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Patrick Davenport Joins MPC as Chief Operating Officer
News: Patrick Davenport Joins MPC as Chief Operating OfficerHighly regarded industry figure Patrick Davenport returns to MPC Advertising as Chief Operating Officer USA with responsibility for managing operations for the business in Los Angeles and New York.
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Editors' Lounge Post-NAB Event To Feature Avid, Blackmagic Design, Glookast & RE: Lens For 360 Degree Video Creation
News: Editors' Lounge Post-NAB Event To Feature Avid, Blackmagic Design, Glookast & RE: Lens For 360 Degree Video CreationFor those that missed NAB this year, The Editors’ Lounge will be hosting a post-NAB evening on Friday, April 29th at 6:30 pm. The evening will feature an up-close look at all the latest from Blackmagic Design, GLOOKAST and RE: Vision Effects new plug-in for 360 video, RE: Lens. The event is hosted by AlphaDogs Post Production and will be held at their facility located at 1612 W. Olive Ave., Ste 200, Burbank, CA 91506.
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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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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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Chaos Group’s V-Ray 3.3 for NUKE Brings GPU Speeds and VR Output to Top Compositing Application
Full V-Ray 3.x Feature Set Now Available in Free Update; NUKE 10 Compatibility On The Way
Today, Chaos Group, a worldwide leader in computer graphics, releases the most powerful renderer currently available for NUKE, NUKEX, and NUKE STUDIO. V-Ray 3.3 for NUKE brings the first node-based VR system, GPU rendering speeds, and 200+ 3.x updates also available in V-Ray for 3ds Max and Maya, to artists around the world.
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SGO News Alert - Mistika Pushes Performance up to 24GB GPU with New NVIDIA Quadro M6000
“Unwrapped VR images routinely demand high resolutions and the additional GPU memory of the Quadro M6000 will help Mistika users maintain real-time performance, as they finesse their projects with Mistika's unique VR features.”
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The Foundry Solves Virtual Reality Content Creation Challenges With New CARA VR Toolset
New tools enable creation of high-quality 360° video content
Leading creative software developer The Foundry has today announced the launch of its highly anticipated VR toolset. CARA VR is a new plug-in designed to work within the industry-leading NUKE environment to enable the creation of high-quality virtual reality content.
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EMC Releases New Digital Media Workflow Enhancements at NAB Show 2016
EMC delivers new advances for digital media workflows including 4K, IP-based broadcast and multi-platform delivery solutions via strong community of collaborators
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced four new media workflow enhancements for content creators, television and sports broadcasters and content delivery providers. In a rapidly changing and highly competitive market, user-centric solutions are a critical differentiator, and these new offerings enable customers to accelerate the creation and monetization of media, ensuring they can store, manage, protect and analyze their digital media assets.
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Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5
News: Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5Massive update with over 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features; Available for download now
Blackmagic Design today announced the availability for immediate download of the public beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5.
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AJA Announces KONA IP at NAB 2016
News: AJA Announces KONA IP at NAB 2016AJA Video Systems today announced KONA IP, its first desktop video and audio I/O product for professional IP-based workflows. KONA IP is the next generation of AJA’s industry-leading KONA line of PCIe capture cards and works with AJA Control Room and Control Panel software and SDK tools along with leading third-party content creation applications.
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IHSE USA and Vizrt to Demonstrate KVM Connection for Live-Broadcast Workflows at NAB
IHSE Equipment Performs Real-Time, Latency-Free Switching Among Vizrt Editing Stations Over Long Distances With No Loss of Quality or Resolution
IHSE USA LLC today announced that it will work with Vizrt at the 2016 NAB Show to demonstrate high-performance, long-distance KVM capabilities by connecting a live source between the two companies' booths, which will be located at opposite ends of the South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Both manufacturers will demonstrate mutual compatibility of their products based on real scenarios. The intent is to show long-distance connectivity in real time.
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Autodesk Releases Latest Versions of Creative Finishing and 3D Animation Offerings
New Tools and Improvements Deliver Innovation, Productivity and Efficiency
At NAB 2016, Autodesk, Inc. announced the latest versions of its flexible, subscription-based visual effects, post and 3D animation software, including Autodesk Flame Family 2017, Maya 2016 extension 2 and 3ds Max 2017. Designed to empower creatives, each release includes an array of new features and enhancements to help studios and artists manage modern workflow demands.
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Vizrt and Vū Digital enrich media with automatic metadata at NAB 2016
News: Vizrt and Vū Digital enrich media with automatic metadata at NAB 2016Live demo to highlight MAM integration to Vū Digital for automatic metadata extraction and analysis
Vizrt and Vū Digital will roll out some powerful, new automated tools that enrich video and other digital media assets with metadata at the National Association of Broadcasters annual show here next week.
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Bluefish444 Showcases Complete VR Workflow at NAB 2016
360 Video SDI Camera Recording to VR Post Production Workflows with Bluefish444
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced it has brought together some of the industry's best VR tools from camera right through to VR headset.
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Vizrt and Vu Digital enrich media with automatic metadata at NAB 2016
News: Vizrt and Vu Digital enrich media with automatic metadata at NAB 2016Live demo to highlight MAM integration to Vu Digital for automatic metadata extraction and analysis
Vizrt and Vū Digital are partnering to provide powerful automated tools to enrich metadata to assets in the Viz One media asset management (MAM) system.
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Mistika is THE Powerful Reality in VR - SGO’s Booth #SL9027 at NAB
News: Mistika is THE Powerful Reality in VR - SGO’s Booth #SL9027 at NABWith Virtual Reality being widely touted as the “Next Frontier” of post-production innovation, SGO is already prepared with game-changing solutions for the challenges it presents to the industry. Mistika will be a revolutionary product for any company that wants to lead the way in VR.
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Mistika Unveils Ground-breaking Developments in Las Vegas
SGO BOOTH #SL9027 / 18 – 21 April 2016 / Las Vegas Convention Centre
SGO will be carving its own path this NAB, bringing its award-winning finishing system Mistika to the limelight and unveiling a multitude of incredible future-proof developments that have been in the pipeline for the past few years. Mistika will be the frontier of Virtual Reality, equipping professionals with the most innovative and accessible virtual toolsets and workflows. With an NAB highlight of VR in post, SGO will reveal its distinctive, forward thinking 3D feature-sets, VR Mode and VR Device connections, depicting how Mistika provides Colour Grading, HDR, Stereo and Compositing in Virtual Reality, in just one system.
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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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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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VFX Supervisor Dan Akers Joins Blur Studio
News: VFX Supervisor Dan Akers Joins Blur StudioAcademy Award- and Emmy-nominated animation, VFX and design company Blur Studio has hired Dan Akers as Visual Effects Supervisor. With nearly 15 years of experience in the VFX industry, Akers’ recent photoreal work for online shooter “Destiny” and Kia Motors was recognized with 2015 VES Award nominations, with his efforts for “Destiny” also taking home Best Visual Effects honors at AICP 2015.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Studio Are Now Shipping
Blackmagic Design today announced that both Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Studio, the world's most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now shipping and is available for download from the Blackmagic Design website for both Mac OS X and Windows. The release of Fusion 8 is the first ever Mac compatible release of Fusion, which was previously a Windows only product. Fusion 8 Studio is now also available in 10, 20 or 50 multi user licenses, making it easy to install in larger creative groups and studios. The multi user licenses feature a single USB dongle programmed with multiple licenses that plug into a machine running Fusion Server, which is installed by default with Fusion Studio. Fusion Server manages the licenses across the Ethernet network. That means licenses can be floating and are not tied to any single machine, making it easy to administer in large facilities with lots of users.
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Intelligent Creatures Uses Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio on “The Witch"
News: Intelligent Creatures Uses Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio on “The Witch"Blackmagic Design announced today that Intelligent Creatures used Fusion Studio on the highly acclaimed horror film “The Witch.” Led by Compositing Supervisor Eric Doiron and VFX Supervisor Geoff Scott, the Toronto-based post house used Fusion Studio as its main software for all of the film’s VFX. In addition, Intelligent Creatures used DaVinci Resolve Studio to pull VFX plates and do selective color grading during its VFX sequences.
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Ventuz Technology Shows Next Generation of Real-Time Graphics Software at NAB 2016
News: Ventuz Technology Shows Next Generation of Real-Time Graphics Software at NAB 2016Software developer Ventuz Technology will demo the final version of the recently released Ventuz 5 at NAB 2016. The newest generation of the real-time graphics solution offers enhanced usability and improved design functionalities.
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PUMA-Red Bull F1 Racing Campaign – Rebel @ Outsider go to David Cox for Expertise
News: PUMA-Red Bull F1 Racing Campaign – Rebel @ Outsider go to David Cox for ExpertiseRebel @ Outsider go to David Cox for Expertise
A stunning new campaign launches the branding partnership between Global Sports Brand PUMA and Red Bull Racing Formula One Team in preparation for the upcoming Formula One 2016 Season. The commercial was created by Rebel @ Outsider, produced by Omelihu "Mel" Nwanguma and directed by Max Fisher for Tim Stedman at PUMA.
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Intelligent Creatures Creates Airborne VFX for Hit Action Movie London Has Fallen with Fusion Studio
News: Intelligent Creatures Creates Airborne VFX for Hit Action Movie London Has Fallen with Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design confirmed today that Toronto-based post house Intelligent Creatures utilized its visual effects and motion graphics solution, Fusion Studio, on the hit Gramercy Pictures movie “London Has Fallen.” Additionally, Intelligent Creatures used a Blackmagic Cinema Camera to capture VFX plates for the film and DaVinci Resolve Studio to convert VFX plates.
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SGO Goes Virtual at NAB - Booth SL9027
News: SGO Goes Virtual at NAB - Booth SL9027SGO will be carving its own path this NAB, bringing its award-winning finishing system Mistika to the limelight and unveiling a multitude of incredible future-proof developments that have been in the pipeline for the past few years. Mistika will be the frontier of Virtual Reality,equipping professionals with the most innovative and accessible virtual toolsets and workflows. With an NAB highlight of VR in post, SGO will reveal its distinctive, forward thinking 3D feature-sets, VR Mode and VR Device connections,depicting how Mistika provides Colour Grading, HDR, Stereo and Compositing in Virtual Reality, in just one system
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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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MPC LA HIRES award-winning VFX Supervisor/Lead Artist MICHAEL GREGORY as HEAD OF 2D
News: MPC LA HIRES award-winning VFX Supervisor/Lead Artist MICHAEL GREGORY as HEAD OF 2DAward-winning VFX supervisor and lead artist Michael Gregory joins MPC Los Angeles as Head of 2D. He comes on board from MPC London where for the past 13 years he has worked on many of the industry’s most acclaimed commercials, including Channel 4’s Cannes Film Craft Grand Prix-winner “Meet the Superhumans” for the Paralympics Games. Gregory brings expertise leading teams on large-scale projects, an exemplary aesthetic sensibility and long-standing relationships with top directors to his new role.
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RE:Vision Effects' RE:Map v3 now available!
RE:Map® v3 for After Effects, Nuke, Fusion and Natron is now available
RE:Map is our go-to tool for professional-quality mapping and distortion.
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RCS & Vizrt to Debut Graphics Solution for Euro 2016 & Copa America Broadcasts at NAB 2016
RCS and Vizrt collaborate to bring networks specialized version of LaunchPad for upcoming soccer competition coverage
With fan excitement building for Euro 2016 and Copa America, Reality Check Systems (RCS) is teaming up with Vizrt to offer a specialized version of LaunchPad - its interactive solution used by broadcasters worldwide - to facilitate plug-and-play full screen graphics and highlight analysis for studio programming surrounding the soccer competitions. The intuitive technology, which fuses Opta data with dynamic RCS templates, the Vizrt graphics and video compositing solution Viz Engine, and Viz Libero 3D analysis toolset, will be on display in 4K at NAB 2016 in Vizrt booth #SL2417.
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Ditch Welcomes New Editor Aaron Nelson; Promotes Ben Thompson to Creative Editor
News: Ditch Welcomes New Editor Aaron Nelson; Promotes Ben Thompson to Creative EditorDitch Owner/Editor Brody Howard has expanded the company’s talent roster by welcoming Creative Editor Aaron Nelson and promoting long-time Assistant Editor Ben Thompson to a full Creative Editor position. www.ditchedit.com This expansion comes just on the heels of Howard entering into a new partnership to launch the new interactive studio Ditch Creative.
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From Messy to organised - how ftrack helps keep Squint/Opera on target
News: From Messy to organised - how ftrack helps keep Squint/Opera on targetBased on charming UK children’s magazine Okido, the BBC’s Messy Goes to Okido was a hit with kids just a few months into its run. Blending CG with live-action footage, Messy offers a whimsical, yet totally educational dive into the wonderful world of science.
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Qube! Helps Platige Image Smash Creative Boundaries in Europe and Abroad
News: Qube! Helps Platige Image Smash Creative Boundaries in Europe and AbroadPipelineFX's Render Farm Manager Helps Award-Winning Polish Animation Studio Tackle Projects Ranging from AAA Cinematics to Interactive Video Installations
It's created cinematics for AAA games and commercials for Coca-Cola. It's produced viral teasers for the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission and visual effects for Lars von Trier's Antichrist. It's won two BAFTAs, and has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Palm at Cannes, and a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
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Vizrt and Vicon partner to bring a powerful new broadcast To BVE North.'
Vizrt and Vicon partner to bring a powerful new broadcast tracking solution to BVE 2016
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Mistika showcases Cutting-Edge HDR Colour-Finishing on the Canon stand at BVE 2016
News: Mistika showcases Cutting-Edge HDR Colour-Finishing on the Canon stand at BVE 2016SGO spearheads innovationfor those who aspire to be the best, and is delighted to partner with Canon at BVEthis year, to display the latest pioneering advancements in HDRtechnology. Mistika will drive a dynamic end-to-end HDR-4K “Glass-to-Glass” colour-process workflow demonstrationon Canon's stand L30 in the HDR zone.
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Bluefish444 Joins the TICO Alliance
"The Professionals' Choice" customers can access high quality video at low bandwidth
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced it has become a member of the TICO alliance. The TICO lightweight 4:1 compression scheme, known as SMPTE RDD35, will allow Bluefish444 customers to access uncompressed quality video at one quarter of the bandwidth, to be transported over existing SDI infrastructure and emerging IP technologies.
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Nick Jr. Team Up With Houses in Motion For A ‘Warm + Fuzzy’ Stop Motion Package
News: Nick Jr. Team Up With Houses in Motion For A ‘Warm + Fuzzy’ Stop Motion PackageHouses in Motion was called upon by Nick Jr. to produce a playful broadcast package that brightens its young viewers’ winter with a ‘Warm & Fuzzy’ feeling. The integrated series of promos, IDs, and bumpers features stylized versions of established characters from the network’s popular children’s programming and introduces a new crew of adorable critters. Houses bringing their message to life through stop motion animation that echoes the characters’ organic, handcrafted qualities.
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Rodeo FX Brings Insight and Enthusiasm to Deadpool
News: Rodeo FX Brings Insight and Enthusiasm to DeadpoolCreating the Grotesque Look and Feel of the Unmasked Antihero
Rodeo FX completed close to 230 VFX shots for Deadpool, Tim Miller’s R-rated depiction of the Marvel Comics anti-superhero. The studio, led by VFX supervisor Wayne Brinton, worked on complex sequences that required fire and embers, grotesque skin alterations, and set extensions. Rodeo FX brought its unique skills to this collaborative VFX effort, ensuring that the finished product was much more than the sum of its parts.
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Authority FX has released its proprietary After Effects plugins for free
News: Authority FX has released its proprietary After Effects plugins for freeAuthority FX has released its proprietary After Effects plugins for free - no strings attached. The plugins were originally developed for linear light compositing in Eyeon Fusion, and have since been ported to After Effects. In addition to offering free binaries, Authority FX is planning to make the source code available.
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Focusing-in on Norway's Hocus Focus and Mistika
Scandinavia's Top Mistika Facility Looks Forward to Another Productive Year
"Our clients are keen to embrace new technologies for image capture and SGO is always on the ball to make sure Mistika can work with these as soon as possible.”
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New MochaBlend C4D Plug-in bridges 2D to 3D Effects Workflow
News: New MochaBlend C4D Plug-in bridges 2D to 3D Effects WorkflowInnovative new plug-in for Maxon C4D imports mocha data into 3D space for exciting new VFX and motion graphics workflows.
Innovative new plug-in for Maxon C4D imports mocha data into 3D space for exciting new VFX and motion graphics workflows.


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E! Turns Once Again To Production & Motion Graphics Studio leftchannel For New, Fashion Week 2016 Promo Campaign
News: E! Turns Once Again To Production & Motion Graphics Studio leftchannel For New, Fashion Week 2016 Promo CampaignWith the success of the Fall 2015 promo campaign for E! & New York Fashion Week, the creative team at the popular cable net returned to leftchannel for a brand-new promo for Fashion Week 2016. Once again, E! called on the production & motion graphics studio, headed by Creative Director Alberto Scirocco, for an expansive, new promo drawing E! viewers into the excitement of Fashion Week 2016.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 14th Annual VES Awards
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Leads Feature Film Wins with 4 Awards; The Good Dinosaur is Top Animated Film Winner; Games of Thrones and SSE Lead in Broadcast and Commercial Wins
Kate Mara, Zack Snyder, Michael Pena, Terry Crews, Portia Doubleday and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Join Overflow Crowd of VFX Artists, Innovators and Industry VIPs
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JELD-WEN leverages 2016 HGTV Dream Home sponsorship with national spots from Wondersmith
JELD-WEN and CMD Leverage Brand's 2016 HGTV Dream Home Sponsorship with National TV Spots from Wondersmith, Directed by Andrew Hardaway
A new cinematic spot produced by creative production company Wondersmith for JELD-WEN and CMD has just debuted nationwide. Entitled "Beat," this and an earlier campaign spot entitled "Beauty Throughout" were directed by Andrew Hardaway specifically to leverage JELD-WEN's sponsorship of the 2016 HGTV Dream Home. Both spots can be viewed at http://wondersmith.tv.
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Interstate Welcomes Directing Duo TOMAT
News: Interstate Welcomes Directing Duo TOMATAward-Winning Brazilian Team Brings Their Comedy and VFX Chops to Directors’ Group
Award-winning directors’ group Interstate has signed Rio De Janeiro-based directing duo TOMAT for exclusive US representation.
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Cinegy is all about 8K and beyond for NAB 2016
Having already made its 8K mark with the launch of the DANIEL2 codec, which can decode multiple 8K and 4K streams while performing real time compositing, colour correction, scaling, and titling, Cinegy will expand on the theme at NAB 2016.
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Rodeo FX Recreates 1800s Whaling Village for In the Heart of the Sea
Setting the stage for historic drama with compelling visual effects
Rodeo FX recreated 19th-century Nantucket for Ron Howard’s latest film, In the Heart of the Sea, including concept art, seamlessly interwoven set extensions, and evocative matte painting for a total of over 260 visual effects shots. The VFX studio’s work demonstrates the power and impact of visual effects, not only for bringing period films to life, but also expanding the storytelling pallet by conveying drama and atmosphere in support of the unfolding narrative. In the Heart of the Sea has been nominated for a VES Award in the Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects category.
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Zoic Adds Executive Producer Blythe Klippsten
News: Zoic Adds Executive Producer Blythe KlippstenCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added Blythe Klippsten as Executive Producer. Klippsten has nearly 15 years of experience in the VFX industry, previously working with top studios including Psyop, MassMarket, Stardust Studios and Ntropic. After beginning her career as a VFX Producer at Zoic from 2006 – 2008, she returns as Executive Producer for Series.
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Adobe Video Tools Get Rave Reviews at Sundance 2016 Film Festival used Adobe Premiere Pro CC as their primary digital editing software.
Much-Anticipated “Hail, Caesar!” from Universal Pictures, and “Deadpool,” from 20th Century Fox, Cut Using Premiere Pro CC
From independent productions to Hollywood headliners, 51 films debuting at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival used Adobe Premiere Pro CC as their primary digital editing software.
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Ventuz Technology Releases New Software Generation at ISE 2016
News: Ventuz Technology Releases New Software Generation at ISE 2016Software developer Ventuz Technology today announced the official release of their newest software generation Ventuz 5 at ISE 2016, which will take place in Amsterdam next month. The much anticipated Ventuz 5 offers a simplified workflow and higher graphics performance.
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Houdini Training at RSP
News: Houdini Training at RSPKurt Debens, Benjamin Holen and Nick Beins Use UniSA/RSP Media Placement as a Springboard to Professional Careers
Houdini, Side Effects’ 3D animation software, is a principal tool at Rising Sun Pictures and at other visual effects studios (VFX) worldwide engaged in feature film and high-end television VFX. The software is valued for the flexibility of its procedural design and robust capabilities in modeling, animation, character rigging and lighting.
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SGO Celebrates Tel Aviv's Edit Studios' Award-winning Projects
Baba Joon” named Best Film at the recent “Ofir” Awards, Israeli version of the Oscars
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Timber Encourages Viewers To "Witness Greatness" In New CBS Promo For February's Super Bowl & Grammys
News: Timber Encourages Viewers To "Witness Greatness" In New CBS Promo For February's Super Bowl & Grammys
Design & digital production studio Timber has just completed a brand-new promo campaign for CBS with the creative team at ad agency TBWA/Chiat/Day. Encouraging viewers to “Witness Greatness” in February with the Super Bowl and Grammy Awards, the two-spot campaign broke over the holidays and early in the New Year.
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Visual Effects Society (VES) Manages VES Awards Production With Shotgun Software
News: Visual Effects Society (VES) Manages VES Awards Production With Shotgun Software
From Submission to Entry Vetting and Voting, Shotgun Is the Center of Awards Tracking and Management Process
Every winter visual effects practitioners around the world compile best-of reels showcasing impressive feats of animation, compositing and VFX in hopes of a nomination for the industry's coveted VES Award. The Visual Effects Society (VES) goes to great lengths to ensure that hundreds of entries are qualified and vetted as part of a submission process with seemingly countless moving parts. This process, run by an awards committee made up of VFX professionals around the world, is connected and managed via Shotgun, the scalable software platform for production tracking, review and asset management.
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Student VFX Artists Get Live Critique at PauseFest "Battle of the Reels"
News: Student VFX Artists Get Live Critique at PauseFest "Battle of the Reels"Event sponsored by Rising Sun Pictures, The Foundry and Tyroe will provide young artists with “insight into the minds of visual effects studios and recruiters”
Aspiring visual effects artists will have a unique opportunity to have their show reels critiqued by industry experts in an open “Battle of the Reels” session held as part with next month’s PauseFest digital technology festival in Melbourne. Representatives from award-winning visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures, visual effects software developer The Foundry and artists talent agency Tyroe will screen reels submitted by student artists and offer live feedback on creativity, technique and professional merit.
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Boris FX Launches Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC
News: Boris FX Launches Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CCNew BCC 10 plug-ins from Boris FX bring advanced finishing tools, 3D titling, and integrated mocha planar tracking & masking to Creative Cloud professional video apps
Boris Continuum Complete 10 (BCC 10) is a new package of professional plug-ins available for Adobe® Creative Cloud® video applications. Highlights include integrated mocha® technology for advanced masking and effects isolation; BCC Beauty Studio, a skin smoothing and retouching filter; and BCC Title Studio, Boris FX’s next generation 2D/3D titling and motion graphics plug-in. BCC 10 for Adobe was designed to give professional video editors and motion graphics artists working with Adobe video applications complementary creative tools for television/film post-production and broadcast finishing. For current BCC 9 users, the low-cost upgrade to BCC 10 adds many new image effects and transition plug-ins for creative looks including Video Glitch, Light Leaks, Cross Melt and more.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8 Studio Public Beta is Now
Blackmagic Design today announced the public beta of Fusion 8 Studio, the full version of the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website for both Mac OS X and Windows.
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Martell Cognac - Full of Character - 40 second TV commercial Directed by Will MacNeil MPC - Motion Design Studio
News: Martell Cognac - Full of Character - 40 second TV commercial Directed by Will MacNeil MPC - Motion Design StudioMPC is an international creative studio. We make everything from visual fx for blockbuster films like The Martian to mobile apps. I work in our motion design studio, which is a team of about 20 artists, mainly doing animation for TV and online advertising.
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MAXON Cinema 4D Fires-up Cantina Creative VFX Workflow on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
News: MAXON Cinema 4D Fires-up Cantina Creative VFX Workflow on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2Acclaimed 3D Toolset Delivers Powerful Capabilities for Key Hologram Sequences in Blockbuster Sci-Fi Film Finale
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced that Culver City-based design and visual effects studio Cantina Creative relied on its acclaimed 3D software solution, Cinema 4D, as a central digital content creation tool to generate 120 visual effects shots and 30 hologram shots ranging from holograms, animated posters, monitor shots and user interface (UI) graphics that appear throughout the Lionsgate sequel, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.
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Sarofsky scales its editorial and VFX powers for "Ant-Man" Main-On-End Titles
News: Sarofsky scales its editorial and VFX powers for "Ant-Man" Main-On-End TitlesMarvel's "Ant-Man" directed by Peyton Reed released this week on Blu-ray and video-on-demand, featuring main-on-end titles created by design-driven production company Sarofsky. Today, company principal and executive creative director Erin Sarofsky and her colleagues are very proud to detail their work on the project.
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"Halo 5: Guardians" Game Cinematic created by Axis Animation with Fusion Studio
News: "Halo 5: Guardians" Game Cinematic created by Axis Animation with Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that BAFTA award winning animation company Axis Animation has used Fusion Studio to complete compositing work on the opening cinematic for Microsoft’s new “Halo 5: Guardians” Xbox game in collaboration with 343 Industries.
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Comprimato adds JPEG2000 to Vizrt’s Viz Engine arsenal
Simple software upgrade adds Ultra HD-ready streaming format to leading realtime compositor and renderer
Comprimato, a JPEG2000 software codec toolkit provider today announced it has signed an agreement with leading media production tools provider, Vizrt. Comprimato’s JPEG2000 software encoder will be made available to thousands of installed Viz Engines. The combined solution will provide the capability to create JPEG2000 streams, including in Ultra HD, without additional hardware or external devices.
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Method Studios Creates Abstract Cinematics for "Call of Duty: Black Ops III"
News: Method Studios Creates Abstract Cinematics for "Call of Duty: Black Ops III"Supports Award-Winning Development Team at Treyarch to Further Immerse Players in the Series' Most Ambitious Narrative Available on Next Generation Platforms
The latest entry in award-winning developer Treyarch's blockbuster 'Black Ops' franchise, "Call of Duty®: Black Ops III," is set in a future world dominated by cutting-edge technology, where bio-technology and cybernetic enhancements have given rise to a new breed of Black Ops soldier. Method Studios collaborated with Treyarch to deliver state-of-the-art cinematics across 12 different scenes, each with an individual look and feel, as featured in the game’s story mode that’s available on next generation platforms.
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LipSync Post Provides Post Magic For Peter & Wendy
News: LipSync Post Provides Post Magic For Peter & WendyChristmas TV Movie benefits from extensive VFX work
LIPSYNCPost has provided over 145 shots of visual effects for Peter and Wendy, a TV film based on J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan directed by Diarmuid Lawrence and written by Adrian Hodges. Made in connection with Great Ormond Street Hospital, the TV movie is scheduled for broadcast on ITV over Christmas.
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Twist Director Matt Pittroff Goes For The Win With Associated Bank & The Green Bay Packers
News: Twist Director Matt Pittroff Goes For The Win With Associated Bank & The Green Bay PackersTwist Director Matt Pittroff sets a winning tone for Associated Bank’s new commercial. “Practice Leap” features enthusiastic fans receiving a Green Bay player as he leaps into the stands. However, with an empty stadium and pre-recorded cheers, the joyous moment is revealed to be practice in preparation for a real touchdown. Only the best effort is accepted to get ready for game day! Since 1919, Associated Bank has been trusted by the Green Bay Packers. Now fans can get ready for game day with the Green Bay Packer card. Pittroff and Associated Bank reminds the audience there is now more ways to go when you “Go Pack Go!”
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Dneg uses Clarisse on Mockingjay
News: Dneg uses Clarisse on MockingjayEarlier this month, the Isotropix Team attended Siggraph Asia, where we had the opportunity to have Eric Vezinet, Rendering Supervisor atDouble Negative, among our speaker lineup. In addition to his presentation, Eric took some time to answer our questions and kindly shared with us his experience with Clarisse in production at Double Negative Singapore.
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VFX Legion and the New Wave of Worldwide VFX
News: VFX Legion and the New Wave of Worldwide VFXVFX Legion is a post-production facility unlike any other in that, strictly speaking, there is no actual facility. Read on to learn how the world’s first fully remote visual effects vendor operates, and how tools like cineSync ensure a harmonious workflow, no matter the geographical distance.
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SGO's Ongoing Expansion Attracts Key Recruits - New Regional Sales Manager and Marketing Manager
News: SGO's Ongoing Expansion Attracts Key Recruits - New Regional Sales Manager and Marketing ManagerTech industry veteran Jose Luis Montero has been appointed as Regional Sales Manager for SGO's Latin American sector, where he will play an influential role in promoting Mistika. An accomplished sales manager with over 18-years experience of developing complex I.T. projects, along with his vast background in electronic engineering and extensive knowledge of the European and Latin American market, makes him the perfect fit for SGO. He is also an impressive linguist, with proficiency in fluent Spanish, English and Portuguese.
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Alex4D Animation Transitions Released on FxFactory
News: Alex4D Animation Transitions Released on FxFactoryIndependent developer, Alex Gollner introduces Alex4D Animation Transitions, his brand new plugin pack for Apple's Final Cut Pro X video editing software. Alex4D Animation Transitions is a kit that editors can use to instantly animate video clips, graphics, pictures and text. It allows users to use animation add character to logos, titles and other story elements in the Final Cut Pro X timeline. Alex4D Animation Transitions comes with 120 plugins and available on FxFactory.
Independent developer Alex Gollner has introduced Alex4D Animation Transitions, his brand new plugin pack for Apple's Final Cut Pro X video editing software. Alex4D Animation Transitions is a kit that editors can use to instantly animate video clips, graphics, pictures and text. It allows users to use animation add character to logos, titles and other story elements in the Final Cut Pro X timeline.
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KYOSHIN Unveils Mistika-Graded HDR-4K Content at InterBEE2015
SGO's Japanese Reseller Partner KYOSHIN Communications showcases the performance-leading Mistika colour-finishing post production system again at this year's InterBEE from 18 – 20 November in Tokyo.
On KYOSHIN's Booth (4201, Hall 4), two state-of-the-art Mistika systems will be on display to demonstrate stunning HDR 4K 60P content on Canon and SONY monitors. SKY Perfect TV’s HDR test broadcasting programme will also be seen for the first time on the eye-catching 24-inch 4K Canon monitor with a Hybrid Log Gamma.
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CoreMelt SliceX Free Gives FCP X Users Powerful Tracked Masking Tools For Free
News: CoreMelt SliceX Free Gives FCP X Users Powerful Tracked Masking Tools For FreePower of mocha tracked masks now available completely free to editors.
CoreMelt, a leading provider of advanced video plug-in effects for the editorial, compositing, design and visual effects communities, today announced the release of its SliceX Free product for Final Cut Pro X.
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SIXTY Ease Live Integrates with Vizrt's Viz Artist and Viz Trio for Interactive Graphics
News: SIXTY Ease Live Integrates with Vizrt's Viz Artist and Viz Trio for Interactive GraphicsTV Experience Company SIXTY announced that its Ease Live interactive graphics solution fully integrates with Vizrt’s Viz Artist and Viz Trio  for online and broadcast graphics applications.
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HBO's "Game of Thrones" Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio by Chainsaw's Joe Finley
Blackmagic Design today announced that Joe Finley of LA based post production facility Chainsaw, a SIM Group company, is grading HBO’s Emmy Award-winning series “Game of Thrones” with DaVinci Resolve Studio. Joe has graded the series with DaVinci Resolve Studio since 2012, and with season five’s finale in June, anticipations are already high for the season six premiere in 2016.
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Jack HSU Joins ASG Technical Services Team
News: Jack HSU Joins ASG Technical Services TeamAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, audio and film integration firm, today announced Jack Hsu has joined the company’s Technical Services Team, effective Aug. 17. Based in San Jose, he offers high-end support, as well as design and deployment, for a variety of systems and technologies.
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Zoic Adds Executive Producer Jeff Blodgett
News: Zoic Adds Executive Producer Jeff BlodgettCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added Jeff Blodgett as Executive Producer. Blodgett has over two decades of experience as an Executive Producer in VFX/Animation, with lengthy stints at top studios Sight Effects, Radium/Reel FX and Brickyard VFX. Blodgett joins currentvCommercial Division Executive Producers Ian Unterreiner and Matt Thunell. Over the past two years, Zoic has gained traction and put considerable resources into experiential work and advanced visualization research and development. The addition of Blodgett comes at a time of growth and further diversification of the studio that has offered award-winning visual effects and design for film, television and advertising since 2002.
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Boris FX Releases Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Avid
News: Boris FX Releases Boris Continuum Complete 10 for AvidNew BCC 10 plug-ins bring integrated mocha tracking and masking, new 3D titling, and advanced finishing tools to the Avid timeline.
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AJA Ki Pro Rack Helps Journalists Boogie w/ the Peanuts Gang On-Camera at TIFF
Entertainment journalists got a chance to boogie with the Peanuts gang this fall during Fox's press screening of "The Peanuts Movie" at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Los Angeles based visual effects company BlueScreen LLC, working with Junket Productions and Fox, oversaw the on-site shoot, which captured 60 journalists dancing on-camera to Meghan Trainor's new song from the movie's soundtrack "Feels Better When I'm Dancing." The footage was composited live with a CG scene featuring a Soul Train dance line style of Peanuts characters, played back via AJA Ki Pro Rack. Each take was then recorded to CF cards, which Fox sent to press ahead of the film's debut for use in on-air segments about the movie.
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MPC Brings Monsters to Life for Sony Pictures' Hit, Goosebumps: Creating VFX, VR Adventure & Title Sequence
News: MPC Brings Monsters to Life for Sony Pictures' Hit, Goosebumps: Creating VFX, VR Adventure & Title SequenceFor the #1 movie in America, Sony Pictures’ Goosebumps, the Moving Picture Company delivered a wide range of work that started with over 700 VFX shots for the film and went on to include the film’s creative title sequence and an in-theater Virtual Reality adventure.
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x10 Studio Uses Fusion Studio to Create In Game Cutscenes for "Monster Hunter 4G"
News: x10 Studio Uses Fusion Studio to Create In Game Cutscenes for "Monster Hunter 4G"Blackmagic Design today announced that Kyoto based x10 Studio (cross ten studio) used Fusion Studio for cutscenes of the popular hunting action game by Capcom, “Monster Hunter 4G.” 
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Hit Japanese Band [Alexandros]' New Music Video 'Dog 3' Shot with Blackmagic Cameras
Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic URSA, Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera were used to shoot the popular Japanese rock band [Alexandros]’ new music video “Dog 3.” Production of the music video was done by SEP Inc, a Tokyo based production company acclaimed for its high quality music video production.
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FuseFX Brings Penn State's Nittany Lion to Life for Emmy-Winning Image Spot
News: FuseFX Brings Penn State's Nittany Lion to Life for Emmy-Winning Image SpotFuseFX recently helped bring life one of the country’s most recognizable college icons. Penn State University’s Nittany Lion statue flexes its muscles and leaps from its stone pedestal in a national television commercial promoting the school and its students as “connected for life.” The 30-second ad, which airs during televised Penn State athletic events, won an Emmy Award from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. It earlier won a Telly Award.
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Japanese Firm Rhizomatiks Research Uses ATEM 2M/E Production Studio 4K and ATEM Production Studio 4K for 'Next World Live'
Blackmagic Design today announced that Rhizomatiks Research, a cutting edge design firm which has created various interactive artworks for clients such as NIKE and HONDA, used Blackmagic Design’s ATEM Production Studio 4K, ATEM 2M/E Production Studio 4K and SmartView Duo on NHK’s “Next World Live” music show.
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43 of the Fall Season¹s Biggest TV Shows Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and Software
Blackmagic Design today announced that numerous Blackmagic Design products, including digital film cameras, Fusion Studio visual effects and motion graphics software, DaVinci Resolve Studio color corrector and online editor and more, are being used to complete brand new and returning hit fall television shows.
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Filmworkers Partners with Top Directors for Effects-Driven Spots
News: Filmworkers Partners with Top Directors for Effects-Driven SpotsFilmworkers’ Rob Churchill, teams with directors Spike Lee, Hank Perlman, and Dave McNally on top brands
Filmworkers’ Rob Churchill has become the go-to visual effects wizard for some of the top directors in advertising. He recently joined director Spike Lee in placing actor Samuel L. Jackson into a series of swanky digital office sets. He teamed up with director David McNally of CoMPANY Films to save a businessman from a shark attack. And, for good measure, he helped Hungry Man director Hank Perlman relaunch the Coneheads into outer space.
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Method Studios Sets the Stage for "Halo 5: Guardians" with Apocalyptic Destruction in New TV Campaign
Working with Agency twofifteenmccann and Microsoft Xbox, Method Artists Deliver Complex Effects Introducing the Next Installment of the Halo Franchise
New commercials debuted this week for "Halo 5: Guardians" featuring devastation and destruction on a massive scale; scenes brought to life in part by extensive visual effects created by Method Studios in Los Angeles.
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SGO Captured the Attention of World-Class Creatives at IBC2015
News: SGO Captured the Attention of World-Class Creatives at IBC2015Mistika Sessions Engaged Audiences on all levels
The committed SGO team presented another inspirational experience at IBC with pure panache, sporting a striking stand, demonstrating that its Mistika and Mamba FX post production systems provide the only real differentiator for companies wanting to stand out from their competitors. High-profile creative professionals including leading broadcasters, colourists, compositors, post facilities and famous film studios paid the stand a visit to survey the very latest technology on display. The latest “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”and “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” trailers by Mistika customer Bad Robot, proved a big hit.
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A Beautiful Pigeon Steals the Show in Jet Blue's "Recurring Dream"
SOAR HIGH ABOVE THE CITY WITH A BLISSFUL BIRD IN JET BLUE’S NEW AD FROM MULLEN LOWE, SMUGGLER’S BRIAN BELETIC & MPC LA
In this Cinderella story, a pigeon dreams he is a graceful flyer joyously perusing the city from high above instead of from his usual lot on crowded sidewalks, dodging the feet of annoyed pedestrians. The beautiful star of Jet Blue’s “Recurring Dream” is a photo-real CG pigeon who reflects contentedly about the joys of flying in style, including perks like room to stretch out, having all amenities within reach and enjoying a welcoming environment. That story, very much an analogy for the perks of flying Jet Blue, was directed by Smuggler’s Brian Beletic who does fine work putting viewers shotgun for an aerial adventure, which even includes a flight pattern over a giant bird seed fountain. Working closely with Beletic and Jet Blue agency Mullen Lowe, MPC’s team created the happy flyer and crafted his seamless integration into the commercial’s clever story.
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GenArts, Inc. Announces the Release of Sapphire 9
News: GenArts, Inc. Announces the Release of Sapphire 9GenArts Inc., the leading global provider in specialized visual effects software, is excited to announce the release of Sapphire 9 today. This marks the shortest time elapsed between version releases in Sapphire's history, allowing active Upgrade and Support customers and current subscribers to upgrade to version 9 free of charge.
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LightWave 3D Group Announces Final 2D/3D Crossgrade and Upgrade Opportunity for LightWave 2015
News: LightWave 3D Group Announces Final 2D/3D Crossgrade and Upgrade Opportunity for LightWave 2015Until September 30, 2015, add LightWave 2015 to any creative pipeline and save on future LightWave upgrades
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One Fine Day Sets L.A. Ablaze in Launch Trailer for “Fear the Walking Dead” on AMC
News: One Fine Day Sets L.A. Ablaze in Launch Trailer for “Fear the Walking Dead” on AMCCreative studio One Fine Day (OFD) recently produced the trailer for “Fear the Walking Dead,” a spin-off of AMC's hit series “The Walking Dead.” The :30 film went viral, kicking off what became the No.1-rated cable series launch of all time.
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Zoic Adds Seasoned VFX Supervisor Stephan Fleet
News: Zoic Adds Seasoned VFX Supervisor Stephan FleetCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added veteran VFX supervisor Stephan Fleet. With a diverse background in VFX and digital media, he has held posts as a visual effects supervisor for such top TV titles as “Extant,” “The Whispers” and “Scorpion.” Fleet comes to Zoic from Encore Hollywood, where he served as Executive Creative Director, helming the creative on VFX for the studio’s projects. Fleet will work on projects across Zoic’s Culver City, New York City and Vancouver studios.
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SGO's Mamba FX Integration with Boris Graffiti brings Endless Opportunities for Artists
News: SGO's Mamba FX Integration with Boris Graffiti brings Endless Opportunities for ArtistsIn partnership with Boris FX, SGO confirms integration of the popular titling and motion graphics plug-in, Boris Graffiti, with Mamba FX V2.5 for Windows. Mac and Linux are to follow suit
Boris FX is a prominent developer of visual effects, titling, video editing, and workflow tools for broadcast, post-production, and film professionals. Boris FX products have grown to serve over a million artists worldwide. Mamba FX is a high performance, node-based compositing platform which comes with a large range of filters and effects. These can be combined to create an infinite variety of looks and styles. Adding these effects to the very flexible Boris Graffiti, gives creative artists the possibilities to produce limitless styles of text and graphics.
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FuseFX Team Wins Emmy Award for "American Horror Story"
News: FuseFX Team Wins Emmy Award for "American Horror Story"FuseFX won a 2015 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role for their work on American Horror Story: Freak Show, episode “Edward Mordrake, Part 2.”
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Cognition Makes Major Investment in Mistika Finishing Technology
News: Cognition Makes Major Investment in Mistika Finishing TechnologyStudio purchases six finishing and grading systems as part of its multi-million dollar expansion. Senior Colorist Mike Eaves uses Mistika to grade indie feature “Opening Night.”
Cognition, the recently launched hybrid post production facility, has purchased six powerful Mistika systems from SGO. The package includes two top-end 4K color grading and mastering systems, two assist workstations and two laptop systems for on-set and near-set use. The company has also acquired an SGO high-speed SAN. The installation is part of an ambitious, multi-million dollar facility expansion that will include a pair of highly spec’d DCI grading theaters, expanded visual effects resources and creative production workspace.
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Rodeo FX Wins Second Straight Emmy Award for VFX on Game of Thrones
Outstanding Special Visual Effects Award for Work on Season 5
For the second straight year Rodeo FX has won a prestigious Emmy Award for its contribution to the visual effects on Game of Thrones. The VFX studio took home the award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for “The Dance of Dragons”, the ninth episode of Season 5 of the most popular series on HBO. Acting as one of the main visual effects vendors on the show, Rodeo FX continues to build on its partnership with the VFX team at HBO.
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Vitec Videocom, Vizrt and Ncam Agree To Partnership
News: Vitec Videocom, Vizrt and Ncam Agree To PartnershipWill bolster global reach of Ncam’s real-time virtual camera tracking technology
Vitec Videocom, the Broadcast Division of the Vitec Group plc, has partnered with Vizrt to bolster the global reach of Ncam’s real-time virtual camera tracking technology. The agreement is effective immediately.
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Broadcast Pix Welcomes Kevin Prince as New President and CEO
News: Broadcast Pix Welcomes Kevin Prince as New President and CEOBroadcast Pix™ today announced Kevin Prince will join the company as President and CEO, as well as a member of the Board of Directors, effective Oct. 1. He will succeed Steve Ellis, who has been instrumental in the company’s success over the past 30 months and personally led the recruitment efforts for Prince.
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Rodeo FX Nominated for Emmy Award for Game of Thrones Season 5
Building Imaginative Environments from the Ground Up
Rodeo FX completed nearly 200 visual effects shots for Season 5 of Game of Thrones for which it has, once again, been nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects. The VFX studio used its expertise in animation, digital matte painting, and crowd simulation to create key sequences from scratch, including the destruction of the Harpy statue atop the Meereen temple, the eerie Smoking Sea of Valyria, and the ancient city of Volantis. Rodeo FX has extended and deepened its work for the show, for which it won an Emmy for Season 4.
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Bluefish444 Announces Support for Adobe Creative Cloud 2015
4K/2K/HD/SD SDI Input and Output support for 2015 Release of Adobe Video Applications
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announces all new Mac OSX platform support for Adobe Premiere(r) Pro CC and Adobe After Effects(r) CC, key video apps included in Adobe Creative Cloud(r). Bluefish444 will demonstrate the company's "second to none" integration with Adobe Creative Cloud at IBC Show 2015 with Live 4K Capture and Playback in a portable workstation.
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