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Leftchannel Creates Animated Technique for Netflix's AUDRIE & DAISY
Leftchannel Creates Animated Technique for Netflix's AUDRIE & DAISY
Documentary Received Prestigious 2017 Annie Award Nomination
Earlier this year, leftchannel received a prestigious Annie Award nomination for “Best Animated Special Production” for the Sundance hit and Netflix-acquired AUDRIE & DAISY. The team at leftchannel, led by Founder/Creative Director Alberto Scirocco, created a specific animation technique for the powerful documentary, currently streaming on Netflix.
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LightHouse Films Signs Director Anthony Pellino for U.S. Representation
LightHouse Films Signs Director Anthony Pellino for U.S. Representation
Up and Coming Director Brings Visually Stunning Direction to LightHouse Films
New York based commercial production company LightHouse Films is excited to welcome director Anthony Pellino to their award winning roster of directors. Based in New York, Pellino brings a unique and riveting style of directing to the LightHouse team by constantly striving to convey raw emotion through a cinematically surreal, yet highly authentic approach to filmmaking.
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Nickelodeon Launches All-New On-Air Brand Refresh
Nickelodeon Launches All-New On-Air Brand Refresh
Nick’s New Look and Feel Comes as Net Is Experiencing Creative and Ratings Surge
Nickelodeon, the number-one kids’ network with the top-rated kids’ shows on all TV, is pairing this year’s fun-filled slime-fest, the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, with the debut of an all-new brand refresh of its on-air and online look and feel—one that reflects the play, surprise and imagination in kids’ lives and delivers on the net’s mission to help make the world a more playful place. Created with global branding and creative agency Superestudio, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nick’s new look focuses on the power of imagination via an array of kids interacting with the real world and Nick’s beloved characters in surprising and surreal mixes of live-action and graphics.
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Los Angeles Church Mosaic Maximizes 4K Content Creation Workflow with Facilis TerraBlock
Los Angeles Church Mosaic Maximizes 4K Content Creation Workflow with Facilis TerraBlockFacilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that Mosaic—a Southern California church with more than 3,000 regular attendees—is among the first houses of worship in the nation to adopt an end-to-end native 4K-resolution file-based video workflow for media content creation.
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Geoff Bailey Joins Alkemy X As Creative Director
Geoff Bailey Joins Alkemy X As Creative DirectorCreative content company Alkemy X has added Creative Director Geoff Bailey to its New York office. This move accents a noteworthy stretch of expansion in which Alkemy X almost doubled its staff and opened a new state-of-the-art production and post facility in New York City. The announcement comes on the heels of Alkemy X making headlines as the exclusive visual effects company on M. Night Shyamalan’s original thriller “Split,” which was the no. 1 film at the U.S. Box Office for three consecutive weeks.
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Wrike Announces Video Proofing to Improve Collaboration on Video Assets
Wrike Announces Video Proofing to Improve Collaboration on Video Assets
Explosion of Online Video marketing leaves teams in need of better organization
Wrike, the work management software for high performance teams, today announced the release of a new set of tools that allow video producers, editors and business users to share feedback and collaborate on the development of video assets. With Proofing and Approval for video, Wrike introduces new value to its Wrike for Marketers platform, which supports high-volume digital teams through the entire creative and marketing workflow.
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Women In Film, Sundance Institute and 50 Hollywood Leaders Launch ReFrame to Create Sustainable Gender Equity in Film and Television
Groundbreaking, Peer-to-Peer Approach Addresses Systemic Impediments to Inclusivity
Fifty Hollywood leaders and influencers, including studio heads, agency partners, senior network executives, talent and guild representatives brought together by Women In Film and Sundance Institute today announce the launch of ReFrame, a formal action plan to further gender parity in the media industry.
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SXSW 2017: Touch and try Sony's latest prototypes incorporating cutting-edge technologies
SXSW 2017: Touch and try Sony's latest prototypes incorporating cutting-edge technologies NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2017
PRNewswire-- Sony will take part in SXSW 2017 (South by Southwest; https://www.sxsw.com/), the world's largest creative business conference and festivals, to be held in mid-March in Austin, Texas. Beginning on Sunday, March 12 at the SXSW Interactive Festival, a breeding ground for new technologies and creative business ideas, Sony will introduce its latest prototypes incorporating cutting-edge technologies, as well as projects that are still in the development stage. Visitors will be able to enjoy and experience the interactive and entertaining exhibits showcased by Sony, which are focused on developing products that exist at the closest point of contact with its customers and resonate with them at an emotional level, and on placing those products in the hands of customers around the world.
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The Artery Wins First Ever "VFX/Post Production Creative Award" from Connections' Le Book 2017 West Coast Creative Awards
The Artery Wins First Ever "VFX/Post Production Creative Award" from Connections' Le Book 2017 West Coast Creative AwardsRenowned Art + Technology company The Artery, which employs an award winning talent base of some of the most talented digital artists in the world to design, create and produce unique and compelling visual content across all screens, is the winner of the 2017 “VFX/Post Production Creative Award” from Connections’ Le Book West Coast Creative Awards.
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Art Directors Guild To Host Oscar® Panel With Production Design Nominees
Art Directors Guild To Host Oscar® Panel With Production Design Nominees
OSCAR®-NOMINATED PRODUCTION DESIGNERS AND SET DECORATORS TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON FEBRUARY 25 AT EGYPTIAN THEATRE
This year’s Oscar®-nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators from Arrival; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; Hail,Caesar!; La La Land and Passengers will discuss their craft at the 11th Annual Art of Production Design Oscar Panel presented by the Art Directors Guild and Set Decorators Society of America’s on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 3 p.m. The panel will be held at the Egyptian Theatre and is produced in association with the American Cinematheque and is sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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Broadcast Pix Showcases Integrated Production Switchers with Digital Garage at BVE 2017
Broadcast Pix Showcases Integrated Production Switchers with Digital Garage at BVE 2017Broadcast Pix™ will demonstrate its live production systems with Digital Garage during BVE 2017 (Stand K52), which runs Feb. 28 – March 2 at ExCeL London. In addition to its integrated production switchers, Broadcast Pix will demonstrate the new Broadcast Pix Commander™ series of live production systems with a streamlined touchscreen interface and BPNet™ cloud-based video workflow service.
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SIGGRAPH 2017 Seeks Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Submissions
SIGGRAPH 2017 Seeks Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Submissions
SIGGRAPH 2017 will be held 30 July–3 August 2017 in Los Angeles.
SIGGRAPH 2017, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, is seeking a diverse range of new Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (AR) submissions to be showcased during its upcoming annual conference. SIGGRAPH 2017 will mark the 44th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, and will be held 30 July–3 August 2017 in Los Angeles.
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Alkemy X Reunites with M. Night Shyamalan for VFX for Universal Pictures' SPLIT
Alkemy X Reunites with M. Night Shyamalan for VFX for Universal Pictures' SPLITCreative content company​ Alkemy X​ provided visual effects for Universal Pictures’ No. 1 new film SPLIT, from writer/director M. Night Shyamalan, it was announced today. From on-set VFX supervision to post-production, the job yielded a total of 74 shots in the final film, including those for the film’s climactic scenes. SPLIT is now in theaters.
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Nine Mile Circle’ Les Umberger Directs Wrestler Ric Flair in Hilarious Campaign for U.S. Auto Sales
Nine Mile Circle’ Les Umberger Directs Wrestler Ric Flair in Hilarious Campaign for U.S. Auto SalesWrestling legend Ric Flair stars as an over the top used car salesman in a new campaign for Georgia-based USAuto Sales. Atlanta creative boutique Nine Mile Circle produced and finished the three spots in which the 67-year-old strongman, known as “Nature Boy,” plays the flimflamming proprietor of Papa Flair’s Used Cars. In one, Flair boasts “we’re body slammin’ prices into the ground,” and then proceeds to dish out the same treatment to his hapless customers. US Auto Sales is offered as an alternative for people who’d rather avoid the arm twisting and stereotypical badgering from a shady used car dealer.
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Canon Invites Filmmakers to its Creative Studio as a Sponsor of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Canon Invites Filmmakers to its Creative Studio as a Sponsor of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Over 20 Percent of 2017 Slate Filmed Using Canon Equipment
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is returning as a Sustaining Sponsor to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival (January 19–29 in Park City, Utah). Canon will celebrate the filmmakers working behind the camera with daily programming at the Canon Creative Studio, located at 592 Main Street.
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Live from Park City, Utah: It's the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Live from Park City, Utah: It's the 2017 Sundance Film FestivalThe excitement of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival happens both on-screen and off, with a robust slate of panels and music performances, many of which are free and live streamed so independent film and music fans can tune in from anywhere.
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M&C Saatchi LA Named Agency Of Record For Pacific Life Insurance Company
M&C Saatchi LA Named Agency Of Record For Pacific Life Insurance CompanyAfter a competitive review, Pacific Life Insurance Company has named M&C Saatchi LA Creative Agency of Record. M&C Saatchi LA will be responsible for consumer brand advertising creative and digital media for the Southern California-based company, a trusted U.S. provider of life insurance and retirement solutions for more than 145 years.
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GF's Three Body-Themed Web Commercials Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K
GF's Three Body-Themed Web Commercials Shot with URSA Mini 4.6KBlackmagic Design today announced that its Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K camera was used by director Yu Gang to shoot a series of Three Body themed web commercials starring famous Chinese actor Feng Shaofeng for the GF skincare products of Shanghai Jahwa, one of China's oldest daily used chemical companies. Inspired by the award-winning science fiction trilogy "Remembrance of Earth's Past" (aka "The Three Body Problem") by Chinese writer Liu Cixin -- in which the alien Trisolarans evolve to be able to hydrate and dehydrate their bodies to adapt to the harsh environment on their planet that is part of a stellar system with three suns.
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SMPTE Reveals Finalists for the Vista Project Student Filmmaking Competition
SMPTE Reveals Finalists for the Vista Project Student Filmmaking Competition
Project Submissions by Ian Job, Shane Murphy, and Jon Navarro Selected in Competition to Create Interactive Short Featuring TimePlay Technology
TimePlay Inc., a leader in the interactive second screen industry, and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced the selection of three student filmmaker finalists in the Vista Project, a new big-screen interactive storytelling competition for students.
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HPA Unveils 2017 Tech Retreat Schedule
HPA Unveils 2017 Tech Retreat Schedule
Industry Leaders Head to the Desert to Explore Important Trends and Technologies
The HPA unveiled the schedule for its 2017 HPA Tech Retreat® today. Seen as an incomparable opportunity to meet and engage with a world-class roster of well-known and emerging leaders in engineering, technology, creativity and business, the HPA Tech Retreat takes place in the desert over the course of a week. Participants confer on future trends and technologies of the media and entertainment ecosystem while tackling issues of the present from fresh perspectives. The Tech Retreat offers access to a wide range of in-depth information, facilitating a nuanced and informed view of industry trajectories. The Tech Retreat returns to the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, near Palm Springs, CA, from 20-24 February 2017.
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Friendly Vengeance Takes a Swing at Injustice in "KO Bots" for LA Kitchen
Friendly Vengeance Takes a Swing at Injustice in "KO Bots" for LA Kitchen
Five-day charity event supports L.A. Kitchen by allowing players to control robot actions with tweets.
Los Angeles-based interactive agency Friendly Vengeance is putting up its dukes to “Knock Out Injustice” with the five-day Twitter fundraising campaign KO Bots to benefit L.A. Kitchen and its mission to reveal the power of food and community. The classic beloved toy “Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots” are ingeniously employed by the agency behind Doggy MD for a charity boxing match where Twitter users call the shots. Participants tweet @KO_Bots with the hashtags #RedBot or #BlueBot to prompt the robot of that color to take a symbolic swing at issues including ageism, food waste and recidivism, then watch the impact of their tweet by following the “match” live on the KO Bots website.
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South By Southwest (SXSW) Announces Community Service Award Honorees For 2017
South By Southwest (SXSW) Announces Community Service Award Honorees For 2017PRNewswire/ -- South by Southwest® (SXSW®) announced the recipients of the SXSW Community Service Award honorees for 2017. The SXSW Community Service Awards celebrate the spirit of community that is unique to SXSW. Each spring, ten recipients are recognized for their use of digital technology to help others. Each honoree receives a complimentary badge to SXSW, a $1,000 grant to their favorite 501(c)(3) and a chance to spread the word about their work to the SXSW community. The SXSW Community Service Awards will take place on the evening of Monday, March 13 during the 2017 SXSW Conference and Festivals.
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Art Directors Guild To Induct Gene Allen Into Hall Of Fame
Art Directors Guild To Induct Gene Allen Into Hall Of Fame
ADG’s 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Take Place Saturday, February 11 at Ray Dolby Ballroom
Gene Allen, the Oscar®-winning Production Designer behind My Fair Lady, A Star is Born and Les Girls, will be inducted into the Art Directors Guild (ADG) Hall of Fame at the 21st Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards, announced today by ADG Council Chairperson Marcia Hinds and Awards Producer Thomas Wilkins. The ceremony will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.
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Lucky 21 Director Norry Niven Films Woman-Powered Famous Footwear Ad For The Richards Group
Lucky 21 Director Norry Niven Films Woman-Powered Famous Footwear Ad For The Richards GroupThe new spot for Famous Footwear, directed by Norry Niven for The Richards Group, is an empowering and poetic call to #stepforward. In the piece, women of different backgrounds move confidently towards the camera, their words aimed to challenge a better future with that first step. View it here: https://vimeo.com/194557885 “This spot was a gutsy choice for a retailer, especially around the Holidays, because it’s really about launching a movement that will last past this season,” explains Brand Creative Group Head: Chris Smith. “The ‘Step Forward’ idea isn’t just about the shoes; it’s about what you’ll be inspired to accomplish in them. So this spot needed to feel epic and anthemic, but also personal and intimate.”
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Creative Director/Flame Artist Les Umberger Joins Nine Mile Circle
Creative Director/Flame Artist Les Umberger Joins Nine Mile CircleBoutique post-production house Nine Mile Circle has added creative director, Flame artist and finishing editor Les Umberger to its creative team. Umberger is an Emmy® Award-winning artist who brings experience with major brands and top agencies through past stints at West Coast shops Digital Domain and R!OT. His presence will allow Nine Mile to offer clients comprehensive post-production packages, encompassing creative editorial, color grading, visual effects, editorial finishing and sound at a level on par with companies in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.
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AdoramaTV’s “Through The Lens” Season Three Takes Viewers to Japan and Hong Kong
AdoramaTV’s “Through The Lens” Season Three Takes Viewers to Japan and Hong Kong
Experience the culture of Japan and Hong Kong through the eyes of local Instagrammers; YouTube docu-series “Through The Lens: Japan & Hong Kong” premieres tomorrow, exclusively on AdoramaTV
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has announced that season three of its uber popular online docu-series, “Through The Lens” (“TTL”), will premiere on Friday, December 2, 2016 online on AdoramaTV. Aptly named “Through The Lens: Japan & Hong Kong,” the new season travels across the globe to Tokyo, Kyoto and Hong Kong to explore the inspirational stories behind some of the region’s most popular photographers. Watch the trailer for season three of “Through The Lens” now on AdoramaTV and be sure to follow #TTL on Instagram.
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EditShare Lands at Beach House Pictures in Singapore
EditShare Lands at Beach House Pictures in Singapore
EditShare media infrastructure eliminates content silos to bring continuity across media production workflow; Flow MAM, XStream EFS and Ark create tiered storage with extensive media sharing, production and automation capabilitie
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced today that Singapore-based Beach House Pictures has upgraded its legacy media infrastructure with EditShare media management solutions: EditShare Flow media asset management (MAM), 235 TB EditShare EFS XStream shared storage and EditShare Ark tape-based archiving.
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Scott Borrero Named Winner of Adorama’s “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker”
Scott Borrero Named Winner of Adorama’s “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker”
Finale of AdoramaTV’s hit web series reveals Scott Borrero as the series’ very first “Top Photographer”; stream the entire series online now
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, is excited to announce Scott Borrero has been named the very first winner of the inaugural season of “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker,” AdoramaTV’s brand new web series competition pitting five photographers against one another in a series of challenges to prove they had not only the skills, but the vision to become Top Photographer.
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Canon U.S.A. Kicks Off the #TAGYOUREIT Instagram Campaign with Actress Jamie Chung
Canon U.S.A. Kicks Off the #TAGYOUREIT Instagram Campaign with Actress Jamie Chung
Canon Challenges Selected Influencers to Push Their Boundaries of Photographic Expression with the New EOS M5 Digital Camera through a Game of “Tag” Via Social Media
In celebration of the release of the new Canon EOS M5 Digital Camera, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of the #TagYoureIt collaborative Instagram campaign. Actress and blogger Jamie Chung and 12 participating photographers, chosen because of their passion for sharing the world around them, will be faced with completing spontaneous photo challenges from now through the end of the year.
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FLEX Creative Acquires Noted Marketing, Promotions and Production Company SuchAGoodDog
FLEX Creative Acquires Noted Marketing, Promotions and Production Company SuchAGoodDog
Acquisition Brings New Clients Fox, ABC, Freeform and Reelz Network to FLEX
FLEX Creative, a creative services agency specializing in the design and production of promotional and in-show content for broadcast television, cable and streaming industry clients, has acquired SuchAGoodDog, the Emmy-nominated marketing, promotions, and production company.  The acquisition brings new clients Fox, ABC, Freeform and Reelz Network to FLEX. The announcement was made jointly today by Peter Martin, Founder/Chief Creative Director, FLEX Creative, and Steve Silverman, Founder/Chief Creative Director, Such A Good Dog.
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Air Jordan, TROPHY ROOM and DJ Khaled debut TROPHY ROOM XVI in cinematic style...
Valiant Pictures and Director Masood Ahmed Help Air Jordan, TROPHY ROOM and DJ Khaled Debut TROPHY ROOM XVI in Cinematic Style
Marcus Jordan recently unveiled the exclusive Air Jordan + TROPHY ROOM XVI Retro Bleu Français edition, leveraging the talents of Nike senior footwear designer Wilson Smith, DJ Khaled, Valiant Pictures and director Masood Ahmed. The highly strategic promotional campaign celebrating the shoe's official release online at http://www.trophyroomstore.com represents the combined efforts of all involved.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Firmware Updates For EOS C300/C300 Mark Ii Digital Cinema Cameras At NAB Show New York 2016
Canon U.S.A. Announces Firmware Updates For EOS C300/C300 Mark Ii Digital Cinema Cameras At NAB Show New York 2016Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced firmware updates for both the Canon EOS C300 and EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Cameras being showcased at NAB Show New York 2016, November 9 and 10 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. These firmware updates support a number of feature updates for users including improvement of accessory support, ease of use, Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) and creative flexibility.
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SMPTE® Hollywood Section to Focus on Cybersecurity at November Meeting
SMPTE® Hollywood Section to Focus on Cybersecurity at November MeetingThe Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that its November meeting will focus on cybersecurity. Today, Hollywood faces growing and increasingly complex security threats. “New digital workflows and the expanding use of cloud-based storage, mobile devices, and social media have changed the way entertainment industry companies conduct business, and they have also made these companies more vulnerable to cyber-attack, whether for financial gain or political motivations,” said Marty Meyer, chair of the SMPTE Hollywood Section. “It is imperative for engineers to develop and implement effective security strategies proactively.”
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Go Creative Show: Cinematographer David Klein, ASC, of Homeland
Go Creative Show: Cinematographer David Klein, ASC, of Homeland
David Klein, ASC, cinematographer of Homeland, True Blood and many classic Kevin Smith movies like Clerks, Mall Rats, and Red State, joins us to talk all about it all.
The Go Creative Show, dedicated to inspiring creative professionals working in the video, film, TV and music industries, invites you to join host, Ben Consoli and his special guest, David Klein, ASC, cinematographer of Homeland and True Blood. David has also shot many of the classic Kevin Smith movies like Clerks, Mall Rats, and Red State and he’s here to talk all about it all. His love of realism has defined a generation of film making and he continues to execute it flawlessly with his work on Homeland. David talks with us about all his gear and lighting choices, shooting hand-held effectively and how the best film education is to simply shoot something.
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Allure, a Christie Company, showcases innovation, integration and its full suite of digital signage solutions in its new Product Innovation Center
Allure, a Christie Company, showcases innovation, integration and its full suite of digital signage solutions in its new Product Innovation Center
Allure has opened a Product Innovation Center at its corporate headquarters in Atlanta.
Envisioned as a place where digital signage, point-of-sale, creative and analytics solutions are brought together to represent the market verticals Allure serves, the recently launched Product Innovation Center offers an immersive tour of engaging place-based technologies. Visitors are greeted with a high-definition video wall that upon closer examination reveals a small informal meeting space replete with theatre-style seats and curtains. Throughout the PIC, technology on display dynamically reflects the market verticals Allure serves, such as stadiums, retail, restaurants, theatres, theme parks, and more. Since opening, the PIC has been warmly received by clients, visitors, vendor partners and employees. The engaging mix of large and small format digital displays and content create a dynamic and visually rich environment for realizing ideas, fresh thinking, and powerful visual experiences – while also illustrating the depth of creative, strategic and experiential capabilities of Allure and its Christie Experiential Network (CEN).
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Adorama Launches VIP360 Customer Loyalty Program
Adorama Launches VIP360 Customer Loyalty Program
Access exclusive benefits when shopping today’s top photo, video and electronics gear, including free two-day delivery, extended warranty, members-only events and much more
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, is today launching VIP360, an exclusive members benefits program for the most elite of Adorama shoppers. Just $49.99/year to join, Adorama VIP360 offers a number of deals, discounts and special promotions available only to members throughout the year, including free, nationwide two-day delivery, drops and spills warranty, and extended returns at no additional cost to the customer. Members will also enjoy early access to pop-up sales as well as raffles for tickets to private events. Adorama’s VIP360 program is good for anyone looking to be rewarded for all their photo, video and electronics purchases, whether they’re shopping for a TV, computer, gaming system, or even surveillance cameras for home security.
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Maria Smith Named Executive Creative Director at M&C Saatchi LA
Maria Smith Named Executive Creative Director at M&C Saatchi LAM&C Saatchi LA is thrilled to announce that Maria Smith has been named Executive Creative Director. Smith has been a Creative Director, ACD, and Copywriter for 12 years, nearly ten of which have been spent with M&C Saatchi LA. At the agency she has demonstrated her expertise in leading creative teams and giving brands a unique creative voice – honest, compelling, and relevant.
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Canon Welcomes Stephanie Sinclair And Jeremy Cowart To "Explorers Of Light" Program
Canon Welcomes Stephanie Sinclair And Jeremy Cowart To "Explorers Of Light" Program
More than 20 Year Program Debuts New Members at PhotoPlus Expo 2016
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, is proud to announce the addition of two new photographers to its renowned Explorers of Light program, Stephanie Sinclair and Jeremy Cowart. These new members add to the already impressive ranks of Canon’s program, expanding to align with a wide range of talented professionals that impact imaging culture and influence the way their audiences see the world. These new Explorers of Light will be on hand at the Canon Booth (#121) at PhotoPlus Expo 2016, October 20-22 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. For a full schedule of events in the Canon booth, please visit usa.canon.com/photoplus2016.
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Christie Experiential Network Sign Exclusive contract with MJR Digital Cinemas
Allure and its Experiential Media Network continue expansion into the Motor City offering advertisers more consumer impressions
Allure, a Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. company, and its Christie Experiential Network (CEN), leaders in creating immersive and engaging experiential Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) solutions, is proud to announce the signing of an exclusive digital advertising contract with MJR Digital Cinemas.
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Maria Casino Creates Denmark’s Biggest Live Roulette Experience on Facebook Live with Wirecast
Maria Casino Creates Denmark’s Biggest Live Roulette Experience on  Facebook Live with Wirecast
Over 531,000 users engage with week-long series of live streams using Wirecast streaming production software
Copenhagen-based Maria Casino has used Telestream’s Wirecast live streaming production software to create a week-long Facebook Live streaming event that succeeded in creating a reach in excess of 531,000 users and over 90,000 viewers. Each viewer spent on average over 22 minutes on the streaming event. Telestream notes that this live streaming event garnered one of the largest audiences ever reported, and was a well-executed plan combining targeted promotion and strategic use of Facebook Live.
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MAXON announces highly anticipated Cinema 4D Road Tour to 14 Cities
MAXON announces highly anticipated Cinema 4D Road Tour to 14 Cities
14 Cities, 10 Weeks, Presentations from 3D Creative Pros, Door Prizes. October 6 – December 15, 2016
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce the schedule for its highly anticipated Cinema 4D Road Show. During each leg of the road show, MAXON representatives will give a general presentation that includes an introduction to 3D, as well as a motion graphics and visual effects workflow demonstration showcasing the features in the newly released Cinema 4D R18 – the latest version of the company’s acclaimed 3D software solution – and its unmatched compatibility with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects. MAXON will also be joined at each tour stop by local, industry-leading 3D guest artists who will present the latest techniques and creative approach to the Cinema 4D design and animation workflow on real-world projects.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Next Generation EF 70-300mm
Affordable Lens Features NANO USM Technology, Enhanced Image Stabilizer and Information Display
Having the right tool for the job has long been the mantra for professional photographers and hobbyists alike. Canon’s wide array of lenses provide users with a variety of creative options to help capture dynamic photos and videos with their DSLR cameras. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the new Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens featuring NANO USM technology for high-speed and near-silent focusing in both still and video modes. The lens also features a new LCD information display and four-stop* image stabilization.
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Avid Reinvents the Newsroom with a Complete Story-Centric Workflow
Powerful new story-centric workflow solves key production challenges, enabling news organizations to deliver multiple angles of a story across more viewing screens, faster than ever
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today introduced the next-generation newsroom, based around a complete story-centric workflow including multiple Avid solutions and new feature enhancements for modern newsroom management and news production. This new story-centric workflow puts the story at the center of news operations spanning from planning to delivery, and provides the tools news teams need to plan, gather, create, collaborate, manage and deliver news to a wider range of viewers across multiple platforms. With this wide-ranging holistic approach, the story is now the center of all planning and delivery, allowing for more dynamic and organic storytelling and greater workflow agility--both inside and outside the newsroom.
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VIEW Conference 2016 - Complete Program
VIEW Conference 2016 - Complete ProgramVIEW Conference 2016, Italy’s largest animation, games, VFX and computer graphics conference has finalized its most robust schedule of keynotes, speakers and workshops ever for the October 24-28, 2016 event. Including key creative talent from five of the top six worldwide grossing films of 2016, the conference showcases the best in animation, games, visual effects, computer graphics and more. New additions to the schedule include:
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ToolsOnAir and axle Video Deliver Workflow Breakthrough
ToolsOnAir and axle Video Deliver Workflow BreakthroughAustria-based ToolsOnAir, an innovative provider of ingest, playout and workflow solutions for broadcast and media production, has just launched OnCore, a powerful new component and automation environment for video featuring a graphical user interface that makes it easy to create and configure custom workflows. And the upcoming IBC 2016 Show will mark the public debut of onCore's integration with axle Video's pioneering axle 2016.2 media management system.
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Brand New Family Adventure Album "Tales" Released by Award Winning Custom Music and Sound Design Company The Hit House
Brand New Family Adventure Album "Tales" Released by Award Winning Custom Music and Sound Design Company The Hit HouseTop custom music and sound design company The Hit House has released “Tales,” its latest original album. Tales has been created and produced by composers Scott Lee Miller, William Hunt, Dan Diaz, and Martyn Corbet. Sally House, Executive Producer, The Hit House, made the announcement.
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NBC's Groundbreaking 'The Voice On Snapchat' Five-episode Series Launches Today
NBC's Groundbreaking 'The Voice On Snapchat' Five-episode Series Launches Today
Four Performers Will Be Chosen By “The Voice” Coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys From Over 20,000 Submissions
Utilizing the latest technologies to deliver its finest programming and original content across social, digital and mobile platforms, NBC announced today it has debuted the first-of-a-kind Snapchat television partnership with the five-episode series “The Voice on Snapchat.”
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Scatterlight Studios Partners With The Players’ Tribune To Produce “Scouting Myself” Video Series
Scatterlight Studios Partners With The Players’ Tribune To Produce “Scouting Myself” Video Series
Pro Athletes Mentor Elite High School Athletes In Inspirational New Series
Production studio Scatterlight Studios recently completed work on “Scouting Myself,” an original new digital series on The Players’ Tribune that offers elite high school athletes an opportunity of a lifetime — to learn straight from the pros themselves as they aspire to make it to the next level.
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View Conference 2016 Announcing A Rich Slate Of Industry Speakers, Keynotes And Award Competitions
VIEW Conference 2016, Italy’s largest computer graphics and digital media conference will swing into action October 24, showcasing the largest and most diverse cross-section of industry professionals in animation, visual effects, virtual reality and digital design in the conference’s 17-year history. The renowned Turin, Italy confab spans five days of talks, workshops, panel discussions, interactive sessions and awards presented to an expected audience of 6,000 students and professionals. This year, VIEW is headlined by three exciting Keynotes:
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SMPTE Brings Together Hollywood Creativity and Silicon Valley Innovation With 2016 ETCA Conference
Fourth Annual Conference Explores How Streaming Video, 4K/UHD, HDR, Immersive Audio, and VR Are Transforming the Personal Media Experience
With its Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference, 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, brought the industry greater clarity on the technologies and tactics shaping the connected entertainment experience. Held June 27-28 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, California, the conference drew experts from both Hollywood and the Silicon Valley to provide unique insight into the future of media delivery and consumption within a connected world.
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M&C Saatchi LA Celebrates The Ford Theatres: LA's Freshest Stage
M&C Saatchi LA Celebrates The Ford Theatres: LA's Freshest Stage
New Campaign Highlights The Cultural Exchange That Is The Heart of Los Angeles' Iconic Venue
M&C Saatchi LA is proud to have developed and produced a multi-platform campaign for the grand re-opening of one of Los Angeles’ most beloved artistic centers: the Ford Theatres. The campaign shines a spotlight on how the Ford Theatres brings people together for transformative arts experiences that inspire, empower and ignite cultural exchange.
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Food and Google Translate come together in #EveryoneSpeaksFood,
Food and Google Translate come together in #EveryoneSpeaksFood,Bi-coastal production company m ss ng p eces brings a wide array of cultures to the table for Google Translate, illustrating that food is a universal language. Director Josh Nussbaum’s colorful and sensual short, #EveryoneSpeaksFood, captures the journey of Small World, Google Translate’s free pop up restaurant in New York.
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IBC 2016: Vimond Launches New Video Editing and Rights
IBC 2016: Vimond Launches New Video Editing and RightsVimond IO - a new way of editing video stories from live streams
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EditFest Los Angeles Announces Stellar Line Up
EditFest Los Angeles Announces Stellar Line Up
American Cinema Editors Popular Event Set for August 6
American Cinema Editors has announced that EditFest, the day-long celebration of the art and craft of editing, will return to LA for its 9th annual outing on August 6, 2016. EditFest launched in LA in 2008, offering audiences the opportunity to hear award-winning film and television editors share their insights and experiences. Past EditFest participants have included renowned editors Anne V. Coates, ACE, Tim Porter, ACE, Fred Raskin, ACE, Barney Pilling, ACE, Paul Hirsch, ACE, Tom Cross, ACE and many others.
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SMPTE Launches The Vista Project, a New Big Screen Interactive Storytelling Competition for Students
Led by Digital Cinema Pioneer Bud Mayo, The Vista Project Is Designed to Serve as an Incubator for the Next Generation of Cinema Storytellers
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the official launch of The Vista Project, a competition that will identify emerging talent in the creative and engineering realms and support future filmmakers in developing interactive cinema experiences.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Filmmaker Anna Akana As Its Next Rebel With A Cause, Continuing A Year-Long Celebration Of The 25th Anniversary Of The Canon EOS Rebel SLR Camera
YouTube Personality and Actress Gave the Crowd at VidCon 2016 a Sneak Peek At What Makes Her a Rebel With A Cause
Anna Akana and Canon U.S.A., Inc., together announced that Akana will become the latest personality featured in the “Rebel With A Cause” initiative, which celebrates 25 years since the introduction of Canon’s first EOS Rebel SLR camera. Following in the footsteps of American daredevil Nik Wallenda and GRAMMY®Award winning record producer Swizz Beatz, Akana, a strong proponent of anti-bullying and suicide prevention, will be featured in a video dedicated to her own unique cause, debuting in September.
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Shuttlecraft Partners With Tom, Dick & Harry On Whimsical Animated Campaign For Black Forest Organic Gummy Bears
Shuttlecraft Partners With Tom, Dick & Harry On Whimsical Animated Campaign For Black Forest Organic Gummy Bears
CG Gummy Bear Family Makes Its Debut In New Reality Series
Full-service production studio Shuttlecraft and Chicago-based ad agency Tom, Dick & Harry Creative Co. recently teamed up to create a playful online campaign for Black Forest Organic Gummy Bears from Ferrara Candy Company.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK to Feature the Latest Cinema Display Environment
Event will Present Unrivalled Viewing Experience with Support of RealD and Other Key Companies
When the HPA Tech Retreat, a pivotal gathering of those supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content for the dynamic landscape of distribution environments, makes its UK debut in Oxfordshire, 13 - 14 July, attendees will be viewing content in one of the most advanced settings in the UK. HPA is collaborating with with RealD, Dolby® and a select group of companies to create an exceptional screening environment at the HPA Tech Retreat venue at Heythrop Park Resort.
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Shahrzad Rafati to give Keynote Address at IBC2016 Conference
Shahrzad Rafati to give Keynote Address at IBC2016 ConferenceIBC announced today that Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO of BroadbandTV, will deliver a keynote on Saturday 10 September at its forthcoming IBC2016 Conference.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces New Video Creator Kits For Aspiring Content Creators at VIDCON 2016
New Canon EOS 80D and EOS M3 Video Creator Kits Provides YouTube Enthusiasts with the High Quality Imaging Tools to Elevate their Videos
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its new Canon EOS 80D and EOS M3 Video Creator Kits during VidCon 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center, June 23-25. In addition, visitors to the Canon booth #1801 on the main floor of Hall B at VidCon will have access to engaging live speakers and guest appearances by YouTube® content creators like Anna Akana as well as touch-and-try areas where they can see for themselves how Canon cameras and lenses can help them create high-quality videos.
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Oishii Creates What’s Next for PromaxBDA: The Conference 2016
Oishii Creates What’s Next for PromaxBDA: The Conference 2016
Creative Solutions Company Develops Comprehensive Brand Package for the Conference and Awards Show
PromaxBDA, an international association for entertainment marketing, promotion and design professionals, once again reached out to creative solutions company Oishii Creative to develop a branding package for the organization’s 2016 Conference. Just as in 2014, Oishii was tasked with providing digital, motion and print collateral for The Conference.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Expanded Program for UK Debut
HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Expanded Program for UK Debut
Experts head to Oxfordshire 13-14 July for Exclusive Sessions, Compelling Content and Interaction
The HPA Tech Retreat, a pivotal gathering of those supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content for the dynamic landscape of distribution environments, makes its UK debut in Oxfordshire, 13 - 14 July. The Tech Retreat UK has announced an expanded agenda for the two-day event which features two solid days of the sessions on today's timeliest and relevant topics and projects. HPA and SMPTE formalized a partnership last year, and the event is presented by HPA in collaboration with SMPTE. HPA Tech Retreat UK takes place at the Heythrop Park Resort, a manor house that serves as both a 4-star hotel and a top-flight conference centre.
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SIGGRAPH 2016 Production Sessions to Host "Making Of" Hit Motion Pictures, Games, VR Films and Theme Park Attractions
SIGGRAPH 2016 Production Sessions to Host "Making Of" Hit Motion Pictures, Games, VR Films and Theme Park AttractionsSIGGRAPH 2016, the world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, will be presenting “Making Of” Production Sessions for a number of high-profile hit motion pictures, video games, VR films, and theme park attractions during this year’s conference. With the tagline "Render the Possibilities," SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24–28 July 2016.
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Entertainment Marketing Agency Eclipse Advertising Names Leila Amirsadeghi as VP, Client Development
Entertainment Marketing Agency Eclipse Advertising Names Leila Amirsadeghi as VP, Client DevelopmentEclipse Advertising, an award-winning, independent advertising and marketing agency is expanding its Brand Strategy and Marketing team. Concurrently, Eclipse has named Leila Amirsadeghi as Vice President, Client Development. The announcement was made today by Steve Dubb, CEO/President, Eclipse.
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AICP (American Independent Commercial Producers) Announces Annual Award Winners
The AICP Next Awards Premiere At The Tishman Auditorium At The New School
The AICP Next Awards debuted tonight at The Tishman Auditorium At The New School. The AICP Next Awards is one of the tent pole events of AICP Week – which also includes the premiere of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial, and the AICP Week Base Camp, which features educational seminars and panels. Jeff Kling, Chief Creative Officer of Fallon Worldwide, served as this year’s AICP Next Awards Judging Chair, as well as the Master of Ceremonies at the Next Awards.
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AICP Awards Winners Announced
AICP Awards Winners AnnouncedThe AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial premiered tonight at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, closing out AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image, which also included the debut of the AICP Next Awards at The Tishman Auditorium at the New School, and the AICP Week Base Camp.
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Turner's Cartoon Network Partners with Hollywood-Based Troika to Develop a Comprehensive Style Guide
Turner's Cartoon Network Partners with Hollywood-Based Troika to Develop a Comprehensive Style GuideTurner’s Cartoon Network (www.CartoonNetwork.com) partnered with Hollywood-based branding and marketing innovation agency Troika (www.troika.tv) to develop a comprehensive style and usage guide that aligns their international markets around the latest evolution of their brand identity, “Dimensional.” Troika articulated an adaptive grid framework that connects to past iterations of their on-air look while accommodating future evolutions. Troika worked closely with the Cartoon Network team to establish rules and more importantly, the rationale behind the design and animation.
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Leftchannel Creative Director Alberto Scirocco To Speak at Motion 2016 in Santa Fe This Weekend
Leftchannel Creative Director Alberto Scirocco To Speak at Motion 2016 in Santa Fe This WeekendLeftchannel Founder and Creative Director Alberto Scirocco will be speaking this weekend as part of the Motion 2016 Conference in Sante Fe, New Mexico. www.motionconference.com
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Arcade Editors Jeff Ferruzzo & Dave Anderson Team Up On New Commercial Campaign For Realtor.com Featuring Elizabeth Banks
Arcade Editors Jeff Ferruzzo & Dave Anderson Team Up On New Commercial Campaign For Realtor.com Featuring Elizabeth BanksArcade Editors Jeff Ferruzzo and Dave Anderson have teamed up on a new commercial campaign for Realtor.com via ad agency Pereira & O’Dell/New York. Featuring celebrity Elizabeth Banks, the humorous new spots detail homebuyers dreaming of their favorite features with Realtor.com making their dreams come true. The extensive campaign includes spots for broadcast, online and social media; the commercials for air broke nationwide last week.
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Framestore & Venice Architecture Biennale
Framestore & Venice Architecture Biennale
"Center for Fulfillment, Knowledge, and Innovation" rethinks urbanization using an architecture of circulation and transformation
Two Los Angeles creative firms, Framestore, best known for their VFX work like Oscar winning Gravity, and architect Greg Lynn FORM, have partnered for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale as part of the US Pavilion's The Architectural Imagination.
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The Hit House Releases Second Entry within Successful FRAMEWORK Sound Design Series Written by Award Winning Sound Design Chad Hughes
The Hit House Releases Second Entry within Successful FRAMEWORK Sound Design Series Written by Award Winning Sound Design Chad HughesFollowing the company’s success last year with the release of its first ever sound design album release FRAMEWORK Layer One, top custom music and sound design company The Hit House has released the second entry within that library series: FRAMEWORK Layer Two. The FRAMEWORK series was created to fill the specific needs of the motion picture trailer industry.
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RCS Scores Home Run for MLB Network with Data-Driven Graphics Workflow
RCS Scores Home Run for MLB Network with Data-Driven Graphics Workflow
Cloud-based Tech Fuses Real-time Stats with Timeless Designs to Enable Next-gen Storytelling
MLB Network’s graphics package and infrastructure received a digital facelift ahead of the 2016 season courtesy of Reality Check Systems (RCS), marking the network’s first graphic redesign since its launch in 2009. RCS in collaboration with MLB Network developed a cohesive new graphics package for the network, which debuted on Opening Day across MLB Network’s studio shows, game coverage and MLB Network Strike Zone and is powered by a new workflow with RCS Foundation at its core. The proprietary cloud-based software curates and organizes stats and synthesizes the information with appropriate designs and templates for real-time playout on-air.
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Oishii Creative Celebrates Moms In New On-Air Spot For Sprout
Oishii Creative Celebrates Moms In New On-Air Spot For Sprout
#MomIsHere TV Commercial Supports Ongoing Integrated Mother’s Day Campaign Highlighting Mom’s Winning Moments
After a successful collaboration on Sprout’s 2015 Brand Refresh, creative solutions company Oishii Creative was recently commissioned by the 24-hour preschool television network to create a new on-air :30 spot, “Mom Is Here,” that highlights its annual #MomIsHere campaign in support of moms everywhere.
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AFI Announces Full Slate of AFI DOCS 2016 Films
94 Films from 30 Countries Include Three World Premieres Screening June 22–26 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD
Today, the American Film Institute (AFI) announced the slate of films for AFI DOCS 2016, running June 22–26 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD. The 14th edition showcases 94 films representing 30 countries, including three world premieres, seven North American premieres, three U.S. premieres, 12 East Coast premieres and one international premiere. AFI DOCS 2016 screenings will take place in Washington, DC, at the Newseum and the Landmark E Street Cinema, and in Silver Spring, MD, at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.
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The Global Gift Foundation To Honor Heavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer At The Organization
The Global Gift Foundation To Honor Heavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer At The OrganizationHeavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer will receive the Global Gift "Philanthropreneur" Award at the Global Gift Foundation's Women's Empowerment luncheon. Schotthoefer is being recognized for her work in social justice and human rights, particularly with Syrian refugees, an experience which she wrote about here. A percentage of the proceeds from the May 7th event will go towards the development of a scholarship program for young women in under-resourced areas.
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Art Directors Club 95th Annual Awards Celebration and Exhibition returns to NYC, June 9 at ADC Gallery
Art Directors Club 95th Annual Awards Celebration and Exhibition returns to NYC, June 9 at ADC Gallery
Winning work from ADC Gold, Silver and, for the first time, Bronze Cube recipients to be exhibited at ADD Gallery June 9th -- July 31
At fter three years on the road, the Art Directors Club Annual Awards makes its return to New York with the ADC 95th Annual Awards Celebration and Exhibition, taking place on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the ADC Gallery.
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Alkemy X Adds Director Scott Ross to Diverse Talent Roster
Alkemy X Adds Director Scott Ross to Diverse Talent RosterAlkemy X’s talent roster continues to expand with the addition of Director Scott Ross. Ross brings extensive experience to his new role at Alkemy X, including a variety of work in the industries of fashion, experimental film, music videos, fine art, commercial advertisements and virtual reality.
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TwoPoint0 Welcomes Editor Terence Ziegler to the Unique New Editorial Company
TwoPoint0 Welcomes Editor Terence Ziegler to the Unique New Editorial CompanyTwoPoint0 welcomes the talents of Editor Terence Ziegler to the unique editorial company which features an innovative, new business model. In addition to Terence Ziegler, the editorial company and creative collective features the talents of the two founding partners Editor/EP Wendy Rosen and Editor Anthony Marinelli, as well as such luminary Editors as: Charlie Cusumano, Jane Keller, John Marinis, Keith Olwell, and Jon Rosen.
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Wazee Digital To Launch Live Event Services at NAB 2016
New SaaS-Based Service Revolutionizes How Rights Holders Monetize Live Events - for the World’s Biggest Brands
Wazee Digital, the leader in content capture, cloud-based video management and monetization services for sports, media and entertainment companies, is announcing the launch of a Live Event Services product at NAB 2016. Using Wazee Digital’s Core platform, the service manages the complex tasks of video content acquisition, effective workflow, universal access, metadata management, and automated delivery to any affiliate on any screen.
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Astucemedia Unveils Latest Features of its Data Platform Enabling Live, Data-Driven Graphics for Broadcast News & Sports
Astucemedia Unveils Latest Features of its Data Platform Enabling Live, Data-Driven Graphics for Broadcast News & Sports
At NAB 2016, Astucemedia will show new integration with Reuters Media Express, Getty Images, the AP for U.S. Election results, and Vizrt’s Viz One MAM
At NAB 2016 on the Vizrt booth (#SL2417) Astucemedia, a leading provider of creative and technical services and data will unveil the latest features and capabilities of its Astucemedia Data Platform (ADP)—a powerful, full-featured solution that simplifies the often complex process of creating and managing visually pleasing live broadcast graphics infused with real-time data feeds and media assets.
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Meet "Fred"; leftchannel Unveils Its Newest 3D Animation Project
Meet "Fred"; leftchannel Unveils Its Newest 3D Animation ProjectRight on the heels of its 2nd installment of the E! New York Fashion Week promo, a design-driven piece that continues to evolve the branding of this global event - the creative team at leftchannel unveils its newest 3D animation project: "Fred." The artistic capabilities of leftchannel's creative team, including the mastery of 3D character animation and story development, are no longer a secret. But as for Fred, he's full of them!
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the STUDIO Helps Launch New Children’s Cancer Foundation Scarlett Contra el Cancer With Emotional Animated Short Film
the STUDIO Helps Launch New Children’s Cancer Foundation Scarlett Contra el Cancer With Emotional Animated Short Film
Powerful Mixed Media Piece “Scarlett” Brings Awareness To #LimbLossAwarenessMonth
For children confronting cancer, amputation takes as much of an emotional toll as a physical one -- a reality that is poignantly depicted in the powerfully moving animated short film created by the STUDIO, which dramatically tells the story of 6-year-old Scarlett Aida Rivero Osejo and her journey following the loss of her right leg due to Ewing Sarcoma, a bone cancer that affects mostly children. The 3-minute short, entitled simply “Scarlett,” is playing pivotal role in both helping raise awareness for both the Scarlett Contra el Cancer foundation and April’s Limb Loss Awareness Month (#LimbLossAwarenessMonth).
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Astucemedia Unveils Latest Version of its Sports Data Platform Simplifying Live Sports Graphics Creation and Data Management
Astucemedia Unveils Latest Version of its Sports Data Platform Simplifying Live Sports Graphics Creation and Data Management
At the 2016 NAB Show, Astucemedia will demonstrate its Sports Data Platform for fast, easy creation and management of real-time data-driven sports graphics
At NAB 2016 on the Vizrt booth (#SL2417) Astucemedia, a leading provider of creative and technical services and data will unveil the latest version of its Astucemedia Data Platform (ADP) for Sports—a powerful, full-featured solution that simplifies the often complex process of creating and managing visually pleasing live broadcast graphics infused with real-time data feeds.
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Native Content Expands Directorial Roster with Three New Signings
Native Content Expands Directorial Roster with Three New Signings
New Talent Includes Rich Lee, Russ Lamoureux, and Sibling Duo The Cronenweths
Commercial production company Native Content today announced a significant expansion of its directorial roster, welcoming new talent Rich Lee, Russ Lamoureux, and sibling duo The Cronenweths. The new signings join Ben Jacks, Tom Dey, and creative collective The Work on Native’s carefully curated boutique roster.
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Registration Now Open for SIGGRAPH 2016 in Anaheim, CA
Registration Now Open for SIGGRAPH 2016 in Anaheim, CA
And “Spirit of SIGGRAPH” Design Contest Launched
Registration is now open for SIGGRAPH 2016, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques. With the tagline “Render the Possibilities,” SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at theAnaheim Convention Center, 24-28 July 2016.
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Kathryn Schotthoefer Named President of Heavenspot, part of M&C Saatchi LA
Kathryn Schotthoefer Named President of Heavenspot, part of M&C Saatchi LAM&C Saatchi LA has announced that Kathryn Schotthoefer has been named President of Heavenspot. Heavenspot is an integrated digital creative company founded by Executive Creative Director Chevon Hicks. Known for its industry-leading social and digital campaigns, Heavenspot has worked with a range of entertainment and technology clients. The company became part of M&C Saatchi LA, expanding the agency’s digital and social division M&C Saatchi SHARE, in 2015.
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Foundation Editorial and Nice Shoes Connect Austin and NYC To Help Walgreens Share Ugandan Children's Stories
Foundation Editorial and Nice Shoes Connect Austin and NYC To Help Walgreens Share Ugandan Children's StoriesWalgreens has partnered with Vitamin Angels to help distribute vitamins to children all over the globe by donating a portion of their vitamin sales to the organization, which distributes vitamins to pregnant women and children up to the age of five around the world. To help illustrate how children in developing countries can go blind due to Vitamin A deficiencies, GSD&M partnered with RYOT Films, Foundation Editorial, and Nice Shoes to produce a social media campaign entitled “See What They See.”
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Bodega Adds Kris Walter as Head of Production
Bodega Adds Kris Walter as Head of ProductionNew York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega has brought on Kris Walter as Head of Production. Walter comes to Bodega from MTV Brand Creative, where he spent over a decade producing award winning, results driven, multi-platform campaigns for the network’s most highly viewed events and series, including the VMAs and the MTV Movie Awards.
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Video Devices: The Multimedia Storytelling Workhorse For Vancrafted Studios
Video Devices: The Multimedia Storytelling Workhorse For Vancrafted Studios
Feature-Rich PIX-E5H Simplifies Video Capture and Editing Workflows
Brendan Banks has had a passion for moving images ever since he learned how to turn on a camera. After graduating from college, Banks, along with girlfriend Kelly Shea, took a leap of faith and launched Vancrafted Studios, a boutique creative agency specializing in multimedia storytelling. Their goal is to find inspiration in unfamiliar places and tell original stories through video. Banks’ fresh approach to capturing the visual story has helped build his business.
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SMPTE Deadline for Student Paper Award and Scholarship is May 18
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, issued a call for papers for the SMPTE Student Paper Award and announced that it is accepting applications for the Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship, which is designed to help students further their undergraduate or graduate studies in motion pictures and television, with an emphasis on technology. Both announcements come as SMPTE reaches new landmarks in student membership and engagement with the Society.
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Arc 9 Expands Creative Collaboration Platform with YouTube Integration
Arc 9 Expands Creative Collaboration Platform with YouTube Integration
Arc 9 Rounds Out Creative Collaboration, Project Management Ecosystem; Integrating YouTube, Vimeo, Slack, Spark for Singular Collaborative Platform for Creative Teams, Designers and Filmmakers
Arc 9 (www.arc9.com) today announced it has completed its integration with YouTube, effectively creating a single, go-to platform for collaboration, project management, review and approval and social media management for creative teams, designers and filmmakers.
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Sixty Partners with Ross Video to Deliver Graphics and Studio Packages via e-commerce Platform
Sixty Partners with Ross Video to Deliver Graphics and Studio Packages via e-commerce PlatformTV experience company Sixty has announced that it is partnering with Ross Video to make on-air graphics and virtual studio packages available via Ross Video’s e-commerce platform. Graphics and virtual studio packages are available for news, finance, weather and sport.
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SMPTE at the 2016 NAB Show
The 2016 NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, will explore how content creators and storytellers combine artistry with motion-imaging technology to thrive today — and into the future. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, promote its upcoming educational conferences, and expand on details about its centennial celebration. The Society continues to encourage and 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 annual networking social, which drew 100 participants to the SMPTE booth in 2015.
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AICP Show Curatorial Committee Announced
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), and Jules Daly, President of RSA Films and the 2016 Chairperson of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial, today announced the composition of the Show’s Curatorial Committee.
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Vimond Launches Arabic Language Version of The Vimond Platform for Online Media Services
Vimond Launches Arabic Language Version of The Vimond Platform for Online Media Services
Vimond Media Solutions has launched an Arabic-language version of the Vimond Platform to meet accelerating demand from broadcasters across the middle east and north Africa.
Vimond is engaged in several regional SVOD and live TV projects for premium brands in the Arabic world, including MBC and Abu Dhabi Media, services due to go live within the next coming months. A regional office in Dubai will be opened this year to provide support to Vimond customers in Arabic-speaking countries.
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Creative Social NY Presents... We Welcome Characters!
Creative Social NY Presents... We Welcome Characters!‘Creative Social’ is launching in New York next Tuesday 2nd October, 7.30pm @ LBi with a fun filled evening themed around 'Characters'. Come and hear Sanky (Creative Partner, AllofUs), Fefa Romano (CD at Naked Brasil), Fredrik Carlstrom (CEO of C&CO) and Ale Lariu (Founder of Shesays) share their stories about the importance and influence of characters on the creative industry, real and fictional, from their perspectives.
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