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Xsens and Mindride Help “Love Has No Labels” PSA Reach Over 85 Million Viewers
News: Xsens and Mindride Help “Love Has No Labels” PSA Reach Over 85 Million ViewersViral Ad’s X-Ray Skeleton Effects Brought to Life with Wireless Motion Capture System
With 85 million views and counting, “Love Has No Labels” is a bonafide hit. While its message of unbiased love helped make this video go viral, the technical effects were just as potent. Pairing people with Xsens mocap sensors, experiential design firm Mindride was able to take their 3D skeletons out for a live event. No strings, no wires, no problem.
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Bringing Meaning to Chappie's Colour
News: Bringing Meaning to Chappie's ColourSKYLAB designs an integrated ACES colour workflow with FilmLight’s BLG and Baselight grading system
Leading post-house, SKYLAB, recently developed an innovative new workflow to tightly integrate creative grading with both editorial and VFX for Neill Blomkamp’s new movie, Chappie. Working with visual effects studio, Image Engine, the team created a seamless feature-finishing architecture which took advantage of FilmLight’s BLG file format, Baselight and Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) technology.
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Atomos Shogun Adds Free Functionality for Filmmakers
The Atomos Shogun, already widely acclaimed as the industry's premier 4K Monitor Recorder, gains a multitude of exciting new features available immediately as a free firmware update.
In the space of only 3 months, the Atomos Shogun has quickly cemented itself as the indispensable tool for filmmakers. It is the only product on the market that combines a 4K ProRes 10-bit recorder, 1920 x 1200 high pixel density monitor, professional balanced XLR audio and seamless conversion between HDMI & HD-SDI workflows all housed within a lightweight, durable polycarbonate/ABS body. With AtomOS6.2 firmware released today, the impressive feature list continues to expand, with functionality improvements to enhance the recording, playback & monitoring capability.
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Film Riot's Epic Summer Film Project
Connolly Teams Up with Indie Filmmakers Seth Worley and Andrew Kramer for “Epic Summer” of New Short Films and Complete Behind-the-Scenes Series
Film Riot (https://www.youtube.com/user/filmriot/featured) and Triune Films founder/creator, Ryan Connolly, announced today the launch of “Film Riot’s Epic Summer,” a three month film project created to showcase the work of three up-and-coming indie film directors. For this ambitious event, Connolly is teaming up with Andrew Kramer - renown among the filmmaker community and the creator of Video Copilot; and Seth Worley, who has earned national acclaim for his work with Red Giant Films and such viral indie films as "Plot Device" and the recent sensation, “Old/New” featuring narration by Patton Oswald.
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Latest ARRI Press Releases -Master Anamorphic Flare Sets
News: Latest ARRI Press Releases -Master Anamorphic Flare SetsThe new ARRI Master Anamorphic Flare Sets are highly versatile and economical accessories for the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lens series. Each of the seven Master Anamorphic focal lengths has its own specific flare set, comprising easily replaceable front and rear glass elements that can be used individually or in combination to provide the lens with three additional looks for enriched on-set creativity.
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ARRI ANNOUNCES NEW ALEXA SXT CAMERAS
News: ARRI ANNOUNCES NEW ALEXA SXT CAMERASARRI’s new ALEXA SXT (Super Xtended Technology) cameras represent the next exciting step in the continuing evolution of the ALEXA family. Retaining the rock-solid foundation on which ALEXA is built, ALEXA SXT cameras additionally offer ProRes 4K recording, improved image quality, powerful color management and three fully independent HD-SDI outputs.
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Brewster Parsons Completes Color & Finish for Ad Council's New
Award-winning Brewster Parsons completed Color & Finish for the PSA from Ad Council, “Love Has No Labels.” Challenging everyone to “Rethink Bias,” the new spot features a series of “loved ones” who prove that the power of love transcends gender, race, age, special needs, ethnicity, etc.
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Juniper Jones Creates New On-Air Identity For Spike
News: Juniper Jones Creates New On-Air Identity For SpikeBranding and creative agency Juniper Jones has completed the new on-air identity in concert with the creative team at Spike. The entertainment cable network unveiled its new look - and tagline "Spike: The Ones To Watch" - at its annual upfront presentation on March 3rd, the same day it went live on-air.
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Beast Adds Astrid Downs as Executive Producer
News: Beast Adds Astrid Downs as Executive ProducerCreative editorial company Beast has hired Executive Producer Astrid Downs to oversee projects for its Santa Monica office. Downs comes to Beast with a well-rounded background gained from working across production and post production for over a decade.
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IKA Collective Produces Emotional Launch Campaign For Discovery Life Channel
News: IKA Collective Produces Emotional Launch Campaign For Discovery Life ChannelDirector Ian Karr Captures Real Life Drama In Powerful POV :60 Image Spot
How do you capture the arc of a life in 60 seconds? That was the challenge Director Ian Karr and creative boutique IKA Collective were asked with for the debut of Discovery Life Channel. The :60 image spot, “Love Every Step,” captures the life story of a young woman from childhood to the birth of her own daughter. Using an immersive POV style, the campaign pushes the limits of technology while pulling on our heartstrings.
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Animated Short Danny and The Wild Bunch/Nice Shoes/Color + VFX
News: Animated Short Danny and The Wild Bunch/Nice Shoes/Color + VFXNice Shoes’ Malfitano and Winter Employ Efficient Color and VFX Workflow for Festival-Winning Short Danny and The Wild Bunch
Nice Shoes Creative Studio helped filmmaker Robert Rugan and producer Molly Mayeux, bring Rugan’s short film “Danny and the Wild Bunch” to life with a collaboration with the studio’s lead compositor Adrian Winter and colorist Sal Malfitano. The film stars Rob Tepper as Danny and Nora Zehetner as a children’s book author who is told that her new manuscript needs to be 'darker', but when her revisions enrage the characters in the book, they come to life to make some changes of their own.
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Alkemy X Talks Creative Behind 'The Leftovers.'
News: Alkemy X Talks Creative Behind 'The Leftovers.'The Leftovers Move Forward
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Lucky 21's Tom Ryan Makes The New Buttery Jack(TM) Sizzle For Agency David&Goliath
News: Lucky 21's Tom Ryan Makes The New Buttery Jack(TM) Sizzle For Agency David&GoliathFor years, Jack has been the boss at Jack in the Box. Now, he’s ditching his suit and tie and mounting his vintage motorcycle to find better. He’s determined and inspired to create something legendary. It’s with this New Buttery Jack Burger that Lucky 21 director Tom Ryan came in to this picture. Tom Ryan’s expertise is making food a visual hero.
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Thayer Jester Named Vice President of Business Development at Stargate Studios
News: Thayer Jester Named Vice President of Business Development at Stargate StudiosStargate Studios, the global, award-winning production company specializing in virtual production and visual effects, has announced that sales and marketing specialist Thayer Jester has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. Ms. Jester's responsibilities will include developing new business opportunities and strategic relationships for Stargate in the North American Market.
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Filmmakers depend on Codex for Marvel’s Agent Carter TV series
News: Filmmakers depend on Codex for Marvel’s Agent Carter TV seriesCodex supports first ARRIRAW workflow on TV series
Codex , the industry leader in high-end digital recording and workflow equipment for motion picture and TV production, today revealed how Codex equipment is playing a key role in the making of the hit ABC television series Marvel’s Agent Carter. Codex has provided digital recording for director of photography Gabriel Beristain’s cameras, and has consulted with visual effects supervisor Sheena Duggal on the lens mapping, to assist VFX production. According to Duggal, this is the first TV show to use ARRIRAW for main unit photography. Marvel’s Agent Carter marks the first time an ARRIRAW workflow has been used extensively in series television.
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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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2015 Marks Significant VFX Expansion For SPLICE®; Creative Studio Welcomes VFX Artist Chris Rainey
News: 2015 Marks Significant VFX Expansion For SPLICE®; Creative Studio Welcomes VFX Artist Chris RaineyIn addition to the recent expansion of its visual effects capabilities, the award-winning creative studio SPLICE® is responding to increased demand for its VFX services by adding to its roster of the best and brightest. The latest addition to the team is VFX Artist Chris Rainey.
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SUPER BOWL XLIX: NBC Sports, Bodega and Rodeo FX Get the Party Started with Carrie Underwood to Open Super Bowl XLIX
News: SUPER BOWL XLIX: NBC Sports, Bodega and Rodeo FX Get the Party Started with Carrie Underwood to Open Super Bowl XLIXNew York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega’s Emmy Award-winning creative director Haley Geffen teamed up with NBC Sports Group and NBC Sports VP Creative Director/Director Tripp Dixon and Rodeo FX to create the high-energy opening for Super Bowl XLIX, held last night. The open, featuring Carrie Underwood in a virtual Phoenix stadium, set the thrilling and star-studded stage for the matchup between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at Arizona’s University of Phoenix Stadium.
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Awards News - Marshland leads the Spanish Academy with 17 Goyas
News: Awards News - Marshland leads the Spanish Academy with 17 GoyasPost produced entirely using SGO's Mistika, suspense thriller Marshland is Spain's film of the year, nominated for seventeen Goya Awards. Best Special Effects nominee for his role as colorist and digital effects supervisor, Juan Ventura Pecellín remarked, Mistika's impressive capabilities helped us to achieve a 100% realistic look which was nothing less than spectacular.”
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CommitteeLA Teams with Brewster Parsons & EXILE for Wix.com's Super Bowl Campaign Featuring NFL Stars
News: CommitteeLA Teams with Brewster Parsons & EXILE for Wix.com's Super Bowl Campaign Featuring NFL StarsCommitteeLA turned to Brewster Parsons, the award-winning visual effects, CG & design studio, and EXILE Editorial for their social media-driven Super Bowl campaign for Wix.com. Featuring former NFL players and their new careers after retirement, the Wix.com campaign has been teased out via social media before the big game with the final spot being unveiled on Super Bowl Sunday.
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Sundance Film “Being Evel” Completed Using Blackmagic Cameras, Teranex and DaVinci Resolve
News: Sundance Film “Being Evel” Completed Using Blackmagic Cameras, Teranex and DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that the film “Being Evel” was shot using Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, and post production was completed using Teranex 2D Processors and DaVinci Resolve. Co created by “Jackass” star Johnny Knoxville, along with director, co creator and Oscar winner Daniel Junge, the documentary will make its world premier at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
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Leading Visualization House PROOF Provides Previs and Postvis Services to "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," Two Films Oscar Nominated for "Best Visual Effects"
News: Leading Visualization House PROOF Provides Previs and Postvis Services to "Guardians of the Galaxy" and  "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," Two Films Oscar Nominated for "Best Visual Effects"Proof Inc., one of the film industry's leading visualization houses, provided extensive previs and postvis services to two major feature films which have just been Oscar nominated for Best Visual Effects for 2014: “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”
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MASTERSFX Earns Visual Effects Society Award Nomination for "Outstanding Visual Effects" For Second Season of "Hemlock Grove"
News: MASTERSFX Earns Visual Effects Society Award Nomination for "Outstanding Visual Effects" For Second Season of "Hemlock Grove"(
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HOLLYWOOD COSTUME Exhibition Shines with ARRI L-Series
News: HOLLYWOOD COSTUME Exhibition Shines with ARRI L-SeriesARRI is proud to support the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' groundbreaking multimedia exhibition HOLLYWOOD COSTUME in Los Angeles with over 25 L-Series LED Fresnels. Curated by costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis, the show takes visitors on a journey that tells the story of costume design from early Charlie Chaplin to MAN OF STEEL. Lighting Designer Trevor Stirlin Burk was tapped to enhance the exhibition by illuminating the costumes and environment. Watch this video for an exclusive look at HOLLYWOOD COSTUME and listen to Burk explain how it was lit with the ARRI L-Series.
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Wondersmith launches as creative production company serving agencies and brands worldwide.
Two accomplished creative industry executives are very proud to announce the official launch of their new creative production company that's focused on serving agencies and brands worldwide.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2015 Board of Directors Officers; Mike Chambers Elected as Board Chair
News: Visual Effects Society Announces its 2015 Board of Directors Officers; Mike Chambers Elected as Board ChairMike Chambers Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2015 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2015 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was elected as Board Chair.
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Company 3 Uses DaVinci Resolve to Grade Ridley Scott’s 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'
News: Company 3 Uses DaVinci Resolve to Grade Ridley Scott’s 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve was used at Deluxe Creative Services' Company 3 by colorist Stephen Nakamura to grade 20th Century Fox’s epic adventure “Exodus: Gods and Kings.”
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The Look invests in second Pablo Rio system for 4K color and finishing
News: The Look invests in second Pablo Rio system for 4K color and finishingLondon high-end picture post facility boosts its 4K workflow with Quantel
Leading Soho-based high-end picture post facility, The Look, has purchased a second Quantel Pablo Rio 4K high quality color and finishing system. The Pablo Rio will operate alongside the facility's existing Pablo Rio 4K and Pablo systems to form the backbone of its longform and trailer work. In 2014, the facility worked on over 40 cinema trailers, 8 feature films, highly acclaimed TV drama 'Quirke' for BBC One, as well as commercials for major brands such as Hiscox and Google.
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Digital Domain Visual Effects Tools MOVA And Drop Receive Academy Awards®
Scientific and Technical Awards Committee honor the two groundbreaking technologies
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday, January 13 its recipients for the Scientific and Technical Awards. Among the honorees were the technologies only available at Digital Domain, MOVA, the facial performance capture system and Drop, the large scale destruction toolkit. Each year the Academy honors the behind the scenes innovations that have demonstrated over time a proven track record of making, significant contributions to and improving the process of, making motion pictures.
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CrewCuts taps XenData to manage robotic LTO library
XenData’s SX-522 Archive Server manages a robotic LTO library to provide a collaborative storage environment for Crew Cuts
XenData, the global provider of digital video archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, today announced that Crew Cuts, a full-service post-production house, has installed a XenData SX-522 Archive Server managing a robotic LTO library to help upgrade and automate its complete workflow. The new server and library have permitted Crew Cuts to achieve greater efficiencies and create a very dynamic and collaborative environment.
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NEWS: Visual Effects Society Announces Nominees for 13th Annual VES Awards
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Leads the Feature Film Nominations; Big Hero 6 and The Boxtrolls are Top Animated Film Contenders; Game of Thrones Leads the Broadcast Field
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, announced the nominees for the 13th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on-the-keys artists who bring this work to life. Nominees were selected by VES members via events hosted by its nine sections - Australia, Bay Area, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, New Zealand, Toronto and Vancouver. The VES Awards will be held on February 4th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Press Release: Big Block and Digitas Go On The Road for GMC.com
News: Press Release: Big Block and Digitas Go On The Road for GMC.comBig Block Brings Innovative Design and Filming Techniques To Digital Launch of 2015 GMC Sierra HD
Big Block and Digitas Boston were in high gear for the online launch of GMC’s 2015 Sierra 2500 Denali HD truck. It was essential that the design and content of their collaboration on GMC’s digital marketing for the Denali HD capture the attitude, refined luxury and powerful capabilities of this upper echelon brand for a sophisticated buyer demographic.
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Audio/Visual Firm Emergency Production Purchases FOR-A HVS-100 Portable Video Switcher
News: Audio/Visual Firm Emergency Production Purchases FOR-A HVS-100 Portable Video SwitcherFOR-A America announces that Rhode Island-based event production and rental company Emergency Production recently purchased its HVS-100 portable video switcher. As the preferred labor provider for a number of New England’s premier events, Emergency Production has begun to rely on the HVS-100 in its video production, and is very happy with the switcher’s performance.
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AlphaDogs In Pursuit Of New Religion
News: AlphaDogs In Pursuit Of New ReligionAlphaDogs is pleased to announce completion of color correction services for MTV’s True Life: I’m Breaking Up With My Religion. Executive Produced for MTV Networks by Sharon Liese, founder of Herizon Productions and Jon Kroll of Loveable Scoundrels Productions, the show follows three young people who decide to break away from their religions and pursue other doctrines, all for very different reasons.
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Brewster Parsons Takes On "Brave Frontier" For Gumi & Ignited
News: Brewster Parsons Takes On "Brave Frontier" For Gumi & IgnitedBrewster Parsons, the award-winning visual effects, CG & design studio, launched a new 30-second commercial for gumi Inc.’s hit mobile role-playing game (RPG) “Brave Frontier.” Collaborating closely with both ad agency Ignited in Los Angeles and client gumi Inc. in Tokyo, Japan, the team at Brewster Parsons stretched creatively to design a unique “Western Anime” look for the new project.
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Tampa Bay Lightning Drives Instant Replays of NHL Game Action with Tightrope
News: Tampa Bay Lightning Drives Instant Replays of NHL Game Action with TightropeNHL franchise finds operational value in ZEPLAY instant replay system’s speed, reliability, affordability and ergonomic design
The Tampa Bay Lightning is giving its fans at Amalie Arena more to follow beyond the high-intensity NHL action on the ice. As part of a recent $65 million renovation that includes a new production control room and the largest indoor video board in a North American arena, Tightrope Media Systems’ ZEPLAY slo-mo instant replay solution is delivering impactful, in-game highlights with the same lightning-fast speed as the front line.
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GenArts, Inc. Announces the Release of Sapphire 8
News: GenArts, Inc. Announces the Release of Sapphire 8With the completion of the Sapphire 8 public beta, GenArts, Inc. is excited to announce the official release of Sapphire 8 today.
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ChyronHego Technology Used to Create Stunning Visual Effects for NBC's 'Peter Pan Live!'
News: ChyronHego Technology Used to Create Stunning Visual Effects for NBC's 'Peter Pan Live!'Lyric™ PRO, Mosaic™, and Virtual Placement Graphics Rendering and Tracking Solutions Offer Dependable and Flexible Capabilities in Dynamic Live Environment
ChyronHego's Lyric™ PRO advanced graphics creation software and Virtual Placement system played starring roles in NBC's "Peter Pan Live!," which aired to an estimated television viewing audience of more than 9 million on Dec. 4. Using Lyric PRO running on ChyronHego's Mosaic™ graphics platform, technicians created the animated character of Tinker Bell and manipulated her appearance and interaction with live actors during the broadcast. In addition, ChyronHego's Virtual Placement was used to place virtual graphics such as a starry night sky and an oceanscape into the live broadcast stream, which created a seamless illusion for home viewers of the characters' travels to Neverland.
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AlphaDogs Blasts Off In Search Of Life On Mars tonight on The Discovery Channel
News: AlphaDogs Blasts Off In Search Of Life On Mars tonight on The Discovery ChannelThe fascination with the planet Mars has captivated audiences for decades. From Hollywood movies depicting Martians as inhabitants to actual scientific space exploration using robotic probes, the red planet has continued to be shrouded in mystery with no conclusive evidence of life ever having existed. In the new exciting documentary Red Planet Rover, new facts and findings will be unveiled with the results of Mars Curiosity rover’s first two years of explorations and finally answering the question “could life ever have existed here?” The documentary will air on The Discovery Channel, Thursday, December 18th at 10pm EST. [7pm or 10pm PST, depending on carrier. Check local lisitngs.)
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MAGIX Fastcut - Straight to the action
News: MAGIX Fastcut - Straight to the actionVideo editing optimized for action cams
Make every adventure truly unforgettable with MAGIX Fastcut: The new video editing software optimized for GoPro and other action cams. Anyone can use Fastcut's editing templates and extensive features, designed specifically for editing action cam footage, to make action-packed movies in no time at all. Regardless of whether you are a mountain biker, skier or surfer, Fastcut makes it possible for everyone to set the perfect stage for their adventures.
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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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Digital-Tutors Releases Free Tutorial on Making a Viral Video in After Effects
Viral Video’s After Effects Techniques Unveiled in Multi-Step Tutorial; Appeared on Reddit, Local News, and National Weather Outlets
The real or fake debate raged on recently after Digital-Tutors, the leading site for digital VFX training, released a fake meteor sighting video online.
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Blackmagic Production Camera 4K Used to Shoot Hilary Duff’s ‘All About You’ Music Video
News: Blackmagic Production Camera 4K Used to Shoot Hilary Duff’s ‘All About You’ Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that the Production Camera 4K and Cinema Camera were used to shoot Hilary Duff’s “All About You” lyric music video. The music video was shot by LA based production company Nightjar, which is helmed by brothers Felix and Julian Mack and specializes in creating multimedia content, including video, animation, editing and sound.
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SPLICE® Expands Creative Team; Welcomes VFX Supervisor Andrew Sagar
News: SPLICE® Expands Creative Team; Welcomes VFX Supervisor Andrew SagarCreative studio SPLICE® continues to expand its visual effects team by welcoming VFX Supervisor Andrew Sagar to the company. Last month, SPLICE® celebrated the launch of the newest season of the original documentary series “AMERICA UNEARTHED,” which features visual effects by SPLICE. Created and produced by Committee Films, “AMERICA UNEARTHED” has become the #1 series of all time for The History Channel’s H2. Sagar is collaborating on the new series and other projects for SPLICE. Sagar’s talent expands the visual effects capacity of SPLICE, as the company continues to grow its feature and episodic television visual effects team.
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Timber and Epoch Films' Matt Swanson Harness The Power Of "Bees" For San Diego Zoo and Agency M&C Saatchi
News: Timber and Epoch Films' Matt Swanson Harness The Power Of "Bees" For San Diego Zoo and Agency M&C Saatchi"Bees" is a surreal look at how children's imaginations are sparked through animal encounters - in this case, the Tiger Trail at San Diego Zoo's Safari Park. Director Matthew Swanson of Epoch Films teamed with Timber to bring the buzzworthy spot for the San Diego Zoo to life via agency M&C Saatchi.
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The Tiffen Company Releases Major Upgrade to Its Tiffen Dfx Digital Filter Suite
News: The Tiffen Company Releases Major Upgrade to Its Tiffen Dfx Digital Filter SuiteNew Tiffen Dfx 4 now also supports digital intermediate workflows; adds historical photographic processes and motion picture film stocks to its collection of features and capabilities
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, has announced the release of the highly-anticipated version 4 of the multiple award-winning Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite. A powerhouse among special effects software, Tiffen Dfx 4 delivers even more illustrious video and still image effects to its already extensive package. Version 4 adds OFX plug-in support, making it compatible with digital intermediate programs Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve and Assimilate Scratch, as well as the high-end Nuke visual effects program from The Foundry. The feature-rich Tiffen Dfx 4 upgrade also includes support for Sony Vegas NLEs as well as 12 new visual effects filters, 93 new historical photographic processes, 30 new motion picture film stocks, a dramatic speed increase in GPU acceleration, state-of-the-art floating point precision for a non-destructive workflow, and vivid Retina display support for Mac.
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Hooligan Welcomes Senior VFX Flame Artist Paul Marangos
News: Hooligan Welcomes Senior VFX Flame Artist Paul MarangosHooligan, a creative post-production boutique that specializes in artistic offline editing and visual effects, is pleased to announce the addition of Senior Visual Effects Flame Artist Paul Marangos. With 20+ years of post-production experience, Marangos notably spent eight years at VFX, design & animation powerhouse The Mill. He has already wrapped up several projects with Hooligan, including commercials for CITI and Match.com, and Indrani's short film "Crescendo," curated by Pepsi in conjunction with the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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For Indie Filmmakers Seeking to Capture the Look of a Major Feature, It’s All Relative When You’re Using a Canon EOS C100 Cinema Camera and a Selection of Canon Lenses
News: For Indie Filmmakers Seeking to Capture the Look of a Major Feature, It’s All Relative When You’re Using a Canon EOS C100 Cinema Camera and a Selection of Canon LensesCombining cinematic digital HD video capture with convenience and affordability, the EOS C100 Digital Cinema camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is an attractive choice for budget-conscious independent producers. Other filmmakers, however, report a preference for this camera regardless of budget, noting that its compact size, high mobility, outstanding low-light imaging capabilities, and compatibility with more than 70 Canon EF-series Photographic and Cinema lenses provide irresistible creative digital filmmaking potential. Such was the case with writer/director J.C. Khoury and director of photography Andreas von Scheele when they filmed their recent feature-length comedy/drama All Relative using two Canon EOS C100 cameras and an array of Canon lenses almost entirely within highly accessible locations in New York City and nearby suburban Westchester County.
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SATIS News: FilmLight's renderless, collaborative colour pipeline on show at SATIS 2014
News: SATIS News: FilmLight's renderless, collaborative colour pipeline on show at SATIS 2014Productivity and creativity for television production
FilmLight will use the 2014 SATIS exhibition to demonstrate how sophisticated, highly cost-effective colour grading can be used to both improve the look and speed up the production of television programming. In conjunction with local partner CTM Solutions, FilmLight will showcase its renderless metadata-based workflows through production and post.
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Technicolor-PostWorks Crafts a Period Look for "Stonehearst Asylum"
News: Technicolor-PostWorks Crafts a Period Look for "Stonehearst Asylum"New York post production facility provides editorial suites, color grading and other finishing services for stylish thriller based on an Edgar Allan Poe tale.
Technicolor-PostWorks New York provided post production services for Stonehearst Asylum, the new suspense film from Director Brad Anderson and Millennium Entertainment. The facility provided editorial systems and support to the production and also handled editorial conforming, color grading and deliverables.
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Large Hadron Collider On Collision Course With AlphaDogs
News: Large Hadron Collider On Collision Course With AlphaDogsFirst time director-producer Leland Montgomery had been stuck in an endless cycle of shooting and re-shooting his first web series for over nine months and was on the verge of giving up because the storyline wasn’t working. Just when he was about to throw in the towel, fellow collaborator on the series, Zoe Chao suggested they abandon all they had done, refocus the series and make little vignettes for each of the characters instead. Thus was born the new dramatic web series, God Particles. The story follows a damaged group of L.A. millennials suddenly facing what may be the end of the world in a disaster caused by the Large Hadron Collider. Forced to examine who they really are and the choices they’ve made, they find themselves lost and adrift in the face of the apocalypse.
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BBC Hit Daytime Drama Moving On Shot With Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
News: BBC Hit Daytime Drama Moving On Shot With Blackmagic Production Camera 4KBlackmagic Design today has announced that the long standing daytime drama Moving On has returned to BBC One for a new series and was filmed entirely on the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.
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Blur Cinematics for "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" Anniversary Release
News: Blur Cinematics for "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" Anniversary Release“Halo 2: Anniversary” Cinematics Reimagined to Immerse Fans Into Critically Acclaimed Story and Complement Re-mastered Gameplay from Developer 343 Industries
Blur Studio worked closely with 343 Industries to revitalize and retell some of the most iconic moments from the venerable "Halo" franchise for the anniversary release of "Halo: The Master Chief Collection."“Halo: The Master Chief Collection” offers the complete story of “Halo’s” legendary hero, the Master Chief, for the first time on one console, and Blur was brought in to refresh over forty characters and almost an hour’s worth of cinematic sequences from “Halo 2: Anniversary.”
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Motion-Imaging Industry Luminaries Recognized at SMPTE Honors & Awards Ceremony
News: Motion-Imaging Industry Luminaries Recognized at SMPTE Honors & Awards CeremonyThe Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the Society's top honors were conferred on Leonardo Chiariglione, George Lucas, John Logie Baird, and Ioan Allen at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony. Chiariglione and Lucas were given the Society's highest accolade, the status of Honorary Membership; Baird (1888-1946) was named to the Society's Honor Roll; and Allen was awarded the Progress Medal.
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News: FilmLight Discusses Colour from Set to Screen at Camerimage 2014
News: News: FilmLight Discusses Colour from Set to Screen at Camerimage 2014Daniele Siragusano, FilmLight’s workflow specialist, leads session on productive and creative workflows
FilmLight today announced that it will host a workshop entitled ‘BLG: Colour from Set to Screen’ at Camerimage 2014, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography . The session, which will take place on Sunday, 16 November at 15:30 in the Opera Nova Seminar Room, will be lead by Daniele Siragusano, FilmLight’s workflow specialist.
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Nice Shoes Creative Studio Beats The Clock for Timepop
News: Nice Shoes Creative Studio Beats The Clock for TimepopThumbspire, a mobile apps partner that works with mobile developers to increase their audiences via intensive data analysis, product optimization and marketing support, engaged the Nice Shoes Creative Studio to create a mobile campaign for the game Timepop. The objective of the campaign was to attract new gamers to Timepop, a game that challenges players to pop balloons in numerical order before the clock runs out. Nice Shoes Creative Director James Coulson devised the tagline “Pop against the clock” as well as four unique approaches to illustrate the addictive appeal of the game.
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ShootersINC Rebrands As Alkemy X
News: ShootersINC Rebrands As Alkemy XCommercial, Network Promo, Original Content, Branded Entertainment & VFX Production Company Positions Itself For Integrated Future
ShootersINC has re-named and re-branded as Alkemy X; positioning the Commercial, Network Promo, Original Content, Branded Entertainment and VFX production company for its integrated future. All divisions of ShootersINC including ShootersTV, ShootersNYC, DIVE & BIGSMACK fold into its new brand name: Alkemy X. The company has also expanded its space in New York and added a series of new talents including Vice President, Development for Content Don Sikorski, Executive Producer Susie Shuttleworth, Creative Director Bex Schwartz, and 3D Visual Effects Supervisor Dave Zeevalk.
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ROCCAT and Alienware Become Exclusive Partners
News: ROCCAT and Alienware Become Exclusive PartnersTwo of the biggest names in gaming peripherals and hardware combine creative forces
ROCCAT Studios proudly announces an exclusive partnership with legendary cornerstone in PC gaming greatness, Alienware. Together, ROCCAT and Alienware are bringing the first of their collaborative efforts to gaming fans the world over with the melding of Alienware’s incredible AlienFX lighting system, and some of ROCCAT’s most innovative peripherals, the Kone XTD, Isku FX and groundbreaking Tyon gaming mouse.
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News: Denzel Washington thriller finished on Baselight
News: News: Denzel Washington thriller finished on BaselightSony Pictures Colorworks completes final grade of The Equalizer in facility’s 4K DI theatres
The Equalizer, the new thriller from director Antoine Fuqua and starring Denzel Washington, was graded on Baselight EIGHT at Colorworks, the finishing facility on the Sony Pictures lot at Culver City. Colorist Doug Delaney worked throughout the project with the director Antione Fuqua, DoP Mauro Fiore and editor John Refoua to create a distinctive, atmospheric look, which served to drive the story forward.
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Nice Shoes Colors Critically-Acclaimed Indie Feature Heaven Knows What
News: Nice Shoes Colors Critically-Acclaimed Indie Feature Heaven Knows WhatFeature film Heaven Knows What, directed by Joshua and Benny Safdie, is an uncompromising portrayal of heroin addicts in New York City, based on the unpublished memoir of star Arielle Holmes. The film, which also stars Caleb Landry Jones, screened at the Venice Film Festival, Toronto International, Vancouver International, and just made its U.S. premiere at the New York Film Festival to critical acclaim. As the Safdie brothers prepared for the film’s festival run, they collaborated with Nice Shoes colorist Sal Malfitano to create the film’s final, gritty look. Heaven Knows What screens at the Tokyo International Film Festival October 26, 28 and 30th, and was recently picked up by TWC RADiUS for release in the second quarter of 2015.
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Encore Ups Thor Roos to VP, Business Strategy for Vancouver Office
News: Encore Ups Thor Roos to VP, Business Strategy for Vancouver OfficeEncore Senior Colorist Thor Roos is now Vice President of Business Strategy for the post production and VFX company’s Vancouver office, reporting to Encore Executive Vice President Bill Romeo.
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First Naval Air Reserve Unit Descends Upon AlphaDogs
News: First Naval Air Reserve Unit Descends Upon AlphaDogsThe humble beginnings of the United States military can be easily forgotten in today’s modern world where advanced military technology and drone strikes are becoming more prevalent and changing the face of warfare as we know it.
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Recorded with DPA Microphones
News: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Recorded with DPA MicrophonesCompany's tiny lavalier microphones allowed production sound mixer Simon Hayes to capture original dialogue at the point of shooting
Oscar-winning production sound mixer Simon Hayes relied on DPA Microphones to record Marvel’s film adaptation of Guardians of the Galaxy, directed by James Gunn. Hayes, who first used DPA lavalier microphones as production sound mixer for the film adaptation of MAMMA MIA! in 2008, has turned to DPA’s d:screet™ 4061 and 4071 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphones on every film he’s worked on since then, including Les Miserables and upcoming releases Tarzan, directed by David Yates and Kingsman: The Secret Service, directed by Matthew Vaughan.
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Behind-The-Scenes: Making of the new Glock G41 Commercial
News: Behind-The-Scenes: Making of the new Glock G41 CommercialModest, a commercial production company based in Atlanta, GA has just launched a behind-the-scenes video highlighting the making of a commercial for Glock's new G41 Gen4 Pistol. The special challenge was that the storyboards called for a pivotal scene to start on a crane 30-feet directly above two parked SUVs and ended 300-yards away at the moment the plane was breached, and the director wanted to shoot the entire thing in one shot.
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Blur Studio Brings Skylanders Trap Team™ to Life in New 72andSunny Campaign
News: Blur Studio Brings Skylanders Trap Team™ to Life in New 72andSunny Campaign“Inside the Trap” and “Trapping Kaos” Highlight Latest Installment of Activision’s Popular, Award-Winning Skylanders® Franchise
The characters and world of Skylanders received the Blur Studio treatment in two new :30 commercials produced by critically-acclaimed ad agency 72andSunny for Activision. With CG sequences helmed by Blur's Oscar-nominated director Jeff Fowler, "Inside the Trap" and "Trapping Kaos" feature an exciting new visual scope to bring Blur's special brand of high-octane storytelling to the imaginative world of Skylanders.
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humble Signs Director David Rosenbaum
News: humble Signs Director David Rosenbaumhumble today announced that David Rosenbaum has joined its directorial roster. Rosenbaum is an acclaimed director known for his technical savvy and adept skill at blending live action and CG. He joins humble from Caviar, where he wrote and directed sci-fi short film "The Trail's End" which recently premiered at the prestigious LA Shorts Fest.
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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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Calabash Animation Captures 3D Magic For Flutterbye
News: Calabash Animation Captures 3D Magic For FlutterbyeAward-Winning Animation Studio Blends CG With Live Action To Capture Fairytale World Of Popular Line Of Girls Toys
For toys as unique as the Flutterbye flying fairies, an equally dramatic ad is as important as double AA batteries. That’s why Spinmaster, makers of Flutterbye, reteamed with Calabash Animation to make “The Magic Is Brighter” – a new :30 ad that expertly blends CG animation and live action in a whimsical new spot aimed at girls whose eyes still widen at the thought of fairies and pixiedust.
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Arsenal FX Provides Dramatic Snow, Ice and Wintry VFX for New National Lexus Spot "The Point of All-Weather" Drive Through Team One
News: Arsenal FX Provides Dramatic Snow, Ice and Wintry VFX for New National Lexus Spot "The Point of All-Weather" Drive Through Team OneArsenal FX, a leading visual effects post production studio specializing in high end commercial finishing, has produced dramatic, weather-driven visual effects for a new national, 30-sec Lexus spot entitled “The Point of All-Weather Drive.” Arsenal FX worked directly with its client Team One. The new spot broke October 1st. The announcement was made today by Arsenal FX Executive Producer Ashley Hydrick.
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Sony Pictures Post Teams Tackle “The Equalizer”
News: Sony Pictures Post Teams Tackle “The Equalizer”Sony Pictures Post Production Services and Colorworks engage in close collaboration with Antoine Fuqua to ready new thriller for theaters.
Post production work for The Equalizer the new thriller from Director Antoine Fuqua and Columbia Pictures, was completed on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, California.
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AlphaDogs Celebrates The Lives Of Cultural Icons Timothy Leary & Ram Dass
News: AlphaDogs Celebrates The Lives Of Cultural Icons Timothy Leary & Ram DassBurbank based AlphaDogs Post Production is pleased to announce completion of work on the new provocative documentary, Dying To Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary. Producer/Director Gay Dillingham and Associate Producer, Michael Donnelly take viewers inside the lives of life-long companions and cultural icons, Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (Ram Dass) in the months preceding Leary’s death from cancer. Nineteen years in the making and narrated by Robert Redford with interviews spanning over 50 years, audiences are taken on an entertaining journey that celebrates the lives of two controversial complex characters. The film gives a new perspective on death and dying along with a rich history of how two Harvard professors became counter-culture icons and unlikely best friends. The world premiere of the film will be held on Saturday, October 4th at the Mill Valley Film Festival presented by the California Film Institute in San Rafael, CA.
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King And Country Creates Dynamic Spot For All-New Ford Transit
News: King And Country Creates Dynamic Spot For All-New Ford TransitAd agency Team Detroit recently called on production company King and Country (K&C) to produce an ambitious commercial for the 2015 Ford Transit. With a polished mixture of 3D animation, design and live-action, the 30-second piece, entitled “9 to 5’ers,” packs as much punch as the new iconic Ford utility van itself.
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Nice Shoes and BBDO Craft a Natural Look for CVS Rebrand
News: Nice Shoes and BBDO Craft a Natural Look for CVS RebrandBBDO put together an all-star team to produce “We Wish” and “Deep Breath,” the broadcast spots that launched the rebrand of CVS Caremark as CVS Health. Led by BBDO producer Regina lannuzzi, the team included RSA director Jake Scott, Crew Cuts editors Sherri Margulies and Danielle Sclafani, and Nice Shoes colorist Chris Ryan.
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GameSoundCon Speakers And Attendees To Be Interviewed For Documentary Beep
New film documents game sound & music from the mechanical arcades through to today's orchestras
Karen Collins, the leading and most prolific academic in game audio, will be bringing her film crew to GameSoundCon, the premier game music and sound design conference, to cover the event and to interview attendees and speakers for the kickstarter-funded documentary, Beep: A Documentary History of Video Game Music and Sound.
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Visual Effects Society Announces JJ Abrams as Next Recipient of its Visionary Award
News: Visual Effects Society Announces JJ Abrams as Next Recipient of its Visionary AwardToday, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, named director-producer-writer-composer J.J. Abrams as the next recipient of its Visionary Award in recognition of his enormous contributions to filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the 13h Annual VES Awards on February 4, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Big Block Design Group and ESPN Reveal Stunning Rebrand of ESPN’S Entire Lineup of NFL Shows
News: Big Block Design Group and ESPN Reveal Stunning Rebrand of ESPN’S Entire Lineup of NFL ShowsBBDG and ESPN’s Massive Design Collaboration Spans 18 Months
Big Block Design Group (BBDG) and ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports coverage, recently unveiled a stunning rebrand of ESPN’s entire lineup of NFL shows, the network’s most valuable franchise.
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New Lexus ES and IS Spots from Team One and RSA Director Laurence Dunmore Feature Artful VFX and Finishing Artistry of Brewster Parsons
News: New Lexus ES and IS Spots from Team One and RSA Director Laurence Dunmore Feature Artful VFX and Finishing Artistry of Brewster ParsonsTwo new spots respectively showcasing the 2015 Lexus ES and IS luxury sport sedans debuted last week thanks to the brand's executives' partnership with Team One Advertising, RSA Films director Laurence Dunmore and artists at Brewster Parsons and Cut & Run. Painstakingly crafted to give each a unique identity while reflecting the current direction for the brand, both the Lexus ES "Remember" and Lexus IS "No Good Deed" spots debuted earlier in September and will continue to air during high-profile broadcast and cable programming over the weeks ahead.
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Three New High-End, Advanced Powershot Models from Canon U.S.A. Empower Photographers To Create Amazing Images and Video
PowerShot G7 X is the Company’s First One-Inch Sensor Compact Digital Camera, PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera Boasts a Super 65x Optical Zoom Lens and PowerShot N2 Digital Camera Features an Updated Body Design with a Selfie-Ready LCD Touch Panel
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced three new PowerShot models expanding upon its lineup of high-quality, compact digital cameras, the PowerShot G7 X, the PowerShot SX60 HS and the PowerShot N21. The PowerShot G7 X is the company’s first compact point-and-shoot camera with a one-inch sensor, giving users an outstanding portable camera that allows them to take high-quality photographs and videos. The PowerShot SX60 HS camera features a 65x Optical Zoom lens and amazingly broad focal length range equivalent to 21mm -1365mm, while the PowerShot N2 camera has a compact and unique, stylish design with a selfie-ready, flip-up touch panel LCD that makes it easy for social media fanatics to share their favorite photos and videos via the camera’s Wi-Fi® and Near Field Communications (NFCTM)2 features.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G Capture Card
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G Capture CardNew DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G PCI Express Capture Card Includes 12G-SDI for Capture and Playback in SD, HD, Ultra HD and DCI 4K Formats!
Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G, a new Dual Link 12G-SDI capture and playback card that includes an extremely fast 8 lane PCI Express Generation 2 connection to the computer allowing extremely high performance such as dual stream video capture and playback at resolutions up to 2160p60. Dual stream capture and playback at these resolutions allows dual stream 3D as well as simultaneous fill and key capture and playback even when operating at Ultra HD at 60 frames per second.
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The Mill in New York Welcomes Creative Director Tom Bussell 
News: The Mill in New York Welcomes Creative Director Tom Bussell The Mill in New York is Delighted to Welcome Tom Bussell to its Creative Team.
Tom joins New York's award winning 3D team from The Mill in London where he was head of 3D. He has led some of The Mill’s most iconic projects and has been recognized by some of the industry’s top accolades including a VES award for Guinness “Cloud”, a British Arrow for Audi’s "Hummingbird” and a CLIO and LIA for Volkswagen's "Black Beetle”. He frequently works with some of the world’s best commercial directors including Sam Brown, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Tom Hooper and Peter Thwaites. Most recently he led the 3D team on Nike’s FIFA World Cup 2014 spot "Winner Stays“ directed by Ringan Ledwidge. 
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Codex Action Cam is Shipping, Shooting and on Show at IBC 2014 (11.C71)
News: Codex Action Cam is Shipping, Shooting and on Show at IBC 2014 (11.C71)First European and US Productions Deploy Specialist Codex Action Cam Shooting Packages
Codex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, is shipping Codex Action Cam – the small camera with a big workflow. Having taken the market by storm with its NAB 2014 debut, the point-shoot-post system is now being used on feature and advertising productions in Europe and the US, as well as being innovatively modified and adapted by customers into specialist 2D and 3D stereo shooting packages. Codex Action Cam is one of the highlights at the Codex stand (Hall 11.C71) at IBC 2014, 12-16 September, Amsterdam.
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New ALEXA Prores 3.2K for UHD Deliverables
News: New ALEXA Prores 3.2K for UHD DeliverablesARRI recently announced ProRes 3.2K, a new recording format for its ARRI ALEXA cameras that will become available through a software update scheduled for release early next year. ProRes 3.2K allows the same easy up-sampling in post to UHD deliverables as ARRIRAW Open Gate does to 4K. These formats, combined with ALEXA’s unsurpassed dynamic range, make the camera suitable for any type of production, with any distribution requirements.
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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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LOOK Effects Produced the Visual Effects for ABC’s “Black Box”
LOOK Effects has produced all the visual effects for ABC’s new drama, “Black Box,” which airs tonight, Thursday, April 24th, at 10:00 pm EST.
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LOOK Effects Produced the Visual Effects for Draft Day
LOOK Effects is proud to announce that they produced the visual effects for Draft Day, which opened last Friday, April 11th.
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LOOK Effects Takes Wing in Noah
LOOK Effects is proud to announce their visual effects contribution to Darren Aronofsky's latest film, "Noah," from Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises, which opened in theaters March 28.
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LOOK Effects Produced the Visual Effects for AMC’s "TURN"
LOOK Effects is proud to say that they have produced all the visual effects for AMC’s new period drama, TURN, which aired last night, Sunday, April 6th, at 9:00 pm EST.
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LOOK Effects Produces Effects for The Grand Budapest Hotel
LOOK Continues Long Relationship with Director Wes Anderson
LOOK Effects is proud to say that they produced visual effects for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, which opens today. This film is the fifth film in which LOOK has collaborated with the brilliant director.
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LOOK Effects Produced the Visual Effects for Grudge Match
Fills the New Orleans’ Arena with 10,000 Fight Fans
LOOK Effects is proud to say that they produced the visual effects for Grudge Match. The film stars Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone and opened in theaters on December 25th.
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Look Original’s Film “A Face in the Crowd” Opens in Washington, DC
Director Alex Prager’s Short to be Included in Exhibit at The Corcoran Gallery
Look Original is very proud to announce that the short film Look Original produced with contemporary California photographer, Alex Prager, is to premiere at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC tonight. The film is included in the exhibit Alex Prager: "A Face in the Crowd," which runs from November 23, 2013 through March 9, 2014.
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LOOK Effects’ Work to Open Berlin Film Festival
LOOK Produced the Visual Effects for Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel
LOOK Effects is proud to say that they produced the visual effects for the film that will open the 64th Berlin International Film Festival, Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel. The film will premiere at the Berlinale Palast on February 6, 2014. Grand Budapest Hotel is the fifth film in which LOOK has collaborated with the brilliant director.
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Opus Visual Effects Scares Up Monster for “Siberia”
News: Opus Visual Effects Scares Up Monster for “Siberia”Manitoba Effects House Designs and Creates Creature for Season Finale
Opus Visual Effects is please to say that they designed, created and animated the monster that makes its appearance in the final episode of season one of NBC’s “Siberia,” helping to create the show’s season cliffhanger. The season finale aired on Monday, September 16, 2013.
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LOOK Effects Hires David Embley
Embley to Serve as Director of Finance
LOOK Effects has hired financial management consultant David Embley as their new Director of Finance. With over 15 years experience, David brings extensive accounting knowledge and expertise to his new appointment. He is based in LOOK’s Los Angeles headquarters and began his new position at the end of July.
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Sony, Technicolor, Dolby and VFX Powerhouse LOOK Effects Join “Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story” All-Star Lineup
Industry titans back New York’s largest post event on June 8, 2013
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, is excited to announce growing support for its Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story event held on June 8, 2013 at the French Institute in the heart of Manhattan. Industry luminaries Sony Creative Software, Technicolor and Dolby recently signed on as sponsors, joining the likes of AbelCine, ACE, Adorama, AJA, Art of the Guillotine, Autodesk, Blackmagic Design, Boris FX, CCW, Digieffects, EditShare, DV Expo East, HP, IFP, Imagineer Systems, MoPictive, MPSE, Noise Industries, NY Editors Collective, NYWIFT, ProductionHUB and Tekserve.
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LOOK Effects Signs Everett Burrell
News: LOOK Effects Signs Everett BurrellBurrell to Join as Visual Effects Supervisor
LOOK Effects is delighted to announce they have hired industry veteran and Emmy-award winner, Everett Burrell as Visual Effects Supervisor. Burrell will be based in LOOK’s Los Angeles headquarters office where he will supervise current and future feature film projects, beginning early next month.
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LOOK Effects Hires ILM Supervisor
Jeff Wozniak to Serve as Digital Effects Supervisor
LOOK Effects has named industry veteran Jeff Wozniak as Digital Effects Supervisor. After 11 years with Industrial Light & Magic as Sequence Supervisor and Senior Digital Artist, Wozniak has made the move to the east coast to work in LOOK’s New York office where he will supervise current and future feature film projects. Jeff brings extensive live-action and feature animation experience to his new position.
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