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TVU Networks to Demonstrate New Advancements In Cloud-Based Live Video Solutions at BroadcastAsia 2016
News: TVU Networks to Demonstrate New Advancements In Cloud-Based Live Video Solutions at BroadcastAsia 2016Matt McEwen, VP of Product Management, Scheduled Speaker on Advantages of IP Based Workflow for Live Video
Following a successful debut of its two new cloud-based live video solutions at the National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB) in April, TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, will showcase TVU Command Center and TVU Alert as well as its complete line of IP-based live video solutions at the upcoming BroadcastAsia Exhibition & Conference. In addition, TVU’s VP of Product Management, Matt McEwen, is a scheduled presenter and will speak about the advantages of broadcasters transitioning to an IP-based workflow for live video. TVU Networks will demonstrate its products at its reseller’s booth, Magna Systems & Engineering (Booth 5C2-01).
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Zylight Named Exclusive Americas Distributor for Aladdin LED Lights
News: Zylight Named Exclusive Americas Distributor for Aladdin LED LightsZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, today announced it has been named the exclusive distributor of Aladdin professional LED lighting instruments throughout North, Central and South America.
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GEORGE’s Lorcan Finnegan Takes EA Games to Its “Shiny Place”
News: GEORGE’s Lorcan Finnegan Takes EA Games to Its “Shiny Place”In U.S. debut, Irish director lenses inspired campaign launching new mobile game Bejeweled Stars
GEORGE’s Lorcan Finnegan has directed a new campaign for Electronic Arts and Team One that offers a whimsical take on the life-altering power of the new “match-3” game Bejeweled Stars.
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Supervising Sound Editor George H. Anderson Joins Sony Pictures Post Production Services
News: Supervising Sound Editor George H. Anderson Joins Sony Pictures Post Production ServicesVeteran Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer George H. Anderson has joined Sony Pictures Post Production Services. Anderson brings a deep and varied resume in sound with more than 75 credits in film and television. He has completed several recent projects at Sony Pictures, including Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Pee-wee’s Big Holiday and Trainwreck .
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Community Films Signs Director Marius Crowne
News: Community Films Signs Director Marius CrowneUp & Coming Talent Selected For This Week's "Shoot" New Director Showcase in NY
Community Films has signed Director Marius Crowne to the company’s diverse roster of talent. Crowne joins Community in the midst of being selected for the prestigious “New Director Showcase” by “Shoot Magazine.” The Director will be featured in a panel discussion at the DGA in New York this Thursday, May 26th.
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Artistry-Focused Production Company Sweet Rickey Launches
News: Artistry-Focused Production Company Sweet Rickey LaunchesFemale-helmed production company Sweet Rickey has arrived, with Vanessa Macedo Lonborg at the reins and Executive Producers Phoebe Cole and Scott Burtnett at the ready,
Female-helmed production company Sweet Rickey has arrived. With Vanessa Macedo Lonborg at the reins and Executive Producers Phoebe Cole and Scott Burtnett at the ready, the new production company is housed beneath sister editorial company EDITBAR on historic Union Street in Boston.
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Avid Customers Shine at Cannes International Film Festival
News: Avid Customers Shine at Cannes International Film FestivalPalme d’Or winner and nominees rely on Avid Artist Suite to produce compelling stories
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) congratulates its international customers in competition at the 69th Cannes International Film Festival, including the winner of the Palme d’Or. Films from acclaimed directors including Ken Loach and Pedro Almodovar relied on the Avid Artist Suite, powered by the Avid MediaCentral™ Platform, for the creation of compelling visuals and pristine sound as well as efficient media management.
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Panavision Unveils Next Generation PanaND Filters
News: Panavision Unveils Next Generation PanaND FiltersPanavision, the entertainment industry’s leading designer, manufacturer and rental provider of high-precision optics and camera systems, has announced the availability of PanaND filters. Representing the next-generation neutral density filters, they offer significant improvements in quality and consistency, so filmmakers can focus on achieving their creative goals. Full spectrum PanaND filters benefit from advancements in materials and manufacturing to deliver color neutrality very accurately.
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Marquis Collaborates with NewTek to Enable ‘Edit While Capture’
News: Marquis Collaborates with NewTek to Enable ‘Edit While Capture’Marquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media and metadata. The Company has announced a collaboration with NewTek, a worldwide leader in integrated multi-camera video production systems, to enable automated ingest to Avid. Medway, Marquis’ workflow automation solution, which enables seamless media and metadata integration with leading broadcast content applications, now supports NewTek’s TriCaster multi-camera video production system to provide broadcasters and content creators with a cost effective and efficient ingest to edit workflow.
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RCS Scores Home Run for MLB Network with Data-Driven Graphics Workflow
News: RCS Scores Home Run for MLB Network with Data-Driven Graphics WorkflowCloud-based Tech Fuses Real-time Stats with Timeless Designs to Enable Next-gen Storytelling
MLB Network’s graphics package and infrastructure received a digital facelift ahead of the 2016 season courtesy of Reality Check Systems (RCS), marking the network’s first graphic redesign since its launch in 2009. RCS in collaboration with MLB Network developed a cohesive new graphics package for the network, which debuted on Opening Day across MLB Network’s studio shows, game coverage and MLB Network Strike Zone and is powered by a new workflow with RCS Foundation at its core. The proprietary cloud-based software curates and organizes stats and synthesizes the information with appropriate designs and templates for real-time playout on-air.
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Boris FX Ships Major Plug-in Update for Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 12.5.
News: Boris FX Ships Major Plug-in Update for Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 12.5.New Continuum Complete 10.0.2 point-release brings mocha’s Academy Award-winning technology to Resolve effects and finishing workflow.
Boris FX™ and Imagineer Systems, leading developers of award-winning visual effects tools and post-production software, announce advanced support for the DaVinci Resolve 12.5. The merged Boris FX / Imagineer group worked closely with the Resolve development team to ensure a timely release and add the OFX functionality required to support 3rd party temporal frame access.
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The Post Production Event of the Year, "Sight, Sound & Story" Returns to New York City on June 11th
News: The Post Production Event of the Year, "Sight, Sound & Story" Returns to New York City on June 11thLegendary Academy Award-winner Anne V. Coates, ACE heads this year's lineup of celebrated VFX artists and editors
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop, the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, today announced their all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for its annual one-day event, Sight, Sound & Story, held this year on June 11, 2016 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway at Columbus Circle. "Sight, Sound & Story is one of the few events that brings together the community to celebrate the art of visual storytelling. This year's panels include a look at visual effects artists, television's golden age, and groundbreaking documentaries. The event culminates with legendary editor Anne V. Coates, ACE's acclaimed career including The Elephant Man, Out of Sight, Unfaithful, Becket, In the Line of Fire, and the Oscar winning Lawrence of Arabia," says Josh Apter, owner of Manhattan Edit Workshop. "Our mission each year is to entertain, educate and provide our audience with unprecedented access and insight from some of today's greatest story tellers."
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Media Links Demonstrating Hardware and Software Enhancements at CommunicAsia 2016
News: Media Links Demonstrating Hardware and Software Enhancements at CommunicAsia 2016Media Links’ Media Defined Networking® Technology provides High Performance Workflow Efficiencies & Bandwidth Optimization at CommunicAsia 2016
Media Links, a 2014 Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner and the market leader in media over IP transport solutions will be demonstrating a full complement of hardware and software enhancements at CommunicAsia 2016, booth 1D3-11.
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SmallHD Premieres New Studio Production Monitors at Cinegear
News: SmallHD Premieres New Studio Production Monitors at CinegearHot on the heels of SmallHD’s daylight-viewable HDR production monitor announcement at NAB comes “Studio” editions of both the 17-inch and 24-inch sizes. Designed to provide the same level of durability, high-end software capability, resolution and color accuracy as their HDR counterparts, these new 1080p production monitors are designed for controlled lighting environments.
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NEW WORK: Central Films North Director Rodrigo Garcia Saiz Inspires Living with Vigor for Time Out Mexico
News: NEW WORK: Central Films North Director Rodrigo Garcia Saiz Inspires Living with Vigor for Time Out MexicoLos Angeles-based Central Films North’s award-winning director Rodrigo Garcia Saiz mourns a life lived within the caution lines in the cinematic spot “The Return” for Time Out Mexico, out of DDB Mexico.
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Bluefish444 Brings 4K HDR to Broadcast Asia 2016 with Ideal Systems
Bluefish444 and Ideal Systems showcase industry leading 4K UHD and High Dynamic Range SDI video at Broadcast Asia 2016
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, will join Ideal Systems booth 5D4-02 at Broadcast Asia 2016 to showcase 4K SDI/HDMI post production workflows. A High Dynamic Range (HDR) 4K demonstration will show how Bluefish444 video cards and Adobe video tools bring pictures to life with super realistic colours and highlights.
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Mediaproxy Joins AIMS Alliance
Mediaproxy Pty. Ltd., the industry leader for broadcast compliance logging, content monitoring and transport stream analysis, announced that it has joined the AIMS Alliance.
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Oishii Creative Celebrates Moms In New On-Air Spot For Sprout
News: Oishii Creative Celebrates Moms In New On-Air Spot For Sprout#MomIsHere TV Commercial Supports Ongoing Integrated Mother’s Day Campaign Highlighting Mom’s Winning Moments
After a successful collaboration on Sprout’s 2015 Brand Refresh, creative solutions company Oishii Creative was recently commissioned by the 24-hour preschool television network to create a new on-air :30 spot, “Mom Is Here,” that highlights its annual #MomIsHere campaign in support of moms everywhere.
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Sowing the Seeds Festival Produced with ATEM and Micro Studio
News: Sowing the Seeds Festival Produced with ATEM and Micro StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Sowing the Seeds 2016, a music and lifestyle festival in Jo’burg, South Africa relied on Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K and Micro Studio Camera 4K to produce the live to screen visuals for festival performers, including headline acts Of Monsters and Men (OMAM) and Jungle.
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What Comes After Landing that Big Editing Job?
Sitting in on a meeting of The Editors' Lounge can be informative to say the least, and advance your career with wise words and not only been-there-done-that-information, but a real melting pot of new information and strategy. Join in for point-by-point discussion of what to do next after landing your big editing job.
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Odd Machine's Seth Henrikson Directs a Star-Studded Cast in Feature Film Debut "Pottersville"
News: Odd Machine's Seth Henrikson Directs a Star-Studded Cast in Feature Film Debut "Pottersville"Odd Machine Co-Founder and Director, Seth Henrikson has wrapped production on his feature film debut. The film is titled “Pottersville” and has attracted an impressive cast of “A” list talent that includes Michael Shannon, Judy Greer, Tom Lennon, Ron Perlman, Christina Hendricks and Ian McShane. The script was written by Daniel Meyer which Henrikson credits as the key to assembling the powerhouse roster of actors. “Across the board it was the script. Pottersville is one of those rare stories that has it all.... it’s funny, it’s unique, its chock full of fun characters, and it has a big heart. As soon as I read it, I knew it was made for the big screen! All the actors shared that sentiment and were immediately drawn to the project.”
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Atlanta Production Boom Builds File Transfer Demand for Crawford Media
News: Atlanta Production Boom Builds File Transfer Demand for Crawford MediaSigniant Media Shuttle replaced FTP with greater speed, flexibility, and ease of use for both Crawford and their clients
A Georgia state tax credit is at the center of a growing surge in episodic television production in the Atlanta area. The Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act provides a 20 percent tax credit for companies spending $500,000 or more on production and post-production in the state (on a single or multiple projects). An additional 10 percent credit is available if the finished product includes a promotional logo from the state.
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Blue Collar Post Collective Launches in Los Angeles
News: Blue Collar Post Collective Launches in Los AngelesBCPC West is coming to LA with a Launch Party on June 11 followed by a series of free panel discussions throughout the summer.
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Brickyard VFX Provides Start-to-Finish Creative for New Ghirardelli Campaign
Boutique visual effects and animation studio Brickyard VFX teamed with production company Mercy Brothers and ad agency FCB West to bring a new two-spot Ghirardelli campaign to life. Brickyard provided complete creative solutions for the campaign from start to finish, including production, edit, motion design, VFX, and finishing.
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Nomad Editor/Partner Jai Shukla Takes Home 2016 AICE "Best of New York" Award
News: Nomad Editor/Partner Jai Shukla Takes Home 2016 AICE "Best of New York" AwardNomad Editor/Partner Jai Shukla won the 2016 AICE Award for “Best of New York” at the AICE Awards ceremony held last week in Chicago. The award recognized Shukla for his editing of the IBM spot “Runkeeper,” which he collaborated with The Barbarian Group and director, Tucker Walsh. Shukla was welcomed to Nomad earlier this year as an Editor and a company Partner.
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Wisycom RF Technology Creates Completely Wireless Studio for WETA
News: Wisycom RF Technology Creates Completely Wireless Studio for WETAMAT288 Programmable Diversity Matrix Combiner and LBN1-LNN1 Wideband UHF Antennas Provide Flexibility and Rock Solid Performance
When WETA, the leading public broadcasting station in the capital of the United States, decided to move into a bigger studio with a contemporary, open design for its popular PBS NewsHour program, Audio Supervisor Tom Satterfield consulted with JetWave Wireless on how best to handle the show’s RF equipment. JetWave Wireless selected Wisycom devices to create a completely wireless audio setup.
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SIGGRAPH 2016 TECHNICAL PAPERS PREVIEW
News: SIGGRAPH 2016 TECHNICAL PAPERS PREVIEWSIGGRAPH 2016, the world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, will once again present its renowned Technical Papers program. With the tagline "Render the Possibilities," SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24–28 July 2016.
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ASSIMILATE Goes Open Beta
ASSIMILATE Goes Open-Beta! Updates to the entire SCRATCH Ecosystem: SCRATCH 8.5, SCRATCH Web, SCRATCH Play and the new SCRATCH VR Suite. Featuring - VR all around, HDR updates, increased Format Support, improved Data Management and more..
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Simian Now Supports 360°/VR Video Support and Workflow Solution.
News: Simian Now Supports 360°/VR Video Support and Workflow Solution.For the first time, all-inclusive support for 360°/VR video presentations is available to business and creative teams.
Simian, in collaboration with 360°/VR companies VRTÜL and Ovrture, has created a first of its kind, comprehensive, end-to-end workflow solution designed to address the emergence of 360°/VR video, along with the specific needs of business and creative teams that work with 360°/VR.
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NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE, Is Highlight of 2016 NAB Show To
NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE®, Is a Highlight of 2016 NAB Show
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, drew crowds of 2016 NAB Show attendees to both its conference sessions and special screenings. These events featured top industry minds and creative talents, who joined to discuss forward-looking techniques and challenges related to making content for theatrical release and beyond.
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Broadcast Asia 2016: Vimond Launches Online TV Social Tool, Boosts Video Storytelling and Enhances Platforms
News: Broadcast Asia 2016: Vimond Launches Online TV Social Tool, Boosts Video Storytelling and Enhances Platforms2016 Broadcast Asia Show
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Sixty Delivers Engaging New Weather Studio to Norway’s TV 2
News: Sixty Delivers Engaging New Weather Studio to Norway’s TV 2Sixty Delivers Engaging New Weather Studio to Norway’s TV 2
TV experience company Sixty has delivered an engaging new weather studio for the Norwegian broadcasting company TV 2. The studio is a complete virtual set with flexible functionality that also enables the use of augmented reality and it utilizes Vizrt’s Viz Engine for real-time 3D graphics.
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Bridge Technologies Expands and Raises the Standard for Digital Video and Media Monitoring
News: Bridge Technologies Expands and Raises the Standard for Digital Video and Media MonitoringBridge Technologies Co AS Booth 5C2-01 with Magna Systems & Engineering: At Broadcast Asia 2016, Bridge Technologies will be represented by Magna Systems & Engineering in booth 5C2-01
“At BroadcastAsia 2016, we are showing our VB288 Objective QoE Content Extractor to view and monitor OTT services and real-time streams together with a few more monitoring solutions that exceed conventional levels of performance, and break new ground for adaptability, customization, and ease of use.” — Simen K. Frostad, Chairman, Bridge Technologies
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The Colonie Is Chicago's Big Winner At AICE 2016 - Creative Editors Brian Sepanik + Keith Kristinat Winning Top Honors
News: The Colonie Is Chicago's Big Winner At AICE 2016 - Creative Editors Brian Sepanik + Keith Kristinat Winning Top HonorsCreative Editors Keith Kristinat and Brian Sepanik at AICP Award Presentation
The AICE Awards Show has grown into the post production industry’s premier competition for excellence in post production, creative editorial, music, color grading, design and sound. The Colonie creative editors, Brian Sepanik, and Keith Kristinat, received top honors at the 2016 AICE event, earning the editorial and post house the distinction of taking home the most awards of any Chicago-based company at this year’s presentation.
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Rascali Releases VR Episodic Trailers Co-Produced with Youku Tudou
News: Rascali Releases VR Episodic Trailers Co-Produced with Youku TudouTrailers for Sci-Fi Series “Raven” and Immersive Fairytales “Storybox,” Debut Today on YouTube, Facebook/Oculus Video, Jaunt, Littlstar, Vrideo and Samsung MilkVR Platforms
VR content developer Rascali debuted trailers today for its first episodic VR projects, "Raven" and "Storybox," on YouTube, Facebook/Oculus Video, Jaunt, Littlstar, Vrideo and Samsung MilkVR.
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LightHouse Films’ Director Ray Zablocki ‘Shoots’ Online Ad For Retro Videogame Super Russian Roulette
News: LightHouse Films’ Director Ray Zablocki ‘Shoots’ Online Ad For Retro Videogame Super Russian RouletteAward-Winning Filmmaker Captures Offbeat Humor In :60 Spot That Helped Drive A Hugely Successful Kickstarter And Product Launch Campaign
Proving the adage that ‘everything old is new again,’ full service production company LightHouse Films’ Ray Zablocki directed the hilariously quirky :60 online ad for new retro videogame Super Russian Roulette, created by Batlab Electronics for the classic NES, the original 8-bit videogame system from Nintendo first introduced to consumers in 1983.
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MPC LA Makes Formidable New Hire & Key Promotion
Casey McIntyre Promoted to Creative Director, MPC Creative
MPC Los Angeles is pleased to announce Rob Hodgson has joined the studio as VFX Creative Director for the Advertising division. A well respected and accomplished Visual Effects Supervisor and Artist, his body of work includes Ang Lee’s Oscar and BAFTA award-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (for which Hodgson received a BAFTA nomination for visual effects), and award-winning commercials such as Kia “Dream Car,” GE “Ideas Are Scary” (both directed by Noam Murro) and Jell-O “Comb Over” (directed by Ulf Johansson). Hodgson joins CD Paul O’Shea to lead the studio’s renowned VFX team, behind recent work such as Nike “The Conductor,” Gatorade “The Dribble Effect” and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Seize Glory.”
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LINC Church Upgrades Audiovisual Capabilities With Blackmagic Design
News: LINC Church Upgrades Audiovisual Capabilities With Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that South African house of worship, LINC, has installed Blackmagic Design live production hardware as part of a fully integrated audiovisual solution in its purpose built campus facility, designed to house the church’s growing congregation.
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Switch 3.0 Advances Media Playback, Inspection and Visual QC for Media Files
News: Switch 3.0 Advances Media Playback, Inspection and Visual QC  for Media FilesTelestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced the release of version 3.0 of Switch its cross-platform media player and inspection tool. This latest version of Switch continues its evolution as the industry's most affordable visual QC tool and standalone media player with new features for comparing multiple files, previewing output through Blackmagic Design devices, and new one-step publishing destinations for Vimeo, YouTube, and Facebook.
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Bluefish444 Announces NewTek NDI Integration
NDI-compatible Bluefish444 SDI cards send and receive video and audio over IP to support interconnected production workflows
Bluefish444, manufacturer, developer and marketer of the highest quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards in the professional video industry, announced NewTek Network Device Interface (NDI(tm)) integration with its SDI video cards.
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Cooke Optics Displays a Host of New Lenses at CineGear Expo 2016
News: Cooke Optics Displays a Host of New Lenses at CineGear Expo 2016Cooke showcases new 35-140mm wide angle Anamorphic/i zoom lens, new
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, will present a range of its latest lenses at Cine Gear LA Expo running from June 2-5 2016 at The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood.
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Utah Scientific Appoints Scott Barella as CTO
News: Utah Scientific Appoints Scott Barella as CTOUtah Scientific, the world-leading specialist in routing switchers and control software, today announced the appointment of Scott Barella as chief technology officer (CTO). In his new role, Barella will work closely with the Utah Scientific engineering team and help manage the product roadmap, including ongoing development of the company's award-winning portfolio of routing and master control switchers. Barella will also drive Utah Scientific's involvement in the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), an independent industry trade association dedicated to bringing interoperable and open-standards-based IP solutions to the market.
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HPA Awards Open Call for Entries in Creative Categories
11th Annual Industry Honors Shine Spotlight on Excellence in Sound, Editing, Visual Effects and Color
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) has announced the opening of its Call for Entries in the Creative Categories for the 11th annual HPA Awards. These categories, considered the standard bearer for groundbreaking work and artistic excellence, recognize creative artistry in the field of post production.
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First Professional Association For Motion Picture Colorists Launched
News: First Professional Association For Motion Picture Colorists LaunchedDale Grahn Named Fellow of Colorist Society International
Legendary motion picture Color Timer Dale Grahn has been named a Fellow of the Colorist Society International (CSI). With hundreds of major film credits including, ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ ‘War of the Worlds,’ ‘Minority Report,’ ‘Gladiator,’ and ‘Predator’ Dale Grahn has shaped much of the look of modern cinema, working with directors Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, and cinematographers Janusz Kaminski, Michael Ballhaus, John Mathieson.
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Marquis Announces Avid Certification for Project Parking
News: Marquis Announces Avid Certification for Project ParkingMarquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media and metadata. Marquis has announced that it has been selected as an Avid® Alliance Partner and that Marquis’ Project Parking, which is used around the world to cost effectively manage Avid storage, has been certified by Avid and will be distributed through Avid’s sales channels.
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The Mill Adds Colourist Derek Hansen
News: The Mill Adds Colourist Derek HansenThe Mill is thrilled to announce Derek Hansen as Colourist in the Los Angeles studio.
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Piksel top of the class with video stream of President Obama’s commencement address
News: Piksel top of the class with video stream of President Obama’s commencement addressCommncement address at Howard University to be watched in 81 countries
Piksel, a global leader in building successful online video businesses, has successfully streamed Howard University’s 2016 Commencement ceremonies across the internet — including an address by President Barack Obama.
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First RTP Web 360º Transmission Ensured by MOG
News: First RTP Web 360º Transmission Ensured by MOGMOG Technologies, a leading worldwide supplier of both centralized ingest solutions and MXF development tools, participates in the 1st 360º transmission of RTP, Portugal’s leading TV and Radio broadcasting network.
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Beijing Hyundai's Elantra Lingdong Launch and VR Stream Produced with ATEM and Teranex Express
News: Beijing Hyundai's Elantra Lingdong Launch and VR Stream Produced with ATEM and Teranex ExpressBlackmagic Design today announced that Shanghai based Huangyi Photography and Videography Services used ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K to live produce Beijing Hyundai’s Lingdong launch event at the Shanghai Expo Center.
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Sim Group Appoints New CEO - James Haggarty To Succeed Rob Sim, Founder
News: Sim Group Appoints New CEO - James Haggarty To Succeed Rob Sim, FounderAccomplished Media Executive Takes Lead Role With SIM Group; Rob Sim Becomes Vice Chairman Effective May 16
The Sim Group’s Board of Directors has appointed a new President and CEO, James (Jamie) Haggarty, effective May 16, 2016. After successfully expanding and diversifying the company he founded 34-years ago, Rob Sim is moving into a new role as Vice Chairman. The company has expanded rapidly over the past few years, encompassing a network of complementary brands that service the production and post production industries. James will focus on enhancing the innovation and execution that SIM customers need while accelerating key growth strategies for the company.
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Get immersed in your design with NVIDIA VR Viewer
News: Get immersed in your design with NVIDIA VR ViewerNVIDIA® Iray® VR technology taps into the power of NVIDIA GPUs to let users quickly generate immersive experiences of their designs with amazing accuracy. Now 3D artists and post-production professionals can immerse themselves in virtual broadcast sets with real-world lighting and materials – all before final product is delivered.
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Polymedia ensures that BlackTrax is a technical star in Crime and Punishment
News: Polymedia ensures that BlackTrax is a technical star in Crime and PunishmentHours of psychological torment, heavy drinking of alcohol, prostitution and multiple axe murders all feature in Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s extraordinary nineteenth century novel
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URSA Mini 4.6K Used to Shoot Aaron Carter's 'Fool's Gold' Music Video
News: URSA Mini 4.6K Used to Shoot Aaron Carter's 'Fool's Gold' Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4.6K digital film camera was used to shoot the music video for Aaron Carter's new hit single "Fool's Gold." DaVinci Resolve Studio was also used to grade the music video by Colorist Robert Crosby at L.A.-based post production studio Coyote Post.
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Honor Society Signs Director Tim Abshire
News: Honor Society Signs Director Tim AbshireBi-coastal production company Honor Societyhas signed director Tim Abshire for U.S. commercial representation. With a character-driven approach to storytelling, he has helmed work for top brands such as Google, Coca-Cola, PlayStation, ESPN, Febreze, VW, Taco Bell, E*TRADE and Kia. Tim’s signature comedy dialogue style has earned him industry recognition and numerous golds from Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show Pencils, PromaxBDAs, and ADC Cubes. His work celebrates the awkward and odd characteristics of any situation through clever storytelling that leaves a lasting impression.
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Steven Spielberg to Present John Williams with AFI Life Achievement Award
TNT to Premiere AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN WILLIAMS on June 15th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Steven Spielberg will present John Williams with the American Film Institute's (AFI) 44th Life Achievement Award. This marks the first time in AFI history that America's highest honor for a career in film will be bestowed upon a composer. Williams' career will be celebrated at the private Gala Tribute on June 9, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA. The televised special, AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN WILLIAMS, will air on TNT on June 15 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/ PT), followed by an encore presentation on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM) on September 12 during a night of programming dedicated to John Williams. This marks the fourth year the Emmy®-winning AFI special has aired on Turner networks.
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SMPTE New England Section Offers Free Boot Camp on Working With New Video Formats and Delivery Mechanisms
Top Experts Will Present on Working With UHD, HDR, and HFR, Maintaining Resolution Independence, and Moving Signals Using IP and ATSC 3.0
The New England Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, will offer a free day-long "New Technologies Boot Camp" dedicated to fostering a better understanding of working with high resolution (UHD, 4K, and beyond), high-dynamic-range (HDR) imaging, and higher frame rates (HFR); maintaining resolution independence on screens of every size; and leveraging internet protocol (IP) and ATSC 3.0 for more efficient movement of this media content. The boot camp will run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on May 19 in the Terrace Room of the Holiday Inn in Dedham, Massachusetts.
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Telestream Expands Wirecast Partner Program Enabling Easier Live Streaming to More Platforms
News: Telestream Expands Wirecast Partner Program Enabling Easier Live Streaming to More PlatformsNew platforms join industry leading media platforms such as YouTube Live, Facebook Live and Twitch
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that it has expanded the partner program of its popular live streaming production software Wirecast, to include: Lightcast.com, TiltedGlobe, StreamShark/MetaCDN, and Webcast-TV. These new destinations join more than 25 built-in Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and streaming platforms already in Wirecast, including Facebook LIVE, YouTube, Twitch, USTREAM and many more.
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New York City's First-ever Chief Technology Officer Minerva Tantoco Answers the Burning Question: What Does it Mean to be a Smart City?
News: New York City's First-ever Chief Technology Officer Minerva Tantoco Answers the Burning Question: What Does it Mean to be a Smart City?With the number of connected devices expected to exceed 50 billion by 2020, cities everywhere are ramping up, embracing innovation and the tech spirit. Under the leadership of New York City's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Minerva Tantoco, the Mayor's Office of Technology and Innovation is working toward Mayor de Blasio's vision of making New York City the most innovative, tech-friendly and equitable big city in the world. In her keynote address at CE Week 2016, New York City's most prominent consumer technology event, Tantoco will address what it means to be a smart city, share what New York City has on its tech docket, and explain why the next wave of innovation will demand technology and government partnerships.
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Canon releases a 2016 Photography Trends Study in celebration of National Photography Month
May is National Photography Month and to celebrate, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is revealing consumer trends that are taking the world of photography by storm.
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Accessorize this Spring with The Canon SpeedlitE 600EX II-RT Flash
Spring is all about having the right look and Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is giving photographers of all levels two new options that can improve their creativity and versatility; the Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT flash and the Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens.
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SHARE MEMORIES On the go WITH NEW COMPACT, CONNECTED POWERSHOt SX620 hs Digital camera
Latest Canon PowerShot Digital Camera Provides Impressive Image Quality and Zoom Range in a Compact Size
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduced today the new Canon PowerShot SX620 HS digital camera - ideal for individuals looking for a convenient, easy-to-carry compact digital camera capable of producing high-quality photos and videos. This new camera boasts a 20.2 Megapixel* CMOS imaging sensor and a powerful 25X Optical Zoom lens (25-625mm equivalent) in a form factor that will easily fit in a pocket or purse, making it an ideal camera for those passionate about photography to capture gorgeous imagery no matter where they are.
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Post-Production Toolsets From Adobe, Facilis & Boris FX/Imagineer At May Editors' Lounge
News: Post-Production Toolsets From Adobe, Facilis & Boris FX/Imagineer At May Editors' LoungeThe Editors’ Lounge returns Friday, May 20th with presentations on all the latest post-production toolsets from Adobe, Facilis Technology and Imagineer Systems, mocha Pro. The event is hosted by AlphaDogs Post Production located at 1612 W Olive Ave., Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 pm and is free to attend. Attendees are asked to bring their favorite beverage with complimentary food provided by the Editors’ Lounge.
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Commercial Production Company Cultivate.Media Launches; Signs Acclaimed Director Ali Ali
News: Commercial Production Company Cultivate.Media Launches; Signs Acclaimed Director Ali AliUnderscoring its focus on nurturing ties with creative-minded directors and advertising agencies, TWC Films has rebranded as Cultivate.Media. The Santa Monica-based production company’s new name, logo and website are meant to suggest its mission to build relationships and the evolving nature of advertising production.
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BenQ Unveils New PV3200PT 4K UHD Monitor for Video Editing Professionals
Professional Video Postproduction IPS Display Features Brilliant Color Accuracy and 'Eye-Care' Visual Comfort
BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today presented its all-new PV3200PT IPS monitor. Purpose-built for today's professional video postproduction applications, the 32-inch 4K Ultra HD display delivers incredible color precision via 10-bit, 100-percent sRGB color, following the Rec. 709 standard. With an OSD controller and Eye-Care technologies, the new creative display provides a feature-rich and comfortable computer viewing experience that renders colors and details with the highest quality.
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The Foundry Supports Learning and Development with Free Version of MARI
Leading creative software developer The Foundry has today announced the launch of MARI Non-commercial. The free, non-watermarked version of the company's Academy Award®-winning 3D texture painting software allows artists to work on personal projects and learn at their own pace.
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World'S First Live-Action Uncompressed 4K 120Hz
News: World'S First Live-Action Uncompressed 4K 120Hz7thSense Design Infinity Media Server Serves World's First Live-Action Uncompressed 4K 120Hz Per Eye 3D Test and Dailies Screenings for Ang Lee
As three-time Academy Award-winner Ang Lee shot his upcoming film "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk", the director relied on the Delta Infinity Media Server from media serving experts, 7thSense Design, throughout the production for test and dailies screenings. “4K, 3D, 120 FPS capture gives extraordinary clarity to a film,” said Ang Lee. “It allows us to explore new ground in cinema and engage the audience on a more emotional level.”
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CANON U.S.A. LAUNCHES SEARCH FOR THE NEXT "REBEL WITH A CAUSE"
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced it is launching a contest to find the next modern day “Rebel With A Cause.” To celebrate the 25thanniversary of the Canon EOS Rebel camera, Canon is embarking on a year-long journey to follow modern day rebels who challenge convention in their own unique way. The story of these individuals will be documented on the Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR camera.
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Go Creative Show - NAB 2016 with Matt Allard from News Shooter
News: Go Creative Show - NAB 2016 with Matt Allard from News ShooterMatt Allard from NewsShooter.com joins Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, to discuss all the hottest news from NAB 2016.
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AFI Announces Full Slate of AFI DOCS 2016 Films
94 Films from 30 Countries Include Three World Premieres Screening June 22–26 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD
Today, the American Film Institute (AFI) announced the slate of films for AFI DOCS 2016, running June 22–26 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD. The 14th edition showcases 94 films representing 30 countries, including three world premieres, seven North American premieres, three U.S. premieres, 12 East Coast premieres and one international premiere. AFI DOCS 2016 screenings will take place in Washington, DC, at the Newseum and the Landmark E Street Cinema, and in Silver Spring, MD, at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.
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PR: Melissa Lubin Joins Deluxe's Beast NY as EP
News: PR: Melissa Lubin Joins Deluxe's Beast NY as EPDeluxe creative editorial company Beast announces that Melissa Lubin has joined the company as Executive Producer of its New York office. Bringing a decade of deep experience across all facets of production and client services for editorial, sound and graphic design, VFX and finishing, she will lead talent development, build production teams and introduce new clients to Beast’s talent and services.
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VFX Producer Chad Hudson Joins FuseFX
News: VFX Producer Chad Hudson Joins FuseFXVeteran Visual Effects Producer Chad Hudson, whose credits include The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, has joined FuseFX. Based at the company’s Los Angeles facility, Hudson becomes part of a diverse production team that is creating effects for Fox’s Sleepy Hollow and pilots for CBS and Amazon, as well as other upcoming television projects.
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Al Jazeera Installs ATEM Live Production Workflow In Partnership With KidZania London
News: Al Jazeera Installs ATEM Live Production Workflow In Partnership With KidZania LondonBlackmagic Design has today announced that Al Jazeera Media Network and KidZania looks to inspire the next generation of aspiring broadcast talent with a purpose built television studio as part of KidZania London. The optical fiber based multicam 4K studio workflow features broadcast infrastructure from Blackmagic Design.
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VR Playhouse and Jaunt Immerse Viewers in Traditional Mexican Music and Dance for Cinco de Mayo
News: VR Playhouse and Jaunt Immerse Viewers in Traditional Mexican Music and Dance for Cinco de MayoJaunt Studios and VR Playhouse team up to celebrate Mexican heritage in a dazzling visual display of music and dance in the new virtual reality experience “La Fuerza Imprevista.” Released in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, the vibrant cultural experience is available for viewing exclusively on the Jaunt VR app.
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Valencia Club de Fútbol Drives Stadium AV With Blackmagic Design
News: Valencia Club de Fútbol Drives Stadium AV With Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design has today announced that Valencia Club de Fútbol is providing fans an enhanced match day experience following an overhaul of the Mestalla Stadium’s live production capabilities using Blackmagic Design video production hardware.
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AFI Honors Werner Herzog
News: AFI Honors Werner HerzogAFI DOCS Will Tribute Herzog's Legendary Career on June 24
The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that AFI DOCS will pay tribute to renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog as the festival's 2016 Charles Guggenheim Symposium honoree.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Hosts Avid "Cloud Collaboration" Demonstration
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors Hosts Avid "Cloud Collaboration" Demonstration“Sound Advice” event slated for May 10th at Sony Pictures Studios.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will host Sound Advice: Pro Tools 12.5 Avid Cloud Collaboration, a special event for MPSE members, May 10th at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. Held in partnership with Sony Pictures Post Production Services and Avid, the event will include a technical overview and demonstration of Avid’s new cloud collaboration functionality which allows editors and mixers to effortlessly collaborate on Pro Tools projects. Avid will also present a technology preview of new editorial features under development.
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Digital Domain Names Ken Roupenian VP, Digital Studio
News: Digital Domain Names Ken Roupenian VP, Digital StudioAcademy Award winning studio, Digital Domain, announced today that Ken Roupenian has joined its ranks in the position of Vice President, Digital Studio. As the studio continues to evolve and expand its business worldwide, Ken brings to the group his incredible expertise in strategic planning and artistic management for digital production. In his role as Vice President of Digital Studio, he will be responsible for the company’s creative teams globally, and will report to Digital Domain Executive Vice President/General Manager, Erika Burton.
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Whitehouse Post Welcomes Editor Deb Schimmel
News: Whitehouse Post Welcomes Editor Deb SchimmelWhitehouse Post welcomes accomplished editor Deb Schimmel to their Chicago roster. A Chicago native, Schimmel got her start in the industry as an intern at Cutters and grew her skills at Optimus, where she was an assistant and then editor for more than two decades. “We are very excited for Deb to join us,” says Partner/Editor Matthew Wood. “We’ve known Deb and admired her work for such a long time, we’re thrilled that she has decided to come aboard.”
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The Global Gift Foundation To Honor Heavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer At The Organization
News: The Global Gift Foundation To Honor Heavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer At The OrganizationHeavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer will receive the Global Gift "Philanthropreneur" Award at the Global Gift Foundation's Women's Empowerment luncheon. Schotthoefer is being recognized for her work in social justice and human rights, particularly with Syrian refugees, an experience which she wrote about here. A percentage of the proceeds from the May 7th event will go towards the development of a scholarship program for young women in under-resourced areas.
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WCPMedia Services Helps FICTS Manage Submissions to 2016 World FICTS Challenge
News: WCPMedia Services Helps FICTS Manage Submissions to 2016 World FICTS ChallengeCloud-based platform used to store and share sports media for 19 festivals on five continents.
The Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (FICTS) has selected WCPMedia Services’ cloud-based digital asset management platform WCPApp to receive, manage, store and distribute submissions to its 2016 FICTS Festivals and World FICTS Challenge.
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FuseFX Delivering VFX for Six New Series
News: FuseFX Delivering VFX for Six New SeriesContinuing to attract high quality television projects, FuseFX’s offices in Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver are providing visual effects services for six new hit series that have debuted in 2016. They include projects for CBS, FX, NBC, PBS and Syfy.
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Todd Masters & MASTERSFX Win Second Career Emmy Award for Netflix Movie "Monsterville"
News: Todd Masters & MASTERSFX Win Second Career Emmy Award for Netflix Movie "Monsterville"Monster-Maker Todd Masters, Founder & President of FX Studio MASTERSFX, has won his second career Emmy Award.
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Backyard Adds Director Sorrel Brae
News: Backyard Adds Director Sorrel BraeBicoastal production company Backyard has signed award-winning director Sorrel Brae for U.S. commercial representation. Known for drawing authentic, emotional performances out of actors and combining them with striking visuals, Sorrel brings his broad creative background, unique perspective and dedication to capturing moments of truth to the commercial production company.
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Rita Moreno and Quentin Tarantino To Receive AFI Honorary Degrees
2016 COMMENCEMENT WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 15, 2016 AT 9:30 A.M.
The American Film Institute announced today it will confer Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa upon Rita Moreno and Quentin Tarantino. Both Moreno and Tarantino will be recognized for their contributions to the art of the moving image during the AFI Conservatory's commencement ceremony on June 15, 2016 at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre.
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Acclaimed Director Keif Davidson signs with Park Pictures
News: Acclaimed Director Keif Davidson signs with Park PicturesBicoastal production company Park Pictures has signed Oscar-nominated documentary and commercial director Kief Davidson for exclusive International representation. Nominated for an Oscar for his documentary Open Heart, Davidson has earned acclaim for striking work for global brands such as GE, Toyota, Absolut and Facebook. In collaboration with the Lego Company, Davidson directed the tremendously popular Radius/Weinstein Company feature doc A Lego Brickumentary in 2015.
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Canon CarePAK Plus Protection Keeps Focus on Photography
Canon CarePAK Plus Special Free Promotion Turns ‘Whoops’ Into Whoopie!
Accidents happen all the time. One minute you’re embracing your creativity and capturing amazing photos and the next minute you’re staring down at what’s left of your Canon camera after its been dropped off a cliff, smashed by an overeager toddler, knocked off the picnic table and into the pool, or had an extra-large latte (no whip) spilled all over its LCD screen. Talk about a creativity buzz kill.
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Cut+Run Adds Senior Producer Jared Thomas
News: Cut+Run Adds Senior Producer Jared ThomasCut+Run announced today that Jared Thomas has joined the company as Senior Producer of the Los Angeles office. Prior to becoming part of the Cut+Run family, Jared was a freelance producer managing and executing large, complex projects for both production and postproduction companies here in LA and San Francisco.
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Patrick Davenport Joins MPC as Chief Operating Officer
News: Patrick Davenport Joins MPC as Chief Operating OfficerHighly regarded industry figure Patrick Davenport returns to MPC Advertising as Chief Operating Officer USA with responsibility for managing operations for the business in Los Angeles and New York.
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SNS announces three new additions to the EVO storage line-up along with support for 8TB drives
Studio Network Solutions expands their range of workflow defined shared storage for post-production teams of all sizes.
Studio Network Solutions, a leading provider of shared storage solutions for video and audio workgroups, has announced three new products in the EVO Shared Storage line-up. The new products further expand the full range of offerings that Studio Network Solutions has created for professional media workgroups.
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AJA System Test Lite Software Available For Free on the Apple Store
News: AJA System Test Lite Software Available For Free on the Apple StoreNew Version of AJA’s Popular Software Measures Disk Speed Performance
AJA Video Systems today released AJA System Test Lite, a version of the company’s popular speed test software, available today on the Apple Store. AJA System Test Lite is an Apple Store version of AJA’s free System Test cross-platform application for measuring and reporting system and storage performance.
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Post Production Spotlighted at Inaugural Event : One Giant Step Forward For Post Production
News: Post Production Spotlighted at Inaugural Event : One Giant Step Forward For Post ProductionAn innovative film editing competition debuts on May 14, 2016
Post production filmmaking launches out of the edit bay and into the spotlight at the debut of L.A. Post Fest, the first of its kind international film festival devoted to the creative and technical process of post production.
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Cogswell College Launches World's First VR/AR Certificate Program
News: Cogswell College Launches World's First VR/AR Certificate ProgramTo accelerate the development of applications for Virtual and Augmented Reality, Cogswell College is poised to become the very first school in the world to launch a Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Certificate Program. Cogswell’s first courses start this summer. Recently recognized by the prestigious Princeton Review as a Top Videogame Design School in North America, Cogswell College is uniquely qualified to address the challenges of creating meaningful VR/AR applications.
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Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Present THE BELOVED ROGUE Screening/Panel Spotlights
News: Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Present THE BELOVED ROGUE Screening/Panel SpotlightsFirst Academy Award®-Winning Production Designer William Cameron Menzies: Silent Movie with Live Piano Accompaniment Presented By The Art Directors Guild Film Society and American Cinematheque Sunday, May 22 at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque will present a special screening of THE BELOVED ROGUE (1927), the little seen silent epic starring John Barrymore and designed by Academy Award®-winning Production Designer William Cameron Menzies, the artist for whom the credit Production Designer was invented, on Sunday, May 22, at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood). The program, which also includes selections from Menzies’ celebrated films, will be moderated by ADG Film Society co-chair Production Designer John Muto (Home Alone) with a live piano accompaniment performed by Cliff Retallick. This will be the second program of the 2016 ADG Film Series entitled “PRODUCTION DESIGN: LOOKING AT NOTHING, SEEING EVERYTHING,” sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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New Branded And Immersive Storytelling Studio OffAbbot Launches
News: New Branded And Immersive Storytelling Studio OffAbbot LaunchesContent Leader Relentlessly Focused On Branded Content, Immersive 360VR Story Telling And Drone Technologies; Also, Adam Cohen Named Head Of VR Production
Branded and immersive storytelling studio OffAbbothas launched. Led by Executive Producers Justin Towery and Scott Flor, OffAbbot separates itself from the creative pack thanks to a deep roster of directors and creative strategists that bring a decidedly filmic approach to digital content as well as 360 video and drone storytelling.
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Rapidly growing post house adds Baselight grading suite for new BBC broadcast project, Can’t Touch This
News: Rapidly growing post house adds Baselight grading suite for new BBC broadcast project, Can’t Touch ThisBelfast, in Northern Ireland, doesn’t have a great history in post-production. But Ka-boom, which started in 2010 as an audio facility, the specialisation of co-founder Will McConnell, quickly grew to fill the void in a city which is now rapidly becoming a major production centre.
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Washington Square Films Signs Acclaimed Director Alison Klayman
News: Washington Square Films Signs Acclaimed Director Alison KlaymanNew York-based Washington Square Films has signed New York Times Director to Watch Alison Klayman for her first commercial representation. Named on a NYT list of rising international filmmaking talents under 40, Klayman’s debut feature documentary, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, was shortlisted for an Academy Award, nominated for two Emmys, won a Sundance Special Jury Prize and earned a Director's Guild of America nomination. In commercials, Alison has directed noteworthy branded work for lululemon and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, among others.
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Jennie Armon Joins Music Company Found Objects as Executive Producer
News: Jennie Armon Joins Music Company Found Objects as Executive ProducerMusic and sound production company Found Objects has strengthened its leadership team with the addition of Jennie Armon as Executive Producer.
(April 29, 2016) With over a decade’s worth of experience in production and talent acquisition, Armon honed her skills at a variety of notable music companies including Yessian, Amber Music, Butter Music as well as agencies such as Publicis and Tribal Worldwide. While she’s just now officially joined Found Objects, Armon has been collaborating for some time with the music production company, which has partnered on projects for brands like IBM and Jaguar as well as high-profile artists including Kanye West and Philip Glass. “Immediately from working with Found Objects, I noticed a style of their work that was very thoughtful and unique,” she says. “Even their branding was methodical and sleek, like their sound. When they reached out, it was a very simple answer to come on board.”
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Free Editing & Visual Effects Software Released for YouTube Creators
FXHOME (hitfilm.com) today released all-in-one video editing and visual effects software HitFilm 4 Express (hitfilm.com/express), designed to enable a new generation of online creators. Available for free, its powerful technology gives YouTubers the ability to make bigger and better content than ever before; from music videos and Let’s Play videos to action movies with blockbuster-quality visual effects.
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Tech Support Ends for Sapphire 7 and Older Tomorrow
Tomorrow, Friday, April 29, 2016, we are officially retiring outdated versions of Sapphire, which includes Sapphire 7 and older. You may continue to use your permanent licenses for these outdated versions, but you will no longer qualify for customer support. This includes bug fixes, licensing issues, and compatibility on new operating systems and host applications.
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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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