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Call for Papers Extended for SMPTE Australia 2015 (SMPTE15)
Proposals for Papers, Sessions, and Workshops for Delivery at the Biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition, 14-17 July in Sydney, Will Now Be Accepted Until 1 March
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 the SMPTE Australia Section has extended the call-for-proposals deadline for the biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15), Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future.
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Autodesk & Shotgun Play a Supporting Role for Academy Award Nominees
It’s Academy Awards Season - Great Artists with Great Technology Are Creating Great Movies : Autodesk and Shotgun Software Are CG Tools of Choice for All 5 Best VFX and 7 Best Picture Academy Award Nominees
The role of technology in the service of great storytelling continues to evolve, and this year's Academy Award nominees reflect the impressive artistry of the global computer graphics industry. From Best Pictures and VFX, to Best Cinematography, Animated Features and Shorts, Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) media and entertainment software played a supporting role in the creation of many of this year's most acclaimed movies. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also recognized Autodesk technology with a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (Sci-Tech Award).
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Press Release: Big Block Live Adds Powerhouse Team of Executive Producers
Corwin Carroll, Scott Prisand And Tom Pellegrini Bring Strength In Advertising, Entertainment and Technology
Big Block has extended its position at the intersection of advertising, entertainment and technology with the creation of a powerhouse team of executive producers at Big Block Live in New York. Big Block Live’s head of production Corwin Carroll has been elevated to executive producer. Noted film, television and theater producers Scott Prisand and Tom Pellegrini, who currently lead Big Block Entertainment Group, will also assume concurrent roles as executive producers at Big Block Live.
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loyalkaspar Partners with NBC UNIVERSO to Help Transform and Re-launch the Network
News: loyalkaspar Partners with NBC UNIVERSO to Help Transform and Re-launch the NetworkNBC UNIVERSO Taps Branding Agency to Develop New Brand Identity for the Modern General Entertainment Cable Channel for Latinos
Entertainment branding agency loyalkaspar has partnered with NBC UNIVERSO in developing its rebrand campaign. The agency was tapped to develop a new creative foundation that would help transform the network (formerly mun2) into a modern general entertainment cable channel for Latinos. This included revamping the brand identity, personality, and sonic branding, as well as developing a launch campaign around the strategic position, “Inspire the Wow.” The debut of the rebrand coincided with NBC UNIVERSO’s exclusive telecast of Super Bowl XLIX in Spanish.
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SMPTE and FKTG Open Registration for SMPTE Forum 2015
Two-Day Conference Will Explore Impact of Broadband Content Delivery on Europe's Media Industries; Early Bird Pricing Available Through 27 February
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 opened registration for the SMPTE Forum 2015, "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective." Produced in partnership with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), with collaboration from the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, the SMPTE Forum 2015 will take place 7-8 May at the Fraunhofer Forum in Berlin. Early-bird pricing is available now and continues through 27 February.
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Directors and New Appointments to the Board of Governors
With Industry Expertise and Previous Experience in SMPTE Leadership Roles, Appointees Are Positioned to Make Immediate Impact in New Positions
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 the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2015 directors and has appointed new officers and governors to fill vacant positions.
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Director Eric D. Howell's Short Film, "Strangers" Wins "Best Drama Award" at Santa Monica Film Festival (SMFF); "Strangers" Features Editorial & Post-Production By SPLICE®
News: Director Eric D. Howell's Short Film, "Strangers" Wins "Best Drama Award" at Santa Monica Film Festival (SMFF); "Strangers" Features Editorial & Post-Production By SPLICE®Director Eric D. Howell’s short film, “Strangers,” won the “Best Drama Award” at the Santa Monica Film Festival (SMFF).
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SMPTE Expands Virtual Classroom With Courses on IP Media Transport and Navigating the UHD Ecosystem
New Courses Address Critical Industry Topics, Offer Access to Expert Coaching Within a Structured, Interactive Online Education Environment
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, is expanding its virtual classroom with the introduction of two new courses — "The Essentials of Internet Protocol (IP) Media Transport for Broadcasters: Moving Real-Time Video and Audio Over Packet Networks" and "Navigating the Ultra High Definition (UHD) Ecosystem." Designed to provide focused, technical knowledge critical to working in today's digital media industry, the SMPTE Virtual Classroom courses also include the Society's Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) Routing & Switching Program.
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LipSync Post Prowls Wolf Hall
News: LipSync Post Prowls Wolf HallLipSync completes full post on Company Pictures’ anticipated adaptation for BBC TWO
LipSync Post provided full post-production services for the highly anticipated 6x60min drama adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s multi-award-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, which is scheduled to start broadcasting on 21 January 2015 on BBC TWO.
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Cabsat 2015 To Drive Regional Content And Entertainment Industry Growth
News: Cabsat 2015 To Drive Regional Content And Entertainment Industry GrowthMENA Media Market Value Expected to Grow 50% by 2019
With the Middle East and North Africa media market expected to grow from US$16 billion in 2014 to US$24 billion in 2019 according to Strategy & Analysis of CABSAT will examine the global impact of industry-evolving mega trends and highlight how regional companies can adopt products and strategies to drive monetisation and growth opportunities.
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HP Introduces Industry's Thinnest and Lightest Workstation Ultrabooks
New ZBook Workstations Extend World's Thinnest and Lightest Business-Class Notebook Status Held by HP
HP (NYSE: HPQ) today introduced the industry's thinnest and lightest workstation Ultrabooks™ (1), the HP ZBook 14 and 15u. HP also announced its next-generation virtual workstation and enhancements to its Remote Graphics Software.
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Ross Video News Release - John Ross Awarded Honorary Membership of the IABM
News: Ross Video News Release - John Ross Awarded Honorary Membership of the IABMThis year’s International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers Annual Business Conference was held in London and the two-day event saw representatives from the industry’s leading companies come together to analyse the state of the market and discuss a range of hot topics affecting the broadcast world.
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Sarofsky Corp.'s mastery of details shines in "Guardians of the Galaxy" main titles...
News: Sarofsky Corp.'s mastery of details shines in "Guardians of the Galaxy" main titles...The top U.S. box office film of 2014, Marvel Studios' blockbuster "Guardians of the Galaxy" launched on digital platforms on Nov. 18 and became available on DVD and Blu-ray on Dec. 9. While the multi-talented designers, animators and producers of Sarofsky Corp. are accustomed to seizing big-screen and television spotlights with their masterful main title projects, the group's contributions to "Guardians" required a different type of artistic and production expertise.
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Blur Studio Hires Greg Talmage as Executive Producer
News: Blur Studio Hires Greg Talmage as Executive ProducerDave Wilson, Kevin Margo and Jerome Denjean to Bolster Internal Leadership in New Roles
Greg Talmage has joined animation, VFX and design company Blur Studio as Executive Producer. An entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in creative services, Talmage comes to Blur from Iron Claw, an Emmy Award®-winning production company that he co-founded in 2008. Talmage will help guide the studio's continued growth in games, commercials, VFX and film projects, and drive opportunities for Blur's emerging pool of directors.
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Visual Effects Society Names Ridley Scott Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award; to be Presented at VES Awards Feb 4, 2015
News: Visual Effects Society Names Ridley Scott Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award; to be Presented at VES Awards Feb 4, 2015Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, named multiple award-winning director-producer 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 13th Annual VES Awards on February 4, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Marks Greatest Attendance in Past Decade
HPA Pre-Conference SMPTE Symposium Addressed Creative Challenges; Main Conference Offered More Than 80 Technical Presentations and a Sold-Out Exhibition Hall
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 the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) concluded successfully with record-setting paid attendance. Through presentations, debates, panel discussions, and technology exhibitions, the three-day event brought attendees an array of expert perspectives on the technologies, formats, and standards on which the industry's future is being built.
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Wealth of industry leaders to drive discussion at IABM Annual Conference & Awards
IABM announces keynote speaks for annual event
IABM has announced its expert speaker line up for the association’s Annual International Business Conference & Awards. The highlight of the two-day conference is Friday’s keynote presentation by John Amaechi OBE. Amaechi, a New York Times best-selling author, psychologist, organisational consultant and executive coach, will deliver an insightful presentation titled Achieving Authentic Leadership and Inspiring Intrinsic Motivation.
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SMPTE to Host Sessions on the IP-Based Facility and the AXF Standard at CCW+SATCON
News: SMPTE to Host Sessions on the IP-Based Facility and the AXF Standard at CCW+SATCONSMPTE President-Elect Robert Seidel and S. Merrill Weiss, Chair of the SMPTE Working Group on AXF, Will Moderate Panel Discussions
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 its participation in CCW+SATCON, Nov. 12-13, at New York City's Javits Convention Center, through a panel discussion on the IP-based facility and an in-depth session, co-produced with CCW+SATCON, on SMPTE's recently released AXF standard.
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Hollywood Post Alliance to Honor Alan Heim, ACE, and Randy Roberts, ACE, with Lifetime Achievement Awards
News: Hollywood Post Alliance to Honor Alan Heim, ACE, and Randy Roberts, ACE, with Lifetime Achievement AwardsOrganization Will Recognize the Careers and Contributions of Influential Editors
The Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) has announced that Alan Heim, ACE, and Randy Roberts, ACE, will each receive one of the organization’s highest honors, the Lifetime Achievement Award. The special awards, which are determined by the HPA Board of Directors and a select committee, are presented to honorees whose contributions to the field of post production are significant. Heim and Roberts will be on hand to accept their awards at the 9th Annual HPA Awards Show on November 6, 2014, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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NYC Saddles Up for Equus Film Festival
News: NYC Saddles Up for Equus Film FestivalTickets Now on Sale for the Largest Multicultural Collection of Horse Films Ever Screened
Newly Renovated MIST Harlem Theatre Takes Up the Reins as the Equus Film Festival Promotes a Full Stable of More than 100 Winning Films on
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PING develops new G30 clubs with Vicon motion capture system
News: PING develops new G30 clubs with Vicon motion capture systemVicon T-Series system delivers speed and accuracy for golf club manufacturer
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced that PING deployed a Vicon motion capture system to help design its new G30 family of golf clubs. Using a Vicon T-Series system and Nexus software, PING was able to analyse in unmatched detail how a club behaves during a golf swing, helping the company produce the optimal design for the highly acclaimed G30 driver.
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SMPTE Technical Sessions and Exhibitions from IBC2014
During IBC2014, more than 50 SMPTE members were speakers during technical sessions, and more than 107 SMPTE sustaining members exhibited products and technologies. Based in a stand within the IBC Partnership Village, the Society's own participation included support for initiatives such as the popular Rising Stars program, which gave new entrants to the broadcast industry the opportunity to meet top industry experts across a series of specially staged sessions and events.
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StorageDNA's Tridib Chakravarty to Present at SMPTE 2014: LTFS Transforms LTO Into Nearline Storage
Presentation to explore directly accessing content from LTO like nearline disk
StorageDNA, Inc., a leader in intelligent nearline and archiving workflow solutions for media professionals, today announced that the company’s CEO and president, Tridib Chakravarty, will present at the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (SMPTE 2014), held October 20-23, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.
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SMPTE to Receive Prestigious Farnsworth Award at 66th Primetime Emmy Engineering Award Ceremony
Television Academy Will Recognize SMPTE for Its Significant Impact on Television Technology and Engineering
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, has been announced today as the recipient of the esteemed Philo T. Farnsworth Award by the Television Academy. The award, which will be presented at the 66th Primetime Emmy® Engineering Awards Ceremony Jan. 8, 2015, during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, honors an agency, company, or institution whose contributions over time have made a significant impact on television technology and engineering.
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Last Day to Register for HPA’s Women in Post and SMPTE's "Women in the Technology Workspace"
Luncheon Features Michelle Munson, Ronald V. Bailey, and Rob Kaufman; Moderated by Debra Kaufman
The Hollywood Post Alliance, along with SMPTE, presents an intimate luncheon conversation about how women and men differ in the technology workplace and ways that women can better position themselves for advancement. Debra Kaufman will guide the discussion between a female founder of a technology firm, a human resources leader, and a social worker that specializes in the behavioral differences between men and women.
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Telestream Offers Automated Solution to Meet New FCC Mandates for Captioning of Online Video Clips
News: Telestream Offers Automated Solution to Meet New FCC Mandates for Captioning of Online Video Clips New Release of MacCaption and CaptionMaker includes new features and modernized UI to make captioning workflows faster and easier than ever
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, announced that the latest release of its closed captioning software products, MacCaption and CaptionMaker (for Windows), are ready to meet the new FCC rules requiring the captioning of video clips that are posted online.
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HPA Announces Power-Packed Line Up for SMPTE 2014 Symposium, “Making Do With More”
News: HPA Announces Power-Packed Line Up for SMPTE 2014 Symposium, “Making Do With More” SMPTE 2014 Pre-Conference Event Explores the Impact of Image and Sound Advancements for Content Creators
The Hollywood Post Alliance® will for the first time, host the SMPTE® Symposium, “Making Do With More,” in advance of the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. The day-long event is set for Monday, October 20, 2014, at Hollywood’s historic El Capitan Theatre. The event brings together top technology experts and leading filmmakers to explore the impact of enriched image and sound technologies for today’s content creators.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Used on Esquire Network’s ‘Brew Dogs’
News: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Used on Esquire Network’s ‘Brew Dogs’Blackmagic Design today announced that three Pocket Cinema Cameras are being used to shoot footage for Esquire Network’s hit television show “Brew Dogs,” including driving scenes, food and beer photography and character hero shots. DaVinci Resolve is being used to color grade the series by Kelly Reese of Deluxe, a global leader in media and entertainment services.
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Cutters Studios Partnership with LOOKER and Director Eden Tyler Creates Powerful PSAs in Support of UN Women's Ambitious HeForShe Campaign
Advertising Industry Powerhouses Combine to Help Achieve Impactful "Billion Man Reach" Since 20 Sept.
UN Women recently ignited the HeForShe campaign originally announced back on International Women's Day. Developed in support of UN Women's Beijing+20 efforts, HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality that seeks to engage men and boys as advocates and agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and women's rights. The campaign's premise is that gender inequality is not a women's issue but an issue that affects everyone, and that achieving equality will benefit both women and men - socially, politically and economically.
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BIG BLOCK LIVE ADDS NEW DIRECTORS AND SALES REPRESENTATION
News: BIG BLOCK LIVE ADDS NEW DIRECTORS AND SALES REPRESENTATIONPaul Trillo, John Poliquin and B&W Join Big Block Live’s Creative Collective, Newly Represented by Miss Smith, KK Reps and Devine Reps
Big Block Live has expanded its creative collective of directors with the signing of Paul Trillo, John Poliquin and B&W. The new crossover talents join Big Block Live’s existing lineup of live action writer/directors who understand longer format content and who strategically consider distribution and cultural relevance when developing ideas and concepts.
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SMPTE® 2014 to Feature In-Depth Sessions on Networked Media, File-Based Workflow, the Cloud, and Asset Management
Multiple-Part Sessions Will Provide Multidimensional Perspectives on How Key Technical Advances Are Shaping the Motion-Imaging 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 announced that the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (SMPTE 2014), Oct. 20-23 in Hollywood, California, will feature in-depth sessions including "Networked Media in the Facility," "File-Based Workflows," "Cloud Case Studies," and "Asset Management." Presented in multiple parts, each session will provide an exceptionally rich perspective on how specific technical advances are influencing the motion-imaging industries.
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SMPTE® to Join AES in Presenting Two Sessions at AES137
Sessions Apply Recent Research and Industry Expertise in Examining the Impact of Evolving Technology on Audio for Cinema and Broadcast
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 it will participate in the 137th International Audio Engineering Society Convention (AES137) Oct. 9-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Together, experts from SMPTE and AES will present two sessions dedicated to audio in broadcast and cinema.
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American Cinematographer Honors Gordon Willis with Commemorative Issue
News: American Cinematographer Honors Gordon Willis with Commemorative IssueMagazine’s October Edition Includes 46-Page Tribute to the Legendary Artist
The prolific career and life of the legendary Gordon Willis, ASC will be the focus of American Cinematographer magazine’s October issue, which will include never-before-published excerpts from a conceptual memo on The Godfather, a pictorial spread featuring rare behind-the-scenes photos with Willis’ own comments, and personal memories from his collaborators and peers.
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Quantum Introduces Extended Online Storage Architecture Combining High Performance with Unlimited Scalability for Content Workflows
New StorNext Pro Workgroup Solution Featuring Lattus Object Storage Seamlessly Extends Content Collaboration at Lower Cost with No Performance Compromises
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today unveiled StorNext® Pro Workgroup, a new easy-to-deploy, high-performance and high-capacity content workflow solution for postproduction and broadcast professionals. This integrated solution supports ingest, production, review and delivery along with different options for peta-scale content storage and access at any stage of the workflow — all in one system. By choosing StorNext Pro Workgroup with Quantum's Lattus™ object storage-based system, users can extend their online collaboration by seamlessly shifting nonreal-time workflow operations to Lattus — a fully protected, infinitely scalable storage infrastructure — with no negative impact on performance.
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Ross Video Introduces XPression Maps At IBC 2014
News: Ross Video Introduces XPression Maps At IBC 2014Today, Ross Video announces that it will showcase XPression Maps, a powerful new broadcast mapping solution at IBC 2014. Built in partnership with Austrian company, ARTS Computer Technologies GmbH, a world leader in computer graphics and mapping technology, XPression Maps can be configured as a fully-featured desktop application for designers, or as a central server for templated maps creation from newsroom client plug-ins.
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Grass Valley and Masstech Integrate GV STRATUS with Masstech Media Management for Fast, Efficient Archiving and Restoring
Eliminates disruptions in newsrooms and other production workflows by providing search, preview and restore of archived content from within GV STRATUS
At IBC 2014, Grass Valley, a Belden brand, will demonstrate the integration of GV STRATUS with Masstech media management solutions to create a seamless workflow for archiving and repurposing high-resolution assets. GV STRATUS users will have a complete, integral toolset, including a unique workflow for news, to efficiently archive and restore content between K2 Summit 3G media servers and storage units and archive systems managed by Masstech. The GV STRATUS and Masstech solution also makes it easy to move assets for production in and out of the system and between different systems to different locations, helping to make greater use of valuable content.
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SMPTE® and FKTG Release Details on Forum 2015, 'Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective'
Two-Day Forum Will Examine Emerging Technologies and Business Impact of Broadband Media Across All Platforms
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 details for the SMPTE Forum 2015 "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective." Produced in partnership with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), with collaboration from the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, the SMPTE Forum is scheduled for 7-8 May 2015, at the Fraunhofer-Forum in Berlin. Factors as wide as EU policy, net neutrality, copyright, and mining "big data" are shaping the possibilities in the complex European market and redefining how the industry engages its audience. The SMPTE Forum 2015 will examine these topics, and how connectivity, bandwidth, and media technology improvements will impact media production and distribution across all platforms, from cinema and broadcast to mobile and interactive new media technologies.
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Sarofsky Corp. Proudly Presents Celebrated "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Main-On-End Titles Responsible for Catapulting Growing Company into Marvel Universe and Beyond
News: Sarofsky Corp. Proudly Presents Celebrated "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Main-On-End Titles Responsible for Catapulting Growing Company into Marvel Universe and BeyondFive years ago, Sarofsky Corp. president and owner Erin Sarofsky launched her own shop in Chicago, the city she loves, aiming to provide her patent, design-driven production services to leaders in the advertising and entertainment industries worldwide. Over the years, both her reputation and her business have grown, as she has seized opportunities to collaborate with the likes of Anthony and Joe Russo, for whom her first project was creating the main titles for their hit TV series "Community" back in 2009.
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British Companies Bring Broadcast Innovation to the World
IBC – Largest International Broadcast and Electronic Media Trade Fair – Welcomes UK Trade Pavilions with more Than 50 Exhibitors
Stands 4.A61 and 8.B38j – As the country responsible for the inventions of radio, television and the web, Britain continues to lead the world with innovative and effective new technologies and techniques. British companies large and small continue to innovate, and sell their products on the global stage. To help them bring their offerings to the widest possible market, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) is once more providing support for British exhibitors at IBC 2014, to be held in Amsterdam 12-16 September. The venture is sponsored by techUK and managed by export outreach specialists Tradefair.
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Christie 4K Technology Brings Filmmakers’ Vision into Sharper Focus at the Toronto International Film Festival
News: Christie 4K Technology Brings Filmmakers’ Vision into Sharper Focus at the Toronto International Film FestivalA Festival Sponsor for 14 Consecutive Years, Christie Helps Filmmakers Share Their Vision with Dazzling Clarity
Christie®, a world leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual displays, brings the 39th Annual Toronto International Film Festival®* into sharper focus this year by lighting up an expanded list of venues with Christie 4K-resolution digital cinema projection. With 4K submissions to the festival having doubled from 2013, Christie, the official projection sponsor for 14 consecutive years, will offer 4K screening capability at Roy Thomson Hall, Princess of Wales Theatre, The Elgin Theatre's Visa Screening Room and Ryerson Theatre. All TIFF Bell Lightbox cinemas also feature Christie 4K projection.
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Quantum to Showcase New Stornext Solutions at IBC2014 that Simplify Deployment, Management and Overall Workflow
Leading Provider of End-to-End Workflow Storage Solutions Will Feature StorNext Connect and StorNext Pro Workgroup Offerings
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that it will highlight several new solutions at IBC2014 that demonstrate the company's continued leadership in helping users meet their end-to-end content management and workflow needs.
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mOcean Helps Usher In “The Simpsons” On FXX
News: mOcean Helps Usher In “The Simpsons” On FXXEntertainment creative agency mOcean recently contributed to the launch campaign for the arrival of "The Simpsons" on FXX, which kicked off on August 21st with a 12-day marathon of the show's complete 25-year catalogue. mOcean was integral to the post process, editorial and finishing of the epically funny "Kitchen Sink" spot announcing FXX's acquisition of syndication rights for the animated series. In addition, mOcean worked along with the FXX team to conceive and produce broadcast and online promos for the massive campaign.
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Telestream Announces Strong Growth in File-based Workflow Enterprise Operations
40 Percent Increase in Global Sales Revenue for its Vantage Transcoding and Workflow Automation Systems; Announces Collaboration with Apple, Adobe, Microsoft & Avid
Against a background where numerous large manufacturers appear to be struggling and a host of smaller companies have been the subject of acquisitions and mergers Telestream will arrive at IBC 2014 reporting strong revenue and profitability growth.
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Sarofsky Corp. Sets Sights on Ad-Industry Growth, Lands Accomplished Agency Producer Steven Anderson as Executive Producer
News: Sarofsky Corp. Sets Sights on Ad-Industry Growth, Lands Accomplished Agency Producer Steven Anderson as Executive ProducerBuilding on the entertainment industry success stemming from her firm's role in collaborating with Marvel for the main titles for both the "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" blockbusters, Sarofsky Corp. president and owner Erin Sarofsky is very proud to announce a key new hire. Effective immediately, Erin and her colleagues are very excited to welcome accomplished advertising agency producer Steven Anderson to their company in the position of executive producer.
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Team Detroit Selects RingSide Creative, Flavor, Dictionary Films and Cutters to Showcase Ford 2015 Super Duty in Bold New Style
News: Team Detroit Selects RingSide Creative, Flavor, Dictionary Films and Cutters to Showcase Ford 2015 Super Duty in Bold New StyleThe end-to-end commercial design and production teams comprised of affiliated companies RingSide Creative and Cutters Studios divisions Flavor, Cutters and Dictionary Films are very proud to detail their contributions to a new national spot for Ford Motor Company from Team Detroit. Entitled "Front and Back," the :30 spot extends the long-running Ford Trucks "Rant" campaign with a bold, powerful homage to heroism and reliability, using a hybrid design and animation style and original live-action footage shot on-location in Los Angeles. The spot debuted nationally earlier this month and will continue to air in targeted placements online, during high-profile broadcasts and on cable.
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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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SMPTE® Confers 'Fellow' Status on Eight Members of Motion-Imaging Technology Industry
Industry Leaders Honored by SMPTE Continue to Make Global Impact on the Production, Delivery, and Display of Content
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 it has granted SMPTE Fellow membership status to eight industry leaders. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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“The Reel Thing” Film Restoration and Preservation Symposium, Slated for August 21 – 23 in Hollywood
News: “The Reel Thing” Film Restoration and Preservation Symposium, Slated for August 21 – 23 in HollywoodTechnical Conference to Include Premiere Screenings of Newly Restored Films, Including "The Day the Earth Stood Stil"l and "A Fistful of Dollars."
The Reel Thing, the 33rd technical symposium on film restoration and preservation will be held August 21 - 23 at the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood.
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BlackTrax Brings Marvel Comics Closer to its Audience at Super-Hero Speeds
News: BlackTrax Brings Marvel Comics Closer to its Audience at Super-Hero SpeedsBiggest-Ever Deployment of Realtime Motion-Tracking as Marvel Universe LIVE! Touring Arena Show Heads Out on Tour
Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Spider-Man and 20 other action heroes are all coming to an arena near you – and as a part of Feld Entertainment’s "Marvel Universe LIVE!" CAST BlackTrax motion-tracking solution is bringing these favorite Marvel comic characters to life as never before.
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SMPTE® Members Involved at All Levels at IBC2014
Record Number of Members Speaking and Exhibiting; SMPTE Sponsoring or Leading Several Technical Sessions
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 more than 50 of its members will speak at technical sessions during IBC2014 — with more than 107 sustaining member companies exhibiting. The IBC2014 conference and exhibition takes place at RAI Amsterdam Sept. 11-16.
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First Large-Scale Canadian Laser Projection Demo Highlights Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) International Conference
Laser Technology from Christie, Screen Innovations from Harkness and Installation Expertise from Electrosonic Combine to Deliver Unprecedented Immersive, 2D and 3D Visual Feast at Giant Screen Cinema Association’s International Conference and Trade Show
In a special technical session of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) conference scheduled for September 23 at the Cineplex Cinemas Queensway in Toronto, Christie®, a world leader in creating and sharing the world’s best visual and audio experiences, is teaming with Harkness Screens and Electrosonic to demonstrate a premium giant screen cinema experience.
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Vancouver Film School Selects HP Z Workstations with AMD FirePro Professional Graphics
HP today announced that Vancouver Film School (VFS), Canada's premier post-secondary entertainment arts institution has installed 775 HP Z420 Workstations with AMD FirePro W7000 professional graphics.
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ShootersINC Signs Food Director/DP John Romeo To Company’s Diverse & Expanding Directorial Roster
News: ShootersINC Signs Food Director/DP John Romeo To Company’s Diverse & Expanding Directorial RosterShootersINC has welcomed Food Director/DP John Romeo to the company’s diverse Directorial roster. Romeo joins ShootersINC’s production division, which also features the talents of Directors Robert Adamo, Kris Magyarits, Rob Markopoulos, Ira Rosensweig, and Scott Whitham.
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HPA to Host Symposium Leading Into SMPTE® 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
'Making Do With More' Event at Hollywood's Historic El Capitan Theatre Will Explore the Impact of Enriched Pictures and Sound for Filmmakers and Content Creators
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 SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) will feature a pre-conference event — the SMPTE 2014 Symposium, hosted by the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®) and titled "Making Do With More." The daylong event is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20 at the historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California.
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Silicon Valley Comes to Hollywood – Well Burbank anyway!
News: Silicon Valley Comes to Hollywood – Well Burbank anyway!Ever Wondered How Quickly Digital Technology is Transforming Content Creation and Delivery? Well Wonder No More. Come Along to The Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel on Thursday July 24Th and Enjoy a Day of Unbridled Geek Speak and Fun Filled Tlas.
At the Burbank Marriot on Thursday July 24 from 11am to 7pm, Blackmagic Design and its strategic partners will be hosting an event highlighting the convergence of digital and broadcast technologies and their impact on the Media & Entertainment (M&E) Industry. This is your chance to catch up on the latest developments in M&E technology and see the complete range of Blackmagic Design solutions for broadcast, post-production and live events.
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Jaguars to Unveil World’s Largest Video Boards
News: Jaguars to Unveil World’s Largest Video BoardsJaguars and Troika Partner to Re-Imagine the In-Stadium Experience
EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, will unveil approximately $63 million in enhancements to the public this Saturday evening with an event that promises to offer be one of the more memorable moments in the history of the city and stadium.
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IBC2014 Preview, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®)
Partnership Village, Stand 8.F51f
Technical Sessions, SMPTE members will lead a variety of sessions during the IBC2014 exhibition. The Society will offer "Laser Projectors Part 1: Seeing is Believing" and "Laser Projectors Part 2: Is the Devil in the Details?" as part of the IBC Big Screen Experience. Produced and chaired by Peter Ludé, past president of SMPTE, the session will address the impact of laser projection technology on digital cinema and provide a look at breathtaking images shown on the Big Screen Experience's 6-Primary laser projection system from Christie.
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Sandblast Productions Brings Sound to the 2014 ESPYS
At the 2014 ESPYS tonight in Los Angeles, entertainment and sports celebrities will gather to celebrate the year’s major sports achievements. Sandblast Productions provided sound design and mixing services for nearly all the videos that will be shown at the awards ceremony to commemorate the most unforgettable sports moments and athletes of 2014.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Selects Elliot Kotek, Co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as Keynote Speaker
ACM SIGGRAPH announces the selection of Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as the keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 10-14 August 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
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Autodesk to Acquire Shotgun Software, Creator of Cloud-Based Production Management Platform for Film, Television and Games Industries
Autodesk Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Shotgun Software, a developer of scalable, cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for the film, television and games industries. Shotgun's tools for production management are used by some of the world's leading production studios and are tightly integrated with many of the most widely used tools in the industry including Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya software. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
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Hawthorne Direct Expands Digital Media Marketing Capabilities by Launching Mobile Marketing Unit: Jared Lake Named Director, Digital Media
News: Hawthorne Direct Expands Digital Media Marketing Capabilities by Launching Mobile Marketing Unit: Jared Lake Named Director, Digital MediaHawthorne Direct, a full service Brand Response advertising agency, has expanded its Digital Media Marketing capabilities by launching a Mobile Marketing Unit. Concurrently, Jared Lake, who will spearhead the new unit, has been named Director, Digital Media. Lake will be based in the company’s Los Angeles headquarters, where he will report to George Leon, Hawthorne Direct’s Senior Vice President of Media/Account Management. The announcement was made today by Hawthorne Direct’s Chief Executive Officer, Jessica Hawthorne-Castro.
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Autodesk Acquires Bitsquid
Transaction to Drive Creation of 3D Game Engine For Game Developers, Architects, Engineers and Designers
Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) has acquired Stockholm-based Bitsquid AB, the creator of the Bitsquid game engine. The acquisition brings to Autodesk expertise in 3D game development and proven technology that will enable Autodesk to supercharge its portfolio of tools for game makers through the development of a new 3D game engine. Multiple game developers have used the modern and flexible Bitsquid engine to create 3D games for next-generation consoles and PCs, and Autodesk will continue to work with many of these companies to develop the new 3D game engine. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
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Litepanels Introduces ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color Fixture
News: Litepanels Introduces ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color FixtureCompany Raises the Bar with Next Generation LED Panel Series
Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, is introducing its new ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color panel at Cine Gear Expo (Booth 64) in Los Angeles on June 6-7. Building on the legacy of the company’s original 1x1 fixture, which revolutionized the lighting industry, the ASTRA 1x1 sets a new standard for the form and function of professional LED panels. Following the Litepanels tradition of a one square foot form factor, the ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color offers a light output that is up to four times brighter than the company’s traditional 1x1 Bi-Color fixture, high CRI (Color Rendering Index), and user-selectable active or passive cooling modes.
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Hummingbird Productions Founder/Creative Director Bob Farnsworth to Deliver "Hearing Is Believing" TEDXFRONTRANGE Talk in Colorado, May 22
News: Hummingbird Productions Founder/Creative Director Bob Farnsworth to Deliver "Hearing Is Believing" TEDXFRONTRANGE Talk in Colorado, May 22Bob Farnsworth, CEO, Founder and Creative Director with Hummingbird Productions, one of America’s leading producers of original music and sound design for the advertising, entertainment, and multi-media industries, will be a featured guest speaker during an upcoming TEDx FrontRange talk.
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SMPTE® and SCIEN Continue to Drive Groundbreaking Discourse With 2014 ETIA Conference Program
'Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age' Will Draw Hollywood and Silicon Valley Together to Examine Key Issues in Internet-Based Media Delivery
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN) have released details on the second annual "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age" (ETIA) conference, beginning June 18 at Stanford University's Palo Alto, California, campus.
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SMPTE® at the 2014 NAB Show
SMPTE has accomplished much over the past 12 months, with significant achievements in the three pillars of the Society: membership, education, and standards. While the Society was able to highlight progress in standards areas including ultra high-definition, cinema sound and immersive audio, and integration of information technology into the industry, SMPTE also showcased its ongoing work to provide both members and non-members with unique opportunities to engage with other professionals in discussion of the technical advances and business strategies driving the industry forward.
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Ant Farm Produces the Reveal Trailer, Staring Kevin Spacey, for Activision's "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare"
News:  Ant Farm Produces the Reveal Trailer, Staring Kevin Spacey, for Activision's "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare"Ant Farm, a leading entertainment marketing and advertising agency, has produced the Reveal Trailer for the world premiere of Activision’s "Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare.”
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2014 Sony World Photography Awards L’Iris d’Or and Competition Winners Revealed
News: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards L’Iris d’Or and Competition Winners RevealedThirty-one year-old American photographer Sara Naomi Lewkowicz is announced as the winner of the 2014 L’Iris d’Or, Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year. Beating over 139,554 entries from 166 countries, this represents the highest number of entries in the awards’ seven year history. The photographer collected her award - Sony digital imaging equipment and $25,000 (USD) prize money - at the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony held in London.
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Ant Farm Wins Seven 2014 Game Marketing Awards
News: Ant Farm Wins Seven 2014 Game Marketing AwardsAnt Farm, one of Hollywood’s leading entertainment and brand marketing agencies, was a big winner at last night’s 2014 Game Marketing Awards held in San Francisco. Having been nominated for nine awards, the creative agency won a total of seven honors, including a Gold Award for Best Showing at a Trade Event: E3 Experience Activision/Blizzard Entertainment.
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Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) Names Evan Hall Project Manager
Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), a Masque Sound Company and experts in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live and broadcast events, is pleased to announce that Evan Hall has been hired as project manager. Hall will oversee and coordinate frequencies for a variety of PWS events that require the expert frequency coordination and management needed in today’s congested RF landscape. He will be an integral part of the development of future plans focusing on all PWS’ business divisions: Live Events, Broadcast, Music Festivals, Design Services, Product Manufacturing and Business Development.
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NAB: Autodesk Debuts Faster, More Creative Flame 2015
News: NAB: Autodesk Debuts Faster, More Creative Flame 2015Expanded Features and Support for 4K Helps Deliver Greater Artistic Control
At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention 2014 in booth # SL3319, Autodesk Inc. is debuting Flame 2015 – the latest iteration of its comprehensive toolset for high-end visual effects and creative finishing - with new creative tools, faster performance, and an end-to-end 4K workflow to meet the needs of today's high-end post-production facilities.
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Miranda Establishes Comprehensive HD and Fiber Connectivity at Liberty University
Miranda Technologies, a Belden Brand, a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators, announces the completion of a full HD upgrade for the multi-venue sports complex at Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.
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Anton/Bauer Introduces New Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2014
Innovative Battery and Charger Lines are Designed to Power the Digital Age
Anton/Bauer®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery, charging and monitoring technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries, will unveil its Digital Battery Series and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2014. Redefining the power standard for a new generation of cameras and auxiliary equipment, Anton/Bauer’s revolutionary Digital Battery Series is the first battery line designed specifically to power digital production for the professional broadcast, cinema and new media sectors. The Performance Charger Series utilizes new technology to deliver the fastest possible charging sequence, while exceeding the high-efficiency standards required by today’s rigorous shooting schedules. Anton/Bauer will showcase these ground-breaking innovations at their exhibit (booth #C6025) at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas, which runs April 7-10.
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SMPTE® to Co-produce the 2014 NAB Show Technology Summit on Cinema: The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound
Two-Day Conference to Feature Live Discussion by Oscar® Award-Winning 'Gravity' Team and Keynote by Industry Visionary Chris Cookson
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 2014 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema: The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, will provide an in-depth global view of the current state and future of filmmaking innovation.
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Margarita Mix Talent Honored with Telly Awards
News: Margarita Mix Talent Honored with Telly AwardsJeff Levy and Paul Hurtubise Win for NFL Network’s “Leon Sandcastle” and Honda’s “Project Drive-In”
Mixers Jeff Levy and Paul Hurtubise of Margarita Mix, a FotoKem company specializing in audio post services for commercials and advertising media, have each won a 2014 Telly Award in the Best Sound category of the 35th annual competition. Levy earned a Silver Telly, the highest honor, for his work on “Leon Sandcastle” for NFL Network. Hurtubise won a Bronze Telly for Honda’s “Project Drive-In.”
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Miranda’s iTX Powers Playout for AMV’s Westar Satellite Services
News: Miranda’s iTX Powers Playout for AMV’s Westar Satellite ServicesWide Range of Miranda Solutions and Belden Cables Outfit New Master Control facility
Miranda Technologies, a Belden Brand, a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators, announces the installation of its iTX integrated playout platform, along with NVISION routing, Densité signal processing and Belden connectivity solutions, at Westar Satellite Services’ new centralized master control facility in Cedar Hill, Texas.
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SMPTE® Announces Second Annual Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference
SMPTE and SCIEN Partner Again to Produce Popular Conference, Scheduled for June 17-18 at Stanford University
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, working once again with the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN), the Society will produce the second annual "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age" (ETIA) conference. Scheduled for June 17-18 at Stanford University near Palo Alto, Calif., the conference will explore the technology, creative, and business requirements for delivering a compelling, high-quality, monetizable entertainment experience over the Web.
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MTI Film Selects Signiant Media Shuttle for Swift File Delivery of TNT Hit TV Show ‘Dallas’ and More
News: MTI Film Selects Signiant Media Shuttle for Swift File Delivery of TNT Hit TV Show ‘Dallas’ and MoreHollywood Post Production and Restoration Facility Quickly and Easily Transfers Time Sensitive Dailies for Hit TV shows Including ‘Dallas’ and ‘Major Crimes’ to Production Companies
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that MTI Film, a Hollywood-based full service post-production and film restoration facility, is using Signiant’s Media Shuttle™ to automate the daily exchange of some of TV’s most popular episodics with its global production partners. Regularly transferring files as large as 350 GB, MTI Film is now using Media Shuttle to transfer digital dailies for several shows, including “Dallas,” and “Major Crimes,” with ease and speed that it couldn’t find in competing solutions.
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Why We Ride Set For Global Release
News: Why We Ride Set For Global ReleaseWorldwide digital release announced for Bryan Carroll's directorial debut
Gnarlynow Entertainment and Walking West Entertainment have announced that Why We Ride is now available digitally, giving worldwide audiences access to this award winning film. For the first time, wherever Amazon and iTunes is available, audiences around the globe will be able to view the film that has brought the motorcycle community together in celebration of what it means to ride. The film is produced by Bryan H. Carroll and James Walker. Carroll also directed the film.
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95% of Super Bowl XLVIII Commercials Powered by Wiredrive Customers
Wiredrive, the leading media-sharing and cloud-collaboration software for creative business, announced today that a recent survey revealed 95% of commercial advertisements aired nationally during Super Bowl XLVIII were created by Wiredrive customers.
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AmberFin Becomes Global Reseller for Nexidia QC
Nexidia's Language and Caption Verification System Available as a Plugin for Amberfin's Unified Quality Control Solution
AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and postproduction houses, and Nexidia, developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies for optimizing audio and video media, today announced an agreement where AmberFin will become a global reseller for Nexidia QC closed-caption, language, and video description verification software.
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Cloud graphics pioneer OTOY announces Series D round led by Yuri Milner
Round helps accelerate commercialization of OTOY’s suite of offerings that are transforming content creation and delivery for the world’s top media and entertainment companies
OTOY Inc., today announced a Series D round of funding to help accelerate commercialization of the company’s industry-leading cloud graphics offerings that are redefining content creation and delivery processes for media and entertainment organizations around the world. The round is led by prominent technology investor, Yuri Milner, and includes former Morgan Stanley CEO, John Mack, who join investors including Autodesk, Taylor Frigon, George Gilder and The Roddenberry Trust.
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Evangelizing Sound
The Motion Picture Sound Editors promotes the artistry of sound through scholarship programs, educational outreach and other activities.
Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will gather at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles for their annual Golden Reel Awards ceremony, one of the oldest and most prestigious technical awards competitions in Hollywood. It’s the biggest night of the year for the group as sound editors from the worlds of motion pictures, television, gaming and other media pause to recognize the best work in their field. Handing out awards, however, is only a small part of the MPSE’s mission. The 61-year-old organization is active year-round in a variety of charitable, educational and social activities all aimed at promoting the craft of sound editing and its contribution to the various forms of entertainment.
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Hostworks Selects Digital Rapids Encoders for New Live Streaming Service
* Australia-based digital solutions provider Hostworks has chosen Digital Rapids encoders for the new Hostworks Media Foundry live streaming service * The encoders are used for live 24/7 streaming and ad-hoc live events while also creating file-based outputs for on-demand distribution * Digital Rapids' responsive support and expertise have helped Hostworks bring new services to market in a timely and engaging manner
Digital Rapids -- the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences -- announced today that Australia-based digital solutions provider Hostworks has selected Digital Rapids encoders for the new Hostworks Media Foundry live streaming service.
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Visual Impact Serbia Outfits New HD OB Truck With Miranda Solutions
News: Visual Impact Serbia Outfits New HD OB Truck With Miranda SolutionsMiranda Technologies, a Belden Brand, a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators, announces the installation of a range of Miranda solutions in the new Vi-1 HD production truck, designed, built and operated by Visual Impact Serbia. Vi-1 is Visual Impact’s first all-HD truck and the first privately-owned HD truck in the country.
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Cache-A Appoints Mediacast As Middle East Distributor
News: Cache-A Appoints Mediacast As Middle East DistributorCache-A Corporation, manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances, today announced it has appointed MediaCast as its distributor for the UAE and wider Middle East region. Chosen for its technological prowess and market knowledge of the Middle Eastern media and entertainment industry, MediaCast has made an immediate impact having already secured several Cache-A sales to leading broadcasters, post-production facilities and cultural institutions.
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SMPTE U.K. Regional Seminar To Focus On Effective Use Of IP Networks For Digital Media Workflows
Seminar Will Pack IP Technology Essentials for All Media Professionals Into Engaging One-Day Events 11 and 12 Feb. in London and Salford
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 it is bringing its "Digital Media: Production to Distribution Using IP" seminar to the U.K. in February. Led by SMPTE Fellow Bruce Devlin and Ben Davenport of AmberFin on 11 Feb. in London and 12 Feb. in Salford, the U.K. Regional Seminar will address the use of media over IT networks in both streaming and file-based workflows.
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NY Premier Post Production and Mocap Studio WorleyWorks, LLC. Kick-Starts East Coast Productions with a Mistika 4K System
WorleyWorks, LLC. is ahead of the Game Investing in New York's very first Mistika - Already Hard at Work in a City that Never Sleeps
WorleyWorks, LLC., a dynamic 2D/3D post stereoscopic production and motion capture studio has become the first East Coast company to invest in a Mistika 4K Post Production Solution from SGO's official North American reseller partner AArmadillo. The Mistika system will be integrated into the facility providing world-class 2D and stereoscopic 3D grading, finishing and delivery. Founded by Greg and Minah Worley, WorleyWorks, LLC. provides a host of boutique services in 2D and High Frame Rate Stereo 3D production, 4K post production including DI colour grading and compositing, high-speed lighting, green screen (Composite Component's Digital Green), and motion capture for high-profile clients that include Paramount, MTV, Viacom and many more.
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Target Goes Green at Hollywood Center Studios
News: Target Goes Green at Hollywood Center StudiosEnvironmental production specialist EcoSet Consulting works with brands to reduce waste from commercial shoots.
A new series of ads for Target were recently shot on minimalistic all-white sets at Hollywood Center Studios and yet rank among the “greenest” spots ever produced on the nearly 100-year-old lot. Virtually all of the sets, props, wardrobe, and discards (such as food waste from catering and craft services) were earmarked for reuse, recycling or composting. It’s estimated that nearly 4 tons of potential waste products were diverted from local landfills on these two projects due to the production’s adoption of eco-friendly production practices.
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Variety To Honor John Lee Hancock, Jonah Hill And “10 Directors To Watch” At 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival
John Lee Hancock to Receive the Variety Creative Impact in Directing Award, presented by Mercedes-Benz. Jonah Hill to receive the Variety Creative Impact in Acting Award, presented by Mercedes-Benz.
"Variety" will present director John Lee Hancock with the Creative Impact in Directing Award, presented by Mercedes-Benz, which celebrates the filmmaker for his outstanding contributions to the art and business of cinema, notably his work in directing the upcoming “Saving Mr. Banks.” Additionally, "Variety" will honor Jonah Hill with the Creative Impact in Acting Award, presented by Mercedes-Benz for his scope of work ranging from his comedic performances and more dramatic fare such as his Academy Award® nominated role in “Moneyball” to the upcoming highly-anticipated Scorsese film “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The event will take place on Sunday, January 5 during the Palm Springs International Film Festival on the Palm Court at the Parker Palm Springs.
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AMPAS Invites Four SMPTE Members to Serve on Science and Technology Council
SMPTE Members Represent Majority of New Additions to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Council
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 four of its members — Wendy Aylsworth, Douglas Greenfield, Rob Hummel, and Beverly Pasterczyk — have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
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Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Unique Angles At CCW 2013
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Unique Angles At CCW 2013Camera Corps, a Vitec Group Company, and a leading innovator of specialty remote cameras, tracking systems and camera support systems, showcases its Q-Ball robotic camera system at Content & Communications World (CCW) 2013 this week — Vitec Videocom Booth 1013. Q-Ball offers a robust, high-level mini-cam system with excellent performance in the most demanding remote-camera applications.
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Miranda to Feature Integrated Solutions at Content and Communications World 2013
Miranda Technologies, a Belden Brand, a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators, will demonstrate a range of solutions to enable facilities to establish and maintain advanced, highly efficient workflows — from acquisition to production and playout — at Content and Communications World (CCW), taking place in New York from November 13-14.
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Autodesk Provides 3D Design in a Browser, an Industry First
Collaboration with Amazon Web Services, OTOY and NVIDIA Enables Developers to Access Powerful 3D Modeling from Anywhere, Anytime, with Any Device Using a Simple Web Browser
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK)customers will now be able to access Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max design tools via a web browser. For the first time ever, customers can access full-fledged 3D design, engineering and entertainment work in a browser without sacrificing performance, power or functionality.
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Footage.net Returns to FOCAL International Awards as Bronze Sponsor
Footage.net, the stock footage search engine, will be a Bronze Sponsor of the 2014 FOCAL International Awards in association with AP Archive. Set to take place April 30, 2014 in London, UK, the FOCAL International Awards celebrate achievement in the use of footage in all variety of genres, across all media platforms.
Footage.net, the world’s premier online resource for stock footage search and discovery, has signed on as a Bronze Sponsor of this year’s FOCAL International Awards in association with AP Archive. Producers, filmmakers and other creative professionals who have used library footage in a documentary, feature film or any other form of production over the last year are encouraged to submit their work for consideration. All awards will be presented the evening of April 30, 2014 at a glittering award ceremony hosted by television historian Dan Snow at the Lancaster London Hotel.
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Industry Vets Matt Cowan and Garrett J. Smith Join Entertainment Technology Consultants in Key Roles
News: Industry Vets Matt Cowan and Garrett J. Smith Join Entertainment Technology Consultants in Key RolesEntertainment Technology Consultants (ETC), the leading provider of production and consulting services to the entertainment technology sector, announced that Matt Cowan and Garrett J. Smith are joining the company in key technology roles. Cowan rejoins the company as Chief Innovation Engineer. Smith will assume the newly created role of Senior Creative Liaison. The two will focus on technology developments that enhance the creation, processing and display of content for the entertainment industry.
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Visual Effects Society Names Academy Award Winner John Dykstra Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award
News: Visual Effects Society Names Academy Award Winner John Dykstra Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement AwardToday, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, named Emmy and Academy Award winning visual effects pioneer, designer, supervisor, innovator and commercial director John Dykstra as the recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award. It will be presented at the 12th Annual VES Awards on February 12, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Testronic Announces Centralization of US Operations Burbank Facility Optimizes Efficiencies in Upgraded Location
Testronic will unveil a single, redesigned location in early November 2013, to centralize US operations and streamline customer services. The move is focused on increasing efficiencies and integrating infrastructure for the company, which is the global leader in quality assurance services for film and television, games, software, and digital television. For the past seven years, Testronic has operated two facilities in Burbank, California. The company will now perform all of its testing and QA services from their high tech hub located at 111 North First Street, in Burbank.
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Hollywood Post Alliance Honors Avid with the Charles S. Swartz Award
The Preeminent Post Production Organization Will Honor Avid For a Heritage of Outstanding Contributions
The Hollywood Post Alliance® - the trade association for the post production community – has announced that Avid® will receive the 2013 Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production. The HPA will present the honor during the 8th Annual HPA Awards, which takes place on the evening of November 7th, 2013 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA. Louis Hernandez, Jr, President and CEO of Avid, will accept the award on behalf of the company.
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SMPTE Shines at Biggest-Ever IBC Show and Conference
With IBC2013 setting new records for numbers of exhibitors and attendees alike, it's clear that the global media industry is beginning to regain its momentum. This year's show was big for SMPTE as well, placing the organization in a prominent and active role for many aspects of the conference and exhibition. More than 100 sustaining SMPTE members participated on the show floor, and 15 percent of the conference speakers were SMPTE members. As always, IBC2013 was a tremendous opportunity for SMPTE to bring together international industry associations in its ongoing pursuit of collaboration. One example is the meeting hosted by SMPTE's vice president for standards, Dr. Hans Hoffman, which brought together more than 20 attendees from EBU, NABA, AMWA, VSF, WBU, IEEE, and other important industry groups.
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