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Diversity Will Be Focus at SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition and Related Events
SMPTE 2015 Panel to Discuss Strategy for Boosting Diversity, Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®) Women's Luncheon to Address Rise of Inclusivity and Diversity
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Oct. 27-29 in Hollywood, California, and related events will focus on fostering the presence and engagement of diversity in the industry, enriching it with colleagues representing a greater variety of experiences, perspectives, and voices.
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Trilogy Supports World First Live IP Studio Demo at IBC 2015
IBC 2015, Hall 10 Stand A29: Trilogy Communications, a global provider of high quality intercom systems for TV studios, mobile production, playout and post is supporting the European Broadcast Union (EBU) and Belgian public broadcasting company VRT with Trilogy technology and software at IBC 2015.
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NVIDIA Unveils DesignWorks VR
Virtual Reality (VR) is garnering a lot of attention right now for PC gaming, and rightly so. VR is a powerful, immersive experience, one that’s very different than sitting in front of a computer.
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The Foundry Introduces MARI 3
Now 3D paint artists can iterate faster, manage complexity better and produce higher quality results
At Siggraph 2015, The Foundry will demonstrate MARI 3, the newest version of its industry leading 3D paint package. Ideal for texturing and look development artists in the VFX, animation and games industries, MARI 3 combines productivity enhancing features with broader and tighter pipeline integration. This includes an exposed node graph for advanced users and integration with the rendering and baking capabilities of MODO, The Foundry’s 3D content creation solution. The Foundry will showcase MARI 3 at its Siggraph Booth #309, as well as in its live broadcast from Siggraph on Wednesday, August 12 at 10:05 AM (PDT).
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News: Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Writer-Producer-Director Devlin Keynote Speaker at 2015 VES Summit
News: News: Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Writer-Producer-Director Devlin Keynote Speaker at 2015 VES SummitIndustry Leaders to Host Interactive Business Roundtables
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced Dean Devlin, acclaimed writer-producer-director and President of Electric Entertainment, as Keynote Speaker at its 7th annual Summit, “Visualization to Virtualization: Storytelling Expands.” The interactive forum on Saturday, October 17th 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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PEOPLE NEWS: Zoic Adds Seasoned VFX Supervisor Jeff Wozniak
News: PEOPLE NEWS: Zoic Adds Seasoned VFX Supervisor Jeff WozniakILM veteran will lead newly launched New York studio
Culver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added veteran VFX supervisor Jeff Wozniak. With nearly two decades of experience in VFX, he got his start at ILM and has worked on such acclaimed films as Star Wars Episode I, II, and III, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Avatar, the Transformers Trilogy and Marvel’s The Avengers. Wozniak will be helming Zoic’s newly launched New York studio that will service projects across all divisions: features, episodic, commercials and gaming. The NYC studio will leverage the studio’s robust in-house pipeline to collaborate with both the Culver City and Vancouver offices.
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Zoic Adds Seasoned VFX Supervisor Jeff Wozniak
News: Zoic Adds Seasoned VFX Supervisor Jeff WozniakCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added veteran VFX supervisor Jeff Wozniak. With nearly two decades of experience in VFX, he got his start at ILM and has worked on such acclaimed films as Star Wars Episode I, II, and III, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Avatar, the Transformers Trilogy and Marvel’s The Avengers. Wozniak will be helming Zoic’s newly launched New York studio that will service projects across all divisions: features, episodic, commercials and gaming. The NYC studio will leverage the studio’s robust in-house pipeline to collaborate with both the Culver City and Vancouver offices.
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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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Trilogy Communications to Feature VoiceFlow at IBC 2015
News: Trilogy Communications to Feature VoiceFlow at IBC 2015IBC 2015, Hall 10 Stand A29: At IBC 2015 Trilogy Communications, a global provider of high quality intercom systems and SPGs for TV studios, mobile production, playout and post, will feature its new VoiceFlow™ communication unit (VCU) and Gemini II distributed matrix intercom system.
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Vicon Vantage Debuts in the US at SIGGRAPH 2015
Attendees will see Vantage in action, presentations by Vicon customers, including ILM, Digital Domain and Epic Games, and virtual reality demos powered by Vicon systems
Vicon, the motion capture (mocap) technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life sciences industries, today announced that it will showcase its new intelligent flagship camera platform, Vicon Vantage, for the first time in the U.S. at SIGGRAPH 2015. Vicon will also host a series of customer presentations, in-booth demonstrations and workshops at its booth (#729), and power virtual reality applications at the event taking place on August 10-13 in Los Angeles, California.
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yU+co Draws Inspiration from Yesterday for "Tomorrowland"
News: 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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SMPTE Opens Early Bird Registration for SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
Premier Conference on Media and Entertainment Technology Will Be Preceded by One-Day Symposium on Virtual and Augmented Reality
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SMPTE Opens Early Bird Registration for SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
Premier Conference on Media and Entertainment Technology Will Be Preceded by One-Day Symposium on Virtual and Augmented Reality
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today opened registration for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), with early bird rates available through Aug. 15. The event, which takes place Oct. 27-29 in Hollywood, California, is the world's premier forum for the exploration of media and entertainment technology. The signature SMPTE event will be preceded on Oct. 26 by the daylong SMPTE 2015 Symposium, which will focus on virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR).
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Mark Kudsi Directs Epic Virtual Reality Project Experience for White Label S/R
News:Mark Kudsi Directs Epic Virtual Reality Project Experience for White Label S/RInaugural project is sensorial immersion for Art of Patron with White Label S/R via agency Firstborn
Award-winning director Mark Kudsis inaugural project with a White Label S/R Product is the epic Art of Patron Virtual Reality Experiencevia agency Firstborn. The sensorial immersion involves a groundbreaking blend of Virtual Reality Technology, Drone filming and photo real CG to transport participants to Patron’s Hacienda and experience its unique, handcrafted process as guided by the brand’s signature bee. The virtual reality experience is a centerpiece of Art of Patron events being held around the country. An interactive, 360 web version can be viewed at http://patrontequila.com/art-of-patron/vr
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Academy Award Winning Animation Director Patrick Osborne to Deliver Keynote Address During Cogswell College Commencement Ceremonies, May 16
News: Academy Award Winning Animation Director Patrick Osborne to Deliver Keynote Address During Cogswell College Commencement Ceremonies, May 16
Cogswell College, a 600-student educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, will host Academy Award winning Animation Director Patrick Osborne during the school’s commencement ceremonies on May 16th. Commencement. The event begins at 11 AM, and will be held at Club Auto Sport, 521 Charcot Ave, San Jose, CA, 95131.
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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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The Foundry Delivers NUKE Non-commercial
Industry Standard for VFX, Editorial and Finishing Free for Non-commercial Use
It’s known in the industry as the most powerful solution for compositing, used for everything from major motion pictures, including the Oscar® winning Gravity, episodic and commercials, to immersive live action content in virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR). In fact, since 2008, every film nominated for an Oscar® for Best Visual Effects has used The Foundry’s solutions.
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SMPTE to Produce Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age Conference at Stanford University
Special Session Will Draw Experts From Amazon Web Services and Leading Technology Developers to Discuss Security; Early Bird Registration Ends April 27
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), one of the worldwide leaders in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it will produce the third Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference, this year scheduled for June 16-17 at Stanford University near Palo Alto, California. Titled "The Race Is On!" the conference will explore past, current, and future technology requirements for delivering a compelling entertainment experience on the Internet. Early bird pricing for conference registration is now available through April 27.
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Xsens and Mindride Help “Love Has No Labels” PSA Reach Over 85 Million Viewers
News: Xsens and Mindride Help “Love Has No Labels” PSA Reach Over 85 Million ViewersViral Ad’s X-Ray Skeleton Effects Brought to Life with Wireless Motion Capture System
With 85 million views and counting, “Love Has No Labels” is a bonafide hit. While its message of unbiased love helped make this video go viral, the technical effects were just as potent. Pairing people with Xsens mocap sensors, experiential design firm Mindride was able to take their 3D skeletons out for a live event. No strings, no wires, no problem.
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Xsens and Mindride Help “Love Has No Labels” PSA Reach Over 85 Million Viewers
Viral Ad’s X-Ray Skeleton Effects Brought to Life with Wireless Motion Capture System
With 85 million views and counting, Love Has No Labels is a bonafide hit. While its message of unbiased love helped make this video go viral, the technical effects were just as potent. Pairing people with Xsens mocap sensors, experiential design firm Mindride was able to take their 3D skeletons out for a live event.
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How NVIDIA Iray and Quadro Uncover Design Flaws
News: How NVIDIA Iray and Quadro Uncover Design FlawsWhat’s Cooking in Pro Graphics: How Real-Time Ray Tracing Can Avert a Real-Life “Death Ray
You know something’s awry when your building starts melting nearby cars.
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NVIDIA Brings Interactive, Physically-Based Rendering to the Mainstream
News: NVIDIA Brings Interactive, Physically-Based Rendering to the MainstreamIs it real or is it rendered? We’ve been teasing our social media followers for months now by posting stunning images and asking them if they can tell the difference between our computer-generated images and real ones.
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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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Jiangye Technology Park Makes PipelineFX’s Qube! Primary Render Manager for 100 Companies
In an effort to spur economic growth, China’s Jiangye District government has purchased 400 licenses of PipelineFX’s Qube! to manage the rendering needs of 100 companies currently residing in its new Jiangye Newtown Technology Park and a recently announced joint venture with Original Force that will provide renders, motion capture, color grading and 3D scanning to customers across the globe.
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Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital Characters
News: Cogswell College Students Develop and Create 3D Animatable Rigs for 12 Unique Digital CharactersCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced that students within its Digital Art & Animation program have developed and created 3D animatable rigs depicting 12 original digital characters, through the program’s in-house character project: “Avatarah.”
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GDC 2015: Autodesk Spotlights New Tools and Leading Developers
As Game Developers Conference 2015 draws near, Autodesk is gearing up to unveil the latest updates to the award-winning game creation tools, including an exclusive technology preview. Throughout the show, Autodesk will also highlight developers behind some of 2014’s most popular AAA and indie titles with customer presentations and a gaming-themed Design Night featuring guest speakers, a pop-up arcade, 3D-printed swag and more.
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Press Release: Big Block Live Adds Powerhouse Team of Executive Producers
Corwin Carroll, Scott Prisand And Tom Pellegrini Bring Strength In Advertising, Entertainment and Technology
Big Block has extended its position at the intersection of advertising, entertainment and technology with the creation of a powerhouse team of executive producers at Big Block Live in New York. Big Block Live’s head of production Corwin Carroll has been elevated to executive producer. Noted film, television and theater producers Scott Prisand and Tom Pellegrini, who currently lead Big Block Entertainment Group, will also assume concurrent roles as executive producers at Big Block Live.
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NEWS: Zoic Teams up with Industrial Toys for the Launch of Mobile Shooter 'Midnight Star'
News: NEWS: Zoic Teams up with Industrial Toys for the Launch of Mobile Shooter 'Midnight Star'For the launch of the highly anticipated mobile sci-fi shooter Midnight Star, Culver City-based visual effects shop Zoic Studios has partnered with independent game studio Industrial Toys to enhance the visual experience for this immersive adventure. This is Industrial Toys’ debut title, having launched by Bungie co-founder Alex Seropian in 2012 to create great mobile games for core gamers.
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Thinkbox Launches Beta for XMesh NUKE Loader
News: Thinkbox Launches Beta for XMesh NUKE LoaderThinkbox Software today released a beta version of the XMesh loader for NUKE, supporting versions 7 and up of The Foundry’s NUKE. XMesh is a production-proven geometry caching plug-in designed to streamline animation and visual effects pipelines that is currently available off-the-shelf for Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya. The XMesh NUKE loader allows NUKE users to load saved XMesh data from 3ds Max or Maya into NUKE for rendering.
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Cinegy announces new partnership with Rahul Commerce
Cinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression, playout and automation, today announced a new partnership with Rahul Commerce, one of India’s leading distributors of multimedia technology in India.
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nDreams Receives $2.75m Investment to Pursue VR Game Development
News: nDreams Receives $2.75m Investment to Pursue VR Game DevelopmentFunds will be used to establish nDreams as a leader in VR content development and publishing
nDreams, the fast-growing UK virtual reality developer and publisher, today announced that it has received the second tranche of a $2.75 million (£1.75m) investment round from Mercia Technologies PLC, the technology-focused investment businesses. These funds will support continued expansion, provide working capital and allow the company to explore publishing and acquisition deals for other VR titles.
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Press Release: Big Block and Digitas Go On The Road for GMC.com
News: Press Release: Big Block and Digitas Go On The Road for GMC.comBig 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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4K Studios Uses Blackmagic Design Ultra HD Workflow to Deliver 4K Streaming Media
News: 4K Studios Uses Blackmagic Design Ultra HD Workflow to Deliver 4K Streaming MediaBlackmagic Design today announced that San Francisco based 4K Studios is using a Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, ATEM Production Studio 4K and DaVinci Resolve, as well as a number of additional Blackmagic Design products, to help support its 4K workflow. 4K Studios converts existing media and creates original materials for its new Ultra HD network, UltraFlix.
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MakerBot and The Foundry Unveil MakerBot Kit for MODO
News: MakerBot and The Foundry Unveil MakerBot Kit for MODOPartnership Delivers First-Ever MODO 3D App That Uses the MakerBot Thingiverse API and MakerBot Cloud Library API
MakerBot, a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry, and The Foundry, a global provider of award-winning creative software, introduced the MakerBot® Kit for MODO at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Shows.
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Design Veteran David Atkinson Joins The Foundry
Design Veteran David Atkinson Joins The Foundry as Head of Design for Commercial Products
The Foundry, provider of award-winning creative software used globally by leading artists, boosted its design expertise today, naming David Atkinson as its head of design for Commercial Products. Atkinson joins The Foundry after several years as creative director at Saddington Baynes, where he worked on campaigns for Honda, Infiniti and Dyson, as well as with advertising agencies such as Wieden&Kennedy, TBWA and Saatchi & Saatchi.
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Deadline Software Drives Render Farm for Polygon Pictures
News: Deadline Software Drives Render Farm for Polygon PicturesJapan’s Leading Animation Studio Maximizes Internal Computing Resources with Deadline, Thinkbox Software’s Customizable Render Management Solution
Established in 1983, Tokyo-based Polygon Pictures aims to “do what no other has done, in unparalleled quality, for all the world to see and enjoy.” In addition to creating animation for films, games, exhibitions and other various media, PPI’s credits include Daytime Emmy® Award-winning full CG TV series “Transformers Prime” and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” as well as the Annie Award-winning “Tron: Uprising.”
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John Diel Joins Studio Network Solutions (SNS) As Director Of Sales
Studio Network Solutions (SNS) has brought John Diel on board as Director of Sales. Diel, currently based in California, brings an expansive range of professional broadcast and post production sales experience to the company, which he will leverage to drive sales of SNS technology with SNS’s channel of Resellers worldwide.
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Encore Completes Dailies, Post & VFX for HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'
News: Encore Completes Dailies, Post & VFX for HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'Four-Part Project Shot on Film Shared Between New York and Los Angeles Facilities
HBO's miniseries "Olive Kitteridge" starring Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins and Bill Murray tells the poignantly sweet, acerbically funny and devastatingly tragic story of a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, told through the lens of Olive , whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center.
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Blur Cinematics for "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" Anniversary Release
News: Blur Cinematics for "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" Anniversary Release“Halo 2: Anniversary” Cinematics Reimagined to Immerse Fans Into Critically Acclaimed Story and Complement Re-mastered Gameplay from Developer 343 Industries
Blur Studio worked closely with 343 Industries to revitalize and retell some of the most iconic moments from the venerable "Halo" franchise for the anniversary release of "Halo: The Master Chief Collection."“Halo: The Master Chief Collection” offers the complete story of “Halo’s” legendary hero, the Master Chief, for the first time on one console, and Blur was brought in to refresh over forty characters and almost an hour’s worth of cinematic sequences from “Halo 2: Anniversary.”
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Mixamo Now Offers Direct 3D Character Downloads for Source Filmmaker and Garry’s Mod
News: Mixamo Now Offers Direct 3D Character Downloads for Source Filmmaker and Garry’s ModCreating, downloading and importing 3d characters into Valve’s Source Filmmaker and Face Punch Studios’ Garry’s Mod just got a lot easier for millions of gamers and modders
Users of Valve’s Source Engine-based modding applications, Source Filmmaker and Garry’s Mod, just received a major productivity boost in the creation of 3D characters. Today, Mixamo, Inc announced that it has released a direct download feature that will enable anyone creating a 3D character with the latest version of its character creator software Fuse , and animating it with its Animations, to import those characters straight into Source Filmmaker and Garry’s Mod.
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History® Partners With The University of Oklahoma to Offer The First TV Network-Branded Online Course for College Credit
HISTORY® Announces a Unique, Multimedia-Enhanced Course "United States, 1865 to the Present", Taught by Scholar-in-Residence at HISTORY® and University of Oklahoma Professor Steve Gillon, Which Will Be Available For Transferable College Credit or as a Non-Credit Version for Life Learners
A+E Network®'s HISTORY® Channel will partner with the University of Oklahoma to offer the very first TV Network-branded online course for transferable college credit or for the lifelong learner. HISTORY® Channel's United States, 1865 to the Present course enrollment will launch on October 28 at History.com/courses and will be taught by award winning teacher, OU professor, and renowned historian Steve Gillon. The announcement was made today by Dan Suratt, EVP, Digital Media, A+E Networks and University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren.
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ROCCAT and Alienware Become Exclusive Partners
News: ROCCAT and Alienware Become Exclusive PartnersTwo of the biggest names in gaming peripherals and hardware combine creative forces
ROCCAT Studios proudly announces an exclusive partnership with legendary cornerstone in PC gaming greatness, Alienware. Together, ROCCAT and Alienware are bringing the first of their collaborative efforts to gaming fans the world over with the melding of Alienware’s incredible AlienFX lighting system, and some of ROCCAT’s most innovative peripherals, the Kone XTD, Isku FX and groundbreaking Tyon gaming mouse.
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Cogswell College Student Wins "Best Horror Game Design" Contest Held By Ares Magazine
News: Cogswell College Student Wins "Best Horror Game Design" Contest Held By Ares MagazineCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique, project-based curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced that one of its students was the winner of the “Best Horror Game Design” Award from Ares Magazine. A media vehicle for short stories in the fantasy and sci-fi genres, each issue of Ares Magazine is delivered to subscribers along with a new game.
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Encore Ups Thor Roos to VP, Business Strategy for Vancouver Office
News: Encore Ups Thor Roos to VP, Business Strategy for Vancouver OfficeEncore Senior Colorist Thor Roos is now Vice President of Business Strategy for the post production and VFX company’s Vancouver office, reporting to Encore Executive Vice President Bill Romeo.
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Allegorithmic Ships Substance Painter 1.0
Award-Winning Particle Painter Adds New Features for High-Res Support and Custom Shaders; Available on Steam and Unity Asset Store
The talk of the gaming world is now production-ready thanks to a few new power packs. With today’s highly anticipated release of Substance Painter 1.0, Allegorithmic is bringing a new UI, 4K support, and the ability to load custom shaders to its award-winning, next-gen painting application.
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Mixamo and Adobe Bring 3D Character Animation to Photoshop CC
Artists can now import 3D animated characters and blend them with 2D scenes in the latest version of Photoshop CC
Mixamo, Inc announced today it worked with Adobe to provide support for the use of 3D animated characters in the latest release of Photoshop CC. Now Adobe® Photoshop® CC users have the ability to import animated 3D characters in COLLADA format. Once imported into Photoshop CC, artists can use the animated characters for a number of workflows, such as creating animations, 2D/3D compositing, 3D painting of character textures, and 3D printing.
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Rising Sun Pictures Reveals X-Men Magic at EB Games Expo
News: Rising Sun Pictures Reveals X-Men Magic at EB Games ExpoRising Sun Pictures DFX Supervisor Adam Paschke will discuss the studio’s ground-breaking work on the recent film X-Men: Days of Future Past at EB Games Expo this Sunday in Sydney.
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Trilogy Provides Comms Links for Scottish Referendum
News: Trilogy Provides Comms Links for Scottish ReferendumTwo days after the close of IBC 2014, eligible residents of Scotland went to local polling stations to answer one question, “Should Scotland be an independent country?"
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GameSoundCon Speakers And Attendees To Be Interviewed For Documentary Beep
New film documents game sound & music from the mechanical arcades through to today's orchestras
Karen Collins, the leading and most prolific academic in game audio, will be bringing her film crew to GameSoundCon, the premier game music and sound design conference, to cover the event and to interview attendees and speakers for the kickstarter-funded documentary, Beep: A Documentary History of Video Game Music and Sound.
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Southpaw Technology Launches Five New TACTIC Apps
Southpaw Technology, the developer of the open source digital asset and workflow management platform TACTIC, announced today that it has just launched all of the apps announced at Siggraph 2014 -- TACTIC | VFX, TACTIC | aSync, TACTIC | Server Assist -- and that it has included a fourth and fifth product in the new launch line up: TACTIC | Media Library and TACTIC | Brand Manager.
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OTOY releases OctaneRender™ 2.1 with Community-Requested Features and Scriptable Nodes for Developers to Go Beyond Graphics
Lighting layers, Undo function, and improved sampling make the best GPU renderer even better
Cloud graphics pioneer, OTOY Inc., today announced the availability of OctaneRender™ 2.1, the latest version of its advanced real-time rendering software with several improvements and community-requested features. Previewed at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference and 2014 NAB Show, the new version includes:
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Senior Colorist Mark Wilkins Joins Encore
News: Senior Colorist Mark Wilkins Joins EncoreSenior Colorist Mark Wilkins is now a member of the Encore team, working out of the post production and VFX company's Hollywood location. With over 30 years in the industry, Wilkins has color graded many high-profile, award-winning shows including "Two and Half Men," "The Big Bang Theory," "The Simpsons" and "Silicon Valley," among others.
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Studio Technologies Model 215 Dante™-Enabled Announcer’s Consoles Translate the Next Generation of Gamers with Microsoft Production Studios
News: Studio Technologies Model 215 Dante™-Enabled Announcer’s Consoles Translate the Next Generation of Gamers with Microsoft Production StudiosXbox LIVE™ Multi-Lingual Interpreters Rely on Six Model 215 Units for GamesCom 2014
Microsoft Production Studios recently installed six Studio Technologies Model 215 Dante™-Enabled Announcer’s Consoles in its state-of-the-art production facility to handle multi-lingual translations for a program produced in conjunction with Xbox LIVE, Microsoft’s online gaming and media delivery service. The American English Xbox LIVE production streamed audio and video content during the recent 2014 GamesCom convention in Germany, the world’s second largest video game trade fair, attracting over 340,000 visitors, 6,000 journalists and 635 exhibitors from 88 countries.
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Zac Cavaliero's Animated Short Wins Reel 13 National Competition - Earning It A Broadcast Debut on Thirteen-WNET
News: Zac Cavaliero's Animated Short Wins Reel 13 National Competition - Earning It A Broadcast Debut on Thirteen-WNETAs A Growing Number of Feature Films Continue to Tap His Talent As A Previz Artist, Shot Designer, FX Artist and Modeler, The Young Filmmaker Continues To Evolve As A Multi-Disciplined Talent
Zac Cavaliero's short film, 'The Frank Job,’ showcasing the cinematographer's skills as a character animator was Reel 13's voters' choice this week, earning it a slot on national broadcast television on Thirteen-WNET's Saturday evening line up. The film's storyline is a new twist on the classic tale of 'Frankenstein,' with the lead character, an inept yet determined mad scientist, artfully crafted by Cavaliero into an animated character with features befitting his eccentric personality.
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Asbury PR Agency and Bridge Strategic Communications Form Strategic Alliance to Offer PR and Marketing Service to Diverse Clients
News: Asbury PR Agency and Bridge Strategic Communications Form Strategic Alliance to Offer PR and Marketing Service to Diverse ClientsTwo of the entertainment industry’s most experienced and respected public relations practitioners, Stu Zakim, founder of New York City-based Bridge Strategic Communications, and Dan Harary, founder of Beverly Hills, CA-based Asbury PR Agency, have formed a strategic alliance. The two agency owners have joined forces to offer media and entertainment industry clients, across all sectors, full-service public relations, promotional, social media, and marketing services, on a national basis.
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Xytech Partners With Unlimi-Tech Enabling Accelerated File Transfers
Integration of FileCatalyst Technology with MediaPulse Platform Seamlessly Speeds File Delivery
Xytech, the leader in facility management software for the broadcast and media industries, and Unlimi-Tech Software, Inc., a pioneer in managed file transfers, today announced a technology partnership integrating the companies' signature products. The robust functionality will accelerate media operations from initial request through distribution and billing for Xytech users, without compromising security or speed.
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Encore Names Andy Gizzarelli VP, Head of Production
News: Encore Names Andy Gizzarelli VP, Head of ProductionPost production and visual effects company Encore has hired Andy Gizzarelli as Vice President, Head of Production for its Los Angeles office. Gizzarelli will oversee Encore Hollywood’s team of post production supervisors, in addition to producing shows in-house – starting with the third season of Netflix’s “House of Cards” in 4K.
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Riptide Music Group Artist Helen Austin Wins 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest "Song of the Year" for her Original Tune "Colour It"
News: Riptide Music Group Artist Helen Austin Wins 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest "Song of the Year" for her Original Tune "Colour It"Riptide Music Group, a “sync-flavored” global publishing administration company with services that include the worldwide synchronization of music for advertising, movie trailers, television, film and video games, has announced that its artist Helen Austin is the co-winner of the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest’s “Song of the Year.”
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cinec 2014, Celebrating its 10th Anniversary Staging, Now More than Ever Combines Professionalism with Innovation
This year, cinec will deal with the contrasts between the traditional roles of film technology and the challenges of modernity. Digitalization calls for a revamp of all areas from camera to distribution and brings together renowned suppliers and newcomers from the realms of the gaming and computer industry. What is required now more than ever is for professionalism to be the highest priority.
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Encore Taps Jennifer Tellefsen for VP, VFX Role
News: Encore Taps Jennifer Tellefsen for VP, VFX RolePost production and visual effects company Encore has appointed Jennifer Tellefsen (JT) as Vice President of Business Development, VFX for Encore offices worldwide. Having served as VP of Business Development, Post at the Hollywood location since 2009, JT helped Encore complete its transition to file-based workflows and will now focus on piloting the company's thriving visual effects department under SVP, VFX, Tom Kendall.
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New Channel in Balkans Selects Trilogy’s Gemini
Trilogy, a leading supplier of intercom solutions and master reference generators for the broadcast industry, has announced that “N1” a new news channel that will cover the Balkan countries of Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina has selected Trilogy’s Gemini distributed matrix intercom system.
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Mixamo Launches New, More Affordable Pricing
News: Mixamo Launches New, More Affordable PricingNew Pricing Designed to Make Mixamo’s Animation Service Even More Accessible to Individual Animators, Indie and Advanced Studios
Mixamo, Inc announced today that it has launched a brand new pricing strategy geared to meet the needs of animators and studios at every level. The new strategy includes more affordable pay-per-use pricing for Mixamo’s services, as well as three cost-effective and flexible pricing tiers, called “Starter”, “Indie” and “All Access”.
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Southpaw Technology Announces TACTIC Apps
News: Southpaw Technology Announces TACTIC AppsOpen Source and Commercial Apps Eextend TACTIC's Functionality to Meet the Needs of Multiple Industries
SIGGRAPH 2014 - Southpaw Technology, the developer of the open source digital asset and workflow management platform TACTIC, announced today that it is in development on open source and commercially available apps to extend the functionality of the TACTIC platform. Three such apps -- “TACTIC | VFX”, “TACTIC | aSync” and “TACTIC | ServerAssist” -- will be available starting this Fall. Southpaw Technology will be discussing its new app initiative and the individual apps in the Ontario booth at Siggraph (Booth #801).
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OTOY Unveils Holographic Video, Announces First Commercial Holographic Display for Early 2015
Ari Emanuel: “The Future of Media and Entertainment is not Going to be a Flat Screen. OTOY is Building the Content Pipeline for the Next Generation of Movies and Computer Graphics, where Immersion and Presence will be a Key Axis of the Creative Process.” Rod Roddenberry: “OTOY is Making My Father’s Vision of the "Star Trek" Holodeck a Practical Reality in our Lifetime.”
Cloud graphics company, OTOY Inc., today marked a major milestone in the future of media and entertainment, unveiling a holographic video pipeline for content creators, including the world’s first portable 360 holographic capture system and a cloud-based pipeline for creating and deploying holographic media to virtual reality and, in 2015, holographic light field displays. The pipeline enables holographic captures of real world people, objects, and environments, and one-click publishing of interactive holographic videos which are viewable on mobile devices and virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift. Forthcoming next-generation light field displays being developed by OTOY will bring commercial freestanding volumetric holographic displays to market in 2015.
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With Mixamo Fuse and Kinect for Windows v2 Users Can Bring Themselves into a Character Creator
News: With Mixamo Fuse and Kinect for Windows v2 Users Can Bring Themselves into a Character CreatorNow It’s Even Easier for Gamers, Modders and Developers to Put Themselves into a Video Game
Mixamo, Inc announced today that it is now possible to use Kinect for Windows v2 and scanning software to get 3D models into Mixamo’s character creator software, Fuse. In addition to a blog post highlighting the new Fuse-Kinect for Windows v2 workflow, gamers, modders and developers will be able to check out the new workflow at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany (Hall 4.1, Booth B015a).
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RSG Media and Xytech Join Forces to Streamline the Digital Supply Chain
News: RSG Media and Xytech Join Forces to Streamline the Digital Supply ChainJoint Solution Implemented at One of America's Largest Spanish-Language Broadcast Networks
RSG Media, purveyor of the dominant media business rights management system and Xytech, the leader in facility management software for the broadcast and media industries, today announced a technology partnership integrating the companies' flagship products. For content owners taking on the complex task of automating the digital supply chain to maximize the monetization of their content, the joint solution will simplify and streamline their efforts.
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Encore Ups Jay Bodnar, Tom Kendall and Morgan Strauss to Senior VP
News: Encore Ups Jay Bodnar, Tom Kendall and Morgan Strauss to Senior VPPost production and visual effects company Encore today announced the promotions of Jay Bodnar to SVP, Engineering; Tom Kendall to SVP, VFX; and Morgan Strauss to SVP, Operations. In new positions designed to spearhead Encore’s next phase of growth, the executive trio remains in the company’s Los Angeles headquarters, reporting to Encore Executive Vice President Bill Romeo.
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Faceware Technologies Releases Faceware Live 2.0
News: Faceware Technologies Releases Faceware Live 2.0Upgraded Real-Time Facial Technology Includes Faster Calibration, Enhanced Face Tracking, Unity Support and More
Faceware Technologies, the leading provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has upgraded and released version 2.0 of its real-time facial mocap and animation product, Faceware Live. Originally announced at Siggraph 2013, the first version of Faceware Live has been in testing at a handful of studios since last Fall. Demos of the upgraded solution will be available in Faceware Technologies' booth #653 at Siggraph 2014, Aug 12-14.
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Meet Chaos Group Labs: LA’s New CG Think Tank
R&D Center for Creative Projects; Current Initiatives Include Advances in Digital Filmmaking, Virtual Reality, and the Wikihuman Project
Today, Chaos Group introduces Chaos Group Laboratories, a new collaborative think tank to explore advances in rendering technology. Located in LA’s hub of design, visual effects and technology, Chaos Group Labs will serve as a place where artists, industry leaders and academic researchers are invited to contribute to development discussions and help solve key computer graphics challenges.
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Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s ‘Tyrant’
News: Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s ‘Tyrant’“Tyrant,” FX’s new drama produced by Fox 21, tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation, a fictional country Encore VFX helped realize through exotic set extensions, extravagant CG palaces and city skylines, subtle environmental work and crowd duplication. On site in Morocco, where the pilot was shot last fall, Encore VFX Supervisor Doug Ludwig worked closely with the show’s production designer and art director to scout locations that conveyed the appropriate level of opulence, which were then further enhanced with VFX.
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Mixamo Animations Now Available in Unreal Engine 4 Marketplace
News: Mixamo Animations Now Available in Unreal Engine 4 MarketplaceFree, Ready-Made Animations Let Unreal Engine Developers Get Their 3D Characters Moving in Minutes
Mixamo, Inc announced today that it has made a number of popular animations from its massive animation collection available in Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 Marketplace. These Mixamo animations are optimized for use in Unreal Engine 4.3, are available at no additional charge to game developers with an Unreal Engine 4 subscription, and are ready for use in the popular game engine. The animations are available starting today, July 31, 2014.
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Cogswell College Game Studio Student to Present School-Developed, Mobile App Game "Tangram Jam" During SIGGRAPH 2014's "Appy Hour" on August 13
News: Cogswell College Game Studio Student to Present School-Developed, Mobile App Game "Tangram Jam" During SIGGRAPH 2014's "Appy Hour" on August 13Cogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, will have a student from its Game Studio present a newly produced, school-developed, mobile app game during the 2014 SIGGRAPH Conference’s “Appy Hour” showcase in Vancouver. The announcement was made by Jerome Solomon, Cogswell’s Dean of the College & Director of Game Design & Development program.
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Shotgun Software Passes Bishop Fox Security Audit
Shotgun Software has reached an important milestone with the announcement that it recently passed a stringent security test by global secuirty auditing firm Bishop Fox. This marks Shotgun's ongoing investment in ensuring that its software meets the tight security requirements of its customers in film, television and games.
Shotgun Software, developer of cloud-based production tracking, review, and asset management software for film, TV and games (recently acquired by Autodesk), today announced that the Shotgun software application recently passed a full penetration test by global security auditing firm Bishop Fox. This positive assessment is a milestone marking Shotgun's ongoing investment in ensuring that its software meets the stringent requirements of the creative industry and that its clients can trust the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their intellectual property on the Shotgun platform.
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2014 Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference Show Report
ETIA 2014 Overview
Showcasing the state of the art in technologies for providing entertainment over digital infrastructures, the second Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference was jointly sponsored by SMPTE and Stanford's Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN). On June 17 and 18, attendees gathered in the Nvidia Auditorium in the Huang Engineering Building on the Stanford campus to hear presentations from more than 50 industry experts. These visionaries shared their insights on best practices and future challenges for serving the entertainment needs of consumers worldwide over IP-based infrastructure — most commonly using the Internet.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Production Sessions Feature Summer Blockbusters, Oscar Winner
SIGGRAPH 2014 will offer presentations on more than 15 of the biggest current and upcoming studio productions, including “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Gravity,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Production Sessions are hosted as part of the Computer Animation Festival and will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 11-14 August.
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Deluxe To Serve As The First Mastering Facility For Dolby® Vision
Deluxe Dedicates Burbank Suite to Dolby Mastering Service
Deluxe, a global innovator offering comprehensive creative, media, distribution and asset-management solutions for media and entertainment, has been chosen by Dolby as the first facility offering state-of-the-art mastering for Dolby Vision.
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UK Govt Backs Geomerics to Revolutionize the Movie Industry
News: UK Govt Backs Geomerics to Revolutionize the Movie IndustryGeomerics, an ARM® company, has won backing from the UK’s Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to bring its real-time graphics rendering techniques from the gaming world to the big screen. The award, worth £1million, will enable Geomerics and its partners to take a revolutionary step for filmmakers, allowing instant rendering of complex animation sequences, saving cost and production time.
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Support Partners Places Multiple Order for Eyeheight BroadcastSafePP
Support Partners, one of Britain's leading providers of broadcast related systems and services, has ordered seven BroadcastSafePP legaliser plug-ins for Adobe Premiere Pro together with seven USB single-licence keys.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Selects Elliot Kotek, Co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as Keynote Speaker
ACM SIGGRAPH announces the selection of Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as the keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 10-14 August 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
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Encore Deploys Global Post Workflow for Fox’s “24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY”
News: Encore Deploys Global Post Workflow for Fox’s “24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY”London and Los Angeles Facilities Deliver On-Site Dailies Through Finishing
Heroic agent Jack Bauer is back in Fox's series event "24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY," with on-site dailies and post production services for all 12 episodes being completed by Encore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company. Shot in London, Encore's local office manages the dailies workflow, then pipes footage back to Encore Hollywood for online editing, coloring and finishing.
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Encore Promotes Robert Glass to SVP, Sales Worldwide; Brings Augie Melendez on Board as VP, Sales
News: Encore Promotes Robert Glass to SVP, Sales Worldwide; Brings Augie Melendez on Board as VP, SalesPost production and visual effects company Encore has named Robert Glass Senior Vice President, Sales Worldwide and hired Augie Melendez as Vice President, Sales. Longtime industry veterans, both executives serve to anchor leadership within the growing company out of Encore's Los Angeles headquarters.
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FileCatalyst and TMD Partner to Accelerate File Transfer Globally with Mediaflex
Unlimi-Tech Software, Inc., a pioneer in managed file transfers and the creator of FileCatalyst, a world-leading accelerated file transfer solution, is pleased to announce an integration partner agreement with TransMedia Dynamics (TMD), a UK-based company that provides media asset management software solutions and services to the media, broadcast and archive industries. Both companies are exhibiting at BroadcastAsia 2014 - FileCatalyst will be on stand 5B2-O2 and TMD is on 5E4-05.
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Jamuna Television Expands with Trilogy’s Gemini
Trilogy, a leading supplier of intercom solutions and master reference generators for the broadcast industry, has announced that Jamuna Television, a 24-hour satellite news channel in Bangladesh, has expanded its intercom system to accommodate a third production studio and control room with a 32-port Gemini intercom system from Trilogy.
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ETIA 2014 Exploration Zone to Showcase Holodeck-Inspired Virtual Reality Technology Driving Immersive Entertainment
Conference Session Draws Tech and Creative Visionaries to Discuss Keys to Unleashing Potential of the Interactive, Immersive Entertainment Experience
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN) have released details on the new Interactive Exploration Zone at the 2014 "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age" (ETIA) conference. The zone will feature developing technologies that are driving the evolution of immersive entertainment experiences. A subsequent evening session, "The Holodeck: Entertainment for the Next Generation," will include an interview with renowned gaming industry creative and executive William "Bing" Gordon of KPCB and a panel discussion including Gordon and other innovators.
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Apple Releases iOS 8 SDK With Over 4,000 New APIs
Biggest Developer Release Ever Includes Extensibility Features, HealthKit, HomeKit & Swift
Apple® today released its iOS 8 SDK, the biggest developer release ever with more than 4,000 new APIs, giving developers the ability to create amazing new apps like never before. iOS 8 allows developers to further customize the user experience with major extensibility features like Notification Center widgets and third-party keyboards; and introduces robust frameworks such as HealthKit and HomeKit. iOS 8 also includes Metal, a new graphics technology that maximizes the performance of the A7 chip and Swift, a powerful new programming language.
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ShootersINC Welcomes Nick Litwinko as Managing Director of ShootersNYC, DIVE & BIGSMACK
News: ShootersINC Welcomes Nick Litwinko as Managing Director of ShootersNYC, DIVE & BIGSMACKShootersINC has welcomed Nick Litwinko as Managing Director of ShootersNYC, DIVE & BIGSMACK. The announcement was made this morning by ShootersINC President Ray Carballada, who notes that Litwinko will be overseeing the management of these three divisions, as well as continuing to grow the company’s overall presence in New York.
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TDC Provides Core Video Expertise for Largest-Ever Light Festival Vivid Sydney
News: TDC Provides Core Video Expertise for Largest-Ever Light Festival Vivid SydneyThe Technical Direction Company is proud to be deploying the full range of its professional and technical expertise in providing core technology and services to Destination NSW for the sixth annual Vivid Sydney festival.
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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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Mistika, SGO’s Colour Grading And Finishing Platform, to Support Dolby® Vision™
News: Mistika, SGO’s Colour Grading And Finishing Platform, to Support Dolby® Vision™SGO today announced that its extremely powerful flagship colour grading and finishing platform, Mistika, now supports Dolby® Vision™ technology, enabling the display of high dynamic range (HDR) images with wider colour gamut capabilities. SGO, working in close collaboration with Dolby, will look to make the Dolby Vision workflow capabilities available in Mistika from version 8.2, which was previewed at NAB and is due for release shortly after IBC 2014.
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Ant Farm Wins Seven 2014 Game Marketing Awards
News: Ant Farm Wins Seven 2014 Game Marketing AwardsAnt Farm, one of Hollywood’s leading entertainment and brand marketing agencies, was a big winner at last night’s 2014 Game Marketing Awards held in San Francisco. Having been nominated for nine awards, the creative agency won a total of seven honors, including a Gold Award for Best Showing at a Trade Event: E3 Experience Activision/Blizzard Entertainment.
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"Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"
News: "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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Allegorithmic’s Substance Engine Now Available for All Unreal Engine 4 Developers
News: Allegorithmic’s Substance Engine Now Available for All Unreal Engine 4 DevelopersFull Integration of Game Industry’s Leading Next-Gen Texture Development Tool on Epic Games’ GitHub
Today, Allegorithmic’s Substance Engine is coming to one of the gaming world’s favorite development platforms. With a full integration into Unreal Engine 4 (UE4), Substance Engine makes the creation of next-gen textures a seamless experience for even the most ambitious of game developers. No purchase required, just a free plugin available for all Unreal Engine 4 developers.
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Stream TV Networks Teams With SGO at NAB 2014
New Toolsets to Accelerate Adoption of the Glasses-Free 3D Ultra-D Format
Stream TV Networks, Inc. is pleased to announce its revolutionary Ultra-D™ glasses-free 3D technology will be demonstrated in the SGO booth (SL9021) at the National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB 2014) in Las Vegas, April 7-10, marking the first time that the glasses-free 3D screens will be on display at the show. The NAB showcase also marks the start of Stream TV’s relationship with SGO, the global leader in innovation for 3D post-production.
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Bungie’s Destiny® to Use Faceware
Bungie Chooses Faceware’s Facial Mo-Cap Products to Help Breathe Life into Destiny’s Characters
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that video game developer, Bungie, Inc., has chosen to use Faceware’s Professional Facial Motion Capture Product Line to add lifelike expressions and human-realistic emotions to Destiny’s characters.
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iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology Accelerates Post Production Workflow For “The Boy and His Robot”
News: iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology Accelerates Post Production Workflow For “The Boy and His Robot”First-Ever Asian Mecha Live-Action and Animated Feature Film Series Leverages Markerless iPi Motion Capture Software Using Sony PS Eye Game Webcams
iPi Soft, LLC, today announced that the company’s line of markerless iPi Motion Capture technology will be used to capture all the motion in the ground-breaking live-action mecha feature film, “The Boy and His Robot (TBAHR).” Directed by Rich Ho, founder of the award-winning Singapore-based production company Richmanclub Studios, the film marks the first time iPi Motion Capture’s six Sony PS Eye gaming webcams set up was used for main actors and robot action, proprietary crowd simulation and more.
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"Gravity" Sound Crew Wins Inaugural 'AMPS' Award For Excellence In Sound
News: "Gravity" Sound Crew Wins Inaugural 'AMPS' Award For Excellence In SoundAMPS (The Association of Motion Picture Sound) is extremely happy to announce that Chris Munro, Glenn Freemantle and Skip Lievsay have won the inaugural AMPS ‘Award for Excellence in the Craft of Sound for a Feature Film’ for their work on the feature film Gravity.
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Unified Video Technologies Adds Virtual Reality to IVE Surround Video Experience with Oculus Rift Integration
Company to Introduce New IVE Social and Navigation Features at NATPE
Unified Video Technologies (UNIV), a provider of complete media ecosystems and software services for broadcasters, enterprises and the entertainment industry, will demonstrate Release 1.5 of its IVE managed solution for creating and streaming 360˚ video experiences at NATPE Miami 2014, a leading international exhibition for the digital and linear communities (January 27-29, the Fontainebleau, Miami, Booth 602). Visitors will experience an engaging, immersive virtual reality experience created by combining IVE surround video with Oculus Rift, a next-generation headset for three-dimensional gaming.
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Big Block Live Announces New Director Signings
News: Big Block Live Announces New Director SigningsBig Block Live to Represent Modern Storytellers Josh + Vince, GHOST+COW and Joe Sabia
Big Block Live has announced its first directorial roster, signing directors Josh + Vince, GHOST+COW and Joe Sabia for exclusive representation in North America. Collectively, these are writer/directors who create integrated campaigns across all platforms, who know how to build and captivate audiences and who understand the importance of distribution and destination to story.
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Qube Cinema Adds Support for Auro 11.1 by Barco Sound System
XP-D and XP-I Digital Cinema Servers Implement New Cinema Audio Format
Qube Cinema has been licensed to support Auro 11.1 by Barco playback in its flagship XP-D and XP-I digital cinema servers. Auro 11.1 by Barco provides movie-going audiences with the most natural 3D acoustics. Exhibitors now have the means to deploy this new sound system from Barco with Qube Cinema servers.
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ToolsOnAir Integrates FileCatalyst Technology for Accelerated Digital Content Delivery in Broadcast Workflows
Unlimi-Tech Software's FileCatalyst announces an embedded partnership agreement with ToolsOnAir.
Unlimi-Tech Software, Inc., a pioneer in managed file transfers and the creator of FileCatalyst, the world's leading accelerated file transfer solution, is pleased to announce an embedded partner agreement with ToolsOnAir, a leading broadcast solutions provider based in Vienna, Austria.
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