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SMPTE Elevates 16 Motion-Imaging Technology Industry Leaders to Fellow Status
SMPTE 2016 Will Pay Tribute to Achievements of the Society's Newest Class of Fellows and Celebrate 100 Years of SMPTE Leadership and Innovation
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that this year — the Society's centennial year — it will elevate 16 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industry, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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VFX Producers Chad Cortvriendt and Graeme Marshall Join FuseFX Vancouver
VFX Producers Chad Cortvriendt and Graeme Marshall Join FuseFX VancouverFuseFX continues to add seasoned talent to its production facility in Vancouver. Its latest additions are VFX Producers Chad Cortvriendt and Graeme Marshall with both bringing lengthy experience in the Canadian visual effects industry and credits spanning television, features, advertising and other media. The two producers are working with teams creating visual effects for series such as Legion, Dark Matter and Zoo.
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'Ghostbusters' VFX Breakdown Reel
Deluxe’s Iloura Puts the Ghost in Ghostbusters
The Iloura team completed 500 shots, led by Iloura VFX Supervisors Glenn Melenhorst and Andrew Hellen and Iloura VFX Producers Ineke Majoor and Jeannette Manifold. The feature was colored by Jill Bodganowicz at Deluxe’s Culver City, CA facility. Iloura’s slate of work focused on look development for and creation of ghostly characters.
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Mill+ Create Stunning Animated Opening Titles for Netflix’s “Fearless”
Mill+ Create Stunning Animated Opening Titles for Netflix’s “Fearless”Mill+ has collaborated with 25/7 Productions and director Michael John Warren on the striking opening titles for Fearless. The new Netflix series documents Brazilian bull riding culture, and the grueling journey of riders from Sao Paulo to championships in Las Vegas.
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HPA Announces 2016 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Aspera, Grass Valley, Real D, SGO to Receive Coveted Honor
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced the recipients of the organization's prized 2016 HPA Engineering Excellence Awards. The Engineering Excellence Awards were created to spotlight and reward companies and individuals providing services to the professional media content industry for their outstanding technical and creative ingenuity in media, content production, finishing, distribution and/or archiving.
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Carl Moore Joins Roundabout Entertainment as Senior Producer for Features
Carl Moore Joins Roundabout Entertainment as Senior Producer for FeaturesRoundabout Entertainment has appointed post-production veteran Carl Moore as Senior Producer for feature film services. Moore, who has helped guide more than 50 films through finishing, will work with clients in planning for post, and will manage projects through final editorial, color grading and delivery. Moore formerly served as a Digital Intermediate Producer at Modern VideoFilm, where his credits included The Young Messiah, Self/less and Veronica Mars.
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Timber Reaches New Heights With T-Mobile's Latest Spot "Momentum"
Timber Reaches New Heights With T-Mobile's Latest Spot "Momentum"Timber Creative Directors/Partners Jonah Hall and Kevin Lau led their amazing team of design, animation and VFX artists for T-Mobile’s latest spot “Momentum.” Directed by Tool of North America’s Marc Forster, the black, white and (T-Mobile’s trademarked) magenta visuals take you from skylines to coastlines, from the country to the city. The spot broke during the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics 2016 in Rio on Friday.
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2016 KODAK Student Scholarship Program awards $38,500 in tuition & film grants
Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: KODK) announced the winners of its 25thannual KODAK Student Scholarship Program, Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the 70thannual University Film & Video Association (UFVA)Conference, held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This international competition is part of Kodak’s long-held commitment to encourage and foster the next generation of filmmakers and honors students who demonstrate exemplary skills and creativity in the art of motion pictures.
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Deluxe News: New Portal Streamlines Star Trek Beyond Post Process
Unique Workflow Automatically Formats, Distributes Media and Metadata
to Multiple VFX Houses at Previously Impossible Speeds
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Sourceaudio's Alpha Libraries For Radio Service Hits One Million Tracks
Sourceaudio's Alpha Libraries For Radio Service Hits One Million TracksSourceAudio, the world’s leading white label music DAM platform, has announced that the company's Alpha Libraries for Radio service has achieved a major industry milestone: over one-million production library and SFX tracks are now available for download by subscribing radio stations. The announcement was made by Douglas Reed, EVP, Radio and Library Services, SourceAudio.
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Odysseus Arms keeps the hunger monster at bay in debut campaign for Foster Farms Corn Dogs
Odysseus Arms keeps the hunger monster at bay in debut campaign for Foster Farms Corn DogsSan Francisco-based advertising agency Odysseus Arms brings monstrous pangs of hunger to life in the new :30 “Appetites” for Foster Farms Corn Dogs. Directed by Emmy-winning Hungry Man helmer Dave Laden, the spot shows an active young boy being thrown off his soccer game by a furry little monster. As the game progresses, the creature grows bigger and bigger, only to be kept at bay with a savvy save by his mom, serving up Foster Farms Corn Dogs to finally kick the Hunger monster to the curb.
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DP Jason Newfield Shoots Sizzle Reels for Upcoming TV Season
DP Jason Newfield Shoots Sizzle Reels for Upcoming TV SeasonBlackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4K digital film camera was used by DP Jason Newfield to shoot several sizzle reels for the upcoming television season. Newfield, who DPs for History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel and more, chose the URSA Mini 4K for its cinematic look, versatility and ergonomics during the shoots.
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Rising Sun Pictures Delivers VFX for "Game of Thrones" Finale
Rising Sun Pictures Delivers VFX for "Game of Thrones" FinaleFor the finale of season six of HBO’s smash hit Game of Thrones¸ Rising Sun Pictures faced a formidable challenge: replicate the sprawling city of King’s Landing and its central shrine, the Great Sept of Baelor, and then burn them to the ground in a magical, green-hued inferno.
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Deluxe’s Iloura Puts the Ghost in Ghostbusters
Deluxe’s Iloura Puts the Ghost in GhostbustersIloura team completed 500 shots: led by Iloura VFX Supervisors Glenn Melenhorst and Andrew Hellen, Iloura VFX Producers Ineke Majoor and Jeannette Manifold, and colored by Jill Bodganowicz
Deluxe's Iloura team completed 500 shots in the recent release of Ghostbusters, in an effort led by Iloura VFX Supervisors Glenn Melenhorst and Andrew Hellen and Iloura VFX Producers Ineke Majoor and Jeannette Manifold. The feature was colored by Jill Bodganowicz at Deluxe’s Culver City, CA facility. Iloura’s slate of work focused on look development for and creation of ghostly characters.
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Chaos Group Announces Blockbuster Lineup for V-Ray Days at SIGGRAPH 2016
Offers Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look at VFX for Hit Films, Games and Television; Sneak Peek at Live VR Rendering Tech
Today, Chaos Group announced its fourth annual V-Ray Days at SIGGRAPH 2016. This popular presentation series gives artists an in-depth look at the VFX created by some of the industry's top production studios. In addition, Chaos Group will showcase emerging rendering technology in volumetric VR and live VR rendering.
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HOBO Partners With Gigantic Post On Audio For Sundance Winning Doc “Weiner
HOBO Partners With Gigantic Post On Audio For Sundance Winning Doc “WeinerNEW YORK, NY -- One of the surprise hits on the film festival circuit this year has been the documentary “Weiner,” the all-too-revealing inside look behind the failed New York City mayoral campaign of former Congressman Anthony Weiner that took home the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. Enhancing the aural impact was HOBO engineers Chris Stangroom, Stephen Davies and Julian Angel, who each played a key role in the film’s audio postproduction.
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FuseFX Applies an Inspired Touch to AMC's "Preacher"
FuseFX Applies an Inspired Touch to AMC's "Preacher"Visual effects production for the first season of AMC’s drama Preacher is in high gear at FuseFX, Los Angeles, as artists work to enhance the series’ ample servings of supernatural mayhem. The pilot episode alone featured more than 250 VFX shots with a high degree of integration that achieves a seamless marriage between the practical photography and the digital effects.
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ICYMI: The Foundry released KATANA 2.5
KATANA 2.5 brings greater efficiency to studios of all sizes with new Windows port
Today, The Foundrylaunches the latest update to its professional look development and lighting tool. Responding to customer demand, KATANA 2.5will offer support forWindows, puttingthe award-winning toolin front of more artists working in VFX, broadcast and animation.
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SIGGRAPH 2016 Announces Award Winners and Highlights of 43rd Annual Computer Animation Festival
SIGGRAPH 2016 Announces Award Winners and Highlights of 43rd Annual Computer Animation FestivalSIGGRAPH 2016, the world’s largest annual event in computer graphics and interactive techniques, announces the winners — and highlights — of the 43rd annual Computer Animation Festival. With the tagline "Render the Possibilities," SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24–28 July 2016.
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DP Dave Craig Takes Dreams to Screens with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorder
DP Dave Craig Takes Dreams to Screens with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld CamcorderDirector/Director of Photography Dave Craig, principal of Dream to Screen Productions (Los Angeles, CA), has put his AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor handheld to extensive use for client Operation Lion Claws Military Simulation Series (OLCMSS), sponsor of the largest simulation aircraft battles in the country.
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Legendary Editor Anne Coates, ACE Headlines Sight, Sound & Story 2016
Manhattan Edit Workshop's Fourth Annual June Post Summit Sells Out
On June 11, 2016, over 300 editors, filmmakers, and post production professionals packed the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway for a full day of panels focused on the art of editing documentary films, episodic TV, visual effects, and an in-depth discussion with legendary Oscar-winning editor Anne V. Coates, ACE. The day-long summit was followed by a two-hour networking party sponsored by the American Cinema Editors (ACE.) This year marks the fourth year of the only New York full day summit focused on the art of post production.
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Boris FX/Imagineer Systems: BCC 10 for Apple Now Shipping
Boris FX/Imagineer Systems: BCC 10 for Apple Now ShippingNew BCC 10 for Final Cut Pro offers hundreds of professional FxPlug tools and creative effects in one complete package.
Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Apple. Following recent releases for Avid, Adobe and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, BCC 10 now delivers major new tools for visual effects, title design, digital beauty work, and image restoration to the Final Cut Pro timeline.
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Fresh From Two Industry Award Wins, MASTERSFX Expands Into Toronto
Fresh From Two Industry Award Wins, MASTERSFX Expands Into TorontoHollywood & Toronto, June 23, 2016 - Two-time Emmy Award Winner Todd Masters, founder & president of character FX studio MASTERSFX, has announced an expansion of his 30- year-old company, with the opening of a new studio in Toronto.
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Director Martin Bell Revisits "TINY" with Nice Shoes Colorist Chris Ryan
Director Martin Bell Revisits "TINY" with Nice Shoes Colorist Chris RyanThe story of "Tiny" Erin Blackwell, spans over thirty years, with much of it having been documented by filmmakers Martin Bell and the late Mary Ellen Mark, first in their 1984 documentary, Streetwise, in a 2004 follow-up Erin, and again in their new film, TINY: The Life of Erin Blackwell. Nice Shoes colorist Chris Ryan graded the film with Bell, with whom he has worked on many projects, including documentaries Twins (2003), Alexander (2006), Prom (2010), as well as a series of short films for Novartis in 2013. Together, Bell and Ryan sought to establish a visual continuity between TINY and Streetwise, bringing together the looks of previously unseen 16mm footage along with recently captured digital footage. The film made its world premiere in the city where both films were shot, at the Seattle International Film Festival, and will make its East Coast debut as part of BAM Cinemafest on June 25th.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Expanded Program for UK Debut
HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Expanded Program for UK DebutExperts head to Oxfordshire 13-14 July for Exclusive Sessions, Compelling Content and Interaction
The HPA Tech Retreat, a pivotal gathering of those supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content for the dynamic landscape of distribution environments, makes its UK debut in Oxfordshire, 13 - 14 July. The Tech Retreat UK has announced an expanded agenda for the two-day event which features two solid days of the sessions on today's timeliest and relevant topics and projects. HPA and SMPTE formalized a partnership last year, and the event is presented by HPA in collaboration with SMPTE. HPA Tech Retreat UK takes place at the Heythrop Park Resort, a manor house that serves as both a 4-star hotel and a top-flight conference centre.
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SIGGRAPH 2016 Production Sessions to Host "Making Of" Hit Motion Pictures, Games, VR Films and Theme Park Attractions
SIGGRAPH 2016 Production Sessions to Host "Making Of" Hit Motion Pictures, Games, VR Films and Theme Park AttractionsSIGGRAPH 2016, the world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, will be presenting “Making Of” Production Sessions for a number of high-profile hit motion pictures, video games, VR films, and theme park attractions during this year’s conference. With the tagline "Render the Possibilities," SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24–28 July 2016.
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MPC NY provides VFX support for Novant Health "Boxing" spot...
MPC NY provides VFX support for Novant Health "Boxing" spot...A new ad for the healthcare provider Novant Health gets a dramatic visual effects boost from MPC New York. The spot, created by BBDO Atlanta and produced by Knucklehead, shows a woman in the fight of her life – only problem is, her opponent is invisible.
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SIGGRAPH 2016 VR Village will Celebrate "SUMMER OF VR" with Unprecedented VR & AR Installation
SIGGRAPH 2016 VR Village will Celebrate "SUMMER OF VR" with Unprecedented VR & AR InstallationSIGGRAPH 2016, the world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, will celebrate "The Summer of VR" with an unprecedented number of experiential and cutting-edge Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality installations, during this year's conference. A conference where attendees can "Render the Possibilities," SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24–28 July 2016.
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Boris FX / Imagineer Ship mocha Pro 5 with New Plug-in Options for Avid Media Composer and Adobe Creative Cloud
Boris FX / Imagineer Ship mocha Pro 5 with New Plug-in Options for Avid Media Composer and Adobe Creative CloudNew release of mocha Pro planar tracking and masking software delivers GPU acceleration and streamlined workflows for editing, visual effects, and post-production.
Imagineer Systems launches mocha Pro 5, a major new product release of the Academy-Award winning planar tracking, masking, object removal, and image stabilization software.
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Maggie's Plan: Technicolor PostWorks Helps Rebecca Miller Craft a Classic New York Romance
Maggie's Plan: Technicolor PostWorks Helps Rebecca Miller Craft a Classic New York RomancePost work for Director Rebecca Miller’s new romantic comedy Maggie’s Plan, currently in wide release from Sony Pictures Classics, was a labor of love for Technicolor PostWorks New York. A long-time supporter of independent film, the facility furnished suites and systems to Picture Editor Sabine Hoffman and her crew. It also provided resources for dailies processing, editorial finishing, color grading, sound mixing and deliverables. The project involved months of concentrated effort, spanning pre-production through the film’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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Synthwave aesthetic hyping Dallas Stars fans pre-game
How do you start the Dallas Stars’ 2016 playoff season with a bang? The Sequence ​Group decided go big or go home, choosing the 200x85ft ice rink of the American Airlines Centre as its creative canvas. For the pregame show Sequence’s artists created a digital projection across the 200x85 rink. Named the ‘Geometron’, the ice projection comprises a display of swirling neon wireframe inspired by early 80s video games.
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Alchemy Post Sound Recreates the Sounds of the Rain Forest for "When Two Worlds Collide"
Alchemy Post Sound Recreates the Sounds of the Rain Forest for "When Two Worlds Collide"Foley Artist Leslie Bloome has created subtle sound effects for scores of documentaries, including Heidi Brandenburg Sierralta and Matthew Orzel’s award-winning film about environmental degradation in Peru.
When Two Worlds Collide, winner of the World Cinema documentary prize for Best First Feature at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, focuses on the alarming and sad conflict between indigenous people of the Peruvian rainforest and corporations bent on exploiting the region through mining, drilling and clear cutting. First time directors Heidi Brandenburg Sierralta and Matthew Orzel tell the story of a local leader, forced into exile for resisting the destruction of Amazonian land, and shed light on a crisis that has implications for the entire world. The film screens this month in DC as part of AFI film festival and will have its World theatrical premiere at Film Forum in New York City on August 17, released by First Run Features.
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MTV’s “Scream” Returns to Chainsaw for a Second Chilling Season
MTV’s “Scream” Returns to Chainsaw for a Second Chilling SeasonPost-production finishing for the second season of MTV’s hit show Scream: The TV Series is currently in high gear at Chainsaw in Hollywood. The facility is handling editorial finishing, color grading and deliverables. It is also supplying editing suites and gear used by series editors.
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The Post Production Event of the Year, "Sight, Sound & Story" Returns to New York City on June 11th
The Post Production Event of the Year, "Sight, Sound & Story" Returns to New York City on June 11thLegendary Academy Award-winner Anne V. Coates, ACE heads this year's lineup of celebrated VFX artists and editors
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop, the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, today announced their all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for its annual one-day event, Sight, Sound & Story, held this year on June 11, 2016 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway at Columbus Circle. "Sight, Sound & Story is one of the few events that brings together the community to celebrate the art of visual storytelling. This year's panels include a look at visual effects artists, television's golden age, and groundbreaking documentaries. The event culminates with legendary editor Anne V. Coates, ACE's acclaimed career including The Elephant Man, Out of Sight, Unfaithful, Becket, In the Line of Fire, and the Oscar winning Lawrence of Arabia," says Josh Apter, owner of Manhattan Edit Workshop. "Our mission each year is to entertain, educate and provide our audience with unprecedented access and insight from some of today's greatest story tellers."
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The Colonie Is Chicago's Big Winner At AICE 2016 - Creative Editors Brian Sepanik + Keith Kristinat Winning Top Honors
The Colonie Is Chicago's Big Winner At AICE 2016 - Creative Editors Brian Sepanik + Keith Kristinat Winning Top HonorsCreative Editors Keith Kristinat and Brian Sepanik at AICP Award Presentation
The AICE Awards Show has grown into the post production industry’s premier competition for excellence in post production, creative editorial, music, color grading, design and sound. The Colonie creative editors, Brian Sepanik, and Keith Kristinat, received top honors at the 2016 AICE event, earning the editorial and post house the distinction of taking home the most awards of any Chicago-based company at this year’s presentation.
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MPC LA Makes Formidable New Hire & Key Promotion
Casey McIntyre Promoted to Creative Director, MPC Creative
MPC Los Angeles is pleased to announce Rob Hodgson has joined the studio as VFX Creative Director for the Advertising division. A well respected and accomplished Visual Effects Supervisor and Artist, his body of work includes Ang Lee’s Oscar and BAFTA award-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (for which Hodgson received a BAFTA nomination for visual effects), and award-winning commercials such as Kia “Dream Car,” GE “Ideas Are Scary” (both directed by Noam Murro) and Jell-O “Comb Over” (directed by Ulf Johansson). Hodgson joins CD Paul O’Shea to lead the studio’s renowned VFX team, behind recent work such as Nike “The Conductor,” Gatorade “The Dribble Effect” and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Seize Glory.”
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HPA Awards Open Call for Entries in Creative Categories
11th Annual Industry Honors Shine Spotlight on Excellence in Sound, Editing, Visual Effects and Color
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) has announced the opening of its Call for Entries in the Creative Categories for the 11th annual HPA Awards. These categories, considered the standard bearer for groundbreaking work and artistic excellence, recognize creative artistry in the field of post production.
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Sim Group Appoints New CEO - James Haggarty To Succeed Rob Sim, Founder
Sim Group Appoints New CEO - James Haggarty To Succeed Rob Sim, FounderAccomplished Media Executive Takes Lead Role With SIM Group; Rob Sim Becomes Vice Chairman Effective May 16
The Sim Group’s Board of Directors has appointed a new President and CEO, James (Jamie) Haggarty, effective May 16, 2016. After successfully expanding and diversifying the company he founded 34-years ago, Rob Sim is moving into a new role as Vice Chairman. The company has expanded rapidly over the past few years, encompassing a network of complementary brands that service the production and post production industries. James will focus on enhancing the innovation and execution that SIM customers need while accelerating key growth strategies for the company.
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AFI Announces Full Slate of AFI DOCS 2016 Films
94 Films from 30 Countries Include Three World Premieres Screening June 22–26 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD
Today, the American Film Institute (AFI) announced the slate of films for AFI DOCS 2016, running June 22–26 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD. The 14th edition showcases 94 films representing 30 countries, including three world premieres, seven North American premieres, three U.S. premieres, 12 East Coast premieres and one international premiere. AFI DOCS 2016 screenings will take place in Washington, DC, at the Newseum and the Landmark E Street Cinema, and in Silver Spring, MD, at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.
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Todd Masters & MASTERSFX Win Second Career Emmy Award for Netflix Movie "Monsterville"
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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"
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
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
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
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"
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
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"
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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”
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
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
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
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
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
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"
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
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
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
Timber Encourages Viewers To "Witness Greatness" In New CBS Promo For February's Super Bowl & GrammysDesign & 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
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”
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
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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After Effects 2015.3 - My Favorite FeaturesAfter Effects 2015.3 - My Favorite Features
Learn why you should upgrade to After Effects CC 2015.3 - 13.8.1 - a close and detailed look at the latest release of After Effects (August 2016). Roei Tzoref will be focusing on his favorite features that set this release apart from previous versions: Performance, Queue in AME, Lumetri Color new features, and more.
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It is easy to do some motion tracking and attach a basic stock footage element of fire onto your hands, but there is a little bit of work involved if you actually want to make it look good. In this intermediate tutorial by After Effects expert Tobias, you'll see how to use a fire stock footage element to set your thumb on fire! There are lots of useful tricks for null objects, expressions, and more in this tutorial that will help you create all sorts of other cool visual effects -- or set even more things on fire!
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Ok, if I'm being honest about this, Day Two was really a continuation of a very LONG day one. See I finished working last night about 6:30, then wrote the Day One blog, and then was preparing to go to bed around 11pm when I heard my phone chime that...
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