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Shotgun Provides Plug-and-Play Production Tracking and Review for Indie Stop Motion Short “Mermaids on Mars”
Athena Studios is an Emeryville, Calif-based full service production and animation studio. The studio has been creating films, video and multimedia projects for over 20 years, and is currently producing a stop-motion short called Mermaids on Mars. The short is based on a book by Nancy Guettier, directed by Jon V. Peters and features the work of artists whose credits include stop motion films Coraline, James and the Giant Peach and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
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Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion Studio
News: Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Fusion Studio was used by VFX house Doc & A Soc to construct some of the most complex visual effects in Matthew Vaughn’s latest worldwide cinema release “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”
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Alkemy X Talks Creative Behind 'The Leftovers.'
News: Alkemy X Talks Creative Behind 'The Leftovers.'The Leftovers Move Forward
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Blackmagic URSA and Production Camera 4K Used on Opening Title for ‘Doctors 3’
Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K were used to shoot the opening titles of the third season of the popular Japanese drama series on Asahi TV, “Doctors 3.” Production for the opening titles was done by Tokyo based Helmet Inc.
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LightWave 2015 Get the Love Crossgrade Launches
News: LightWave 2015 Get the Love Crossgrade LaunchesFor a limited time, add the powerful, easy-to-use modeling, rendering and animation tools in LightWave 3D to any creative pipeline at an exclusive price
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., is offering a $695 crossgrade price for a full license of LightWave 2015 software to current owners of all other 2D and 3D software programs for only $695, a savings of $300 over the current $995 (USD) retail price of LightWave. The $695 crossgrade offer is set to end February 20, 2015. Details of the offer are available at www.lightwave3d.com/crossgrade_promo.
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Marshland Wins TEN Goya Awards
News: Marshland Wins TEN Goya AwardsVersatility, power and technological innovation all in one system - Everything went like clockwork from start to finish with Mistika.”
Confirming its well-deserved place as Spain's film of the year with a coveted Best Picture Goya, Marshland , post produced entirely using SGO's Mistika, has won TEN Goya® Awards.
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NEWS: Zoic Teams up with Industrial Toys for the Launch of Mobile Shooter 'Midnight Star'
News: NEWS: Zoic Teams up with Industrial Toys for the Launch of Mobile Shooter 'Midnight Star'For the launch of the highly anticipated mobile sci-fi shooter Midnight Star, Culver City-based visual effects shop Zoic Studios has partnered with independent game studio Industrial Toys to enhance the visual experience for this immersive adventure. This is Industrial Toys’ debut title, having launched by Bungie co-founder Alex Seropian in 2012 to create great mobile games for core gamers.
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NY's WorleyWorks Adds Verve and Vivacity with Mistika Precision
News: NY's WorleyWorks Adds Verve and Vivacity with Mistika PrecisionAArmadillo supplies Mistika Precision Panels for Expanding Grading Department
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Frankie helps Qoros cars take centre stage in Chinese desert
When your Los Angeles base of operations sits just off the world famous Hollywood Boulevard, you don't need to go far to get the best possible locations for your projects. Even so, Ingenuity Engine opted to take their project for Qoros Automotive to the car company's homeland of China.
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Intelligent Creatures Uses Fusion Studio For Visual Effects For “Orphan Black”
Blackmagic Design today announced that Toronto based visual effects shop Intelligent Creatures is using Fusion Studio to complete VFX for the hit show “Orphan Black.” VFX work for the show will now include extensive effects for the new season of the show.
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SynthEyes 1502 3-D Tracker Refreshes for Fusion
Enhanced Support for Blackmagic Design's Fusion 7 Compositing App
Andersson Technologies LLC has announced SynthEyes 1502, the latest version of its 3-D tracking and match-moving application for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
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Awards News - Marshland leads the Spanish Academy with 17 Goyas
News: Awards News - Marshland leads the Spanish Academy with 17 GoyasPost produced entirely using SGO's Mistika, suspense thriller Marshland is Spain's film of the year, nominated for seventeen Goya Awards. Best Special Effects nominee for his role as colorist and digital effects supervisor, Juan Ventura Pecellín remarked, Mistika's impressive capabilities helped us to achieve a 100% realistic look which was nothing less than spectacular.”
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Sundance Film “Being Evel” Completed Using Blackmagic Cameras, Teranex and DaVinci Resolve
News: Sundance Film “Being Evel” Completed Using Blackmagic Cameras, Teranex and DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that the film “Being Evel” was shot using Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, and post production was completed using Teranex 2D Processors and DaVinci Resolve. Co created by “Jackass” star Johnny Knoxville, along with director, co creator and Oscar winner Daniel Junge, the documentary will make its world premier at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
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HitFilm 3 Pro - the only all-in-one editing, 3D and VFX software
Cutting edge post-production product released today
HitFilm 3 Pro, the latest video editing and visual effects software from FXHOME, is available to order today from hitfilm.com for just $299 (£229).
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Panasonic Expands News And Production Applications For Aj-PX270 P2 HD Handheld With Free Firmware Upgrade
News: Panasonic Expands News And Production Applications For Aj-PX270 P2 HD Handheld With Free Firmware UpgradePanasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for its popular AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld that incorporates a new codec (AVC-Intra Class200), full HD streaming and automatic contents transfer, and new recording formats, all enhancing production and remote newsgathering.
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HitFilm 3 Pro - the only all-in-one editing, 3D and VFX software
HitFilm 3 Pro, the latest video editing and visual effects software from FXHOME, is available to order today from hitfilm.com for just $299 .
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2015 Board of Directors Officers; Mike Chambers Elected as Board Chair
News: Visual Effects Society Announces its 2015 Board of Directors Officers; Mike Chambers Elected as Board ChairMike Chambers Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2015 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2015 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was elected as Board Chair.
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NEWS: Visual Effects Society Announces Nominees for 13th Annual VES Awards
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Leads the Feature Film Nominations; Big Hero 6 and The Boxtrolls are Top Animated Film Contenders; Game of Thrones Leads the Broadcast Field
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, announced the nominees for the 13th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on-the-keys artists who bring this work to life. Nominees were selected by VES members via events hosted by its nine sections - Australia, Bay Area, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, New Zealand, Toronto and Vancouver. The VES Awards will be held on February 4th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Muse VFX Installs Fusion 7 Studio in Its Hollywood Pipeline
News: Muse VFX Installs Fusion 7 Studio in Its Hollywood PipelineBlackmagic Design today announced that Muse VFX has expanded its Fusion pipeline to include Fusion 7 Studio. Fusion 7 Studio will be used for VFX on all of Muse VFX’s projects, including CBS’s “NCIS” and “NCIS: New Orleans,” as well as MTV's “Teen Wolf” hit television shows.
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Brewster Parsons Takes On "Brave Frontier" For Gumi & Ignited
News: Brewster Parsons Takes On "Brave Frontier" For Gumi & IgnitedBrewster Parsons, the award-winning visual effects, CG & design studio, launched a new 30-second commercial for gumi Inc.’s hit mobile role-playing game (RPG) “Brave Frontier.” Collaborating closely with both ad agency Ignited in Los Angeles and client gumi Inc. in Tokyo, Japan, the team at Brewster Parsons stretched creatively to design a unique “Western Anime” look for the new project.
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Boris FX to Acquire Imagineer Systems to Form Visual Effects Developer Powerhouse
News: Boris FX to Acquire Imagineer Systems to Form Visual Effects Developer PowerhouseStrategic acquisition merges leading visual effects software developer with Academy Award-winning creator of motion tracking and rotoscoping tools
Boris FX, the expert in integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Imagineer Systems Ltd., the UK-based developer of the exclusive Planar Tracking™ and masking tools.
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Thinkbox Software Launches Deadline 7
News: Thinkbox Software Launches Deadline 7Flexible Built-in Cloud Support Lets Users Leverage Private and Public Resources
Thinkbox Software today announced that Deadline 7 is now available across platforms. The latest version of the scalable high-volume compute management solution boasts built-in VMX (Virtual Machine Extension) capabilities, which allow artists, architects and engineers to harness resources in both public and private clouds.
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Press Release: SolidAnim Races with "The Crew"
SolidAnim, a company specializing in 3D animation for visual effects for film, television and video games, announced its motion capture technology was utilized for Ubisoft's latest video game, The Crew.
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FuseFX Expands to New York and Vancouver
News: FuseFX Expands to New York and VancouverRapidly growing visual effects studio is currently servicing nearly three dozen television shows and feature films including “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, “American Horror Story” and “The Blacklist”
FuseFX, which provides visual effects services for television, features and commercials, the former including Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and American Horror Story has opened full-scale production facilities in New York and Vancouver.
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PR: humble and Occam Create 10-Year Anniv. Brand Film for Mozilla Firefox
News: PR: humble and Occam Create 10-Year Anniv. Brand Film for Mozilla FirefoxBicoastal creative studio humble and ad agency Occam recently teamed to create a :75 brand manifesto film for Mozilla Firefox to mark its tenth anniversary.
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Imagineer Systems Celebrates a Successful Year with Annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale
News: Imagineer Systems Celebrates a Successful Year with Annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday SaleFrom November 26 through December 1, receive 30% off all mocha Pro sales, including all upgrades from bundled versions plus node-locked and floating licenses
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LightWave 2015 Unveiled at New Price
News: LightWave 2015 Unveiled at New PriceOpens the door for greater creative workflow for 3D artists and designers, highlighting advanced Bullet Dynamics, Genoma 2 advanced character rigging, Importance Sampling for architectural and product visualization and much more
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., opens the door to a new era of creativity for artists, animators and designers working in 3D with the release of LightWave 2015 3D software for Windows and Mac operating systems.
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GenArts, Inc. Announces the Public Beta for Sapphire 8
News: GenArts, Inc. Announces the Public Beta for Sapphire 8GenArts, Inc. is excited to announce the release of the Sapphire 8 public beta. The public beta allows everyone -- both new and current Sapphire users -- to experience version 8 before its mid-December release.
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Hooligan Welcomes Senior VFX Flame Artist Paul Marangos
News: Hooligan Welcomes Senior VFX Flame Artist Paul MarangosHooligan, a creative post-production boutique that specializes in artistic offline editing and visual effects, is pleased to announce the addition of Senior Visual Effects Flame Artist Paul Marangos. With 20+ years of post-production experience, Marangos notably spent eight years at VFX, design & animation powerhouse The Mill. He has already wrapped up several projects with Hooligan, including commercials for CITI and Match.com, and Indrani's short film "Crescendo," curated by Pepsi in conjunction with the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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HitFilm 3 Pro
An entire post-production studio in one product
FXHOME has announced that the latest version of its cutting-edge video editing and visual effects software, HitFilm 3 Pro, is now available for pre-order.
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Blackmagic Design Revolutionizes the Visual Effects Industry with Fusion 7
Blackmagic Design today announced that Fusion 7, the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available completely free of charge.
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China’s Shiyan TV Upgraded with ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K
News: China’s Shiyan TV Upgraded with ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that Shiyan TV, a regional broadcaster in the city of Shiyan, Hubei province, installed the ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4Ks with ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panels as the main and backup switchers for its main production studio.
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FilmLight Demonstrates Latest Colour Pipeline Solutions at CAPER 2014
News: FilmLight Demonstrates Latest Colour Pipeline Solutions at CAPER 2014Comprehensive grading solutions at every stage on display in Argentina
FilmLight, alongside its Argentine reseller IPLUSB, is using CAPER 2014 to demonstrate its latest colour grading solutions, designed to seamlessly integrate with today’s evolving workflows.
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MAXON Announces Grand Prize Winner in Inaugural “WinC4D” Challenge
Jeremy Mansford Leverages Cinema 4D Lite and Adobe After Effects CC Toolsets to Take Top Honors in Themed Animation Contest
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D software solutions for modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, congratulates Australian-based digital artist and motion designer Jeremy Mansford on winning the grand prize in the first MAXON “WinC4D.com”animation contest for his entry entitled Titan Smash. Launched earlier this year in July, WinC4D is a new competition and contest site sponsored by MAXON that invites digital artists to submit original10-second themed animation content utilizing Adobe® After Effects® CC and Cinema 4D Lite to showcase the innovative ways creative professionals can use the two programs to create compelling digital content.
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Blur Studio Brings Skylanders Trap Team™ to Life in New 72andSunny Campaign
News: Blur Studio Brings Skylanders Trap Team™ to Life in New 72andSunny Campaign“Inside the Trap” and “Trapping Kaos” Highlight Latest Installment of Activision’s Popular, Award-Winning Skylanders® Franchise
The characters and world of Skylanders received the Blur Studio treatment in two new :30 commercials produced by critically-acclaimed ad agency 72andSunny for Activision. With CG sequences helmed by Blur's Oscar-nominated director Jeff Fowler, "Inside the Trap" and "Trapping Kaos" feature an exciting new visual scope to bring Blur's special brand of high-octane storytelling to the imaginative world of Skylanders.
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Mixamo and Adobe Bring 3D Character Animation to Photoshop CC
Artists can now import 3D animated characters and blend them with 2D scenes in the latest version of Photoshop CC
Mixamo, Inc announced today it worked with Adobe to provide support for the use of 3D animated characters in the latest release of Photoshop CC. Now Adobe® Photoshop® CC users have the ability to import animated 3D characters in COLLADA format. Once imported into Photoshop CC, artists can use the animated characters for a number of workflows, such as creating animations, 2D/3D compositing, 3D painting of character textures, and 3D printing.
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Adobe Takes Creativity Mobile at MAX 2014
Latest Creative Cloud Release Drives Deep Connections Between New Family of Mobile Apps and Enhanced CC Desktop Tools Via All-New Creative Profile
At Adobe MAX 2014, the world’s leading creativity conference, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it is shipping a milestone release of Creative Cloud that transforms how creatives work across desktops and devices. This major release includes significant feature updates to 13 essential CC desktop tools that link to a new family of integrated mobile apps. In addition, the latest versions of Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC include breakthroughs in Touch support for Microsoft Windows 8 and Surface Pro 3. Central to this release is an all-new Creative Profile that drives deep connections between CC desktop tools and 9 new mobile apps that extend the power of the Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator and Premiere franchises onto mobile devices.
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Imagineer Systems Celebrates the Season with its Annual Halloween Video Contest
mocha users are invited to show off their filmmaking tricks for a chance to win software treats from Imagineer Systems, Boris FX, FXHome, Rampant Design, Red Giant and Digital Anarchy
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® planar tracking technology, is again on the lookout for the year’s most horrifying, or most hysterical, Halloween short film. The Halloween-inspired videos will win a number of software prizes from Imagineer Systems and contest partners Boris FX, FXHome, Rampant Design, Red Giant and Digital Anarchy.
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Boris FX Adds Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Support to Boris Continuum Complete and Boris RED Product Lines
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, announces added host support for Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve to its flagship product line, Boris Continuum Complete (BCC), and to Boris RED.
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Light of Day Adds Director Brian Petsos
News: Light of Day Adds Director Brian PetsosFilm veteran brings his comedic talent to commercials
NY-based production and VFX shop Light of Day has signed director Brian Petsos for his first commercial representation. Petsos has worn multiple hats, serving as writer, producer, actor and director for a range of film projects, writing and producing “Boobie” (starring Petsos and Elijah Wood) and “Sticky Minds” (starring Petsos, Kristen Wiig and Adam Brody), producing “Adventures In The Sin Bin” and writing feature screenplays for top entertainment studios. Petsos recently directed the dark comedy short “Ticky Tacky” (starring Oscar Isaac), which premiered at the Palm Springs International ShortFest.
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Phosphene Partners with Cinemax to Create Visual Effects for Director Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick” Starring Clive Owen
News: Phosphene Partners with Cinemax to Create Visual Effects for Director Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick” Starring Clive OwenFor the critically acclaimed Cinemax series, “The Knick,” helmed by Academy Award-winning and Emmy-winning director Steven Soderbergh (“Traffic,” “Side Effects,” HBO's "Behind the Candelabra") and starring Academy Award and Emmy-nominated actor Clive Owen (“Closer,” “Children of Men,” HBO's "Hemingway & Gellhorn"), Phosphene, the lead VFX house, created effects that ranged from complex character augmentation to detailed period set extensions, medical enhancements and period anachronisms.
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MAXON Announces Participation at After Effects World, September 26 - 28, 2014
Focused Training Sessions To Explore Close Integration Between MAXON Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering software solutions, is pleased to participate and sponsor the After Effects World Conference taking place September 26 - 28, 2014, in Seattle. Now in its second year, the conference gathers innovators, VFX and motion graphics professionals for an in-depth exploration of Adobe After Effects CC and its pipeline to other software applications that enhance user creativity.
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Boris FX Adds ASSIMILATE SCRATCH Support to Boris Continuum Complete and Boris RED Product Lines
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, announces added host support for ASSIMILATE SCRATCH® to its flagship product line, Boris Continuum Complete (BCC), and to Boris RED. The new products were unveiled during IBC 2014 (September 12-16, Amsterdam, NL).
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Fuel Your Creative Passion with the Highly Anticipated Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera
New EOS 7D Mark II Camera Provides Captivating Creative Power at an Affordable Price
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, incorporating professional features and quality in an affordable DSLR. Building upon the proven success of the EOS 7D camera, this new EOS model features a range of “EOS firsts” such as Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for superb image quality and rapid burst shooting up to 10 frames per second (fps), as well as Canon’s first 65-Point* All Cross Type autofocus (AF) system for compositional freedom and accurate, spot-on fast focus. Great for shooting indoor activities such as sporting events, concerts, or weddings, the camera’s impressive low-light shooting capabilities along with its up-to-10 fps high-speed shooting can capture a fast-break basketball dunk, a band’s encore performance, a bird in flight or wildlife in exceptional quality. In addition, the EOS 7D Mark II is the second EOS DSLR camera to incorporate Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for rapid and precise focusing of video as well as still images.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc.
Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc., a leading developer of high end digital compositing, visual effects and motion graphics software for the feature film, commercial, television and broadcast industries. eyeon, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackmagic Design.
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FilmLight Establishes Unique Partnerships at IBC2014
Key developers in the post and broadcast industry illustrate their partnerships with FilmLight throughout IBC2014 with collaborative demonstrations and distinctive presentations – exhibiting tools for the entire production process from on-set to delivery. In each location, the focus is on evolving workflows, ease of work and cost efficiencies across multiple platforms and formats.
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eyeball Unfolds The World of SERVPRO With CG-Integrated Brand Campaign Via The Buntin Group
News: eyeball Unfolds The World of SERVPRO With CG-Integrated Brand Campaign Via The Buntin GroupCreative strategic design agency eyeball recently reunited with SERVPRO agency of record The Buntin Group to create a new campaign that expands on the image of the water and fire damage restoration service provider with photo-real CG animation, as well as practical visual effects.
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Codex Action Cam is Shipping, Shooting and on Show at IBC 2014 (11.C71)
News: Codex Action Cam is Shipping, Shooting and on Show at IBC 2014 (11.C71)First European and US Productions Deploy Specialist Codex Action Cam Shooting Packages
Codex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, is shipping Codex Action Cam – the small camera with a big workflow. Having taken the market by storm with its NAB 2014 debut, the point-shoot-post system is now being used on feature and advertising productions in Europe and the US, as well as being innovatively modified and adapted by customers into specialist 2D and 3D stereo shooting packages. Codex Action Cam is one of the highlights at the Codex stand (Hall 11.C71) at IBC 2014, 12-16 September, Amsterdam.
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Full-Service Production Company Shuttlecraft Launches In New York
News: Full-Service Production Company Shuttlecraft Launches In New YorkIndustry Vets Ronnie Koff and Dan Dickenson Partner on New Venture
Shuttlecraft, a full-service production company founded by partners Ronnie Koff and Dan Dickenson, has just opened its New York studio. Specializing in high-end, cinematic visual storytelling, Shuttlecraft is a boutique offering live-action and post-production services, including VFX, animation, editorial, compositing and finishing. Koff, formerly of Imaginary Forces, will serve as Executive Creative Director; and Dickenson, founder of international directing collective Supergoober, will act as Managing Partner/Executive Producer. Robert Berman will serve as Executive Producer.
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Ben Gibbs, Jan Cilliers and Celest Gilbert Launch GIRL OVERBOARD
News: Ben Gibbs, Jan Cilliers and Celest Gilbert Launch GIRL OVERBOARDFilm and commercial VFX Supervisor Ben Gibbs, VFX Supervisor and Lead Flame Artist, Jan Cilliers and Executive Producer Celest Gilbert launch creative studio GIRL OVERBOARD.
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SolidAnim and SolidTrack: Combined Solution for Virtual Production Launches at IBC 2014
SolidAnim, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, is introducing a new version of SolidTrack, combined with its motion capture solution, at IBC 2014.
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Visual Effects Society Announces the Release of The VES Handbook of Visual Effects: Industry Standard VFX Practices and Procedures, 2nd Edition
Praised by Stakeholders as the Definitive Industry Bible for VFX
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, proudly announced the release of the much-anticipated 2nd edition of The VES Handbook of Visual Effects. Hailed as the most complete guide to visual effects techniques and best practices on the market today, it covers essential techniques and solutions for all VFX artists, producers, and supervisors, from pre-production through production and post-production. The updated guide has already been reviewed as “..the definitive visual effects textbook for our times..” by Animation World Network and “A 'must' for anyone involved in any aspect of visual effects production" by BookWatch.
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Bluefish444 Introduces Epoch | 4K Neutron And Epoch | Neutron Low Profile Half Length Uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI I/O Video Cards
Applications Include SDK for 3Rd Party Developers, 4K 60p I/O Workflows, Digital Intermediary, Digital Content Creation, Video Servers, Encoding, Decoding & Streaming of MPEG and H.264, Live and Non-Live CG Supporting Windows, Linux and Mac OSX Operating Systems New Cards Immediately Available
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, introduced and announced the immediate availability of the Epoch | 4K Neutron and Epoch | Neutron video cards at IBC 2014.
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SGO France Officially Opens its Doors
News: SGO France Officially Opens its DoorsMistika's Brand Grows in Strength in New French Venture
Based in Madrid, SGO expands its European horizons further with the launch of a new office in France which will open its doors next month to serve a thriving creative community.
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Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 Units
News: Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 UnitsNow Available for the Avid™ Product Family for the First-Time
Boris Continuum Complete 9 (BCC) Units are now available from Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film. The sixteen Units include new filters, features, and speed improvements from the recently updated flagship product, Boris Continuum Complete.
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SGO Powers Up With New NVIDIA Quadro K5200
News: SGO Powers Up With New NVIDIA Quadro K5200SGO accelerates its high-end post production products with the NVIDIA Quadro K5200. This new graphics board provides significantly higher performance and greater data handling capability than the previous generation Quadro, for SGO's Mamba FX and Mistika products, which are utilised in the world's biggest film, television and commercial productions.
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Imagineer Systems Showcases mocha Pro 4 and Exciting Innovations at IBC2014
News: Imagineer Systems Showcases mocha Pro 4 and Exciting Innovations at IBC2014Visit Stand 7.K29 for Demos of the Brand New mocha Pro 4 Plus an Exclusive Preview of the Newest Features to be Released in Version 4.1; See Presentations from Industry Professionals Martin Brennand, Lars Wemmje and Ben Brownlee Heusner
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® planar tracking technology, will be exhibiting at this year’s IBC Show, which will be held at the RAI in Amsterdam from September 12th through 16th. Visit Imagineer Systems at stand 7.K29 for hands-on demonstrations of the recently released mocha Pro 4, which features a brand new stereoscopic 3D workflow, Python scripting support, Adobe Premiere support, customizable keyboard shortcuts, new exports and format handling, and more improvements for visual effects and post-production facilities. Attendees to the show can also get a sneak preview of the soon-to-be-released mocha Pro v4.1, plus hear from visual effects artists using mocha in their daily workflows.
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Grupo Secuoya Invests in Mistika for All Their Productions
News: Grupo Secuoya Invests in Mistika for All Their ProductionsComedy Drama Series "Vive Cantando” is the first Grupo Secuoya project using SGO's technology
Content creation communications giant Grupo Secuoya, one of Spain's major production companies, boasts the recent purchase of a Mistika DI 4K system with DCP creation capabilities from SGO, to enhance their post production department. Grupo Secuoya offers valuable solutions and communication services for production companies, TV channels and many other industries.
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Rodeo FX Wins Emmy Award for VFX on Game of Thrones
News: Rodeo FX Wins Emmy Award for VFX on Game of ThronesRodeo FX was rewarded with a prestigious Emmy Award for its contribution to the visual effects on Game of Thrones. Acting as one of the main VFX vendors on the series, the Montreal-based company created a total of 150 visual effects shots for the 4th season of HBO’s most popular show of all time.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Honorees and Award Winners
Annual SMPTE Honors & Awards Ceremony Highlights Vision, Ingenuity, Perseverance, and Dedication to Motion Picture and Television Industries
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 23, at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony.
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Gasket Studios Creates Breathtaking, New Logo Animation For Activision’s Sierra Games
News: Gasket Studios Creates Breathtaking, New Logo Animation For Activision’s Sierra GamesGasket Studios (the design, visual effects and animation studio) is finishing up Summer 2014 with a new logo animation for Activision and its re-launched brand: Sierra Games. The breathtaking logo animation was unveiled at Gamescom 2014 when Activision announced the newest Sierra Games, a re-imagined King’s Quest as well as "Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions."
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Darkroom Asia Illuminates the Industry with Mistika
News: Darkroom Asia Illuminates the Industry with MistikaFirst Film Posted in Mistika at Darkroom Asia Helps to Revitalise the Film Industry in Pakistan
Pioneering post house Darkroom Asia won a major contract with ARY Films as a strategic partner in providing post production and VFX-related services, as a direct result of its investment in an SGO Mistika 4K system purchased from reseller Pixelution. Darkroom Asia is the first facility in Pakistan to host a cutting-edge Mistika 4K suite to support its television commercials and feature film projects.
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SGO to Showcase Mistika's Real-time 4K capabilities with Mamba FX at BIRTV 2014
News: SGO to Showcase Mistika's Real-time 4K capabilities with Mamba FX at BIRTV 2014SGO Booth 8B09, CIEC, Beijing, 27 – 30 August 2014
Mistika and Mamba FX will be showcased at the SGO Booth 8B09 at BIRTV (Beijing International Radio, TV and Film Equipment Exhibition) held at the CIEC in Beijing from 27 - 30 August. BIRTV provides an inspiring platform for creatives featuring leading-edge technology in a rapidly growing marketplace, attended by over 55 000 people across the world.
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Cogswell College's Unique MediaWorks Initiative Marks One Year Anniversary with Completed AV Projects for Real-World Clients
News: Cogswell College's Unique MediaWorks Initiative Marks One Year Anniversary with Completed AV Projects for Real-World ClientsCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, is marking the one-year anniversary of its highly successful MediaWorks initiative. MediaWorks is a project-based learning course in Cogswell’s Digital Audio Technology (DAT) program. MediaWorks produces short audiovisual pieces in collaboration with students of the Digital Art & Animation (DAA) program, for various real-world businesses and organizations based in Silicon Valley and beyond.
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OTOY Expands OctaneRender™ Integration to NUKE, Houdini, MotionBuilder, Unreal Engine 4, and Digital Molecular Matter Engine
Cloud graphics company, OTOY Inc., today announced expanded support for its acclaimed OctaneRender™ software, giving artists and animators more choice in where and how they work and accelerating content creation by bringing lightning fast true-to-life rendering to four more popular 3D applications. Along with previously announced plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects, OctaneRender™ plugins are also in development for The Foundry’s NUKE compositing software, Side Effects Software’s Houdini™ 3D animation software, Autodesk’s MotionBuilder® 3D character animation software, and Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.
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Autodesk Maya 2015 Extension 1
News: Autodesk Maya 2015 Extension 1The newest update for Autodesk Maya 2015 delivers powerful new production tools to help studios large and small build more efficient and productive pipelines. With a sophisticated new color management system that offers a color-safe workflow throughout the lighting, rendering and compositing process; new tools that help make it easier to share, transfer, and collaborate on data; and extended customization options for Viewport 2.0, Maya 2015 Extension 1 helps provide studios with new opportunities to create differentiated, future-proofed pipelines.
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Thinkbox Software Previews Deadline 7 at SIGGRAPH 2014 with Built-in VMX for Comprehensive Cloud Support
News: Thinkbox Software Previews Deadline 7 at SIGGRAPH 2014 with Built-in VMX for Comprehensive Cloud SupportSIGGRAPH, Booth 609 – At the SIGGRAPH Conference held August 10-14, 2014 in Vancouver, BC, Thinkbox Software will demonstrate Deadline 7, the latest version of the company’s scalable high-volume compute management solution, which is currently in beta. Further extending the functionality of the cross-platform tool, Deadline 7 features significant architectural changes and core technology upgrades, which include a new Qt interface, an updated MongoDB database, ftrack support, and deeper integration with Shotgun.
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Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"
News: Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"Proof Inc., one of the film industry's leading visualization houses, provided extensive previs and postvis services to the new Marvel Studios motion picture “Guardians of the Galaxy,” it was announced today by Proof’s Creative Director/Founder Ron Frankel. The film was released by Walt Disney Studios on August 1st.
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Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s ‘Tyrant’
News: Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s ‘Tyrant’“Tyrant,” FX’s new drama produced by Fox 21, tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation, a fictional country Encore VFX helped realize through exotic set extensions, extravagant CG palaces and city skylines, subtle environmental work and crowd duplication. On site in Morocco, where the pilot was shot last fall, Encore VFX Supervisor Doug Ludwig worked closely with the show’s production designer and art director to scout locations that conveyed the appropriate level of opulence, which were then further enhanced with VFX.
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Light Of Day’s Nordeen Lifts A Promise Of Safety To The Skies For Johnson’s Baby
News: Light Of Day’s Nordeen Lifts A Promise Of Safety To The Skies For Johnson’s BabyNY-based production and VFX shop Light of Day director Charles Nordeen answers a customer call-to-action with a promise of hope and safety in the new 2:00 “Our Promise” for Johnson’s Baby out of RF Binder. The spot reacts to requests for safer products, celebrating this continued dedication to their customers by banding their staff and families to create a flock of 1,000 origami paper storks with words of their promise. Nordeen captures the genuine warmth and connectedness evoked in the team as they work alongside their children, colleagues and friends to put a touch of personal craftsmanship on their corporate commitment. The spot was edited by Cutting Room, NY editor Chris Hellman.
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Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha Pro 4.0 at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha Pro 4.0 at SIGGRAPH 2014Visit Imagineer Systems at booth 817 for demos of the newly released mocha Pro 4 with advanced support for native stereo 3D workflows, Python scripting and more improved features
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, will be exhibiting at this year’s annual SIGGRAPH conference, taking place from August 12th through 14th at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Canada. Attendees to the show can stop by the Imagineer Systems booth (817) to learn more about the launch of the mocha Pro v4, which features a brand new Stereoscopic 3D workflow, Python scripting support, customizable keyboard shortcuts, new exports and format handling, and more improvements for visual effects facilities. Members of the Imagineer Systems team will be presenting demos daily at the booth.
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Brickyard VFX Helps Anthony Davis and Boost Mobile Move to the Head of the Class
Boutique visual effects, animation and digital production studio Brickyard VFX was recently tapped by 180LA for a new two-spot campaign featuring NBA star Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans for Boost Mobile, a leading no-contract cellphone service provider.
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AJA Ki Pro Rack Delivers Spot-On Recording for BlueScreen Every Time
News: AJA Ki Pro Rack Delivers Spot-On Recording for BlueScreen Every TimeLaunching a successful business out of a natural talent for compositing, Bob Kertesz founded BlueScreen LLC three decades ago. The company specializes in live, on-set blue/green screen compositing and multi-cam productions for high profile gaming companies and studios such as EA, Disney, Warner Brothers and Viacom. A core component of BlueScreen’s business involves live blue/green screen compositing for press events prior to the launch of major films, and for this niche market, Kertesz has established a specialized setup comprising high-end cameras and Ultimatte® hardware, with AJA’s Ki Pro Rack at the center of the workflow for reliable recording and playback.
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Monkeyhead Helps 'Untie The Knot' For Bravo
News: Monkeyhead Helps 'Untie The Knot' For BravoMotion Design Studio Creates Eye-Catching Show Open For New Reality Show
Divorce is always complicated, as the new Bravo reality series “Untying The Knot” can attest. Equally complex is the 15-second show open created by the award-winning motion design studio Monkeyhead, led by Creative Director Josh Sahley, who crafted an open that perfectly captures the characters that drive the show.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Production Sessions Feature Summer Blockbusters, Oscar Winner
SIGGRAPH 2014 will offer presentations on more than 15 of the biggest current and upcoming studio productions, including “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Gravity,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Production Sessions are hosted as part of the Computer Animation Festival and will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 11-14 August.
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Method Studios Names Esteemed Visual Effects Supervisor Marc Weigert As President
Appointment Comes as Method Continues Work on High-Profile Projects Including "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "The Maze Runner"
Method Studios, Deluxe's global visual effects company, has named industry professional Marc Weigert as its president.
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MAXON Announces “WinC4D.com” Contest Web Site
Themed Challenges for Users of Adobe After Effects CC and Cinema 4D Lite; Winners Receive Cinema 4D Broadcast
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D software solutions for modeling, painting, animation and rendering, has announced “WinC4D.com” a new contest web site where digital artists utilizing Adobe® After Effects® CC and Cinema 4D Lite can compete in theme-related animation contests. Cinema 4D Lite is a limited version of MAXON’s award-winning 3D package bundled with Adobe Creative Cloud and After Effects CC. This live 3D pipeline inside After Effects allows users to import 3D objects and use them in 3D scenes without leaving After Effects. The regularly scheduled competitions are designed to showcase the innovative ways creative professionals can use the two programs to create compelling digital content.
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SGO Releases Mamba FX Version 2.0
News: SGO Releases Mamba FX Version 2.0Making a Difference to Compositing Creativity
SGO has made another significant development upgrade to its compositing software, Mamba FX in version 2.0, providing advanced additional features which give compositors infinite opportunities and possibilities to enhance their creativity. Redefining VFX and rapidly evolving, Mamba FX's new toolsets extends the existing SGO product line and draws on Mistika's powerful compositing and image quality technology, as well as adding a host of innovative features and functionality.
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Snapshots Effect Plugin Released for Final Cut Pro X
News: Snapshots Effect Plugin Released for Final Cut Pro XDesigned to be Very Easy and Quick-to-Use, XEffects Snapshots is a Plugin for Final Cut Pro X that Automatically Freezes Video, Inserts it into a Frame & Positions it onto a Background in 3D Space.
XEffects Snapshots is a plugin for Final Cut Pro X that automatically freezes video, inserts it into a frame and positions it onto a background in 3D space. Applying Snapshots to footage adds an instant level of professional design and class. The user can display a single image for impact or string a succession of Snapshots together to make a montage or title sequence.
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Juniper Jones Reveals "Better Websites For All" With New Squarespace Commercial
News: Juniper Jones Reveals "Better Websites For All" With New Squarespace CommercialCreative production studio Juniper Jones recently crafted a new commercial for Squarespace, a software service-based Content Management System (CMS), which provides creative tools that power the future of the web, from mobile and e-commerce experiences to website design and online publishing. Celebrating the diversity of Squarespace’s clientele, the 30-second spot builds on the company's “Better Websites For All” campaign. The spot debuted last week and will air nationally on broadcast and web.
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ALEXA XR/XT Supports New ProRes 4444 XQ
News: ALEXA XR/XT Supports New ProRes 4444 XQARRI is announcing support for the new Apple ProRes 4444 XQ, the highest-quality version of ProRes to date, which is designed to preserve the incredible detail in high-dynamic range imagery through high-end video postproduction. ProRes 4444 XQ will be available in the next Software Update Packet for ALEXA cameras.
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"Cathedrals of Culture" Aspires to Great New Heights with the Mistika Finishing Treatment
News: "Cathedrals of Culture" Aspires to Great New Heights with the Mistika Finishing TreatmentOnline Editor Christian Tröger working at Berlin's ARRI Mitte used Mistika's advanced toolsets to post produce majestic scenes in "Cathedrals of Culture." Neue Road Movies, owned by Oscar award-winning director Wim Wenders, produced the striking film which portrays various buildings around the world. Using the visual language of stereoscopic film-making, it was directed by acclaimed directors bringing their own unique style. Wim Wenders covers the Berlin Philharmonic building; Robert Redford's film shows off the Salk Institute at La Jolla in California; Michael Glawogger depicts the National Library in Russia's St. Petersburg; Michael Madsen features the Halden Prison in Norway; Margreth Olin sheds light on the Oslo Opera House and Karim Ainouz focuses on the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
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Superlux Rebrands to Deliver Design-Centric Solutions for the Next Content Revolution
News: Superlux Rebrands to Deliver Design-Centric Solutions for the Next Content RevolutionThe Award-Winning Company Creates a New Story-Driven Website to Communicate Its Design-Centric Approach
Superlux, the Atlanta-based motion media group, has re-structured to create a one-stop creative resource for animation, live action, visual effects and finishing -Superlux's boutique approach fuses technology with a design-centric process to develop and deliver innovative content for spots, promos, ID’s, webisodes, shorts, feature films, digital signage and point of purchase animation, interactive media design, and mobile media - to connect brands and audiences across a new generation of media.
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Panasonic Taps Astucemedia to Enable Real-time Data Driven Graphics on "Big Hoss TV"
News: Panasonic Taps Astucemedia to Enable Real-time Data Driven Graphics on "Big Hoss TV"Astucemedia Contributes Custom Graphics and Data Services to a Massive LED HD Video Board Built by Panasonic for Texas Motor Speedway
Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company enlisted the help of Astucemedia—a Montreal-based provider of live broadcast graphics services with an office in Dubai, UAE—to provide visually rich graphics design with real-time data integration services to "Big Hoss TV."
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Lightcraft Technology Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary as a Global Leader in On-Set Virtual Tracking and Visualization Solutions for Entertainment Industry
Lightcraft Technology, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, today announced that 2014 marks the company's 10th year anniversary of its founding and also announced the opening of a development office in Portland, Oregon.
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Filmworkers Launches “Churchill’s Studio” for Visual Effects and CG
News: Filmworkers Launches “Churchill’s Studio” for Visual Effects and CGRob Churchill to lead new creative unit, whose first project is an all-CG spot for Cedar Fair.
Continuing its expansion mode, Filmworkers has formed a new in-house creative unit, Churchill’s Studio, focused on visual effects and animation. Headed by Visual Effects Director Rob Churchill, the new unit will provide services ranging from compositing and visual effects to full CG production.
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Grass Valley’s EDIUS 7 Selected for the 3D Film “Our Restless Planet”
News: Grass Valley’s EDIUS 7 Selected for the 3D Film “Our Restless Planet”Now showing at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Earth Science Visitor Center
Bruce Austin of Bruce Austin Productions Inc. (BAPI) and Dan Harris of Eight Ball Pictures and Stereoscope LLC, have turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to harness the powerful capabilities of its EDIUS 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software on the film “Our Restless Planet,” for the JPL Earth Science Visitor Center. The film highlights the effects of hurricanes, earthquakes and fresh water supplies on our planet.
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Adobe Releases New Creative Cloud Photography Plan for $9.99 Per Month
New Creative Cloud Technology Connects Latest Photography Tools; New Photoshop Mix Debuts for iPad
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the availability of the new Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan. Designed for anyone interested in photography, the new plan brings together -- for USD$9.99 per month -- Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, two tools that have fundamentally impacted how photographs and imagery shape our visual culture, as well as Lightroom’s breakthrough mobile apps on iPad and now iPhone. Also introduced today is the all-new Photoshop Mix, a new iPad app that provides access to powerful Photoshop features normally confined to the desktop, enabling compositing and transformative edits while on the go. Built using the new Adobe Creative SDK, Photoshop Mix delivers new levels of Adobe imaging precision and magic to mobile users.
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Adobe Takes Creativity Mobile with New Creative Cloud Connected Apps and Hardware
Sketching, Precision Drawing and Photography Apps Extend Creative Workflow to iPad; SDK Unlocks Over 30 Years of Adobe Innovation for Mobile App Developers
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today unveiled a new suite of mobile apps and complementary hardware that connect Adobe Creative Cloud, the company's flagship offering for creatives worldwide, to iPad. A digital pen, Adobe Ink, and a digital ruler, Adobe Slide, bring true creative freedom and functionality to mobile devices. Adobe Sketch and Adobe Line enable the next generation of sketching and precision drawing on iPad, and are both optimized to support the new hardware. A third app, Adobe Photoshop Mix, offers a new Creative Cloud connected mobile workflow for anyone who wants access to powerful creative imaging tools on their mobile device. Finally, Lightroom mobile is now available for iPhone in addition to iPad, providing the most efficient way to manage and edit images across desktops, mobile devices and the Web.
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Clockwork VFX Heads Into Battle for Hasbro’s Cinematic :90 CG Animated "Transformers Battle Masters" Spot
News: Clockwork VFX Heads Into Battle for Hasbro’s Cinematic :90 CG Animated "Transformers Battle Masters" SpotVisual Effects/Animation Studio Handles Ambitious Assignment Inspired By Classic Boxing Movies
It’s a familiar ‘against-all-odds’ story about a scrappy boxer from the street who gets his one shot at the championship. Only this time it’s Transformer arch-enemies Megatron and Optimus Prime battling in the ring in this new, 3D animated epic boxing ad from animation/visual effects houseClockwork VFX for the new "Transformers Battle Masters" game and agency UPROAR!, New York. This hugely ambitious :90 spot, which began airing in May represents a significant creative accomplishment for the nine-year-old creative studio.
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Animation/Visual FX Studio Brigade Applies Cloud-Based Workflow to PSA for New Mexico Department Of Transportation “BKLUP” Campaign
News: Animation/Visual FX Studio Brigade Applies Cloud-Based Workflow to PSA for New Mexico Department Of Transportation “BKLUP” CampaignUniquely Scalable Animation/Visual FX Company Assembles Elite Team to Complete Intensive Animation, Compositing And Particle Effects
The animation/visual FX company Brigade put its unique skills to work for the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), helping complete an uncommonly eye-catching :30 PSA entitled “Physics Professor." Using their fast-moving methods for creative collaboration, Brigade assembled an elite team of artists that completed the visually arresting animation, compositing and particle effects from concept to final in under two weeks.
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​Editors’ Lounge Showcases Streamlined Editing Tools from Adobe and Lumberjack System
News: ​Editors’ Lounge Showcases Streamlined Editing Tools from Adobe and Lumberjack SystemThe Editors’ Lounge hosted their May event where production and post- production professionals were given the opportunity to get an up close look at the latest editing tools in Adobe® After Effects® CC and Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC that are part of the 150 brand-new features available in Adobe Creative Cloud® tools. One lucky raffle winner received a year’s subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud®. The new Lumberjack System was also unveiled with valuable cost and time saving features for editors.
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Mistika used at ONSIGHT in BAFTA Award-Winning David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D 4K film
News: Mistika used at ONSIGHT in BAFTA Award-Winning David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D 4K filmSir David Attenborough is the Only Person to have Received a BAFTA in Five Formats, Black and White, Colour, HD, 3D and now 4K.
SGO's Mistika was used at London's ONSIGHT in "David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive" (3D) which has just reaped a coveted BAFTA TV Award in the Specialist Factual Category. Produced by Colossus Productions, a joint venture between Atlantic Productions and Sky 3D, Mistika technology played a major role in post at ONSIGHT in the exceptional project.
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Codex Shows Advanced Motion Picture Workflows At Cine Gear 2014
News: Codex Shows Advanced Motion Picture Workflows At Cine Gear 2014Codex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, will highlight how Codex Vault and other Codex-developed recording systems can be easily integrated with the latest technology, from partners including ARRI, Dolby, FilmLight and Ncam, to create streamlined capture-to-post workflows for motion pictures, at the Codex booth (#47) during Cine Gear 2014, June 6-7, Paramount Studios, Los Angeles.
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SolidTrack and Encodacam Build Strong Partnership Combining Their Innovative Technologies and Sharing Offices in Los Angeles
SolidAnim, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, announced its technological partnership with the market-leading real-time virtual production company Encodacam and SolidAnim’s division SolidTrack. The companies join their expertise and technology in shared offices based in Los Angeles to provide customers with a complete and innovative production service.
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Bluefish444 Announces Magma Chassis Certification for use with 12-bit SDI I/O Video Cards
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced that the utilization of Bluefish444 SDI video cards is now possible over Magma Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 Expansion chassis.
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Phoenix Media Group Hits the Mark with Opener for CLIO Image Awards
News: Phoenix Media Group Hits the Mark with Opener for CLIO Image Awards“Artemis” Was Part of a Full-Slate of Creative Services for the Inaugural Awards Show Hosted by Bravo’s Andy Cohen and Featuring Sarah Jessica Parker.
Phoenix Media Group helped the inaugural CLIO Image Awards get off to an electrifying start with a beguiling show-opener about an elegant and enigmatic archer.
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MPC Creative Directs an Imaginative Dream World for RE/MAX
News: MPC Creative Directs an Imaginative Dream World for RE/MAXLeo Burnett approached MPC Creative to produce, direct, and develop the visual effects for an all-new RE/MAX advertising campaign. Taking advantage of all pre-production, production and VFX disciplines under one roof, MPC LA’s in-house talent, directors Dan Marsh and Paul O’Shea, led the creation of the spectacular campaign illustrating how our dreams and reality coincide with a little guidance from the global real-estate franchisor.
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SGO Sponsors Creative Week at BAFTA
Showcasing Excellence in Creative Output | 2 – 6 June 2014 - BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly London W1J 9LN
SGO is proud to sponsor Creative Week which takes place at BAFTA from 2 - 6 June, drawing the television, film and advertising worlds together. Creative Week is the perfect environment for visitors to meet SGO and discover even more about Mistika's remarkable 4K capabilities and Mamba FX's node-based compositing, within the context of an experts forum. The high-profile event is produced by Media Business Insight (MBI) - the publishers of Broadcast, Screen International and Shots. The full programme covers enticing topics delivered by top industry players from BSkyB, ONSIGHT, The Look, The Mill, The Framestore, The Farm, MPC, Atlantic Productions, and many others.
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FilmLight Demonstrates Complete Digital Dailies Workflow at Expo Cine, Video y Televisión 2014
FilmLight, alongside its local partner AMTEC, will be demonstrating its new Baselight DAILIES solution and complete digital dailies workflow in a real-world implementation at Expo Cine, Video y Televisión 2014 (AMTEC stand A-1, Mexico World Trade Center, 03 – 06 June 2014).
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In the first of what will be an ongoing series, "Title Animation: WELD" uses the particle system in Apple Motion, as well as support for EPS outlines, to create the photo-real impression of a title burned onto the screen with a blowtorch, complete with sparks and smoke. Part 1 covers the set-up ,including a stop in Adobe Illustrator, and Part 2 features the compositing, lighting, and filtering finesse to really make it pop.
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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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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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