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Framestore Puts Hulk Into Action
Framestore Puts Hulk Into Action
Creative Studio Animates Character for Film and Commercial Worlds
International Oscar-winning creative studio Framestore is showing its cross-platform capabilities yet again by bringing the powerful Marvel character Hulk to life on both film and commercial platforms. The Film team in London and Integrated Advertising team in Los Angeles collaborated on the latest CG characterization of Hulk for upcoming Marvel Studios releases and Renault’s commercial ‘Renault Kwid.’
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Adobe Continues to Drive 360 Video and VR Innovation with Acquisition of Mettle’s Skybox Tools for Editing and Visual Effects
Adobe Continues to Drive 360 Video and VR Innovation with Acquisition of Mettle’s Skybox Tools for Editing and Visual Effects
Acquisition Accelerates Adobe’s Position in Cutting Edge New Medium
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it has acquired all SkyBox technology from Mettle, a global developer of best-in-class 360-degree and virtual reality software. The acquisition comes at a time when increasing numbers of creators, global brands and media and entertainment companies are embracing 360/VR and are looking for seamless, end-to-end workflows for this new, immersive medium. The Skybox toolset is designed exclusively for post-production in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC and complements Adobe Creative Cloud’s existing 360/VR cinematic production technology. Adobe will integrate SkyBox plugin functionality natively into future releases of Premiere Pro and After Effects.
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MAXON Cinema 4D and CV-VR Cam Software Inspire Virtual Reality Film Satire, EXTRAVAGANZA
MAXON Cinema 4D and CV-VR Cam Software Inspire Virtual Reality Film Satire, EXTRAVAGANZA
Filmmaker Ethan Shaftel Leverages Popular 3D Solutions to Streamline VR Workflow; Film Starring Paul Scheer and John Gemberling to Make European Premiere at “NEXT” VR Program During the 2017 Cannes Film Festival
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, animation, painting and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce EXTRAVAGANZA, a new virtual reality (VR) short film satire directed by Ethan Shaftel, leverages the company’s acclaimed Cinema 4D software and its CV-VR Cam dedicated plug-in for rendering virtual reality (VR) content.
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Women in Tech: Hollywood Announces Winners of First-Ever Leadership Awards
Women in Tech: Hollywood Announces Winners of First-Ever Leadership Awards
Presentations to be Made at HITS: Spring, May 25 in Los Angeles
Women in Technology: Hollywood (WiTH), an organization that serves as a catalyst for the advancement of women in entertainment technology, has announced the winners of its 1st Annual Leadership Awards, scheduled to be presented at MESA’s upcoming HITS: Spring Conference on May 25, 2017 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Los Angeles.
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Amazon, Netflix & WB Execs to Present at the Location Managers Guild Awards
Amazon, Netflix & WB Execs to Present at the Location Managers Guild Awards
Hosted by Rico Gagliano, the April 8th Ceremony Will Honor Director Danny Boyle, Location Scout Lori Balton and Location Professional Stuart Raven Barter
Amazon Studios Original Movies Head of Physical Production Mary Ann Marino, Netflix’s VP of Worldwide Physical Production Ty Warren and Warner Bros. Pictures Executive VP Ravi Mehta are the latest presenters announced for the 4th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards (LMGI). Hosted by Dinner Party Download’s Rico Gagliano, the formal ceremony will honor outstanding creative contributions of film commissions and location professionals in film, television and commercials from around the world. The LMGI Awards will take place Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Steven J. Ross Theater at Warner Bros. Studios.
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Killer Tracks Launches New Production Music Label – ICON with 16 New Album Releases
Killer Tracks Launches New Production Music Label – ICON with 16 New Album Releases
Works from award-winning composers Frederik Wiedmann and Joel Goodman available for immediate licensing.
Killer Tracks, a premiere source for pre-cleared production music, today announces its new label ICON, featuring music for movie trailers, television promos, advertising, sports, games and other media. The initial release includes 16 albums created and produced by award-winning composers Frederik Wiedmann and Joel Goodman, founders of independent music producer ICON Trailer Music.
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Trollbäck+Company Welcomes Alex Moulton As Chief Creative Officer
Trollbäck+Company Welcomes Alex Moulton As Chief Creative OfficerCreative agency Trollbäck+Company has added Alex Moulton as Chief Creative Officer. He is tasked with leading the next wave of success at Trollbäck+Company, which is distinguished for helping globally recognized businesses and organizations develop meaningful and sustainable brands through design-driven strategy and mixed media.
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TSL Products Appoints Audio Product Manager
TSL Products Appoints Audio Product Manager
Stephen Brownsill brings extensive experience from Grass Valley, Miranda, Fox
Leading broadcast equipment manufacturer, TSL Products, has appointed Stephen Brownsill to the role of Audio Product Manager. Reporting to Mark Davies, Director of Products and Technology, Brownsill’s responsibilities include product definition and direction for the flagship audio monitoring range, utilising his vision and experience to support the company’s ongoing growth strategy.
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Digital Jungle Moves To New Facility, Expands Creative Focus
Digital Jungle Moves To New Facility, Expands Creative Focus
Hollywood Mainstay Joins Growing Talent Pool of Santa Clarita Production Hub
Digital Jungle, one of Hollywood’s longtime leaders in digital workflow and postproduction services, has moved its operations to a new facility in Santa Clarita, CA, a burgeoning production and post production community in the suburbs of Los Angeles.  The new headquarters is now home to both Digital Jungle Post and its recent off-shoot, Digital Jungle Pictures, a feature film development and production studio.  Considered an icon in the post industry, Digital Jungle, has put its finishing touches on hundreds of indie films, commercials and long-form TV projects.
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Renowned Bollywood Sound Engineer Sreejesh Nair Chooses Halo Upmix From NUGEN Audio
Renowned Bollywood Sound Engineer Sreejesh Nair Chooses Halo Upmix From NUGEN AudioNUGEN Audio today announced that Sreejesh Nair, a Mumbai, India-based audio/mix engineer and pro audio solutions specialist for Avid, has chosen NUGEN Audio's Halo Upmix plug-in for stereo-to-5.1/7.1/9.1 upmixing. Nair uses Halo to produce a powerfully immersive upmix on a broad range of cinema projects, including the sound tracks of well-known Bollywood titles.
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WCPMedia Services Accelerates Production and Post-Production Workflows
WCPMedia Services Accelerates Production and Post-Production Workflows
Industry leader in cloud-based asset management adds new features to improve dailies management, transcoding, delivery of assets and creative collaboration.
WCPMedia Services today announces significant improvements to its market-leading, cloud-based media management platform to help television and motion picture producers better store, manage and share assets throughout the production cycle. New features and enhancements address core production activities including dailies management and transcoding, review and approval, and distribution to post-production partners and end-users. WCPMedia allows producers to control their assets efficiently and securely by harnessing the power of the cloud.
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64th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Winners Announced
64th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Winners AnnouncedThe Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 64th MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 23 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, interactive entertainment and other media. Supervising Sound Editor Scott Gershin presented the annual MPSE Filmmaker Award to Director Guillermo del Toro. Supervising Sound Editors Wylie Stateman and Shannon McIntosh presented the Career Achievement Award to Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Harry Cohen.
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Women In Film, Sundance Institute and 50 Hollywood Leaders Launch ReFrame to Create Sustainable Gender Equity in Film and Television
Groundbreaking, Peer-to-Peer Approach Addresses Systemic Impediments to Inclusivity
Fifty Hollywood leaders and influencers, including studio heads, agency partners, senior network executives, talent and guild representatives brought together by Women In Film and Sundance Institute today announce the launch of ReFrame, a formal action plan to further gender parity in the media industry.
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Hollywood Studios and Others Join in Celebrating the Craft of Sound as Sponsors of the 64th Annual Golden Reel Awards
Hollywood Studios and Others Join in Celebrating the Craft of Sound as Sponsors of the 64th Annual Golden Reel AwardsLeading motion picture and television studios, independent producers, sound companies and technology developers are among the sponsors of the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 64th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony, slated for February 19th at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Netflix will serve as Presenting Sponsor of the event, which recognizes excellence in sound in motion picture, television, animation, documentary and interactive entertainment.
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Syndrome Studio Creates the Broadcast and On-Stage Graphics Packages for the 2017 "People's Choice Awards"
Syndrome Studio Creates the Broadcast and On-Stage Graphics Packages for the 2017 "People's Choice Awards"Syndrome Studio, an award winning creative studio specializing in design and animation for major entertainment, advertising and brand clients, has just created a comprehensive, on-air and on-stage graphics package for the 2017 "People’s Choice Awards." The awards show, which aired on CBS on January 18th, was the 7th consecutive year that Syndrome Studio worked closely with Mark Burnett Productions to create the broadcast and stage content for the event.
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SMPTE Partners With 2017 NAB Show to Produce the Future of Cinema Conference
SMPTE Partners With 2017 NAB Show to Produce the Future of Cinema Conference
Two-Day Conference During the 2017 NAB Show to Offer Expert Presentations on the Technical, Creative, and Business Drivers Shaping the Cinema Industry
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today released details about the 2017 NAB Show's "Future of Cinema Conference: The Intersection of Technology, Art, & Commerce in Cinema," produced in partnership with SMPTE. Scheduled for April 22-23 during the 2017 NAB Show, the conference will feature two full days of expert presentations delving into how technical innovation, artistic intent, and evolving consumption and business models will interact to shape the future of cinema.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2017 Golden Reel Nominations
Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2017 Golden Reel NominationsThe Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 64th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
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Marvel Entertainment and Square Enix Team Up for Multi-Year Partnership
Marvel Entertainment and Square Enix Team Up for Multi-Year Partnership
Original Blockbuster Games in Development at Award-Winning Square Enix Studios Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal
/PRNewswire/ -- Marvel Entertainment and SQUARE ENIX® today announced a new multi-year, multi-game licensing agreement to develop and publish original games based on beloved Marvel Super Heroes, beginning with The Avengers. This newly established partnership pairs the creative minds at Marvel and Square Enix for one of the most powerful alliances in interactive entertainment. The first blockbuster game is being crafted by Crystal Dynamics®, developers of the award winning TOMB RAIDER® series, in collaboration with Eidos-Montréal, the home of the critically acclaimed and award-winning DEUS EX game series.
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ART DIRECTORS GUILD to Honor BRAD BIRD with Cinematic Imagery Award
ART DIRECTORS GUILD to Honor BRAD BIRD with Cinematic Imagery Award
ADG’s 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Celebrate “Return to Hollywood” on Saturday, February 11 at Ray Dolby Ballroom
Two–time Oscar®-winning filmmaker, director, producer, animator and writer Brad Bird, whose films have consistently reflected the highest quality of production design, will receive the prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award from the Art Directors Guild (ADG) at its 21st Annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards, announced today by ADG Council Chair Marcia Hinds and Awards Producers Thomas Wilkins and Thomas Walsh. The Awards, celebrating “Return to Hollywood,” will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland and will honor the prestigious spectrum of Bird’s extraordinary award-winning work.
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Colorist Dan Hermelin Joins Roundabout Entertainment
Colorist Dan Hermelin Joins Roundabout Entertainment
Seasoned post-production artist will apply experience in television and feature mastering, restoration and animation.
Versatile colorist Dan Hermelin has joined Roundabout Entertainment as the facility continues to build its talent pool and broaden its services for picture finishing and restoration. Hermelin arrives with more than 20 years of post-production experience and a resume spanning features, television and restoration project, the latter including re-masters of Jerry Maguire, Men in Black and The Deep. At Roundabout, he will continue to service a diverse clientele, including his current project, the animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Nickelodeon.
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Nominations Announced For The 54th Annual Publicists Awards
Nominations Announced For The 54th Annual Publicists Awards
Ceremony to Take Place February 24, 2017 at The Beverly Hilton
The International Cinematographers Guild has announced nominees for the 54th Annual ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, February 24, 2017.
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Pixel Power leads on virtualisation, productivity and flexibility at CABSAT 2017
Pixel Power leads on virtualisation, productivity and flexibility at CABSAT 2017Pixel Power, the innovative supplier of broadcast graphics, playout and automation solutions, is concentrating on playout and graphics automation in its demonstrations at CABSAT 2017 (Dubai World Trade Centre, 21 – 23 March, stand 214). The presentations will feature advanced on-premise, virtualized and cloud solutions which have been proven with real broadcasters worldwide.
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Troika Names Bonnie Rosen as New Account Director
Troika Names Bonnie Rosen as New Account DirectorTroika announced Bonnie Rosen as a new Account Director at the strategic branding and marketing innovations agency on Wednesday. She joins with extensive experience in cross-functional business development with expertise in large media companies as well as technology start-ups.
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Pixar Storyteller Matthew Luhn and Virtual Reality Pioneer Nonny de la Peña Headline New Conference at InfoComm 2017
Pixar Storyteller Matthew Luhn and Virtual Reality Pioneer Nonny de la Peña Headline New Conference at InfoComm 2017InfoComm International is pleased to announce that its new TIDE conference (Technology. Innovation. Design. Experience.), to be held for the first time at InfoComm 2017, will feature keynote speakers Matthew Luhn, one of the original story creators at Pixar, and virtual reality pioneer Nonny de la Peña. TIDE is a thought-leadership event for examining the strategic impact of audiovisual technology and the AV industry's role within the larger business and technology sectors.
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ICG Publicists to Honor Jeffrey Katzenberg
ICG Publicists to Honor Jeffrey Katzenberg
Dreamsworks founder and head to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards Luncheon
Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of DreamWorks New Media, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 24, 2017.
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Panasonic 4K Cameras Support Production of “Disney’s Broadway Hits” at London’s Royal Albert Hall
Panasonic 4K Cameras Support Production of “Disney’s Broadway Hits” at London’s Royal Albert Hall
VariCam LT Cinema, AK-UC3000 Studio and AW-UE70 PTZ
A new Disney concert celebrating over two decades of stunning Broadway shows received its European premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London in October. This one-night-only Disney’s Broadway Hitsevent, featuring music from such award-winning scores as Aida, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Tarzan, The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the rest of the Disney Theatrical catalog, marked the first time this show was seen in Europe.
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Cogswell College Joins Forces with AC Transit Designing Musical Scores, Digital Art, and Animation Depicting the Diversity of System's Route
Cogswell College Joins Forces with AC Transit Designing Musical Scores, Digital Art, and Animation Depicting the Diversity of System's RouteCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, joined creative forces with the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit). AC Transit is California’s third-largest bus agency, providing an average of nearly 200,000 daily passenger trips with 151 bus lines throughout its 364-square-mile service area.
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Audio-Technica System 10 Pro Wireless Microphone System Helps Nashville School Hit All the Right Notes for Ambitious Theatrical Productions
Audio-Technica System 10 Pro Wireless Microphone System Helps Nashville School Hit All the Right Notes for Ambitious Theatrical Productions
The A-T System 10 Pro offers what any school would want for its theater productions: simplicity of use, robust construction, high reliability and excellent sound quality
The Hull Jackson Montessori Magnet School in north Nashville offers its students (pre-K through fourth grade) plenty to choose from. As part of its Montessori-based curriculum, students can participate in activities such as music programs, tutoring, various clubs, community building projects and theater. In fact, Hull Jackson has had such success with its theater arts programs that Disney has become a regular contributor of grants towards it, through the Disney Musicals In Our Schools program. Disney’s program provides performance rights, educational support materials, and guidance from teaching artists, specially trained by local educators and the Disney Theatrical Group (Nashville was the pilot city for the program, in 2010).
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Sound Designer Viers is Always Ready with TASCAM
Sound Designer Viers is Always Ready with TASCAMRic Viers is a noisy fellow-and proud of it. He loves shattering glass, blowing things up, smashing fruit, and a plethora of other cacophonous endeavors. In short, he's one of the top sound designers in the business, with a list of credits that includes location sound for nearly every major television network. Noteworthy clients include Universal Studios, Dateline, Good Morning America, and Disney.
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The LIR Academy Partners with Clear-Com and Tyrell to Augment Theatre Training Program
The LIR Academy Partners with Clear-Com and  Tyrell to Augment Theatre Training Program
Industry leading communication solutions provided to The Lir Academy for stage management and technical theatre students
Clear-Com®, the leader in wired, wireless and IP communication solutions, and its long term channel partner Tyrell, have joined forces to provide The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art with state-of-the-art production communication solutions and training workshops to educate theatre students to an international standard of excellence.
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VFX Supervisors Dan Levitan and Sam Edwards Join FuseFX
VFX Supervisors Dan Levitan and Sam Edwards Join FuseFX
Veteran supervisors are overseeing work on “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” “Good Girls Revolt” and other projects.
FuseFX has added two highly experienced visual effects supervisors to its creative team in Los Angeles. Dan Levitan brings more than 80 credits as a supervisor and artist on motion picture and television projects spanning two decades. At FuseFX, he is VFX Supervisor for the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, in addition to co-Supervising the ABC drama Notorious.
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Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA Awards
Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA Awards
Coveted 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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Facilis TerraBlock at work on Canadian family drama series Backstage
Facilis TerraBlock at work on Canadian family drama series BackstageFacilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that the postproduction team for Canadian family drama series Backstage is again relying Facilis TerraBlock for their collaborative editorial workflow for season 2.
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Canon U.S.A. Kicks Off the #TAGYOUREIT Instagram Campaign with Actress Jamie Chung
Canon U.S.A. Kicks Off the #TAGYOUREIT Instagram Campaign with Actress Jamie Chung
Canon Challenges Selected Influencers to Push Their Boundaries of Photographic Expression with the New EOS M5 Digital Camera through a Game of “Tag” Via Social Media
In celebration of the release of the new Canon EOS M5 Digital Camera, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of the #TagYoureIt collaborative Instagram campaign. Actress and blogger Jamie Chung and 12 participating photographers, chosen because of their passion for sharing the world around them, will be faced with completing spontaneous photo challenges from now through the end of the year.
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FLEX Creative Acquires Noted Marketing, Promotions and Production Company SuchAGoodDog
FLEX Creative Acquires Noted Marketing, Promotions and Production Company SuchAGoodDog
Acquisition Brings New Clients Fox, ABC, Freeform and Reelz Network to FLEX
FLEX Creative, a creative services agency specializing in the design and production of promotional and in-show content for broadcast television, cable and streaming industry clients, has acquired SuchAGoodDog, the Emmy-nominated marketing, promotions, and production company.  The acquisition brings new clients Fox, ABC, Freeform and Reelz Network to FLEX. The announcement was made jointly today by Peter Martin, Founder/Chief Creative Director, FLEX Creative, and Steve Silverman, Founder/Chief Creative Director, Such A Good Dog.
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Air Jordan, TROPHY ROOM and DJ Khaled debut TROPHY ROOM XVI in cinematic style...
Valiant Pictures and Director Masood Ahmed Help Air Jordan, TROPHY ROOM and DJ Khaled Debut TROPHY ROOM XVI in Cinematic Style
Marcus Jordan recently unveiled the exclusive Air Jordan + TROPHY ROOM XVI Retro Bleu Français edition, leveraging the talents of Nike senior footwear designer Wilson Smith, DJ Khaled, Valiant Pictures and director Masood Ahmed. The highly strategic promotional campaign celebrating the shoe's official release online at http://www.trophyroomstore.com represents the combined efforts of all involved.
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More Than a Dozen Series Return for More VFX from FuseFX
More Than a Dozen Series Return for More VFX from FuseFXFuseFX continues to create visual effects for some of the most popular shows on television including 14 series returning to the company for the current season. They include American Horror Story, for which FuseFX won a 2015 Emmy® Award. Work on the series is distributed among production facilities in Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver.
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SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Celebrates Industry's Past, Present, and Future
SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Celebrates Industry's Past, Present, and Future
Keynote and Technical Program Offer Familiar Look Back and Inspiring Look Ahead; Event Concludes With Star-Studded SMPTE Centennial Gala
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016), held on Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California, drew nearly 2,500 registered attendees for a landmark event featuring 72 expert presentations and more than 108 exhibitors spread across two exhibit halls. This year's event culminated with the SMPTE Centennial Gala, a celebration of the Society's 100th birthday.
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Augusto Schillaci Joins Reel FX Directorial Roster
Augusto Schillaci Joins Reel FX Directorial RosterDigital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica has added award-winning Director and VFX Supervisor Augusto Schillaci to its directorial roster. Schillaci will be making his feature debut as director on The Mischievians, an animated feature film in development based on the book by William Joyce. He has over two decades of experience as a director and VFX Supervisor, organically transitioning his extensive talents and expertise in animation and visual effects to the role. He has lent his directorial skills to game cinematics for Transformers and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and is currently directing a number of commercial projects.
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Deluxe's Iloura Heightens Intensity in Deepwater Horizon
Deluxe's Iloura Heightens Intensity in Deepwater HorizonOn April 20th, 2010, one of the world’s largest man-made disasters occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Deepwater Horizon from Summit Entertainment and Participant Media, honors the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, and change everyone's lives forever. Deluxe's IIloura was tapped to heighten realism in many of the film's high action sequences, adding digital mud, fire and smoke. To ensure continuity across shots and deliver industry leading visual effects, the Iloura team, led by VFX Supervisor Jason Billington, collaborated closely with lead vendor ILM (Disney's Industrial Light & Magic) and VFX Supervisor Craig Hammack.
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Asian World Film Festival Opens Tonight
Asian World Film Festival Opens Tonight
Opening Night Festivities Honor "Bambi" Artist Tyrus Wong and "Twilight" Actor Justin Chon
The 2ND ANNUAL ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (AWFF) kicks off Monday, October 24 with an awards presentation honoring Bambi artist Tyrus Wong and actor Justin Chon (The Twilight Saga), followed by a screening of Asif Kapadia’s Ali and Nino.
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VES Honors Acclaimed Visual Effects Pioneer Ken Ralston with Lifetime Achievement Award
VES Honors Acclaimed Visual Effects Pioneer Ken Ralston with Lifetime Achievement Award
Ralston has earned five Academy Awards® including a Special Achievement Oscar® for the visual effects in the 1984 phenomenon, Star Wars: Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi.
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, named multiple Academy Award®-winning visual effects pioneer Ken Ralston as the recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his enormous contributions to filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the 15th Annual VES Awards on February 7, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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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 Luncheon
Marvel 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 Nominees
Creative 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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Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards Recipients
Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards Recipients
Dolby 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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Colorfront Updates Transkoder For IBC 2016
Colorfront Updates Transkoder For IBC 2016Colorfront (www.colorfront.com), the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials will showcase how its Transkoder 2016 continues its phenomenal technological advances by streamlining delivery of the diverse formats in Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) production, during showcase sessions at IBC 2016, Amsterdam, 9-13 Sep (Okura Hotel), and at the partner booth of Panasonic (Hall 11, Stand C45).
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VIEW Conference 2016 - Complete Program
VIEW Conference 2016 - Complete ProgramVIEW Conference 2016, Italy’s largest animation, games, VFX and computer graphics conference has finalized its most robust schedule of keynotes, speakers and workshops ever for the October 24-28, 2016 event. Including key creative talent from five of the top six worldwide grossing films of 2016, the conference showcases the best in animation, games, visual effects, computer graphics and more. New additions to the schedule include:
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Pebble Beach Systems integrates real time 3D graphics from Pixel Power
Pebble Beach Systems integrates real time 3D graphics from Pixel Power
‘PixelPowered’ Software Plug-in offers Real Time 3D Graphics for Orca and Dolphin
Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced that it has partnered with Pixel Power, an innovative supplier of broadcast graphics and playout solutions, to bring real-time 3D capabilities to its Orca and Dolphin software-defined integrated and virtualized channel solutions.
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Adobe Unveils Sweeping Feature and Performance Updates to Adobe Creative Cloud Applications at IBC 2016
Virtual Reality, Character Animation, Advanced Collaboration, and 3D Innovations across After Effects, Premiere Pro, and more
Adobe today revealed a series of innovations coming soon in Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Marketing Cloud in advance of IBC in Amsterdam. Keeping pace with high velocity content demands across both new and traditional platforms, Adobe will showcase advancements in VR, 3D, motion graphics and character animation supported by tools to deliver, measure and monetize TV and film content across multiple screens. At IBC, Adobe will demonstrate these advancements at Stand 7.G27 in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Center and at over 107 partner booths from September 9-13.
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New Shaboom! episodes - story angles on High Holidays, children's entertainment, new tech
New Shaboom! episodes - story angles on High Holidays, children's entertainment, new techShaboom! – the innovative animated web series from non-profit BimBam (formerly G-dcast) — is back with five all-new episodes, including one for the High Holidays about “Saying I’m Sorry (Slicha).” With contributors from Sesame Workshop, Amazon Studios, Electronic Arts et al, Disney, and Pixar, Shaboom! combines the best elements of children’s television with wisdom from the Jewish tradition to teach everyday values to children through magic, comedy and silly songs. The fall episodes for season 1 premiere online September 7. The theme of the first episode is Taking Care of Nature (Bal Taschit, in Hebrew).
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Production Designer Ed Rubin | Book Signing Event
Production Designer Ed Rubin | Book Signing Event
Emmy®- Winning Production Designer Ed Rubin Book Signing Event “Vermont - An Outsider’s Inside View”
Hollywood Production Designer and Art Director Ed Rubin will be signing copies of his award-winning photography book “Vermont – An Outsider’s Inside View.” Through photographs of local Vermonters, from the Governor to goat farmers, the book documents the personal history of those photographed as well as a visual depiction of Vermont state history. “Vermont – An Outsider’s Inside View” was a finalist for the 2016 International Rubery Book Awards, United Kingdom and won an Honorable Mention for the 2016 Moscow International Foto Awards.
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mOcean Hires Mitch Monson as Creative Director / Client Partner
mOcean Hires Mitch Monson as Creative Director / Client PartnermOcean is pleased to welcome Mitch Monson as Creative Director / Client Partner, where he will deepen the creative marketing agency’s footprint in motion design. An Emmy-winning designer, Monson has collaborated with some of the top television networks and brands in the world, including ABC, Al Jazeera, Canal+, Comedy Central, FOX, HBO, Showtime, Canon, IBM, and Nike. He was also instrumental in creating one of the most unique and recognizable pieces of design -- the iconic Love Symbol for The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.
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Codex delivers recording & workflow for Canon C700 camera
Codex delivers recording & workflow for Canon C700 cameraWhen it came to developing the RAW recording and workflow system for the next evolution in its digital cinematography product line, Canon once again turned to Codex (www.codex.online). This exciting new stage in the on-going partnership between Canon and Codex has seen the companies’ engineering teams work closely together to create a high-performance, integrated solution for the brand new Cinema EOS C700 camera.
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Pixel Power delivers character for IBCTV
Pixel Power, the innovative supplier of broadcast graphics, playout and automation solutions, is providing both the graphics power and the creative design for this year’s IBCTV, the innovative online service at the most important international broadcast event of the year.
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Syndrome Refocuses Company's Core Services - Now Specializing in Artistic and Collaborative Motion Graphics and Design Across All Media
Syndrome Refocuses Company's Core Services - Now Specializing in Artistic and Collaborative Motion Graphics and Design Across All MediaSyndrome Studio, a multi-award winning creative studio specializing in motion graphic design and animation for major entertainment, advertising and brand clients, has re-strategized the company’s core services, and will now focus on providing highly artistic and collaborative motion graphics and design to clients working across all media.
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Brand New Family Adventure Album "Tales" Released by Award Winning Custom Music and Sound Design Company The Hit House
Brand New Family Adventure Album "Tales" Released by Award Winning Custom Music and Sound Design Company The Hit HouseTop custom music and sound design company The Hit House has released “Tales,” its latest original album. Tales has been created and produced by composers Scott Lee Miller, William Hunt, Dan Diaz, and Martyn Corbet. Sally House, Executive Producer, The Hit House, made the announcement.
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Clear-Com Confirmed as Technical Supporter for Communications Solutions in the IBC Big Screen Auditorium
Clear-Com Confirmed as Technical Supporter for Communications Solutions in the IBC Big Screen Auditorium
IBC 2016, STAND #10.D29 - Clear-Com demonstrates versatility via a multitude of applications at IBC’s Big Screen Experience, Award Ceremony, Cinema and Conference
Clear-Com®, the leader in real-time communication solutions, is proud to announce its status as technical supporter of communications equipment for the IBC Auditorium for the duration of IBC 2016, which takes place from 8-13th September 2016.
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IBC Announcement: Big Screen Experience - Saturday Night Movie
Each year the IBC technical team takes the RAI Auditorium and converts it into The IBC Big Screen Experience. With the help of industry leaders including Christie, Dolby, QSC and Harkness Screens, for five days it is the absolute state of the art in cinema technology.
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Dolby and AMC to Complete Installation of 100 Announced Locations Ahead of Schedule
In response to impressive guest reaction and the overwhelming success of Dolby Cinema at AMC in its first full year, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) and AMC Theatres (NYSE: AMC) today announced plans to accelerate Dolby Cinema™ at AMC installations to 100 operational sites by the end of 2017, seven years ahead of the originally announced schedule. The original agreement, reached in 2015, was for 100 auditoriums over a 10-year deployment.
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WCPMedia Services' Innovative Media Management Platform Powered by Tiger Store
WCPMedia Services' Innovative Media Management Platform Powered by Tiger StoreWCPMedia Services is a leading innovator in the rapidly changing arena of entertainment media management. Its groundbreaking B2B, web-based platform WCPApp allows content owners to digitally store, manage, market and transcode media assets, and deliver them to distributors, broadcasters, video-on-demand services and other end users, with unprecedented speed and security.
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View Conference 2016 Announcing A Rich Slate Of Industry Speakers, Keynotes And Award Competitions
VIEW Conference 2016, Italy’s largest computer graphics and digital media conference will swing into action October 24, showcasing the largest and most diverse cross-section of industry professionals in animation, visual effects, virtual reality and digital design in the conference’s 17-year history. The renowned Turin, Italy confab spans five days of talks, workshops, panel discussions, interactive sessions and awards presented to an expected audience of 6,000 students and professionals. This year, VIEW is headlined by three exciting Keynotes:
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SMPTE Brings Together Hollywood Creativity and Silicon Valley Innovation With 2016 ETCA Conference
Fourth Annual Conference Explores How Streaming Video, 4K/UHD, HDR, Immersive Audio, and VR Are Transforming the Personal Media Experience
With its Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, brought the industry greater clarity on the technologies and tactics shaping the connected entertainment experience. Held June 27-28 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, California, the conference drew experts from both Hollywood and the Silicon Valley to provide unique insight into the future of media delivery and consumption within a connected world.
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Cutters Promotes Nick Chiou to Editor
Cutters Promotes Nick Chiou to EditorCutters is very proud to announce the promotion of Nick Chiou to editor. The announcement was made by managing director/partner Craig Duncan and is effective immediately.
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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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Picturemill Creates Opening Titles Sequences for AMC
Picturemill Creates Opening Titles Sequences for AMCPicturemill, the Content and Production division of Eclipse Advertising, recently created opening sequences for two new, high profile AMC television series.
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SMPTE Celebrates Both Its Founders
Following Founders' Day on July 24 and the Anniversary of Incorporation on Aug. 10, Celebrations Will Culminate in Centennial Gala at Society's Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), is celebrating its Centennial with celebrations worldwide. The festivities, which include cakes ornamented with the SMPTE logo and messages of well wishes, actually began in 2015 during the biennial SMPTE technical conference in Sydney and continues with global celebrations held by SMPTE Sections and partner organizations. Part of the celebrations include honoring SMPTE's Founders' Day and the 100th anniversary of its incorporation — July 24 and Aug. 10, respectively.
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Thinkbox Previews New VFX Tool at SIGGRAPH 2016
Cloud-Based App Streamlines Management of Script Breakdown to Final Shot Delivery
Thinkbox Software has teamed with veteran VFX Producer Joyce Cox ("The Jungle Book," "The Great Gatsby," "Avatar") to develop Vero, a new cloud-based application that simplifies the VFX budgeting and cost management processes. Encapsulating Joyce's proven bidding philosophy and methodology into an accessible, easy-to-use interface, Vero helps estimate and track VFX budgets from script breakdown to shot delivery. Attendees of SIGGRAPH 2016 can preview Vero in Thinkbox's booth #449.
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EditFest Los Angeles Announces Stellar Line Up
EditFest Los Angeles Announces Stellar Line Up
American Cinema Editors Popular Event Set for August 6
American Cinema Editors has announced that EditFest, the day-long celebration of the art and craft of editing, will return to LA for its 9th annual outing on August 6, 2016. EditFest launched in LA in 2008, offering audiences the opportunity to hear award-winning film and television editors share their insights and experiences. Past EditFest participants have included renowned editors Anne V. Coates, ACE, Tim Porter, ACE, Fred Raskin, ACE, Barney Pilling, ACE, Paul Hirsch, ACE, Tom Cross, ACE and many others.
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ICYMI: The Foundry released KATANA 2.5
KATANA 2.5 brings greater efficiency to studios of all sizes with new Windows port
Today, The Foundrylaunches the latest update to its professional look development and lighting tool. Responding to customer demand, KATANA 2.5will offer support forWindows, puttingthe award-winning toolin front of more artists working in VFX, broadcast and animation.
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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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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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Pixel Power - the only true, full-functionality live cloud Playout at IBC2016
StreamMaster redefines the cost and transition from SDI to IP to the cloud
Pixel Power will confirm its position at IBC2016 as the go-to provider of full-functionality, reactive, linear channel playout in the cloud. StreamMaster delivers the rich functionality expected by premium channels, where full dynamic channel playout with the ability to be reactive to schedules is key.
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Nomad Welcomes Editors/Partners Jim Ulbrich & Adam Scwartz To New York Team
Nomad Welcomes Editors/Partners Jim Ulbrich & Adam Scwartz To New York TeamNomad Editing Company's New York office continues to expand its roster and change the landscape of the New York post production market with the addition of Editor/Partners Jim Ulbrich and Adam Schwartz. They follow EP/Partner Jennifer Lederman and AICE Award-winning Editor/Partner Jai Shukla, who joined the company earlier this year.
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Nomad Welcomes Editors/Partners Jim Ulbrich & Adam Scwartz To New York Team
Nomad Welcomes Editors/Partners Jim Ulbrich & Adam Scwartz To New York TeamNomad Editing Company’s New York office continues to expand its roster and change the landscape of the New York post production market with the addition of Editor/Partners Jim Ulbrich and Adam Schwartz. They follow EP/Partner Jennifer Lederman and AICE Award-winning Editor/Partner Jai Shukla, who joined the company earlier this year.
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From Disney: Never-Before-Seen BTS Making of
From Disney: Never-Before-Seen BTS Making ofDisney is opening its vault and revealing never before seen BTS footage from the making of Hercules in time for today's anniversary of the animated film's release.
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Dolby Cinema Now Available in Asia Through Wanda Cinema Line
Dolby Cinema Now Available in Asia Through Wanda Cinema Line
Next-generation movie experience arriving at Wanda Cinemas in Dalian, Changchun, Chongqing, and Jinan First Dolby Cinema title is “Warcraft” from Legendary Pictures
Wanda Cinema Line Corporation Ltd. and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced the first theatres with Dolby Cinema™ in Asia at Wanda cinemas in Dalian, Changchun, Chongqing, and Jinan. Dolby Cinema, featuring Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos®, is a premium cinema offering for exhibitors and moviegoers that combines spectacular image and sound technologies with inspired design to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event.
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Hollywood-Based Troika Creates Bolder, Contemporary Identity for Corus Entertainment
Hollywood-Based Troika Creates Bolder, Contemporary Identity for Corus EntertainmentTroika, an entertainment brand consultancy and marketing innovations agency, unveiled a redesigned corporate brand for Corus Entertainment Inc. reflective of the Canadian media giant’s combined strengths and forward-looking strategy following its previously announced $2.65 billion acquisition of Shaw Media Inc.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Expanded Program for UK Debut
HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Expanded Program for UK Debut
Experts head to Oxfordshire 13-14 July for Exclusive Sessions, Compelling Content and Interaction
The HPA Tech Retreat, a pivotal gathering of those supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content for the dynamic landscape of distribution environments, makes its UK debut in Oxfordshire, 13 - 14 July. The Tech Retreat UK has announced an expanded agenda for the two-day event which features two solid days of the sessions on today's timeliest and relevant topics and projects. HPA and SMPTE formalized a partnership last year, and the event is presented by HPA in collaboration with SMPTE. HPA Tech Retreat UK takes place at the Heythrop Park Resort, a manor house that serves as both a 4-star hotel and a top-flight conference centre.
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SIGGRAPH 2016 Production Sessions to Host "Making Of" Hit Motion Pictures, Games, VR Films and Theme Park Attractions
SIGGRAPH 2016 Production Sessions to Host "Making Of" Hit Motion Pictures, Games, VR Films and Theme Park AttractionsSIGGRAPH 2016, the world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, will be presenting “Making Of” Production Sessions for a number of high-profile hit motion pictures, video games, VR films, and theme park attractions during this year’s conference. With the tagline "Render the Possibilities," SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24–28 July 2016.
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Entertainment Marketing Agency Eclipse Advertising Names Leila Amirsadeghi as VP, Client Development
Entertainment Marketing Agency Eclipse Advertising Names Leila Amirsadeghi as VP, Client DevelopmentEclipse Advertising, an award-winning, independent advertising and marketing agency is expanding its Brand Strategy and Marketing team. Concurrently, Eclipse has named Leila Amirsadeghi as Vice President, Client Development. The announcement was made today by Steve Dubb, CEO/President, Eclipse.
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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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SolidAnim Looks Through The Looking Glass in Alice in Wonderland Sequel
SolidAnim Looks Through The Looking Glass in Alice in Wonderland SequelolidAnim, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, announced its SolidTrack system was utilized for previz and tracking on the film Alice Through The Looking Glass. As of May 31, 2016, the film has grossed over $105 million worldwide.
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The Hit House Releases Second Entry within Successful FRAMEWORK Sound Design Series Written by Award Winning Sound Design Chad Hughes
The Hit House Releases Second Entry within Successful FRAMEWORK Sound Design Series Written by Award Winning Sound Design Chad HughesFollowing the company’s success last year with the release of its first ever sound design album release FRAMEWORK Layer One, top custom music and sound design company The Hit House has released the second entry within that library series: FRAMEWORK Layer Two. The FRAMEWORK series was created to fill the specific needs of the motion picture trailer industry.
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Shawn Dunn Joins Original Force, LTD as CTO!
Shawn Dunn has joined Original Force, LTD as Chief Technology Officer, it was announced today by Harley Zhao, president and founder of Original Force.
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Nomad Editor/Partner Jai Shukla Takes Home 2016 AICE "Best of New York" Award
Nomad Editor/Partner Jai Shukla Takes Home 2016 AICE "Best of New York" AwardNomad Editor/Partner Jai Shukla won the 2016 AICE Award for “Best of New York” at the AICE Awards ceremony held last week in Chicago. The award recognized Shukla for his editing of the IBM spot “Runkeeper,” which he collaborated with The Barbarian Group and director, Tucker Walsh. Shukla was welcomed to Nomad earlier this year as an Editor and a company Partner.
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NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE, Is Highlight of 2016 NAB Show To
NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE®, Is a Highlight of 2016 NAB Show
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, drew crowds of 2016 NAB Show attendees to both its conference sessions and special screenings. These events featured top industry minds and creative talents, who joined to discuss forward-looking techniques and challenges related to making content for theatrical release and beyond.
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MPC LA Makes Formidable New Hire & Key Promotion
Casey McIntyre Promoted to Creative Director, MPC Creative
MPC Los Angeles is pleased to announce Rob Hodgson has joined the studio as VFX Creative Director for the Advertising division. A well respected and accomplished Visual Effects Supervisor and Artist, his body of work includes Ang Lee’s Oscar and BAFTA award-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (for which Hodgson received a BAFTA nomination for visual effects), and award-winning commercials such as Kia “Dream Car,” GE “Ideas Are Scary” (both directed by Noam Murro) and Jell-O “Comb Over” (directed by Ulf Johansson). Hodgson joins CD Paul O’Shea to lead the studio’s renowned VFX team, behind recent work such as Nike “The Conductor,” Gatorade “The Dribble Effect” and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Seize Glory.”
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Commercial Production Company Cultivate.Media Launches; Signs Acclaimed Director Ali Ali
Commercial Production Company Cultivate.Media Launches; Signs Acclaimed Director Ali AliUnderscoring its focus on nurturing ties with creative-minded directors and advertising agencies, TWC Films has rebranded as Cultivate.Media. The Santa Monica-based production company’s new name, logo and website are meant to suggest its mission to build relationships and the evolving nature of advertising production.
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The Foundry Supports Learning and Development with Free Version of MARI
Leading creative software developer The Foundry has today announced the launch of MARI Non-commercial. The free, non-watermarked version of the company's Academy Award®-winning 3D texture painting software allows artists to work on personal projects and learn at their own pace.
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AFI Announces Full Slate of AFI DOCS 2016 Films
94 Films from 30 Countries Include Three World Premieres Screening June 22–26 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD
Today, the American Film Institute (AFI) announced the slate of films for AFI DOCS 2016, running June 22–26 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD. The 14th edition showcases 94 films representing 30 countries, including three world premieres, seven North American premieres, three U.S. premieres, 12 East Coast premieres and one international premiere. AFI DOCS 2016 screenings will take place in Washington, DC, at the Newseum and the Landmark E Street Cinema, and in Silver Spring, MD, at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.
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VR Playhouse and Jaunt Immerse Viewers in Traditional Mexican Music and Dance for Cinco de Mayo
VR Playhouse and Jaunt Immerse Viewers in Traditional Mexican Music and Dance for Cinco de MayoJaunt Studios and VR Playhouse team up to celebrate Mexican heritage in a dazzling visual display of music and dance in the new virtual reality experience “La Fuerza Imprevista.” Released in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, the vibrant cultural experience is available for viewing exclusively on the Jaunt VR app.
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As SMPTE® Turns 100, YouTube, Netflix, Fotokem, and Bud Mayo Join Growing List of Donors to Society’s The Next Century Fund
As SMPTE® Turns 100, YouTube, Netflix, Fotokem, and Bud Mayo Join Growing List of Donors to Society’s The Next Century Fund
Society Launches Centennial Website, Highlights Standards, Membership, and Education Initiatives That Will Support Continued Leadership in the Next Century
As it marks its 100th anniversary, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, also celebrates the addition of YouTube, Fotokem, Netflix, and Bud Mayo to the list of The Next Century Fund donors. The fund, which has raised more than $1.7 million in committed gifts toward a $4 million goal, will support SMPTE’s advance of its standards, membership, and education initiatives into the Society’s second century. The campaign’s success is among the highlights of the SMPTE 2016 centennial, which is showcased on a new microsite dedicated to the SMPTE’s yearlong celebration (http://www.smpte100.org).
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Mettle To Unveil SkyBox 360|VR Transitions for Adobe Premiere Pro CC at NAB 2016
See Mettle at NAB 2016, April 18-21 at booth #N8623.
Pioneering 360/VR developer Mettle will debut Skybox 360/VR Transitions for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, a key component of Adobe Creative Cloud® at NAB 2016. The new plug-in package delivers transitions designed specifically for editing cinematic 360 content, a first for the industry.
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NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day Mastering
NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day Mastering
AMIA President Andrea Kalas to Moderate with Experts from Dolby, HBO, Disney and Netflix
=Experts involved in the intricacies of post production and distribution pipelines will come together at NAB 2016 to discuss the hurdles in addressing a constantly evolving marketplace that is embracing new platforms. As part of NAB's Future of Cinema Conference, "Next-Generation Mastering: Where do we go from Here?" will take a deep dive into the ways High Dynamic Range (HDR), Ultra High Definition (UHD), and object-based audio affect workflow efficiencies and final deliverables - including the elusive master for preserving content for future formats, monetization opportunities, and generations to come. Moderated by AMIA President Andrea Kalas, the panel will take place on Sunday, April 17, at 10:45 a.m. in Room S222 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Rounding out the panel are Thad Beier, director of Image Platform Workflow at Dolby; Rod Bogart, director of Production R&D at HBO; Annie Chang, VP of Post-Production Technology at The Walt Disney Studio; and Chris Fetner, director of Global Media Engineering and Partnerships for Netflix.
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Cogswell College in Silicon Valley Hosts 16th Annual "Animation Show of Shows" Event
Cogswell College in Silicon Valley Hosts 16th Annual "Animation Show of Shows" EventCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique, project-based curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, hosted the 16th Annual Animation “Show of Shows” event at its campus on Sept. 25th.
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Adam Fogelson Set to Join Robert Simonds' Next Gen Studio as Chairman of the Motion Picture Group
Former Universal Pictures Chairman Adam Fogelson will be named Chairman of the Motion Picture Group for the new, next generation film and television studio being led by Robert Simonds, the studio announced today.
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The Hollywood Post Alliance Announces Nominees for the 2014 HPA Awards
Gala Awards Event Takes Place November 6, 2014
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced its nominees for the 2014 HPA Awards, the 9th annual unveiling of these honors. The Awards honor excellence in post production while bringing recognition to the creative achievements of individuals and companies as well as creative excellence and groundbreaking technologies within the post production industry. The HPA Awards are considered the standard bearer for excellence and innovation in the industry.
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Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"
Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"Proof Inc., one of the film industry's leading visualization houses, provided extensive previs and postvis services to the new Marvel Studios motion picture “Guardians of the Galaxy,” it was announced today by Proof’s Creative Director/Founder Ron Frankel. The film was released by Walt Disney Studios on August 1st.
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The 2013 Annual Annie Award Noms are out and HoC couldn’t be happier!
At the heart of every nomination is a good story. Or so we at House of Cool like to think. This year’s contenders have a strong showing for the HOC crew with the recognition of 2 special projects that we helped develop. Epic receives 5 Annie Award nominations
Among the leading animated films this year was Blue Sky’s, Epic, showing nominations in several individual categories including; Best Animated Effects, Character Animation, Production Design, Music and Best Director going to Chris Wedge.
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Disney's Marvel and Netflix Join Forces to Develop Historic Four Series Epic plus a Miniseries Event Based on Renowned Marvel Characters
Landmark Deal Brings Marvel's Flawed Heroes of Hell's Kitchen, led by "Daredevil," to the World's Leading Internet TV Network in 2015
The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel's most popular characters exclusively to the world's leading Internet TV Network beginning in 2015. This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs leading to a miniseries programming event.
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