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Deluxe Expands Talent in Chicago at Beast, Company 3 & Method
Deluxe Expands Talent in Chicago at Beast, Company 3 & MethodDeluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) has bolstered artistic talent and production leadership in Chicago with several new hires and promotions across Deluxe’s Beast, Company 3 and Method Studios teams co-located in its Michigan Avenue facility to meet the growing demand for its services – particularly in the area of top-quality, visual-effects-focused advertising content. Seasoned VFX producer Matthew Engel joins the Chicago team from Method Studios’ New York facility, along with newly-hired designers Matt Fultz and Tobias Mattner, and Lauren Roth has been promoted to Head of Production for the overall Chicago studio across all three creative teams.
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Rodeo FX Helps Bring to Life Game of Thrones Season 6
Rodeo FX Helps Bring to Life Game of Thrones Season 6Rodeo FX produced 152 visual effects shots for eight episodes of season 6 of Game of Thrones, HBO’s epic fantasy drama. The studio’s work included a pivotal battle scene at the gates of Meereen. Over six months, and working on the kind of tight production schedule required for episodic TV, Rodeo FX delivered cinematic quality work, enhancing the magic for audiences around the world. The studio has been nominated for another Emmy Award for its work on Game of Thrones. It previously won Emmys for seasons 4 and 5.
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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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U. of North Texas' Media Arts Dept. Invests in 30 AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorders for Undergraduate/Graduate Instruction, TV Production
U. of North Texas' Media Arts Dept. Invests in 30 AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorders for Undergraduate/Graduate Instruction, TV ProductionVariCam LT Assigned to Advanced Cinema Classes
The Department of Media Arts of the University of North Texas’ College of Arts and Sciences recently purchased 30 Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor 4/3” handheld camcorders that will be used in classes including narrative, news, documentary and entertainment acquisition techniques, as well as for news production at the university’s cable television station. The Department also bought a VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder for advanced narrative film classes.
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Shuttlecraft Partners With Tom, Dick & Harry On Whimsical Animated Campaign For Black Forest Organic Gummy Bears
Shuttlecraft Partners With Tom, Dick & Harry On Whimsical Animated Campaign For Black Forest Organic Gummy BearsCG Gummy Bear Family Makes Its Debut In New Reality Series
Full-service production studio Shuttlecraft and Chicago-based ad agency Tom, Dick & Harry Creative Co. recently teamed up to create a playful online campaign for Black Forest Organic Gummy Bears from Ferrara Candy Company.
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SolidAnim goes to War in Warcraft w/ partner Animatrik Film
SolidAnim goes to War in Warcraft w/ partner Animatrik FilmSolidAnim, 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 Warcraft by its Canadian partner, Animatrik Film Design Inc.
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Emmy-Nominated VFX Supervisor/Producer James Tichenor Joins FuseFX, Vancouver
Emmy-Nominated VFX Supervisor/Producer James Tichenor Joins FuseFX, VancouverContinuing to add depth and experience to its team in Vancouver, FuseFX has hired VFX Supervisor and Producer James Tichenor.
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Wildchild Edits Visually Poetic Spot for DOVE(R) Fruit & Nut
Wildchild Edits Visually Poetic Spot for DOVE(R) Fruit & NutDOVE® Chocolate recently launched a new campaign in support of its Fruit & Nut product. The spot (:60 and :30), was created by BBDO New York and edited by Richard Cooperman of Wildchild.
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Technicolor PostWorks Preps Five Features Premiering at SXSW
Technicolor PostWorks Preps Five Features Premiering at SXSWTechnicolor PostWorks, New York’s premiere provider of post-production services for independent film, supported five films debuting at next month’s SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Services included editorial conforming, final color grading, deliverables, sound mixing, VFX review and dailies.
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Technicolor PostWorks Preps Five Features Premiering at SXSW
Technicolor PostWorks Preps Five Features Premiering at SXSWTechnicolor PostWorks, New York’s premiere provider of post-production services for independent film, supported five films debuting at next month’s SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Services included editorial conforming, final color grading, deliverables, sound mixing, VFX review and dailies.
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Interstate Welcomes Directing Duo TOMAT
Interstate Welcomes Directing Duo TOMATAward-Winning Brazilian Team Brings Their Comedy and VFX Chops to Directors’ Group
Award-winning directors’ group Interstate has signed Rio De Janeiro-based directing duo TOMAT for exclusive US representation.
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Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Produce Patient Television with Blackmagic Design
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Produce Patient Television with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota (Children’s), one of the largest pediatric health systems in the United States, is creating and broadcasting in-hospital programming using Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve and ATEM Television Studio. The programming is aired on the hospital’s Star Studio in house closed circuit TV channel, which brings live, interactive shows to young patients and their families.
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IMT's NetApp Installations Cross the 50 Petabyte Milestone
NetApp Product Portfolio Accelerates Media Application Performance and Lowers Costs
Integrated Media Technologies Inc. (IMT) announced today that it has now shipped more than 50 petabytes of NetApp storage — including NetApp E-Series and FAS systems — into both IT and media operations within IMT's nationwide customer base. The NetApp hybrid storage portfolio is accelerating application performance and lowering the total cost of ownership for IMT's customers.
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Muse VFX Uses Fusion Studio for Visual Effects on "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Muse VFX Uses Fusion Studio for Visual Effects on "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"Blackmagic Design today announced that LA based Muse VFX uses Fusion Studio for their VFX work on “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,” the hit television show from El Rey Network and Miramax®.
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ADDY.media Documents New York Fashion Week Runway Action With Panasonic's New AG-DVC200PJ 4K Handheld Camcorders
ADDY.media Documents New York Fashion Week Runway Action With Panasonic's New AG-DVC200PJ 4K Handheld CamcordersFashion video content producer/publisher Adriana Kaegi recently shot extensive coverage of New York Fashion Week with Panasonic's new AG-DVX200PJ 4K large-sensor, 4/3” handheld camcorders. Kaegi is a featured channel partner on AOL.com Style Addytude, with eight million monthly viewers, and her company ADDY.media was the first to do live streaming and VOD of the New York, Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks.
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Traction Ave Films Launches in L.A. Downtown Arts District
Traction Ave Films Launches in L.A. Downtown Arts DistrictEclectic Directing Roster Delivers Non-traditional Takes on Commercials & Branded Content
A new live action production company, Traction Ave. Films, has launched in the heart of L.A.’s downtown arts district. Representing directors fluent across live action, digital production, design and integration, with work that consistently re-invents traditional forms, the company offers agencies and brands fresh takes on commercials, branded and online content, videogame work, music videos, virtual/augmented reality experiences and live events.
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Tackling virtual reality with ftrack
When we think about the promise of virtual reality to transform interactive experiences, most minds go right to video games. It makes sense, right? However, VR can be used for much more than purely entertainment and amusement – it can also be tapped to drive brand engagement in innovative and potentially powerful ways.
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Visual Effects Society to Present Visual Futurist and Iconic Artist Syd Mead with its Visionary Award
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the visual effects industry’s professional global honorary society, named acclaimed visual futurist and conceptual artist Syd Meadas the next recipient of its Visionary Award in recognition of his enormous contributions to visual arts and filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the 14th Annual VES Awards on February 2, 2016 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Poldark: Full CG Elements and Dramatic VFX
VFX is playing an increasingly important role in small screen period drama, and for the vendors has become a more demanding prospect than ever before. You just need to watch an episode of BBC's Poldark to see why.
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News: FilmLight marks BIRTV with strengthened presence in China
News: FilmLight marks BIRTV with strengthened presence in ChinaNew office and local manager boosts FilmLight’s Asia strategy and aspirations
FilmLight is celebrating BIRTV 2015 (26 – 29 August, China International Exhibition Center, Beijing) with a new representative and a new office in Beijing. The company has stepped up its local expansion to support the rapidly growing market for content creation in China and to strengthen its client connections, support and training.
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KUNG FURY - the making of one renegade cop's quest for justice
The creation of Kung Fury – one renegade cop’s righteous quest to uphold law and order
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KUNG FURY - the making of one renegade cop's quest for justice
The creation of Kung Fury – one renegade cop’s righteous quest to uphold law and order
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The Magic Is In The Details: King and Country Creates Main Title For History’s “Texas Rising”
The Magic Is In The Details: King and Country Creates Main Title For History’s “Texas Rising”King and Country (K&C), a full-service, design-centric production company, recently created the main title sequence for “Texas Rising,” a five-part television miniseries based on the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the birth of the Texas Rangers that premiered on History on Memorial Day, May 25th. Directed by Roland Joffé, and starring Bill Paxton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Ray Liotta, Brendan Fraser, Olivier Martinez and Cynthia Addai-Robinson, “Texas Rising” is the latest in K&C’s long line of collaborations with History, including the ratings record-breaker “Hatfields & McCoys,” as well as “Vikings,” “Houdini,” “American Pickers” and “Gangland Undercover.”
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BBC One Drama Adaptation of Poldark Composited in Fusion Studio
Blackmagic Design today announced that Poldark, the new hit television drama by production company Mammoth Screen features visual effects production by Lexhag Ltd, including lavish set extensions and 3D matte painting, which were composted in Fusion Studio 7.
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NAB News: FilmLight strengthens collaborative colour pipeline
Camera-to-screen collaboration propelled even further with Baselight and BLG
At NAB 2015, FilmLight will demonstrate a total step change in the speed and versatility with which colour graded media can be produced, shared and changed - inexpensively - at every stage of the production-post process. Underlining the need for co-operation to deliver the creative colour pipeline, FilmLight will be represented on eight partner booths at NAB2015, and a key partner will also be present on the FilmLight booth, SL6830.
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Filmmakers depend on Codex for Marvel’s Agent Carter TV series
Filmmakers depend on Codex for Marvel’s Agent Carter TV seriesCodex supports first ARRIRAW workflow on TV series
Codex , the industry leader in high-end digital recording and workflow equipment for motion picture and TV production, today revealed how Codex equipment is playing a key role in the making of the hit ABC television series Marvel’s Agent Carter. Codex has provided digital recording for director of photography Gabriel Beristain’s cameras, and has consulted with visual effects supervisor Sheena Duggal on the lens mapping, to assist VFX production. According to Duggal, this is the first TV show to use ARRIRAW for main unit photography. Marvel’s Agent Carter marks the first time an ARRIRAW workflow has been used extensively in series television.
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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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Brewster Parsons Helps King's Hawaiian Catch A Thief; New Spot Airs During People's Choice & Golden Globe Awards
Brewster Parsons Helps King's Hawaiian Catch A Thief; New Spot Airs During People's Choice & Golden Globe AwardsBrewster Parsons, the award-winning visual effects, CG & design studio, recently partnered with Levit & Associates for a new King’s Hawaiian commercial which debuted during the People’s Choice and Golden Globe Awards.
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Press Release: Big Block and Digitas Go On The Road for GMC.com
Press Release: Big Block and Digitas Go On The Road for GMC.comBig Block Brings Innovative Design and Filming Techniques To Digital Launch of 2015 GMC Sierra HD
Big Block and Digitas Boston were in high gear for the online launch of GMC’s 2015 Sierra 2500 Denali HD truck. It was essential that the design and content of their collaboration on GMC’s digital marketing for the Denali HD capture the attitude, refined luxury and powerful capabilities of this upper echelon brand for a sophisticated buyer demographic.
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Shade VFX Signs Camille Geier as Executive Producer in NY
Shade VFX Signs Camille Geier as Executive Producer in NYGeier Will Oversee All Work in the Newly Expanded New York Studio
Bryan Godwin, CEO shade VFX, announced today that visual effects producer Camille Geier has joined shade VFX as Executive Producer in the New York studio as of January 5th. An ILM alum, Geier has resided in New York for the past 10 years and will oversee shade’s feature and television New York slate including work on Marvel’s Netflix series – Daredevil. To accommodate the company’s growth, shade has expanded into a new 5000 square foot location housing over 25 artists with the ability to project up.
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Hooligan Welcomes Senior VFX Flame Artist Paul Marangos
Hooligan Welcomes Senior VFX Flame Artist Paul MarangosHooligan, a creative post-production boutique that specializes in artistic offline editing and visual effects, is pleased to announce the addition of Senior Visual Effects Flame Artist Paul Marangos. With 20+ years of post-production experience, Marangos notably spent eight years at VFX, design & animation powerhouse The Mill. He has already wrapped up several projects with Hooligan, including commercials for CITI and Match.com, and Indrani's short film "Crescendo," curated by Pepsi in conjunction with the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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News: Denzel Washington thriller finished on Baselight
News: Denzel Washington thriller finished on BaselightSony Pictures Colorworks completes final grade of The Equalizer in facility’s 4K DI theatres
The Equalizer, the new thriller from director Antoine Fuqua and starring Denzel Washington, was graded on Baselight EIGHT at Colorworks, the finishing facility on the Sony Pictures lot at Culver City. Colorist Doug Delaney worked throughout the project with the director Antione Fuqua, DoP Mauro Fiore and editor John Refoua to create a distinctive, atmospheric look, which served to drive the story forward.
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MTA International to Protect 40 Years Worth of Archive footage with a Petabyte of Object Matrix Storage
Object Matrix, provider of object based nearline storage has again been selected to provide an object-based digital preservation platform to global broadcaster MTA International. Due to Object Matrix storage suiting the tight workflow integrations and future-proof scalability requirements of MTA, the broadcaster has selected MatrixStore to preserve their 40 year legacy of tape archive, an archive they aim to share with their global community.
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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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Sony Pictures Imageworks Teams up with Marvel Studios on MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Sony Pictures Imageworks Teams up with Marvel Studios on MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXYSelect VFX Sequences Completed at Imageworks
The onscreen universe of Marvel Studios’ August 1st release Guardians of the Galaxy appeared more expansive, immersive and complex, thanks in part to the collaborative efforts of Sony Pictures Imageworks—the Academy Award® winning visual effects and digital character animation company—which completed 88 shots for the film while working in tandem with lead VFX facility MPC.
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A Common Thread’s Clay Staub Directs Launch Campaign for Universal Studios’ Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem Ride
A Common Thread’s Clay Staub Directs Launch Campaign for Universal Studios’ Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem RideDirector Applies His Visual Effects Acumen to David & Goliath’s Appealing Spot Blending Live Action and CG Minions.
A Common Thread’s Clay Staub has directed a new campaign for Universal Studios and Los Angeles agency David & Goliath that encourages park patrons to “find your inner Minion.” A bright and bubbly blend of live action, visual effects and computer animation, the spot promotes the park’s new attraction "Despicable Me: Minion" Mayhem.
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Japan’s Q-TEC, Inc. Installs Blackmagic Design Universal Videohub 288 at Tokyo Headquarters
Blackmagic Design today announced that Tokyo based Q-TEC, Inc. have installed a Blackmagic Design Universal Videohub 288 in their Tokyo headquarters. Q-TEC have also installed Blackmagic Design Videohub Smart Controls and a variety of Mini Converters into their facility as part of an improved post production infrastructure.
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Encore Deploys Global Post Workflow for Fox’s “24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY”
Encore Deploys Global Post Workflow for Fox’s “24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY”London and Los Angeles Facilities Deliver On-Site Dailies Through Finishing
Heroic agent Jack Bauer is back in Fox's series event "24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY," with on-site dailies and post production services for all 12 episodes being completed by Encore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company. Shot in London, Encore's local office manages the dailies workflow, then pipes footage back to Encore Hollywood for online editing, coloring and finishing.
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Advanced Systems Group Welcomes New Additions To Engineering Team
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, audio and film integration firm, today announced the addition of Gary Schneider, Keith Pintner and Chris Sullivan to its engineering team, effective April 1. All three are veterans of Media Vision Integration (MVI), a California-based professional AV systems integrator, with extensive experience in designing and building broadcast, film, and post-production facilities, high-end boardrooms and briefing centers, and other specialized AV systems.
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Shade VFX Signs Leading VFX Supervisor Everett Burrell
Shade VFX Signs Leading VFX Supervisor Everett BurrellShade Completes Work on "Chef," "Amazing Spider-Man 2" And "Million Dollar Arm"
Bryan Godwin, CEO shade VFX, announced today that leading Visual Effects Supervisor Everett Burrell will join shade VFX on May 21st. Burrell will work on both feature film and television projects in both of shade’s locations -- Los Angeles and New York. Burrell departs LOOK Effects to join shade’s management team of Vice President/Executive Producer David Van Dyke and Business Development Executive Lisa Maher and will report to Godwin, shade’s Founder, Owner and Visual Effects Supervisor.
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Blur Studio Lends Comic Book Expertise to Columbia Pictures’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’
Blur Studio Lends Comic Book Expertise to Columbia Pictures’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’VFX Sequences, Concept Design and Stereo 3D Titles Tease ‘Sinister Six’ Lineup
Blur Studio teamed up with Director Marc Webb and Sony Pictures Imageworks VFX Supervisor Jerome Chen once again to create visual effects for the opening sequence, end titles and 45 other visual effects shots for Columbia Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Well-versed in Marvel’s rich universe, Blur drew on its expertise of the property to align with the film’s story in a way that was both authentic and fresh via character design, VFX sequences and teaser-laden end titles that they created in stereo.
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France Télévisions Protects its Assets with MatrixStore Nearline Storage.
France Télévisions Protects its Assets with MatrixStore Nearline Storage.France Télévisions chooses DID Technology to add resilience to its Avid Interplay Production infrastructure with the addition of the trusted MatrixStore nearline archive platform from Object Matrix.
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Bonfire Labs Continues Growth With New Top Level Hires
Bonfire Labs Continues Growth With New Top Level HiresCreative Content Agency Adds Executive Producer Tim Pries, Producer John Hunt and Designer Judy Leung
Bonfire Labs has continued to grow its in-house capabilities, adding three new hires to accommodate burgeoning client demand and enhance its staff infrastructure. Executive Producer Tim Pries, Producer John Hunt and Designer Judy Leung have all joined Bonfire, adding experience, creativity and talent to an already impressive Bonfire team.
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Cinedeck Saves Anger Management Series $2.25 Million In Post Production Costs
Cinedeck Saves Anger Management Series $2.25 Million In Post Production CostsCinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, today revealed that its Cinedeck RX record, ingest and transcode platform has saved US comedy-series "Anger Management" (Debmar-Mercury Productions, FX Network) $2.25 million in post production costs, while supporting the delivery of double the number of episodes typically produced over the same production period.
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"Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"
"Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"Big Block Creates Futuristic Drone Squadron for Subaru and DDB Canada
Bicoastal digital production and design studio Big Block produced the live action shoot, virtual obstacle course and animated drone fleet for the television, cinema and online commercial “Subaru WRX STI vs. the Drones.” To show off the 2015 Subaru WRX STI’s best-in-its-class high performance power and impeccable control, DDB Canada’s Toronto office developed the concept of a futuristic autocross course made of CG drone quadcopters to challenge the WRX STI with real-time precision driving.
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NVIDIA Showcases "4K Your Way" at NAB 2014
NVIDIA GPU Technology Powers Over 150 Solutions for Broadcasters, VFX Artists and Post-Production Pros and Supports the Most Demanding Real-time 4K Workflows
Whether HD or 4K, desktop or mobile, workstation or in the cloud, NVIDIA is demonstrating how its GPU technologies are behind almost every type of broadcast and post production workflow in booth SL 6825 at NAB 2014. NVIDIA GPUs power over 150 media and entertainment software applications, plugins and turnkey solutions, accelerating performance and providing advanced stereo capabilities and 4K support for even the most demanding workflows.
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Codex At The Movies In Spring 2014
Codex At The Movies In Spring 2014Codex recording and workflow technologies were used in the production of a wide range of Hollywood studio and independent motion pictures on release in the coming months – from touching teenage romances and dance comedies, to high-octane racing dramas and VFX-laden sci-fi fantasies.
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Devil & Demon Delivers Supercomputers For Everyone
Devil & Demon Delivers Supercomputers For EveryoneThe Devil & Demon Strategy today announced the availability of super-computers for everyone. The new product line of custom-tuned Devil supercomputers and fast Demon workstations unleash unparalleled computing muscle in small footprints, with a breakthrough business model delivering flexible and cost-competitive purchasing options. Devil and Demon Strategy, will launch at NAB 2014, April 5-10 in Las Vegas, at booth #OE1358.
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Cinedeck Saves "Anger Management" Series $2.25 Million In Post Production Costs
Cinedeck Saves "Anger Management" Series $2.25 Million In Post Production CostsCinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, today revealed that its Cinedeck RX record, ingest and transcode platform has saved US comedy-series "Anger Management" (Debmar-Mercury Productions, FX Network) $2.25 million in post production costs, while supporting the delivery of double the number of episodes typically produced over the same production period.
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Shade VFX Expands To New York
David Van Dyke Promoted to Vice President
Bryan Godwin, CEO shade VFX, announced today that the company has opened a new facility in New York. A favorable economic climate and requests by clients doing more business in New York prompted the decision for a second strategic location for the growing company. Additionally, shade’s Executive Producer, David Van Dyke, who has been with the company since its inception five years ago, has been promoted to Vice President. Van Dyke will continue to report directly to Godwin, shade’s founder, owner and Visual Effects Supervisor.
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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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Filmworkers Sinks Its Teeth into McDonald's Olympics Campaign
Filmworkers Sinks Its Teeth into McDonald's Olympics CampaignDDB’s “Bite” Campaign Links Athletes’ Hunger for the Gold with Consumers Love for McDonald’s McNuggets.
Filmworkers provided post services for a new Olympics-themed campaign from McDonald’s and DDB, Chicago, that has plenty of “bite.” The new spots connect the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi with the McDonald’s brand by showing medal-winning performances from past games, and consumers watching at home while enjoying McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets. Each spot ends with a shot juxtaposing the winning athlete, celebrating victory by biting a medal, with a consumer, who is also celebrating by biting a McNugget. U.S. snowboarder Louie Vito, ice hockey player Patrick Kane and speed skater Shani Davis are among those featured in the ads.
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Technicolor – PostWorks New York Supports Numerous Films Screening at Sundance
In a sign of its ongoing commitment to independent film, Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, provided post production services for eight films screening at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The facility delivered a variety of creative and technical services, ranging from editorial systems to color grading, for the films, which include two dramatic features, a comedy feature, three feature-length documentaries and two shorts.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Nominees for the 12th Annual VES Awards
Gravity Leads the Feature Film Nominations; Frozen and The Croods are Top Animated Film Contenders; Game of Thrones Leads the Broadcast Field
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, announced the nominees for the 12th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on-the-keys artists who bring this work to life. Nominees were selected by VES members via concurrent events in Los Angeles and within the eight Global VES Sections - New York, Bay Area, New Zealand, Sydney, United Kingdom, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. The VES Awards will be held on February 12th at the Beverly Hilton.
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ArsenalFX Provides VFX for Two New National Lexus Spots through Team One
ArsenalFX Provides VFX for Two New National Lexus Spots through Team OneArsenalFX, a leading Visual Effects Post Production studio specializing in high end commercial finishing, has produced visual effects for two new national Lexus spots. The announcement was made today by ArsenalFX Executive Producer Ashley Hydrick.
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Milk To Create VFX For New" Doctor Who" Series
VFX house Milk Visual Effects – the company behind the visual effects created for the BBC’s "Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special episode: Day of the Doctor" - has been commissioned by the BBC to create the visual effects for the forthcoming eighth series of "Doctor Who," starring new Doctor Peter Capaldi. The new series will be broadcast in 2014.
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Santa Monica Based Visual Effects Studio Eight VFX Is Announcing Nationwide Sales Representation.
On the west coast, Eight has joined forces with Brad Grubaugh. Baptiste Andrieux, Partner and EP said ”We have had the pleasure of working with great directors on visible projects, this year…and I’m very happy to work with Brad on helping us reach the next level”.
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Nina Davenport Joins Animation Studio Clockwork VFX As Executive Producer
New York-Based Agency Production Veteran Will Lead Company’s Gotham Outpost
Solidifying its mark on the U.S. commercial animation market, acclaimed animation studio Clockwork VFX has added veteran agency producer Nina Davenport to its team. Davenport comes aboard the eight-year-old studio, following nearly five years as a Producer at UPROAR!,the New York-based kid /family centered marketing agency.
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ArsenalFX Provides Visual Effects for Three Celebrity-Directed Short Films Featured within the Canon/Ron Howard "Project Imagination" Film Festival
ArsenalFX Provides Visual Effects for Three Celebrity-Directed Short Films Featured within the Canon/Ron Howard "Project Imagination" Film FestivalArsenalFX Works with Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx and Biz Stone
ArsenalFX, a leading Visual Effects Post Production studio, recently produced visual effects featured within three celebrity-directed short films. These films, which were directed by Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, have just been presented as part of the 2013 Canon/Ron Howard “Project Imagination” Film Festival, both in New York and Los Angeles. ArsenalFX’s Creative Director Lauren Mayer-Beug was the VFX On-Set Supervisor during physical production of all three films.
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Berlin's ARRI Mitte Invests in a Mistika 4K DI System to service Feature Film and High-End Commercial Projects
Berlin's ARRI Mitte Invests in a Mistika 4K DI System to service Feature Film and High-End Commercial ProjectsARRI also chose Mistika to Finish Engaging 4K Feature Film "Run Boy Run"
Strategically placed in the centre of the trendy Mitte area of Berlin, brand new post production house ARRI Mitte has emerged and has invested in a Mistika 4K DI post production system from SGO's German Reseller creative tools, to service its high-end commercial and feature film projects. ARRI Mitte is the second facility related to the established parent company ARRI Film and TV Services Berlin GmbH and works on feature films by leading directors and with blue-chip clients for big brand names for ad campaigns for the likes of McDonald's, VW, Nikon, Fiat, Mobile.de, SKY, Danone Activia, Vodafone, Schweppes, BMW, Toshiba, Goretex, Sony Ericsson, Lipton Ice Tea and many others.
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Litepanels Go Thru Fire and Smoke for Wiegand on "Chicago Fire"
Litepanels Go Thru Fire and Smoke for Wiegand on "Chicago Fire"Most of the fire seen in the hit series "Chicago Fire" is real, if only occasionally supplemented by added flames in post VFX. To capture the intensity of this high action drama, cinematographer Lisa Wiegand relies on Litepanels Bi-Color 1x1s color adjustment capability and the durable MiniPlus, which she lovingly refers to as “bricks”.
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Visual Effects Society Issues “The State of the Global VFX Industry 2013” A Comprehensive Analysis of Business Drivers and Best Practices
Industry Experts Cite Improved Business Management as Key to Adapting to the Dynamic Global Marketplace; VES Commits to Further Action
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, released “The State of the Global VFX Industry 2013,” a strategic analysis of the business drivers impacting all sectors of the VFX industry working in film production – those emanating from within the business infrastructure and those imposed by a global economy – and presentation of solutions to mitigate instability. Initial recommendations focus on improving business and financial management acumen among artists and facilities management through training programs and new standards and practices. The whitepaper is the first outcome of a working group of diverse industry stakeholders convened in March 2013 by the VES, which has committed its continued leadership to forge and execute a blueprint for action.
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Shade VFX Expanding To New Location
Shade VFX Expanding To New LocationLisa Maher Named Business Development Executive
In response to expanding business, shade VFX announced today that the company has relocated to Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. The new facility doubles the space for the growing company. Lisa Maher, a veteran visual effects producer, has been named Business Development Executive for the four year-old company. Maher will report directly to Bryan Godwin, shade’s founder, owner and Visual Effects Supervisor, and David Van Dyke, shade’s Executive Producer.
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Athena Studios Produces Stop Motion Short Film on Self-Accountability in Association with Author Dr. Rick Kirschner
Athena Studios Produces Stop Motion Short Film on Self-Accountability in Association with Author Dr. Rick KirschnerAthena Studios, an Emeryville, CA-based company that provides full production services for film, TV, advertising, and multimedia clients and projects (and is also the production arm of AthenaOnline), has produced an original, stop-motion, animated short film. The announcement was made today by Jon V. Peters, CEO/Founder, Athena Studios.
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MAXON Applauds Oscar® and Visual Effects Society Awards Winners and Nominees
MAXON Applauds Oscar® and Visual Effects Society Awards Winners and NomineesInnovative VFX Sequences in Life of Pi, Prometheus and Men in Black 3 Benefit from CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D Technology
MAXON congratulates the many customers that won and were nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Visual Effects Society (VES) and other prominent creative arts organizations for outstanding achievement in the visual effects and other categories who leveraged the company’s professional 3D solutions – CINEMA 4D and Body Paint 3D – to create this year’s most proclaimed characters, backgrounds and environments.
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Dell Helps Soho VFX Siege the Castle in Time for Jack the Giant Slayer Premiere
Dell’s comprehensive media and entertainment solutions helped award-wining visual effects (VFX) studio,Soho VFX, deliver 214 visual effects shots on tight deadline, without sacrificing quality, for today’s opening of Jack the Giant Slayer, a fantasy—adventure film based on the Jack the Giant Killer and Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tales.
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Wayne Brinton, VFX Supervisor at Modus FX
The Importance of the Human Connection in the Digital Workflow
For visual effects supervisor Wayne Brinton, the secret to doing great work is great relationships. That means that the first task in every job is to put a face to the name. Not only does work move more smoothly that way, but for Brinton, even a short period of time together on set can save days of work back at the studio.
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Modus FX Appoints Anne Le Bouyonnec as VP Production
Le Bouyonnec Brings 25 years of Experience to Montreal VFX Facility
Modus FX announced the appointment of Anne Le Bouyonnec as VP production. Le Bouyonnec will act as liaison between executive management and the production team on the studio floor. She will be responsible for ensuring that on-floor production requirements are met, while overseeing resources and budgets. Le Bouyonnec brings over 25 years of artistic and organizational experience in the CG and VFX industry in Quebec to her new position, strengthening the executive team at Modus.
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Cinedeck Ships New Cinedeck MX To A Variety Of Customers
Leaders in broadcast, mobile OB and entertainment go tapeless and enjoy faster, more cost-effective file-based workflows
Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of mobile capture systems for motion picture and broadcast production, is shipping Cinedeck MX. The new, ground-breaking, multi-channel recorder is now delivering unparalleled codec versatility and extreme file-based performance to broadcast, mobile OB and post facilities, enabling them to take advantage of fully-tapeless workflows.
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Digital Domain Drives New Toyota Spot from Director Adam Berg
Digital Domain, a subsidiary of Digital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG) created an oppressive computer generated (CG) world to showcase Toyota’s new GT86 in a new spot titled “The Real Deal” from Stink director Adam Berg and Saatchi & Saatchi London. Berg, working with Saatchi & Saatchi's Andy Jex and Rob Potts, tapped Digital Domain to tell a story that mimics the car's key value - breaking out of a monotonous synthetic existence with the power, control and excitement of real life. Expertly wielding Digital Domain's deep digital production toolset, Berg worked with artists to create everything from digital characters to a stunning full virtual world. The spot aired August 17 in the UK.
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Pixomondo Taps Roma O’Connor and Joern Grosshans for London Office
Pixomondo Taps Roma O’Connor and Joern Grosshans for London OfficeInternational visual effects company Pixomondo has added two top-notch VFX industry professionals to their London office, Executive Producer Roma O’Connor and VFX Supervisor Joern Grosshans. The new additions bring a comprehensive industry understanding gained through years of experience to the London studio.
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Modus FX Turns Five
Modus FX Turns FiveMontreal Facility Raising the Bar for Visual Effects and Animation
Modus FX is cruising with successes on major film and TV productions, representation by the prestigious International Creative Management (ICM) agency, the recent opening of its previs division and two award nominations. Not bad for a company that turns five years old this month.
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Mothership and Digital Domain Create Second Action-Packed Teaser for "TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON" Video Game
Mothership and Digital Domain Create Second Action-Packed Teaser for "TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON" Video GameActivision Publishing, Inc. and High Moon Studios tapped Digital Domain and Mothership Director Neil Huxley to create the new teaser trailer for the highly anticipated TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON video game that premiered Monday, June 4, on SpikeTV’s GT.TV. Picking up where the first teaser (December 2011) ended, the new :90 short delivers a fast-paced, high-impact battle sequence revealing new hero characters including fan favorite METROPLEX. The full trailer can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyW5KMMDjZw .
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UnitZeroVFX Producing VFX for “The Quiet Ones”
Boutique visual effects provider embarks on first feature film project for Hammer, an Exclusive Media company, and TPSC Films.
UnitZeroVFX, a division of the award-winning studio The Traveling Picture Show Company, announced today that it will serve as sole visual effects provider for Hammer’s The Quiet Ones, a supernatural thriller directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2: Terminal) and starring Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, ‘Mad Men’), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) Erin Richards (‘Breaking In’, ‘Being Human’), Olivia Cooke (‘The Secret of Crickley Hall’, ‘The Fuse’) and West-End theater actor Rory Fleck-Byrne. The film is produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit through the Gift Shop) and Ben Holden in association with TPSC Films.
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Volt Studios Heats Up With Summer Expansion
Volt Studios Heats Up With Summer ExpansionMinneapolis Post Studio Adds MPC Remote Color Viewing, Exclusive Minneapolis Representation of Editor Jonathan Del Gatto & New VFX/Design Talent
Summer marks a time of expansion for premiere Minneapolis post studio Volt Studios with the launch of its remote color viewing services through MPC (The Moving Picture Company), exclusive Minneapolis representation of editor Jonathan Del Gatto, and the addition of two staff artists to Volt Studios’ motion graphics and VFX department.
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Cinedeck Software Upgrades Ship With More Native Codecs, Including Dnxhd 444, Plus New 3D Stereo Visualization Tools
Cinedeck Software Upgrades Ship With More Native Codecs, Including Dnxhd 444, Plus New 3D Stereo Visualization ToolsCinedeck’s software-based architecture enables greater capability and faster development
Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for motion picture and broadcast production, continues to set new benchmarks in codec choice and operational capability with the release of its version 3.5 software for Cinedeck RX and portable Cinedeck EX record, monitoring and playback systems. Cinedeck systems already deliver unrivalled codec choice and toolsets to enable the fastest production workflow available, and the trailblazing highlights of the v3.5 release include even more native codec support, including DNxHD 444, DVCPro HD, DPX, XDCAM EX-1440, AVC-Intra, MPEG-IMX, JFIF Meridien, H.264 capture and playback, and Nanoflash MXF playback. (Features vary by model.)
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CRASH+SUES Rocks With Stop-Motion Animation + VFX For Imagination Movers’ New DVD for Kids of All Ages
CRASH+SUES Rocks With Stop-Motion Animation + VFX For Imagination Movers’ New DVD for Kids of All Ages‘Rock-o-Matic’ Heralds the Emmy Award-winning Band’s 2012 Nationwide Tour and The New Season Of Its Hit Series on the Disney Junior Network
When the Imagination Movers were ready to release “Rock-o-Matic,” their latest DVD of music videos targeted to children and parents alike, they came to CRASH+SUES (C+S) for an innovate approach to creating music video vignettes that would bring their songs to life. The full-service post production company’s multi-disciplined team took a fresh, collaborative approach to the project, providing a full pallet of editorial, visual effects, stop motion animation, color correction and finishing – as well as some production services – for six of the seven videos featured on the DVD, in addition to cutting all of the interstitials and authoring the disk.
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Colorfront Launches Transkoder Engine At NAB 2012
New workflow workhorse fits straight into existing facility architecture
– Academy Award-winning developer Colorfront has launched a new product line that automates fast, high-quality digital file conversion for studios and VFX facilities involved in motion picture and high-end TV production. The standalone Transkoder Engine is based on Colorfront’s award-winning On-Set Dailies architecture and uses cost-effective, commodity hardware, to deliver faster-than-realtime processing to transcode, decode, convert and process files for multiple deliverables.
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Cinedeck RX Proves A Hit For Broadcast, Mobile OB, Aerial And VFX Applications
Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of mobile capture systems for motion picture and broadcast production, has enjoyed considerable adoption success with Cinedeck RX, its rack-mount, solid-state recorder, and today released details of how customers have implemented the technology across a diverse range of broadcast, mobile OB, visual effects (VFX) and aerial cinematography applications.
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New Cinedeck MX Replaces Tapedeck And Delivers Faster, More Cost-Effective Workflow
Feature-packed Cinedeck MX to be introduced at NAB 2012, Cinedeck Booth #SL13417
Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of mobile capture systems for motion picture and broadcast production, today announced the debut of Cinedeck MX, a new multi-channel recorder offering unparalleled codec versatility and extreme workflow performance to broadcast and post production facilities, at NAB 2011 (Cinedeck Booth #SL13417).
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New Cinedeck MX Replaces Tapedeck And Delivers Faster, More Cost-Effective Workflow
New Cinedeck MX Replaces Tapedeck And Delivers Faster, More Cost-Effective WorkflowFeature-packed Cinedeck MX to be introduced at NAB 2012, Cinedeck Booth #SL13417
Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of mobile capture systems for motion picture and broadcast production, today announced the debut of Cinedeck MX, a new multi-channel recorder offering unparalleled codec versatility and extreme workflow performance to broadcast and post production facilities, at NAB 2011 (Cinedeck Booth #SL13417).
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Modus FX Brings the Winter to "Mirror Mirror"
Modus FX Brings the Winter to "Mirror Mirror"Montreal Facility Delivers 194 Shots in Eight Weeks
Modus FX completed 194 shots in a remarkable eight weeks for "Mirror Mirror", Tarsem Singh’s whimsical adaptation of the popular Snow White folk story. Modern-day behavior and speech are set in a rich fairytale world, creating a light-hearted coming-of-age story for audiences of all ages. While larger-than-life characters, such as the wicked queen, played by Julia Roberts, drive the narrative, the sets and costumes are crucial for establishing the magic and the feel of the film.
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14 Academy Award-Nominated Movies: One Thing in Common
Digital Artists Worldwide Used Autodesk Digital Entertainment Creation Software to Create 2011's Most Celebrated Movies
Digital artists devoted days and years behind the scenes to help create the movie magic seen in many of this year's Academy Award-nominated films. In the categories for Best Visual Effects and Best Animated Film (Feature and Short) in particular, many artists relied on the same set of tools -- Digital Entertainment Creation (DEC) software from Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK).
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Digital Domain Creates an Emotional Story for Powerful "TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON" Teaser
Digital Domain Creates an Emotional Story for Powerful "TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON" TeaserActivision Publishing, Inc and High Moon Studios tapped Digital Domain and Mothership Director Neil Huxley to create the unexpected teaser for "TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON" that premiered December 10th during the 2011 Video Game Awards show on Spike TV. Powerful and dark, with a filmic look and feel, the :90 piece hooks gamers with emotional imagery, a haunting track and redemptive story, and reveals the entree of popular 'bots into the Transformers game world for the first time.
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THX® Announces New THX cineSpace™ Partner Program at SMPTE 2011
Program Offers Access to Development Versions of THX cineSpace Products, Expanded Training Opportunities for Best Practices and Enables Communication between Production Facilities
THX Ltd. today announced the THX cineSpace™ Partner Program, a growing ecosystem of experts in the content production space, with a common goal of offering products that ensure quality end-customer experiences and effective color management throughout the production chain. Representing Digital Intermediate grading and restoration systems used in major facilities all over the world to finish feature films, television shows and commercials, the new program promotes proper implementation and use of the THX cineSpace color management software. It enables partner companies to access development versions of new THX cineSpace products for alpha and beta testing, and to use THX cineSpace in end-user training programs to ensure customers get the most out of the combination of THX cineSpace and their products.
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Creative Firm Post Asylum Hires Jessica Smith as Editor
Creative Firm Post Asylum Hires Jessica Smith as EditorDallas-based Post Asylum, a full service creative firm specializing in commercial and feature film post production, announced today they have hired Jessica Smith as Editor. Post Asylum offers creative editorial and finish, as well as animation and visual effects.
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Eight VFX Partners with Saatchi & Saatchi LA for Toyota Prius "People Person" Campaign
Eight VFX Partners with Saatchi & Saatchi LA for Toyota Prius "People Person" CampaignTo bring the ambitious spot to life, director, Mr. Hide, and production company, The Sweet Shop, teamed with Santa Monica-based company Eight VFX, whose founders Baptiste Andrieux and Jean-Marc Demmer have built an industry-wide reputation for inspired work in commercials, film and TV.
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Imagineer Systems and Curious Turtle Announce Newest Real-World Training Course for mocha and mocha Pro
“mocha Projects” Training Course Delivered in Modular “App Packs” Focused on Key Features of mocha, mocha Pro and Using Real-World Examples and Footage
Imagineer Systems today announced the launch of Curious Turtle’s newest and most comprehensive training course entitled “mocha Projects: Real-World Solutions with Imagineer Systems’ mocha & mocha Pro.”
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Eight VFX is at it Again for MJZ's Rocky Morton and David & Goliath
Eight VFX is at it Again for MJZ's Rocky Morton and David & GoliathIn six short years since founding their Santa Monica-based studio Eight VFX, Baptiste Andrieux and Jean-Marc Demmer have built an industry-wide reputation for inspired work across the commercials, film and TV space. Recently, the collective put their gift for artistic innovation in the service of the new Carl's Jr (Hardee's) spot titled Robot via David & Goliath, slated for a late June launch on TV, Radio, Cinema, OOH/Guerilla, and In-Store.
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World-Renowned VFX Company MPC Announces The Spring Opening Of Their New York Studio
MPC will be opening the doors of its new creative studio in New York with a complete range of integrated services. In addition to the world class Visual Effects work the company is known for, the studio will tap into the global MPC network of creative talent and resources to provideColor Grading and Digital, Design and Production Services across the US markets.
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8th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Announces Winners
The Los Angeles 3-D Club (SCSC) is pleased to announce the winners of The 8th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival, whose mission is to showcase the best independent stereoscopic 3-D filmmaking from around the world. The festival took place on May 14th-15th, 2011, at the Downtown Independent Theater in Los Angeles.
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Luma Pictures Saddles Up with the Coens for “True Grit”
VFX Studio Completes Fourth Collaboration with Academy Award®-Winning Directors
"True Grit", from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, opening nationwide today, marks the fourth collaboration between Luma Pictures and Academy Award®-winning directors Joel and Ethan Coen.
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Prime Focus Contributes Spectacular Visual Effects to “TRON: Legacy”
Global visual entertainment services group Prime Focus has contributed over 120 visual effects shots to the much-anticipated Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures stereoscopic release “TRON: Legacy”. The film, which is directed by Joseph Kosinski and stars Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde, hit theaters December 17, 2010.
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ARRI Film & TV and ARRI Rental Are On Board for "Wickie and the Treasure of the Gods"
ARRI Film & TV and ARRI Rental Are On Board for "Wickie and the Treasure of the Gods"ARRI FILM & TV and ARRI Rental are on board for: WICKIE AND THE TREASURE OF THE GODS, Germany’s first live action 3D production is being shot in 3D with the support of ARRI Rental, while ARRI Film & TV will be present on set.
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Prime Focus Completes 90 VFX Shots for 'How Earth Made Us'
Prime Focus has completed over 90 VFX shots for the BBC's new 5 x 60m HD series "How Earth Made Us." The program explores how geology, geography and climate have influenced and continue to shape human history. Each episode examines a different force, including the effects of deep earth, wind, fire and water.
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MAXON Software Plays Starring Role in G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Surrogates and District 9
3D Artists Leverage Software to Create Spectacular Special Effects and Lush Environments
Some of this year’s hottest movies, including G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Surrogates and District 9, all have one thing in common – they feature spectacular CG animation and visual effects sequences created with MAXON’s CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D, the leading 3D animation software celebrated for its intuitive interface, powerful toolset and positive impact on productivity.
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NCIS, CSI: NY, House, True Blood, The Good Wife: Autodesk Software Fills the Air
Many of This Season's Most-Watched Programs Feature Autodesk Technology
Post-production houses regularly turn to digital entertainment creation software from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), to help bring movie-like visual effects into millions of homes in this season's most-watched television programs. Highlights include a 3D video game universe in "House," the evocative color finishing of "Mad Men" and the UEFA Europa League rebrand.
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Acid Trips and History on the Big Screen in Taking Woodstock
Mr. X Delivers Visual Effects for Ang Lee’s Latest Film
Mr. X, one of Canada’s leading post houses, created visual effects for director Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock, which opens in theatres Aug. 28. Based on Elliot Tiber’s autobiographical book, the film is a coming-of-age story set in the social upheaval of 1969.
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nVeil Invites Digital Artists to Create, Share New Veil Creations During its Summer ‘nVeil UnVeiling’ Contest
All Customers Purchasing nVeil Before July 25 Receive Second License Free When They Submit Their Own Creations to the nVeil Library; Best Submission Wins Prize
Storek Studio, the creators of nVeil, the visually stunning new VFX plug in for Final Cut Pro users, announced today a new summer promotion and contest for new customers; the “nVeil UnVeiling” contest.
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