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iZotope Celebrates 15th Birthday with 64-bit Version of Free Vinyl Plug-in
News: iZotope Celebrates 15th Birthday with 64-bit Version of Free Vinyl Plug-inA fan favorite for lo-fi sound is re-released with new Spin Down feature and AAX/VST3 support
iZotope, Inc., makers of award-winning tools for audio production, is announcing the re-release of Vinyl, their free vinyl simulation plug-in. By emulating the characteristics of vintage records and record players, Vinyl is the ultimate lo-fi weapon for anyone looking to add the dirty, dusty feel of a different era to their sound.
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Dolby chooses Baselight X for ultimate grading and finishing
News: Dolby chooses Baselight X for ultimate grading and finishingFilmLight’s latest Baselight system fuels Dolby’s drive for HDR
FilmLight announced today that Dolby, long-term client and technology partner, has taken delivery of one of the first Baselight X systems, the latest and most advanced implementation of the Baselight hardware range yet. Baselight X, designed with exceptional power and performance for the most demanding projects, will be used in the Dolby Vision mastering suite in the company’s Burbank facility.
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Avid Congratulates Its Customers Nominated for the 66th Annual ACE Eddie Awards
Editors Embrace Avid Everywhere to Cut the Most Celebrated Films and Television Shows of the Year
Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today congratulated its customers in the professional video editing community for their outstanding achievements at the 2016 American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Awards held on January 29 in Los Angeles. An overwhelming number of award winners and nominees embraced Avid EverywhereTM, using the industry’s most proven and trusted video editing software Avid Media Composer®.
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Winners Announced at Art Directors Guild Awards
News: Winners Announced at Art Directors Guild AwardsThe Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) tonight announced winners of its 20th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, in 11 categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during a black-tie ceremony at The Beverly Hilton. “The Martian” (Arthur Max), “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Colin Gibson) and “The Revenant” (Jack Fisk) won Best Production Design for Feature Film. Television winners included “Game of Thrones” (Deborah Riley), “House of Cards” (Steve Arnold), “American Horror Story: Hotel” (Mark Worthington), “The Big Bang Theory” (John Shaffner) and “The Muppets” (Denise Pizzini) respectively. The awards took place before an audience of more than 900, including guild members, industry executives and press. ADG President Nelson Coates and Art Directors Council Chair Marcia Hinds presided over the awards ceremony with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host for the third year-in-a-row.
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Matthew Johnson's Sundance Film "Operation Avalanche" Shot on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras
News: Matthew Johnson's Sundance Film "Operation Avalanche" Shot on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema CamerasBlackmagic Design announced today the highly anticipated Sundance film “Operation Avalanche” was shot using Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras. The film, by award winning director Matthew Johnson and DPs Jared Raab and Andrew Appelle, was shot using the Pocket Cinema Cameras, along with a unique film conversion workflow to capture the look and feel of an underground 1960s documentary.
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Josh Brolin To Present Art Directors Guild Award To David O. Russell At 20th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards
News: Josh Brolin To Present Art Directors Guild Award To David O. Russell At 20th Annual Art Directors Guild AwardsOscar®-nominated actor Josh Brolin will present the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Cinematic Imagery Award to Oscar-nominated filmmaker David O. Russell at the 20th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards on Sunday, January 31 at The Beverly Hilton. The announcement was made by ADG Council Chair Marcia Hinds and Awards Producer Thomas Wilkins. The ceremony, presented by DXV by American Standard and hosted by comedian Owen Benjamin, will honor the prestigious spectrum of Russell’s extraordinary award-winning work.
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2016 HPA Tech Retreat Unveils Expanded Schedule
Diverse Offerings Take Attendees From Deep Space, Through Virtual Reality, To Star Wars and Beyond HDR With Fascinating Stops Along the Way
The HPA Tech Retreat® has announced the latest schedule for the 22nd HPA Tech Retreat. The HPA Tech Retreat takes place February 16 to 19, 2016, in Indian Wells, California.
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Los York's Dexton Deboree Writes/Directes New Content Campaign for Jordan
News: Los York's Dexton Deboree Writes/Directes New Content Campaign for JordanLos York's Managing Partner Dexton Deboree has just written and directed a new, 360 campaign for Jordan Melo 12 "Built for More." The main spot launched on multiple channels last week, including www.jordan.com, Facebook, and Instagram. Additional digital and social content, key Home Page images and a retail video; which all feature a common creative thread and theme, also launched.
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StoryBoard Artist Version 7 Now Available
California based PowerProduction Software today announces StoryBoard Artist Version 7, the essential digital and animatic storyboard creation tool for filmmakers. StoryBoard Artist Version gives you the simplicity and speed of working in 2D environments with all the flexibility you want when creating a 3D representation of your vision. Version 7 adds an unlimited number of character poses, advanced motion graphics, and integration with StoryBoard mobile apps for previs creation across devices.
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Manhattan Production Music Establishes First-Ever Los Angeles Office And Names Long Time Production Music Executive Andrew Robbins, Senior Director Of Film/TV Music
Based in New York City, Manhattan Production Music (MPM,) an industry leader in providing music to entertainment, broadcasting, advertising, and multi-media clients, has established its first-ever Los Angeles office. Concurrently, the company has named Andrew Robbins as its new Senior Director of Film/TV Music. 
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Manhattan Production Music Establishes First-ever Los Angeles Office And Names Long Time Production Music Executive Andrew Robbins
News: Manhattan Production Music Establishes First-ever Los Angeles Office And Names Long Time Production Music Executive Andrew RobbinsRobbins to be Senior Director Of Film/TV Music
Based in New York City, Manhattan Production Music (MPM,) an industry leader in providing music to entertainment, broadcasting, advertising, and multi-media clients, has established its first-ever Los Angeles office. Concurrently, the company has named Andrew Robbins as its new Senior Director of Film/TV Music.
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Kodak and Sundance Institute Collaborate To Support Independent Filmmakers
Kodak and Sundance Institute are collaborating to support the Institute’s preservation efforts while also supporting independent filmmakers who are using motion picture film. As part of the new alliance, Kodak is providing film to the Sundance Institute’s Archives, which hosts a wealth of images, tapes and artifacts preserved over its rich 35-year history. Kodak is also creating 35mm exhibition prints for filmmakers who originated their projects on film and those with features in the U.S. Competition categories at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival who want to screen a film print. Additionally, Kodak is offering Sundance Lab participants a 50% discount on film purchased for origination of their project.
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Kodak and Sundance Institute Collaborate
Kodak and Sundance Institute are collaborating to support the Institute’s preservation efforts while also supporting independent filmmakers who are using motion picture film. As part of the new alliance, Kodak is providing film to the Sundance Institute’s Archives, which hosts a wealth of images, tapes and artifacts preserved over its rich 35-year history. Kodak is also creating 35mm exhibition prints for filmmakers who originated their projects on film and those with features in the U.S. Competition categories at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival who want to screen a film print. Additionally, Kodak is offering Sundance Lab participants a 50% discount on film purchased for origination of their project.
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Adobe Video Tools Get Rave Reviews at Sundance 2016 Film Festival used Adobe Premiere Pro CC as their primary digital editing software.
Much-Anticipated “Hail, Caesar!” from Universal Pictures, and “Deadpool,” from 20th Century Fox, Cut Using Premiere Pro CC
From independent productions to Hollywood headliners, 51 films debuting at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival used Adobe Premiere Pro CC as their primary digital editing software.
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KFX Technology debuts high end motorised slider with Ronford Baker at BSC Expo 2016
News: KFX Technology debuts high end motorised slider with Ronford Baker at BSC Expo 2016See the new KFX Technology motorised Slider on Ronford Baker stand 209 at BSC Expo, 29-30 January 2016, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
KFX Technology will launch their new high end motorised slider at the BSC Expo 2016 on the Ronford Baker stand, #209. KFX Technology was chosen by Ronford Baker to collaborate on motorising their well known sliders after impressing them with the high quality engineering of the KFX Aurora Remote Head. The Aurora head is precision engineered, easy and intuitive to use, with more than enough power for the most demanding applications, and already has an established success and reputation in the movie industry worldwide.
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TED2016 in Cinemas - Speakers Announced - 1.15.16
News: TED2016 in Cinemas - Speakers Announced - 1.15.16February 15 LIVEEvent in Local Movie Theaters Presented by Fathom Events and BY Experience in Partnership with TED
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Artists Honored at AFI AWARDS 2015
News: Artists Honored at AFI AWARDS 2015J.J. Abrams, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Steven Spielberg Among Honorees; AFI Conservatory Boasts 39 Alumni Among the 20 Creative Ensembles Behind the Year’s Most Outstanding Films and Television
America’s finest film and television artists were among the guests honored today by the American Film Institute (AFI) at its annual AFI AWARDS 2015 luncheon. With no winners or losers, AFI AWARDS celebrates the creative ensembles behind the year’s most outstanding storytelling in film and television.
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Kodak Launches Super 8 Filmmaking Revival Initiative at CES 2016
News: Kodak Launches Super 8 Filmmaking Revival Initiative at CES 2016Filmmakers rally behind Kodak’s revival of Super 8
On the heels of celebrating 50 years of manufacturing Super 8 film, Kodak is launching an initiative aimed at putting Super 8 cameras into the hands of a new generation of filmmakers as well as meeting the needs of top directors, indie filmmakers and others who appreciate the art and craft of filmmaking.
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yU+co. Turns Downtown Los Angeles into a Mammoth Digital Playground for Grand Park and The Music Center's N.Y.E.L.A.
News: yU+co. Turns Downtown Los Angeles into a Mammoth Digital Playground for Grand Park and The Music Center's N.Y.E.L.A.In a first-of-its-kind immersive spectacle, dazzling digital imagery will appear to “bounce” between City Hall, the County Hall of Records and The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion as Los Angeles counts down to 2016.
On New Year’s Eve, three iconic buildings in downtown Los Angeles will provide the canvas for a projection mapping display unlike anything seen before. Part of the 3rd annual Grand Park + Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A., the breathtaking spectacle of morphing light, color, shape and sound will envelop—and sometimes appear to travel between—the facades of City Hall, the County Hall of Records and The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and celebrate Los Angeles as it joins other cities around the globe in ringing in the New Year.
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Boris FX Launches Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC
News: Boris FX Launches Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CCNew BCC 10 plug-ins from Boris FX bring advanced finishing tools, 3D titling, and integrated mocha planar tracking & masking to Creative Cloud professional video apps
Boris Continuum Complete 10 (BCC 10) is a new package of professional plug-ins available for Adobe® Creative Cloud® video applications. Highlights include integrated mocha® technology for advanced masking and effects isolation; BCC Beauty Studio, a skin smoothing and retouching filter; and BCC Title Studio, Boris FX’s next generation 2D/3D titling and motion graphics plug-in. BCC 10 for Adobe was designed to give professional video editors and motion graphics artists working with Adobe video applications complementary creative tools for television/film post-production and broadcast finishing. For current BCC 9 users, the low-cost upgrade to BCC 10 adds many new image effects and transition plug-ins for creative looks including Video Glitch, Light Leaks, Cross Melt and more.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio Now Available in Mac App Store for US$499
The full version of its professional editing and color correction software, is now available in a Mac only version in the App Store for Mac OS X for only USD$499
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio Now Available in Mac App Store for $499 12 Studio, the full version of its professional editing and color correction software, is now available in a Mac only version in the App Store for Mac OS X for only USD$499.
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12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival
News: 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Announces Winners 3-D SPACE, Stereo Sisters, and the LA 3-D Club are pleased to announce the winners of The 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival. The festival’s mission is to showcase the best independent stereoscopic 3-D filmmaking from around the world. This year’s fest took place on Dec 12th-13th, 2015 at the Downtown Independent theater in Los Angeles. The festival featured over 30 independent 3-D short films, 14 student produced films, 5 stereoscopic feature motion pictures, including the world theatrical premiere of the 3-D Film Archive’s digital restoration of 1954 war drama DRAGONFLY SQUADRON, an Emerging Technologies and Virtual Reality showcase, and the 56th Hollywood International Exhibition of Stereoscopic Photography.
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AFI AWARDS 2015 Official Selections Announced
The Year’s Most Outstanding Achievements in Motion Pictures and Television
The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the Official Selections of AFI AWARDS 2015, celebrating the year's most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image.
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SMPTE Board Approves Creation of SMPTE U.K. Region and Appoints Bruce Devlin Governor
SMPTE U.K. Region Is Home to New SMPTE Student Chapter at Southampton Solent University
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, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has formally approved the creation of the SMPTE U.K. Region and appointed Bruce Devlin, chief media scientist at Dalet, to serve as its first governor.
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Adidas and ESPN Films Release Short Documentary Series Produced by Process
News: Adidas and ESPN Films Release Short Documentary Series Produced by ProcessProcess, a NYC-based film and branded content production company, recently collaborated with Adidas and ESPN Films to create “Pioneers,” a series of three cinematic short documentary films. Each film highlights a professional sports figure and debuts today on ESPN.go.com with The Mark Gonzales Ride, here, directed by Marah Strauch (Sunshine Superman). Gonzo will also air on SportsCenter on Friday, December 18th in the 6-7PM EST segment.
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2015 National Film Registry: "Ghostbusters" Gets The Call
“Top Gun,” “L.A. Confidential” and Edison’s “Sneeze” Among Film Additions
Acting Librarian of Congress David Mao announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures to be named to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. These films, which epitomize the diversity and richness of the nation’s cinematic heritage, have been identified as motion pictures that deserve to be preserved because of their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance.
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White Mark Designs A New Sound Suite At Mosfilm
News: White Mark Designs A New Sound Suite At MosfilmThe UK company has a long history of delivering exceptional audio facilities to prestigious Russian Clients.
Mosfilm, Russia's largest and oldest film studio complex, recently opened a new post production suite that was designed by UK acoustic consultancy White Mark Ltd.
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VFX Producer Andrea D'Amico Joins FuseFX
News: VFX Producer Andrea D'Amico Joins FuseFXAward-winning visual effects studio FuseFX has brought on veteran VFX Producer Andrea D’Amico. D’Amico arrives with more than 25 years of experience in visual effects, including tenures at Eden FX, Digital Domain, RIOT, P.O.P. and CIS Hollywood. Most recently, she served as VFX Producer at MPC Montreal, on Fox’s Victor Frankenstein.
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Legendary Filmmaker Oliver Stone to be honored with Lifetime Vision Award at 2016 Sun Valley Film Festival
News: Legendary Filmmaker Oliver Stone to be honored with Lifetime Vision Award at 2016 Sun Valley Film FestivalOliver Stone, Academy Award®-winning writer and director, will be honored with the Lifetime Vision Award at the 2016 Sun Valley Film Festival, (SVFF), March 2-6 in Sun Valley, Idaho, presented by Zions Bank. Stone has been credited with writing and directing over 20 full-length feature films, earning him a well-respected place in cinematic history for some of the most influential and iconic films of the last two decades.
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12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Schedule is online
News: 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Schedule is online3-D SPACE is pleased to announce the dates for the 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival, to be held on Saturday December 12th and Sunday, December 13th, 2015, at the Downtown Independent Theater. The festival will showcase a selection of new international 3-D shorts in competition, 3-D feature films, special presentations, the 56th Hollywood International Exhibition of Stereo Photography. Top award winning entries will receive prizes and the coveted LA 3-D Movie Festival ‘Ro-Man’ trophies.
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Tokyo Laboratory (Togen) Installs New Cintel Film Scanner
News: Tokyo Laboratory (Togen) Installs New Cintel Film ScannerBlackmagic Design today announced that Tokyo Laboratory LTD (Togen), a film laboratory with 60 years of history, has installed Blackmagic’s new Cintel Film Scanner, where it will be used to provide real time, Ultra HD digital film scanning and keycode telecine.
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TMD powers new cultural archive project at RTÉ
Archiving technology builds on award-winning TMD functionality at Irish national broadcaster
TMD, the leading provider of asset management systems for digital and physical assets, has embarked on a project with Irish national broadcaster RTÉ to archive 10,000 hours of its news archive, a resource of huge cultural and historical significance. The storage for the archive project is being implemented and led by Eurotek, TMD’s systems integration partner in Ireland.
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DP Christian Sebaldt, ASC, Uses Blackmagic Cinema Cameras on CBS' "Rush Hour"
Blackmagic Design today announced that Christian Sebaldt, ASC, DP on CBS’ new “Rush Hour” TV show, is using the Blackmagic Cinema Camera PL to shoot selected action, stunt and car scenes.
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ART DIRECTORS GUILD Announces Lifetime Achievement Awards
News: ART DIRECTORS GUILD Announces Lifetime Achievement AwardsScenic Artist Bill Anderson, Oscar®-nominated Matte Artist Harrison Ellenshaw and Set Designer William J. Newmon, II join Emmy®-winning and Oscar®- winner Production Designer Patrizia von Brandenstein to be honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 20th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards (IATSE Local 800), announced today by ADG Council Chairperson Marcia Hinds and Awards Producer Thomas Wilkins. The Awards Gala, presented by DXV by American Standard, will be held on January 31, 2016 at a black-tie ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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iPi Soft Motion Capture Software Helps Mobile Content Developer AWE Create Historic-Themed Virtual Reality Content For Toronto’s Fort York
News: iPi Soft Motion Capture Software Helps Mobile Content Developer AWE Create Historic-Themed Virtual Reality Content For Toronto’s Fort YorkMarkerless Motion Capture Technology Plays Key Role In Bringing Past To Life At Nine Acre Fort York National Historical Site
History buffs who have wondered about witnessing great moments in time are one step closer thanks to Toronto-based mobile content developer AWE, that used iPi Motion Capture, the leading markerless motion capture solution developed by iPi Soft, to create a one-of-a-kind virtual reality experience at the Fort York National Historic Site in Toronto. Using Google Cardboard, visitors to the nine-acre location in Toronto will be able to experience key battle scenes, military fortifications and the significant role that Fort York has played in the country’s history in a simulated, immersive 3-D environment.
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SMPTE 2015 Draws Record Number of Attendees That Enjoys Rich Lineup of Speakers and Exhibitors
News: SMPTE 2015 Draws Record Number of Attendees That Enjoys Rich Lineup of Speakers and ExhibitorsSurge in Technical Presentations, Technology Exhibitions, and Attendees Reflects Rapid Evolution of the Industry
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, today announced that the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) exceeded organizers' expectations, drawing more than 75 expert presentations, nearly 100 exhibitors, and 2,328 registered attendees hailing from more than 35 countries — the highest attendance in more than a decade. The SMPTE conference is the premier annual event for motion-imaging and media technology, production, operations, and the allied arts and sciences.
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12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival
News: 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie FestivalFestival to feature program of international 3-D short films
3-D SPACE is pleased to announce the dates for the 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival, to be held on Saturday December 12th and Sunday, December 13th, 2015, at the Downtown Independent Theater. The festival will showcase a selection of new international 3-D shorts in competition, 3-D feature films, special presentations, the 56th Hollywood International Exhibition of Stereo Photography. Top award winning entries will receive prizes and the coveted LA 3-D Movie Festival ‘Ro-Man’ trophies.
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Darin Grant Joins Solid Angle as VP of Engineering
News: Darin Grant Joins Solid Angle as VP of EngineeringVeteran Technology Exec To Focus on Scaling Development Efforts, Cloud Rendering Strategy
Solid Angle SL, developer of the Arnold advanced image renderer, announced that Darin Grant has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering. Former CTO at Digital Domain and Method Studios and having held senior technology roles at DreamWorks Animation and Google, Grant will help the company scale development operations as its customer base continues to grow, and lead its cloud rendering initiative.
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Leftfield Entertainment Relies on FUJINON Cabrios for Production of Variety of New TV Shows
News: Leftfield Entertainment Relies on FUJINON Cabrios for Production of Variety of New TV ShowsNew York-based full service production group Leftfield Entertainment produces some of the most popular genre-defining programming in television today, with work on everything from reality shows and documentaries to historical programs. For numerous recent productions, the company has counted on FUJINON Cabrio PL lenses, including the 19-90mm and 85-300mm optics. Leftfield Pictures, a Leftfield Entertainment company, has used FUJINON Cabrio lenses for a number of productions for History channel shows, including Pawn Stars, Counting Cars, Alone and American Restoration. The production company also used FUJINON lenses to shoot Cutting It: In the ATL, a show appearing on WE tv that follows four headstrong salon owners as they compete to bring in the most business and dominate the Atlanta hair game.
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Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Produce Patient Television with Blackmagic Design
News: 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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Art Directors Guild Announces DXV as ADG Awards Presenting Sponsor Of 20th Annual ADG Excellence In Production Design Awards, Jan.31
DXV Will Also Launch the First Commercially-Available Residential Faucets Created With 3D Printing
The Art Directors Guild announces DXV by American Standard as the exclusive Presenting Sponsor for its upcoming 20th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on January 31, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Today’s announcement was made by ADG President Mimi Gramatky and Awards Producer Thomas Wilkins.
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Digital Asset Management Symposium Unveils Lineup of Speakers
News: Digital Asset Management Symposium Unveils Lineup of SpeakersPresentations Feature Experts on Digital Asset Management in Media & Entertainment, Gaming, Genealogy and Public Service Fields
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) has announced a full roster of speakers for the 2015 Digital Asset Symposium (DAS), taking place Nov. 18-19 in Portland, Ore., at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. Experts from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), FamilySearch, Game Metadata and Citation Project (GAMECIP), the International Association of the Chiefs of Police (IACP), and Stanford University will discuss their approach to handling video, audio, written and physical materials in their respective fields.
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Zoic Adds Executive Producer Jeff Blodgett
News: Zoic Adds Executive Producer Jeff BlodgettCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added Jeff Blodgett as Executive Producer. Blodgett has over two decades of experience as an Executive Producer in VFX/Animation, with lengthy stints at top studios Sight Effects, Radium/Reel FX and Brickyard VFX. Blodgett joins currentvCommercial Division Executive Producers Ian Unterreiner and Matt Thunell. Over the past two years, Zoic has gained traction and put considerable resources into experiential work and advanced visualization research and development. The addition of Blodgett comes at a time of growth and further diversification of the studio that has offered award-winning visual effects and design for film, television and advertising since 2002.
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MAKE-UP ARTISTS & HAIR STYLISTS GUILD Names Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
Make-up artist Ve Neill and hair stylist Yolanda Toussieng, both Oscar® and Emmy® winners, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (IATSE, Local 706) honoring both make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. The black tie event will be held Saturday, February 20, at Paramount Studios Theatre, Hollywood. The announcement was made today by Susan Cabral-Ebert, President of IATSE Local 706.
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Boris FX Releases Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Avid
News: Boris FX Releases Boris Continuum Complete 10 for AvidNew BCC 10 plug-ins bring integrated mocha tracking and masking, new 3D titling, and advanced finishing tools to the Avid timeline.
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The Walk: Largest Use of Cloud Computing in Film History
Award-winning VFX Company Joins UPP and Rodeo FX to Recapture the Legendary Walk Between the World Trade Center Towers. Lead VFX vendor Atomic Fiction needed a more efficient way to do the compute-intensive, and traditionally very expensive, processes of rendering. The company used their cloud-based software Conductor, which allows artists to offload the processing from their own computers and send it to the cloud. By the end of the project, Atomic Fiction had completed 9.1 million hours of processing in the cloud, which equates to over a millennium of processing time!
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Actor Gerald Auger cast in Australian production LOST FACE and Russian production PETERSBURG, A SELFIE
News: Actor Gerald Auger cast in Australian production LOST FACE and Russian production PETERSBURG, A SELFIEHe produced and starred in BOHEMIAN BLOOD in The Frightening 48 Hour Film Challenge in Northern Alberta
Gerald Auger – actor, producer, writer, entrepreneur and motivational speaker of Woodland Cree descent from Alberta, Canada has a busy fall with roles in three short films: “Lost Face”, “Petersburg. A Selfie”, and an independent short film “Bohemian Blood” for The Frightening 48 Hour Film Challenge. This is a man on a mission and his characters capture the essence of his talent.
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NewFilmmakers' Annual Los Angeles Video Product Event Comes to Hollywood Center Studios
News: NewFilmmakers' Annual Los Angeles Video Product Event Comes to Hollywood Center StudiosHistoric studio sets up temporary theater to screen emerging filmmakers’ visions of the City of LA.
Hollywood Center Studios recently played host to 21 up-and-coming filmmakers participating in The Los Angeles Video Project “What’s Your LA?” presented by NewFilmmakers Los Angeles. The annual event featured screenings of short films by storytellers evoking their Los Angeles experiences.
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SMPTE Releases Trailer for 'Moving Images' Documentary
Interviews and Archival Content Acquired for Film Reflect a Century of Motion-Imaging Innovation
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, today announced that it has released the trailer for "Moving Images," a SMPTE film project aimed at documenting the history of motion-imaging technology. The production team has captured more than 48 hours of interview footage and gathered archival material from the past 100 years, and drew from these extraordinary sources to create both a "first-look preview" for screening in 4K at the 2015 NAB Show and, more recently, a recut version newly released for public viewing at http://www.smpte100.org.
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David Bates Returns to Reel FX as General Manager
News: David Bates Returns to Reel FX as General ManagerFormer Head of Production returns to lead Commercial and VR divisions
Digital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica has brought back former Reel FX Head of Production David Bates as General Manager. Bates spent nearly eight years with Reel FX from 2002-2010, and will leverage his recent executive experience curating talent for creative roles at a wide range of companies to assemble top tier in-house teams for projects across Reel FX’s short form and VR divisions. This hire comes on the heels of the recent success of Reel FX's virtual reality division, Reel FX VR. After opening in September 2014, the division has continued to expand and innovate, with an impressive slate of immersive experiences, including a recent The Hunger Games 360-degree narrative experience exploring key moments from throughout Katniss' journey across all films, a fully-integrated recruiting experience for the U.S. Air Force out of GSD&M and an impactful VR experience for AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign with BBDO New York.
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World Famous Animates Original Short For Six-Year-Old Cancer Fighter
Seattle-based production studio World Famous has proudly partnered with Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington to grant an unprecedented wish for six-year-old Alexis, who recently battled acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Alexis wished to create a cartoon that would tell her own story in a way her friends could understand and bring awareness to pediatric cancer.
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White Mark Helps Wave Transform Its London Facilities
News: White Mark Helps Wave Transform Its London FacilitiesThe award-winning post production company has now added Dolby Atmos mixing to its impressive range of services.
Studio and technical design consultancy White Mark Ltd has helped Award-winning post-production company Wave completely refurbish its facilities in London.
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KISS Is Celebrated by Eclectic Array of Female Artists on "KISS and Makeup" Compilation
News: KISS Is Celebrated by Eclectic Array of Female Artists on "KISS and Makeup" CompilationThrough an unprecedented, three-way collaboration, Los Angeles-based MediaHorse, a top music licensing and creative marketing firm, LA & Nashville-based HoriPro Entertainment Group, Inc., the U.S. music publishing subsidiary of Tokyo-based entertainment conglomerate HORIPRO Inc., as well as publishers of the KISS catalogue, and the classic rock band KISS, have announced the release of a first-ever compilation album to feature all female artists covering classic songs by KISS.
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Young Actor William Ainscough Stars As Milton In The Feature Film Milton’s Secret Based On Eckhart Tolle’s Book Now In Production
News: Young Actor William Ainscough Stars As Milton In The Feature Film Milton’s Secret Based On Eckhart Tolle’s Book Now In ProductionFeatures’ cast includes Donald Sutherland, Michelle Rodriguez, David Sutcliffe, Mia Kirshner and Sheila McCarthy
Young actor William Ainscough is starring in the leading role as Milton in the highly anticipated feature film Milton’s Secret that just wrapped in Hamilton, Ontario. Based on the children’s book of the same name which was co-authored by the world-renowned “spiritual” teacher Eckhart Tolle, Milton’s Secret features a cast that includes Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games franchise, Pirate’s Passage), Michelle Rodriguez (The Fast and Furious franchise, Avatar, Machete Kills), David Sutcliffe (Gilmore Girls, Cracked), Mia Kirshner (The L Word, Black Dahlia), Sheila McCarthy (Orphan Black, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Die Hard 2) and Hays Wellford (Cop Car, Independence Day: Resurgence).
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Mixtape Club Puts A Ring On It; Expands Studio
News: Mixtape Club Puts A Ring On It; Expands StudioCreative Studio Bolsters Capabilities with Expanded Space & In-House Original Music and Licensing Arm
Integrated creative studio Mixtape Club has undergone a sweeping expansion that includes enlarged facilities and a newly forged partnership with longtime sister company Huma-Huma. The announcement comes on the heels of a benchmark year, including a slew of work with Google, as well as collaborations with ESPN, MoMA, and a music video for They Might Be Giants.
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Canon U.S.A. And Ron Howard Release Short Film, "The Rusted," Starring Josh Hutcherson And Jena Malone for Project Imagination: The Trailer
News: Canon U.S.A. And Ron Howard Release Short Film, "The Rusted," Starring Josh Hutcherson And Jena Malone for Project Imagination: The Trailer"THE RUSTED” is a Psychological Thriller Inspired by a College Student’s Trailer Submission for the Project Imagination Contest
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, debuts a new Hollywood short film, “The Rusted,” as part of Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer, a consumer contest helmed by Ron Howard who has championed Canon’s Project Imagination creative experiment since 2011. Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games”) chose one winning trailer created by Mark Mukherjee, a college student in Florida, as the inspirational foundation for “The Rusted,” a psychological thriller written and directed by Kat Candler (“Hellion”) starring Josh Hutcherson and Jena Malone (“The Hunger Games”).
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MPC Brings Monsters to Life for Sony Pictures' Hit, Goosebumps: Creating VFX, VR Adventure & Title Sequence
News: MPC Brings Monsters to Life for Sony Pictures' Hit, Goosebumps: Creating VFX, VR Adventure & Title SequenceFor the #1 movie in America, Sony Pictures’ Goosebumps, the Moving Picture Company delivered a wide range of work that started with over 700 VFX shots for the film and went on to include the film’s creative title sequence and an in-theater Virtual Reality adventure.
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AERIGON Provides Aerial Cinematography for Natural History Film Unit on Return of the Giant Killers
News: AERIGON Provides Aerial Cinematography for Natural History Film Unit on Return of the Giant KillersIntuitive Aerial’s UAV Helps Capture the Wonders of African Animal Life for BBC Natural World
The Natural History Film Unit (NHFU), based in Botswana, relied on the AERIGON UAV to capture aerial images of predators and prey for BBC Natural World’s The Return of the Giant Killers – Africa’s Lion Kings. The result is ground-breaking 4K footage of lions as they track their buffalo prey in the wild and an incredible audience experience of nature. By providing the industry’s first professional airborne camera platform, AERIGON allows the filmmakers to capture overhead angles and perspectives with precision, efficiently and with minimal environmental impact.
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Oscar®-Winning Production Designer Patrizia von Brandenstein To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At 20th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards On January 31, 2016
News: Oscar®-Winning Production Designer Patrizia von Brandenstein To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At 20th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards On January 31, 2016The ADG’s Platinum Anniversary Awards to Celebrate “From Silver Screen To Every Screen"
Oscar®-winning and Emmy®-nominated Production Designer Patrizia von Brandenstein will receive the Art Directors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 20th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on January 31, 2016 at a black-tie ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The announcement was made today by Marcia Hinds, ADG Council Chair, and James Pearse Connelly, ADG Award's Producer.
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MASTERSFX "Reborn:" Top VFX House to Dominate Small Screen Throughout 2015/16 Fall Season with Unprecedented Slate of Television Projects
News: MASTERSFX "Reborn:" Top VFX House to Dominate Small Screen Throughout 2015/16 Fall Season with Unprecedented Slate of Television ProjectsTodd Masters, Founder and President of MASTERSFX has announced an unprecedented slate of current and upcoming small screen projects which will feature original character and makeup FX, as well as digital FX, from the award-winning studio.
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Composer John Williams To Receive 44th AFI Life Achievement Award
News: Composer John Williams To Receive 44th AFI Life Achievement AwardAmerica’s Highest Honor for a Career in Film Goes to a Composer For the First Time in the History of the Award
Each year since 1973, the American Film Institute has toasted one of your favorite movie icons with the AFI Life Achievement Award. Directors from Clint Eastwood to Martin Scorsese to Orson Welles, and actors such as Morgan Freeman, Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Taylor have all received the honor.
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Entertainment, Film Legends and Pioneers to be Honored at 16th San Diego Asian Film Festival
To celebrate its sweet 16th, the San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) is proud to welcome and pay tribute to entertainment and film legends and pioneers during its 10-day film festival, November 5-14, 2015. Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the SDAFF is the largest showcase of Asian cinema on the West Coast with more than 130 films and programs from 20 countries.
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Avid Everywhere Empowers AFI Students to Create Student Academy Award-Winning Films
News: Avid Everywhere Empowers AFI Students to Create Student Academy Award-Winning FilmsTalented Film Students Use Avid Artist Suite and Storage Suite Solutions to Create Engaging Films Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that students from the prestigious American Film Institute (AFI) embraced Avid EverywhereTM to create films that were honored at the 42nd Student Academy Awards® in Los Angeles. AFI students used Avid Artist® Suite and Storage Suite solutions to craft their films, which are now eligible for an Oscar®, including all three films that won the Narrative Award—This Way Up, Day One and Stealth.
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VIEW 2015 ANNOUNCES CELEBRATION OF LAIKA’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY AND SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS ON THE FUTURE OF VIDEOGAMES
News: VIEW 2015 ANNOUNCES CELEBRATION OF LAIKA’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY AND SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS ON THE FUTURE OF VIDEOGAMESREMARKABLE TALENT GATHERING FOR THIS YEAR’S VIEW PROMISES BEST CONFERENCE EVER
VIEW 2015 has added a special Celebration of Laika’s 10th Anniversary, and also several special presentations about the Future of Videogames, to this year’s extraordinary gathering of talent. “This year’s VIEW Conference will be, without question, the best one we’ve ever presented!” says Professor Maria Elena Gutierrez, Executive Director. “I can’t wait for this year’s conference to begin.” VIEW 2015 takes place in beautiful Torino, Italy October 19 to 23.
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AERIGON UAV Delivers Stunning Aerial Footage for New Taylor Swift Video, “Wildest Dreams”
Natural History Film Unit Captures African Wildlife Shots with Industry’s First Professional Airborne Camera System by Intuitive Aerial
The AERIGON™ aerial remote camera platform, outfitted with a RED Dragon camera, was used by the Natural History Film Unit (NHFU) to capture some of the sweeping overhead images for the latest Taylor Swift video, “Wildest Dreams”. Staged as a period piece film shoot on the African Savannah, the richly produced music video incorporates stunning aerial scenes of wildlife, thanks in part to the stability and lift capacity of AERIGON, which allows filmmakers to use the cameras and lenses they need for their shots, including full in-flight camera controls.
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GenArts, Inc. Announces the Release of Sapphire 9
News: GenArts, Inc. Announces the Release of Sapphire 9GenArts Inc., the leading global provider in specialized visual effects software, is excited to announce the release of Sapphire 9 today. This marks the shortest time elapsed between version releases in Sapphire's history, allowing active Upgrade and Support customers and current subscribers to upgrade to version 9 free of charge.
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2015 AICP Membership Survey Results Announced
News: 2015 AICP Membership Survey Results AnnouncedAICP Releases results of Comprehensive Industry Survey, Highlights: Positive Trends in Production Activity
The Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) today announced the release of its thirteenth Annual Survey of the Commercial Production Industry. The study, conducted by Bovitz, a Los Angeles based market research consultancy, measures industry trends and activity in the $6 billion-plus production industry.
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Venice Golden Lion Winner “From Afar” Finished by Terminal Using Davinci Resolve
News: Venice Golden Lion Winner “From Afar” Finished by Terminal Using Davinci ResolveLorenzo Vigas’ “From Afar” (“Desde allá”) was the first Venezuelan production to be selected for the Venice Film Festival’s official competition, and last weekend became the first Latin American film in history to take home the festival’s grand prize, the Golden Lion. The film was finished at Terminal in Mexico City by senior colorist Øyvind Stiauren using Davinci Resolve, with post supervision by Joakim Ziegler.
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Hollywood Center Studios Deploys Uniform, Enterprise WiFi Network
News: Hollywood Center Studios Deploys Uniform, Enterprise WiFi NetworkThe Independent Production Facility also adds high-speed file transfer service to support television production and others
As part of a broad effort to expand its communications and IT infrastructure, Hollywood Center Studios has installed an enterprise-level WiFi network , providing uniform, high-speed internet access across its entire studio complex. The network will ultimately include 150 access points that will allow studio office tenants and productions working on the lot to connect to the internet easily and more reliably.
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Cognition Makes Major Investment in Mistika Finishing Technology
News: Cognition Makes Major Investment in Mistika Finishing TechnologyStudio purchases six finishing and grading systems as part of its multi-million dollar expansion. Senior Colorist Mike Eaves uses Mistika to grade indie feature “Opening Night.”
Cognition, the recently launched hybrid post production facility, has purchased six powerful Mistika systems from SGO. The package includes two top-end 4K color grading and mastering systems, two assist workstations and two laptop systems for on-set and near-set use. The company has also acquired an SGO high-speed SAN. The installation is part of an ambitious, multi-million dollar facility expansion that will include a pair of highly spec’d DCI grading theaters, expanded visual effects resources and creative production workspace.
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ART DIRECTORS GUILD Announces Hall of Fame Inductees
News: ART DIRECTORS GUILD Announces Hall of Fame InducteesFour legendary women – Production Designer Carmen Dillon, Production and Costume Designer Patricia Norris, Art Director and Set Designer Dorothea Holt Redmond and Illustrator Dianne Wager – will be inducted into the Art Directors Guild (ADG) Hall of Fame at the Guild’s 20th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, it was announced today by ADG Council Chairwoman Marcia Hinds and Awards Executive Producer James Pearse Connelly. The ceremony will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 31, 2016.
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Deadline Helps Milk VFX Scale Up Production
News: Deadline Helps Milk VFX Scale Up ProductionFor BAFTA Award-winning boutique studio Milk Visual Effects, a regular day at the office can entail anything from blowing up buildings to giving life to the supernatural. Founded in 2013, the innovative London-based visual effects company recently added a second studio in Cardiff, Wales. Known for its work across feature films and television, Milk credits include "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell," "Doctor Who," "Thunderbirds Are Go," "The Divergent Series: Insurgent" and "Poltergeist" (2015). With a capacity of 120 artist seats and a nearly 200 node render farm between its two facilities, Milk relies on Thinkbox Software's Deadline for scalable high-volume compute management across projects and locations.
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Award Recipients
Annual SMPTE Awards Ceremony Highlights Leaders and Innovators Behind the Advances in the Motion Imaging Industry
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a 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. 29, at the SMPTE 2015 Awards Ceremony.
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Award-Winning Civil Rights Documentarian Teams with Whoopi Goldberg and "Mississippi Burning" Producer to Tell the Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till with the Feature Film TILL
News: Award-Winning Civil Rights Documentarian Teams with Whoopi Goldberg and "Mississippi Burning" Producer to Tell the Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till with the Feature Film TILLIn Time to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Till's Murder, The Filmmakers Will Launch A Till Kickstarter Campaign and Movement for Change at KICKSTARTER
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The Reel Thing Unveils Lineup
News: The Reel Thing Unveils LineupTwo-Day Symposium Includes Premiere Screenings of New 4K Restorations
The 35th edition of The Reel Thing technical symposium returns to Los Angeles on August 20-22, with two full days of top-tier sessions that include discussions about preservation of media assets and in-depth, visually documented case studies of recent restoration projects. Three premiere screenings of recent 4K restorations will also be presented, including John Huston’s FAT CITY, Otto Preminger’s WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS, and Nicholas Ray’s JOHNNY GUITAR. The Reel Thing is an established venue for networking, information exchange and exploration of the latest technologies and methods for audio-visual restoration and preservation. The event takes place at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.
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VFX Breakdown Video released for Teenage Popstar Girl
Underdog Entertainment releases Behind the Scenes VFX Video of the Robot-nspired Music Video
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Proprietary Technology to Transform Animation Industry
House of Moves Reveals Agile Animation Pipeline that Transforms Content Creation
House of Moves, a full-service motion capture and key frame animation company known for its ability to deliver unrivaled quality, is announcing a new groundbreaking technology suite, codenamed Helibug. House of Moves CEO Brian Rausch reveals this proprietary process that radically rethinks the production of both linear and interactive content creation, resulting in improved time and cost efficiencies. Additionally, the technology gives users the ability to redistribute content across multiple mediums including, feature films, viral videos, advertisements, games, virtual reality and more.
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Pixeldust Studios Animates Remarkable Journey by NASA's "New Horizons" Spacecraft into Furthest Edge of Our Solar System, as Presented in New Documentary Film "The Year of Pluto"
News: Pixeldust Studios Animates Remarkable Journey by NASA's "New Horizons" Spacecraft into Furthest Edge of Our Solar System, as Presented in New Documentary Film "The Year of Pluto"Pixeldust Studios, a multi-award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio, has created and produced many state-of-the-art animations featured within a remarkable new NASA documentary film entitled “The Year of Pluto,” which was written, produced and directed by Geoff Haines-Stiles, who was also a producer/director on Carl Sagan’s classice 1980 TV series “COSMOS.” The new project, filmed behind the scenes at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (Laurel, MD) and elsewhere over more than 11 years, is a one hour documentary which turns hard science into personal stories, and gives viewers insights into the history and long journey of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, and why it matters.
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yU+co Draws Inspiration from Yesterday for "Tomorrowland"
News: yU+co Draws Inspiration from Yesterday for "Tomorrowland"Studio’s captivating 3D animated main-on-end title sequence based on the future visions of past generations
yU+co’s main-on-end title sequence for the Walt Disney Pictures movie Tomorrowlandpresents a series of mesmerizing portraits of the future as imagined by visionaries of the past. The 3D animated sequence, which delivers the movie’s end credits, takes audiences on a breathtaking tour through a vast metropolis whose various iterations show the “world of tomorrow” as envisioned by successive generations of “dreamers.”
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SNS EVO Shared Storage for Video Editors Boosts Production for Premier Post Houses
ZigZag Post Employs New SNS EVO Shared Storage Server for Production of BBC and Foxtel Coast Australia
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer of workflow-defined shared storage solutions for film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced a new deployment of its EVO Shared Storage Server. The latest 5.7 version of EVO includes new workflow integrations with cloud services from Adobe, Box, and Microsoft, plus more scalability and performance for production teams of any size.
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MTI Film Appoints Randy Reck to Director of Product Development
News: MTI Film Appoints Randy Reck to Director of Product DevelopmentFormer Panavision and EFILM product specialist to lead development and marketing for CORTEX and DRS™NOVA
Randy Reck, an engineer and product specialist with broad expertise in production and post-production workflow technologies, has joined MTI Film as Director of Product Development. Reck will oversee product development, sales and marketing for CORTEX, the company’s line of dailies solutions, DRS™NOVA, its digital restoration package, and other software-based products. Reck’s background includes senior technology posts with Panavision, EFILM and Encore Hollywood.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras Used to Shoot Spike TV’s Upcoming ‘Tut’ Miniseries
Blackmagic Design today announced that Pocket Cinema Cameras were used by DP Chris LaVasseur and Second Unit Director/DP Mark Vargo, ASC, to shoot action scenes and stunt work for Spike TV’s television event series “Tut.” Produced by Muse Entertainment and directed by David Von Ancken, the three-night, six-hour, limited series event recounts the astounding saga of one of history’s most extraordinary rulers, King Tutankhamun, his rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glory, while his closest advisors, friends and lovers scheme for their own nefarious interests.
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MTI Film Appoints Randy Reck to Director of Product Development
News: MTI Film Appoints Randy Reck to Director of Product DevelopmentFormer Panavision and EFILM product specialist to lead development and marketing for CORTEX and DRS™NOVA.
Randy Reck, an engineer and product specialist with broad expertise in production and post-production workflow technologies, has joined MTI Film as Director of Product Development. Reck will oversee product development, sales and marketing for CORTEX, the company’s line of dailies solutions, DRS™NOVA, its digital restoration package, and other software-based products. Reck’s background includes senior technology posts with Panavision, EFILM and Encore Hollywood.
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TSL Appoints Westlake Pro as Reseller in North America
Leading broadcast equipment manufacturer, TSL Products, today announced that it has appointed Westlake Pro as a reseller for the TSL Soundfield product line in North America.
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Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to Panavision
News: Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to PanavisionLeading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems Panavision has augmented its equipment inventory with 10 VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders.
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British Comedy Director Ben Whitehouse Launches U.S. Career via Accomplice Media
News: British Comedy Director Ben Whitehouse Launches U.S. Career via Accomplice MediaHas established himself as a master of character-driven comedy through work for Subway, Amazon, Enterprise, KFC, Specsavers, Phones 4U and others
Continuing to broaden its roster of commercial filmmakers, Accomplice Media has signed comedy director Ben Whitehouse for exclusive representation in the United States. The British-born director launched his career in 2009 and since then has established himself as a master of character-driven comedy through work for Subway, Amazon, Enterprise, KFC, Specsavers, Phones 4U and others.
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RED and Surfer Launch REDirect Surf 2015
News: RED and Surfer Launch REDirect Surf 2015First of 11 exclusive edits go live today on surfermag.com and red.com
RED Digital Cinema and Surfer Magazine announces the kickoff of REDirect Surf 2015. This is the second installment of the REDirect series – a competition and celebration of filmmaking visionaries across the globe, highlighting varying genres. RED and the Berrics joined forces early last year to launch the first ever REDirect, and after an extremely successful collaboration and film festival showcasing the most renowned skateboarding filmmakers in the world, the focus now turns to the art of capturing surfing.
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Luminair 3 released for iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch
News: Luminair 3 released for iPad, iPhone and Apple WatchSynthe FX have announced the immediate availability of Luminair 3 for iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch. Luminair is a professional-grade lighting control app that gives lighting designers, creative professionals, and other enthusiasts advanced wireless control over DMX lights, as well as the next generation of "Smart" lights like Philips Hue. The app utilizes open standards to send lighting control commands Art-Net or sACN E1.31 compliant lighting equipment from any manufacturer.
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Blackmagic Design InfoComm news - TourGigs and Mob Museum
Blackmagic Design today announced that Austin, TX based concert film technology company TourGigs used Blackmagic Design’s ATEM switchers, HyperDeck Studio recorders and Mini Converters to provide IMAG and to record all of the acts for archiving at this year’s Shaky Knees and Shaky Boots music festivals in Atlanta, GA.
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Richard Crudo Re-Elected ASC President
News: Richard Crudo Re-Elected ASC PresidentAmerican Society of Cinematographers Re-elects Officers
The Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has re-elected its slate of officers for another term. Continuing to serve in their roles will be Richard Crudo as president; Owen Roizman, Kees Van Oostrum and Lowell Peterson as vice presidents; Matthew Leonetti as treasurer; Fred Goodich as secretary; and Isidore Mankofsky as sergeant-at-arms.
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Pogo Pictures Signs Director Sean Mullens
Pogo Pictures has welcomed Director Sean Mullens to the company’s talent roster. Mullens brings to the company a keen comedic sensibility and a seasoned collaborative spirit. He joins a Directorial roster, which includes company owner Steve Colby and Ryan Smith. Pogo Pictures represents Mullens on the east coast and in Texas.
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FEATURE FILM ‘ENEMY ALIENS’ IS A HISTORICAL DRAMA BASED ON ACTUAL EVENTS THAT OCCURRED IN BANFF NATIONAL PARK INTERNMENT CAMPS DURING WW1.
News: FEATURE FILM ‘ENEMY ALIENS’ IS A HISTORICAL DRAMA BASED ON ACTUAL EVENTS THAT OCCURRED IN BANFF NATIONAL PARK INTERNMENT CAMPS DURING WW1.FEATURE FILM ‘ENEMY ALIENS’ IS A HISTORICAL DRAMA BASED ON ACTUAL EVENTS that OCCURRED in Banff National Park Internment Camps DURING WW1.
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Latest ARRI Press Release: Lifetime Technical Achievement Award
Gear Expo to Present ARRI with Lifetime Technical Achievement Award
ARRI will be honored for its role in advancing the art and craft of filmmaking with the Cine Gear Expo 2015 Lifetime Technical Achievement Award on June 5 in a ceremony at Paramount Studios Hollywood. The distinction recognizes ARRI’s dedication to advancing motion picture technology over its 98-year history. ARRI Inc. President and CEO Glenn Kennel will accept the award.
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Art Directors Guild Presents "An American in Paris" Film
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque will present a screening of the Academy Award®-winning classic musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951), starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron and showcasing Oscar®-winning Concept Artist/Costume Designer Irene Sharaff, Art Director E. Preston Ames and MGM’s Supervising Art Director Cedric Gibbons, on Sunday, May 31 at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood). This will be the ADG Film Society’s second program of the 2015 “Confessions of a Production Designer” Series, sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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Prism Sound’s Titan Delights Anti Motion Studios
News: Prism Sound’s Titan Delights Anti Motion StudiosThe Johannesburg facility's Titan Audio Interface now plays a central role in its success
Anti Motion Studios, located in the Highlands North area of Johannesburg, is owned and run by David Grevler, whose production, recording and mixing work has seen him nominated for SAMA and MK awards.
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Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to Panavision
News: Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to PanavisionLeading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems augments inventory with 10 VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders
Leading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems Panavision has augmented its equipment inventory with 10 VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders.
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Signature of Donald O'Connor Discovered in Cement at Hollywood
News: Signature of Donald O'Connor Discovered in Cement at HollywoodLegendary actor/dancer/singer starred in a television series filmed on the historic lot in the 1950s
Construction workers upgrading courtyard office space at Hollywood Center Studios have uncovered a memento from the early days of television. Scratched into a concrete floor are several signatures including those of Singing in the Rain star Donald O’Connor and his frequent co-star and dance partner, Mitzi Gaynor. The signatures are dated November 6, 1954.
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Art Directors Guild Presents "An American in Paris" Film Sunday, May 31 at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood
News: Art Directors Guild Presents "An American in Paris" Film Sunday, May 31 at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre in HollywoodAn American In Paris
Screening / Panel Spotlights The Art Behind Its Ballet Sequence &Amp; Honors Art Directors E. Preston Ames, Cedric Gibbons &Amp; Concept Artist / Costume Designer Irene Sharaff
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Sheffield Doc/Fest programme announced
News: Sheffield Doc/Fest programme announcedFrom 5 to 10 June Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015 will welcome 250+ decision makers from 30 countries, including representatives from ABC, Al Jazeera, ARTE, BBC Britdoc, Channel 4, Cinereach, Chicken and Egg, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, National Geographic, NDR, National Film Board of Canada, Wellcome Trust, PBS, POV, SXSW, SBS and Tribeca Film Institute. Nine delegations will attend: BFI Film Audience Network Delegation, Jordanian Delegation, Nordic Delegation, Northern Film & Media Delegation, Mexican Delegation, Scottish Delegation, South African Delegation, Ukrainian Delegation VPRO Dutch Delegation.
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Modern VideoFilm Completes Western Thriller "Broken Horses"
News: Modern VideoFilm Completes Western Thriller "Broken Horses"Facility handles DI for the first American film from Bollywood director Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
In a project spanning many months and two continents, Modern VideoFilm provided final post production services for Broken Horses, the new Western thriller from Indian producer/director Vidhu Vinod Chopra in his Hollywood debut. The Burbank-based facility provided editorial conforming, color grading, visual effects production and integration, DCP mastering and deliverables for the film, which makes its U.S. theatrical premiere this month from Reliance Entertainment.
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