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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.
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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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AlphaDogs In Pursuit Of New Religion
News: AlphaDogs In Pursuit Of New ReligionAlphaDogs is pleased to announce completion of color correction services for MTV’s True Life: I’m Breaking Up With My Religion. Executive Produced for MTV Networks by Sharon Liese, founder of Herizon Productions and Jon Kroll of Loveable Scoundrels Productions, the show follows three young people who decide to break away from their religions and pursue other doctrines, all for very different reasons.
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Hooligan Editor Jane Keller Gets to Know Italian Artist Maurizio Cattelan
News: Hooligan Editor Jane Keller Gets to Know Italian Artist Maurizio CattelanA slice of Axelrod's highly anticipated filmic look at Cattelan, the trailer features sundry footage of the enigmatic artist and his irreverently received works, as well as interviews with international gallerists, collectors, art critics, and other known Cattelan cohorts. The New York Times premiered the raucous trailer before it screened at the opening of a Cattelan exhibition at Sotheby’s S/2 Gallery.
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AlphaDogs Blasts Off In Search Of Life On Mars tonight on The Discovery Channel
News: AlphaDogs Blasts Off In Search Of Life On Mars tonight on The Discovery ChannelThe fascination with the planet Mars has captivated audiences for decades. From Hollywood movies depicting Martians as inhabitants to actual scientific space exploration using robotic probes, the red planet has continued to be shrouded in mystery with no conclusive evidence of life ever having existed. In the new exciting documentary Red Planet Rover, new facts and findings will be unveiled with the results of Mars Curiosity rover’s first two years of explorations and finally answering the question “could life ever have existed here?” The documentary will air on The Discovery Channel, Thursday, December 18th at 10pm EST. [7pm or 10pm PST, depending on carrier. Check local lisitngs.)
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Roundabout Entertainment, Hollywood, Gears For 4K With Leader LV5490
News: Roundabout Entertainment, Hollywood, Gears For 4K With Leader LV5490Roundabout Entertainment, one of Hollywood's most highly respected film and television production support companies, has invested in a LEADER LV5490 SD/HD/4K waveform monitor in response to accelerating interest in ultra-high-definition content creation.
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Hummingbird Productions Spearheads New "FUSIC" Production Process to Best Fuse Original Music with Film for Commercials
News: Hummingbird Productions Spearheads New "FUSIC" Production Process to Best Fuse Original Music with Film for CommercialsHummingbird Productions Spearheads New "FUSIC" Approach to Best Fuse Original Music with Film For Commercials
Hummingbird Productions, a film and music production company which has built its reputation as one of America’s leading producers of original music and sound design, is spearheading a new approach the company calls “FUSIC” – the exceptional blend of film and music. Hummingbird Productions, now in business to produce entire projects, including commercials, web content and corporate communications, will produce those projects by integrating its team of commercial directors with its music group, using the FUSIC production process. FUSIC will integrate the sound and music for these commercials from the very inception of an idea through to the end. The announcement was made by Hummingbird Executive Producer Bob Farnsworth.
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SPLICE® Expands Creative Team; Welcomes VFX Supervisor Andrew Sagar
News: SPLICE® Expands Creative Team; Welcomes VFX Supervisor Andrew SagarCreative studio SPLICE® continues to expand its visual effects team by welcoming VFX Supervisor Andrew Sagar to the company. Last month, SPLICE® celebrated the launch of the newest season of the original documentary series “AMERICA UNEARTHED,” which features visual effects by SPLICE. Created and produced by Committee Films, “AMERICA UNEARTHED” has become the #1 series of all time for The History Channel’s H2. Sagar is collaborating on the new series and other projects for SPLICE. Sagar’s talent expands the visual effects capacity of SPLICE, as the company continues to grow its feature and episodic television visual effects team.
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Sennheiser Helps Inspirational 'Skid Row Marathon' Documentary Come to Life with Pristine Audio
News: Sennheiser Helps Inspirational 'Skid Row Marathon' Documentary Come to Life with Pristine AudioMKH Shotgun Microphones Serve as a Key Storytelling Tool as a Superior Court Judge Leads Homeless Citizens on The Road to Recovery
In early 2013, Director Mark Hayes read a story about a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, Craig Mitchell, who started the Midnight Mission running club consisting of former substance abusers, ex-convicts, homeless people and others who fell on hard times — either by making the wrong choices at earlier points in their lives, or by simple misfortune. Immediately sensing the emotional gravity and compelling human dimension of the story, Hayes and his partner, producer Gabriele Hayes, requested a meeting with Judge and began the journey towards creating their feature documentary, Skid Row Marathon.
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‘Lady Ganga’ Breaks World Record Before She Dies
News: ‘Lady Ganga’ Breaks World Record Before She DiesDocumentary Film Aims to Carry on her Legacy to Spread Awareness of Cervical Cancer
When Michele Baldwin, a 45 year old mother of three, was told she had just months to live, she decided to do the unthinkable. She broke a world record by paddle boarding 700 miles down India’s Ganges River to spread awareness about cervical cancer, the disease that would ultimately take her life.
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Hooligan Welcomes Senior VFX Flame Artist Paul Marangos
News: Hooligan Welcomes Senior VFX Flame Artist Paul MarangosHooligan, a creative post-production boutique that specializes in artistic offline editing and visual effects, is pleased to announce the addition of Senior Visual Effects Flame Artist Paul Marangos. With 20+ years of post-production experience, Marangos notably spent eight years at VFX, design & animation powerhouse The Mill. He has already wrapped up several projects with Hooligan, including commercials for CITI and Match.com, and Indrani's short film "Crescendo," curated by Pepsi in conjunction with the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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SATIS News: FilmLight's renderless, collaborative colour pipeline on show at SATIS 2014
News: SATIS News: FilmLight's renderless, collaborative colour pipeline on show at SATIS 2014Productivity and creativity for television production
FilmLight will use the 2014 SATIS exhibition to demonstrate how sophisticated, highly cost-effective colour grading can be used to both improve the look and speed up the production of television programming. In conjunction with local partner CTM Solutions, FilmLight will showcase its renderless metadata-based workflows through production and post.
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Large Hadron Collider On Collision Course With AlphaDogs
News: Large Hadron Collider On Collision Course With AlphaDogsFirst time director-producer Leland Montgomery had been stuck in an endless cycle of shooting and re-shooting his first web series for over nine months and was on the verge of giving up because the storyline wasn’t working. Just when he was about to throw in the towel, fellow collaborator on the series, Zoe Chao suggested they abandon all they had done, refocus the series and make little vignettes for each of the characters instead. Thus was born the new dramatic web series, God Particles. The story follows a damaged group of L.A. millennials suddenly facing what may be the end of the world in a disaster caused by the Large Hadron Collider. Forced to examine who they really are and the choices they’ve made, they find themselves lost and adrift in the face of the apocalypse.
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News: Denzel Washington thriller finished on Baselight
News: News: Denzel Washington thriller finished on BaselightSony Pictures Colorworks completes final grade of The Equalizer in facility’s 4K DI theatres
The Equalizer, the new thriller from director Antoine Fuqua and starring Denzel Washington, was graded on Baselight EIGHT at Colorworks, the finishing facility on the Sony Pictures lot at Culver City. Colorist Doug Delaney worked throughout the project with the director Antione Fuqua, DoP Mauro Fiore and editor John Refoua to create a distinctive, atmospheric look, which served to drive the story forward.
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Light of Day Adds Director Brian Petsos
News: Light of Day Adds Director Brian PetsosFilm veteran brings his comedic talent to commercials
NY-based production and VFX shop Light of Day has signed director Brian Petsos for his first commercial representation. Petsos has worn multiple hats, serving as writer, producer, actor and director for a range of film projects, writing and producing “Boobie” (starring Petsos and Elijah Wood) and “Sticky Minds” (starring Petsos, Kristen Wiig and Adam Brody), producing “Adventures In The Sin Bin” and writing feature screenplays for top entertainment studios. Petsos recently directed the dark comedy short “Ticky Tacky” (starring Oscar Isaac), which premiered at the Palm Springs International ShortFest.
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AlphaDogs Celebrates The Lives Of Cultural Icons Timothy Leary & Ram Dass
News: AlphaDogs Celebrates The Lives Of Cultural Icons Timothy Leary & Ram DassBurbank based AlphaDogs Post Production is pleased to announce completion of work on the new provocative documentary, Dying To Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary. Producer/Director Gay Dillingham and Associate Producer, Michael Donnelly take viewers inside the lives of life-long companions and cultural icons, Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (Ram Dass) in the months preceding Leary’s death from cancer. Nineteen years in the making and narrated by Robert Redford with interviews spanning over 50 years, audiences are taken on an entertaining journey that celebrates the lives of two controversial complex characters. The film gives a new perspective on death and dying along with a rich history of how two Harvard professors became counter-culture icons and unlikely best friends. The world premiere of the film will be held on Saturday, October 4th at the Mill Valley Film Festival presented by the California Film Institute in San Rafael, CA.
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Rolling Large with PropShop
News: Rolling Large with PropShopPropshop turns to LightWave 11.6 and 3D printing to create unique movie objects, including a crazy car for the recent Muppets movie
Dressing a movie set can be complicated. After all, where does one get the large, intricately detailed, signature hammer – Mjolnir – wielded by the superhero Thor? Or the magnificent king’s staff and richly styled horse armor for Maleficent? For years now, Propshop in London has been building one-of-a-kind objects designed to suspend belief and transport audiences into the various film worlds created by the directors and art departments, whether for a visual gag or visual intrigue.
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Facilis TerraBlock Shared Storage Supercharges Turnaround for Buddha Jones
Buddha Jones is the entertainment-marketing heavyweight behind several film, television and game trailers for major studios like Paramount, Warner Brothers, NBC, Fox, EA and Ubisoft. With an impressive list of credits to its name and a reputation for delivering the highest-quality content, the company's services are in high demand in Hollywood. Each month Buddha Jones' creative team manages thousands of hours of HD and 4K footage. As its project load continues to grow, the team is banking on a Facilis TerraBlock Shared Storage System to handle the influx.
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Star and Screenwriter Sonja Bennett’s feature film “Preggoland” showcase her many talents at TIFF and VIFF with co-star Oscar nominee James Caan
News: Star and Screenwriter Sonja Bennett’s feature film “Preggoland” showcase her many talents at TIFF and VIFF with co-star Oscar nominee James CaanEarly reviews are in. Critics love Sonja’s edgy comedy-drama
Preggoland is very much Sonja Bennett’s baby (pun intended!). The movie marks her foray into screenwriting; in addition to starring in the Canadian indie, the award-winning actress penned the script. Opening to a much-hyped premiere at TIFF Canadian feature Preggoland will screen in Sonja’s hometown at the Vancouver International Film Festival.
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R2C Group Adds Facilis TerraBlock 24D to Keep the Creative Rolling
News: R2C Group Adds Facilis TerraBlock 24D to Keep the Creative RollingPortland-based R2C Group is the nation’s leading transactional brand building, direct response agency. The company creates, produces, distributes and measures messages that inspire consumer reactions to brands and products for clients like TaxACT.com, Humana and Bissell. Unlike traditional advertising, where projects typically end at delivery, content for R2C Group customers is continually modified throughout each campaign based on real-time feedback. Each creative project must be accessible for several months at a time, which quickly fills up the facility’s storage servers.
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Adobe Unveils Major Innovations for Video Technology at IBC 2014
News: Adobe Unveils Major Innovations for Video Technology at IBC 2014Continual Advancements Enable Video Pros to Stay Ahead in a Rapidly Evolving Industry
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE), the leader in creative software, today announced plans to significantly update Adobe Creative Cloud video desktop apps and Adobe Anywhere for video. These new capabilities, coming soon, build on Adobe’s industry-leading integration across video workflows enabling video professionals to create, collaborate and deliver high quality productions across multiple screens. Key updates include powerful new media and project management tools in Adobe Premiere Pro CC; a refreshed user-interface across all Adobe video desktop apps; and more streamlined production workflows empowering video professionals to edit more efficiently.
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RaceTech Invests in Ikegami HDK-55 Cameras
News: RaceTech Invests in Ikegami HDK-55 CamerasRaceTech, the leading supplier of television pictures and other services to the British horse-racing industry, has chosen Ikegami HDK-55 cameras as part of a continuing major upgrade into high-definition production. The initial order is for 18 complete HDK-55 camera chains including triax adapters and base stations plus OCP-300 control panels.
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Archion Accelerates Global Collaborative Editing with Adobe Anywhere
EditStor EO Shared Media Storage Brings Unique Functionality To Adobe's Leading Collaborative Video Workflow
Archion, a global leader in providing networked storage solutions for today's media workflows, announced that its EditStor EO shared storage system is now integrated with Adobe® Anywhere for video, the leading collaborative video workflow. Together, Archion’s EditStor and Adobe Anywhere deliver a comprehensive solution for Adobe Premiere® Pro CC, After Effects® CC and Prelude® CC, part of the Adobe Creative Cloud®.
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Custom Consoles Module-R, EditOne and Media Wall Furniture Chosen for Large Malaysian Television and Film Production Facility
News: Custom Consoles Module-R, EditOne and Media Wall Furniture Chosen for Large Malaysian Television and Film Production FacilityMalaysia-based broadcast systems integrator Digistar has chosen Custom Consoles furniture at the core of a new construction project for a large television and film production facility in Iskandar, Malaysia.
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Darkroom Asia Illuminates the Industry with Mistika
News: Darkroom Asia Illuminates the Industry with MistikaFirst Film Posted in Mistika at Darkroom Asia Helps to Revitalise the Film Industry in Pakistan
Pioneering post house Darkroom Asia won a major contract with ARY Films as a strategic partner in providing post production and VFX-related services, as a direct result of its investment in an SGO Mistika 4K system purchased from reseller Pixelution. Darkroom Asia is the first facility in Pakistan to host a cutting-edge Mistika 4K suite to support its television commercials and feature film projects.
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Canada’s Woodbine Entertainment Uses FOR-A 4K Camera for Racing Coverage of The Queen’s Plate
News: Canada’s Woodbine Entertainment Uses FOR-A 4K Camera for Racing Coverage of The Queen’s PlateKicking off the 2014 season of Canada’s Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack hosted The Queen’s Plate Stakes last month. The event is the longest continuously run stakes race in North America, and this year marked its 155th anniversary. To ensure not a moment of horseracing action was missed, production of the event included use of FOR-A’s FT-ONE 4K variable frame rate camera, used in conjunction with FOR-A’s ZE-ONE 4K extraction system.
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Sonnet Announces Modular Rackmount Enclosure for Latest Mac Pro® Computers
News: Sonnet Announces Modular Rackmount Enclosure for Latest Mac Pro® ComputersSonnet's RackMac™ Pro Provides Secure Mounting for One or Two Mac Pro Computers in a Space-Efficient Rackmount Enclosure
Sonnet today announced its RackMac™ Pro rackmount solution for the new Mac Pro® computer. Ideal for use in IT equipment racks and transportable rack applications, as well as in offices and classrooms, the unit supports the installation of one or two new Mac Pro computers mounted side by side in a 4U rack space and offers features for ease of operation.
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Director Seth Epstein & Stardust Team With Epic Artist Collective CYRCLE & DC Shoes On Film Supporting New Product Collaboration
News: Director Seth Epstein & Stardust Team With Epic Artist Collective CYRCLE & DC Shoes On Film Supporting New Product CollaborationLed by Director Seth Epstein, the creative team at Stardust has just completed an innovative film, commissioned by DC Shoes for DC brand featuring Design/Graffiti and Art Collective CYRCLE. Created primarily for digital distribution, the campaign features two of DC’s sponsored Skaters and original designs by Cyrcle taken from the new product capsule designed in collaboration with DC Shoes.
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Light Of Day’s Nordeen Lifts A Promise Of Safety To The Skies For Johnson’s Baby
News: Light Of Day’s Nordeen Lifts A Promise Of Safety To The Skies For Johnson’s BabyNY-based production and VFX shop Light of Day director Charles Nordeen answers a customer call-to-action with a promise of hope and safety in the new 2:00 “Our Promise” for Johnson’s Baby out of RF Binder. The spot reacts to requests for safer products, celebrating this continued dedication to their customers by banding their staff and families to create a flock of 1,000 origami paper storks with words of their promise. Nordeen captures the genuine warmth and connectedness evoked in the team as they work alongside their children, colleagues and friends to put a touch of personal craftsmanship on their corporate commitment. The spot was edited by Cutting Room, NY editor Chris Hellman.
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Swimming with the "Sharks in Sharknado 2: The Second One"
News: Swimming with the "Sharks in Sharknado 2: The Second One"The Creative Team at The Asylum Turns to LightWave 3D Software to Deliver 99% of the Visual Effects for the Sequel to the Syfy Network’s Popular Sharknado Franchise
When actors, chainsaws, and shark-filled tornadoes come together onscreen, it’s television magic. Such is the case with "Sharknado 2: The Second One," which delivers even more excitement than the original "Sharknado" of 2013.
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AlphaDogs Dishes Up Final Audio For Last Supper
News: AlphaDogs Dishes Up Final Audio For Last SupperWith all the attention focused on a film’s visuals, its audio sometimes receives insufficient attention. The best cinematography and visual finish can be ruined by inadequate audio post-production, an outcome that separates the amateur from the professional filmmaker.
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Leading Colorist chooses Mistika for Sony's TV series “Chosen”
News: Leading Colorist chooses Mistika for Sony's TV series “Chosen”Juan Ignacio Cabrera leads the way with Mistika
Inspiring Los Angeles-based Juan Ignacio Cabrera recently handled the post production for the second and third seasons of "Chosen," the most successful show on Sony's Crackle TV network. Leading colorist Juan Ignacio Cabrera graded the series on a Mistika 4K system from SGO.
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TV2000 Deploys Dalet Enterprise MAM for Program Preparation and News Production
Installation Includes Dalet Brio Servers for Ingest and Playout; Single Dalet MAM Platform Unifies Workflows and Integrates Systems, Providing Tools for End-to-End Video News Production, Program Prep and Distribution
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions software and services for content producers, announced today that TV2000 has successfully deployed the Dalet News Suite solution for news production, broadcasting and web publication and Dalet Media Life to manage program preparation. The Dalet solutions share the same Dalet MAM platform to manage media and metadata across different workflows, offering task-specific tools tailored to production needs. TV2000 is Italy’s primary television channel for news related to the Pope, the Vatican and the Catholic Church. Newscasts, live magazine-style shows, religious programs and live liturgical services are key elements of the channel’s schedule, which is supplemented with family-oriented and themed movies.
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IBC 2014 Preview: Custom Consoles to promote latest Media Wall, Module-R, EditOne and System Two at IBC2014
News: IBC 2014 Preview: Custom Consoles to promote latest Media Wall, Module-R, EditOne and System Two at IBC2014The latest version of Custom Consoles' Media Wall multiscreen mounting system makes its first European-mainland appearance at IBC2014, Amsterdam, September 12-16. Exhibiting on stand 8.A20, Custom Consoles will additionally display a television production gallery desk based on the established Module-R range of technical furniture. Also being promoted at IBC2014 will be the recently developed EditOne and SystemTwo desk series. The company will be represented by Neil Reed (Managing Director), Graham Buchanan (Commercial Director) and Gary Fuller (Sales Manager).
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Manhattan Edit Workshop Adds DaVinci Resolve 11 Workshops to its Stellar Lineup
Grade like a pro with the latest version of DaVinci Resolve; July workshops taught by ICA co-founder and instructor Warren Eagles
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has just announced new dates for DaVinci Resolve workshops, which will be taught by Warren Eagles, professional color grader and co-founder of the International Colorist Academy (ICA). Touted as the color grading system of choice for many of Hollywood's blockbuster production studios, DaVinci Resolve 11 was announced earlier this year to much excitement over its expanded set of editing features among many other upgrades.
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4K Boom Drives Pablo Rio Sales in Japan
Japanese Post Production Houses Choose Quantel For Efficient High Resolution Workflows
With 4K rapidly gaining hold as the medium of choice in Japan for movies, high quality TV programs and large screen public displays, post houses have turned to Quantel and Pablo Rio to handle 4K post production.
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Ataboy Delivers Haunting and Gritty Neo-noir Music Video for The Peach Kings’ “Mojo Thunder”
News: Ataboy Delivers Haunting and Gritty Neo-noir Music Video for The Peach Kings’ “Mojo Thunder”Design & Animation Studio Takes Style Cue From Neo-Noir Graphic Novels
When swamp rock blues duo The Peach Kings needed a video for the title track of their just-released EP “Mojo Thunder,” they found their match in New York-based design & animation studio Ataboy. The storytelling-driven animated video tells a hypnotic tale of vice and voodoo and explores how cycles of abuse and pain can trigger self-destructive behavior.
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AlphaDogs "Movie Night" Interrupted By Mysterious Stranger
News: AlphaDogs "Movie Night" Interrupted By Mysterious StrangerWe’ve all heard the cliché “fix it in post” while working on a project, but what often is not given enough thought is who will fix it in post? Choosing the right post-production facility to finish your project is something every independent filmmaker should take into careful consideration before production even begins. Finding a trusted partner who can work with you from concept to finish and has a genuine interest in making sure your project looks and sounds its absolute best is key to getting your work noticed. Post is no longer “just post” and in today’s world not all post-production facilities are the same when it comes to the level of service offered to indie filmmakers.
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Filmlight’s Baselight Helps Encore finish House of Cards Season Two in 4K
News: Filmlight’s Baselight Helps Encore finish House of Cards Season Two in 4KThe second season of House of Cards, the political drama from Netflix, was released on 14 February 2014. For the first time, 4K and Ultra HD were among the deliverables from post-production and VFX company Encore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company.
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Carbon VFX Turns Carter’s World Upside Down in MTV Promo
News: Carbon VFX Turns Carter’s World Upside Down in MTV Promo“Finding Carter,” MTV’s newest scripted drama series, tells the story of 16 year-old Carter’s life-changing discovery that the woman she thought was her mother actually kidnapped her when she was three years-old.
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"Cathedrals of Culture" Aspires to Great New Heights with the Mistika Finishing Treatment
News: "Cathedrals of Culture" Aspires to Great New Heights with the Mistika Finishing TreatmentOnline Editor Christian Tröger working at Berlin's ARRI Mitte used Mistika's advanced toolsets to post produce majestic scenes in "Cathedrals of Culture." Neue Road Movies, owned by Oscar award-winning director Wim Wenders, produced the striking film which portrays various buildings around the world. Using the visual language of stereoscopic film-making, it was directed by acclaimed directors bringing their own unique style. Wim Wenders covers the Berlin Philharmonic building; Robert Redford's film shows off the Salk Institute at La Jolla in California; Michael Glawogger depicts the National Library in Russia's St. Petersburg; Michael Madsen features the Halden Prison in Norway; Margreth Olin sheds light on the Oslo Opera House and Karim Ainouz focuses on the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
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Custom Consoles announces EditOne Audio Desk
News: Custom Consoles announces EditOne Audio DeskCustom Consoles announces addition to its EditOne range of studio furniture. The new EditOne Audio desk is designed to accommodate an Avid C24 control surface. It also incorporates desktop-level equipment bays at left and right. These can hold a total of six 1U chassis and provide platforms for flat-screen picture monitors, computer GUI displays or loudspeakers.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve Used for SanDisk Ad Campaign
News: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve Used for SanDisk Ad CampaignBlackmagic Design announced today that its Pocket Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve were used on a new ad campaign by SanDisk, one of the world’s top brands for memory cards.
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Modus Operandi Launches New Belvedere Website and #knowthedifference Campaign
News: Modus Operandi Launches New Belvedere Website and #knowthedifference CampaignDigital agency Modus Operandi has completed the first major initiative for client Belvedere: a completely redesigned website featuring brand videos conceived by Modus Operandi and directed by Christopher Ferguson via sister company ModOp Films. Part of the #knowthedifference campaign, the website highlights the Collection, Cocktails, Culture and Character of the World’s Original Luxury Vodka. Modus Operandi also manages the Belvedere robust social media channels, providing original content and cultivating conversations surrounding the many facets of Belvedere culture.
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Filmworkers Launches “Churchill’s Studio” for Visual Effects and CG
News: Filmworkers Launches “Churchill’s Studio” for Visual Effects and CGRob Churchill to lead new creative unit, whose first project is an all-CG spot for Cedar Fair.
Continuing its expansion mode, Filmworkers has formed a new in-house creative unit, Churchill’s Studio, focused on visual effects and animation. Headed by Visual Effects Director Rob Churchill, the new unit will provide services ranging from compositing and visual effects to full CG production.
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Super Star Power Productions Relies on Qube Cinema Server and IMB for Its New 4K DI Suite
News: Super Star Power Productions Relies on Qube Cinema Server and IMB for Its New 4K DI SuitePowering Full 4K Color Grading and DCP Review of Feature Films
Qube Cinema has installed its XP-I server and Xi 4K integrated media block (IMB) in Super Star Power Productions’ new 4K DI suite in Los Angeles. The combination postproduction facility and theater offers a seamless 4K pipeline from review of uncompressed 4K image files taken directly from 4K cameras, through color grading at 4K, to the Qube XP-I server and Xi IMB and projected via Barco's new DP4K-P postproduction projector. Hollywood producers and directors of feature films will now be able to review 4K images, color grade at 4K in real time and generate 4K DCPs for final QC, all from a single 4K projector in a home-like setting.
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"House of Cards" gets 4K Finish with FilmLight’s Baselight
News: "House of Cards" gets 4K Finish with FilmLight’s BaselightThe second series of "House of Cards," Netflix’s hugely popular political drama, was released on 14 February and made available to subscribers in 4k Ultra HD. Encore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company, handled the show’s post production, with Lead Colourist Laura Jans-Fazio grading in uncompressed 4k at the post-production and VFX company’s Los Angeles location. To achieve the desired results, she leveraged a Baselight TWO system and Blackboard control surface.
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Super Star Power Productions Purchases Pablo Rio
Los Angeles Production and Post Production Company Chooses Quantel as Workflow Hub for its Unique Post House Facility
Playa Vista, Los Angeles-based production and post company, Super Star Power Productions (SSPP), has purchased a Quantel Pablo Rio 4KO color and finishing system. The Pablo Rio is the centerpiece of this revolutionary new facility that is giving a new meaning to the term 'post house'.
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The Colonie’s Bob Ackerman Edits Hebrew National Spots Shot by Backyard Films’ Kevin Smith.
News: The Colonie’s Bob Ackerman Edits Hebrew National Spots Shot by Backyard Films’ Kevin Smith.Just in time for the summer barbeque season, Bob Ackerman, partner and editor at The Colonie, has finished a new campaign for Hebrew National.
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PALO ALTO Creative Team Collaborates with FotoKem on DI
News: PALO ALTO Creative Team Collaborates with FotoKem on DIFotoKem recently completed the digital intermediate and post production services for the indie film Palo Alto. Working with director/screenwriter Gia Coppola and cinematographer Autumn Durald, FotoKem colorist Alastor Arnold fine-tuned the natural look created in camera to ensure the filmmakers’ vision for this teen tale is reflected on the big screen.
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Nice Shoes Opens Its New Creative Studio
News: Nice Shoes Opens Its New Creative StudioNice Shoes announces the opening of the Nice Shoes Creative Studio, headed by Executive Producer Geraint Owen. Joining Owen are newly signed Creative Director/Director James Coulson, Creative Director/Director Harry Dorrington and VFX/Animation Director Steve Parish. Nice Shoes, entering its 18th year as a leader in color grading and finishing, has expanded creative capabilities and constructed an entirely new workspace for the Creative Studio team in the company’s NYC office.
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World Famous Helps Volvo "Look Forward" in New Spot
Full service creative studio World Famous recently produced "Looking Forward," the first spot in Volvo's new "Wonder of Summer" ad campaign. Written and directed by World Famous' Jesse Harris, :30 and :60 versions of the spot are airing now across the U.S.
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Apple Unveils iOS 8, the Biggest Release Since the Launch of the App Store
Introduces iCloud Photo Library, New Messages Features & New Health App
Apple® today unveiled iOS 8, the biggest release since the launch of the App Store℠, giving users incredible new features and developers the tools to create amazing new apps. iOS 8 delivers a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience, including iCloud® Photo Library, allowing you to enjoy your photos and videos more easily across your devices; new Messages features to easily share voice, video or photos with just a swipe; and an entirely new Health app that gives you a clear overview of your health and fitness data all in one place. iOS 8 also includes predictive typing for Apple’s QuickType™ keyboard; Family Sharing, the easiest way to share purchases, photos and calendars within the same household; and iCloud Drive™, so you can store files and access them from anywhere.
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Filmworkers Uses Scare Tactics in New Campaign for Cedar Fair
News: Filmworkers Uses Scare Tactics in New Campaign for Cedar FairAll-CG Spot Produced by Filmworkers’ New VFX and Animation Unit Churchill Studio Introduces “Banshee,” the World’s Largest Inverted Roller Coaster.
Filmworkers’ new creative unit Churchill Studio encourages viewers to face their worst fears (while enjoying the thrill of their lives) in a new spot for amusement park giant Cedar Fair and Chicago agency Cramer-Krasselt. "Everything You Fear" is an all-CG spot introducing "Banshee," a new roller coaster debuting at Cedar Fair’s Kings Island park this summer.
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Belvedere Vodka Names Modus Operandi Global Digital Agency of Record
Belvedere Vodka, the world’s original luxury vodka and a part of Moet Hennessey, today announced a global partnership with digital agency Modus Operandi. As global digital agency of record, Modus Operandi will manage Belvedere’s digital channels; mobile, social and web. As part of the collaboration, Modus Operandi and Belvedere’s brand team will support the launch of its “Know the Difference” 2014 campaign.
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Heavy Weather: Technicolor – PostWorks New York Completes Post for “Noah”
News: Heavy Weather: Technicolor – PostWorks New York Completes Post for “Noah”In its Third Collaboration with Darren Aronofsky, The New York Post Facility Manages a Film Based Workflow and Intensive Grading Sessions for Biblical Epic.
Technicolor-PostWorks New York marked its third collaboration with Darren Aronofsky in providing post production services for "Noah," the director’s epic inspired by the story of Noah in the Old Testament. The facility provided everything from 35mm film processing to editorial conforming and final color grading. Technicolor-PostWorks played a similar role on Aronofsky’s films "The Wrestler" and "Black Swan," but "Noah’s" complex visuals made it the largest feature film post production project ever undertaken in New York.
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The Graphic Film Company Sinks its Teeth Into iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology For "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D"
News: The Graphic Film Company Sinks its Teeth Into iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology For "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D"Screening May 16 At Cannes Film Festival, 3D Animated Horror Classic Reboot Benefits From Markerless Mocap Workflow With Unprecedented Flexibility and Productivity,
With a seemingly unquenchable appetite for zombie movies, movie-goers will get their fill in 2014 with "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D," a 3D animated reboot of the original 1968 horror classic. The film features visual effects from The Graphic Film Company, Los Angeles, which relied on the iPi Soft iPi Motion Capture markerless motion capture software solution. The software’s ability to easily create massive amounts of zombie action and seamlessly integrate it with the studio’s complex workflow, provided the filmmakers limitless creative freedom.
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Sennheiser at the 2014 ECHO Awards: Glamour Gala with Record Viewing Figures
News: Sennheiser at the 2014 ECHO Awards: Glamour Gala with Record Viewing FiguresOn March 27, the 23rd ECHO Awards Ceremony was held in Berlin. Presented by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie (German Association of Recording Companies), they are considered to be one of the most important music awards in the world and honour the most successful national and international stars from the past year. German broadcaster ARD broadcast the awards ceremony live from the Messe Berlin exhibition centre during its prime time slot. Artists including Kylie Minogue and Shakira and host Helene Fischer used microphones from the Sennheiser product portfolio throughout the evening. Both wireless and wired solutions from the audio specialist ensured excellent sound quality for the audience in the exhibition hall, and for more than four million TV viewers.
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Cutters Adds Former mcgarrybowen Producer Julia Pepe to New York Staff
News: Cutters Adds Former mcgarrybowen Producer Julia Pepe to New York StaffThe leaders from global editorial company Cutters are very proud to announce the addition of Julia Pepe to their staff as a producer. The appointment is effective immediately.
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Nunchaku’s Jony Perel Improves World Cup Soccer Fan Performance For P&G
News: Nunchaku’s Jony Perel Improves World Cup Soccer Fan Performance For P&GMexican star Eugenio Derbez puts the fans front and center
Los Angeles/Buenos Aires-based Nunchaku director Jony Perel along with director Nico Kasakoff make soccer (fútbol) fans more than ready for World Cup play in a sidesplitting web campaign “The Fan Trainer” for P&G out of Wing Latino, NYC/Miami for the Latin market. The 2:30 “Call to Arms” web film features the charismatic Eugenio Derbez using toothpaste, deodorant, laundry detergent and dandruff shampoo to enhance fan performance, and the 1:38 “Oral B” focuses on a foul-mouthed fanatic in need of a ‘cleaner’ mouth. The comical, garb-stained :26 “Ariel Argentina” and :18 “Ariel Mexico” round out the campaign. Mexican TV celebrity Eugenio Derbez leads the campaign after having recently served as Writer/Director/Actor in the comedy-drama feature Instructions Not Included, which played to international acclaim, even securing the spot for the highest-grossing Mexican film of all time.
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Lucky Post And Agency Slingshot Highlight “Texas Cities” In New Tourism Spot
News: Lucky Post And Agency Slingshot Highlight “Texas Cities” In New Tourism SpotAgency Slingshot tapped Lucky Post to help capture the spirit of the state for Texas Tourism in a new spot that recently launched nationwide. The journey takes viewers to Texas’ cities, forged by trailblazers and free thinkers who seized every moment. The spot encourages travelers to do the same, highlighting just a few of the many cultural offerings, unique experiences, and compelling sights available in the state’s distinctive metropolises.
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loyalkaspar Reveals "Morgan Spurlock Inside Man" For CNN
News: loyalkaspar Reveals "Morgan Spurlock Inside Man" For CNNCNN recently tapped entertainment branding agency loyalkaspar to create a multi-platform marketing campaign for the second season of the popular CNN Original Series "Morgan Spurlock Inside Man," hosted and produced by the Oscar®-nominated documentary filmmaker. Premiering Sunday, April 13th at 10:00 p.m. ET, the one-hour weekly series tackles a wide range of subjects that are part of the national conversation in the U.S., including personal privacy, income disparity, America’s obsession with pets, and the big business of college athletics.
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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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