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Facilis Technology and Marquis Broadcast Announce Extended TerraBlock Compatibility with Project Parking
News: Facilis Technology and Marquis Broadcast Announce Extended TerraBlock Compatibility with Project ParkingIntegrated Shared Storage, Media and Metadata Workflow Fuels Productivity
At IBC 2015, shared storage provider Facilis Technology (stand 7.C10) and Marquis Broadcast (stand 2.A58), specialists in content workflows and media integration software, will announce further integration qualifying Project Parking products with TerraBlock shared storage. As a result of this strategic partnership, Project Parking can utilize TerraBlock storage within Avid-centric workflows, processing projects and media seamlessly. If required, Project Parking can also use the TerraBlock system as the destination storage device within an Avid workflow.
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Tattersall Sound and Picture Unveils Dolby Atmos-Certified Mixing Theater
News: Tattersall Sound and Picture Unveils Dolby Atmos-Certified Mixing TheaterToronto facility creates “immersive” soundtrack for Afghan war drama “Hyena Road” debuting at TIFF.
In a significant boost to its services for movie and television sound, Tattersall Sound and Picture has added Dolby Atmos technology to its largest mixing stage and completed its first project in the immersive sound format. Hyena Road, an Afghan war drama from actor/director Paul Gross (Passchendaele) will make its world premiere this month at the Toronto International Film Festival as a Gala Presentation.
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Canon developing high-sensitivity network camera that achieves high visibility even for long-range nighttime surveillance*
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing a high-sensitivity network camera equipped with a fast, high-magnification lens capable of long-range color image capture, even at night, enabling the surveying of subjects that might be hard to see with the naked eye.
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Diversity Will Be Focus at SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition and Related Events
SMPTE 2015 Panel to Discuss Strategy for Boosting Diversity, Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®) Women's Luncheon to Address Rise of Inclusivity and Diversity
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), Oct. 27-29 in Hollywood, California, and related events will focus on fostering the presence and engagement of diversity in the industry, enriching it with colleagues representing a greater variety of experiences, perspectives, and voices.
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D3D and Christie Officially Launch Laser Dome Projection Solution
D3D Cinema and Christie Announce Rollout of Premium Laser-Illuminated Projection System for Giant Dome Theaters
D3D Cinema and Christie® are pleased to announce the completion of R&D testing on a laser-illuminated digital giant dome projection system. Client demonstrations will commence this fall, with the first installations on target for 2016.
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Christie a Big Player at Giant Screen Cinema Association Show
Christie’s Larry Paul and Bryan Boehme to speak at conference
Christie® is pleased to support the Giant Screen Cinema Association International Conference and Trade Show (GSCA) taking place in San Francisco September 9-11 at the Parc 55 hotel and AMC Metreon Theatre. The event includes films, professional development and technical sessions, awards, a trade show, and more.
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Deluxe Delivers Color Grading, Audio and Post for Nineteen Films at TIFF 2015; Deluxe Toronto is TIFF’s Official Post Production Home
Many of TIFF’s Most Anticipated Projects Feature Contributions From Deluxe and its Portfolio Companies Company 3, Method Studios and EFILM
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. provided a wide range of creative services and digital solutions for nearly twenty of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF 2015) selections. Deluxe Toronto, Deluxe’s full service postproduction facility in downtown Toronto, is also the official post-production home for the Toronto International Film Festival.
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Filmed Academy Invests In 18 Panasonic Varicam 35 4k Camera/Recorders To Advance Filmmaking Instruction At High School Level
News: Filmed Academy Invests In 18 Panasonic Varicam 35 4k Camera/Recorders To Advance Filmmaking Instruction At High School LevelFilmEd Academy of the Arts (Newport Beach, CA), which for the past 15 years has provided production services and filmmaking training to high schools throughout Orange County, recently added 18 Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to its camera inventory.
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PESA Welcomes Four International Channel Partners
PESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of streaming, routing, and AV integration products, today announced it has added four new international dealers prior to its appearance at IBC2015 (Stand 8.E47), which runs Sept. 11-15 at Amsterdam RAI. The new dealers – Daxco Digital, OBV.TV, Network Electronics, and Northcase Limitada – will help PESA develop new markets in several countries across four continents.
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IBC2015: Zylight Shines with F8-200 2K LED Fresnel, Newz On-Camera Light at IBC2015
News: IBC2015: Zylight Shines with F8-200 2K LED Fresnel, Newz On-Camera Light at IBC2015
Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will showcase its new F8-200 LED Fresnel and Newz on-camera LED light at IBC2015 (Stand 11.E38), which runs Sept. 11-15 at RAI Amsterdam. The F8-200 is designed for location shoots or studio installations, while the compact Newz is built for broadcast news and other run-and-gun shooting applications.
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Anton/Bauer Announces New CINE Battery Series at the 2015 IBC Show
News: Anton/Bauer Announces New CINE Battery Series at the 2015 IBC ShowIBC 2015, Stand E55, Hall 11
Anton/Bauer, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery and charging technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries, announces its new CINE battery series for digital cinema cameras. The CINE battery series was designed to be the safest and most durable mobile power solution for professional cinematographers.
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View Conference 2015 Names Keynote Speakers: Mark Osborne, Randy Thom, Jorge Gutierrez and Shannon Tindle; Italy's Premiere Computer Graphics Conference to be Held October 19-23 in Turin
News: View Conference 2015 Names Keynote Speakers: Mark Osborne, Randy Thom, Jorge Gutierrez and Shannon Tindle; Italy's Premiere Computer Graphics Conference to be Held October 19-23 in TurinThe 16th annual VIEW Conference, Italy’s premiere annual gathering of industry professionals presenting the latest news and trends across all areas of the digital arts, including Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX, has announced this year’s stellar lineup of Keynote Speakers. Please see: http://www.viewconference.it/
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Christie's 6P Laser Wins Bejing's BIRTV Award
News: Christie's 6P Laser Wins Bejing's BIRTV AwardChristie®, the industry-preferred brand in the digital cinema projection market, is proud to announce that it is the recipient of the prestigious BIRTV Award for the Christie 6-Primary (6P) laser projection system at the 2015 Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Equipment Exhibition (BIRTV).
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Boris Continuum Complete 10 delivers powerful mocha tracking & masking tools to Avid & Adobe Editors.
News: Boris Continuum Complete 10 delivers powerful mocha tracking & masking tools to Avid & Adobe Editors.Boris FX / Imagineer to Showcase New Tools for Visual Effects and Image Restoration at IBC 2015 (Booth 7.K29)
Boris FX™, the leading developer in VFX and workflow solutions for film and video, and Imagineer Systems, the Academy Award-winning developer of mocha® Planar Tracking tools, will showcase the newest versions of flagship products Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) and mocha Pro at IBC on September 11-15, 2015 at the RAI Amsterdam, Netherlands in booth 7.K29.
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Anton/Bauer Announces New 7.2V Series of Li-Ion Batteries and Chargers
News: Anton/Bauer Announces New 7.2V Series of Li-Ion Batteries and ChargersAnton/Bauer, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery and charging technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries, is proud to announce new L-Series 7.2V batteries and chargers that offer long, reliable run-times for professional video cameras and accessories.
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Award-Winning Creative Professionals Will Reveal How The Grand Budapest Hotel and Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation Came Together With the Help of Avid Artist Suite Creative Tools
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced guest speakers who will present at the Avid booth (#7.J20) at IBC 2015 which takes place in Amsterdam from September 11-15, 2015. Editor Barney Pilling, who cut The Grand Budapest Hotel, and supervising sound editor/sound designer James Mather, who worked on Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, will share how they embraced Avid Everywhere™to bring these top movies to life using Avid Artist Suite creative tools powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8 Public Beta is Available
Blackmagic Design today announced the public beta of the free version of Fusion 8, the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website. This beta is for the free version of Fusion 8 and is available for both Mac OS X and Windows.
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Modern VideoFilm HDR - New TV colorist Press Release
News: Modern VideoFilm HDR - New TV colorist Press ReleaseModern VideoFilm powered by Point.360 participated in a 4K/HDR panel discussion sponsored by Key Code Media on the Sony lot Wednesday August 19th, 2015.
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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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Technicolor PostWorks Helps David Simon Recreate 1980s Yonkers
News: Technicolor PostWorks Helps David Simon Recreate 1980s YonkersPost-production for Show Me a Hero, the new 6-part drama debuting on HBO this month, recently wrapped up at Technicolor PostWorks New York. The post house handled dailies processing, editorial conforming, final color grading and deliverables. It also provided sound mixing through its PostWorks facility.
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PlayBox Technology Advancing into SaaS with CloudAir Universal
News: PlayBox Technology Advancing into SaaS with CloudAir UniversalSee PlayBox Technology on stand 8.B70 at IBC2015, Amsterdam, September 11-15
PlayBox Technology, the world’s premier television-channel-in-a-box brand with over 15,500 playout and branding channels, announces a major addition to its product range. CloudAir streamlines workflows to deliver television from the cloud. It can dramatically lower the capital expenditure cost of running established and start-up television channels. CloudAir will form the basis of a technology demonstration at the impending 2015 International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam.
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IBC2015: Zylight 'Spread the Newz' Contest Offers Free On-Camera Lights
News: IBC2015: Zylight 'Spread the Newz' Contest Offers Free On-Camera LightsZylight ‘Spread the Newz’ Contest Offers Free On-Camera Lights During IBC2015
Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, is encouraging IBC2015 attendees to “Spread the Newz” via Twitter about its Newz on-camera light. During the #SpreadTheNewz IBC Giveaway, Zylight will award one Newz to someone who tweets about the new light each day during the show, which runs Sept. 11-15 at RAI Amsterdam.
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Press Release: Lipsync Post Projects Featured At Toronto Film
LipSyncPost is delighted to see three of its post-production film projects featured at the 40thanniversary Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2015. LipSync provided post-production services as well as equity investment services for London Road, London Fields and Kajaki. The strong showing at TIFF follows the success of seeing nine LipSync film projects at the London Film Festival last year.
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Avid Everywhere Brings Top Creative Film Talent to IBC
Award-Winning Creative Professionals Will Reveal How The Grand Budapest Hotel and Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation Came Together With the Help of Avid Artist Suite Creative Tools
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Press Release: Media 100 Launches Free Educational Licensing
Includes Boris RED 3D titling and VFX plug-in for Media 100 and Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac
Boris FX™, the leading developer of visual effects and post-production solutions for film and video, and MacVideo Promo, a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for Mac video editors, announce a limited-time program that provides free, perpetual Media 100 site licenses to qualified educational institutions. In addition, limited-time discounted pricing is available for qualified students and educators.
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PlayBox Technology’s New CloudAir Application Selected to Support Tata Communications’ New Global Broadcast Playout Service
See PlayBox Technology on stand 8.B70 at IBC2015, Amsterdam, September 11-15
PlayBox Technology’s new CloudAir virtual application has been selected by Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, to support its new cloud broadcast playout service. The new broadcast playout service, originally announced at NAB 2015 as part of Tata Communications’ cloud-based media ecosystem platform, will be available in September 2015 and accessible under full IP-based connectivity control to customers globally.
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Timecode Systems Now Shipping the :mini trx+ With B:LINK Compatibility
Timecode Systems Ltd., a pioneer in wireless technologies for sharing timecode and metadata, today announced its role in a Timecode Systems Ltd., a pioneer in wireless technologies for sharing timecode, sync, and metadata, announced today it is now shipping the :mini trx+ with B:LINK compatibility. The :mini trx+ also features several new upgrades that improve performance and provide increased mounting options.
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Filmworkers' Knack for Developing Talent Continues with Colorists Jeff Altman and Matt Harger
News: Filmworkers' Knack for Developing Talent Continues with Colorists Jeff Altman and Matt HargerAltman grades eSports documentary, “All Work All Play”; Harger to grade indie feature “Who Gets the Dog?”
Filmworkers has a tradition for developing post-production talent and now it has two new stars in the making. Young colorists Jeff Altman and Matt Harger are producing standout work, and developing strong followings among local agencies and filmmakers for their enthusiasm, knowledge of digital cameras from the Alexa to the iPhone, and their ability to quickly work with clients to reach desired creative goals.
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FuseFX Delivers Action-Packed VFX for "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
News: FuseFX Delivers Action-Packed VFX for "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."Burbank-based effects studio collects second Emmy nomination for ABC series.
Accolades continue to accumulate for FuseFX and its work on ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The lead visual effects provider for the action series, the team from the Burbank-based studio is currently nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Visual Effects; the second straight year they’ve been so honored. They’ve also tallied three V.E.S. Award nominations and an Online Film & Television Award nomination over the course of the show’s first two seasons.
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Production Music Conference Announces New Panelists, Collaboration with Society of Composers & Lyricists, and "Composer Demo Derby"
News: Production Music Conference Announces New Panelists, Collaboration with Society of Composers & Lyricists, and "Composer Demo Derby"The non-profit Production Music Association the leading advocate and voice of the production music community, is making a number of new announcements regarding its Second Annual Production Music Conference (PMC,) which will be held from 8 AM to 7PM on Sept. 9th at the Directors Guild of America headquarters in Los Angeles.
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4K Optics Defined to Standing Room Crowd During First-Ever FUJIFILM 4K Day
News: 4K Optics Defined to Standing Room Crowd During First-Ever FUJIFILM 4K DayIt was standing room only at the recent FUJIFILM 4K Day held at the Digital Motion Picture Center (DMPC) in Culver City, California on August 13, with attendees eager to discover what makes a 4K lens truly 4K. The crowd - a cross section of DPs, engineers, company executives, TV and film rental house personnel – got to see the much buzzed about 4K PL-mount Cine-Style and Ultra HD lenses for 2/3-inch broadcast cameras operating side by side and participate in a Q&A following detailed presentations by FUJIFILM executives about the nature of 4K optics.
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Top VFX House MASTERSFX Names Scott Coulter its New Vice President & Executive Producer of Visual Effects
News: Top VFX House MASTERSFX Names Scott Coulter its New Vice President & Executive Producer of Visual EffectsAward-winning character-effects firm MASTERSFX (MFX) has named longtime VFX Producer Scott Coulter as its new Vice President & Executive Producer of Visual Effects. The announcement was made by Todd Masters, Founder, President and Chief Monster-Maker, MFX.
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Band Pro to Unveil New S35xFF Expander at IBC 2015
News: Band Pro to Unveil New S35xFF Expander at IBC 2015Band Pro Munich GmbH (the European branch of Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc.) will unveil the new IB/E Super 35 to Full Frame Expander at this year’s IBC show. The highly anticipated S35xFF Expander provides full sensor coverage from any S35 lens (including the 8K Weapon sensor), and promises to be a critical addition to the pro cinematography tool kit.
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Rising Sun Pictures Offers Course in Compositing for Feature Films
News: Rising Sun Pictures Offers Course in Compositing for Feature FilmsAspiring visual effects artists will have an opportunity to learn the basics of compositing through a new course offered by Rising Sun Pictures. Introduction to Compositing for Feature Films will be taught by RSP Senior Compositor Paul Kirwan, whose more than two dozen film credits include Gravity, The Great Gatsby, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
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The Refinery AV Welcomes Josh Olson As SVP of Theatrical/Creative Director
News: The Refinery AV Welcomes Josh Olson As SVP of Theatrical/Creative DirectorMarketing agency The Refinery AV is pleased to welcome Josh Olson as SVP of Theatrical/Creative Director. Olson, who brings more than a decade of experience in entertainment marketing, will work closely with The Refinery AV Partner/Creative Director Brett Winn on company growth initiatives and creative strategies for feature film, television, multimedia and gaming clients.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Return of Popular 3G Mini Converters at a New Low Price
The world’s best SD and HD broadcast quality converters available now for only $195
Blackmagic Design today announced the return of its popular line of 3G Mini Converters at the new lower price of US$195.
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Visual Effect Society Releases Industry-Leading Demo Material Guidelines for Facilities and Artists
New Benchmark to Support and Protect All Parties in Showcasing VFX Work Product
The Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, has announced the release of first-of-its-kind Demo Material Guidelines. The Guidelines are a set of recommendations for the usage and release of work-for-hire materials presented as part of a demo reel portfolio by VFX facilities and practitioners. Its purpose is to provide a fair and consistent framework that provides reasonable access for artists to showcase their work, while protecting the ownership rights of studios and producers. The Demo Material Guidelines were developed under the leadership of the VES Business, Labor & Law Committee (co-chaired by Bob Coleman and Ray Scalice) and with the collaboration of leading VFX companies and studio executives.
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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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Blackmagic Design's 12G-SDI Product Line Wins 2015 SBE Technology Award
ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, Smart Videohub 12G 40x40, Teranex Mini and HyperDeck Studio 12G win the 2015 Society of Broadcast Engineers Technology Award
Blackmagic Design today announced that its line of 12G-SDI products, including ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, Smart Videohub 12G 40x40, Teranex Mini and HyperDeck Studio 12G, has won the 2015 Society of Broadcast Engineers Technology Award.
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Nice Shoes Creative Studio and Grey Tell A Story With Air Particles for 3M
News: Nice Shoes Creative Studio and Grey Tell A Story With Air Particles for 3MIn devising a spot to showcase 3M’s Filtrete™ Air Filters’ removal of indoor air particles, Grey presented a unique challenge for Nice Shoes Creative Studio. They needed to shoot actual air particles (visible to the naked eye) to make people aware of how much dust, allergens and bacteria are contained in the air that people breathe in every day. Director Harry Dorrington presented an efficient solution utilizing the creative resources of Nice Shoes – including colorist Chris Ryan – to take the project from concept to completion. View it here: https://vimeo.com/135076890
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Mistika Reveals Future-Proof Innovation at BIRTV 2015
News: Mistika Reveals Future-Proof Innovation at BIRTV 2015China International Exhibition Center, 6 Beisanhuan East Road, Chaoyang District, 100028, Beijing, China
In partnership with Altec, SGOis showcasing Mistika'slatest innovative capabilities at BIRTV again this year on booth 8B16 from 26 – 29 August at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. The very latestversion of a 4K-HDR-capable Mistika system with a sleek Mistika Precisionfinishing control surface will be on display,including its full array of stunning grading features to make the most ofHDR technologies. A whole new media management sub-system is launching too, along with exciting new upgrades that allow transparent migration between colour spaces. View the recent Mistika 8.5 updates at www.sgo.es
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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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ARRI PCA for Canon EOS cameras: NEW PRO CAMERA ACCESSORIES FOR CANON C300 / C300 Mk II / C500
News: ARRI PCA for Canon EOS cameras: NEW PRO CAMERA ACCESSORIES FOR CANON C300 / C300 Mk II / C500Designed specifically for Canon’s latest Cinema EOS cameras, ARRI PCA introduces a new cine plate for film set environments, an adjustable broadcast plate for documentary-style filming and a handy top-mounted support plate.
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th2ng Signs Beauty and Comedy-Focused Director Chris Cottam
News: th2ng Signs Beauty and Comedy-Focused Director Chris CottamINTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION COMPANY TAPS RENOWNED BEAUTY/COMEDY DIRECTOR FOR US AND UK REPRESENTATION
Director Chris Cottam recently joined production company th2ng (pronounced 'thing two'), the live action division of th1ng (pronounced 'thing one') Group, for US and UK representation. Cottam's TV ad campaign portfolio includes high profile work for brands such as Kleenex, Dove and Rimmel. His experience filming beauty icons Kate Moss, Heidi Klum and Elle MacPherson showcases his ability to capture stunning crisp frames, while his sharp wit and knack for comedic timing can be seen in campaigns featuring comedians Robin Williams and Chris Rock.
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iZotope Sets Future Product Focus
News: iZotope Sets Future Product FocusDedicated to improving customer experience, company makes strategic moves to support both Music Production and Audio Post Production
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, today announced its strategic decision to divide the current iZotope product line into two distinct families of products, one focused on Music Production and the other on Audio Post Production.
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City Hearts: 2015 Fresh Focus Photo Auction to Honor Mary Ellen Mark
News: City Hearts: 2015 Fresh Focus Photo Auction to Honor Mary Ellen MarkA photograph of the late photographer with Marlon Brando on the set of “Apocalypse Now” will be the key photograph of an auction benefitting the children’s arts charity
City Hearts’ 4th Annual Fresh Focus Art Auction, slated for November 1st at The Leica Gallery in West Hollywood, will include a special tribute to the late photographer Mary Ellen Mark. A rare photograph of Mark with actor Marlon Brando on the set of the film Apocalypse Now, shot by Stefani Kong Uhler, will be the key photograph in the event’s auction. Proceeds from Fresh Focus 2015 will benefit City Hearts, a non-profit organization whose mission is to transform the lives of L.A’s most underserved and at-risk children through the arts.
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FMG Creates Broadcast Workflow for Swatch Freeride World Tour
California
Blackmagic Design announced today the Swatch Freeride World Tour Alaska leg was broadcast globally with the help of Fountain Media Group (FMG) using Blackmagic Design 4K products, including production switchers, monitors, converters and SSD recorders. The broadcast HQ for the event was 1,500 meters up an Alaskan ridge adjacent a mountain face known as "The Venue.” The crew staged and camped for 11 days with Blackmagic Design equipment, waiting for the perfect weather conditions to run the one day competition and live broadcast.
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Kodak Announces 2015 Scholarship Winners
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Kodak has named five students as award winners in the 2015 KODAK Scholarship Program, a global competition held annually in collaboration with the University Film and Video Program (UFVF). This year, the Program received a record-breaking number of applications, with over 55 film schools from around the world nominating students for the KODAK Student Scholarship and KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship. Winners received their prizes at the University of Film & Video Association (UFVA) Conference on August 8, at American University in Washington, DC.
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MPC LA NEWS: 5 New 3D Artists Hired, 1 Promoted
Burris, Tucker, Saavedra, Broussard, Maude & Trippe Add Major Firepower to MPC LA Advertising 3D Division
In response to new business growth driven by its diverse offering across VFX, VR and color, and industry recognition of excellence most recently with AICP and Cannes honors, MPC Los Angeles is pleased to announce the new hires of five industry-leading artists to its Advertising 3D division.
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New Simon Pegg film “Absolutely Anything” graded with DaVinci Resolve at Mytherapy founder and chief colorist, Dado Valentic.
Blackmagic Design today announced that “Absolutely Anything,” this summer’s new British sci-fi comedy starring Simon Pegg, has been graded on DaVinci Resolve Studio by Mytherapy
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​​Blackmagic Design Announces New Lower Price for Blackmagic Studio Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced it will make the optical fiber connection on its Blackmagic Studio Camera models a user installed option allowing the company to reduce the retail price of the camera. The HD model will reduce in price by $300 and the Ultra HD model will reduce in price by $500.
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SGO's IBC 2015 Press Release - Stand A11, Hall 6 - SGO Presents Inspiring Sessions at IBC2015
SGO Presents Inspiring Sessions at IBC2015
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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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Introducing Postgenie, an Innovative a La Carte Approach to Post-Production
News: Introducing Postgenie, an Innovative a La Carte Approach to Post-ProductionDecreasing costs of hardware and software in the film industry have made it easy for anyone to access the tools to shoot and edit a commercial, corporate communications piece, short film, or feature. What's often missing in that equation is the experience to finish a piece in a high quality manner, or even to meet broadcast, web or exhibition standards. Postgenie aims to solve that problem by providing an easy and cost effective online solution. Simply upload individual shots or an entire video to have it color-graded or retouched by talented and experienced professionals.
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The Exquisite Corpse Project 2: A Global Design Game Amongst Friends
News: The Exquisite Corpse Project 2: A Global Design Game Amongst FriendsCollaborative Short Film Debuted at motion conference in Santa Fe
Michael Waldron, TV Land’s VP Creative Director Art and Design, recently directed artists from around the world for his second installment of The Exquisite Corpse Project. Commissioned in conjunction with the 2015 motion conference in Santa Fe, the collaborative multimedia film debuted at the conference in June before premiering online as a Vimeo Staff Pick early this month.
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Deluxe Creative Services Names Jaclyn Paris EP in Atlanta
News: Deluxe Creative Services Names Jaclyn Paris EP in AtlantaDeluxe Creative Services today announced the addition of Jaclyn Paris as executive producer for its growing Atlanta facility. In this role, she serves as the executive producer for Beast Atlanta, as well as oversees production for co-located sister facilities Method Studios and Company 3. Paris joins Deluxe from Cosmo Street Editorial, where she was head of production; she previously held various senior production roles at Lost Planet, Rabbit Content, Ravenswork Audio, and feature documentary outfit Isotope Films.
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The Foundry Introduces MARI 3
Now 3D paint artists can iterate faster, manage complexity better and produce higher quality results
At Siggraph 2015, The Foundry will demonstrate MARI 3, the newest version of its industry leading 3D paint package. Ideal for texturing and look development artists in the VFX, animation and games industries, MARI 3 combines productivity enhancing features with broader and tighter pipeline integration. This includes an exposed node graph for advanced users and integration with the rendering and baking capabilities of MODO, The Foundry’s 3D content creation solution. The Foundry will showcase MARI 3 at its Siggraph Booth #309, as well as in its live broadcast from Siggraph on Wednesday, August 12 at 10:05 AM (PDT).
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Studer Audio, RED Cameras Join ASG for San Francisco Events
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, will host two “Studer Audio & RED Cameras for Broadcast-Level Production” events in the San Francisco area this month to highlight live event and broadcast technologies. On Aug. 18, ASG partner Thresher Communication & Productivity in Sunnyvale will co-host a happy hour featuring Studer’s 52-foot demo production trailer from 5-7:30 p.m., with free appetizers and beverages. On Aug. 19, the trailer will be parked at Civic Center Plaza across from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and lunch will be provided.
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Kodak Announces 2015 Scholarship Winners
Kodak and UFVF Honor Students From Singapore, Poland and United States
Kodak has named five students as award winners in the 2015 KODAK Scholarship Program, a global competition held annually in collaboration with the University Film and Video Program (UFVF). This year, the Program received a record-breaking number of applications, with over 55 film schools from around the world nominating students for the KODAK Student Scholarship and KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship. Winners received their prizes at the University of Film & Video Association (UFVA) Conference on August 8, at American University in Washington, DC.
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FuseFX Artists Garner Emmy Nominations for "Marvel's Agents of of S.H.I.E.L.D” and “American Horror Story”
News: FuseFX Artists Garner Emmy Nominations for "Marvel's Agents of  of S.H.I.E.L.D” and “American Horror Story”FuseFX Artists Garner Emmy Nominations for “Marvel’s Agents
Artists from FuseFX received two nominations in visual effects categories in the 67th Emmy® Awards.
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Technomax Installs DaVinci Resolve Studio and Teranex Express
News: Technomax Installs DaVinci Resolve Studio and Teranex ExpressBlackmagic Design today announced that Tokyo’s Technomax Inc. has built a new 4K production and post production studio using DaVinci Resolve Studio, Teranex Express and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G, along with a number of other Blackmagic products.
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capital T - using cineSync on blockbuster movies
Bridging Oceans – How new tools are changing remote production
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Pixar Licenses NVIDIA Technology for Accelerating Feature Film Production
Today NVIDIA and Pixar announced a multi-year agreement that provides Pixar access to NVIDIA’s QMC rendering methods to speed their film production.
To accelerate production of its computer-animated feature films and short film content, Pixar Animation Studios is licensing a suite of NVIDIA technologies related to image rendering, the companies announced today.
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Technicolor PostWorks Supports TIFF World Premieres
News: Technicolor PostWorks Supports TIFF World PremieresTechnicolor PostWorks New York provided post-production services for four films making their world premieres at next month’s Toronto International Film Festival.
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Autodesk Brings Visionary Speakers to SIGGRAPH 2015
Autodesk’s speaker series is returning to SIGGRAPH this year from August 11-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Hosted in room 408A, the sessions, presented by industry thought leaders, will provide an in-depth overview of industry trends and emerging developments driving the future of 3D visual effects and production in film and television. Members of the Autodesk development team will also provide insights and updates on Autodesk software, including upcoming innovative applications of the technology in Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and virtual production. Sessions range in focus from “Terminator Genisys” and “Jurassic World” VFX breakdowns to cloud computing and more. A few highlight sessions include:
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SMPTE Elevates 15 Motion-Imaging Technology Industry Leaders to
Achievements of the Society's Newest Class of Fellows Will Be Celebrated at SMPTE 2015
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 announced that it has elevated 15 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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Boris FX and Imagineer Systems to Preview New VFX Tools at SIGGRAPH 2015
News: Boris FX and Imagineer Systems to Preview New VFX Tools at SIGGRAPH 2015Special guest artists to demo Boris Continuum Complete 10 and mocha Pro 5
Boris FX™, the leading developer in VFX and workflow solutions for film and video, and Imagineer Systems, the Academy Award-winning developer of mocha® Planar Tracking tools, will showcase the newest versions of flagship products Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) and mocha Pro at SIGGRAPH on August 11-13, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in booth 312.
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Rock Star Hotel Builds Live Streaming Workflow with Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K
Blackmagic Design announced today that the Rock Star Hotel in Osaka City has built a full 4K broadcast workflow, which is built around three Blackmagic Studio Camera 4Ks and an ATEM Production Studio 4K, to stream live events from the hotel.
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News: German TV series boosted by FilmLight render-free workflow
News: News: German TV series boosted by FilmLight render-free workflowSet-to-finish seamless integration for Germany’s Lerchenberg
The producers of the German television comedy drama series Lerchenberghave implemented a new comprehensive, render-free grading environment from FilmLight. The use of Baselight systems, not only in the grading suite but also on set as well as within plugins for the editor, provides maximum creative control as well as real savings in the time to air.
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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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Press Release for 8/5: ProMAX Platform now includes Native Avid Bin Locking and Project Sharing
News: Press Release for 8/5: ProMAX Platform now includes Native Avid Bin Locking and Project SharingProMAX Systems, world leader in integrated workflow technology for creative media organizations, today announced a major upgrade to its Platform Workflow Server, ProMAX Platform Version 4.6 with Avid Collaboration Features.
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EditShare Puts Intelligent Storage and MAM at the Heart of Collaborative Production and Broadcast Workflows at IBC
News: EditShare Puts Intelligent Storage and MAM at the Heart of Collaborative Production and Broadcast Workflows at IBCEditShare evolves; robust platform designed to power the most demanding media workflows; exclusive IBC 2015 “Whisper Suite” gives customers a glimpse into the future
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, invites production, post and broadcast professionals to get hands-on at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam. Attendees to the IBC show visiting EditShare (stand 7.G37) will get an exclusive look at the following breakthrough technology and real-world workflow advancements:
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Acclaimed Composer Brian Tyler Named Keynote Speaker for 2nd Annual Production Music Conference, Sept. 9 in Los Angeles
News: Acclaimed Composer Brian Tyler Named Keynote Speaker for 2nd Annual Production Music Conference, Sept. 9 in Los AngelesThe non-profit Production Music Association (PMA,) the leading advocate and voice of the production music community, has announced that acclaimed composer Brian Tyler will be the Keynote Speaker for the PMA’s 2nd Annual Production Music Conference. Tyler will speak from 9-10 AM on September 9th, at the DGA Headquarters in Los Angeles. A multi-award winner, Tyler is the composer of music for over 70 films, and the recipient of the 2014 Cue Awards “Film Composer of the Year” honor.
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"Southpaw": Sound Artists from Sony Pictures Post Production
News: "Southpaw": Sound Artists from Sony Pictures Post ProductionOne of Hollywood’s most gifted action directors, Antoine Fuqua explores the rarified violence of the boxing ring in his latest film Southpaw, released this month by The Weinstein Company. The film traces the rise, fall and redemptive resurrection of Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal), a talented but troubled fighter who grew up an orphan in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. A boxer himself since his youth in Pittsburgh, Fuqua delivers fight sequences that are both brutal and thrilling. He places the audience directly inside the ring—and sometimes inside Hope’s head—allowing them to experience the action from the perspective of the fighters themselves.
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DP Scott Sorensen Uses Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras on 'MythBusters'
News: DP Scott Sorensen Uses Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras on 'MythBusters'Blackmagic Design today announced that DP Scott Sorensen is using ten Pocket Cinema Cameras to capture secondary footage, as well as to shoot cold openings and the new opening title sequence, on Discovery Channel’s hit television show “MythBusters.” Scott is also using a MultiView 16, SmartView monitor and numerous Mini Converters Analog to SDI to remotely and wirelessly monitor and control the Pocket Cinema Cameras.
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The Creative Hub - A Co-Op for Creatives Opens In Atlanta
News: The Creative Hub - A Co-Op for Creatives Opens In AtlantaA Co-Op Creative Space Designed for Indie and Home Based Filmmakers August 4, 2015; Atlanta, GA; – The Creative Hub is now open in the Atlanta area bringing the co-op workspace to the digital creative industry. Targeted to the indie filmmakers and home based video producers, The Creative Hub lives inside the film and television production facility of Biscardi Creative Media (BCM).
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Zylight Welcomes BLV as Exclusive Distributor in Germany and Austria
News: Zylight Welcomes BLV as Exclusive Distributor in Germany and AustriaZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, today announced BLV is now the exclusive distributor for Zylight products in Germany and Austria.
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News: Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Writer-Producer-Director Devlin Keynote Speaker at 2015 VES Summit
News: News: Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Writer-Producer-Director Devlin Keynote Speaker at 2015 VES SummitIndustry Leaders to Host Interactive Business Roundtables
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced Dean Devlin, acclaimed writer-producer-director and President of Electric Entertainment, as Keynote Speaker at its 7th annual Summit, “Visualization to Virtualization: Storytelling Expands.” The interactive forum on Saturday, October 17th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to explore the dynamic evolution of visual imagery and illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem solving in a TED Talks-like atmosphere.
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Bridging oceans: How new tools are changing remote production
News: Bridging oceans: How new tools are changing remote productionVFX from a tropical paradise
VFX from a tropical paradise Technology has changed the world of post-production, not just in terms of the work produced, but in the way that work is approached. The proliferation of high-speed internet; the continuous move towards a cloud-based workflow; and tools like Skype – and, of course, cineSync – have allowed post-production teams to spread out, often working countries and even continents apart on the very same projects. Technology has seen the post-production world expand and yet grow tighter and more interconnected all at once.
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PEOPLE NEWS: Zoic Adds Seasoned VFX Supervisor Jeff Wozniak
News: PEOPLE NEWS: Zoic Adds Seasoned VFX Supervisor Jeff WozniakILM veteran will lead newly launched New York studio
Culver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added veteran VFX supervisor Jeff Wozniak. With nearly two decades of experience in VFX, he got his start at ILM and has worked on such acclaimed films as Star Wars Episode I, II, and III, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Avatar, the Transformers Trilogy and Marvel’s The Avengers. Wozniak will be helming Zoic’s newly launched New York studio that will service projects across all divisions: features, episodic, commercials and gaming. The NYC studio will leverage the studio’s robust in-house pipeline to collaborate with both the Culver City and Vancouver offices.
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Zoic Adds Seasoned VFX Supervisor Jeff Wozniak
News: Zoic Adds Seasoned VFX Supervisor Jeff WozniakCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added veteran VFX supervisor Jeff Wozniak. With nearly two decades of experience in VFX, he got his start at ILM and has worked on such acclaimed films as Star Wars Episode I, II, and III, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Avatar, the Transformers Trilogy and Marvel’s The Avengers. Wozniak will be helming Zoic’s newly launched New York studio that will service projects across all divisions: features, episodic, commercials and gaming. The NYC studio will leverage the studio’s robust in-house pipeline to collaborate with both the Culver City and Vancouver offices.
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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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Imagine Dragons Launches Twitch Channel Using Blackmagic Design Products
Imagine Dragons Launches Twitch Channel Using Blackmagic Design Products
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Alexa 65 Hits Theaters With Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation
News: Alexa 65 Hits Theaters With Mission: Impossible Rogue NationThe first production to use ARRI Rental’s ALEXA 65 large format digital camera system has hit theaters: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. Primarily shot with 35 mm film cameras by Academy Award® winner Robert Elswit, ASC, the fifth installment of the successful blockbuster spy series features a major underwater sequence, which was captured with prototype ALEXA 65 cameras in special HydroFlex housings by Pete Romano, ASC.
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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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Six Benefits of Microbudget Filmmaking - And How To Succeed!Six Benefits of Microbudget Filmmaking - And How To Succeed!
Microscopic budgets present limitations, but can also create opportunities. Gex Williams and Brian Crone produced Ctrl+Alt+Dance for $12,000, and it made $50,000 on its first night -- which included showings on every inhabited continent, has followings in nearly every major city, translated into 9 different languages by its fans. Want to know how to achieve that kind of global engagement? Look no further than the Six Benefits of Microbudget Filmmaking.
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Advantageous: Jennifer Phang on Making Way to SundanceAdvantageous: Jennifer Phang on Making Way to Sundance
Writer/Director Jennifer Phang's Sundance Jury Award-winning 'Advantageous' provides commentary on class and society that reflects her own experiences in the world through a science fiction story. The collaborative process took Phang from writing to post production in Adobe Premiere, where features like Dynamic Link became essential to finishing the film.
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"Fitness in Post" sounds like an oxymoron, but actually it's a fast-growing movement led by film and television editor Zack Arnold, helping the community of editors, visual effects artists and other post-production professionals to help each other become physically and mentally healthy.
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FotoKem Restores The 1965 Classic, The Sound of MusicFotoKem Restores The 1965 Classic, The Sound of Music
Restoring a beloved classic requires even more finesse than usual. Fortunately, today's tools offer more power than ever, along with more finesse, to enable the film experts at FotoKem to create a truly celebratory release of 1965's The Sound of Music.
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Outpost Pictures introduces Postgenie( https://outpostpictures.tv/postgenie/ ), a new web-based post-production tool that provides editors with customized shot cleanup and color grading right on the web -- no office visit necessary. Decreasing costs of hardware and software in the film industry have made it easy for anyone to access the tools...
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The Creative Hub Atlanta is now Open. A Co-Op Workspace for Creatives from Biscardi Creative Media
‘The Creative Hub’ from Biscardi Creative Media Launches in Atlanta A Co-Op Creative Space Designed for Indie and Home Based Filmmakers August 4, 2015; Atlanta, GA; – The Creative Hub is now open in the Atlanta area bringing the co-op workspace to the digital creative industry. Targeted to the indie...
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The First Precept for Shooting Outstanding Surgical Video Some years ago I was involved in the discovery and planning stages of a series of surgical video projects that were going to be created for and by the entire University of California ten-campus healthcare system. The essence of the project was...
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows all the Symphony editors out there how to create a Michael Bay inspired film look right from within their Symphony timeline.
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