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Visual Effects Society Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame Honorees
Visual Effects Society Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame Honorees
Distinguished Professionals to be Recognized at 9th Annual VES Summit
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its inaugural inductees to the VES Hall of Fame. In concert with the Society’s milestone 20th Anniversary, the VES Board of Directors created the VES Hall of Fame – a new honor to recognize exemplary individuals that came before us and upon whose shoulders we proudly stand. This distinction is being bestowed upon a select group of professionals and pioneers who have played a significant role in advancing the field of visual effects by invention, science, contribution or avocation of the art, science, technology and/or communications.
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Blue Collar Post Collective Evolves, Expands Leadership
Blue Collar Post Collective Evolves, Expands Leadership
Workflow Supervisor Kylee Peña Becomes President Of Major Film And TV Non-Profit
The Blue Collar Post Collective [5013] announced today the revision and expansion of their leadership, including the promotion of former L.A. Vice President Kylee Peña to President of the organization. Ryan Penny will serve as New York’s VP and Chris Visser will rise to Los Angeles VP.
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SMPTE® Hollywood Section to Explore Data’s Impact on Production Decisions at May Meeting
SMPTE® Hollywood Section to  Explore Data’s Impact on Production Decisions at May Meeting
Everything in a digital environment is trackable. The question is: How are media professionals using this information?
The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that its next monthly meeting, scheduled for Monday, May 31, will examine how data — lots of it — is exerting a major impact on decision-making in television and film production.
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SMPTE® Announces Program Details for Fifth Annual Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) Conference
SMPTE® Announces Program Details for Fifth Annual Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) Conference
With Theme of 'Redefining the Entertainment Experience,' Annual Event Will Take Place May 8-9 at Microsoft's Silicon Valley Campus
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced program details for the Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference, May 8-9 at the Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus in Mountain View, California. Entitled "Redefining the Entertainment Experience," this year's conference will explore emerging technologies' impact on current and future delivery of compelling connected entertainment experiences.
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Trollbäck+Company Welcomes Alex Moulton As Chief Creative Officer
Trollbäck+Company Welcomes Alex Moulton As Chief Creative OfficerCreative agency Trollbäck+Company has added Alex Moulton as Chief Creative Officer. He is tasked with leading the next wave of success at Trollbäck+Company, which is distinguished for helping globally recognized businesses and organizations develop meaningful and sustainable brands through design-driven strategy and mixed media.
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HOBO Audio Launches 360 VR Division; Forms Strategic Alliance With Two VFX Studios
HOBO Audio Launches 360 VR Division; Forms Strategic Alliance With Two VFX Studios
Boutique Audio Company Partners With Production/Post Houses East Coast Digital And Hidden Content To Offer Full Service 360 VR Execution
HOBO, the boutique audio post studio, has launched a 360 VR division and formed strategic alliances with production/post production studios East Coast Digital and Hidden Content, both based in New York, to offer clients a full service approach to 360 VR content creation – from concepting through production, post, music and final audio mix in an immersive 360 format.
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SMPTE Opens Call for Papers for SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
SMPTE Opens Call for Papers for SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
Deadline for Abstract Submission Is May 15
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, is seeking proposals for technical papers for the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), Oct. 23-26, 2017, in Hollywood, California. Proposed papers must be informational and address technical theory, research, innovations, applications, or practices specific to an evolving technology relevant to the media industry. Abstracts must be submitted online no later than May 15.
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SMPTE Partners With 2017 NAB Show to Produce the Future of Cinema Conference
SMPTE Partners With 2017 NAB Show to Produce the Future of Cinema Conference
Two-Day Conference During the 2017 NAB Show to Offer Expert Presentations on the Technical, Creative, and Business Drivers Shaping the Cinema Industry
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today released details about the 2017 NAB Show's "Future of Cinema Conference: The Intersection of Technology, Art, & Commerce in Cinema," produced in partnership with SMPTE. Scheduled for April 22-23 during the 2017 NAB Show, the conference will feature two full days of expert presentations delving into how technical innovation, artistic intent, and evolving consumption and business models will interact to shape the future of cinema.
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'Resident Evil' Returns to Deluxe Toronto for Post
'Resident Evil' Returns to Deluxe Toronto for PostLongtime collaborators on the ‘Resident Evil’ film franchise, Deluxe Toronto handled the majority of post-production services for the sixth installment, "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter." The sci-fi horror feature, which reunited much of the production team including director Paul W.S. Anderson, returned to Deluxe for the 4K DI, 3D 2K DI, full 7.1 and 5.1 audio mixes for domestic and international versions, digital cinema mastering and nearly 300 visual effects shots. Deluxe also delivered an HDR remaster for the film’s home entertainment release.
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Imaginary Forces Welcomes EP Chris Hill; Sami Tahari as Director of Business Development
Imaginary Forces Welcomes EP Chris Hill; Sami Tahari as Director of Business DevelopmentCreative company Imaginary Forces has added two executives to its Los Angeles studio: Executive Producer Chris Hill and Director of Business Development Sami Tahari. As the company celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, the announcement signals what’s next in Imaginary Forces’ long legacy of creative innovation and design-driven storytelling for entertainment, brand and agency clients. Hill and Tahari’s diverse backgrounds will help strengthen the company’s long-standing relationships, as well as its continuous expansion into emerging markets. Recent work of note includes TV’s most talked-about main titles for Netflix’s summer blockbuster “Stranger Things”; the logo reveal for Michael Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight” — Paramount’s biggest trailer debut ever; and a one-of-a-kind immersive experience for the Empire State Building.
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Dolby Announces Sony’s Soundbar HT-ST5000 and AV Receiver STR-DN1080 Will Feature Dolby Atmos Moving Audio
Dolby Announces Sony’s Soundbar HT-ST5000 and AV Receiver STR-DN1080 Will Feature Dolby Atmos Moving Audio(Business Wire) Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced that Sony’s soundbar HT-ST5000 and AV Receiver STR-DN1080 will feature Dolby Atmos moving audio.
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USITT Advances Theatre Industry with Investment In Rigging Safety, Gateway Diversity, and Innovation Research Grants
USITT Advances Theatre Industry with Investment In Rigging Safety, Gateway Diversity, and Innovation Research GrantsThe United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Board of Directors has committed an unprecedented $500,000 to increase the impact of some of the organization’s most important programs: Rigging Safety, Gateway Diversity, and Innovation Research Grants. USITT is the nation’s leading professional organization for practitioners of theatre design and technology. The Institute has been creating opportunities and promoting dialogue, research, and learning since it was founded in 1960. Today it has grown to include members at all levels of their careers and is the leader in lifelong learning opportunities for the entertainment design and technology industry.
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One Year On from Major Expansion, Sixteen19 Continues to Lead the Way
One Year On from Major Expansion, Sixteen19 Continues to Lead the Way
State-of-the-art boutique post company celebrates a year in Chelsea with launch of second 4K theater.
Sixteen19, a growing powerhouse on the post-production scene, marked one year at its new headquarters in Chelsea with the launch of its second 4K DI finishing theater. The theater will enable the company’s premier group of artists and technicians –led by co-founders Pete Conlin and Jonathan Hoffman, and Senior colorist Andrew Francis– to build on a breakthrough year marked by physical expansion, high-profile projects and in-roads into new markets.
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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds Home Theater Dub Stage For Next Generation Immersive Sound Formats
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds Home Theater Dub Stage For Next Generation Immersive Sound Formats
New mix stage dedicated to next-generation home theater audio formats
Responding to the growing popularity of home theater systems with immersive sound, Sony Pictures Post Production Services has added a new mix stage dedicated to next-generation home theater audio formats. Located on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, the new stage is designed to simulate a home theater environment and equipped to master feature film and television projects in Dolby Atmos®, Auro-3D and other immersive sound formats. This new room has been used to prepare several feature titles for Blu-ray Disc, 4K Ultra HD Disc, and digital delivery.
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The Artery Creates New "Spirit of Meditation" 360-Degree Virtual Reality App for Samsung Gear VR
The Artery Creates New "Spirit of Meditation" 360-Degree Virtual Reality App for Samsung Gear VRRenowned Art + Technology company The Artery, which employs an award winning talent base of some of the most talented digital artists in the world, has created a new Virtual Reality experience: “Spirit of Meditation.” The new App is currently available at the VR store: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/gear-vr/1276353495756631/
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Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA Awards
Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA Awards
Coveted Honors Shine Spotlight on Creative Excellence in Post Production
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) announced the winners of the 2016 HPA Awards (#hpaawards) during a gala celebration tonight at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The HPA Awards recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in the creation of feature films, television, commercials, and entertainment content enjoyed around the world.
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Visual Effects Society (VES) to Present Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonso with its Visionary Award
Visual Effects Society (VES) to Present Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonso with its Visionary AwardToday, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the visual effects industry’s professional global honorary society, named acclaimed producer and Marvel Studios Executive Vice President of Physical Production Victoria Alonso as the next recipient of its Visionary Award in recognition of her enormous contributions to visual arts and filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the 15th Annual VES Awards on February 7, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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John Honeycutt Joins Piksel Board of Directors
John Honeycutt Joins Piksel Board of Directors
CTO of Discovery Communications brings his senior executive experience to the board, Reflects Piksel’s continued focus on leading the digitization of television
Piksel today announced that John Honeycutt, Chief Technology Officer of Discovery Communications, has been elected to Piksel’s board of directors. Honeycutt joined Discovery in 2003 and has held several senior executive positions in both the United States and internationally, where he has been an integral contributor to the consistent growth of Discovery around the world. As CTO of Discovery, Mr. Honeycutt has global responsibility for the entire technology stack.
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Emmy® recognition for Aussie software revolutionising international film and TV production
Emmy® recognition for Aussie software revolutionising international film and TV production
Group It For Me! developers have been recognised for their world-first software that shaves hours off film and television production.
Australia-based duo Shruti Patel and Jason “JJ” Jamieson are the recipients of a prestigious Engineering Emmy Award that is bestowed by America’s National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Award is for engineering developments that have a revolutionary impact on the transmission, recording or reception of television. Ms Patel said the software delivers massive time and cost savings to major production companies around the globe. “Group It For Me! automates the grouping and multigrouping processes in the post production workflow,” Ms Patel said.
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Global Animation Voicing Company 3Beep Launches
Global Animation Voicing Company 3Beep Launches
NYC-Based Creative Services/Media Management Studio Brings Team Of Producers, Writers, Directors and VO Professionals To Animated Productions Worldwide
Responding to the changing needs of today’s animation studios and the increasingly global nature of content creation, 3Beep, a provider of global animation voicing services, has launched. Based in New York City, the company is an innovative new resource that brings expert creative services and media management to animated productions worldwide. 
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Deluxe's Iloura Heightens Intensity in Deepwater Horizon
Deluxe's Iloura Heightens Intensity in Deepwater HorizonOn April 20th, 2010, one of the world’s largest man-made disasters occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Deepwater Horizon from Summit Entertainment and Participant Media, honors the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, and change everyone's lives forever. Deluxe's IIloura was tapped to heighten realism in many of the film's high action sequences, adding digital mud, fire and smoke. To ensure continuity across shots and deliver industry leading visual effects, the Iloura team, led by VFX Supervisor Jason Billington, collaborated closely with lead vendor ILM (Disney's Industrial Light & Magic) and VFX Supervisor Craig Hammack.
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London’s Former Film Commissioner Joins Newly Created Vancouver Film & Media Centre
London’s Former Film Commissioner Joins Newly Created Vancouver Film & Media Centre
David Shepheard to drive growth and innovation in Vancouver’s booming digital entertainment sector
The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) today announced David Shepheard — formerly London’s successful film & TV sector lead — as Vancouver’s very first Film Commissioner. At the same time, they announced the creation of a new Film & Media Centre, mandated to raise the profile of Vancouver on the global stage, advocate on behalf of the Vancouver industry and work towards attracting investment to the city.
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Cinematographers Guild to Host Drone Panel at NAB Show NY
Cinematographers Guild to Host Drone Panel at NAB Show NY
Edward Kostakis, Maxwell Tubman, and Michael Chambliss will discuss "Drones...Getting Beyond High, Wide "
(Los Angeles, California--October 11, 2016) The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) will host the panel discussion, "Drones...Getting Beyond High, Wide (and Stupid)," at the NAB Show New York, formerly known as Content & Communications World.
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Deluxe Congratulates 'Game of Thrones' VFX Team on Emmy
VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst from Deluxe’s Iloura Honored for “Battle of the Bastards” Work
HBO's Game of Thrones was honored with its fifth straight Outstanding Special Visual Effects Award at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held Saturday, September 10 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Praised as one of the series' best episodes to date, the Award-winning "Battle of the Bastards" was a monumental undertaking, including significant visual effects (VFX) work from Deluxe's Iloura, which helped craft the titular bloody showdown. Iloura VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst was honored as part of the visual effects team that included Steve Kullback, Joe Bauer, Adam Chazen, Sam Conway, Derek Spears, Eric Carney, Matthew Roleau and Michelle Blok.
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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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SMPTE® 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Takes on Timely Topics: UHD, HDR, VR, Cloud, and More
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, has announced conference program details for the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016), Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California. During SMPTE 2016, conference sessions will feature industry experts from around the world, who will present 73 papers exploring timely, compelling topics that are shaping the field of motion imaging.
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GPL Technologies to Host Annual Golf Tournament; "4K and Beyond" Networking Webinar
GPL Technologies to Host Annual Golf Tournament; "4K and Beyond" Networking Webinar
Dell and NVIDIA are co-sponsors of golf event slated for August 26th in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
GPL Technologies, a leading provider of IT services to the media and entertainment industry, will host its annual Golf Tournament August 26th at Los Verdes Golf Course in Palos Verdes Estates, California. The popular event, co-sponsored by Dell and NVIDIA, is opened to qualified professionals in the entertainment industry.
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HPA Announces 2016 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Aspera, Grass Valley, Real D, SGO to Receive Coveted Honor
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced the recipients of the organization's prized 2016 HPA Engineering Excellence Awards. The Engineering Excellence Awards were created to spotlight and reward companies and individuals providing services to the professional media content industry for their outstanding technical and creative ingenuity in media, content production, finishing, distribution and/or archiving.
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Leading Trade Organization Honors Well-Loved Post Production Figure
Leading Trade Organization Honors Well-Loved Post Production FigureThe Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has named Herb Dow recipient of one of its most esteemed honors, the HPA Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be bestowed during the HPA Awards gala on 17 November, 2016, at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Dow’s experience stretches across five decades, from the cutting room to the most advanced technologies in the evolution of post production.
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SMPTE Brings Together Hollywood Creativity and Silicon Valley Innovation With 2016 ETCA Conference
Fourth Annual Conference Explores How Streaming Video, 4K/UHD, HDR, Immersive Audio, and VR Are Transforming the Personal Media Experience
With its Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference, 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, brought the industry greater clarity on the technologies and tactics shaping the connected entertainment experience. Held June 27-28 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, California, the conference drew experts from both Hollywood and the Silicon Valley to provide unique insight into the future of media delivery and consumption within a connected world.
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Testronic Opens Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Test Center in U.S.
Testronic Opens Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Test Center in U.S.Testronic, the leader in quality assurance (QA), localization services and compliance, has unveiled a dedicated virtual reality (VR) test center in its U.S. headquarters in Burbank, California. The VR test center opened in the company’s 1st Street office this week, making it the second VR testing location launched by Testronic this year with a successful operation already up and running in Warsaw, Poland. The VR centers further bolster the full-service QA testing services that Testronic has offered to studios, content holders, and game developers for nearly 20 years.
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SMPTE Celebrates Both Its Founders
Following Founders' Day on July 24 and the Anniversary of Incorporation on Aug. 10, Celebrations Will Culminate in Centennial Gala at Society's Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), is celebrating its Centennial with celebrations worldwide. The festivities, which include cakes ornamented with the SMPTE logo and messages of well wishes, actually began in 2015 during the biennial SMPTE technical conference in Sydney and continues with global celebrations held by SMPTE Sections and partner organizations. Part of the celebrations include honoring SMPTE's Founders' Day and the 100th anniversary of its incorporation — July 24 and Aug. 10, respectively.
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EditFest LA 2016 Lineup Announced
EditFest LA 2016 Lineup Announced
HPA Names Michelle Munson Recipient of Charles S. Swartz Award
Honor Will Be Presented to Aspera Co-Founder and CEO During 2016 HPA Awards
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HPA Names Michelle Munson Recipient of Charles S. Swartz Award
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has named Michelle Munson as the recipient of its 2016 Charles S. Swartz Award. Munson, co-founder and CEO of Aspera, an IBM Company, is recognized as one of industry's most accomplished technology leaders. The HPA Awards recognize creative artistry, innovation and engineering excellence in the professional media content industry and the Charles S. Swartz Award honors the recipient's significant impact across diverse aspects of the industry. The HPA Awards will be handed out on November 17, 2016, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California.
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SMPTE Opens Registration for Society's Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Will Explore Media and Entertainment Technology While Celebrating Society's 100-Year Anniversary
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, has opened registration for the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016), scheduled for Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California, starting off with the daylong SMPTE 2016 Symposium on Oct. 24. Early bird rates are available now through Aug. 20.
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Avid Unveils Frost & Sullivan Whitepaper on Exponential Growth of Content Driving Demand for New Software-defined Media Storage Solutions
Avid Unveils Frost & Sullivan Whitepaper on Exponential Growth of Content Driving Demand for New Software-defined Media Storage Solutions
The unique software-defined approach in Avid’s new NEXIS intelligent storage solution helps organizations better manage the rapid growth in media content they’re facing
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced the release of a new whitepaper by leading research and consulting organization, Frost & Sullivan, that uncovers the need for software-defined storage solutions like the new Avid NEXIS™ platform to help media organizations to manage the exponential growth in content. Future-proofing Media Workflows through Software-Defined Storage: Making the Case for Intelligent and Agile Storage Platforms explores the impact of remote working groups, multiple file formats and the proliferation of digital content on media organizations of all sizes, and how software-defined storage solutions can help them efficiently and flexibly manage and store media.
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Telestream Announces Vantage For Social Media
Telestream Announces Vantage For Social MediaAvailable immediately, Vantage for Social Media provides all of the tools necessary to prepare and deliver video to multiple social media outlets simultaneously including YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and soon Vimeo, Facebook and Brightcove. With Vantage for Social Media, marketing teams can easily edit videos, assemble multiple clips, produce proxies and social media metadata, add graphics, branding, messaging, tweets and other content.
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AICP (American Independent Commercial Producers) Announces Annual Award Winners
The AICP Next Awards Premiere At The Tishman Auditorium At The New School
The AICP Next Awards debuted tonight at The Tishman Auditorium At The New School. The AICP Next Awards is one of the tent pole events of AICP Week – which also includes the premiere of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial, and the AICP Week Base Camp, which features educational seminars and panels. Jeff Kling, Chief Creative Officer of Fallon Worldwide, served as this year’s AICP Next Awards Judging Chair, as well as the Master of Ceremonies at the Next Awards.
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Panasonic Showcases Innovative Visual Experiences at InfoComm 2016
vporoom.com/2016-06-08-Panasonic-Showcases-Innovative-Visual-Experiences-at-InfoComm-2016 Panasonic Showcases Innovative Visual Experiences at InfoComm 2016 Company Exhibits 4K Laser Projectors, the Latest Professional Displays and Broadcast, Cinema Technologies
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All New KODAK PIXPRO SP360 4K Aerial Pack With Made For SOLO™ 3DR Drone Mount Available In The US Next Month
All New KODAK PIXPRO SP360 4K Aerial Pack With Made For SOLO™ 3DR Drone Mount Available In The US Next Month
Building on the Extreme Success and January 2016 Launch of the KODAK PIXPRO SP360 4K VR Camera Bundles, Dedicated Content Creators and Businesses Can Soon Take to the Skies with Effortless Full Spherical 360° VR Video
JK Imaging Ltd., the worldwide licensee for KODAK PIXPRO Digital Cameras and Devices, today announced its highly anticipated US availability of another groundbreaking and new SP360 4K accessory pack, featuring a made for SOLO Dual Camera Drone Mount.
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Industrial Color Adds Veteran Editor Bruce Ashley And Executive Producer Gary Giambalvo
Industrial Color Adds Veteran Editor Bruce Ashley And Executive Producer Gary Giambalvo
New Talent Addition Part Of Overall Strategy To Grow Advertising/Branded Content Production and Post Production
Industrial Color, the 25-year-old creative studio known for its high-end fashion and beauty post-production work, has added acclaimed Editor Bruce Ashley and Executive Producer Gary Giambalvoto its staff. The moves, according to the company’s Chief Operating Officer Mathieu Champigny,represent a strategic step in the company’s overall growth strategy targeting advertising and branded content production.
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NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE, Is Highlight of 2016 NAB Show To
NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE®, Is a Highlight of 2016 NAB Show
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, drew crowds of 2016 NAB Show attendees to both its conference sessions and special screenings. These events featured top industry minds and creative talents, who joined to discuss forward-looking techniques and challenges related to making content for theatrical release and beyond.
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Polymedia ensures that BlackTrax is a technical star in Crime and Punishment
Polymedia ensures that BlackTrax is a technical star in Crime and PunishmentHours of psychological torment, heavy drinking of alcohol, prostitution and multiple axe murders all feature in Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s extraordinary nineteenth century novel
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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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The Global Gift Foundation To Honor Heavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer At The Organization
The Global Gift Foundation To Honor Heavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer At The OrganizationHeavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer will receive the Global Gift "Philanthropreneur" Award at the Global Gift Foundation's Women's Empowerment luncheon. Schotthoefer is being recognized for her work in social justice and human rights, particularly with Syrian refugees, an experience which she wrote about here. A percentage of the proceeds from the May 7th event will go towards the development of a scholarship program for young women in under-resourced areas.
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Patrick Davenport Joins MPC as Chief Operating Officer
Patrick Davenport Joins MPC as Chief Operating OfficerHighly regarded industry figure Patrick Davenport returns to MPC Advertising as Chief Operating Officer USA with responsibility for managing operations for the business in Los Angeles and New York.
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Sarofsky Strengthens Staff Talent Roster with Creative Director
Continuing to fortify its top-level creative and production capabilities, design-driven production company Sarofsky is announcing the immediate addition of creative director Patrick Coleman and producer Sam Clark to its staff. The news was announced today by company principal and executive creative director Erin Sarofsky and executive producer Steven Anderson.
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Wazee Digital To Launch Live Event Services at NAB 2016
New SaaS-Based Service Revolutionizes How Rights Holders Monetize Live Events - for the World’s Biggest Brands
Wazee Digital, the leader in content capture, cloud-based video management and monetization services for sports, media and entertainment companies, is announcing the launch of a Live Event Services product at NAB 2016. Using Wazee Digital’s Core platform, the service manages the complex tasks of video content acquisition, effective workflow, universal access, metadata management, and automated delivery to any affiliate on any screen.
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Deluxe VR Launches; Debuting New Project at NAB 2016
Deluxe VR Launches; Debuting New Project at NAB 2016
Offers End-to-End Creative, Production, Post and Distribution Services; Global Scalability with Access to 3,000 Artists Worldwide
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) has launched Deluxe VR, a new dedicated virtual reality (VR) creative services unit in Los Angeles. Deluxe VR offers end-to-end production and post-production services for clients creating immersive content for entertainment, promotional, and enterprise applications. The team will showcase several VR projects and unique service capabilities at Deluxe's booth #SU4414 at NAB 2016, April 18-21 in Las Vegas, NV.
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IABM Platinum Membership grows
IABM Platinum Membership growsIABM Platinum Membership grows Industry leaders spell out the benefits of full-on IABM engagement Last year, IABM restructured its membership categories and added new member benefits to better meet the differing needs of companies ranging from small organizations with just a few staff to international companies with hundreds, and in some cases, thousands of staff and multi-million dollar revenues. The result has been an unqualified success, with membership growing by more than 25% othe year, and with five companies choosing the highest level of membership – Platinum. These are: Avid, Grass Valley Group, Huawei, Imagine Communications and NEP.
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Cut+Run Names Amburr Farls Executive Producer, Los Angeles
Cut+Run Names Amburr Farls Executive Producer, Los AngelesCut+Run is excited to announce that Amburr Farls has been named Executive Producer of the Los Angeles office. Amburr Farls was most recently Head of Production at Cut+Run overseeing production needs for LA, SF and Austin. As EP, Amburr will expand her sales and marketing role while continuing to lead the production team.
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ZOO Digital to unveil the industry’s first secure screener for home TV streaming at NAB 2016
ZOO Digital to unveil the industry’s first secure screener for home TV streaming at NAB 2016At NAB 2016 next month in Las Vegas, ZOO Digital will unveil ZOOscreen, designed to stream screeners and bring the big screen experience to the homes of TV and movie judges. ZOOscreen, powered and protected by revolutionary ZOOcloud, provides an ultra-secure way for content holders to showcase TV and movie screeners to authorized clients, prospects and judging panels by streaming directly to large screen, internet-connected HD TVs.
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Sixty Partners with Ross Video to Deliver Graphics and Studio Packages via e-commerce Platform
Sixty Partners with Ross Video to Deliver Graphics and Studio Packages via e-commerce PlatformTV experience company Sixty has announced that it is partnering with Ross Video to make on-air graphics and virtual studio packages available via Ross Video’s e-commerce platform. Graphics and virtual studio packages are available for news, finance, weather and sport.
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SMPTE at the 2016 NAB Show
The 2016 NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, will explore how content creators and storytellers combine artistry with motion-imaging technology to thrive today — and into the future. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, promote its upcoming educational conferences, and expand on details about its centennial celebration. The Society continues to encourage and support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through scholarships, membership programs, and events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society's annual networking social, which drew 100 participants to the SMPTE booth in 2015.
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SMPTE to Host Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age
Society Draws Industry Leaders for Two-Day Event Delving Into Nature and Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Delivery of a Connected Entertainment Experience
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 will host the Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference (formerly Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age) from June 27-28 at the Heritage Theater in Campbell, California. Titled "The Race Is On!" the conference will explore the impact of emerging technologies on current and future delivery of a compelling connected entertainment experience. ETCA registration is now open, and early bird pricing is available through April 2.
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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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Cinedeck's Pioneering File-based Insert Edit Technology Now Supports XDCAM
Cinedeck's Pioneering File-based Insert Edit Technology Now Supports XDCAM
File-based Insert Edit also supports Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, AVC-Intra and JPEG2000 in both MXF and Quicktime wrappers
Cinedeck continues to build on its ground breaking File-based Insert Edit technology with the addition of XDCAM support. File-based Insert Edit also supports Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, AVC-Intra and JPEG2000 in both MXF and Quicktime wrappers. With the addition of XDCAM, Cinedeck now offers customers all of the most popular network delivery formats for use with File-based Insert Edit in one easy-to-use and affordable application.
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TED2016 in Cinemas - Speakers Announced - 1.15.16
TED2016 in Cinemas - Speakers Announced - 1.15.16February 15 LIVEEvent in Local Movie Theaters Presented by Fathom Events and BY Experience in Partnership with TED
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2016 HPA Tech Retreat Delivers Curated, Compelling Content and So Much More
2016 HPA Tech Retreat Delivers Curated, Compelling Content and So Much MoreThe HPA® has unveiled the 2016 HPA Tech Retreat® conference schedule, with more to be added in the coming weeks. Curated to ignite the interests of the varied stakeholders involved in all aspects of production, broadcast, post production, distribution and other related endeavors for media and entertainment, the HPA Tech Retreat creates an environment conducive to the robust exchange of knowledge and information. There’s really nothing like it!
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TEDx Organizers For Vail, Co, And San Francisco Events Turn To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Audiovisual Animation Projects
TEDx Organizers For Vail, Co, And San Francisco Events Turn To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Audiovisual Animation ProjectsStudents within Cogswell College’s innovative MediaWorks program were recently hired by organizers behind two TEDx Conferences to develop and produce original, short animated audiovisual communication projects promoting those two events.
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TEDx Organizers For Vail, Co, and San Francisco Events Turn To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Audiovisual Animation Projects
TEDx Organizers For Vail, Co, and San Francisco Events Turn To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Audiovisual Animation ProjectsStudents within Cogswell College’s innovative MediaWorks program were recently hired by organizers behind two TEDx Conferences to develop and produce original, short animated audiovisual communication projects promoting those two events.
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SMPTE and NAB Renew Technology Summit With 2016 'The Future of Cinema Conference'
SMPTE and NAB Renew Technology Summit With 2016 'The Future of Cinema Conference'
SMPTE® and NAB Renew Technology Summit With 2016 'The Future of Cinema Conference'; Registration Opens Dec. 21. The 2016 NAB Show's 'Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie,' Produced in Partnership With SMPTE, Will Feature Future-Facing Perspectives on the Technology of Storytelling.
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 newly crafted NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie,' produced in partnership with SMPTE, will explore how content creators and storytellers combine artistry with motion-imaging technology to thrive today — and especially into the future. Scheduled for April 16-17 during the 2016 NAB Show, the refocused technical conference will examine this topic with an emphasis on the work and inspiration of the industry's newest generation of filmmakers. Registration for the conference opens on Dec. 21.
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Avid Announces Groundbreaking Agreement With Sinclair to Transform the Newsroom
Innovative Commercial Approach and Unique Technology Deployment Model – Made Possible by Avid Everywhere – Helps Sinclair Cost-Effectively Keep Its News Operations at the Forefront of Technology for the Next Decade
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., the largest television station operator and leading local news provider in the United States, has chosen to standardize on Avid’s MediaCentral™ Platform, the centerpiece of the Avid Everywhere™ vision, to transform content creation and distribution workflows in every one of its 64 local news producing stations. This agreement represents a record-setting contract for Avid where the Company will deliver advanced end-to-end newsroom production and content management solutions under a ten-year comprehensive agreement that uniquely addresses Sinclair’s business needs, and in the process, replaces legacy technology from other vendors.
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FX Networks CEO JOHN LANDGRAF Named Television Showman of the Year by ICG Publicists
FX Networks CEO JOHN LANDGRAF Named Television Showman of the Year by ICG Publicists
Award to be Presented at Beverly Hilton Luncheon February 26
FX Networks CEO John Landgraf will be named the Television Showman of the Year at the 53rd Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards, honoring excellence in publicity and promotion for motion pictures and television programs, to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, February 26.
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Sarofsky scales its editorial and VFX powers for "Ant-Man" Main-On-End Titles
Sarofsky scales its editorial and VFX powers for "Ant-Man" Main-On-End TitlesMarvel's "Ant-Man" directed by Peyton Reed released this week on Blu-ray and video-on-demand, featuring main-on-end titles created by design-driven production company Sarofsky. Today, company principal and executive creative director Erin Sarofsky and her colleagues are very proud to detail their work on the project.
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SMPTE Hires Howard Lukk as Director of Standards
SMPTE Hires Howard Lukk as Director of Standards
A Film Director, Lukk Joins Staff, Bringing Decades of Experience Guiding Integration of New Technologies in Motion Imaging
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, is pleased to announce that Howard Lukk will be joining the SMPTE staff as the Society's new director of standards. Over the coming 12 months, Lukk will transition into the position that has been held by Peter Symes for the past eight years. Symes will retire at the end of 2016.
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Ncam showcases live augmented reality capabilities at Inter BEE 2015
Ncam showcases live augmented reality capabilities at Inter BEE 2015
Exhibiting with partner company Vitec Videocom, camera tracking specialist demonstrates the power of augmented reality technology
Ncam, the innovative developer of camera tracking technology, is showcasing the capabilities of live augmented reality in broadcast alongside partner company Vitec Videocom at Inter BEE 2015, stand 4205 (Makuhari Messe, Chiba City, Japan, 18–20 November).
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Telestream and Cinnafilm Team Up To Tackle UHD Content Challenge
Telestream and Cinnafilm Team Up To Tackle UHD Content Challenge
Vantage media processing platform now integrates both Tachyon and Dark Energy frame mechanics & standards conversion technology
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced an extension to its strategic collaboration with Cinnafilm®, a global leader in innovative video optimization solutions for television, film and multimedia delivery.
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Durable Goods Targets Underage Drunk Driving in New Ad Council PSA
Durable Goods Targets Underage Drunk Driving in New Ad Council PSA
Shot Entirely on iPhones, Spot Speaks Directly to Teens About the Ultimate “Party Foul”
Production & branded content company Durable Goods recently completed “Party Foul,” a PSA warning teens of the dangers of drinking and driving on behalf of the Ad Council and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Working closely with ad agency Merkley + Partners, Durable Goods Director René Villar-Rios shot the spot entirely on iPhones to evoke the look of found party footage where underage drinking runs rampant.
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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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SMPTE Publishes Study Group Report on High-Dynamic-Range (HDR) Imaging Ecosystem
Expert Report Addresses Gaps in Understanding and Standardization of HDR Technology, Offers Guidance on Implementation in Professional Media Workflows
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 at the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) the publication of the SMPTE study group (SG) report on the high-dynamic-range (HDR) imaging ecosystem. The work of 170 top international experts, the SMPTE SG report summarizes an extensive discussion on the implementation of HDR in professional media workflows and addresses key questions that will arise for industry members as they move forward in taking advantage of HDR technology. The report also offers recommendations for further HDR standardization efforts by SMPTE and other organizations.
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AMIA's Digital Asset Symposium Keynotes to Explore Digital Media, Storage & Cloud
AMIA's Digital Asset Symposium Keynotes to Explore Digital Media, Storage & Cloud
Program Will Run Simultaneously with AMIA Annual Conference
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) has enlisted keynote speakers Erik Weaver and John Downey for the Digital Asset Symposium (DAS), which takes place Nov. 18-19 in Portland, Ore., at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. This year marks the first time that DAS will run simultaneously with AMIA’s Annual Conference, taking place Nov. 18-21.
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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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Ncam recognised by the Advanced Imaging Society with New Product Award
Ncam recognised by the Advanced Imaging Society with New Product AwardNcam today announced that it has been recognised by The Advanced Imaging Society with the prestigious New Product Award at last week's luncheon ceremony held at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood.
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Black envisions post-apocalyptic Stockholm with ftrack
Black envisions post-apocalyptic Stockholm with ftrackStockholm-based studio Bläck has produced a great deal of eye-catching work in the past, including an award-winning Nike+ campaign with classic black-and-white cartoons designed by French illustrator McBess, and a series of commercials for Electronic Arts' fantasy role-playing game, Dragon Age Inquisition. But with State Zero – a live-action short film directed by Andrée Wallin – the team had to take on a very different task altogether: it had to transform its very own backyard into a post-apocalyptic nightmare.
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Heavenspot Now Part Of M&C Saatchi LA
Heavenspot Now Part Of M&C Saatchi LA
Award-Winning Creative & Strategic Agencies Unite In SHARE
M&C Saatchi LA officially announced today that digital and social creative agency Heavenspot is now part of M&C Saatchi, expanding the agency’s digital and social division M&C Saatchi SHARE. The alliance unites both agencies for intensified creative and strategic reach on behalf of clients.
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Marquis' Project Parking Frees-up Space & Time for TV3
Marquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media. Marquis has announced that TV3, Ireland’s leading free-to-air commercial television network, is using Marquis’ complete Avid storage management solution, Project Parking, to assist in the management of media on its Avid Interplay and ISIS storage.
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Autodesk Brings Visionary Speakers to SIGGRAPH 2015
Autodesk’s speaker series is returning to SIGGRAPH this year from August 11-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Hosted in room 408A, the sessions, presented by industry thought leaders, will provide an in-depth overview of industry trends and emerging developments driving the future of 3D visual effects and production in film and television. Members of the Autodesk development team will also provide insights and updates on Autodesk software, including upcoming innovative applications of the technology in Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and virtual production. Sessions range in focus from “Terminator Genisys” and “Jurassic World” VFX breakdowns to cloud computing and more. A few highlight sessions include:
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"Southpaw": Sound Artists from Sony Pictures Post Production
"Southpaw": Sound Artists from Sony Pictures Post ProductionOne of Hollywood’s most gifted action directors, Antoine Fuqua explores the rarified violence of the boxing ring in his latest film Southpaw, released this month by The Weinstein Company. The film traces the rise, fall and redemptive resurrection of Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal), a talented but troubled fighter who grew up an orphan in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. A boxer himself since his youth in Pittsburgh, Fuqua delivers fight sequences that are both brutal and thrilling. He places the audience directly inside the ring—and sometimes inside Hope’s head—allowing them to experience the action from the perspective of the fighters themselves.
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Marvel returns to Sarofsky for stunning "Ant-Man" main-on-end titles...
The Marvel Studios summer blockbuster "Ant-Man" directed by Peyton Reed debuted on July 17, featuring main-on-end titles created by design-driven production company Sarofsky. The news was confirmed today by company principal and executive creative director Erin Sarofsky.
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SMPTE15 in Australia to Embrace Theme Persistence of Vision --
From 14-17 July in Sydney, Conference Will Offer Thought-Provoking and Educational Sessions on the Future of the Motion-Imaging Industry
The Australia Section of 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 details for the SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15), which will be held 14-17 July in Sydney. The conference theme, "Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future," gives a nod to the optical illusion that makes motion imaging possible and reinforces the ongoing devotion of SMPTE to the critical tasks of standards development and education for the motion-imaging industry.
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Veterans in Film and Television Launches Production Assistant Workshop at Sony Studios, Los Angeles
A bigger commitment taken towards supporting veterans in entertainment through VFT’s launch of the Production Assistant Workshop, June 15 – 16, 2015 at Sony Studios, Los Angeles
Veterans in Film and Television stepped up their commitment to ensuring that veterans get back to work in the entertainment industry by providing formal training for aspiring production assistants. This two-day workshop taught by notable industry names, such as Erin Gray, will formally train and prepare all participants of the program to become candidates for gainful employment as Production Assistants.
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SMPTE Partners With FKTG to Make SMPTE Forum 2015 in Berlin a Success
The Society's Second Forum Event in Europe Draws Experts and Executives to Discuss Issues and Opportunities Presented by Internet-Based Content Delivery
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, partnered with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), in collaboration with the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, to hold the SMPTE Forum 2015, "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective," in Berlin. Hosted 7-8 May by the Fraunhofer Institute, the event attracted industry leaders for discussion and debate about the evolution and future of internet-based media delivery and consumption across Europe.
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Australia’s Nine Network Transforms Promo Review with Aframe
Australia’s Nine Network Transforms Promo Review with Aframe
Cloud-based review & approval automates transcoding and speeds iterations
Aframe announced today that by implementing its cloud-based video collaboration platform, Australia's Nine Network has transformed the review and approval process for hundreds of promos daily, significantly improving productivity and quality. Aframe took the burden of transcoding Nine’s promos off of existing systems, automated processes, enabling same-day, after-hours review of high-quality files by executives on a range of devices.
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SMPTE Members Make an Impact at CinemaCon 2015
Society Members Speak to Key Questions in Digital Cinema and Earn Recognition for Contributions to Motion Picture Industry
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, wrapped up a successful CinemaCon 2015 with Society Members participating in various aspects of the conference.
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SMPTE's Extensive Presence at 2015 NAB Show Signals Society's Leadership
SMPTE Members and Sustaining Institutions Featured Prominently on Exhibition Floor, in Conference Sessions, and at Awards Ceremonies
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, made an impact at the 2015 NAB Show with broad representation across exhibition floors and conference sessions. During the show, 135 SMPTE member companies exhibited and more than 90 individual members served as speakers, contributing their expertise on topics ranging from the latest industry standards to the future of audio and moving images.
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Windrider International Student Film Festival
Leading Fest & Predictor of Oscar® Gold Gets Re-boot as Angelus Founder & Director Monika Moreno-Lapp Named WISFF Director Call for Entries Begins March 15, 2015
The Angelus Student Film Festival, widely touted as one of the top student film festivals for over 15 years, not only in the U.S., but also internationally, has re-emerged as the Windrider International Student Film Festival (WISFF). As with its progenitor, the new festival will showcase and award student films by emerging filmmakers whose independent voices explore the human condition with creativity and respect. Among the themes that characterize the featured works will be redemption, resilience, social justice, equality, diversity, freedom, spirituality, dignity, triumph of the human spirit, gratitude and purpose.
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NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema Takes Fresh Look at Past and Future
'Moving Images' Documentary Sneak Peek Examines Evolution of Motion-Imaging Technology, Sessions Explore Impact of Next-Generation Technology on Storytelling
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), one of the worldwide leaders in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, concluded successfully on April 12, having provided attendees with a fresh perspective on the past and future of storytelling. More than 600 people attended the two-day summit, "Building the Future of Storytelling," which offered a roadmap for future success and also explored potentially disruptive innovations that could ultimately redefine the cinema experience of tomorrow.
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OptiTrack Mocap Powers 5D Project at FMX
5D Global Studio to Showcase Project at FMX Conference
OptiTrack motion capture technology is powering real-time visualization for the Al-Baydha project, developed by 5D Global Studio in partnership with the University of Southern California's World Building Institute and the Al-Baydha Development Corporation. Al-Baydha, a 700 square kilometer region in Saudi Arabia home to nearly 3,000 tribal Bedouins, is an agrarian community on the verge of collapse due to livestock overgrazing. The goal of the Al-Baydha project is to empower the community by establishing a permanent, sustainable community infrastructure that can be maintained for generations to come. 5D will be showcasing the Al-Baydha project pipeline at the FMX Conference in Stuttgart, Germany from May 5-8.
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OptiTrack Enables Immersive VR at New York's New Museum
OptiTrack Enables Immersive VR at New York's New MuseumOptiTrack Enables Immersive VR for Museum-Goers at New York’s New Museum
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OptiTrack Enables Immersive VR at New York's New Museum
OptiTrack Enables Immersive VR at New York's New MuseumOptiTrack motion capture technology is being used by artist Daniel Steegmann Mangrané in collaboration with ScanLAB Projects to fully immerse viewers into Phantom, one of the first virtual reality installations utilizing Oculus Devkit2 to be presented at an art museum in New York City. The New Museum's 2015 Triennial exhibition, titled "Surround Audience," features work from early-career artists around the world, and "explores the impact of an increasingly connected world on personal identity and the role and evolution of art." Mangrané's installation combines OptiTrack motion capture technology and Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headsets to transport museum-goers to the rapidly disappearing rainforest in Brazil.
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Editors' Lounge Pre-NAB Panelists Discuss The Personal Side Of Post-Production
Editors' Lounge Pre-NAB Panelists Discuss The Personal Side Of Post-ProductionBurbank based AlphaDogs Post celebrated the 12th Annual Pre-NAB Editors’ Lounge with a panel discussion on the latest trends in post-production and what to expect at this year’s NAB in Las Vegas. Topics ranged from editing systems to High Dynamic Range, 4K and how to stay healthy and fit in a demanding profession that requires most of your time be spent behind a computer. Moderated by Technology Journalist, Debra Kaufman, panelists included: Zack Arnold (editor and founder, Fitness In Post), Terence Curren (editor/colorist and founder, AlphaDogs Post), Carsten Kurpanek (editor) Bernie Laramie (producer), and Mark Raudonis (SVP of Post Production, Bunim/Murray Productions).
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Editors' Lounge Pre-NAB Panelists Discuss The Personal Side Of Post-Production
Editors' Lounge Pre-NAB Panelists Discuss The Personal Side Of Post-ProductionBurbank based AlphaDogs Post celebrated the 12th Annual Pre-NAB Editors’ Lounge with a panel discussion on the latest trends in post-production and what to expect at this year’s NAB in Las Vegas.
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SMPTE to Produce Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age Conference at Stanford University
Special Session Will Draw Experts From Amazon Web Services and Leading Technology Developers to Discuss Security; Early Bird Registration Ends April 27
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), one of the worldwide leaders in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it will produce the third Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference, this year scheduled for June 16-17 at Stanford University near Palo Alto, California. Titled "The Race Is On!" the conference will explore past, current, and future technology requirements for delivering a compelling entertainment experience on the Internet. Early bird pricing for conference registration is now available through April 27.
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Brewster Parsons Promotes Jason Cohon To Exec Producer; Welcomes Producer Zack Whitley
Brewster Parsons Promotes Jason Cohon To Exec Producer; Welcomes Producer Zack WhitleyCompany Founder/EP Darcy Parsons announced that award-winning visual effects studio Brewster Parsons has promoted Jason Cohon to Executive Producer and welcomed Producer Zack Whitley to the BP team. These key moves continue Brewster Parsons’ steady growth in the commercial marketplace and beyond. Whitley comes to Brewster Parsons after runs in Detroit and Minneapolis, as well as Mirada and Method Studios in Los Angeles.
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SMPTE 2015 NAB Show Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® Booth L28
SMPTE at the 2015 NAB Show: The 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC): Building the Future of Storytelling, produced in partnership with SMPTE, will be dedicated to exploring the technical and creative innovations that will define the cinema experience of tomorrow. Highlights of the summit will include a first-look preview of the SMPTE documentary, "Moving Images," which is being created in conjunction with SMPTE's centennial celebration. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, promote its upcoming educational conferences, and expand on details about its upcoming centennial celebration activities in 2016. The Society continues to support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through scholarships, membership programs, and events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society's popular networking social, which drew 100 participants to the SMPTE booth in 2014. The new #LIFEWITHOUTSMPTE project will engage show attendees in a multimedia dialog about the Society's contributions to the arts, science, and popular culture.
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Impact Has Monster Of A Time With Agency GROK and Zicam: Multi Platform Engagement Highlights Company's Unique Model
Impact Has Monster Of A Time With Agency GROK and Zicam: Multi Platform Engagement Highlights Company's Unique ModelImpact Entertainment, a creative and technical production partner to agencies, studios and production companies, has forged a compelling and original model that speaks to the intensive asset needs in today’s multi-platform engagements. The new Zicam Cold Monster campaign via agency GROK is emblematic of Impact’s unique place as a creative connector in the industry.
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