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Rapidly growing post house adds Baselight grading suite for new BBC broadcast project, Can’t Touch This
News: Rapidly growing post house adds Baselight grading suite for new BBC broadcast project, Can’t Touch ThisBelfast, in Northern Ireland, doesn’t have a great history in post-production. But Ka-boom, which started in 2010 as an audio facility, the specialisation of co-founder Will McConnell, quickly grew to fill the void in a city which is now rapidly becoming a major production centre.
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Valley Baptist Church Relies on FOR-A in Major Facility HD Upgrade
News: Valley Baptist Church Relies on FOR-A in Major Facility HD UpgradeChurch’s million-dollar control room upgrade was completed in under a week
Bakersfield, C.A.-based Valley Baptist Church built their SDI digital facility in 2005 when an HD control room wasn’t an affordable option. Last year around the tenth anniversary of its video production facility, the church decided it was time for an upgrade. Valley Baptist worked with systems integrator Technical Innovation’s Blue Hat Design to complete the church’s major million-dollar control room transition to HD in just six days. A major component of the upgrade was a FOR-A video production package that included: the HVS-2000 switcher, MV-4200 multi-viewer, FA-505 multi-channel signal processor, MFR-5000 routing switcher and LTS-60 media archiving server.
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The Foundry Solves Virtual Reality Content Creation Challenges With New CARA VR Toolset
New tools enable creation of high-quality 360° video content
Leading creative software developer The Foundry has today announced the launch of its highly anticipated VR toolset. CARA VR is a new plug-in designed to work within the industry-leading NUKE environment to enable the creation of high-quality virtual reality content.
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Autodesk Releases Latest Versions of Creative Finishing and 3D Animation Offerings
New Tools and Improvements Deliver Innovation, Productivity and Efficiency
At NAB 2016, Autodesk, Inc. announced the latest versions of its flexible, subscription-based visual effects, post and 3D animation software, including Autodesk Flame Family 2017, Maya 2016 extension 2 and 3ds Max 2017. Designed to empower creatives, each release includes an array of new features and enhancements to help studios and artists manage modern workflow demands.
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ftrack announces integration with Adobe Creative Cloud Video Tools
News: ftrack announces integration with Adobe Creative Cloud Video ToolsAdobe® Photoshop® CC available now, with Adobe® After Effects® CC and Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC coming soon
ftrack’s project management platform is to include support for a selection of Adobe® Creative Cloud® products. This connectivity between ftrack and Adobe will offer a newly streamlined user experience for creatives.
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Bluefish444 Showcases Complete VR Workflow at NAB 2016
360 Video SDI Camera Recording to VR Post Production Workflows with Bluefish444
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced it has brought together some of the industry's best VR tools from camera right through to VR headset.
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Baselight Ka-booms in Belfast for new BBC broadcast project
News: Baselight Ka-booms in Belfast for new BBC broadcast projectBelfast, in Northern Ireland, doesn’t have a great history in post-production. But Ka-boom, which started in 2010 as an audio facility, the specialisation of co-founder Will McConnell, quickly grew to fill the void in a city which is now rapidly becoming a major production centre.
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Wildchild Edits Visually Poetic Spot for DOVE(R) Fruit & Nut
News: Wildchild Edits Visually Poetic Spot for DOVE(R) Fruit & NutDOVE® Chocolate recently launched a new campaign in support of its Fruit & Nut product. The spot (:60 and :30), was created by BBDO New York and edited by Richard Cooperman of Wildchild.
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Accomplished International 3D and VFX Artist Christina d'Orthez Joins Flavor Chicago as Producer
The leaders from creative production studio Flavor are very proud to announce the addition of Christina d'Orthez to their Chicago staff in the position of producer. The announcement was made by executive producer Neal Cohen.
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Baselight Ka-booms in Belfast for new BBC broadcast project
News: Baselight Ka-booms in Belfast for new BBC broadcast projectBelfast production and post-production facility Ka-boom has installed a Baselight ONE grading suite with Slate control panel to add to its existing Baselight for Avid plugins. Initial grading projects for movies and documentaries led to Ka-boom winning the finish on a major new BBC entertainment show, Can’t Touch This, which called for all the efficiencies as well as the creative power of Baselight and its interaction with Baselight for Avid.
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The Mill Expands Remote Color Grading Network to San Francisco
The Mill announces the continued expansion of its award-winning color grading services to San Francisco, welcoming creative shop Misfit as its newest virtual outpost.
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Serving a goddess – how Glassworks helped Nike launch a legend
News: Serving a goddess – how Glassworks helped Nike launch a legendSo potent is Nike’s status as a giant of street fashion, it can prove easy to forget just how technical the company’s broad range of sports footwear is.
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Custom Consoles MediaPost and EditOne Take Centre Stage at CABSAT 2016
News: Custom Consoles MediaPost and EditOne Take Centre Stage at CABSAT 2016Control room furniture specialist Custom Consoles reports an outstandingly busy and very successful CABSAT 2016, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre March 8-10.
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PUMA-Red Bull F1 Racing Campaign – Rebel @ Outsider go to David Cox for Expertise
News: PUMA-Red Bull F1 Racing Campaign – Rebel @ Outsider go to David Cox for ExpertiseRebel @ Outsider go to David Cox for Expertise
A stunning new campaign launches the branding partnership between Global Sports Brand PUMA and Red Bull Racing Formula One Team in preparation for the upcoming Formula One 2016 Season. The commercial was created by Rebel @ Outsider, produced by Omelihu "Mel" Nwanguma and directed by Max Fisher for Tim Stedman at PUMA.
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Incendio’s Luis Silva Colors Gymkhana Eight for Hoonigan and Ford
News: Incendio’s Luis Silva Colors Gymkhana Eight for Hoonigan and FordDubai project marks reunion for Silva and director Ben Conrad
A video that opens with a camel, a hawk and a cheetah might suggest a desert theme, but with its myriad locations, Ken Block's Gymkhana EIGHT: Ultimate Exotic Playground; Dubai feels much more like a race around the world. Created by Hoonigan, produced by Gen Pop, directed by Ben Conrad and colored by Luis Silva of Incendio, the video introduces Ken Block’s Ford Focus RS RX. We’re told the video will be “EPIC”, but epic may be too small a word: over the course of 9 minutes, we are taken from desert roads to city streets, an airstrip and more.
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Virtual Reality Gets Real At The Editors' Lounge
News: Virtual Reality Gets Real At The Editors' LoungeThe Editors’ Lounge recently hosted their monthly educational event at AlphaDogs Post Production in Burbank, CA where attendees got to learn the nuts and bolts of what it takes to deliver a successful Virtual Reality project. The evening consisted of 4 leading companies in the VR industry with discussions and demonstrations being given in a hands-on informal style setting.
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Veteran Post Industry Exec Reid Burns Joins Cognition
News: Veteran Post Industry Exec Reid Burns Joins CognitionVeteran Post Industry Exec Reid Burns Joins Cognition
Hybrid post production facility Cognition has appointed Reid Burns as President of Post Production. With experience in executive, creative and operational roles, and a track record for spurring growth, Burns will seek to build relationships with studios, independent producers, filmmakers and the broader production community. His initial focus will be on growing the company’s digital intermediate finishing and color grading business.
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Graeme Parcher Joins SIM Digital, Los Angeles, as General Manager
News: Graeme Parcher Joins SIM Digital, Los Angeles, as General ManagerThe SIM Group has appointed former Kodak executive Graeme Parcher as General Manager of the Los Angeles office of its SIM Digital division, a supplier of camera systems and related gear to motion picture and television productions. Parcher will oversee operations; manage relations with studios, independent producers and other key clients; and develop strategies for growth.
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HPA Tech Retreat Passes the Finish Line With Flying Colors
HPA Tech Retreat Passes the Finish Line With Flying Colors
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EBU and IABM members come together to experience the successful Sandbox Live IP Producion Sio
EBU and IABM members come together to experience the successful Sandbox Live IP Production Studio project Networked Media Production event explores viability of live IP production from camera to distribution with true interoperability Key players within the Broadcast & Media industry came together in early March in a unique studio environment to examine the business and technology case for the full IP studio.
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Avid Technology Announces Next Milestone in Company Transformation
News: Avid Technology Announces Next Milestone in Company TransformationGrowing Maturation of Avid Media Central Platform Enables Additional Annualized Efficiency Gains of up to $68 Million
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) (“Avid” or “the Company”), a leading technology provider for the creation, distribution and monetization of media assets for global media organizations, enterprise users and individual creative professionals, today announced actions estimated to yield up to $68 million of annualized efficiency gains and the closing of a new $105 million senior secured credit facility as the Company continues to execute on its multi-year strategic, financial and operational transformation, on track and scheduled for completion by Mid-2017.
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From Messy to organised - how ftrack helps keep Squint/Opera on target
News: From Messy to organised - how ftrack helps keep Squint/Opera on targetBased on charming UK children’s magazine Okido, the BBC’s Messy Goes to Okido was a hit with kids just a few months into its run. Blending CG with live-action footage, Messy offers a whimsical, yet totally educational dive into the wonderful world of science.
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Lucky Post Editor Sai Selvarajan Enters The Wild For YETI With Agency McGarrah Jessee
News: Lucky Post Editor Sai Selvarajan Enters The Wild For YETI With Agency McGarrah JesseeLucky Post’s Editor Sai Selvarajan joins YETI and agency McGarrah Jessee on a journey into the wild marsh of Mims, Florida, a region only accessible by airboat. The spot, edited by Selvarajan, features YETI brand ambassador Flip Pallot, one of the world’s greatest outdoorsmen whose knowledge and affection for the wild is reverent, poetic, underscores the importance of spending time outdoors. YETI coolers are a quiet companion and trusted tool in this branded docu-film where nature and Pallot’s wisdom shine.
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Rodeo FX Brings Insight and Enthusiasm to Deadpool
News: Rodeo FX Brings Insight and Enthusiasm to DeadpoolCreating the Grotesque Look and Feel of the Unmasked Antihero
Rodeo FX completed close to 230 VFX shots for Deadpool, Tim Miller’s R-rated depiction of the Marvel Comics anti-superhero. The studio, led by VFX supervisor Wayne Brinton, worked on complex sequences that required fire and embers, grotesque skin alterations, and set extensions. Rodeo FX brought its unique skills to this collaborative VFX effort, ensuring that the finished product was much more than the sum of its parts.
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Whitehouse Post & Carbon VFX Tackle Reynolds, Hart, and Hyundai for Super Bowl 50
News: Whitehouse Post & Carbon VFX Tackle Reynolds, Hart, and Hyundai for Super Bowl 50Heidi Black of Whitehouse Post and Carbon VFX join INNOCEAN and Peter Berg to spotlight Hyundai’s return to the Super Bowl in their first year as an official NFL sponsor. The team collaborated closely from pre-vis through the end of production to deliver a hovering Kevin Hart and a neighborhood rich in multiple incarnations of Ryan Reynolds.
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Dolby, Adobe & FilmLight Show How To Work With HDR In Post At The January Editors' Lounge
News: Dolby, Adobe & FilmLight Show How To Work With HDR In Post At The January Editors' LoungeAttendees will get the opportunity to learn hands-on solutions from leading post-production hardware and software companies on how to successfully manage and finish an HDR project.
The Editors’ Lounge returns Friday, January 29th with a special focus on High Dynamic Range in post-production. What is it, why is it important and how is it handled? Attendees will get the opportunity to learn hands-on solutions from leading post-production hardware and software companies on how to successfully manage and finish an HDR project. The event will be held at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave., Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 p.m. RSVP is required to attend. http://www.editorslounge.com
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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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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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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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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.2 Update Now Available
Adds support for the latest color science technologies, along with decoding of HEVC/H.265 QuickTime files on OS X, additional high dynamic range features and more
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.2 Update Now Available
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio Now Available in Mac App Store for US$499
The full version of its professional editing and color correction software, is now available in a Mac only version in the App Store for Mac OS X for only USD$499
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio Now Available in Mac App Store for $499 12 Studio, the full version of its professional editing and color correction software, is now available in a Mac only version in the App Store for Mac OS X for only USD$499.
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Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Indie Crime Thriller "Dixieland"
News: Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Indie Crime Thriller "Dixieland"Colorist Anthony Raffaele collaborates with Writer-Director Hank Bedford and Cinematographer Tobias Datum to capture the atmosphere of the Deep South.
Post-production finishing for the new independent feature Dixieland was completed at Technicolor PostWorks New York. Colorist Anthony Raffaele worked with first-time Writer/Director Hank Bedford and Cinematographer Tobias Datum to finalize the look of the tense crime thriller set in modern day Mississippi. The facility also handled editorial conforming and visual effects. The film was released theatrically by IFC this month.
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Beast's Bryan Simpson Cuts New Music Video for Wavves
News: Beast's Bryan Simpson Cuts New Music Video for WavvesBeast Chicago’s Bryan Simpson recently edited the new music video “My Head Hurts” for Wavves, directed by Jack Wagner. The quick cuts underscore the band’s frenetic energy, weaving together live concert footage from their 2015 tour with shots of their behind-the-scenes antics.
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NVIDIA Launches New Iray Plug-ins
News: NVIDIA Launches New Iray Plug-insNVIDIA Iray Comes to Autodesk Maya, Enabling Faster, More Accurate Designs
Byline: Cassie Thibodeau
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Speed Is King – rendering at Outpost VFX
News: Speed Is King – rendering at Outpost VFXFinding the right renderer is more about creating stunning visuals – it’s about streamlining production and giving artists the space to explore their creativity. For the Bournemouth-based Outpost VFX, Redshift is the solution that meets those needs and more.
Outpost VFX is a visual effects vendor with a difference. This growing company isn’t located in the bustling hub of Los Angeles or nestled somewhere in the heart of London’s vibrant West End. Instead, Outpost rests on the far more relaxing southern shores of England, calling coastal beach town Bournemouth its home. It’s a far more tranquil way of life – not to mention a cheaper one.
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FilmLight’s colour science insight welcomed by Europe’s most advanced grading theatre
News: FilmLight’s colour science insight welcomed by Europe’s most advanced grading theatreRotor builds 4K HFR grading and mixing room as part of a seamless set-to-screen, render-free workflow
Rotor Film, the post production provider founded in 2011 and housed in the historic Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam, just launched the most advanced grading and mixing theatre in Europe. The theatre features high-performance colour grading from Baselight, Auro 3D and Dolby Atmos audio mixing and monitoring, plus a Barco 4K 60fps projector.
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FilmLight’s colour science insight welcomed by Europe’s most advanced grading theatre
News: FilmLight’s colour science insight welcomed by Europe’s most advanced grading theatreRotor builds 4K HFR grading and mixing room as part of a seamless set-to-screen, render-free workflow
Rotor Film, the post production provider founded in 2011 and housed in the historic Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam, just launched the most advanced grading and mixing theatre in Europe. The theatre features high-performance colour grading from Baselight, Auro 3D and Dolby Atmos audio mixing and monitoring, plus a Barco 4K 60fps projector.
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Storyline brings VFX and grading closer with Baselight
News: Storyline brings VFX and grading closer with BaselightLeading Norwegian production and post company adopts OpenEXR-based BLG workflow
Storyline Studios, Norway’s biggest and most experienced post-production company, recently installed Baselight colour grading systems, along with Baselight for NUKE plug-ins to provide strong workflow links between effects and finishing. Describing their company as “the highest concentration of film nerds in Norway”, Storyline provides an end-to-end technical and creative service from cameras and directors to finish and delivery, for projects from commercials to feature films.
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Post23 gets a heroic boost from ftrack
News: Post23 gets a heroic boost from ftrackKids’ minds seem to race at a million miles per second, so catching their attention with something like yogurt – even a delicious, fruit-flavored drink version – is surely challenging. But in Europe, Danone has been able to spice up its Actimel for Kids brand with the introduction of Team Actimel, a trio of super-powered heroes that fight aliens and injustice.
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Editor Jason Painter Joins Beast Atlanta
News: Editor Jason Painter Joins Beast AtlantaBeast has added award-winning editor Jason Painter to its Atlanta roster. Painter’s career spans twenty years in top markets throughout the U.S., working with top clients from Toyota to Nike, and earning awards from Cannes Lions, AICE, and CLIO, along with an Emmy nomination. At Beast’s Atlanta studio, he will work with co-located outposts of Company 3 and Method Studios to service clients nationwide. He will also be available in the six other markets where Beast has offices.
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Reel FX Adds Creative Director Colin McGreal
News: Reel FX Adds Creative Director Colin McGrealDigital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica has added Colin McGreal as Creative Director. McGreal is a versatile creative director and designer with over two decades of branded content experience working with such top clients as Verizon, American Express, Ford, Samsung, Wendy’s, Goodyear, Toyota and Time Warner Cable, among numerous others. Fusing a vast knowledge of filmmaking and technical processes, he is capable of both leveraging his background to collaborate with creative teams and fully executing projects from start to finish. McGreal most recently worked as Creative Director on Reel FX’s Hunger Games VR Experience for Lionsgate/Samsung, which launched during NY Comic-Con. His other Reel FX VR work includes the “You vs. Sharapova” Virtual Reality experience for American Express, which launched at the 2015 US Open, and the Pacific Rim Jaeger Pilot VR Experience for Legendary Pictures.
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To Infini and beyond - ftrack powers Orv VFX
News: To Infini and beyond - ftrack powers Orv VFXTransporting viewers from the safety of Earth to an alien-infested, 23rd-century mining colony on the distant edge of the solar system is no mean feat – just ask the filmmakers behind indie sci-fi pressure cooker Infini.
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CCW 2015 - Have A Video Transmission Project? Discuss it in Booth 1442
VidOvation, a pioneer of Video Communications Systems publicized an invitation for free consultations at Content & Communications World Expo 2015 in booth 1442. > > VidOvation CTO, Jim Jachetta, remarks on the upcoming presence at the show, "VidOvation's goal is to help people solve problems. If you are dealing with a problem that might be best solved with video transmission, we can help design a cost effective system. If there's a better way to meet that goal, we will guide you in the best direction. At CCW, we are accepting meetings in booth 1442 to discuss both simple and complex video transmission projects." VidOvation also accepts such meetings online as well.
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Host/Producer Mike Mitchell is pleased to announce that BC Outdoors Sports Fishing TV television series is airing the seventh season across Canada and the USA this fall
News: Host/Producer Mike Mitchell is pleased to announce that BC Outdoors Sports Fishing TV television series is airing the seventh season across Canada and the USA this fallMike Mitchell, host and producer of the popular television series BC Outdoors Sports Fishing TV is pleased to announce that they will be airing the seventh season on networks throughout Canada and the United States this fall. Mitchell, editor of BC Outdoor magazine, also produces Sportsfishing Adventure TV. The TV show brings the pages of the magazine alive with breathtaking scenery, world-famous fishing opportunities by sharing his knowledge and expertise host. While the main focus is on informing, explaining and teaching, the show is expanding their audience by showing the viewers how easy fishing can be and what to use in order to be successful during a day out on the water.
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PR: New Low Cost, Long Range Wireless Video, Tally & CCU - VidOvation
VidOvation, a pioneer in Video Communications Systems, announced today the release of their two new VidOlink wireless transmission systems. The VidOlink Ranger2 has been developed as a low cost long range transmission system and the VidOlink Tally & Control is a complimentary means to add tally and camera control (CCU) functionality to new and existing wireless video transmission systems.
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Mixtape Club Puts A Ring On It; Expands Studio
News: Mixtape Club Puts A Ring On It; Expands StudioCreative Studio Bolsters Capabilities with Expanded Space & In-House Original Music and Licensing Arm
Integrated creative studio Mixtape Club has undergone a sweeping expansion that includes enlarged facilities and a newly forged partnership with longtime sister company Huma-Huma. The announcement comes on the heels of a benchmark year, including a slew of work with Google, as well as collaborations with ESPN, MoMA, and a music video for They Might Be Giants.
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Post Factory NY Taps Matt Breitenbach to Lead Digital Conform
News: Post Factory NY Taps Matt Breitenbach to Lead Digital ConformPost-production veteran Matt Breitenbach has joined Post Factory NY, a SIM Group company, as Director of Digital Conform. In his new role, he will oversee the finishing process for feature films. Breitenbach arrives from Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, New York, where he was Senior DI Editor. His credits there included The Wolf of Wall Street, Rosewater, Run All Night, Kill the Messenger and the hit CBS crime drama Blue Bloods.
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Executive Producer Wendy Rosen & Editor Anthony Marinelli Launch TwoPoint0 With A New & Innovative Business Model
News: Executive Producer Wendy Rosen & Editor Anthony Marinelli Launch TwoPoint0 With A New & Innovative Business ModelWith years of industry experience between them Partner/Executive Producer/Editor Wendy Rosen & Partner/Editor Anthony Marinelli have launched TwoPoint0. Based on an innovative, new business model, the editorial company and creative collective features the talents of the two founding partners, as well as such luminary Editors as: Bruce Ashley, Charlie Cusumano, Jane Keller, Nick Lofting, John Marinis, Keith Olwell, and Jon Rosen. www.twopoint0.tv
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Carbon VFX’s Leo Nguyen Crafts Minimal, Mesmerizing Intro for 2015 Kickstarter Film Festival
News: Carbon VFX’s Leo Nguyen Crafts Minimal, Mesmerizing Intro for 2015 Kickstarter Film FestivalIn an effort to whet the audience’s appetite for the 2015 Kickstarter Film Festival, award-winning Design Director Leo Nguyen of creative studio Carbon VFX has crafted a pre-roll video that not only teases the films being shown during the one-day event, but one that intrigues viewers in the process.
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Hit Japanese Band [Alexandros]' New Music Video 'Dog 3' Shot with Blackmagic Cameras
Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic URSA, Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera were used to shoot the popular Japanese rock band [Alexandros]’ new music video “Dog 3.” Production of the music video was done by SEP Inc, a Tokyo based production company acclaimed for its high quality music video production.
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Traction Ave Films Launches in L.A. Downtown Arts District
News: Traction Ave Films Launches in L.A. Downtown Arts DistrictEclectic Directing Roster Delivers Non-traditional Takes on Commercials & Branded Content
A new live action production company, Traction Ave. Films, has launched in the heart of L.A.’s downtown arts district. Representing directors fluent across live action, digital production, design and integration, with work that consistently re-invents traditional forms, the company offers agencies and brands fresh takes on commercials, branded and online content, videogame work, music videos, virtual/augmented reality experiences and live events.
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Twist's Matt Pittroff Extends His Stay With Hilton
News: Twist's Matt Pittroff Extends His Stay With HiltonTwist Comedy Director, Matt Pittroff, has recently completed two fun spots in collaboration with HZDG for Hilton, promoting the rewards program Hilton HHonors. Twist headed the creative process from start to finish utilizing the unique talents of Producer Alissa Liebert. The commercials for Hilton HHonors reminds viewers that life happens, but the control of convenience and comfort is only a fingertip away.
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The Mill Announces Expansion of Remote Grading Network
The Mill is delighted to announce the continued expansion of its award-winning colour grading offering by adding Atlanta and Kansas City to its network and welcomes Industry & Co and 19 Below, respectively.
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Whitehouse Post Helps Connect Young Fans with Soccer Stars for Chevrolet’s Global Campaign
News: Whitehouse Post Helps Connect Young Fans with Soccer Stars for Chevrolet’s Global CampaignSoccer is the world’s most popular sport—and Chevy demonstrates the sport’s ability to unite and uplift in its ambitious, global campaign “Chevrolet Beautiful Possibilities.” ​
The campaign features the combined efforts of agency Commonwealth, production and post company Supply and Demand, and their partners at editorial company Whitehouse Post and finishing studio Carbon VFX. Chevrolet’s new soccer-themed series casts a wide net across the globe and shines a light on young soccer fans in cities such as Bangkok, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Kolkata, and Rio De Janeiro. For these fans, who are budding players in their own right and dream of turning pro, soccer is a way of life and an escape from their daily hardships.
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Cognition Makes Major Investment in Mistika Finishing Technology
News: Cognition Makes Major Investment in Mistika Finishing TechnologyStudio purchases six finishing and grading systems as part of its multi-million dollar expansion. Senior Colorist Mike Eaves uses Mistika to grade indie feature “Opening Night.”
Cognition, the recently launched hybrid post production facility, has purchased six powerful Mistika systems from SGO. The package includes two top-end 4K color grading and mastering systems, two assist workstations and two laptop systems for on-set and near-set use. The company has also acquired an SGO high-speed SAN. The installation is part of an ambitious, multi-million dollar facility expansion that will include a pair of highly spec’d DCI grading theaters, expanded visual effects resources and creative production workspace.
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McDonalds Spot Shot on URSA and Edited and Graded in Resolve 12 by 02 Filmes
News: McDonalds Spot Shot on URSA and Edited and Graded in Resolve 12 by 02 FilmesBlackmagic Design today announced that Brazil based production and post house O2 Filmes shot a commercial airing across Brazil for McDonalds with Blackmagic URSA EF and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. The spot was also the first project by O2 Filmes that was edited and graded entirely in DaVinci Resolve 12.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12 is Now Shipping
News: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12 is Now ShippingBlackmagic Design ships Hollywood’s next professional editor!
Blackmagic Design today announced that the final release of DaVinci Resolve 12, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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SIM Group Signs Lease for New Production Center at Former Eastman Kodak Site; Brings Chainsaw, Sim Digital and Bling Digital Together
News: SIM Group Signs Lease for New Production Center at Former Eastman Kodak Site; Brings Chainsaw, Sim Digital and Bling Digital TogetherState-of-the-art facility, slated to open in 2016, will offer streamlined production and post-production services.
The SIM Group has entered into a long-term lease for a 65,000 square foot space at the historic Eastman Kodak building off Las Palmas in Hollywood. The company will undertake a multi-million dollar build-out of the facility, currently known as Hollywood Office Campus, to house the Los Angeles operations of its companies Chainsaw, SIM Digital and Bling Digital.
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Joanna Woods Appointed Producer for Beast, Company 3 and Method in Chicago; Kendall Fash Promoted to Nat'l Director of Marketing for Beast
News: Joanna Woods Appointed Producer for Beast, Company 3 and Method in Chicago; Kendall Fash Promoted to Nat'l Director of Marketing for BeastDeluxe Creative Services today announced the hiring of Producer Joanna Woods, who will oversee projects in Chicago for co-located sister companies Beast, Company 3, and Method Studios. Kendall Fash, who was previously in the producer role, has been named National Director of Marketing for Beast. She will remain based in Chicago.
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Canon develops material appearance image-processing technology that digitizes material appearance information qualities such as gloss and three-dimensional surface characteristics to enable printing reproduction
News: Canon develops material appearance image-processing technology that digitizes material appearance information qualities such as gloss and three-dimensional surface characteristics to enable printing reproductionCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., has developed material appearance image-processing technology that, through the acquisition of material appearance information using digital cameras, enables printing that faithfully recreates such material appearance characteristics as gloss, plasticity and transparency, qualities that change in appearance depending on the orientation of lighting or the angle from which an object is viewed.
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Technicolor PostWorks Helps David Simon Recreate 1980s Yonkers
News: Technicolor PostWorks Helps David Simon Recreate 1980s YonkersPost-production for Show Me a Hero, the new 6-part drama debuting on HBO this month, recently wrapped up at Technicolor PostWorks New York. The post house handled dailies processing, editorial conforming, final color grading and deliverables. It also provided sound mixing through its PostWorks facility.
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Nice Shoes Creative Studio and Grey Tell A Story With Air Particles for 3M
News: Nice Shoes Creative Studio and Grey Tell A Story With Air Particles for 3MIn devising a spot to showcase 3M’s Filtrete™ Air Filters’ removal of indoor air particles, Grey presented a unique challenge for Nice Shoes Creative Studio. They needed to shoot actual air particles (visible to the naked eye) to make people aware of how much dust, allergens and bacteria are contained in the air that people breathe in every day. Director Harry Dorrington presented an efficient solution utilizing the creative resources of Nice Shoes – including colorist Chris Ryan – to take the project from concept to completion. View it here: https://vimeo.com/135076890
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FMG Creates Broadcast Workflow for Swatch Freeride World Tour
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Blackmagic Design announced today the Swatch Freeride World Tour Alaska leg was broadcast globally with the help of Fountain Media Group (FMG) using Blackmagic Design 4K products, including production switchers, monitors, converters and SSD recorders. The broadcast HQ for the event was 1,500 meters up an Alaskan ridge adjacent a mountain face known as "The Venue.” The crew staged and camped for 11 days with Blackmagic Design equipment, waiting for the perfect weather conditions to run the one day competition and live broadcast.
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Introducing Postgenie, an Innovative a La Carte Approach to Post-Production
News: Introducing Postgenie, an Innovative a La Carte Approach to Post-ProductionDecreasing costs of hardware and software in the film industry have made it easy for anyone to access the tools to shoot and edit a commercial, corporate communications piece, short film, or feature. What's often missing in that equation is the experience to finish a piece in a high quality manner, or even to meet broadcast, web or exhibition standards. Postgenie aims to solve that problem by providing an easy and cost effective online solution. Simply upload individual shots or an entire video to have it color-graded or retouched by talented and experienced professionals.
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Chicago's Bridges Media Shoots Broadcast Spots For Teeoff.com
News: Chicago's Bridges Media Shoots Broadcast Spots For Teeoff.comBridges Media (Chicago, IL) and post production company, 11 Dollar Bill, recently produced two broadcast commercial spots for TeeOff.com by PGA Tour with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders. The TeeOff.com website, recently acquired in partnership with EZ Links, offers golfers of all experience levels tee times and deals not found anywhere else.
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News: German TV series boosted by FilmLight render-free workflow
News: News: German TV series boosted by FilmLight render-free workflowSet-to-finish seamless integration for Germany’s Lerchenberg
The producers of the German television comedy drama series Lerchenberghave implemented a new comprehensive, render-free grading environment from FilmLight. The use of Baselight systems, not only in the grading suite but also on set as well as within plugins for the editor, provides maximum creative control as well as real savings in the time to air.
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Press Release for 8/5: ProMAX Platform now includes Native Avid Bin Locking and Project Sharing
News: Press Release for 8/5: ProMAX Platform now includes Native Avid Bin Locking and Project SharingProMAX Systems, world leader in integrated workflow technology for creative media organizations, today announced a major upgrade to its Platform Workflow Server, ProMAX Platform Version 4.6 with Avid Collaboration Features.
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Proprietary Technology to Transform Animation Industry
House of Moves Reveals Agile Animation Pipeline that Transforms Content Creation
House of Moves, a full-service motion capture and key frame animation company known for its ability to deliver unrivaled quality, is announcing a new groundbreaking technology suite, codenamed Helibug. House of Moves CEO Brian Rausch reveals this proprietary process that radically rethinks the production of both linear and interactive content creation, resulting in improved time and cost efficiencies. Additionally, the technology gives users the ability to redistribute content across multiple mediums including, feature films, viral videos, advertisements, games, virtual reality and more.
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DaVinci Resolve 12 Public Beta Now Available for Download
Blackmagic Design today announced that the public beta of DaVinci Resolve 12, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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DaVinci Resolve 12 Public Beta Now Available for Download
Blackmagic Design today announced that the public beta of DaVinci Resolve 12, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Cut+Run NYC Promotes Stacy Peterson To Editor and Julia Williams To HOP
News: Cut+Run NYC Promotes Stacy Peterson To Editor and Julia Williams To HOPCut+Run New York is proud to announce that Stacy Peterson has been promoted to Editor and Julia Williams has been promoted to Head of Production. Peterson joins a New York-based editor roster that features Jon Grover, Akiko Iwakawa, Joel Miller, Gary Knight, Georgia Dodson, Dan Maloney and TG Herrington.
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Carbon VFX Signs Design Director Leo Nguyen
News: Carbon VFX Signs Design Director Leo NguyenCreative studio Carbon VFX is proud to announce the addition of award-winning Design Director Leo Nguyen. Nguyen joins the company with an impressive skillset that spans across art direction, illustration, 3D, motion graphics and editing. Prior to Carbon VFX, Nguyen spent two years at Light of Day as Design Director and, eventually, Creative Director. During his time at the creative studio, he led the company’s massive rebrand creating a new logo, website and identity.
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TIMBER Continues With "Sharp" Look For GMC
News: TIMBER Continues With "Sharp" Look For GMCTIMBER continues its collaboration with Leo Burnett and GMC with the latest spot, "Sharp," part of a campaign that includes "Swish" and "Fastball".
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Lucky Post's Logan Hefflefinger Takes A Road Trip With AT&T And Agency Dieste
News: Lucky Post's Logan Hefflefinger Takes A Road Trip With AT&T And Agency DiesteAT&T’s new campaign via Dieste and edited by Lucky Post’s Logan Hefflefinger, highlights the joys of summertime and the fun of family road trips. It’s a time where kids can be kids, while dreaming of their future. Listening to music, and capturing memories and moments through photos and videos is part of the modern day adventure. That’s where AT&T’s family plans become a facet of time spent together.
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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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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.
published 11 months ago   read more
Bodega Adds Director/DP Mark Rosenberg
News: Bodega Adds Director/DP Mark RosenbergRecent work includes two music videos for the Tony-nominated musical "On The Town" as well as a series of branded documentary shorts for Pivot TV and New Amsterdam Vodka
New York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega has signed director Mark Rosenberg for his first commercial representation.
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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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The Colonie’s Brian Sepanik Cuts The Open For The London Business School’s 2015 TEDx Conference
News: The Colonie’s Brian Sepanik Cuts The Open For The London Business School’s 2015 TEDx ConferenceChicago-Based Agency, My Sister Fred, Taps The Colonie’s Editorial, Motion Graphics & Color Grading Services To Create The Opening For The Prestigious Event
The Colonie editor Brian Sepanik crafted a show open for The London Business School’s 2015 TEDx Conference that challenges the viewer to see the familiar in new and unexpected ways.
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Inhance Digital Uses Fusion Studio for VFX on "Grimm"
Hollywood's Inhance Digital uses Fusion Studio to complete VFX work for a number of this year’s top shows, including “Jane the Virgin,” “Nashville,” and “Grimm"
Blackmagic Design today announced today that Hollywood’s Inhance Digital uses Fusion Studio to complete VFX work for a number of this year’s top shows, including “Jane the Virgin,” “Nashville,” and “Grimm,” one of NBC’s most popular and long running shows.
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Éclair Group selected FirePost to finish and color grade 3 features presented at the Festival de Cannes
News: Éclair Group selected FirePost to finish and color grade 3 features presented at the Festival de CannesFirefly Cinema congratulates Éclair Group and their colorist for their work on Standing Tall, the opening film of the 68th Festival de Cannes
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AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great American Movie Hustle"
News: AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great American Movie Hustle"Indie Filmmakers Bring Cinematic Look to "The Great American Movie Hustle" with AJA CION
Upcoming indie feature "The Great American Movie Hustle" follows filmmaker Michael Anton and actor Michael Monsour as they attempt to create an epic cinematic film about making an epic cinematic film. Along the way, the duo encounters several twists and turns that mirror common production challenges filmmakers face today. Produced by Wonder Lab Films and directed by Michael Anton, the parody is presented in a mockumentary format rife with old-school humor. To achieve a distinct cinematic aesthetic for the film, Anton brought Doug Michaels on board as cinematographer, who shot the film using AJA CION production cameras.
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AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great American
News: AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great AmericanMockumentary chooses AJA CION to achieve epic cinematic aesthetic for mockumentary of creating a cinematic epic
Upcoming indie feature "The Great American Movie Hustle" follows filmmaker Michael Anton and actor Michael Monsour as they attempt to create an epic cinematic film about making an epic cinematic film. Along the way, the duo encounters several twists and turns that mirror common production challenges filmmakers face today. Produced by Wonder Lab Films and directed by Michael Anton, the parody is presented in a mockumentary format rife with old-school humor. To achieve a distinct cinematic aesthetic for the film, Anton brought Doug Michaels on board as cinematographer, who shot the film using AJA CION production cameras.
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PR: DK Studios Scales Up with Thinkbox's Deadline
News: PR: DK Studios Scales Up with Thinkbox's DeadlineThinkbox Software’s Render Management Solution Tackles Large Format Scenes with Ease
Full-service production company DK Studios transforms ideas, scripts, storyboards and briefs into captivating work for advertising and entertainment clients. Housed within Digital Kitchen, a creative and digital agency with a rich history in motion design, DK Studios shares resources with its parent company but directly services advertising agencies in addition to executing concepts developed by Digital Kitchen for brands and entertainment.
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AlphaDogs Discover Fairies Living In Gnome Homes
News: AlphaDogs Discover Fairies Living In Gnome HomesEveryone could use a little magic in their lives, and that’s just what the residents of Overland Park, Kansas got unexpectedly in the spring of 2013 when beautifully crafted fairy homes with doors custom-built to fit the hollows of trees mysteriously popped up along a heavily wooded walking trail. Intrigued by the story after reading about it in the Kansas City Star, director/producer Sharon Liese set out to make The Gnomist, a documentary with an initial focus of revealing who was behind the construction of these mysterious houses. “I thought I was going to solve the mystery of who was building the homes, but then I learned that so many people were being kept afloat by these homes, that I realized there was a deeper story to be told.”
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Adobe Reveals Updates for Creative Cloud Video Apps at NAB 2015
Adobe Creative Cloud and Primetime Take Center Stage at NAB 2015: Coen Brothers, Major League Baseball and “Over-The-Top” Content Providers Adopt Adobe Video Platform
At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) is showcasing advances to its complete lineup of video technologies and services that radically improve how broadcasters, filmmakers and video professionals create, collaborate, deliver and monetize content across multiple screens. NAB will mark the first public preview of major updates to Adobe Creative Cloud video tools, including a revolutionary new color panel in Adobe Premiere Pro CC for instant color corrections and Morph Cut, which easily removes unwanted pauses and jump cuts for a more polished edit sequence as well as new Adobe Character Animator capabilities for Adobe After Effects CC that bring two-dimensional characters to life.
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Humble Acquires Paranoid US; Launches Sister Shop Postal for VFX, Design, Edit New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA
Bicoastal integrated content studio Humble today announced a significant expansion with the acquisition of Paranoid US. Paranoid was recently named one of the world's most-awarded production companies in 2014 by The Gunn Report. Paranoid's Executive Producers Claude Letessier and Dawn Fanning Moore will join Humble's executive team, bringing directors Thierry Poiraud, Nieto, Francois Vogel, Planktoon, and Peter Szewczyk. Moore will be based in Humble's Los Angeles office while Letessier will split time between LA and Paris, planning a future European outpost for Humble. To oversee this increased volume, Harrison Elkins is also joining Humble as Head of Sales.
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Humble Acquires Paranoid US; Launches Sister Shop Postal for VFX, Design, Edit
Bicoastal integrated content studio Humble today announced a significant expansion with the acquisition of Paranoid US. Paranoid was recently named one of the world's most-awarded production companies in 2014 by The Gunn Report. Paranoid's Executive Producers Claude Letessier and Dawn Fanning Moore will join Humble's executive team, bringing directors Thierry Poiraud, Nieto, Francois Vogel, Planktoon, and Peter Szewczyk. Moore will be based in Humble's Los Angeles office while Letessier will split time between LA and Paris, planning a future European outpost for Humble. To oversee this increased volume, Harrison Elkins is also joining Humble as Head of Sales.
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Marquis Launches Solo Parking Giveaway
News: Marquis Launches Solo Parking GiveawayMarquis Broadcast, expert in content workflows and media integration software, specialises in moving media. The Company has today announced its biggest ever promotion: a giveaway of 100 copies of Solo Parking, its new archive and restore solution aimed at freelance editors or small facilities, looking to manage their Avid storage, create a complete archive copy of any Avid project, or move a project to another workstation.. The giveaway is part of a prize draw for those completing a six question industry survey about how they use their edit storage: www.marquisbroadcast.com/promotions and will run from 30 March and finish on 19 April.
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Bringing Meaning to Chappie's Colour
News: Bringing Meaning to Chappie's ColourSKYLAB designs an integrated ACES colour workflow with FilmLight’s BLG and Baselight grading system
Leading post-house, SKYLAB, recently developed an innovative new workflow to tightly integrate creative grading with both editorial and VFX for Neill Blomkamp’s new movie, Chappie. Working with visual effects studio, Image Engine, the team created a seamless feature-finishing architecture which took advantage of FilmLight’s BLG file format, Baselight and Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) technology.
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Cinedeck File Based Insert_Editing Smashes Editor
News: Cinedeck File Based Insert_Editing Smashes EditorCinedeck File-Based Insert Editing Smashes Editorial Roadblock Unique capability eliminates program re-rendering and dramatically improves productivity in mainstream NLE workflows
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Brewster Parsons Completes Color & Finish for Ad Council's New
Award-winning Brewster Parsons completed Color & Finish for the PSA from Ad Council, “Love Has No Labels.” Challenging everyone to “Rethink Bias,” the new spot features a series of “loved ones” who prove that the power of love transcends gender, race, age, special needs, ethnicity, etc.
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Cap Gun adds renowned commercial/feature director Daniel Benmayor to roster...
Cap Gun Collective Adds Renowned Commercial and Feature Director Daniel Benmayor for U.S. Commercial Representation
The principals of commercial production company Cap Gun Collective (http://capguncollective.com) are very proud to announce the addition of commercial and feature director Daniel Benmayor to their roster for U.S. commercial representation. The appointment is effective immediately, and was announced by CGC executive producer Jason Botkin.
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News: 3sixtymedia installs 20 Baselight for Avid seats
News: News: 3sixtymedia installs 20 Baselight for Avid seatsBroadcast post facility integrates grading for a more efficient premium television workflow
3sixtymedia, which provides post-production, creative services and studio crewing for broadcast productions in the north of England, has added a Baselight TWO colour grading system with Blackboard control panel. To integrate grading into the entire post workflow even more closely, the company has also installed 20 Baselight for Avid seats for its Avid editing stations and Protools dubbing theatres.
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Autodesk & Shotgun Play a Supporting Role for Academy Award Nominees
It’s Academy Awards Season - Great Artists with Great Technology Are Creating Great Movies : Autodesk and Shotgun Software Are CG Tools of Choice for All 5 Best VFX and 7 Best Picture Academy Award Nominees
The role of technology in the service of great storytelling continues to evolve, and this year's Academy Award nominees reflect the impressive artistry of the global computer graphics industry. From Best Pictures and VFX, to Best Cinematography, Animated Features and Shorts, Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) media and entertainment software played a supporting role in the creation of many of this year's most acclaimed movies. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also recognized Autodesk technology with a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (Sci-Tech Award).
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Marshland Wins TEN Goya Awards
News: Marshland Wins TEN Goya AwardsVersatility, power and technological innovation all in one system - Everything went like clockwork from start to finish with Mistika.”
Confirming its well-deserved place as Spain's film of the year with a coveted Best Picture Goya, Marshland , post produced entirely using SGO's Mistika, has won TEN Goya® Awards.
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NY's WorleyWorks Adds Verve and Vivacity with Mistika Precision
News: NY's WorleyWorks Adds Verve and Vivacity with Mistika PrecisionAArmadillo supplies Mistika Precision Panels for Expanding Grading Department
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CommitteeLA Teams with Brewster Parsons & EXILE for Wix.com's Super Bowl Campaign Featuring NFL Stars
News: CommitteeLA Teams with Brewster Parsons & EXILE for Wix.com's Super Bowl Campaign Featuring NFL StarsCommitteeLA turned to Brewster Parsons, the award-winning visual effects, CG & design studio, and EXILE Editorial for their social media-driven Super Bowl campaign for Wix.com. Featuring former NFL players and their new careers after retirement, the Wix.com campaign has been teased out via social media before the big game with the final spot being unveiled on Super Bowl Sunday.
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Modern VideoFilm Provides Color Grading and Editorial Services for Golden Globe Nominee "The Book of Life"
News: Modern VideoFilm Provides Color Grading and Editorial Services for Golden Globe Nominee "The Book of Life"Senior Supervising Colorist Dave Cole collaborates with Director Jorge R. Gutierrez to help bring a breathtaking animated adventure to life.
Final post production work for 20th Century Fox’s and Reel FX Animation Studios’ The Book of Life, a Golden Globe nominee for Best Animated Feature Film, was completed at Modern VideoFilm. The months-long effort involved an intense collaboration between Modern’s team, led by Lead Digital Colorist/Supervising Digital Colorist Dave Cole, Director Jorge R. Gutierrez, VFX Supervisor Augusto Schillaci and Art Director Paul Sullivan from Reel FX. Modern VideoFilm’s work encompassed DI color grading in 2D and 3D, editorial conforming in 2D and 3D, and the production of deliverables and marketing media.
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Finish Adds Grading via FilmLight’s Baselight
News: Finish Adds Grading via FilmLight’s BaselightAward-winning London post house Finish, a specialist in 2D and 3D visual effects for commercials, has broadened its service offering to include high-end colour grading through the purchase of two Baselight systems from FilmLight.
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