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GEORGE’s Lorcan Finnegan Takes EA Games to Its “Shiny Place”
News: GEORGE’s Lorcan Finnegan Takes EA Games to Its “Shiny Place”In U.S. debut, Irish director lenses inspired campaign launching new mobile game Bejeweled Stars
GEORGE’s Lorcan Finnegan has directed a new campaign for Electronic Arts and Team One that offers a whimsical take on the life-altering power of the new “match-3” game Bejeweled Stars.
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Atlanta Production Boom Builds File Transfer Demand for Crawford Media
News: Atlanta Production Boom Builds File Transfer Demand for Crawford MediaSigniant Media Shuttle replaced FTP with greater speed, flexibility, and ease of use for both Crawford and their clients
A Georgia state tax credit is at the center of a growing surge in episodic television production in the Atlanta area. The Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act provides a 20 percent tax credit for companies spending $500,000 or more on production and post-production in the state (on a single or multiple projects). An additional 10 percent credit is available if the finished product includes a promotional logo from the state.
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NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE, Is Highlight of 2016 NAB Show To
NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE®, Is a Highlight of 2016 NAB Show
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, drew crowds of 2016 NAB Show attendees to both its conference sessions and special screenings. These events featured top industry minds and creative talents, who joined to discuss forward-looking techniques and challenges related to making content for theatrical release and beyond.
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Bridge Technologies Expands and Raises the Standard for Digital Video and Media Monitoring
News: Bridge Technologies Expands and Raises the Standard for Digital Video and Media MonitoringBridge Technologies Co AS Booth 5C2-01 with Magna Systems & Engineering: At Broadcast Asia 2016, Bridge Technologies will be represented by Magna Systems & Engineering in booth 5C2-01
“At BroadcastAsia 2016, we are showing our VB288 Objective QoE Content Extractor to view and monitor OTT services and real-time streams together with a few more monitoring solutions that exceed conventional levels of performance, and break new ground for adaptability, customization, and ease of use.” — Simen K. Frostad, Chairman, Bridge Technologies
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The Colonie Is Chicago's Big Winner At AICE 2016 - Creative Editors Brian Sepanik + Keith Kristinat Winning Top Honors
News: The Colonie Is Chicago's Big Winner At AICE 2016 - Creative Editors Brian Sepanik + Keith Kristinat Winning Top HonorsCreative Editors Keith Kristinat and Brian Sepanik at AICP Award Presentation
The AICE Awards Show has grown into the post production industry’s premier competition for excellence in post production, creative editorial, music, color grading, design and sound. The Colonie creative editors, Brian Sepanik, and Keith Kristinat, received top honors at the 2016 AICE event, earning the editorial and post house the distinction of taking home the most awards of any Chicago-based company at this year’s presentation.
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MPC LA Makes Formidable New Hire & Key Promotion
Casey McIntyre Promoted to Creative Director, MPC Creative
MPC Los Angeles is pleased to announce Rob Hodgson has joined the studio as VFX Creative Director for the Advertising division. A well respected and accomplished Visual Effects Supervisor and Artist, his body of work includes Ang Lee’s Oscar and BAFTA award-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (for which Hodgson received a BAFTA nomination for visual effects), and award-winning commercials such as Kia “Dream Car,” GE “Ideas Are Scary” (both directed by Noam Murro) and Jell-O “Comb Over” (directed by Ulf Johansson). Hodgson joins CD Paul O’Shea to lead the studio’s renowned VFX team, behind recent work such as Nike “The Conductor,” Gatorade “The Dribble Effect” and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Seize Glory.”
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Accessorize this Spring with The Canon SpeedlitE 600EX II-RT Flash
Spring is all about having the right look and Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is giving photographers of all levels two new options that can improve their creativity and versatility; the Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT flash and the Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens.
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PR: Melissa Lubin Joins Deluxe's Beast NY as EP
News: PR: Melissa Lubin Joins Deluxe's Beast NY as EPDeluxe creative editorial company Beast announces that Melissa Lubin has joined the company as Executive Producer of its New York office. Bringing a decade of deep experience across all facets of production and client services for editorial, sound and graphic design, VFX and finishing, she will lead talent development, build production teams and introduce new clients to Beast’s talent and services.
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VFX Producer Chad Hudson Joins FuseFX
News: VFX Producer Chad Hudson Joins FuseFXVeteran Visual Effects Producer Chad Hudson, whose credits include The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, has joined FuseFX. Based at the company’s Los Angeles facility, Hudson becomes part of a diverse production team that is creating effects for Fox’s Sleepy Hollow and pilots for CBS and Amazon, as well as other upcoming television projects.
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The Global Gift Foundation To Honor Heavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer At The Organization
News: The Global Gift Foundation To Honor Heavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer At The OrganizationHeavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer will receive the Global Gift "Philanthropreneur" Award at the Global Gift Foundation's Women's Empowerment luncheon. Schotthoefer is being recognized for her work in social justice and human rights, particularly with Syrian refugees, an experience which she wrote about here. A percentage of the proceeds from the May 7th event will go towards the development of a scholarship program for young women in under-resourced areas.
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WCPMedia Services Helps FICTS Manage Submissions to 2016 World FICTS Challenge
News: WCPMedia Services Helps FICTS Manage Submissions to 2016 World FICTS ChallengeCloud-based platform used to store and share sports media for 19 festivals on five continents.
The Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (FICTS) has selected WCPMedia Services’ cloud-based digital asset management platform WCPApp to receive, manage, store and distribute submissions to its 2016 FICTS Festivals and World FICTS Challenge.
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FuseFX Delivering VFX for Six New Series
News: FuseFX Delivering VFX for Six New SeriesContinuing to attract high quality television projects, FuseFX’s offices in Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver are providing visual effects services for six new hit series that have debuted in 2016. They include projects for CBS, FX, NBC, PBS and Syfy.
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Todd Masters & MASTERSFX Win Second Career Emmy Award for Netflix Movie "Monsterville"
News: Todd Masters & MASTERSFX Win Second Career Emmy Award for Netflix Movie "Monsterville"Monster-Maker Todd Masters, Founder & President of FX Studio MASTERSFX, has won his second career Emmy Award.
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Backyard Adds Director Sorrel Brae
News: Backyard Adds Director Sorrel BraeBicoastal production company Backyard has signed award-winning director Sorrel Brae for U.S. commercial representation. Known for drawing authentic, emotional performances out of actors and combining them with striking visuals, Sorrel brings his broad creative background, unique perspective and dedication to capturing moments of truth to the commercial production company.
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Hula Post Supports "The Jungle Book"
Supplies editorial team through 24 months and four locations on Jon Favreau’s magical production
In a project spanning nearly two years, Hula Post provided editorial systems, workflow engineering and technical support to Walt Disney Pictures for the production of The Jungle Book. Hula Post engineers set up and maintained editorial facilities at the studio’s production facility in Playa Vista; at Digital Domain, where motion capture elements were produced; and at Los Angeles Center Studios, where live action elements were captured. Additionally, it supported satellite editing facilities at Sony Pictures Studios and Skywalker Sound, where sound work was completed.
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J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Barco Boldly Go Into the Future of Cinema with “Star Trek Beyond” Release in Barco Escape
Digital Cinema Powerhouse Brings Multi-Screen, Panoramic Experience To Theaters This Summer
Digital cinema leader Barco and Bad Robot Productions today announced “Star Trek Beyond,” one of this year’s most anticipated films, will be released in Barco’s multi-screen theatrical format Barco Escape, bringing audiences inside the action from the interstellar franchise - like never before. J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot will master a special version of the film, expanding the storytelling across three screens to unveil a thrilling new movie going experience to audiences when the film, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, releases on July 22.
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The Foundry delivers increased performance and efficiency with NUKE 10
NUKE 10 offers key new updates across NUKE, NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO
Leading creative software developer The Foundry has today announced the launch of NUKE 10, designed to make artists more productive. With a focus on accelerating everyday workflows by enhancing performance, increasing stability and delivering new functionality in the areas that matter most to artists, NUKE 10 delivers key new updates across the entire product range: NUKE, NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO.
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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.
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NEWS: Erika Sheldon and Erika Bokamper Launch Safe Word
Seasoned sales reps open west coast artist representation shop
Seasoned sales reps Erika Bokamper and Erika Sheldon have teamed up to launch artist representation shop Safe Word Creative Management. Bokamper has been representing some of the top names in creative talent as an in-house and independent rep since 2005, with previous clients including MJZ, Prettybird, O-Positive and Rock Paper Scissors, among numerous others. She maintains equal passions for bolstering creative talent and holistic wellness, devoting recent years to work as Director of Operations for a globally renowned luxury organic skincare brand. With a decade of experience in sales, talent management, business development and marketing, Sheldon has worked with such top shops as The Sweet Shop, Doomsday, Interrogate and Believe Media.
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360Heros Debuting Blackmagic Design Virtual Reality 360 Video Camera
News: 360Heros Debuting Blackmagic Design Virtual Reality 360 Video CameraCompatible with both the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera and the Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K and are available in three, four, five, six and seven camera arrays
360Heros Inc., a company specializing in 360 video technology, will debut a line of spherical solutions utilizing Blackmagic Design cameras at the 2016 NAB Show. These solutions leverage the professional quality of Blackmagic Design’s camera systems to create cinematic 360 video content.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink Duo 2 PCIe Capture and Playback Card
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink Duo 2 PCIe Capture and Playback CardBlackmagic Design today announced DeckLink Duo 2, a new high performance capture and playback solution with 4 independent channels that can be assigned to either record or playback in any combination, all on a single plug in PCI Express card. Designed for developers and OEMs, DeckLink Duo 2 is the ideal solution for media play-out servers, multi screen digital signage servers, real time processors and more. DeckLink Duo 2 is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$495.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic URSA Studio ViewfinderHigh resolution 7” studio viewfinder with variable tension mounting points, tally, external controls and more
Blackmagic Design today announced the new Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder, a high resolution 7” studio viewfinder with variable tension mounting points, tally, external controls and more that turns Blackmagic URSA Mini into a true professional studio camera.
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JVC Debuts Full-Featured DT-N ProHD Broadcast Monitor Lineup at NAB 2016
News: JVC Debuts Full-Featured DT-N ProHD Broadcast Monitor Lineup at NAB 2016JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced its DT-N line of ProHD broadcast studio LCD monitors, which includes three models integrated with extensive professional features. All three new monitors – the 17.3-inch DT-N17F, 21.5-inch DT-N21F, and 23.8-inch DT-N24F – are designed for studio or field use, and will be on display at the 2016 NAB Show (Booth C4314), which runs through April 21 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Raycom Media Standardizes on New JVC GY-HM660 As Primary ENG Camera
News: Raycom Media Standardizes on New JVC GY-HM660 As Primary ENG CameraJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Raycom Media has committed to the new GY-HM660 ProHD mobile news camera as its primary ENG camera over the next three years, with an initial order of 125 cameras. Raycom Media began purchasing JVC cameras for local ENG in 2013, and standardized on JVC in late 2014.
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HP Inc. Packs Power and Performance into World's First Workstation All-in-One
News: HP Inc. Packs Power and Performance into World's First Workstation All-in-OneUnveils software to enhance performance for Mac users
HP Inc. today announced a bold evolution and a series of updates to the world's first workstation all-in-one -- the new HP Z1 G3 Workstation - combining the simplicity of an All-in-One design with performance typically found in traditional tower workstations.
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Technology from GLOOKAST and Object Matrix ensures Business Continuity and Drama Production Instant Availability at the largest production facility in Latin America
GLOOKAST, innovator in MXF workflow solutions for broadcast and drama production and Object Matrix, the leading developer of object storage and archive systems to the media and entertainment industry, announced today that they have deployed Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity platforms to Globo at its Rio de Janeiro state-of-art production facility (Studios Globo).
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Hula Post's Michael Phillips to Discuss Metadata Alignment, Demo Real Time View at NAB
News: Hula Post's Michael Phillips to Discuss Metadata Alignment, Demo Real Time View at NABHula Post Creative Technology Officer Michael Phillips will discuss the growing importance of metadata in content distribution in a special session of the Avid Customer Association’s The Future in Motion Conference in Las Vegas. Metadata aggregation and alignment allow content owners, advertisers and consumers to engage with content during a broadcast or OTT stream. Phillips will describe how it works and include a live demo. The pre-NAB event is scheduled for Sunday, April 17th at 1:20pm at the Wynn Las Vegas.
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Cinematographers Guild Announces NAB Show Lineup
Members of the International Cinematographers Guild will be involved in more than two dozen events at the NAB Show this year, in addition to the Guild's previously announced hosted panels: Catnapped! Key and Peele's 'Keanu' (April 19, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM) and Drones: Opening New Vistas to Content (April 20, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM). The Keanu session will focus on on the creative collaboration between director Peter Atencio and cinematographer Jas Shelton when they worked together on Keanu. The second panel is a super session about filmmaking with drones, the new tool in the storyteller's toolbox. Panelists will delve into pre-production and production, technology, safety and permitting.
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Rosco To Preview Latest Addition To Its LED Lighting Systems at NAB 2016
The Silk 110 luminaire adds versatility to the growing Silk LED lighting line
Rosco Laboratories, a global leader in lighting and color technologies for the film, television, entertainment and architecture industries, will preview the Silk 110 soft light LED luminaire at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas, April 16-21, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Developed by Rosco’s Product Development Manager for Broadcast Lighting Solutions, David Amphlett, Silk 110 offers a unique combination of precise color quality and powerful output in an efficient, ergonomic form factor.
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ZeeVee Unveils New High Density Video Distribution Solution for the Broadcast Market at NAB
News: ZeeVee Unveils New High Density Video Distribution Solution for the Broadcast Market at NABZeeVee HDBridge3000 Commercial Headend Delivers Both High Density and Availability
ZeeVee, Inc. a global manufacturer of video and signal distribution technology, today announced that it will be unveiling the new HDBridge3000 at the NAB show in Las Vegas, booth number SU12022, April 16 – 21.
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Akamai Technology Advancements at 2016 NAB Show Designed to Improve OTT Video Quality
News: Akamai Technology Advancements at 2016 NAB Show Designed to Improve OTT Video QualityAkamai Technology Advancements at 2016 NAB Show Designed to Improve OTT Video Quality and Service Performance Accelerated ingest, reduced latency, predictive delivery and 4K OTT workflows highlight new Akamai products and capabilities at 2016 NAB Show
Akamai Technologies, Inc. , the global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services, today announced plans to demonstrate new capabilities at the 2016 NAB Show that can help improve overall performance of over-the-top (OTT) video services and support growing demand for 4K and virtual reality content. Accelerated ingest, latency reductions and predictive delivery will be among the highlights of Akamai's NAB Show presence in Las Vegas Convention Center booth SL3325, all of which can address rising consumer expectations and business requirements for OTT video experiences that exceed those of traditional broadcast and cable television.
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Pixspan To Demo 4K Storage Workflow Solutions Powered by NVIDIA at NAB 2016
News: Pixspan To Demo 4K Storage Workflow Solutions Powered by NVIDIA at NAB 2016Pixspan, Inc., the leading storage and bandwidth workflow technology company, will demonstrate new storage workflows for full-quality 4K images powered by the NVIDIA Quadro M6000 at NAB 2016.
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FUJIFILM’S New UA13x4.5 Wide Angle UHD Lens Brings Full Optical Quality to 2/3-inch 4K Cameras
News: FUJIFILM’S New UA13x4.5 Wide Angle UHD Lens Brings Full Optical Quality to 2/3-inch 4K CamerasAt the upcoming NAB Show, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will introduce the FUJINON UA13x4.5 wide angle Ultra HD (UHD) lens. Part of the company’s flagship UA Series of 4K+ 2/3” lenses, the world’s first designed specifically for UHD broadcast applications, the UA13x delivers true 4K optical quality to 2/3-inch 4K ENG cameras and camcorders. The wide angle UA13x4.5 wide angle can be seen along with the complete FUJINON Premier 4K+ product family at Booth C7125 during the NAB Show, running from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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New FUJINON UA107x is Industry’s Longest, Widest 4K UHD Lens
News: New FUJINON UA107x is Industry’s Longest, Widest 4K UHD LensGround-Breaking Lens Delivers Crisp 4K Images across Entire Zoom Range, Better Color Capture, and High Dynamic Range
At the NAB Show next week, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will introduce its cutting-edge FUJINON UA107x8.4 (UA107x) broadcast lens - the longest and widest 4K lens ever created for Ultra HD (UHD) broadcast applications. The UA107x 4K UHD lens can be seen along with the complete FUJINON Premier 4K product family at Booth C7125 during the NAB Show, running from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Destined to set a new standard for 4K UHD and HD production worldwide, the UA107x provides superb 4K optical quality across the entire zoom focal range - a hallmark of the FUJINON ZK series of Cine-Style lenses.
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SolidTrack Introduces SolidTrack Unity & Announces Ross|SolidTrack Solution at NAB
Innovative, markerless camera tracking and previz/animation solution for real time visual effects & on-set visualization for broadcast and film
SolidAnim, a leader in virtual production, will introduce the latest version of SolidTrack at NAB2016. SolidTrack is a real time camera tracking solution for recording camera moves and data logging of camera moves on the virtual set. SolidTrack has been utilized on films such as Gods of Egypt and The Walk, and television shows such as Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and DaVinci's Demons.
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NBC Olympics Selects Canon U.S.A. to Provide Field and Studio Equipment For Its Production Of 2016 Olympic Games In Rio
Canon to Enable Providing Viewers with Outstanding HDTV Picture Quality and Long-Zoom Image Detail
NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, to provide a wide variety of HDTV Field, Portable and Studio lenses for its production of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, which take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 – August 21. The announcement was made today by David Mazza, CTO & SVP, NBC Sports & Olympics, and Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO ofCanon U.S.A., Inc.
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Canon's New ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose Camera Provides Compact Imaging Solution For Live HD Broadcasts, Production, And Surveillance
Featuring Canon’s Dual Pixel Autofocus and ISO Ranges up to 204,
800, this Modular Affordable Camera is Compatible with Canon’s EF, EF-S and CINE-SERVO lenses
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Deluxe's Company 3 Returns To Tribeca Film Festival As Sponsor
Celebrates With Awards Sponsorships, Parties, Filmmakers' Lounge Activation
Deluxe's Company 3, a leading international color grading and finishing house for feature films, commercials and TV, is proud to announce its return to the Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, which runs Wednesday, April 13th through Sunday, April 24th. Company 3 is sponsoring the Awards for Best Cinematography in U.S. Narrative and in International Narrative Competition, with a grant of $50,000 worth of post production services to each recipient.
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FuseFX Applies Military Muscle to FX
News: FuseFX Applies Military Muscle to FXVFX 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.
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Deluxe VR Launches; Debuting New Project at NAB 2016
News: Deluxe VR Launches; Debuting New Project at NAB 2016Offers End-to-End Creative, Production, Post and Distribution Services; Global Scalability with Access to 3,000 Artists Worldwide
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) has launched Deluxe VR, a new dedicated virtual reality (VR) creative services unit in Los Angeles. Deluxe VR offers end-to-end production and post-production services for clients creating immersive content for entertainment, promotional, and enterprise applications. The team will showcase several VR projects and unique service capabilities at Deluxe's booth #SU4414 at NAB 2016, April 18-21 in Las Vegas, NV.
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Wildchild Edits Visually Poetic Spot for DOVE(R) Fruit & Nut
News: Wildchild Edits Visually Poetic Spot for DOVE(R) Fruit & NutDOVE® Chocolate recently launched a new campaign in support of its Fruit & Nut product. The spot (:60 and :30), was created by BBDO New York and edited by Richard Cooperman of Wildchild.
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Sennheiser announces availability of evolution wireless D1 app
At prolight+sound in Frankfurt, Germany, Sennheiser is introducing an app for remotely controlling its evolution wireless D1 radio microphone systems. The WSR app converts iPad and iPhone into a handy remote control for digital D1 systems, assisting in the configuration, management and monitoring of radio links. The app is available from the Apple App Store as of now.
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the STUDIO Helps Launch New Children’s Cancer Foundation Scarlett Contra el Cancer With Emotional Animated Short Film
News: the STUDIO Helps Launch New Children’s Cancer Foundation Scarlett Contra el Cancer With Emotional Animated Short FilmPowerful Mixed Media Piece “Scarlett” Brings Awareness To #LimbLossAwarenessMonth
For children confronting cancer, amputation takes as much of an emotional toll as a physical one -- a reality that is poignantly depicted in the powerfully moving animated short film created by the STUDIO, which dramatically tells the story of 6-year-old Scarlett Aida Rivero Osejo and her journey following the loss of her right leg due to Ewing Sarcoma, a bone cancer that affects mostly children. The 3-minute short, entitled simply “Scarlett,” is playing pivotal role in both helping raise awareness for both the Scarlett Contra el Cancer foundation and April’s Limb Loss Awareness Month (#LimbLossAwarenessMonth).
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Guitar Center Professional Works with Stoneworks Entertainment in Upgrading Event Company’s Live Sound Speakers
News: Guitar Center Professional Works with Stoneworks Entertainment in Upgrading Event Company’s Live Sound SpeakersGC Pro recommends dBTechnologies DVA T4, offering the right solution in terms of vocal clarity and ease of setup
Stoneworks Entertainment is a Pflugerville, Texas-based event production company that provides live sound, lighting and other services for corporate events, performing venues, weddings and anywhere top-quality music and entertainment is needed. Recent upgrades were implemented with the help of Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the business-to-business (B2B) division of Guitar Center providing highly customized service for professional accounts. Stoneworks co-owner Six Sanchez had been wanting to upgrade the speakers in their tour sound PA, and an e-mail from GC Pro Account Manager Sean Robertson set the wheels in motion.
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​SMPTE ​2016 NAB Show Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® - Booth L28
Winner of an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) is a global leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem. A professional membership association that is internationally recognized and accredited, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. For a century, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.
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Alchemy Post Sound Applies Foley Magic to "The Bandit"
News: Alchemy Post Sound Applies Foley Magic to "The Bandit"Foley Artist Leslie Bloome recreates the knock-down-drag-out sound of the golden age of stuntmen for Jesse Moss’ new documentary.
Alchemy Post Sound provided Foley services for The Bandit, director Jesse Moss’ exhilarating documentary about Burt Reynolds, the late director and stuntman Hal Needham and the making of the iconic 1977 action-comedy Smokey and the Bandit. Working under the direction of Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer Tom Paul, Foley Artist Leslie Bloome and his crew recreated the sounds of brawling stuntmen, a rocket-propelled car and 100-foot body falls to accompany the film’s mind-blowing stunts and action scenes. The Bandit made its world premiere to glowing reviews at this year’s SXSW Film Festival.
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Canon U.S.A. Exhibits Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions And 8K Technology At The 2016 NAB Show
News: Canon U.S.A. Exhibits Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions And 8K Technology At The 2016 NAB ShowAt the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its full line of professional 4K and high-definition imaging equipment for motion picture, television production, video content creation, and still photography at booth C4325.
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NAB2016: FOR-A Introducing Video Server and Archiving Recorder To Streamline Production and Safeguard Assets
News: NAB2016: FOR-A Introducing Video Server and Archiving Recorder To Streamline Production and Safeguard AssetsLTS-70 stores 6 TB of uncompressed video, audio and data; LTR-200HS7 combines video input, encoding, backup to LTO tape, and output in one unit
Broadcast video and audio technology leader FOR-A will introduce its innovative LTO-7 open standards linear tape server and its latest multi-codex archiving recorder at this month's NAB Show in the FOR-A booth, #C5117. A highlight of FOR-A's file management solutions display, the LTS-70 server and the LTR-200HS7 video archive recorder are powerful, cost-effective tools for broadcast and live video producers. Together, they represent a leap forward in file capacity and high data rate throughput that preserve all the quality of video assets.
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New JVC GY-HM660 ProHD Camera Includes Built-In IFB for Better Field Communication
News: New JVC GY-HM660 ProHD Camera Includes Built-In IFB for Better Field CommunicationUpgrades for 600 Series Cameras Include Better Low-Light Performance, Brighter LCD
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today introduced two upgraded models in its 600 Series of ProHD mobile news camcorders, including the GY-HM660, the industry’s first streaming camcorder with an integrated IFB audio channel. Both the GY-HM660, which replaces the current GY-HM650, and the GY-HM620, which replaces the GY-HM600, also feature new CMOS image sensors for greater sensitivity and a brighter LCD display for improved daylight viewing. JVC will demonstrate both models during the 2016 NAB Show (Booth C4314), which runs April 18-21 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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MSI Introduces World’s First NVIDIA VR Ready Professional Mobile Workstation
News: MSI Introduces World’s First NVIDIA VR Ready Professional Mobile WorkstationVR systems, including the Vortex gaming tower, on display during the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference
MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, today announced the availability of the WT72, the world’s first professional NVIDIA® VR Ready mobile workstation equipped with NVIDIA’s newest mobile GPU, the Quadro M5500.
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PlayBox Technology Expands Management Team with New Director of Sales for Indonesia
News: PlayBox Technology Expands Management Team with New Director of Sales for IndonesiaPlayBox Technology, the world leader in television playout and channel branding solutions, is continuing the expansion of its global management team with the promotion of Stefanus Tandra to Director of Sales for Indonesia. Based in Jakarta, he will be working with colleagues Desmon Goh and Iulian Ionescu to provide pre-sales and post-sales support for new and existing customers.
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ContagiousLA’s Andrew Renzi Connects with Debut Project for City of Hope
News: ContagiousLA’s Andrew Renzi Connects with Debut Project for City of HopeDirector and subject share a bond through experiences with cancer
In 2008, Andrew Renzi, then 22, lost his father to cancer. The experience inspired his award-winning short film Karaoke!, a deeply personal piece exploring the denial and anxiety associated with imminent loss. On the heels of completing his first narrative feature (The Benefactor, starring Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning and Theo James, released by Samuel Goldwyn Co.), Renzi now makes his spot debut with a City of Hope project created via IW Group and produced by ContagiousLA. In addition to helming “Above and Beyond,” done in Mandarin with English subtitles, Renzi directed “Half Man, Half Baby,” an English-language spot conceived by the filmmaker and executed with the support of agency and client. Both spots focus on Alex Tung, who survived a rare form of Leukemia thanks to an umbilical cord stem cell transplant - a procedure offered at City of Hope.
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Canon USA Announces Five New High-Performance Network Cameras
New Models Include Speed Domes with 30x Optical Zoom, a Vandal-Resistant Indoor Fixed Dome with Canon’s Unique Remote PTRZ Adjustment, and a Vandal- and Weather-Resistant Outdoor Fixed Dome with Built-In IR Illuminators
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled five new network cameras with advanced capabilities designed to effectively meet the needs of indoor and outdoor applications in a wide range of markets. All five cameras share several core technologies and features including a Genuine Canon Lens for capturing high-clarity, virtually distortion-free video, a 2.1 Megapixel (1920 x 1080) resolution high sensitivity CMOS sensor, and Canon’s powerful DIGIC DV III Image Processor which helps to provide images with remarkable color accuracy even in low-light environments.
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Cox Media Group Use of LiveU's MultiPoint Distribution Solution Makes it Easy to Share Content with Multiple Locations
News: Cox Media Group Use of LiveU's MultiPoint Distribution Solution Makes it Easy to Share Content with Multiple LocationsSeeking a more efficient and timely solution for distributing live content to its network of broadcast stations, Cox Media Group (CMG) is now employing LiveU's Multipoint IP video distribution service. Cox implemented the solution to reduce costs and eliminate the reliance on satellite uplinks.
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Bridge Technologies Omega Program to Raise Performance through Expert Care
News: Bridge Technologies Omega Program to Raise Performance through Expert CareBridge Technologies has launched Omega, a personalised expert support program designed to help customers achieve and maintain higher monitoring performance with their Bridge Technologies systems.
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Foundation Editorial and Nice Shoes Connect Austin and NYC To Help Walgreens Share Ugandan Children's Stories
News: Foundation Editorial and Nice Shoes Connect Austin and NYC To Help Walgreens Share Ugandan Children's StoriesWalgreens has partnered with Vitamin Angels to help distribute vitamins to children all over the globe by donating a portion of their vitamin sales to the organization, which distributes vitamins to pregnant women and children up to the age of five around the world. To help illustrate how children in developing countries can go blind due to Vitamin A deficiencies, GSD&M partnered with RYOT Films, Foundation Editorial, and Nice Shoes to produce a social media campaign entitled “See What They See.”
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4K 4Charity NAB Fun Run Expands Sponsor Roster with Industry Leaders
Comcast, Dolby, IneoQuest Technologies, Sony Electronics and Xstream join as patrons for popular running and walking event while individual registrations grow
Elemental Technologies today announced sponsorship, transportation and at-show registration updates for the 4K 4Charity Fun Run. The run takes place Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in conjunction with NAB Show in Las Vegas. Participant registration is open at www.4K4Charity.com.
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Batman v Superman: Curating a Product Placement Turkish Airlines
​Marsha R. Levine, a pioneer and leader in product placement in Hollywood, has successfully scored another aircraft placement with Turkish Airlines featured in Warner Bros. upcoming release of Batman v Superman.
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Deluxe Appoints Stefan Sonnenfeld CCO
News: Deluxe Appoints Stefan Sonnenfeld CCODeluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe), a leader in digital creative services and multi-platform content delivery solutions, announced today that Stefan Sonnenfeld has been appointed Chief Creative Officer.
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First Live 4K Broadcast Made Possible with MTVG's 39 Flex and FUJINON Lenses
News: First Live 4K Broadcast Made Possible with MTVG's 39 Flex and FUJINON LensesWhen the world's best golfers tee it up at the Augusta National course on April 7, U.S. viewers can experience for the first time the astonishing nuance and detail of live 4K television. Essential to this groundbreaking event is the mobile production unit launched at the Masters by Denver-based Mobile TV Group. MTVG's 39 Flex truck features twelve Sony HDC4300L 2/3 inch 4K Ultra High-Definition super slo-mo cameras with High Dynamic Range for accurate reproduction of light conditions from bright sunlight to dark shadows. The cameras are matched with FUJINON 4K UHD/HDR lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM of North America. The 53-foot double expando unit is ideal for both sports and entertainment productions, boasting up to 48 4K inputs (or 192 inputs in HD). The FUJINON lenses on the 39 Flex are also compatible with Grass Valley LDX cameras on the firm’s other mobile units.
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CoSA VFX makes Gotham City its Star: Behind the scenes of Fox's Batman Origin tale "Gotham"
News: CoSA VFX makes Gotham City its Star: Behind the scenes of Fox's Batman Origin tale "Gotham"CoSA VFX uses ftrack to manage its VFX work – which is split between Los Angeles and Vancouver – to stay on top of the hectic schedule while producing stunning, high-profile work
We’ve seen many renditions of Batman in film and TV, but none like FOX television series Gotham. Here we follow a young Bruce Wayne immediately following the murder of his parents, but long before he chooses to embrace his fateful role as hero and protector.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Used to Shoot Live VR Experience on 2016 Oscars Red Carpet
News: Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Used to Shoot Live VR Experience on 2016 Oscars Red CarpetBlackmagic Design today announced that three Micro Cinema Cameras were used to shoot live 360 video on the 2016 Oscars red carpet. Alx Klive, founder and CEO of San Francisco-based 360 Designs, used the Micro Cinema Cameras as part of the new Mini EYE™ 3 compact camera rig to create a captivating virtual reality experience, immersing viewers in the glitz and glamour of the Hollywood red carpet.
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FOR-A to Debut New Video Switcher Advances at NAB 2016
News: FOR-A to Debut New Video Switcher Advances at NAB 2016HVS-2000 Switcher to be a Focus at FOR-A’s Booth
At the upcoming NAB Show, FOR-A will debut several advances to its popular video switcher line. A 3 M/E version of the HVS-2000 switcher will make its NAB debut, and FOR-A will showcase the option to interface its switchers with the Thunderbolt 2 expansion card to create a powerful character generator and virtual studio system. FOR-A will exhibit in Booth C5117 during the show, to be held April 16-19 in Las Vegas.
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World's First Quantum Dot-Based Monitor with Color IQ™ Technology is Now Available from Philips
News: World's First Quantum Dot-Based Monitor with Color IQ™ Technology is Now Available from Philips27’’ Monitor Delivers 50 Percent More Color Than Traditional LED Displays
Today EPI (North America brand license partner for Philips Monitors) announces the world’s first quantum dot-based monitor (E-line 276E6ADSS) is now available in North America. The new 27-inch monitor delivers 99% Adobe RGB color - 50 percent more color than traditional LED displays - thanks to Color IQ technology from QD Vision. The new E6 is ideal for entertainment, gaming, professional photography and design. It combines Color IQ optics with full HD resolution, resulting in a professional quality display at the price of mainstream monitors. The Philips 27-inch Quantum Dot display is now available on Amazon for $299.
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Canon U.S.A. Launches New Line Of Handheld Wireless Presenters
Devices Empower Business Professionals, Educators and Public Speakers to Easily Control Presentations within Various Venues
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the PR10-G, PR100-R and PR1000-R Handheld Presenters featuring easy-to-see green or red beams, a backlit LCD, timer and slide control features to help provide dynamic flexibility for business professionals, educators, students and lecturers to move away from the podium and deliver an effective presentation.
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SolidAnim Previz in Epic Fantasy Gods of Egypt
SolidAnim, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, announced that Alex Proyas' film, Gods of Egypt, utilized SolidAnim's SolidTrack system for its' visfx pre-viz. The film opened February 26, 2016 and has grossed $74.6million worldwide as of March 11, 2016.
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Signiant Sees Increase in Global Adoption of Industry-Leading SaaS Solutions for Third Straight Year
Company to demonstrate Cloud-native SaaS Products Media Shuttle and Flight at NAB 2016 Booth SL6605
As the popularity of Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions grows apace,Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software, will present the company’s industry-leading SaaS solutions on Booth SL6605 at NAB 2016. The Signiant team will be on hand to demonstrate the latest enhancements to both Media Shuttle, the de factostandard for hands-on file movement, and Flight, the industry’s first and only SaaS utility for automated transfer to and from cloud object storage. With built-in capabilities for integration with Flight, Signiant’s flagship Manager+Agents offering completes the company’s cloud-ready portfolio.
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Nancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA with Panasonic VariCam
News: Nancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA with Panasonic VariCamNancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA Celebrating International Women’s Day with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Cinema Camera/Recorders
Award-winning cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, ASC recently shot a two-minute public service announcement for YouTube with a pair of Panasonic VariCam 35 cinema camera/recorders. Honoring this week’s International Women’s Day, the spot profiles seven YouTube creators from around the world who serve as Change Ambassadors in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign, using their voices to stand up for gender equality. See the PSA here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAHDs83-YTc&feature=youtu.be.
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VFX Legion Releases Winter 2016 Showreel
News: VFX Legion Releases Winter 2016 ShowreelHighlights include work from Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, Insidious: Chapter 3, and Sinister 2
Remote post-production and VFX studio VFX Legion has released its brand new winter 2016 showreel.
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MAXON to Showcase Cinema 4D Game and VR 3D Software Solutions at GDC 2016
Exhibitor Highlights: New Virtual Reality Plug-In for Cinema 4D; Cutting Edge Tips from Game Dev Whiz M dot Strange; Cinema 4D Integration with Leading Game Engines and Software Platforms
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Veteran Post Industry Exec Reid Burns Joins Cognition
News: Veteran Post Industry Exec Reid Burns Joins CognitionVeteran Post Industry Exec Reid Burns Joins Cognition
Hybrid post production facility Cognition has appointed Reid Burns as President of Post Production. With experience in executive, creative and operational roles, and a track record for spurring growth, Burns will seek to build relationships with studios, independent producers, filmmakers and the broader production community. His initial focus will be on growing the company’s digital intermediate finishing and color grading business.
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CANON EXPANDS imagePROGRAF PRO SERIES WITH FOUR NEW MODELS FOR THE FINE ART, PHOTOGRAPHIC AND PRODUCTION SIGNAGE MARKETS
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the expansion of the imagePROGRAF PRO Series with four large format inkjet printers. The extension of the Series includes the 11-Color plus Chroma Optimizer 44-inch imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 and 24-inch imagePROGRAF PRO-2000, designed to provide spectacular image quality for the fine art and photographic markets, as well as the eight-color 60-inch imagePROGRAF PRO-6000S and 44-inch imagePROGRAF PRO-4000S, two affordably priced models to economically create eye-catching posters and vivid displays for the production signage industry.
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Post Production On Oscar Nominee “Mustang” Completed In DaVinci Resolve Studio
News: Post Production On Oscar Nominee “Mustang” Completed In DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio was used to complete post production, including the final DI and online edit, on this year’s French Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, “Mustang.”
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Canon Partners With Swizz Beatz For "Rebel With A Cause".
Canon Partners with Swizz Beatz for “Rebel with a Cause” Campaign Helping to Bring Undiscovered Artists to the Forefront in Honor of the 25th Anniversary of the EOS Rebel CameraCanon Partners with Swizz Beatz for “Rebel with a Cause” Campaign Helping to Bring Undiscovered Artists to the Forefront in Honor of the 25th Anniversary of the EOS Rebel Camera.
(Melville, New York--March 3, 2016) ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: <rluckett@cusa.canon.com>
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Audiofile Releases MYRIAD
News: Audiofile Releases MYRIADNext-generation batch processing for modern professional audio
Audiofile, a leading music technology company and maker of the popular Sample Manager App for OS X, today releases Myriad, a next generation batch processor. Developed with feedback from professional users, Myriad includes modern features, a new workflow for a better user experience, and improved performance for today's demanding audio processing needs.
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Award-winning Hettema Group Brings Creation of Experiential Entertainment In-House With Facilis
News: 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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Harmonic Releases Documentary on Making of NASA TV UHD
Harmonic Releases Documentary on Making of NASA TV UHD, North America's First Consumer UHD Channel
Harmonic now has a documentary short available that examines the making of NASA's first ultra-high-definition (UHD) TV channel. The video is available on the Harmonic channel: www.harmonicinc.com/resources/videos/nasa-uhd.
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Calabash ‘Catches’ Charlie The Tuna In New Animated StarKist Ad
News: Calabash ‘Catches’ Charlie The Tuna In New Animated StarKist Ad3D Animation Studio Partners With Quench Agency, Director Steve “Spaz” Williams And Prod. Co. Phasmatrope Studios For Fresh Take On Classic Brand Icon
Forget ‘Sorry Charlie,’ the classic brand icon for StarKist Tuna has never looked better thanks in large part to Calabash, the award-winning 3D animation studio led by Creative Director Wayne Brejcha and Executive Producer Sean Henry. The studio partnered with acclaimed director Steve “Spaz” Williams, who began his career at legendary visual effects house ILM, production company Phasmatrope, West Conshohocken, PA; and the Harrisburg, PA-based Quench Agency, to create the new ad “Modern Charlie,” which boasts the heart-healthy benefits to StarKist’s Tuna and Salmon Creations products.
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Sonnet xMac Pro Server Installed in Be4Post's New DIT Station
Visit Sonnet Technologies at the 2016 NAB Show, Booth SL10824
Sonnet Technologies today announced that Be4Post, a French provider of high-performance mobile stations for film and television production, has chosen Sonnet's xMac™ Pro Server to drive its all-new digital imaging technician (DIT) stations. The xMac Pro Server provides a secure, 4U rackmount enclosure for a Mac Pro® computer and Thunderbolt™ 2-to-PCI Express® (PCIe®) Card expansion for both Be4Post DIT station models — the X4-Wheel and the D4-Wheel.
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Matthews Makes Deal with andyRobot to Manufacture a Series of Modular Robot Base Systems
News: Matthews Makes Deal with andyRobot to Manufacture a Series of Modular Robot Base SystemsMatthews Studio Equipment known for innovative state of the art technology to support the entertainment industry recently made a deal with Andy Flessas (aka andyRobot) to produce robotic-centric equipment. Flessas, a fan of the Matthews technique of supporting various pieces of equipment worked with the company to create the AR Speed Cube System that will enable users to mount everything from lighting to cameras and support to props around robots.
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SourceAudio Names Douglas Reed, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Radio & Library Services
News: SourceAudio Names Douglas Reed, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Radio & Library ServicesSourceAudio, a prominent B2B technology platform for music publishers, labels, broadcasters, production companies and creative marketing agencies, has named Douglas Reed as the company’s new Executive Vice President, Business Development, Radio and Library Services. Reed will be based in Philadelphia, PA. For the past 22 years, Reed had been a Vice President/Creative Director with Premiere Networks. The announcement was made by Daniel Korobkin, Co-Founder & President, Sales, SourceAudio.
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NAB 2016: FUJIFILM’s Optical Devices Division to Highlight Full Range of Lens Offerings
News: NAB 2016: FUJIFILM’s Optical Devices Division to Highlight Full Range of Lens OfferingsAt the upcoming NAB Show, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will showcase its entire range of 4K Ultra HD Series, Cabrio PL cine/ENG-Style lenses, Premier PL 4K+ cine lenses, as well as the popular XA55x9.5BESM 2/3-inch zoom and XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field production lens. The company will exhibit in Booth C7125 during the show, which runs from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Developments in both the PL 4K and 4K Ultra HD Series will be announced at a later date.
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces the VB-M50B, A High-Sensitivity PTZ Network Camera ideal for outstanding visibility in long-range, low light applications
New Advanced Lens and Powerful DIGIC DV III Image Processor Help Enable the VB-M50B to Deliver High-Quality Images with Amazing Color and Clarity, Even in Low Light Environments
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled the VB-M50B, a high-performance network camera capable of capturing color accurate video even in low light environments. The VB-M50B PTZ Network Camera can reproduce color video down to .04 lux* and black and white video down to .002 lux*, making it ideal for many applications where lighting may be limited, ranging from security and surveillance to web casting.
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Tattersall Sound & Picture Wins CAS Award; Garners Six Canadian Screen Award Sound Nominations and Three MPSE Nominations
News: Tattersall Sound & Picture Wins CAS Award; Garners Six Canadian Screen Award Sound Nominations and Three MPSE NominationsSound nods come for features Hyena Road and Into the Forest as well as television shows The Book of Negroes, Songs of Freedom, Vikings and Fargo.
Sound artists from Tattersall Sound & Picture, a SIM Group company won a 2016 Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Award last night for their work on Fargo. Re-Recording Mixers Kirk Lynds and Martin Lee were honored for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Television Movie or Mini-Series for Fargo, Season 2, Episode 5. They shared the award with Production Mixer Michael Playfair CAS.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2016 Board of Directors Officers
Mike Chambers Re-Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2016 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2016 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was re-elected as Board Chair.
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Polecam Systems to show New Products & Innovations at BVE 2016
News: Polecam Systems to show New Products & Innovations at BVE 2016At BVE Expo 2016 Polecam Systems will show the latest Polecam rigs along with new innovations and products, including the launch of the new Autopod, a remotely operated programmable elevation unit for rigs, remote heads and cameras.
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Ikegami Announces UHK-430 4K/HD Portable Camera System
News: Ikegami Announces UHK-430 4K/HD Portable Camera SystemIkegami has chosen CABSAT 2016 as the launch venue for its new UHK-430 4K/HD portable camera system. First in Ikegami's next-generation Unicam XE series, the UHK-430 employs three newly-developed 4K-native 2/3 inch CMOS sensors which provide full 3840 x 2160 ultra-high definition resolution plus the depth of field required for studio and outdoor production. The camera is equipped with a B4 bayonet mount compatible with 2/3 inch HD lenses. An optional SE-U430 expander accommodates large studio or OB lenses.
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Blackmagic Design Products Used on a Variety of 2016 Oscar Nominated Films
Blackmagic Design would like to congratulate the 2016 Oscar-nominated films that used an array of Blackmagic Design products, such as Blackmagic Cinema Cameras on “Mad Max: Fury Road,” as well as DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio on “The Martian,” among others. Hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Oscars recognize cinematic achievements in the film industry, and Blackmagic Design is honored that its products were chosen to help bring these stunning films to life. Some of the 2016 Oscar-nominated films that used Blackmagic Design products include:
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WFMZ-TV News Studio Optimizes Space with Panasonic Mountable Cameras, Video Wall Solution
WFMZ-TV, a television station located in Allentown, PA, recently rolled out five mounted remote control Panasonic AW-HE130 pan/tilt/zoom cameras in its new downtown Allentown Studio and four other AW-HE130s used at its main studio for newsroom standups, weather and boardwalk shots. The studio, located at the street-level entrance to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms’ new PPL Center arena, is part of a $1 billion redevelopment in downtown Allentown.
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Quantum NAB 2016 Show Product Preview
Quantum will highlight new products and solutions that showcase the company's ongoing leadership in delivering workflow-optimized storage, including its award-winning Xcellis system and new StorNext 5.3 platform with support for Quantum's Q-Cloud® Vault long-term cloud archive service. Solutions being shown in the Quantum booth help users overcome the challenges of working with ever-higher resolutions of 4K and beyond, as well as content with higher dynamic range and wider color gamut. The featured solutions also support a growing array of applications, from animation to archive to over-the-top and on-demand video delivery. For media companies looking to simplify their storage environments, collapse hardware into a smaller footprint and realize greater value for their investment, the Quantum booth will offer a look at convergence in action and at the innovative way in which Quantum is integrating workflow-optimized storage and media applications.
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AJA RovoCam UHD/HD Block Camera Deubts at ISE 2016
News: AJA RovoCam UHD/HD Block Camera Deubts at ISE 2016AJA's New RovoCam Integrated UltraHD/HD Camera with HDBaseT Delivers Single Cable Support for Video, Audio, Control, and Power; Together with RovoRx-HDMI Receiver, RovoCam is AJA's First Compact Block Camera for Industrial, Corporate, Security, ProAV and Broadcast Applications
AJA Video Systems today announced RovoCam, the company's first compact block camera for industrial, corporate, security, ProAV and broadcast applications. Gorgeous UltraHD and HD imagery is captured with superior Sony optics with built-in 12x optical and up to 20x zoom with Sony Super Resolution Zoom.
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loyalkaspar Hires Executive Producer Rhys Demery in L.A.
News: loyalkaspar Hires Executive Producer Rhys Demery in L.A.Branding and creative agency loyalkaspar has added Rhys Demery as Executive Producer. Joining the bi-coastal agency’s Los Angeles office, Demery brings well over a decade of production experience spanning broadcast design, integrated content, traditional on-air spots, branded content, digital and social. Navigating the world of entertainment and advertising, he has worked with a wide range of brands, from traditional networks to gaming franchises to automotive and beyond.
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Crystal Vision Brings Its IP-compatible New Frame To The 2016 NAB Show
Crystal Vision will be showing the industry's most forward-looking frame system on Booth N3919 at the 2016 NAB Show. Vision 3 is a new 3U frame suitable not only for SDI video and audio products – including the chroma and linear keyers, up and down converters, synchronisers, embedders, video and audio delays and audio converters all available at launch – but also for future video over IP and 4K products. The company will be discussing its forthcoming SMPTE 2022-based IP gateway products which are protocol agnostic, with Crystal Vision's software-based approach making it easy to configure them for other agreed protocols. Also on show will be the well-established Indigo frame system: better than it has ever been with new software which allows backup and restore of settings and housing a full range of interface and keying boards including the new chroma key news bureau package which brings both financial and operational benefits.
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FOR-A Video Switchers Demonstrate Continued Popularity Among Houses of Worship in 2015
News: FOR-A Video Switchers Demonstrate Continued Popularity Among Houses of Worship in 2015FOR-A announces its continued video switcher success among worship facilities of all sizes over the past year. In 2015, the company welcomed many new house of worship customers of its popular video switcher line, including the HVS-2000 (new), HVS-390HS and HVS-100/110 portable video switcher units.
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Bose Professional Expands the F1 Loudspeaker Family to Offer a Wider Range of Installation Options
Bose® Professional has expanded its F1 Flexible Array Loudspeaker product line, to include a new passive full range model and a full suite of mounting brackets. Together with a powered model introduced in 2015, both Bose F1 loudspeaker models are ideal for portable and installed applications.
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Super Bowl 50 Gold Shines On Timber; Up-Start Studio Provides VFX/Post for 3 Super Bowl SPots
News: Super Bowl 50 Gold Shines On Timber; Up-Start Studio Provides VFX/Post for 3 Super Bowl SPotsDesign & digital production studio Timber, headed by Creative Directors/Partners Jonah Hall & Kevin Lau and brand-new EP Sabrina Elizondo, has provided VFX and post for three Super Bowl 50 commercial spots for Hyndai, Buick and T-Mobile. Right on the heels of CBS’ incredibly successful promo campaign “Witness Greatness,” encouraging viewers to tune-in for “The Grammy’s” and the “Super Bowl” in February, via TBWA/Chiat/Day; the Timber team has seen the Super Bowl 50 gold shine on them three times. (www.timber.net)
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DynaScan Technology to Unveil 6 New Models at Integrated Systems
DynaScan Technology is pleased to announce it will be returning to Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in February, 2016. ISE is the largest tradeshow for the professional AV market in Europe, and will be held at the Amsterdam RAI from February 9-12 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The company will be exhibiting its entire line of ultra-high brightness LCDs and professional video wall solutions. In addition, DynaScan will be unveiling 6 new models, including 2 brand new sizes, to its premium line of ultra-high brightness displays.
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Rodeo FX Wins VES Award for Game of Thrones: City of Volantis
Montreal Studio Delivered Over 200 VFX for Season 5 of Hit TV Show
Rodeo FX has won a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for its work on Season 5 of Game of Thrones. The award for Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode honoured the studio’s creation of the city of Volantis. Rodeo FX received the award last night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and can add it to the VES Award it won last year for its work on Birdman.

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ASG Adds Matt Minnihan to Design and Consulting Team
News: ASG Adds Matt Minnihan to Design and Consulting TeamAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, audio and film integration firm, today announced Matt Minnihan has joined its design and consulting team, effective Jan. 4. He is responsible for installation management for corporate and broadcast clients.
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PlayBox Technology CloudAir and PlayBox Neo Make CABSAT Debut
News: PlayBox Technology CloudAir and PlayBox Neo Make CABSAT Debut---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: David Kirk <stylusmedia@gmail.com>
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