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Avid Congratulates its Emmy Award-winning and Nominated Customers at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
Avid Congratulates its Emmy Award-winning and Nominated Customers at the 68th Primetime Emmy AwardsAvid customers relied on the MediaCentral Platform to create high-quality programs recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today congratulates its customers on their nominations and awards at the prestigious Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).  As part of the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which took place on September 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the creative arts awards honor the behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production.
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The Third Floor Wins Third Emmy on VFX Team for Game of Thrones
The Third Floor Wins Third Emmy on VFX Team for Game of ThronesCreative and Technical Visualization Helps Realize Epic Scenes for “The Battle of the Bastards”
Artists from international visualization studio THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. have received 2016 Creative Arts Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Special Visual Effects on the team from HBO’s Game of Thrones. Visual Effects Plate Supervisor Eric Carney from THE THIRD FLOOR and Previs Supervisor Michelle Blok from THE THIRD FLOOR LONDON were awarded Emmy® statuettes for contributions helping lead creative and technical previs and planning work for Season 6, Episode 9 “The Battle of the Bastards.”
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Rodeo FX Wins Third Consecutive Emmy Award for Game of Thrones
Rodeo FX Wins Third Consecutive Emmy Award for Game of ThronesRecipient of Outstanding Special Visual Effects Award for Season 6 “Battle of the Bastards”
For the third consecutive year Rodeo FX has won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects on HBO’s Game of Thrones. The VFX studio won the award for its work on “Battle of the Bastards”, the ninth and perhaps most memorable episode in Season 6.
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Rising Sun Pictures Launches Production Office in Sydney
Rising Sun Pictures Launches Production Office in SydneyNew operation at Fox Studios Australia will provide VFX support for international and Australian film and television productions.
Capitalising on a steady rise in international film and television production in Australia, Rising Sun Pictures, the Academy Award-nominated, Adelaide-based visual effects studio, has expanded its operation by opening a front-end office in Sydney. The new site will operate out of Fox Studios Australia and support productions located on the lot and based in the area.
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Deluxe Congratulates 'Game of Thrones' VFX Team on Emmy
HBO's Game of Thrones was honored with its fifth straight VFX Emmy this weekend. The Award-winning "Battle of the Bastards" episode included significant VFX work from Deluxe's Iloura, and Iloura VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst was honored among the winners.
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Imagineer Systems Showcases mocha Pro 5 plug-in and Previews 360° Virtual Reality Post-Production Tools for Adobe at IBC 2016
Imagineer Systems Showcases mocha Pro 5 plug-in and Previews 360° Virtual Reality Post-Production Tools for Adobe at IBC 2016New mocha Pro 5 planar tracking plug-in brings GPU-accelerated, efficient VFX workflows to Adobe Creative Cloud video tools.
Imagineer Systems will showcase mocha Pro 5, the major new release of its Academy Award-winning planar tracking & masking software, at IBC (Booth 7.K29) September 9-13, 2016 in Amsterdam. mocha Pro 5 provides advanced, GPU-accelerated planar tracking, including integrations with Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC and After Effects® CC. The Boris FX / Imagineer team will also preview a new co-developed technology for 360°-enabled virtual reality tools for the emerging cinematic VR filmmaking market.
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Pixel Underground Helps Peace Point Make an "Inspired" Move to UHD
Pixel Underground Helps Peace Point Make an "Inspired" Move to UHDPixel Underground has been providing post-production services to Canadian television producer Peace Point Entertainment Group for more than 15 years, but their latest project together, the food series Inspired with Anna Olson¸ broke new ground for both companies.
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SIM Group Supports Eleven TIFF Films
SIM Group Supports Eleven TIFF FilmsContinuing their long-standing support of independent film, SIM Group companies provided production and post-production services for 11 films debuting next month at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival.
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Cooke Optics Displays New Lenses at SET Expo 2016
Cooke Optics Displays New Lenses at SET Expo 2016SET EXPO, STAND 168 - Cooke to showcase new 35-140mm wide angle Anamorphic/i zoom lens,
new Anamorphic/i prime lenses.
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Shooting Jungle 'Down Under' and in Colombia Puts Cooke Optics' Anamorphic/i Lenses to the Test
Shooting Jungle‘Down Under’ and in Colombia puts Cooke Optics’ Anamorphic/i lenses to the Test- DP Stefan Duscio shoots Greg McLean’s psychological thriller Junglewith a classic adventure film look
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Rodeo FX Helps Bring to Life Game of Thrones Season 6
Rodeo FX Helps Bring to Life Game of Thrones Season 6Rodeo FX produced 152 visual effects shots for eight episodes of season 6 of Game of Thrones, HBO’s epic fantasy drama. The studio’s work included a pivotal battle scene at the gates of Meereen. Over six months, and working on the kind of tight production schedule required for episodic TV, Rodeo FX delivered cinematic quality work, enhancing the magic for audiences around the world. The studio has been nominated for another Emmy Award for its work on Game of Thrones. It previously won Emmys for seasons 4 and 5.
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Post Production Exec David Feldman Joins Post FactoryNY
Post Production Exec David Feldman Joins Post FactoryNYPost Factory​NY​, a SIM Group company, has appointed David Feldman as Senior Vice President for Features and Television as part of the facility’s ongoing effort to broaden and enhance its service offering. Feldman, previously Director of Feature Sales for Company 3 and Deluxe, New York, will lead sales and customer relations for newly­-expanded features and TV finishing services at Post Factory​NY. He will also liaise with other SIM Group companies to provide film and television producers with packaged services covering multiple aspects of production and post.
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Rising Sun Pictures Delivers VFX for "Game of Thrones" Finale
Rising Sun Pictures Delivers VFX for "Game of Thrones" FinaleFor the finale of season six of HBO’s smash hit Game of Thrones¸ Rising Sun Pictures faced a formidable challenge: replicate the sprawling city of King’s Landing and its central shrine, the Great Sept of Baelor, and then burn them to the ground in a magical, green-hued inferno.
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Boris FX and Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha pro 5 and Preview 360° Virtual Reality Post-Production Tools at SIGGRAPH 2016
Boris FX and Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha pro 5 and Preview 360° Virtual Reality Post-Production Tools at SIGGRAPH 2016New mocha Pro 5 planar tracking plug-in brings efficient VFX workflow to Adobe, Avid and Nuke workflows.
Leading visual effects software developers, Boris FX / Imagineer Systems, will be showcasing the newest version of Academy award-winning planar tracking software, mocha Pro 5, at SIGGRAPH (booth 426) on July 26-28, 2016 in Anaheim, California. The recently released mocha Pro 5 is a major new update adding GPU-accelerated planar tracking for speed increases and the ability to run as a plug-in within host applications such as Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, After Effects® CC, Avid Media Composer and now NUKE from The Foundry. Additionally, the Boris / Imagineer team will showcase a new co-developed technology preview of 360° enabled virtual reality tools created to assist the emerging cinematic VR filmmaking market.
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Post FactoryNY Appoints Liam Ford as CTO
Post FactoryNY Appoints Liam Ford as CTOWill oversee planned expansion of color grading and finishing services.
Post FactoryNY announces the appointment of Liam Ford as Chief Technology Officer. Ford joins the company with more than a decade of post-production engineering and IT experience, most recently as Vice President of Technology at Company 3, New York. At Post FactoryNY, Ford will assume the lead role in technology operations, strategy and planning. His first task will be to guide the technical aspects of a major expansion of the facility’s color grading and finishing services for theatrical and television projects.
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20 Emmy-Nominated Shows Supported by Services from the SIM Group
The SIM Group is proud to announce that its companies provided production and post-production services to 20 television productions nominated in the 68th Emmy® Awards. The 20 productions received a total of 123 nominations. Among them are Game of Thrones, The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and Fargo with 23 nominations, 22 nominations and 18 nominations, respectively.
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20 Emmy-Nominated Shows Supported by Services from the SIM Group
20 Emmy-Nominated Shows Supported by Services from the SIM GroupThe SIM Group is proud to announce that its companies provided production and post-production services to 20 television productions nominated in the 68th Emmy® Awards. The 20 productions received a total of 123 nominations. Among them are Game of Thrones, The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and Fargo with 23 nominations, 22 nominations and 18 nominations, respectively.
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Deluxe Creative Artists Contribute to 17 Productions Nominated for 68th Emmy® Awards in Key Categories
Work by Deluxe’s Iloura on Game of Thrones “Battle of the Bastards” Receives Outstanding VFX Nomination
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) is pleased to announce that its creative teams at Company 3, Encore, Deluxe studios, Iloura, and Level 3 contributed to 17 shows nominated in key overall and related craft categories for the 68th Emmy® Awards. In particular, work by Deluxe’s Iloura visual effects group, led by VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst, was recognized with nomination for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for Game of Thrones’ “Battle of the Bastards” episode (the show itself received 23 nominations). Deluxe creative work also contributed to these nominated shows, series and television movies:
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Chainsaw Delivers for "Game of Thrones"
Chainsaw Delivers for "Game of Thrones"The Record-Setting Top-rated Show Completes Sixth Seaso
Post-production finishing for the sixth season of HBO’s Emmy Award-winning series Game of Thrones recently wrapped up at Chainsaw, a SIM Group company. The facility handled visual effects integration, editorial conforming, final color grading and deliverables for the show.
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Cooke Optics Displays New Anamorphic/i Zoom Lens at IBC 2016
Anamorphic/i, 5/i, S4/i and miniS4/i lens ranges on display
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, will demonstrate the new 35-140mm zoom at IBC 2016, alongside a variety of Anamorphic/i, 5/i, S4/i and miniS4/i lenses on Stand 12.D10.
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Leader Europe to Show Latest 4K HDR Production and Test Tools at HPA Tech Retreat
Leader Europe to Show Latest 4K HDR Production and Test Tools at HPA Tech RetreatSee Leader Electronics on stand 12.A10 at IBC2016, Amsterdam, September 9-13
Leader Europe will demonstrate its LV5490 4K waveform monitor and high-dynamic-range suite of production and test tools at the upcoming HPA Tech Retreat. The exhibit will form a key element of the Innovation Zone.
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SIM Group Sponsors "Georgia Night in L.A."
SIM Group Sponsors "Georgia Night in L.A."Annual networking event, slated for June 24th, promotes film and television production in Georgia
SIM Group is proud to announce that it is a corporate sponsor of Georgia Night in L.A., a special event developed by the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office to promote film and television production in the Peach State.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK to Feature the Latest Cinema Display Environment
Event will Present Unrivalled Viewing Experience with Support of RealD and Other Key Companies
When the HPA Tech Retreat, a pivotal gathering of those supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content for the dynamic landscape of distribution environments, makes its UK debut in Oxfordshire, 13 - 14 July, attendees will be viewing content in one of the most advanced settings in the UK. HPA is collaborating with with RealD, Dolby® and a select group of companies to create an exceptional screening environment at the HPA Tech Retreat venue at Heythrop Park Resort.
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SIM Group's New Hollywood Headquarters Go Live
SIM Group's New Hollywood Headquarters Go LiveWest Coast headquarters for SIM Digital, Bling Digital and Chainsaw offer complete solutions for production and post at one location.
Today marks the opening of Sim Group Hollywood’s showcase building where Sim Digital, Bling and Chainsaw debut a unique “cameras through post” offering that is the first available in the LA market. With construction completed, the West Coast headquarters, located on the historic Eastman Kodak campus in Hollywood, is fully operational.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Expanded Program for UK Debut
HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Expanded Program for UK DebutExperts head to Oxfordshire 13-14 July for Exclusive Sessions, Compelling Content and Interaction
The HPA Tech Retreat, a pivotal gathering of those supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content for the dynamic landscape of distribution environments, makes its UK debut in Oxfordshire, 13 - 14 July. The Tech Retreat UK has announced an expanded agenda for the two-day event which features two solid days of the sessions on today's timeliest and relevant topics and projects. HPA and SMPTE formalized a partnership last year, and the event is presented by HPA in collaboration with SMPTE. HPA Tech Retreat UK takes place at the Heythrop Park Resort, a manor house that serves as both a 4-star hotel and a top-flight conference centre.
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Boris FX / Imagineer Ship mocha Pro 5 with New Plug-in Options for Avid Media Composer and Adobe Creative Cloud
Boris FX / Imagineer Ship mocha Pro 5 with New Plug-in Options for Avid Media Composer and Adobe Creative CloudNew release of mocha Pro planar tracking and masking software delivers GPU acceleration and streamlined workflows for editing, visual effects, and post-production.
Imagineer Systems launches mocha Pro 5, a major new product release of the Academy-Award winning planar tracking, masking, object removal, and image stabilization software.
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Kelli Bingham Joins ARRI Rental as Regional Marketing Executive for the South
Kelli Bingham Joins ARRI Rental as Regional Marketing Executive for the SouthARRI Rental, a leading provider of camera, grip and lighting equipment, is pleased to announce that Kelli Bingham has joined the US team as Regional Sales Executive. Based at ARRI Rental Louisiana, the appointment strengthens the sales and marketing function in the Southern United States and will see Bingham focus on managing the company’s relationships with production and crew, as well as seeking new business opportunities.
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MTV’s “Scream” Returns to Chainsaw for a Second Chilling Season
MTV’s “Scream” Returns to Chainsaw for a Second Chilling SeasonPost-production finishing for the second season of MTV’s hit show Scream: The TV Series is currently in high gear at Chainsaw in Hollywood. The facility is handling editorial finishing, color grading and deliverables. It is also supplying editing suites and gear used by series editors.
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Community Films Signs Director Marius Crowne
Community Films Signs Director Marius CrowneUp & Coming Talent Selected For This Week's "Shoot" New Director Showcase in NY
Community Films has signed Director Marius Crowne to the company’s diverse roster of talent. Crowne joins Community in the midst of being selected for the prestigious “New Director Showcase” by “SHOOT Magazine.” The SHOOT New Director Showcase reel will be screened during the signature event at the DGA in New York this Thursday, May 26th.
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Cooke Optics Displays a Host of New Lenses at CineGear Expo 2016
Cooke Optics Displays a Host of New Lenses at CineGear Expo 2016Cooke showcases new 35-140mm wide angle Anamorphic/i zoom lens, new
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, will present a range of its latest lenses at Cine Gear LA Expo running from June 2-5 2016 at The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood.
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Sim Group Appoints New CEO - James Haggarty To Succeed Rob Sim, Founder
Sim Group Appoints New CEO - James Haggarty To Succeed Rob Sim, FounderAccomplished Media Executive Takes Lead Role With SIM Group; Rob Sim Becomes Vice Chairman Effective May 16
The Sim Group’s Board of Directors has appointed a new President and CEO, James (Jamie) Haggarty, effective May 16, 2016. After successfully expanding and diversifying the company he founded 34-years ago, Rob Sim is moving into a new role as Vice Chairman. The company has expanded rapidly over the past few years, encompassing a network of complementary brands that service the production and post production industries. James will focus on enhancing the innovation and execution that SIM customers need while accelerating key growth strategies for the company.
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VFX Producer Chad Hudson Joins FuseFX
VFX Producer Chad Hudson Joins FuseFXVeteran Visual Effects Producer Chad Hudson, whose credits include The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, has joined FuseFX. Based at the company’s Los Angeles facility, Hudson becomes part of a diverse production team that is creating effects for Fox’s Sleepy Hollow and pilots for CBS and Amazon, as well as other upcoming television projects.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Game Of Thrones Exclusive, Supersession Topics and More
Global leaders head to Oxfordshire to discuss industry-critical trends; Digital Production Partnership Collocates with First PlugFest
The 2016 HPA Tech Retreat UK has announced the first sessions in an expanding schedule for the event, unveiling 13 - 14 July 2016, at Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire. The HPA Tech Retreat UK is a pivotal gathering for those engaged in the many disciplines supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content across the dynamic landscape of distribution environments. The curated programme will focus on the present and future impact of the most recent technology in broadcast and cinema. It offers a unique opportunity and intimate setting to delve into the critical topics facing the content industry. The HPA Tech Retreat is presented in association with SMPTE Ltd.
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Autodesk Acquires Solid Angle
Autodesk Boosts Advanced Rendering Capabilities through Acquisition of Solid Angle
Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) has acquired Solid Angle, developer of Arnold, an advanced, ray-tracing image renderer for high-quality 3D animation and visual effects creation used in film, television and advertising worldwide. Acquisition terms were not disclosed.
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SIM Group Promotes Chris Parker and Bill DeRonde to Key Executive Positions
SIM Group Promotes Chris Parker and Bill DeRonde to Key Executive PositionsParker, as Chief Business Development Officer, and DeRonde, as President of Post Production, will work to integrate the company’s production and post-production operations across the U.S. and Canada.
The SIM Group today announces the promotion of two senior executives: Chris Parker will serve as Chief Business Development Officer and Bill DeRonde will act as President of Post Production. The strategic moves will unify the company’s North American operating units that service film and television productions with everything from camera rental and grip and lighting packages to a full range of post-production services.
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Argentina’s Julián Apezteguia brings life to Pablo Trapero’s award-winning 1980's period piece El Clan with Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses
Argentina’s Julián Apezteguia brings life to Pablo Trapero’s award-winning 1980's period piece El Clan with Cooke Anamorphic/i lensesCooke lenses bring cinematic film feel to Alexa XT digital cinematography
When Director of Photography Julián Apezteguia, ADF (La Asociación de Autores de Fotografía Cinematográfica Argentina — Argentinian Society of Cinematographers) got the chance to work with Director Pablo Trapero for the second time, on the director's latest film El Clan — a dark story set in the 1980's about a family of kidnappers and murderers — they used a full range of Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses to give the film a “strong optical personality”.
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Cooke Optics Offers New Set of Anamorphic/i Lenses With Extra Funkiness
Cooke Optics Offers New Set of Anamorphic/i Lenses With Extra FunkinessNew lens coating provides cinematographers with more choices | NAB 2016, Booth C8344
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is to give cinematographers yet more choice in the looks they can achieve, with a specially manufactured set of anamorphic lenses called Anamorphic/i SF. The new lens range, which is complementary to the acclaimed Anamorphic/i series, offers a coating that gives cinematographers even more options for anamorphic character.
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Mike Sippel joins ARRI Rental
Mike Sippel joins ARRI RentalARRI Rental, a leading provider of camera, grip and lighting equipment to the feature film, television, advertising, broadcast and events markets, is pleased to announce that Mike Sippel has joined ARRI Rental as Senior Field Support Technician. Based at ARRI Rental Atlanta he will be part of the location support team for all camera related products, including the ALEXA 65.
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Cooke Optics Appoints Rich Eilers as ZGC Director of Sales - Americas
Cooke Optics Appoints Rich Eilers as ZGC Director of Sales - AmericasCooke Optics' ZGC, the American distributor for the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television has appointed Rich Eilers to the role of Director of Sales, effective from 29 February 2016.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) 63rd Golden Reel Awards Winners
Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) 63rd Golden Reel Awards WinnersMotion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Present the 63rd Golden Reel Awards
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 63rd MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 24 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries and other media. Re-Recording Mixer Marti Humphrey and Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor Jussi Tegelman presented the annual MPSE Filmmaker Award to Director Sam Raimi. Picture Editor Lee Smith and Re-Recording Mixer Doug Hemphill presented the Career Achievement Award to Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Richard King.
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Cooke Optics Launches New Wide Angle Zoom Lens at NAB 2016
Cooke Optics Launches New Wide Angle Zoom Lens at NAB 2016Complete 25-300mm set of Anamorphic/i lenses will be shipping by NAB
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is pleased to unveil the first of two planned zoom lenses at NAB 2016.The new wide angle zoom lens will be available to view on Booth C8344 at the LVCC from 18th-21stApril 2016.
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Rodeo FX Brings Insight and Enthusiasm to Deadpool
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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THE REVENANT Wins American Society of Cinematographers Theatrical Award
THE REVENANT Wins American Society of Cinematographers Theatrical AwardCASANOVA and MARCO POLO Take Top Honors in TV Categories; MACBETH and SON OF SAUL Tie for Spotlight Award
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Vanja Cernjul, ASC, HFS; Pierre Gill, CSC; Adam Arkapaw, ACS; and Mátyás Erdély, HSC earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 30th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony took place here Sunday night at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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The Third Floor Honored with VES Award on Game of Thrones Team
The Third Floor Honored with VES Award on Game of Thrones TeamPrevisualization Supervisor Eric Carney Among Recipients of Visual Effects Society’s Top Award in TV
International visualization studio THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. has received a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for Outstanding Photoreal Episode as part of the Game of Thrones team. Previsualization Supervisor Eric Carney joined visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer, visual effects producer Steve Kullbeck, CG lead supervisor Derek Spears and special effects supervisor Stuart Brisdon in taking home the organization’s top television award for Episode 9 “The Dance of Dragons” from Season 5.
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Avid Congratulates Its Customers Nominated for the 66th Annual ACE Eddie Awards
Editors Embrace Avid Everywhere to Cut the Most Celebrated Films and Television Shows of the Year
Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today congratulated its customers in the professional video editing community for their outstanding achievements at the 2016 American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Awards held on January 29 in Los Angeles. An overwhelming number of award winners and nominees embraced Avid EverywhereTM, using the industry’s most proven and trusted video editing software Avid Media Composer®.
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Rodeo FX Wins VES Award for Game of Thrones: City of Volantis
Montreal Studio Delivered Over 200 VFX for Season 5 of Hit TV Show
Rodeo FX has won a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for its work on Season 5 of Game of Thrones. The award for Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode honoured the studio’s creation of the city of Volantis. Rodeo FX received the award last night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and can add it to the VES Award it won last year for its work on Birdman.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 14th Annual VES Awards
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Leads Feature Film Wins with 4 Awards; The Good Dinosaur is Top Animated Film Winner; Games of Thrones and SSE Lead in Broadcast and Commercial Wins
Kate Mara, Zack Snyder, Michael Pena, Terry Crews, Portia Doubleday and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Join Overflow Crowd of VFX Artists, Innovators and Industry VIPs
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Winners Announced at Art Directors Guild Awards
Winners Announced at Art Directors Guild AwardsThe Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) tonight announced winners of its 20th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, in 11 categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during a black-tie ceremony at The Beverly Hilton. “The Martian” (Arthur Max), “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Colin Gibson) and “The Revenant” (Jack Fisk) won Best Production Design for Feature Film. Television winners included “Game of Thrones” (Deborah Riley), “House of Cards” (Steve Arnold), “American Horror Story: Hotel” (Mark Worthington), “The Big Bang Theory” (John Shaffner) and “The Muppets” (Denise Pizzini) respectively. The awards took place before an audience of more than 900, including guild members, industry executives and press. ADG President Nelson Coates and Art Directors Council Chair Marcia Hinds presided over the awards ceremony with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host for the third year-in-a-row.
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Rodeo FX Recreates 1800s Whaling Village for In the Heart of the Sea
Setting the stage for historic drama with compelling visual effects
Rodeo FX recreated 19th-century Nantucket for Ron Howard’s latest film, In the Heart of the Sea, including concept art, seamlessly interwoven set extensions, and evocative matte painting for a total of over 260 visual effects shots. The VFX studio’s work demonstrates the power and impact of visual effects, not only for bringing period films to life, but also expanding the storytelling pallet by conveying drama and atmosphere in support of the unfolding narrative. In the Heart of the Sea has been nominated for a VES Award in the Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects category.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2016 Golden Reel Nominations
Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2016 Golden Reel NominationsThe Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 63rd MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
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KFX Technology debuts high end motorised slider with Ronford Baker at BSC Expo 2016
KFX Technology debuts high end motorised slider with Ronford Baker at BSC Expo 2016See the new KFX Technology motorised Slider on Ronford Baker stand 209 at BSC Expo, 29-30 January 2016, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
KFX Technology will launch their new high end motorised slider at the BSC Expo 2016 on the Ronford Baker stand, #209. KFX Technology was chosen by Ronford Baker to collaborate on motorising their well known sliders after impressing them with the high quality engineering of the KFX Aurora Remote Head. The Aurora head is precision engineered, easy and intuitive to use, with more than enough power for the most demanding applications, and already has an established success and reputation in the movie industry worldwide.
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Sean Strong joins ARRI Rental New York
ARRI Rental, a leading provider of camera, grip and lighting equipment to the feature film, television, advertising, broadcast and events markets, is pleased to announce that Sean Strong has joined the camera rental department in New York. In his position as Camera Rental Coordinator he will be responsible for coordinating equipment orders between the rental office and operations department while maintaining strong client relations.
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Nominees Announced for Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Ceremony to Take Place February 20, 2016 at Paramount Studios Johnny Depp to Present Lifetime Achievement Awards
Nominees for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) in 23 categories honoring make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater were announced today by MUAHS President Sue Cabral-Ebert. Winners will be revealed during the black-tie annual MUAHS Guild Awards ceremony, hosted by comedian Loni Love, on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Paramount Studios. M.A.C. Cosmetics is the official host of the cocktail party.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Nominees for the 14th Annual VES Awards
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Leads the Feature Film Nominations; The Peanuts Movie is Top Animated Film Contender; Game of Thrones Leads the Broadcast Field and Scores Most Nominations Overall
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, announced the nominees for the 14th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on artists who bring this work to life. Nominees were selected by VES members via events hosted by its nine sections - Australia, Bay Area, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, New Zealand, Toronto and Vancouver. The VES Awards will be held on February 2nd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Artists Honored at AFI AWARDS 2015
Artists Honored at AFI AWARDS 2015J.J. Abrams, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Steven Spielberg Among Honorees; AFI Conservatory Boasts 39 Alumni Among the 20 Creative Ensembles Behind the Year’s Most Outstanding Films and Television
America’s finest film and television artists were among the guests honored today by the American Film Institute (AFI) at its annual AFI AWARDS 2015 luncheon. With no winners or losers, AFI AWARDS celebrates the creative ensembles behind the year’s most outstanding storytelling in film and television.
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AFI AWARDS 2015 Official Selections Announced
The Year’s Most Outstanding Achievements in Motion Pictures and Television
The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the Official Selections of AFI AWARDS 2015, celebrating the year's most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image.
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Cooke Optics Appoints Carey Duffy as Director of Sales -- Europe
Cooke Optics Appoints Carey Duffy as Director of Sales -- EuropeCooke Optics, the multi-award-winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, has appointed Carey Duffy to the role of Director of Sales – Europe, effective from 4 January 2016. Based in the UK, Duffy will take over the European sales territory from Director of Sales, Thomas Greiser, who takes on more responsibility for North and South America as well as covering South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
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Rising Sun Pictures/Arnold renderer
Rising Sun Pictures Standardizes on Arnold as its Primary Production Renderer
Solid Angle SL announced that Australian visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) has standardized on Arnold as its primary production renderer. The studio made the move to Arnold after realizing a dramatic increase in production efficiency and improvement in image quality while evaluating the software in production on a major feature film.
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Cooke Optics Sets Out Roadmap of Lens Releases
Cooke Optics has set out a roadmap for delivery of its most recently announced and highly anticipated lenses, as well as an update about /i3, the latest and most ambitious version of its /i Technology metadata system.
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Darin Grant Joins Solid Angle as VP of Engineering
Darin Grant Joins Solid Angle as VP of EngineeringVeteran Technology Exec To Focus on Scaling Development Efforts, Cloud Rendering Strategy
Solid Angle SL, developer of the Arnold advanced image renderer, announced that Darin Grant has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering. Former CTO at Digital Domain and Method Studios and having held senior technology roles at DreamWorks Animation and Google, Grant will help the company scale development operations as its customer base continues to grow, and lead its cloud rendering initiative.
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ASC Names Nominees in Television Categories
MARCO POLO and GOTHAM Lead With Multiple Nods
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has named its television nominees for the 30th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. Winners will be announced on February 14, 2016, at the organization’s annual ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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Hollywood Post Alliance® Announces 2015 Award Winners
HPA Awards Honors Artists and Innovators at 10th Anniversary Gala
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HBO's "Game of Thrones" Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio by Chainsaw's Joe Finley
Blackmagic Design today announced that Joe Finley of LA based post production facility Chainsaw, a SIM Group company, is grading HBO’s Emmy Award-winning series “Game of Thrones” with DaVinci Resolve Studio. Joe has graded the series with DaVinci Resolve Studio since 2012, and with season five’s finale in June, anticipations are already high for the season six premiere in 2016.
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Stratton DP chooses Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses with ‘soul’
Stratton DP chooses Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses with ‘soul’Cinematographer Felix Wiedemann has chosen Anamorphic/i lenses from Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, to shoot the action thriller Stratton.
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Atomic Fiction reaches new heights with Google Cloud Platform
Atomic Fiction reaches new heights with Google Cloud PlatformAtomic Fiction has whisked audiences away to some of the most exciting worlds ever created, from Game of Thrones to Star Trek Into Darkness, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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Rodeo FX Wins Second Straight Emmy Award for VFX on Game of Thrones
Outstanding Special Visual Effects Award for Work on Season 5
For the second straight year Rodeo FX has won a prestigious Emmy Award for its contribution to the visual effects on Game of Thrones. The VFX studio took home the award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for “The Dance of Dragons”, the ninth episode of Season 5 of the most popular series on HBO. Acting as one of the main visual effects vendors on the show, Rodeo FX continues to build on its partnership with the VFX team at HBO.
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Pixomondo Links Global Render Farm with Deadline
Pixomondo Links Global Render Farm with DeadlineInternational creative design and VFX studio Pixomondo has evolved at the pace of the entertainment industry, bolstering its technology infrastructure and diversifying capabilities along the way. Founded in 2001 by CEO Thilo Kuther, the company spans six offices on three continents and offers a range of services starting from award-winning VFX for film, TV and commercials to interactive digital content, VR, live events, theme park entertainment and original IP. By sharing render resources across facilities, Pixomondo maximizes efficiencies; its globally dispersed farm runs 24/7 thanks to a proprietary process built on top of Thinkbox Software's Deadline, on which the company standardized in 2010.
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Rodeo FX Nominated for Emmy Award for Game of Thrones Season 5
Building Imaginative Environments from the Ground Up
Rodeo FX completed nearly 200 visual effects shots for Season 5 of Game of Thrones for which it has, once again, been nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects. The VFX studio used its expertise in animation, digital matte painting, and crowd simulation to create key sequences from scratch, including the destruction of the Harpy statue atop the Meereen temple, the eerie Smoking Sea of Valyria, and the ancient city of Volantis. Rodeo FX has extended and deepened its work for the show, for which it won an Emmy for Season 4.
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Chainsaw Provides Post Services for Emmy Nominees
Chainsaw Provides Post Services for Emmy NomineesPost Factory, Pixel Underground, Bling Digital and SIM Digital also lend their expertise to nominated series, documentaries and specials.
Chainsaw, A SIM Group company, provided post production services for 11 television productions that received a total of 54 nominations in the 67th Emmy® Awards.
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Dragons reborn: cineSync and Game of Thrones
Transporting George R.R. Martin’s fertile imagination from the page to the screen is no easy task.
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Rodeo FX Delivers Escape Sequence for Tomorrowland
Rodeo FX Delivers Escape Sequence for TomorrowlandCombining 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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Cinesite and Image Engine Join Forces
Cinesite and Image Engine Join ForcesCinesite and Image Engine today announced a merger of their two companies. The alliance gives the two entities a combined staff of over 525 artists worldwide, with capacity for 675 at their studios in London, Vancouver and Montréal. It ensures that both companies are well positioned to deliver world-class visual effects and animation services to their mutual global customer base.
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Cinesite and Image Engine Join Forces
Cinesite and Image Engine Join ForcesJuly 2nd, 2015, Cinesite and Image Engine today announced a merger of their two companies. The alliance gives the two entities a combined staff of over 525 artists worldwide, with capacity for 675 at their studios in London, Vancouver and Montréal. It ensures that both companies are well positioned to deliver world-class visual effects and animation services to their mutual global customer base.
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Colorist Todd Bochner Joins Chainsaw as Facility Continues to
Colorist Todd Bochner Joins Chainsaw as Facility Continues toColorist Todd Bochner Joins Chainsaw as Facility Continues to Add Scripted Television Talent
Supervising Senior Colorist Todd Bochner has joined Chainsaw, Hollywood, a SIM Group Company. Bochner arrives with more than 20 years of experience and credits on more than 50 television series, as well as numerous features, commercials and music videos. His first project at Chainsaw will be the HBO series The Leftovers.
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Sherlock Takes Amps Award For Excellence In Sound For 2014
AMPS (The Association of Motion Picture Sound) is extremely happy to announce that Jon Mooney, Paul McFadden, Doug Sinclair and Howard Bargroff have won the 2014 AMPS ‘Award for Excellence in Sound for a Television Drama’ for their work on Sherlock.
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Emilia Clarke Feature "Voice From The Stone" Turns To SPLICE® For Editorial & Post
Emilia Clarke Feature "Voice From The Stone" Turns To SPLICE® For Editorial & PostDirector Eric D. Howell, best known for “Ana’s Playground” and “Strangers,” has wrapped principal photography on his feature film, “Voice From the Stone.” Starring Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones” and “Terminator Genisys”), the film was shot in Italy in Fall 2014, and since then Howell has turned to long-time post partner SPLICE®.
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NAB News: FilmLight strengthens collaborative colour pipeline
Camera-to-screen collaboration propelled even further with Baselight and BLG
At NAB 2015, FilmLight will demonstrate a total step change in the speed and versatility with which colour graded media can be produced, shared and changed - inexpensively - at every stage of the production-post process. Underlining the need for co-operation to deliver the creative colour pipeline, FilmLight will be represented on eight partner booths at NAB2015, and a key partner will also be present on the FilmLight booth, SL6830.
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LAIKA picks The Foundry’s FLIX for Kubo and The Two Strings and Future Animated Features
LAIKA, the award-winning animation studio behind The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman and Coraline, has chosen The Foundry’s web-based FLIX software solution to enhance its pre-production and storyboarding process for animated features. LAIKA is using FLIX for its latest animated film project, Kubo and the Two Strings, which uses a 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid technique to tell the story of a sweeping, swashbuckling adventure set in a mythical ancient Japan and is set for release on August 19, 2016.
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ASC Names Winners; BIRDMAN Takes Feature Award
BOARDWALK EMPIRE and MANHATTAN Take Top Honors in TV Categories; Spotlight Award Goes to CONCRETE NIGHT
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC; John Lindley, ASC; and Peter Flinckenberg, FSC earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 29th Annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony took place here tonight at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Lubezki won for the feature film BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE). Freeman won the episodic television category for BOARDWALK EMPIRE, and Lindley took the honors in the TV Movie/Miniseries/Pilot category for MANHATTAN. Winning the ASC Spotlight Award was Flinckenberg for CONCRETE NIGHT.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Present the 2015 Golden Reel Awards
Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Present the 2015 Golden Reel AwardsMotion Picture Sound Editors Present the 2015 Golden Reel Awards
(Hollywood, California--February 16, 2015) The Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 62nd MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 20 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries and other media. Supervising Sound Editor Craig Henighan presented the annual MPSE Filmmaker Award to Darren Aronofsky. Re-Recording Mixer Greg Orloff presented the Career Achievement Award to Supervising Sound Editor Skip Lievsay.
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SUPER BOWL XLIX: NBC Sports, Bodega and Rodeo FX Get the Party Started with Carrie Underwood to Open Super Bowl XLIX
SUPER BOWL XLIX: NBC Sports, Bodega and Rodeo FX Get the Party Started with Carrie Underwood to Open Super Bowl XLIXNew York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega’s Emmy Award-winning creative director Haley Geffen teamed up with NBC Sports Group and NBC Sports VP Creative Director/Director Tripp Dixon and Rodeo FX to create the high-energy opening for Super Bowl XLIX, held last night. The open, featuring Carrie Underwood in a virtual Phoenix stadium, set the thrilling and star-studded stage for the matchup between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at Arizona’s University of Phoenix Stadium.
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Winners Announced at Art Directors Guild Awards
"THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL," "BIRDMAN" and "GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY"
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2015 Golden Reel Nominations
Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2015 Golden Reel NominationsThe Motion Picture Sound Editors today announces nominees for the 62nd MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
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NEWS: Visual Effects Society Announces Nominees for 13th Annual VES Awards
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Leads the Feature Film Nominations; Big Hero 6 and The Boxtrolls are Top Animated Film Contenders; Game of Thrones Leads the Broadcast Field
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, announced the nominees for the 13th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on-the-keys artists who bring this work to life. Nominees were selected by VES members via events hosted by its nine sections - Australia, Bay Area, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, New Zealand, Toronto and Vancouver. The VES Awards will be held on February 4th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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"Game of Thrones" Colorist Joe Finley Joins Chainsaw
"Game of Thrones" Colorist Joe Finley Joins ChainsawAward-winning colorist Joe Finley, whose credits include the HBO series Game of Thrones, has joined Chainsaw, a division of The SIM Group. A veteran with more than 20 years of experience in features and episodic television, Finley will work out of a DI theater at Chainsaw’s Hollywood facility, newly equipped with a state-of-the-art Da Vinci Resolve grading system. He is currently grading the fifth season of Game of Thrones.
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Nominees Announced for Art Directors Guild Awards
Nominees Announced for Art Directors Guild AwardsCeremony to Take Place January 31, 2015 at Beverly Hilton Hotel There is a TIE in the Awards or Events Special Category resulting in six Nominees
The Art Directors Guild today announced nominations in 11 categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos competing in the Art Directors Guild’s 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. The nominations were announced by ADG Council Chair Marcia Hinds and Awards co-producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly.The black-tie ceremony revealing winners will take place on Saturday, January 31, 2015, from the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host.
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AOTG creates Game of Thrones-inspired holiday gifts for the post community
AOTG creates Game of Thrones-inspired holiday gifts for the post communityAOTG Network Gifts Post-Production Professionals Their Own Game of Thrones Sigils
Drawing inspiration from the renowned George R.R. Martin books and HBO series Game of Thrones, the editing and post-production community AOTG Network is releasing a set of holiday gifts for post-production professionals this week. The company commissioned 5 posters in the style of Game of Thrones House sigils, with a goal to illustrate the essence of each post-production area via a single image. Full resolution images are available for download here.
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Boris FX to Acquire Imagineer Systems to Form Visual Effects Developer Powerhouse
Boris FX to Acquire Imagineer Systems to Form Visual Effects Developer PowerhouseStrategic acquisition merges leading visual effects software developer with Academy Award-winning creator of motion tracking and rotoscoping tools
Boris FX, the expert in integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Imagineer Systems Ltd., the UK-based developer of the exclusive Planar Tracking™ and masking tools.
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ASC Names TV Nominees
HBO's Game of Thrones Leads the Pack
Highlighting excellence in television cinematography, the American Society of Cinematographers has named its nominees for the organization’s 29th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. The winners will be announced on February 15, 2015, at a gala held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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2014 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners Announced
2014 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners AnnouncedHollywood Post Alliance Gala Shines Brightly as Leaders and Innovators in Post Production are Recognized
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Modern VideoFilm Colorists Nominated for Four HPA Awards
Modern VideoFilm Colorists Nominated for Four HPA AwardsColor grading nominations come for “Labor Day,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Reign” and “Game of Thrones.”
Artists from Modern VideoFilm are nominated for four awards in color grading categories in the Hollywood Post Alliance’s 2014 HPA Awards scheduled for November 6th. Aimed at fostering awareness of post production and promoting creative and technical excellence in the field, the HPA Awards are the entertainment industry’s most prestigious awards event for post production.
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ShootersINC Rebrands As Alkemy X
ShootersINC Rebrands As Alkemy XCommercial, Network Promo, Original Content, Branded Entertainment & VFX Production Company Positions Itself For Integrated Future
ShootersINC has re-named and re-branded as Alkemy X; positioning the Commercial, Network Promo, Original Content, Branded Entertainment and VFX production company for its integrated future. All divisions of ShootersINC including ShootersTV, ShootersNYC, DIVE & BIGSMACK fold into its new brand name: Alkemy X. The company has also expanded its space in New York and added a series of new talents including Vice President, Development for Content Don Sikorski, Executive Producer Susie Shuttleworth, Creative Director Bex Schwartz, and 3D Visual Effects Supervisor Dave Zeevalk.
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Visual Effects Society Names Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonso as VES Summit Keynote Speaker
Academy Award-winning VFX Artists, Cinematographers and Production Designers Headline Visual Imagery Panel; Industry Leaders Host 14 Interactive Business Roundtables
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, announced Victoria Alonso, Executive Vice President of Visual Effects and Post Production, Marvel Studios as Keynote Speaker at its 6th annual Summit, “Networking and Visual Imagery Evolution.” The interactive forum on Saturday, October 18th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to explore the dynamic evolution of visual imagery and illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem solving in a TED Talks–like atmosphere.
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Cinesite Are Proud to Announce That They Are Working On Universal’s Upcoming Zombie Feature Film; Pride And Prejudice And Zombies.
Cinesite Are Proud to Announce That They Are Working On Universal’s Upcoming Zombie Feature Film; Pride And Prejudice And Zombies.Adapted from the Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel of the same name, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies combines Jane Austen’s classic 1813 novel, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, with elements of modern zombie fiction. The film begins with the tangled relationship between lovers from different social classes in 19th-century England, and is complicated by a full-on outbreak of zombies.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc.
Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc., a leading developer of high end digital compositing, visual effects and motion graphics software for the feature film, commercial, television and broadcast industries. eyeon, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackmagic Design.
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The Hollywood Post Alliance Announces Nominees for the 2014 HPA Awards
Gala Awards Event Takes Place November 6, 2014
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced its nominees for the 2014 HPA Awards, the 9th annual unveiling of these honors. The Awards honor excellence in post production while bringing recognition to the creative achievements of individuals and companies as well as creative excellence and groundbreaking technologies within the post production industry. The HPA Awards are considered the standard bearer for excellence and innovation in the industry.
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SPLICE® Expands Audio Department with Addition of Sound Designer/Mixer Keith Gettelman
SPLICE® Expands Audio Department with Addition of Sound Designer/Mixer Keith GettelmanCreative Studio Provides Sound Design for Director Eric D. Howell’s New Short Film “Strangers” at Legendary Skywalker Sound
Creative studio SPLICE® continues to expand its Audio Department with the addition of Sound Designer/Mixer Keith Gettelman. Splice welcomed fellow Sound Designer/Mixer Troy Hermes earlier this year to head the company’s Audio team. Together this summer, Gettelman and Hermes provided sound design and effects for Director Eric D. Howell’s (“Ana’s Playground”) new short film “Strangers” starring James Denton (Desperate Housewives) and Marta Milans (Law and Order) that went to final mix with Oscar-winner Gary Rizzo at legendary Skywalker Sound in Northern California.
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Rodeo FX Wins Emmy Award for VFX on Game of Thrones
Rodeo FX Wins Emmy Award for VFX on Game of ThronesRodeo FX was rewarded with a prestigious Emmy Award for its contribution to the visual effects on Game of Thrones. Acting as one of the main VFX vendors on the series, the Montreal-based company created a total of 150 visual effects shots for the 4th season of HBO’s most popular show of all time.
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Jeremy Monsayac’s “All the Difference” to Premier at Action On Film Fest
"All the Difference," a romantic comedy from writer/actor Jeremy Monsayac and director Trudy Sargent, will make its world premiere August 26th as part of the Action On Film International Film Festival in Monrovia, Calif.
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BigStar Teases Drama & Turmoil For New Season Of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”
BigStar Teases Drama & Turmoil For New Season Of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”For season 4 of the critically acclaimed drama “Game of Thrones,” HBO once again tapped creative strategy and production company BigStar to create the teaser campaign. “Dungeon,” “Desert” and “Forest” hint at turmoil and peril around every corner in Westeros with environmentally-driven character studies that build on this season’s tagline: “All Men Must Die." The new season premieres on April 6th.
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Deluxe Entertainment Services Group (Deluxe) has shared with us that its Australian animation and visual effects studio Iloura delivered a significant suite of work for the recent "Battle of the Bastards" episode of HBO's tentpole series Game of Thrones. Working on the epic battle sequence for the Season 6, Episode 9 crescendo, Iloura's team of visual artists used a mix of VFX and hand-crafted animation techniques to realize the vision for the bloody showdown. As a bonus, we include HBO's production featurette on staging and shooting Game of Thrones' most epic scene yet.
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This week on Now Playing Reviews, KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS, a new stop-motion animated featured from Oscar nominated Director of THE BOXTROLLS, Travis Knight whose other credits include PARANORMAN and CORALINE. Kubo (Art Parkinson - Rickon from Game of Thrones) enlists the help of a talking monkey (Charlize Theron)...
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This week on Now Streaming, we review the 2016 film THE INVITATION starring Logan Marshall-Green (PROMETHEUS), John Carroll Lynch (American Horror Story: Freak Show), Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones) and Tammy Blanchard (MONEYBALL). The horror/thriller is directed by Karyn Kusama (GIRLFIGHT) and written by Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi. If you...
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If you've seen it, you're probably still screaming, crying, in shock, clapping for justice, or all of the above. Just when we thought we couldn't be dealt anymore justice than the Battle of the Bastards, entre The Winds of Winter! Game of Thrones rewards their loyal fans (like us) with...
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