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Cineversity announces new "Perception Guide to FUI" tutorial series
Cineversity announces new "Perception Guide to FUI" tutorial series
Pioneering Motion Graphics Studio Reveals Design Techniques and Tips to Help Cinema 4D Artists Create Cinematic Visions of the Future
MAXON is pleased to announce the “Perception Guide to Fictional User Interface ”, a comprehensive tutorial series for its Cineversity training and resource site. Created by the New York City-based Perception motion graphics studio creative team, the tutorials are designed to help CG artists learn the technical aspects of creating futuristic motion graphics imagery.
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Technicolor PostWorks Prepares 10 Films for Sundance
Technicolor PostWorks Prepares 10 Films for SundanceContinuing its long-standing support for independent film, Technicolor PostWorks New York helped to prepare a combined 10 features and documentaries for screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The facility provided services including editorial conforming, color grading, deliverables and sound mixing for films premiering in the U.S. Narrative and Documentary competitions and other programs. The Sundance Film Festival is scheduled for January 19–29 in Park City, Utah.
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To Infini and beyond - ftrack powers Orv VFX
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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NEWS: Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Filmmaker-Producer Sir Ridley Scott Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award
NEWS: Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Filmmaker-Producer Sir Ridley Scott Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement AwardToday, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, named multiple award-winning director-producer Sir Ridley Scott as the recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his enormous contributions to filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the 14th Annual VES Awards on February 2, 2016 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Visual Effects Society to Present Visual Futurist and Iconic Artist Syd Mead with its Visionary Award
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the visual effects industry’s professional global honorary society, named acclaimed visual futurist and conceptual artist Syd Meadas the next recipient of its Visionary Award in recognition of his enormous contributions to visual arts and filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the 14th Annual VES Awards on February 2, 2016 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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yU+co Draws Inspiration from Yesterday for "Tomorrowland"
yU+co Draws Inspiration from Yesterday for "Tomorrowland"
Studio’s captivating 3D animated main-on-end title sequence based on the future visions of past generations
yU+co’s main-on-end title sequence for the Walt Disney Pictures movie Tomorrowlandpresents a series of mesmerizing portraits of the future as imagined by visionaries of the past. The 3D animated sequence, which delivers the movie’s end credits, takes audiences on a breathtaking tour through a vast metropolis whose various iterations show the “world of tomorrow” as envisioned by successive generations of “dreamers.”
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Rodeo FX Delivers Escape Sequence for Tomorrowland
Rodeo FX Delivers Escape Sequence for Tomorrowland
Combining Practical Elements with CGI for a Realistic Look
Rodeo FX completed 50 visual effects shots for the latest Brad Bird movie, Tomorrowland, including digital matte painting, bluescreen compositing, scene enhancements, CG effects and simulation, and a thrilling sequence in which the central characters escape in a rocket-propelled bathtub pod moments before their farmhouse explodes. Partnering once again with ILM, Rodeo FX combined digital effects and miniatures shot in-house to deliver visual effects for a magical and futuristic world.
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Blackmagic Production Camera 4K Used to Shoot Pseudo Echo's 'Ultraviolet' Music Video
Blackmagic Production Camera 4K Used to Shoot Pseudo Echo's 'Ultraviolet' Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K was used to shoot Australian new wave band Pseudo Echo’s music video for the title track off their new album “Ultraviolet.” Shot entirely on green screen, Melbourne, Australia based production company Final Focus required a 4K camera that delivered Ultra HD cinematic images at an affordable cost.
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Press Release: Big Block and Digitas Go On The Road for GMC.com
Press Release: Big Block and Digitas Go On The Road for GMC.com
Big Block Brings Innovative Design and Filming Techniques To Digital Launch of 2015 GMC Sierra HD
Big Block and Digitas Boston were in high gear for the online launch of GMC’s 2015 Sierra 2500 Denali HD truck. It was essential that the design and content of their collaboration on GMC’s digital marketing for the Denali HD capture the attitude, refined luxury and powerful capabilities of this upper echelon brand for a sophisticated buyer demographic.
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Visual Effects Society Names Ridley Scott Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award; to be Presented at VES Awards Feb 4, 2015
Visual Effects Society Names Ridley Scott Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award; to be Presented at VES Awards Feb 4, 2015Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, named multiple award-winning director-producer Ridley Scott as the recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his enormous contributions to filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the 13th Annual VES Awards on February 4, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Big Block Design Group and ESPN Reveal Stunning Rebrand of ESPN’S Entire Lineup of NFL Shows
Big Block Design Group and ESPN Reveal Stunning Rebrand of ESPN’S Entire Lineup of NFL Shows
BBDG and ESPN’s Massive Design Collaboration Spans 18 Months
Big Block Design Group (BBDG) and ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports coverage, recently unveiled a stunning rebrand of ESPN’s entire lineup of NFL shows, the network’s most valuable franchise.
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Silver Telly’s for Traveling Picture Show Company
Awards include Director Andrews Jenkins "Li Ning - Frozen Moment" in the Regional TV & Multi-Market Cable - Sports/Sporting Goods/Games category, and Director Chris Woods for "Esse Quam Videri” in the Non-Broadcast Productions - Charitable/Not-for-profit category.
Traveling Picture Show Company announced today that it had won Telly Awards for commercial work by Director/Partner Chris Woods and Director Andrews Jenkins.
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Combining the Power of cineSync Pro with the Simplicity of Frankie: Rodeo FX Works on "Birdman"
Postproduction Studio Creates Collaborative Review Workflow for Feature Films, TV and Commercials
Rodeo FX relies on both cineSync Pro and Frankie for its postproduction work on feature films, TV shows and commercials, including the movie "Birdman," to be released by New Regency later this year. The Montreal-based VFX studio has created a collaborative workflow that relies on these review-and-approval tools for its work with clients and creatives around the world. With cineSync Pro and Frankie in place, post studios like Rodeo FX are maximizing efficiency even when the production company, director, ad agency and other creatives are in different cities.
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Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”
Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”
Visual Effects House Was Lead Vendor for Futuristic Action Adventure
Visual effects house Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, was the lead vendor on Summit Entertainment’s “Divergent,” which has grossed over $175 million at the worldwide box office in its first four weeks of release. Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, brought the film to theaters in North America on March 21, 2014.
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"Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"
"Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"
Big Block Creates Futuristic Drone Squadron for Subaru and DDB Canada
Bicoastal digital production and design studio Big Block produced the live action shoot, virtual obstacle course and animated drone fleet for the television, cinema and online commercial “Subaru WRX STI vs. the Drones.” To show off the 2015 Subaru WRX STI’s best-in-its-class high performance power and impeccable control, DDB Canada’s Toronto office developed the concept of a futuristic autocross course made of CG drone quadcopters to challenge the WRX STI with real-time precision driving.
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HēLō Oscar-Winning Director Daniel Junge And Oscar Nominated Director Kief Davidson To Premiere Beyond The Brick: A Lego® Brickumentary At Tribeca Film Festival
First official fan-focused LEGO® documentary will feature voiceover by Jason Bateman
Oscar-winning director Daniel Junge, along with Oscar-nominated director Kief Davidson and HēLō celebrate one of the most iconic toy enterprises in BEYOND THE BRICK: A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY. The film, narrated by Jason Bateman, delves into all things surrounding the LEGO brick and the global phenomenon it has become. Produced by HēLō’s Brendan Kiernan and Justin Moore-Lewy, in conjunction with GEM Pictures, Tiburon Pictures, and Futuristic Films, the film will have its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, April 20th at New York City’s SVA Theater.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic URSA
Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic URSA
Introducing the world’s first digital film camera designed to revolutionize on set workflow while featuring a user upgradable sensor and lens mount, large 10 inch fold out monitor and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA, a new high end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set. Built to handle the ergonomics of large film crews as well as single person use, URSA has multiple accessories built in, including a massive 10 inch fold out on set monitor, large user upgradable Super 35 global shutter 4K image sensor and internal dual RAW and Apple ProRes recorders.
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HOBO Adds Cinematic Sound Design To “Human Revolution” Premiering March 25 On Machinima.com
HOBO Adds Cinematic Sound Design To “Human Revolution” Premiering March 25 On Machinima.com
Creative Audio House Delivers Signature Sound For Action-Packed 13-Minute Short Based On The Popular Video Game
Set in the year 2027, the sci-fi adventure “Human Revolution - Deus Ex,” which premieres Tuesday, March 25 on Machinima.com’s Machinima Prime channel, imagines a dystopian society in which multinational corporations are larger than national governments and one man – equal parts human and machine – is determined to destroy the system. Director/writer/actor Moe Charif turned to sound design/audio house HOBO to craft an audio landscape as intricate and immersive as the visual one he created.
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HOAX Films Creates “Experiential” Website for Organ Regeneration Science Pioneer MEBO International
HOAX Films Creates “Experiential” Website for Organ Regeneration Science Pioneer MEBO International
MEBO Campus site feature a floating city that continues to grow.
Kevin Xu, CEO of MEBO International has come up with a novel way to introduce audience to the achievements of organ regeneration science. Visitors to the California-based company’s campus website find themselves in a computer-generated floating city that’s home to a towering library, a giant rotating sphere and other iconic wonders. Visitors can choose to tour the city on foot or from the seat of a translucent shuttlecraft while a narrator describes “a revolution in science that will change our lives.”
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iZotope and BT Release BreakTweaker™
Make beats you’ve never heard before with the beat machine of the future
The NAMM Show, iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, and GRAMMY®-nominated composer and technologist, BT, have combined creative forces to bring you a drum sculpting and beat sequencing environment that blurs the line between rhythm and melody.
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Northern Lights And Superexploder Take Home Top Prizes At 2013 AICE Camp Kuleshov
Northern Lights And Superexploder Take Home Top Prizes At 2013 AICE Camp KuleshovNew York-based editorial boutique Northern Lights assistant editor Jon Simpson transforms the small town dancing teens of "Footloose," into a group of demon-possessed juveniles in the :50 "Screwloose" trailer that took home top prize at the 2013 AICE Camp Kuleshov contest. The win marks the studio's third first place honor in the competition's 10-year history.
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Creative Studio Hēlō Lands In Venice
Creative Studio Hēlō Lands In VeniceDigital agency veteran Brendan Kiernan and seasoned film/commercial producer Justin Moore-Lewy have assembled a roster of groundbreaking directors, content creators and production designers for experiential projects to launch Venice, CA/NYC-based production hub, HēLō (pronounced Hee-low.) A nimble, cross-platform creative production company focused on storytelling for integrated entertainment and advertising, HēLō is currently in production on "Beyond the Brick,"(http://thelegodocumentary.com/) the first feature-length “brickumentary” about the global culture surrounding LEGO® with Academy Award-winning director Daniel Junge (Saving Face) and Academy Award-nominated director Kief Davidson (Open Heart). The film, which is slated for theatrical release in early 2014, tells the International story of how the world’s most popular toy became a global phenomenon for children and adults, which the HēLō team captures through the colorful lens of culture, art and education.
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New Sci-Fi Short Film Starring Paul Reubens Launches on Nerdist.com; "The Final Moments of Karl Brant" Produced by Level 256 VFX
New Sci-Fi Short Film Starring Paul Reubens Launches on Nerdist.com; "The Final Moments of Karl Brant" Produced by Level 256 VFX"The Final Moments of Karl Brant,” a new, sci-fi short film starring Paul Reubens which premiered in San Diego at Comic Con, can now be viewed on Nerdist.com.
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Oblivion 3D Motion Graphics Design Team Innovates With MAXON CINEMA 4D
Oblivion 3D Motion Graphics Design Team Innovates With MAXON CINEMA 4D
In-Camera and On-Screen Visual Effects Sequences Define Futuristic Tone of Universal Pictures’ New Action-Adventure
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced that an award-winning team of motion graphics designers and animators leveraged the company’s popular CINEMA 4D software application to visualize and design the complex in-camera and on-screen motion-graphics sequences in Universal Pictures’ "Oblivion".
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MAXON Applauds Oscar® and Visual Effects Society Awards Winners and Nominees
MAXON Applauds Oscar® and Visual Effects Society Awards Winners and Nominees
Innovative VFX Sequences in Life of Pi, Prometheus and Men in Black 3 Benefit from CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D Technology
MAXON congratulates the many customers that won and were nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Visual Effects Society (VES) and other prominent creative arts organizations for outstanding achievement in the visual effects and other categories who leveraged the company’s professional 3D solutions – CINEMA 4D and Body Paint 3D – to create this year’s most proclaimed characters, backgrounds and environments.
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Method Studios Provides VFX Expertise To KIA Super Bowl Spots
Method Studios Provides VFX Expertise To KIA Super Bowl Spots
Artists create fully CG animals, environments and augmented female robots
Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, has collaborated with agency David&Goliath on two commercials for KIA which premiered during Super Bowl XLVII. "Space Babies," directed by Jake Scott (RSA), and "Hotbots," directed by Carl Erik Rinsch (MJZ) provided a wealth of inspiring VFX challenges to Method's creative team in Los Angeles. Stephanie Gilgar, Method Studios' Executive Producer comments, "It's an honor to have been entrusted to deliver two of the most VFX-heavy ads seen during this year's big game - a yearly highlight in the US television commercials industry".
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2012 National Film Registry Picks in A League of Their Own
NFL Film, “A Christmas Story,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” Among Registry Additions
The excitement of national football; the first black star of an American feature-length film; the visionary battle between man and machine; and an award-winning actress born yesterday are part of a kaleidoscope of cinematic moments captured on film and tapped for preservation. The Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today named 25 motion pictures that have been selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. These cinematic treasures represent important cultural, artistic and historic achievements in filmmaking.
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Big Lazy Robot Leverages iPi Motion Capture™ To Bring Futuristic World To Life In ‘Keloid’
Big Lazy Robot Leverages iPi Motion Capture™ To Bring Futuristic World To Life In ‘Keloid’
Markerless Motion Capture Technology Facilitates Intricately Choreographed Robot Soldiers’ Performance In Short Trailer
The world of “Keloid” -- as realized in the intense two-minute, CG trailer for the future sci-fi feature created by Barcelona, Spain-based design/animation boutique Big Lazy Robot -- brims with danger, intrigue and a nightmarish future robot society, brought to life thanks to their inventive use of iPi Soft’s iPi Motion Capture™ software.
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Pixeldust Studios Makes Waves With Animated Sequences For National Geographic Channel’s Miniseries Event Alien Deep With Bob Ballard
Pixeldust Studios Makes Waves With Animated Sequences For National Geographic Channel’s Miniseries Event Alien Deep With Bob BallardPixeldust Studios, an Emmy Award-winning digital animation, visual design, and production company with studios in Washington, D.C. and New York City, has produced 200 animated sequences that will be featured throughout the new, five-part, mini-series event “Alien Deep with Bob Ballard,” premiering Sept. 16-17 on National Geographic Channel.
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Harvest Films’ Director Stephan Malik Creates Shapeways Brand Film
Project Highlights Extraordinary 3D Printing & Surrounding Creative Community
Harvest Films’ new director Stephan Malik turned his keen eye and talent to the extraordinary realm of 3D printing in a film for Shapeways. The branded documentary centers on the culture of creativity inspired by this incredible technology – from design innovation to beautifully rendered one-of-a-kind pieces. The film is a look into the Shapeways vision, community and 3D printing magic.
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Futuristic Films Director Eddie Alcazar To Direct Feature Documentary About Famed Boxer Johnny Tapia
Futuristic Films Director Eddie Alcazar To Direct Feature Documentary About Famed Boxer Johnny TapiaFuturistic Films has announced that Director Eddie Alcazar will direct and produce a feature documentary about the remarkable personality, life and legacy of boxer Johnny Tapia. Synthetic Creatures, in association with Futuristic Films, is producing the documentary, as well as Andrea Monier. Futuristic’s EPs Brendan Kiernan and Justin Moore-Lewy are executive producing the film.
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Futuristic Films' Director Richie Smyth Wins Silver Clio for "Best Direction"; Completes New PSA
Futuristic Films' Director Richie Smyth Wins Silver Clio for "Best Direction"; Completes New PSAFuturistic Films’ Director Richie Smyth has won a prestigious Silver Clio Award for “Best Direction” for his incredibly moving ISPCC (Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) PSA entitled “I Can’t Wait.” The project is also short-listed for a D&AD Award this year. Smyth accepted his Silver Clio Award at the gala ceremony in New York recently, accompanied by Futuristic Films’ Executive Producer Brendan Kiernan.
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Futuristic Films Welcomes Award-Winning Filmmaker And Oscar Nominee: Director Daniel Junge
Futuristic Films Welcomes Award-Winning Filmmaker And Oscar Nominee: Director Daniel JungeLed by Executive Producer Brendan Kiernan, Futuristic Films has signed the extraordinary directorial talent of Daniel Junge to the company’s roster. The International award-winning Documentarian is nominated for a 2012 Oscar for his film, “Saving Face” in the Documentary Short category.
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Alive & Well’s Hobson Breathes Life Into Ridley Scott’s Dreams For New Show, “Prophets Of Science Fiction”
Alive & Well’s Hobson Breathes Life Into Ridley Scott’s Dreams For New Show, “Prophets Of Science Fiction”Los Angeles-based Alive & Well director Henry Hobson explores Ridley Scott’s futuristic inner thoughts in a new promotional ad for “Prophets of Science Fiction,” produced in association with Prologue Films for the upcoming Science Channel 8-part series. The commercial gives viewers the opportunity to see Scott explaining the impact of prophetic authors, dreamers and creators. Hobson directed the iconic filmmaker and animated his production design sketches from Alien and Blade Runner. Scheduled to premiere November 9th, the Scott-executive produced show explores how science fiction masters such as Philip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, H.G Wells and George Lucas have both shaped and predicted the future.
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Pixomondo Relies on LightWave™ to Bring Dinosaurs to Life in "Terra Nova"
NewTek LightWave Delivers Final Pixels Onscreen in Hundreds of VFX Shots for Spielberg's "Terra Nova"
The two-hour premiere of Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated "Terra Nova" television series, which aired Monday September 26, 2011 on Fox Television, brings visually astounding science-fiction to prime time television once again—and NewTek LightWave™ software played a key role in the delivery.
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Digital Domain Helps Dodge Rebel Against the Sci-Fi Robot Future
Digital Domain Helps Dodge Rebel Against the Sci-Fi Robot Future
Directed by RSA's Carl Erik Rinsch via Wieden + Kennedy with VFX by Digital Domain, cinematic Dodge Charger spot rallies drivers of the future to reclaim their right to drive
Digital production studio Digital Domain was tapped by RSA director Carl Erik Rinsch to help Dodge envision what the future holds for those who love to drive. Via ad agency Wieden + Kennedy Portland, the cinematic :60 spot "The Future of Driving" imagines a sci-fi universe where humans allow robots to brush our teeth and walk our dogs -- but refuse to hand over the keys to our cars. Digital Domain created this futuristic world, including its technologies, machines and cityscapes. The spot premiered online in mid-April.
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Mark Stetson is Head of Features for Zoic Studios
Mark Stetson is Head of Features for Zoic StudiosOscar award-winning, visual effects luminary Mark Stetson has joined Zoic Studios to lead the company's feature film division.
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