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LAIKA picks The Foundry’s FLIX for Kubo and The Two Strings and Future Animated Features
LAIKA, the award-winning animation studio behind The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman and Coraline, has chosen The Foundry’s web-based FLIX software solution to enhance its pre-production and storyboarding process for animated features. LAIKA is using FLIX for its latest animated film project, Kubo and the Two Strings, which uses a 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid technique to tell the story of a sweeping, swashbuckling adventure set in a mythical ancient Japan and is set for release on August 19, 2016.
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Cogswell College to Host Wajid Raza, A Lighting Technical Director at Industrial Light & Magic, for Special Guest Lecture March 25th
News: Cogswell College to Host Wajid Raza, A Lighting Technical Director at Industrial Light & Magic, for Special Guest Lecture March 25thCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum of Digital Art & Animation, Digital Audio Technology, Game Design & Development, Digital Media Management, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship & Innovation, will host Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) Technical Director Wajid Raza for a Special Guest Lecture. Karen Keister, Cogswell’s Program Director and Assistant Professor in the school’s Digital Arts & Animation Dept., made the announcement. Keister’s department regularly features one guest speaker each semester who has prominently established him/herself within the entertainment and digital arts industry.
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Jiangye Technology Park Makes PipelineFX’s Qube! Primary Render Manager for 100 Companies
In an effort to spur economic growth, China’s Jiangye District government has purchased 400 licenses of PipelineFX’s Qube! to manage the rendering needs of 100 companies currently residing in its new Jiangye Newtown Technology Park and a recently announced joint venture with Original Force that will provide renders, motion capture, color grading and 3D scanning to customers across the globe.
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Shotgun Brings VFX Artists Together for Open-Movie Project “Galactic Battles”
News: Shotgun Brings VFX Artists Together for Open-Movie Project “Galactic Battles”For visual effects artists in Vancouver, pros of all backgrounds and experience levels flock to the VanCG Meetup group for fostering a unified and supportive community. The non-profit organization, led by founder Nick Romick, offers popular monthly educational events, networking, and community-driven collaborative projects to let artists experiment with new techniques and tools outside the office. One such collaborative project currently in progress is “Galactic Battles,” a sci-fi short film featuring both live action and CG that pits the ships from beloved sci-fi franchises against each other in an all-out battle royale.
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Rob Petrie joins MPC NY as CG Creative Director
MPC NY bolsters its award-winning 3D team with the latest addition of Rob Petrie as CG creative director. A VFX veteran, Rob brings with him over thirteen years of top-notch experience in the advertising industry.
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Director David Semel Brings Phillip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle to Amazon
News: Director David Semel Brings Phillip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle to AmazonSemel, who directs commercials through Accomplice Media, has a history of directing pilots that become hit television series.
Produced for Amazon by Ridley Scott and based on the award-winning Phillip K. Dick novel, The Man in the High Castle is an alternate history set in the aftermath of World War II, but in this telling, the Nazis and their Japanese allies were the victors. Semel directed the pilot, which is currently available through Amazon Prime’s instant video service.
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Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital Characters: Several of These New Characters will be Available to the General Public Through Open Source
News: Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital Characters: Several of These New Characters will be Available to the General Public Through Open SourceCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced that students within its Digital Art & Animation program have developed and created 3D animatable rigs depicting 12 original digital characters, through the program’s in-house character project: “Avatarah.”
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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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iPi Soft Announces Motion Capture Support for 16 USB Cameras, Four Kinect 2 Sensors and Three Actor Tracking
News: iPi Soft Announces Motion Capture Support for 16 USB Cameras, Four Kinect 2 Sensors and Three Actor TrackingiPi Soft Announces Motion Capture Support for 16 USB Cameras, Four Kinect 2 Sensors and Three Actor Tracking
Enabled by its proprietary iPi Recordersoftware, the new distributed recording feature configures a single computer to record up to 8 USB cameras or a single Kinect 2 sensor. With additional computers, users can add up to 16 USB cameras or four Kinect 2 or Kinect sensors. The software, which merges all of the mocap data into a single file, is used in conjunction with iPi Mocap Studio for tracking up to three actors simultaneously. Its ability to analyze multi-camera video recordings, using standard PC desktop or laptop computers offers creative professionals a cost effective solution to track 3D human body motions and produce 3D animation.
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Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion Studio
News: Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Fusion Studio was used by VFX house Doc & A Soc to construct some of the most complex visual effects in Matthew Vaughn’s latest worldwide cinema release “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”
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Alkemy X Talks Creative Behind 'The Leftovers.'
News: Alkemy X Talks Creative Behind 'The Leftovers.'The Leftovers Move Forward
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Autodesk & Shotgun Play a Supporting Role for Academy Award Nominees
It’s Academy Awards Season - Great Artists with Great Technology Are Creating Great Movies : Autodesk and Shotgun Software Are CG Tools of Choice for All 5 Best VFX and 7 Best Picture Academy Award Nominees
The role of technology in the service of great storytelling continues to evolve, and this year's Academy Award nominees reflect the impressive artistry of the global computer graphics industry. From Best Pictures and VFX, to Best Cinematography, Animated Features and Shorts, Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) media and entertainment software played a supporting role in the creation of many of this year's most acclaimed movies. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also recognized Autodesk technology with a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (Sci-Tech Award).
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Brickyard VFX Breathes Life into Disneyland Short
News: Brickyard VFX Breathes Life into Disneyland ShortBoutique visual effects, animation and digital production studio Brickyard VFX recently completed animated short film "Soar" for Disney Parks in collaboration with director Claire Jantzen of Adolescent Content. The short, via ad agency mcgarrybowen Chicago together with Disney's in-house agency Yellow Shoes, is slated to air in theaters as well as on the Disney Channel.
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Rising Sun Pictures Artists Win Two VES Awards for "X-Men: Days of Future Past"
News: Rising Sun Pictures Artists Win Two VES Awards for "X-Men: Days of Future Past"Studio’s work on the film’s Quicksilver “Kitchen” scene also nominated for an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award.
Rising Sun Pictures artists were honoured with two awards last night at the 13th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards in Los Angeles. CG Supervisor Dennis Jones won the VES Award for Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal/Live Action Motion Media Project for work on the film X-Men: Days of Future Past. He shared the award with Previsualization Supervisor Austin Bonang, Virtual Production Supervisor Casey Schatz and Cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel.
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Frankie helps Qoros cars take centre stage in Chinese desert
When your Los Angeles base of operations sits just off the world famous Hollywood Boulevard, you don't need to go far to get the best possible locations for your projects. Even so, Ingenuity Engine opted to take their project for Qoros Automotive to the car company's homeland of China.
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SUPER BOWL XLIX: NBC Sports, Bodega and Rodeo FX Get the Party Started with Carrie Underwood to Open Super Bowl XLIX
News: SUPER BOWL XLIX: NBC Sports, Bodega and Rodeo FX Get the Party Started with Carrie Underwood to Open Super Bowl XLIXNew York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega’s Emmy Award-winning creative director Haley Geffen teamed up with NBC Sports Group and NBC Sports VP Creative Director/Director Tripp Dixon and Rodeo FX to create the high-energy opening for Super Bowl XLIX, held last night. The open, featuring Carrie Underwood in a virtual Phoenix stadium, set the thrilling and star-studded stage for the matchup between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at Arizona’s University of Phoenix Stadium.
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CommitteeLA Teams with Brewster Parsons & EXILE for Wix.com's Super Bowl Campaign Featuring NFL Stars
News: CommitteeLA Teams with Brewster Parsons & EXILE for Wix.com's Super Bowl Campaign Featuring NFL StarsCommitteeLA turned to Brewster Parsons, the award-winning visual effects, CG & design studio, and EXILE Editorial for their social media-driven Super Bowl campaign for Wix.com. Featuring former NFL players and their new careers after retirement, the Wix.com campaign has been teased out via social media before the big game with the final spot being unveiled on Super Bowl Sunday.
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Year Old Full Service VFX/Design Company Artemple-Hollywood Now Working on "Entourage," Names Karin Levinson EVP, Features and TV, and Enjoys Long-Standing Working Relationship with Award-Winning Director David Fincher
News: Year Old Full Service VFX/Design Company Artemple-Hollywood Now Working on "Entourage," Names Karin Levinson EVP, Features and TV, and
Enjoys Long-Standing Working Relationship with Award-Winning Director David FincherArtemple-Hollywood, a high-end, full-service Visual Effects and Design company specializing in the art of seamless and “invisible” visual effects work for feature films, television, commercials, themed entertainment, special venue projects, and original content creation, is marking its one year anniversary having produced visual effects work for one of last year’s most successful films, is currently producing visual effects for an upcoming studio feature, is commencing work on new projects, and has hired a noted industry executive.
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Leading Visualization House PROOF Provides Previs and Postvis Services to "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," Two Films Oscar Nominated for "Best Visual Effects"
News: Leading Visualization House PROOF Provides Previs and Postvis Services to "Guardians of the Galaxy" and  "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," Two Films Oscar Nominated for "Best Visual Effects"Proof Inc., one of the film industry's leading visualization houses, provided extensive previs and postvis services to two major feature films which have just been Oscar nominated for Best Visual Effects for 2014: “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”
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MASTERSFX Earns Visual Effects Society Award Nomination for "Outstanding Visual Effects" For Second Season of "Hemlock Grove"
News: MASTERSFX Earns Visual Effects Society Award Nomination for "Outstanding Visual Effects" For Second Season of "Hemlock Grove"(
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Vicon's Motion Capture Bears Fruit For New Paddington Film
News: Vicon's Motion Capture Bears Fruit For New Paddington Film Vicon T40 cameras enable Framestore to carry out quality pre-visualisation for marmalade loving bear, Paddington
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced that its T-Series motion capture cameras were used on the recent feature film version of Paddington.
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Rising Sun Pictures Shares Academy Award Nomination for "X-Men: Days of Future Past"
News: Rising Sun Pictures Shares Academy Award Nomination for "X-Men: Days of Future Past"Studio’s work on the film’s Quicksilver “Kitchen” scene also garners BAFTA, VES and AACTA nominations.
Rising Sun Pictures Visual Effects Supervisor Tim Crosbie is part of the team nominated for an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for the film X-Men: Days of Future Past. Crosbie supervised the team of RSP artists involved in creating the film’s exuberant “Kitchen” scene where time appears to stand still as the speedy Quicksilver darts about the Pentagon cafeteria to foil guards attacking a group of mutants. Also named in the nomination are Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora and Cameron Waldbauer.
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Brewster Parsons Helps King's Hawaiian Catch A Thief; New Spot Airs During People's Choice & Golden Globe Awards
News: Brewster Parsons Helps King's Hawaiian Catch A Thief; New Spot Airs During People's Choice & Golden Globe AwardsBrewster Parsons, the award-winning visual effects, CG & design studio, recently partnered with Levit & Associates for a new King’s Hawaiian commercial which debuted during the People’s Choice and Golden Globe Awards.
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The Mill Announces Move And Expansion For Its Chicago Studio
News: The Mill Announces Move And Expansion For Its Chicago StudioWorld leading VFX studio The Mill has announced that it’s Chicago based studio is moving to its own premises in the West Loop area of Chicago during Q3 of 2015.
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McFatter Technical College Updates Aging Control Room with Broadcast Pix
News: McFatter Technical College Updates  Aging Control Room with Broadcast PixBroadcast Pix™ today announced McFatter Technical College and High School in Davie, Fla., is training the next generation of video professionals with a Granite™ 6000 integrated production switcher. New students begin learning the basics of switching with the Granite during their first of four courses at the school, and produce 30-minute practice “drills” every Friday and every other Thursday to test their skills.
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Press Release: Big Block and Digitas Go On The Road for GMC.com
News: Press Release: Big Block and Digitas Go On The Road for GMC.comBig Block Brings Innovative Design and Filming Techniques To Digital Launch of 2015 GMC Sierra HD
Big Block and Digitas Boston were in high gear for the online launch of GMC’s 2015 Sierra 2500 Denali HD truck. It was essential that the design and content of their collaboration on GMC’s digital marketing for the Denali HD capture the attitude, refined luxury and powerful capabilities of this upper echelon brand for a sophisticated buyer demographic.
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Broadcast Pix Partners with Sportzcast to Link Rapid CG Graphics with Scoreboards
News: Broadcast Pix Partners with Sportzcast to  Link Rapid CG Graphics with ScoreboardsBroadcast Pix™ today announced a new partnership with Sportzcast, a sports automation company based in Winter Springs, Fla., to deliver real-time scoreboard data to Broadcast Pix integrated production switchers with the optional Rapid CG™ 3 graphics software for dynamic graphics during live sporting events.
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Muse VFX Installs Fusion 7 Studio in Its Hollywood Pipeline
News: Muse VFX Installs Fusion 7 Studio in Its Hollywood PipelineBlackmagic Design today announced that Muse VFX has expanded its Fusion pipeline to include Fusion 7 Studio. Fusion 7 Studio will be used for VFX on all of Muse VFX’s projects, including CBS’s “NCIS” and “NCIS: New Orleans,” as well as MTV's “Teen Wolf” hit television shows.
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Brewster Parsons Takes On "Brave Frontier" For Gumi & Ignited
News: Brewster Parsons Takes On "Brave Frontier" For Gumi & IgnitedBrewster Parsons, the award-winning visual effects, CG & design studio, launched a new 30-second commercial for gumi Inc.’s hit mobile role-playing game (RPG) “Brave Frontier.” Collaborating closely with both ad agency Ignited in Los Angeles and client gumi Inc. in Tokyo, Japan, the team at Brewster Parsons stretched creatively to design a unique “Western Anime” look for the new project.
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VFX Supervisor Jon Massey Joins FuseFX
News: VFX Supervisor Jon Massey Joins FuseFXTwo-time Emmy nominee leading effects team for AMC’s “Turn.”
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Cinesite’s Growing Montréal Team Join the Witch-Hunt
News: Cinesite’s Growing Montréal Team Join the Witch-HuntStephane Paris Joins as Visual Effects Supervisor
Cinesite has been awarded a major contract for visual effects on Lionsgate’s forthcoming supernatural action film The Last Witch Hunter, directed by Breck Eisner.
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Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for "Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb"
News: Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for "Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb"Proof Inc., one of the film industry's leading visualization houses, provided extensive previs and postvis services to “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” it was announced today by Proof’s Creative Director/Founder Ron Frankel. The film was released by 21st Century Fox Studios on December 19th.
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KAZT-TV Upgrades to HD Production with Broadcast Pix
News: KAZT-TV Upgrades to HD Production with Broadcast PixKAZT-TV, an independent station serving Arizona’s Phoenix/Prescott market , produces The Morning Scramble, a unique live morning show that produces the first 30 minutes from its Phoenix studio and the last 30 minutes from its Prescott location.
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Athena Studios Signs Nate Hopper as Co-Producer of Upcoming Stop Motion Animation Project "Auntie Claus"
News: Athena Studios Signs Nate Hopper as Co-Producer of Upcoming Stop Motion Animation Project "Auntie Claus"Just in time for the 2014 Christmas holiday, Athena Studios, an Emeryville, CA-based studio specializing in animation for film and multimedia clients, has signed Nate Hopper as Co-Producer of the company’s original, currently in development, stop-motion animation feature film project “Auntie Claus.” The announcement was made today by Jon V. Peters, Founder of Athena Studios.
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Sarofsky Corp.'s mastery of details shines in "Guardians of the Galaxy" main titles...
News: Sarofsky Corp.'s mastery of details shines in "Guardians of the Galaxy" main titles...The top U.S. box office film of 2014, Marvel Studios' blockbuster "Guardians of the Galaxy" launched on digital platforms on Nov. 18 and became available on DVD and Blu-ray on Dec. 9. While the multi-talented designers, animators and producers of Sarofsky Corp. are accustomed to seizing big-screen and television spotlights with their masterful main title projects, the group's contributions to "Guardians" required a different type of artistic and production expertise.
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FuseFX Expands to New York and Vancouver
News: FuseFX Expands to New York and VancouverRapidly growing visual effects studio is currently servicing nearly three dozen television shows and feature films including “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, “American Horror Story” and “The Blacklist”
FuseFX, which provides visual effects services for television, features and commercials, the former including Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and American Horror Story has opened full-scale production facilities in New York and Vancouver.
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PR: humble and Occam Create 10-Year Anniv. Brand Film for Mozilla Firefox
News: PR: humble and Occam Create 10-Year Anniv. Brand Film for Mozilla FirefoxBicoastal creative studio humble and ad agency Occam recently teamed to create a :75 brand manifesto film for Mozilla Firefox to mark its tenth anniversary.
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Timber and Epoch Films' Matt Swanson Harness The Power Of "Bees" For San Diego Zoo and Agency M&C Saatchi
News: Timber and Epoch Films' Matt Swanson Harness The Power Of "Bees" For San Diego Zoo and Agency M&C Saatchi"Bees" is a surreal look at how children's imaginations are sparked through animal encounters - in this case, the Tiger Trail at San Diego Zoo's Safari Park. Director Matthew Swanson of Epoch Films teamed with Timber to bring the buzzworthy spot for the San Diego Zoo to life via agency M&C Saatchi.
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Blur Studio Hires Greg Talmage as Executive Producer
News: Blur Studio Hires Greg Talmage as Executive ProducerDave Wilson, Kevin Margo and Jerome Denjean to Bolster Internal Leadership in New Roles
Greg Talmage has joined animation, VFX and design company Blur Studio as Executive Producer. An entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in creative services, Talmage comes to Blur from Iron Claw, an Emmy Award®-winning production company that he co-founded in 2008. Talmage will help guide the studio's continued growth in games, commercials, VFX and film projects, and drive opportunities for Blur's emerging pool of directors.
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BUTCHER’s David Henegar Designs Beautiful Opening Titles for Thriller, “The Guilty Innocent”
News: BUTCHER’s David Henegar Designs Beautiful Opening Titles for Thriller, “The Guilty Innocent”Award-winning post-production company BUTCHER, led by CD/Editor David Henegar, recently collaborated with director Jamie Marshall to create two unique title sequences for his upcoming feature, “The Guilty Innocent.” Henegar handled all facets of the sequences including: creative concept, motion graphics, and sound design showcasing a broad range of styles from captivating and polished CG to classic and elegant 2D animation.
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CCW 2014: Broadcast Pix to Launch Trade-In Promotion, Demo Sports Bundle
News: CCW 2014: Broadcast Pix to Launch Trade-In Promotion, Demo Sports BundleBroadcast Pix™ will launch its new “Cast Out Your Old Switcher” trade-in promotion at Content & Communications World 2014, which runs Nov. 12-13 in New York City (Booth 1258).
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Nice Shoes Creative Studio Beats The Clock for Timepop
News: Nice Shoes Creative Studio Beats The Clock for TimepopThumbspire, a mobile apps partner that works with mobile developers to increase their audiences via intensive data analysis, product optimization and marketing support, engaged the Nice Shoes Creative Studio to create a mobile campaign for the game Timepop. The objective of the campaign was to attract new gamers to Timepop, a game that challenges players to pop balloons in numerical order before the clock runs out. Nice Shoes Creative Director James Coulson devised the tagline “Pop against the clock” as well as four unique approaches to illustrate the addictive appeal of the game.
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Broadcast Pix Announces Sports Bundle for Affordable High-End Live Production
News: Broadcast Pix Announces Sports Bundle for Affordable High-End Live ProductionBroadcast Pix™ today announced its Sports Bundle, a tightly integrated package of the company’s Granite™ X large-scale integrated production switcher, ReVue slow motion system, and FX3D real-time 3D graphics platform. The bundle provides the sophisticated switching, multi-camera replay, and 3D graphics expected by sports viewers, along with significant cost savings.
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1stAveMachine Signs Acclaimed International Director Alessandro Pacciani
News: 1stAveMachine Signs Acclaimed International Director Alessandro PaccianiCreative studio 1stAveMachine is pleased to announce the addition of internationally-acclaimed director Alessandro Pacciani to their roster of award-winning filmmakers.
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Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.0 for Maya
News: Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Substantial Upgrade to Rendering Pipeline with Improved Ray Tracing Performance and New Progressive Image Sampler
Chaos Group today announced the release of V-Ray 3.0 for Maya, delivering a powerful new set of features and optimizations focused on speeding up lighting, look development, and rendering workflows.
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Allegorithmic Ships Substance Painter 1.0
Award-Winning Particle Painter Adds New Features for High-Res Support and Custom Shaders; Available on Steam and Unity Asset Store
The talk of the gaming world is now production-ready thanks to a few new power packs. With today’s highly anticipated release of Substance Painter 1.0, Allegorithmic is bringing a new UI, 4K support, and the ability to load custom shaders to its award-winning, next-gen painting application.
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PING develops new G30 clubs with Vicon motion capture system
News: PING develops new G30 clubs with Vicon motion capture systemVicon T-Series system delivers speed and accuracy for golf club manufacturer
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced that PING deployed a Vicon motion capture system to help design its new G30 family of golf clubs. Using a Vicon T-Series system and Nexus software, PING was able to analyse in unmatched detail how a club behaves during a golf swing, helping the company produce the optimal design for the highly acclaimed G30 driver.
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MAXON Announces Grand Prize Winner in Inaugural “WinC4D” Challenge
Jeremy Mansford Leverages Cinema 4D Lite and Adobe After Effects CC Toolsets to Take Top Honors in Themed Animation Contest
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D software solutions for modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, congratulates Australian-based digital artist and motion designer Jeremy Mansford on winning the grand prize in the first MAXON “WinC4D.com”animation contest for his entry entitled Titan Smash. Launched earlier this year in July, WinC4D is a new competition and contest site sponsored by MAXON that invites digital artists to submit original10-second themed animation content utilizing Adobe® After Effects® CC and Cinema 4D Lite to showcase the innovative ways creative professionals can use the two programs to create compelling digital content.
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Blur Studio Brings Skylanders Trap Team™ to Life in New 72andSunny Campaign
News: Blur Studio Brings Skylanders Trap Team™ to Life in New 72andSunny Campaign“Inside the Trap” and “Trapping Kaos” Highlight Latest Installment of Activision’s Popular, Award-Winning Skylanders® Franchise
The characters and world of Skylanders received the Blur Studio treatment in two new :30 commercials produced by critically-acclaimed ad agency 72andSunny for Activision. With CG sequences helmed by Blur's Oscar-nominated director Jeff Fowler, "Inside the Trap" and "Trapping Kaos" feature an exciting new visual scope to bring Blur's special brand of high-octane storytelling to the imaginative world of Skylanders.
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humble Signs Director David Rosenbaum
News: humble Signs Director David Rosenbaumhumble today announced that David Rosenbaum has joined its directorial roster. Rosenbaum is an acclaimed director known for his technical savvy and adept skill at blending live action and CG. He joins humble from Caviar, where he wrote and directed sci-fi short film "The Trail's End" which recently premiered at the prestigious LA Shorts Fest.
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Broadcast Pix Welcomes Piper Digital as Manufacturer’s Rep
Broadcast Pix™ today announced it is working with Piper Digital, a manufacturer’s representative firm in Torrance, Calif. Based near the Hollywood and Burbank video production community, Piper Digital’s territory includes California, Arizona and Southern Nevada.
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Leftchannel Goes Indie With Gateway Film Center Feature Opening
News: Leftchannel Goes Indie With Gateway Film Center Feature OpeningMotion Graphics/Animation Studio Recalls Classic “Metropolis” Imagery For CG Piece Seen Before Every Feature Presentation At Midwest Film/Arts Hub
Cinephiles are used to seeing the best in independent cinema and film classics at the Columbus, OH-based Gateway Film Center.
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Calabash Animation Captures 3D Magic For Flutterbye
News: Calabash Animation Captures 3D Magic For FlutterbyeAward-Winning Animation Studio Blends CG With Live Action To Capture Fairytale World Of Popular Line Of Girls Toys
For toys as unique as the Flutterbye flying fairies, an equally dramatic ad is as important as double AA batteries. That’s why Spinmaster, makers of Flutterbye, reteamed with Calabash Animation to make “The Magic Is Brighter” – a new :30 ad that expertly blends CG animation and live action in a whimsical new spot aimed at girls whose eyes still widen at the thought of fairies and pixiedust.
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Arsenal FX Provides Dramatic Snow, Ice and Wintry VFX for New National Lexus Spot "The Point of All-Weather" Drive Through Team One
News: Arsenal FX Provides Dramatic Snow, Ice and Wintry VFX for New National Lexus Spot "The Point of All-Weather" Drive Through Team OneArsenal FX, a leading visual effects post production studio specializing in high end commercial finishing, has produced dramatic, weather-driven visual effects for a new national, 30-sec Lexus spot entitled “The Point of All-Weather Drive.” Arsenal FX worked directly with its client Team One. The new spot broke October 1st. The announcement was made today by Arsenal FX Executive Producer Ashley Hydrick.
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Light of Day Adds Director Brian Petsos
News: Light of Day Adds Director Brian PetsosFilm veteran brings his comedic talent to commercials
NY-based production and VFX shop Light of Day has signed director Brian Petsos for his first commercial representation. Petsos has worn multiple hats, serving as writer, producer, actor and director for a range of film projects, writing and producing “Boobie” (starring Petsos and Elijah Wood) and “Sticky Minds” (starring Petsos, Kristen Wiig and Adam Brody), producing “Adventures In The Sin Bin” and writing feature screenplays for top entertainment studios. Petsos recently directed the dark comedy short “Ticky Tacky” (starring Oscar Isaac), which premiered at the Palm Springs International ShortFest.
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King And Country Creates Dynamic Spot For All-New Ford Transit
News: King And Country Creates Dynamic Spot For All-New Ford TransitAd agency Team Detroit recently called on production company King and Country (K&C) to produce an ambitious commercial for the 2015 Ford Transit. With a polished mixture of 3D animation, design and live-action, the 30-second piece, entitled “9 to 5’ers,” packs as much punch as the new iconic Ford utility van itself.
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Phosphene Partners with Cinemax to Create Visual Effects for Director Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick” Starring Clive Owen
News: Phosphene Partners with Cinemax to Create Visual Effects for Director Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick” Starring Clive OwenFor the critically acclaimed Cinemax series, “The Knick,” helmed by Academy Award-winning and Emmy-winning director Steven Soderbergh (“Traffic,” “Side Effects,” HBO's "Behind the Candelabra") and starring Academy Award and Emmy-nominated actor Clive Owen (“Closer,” “Children of Men,” HBO's "Hemingway & Gellhorn"), Phosphene, the lead VFX house, created effects that ranged from complex character augmentation to detailed period set extensions, medical enhancements and period anachronisms.
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Reel FX Hits 4.5 Million Render Jobs Using PipelineFX’s Qube!
News: Reel FX Hits 4.5 Million Render Jobs Using PipelineFX’s Qube!Leading Render Farm Management Software for VFX Currently at Work on New Guillermo Del Toro Production, “The Book of Life”
The tools that last are the ones that can roll with the punches. For Dallas, TX and Santa Monica’s Reel FX, one tool has helped them manage 4.5 million render jobs in the most efficient way possible. Now in its 11th year of use, PipelineFX’s Qube! plays the guardian role for a production queue riding high on the success of “Free Birds” and the impending release of the new Guillermo Del Toro-produced feature with 20th Century Fox, “The Book of Life.”
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Ina EXPERT Installs Broadcast Pix VOX Visual Radio Systems to Prepare Students for Emerging Trend
News: Ina EXPERT Installs Broadcast Pix VOX Visual Radio Systems to Prepare Students for Emerging TrendVisual radio is a growing trend, as many radio stations around the world are providing live video feeds of their radio programming via the Internet in an effort to turn listeners into viewers. Broadcast Pix™ today announced Ina EXPERT, an international school for broadcasting and new media careers based in France, has installed VOX™ visual radio systems at two of its campuses to address the need for training for this new element of radio broadcasting.
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New Lexus ES and IS Spots from Team One and RSA Director Laurence Dunmore Feature Artful VFX and Finishing Artistry of Brewster Parsons
News: New Lexus ES and IS Spots from Team One and RSA Director Laurence Dunmore Feature Artful VFX and Finishing Artistry of Brewster ParsonsTwo new spots respectively showcasing the 2015 Lexus ES and IS luxury sport sedans debuted last week thanks to the brand's executives' partnership with Team One Advertising, RSA Films director Laurence Dunmore and artists at Brewster Parsons and Cut & Run. Painstakingly crafted to give each a unique identity while reflecting the current direction for the brand, both the Lexus ES "Remember" and Lexus IS "No Good Deed" spots debuted earlier in September and will continue to air during high-profile broadcast and cable programming over the weeks ahead.
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IBC 2014: Shotgun Software Expanded Engineering Team Is on Fire
Autodesk Introduces Shotgun to Flame Family
At IBC 2014, Autodesk unveils Flame 2015 visual effects software Extension 2, with included support for Shotgun Software, a cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management platform.
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eyeball Unfolds The World of SERVPRO With CG-Integrated Brand Campaign Via The Buntin Group
News: eyeball Unfolds The World of SERVPRO With CG-Integrated Brand Campaign Via The Buntin GroupCreative strategic design agency eyeball recently reunited with SERVPRO agency of record The Buntin Group to create a new campaign that expands on the image of the water and fire damage restoration service provider with photo-real CG animation, as well as practical visual effects.
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BARABOOM! Studios Helps “Cosmos” Previsualize the Wonders of Science
News: BARABOOM! Studios Helps “Cosmos” Previsualize the Wonders of SciencePrevisualization Specialist’s Virtual Production Modes Aids in Visual Effects Design, Production Design, Production Planning, and more for Emmy-Nominated National Geographic Series.
In a project spanning 9 months, BARABOOM! Studios served as previsualization supplier for "Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey," assisting in the design and execution of numerous complex visuals for the groundbreaking National Geographic Channel series, which recently won 4 Emmy Awards. The Los Angeles-based studio contributed to all 13 episodes of the series’ first season, as the hub of a virtual production model, creating previsualizations used in planning visual effects, set design, stage and locations shoots, and post production processes. BARABOOM! Studios is one of the industry’s leading specialists in previsualization, a service that is gaining increasing use throughout the production cycle to save time and money, and improve creative options.
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Sarofsky Corp. Proudly Presents Celebrated "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Main-On-End Titles Responsible for Catapulting Growing Company into Marvel Universe and Beyond
News: Sarofsky Corp. Proudly Presents Celebrated "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Main-On-End Titles Responsible for Catapulting Growing Company into Marvel Universe and BeyondFive years ago, Sarofsky Corp. president and owner Erin Sarofsky launched her own shop in Chicago, the city she loves, aiming to provide her patent, design-driven production services to leaders in the advertising and entertainment industries worldwide. Over the years, both her reputation and her business have grown, as she has seized opportunities to collaborate with the likes of Anthony and Joe Russo, for whom her first project was creating the main titles for their hit TV series "Community" back in 2009.
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Visual Effects Society Announces the Release of The VES Handbook of Visual Effects: Industry Standard VFX Practices and Procedures, 2nd Edition
Praised by Stakeholders as the Definitive Industry Bible for VFX
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, proudly announced the release of the much-anticipated 2nd edition of The VES Handbook of Visual Effects. Hailed as the most complete guide to visual effects techniques and best practices on the market today, it covers essential techniques and solutions for all VFX artists, producers, and supervisors, from pre-production through production and post-production. The updated guide has already been reviewed as “..the definitive visual effects textbook for our times..” by Animation World Network and “A 'must' for anyone involved in any aspect of visual effects production" by BookWatch.
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Bluefish444 Introduces Epoch | 4K Neutron And Epoch | Neutron Low Profile Half Length Uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI I/O Video Cards
Applications Include SDK for 3Rd Party Developers, 4K 60p I/O Workflows, Digital Intermediary, Digital Content Creation, Video Servers, Encoding, Decoding & Streaming of MPEG and H.264, Live and Non-Live CG Supporting Windows, Linux and Mac OSX Operating Systems New Cards Immediately Available
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, introduced and announced the immediate availability of the Epoch | 4K Neutron and Epoch | Neutron video cards at IBC 2014.
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Cinesite Ventures "Into The Storm"
News: Cinesite Ventures "Into The Storm"London-based Cinesite has created visuals of Mother Nature at her most extreme for Warner Bros.' latest release, "Into The Storm." The film follows the events of a small American town over the course of a single day, as their town is hit with a devastating wave of tornadoes. Starring Richard Armitage in the lead role, the film is directed by Steven Quale, with Cinesite VFX supervision by Simon Stanley-Clamp.
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Rodeo FX Wins Emmy Award for VFX on Game of Thrones
News: Rodeo FX Wins Emmy Award for VFX on Game of ThronesRodeo FX was rewarded with a prestigious Emmy Award for its contribution to the visual effects on Game of Thrones. Acting as one of the main VFX vendors on the series, the Montreal-based company created a total of 150 visual effects shots for the 4th season of HBO’s most popular show of all time.
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Gasket Studios Creates Breathtaking, New Logo Animation For Activision’s Sierra Games
News: Gasket Studios Creates Breathtaking, New Logo Animation For Activision’s Sierra GamesGasket Studios (the design, visual effects and animation studio) is finishing up Summer 2014 with a new logo animation for Activision and its re-launched brand: Sierra Games. The breathtaking logo animation was unveiled at Gamescom 2014 when Activision announced the newest Sierra Games, a re-imagined King’s Quest as well as "Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions."
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"When The Game Stands Tall" with Pixel Magic
Lafayette, LA, August 22, 2014...Pixel Magic announced that it produced all of the visual effects for Mandalay Picture's "When The Game Stands Tall". The movie opens on August 22, 2014.
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LipSync Takes On The Might Of Olympus
News: LipSync Takes On The Might Of OlympusCompany to Provide Full Post-Production Services and Equity Investment for $30m Fantasy/Drama TV Series for SyFy
LipSync will provide equity investment and full post-production services for the $30m 13-episode TV series "Olympus," which is scheduled to appear on the SyFy channel in the US in early 2015. This epic series is produced by Tremadoc Productions with Reunion Pictures in association with Great Point Media, Content Television and Digital and LipSync Productions.
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iAnimate.net Announces Elite Games Animation Workshop 3 - Featuring Top Instructors from Leading Games Studios
News: iAnimate.net Announces Elite Games Animation Workshop 3 - Featuring Top Instructors from Leading Games StudiosNew Interactive Online Course Brings Together Students and Professional Animators from Triple A Studios such as Blizzard Entertainment, Eidos, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Games, to Teach Specialized Animation Techniques for Games Creation
iAnimate.net announces the Elite Games Animation Workshop 3, an interactive 14-week program directly pairing students with top working animators at the most recognizable game studios in the industry. The workshop offers a collection of master classes designed to sharpen artists’ game animation and storytelling skills. Courses begin September 8, 2014.
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A-Level VFX Studio Brewster Parsons Adds Veteran Producer Jason Cohon, Expands VFX Capabilities and Global Partnerships
News: A-Level VFX Studio Brewster Parsons Adds Veteran Producer Jason Cohon, Expands VFX Capabilities and Global PartnershipsOver the past year, A-level VFX studio Brewster Parsons has steadily been expanding its capabilities through key staff additions, facility and technology updates, and global partnerships. Today, studio founder and executive producer Darcy Parsons has announced the addition of veteran LA producer Jason Cohon to her staff in the position of senior producer, and also provided information on her other moves aimed at preparing the company to handle major VFX projects.
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Sony Pictures Imageworks Teams up with Marvel Studios on MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
News: Sony Pictures Imageworks Teams up with Marvel Studios on MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXYSelect VFX Sequences Completed at Imageworks
The onscreen universe of Marvel Studios’ August 1st release Guardians of the Galaxy appeared more expansive, immersive and complex, thanks in part to the collaborative efforts of Sony Pictures Imageworks—the Academy Award® winning visual effects and digital character animation company—which completed 88 shots for the film while working in tandem with lead VFX facility MPC.
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Academy Award®-Nominated Director John Stevenson To Direct Animated Comedy Adventure Inspired By “Noah’s Ark” For Unified Pictures
News: Academy Award®-Nominated Director John Stevenson To Direct Animated Comedy Adventure Inspired By “Noah’s Ark” For Unified PicturesUnified Pictures announced today that Academy Award®-nominated director John Stevenson (“Kung Fu Panda”) will direct the company’s first CG-animated feature inspired by “Noah’s Ark,” which is slated for completion in 2016.
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“ANZAC Girls”: Rising Sun Pictures Goes to War
News: “ANZAC Girls”: Rising Sun Pictures Goes to War"ANZAC Girls," a 6-part mini-series produced by Screentime, a Banijay Group company, for ABC-TV, was a rare television project for Adelaide visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), better known for its work on Hollywood blockbusters such as "X-Men: Days of Future Past," "Gravity," and "The Great Gatsby." The first episode premiered on Australian TV on Sunday, 10 August with exceptional ratings around Australia and much critical acclaim.
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NVIDIA Untethers Virtual Camera Technology in SIGGRAPH Demo
News: NVIDIA Untethers Virtual Camera Technology in SIGGRAPH DemoImagine a filmmaker, tablet in hand, walking through a live-action set and recording actors as they perform, while simultaneously seeing fluid updates of computer-generated elements within the shot.
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Vicon redefines motion capture with unprecedented new products at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Vicon redefines motion capture with unprecedented new products at SIGGRAPH 2014Launches new retargeting and solving tool and latest version of Blade software
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced the launch of two new products, Pegasus and Pegasus Advanced, a new set of retargeting and solving tools developed with IKinema, as well as Blade 3, the newest version of its industry-leading capture and data processing software at SIGGRAPH 2014 (booth #733). The products offer a new level of flexibility, accessibility and increased value for money in motion capture.
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Vancouver Film School Selects HP Z Workstations with AMD FirePro Professional Graphics
HP today announced that Vancouver Film School (VFS), Canada's premier post-secondary entertainment arts institution has installed 775 HP Z420 Workstations with AMD FirePro W7000 professional graphics.
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Chaos Group’s V-Ray Comes to The Foundry’s MODO, NUKE and KATANA
Development Collaboration Brings Popular VFX, Broadcast and Design Renderer to Industry-Standard Apps
In response to artist and designer demands, Chaos Group and The Foundry have announced that V-Ray will be available for a number of The Foundry's creative software solutions.
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Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"
News: Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"Proof Inc., one of the film industry's leading visualization houses, provided extensive previs and postvis services to the new Marvel Studios motion picture “Guardians of the Galaxy,” it was announced today by Proof’s Creative Director/Founder Ron Frankel. The film was released by Walt Disney Studios on August 1st.
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OTOY Unveils Holographic Video, Announces First Commercial Holographic Display for Early 2015
Ari Emanuel: “The Future of Media and Entertainment is not Going to be a Flat Screen. OTOY is Building the Content Pipeline for the Next Generation of Movies and Computer Graphics, where Immersion and Presence will be a Key Axis of the Creative Process.” Rod Roddenberry: “OTOY is Making My Father’s Vision of the "Star Trek" Holodeck a Practical Reality in our Lifetime.”
Cloud graphics company, OTOY Inc., today marked a major milestone in the future of media and entertainment, unveiling a holographic video pipeline for content creators, including the world’s first portable 360 holographic capture system and a cloud-based pipeline for creating and deploying holographic media to virtual reality and, in 2015, holographic light field displays. The pipeline enables holographic captures of real world people, objects, and environments, and one-click publishing of interactive holographic videos which are viewable on mobile devices and virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift. Forthcoming next-generation light field displays being developed by OTOY will bring commercial freestanding volumetric holographic displays to market in 2015.
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Cinesite Creates Digital Carnage for "Hercules" Battle
News: Cinesite Creates Digital Carnage for "Hercules" BattleCinesite has completed visual effects for a major battle sequence in MGM/Paramount Pictures’ latest release, "Hercules." The film, starring Dwayne Johnson in the title role, is directed by Brett Ratner, with VFX supervision by John Bruno and Dean Wright. Cinesite’s Visual Effects Supervisor was Simon Stanley-Clamp.
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Broadcast Pix Introduces ‘PixPlay’ Slo-Mo Replay Option for Blackmagic Design HyperDeck, AJA Ki Pro
News: Broadcast Pix Introduces ‘PixPlay’ Slo-Mo Replay Option for Blackmagic Design HyperDeck, AJA Ki ProBroadcast Pix™ today announced PixPlay, a new software option that will allow any Broadcast Pix integrated production switcher to provide slow motion control to a Blackmagic Design HyperDeck or AJA Video Systems Ki Pro disk recorder.
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With Mixamo Fuse and Kinect for Windows v2 Users Can Bring Themselves into a Character Creator
News: With Mixamo Fuse and Kinect for Windows v2 Users Can Bring Themselves into a Character CreatorNow It’s Even Easier for Gamers, Modders and Developers to Put Themselves into a Video Game
Mixamo, Inc announced today that it is now possible to use Kinect for Windows v2 and scanning software to get 3D models into Mixamo’s character creator software, Fuse. In addition to a blog post highlighting the new Fuse-Kinect for Windows v2 workflow, gamers, modders and developers will be able to check out the new workflow at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany (Hall 4.1, Booth B015a).
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A Common Thread’s Clay Staub Directs Launch Campaign for Universal Studios’ Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem Ride
News: A Common Thread’s Clay Staub Directs Launch Campaign for Universal Studios’ Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem RideDirector Applies His Visual Effects Acumen to David & Goliath’s Appealing Spot Blending Live Action and CG Minions.
A Common Thread’s Clay Staub has directed a new campaign for Universal Studios and Los Angeles agency David & Goliath that encourages park patrons to “find your inner Minion.” A bright and bubbly blend of live action, visual effects and computer animation, the spot promotes the park’s new attraction "Despicable Me: Minion" Mayhem.
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Vicon Gives Cara a Facelift at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Vicon Gives Cara a Facelift at SIGGRAPH 2014New Version of its Pioneering Facial Mocap System to Feature Hardware Improvements and Updates to CaraLive and CaraPost for Faster, More Efficient Facial Tracking
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, will launch a series of updates to Cara, the world’s first out-of-the-box facial motion capture system for film and games production, at SIGGRAPH 2014 next week. The latest version boasts significant quality enhancements that accelerate facial capture workflows for fast-paced performance capture productions, right out of the box.
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Meet Chaos Group Labs: LA’s New CG Think Tank
R&D Center for Creative Projects; Current Initiatives Include Advances in Digital Filmmaking, Virtual Reality, and the Wikihuman Project
Today, Chaos Group introduces Chaos Group Laboratories, a new collaborative think tank to explore advances in rendering technology. Located in LA’s hub of design, visual effects and technology, Chaos Group Labs will serve as a place where artists, industry leaders and academic researchers are invited to contribute to development discussions and help solve key computer graphics challenges.
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Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s ‘Tyrant’
News: Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s ‘Tyrant’“Tyrant,” FX’s new drama produced by Fox 21, tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation, a fictional country Encore VFX helped realize through exotic set extensions, extravagant CG palaces and city skylines, subtle environmental work and crowd duplication. On site in Morocco, where the pilot was shot last fall, Encore VFX Supervisor Doug Ludwig worked closely with the show’s production designer and art director to scout locations that conveyed the appropriate level of opulence, which were then further enhanced with VFX.
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Light Of Day’s Nordeen Lifts A Promise Of Safety To The Skies For Johnson’s Baby
News: Light Of Day’s Nordeen Lifts A Promise Of Safety To The Skies For Johnson’s BabyNY-based production and VFX shop Light of Day director Charles Nordeen answers a customer call-to-action with a promise of hope and safety in the new 2:00 “Our Promise” for Johnson’s Baby out of RF Binder. The spot reacts to requests for safer products, celebrating this continued dedication to their customers by banding their staff and families to create a flock of 1,000 origami paper storks with words of their promise. Nordeen captures the genuine warmth and connectedness evoked in the team as they work alongside their children, colleagues and friends to put a touch of personal craftsmanship on their corporate commitment. The spot was edited by Cutting Room, NY editor Chris Hellman.
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Japan’s Q-TEC, Inc. Installs Blackmagic Design Universal Videohub 288 at Tokyo Headquarters
Blackmagic Design today announced that Tokyo based Q-TEC, Inc. have installed a Blackmagic Design Universal Videohub 288 in their Tokyo headquarters. Q-TEC have also installed Blackmagic Design Videohub Smart Controls and a variety of Mini Converters into their facility as part of an improved post production infrastructure.
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SPLICE® Expands Visual Effects Department; Welcomes VFX Artist Patricio Fernandez
News: SPLICE® Expands Visual Effects Department; Welcomes VFX Artist Patricio FernandezCreative studio SPLICE® has expanded its visual effects department and welcomed Visual Effects Artist Patricio Fernandez. With an incredible international resume and credits that include such feature films as “Wrath of the Titans,” “Terminator: Salvation,” “Iron Man 3,” and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” Fernandez expands the visual effects capacity of Splice, as the company continues to grow its feature and episodic television visual effects team.
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Airbag Productions Chooses Frankie for its Real-time Video Reviews
Production Company Uses Frankie on "Vauxhall Insignia Commercial
Airbag Productions has chosen Frankie to conduct video review sessions both internally and with its local and remote clients after testing and comparing many other options. For its work creating commercials, Airbag found Frankie to be the easiest product to use, with the most appealing interface and PDF summary. Production companies like Airbag now have an affordable and simple-to-use option to complete video reviews.
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ALMA MATER Creates Hilarious Main-On-End Title Sequence For “22 Jump Street”
News: ALMA MATER Creates Hilarious Main-On-End Title Sequence For “22 Jump Street”Visual studio ALMA MATER recently collaborated with "22 Jump Street" directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller on the closing credits for the action-comedy starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. The Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures film, which is now playing in theaters nationwide, had the second-best opening weekend for an R-rated comedy of all time.
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Vicon Customers to Take Center Stage at SIGGRAPH 2014
Framestore, The Capture Lab, Bradford University, Lumiscaphe, TechViz and Autodesk to Present Motion Capture Techniques for Media, Entertainment and Product Design
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, life sciences and engineering industries, has announced a series of customer presentations that will take place at its SIGGRAPH booth (#733) on August 12-14 in Vancouver, Canada. Customers spanning media and entertainment, education and virtual product design will share their motion capture expertise and provide insight into their latest projects. Vicon will also unveil groundbreaking new products, and enhancements to its existing motion capture software.
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PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf”
News: PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf”Leading Render Farm Management Software Qube! Speeds Up Production Schedule and Capitalizes on Existing Hardware for Developing Feature
When a University of Portsmouth professor wanted to give his students more hands-on work, he set his sights high: a feature length film in full CG. After the shock of such an ambitious undertaking wore off around campus, a small team of technicians started brainstorming how to make it happen. This process led them to the idea of sponsors, which in turn led them to render farm management experts, PipelineFX.
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Gregory Bedross Joins Broadcast Pix as NY Regional Sales Manager
News: Gregory Bedross Joins Broadcast Pix as NY Regional Sales ManagerBroadcast Pix™ announced today Gregory Bedross, CTS, has joined the company as the New York regional sales manager, effective July 15. He will work directly with Broadcast Pix co-founder Russell Whittaker to expand sales in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Production Sessions Feature Summer Blockbusters, Oscar Winner
SIGGRAPH 2014 will offer presentations on more than 15 of the biggest current and upcoming studio productions, including “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Gravity,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Production Sessions are hosted as part of the Computer Animation Festival and will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 11-14 August.
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Broadcast Pix Part of New Video Call Center Solution for New Genre of Production Workflow
News: Broadcast Pix Part of New Video Call Center Solution for New Genre of Production WorkflowBroadcast Pix™ announced today that its integrated production switchers are being used with the new Video Call Center (VCC) automated production solution to bring the caller-based talk radio show format to television. By utilizing Broadcast Pix’s application programming interface (API) and file-based macros, the VCC system essentially creates a video-driven version of talk radio using Web-based video sources.
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"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Scores Emmy Nomination For Outstanding Main Title Design
News: "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"  Scores Emmy Nomination For Outstanding Main Title DesignBig Block Design Group/BBDG Team Is Recognized for Epic Cosmos Show Open
The creative team at Big Block Design Group/BBDG were recognized for their main title design for "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" with a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Main Title Design.
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