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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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Veteran Sound Mixer Claudia Katayanagi Brings Sound Devices 664 Mixer/Recorder On-Set for Latest Role as First-Time Documentary Director
Veteran Sound Mixer Claudia Katayanagi Brings Sound Devices 664 Mixer/Recorder On-Set for Latest Role as First-Time Documentary DirectorHer Film, A Bitter Legacy, Uncovers the Secret Prisons of WWII’s Japanese-American Concentration Camps
Claudia Katayanagi has had a long career in sound mixing and recording that has taken her on location with HBO documentaries, including the acclaimed Food, Inc., Crude and Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, PBS’ Frontline, and the BBC’s arts-focused Imagine series. She has also made dozens of programs for San Francisco’s public media station KQED, and worked on the second and first units of feature films.
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Emmy-Nominated VFX Producer Sean Tompkins Joins FuseFX
Emmy-Nominated VFX Producer Sean Tompkins Joins FuseFXVFX Producers Danielle Beemis and Miles DeLong also added to Los Angeles staff.
In a further strengthening of its Los Angeles production staff, FuseFX has added three veteran visual effects producers. They include Sean Tompkins, a two-time Emmy nominee who previously served as Associate Head of Production at Zoic Studios.
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ASC Announces Finalists for 2016 Student Heritage Awards
American Society of Cinematographers Announces Finalists for 2016 Student Heritage Awards
Continuing their mission to advance the art of cinematography by inspiring and educating the next generation of filmmakers, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the nominees for the 2016 ASC Haskell Wexler Student Documentary Award and the Vilmos Zsigmond Student Heritage Award for Undergraduates and Graduates. A panel of prestigious ASC members judged the entries, and selected 18 students from a talented pool of filmmakers with exceptional abilities in cinematography. The students represent 12 different U.S. film schools; winners will be revealed on October 15. The finalists are:
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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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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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Turner Asia Pacific Boosts Audience Engagement and Revenue Potential with Landmark Ad Management from Imagine Communications
Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, has installed its Landmark Sales, Rights & Scheduling system at Turner Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. The transformation in Turner's business operations puts all of Turner's planning and campaign management in a single solution, helping to eliminate bottlenecks and the need to transfer data from one system to another.
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Go Creative Show - Stranger Things // Tim Ives
Go Creative Show - Stranger Things // Tim IvesTim Ives is the visionary Director of Photography of Stranger Things and HBO’s Girls and he joins Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli to discuss all the lighting and lensing techniques that give Stranger Things its retro-iconic look.
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mOcean Hires Mitch Monson as Creative Director / Client Partner
mOcean Hires Mitch Monson as Creative Director / Client PartnermOcean is pleased to welcome Mitch Monson as Creative Director / Client Partner, where he will deepen the creative marketing agency’s footprint in motion design. An Emmy-winning designer, Monson has collaborated with some of the top television networks and brands in the world, including ABC, Al Jazeera, Canal+, Comedy Central, FOX, HBO, Showtime, Canon, IBM, and Nike. He was also instrumental in creating one of the most unique and recognizable pieces of design -- the iconic Love Symbol for The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.
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Syndrome Refocuses Company's Core Services - Now Specializing in Artistic and Collaborative Motion Graphics and Design Across All Media
Syndrome Refocuses Company's Core Services - Now Specializing in Artistic and Collaborative Motion Graphics and Design Across All MediaSyndrome Studio, a multi-award winning creative studio specializing in motion graphic design and animation for major entertainment, advertising and brand clients, has re-strategized the company’s core services, and will now focus on providing highly artistic and collaborative motion graphics and design to clients working across all media.
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Brand New Family Adventure Album "Tales" Released by Award Winning Custom Music and Sound Design Company The Hit House
Brand New Family Adventure Album "Tales" Released by Award Winning Custom Music and Sound Design Company The Hit HouseTop custom music and sound design company The Hit House has released “Tales,” its latest original album. Tales has been created and produced by composers Scott Lee Miller, William Hunt, Dan Diaz, and Martyn Corbet. Sally House, Executive Producer, The Hit House, made the announcement.
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Go Creative Show - The Cinematography of The Night Of, with Igor Martinovic
Go Creative Show - The Cinematography of The Night Of, with Igor MartinovicIgor Martinovic is the brilliant cinematographer of the new HBO hit series The Night Of and he joins Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli to discuss his lighting and shooting techniques.
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azPTP prepares for 4K and beyond utilizing Bluefish444 I/O video cards
azPTP prepares for 4K and beyond utilizing Bluefish444 I/O video cardsaZPTP upgrades to Bluefish444 EPOCH
Phoenix-based azPTP has been providing fully equipped production crews to major studios, television shows, ad agencies and corporate clients since 1999. They offer complete post production editing, audio, color correction and cleanup services with the latest equipment, and they’ve got global experience in 6K, 5K, 4K and HD, with offerings from script to screen.
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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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Rado Stefanov Goes Incognito with DPA Microphones
Rado Stefanov Goes Incognito with DPA MicrophonesProduction Sound Mixer relies on d:screet Slim Microphone to provide invisible sound capture in Las Vegas
As a production sound mixer for reality shows, documentaries, commercials and scripted productions, Rado Stefanov needs his microphone to be as versatile as his body of work. His long-time go-to solution has been DPA Microphones due entirely to the mics’ pristine sound and durability. As one of the first to push for and beta-test the company’s d:screet™Slim Microphone, Stefanov turned to the mic for his various projects requiring near invisible miking solutions.
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DECON Signs Director Steven Caple Jr.
DECON Signs Director Steven Caple Jr.Creative production company DECON has signed director Steven Caple Jr. for his first U.S. commercial representation. The director, whose debut feature film The Land recently premiered nationwide, brings a tireless passion for unique storytelling and a desire for infusing personal global perspective to all of his work. The Land is executive produced by Nas and tells the story of four teenage boys who devote their summer to escaping the streets of Cleveland, Ohio to pursue a dream life of professional skateboarding. The film, which stars Erykah Badu, MGK and Michael K. Williams, premiered at Sundance in 2016 to rave reviews and was acquired by IFC Films for U.S. distribution. DECON’s sister company, Mass Appeal, released the soundtrack for the film, featuring music from Nas, Kanye West, Erykah Badu Pusha T, French Montana and other notable artists.
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Technicolor PostWorks Supports Seven Emmy Nominated Productions
Technicolor PostWorks Supports Seven Emmy Nominated ProductionsTechnicolor PostWorks provided post-production services for seven television programs that received nominations in the 68th Emmy Awards. They include the scripted series The Affair, The Americans, Master of None, Mozart in the Jungle and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the documentary mini-series Jackie Robinson and the documentary series Vice.
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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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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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PipelineFX introduces metered licensing, brings no pre-pays to cloud rendering
Per-minute Billing Supports Burst Rendering Requirements in the Cloud and In-House; Currently In Use at DHX Media and HouseSpecial
Today, PipelineFXannounces metered licensing for Qube!, a new usage-based option. Licenses are dynamically provided as needed, and billed on a per-minute basis, so customers never have to pre-pay. Only 10 cents/hour, metered licensing can be used for all Cloud and on-premise projects, giving render wranglers and IT managers supreme flexibility when planning tasks and future expenditures.
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Pixel Power - the only true, full-functionality live cloud Playout at IBC2016
StreamMaster redefines the cost and transition from SDI to IP to the cloud
Pixel Power will confirm its position at IBC2016 as the go-to provider of full-functionality, reactive, linear channel playout in the cloud. StreamMaster delivers the rich functionality expected by premium channels, where full dynamic channel playout with the ability to be reactive to schedules is key.
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Legendary Editor Anne Coates, ACE Headlines Sight, Sound & Story 2016
Manhattan Edit Workshop's Fourth Annual June Post Summit Sells Out
On June 11, 2016, over 300 editors, filmmakers, and post production professionals packed the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway for a full day of panels focused on the art of editing documentary films, episodic TV, visual effects, and an in-depth discussion with legendary Oscar-winning editor Anne V. Coates, ACE. The day-long summit was followed by a two-hour networking party sponsored by the American Cinema Editors (ACE.) This year marks the fourth year of the only New York full day summit focused on the art of post production.
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Horace and Pete, Louis C.K.'s Evanescent Water-Cooler Drama, Shot with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Cinema Camera/Recorders
Horace and Pete, Louis C.K.'s Evanescent Water-Cooler Drama, Shot with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Cinema Camera/Recorders“Horace and Pete,” a 2016 web series created, written, and directed by Louis C.K., was shot by Director of Photography Paul Koestner with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema camera/recorders. The series, described by its creator as a tragedy versus a comedy, focuses on Horace (C.K.) and Pete (Steve Buscemi), the owners of Horace and Pete's, a run-down Brooklyn bar.
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Fresh From Two Industry Award Wins, MASTERSFX Expands Into Toronto
Fresh From Two Industry Award Wins, MASTERSFX Expands Into TorontoHollywood & Toronto, June 23, 2016 - Two-time Emmy Award Winner Todd Masters, founder & president of character FX studio MASTERSFX, has announced an expansion of his 30- year-old company, with the opening of a new studio in Toronto.
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Rita Moreno and Quentin Tarantino Receive AFI Honorary Degrees
AFI Conservatory 2016 Commencement Celebrates New Filmmakers
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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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Northern Lights Adds Creative Director/Editor Pat Carpenter
Northern Lights Adds Creative Director/Editor Pat CarpenterNY-based Northern Lights has added veteran creative director/editor Pat Carpenter. With decades of experience, Carpenter has worked across commercials, broadcast promos, documentaries, music and long form content, infusing a distinct vitality in every project he cuts. Joining Northern Lights from Ripcord Creative, he has lent his talents to a number of top shops in New York City, including Definition 6, Creative Bubble and Unitel. With a history of moonlighting as a drummer in NYC’s punk rock scene, Carpenter’s innate sense of rhythm has led to his natural ease and confidence in editing. His work has garnered numerous industry accolades including a Silver Lion for his work for Benjamin Moore “Talking Wall” out of The Martin Agency, a Gold CLIO for his work on Coca-Cola “Happiness Machine” and numerous PromaxBDA Awards for his extensive broadcast work. With a collaborative approach, Carpenter has developed a lineup of repeat clients, including USA, Syfy, Nickelodeon, Pivot and HBO.
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Bullitt Signs Directors Peyton Reed & Loni Peristere To Growing Roster
Bullitt Signs Directors Peyton Reed & Loni Peristere To Growing RosterProduction company Bullitt has expanded its roster with the addition of directors Peyton Reed and Loni Peristere. Reed and Peristere are leading storytellers who align with Bullitt’s leadership in the development of experiences for brands, from commercial campaigns to VR. The filmmaker collective is known for talent at the intersection of entertainment and advertising.
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Colorfront Express Dailies 2016 Unleashes More Raw On-Set Power at Cine Gear Expo
Colorfront Express Dailies 2016 Unleashes More Raw On-Set Power at Cine Gear ExpoExpress Dailies 2016 delivers trendsetting in-production support for UHD HDR workflows
Colorfront , the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, will showcase the groundbreaking capabilities of its new Express Dailies 2016 system for Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) image-processing in on-set dailies workflows, during Cine Gear Expo 2016, c/o ALT Systems and Sony.
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The Hit House Releases Second Entry within Successful FRAMEWORK Sound Design Series Written by Award Winning Sound Design Chad Hughes
The Hit House Releases Second Entry within Successful FRAMEWORK Sound Design Series Written by Award Winning Sound Design Chad HughesFollowing the company’s success last year with the release of its first ever sound design album release FRAMEWORK Layer One, top custom music and sound design company The Hit House has released the second entry within that library series: FRAMEWORK Layer Two. The FRAMEWORK series was created to fill the specific needs of the motion picture trailer industry.
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Wildside Selects WCPMedia Services for Cloud-Based Asset Management and Virtual Streaming for “The Young Pope”
Wildside Selects WCPMedia Services for Cloud-Based Asset Management and Virtual Streaming for “The Young Pope”Internationally-produced television series uses platform to share dailies&edits with producers and trailers with target buyers.
The television series The Young Pope¸ a joint production by Sky, HBO and Canal Plus, produced by Wildside and co-produced by Haut et Court and MediaPRO, is currently using WCPMedia Services’ virtual screening room and collaboration platform to share media during production and post, and to deliver trailers to target buyers.
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AFI Announces Full Slate of AFI DOCS 2016 Films
94 Films from 30 Countries Include Three World Premieres Screening June 22–26 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD
Today, the American Film Institute (AFI) announced the slate of films for AFI DOCS 2016, running June 22–26 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD. The 14th edition showcases 94 films representing 30 countries, including three world premieres, seven North American premieres, three U.S. premieres, 12 East Coast premieres and one international premiere. AFI DOCS 2016 screenings will take place in Washington, DC, at the Newseum and the Landmark E Street Cinema, and in Silver Spring, MD, at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.
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Todd Masters & MASTERSFX Win Second Career Emmy Award for Netflix Movie "Monsterville"
Todd Masters & MASTERSFX Win Second Career Emmy Award for Netflix Movie "Monsterville"Monster-Maker Todd Masters, Founder & President of FX Studio MASTERSFX, has won his second career Emmy Award.
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Rita Moreno and Quentin Tarantino To Receive AFI Honorary Degrees
2016 COMMENCEMENT WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 15, 2016 AT 9:30 A.M.
The American Film Institute announced today it will confer Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa upon Rita Moreno and Quentin Tarantino. Both Moreno and Tarantino will be recognized for their contributions to the art of the moving image during the AFI Conservatory's commencement ceremony on June 15, 2016 at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre.
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Blue Collar Post Collective Professional Development
Blue Collar Post Collective Professional DevelopmentBCPC HELPING LOW-INCOME PROFESSIONALS GET TO MAJOR INDUSTRY EVENTS
The Blue Collar Post Collective is a non-profit organization that supports emerging talent in film and television post production.
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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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Technicolor PostWorks Provides Finishing Services for Oscar-Winning Doc “A Girl in the River”
Technicolor PostWorks Provides Finishing Services for Oscar-Winning Doc “A Girl in the River”A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, winner of this year’s Academy Award® for Best Documentary, Short Subject, recently made its world premiere on HBO. Directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (who also won an Oscar® in 2012 of Saving Face)and edited by Geof Bartz, A.C.E., the 40-minute film went through editorial conforming, final color grading and preparation for broadcast at Technicolor PostWorks New York.
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Alkemy X Adds Director Scott Ross to Diverse Talent Roster
Alkemy X Adds Director Scott Ross to Diverse Talent RosterAlkemy X’s talent roster continues to expand with the addition of Director Scott Ross. Ross brings extensive experience to his new role at Alkemy X, including a variety of work in the industries of fashion, experimental film, music videos, fine art, commercial advertisements and virtual reality.
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IBM Unveils New Aspera FASPStream Software for Live and Near-Live Streaming of Broadcast-quality Video Content Over IP Networks with Low Start-up Delays and Glitch-free Experiences
IBM Unveils New Aspera FASPStream Software for Live and Near-Live Streaming of Broadcast-quality Video Content Over IP Networks with Low Start-up Delays and Glitch-free ExperiencesIBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced at the 2016 NABShow that Aspera, an IBM company, is unveiling Aspera FASPStream, a new turnkey application software line designed to enable live streaming of broadcast-quality video globally over commodity Internet networks with glitch-free playout and negligible start-up time – reducing the need for expensive and limited satellite-based backhaul, transport and distribution.
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Mettle To Unveil SkyBox 360|VR Transitions for Adobe Premiere Pro CC at NAB 2016
See Mettle at NAB 2016, April 18-21 at booth #N8623.
Pioneering 360/VR developer Mettle will debut Skybox 360/VR Transitions for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, a key component of Adobe Creative Cloud® at NAB 2016. The new plug-in package delivers transitions designed specifically for editing cinematic 360 content, a first for the industry.
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Google and Qube! - PFX also at NAB presenting "9 Tips for Cloud Rendering"
Mature Render Farm Management System Provides Direct Link to Google Cloud Platform for Visual Effects, Post and Broadcast Studios
Today, PipelineFX, the leader in render farm management for visual effects, announced that it has become a Google Cloud Platform(GCP) Technology Partner. Using Qube!and Google Cloud Platform, artists can now overcome the resource issues that hold studios back.
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NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day Mastering
NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day MasteringAMIA President Andrea Kalas to Moderate with Experts from Dolby, HBO, Disney and Netflix
=Experts involved in the intricacies of post production and distribution pipelines will come together at NAB 2016 to discuss the hurdles in addressing a constantly evolving marketplace that is embracing new platforms. As part of NAB's Future of Cinema Conference, "Next-Generation Mastering: Where do we go from Here?" will take a deep dive into the ways High Dynamic Range (HDR), Ultra High Definition (UHD), and object-based audio affect workflow efficiencies and final deliverables - including the elusive master for preserving content for future formats, monetization opportunities, and generations to come. Moderated by AMIA President Andrea Kalas, the panel will take place on Sunday, April 17, at 10:45 a.m. in Room S222 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Rounding out the panel are Thad Beier, director of Image Platform Workflow at Dolby; Rod Bogart, director of Production R&D at HBO; Annie Chang, VP of Post-Production Technology at The Walt Disney Studio; and Chris Fetner, director of Global Media Engineering and Partnerships for Netflix.
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Pixel Power demonstrates full broadcast playout in the cloud live at NAB 2016
Fully virtualised playout alongside radical cost-saving graphics automation solutions
Pixel Power, the automation, branding and graphics innovator, is drawing on its 30 year pedigree of uncompromised excellence at NAB 2016 (Las Vegas Convention Center, 18 – 21 April). Taking centre stage is a rolling live demonstration of fully virtualised playout in the cloud, alongside highly productive graphics solutions and proven technology which bridges the transition from today’s broadcast infrastructures to the IP connected future.
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NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day Mastering
NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day MasteringAMIA President Andrea Kalas to Moderate with Experts from Dolby, HBO, Disney and Netflix
Experts involved in the intricacies of post production and distribution pipelines will come together at NAB 2016 to discuss the hurdles in addressing a constantly evolving marketplace that is embracing new platforms. As part of NAB's Future of Cinema Conference, "Next-Generation Mastering: Where do we go from Here?" will take a deep dive into the ways High Dynamic Range (HDR), Ultra High Definition (UHD), and object-based audio affect workflow efficiencies and final deliverables - including the elusive master for preserving content for future formats, monetization opportunities, and generations to come. Moderated by AMIA President Andrea Kalas, the panel will take place on Sunday, April 17, at 10:45 a.m. in Room S222 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Rounding out the panel are Thad Beier, director of Image Platform Workflow at Dolby; Rod Bogart, director of Production R&D at HBO; Annie Chang, VP of Post-Production Technology at The Walt Disney Studio; and Chris Fetner, director of Global Media Engineering and Partnerships for Netflix.
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Cortex Debuts IMF Support, Dead Pixel Detection/Correction, Dolby Vision Support, UpRes to 4K, Edit Tool
Cortex Debuts IMF Support, Dead Pixel Detection/Correction, Dolby Vision Support, UpRes to 4K, Edit ToolDailies solution now goes BEYOND dailies with many new features for media management from production through post.
At NAB 2016, MTI Film will launch the latest version of its groundbreaking dailies and media management software Cortex with new features for IMF deliveries, dead pixel correction, Dolby Vision, 4K up-resing and editing, as well as many UI improvements. Originally conceived as a streamlined dailies processing application, Cortex has developed into an end-to-end solution for managing media from the set through delivery.
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ZOO Digital’s new subtitling service for TV advertising is a hit with major brands and ad agencies
ZOO Digital’s new subtitling service for TV advertising is a hit with major brands and ad agenciesLeading localisation and digital distribution provider, ZOO Digital is delighted to announce the launch of its new Subtitling for TV Ads service. Furthermore, with six major clients already on board including Zebra Worldwide, Telly Traffic, Founded, iris, Creature of London, the innovative cloud-based service is already proving invaluable in the world of fast-turnaround subtitling for advertising.
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Light Iron Continues to Expand Episodic Division
Supervising Colorist Steven Bodner added to SoHo facility
Light Iron – a leading post production solutions provider and member of the Panavision family of companies – is growing its Episodic Division with the addition of Supervising Colorist Steven Bodner in its New York facility. The expansion follows a recent addition of Supervising Episodic Colorist Jeremy Sawyer in Los Angeles.
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Honor Society Signs Director Jonathan Yi
Honor Society Signs Director Jonathan YiNewly-launched prodco signs documentary talent with feature Mad Tiger releasing this month
Bicoastal production Honor Society has signed director Jonathan Yi for U.S. commercial representation. Accomplished documentary filmmaker Yi is a revered talent in the documentary feature space, with his new film Mad Tiger being heralded as one of the “Top 10 Documentaries to Watch” by Indiewire. Mad Tiger will launch in select theaters on March 20th. The feature-length documentary follows two band mates, Yellow (Kengo Hioki) and Red (Kotaro Tsukada), best friends who have been touring the U.S. as part of the performance-art punk band called Peelander-Z for the last 15 years.
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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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Qube! Helps Platige Image Smash Creative Boundaries in Europe and Abroad
Qube! Helps Platige Image Smash Creative Boundaries in Europe and AbroadPipelineFX's Render Farm Manager Helps Award-Winning Polish Animation Studio Tackle Projects Ranging from AAA Cinematics to Interactive Video Installations
It's created cinematics for AAA games and commercials for Coca-Cola. It's produced viral teasers for the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission and visual effects for Lars von Trier's Antichrist. It's won two BAFTAs, and has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Palm at Cannes, and a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2016 Board of Directors Officers
Mike Chambers Re-Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2016 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2016 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was re-elected as Board Chair.
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Hollywood Based Troika Adds Amy Palmer
Hollywood Based Troika Adds Amy PalmerEntertainment brand consultancy and marketing innovations agency Troika (www.troika.tv ) announced today the hire of Amy Palmer, who joins the business development team as Senior Account Manager. She reports to Kevin Aratari, the Head of Business Development.
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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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Pixel Power virtualizes playout at NAB 2016
Pixel Power virtualizes playout at NAB 2016Graphics heritage moves to software-centric solutions for productivity
NEW STAND LOCATION – SL5922, NAB, Las Vegas: Pixel Power, the automation, branding and graphics innovator, is drawing on its pedigree of nearly 30 years of uncompromised excellence for its new generation of products. At NAB 2016 (Las Vegas Convention Center, 18 – 21 April) it will demonstrate new, highly productive software solutions that bridge the transition from today’s broadcast infrastructures to the IP connected future.
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loyalkaspar Hires Executive Producer Rhys Demery in L.A.
loyalkaspar Hires Executive Producer Rhys Demery in L.A.Branding and creative agency loyalkaspar has added Rhys Demery as Executive Producer. Joining the bi-coastal agency’s Los Angeles office, Demery brings well over a decade of production experience spanning broadcast design, integrated content, traditional on-air spots, branded content, digital and social. Navigating the world of entertainment and advertising, he has worked with a wide range of brands, from traditional networks to gaming franchises to automotive and beyond.
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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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Northern Lights' Glenn Conte Cuts Season 2 and 3 of Colin Quinn's "Cop Show"
Northern Lights' Glenn Conte Cuts Season 2 and 3 of Colin Quinn's "Cop Show"NY-based Northern Lights editor Glenn Conte has once again teamed up with SNL alum and comedian Colin Quinn on the Web series that boldly turns the police drama genre on its head for Season 2 and 3 of “Cop Show.” The satirical Web series appears on L/Studio, the Lexus-owned digital content channel, which brought on Full Court Press to program and develop content.
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Pixel Power builds on heritage for new productivity solutions at BVE2016
Unrivalled graphics now allied to innovative automated content production and playout
Pixel Power, the automation, branding and graphics innovator, is building on its pedigree of nearly 30 years of uncompromised excellence for a new generation of products. At BVE2016 it is showcasing two products built on its graphics core, aimed at automated content production and high-performance channel playout.
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Zoic Adds Executive Producer Blythe Klippsten
Zoic Adds Executive Producer Blythe KlippstenCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added Blythe Klippsten as Executive Producer. Klippsten has nearly 15 years of experience in the VFX industry, previously working with top studios including Psyop, MassMarket, Stardust Studios and Ntropic. After beginning her career as a VFX Producer at Zoic from 2006 – 2008, she returns as Executive Producer for Series.
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Lily Tomlin to Receive ICG Publicists Lifetime Achievement Award
Lily Tomlin to Receive ICG Publicists Lifetime Achievement AwardComedienne Lily Tomlin will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 53rd Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 26.
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SMPTE® Awarded Technology & Engineering Emmy® Statuette; SMPTE Member Chuck Pagano Earns NATAS Lifetime Achievement Award
Society Is Among Industry Leaders Recognized for Their Work on 'Standardization and Pioneering Development of Non-Live Broadband Captioning'
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 National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has awarded SMPTE an Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering for its work on "Standardization and Pioneering Development of Non-Live Broadband Captioning." The award was presented to SMPTE, Netflix, Home Box Office (HBO), Telestream, and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) during the 67th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards ceremony, which was held Jan. 8 in Las Vegas in conjunction with the international Consumer Electronics Show (CES). SMPTE Member Chuck Pagano, a pioneer with ESPN and the 2013 winner of SMPTE's prestigious David Sarnoff Medal, was recognized with a NATAS Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Documentary Filmmaking with Sam Painter
Documentary Filmmaking with Sam PainterHost Ben Consoli welcomes Sam Painter, the cinematographer behind some of the most influential modern documentaries including “Going Clear” and “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine”, to discuss the art of documentary cinematography.
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Hollywood Based Troika Teams Up with Groupe Média TFO to Refresh Network’s Brand Identity
Hollywood Based Troika Teams Up with Groupe Média TFO to Refresh Network’s Brand IdentityEntertainment branding and marketing innovations agency Troika(www.troika.tv) has partnered with Groupe Média TFOto refresh the visual identity of TFO Network, the Ontario-based television resource for audiences seeking innovative educational and cultural content in French. The refresh launches on-air this week.
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ASC Reveals Feature Film Nominees
ASC Reveals Feature Film NomineesAmerican Society of Cinematographers Nominates Bridge of Spies, Carol, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant and Sicario
The nominees in the theatrical release category of the 30th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement are Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC for Sicario, Janusz Kaminski for Bridge of Spies, Ed Lachman, ASC for Carol, Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC for The Revenant and John Seale, ASC, ACS for Mad Max: Fury Road. The winner will be revealed on February 14 during the ASC Awards gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
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Dejan Georgevich, ASC, Shoots ‘Once in a Lifetime’ TV Pilot
Dejan Georgevich, ASC, Shoots ‘Once in a Lifetime’ TV PilotWith Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders
Dejan Georgevich, ASC, recently served as Director of Photography on Once in a Lifetime, a half-hour, rock ‘n roll television pilot shot with two Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera recorders. Lifetime was written by Iron Maiden’s groundbreaking bass player and songwriter, Stephen Harris.
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Cutting Edge Turns Out “Powers” VFX with Two Synched Render Farms and Qube!
Australian Sites Chop Render Hours on Marvel Project with Single Submission Tools and Detailed Log Tracking
When many studios are limited to one facility and a small bank of computers, Australia’s Cutting Edge was sitting on a gold mine – two big VFX studios and all the hardware that came with them. Two times the resources doesn’t mean two times the efficiency, though, especially when your farms don’t talk to each other. To create that bridge, the team invested in PipelineFX’s Qube!, a render farm management tool tailored to the needs of big VFX projects.
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Ridley Scott to be Recognized by American Society of Cinematographers
Ridley Scott to be Recognized by American Society of CinematographersOrganization Will Bestow Board of Governors Award to Esteemed Director-Producer
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will honor the extraordinary achievements of director-producer Ridley Scott in advancing the art and craft of filmmaking by bestowing him with the organization’s annual Board of Governors Award. The presentation will be made during the 30th ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement on February 14, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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VFX Producer Andrea D'Amico Joins FuseFX
VFX Producer Andrea D'Amico Joins FuseFXAward-winning visual effects studio FuseFX has brought on veteran VFX Producer Andrea D’Amico. D’Amico arrives with more than 25 years of experience in visual effects, including tenures at Eden FX, Digital Domain, RIOT, P.O.P. and CIS Hollywood. Most recently, she served as VFX Producer at MPC Montreal, on Fox’s Victor Frankenstein.
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Alkemy X Signs International Director Bernie Roux To Company's Diverse Roster of Talents
Alkemy X Signs International Director Bernie Roux To Company's Diverse Roster of TalentsAlkemy X has welcomed international Director Bernie Roux to the company’s expanding roster of creative talent. Roux won a Bronze Lion earlier this year at the 2015 Cannes Advertising Festival for his breakthrough Samsonite campaign. Alkemy X represents Roux on the east coast and in the Midwest.
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iPi Soft Motion Capture Software Helps Mobile Content Developer AWE Create Historic-Themed Virtual Reality Content For Toronto’s Fort York
iPi Soft Motion Capture Software Helps Mobile Content Developer AWE Create Historic-Themed Virtual Reality Content For Toronto’s Fort YorkMarkerless Motion Capture Technology Plays Key Role In Bringing Past To Life At Nine Acre Fort York National Historical Site
History buffs who have wondered about witnessing great moments in time are one step closer thanks to Toronto-based mobile content developer AWE, that used iPi Motion Capture, the leading markerless motion capture solution developed by iPi Soft, to create a one-of-a-kind virtual reality experience at the Fort York National Historic Site in Toronto. Using Google Cardboard, visitors to the nine-acre location in Toronto will be able to experience key battle scenes, military fortifications and the significant role that Fort York has played in the country’s history in a simulated, immersive 3-D environment.
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UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor 30 & 60 Second Spots
UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor 30 & 60 Second SpotsUFC 194: Aldo vs McGregor (Premiered During UFC 193
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SMPTE Elects Officers and Governors for 2016-2017 Term
SMPTE Elects Officers and Governors for 2016-2017 TermElections Round Out SMPTE Leadership Heading Into Centennial Year
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 Society has elected its new officers and governors for the 2016-2017 term.
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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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Telestream Wirecast Launches New Live Webcasting Capabilities with Onstream Media’s VisualWebcaster
Telestream Wirecast Launches New Live Webcasting Capabilities with Onstream Media’s VisualWebcasterOnstream Media and Wirecast are now fully integrated, making it easy for A/V producers to stream content from Wirecast to VisualWebcaster and profit in the highly lucrative webcasting market
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, is teaming up with Onstream Media, a leading provider of high-end webcasting solutions. This integration puts direct access of Onstream’s VisualWebcaster into Telestream’s Wirecast live streaming production software.
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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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"Lemony Snicket" Author Dan Handler to Judge National Literary Competition Presented by Cogswell College's New Multimedia Publication "COG"
"Lemony Snicket" Author Dan Handler to Judge National Literary Competition Presented by Cogswell College's New Multimedia Publication "COG"Winning Entry Will Become Animated Film, Graphic Novel or Art Series
Cogswell College, an historic, 600-student educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced the launch of “COG”-- a multimedia publication launched yesterday by noted writer and Cogswell Professor Soma Mei Sheng Frazier and the students who comprise her English 299STHA publishing course. Please see: www.cogzine.com
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SMPTE and CCW Partner to Address Session on Future
SMPTE President Robert Seidel to Moderate CCW Panel Including Rod Bogart of HBO, Katie Hinsen of Light Iron, and Hugo Gaggioni of Sony
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 it is partnering with Content & Communications World (CCW) to produce a panel titled "The Road to High Dynamic Range: Finding Clarity" at CCW 2015, Nov. 11-12 at the Javits Center in New York City. During the session, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, a panel of industry leaders will explore and explain how future deployment of high dynamic range (HDR) technologies might progress.
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Actor Gerald Auger cast in Australian production LOST FACE and Russian production PETERSBURG, A SELFIE
Actor Gerald Auger cast in Australian production LOST FACE and Russian production PETERSBURG, A SELFIEHe produced and starred in BOHEMIAN BLOOD in The Frightening 48 Hour Film Challenge in Northern Alberta
Gerald Auger – actor, producer, writer, entrepreneur and motivational speaker of Woodland Cree descent from Alberta, Canada has a busy fall with roles in three short films: “Lost Face”, “Petersburg. A Selfie”, and an independent short film “Bohemian Blood” for The Frightening 48 Hour Film Challenge. This is a man on a mission and his characters capture the essence of his talent.
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NEWS: Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Filmmaker-Producer Sir Ridley Scott Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award
NEWS: Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Filmmaker-Producer Sir Ridley Scott Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement AwardToday, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, named multiple award-winning director-producer Sir Ridley Scott as the recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his enormous contributions to filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the 14th Annual VES Awards on February 2, 2016 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Aerial Cinematographers Rely on FUJINON-Equipped SHOTOVER Camera Systems
Aerial Cinematographers Rely on FUJINON-Equipped SHOTOVER Camera SystemsNew Zealand-based company SHOTOVER prides itself on equipping its ultra-high performance stabilization camera systems for high velocity cinematography with top-of-the-line equipment. Designed for use in helicopters, ground vehicles and watercraft, the company’s F1 and K1 camera systems are made with an open architecture, giving operators a variety of camera and lens options. Many SHOTOVER customers rely primarily on the FUJINON lenses integrated within the systems, including the Premier PL mount 18-85mm zoom lens, PL mount 14.5-45mm zoom, PL 85-300mm Cabrio, 19-90mm Cabrio, 25-300mm Cabrio, and HA42x9.7 Premier Series ENG style lens for their high-end aerial productions.
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Arclight Productions Welcomes Daniel Sollinger As Head Of Development
Sollinger’s Appointment Coincides with Launch of Arclight’s New Film for Annenberg Space for Photography “LIFE” Exhibit – Opening October 24, 2015
Daniel Sollinger, a prolific and well-respected producer with over 15 years of experience in feature films, television and commercials,has joined Hollywood-based Arclight Productions as Head of Development. The newly created position and Sollinger’s appointment were announced by Arclight president Steven Kochones. Sollinger will lead the company's sales, marketing and development team to generate new business in film, TV and digital media, expand production and post-production capacities, secure strategic partnerships, and produce special projects exclusively for Arclight.
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Traction Ave Films Launches in L.A. Downtown Arts District
Traction Ave Films Launches in L.A. Downtown Arts DistrictEclectic Directing Roster Delivers Non-traditional Takes on Commercials & Branded Content
A new live action production company, Traction Ave. Films, has launched in the heart of L.A.’s downtown arts district. Representing directors fluent across live action, digital production, design and integration, with work that consistently re-invents traditional forms, the company offers agencies and brands fresh takes on commercials, branded and online content, videogame work, music videos, virtual/augmented reality experiences and live events.
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43 of the Fall Season¹s Biggest TV Shows Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and Software
Blackmagic Design today announced that numerous Blackmagic Design products, including digital film cameras, Fusion Studio visual effects and motion graphics software, DaVinci Resolve Studio color corrector and online editor and more, are being used to complete brand new and returning hit fall television shows.
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The Hit House Celebrates its 10th Anniversary as One of the Country's Top Original Music Composers for Movie Trailers, TV Commercials & Videogame Marketing: Latest Movie Trailers Include "Pan," "Creed," "Alvin & Chipmunks"
The Hit House Celebrates its 10th Anniversary as One of the Country's Top Original Music Composers for Movie Trailers, TV Commercials & Videogame Marketing: Latest Movie Trailers Include "Pan," "Creed," "Alvin & Chipmunks"Ten years ago, South African Sally House, and her husband, South Hampton-born Scott Miller, joined forces in Los Angeles to establish a new custom music house. Today, The Hit House has firmly established itself as one of Los Angeles’s preeminent suppliers of original music for major motion picture trailers, TV advertising commercials, and videogame marketing campaigns for the top movie studios, brands, and gaming publishers in the USA.
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Synthetic Pictures' Justin Corsbie Directs NFL Star J. J Watt
Synthetic Pictures' Justin Corsbie Directs NFL Star J. J WattDirector Justin Corsbie of Synthetic Pictures Tackles the Legend of J. J. Watt for Ford Trucks
Did he wrangle a marlin onto his boat with his bare hands? Is he sculpted like a super hero? Did Sasquatch really say that he saw him once, trumping through the brush? These are all questions asked by a range of people in a series of new comedy TV spot for Ford’s F-series trucks from Team Detroit directed by Synthetic Pictures’ Justin Corsbie, and the person they’re asking about is J. J. Watt, the popular, high-voltage defensive end for the NFL’s Houston Texans.
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Washington Square Films Signs Directing Duo Spielbergs (Alex Karpovsky and Teddy Blanks)
Washington Square Films Signs Directing Duo Spielbergs (Alex Karpovsky and Teddy Blanks)New York-based Washington Square Films has signed directing duo Spielbergs (Alex Karpovsky and Teddy Blanks), for their first commercial representation. The duo has already co-directed three music videos with the support of Washington Square Films, including videos for Tanlines (“Palace,” starring Natasha Lyonne, “Orange Is The New Black”) and RAC (“Back of the Car,” starring Sasheer Zamata, “Saturday Night Live”). The duo’s latest music video for Kopecky (“Talk to Me,” starring Michael Ian Black, Wet Hot American Summer) was released earlier this week.
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Vincent Lin and Matthew D'Amato Relaunch Production Company Valiant Pictures with Full Roster of Emerging and Established Directors
Five years ago, rising director and producer Vincent Lin teamed-up with accomplished producer Matthew D'Amato to launch Valiant Pictures as a means for producing short films and music videos, which later grew to include branded content and commercials. As their success built up over the years, the pair began exploring the possibilities of expanding their roster to include other emerging and established directors. Today, Lin and D'Amato are proudly announcing Valiant's official relaunch with a dramatically expanded roster.
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Toll, Peterson and Bennett Honored by ASC
Toll, Peterson and Bennett Honored by ASCAmerican Society of Cinematographers to Bestow Honors on John Toll, Lowell Peterson and Bill Bennett at Annual ASC Awards
John Toll, ASC, Bill Bennett, ASC and Lowell Peterson, ASC will be recognized for their contributions to the art of cinematography at the 30th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement on February 14, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Century City. Oscar®-winner Toll will receive the org’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Peterson will be honored with the Career Achievement in Television Award, and Bennett will take home the ASC Presidents Award.
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NewFest (New York's LGBT Film Festival) Announces Lineup, Runs October 22-27
NewFest (New York's LGBT Film Festival) Announces Lineup, Runs October 22-27The New York Premiere of Peter Greenaway’s “Eisenstein in Guanajuato” Kicks Off Opening Night; U.S. Premiere of “Girls Lost” Set for Closing Night; Todd Haynes’ “Carol” is Festival Centerpiece. The festival is in partnership with Outfest, and presented by HBO
NewFest, in partnership with Outfest, today announced the lineup of their 27th annual celebration of the year’s best LGBT films from around the world. The program of nearly 100 narrative features, documentaries and shorts runs October 22-27 at the newly renovated Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas, and at the recently completed screening room at The LGBT Community Center in New York City. The festival is presented by HBO.
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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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DP Cliff Charles Shoots Amy Schumer HBO Special With Varicam 35
DP Cliff Charles Shoots Amy Schumer HBO Special With Varicam 35Director of Photography Cliff Charles selected six VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders for the live shoot of Amy Schumer’s first HBO comedy special at New York’s historic Apollo Theater. Schumer headlines the Comedy Central seriesInside Amy Schumer, and wrote and stars in Judd Apatow’s summer blockbuster Trainwreck. Chris Rock directed the special, which begins airing on HBO Saturday, Oct. 17.
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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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ART DIRECTORS GUILD Announces Hall of Fame Inductees
ART DIRECTORS GUILD Announces Hall of Fame InducteesFour legendary women – Production Designer Carmen Dillon, Production and Costume Designer Patricia Norris, Art Director and Set Designer Dorothea Holt Redmond and Illustrator Dianne Wager – will be inducted into the Art Directors Guild (ADG) Hall of Fame at the Guild’s 20th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, it was announced today by ADG Council Chairwoman Marcia Hinds and Awards Executive Producer James Pearse Connelly. The ceremony will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 31, 2016.
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Technicolor PostWorks Helps David Simon Recreate 1980s Yonkers
Technicolor PostWorks Helps David Simon Recreate 1980s YonkersPost-production for Show Me a Hero, the new 6-part drama debuting on HBO this month, recently wrapped up at Technicolor PostWorks New York. The post house handled dailies processing, editorial conforming, final color grading and deliverables. It also provided sound mixing through its PostWorks facility.
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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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HBO Docs Acquires VERY SEMI-SERIOUS: A PARTIALLY THOROUGH PORTRAIT OF NEW YORKER CARTOONISTS
HBO Docs Acquires VERY SEMI-SERIOUS: A PARTIALLY THOROUGH PORTRAIT OF NEW YORKER CARTOONISTSHBO has acquired U.S. rights to VERY SEMI-SERIOUS: A PARTIALLY THOROUGH PORTRAIT OF NEW YORKER CARTOONISTS, directed by Leah Wolchok and produced by Davina Pardo. An offbeat meditation on humor, art and the genius of the single panel, the feature-length documentary debuts MONDAY, DEC. 7 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) exclusively on HBO, following a limited theatrical run (Nov. 20-Dec. 3) in New York at Lincoln Plaza, in San Francisco at the Roxie Theater, and in Los Angeles.
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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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