription Advantage Packs for 2012 Entertainment Software
Digital Entertainment Creation Software Subscription Customers Receive Early Access to Powerful New Capabilities
At SIGGRAPH 2011 — Autodesk, Inc., has announced Subscription Advantage Packs for its Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites 2012, as well as most of its portfolio of Digital Entertainment Creation (DEC) toolsets. Subscription Advantage Packs provide current Autodesk Subscription customers with early access to new features and enhancements that help manage complexity, make everyday workflows more efficient and expand creative capabilities.
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Red Giant Software Releases Magic Bullet Grinder 1.5 for Video Transcoding
New features for the essential tool to convert DSLR video into edit-friendly formats
Red Giant Software today announced Magic Bullet Grinder 1.5, the newest version of the fastest, smartest way to transcode DSLR footage. Grinder is a standalone solution that converts Canon video to edit-friendly formats, burns in timecode and generates editing proxies in a single time-saving pass. With Grinder 1.5, editors can avoid the tedium of converting video footage and focus on the creative parts of filmmaking.
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Bullet Adds Amy Hull As Managing Director; Barry Sonders As Producer
Bullet Adds Amy Hull As Managing Director; Barry Sonders As Producer
Two-Year Old Creative Production Hub Solidifies Staff With Top-Tier Talent
Looking to further solidify its reputation as the go to creative production resource for the advertising/entertainment community, Bullet, the multi-disciplined production hub led by award-winning producer Oscar Thomas and music supervisor Patrick Oliver, has added Amy Hull as its Managing Director and Barry Sonders as Producer.
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OConnor Chosen Best Support for Leverage
OConnor Chosen Best Support for LeverageOConnor, a Vitec Group brand, announces that cinematographer Dave Connell has again chosen their 2575 Ultimate fluid head to support TNT’s hit series "Leverage".
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