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'The Martian' Wins AMPS Film Sound Award
London AMPS is pleased to announce that ‘The Martian’ is the winner its 3rd annual award for ‘Excellence in Sound for a Feature Film’.
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Nagoya TV Builds 4K and HDR Edit and Color Suite Around DaVinci
News: Nagoya TV Builds 4K and HDR Edit and Color Suite Around DaVinciBlackmagic Design announced today that Nagoya Broadcasting Network has built a new 4K editing and grading suite with DaVinci Resolve Studio and Blackmagic Smart Videohub routers. The suite is one of the first 4K editing and grading suites in Japan’s Tokai region that’s able to handle HDR workflows.
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The Third Floor Honored with VES Award on Game of Thrones Team
News: The Third Floor Honored with VES Award on Game of Thrones TeamPrevisualization Supervisor Eric Carney Among Recipients of Visual Effects Society’s Top Award in TV
International visualization studio THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. has received a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for Outstanding Photoreal Episode as part of the Game of Thrones team. Previsualization Supervisor Eric Carney joined visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer, visual effects producer Steve Kullbeck, CG lead supervisor Derek Spears and special effects supervisor Stuart Brisdon in taking home the organization’s top television award for Episode 9 “The Dance of Dragons” from Season 5.
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Dolby chooses Baselight X for ultimate grading and finishing
News: Dolby chooses Baselight X for ultimate grading and finishingFilmLight’s latest Baselight system fuels Dolby’s drive for HDR
FilmLight announced today that Dolby, long-term client and technology partner, has taken delivery of one of the first Baselight X systems, the latest and most advanced implementation of the Baselight hardware range yet. Baselight X, designed with exceptional power and performance for the most demanding projects, will be used in the Dolby Vision mastering suite in the company’s Burbank facility.
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Timecode Systems at the 2016 NAB Show
B:LINK Hub Creates a Powerful Production Dashboard
The B:LINK Hub is a new feature embedded within Timecode Systems' flagship :wave and :pulse products. For the first time at the 2016 NAB Show, users will have real-time access to a dashboard displaying every Timecode Systems unit on a rig, on screen and in one place. The B:LINK Hub can be conveniently accessed from the Web browser of any smartphone (iOS or Android), tablet, Mac® or PC over Wi-Fi, or through a wired Ethernet connection into the :pulse.
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Veteran DP Adds Color to Commercials with Zylight IS3c LED Soft Light
News: Veteran DP Adds Color to Commercials with Zylight IS3c LED Soft LightWith a client list that includes Apple, Budweiser, Samsung, and Old Spice, director of photography Andrew Shulkind maintains a full schedule of commercial work. A veteran camera operator with more than a dozen motion pictures and television episodes to his credit, his commercials feature contrasting styles of comedy, visual effects, and beauty shots.
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PS Production Services Honours Sari Friedland with the Douglas James Dales Industry Builder Award
News: PS Production Services Honours Sari Friedland with the Douglas James Dales Industry Builder AwardIndependent producer Sari Friedland is celebrated as the recipient of the 2016 Douglas James Dales Industry Builder Award. Named for the late Doug Dales, founder of PS Production Services, the annual award is presented to a producer whose sustained, voluntary, selfless service, contribution and commitment has benefited the Canadian film and television production industry. The award was presented last night at the PS Dinner on the Hill, held in conjunction with the Canadian Media Production Associations Prime Time Conference in Ottawa.
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Avid Congratulates Its Customers Nominated for the 66th Annual ACE Eddie Awards
Editors Embrace Avid Everywhere to Cut the Most Celebrated Films and Television Shows of the Year
Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today congratulated its customers in the professional video editing community for their outstanding achievements at the 2016 American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Awards held on January 29 in Los Angeles. An overwhelming number of award winners and nominees embraced Avid EverywhereTM, using the industry’s most proven and trusted video editing software Avid Media Composer®.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 14th Annual VES Awards
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Leads Feature Film Wins with 4 Awards; The Good Dinosaur is Top Animated Film Winner; Games of Thrones and SSE Lead in Broadcast and Commercial Wins
Kate Mara, Zack Snyder, Michael Pena, Terry Crews, Portia Doubleday and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Join Overflow Crowd of VFX Artists, Innovators and Industry VIPs
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NEWS: Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 14th Annual VES Awards
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Leads Feature Film Wins with 4 Awards; The Good Dinosaur is Top Animated Film Winner; Games of Thrones
and SSE Lead in Broadcast and Commercial Wins: Kate Mara, Zack Snyder, Michael Pena, Terry Crews, Portia Doubleday and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Join Overflow Crowd of VFX Artists, Innovators and Industry VIPs
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The 33rd Annual Miami International Film Festival | Full Program Release
News: The 33rd Annual Miami International Film Festival | Full Program ReleaseRunning March 4–13, 2016, Filmmakers from 40 CountriesProudly Exhibit 129 Feature, Documentary, and Short Films
Monica Bellucci, Iciar Bollaín, Gavin Hood,
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Step into the ring: ZERO releases the Southpaw VFX reel
Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw doesn’t pull its punches. From the get-go viewers are thrust into a vision of the boxing high-life that’s as gritty as it is glamorous, the mansions and luxury cars juxtaposed with violence, loss, and inner turmoil.
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Winners Announced at Art Directors Guild Awards
News: Winners Announced at Art Directors Guild AwardsThe Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) tonight announced winners of its 20th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, in 11 categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during a black-tie ceremony at The Beverly Hilton. “The Martian” (Arthur Max), “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Colin Gibson) and “The Revenant” (Jack Fisk) won Best Production Design for Feature Film. Television winners included “Game of Thrones” (Deborah Riley), “House of Cards” (Steve Arnold), “American Horror Story: Hotel” (Mark Worthington), “The Big Bang Theory” (John Shaffner) and “The Muppets” (Denise Pizzini) respectively. The awards took place before an audience of more than 900, including guild members, industry executives and press. ADG President Nelson Coates and Art Directors Council Chair Marcia Hinds presided over the awards ceremony with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host for the third year-in-a-row.
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HHB celebrates 40th anniversary
News: HHB celebrates 40th anniversary2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of HHB Communications, which was founded on 1 February 1976 starting as a local live sound company.
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The Force is With the HPA Tech Retreat
News: The Force is With the HPA Tech RetreatNew and expanded sessions for the 2016 HPA Tech Retreat® have been unveiled, adding to an already incredible list in store for event attendees.
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Matthew Johnson's Sundance Film "Operation Avalanche" Shot on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras
News: Matthew Johnson's Sundance Film "Operation Avalanche" Shot on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema CamerasBlackmagic Design announced today the highly anticipated Sundance film “Operation Avalanche” was shot using Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras. The film, by award winning director Matthew Johnson and DPs Jared Raab and Andrew Appelle, was shot using the Pocket Cinema Cameras, along with a unique film conversion workflow to capture the look and feel of an underground 1960s documentary.
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Josh Brolin To Present Art Directors Guild Award To David O. Russell At 20th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards
News: Josh Brolin To Present Art Directors Guild Award To David O. Russell At 20th Annual Art Directors Guild AwardsOscar®-nominated actor Josh Brolin will present the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Cinematic Imagery Award to Oscar-nominated filmmaker David O. Russell at the 20th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards on Sunday, January 31 at The Beverly Hilton. The announcement was made by ADG Council Chair Marcia Hinds and Awards Producer Thomas Wilkins. The ceremony, presented by DXV by American Standard and hosted by comedian Owen Benjamin, will honor the prestigious spectrum of Russell’s extraordinary award-winning work.
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Absolute Outsources Production IT to ERA Hosted Services
First of a kind deal implements IaaS for maximum flexibility and cost-savings
Visual effects house Absolute has established an important industry first after completely outsourcing its production IT requirements from its Poland Street offices to ERA’s hosted services. The resulting Infrastructure as a Service deal (IaaS) will confer multiple benefits to Absolute, saving on power consumption and space — both at a premium in Soho — while providing it with almost instant scalability and the ability to offer clients more services.
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2016 HPA Tech Retreat Unveils Expanded Schedule
Diverse Offerings Take Attendees From Deep Space, Through Virtual Reality, To Star Wars and Beyond HDR With Fascinating Stops Along the Way
The HPA Tech Retreat® has announced the latest schedule for the 22nd HPA Tech Retreat. The HPA Tech Retreat takes place February 16 to 19, 2016, in Indian Wells, California.
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iZotope Wins Multiple NAMM TEC Awards
News: iZotope Wins Multiple NAMM TEC AwardsBoth RX 4 Advanced and Iris 2 honored for outstanding technical achievement
iZotope's RX 4 Advanced and Iris 2 have won awards for Outstanding Technical Achievement at the 31st Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, the highest honor within the pro audio and sound recording industry, which recognizes the most outstanding products in the world of music making, live performance, video games, television and film. The award ceremony was held on Saturday, January 23 during the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.
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SMPTE and HPA Issue Call for Entries for 2016 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
Festival Will Showcase Creative Use of Technology in Service of Storytelling; Entries Being Accepted Now Through June 2
The HPA® and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) today issued the call for entries for the 2016 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The HPA serves 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, and SMPTE is a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries. The organizations will host the 2016 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival in conjunction with the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) on Oct. 26 in Hollywood, California.
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Blackmagic Design announces deal on ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G
For a limited time customers can get a special price on ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G when purchased together for only $2,495.
Blackmagic Design today announced a new ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G package deal for only $2,495, making it possible for customers to get a live production solution that’s future proof because it’s designed for Ultra HD.
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The SIM Group to Hold Annual Technology Showcase January 28th in Toronto
News: The SIM Group to Hold Annual Technology Showcase January 28th in TorontoHighlights will include a Dolby Atmos demo from Tattersall Sound & Picture.
The SIM Group will host leading manufacturers of cameras, lenses, sound, grip and lighting, post production gear and workflow systems at the 11th Annual SIM Technology Showcase slated for January 28th in Toronto. The popular event provides members of the production and post-production communities with a unique opportunity to examine innovative new products, witness leading-edge technology demonstrations and find out from the experts how these new tools and workflows can benefit their businesses.
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Interstate Welcomes Directing Duo TOMAT
News: Interstate Welcomes Directing Duo TOMATAward-Winning Brazilian Team Brings Their Comedy and VFX Chops to Directors’ Group
Award-winning directors’ group Interstate has signed Rio De Janeiro-based directing duo TOMAT for exclusive US representation.
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Los York's Dexton Deboree Writes/Directes New Content Campaign for Jordan
News: Los York's Dexton Deboree Writes/Directes New Content Campaign for JordanLos York's Managing Partner Dexton Deboree has just written and directed a new, 360 campaign for Jordan Melo 12 "Built for More." The main spot launched on multiple channels last week, including www.jordan.com, Facebook, and Instagram. Additional digital and social content, key Home Page images and a retail video; which all feature a common creative thread and theme, also launched.
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Kevin Hart's 'What Now' World Tour Live Production Delivered
News: Kevin Hart's 'What Now' World Tour Live Production DeliveredBlackmagic Design has today announced that the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K and ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K are delivering live video content for the UK dates for award winning comedian Kevin Hart’s ‘What Now’ world tour, taking place at major venues including London’s O2 and Wembley Arena.
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Top Sundance Films Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio
News: Top Sundance Films Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio, Blackmagic Cinema Cameras and Pocket Cinema Cameras were used on more than 35 films at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
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Rodeo FX Recreates 1800s Whaling Village for In the Heart of the Sea
Setting the stage for historic drama with compelling visual effects
Rodeo FX recreated 19th-century Nantucket for Ron Howard’s latest film, In the Heart of the Sea, including concept art, seamlessly interwoven set extensions, and evocative matte painting for a total of over 260 visual effects shots. The VFX studio’s work demonstrates the power and impact of visual effects, not only for bringing period films to life, but also expanding the storytelling pallet by conveying drama and atmosphere in support of the unfolding narrative. In the Heart of the Sea has been nominated for a VES Award in the Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects category.
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Zoic Adds Executive Producer Blythe Klippsten
News: Zoic Adds Executive Producer Blythe KlippstenCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added Blythe Klippsten as Executive Producer. Klippsten has nearly 15 years of experience in the VFX industry, previously working with top studios including Psyop, MassMarket, Stardust Studios and Ntropic. After beginning her career as a VFX Producer at Zoic from 2006 – 2008, she returns as Executive Producer for Series.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2016 Golden Reel Nominations
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2016 Golden Reel NominationsThe Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 63rd MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
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Kodak Unveils Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge Winners
News: Kodak Unveils Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge WinnersScreening of Semi-Finalists at Slamdance Showcases Glorious Array of Super 8 Films
Kodak announced the Grand Prize winners of the KODAK Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge, following a screening of remarkable works from the 15 semi-finalists’ films at the Slamdance Film Festival last night. Kodak launched the Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge in November 2015 as part of the company’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of Super 8, a beloved format that inspires content creators far and wide.
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Voltage Pictures Relies on Aframe for Simple, Controlled Dailies Viewing
News: Voltage Pictures Relies on Aframe for Simple, Controlled Dailies ViewingCloud-based video collaboration boosts efficiency for a globally dispersed corporate marketing team
Aframe has announced today that Voltage Pictures, the international film financing, production and distribution company behind 150+ features including The Hurt Locker and Dallas Buyer’s Club has adopted its cloud-based video collaboration platform for dailies viewing across the organization. With nine Academy Awards® and 15 nominations, Voltage is typically in production on multiple projects simultaneously bringing, on average, 20 films a year to market. With teams of producers, directors, cinematographers and crew changing constantly, having a dailies viewing solution that is enormously easy to use but also provides a level of control over access and functionality is fundamental to their business. Aframe is their cloud-based system of choice.
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Lily Tomlin to Receive ICG Publicists Lifetime Achievement Award
News: Lily Tomlin to Receive ICG Publicists Lifetime Achievement AwardComedienne Lily Tomlin will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 53rd Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 26.
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MastersFX Creates "Creepy Doll" Special Effects for Lakeshore Entertainment and STX Entertainment's Feature Film "The Boy"
News: MastersFX Creates "Creepy Doll" Special Effects for Lakeshore Entertainment and STX Entertainment's Feature Film "The Boy"Character FX artists from MASTERSFX (www.mastersfx.com ) have created the featured creepy doll “Brahms,” the title character starring in Lakeshore Entertainment and STX Entertainment’s horror film, The Boy.
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StoryBoard Artist Version 7 Now Available
California based PowerProduction Software today announces StoryBoard Artist Version 7, the essential digital and animatic storyboard creation tool for filmmakers. StoryBoard Artist Version gives you the simplicity and speed of working in 2D environments with all the flexibility you want when creating a 3D representation of your vision. Version 7 adds an unlimited number of character poses, advanced motion graphics, and integration with StoryBoard mobile apps for previs creation across devices.
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2016 AICP Show Chairperson Announced
News: 2016 AICP Show Chairperson AnnouncedMatt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) announced today that Jules Daly, President of RSA Films, will serve as Chairperson of the 2016 AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial. The AICP Show is one of the tent-pole events of AICP Week, which also includes the debut of the AICP Next Awards, as well as various educational sessions at the AICP Week Base Camp. AICP Week will take place in New York from June 7, 2016 – June 9, 2016.
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Pro Tools Dock makes its UK show debut at BVE
Visitors to HHB Communications on stand L45 at BVE 2016 will have the opportunity to witness the UK show debut of the compact Avid Pro Tools Dock, a new EUCON control surface that works with iPad and Avid’s free iOS app, Pro Tools Control. At the show, HHB will pair Pro Tools Dock with the 16-fader Pro Tools S3 control surface to demonstrate more powerful mixing workflows.
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Vimond Takes a Bite from the Big Apple
News: Vimond Takes a Bite from the Big AppleVimond Media Solutions has opened a new regional office in New York city to support its growing business in North America. Overseeing this endeavour are Vimond's CEO, Helge Høibraaten, and CTO, Glenn Pedersen, both now based in New York.
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Manhattan Production Music Establishes First-Ever Los Angeles Office And Names Long Time Production Music Executive Andrew Robbins, Senior Director Of Film/TV Music
Based in New York City, Manhattan Production Music (MPM,) an industry leader in providing music to entertainment, broadcasting, advertising, and multi-media clients, has established its first-ever Los Angeles office. Concurrently, the company has named Andrew Robbins as its new Senior Director of Film/TV Music. 
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Manhattan Production Music Establishes First-ever Los Angeles Office And Names Long Time Production Music Executive Andrew Robbins
News: Manhattan Production Music Establishes First-ever Los Angeles Office And Names Long Time Production Music Executive Andrew RobbinsRobbins to be Senior Director Of Film/TV Music
Based in New York City, Manhattan Production Music (MPM,) an industry leader in providing music to entertainment, broadcasting, advertising, and multi-media clients, has established its first-ever Los Angeles office. Concurrently, the company has named Andrew Robbins as its new Senior Director of Film/TV Music.
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Kodak and Sundance Institute Collaborate To Support Independent Filmmakers
Kodak and Sundance Institute are collaborating to support the Institute’s preservation efforts while also supporting independent filmmakers who are using motion picture film. As part of the new alliance, Kodak is providing film to the Sundance Institute’s Archives, which hosts a wealth of images, tapes and artifacts preserved over its rich 35-year history. Kodak is also creating 35mm exhibition prints for filmmakers who originated their projects on film and those with features in the U.S. Competition categories at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival who want to screen a film print. Additionally, Kodak is offering Sundance Lab participants a 50% discount on film purchased for origination of their project.
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Kodak and Sundance Institute Collaborate
Kodak and Sundance Institute are collaborating to support the Institute’s preservation efforts while also supporting independent filmmakers who are using motion picture film. As part of the new alliance, Kodak is providing film to the Sundance Institute’s Archives, which hosts a wealth of images, tapes and artifacts preserved over its rich 35-year history. Kodak is also creating 35mm exhibition prints for filmmakers who originated their projects on film and those with features in the U.S. Competition categories at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival who want to screen a film print. Additionally, Kodak is offering Sundance Lab participants a 50% discount on film purchased for origination of their project.
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Avid Everywhere Momentum Continues With New Pro Tools | S6 2.1 Software and Innovative Mixing Modules
News: Avid Everywhere Momentum Continues With New Pro Tools | S6 2.1 Software and Innovative Mixing ModulesAvid Continues to Drive Innovation in Modern Pro Mixing
NAMM (Hall A, Booth #6400) -- Avid® (NASDAQ:AVID) today announced growing momentum of Avid Everywhere™ in the professional audio market, with nearly a thousand Pro Tools | S6 systems sold to leading studios and production facilities worldwide, including the renowned Sony Pictures Studios (Anthony Quinn Theater). Featuring a revolutionary modular design, S6 delivers superior ergonomics and intelligent studio control, providing an intuitive, immersive experience for the modern sound engineer. And with the release of version 2.1 software, the S6 Master Joystick Module, and announcement of the S6 Master Post Module, Avid is giving audio professionals even greater efficiency and flexibility so they can handle the most demanding projects and create their best work.
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Frankie powers The Master Chief’s inaugural adventure
News: Frankie powers The Master Chief’s inaugural adventureFrankie powers The Master Chief’s inaugural adventure in Halo: The Fall of Reach
In the world of fan-favorite AAA game franchises, building on blockbuster experiences of the past comes with big expectations – and a lot of vigilant scrutiny from overprotective fans. So, when tasked with telling the origin story of gaming’s number one FPS protagonist in the medium of fully-animated 3D, The Sequence Group knew it had something of a significant task on its hands.
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Tokyo-based Production Company Tests Fujinon Zooms
News: Tokyo-based Production Company Tests Fujinon ZoomsTokyo-based video production company, Ellroy Inc., decided to see for themselves if zoom lenses from FUJIFILM, for all their undoubted functionality, fall short when compared to single-focal length PL mount cine lenses in terms of image quality. To independently assess the lens performances, Ellroy crew conducted a hands-on investigation, pitting three FUJINON 4K Cabrios PL-mount lenses – the 85-300mm Cabrio, 19-90mm Cabrio, and 14-35mm Cabrio – against high-quality single-focal length primes on actual commercial shoots and performed a variety of quality checks. Led by veteran DP Kazumi Takahashi, the Ellroy team focused on resolution, distortion and how the lenses handled color.
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Brazil's O2 Filmes Grades Ivete Sangalo Virtual Reality Video with DaVinci Resolve Studio
News: Brazil's O2 Filmes Grades Ivete Sangalo Virtual Reality Video with DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that the new 360 degree virtual reality music video for Latin Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Ivete Sangalo was graded by O2 Filmes using DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio. Debuted in December 2015, “O Farol” is the first video released by Ivete Sangalo in more than 10 years.
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Adobe Video Tools Get Rave Reviews at Sundance 2016 Film Festival used Adobe Premiere Pro CC as their primary digital editing software.
Much-Anticipated “Hail, Caesar!” from Universal Pictures, and “Deadpool,” from 20th Century Fox, Cut Using Premiere Pro CC
From independent productions to Hollywood headliners, 51 films debuting at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival used Adobe Premiere Pro CC as their primary digital editing software.
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KFX Technology debuts high end motorised slider with Ronford Baker at BSC Expo 2016
News: KFX Technology debuts high end motorised slider with Ronford Baker at BSC Expo 2016See the new KFX Technology motorised Slider on Ronford Baker stand 209 at BSC Expo, 29-30 January 2016, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
KFX Technology will launch their new high end motorised slider at the BSC Expo 2016 on the Ronford Baker stand, #209. KFX Technology was chosen by Ronford Baker to collaborate on motorising their well known sliders after impressing them with the high quality engineering of the KFX Aurora Remote Head. The Aurora head is precision engineered, easy and intuitive to use, with more than enough power for the most demanding applications, and already has an established success and reputation in the movie industry worldwide.
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VICON and ARTANIM announce strategic partnership to bring forward the next era of Immersive Virtual Reality combining VR glasses with motion capture.
VICON and ARTANIM announce strategic partnership to bring forward the next era of Immersive Virtual Reality combining VR glasses with motion capture
Artanim today announce that it has developed and is delivering a new technology allowing users to experience, physically interact, and collaborate in a virtual 3D environment using Vicon motion capture technology.
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Director So Yong Kim Crafts Lovesong With Nice Shoes Colorist
News: Director So Yong Kim Crafts Lovesong With Nice Shoes ColoristDirector So Yong Kim Crafts Lovesong With Nice Shoes Colorist Sal Malfitano
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Houdini Training at RSP
News: Houdini Training at RSPKurt Debens, Benjamin Holen and Nick Beins Use UniSA/RSP Media Placement as a Springboard to Professional Careers
Houdini, Side Effects’ 3D animation software, is a principal tool at Rising Sun Pictures and at other visual effects studios (VFX) worldwide engaged in feature film and high-end television VFX. The software is valued for the flexibility of its procedural design and robust capabilities in modeling, animation, character rigging and lighting.
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Cartoni's FOCUS HD Fluid Head Helps Cinematographer Danny Schmidt Capture Colombia's Endangered Spider Monkey
News: Cartoni's FOCUS HD Fluid Head Helps Cinematographer Danny Schmidt Capture Colombia's Endangered Spider MonkeyWhen wildlife cinematographer Danny Schmidt plunged into Colombia’s remote Magdalena River Valley earlier this year to document the plight of the critically-endangered brown spider monkey in a project for National Geographic, his camera package included Cartoni’s FOCUS HD fluid head supplied by Manios Digital & Film. Small enough to fit snugly in Schmidt’s backpack, the head combines lightweight design with Cartoni’s patented counterbalance system and proven reliability.
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Cameron Thomson Forges Global Commercial Partnership with WCPMedia Services
News: Cameron Thomson Forges Global Commercial Partnership with WCPMedia ServicesWCPMedia Services, a leading provider of technology tools enabling studios, content owners and distributors, today announced that it has engaged Cameron Thomson Group Ltd., as its global commercial development partner. Under the arrangement, Cameron Thomson, the leading provider of business development solutions for the media and entertainment industries, will assist WCPMedia Services in expanding the company’s flagship content management solution across the global media marketplace. Cameron Thomson Group’s president Ronald Thomson will take an active role in WCPMedia Services as Managing Director of Global Business, in conjunction with his worldwide team.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Sam Raimi with with Filmmaker Award
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Sam Raimi with with Filmmaker Award2016 MPSE Golden Reel Awards Slated for February 27th
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today announces that it will honor Sam Raimi with its annual Filmmaker Award. The director of the blockbuster Spider-Man featuresand the low-budget horror classic The Evil Dead is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. He will receive the award at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony February 27th in Los Angeles.
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iZotope Names John Bigay as Chief Marketing Officer
News: iZotope Names John Bigay as Chief Marketing OfficeriZotope, Inc., makers of award-winning tools for audio production, has added John Bigay to the executive team as Chief Marketing Officer. Bigay will lead the strategic development and execution of global marketing, e-commerce, and education initiatives to accelerate the company's rapid growth.
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Sean Strong joins ARRI Rental New York
ARRI Rental, a leading provider of camera, grip and lighting equipment to the feature film, television, advertising, broadcast and events markets, is pleased to announce that Sean Strong has joined the camera rental department in New York. In his position as Camera Rental Coordinator he will be responsible for coordinating equipment orders between the rental office and operations department while maintaining strong client relations.
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TED2016 in Cinemas - Speakers Announced - 1.15.16
News: TED2016 in Cinemas - Speakers Announced - 1.15.16February 15 LIVEEvent in Local Movie Theaters Presented by Fathom Events and BY Experience in Partnership with TED
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Redshift: Rendering Cameron Crowe's Aloha
News: Redshift: Rendering Cameron Crowe's AlohaProduction-quality, GPU-accelerated renderer Redshift was recently used to power 2015's major Hollywood production Aloha, directed by Cameron Crowe.
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It’s Not Rocket Science launches with The Foundry software
Commander Chris Hadfield’s animated series teaches science through comedy
The new comedy science animation show—It’s Not Rocket Science—is a 10-episode series that has been developed using solutions and tools from leading creative software developer The Foundry. Created by retired Canadian astronaut and commander of the International Space Station Chris Hadfield, together with his son Evan, the series seeks to address current issues and misunderstood science topics, from vaccinations to climate change. An animated Commander Hadfield and his space pug Albert will use humorous narrative and anecdotes to educate viewers of all ages. The series was animated by D.C. Turner and Tracy King, the team behind the viral sensation Tim Minchin’s Storm, using a number of solutions from The Foundry. Mischief, a pen-based sketching application was used for all the concept drawing, storyboarding, mind mapping and music planning, while FLIX, The Foundry’s visual story development tool was used to create the storyboard build. Turner and King also used MODO, the 3D modeling, animation, effects and rendering package, and NUKE, a node-based digital composting application.
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SGO Celebrates Tel Aviv's Edit Studios' Award-winning Projects
Baba Joon” named Best Film at the recent “Ofir” Awards, Israeli version of the Oscars
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AFI Conservatory Alumni Receive Five Oscar Nominations
AFI Conservatory Thesis Film Is Among The Nominees
TWO FOR BEST PICTURE: Steve Golin BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Robert Richardson
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MPC Creative Creates Faraday Future Film & VR Experience
Client: Faraday Future
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Short Film contest w/ Guy Ritchie + Warner Bros – Free Entry
News: Short Film contest w/ Guy Ritchie + Warner Bros – Free EntryBrompton to challenge the movie maker in you – Guy Ritchie, Josh Berger and Lionel Wigram to judge global film competition
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Society of Camera Operators 2016 Awards Honorees and Nominees
News: Society of Camera Operators 2016 Awards Honorees and NomineesThe Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announces the complete list of recipients and nominees for their Lifetime Achievement Awards on February 6, 2016 at Paramount Studios:
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Absolute Outsources Production IT to ERA Hosted Services
News: Absolute Outsources Production IT to ERA Hosted ServicesFirst of a kind deal implements IaaS for maximum flexibility and cost-savings
Visual effects house Absolute has established an important industry first after completely outsourcing its production IT requirements from its Poland Street offices to ERA’s hosted services. The resulting Infrastructure as a Service deal (IaaS) will confer multiple benefits to Absolute, saving on power consumption and space — both at a premium in Soho — while providing it with almost instant scalability and the ability to offer clients more services.
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PlayBox Technology Releases Latest Upgrades to its Channel in a Box Product Suite
News: PlayBox Technology Releases Latest Upgrades to its Channel in a Box Product SuitePlayBox Technology, the global leader in broadcast television playout and channel branding, announces the latest upgrades to its established PlayBox product range: AirBox Neo, TitleBox Neo, CaptureBox Neo and SafeBox Neo. The upgrades include UHD compatibility, a high-efficiency user interface plus a wide range of new feature enhancements.
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wysiwyg receives Emmy Award
News: wysiwyg receives Emmy AwardAt a glittering, star-studded award ceremony at The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV during the CES 2016 show, the team from CAST Software received their second Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award for wysiwyg in the Pre-Production Visualization System category of the 2015 Technology and Engineering Achievement Awards.
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The Foundry honored in annual Scientific and Technical Awards
MARI 3D texture painting system recognized by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
The Foundry, leading creative software developer, has announced that its MARI development team will be honored by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on Saturday, February 13. The awards recognize individuals that have added value to the filmmaking process. For their contributions to MARI’s development, Jack Greasley, Kiyoyuki Nakagaki, Duncan Hopkins and Carl Rand from The Foundry will receive an Academy Plaque in the Scientific and Engineering Awards category at the ceremony to be held at the Beverley Wiltshire in Beverly Hills.
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The HPA Tech Retreat Innovation Zone Takes the Demo Room to the Next Level
News: The HPA Tech Retreat Innovation Zone Takes the Demo Room to the Next LevelThe 2016 HPA Tech Retreat®, now in its 22nd year, is a world-class gathering of engineering, technology, creative and business leaders engaged in dynamic interaction and exchange. Alongside the full conference at the Tech Retreat, attendees can participate in the Innovation Zone, the evolution of the HPA Tech Retreat Demo Room. The Innovation Zone, a carefully curated area presented in a space designed for learning and discovery, now focuses on cutting edge products and technologies that are new to the market.
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Directors Eric McCoy and Justus Meyer, known collectively as Mccoy | Meyer, are very proud to announce that their original Hot Wheels web series, produced for the brand through Tongal, has earned some of the year's first Platin
2016's First AVA Digital Platinum and Gold Awards go to Original Hot Wheels Branded Content Series from Directors Mccoy | Meyer
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Top Talent Joins The Mill in Los Angeles
News: Top Talent Joins The Mill in Los Angeles2015 was a time of remarkable work for the CG department at The Mill in Los Angeles. High profile projects included Google Spotlight Stories – Help, Coca-Cola – Torch Bear, and the Game of War campaign. In response to this, Heads of 3D John Leonti and Robert Sethi have grown the award-winning team, adding a combined 75 years of industry experience to the department.
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Visual Effects Society (VES) Manages VES Awards Production With Shotgun Software
News: Visual Effects Society (VES) Manages VES Awards Production With Shotgun Software
From Submission to Entry Vetting and Voting, Shotgun Is the Center of Awards Tracking and Management Process
Every winter visual effects practitioners around the world compile best-of reels showcasing impressive feats of animation, compositing and VFX in hopes of a nomination for the industry's coveted VES Award. The Visual Effects Society (VES) goes to great lengths to ensure that hundreds of entries are qualified and vetted as part of a submission process with seemingly countless moving parts. This process, run by an awards committee made up of VFX professionals around the world, is connected and managed via Shotgun, the scalable software platform for production tracking, review and asset management.
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American Society of Cinematographers Nominates Beasts of No Nation, Macbeth and Son of Saul for Spotlight Award
News: American Society of Cinematographers Nominates Beasts of No Nation, Macbeth and Son of Saul for Spotlight AwardThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has nominated three cinematographers for the 2016 Spotlight Award, which recognizes outstanding cinematography in feature-length projects that are screened at festivals, internationally, or in limited theatrical release. The winner will be announced at the 30th ASC Awards on February 14, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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Documentary Filmmaking with Sam Painter
News: Documentary Filmmaking with Sam PainterHost Ben Consoli welcomes Sam Painter, the cinematographer behind some of the most influential modern documentaries including “Going Clear” and “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine”, to discuss the art of documentary cinematography.
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Google Partnership with Miami International Film Festival
News: Google Partnership with Miami International Film FestivalGoogle Initiative on Gender and Race Leads New Highlights at Miami Dade College's 33rd Miami International Film Festival: Festival Also Unveils Dynamic Slate of Women Filmmakers Already Confirmed for Annual Festival, March 4 - 13, 2016
A unique partnership with Google on a new seminar series addressing gender and racial gaps in the film industry, particularly in technical cinematographic roles, is among new highlights unveiled today by Miami Dade College's Miami International Film Festival, as Festival organizers count down to the 33rd edition of the acclaimed annual event March 4 - 13, 2016. The Festival is the only major film festival produced and presented worldwide by a college or university.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Nominees for the 14th Annual VES Awards
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Leads the Feature Film Nominations; The Peanuts Movie is Top Animated Film Contender; Game of Thrones Leads the Broadcast Field and Scores Most Nominations Overall
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, announced the nominees for the 14th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on artists who bring this work to life. Nominees were selected by VES members via events hosted by its nine sections - Australia, Bay Area, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, New Zealand, Toronto and Vancouver. The VES Awards will be held on February 2nd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Epson Partners with Precision Productions + Post to Maximize
News: Epson Partners with Precision Productions + Post to MaximizeEpson America Partners with Precision Productions + Post to Maximize Marketing Value with Content Designed for Easy Repurposing
For global imaging leader Epson, the global product launch of their EcoTank line of printers encompassed advertising, the web, social media, trade shows, email blasts and a massive event in New York's Times Square, with video playing a central role in every channel of the marketing process. Creating video pieces across many product lines to a wide range of media that clearly communicated the same brand messaging was a daunting challenge.
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Panavision and Ludwig Kameraverleih Announce Distribution Deal
News: Panavision and Ludwig Kameraverleih Announce Distribution DealPanavision, the entertainment industry’s leading designer, manufacturer and rental provider of high-precision optics and camera systems, has reached a distribution agreement with Ludwig Kameraverleih in Germany. The highly regarded rental facility will now be able to provide filmmakers in the region with Panavision’s extensive range of spherical and anamorphic lenses, including the popular Primo 70 series for larger sensor digital cameras. This partnership deepens Ludwig’s portfolio of filmmaking gear and broadens Panavision’s reach.
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Technicolor PostWorks Finishes a Dozen Films for Sundance
News: Technicolor PostWorks Finishes a Dozen Films for SundanceNew York’s leading provider of post-production services for independent film, Technicolor PostWorks New York assisted in the completion of a dozen films screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Projects included a mix of highly anticipated narrative films from both established filmmakers and emerging artists. Services ranged from dailies processing, offline systems rentals, editorial finishing and color grading to sound editorial and mixing. The Festival will be held January 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Sundance and Ogden, Utah.
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Student VFX Artists Get Live Critique at PauseFest "Battle of the Reels"
News: Student VFX Artists Get Live Critique at PauseFest "Battle of the Reels"Event sponsored by Rising Sun Pictures, The Foundry and Tyroe will provide young artists with “insight into the minds of visual effects studios and recruiters”
Aspiring visual effects artists will have a unique opportunity to have their show reels critiqued by industry experts in an open “Battle of the Reels” session held as part with next month’s PauseFest digital technology festival in Melbourne. Representatives from award-winning visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures, visual effects software developer The Foundry and artists talent agency Tyroe will screen reels submitted by student artists and offer live feedback on creativity, technique and professional merit.
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Independent Film The Chain Relies on iZotope RX to Preserve Best On-set Performances and Budget
News: Independent Film The Chain Relies on iZotope RX to Preserve Best On-set Performances and BudgetRepair and enhancement tools help reduce the need for dialogue replacement
iZotope Inc., a leading audio technology company, today announced that the independent feature short film The Chain used iZotope RX to maximize its use of production audio and preserve the best on-set performances to stay on budget. Filmed in New Hampshire, The Chain is based on a short story of the same name by Tobias Wolf in which revenge unleashes a series of unintended consequences.
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The Darkroom emerges into light
News: The Darkroom emerges into lightThe Darkroom recording studio has undergone a substantial refit to enable the Willesden, north-west London facility to operate at a world-class level – and to embrace the future.
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Artists Honored at AFI AWARDS 2015
News: Artists Honored at AFI AWARDS 2015J.J. Abrams, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Steven Spielberg Among Honorees; AFI Conservatory Boasts 39 Alumni Among the 20 Creative Ensembles Behind the Year’s Most Outstanding Films and Television
America’s finest film and television artists were among the guests honored today by the American Film Institute (AFI) at its annual AFI AWARDS 2015 luncheon. With no winners or losers, AFI AWARDS celebrates the creative ensembles behind the year’s most outstanding storytelling in film and television.
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AMPS (The Association of Motion Picture Sound) Nominations For 3rd Annual AMPS Film Sound Awards
AMPS (The Association of Motion Picture Sound) has recently announced the list of nominations for their 3rd annual award for ‘Excellence in Sound for a Feature Film'.
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Big Deahl Productions And Resolution Production Group Pioneer Unique New In-Studio Production Process Called “Environmental LED Immersion”
News: Big Deahl Productions And Resolution Production Group Pioneer Unique New In-Studio Production Process Called “Environmental LED Immersion”Working in Tandem, BIG DEAHL and Resolution are Now Offering this Process To Commercial Producers and Agency Creatives as a Highly Cost-Effective And Efficient Means By Which to Shoot Multiple Locations in A Single Day
Acclaimed commercial production company BIG DEAHL PRODUCTIONS, in tandem with Resolution Productions Group, have announced the availability to the industry of a pioneering new technique the two companies have developed by integrating LED –Light Emitting Diode - screens in-studio to allow production to shoot several “locations” all in one day. The companies have named this new process "Environmental LED Immersion" or "ELI".
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Small Tree Shared Storage Solution a Perfect Fit for Bourgeoning Music Festival
TitaniumZ-8 Handles Massive Workload Remotely and Flawlessly
In the middle of a field, in the middle of a 90-acre farm just outside of Portland, Ore., something wonderful is taking place and the entire world has access to it. Pickathon, a bourgeoning music festival that takes place every August in Happy Valley, Ore., began using Small Tree for their shared storage video content needs and was able to shoot, store and share video from the center of its musical oasis easier than ever before.
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INK explores high-tech simulations with RADO
News: INK explores high-tech simulations with RADOAward-winning production studio INK has released three stunning shorts that showcase RADO’s latest watch collection.
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 to be shot on RED Digital Cinema's 8K WEAPON
News: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 to be shot on RED Digital Cinema's 8K WEAPONTHE SEQUEL TO THE ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED 2014 BLOCKBUSTER WILL BE FIRST FEATURE FILM SHOT ON THE REVOLUTIONARY 8K CAMERA
Today, RED Digital Cinema announced that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be the first production shooting on WEAPON outfitted with the ground-breaking 8K RED DRAGON® sensor. Joining the WEAPON 6K, SCARLET-W 5K, and RED RAVEN™ 4.5K in RED’s latest generation DSMC2™ line of cameras, the WEAPON 8K once again pushes the envelope of modularity, image quality, and form factor.
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ASC Reveals Feature Film Nominees
News: ASC Reveals Feature Film NomineesAmerican Society of Cinematographers Nominates Bridge of Spies, Carol, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant and Sicario
The nominees in the theatrical release category of the 30th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement are Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC for Sicario, Janusz Kaminski for Bridge of Spies, Ed Lachman, ASC for Carol, Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC for The Revenant and John Seale, ASC, ACS for Mad Max: Fury Road. The winner will be revealed on February 14 during the ASC Awards gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
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iZotope Audio Repair Tools Empower Post Editors at Belgium’s Studio MM
News: iZotope Audio Repair Tools Empower Post Editors at Belgium’s Studio MMAudio Repair Tools Empower Post Editors at Belgium’s Studio MM
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, has announced that Brussels-based Film and TV post production facility, Studio MM, has successfully integrated iZotope’s RX audio repair and enhancement suite within every studio throughout its facility. A boutique post facility, Studio MM meets the need for clients who need an approach where the latest digital technologies support and empower the creative audio mind.
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Transvideo and Aaton Digital bring new products and new technologies to BSC Expo 2016
News: Transvideo and Aaton Digital bring new products and new technologies to BSC Expo 2016Sister companies Transvideo and Aaton Digital will present their line-up of new products and new technologies at BSC Expo 2016.
Star product on show is the new Transvideo StarliteRF. It’s a 5” 3G-SDI touch screen OLED wireless monitor- recorder with an inbuilt wireless receiver making it very versatile with the possibility to use in many different ways. Free of cables, it’s the perfect choice for directors, assistant directors, focus pullers and DOPs and a must have for rental houses, production companies, OB companies and broadcasters.
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 to be shot on RED Digital Cinema's 8K WEAPON
News: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 to be shot on RED Digital Cinema's 8K WEAPONThe Sequel To The Academy Award-Nominated 2014 Blockbuster Will Be First Feature Film Shot On The Revolutionary 8K Camera
Today, RED Digital Cinema announced that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be the first production shooting on WEAPON outfitted with the ground-breaking 8K RED DRAGON® sensor. Joining the WEAPON 6K, SCARLET-W 5K, and RED RAVEN™ 4.5K in RED’s latest generation DSMC2™ line of cameras, the WEAPON 8K once again pushes the envelope of modularity, image quality, and form factor.
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Veteran Post-Production Exec Scot Evans Joins Technicolor PostWorks
News: Veteran Post-Production Exec Scot Evans Joins Technicolor PostWorksFormer GM of MPC, Mexico City, to lead outreach to global markets.
Technicolor PostWorks New York has appointed Scot Evans to the post of Executive Vice President of Business Development. Formerly Vice President/General Manager of MPC, Mexico City, Evans will direct sales, marketing and customer relations for the company throughout Latin America. He will seek to develop new business both among local feature film and television producers and among U.S. producers working in those markets.
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GPL Technologies Builds Flexible IT Infrastructure for Moonbot Studios
News: GPL Technologies Builds Flexible IT Infrastructure for Moonbot StudiosShreveport, Louisiana is the home to Moonbot Studios, a 6-old-year multimedia production studio with a knack for creating storytelling magic. Founded by filmmakers William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg and Lampton Enochs, the company won an Academy Award in 2012 for the whimsical animated short The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Currently boasting a staff of 50 artists, producers and support personnel, Moonbot has also produced feature-quality animation for television, games, apps, branded entertainment and a myriad of other mediums. Along the way, it’s filled its trophy rack with four Emmys, 12 Clios, 14 Cannes Lions and five Webby Awards.
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Kodak Launches Super 8 Filmmaking Revival Initiative at CES 2016
News: Kodak Launches Super 8 Filmmaking Revival Initiative at CES 2016Filmmakers rally behind Kodak’s revival of Super 8
On the heels of celebrating 50 years of manufacturing Super 8 film, Kodak is launching an initiative aimed at putting Super 8 cameras into the hands of a new generation of filmmakers as well as meeting the needs of top directors, indie filmmakers and others who appreciate the art and craft of filmmaking.
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Digital Domain - Dan Rosen Named Vice President of Technology at Digital Domain
News: Digital Domain - Dan Rosen Named Vice President of Technology at Digital DomainAcademy Award winning Visual Effects studio, Digital Domain, announced today that Daniel Rosen has joined its ranks in the position of Vice President of Technology. A recognized expert in strategic technological design, development and implementation, the addition of Dan comes as Digital Domain intensifies its pursuit of innovation and the latest in Visual Effects technology. Dan will report to O.D Welch, President, Digital Domain.
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Society of Camera Operators Technical Achievement Award & Camera Operator of the Year Nominees
News: Society of Camera Operators Technical Achievement Award & Camera Operator of the Year NomineesSociety of Camera Operators 2016 Lifetime Achievement Awards Announces Technical Achievement Award Recipient and Camera Operator of the Year Nominees
The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) today announces recipients of its 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for Technical Achievement in addition to the Camera Operator of the Year for Film and Television nominees.
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Jünger Audio Delivers 5.1 Audio Quality for The Voice Of China
News: Jünger Audio Delivers 5.1 Audio Quality for The Voice Of ChinaThe company's loudness control and audio processing units were used extensively throughout the making and broadcasting of this popular Chinese music show.
The audio production team behind the Voice of China, one of the most successful music shows on Chinese television, has been using Jünger Audio loudness control and audio processing equipment to ensure the quality of broadcasts transmitted in 5.1 surround sound.
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Dejan Georgevich, ASC, Shoots ‘Once in a Lifetime’ TV Pilot
News: Dejan Georgevich, ASC, Shoots ‘Once in a Lifetime’ TV PilotWith Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders
Dejan Georgevich, ASC, recently served as Director of Photography on Once in a Lifetime, a half-hour, rock ‘n roll television pilot shot with two Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera recorders. Lifetime was written by Iron Maiden’s groundbreaking bass player and songwriter, Stephen Harris.
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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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Introducing Ultron: Trixter Builds The AvengersIntroducing Ultron: Trixter Builds The Avengers' Biggest Bad
At the heart of Marvel's biggest Avengers movie yet lies their greatest threat yet: Ultron, a self-constructing robot intelligence bent on destroying all of humanity. Munich's boutique-scale Trixter Film was given the critical task of introducing this epic-scale character, which they undertook from concept art through design, mocap, animation, compositing, and output.
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The Walk: Largest Use of Cloud Computing in Film HistoryThe Walk: Largest Use of Cloud Computing in Film History
Award-winning VFX Company Joins UPP and Rodeo FX to Recapture the Legendary Walk Between the World Trade Center Towers. Lead VFX vendor Atomic Fiction needed a more efficient way to do the compute-intensive, and traditionally very expensive, processes of rendering. The company used their cloud-based software Conductor, which allows artists to offload the processing from their own computers and send it to the cloud. By the end of the project, Atomic Fiction had completed 9.1 million hours of processing in the cloud, which equates to over a millennium of processing time!
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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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The Easy Way to Solve Gender Imbalance in Film and Television
Each year, San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film releases a “Celluloid Ceiling” report which shows female employment on the top 250 films of the previous year. This year’s numbers (released last week) are more of the same, with female employment hovering around...
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How to prepare the film for presentation at film festivals and movie awards?
SUBMISSION RULES AND TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR SELECTION SCREENING FORMATS • Almost all well-known big film festivals now accept films only in a special digital format DCP (Digital Cinema Package). • Most of the film festivals and movie awards accept content that is fully DCI/SMPTE compliant; however, content does not need...
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In Avid Media Composer: 29.97 fps Master Clip, the "Field Motion", and a 23.976 frames per second project. 2:2:2:4 cadence: In the Avid Bin, assign the Master Clip(s) "Progressive" by clicking under the "Field Motion" column. 2:3:3:2 cadence: In the Avid Bin, assign the Master Clip(s) "2:3 Film" by clicking...
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