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Todd Masters & MASTERSFX Win Second Career Emmy Award for Netflix Movie "Monsterville"
News: Todd Masters & MASTERSFX Win Second Career Emmy Award for Netflix Movie "Monsterville"Monster-Maker Todd Masters, Founder & President of FX Studio MASTERSFX, has won his second career Emmy Award.
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Editors' Lounge Post-NAB Event To Feature Avid, Blackmagic Design, Glookast & RE: Lens For 360 Degree Video Creation
News: Editors' Lounge Post-NAB Event To Feature Avid, Blackmagic Design, Glookast & RE: Lens For 360 Degree Video CreationFor those that missed NAB this year, The Editors’ Lounge will be hosting a post-NAB evening on Friday, April 29th at 6:30 pm. The evening will feature an up-close look at all the latest from Blackmagic Design, GLOOKAST and RE: Vision Effects new plug-in for 360 video, RE: Lens. The event is hosted by AlphaDogs Post Production and will be held at their facility located at 1612 W. Olive Ave., Ste 200, Burbank, CA 91506.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Game Of Thrones Exclusive, Supersession Topics and More
Global leaders head to Oxfordshire to discuss industry-critical trends; Digital Production Partnership Collocates with First PlugFest
The 2016 HPA Tech Retreat UK has announced the first sessions in an expanding schedule for the event, unveiling 13 - 14 July 2016, at Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire. The HPA Tech Retreat UK is a pivotal gathering for those engaged in the many disciplines supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content across the dynamic landscape of distribution environments. The curated programme will focus on the present and future impact of the most recent technology in broadcast and cinema. It offers a unique opportunity and intimate setting to delve into the critical topics facing the content industry. The HPA Tech Retreat is presented in association with SMPTE Ltd.
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Hula Post Supports "The Jungle Book"
Supplies editorial team through 24 months and four locations on Jon Favreau’s magical production
In a project spanning nearly two years, Hula Post provided editorial systems, workflow engineering and technical support to Walt Disney Pictures for the production of The Jungle Book. Hula Post engineers set up and maintained editorial facilities at the studio’s production facility in Playa Vista; at Digital Domain, where motion capture elements were produced; and at Los Angeles Center Studios, where live action elements were captured. Additionally, it supported satellite editing facilities at Sony Pictures Studios and Skywalker Sound, where sound work was completed.
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Cleveland Cavaliers Team Up With Reel FX on Innovative Playoff Content
News: Cleveland Cavaliers Team Up With Reel FX on Innovative Playoff ContentGolden Globe-nominated digital studio Reel FX has teamed up with the Cleveland Cavaliers to take the Cavs fan experience to the next level with all new player introduction video specifically created for the Cavs 2016 NBA Playoff run. The new video debuted at Game 1 of the first round of the Cavs vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Playoff series on Sunday, April 17th.
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TwoPoint0 Welcomes Editor Terence Ziegler to the Unique New Editorial Company
News: TwoPoint0 Welcomes Editor Terence Ziegler to the Unique New Editorial CompanyTwoPoint0 welcomes the talents of Editor Terence Ziegler to the unique editorial company which features an innovative, new business model. In addition to Terence Ziegler, the editorial company and creative collective features the talents of the two founding partners Editor/EP Wendy Rosen and Editor Anthony Marinelli, as well as such luminary Editors as: Charlie Cusumano, Jane Keller, John Marinis, Keith Olwell, and Jon Rosen.
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ARRI Announces New Features for ALEXA SXT
News: ARRI Announces New Features for ALEXA SXTMore than ever before, ALEXA offers the best overall image quality and efficient workflow with the SXT cameras. By striking a perfect balance between pixel size and resolution, ALEXA SXT produces beautiful images in HD, 2K and 4K, while also delivering the highest dynamic range of any camera in the market. Not only does ALEXA SXT meet the resolution needs of 4K and UHD distribution with easy workflows, it is also uniquely well-equipped to create content that will take fullest advantage of emerging HDR (High Dynamic Range) display technologies. In addition, the ability to record at up to 120 fps in full image quality means that HFR (High Frame Rate) approaches to enhancing viewer experience can also be accommodated. The continually increasing popularity of anamorphic shooting is best served by ALEXA’s unique tall sensor and the new anamorphic recording formats offered in the SXT.
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New ARRI Look Management Garners Industry Support
With the ALEXA SXT cameras, ARRI is rolling out a new look management workflow that is already finding enthusiastic support from leading manufacturers of on-set color grading and digital dailies software.
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Autodesk Releases Latest Versions of Creative Finishing and 3D Animation Offerings
New Tools and Improvements Deliver Innovation, Productivity and Efficiency
At NAB 2016, Autodesk, Inc. announced the latest versions of its flexible, subscription-based visual effects, post and 3D animation software, including Autodesk Flame Family 2017, Maya 2016 extension 2 and 3ds Max 2017. Designed to empower creatives, each release includes an array of new features and enhancements to help studios and artists manage modern workflow demands.
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BlackTrax Flies High For Muse On Its Drones Worldwide Arena Concerts
News: BlackTrax Flies High For Muse On Its Drones Worldwide Arena ConcertsLargest-ever installation of BlackTrax for arena concerts is a technical feat!
The UK-based artistic design firm, Oli Metcalfe Design Ltd working with entertainment studio, Moment Factory applied an unprecedented combination of interactive technology for the worldwide arena tours of British rock trio, Muse and their new album Drones, their seventh studio record.
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Cinematographers Guild Announces NAB Show Lineup
Members of the International Cinematographers Guild will be involved in more than two dozen events at the NAB Show this year, in addition to the Guild's previously announced hosted panels: Catnapped! Key and Peele's 'Keanu' (April 19, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM) and Drones: Opening New Vistas to Content (April 20, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM). The Keanu session will focus on on the creative collaboration between director Peter Atencio and cinematographer Jas Shelton when they worked together on Keanu. The second panel is a super session about filmmaking with drones, the new tool in the storyteller's toolbox. Panelists will delve into pre-production and production, technology, safety and permitting.
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Mettle To Unveil SkyBox 360|VR Transitions for Adobe Premiere Pro CC at NAB 2016
See Mettle at NAB 2016, April 18-21 at booth #N8623.
Pioneering 360/VR developer Mettle will debut Skybox 360/VR Transitions for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, a key component of Adobe Creative Cloud® at NAB 2016. The new plug-in package delivers transitions designed specifically for editing cinematic 360 content, a first for the industry.
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Cooke Optics Teases Specifications of Second New Anamorphic/i Zoom Lens at NAB 2016
News: Cooke Optics Teases Specifications of Second New Anamorphic/i Zoom Lens at NAB 2016Cooke announces 45-405mm Anamorphic/i zoom lens; 35-140mm wide angle Anamorphic/i zoom lens also on display for first time
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is pleased to reveal details about its second new front Anamorphic/i zoom lens at NAB 2016. The new 45-405mm zoom lens will be announced, while the new 35-140mm Anamorphic/i wide angle zoom will be available to view for the first time, with deliveries expected to start over the summer. The last of the original 10 prime lens focal lengths, announced two years ago - the 300mm Anamorphic/i lens - will also be on display on Booth C8344, with deliveries starting after the show.
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Canon U.S.A. announces Canon 4k Imagery featured in IMAX® Film
Using Canon Cameras and Lenses, Teams Shooting from the International Space Station Capture Breathtaking Images of Our Planet from a Vantage Point Few Get to See
The future of 4K filmmaking is looking up — in fact, all the way to space. A Beautiful Planet, the latest 3D space documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Toni Myers and IMAX Entertainment, made in cooperation with NASA, will premiere in IMAX in New York on April 16 and was shot primarily in space using Canon cameras and lenses. The film will be shown to the public exclusively in IMAX®and IMAX®3D theaters beginning April 29.
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​SMPTE ​2016 NAB Show Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® - Booth L28
Winner of an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) is a global leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem. A professional membership association that is internationally recognized and accredited, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. For a century, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.
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Cut+Run Names Amburr Farls Executive Producer, Los Angeles
News: Cut+Run Names Amburr Farls Executive Producer, Los AngelesCut+Run is excited to announce that Amburr Farls has been named Executive Producer of the Los Angeles office. Amburr Farls was most recently Head of Production at Cut+Run overseeing production needs for LA, SF and Austin. As EP, Amburr will expand her sales and marketing role while continuing to lead the production team.
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Reel FX Adds Jim Riche as Head of Production
News: Reel FX Adds Jim Riche as Head of ProductionDigital studio Reel FX Dallas/Santa Monica has added Jim Riche as Head of Production for the studio’s commercial division. Riche is an innovative producer and VFX specialist with a lengthy track record of curating and managing production teams, artists and supervisors in major studios and boutiques alike. He has over 30 years of experience in production management and consulting for feature films, commercials, visual effects, live action, dark ride production and design/graphics. He has lent his talents to such top industry shops as Ntropic, Digital Domain, Troika, Nice Shoes, LoyalKasper and Blur Studio, among others. Riche will report to David Bates, General Manager of the Commercial Division.
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Intelligent Creatures Uses Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio on “The Witch"
News: Intelligent Creatures Uses Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio on “The Witch"Blackmagic Design announced today that Intelligent Creatures used Fusion Studio on the highly acclaimed horror film “The Witch.” Led by Compositing Supervisor Eric Doiron and VFX Supervisor Geoff Scott, the Toronto-based post house used Fusion Studio as its main software for all of the film’s VFX. In addition, Intelligent Creatures used DaVinci Resolve Studio to pull VFX plates and do selective color grading during its VFX sequences.
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Director Jean-Paul Frenay Joins Accomplice Media
News: Director Jean-Paul Frenay Joins Accomplice MediaBelgian-born director, creative director and visual artist Jean-Paul Frenay has joined Accomplice Media for U.S. advertising projects. Frenays eclectic output encompasses commercials, music videos, short films, live visual installations and photography.  This includes award-winning work for such brands as Toyota, VW and CPH Bank.
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Cinematographers Guild Announces NAB Panels (Key & Peele | Drones)
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) will host two sessions at the 2016 NAB Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. One will be a light-hearted look at Key and Peele’s cinematic debut, Keanu for Warner Bros., in which the hapless duo infiltrates a vicious gang to find their adorable ‘catnapped’ kitten. The other will explore one of the most exciting developments in film technology — drones.
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The Mill Expands Remote Color Grading Network to San Francisco
The Mill announces the continued expansion of its award-winning color grading services to San Francisco, welcoming creative shop Misfit as its newest virtual outpost.
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Behind the VFX of Black Mass
News: Behind the VFX of Black MassWith its star-studded cast and sprawling narrative, Scott Cooper’s Black Mass heads back to the seventies to tell the the story of Whitey Bulger – the brother of a state senator and one of South Boston’s most infamous criminals.
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Serving a goddess – how Glassworks helped Nike launch a legend
News: Serving a goddess – how Glassworks helped Nike launch a legendSo potent is Nike’s status as a giant of street fashion, it can prove easy to forget just how technical the company’s broad range of sports footwear is.
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Pixel Underground Applies Creative Touch to AHC Documentary "Justice for MLK"
News: Pixel Underground Applies Creative Touch to AHC Documentary "Justice for MLK"Facility’s graphics teams produces intricately animated graphics to help illustrate the story of the King assassination as part of a complete package of post services.
Final post production for Justice for MLK: The Hunt for James Earl Ray, a two-hour documentary that premiered recently on the American Heroes Channel, was completed at Pixel Underground, a SIM Group company. The facility handled online, final color grading and deliverables. It also provided graphics services, creating the main title as well as dozens of artfully animated elements that appear throughout the show.
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dick clark productions Screening Room adds 4K Digital Cinema gear, partners with Riverbed Post
News: dick clark productions Screening Room adds 4K Digital Cinema gear, partners with Riverbed Postdick clark productions Screening Room (DCPSR) and Riverbed Post are now co-located to jointly provide a wide range of services for feature film post-production and presentation. DCPSR contributes its ultra well-appointed 21-seat theater and associated rooms at Lantana, as well as it’s just installed Christie CP-4220 4K Digital Cinema projector and other 4K upgrades. Riverbed’s Chris F. Woods manages dailies processing, VFX, title design and production, color-grading, and mastering with his state of the art finishing hardware and software.
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CoSA VFX makes Gotham City its Star: Behind the scenes of Fox's Batman Origin tale "Gotham"
News: CoSA VFX makes Gotham City its Star: Behind the scenes of Fox's Batman Origin tale "Gotham"CoSA VFX uses ftrack to manage its VFX work – which is split between Los Angeles and Vancouver – to stay on top of the hectic schedule while producing stunning, high-profile work
We’ve seen many renditions of Batman in film and TV, but none like FOX television series Gotham. Here we follow a young Bruce Wayne immediately following the murder of his parents, but long before he chooses to embrace his fateful role as hero and protector.
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VFX for AMC's "TURN: Washington's Spies": FuseFX Goes to War
News: VFX for AMC's "TURN: Washington's Spies": FuseFX Goes to WarBurbank-based visual effects studio helps to recreate colonial American for AMC’s “TURN: Washington’s Spies”
AMC’s critically acclaimed Revolutionary War drama TURN: Washington’s Spies transports viewers back to the cities, villages, plantations and battlefields of colonial America. Ensuring that all those locations, their buildings and geographic features are historically accurate, that the ships, flags and musket shots are correctly represented, is the result of careful research and clever work on the part of the show’s production team and visual effects artists from FuseFX. ​
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NAB 2016: FOR-A Booth Celebrates 45th Anniversary & Highlights
News: NAB 2016: FOR-A Booth Celebrates 45th Anniversary & HighlightsAt next month’s NAB Show, to be held April 16-19 in Las Vegas, FOR-A will showcase a wide range of 4K technology and key product integration solutions for every step of the video production workflow. The company will specifically focus on solutions ideal for sports, 4K and live productions, and in celebration of its 45th anniversary, will showcase a variety of solutions aligning with its show theme of ‘FOR-A World of Possibilities’ in Booth C5117.
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New IT Staffing Agency Breed Connects Entertainment Industry Companies with Tech Talent
News: New IT Staffing Agency Breed Connects Entertainment Industry Companies with Tech TalentBreed, a technical staffing agency focused on recruiting tech talent for careers in the entertainment industry, has launched in Los Angeles. A division of IT specialist GPL Technologies, Breed connects motion picture studios, gaming companies, visual effects houses, post-production facilities and other creative service providers with the industry’s best engineers, IT and pipeline specialists, and programmers.
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Top UK Colorist Adam Inglis Launches U.S. Career through Post Factory NY
News: Top UK Colorist Adam Inglis Launches U.S. Career through Post Factory NYGrades indie films “Little Men” and “Breakable You.”
British colorist Adam Inglis, whose credits include such features as Far From the Madding Crowd, Mr. Turner and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, as well as the television mini-series Wolf Hall, has allied with Post FactoryNY, a SIM Group company, for U.S.-based feature and television projects. He has already completed two projects through Post FactoryNY, performing final grading for the independent films Little Men and Breakable You.
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Veteran Post Industry Exec Reid Burns Joins Cognition
News: Veteran Post Industry Exec Reid Burns Joins CognitionVeteran Post Industry Exec Reid Burns Joins Cognition
Hybrid post production facility Cognition has appointed Reid Burns as President of Post Production. With experience in executive, creative and operational roles, and a track record for spurring growth, Burns will seek to build relationships with studios, independent producers, filmmakers and the broader production community. His initial focus will be on growing the company’s digital intermediate finishing and color grading business.
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New IT Staffing Agency Breed Connects Entertainment Industry Companies with Tech Talent
News: New IT Staffing Agency Breed Connects Entertainment Industry Companies with Tech TalentNew IT Staffing Agency Breed Connects Entertainment Industry
Breed, a technical staffing agency focused on recruiting tech talent for careers in the entertainment industry, has launched in Los Angeles. A division of IT specialist GPL Technologies, Breed connects motion picture studios, gaming companies, visual effects houses, post-production facilities and other creative service providers with the industry’s best engineers, IT and pipeline specialists, and programmers.
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Graeme Parcher Joins SIM Digital, Los Angeles, as General Manager
News: Graeme Parcher Joins SIM Digital, Los Angeles, as General ManagerThe SIM Group has appointed former Kodak executive Graeme Parcher as General Manager of the Los Angeles office of its SIM Digital division, a supplier of camera systems and related gear to motion picture and television productions. Parcher will oversee operations; manage relations with studios, independent producers and other key clients; and develop strategies for growth.
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Nice Shoes Competes With Five Projects at SXSW
News: Nice Shoes Competes With Five Projects at SXSWNYC-based post house Nice Shoes collaborated with a talented array of filmmakers and creatives on five pieces in competition at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival. Projects include feature films The Incomparable Rose Hartman, The Dwarvenaut, and collective:unconscious, short film These C*cksucking Tears, and the title sequence for the 2016 Nitehawk Shorts Festival.
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Calabash ‘Catches’ Charlie The Tuna In New Animated StarKist Ad
News: Calabash ‘Catches’ Charlie The Tuna In New Animated StarKist Ad3D Animation Studio Partners With Quench Agency, Director Steve “Spaz” Williams And Prod. Co. Phasmatrope Studios For Fresh Take On Classic Brand Icon
Forget ‘Sorry Charlie,’ the classic brand icon for StarKist Tuna has never looked better thanks in large part to Calabash, the award-winning 3D animation studio led by Creative Director Wayne Brejcha and Executive Producer Sean Henry. The studio partnered with acclaimed director Steve “Spaz” Williams, who began his career at legendary visual effects house ILM, production company Phasmatrope, West Conshohocken, PA; and the Harrisburg, PA-based Quench Agency, to create the new ad “Modern Charlie,” which boasts the heart-healthy benefits to StarKist’s Tuna and Salmon Creations products.
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Chaos Group Delivers Up To 50% Speed Boost with V-Ray 3.3 for Maya
Adds New Variance-Based Adaptive Sampler and Final Frame GPU Rendering to Latest Free Update
Today, Chaos Group releases V-Ray 3.3 for Maya, a free update to the fastest version of V-Ray yet. Total improvements since its debut now number over 200, including speed boosts of 20-50% on most scenes and better performance for geometry, textures, shading, and volume rendering.
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MILK'S SARA BENNETT IS SECOND FEMALE EVER TO WIN VFX OSCAR FOR EX-MACHINA
News: MILK'S SARA BENNETT IS SECOND FEMALE EVER TO WIN VFX OSCAR FOR EX-MACHINAMilk Visual Effects co-founder is second-ever VFX female Oscar winner, and only third-ever nominee
Independent VFX studio Milk Visual Effects’ Co-Founder Sara Bennett has won an Academy Award® for Alex Garland’s Ex-Machina, alongside the VFX team from Double Negative – Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris and Mark Ardington.
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Telestream and NewBlue Partner to Create Post Producer Titler
News: Telestream and NewBlue Partner to Create Post Producer TitlerAutomated Vantage Service for File-Based Title Generation Automates the creation of animated titles, slates, and graphical elements as part of a Vantage Post Producer iterative content workflow
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2016 Board of Directors Officers
Mike Chambers Re-Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2016 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2016 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was re-elected as Board Chair.
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Nick Jr. Team Up With Houses in Motion For A ‘Warm + Fuzzy’ Stop Motion Package
News: Nick Jr. Team Up With Houses in Motion For A ‘Warm + Fuzzy’ Stop Motion PackageHouses in Motion was called upon by Nick Jr. to produce a playful broadcast package that brightens its young viewers’ winter with a ‘Warm & Fuzzy’ feeling. The integrated series of promos, IDs, and bumpers features stylized versions of established characters from the network’s popular children’s programming and introduces a new crew of adorable critters. Houses bringing their message to life through stop motion animation that echoes the characters’ organic, handcrafted qualities.
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Rodeo FX Brings Insight and Enthusiasm to Deadpool
News: Rodeo FX Brings Insight and Enthusiasm to DeadpoolCreating the Grotesque Look and Feel of the Unmasked Antihero
Rodeo FX completed close to 230 VFX shots for Deadpool, Tim Miller’s R-rated depiction of the Marvel Comics anti-superhero. The studio, led by VFX supervisor Wayne Brinton, worked on complex sequences that required fire and embers, grotesque skin alterations, and set extensions. Rodeo FX brought its unique skills to this collaborative VFX effort, ensuring that the finished product was much more than the sum of its parts.
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Whitehouse Post & Carbon VFX Tackle Reynolds, Hart, and Hyundai for Super Bowl 50
News: Whitehouse Post & Carbon VFX Tackle Reynolds, Hart, and Hyundai for Super Bowl 50Heidi Black of Whitehouse Post and Carbon VFX join INNOCEAN and Peter Berg to spotlight Hyundai’s return to the Super Bowl in their first year as an official NFL sponsor. The team collaborated closely from pre-vis through the end of production to deliver a hovering Kevin Hart and a neighborhood rich in multiple incarnations of Ryan Reynolds.
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Quantum NAB 2016 Show Product Preview
Quantum will highlight new products and solutions that showcase the company's ongoing leadership in delivering workflow-optimized storage, including its award-winning Xcellis system and new StorNext 5.3 platform with support for Quantum's Q-Cloud® Vault long-term cloud archive service. Solutions being shown in the Quantum booth help users overcome the challenges of working with ever-higher resolutions of 4K and beyond, as well as content with higher dynamic range and wider color gamut. The featured solutions also support a growing array of applications, from animation to archive to over-the-top and on-demand video delivery. For media companies looking to simplify their storage environments, collapse hardware into a smaller footprint and realize greater value for their investment, the Quantum booth will offer a look at convergence in action and at the innovative way in which Quantum is integrating workflow-optimized storage and media applications.
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The Editors’ Lounge Channel Presents “How Color Grading Can Help Storytelling By Enhancing Or Changing A Mood”
News: The Editors’ Lounge Channel Presents “How Color Grading Can Help Storytelling By Enhancing Or Changing A Mood”Have you ever wondered why some movies or TV shows leave you feeling inspired while others have less emotional impact? Often it’s because of that little-discussed area of the post-production craft that few people think about—the art of color grading. The subconscious impact of creative color grading can be substantial, while its absence can be devastating, robbing content of its emotional punch.
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Super Bowl 50 Gold Shines On Timber; Up-Start Studio Provides VFX/Post for 3 Super Bowl SPots
News: Super Bowl 50 Gold Shines On Timber; Up-Start Studio Provides VFX/Post for 3 Super Bowl SPotsDesign & digital production studio Timber, headed by Creative Directors/Partners Jonah Hall & Kevin Lau and brand-new EP Sabrina Elizondo, has provided VFX and post for three Super Bowl 50 commercial spots for Hyndai, Buick and T-Mobile. Right on the heels of CBS’ incredibly successful promo campaign “Witness Greatness,” encouraging viewers to tune-in for “The Grammy’s” and the “Super Bowl” in February, via TBWA/Chiat/Day; the Timber team has seen the Super Bowl 50 gold shine on them three times. (www.timber.net)
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iZotope Celebrates 15th Birthday with 64-bit Version of Free Vinyl Plug-in
News: iZotope Celebrates 15th Birthday with 64-bit Version of Free Vinyl Plug-inA fan favorite for lo-fi sound is re-released with new Spin Down feature and AAX/VST3 support
iZotope, Inc., makers of award-winning tools for audio production, is announcing the re-release of Vinyl, their free vinyl simulation plug-in. By emulating the characteristics of vintage records and record players, Vinyl is the ultimate lo-fi weapon for anyone looking to add the dirty, dusty feel of a different era to their sound.
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Dolby chooses Baselight X for ultimate grading and finishing
News: Dolby chooses Baselight X for ultimate grading and finishingFilmLight’s latest Baselight system fuels Dolby’s drive for HDR
FilmLight announced today that Dolby, long-term client and technology partner, has taken delivery of one of the first Baselight X systems, the latest and most advanced implementation of the Baselight hardware range yet. Baselight X, designed with exceptional power and performance for the most demanding projects, will be used in the Dolby Vision mastering suite in the company’s Burbank facility.
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Ncam Boosts US Focus With Dedicated Los Angeles Presence
News: Ncam Boosts US Focus With Dedicated Los Angeles PresenceNcam, global leader in camera tracking for augmented reality production and pre-visualisation, has strengthened its operations in the home of movies and primetime television with a new office in Los Angeles. Heading the operation is well-known industry figure, Vincent Maza.
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Timber Welcomes Executive Producer Sabrina Elizondo To The Expanding
Design & digital production studio Timber, headed by Creative Directors/Partners Jonah Hall & Kevin Lau, has welcomed new Executive Producer Sabrina Elizondo to the expanding studio. Bringing a stellar tenure of experience to her new role as EP, Sabrina has jumped right into the myriad of projects Timber is in the midst of producing including three Super Bowl spots. Timber’s new work also includes the launch of the recent CBS promo “Witness Greatness,” encouraging viewers to tune-in for “The Grammy’s” and the “Super Bowl in February, via TBWA/Chiat/Day. (www.timber.net)
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Step into the ring: ZERO releases the Southpaw VFX reel
Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw doesn’t pull its punches. From the get-go viewers are thrust into a vision of the boxing high-life that’s as gritty as it is glamorous, the mansions and luxury cars juxtaposed with violence, loss, and inner turmoil.
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JELD-WEN leverages 2016 HGTV Dream Home sponsorship with national spots from Wondersmith
JELD-WEN and CMD Leverage Brand's 2016 HGTV Dream Home Sponsorship with National TV Spots from Wondersmith, Directed by Andrew Hardaway
A new cinematic spot produced by creative production company Wondersmith for JELD-WEN and CMD has just debuted nationwide. Entitled "Beat," this and an earlier campaign spot entitled "Beauty Throughout" were directed by Andrew Hardaway specifically to leverage JELD-WEN's sponsorship of the 2016 HGTV Dream Home. Both spots can be viewed at http://wondersmith.tv.
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Rodeo FX Recreates 1800s Whaling Village for In the Heart of the Sea
Setting the stage for historic drama with compelling visual effects
Rodeo FX recreated 19th-century Nantucket for Ron Howard’s latest film, In the Heart of the Sea, including concept art, seamlessly interwoven set extensions, and evocative matte painting for a total of over 260 visual effects shots. The VFX studio’s work demonstrates the power and impact of visual effects, not only for bringing period films to life, but also expanding the storytelling pallet by conveying drama and atmosphere in support of the unfolding narrative. In the Heart of the Sea has been nominated for a VES Award in the Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects category.
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Dolby, Adobe & FilmLight Show How To Work With HDR In Post At The January Editors' Lounge
News: Dolby, Adobe & FilmLight Show How To Work With HDR In Post At The January Editors' LoungeAttendees will get the opportunity to learn hands-on solutions from leading post-production hardware and software companies on how to successfully manage and finish an HDR project.
The Editors’ Lounge returns Friday, January 29th with a special focus on High Dynamic Range in post-production. What is it, why is it important and how is it handled? Attendees will get the opportunity to learn hands-on solutions from leading post-production hardware and software companies on how to successfully manage and finish an HDR project. The event will be held at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave., Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 p.m. RSVP is required to attend. http://www.editorslounge.com
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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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Director So Yong Kim Crafts Lovesong With Nice Shoes Colorist
News: Director So Yong Kim Crafts Lovesong With Nice Shoes ColoristDirector So Yong Kim Crafts Lovesong With Nice Shoes Colorist Sal Malfitano
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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's Comedic Multi-Platform Campaign Featuring Keegan-Michael Key Taps The Colonie’s Editorial + VFX Talent
News: Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's Comedic Multi-Platform Campaign Featuring Keegan-Michael Key Taps The Colonie’s Editorial + VFX TalentToyota RAV4 Hybrid's Comedic Multi-Platform Campaign Featuring Keegan-Michael Key Taps The Colonie’s Editorial + VFX Talent
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SGO Celebrates Tel Aviv's Edit Studios' Award-winning Projects
Baba Joon” named Best Film at the recent “Ofir” Awards, Israeli version of the Oscars
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Timber Encourages Viewers To "Witness Greatness" In New CBS Promo For February's Super Bowl & Grammys
News: Timber Encourages Viewers To "Witness Greatness" In New CBS Promo For February's Super Bowl & Grammys
Design & digital production studio Timber has just completed a brand-new promo campaign for CBS with the creative team at ad agency TBWA/Chiat/Day. Encouraging viewers to “Witness Greatness” in February with the Super Bowl and Grammy Awards, the two-spot campaign broke over the holidays and early in the New Year.
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Top Talent Joins The Mill in Los Angeles
News: Top Talent Joins The Mill in Los Angeles2015 was a time of remarkable work for the CG department at The Mill in Los Angeles. High profile projects included Google Spotlight Stories – Help, Coca-Cola – Torch Bear, and the Game of War campaign. In response to this, Heads of 3D John Leonti and Robert Sethi have grown the award-winning team, adding a combined 75 years of industry experience to the department.
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Big Deahl Productions And Resolution Production Group Pioneer Unique New In-Studio Production Process Called “Environmental LED Immersion”
News: Big Deahl Productions And Resolution Production Group Pioneer Unique New In-Studio Production Process Called “Environmental LED Immersion”Working in Tandem, BIG DEAHL and Resolution are Now Offering this Process To Commercial Producers and Agency Creatives as a Highly Cost-Effective And Efficient Means By Which to Shoot Multiple Locations in A Single Day
Acclaimed commercial production company BIG DEAHL PRODUCTIONS, in tandem with Resolution Productions Group, have announced the availability to the industry of a pioneering new technique the two companies have developed by integrating LED –Light Emitting Diode - screens in-studio to allow production to shoot several “locations” all in one day. The companies have named this new process "Environmental LED Immersion" or "ELI".
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Boris FX Launches Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC
News: Boris FX Launches Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CCNew BCC 10 plug-ins from Boris FX bring advanced finishing tools, 3D titling, and integrated mocha planar tracking & masking to Creative Cloud professional video apps
Boris Continuum Complete 10 (BCC 10) is a new package of professional plug-ins available for Adobe® Creative Cloud® video applications. Highlights include integrated mocha® technology for advanced masking and effects isolation; BCC Beauty Studio, a skin smoothing and retouching filter; and BCC Title Studio, Boris FX’s next generation 2D/3D titling and motion graphics plug-in. BCC 10 for Adobe was designed to give professional video editors and motion graphics artists working with Adobe video applications complementary creative tools for television/film post-production and broadcast finishing. For current BCC 9 users, the low-cost upgrade to BCC 10 adds many new image effects and transition plug-ins for creative looks including Video Glitch, Light Leaks, Cross Melt and more.
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Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Indie Crime Thriller "Dixieland"
News: Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Indie Crime Thriller "Dixieland"Colorist Anthony Raffaele collaborates with Writer-Director Hank Bedford and Cinematographer Tobias Datum to capture the atmosphere of the Deep South.
Post-production finishing for the new independent feature Dixieland was completed at Technicolor PostWorks New York. Colorist Anthony Raffaele worked with first-time Writer/Director Hank Bedford and Cinematographer Tobias Datum to finalize the look of the tense crime thriller set in modern day Mississippi. The facility also handled editorial conforming and visual effects. The film was released theatrically by IFC this month.
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Award-winning Re-Recording Mixers Michael and Christian Minkler Join Sony Pictures Post Production Services
News: Award-winning Re-Recording Mixers Michael and Christian Minkler Join Sony Pictures Post Production ServicesThree-time Academy Award-winner Michael Minkler and son Christian Collaborate on the soundtrack to Concussion.
Father and son re-recording mixers Michael and Christian Minkler have joined the growing roster of sound talent at Sony Pictures Post Production Services. The Minklers, who mixed the current Columbia Pictures release Concussion in Sony Pictures Burt Lancaster Theatre, have been working at the studio since last year, but are now on a formal basis. The pair previously mixed Insurgent on the Sony lot and are currently collaborating on The Hateful Eight.
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2015 National Film Registry: "Ghostbusters" Gets The Call
“Top Gun,” “L.A. Confidential” and Edison’s “Sneeze” Among Film Additions
Acting Librarian of Congress David Mao announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures to be named to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. These films, which epitomize the diversity and richness of the nation’s cinematic heritage, have been identified as motion pictures that deserve to be preserved because of their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance.
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MAXON Cinema 4D Fires-up Cantina Creative VFX Workflow on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
News: MAXON Cinema 4D Fires-up Cantina Creative VFX Workflow on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2Acclaimed 3D Toolset Delivers Powerful Capabilities for Key Hologram Sequences in Blockbuster Sci-Fi Film Finale
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced that Culver City-based design and visual effects studio Cantina Creative relied on its acclaimed 3D software solution, Cinema 4D, as a central digital content creation tool to generate 120 visual effects shots and 30 hologram shots ranging from holograms, animated posters, monitor shots and user interface (UI) graphics that appear throughout the Lionsgate sequel, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.
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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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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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Junger Audio Supplies D*AP4 VAP Edition Voice Processors To Input Media
News: Junger Audio Supplies D*AP4 VAP Edition Voice Processors To Input MediaJünger Audio voice processing and Axon Digital Design monitoring and control have brought the company's voiceover suites firmly into the 21st century.
Input Media, one of Europe’s leading sports television production companies, has made Jünger Audio's D*AP4 VAP Edition voice processors a central feature of its voiceover studios in West London.
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Method Studios Creates Abstract Cinematics for "Call of Duty: Black Ops III"
News: Method Studios Creates Abstract Cinematics for "Call of Duty: Black Ops III"Supports Award-Winning Development Team at Treyarch to Further Immerse Players in the Series' Most Ambitious Narrative Available on Next Generation Platforms
The latest entry in award-winning developer Treyarch's blockbuster 'Black Ops' franchise, "Call of Duty®: Black Ops III," is set in a future world dominated by cutting-edge technology, where bio-technology and cybernetic enhancements have given rise to a new breed of Black Ops soldier. Method Studios collaborated with Treyarch to deliver state-of-the-art cinematics across 12 different scenes, each with an individual look and feel, as featured in the game’s story mode that’s available on next generation platforms.
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Micah Scarpelli Launches Post Production Company Uppercut in NYC
News: Micah Scarpelli Launches Post Production Company Uppercut in NYCEditor Micah Scarpelli, who has made his name working with brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Subway, Reebok, Gillette and Volvo, has officially opened the doors to his own full-service, New York City-based editorial/post-production company, Uppercut.
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Rising Sun Pictures/Arnold renderer
Rising Sun Pictures Standardizes on Arnold as its Primary Production Renderer
Solid Angle SL announced that Australian visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) has standardized on Arnold as its primary production renderer. The studio made the move to Arnold after realizing a dramatic increase in production efficiency and improvement in image quality while evaluating the software in production on a major feature film.
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Storyline brings VFX and grading closer with Baselight
News: Storyline brings VFX and grading closer with BaselightLeading Norwegian production and post company adopts OpenEXR-based BLG workflow
Storyline Studios, Norway’s biggest and most experienced post-production company, recently installed Baselight colour grading systems, along with Baselight for NUKE plug-ins to provide strong workflow links between effects and finishing. Describing their company as “the highest concentration of film nerds in Norway”, Storyline provides an end-to-end technical and creative service from cameras and directors to finish and delivery, for projects from commercials to feature films.
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Post23 gets a heroic boost from ftrack
News: Post23 gets a heroic boost from ftrackKids’ minds seem to race at a million miles per second, so catching their attention with something like yogurt – even a delicious, fruit-flavored drink version – is surely challenging. But in Europe, Danone has been able to spice up its Actimel for Kids brand with the introduction of Team Actimel, a trio of super-powered heroes that fight aliens and injustice.
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Dneg uses Clarisse on Mockingjay
News: Dneg uses Clarisse on MockingjayEarlier this month, the Isotropix Team attended Siggraph Asia, where we had the opportunity to have Eric Vezinet, Rendering Supervisor atDouble Negative, among our speaker lineup. In addition to his presentation, Eric took some time to answer our questions and kindly shared with us his experience with Clarisse in production at Double Negative Singapore.
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VFX Legion and the New Wave of Worldwide VFX
News: VFX Legion and the New Wave of Worldwide VFXVFX Legion is a post-production facility unlike any other in that, strictly speaking, there is no actual facility. Read on to learn how the world’s first fully remote visual effects vendor operates, and how tools like cineSync ensure a harmonious workflow, no matter the geographical distance.
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ARRI partners the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
This year ARRI proudly served as a partner of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), sponsoring two awards, hosting several popular events and showcasing the highly versatile AMIRA camera.
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ARRI SUPPORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM ACADEMIES CONFERENCE
The annual conference of the International Association of Film and Television Schools (CILECT) was held at Munich’s University of Television and Film (HFF) this year. From November 17-19, representatives from the world’s top training institutes were guests in Munich. ARRI Group supported the conference with presentations, keynote speeches and an exhibition of its latest products.
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SIM Digital Hosts Demo of Panasonic VariCam 35
News: SIM Digital Hosts Demo of Panasonic VariCam 35Cinematographer Theo van de Sande, ASC shares his experience in using the 4K “Ultra HD” camera on “Cheerleader Death Squad.”
Members of Toronto’s motion picture and television production community got a first-hand look at Panasonic’s new 4K “Ultra HD” digital cinema camera, the VariCam 35, in a special technology demonstration hosted by SIM Digital.
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To Infini and beyond - ftrack powers Orv VFX
News: To Infini and beyond - ftrack powers Orv VFXTransporting viewers from the safety of Earth to an alien-infested, 23rd-century mining colony on the distant edge of the solar system is no mean feat – just ask the filmmakers behind indie sci-fi pressure cooker Infini.
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Pixel Magic Lights Up the Crowds in "My All American"
Pixel Magic announced that it recently created all of the visual effects for "My All American". The movie, directed by Angelo Pizzo, (writer of RUDY and HOOSIERS), opens in theaters on November 13, 2015.
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HBO's "Game of Thrones" Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio by Chainsaw's Joe Finley
Blackmagic Design today announced that Joe Finley of LA based post production facility Chainsaw, a SIM Group company, is grading HBO’s Emmy Award-winning series “Game of Thrones” with DaVinci Resolve Studio. Joe has graded the series with DaVinci Resolve Studio since 2012, and with season five’s finale in June, anticipations are already high for the season six premiere in 2016.
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Growing success for Baselight Editions free-to-read and –render
News: Growing success for Baselight Editions free-to-read and –renderNow available, Avid and NUKE free plugins allow colour grade to be imposed in real time; simple upgrade to full node-locked or floating licences if required
FilmLight has already transformed collaborative post-production with Baselight Editions, a series of plugins which put complex, high quality grading capabilities into popular post tools. Now it has gone a step further by making it free to use Baselight Editions to read and render grades. As the grade is created in the colour suite, now it can be seen immediately in Avid editorial and NUKE VFX without needing to purchase a licence for those systems.
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True colours of The Americans created on Baselight
News: True colours of The Americans created on BaselightTechnicolor PostWorks New York and colourist Crowley shaped a special look for top spy drama
When it came to grading The Americans, where the central characters live a double life, colourist John Crowley knew he would need to create some distinctive looks. He used one of Technicolor PostWorks New York’s Baselight systems to grade series two and three of the New York-shot, 1980s-set show, working closely with director of photography Richard Rutkowski.
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Boris FX Releases Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Avid
News: Boris FX Releases Boris Continuum Complete 10 for AvidNew BCC 10 plug-ins bring integrated mocha tracking and masking, new 3D titling, and advanced finishing tools to the Avid timeline.
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Muse VFX Uses Fusion Studio for Visual Effects on "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
News: Muse VFX Uses Fusion Studio for Visual Effects on "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"Blackmagic Design today announced that LA based Muse VFX uses Fusion Studio for their VFX work on “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,” the hit television show from El Rey Network and Miramax®.
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Host/Producer Mike Mitchell is pleased to announce that BC Outdoors Sports Fishing TV television series is airing the seventh season across Canada and the USA this fall
News: Host/Producer Mike Mitchell is pleased to announce that BC Outdoors Sports Fishing TV television series is airing the seventh season across Canada and the USA this fallMike Mitchell, host and producer of the popular television series BC Outdoors Sports Fishing TV is pleased to announce that they will be airing the seventh season on networks throughout Canada and the United States this fall. Mitchell, editor of BC Outdoor magazine, also produces Sportsfishing Adventure TV. The TV show brings the pages of the magazine alive with breathtaking scenery, world-famous fishing opportunities by sharing his knowledge and expertise host. While the main focus is on informing, explaining and teaching, the show is expanding their audience by showing the viewers how easy fishing can be and what to use in order to be successful during a day out on the water.
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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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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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International Cinematographers Guild Approves Rebecca Rhine New National Executive Director
News: International Cinematographers Guild Approves Rebecca Rhine New National Executive DirectorEffective December 1. Bruce Doering to aid in transition.
Rebecca Rhine has been named the new National Executive Director of the 7,700-member International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) succeeding Bruce Doering effective December 1, it was announced yesterday by Guild President Steven Poster during the Guild's National Executive Board held in Century City.
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Carbon VFX’s Leo Nguyen Crafts Minimal, Mesmerizing Intro for 2015 Kickstarter Film Festival
News: Carbon VFX’s Leo Nguyen Crafts Minimal, Mesmerizing Intro for 2015 Kickstarter Film FestivalIn an effort to whet the audience’s appetite for the 2015 Kickstarter Film Festival, award-winning Design Director Leo Nguyen of creative studio Carbon VFX has crafted a pre-roll video that not only teases the films being shown during the one-day event, but one that intrigues viewers in the process.
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Women Surfers On The Rise At AlphaDogs
News: Women Surfers On The Rise At AlphaDogsWhile non-traditional gender roles are becoming more widely accepted, stereotypes still have a tendency to get in the way. This is particularly true for a Latina woman who is a teacher by trade, but wanted to blaze her own trail as the first female surfer in a tiny rural fishing village. Filmed on location in Baja, Mexico, La Maestra is a unique surfing movie told in the words of teacher/surfer, Mayra Agulair, that brings to light the issues facing female surfers, as well as the importance of taking care of the environment that we use for recreation and sports.
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FuseFX Brings Penn State's Nittany Lion to Life for Emmy-Winning Image Spot
News: FuseFX Brings Penn State's Nittany Lion to Life for Emmy-Winning Image SpotFuseFX recently helped bring life one of the country’s most recognizable college icons. Penn State University’s Nittany Lion statue flexes its muscles and leaps from its stone pedestal in a national television commercial promoting the school and its students as “connected for life.” The 30-second ad, which airs during televised Penn State athletic events, won an Emmy Award from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. It earlier won a Telly Award.
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Canon USA Announces new EOS M10
News: Canon USA Announces new EOS M10Compact Addition to the EOS M-Series of Cameras Is Flexible, Stylish and Fun With an Emphasis on Connectivity
For capturing and sharing life’s important moments with great clarity, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the EOS M10 interchangeable lens digital camera. A compact and stylish design, the EOS M10 camera has the features and lens options to help photographers expand their creativity and the mobile compatibility and size for social-sharers to stay connected with sharp images that are sure to draw ‘Likes’.
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MASTERSFX "Reborn:" Top VFX House to Dominate Small Screen Throughout 2015/16 Fall Season with Unprecedented Slate of Television Projects
News: MASTERSFX "Reborn:" Top VFX House to Dominate Small Screen Throughout 2015/16 Fall Season with Unprecedented Slate of Television ProjectsTodd Masters, Founder and President of MASTERSFX has announced an unprecedented slate of current and upcoming small screen projects which will feature original character and makeup FX, as well as digital FX, from the award-winning studio.
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Filmworkers Partners with Top Directors for Effects-Driven Spots
News: Filmworkers Partners with Top Directors for Effects-Driven SpotsFilmworkers’ Rob Churchill, teams with directors Spike Lee, Hank Perlman, and Dave McNally on top brands
Filmworkers’ Rob Churchill has become the go-to visual effects wizard for some of the top directors in advertising. He recently joined director Spike Lee in placing actor Samuel L. Jackson into a series of swanky digital office sets. He teamed up with director David McNally of CoMPANY Films to save a businessman from a shark attack. And, for good measure, he helped Hungry Man director Hank Perlman relaunch the Coneheads into outer space.
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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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VIEW 2015 ANNOUNCES CELEBRATION OF LAIKA’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY AND SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS ON THE FUTURE OF VIDEOGAMES
News: VIEW 2015 ANNOUNCES CELEBRATION OF LAIKA’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY AND SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS ON THE FUTURE OF VIDEOGAMESREMARKABLE TALENT GATHERING FOR THIS YEAR’S VIEW PROMISES BEST CONFERENCE EVER
VIEW 2015 has added a special Celebration of Laika’s 10th Anniversary, and also several special presentations about the Future of Videogames, to this year’s extraordinary gathering of talent. “This year’s VIEW Conference will be, without question, the best one we’ve ever presented!” says Professor Maria Elena Gutierrez, Executive Director. “I can’t wait for this year’s conference to begin.” VIEW 2015 takes place in beautiful Torino, Italy October 19 to 23.
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Adobe Takes Creativity Mobile at MAX 2015; Major Updates for Video Editors
Creative Cloud Announcements Include New Mobile Apps, Touch in Desktop Tools, Video Assets Coming to Adobe Stock
At Adobe MAX 2015, the world’s leading creativity conference, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today outlines its vision for Creative Cloud -- a “connected creative canvas” where people create and share their work from anywhere. With millions of members around the world, Creative Cloud brings together essential desktop and mobile apps; a growing marketplace for content, assets and talent; and a vibrant community where creatives can showcase their work and find inspiration. Adding to Creative Cloud momentum, the company today shipped two new mobile apps, Photoshop Fix and Capture CC, enabling quick retouching and asset capture on the go and announced new Touch capabilities across Creative Cloud desktop applications including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and Premiere Pro CC. Adobe is also highlighting its patented CreativeSync technology, which powers connections between desktop and mobile apps and the assets creatives use every day. In addition, video content is coming soon to Adobe Stock, the company’s royalty-free collection of high-quality photos, illustrations and graphics.
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Black envisions post-apocalyptic Stockholm with ftrack
News: Black envisions post-apocalyptic Stockholm with ftrackStockholm-based studio Bläck has produced a great deal of eye-catching work in the past, including an award-winning Nike+ campaign with classic black-and-white cartoons designed by French illustrator McBess, and a series of commercials for Electronic Arts' fantasy role-playing game, Dragon Age Inquisition. But with State Zero – a live-action short film directed by Andrée Wallin – the team had to take on a very different task altogether: it had to transform its very own backyard into a post-apocalyptic nightmare.
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