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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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Zoic Opens New York Studio, Adds EP Colleen Bachman
News: Zoic Opens New York Studio, Adds EP Colleen BachmanEmmy-winning visual effects house Zoic Studios has opened its new New York studio, led by veteran VFX producer Colleen Bachman as Executive Producer. The 3,000 square foot Hell’s Kitchen facility will handle VFX and flame finishing for projects across TV, commercials, films, games and experiential. The studio will leverage Zoic’s robust in-house pipeline to collaborate with both the Los Angeles and Vancouver offices. Upcoming projects through the commercial division include campaigns for Grey and Hasbro. The episodic division is working on a diverse slate of series, including the Season 4 of Cinemax’s “Banshee,” the debut season of the Cinemax drama “Quarry” and NBC’s new drama series “Blindspot.”
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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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Boris Continuum Complete 10 delivers powerful mocha tracking & masking tools to Avid & Adobe Editors.
News: Boris Continuum Complete 10 delivers powerful mocha tracking & masking tools to Avid & Adobe Editors.Boris FX / Imagineer to Showcase New Tools for Visual Effects and Image Restoration at IBC 2015 (Booth 7.K29)
Boris FX™, the leading developer in VFX and workflow solutions for film and video, and Imagineer Systems, the Academy Award-winning developer of mocha® Planar Tracking tools, will showcase the newest versions of flagship products Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) and mocha Pro at IBC on September 11-15, 2015 at the RAI Amsterdam, Netherlands in booth 7.K29.
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IBC News: Visual Research Inc. Relies on Matrox X.mio3 LP SDI
KarismaCG 4K character generators to be showcased at IBC2015
Matrox® Video today announced that Korean video equipment manufacturer Visual Research Inc. (VRi) has chosen Matrox X.mio3 LP SDI cards to power its KarismaCG 4K 3D character generators. At IBC2015 (Amsterdam, Sept. 11–15), VRi products will be presented on stand 7.D05. Matrox products will be shown on stand 7.B29.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8 Public Beta is Available
Blackmagic Design today announced the public beta of the free version of Fusion 8, the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website. This beta is for the free version of Fusion 8 and is available for both Mac OS X and Windows.
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Press Release: Media 100 Launches Free Educational Licensing
Includes Boris RED 3D titling and VFX plug-in for Media 100 and Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac
Boris FX™, the leading developer of visual effects and post-production solutions for film and video, and MacVideo Promo, a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for Mac video editors, announce a limited-time program that provides free, perpetual Media 100 site licenses to qualified educational institutions. In addition, limited-time discounted pricing is available for qualified students and educators.
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Rising Sun Pictures Offers Course in Compositing for Feature Films
News: Rising Sun Pictures Offers Course in Compositing for Feature FilmsAspiring visual effects artists will have an opportunity to learn the basics of compositing through a new course offered by Rising Sun Pictures. Introduction to Compositing for Feature Films will be taught by RSP Senior Compositor Paul Kirwan, whose more than two dozen film credits include Gravity, The Great Gatsby, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
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Mistika Reveals Future-Proof Innovation at BIRTV 2015
News: Mistika Reveals Future-Proof Innovation at BIRTV 2015China International Exhibition Center, 6 Beisanhuan East Road, Chaoyang District, 100028, Beijing, China
In partnership with Altec, SGOis showcasing Mistika'slatest innovative capabilities at BIRTV again this year on booth 8B16 from 26 – 29 August at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. The very latestversion of a 4K-HDR-capable Mistika system with a sleek Mistika Precisionfinishing control surface will be on display,including its full array of stunning grading features to make the most ofHDR technologies. A whole new media management sub-system is launching too, along with exciting new upgrades that allow transparent migration between colour spaces. View the recent Mistika 8.5 updates at www.sgo.es
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MPC LA NEWS: 5 New 3D Artists Hired, 1 Promoted
Burris, Tucker, Saavedra, Broussard, Maude & Trippe Add Major Firepower to MPC LA Advertising 3D Division
In response to new business growth driven by its diverse offering across VFX, VR and color, and industry recognition of excellence most recently with AICP and Cannes honors, MPC Los Angeles is pleased to announce the new hires of five industry-leading artists to its Advertising 3D division.
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SGO's IBC 2015 Press Release - Stand A11, Hall 6 - SGO Presents Inspiring Sessions at IBC2015
SGO Presents Inspiring Sessions at IBC2015
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China Digital Video to Demonstrate New Matrox-based 4K Graphics Production Systems and 16-Channel HD Ingest Server at BIRTV2015
News: China Digital Video to Demonstrate New Matrox-based 4K Graphics Production Systems and 16-Channel HD Ingest Server at BIRTV2015Matrox® Video today announced that video equipment manufacturer China Digital Video (Beijing) Limited (CDV) has chosen the X.mio3 SDI video card as the heart of its new Mariana5D-4K online graphics system and its A10-4K character generator. The company has also chosen Matrox DSX LE4 LP low-profile, half-length SDI I/O cards for its new X-Recorder multi-channel ingest system.
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Introducing Postgenie, an Innovative a La Carte Approach to Post-Production
News: Introducing Postgenie, an Innovative a La Carte Approach to Post-ProductionDecreasing costs of hardware and software in the film industry have made it easy for anyone to access the tools to shoot and edit a commercial, corporate communications piece, short film, or feature. What's often missing in that equation is the experience to finish a piece in a high quality manner, or even to meet broadcast, web or exhibition standards. Postgenie aims to solve that problem by providing an easy and cost effective online solution. Simply upload individual shots or an entire video to have it color-graded or retouched by talented and experienced professionals.
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FuseFX Artists Garner Emmy Nominations for "Marvel's Agents of of S.H.I.E.L.D” and “American Horror Story”
News: FuseFX Artists Garner Emmy Nominations for "Marvel's Agents of  of S.H.I.E.L.D” and “American Horror Story”FuseFX Artists Garner Emmy Nominations for “Marvel’s Agents
Artists from FuseFX received two nominations in visual effects categories in the 67th Emmy® Awards.
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Boris FX and Imagineer Systems to Preview New VFX Tools at SIGGRAPH 2015
News: Boris FX and Imagineer Systems to Preview New VFX Tools at SIGGRAPH 2015Special guest artists to demo Boris Continuum Complete 10 and mocha Pro 5
Boris FX™, the leading developer in VFX and workflow solutions for film and video, and Imagineer Systems, the Academy Award-winning developer of mocha® Planar Tracking tools, will showcase the newest versions of flagship products Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) and mocha Pro at SIGGRAPH on August 11-13, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in booth 312.
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VFX Breakdown Video released for Teenage Popstar Girl
Underdog Entertainment releases Behind the Scenes VFX Video of the Robot-nspired Music Video
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PR: Mirada creates custom VR tech for multi-user experience
News: PR: Mirada creates custom VR tech for multi-user experienceUnique VR Experience is First to Sync Six Viewers Wirelessly and Offer Real-Time Vision-Distorting Effects To Heighten Suspense
Mirada recently partnered with Headcase and ad agency Digital Kitchen to create an immersive VR experience to promote season two of FX’s hit horror drama “The Strain,” developed by Mirada co-founder Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan.
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Bridging oceans: How new tools are changing remote production
News: Bridging oceans: How new tools are changing remote productionVFX from a tropical paradise
VFX from a tropical paradise Technology has changed the world of post-production, not just in terms of the work produced, but in the way that work is approached. The proliferation of high-speed internet; the continuous move towards a cloud-based workflow; and tools like Skype – and, of course, cineSync – have allowed post-production teams to spread out, often working countries and even continents apart on the very same projects. Technology has seen the post-production world expand and yet grow tighter and more interconnected all at once.
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PEOPLE NEWS: Zoic Adds Seasoned VFX Supervisor Jeff Wozniak
News: PEOPLE NEWS: Zoic Adds Seasoned VFX Supervisor Jeff WozniakILM veteran will lead newly launched New York studio
Culver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added veteran VFX supervisor Jeff Wozniak. With nearly two decades of experience in VFX, he got his start at ILM and has worked on such acclaimed films as Star Wars Episode I, II, and III, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Avatar, the Transformers Trilogy and Marvel’s The Avengers. Wozniak will be helming Zoic’s newly launched New York studio that will service projects across all divisions: features, episodic, commercials and gaming. The NYC studio will leverage the studio’s robust in-house pipeline to collaborate with both the Culver City and Vancouver offices.
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Zoic Adds Seasoned VFX Supervisor Jeff Wozniak
News: Zoic Adds Seasoned VFX Supervisor Jeff WozniakCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added veteran VFX supervisor Jeff Wozniak. With nearly two decades of experience in VFX, he got his start at ILM and has worked on such acclaimed films as Star Wars Episode I, II, and III, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Avatar, the Transformers Trilogy and Marvel’s The Avengers. Wozniak will be helming Zoic’s newly launched New York studio that will service projects across all divisions: features, episodic, commercials and gaming. The NYC studio will leverage the studio’s robust in-house pipeline to collaborate with both the Culver City and Vancouver offices.
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Edit 1 Produces/Posts Visually Stunning New Music
Looking to showcasetheir full palette of talent and creative services, NYC-based studio Edit 1, perhaps best known for their work in test commercials and pre-visualization, has put its creative imprimatur on the new music video “Bayonet” from “electropop songstress” BECA.
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Encore VFX Congratulates 'The Flash' Team on Emmy Nom
News: Encore VFX Congratulates 'The Flash' Team on Emmy NomEncore VFX artists were recognized today with Emmy® Award nominations for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for work on The CW Series “The Flash.” The nominees include VFX Supervisor Armen Kevorkian, VFX Producer James Baldanzi, Associate VFX Supervisor Keith Hamakawa, Animation Supervisor Jason Shulman, 3D Supervisor Stefan Bredereck, 3D Character Artist Kurt Smith, 3D Artist Lorenzo Mastrobuono, Compositing Supervisor Andranik Taranyan and Lead Compositing Artist Gevork Babityan. Winners will be revealed at the primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony, which will air Saturday, September 19 at 8pm ET/PT on FXX.
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Visual Voodoo With Blackmagic Design At The July Editors' Lounge
Demonstrations on the latest features in DaVinci Resolve and Fusion Studio
Join the Editors’ Lounge on Friday, July 31st for a night dedicated to the latest versions of Blackmagic Design’s flagship studio software: DaVinci Resolve 12 and Fusion 7 Studio. The event will be held at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave., Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506. RSVP is required to attend. http://www.editorslounge.com
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32TEN Studios Created Multiple Practical Effects for Blockbuster Jurassic World
Record-setting blockbuster features a number of practical shots that were designed, built, and filmed at 32TEN Studios in San Rafael, CA
Universal Pictures’ record-breaking blockbuster Jurassic World features a number of practical shots that were designed, built, and filmed at 32TEN Studios in San Rafael, CA.
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Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading Theater
News: Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading TheaterFacility completes major expansion to support feature and television projects with UHD post services.
Pixel Underground, a SIM Group company, has completed a major facility expansion that includes the addition of a cinema-style 4K grading theatre. The new construction, which also includes a 4K online finishing suite, places the company at the leading edge in color grading and finishing services for motion pictures and television.
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Rodeo FX Delivers Escape Sequence for Tomorrowland
News: Rodeo FX Delivers Escape Sequence for TomorrowlandCombining Practical Elements with CGI for a Realistic Look
Rodeo FX completed 50 visual effects shots for the latest Brad Bird movie, Tomorrowland, including digital matte painting, bluescreen compositing, scene enhancements, CG effects and simulation, and a thrilling sequence in which the central characters escape in a rocket-propelled bathtub pod moments before their farmhouse explodes. Partnering once again with ILM, Rodeo FX combined digital effects and miniatures shot in-house to deliver visual effects for a magical and futuristic world.
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Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading Theater
News: Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading TheaterFacility completes major expansion to support feature and television projects with UHD post services.
Pixel Underground, a SIM Group company, has completed a major facility expansion that includes the addition of a cinema-style 4K grading theatre. The new construction, which also includes a 4K online finishing suite, places the company at the leading edge in color grading and finishing services for motion pictures and television.
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Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading Theater
News: Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading TheaterFacility completes major expansion to support feature and television projects with UHD post services.
Pixel Underground, a SIM Group company, has completed a major facility expansion that includes the addition of a cinema-style 4K grading theatre. The new construction, which also includes a 4K online finishing suite, places the company at the leading edge in color grading and finishing services for motion pictures and television.
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20th Century Fox’s Comedy ‘Spy’ Composited with Fusion Studio by Flash Film Works
News: 20th Century Fox’s Comedy ‘Spy’ Composited with Fusion Studio by Flash Film WorksBlackmagic Design today announced that Hollywood based VFX company Flash Film Works used Fusion Studio for its compositing work on 20th Century Fox’s comedy hit “Spy.” Fusion Studio was used by Compositing Supervisor Jeremy Nelson and his team for their compositing work, including perfecting car chase scenes, helicopter stunts and intricate fight scenes.
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NEW WORK: Zoic Studios Takes a Prehistoric Joyride for Trolli
Culver City, CA-based VFX shop Zoic Studios takes off on a blissful dinosaur adventure in the new :30 “Dino Trip” for Trolli out of Periscope, Minneapolis, MN. The spot features a peculiar man gleefully going about his day-to-day life while strapped to a T-Rex, making a supermarket run, going to work, going for a walk in the park, and taking a romantic stroll on the beach, all while blissfully unaware of the odd nature of his transportation. Click HERE to view the spot. The spot is the continuation of a campaign that launched in April, which included the :30 “Sour Brite Crawler Minis” and the :15 “Feed Your Sour Tooth” that aired in May 2015.
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Tokyo Sound Production Sets its Olympian 2020-Vision on Mistika
News: Tokyo Sound Production Sets its Olympian 2020-Vision on MistikaTeam already making full use of the system's versatility and wide ranging toolsets to service its clients' immediate demands
Japan's well-established and reputable post facility Tokyo Sound Production (TSP) made the recent forward-thinking move by upgrading to SGO's Mistika post production system to boost their broadcast projects.
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Xsens’ MVN Wearable Motion-Capture Systems Helps Push Universal Pictures and MRC’s Ted 2 VFX to New Heights
Lightweight Inertial Capture Suits Let the Production Company Lay Down Ted’s Performance Live on Set
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Blackmagic Design Products Used to Complete Some of the Summer's Biggest Films
Blackmagic Design today announced that a variety of its products were used on some of the summer season’s biggest blockbusters and most anticipated films. DPs, VFX artists and colorists around the world continue to rely on Blackmagic Design to help deliver professional results.
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MAXON Cinema 4D VFX and Animation Artistry on Avengers: Age of Ultron
Cantina Creative and Territory Studio’s Fictional UI Designs Leverage Powerful 3D Toolset For Enhanced Visual Realism and Complexity
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced that preeminent creative, design and visual effects studios – Los Angeles-based Cantina Creative and London-based Territory Studio – leveraged its cornerstone 3D software solution, Cinema 4D, as a pivotal digital content creation tool to create numerous visual effects to advance story point elements that appear throughout Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron superhero film sequel.
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Wolf Hall - How LipSync Post rebuilt Tudor London
Based on the Hilary Mantel novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, the six-part BBC miniseries Wolf Hall transports viewers to a meticulously recreated vision of 16th-century London. Here, the implacable Thomas Cromwell must seek a way to annul the 20-year marriage between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, despite heavy opposition from The Pope and the entire continent of Europe.
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Method Studios Demolishes Downtown LA in "San Andreas"
News: Method Studios Demolishes Downtown LA in "San Andreas"90 Method artists complete 247 complex visual effects shots including Los Angeles earthquake
The action thriller "San Andreas," now in theaters, is packed with catastrophic destruction, achieved in part through 247 complex visual effects shots executed by Method Studios facilities. As one of the main visual effects vendors on the film, Method was responsible for the entire downtown Los Angeles sequence, in which an earthquake decimates the city, and also contributed to the San Francisco sequence.
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SGO's Mistika Air Packs a Powerful Punch at SMPTE15
News: SGO's Mistika Air Packs a Powerful Punch at SMPTE15Mistika Air takes Broadcast Creativity and Workflow to new Heights at SMPTE15 14 – 17 July 2015 – BOOTH D4 - HORDERN PAVILION, MOORE PARK, SYDNEY
SGO’s Asia Pacific Reseller Partner, Mojo Media Solutions features the innovative Mistika Air post production system in Australia at next month’s SMPTE15 exhibition [Booth D4], being held from 14 - 17 July at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney's Moore Park.
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KUNG FURY - the making of one renegade cop's quest for justice
The creation of Kung Fury – one renegade cop’s righteous quest to uphold law and order
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Carbon 3D : A RealFlow Case Study
a viscous fluid elegantly interacting with intricately detailed ‘buckyball’ geometry, the challenge was intense.a viscous fluid elegantly interacting with intricately detailed ‘buckyball’ geometry, the challenge was intense.
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Telestream Ships New Lightspeed K80 Server for Vantage Products
News: Telestream Ships New Lightspeed K80 Server for Vantage ProductsLatest technologies accelerate throughput, offering significant productivity gains
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced that the new Lightspeed K80 Server is now available from Telestream’s worldwide network of direct enterprise sales and resellers.
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Media 100 Announces Yosemite Support, New $99 Pricing
Fast, Professional, Easy-to-Use Video Editing for Mac OS X. Try it Free for 60 Days.
Boris FX™, the leading developer of visual effects and post-production solutions for film and video, and MacVideo Promo, a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for Mac video editors, announces Media 100 Suite Version 2.1.6 - fast, professional, and easy-to-use video editing software for Mac OS X. The v2.1.6 release adds support for Mac OS X 10.10 (“Yosemite”) and is available at a new breakthrough price of $99 USD.
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Boris FX Names Stephen Hayes Director of Business Development
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, announces the appointment of Stephen Hayes to Director of Business Development, worldwide. Hayes will oversee key user markets, end user and reseller engagement, industry event presence, and help direct overall business goals.
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SynthEyes Makes Tracks for Linux
News: SynthEyes Makes Tracks for Linux3-D Tracker now a 3-P Tracker: Linux, OS X, and Windows
The SynthEyes 3-D tracking application completes a triple-header with the introduction of its Linux version by developer Andersson Technologies LLC, joining the existing Windows and Mac OS X versions.
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Blackmagic Design Fusion 8 Intro Tutorial: Fusion ReactorBlackmagic Design Fusion 8 Intro Tutorial: Fusion Reactor
Blackmagic Design Fusion has long been known as an incredibly powerful node-based 3D compositing and VFX environment, responsible for some of the most indelible cinematic imagery of our time. Tokyo Productions Creative Director Simon Ubsdell has been a Fusion fan and user for years, and here provides a dramatic introduction to Fusion's interface and toolset, as well as a closer look at the motion graphics prowess in Fusion that you may not have been expecting!
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Introducing Ultron: Trixter Builds The AvengersIntroducing Ultron: Trixter Builds The Avengers' Biggest Bad
At the heart of Marvel's biggest Avengers movie yet lies their greatest threat yet: Ultron, a self-constructing robot intelligence bent on destroying all of humanity. Munich's boutique-scale Trixter Film was given the critical task of introducing this epic-scale character, which they undertook from concept art through design, mocap, animation, compositing, and output.
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3D Dance Show in After Effects3D Dance Show in After Effects
When Ari Grunzeweig needed to create a dynamic promo, he turned to a remarkable combination of keyed footage, particles, and the dynamic 3D compositing and cameras in Adobe After Effects to build a virtual world exploding with dance and light. Take a look to see how to build your own 3D world in After Effects.
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Apple Motion 5 has many powerful compositing and graphics features, but its 3D feature set is, alas, limited. (For those keeping score, it's only 2.5D). Simon Ubsdell applies his his VFX and motion graphics expertise to cleverly working around those limitations by exploiting the best of Motion's behaviors, filters, lights, cameras, blend modes, refractions, and more -- along with everything you'll need to customize the effect to your liking, and to deepen your own Motion skills.
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Introducing Postgenie, an Innovative a La Carte Approach to Post-Production
Outpost Pictures introduces Postgenie( https://outpostpictures.tv/postgenie/ ), a new web-based post-production tool that provides editors with customized shot cleanup and color grading right on the web -- no office visit necessary. Decreasing costs of hardware and software in the film industry have made it easy for anyone to access the tools...
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Teach Your Children Well, Teach them Avid
Avid is the NLE tool of choice for Hollywood, Broadcast Television, Film Makers and Post Production facilities. While other NLEs may claim to be used for a few select programs, almost every Oscar and Emmy winning program was cut on an Avid. Being an Avid editor still means something, and...
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SRF creates original content for broadcast coverage
Swiss broadcasting company uses Adobe Creative Cloud to create show openers for top sports event coverage Earlier this year, we interviewed Patrick Arnecke, head of design and promotion for Swiss Radio and Television (SRF) about the new opener the broadcaster created for its coverage of the Sotchi winter games. Since...
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In this tutorial carrying on from the tutorial on Compositing Modes, Andrew Devis shows how Checkerboards, Color Gradients and Solid Color events can be used inside Sony Vegas Pro.
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