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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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PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.8
Render Farm Management Software Adds Job Submission Capabilities and New Interface to ArtistView GUI
Today, PipelineFX releases Qube! 6.8, the latest update to the leading render farm management software for visual effects. Qube! 6.8 expands the capabilities of ArtistView bringing job submissions, a simpler configuration process and tabbed navigation into a new user interface.
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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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Beast's Bryan Simpson Cuts New Music Video for Wavves
News: Beast's Bryan Simpson Cuts New Music Video for WavvesBeast Chicago’s Bryan Simpson recently edited the new music video “My Head Hurts” for Wavves, directed by Jack Wagner. The quick cuts underscore the band’s frenetic energy, weaving together live concert footage from their 2015 tour with shots of their behind-the-scenes antics.
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Cutting Edge Turns Out “Powers” VFX with Two Synched Render Farms and Qube!
Australian Sites Chop Render Hours on Marvel Project with Single Submission Tools and Detailed Log Tracking
When many studios are limited to one facility and a small bank of computers, Australia’s Cutting Edge was sitting on a gold mine – two big VFX studios and all the hardware that came with them. Two times the resources doesn’t mean two times the efficiency, though, especially when your farms don’t talk to each other. To create that bridge, the team invested in PipelineFX’s Qube!, a render farm management tool tailored to the needs of big VFX projects.
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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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Editor Jason Painter Joins Beast Atlanta
News: Editor Jason Painter Joins Beast AtlantaBeast has added award-winning editor Jason Painter to its Atlanta roster. Painter’s career spans twenty years in top markets throughout the U.S., working with top clients from Toyota to Nike, and earning awards from Cannes Lions, AICE, and CLIO, along with an Emmy nomination. At Beast’s Atlanta studio, he will work with co-located outposts of Company 3 and Method Studios to service clients nationwide. He will also be available in the six other markets where Beast has offices.
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Darin Grant Joins Solid Angle as VP of Engineering
News: Darin Grant Joins Solid Angle as VP of EngineeringVeteran Technology Exec To Focus on Scaling Development Efforts, Cloud Rendering Strategy
Solid Angle SL, developer of the Arnold advanced image renderer, announced that Darin Grant has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering. Former CTO at Digital Domain and Method Studios and having held senior technology roles at DreamWorks Animation and Google, Grant will help the company scale development operations as its customer base continues to grow, and lead its cloud rendering initiative.
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New Chicago Studio Almost Gold Shines Brightly; Founder & Creative Director Linas Jodwalis Joins Forces with Director Matt Egan and EP Tom Leonard
News: New Chicago Studio Almost Gold Shines Brightly; Founder & Creative Director Linas Jodwalis Joins Forces with Director Matt Egan and EP Tom LeonardCreative Director Linas Jodwalis has staked a claim with Almost Gold, a new design-driven production studio featuring Director Matthew Egan. Tapping Tom Leonard as Executive Producer, the Chicago-based shop is positioning itself to provide concept-to-completion creativity for the advertising and entertainment industries.
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Kitty Snyder Hired to Lead Partnerships at Beast, CO3 & Method in Atlanta
News: Kitty Snyder Hired to Lead Partnerships at Beast, CO3 & Method in AtlantaPost production veteran Kitty Snyder has been appointed Director of Creative Partnerships for the Atlanta branches of Beast, Company 3 and Method Studios, co-located Deluxe Creative Services companies. A longtime local, Snyder will cultivate existing client relationships, establish new ones, and match projects with the right artists and solutions. Well-versed in all aspects of production and post, she is equipped to readily address the challenges of varied projects.
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Green Day Docu "Heart Like a Hand Grenade" Cut by Beast's Dean Gonzalez
News: Green Day Docu "Heart Like a Hand Grenade" Cut by Beast's Dean Gonzalez“Heart Like a Hand Grenade,” the new documentary chronicling the making of Green Day’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning album “American Idiot,” is both a time capsule and an intimate profile. Shot and directed by John Roecker and edited by Beast’s Dean Gonzalez, the documentary opened in theaters across the U.S. on October 15 in line with Roecker’s original vision that the film not be released until at least ten years after the album’s debut.
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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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Joanna Woods Appointed Producer for Beast, Company 3 and Method in Chicago; Kendall Fash Promoted to Nat'l Director of Marketing for Beast
News: Joanna Woods Appointed Producer for Beast, Company 3 and Method in Chicago; Kendall Fash Promoted to Nat'l Director of Marketing for BeastDeluxe Creative Services today announced the hiring of Producer Joanna Woods, who will oversee projects in Chicago for co-located sister companies Beast, Company 3, and Method Studios. Kendall Fash, who was previously in the producer role, has been named National Director of Marketing for Beast. She will remain based in Chicago.
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Deluxe Delivers Color Grading, Audio and Post for Nineteen Films at TIFF 2015; Deluxe Toronto is TIFF’s Official Post Production Home
Many of TIFF’s Most Anticipated Projects Feature Contributions From Deluxe and its Portfolio Companies Company 3, Method Studios and EFILM
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. provided a wide range of creative services and digital solutions for nearly twenty of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF 2015) selections. Deluxe Toronto, Deluxe’s full service postproduction facility in downtown Toronto, is also the official post-production home for the Toronto International Film Festival.
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MPC LA NEWS: 5 New 3D Artists Hired, 1 Promoted
Burris, Tucker, Saavedra, Broussard, Maude & Trippe Add Major Firepower to MPC LA Advertising 3D Division
In response to new business growth driven by its diverse offering across VFX, VR and color, and industry recognition of excellence most recently with AICP and Cannes honors, MPC Los Angeles is pleased to announce the new hires of five industry-leading artists to its Advertising 3D division.
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Deluxe Creative Services Names Jaclyn Paris EP in Atlanta
News: Deluxe Creative Services Names Jaclyn Paris EP in AtlantaDeluxe Creative Services today announced the addition of Jaclyn Paris as executive producer for its growing Atlanta facility. In this role, she serves as the executive producer for Beast Atlanta, as well as oversees production for co-located sister facilities Method Studios and Company 3. Paris joins Deluxe from Cosmo Street Editorial, where she was head of production; she previously held various senior production roles at Lost Planet, Rabbit Content, Ravenswork Audio, and feature documentary outfit Isotope Films.
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The Foundry Introduces MARI 3
Now 3D paint artists can iterate faster, manage complexity better and produce higher quality results
At Siggraph 2015, The Foundry will demonstrate MARI 3, the newest version of its industry leading 3D paint package. Ideal for texturing and look development artists in the VFX, animation and games industries, MARI 3 combines productivity enhancing features with broader and tighter pipeline integration. This includes an exposed node graph for advanced users and integration with the rendering and baking capabilities of MODO, The Foundry’s 3D content creation solution. The Foundry will showcase MARI 3 at its Siggraph Booth #309, as well as in its live broadcast from Siggraph on Wednesday, August 12 at 10:05 AM (PDT).
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PipelineFX to Preview Qube! 6.8 at SIGGRAPH 2015
New UI Part of Demos in Booth #801; “Straight Talk on Cloud Rendering” Theme of Organized Birds of a Feather Event
At SIGGRAPH 2015, PipelineFX will give the world a sneak preview of Qube! 6.8 and its brand new UI. The Qube! UI includes two highly requested features: a new submission interface and a centralized preference management system, and can be seen in Booth #801.
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Encore VFX Congratulates 'The Flash' Team on Emmy Nom
News: Encore VFX Congratulates 'The Flash' Team on Emmy NomEncore VFX artists were recognized today with Emmy® Award nominations for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for work on The CW Series “The Flash.” The nominees include VFX Supervisor Armen Kevorkian, VFX Producer James Baldanzi, Associate VFX Supervisor Keith Hamakawa, Animation Supervisor Jason Shulman, 3D Supervisor Stefan Bredereck, 3D Character Artist Kurt Smith, 3D Artist Lorenzo Mastrobuono, Compositing Supervisor Andranik Taranyan and Lead Compositing Artist Gevork Babityan. Winners will be revealed at the primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony, which will air Saturday, September 19 at 8pm ET/PT on FXX.
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Xsens’ MVN Wearable Motion-Capture Systems Helps Push Universal Pictures and MRC’s Ted 2 VFX to New Heights
Lightweight Inertial Capture Suits Let the Production Company Lay Down Ted’s Performance Live on Set
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Encore VFX Envisions the Paranormal for 'The Whispers'
News: Encore VFX Envisions the Paranormal for 'The Whispers'Encore artists in Vancouver and Los Angeles completed anywhere from 30 to 60 VFX shots per episode
A mysterious force begins manipulating children in ABC Television's new series "The Whispers," which features visual effects from Encore VFX.
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Deluxe to Offer Virtual Reality Services
News: Deluxe to Offer Virtual Reality ServicesFirst Project, “Neuro” for GE, Created in Partnership with Kite & Lightning Revealed atu E3 2015
Deluxe Entertainment Services Inc. (Deluxe), the world's leading digital services company, today announced a new slate of technology and services to develop content for immersive entertainment and virtual reality experiences. Coinciding with this announcement, Deluxe has recently completed work on "Neuro," developed with creative VR studio Kite & Lightning for GE, debuting today at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles, Calif.
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Method Studios Demolishes Downtown LA in "San Andreas"
News: Method Studios Demolishes Downtown LA in "San Andreas"90 Method artists complete 247 complex visual effects shots including Los Angeles earthquake
The action thriller "San Andreas," now in theaters, is packed with catastrophic destruction, achieved in part through 247 complex visual effects shots executed by Method Studios facilities. As one of the main visual effects vendors on the film, Method was responsible for the entire downtown Los Angeles sequence, in which an earthquake decimates the city, and also contributed to the San Francisco sequence.
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PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.7
Render Farm Management Software Adds Faster Bulk Submission, Yosemite OS X Platform Support, and Variable Controls for Submitted Jobs
Today PipelineFX, creator of the leading render farm management software for visual effects, announced the release of Qube! 6.7, delivering more speed, stability and variable control options for professional VFX and design studios.
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Zoic Adds Seasoned Flame Artist Toby Brockhurst
News:Zoic Adds Seasoned Flame Artist Toby BrockhurstCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added veteran Flame Artist Toby Brockhurst. With over two decades of experience in VFX, he has worked on effects-driven spots for major brands such as Kia, Guinness, Volvo, EA Sports and BMW, and worked for top shops including MPC, Framestore, The Mill, and Method Studios. He has also amplified the visuals on music videos for the likes of Tori Amos, Air, Annie Lenox, George Michael, Jamiroquai and Missy Elliot, and feature films such as Transformers 3D, Pearl Harbor, Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Harry Potter and The Big Lebowski. Recent work out of Zoic includes spots for Jeep, Samsung, and Sony PlayStation.
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Production Company Tröll Pictures Launches in Los Angeles, Signs Snorri Bros Peter Steinzeig On Board as Executive Producer
News: Production Company Tröll Pictures Launches in Los Angeles, Signs Snorri Bros Peter Steinzeig On Board as Executive ProducerNew commercial production company Tröll Pictures launched today in Los Angeles. In conjunction with hanging its shingle, Tröll Pictures announced roster directorial duo the Snorri Bros, and welcomed Peter Steinzeig as Executive Producer. The new company was started by Brickyard VFX partners Dave Waller, Patrick Poulatian, Kirsten Andersen and Steve Michaels.
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Scout Adds Christos Mountzouros as Executive Producer
News: Scout Adds Christos Mountzouros as Executive ProducerBicoastal design studio Scout has added seasoned producer Christos Mountzouros as Executive Producer. Mountzouros brings nearly a decade of experience in production and post production, with a background spanning producing for motion graphics, interactive, VFX, animation and live action as well as representing talent for a number of top design, interactive, and animation companies. He previously led the design departments at both Method Studios and MPC and has also lent his talents to such shops as Nice Shoes, Digital Kitchen, Logan, Mass Market, and Curious Pictures. He has produced a myriad of intricate projects for such networks as HBO, CNN, IFC, and MTV and brands including Google, Levi’s, Microsoft, MAC, Samsung, and GE.
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PipelineFX's Qube! Helps Vision Globale Deliver Superpowered VFX
PipelineFX's Qube! Helps Vision Globale Deliver Superpowered VFX for Movies like “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
For Vision Globale, creating effects for movies like “X-Men: Days of Future Past” could be as complex as their plots. In its work on projects like Bryan Singer's time-travelling, shapeshifting, Academy Award-nominated blockbuster, the Montreal studio uses no fewer than four separate 3D packages, plus numerous other renderers, compositing applications, simulation tools and plugins. Fortunately, Qube!, PipelineFX's powerful render farm manager, is there to bring order to the chaos.
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The Foundry Delivers NUKE Non-commercial
Industry Standard for VFX, Editorial and Finishing Free for Non-commercial Use
It’s known in the industry as the most powerful solution for compositing, used for everything from major motion pictures, including the Oscar® winning Gravity, episodic and commercials, to immersive live action content in virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR). In fact, since 2008, every film nominated for an Oscar® for Best Visual Effects has used The Foundry’s solutions.
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Image Engine Tames “Chappie” Renders with PipelineFX’s Qube!
News: Image Engine Tames “Chappie” Renders with PipelineFX’s Qube!No Crashes and Customized Render Farm Management Tools Efficiently Produce 500K+ Render Jobs for the Film
How many CPU minutes does it take to make 1,000 VFX shots for “Chappie”? Over 95 million – or, put another way, the equivalent of one computer working non-stop for 2,000+ years. With numbers like these, it’s no wonder VFX houses like Image Engine refuse to leave their render farms to chance. Major movie projects and custom pipelines require something more, and for Image Engine, that something is PipelineFX’s Qube! – the most trusted render farm manager for VFX.
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Brewster Parsons Promotes Jason Cohon To Exec Producer; Welcomes Producer Zack Whitley
News: Brewster Parsons Promotes Jason Cohon To Exec Producer; Welcomes Producer Zack WhitleyCompany Founder/EP Darcy Parsons announced that award-winning visual effects studio Brewster Parsons has promoted Jason Cohon to Executive Producer and welcomed Producer Zack Whitley to the BP team. These key moves continue Brewster Parsons’ steady growth in the commercial marketplace and beyond. Whitley comes to Brewster Parsons after runs in Detroit and Minneapolis, as well as Mirada and Method Studios in Los Angeles.
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PR: Billy Gabor Tapped as Managing Director of Deluxe Creative
News: PR: Billy Gabor Tapped as Managing Director of Deluxe CreativeBilly Gabor Tapped as Managing Director of Deluxe Creative Services Atlanta
Deluxe Creative Services has promoted Billy Gabor from Senior Colorist to Managing Director of its Atlanta studio, which currently is home to local outposts of Company 3, Method, Encore and Beast. The new position serves to further unify the post production services of each company under the Creative Services umbrella.
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Beast Announces Victoria Venantini as New East Coast Rep
News: Beast Announces Victoria Venantini as New East Coast RepBeast, a national creative editorial company, today announced Victoria Venantini as its new east coast sales rep. Based in New York, Venantini is an independent consultant with a proven track record in advertising and production sales, having worked with top clients including Moxie Pictures, Digital Domain, RSA Films, and many more.
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Deluxe Promotes Morgan Strauss & Stephanie Rezentes to Managing Director
News: Deluxe Promotes Morgan Strauss & Stephanie Rezentes to Managing DirectorStrauss Named MD of Encore; Rezentes Named MD of Level 3 Post
Deluxe Creative Services CEO Stefan Sonnenfeld today announced the promotion of Morgan Strauss to managing director of Encore, and Stephanie Rezentes as managing director of Level 3 Post. The promotions are part of an ongoing initiative to streamline operations across companies under the Deluxe Creative Services umbrella including Beast, Company 3, EFILM, Encore, Level 3 Post, and Method Studios.
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Jiangye Technology Park Makes PipelineFX’s Qube! Primary Render Manager for 100 Companies
In an effort to spur economic growth, China’s Jiangye District government has purchased 400 licenses of PipelineFX’s Qube! to manage the rendering needs of 100 companies currently residing in its new Jiangye Newtown Technology Park and a recently announced joint venture with Original Force that will provide renders, motion capture, color grading and 3D scanning to customers across the globe.
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Shotgun Brings VFX Artists Together for Open-Movie Project “Galactic Battles”
News: Shotgun Brings VFX Artists Together for Open-Movie Project “Galactic Battles”For visual effects artists in Vancouver, pros of all backgrounds and experience levels flock to the VanCG Meetup group for fostering a unified and supportive community. The non-profit organization, led by founder Nick Romick, offers popular monthly educational events, networking, and community-driven collaborative projects to let artists experiment with new techniques and tools outside the office. One such collaborative project currently in progress is “Galactic Battles,” a sci-fi short film featuring both live action and CG that pits the ships from beloved sci-fi franchises against each other in an all-out battle royale.
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Beast Adds Astrid Downs as Executive Producer
News: Beast Adds Astrid Downs as Executive ProducerCreative editorial company Beast has hired Executive Producer Astrid Downs to oversee projects for its Santa Monica office. Downs comes to Beast with a well-rounded background gained from working across production and post production for over a decade.
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Valerie Petrusson Named President of Beast
News: Valerie Petrusson Named President of BeastCreative editorial company Beast has named post production industry veteran Valerie Petrusson as President. A co-founding member, Petrusson returns to Beast after steering sales and marketing for commercial and feature projects at parent company Deluxe. In her new role, Petrusson will be responsible for overseeing Beast’s seven offices across New York, Santa Monica, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit and Austin.
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NEW HIRES: The Academy signs Cub Studio
News: NEW HIRES: The Academy signs Cub StudioSeattle-based animation studio The Academy has signed London based animation and graphics shop Cub Studio for U.S. commercial representation. Cub Studio is founded by design industry veterans Fraser Davidson and Ben Skinner, whose broad backgrounds in animation and online marketing fuse together a team of talented artists and producers to craft innovative designs for commercials, broadcast promos and branded content. With previous campaigns for such top brands as Vodaphone, Twitter, Mercedes-Benz, ESPN, Bose, GE and BBC, their work has garnered numerous awards including a BAFTA Award as part of the Hat Trick team that produced the BBC’s “The Revolution Will Be Televised” in 2013. Known for their comedic animation work and sports branding, their recent work for ESPN gives a crash course on the history of Cricket just in time for the ICC Cricket World Cup.
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Autodesk & Shotgun Play a Supporting Role for Academy Award Nominees
It’s Academy Awards Season - Great Artists with Great Technology Are Creating Great Movies : Autodesk and Shotgun Software Are CG Tools of Choice for All 5 Best VFX and 7 Best Picture Academy Award Nominees
The role of technology in the service of great storytelling continues to evolve, and this year's Academy Award nominees reflect the impressive artistry of the global computer graphics industry. From Best Pictures and VFX, to Best Cinematography, Animated Features and Shorts, Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) media and entertainment software played a supporting role in the creation of many of this year's most acclaimed movies. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also recognized Autodesk technology with a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (Sci-Tech Award).
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A Common Thread Teams with David&Goliath for 2015 KIA Launch
News: A Common Thread Teams with David&Goliath for 2015 KIA LaunchLos Angeles production company, A Common Thread, and director/cinematographer Jordan Valenti deliver running footage package and commercial.
A Common Thread has produced a running footage package for Kia Motors of America and Los Angeles advertising agency David&Goliath to help launch the automaker’s 2015 line. Director/cinematographer Jordan Valenti captured driving footage of the Kia Cadenza, Optima, Sorento, K900 and other model vehicles in a variety of urban, suburban and rural settings. The material will be used in national and regional ad campaigns, on the web, in showrooms and other outlets throughout the model year.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2015 Board of Directors Officers; Mike Chambers Elected as Board Chair
News: Visual Effects Society Announces its 2015 Board of Directors Officers; Mike Chambers Elected as Board ChairMike Chambers Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2015 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2015 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was elected as Board Chair.
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NEW WORK: The Academy's Alasdair + Jock and Trunk Animation Santa's Wish List for Coca-Cola
News: NEW WORK: The Academy's Alasdair + Jock and Trunk Animation Santa's Wish List for Coca-ColaSeattle-based animation studio The Academy’s duo Alasdair + Jock visualize Santa’s wish list in the smile-inducing new :30, “Wrapping Paper,” for Coca-Cola out of Wunderman, NY. Produced by London-based Trunk Animation, the spot flips the wish list concept around, showing what Santa wants from the world: for all of us to make somebody happy.
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PipelineFX’s Qube! Behind John McAslan + Partners’ Arch-Viz Beauty Shots
News: PipelineFX’s Qube! Behind John McAslan + Partners’ Arch-Viz Beauty ShotsFamed London Architecture Firm Uses Design Discount to Add Speed and Efficiency to After Hours Render Farm
Success hasn't eluded John McAslan + Partners (winner of over 90 design awards), but like most architecture firms rendering has proven a challenge. The downtime, the man hours, the volume - all issues that were diminished after installing PipelineFX's Qube!. Now, they have the stable, artist-friendly and customizable system they needed for all those late night rendering binges.
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2014 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners Announced
News: 2014 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners AnnouncedHollywood Post Alliance Gala Shines Brightly as Leaders and Innovators in Post Production are Recognized
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Whitehouse Post Editor Trish Fuller Rocks the Vote with All-Star Cast
News: Whitehouse Post Editor Trish Fuller Rocks the Vote with All-Star CastRapper Lil Jon puts a spin on his hit song “Turn Down for What” in the latest PSA for Rock the Vote. “Turn Out for What,” cut by Whitehouse Post’s Trish Fuller, is a star-studded short film featuring celeb cameos including Whoopi Goldberg, Fred Armisen, Lena Dunham, Natasha Lyonne, and Sophia Bush, who share the belief that we should all “turn out” for something.
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Visual Effects Society Names Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonso as VES Summit Keynote Speaker
Academy Award-winning VFX Artists, Cinematographers and Production Designers Headline Visual Imagery Panel; Industry Leaders Host 14 Interactive Business Roundtables
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, announced Victoria Alonso, Executive Vice President of Visual Effects and Post Production, Marvel Studios as Keynote Speaker at its 6th annual Summit, Networking and Visual Imagery Evolution.” The interactive forum on Saturday, October 18th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to explore the dynamic evolution of visual imagery and illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem solving in a TED Talks–like atmosphere.
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Passion Turns to PipelineFX for Big Ad Campaigns
News: Passion Turns to PipelineFX for Big Ad CampaignsArtists Rely on Qube! to Manage Renders on Spots like Nike’s Blockbuster Ad, “The Last Game”
When you’re responsible for Nike’s visual message to World Cup fans, the pressure is intense. Not ready in time? Then Nike just missed their shot.
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OTOY releases OctaneRender™ 2.1 with Community-Requested Features and Scriptable Nodes for Developers to Go Beyond Graphics
Lighting layers, Undo function, and improved sampling make the best GPU renderer even better
Cloud graphics pioneer, OTOY Inc., today announced the availability of OctaneRender™ 2.1, the latest version of its advanced real-time rendering software with several improvements and community-requested features. Previewed at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference and 2014 NAB Show, the new version includes:
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Facilis TerraBlock Shared Storage Supercharges Turnaround for Buddha Jones
Buddha Jones is the entertainment-marketing heavyweight behind several film, television and game trailers for major studios like Paramount, Warner Brothers, NBC, Fox, EA and Ubisoft. With an impressive list of credits to its name and a reputation for delivering the highest-quality content, the company's services are in high demand in Hollywood. Each month Buddha Jones' creative team manages thousands of hours of HD and 4K footage. As its project load continues to grow, the team is banking on a Facilis TerraBlock Shared Storage System to handle the influx.
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Reel FX Hits 4.5 Million Render Jobs Using PipelineFX’s Qube!
News: Reel FX Hits 4.5 Million Render Jobs Using PipelineFX’s Qube!Leading Render Farm Management Software for VFX Currently at Work on New Guillermo Del Toro Production, “The Book of Life”
The tools that last are the ones that can roll with the punches. For Dallas, TX and Santa Monica’s Reel FX, one tool has helped them manage 4.5 million render jobs in the most efficient way possible. Now in its 11th year of use, PipelineFX’s Qube! plays the guardian role for a production queue riding high on the success of “Free Birds” and the impending release of the new Guillermo Del Toro-produced feature with 20th Century Fox, “The Book of Life.”
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JWT Atlanta Takes SCANA Energy Back to Its Roots
In this new campaign, SCANA Energy goes back to its roots with its iconic blue snap and jazz jingle. The fully integrated campaign, entitled “SCANA Family,” aims to reconnect with loyal customers and entice new customers through its offerings and competitive pricing.
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Hit House Writes Original Music for Wildly Popular "Superfan" Netflix TV Spot Starring Ricky Gervais
News: Hit House Writes Original Music for Wildly Popular "Superfan" Netflix TV Spot Starring Ricky GervaisTop music production company The Hit House wrote and produced the original music featured within a wildly popular new Netflix TV spot entitled “Superfan,” starring Ricky Gervais. The new spot made its debut during last week’s Emmy Awards telecast. Sally House, Executive Producer at The Hit House, made the announcement.
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A Wonderful World of Color
Technicolor-PostWorks’ The Room Posts “The Giver”
The Room, the boutique finishing facility located within Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, recently completed two months of post-production finishing on "The Giver," the new film from director Phillip Noyce and The Weinstein Company. In a project involving numerous creative and technical challenges, the facility handled editorial conforming and color grading. The latter included applying the finishing touch to an onscreen world that undergoes a gradual transition from black & white to color.
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PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.6
Render Farm Management Software Increases Efficiency, Maximizes Throughput and Promotes Easy Integration With Key Pipeline Components; See Qube! 6.6 at SIGGRAPH 2014
Today PipelineFX, creator of the leading render farm management software for VFX, will enable production companies to create a more efficient pipeline with the release of Qube! 6.6. The new Smart Share feature helps studios achieve maximum throughput, while Universal Callbacks and Flight Checks promote tight integration with production management/reporting tools so Qube! can be pipeline friendly from day one.
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PipelineFX to Host Panel on “Building a Next-Generation Render Farm Pipeline” at SIGGRAPH 2014
Technology Experts from Digital Domain, Scalar Decisions, and Digital District Weighing In During Birds of a Feather Event; Designer-Friendly Licensing Option Set to Debut
This year at SIGGRAPH 2014, PipelineFX will focus on how studios can get to a future-ready render farm quicker. Through a Birds of a Feather panel that includes tech leads from Digital Domain and Digital District, as well as demos of the soon-to-be-released Qube! 6.6, PipelineFX will unlock how studios of every size can get there.
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IABM Supports its Members and BBC Academy as UK Transitions to File-Based Programme Delivery
The IABM showed support for the UK’s upcoming transition to file-based programme delivery by joining forces with the BBC Academy, to host an exclusive preview event for its members and key representatives from across the broadcasting industry.
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Chaos Group to Host Two “V-Ray Days” at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Chaos Group to Host Two “V-Ray Days” at SIGGRAPH 2014ILM, Method Studios, and Digital Domain Among Featured Presenters, Real-Time Live Event Showing Rendering Advancements for Independent Filmmaking
At SIGGRAPH 2014, Chaos Group is bringing back one of last year’s most popular presentation events, “V-Ray Days.” Filled with behind-the-scenes information on rendering techniques used on films like “Captain America: The Winter Solider,” “Maleficent,” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the two-day event will not only cover films, but broadcast television, commercials, game cinematics and more.
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Shotgun Keeps This Summer’s Big Movies On Track
News: Shotgun Keeps This Summer’s Big Movies On TrackLeading Production Management Software Drives VFX Pipelines at Top Studios
Shotgun Software, developer of the cloud-based collaboration platform for creative companies (recently acquired by Autodesk), was integral to the production of over a dozen of this summer’s tentpole films. Used by visual effects studios worldwide, Shotgun played a key role in keeping artists and shots on track at facilities such as Digital Domain, Milk VFX, Framestore, Method Studios, Double Negative, Atomic Fiction, Image Engine, Rodeo FX, Factory VFX and more, for films including X-Men: Days of Future Past, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Giver, Hercules, Lucy, The Maze Runner, and others.
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PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf”
News: PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf”Leading Render Farm Management Software Qube! Speeds Up Production Schedule and Capitalizes on Existing Hardware for Developing Feature
When a University of Portsmouth professor wanted to give his students more hands-on work, he set his sights high: a feature length film in full CG. After the shock of such an ambitious undertaking wore off around campus, a small team of technicians started brainstorming how to make it happen. This process led them to the idea of sponsors, which in turn led them to render farm management experts, PipelineFX.
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Method Studios Names Esteemed Visual Effects Supervisor Marc Weigert As President
Appointment Comes as Method Continues Work on High-Profile Projects Including "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "The Maze Runner"
Method Studios, Deluxe's global visual effects company, has named industry professional Marc Weigert as its president.
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Beijing’s Base Fx Makes Qube! a Big Part of Feature Film Workflow
500 Additional Render Farm Management Software Licenses to be Used on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and Other Blockbuster Films
PipelineFX, makers of Qube!, the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today that Beijing VFX firm Base Fx has ordered 500 additional licenses to supplement their growing feature film queue.
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Filmworkers Launches “Churchill’s Studio” for Visual Effects and CG
News: Filmworkers Launches “Churchill’s Studio” for Visual Effects and CGRob Churchill to lead new creative unit, whose first project is an all-CG spot for Cedar Fair.
Continuing its expansion mode, Filmworkers has formed a new in-house creative unit, Churchill’s Studio, focused on visual effects and animation. Headed by Visual Effects Director Rob Churchill, the new unit will provide services ranging from compositing and visual effects to full CG production.
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Next Media Animation Scaling Up Qube! In Response to Worldwide Acclaim
News: Next Media Animation Scaling Up Qube! In Response to Worldwide AcclaimRender Farm Management Software Helps Company Meet Topical Timelines for Internationally Famous News Clips
When a man gets attacked by a bear or the mayor of Toronto starts giving in to drugs, who you going to call? Next Media Animation (NMA) if you want your breaking news to be animated, informative and hilarious.
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Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”
News: Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”Visual Effects House Was Lead Vendor for Futuristic Action Adventure
Visual effects house Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, was the lead vendor on Summit Entertainment’s “Divergent,” which has grossed over $175 million at the worldwide box office in its first four weeks of release. Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, brought the film to theaters in North America on March 21, 2014.
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Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand Spots
News: Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand SpotsPowerful, Easy-To-Use Render Farm Management Tools Let Artists in MPC’s Motion Design Studio Become Their Own Render Wranglers for High-Profile Rebrand Job
When one of the UK's largest broadcasters asks you to create a series of station identification clips (idents) for a major channel rebrand, you know that millions of people will be scrutinizing every frame. So how do you ensure the rendering goes without a hitch – without the need for dedicated support staff? If you're MPC, the answer is simple: you turn to PipelineFX and its Qube! render farm management system.
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Autodesk Announces 2015 3D Animation Software
News: Autodesk Announces 2015 3D Animation SoftwareNew Software Empowers Artists’ Creativity With Innovative New Tools Like Bifrost And Shaderfx
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) unveiled the 2015 versions of its popular 3D animations tools: Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, Softimage, and the newest addition to the lineup, Maya LT, a 3D animation and modeling tool for professional indie game makers. Autodesk also announced the availability of the 2015 Entertainment Creation Suite for 3D animation and visual effects.
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Encore VFX Names Scott Ballard to New Position, Pipeline Supervisor
News: Encore VFX Names Scott Ballard  to New Position, Pipeline SupervisorEncore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company, announced today that technology expert Scott Ballard has joined its rapidly-expanding VFX division as Pipeline Supervisor. Ballard is tasked with expanding the company's inter-studio pipeline across all Encore VFX facilities worldwide, ensuring its operations are also at the state-of the-art level of efficiency.
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Southpaw Technology To Launch TACTIC | aWare for the Unity Game Engine
News: Southpaw Technology To Launch TACTIC | aWare for the Unity Game EngineGame Developers and other Unity Users can now Enjoy the Security, Productivity and Cost Savings of an Integrated, Open Source Asset and Workflow Management System
Southpaw Technology, developers of the open source digital asset and workflow management system TACTIC, announced today an integration for the Unity game engine, TACTIC | aWare for Unity, which will be available to purchase in early April 2014. With the integration, game developers and other content creators working in small and large teams can now use the familiar Unity interface to access digital files directly from a TACTIC database, where all files are securely stored and automatically organized and versioned. The integration will cost $399, and requires TACTIC to operate. TACTIC can be downloaded for free from the TACTIC Community site or from the TACTIC GitHub project.
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Company 3®, London Adds Top Talent Claire McGrane to Lead UK Facility
News: Company 3®, London Adds Top Talent Claire McGrane to Lead UK FacilityAward-winning post house Company 3, a Deluxe Creative Services company, today announced that Claire McGrane is joining the London facility to lead the team. In doing so, she also joins the senior global management team for the Company 3 group.
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Twist Signs Worldwide Creative Collective: Tomato
News: Twist Signs Worldwide Creative Collective: TomatoCreative Alliance Expands Both Companies Internationally
Under the leadership and vision of Twist Executive Producer Amyliz Pera, based in Manhattan, the well known and highly respected national production company has entered into a U.S. representation and production agreement with multi-award winning design and film collective Tomato.
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The Academy Award Nominations Are Out and the Winner Is.....Digital Artistry
News: The Academy Award Nominations Are Out and the Winner Is.....Digital ArtistryAutodesk Software Plays an Integral Role in the Creation of Great Movies - Including 8 of the 9 Best Picture Nominees
Great movies are defined by great stories and increasingly, great storytelling is being empowered by digital technology. Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) media and entertainment staff and software played a starring role in the creation of many of this year's Academy Award nominees across many categories and were recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with two Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards (Sci-Tech Awards).
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Happy Birthday, Bruce Swedien!
News: Happy Birthday, Bruce Swedien!Five-time Grammy Winner celebrates his 80th birthday
Iconic recording engineer and author Bruce Swedien looks back on nearly six decades of recording and mastering some of the greatest songs of our times. His longevity and relevance serves as a testament to his talent as his career in music began with the post-swing era and continues through today's age of ever-evolving multi-media digital technology.
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Company 3® Adds Internationally Respected Colorist Damien Van Der Cruyssen to Roster in New York
News: Company 3® Adds Internationally Respected Colorist Damien Van Der Cruyssen to Roster in New YorkAward-winning post house Company 3, a Deluxe Creative Services Company, is proud to announce the arrival of highly-acclaimed colorist Damien Van Der Cruyssen to the New York facility at 218 West 18th Street, where he will color feature films and commercials. Van Der Cruyssen, who began his career in his native France, comes to Company 3 following an eight-year tenure at The Mill, NY where he started as Senior Colorist and eventually moved up to hold the title Joint Head of Color.
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BRW Filmland Los Angeles’ Matthew Pollock Brings The Sexy Back To Garbage Removal For Hefty
News: BRW Filmland Los Angeles’ Matthew Pollock Brings The Sexy Back To Garbage Removal For HeftyBRW Filmland Los Angeles director Matthew Pollock discovers the sensual side of trash with a cast of hunky garbage men in the new :30 “The Ultimate Garbage Men” for Hefty out of Havas Worldwide Chicago. Following his viral hit, “Gay Men Will Marry Your Boyfriends,” Pollock delivers a spot that features a host of brawny sanitation workers, sprinkled with a less-than-lean, but charming cohort, to appeal to the female population with a straightforward and steamy demonstration of Hefty’s new Ultimate garbage bag.
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Industry Leaders Form Samaserve
News: Industry Leaders Form SamaserveThree leading industry pros, Bob Ott, Sal Sandoval and Mel Medina, have joined forces with financial expert Vincent Tuzzio, Jr. to form Samaserve, a sales and service company that is taking an innovative approach to providing broadcast and professional digital cinema, television studios and mobile video production companies with first tier production consulting, technology sales, support and service.
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ArsenalFX Expands Post Production Team: David Carlson of Digital Domain Joins as Senior CG Generalist; Cortney Haile Promoted to Head of Operations, and Casey Conroy is Named VFX Director
News: ArsenalFX Expands Post Production Team: David Carlson of Digital Domain Joins as Senior CG Generalist; Cortney Haile Promoted to Head of Operations, and Casey Conroy is Named VFX DirectorArsenalFX, a leading Visual Effects Post Production studio specializing in high end commercial finishing, has significantly expanded and bolstered its in-house team. David Carlson has joined ArsenalFX as Senior CG Generalist, after having served as a Senior CG Generalist for many years at Digital Domain. Cortney Haile has been promoted to Head of Operations for ArsenalFX, while Casey Conroy has joined the company as VFX Director. The announcements were made today by ArsenalFX Executive Producer Ashley Hydrick.
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Whitehouse Post Adds Luis Ribeiro to New Business Development Team
News: Whitehouse Post Adds Luis Ribeiro to New Business Development TeamWhitehouse Post is pleased to add Luis Ribeiro to its team as new business developer covering editorial, visual effects, and design. Ribeiro’s background suits him perfectly for this new role: as the founder of global consultancy Ambassador Digital Group and the U.S. consultant for FilmBrazil, he has forged enduring relationships with key players across the global advertising industry. A Brazilian native, Ribeiro will seek to expand Whitehouse Post businesses nationally and internationally, and serve as a key instrument in extending the Whitehouse brand into Latin America and the ever-growing U.S. multicultural market.
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Digital District Now Manages Render Farm with PipelineFX’s Qube!
500 New Licenses to Be Used Immediately Across Global Organization on New 3D Feature
PipelineFX, makers of Qube!, the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today that the global VFX firm Digital District will now use Qube! to manage linked render farms from China to Paris.
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Alphadogs Cruise The Sunset Strip
News: Alphadogs Cruise The Sunset StripHollywood’s infamous Sunset Strip has a heart and soul of its very own. Just a mile-and-a-half long, the strip started as just a humble dirt road that connected Hollywood studios to a new development called Beverly Hills. This was only the beginning of what would later become one of the most recognized boulevards in the world. In the feature documentary "Sunset Strip," written and directed by Hans Fjellestad, audiences are taken on a journey through time with gangsters, musicians, movie celebrities and dreamers from all walks of life that have made Sunset Strip what it is today. Recently finishing post services with Burbank based AlphaDogs, the film is now available On Demand and DVD. (http://sunsetstripthemovie.com/)
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PipelineFX's Burst License Program Helps SVA Students Avoid Deadline Hell
News: PipelineFX's Burst License Program Helps SVA Students Avoid Deadline HellAbility to Double License Capacity of its Render Farm For Free Lets Largest US Art School Process 70 Student Shorts in Just Six Weeks
When a Hollywood animation studio gears up for a deadline, it does so with a render farm already consisting of hundreds or thousands of active machines. But when New York's School of Visual Arts (SVA) gears up to render its students' graduation shorts, its farm goes from almost complete inactivity to processing 800,000 frames in a period of six weeks.
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Visual Effects Society Names Founder and CEO of Illumination Entertainment Chris Meledandri as Keynote Speaker at 2013 VES Summit
Andrew Merkin, Head of Special Projects and Transmedia at Mirada Studios and Max Michael, Head of Business Development, Asia at UTA Among Highlighted Speakers
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, announced Chris Meledandri, Founder, CEO, Producer at Illumination Entertainment as Keynote Speaker at its 5th annual Summit, “A New Reality: Content Creation and Distribution.” The daylong interactive forum on October 26th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem solving in a TED Talks-like atmosphere.
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NO6 Teams with 72andSunny for Activision
News: NO6 Teams with 72andSunny for ActivisionNO6 Editor Chan Hatcher recently set to work with Biscuit Director Aaron Stoller via 72andSunny in a new campaign for “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” the latest of Activision’s popular Call of Duty franchise. From the street to the dentist’s chair and beyond, the new :30s find Call of Duty fans miming the game’s explosive action in the most unlikely places.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Business Roundtables for 2013 VES Summit
Women in VFX, Facilities of the Future, Crowd Sourcing Funds, Virtual Studios and The Art of the Deal in Content Creation Among 12 Featured Interactive Sessions
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, announced 12 Business Roundtable Discussions set for its 5th annual Summit, “A New Reality: Content Creation and Distribution.” The daylong interactive forum on October 26th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem solving in an atmosphere akin to TED Talks. Business Roundtable moderators include senior executives from Walt Disney Studios, Paradigm Talent Agency, Method Studios, The Third Floor, Scarecrow Visual Effects and Digital District. Sessions include:
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Cause & [Effect] Adds Jenn Dewey As Executive Producer
News: Cause & [Effect] Adds Jenn Dewey As Executive ProducerNew York-based Cause & [Effect] has added Jenn Dewey as Executive Producer of their growing commercial division. With 15 years of post-production experience, Dewey has developed a fine-tuned expertise for every step in the process: CG, animation, editorial compositing, motion graphics, color correction, visual effects. Joining the team after most recently holding the role of Senior Producer at Method Studios, she has worked on numerous top commercial projects for brands such as Pepsi, HP, ETrade, Verizon, BMW, Nintendo and Twinnings for major agencies such as BBDO NY, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Grey, mcgarrybowen, kbs+, Leo Burnett and AMVBBDO.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Featured Sessions for 2013 VES Summit
Former AMPAS Presidents Forum, NASA/JPL Mars Curiosity Rover Expert and VFX Experts Panel on New Models for Profitability
The Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, has announced several featured sessions set for its 5th annual Summit, “A New Reality: Content Creation and Distribution.” The daylong interactive forum on October 26th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem-solving in an atmosphere akin to TED Talks. Prominent speakers sharing insights into the elements for success in the new VFX landscape will include:
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PipelineFX Draws Up New Plan for Pratt’s Render Farm
News: PipelineFX Draws Up New Plan for Pratt’s Render FarmMulti-App Capability and Tailored Technical Support Reward Wary School for Trying Render Farm Management One Last Time
Try, try, try again only works when each attempt yields a little more. In Pratt Institute’s case, productivity was paramount; but their render farm manager didn’t seem to agree. It couldn’t even support multiple content creation apps at once, causing a vicious cycle of inefficiency that robbed students of the speed they needed. Pratt’s trust was restored when they found PipelineFX’s Qube!; now, render farm management is their white knight.
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mcgarrybowen, Independent Media, Lost Planet And Sonic Union Track Down A Rogue Taxi For Verizon Wireless
News: mcgarrybowen, Independent Media, Lost Planet And Sonic Union Track Down A Rogue Taxi For Verizon WirelessDirector Doug Liman (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Bourne Identity), and Lost Planet editor Hank Corwin team up with Sonic Union mixer Paul Weiss to make a lost phone search a death-defying adventure in the new :60 “Catch Me If You Can” for Verizon Wireless out of mcgarrybowen. The spot features a man losing his Google Now-enabled Droid in the back of a nightmarishly erratic taxicab, and having to chase it down in action-film-star fashion. Stephen Dewey of Machine Head provided the dynamic sound design, creating a realistic urban environment.
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Shotgun Software Announces Shotgun for Game Developers
Proven Shotgun Production Management Platform Now Optimized for Game Studios
Leading pipeline tools developer Shotgun Software today announced that its flagship production management tool, Shotgun, is now optimized for integration into game-specific workflows. Primed to tackle increasing challenges in the game industry, this launch is the result of over a year of collaboration with more than thirty top game studios including Avalanche, Microsoft Game Studios, and EA, and allows studios to seamlessly manage their art department's and remote partner's workflow, increasing studios' creativity, productivity and cost-efficiency. Shotgun is unveiling Shotgun for Game Developers at the XDS (External Development Summit), September 3-5 in Vancouver, Canada, and will be providing an overview of the tools at the Shotgun Presentation, Tuesday September 3, 2013 from 1:00-2:30PM.
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Method Studios and HALON Entertainment Announce Collaboration
Feature and Commercial Clients set to Benefit from New Alliance
International visual effects house, Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, and previsualization company HALON Entertainment, announced a strategic alliance agreement today. Under the agreement, Method will collaborate with HALON to jointly provide previs and VFX services to customers which will allow the two companies to share talent, technique, and locations. Combined services will be available out of any of Method’s worldwide locations, including London and Vancouver.
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Orad’s State-of-the-Art Sports-Oriented Camera Tracking Technology Patented
News: Orad’s State-of-the-Art Sports-Oriented Camera Tracking Technology PatentedOrad Hi-Tec Systems Ltd. (Frankfurt - Prime Standard; Symbol: OHT), a global developer, marketer and distributor of graphic solutions for the broadcast market, announced today that it has received a patent for its superior camera tracking technology. With Orad’s camera tracking technology, graphic enhancements can augment practically any sports video as if they were firmly and precisely attached to the field.
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Univera Improves Communications With New HD Streaming Video System Designed By ABS
News: Univera Improves Communications With New HD Streaming Video System Designed By ABSProfessional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced it designed and built an HD video production system for Univera, a Seattle-based direct selling organization that produces and markets health and wellness nutritional supplements. The new system is used to produce videos of meetings and other presentations, which are streamed live to the company’s sales force.
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Envy Post Production Selects Signiant Media Shuttle™ for Rapid Delivery of High Res Long and Short Form Programming
News: Envy Post Production Selects Signiant Media Shuttle™ for Rapid Delivery of High Res Long and Short Form ProgrammingEase and Brand-ability of Cloud-based Solution Helps Leading Post Production House Automate Workflows and Collaborate Better with Clients
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that leading post production house Envy Post Production has become yet another major UK broadcast content company to adopt Media Shuttle™ hybrid SaaS file transfer solution to move large files securely among its business partners and global customer base. Responding to its client needs, Envy Post has standardized on Media Shuttle because of its ease-of-use, the ability to be seamlessly branded and because it is today’s smartest way to move and share large files.
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Shotgun Production Management Platform Drives White House Down VFX Pipeline
News: Shotgun Production Management Platform Drives White House Down VFX PipelineUncharted Territory Production Team Collaborates and Manages Ten Visual Effects Vendors Via The Shotgun Platform
The Shotgun production management platform played a pivotal role in helping Uncharted Territory manage the White House Down visual effects pipeline, which was distributed among ten different companies across North America and Europe.
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BCD Audio Launches New Web Shop With New Products
News: BCD Audio Launches New Web Shop With New Products
UK designer and manufacturer of broadcast and professional audio products, BCD Audio, has launched new products coinciding with the opening of their new web shop.
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Method Studios Brings Down the House
News: Method Studios Brings Down the HouseMethod is One of the Lead VFX Vendors on "White House Down"
Visual effects house Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, was one of the lead vendors on Columbia Pictures’ “White House Down,” which opened this weekend. Method’s crew was led by Ollie Rankin, visual effects supervisor, and Christopher Anderson, visual effects producer for the team in Vancouver. Overall they completed 185 shots comprising four sequences. “White House Down” was directed by Roland Emmerich. Volker Engel and Marc Weigert were the production’s visual effects supervisors.
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Summer Blockbusters Graded by Company 3 Using DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve was Company 3's tool of choice for color grading major summer blockbusters this year, including “The Lone Ranger” and “Man of Steel” (graded by Stefan Sonnenfeld), “The Hangover Part III” (graded by Siggy Ferstl) and “World War Z” (graded by Adam Glasman). Company 3, a Deluxe Creative Services company with facilities throughout the globe, uses DaVinci Resolve for all its color grading work.
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PipelineFX Debuts Burst License Program for Education
Schools Can Now Double License Capacity of Their Render Farms Twice a Year for Free; First-Of-Its-Kind Policy a Budget-Friendly Solution for Cyclical Crunch Periods
Today PipelineFX announces that twice a year, all PipelineFX education customers on subscription can double their current license capacity at no additional charge, with the company’s new Education Burst License program. Schools can choose between a one month burst that will start at the beginning of a selected month and a 30-day burst that begins on a date of their choice. With nearly 200 schools already on subscription, the preferred render farm management solution for education just got a whole lot better.
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Superlounge’s Jordan Brady Directs O’Charleys Rebranding Campaign via Doner
News: Superlounge’s Jordan Brady Directs O’Charleys Rebranding Campaign via DonerInto the pantheon of iconic brand characters walks Brock Roland - the fictional “Spokes-Patron” championing O’Charleys and its new “9.99er” menu (9 meals for $9.99 each). He may have that regular guy way about him, but Brock is the kind of discriminating diner who expects good food, done right. Jordan Brady of Superlounge directed the 5-spot campaign, created via Doner/MI.
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PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.5
News: PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.5Biggest Expansion to Reporting and Performance Capabilities Yet; Detailed Cost Tracking For VFX Studios Working Across Multiple Shows and Clients
Today PipelineFX, creator of the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announces the release of Qube! 6.5. New tools for job tagging, configuration, and reporting round out Qube!’s most feature-rich offering to date; while improvements to Smart Farming functionality promote a simpler path to pipeline intelligence.
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