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Timber Welcomes Art Director Jon Lorenz & Digital Effects Supervisor Jeff Willette To Its Expanding Team
Timber Welcomes Art Director Jon Lorenz & Digital Effects Supervisor Jeff Willette To Its Expanding TeamTimber Creative Directors/Co-Founders Jonah Hall and Kevin Lau have welcomed Art Director Jon Lorenz and Digital Effects Supervisor Jeff Willette to the company’s expanding team. “Having freelanced with Timber on projects for the past year, I've concluded that the company is in a class of its own,” says Jon Lorenz. “More than just a working community, the team is a family with a shared pulse of growth, ambition and heart.”
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Rising Sun Pictures Sinks Its Claws into LOGAN
Rising Sun Pictures Sinks Its Claws into LOGAN
VFX studio reunites with Director James Mangold for dark and intense Wolverine finale.
Reprising its role on The Wolverine, Rising Sun Pictures joined Director James Mangold’s team for LOGAN, the third and final installment in 20th Century Fox/Marvel’s “Wolverine” saga. Working under Production VFX Supervisor Chas Jarrett and Co-Producer Kurt Williams, RSP contributed some 230 shots to the dark, visceral tale, with the work ranging from animating the title character’s trademark claws to producing finely-detailed matte paintings of locations in Mexico, Texas and elsewhere.
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Durable Goods Signs Sue-Ling Braun
Durable Goods Signs Sue-Ling BraunVenice, CA-based production company Durable Goods has signed director Sue-Ling Braun for U.S. commercial representation. Braun is a director, creative director and writer with a trademark that fuses diverse youth culture with distinct, editorial style. Fascinated with the intersection of media and technology, her directorial background spans music videos, narrative web series, on-air promos and branded spots featured on networks like MTV, VH1, Showtime, HBO, PBS, CBS and CNN, major digital publishers including Upworthy, where she was Creative Director, and a myriad of international film festivals.
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SIGGRAPH 2016 VR Village will Celebrate "SUMMER OF VR" with Unprecedented VR & AR Installation
SIGGRAPH 2016 VR Village will Celebrate "SUMMER OF VR" with Unprecedented VR & AR InstallationSIGGRAPH 2016, the world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, will celebrate "The Summer of VR" with an unprecedented number of experiential and cutting-edge Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality installations, during this year's conference. A conference where attendees can "Render the Possibilities," SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24–28 July 2016.
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Serving a goddess – how Glassworks helped Nike launch a legend
Serving a goddess – how Glassworks helped Nike launch a legendSo potent is Nike’s status as a giant of street fashion, it can prove easy to forget just how technical the company’s broad range of sports footwear is.
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ABS Builds New Video Production Facilities for Bates Technical College
ABS Builds New Video Production Facilities for Bates Technical CollegeThe Digital Media Program at Bates Technical College, a public college based in Tacoma, Wash., officially moved into its new facilities on Jan. 4. Integrated by professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS), the video production workspace is housed in the new Advanced Technology Center on the Central/Mohler Campus.
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PESA Showcases Multi-Channel Streaming Solutions at BVE 2016
PESA Showcases Multi-Channel Streaming Solutions at BVE 2016PESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of streaming solutions as well as professional audio and video distribution products, will demonstrate its PESA XSTREAM multi-channel live streaming solutions during BVE 2016 (Stand R01), which runs February 23-25 at Exhibition Centre London (ExCeL). The company will also show its Touch72 LCD and Smart32 programmable remote control panels for live production and OB vehicles.
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MPSE 2016 Career Achievement Honoree Richard King: A Lifetime in Sound
MPSE 2016 Career Achievement Honoree Richard King: A Lifetime in SoundOn February 27th, Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Richard King will receive the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 2016 Career Achievement Award. A three-time Academy Award winner (Inception, The Dark Knight and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World), King will join such previous sound professionals as Skip Lievsay, Randy Thom, Larry Singer, Walter Murch and George Watters II as a recipient of the MPSE’s highest honor.
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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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Roland Garros Installs Blackmagic Design MultiView 16 for French Open
Purpose built 3.2 meter by 1.3 meter video wall provides a complete coverage
Blackmagic Design today announced that the Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT) video production team will monitor all of the action at this year’s French Open using eight Blackmagic MultiView 16s. The purpose built 3.2 meter by 1.3 meter video wall provides a complete preview of all the action as it happens at Le Stade Roland Garros, Paris’ international tennis venue.
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2015 HPA Tech Retreat® Unveils Expanded Session Schedule
The Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) has announced the final schedule for the 2015 HPA Tech Retreat®, February 9th to 13th, 2015 in Indian Wells, CA. The Tech Retreat is a relaxed yet focused gathering where engineering, technology and strategic business leaders join top creative talent to explore and debate the most compelling topics facing the media and entertainment industry today. The event offers four solidly scheduled days of sessions, demonstrations and events, and delivers a forward looking perspective on an industry continuing its dynamic and rapid transformation of how content is created, finished, distributed and arrived.
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Thinkbox Software Launches Deadline 7
Thinkbox Software Launches Deadline 7
Flexible Built-in Cloud Support Lets Users Leverage Private and Public Resources
Thinkbox Software today announced that Deadline 7 is now available across platforms. The latest version of the scalable high-volume compute management solution boasts built-in VMX (Virtual Machine Extension) capabilities, which allow artists, architects and engineers to harness resources in both public and private clouds.
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Wealth of industry leaders to drive discussion at IABM Annual Conference & Awards
IABM announces keynote speaks for annual event
IABM has announced its expert speaker line up for the association’s Annual International Business Conference & Awards. The highlight of the two-day conference is Friday’s keynote presentation by John Amaechi OBE. Amaechi, a New York Times best-selling author, psychologist, organisational consultant and executive coach, will deliver an insightful presentation titled Achieving Authentic Leadership and Inspiring Intrinsic Motivation.
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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 Models
New 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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ATEM Production Switchers Used for Live Production at 2013 U17 World Cup
Blackmagic Design today announced that the ATEM Production Studio 4K was deployed during the 2013 United Arab Emirate (UAE) U17 World Cup as part of a new live production workflow in the six host nation stadiums.
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From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "High Plains Drifter: 40th Anniversary Edition"
From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "High Plains Drifter: 40th Anniversary Edition"
Digitally Remastered And Fully Restored For The First Time On Blu-Ray™ Academy Award® Winner Clint Eastwood Takes On The Old West In The Iconic Western Classic
The 1973 American Western classic, "High Plains Drifter," comes to Blu-ray™ with Digital HD including UltraViolet™ for the first time ever onOctober 15, 2013 in celebration of its 40th Anniversary from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Digitally remastered and fully restored from high resolution 35MM original film, fans can now see every blazing gun showdown and action-packed fight like never before.
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Backyard’s Nguyen And The Fantastical Get Guy Out Of A Sticky Situation For ‘47 Brand
Backyard’s Nguyen And The Fantastical Get Guy Out Of A Sticky Situation For ‘47 BrandVenice, CA-based Backyard director Kim Nguyen saves a young suitor from a beat-down in the artful and relatable :30 “Nice Hat” for the ‘47 NFL FRANCHISE hat out of the Fantastical, Boston, MA. The spot is part of an integrated digital and social media campaign that includes alternate endings, an in-store Lids campaign that includes a mobile component, digital banners, pre-roll as well as a social media scavenger hunt that includes a chance to win a trip to the Pro Bowl in Hawaii.
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Avalon Studios Puts Xytech at Core of its Thriving Operations
Avalon Studios Puts Xytech at Core of its Thriving Operations
Renowned New Zealand Film and Television Company Implements MediaPulse
Xytech, the global leader in facility management software for the broadcast and media services industries, announced that Avalon Studios has chosen the company's Media Pulse Express solution to support its studio production operations. Located in Wellington, New Zealand, Avalon Studios is an independently owned and operated studio complex. MediaPulse Express helps the busy studio manage its varied facilities, as well as staff, resources, and back office operations.
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Digital Pulse Boosts Its Ranks With New Executive Producer
Digital Pulse Boosts Its Ranks With New Executive ProducerAustralian production powerhouse Digital Pulse has announced the appointment of Tracey Taylor who joins the team as Executive Producer.
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Boxer Films Director Kevin Fitzgerald Has His Heart Set On ENGEN & WIMPY
Boxer Films Director Kevin Fitzgerald Has His Heart Set On ENGEN & WIMPYLos Angeles-based Boxer Films director Kevin Fitzgerald makes bold romantic moves in the comical and spirited new :60 “Love Story” for Engen & Wimpy out of Draft FCB, South Africa. Produced for the South African market by Cape Town-based Egg Films, the spot features a young man’s exuberant dance display, all in an effort to catch a pretty girl’s eye.
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Digital Pulse Hires Acclaimed Creative Director Fabio Nardo
Digital Pulse Hires Acclaimed Creative Director Fabio NardoAustralian production company Digital Pulse has pulled off a significant industry coup, with acclaimed TVC visual director and designer Fabio Nardo joining the Digital Pulse studio team as its new Creative Director.
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Avid Interplay Pulse Helps Newsrooms Easily Deliver Content to Web, Mobile, and Social Platforms
Integration of multi-platform delivery with Avid’s connected newsroom solution set and unified web client accelerates reach, ratings, and revenue
Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced Avid Interplay® Pulse, a multi-platform content distribution solution. Pulse, representing another advancement of the Avid Everywhere vision, quickly delivers content to an ever-increasing variety of online, mobile, and social platforms everywhere, in the right form and format for each. In conjunction with Interplay Pulse, the Avid connected newsroom solution set enables news organizations of every size to combine story and video elements to deliver news as it happens, and distribute it to the devices consumers prefer.
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Lustre Pictures Directors Produce an Extraordinary Mo-Video for Movember
Lustre Pictures Directors Produce an Extraordinary Mo-Video for MovemberTVC and digital content production company Lustre Pictures and its sister post company Digital Pulse have joined forces to support Movember, producing a special promotional video for their team’s charity drive.
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Leader Instruments introduces LV5307 high-affordability monitor/rasterizer to South American markets
Leader Instruments introduces LV5307 high-affordability monitor/rasterizer to South American marketsLeader Instruments has chosen CAPER 2012 as the South American launch platform for its new LV5307 compact multi-format 7 inch monitor/rasterizer. First exhibited at IBC 2012 in Amsterdam and now available, the LV5307 can cross-convert 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI to HDMI and vice versa. The HDMI output can be used as a rasterizer delivering screen content to an external monitor. Price of the LV5307 is under US$2,000.
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Boris Continuum Complete 8 AVX Now Available for Avid DS
New Vectorscope Tool, 3D Lens Flare and Film Glow Effects, Extruded Text, and Audio-Driven Effects Creation
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, today announced that Boris Continuum Complete 8 AVX (BCC 8 AVX) is now available for Avid DS. A perfect complement to Avid DS' high-end editing and finishing capabilities, BCC 8 AVX delivers nearly 200 comprehensive visual effects filters including extrusions, image restoration tools, lens flares and lights, and blurs, glows, and cinematic effects. New version 8 features include a vectorscope tool, 3D lens flare and film glow effects, extruded text, and Beat Reactor technology for audio-driven effects creation.
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Australian Agency Wins Global Accolades at 12th Arab Games
Australian Agency Wins Global Accolades at 12th Arab GamesAustralian digital design and production specialists Digital Pulse has received global accolades for its contribution to the opening ceremony of the 12th Arab Games in Doha in December. Digital Pulse created the spectacular content to complement the emotionally charged visual narrative conceived and produced by David Atkins Enterprises.
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Park Pictures’ Terri Timely Breathes Life Into A Calendar For NFL Media
Park Pictures’ Terri Timely Breathes Life Into A Calendar For NFL MediaBicoastal/London-based Park Pictures’ directing team Terri Timely crafts a calendar with a pulse in a visual new :30 “Calendar” for NFL.com out of Grey, NY. The spot features a man in a rolling chair browsing NFL.com on his cell, tablet, desktop and laptop, gliding through each day in a life-sized calendar. The spot conveys how NFL.com can be a football fan’s home everyday of the season.
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Ruben Garcia Joins Visual Data
Ruben Garcia Joins Visual Data
Respected Industry Veteran to Oversee Technical Services Offerings
Visual Data, a partner to major studios and distribution companies for over 15 years by providing integrated end-to-end post-production solutions for the seamless repurposing and distribution of content for all media outlets, has announced that industry veteran Ruben Garcia has been named Vice President of Technical Services.
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