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SMPTE and HPA Issue Call for Entries for SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
Students Have Until Sept. 9 to Submit Work, Which Will Be Screened and Judged Oct. 27 at SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®), the organization serving the professional community by providing expertise, support, tools, and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, and an array of content for a growing number of platforms, have issued a call for entries for the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27, following the Opening Night Reception for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) in Hollywood, California, and will be hosted by SMPTE Standards Director and film director Howard Lukk. The deadline for entries is Sept. 9.
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HBO Docs Acquires VERY SEMI-SERIOUS: A PARTIALLY THOROUGH PORTRAIT OF NEW YORKER CARTOONISTS
News: HBO Docs Acquires VERY SEMI-SERIOUS: A PARTIALLY THOROUGH PORTRAIT OF NEW YORKER CARTOONISTSHBO has acquired U.S. rights to VERY SEMI-SERIOUS: A PARTIALLY THOROUGH PORTRAIT OF NEW YORKER CARTOONISTS, directed by Leah Wolchok and produced by Davina Pardo. An offbeat meditation on humor, art and the genius of the single panel, the feature-length documentary debuts MONDAY, DEC. 7 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) exclusively on HBO, following a limited theatrical run (Nov. 20-Dec. 3) in New York at Lincoln Plaza, in San Francisco at the Roxie Theater, and in Los Angeles.
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Technicolor PostWorks Services Emmy Nominees
News: Technicolor PostWorks Services Emmy Nominees
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Heresy's So & So sparks a festive night of high jinks for Hey Violet
Creative studio Heresy directing duo So & So sparks a vibrant midnight fiesta in the new music video for Hey Violet’s single “I Can Feel It,” via Capitol Records. The video is set in Downtown Los Angeles’ thriving hub of paper mâché delights: the Piñata District, and features the band members enjoying a carefree night of colorful antics.
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PipelineFX to Preview Qube! 6.8 at SIGGRAPH 2015
New UI Part of Demos in Booth #801; “Straight Talk on Cloud Rendering” Theme of Organized Birds of a Feather Event
At SIGGRAPH 2015, PipelineFX will give the world a sneak preview of Qube! 6.8 and its brand new UI. The Qube! UI includes two highly requested features: a new submission interface and a centralized preference management system, and can be seen in Booth #801.
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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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Canon Digital Learning Center presents Vlogging and Filmmaking tutorials for VidCon with “Film Riot’s” Ryan Connolly and “TuneTrek’s” MikelParis
How to Film Films with Filmmaking with Ryan Connolly
Filmmaker Ryan Connolly, the face of YouTube’s popular channel “Film Riot,” shows you how to create Hollywood-level productions on a budget. Learn how to select the right camera for your project, how to setup and select composition, how to light for scenes, the importance of audio and much more. As the creator of popular films, like “Portal Combat” and “Real Gone,” Connolly shows you the basics behind films like those. Using minimal equipment – which may include a Canon EOS DSLR, Cinema EOS camera or video camera and accessories – see how you can also produce films like he does.
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Vicon Vantage Debuts in the US at SIGGRAPH 2015
Attendees will see Vantage in action, presentations by Vicon customers, including ILM, Digital Domain and Epic Games, and virtual reality demos powered by Vicon systems
Vicon, the motion capture (mocap) technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life sciences industries, today announced that it will showcase its new intelligent flagship camera platform, Vicon Vantage, for the first time in the U.S. at SIGGRAPH 2015. Vicon will also host a series of customer presentations, in-booth demonstrations and workshops at its booth (#729), and power virtual reality applications at the event taking place on August 10-13 in Los Angeles, California.
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Surfing Film Catches Big Break At AlphaDogs
News: Surfing Film Catches Big Break At AlphaDogsCalifornia
The origins of surfing date as far back as the 18th Century where wooden surfboards that sometimes weighed as much as 150 pounds were used for big wave surfing. While methods of surfing have changed substantially since the early days, what hasn’t changed is the lure of finding that perfect wave, and there is no place quite like Mexico for a surfing adventure! In the new film from filmmaker Mark Kronemeyer titled Gone, audiences are taken on a journey from Baja to Oaxaca, to bone-dry deserts and tropical jungles on the search for the soul of surfing in Mexico. “I got the idea for the film traveling around Mexico and documenting our journey up and down the Pacific coast,” said Kronemeyer. “I hope audiences will want to travel and discover more of the real Mexico after watching Gone. http://www.gonefilm.tv/
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News: FilmLight marks BIRTV with strengthened presence in China
News: 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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iZotope Trash 2 Distortion Engine Now Available For Lowest Price Ever
News: iZotope Trash 2 Distortion Engine Now Available For Lowest Price EverPermanent price drop and free expansion packs make distortion plug-in an even greater value
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, announced a permanent price reduction on their Trash 2 distortion engine. The plug-in is now available for the lowest price ever of $99, and also includes two free Expansion Packs (Classic Textures and Edge) full of patches and impulses for additional creative experimentation.
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iZotope RX Helps Daredevil Dialogue Editor Overcome the Challenges of Capturing Audio in Noisy NYC
News: iZotope RX Helps Daredevil Dialogue Editor Overcome the Challenges of Capturing Audio in Noisy NYCAudio repair and enhancement software helps rescue otherwise unusable audio from the cutting room floor for Emmy nominated series
iZotope Inc., a leading audio technology company, today announced that iZotope RX was used to overcome the challenges of working with audio captured in one of the noisiest cities in the world for acclaimed new Netflix series Daredevil, which was recently nominated for a 2015 Emmy for Outstanding Sound Editing.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Video Creator Kits And Its Lineup At Vidcon 2015 Featuring DevinSuperTramp and iJustine
Video Creator Kits Introduced to Help Vloggers Jumpstart Great Online Video Shooting Right Out of the Box
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Dolby Vision & Christie Laser Projectors to Brighten Austria’s Cineplexx Screens
News: Dolby Vision & Christie Laser Projectors to Brighten Austria’s Cineplexx ScreensCineplexx and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced they will open a Dolby Cinema™ at six locations in Austria. Dolby Cinema offersa premium cinema experience for moviegoers and combines spectacular Dolby Vision™ laser projection and Dolby Atmos® sound technologies with inspired design, making every visit to the cinema a completely captivating event.
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FUJINON 4K Ultra HD Series Now Being Delivered
News: FUJINON 4K Ultra HD Series Now Being DeliveredUA22x8 portable zoom and UA80X9 Ultra HD Serieslenses for sports and entertainment applications are available for delivery
Introduced in April during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in April, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation has announced that the first two lenses in its 4K Ultra HD Series for sports and entertainment applications are available for delivery. The UA22x8 is the first portable zoom lens in the series, and the new UA80X9 is the first field lens.
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Post/VFX House Cognition Debuts in Hollywood
News: Post/VFX House Cognition Debuts in HollywoodHybrid studio offers integrated services for feature film and broadcast color, visual effects and emerging technologies
Cognition, a hybrid post production facility, visual effects studio and creative campus, has launched in Los Angeles. The company is led by writer, producer and entrepreneur Brian Pope, and features a high profile management team that includes veteran colorist Dave Hollingsworth (The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey, The Adventures of Tintin) along with former Digital Domain VP and creative consultant, Jeff Barnes.
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Sound Devices 744T Handles The Heat For Videogame Hidden-Camera Project
News:Sound Devices 744T Handles The Heat For Videogame Hidden-Camera ProjectRecorder Withstands High Temperatures and Long Hours, Capturing Audio for Online-Commercial Footage
When Caruso Company, a San-Francisco-based video production agency, landed a project requiring the use of a hidden video camera on the streets of California, production sound mixer Philip Perkins was brought on to manage the audio elements of the shoot. Recognizing the need for audio equipment that could withstand extreme heat and long hours under the California sun, Perkins instinctively turned to the 744T digital recorderfrom Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for television, film, and live production. For nearly a decade, Perkins has relied on this recorder, making it a staple in his rig.
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Marvel returns to Sarofsky for stunning "Ant-Man" main-on-end titles...
The Marvel Studios summer blockbuster "Ant-Man" directed by Peyton Reed debuted on July 17, featuring main-on-end titles created by design-driven production company Sarofsky. The news was confirmed today by company principal and executive creative director Erin Sarofsky.
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Crooked Letter Films Taps AJA CION to Shoot Brooklyn Bicycle
News: Crooked Letter Films Taps AJA CION to Shoot Brooklyn BicycleIn a world where storytelling reigns, Crooked Letter Films' visual narratives have made lasting impressions for brands like Columbia Records, Refinery 29 and H&M. Based in New York, the one-stop shop conceptualizes, executes and delivers compelling digital stories for a range of clients, guiding each project from beginning to end. When Brooklyn Bicycle Co. recently approached Crooked Letter Films with the opportunity to create a promo for its website, company founder Gabriel Gomez set the bar high, electing to shoot the film in ProRes with an AJA CION production camera.
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Bully Pictures' Dustin Lance Black Combines Activism with Advertising
News: Bully Pictures' Dustin Lance Black Combines Activism with AdvertisingAcademy-award winner directs advertising projects with powerful social themes for Tylenol and Coca-Cola
Dustin Lance Black soared to international fame in 2009 when he won an Academy Award for his screenplay for the film Milk and inspired millions with his stirring acceptance speech invoking LGBT rights. He went on to become a leading spokesperson for the LGBT community through his play 8, about the fight against California’s anti-same-sex marriage proposition, and as one of the founding board members of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, whose efforts led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down the discriminatory proposition. That ruling is viewed as an important precursor to last month’s U.S. Supreme Court decision making same-sex marriage legal nationwide.
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Sim Group Now Offers Playback Services in Toronto
News: Sim Group Now Offers Playback Services in TorontoA complete solution for film and television productions required 24- or 30-frame playback devices
SIM Digital has brought its industry-leading playback service to Toronto. The service provides customized 24- and 30-frame video and computer playback systems and related services to film and television productions. Playback services are vital to productions that require working computer, televisions or other display systems. SIM has been offering an array of playback services through its Vancouver office for more than ten years.
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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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Art Directors Guild Presents Screening of CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND
Screening followed by a conversation with the film’s Oscar-nominated ®production designer James D. Bissell
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque will present a special screening of George Clooney’s directorial debut CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND (2002) on Sunday, July 26 at 5:30 PM at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre, followed by a conversation with the film’s production designer James D. Bissell. Based on the “unauthorized autobiography” of flamboyant game show producer Chuck Barris, the film's production design is noted for its "neo-hallucinogenic" color palette, as well as a number of mind-bending pre-CGI cinematic techniques. Production designer John Muto (Home Alone) will moderate the final screening of ADG's Film Series, “Confessions of a Production Designer,” sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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Crooked Letter Films Taps AJA CION to Shoot Brooklyn Bicycle
News: Crooked Letter Films Taps AJA CION to Shoot Brooklyn BicycleIn a world where storytelling reigns, Crooked Letter Films' visual narratives have made lasting impressions for brands like Columbia Records, Refinery 29 and H&M. Based in New York, the one-stop shop conceptualizes, executes and delivers compelling digital stories for a range of clients, guiding each project from beginning to end. When Brooklyn Bicycle Co. recently approached Crooked Letter Films with the opportunity to create a promo for its website, company founder Gabriel Gomez set the bar high, electing to shoot the film in ProRes with an AJA CION production camera.
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Sim Group Now Offers Playback Services in Toronto
A complete solution for film and television productions required 24- or 30-frame playback devices.
SIM Digital has brought its industry-leading playback service to Toronto. The service provides customized 24- and 30-frame video and computer playback systems and related services to film and television productions. Playback services are vital to productions that require working computer, televisions or other display systems. SIM has been offering an array of playback services through its Vancouver office for more than ten years.
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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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SMPTE Opens Early Bird Registration for SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
Premier Conference on Media and Entertainment Technology Will Be Preceded by One-Day Symposium on Virtual and Augmented Reality
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DigitalFilm Tree Uses DaVinci Resolve to Remotely Grade ABC's "Mistresses"
Production in Vancouver, grades performed in LA; formerly took 6 hours, now takes 2
Blackmagic Design announced today that DigitalFilm Tree used DaVinci Resolve for color correction for ABC’s hit show “Mistresses.” As part of the post production workflow, DigitalFilm Tree grades all of the show’s dailies remotely from their LA office, doing in 8 hours what used to be a two day project.
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ASG Talks Asset Management at Portland Happy Hour
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, will host a free Technology Trending Happy Hour on Thursday, July 23, at Rock Bottom Brewery in Portland, Ore. Sponsored by Empress Media Asset Management and Quantum Corporation, the informal social begins at 5 p.m. with an hour of networking, followed by two short presentations starting at 6 p.m. Free drinks and appetizers will be provided, and one attendee will win a 3 TB portable drive.
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SMPTE Opens Early Bird Registration for SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
Premier Conference on Media and Entertainment Technology Will Be Preceded by One-Day Symposium on Virtual and Augmented Reality
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 opened registration for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), with early bird rates available through Aug. 15. The event, which takes place Oct. 27-29 in Hollywood, California, is the world's premier forum for the exploration of media and entertainment technology. The signature SMPTE event will be preceded on Oct. 26 by the daylong SMPTE 2015 Symposium, which will focus on virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR).
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News: Ncam to launch new PTZ camera tracking technology at IBC2015
News: News: Ncam to launch new PTZ camera tracking technology at IBC2015Hybrid entry-level device provides superior pan, tilt and zoom tracking at low cost
Ncam, the innovative developer of camera tracking and virtual production technology, is to launch a new entry-level camera tracking solution at IBC2015 (Amsterdam, 11 – 15 September). The new device is designed primarily for broadcasters wanting to use virtual graphics or augmented reality, but only need pan, tilt and zoom functionality rather than complete freedom of movement.
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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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NEWS: Twin Sound Uses Sound Devices to Grow Alongside its Regional Film Community
Austin-Based Location Sound Engineers Employ 664 Production Mixer with CL-6 Input Controller On Numerous Projects throughout the City
Twin brothers Erik and Joseph Duemig, who form the Austin-based mix/boom duo known as Twin Sound, are quickly making a name for themselves in the city’s growing film industry. To deliver on the exacting needs of film making, the brothers selected a 664 Production Mixer with CL-6 Input Controller from Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for television, film, and live production, for their audio needs.
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MilkBoy Launches Shake Audio Post With Award-Winning Sound Designer Mark Schultz, CAS
News: MilkBoy Launches Shake Audio Post With Award-Winning Sound Designer Mark Schultz, CASThe Studio founders Tommy Joyner and Jamie Lokoff have partnered with Emmy®Award-winning Sound Designer Mark Schultz, CAS, to launch their latest venture, premium audio post production enterprise Shake Audio Post at MilkBoy.
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KIND Editor Anthony Marinelli Cuts Irreverant & Playful PESCATARIAN” CAMPAIGN FOR LEGAL SEA FOODS & DEVITO VERDI
News: KIND Editor Anthony Marinelli Cuts Irreverant & Playful PESCATARIAN” CAMPAIGN FOR LEGAL SEA FOODS &amp; DEVITO VERDIAd agency DeVito/Verdi and its client Legal Sea Foods want you to go “Pescatarian.” They turned to the talents of KIND Editor Anthony Marinelli for their lighthearted, new campaign extolling the virtues of seafood.
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Heresy's Rob Gilbert uncovers the NYC design inspiration behind New York Fashion Week
News: Heresy's Rob Gilbert uncovers the NYC design inspiration behind New York Fashion WeekCreative studio Heresy’s NY-based director Rob Gilbert uncovers the vitality and masculine sophistication of New York City fashion through the eyes of seven notable men’s fashion designers as they discuss how the urban center has influenced their designs in the new :30 “New York Is…” for New York Fashion Week: Men’s, presented by Amazon’s fashion site and launched by The Council of Fashion Designers of America. The spot features such revered designers as John Varvatos, Richard Chai, Robert Geller and Todd Snyder.
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Big Deahl Productions Forms Strategic Alliance with Resolution Productions Group in Chicago to Form New Vertical Creative Services Powerhouse
News: Big Deahl Productions Forms Strategic Alliance with Resolution Productions Group in Chicago to Form New Vertical Creative Services PowerhouseBIG DEAHL PRODUCTIONS, an acclaimed commercial production company and home to David Deahl and Todd Klein, among the Top Tabletop Directors in the U.S., has formed a new strategic alliance with Resolution Productions Group in Chicago. The announcement was made today by Rosemary Deahl, Executive Producer/Co-Owner, BIG DEAHL PRODUCTIONS, and Jeff Facklis, Resolution Owner/Executive Vice President.
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32TEN Studios Created Multiple Practical Effects for Blockbuster Jurassic World
Record-setting blockbuster features a number of practical shots that were designed, built, and filmed at 32TEN Studios in San Rafael, CA
Universal Pictures’ record-breaking blockbuster Jurassic World features a number of practical shots that were designed, built, and filmed at 32TEN Studios in San Rafael, CA.
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New FX Comedy "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" Finished at Technicolor PostWorks
News: New FX Comedy "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" Finished at Technicolor PostWorksPost-production facility helps cinematographer William R. Nielsen Jr capture the underworld ambience of New York’s rock scene.
Technicolor PostWorks New York recently completed editorial finishing and color grading for the first season of the new FX comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. Slated to premiere July 16th, the show stars Denis Leary (who also wrote and directed) as Johnny Rock, an aging singer trying to reform his old band and make good on the unfulfilled dreams of his youth.
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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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PR: Biscuit Filmworks Signs Director Ayse Altinok
News: PR: Biscuit Filmworks Signs Director Ayse AltinokBiscuit Filmworks today announced the addition of Ayse Altinok to its directorial roster. Ayse is a Turkish-born director whose short films and commercials have been recognized with honors from the Cannes Film Festival, Clios, AICP and others. She joins Biscuit FIlmworks from Weiden + Kennedy, Portland where she worked as an art director and also directed projects for Nike.
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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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Cut+Run NYC Promotes Stacy Peterson To Editor and Julia Williams To HOP
News: Cut+Run NYC Promotes Stacy Peterson To Editor and Julia Williams To HOPCut+Run New York is proud to announce that Stacy Peterson has been promoted to Editor and Julia Williams has been promoted to Head of Production. Peterson joins a New York-based editor roster that features Jon Grover, Akiko Iwakawa, Joel Miller, Gary Knight, Georgia Dodson, Dan Maloney and TG Herrington.
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Comedy Director Rob Pritts Joins Lucky 21
News: Comedy Director Rob Pritts Joins Lucky 21Award-winning director Rob Pritts has joined Lucky 21. Pritts is known for bringing out the comedic foibles of the human condition. At Lucky 21 he joins a select directing roster that includes Jeff Bednarz, Tom Ryan and The Chartrands.
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NEW WORK: Grey and Bodega Deliver Brand Shift for Lean Cuisine
News: NEW WORK: Grey and Bodega Deliver Brand Shift for Lean CuisineNew York/San Francisco-based content creation/production studio Bodega director Adam Reid peers into an inspiring and contagiously passionate delivery nurse who fuels her joy for helping others with healthy eating in the new 2:00 “Night Nurse” for Lean Cuisine out of Grey, New York. The docu-style campaign depicts a significant shift for the brand, steering away from the dieting messaging and focusing on maintaining a healthy lifestyle to feed the passions in people’s lives. The spot features a spirited night nurse who brings her fervor for life to both her personal passions and career, riding a Harley while off the clock, and inspiring strength in soon-to-be mothers when at the hospital. She bounds through hospital hallways with a genuine excitement for bringing new life into the world and fuels her vivacity with healthy eating.
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iZotope Makes Debut as Exhibitor at IBC 2015
News: iZotope Makes Debut as Exhibitor at IBC 2015Award-winning company to demonstrate the latest advances in audio post production and broadcast workflows
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, is making its first formal appearance as an exhibitor at IBC 2015 (stand 8.D80). The company will spotlight its RX family of post production tools and the critical role it plays within post production workflows.
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Production Music Association Announces Launch of First Annual "Mark Awards" For Excellence within the Production Music Community
News: Production Music Association Announces Launch of First Annual "Mark Awards" For Excellence within the Production Music CommunityHollywood, CA, July 7, 2015 – The non-profit Production Music Association the leading advocate and voice of the production music community, has announced its first Annual “Mark Awards” for Excellence in Production Music. The inaugural event will take place from 7-9 PM on September 9, 2015, at the Directors Guild of America headquarters in Los Angeles. The PMA is comprised of over 675 members, including music publishers, composers, and industry professionals. The announcement was made today by PMA Executive Director Hunter Williams.
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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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MammothHD - News Release: Building a 4K+ Resource foe NOW and the Furture (7.8.15)
News: MammothHD - News Release: Building a 4K+ Resource foe NOW and the Furture (7.8.15)MammothHD Footage Library building a 4K+ Resource for NOW and the FUTURE since 2007
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Post-Production Deliverables Made Easy With AlphaDogs Digital Service Station
News: Post-Production Deliverables Made Easy With AlphaDogs Digital Service StationPreparation for post-production deliverables is often an overwhelming and tedious experience and Producer/Director Zatella Beatty’s feature length documentary about basketball star Allen Iverson’s rise to fame in the sports world was certainly no exception. Meeting Showtime’s tight deadline on delivery of Iverson wasn’t going to be easy. Having already been a long-term client of AlphaDogs Beatty once again called upon the team’s expertise in sorting out the plethora of specs required for final conform of the film using their Digital Service Station® services.
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Mixer Jeff Payne Promotes Talent Within Eleven Upon Complete
Ben Freer & AJ Murillo Promoted to Mixers
Upon unveiling a major 2nd floor expansion including the addition of two state-of-the-art, audio post-production mixing suites, veteran Mixer Jeff Payne at Eleven has also promoted talents from within the company during this time of growth. Payne’s long-time Assistant Mixer Ben Freer has been promoted to Mixer and now calls Studio B his home suite. Assistant Mixer AJ Murillo has also been promoted to Mixer and is working on his own commercial, TV, film and music video projects; as well as working directly with Payne on all his clients’ projects.
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Canon Celebrates Significant Milestone With Production Of 110 Million Interchangable EF Lenses
News: Canon Celebrates Significant Milestone With Production Of 110 Million Interchangable EF LensesCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., will celebrate the achievement of a new lens-manufacturing milestone with the production of the Company’s 110-millionth EF-series interchangeable lens for Canon EOS cameras on June 22, 2015 —an EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra-wide-angle interchangeable zoom lens.
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Heresy's Les Umberger Sparks a Vibrant Sidewalk Dance Party for L'Tric
News: Heresy's Les Umberger Sparks a Vibrant Sidewalk Dance Party for L'TricVenice Beach, CA-based creative content studio Heresy director Les Umberger ignites a contagious florescent dance frenzy on an ordinary suburban sidewalk in the vibrant new video for Australian duo L’Tric’s track “This Feeling.” The video infuses an 90s dance vibe with a dose of small-town charm, finding a young man eagerly recording the new track on his boombox. The jam immediately sparks a dance fever in his conservatively-dressed father as he is leaving the house. The sidewalk dance party continues as two young women join in, seemingly unable to resist the infectious beat, leaving our young man in awe on the steps nearby. Steams of florescent light begins to flow from the movement of their limbs, escalating to an explosion of color that sprouts from their necks. Shocked, the young man hastily turns off the music, immediately halting the sidewalk action and scattering the trio of dancers, with the boy’s father insisting, “Don’t tell your mother about this."
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DP Stephen Hussar documents locomotive restoration with Zylight
News: DP Stephen Hussar documents locomotive restoration with ZylightDirector of photographyStephen Hussar is fascinated by restoration projects, both the processes themselves and the motivations of the people who dedicate themselves to reconditioning pieces of the past. It should come as no surprise, then, to learn that he has spent years documenting the progress of the restoration efforts on an 1891 steam locomotive housed at the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington (WW&F) Railway Museum in Alna, Maine.
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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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Rodeo FX Delivers Escape Sequence for Tomorrowland
News: Rodeo FX Delivers Escape Sequence for TomorrowlandCombining Practical Elements with CGI for a Realistic Look
Rodeo FX completed 50 visual effects shots for the latest Brad Bird movie, Tomorrowland, including digital matte painting, bluescreen compositing, scene enhancements, CG effects and simulation, and a thrilling sequence in which the central characters escape in a rocket-propelled bathtub pod moments before their farmhouse explodes. Partnering once again with ILM, Rodeo FX combined digital effects and miniatures shot in-house to deliver visual effects for a magical and futuristic world.
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Carbon VFX Signs Design Director Leo Nguyen
News: Carbon VFX Signs Design Director Leo NguyenCreative studio Carbon VFX is proud to announce the addition of award-winning Design Director Leo Nguyen. Nguyen joins the company with an impressive skillset that spans across art direction, illustration, 3D, motion graphics and editing. Prior to Carbon VFX, Nguyen spent two years at Light of Day as Design Director and, eventually, Creative Director. During his time at the creative studio, he led the company’s massive rebrand creating a new logo, website and identity.
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Colorfront Transkoder Certified for Dolby Atmos
News: Colorfront Transkoder Certified for Dolby AtmosTranskoder delivers object-based audio support and faster-than-realtime DCPs
Colorfront , the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, today announced that Colorfront Transkoder, its automated, standalone system for high-quality digital file conversion, has been certified by Dolby Laboratories for the creation of Dolby Atmos Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs).
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20th Century Fox’s Comedy ‘Spy’ Composited with Fusion Studio by Flash Film Works
News: 20th Century Fox’s Comedy ‘Spy’ Composited with Fusion Studio by Flash Film WorksBlackmagic Design today announced that Hollywood based VFX company Flash Film Works used Fusion Studio for its compositing work on 20th Century Fox’s comedy hit “Spy.” Fusion Studio was used by Compositing Supervisor Jeremy Nelson and his team for their compositing work, including perfecting car chase scenes, helicopter stunts and intricate fight scenes.
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NEW WORK: Zoic Studios Takes a Prehistoric Joyride for Trolli
Culver City, CA-based VFX shop Zoic Studios takes off on a blissful dinosaur adventure in the new :30 “Dino Trip” for Trolli out of Periscope, Minneapolis, MN. The spot features a peculiar man gleefully going about his day-to-day life while strapped to a T-Rex, making a supermarket run, going to work, going for a walk in the park, and taking a romantic stroll on the beach, all while blissfully unaware of the odd nature of his transportation. Click HERE to view the spot. The spot is the continuation of a campaign that launched in April, which included the :30 “Sour Brite Crawler Minis” and the :15 “Feed Your Sour Tooth” that aired in May 2015.
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Pongo Names Ron Pomerantz Vice President, Content & Strategy: Pomerantz had been Vice President, Marketing & Creative, at Disney Channel
News: Pongo Names Ron Pomerantz Vice President, Content & Strategy: Pomerantz had been Vice President, Marketing & Creative, at Disney ChannelPongo Names Ron Pomerantz Vice President, Content & Strategy: Pomerantz had been Vice President, Marketing & Creative, at Disney Channel
Pongo, a multi-award winning creative marketing agency for entertainment industry clients currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, has named Ron Pomerantz its new Vice President, Content & Strategy. Pomerantz joins Pongo from Disney Channel, where he had been Vice President, Marketing & Creative. Pongo executives Tom McGough, Founder/CEO, and Cary Sachs, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior VP, made the announcement.
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Sound Devices Keeps Pace with Hectic Production Schedule of Acclaimed Indie Film Tangerine
Six-Channel Portable Production Mixer with Integrated Recorder Captures Pristine Audio for Movie Filmed Entirely on iPhone5s
When veteran Sound Mixer Irin Strauss was tasked with capturing audio for one of the most talked-about indie films of the year, Tangerine, he turned to the 664 Production Mixer, made by Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production.
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One Fine Day Capture’s Essence Of Blues Great Bessie Smith In Promo For HBO’s Bio Pic ‘Bessie’
News: One Fine Day Capture’s Essence Of Blues Great Bessie Smith In Promo For HBO’s Bio Pic ‘Bessie’Design/Animation Studio Blends Photo-Real 3D Animation And Ultra High Res Live Action Into Compelling ‘Gilded Decay’ Look
Call it a prime example of ‘less is more’– design/animation studio One Fine Day created the compelling promo for HBO’s latest original film achievement, “Bessie,” starring Queen Latifah as the legendary blues singer Bessie Smith, featuring feathers gently falling in an empty theater where a boa lays wrapped around an antique microphone.
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Tokyo Sound Production Sets its Olympian 2020-Vision on Mistika
News: Tokyo Sound Production Sets its Olympian 2020-Vision on MistikaTeam already making full use of the system's versatility and wide ranging toolsets to service its clients' immediate demands
Japan's well-established and reputable post facility Tokyo Sound Production (TSP) made the recent forward-thinking move by upgrading to SGO's Mistika post production system to boost their broadcast projects.
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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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DIRECTOR PAUL STREET SIGNS WITH THE TRAVELING PICTURE SHOW COMPANY
TPSC bolsters its roster with iconic car shooter, Paul Street
The Traveling Picture Show Company signs legendary car shooter extraordinaire Paul Street for exclusive representation.
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European Debut for Facilis' New Shared Storage and Asset Tracking Products at IBC 2015
Facilis’ most advanced European tech showcase includes 72TB high-performance SSD Hybrid system, a new entry-level 16TB shared storage system and FastTracker integrated asset tracking.
At IBC 2015, Facilis (booth 7.C10), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets, will introduce a number of new products to the European market. These include solutions for high-end and budget conscious facilities, along with a new tracking product that combines search, management and access to project assets in a simple interface.
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Cinesite and Image Engine Join Forces
News: Cinesite and Image Engine Join ForcesCinesite and Image Engine today announced a merger of their two companies. The alliance gives the two entities a combined staff of over 525 artists worldwide, with capacity for 675 at their studios in London, Vancouver and Montréal. It ensures that both companies are well positioned to deliver world-class visual effects and animation services to their mutual global customer base.
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Cinesite and Image Engine Join Forces
News: Cinesite and Image Engine Join ForcesJuly 2nd, 2015, Cinesite and Image Engine today announced a merger of their two companies. The alliance gives the two entities a combined staff of over 525 artists worldwide, with capacity for 675 at their studios in London, Vancouver and Montréal. It ensures that both companies are well positioned to deliver world-class visual effects and animation services to their mutual global customer base.
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European Debut for Facilis' New Shared Storage and Asset Tracking Products at IBC 2015
Spotlights Partnerships with Technology Leaders
Facilis’ most advanced European tech showcase includes 72TB high-performance SSD Hybrid system, a new entry-level 16TB shared storage system and FastTracker integrated asset tracking.
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Helicopter Film Services Relied on the AERIGON for Aerial Cinematography on Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron
Industry-leading Pro Cinema Drone Provides Stable Platform for Capturing Live-Action Plates for VFX
The AERIGON™, an aerial remote camera head (ARCH™) from Intuitive Aerial, was operated by Helicopter Film Services to shoot aerial footage used throughout Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The remarkable stability of the AERIGON platform meant that footage captured could be fed directly into ILM’s VFX pipeline. For the first time, filmmakers have access to an aerial system capable of controlling the best production cameras, such as the new ARRI Alexa Mini, regardless of weight, to shoot feature film-ready images with reliable precision.
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DiaQuest ProductionLink supports new Adobe CC 2015
DiaQuest Products, a software development firm with a focus on the video and film industries, today announced its ProductionLink plug-ins already support the new Adobe Creative Cloud® 2015, so current users do not need to upgrade their software. Once installed, ProductionLink features appear within the Adobe user interface and add Avid® Interplay to Adobe’s list of available render formats for Adobe Premiere Pro or After Effects.
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New KODAK Archive Package Helps Independent Filmmakers Preserve Art
News: New KODAK Archive Package Helps Independent Filmmakers Preserve ArtKodak and Cinelab London Form Initiative to Assist in Creation of Film Elements
Kodak is launching a pioneering archival program for UK customers today as part of the company’s continuing focus on independent filmmakers. In collaboration with Cinelab London, the KODAK Archive Package offers flat-rate pricing for film, digital recording and processing. This allows Kodak to work with independent content owners to deliver a cost effective archive master on film regardless of the origination format of a production.
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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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cineSync 3.6 and Shotgun Integration Released Today
News: cineSync 3.6 and Shotgun Integration Released TodaycineSync and Shotgun join forces to offer VFX, animation and post studios a faster way of working
Cospective today announces the commercial release of cineSync 3.6, featuring the brand new integration between remote review and approval tool cineSync and Shotgun production tracking, review and asset management software.
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Xsens’ MVN Wearable Motion-Capture Systems Helps Push Universal Pictures and MRC’s Ted 2 VFX to New Heights
Lightweight Inertial Capture Suits Let the Production Company Lay Down Ted’s Performance Live on Set
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Avid Supports Aspiring Filmmakers at Sundance Institute
Avid Everywhere Gives Emerging Filmmakers Access to Industry- Standard Workflows, Delivering on the Company's Commitment to Nurturing Independent Filmmakers
Avid(R) (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that it has renewed its support for the Sundance Institute Directors Lab at Sundance Resort in Utah as part of the company's commitment to developing the next generation of creative professionals, a key element of Avid Everywhere(TM). Emerging filmmakers taking part in the month-long Lab will use creative applications and shared storage solutions--all powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform--to help them hone their techniques.
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International Cinematographers Guild Selects 19th Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awardees
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has named eight honorees for the 19th Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA). The short films will premiere at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles on September 27, 2015. A New York premiere will follow on October 25 at the School of Visual Arts.
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Panavision’s Recapitalization Sets the Stage for Growth
News: Panavision’s Recapitalization Sets the Stage for GrowthPanavision, the entertainment industry’s most respected designer, manufacturer and provider of state-of-the-art cinema lenses and high-precision camera systems, today announced the recapitalization of the company. With the recapitalization, Panavision’s senior lenders unanimously agreed to convert a majority of the company’s long term debt into common stock of the company. This major reduction in Panavision’s debt enhances its capital structure and enables the company to explore growth opportunities.
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Media Alert: Autodesk Exchange Apps Store Reaches 1 Million Downloads
International Online Design and Engineering App Store Hits Major Milestone
Autodesk Exchange Apps, a web-based design and engineering app store created for the Autodesk community, celebrates its one-millionth app milestone this week with a customer download of the coolOrange threadModeler for Autodesk Inventor. In three years since launching, the site has published 1,800 apps from third-party developers, which are available for download in 14 different languages and in 191 countries. The online platform provides designers and engineers with a centralized location to access apps that advance efficiency and productivity while using Autodesk software, and makes it easy for app developers to reach Autodesk customers worldwide.
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International Cinematographers Guild Selects 19th Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awardees
News: International Cinematographers Guild Selects 19th Annual Emerging Cinematographer AwardeesThe International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has named eight honorees for the 19th Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA). The short films will premiere at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles on September 27, 2015. A New York premiere will follow on October 25 at the School of Visual Arts.
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Traveling Picture Show Company Signs Director Paul Street
TPSC bolsters its roster with iconic car shooter, Paul Street
The Traveling Picture Show Company signs legendary car shooter extraordinaire Paul Street for exclusive representation.
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TFBOYS' Fanta Commercial Graded on DaVinci Resolve by Beijing's HomeBoy Cine Studio
TFBOYS’ Fanta TVC Graded on DaVinci Resolve by Beijing’s HomeBoy Cine Studio
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TV Land Comedy "Younger" Finished at Technicolor PostWorks
News: TV Land Comedy "Younger" Finished at Technicolor PostWorksColorist Anthony Raffaele assists award-winning cinematographer John Thomas in giving the new series a distinctive, comedic look.
Post-production finishing for the first season of TV Land’s inspired new comedy Younger was recently completed at Technicolor PostWorks, New York. Senior Colorist Anthony Raffaele applied the final color grade to the original series, which has generated buzz and a growing fan base thanks to its positive depiction of intergenerational female relationships.
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TV Land Comedy "Younger" Finished at Technicolor PostWorks
News: TV Land Comedy "Younger" Finished at Technicolor PostWorksColorist Anthony Raffaele assists award-winning cinematographer John Thomas in giving the new series a distinctive, comedic look.
Post-production finishing for the first season of TV Land’s inspired new comedy Younger was recently completed at Technicolor PostWorks, New York. Senior Colorist Anthony Raffaele applied the final color grade to the original series, which has generated buzz and a growing fan base thanks to its positive depiction of intergenerational female relationships.
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iZotope Releases RX Final Mix: New Plug-in Brings Sonic Impact
Designed for post production, RX Final Mix makes it easier for content creators to quickly sculpt a smooth, balanced mix
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, today released its new RX Final Mix real-time plug-in. Part of the award-winning RX family of post-production tools, RX Final Mix helps audio post-production and broadcast professionals create balanced mixes that are impactful yet True Peak compliant.
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Blackmagic Design Products Used to Complete Some of the Summer's Biggest Films
Blackmagic Design today announced that a variety of its products were used on some of the summer season’s biggest blockbusters and most anticipated films. DPs, VFX artists and colorists around the world continue to rely on Blackmagic Design to help deliver professional results.
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AJA CION Takes the 4K Spotlight at Pacific Producers Group
An appreciation for filmmaking quickly turned into a full-time gig for Shawn Serdar. Channeling a passion for the craft, he took over the reigns at Pacific Producers Group (PPG) in 2007, and the Vancouver-based production company has been thriving ever since. Operating out of Gak Studio, a video and photography studio where Serdar is Partner, PPG provides multimedia services to industrial, government, legal and commercial clients. Favoring 4K capture for greater creative flexibility, Serdar and the Gak partners keep the studio stocked with an arsenal of 4K gear, including a new AJA CION camera.
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Cine Gear 2015 Hollywood draws to Successful Close and Technical Award-Winners Announced
News: Cine Gear 2015 Hollywood draws to Successful Close and Technical Award-Winners AnnouncedCine Gear 2015 Hollywood draws to Successful Close and Technical Award-Winners Announced
Cine Gear Expo drew the world’s top motion picture, video and new media community for the unveiling of the latest industry technology and to discuss the latest trends. There were 15,490 attendees from 48 countries at the event.
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Art Directors Guild Presents "THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD" Film Screening
News: Art Directors Guild Presents "THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD" Film ScreeningAcademy Award-winning film spotlights production design of Carl Jules Weyl
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque will present a screening of Errol Flynn’s swashbuckling adventure fantasy THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (1938) spotlighting the production design by Academy Award®-winning designer Carl Jules Weyl, as part of the 2015 ADG Film Series on Sunday, June 28, at 5:30 P.M. at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. The ADG “Confessions of a Production Designer” Film Series is sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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Facilis TerraBlock Revolutionizes Working Practices at Ka-boom
News: Facilis TerraBlock Revolutionizes Working Practices at Ka-boomAdvanced Shared Storage Technology Helps Break Down Silos in Leading Northern Irish Post House, Aids Collaborative Working and Fuels Stellar Business Growth
Belfast-based Ka-boom - one of Northern Ireland’s fastest growing Production and Post Production facilities for TV and Film – has announced that the successful integration of a 48TB Facilis TerraBlock 24D shared storage system has revolutionized working practices at the facility. Ka-boom’s managing director, Zach Willis, believes that the adoption of Facilis’ shared storage technology has been a key technology enabler in the business’ stellar growth over the last two years.
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The 22nd Chicago Underground Film Festival Wraps With Record
News: The 22nd Chicago Underground Film Festival Wraps With RecordUK
The Chicago Underground Film Festival, presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey with additional support from Lagunitas Brewing Company, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy and SAG-AFTRA, concluded its 22nd edition with another year of increased attendance. More than 2,000 cinephiles converged on the Logan Theatre for the five-day event, which drew an unprecedented 63 visiting filmmakers from across the globe, nearly double the number of attendees last year. The Chicago Underground Film Festival has made the Logan Theatre its home for the past three years, with turnout growing each year as the Festival established its vital presence in the Logan Square community.
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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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‘Gear Dictionary’ Web Series Uses Zylight for Studio Shoots
News: ‘Gear Dictionary’ Web Series Uses Zylight for Studio ShootsZylight F8-100’s quantum dot technology provides more refined and balanced natural light output on minimal power
For Zeke Kamm, a week does not go by without a call from someone in the industry looking for production equipment advice. A self-described “gear head” filmmaker with more than 20 years in the industry, he decided to create Gear Dictionary, a free online educational series, to collect his advice on a number of subjects in one spot. Kamm, who serves as CEO of Aviator Camera Gear in Bend, Ore., began posting episodes to www.geardictionary.comin April.
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CENTURY Optronic inc to provide support for fujinon lenses during canada’s summer sports bonanza
Service partner for FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division specializes in lenses and battery supplies for broadcast
Century Optronic, the Canadian-based service partner for the Optical Devices Divisionof FUJIFILM North America Corporation, will provide technical support for FUJINON lenses during the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Pan Am Games, and the Para Pan Am Games. Based in Markham, Ontario, Century Optronicspecializes in the sales and service of lenses and battery supplies for broadcast television production.
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Cut+Run's Akiko Iwakawa Edits New Curious And Sublime Music
News: Cut+Run's Akiko Iwakawa Edits New Curious And Sublime MusicShave Forth: Cut+Run's Akiko Iwakawa edited the new curious and sublime music video for Gillette BODY via agency GREY. Directed by Hiro Murai, known for his penchant for absurdist visual spectaculars for the likes of St. Vincent, the piece is set to an EDM track created exclusively for the project by DJs From Mars and Dr Lecktroluv. The film, concepted by the original thinkers at GREY, is all about the confidence -- Busby Berkley style confidence with male synchronized swimmers -- that comes with the use of the first razor built specifically for the terrain of a man’s form.
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MAXON Cinema 4D VFX and Animation Artistry on Avengers: Age of Ultron
Cantina Creative and Territory Studio’s Fictional UI Designs Leverage Powerful 3D Toolset For Enhanced Visual Realism and Complexity
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced that preeminent creative, design and visual effects studios – Los Angeles-based Cantina Creative and London-based Territory Studio – leveraged its cornerstone 3D software solution, Cinema 4D, as a pivotal digital content creation tool to create numerous visual effects to advance story point elements that appear throughout Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron superhero film sequel.
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Art Directors Guild Gallery Opening Featurs "SCANDAL" Production Designer

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Re-Recording Mixers Steve Pederson and Daniel J. Leahy Join Sony
News: Re-Recording Mixers Steve Pederson and Daniel J. Leahy Join SonyRe-Recording Mixers Steve Pederson and Daniel J. Leahy Join Sony Pictures Post Production Services
Continuing to grow its sound department, Sony Pictures Post Production Services has added award-winning re-recording mixers Steve Pederson and Daniel J. Leahy to its creative staff. Pederson and Leahy have worked as a team on a number of motion picture projects, including the Antoine Fuqua film The Equalizer, which, as independents, they mixed on Sony Pictures’ Cary Grant Stage last year. They are currently mixing Fuqua’s latest film, Southpaw on the Sony lot. Upcoming projects include HBO’s True Detective and Fuqua’s remake of The Magnificent Seven.
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Kodak Finalizes Deals with Hollywood Studios
News: Kodak Finalizes Deals with Hollywood StudiosKodak announced today that it has finalized new film supply agreements with all six major Hollywood studios. As part of these agreements, Kodak will continue to provide motion picture film to 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Co., Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., NBC Universal Inc., Paramount Pictures Corp. and Sony Pictures for their movie and television productions.
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