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Sting's Steerpike Studio Stays Committed To Prism Sound Converters
News: Sting's Steerpike Studio Stays Committed To Prism Sound ConvertersAfter upgrading to Pro Tools HDX, Sting's private facility has invested in Prism Sound’s HDX Interface Cards to ensure the longevity of its prized ADA-8 converters.
Despite a pedigree that goes back nearly 20 years, Prism Sound's ADA-8 multichannel converter has maintained its status as an outstanding piece of technology and a prized item in many top end recording facilities, including Sterling Sound, Cornell University, British Grove Studios, Lucasfilm, Sony and Walt Disney.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex 3.2 Update
Teranex Express now includes 1089 standards conversions to any SD, HD and Ultra HD format!
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Teranex 3.2 Update which provides a major update to Teranex Express by adding full motion standards conversions for a total of 1089 real time SD, HD and Ultra HD format conversions. With this new software update and Teranex Express’s 12G-SDI technology, now customers can convert between any SD, HD and Ultra HD video format all the way up to 2160p60.
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Roger Welcomes CD Dane Macbeth; Promotes Brandon Stevenson to Head of Production
News: Roger Welcomes CD Dane Macbeth; Promotes Brandon Stevenson to Head of ProductionMixed-media production studio Roger continues its mission to grow its senior leadership by welcoming Dane Macbeth as Creative Director and promoting Producer Brandon Stevenson to Head of Production. The appointments come as Roger continues expanding its creative footprint in broadcast while adding content creation to its menu of services.
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News from Archion: NAB 2015 product showcase
Archion Advances Shared Storage Technology & Introduces Must See New Workflow Solutions at NAB 2015 -- Demonstrating How EditStor Platform Tackles the Most Demanding Editorial Workflows & Showcasing Collaborate Appliance for Adobe Creative Cloud Users.
Archion Technologies, a pioneer in high-performance collaborative storage solutions for media workflows, will be showcasing its price performance-leading EditStor EO and introducing two new products at NAB 2015 -- EditStor Omni, a powerhouse for handling the challenges of 4K, 6K and 8K media workflows, and Collaborate, a new appliance for Adobe® Creative Cloud® (CC). Both of these new products address the growing requirements within the media and entertainment industries for simple, secure and affordable collaboration.
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SMPTE 2015 NAB Show Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® Booth L28
SMPTE at the 2015 NAB Show: The 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC): Building the Future of Storytelling, produced in partnership with SMPTE, will be dedicated to exploring the technical and creative innovations that will define the cinema experience of tomorrow. Highlights of the summit will include a first-look preview of the SMPTE documentary, "Moving Images," which is being created in conjunction with SMPTE's centennial celebration. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, promote its upcoming educational conferences, and expand on details about its upcoming centennial celebration activities in 2016. The Society continues to support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through scholarships, membership programs, and events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society's popular networking social, which drew 100 participants to the SMPTE booth in 2014. The new #LIFEWITHOUTSMPTE project will engage show attendees in a multimedia dialog about the Society's contributions to the arts, science, and popular culture.
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Anton/Bauer Unveils Pivotal New Features for Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2015
News: Anton/Bauer Unveils Pivotal New Features for Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2015Advanced Battery Safety Technology and Asset Tracking for the Digital Age Added to Latest Releases of Revolutionary Series
Anton/Bauer®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery, charging and monitoring technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries, will be showcasing important new additions to its Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2015. Anton/Bauer’s ground-breaking Digital Battery Series, first introduced at NAB 2014, redefines the power standard for a new generation of cameras and auxiliary equipment, while the Performance Charger Series exceeds the high-efficiency standards required by today’s rigorous shooting schedules. Anton/Bauer’s latest innovations in battery safety technology and cloud-based asset tracking will be demonstrated at their exhibit at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas, which runs April 13-16.
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TDC announces partnership with NIDA - Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art
News: TDC announces partnership with NIDA - Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic ArtGuiding Australia’s next generation of artists
TDC - Technical Direction Company is proud to announce a pioneering partnership with the National Institute of Dramatic Art, which will see TDC provide invaluable expertise, guidance and support to the next generation of Australia’s artists, technical theatre designers and practitioners.
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Bringing Meaning to Chappie's Colour
News: Bringing Meaning to Chappie's ColourSKYLAB designs an integrated ACES colour workflow with FilmLight’s BLG and Baselight grading system
Leading post-house, SKYLAB, recently developed an innovative new workflow to tightly integrate creative grading with both editorial and VFX for Neill Blomkamp’s new movie, Chappie. Working with visual effects studio, Image Engine, the team created a seamless feature-finishing architecture which took advantage of FilmLight’s BLG file format, Baselight and Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) technology.
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NAB News: Autoscript E.P.I.C. 19 makes its debut alongside new remote control solution
News: NAB News: Autoscript E.P.I.C. 19 makes its debut alongside new remote control solutionAutoscript, a Vitec Group brand, will showcase its recently launched E.P.I.C. 19 to NAB visitors for the first time, including a new feature, display remote control. The new 19 inch Enhanced Prompting Information Centre offers large studios one of the lightest and most power-efficient teleprompter systems for its size.
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NAB 2015: EditShare Raises the Bar for Collaboration and Media Management with New “Enterprise-Class” Storage and Production MAM Offerings
New XStream EFS scale out storage solution combines enterprise-class storage with advanced media management capabilities; Flow 3.2 increases facility efficiency with MAM-driven automation and comprehensive multi-format support
NAB 2015 Press Previews
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12th Annual Editors' Lounge Pre-NAB Panel To Discuss The State Of The Post-Production Industry
News: 12th Annual Editors' Lounge Pre-NAB Panel To Discuss The State Of The Post-Production IndustryIt’s that time of the year again! NAB 2015 is just around the corner and that means it’s time for the Editors’ Lounge Pre-NAB Discussion Panel. Now in it’s 12th year of humorous anecdotes and off-topic-discussion, the event will be held Friday, March 27 at Key Code Media, 270 S. Flower St. Burbank, CA beginning at 6:15 pm.
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TV-Film chooses Ikegami HDK-970A cameras for OB truck Ü6
News: TV-Film chooses Ikegami HDK-970A cameras for OB truck Ü6TV-Film, a Vienna-based company specialising in providing mobile television production services, outside broadcast vehicles and related equipment, has purchased Ikegami HDK-970A and HDK-97A cameras for its Ü6 OB truck. The sale was negotiated by Ikegami's Austrian dealer, Avisys Electronics GmbH, which is also located in Vienna.
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Kodak Supports International Student Filmmaking Community
News: Kodak Supports International Student Filmmaking CommunityCompany Accepting Submissions for 2015 Scholarship Program; Renowned Cinematographer John Bailey to Judge Competition
As part of Kodak’s ongoing commitment to the next generation of filmmakers, the company has issued its annual call for entries in the 2015 KODAK Scholarship Program. This international program is designed to encourage and foster new talent by honoring student filmmakers who demonstrate exemplary filmmaking skills and creativity at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Three Student Scholarship Awards and two Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards will be granted. The deadline for submissions is May 15.
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Film Riot's Epic Summer Film Project
Connolly Teams Up with Indie Filmmakers Seth Worley and Andrew Kramer for “Epic Summer” of New Short Films and Complete Behind-the-Scenes Series
Film Riot (https://www.youtube.com/user/filmriot/featured) and Triune Films founder/creator, Ryan Connolly, announced today the launch of “Film Riot’s Epic Summer,” a three month film project created to showcase the work of three up-and-coming indie film directors. For this ambitious event, Connolly is teaming up with Andrew Kramer - renown among the filmmaker community and the creator of Video Copilot; and Seth Worley, who has earned national acclaim for his work with Red Giant Films and such viral indie films as "Plot Device" and the recent sensation, “Old/New” featuring narration by Patton Oswald.
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Powerhouse Director Jim Sonzero Joins Forces with Andrew Hall
News: Powerhouse Director Jim Sonzero Joins Forces with Andrew HallCelebrity Director Jim Sonzero of Sonzero Films has joined forces with Andrew Hall Management for representation on the West Coast. Sonzero has earned an international reputation in many genres; he is known for his superb visual craftsmanship, technical execution and storytelling skills. “Jim has a fantastic eye, evident in his attention to detail, the way he frames a shot and his use of light,” Hall says. “He’s also a great problem solver. He brings a lot to the table—which is extremely valuable in today’s advertising environment—with his flexibility, creativity and technical expertise.”
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SIM Digital Atlantic Moves to New Location in Halifax
News: SIM Digital Atlantic Moves to New Location in HalifaxSIM Digital, Canada’s leading rental house for cameras and other equipment for motion picture and television production, has relocated its office in Halifax. The new location, on Thornhill Drive in Dartmouth, is in the same facility that houses its affiliate, PS Production Services, a supplier of lighting and grip equipment. The new SIM Digital Halifax features expanded client preparation and warehouse space. Clients will also enjoy the convenience of taking care of their camera, lighting and post production needs from one site. With film and television production growing rapidly in Canada’s Maritime Provinces, SIM Digital had outgrown its original location. “Demand has risen significantly,” said General Manager Jeff Wheaton, noting that SIM Digital is the only company in the region that offers professional grade camera rentals, camera repairs and DMT services. “We’re now able to better serve our clients.”
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Vitec Videocom Sets the Stage for Evolution
The Company's new organization charts the course for the future
Vitec Videocom, known for its world-class video brands, is evolving its structure: to put the tools and technologies developed for professional broadcasters and cinematographers into the hands of a growing community of independent content creators. The company's push to democratize some of its high-end technology will be supported by a new management team and organizational structure.
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Sam2 Makes An Impact With “The Journey”; Over 100 Stations Air Documentary Special for Black History Month
News: Sam2 Makes An Impact With “The Journey”; Over 100 Stations Air Documentary Special for Black History MonthUnique Special Draws Large Viewer Response And Community Engagement Across The US; Agency Plans New Documentaries For Q3 2015 And 2016
This year local TV stations across America commemorated Black History Month in an engaging new way: over 100 stations aired “The Journey – 450 Years of the African-American Experience,” a fascinating documentary special that attracted large viewing audiences, as well as inspired community events and education nationwide.
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3D Web Fest Opens Call For Entries
Developers of Best 3D Web Creative Invited to Present Their Work in Live Performance Setting
WHO: The 3D Web Fest is inviting designers, musicians, web developers and artists to submit 3D Web projects for event consideration.
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Art Directors Guild Production Apprentice Training Program
The Art Directors Council of the Art Directors Guild (IATSE, Local 800) is calling for applicants for its third annual training program designed to develop and prepare new talent for the art and craft of Production Design.
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DPS Inc. Announces Official Launch of DPS Cinema
DPS Inc., the film and TV industry’s premier lighting and entertainment production services company announces the launch of its cinematic services division, DPS Cinema.
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RE:Vision Effects releases ReelSmart Motion Blur 5 for Resolve, HitFilm, Natron and Nucoda and Twixtor 6 for Hitfilm, Natron and Nucoda
RE:Vision Effects releases ReelSmart Motion Blur 5 for Resolve, HitFilm, Natron and Nucoda and Twixtor 6 for Hitfilm, Natron and Nucoda. RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of Twixtor® v6 and ReelSmart Motion Blur™ v5 with GPU support for FXHOME™ HitFilm™, Digital Vision Nucoda™, and Natron. Furthermore ReelSmart Motion Blur is now supported for Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve. Both products continue to be available for Adobe® After Effects®; Apple®; Final Cut Pro®; Avid® Media Composer®, Symphony® and Newscutter®, The Foundry Nuke™, Adobe Premiere Pro®, Assimilate Scratch®, Blackmagic Fusion Studio, Autodesk®
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Latest ARRI Press Releases -Master Anamorphic Flare Sets
News: Latest ARRI Press Releases -Master Anamorphic Flare SetsThe new ARRI Master Anamorphic Flare Sets are highly versatile and economical accessories for the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lens series. Each of the seven Master Anamorphic focal lengths has its own specific flare set, comprising easily replaceable front and rear glass elements that can be used individually or in combination to provide the lens with three additional looks for enriched on-set creativity.
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ARRI ANNOUNCES NEW ALEXA SXT CAMERAS
News: ARRI ANNOUNCES NEW ALEXA SXT CAMERASARRI’s new ALEXA SXT (Super Xtended Technology) cameras represent the next exciting step in the continuing evolution of the ALEXA family. Retaining the rock-solid foundation on which ALEXA is built, ALEXA SXT cameras additionally offer ProRes 4K recording, improved image quality, powerful color management and three fully independent HD-SDI outputs.
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Canon U.S.A. Crocodile Gennadiy Case Study
Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Cameras, EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Cameras, and an Array of EF Series Lenses Go Undercover to Tell the Story of Crocodile Gennadiy
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Director Igor Borghi Joins Twist: Unveils New Spot For "Parisian Gentleman"
Twist’s New York-based Executive Producer Amyliz Pera has just announced the addition of Director Igor Borghi to the company’s roster of talent. Borghi also unveils a new spot for online publication “Parisian Gentleman.” The spot highlights Borghi’s storytelling capability, lovely style, and intelligent point of view with provocative imagery.
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NAB 2015: EditShare Raises the Bar for Collaboration and Media Management with New “Enterprise-Class” Storage and Production MAM Offerings
NAB 2015: EditShare Raises the Bar for Collaboration and Media Management with New “Enterprise-Class” Storage and Production MAM Offerings New XStream EFS scale out storage solution combines enterprise-class storage with advanced media management capabilities; Flow 3.2 increases facility efficiency with MAM-driven automation and comprehensive multi-format support Booth SL10510
The EditShare® NAB 2015 showcase headlines include XStream EFS, the company’s new distributed, redundant “scale out” storage system that brings enterprise-class features to a broad range of facilities at breakthrough prices, and the latest release of the company’s media asset management platform, EditShare Flow 3.2.
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LAIKA picks The Foundry’s FLIX for Kubo and The Two Strings and Future Animated Features
LAIKA, the award-winning animation studio behind The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman and Coraline, has chosen The Foundry’s web-based FLIX software solution to enhance its pre-production and storyboarding process for animated features. LAIKA is using FLIX for its latest animated film project, Kubo and the Two Strings, which uses a 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid technique to tell the story of a sweeping, swashbuckling adventure set in a mythical ancient Japan and is set for release on August 19, 2016.
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Cogswell College to Host Wajid Raza, A Lighting Technical Director at Industrial Light & Magic, for Special Guest Lecture March 25th
News: Cogswell College to Host Wajid Raza, A Lighting Technical Director at Industrial Light & Magic, for Special Guest Lecture March 25thCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum of Digital Art & Animation, Digital Audio Technology, Game Design & Development, Digital Media Management, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship & Innovation, will host Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) Technical Director Wajid Raza for a Special Guest Lecture. Karen Keister, Cogswell’s Program Director and Assistant Professor in the school’s Digital Arts & Animation Dept., made the announcement. Keister’s department regularly features one guest speaker each semester who has prominently established him/herself within the entertainment and digital arts industry.
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Technicolor PostWorks Supports SXSW Films
News: Technicolor PostWorks Supports SXSW FilmsTechnicolor PostWorks provided post production services for six films screening at this month’s South By Southwest Film Festival . They include Headliners Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, in its world premiere, and Manglehorn,,in its U.S. premiere. Also screening are Adult Beginners (Festival Favorites/U.S. Premiere), The Final Girls (Narrative Spotlight/World Premiere), The Grief of Others (Narrative Competition/World Premiere) and Mania Days (Narrative Spotlight/World Premiere).
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World Famous Welcomes EP David Kleinman; Kelly Green as Head of Production
News: World Famous Welcomes EP David Kleinman; Kelly Green as Head of ProductionWorld Famous, a creative collective of directors, designers, editors, writers and artists, is pleased to welcome David Kleinman as Executive Producer and Kelly Green as Head of Production. Kleinman and Green bring nearly four decades of combined experience producing award-winning content for advertising, broadcast and entertainment clients. The announcement comes on the heels of a big night at the recent Seattle ADDY Awards. Four projects created by World Famous took home Silver honors for its agency partners.
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Canon Cameras Catch the Intense Human Emotions of Catfish
Amid the lies and truths of online relationships lurks Catfish, a reality-based documentary series that unites Internet couples that have never actually met. These pairings usually include a “catfish,” who is not quite the person they claimed to be online, and a disappointed “hopeful.” To capture the moments of revelation when both sides finally meet face-to-face the series uses cameras and camcorders from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Although a full-size ENG camera is plainly visible when the production team goes knocking on catfish doors, several smaller, more mobile Canon cameras are also present to provide comprehensive, intimate coverage. These cameras – which are also used to document discussions between the participants filmed in parks, cafes, and homes – include three Canon PowerShot S110 Digital Compact Cameras, two Canon XF105 High Definition camcorders, and an Canon XA25 High Definition camcorder.
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Deluxe Promotes Morgan Strauss & Stephanie Rezentes to Managing Director
News: Deluxe Promotes Morgan Strauss & Stephanie Rezentes to Managing DirectorStrauss Named MD of Encore; Rezentes Named MD of Level 3 Post
Deluxe Creative Services CEO Stefan Sonnenfeld today announced the promotion of Morgan Strauss to managing director of Encore, and Stephanie Rezentes as managing director of Level 3 Post. The promotions are part of an ongoing initiative to streamline operations across companies under the Deluxe Creative Services umbrella including Beast, Company 3, EFILM, Encore, Level 3 Post, and Method Studios.
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DaVinci Resolve Used to Grade Terrence Malick's 'Knight of Cups' by Modern VideoFilm
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve was used by Modern VideoFilm colorist Bryan McMahan to grade Director Terrence Malick’s new film, “Knight of Cups.” The film premiered at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival in February and is the fourth collaboration between McMahan and Malick.
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FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic
News: FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of ClassicFotoKem’s Restoration of The Sound of Music Takes Center Stage at TCM Classic Film Festival
FotoKem’s restoration of Twentieth Century Fox’s The Sound of Music will kick off the sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on March 26 in Hollywood. Originally released in 1965, the re-mastered version of this cinematic treasure will grace the screen of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX as the fest’s Opening Night Film, as previously announced by TCM.
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Jiangye Technology Park Makes PipelineFX’s Qube! Primary Render Manager for 100 Companies
In an effort to spur economic growth, China’s Jiangye District government has purchased 400 licenses of PipelineFX’s Qube! to manage the rendering needs of 100 companies currently residing in its new Jiangye Newtown Technology Park and a recently announced joint venture with Original Force that will provide renders, motion capture, color grading and 3D scanning to customers across the globe.
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Brewster Parsons Completes Color & Finish for Ad Council's New
Award-winning Brewster Parsons completed Color & Finish for the PSA from Ad Council, “Love Has No Labels.” Challenging everyone to “Rethink Bias,” the new spot features a series of “loved ones” who prove that the power of love transcends gender, race, age, special needs, ethnicity, etc.
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Jordan Brady Directs More Comedy For The Valley Toyota Dealers
News: Jordan Brady Directs More Comedy For The Valley Toyota Dealers“One bold choice leads to another.” This is more than the national tagline for the new Toyota Camry. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy for Pat Finn, star of a nine-year ongoing campaign for the Valley Toyota Dealers. In “Wolf,” one of eight new spots directed by Jordan Brady of Superlounge, Finn follows up his Camry purchase with that of a new family pet: a wolf.
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Cap Gun adds renowned commercial/feature director Daniel Benmayor to roster...
Cap Gun Collective Adds Renowned Commercial and Feature Director Daniel Benmayor for U.S. Commercial Representation
The principals of commercial production company Cap Gun Collective (http://capguncollective.com) are very proud to announce the addition of commercial and feature director Daniel Benmayor to their roster for U.S. commercial representation. The appointment is effective immediately, and was announced by CGC executive producer Jason Botkin.
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FuseFX Adds VFX Supervisor Ted Rae
News: FuseFX Adds VFX Supervisor Ted RaeFormer Emmy nominee, known for “Apocalypto,” “Beetlejuice” and “Stargate SG-1,” will supervise VFX teams for “Scorpion” and “Stalker.”
Ted Rae, an Emmy and BAFTA nominated Visual Effects Supervisor whose credits span feature films, episodic television and commercials, has joined Los Angeles-based FuseFX. Rae is currently leading FuseFX visual effects teams for the CBS series Scorpion and the WB series Stalker. He is also assisting with several projects through FuseFX’s new Vancouver facility.
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Shotgun Brings VFX Artists Together for Open-Movie Project “Galactic Battles”
News: Shotgun Brings VFX Artists Together for Open-Movie Project “Galactic Battles”For visual effects artists in Vancouver, pros of all backgrounds and experience levels flock to the VanCG Meetup group for fostering a unified and supportive community. The non-profit organization, led by founder Nick Romick, offers popular monthly educational events, networking, and community-driven collaborative projects to let artists experiment with new techniques and tools outside the office. One such collaborative project currently in progress is “Galactic Battles,” a sci-fi short film featuring both live action and CG that pits the ships from beloved sci-fi franchises against each other in an all-out battle royale.
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Plura Enters 4K Production Space at 2015 NAB Show
News: Plura Enters 4K Production Space at 2015 NAB ShowNew 4K monitor series amplifies quality for sports and other advanced production applications – with native resolution displays up to 84 inches
Plura Broadcast, a global manufacturer of high-performance digital broadcast and video production solutions, will introduce a complete portfolio of 4K monitors at the 2015 NAB Show in alignment with increased industry demand. Available in widths scaling to 84 inches, the Plura 4K Series brings together the exceptional built-in feature set Plura monitors are known for, while doubling down on quality, detail and performance to give production facilities an edge in Ultra HD monitoring.
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Pivot Audio Opens Los Angeles Studio
News: Pivot Audio Opens Los Angeles StudioAcclaimed boutique audio production studio Pivot Audio today announced the opening of a Los Angeles office, which will be led by award-winning composer Guy Amitai. Founded by Amitai in Amsterdam in 2008, Pivot specializes in original composition, production, and sound design for creative clients worldwide. With an ever-growing body of U.S. work in recent years, including Coca-Cola’s 2015 Super Bowl spot “Make It Happy” via Wieden+Kennedy, the addition of a permanent home in Los Angeles will allow Pivot to streamline its services for U.S. clients moving forward.
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Statement From ICG President Regarding 'Midnight Rider' Sentencing
News: Statement From ICG President Regarding 'Midnight Rider' SentencingSTATEMENT FROM ICG PRESIDENT STEVEN POSTER, ASC
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Colorist Jeff Altman Joins Filmworkers
News: Colorist Jeff Altman Joins FilmworkersYoung post production artist brings experience in commercials, independent features, documentaries, web media and television.
Filmworkers has boosted its creative staff with the addition of colorist Jeff Altman. A Chicago native, Altman spent the past two years in New York, working on advertising, digital content and feature film projects. On the commercial side, he’s done work for Pepsi, Capital One, Verizon, Intel and Mountain Dew, among other brands. His long-form credits include the independent features 6 Years from director Hannah Fidell, slated to premiere at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival, and Nasty Baby from Chilean director Sebastian Silva, which debuted last year at Sundance.
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SMPTE Members Earn Honors From AMPAS
Larry Hornbeck and David W. Gray Receive Oscars® at Scientific and Technical Awards Ceremony
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that SMPTE members have been recognized with top awards — including two Oscars® — from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards honor the men, women, and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding, and lasting ways to motion pictures.
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FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic Film
News: FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic FilmFotoKem’s restoration of Twentieth Century Fox’s The Sound of Music will kick off the sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on March 26 in Hollywood. Originally released in 1965, the re-mastered version of this cinematic treasure will grace the screen of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX as the fest’s Opening Night Film, as previously announced by TCM.
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>Mywud Ent. Signs Odyssey Pictures As Producer & Representative
Mywud Entertainment, helmed by filmmaker Rakesh Kumar, has retained Odyssey Pictures Corporation and CEO John Foster as its producer's representative for the new indie drama "After Ever After."
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PEOPLE NEWS: GO Signs Director Chris Nelson
News: PEOPLE NEWS: GO Signs Director Chris NelsonGO has added director Chris Nelson to their roster for U.S. commercial representation. The award-winning director has fused his background in writing with a natural knack for character-driven comedy to deliver spots for such top brands as ESPN, HBO, Gatorade, Go Daddy, Reebok and Miller. His commercial work has garnered numerous accolades, including a Cannes Lions Grand Prix for the HBO Voyeur project that he co-directed out of BBDO New York. After premiering his first feature Ass Backwards at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, and having the comedy Date and Switch released by Lionsgate in 2014, he is currently in development on his third feature project, the Hilary Swank-produced Liv, for Black Label Media.
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Winners Announced at The 2nd Annual LMGA Awards
News: Winners Announced at The 2nd Annual LMGA Awards Caroline Baron, Kokayi Ampah and Marino Pascal -- Receive Special Honors: Alfre Woodard, Debbie Allen and Ted Lange Among Presenters
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Modern VideoFilm Welcomes Julie Currin to Film Sales Team
News: Modern VideoFilm Welcomes Julie Currin to Film Sales TeamModern VideoFilm, one of the largest independent suppliers of post production and digital distribution services to the film and television industry, has appointed Julie Currin as Vice President of Sales/Feature Film. Currin will lead a new effort to grow Modern’s share of the post production market for motion pictures and enhance its relationships with major studios, independent producers and filmmakers. Her background includes more than 15 years in senior sales and marketing roles, including posts with Deluxe, Laser Pacific and Technicolor.
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Event Videographer Todd Ruel Test Drives Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Camcorder At Detroit And Chicago Auto Shows
News: Event Videographer Todd Ruel Test Drives Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Camcorder At Detroit And Chicago Auto ShowsVideographer Todd Ruel, who shoots video stock footage and licenses it through Getty Images, recently took his new Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder to the Detroit and Chicago Auto Shows to document car manufacturers’ latest offerings.
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IKA Collective Produces Emotional Launch Campaign For Discovery Life Channel
News: IKA Collective Produces Emotional Launch Campaign For Discovery Life ChannelDirector Ian Karr Captures Real Life Drama In Powerful POV :60 Image Spot
How do you capture the arc of a life in 60 seconds? That was the challenge Director Ian Karr and creative boutique IKA Collective were asked with for the debut of Discovery Life Channel. The :60 image spot, “Love Every Step,” captures the life story of a young woman from childhood to the birth of her own daughter. Using an immersive POV style, the campaign pushes the limits of technology while pulling on our heartstrings.
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The Molecule Celebrates 10 Years of Visual Effects and Motion Graphics
News: The Molecule Celebrates 10 Years of Visual Effects and Motion GraphicsBi-Coastal Company Leads the Way in a Changing VFX Landscape
The Molecule, a leader in the Visual Effects and Post-Production scene, will be observing their 10-year anniversary this year in New York City and Los Angeles. The celebration follows their recent successes in Visual Effects for several high-profile film and TV releases including A Walk Among The Tombstones, The Giver, The Butler, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix), “The Americans” (FX), and Golden Globe-winner “The Affair” (Showtime).
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Facilis TerraBlock Provides Advanced Shared Storage Facilities at Oslo Post Company
News: Facilis TerraBlock Provides Advanced Shared Storage Facilities at Oslo Post CompanyNorwegian Film, TV & Commercials Post Facility Keeps Team Connected, Files Organized and Project Delivery on Time Thanks to TerraBlock
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets, has announced the successful delivery and commissioning of a 48TB TerraBlock 24D shared storage system to Norwegian Film, TV and Commercial post house, Oslo Post Company.
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SolidAnim Introduces SolidTrack at CABSAT 2015
Innovative, markerless camera tracking and previz solution for real time visual effects & on-set visualization
SolidAnim, a leader in virtual production products, will introduce the latest version of its SolidTrack solution for the film and broadcast industries at CABSAT 2015.
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Theo Van De Sande, ASC Shoots Amazon, CBS Pilots With Varicam 35 4K Camera/recorder
News: Theo Van De Sande, ASC Shoots Amazon, CBS Pilots With Varicam 35 4K Camera/recorder“This Is the Best Solution in Digital Cinema Today”
Award-winning cinematographer Theo Van de Sande, ASC recently completed his second pilot, CBS’s Evil Men, shot with Panasonic’s new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder.
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The Vitec Group Acquires Paralinx
News: The Vitec Group Acquires ParalinxThe acquisition underscores Vitec’s commitment to progressive technologies
The Vitec Group has acquired the business of Paralinx, a California company known for its high-quality wireless video systems. Paralinx will be incorporated into the Vitec Group's Videocom Division, complementing its existing brands.
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PR: Shotgun Announces New $30 Pricing; Will Include RV in April
News: PR: Shotgun Announces New $30 Pricing; Will Include RV in AprilShotgun Software, the leading developer of cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for film, TV and games, announced today a new pricing model and the upcoming inclusion of RV within the Shotgun toolset. The price of Shotgun is now $30 per account/per month with "Awesome" support, or $50 per account/per month with "Super Awesome" support, and the RV image and sequence player will be included in the next major release of Shotgun in April.
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2015 HPA Tech Retreat® Ends With Record Attendance, High Praise and a New Name
The 2015 HPA Tech Retreat® ended February 13th after a dynamic week enjoyed by the largest turnout in the event's history. This year's Tech Retreat marks more than twenty years for the annual event, widely considered to be one of the most important and enlightening gatherings of the creative and technology community. The HPA Tech Retreat features a conference and curated demonstration area focusing on content creation, finishing, distribution and archiving.
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Anton/Bauer Introduces LP Performance Charger Series
News: Anton/Bauer Introduces LP Performance Charger SeriesNew Addition to Charger Line Features Compact, Low Profile Design
Anton/Bauer® – a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery, charging and monitoring technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries – has announced that its new LP Performance Charger Series will be available to the marketplace beginning March 15. An addition to the Performance Charger Series, which was introduced at NAB 2014, the LP Performance Chargers deliver the fastest possible charging sequence in a compact form factor.
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Technicolor Montreal goes further with Baselight
News: Technicolor Montreal goes further with BaselightDoubling of FilmLight grading suites meets increasing demand for film and television finishing in the city
Technicolor, a world leader in production and post-production services, blends innovative technologies with award-winning colourists at its global post facilities, each bringing their own unique approach to the creative process. In support of its commitment to cutting-edge technologies, the Montreal location recently streamlined its service offering by making significant investments in infrastructure and technology to provide a more seamless post offering.
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Animated Short Danny and The Wild Bunch/Nice Shoes/Color + VFX
News: Animated Short Danny and The Wild Bunch/Nice Shoes/Color + VFXNice Shoes’ Malfitano and Winter Employ Efficient Color and VFX Workflow for Festival-Winning Short Danny and The Wild Bunch
Nice Shoes Creative Studio helped filmmaker Robert Rugan and producer Molly Mayeux, bring Rugan’s short film “Danny and the Wild Bunch” to life with a collaboration with the studio’s lead compositor Adrian Winter and colorist Sal Malfitano. The film stars Rob Tepper as Danny and Nora Zehetner as a children’s book author who is told that her new manuscript needs to be 'darker', but when her revisions enrage the characters in the book, they come to life to make some changes of their own.
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Promar TV Broadcasts South America’s Largest Baseball League with Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design today announced that Venezuela based Promar TV is using ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, Universal Videohub and Teranex 2D Processors, as well as a number of other Blackmagic Design products, as the backbone of its new OB truck. Promar TV is using the truck to broadcast every single game of the Liga Venezolana de Beisbol Profesional , South America’s largest professional baseball league.
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DPA Microphones Delivers Pristine Audio during the Filming of Taken 3
Critical dialogue scenes were captured using company's d:screet™ 4060 Miniature Microphones hidden in the actors' clothing
Capturing high-quality audio for a blockbuster film is always crucial as dialogue between the actors must be heard if the story is to be understood. But when the sound crew also has to contend with action-packed scenes featuring car chases and shoot outs, recording comprehensible audio becomes an even more complex challenge. This was the situation French sound engineer Stéphane Bucher found himself in on the set of Taken 3, the third and final instalment of action trilogy starring Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker and Maggie Grace. To combat any audio problems, he chose to use DPA Microphones' d:screet™ 4060 Miniature Microphones.
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Sky News UK Upgrades Broadcast Infrastructure with ATEM and Smart Videohub
Blackmagic Design today announced that Sky News in the UK has implemented Blackmagic’s ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K with an ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel and Smart Videohub as part of an overhaul to the news organization’s broadcast systems in “Studio D.”
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BBS Area 48 Lights Up The Stage For Fashion Week
News: BBS Area 48 Lights Up The Stage For Fashion WeekAs Cinematographer Thomas Rist prepared to shoot a promotional video for Monari Italia fashion stores, he tested different brands of LED lights and ultimately chose Area 48 Remote Phosphor LEDs by BBS. “What I liked most about using Area 48 lights was the color temperature behavior and strong light output,” says Rist. What Monari executives liked most was the increase in the company’s social media and web presence after the video’s release during February’s Fashion Week.
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NAB Show Technology Summit on Cinema to Focus on Building the Future of Storytelling
Summit Draws Industry Experts to Discuss Current and Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on the Art and Science of Storytelling
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, will be dedicated to exploring the technical and creative innovations that will define the cinema experience of tomorrow. The two-day summit, titled "Building the Future of Storytelling," will take place April 11-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Band Pro To Host Filmmaker's Form at NAB 2015
News: Band Pro To Host Filmmaker's Form at NAB 2015Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. will host a comprehensive Filmmaker’s Forum at this year’s NAB show. Band Pro will be located in the Central Hall in Booth #C10408, directly adjacent to the Sony booth.
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Vacheron Constantin Promos Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was used to shoot “Watches & Wonders” promotional videos for Swiss luxury watch maker Vacheron Constantin. These promos were produced by Verawom, a leading social creative company based in Shanghai and part of digital media and communications firm Dentsu Aegis Network.
The four promos produced for Vacheron Constantin feature special guest interviews and product displays at Watches & Wonders 2014, the second edition of the Asia Haute Horlogerie Exhibition in Hong Kong. The exhibition provides the latest information on the luxury watch maker and showcase its exceptional new models that combine technical mastery and aesthetic elegance. The four promos were completed within three days by a one man crew consisting of director Yu Gang.
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Shotgun Provides Plug-and-Play Production Tracking and Review for Indie Stop Motion Short “Mermaids on Mars”
Athena Studios is an Emeryville, Calif-based full service production and animation studio. The studio has been creating films, video and multimedia projects for over 20 years, and is currently producing a stop-motion short called Mermaids on Mars. The short is based on a book by Nancy Guettier, directed by Jon V. Peters and features the work of artists whose credits include stop motion films Coraline, James and the Giant Peach and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
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20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Graded on DaVinci Resolve at Goldcrest Post London
News: 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Graded on DaVinci Resolve at Goldcrest Post LondonBlackmagic Design today announced that Matthew Vaughan's big screen adaptation "The Secret Service" was finished on DaVinci Resolve by Goldcrest Post colorist Rob Pizzey. Set in the world of British super spies, it stars Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Samuel L. Jackson.
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Committee Films Calls On SPLICE® Creative Team For New ABC Docudrama Series "In An Instant"
For its newest television series, “In An Instant,” a two-hour, docudrama premiering on ABC on March 6th, COMMITTEE FILMS takes on breathtaking stories of the profound will to survive when people are staring death in the face. COMMITTEE called on long-time post-production partner SPLICE® to collaborate on the new series. “In An Instant” premieres on Friday, March 6th (9:00-11:00 pm ET) and then moves to its regular timeslot on Saturday, March 7th (9:00–11:00 pm ET) on the ABC Television Network. “In an Instant” is Executive Produced by Maria Awes and Andy Awes for COMMITTEE FILMS in association with ABC’s Lincoln Square Productions.
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Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital Characters
News: Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital CharactersCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced that students within its Digital Art & Animation program have developed and created 3D animatable rigs depicting 12 original digital characters, through the program’s in-house character project: “Avatarah.”
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Oscar-Winning Art Director's Work to Showcase This Saturday
News: Oscar-Winning Art Director's Work to Showcase This SaturdayGene Allen Among Artists Showcased at
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Codex congratulates Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC On Historic Cinematography Awards
News: Codex congratulates Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC On Historic Cinematography AwardsCodex digital recording and workflow products were harnessed on the multi-award-winning productions of Birdman and Gravity
Codex congratulates Emmanuel ‘Chivo’ Lubezki AMC ASC on receiving the 2015 Best Cinematography Awards at the Oscar, BAFTA and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) awards ceremonies for his work on director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance), which employed Codex recording technology at the heart of its camera-to-post workflow.
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Six SMPTE Members Earn Honors From AMPAS
Larry Hornbeck and David W. Gray Receive Oscars® at Scientific and Technical Awards Ceremony
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that SMPTE members have been recognized with top awards — including two Oscars® — from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards honor the men, women, and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding, and lasting ways to motion pictures.
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Avid Customers Make a Clean Sweep at the 87th Academy Awards®
Every Winner and Nominee in the Best Picture, Film Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing Categories Relied on Avid Everywhere™
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today congratulated its customers for their outstanding achievements at the 87th Academy Awards®, the world's most prestigious film industry awards. Every winner and nominee in the Best Picture, Film Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing categories was crafted by Avid customers using Avid Artist Suite audio and video creative tools powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform.
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Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital Characters: Several of These New Characters will be Available to the General Public Through Open Source
News: Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital Characters: Several of These New Characters will be Available to the General Public Through Open SourceCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced that students within its Digital Art & Animation program have developed and created 3D animatable rigs depicting 12 original digital characters, through the program’s in-house character project: “Avatarah.”
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Latest ARRI Press Release: New L10 LED Fresnel expands L-Series family
News: Latest ARRI Press Release: New L10 LED Fresnel expands L-Series familyARRI is proud to announce the L10, the newest edition to its L-Series family of LED Fresnels, which also includes the portable L5 and mid-range L7. The introduction of the L10 fulfills ARRI’s mission to provide a full line of high-performance LED Fresnels to the film, broadcast, theater and live entertainment markets.
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Codex recruits Brian Gaffney as new VP of Business Development
News: Codex recruits Brian Gaffney as new VP of Business DevelopmentCodex today announced that industry veteran, Brian Gaffney, has joined Codex as VP Business Development. Gaffney has many years of digital production experience, and is well-known in production and post-production circles around the motion picture and broadcast industries. He will be based at Codex’s LA office and will head up Codex’s business development efforts across the US, the Americas and Australia/New Zealand.
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OptiTrack MoCap Technology Powers Virtual Reality Hiking Experience for Merrell
News: OptiTrack MoCap Technology Powers Virtual Reality Hiking Experience for Merrell"TrailScape,” Immersive VR Film, Created by Framestore and Hill Holliday
For the recent launch of its new Capra hiking boot, outdoor apparel brand Merrell aimed to make a splash with its adventure-loving customers by transporting them to a mountaintop using virtual reality (VR) technology. Merrell and its advertising agency, Hill Holliday, teamed with Framestore’s new VR and Immersive Content Studio to create “TrailScape”, the first ever “walk around” commercial VR project, which utilizes Oculus Rift VR headsets and OptiTrack’s motion capture technology.
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'Grand Budapest Hotel' Model Now at The Hollywood Museum
News: 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Model Now at The Hollywood MuseumAdam Stockhausen, the Oscar®-winning production designer from The Grand Budapest Hotel, is pictured with the film's model
The Hollywood Museum, which houses the most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world, today announced that the miniature model from the Oscar®-winning Grand Budapest Hotelis on exclusive display in the museum’s Celebration of Entertainment Awards Exhibit. Visitors will have a chance to view the bright-pink nine-feet by 14-feet model up close, which was created by Adam Stockhausen, who recently took home the Academy Award® for Best Production Design.
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Where Are They Now – The View From 35 Years In The Future
New Ad Campaign For AICP Awards Highlights Inclusion At MoMA
The AICP today launched a series of short films to promote the Call for Entries to the 2015 AICP Awards – the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards. The campaign, under the banner “Craft Your Legacy,” is viewable at www.craft-your-legacy.com, and promotes the fact the all winning work in the AICP Awards is permanently archived by the Department of Film at The Museum of Modern Art. The Call for Entries for the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards is now open at: http://www.awardcore.com/aicp/login.php.
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The ‘Pay’ Forward – CABSAT 2015 Conferences To Boost Regional Media Companies’ Revenue Potential
Enhanced Knowledge Exchange Formats to Deliver Regional and Global Expertise on Product Innovation and Monetisation Opportunities:
Mega Studios, Brands and Media and Content Houses Include Al Jazeera, the UK’s Channel 4, Coca Cola Co., Comedy Central, The Creative Grid, Ericsson Media Room, Fox International, ESPN, Huffington Post, icflix, ITV UK, MBC, MTV, NBA, Netflix, Nickelodeon, OSN, Paramount, Piksel, Rotana, Scribble Live, Selevision, VIACOM, Yahlive and Zee Entertainment
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Facilis Technology to Showcase Latest Version of TerraBlock at NAB 2015
News: Facilis Technology to Showcase Latest Version of TerraBlock at NAB 2015At NAB 2015, Facilis (booth SL8811), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets, will showcase significant innovations to its TerraBlock shared storage system. Upcoming releases of TerraBlock will include scale-out features for larger workgroups, integrated asset tracking, improved interoperability with third party applications and performance enhancements for resolution independent workflows.
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Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik Honored with Scientific and Technical Academy Award® of Commendation
News: Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik Honored with Scientific and Technical Academy Award® of CommendationRecognized for efforts in developing infrared-reducing dye-based filters for digital cameras, the honorees received the Academy’s Special Plaque during the Scientific and Technical Awards presentation
Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik of The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, were honored with the Scientific and Technical Academy Award of Commendation during the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on February 7.
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Winners Announced at ICG 52nd Annual Publicists Awards
Bob and Harvey Weinstein Receive Motion Picture Showmanship Award from Billy Bob Thornton Chelsea Handler Gives TV Showmanship Award to Netflix’s Ted Sarandos at 52nd Annual ICG Publicists Awards Lifetime Achievement Award for Bob Newhart; President’s Award to Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs
More than 900 Hollywood publicity and marketing executives, producers, studio and network executives, celebrities and press gathered for the International Cinematographers Guild 52nd Annual Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel today, chaired by Henri Bollinger and co-chaired by Tim Menke.
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OSCARS WORK: GO Director Christopher Guest Takes a Candid Look at
News: OSCARS WORK: GO Director Christopher Guest Takes a Candid Look atGO director Christopher Guest unearths the fanatical quirks that come along with parenting a pet in the humorous new :30 “The New Parents” for PetSmart out of GSD&M, Austin, TX. The spot, which will debut during the 87th Academy Awards broadcast, finds a timid set of first-time pet parents cautiously doting on their duo of adopted puppies when an uninvited and brazen mother-in-law casts protective parenting to the side with a dose of “fun mother” time. The “Partners in Pethood” campaign also includes an anthem spot featuring Anna Faris hosting a dog birthday party complete with canine party hats, a bone-shaped cake, costumed puppy photo albums and overwrought pet-rearing discussions. The campaign also includes four additional spots that all take a hilarious look into the multifarious and all-consuming approaches to raising a pet. Each spot includes :15 and :30 versions as well as extended online versions.
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Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion Studio
News: Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Fusion Studio was used by VFX house Doc & A Soc to construct some of the most complex visual effects in Matthew Vaughn’s latest worldwide cinema release “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”
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Art Directors Guild Gallery Exhibit Opens Sat, Feb. 28
News: Art Directors Guild Gallery Exhibit Opens Sat, Feb. 28The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) Gallery 800 announces its second art exhibition of 2015, "Landscapes,” opening Saturday, February 28, 2015 with a hosted reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Located in the heart of the famed NoHo Arts District, Gallery 800 showcases guild members’ personal art in a series of shows throughout the year. The public will have the opportunity to meet the artists and preview their art. The “Landscapes” reception will feature more than 60 original art pieces, a hosted bar, live music featuring the “Do Drop In” jazz trio and refreshments.
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Chris Haarhoff, SOC (Birdman) recipient of Camera Operator of the Year for Feature Film and Christopher T.J. McGuire, SOC (True Detective) recipient of Camera Operator of the Year for Television at Society of Camera Operators 2
The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announced winners of the Camera Operator of the Year Awards in film and television at its 2015 Annual Lifetime Achievement awards at the Paramount Theater at Paramount Studios, Hollywood on Sunday February 8th, 2015.
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PS Production Services Lights Up "Fifty Shades of Grey"
News: PS Production Services Lights Up "Fifty Shades of Grey"PS Production Services, a SIM Group company, provided lighting and grip equipment to the production of the new film Fifty Shades of Grey from director Sam Taylor-Johnson and Universal Pictures. The lighting and grip package included more than 100 fixtures supplied through PS’s facility in Vancouver.
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Feature Film “Inside the Belly of a Dragon” Shot on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was used to shoot the feature film “Inside the Belly of a Dragon,” an official selection of the 2014 Cambodia International Film Festival.
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Lucky 21's Tom Ryan Makes The New Buttery Jack(TM) Sizzle For Agency David&Goliath
News: Lucky 21's Tom Ryan Makes The New Buttery Jack(TM) Sizzle For Agency David&GoliathFor years, Jack has been the boss at Jack in the Box. Now, he’s ditching his suit and tie and mounting his vintage motorcycle to find better. He’s determined and inspired to create something legendary. It’s with this New Buttery Jack Burger that Lucky 21 director Tom Ryan came in to this picture. Tom Ryan’s expertise is making food a visual hero.
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Thayer Jester Named Vice President of Business Development at Stargate Studios
News: Thayer Jester Named Vice President of Business Development at Stargate StudiosStargate Studios, the global, award-winning production company specializing in virtual production and visual effects, has announced that sales and marketing specialist Thayer Jester has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. Ms. Jester's responsibilities will include developing new business opportunities and strategic relationships for Stargate in the North American Market.
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NEW WORK: Imaginary Forces dives into 40 years of nostalgia for comedy's elite in SNL 40 special
News: NEW WORK: Imaginary Forces dives into 40 years of nostalgia for comedy's elite in SNL 40 specialImaginary Forces peers back on some of the most iconic comedians of the past four decades and the career-defining moments that still make us laugh in the opening sequence for Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary Special. The open takes slices in time from the live sketch comedy show’s star-studded tenure, weaving in timeless characters and sketches in a graphic horizontal timeline of the show’s history. The three-hour special that featured the open aired on Sunday, February 15th.
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Filmmakers depend on Codex for Marvel’s Agent Carter TV series
News: Filmmakers depend on Codex for Marvel’s Agent Carter TV seriesCodex supports first ARRIRAW workflow on TV series
Codex , the industry leader in high-end digital recording and workflow equipment for motion picture and TV production, today revealed how Codex equipment is playing a key role in the making of the hit ABC television series Marvel’s Agent Carter. Codex has provided digital recording for director of photography Gabriel Beristain’s cameras, and has consulted with visual effects supervisor Sheena Duggal on the lens mapping, to assist VFX production. According to Duggal, this is the first TV show to use ARRIRAW for main unit photography. Marvel’s Agent Carter marks the first time an ARRIRAW workflow has been used extensively in series television.
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Blackmagic URSA and Production Camera 4K Used on Opening Title for ‘Doctors 3’
Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K were used to shoot the opening titles of the third season of the popular Japanese drama series on Asahi TV, “Doctors 3.” Production for the opening titles was done by Tokyo based Helmet Inc.
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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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"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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People often ask me, “Why documentaries?” and I am instantly filled with dread. It always bothers me that I struggle to come up with what should be a simple answer. Truthfully, documentary filmmaking was not something I considered on my list of “things I want to be when I grow...
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