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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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Victoria Alonso, EVP Marvel Studios, Will Be Featured Speaker at Women In Technology Luncheon
Victoria Alonso, EVP Marvel Studios, Will Be Featured Speaker at Women In Technology LuncheonMarvel Studios Physical Production Executive VP Focuses on Opportunity
Victoria Alonso, executive vice president of Physical Production for Marvel Studios, will appear in a featured conversation at the annual Women in Technology luncheon on 24 October, presented by Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Women in Post and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®). The luncheon will be held in conjunction with the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) and will take place at Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, California. The conversation with Alonso will be moderated by Kari Grubin, co-chair of HPA Women In Post and Vice President, Mastering at The Walt Disney Studios.
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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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Carl Moore Joins Roundabout Entertainment as Senior Producer for Features
Carl Moore Joins Roundabout Entertainment as Senior Producer for FeaturesRoundabout Entertainment has appointed post-production veteran Carl Moore as Senior Producer for feature film services. Moore, who has helped guide more than 50 films through finishing, will work with clients in planning for post, and will manage projects through final editorial, color grading and delivery. Moore formerly served as a Digital Intermediate Producer at Modern VideoFilm, where his credits included The Young Messiah, Self/less and Veronica Mars.
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Timber Reaches New Heights With T-Mobile's Latest Spot "Momentum"
Timber Reaches New Heights With T-Mobile's Latest Spot "Momentum"Timber Creative Directors/Partners Jonah Hall and Kevin Lau led their amazing team of design, animation and VFX artists for T-Mobile’s latest spot “Momentum.” Directed by Tool of North America’s Marc Forster, the black, white and (T-Mobile’s trademarked) magenta visuals take you from skylines to coastlines, from the country to the city. The spot broke during the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics 2016 in Rio on Friday.
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Clear-com Acquires Trilogy Communications
HM Electronics, Inc. today announced that it has completed the acquisition of UK-based Trilogy Communications (Trilogy®) through its subsidiary Clear-Com®, a global provider of real-time communication solutions. Trilogy is a supplier of intercom solutions and master reference generators for the Broadcast, Defense and Industrial sectors. Clear-Com expects this acquisition to strengthen its presence in the Broadcast market and accelerate its penetration in the Defense and Industrial sectors.
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Telestream Lightspeed Live Capture and Vantage Version 7 Now Available
Telestream Lightspeed Live Capture and Vantage Version 7 Now Available
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that Lightspeed Live Capture, its new multichannel video capture and processing application, is now available. Part of Telestream’s strategic focus on the live streaming market, Lightspeed Live Capture was built specifically to enable a more concurrent workflow between live broadcasts and companion OTT and VOD distributions. Also announced, is the immediate availability of Vantage version 7, representing the continued evolution of the Vantage software platform with more sophisticated processing, captioning & subtitling, cloud support and social media capabilities.
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Chaos Group Announces Blockbuster Lineup for V-Ray Days at SIGGRAPH 2016
Offers Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look at VFX for Hit Films, Games and Television; Sneak Peek at Live VR Rendering Tech
Today, Chaos Group announced its fourth annual V-Ray Days at SIGGRAPH 2016. This popular presentation series gives artists an in-depth look at the VFX created by some of the industry's top production studios. In addition, Chaos Group will showcase emerging rendering technology in volumetric VR and live VR rendering.
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SIGGRAPH 2016 Announces Award Winners and Highlights of 43rd Annual Computer Animation Festival
SIGGRAPH 2016 Announces Award Winners and Highlights of 43rd Annual Computer Animation FestivalSIGGRAPH 2016, the world’s largest annual event in computer graphics and interactive techniques, announces the winners — and highlights — of the 43rd annual Computer Animation Festival. With the tagline "Render the Possibilities," SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24–28 July 2016.
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VFX Supervisor Eric Gambini, Two Others Join FuseFX, Vancouver
VFX Supervisor Eric Gambini, Two Others Join FuseFX, VancouverVFX Supervisor Eric Gambini has joined FuseFX, Vancouver, as the company continues to add staff to service the region’s boom in television production. A native of France who has worked at visual effects facilities around the world, Gambini most recently served as On-Set VFX Supervisor on the CW series The 100. Also new to FuseFX Vancouver are VFX Producer Graeme Marshall and CG Supervisor Adam Marisett.
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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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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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Digital Domain Names Ken Roupenian VP, Digital Studio
Digital Domain Names Ken Roupenian VP, Digital StudioAcademy Award winning studio, Digital Domain, announced today that Ken Roupenian has joined its ranks in the position of Vice President, Digital Studio. As the studio continues to evolve and expand its business worldwide, Ken brings to the group his incredible expertise in strategic planning and artistic management for digital production. In his role as Vice President of Digital Studio, he will be responsible for the company’s creative teams globally, and will report to Digital Domain Executive Vice President/General Manager, Erika Burton.
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Patrick Davenport Joins MPC as Chief Operating Officer
Patrick Davenport Joins MPC as Chief Operating OfficerHighly regarded industry figure Patrick Davenport returns to MPC Advertising as Chief Operating Officer USA with responsibility for managing operations for the business in Los Angeles and New York.
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Hula Post Supports "The Jungle Book"
Supplies editorial team through 24 months and four locations on Jon Favreau’s magical production
In a project spanning nearly two years, Hula Post provided editorial systems, workflow engineering and technical support to Walt Disney Pictures for the production of The Jungle Book. Hula Post engineers set up and maintained editorial facilities at the studio’s production facility in Playa Vista; at Digital Domain, where motion capture elements were produced; and at Los Angeles Center Studios, where live action elements were captured. Additionally, it supported satellite editing facilities at Sony Pictures Studios and Skywalker Sound, where sound work was completed.
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Object Matrix NAB Press release: Vision
Object Matrix NAB Press release: VisionObject Matrix, the leading developer of object storage and business continuity systems to the media industry today announced the launch of Vision at NAB 2016.
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VFX Supervisor Dan Akers Joins Blur Studio
VFX Supervisor Dan Akers Joins Blur StudioAcademy Award- and Emmy-nominated animation, VFX and design company Blur Studio has hired Dan Akers as Visual Effects Supervisor. With nearly 15 years of experience in the VFX industry, Akers’ recent photoreal work for online shooter “Destiny” and Kia Motors was recognized with 2015 VES Award nominations, with his efforts for “Destiny” also taking home Best Visual Effects honors at AICP 2015.
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Reel FX Adds Jim Riche as Head of Production
Reel FX Adds Jim Riche as Head of ProductionDigital studio Reel FX Dallas/Santa Monica has added Jim Riche as Head of Production for the studio’s commercial division. Riche is an innovative producer and VFX specialist with a lengthy track record of curating and managing production teams, artists and supervisors in major studios and boutiques alike. He has over 30 years of experience in production management and consulting for feature films, commercials, visual effects, live action, dark ride production and design/graphics. He has lent his talents to such top industry shops as Ntropic, Digital Domain, Troika, Nice Shoes, LoyalKasper and Blur Studio, among others. Riche will report to David Bates, General Manager of the Commercial Division.
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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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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2016 Board of Directors Officers
Mike Chambers Re-Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2016 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2016 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was re-elected as Board Chair.
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Redshift: Rendering Cameron Crowe's Aloha
Redshift: Rendering Cameron Crowe's AlohaProduction-quality, GPU-accelerated renderer Redshift was recently used to power 2015's major Hollywood production Aloha, directed by Cameron Crowe.
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Top Talent Joins The Mill in Los Angeles
Top Talent Joins The Mill in Los Angeles2015 was a time of remarkable work for the CG department at The Mill in Los Angeles. High profile projects included Google Spotlight Stories – Help, Coca-Cola – Torch Bear, and the Game of War campaign. In response to this, Heads of 3D John Leonti and Robert Sethi have grown the award-winning team, adding a combined 75 years of industry experience to the department.
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The Darkroom emerges into light
The Darkroom emerges into lightThe Darkroom recording studio has undergone a substantial refit to enable the Willesden, north-west London facility to operate at a world-class level – and to embrace the future.
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Digital Domain - Dan Rosen Named Vice President of Technology at Digital Domain
Digital Domain - Dan Rosen Named Vice President of Technology at Digital DomainAcademy Award winning Visual Effects studio, Digital Domain, announced today that Daniel Rosen has joined its ranks in the position of Vice President of Technology. A recognized expert in strategic technological design, development and implementation, the addition of Dan comes as Digital Domain intensifies its pursuit of innovation and the latest in Visual Effects technology. Dan will report to O.D Welch, President, Digital Domain.
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Redshift renders Blue Zoo’s hilarious Christmas short
Redshift renders Blue Zoo’s hilarious Christmas shortAward-winning animation studio Blue Zoo has rendered its brilliant Christmas short using Redshift as its backbone.
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Digital Domain Announcement - Erika W. Burton Named Executive Vice President/General Manager.
Digital Domain Announcement - Erika W. Burton Named Executive Vice President/General Manager.Erika W. Burton Named Executive Vice President/General Manager of Digital Domain
Academy Award winning Visual Effects studio, Digital Domain, announced today that Erika W. Burton has joined its ranks in the position of Executive Vice President/General Manager. As Digital Domain continues to bolster its executive ranks, Erika joins the team working on long term company goals and new initiatives, with her primary focus on production, sales and marketing. Erika will report to O.D Welch, President, Digital Domain.
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VFX Producer Andrea D'Amico Joins FuseFX
VFX Producer Andrea D'Amico Joins FuseFXAward-winning visual effects studio FuseFX has brought on veteran VFX Producer Andrea D’Amico. D’Amico arrives with more than 25 years of experience in visual effects, including tenures at Eden FX, Digital Domain, RIOT, P.O.P. and CIS Hollywood. Most recently, she served as VFX Producer at MPC Montreal, on Fox’s Victor Frankenstein.
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Darin Grant Joins Solid Angle as VP of Engineering
Darin Grant Joins Solid Angle as VP of EngineeringVeteran Technology Exec To Focus on Scaling Development Efforts, Cloud Rendering Strategy
Solid Angle SL, developer of the Arnold advanced image renderer, announced that Darin Grant has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering. Former CTO at Digital Domain and Method Studios and having held senior technology roles at DreamWorks Animation and Google, Grant will help the company scale development operations as its customer base continues to grow, and lead its cloud rendering initiative.
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New Chicago Studio Almost Gold Shines Brightly; Founder & Creative Director Linas Jodwalis Joins Forces with Director Matt Egan and EP Tom Leonard
New Chicago Studio Almost Gold Shines Brightly; Founder & Creative Director Linas Jodwalis Joins Forces with Director Matt Egan and EP Tom LeonardCreative Director Linas Jodwalis has staked a claim with Almost Gold, a new design-driven production studio featuring Director Matthew Egan. Tapping Tom Leonard as Executive Producer, the Chicago-based shop is positioning itself to provide concept-to-completion creativity for the advertising and entertainment industries.
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Academy Award-nominated VFX Supervisor Pat McClung Joins FuseFX
Academy Award-nominated VFX Supervisor Pat McClung Joins FuseFXTwo-time Academy Award-nominated Visual Effects Supervisor Pat McClung has joined FuseFX. McClung, whose career spans more than 30 years, will act as both an on-set and facility-based Visual Effects Supervisor. His current projects include Scorpion and The Walking Dead.
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NBA 2K16 scores a slam dunk with Faceware
The success of sports games relies on engendering a sense of reality – not just in the ebb and flow of the sport itself, but in selling the player on the fantasy that they really are in the sneakers of their favourite players.
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Mediaware Presents Matrix For The First Time In Europe At Ibc 2015
General Dynamics Mediaware, experts in compressed domain digital television technologies, will showcase its Matrix integrated technology package for the first time at IBC 2015.
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View Conference 2015 Names Keynote Speakers: Mark Osborne, Randy Thom, Jorge Gutierrez and Shannon Tindle; Italy's Premiere Computer Graphics Conference to be Held October 19-23 in Turin
View Conference 2015 Names Keynote Speakers: Mark Osborne, Randy Thom, Jorge Gutierrez and Shannon Tindle; Italy's Premiere Computer Graphics Conference to be Held October 19-23 in TurinThe 16th annual VIEW Conference, Italy’s premiere annual gathering of industry professionals presenting the latest news and trends across all areas of the digital arts, including Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX, has announced this year’s stellar lineup of Keynote Speakers. Please see: http://www.viewconference.it/
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O.D Welch Named President of Digital Domain
O.D Welch Named President of Digital Domain30 year industry veteran brings extensive experience in Visual Effects and Production management
Academy Award winning Visual Effects studio, Digital Domain, announced today that O.D Welch has joined its ranks in the role of President. In his new role, Welch will manage all aspects of the day to day operations at Digital Domain’s Playa Vista and Vancouver’s two locations. A 30 year industry veteran, Welch has extensive experience in Visual Effects and Production management, and knows the entertainment business on a ground-up operational and financial basis.
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MPC LA NEWS: 5 New 3D Artists Hired, 1 Promoted
Burris, Tucker, Saavedra, Broussard, Maude & Trippe Add Major Firepower to MPC LA Advertising 3D Division
In response to new business growth driven by its diverse offering across VFX, VR and color, and industry recognition of excellence most recently with AICP and Cannes honors, MPC Los Angeles is pleased to announce the new hires of five industry-leading artists to its Advertising 3D division.
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Vicon Vantage Debuts in the US at SIGGRAPH 2015
Attendees will see Vantage in action, presentations by Vicon customers, including ILM, Digital Domain and Epic Games, and virtual reality demos powered by Vicon systems
Vicon, the motion capture (mocap) technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life sciences industries, today announced that it will showcase its new intelligent flagship camera platform, Vicon Vantage, for the first time in the U.S. at SIGGRAPH 2015. Vicon will also host a series of customer presentations, in-booth demonstrations and workshops at its booth (#729), and power virtual reality applications at the event taking place on August 10-13 in Los Angeles, California.
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Post/VFX House Cognition Debuts in Hollywood
Post/VFX House Cognition Debuts in HollywoodHybrid studio offers integrated services for feature film and broadcast color, visual effects and emerging technologies
Cognition, a hybrid post production facility, visual effects studio and creative campus, has launched in Los Angeles. The company is led by writer, producer and entrepreneur Brian Pope, and features a high profile management team that includes veteran colorist Dave Hollingsworth (The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey, The Adventures of Tintin) along with former Digital Domain VP and creative consultant, Jeff Barnes.
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Digital Domain And UFC(r) Join Forces To Promote UFC 189: Aldo
UFC “VEGAS” Credits List 6/01/15
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Trojan Horse was a Unicorn Announces New Speakers, Meet-Ups, and THU TV
TED-Like Digital Art Festival Has Now Revealed 31 Speakers; Sold Out Festival Can Still Be Watched Via THU TV
As any fan will tell you, Trojan Horse was a Unicorn (THU) never ends. The festival continues that tradition today by announcing a fresh line-up of renown speakers, regional meet-ups, and THU TV. The THU experience is now accessible all year long.
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Destiny Become Legend Wins Best Visual Effects At AICP Awards
Visual Effects powerhouse Digital Domain was honored at the 2015 AICP Awards for Best Visual Effects for the commercial, Destiny “Become Legend.” Directed by acclaimed feature filmmaker Joseph Kosinski, Digital Domain collaborated with agency 72andSunny and live action production company Reset, to create this breathtaking piece for one of the year’s best selling games. The piece for the first person shooter features a stunning blend of cinematic live action and visual effects.
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Digital Domain: Tiffani Manabat Named Vice President of Advertising and Games
Previously responsible for state of the art VFX for such brands as Cadillac, Lexus, Nike, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Xbox and American Airlines
Academy Award winning Visual Effects house, Digital Domain, announced today that Tiffani Manabat will be joining its ranks as Vice President, Advertising and Games. Tiffani will join the ground breaking team responsible for state of the art VFX for such brands as Cadillac, Lexus, Nike, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Xbox and American Airlines. Tiffani brings with her years of experience executive producing award winning, multi-million dollar broadcast commercials, web content, video game trailers, music videos and live events for some of the most successful companies in the industry. As Vice President of Advertising and Games, she will be over-seeing operations, sales and marketing and will report to Rich Flier, President of Advertising and Games.
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Artemple-Hollywood Expands its In-House Creative Team by Naming Richard Kidd as Creative Director/Senior VFX Supervisor, and Scott McCullough as Live Action Director & DP
Artemple-Hollywood Expands its In-House Creative Team by Naming Richard Kidd as Creative Director/Senior VFX Supervisor, and Scott McCullough as Live Action Director & DPArtemple-Hollywood, a high-end, full-service visual effects and design studio, has expanded its in-house team with the addition of two seasoned industry veterans to its ranks.
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The Foundry Delivers NUKE Non-commercial
Industry Standard for VFX, Editorial and Finishing Free for Non-commercial Use
It’s known in the industry as the most powerful solution for compositing, used for everything from major motion pictures, including the Oscar® winning Gravity, episodic and commercials, to immersive live action content in virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR). In fact, since 2008, every film nominated for an Oscar® for Best Visual Effects has used The Foundry’s solutions.
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Roger Welcomes CD Dane Macbeth; Promotes Brandon Stevenson to Head of Production
Roger Welcomes CD Dane Macbeth; Promotes Brandon Stevenson to Head of ProductionMixed-media production studio Roger continues its mission to grow its senior leadership by welcoming Dane Macbeth as Creative Director and promoting Producer Brandon Stevenson to Head of Production. The appointments come as Roger continues expanding its creative footprint in broadcast while adding content creation to its menu of services.
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Beast Announces Victoria Venantini as New East Coast Rep
Beast Announces Victoria Venantini as New East Coast RepBeast, a national creative editorial company, today announced Victoria Venantini as its new east coast sales rep. Based in New York, Venantini is an independent consultant with a proven track record in advertising and production sales, having worked with top clients including Moxie Pictures, Digital Domain, RSA Films, and many more.
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Autodesk & Shotgun Play a Supporting Role for Academy Award Nominees
It’s Academy Awards Season - Great Artists with Great Technology Are Creating Great Movies : Autodesk and Shotgun Software Are CG Tools of Choice for All 5 Best VFX and 7 Best Picture Academy Award Nominees
The role of technology in the service of great storytelling continues to evolve, and this year's Academy Award nominees reflect the impressive artistry of the global computer graphics industry. From Best Pictures and VFX, to Best Cinematography, Animated Features and Shorts, Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) media and entertainment software played a supporting role in the creation of many of this year's most acclaimed movies. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also recognized Autodesk technology with a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (Sci-Tech Award).
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Year Old Full Service VFX/Design Company Artemple-Hollywood Now Working on "Entourage," Names Karin Levinson EVP, Features and TV, and Enjoys Long-Standing Working Relationship with Award-Winning Director David Fincher
Year Old Full Service VFX/Design Company Artemple-Hollywood Now Working on "Entourage," Names Karin Levinson EVP, Features and TV, and
Enjoys Long-Standing Working Relationship with Award-Winning Director David FincherArtemple-Hollywood, a high-end, full-service Visual Effects and Design company specializing in the art of seamless and “invisible” visual effects work for feature films, television, commercials, themed entertainment, special venue projects, and original content creation, is marking its one year anniversary having produced visual effects work for one of last year’s most successful films, is currently producing visual effects for an upcoming studio feature, is commencing work on new projects, and has hired a noted industry executive.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2015 Board of Directors Officers; Mike Chambers Elected as Board Chair
Visual Effects Society Announces its 2015 Board of Directors Officers; Mike Chambers Elected as Board ChairMike Chambers Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2015 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2015 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was elected as Board Chair.
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Digital Domain Visual Effects Tools MOVA And Drop Receive Academy Awards®
Scientific and Technical Awards Committee honor the two groundbreaking technologies
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday, January 13 its recipients for the Scientific and Technical Awards. Among the honorees were the technologies only available at Digital Domain, MOVA, the facial performance capture system and Drop, the large scale destruction toolkit. Each year the Academy honors the behind the scenes innovations that have demonstrated over time a proven track record of making, significant contributions to and improving the process of, making motion pictures.
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CrewCuts taps XenData to manage robotic LTO library
XenData’s SX-522 Archive Server manages a robotic LTO library to provide a collaborative storage environment for Crew Cuts
XenData, the global provider of digital video archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, today announced that Crew Cuts, a full-service post-production house, has installed a XenData SX-522 Archive Server managing a robotic LTO library to help upgrade and automate its complete workflow. The new server and library have permitted Crew Cuts to achieve greater efficiencies and create a very dynamic and collaborative environment.
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Digital Domain Announcement/Amit Chopra Named Executive Vice President for Digital Domain Holdings Limited
Digital Domain Announcement/Amit Chopra Named Executive Vice President for Digital Domain Holdings LimitedIt was announced today that Amit Chopra, current COO of Academy Award®-winning visual effects company Digital Domain 3.0 has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President for its parent company Digital Domain Holdings Limited . This new role is an acknowledgment of Amit’s ability and contribution to the strength and stability of Digital Domain 3.0 and further illustrates Digital Domain Holdings commitment to Digital Domain 3.0 and its current direction. Amit will be a key part of the operations and financial strategy for both companies and will have expanded responsibility in business development, acquisitions, joint ventures, mergers and co-productions. He will also retain his current duties as COO of Digital Domain 3.0.
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Digital-Tutors Releases Free Tutorial on Making a Viral Video in After Effects
Viral Video’s After Effects Techniques Unveiled in Multi-Step Tutorial; Appeared on Reddit, Local News, and National Weather Outlets
The real or fake debate raged on recently after Digital-Tutors, the leading site for digital VFX training, released a fake meteor sighting video online.
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AMIA’S DAS Comes To New York In 2015
Experts Discuss the Management of Media Assets from Creation to Preservation
AMIA has announced the preliminary lineup for its popular Digital Asset Symposium (DAS). DAS will be held on May 8, 2015 at The Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.
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SMPTE to Host Sessions on the IP-Based Facility and the AXF Standard at CCW+SATCON
SMPTE to Host Sessions on the IP-Based Facility and the AXF Standard at CCW+SATCONSMPTE President-Elect Robert Seidel and S. Merrill Weiss, Chair of the SMPTE Working Group on AXF, Will Moderate Panel Discussions
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced its participation in CCW+SATCON, Nov. 12-13, at New York City's Javits Convention Center, through a panel discussion on the IP-based facility and an in-depth session, co-produced with CCW+SATCON, on SMPTE's recently released AXF standard.
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Digital Domain 3.0 CEO Daniel Seah Named Executive Director and CEO of Parent Company Digital Domain Holdings Limited
Digital Domain 3.0 CEO Daniel Seah Named Executive Director and CEO of Parent Company Digital Domain Holdings LimitedDaniel Seah, current CEO of Academy Award®-winning visual effects company Digital Domain 3.0 has been elevated to the position of Executive Director and CEO for its parent company Digital Domain Holdings Limited.
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Parent Company of Digital Domain 3.0, Digital Domain Holdings Limited, Partners With TNT to Produce 3-D Holograms of Miss Teresa Teng
Chinese pop legend brought back to the stage for old fans and new.
Digital Domain Holdings Limited, the parent company of Digital Domain 3.0, has entered into an unprecedented ten year agreement with TNT Production Limited to produce 3-D virtual performance holograms of Miss Teresa Teng for concerts, movies and all manner of media. Miss Teng, who passed away in 1995, is generally considered to be one of the all-time greatest Asian singing stars with generations of adoring fans. Building on the overwhelming success of the virtual performance in Jay Chou’s 2013 Taiwan and Hong Kong concerts, this partnership with the industry leading artists at Digital Domain 3.0 and the legacy of Miss Teng looks to break new ground in the world of virtual performances.
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humble Signs Director David Rosenbaum
humble Signs Director David Rosenbaumhumble today announced that David Rosenbaum has joined its directorial roster. Rosenbaum is an acclaimed director known for his technical savvy and adept skill at blending live action and CG. He joins humble from Caviar, where he wrote and directed sci-fi short film "The Trail's End" which recently premiered at the prestigious LA Shorts Fest.
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Telestream Vantage Cloud Subscriptions Now Available on AWS Marketplace
By provisioning complete Vantage domains on AWS, media organizations can create new products and services on a global scale with virtually limitless capacity
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow solutions, today announced Vantage Cloud Subscriptions, a new service that provides a broad range of enterprise-class transcoding and file-based workflow automation for Amazon Web Services (AWS) on AWS Marketplace. With the ability to securely provision anywhere in the world, content creators can define the scale, location and performance of virtual Vantage domains, allowing them to deliver compelling new products and services to their customers and organizations.
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Digital Domain Names Joanna Capitano to Vice President of Features
Academy Award®-winning digital production company Digital Domain announced today that VFX Executive Producer, Joanna Capitano has been elevated to the position of Vice President of Features. In the new role, Capitano will continue to work closely with studios and clients to develop new business as well as overseeing the executive producers in the features division.
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Camerimage Film Festival Reveals Juries for 2nd Annual 3D Films Competition
CAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, has assembled a distinguished roster of esteemed individuals from the world of cinema to serve as jurors in its 3D Films Competition category. The popular 3D Films Competition returns for the second year to the Festival, which takes place November 15th – 22nd in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
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Reel FX Hits 4.5 Million Render Jobs Using PipelineFX’s Qube!
Reel FX Hits 4.5 Million Render Jobs Using PipelineFX’s Qube!Leading Render Farm Management Software for VFX Currently at Work on New Guillermo Del Toro Production, “The Book of Life”
The tools that last are the ones that can roll with the punches. For Dallas, TX and Santa Monica’s Reel FX, one tool has helped them manage 4.5 million render jobs in the most efficient way possible. Now in its 11th year of use, PipelineFX’s Qube! plays the guardian role for a production queue riding high on the success of “Free Birds” and the impending release of the new Guillermo Del Toro-produced feature with 20th Century Fox, “The Book of Life.”
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SMPTE® Publishes Archive eXchange Format (AXF) Standard
In Codifying Open Specification for AXF, SMPTE Addresses Issue of Interoperability Among Data Archive Systems
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today published a standard that codifies the Archive eXchange Format (AXF). An IT-centric file container that can encapsulate any number and type of files in a fully self-contained and self-describing package, AXF supports interoperability among disparate content storage systems and ensures content's long-term availability, no matter how storage or file system technology evolves.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Honorees and Award Winners
Annual SMPTE Honors & Awards Ceremony Highlights Vision, Ingenuity, Perseverance, and Dedication to Motion Picture and Television Industries
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 23, at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony.
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A-Level VFX Studio Brewster Parsons Adds Veteran Producer Jason Cohon, Expands VFX Capabilities and Global Partnerships
A-Level VFX Studio Brewster Parsons Adds Veteran Producer Jason Cohon, Expands VFX Capabilities and Global PartnershipsOver the past year, A-level VFX studio Brewster Parsons has steadily been expanding its capabilities through key staff additions, facility and technology updates, and global partnerships. Today, studio founder and executive producer Darcy Parsons has announced the addition of veteran LA producer Jason Cohon to her staff in the position of senior producer, and also provided information on her other moves aimed at preparing the company to handle major VFX projects.
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General Dynamics Mediaware to Demonstrate 4K Ultra HD HEVC Ad Insertion at IBC 2014
General Dynamics Mediaware to Demonstrate 4K Ultra HD HEVC Ad Insertion at IBC 2014
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Rising Sun Pictures Looks to SIGGRAPH to Expand for a Blockbuster Year.
Australian VFX Studio will be Recruiting Artists for Upcoming Projects and Discussing its Work on “X-Men: Days of Future Past”.
Rising Sun Pictures is sending a team of representatives to SIGGRAPH 2014 to discuss its work on the recent film "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and to recruit artists for future projects including "Gods of Egypt," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2," "Deadline Gallipoli," "Pan & Tarzan." The 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Technologies, SIGGRAPH 2014 takes place 10-14 August in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.6
Render Farm Management Software Increases Efficiency, Maximizes Throughput and Promotes Easy Integration With Key Pipeline Components; See Qube! 6.6 at SIGGRAPH 2014
Today PipelineFX, creator of the leading render farm management software for VFX, will enable production companies to create a more efficient pipeline with the release of Qube! 6.6. The new Smart Share feature helps studios achieve maximum throughput, while Universal Callbacks and Flight Checks promote tight integration with production management/reporting tools so Qube! can be pipeline friendly from day one.
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PipelineFX to Host Panel on “Building a Next-Generation Render Farm Pipeline” at SIGGRAPH 2014
Technology Experts from Digital Domain, Scalar Decisions, and Digital District Weighing In During Birds of a Feather Event; Designer-Friendly Licensing Option Set to Debut
This year at SIGGRAPH 2014, PipelineFX will focus on how studios can get to a future-ready render farm quicker. Through a Birds of a Feather panel that includes tech leads from Digital Domain and Digital District, as well as demos of the soon-to-be-released Qube! 6.6, PipelineFX will unlock how studios of every size can get there.
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Chaos Group to Host Two “V-Ray Days” at SIGGRAPH 2014
Chaos Group to Host Two “V-Ray Days” at SIGGRAPH 2014ILM, Method Studios, and Digital Domain Among Featured Presenters, Real-Time Live Event Showing Rendering Advancements for Independent Filmmaking
At SIGGRAPH 2014, Chaos Group is bringing back one of last year’s most popular presentation events, “V-Ray Days.” Filled with behind-the-scenes information on rendering techniques used on films like “Captain America: The Winter Solider,” “Maleficent,” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the two-day event will not only cover films, but broadcast television, commercials, game cinematics and more.
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Shotgun Keeps This Summer’s Big Movies On Track
Shotgun Keeps This Summer’s Big Movies On TrackLeading Production Management Software Drives VFX Pipelines at Top Studios
Shotgun Software, developer of the cloud-based collaboration platform for creative companies (recently acquired by Autodesk), was integral to the production of over a dozen of this summer’s tentpole films. Used by visual effects studios worldwide, Shotgun played a key role in keeping artists and shots on track at facilities such as Digital Domain, Milk VFX, Framestore, Method Studios, Double Negative, Atomic Fiction, Image Engine, Rodeo FX, Factory VFX and more, for films including X-Men: Days of Future Past, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Giver, Hercules, Lucy, The Maze Runner, and others.
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Marquis Introduces Interplay Orphan Crosschecking (IOC) in Latest Version of Project Parking
Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software has announced the launch of Project Parking V3.8. The latest functionality of its edit shared storage management software, Project Parking, now includes Interplay Orphan Crosschecking (IOC) which provides verification of orphan material when working with Avid Interplay. The new functionality will be on show on booth 2.A58 at IBC.
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PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf”
PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf”Leading Render Farm Management Software Qube! Speeds Up Production Schedule and Capitalizes on Existing Hardware for Developing Feature
When a University of Portsmouth professor wanted to give his students more hands-on work, he set his sights high: a feature length film in full CG. After the shock of such an ambitious undertaking wore off around campus, a small team of technicians started brainstorming how to make it happen. This process led them to the idea of sponsors, which in turn led them to render farm management experts, PipelineFX.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Production Sessions Feature Summer Blockbusters, Oscar Winner
SIGGRAPH 2014 will offer presentations on more than 15 of the biggest current and upcoming studio productions, including “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Gravity,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Production Sessions are hosted as part of the Computer Animation Festival and will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 11-14 August.
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Beijing’s Base Fx Makes Qube! a Big Part of Feature Film Workflow
500 Additional Render Farm Management Software Licenses to be Used on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and Other Blockbuster Films
PipelineFX, makers of Qube!, the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today that Beijing VFX firm Base Fx has ordered 500 additional licenses to supplement their growing feature film queue.
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Next Media Animation Scaling Up Qube! In Response to Worldwide Acclaim
Next Media Animation Scaling Up Qube! In Response to Worldwide AcclaimRender Farm Management Software Helps Company Meet Topical Timelines for Internationally Famous News Clips
When a man gets attacked by a bear or the mayor of Toronto starts giving in to drugs, who you going to call? Next Media Animation (NMA) if you want your breaking news to be animated, informative and hilarious.
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Faceware Technologies Partners with Binari Sonori to Offer New Video-Based Localization Service
New Service Provides Simultaneous Video and Voiceover Capture to Significantly Increase the Quality of Localization in Video Games
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has partnered with pioneering localization service provider, Binari Sonori, to launch a new video-based localization service. The service uses Faceware's professional headcam systems to capture video of a voice actor's performance at the same time that the audio is being captured, providing both actors and animators with time-saving video reference for localization. The service launches today.
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Mr. Wolf Sets Up Shop in Santa Monica
Mr. Wolf Sets Up Shop in Santa MonicaFormerly Known as 1.1 VFX, the Expanding Visual Effects and Post Boutique has Found a New Home at Bully Pictures.
Creative directors Danny Yoon and Duy Nguyen, and executive producer Mike Pryor have renamed their boutique visual effects and post production company and moved it into new digs in Santa Monica. Formerly known as 1.1 VFX, the company will now operate as Mr. Wolf and work out of new headquarters located within the offices of commercial production company Bully Pictures. The new space includes a bevy of resources for visual effects, compositing, editorial finishing and digital color correction, as well as room for further expansion.
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HēLō Oscar-Winning Director Daniel Junge And Oscar Nominated Director Kief Davidson To Premiere Beyond The Brick: A Lego® Brickumentary At Tribeca Film Festival
First official fan-focused LEGO® documentary will feature voiceover by Jason Bateman
Oscar-winning director Daniel Junge, along with Oscar-nominated director Kief Davidson and HēLō celebrate one of the most iconic toy enterprises in BEYOND THE BRICK: A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY. The film, narrated by Jason Bateman, delves into all things surrounding the LEGO brick and the global phenomenon it has become. Produced by HēLō’s Brendan Kiernan and Justin Moore-Lewy, in conjunction with GEM Pictures, Tiburon Pictures, and Futuristic Films, the film will have its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, April 20th at New York City’s SVA Theater.
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Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand Spots
Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand SpotsPowerful, Easy-To-Use Render Farm Management Tools Let Artists in MPC’s Motion Design Studio Become Their Own Render Wranglers for High-Profile Rebrand Job
When one of the UK's largest broadcasters asks you to create a series of station identification clips (idents) for a major channel rebrand, you know that millions of people will be scrutinizing every frame. So how do you ensure the rendering goes without a hitch – without the need for dedicated support staff? If you're MPC, the answer is simple: you turn to PipelineFX and its Qube! render farm management system.
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AMD, Blackmagic Design, Fusion-io, and LumaForge to Demonstrate World’s Fastest 4K Video Workstation at NAB 2014.
Combining the Blistering Performance of the New AMD FirePro™ W9100 Professional Graphics with the High-End Functionality of Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve™ Color Grading Software and the Lightning Speed of the Fusion ioFX Memory Tier, LumaForge will demonstrate the World’s Fastest Real-Time 4K Video Processing Workstation at the 2014 NAB Expo.
As announced on Wednesday March 26, 2014, AMD will be releasing a new version of their flagship professional FirePro graphic card. The FirePro W9100 graphics represents the latest innovation in multi-core, high throughput OpenCL graphics processing. AMD and its solution partners are pleased to be demonstrating the new professional graphics in action at this coming NAB Expo to be held in Las Vegas from April 7 -10. Visit the AMD booth at #SL10405 to see the demonstration.
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The New Grass Valley is Future-Ready with Two Locations at NAB 2014
Combination of Grass Valley and Miranda Showcases Synergies and Integrated Demonstrations that Address Near-Term Challenges and Prepare Broadcasters for the Future
Booths SL206 and N2513, The new Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will make its debut at the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show as an integrated presence, unified under a single banner, following the recent completion of Belden Inc.’s acquisition of Grass Valley. The new entity, the result of the historic merging of operations between industry powerhouses Grass Valley and Miranda, will host customers, partners, resellers and media at two different locations in the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 7-10: South Hall SL206 for Live and News Production, and North Hall N2513 for Playout.
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Solid State Logic Demonstrates IP Audio Networking Technology for Broadcast Production at NAB 2014
SSL Leads the Way With Forward Thinking Audio Routing for Broadcast Production
Solid State Logic, the world’s leading provider of tools for creative audio professionals, is demonstrating how IP Audio Networking can deliver significant feature benefits and cost optimisation in audio routing systems for broadcast production at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2317). The insightful demonstration serves as a launch for SSL’s new ‘Network I/O’ broadcast audio interface range and shows how the new product line and SSL digital broadcast consoles can be elegantly interfaced with devices from more than 75 different manufacturers using a Dante IP Audio Network.
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NVIDIA Transforms Product Design with Iray VCA, Replacing Physical Prototypes with Interactive, Photorealistic Digital Models
NVIDIA Transforms Product Design with Iray VCA, Replacing Physical Prototypes with Interactive, Photorealistic Digital ModelsNew Visual Computing Appliance Scales to Dramatically Accelerate Ray Tracing in Leading Design Applications
NVIDIA today introduced a GPU rendering appliance that dramatically accelerates ray tracing, enabling professional designers to interact with computer models of such high visual fidelity that it can largely replace the lengthy, costly process of building physical prototypes.
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Creative Profile: Rick Sander, Creative Director, HOAX Films
Creative Profile: Rick Sander, Creative Director, HOAX FilmsRick Sander and His Crew from Culver City-based HOAX Films are Finding Success by Redefining the Model for what a Boutique Visual Effects Design Company Can Achieve.
Rick Sander is Creative Director for HOAX Films, a digital production studio he founded with Executive Producer Alexis Nelson in 2010. HOAX Films provides VFX, color and finishing services for commercial, feature and web clients worldwide while maintaining a Southern California local presence.
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Bungie’s Destiny® to Use Faceware
Bungie Chooses Faceware’s Facial Mo-Cap Products to Help Breathe Life into Destiny’s Characters
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that video game developer, Bungie, Inc., has chosen to use Faceware’s Professional Facial Motion Capture Product Line to add lifelike expressions and human-realistic emotions to Destiny’s characters.
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The Academy Award Nominations Are Out and the Winner Is.....Digital Artistry
The Academy Award Nominations Are Out and the Winner Is.....Digital ArtistryAutodesk Software Plays an Integral Role in the Creation of Great Movies - Including 8 of the 9 Best Picture Nominees
Great movies are defined by great stories and increasingly, great storytelling is being empowered by digital technology. Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) media and entertainment staff and software played a starring role in the creation of many of this year's Academy Award nominees across many categories and were recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with two Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards (Sci-Tech Awards).
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Kia Big Game Commercial “The Truth” Cut by Jono Griffith of Union/Circus
Union Editorial Pieces Together a Magical Morpheus Tour for the Kia K900
A couple is treated to a dose of “The Truth” about luxury in Kia’s Superbowl entry via David&Goliath. The spot, in which Laurence Fishburne reprises his role as “Morpheus” from "THE MATRIX", was cut by Jono Griffith of Union Editorial/Circus. When the couple chooses the red key, Morpheus accompanies them on a ride that becomes more elegant, bombastic - and explosive - at every turn. The project, which includes a 1:32 YouTube version and a game day :60, was helmed by directors Carl Erik Rinsch and Colin Jeffrey, with Post Production by Digital Domain and music by HUM.
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Faceware Technologies Forms Partnership with Vicon
Faceware Technologies Forms Partnership with ViconMocap and motion tracking companies partner to provide studios with greater flexibility in the facial and full-performance motion capture process
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has entered into a global partnership with Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defense, life sciences and engineering industries. The partnership will focus on providing mocap studios and service providers with more hardware and software options for capturing, analyzing and re-targeting facial and full-body mocap data.
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Imagineer Systems Congratulates Customers on Best Visual Effects Oscar Nominations
mocha customers Framestore, Weta, Digital Domain and more provide groundbreaking visual effects that earned top films the 2013 Academy Award nomination
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, congratulates its mocha customers for their contributions to Oscar®-nominated films in the Best Visual Effects category. Announced yesterday, "Gravity," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," "Iron Man 3," "The Lone Ranger" and "Star Trek Into Darkness" each received a nomination for Hollywood’s most sought-after award. Weta Digital, Framestore, MPC, Digital Domain and MPC are among a number of long-time mocha customers responsible for the cutting-edge digital effects used in each film that earned a coveted spot on the list of potentials.
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ArsenalFX Expands Post Production Team: David Carlson of Digital Domain Joins as Senior CG Generalist; Cortney Haile Promoted to Head of Operations, and Casey Conroy is Named VFX Director
ArsenalFX Expands Post Production Team: David Carlson of Digital Domain Joins as Senior CG Generalist; Cortney Haile Promoted to Head of Operations, and Casey Conroy is Named VFX DirectorArsenalFX, a leading Visual Effects Post Production studio specializing in high end commercial finishing, has significantly expanded and bolstered its in-house team. David Carlson has joined ArsenalFX as Senior CG Generalist, after having served as a Senior CG Generalist for many years at Digital Domain. Cortney Haile has been promoted to Head of Operations for ArsenalFX, while Casey Conroy has joined the company as VFX Director. The announcements were made today by ArsenalFX Executive Producer Ashley Hydrick.
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Digital District Now Manages Render Farm with PipelineFX’s Qube!
500 New Licenses to Be Used Immediately Across Global Organization on New 3D Feature
PipelineFX, makers of Qube!, the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today that the global VFX firm Digital District will now use Qube! to manage linked render farms from China to Paris.
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PipelineFX's Burst License Program Helps SVA Students Avoid Deadline Hell
PipelineFX's Burst License Program Helps SVA Students Avoid Deadline HellAbility to Double License Capacity of its Render Farm For Free Lets Largest US Art School Process 70 Student Shorts in Just Six Weeks
When a Hollywood animation studio gears up for a deadline, it does so with a render farm already consisting of hundreds or thousands of active machines. But when New York's School of Visual Arts (SVA) gears up to render its students' graduation shorts, its farm goes from almost complete inactivity to processing 800,000 frames in a period of six weeks.
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Four K Productions Launches In Los Angeles As New Producer Of Original Broadcast Content In The 4K Format
Four K Productions Launches In Los Angeles As New Producer Of Original Broadcast Content In The 4K FormatSlate of Original Programs Currently in Development -- Company Founder and Creative Consultants Have Decades of Experience In Motion Picture and TV Advertising, Marketing, and Promotion; Wayne Threatt is New Company’s Corporate Strategic Consultant
Four K Productions LLC has been launched in Los Angeles as a new production company specializing in the development, production, and distribution of original broadcast content shot and post-produced in the 4K/UltraHD format. The company has secured initial financial backers, and has already completed its first production, “MIX: LA.” The new company also has a slate of original programs currently in development. The announcements were made today by company Founder/President Kevin Williamson.
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SSL Broadcast Equipment Demonstration Vehicle And New Products featured at CCW 2013
SSL Broadcast Equipment Demonstration Vehicle And New Products featured at CCW 2013New LMS-16 Multi-Channel Loudness Metering System and MADI-Dante Bridge Demonstrated on Truck
Solid State Logic, the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced tools for audio professionals, is pleased to announce that its Broadcast Equipment Demonstration Vehicle will be a featured attraction at Content & Communications World 2013 (CCW Booth 900). The custom designed mobile production vehicle features SSL’s C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console and associated routing and I/O solutions in conjunction with the key audio and video monitoring and communications systems required for a modern broadcast production facility. In addition, two new product releases will be showcased in the vehicle: The ‘LMS-16’ Multi-Channel Loudness and True Peak Metering System and the MADI-Dante Bridge.
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Digital Domain 3.0 Promotes Eric Barba to Chief Creative Officer/Sr. VFX Supervisor
Digital Domain 3.0 Promotes Eric Barba to Chief Creative Officer/Sr. VFX SupervisorDigital Domain 3.0 has promoted Academy Award®-winning VFX SupervisorEric Barba to Chief Creative Officer/Senior Visual Effects Supervisor. In his expanded role, Barba, a 17-year Digital Domain veteran, will help to drive the development of creative-side relationships for the company, guide creative practices and oversee the development of branded materials for the company’s marketing efforts. He will continue to work on individual feature films as a VFX Supervisor and on commercials as a VFX Supervisor and Director. Barba reports to CEO Daniel Seah and is based in Los Angeles.
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Visual Effects Society Names Founder and CEO of Illumination Entertainment Chris Meledandri as Keynote Speaker at 2013 VES Summit
Andrew Merkin, Head of Special Projects and Transmedia at Mirada Studios and Max Michael, Head of Business Development, Asia at UTA Among Highlighted Speakers
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, announced Chris Meledandri, Founder, CEO, Producer at Illumination Entertainment as Keynote Speaker at its 5th annual Summit, “A New Reality: Content Creation and Distribution.” The daylong interactive forum on October 26th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem solving in a TED Talks-like atmosphere.
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SIM Digital Reinvents the Rental House Model to Serve a Production Industry Where Data is King
SIM Digital Reinvents the Rental House Model to Serve a Production Industry Where Data is KingJohn DeBoer, chief operating officer of Toronto-headquartered SIM Digital, sensed that the rental house business model needed to evolve back in 2009. At that time, SIM had been operating for nearly three decades and become one of the top rental houses in North America for cameras, editing systems and a variety of other gear for television, commercials and broadcast production. The rental business was going through a radical shift as productions were abandoning 35mm film in favor of digital capture. The shift involved more than switching cameras, the entire production and post-production workflow—one that had been in place for decades—needed to be reinvented in order to accommodate imagery in the form of data files rather than celluloid.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Business Roundtables for 2013 VES Summit
Women in VFX, Facilities of the Future, Crowd Sourcing Funds, Virtual Studios and The Art of the Deal in Content Creation Among 12 Featured Interactive Sessions
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, announced 12 Business Roundtable Discussions set for its 5th annual Summit, “A New Reality: Content Creation and Distribution.” The daylong interactive forum on October 26th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem solving in an atmosphere akin to TED Talks. Business Roundtable moderators include senior executives from Walt Disney Studios, Paradigm Talent Agency, Method Studios, The Third Floor, Scarecrow Visual Effects and Digital District. Sessions include:
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Alchemy Mastering Chooses Dad Ax24 Digital Audio Converters
Alchemy Mastering Chooses Dad Ax24 Digital Audio ConvertersLondon-based Alchemy Mastering, a leading specialist in audio mastering, e-mastering and duplication, has chosen four NTP Technology DAD AX24 ultra-high-quality analogue-to-digital and digital-to-analogue audio converters. These have been installed as part of a major upgrade to the facilities at its headquarters at Shepherd's Bush.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Featured Sessions for 2013 VES Summit
Former AMPAS Presidents Forum, NASA/JPL Mars Curiosity Rover Expert and VFX Experts Panel on New Models for Profitability
The Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, has announced several featured sessions set for its 5th annual Summit, “A New Reality: Content Creation and Distribution.” The daylong interactive forum on October 26th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem-solving in an atmosphere akin to TED Talks. Prominent speakers sharing insights into the elements for success in the new VFX landscape will include:
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