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SMPTE Members Make an Impact at CinemaCon 2015
Society Members Speak to Key Questions in Digital Cinema and Earn Recognition for Contributions to Motion Picture Industry
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, wrapped up a successful CinemaCon 2015 with Society Members participating in various aspects of the conference.
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SMPTE's Extensive Presence at 2015 NAB Show Signals Society's Leadership
SMPTE Members and Sustaining Institutions Featured Prominently on Exhibition Floor, in Conference Sessions, and at Awards Ceremonies
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, made an impact at the 2015 NAB Show with broad representation across exhibition floors and conference sessions. During the show, 135 SMPTE member companies exhibited and more than 90 individual members served as speakers, contributing their expertise on topics ranging from the latest industry standards to the future of audio and moving images.
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HP News: Sprout by HP Captures Interest from Commercial Customers to Educators
HP today announced that it will begin selling later this month Sprout by HP through its commercial channel in the U.S. With its dual touchscreen display and HP Touch Mat, instant capture capability and remote collaboration capabilities, Sprout enables enhanced creativity and collaboration for commercial and education markets.
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Sheffield Doc/Fest programme announced
News: Sheffield Doc/Fest programme announcedFrom 5 to 10 June Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015 will welcome 250+ decision makers from 30 countries, including representatives from ABC, Al Jazeera, ARTE, BBC Britdoc, Channel 4, Cinereach, Chicken and Egg, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, National Geographic, NDR, National Film Board of Canada, Wellcome Trust, PBS, POV, SXSW, SBS and Tribeca Film Institute. Nine delegations will attend: BFI Film Audience Network Delegation, Jordanian Delegation, Nordic Delegation, Northern Film & Media Delegation, Mexican Delegation, Scottish Delegation, South African Delegation, Ukrainian Delegation VPRO Dutch Delegation.
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Sheffield Doc/Fest presents Ideas & Science supported by the Wellcome Trust
News: Sheffield Doc/Fest presents Ideas & Science supported by the Wellcome TrustScience and ideas are an integral part of culture, art, film and documentary and this dedicated strand - Ideas & Science supported by the Wellcome Trust - illuminates creativity, highlights controversy and brings experimentation to the heart of Doc/Fest. Comedian Robin Ince, broadcaster Jon Snow and an eclectic mix of filmmakers, big thinkers, digital creatives and campaigners will make waves and push the boundaries across the films, live events and sessions as well as the Virtual Reality Arcade at the Site Gallery and Interactive Exhibition at the Millennium Gallery.
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NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema Takes Fresh Look at Past and Future
'Moving Images' Documentary Sneak Peek Examines Evolution of Motion-Imaging Technology, Sessions Explore Impact of Next-Generation Technology on Storytelling
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), one of the worldwide leaders in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, concluded successfully on April 12, having provided attendees with a fresh perspective on the past and future of storytelling. More than 600 people attended the two-day summit, "Building the Future of Storytelling," which offered a roadmap for future success and also explored potentially disruptive innovations that could ultimately redefine the cinema experience of tomorrow.
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OptiTrack Mocap Powers 5D Project at FMX
5D Global Studio to Showcase Project at FMX Conference
OptiTrack motion capture technology is powering real-time visualization for the Al-Baydha project, developed by 5D Global Studio in partnership with the University of Southern California's World Building Institute and the Al-Baydha Development Corporation. Al-Baydha, a 700 square kilometer region in Saudi Arabia home to nearly 3,000 tribal Bedouins, is an agrarian community on the verge of collapse due to livestock overgrazing. The goal of the Al-Baydha project is to empower the community by establishing a permanent, sustainable community infrastructure that can be maintained for generations to come. 5D will be showcasing the Al-Baydha project pipeline at the FMX Conference in Stuttgart, Germany from May 5-8.
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Frank Sinatra and Steve Jobs Documentaries Finished at Technicolor PostWorks
News: Frank Sinatra and Steve Jobs Documentaries Finished at Technicolor PostWorksPost-production facility continues its eight year collaboration with Alex Gibney and Jigsaw New York with two ambitious documentaries for HBO and CNN.
Earlier this month, final mastering for Sinatra: All or Nothing at All and Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, the latest documentaries from Academy Award®-winning producer/director Alex Gibney, was completed at Technicolor PostWorks New York in preparation for their television debuts on HBO and CNN, respectively. Editorial conforming and final color grading for both projects was performed by a small team of artists and technicians working under the direction of Technicolor PostWorks Vice President/Creative Services Ben Murray in close collaboration with Gibney’s production team and editors from Jigsaw, New York.
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Central Films North's Rodrigo Garcia Saiz Teams Up Embrace the Weird for Trolli
News: Central Films North's Rodrigo Garcia Saiz Teams Up Embrace the Weird for TrolliLos Angeles-based Central Films North director Rodrigo Garcia Saiz teams up with VFX shop Zoic Studios to infuse a high school science lab with awesomely augmented gummy worms in the new :30 “Sour Brite Crawler Minis” for Trolli out of Periscope, Minneapolis, MN. The spot features a quirky science teacher leading his class on a dissection of the Sour Brite Crawler—native to “Trollidad”—while the students peer down at the larger-than-life neon gummies before them. As one remarkably eager student prods her specimen, the worm begins to bubble and then erupts in a rainbow explosion of the “baby” sized sugary delights. The entire classes relishes in the shower from the apparently pregnant crawler of delectable minis as the teacher gleefully exclaims, “I’m a daddy!”
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SMPTE and HPA Issue Call for Entries for Student Film Festival
Awards Will Recognize Creative Use of Technology to Tell Different Types of Stories in Different Ways; Deadline for Entries is Sept. 9
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, and the Hollywood Professional Alliance® (HPA®), the organization serving the professional community by providing expertise, support, tools, and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, and an array of content for a growing number of platforms, have issued a call for entries for the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The film festival will be held during the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Oct. 26-29 in Hollywood, California.
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Call for Entries Opens for Two Special HPA® Awards
Submissions Now Accepted for Engineering Excellence Award and Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation for the 10th Annual Ceremony
The Hollywood Professional Alliance (HPA(r)) has announced that the call for entries is now open for two special HPA Awards: the Engineering Excellence Award and the Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation. Celebrating its 10th year, the HPA Awards recognize the achievements of the individuals and companies that have contributed to groundbreaking technologies and creative excellence within the professional media content industry. Both special awards will be presented at the 2015 HPA Awards on the evening of November 12, 2015 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12
Update includes multi-cam editing, powerful new media management tools, new audio engine, shot matching, 3D keyer, new 3D perspective tracker, enhanced curve editing and much more
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 12, a major upgrade with over 80 new features for professional editing and color grading. This new update includes a new modern interface, multi-cam editing, powerful new media management tools, an entirely new professional audio engine with support for VST/AU plug-ins, shot matching, 3D keyer, new 3D perspective tracker, enhanced curve editing and much more.
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Technicolor Donates to SMPTE Centennial Campaign
Honoring Society's Centennial Celebration, SMPTE Next Century Fund Will Support Next-Generation Standards, Membership, and Education Programs
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), one of the worldwide leaders in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that Technicolor has pledged a contribution to The Next Century Fund of the SMPTE Centennial Campaign. Technicolor's gift, formally recognized today at the 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema, produced in partnership with SMPTE, brings the campaign contribution total to nearly $1.5 million.
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SMPTE to Produce Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age Conference at Stanford University
Special Session Will Draw Experts From Amazon Web Services and Leading Technology Developers to Discuss Security; Early Bird Registration Ends April 27
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), one of the worldwide leaders in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it will produce the third Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference, this year scheduled for June 16-17 at Stanford University near Palo Alto, California. Titled "The Race Is On!" the conference will explore past, current, and future technology requirements for delivering a compelling entertainment experience on the Internet. Early bird pricing for conference registration is now available through April 27.
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SMPTE 2015 NAB Show Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® Booth L28
SMPTE at the 2015 NAB Show: The 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC): Building the Future of Storytelling, produced in partnership with SMPTE, will be dedicated to exploring the technical and creative innovations that will define the cinema experience of tomorrow. Highlights of the summit will include a first-look preview of the SMPTE documentary, "Moving Images," which is being created in conjunction with SMPTE's centennial celebration. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, promote its upcoming educational conferences, and expand on details about its upcoming centennial celebration activities in 2016. The Society continues to support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through scholarships, membership programs, and events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society's popular networking social, which drew 100 participants to the SMPTE booth in 2014. The new #LIFEWITHOUTSMPTE project will engage show attendees in a multimedia dialog about the Society's contributions to the arts, science, and popular culture.
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Vitec Videocom Sets the Stage for Evolution
The Company's new organization charts the course for the future
Vitec Videocom, known for its world-class video brands, is evolving its structure: to put the tools and technologies developed for professional broadcasters and cinematographers into the hands of a growing community of independent content creators. The company's push to democratize some of its high-end technology will be supported by a new management team and organizational structure.
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SMPTE and FKTG Plan Robust Program for SMPTE Forum 2015
Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective
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, has filled out an exciting program for the SMPTE Forum 2015, "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective." Produced in partnership with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), with collaboration from the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, the SMPTE Forum 2015 will feature keynotes from industry leaders, including Thomas Staneker of Deutsche Telekom and Chris Fetner of Netflix. There will also be an array of conference sessions that speak to the technical, legal, and social forces shaping delivery and consumption of media in Europe. The event will take place 7-8 May at the Fraunhofer-Forum in Berlin.
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Cogswell College to Host Wajid Raza, A Lighting Technical Director at Industrial Light & Magic, for Special Guest Lecture March 25th
News: Cogswell College to Host Wajid Raza, A Lighting Technical Director at Industrial Light & Magic, for Special Guest Lecture March 25thCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum of Digital Art & Animation, Digital Audio Technology, Game Design & Development, Digital Media Management, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship & Innovation, will host Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) Technical Director Wajid Raza for a Special Guest Lecture. Karen Keister, Cogswell’s Program Director and Assistant Professor in the school’s Digital Arts & Animation Dept., made the announcement. Keister’s department regularly features one guest speaker each semester who has prominently established him/herself within the entertainment and digital arts industry.
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SMPTE Members Earn Honors From AMPAS
Larry Hornbeck and David W. Gray Receive Oscars® at Scientific and Technical Awards Ceremony
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that SMPTE members have been recognized with top awards — including two Oscars® — from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards honor the men, women, and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding, and lasting ways to motion pictures.
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The Vitec Group Acquires Paralinx
News: The Vitec Group Acquires ParalinxThe acquisition underscores Vitec’s commitment to progressive technologies
The Vitec Group has acquired the business of Paralinx, a California company known for its high-quality wireless video systems. Paralinx will be incorporated into the Vitec Group's Videocom Division, complementing its existing brands.
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NAB Show Technology Summit on Cinema to Focus on Building the Future of Storytelling
Summit Draws Industry Experts to Discuss Current and Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on the Art and Science of Storytelling
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, will be dedicated to exploring the technical and creative innovations that will define the cinema experience of tomorrow. The two-day summit, titled "Building the Future of Storytelling," will take place April 11-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Six SMPTE Members Earn Honors From AMPAS
Larry Hornbeck and David W. Gray Receive Oscars® at Scientific and Technical Awards Ceremony
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 announced that SMPTE members have been recognized with top awards — including two Oscars® — from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards honor the men, women, and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding, and lasting ways to motion pictures.
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Call for Papers Extended for SMPTE Australia 2015 (SMPTE15)
Proposals for Papers, Sessions, and Workshops for Delivery at the Biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition, 14-17 July in Sydney, Will Now Be Accepted Until 1 March
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Australia Section has extended the call-for-proposals deadline for the biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15), Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future.
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SMPTE Raises More Than $66K in Crowdfunding Campaign in Support
Individual Donations Come From Around the World; Corporate Sponsors Include Ad-ID, Alliance Video and Post Inc., Blackmagic Design, Canon, Codex Digital, DSC Labs, Ewing-Foley Inc., FotoKem, Image Matters, IMAX, Maxell, Modern VideoFilm, Signiant, and Sundog Media Toolkit
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has successfully completed a 60-day crowdfunding campaign for its "Moving Images" documentary, with a total of $66,382 raised on Indiegogo and additional funds donated directly to the Society. SMPTE's "Moving Images" is currently ranked as the seventh most funded verified nonprofit film project on Indiegogo. The growing list of corporate sponsors for the project includes Ad-ID, Alliance Video and Post Inc., Blackmagic Design, Canon, Codex Digital, DSC Labs, Ewing-Foley Inc., FotoKem, Image Matters, IMAX, Maxell, Modern VideoFilm, Signiant, and Sundog Media Toolkit.
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SMPTE Issues Call for Papers for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
Deadline for Online Submission of Proposals Is June 26
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, is seeking proposals for technical papers for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Oct. 26-29 in Hollywood, California. The proposed papers must be informational and address technical theory, research, innovation, application, or practice specific to any of the evolving technologies associated with the media technology industry. The proposals themselves, comprising a topic heading, paper title, and one-page abstract, must be submitted no later than June 26.
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SMPTE to Produce Documentary on Evolution of Motion-Imaging Technology and the People Behind It
Treatment Completed by Chris Kenneally, Randall Dark to Begin Production With Director Howard Lukk
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, is producing a documentary on the intriguing history of motion-imaging technology to celebrate the Society's centennial anniversary in 2016. SMPTE has named motion-imaging technology and creative visionary Randall Dark as producer. Howard Lukk, former vice president of production technology at The Walt Disney Studios, will serve as director on the initial project. Chris Kenneally, who is best known as the writer and director for the acclaimed documentary "Side by Side," produced by Justin Szlasa and Keanu Reeves, already has completed the initial treatment for the film.
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NEWS - Christie is Official Laser Projection Sponsor of 2015 HPA Retreat
News: NEWS - Christie is Official Laser Projection Sponsor of 2015 HPA RetreatChristie®, the industry’s preferred brand in the digital cinema projection market, has been named the laser projection sponsor of the 2015 HPA Tech Retreat®, February 9 to 13 in Indian Wells, Calif., with Da-Lite providing the screen. Tech Retreat attendees will see for the first-time ever at this bellwether event an industry-leading laser projection solution; one that delivers incredible brightness, wider color gamut and astounding contrast.
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Netflix's Chris Fetner to Share Industry Insights in Keynote at SMPTE15 Australia Conference
News: Netflix's Chris Fetner to Share Industry Insights in Keynote at SMPTE15 Australia Conference
Fetner Will Discuss the Global Media Marketplace and the Technologies Shaping Decision-Making and Growth at Netflix
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 that Chris Fetner, director of global content partners operations at Netflix, will present the opening keynote at the biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15). This year's event, Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future, will be held 14-17 July at the Entertainment Precinct at Moore Park in Sydney.
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2015 HPA Tech Retreat® Unveils Expanded Session Schedule
The Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) has announced the final schedule for the 2015 HPA Tech Retreat®, February 9th to 13th, 2015 in Indian Wells, CA. The Tech Retreat is a relaxed yet focused gathering where engineering, technology and strategic business leaders join top creative talent to explore and debate the most compelling topics facing the media and entertainment industry today. The event offers four solidly scheduled days of sessions, demonstrations and events, and delivers a forward looking perspective on an industry continuing its dynamic and rapid transformation of how content is created, finished, distributed and arrived.
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SMPTE and FKTG Open Registration for SMPTE Forum 2015
Two-Day Conference Will Explore Impact of Broadband Content Delivery on Europe's Media Industries; Early Bird Pricing Available Through 27 February
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today opened registration for the SMPTE Forum 2015, "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective." Produced in partnership with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), with collaboration from the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, the SMPTE Forum 2015 will take place 7-8 May at the Fraunhofer Forum in Berlin. Early-bird pricing is available now and continues through 27 February.
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Call for Papers Opens for SMPTE Australia 2015 (SMPTE15)
Proposals for Papers, Sessions, and Workshops for Delivery at the Biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition, 14-17 July in Sydney, Will Be Accepted Until 15 February
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers®, the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Australia Section has opened the call for papers for the biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15), Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future.
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Directors and New Appointments to the Board of Governors
With Industry Expertise and Previous Experience in SMPTE Leadership Roles, Appointees Are Positioned to Make Immediate Impact in New Positions
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2015 directors and has appointed new officers and governors to fill vacant positions.
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Vicon's Motion Capture Bears Fruit For New Paddington Film
News: Vicon's Motion Capture Bears Fruit For New Paddington Film Vicon T40 cameras enable Framestore to carry out quality pre-visualisation for marmalade loving bear, Paddington
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced that its T-Series motion capture cameras were used on the recent feature film version of Paddington.
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Sachtler Launches Premium Bags Range
News: Sachtler Launches Premium Bags RangeSachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec group company, has announced the launch of its new range of Premium Bags, in line with the phase out of the group’s Petrol Bags brand.
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SMPTE Expands Virtual Classroom With Courses on IP Media Transport and Navigating the UHD Ecosystem
New Courses Address Critical Industry Topics, Offer Access to Expert Coaching Within a Structured, Interactive Online Education Environment
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, is expanding its virtual classroom with the introduction of two new courses — "The Essentials of Internet Protocol (IP) Media Transport for Broadcasters: Moving Real-Time Video and Audio Over Packet Networks" and "Navigating the Ultra High Definition (UHD) Ecosystem." Designed to provide focused, technical knowledge critical to working in today's digital media industry, the SMPTE Virtual Classroom courses also include the Society's Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) Routing & Switching Program.
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Canon U.S.A.’s Larry Thorpe Honored With Television Academy Lifetime Achievement Emmy® Award
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce today that Senior Fellow Larry Thorpe has received the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring an individual whose ongoing contributions have significantly affected the state of television technology and engineering. The award was presented during the 66th Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards ceremony in Las Vegas, NV.
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Hawthorne Direct CEO Jessica Hawthorne-Castro Named "Female CEO of the Year" by the CEO World Awards
News: Hawthorne Direct CEO Jessica Hawthorne-Castro Named "Female CEO of the Year" by the CEO World AwardsHawthorne Direct, an analytics and technology driven accountable brand advertising agency, has announced that its CEO Jessica Hawthorne-Castro has been named “2015 Female CEO of the Year in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations” by the CEO World Awards.
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WPA Film Library Offers Special Footage Deal Exclusively Through Footage.net
The WPA Film Library, a leading source for stock footage and archival imagery, is offering Footage.net newsletter readers a $250 discount coupon, good for footage sales completed before January 31, 2015.
Footage.net, the world's premier online resource for stock footage search and discovery, announced today that WPA Film Library, a leading source for stock footage and archival content, will offer Footage.net newsletter subscribers a $250 discount on all footage licensed before January 31, 2015.
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AlphaDogs Blasts Off In Search Of Life On Mars tonight on The Discovery Channel
News: AlphaDogs Blasts Off In Search Of Life On Mars tonight on The Discovery ChannelThe fascination with the planet Mars has captivated audiences for decades. From Hollywood movies depicting Martians as inhabitants to actual scientific space exploration using robotic probes, the red planet has continued to be shrouded in mystery with no conclusive evidence of life ever having existed. In the new exciting documentary Red Planet Rover, new facts and findings will be unveiled with the results of Mars Curiosity rover’s first two years of explorations and finally answering the question “could life ever have existed here?” The documentary will air on The Discovery Channel, Thursday, December 18th at 10pm EST. [7pm or 10pm PST, depending on carrier. Check local lisitngs.)
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11th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Announces Winners
The LA 3-D Club is pleased to announce the winners of The 11th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival. The festival’s mission is to showcase the best independent stereoscopic 3-D filmmaking from around the world. This year’s fest took place on Dec 12th-14th, 2014, at the Downtown Independent theater in Los Angeles.
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2015 HPA Tech Retreat® Announces Power-Packed Schedule
News: 2015 HPA Tech Retreat® Announces Power-Packed SchedulePreeminent Technology Event Features All-Star Lineup of Industry Leaders
The Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) has unveiled the schedule for the 2015 HPA Tech Retreat®. A who's who of engineering, technology, creativity and strategic business will gather in the desert to discuss the trends and technologies of the future, while tackling head-on the pressing issues of the present. Over the past 21 years, the HPA Tech Retreat has unveiled many industry-shaping technologies and processes to a vanguard audience of those involved in the creation, management, delivery and curation of all forms of content. The event takes place at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, near Palm Springs, CA, from February 9th to the 13th, 2015.
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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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Vitec Group Acquires SmallHD
News: Vitec Group Acquires SmallHDCompany Brings Quality Field Monitors To Vitec Product line-up
The Vitec Group today announced that it has acquired SmallHD, the North Carolina company known for its high-quality, high-definition, on-camera field monitors used by videographers, cinematographers, camera assistants and other creative professionals across the filmmaking world. SmallHD will be incorporated into the Vitec Group’s Videocom division, complementing its existing brands.
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Panavision Acquires Light Iron
News: Panavision Acquires Light IronAdding Workflow Innovator Significantly Expands Trusted Brand's Service Offerings
Panavision has reached an agreement to acquire post production technology innovator Light Iron. The acquisition leverages the strengths of the entertainment industry's most respected designer, manufacturer and rental provider of high precision camera systems with the leader in digital workflow solutions, to offer turnkey technology solutions from pre-production through delivery.
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SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Marks Greatest Attendance in Past Decade
HPA Pre-Conference SMPTE Symposium Addressed Creative Challenges; Main Conference Offered More Than 80 Technical Presentations and a Sold-Out Exhibition Hall
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) concluded successfully with record-setting paid attendance. Through presentations, debates, panel discussions, and technology exhibitions, the three-day event brought attendees an array of expert perspectives on the technologies, formats, and standards on which the industry's future is being built.
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THREE OF CHANGE produces Main title sequence / cartography / in-show animation for Smithsonian Channel, “United States of Drinking”
News: THREE OF CHANGE produces Main title sequence / cartography / in-show animation for Smithsonian Channel, “United States of Drinking”“What a civilization imbibes can reveal a lot about who they are and the world that they live in. Those who built the pyramids preferred beer, and ancient Rome loved its wine, but what's the preferred alcoholic beverage in the US and what does it say about America? Join food writer Josh Ozersky on an illuminating journey as he makes moonshine, meets a microbrewery's chemist, visits an award-winning vineyard and samples the infinite possibilities of the cocktail bar, all in the name of science.”
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Harpoon Pictures' Josef Brings Education to Life for Baylor College of Medicine
News: Harpoon Pictures' Josef Brings Education to Life for Baylor College of MedicineWhat does it take to give life to the possible? Baylor College of Medicine knows the answer to this question all too well. When the prestigious Texan college wanted to showcase all they have to offer, they chose Harpoon Pictures Director, Anton Jøsef to highlight the academics, research and atmosphere with their new spot, “That’s What It Takes.”
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Hawthorne Direct Promotes John Pucci to Chief Marketing & Creative Officer
News: Hawthorne Direct Promotes John Pucci to Chief Marketing & Creative OfficerHawthorne Direct, a full-service brand response advertising agency, has promoted John Pucci to the position of Chief Marketing & Creative Officer. Pucci remains based in the company’s Los Angeles office. Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, CEO, Hawthorne Direct, made the announcement.
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Cutting-Edge "Numbers in Nature" Interactive Exhibit at MSI Chicago Showcases Leviathan's Dazzling Talents and Capabilities
News: Cutting-Edge "Numbers in Nature" Interactive Exhibit at MSI Chicago Showcases Leviathan's Dazzling Talents and CapabilitiesThe Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere, offering exhibits like an enormous U-505 submarine and a full-scale home of the future. The institution recently unveiled its permanent "Numbers in Nature" exhibit, representing its latest collaboration with conceptual design company Leviathan. Masterfully using innovative technologies and artistic approaches in ways that are earning rave reviews, the exhibit lets visitors explore the recurrence of patterns and mathematics in the natural world through a cutting-edge film presentation and myriad interactive installations.
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Motion-Imaging Industry Luminaries Recognized at SMPTE Honors & Awards Ceremony
News: Motion-Imaging Industry Luminaries Recognized at SMPTE Honors & Awards CeremonyThe Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the Society's top honors were conferred on Leonardo Chiariglione, George Lucas, John Logie Baird, and Ioan Allen at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony. Chiariglione and Lucas were given the Society's highest accolade, the status of Honorary Membership; Baird (1888-1946) was named to the Society's Honor Roll; and Allen was awarded the Progress Medal.
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2014 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners Announced
News: 2014 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners AnnouncedHollywood Post Alliance Gala Shines Brightly as Leaders and Innovators in Post Production are Recognized
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Hawthorne Direct Continues to Enhance Analytics Team with Three New Promotions
News: Hawthorne Direct Continues to Enhance Analytics Team with Three New PromotionsHawthorne Direct, a full-service brand response advertising agency, has promoted three of the company’s staff members to new Strategy and Analytic positions. Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, CEO, Hawthorne Direct, made the announcement.
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SMPTE to Host Sessions on the IP-Based Facility and the AXF Standard at CCW+SATCON
News: SMPTE to Host Sessions on the IP-Based Facility and the AXF Standard at CCW+SATCONSMPTE President-Elect Robert Seidel and S. Merrill Weiss, Chair of the SMPTE Working Group on AXF, Will Moderate Panel Discussions
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced its participation in CCW+SATCON, Nov. 12-13, at New York City's Javits Convention Center, through a panel discussion on the IP-based facility and an in-depth session, co-produced with CCW+SATCON, on SMPTE's recently released AXF standard.
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The Walt Disney Company, Panasonic, Dolby Laboratories Make Donations to SMPTE Centennial Campaign
In Recognition of the Society's Centennial Celebration, SMPTE Next Century Fund Will Support Next-Generation Standards, Membership, and Education Programs
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that The Walt Disney Company, Panasonic, and Dolby Laboratories have made contributions totaling $1 million to the SMPTE Centennial Celebration Campaign's Next Century Fund. These gifts, formally recognized today at the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, are the largest financial commitments in the Society's history.
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“Ice Cream Nation” and “Fork U” Start 4K UHD Production
News: “Ice Cream Nation” and “Fork U” Start 4K UHD ProductionLifestyle programming featuring Chefs Simon Majumdar and Keith Schroeder launched.
Award-winning producer/director Walter Biscardi, Jr. helmed the first week of 4K (UHD) production at Biscardi Creative Media (BCM) for the new Contemporary Living Network (CLN). Shooting with a combination of the Panasonic Lumix GH4 and the Blackmagic Design 4K Production Camera, a total of seven episodes were shot for “Ice Cream Nation” and “Fork U” over four days.
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Hollywood Post Alliance to Honor Alan Heim, ACE, and Randy Roberts, ACE, with Lifetime Achievement Awards
News: Hollywood Post Alliance to Honor Alan Heim, ACE, and Randy Roberts, ACE, with Lifetime Achievement AwardsOrganization Will Recognize the Careers and Contributions of Influential Editors
The Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) has announced that Alan Heim, ACE, and Randy Roberts, ACE, will each receive one of the organization’s highest honors, the Lifetime Achievement Award. The special awards, which are determined by the HPA Board of Directors and a select committee, are presented to honorees whose contributions to the field of post production are significant. Heim and Roberts will be on hand to accept their awards at the 9th Annual HPA Awards Show on November 6, 2014, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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Registration for the 21st HPA Tech Retreat Now Open
News: Registration for the 21st HPA Tech Retreat Now OpenThe Bellwether Entertainment Technology Event Returns to Indian Wells
Today at the SMPTE Symposium, produced by the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA®), registration for the 2015 HPA Tech Retreat officially opened. For the 21st consecutive year, a veritable who’s who of engineering, technology, creativity and strategic business leaders will gather in the desert to discuss the trends and technologies of the future, while tackling head-on the issues of the present. The HPA Tech Retreat takes place at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, near Palm Springs, CA, from February 9th to the 13th, 2015.
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Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist Frank Mottek to Host SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that award-winning television and radio news anchor Frank Mottek will host the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony, sponsored by IMAX with support from TV Pro Gear, Canon, and EIKI. The Oct. 23 evening event is being held in conjunction with the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.
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SMPTE® Elects Officers and Governors for 2015 and 2016; Robert Seidel of CBS to Serve as Society's New President
Industry Leaders Elected to Key SMPTE Leadership Posts Reflect Growth of Global Society
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the organization has elected new officers and governors for 2015-16. Robert Seidel, vice president of engineering and advanced technology at CBS, will take office as the Society's new president on Jan. 1, 2015.
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SMPTE Technical Sessions and Exhibitions from IBC2014
During IBC2014, more than 50 SMPTE members were speakers during technical sessions, and more than 107 SMPTE sustaining members exhibited products and technologies. Based in a stand within the IBC Partnership Village, the Society's own participation included support for initiatives such as the popular Rising Stars program, which gave new entrants to the broadcast industry the opportunity to meet top industry experts across a series of specially staged sessions and events.
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Bill Vinten GTC University Award finalists announced
This year’s finalists vying for the Bill Vinten GTC University Award have taken to boats, filmed underwater, shot in 21:9 widescreen, and worked into the night with smoke, lights and mirrors to get their work noticed.
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SMPTE to Receive Prestigious Farnsworth Award at 66th Primetime Emmy Engineering Award Ceremony
Television Academy Will Recognize SMPTE for Its Significant Impact on Television Technology and Engineering
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has been announced today as the recipient of the esteemed Philo T. Farnsworth Award by the Television Academy. The award, which will be presented at the 66th Primetime Emmy® Engineering Awards Ceremony Jan. 8, 2015, during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, honors an agency, company, or institution whose contributions over time have made a significant impact on television technology and engineering.
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Visual Effects Society Names Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonso as VES Summit Keynote Speaker
Academy Award-winning VFX Artists, Cinematographers and Production Designers Headline Visual Imagery Panel; Industry Leaders Host 14 Interactive Business Roundtables
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, announced Victoria Alonso, Executive Vice President of Visual Effects and Post Production, Marvel Studios as Keynote Speaker at its 6th annual Summit, Networking and Visual Imagery Evolution.” The interactive forum on Saturday, October 18th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to explore the dynamic evolution of visual imagery and illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem solving in a TED Talks–like atmosphere.
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SMPTE to Put Spotlight on Student Filmmakers During Inaugural Student Film Showcase at SMPTE 2014
Event Highlights Students' Technical and Creative Contributions in Motion-Imaging Field
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2014 Student Film Showcase. Supported by Netflix and Sundog Media Toolkit, the showcase will take place on Oct. 21 immediately following the Opening Night Reception for the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California.
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SMPTE® 2014 to Delve Into Latest Developments in UHDTV, Image Processing, Theatrical Display, and Audio Technology
Sessions to Showcase Cutting-Edge Work in Areas That Are Transforming the Experience of Video and Audio in Cinema and Broadcast
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 announced that the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) will bring renowned experts to Hollywood, California, from Oct. 20-23 to offer insight into critical industry topics including the latest developments in ultra-high definition television (UHDTV) standards and systems, as well as in image processing, theatrical display, and audio technology.
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The Hollywood Post Alliance Opens Ticket Sales for the 2014 HPA Awards Gala
Must-Attend Industry Event Shines Spotlight on Post Production
The Hollywood Post Alliance® has announced that ticket sales are now open for the 9th Annual HPA Awards Show, set for November 6th, 2014. The HPA Awards are the standard bearer for excellence and innovation in the industry, honoring outstanding accomplishments in post production and recognition to the creative achievements of individuals and companies. The gala event returns to the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California.
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SMPTE® to Honor Recipients of Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship at SMPTE 2014
Award Ceremony Is Among SMPTE Initiatives Supporting and Recognizing Student Education and Participation in Motion-Imaging Field
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 announced that the Society's 2014 Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship will be presented Oct. 23 during the SMPTE 2014 Honors and Awards Ceremony, supported by IMAX. The ceremony will mark the conclusion of the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014), held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California.
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Hawthorne Direct Names Kurt Werderman as Media Strategist & Analyst
News: Hawthorne Direct Names Kurt Werderman as Media Strategist & AnalystHawthorne Direct, a full service Brand Response ad agency, has named Kurt Werderman as Media Strategist & Analyst. Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, CEO, Hawthorne Direct, made the announcement. Based in Los Angeles, Werderman will report to Mary Papp, Hawthorne’s Vice President of Media/Account Management.
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SMPTE® 2014 to Feature In-Depth Sessions on Networked Media, File-Based Workflow, the Cloud, and Asset Management
Multiple-Part Sessions Will Provide Multidimensional Perspectives on How Key Technical Advances Are Shaping the Motion-Imaging 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 announced that the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (SMPTE 2014), Oct. 20-23 in Hollywood, California, will feature in-depth sessions including "Networked Media in the Facility," "File-Based Workflows," "Cloud Case Studies," and "Asset Management." Presented in multiple parts, each session will provide an exceptionally rich perspective on how specific technical advances are influencing the motion-imaging industries.
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Hal Leonard Publishes Alan Parsons' Art & Science of Sound Recording
News: Hal Leonard Publishes Alan Parsons' Art & Science of Sound RecordingAlan Parsons and Julian Colbeck to present ASSR, The Book based on the award-winning DVD set at the 137th AES in Los Angeles
Alan Parsons' Art & Science of Sound Recording: The Book, is a complete rewrite and reappraisal of the award-winning video series. Parsons takes his approach to sound recording to the next level as the book provides ample space to present more technical background information, more detailed diagrams, and more in-depth discussion on each of the twenty-four topics, from "A Brief History of Recording " to the now-classic "Dealing with Disasters."
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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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SMPTE® to Join AES in Presenting Two Sessions at AES137
Sessions Apply Recent Research and Industry Expertise in Examining the Impact of Evolving Technology on Audio for Cinema and Broadcast
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 announced that it will participate in the 137th International Audio Engineering Society Convention (AES137) Oct. 9-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Together, experts from SMPTE and AES will present two sessions dedicated to audio in broadcast and cinema.
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Hawthorne Direct Names Steve D'Amico Vice President/Account Director
News: Hawthorne Direct Names Steve D'Amico Vice President/Account DirectorHawthorne Direct, a full service Brand Response ad agency, has named Steve D’Amico as the agency’s new Vice President/Account Director. Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, CEO, Hawthorne Direct, made the announcement. Based in Los Angeles, D’Amico will report to George Leon, Hawthorne’s Senior Vice President of Media/Account Management.
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SMPTE® Publishes Archive eXchange Format (AXF) Standard
In Codifying Open Specification for AXF, SMPTE Addresses Issue of Interoperability Among Data Archive Systems
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 published a standard that codifies the Archive eXchange Format (AXF). An IT-centric file container that can encapsulate any number and type of files in a fully self-contained and self-describing package, AXF supports interoperability among disparate content storage systems and ensures content's long-term availability, no matter how storage or file system technology evolves.
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BARABOOM! Studios Helps “Cosmos” Previsualize the Wonders of Science
News: BARABOOM! Studios Helps “Cosmos” Previsualize the Wonders of SciencePrevisualization Specialist’s Virtual Production Modes Aids in Visual Effects Design, Production Design, Production Planning, and more for Emmy-Nominated National Geographic Series.
In a project spanning 9 months, BARABOOM! Studios served as previsualization supplier for "Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey," assisting in the design and execution of numerous complex visuals for the groundbreaking National Geographic Channel series, which recently won 4 Emmy Awards. The Los Angeles-based studio contributed to all 13 episodes of the series’ first season, as the hub of a virtual production model, creating previsualizations used in planning visual effects, set design, stage and locations shoots, and post production processes. BARABOOM! Studios is one of the industry’s leading specialists in previsualization, a service that is gaining increasing use throughout the production cycle to save time and money, and improve creative options.
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SMPTE® and FKTG Release Details on Forum 2015, 'Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective'
Two-Day Forum Will Examine Emerging Technologies and Business Impact of Broadband Media Across All Platforms
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 announced details for the SMPTE Forum 2015 "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective." Produced in partnership with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), with collaboration from the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, the SMPTE Forum is scheduled for 7-8 May 2015, at the Fraunhofer-Forum in Berlin. Factors as wide as EU policy, net neutrality, copyright, and mining "big data" are shaping the possibilities in the complex European market and redefining how the industry engages its audience. The SMPTE Forum 2015 will examine these topics, and how connectivity, bandwidth, and media technology improvements will impact media production and distribution across all platforms, from cinema and broadcast to mobile and interactive new media technologies.
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RED Digital Cinema’s Booth It IBC 2014 Touts 6K Digital Motion and Stills Capture, and 4K Live Broadcast
RED Digital Cinema continues to revolutionize the world of digital still and motion cameras with the 6K RED DRAGON sensor. Boasting over 19 megapixels, a new color science and higher dynamic range, the DRAGON sensor takes both EPIC and SCARLET to the next level – blurring the line between motion and still cameras.
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ToolsOnAir Helps Cook Children's CLZ-TV Deliver the Gift of Healing
News: ToolsOnAir Helps Cook Children's CLZ-TV Deliver the Gift of HealingCoping with a life-threatening illness is a tremendous challenge for anyone, but it's particularly difficult for younger people. While most kids are enjoying the typical trappings of childhood, these young people are faced with the life-changing realities of doctors and specialists, poking and testing, and extended hospital stays. It's a difficult situation even under the best of circumstances, but many medical professionals are looking for ways to improve the experience.
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3-D Museum To Launch In Los Angeles
Center For Stereoscopic 3-D Begins Fundraising Campaign
Award winning 3-D filmmaker Eric Kurland has announced the launch of a new non-profit arts organization, 3-D SPACE: The Center For Stereoscopic Photography, Art, Cinema, and Education. 3-D SPACE will operate a museum, gallery, theater, library and classroom dedicated to both the preservation of the history of stereoscopic imaging, and the advancement of current and future 3-D arts and sciences.
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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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SMPTE® Confers 'Fellow' Status on Eight Members of Motion-Imaging Technology Industry
Industry Leaders Honored by SMPTE Continue to Make Global Impact on the Production, Delivery, and Display of Content
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 announced that it has granted SMPTE Fellow membership status to eight industry leaders. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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Chris Fetner, Mark Aitken, and Darcy Antonellis to Keynote at SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
Industry Leaders Will Share Insights and Expertise at SMPTE 2014 Conference Opening and During Industry Luncheon and SMPTE Fellows Luncheon
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 three keynote speakers for the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014), Oct. 21-23 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California.
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SMPTE® Members Involved at All Levels at IBC2014
Record Number of Members Speaking and Exhibiting; SMPTE Sponsoring or Leading Several Technical Sessions
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 announced that more than 50 of its members will speak at technical sessions during IBC2014 — with more than 107 sustaining member companies exhibiting. The IBC2014 conference and exhibition takes place at RAI Amsterdam Sept. 11-16.
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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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NVIDIA’s New Professional GPU Lineup Places Quadro at Center of Visual Computing Workflows
News: NVIDIA’s New Professional GPU Lineup Places Quadro at Center of Visual Computing WorkflowsSIGGRAPH - NVIDIA today unveiled its next generation of NVIDIA Quadro GPUs -- providing new tools and technologies to meet the visual computing needs of the world's leading designers, artists and scientists.
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Vicon Gives Cara a Facelift at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Vicon Gives Cara a Facelift at SIGGRAPH 2014New Version of its Pioneering Facial Mocap System to Feature Hardware Improvements and Updates to CaraLive and CaraPost for Faster, More Efficient Facial Tracking
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, will launch a series of updates to Cara, the world’s first out-of-the-box facial motion capture system for film and games production, at SIGGRAPH 2014 next week. The latest version boasts significant quality enhancements that accelerate facial capture workflows for fast-paced performance capture productions, right out of the box.
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Leading Colorist chooses Mistika for Sony's TV series “Chosen”
News: Leading Colorist chooses Mistika for Sony's TV series “Chosen”Juan Ignacio Cabrera leads the way with Mistika
Inspiring Los Angeles-based Juan Ignacio Cabrera recently handled the post production for the second and third seasons of "Chosen," the most successful show on Sony's Crackle TV network. Leading colorist Juan Ignacio Cabrera graded the series on a Mistika 4K system from SGO.
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HPA to Host Symposium Leading Into SMPTE® 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
'Making Do With More' Event at Hollywood's Historic El Capitan Theatre Will Explore the Impact of Enriched Pictures and Sound for Filmmakers and Content Creators
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 announced that the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) will feature a pre-conference event — the SMPTE 2014 Symposium, hosted by the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®) and titled "Making Do With More." The daylong event is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20 at the historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California.
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ALMA MATER Creates Hilarious Main-On-End Title Sequence For “22 Jump Street”
News: ALMA MATER Creates Hilarious Main-On-End Title Sequence For “22 Jump Street”Visual studio ALMA MATER recently collaborated with "22 Jump Street" directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller on the closing credits for the action-comedy starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. The Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures film, which is now playing in theaters nationwide, had the second-best opening weekend for an R-rated comedy of all time.
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Vicon Customers to Take Center Stage at SIGGRAPH 2014
Framestore, The Capture Lab, Bradford University, Lumiscaphe, TechViz and Autodesk to Present Motion Capture Techniques for Media, Entertainment and Product Design
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, life sciences and engineering industries, has announced a series of customer presentations that will take place at its SIGGRAPH booth (#733) on August 12-14 in Vancouver, Canada. Customers spanning media and entertainment, education and virtual product design will share their motion capture expertise and provide insight into their latest projects. Vicon will also unveil groundbreaking new products, and enhancements to its existing motion capture software.
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IBC2014 Preview, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®)
Partnership Village, Stand 8.F51f
Technical Sessions, SMPTE members will lead a variety of sessions during the IBC2014 exhibition. The Society will offer "Laser Projectors Part 1: Seeing is Believing" and "Laser Projectors Part 2: Is the Devil in the Details?" as part of the IBC Big Screen Experience. Produced and chaired by Peter Ludé, past president of SMPTE, the session will address the impact of laser projection technology on digital cinema and provide a look at breathtaking images shown on the Big Screen Experience's 6-Primary laser projection system from Christie.
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MTWD Entertainment Announces Partnership with renown Producer, April Simpson
News: MTWD Entertainment Announces Partnership with renown Producer, April Simpson“Fork U” coming to the Contemporary Living Network
Award-winning MTWD Entertainment production team (Good Eats, This American Land, Network Earth, Foul Water Fiery Serpent) sets to launch a new multi-platform project Contemporary Living Network (CLN) in the Fall of 2014. CLN is gearing up for its launch in 2014 by developing and collaborating on new and unique lifestyle shows. One such collaboration is with Producer April Simpson on the upcoming food show titled Fork U. As a veteran TV producer and feature reporter, for more than a decade, April has helped create, launch and produce nationally syndicated shows such as “Daytime,” “Star Watch,” and the “Reel Animals Fishing Show.”
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2014 Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference Show Report
ETIA 2014 Overview
Showcasing the state of the art in technologies for providing entertainment over digital infrastructures, the second Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference was jointly sponsored by SMPTE and Stanford's Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN). On June 17 and 18, attendees gathered in the Nvidia Auditorium in the Huang Engineering Building on the Stanford campus to hear presentations from more than 50 industry experts. These visionaries shared their insights on best practices and future challenges for serving the entertainment needs of consumers worldwide over IP-based infrastructure — most commonly using the Internet.
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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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MASTERSFX Pioneers "Digital Makeup Effects" Technologies with Season Four of "Falling Skies"
News: MASTERSFX Pioneers "Digital Makeup Effects" Technologies with Season Four of "Falling Skies"Award-winning character effects company MASTERSFX unveiled its “dMFX” (“Digital MakeUp”) Division in conjunction with Season Four of the hit Amblin Television/TNT series "Falling Skies,” which premiered in late June. Todd Masters, President/Founder/Chief Monster Maker for the company made the announcement.
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SMPTE® Announces Launch of New Pittsburgh Section
New Section Will Bring New Resources and Opportunities to SMPTE Members in Increasingly Active Northeast Hub
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 announced the formation of a new SMPTE Section in Pittsburgh. The new Section will offer existing and potential SMPTE members in the Pittsburgh area valuable educational programs, technical expertise, and networking opportunities. The formation of the group was spearheaded by local SMPTE Fellows George Hoover, CTO at NEP; John Luff, television technology consultant at HD Consulting; and Diversified Systems CEO Karl Paulsen.
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Visual Music Rebrands With Focus On Unique Roster
News: Visual Music Rebrands With Focus On Unique RosterFrom Bear McCreary and John Swihart to Emerging Artists and Composers
For Tom Seufert it’s always been about finding his clients the perfect soundtrack. That single-minded passion and enthusiasm from the Creative Director of Visual Music is why the award-winning music boutique he founded some 16-years ago continues to thrive in a constantly shifting musical landscape.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Selects Elliot Kotek, Co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as Keynote Speaker
ACM SIGGRAPH announces the selection of Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as the keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 10-14 August 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
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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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Drama Series “Life of Hers” Filmed on Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
News: Drama Series “Life of Hers” Filmed on Blackmagic Production Camera 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that Cardy Films has shot “Life of Hers” on the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Written by Samantha Chioma, directed by Olan Collardy and Ola Masha, the brand new micro-budget drama series explores the lives of four women living in London as part of the African diaspora.
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