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The Third Floor Honored with VES Award on Game of Thrones Team
News: The Third Floor Honored with VES Award on Game of Thrones TeamPrevisualization Supervisor Eric Carney Among Recipients of Visual Effects Society’s Top Award in TV
International visualization studio THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. has received a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for Outstanding Photoreal Episode as part of the Game of Thrones team. Previsualization Supervisor Eric Carney joined visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer, visual effects producer Steve Kullbeck, CG lead supervisor Derek Spears and special effects supervisor Stuart Brisdon in taking home the organization’s top television award for Episode 9 “The Dance of Dragons” from Season 5.
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Avid Congratulates Its Customers Nominated for the 66th Annual ACE Eddie Awards
Editors Embrace Avid Everywhere to Cut the Most Celebrated Films and Television Shows of the Year
Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today congratulated its customers in the professional video editing community for their outstanding achievements at the 2016 American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Awards held on January 29 in Los Angeles. An overwhelming number of award winners and nominees embraced Avid EverywhereTM, using the industry’s most proven and trusted video editing software Avid Media Composer®.
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Telestream Hires Scott Murray
News: Telestream Hires Scott MurrayTelestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that it has hired broadcast technology industry veteran Scott Murray as a Product Manager, working on the Company's flagship Vantage® media processing platform. Murray will be responsible for managing the development of the Vantage framework to ensure the product's continued market and technology leadership.
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The 33rd Annual Miami International Film Festival | Full Program Release
News: The 33rd Annual Miami International Film Festival | Full Program ReleaseRunning March 4–13, 2016, Filmmakers from 40 CountriesProudly Exhibit 129 Feature, Documentary, and Short Films
Monica Bellucci, Iciar Bollaín, Gavin Hood,
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KSAT Boosts Broadcast Production with SSL C10 and Network I/O
News: KSAT Boosts Broadcast Production with SSL C10 and Network I/O"The sound quality is impressive, and the dynamics processing is more natural sounding than others we have tried”
KSAT-TV- San Antonio-based VHF digital television station (Channel 12), part of the Graham Media Group, has recently installed a Solid State Logic C10 HD Plusas its new main production console for daily news and SA Live show programming.
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2016 HPA Tech Retreat Unveils Expanded Schedule
Diverse Offerings Take Attendees From Deep Space, Through Virtual Reality, To Star Wars and Beyond HDR With Fascinating Stops Along the Way
The HPA Tech Retreat® has announced the latest schedule for the 22nd HPA Tech Retreat. The HPA Tech Retreat takes place February 16 to 19, 2016, in Indian Wells, California.
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Interstate Welcomes Directing Duo TOMAT
News: Interstate Welcomes Directing Duo TOMATAward-Winning Brazilian Team Brings Their Comedy and VFX Chops to Directors’ Group
Award-winning directors’ group Interstate has signed Rio De Janeiro-based directing duo TOMAT for exclusive US representation.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2016 Golden Reel Nominations
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2016 Golden Reel NominationsThe Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 63rd MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
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MastersFX Creates "Creepy Doll" Special Effects for Lakeshore Entertainment and STX Entertainment's Feature Film "The Boy"
News: MastersFX Creates "Creepy Doll" Special Effects for Lakeshore Entertainment and STX Entertainment's Feature Film "The Boy"Character FX artists from MASTERSFX (www.mastersfx.com ) have created the featured creepy doll “Brahms,” the title character starring in Lakeshore Entertainment and STX Entertainment’s horror film, The Boy.
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Avid and Focusrite – A future alliance in the making
News: Avid and Focusrite – A future alliance in the makingAvid and Focusrite express their joint commitment to a common mission: to provide Pro Tools users with the best possible audio interface and DAW experience.
Avid® and Focusrite have a history of industry-shaping collaborations, from the world’s first plug-ins to feature a fully skeuomorphic GUI (D2 and D3), to the original Focusrite-designed Mbox® interface that brought Avid Pro Tools® software to the masses, and Control|24TM, Avid’s first mid-format console. Twenty-one years after that first collaboration, Avid and Focusrite are in deep discussions once more, the results of which they look forward to announcing soon.
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Kodak and Sundance Institute Collaborate To Support Independent Filmmakers
Kodak and Sundance Institute are collaborating to support the Institute’s preservation efforts while also supporting independent filmmakers who are using motion picture film. As part of the new alliance, Kodak is providing film to the Sundance Institute’s Archives, which hosts a wealth of images, tapes and artifacts preserved over its rich 35-year history. Kodak is also creating 35mm exhibition prints for filmmakers who originated their projects on film and those with features in the U.S. Competition categories at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival who want to screen a film print. Additionally, Kodak is offering Sundance Lab participants a 50% discount on film purchased for origination of their project.
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Kodak and Sundance Institute Collaborate
Kodak and Sundance Institute are collaborating to support the Institute’s preservation efforts while also supporting independent filmmakers who are using motion picture film. As part of the new alliance, Kodak is providing film to the Sundance Institute’s Archives, which hosts a wealth of images, tapes and artifacts preserved over its rich 35-year history. Kodak is also creating 35mm exhibition prints for filmmakers who originated their projects on film and those with features in the U.S. Competition categories at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival who want to screen a film print. Additionally, Kodak is offering Sundance Lab participants a 50% discount on film purchased for origination of their project.
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Avid Marketplace Continues to Build Momentum as More Connectivity Partners Join the Avid App Store
News: Avid Marketplace Continues to Build Momentum as More Connectivity Partners Join the Avid App Store Pro Tools, Media Composer, and VENUE Customers Can Easily Access a Growing List of Certified Effects, Sound Processing, Utility, and Instrument Plug-Ins From the Avid Marketplace
NAMM (Hall A, Booth #6400) -- Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced continued momentum for the Avid Marketplace, with a significant number of industry-leading 3rd party software developers joining the Avid Connectivity Partner Program and making their AAX audio plug-ins available for sale through the Avid Store. Customers can now find, buy, and rent an ever-increasing range of certified audio plug-ins, enabling them to explore new creative possibilities and produce the best-sounding mixes.
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Avid Delivers Groundbreaking Innovations for Audio, Fulfilling Key Promises of Avid Everywhere
News: Avid Delivers Groundbreaking Innovations for Audio, Fulfilling Key Promises of Avid EverywhereAt NAMM 2016, Avid Delivers Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools, an Expanded Avid Marketplace, Sibelius 8.1 Software, and More, Helping Audio Customers to Create, Collaborate, and Distribute Music in a Comprehensive Global Ecosystem
NAMM (Hall A, Booth #6400) -- Avid® (NASDAQ:AVID) today introduced several groundbreaking innovations for the audio industry, further delivering on key promises of Avid Everywhere™. These innovations, enabled by the Avid MediaCentral Platform, address the industry’s most critical issues, allowing content creators to connect with their audiences more powerfully, efficiently, and profitably.
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Avid Everywhere Momentum Continues With New Pro Tools | S6 2.1 Software and Innovative Mixing Modules
News: Avid Everywhere Momentum Continues With New Pro Tools | S6 2.1 Software and Innovative Mixing ModulesAvid Continues to Drive Innovation in Modern Pro Mixing
NAMM (Hall A, Booth #6400) -- Avid® (NASDAQ:AVID) today announced growing momentum of Avid Everywhere™ in the professional audio market, with nearly a thousand Pro Tools | S6 systems sold to leading studios and production facilities worldwide, including the renowned Sony Pictures Studios (Anthony Quinn Theater). Featuring a revolutionary modular design, S6 delivers superior ergonomics and intelligent studio control, providing an intuitive, immersive experience for the modern sound engineer. And with the release of version 2.1 software, the S6 Master Joystick Module, and announcement of the S6 Master Post Module, Avid is giving audio professionals even greater efficiency and flexibility so they can handle the most demanding projects and create their best work.
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Avid Introduces Sibelius 8.1 Notation Software, Making it Even Easier to Create Beautiful, Accurate Music Scores
Latest Sibelius Version Includes the Customer Community’s Most Requested Features, Allowing Composers to Create the Highest-Quality Music Scores Quickly and Easily
NAMM (Hall A, Booth #6400) -- Avid® (NASDAQ:AVID) today announced new Sibelius 8.1 music notation software, helping composers to create beautiful, accurate, easy-to-read scores more effortlessly than ever. As part of a series of regular updates delivered through Avid All Access Plans, Sibelius 8.1 introduces several of the customer community’s top requests, demonstrating Avid’s commitment to listening to the needs of customers, a key tenet of Avid Everywhere™.
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Avid Unveils Pro Tools 12.5 Software, Offering Early Access to Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools
News: Avid Unveils Pro Tools 12.5 Software, Offering Early Access to Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro ToolsAvid Cloud Collaboration Makes it Easy for Artists and Audio Professionals to Work Together on Projects From Any Location
NAMM (Hall A, Booth #6400) -- Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that the highly anticipated Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools is now available to select customers through an “Early Access” beta program. Avid Cloud Collaboration makes it easy for artists and audio professionals to compose, record, edit, and mix projects from any location worldwide, a key tenet of Avid Everywhere™. In support of this release, Avid also announced that the Artist Community, an online community designed to foster creative connections and opportunities for collaboration, is now open to everyone. Delivering on the promise to deliver more frequent innovation, Pro Tools 12.5 will represent the fifth software release in less than a year.
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VICON and ARTANIM announce strategic partnership to bring forward the next era of Immersive Virtual Reality combining VR glasses with motion capture.
VICON and ARTANIM announce strategic partnership to bring forward the next era of Immersive Virtual Reality combining VR glasses with motion capture
Artanim today announce that it has developed and is delivering a new technology allowing users to experience, physically interact, and collaborate in a virtual 3D environment using Vicon motion capture technology.
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TED2016 in Cinemas - Speakers Announced - 1.15.16
News: TED2016 in Cinemas - Speakers Announced - 1.15.16February 15 LIVEEvent in Local Movie Theaters Presented by Fathom Events and BY Experience in Partnership with TED
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It’s Not Rocket Science launches with The Foundry software
Commander Chris Hadfield’s animated series teaches science through comedy
The new comedy science animation show—It’s Not Rocket Science—is a 10-episode series that has been developed using solutions and tools from leading creative software developer The Foundry. Created by retired Canadian astronaut and commander of the International Space Station Chris Hadfield, together with his son Evan, the series seeks to address current issues and misunderstood science topics, from vaccinations to climate change. An animated Commander Hadfield and his space pug Albert will use humorous narrative and anecdotes to educate viewers of all ages. The series was animated by D.C. Turner and Tracy King, the team behind the viral sensation Tim Minchin’s Storm, using a number of solutions from The Foundry. Mischief, a pen-based sketching application was used for all the concept drawing, storyboarding, mind mapping and music planning, while FLIX, The Foundry’s visual story development tool was used to create the storyboard build. Turner and King also used MODO, the 3D modeling, animation, effects and rendering package, and NUKE, a node-based digital composting application.
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Society of Camera Operators 2016 Awards Honorees and Nominees
News: Society of Camera Operators 2016 Awards Honorees and NomineesThe Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announces the complete list of recipients and nominees for their Lifetime Achievement Awards on February 6, 2016 at Paramount Studios:
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Nominees Announced for Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Ceremony to Take Place February 20, 2016 at Paramount Studios Johnny Depp to Present Lifetime Achievement Awards
Nominees for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) in 23 categories honoring make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater were announced today by MUAHS President Sue Cabral-Ebert. Winners will be revealed during the black-tie annual MUAHS Guild Awards ceremony, hosted by comedian Loni Love, on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Paramount Studios. M.A.C. Cosmetics is the official host of the cocktail party.
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SMPTE® Awarded Technology & Engineering Emmy® Statuette; SMPTE Member Chuck Pagano Earns NATAS Lifetime Achievement Award
Society Is Among Industry Leaders Recognized for Their Work on 'Standardization and Pioneering Development of Non-Live Broadband Captioning'
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has awarded SMPTE an Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering for its work on "Standardization and Pioneering Development of Non-Live Broadband Captioning." The award was presented to SMPTE, Netflix, Home Box Office (HBO), Telestream, and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) during the 67th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards ceremony, which was held Jan. 8 in Las Vegas in conjunction with the international Consumer Electronics Show (CES). SMPTE Member Chuck Pagano, a pioneer with ESPN and the 2013 winner of SMPTE's prestigious David Sarnoff Medal, was recognized with a NATAS Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Google Partnership with Miami International Film Festival
News: Google Partnership with Miami International Film FestivalGoogle Initiative on Gender and Race Leads New Highlights at Miami Dade College's 33rd Miami International Film Festival: Festival Also Unveils Dynamic Slate of Women Filmmakers Already Confirmed for Annual Festival, March 4 - 13, 2016
A unique partnership with Google on a new seminar series addressing gender and racial gaps in the film industry, particularly in technical cinematographic roles, is among new highlights unveiled today by Miami Dade College's Miami International Film Festival, as Festival organizers count down to the 33rd edition of the acclaimed annual event March 4 - 13, 2016. The Festival is the only major film festival produced and presented worldwide by a college or university.
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Piksel Partners with Jazz & Blues TV to Launch New International TV Channel
News: Piksel Partners with Jazz & Blues TV to Launch New International TV Channel· Piksel teams up with Jazz & Blues TV to launch first ever global digital TV channel dedicated to jazz and blues music
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Sixty to Launch Ease Live Integration with Ross Video´s XPression and DashBoard
News: Sixty to Launch Ease Live Integration with Ross Video´s XPression and DashBoardTV experience company Sixty has announced that its recently-launched interactive graphics solution Ease Live is now fully integrated with Ross Video’s broadcast graphics system XPression and DashBoard.
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TEDx Organizers For Vail, Co, And San Francisco Events Turn To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Audiovisual Animation Projects
News: TEDx Organizers For Vail, Co, And San Francisco Events Turn To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Audiovisual Animation ProjectsStudents within Cogswell College’s innovative MediaWorks program were recently hired by organizers behind two TEDx Conferences to develop and produce original, short animated audiovisual communication projects promoting those two events.
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Dancing to the same tune: Matrixstore at BBC S&PP
News: Dancing to the same tune: Matrixstore at BBC S&PPThe inside track on how BBC Studios and Post Production uses Matrixstore within the post workflow for flagship BBC One entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing
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Avid Announces Changes to Board of Directors
News: Avid Announces Changes to Board of DirectorsBoard Elects Peter Westley as New Independent Director; George Billings to Retire
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) (“Avid” or the “Company”), a leading provider of digital media technologies for media organizations and independent professionals, today announced the election of a new independent director, Peter Westley,  Partner at Blum Capital Partners, L.P., to the Company's Board of Directors. The election of Mr. Westley resulted from a thorough process by the Company’s Nominating and Governance Committee in which the Committee sought input from several of its largest holders. Blum Capital Partners owns approximately 16.7% of the Company’s stock.1
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TEDx Organizers For Vail, Co, and San Francisco Events Turn To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Audiovisual Animation Projects
News: TEDx Organizers For Vail, Co, and San Francisco Events Turn To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Audiovisual Animation ProjectsStudents within Cogswell College’s innovative MediaWorks program were recently hired by organizers behind two TEDx Conferences to develop and produce original, short animated audiovisual communication projects promoting those two events.
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Avid Announces Preliminary 2015 Fourth Quarter Bookings to Exceed Expectations
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that it anticipates its 2015 fourth quarter bookings will exceed expectations implied by its previously issued guidance and will be an estimated $191 million, which is 21% higher than the top end of the level implied by its prior guidance and 25% higher than reported bookings for the fourth quarter of 2014. On a constant currency basis, estimated fourth quarter bookings of approximately $199 million were 23% higher than the top end of the level implied by its prior guidance and 28% higher than the constant currency bookings for the fourth quarter of 2014. For the full year, estimated reported bookings of $536 million and estimated constant currency bookings of $560 million were both 7% higher than the top end of the prior guidance.
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Stream TV Highlights First Ultra-D 4K Glasses-Free 3D Video
News: Stream TV Highlights First Ultra-D 4K Glasses-Free 3D VideoStream TV Networks™ will showcase the exceptional quality of Ultra-D™, its award-winning proprietary hardware and software solution that allows users to watch all of their content in fully adjustable 4K glasses-free 3D, at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Jan. 6-9. Ultra-D technology is currently being manufactured by Pegatron and is now shipping and available for pre-order from IZON TV.
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yU+co. Turns Downtown Los Angeles into a Mammoth Digital Playground for Grand Park and The Music Center's N.Y.E.L.A.
News: yU+co. Turns Downtown Los Angeles into a Mammoth Digital Playground for Grand Park and The Music Center's N.Y.E.L.A.In a first-of-its-kind immersive spectacle, dazzling digital imagery will appear to “bounce” between City Hall, the County Hall of Records and The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion as Los Angeles counts down to 2016.
On New Year’s Eve, three iconic buildings in downtown Los Angeles will provide the canvas for a projection mapping display unlike anything seen before. Part of the 3rd annual Grand Park + Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A., the breathtaking spectacle of morphing light, color, shape and sound will envelop—and sometimes appear to travel between—the facades of City Hall, the County Hall of Records and The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and celebrate Los Angeles as it joins other cities around the globe in ringing in the New Year.
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Avid Announces Groundbreaking Agreement With Sinclair to Transform the Newsroom
Innovative Commercial Approach and Unique Technology Deployment Model – Made Possible by Avid Everywhere – Helps Sinclair Cost-Effectively Keep Its News Operations at the Forefront of Technology for the Next Decade
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., the largest television station operator and leading local news provider in the United States, has chosen to standardize on Avid’s MediaCentral Platform, the centerpiece of the Avid Everywhere vision, to transform content creation and distribution workflows in every one of its 64 local news producing stations. This agreement represents a record-setting contract for Avid where the Company will deliver advanced end-to-end newsroom production and content management solutions under a ten-year comprehensive agreement that uniquely addresses Sinclair’s business needs, and in the process, replaces legacy technology from other vendors.
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Beast's Bryan Simpson Cuts New Music Video for Wavves
News: Beast's Bryan Simpson Cuts New Music Video for WavvesBeast Chicago’s Bryan Simpson recently edited the new music video “My Head Hurts” for Wavves, directed by Jack Wagner. The quick cuts underscore the band’s frenetic energy, weaving together live concert footage from their 2015 tour with shots of their behind-the-scenes antics.
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Preston Lee Launches New Production Venture, Sanctuary
News: Preston Lee Launches New Production Venture, SanctuaryFormer Über Content co-owner/executive producer Preston Lee has opened the doors to his new Culver City-based production company, Sanctuary.
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2016 HPA Tech Retreat Unveils Schedule
News: 2016 HPA Tech Retreat Unveils SchedulePreeminent Technology Event Takes Industry Leaders to The Desert for Exploration and Connection
The HPA® as unveiled its 2016 HPA Tech Retreat ® schedule. The Tech Retreat, now in its 22nd year, attracts a world-class roster of engineering, technology, creativity and business leaders who gather in the desert over the course of a week to confer on the trends and technologies of the future, while taking on the issues of the present from fresh perspectives. The Tech Retreat presents attendees the opportunity to access a wide range of in-depth information, enabling an informed view of future industry trajectories. The highly anticipated event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, near Palm Springs, CA, from February 15th to the 19th, 2016.
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Telestream's Wirecast Go Mobile Live Streaming App for iPhone Now Available from Apple App Store
News: Telestream's Wirecast Go Mobile Live Streaming App for iPhone Now Available from Apple App StoreWirecast Go lets iPhone users turn their device into a mobile broadcast studio; enables creation of live productions with professional look and feel to be sent directly to YouTube and other RTMP servers live
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that Wirecast Go, a mobile live streaming application that converts any iPhone into a live broadcast studio is now available for download from the Apple App store.
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12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival
News: 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Announces Winners 3-D SPACE, Stereo Sisters, and the LA 3-D Club are pleased to announce the winners of The 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival. The festival’s mission is to showcase the best independent stereoscopic 3-D filmmaking from around the world. This year’s fest took place on Dec 12th-13th, 2015 at the Downtown Independent theater in Los Angeles. The festival featured over 30 independent 3-D short films, 14 student produced films, 5 stereoscopic feature motion pictures, including the world theatrical premiere of the 3-D Film Archive’s digital restoration of 1954 war drama DRAGONFLY SQUADRON, an Emerging Technologies and Virtual Reality showcase, and the 56th Hollywood International Exhibition of Stereoscopic Photography.
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Bandito Brothers Invests in Avid Shared Storage to Enhance Collaboration Across Editing Applications
New Shared Storage System Powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform Delivers Flexible, Efficient Workflows for Feature Films and Commercials
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) announced today that leading Los Angeles-based media company Bandito Brothers has invested in Avid’s new shared storage system for creative teams to deliver the flexibility and efficiency it needs to handle any kind of project. Powered by the Avid MediaCentralTM Platform, the system enables the company’s creative teams to collaborate efficiently regardless of which editing application they use.
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Deluxe Awarded Three-Year Contract For Live NFL Content Distribution by MP & Silva
Deluxe’s Innovative Broadcast Delivery Network to Distribute NFL Content Digitally to Broadcasters Throughout Europe
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. , a leader in multi-platform digital content delivery services, today announced it has been awarded a three-year digital content distribution contract by MP & Silva to deliver live NFL games to broadcasters throughout Europe. Deluxe’s innovative IP-based platform MediaCloud is a cost-effective, highly robust IP distribution network that provides a fully managed digital content exchange platform for broadcasters and content owners to share live video around the world. MediaCloud enables European broadcasters to deliver NFL games throughout the region.
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Broadcasters set to complete move to IP by 2025
Broadcasters set to complete move to IP by 2025 More than one-third of broadcasters already using IP in live production
Research conducted by Futuresource Consulting, on behalf of Nevion has found that the use of IP within the broadcast environment is gaining momentum and predicts that broadcasters will be using IP for live production in the next 10 years.
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Israel’s Channel 2 Places Telestream Vantage at Heart of News Gathering Operations
News: Israel’s Channel 2 Places Telestream Vantage at Heart of News Gathering OperationsVantage media processing platform empowers high value digital production workflows at Israel’s leading news channel
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced the successful implementation of a major transcode farm, file-based content ingest platform and intelligent workflow automation system at Jerusalem-based broadcaster, Channel 2 News. Managed by leading Israeli systems integrator, Draco, the project sees the country’s leading news broadcaster moving away from tape-based production systems to a digital tapeless technology environment.
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Public Company Corning Turns To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Video
News: Public Company Corning Turns To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional VideoStudents within Cogswell College’s innovative MediaWorks program were recently retained by the Silicon Valley research group of one of America’s largest corporations, Corning, to develop and produce an original short video describing the operations and opportunities to work with the Corning West Technology Center (CWTC.)
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Sarofsky scales its editorial and VFX powers for "Ant-Man" Main-On-End Titles
News: Sarofsky scales its editorial and VFX powers for "Ant-Man" Main-On-End TitlesMarvel's "Ant-Man" directed by Peyton Reed released this week on Blu-ray and video-on-demand, featuring main-on-end titles created by design-driven production company Sarofsky. Today, company principal and executive creative director Erin Sarofsky and her colleagues are very proud to detail their work on the project.
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Customer Win for Object Matrix.
News: Customer Win for Object Matrix.ELIOTE to offer managed EVS services with MatrixStore nearline storage
Object Matrix, the leading provider of object based nearline storage to the media and entertainment industries today announces that Eliote, the Paris based provider of studio and post production services to the French broadcast market, has selected MatrixStore object storage to protect content in multi-site EVS live and fast-turnaround production driven workflows.
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King and Country Creates New On-Air Identity For Chiller
News: King and Country Creates New On-Air Identity For ChillerKing and Country (K&C), a full-service, design-centric production company has created the new on-air identity for horror network Chiller. The visually arresting rebrand package emphasizes Chiller's new mainstream horror/thriller content with the promise of compelling, high-quality entertainment – while still honoring the classic tagline, “Scary Good.”
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World Surf League Japan Streams Surfing's 'Dream Tour' Using ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K
News: World Surf League Japan Streams Surfing's 'Dream Tour' Using ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that the World Surf League Japan (WSL Japan) uses a Blackmagic ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K live production switcher, along with a number of other Blackmagic products, for the streaming and distribution of its surfing tournament worldwide.
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Tool of North America Signs Leigh Marling
News: Tool of North America Signs Leigh MarlingTool of North America today announced that it has signed live action director Leigh Marling to its roster.
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Microsoft's 343 Industries Deploys OptiTrack Mocap for 'Halo 5: Guardians'
News: Microsoft's 343 Industries Deploys OptiTrack Mocap for 'Halo 5: Guardians'OptiTrack Tech Tapped for Character Animation and Camera Tracking
Microsoft Studios’ 343 Industries, the leading force behind the wildly popular ‘Halo’ franchise, recently released “Halo 5: Guardians” to widespread critical acclaim. In preparation for the development of the latest installment, 343 Industries built out a new 50’ by 50’ motion capture stage outfitted with a state-of-the-art OptiTrack motion capture system. 50 Prime 41 cameras captured the live human performances and delivered the digital character animation data for in-game action and interactive cut-scenes.
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12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Schedule is online
News: 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Schedule is online3-D SPACE is pleased to announce the dates for the 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival, to be held on Saturday December 12th and Sunday, December 13th, 2015, at the Downtown Independent Theater. The festival will showcase a selection of new international 3-D shorts in competition, 3-D feature films, special presentations, the 56th Hollywood International Exhibition of Stereo Photography. Top award winning entries will receive prizes and the coveted LA 3-D Movie Festival ‘Ro-Man’ trophies.
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Alkemy X Signs International Director Bernie Roux To Company's Diverse Roster of Talents
News: Alkemy X Signs International Director Bernie Roux To Company's Diverse Roster of TalentsAlkemy X has welcomed international Director Bernie Roux to the company’s expanding roster of creative talent. Roux won a Bronze Lion earlier this year at the 2015 Cannes Advertising Festival for his breakthrough Samsonite campaign. Alkemy X represents Roux on the east coast and in the Midwest.
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Gearhouse Broadcast owner Gravity Media Group acquires Hyperactive Broadcast
Deal broadens Gravity Media Group’s services, markets and customer base
Gravity Media Group, the owner of worldwide broadcast services specialist Gearhouse Broadcast, has today announced the acquisition of Hyperactive Broadcast Limited, a UK-based provider of products and services for the outside broadcast, long-form television and feature film markets.
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Original Music Services Now Offered at PRG POST Along With Video Post-production and Production Solutions
News: Original Music Services Now Offered at PRG POST Along With Video Post-production and Production SolutionsAward-Winning Composer, Bruce Aronson, Joins New York Facility
PRG POST, a subsidiary of Production Resource Group, L.L.C. (PRG) the world’s leading provider of production solutions for events and entertainment, announced today that they will now offer original music creation on site as Bruce Aronson, renowned composer for film and television, has joined their New York studio. Aronson is available to write and record original music during the post-production and production processes. PRG POST is a video post-production facility and production center based in Midtown Manhattan.
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Oishii Creative Designs Vibrant On-Air Package For Sprout Brand Refresh
News: Oishii Creative Designs Vibrant On-Air Package For Sprout Brand RefreshNew Look Combines Live-Action & Animation to Celebrate Everyday Childhood Moments
Creative solutions company Oishii Creativerecently contributed to the brand refresh of preschool television network Sprout, whose new brand identity is highlighted by the tagline, “Free to Grow,” with a vibrant on-air look that combines live-action and motion graphics. Oishii Creative produced more than 60 promotional elements for the network refresh, including live-action spots, lower thirds, bumpers, IDs, end pages, transitions and promo toolkits.
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12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival
News: 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie FestivalFestival to feature program of international 3-D short films
3-D SPACE is pleased to announce the dates for the 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival, to be held on Saturday December 12th and Sunday, December 13th, 2015, at the Downtown Independent Theater. The festival will showcase a selection of new international 3-D shorts in competition, 3-D feature films, special presentations, the 56th Hollywood International Exhibition of Stereo Photography. Top award winning entries will receive prizes and the coveted LA 3-D Movie Festival ‘Ro-Man’ trophies.
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Adorama and CBS RADIO New York Team Up to Present the “Adorama Live Theatre”
News: Adorama and CBS RADIO New York Team Up to Present the “Adorama Live Theatre”Grand Opening Event to Feature Grammy Award-Winning Band Train on November 24
New York City-based broadcast studio and event space from Adorama and CBS RADIO showcases the latest professional audio gear in action through live events and performances
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UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor 30 & 60 Second Spots
News: UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor 30 & 60 Second SpotsUFC 194: Aldo vs McGregor (Premiered During UFC 193
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Telestream Wirecast Launches New Live Webcasting Capabilities with Onstream Media’s VisualWebcaster
News: Telestream Wirecast Launches New Live Webcasting Capabilities with Onstream Media’s VisualWebcasterOnstream Media and Wirecast are now fully integrated, making it easy for A/V producers to stream content from Wirecast to VisualWebcaster and profit in the highly lucrative webcasting market
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, is teaming up with Onstream Media, a leading provider of high-end webcasting solutions. This integration puts direct access of Onstream’s VisualWebcaster into Telestream’s Wirecast live streaming production software.
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Reel FX Adds Creative Director Colin McGreal
News: Reel FX Adds Creative Director Colin McGrealDigital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica has added Colin McGreal as Creative Director. McGreal is a versatile creative director and designer with over two decades of branded content experience working with such top clients as Verizon, American Express, Ford, Samsung, Wendy’s, Goodyear, Toyota and Time Warner Cable, among numerous others. Fusing a vast knowledge of filmmaking and technical processes, he is capable of both leveraging his background to collaborate with creative teams and fully executing projects from start to finish. McGreal most recently worked as Creative Director on Reel FX’s Hunger Games VR Experience for Lionsgate/Samsung, which launched during NY Comic-Con. His other Reel FX VR work includes the “You vs. Sharapova” Virtual Reality experience for American Express, which launched at the 2015 US Open, and the Pacific Rim Jaeger Pilot VR Experience for Legendary Pictures.
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SIXTY Ease Live Integrates with Vizrt's Viz Artist and Viz Trio for Interactive Graphics
News: SIXTY Ease Live Integrates with Vizrt's Viz Artist and Viz Trio for Interactive GraphicsTV Experience Company SIXTY announced that its Ease Live interactive graphics solution fully integrates with Vizrt’s Viz Artist and Viz Trio  for online and broadcast graphics applications.
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Roger Designs Family Jr. Brand with New Logo & On-Air Package
News: Roger Designs Family Jr. Brand with New Logo & On-Air PackageCanadian Children’s Network Gets a Smart, Playful Look Inspired by Imagination
Creative production studio Roger has rebranded the new Canadian preschool network Family Jr., part of DHX Television’s suite of channels. The realigned network and its French-language counterpart, Télémagino, are geared towards children ages two to five.
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Ncam showcases live augmented reality capabilities at Inter BEE 2015
News: Ncam showcases live augmented reality capabilities at Inter BEE 2015Exhibiting with partner company Vitec Videocom, camera tracking specialist demonstrates the power of augmented reality technology
Ncam, the innovative developer of camera tracking technology, is showcasing the capabilities of live augmented reality in broadcast alongside partner company Vitec Videocom at Inter BEE 2015, stand 4205 (Makuhari Messe, Chiba City, Japan, 18–20 November).
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Syracuse University Implements Avid Workflow to Prepare Students for Future Success
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that one of the nation’s top communication schools, The Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, has embraced Avid Everywhere™ as part of an $18 million renovation. The school has implemented a workflow powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform for its studio production facilities at The Newhouse Studio and Innovation Center, to help prepare students for real-world production environments.
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Telestream and Cinnafilm Team Up To Tackle UHD Content Challenge
News: Telestream and Cinnafilm Team Up To Tackle UHD Content ChallengeVantage media processing platform now integrates both Tachyon and Dark Energy frame mechanics & standards conversion technology
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced an extension to its strategic collaboration with Cinnafilm®, a global leader in innovative video optimization solutions for television, film and multimedia delivery.
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Sue Cabral-Ebert Re-Elected as Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild President
The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE, Local 706) has announced results of its election for officers, the Board of Trustees and Executive Board. President Sue Cabral-Ebert, Business Representative Tommy Cole, Secretary-Treasurer John E. Jackson, Vice President Julie Socash and Sergeant-at-Arms Barbara Dally were all re-elected officers of IATSE Local 706. Vanessa Dionne has been newly elected as Recording Secretary. Cole and Ebert were voted for their fifth, three-year terms starting January 1, 2016.
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New Multi-Display Timeline Allowing Time Based Shows with Interactivity
News: New Multi-Display Timeline Allowing Time Based Shows with InteractivityShowlogix has succeeded to create a new Timeline object which can be placed as any other object on the workspace for creating interactive time based shows.
Showlogix, a developer of show and media control software, has released its version 1.6, designed for producing multi-display shows and interactive attractions in museums, visitor centers, trade shows, live shows etc.
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CCW 2015: FOR-A to Showcase Video Switcher, Signal Processor & Video Transmission Technology
News: CCW 2015: FOR-A to Showcase Video Switcher, Signal Processor & Video Transmission TechnologyFOR-A announces plans to exhibit at the upcoming Content and Communications World (CCW) Expo, taking place November 11-12 at the Javits Convention Center in New York. The company spotlight at the event will be on its popular video switchers and signal processors. As Fujitsu’s exclusive North American distributor, FOR-A will also be showcasing Fujitsu encoding and decoding technology at CCW within Booth #816.
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Telestream to Feature File-based Workflow Solutions at CCW+SATCON
News: Telestream to Feature File-based Workflow Solutions at CCW+SATCONShowcasing IMF workflow support in Vantage, new Vantage panel for Adobe Premiere Pro CC, and latest versions of MacCaption and CaptionMaker
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, will demonstrate its file-based media products in booth 1139 at CCW + SATCON taking place at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, November 11 – 12, 2015.
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FotoKem Grades and Edits Pilot for "Ash vs Evil Dead" Using DaVinci Resolve
News: FotoKem Grades and Edits Pilot for "Ash vs Evil Dead" Using DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that FotoKem used DaVinci Resolve for grading and online editing of the pilot of Starz Network’s hugely anticipated new “Ash vs Evil Dead” TV series.
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Avid Everywhere Prepares Tomorrow’s Filmmakers for Success at the Savannah Film Festival
Avid Hosts Panel and Master Class Featuring Award-Winning Industry Professionals Dan Lebental and Steven Ticknor to Help Nurture the Next Generation of Creative Talent
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) announced today its support of this year’s prestigious Savannah Film Festival, organized by the Savannah College of Arts & Design (SCAD). To help prepare the next generation of creative professionals to thrive in today’s challenging media environment, Avid sponsored this year’s festival, and hosted a panel and master class featuring film editor Dan Lebental (Ant-Man, Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man, Iron Man 2), and supervising sound editor Steven Ticknor (Total Recall, The Lincoln Lawyer, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Spider-Man).
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MAKE-UP ARTISTS & HAIR STYLISTS GUILD Names Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
Make-up artist Ve Neill and hair stylist Yolanda Toussieng, both Oscar® and Emmy® winners, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (IATSE, Local 706) honoring both make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. The black tie event will be held Saturday, February 20, at Paramount Studios Theatre, Hollywood. The announcement was made today by Susan Cabral-Ebert, President of IATSE Local 706.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 'Seize Glory' Primes Gamers for New Release
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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Adopts Avid Everywhere for Annual Live Music Celebration in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park
Avid Customers Use Artist Suite Live Sound Tools to Record, Mix and Archive Performances by More Than 90 Artists Across Six Stages at the World-Class Festival
AES (Booth #718) >Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that live sound company Sound on Stage and recording systems provider Diablo Digital turned to Avid Everywhere™ to help produce the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Avid Artist Suite live sound, mixing and recording solutions helped overcome the daunting logistical challenges of providing sound support for quick changeovers and recording every single note for more than 90 artists at the three-day music festival.
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Telestream Acquires Cloud Encoding Specialist PandaStream and Launches Telestream Cloud
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced the acquisition of Cloud-based encoding provider, PandaStream. The result of a comprehensive investigation of key suppliers in the cloud-based encoding market, the acquisition accelerates Telestream’s strategy for providing cloud services to complement its on-premise solutions.
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SMPTE and CCW Partner to Address Session on Future
SMPTE President Robert Seidel to Moderate CCW Panel Including Rod Bogart of HBO, Katie Hinsen of Light Iron, and Hugo Gaggioni of Sony
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it is partnering with Content & Communications World (CCW) to produce a panel titled "The Road to High Dynamic Range: Finding Clarity" at CCW 2015, Nov. 11-12 at the Javits Center in New York City. During the session, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, a panel of industry leaders will explore and explain how future deployment of high dynamic range (HDR) technologies might progress.
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Calabash “Runs” With New Kid Cuisine Ad Featuring Updated Brand Character K.C. Penguin And “Hotel Transylvania 2” Tie-In
News: Calabash “Runs” With New Kid Cuisine Ad Featuring Updated Brand Character K.C. Penguin And “Hotel Transylvania 2” Tie-InStudio Teams With Agency Nickelodeon Creative Advertising, Directors Docter Twins And Post House Northern Lights For Entertaining New Spot For Popular Kids Meals
Whether it’s hungry kids or the creepy cast from “Hotel Transylvania 2” (Sony Pictures Animation), K.C. Penguin, the brand icon for KidCuisine kids meals, just can’t seem to get away.
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NewFilmmakers' Annual Los Angeles Video Product Event Comes to Hollywood Center Studios
News: NewFilmmakers' Annual Los Angeles Video Product Event Comes to Hollywood Center StudiosHistoric studio sets up temporary theater to screen emerging filmmakers’ visions of the City of LA.
Hollywood Center Studios recently played host to 21 up-and-coming filmmakers participating in The Los Angeles Video Project “What’s Your LA?” presented by NewFilmmakers Los Angeles. The annual event featured screenings of short films by storytellers evoking their Los Angeles experiences.
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AJA Ki Pro Rack Helps Journalists Boogie w/ the Peanuts Gang On-Camera at TIFF
Entertainment journalists got a chance to boogie with the Peanuts gang this fall during Fox's press screening of "The Peanuts Movie" at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Los Angeles based visual effects company BlueScreen LLC, working with Junket Productions and Fox, oversaw the on-site shoot, which captured 60 journalists dancing on-camera to Meghan Trainor's new song from the movie's soundtrack "Feels Better When I'm Dancing." The footage was composited live with a CG scene featuring a Soul Train dance line style of Peanuts characters, played back via AJA Ki Pro Rack. Each take was then recorded to CF cards, which Fox sent to press ahead of the film's debut for use in on-air segments about the movie.
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CCW 2015: FUJINON 4K Cabrio and Ultra HD Series Among Highlights
News: CCW 2015: FUJINON 4K Cabrio and Ultra HD Series Among HighlightsFUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division will showcase its new 4K Ultra HD Series and its 25-300mm Cabrio zoom lens with detachable drive unit at the upcoming Content & Communications World. The Optical Devices Division will exhibit in the FUJIFILM booth (#1454 and 1456) during the show which runs from November 11-12 in New York City’s Jacob Javits Center.
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SMPTE Publishes Study Group Report on High-Dynamic-Range (HDR) Imaging Ecosystem
Expert Report Addresses Gaps in Understanding and Standardization of HDR Technology, Offers Guidance on Implementation in Professional Media Workflows
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced at the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) the publication of the SMPTE study group (SG) report on the high-dynamic-range (HDR) imaging ecosystem. The work of 170 top international experts, the SMPTE SG report summarizes an extensive discussion on the implementation of HDR in professional media workflows and addresses key questions that will arise for industry members as they move forward in taking advantage of HDR technology. The report also offers recommendations for further HDR standardization efforts by SMPTE and other organizations.
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The Refinery AV Adds Matthew Hunt As VP of Games/Creative Director; Celebrates Big Night with Clio Key Art Award Wins
News: The Refinery AV Adds Matthew Hunt As VP of Games/Creative Director; Celebrates Big Night with Clio Key Art Award WinsAward-Winning Marketing Agency To Expand Its Gaming Footprint
The Refinery AV has added Matthew Hunt as VP of Games/Creative Director, a newly created position within the marketing agency. The announcement comes on the heels of The Refinery’s feted showing at the Clio Key Art Awards last night. The agency took home Silver honors for its short-form campaign for “Taken 3,” as well as five Bronze awards in various categories.
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Mixtape Club Puts A Ring On It; Expands Studio
News: Mixtape Club Puts A Ring On It; Expands StudioCreative Studio Bolsters Capabilities with Expanded Space & In-House Original Music and Licensing Arm
Integrated creative studio Mixtape Club has undergone a sweeping expansion that includes enlarged facilities and a newly forged partnership with longtime sister company Huma-Huma. The announcement comes on the heels of a benchmark year, including a slew of work with Google, as well as collaborations with ESPN, MoMA, and a music video for They Might Be Giants.
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Canon U.S.A. And Ron Howard Release Short Film, "The Rusted," Starring Josh Hutcherson And Jena Malone for Project Imagination: The Trailer
News: Canon U.S.A. And Ron Howard Release Short Film, "The Rusted," Starring Josh Hutcherson And Jena Malone for Project Imagination: The Trailer"THE RUSTED” is a Psychological Thriller Inspired by a College Student’s Trailer Submission for the Project Imagination Contest
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, debuts a new Hollywood short film, “The Rusted,” as part of Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer, a consumer contest helmed by Ron Howard who has championed Canon’s Project Imagination creative experiment since 2011. Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games”) chose one winning trailer created by Mark Mukherjee, a college student in Florida, as the inspirational foundation for “The Rusted,” a psychological thriller written and directed by Kat Candler (“Hellion”) starring Josh Hutcherson and Jena Malone (“The Hunger Games”).
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MPC Brings Monsters to Life for Sony Pictures' Hit, Goosebumps: Creating VFX, VR Adventure & Title Sequence
News: MPC Brings Monsters to Life for Sony Pictures' Hit, Goosebumps: Creating VFX, VR Adventure & Title SequenceFor the #1 movie in America, Sony Pictures’ Goosebumps, the Moving Picture Company delivered a wide range of work that started with over 700 VFX shots for the film and went on to include the film’s creative title sequence and an in-theater Virtual Reality adventure.
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Animatrik licenses Lightstorm Entertainment technology & breaks world record!
News: Animatrik licenses Lightstorm Entertainment technology & breaks world record!Animatrik licenses Giant from Lightstorm Entertainment Inc.
Animatrik, a leading provider of performance capture and virtual production solutions for film, television, games and animation, has officially licensed LEI/Giant technology from leading film production company Lightstorm Entertainment Inc.
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Telestream and Vigor Announce Technology Partnership to Enhance PitchBlue Platform
New Software Integration Developed to Further Streamline Operations at TV Stations
Telestream®, a leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions and Vigor, a leader in TV content distribution and ad insertion services, today announced a technology partnership designed to further streamline operations at TV stations.
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Big Block Creates ESPN Monday Night Football Graphics Package
News: Big Block Creates ESPN Monday Night Football Graphics PackageThe high energy MNF graphics package elevates the game and the senses
The 2015 season of ESPN’s Monday Night Football opened to a new graphics package designed by Big Block and ESPN Creative. Football fans were introduced to a historical show open created by ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports coverage, plus new graphics, animation, Team History bumps specific to each game and a redesigned MNF shield logo from the award-winning production and design studio Big Block.
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Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards Submissions Open
IATSE Local 706 Awards to be held Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Paramount Studios Theatre
Online submissions for the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild 2 Awards (IATSE Local 706) honoring outstanding achievements for make-up artists and hair stylists in motion pictures, television, commercials, and live theater will open October 13, 2015. Voting will also begin for Lifetime Achievement and Artisan Awards. Submissions and voting will be made online at http://www.local706.org/. This year's awards gala will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Paramount Studios Theatre. The official announcement came from IATSE Local 706 President Sue Cabral-Ebert.
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Green Day Docu "Heart Like a Hand Grenade" Cut by Beast's Dean Gonzalez
News: Green Day Docu "Heart Like a Hand Grenade" Cut by Beast's Dean Gonzalez“Heart Like a Hand Grenade,” the new documentary chronicling the making of Green Day’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning album “American Idiot,” is both a time capsule and an intimate profile. Shot and directed by John Roecker and edited by Beast’s Dean Gonzalez, the documentary opened in theaters across the U.S. on October 15 in line with Roecker’s original vision that the film not be released until at least ten years after the album’s debut.
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SolidAnim Goes Sky High with The Walk
SolidAnim, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, announced that Robert Zemeckis' critically-acclaimed film, The Walk, utilized SolidAnim's SolidTrack system for its' visfx pre-viz.
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SMPTE 2015 to Offer Rich Array of Sessions and Special Events
News: SMPTE 2015 to Offer Rich Array of Sessions and Special EventsHonors & Awards Ceremony and Dinner, Hosted by SMPTE's Sally-Ann D'Amato, to Include Live Music and Silent Auction
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, will complement the extensive program of technical sessions at the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) with a diverse blend of special events, also scheduled for Oct. 26-29 in Hollywood, California.
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Telestream Wirecast Helps the Town of Chatham Increase Municipal Transparency to Residents
News: Telestream Wirecast Helps the Town of Chatham Increase Municipal Transparency to ResidentsUsing Wirecast to record and post municipal meetings online delivered a 10x increase in views
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that Channel 18, the 24-hour government television station for the Town of Chatham, Massachusetts, adopted its Wirecast software as the town-wide system to record all municipal meetings and upload/archive them on the Town website. In doing so, the Town realized a 10x increase in the number of resident views of these meetings, significantly expanding local government transparency.
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Japanese Firm Rhizomatiks Research Uses ATEM 2M/E Production Studio 4K and ATEM Production Studio 4K for 'Next World Live'
Blackmagic Design today announced that Rhizomatiks Research, a cutting edge design firm which has created various interactive artworks for clients such as NIKE and HONDA, used Blackmagic Design’s ATEM Production Studio 4K, ATEM 2M/E Production Studio 4K and SmartView Duo on NHK’s “Next World Live” music show.
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the STUDIO Creates Show Open/Sponsor Reel For Recent ADCOLOR Industry Conference And Awards Show
News: the STUDIO Creates Show Open/Sponsor Reel For Recent ADCOLOR Industry Conference And Awards ShowElegant Two-Minute Video Sets The Tone For Important Event Focused On Diversity In The Creative Industry
Given the admirable goals of ADCOLOR’s Industry Conference and Awards show – to shine a spotlight on creative companies championing diversity and inclusion and fostering a community of professionals that supports and celebrates each other – it was important that the show open/sponsor reel that acknowledges the sponsors, visually capture that essence.
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Washington Square Films Signs Directing Duo Spielbergs (Alex Karpovsky and Teddy Blanks)
News: Washington Square Films Signs Directing Duo Spielbergs (Alex Karpovsky and Teddy Blanks)New York-based Washington Square Films has signed directing duo Spielbergs (Alex Karpovsky and Teddy Blanks), for their first commercial representation. The duo has already co-directed three music videos with the support of Washington Square Films, including videos for Tanlines (“Palace,” starring Natasha Lyonne, “Orange Is The New Black”) and RAC (“Back of the Car,” starring Sasheer Zamata, “Saturday Night Live”). The duo’s latest music video for Kopecky (“Talk to Me,” starring Michael Ian Black, Wet Hot American Summer) was released earlier this week.
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Method Studios Sets the Stage for "Halo 5: Guardians" with Apocalyptic Destruction in New TV Campaign
Working with Agency twofifteenmccann and Microsoft Xbox, Method Artists Deliver Complex Effects Introducing the Next Installment of the Halo Franchise
New commercials debuted this week for "Halo 5: Guardians" featuring devastation and destruction on a massive scale; scenes brought to life in part by extensive visual effects created by Method Studios in Los Angeles.
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Avid Everywhere Empowers AFI Students to Create Student Academy Award-Winning Films
News: Avid Everywhere Empowers AFI Students to Create Student Academy Award-Winning FilmsTalented Film Students Use Avid Artist Suite and Storage Suite Solutions to Create Engaging Films Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that students from the prestigious American Film Institute (AFI) embraced Avid EverywhereTM to create films that were honored at the 42nd Student Academy Awards® in Los Angeles. AFI students used Avid Artist® Suite and Storage Suite solutions to craft their films, which are now eligible for an Oscar®, including all three films that won the Narrative Award—This Way Up, Day One and Stealth.
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SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015)
SMPTE® 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) to Delve Into OTT, Cloud, and IP
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Oct. 26-29, in Hollywood, California, will feature an array of sessions dedicated to over-the-top (OTT), cloud, and IP (Internet Protocol)-based technology and services. During the SMPTE 2015 Industry Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 12:30 p.m., Ted Middleton, chief product officer at Verizon Digital Media Services, will make the keynote presentation titled "The TV Everywhere Frontier — Where Broadcasting Meets the Internet."
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Livestream Enters the Switcher Market with Livestream Studio HD500: A Truly Portable All-In-One Live HD Production Switcher
News: Livestream Enters the Switcher Market with Livestream Studio HD500: A Truly Portable All-In-One Live HD Production SwitcherExpanding its hardware offering, Livestream solidifies its position as a full-service solution for live video event production with free software version arriving early 2013
Livestream, the market leader for live event coverage, today introduces the Livestream Studio HD500, an all-in-one broadcast quality video switcher. The new hardware product features include:
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