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Fri, 22 May 2015 20:29:02 GMT Avid Everywhere(TM) Powers Cannes Film Festival https://news.creativecow.net/story/878977 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878977 (Burlington, MA--May 22, 2015) Avid(R) (NasdaqAVID) has announced today that its solutions will be used to power the post-production of this years Cannes Film Festival. Fri, 22 May 2015 18:18:02 GMT Canon Unveils New Compact Binoculars Featuring Improved Image https://news.creativecow.net/story/878974 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878974 (Melville, NY--May 22, 2015) Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announces two new additions to its portfolio of Canon Image Stabilizer binoculars with the 10x30 IS II and 12x36 IS III. While all current Canon binoculars are equipped with an image stabilization (IS) function, n Fri, 22 May 2015 18:04:02 GMT Quantel and Snell at Broadcast Asia 2015 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878973 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878973 (Singapore--May 22, 2015) Quantel and Snell are out in force at Broadcast Asia 2015 on booth 5D3-01, squaring up to deliver the answers for three key customer issues Fri, 22 May 2015 18:03:03 GMT SMPTE Members Make an Impact at CinemaCon 2015 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878971 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878971 (White Plains, NY--May 22, 2015) 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 va Fri, 22 May 2015 18:01:01 GMT Digitalfilm Tree Demonstrates How Prostack and Critique SaaS Facilitates Instant, Secure Worldwide A https://news.creativecow.net/story/878969 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878969 (Vancouver, British Columbia--May 22, 2015) Guillaume Aubuchon demonstrated the power of cloud based workflows during the OpenStack keynote today. With partners HP Heilion and Blue Box Cloud, DigitalFilm Tree demonstrated how cloud based workflows generate significant production efficiencies in Holl Fri, 22 May 2015 17:46:02 GMT Congratulations to Cannes Films Completed with Blackmagic Design¹s DaVinci Resolve https://news.creativecow.net/story/878967 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878967 (Fremont, CA--May 22, 2015) Blackmagic Design would like to congratulate the films at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival that were shot on Blackmagic Design digital film cameras and finished using DaVinci Resolve. Fri, 22 May 2015 17:19:02 GMT Telestream Ships Episode 6.5 Multiformat Encoding Software https://news.creativecow.net/story/878960 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878960 (Nevada City, CA--May 22, 2015) Telestream, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced that Episode version 6.5 multiformat encoding software is now available. Unveiled at NAB 2015, version 6.5 now includes support for closed captions, the latest formats, mult Fri, 22 May 2015 16:37:02 GMT Digital Domain: Tiffani Manabat Named Vice President of Advertising and Games https://news.creativecow.net/story/878957 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878957 (Playa Vista, CA--May 21, 2015) Academy Award winning Visual Effects house, Digital Domain, announced today that Tiffani Manabat will be joining its ranks as Vice President, Advertising and Games. Tiffani will join the ground breaking team responsible for state of the art VFX for such brands as Cadi Thu, 21 May 2015 22:44:01 GMT Mark Kudsi Directs Epic Virtual Reality Project Experience for White Label S/R https://news.creativecow.net/story/878956 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878956 (New York, NY--May 21, 2015) Award-winning director Mark Kudsis inaugural project with a White Label SR Product is the epic Art of Patron Virtual Reality Experiencevia agency Firstborn. The sensorial immersion involves a groundbreaking blend of Virtual Reality Technology, Drone filming and photo rea Thu, 21 May 2015 22:43:02 GMT Guild Of Television Cameramen Announces Gtc Awards 2015 Winners https://news.creativecow.net/story/878955 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878955 (Oxfordshire, UK--May 21, 2015) The Guild of Television Cameramens 42nd annual awards presentations were held on Sunday May 18 at The Great Barn in Upper Aynho, Oxfordshire. The awards were presented by Stuart McDonald, one of the UKs premiere live and event television directors. Thu, 21 May 2015 22:42:04 GMT Seneca Launches the Next Generation of Video Wall Controllers with Matrox Capture and Display Boards https://news.creativecow.net/story/878954 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878954 (SyracuseMontreal, NYQC--May 21, 2015) Seneca, a leading custom computer and appliance manufacturer providing solutions for the broadcast market, today announced the availability of the next generation video wall controller, prysmHDplus. The prysmHDplus is an all-in-one hardware platform that provid Thu, 21 May 2015 22:41:02 GMT Panasonic announces NBCUniversal News purchases AVC-ULTRA camcorders https://news.creativecow.net/story/878953 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878953 (Newark, NJ--May 21, 2015) NBCUniversal News Group (New York, NY) has purchased a number of Panasonic electronic newsgathering (ENG) cameras and related broadcast equipment as part of its technology and workflow transformation initiative. Thu, 21 May 2015 22:40:15 GMT Greencard Pictures Welcomes Alexander Engel to Directorial Roster https://news.creativecow.net/story/878952 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878952 (New York, NY--May 21, 2015) Manhattan-based independent production studio Greencard is thrilled to welcome Alexander Engel to their roster of talented directors. Engel will focus on creating long-form narrative features with Greencard. Thu, 21 May 2015 22:39:02 GMT Northern Lights' Josh Towvim Turns NYC Streets into a Musical with 'On The Town' https://news.creativecow.net/story/878951 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878951 (New York, NY--May 21, 2015) NY-based Northern Lights editor Josh Towvim teams up with director Mark Rosenberg to deliver a dose of unsolicited song and dance to the streets of New York City in the charming new video Lucky to Be Me, from the four-time 2015 Tony Award nominated Broadway revival of On Thu, 21 May 2015 22:38:02 GMT Red Digital Cinema To Showcase Dragon Faamily At Broadcastasia 2015 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878950 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878950 (Irvine, CA--May 21, 2015) RED Digital Cinema is returning to the BroadcastAsia Exhibition in Singapore from June 2nd5th, 2015. Located at Booth 4B3-01, RED will be showcasing the performance and versatility of the 6K RED DRAGON sensor, as well as the latest product innovations and technologies. Thu, 21 May 2015 22:37:13 GMT Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to Panavision https://news.creativecow.net/story/878949 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878949 (Newark, NJ--May 21, 2015) Leading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems Panavision has augmented its equipment inventory with 10 VariCam 35 4K camerarecorders. Thu, 21 May 2015 22:36:31 GMT Cine Gear Expo to Screen Tomorrowland and more at Paramount Studios Event https://news.creativecow.net/story/878948 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878948 (Hollywood, CA--May 21, 2015) Acclaimed entertainment industry event, Cine Gear Expo, being held at Paramount Studios June 4-7, 2015 will offer complimentary screenings of four blockbuster feature films, Slamdance short film finalists, and numerous legendary clips and shorts sponsored by its prestig Thu, 21 May 2015 08:07:02 GMT Inhance Digital Uses Fusion Studio for VFX on "Grimm" https://news.creativecow.net/story/878947 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878947 (Fremont, CA--May 20, 2015) Blackmagic Design today announced today that Hollywoods Inhance Digital uses Fusion Studio to complete VFX work for a number of this years top shows, including Jane the Virgin, Nashville, and Grimm, one of NBCs most popular and long running shows. Wed, 20 May 2015 21:00:01 GMT Clear-Com at InfoComm 2015 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878946 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878946 (Alameda, CA--May 20, 2015) Clear-Com Wed, 20 May 2015 19:06:10 GMT Editors' Lounge Spring Fling To Showcase Time-Saving Toolsets For Film & Television Editors https://news.creativecow.net/story/878945 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878945 (Burbank, CA--May 19, 2015) If April showers bring May flowers, do May flowers bring digital video solutions At the Editors Lounge, they certainly do. On Friday, May 29th AlphaDogs will host an evening of demos and discussions with several different vendors as they share their solutions for making y Tue, 19 May 2015 06:44:02 GMT Whitehouse Post Finds Nirvana with Episode Two of the kate spade new york #MissAdventure Series https://news.creativecow.net/story/878944 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878944 (May 18, 2015) Global lifestyle brand, kate spade new york launched episode two of the successful MissAdventure series starring actress Anna Kendrick, which is a continuation of the popular Holiday 2014 video that launched the short films. Mon, 18 May 2015 19:13:03 GMT Hitachi HDTV Cameras Facilitate Mobile Production Workflows for TNDV https://news.creativecow.net/story/878943 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878943 (Woodbury, New York--May 14, 2015) With seven trucks on the road, mobile production specialist TNDV has used up to 23 cameras for its largest live and broadcast events. A long-devoted user of HITACHI cameras, TNDV has now added five Z-HD6000 broadcast cameras to its arsenal. Thu, 14 May 2015 18:47:01 GMT Humble Signs Director Sasha Levinson https://news.creativecow.net/story/878942 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878942 (New York, NY--May 14, 2015) Bicoastal content studio Humble today announced that award-winning director and screenwriter Sasha Levinson has joined its roster for commercial representation. In addition to commercials, Levinson is currently working with Humble on the development of short film Sydney Thu, 14 May 2015 03:53:01 GMT Nice Shoes and Optimus Remote Color Grading Partnership Extends to West Coast https://news.creativecow.net/story/878941 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878941 (New York, NY--May 14, 2015) Nice Shoes and Optimus Remote Color Grading Partnership Extends to West Coast Thu, 14 May 2015 03:52:01 GMT Éclair Group selected FirePost to finish and color grade 3 features presented at the Festival de Can https://news.creativecow.net/story/878940 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878940 (Paris, France--May 14, 2015) Firefly Cinema congratulates clair Group and their colorist for their work on Standing Tall, the opening film of the 68th Festival de Cannes Thu, 14 May 2015 03:14:01 GMT Signature of Donald O'Connor Discovered in Cement at Hollywood https://news.creativecow.net/story/878939 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878939 (Hollywood, California--May 13, 2015) Construction workers upgrading courtyard office space at Hollywood Center Studios have uncovered a memento from the early days of television. Scratched into a concrete floor are several signatures including those of Singing in the Rain star Donald OConnor and hi Wed, 13 May 2015 19:56:02 GMT Art Directors Guild Presents "An American in Paris" Film Sunday, May 31 at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian T https://news.creativecow.net/story/878937 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878937 Screening Panel Spotlights The Art Behind Its Ballet Sequence ampAmp Honors Art Directors E. Preston Ames, Cedric Gibbons ampAmp Concept Artist Costume Designer Irene Sharaff Wed, 13 May 2015 16:47:06 GMT Telestream Provides Media Transcoding Platform for Al Jazeera https://news.creativecow.net/story/878936 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878936 (Nevada City, California--May 13, 2015) Telestream, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced the successful deployment of a Vantage transcode farm at Al Jazeera Media Networks London news gathering, current affairs programming and live news output facility. Wed, 13 May 2015 15:54:01 GMT 4K Imaging With the Canon EOS-1D C Digital SLR Cinema Camera Enables Simultaneous Creation of TV Spo https://news.creativecow.net/story/878935 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878935 (Mellville, New York--May 13, 2015) Maintaining a competitive edge in video production not only demands delivery of high-quality,creative content but also innovative and affordable new ways to serve client needs. Creative director Michael Ori and his team at Salt Lake City-based Ori Media and Studio Wed, 13 May 2015 05:20:02 GMT PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.7 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878934 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878934 (Los Angeles, California--May 13, 2015) Today PipelineFX, creator of the leading render farm management software for visual effects, announced the release of Qube 6.7, delivering more speed, stability and variable control options for professional VFX and design studios. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:17:20 GMT Timber Shows Relentless Attention To Detail For GMC https://news.creativecow.net/story/878933 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878933 (May 13, 2015) Timber recently collaborated with the team at Leo Burnett and Believe Media on an exciting new campaign for American automaker GMC. Stadiums, crowds, cars, animation and design came together in the campaign featuring San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt. The campaign promotes t Wed, 13 May 2015 05:16:34 GMT Roland Expands Pro Audio Sales Engineer Team https://news.creativecow.net/story/878932 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878932 (Los Angeles, California--May 13, 2015) Rolands Professional AV division announces the expansion of its Sales Engineering team focused on Live Pro Audio. With the introduction of the new M-5000 Live Mixing Console, Roland is committed to adding staff and support resources to meet the needs of the pr Wed, 13 May 2015 05:14:41 GMT NOVA Entertainment Selects Mediaproxy LogServer for Content Monitoring https://news.creativecow.net/story/878931 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878931 (Melbourne, Australia--May 13, 2015) NOVA Entertainment has selected LogServer ASI for its next generation TV content monitoring requirements. A total of 40 off-air and Foxtel channels will be recorded and monitored with Mediaproxys industry leading system. LogServer will provide seamless and intuit Wed, 13 May 2015 01:07:02 GMT Christie is Cannes Film Festival Tech Partner for 9th Year https://news.creativecow.net/story/878930 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878930 (Wokingham, England--May 12, 2015) Christie, the global leader in visual displays and audio technologies, has signed a new agreement to be technical partner of the Cannes Film Festival for a further three years. This means that for the ninth year running, the famous showcase, held May 13-24, will us Tue, 12 May 2015 21:50:01 GMT SMPTE's Extensive Presence at 2015 NAB Show Signals Society's Leadership https://news.creativecow.net/story/878929 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878929 (White Plains, NY--May 12, 2015) 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 Tue, 12 May 2015 21:49:01 GMT Windrider International Student Film Festival https://news.creativecow.net/story/878928 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878928 (Hollywood, California--May 12, 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 Tue, 12 May 2015 21:47:01 GMT HP News: Sprout by HP Captures Interest from Commercial Customers to Educators https://news.creativecow.net/story/878926 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878926 (Palo Alto, California--May 12, 2015) HP today announced that it will begin selling later this month Sprout by HP through its commercial channel in the U.S. With its dual touchscreen display and HP Touch Mat, instant capture capability and remote collaboration capabilities, Sprout enables enhanced c Tue, 12 May 2015 16:58:03 GMT Launch of Japan's HAYABUSA 2 Spacecraft Captured with Blackmagic Design https://news.creativecow.net/story/878924 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878924 (Fremont, CA--May 12, 2015) Blackmagic Design today announced a number of Blackmagic Design products were used for live broadcasting and filming of the launch of HAYABUSA 2, a Japanese asteroid surveying spacecraft. Blackmagic Design products used included ATEM 1ME Production Studio 4K, HyperDeck St Tue, 12 May 2015 05:47:03 GMT ARRI: Bahnemann Awards honor NYU students https://news.creativecow.net/story/878922 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878922 (New York, NY--May 12, 2015) Sheldon Chau and Antoine Combellas have won top honors at the Fifth Annual Volker Bahnemann Awards for Cinematography at New York Universitys (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts. Tue, 12 May 2015 00:12:02 GMT Shotgun Helps NASA CILab Review Space Mission Animations https://news.creativecow.net/story/878920 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878920 (May 11, 2015) Conceptual Image Lab is the arm of NASAGoddard Space Flight Center that produces animations to illustrate the organizations missions and findings. CILab supports all four of NASAs science themes Astrophysics, Heliophysics, Planetary and Earth Science across all of their centers and af Mon, 11 May 2015 18:18:03 GMT Accomplice Media's Sherpas Cinema Captures the Spirit of Adventure in National Campaign Launching th https://news.creativecow.net/story/878919 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878919 (Los Angeles, California--May 11, 2015) Accomplice Media directing team Sherpas Cinema collaborated with The Richards Group and Jeep on a new campaign launching the 2015 Jeep Renegade across North America. Mon, 11 May 2015 17:20:01 GMT NEW WORK: GO Director Charles Jensen Tests the Cuteness of #DoggiesvsBabies for Big Lots https://news.creativecow.net/story/878918 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878918 (Los Angeles, California--May 11, 2015) GO director Charles Jensen sends the adorable meter through the roof as babies and doggies compete in A Battle for Ultimate Cuteness in the new web campaign for Big Lots out of OKRP. The campaign features six short videos that show sweetly cooing infants and c Mon, 11 May 2015 17:19:02 GMT Black Label Music...Unveiled https://news.creativecow.net/story/878917 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878917 (Minneapolis, Minnesota--May 11, 2015) Black Label Music has been unveiled. Launched by the creative partners behind the successful BWN Music (Composer Ken Brahmstedt ampamp Mixer Carl White), Black Label is committed to creating the highest quality, custom music for commercial, branded entertainmen Mon, 11 May 2015 17:18:01 GMT Alkemy X Welcomes Director/DP James Bartolomeo; EP Jim Huie Promoted To Director Of Production https://news.creativecow.net/story/878916 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878916 (New York, New York--May 11, 2015) Alkemy X has welcomed DirectorDP James Bartolomeo to the companys expanding roster of Directors. Bartolomeo joins a diverse Directorial roster that includes Robert Adamo, Glenn Holsten, Kris Magyarits, Rob Markopoulos, John Romeo, Bex Schwartz and Scott Whitham. Ad Mon, 11 May 2015 17:17:01 GMT Hitachi Extends Free Financing Plan https://news.creativecow.net/story/878915 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878915 (Woodbury, New York--May 11, 2015) In the pre-NAB rush, Hitachi Kokusai Electric announced a free financing plan through March 31 for several of its most popular broadcast and professional camera systems. Based on positive feedback and continuing interest, Hitachi has extended the financing offer th Mon, 11 May 2015 17:16:02 GMT IKEGAMI NAMES ERIN RICE MIDWEST REGIONAL SALES MANAGER https://news.creativecow.net/story/878914 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878914 (MAYWOOD--May 11, 2015) Ikegami Electronics U.S.A., a world leader in HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, announced that it has named Erin Rice to the position of Midwest Regional Sales Manager. Mon, 11 May 2015 17:15:02 GMT EditShare Game Changing “Enterprise-Class” Storage and Media Asset Management Solutions Headline Bro https://news.creativecow.net/story/878913 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878913 (Basingstoke, UK--May 8, 2015) The EditShare Broadcast Asia 2015 lineup includes XStream EFS, the companys new distributed, redundant scale out storage system that brings enterprise-class features to a broad range of facilities at breakthrough prices, and EditShare Flow 3.2, the latest release of th Fri, 08 May 2015 02:21:02 GMT Sheffield Doc/Fest programme announced https://news.creativecow.net/story/878912 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878912 (May 8, 2015) From 5 to 10 June Sheffield DocFest 2015 will welcome 250 decision makers from 30 countries, including representatives from ABC, Al Jazeera, ARTE, BBC Britdoc, Channel 4, Cinereach, Chicken and Egg, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, National Geographic, NDR, National Film Board of Canad Fri, 08 May 2015 01:05:04 GMT Academy Award Winning Animation Director Patrick Osborne to Deliver Keynote Address During Cogswell https://news.creativecow.net/story/878911 https://news.creativecow.net/story/878911 (Sunnyvale, California--May 8, 2015) Cogswell College, a 600-student educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, will host Academy Award winning Animation Director Patrick Osborne during the schools commencement ceremonies on May 16th. 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