Previsualization : Creative COW News Previsualization News from Creative COW - your resource for news reguarding the topics that are most important for you and your industry. en-us Sun, 29 Nov 2015 19:00:00 GMT PHP Script Animatrik licenses Lightstorm Entertainment technology & breaks world record! (Vancouver, Canada--October 21, 2015) Animatrik, a leading provider of performance capture and virtual production solutions for film, television, games and animation, has officially licensed LEIGiant technology from leading film production company Lightstorm Entertainment Inc. Wed, 21 Oct 2015 22:33:02 GMT Post/VFX House Cognition Debuts in Hollywood (Hollywood, CA--July 21, 2015) Cognition, a hybrid post production facility, visual effects studio and creative campus, has launched in Los Angeles. The company is led by writer, producer and entrepreneur Brian Pope, and features a high profile management team that includes veteran colorist Dave Hol Tue, 21 Jul 2015 22:57:01 GMT Proof Creative Director/Founder Ron Frankel to Present Inside Look at Previs and Postvis Work from " (Los Angeles, California--April 29, 2015) Ron Frankel, Creative Director ampamp Founder of Proof Inc., one of the film industrys leading visualization houses, will present a session entitled All About the Viz - Recent Work and Developments from Proof, on May 7, from 2-3 PM, during the 2015 FMX Confe Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:38:01 GMT Autodesk & Shotgun Play a Supporting Role for Academy Award Nominees (SAN FRANCISCO--February 17, 2015) The role of technology in the service of great storytelling continues to evolve, and this years Academy Award nominees reflect the impressive artistry of the global computer graphics industry. From Best Pictures and VFX, to Best Cinematography, Animated Features an Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:42:01 GMT Rising Sun Pictures Artists Win Two VES Awards for "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (Adelaide, South Australia--February 5, 2015) Rising Sun Pictures artists were honoured with two awards last night at the 13th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards in Los Angeles. CG Supervisor Dennis Jones won the VES Award for Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a PhotorealLive Action Motion Med Thu, 05 Feb 2015 23:36:02 GMT At full speed: The Art of Light uses wysiwyg for Armin Only Intense World Tour (Toronto, Canada--October 20, 2014) The Art of Light, a Netherlands-based creative light designing, programming and operating company, used version R33 to previsualize lighting design and effects for DJ Armin van Buuren and hisArmin Only - Intense worldwide tour. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:35:02 GMT humble Signs Director David Rosenbaum (Los Angeles, California--October 15, 2014) humble today announced that David Rosenbaum has joined its directorial roster. Rosenbaum is an acclaimed director known for his technical savvy and adept skill at blending live action and CG. He joins humble from Caviar, where he wrote and directed sci-fi Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:38:02 GMT BARABOOM! Studios Helps “Cosmos” Previsualize the Wonders of Science (Culver City, California--September 10, 2014) 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 recent Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:37:36 GMT World’s Biggest and Best Dance Events Take Advantage of wysiwyg R33 (Toronto, Canada--August 26, 2014) Creating new and breath taking lighting designs, enjoyed by audiences of hundreds of thousands attending the worlds biggest and best dance events including Sensation, Tomorrowland and Tomorrowworld is by no means a small challenge for any lighting design company. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:09:55 GMT OptiTrack Takes Over as Animation Market Leader; Customers Break Motion Capture Records (Corvallis, Oregon--August 4, 2014) With dozens of installations in the last six months, OptiTrack has become the motion capture technology of choice for production character animation. Many of these new adopters had capture requirements that were deemed impossible based on existing technologies, ye Mon, 04 Aug 2014 16:37:12 GMT CAST releases wysiwyg R33 (Toronto, Canada--June 27, 2014) CAST Software today released its wysiwyg version R33, the most power packed release with more than 10 new features, giving lighting designers, multimedia and production professionals the ability to create and previsualize amazing new lighting design like never before Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:06:51 GMT iPi Motion Capture Plays A Starring Role In “Stalingrad” – Russia's Highest-Grossing Film Of All Tim (Moscow, Russia--June 25, 2014) The Battle of Stalingrad, among the bloodiest and arguably one of the most strategically decisive battles in all of World War II, has been vividly brought to life in Stalingrad. The now released Russian-produced epic film effectively used iPi Soft iPi Motion Capture m Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:37:34 GMT wysiwyg Makes Light of Macao’s ‘Rhythm of Life’ Celebration (Toronto, Canada--May 30, 2014) The ability of CAST Softwares wysiwyg pre-visualization solution to enable unique creative event ideas while saving time and money has been perfectly showcased by The Rhythm Of Life, a majestically colourful multimedia show held in Macaos ancient city centre. Fri, 30 May 2014 01:25:00 GMT More Realistic Than Ever Before: CAST Releases Beta Version of wysiwyg R33 (Toronto, Canada--May 27, 2014) Ahead of its general product release, expected before the end of June, CAST Software announces the distribution of the beta version of wysiwyg R33 design and previsualization software suite the second installment in the graphics upgrade -- with three of its new and s Tue, 27 May 2014 16:35:34 GMT PROOF Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for "Captain America: The W (Los Angeles, California--April 9, 2014) Proof Inc., one of the film industrys leading visualization houses, provided extensive previs and postvis services to the new Marvel Entertainment motion picture Captain America The Winter Soldier, it was announced today by Proofs Creative DirectorFounder Ron Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:25:34 GMT BARABOOM! Studios Launches in Culver City (Culver City, California--December 19, 2013) BARABOOM Studios, a specialist in previsualization, has opened a full-service production office in Culver City. The launch of the new digs, which features workspace for a small team of artists and an assortment of cutting edge technology, is a prelude to Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:21:25 GMT Proof London's Creative Director Pawl Fulker Presents Previsualization Session During ParisFX 2013 I (Los Angeles, California--December 12, 2013) Proof Londons Creative Director Pawl Fulker presented a previsualization session during last weeks ParisFX international event. Proof is one of the film industrys leading visualization services houses, with locations in Los Angeles, London, Sydney, Austra Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:41:24 GMT LightWave 11.6 and NevronMotion Final Releases Now Available (Burbank, California--November 1, 2013) The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today announced the final release of LightWave 11.6 software for 3D modeling, animation, and rendering is now available worldwide. Also announced today is the final release of the NevronMotion plug-in for Lig Fri, 01 Nov 2013 08:00:00 GMT Graphic Film Company’s Anthony Hoit Talks About iPi Motion Capture At The World Animation & VFX Summ (Moscow, Russia--October 18, 2013) iPi Soft, the developers of the markerless motion capture solution iPi Motion Capture, is pleased to announce that Anthony Hoit, Systems Lead at The Graphic Film Company, Los Angeles, CA, will be speaking about the role the software played in film previsualization Fri, 18 Oct 2013 03:55:00 GMT Global Cinematography Institute’s 1st European Session at Camerimage Film Festival 2013 (Hollywood, California--October 6, 2013) Global Cinematography Institute announces that on November 14th, the first international session of EXPANDED CINEMATOGRAPHY will be held in Europe at CAMERIMAGE. Sun, 06 Oct 2013 02:55:00 GMT Top Game Developers, Filmmakers Select OptiTrack Motion Capture (Corvallis, Oregon--September 24, 2013) Motion capture provider OptiTrack today announced installations of its Prime Series motion capture systems at several top entertainment production studios, including Cloud Imperium, Animatrik Film Design and ChAIR Entertainment. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:49:12 GMT Proof Provides Previs, Post Vis, Final Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Services for Universal Pic (Los Angeles, California--September 11, 2013) Proof Inc., one of the film industrys leading visualization houses, provided Previsualization and Postvisualization services, as well as final Visual Effects and some Motion Graphics imagery, for Universal Pictures Riddick, it was announced today by Proo Wed, 11 Sep 2013 20:21:35 GMT Method Studios and HALON Entertainment Announce Collaboration (Los Angeles, California--August 13, 2013) 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 j Tue, 13 Aug 2013 10:48:44 GMT LightWave 3D Group Unveils LightWave 11.6 (Anaheim, California--July 23, 2013) The LightWave 3DGroup, a division of NewTek, Inc., today announced new features in LightWave 11.6, the newest version of its award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software for artists and designers. LightWave 11.6 software offers modeling, rigging, a Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:28:27 GMT Proof Provides Previs, Postvis and Visual Effects for Universal Pictures' "Fast & Furious 6" (Los Angeles, California--June 3, 2013) Proof Inc., one of the film industrys leading visualization houses, has provided Previs services to Universal Pictures Fast amp Furious 6, which was released May 24, 2013, it was announced today. According to Proof Creative DirectorFounder Ron Frankel, Proof p Mon, 03 Jun 2013 18:11:01 GMT Proof Founder & Creative Director Ron Frankel to Speak on the Role of Previs in Filmmaking at Academ (Los Angeles, California--April 8, 2013) Ron Frankel, the Founder and Creative Director of Proof Inc., one of the film industrys leading pre-visualization houses, will participate in three high profile industry events in the coming weeks. Mr. Frankel is participating in these events to promote the c Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:02:49 GMT Ubisoft Chooses EditShare's Collaborative Workflow for Creative Unit Producing Game Demos and Multip (Boston, Massachusetts--March 25, 2013) EditShare, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, announced today that Ubisoft Montral has selected several EditShare products to streamline the multiplatform promotional workflow for Ubik, the game developers Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:24:10 GMT Proof Inc., One Of Hollywood’s Leading Pre-Vis Houses, Names Katie Wells As Executive Produce (Los Angeles, California--March 7, 2013) Proof Inc., one of the film industrys leading pre-visualization houses, has named Katie Wells its Executive Producer. The announcement was made by Ron Frankel, Proof s founder and Creative Director. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 04:56:28 GMT Oscar limelight shines on Global Cinematography Institute Program of “Expanded Cinematography” (Hollywood, California--February 27, 2013) For cinematographers, visual effects artists and to all who are involved primarily in the imaging side of the filmmaking, two award categories are the most important Cinematography and Visual Effects. This years Oscar for achievements in those fields was aw Wed, 27 Feb 2013 02:39:28 GMT Post Asylum Keeps Its Pants On (Dallas, Texas--February 7, 2013) Post Asylum is a Dallas, Texas-based facility comprising three high-end, award-winning creative post boutiques PA Editorial Pure Evil Music and Sound Design and PA Motion DesignVFX. Each boutique is dedicated to not only satisfying, but exceeding client needs and ex Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:14:53 GMT MacVideo Promo Offers StoryBoard Quick at 50% Off, Presents Free Live Webinar (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania--January 10, 2013) MacVideo Promo, an e-tailer specializing in money-saving promotions on apps, plug-ins, templates, and training for Mac video enthusiasts, today announced that they are offering PowerProduction Softwares StoryBoard Quick for 175 through February 4, 2013 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:09:13 GMT Media & Entertainment Luminaries to Showcase Pioneering Work at NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (Santa Clara, California--January 7, 2013) NVIDIAs annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC), taking place March 18-21 in San Jose, will offer a special track focusing on media and entertainment, bringing together leading feature film and television producers, visual effects artists, post-production pr Mon, 07 Jan 2013 15:30:20 GMT "Expanded Cinematography Continues To Grow" At Global Cinematography Institute (Hollywood, California--October 25, 2012) Expanded Cinematography at Global Cinematography Institute continues to grow. Global Cinematography Institute has students fromall over the globe - Brazil, Italy, Finland, Argentina, Mosambique, Australia, UK, Dubai, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Tunisia and USA. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 05:41:45 GMT Persistence Of Vision, Hollywood’s Preeminent Pre-Vis Company, Launches New “Multi-Media Content” Un (Hollywood, California--August 27, 2012) Persistence of Vision (POV), Hollywoods preeminent Pre-Vis company, with a history of working on such major motion pictures as the Star Wars Prequels, and entries in the Mission Impossible and X-Men film franchises, has launched a new Multi-Media Content Unit Mon, 27 Aug 2012 18:24:04 GMT Autodesk, Lightstorm Entertainment and Weta Digital Drive Virtual Production Forward (Los Angeles, California--August 8, 2012) Autodesk, Inc., (NADSAQ ADSK) has partnered with Lightstorm Entertainment and Weta Digital to develop the next generation of virtual production technology for the motion picture industry. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 17:33:39 GMT Visual Computing Labs Brings ‘Arjun: The Warrior Prince’ to Life Using Autodesk Software (San Rafael, California--August 8, 2012) Indian animation and visual effects powerhouse Visual Computing Labs (VCL), a division of Tata Elxsi Ltd., leveraged Digital Entertainment Creation software from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ ADSK) to produce its second mainstream animated Bollywood film Arjun The Wed, 08 Aug 2012 17:25:26 GMT OptiTrack to Showcase New Camera Series at SIGGRAPH 2012 (Corvallis, Oregon--July 30, 2012) At SIGGRAPH 2012, OptiTrack will launch a brand new series of motion capture cameras specifically tailored to large-volume, full-scale productions. Mocap demos will be conducted in booth 610, and will also include a look at the Flex 13, which debuted in March 2012 Mon, 30 Jul 2012 22:51:20 GMT Cut+Run Editor Frank Effron Collaborates With Carl Erik Rinsch on New Nissan Campaign (June 29, 2012) CutRun editor Frank Effrons most recent collaboration with visionary director Carl Erik Rinsch is a VFX intensive Nissan campaign that deftly illustrates the notion of a totally re-imagined car inspired by its DNA. The first of the series, for the Nissan Altima, is airing now a 3D ve Fri, 29 Jun 2012 01:51:30 GMT Iron Claw Scores Emmy Award For NBC Sports "Sunday Night Football" Show Open (Los Angeles, California--May 17, 2012) Iron Claw, a full-service production company, is celebrating its recent Emmy win for Outstanding Production DesignArt Direction for the Sunday Night Football open with Faith Hill for NBC Sports. Thu, 17 May 2012 21:21:54 GMT "Red Tails" Delivers Monumental Maneuvers with LightWave (April 25, 2012) The first African-American military aviators to serve in the U.S. armed forces endured and overcame adversity, including racial segregation and discrimination, during World War II to fight in defense of freedom. Despite others attempts at denying them their own freedoms, the Tuskege Wed, 25 Apr 2012 19:04:15 GMT “Expanded Cinematography” Continues to Progress! (Hollywood, California--April 12, 2012) This upcoming weekend, April 14th - 15th, is the first time students of the Global Cinematography Institute will study, at Universals Virtual Stage 1, the subject which rarely, if ever, is taught in film schools Virtual Cinematography. Distinguished cinematog Thu, 12 Apr 2012 20:41:23 GMT 14 Academy Award-Nominated Movies: One Thing in Common (San Rafael, California--February 16, 2012) Digital artists devoted days and years behind the scenes to help create the movie magic seen in many of this years Academy Award-nominated films. In the categories for Best Visual Effects and Best Animated Film (Feature and Short) in particular, many artis Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:20:26 GMT Digital Domain’s Neil Huxley Directs Epic Show Open for UFC® (Los Angeles, California--February 3, 2012) Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) brand, turned to Digital Domain to create a new show open for its legendary matches, set for debut at UFC 143 DIAZ vs. CONDIT live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET7 p.m. PT on Saturday, February 4. Fri, 03 Feb 2012 20:05:16 GMT IBC 2011: Autodesk Presents Great Views and Great News (San Rafael, California--August 31, 2011) At this years International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) Sept. 9 to 13 in Amsterdam, Autodesk will demonstrate the latest version of Autodesk Smoke for Mac OS X editorial finishing software, along with the latest versions of the companys 3D visual effects s Wed, 31 Aug 2011 17:26:51 GMT The Secret Weapon: How 3D Artist David Ridlen Uses DAZ 3D Tools and Assets to Speed and Strengthen M (August 18, 2011) The modeling process is known for taking significant time and money, but as 3D professional David Ridlen has proven time and time again, it doesnt always have to be the case. Thu, 18 Aug 2011 18:24:08 GMT Walt Disney Pictures and Autodesk Sign XGen Technology License Agreement (San Rafael, California--August 9, 2011) At SIGGRAPH 2011, Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ ADSK) and Walt Disney Pictures announced an agreement to bring an innovative animation and visual effects technology to the Digital Entertainment Creation community. Autodesk obtained a license with a five-year exclusi Tue, 09 Aug 2011 22:23:44 GMT MAXON CINEMA 4D R12 Honored with Live Design Magazine Projection Product of the Year Award (Newbury Park, California--May 4, 2011) MAXON CINEMA 4D R12 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering software has received the 2010-2011 Live Design Magazine Projection Products of the Year Award for best ContentCreation and Editing software in the projection category. Wed, 04 May 2011 17:15:11 GMT Mothership Moves to New Creative Studio Space (Marina Del Rey, California--April 26, 2011) As it expands its talent and capabilities, Digital Domains hybrid production company Mothership has moved into new headquarters in Marina del Rey, California. The spacious new studio space gives Mothership directors and the companys advertising, videogame Tue, 26 Apr 2011 17:31:06 GMT Rob Morgenroth Joins Dynasty FX as Executive Producer/Sr. Biz Dev Director (Sherman Oaks, California--April 4, 2011) Dynasty Visual Effects amp Animation LLC has hired VFX veteran Rob Morgenroth as Executive ProducerSenior Director, Business Development. Morgenroth will report to Dynasty CEO Bruce Silverman, and will seek to expand the client base for Dynastys newly-launch Mon, 04 Apr 2011 17:47:33 GMT Autodesk Technology Helps Conjure Movie Magic for Academy Award Honorees (San Rafael, California--March 9, 2011) The remarkable transformations of cityscapes in Inception were achieved with the help of visual effects software from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ ADSK), marking the 16th consecutive year that Autodesk Digital Entertainment Creation tools were used on a Best Visual Wed, 09 Mar 2011 19:53:26 GMT