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Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA Awards
Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA AwardsCoveted Honors Shine Spotlight on Creative Excellence in Post Production
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) announced the winners of the 2016 HPA Awards (#hpaawards) during a gala celebration tonight at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The HPA Awards recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in the creation of feature films, television, commercials, and entertainment content enjoyed around the world.
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Deluxe Taps Former Google Language Services Head Derek McKellar as President, Deluxe Localization
Deluxe Taps Former Google Language Services Head Derek McKellar as President, Deluxe LocalizationMcKellar will lead recently formed division serving the fast growing global market for video localization
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) has named former Google Head of Global Language Services Derek McKellar President of Deluxe Localization. He joins the Company to lead the new organization formed by Deluxe's recent acquisition of cloud-based workflow platform, Sfera (Sfera Studios and Sfera Labs) and Deluxe's thriving global localization business. The combination has given Deluxe massive global reach, proven, secure technology, and unprecedented capacity to meet the explosive worldwide demand for localized entertainment content. McKellar will join the Company in December, reporting to Deluxe CEO John Wallace.
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Deluxe Acquires Sfera: Adds Cloud Platform to Propel Deluxe Localization to Top of Fast-Growing Global Content Industry
Deluxe Acquires Sfera: Adds Cloud Platform to Propel Deluxe Localization to Top of Fast-Growing Global Content IndustryNew division to be led by Former Google Head of Global Language Services Derek McKellar
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe), solving creative and technology challenges for content creators and distributors for 100+ years, has acquired Sfera (Sfera Studios and Sfera Labs), a global, cloud based localization platform and distributed services firm. Adding Sfera's proven technology to Deluxe's worldwide reach, relationships, and industry knowledge positions Deluxe Localization -- a newly-formed division of the company, as the leader in media services capable of helping providers meet the unprecedented worldwide demand for entertainment content in a market where localization capacity is limited and technology is largely unproven.
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Al Cleland named Managing Director of Deluxe’s EFILM
Al Cleland named Managing Director of Deluxe’s EFILMLongtime VP promoted to Managing Director to lead digital color, finishing, and location services for feature films, episodics, and trailers.
Deluxe announced today that Al Cleland has been named Managing Director of Deluxe’s EFILM, leading digital color, finishing, and location services for the iconic creative company servicing feature films, episodics and trailers. Having built and led EFILM’s thriving trailers business as VP over the past eight years, Cleland will continue EFILM’s decades-long leadership in pioneering technologies, techniques and workflows that keep its clients on the forefront of creativity and efficiency.
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Deluxe Taps Former Technicolor & SDI Media Exec Walter Schonfeld to Lead Worldwide Digital Cinema Operations
Deluxe Taps Former Technicolor & SDI Media Exec Walter Schonfeld to Lead Worldwide Digital Cinema OperationsWalter Schonfeld has joined Deluxe as President, Digital Cinema Global Operations
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) announced today that Walter Schonfeld, the former CEO of SDI Media Group and former President of Technicolor Entertainment Services, has joined the company as President, Digital Cinema Global Operations. Schonfeld brings decades of industry experience and a track record of implementing technology to transform client services to this new role driving worldwide operations for Deluxe Technicolor Digital Cinema (DTDC).
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Hollywood Professional Association Unveils HPA Awards Nominees
Hollywood Professional Association Unveils HPA Awards NomineesCreative nominations announced for editing, sound, visual effects and color grading
The Hollywood Professional Association® (HPA) today announced the nominees for its 2016 HPA Awards. Considered the standard-bearer for excellence and innovation in an industry embracing an expanding array of groundbreaking technologies and creativity, the HPA Awards honor creative achievement and artistic excellence.
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Deluxe's Beast NY Adds Editor Dan Maloney
Deluxe's Beast NY Adds Editor Dan MaloneyMaloney has earned an AICE Award for his Tide work and being named an emerging talent by Boards Magazine.
Deluxe creative editorial company Beast has added seasoned editor Dan Maloney to the talent roster of its New York facility. Maloney’s editorial experience spans over 16 years and includes a strong background in cutting comedy and documentary projects, with recent work for Gillette, ZocDoc, and Audi.
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Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards Recipients
Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards RecipientsDolby Laboratories, David Geffner, and Rodrigo Prieto ASC were honored at the ECA luncheon and awards ceremony
Dolby Laboratories, David Geffner and Rodrigo Prieto ASC, are the recipients of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) special 2016 Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA), announced Steven Poster, ASC, ICG’s National President. The awards were presented Friday during the ECA opening event at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Los Angeles.
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Deluxe Congratulates 'Game of Thrones' VFX Team on Emmy
VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst from Deluxe’s Iloura Honored for “Battle of the Bastards” Work
HBO's Game of Thrones was honored with its fifth straight Outstanding Special Visual Effects Award at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held Saturday, September 10 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Praised as one of the series' best episodes to date, the Award-winning "Battle of the Bastards" was a monumental undertaking, including significant visual effects (VFX) work from Deluxe's Iloura, which helped craft the titular bloody showdown. Iloura VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst was honored as part of the visual effects team that included Steve Kullback, Joe Bauer, Adam Chazen, Sam Conway, Derek Spears, Eric Carney, Matthew Roleau and Michelle Blok.
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VES Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr Keynote Speaker at 2016 VES Summit
VES Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr Keynote Speaker at 2016 VES SummitVisual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced Peter Loehr, acclaimed producer and CEO of Legendry Pictures’ China joint venture, Legendary East, as Keynote Speaker at its 8th annual Summit, “What is Real?” The interactive forum on Saturday, October 29th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to explore the dynamic evolution of visual imagery and the VFX industry landscape in a TED Talks-like atmosphere.
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Deluxe Expands Talent in Chicago at Beast, Company 3 & Method
Deluxe Expands Talent in Chicago at Beast, Company 3 & MethodDeluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) has bolstered artistic talent and production leadership in Chicago with several new hires and promotions across Deluxe’s Beast, Company 3 and Method Studios teams co-located in its Michigan Avenue facility to meet the growing demand for its services – particularly in the area of top-quality, visual-effects-focused advertising content. Seasoned VFX producer Matthew Engel joins the Chicago team from Method Studios’ New York facility, along with newly-hired designers Matt Fultz and Tobias Mattner, and Lauren Roth has been promoted to Head of Production for the overall Chicago studio across all three creative teams.
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New Portal Streamlines Star Trek Beyond Post Process
Unique Workflow Automatically Formats, Distributes Media and Metadata to Multiple VFX Houses at Previously Impossible Speeds
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group (Deluxe) announces that its post/VFX workflow application, The Portal, significantly streamlined processes for filmmakers on Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot's Star Trek Beyond, directed by Justin Lin and shot by Stephen F. Windon. The Portal, a service unique to Deluxe, takes the once cumbersome process of pulling camera original material and distributing it to VFX companies from days to hours.
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Post Production Exec David Feldman Joins Post FactoryNY
Post Production Exec David Feldman Joins Post FactoryNYPost Factory​NY​, a SIM Group company, has appointed David Feldman as Senior Vice President for Features and Television as part of the facility’s ongoing effort to broaden and enhance its service offering. Feldman, previously Director of Feature Sales for Company 3 and Deluxe, New York, will lead sales and customer relations for newly­-expanded features and TV finishing services at Post Factory​NY. He will also liaise with other SIM Group companies to provide film and television producers with packaged services covering multiple aspects of production and post.
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Editor John Resner Joins Deluxe
Editor John Resner Joins DeluxeAward-winning editor John Resner has joined Deluxe creative editorial company Beast in New York. For the past several years, Resner has worked with agencies including Wieden+Kennedy, R/GA and Ogilvy, cutting projects for Nike, Delta, Samsung, ESPN, Gatorade, NBC Sports, Southern Comfort, Dairy Queen and Burger King. His accolades include Cannes Silver and Bronze Lions, D&AD Pencils, and many thumbs up and high fives from clients.
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John Paulson Joins Deluxe to Lead Post for Features & Advertising
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) announces that John Paulson, the former CEO of Tag Worldwide, has joined the company as President and General Manager, Features and Advertising Post Services, reporting to Deluxe CEO John Wallace. Paulson will integrate Deluxe’s operations that span picture editorial, color, post and production services for feature film and advertising/brand marketing, to streamline processes for clients worldwide. He leads Deluxe’s Beast, Company 3, EFILM, Editpool, Rushes, and Deluxe’s post-production group in Culver City, CA, as well as its Creative New Media team, which provides marketing strategy, design and technology services to create digital products.
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Deluxe Creative Artists Contribute to 17 Productions Nominated for 68th Emmy® Awards in Key Categories
Work by Deluxe’s Iloura on Game of Thrones “Battle of the Bastards” Receives Outstanding VFX Nomination
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) is pleased to announce that its creative teams at Company 3, Encore, Deluxe studios, Iloura, and Level 3 contributed to 17 shows nominated in key overall and related craft categories for the 68th Emmy® Awards. In particular, work by Deluxe’s Iloura visual effects group, led by VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst, was recognized with nomination for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for Game of Thrones’ “Battle of the Bastards” episode (the show itself received 23 nominations). Deluxe creative work also contributed to these nominated shows, series and television movies:
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Ed Ulbrich Joins Deluxe to Lead VFX & VR
Ed Ulbrich Joins Deluxe to Lead VFX & VRDeluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) announces that former Digital Domain CEO Ed Ulbrich has joined the company as President and General Manager, Deluxe Visual Effects, reporting to Deluxe CEO John Wallace. He will lead Deluxe's Method Studios and Iloura, and unify global VFX operations to extend the scale and capabilities of services for motion pictures and advertising. Ulbrich will also drive and grow Deluxe VR, a dedicated unit leading the creation of virtual and mixed reality experiences for entertainment, communications and commerce.
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Deluxe Promotes Domenic Rom to President & GM, TV Post Services
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) announces that 30-year television post-production industry veteran Domenic Rom has been promoted to the role of President and General Manager, Deluxe TV Post-Production Services. Rom, formerly the Managing Director of Deluxe's New York studio (Encore/Company 3/Method), will drive Deluxe's global services for television; specifically, the Encore and Level 3 branded companies. He will be based in Los Angeles, reporting to Deluxe CEO John Wallace.
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Melissa Lubin Joins Deluxe's Beast NY as EP
Melissa Lubin Joins Deluxe's Beast NY as EPDeluxe creative editorial company Beast announces that Melissa Lubin has joined the company as Executive Producer of its New York office. Bringing a decade of deep experience across all facets of production and client services for editorial, sound and graphic design, VFX and finishing, she will lead talent development, build production teams and introduce new clients to Beast’s talent and services.
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Deluxe VR Launches; Debuting New Project at NAB 2016
Deluxe VR Launches; Debuting New Project at NAB 2016Offers End-to-End Creative, Production, Post and Distribution Services; Global Scalability with Access to 3,000 Artists Worldwide
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) has launched Deluxe VR, a new dedicated virtual reality (VR) creative services unit in Los Angeles. Deluxe VR offers end-to-end production and post-production services for clients creating immersive content for entertainment, promotional, and enterprise applications. The team will showcase several VR projects and unique service capabilities at Deluxe's booth #SU4414 at NAB 2016, April 18-21 in Las Vegas, NV.
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Deluxe Appoints Stefan Sonnenfeld CCO
Deluxe Appoints Stefan Sonnenfeld CCODeluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe), a leader in digital creative services and multi-platform content delivery solutions, announced today that Stefan Sonnenfeld has been appointed Chief Creative Officer.
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Top UK Colorist Adam Inglis Launches U.S. Career through Post Factory NY
Top UK Colorist Adam Inglis Launches U.S. Career through Post Factory NYGrades indie films “Little Men” and “Breakable You.”
British colorist Adam Inglis, whose credits include such features as Far From the Madding Crowd, Mr. Turner and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, as well as the television mini-series Wolf Hall, has allied with Post FactoryNY, a SIM Group company, for U.S.-based feature and television projects. He has already completed two projects through Post FactoryNY, performing final grading for the independent films Little Men and Breakable You.
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Method Studios Creates Abstract Cinematics for "Call of Duty: Black Ops III"
Method Studios Creates Abstract Cinematics for "Call of Duty: Black Ops III"Supports Award-Winning Development Team at Treyarch to Further Immerse Players in the Series' Most Ambitious Narrative Available on Next Generation Platforms
The latest entry in award-winning developer Treyarch's blockbuster 'Black Ops' franchise, "Call of Duty®: Black Ops III," is set in a future world dominated by cutting-edge technology, where bio-technology and cybernetic enhancements have given rise to a new breed of Black Ops soldier. Method Studios collaborated with Treyarch to deliver state-of-the-art cinematics across 12 different scenes, each with an individual look and feel, as featured in the game’s story mode that’s available on next generation platforms.
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Kitty Snyder Hired to Lead Partnerships at Beast, CO3 & Method in Atlanta
Kitty Snyder Hired to Lead Partnerships at Beast, CO3 & Method in AtlantaPost production veteran Kitty Snyder has been appointed Director of Creative Partnerships for the Atlanta branches of Beast, Company 3 and Method Studios, co-located Deluxe Creative Services companies. A longtime local, Snyder will cultivate existing client relationships, establish new ones, and match projects with the right artists and solutions. Well-versed in all aspects of production and post, she is equipped to readily address the challenges of varied projects.
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Post Factory NY Taps Matt Breitenbach to Lead Digital Conform
Post Factory NY Taps Matt Breitenbach to Lead Digital ConformPost-production veteran Matt Breitenbach has joined Post Factory NY, a SIM Group company, as Director of Digital Conform. In his new role, he will oversee the finishing process for feature films. Breitenbach arrives from Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, New York, where he was Senior DI Editor. His credits there included The Wolf of Wall Street, Rosewater, Run All Night, Kill the Messenger and the hit CBS crime drama Blue Bloods.
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Method Studios Sets the Stage for "Halo 5: Guardians" with Apocalyptic Destruction in New TV Campaign
Working with Agency twofifteenmccann and Microsoft Xbox, Method Artists Deliver Complex Effects Introducing the Next Installment of the Halo Franchise
New commercials debuted this week for "Halo 5: Guardians" featuring devastation and destruction on a massive scale; scenes brought to life in part by extensive visual effects created by Method Studios in Los Angeles.
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Deluxe Delivers Color Grading, Audio and Post for 19 Films at TIFF 2015; Deluxe Toronto is TIFF’s Official Post Production Home
Many of TIFF’s Most Anticipated Projects Feature Contributions From Deluxe and its Portfolio Companies Company 3, Method Studios and EFILM
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. provided a wide range of creative services and digital solutions for nearly twenty of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF 2015) selections. Deluxe Toronto, Deluxe’s full service postproduction facility in downtown Toronto, is also the official post-production home for the Toronto International Film Festival.
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Deluxe to Offer Virtual Reality Services
Deluxe to Offer Virtual Reality ServicesFirst Project, “Neuro” for GE, Created in Partnership with Kite & Lightning Revealed atu E3 2015
Deluxe Entertainment Services Inc. (Deluxe), the world's leading digital services company, today announced a new slate of technology and services to develop content for immersive entertainment and virtual reality experiences. Coinciding with this announcement, Deluxe has recently completed work on "Neuro," developed with creative VR studio Kite & Lightning for GE, debuting today at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles, Calif.
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Deluxe Promotes Morgan Strauss & Stephanie Rezentes to Managing Director
Deluxe Promotes Morgan Strauss & Stephanie Rezentes to Managing DirectorStrauss Named MD of Encore; Rezentes Named MD of Level 3 Post
Deluxe Creative Services CEO Stefan Sonnenfeld today announced the promotion of Morgan Strauss to managing director of Encore, and Stephanie Rezentes as managing director of Level 3 Post. The promotions are part of an ongoing initiative to streamline operations across companies under the Deluxe Creative Services umbrella including Beast, Company 3, EFILM, Encore, Level 3 Post, and Method Studios.
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Valerie Petrusson Named President of Beast
Valerie Petrusson Named President of BeastCreative editorial company Beast has named post production industry veteran Valerie Petrusson as President. A co-founding member, Petrusson returns to Beast after steering sales and marketing for commercial and feature projects at parent company Deluxe. In her new role, Petrusson will be responsible for overseeing Beast’s seven offices across New York, Santa Monica, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit and Austin.
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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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Press Release: Alchemist OD sets new standards in format and frame rate conversion
Snell Alchemist OD - the software version of the world's best standards converter - has made a massive impact with post production professionals around the world. Alchemist OD is delivering incredible results on even the most difficult material - including low frame rate and demanding 4K - by tapping into the ever-increasing power of GPU technology and fitting seamlessly into today's file-based workflows. Here's what a selection of Alchemist OD users have to say:
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Go Robot! Joins Forces with Beast
Beast, a national creative editorial company, has acquired Go Robot!, an award-winning New York-based editorial boutique. Like Beast, Go Robot! is known for its impressive portfolio of commercial work, and has been a fixture in the industry for over 15 years, racking up the full spectrum of accolades from AICE, AICP, Clio, Andy and Cannes Lions, among others. As part of the acquisition, Go Robot! staff joins the team at Beast, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company – including co-founders Adam Liebowitz and Alisa Sheinberg, who now serve as Beast Senior Editor and Managing Director respectively.
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PipelineFX’s Qube! Behind John McAslan + Partners’ Arch-Viz Beauty Shots
PipelineFX’s Qube! Behind John McAslan + Partners’ Arch-Viz Beauty ShotsFamed London Architecture Firm Uses Design Discount to Add Speed and Efficiency to After Hours Render Farm
Success hasn't eluded John McAslan + Partners (winner of over 90 design awards), but like most architecture firms rendering has proven a challenge. The downtime, the man hours, the volume - all issues that were diminished after installing PipelineFX's Qube!. Now, they have the stable, artist-friendly and customizable system they needed for all those late night rendering binges.
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Encore Completes Dailies, Post & VFX for HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'
Encore Completes Dailies, Post & VFX for HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'Four-Part Project Shot on Film Shared Between New York and Los Angeles Facilities
HBO's miniseries "Olive Kitteridge" starring Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins and Bill Murray tells the poignantly sweet, acerbically funny and devastatingly tragic story of a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, told through the lens of Olive , whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center.
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Suzanne Lezotte Joins The SIM Group as Director of Marketing
Suzanne Lezotte Joins The SIM Group as Director of MarketingIndustry veteran will lead marketing and communications for SIM Digital, PS Production Services, Bling Digital and Chainsaw.
The SIM Group today announces the appointment of Suzanne Lezotte as Director of Marketing. In this position, Lezotte will take the lead in creating a streamlined marketing solution for the company’s divisions, which include SIM Digital, PS Production Services, Bling Digital and Chainsaw.
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Encore Ups Thor Roos to VP, Business Strategy for Vancouver Office
Encore Ups Thor Roos to VP, Business Strategy for Vancouver OfficeEncore Senior Colorist Thor Roos is now Vice President of Business Strategy for the post production and VFX company’s Vancouver office, reporting to Encore Executive Vice President Bill Romeo.
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DaVinci Resolve Used to Grade Fall's Most Anticipated Television Shows
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve is being used to color grade an exciting lineup of America’s brand new and returning hit fall television shows. 13 of the most anticipated series on top primetime and cable networks are using DaVinci Resolve for color correction.
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Senior Colorist Mark Wilkins Joins Encore
Senior Colorist Mark Wilkins Joins EncoreSenior Colorist Mark Wilkins is now a member of the Encore team, working out of the post production and VFX company's Hollywood location. With over 30 years in the industry, Wilkins has color graded many high-profile, award-winning shows including "Two and Half Men," "The Big Bang Theory," "The Simpsons" and "Silicon Valley," among others.
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Encore Names Andy Gizzarelli VP, Head of Production
Encore Names Andy Gizzarelli VP, Head of ProductionPost production and visual effects company Encore has hired Andy Gizzarelli as Vice President, Head of Production for its Los Angeles office. Gizzarelli will oversee Encore Hollywood’s team of post production supervisors, in addition to producing shows in-house – starting with the third season of Netflix’s “House of Cards” in 4K.
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Encore Taps Jennifer Tellefsen for VP, VFX Role
Encore Taps Jennifer Tellefsen for VP, VFX RolePost production and visual effects company Encore has appointed Jennifer Tellefsen (JT) as Vice President of Business Development, VFX for Encore offices worldwide. Having served as VP of Business Development, Post at the Hollywood location since 2009, JT helped Encore complete its transition to file-based workflows and will now focus on piloting the company's thriving visual effects department under SVP, VFX, Tom Kendall.
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Deluxe To Place All Motion Picture Dailies Services Under EC3 Banner
Company 3 and EFILM Dailies Operations Now EC3
Deluxe, a global innovator offering comprehensive creative, media, distribution and asset-management solutions for media and entertainment, has merged motion picture dailies operations of Company 3 and EFILM into the single business unit, EC3.
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Encore Ups Jay Bodnar, Tom Kendall and Morgan Strauss to Senior VP
Encore Ups Jay Bodnar, Tom Kendall and Morgan Strauss to Senior VPPost production and visual effects company Encore today announced the promotions of Jay Bodnar to SVP, Engineering; Tom Kendall to SVP, VFX; and Morgan Strauss to SVP, Operations. In new positions designed to spearhead Encore’s next phase of growth, the executive trio remains in the company’s Los Angeles headquarters, reporting to Encore Executive Vice President Bill Romeo.
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Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s ‘Tyrant’
Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s ‘Tyrant’“Tyrant,” FX’s new drama produced by Fox 21, tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation, a fictional country Encore VFX helped realize through exotic set extensions, extravagant CG palaces and city skylines, subtle environmental work and crowd duplication. On site in Morocco, where the pilot was shot last fall, Encore VFX Supervisor Doug Ludwig worked closely with the show’s production designer and art director to scout locations that conveyed the appropriate level of opulence, which were then further enhanced with VFX.
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Method Studios Names Esteemed Visual Effects Supervisor Marc Weigert As President
Appointment Comes as Method Continues Work on High-Profile Projects Including "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "The Maze Runner"
Method Studios, Deluxe's global visual effects company, has named industry professional Marc Weigert as its president.
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Deluxe To Serve As The First Mastering Facility For Dolby® Vision
Deluxe Dedicates Burbank Suite to Dolby Mastering Service
Deluxe, a global innovator offering comprehensive creative, media, distribution and asset-management solutions for media and entertainment, has been chosen by Dolby as the first facility offering state-of-the-art mastering for Dolby Vision.
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Encore Deploys Global Post Workflow for Fox’s “24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY”
Encore Deploys Global Post Workflow for Fox’s “24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY”London and Los Angeles Facilities Deliver On-Site Dailies Through Finishing
Heroic agent Jack Bauer is back in Fox's series event "24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY," with on-site dailies and post production services for all 12 episodes being completed by Encore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company. Shot in London, Encore's local office manages the dailies workflow, then pipes footage back to Encore Hollywood for online editing, coloring and finishing.
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Encore Promotes Robert Glass to SVP, Sales Worldwide; Brings Augie Melendez on Board as VP, Sales
Encore Promotes Robert Glass to SVP, Sales Worldwide; Brings Augie Melendez on Board as VP, SalesPost production and visual effects company Encore has named Robert Glass Senior Vice President, Sales Worldwide and hired Augie Melendez as Vice President, Sales. Longtime industry veterans, both executives serve to anchor leadership within the growing company out of Encore's Los Angeles headquarters.
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DaVinci Resolve Used by Deluxe’s EC3 for Near Set Dailies Grading on “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
DaVinci Resolve Used by Deluxe’s EC3 for Near Set Dailies Grading on “X-Men: Days of Future Past”Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve was used by EC3 dailies colorist Adrian DeLude for near set dailies grading on the Twentieth Century Fox blockbuster “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” EC3, part of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group's near set dailies offering, harnesses the technology and personnel of post houses EFILM and Company 3 to create custom configured dailies solutions for feature films.
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Digital Asset Symposium Where Multi-Industry Experts Look At The Lifecycle Of Assets From Production Through Rights Management
What: The Annual Digital Asset Symposium (DAS). DAS will address the full life cycle of the media asset – from content creation to rights management to assuring asset preservation – with speakers and case studies addressing what works in the real world.  Each part of the life cycle impacts the next and DAS is the only place where everyone is part of the conversation – content creators, post-production, systems designers, archives, asset managers – where commercial meets nonprofit and corporate meets public.
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Company 3 Colorist Sofie Borup Relocates To New York Facility
Company 3 Colorist Sofie Borup Relocates To New York FacilityAward-winning post house Company 3, a Deluxe Media Creative Services company, today announced that internationally acclaimed colorist Sofie Borup has joined the growing team at Company 3 New York. Borup has been based at the Santa Monica, CA. facility since moving to the US from Denmark. Working out of Copenhagen, Stockholm, Berlin and Mexico City, she has colored major commercials for Audi, Lexus, Volvo, Nike, Firestone, BLK DNM, RedBull and many other top-tier commercial clients. She has also brought her creative eye to a number of music videos for artists including James Blake, MGMT, Capital Cities, Aloe Blacc, Feist, 1975, David Byrne and Fever Ray. And she has colored an impressive list of feature films, including "Infinitely Polar Bear," which premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival to great acclaim.
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DAS Announces Lineup of Experts and Case Studies from a Variety of Professions
Multi-Industry Experts Look at the Lifecycle of Assets from Production Through Rights Management
AMIA continues to add to an incomparable lineup of experts set to present at its acclaimed Digital Asset Symposium (DAS). DAS will be held on May 15 & 16, 2014 at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood, CA. 
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Company 3 To Offer Color Services to Prague Through Arrangement with Post House, RUR
Award-winning post house Company 3, a ​Deluxe Media Creative Services company, today announced that it will now offer feature film and commercial productions in the Czech Republic access to its entire roster of colorists and color technology through RUR -- a leading post production company in Prague. Like the twenty-five other Company 3 "virtual outposts" throughout the world, this one will allow commercial and feature film clients working in the region the ability to collaborate in real time with any of the colorists based at Company 3's Santa Monica, New York, Atlanta or London facilities.
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Company 3 London Names John Quartel as Technical Director
Award-winning post house Company 3, a Deluxe Media Creative Services company, today announced the appointment of renowned color scientist John Quartel to the position of technical director of its London location.
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Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”
Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”Visual Effects House Was Lead Vendor for Futuristic Action Adventure
Visual effects house Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, was the lead vendor on Summit Entertainment’s “Divergent,” which has grossed over $175 million at the worldwide box office in its first four weeks of release. Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, brought the film to theaters in North America on March 21, 2014.
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DAS Unveils Initial Lineup of Experts and Case Studies from Real World Digital Asset Projects
Multi-Industry Experts Look at the Lifecycle of Assets from Production Through Rights Management
AMIA has announced the preliminary lineup for its popular Digital Asset Symposium (DAS). DAS will be held on May 15 & 16, 2014 at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood, CA.
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Deluxe New York Mixes Aronofsky's Noah With Dolby® Atmos™
Deluxe New York Mixes Aronofsky's Noah With Dolby® Atmos™Major Dolby Atmos Stage at Deluxe New York Used for Mixing Darren Aronofsky's Epic Production
Deluxe New York, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company, is proud to announce that the makers of Paramount Pictures' epic feature Noah selected Deluxe's new mixing stage at 435 Hudson Street to create the soundscape for director Darren Aronofsky's powerful feature film. The theater—among the largest Dolby Atmos capable sound stages in New York—was the site where Skip Lievsay, the recent recipient of an Oscar for "Gravity," and Craig Henighan mixed the film, utilizing the powerful, lifelike sound made possible by Dolby Atmos technology.
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Encore VFX Names Scott Ballard to New Position, Pipeline Supervisor
Encore VFX Names Scott Ballard  to New Position, Pipeline SupervisorEncore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company, announced today that technology expert Scott Ballard has joined its rapidly-expanding VFX division as Pipeline Supervisor. Ballard is tasked with expanding the company's inter-studio pipeline across all Encore VFX facilities worldwide, ensuring its operations are also at the state-of the-art level of efficiency.
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Company 3®, London Adds Top Talent Claire McGrane to Lead UK Facility
Company 3®, London Adds Top Talent Claire McGrane to Lead UK FacilityAward-winning post house Company 3, a Deluxe Creative Services company, today announced that Claire McGrane is joining the London facility to lead the team. In doing so, she also joins the senior global management team for the Company 3 group.
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Company 3® Adds Internationally Respected Colorist Damien Van Der Cruyssen to Roster in New York
Company 3® Adds Internationally Respected Colorist Damien Van Der Cruyssen to Roster in New YorkAward-winning post house Company 3, a Deluxe Creative Services Company, is proud to announce the arrival of highly-acclaimed colorist Damien Van Der Cruyssen to the New York facility at 218 West 18th Street, where he will color feature films and commercials. Van Der Cruyssen, who began his career in his native France, comes to Company 3 following an eight-year tenure at The Mill, NY where he started as Senior Colorist and eventually moved up to hold the title Joint Head of Color.
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ALT Systems Appoints New Director of Sales
ALT Systems Appoints New Director of SalesMichael Ogorek Joins as Sales Executive, Bringing Wealth of Experience to Company
ALT Systems, a full-service systems integrator and workflow solutions provider, has appointed Michael Ogorek to the new role of director of sales. Ogorek will be responsible for managing sales activities for all of ALT Systems’ products and services including Autodesk® Creative Finishing products, Colorfront’s on-set dailies solutions, game development packages, compositing, editing, color correction, restoration, data storage, networking, rendering, archiving and large format film recording solutions.
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Encore VFX's Stephan Fleet Selected to Speak at The Foundry's NUKE 8 global digital Launch Event
Encore, a Deluxe Creative Services company, is very excited that Executive Creative Director Stephan Fleet was selected by The Foundry, the makers of NUKE, as one of three special guest speakers who helped introduce the new version of the professional compositing software. Fleet discussed the product from the perspective of its capabilities in the hyper kinetic world of VFX for TV.
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Encore and Level 3 Post Use DaVinci Resolve for Some of the Biggest Fall TV Shows
Blackmagic Design today announced that Los Angeles based sister post production companies Encore and Level 3 Post, both part of the Deluxe Creative Services Group, are using DaVinci Resolve for color grading on some of the biggest prime time television programs of the 2013 American fall television schedule. This includes returning hit shows such as “Once Upon a Time” and “Elementary” and new shows such as “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.”
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PipelineFX Draws Up New Plan for Pratt’s Render Farm
PipelineFX Draws Up New Plan for Pratt’s Render FarmMulti-App Capability and Tailored Technical Support Reward Wary School for Trying Render Farm Management One Last Time
Try, try, try again only works when each attempt yields a little more. In Pratt Institute’s case, productivity was paramount; but their render farm manager didn’t seem to agree. It couldn’t even support multiple content creation apps at once, causing a vicious cycle of inefficiency that robbed students of the speed they needed. Pratt’s trust was restored when they found PipelineFX’s Qube!; now, render farm management is their white knight.
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Method Studios and HALON Entertainment Announce Collaboration
Feature and Commercial Clients set to Benefit from New Alliance
International visual effects house, Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, and previsualization company HALON Entertainment, announced a strategic alliance agreement today. Under the agreement, Method will collaborate with HALON to jointly provide previs and VFX services to customers which will allow the two companies to share talent, technique, and locations. Combined services will be available out of any of Method’s worldwide locations, including London and Vancouver.
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Method Studios Brings Down the House
Method Studios Brings Down the HouseMethod is One of the Lead VFX Vendors on "White House Down"
Visual effects house Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, was one of the lead vendors on Columbia Pictures’ “White House Down,” which opened this weekend. Method’s crew was led by Ollie Rankin, visual effects supervisor, and Christopher Anderson, visual effects producer for the team in Vancouver. Overall they completed 185 shots comprising four sequences. “White House Down” was directed by Roland Emmerich. Volker Engel and Marc Weigert were the production’s visual effects supervisors.
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Summer Blockbusters Graded by Company 3 Using DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve was Company 3's tool of choice for color grading major summer blockbusters this year, including “The Lone Ranger” and “Man of Steel” (graded by Stefan Sonnenfeld), “The Hangover Part III” (graded by Siggy Ferstl) and “World War Z” (graded by Adam Glasman). Company 3, a Deluxe Creative Services company with facilities throughout the globe, uses DaVinci Resolve for all its color grading work.
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Method Studios Appoints Chris Webb as Executive Producer in Chicago
Method Studios Appoints Chris Webb as Executive Producer in ChicagoWebb To Focus On Supporting Both Commercial And Feature Markets
Visual effects house, Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Webb as Executive Producer of Method Chicago. Webb will work closely with Creative Director Gil Baron in the continued expansion of the Chicago office, which opened its doors in July 2012.
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Method Studios Announces Top Flight Animation Hires
Method Studios Announces Top Flight Animation HiresGlobal VFX House Welcomes Erik-Jan de Boer, James Jacobs and Keith Roberts
Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, announced today the addition of three world-class animation artists to the Method Studios’ creative team.
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Method Studios Appoints Christian Kubsch as President
Method Studios Appoints Christian Kubsch as PresidentDarin Grant joins Method as Chief Technology Officer
Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, announced today that Christian Kubsch has joined the company as President. Kubsch will oversee Method’s global operations including the company’s main base in Los Angeles along with locations in London, Vancouver, Sydney, Melbourne, New York, Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta. Kubsch will report to Stefan Sonnenfeld, President of Creative Services, Deluxe. Darin Grant has been named Chief Technology Officer of Method Studios, and will report to Kubsch.
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Method Studios Provides VFX Expertise To KIA Super Bowl Spots
Method Studios Provides VFX Expertise To KIA Super Bowl SpotsArtists create fully CG animals, environments and augmented female robots
Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, has collaborated with agency David&Goliath on two commercials for KIA which premiered during Super Bowl XLVII. "Space Babies," directed by Jake Scott (RSA), and "Hotbots," directed by Carl Erik Rinsch (MJZ) provided a wealth of inspiring VFX challenges to Method's creative team in Los Angeles. Stephanie Gilgar, Method Studios' Executive Producer comments, "It's an honor to have been entrusted to deliver two of the most VFX-heavy ads seen during this year's big game - a yearly highlight in the US television commercials industry".
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Company 3 Launches New Sound Division
To Provide Commercial, Feature and Television Clients Sound Design, Original Music Composition and Mixing
Award-winning post house Company 3 (CO3), is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new audio division. Located within Company 3's Atlanta and New York facilities, CO3 Sound boasts three 5.1 audio suites designed to handle surround sound for commercial, feature film and television clients providing the highest level of sound design, original music composition and mixing. The new division is a complement to Deluxe's strong sound offerings in facilities around the world. CO3 Sound's radio and television mixing roster includes clients such as USA Network, Turner Broadcasting, Red Bull, Georgia Lottery, espnW, Ford, Kia and Toyota, to name a few.
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Company 3 and EFILM Collaborate on Comprehensive Post Pipeline for James Bond Feature "Skyfall"
Award-winning post houses Company 3 (CO3) and EFILM joined forces to provide Eon Productions' newest James Bond feature "Skyfall"--the first digitally-shot film in the franchise--with a complete, integrated workflow, ensuring consistency from dailies through to digital intermediate (DI). Based on this model, the companies have branded their collaborative location service as EC3, which leverages the technology and personnel of both post houses.
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Company 3 Opens Games Unit, Provides Extensive Services to Activision's "Call of Duty®: Black Ops II
Company 3 Opens Games Unit, Provides Extensive Services to Activision's "Call of Duty®: Black Ops IIUnit Contributing Post FX to Upcoming Blockbuster "Call of Duty®: Black Ops II;" Gaming Veteran Malte Wagener Named VP, Games
Award-winning post house Company 3, a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., announced today it recently provided a variety of post production services to its first game project, "Call of Duty®: Black Ops II" and concurrently, announced the opening of a new division dedicated specifically to offering color grading and other high-end post production services that will assist in taking game production to the next level of artistic heights.
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Encore: Baselight Helps Hollywood Facility Reinvent Television Post-Production for the Digital Age
Encore: Baselight Helps Hollywood Facility Reinvent Television Post-Production for the Digital AgeEncore is one of the busiest full-service post-production facilities in Hollywood. Part of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, the company, which also has facilities in New York, Vancouver and London, has built its reputation primarily through its work in episodic television. It services such shows as Body of Proof, Castle, CSI: Las Vegas, CSI: NY, Enlightened, Glee, Hawaii 5-O, Justified, Magic City, Mob Doctor, Nashville, NCIS, The Newsroom, Raising Hope, Last Resort and Revenge, providing near-set dailies, colour grading, editorial finishing and visual effects. It also boasts one of the industry’s most efficient file-based workflows and was the first to implement an ACES workflow for television.
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Deluxe Launches Managed Workflow for UltraViolet CFF File Creation
Announces the successful creation of full-featured CFF files
Deluxe Media, a division of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., the leading provider of a broad range of entertainment industry services and technologies to the worldwide entertainment industry, today announced the launch of their UltraViolet Common File Format (CFF) production services. These services are designed to provide studios, broadcasters and portals with full-featured UltraViolet CFF files for consumer distribution.
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Company 3® and Method Studios Join Beast Editorial in Chicago
Melissa Thornley Appointed Managing Director
The award-winning post production houses of Company 3, Beast and Method Studios, subsidiaries of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., have for the first time ever co-located within one facility in Chicago's historic Tribune Tower.
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Company 3® Launches New On-Air Promotions and Trailers Division
Robert Mape Joins as Creative Director/Senior Editor; Steve Beal as Senior Editor/VP Promotions and Trailers
Award-winning post house Company 3, a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., announced today the opening of a new division that provides promotions, trailers, titles, animation and effects design work for television networks. The division will house some of the finest creative and technical talent in the industry within interconnected New York and Los Angeles facilities, and will utilize Deluxe's extensive networked infrastructure.
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Company 3® Completes Grading for Multiple Versions of "Prometheus" with DaVinci Resolve
Company 3® Completes Grading for Multiple Versions of "Prometheus" with DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that Company 3 used DaVinci Resolve for color grading four different versions of 20th Century Fox's, "Prometheus." One of the most anticipated features of the summer, the science fiction thriller was directed by Ridley Scott, the visionary filmmaker behind "Alien" and "Blade Runner," who chose Company 3 to help enhance the stunning visual style for "Prometheus," shot by renowned cinematographer Dariusz Wolski, ASC.
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Universal Studios Appoints Larry Birstock General Manager of Digital Services Group
Universal Studios Appoints Larry Birstock General Manager of Digital Services GroupLarry Birstock has been appointed General Manager of Universal Studios Digital Services, the on-lot picture post-production group. In this newly created position, Mr. Birstock will oversee the facility’s operations, administration and sales activities.
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Testronic Incorporates New Tool from Deluxe Digital Studios Into Award Winning File-Based QC Lab
Lab Introduces Innovative Veristream Automation Tool Into Digital Content Chain
Testronic Labs - the recognized global leader in quality assurance services for film and television, games, websites, hardware and software - has announced that its File-Based QC Lab has implemented a Veristream testing tool designed by Deluxe Digital Studios, a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.
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Company 3 Returns for Third Year as Tribeca Film Festival Sponsor
Award-winning post house Company 3, a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc., is proud to announce its return for the third straight year to its role of Industry Sponsor of the Tribeca Film Festival. The Festival, which runs from April 18th through the 29th, 2012, has grown to become one of the most respected film festivals in the world.
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2D to 3D Conversion of "TITANIC" to be Featured in Creative Master Series at 2012 NAB Show in Las Vegas
Marquee Session with Jon Landau, Academy Award® Winning Producer of TITANIC, and William Sherak, President of Stereo D.
Jon Landau, Academy Award® winning Producer ofTITANIC, and William Sherak, President of Stereo D, will share with 2012 NAB Show attendees onMonday, April 16, how the 2D to 3D conversion of TITANIC was achieved.
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New Antics to Develop Innovative Content, Social Marketing and E-Commerce Solutions
Hollywood-Based Company to Drive Transactional Video Solutions
New Antics, a company that joins entertainment industry content creation veterans with social media experts, has officially opened its doors in Hollywood, Calif. The new operation combines a distinguished leadership team; an array of innovative video technologies; targeted boutique video marketing expertise; and video content development and production for "over the top" distribution.
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Method Studios Creates an Epic Underworld Monster and Environments for “Wrath of the Titans”
Method Studios Creates an Epic Underworld Monster and Environments for “Wrath of the Titans”Los Angeles and London facilities combine efforts, along with Company 3, to collaborate on this stereo feature from concept art through to DI
Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, was excited to join forces on the larger-than-life 3D visual effects in Warner Bros.’ “Wrath of the Titans” - the second installment in the franchise. The main sequence for Method Studios in LA involved creating the awakening of the monstrous Kronos, father of Zeus. This fully CG rock giant is brought to life with glowing lava and causes the cataclysmic destruction of the Underworld. During pre-production, Method Studios in London created concept images for the production’s art department, as well as the visual effects in the establishment of the Underworld sequence. Olivier Dumont rose to the occasion as Method’s VFX Supervisor along with Aurelia Abate, Method’s VFX Producer.
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Company 3 Scores at Super Bowl XLVI
Post house contributes color grading on 24 spots for 20 brands
Award-winning post house Company 3, a subsidiary of Deluxe® Entertainment Services Group, worked on 24 ads that aired during last Sunday's Super Bowl XLVI, which amassed a record-breaking 111.3 million viewers. Company 3 co-founder/colorist Stefan Sonnenfeld and fellow colorists Dave Hussey, Siggy Ferstl, Tim Masick, Mike Pethel and Tom Poole performed color grading on commercials for 20 brands: Acura, AT&T, belVita, Best Buy, BMW, Bridgestone, Bud Light Platinum, Chevy, Chrysler, Downy, Hulu, Hyundai, Kia, M&M, NBC, Pepsi, Samsung, Time Warner, Toyota and Volkswagen.
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Method Studios Provides VFX Expertise To Noam Murro-Directed Super Bowl Spots
Method Studios Provides VFX Expertise To Noam Murro-Directed Super Bowl Spots
Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, was thrilled to collaborate on a record seven Super Bowl commercials this year. Among the projects keeping the Method Studios teams in Los Angeles, New York and Australia busy, were three especially VFX-heavy ads directed by the 2012 DGA award-winning director, Noam Murro. Dan Glass, Method's EVP and Senior VFX Supervisor notes, "This is our strongest Super Bowl yet and has resulted in successful collaboration throughout our multiple Method sites."
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Beast Edits and Directs a Six-Week Viral Campaign for Western Union
Beast Edits and Directs a Six-Week Viral Campaign for Western UnionBeast, one of the nation’s top editorial houses and a subsidiary of Deluxe® Entertainment Services Group Inc., has completed directing and editorial work for Western Union, via agency 180 Amsterdam, to promote World of Betters, a six-week viral campaign that asks the question “what would you do with $1,000 to make someone’s day better?” Western Union partnered with global mega stars and music icons such as Alicia Keys, John Legend, K’naan, Sunidhi Chauhan and Pitbull to host live ‘better’ events around the world to spread a little happiness across the world and show how Western Union moves money for better.
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2011 Hollywood Post Alliance Awards Winners Unveiled
2011 Hollywood Post Alliance Awards Winners UnveiledThe Post Production Community and Industry Innovators Receive Honors in Gala Evening
Tonight, during a gala evening of celebration at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, The Hollywood Post Alliance® – the professional organization for the post production community - presented the Sixth Annual HPA Awards to a sold out audience of industry insiders and luminaries.  Individuals were honored in 12 creative categories as well as a number of special awards for Engineering Excellence, Lifetime Achievement and Creativity and Innovation, which had been announced earlier.  The HPA Awards honor the best of the best talent working behind the scenes in motion pictures, television and commercials as well as the most innovative technologies in post. 
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Company 3, Method Studios Join Forces For 'Tower Heist' Postproduction
Company 3, Method Studios Join Forces For 'Tower Heist' PostproductionThe New York facilities of Company 3® and Method Studios, both subsidiaries of Deluxe® Entertainment Services Group Inc. and part of Deluxe Creative Services Group, made efficient use of their close and collaborative relationship for the post work on Universal Pictures’ new action-comedy Tower Heist, it was announced today. The new film starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy is now in theaters.
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Cyril Drabinsky to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hollywood Post Alliance
HPA Award Honors an Influential Career
The HPA Awards Committee has announced that Cyril Drabinsky, President and CEO of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, is the recipient of the organization's Lifetime Achievement Award. The Award will be given to Mr. Drabinsky at the HPA Awards gala on November 10, 2011, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California. The Lifetime Achievement Award pays tribute to those respected individuals who have made a significant contribution to the post production industry.
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A New Method Emerges In Australia
Sydney and Melbourne add to Method Studio’s Global Footprint
Method Studios, the visual effects group within the Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, announced today the addition of three facilities in Australia, further expanding Method’s already established network of studios in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York and London.
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Method Brings More Soul to Kia Motors America Spot
Method Brings More Soul to Kia Motors America SpotMethod artists create a world of dancing robot armies and hamsters for Kia Soul
Renowned visual effects company Method Studios completed work on a new commercial, “Share Some Soul,” developed by Kia Motors America (KMA)’s advertising agency of record, David&Goliath, introducing the significantly refreshed 2012 Kia Soul. The VFX-heavy spot debuted during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.
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Company 3, Method Studios Collaborate to Offer Enhanced Stereoscopic DI Services
Company 3 and sister facility Method Studios now offer clients a seamless workflow for stereoscopic 3D feature film digital intermediates. Filmmakers now have the option to have any portion of left/right "eye" alignment fixes--associated with all stereoscopic cinematography--addressed within Method's dedicated stereography division.
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Visual Effects Companies CIS and Method Form Global Powerhouse
Rebranded to Method Studios
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group today announced the rebranding of its award-winning visual effects companies, Method, which Deluxe acquired from Ascent Media in December 2010, and CIS Visual Effects. The expanded company has been renamed to Method Studios, a world class entity specializing in the creation of visual effects for the feature film and commercial markets.
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Company 3 Congratulates Nicolas Winding Refn on Cannes Best Director Award for "Drive"
The entire Company 3 team would like to congratulate Nicolas Winding Refn on receiving the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival for his exciting new feature "Drive." Our own Tom Poole performed final grading for Drive here in our new full-service DI theater in Chelsea. We are delighted to have been a part of this project, and look forward to the film's theatrical release in the U.S. in September.
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Company 3 Sponsors the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival
Company 3 is proud to announce its return to the role of Industry Sponsor of the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. The festival, which runs from April 20 to May 1, 2011, has grown to become one of the most respected film festivals in the world.
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Encore Puts Groundbreaking IIF-ACES Workflow to the Test on FX's "Justified"
Utilizing the long-anticipated IIF-ACES workflow in its first real-world application, Encore colorist Pankaj Bajpai put the workflow to the test on the popular FX series, "Justified," shot by Francis Kenny, ASC.
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Company 3 proves RED Epic 5K 3D stereo workflow with SCRATCH On "Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"
SCRATCH reinforces its cutting-edge leadership for RED camera workflows
SCRATCH®, the end-to-end digital cinema and broadcast imaging tool for post production workflows from ASSIMILATE, is at the forefront of the latest innovations from RED Digital Cinema, with the news that leading post house Company 3 successfully deployed SCRATCH to process 3D stereo RED Epic 5K footage for "Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides". The breakthrough news reinforces SCRATCH’s reputation for continual cutting-edge leadership in supporting set-to-post workflows for RED Digital Cinema camera systems.
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ASSIMILATE Strengthens North American Operations with Appointment of Suzette Ferguson
ASSIMILATE Strengthens North American Operations with Appointment of Suzette FergusonASSIMILATE, a leading provider of powerful post-production tools for RED and other digital workflows, today announced the appointment of Suzette Ferguson as director of North American sales. As the company further leverages recent sales successes of the SCRATCH data workflow and product line in the Los Angeles region and across North America, Ferguson will be responsible for building and overseeing all customer relationships in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
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