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Avid Congratulates its Emmy Award-winning and Nominated Customers at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
Avid Congratulates its Emmy Award-winning and Nominated Customers at the 68th Primetime Emmy AwardsAvid customers relied on the MediaCentral Platform to create high-quality programs recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today congratulates its customers on their nominations and awards at the prestigious Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).  As part of the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which took place on September 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the creative arts awards honor the behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production.
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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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Deluxe Creative Artists Contribute to 17 Productions Nominated for 68th Emmy® Awards in Key Categories
Work by Deluxe’s Iloura on Game of Thrones “Battle of the Bastards” Receives Outstanding VFX Nomination
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) is pleased to announce that its creative teams at Company 3, Encore, Deluxe studios, Iloura, and Level 3 contributed to 17 shows nominated in key overall and related craft categories for the 68th Emmy® Awards. In particular, work by Deluxe’s Iloura visual effects group, led by VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst, was recognized with nomination for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for Game of Thrones’ “Battle of the Bastards” episode (the show itself received 23 nominations). Deluxe creative work also contributed to these nominated shows, series and television movies:
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Hollywood-Based Troika Creates Bolder, Contemporary Identity for Corus Entertainment
Hollywood-Based Troika Creates Bolder, Contemporary Identity for Corus EntertainmentTroika, an entertainment brand consultancy and marketing innovations agency, unveiled a redesigned corporate brand for Corus Entertainment Inc. reflective of the Canadian media giant’s combined strengths and forward-looking strategy following its previously announced $2.65 billion acquisition of Shaw Media Inc.
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Sarofsky Strengthens Staff Talent Roster with Creative Director
Continuing to fortify its top-level creative and production capabilities, design-driven production company Sarofsky is announcing the immediate addition of creative director Patrick Coleman and producer Sam Clark to its staff. The news was announced today by company principal and executive creative director Erin Sarofsky and executive producer Steven Anderson.
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Sachtler's Bestselling Video 18 Fluid Head Undergoes A Major Update In Time For NAB 2016
Sachtler's Bestselling Video 18 Fluid Head Undergoes A Major Update In Time For NAB 2016NAB 2016, Booth 6025
Sachtler, a premier provider of camera supports, accessories, and bags and a Vitec Videocom brand, is upgrading their bestselling fluid head to introduce the Video 18 S2. Thanks to this new model, the Video 18 S2, users will now be able to handle a greater load bearing capacity of up to 20 kg, which is 4 kg more payload than the Video 18 S1. With this improvement, the Video 18 S2 is now the only head in its class that can operate at -40 to +60 degrees centigrade without any impact on its smooth operation.
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‘No One Company Should Do It All’, Telestream CEO Points to Long-term Advantages of Collaboration and Open Partnerships
‘No One Company Should Do It All’, Telestream CEO Points to Long-term Advantages of Collaboration and Open PartnershipsTelestream arrives at NAB with more than 50 third party collaborations in place, aimed at developing multi-vendor solutions in new multi-platform broadcast world
“Collaborate, collaborate, collaborate. For the sake of our customers’ long-term prosperity and the ability of our industry to adapt to a rapidly evolving multi-platform world all companies in the broadcast technology space need to engage with each other and co-develop new solutions to traditional business challenges,” so says Dan Castles, President & CEO of video transcoding and workflow automation specialist, Telestream.
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Blackmagic Design announces URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Cinema Camera now shipping
Blackmagic Design announces URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Cinema Camera now shippingBlackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K and the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera have commenced shipping and that the specifications of the two cameras have been changed. This announcement can also be viewed as a video available at https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/video/93298de7281044cf990b1f8783ef7827.
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mxfSPEEDRAIL and GRB - a long lasting relationship
MOG Technologies, the leading provider of MXF and centralized ingest solutions, today announced that GRB Entertainment, a global reference in reality show production has been using mxfSPEEDRAIL within their production workflows for more than two years. During this time, mxfSPEEDRAIL has proven to be a critical part of the ingest workflow, having a major role in the process that allows GRB to continue its endeavor to challenge viewers with programming geared to the highest common denominator.
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Three of Change partners with National Geographic Education to animate their new “Learning Framework.”
Three of Change partners with National Geographic Education to animate their new “Learning Framework.”THREE OF CHANGE produces the new “National Geographic Learning Framework” video animation.
Three of Change partners with National Geographic Education to animate their new “Learning Framework.”
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Cartoni's FOCUS HD Fluid Head Helps Cinematographer Danny Schmidt Capture Colombia's Endangered Spider Monkey
Cartoni's FOCUS HD Fluid Head Helps Cinematographer Danny Schmidt Capture Colombia's Endangered Spider MonkeyWhen wildlife cinematographer Danny Schmidt plunged into Colombia’s remote Magdalena River Valley earlier this year to document the plight of the critically-endangered brown spider monkey in a project for National Geographic, his camera package included Cartoni’s FOCUS HD fluid head supplied by Manios Digital & Film. Small enough to fit snugly in Schmidt’s backpack, the head combines lightweight design with Cartoni’s patented counterbalance system and proven reliability.
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DOLPH LUNDGREN | Juniper Jones crafts new spot for National Geographic's "Brain Games"
DOLPH LUNDGREN | Juniper Jones crafts new spot for National Geographic's "Brain Games"Little known fact: Action star Dolph Lundgren is a genius.
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Ridley Scott to be Recognized by American Society of Cinematographers
Ridley Scott to be Recognized by American Society of CinematographersOrganization Will Bestow Board of Governors Award to Esteemed Director-Producer
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will honor the extraordinary achievements of director-producer Ridley Scott in advancing the art and craft of filmmaking by bestowing him with the organization’s annual Board of Governors Award. The presentation will be made during the 30th ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement on February 14, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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Actor Gerald Auger cast in Australian production LOST FACE and Russian production PETERSBURG, A SELFIE
Actor Gerald Auger cast in Australian production LOST FACE and Russian production PETERSBURG, A SELFIEHe produced and starred in BOHEMIAN BLOOD in The Frightening 48 Hour Film Challenge in Northern Alberta
Gerald Auger – actor, producer, writer, entrepreneur and motivational speaker of Woodland Cree descent from Alberta, Canada has a busy fall with roles in three short films: “Lost Face”, “Petersburg. A Selfie”, and an independent short film “Bohemian Blood” for The Frightening 48 Hour Film Challenge. This is a man on a mission and his characters capture the essence of his talent.
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Arclight Productions Welcomes Daniel Sollinger As Head Of Development
Sollinger’s Appointment Coincides with Launch of Arclight’s New Film for Annenberg Space for Photography “LIFE” Exhibit – Opening October 24, 2015
Daniel Sollinger, a prolific and well-respected producer with over 15 years of experience in feature films, television and commercials,has joined Hollywood-based Arclight Productions as Head of Development. The newly created position and Sollinger’s appointment were announced by Arclight president Steven Kochones. Sollinger will lead the company's sales, marketing and development team to generate new business in film, TV and digital media, expand production and post-production capacities, secure strategic partnerships, and produce special projects exclusively for Arclight.
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AERIGON Provides Aerial Cinematography for Natural History Film Unit on Return of the Giant Killers
AERIGON Provides Aerial Cinematography for Natural History Film Unit on Return of the Giant KillersIntuitive Aerial’s UAV Helps Capture the Wonders of African Animal Life for BBC Natural World
The Natural History Film Unit (NHFU), based in Botswana, relied on the AERIGON UAV to capture aerial images of predators and prey for BBC Natural World’s The Return of the Giant Killers – Africa’s Lion Kings. The result is ground-breaking 4K footage of lions as they track their buffalo prey in the wild and an incredible audience experience of nature. By providing the industry’s first professional airborne camera platform, AERIGON allows the filmmakers to capture overhead angles and perspectives with precision, efficiently and with minimal environmental impact.
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43 of the Fall Season¹s Biggest TV Shows Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and Software
Blackmagic Design today announced that numerous Blackmagic Design products, including digital film cameras, Fusion Studio visual effects and motion graphics software, DaVinci Resolve Studio color corrector and online editor and more, are being used to complete brand new and returning hit fall television shows.
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AERIGON UAV Delivers Stunning Aerial Footage for New Taylor Swift Video, “Wildest Dreams”
Natural History Film Unit Captures African Wildlife Shots with Industry’s First Professional Airborne Camera System by Intuitive Aerial
The AERIGON™ aerial remote camera platform, outfitted with a RED Dragon camera, was used by the Natural History Film Unit (NHFU) to capture some of the sweeping overhead images for the latest Taylor Swift video, “Wildest Dreams”. Staged as a period piece film shoot on the African Savannah, the richly produced music video incorporates stunning aerial scenes of wildlife, thanks in part to the stability and lift capacity of AERIGON, which allows filmmakers to use the cameras and lenses they need for their shots, including full in-flight camera controls.
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2015 AICP Membership Survey Results Announced
2015 AICP Membership Survey Results AnnouncedAICP Releases results of Comprehensive Industry Survey, Highlights: Positive Trends in Production Activity
The Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) today announced the release of its thirteenth Annual Survey of the Commercial Production Industry. The study, conducted by Bovitz, a Los Angeles based market research consultancy, measures industry trends and activity in the $6 billion-plus production industry.
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Telestream Provides Media Transcoding & Transformation Platform for Fox International Channel Europe’s New UK Production Centre
Telestream Provides Media Transcoding & Transformation Platform for Fox International Channel Europe’s New UK Production CentreLondon production & distribution centre adopts file-based workflows, meets OTT content provision challenge & establishes DPP-compliant content supply chain to leading UK broadcasters
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced the successful deployment of a Vantage media processing and intelligent workflow automation platform at Fox International Channel (FIC) Europe & Africa's new production and distribution centre in Hammersmith, London.
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The Mill welcomes Pete King as Executive Producer for Automotive
The Mill welcomes Pete King as Executive Producer for AutomotiveThe Mill is pleased to announce the hire of Pete King as Executive Producer for their automotive clients and brands.
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Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading Theater
Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading TheaterFacility completes major expansion to support feature and television projects with UHD post services.
Pixel Underground, a SIM Group company, has completed a major facility expansion that includes the addition of a cinema-style 4K grading theatre. The new construction, which also includes a 4K online finishing suite, places the company at the leading edge in color grading and finishing services for motion pictures and television.
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Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading Theater
Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading TheaterFacility completes major expansion to support feature and television projects with UHD post services.
Pixel Underground, a SIM Group company, has completed a major facility expansion that includes the addition of a cinema-style 4K grading theatre. The new construction, which also includes a 4K online finishing suite, places the company at the leading edge in color grading and finishing services for motion pictures and television.
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Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading Theater
Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading TheaterFacility completes major expansion to support feature and television projects with UHD post services.
Pixel Underground, a SIM Group company, has completed a major facility expansion that includes the addition of a cinema-style 4K grading theatre. The new construction, which also includes a 4K online finishing suite, places the company at the leading edge in color grading and finishing services for motion pictures and television.
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One Fine Day Capture’s Essence Of Blues Great Bessie Smith In Promo For HBO’s Bio Pic ‘Bessie’
One Fine Day Capture’s Essence Of Blues Great Bessie Smith In Promo For HBO’s Bio Pic ‘Bessie’Design/Animation Studio Blends Photo-Real 3D Animation And Ultra High Res Live Action Into Compelling ‘Gilded Decay’ Look
Call it a prime example of ‘less is more’– design/animation studio One Fine Day created the compelling promo for HBO’s latest original film achievement, “Bessie,” starring Queen Latifah as the legendary blues singer Bessie Smith, featuring feathers gently falling in an empty theater where a boa lays wrapped around an antique microphone.
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Rascal Films Welcomes Cannes Award Winning Director Jonathan Pearson to Roster
Rascal Films Welcomes Cannes Award Winning Director Jonathan Pearson to RosterRascal Films is excited to announce the signing of award-winning director Jonathan Pearson for exclusive North American representation. This year, Pearson has been overwhelmingly decorated for his work for The Pilion Trust campaign “F**k The Poor” garnering multiple awards at Cannes, Clios, D&AD, the One Show, BTAA and Creative Circle.
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Fueld Films Unveils Award-Winning, Multitalented Director Roster; Extends Creative Reach With Talent And Second Office
Fueld Films Unveils Award-Winning, Multitalented Director Roster; Extends Creative Reach With Talent And Second OfficeCompany’s unique model sources exceptional directors, editors, vetted crew, and post talent to support execution of each project
Austin-based Fueld Films, known for producing national caliber commercials in regional markets, has boldly expanded its creative resources with a dedicated roster of directing talent from strategic markets throughout North America. The development of the Fueld roster is an evolution of the company’s unique model, whereby the company’s crack producing team sources exceptional directors, editors, vetted crew, and post talent to support the execution of each project at the highest level.
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Sheffield Doc/Fest programme announced
Sheffield Doc/Fest programme announcedFrom 5 to 10 June Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015 will welcome 250+ decision makers from 30 countries, including representatives from ABC, Al Jazeera, ARTE, BBC Britdoc, Channel 4, Cinereach, Chicken and Egg, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, National Geographic, NDR, National Film Board of Canada, Wellcome Trust, PBS, POV, SXSW, SBS and Tribeca Film Institute. Nine delegations will attend: BFI Film Audience Network Delegation, Jordanian Delegation, Nordic Delegation, Northern Film & Media Delegation, Mexican Delegation, Scottish Delegation, South African Delegation, Ukrainian Delegation VPRO Dutch Delegation.
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Mixer John Bolen Joins Newly Branded Formosa Villa
Post audio powerhouse Formosa Group launches commercials division in its renovated Santa Monica location
Rapidly growing Formosa Group is pleased to officially present Formosa Villa, its commercial/branded entertainment division housed at the newly renovated Formosa Santa Monica facility. Formosa Group also enthusiastically announces the addition of accomplished mixer John Bolen and executive producer Lauren Cascio. Industry veteran Bolen comes to Formosa Villa from PLAY with over two decades of experience in post-production sound. John has regularly teamed up with such top agencies as TBWAChiatDay, Media Arts Lab, 72andSunny, Venables Bell & Partners, Wieden+Kennedy, Deutsch, Vitro and David&Goliath, among others.
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Pivot Audio Opens Los Angeles Studio
Pivot Audio Opens Los Angeles StudioAcclaimed boutique audio production studio Pivot Audio today announced the opening of a Los Angeles office, which will be led by award-winning composer Guy Amitai. Founded by Amitai in Amsterdam in 2008, Pivot specializes in original composition, production, and sound design for creative clients worldwide. With an ever-growing body of U.S. work in recent years, including Coca-Cola’s 2015 Super Bowl spot “Make It Happy” via Wieden+Kennedy, the addition of a permanent home in Los Angeles will allow Pivot to streamline its services for U.S. clients moving forward.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2015 Golden Reel Nominations
Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2015 Golden Reel NominationsThe Motion Picture Sound Editors today announces nominees for the 62nd MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
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AlphaDogs Blasts Off In Search Of Life On Mars tonight on The Discovery Channel
AlphaDogs Blasts Off In Search Of Life On Mars tonight on The Discovery ChannelThe fascination with the planet Mars has captivated audiences for decades. From Hollywood movies depicting Martians as inhabitants to actual scientific space exploration using robotic probes, the red planet has continued to be shrouded in mystery with no conclusive evidence of life ever having existed. In the new exciting documentary Red Planet Rover, new facts and findings will be unveiled with the results of Mars Curiosity rover’s first two years of explorations and finally answering the question “could life ever have existed here?” The documentary will air on The Discovery Channel, Thursday, December 18th at 10pm EST. [7pm or 10pm PST, depending on carrier. Check local lisitngs.)
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Adventure Filmmaker Taylor Steele Signs with Bully Pictures
Adventure Filmmaker Taylor Steele Signs with Bully PicturesTaylor Steele, an American filmmaker best known for the award-winning surf documentaries Sipping Jetstream and Castles in the Sky, has joined Bully Pictures for exclusive representation for advertising projects. The director of more than 40 films as well as television spots for Corona, Aston Martin, Roxy and Pacifico, Steele has spent more than two decades traveling the globe, capturing spectacular imagery while working with the world’s best surfers, musicians and other talents.
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Arrow Media Uses Aframe To Rapidly Move Dailies During Innovative Production Of “Ultimate Airport Dubai”
Arrow Media Uses Aframe To Rapidly Move Dailies During Innovative Production Of “Ultimate Airport Dubai”Saves 20 weeks on the edit, about two weeks per episode, with Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform; delivers series on time, under budget, and ultimately resulting in a better show.
Arrow Media, one of the UK's top independent creative forces, has used Aframe as its cloud video platform for the production of factual series “Ultimate Airport Dubai,” season two. Aframe was used throughout the show’s production to facilitate the production process, enable cost and time efficiencies and provide secure and reliable storage.
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Met Film Post Brings on SNS EVO as Central Hub for Production Workflow
Met Film Post Brings on SNS EVO as Central Hub for Production WorkflowStudio Network Solutions’ EVO Shared Storage Server Supplies Collaborative and Cost-Efficient Workflow Solution for UK’s Award-Winning Met Film
Based at Ealing Studios in London, the oldest continuously working film studio in the world, Met Film Post is one-third of one of the UK’s most remarkable film organizations, Met Film. Met Film combines three leading-edge companies, Met Film School, Met Film Production and Met Film Post. By providing hands-on, professional experience for students, award-winning productions and front line post-production technology services, the vanguard organization creates a unique and a symbiotic working setting for aspiring filmmakers and established experts.
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BARABOOM! Studios Helps “Cosmos” Previsualize the Wonders of Science
BARABOOM! Studios Helps “Cosmos” Previsualize the Wonders of SciencePrevisualization Specialist’s Virtual Production Modes Aids in Visual Effects Design, Production Design, Production Planning, and more for Emmy-Nominated National Geographic Series.
In a project spanning 9 months, BARABOOM! Studios served as previsualization supplier for "Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey," assisting in the design and execution of numerous complex visuals for the groundbreaking National Geographic Channel series, which recently won 4 Emmy Awards. The Los Angeles-based studio contributed to all 13 episodes of the series’ first season, as the hub of a virtual production model, creating previsualizations used in planning visual effects, set design, stage and locations shoots, and post production processes. BARABOOM! Studios is one of the industry’s leading specialists in previsualization, a service that is gaining increasing use throughout the production cycle to save time and money, and improve creative options.
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Three of Change Brings the National Geographic Museums New 9 x 16 Foot Video Wall to Life!
Three of Change Brings the National Geographic Museums New 9 x 16 Foot Video Wall to Life!How does the world’s largest scientific and educational non-profit organization enhance it’s iconic campus? They call on Three of Change of course! See how our latest project brought the National Geographic Museums new 9 x 16 foot video wall to life!
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Audio Network US Supercharges Industry-Leading Growth with Appointment of New Head of Marketing
Audio Network US Supercharges Industry-Leading Growth with Appointment of New Head of MarketingAudio Network US Inc., the international music company specializing in music for video, film and television, announced today the appointment of Eric Morse as Head of Marketing. Morse joins Audio Network from Warner Music Group and will work across the Americas to continue and accelerate the company’s growth in the region.
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Miller Camera Support Equipment Cooks Up a Creative Storm While Traveling with Patrick and Kylie
Miller Camera Support Equipment Cooks Up a Creative Storm While Traveling with Patrick and KylieTelevision Show Duo Relies on the Air Tripod System to Shoot Latest Cooking and Travel Projects
When television personalities Patrick and Kylie each decided to embark on their own journeys, shooting separate new travel and cooking series in Italy and London, respectively, Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, helped set the scenes with its new, compact, durable Air Tripod System.
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Nutmeg Post Adds Sound Designer/Engineer Brian Beatrice
Nutmeg Post Adds Sound Designer/Engineer Brian BeatriceEmmy Award Winner Joins Full Service Creative Post House
Nutmeg Post welcomes Emmy Award-winning Sound Designer and Engineer Brian Beatrice to its creative team. One of New York’s most respected and sought-after mixers, Beatrice is known for his short-form work for Nickelodeon, Food Network, USA Network, Syfy Channel and truTV, as well as commercials for Baron and Baron, Publicis, Anomaly and Consulate.
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Avid Congratulates Its Primetime Emmy Award Winning and Nominated Customers
Avid Everywhere Enables the Creation of the Highest-Quality, Creatively Inspiring Programs Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Avid® (OTC:AVID) congratulates its customers on their awards and nominations at the prestigious Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) as part of the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on August 16 in Los Angeles. The awards are dedicated to honoring the behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production.
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Reel FX Grows Commercial and Interactive Sales Department
Reel FX Grows Commercial and Interactive Sales DepartmentSummer Whitley, Will Andeer and Tina Ghezzi Join the Digital Studio
Digital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica is bolstering their Commercial and Interactive Sales Department with the additions of Summer Whitley, who will handle Commercial West Coast/Texas Sales; Will Andeer, who will handle Commercial Midwest Sales; and Tina Ghezzi, who will serve as an Interactive Account Director.
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Three of Change Celebrates a 5th Anniversary
Three of Change Celebrates a 5th AnniversaryThree of Change, an award winning creative firm, celebrates its five year anniversary this month. Three of Change began as a broadcast design and animation studio visually communicating brands, product benefits and helping companies with on-air advertising and promotion. Now Three of Change has expanded its range of services to include behavioral marketing, branding, experiential engagement and consulting work as requested.
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Audio Network Australia Becomes A 100% Audio Network Group Company
Audio Network Australia Becomes A 100% Audio Network Group CompanyFounder Linda Tizard sells 49% shareholding in Audio Network Australia to Audio Network Group
Audio Network, the international music company specialising in music for film, television and video, today announced the acquisition of a 49% shareholding in Audio Network Australia Pty Ltd from co-founder Linda Tizard, enabling the Australian subsidiary to become a fully integrated part of the Audio Network Group. The acquisition demonstrates the Group’s continuing determination to expand globally and develop its vision whilst retaining the innovative and creative force behind the group’s success.
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Advertising Agency AV Squad Adds Award-Winning Staff to Roster
Award-winning Director and Creative Director Peter McKeon and Executive Producer Teresa Antista have joined the broadcast & commercial division of creative advertising agency AV Squad.
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BIGSMACK Garners Four Award Wins At 2014 PromaxBDA Awards, Hosted In New York
BIGSMACK Garners Four Award Wins At 2014 PromaxBDA Awards, Hosted In New YorkBIGSMACK, the award-winning entertainment marketing agency, have garnered Gold, Silver, and Bronze recognition at the 2014 PromaxBDA Promotion, Marketing and Design North America Awards, held last week in New York.
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Joust Provided The Critically Acclaimed Television Series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey The Perfect VFX And Digital Workflow Solution
Joust Provided The Critically Acclaimed Television Series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey The Perfect VFX And Digital Workflow Solution--Joust, The Groundbreaking Digital Workflow Management Tool, Saved Production Time and Money And Gave Them Complete Control Over Their Digital Assets--
The final episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is set to air this Sunday, June 8th at 9pm/ 8pm Central on FOX and encore and Monday, June 9th at 9pm/8pm Central on the National Geographic Channel, and Joust played an instrumental role behind the scenes. Joust provided an economical and efficient workflow solution for the critically acclaimed television mini-series. It equipped production with the ability to produce high quality visual effects that distinguished and defined the series.
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Pixeldust Studios Expands Creative Production Capabilities and Names Emmy Award Winner Lori Butterfield as SVP, Creative Content & Development
Pixeldust Studios Expands Creative Production Capabilities and Names Emmy Award Winner Lori Butterfield as SVP, Creative Content & DevelopmentPixeldust Studios, a multi-award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio, is expanding its creative production capabilities to now include providing clients with innovative script-to-screen video production and interactive design. While animation and visual effects will remain at the core of the company’s business, Pixeldust will begin to leverage its in-house creative talent and newly expanded resources to deliver original, high quality digital content and products to meet the growing demand for such content across television, the web, videogames, and mobile devices.
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The Academy Rebrands As Society
The Academy Rebrands As SocietyLive Action Prod-Co is Headquartered in Los Angeles
Boutique live action production company The Academy has rebranded as Society. Partner/Executive Producer Harry Calbom, Partner/Executive Creative Director David Holm and Head of Production Rebecca Parenteau, formerly at MJZ, will lead the LA-based shop. Upcoming work out of Society includes projects for Dreamworks, Sony, Audi, Nissan and Intel.
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“COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey” VFX Producers Stay In-The-Know with Shotgun
“COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey” VFX Producers Stay In-The-Know with ShotgunVisual Effects Veterans Move Production-Side and Bring Shotgun With Them To Manage Massive Shot Volume and Streamline Multi-Vendor Processes
Shotgun Software announced today that Voyager Pictures, the production company behind “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” has been using Shotgun to keep the 13-episode series’ demanding visual effects deliverables on schedule. Shotgun is the film, TV and game development industries’ trusted platform for production management and review, and as talent moves from visual effects facilities into production companies, many are choosing to bring Shotgun along for the ride.
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Cinedigm Acquires N.A. Digital Rights To Double Dutch' Family Feature Film 'The Stream'
Rainn Wilson, Christopher Gorham, Kelly Rutherford and Mario Lopez Star
Cinedigm has acquired North American distribution rights to Double Dutch' family film "THE STREAM," it was announced today by Cinedigm C.E.O. Chris McGurk and Double Dutch President Jason Moring. Cinedigm will release "THE STREAM" on DVD, digital and VOD platforms on August 26, 2014. In separate deals, Double Dutch sold the film to VM in Australia and MediAsia for pan Asian TV.
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Digital Arts Showcases 4K With Bluefish444, Assimilate & Christie
Located in the heart of New York City, Digital Arts provides ultra-modern picture and audio finishing services for feature and high-end TV productions within a 12,000sq/ft facility. The company was established by Axel Ericson, a technology pioneer who has over 25 years of experience in composing, sound design and mixing, producing, color grading and finishing. During his career Ericson has received numerous accolades - MTV, Emmy, Promax/BDA and Monitor awards, and a Grammy nomination. Under his auspices, Digital Arts created one of NYC's first HD infrastructures and became the finishing house for major TV brands including National Geographic, A&E, ABC, Disney, History Channel and many more.
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MEF’s Global Ethernet Networking 2014 (GEN14) Event Builds Momentum With 11 New Sponsors
Verizon, AT&T, Tata Communications, and Colt Technology Services Among The Latest To Join
The MEF is pleased to announce growing sponsor support for the industry-wide Global Ethernet Networking 2014 (GEN14) conference being held on November 17-20, 2014 at the Gaylord National in Washington, D.C. Several dozen leading global, national, and regional service providers, network technology and management solution providers, training companies, testing firms, and other organizations have lined up to sponsor GEN14.
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MZED Joins Together With Vincent LaForet For a 32-City Camera Direction and Movement Tour
32 Cities | May 6th –July 13th 2014
DGA Director Vincent Laforet is getting ready to launch his cross-country "Directing Motion Tour" that will span 32 cities in just over 9 weeks,  where he will teach thousands of filmmakers how, when and why to move the camera. If you’ve ever wanted to elevate the level of your directing and DPing skills with an in-depth understanding of how important camera movement is to just about any piece of motion, this is a workshop you just might want to consider.
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2G Digital, Burbank, and DuArt, New York, Form Strategic Partnership
2G Digital, Burbank, and DuArt, New York, Form Strategic PartnershipPost Facilities to Work Cooperatively to Deliver Digital Supply Chain and Traditional Post Services to Clients Nationwide.
2G Digital, a Burbank post production facility specializing in digital supply chain services, and DuArt, a New York facility offering comprehensive post production services for video, digital media and film, have entered into a strategic partnership that will allow both companies to expand their geographic reach and add new services.
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Sound Devices Hosts Lineup of Renowned Industry Professionals at its Booth During NAB 2014
Hear from the Pros as They Discuss Today’s World of Audio and Video Production
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, will host several presentations from leading industry professionals at its booth throughout the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546).
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Union Visual Effects Re-Creates Renaissance Era Florence for the Second Season of "Da Vinci’s Demons."
Union VFX has provided key visual effects work over several episodes of the second season of the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci’s Demons”, produced by Adjacent Productions, it was announced today. The first episode premieres in the UK on April 4 at 10PM on FOX UK.
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Arrow Media Chooses Aframe Cloud Video Platform for All Productions
Arrow Media Chooses Aframe Cloud Video Platform for All ProductionsAframe’s Cloud Video Platform to Save Storage Costs, and Enable Rapid and Secure Remote Review and Approval
Arrow Media, one of the UK's top independent creative forces, has selected Aframe as its corporate cloud video platform. Aframe will be used across all Arrow Media’s productions, to facilitate the production process and enable lower costs, as well as secure and very reliable storage. The move is part of Arrow Media’s strategic focus on new technologies, and particularly cloud-based solutions, to maintain its agility as it continues its rapid expansion.
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AmberFin Unveils Unique Adaptive Cadence Correction Algorithm Within iCR Platform at NAB 2014
AmberFin Unveils Unique Adaptive Cadence Correction Algorithm Within iCR Platform at NAB 2014Real World Solution to Mixed Cadence Content Empowers Revenue Generating Internet, International and Digital Workflows
At NAB 2014, on booth SU8505 AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, will unveil its Adaptive Cadence Corrector (ACC), a unique software-based system for correcting mixed cadence material back to 24p film and progressive HD video within file-based workflows.
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AmberFin Unveils Major New Version of iCR at NAB 2014
AmberFin Unveils Major New Version of iCR at NAB 2014New Enterprise-Class Features Include Versatile, Scalable and Cost Effective Transcode Farm Controller
At NAB 2014, on booth SU8505 AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, will unveil version 10 of its iCR (intelligent Content Re-Purposing) software platform. Billed as the company’s most significant software advance in terms of ‘real world features and functionality’, version 10 includes new enterprise class-features which lead the market in terms of picture quality, media file format support and cost-efficiency.
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DIVE VFX Staffs Up In New York; Tapped For VFX On New Event Series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”
DIVE VFX Staffs Up In New York; Tapped For VFX On New Event Series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”DIVE, the visual effects division of ShootersINC, has staffed up their New York studio to take on multiple visual effects projects including the new, 13-part event series, “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” presented by FOX and National Geographic Channel. The series made a historic debut on ten 21st Century Fox networks on Sunday, March 9th. A follow-up to the 1980s television series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” which was presented by Carl Sagan, the new series’ host is Neil deGrasse Tyson, with Executive Producers Ann Druyan, Seth MacFarlane, Mitchell Cannold, and Brannon Braga. DIVE is one of 12 visual effects studios around the globe working on the new series.
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Big Block Design Group Creates Epic Main Title and Show Open for "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"
Big Block Design Group Creates Epic Main Title and Show Open for "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"BBDG Pays Tribute To Carl Sagan In A Stunning Vision of the Galaxy
Big Block Design Group (BBDG) designed and created the main title and show open for "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," the long-awaited follow-up to "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," Carl Sagan’s profound and iconic exploration of the universe.
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HOBO Brings Cinema Sound To Top Shows For Discovery, Travel Channel, OWN, Food Network, National Geographic And More
HOBO Brings Cinema Sound To Top Shows For Discovery, Travel Channel, OWN, Food Network, National Geographic And MoreAudio Work Heard On “Gold Rush,” “My Dirty Little Secret,” And Upcoming Series On Newly Rebranded American Heroes Channel
What do the cable reality shows “Gold Rush,” “Mysteries at the Museum” and “My Dirty Little Secret” have in common? Besides being hugely successful for Discovery, Travel Channel and Investigation Discovery, respectively, all benefit from a creative partnership with HOBO, the audio post-production house bringing a cinematic sound experience to the small screen.
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AmberFin Appoints JB&A as Distribution Partner in the US
AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, today announced it has appointed Jeff Burgess and Associates (JB&A) as a distribution partner in the US.
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Final Cut Pro X Bristol Effect Release on FxFactory
Bristol from SUGARfx was Designed for Exclusive Use in FCP X.
FxFactory, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces Bristol to its extensive family of SUGARfx plugins. A sleek and stylish animated 3D theme, Bristol uses 15 animated elements that can be completely customized to fit any project. Use main titles, multiple screen bumpers, title generators and transition elements to create anything from a clean, monochromatic look to a design with a wild color combination that fits the mood of any project. Bristol from SUGARfx was designed for exclusive use in FCP X.
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Is Your Brain Bored? National Geographic Channels International Will Fix That In 2014 With New Yearlong Programming And Marketing Campaign "Entertain Your Brain
Is Your Brain Bored? National Geographic Channels International Will Fix That In 2014 With New Yearlong Programming And Marketing Campaign "Entertain Your BrainNational Geographic Channels International (NGCI) has announced a new programming and marketing campaign that will "ENTERTAIN YOUR BRAIN" with a series of new and returning shows that spotlight the incredible workings of science and the human mind through mind-blowing experiments, viewer-driven brain teasers and man-on-the-street trials. The new "ENTERTAIN YOUR BRAIN" strand kicks off this February with the return of the Emmy®-nominated, global hit series "Brain Games," with host and self-proclaimed “wonder junkie” Jason Silva guiding you through the twists and turns of your grey matter. "Brain Games" was the #1 rated series across all the National Geographic Channels worldwide in 2013.
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AmberFin Becomes Global Reseller for Nexidia QC
Nexidia's Language and Caption Verification System Available as a Plugin for Amberfin's Unified Quality Control Solution
AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and postproduction houses, and Nexidia, developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies for optimizing audio and video media, today announced an agreement where AmberFin will become a global reseller for Nexidia QC closed-caption, language, and video description verification software.
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GRAVITY Earns Top Honors from Cinematographers
KILLING LINCOLN, GAME OF THRONES and DRUNK HISTORY Win in TV Categories
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jeremy Benning, CSC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC and Blake McClure earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 28th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony was held here tonight at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Lubezki won the ASC Award in the feature film competition for GRAVITY. Benning won the TV movie/miniseries award for KILLING LINCOLN. Freeman took home top honors in the one-hour episodic television category for GAME OF THRONES, and McClure was the recipient of the half-hour episodic series award for DRUNK HISTORY.
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AmberFin to Unveil New Version of iCR at NAB 2014
Features Support for New Codecs and Wrappers, New Enterprise-Class Features, New Cadence Correction Option, and Enhancements to UQC
At NAB 2014, on booth SU8505 AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, will unveil version 10 of its iCR software. The new version will include support for new codecs and wrappers, new enterprise class-features, a new option for 2:3 adaptive cadence correction and enhancements to UQC, AmberFin's Unified Quality Control platform.
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AmberFin Appoints Mike Harris as Sales Director for North America's Eastern Region
AmberFin Appoints Mike Harris as Sales Director for North America's Eastern RegionAmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses has today announced the appointment of Mike Harris as Regional Sales Director for the Eastern region in the US and Canada. In his new role, Harris will be responsible for developing and managing relationships with major networks, studios and broadcasters, further expanding AmberFin's position and presence in North America.
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Three of Change, Creative Agency for International Documentary, "Buried Secrets of the Buddha"
Three of Change, Creative Agency for International Documentary, "Buried Secrets of the Buddha"Three of Change, Creative Agency for International Documentary, "Buried Secrets of the Buddha" premiering on the National Geographic Channel.
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AmberFin Announces New Version of iCR with New Transcode Farm Control Capabilities, Increased Throughput and ‘Best in Breed’ Quality Control
AmberFin Announces New Version of iCR with New Transcode Farm Control Capabilities, Increased Throughput and ‘Best in Breed’ Quality ControlAmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses has today announced the introduction of the latest version of its iCR (Intelligent Content Repurposing) software platform. Already shipping globally, version 9.7 of iCR offers extended Avid integration, simplifying ingest and transcode processes within an Avid environment. Simultaneously, it provides enhanced quality and throughput for mezzanine formats such as ProRes, DNxHD and MPEG2. It supports additional codecs and wrappers as well as introducing new ‘best of breed’ function-specific UQC (Unified Quality Control) plug-ins.
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Anderson Takes Sachtler’s Ace L into the Wild for National Geographic
Anderson Takes Sachtler’s Ace L into the Wild for National GeographicWildlife cinematographer Casey Anderson is constantly challenging himself and his equipment, to capture some of the most incredible animals that roam our planet. His camera arsenal is broad, from Sony FS-700s to FLIR infrared and other super low-light night cameras. “What isn’t ‘broad’ is my now-favorite choice of tripod – the Sachtler Ace L. It’s perfect for everything,” he says enthusiastically.
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AbelCine Training Announces The Launch Of Online Workshops
AbelCine’s Professional Camera and Technology Workshops Now Available to Audiences Worldwide
Today, AbelCine announced the launch of online workshops through their website, training.abelcine.com. These new online classes are based on the highly successful workshops presented at the company’s New York City and Burbank, CA locations.
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AmberFin Announces New Transcode Farm Controller & Network Licence Server for iCR
New enterprise-class features support business growth in a fluid file-based media landscape
In an environment where leading analyst house, IHS Electronics and Media reports a continued global reduction in TV sales against predicted major increases in file transcoding resources where the real winner will be in multi-format transcoding needed for multi-screen OTT distribution, AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses has introduced new enterprise-class features for iCR, the company's file-based content ingest and transcoding system.
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Fox International Channels UK Shows Cunning by Choosing Marquis’ Project Parking
Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software, has today announced Fox International Channels UK has purchased three licences for Project Parking: Marquis’ solution aimed at assisting editors and facilities to manage their Avid edit storage more effectively. Project Parking will now be used to archive promos plus National Geographic long form content as well in the Operations Department which handles every UK transmission for Fox and National Geographic.
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Imaginary Forces Adds Christopher Harrington As Director Of User Experience And Technology
Imaginary Forces Adds Christopher Harrington As Director Of User Experience And TechnologyImaginary Forces has announced that Christopher Harrington, former Creative Director for MartianCraft, has joined IF in a new position as Director of User Experience and Technology, reporting to Executive Producer and General Manager Gabriel Marquez. Harrington will oversee the strategic direction, growth and operation of Imaginary Forces’ interactive capabilities.
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The American Film Institute Launches Landmark Chinese Cultural Exchange Program With New Scholarship Initiative
The American Film Institute (AFI) on November 13, announced its AFI/IDG China Story Fellowship, a new scholarship program at the world-renowned AFI Conservatory aimed at developing feature-length screenplays that foster greater understanding of Chinese history, culture and literature.
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Three Of Change Produces Main Title Sequence & Show Package For National Geographic Wild Jobs That Bite
“Jobs that Bite! is hosted by actor and outdoor enthusiast Jeremy Brandt, who travels across the country to experience a wide array of animal jobs — including Ostrich wrangling, wild bee hive rescue, lion dentistry, and patrolling with the mounted police — and the amazingly adept professionals that have found job satisfaction outside of the office.”
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American Society of Cinematographers Names Television Nominees
HBO and Starz Lead Nominations
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has selected its television nominees for the organization’s 28th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. The winners will be announced at a gala on February 1, 2014, here at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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AmberFin Unveils New J2K Ingest and Transcode Workstation at CCW
New iCR 400-J2K help smaller facilities and postproduction houses easily create and review J2K assets
At CCW on booth #1256 AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, today announced a new J2K ingest and transcode solution.
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Digital Production Partnership: Will It Meet Its Deadline?
Amberfin Cto Concerned By Widespread Lack Of Implementation Strategy: Warns That Dpp Is Not An ‘Off-The-Shelf’ Solution
“The Digital Production Partnership’s (DPP) self-imposed deadline where file-based content delivery becomes the preferred exchange format for almost all major UK broadcasters is less than a year away and still most facilities and production companies are a long way from finalizing their DPP adoption strategies,” so says Bruce Devlin, Chief Technology Officer at AmberFin, a company that has developed an area of specialism in the creation and support of DPP-compliant file-based workflows.
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Sun Valley Film Festival Announces 2014 Call For Entries
The Sun Valley Film Festival, recognized by "USA Today" as one of the "Great Places for a Film Festival" is now accepting films in all categories including shorts, mixed media, animation, youth films, feature length documentaries and narratives for the third annual Festival, March 13 - 16, 2014. Join us this March as we celebrate the art of filmmaking with movies, panels, parties, dinners, special events, and spring skiing.
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Audio Post-Production House Jazzes Up its Workflow with Small Tree TitaniumZ-5 Shared Storage
All-in-One Ethernet-based Shared Storage Solution Facilitates Collaboration
Ott House Audio, an audio post-production company experiencing tremendous growth, recently installed a TitaniumZ-5 shared storage system from Small Tree. Working on audio for film and TV projects for well-known brands, such as the Smithsonian Channel and National Geographic, Ott House required an affordable solution that would facilitate collaboration.
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Loyalkaspar Lets The Wild In With Nat Geo Wild Network Refresh
Loyalkaspar Lets The Wild In With Nat Geo Wild Network Refresh& Los Angeles, CA "Nat Geo WILD" recently called on entertainment branding agency loyalkaspar to create a new network refresh and soup-to-nuts branding package. It included comprehensive promo toolkits, print collateral templates, as well as a type identity and a variety of custom logo treatments.
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Audio Network Expands Global Operations With L.A. Office
--Second U.S. facility complements New York Office--
Audio Network, the international music company specialising in music for television, film and video, continues its global expansion with the launch of an office in Los Angeles, which will be headed up by Cheryl Frohlich, Head of Business Development at Audio Network US, Inc. The new office will enable Audio Network reach a broader customer base on the West Coast and to work more closely with its clients in the region.
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Schweet Opens Production Offices at Hollywood Center Studios
Reality TV producer is currently developing series for National Geographic, A&E, Style Network and E!
Schweet Entertainment, a full-service television production company headed by executive producers Rob Worsoff, Jack Osbourne and Brian Wendel, has opened production offices at historic Hollywood Center Studios. Producers of the hit National Geographic series Alpha Dogs, Schweet is currently developing new series for National Geographic, A&E, the Style Network and E! The company recently produced video for the 2013 World Tour of Black Sabbath. It earlier produced the theatrical documentary "God Bless Ozzy Osbourne."
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"Video Shooter: Mastering Storytelling Techniques, Third Edition" By Barry Braverm Out Now!
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From Barry Braverman the 2nd Unit cinematographer of "Moonrise Kingdom" and Wes Anderson's original short subject "Bottle Rocket" comes "Video Shooter: Mastering Storytelling Techniques, Third Edition," a new book from The Focal Press. "Video Shooter" is a uniquely humorous and insightful guidebook that goes beyond the equipment and shooting technicalities to instill a practical and deep appreciation for the craft of visual storytelling. In his book Braverman draws from decades of experience working on high-profile documentaries and feature films to explain the makings of a truly compelling cinematic experience and program.
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Timeline Television Selects AmberFin iCR to help support New BT Sport Production Hub
Timeline Television Selects AmberFin iCR to help support New BT Sport Production HubAmberFin iCR ideally suited to fast-moving real-time sports TV workflows
AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, has announced that UK-based broadcast facility provider, Timeline Television, has integrated the AmberFin iCR software platform within a bespoke production centre to support BT Sport, the new UK sports broadcaster.
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HEVC: The Last Nail in the Coffin of Interlace?
HEVC: The Last Nail in the Coffin of Interlace?AmberFin shows IBC attendees how to make sure of it
HEVC (High Efficiency Video Codec) is likely to be one of the most talked about topics at IBC this year, not only because it promises to reduce the data rate needed for high quality video coding by 50% compared to the current state-of-the-art, but also because the new coding standard simply does not support interlacing.
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AmberFin and Encompass Digital Media Ramp Up Asian Enterprise Operations with World’s First AmberFin Transcode Farm Controller
AmberFin and Encompass Digital Media Ramp Up Asian Enterprise Operations with World’s First AmberFin Transcode Farm ControllerAmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest and transcoding solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses together with Encompass Digital Media, a leading Singapore-based digital media services company, today announced a partnership that will enable the provision and creation of high resolution mezzanine files to the delivery of content to mobile platforms.
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AmberFin Announces New Transcode Farm Controller & Network Licence Server for iCR
New enterprise-class features support business growth in a fluid file-based media landscape
At IBC 2013, on stand 7.H39, AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses will showcase new enterprise-class features for iCR, the company's file-based content ingest and transcoding system.
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MAXON Announces Availability of CINEMA 4D Release 15
MAXON Announces Availability of CINEMA 4D Release 15Industry-Defining 3D Creative Toolset for Motion Graphics, Animation, Visual Effects and Visualization Workflows Highlighted at IBC2013
MAXON today announced immediate availability of CINEMA 4D Release 15 (R15), a milestone release of its flagship 3D motion graphics, visual effects, painting, and rendering software application. Marked by new features and powerful 3D workflow enhancements to modeling, text creation, digital sculpting, advanced rendering optimization -- including all-new network rendering capabilities -- Release 15 expresses the company’s commitment to deliver its customer community with continued innovation and the most advanced 3D creative solutions in the industry.
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Audio Network Brings Music To IBC
--Leading music group is the official music provider for IBCTV and exhibits at show and SuperMeet for the first time--
Audio Network, the international music company specialising in music for television, film and video, will exhibit for the first time at IBC, showcasing its eclectic catalogue of 65,000+ original music tracks. The company is the official music provider for IBCTV and will also be a sponsor of the SuperMeet Event on Sunday 15th September.
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Nathan Love Draws on 80s Nostalgia for New National Geographic Look
Nathan Love Draws on 80s Nostalgia for New National Geographic LookNathan Love Director Jim McKenzie brings a wildly nontraditional look to the National Geographic Channel in a promo for the network’s new "The 80s: The Decade That Made Us" miniseries. A rousing contrast to National Geographic’s traditionally grounded advertising, the animated spot infiltrates the airwaves with a trio of grinning, buff cheese ball characters working out in synch to an electronic frenzy of a song reminiscent of the 1980s.
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Final Cut Pro X Swoosh Transitions Released by FxFactory
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, has just released SUGARfx Swoosh, a completely customizable plugin developed exclusively for Final Cut Pro(R) X. Accessible in the Transitions, Generators and Titles browsers under the SUGARfx Swoosh category or under the "Swoosh" keyword in the Themes browser, Swoosh is an easy to use, versatile template that brings a cohesive graphic look to any project. Editors can simply drag-and-drop the element of choice, such as looping backgrounds, title pages, lower thirds and transitions, then customize.
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AmberFin Academy Helps Thousands of Broadcast Professionals Worldwide Keep Pace with Technology Developments
AmberFin Academy Helps Thousands of Broadcast Professionals Worldwide Keep Pace with Technology DevelopmentsAmberFin Launches New Version of MXF Desktop and Announces Series 3 of Bruce's Shorts at IBC 2013
AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses today announced that the recently launched AmberFin Academy --a new industry resource designed to help broadcast professionals navigate the complexities of file-based workflows-- now has over two thousand subscribers worldwide and is receiving industry-wide support.
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Final Cut Pro X Luminaire Lighting Effects Released by FxFactory
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces Luminaire by SUGARfx, available now in FxFactory. Luminaire is a set of six matte-controllable and completely customizable lighting effect plugins, developed exclusively for Final Cut Pro(R) X. Editors can simply drag and drop the desired Luminaire filter onto a video clip and customize effects for a unique look. Offering a wide variety of easy to understand parameters and the interactive On Screen Controls (OSC), Luminaire makes adding special lighting effects simple.
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Envy Post Production Selects Signiant Media Shuttle™ for Rapid Delivery of High Res Long and Short Form Programming
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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At IBC AmberFin Will Highlight Enterprise Versatility & Quality Control’s Critical Roles in File-based Workflow Efficiency
European Debuts for Transcode Farm Control Capabilities, Enhanced Unified Quality Control Environment plus New IMF-based Transcode & Ingest Devices
AmberFin (stand 7.H39), a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, will use IBC to highlight the importance of scaling versatility, high calibre quality control resources and cost efficient media transformation platforms in the rapidly growing file-based workflow market space.
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