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Sam2 Makes An Impact With “The Journey”; Over 100 Stations Air Documentary Special for Black History Month
News: Sam2 Makes An Impact With “The Journey”; Over 100 Stations Air Documentary Special for Black History MonthUnique Special Draws Large Viewer Response And Community Engagement Across The US; Agency Plans New Documentaries For Q3 2015 And 2016
This year local TV stations across America commemorated Black History Month in an engaging new way: over 100 stations aired “The Journey – 450 Years of the African-American Experience,” a fascinating documentary special that attracted large viewing audiences, as well as inspired community events and education nationwide.
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FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic
News: FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of ClassicFotoKem’s Restoration of The Sound of Music Takes Center Stage at TCM Classic Film Festival
FotoKem’s restoration of Twentieth Century Fox’s The Sound of Music will kick off the sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on March 26 in Hollywood. Originally released in 1965, the re-mastered version of this cinematic treasure will grace the screen of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX as the fest’s Opening Night Film, as previously announced by TCM.
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FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic Film
News: FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic FilmFotoKem’s restoration of Twentieth Century Fox’s The Sound of Music will kick off the sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on March 26 in Hollywood. Originally released in 1965, the re-mastered version of this cinematic treasure will grace the screen of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX as the fest’s Opening Night Film, as previously announced by TCM.
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2015 HPA Tech Retreat® Ends With Record Attendance, High Praise and a New Name
The 2015 HPA Tech Retreat® ended February 13th after a dynamic week enjoyed by the largest turnout in the event's history. This year's Tech Retreat marks more than twenty years for the annual event, widely considered to be one of the most important and enlightening gatherings of the creative and technology community. The HPA Tech Retreat features a conference and curated demonstration area focusing on content creation, finishing, distribution and archiving.
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Band Pro To Host Filmmaker's Form at NAB 2015
News: Band Pro To Host Filmmaker's Form at NAB 2015Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. will host a comprehensive Filmmaker’s Forum at this year’s NAB show. Band Pro will be located in the Central Hall in Booth #C10408, directly adjacent to the Sony booth.
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SMPTE Raises More Than $66K in Crowdfunding Campaign in Support
Individual Donations Come From Around the World; Corporate Sponsors Include Ad-ID, Alliance Video and Post Inc., Blackmagic Design, Canon, Codex Digital, DSC Labs, Ewing-Foley Inc., FotoKem, Image Matters, IMAX, Maxell, Modern VideoFilm, Signiant, and Sundog Media Toolkit
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has successfully completed a 60-day crowdfunding campaign for its "Moving Images" documentary, with a total of $66,382 raised on Indiegogo and additional funds donated directly to the Society. SMPTE's "Moving Images" is currently ranked as the seventh most funded verified nonprofit film project on Indiegogo. The growing list of corporate sponsors for the project includes Ad-ID, Alliance Video and Post Inc., Blackmagic Design, Canon, Codex Digital, DSC Labs, Ewing-Foley Inc., FotoKem, Image Matters, IMAX, Maxell, Modern VideoFilm, Signiant, and Sundog Media Toolkit.
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Alkemy X Signs Director Glenn Holsten To Expanding Directorial Roster
News: Alkemy X Signs Director Glenn Holsten To Expanding Directorial RosterAlkemy X has signed Director Glenn Holsten to its expanding roster of Directors. Holsten joins a diverse Directorial roster that includes: Robert Adamo, Kris Magyarits, Rob Markopoulos, John Romeo, Ira Rosensweig, Bex Schwartz and Scott Whitham.
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Hummingbird Productions Spearheads New "FUSIC" Production Process to Best Fuse Original Music with Film for Commercials
News: Hummingbird Productions Spearheads New "FUSIC" Production Process to Best Fuse Original Music with Film for CommercialsHummingbird Productions Spearheads New "FUSIC" Approach to Best Fuse Original Music with Film For Commercials
Hummingbird Productions, a film and music production company which has built its reputation as one of America’s leading producers of original music and sound design, is spearheading a new approach the company calls “FUSIC” – the exceptional blend of film and music. Hummingbird Productions, now in business to produce entire projects, including commercials, web content and corporate communications, will produce those projects by integrating its team of commercial directors with its music group, using the FUSIC production process. FUSIC will integrate the sound and music for these commercials from the very inception of an idea through to the end. The announcement was made by Hummingbird Executive Producer Bob Farnsworth.
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FotoKem Played Central Role in Post Production of "Interstellar"
News: FotoKem Played Central Role in Post Production of "Interstellar"Christopher Nolan Continues Long Association with Facility for Unprecedented Film-to-Multiplatform Release Model
Celebrated director Christopher Nolan returned to FotoKem to craft unique 35mm and 65mm film finishing pipelines for his epic sci-fi adventure Interstellar. Having completed numerous projects at FotoKem over the years – including the 35mm blowup and re-mastering of Following, the original lab work and re-mastering of Memento, and the home theater release of Inception and The Dark Knight – Nolan’s collaboration with the facility deepened on Interstellar to involve negative processing through film, digital and video finishing, and distribution.
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Motion-Imaging Industry Luminaries Recognized at SMPTE Honors & Awards Ceremony
News: Motion-Imaging Industry Luminaries Recognized at SMPTE Honors & Awards CeremonyThe Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the Society's top honors were conferred on Leonardo Chiariglione, George Lucas, John Logie Baird, and Ioan Allen at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony. Chiariglione and Lucas were given the Society's highest accolade, the status of Honorary Membership; Baird (1888-1946) was named to the Society's Honor Roll; and Allen was awarded the Progress Medal.
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USC Training Filmmakers on OptiTrack Mocap Technology
News: USC Training Filmmakers on OptiTrack Mocap TechnologyWorld’s Leading Institution for Research and Training in Digital Arts Installs OptiTrack Prime 41 Systems in its Performance Capture Stage and in Two New Labs
Renowned for educating some of the most distinguished filmmakers in the world, the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) shapes the future of media content with its research on the science behind digital arts. Ahead of the Fall 2014 semester, the school installed state-of-the-art OptiTrack motion capture and tracking systems in three key locations within the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts. In addition to outfitting its revamped performance capture (PCAP) stage with OptiTrack technology, SCA established two new labs with integrated motion capture: a World Building Media Lab directed by award-winning 5D co-founder Alex McDowell and the world's first university IMAX® theater.
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Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist Frank Mottek to Host SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that award-winning television and radio news anchor Frank Mottek will host the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony, sponsored by IMAX with support from TV Pro Gear, Canon, and EIKI. The Oct. 23 evening event is being held in conjunction with the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.
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Codex Launches to International Space Station on SpaceX Rocket
News: Codex Launches to International Space Station on SpaceX RocketCodex, the industry leader in high-end digital recording and workflow equipment for motion picture and television production, is excited to announce that a 4K Codex recording system has been launched into space for a forthcoming IMAX production, and will orbit the Earth for the next twelve months.
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SMPTE® to Honor Recipients of Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship at SMPTE 2014
Award Ceremony Is Among SMPTE Initiatives Supporting and Recognizing Student Education and Participation in Motion-Imaging Field
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, today announced that the Society's 2014 Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship will be presented Oct. 23 during the SMPTE 2014 Honors and Awards Ceremony, supported by IMAX. The ceremony will mark the conclusion of the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014), held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California.
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Creative Audio Post Relies on TSL Microphone to Record Sounds for First 3D Movie Ever Filmed in Antarctica
News: Creative Audio Post Relies on TSL Microphone to Record Sounds for First 3D Movie Ever Filmed in AntarcticaWhen shooting the first ever 3D movie in Antarctica, Antarctica, on The Edge, director Jon Bowermaster was faced with innumerable physical and technological challenges due to the hard conditions of the frigid continent. In order to minimize potential sound problems created by the harsh weather and mechanical noises, Bowermaster decided to shoot the entire movie M.O.S (without sound), knowing that he would turn to New York based Creative Audio Post later on to recreate realistic sounds during the post production phase.
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Canon Cinema EOS Captures Space in 4K for New IMAX® 3D Film
News: Canon Cinema EOS Captures Space in 4K for New IMAX® 3D FilmCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Canon Cinema EOS digital cameras and lenses have been selected by IMAX Corporation for an exciting mission to capture 4K footage in space. The cameras and lenses left Earth Saturday on a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The equipment will arrive at the International Space Station, where astronauts will capture stunning 4K content for the upcoming new 3D film, tentatively titled A Perfect Planet, a presentation of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and IMAX Entertainment.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Honorees and Award Winners
Annual SMPTE Honors & Awards Ceremony Highlights Vision, Ingenuity, Perseverance, and Dedication to Motion Picture and Television Industries
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, today revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 23, at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony.
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OptiTrack Takes Over as Animation Market Leader; Customers Break Motion Capture Records
News: OptiTrack Takes Over as Animation Market Leader; Customers Break Motion Capture RecordsNew Customers Include Activision, Microsoft Games Studios, Eidos, Ubisoft, Crytek, DICE, and USC School of Cinematic Arts
With dozens of installations in the last six months, OptiTrack has become the motion capture technology of choice for production character animation. Many of these new adopters had capture requirements that were deemed impossible based on existing technologies, yet with OptiTrack's Prime Series cameras, exceeded expectations even in complex outdoor and large-volume shooting scenarios.
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The NASA IMAX Project with Cinematographer James Neihouse
James Neihouse, the large format cinematographer renowned for his work on projects from shuttle launches to volcanic eruptions, and newly-minted Academy member, finds himself working around the globe, literally, shooting the IMAX 3D film, Earth 2.0 (working title) co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures and NASA. In this feature, Neihouse reflects on experiences working with astronauts, race cars, and rocket launches, and how important choosing the best equipment is in extreme production.
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iPi Motion Capture Plays A Starring Role In “Stalingrad” – Russia's Highest-Grossing Film Of All Time
News: iPi Motion Capture Plays A Starring Role In “Stalingrad” – Russia's Highest-Grossing Film Of All TimeiPi Soft Markerless Motion Capture System Aids Moscow-Based Visual Effects House Main Road|Post With Crowd Simulation And Previsualization
The Battle of Stalingrad, among the bloodiest and arguably one of the most strategically decisive battles in all of World War II, has been vividly brought to life in “Stalingrad.” The now released Russian-produced epic film effectively used iPi Soft iPi Motion Capture markerless motion capture solution on numerous crowd simulation sequences created by the Moscow-based visual effects studio Main Road|Post.
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David Attenborough’s 3D Journey Launching At Glastonbury 2014
News: David Attenborough’s 3D Journey Launching At Glastonbury 2014Unique Glasses-Free 3D Experience in Association with Atlantic Productions, Go Entertain and Stream TV Networks to Take Place in the Greenpeace Field
The world premiere of "David Attenborough’s 3D Journey" will be shown daily at the CLiMAX Dome on state-of-the-art Ultra-D™ glasses-free 3D screens from Stream TV Networks in the Greenpeace field at this year’s Glastonbury Festival (25th – 29th June).
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Creative Post breaks the Ice with Mistika in the spectacular "Wonders of the Arctic 3D"
News: Creative Post breaks the Ice with Mistika in the spectacular "Wonders of the Arctic 3D"Mistika melted hearts at Creative Post
Supervising Editor Adrian Saywell at Toronto's Creative Post Inc. discusses the challenges of grading the recent IMAX documentary "Wonders of the Arctic 3D," and the reasons behind selecting Mistika for online, colour correction and titling.
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Pixeldust Studios Expands Creative Production Capabilities and Names Emmy Award Winner Lori Butterfield as SVP, Creative Content & Development
News: Pixeldust Studios Expands Creative Production Capabilities and Names Emmy Award Winner Lori Butterfield as SVP, Creative Content & DevelopmentPixeldust Studios, a multi-award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio, is expanding its creative production capabilities to now include providing clients with innovative script-to-screen video production and interactive design. While animation and visual effects will remain at the core of the company’s business, Pixeldust will begin to leverage its in-house creative talent and newly expanded resources to deliver original, high quality digital content and products to meet the growing demand for such content across television, the web, videogames, and mobile devices.
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Heavy Weather: Technicolor – PostWorks New York Completes Post for “Noah”
News: Heavy Weather: Technicolor – PostWorks New York Completes Post for “Noah”In its Third Collaboration with Darren Aronofsky, The New York Post Facility Manages a Film Based Workflow and Intensive Grading Sessions for Biblical Epic.
Technicolor-PostWorks New York marked its third collaboration with Darren Aronofsky in providing post production services for "Noah," the director’s epic inspired by the story of Noah in the Old Testament. The facility provided everything from 35mm film processing to editorial conforming and final color grading. Technicolor-PostWorks played a similar role on Aronofsky’s films "The Wrestler" and "Black Swan," but "Noah’s" complex visuals made it the largest feature film post production project ever undertaken in New York.
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IMAX And Formula Kino Sign Three-Theatre Agreement; Includes First IMAX Laser Deal In Russia
Exhibitor to Bring IMAX Groundbreaking Laser Projection System to New Landmark Complex in Moscow
IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Formula Kino, one of Russia's leading exhibition chains, today announced an agreement to install three IMAX® theatres in new construction projects across Russia. Under the terms of the agreement IMAX theatres will be installed in Moscow and Novokuznetsk, with IMAX's next-generation laser digital projection technology to be added to a new complex in Moscow expected to open in 2015, marking IMAX's first laser system deal in the country.
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Band Pro to Present Free Screening of Samsara at Cine Gear LA 2014
Celebrating 30 Years in the industry, Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. will present a free screening of "Samsara" on Friday June 6th at 3:00 p.m. in the Paramount Theater at Cine Gear LA 2014. Presented in 4K projection, as it was meant to be seen, "Samsara" (directed by Ron Fricke) is a visually stunning film that truly shows the full capabilities of 4K.
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camBLOCK Shows Adventure Motion Control System!
News: camBLOCK Shows Adventure Motion Control System!New Film-Making Tool To Create Special Effects, Motion Time-Lapse And Animation Footage
camBLOCK shows the camBLOCK Adventure - a fully featured, ultra-portable motion control camera system available to demo today at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas.
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Barry Sandrew of Legend3D Named to International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society Board of Governors
News: Barry Sandrew of Legend3D Named to International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society Board of GovernorsFounder, Chief Creative Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Leading Creative 3D Studio Appointed to Board by Industry Peers
Legend3D, Inc., an industry pioneer in 2D to 3D conversion technology and services, today announced that Barry Sandrew, Ph.D., the company’s founder, chief creative officer and chief technology officer, has been inducted to the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society (3D Society) Board of Governors. Each year, the organization appoints distinguished industry leaders who have made significant contributions to the advancement of 3D and imaging technologies to the society board.
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Pictorvision Eclipse Honored with SOC Technical Achievement Award
News: Pictorvision Eclipse Honored with SOC Technical Achievement AwardOn March 8, 2014 members of the Society of Camera Operators gathered at the Skirball Center, in Los Angeles, CA to honor the accomplishments of its outstanding members as well as individuals in the corporate community for their contributions to the advancement of equipment and techniques vital to the work of Camera Operators. At this year’s annual black tie event, Pictorvision received one of the SOC’s coveted Technical Achievement Awards for its Eclipse™ Gyro-Stabilized Aerial Camera System.
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SGO Proudly Continues Its Sponsorship of the 3D Creative Summit
SGO proudly continues its sponsorship of the 3D Creative Summit. This important event, produced by Ravensbourne and the International 3D Society features the talented people and creative technologies behind the best 3D films and television programmes of the past year culminating in a celebration of the world's most excellent content. Mistika presentations will take place in the 3D Theatre on both days followed by Q&A’s. In addition, a series of exclusive screenings with expert practitioners will line-up the exciting two-day summit, many of whom have used Mistika in their projects.
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Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
News: Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
Mistika's Award-Winning Grading and Workflow Technology plays a Crucial Role at Park Road Post Production in "The Hobbit Trilogy"
SGO's award-winning Mistika DI Colour Grading post systems form the core at Park Road Post Production and were utilised again in epic fantasy film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), the second film in "The Hobbit Trilogy" directed by Peter Jackson.
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ALT Systems Appoints New Director of Sales
News: ALT Systems Appoints New Director of SalesMichael Ogorek Joins as Sales Executive, Bringing Wealth of Experience to Company
ALT Systems, a full-service systems integrator and workflow solutions provider, has appointed Michael Ogorek to the new role of director of sales. Ogorek will be responsible for managing sales activities for all of ALT Systems’ products and services including Autodesk® Creative Finishing products, Colorfront’s on-set dailies solutions, game development packages, compositing, editing, color correction, restoration, data storage, networking, rendering, archiving and large format film recording solutions.
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Columbia Pictures To Release "Stalingrad", Highest-Grossing Russian Movie Of All Time, In The United States
Film Opens Exclusively In IMAX® 3D Nationwide On Feb. 28
Columbia Pictures will release Fedor Bondarchuk's Stalingrad in the United States for a one-week exclusive engagement in IMAX® 3D theatres nationwide on Feb. 28. The 3D World War II drama has recently become the highest-grossing Russian movie of all time, earning $66.1 million in its six-week theatre run.
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Stereo 3D Post Perfection for Russian War Epic STALINGRAD
Stalingrad, an epic look at the battle that turned the tide of World War II, is Russia's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film to the Academy Awards®, the first Russian movie made completely in 3D and the first-ever Russian film to be released in the IMAX® format. In this case study, we look at Mistika's role in bringing the film to life.
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Christie Lights Up TCL Chinese Theatres As Official 4K Digital Projection Partner, With Christie Duo Anchoring State-Of-The-Art 932-Seat Auditorium
News: Christie Lights Up TCL Chinese Theatres As Official 4K Digital Projection Partner, With Christie Duo Anchoring State-Of-The-Art 932-Seat AuditoriumTCL Chinese Theatres Powered by Christie DLP Cinema® Projectors
Christie®, a world leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual displays, announced that it is the official 4K digital projection partner of TCL Chinese Theatres for the renovated TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood, with the acclaimed 4K Christie® Duo™ two-projector system anchoring that theater’s 932-seat auditorium and lighting up its massive screen.
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“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Crosses $300 Million Worldwide
On the heels of its #1 openings around the globe, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” has surpassed $300 million at the worldwide box office after seven days in release. The film, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), has taken in an estimated $104.6 million domestically and $213.6 million internationally, for a worldwide estimated total to date of $318.2 million, including $23 million from IMAX theatres worldwide.
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RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” - in 3D and IMAX® 3D
News:  RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” -  in 3D and IMAX® 3DMistika's Award-Winning Stereo 3D Toolsets Helps to Deliver Larger-than-Life Historic Battle of Stalingrad Scenes to the Giant Screen – The first Russian Movie ever to be Completed for IMAX® 3D
SGO's Mistika Post Production System played a starring role in Second World War action blockbuster "Stalingrad." Already selected as the Russian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, Moscow-based RSS Production utilised Mistika's award-winning capabilities for the entire stereoscopic 3D post production in the film which included involved depth grading and native Stereo 3D alignments.
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Advance Tickets For “The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug” Go On Sale In The U.S. On Thursday, November 21, At 9:00 AM Eastern Time
News: Advance Tickets For “The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug” Go On Sale In The U.S. On Thursday, November 21, At 9:00 AM Eastern TimeMidnight showings set for Thursday, December 12
Moviegoers who are eagerly anticipating the December 13 release of the epic fantasy adventure “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” will be able to secure their seats nearly a month in advance when tickets go on sale, online and in theaters in the U.S., on Thursday, November 21, at 9:00 AM ET. Fans will have the opportunity to see the movie first at midnight on Thursday, December 12.
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Marvel's Thor: The Dark World™ Battles Its Way Into North American IMAX® 3D Theatres Starting Nov. 8
IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Marvel Entertainment, a division of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), today announced that Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, starring Chris Hemsworth, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released into IMAX® theatres across North America beginning Nov. 8.
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Vision3 Expands 3D Resources with Mistika at its Heart
Mistika is a 3D Vision at Vision3
In a move to further expand their capabilities, Vision3 has invested in a Mistika post production system from SGO to offer clients an advanced 3D post production pipeline for high level cinema productions in London. Vision3 now hosts a state-of-the-art cinema suite with Mistika and their bespoke shot management and workflow system integrated with SGO's technology. This will enable Vision3 to further develop the creative and narrative set-up that is the hallmark of their approach. Vision3 specialises in stereography within numerous fields of expertise such as studio and independent feature films, high-end natural history documentaries, IMAX, unique special events and commercials.
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Opus Visual Effects Produced Effects for "Metallica: Through the Never"
News: Opus Visual Effects Produced Effects for "Metallica: Through the Never"Effects Push the Concert 3D IMAX Experience
Opus Visual Effects is proud to say that they produced visual effects for 3D IMAX rock ‘n’ roll film "Metallica: Through the Never" which opened on 318 IMAX screens Friday, September 27, 2013. Nationwide rollout was Friday, October 4th.
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Venture 3D Used Signiant’s Media Shuttle to Meet Tight Deadlines with Ease for New “Metallica: Through the Never” 3D Movie Project
News: Venture 3D Used Signiant’s Media Shuttle to Meet Tight Deadlines with Ease for New “Metallica: Through the Never” 3D Movie Project3D Production Company Relies on Hybrid SaaS Solution to Accelerate Large File Transfers
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that Venture 3D, a stereoscopic 3D conversion production company based in Los Angeles, used Media Shuttle™ as its primary file transfer solution during production of Metallica’s latest cinematic venture, “Metallica: Through the Never” which premiered in Imax 3D on September 27, 2013 and will premier in theaters everywhere on October 4, 2013. Under tight deadlines to deliver large files – 20 GBs numerous times a day – Venture3D relied on Media Shuttle to provide this high profile client with reliable and efficient service.
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Hula Post Production Rocks the House with “Metallica: Through the Never”
News: Hula Post Production Rocks the House with “Metallica: Through the Never”Editorial team sets up shop at Hula’s West Los Angeles facility to prepare 3D concert film for cinema and IMAX release.
Hula Post Production provided 3D editorial gear and space for "Metallica: Through the Never," the new feature-length 3D concert film released worldwide this month by Picturehouse. Editor Joe Hutshing (Savages, Almost Famous) and his crew spent more than eight months at Hula’s facility in West Los Angeles cutting the film, which blends footage from Metallica concerts in Edmonton, Alberta and Vancouver, British Columbia, with a narrative story about a roadie on a surreal odyssey to recover a mysterious bag. "Metallica: Through the Never" will screen both in digital 3D cinemas and IMAX theaters.
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International Cinematographers Guild Names Special Awards Winners
Presentation at ASC Clubhouse, Sept. 27
Four major Hollywood corporations will be presenting awards at a special luncheon organized by the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Hollywood on Friday, September 27 as part of the celebrations of the Guild's 17th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA).
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Cinelicious Acquires High Hat Post; Welcomes Craig Rogers as Lead Restoration Artist
News: Cinelicious Acquires High Hat Post; Welcomes Craig Rogers as Lead Restoration ArtistIn a move to support its growing film restoration and remastering department, Cinelicious has acquired boutique film restoration company High Hat Post Inc. The deal comprises all aspects of High Hat's business, equipment, and talent, including High Hat principal Craig Rogers as Cinelicious’ Lead Restoration Artist.
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Warner Bros. Clicks Its Heels Together With Habitat for Humanity For "There's No Place Like Home" Campaign Celebrating The 75th Anniversary Of "The Wizard of Oz™"
News: Warner Bros. Clicks Its Heels Together With Habitat for Humanity For "There's No Place Like Home" Campaign Celebrating The 75th Anniversary Of "The Wizard of Oz™"Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Entertainment Corporate Responsibility Team Up for Year-Long Fundraising Campaign at www.thewizardofoz.com/habitat
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) and Warner Bros. Entertainment Corporate Responsibility (WBE) announced today a partnership with Habitat for Humanity to launch "There's No Place Like Home," a campaign celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the classic film, The Wizard of Oz™. The year-long program kicks off today with a digital fundraising campaign and, throughout the year, will feature several themed initiatives and events supporting Habitat for Humanity's work to create decent, safe and affordable housing in partnership with low-income families.
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SGO's Mistika is Enterprising technology at Bad Robot providing unique film-based workflows in “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”
News:  SGO's Mistika is Enterprising technology at Bad Robot providing unique film-based workflows in “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”Bad Robot selected Mistika for its high-end finishing and innovative 2D and stereoscopic 3D film workflows
Already lined up for a variety of projects at Bad Robot, SGO’s Mistika was used in the post production finishing of the 2D and 3D movie “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”. Mistika's involvement also included unique workflow technologies for film and conform, in all dimensions for 2D, stereoscopic 3D and IMAX versions. Bad Robot's Mistika systems were put to work in all of the the visual effects systems integration and 3D coordination throughout the film. “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”, directed by J.J. Abrams, in co-production with Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, and Bad Robot Productions, represents the second feature in the brand which grossed more than $450 million at the worldwide box office.
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Eden FX Contributes Extensive Visual Effects Featured within New Space Shuttle Atlantis Attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, for Client Mousetrappe
News: Eden FX Contributes Extensive Visual Effects Featured within New Space Shuttle Atlantis Attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, for Client MousetrappeEden FX, a leading creator of visual effects for the entertainment industry, has created 26 minutes of original content currently on display at the newly opened (June 29th) Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Eden’s client for this project was Mousetrappe. John Gross, Eden FX Creative Director/Founder, made the announcement.
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Paramount Pictures And Warner Bros. Pictures Announce The Start Of Principal Photography On Christopher Nolan's "INTERSTELLAR"
News: Paramount Pictures And Warner Bros. Pictures Announce The Start Of Principal Photography On Christopher Nolan's "INTERSTELLAR"
Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., and Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that principal photography on "INTERSTELLAR" is officially underway in Alberta, Canada. The film will be released in IMAX® and 35mm theaters on November 7, 2014. Paramount Pictures will distribute domestically, Warner Bros. Pictures internationally.
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Nashville's Hummingbird Productions Expands Musical Outreach with String of National Commercials
News: Nashville's Hummingbird Productions Expands Musical Outreach with String of National Commercials
Hummingbird Productions, one of America’s leading producers of original music and sound design for the advertising industry, has expanded its musical outreach in 2013 with a string of national campaigns. The announcement was made today by Bob Farnsworth, CEO/Founder/Creative Director, Hummingbird Productions.
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Mirada Teams with Guillermo del Toro for Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim Prologue Sequence
News: Mirada Teams with Guillermo del Toro for Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim Prologue SequenceStorytelling studio Mirada was the creative and technical force behind the “documentary footage” two-minute prologue of Guillermo del Toro’s robots vs. monsters epic, Pacific Rim. Working closely with del Toro, who co-founded Mirada with Pacific Rim DP Guillermo Navarro, director Mathew Cullen and Javier Jimenez, the Mirada team designed, created and shot the key sequence, which included over 80 fast-moving visual effects shots.
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Adobe And EditShare Wrap Up Last Editors' Lounge Of The Season
The Editors’ Lounge hosted their final installment of the season on June 28th before their annual summer hiatus with the latest from Adobe® and EditShare®. Production and post-production professionals were given the opportunity to get an up close look at all the latest editing tools with one lucky winner at the evening receiving a year’s subscription to Adobe’s Creative Cloud.
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FootageBank HD, a Leading Source for Contemporary High Definition Stock Footage, Adds a Trove of New Clips to Footage.net
New preview clips from FootageBank’s travel, playback and fully released locations collections now available for screening on Footage.net.
FootageBank HD, a leading global supplier of contemporary HD stock footage, has added a raft of new clips to Footage.net’s stock footage search and screening platform. FootageBank’s content joins a rapidly growing assortment of world-class clips on the Footage.net site, now one of the world’s largest and most diverse stock footage resources.
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Paris' Digimage invests in SGO's Mistika for high profile film work including “Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service”
News: Paris' Digimage invests in SGO's Mistika for high profile film work including “Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service”“Mistika's capacity to work simultaneously in colour grading and Stereo 3D grading in real-time, facilitated a high quality finish process and enabled Josephine Derobe's great vision to be actualised.” Sergio Ochoa, Stereoscopic Post Production Supervisor on "Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service"
Digimage Cinema, a division of media group CMC, used Mistika for all the stunning stereoscopic 3D effects in live-action 3D French-language feature film "Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service." Digimage offers high-end state-of the-art Stereo 3D and colour grading in the largest DI room in Europe, following its investment in SGO's Mistika technology. The acquisition included a Mistika 2K system with DI and Stereo 3D capabilities with 48 TB of storage, on HP's Z800 Workstation and NVIDIA 6000 Graphic Boards. A Mistika Assist station has recently been added to the workflow, further enhancing efficiency and film capabilities with Mistika's advanced grading power.
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Sizzling Summertime Editing Tools From Adobe And Editshare At June Editors’ Lounge
The Editors’ Lounge returns on Friday, June 28th with their last installment of the season before the lounge takes its annual summer hiatus. The event will showcase the latest updates from Adobe® and EditShare® and will be held at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave. Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 pm. RSVP is required to attend.
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Sizzling Summertime Editing Tools From Adobe And Editshare At June Editors’ Lounge
The Editors’ Lounge returns on Friday, June 28th with their last installment of the season before the lounge takes its annual summer hiatus. The event will showcase the latest updates from Adobe® and EditShare® and will be held at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave. Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 pm. RSVP is required to attend.
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The Wizard of Oz in 3D & IMAX® for the First Time Ever!
News: The Wizard of Oz in 3D & IMAX® for the First Time Ever!Warner Bros. to Celebrate the Film’s 75th Anniversary with Huge Fall 2013 Initiative Film Returns to the Big Screen for Exclusive IMAX® 3D One-Week Run on September 20, The 75th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Available October 1 on Blu-ray™, Blu-ray 3D™, DVD and UltraViolet™
Marking the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz," Warner Bros. has produced a 3D remastered version of the film which will launch a comprehensive, cross-divisional campaign encompassing theatrical, home entertainment, consumer products and a number of promotional partnerships.
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IMAX® Appoints Eileen Campbell As New Chief Marketing Officer
Marketing Veteran and Thought Leader in Brand Equity to Helm IMAX Global Brand and Marketing Efforts
IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) today announced the appointment of Eileen Campbell as Chief Marketing Officer, effective July 15. Campbell will lead the Company's global marketing function.
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Jean-Pierre Jeunet's “The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet” - Graded in Mistika
““The French film industry is vibrant and growing with an increasing demand for Mistika owing to its reputation as a reliable, powerful colour grading asset. ...
SGO’'s Mistika was chosen by Digimage Cinema for the complete post production including colour grading of highly anticipated film, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, directed by award-winning French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. It will be digitally re-mastered in the IMAX 3D format using Mistika, with plans for its début release on 16 October 2013 across IMAX theatres in France.
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Walmart and Warner Bros. Give Superman Fans Exclusive Opportunity to See "Man of Steel" First
Tickets to the June 13 nationwide advance screening on sale at Walmart on May 18
Superman fans, mark your calendars! Walmart announced today that it has partnered with Warner Bros. to give its customers exclusive access to see Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures' "Man of Steel" in theaters nationwide before the film's official release. This program marks the first time in entertainment history that a studio has partnered with a retailer to provide such an opportunity for fans.
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IMAX® And Paramount Pictures Strengthen Partnership With Five-Picture Pact
First Two Blockbusters Announced are Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' and Michael Bay's Next Installment of 'Transformers' - 'Interstellar', 'Transformers 4' will Feature Select Sequences Captured with IMAX® Cameras
IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB), tonight announced an agreement to release five of Paramount Pictures' upcoming films in the immersive IMAX format under an extension of the companies' long-running partnership. The arrangement features some of Paramount's most highly anticipated tentpole films, including Michael Bay's Transformers 4 (June 2014) as well as its co-production of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar (November 2014) and three titles that have yet to be announced.
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DLP Cinema® Technology Empowers Exhibitors With The Tools To Harness Digital Cinema’s Instant Opportunities And Future Innovations
Full Range Of DLP Cinema Intelligent Display Solutions Ensures Any Theatre Can Go Digital And Reap The Rewards
As nearly 85,000* movie theatre screens around the world showcase the digital cinema revolution using Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) DLP Cinema® technology, the benefits of digital are becoming more apparent every day to both exhibitors and audiences – and even more is possible. Whether exhibitors are looking to improve their bottom line, or want to wow with the new experiences and technologies that surpass home and mobile entertainment, DLP Cinema can provide a forward-facing solution. Together with partner licensees Barco, Christie and NEC, DLP Cinema is helping to enhance theatres with the brightest 3D showings, high frame rate (HFR) content playback, large screen laser projection, and other advantages today.
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IMAX® Coming To Historic TCL Chinese Theatre
On Heels of Theatre Renaming, Chinese Theatres LLC Signs Agreement with IMAX to Bring The World's Most Immersive Experience to Hollywood's Premier Historic Landmark
IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Chinese Theatres LLC today announced an agreement to add an IMAX® theatre to the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, through an extensive transformation of the landmark site. The addition brings the theatre into the 21st Century and gives Hollywood its first IMAX® theatre, providing fans with a movie-going experience that will rival any in southern California. Once complete, this will be IMAX's largest auditorium in the world in terms of seating capacity and its third-largest commercial theatre screen in North America. Closing of the agreement is subject to the issuance of final permits.
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Bad Robot chooses SGO's Mistika for major productions including the upcoming “Star Trek Into Darkness” film for 3D and IMAX
Mistika is a ray of light at Bad Robot in “Star Trek into Darkness”
“Mistika has opened up an entirely new world of workflow efficiency and quality control to us by bringing high-end finishing capabilities inside our facility.”Ben Rosenblatt, Production Executive, Bad Robot
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Arclight Productions’ Original Documentary premieres at The Annenberg Space for Photography’s WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath March 23, 2013 – June 2, 2013
News: Arclight Productions’ Original Documentary premieres at The Annenberg Space for Photography’s WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath March 23, 2013 – June 2, 2013Documentary Film accompanies one of the Most Notable Exhibits on War-Themed Photography Ever Assembled
THE WAR PHOTOGRAPHERS, a documentary film commissioned by the Annenberg Space for Photography will debut with the exhibit, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, set to open on March 23rd. Arclight Productions has been commissioned to produce the original documentary short that will be featured as part of this unprecedented exhibit. The exhibit will open free to the public in Los Angeles on March 23, 2013 and run through June 2, 2013. The film will be shown in vivid detail on two 14' by 7' screens in 4K resolution in the Digital Gallery, which is central to the architecture of the Photography Space and the exhibit experience. This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and is made possible with generous support from the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation.
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Pastuhov Keeps Pictorvision Eclipse Flying
News: Pastuhov Keeps Pictorvision Eclipse FlyingAerial cinematographer Phil Pastuhov is one of the busiest shooters in the business. He’s always charged with interesting jobs – and usually halfway around the world. It is, after all, a global production community these days. And, wherever he goes – it’s usually Pictorvision’s Eclipse aerial camera stabilizing system that takes him through the challenges with ease.
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Digital Vision's Phoenix Automates and Refines Restoration Workflow
News: Digital Vision's Phoenix Automates and Refines Restoration WorkflowSoftware Powers Efforts of High Hat Post and Periscope Film
From riding the surf to diving to the ocean's depths in a submarine, Digital Vision's Phoenix Refine restoration software is helping to power the efforts of High Hat Post and Periscope Film. Currently, Phoenix is a crucial tool at High Hat Post in the restoration of a collection of vintage 16 mm surfing movies, as well as current productions. Periscope Film is using Phoenix to automate the restoration of the company's acquired military footage. Both High Hat Post and Periscope Film attribute the success of their workflows to the unmatched features that Phoenix offers, including its ability to automatically remove dirt, dust, scratches and grain.
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The Magic Of Cinema Powers On Worldwide With DLP Cinema’s® Comprehensive Suite Of Leading Digital Projection Technology
Delivering High Frame Rates, The Brightest 3D, 4K For The Largest Screens, Innovative, Compact 2K Solutions And More; China Driving Digital Forward With Nearly 75,000 DLP Cinema Screens To Date
The benefits and longstanding promises of digital cinema continue to be realized around the globe in theatres new and old, and of all sizes, with Texas Instruments (TI) NASDAQ: TXN) DLP Cinema® technology used to illuminate nearly 75,000 movie theatre screens. Together with its OEM licensees, Barco, Christie and NEC, DLP Cinema has been able to further meet the ever-changing needs of exhibitors and filmmakers with a complete family of products and technology to share the highest quality, most immersive content and visual experiences possible with audiences. DLP Cinema offers four different chipsets specifically engineered for specific exhibitor preferences and venues – from 4K resolution for screens as wide as 105 feet, to cost-effective 3D- and High Frame Rate-capable (HFR) projection for independent single-screen theatres – that each ensures award-winning image reproduction, longstanding reliability, and forward-thinking upgradability.
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Spatial Harmonics Group Merges with Eclipse VFX
Los Angeles studio unites talents with Eclipse’s Beijing team
Los Angeles-based Spatial Harmonics Group has merged with China-based Eclipse VFX to form Eclipse VFX, Los Angeles. Headed by visual effects veterans Wayne England as Executive Producer, and Will Shepherd as Operations Director, the Santa Monica studio joins forces with Eclipse’s Beijing headquarters.
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IMAX Corporation to Participate in the UBS 40th Annual Global Media and Communications Conference
IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) today announced that Richard L. Gelfond, Chief Executive Officer of IMAX Corporation, will speak at the UBS 40th Annual Global Media and Communications Conference on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at 2:30 pm EST. The conference is being held at the Grand Hyatt in New York, NY.
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IMAX® And Warner Bros. Sign 20-Picture Deal, Extend Long-Running Partnership
IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures, a division of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX), today announced that they have agreed to release up to 20 Warner Bros. films in the immersive IMAX Experience® over the next three years, in an extension of the core partnership that began in 2003. The arrangement will continue to align the worldwide box office power of Warner Bros.' tent-pole film business with the fast-growing global popularity of The IMAX Experience, providing the studio with an additional, differentiated platform that consistently delivers the best experience in cinema and strong returns for studios and exhibitors.
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The Journey Begins... Advance Tickets For "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" Go On Sale On Wednesday, November 7, At 12:00PM Eastern Time In The U.S. And Canada
News: The Journey Begins... Advance Tickets For "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" Go On Sale On Wednesday, November 7, At 12:00PM Eastern Time In The U.S. And Canada"The Lord of the Rings" Trilogy Extended Cut Marathon Coming to U.S. Theaters December 8-9
Moviegoers who are eagerly anticipating the December 14 release of the epic fantasy adventure "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," will be able to secure their seats over a month in advance when tickets go on sale, online and in theaters across North America, at 12:00pm Eastern Time, on Wednesday, November 7.
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DreamWorks Animation's Rise of the Guardians to Play Limited IMAX® Engagement on November 21, 2012
3D Animated Adventure Brings Childhood Heroes Together as Never Before in IMAX® 3D
IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX), and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that the animated adventure Rise of the Guardians will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released for a limited engagement in select IMAX® international and domestic theatres starting November 21, 2012.
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Iconix Video Issued Patent for Camera Imaging Process
Patent covers imaging process for increased frame rates of imagers for HD and 2K.
Iconix Video, a leading developer of advanced high-definition camera systems and manufacturer of the Studio2K, the only point-of-view (POV) camera system capable of 2K digital cinema outputs, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US patent 8,218,052, entitled “High Frame Rate High Definition Imaging System and Method.”
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Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures to Celebrate Tolkien Week with Worldwide Trailer Debut for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
News: Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures to Celebrate Tolkien Week with Worldwide Trailer Debut for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”Trailer Debut Leads Up to 75th Anniversary of Publication of The Hobbit and Worldwide Hobbit Day, Marking the Birthdays of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins
Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) are joining the worldwide celebration of Tolkien Week with the debut of the highly anticipated theatrical trailer for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” on September 19, 2012. The first in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is directed by Oscar® winner Peter Jackson, who previously brought to the screen the blockbuster “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy. The week-long Tolkien Week celebration encompasses the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit novel and the worldwide celebration of Hobbit Day.
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Sohonet Puts Lantana Campus in Fast Lane for Connectivity
News: Sohonet Puts Lantana Campus in Fast Lane for ConnectivityTurnkey Production Platform Combines Creative Workspace with High-Performance Data Services
Lantana, one of Los Angeles' most prestigious properties for leasing creative office space, has joined forces with Sohonet, the global expert in connectivity and data management, to create an infrastructure that supports the professional content creation community. Lantana chose Sohonet to retrofit their Santa Monica campus, giving tenants easy access to networking solutions that are customizable to their creative needs. The campus-wide implementation has now been completed, positioning Lantana as a unique real estate hub for feature film and television production companies.
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ALEXA Shines On The Biggest Screens
News: ALEXA Shines On The Biggest ScreensWith IMAX and 4K DCP releases for The Avengers and Skyfall, ALEXA passes the ultimate test of image quality. This year has seen an increase in ARRIRAW recording for big-screen blockbuster movies, with filmmakers praising the efficient workflow and testifying that ALEXA images look incredible on even the largest IMAX cinema screens.
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ALEXA – The Most Complete Digital Camera System Ever Built
News: ALEXA – The Most Complete Digital Camera System Ever BuiltARRI’s five ALEXA models have built a reputation as the most powerful digital camera systems in the industry, enabling a new era in visual storytelling for a variety of productions. Recent award-winning features like Hugo, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Anonymous, Amour and Melancholia relied on ALEXA for image capture. The camera was also behind-the-scenes on this year’s box office champion, The Avengers -- the third highest grossing film of all time.
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HELLO! Welcomes Newest Addition, Director/DP Ron Fricke
News: HELLO! Welcomes Newest Addition, Director/DP Ron FrickeHELLO! is pleased to announce that the talented and accomplished film maker, Los Angeles native Ron Fricke, has joined the roster at HELLO! & Company.
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Codex Vault Will Support Sony F65 Workflow
News: Codex Vault Will Support Sony F65 WorkflowCodex, the leading developer of digital media recorders and media management systems for film and television production, today announces that the Sony SR-D1 SRMemory reader module for the Codex Vault will be shown for the first time at IBC 2012 in Amsterdam on the Sony booth (12.A10) and the Codex booth (11.F41).
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Final Film in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” Trilogy Slated for Worldwide Release on July 18, 2014
Second Film to Be Titled “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and Third Film Titled “The Hobbit: There and Back Again”
Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures jointly announced today that the final film in Peter Jackson’s trilogy adaptation of the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, now titled “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” will be released worldwide on July 18, 2014. All three films in the trilogy are productions of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures.
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Air Racers 3D Narrated by Paul Walker To Fly High This September at Cinemark Century Theatres in Reno (NV)
3D Entertainment Distribution's latest film gets an exclusive two-week engagement in conjunction with the Reno National Championship Air Races
3D Entertainment Distribution today announced an agreement with Cinemark Holdings, Inc. to present Air Racers 3D, narrated by actor Paul Walker (The Fast and the Furious, Takers), in Reno (Nevada) exclusively at Cinemark Century Theatres from the 7th to the 20th of September. The two-week theatrical engagement will coincide with the 2012 National Championship Air Races at Reno-Stead Airport, which will see the intrepid young star of the 3D film, pilot Steven Hinton, in competition for the fourth consecutive time.
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Digital Domain Media Group Hires Sony Pictures Imageworks Veteran Jim Berney to Head Florida Studio
News: Digital Domain Media Group Hires Sony Pictures Imageworks Veteran Jim Berney to Head Florida StudioDigital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG) has named industry veteran Jim Berney Head of Studio at DDMG in Florida. Berney, an Academy Award® nominee who played a leadership role at Sony Pictures Imageworks’ New Mexico studio, will oversee the day-to-day operations of DDMG’s Florida studio, which creates visual effects for feature films, military and medical applications, sports teams and venues, and original animated feature films through Tradition Studios.
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MovieTickets.com Offers Advance Ticket Buyers Exclusive Free Download for Song featured in The Dark Knight Rises
Starting today, MovieTickets.com launches an exclusive promotion providing moviegoers who purchase advance tickets to screenings of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES with an exclusive free download of a song featured in the film. Those who purchase advance tickets for the film through MovieTickets.com between today, July 12th, and Friday, July 27th, will be able to download "All Out War" by Academy- Award® winning composer Hans Zimmer through iTunes for free. The song is only available through this promotion and will not be included on the film's official soundtrack albums.
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Sony Pictures’ Studio-wide Post-Production Effort Helped Make Spider-Man™ ‘Amazing’
News: Sony Pictures’ Studio-wide Post-Production Effort Helped Make Spider-Man™ ‘Amazing’Studio’s Visual Effects Artists, Stereographers, Colorists and Sound Mixers Came Together to Apply the Finishing Touches to the Summer Tentpole
Teams from across Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) came together in a close-knit collaboration for the production of Columbia Pictures’ superhero blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man, currently in worldwide release in 2D and 3D. Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) created many of the film’s stunning visual effects sequences, the Sony 3D Technology Center consulted on the film’s stereography, Sony Pictures Post Production provided sound services, and Colorworks, SPE’s digital intermediate facility, performed final color grading and editorial finishing.
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3net - The 24/7 3D Network From Sony, Discovery And IMAX - Announces World Premiere Of Iconic Music Series "FROM THE BASEMENT," Sunday, July 15 (9PM ET/PT)
New Season To Feature Performances by Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Shins, Foster the People, Feist And More
3net, the joint venture 24/7 3D network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX – will bring a new season of the seminal music program FROM THE BASEMENT to 3D viewers for the first time ever with the world television premiere Sunday, July 15 (9PM ET/PT). The six one-hour episodes – produced by lauded music producer and Radiohead's "sixth member" Nigel Godrich – will include appearances by some of the most respected artists in music today. The series kicks off on 3net with premiere episode performances by The Shins, Aimee Mann and Father John Misty.
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Director J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Sequel to Launch in IMAX® 3D and Feature Key Sequences Filmed With IMAX® Cameras
The Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot Production Will Be Released Worldwide in IMAX® Theatres on May 17, 2013
IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Paramount Pictures Corporation, a unit of Viacom Inc., today announced that the sequel to J.J. Abrams' 2009 blockbuster Star Trek, will be released in the immersive IMAX® 3D format on May 17, 2013. The film represents the second feature in the ground-breaking franchise to be released in IMAX following Star Trek, which grossed more than $375 million at the worldwide box office.
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The Senate VFX Completes 186 Visual Effects Shots on "Dark Shadows"
News: The Senate VFX Completes 186 Visual Effects Shots on "Dark Shadows"The Senate VFX completed 186 shots in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “Dark Shadows,” a Tim Burton film, which opened May 11th. Anton Yri, The Senate’s visual effects supervisor on the film, working with The Senate’s visual effects producer, Sam Spacey, oversaw six major sequences on the film. Yri was on set for the duration of the first unit and model photography production phases.
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Captured On Alexa: "Avengers" Assemble Record-Breaking Weekend At Box Office
Directed by Joss Whedon and shot by cinematographer Seamus McGarvey ASC, BSC, THE AVENGERS, opened in the U.S. this weekend with $207.4 million, breaking the all-time weekend record set last summer by HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Part 2. The production was one of the very first to use the ARRI ALEXA Plus camera, relying on a total of four ALEXAs shooting ARRIRAW on Codex recorders to capture the iconic super hero team in action.
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SynthEyes 3D Tracker End-of-Year Promotion for Schools
Schools can get a site license for our powerful 3D tracker for $495
Andersson Technologies LLC is offering schools a special end-of-school-year educational pricing promotion for its SynthEyes 3D tracking application. For only 495 US$, schools can obtain a one-year educational site license to install SynthEyes for classroom teaching.
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Dashwood Updates and Expands the Stereo3D CAT Product Line
The award-winning Stereo3D CAT™ 3D calibration and analysis software has been updated to version 1.1 with new features and is now available in reduced-price and free versions
Dashwood Cinema Solutions, developer of stereoscopic software for the Mac, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of price-reduced and free versions of the award-winning Stereo3D CAT™ stereoscopic calibration and analysis software. This marks the first time this powerful stereoscopic monitoring, analysis and playback software is available for use by anyone with a Mac computer and a compatible HD capture device.
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Lightbeam Systems Delivers up to 2.66 Teraflops of Raw Computing Power in New E5 Series Workstations, Render Nodes and GPU Nodes at NAB 2012
Utilizes latest Intel Xeon processor E5 2600 series, NVIDIA Quadro 6000 and Tesla M series GPUs to achieve ultra high performance for 3D, broadcast and film
Lightbeam Systems®, manufacturers of specialized storage, workstation, and rendering systems for the broadcast, film and visual effects industries, today introduced the Lightbeam E5 series of professional workstations, render nodes and GPU nodes based on the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5 2600 series, NVIDIA® Quadro® professional graphics, and NVIDIA® Tesla GPUs. Designed to accelerate high-performance computing (HPC) applications such as Autodesk Maya and 3ds Max, NewTek LightWave 3D, Maxon Cinema 4D, Nuke, Adobe Creative Suite, MARI, Mental Ray, V-Ray, V-Ray RT, Final Render and Bunkspeed PRO, the Lightbeam E5 series delivers up to a 10x performance gain over previous-generation computing systems.
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Dashwood Announces Native Hardware Support in Stereo3D CAT for Blackmagic Design's UltraStudio 3D and Decklink Extreme 3D Devices
The award-winning Stereo3D CAT™ 3D calibration and analysis software now natively supports 3D input from Blackmagic Design's UltraStudio 3D or Decklink Extreme 3D.
Dashwood Cinema Solutions, developer of award-winning stereoscopic software, is pleased to announce 3D input support for Blackmagic Design's UltraStudio 3D and Decklink Extreme 3D devices in the Stereo3D CAT v1.1 software update. When Stereo3D CAT is paired with either device on a Mac, users can monitor, calibrate and analyze real-time stereoscopic 3D feeds from dual-SDI or HDMI1.4a 3D cameras.
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Method Studios Creates an Epic Underworld Monster and Environments for “Wrath of the Titans”
News: Method Studios Creates an Epic Underworld Monster and Environments for “Wrath of the Titans”Los Angeles and London facilities combine efforts, along with Company 3, to collaborate on this stereo feature from concept art through to DI
Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, was excited to join forces on the larger-than-life 3D visual effects in Warner Bros.’ “Wrath of the Titans” - the second installment in the franchise. The main sequence for Method Studios in LA involved creating the awakening of the monstrous Kronos, father of Zeus. This fully CG rock giant is brought to life with glowing lava and causes the cataclysmic destruction of the Underworld. During pre-production, Method Studios in London created concept images for the production’s art department, as well as the visual effects in the establishment of the Underworld sequence. Olivier Dumont rose to the occasion as Method’s VFX Supervisor along with Aurelia Abate, Method’s VFX Producer.
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Company 3 Completes 3D and Color Grading for “Underworld Awakening” with DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design today announced that Company 3® used DaVinci Resolve with Resolve Control Surface for color grading the 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D versions of Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment’s, in association with Sketch Films, "Underworld: Awakening". The film, directed by Mårlind and Stein, shot by Scott Kevan, based on characters created by Kevin Grevioux, Len Wiseman and Danny McBride, and with story by Len Wiseman, John Hlavin and screenplay by Len Wiseman, John Hlavin, J. Michael Stracynski and Alison Burnett, is the latest in the hugely popular and visually stunning vampire themed "Underworld" series.
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Pictorvision Eclipse Designers to Receive The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® Scientific and Technical Award
News: Pictorvision Eclipse Designers to Receive The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® Scientific and Technical AwardThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will honor the Pictorvision Eclipse designers with a Scientific and Engineering Academy Award at the 84th Annual Academy Awards for Technical Achievement. This prestigious award will be given to Michael Lewis, Greg Marsden, Raigo Alas and Michael Vellekoop for the concept, design and implementation of the Pictorvision Eclipse, an electronically stabilized aerial camera platform.
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SynthEyes 2011.1 Helps You See Straight!
Adds New Lens Grid Analysis and Scene Placement Tools
Andersson Technologies LLC has shipped SynthEyes 2011.1, with this latest build adding yet more features to the ground-breaking product first introduced a year ago. Here are some of the highlights of the new release, compared to the original SynthEyes 2011.
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Re-Recording Mixer Marshall Garlington Joins Todd-AO
News: Re-Recording Mixer Marshall Garlington Joins Todd-AORe-Recording Mixer Marshall Garlington has joined Todd-AO. Garlington has more than 75 feature films to his credit, including two films in the "Twilight" series, "Rambo", "Blade", the recent remake of "Conan the Barbarian", and also extensive credits in large format (IMAX) films.
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Pictorvision's Eclipse and Iwerks Take to the Air for Major European Feature
News: Pictorvision's Eclipse and Iwerks Take to the Air for Major European FeatureWhen pilot and aerial coordinator Marc Wolff began prepping for a large format feature to be shot in Budapest, he decided to pair Pictorvision's Eclipse with the Iwerks camera, as an alternative to IMAX(R). "With large format filming becoming so popular in the past few years, it's a great relief to have a choice between IMAX and Iwerks for stabilized aerial filming," he says. "And, of course, to be able to pair the equipment with the Eclipse, the top-of-the-line aerial stabilized system.
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Steele Studios Completes On-Air Stereo 3D Graphics “Refresh” Package For Client 3NET
News: Steele Studios Completes On-Air Stereo 3D Graphics “Refresh” Package For Client 3NETDebuting November 4, Steele’s All New S3D Graphics Package Is Comprised of Over 60 Elements,Including Main Logo Open, Interstitials and Promos
Currently celebrating its 15th anniversary year, Steele Studios, a leading creator and producer of visual content for television, film, music videos, and commercial projects for Fortune 500 companies, has completed and delivered a massive, on-air Stereo 3D graphics package for its client 3net, the joint venture, 24/7 3D television network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX. Jo and Jerry Steele, co-founders, Steele Studios, made the announcement.
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