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Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to Panavision
News: Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to PanavisionLeading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems Panavision has augmented its equipment inventory with 10 VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders.
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DIRECTOR PAUL STREET SIGNS WITH THE TRAVELING PICTURE SHOW COMPANY
TPSC bolsters its roster with iconic car shooter, Paul Street
The Traveling Picture Show Company signs legendary car shooter extraordinaire Paul Street for exclusive representation.
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European Debut for Facilis' New Shared Storage and Asset Tracking Products at IBC 2015
Facilis’ most advanced European tech showcase includes 72TB high-performance SSD Hybrid system, a new entry-level 16TB shared storage system and FastTracker integrated asset tracking.
At IBC 2015, Facilis (booth 7.C10), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets, will introduce a number of new products to the European market. These include solutions for high-end and budget conscious facilities, along with a new tracking product that combines search, management and access to project assets in a simple interface.
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Cinesite and Image Engine Join Forces
News: Cinesite and Image Engine Join ForcesCinesite and Image Engine today announced a merger of their two companies. The alliance gives the two entities a combined staff of over 525 artists worldwide, with capacity for 675 at their studios in London, Vancouver and Montréal. It ensures that both companies are well positioned to deliver world-class visual effects and animation services to their mutual global customer base.
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Cinesite and Image Engine Join Forces
News: Cinesite and Image Engine Join ForcesJuly 2nd, 2015, Cinesite and Image Engine today announced a merger of their two companies. The alliance gives the two entities a combined staff of over 525 artists worldwide, with capacity for 675 at their studios in London, Vancouver and Montréal. It ensures that both companies are well positioned to deliver world-class visual effects and animation services to their mutual global customer base.
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European Debut for Facilis' New Shared Storage and Asset Tracking Products at IBC 2015
Spotlights Partnerships with Technology Leaders
Facilis’ most advanced European tech showcase includes 72TB high-performance SSD Hybrid system, a new entry-level 16TB shared storage system and FastTracker integrated asset tracking.
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Helicopter Film Services Relied on the AERIGON for Aerial Cinematography on Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron
Industry-leading Pro Cinema Drone Provides Stable Platform for Capturing Live-Action Plates for VFX
The AERIGON™, an aerial remote camera head (ARCH™) from Intuitive Aerial, was operated by Helicopter Film Services to shoot aerial footage used throughout Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The remarkable stability of the AERIGON platform meant that footage captured could be fed directly into ILM’s VFX pipeline. For the first time, filmmakers have access to an aerial system capable of controlling the best production cameras, such as the new ARRI Alexa Mini, regardless of weight, to shoot feature film-ready images with reliable precision.
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DiaQuest ProductionLink supports new Adobe CC 2015
DiaQuest Products, a software development firm with a focus on the video and film industries, today announced its ProductionLink plug-ins already support the new Adobe Creative Cloud® 2015, so current users do not need to upgrade their software. Once installed, ProductionLink features appear within the Adobe user interface and add Avid® Interplay to Adobe’s list of available render formats for Adobe Premiere Pro or After Effects.
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New KODAK Archive Package Helps Independent Filmmakers Preserve Art
News: New KODAK Archive Package Helps Independent Filmmakers Preserve ArtKodak and Cinelab London Form Initiative to Assist in Creation of Film Elements
Kodak is launching a pioneering archival program for UK customers today as part of the company’s continuing focus on independent filmmakers. In collaboration with Cinelab London, the KODAK Archive Package offers flat-rate pricing for film, digital recording and processing. This allows Kodak to work with independent content owners to deliver a cost effective archive master on film regardless of the origination format of a production.
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British Comedy Director Ben Whitehouse Launches U.S. Career via Accomplice Media
News: British Comedy Director Ben Whitehouse Launches U.S. Career via Accomplice MediaHas established himself as a master of character-driven comedy through work for Subway, Amazon, Enterprise, KFC, Specsavers, Phones 4U and others
Continuing to broaden its roster of commercial filmmakers, Accomplice Media has signed comedy director Ben Whitehouse for exclusive representation in the United States. The British-born director launched his career in 2009 and since then has established himself as a master of character-driven comedy through work for Subway, Amazon, Enterprise, KFC, Specsavers, Phones 4U and others.
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cineSync 3.6 and Shotgun Integration Released Today
News: cineSync 3.6 and Shotgun Integration Released TodaycineSync and Shotgun join forces to offer VFX, animation and post studios a faster way of working
Cospective today announces the commercial release of cineSync 3.6, featuring the brand new integration between remote review and approval tool cineSync and Shotgun production tracking, review and asset management software.
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Xsens’ MVN Wearable Motion-Capture Systems Helps Push Universal Pictures and MRC’s Ted 2 VFX to New Heights
Lightweight Inertial Capture Suits Let the Production Company Lay Down Ted’s Performance Live on Set
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Avid Supports Aspiring Filmmakers at Sundance Institute
Avid Everywhere Gives Emerging Filmmakers Access to Industry- Standard Workflows, Delivering on the Company's Commitment to Nurturing Independent Filmmakers
Avid(R) (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that it has renewed its support for the Sundance Institute Directors Lab at Sundance Resort in Utah as part of the company's commitment to developing the next generation of creative professionals, a key element of Avid Everywhere(TM). Emerging filmmakers taking part in the month-long Lab will use creative applications and shared storage solutions--all powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform--to help them hone their techniques.
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International Cinematographers Guild Selects 19th Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awardees
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has named eight honorees for the 19th Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA). The short films will premiere at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles on September 27, 2015. A New York premiere will follow on October 25 at the School of Visual Arts.
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Panavision’s Recapitalization Sets the Stage for Growth
News: Panavision’s Recapitalization Sets the Stage for GrowthPanavision, the entertainment industry’s most respected designer, manufacturer and provider of state-of-the-art cinema lenses and high-precision camera systems, today announced the recapitalization of the company. With the recapitalization, Panavision’s senior lenders unanimously agreed to convert a majority of the company’s long term debt into common stock of the company. This major reduction in Panavision’s debt enhances its capital structure and enables the company to explore growth opportunities.
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Media Alert: Autodesk Exchange Apps Store Reaches 1 Million Downloads
International Online Design and Engineering App Store Hits Major Milestone
Autodesk Exchange Apps, a web-based design and engineering app store created for the Autodesk community, celebrates its one-millionth app milestone this week with a customer download of the coolOrange threadModeler for Autodesk Inventor. In three years since launching, the site has published 1,800 apps from third-party developers, which are available for download in 14 different languages and in 191 countries. The online platform provides designers and engineers with a centralized location to access apps that advance efficiency and productivity while using Autodesk software, and makes it easy for app developers to reach Autodesk customers worldwide.
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International Cinematographers Guild Selects 19th Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awardees
News: International Cinematographers Guild Selects 19th Annual Emerging Cinematographer AwardeesThe International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has named eight honorees for the 19th Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA). The short films will premiere at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles on September 27, 2015. A New York premiere will follow on October 25 at the School of Visual Arts.
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Traveling Picture Show Company Signs Director Paul Street
TPSC bolsters its roster with iconic car shooter, Paul Street
The Traveling Picture Show Company signs legendary car shooter extraordinaire Paul Street for exclusive representation.
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TFBOYS' Fanta Commercial Graded on DaVinci Resolve by Beijing's HomeBoy Cine Studio
TFBOYS’ Fanta TVC Graded on DaVinci Resolve by Beijing’s HomeBoy Cine Studio
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TV Land Comedy "Younger" Finished at Technicolor PostWorks
News: TV Land Comedy "Younger" Finished at Technicolor PostWorksColorist Anthony Raffaele assists award-winning cinematographer John Thomas in giving the new series a distinctive, comedic look.
Post-production finishing for the first season of TV Land’s inspired new comedy Younger was recently completed at Technicolor PostWorks, New York. Senior Colorist Anthony Raffaele applied the final color grade to the original series, which has generated buzz and a growing fan base thanks to its positive depiction of intergenerational female relationships.
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TV Land Comedy "Younger" Finished at Technicolor PostWorks
News: TV Land Comedy "Younger" Finished at Technicolor PostWorksColorist Anthony Raffaele assists award-winning cinematographer John Thomas in giving the new series a distinctive, comedic look.
Post-production finishing for the first season of TV Land’s inspired new comedy Younger was recently completed at Technicolor PostWorks, New York. Senior Colorist Anthony Raffaele applied the final color grade to the original series, which has generated buzz and a growing fan base thanks to its positive depiction of intergenerational female relationships.
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iZotope Releases RX Final Mix: New Plug-in Brings Sonic Impact
Designed for post production, RX Final Mix makes it easier for content creators to quickly sculpt a smooth, balanced mix
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, today released its new RX Final Mix real-time plug-in. Part of the award-winning RX family of post-production tools, RX Final Mix helps audio post-production and broadcast professionals create balanced mixes that are impactful yet True Peak compliant.
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Blackmagic Design Products Used to Complete Some of the Summer's Biggest Films
Blackmagic Design today announced that a variety of its products were used on some of the summer season’s biggest blockbusters and most anticipated films. DPs, VFX artists and colorists around the world continue to rely on Blackmagic Design to help deliver professional results.
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AJA CION Takes the 4K Spotlight at Pacific Producers Group
An appreciation for filmmaking quickly turned into a full-time gig for Shawn Serdar. Channeling a passion for the craft, he took over the reigns at Pacific Producers Group (PPG) in 2007, and the Vancouver-based production company has been thriving ever since. Operating out of Gak Studio, a video and photography studio where Serdar is Partner, PPG provides multimedia services to industrial, government, legal and commercial clients. Favoring 4K capture for greater creative flexibility, Serdar and the Gak partners keep the studio stocked with an arsenal of 4K gear, including a new AJA CION camera.
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Cine Gear 2015 Hollywood draws to Successful Close and Technical Award-Winners Announced
News: Cine Gear 2015 Hollywood draws to Successful Close and Technical Award-Winners AnnouncedCine Gear 2015 Hollywood draws to Successful Close and Technical Award-Winners Announced
Cine Gear Expo drew the world’s top motion picture, video and new media community for the unveiling of the latest industry technology and to discuss the latest trends. There were 15,490 attendees from 48 countries at the event.
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Art Directors Guild Presents "THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD" Film Screening
News: Art Directors Guild Presents "THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD" Film ScreeningAcademy Award-winning film spotlights production design of Carl Jules Weyl
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque will present a screening of Errol Flynn’s swashbuckling adventure fantasy THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (1938) spotlighting the production design by Academy Award®-winning designer Carl Jules Weyl, as part of the 2015 ADG Film Series on Sunday, June 28, at 5:30 P.M. at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. The ADG “Confessions of a Production Designer” Film Series is sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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Facilis TerraBlock Revolutionizes Working Practices at Ka-boom
News: Facilis TerraBlock Revolutionizes Working Practices at Ka-boomAdvanced Shared Storage Technology Helps Break Down Silos in Leading Northern Irish Post House, Aids Collaborative Working and Fuels Stellar Business Growth
Belfast-based Ka-boom - one of Northern Ireland’s fastest growing Production and Post Production facilities for TV and Film – has announced that the successful integration of a 48TB Facilis TerraBlock 24D shared storage system has revolutionized working practices at the facility. Ka-boom’s managing director, Zach Willis, believes that the adoption of Facilis’ shared storage technology has been a key technology enabler in the business’ stellar growth over the last two years.
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The 22nd Chicago Underground Film Festival Wraps With Record
News: The 22nd Chicago Underground Film Festival Wraps With RecordUK
The Chicago Underground Film Festival, presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey with additional support from Lagunitas Brewing Company, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy and SAG-AFTRA, concluded its 22nd edition with another year of increased attendance. More than 2,000 cinephiles converged on the Logan Theatre for the five-day event, which drew an unprecedented 63 visiting filmmakers from across the globe, nearly double the number of attendees last year. The Chicago Underground Film Festival has made the Logan Theatre its home for the past three years, with turnout growing each year as the Festival established its vital presence in the Logan Square community.
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RED and Surfer Launch REDirect Surf 2015
News: RED and Surfer Launch REDirect Surf 2015First of 11 exclusive edits go live today on surfermag.com and red.com
RED Digital Cinema and Surfer Magazine announces the kickoff of REDirect Surf 2015. This is the second installment of the REDirect series – a competition and celebration of filmmaking visionaries across the globe, highlighting varying genres. RED and the Berrics joined forces early last year to launch the first ever REDirect, and after an extremely successful collaboration and film festival showcasing the most renowned skateboarding filmmakers in the world, the focus now turns to the art of capturing surfing.
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‘Gear Dictionary’ Web Series Uses Zylight for Studio Shoots
News: ‘Gear Dictionary’ Web Series Uses Zylight for Studio ShootsZylight F8-100’s quantum dot technology provides more refined and balanced natural light output on minimal power
For Zeke Kamm, a week does not go by without a call from someone in the industry looking for production equipment advice. A self-described “gear head” filmmaker with more than 20 years in the industry, he decided to create Gear Dictionary, a free online educational series, to collect his advice on a number of subjects in one spot. Kamm, who serves as CEO of Aviator Camera Gear in Bend, Ore., began posting episodes to www.geardictionary.comin April.
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CENTURY Optronic inc to provide support for fujinon lenses during canada’s summer sports bonanza
Service partner for FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division specializes in lenses and battery supplies for broadcast
Century Optronic, the Canadian-based service partner for the Optical Devices Divisionof FUJIFILM North America Corporation, will provide technical support for FUJINON lenses during the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Pan Am Games, and the Para Pan Am Games. Based in Markham, Ontario, Century Optronicspecializes in the sales and service of lenses and battery supplies for broadcast television production.
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Cut+Run's Akiko Iwakawa Edits New Curious And Sublime Music
News: Cut+Run's Akiko Iwakawa Edits New Curious And Sublime MusicShave Forth: Cut+Run's Akiko Iwakawa edited the new curious and sublime music video for Gillette BODY via agency GREY. Directed by Hiro Murai, known for his penchant for absurdist visual spectaculars for the likes of St. Vincent, the piece is set to an EDM track created exclusively for the project by DJs From Mars and Dr Lecktroluv. The film, concepted by the original thinkers at GREY, is all about the confidence -- Busby Berkley style confidence with male synchronized swimmers -- that comes with the use of the first razor built specifically for the terrain of a man’s form.
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MAXON Cinema 4D VFX and Animation Artistry on Avengers: Age of Ultron
Cantina Creative and Territory Studio’s Fictional UI Designs Leverage Powerful 3D Toolset For Enhanced Visual Realism and Complexity
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced that preeminent creative, design and visual effects studios – Los Angeles-based Cantina Creative and London-based Territory Studio – leveraged its cornerstone 3D software solution, Cinema 4D, as a pivotal digital content creation tool to create numerous visual effects to advance story point elements that appear throughout Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron superhero film sequel.
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Art Directors Guild Gallery Opening Featurs "SCANDAL" Production Designer

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Re-Recording Mixers Steve Pederson and Daniel J. Leahy Join Sony
News: Re-Recording Mixers Steve Pederson and Daniel J. Leahy Join SonyRe-Recording Mixers Steve Pederson and Daniel J. Leahy Join Sony Pictures Post Production Services
Continuing to grow its sound department, Sony Pictures Post Production Services has added award-winning re-recording mixers Steve Pederson and Daniel J. Leahy to its creative staff. Pederson and Leahy have worked as a team on a number of motion picture projects, including the Antoine Fuqua film The Equalizer, which, as independents, they mixed on Sony Pictures’ Cary Grant Stage last year. They are currently mixing Fuqua’s latest film, Southpaw on the Sony lot. Upcoming projects include HBO’s True Detective and Fuqua’s remake of The Magnificent Seven.
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Deluxe to Offer Virtual Reality Services
News: Deluxe to Offer Virtual Reality ServicesFirst Project, “Neuro” for GE, Created in Partnership with Kite & Lightning Revealed atu E3 2015
Deluxe Entertainment Services Inc. (Deluxe), the world's leading digital services company, today announced a new slate of technology and services to develop content for immersive entertainment and virtual reality experiences. Coinciding with this announcement, Deluxe has recently completed work on "Neuro," developed with creative VR studio Kite & Lightning for GE, debuting today at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles, Calif.
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Luminair 3 released for iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch
News: Luminair 3 released for iPad, iPhone and Apple WatchSynthe FX have announced the immediate availability of Luminair 3 for iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch. Luminair is a professional-grade lighting control app that gives lighting designers, creative professionals, and other enthusiasts advanced wireless control over DMX lights, as well as the next generation of "Smart" lights like Philips Hue. The app utilizes open standards to send lighting control commands Art-Net or sACN E1.31 compliant lighting equipment from any manufacturer.
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Blackmagic Design InfoComm news - TourGigs and Mob Museum
Blackmagic Design today announced that Austin, TX based concert film technology company TourGigs used Blackmagic Design’s ATEM switchers, HyperDeck Studio recorders and Mini Converters to provide IMAG and to record all of the acts for archiving at this year’s Shaky Knees and Shaky Boots music festivals in Atlanta, GA.
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Adobe Unveils Milestone 2015 Creative Cloud Release
Unprecedented Innovation and Integration Across Creative Cloud Desktop and Mobile Apps; New Adobe Stock Service Debuts
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today launched a milestone release of its flagship Adobe Creative Cloud tools and services. The 2015 release of Creative Cloud includes major updates to Adobe’s industry-defining desktop tools, including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC and InDesign CC; as well as new connected mobile apps for iOS and Android.
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Christie Is Shanghai Film Festival Digital Projection Partner
News: Christie Is Shanghai Film Festival Digital Projection PartnerChristie®, a world leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual displays, is proud to serve as the exclusive digital projection partner for the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) for the seventh consecutive year.
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Vimond Kicks Off Strategic Collaboration With Nordisk Film Across All Nordic Markets
News: Vimond Kicks Off Strategic Collaboration With Nordisk Film Across All Nordic MarketsFirst two OTT-TV Services launched with more to come in the future
Vimond Media Solutions announced today a strategic collaboration with Nordisk Film. As part of the multi-region, multi-year frame agreement, Vimond will provide an end-to-end managed cloud OTT-TV and video streaming service for Nordisk Film brands such as minbio.dk (also known as www.minkino.com) and the newly-launched Dansk Film Skat (http://www.danskfilmskat.dk/).
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Rascal Films Welcomes Cannes Award Winning Director Jonathan Pearson to Roster
News: Rascal Films Welcomes Cannes Award Winning Director Jonathan Pearson to RosterRascal Films is excited to announce the signing of award-winning director Jonathan Pearson for exclusive North American representation. This year, Pearson has been overwhelmingly decorated for his work for The Pilion Trust campaign “F**k The Poor” garnering multiple awards at Cannes, Clios, D&AD, the One Show, BTAA and Creative Circle.
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Fueld Films Unveils Award-Winning, Multitalented Director Roster; Extends Creative Reach With Talent And Second Office
News: Fueld Films Unveils Award-Winning, Multitalented Director Roster; Extends Creative Reach With Talent And Second OfficeCompany’s unique model sources exceptional directors, editors, vetted crew, and post talent to support execution of each project
Austin-based Fueld Films, known for producing national caliber commercials in regional markets, has boldly expanded its creative resources with a dedicated roster of directing talent from strategic markets throughout North America. The development of the Fueld roster is an evolution of the company’s unique model, whereby the company’s crack producing team sources exceptional directors, editors, vetted crew, and post talent to support the execution of each project at the highest level.
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ArsenalCreative Launches in Santa Monica
News: ArsenalCreative Launches in Santa MonicaOn the heels of their breakout project “Prime Musical” for Amazon, ArsenalFX Founder Mark Leiss launches Santa Monica, California-based content creation studio ArsenalCreative alongside ECD Kaan Atilla and EP Cortney Haile. ArsenalCreative, specializes in design, branding, animation, and visual effects for the commercial and entertainment industries.
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NiTRo Builds Shibuya 4K Post House With DaVinci Resolve, Teranex Express and MultiView 16
NiTRo SHIBUYA opened this April with four edit suites, two sound mixing studios, a machine room with space for ingesting and exporting materials and ten offline edit rooms
Blackmagic Design announced today that Nittere Technical Resources, aka NiTRo, a comprehensive production company affiliated with Nippon TV, has built a new 4K post production facility in Shibuya which includes DaVinci Resolve, Blackmagic MultiView 16’s and a number of other Blackmagic Design 4K broadcast products.
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Method Studios Demolishes Downtown LA in "San Andreas"
News: Method Studios Demolishes Downtown LA in "San Andreas"90 Method artists complete 247 complex visual effects shots including Los Angeles earthquake
The action thriller "San Andreas," now in theaters, is packed with catastrophic destruction, achieved in part through 247 complex visual effects shots executed by Method Studios facilities. As one of the main visual effects vendors on the film, Method was responsible for the entire downtown Los Angeles sequence, in which an earthquake decimates the city, and also contributed to the San Francisco sequence.
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FotoKem Makes Significant Commitment to New High-Resolution
Major Los Angeles Post-Production House Embraces Avid Everywhere, Becoming First to Purchase Avid Artist | DNxIO Interfaces for Fast and Efficient High-Resolution Content Production
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th1ng Signs Stockholm Directorial Collective Happycamper for US Representation
News: th1ng Signs Stockholm Directorial Collective Happycamper for US RepresentationGlobally Respected Motion Designers and Directors to Bring Rogue Creative Style Stateside
Production collective th1ng Group (pronounced ‘thing one’) announced today it signed award-winning Stockholm-based directorial group, Happycamper for U.S. Representation.
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iPi Soft Partners With Acting/Filmmaking Education Resource The Mocap Vaults
News: iPi Soft Partners With Acting/Filmmaking Education Resource The Mocap VaultsLive Workshops Teach Actors, Producers, Directors and Animators the Art of Emerging Motion Capture Technology Using Leading Markerless Mocap Developer’s Tools
Recognizing the growing need for today’s professional actors, directors and producers to learn the unique challenges behind working with motion capture technology, iPi Soft, makers of the leading markerless motion capture technology iPi Motion Capture, has partnered with The Mocap Vaults,an educational resource that offers both online tutorials and live workshops in Los Angeles, Canada, London, and other European cities.
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SGO's Mistika Air Packs a Powerful Punch at SMPTE15
News: SGO's Mistika Air Packs a Powerful Punch at SMPTE15Mistika Air takes Broadcast Creativity and Workflow to new Heights at SMPTE15 14 – 17 July 2015 – BOOTH D4 - HORDERN PAVILION, MOORE PARK, SYDNEY
SGO’s Asia Pacific Reseller Partner, Mojo Media Solutions features the innovative Mistika Air post production system in Australia at next month’s SMPTE15 exhibition [Booth D4], being held from 14 - 17 July at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney's Moore Park.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G - Quad SDI
News: Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G - Quad SDIBlackmagic Design CEO Grant Petty: “DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G is our most advanced PCIe capture and playback card for high end digital cinema users.”
Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G - Quad SDI, a new mezzanine card that lets customers connect older Ultra HD and 4K equipment that use quad link 3G-SDI connections to their computer through their existing DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G video capture and playback card. The DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G - Quad SDI mezzanine card is available now for US$75 from Blackmagic Design re-sellers worldwide.
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KUNG FURY - the making of one renegade cop's quest for justice
The creation of Kung Fury – one renegade cop’s righteous quest to uphold law and order
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Richard Crudo Re-Elected ASC President
News: Richard Crudo Re-Elected ASC PresidentAmerican Society of Cinematographers Re-elects Officers
The Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has re-elected its slate of officers for another term. Continuing to serve in their roles will be Richard Crudo as president; Owen Roizman, Kees Van Oostrum and Lowell Peterson as vice presidents; Matthew Leonetti as treasurer; Fred Goodich as secretary; and Isidore Mankofsky as sergeant-at-arms.
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18th Annual Brooklyn Film Festival Wraps, Announces Winners
Wildlike, Sweaty Betty, Funny Bunny, Frame By Frame and But Not For Me Nab Multiple Awards
The 18th annual Brooklyn Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday with a gala evening at new BFF venue, the Wythe Hotel, handing out a total of $50,000 in products and film services. A grand time was had for all, with filmmakers, guests and staff celebrating into the night.
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Veterans in Film and Television Launches Production Assistant Workshop at Sony Studios, Los Angeles
A bigger commitment taken towards supporting veterans in entertainment through VFT’s launch of the Production Assistant Workshop, June 15 – 16, 2015 at Sony Studios, Los Angeles
Veterans in Film and Television stepped up their commitment to ensuring that veterans get back to work in the entertainment industry by providing formal training for aspiring production assistants. This two-day workshop taught by notable industry names, such as Erin Gray, will formally train and prepare all participants of the program to become candidates for gainful employment as Production Assistants.
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News: Sound Devices Appoints Jennifer Conlin to Director of Marketing Communications
News: News: Sound Devices Appoints Jennifer Conlin to Director of Marketing CommunicationsCompany Veterans Paul Isaacs and Ed Capp also Step into New Roles
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for television, film and live production, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Conlin to Director of Marketing Communications. Additionally, the company has promoted Paul Isaacs to Director of Product Management and Design and Ed Capp to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
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SMPTE Partners With FKTG to Make SMPTE Forum 2015 in Berlin a Success
The Society's Second Forum Event in Europe Draws Experts and Executives to Discuss Issues and Opportunities Presented by Internet-Based Content Delivery
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, partnered with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), in collaboration with the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, to hold the SMPTE Forum 2015, "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective," in Berlin. Hosted 7-8 May by the Fraunhofer Institute, the event attracted industry leaders for discussion and debate about the evolution and future of internet-based media delivery and consumption across Europe.
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Art Directors Guild Features Artwork from "Scandal" Production Designer
News: Art Directors Guild Features Artwork from "Scandal" Production DesignerThe The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) announced today that Production Designer Corey Kaplan (Scandal), Oscar®-winning Production Designer Gene Allen (My Fair Lady) and Scenic Artist Stasys Pinkus (82nd Academy Awards) will have their artwork featured in Gallery 800's annual exhibit Three Artists You Should Know. Running from June 20 – July 25, the exhibit’s opening reception will take place on Saturday, June 20 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. The hosted reception will feature live music, hosted bar and appetizers.
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ARRI Brasil to Open in São Paulo, Q3 2015
Subsidiary in São Paulo, Brazil will open in the third quarter of 2015 to service and maintain all ARRI camera products
ARRI is excited to announce the initial phase of its camera service support for Latin America. The firm will open a subsidiary in São Paulo, Brazil in the third quarter of 2015 to service and maintain all ARRI camera products. ARRI Brasil, centrally located on Avenida Ibirapuera in Moema, São Paulo, will offer complete support for the full range of ARRI cameras and camera accessories The office will function as a full camera service facility servicing all camera models, including ALEXA, ALEXA XT, and the AMIRA, ALEXA SXT and ALEXA Mini cameras offering the new 4K recording modes. Plans are to provide camera maintenance, software upgrades, warranty and non-warranty repairs, as well as training and support for all camera products and camera accessories.
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"The Jinx," Groundbreaking Documentary from Andrew Jarecki and and Marc Smerling Finished at Technicolor PostWorks
News: "The Jinx," Groundbreaking Documentary from Andrew Jarecki and and Marc Smerling Finished at Technicolor PostWorksSean R. Smith leads a three-month post-production effort to finish the acclaimed six-part series.
Andrew Jarecki’s engrossing documentary series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst explores the murky world of a real estate magnate suspected of three murders. Post-production finishing for the series, airing in six parts on HBO, was completed at Technicolor PostWorks New York. Sean R. Smith served as finishing editor and colorist, working in collaboration with Jarecki, writer/producer/director of photography Marc Smerling and post-production supervisor Susan Lazarus to bring the series to its final form and look.
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Pogo Pictures Signs Director Sean Mullens
Pogo Pictures has welcomed Director Sean Mullens to the company’s talent roster. Mullens brings to the company a keen comedic sensibility and a seasoned collaborative spirit. He joins a Directorial roster, which includes company owner Steve Colby and Ryan Smith. Pogo Pictures represents Mullens on the east coast and in Texas.
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Japanese Series “Yokokuhan” Uses Pocket Cinema Cameras and DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, DaVinci Resolve and an ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio switcher were used in the production of “Yokokuhan,” a new Japanese drama television series and film which will be aired on TV and shown in theaters this June.
Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, DaVinci Resolve and an ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio switcher were used in the production of “Yokokuhan,” a new Japanese drama television series and film which will be aired on TV and shown in theaters this June.
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Company 3 Uses DaVinci Resolve for "Tomorrowland" in D-Cinema and Dolby Vision
Company 3’s Stephen Nakamura using DaVinci Resolve colors the first title to be released in Dolby Vision™
Blackmagic Design today announced that grading for Disney’s epic science fiction movie “Tomorrowland” was completed by Company 3’s Stephen Nakamura using DaVinci Resolve. As “Tomorrowland” is the first title to be released in Dolby Vision™, Nakamura also used DaVinci Resolve to create a pass for the new Dolby Vision projection system.
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Association of Independent Commercial Producers Show Winners Announced
News: Association of Independent Commercial Producers Show Winners AnnouncedThe AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial premiered tonight at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, closing out AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image, which also included the debut of the AICP Next Awards at the NYU Skirball Center, and the AICP Week Base Camp. Two thousand members of the advertising, marketing and production industries attended the debut of the AICP Show.
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Carbon 3D : A RealFlow Case Study
a viscous fluid elegantly interacting with intricately detailed ‘buckyball’ geometry, the challenge was intense.a viscous fluid elegantly interacting with intricately detailed ‘buckyball’ geometry, the challenge was intense.
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Media 100 Announces Yosemite Support, New $99 Pricing
Fast, Professional, Easy-to-Use Video Editing for Mac OS X. Try it Free for 60 Days.
Boris FX™, the leading developer of visual effects and post-production solutions for film and video, and MacVideo Promo, a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for Mac video editors, announces Media 100 Suite Version 2.1.6 - fast, professional, and easy-to-use video editing software for Mac OS X. The v2.1.6 release adds support for Mac OS X 10.10 (“Yosemite”) and is available at a new breakthrough price of $99 USD.
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Kodak Celebrates 50th Birthday of Super 8 Format at Cine Gear Expo
News: Kodak Celebrates 50th Birthday of Super 8 Format at Cine Gear ExpoStop By to Shoot Film and Enter to Win Super 8 Production Package
Kodak will celebrate the 50th birthday of the Super 8 format at Cine Gear Expo, which takes place June 5-6 on the Paramount Lot in Hollywood. Activities in Kodak’s area (#XO 102) include Stop By Shoot Film sessions with Pro8mm, a preview of the new Logmar Super 8 camera, and an opportunity to win a Super 8 production package.
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Lights, Cameras and Action Tools at Cine Gear Expo
Lights, cameras and action is the name of the game at this year’s Cine Gear Expo, opening Friday, June 5, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California. Each year the world’s top motion picture, video and new media community gather to see and compare notes on the latest trends and technology on the famous Paramount backlot. It’s the chance for hundreds of equipment vendors to show new innovations to the filmmaking community.
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Go behind the Scenes on The Hateful Eight at Cine Gear
News: Go behind the Scenes on The Hateful Eight at Cine GearSee Test Footage Shot and Projected in Ultra Panavision 70
Panavision will showcase test footage from Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, shot by Robert Richardson, ASC in Ultra Panavision 70 at Cine Gear Expo on Saturday, June 6, at 11:30 a.m. The footage will be projected in 70 mm anamorphic film at the Paramount Theater. Giving attendees a look behind the scenes of this highly anticipated Western will be Dan Sasaki, Panavision’s VP of Optical Engineering, who will explain the adaptations and innovations required to shoot in Ultra Panavision 70 in 2015. Journalist David Heuring will moderate the discussion.
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FEATURE FILM ‘ENEMY ALIENS’ IS A HISTORICAL DRAMA BASED ON ACTUAL EVENTS THAT OCCURRED IN BANFF NATIONAL PARK INTERNMENT CAMPS DURING WW1.
News: FEATURE FILM ‘ENEMY ALIENS’ IS A HISTORICAL DRAMA BASED ON ACTUAL EVENTS THAT OCCURRED IN BANFF NATIONAL PARK INTERNMENT CAMPS DURING WW1.FEATURE FILM ‘ENEMY ALIENS’ IS A HISTORICAL DRAMA BASED ON ACTUAL EVENTS that OCCURRED in Banff National Park Internment Camps DURING WW1.
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Latest ARRI Press Release: ARRI at Cannes 2015
News: Latest ARRI Press Release: ARRI at Cannes 2015A wonderfully successful festival again for ARRI in Cannes, with almost 60% of feature films from all selections being shot with ARRI equipment and more than 40% captured with the ARRI ALEXA and ARRI cine lenses. Overall, more than half of the festival’s films that were shot digitally used ALEXA as their main camera, showing that ARRI remains the pre-eminent technology leader, setting a gold standard for the rest of the industry.
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AICP Next Awards Announced
News: AICP Next Awards AnnouncedThe AICP Next Awards Premiere At The NYU Skirball Center
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Sony Pictures Entertainment Completes 4K Restoration of "1776"
News: Sony Pictures Entertainment Completes 4K Restoration of "1776"New Blu-ray Director’s Cut of classic musical includes never before-seen material
Columbia Pictures’ exuberant 1972 film adaptation of the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical is now available on Blu-ray, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, in the form of a spectacular 4K digital restoration. Prepared under the guidance of Director Peter H. Hunt and Sony Pictures Entertainment Executive Vice President of Asset Management, Film Restoration & Digital Mastering Grover Crisp, the new Director’s Cut restores the film to its original visual splendor and includes newly-discovered material, never before seen by the public. It also features a newly-restored and remixed 5.1 soundtrack. The newly restored 1776 made its world premiere screening March 28 at the TCM Classic Film Festival and is being released theatrically through Sony Pictures Repertory.
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Latest ARRI Press Release: Lifetime Technical Achievement Award
Gear Expo to Present ARRI with Lifetime Technical Achievement Award
ARRI will be honored for its role in advancing the art and craft of filmmaking with the Cine Gear Expo 2015 Lifetime Technical Achievement Award on June 5 in a ceremony at Paramount Studios Hollywood. The distinction recognizes ARRI’s dedication to advancing motion picture technology over its 98-year history. ARRI Inc. President and CEO Glenn Kennel will accept the award.
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FuseFX Works Its Witchcraft on WGN America's "Salem"
News: FuseFX Works Its Witchcraft on WGN America's "Salem"Studio sets witches on fire, creates a river of ooze and much more for second season of the hit series
Burbank-headquartered FuseFX has been providing visual effects for “Salem” since the drama about witches in colonial Massachusetts made its debut last year as WGN America’s first original series. Currently in the midst of the show’s 13-episode second season, the studio’s team of artists are hard at work, helping to conjure a 17th century world riven with black magic, intrigue and strife. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.
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Kaboom Productions Proudly Welcomes Director Carolyn Corben For US Representation
News: Kaboom Productions Proudly Welcomes Director Carolyn Corben For US Representationcorben’s work is beautiful and distinctive, often punctuated with choreographed action, striking fashion, and joyful visual narratives
kaboom productions is thrilled to announce the signing of director carolyn corben for exclusive US representation. corben’s work is beautiful and distinctive, often punctuated with choreographed action, striking fashion, and joyful visual narratives. Her creativity is evident in commercials for brand names such as Gordon’s Gin, Honda, Skittles, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Swatch, and Head & Shoulders. She has also directed lush and original music videos for noted artists including Sir Elton John, George Michael, The Scissor Sisters, Shirley Bassey, and Siouxsie Sioux. View a selection of projects here: http://kaboomproductions.com/directors/carolyn-corben/
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Asia Pacific Media Companies Adopt Aspera High-Speed Transfer
IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced that three Hong Kong-based media companies, Encore Inflight, Interface Video Production Ltd and Yapku have selected high-speed transfer software from Aspera, an IBM company to speed the worldwide exchange of large video files with content producers, partners and clients.
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KUNG FURY - the making of one renegade cop's quest for justice
The creation of Kung Fury – one renegade cop’s righteous quest to uphold law and order
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Sugar's acclaimed long-running "Signs" campaign keeps it real for H-E-B
Sugar Film Production Taps Far Flung locations such as Alaska, Napa Valley, Columbia and Chile For Oft-Imitated Campaign out of The Richards Group
Dallas/Santa Monica-basedSugar Film Production travels to the ends of the earth for the long-running H-E-B “Signs” real people campaign, most recently in Santiago, Chile for director Chris Smith’s new :30, “Chilean Wine.” As with all spots in the award-winning campaign, “Chilean Wine” goes to the source, introducing viewers to the real people, farmers and breathtaking vineyard locations behind the high quality wine offered at H-E-B. From the ranches of Texas to the Pacific Northwest to Alaska, Chile and Columbia, Sugar’s cinematic journey on “Signs” spans over five years and 20 commercials, each spot capturing a piece of the H-E-B story in a cinematic, docu-style manner.
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Digital Juice Lifetime Membership Subscription Service Launches Today
News:Digital Juice Lifetime Membership Subscription Service Launches TodayComplete access to the Digital Juice library by joining as a Lifetime Member for a one-time fee
Today, Digital Juice announced the official opening of its much anticipated royalty-free creative content subscription service. This service gives filmmakers, motion graphics artists and graphic designers access to download anything in its huge library -- absolutely free! Members have unprecedented access to the the world’s largest privately owned library of high-quality royalty-free animations, still graphics, stock footage, sound effects, production music and project templates for a groundbreaking one-time low price.
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"Hibi Rock" Shot on Blackmagic Cameras and Graded Using DaVinci Resolve
Japanese feature shot on Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Cameras, graded with DaVinci Re
Blackmagic Design today announced the new Japanese feature film "Hibi Rock" was shot on Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Cameras, as well as was graded using DaVinci Resolve. The film was recently released in Japan and to DVD this June.
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Cinesite Cranks Up The Danger For San Andreas
News: Cinesite Cranks Up The Danger For San AndreasCinesite’s work completed at its Montréal and London Studios, overseen by VFX Supervisor Holger Voss
Cinesite delivered a major visual effects sequence for the Warner Bros. production San Andreas, which releases in the US and UK May 29, 2015.
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STORY Adds Director Rich Michell
News: STORY Adds Director Rich MichellDirector/Director of Photography joins STORY for national representation in advertising
Director/Director of Photography Rich Michell has joined STORY for national representation in advertising. A versatile talent, Michell combines storytelling skill with deep experience in product and tabletop cinematography. His credits include such diverse brands as 3M/Scotch, General Mills, Target, Subway, UnitedHealthCare and Wendy’s.
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Director Stephen Pearson Brings Comedy Advertising Skills to
News: Director Stephen Pearson Brings Comedy Advertising Skills toDirector Stephen Pearson Brings Comedy Advertising Skills to Accomplice Media
Accomplice Media has signed director Stephen Pearson for exclusive representation in the United States. A one-time advertising agency creative, Pearson has built a strong portfolio as a commercial director, primarily consisting of performance- and character-driven comedy. He has directed projects for agencies across the U.S. and in international markets for such brands as Burger King, Microsoft, H&R Block, Miller, Travel Channel, Domino’s, McDonald’s, Southwest Airlines, Evinrude, Lowe’s, Yoplait, Coors Light, Molson and Tetley.
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Sugar's acclaimed long-running "Signs" campaign keeps it real
News: Sugar's acclaimed long-running "Signs" campaign keeps it realSugar Film Production Taps Far Flung locations such as Alaska, Napa Valley, Columbia and Chile For Oft-Imitated Campaign out of The Richards Group
Dallas/Santa Monica-basedSugar Film Production travels to the ends of the earth for the long-running H-E-B “Signs” real people campaign, most recently in Santiago, Chile for director Chris Smith’s new :30, “Chilean Wine.” As with all spots in the award-winning campaign, “Chilean Wine” goes to the source, introducing viewers to the real people, farmers and breathtaking vineyard locations behind the high quality wine offered at H-E-B. From the ranches of Texas to the Pacific Northwest to Alaska, Chile and Columbia, Sugar’s cinematic journey on “Signs” spans over five years and 20 commercials, each spot capturing a piece of the H-E-B story in a cinematic, docu-style manner.
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Hula Post Production Teams with Editor Craig Alpert for Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Entertainment’s “Pitch Perfect 2”
News: Hula Post Production Teams with Editor Craig Alpert for Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Entertainment’s “Pitch Perfect 2”Supplies editorial systems to Alpert and his crew in Louisiana and California.
Hula Post Production provided editorial systems and support to editor Craig Alpert and his crew for Pitch Perfect 2, the blockbuster new musical comedy from Universal Pictures, currently in theaters. Hula set up Avid workflows in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where the movie was shot, and in Los Angeles where post production was completed.
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Panavision Unveils New Version of Panascout App
News: Panavision Unveils New Version of Panascout AppRevamped Interface Offers Enhanced User Experience; Now Available on Android and Windows
Panavision has released a new and groundbreaking version of its popular PANASCOUT application. Adopted by industry professionals as an essential creative tool during preproduction, PANASCOUT was the first application to allow capturing and sharing of images encoded with the crucial metadata needed on location scouts. PANASCOUT is available for free on all mobile devices running iOS, Android and Windows platforms. A wide range of intuitive functions and a redesigned user interface make it even easier to record and share images and information with the entire creative team. PANASCOUT now offers video capture in PANAFRAME, a framing overlay that displays a choice of aspect ratios from true widescreen 2.40 (Anamorphic), to 1.85 (Super 35mm), 1.78 (16:9 HD), and 1.33 (4:3), and custom. Metadata automatically incorporates date/time, file name, focal length, aspect ratio, and any notes added by the user, which can be saved to a folder or the device’s library. A “Map it” button allows photos to be plotted on a map identifying the exact location where they were taken. Additionally, by clicking the “P” button, users can find contact information for the closest Panavision office anywhere in the world.
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Director/Cinematographer TJ Derry Adopts AJA CION for Commercial Production
News: Director/Cinematographer TJ Derry Adopts AJA CION for Commercial ProductionIn a new spot directed by Toronto-based director and cinematographer TJ Derry, an elaborate photosynthesis experiment proves that Scotts EZ Seed fertilizer helps grass grow almost anywhere, including a basement. Shot on CION at 4K in ProRes 444, with time-lapse footage captured on multiple Canon DSLRs, the spot showcases the beautiful cinematic images from the CION camera on a low light set.
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Roland Garros Installs Blackmagic Design MultiView 16 for French Open
Purpose built 3.2 meter by 1.3 meter video wall provides a complete coverage
Blackmagic Design today announced that the Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT) video production team will monitor all of the action at this year’s French Open using eight Blackmagic MultiView 16s. The purpose built 3.2 meter by 1.3 meter video wall provides a complete preview of all the action as it happens at Le Stade Roland Garros, Paris’ international tennis venue.
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"Avengers: Age of Ultron" Stunt Sequences Shot on Blackmagic
News: "Avengers: Age of Ultron" Stunt Sequences Shot on BlackmagicUltron cinematographer Ben Davis : "It was all about the latitude and the size."
(Fremont, CA--May 28, 2015) Blackmagic Design today announced that Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” 2nd Unit shot extensively on the Pocket Cinema Camera. Joss Whedon’s highly anticipated sequel to “Marvel’s The Avengers” was lensed by cinematographer Ben Davis (“Guardians of the Galaxy”).
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Tribe Pictures Names Michael Chomet Sr. VP and CD, Opens NY Office...
News: Tribe Pictures Names Michael Chomet Sr. VP and CD, Opens NY Office...Tribe Pictures has planted its flag on the other side of the Hudson, officially opening an office in New York City and naming the Emmy Award-winning creative talent Michael Chomet to lead its operation there. Chomet, who assumes the new position of Senior Vice President and Creative Director at Tribe, joins from Spark Productions, where he was Executive Producer and Creative Director. Chomet’s appointment was announced by Vern Oakley, CEO and Founder of Tribe Pictures.
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Hollywood's Flash Film Works Completes VFX for "The Librarians"
Dozens of extensive VFX shots for each episode of hit TNT weekly TV series
Blackmagic Design today announced that Flash Film Works uses Fusion Studio on TNT’s new hit show “The Librarians,” including dozens of extensive VFX shots for each of the television show’s weekly episodes.
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Avid Everywhere(TM) Powers Cannes Film Festival
World Renowned Event Relies on Avid Workflow Solutions to Broadcast Global Coverage
Avid(R) (Nasdaq:AVID) has announced today that its solutions will be used to power the post-production of this year's Cannes Film Festival.
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The Perfect Pitch Earns Nice Shoes Creative Studio Titles on Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Entertainment's Pitch Perfect 2
News: The Perfect Pitch Earns Nice Shoes Creative Studio Titles on Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Entertainment's Pitch Perfect 2Nice Shoes Creative Director James Coulson and CG Supervisor Steve Parish earned director/producer Elizabeth Banks’ nod for Pitch Perfect 2
Pitch Perfect 2, Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Entertainment’s hit comedy currently in theaters, features opening and end titles crafted by Nice Shoes Creative Studio, it was announced today. Nice Shoes Creative Director James Coulson and CG Supervisor Steve Parish earned director/producer Elizabeth Banks’ nod with a wicked sense of humor and an inventive approach utilizing light drawing to beautifully illustrate humorous and risqué moments from the film.
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Art Directors Guild Presents "An American in Paris" Film
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque will present a screening of the Academy Award®-winning classic musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951), starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron and showcasing Oscar®-winning Concept Artist/Costume Designer Irene Sharaff, Art Director E. Preston Ames and MGM’s Supervising Art Director Cedric Gibbons, on Sunday, May 31 at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood). This will be the ADG Film Society’s second program of the 2015 “Confessions of a Production Designer” Series, sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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Congratulations to Cannes Films Completed with Blackmagic Design¹s DaVinci Resolve
More than 20 films graded with DaVinci Resolve, others shot using Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design would like to congratulate the films at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival that were shot on Blackmagic Design digital film cameras and finished using DaVinci Resolve.
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Prism Sound’s Titan Delights Anti Motion Studios
News: Prism Sound’s Titan Delights Anti Motion StudiosThe Johannesburg facility's Titan Audio Interface now plays a central role in its success
Anti Motion Studios, located in the Highlands North area of Johannesburg, is owned and run by David Grevler, whose production, recording and mixing work has seen him nominated for SAMA and MK awards.
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Heresy Director Paul Coy Allen Pits Revelry vs. Hockey Heroes
News: Heresy Director Paul Coy Allen Pits Revelry vs. Hockey HeroesVenice, CA-based creative studio Heresy director Paul Coy Allen enlists hockey heroes Wayne Gretzky and Pavel Bure to put the dedication of fans to the test in the new “Hockey Legends” for Bud Russia. The spot features a hidden camera stakeout at a dive bar where Russian and U.S. fans are enthusiastically watching a hockey finals game. Gretzy and Bure watch from behind the scenes and make their surprise entrance into the bar where tensions are beginning to grow between the opposing fans. The rivals on the ice—and friends off the ice—challenge a duo of fans to a game of table hockey, uniting the contesting fans to cheer for the lighthearted match and even have a beer together in the end.
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Greencard Pictures Welcomes Alexander Engel to Directorial Roster
News: Greencard Pictures Welcomes Alexander Engel to Directorial RosterEngel will focus on creating long-form narrative features with Greencard.
Manhattan-based independent production studio Greencard is thrilled to welcome Alexander Engel to their roster of talented directors. Engel will focus on creating long-form narrative features with Greencard.
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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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