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SMPTE® Announces Program Details for Fifth Annual Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) Conference
SMPTE® Announces Program Details for Fifth Annual Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) Conference
With Theme of 'Redefining the Entertainment Experience,' Annual Event Will Take Place May 8-9 at Microsoft's Silicon Valley Campus
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced program details for the Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference, May 8-9 at the Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus in Mountain View, California. Entitled "Redefining the Entertainment Experience," this year's conference will explore emerging technologies' impact on current and future delivery of compelling connected entertainment experiences.
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Augusto Schillaci Joins Reel FX Directorial Roster
Augusto Schillaci Joins Reel FX Directorial RosterDigital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica has added award-winning Director and VFX Supervisor Augusto Schillaci to its directorial roster. Schillaci will be making his feature debut as director on The Mischievians, an animated feature film in development based on the book by William Joyce. He has over two decades of experience as a director and VFX Supervisor, organically transitioning his extensive talents and expertise in animation and visual effects to the role. He has lent his directorial skills to game cinematics for Transformers and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and is currently directing a number of commercial projects.
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Uncharted Territory Shoots Independence Day: Resurgence VFX Plates with URSA Mini 4.6K
Uncharted Territory Shoots Independence Day: Resurgence VFX Plates with URSA Mini 4.6KBlackmagic Design announced today that production company Uncharted Territory used an URSA Mini 4.6K EF to capture visual effects (VFX) plates for the film "Independence Day: Resurgence." After "Independence Day" redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter, "Independence Day: Resurgence" delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens' advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
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Dolby Cinema Now Available in Asia Through Wanda Cinema Line
Dolby Cinema Now Available in Asia Through Wanda Cinema Line
Next-generation movie experience arriving at Wanda Cinemas in Dalian, Changchun, Chongqing, and Jinan First Dolby Cinema title is “Warcraft” from Legendary Pictures
Wanda Cinema Line Corporation Ltd. and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced the first theatres with Dolby Cinema™ in Asia at Wanda cinemas in Dalian, Changchun, Chongqing, and Jinan. Dolby Cinema, featuring Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos®, is a premium cinema offering for exhibitors and moviegoers that combines spectacular image and sound technologies with inspired design to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event.
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AICP (American Independent Commercial Producers) Announces Annual Award Winners
The AICP Next Awards Premiere At The Tishman Auditorium At The New School
The AICP Next Awards debuted tonight at The Tishman Auditorium At The New School. The AICP Next Awards is one of the tent pole events of AICP Week – which also includes the premiere of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial, and the AICP Week Base Camp, which features educational seminars and panels. Jeff Kling, Chief Creative Officer of Fallon Worldwide, served as this year’s AICP Next Awards Judging Chair, as well as the Master of Ceremonies at the Next Awards.
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AICP Awards Winners Announced
AICP Awards Winners AnnouncedThe AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial premiered tonight at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, closing out AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image, which also included the debut of the AICP Next Awards at The Tishman Auditorium at the New School, and the AICP Week Base Camp.
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Rising Sun Pictures Extends Its Mastery over Time in "X-Men: Apocalypse"
Rising Sun Pictures Extends Its Mastery over Time in "X-Men: Apocalypse"
Visual effects studio tops its award-winning effort in previous X-Men movie with explosive Quicksilver 'Extraction' sequence.
X-Men: Apocalypse, the latest entrant in Twentieth Century Fox’s popular superhero franchise, features more time-bending magic from Australia’s Rising Sun Pictures. The visual effects studio contributed to several key sequences in the film, most notably an electrifying scene where Quicksilver (Evan Peters) uses his hyper-speed ability to rescue students from an exploding mansion.
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The Global Gift Foundation To Honor Heavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer At The Organization
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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Reel FX Adds Jim Riche as Head of Production
Reel FX Adds Jim Riche as Head of ProductionDigital studio Reel FX Dallas/Santa Monica has added Jim Riche as Head of Production for the studio’s commercial division. Riche is an innovative producer and VFX specialist with a lengthy track record of curating and managing production teams, artists and supervisors in major studios and boutiques alike. He has over 30 years of experience in production management and consulting for feature films, commercials, visual effects, live action, dark ride production and design/graphics. He has lent his talents to such top industry shops as Ntropic, Digital Domain, Troika, Nice Shoes, LoyalKasper and Blur Studio, among others. Riche will report to David Bates, General Manager of the Commercial Division.
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Kathryn Schotthoefer Named President of Heavenspot, part of M&C Saatchi LA
Kathryn Schotthoefer Named President of Heavenspot, part of M&C Saatchi LAM&C Saatchi LA has announced that Kathryn Schotthoefer has been named President of Heavenspot. Heavenspot is an integrated digital creative company founded by Executive Creative Director Chevon Hicks. Known for its industry-leading social and digital campaigns, Heavenspot has worked with a range of entertainment and technology clients. The company became part of M&C Saatchi LA, expanding the agency’s digital and social division M&C Saatchi SHARE, in 2015.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) 63rd Golden Reel Awards Winners
Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) 63rd Golden Reel Awards Winners
Motion Picture Sound Editors Present the 63rd Golden Reel Awards
(Hollywood, California--February 28, 2016) The Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 63rd MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 24 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries and other media. Re-Recording Mixer Marti Humphrey and Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor Jussi Tegelman presented the annual MPSE Filmmaker Award to Director Sam Raimi. Picture Editor Lee Smith and Re-Recording Mixer Doug Hemphill presented the Career Achievement Award to Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Richard King.
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Reel FX Adds Director Elliot Dillman
Reel FX Adds Director Elliot DillmanDigital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica has signed director Elliot Dillman for U.S. commercial representation. With a diverse directorial background spanning commercials, branded content, music videos and multi-camera live events, Dillman has a natural talent for honing in on the broad scope of a project to deliver dynamic footage that enhances the storytelling. He has worked on national campaigns for top agencies including GSD&M, CP+B, Leo Burnett, Y&R and BBDO, among others. His directorial sensibilities have earned him awards and nominations for Cannes Lions, Addys and Webbys for his work for top clients including Dominos Pizza, Pacifico Beer and Kraft Mac and Cheese. Prior to signing, Dillman collaborated with Reel FX on a number of projects, including a recent spot for Hasbro.
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Reel FX Adds Creative Director Colin McGreal
Reel FX Adds Creative Director Colin McGrealDigital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica has added Colin McGreal as Creative Director. McGreal is a versatile creative director and designer with over two decades of branded content experience working with such top clients as Verizon, American Express, Ford, Samsung, Wendy’s, Goodyear, Toyota and Time Warner Cable, among numerous others. Fusing a vast knowledge of filmmaking and technical processes, he is capable of both leveraging his background to collaborate with creative teams and fully executing projects from start to finish. McGreal most recently worked as Creative Director on Reel FX’s Hunger Games VR Experience for Lionsgate/Samsung, which launched during NY Comic-Con. His other Reel FX VR work includes the “You vs. Sharapova” Virtual Reality experience for American Express, which launched at the 2015 US Open, and the Pacific Rim Jaeger Pilot VR Experience for Legendary Pictures.
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NEW WORK: Tom De Nolf & Reel FX Take on the Many Facets of Lifelong Love For Kay Jewelers
NEW WORK: Tom De Nolf & Reel FX Take on the Many Facets of Lifelong Love For Kay JewelersDirector Tom De Nolf and digital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica, offer a fresh perspective on being in love in the charming new :60 “Hit the Road” for Kay Jewelers, out of Stern Advertising, Inc. The spot, directed by frequent Reel FX collaborator Tom De Nolf, features a myriad of couples equally immersed in their friendships as their romantic love for each other, sharing both everyday and poignant moments while forming a deep everlasting bond. Executive Producer Steve Johnson produced the shoot for Reel FX. In “Hit the Road”, we see a vibrant young couple enjoying a picnic in the park, a family of four enjoying a cozy movie night at home, a sleepy couple enduring a lovable daily blanket struggle and an older pair comforting each other through a somber moment. The spot debuts the jeweler’s exquisite Ever Us Two-Stone Diamond Ring via the young man proposing to his girlfriend while enjoying their afternoon in the park, touting, “One diamond for your best friend. One diamond for your true love. One ring forever.”
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David Bates Returns to Reel FX as General Manager
David Bates Returns to Reel FX as General Manager
Former Head of Production returns to lead Commercial and VR divisions
Digital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica has brought back former Reel FX Head of Production David Bates as General Manager. Bates spent nearly eight years with Reel FX from 2002-2010, and will leverage his recent executive experience curating talent for creative roles at a wide range of companies to assemble top tier in-house teams for projects across Reel FX’s short form and VR divisions. This hire comes on the heels of the recent success of Reel FX's virtual reality division, Reel FX VR. After opening in September 2014, the division has continued to expand and innovate, with an impressive slate of immersive experiences, including a recent The Hunger Games 360-degree narrative experience exploring key moments from throughout Katniss' journey across all films, a fully-integrated recruiting experience for the U.S. Air Force out of GSD&M and an impactful VR experience for AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign with BBDO New York.
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Post Haste Digital Forms Strategic Alliance with Larson Studios
Post Haste Digital Forms Strategic Alliance with Larson Studios
New Culver City Studio Co-Op Expands Post Offerings in West LA
Independent post-production facilities Post Haste Digital and Larson Studios have joined forces to extend audio and video post production services in West Los Angeles. As part of the arrangement, Hollywood-based Larson will operate the Main Stage in Post Haste’s Culver City facility, where the studio will service its Westside clients and also lend talent to Post Haste projects. Upcoming projects to be mixed in Larson’s new Stage 10 include Fox’s “re-boot” of the cult sci-fi series “The X-Files.”
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Artemple-Hollywood Expands its In-House Creative Team by Naming Richard Kidd as Creative Director/Senior VFX Supervisor, and Scott McCullough as Live Action Director & DP
Artemple-Hollywood Expands its In-House Creative Team by Naming Richard Kidd as Creative Director/Senior VFX Supervisor, and Scott McCullough as Live Action Director & DPArtemple-Hollywood, a high-end, full-service visual effects and design studio, has expanded its in-house team with the addition of two seasoned industry veterans to its ranks.
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FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic
FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic
FotoKem’s Restoration of The Sound of Music Takes Center Stage at TCM Classic Film Festival
FotoKem’s restoration of Twentieth Century Fox’s The Sound of Music will kick off the sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on March 26 in Hollywood. Originally released in 1965, the re-mastered version of this cinematic treasure will grace the screen of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX as the fest’s Opening Night Film, as previously announced by TCM.
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FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic Film
FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic FilmFotoKem’s restoration of Twentieth Century Fox’s The Sound of Music will kick off the sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on March 26 in Hollywood. Originally released in 1965, the re-mastered version of this cinematic treasure will grace the screen of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX as the fest’s Opening Night Film, as previously announced by TCM.
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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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Zac Cavaliero's Animated Short Wins Reel 13 National Competition - Earning It A Broadcast Debut on Thirteen-WNET
Zac Cavaliero's Animated Short Wins Reel 13 National Competition - Earning It A Broadcast Debut on Thirteen-WNET
As A Growing Number of Feature Films Continue to Tap His Talent As A Previz Artist, Shot Designer, FX Artist and Modeler, The Young Filmmaker Continues To Evolve As A Multi-Disciplined Talent
Zac Cavaliero's short film, 'The Frank Job,’ showcasing the cinematographer's skills as a character animator was Reel 13's voters' choice this week, earning it a slot on national broadcast television on Thirteen-WNET's Saturday evening line up. The film's storyline is a new twist on the classic tale of 'Frankenstein,' with the lead character, an inept yet determined mad scientist, artfully crafted by Cavaliero into an animated character with features befitting his eccentric personality.
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Reel FX Hits 4.5 Million Render Jobs Using PipelineFX’s Qube!
Reel FX Hits 4.5 Million Render Jobs Using PipelineFX’s Qube!
Leading Render Farm Management Software for VFX Currently at Work on New Guillermo Del Toro Production, “The Book of Life”
The tools that last are the ones that can roll with the punches. For Dallas, TX and Santa Monica’s Reel FX, one tool has helped them manage 4.5 million render jobs in the most efficient way possible. Now in its 11th year of use, PipelineFX’s Qube! plays the guardian role for a production queue riding high on the success of “Free Birds” and the impending release of the new Guillermo Del Toro-produced feature with 20th Century Fox, “The Book of Life.”
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“Modern Family” Graded with DaVinci Resolve by Modern VideoFilm in Los Angeles
Blackmagic Design today announced that Twentieth Century Fox and ABC’s hit television show “Modern Family” is graded using DaVinci Resolve at LA based Modern VideoFilm, which provides world class post production and distribution services to the film, television and media content industries.
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Rising Sun Pictures Looks to SIGGRAPH to Expand for a Blockbuster Year.
Australian VFX Studio will be Recruiting Artists for Upcoming Projects and Discussing its Work on “X-Men: Days of Future Past”.
Rising Sun Pictures is sending a team of representatives to SIGGRAPH 2014 to discuss its work on the recent film "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and to recruit artists for future projects including "Gods of Egypt," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2," "Deadline Gallipoli," "Pan & Tarzan." The 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Technologies, SIGGRAPH 2014 takes place 10-14 August in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Reel FX Grows Commercial and Interactive Sales Department
Reel FX Grows Commercial and Interactive Sales Department
Summer 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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‘And The Nominees Are…Emmys® 2014’ Exclusive Exhibition Celebrating 66TH Primetime Emmy Nominees Opens At The Hollywood Museum
‘And The Nominees Are…Emmys® 2014’ Exclusive Exhibition Celebrating 66TH Primetime Emmy Nominees Opens At The Hollywood Museum
Exhibition Features Costumes From More Than 20 Emmy®-Nominated Shows
Emmy® season has been sizzling in Hollywood since nominations were revealed on July 10! The Hollywood Museum, the official Museum of Hollywood, celebrates the 66th Primetime Emmy® Award nominees with an exclusive exhibition showcasing costumes, props and more from over twenty Emmy®-nominated television programs. ‘And The Nominees Are…Emmys® 2014’ will be on view at The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building located in the heart of Hollywood through Sept. 14.
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Shotgun Keeps This Summer’s Big Movies On Track
Shotgun Keeps This Summer’s Big Movies On Track
Leading Production Management Software Drives VFX Pipelines at Top Studios
Shotgun Software, developer of the cloud-based collaboration platform for creative companies (recently acquired by Autodesk), was integral to the production of over a dozen of this summer’s tentpole films. Used by visual effects studios worldwide, Shotgun played a key role in keeping artists and shots on track at facilities such as Digital Domain, Milk VFX, Framestore, Method Studios, Double Negative, Atomic Fiction, Image Engine, Rodeo FX, Factory VFX and more, for films including X-Men: Days of Future Past, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Giver, Hercules, Lucy, The Maze Runner, and others.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Production Sessions Feature Summer Blockbusters, Oscar Winner
SIGGRAPH 2014 will offer presentations on more than 15 of the biggest current and upcoming studio productions, including “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Gravity,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Production Sessions are hosted as part of the Computer Animation Festival and will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 11-14 August.
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Rising Sun Pictures Makes Time Stand Still for Quicksilver in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
Rising Sun Pictures Makes Time Stand Still for Quicksilver in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
VFX Studio Recreates The Pentagon Kitchen in Ultra Slow Motion for the Mutant Quicksilver.
Rising Sun Pictures’ contribution to Twentieth Century Fox’s "X-Men Days of Future Past" centered on a time-bending sequence in which Quicksilver (Evan Peters) displays his hyper-speed abilities with spectacular effect.
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DaVinci Resolve Used by Deluxe’s EC3 for Near Set Dailies Grading on “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
DaVinci Resolve Used by Deluxe’s EC3 for Near Set Dailies Grading on “X-Men: Days of Future Past”Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve was used by EC3 dailies colorist Adrian DeLude for near set dailies grading on the Twentieth Century Fox blockbuster “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” EC3, part of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group's near set dailies offering, harnesses the technology and personnel of post houses EFILM and Company 3 to create custom configured dailies solutions for feature films.
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iZotope RX 3 Honored by Cinema Audio Society
RX Wins for Technical Achievement in Post Production
iZotope Inc., a leading audio technology company, announced today that the CAS has recognized RX 3 Advanced at its 50th annual awards ceremony for Technical Achievement in Post Production. The distinguished award is presented to companies for engineering achievements in the field of audio post-production, and underscores how RX 3 is now the standard for rescuing troubled audio from the cutting room floor.
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Amazon Teams with Samsung, Warner Bros., Lionsgate and Others to Pioneer 4K Ultra HD Experience for Customers
Amazon’s initiative with Samsung, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, 20th Century Fox, Discovery and others will bring customers unprecedented picture quality with resolutions four times the number of pixels in standard HD
Amazon Instant Video today announced it is working with the world’s leading consumer electronics companies, top Hollywood studios and TV programmers, including Samsung, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, 20th Century Fox, Discovery and others to offer customers a premium 4K Ultra HD experience. Today’s announcement continues Amazon’s commitment to 4K—just last month, Amazon Studios announced that it plans to shoot all 2014 full original series, including comedies and dramas, in 4K Ultra HD.
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MTI Film Restores John Wayne Classic “North to Alaska” for Twentieth Century Fox
MTI Film Restores John Wayne Classic “North to Alaska” for Twentieth Century FoxMTI Film recently completed an all-new digital restoration of "North to Alaska," Twentieth Century Fox’s 1960 comedy starring John Wayne. Employing proprietary technology and image processing techniques, MTI Film scanned the original 35mm cut negative at 4K before putting the film through an intensive restoration process to address faded color, Newton rings, dirt, scratches and many other defects. MTI Film ultimately delivered fully restored 4K files to produce a new 35mm negative for long-term preservation, along with a 4K DCP Master and high definition masters in a variety of aspect ratios.
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Twentieth Century Fox to Release Diverse Slate of Dolby Atmos Titles
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Rio 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will be mixed in the world’s most advanced cinema sound format
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced that Twentieth Century Fox will be releasing several Dolby® Atmos™ titles in a broad range of genres, including action, animation, and comedy with "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," " Rio 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past," and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."
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Technicolor Opens A New Visual Effects Studio And Expands Post-Production Capacities In Montreal
Technicolor and Ms Pauline Marois, Quebec Premier, have announced the opening of a new Visual Effects studio which will employ more than 200 artists in Montreal. Furthermore, the Group has announced that it will be relocating all its post-production installations to a single site equipped with the very latest technology.
During a press conference organised today with Ms. Pauline Marois, Quebec Premier, Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH) announced the opening of a new Visual Effects studio boasting state-of-the-art technology and a renewal of its post-production services with the relocation of the existing installations to a single site equipped with the very latest technology. By doing so, Technicolor will consolidate its presence in Montreal (Quebec) while reasserting its commitment to the environment with support of the Government of Quebec.
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Starz and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution Announce Multiyear Film Library Licensing Agreement
Expansive Deal Fortifies Pipeline of Great Movies for STARZ and ENCORE Premium Channels, On Demand and Online/PLAY Services
Starz and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution announced a multiyear film library licensing agreement for hundreds of Fox movies to air commercial-free on the STARZ and ENCORE premium channels and associated HD, on-demand, and authenticated online offerings, including STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY.
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Rising Sun Pictures Recreates Atomic Blast as Part of a Huge VFX Package for “The Wolverine”
Rising Sun Pictures Recreates Atomic Blast as Part of a Huge VFX Package for “The Wolverine”
Australian VFX studio delivers more than 25 minutes for the latest edition to Fox’s “X-Men” franchise.
Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) created more than 260 visual effects shots for "The Wolverine", the new action film from Director James Mangold and Twentieth Century Fox. RSP helped to recreate the World War II atomic bomb attack on Nagasaki, Japan. It also produced digital environments for a number of sequences, including a scene set in a snow-covered Japanese village, and combat effects such as digital copies of Wolverine’s iconic claws for use in numerous scenes involving challenging stunts.
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MAXON Applauds Oscar® and Visual Effects Society Awards Winners and Nominees
MAXON Applauds Oscar® and Visual Effects Society Awards Winners and Nominees
Innovative VFX Sequences in Life of Pi, Prometheus and Men in Black 3 Benefit from CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D Technology
MAXON congratulates the many customers that won and were nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Visual Effects Society (VES) and other prominent creative arts organizations for outstanding achievement in the visual effects and other categories who leveraged the company’s professional 3D solutions – CINEMA 4D and Body Paint 3D – to create this year’s most proclaimed characters, backgrounds and environments.
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Rovio announces John Cohen as the producer of Angry Birds movie
David Maisel to executive produce upcoming 3D CG-animated feature film, debuting summer 2016
On the third anniversary of the release of Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment announced that Despicable Me producer John Cohen has signed on as producer of the upcoming Angry Birds movie. David Maisel, former Chairman of Marvel Studios and executive producer of Iron Man, will be executive producer of the feature film, coming to theaters in summer 2016. The film will be produced and financed by Rovio Entertainment.
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Hula Post Production Travels the Globe to Serve “Life of Pi”
Hula Post Production Travels the Globe to Serve “Life of Pi”
Supplies editorial to Ang Lee’s 3D production while shooting in India, Taiwan and Canada.
In a project that spanned nearly four years and half the globe, Hula Post Production supplied editorial systems and support for Life of Pi¸ the new 3D film from 20th Century Fox and director Ang Lee. One of the industry’s leading suppliers of editorial systems for film and television production, Hula Post Production set up and maintained editorial operations in Taiwan, India, Canada, New York and Los Angeles.
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Rhythm & Hues Makes Skies Soar with NVIDIA GPUs in Life of Pi
Rhythm & Hues Makes Skies Soar with NVIDIA GPUs in Life of PiGlobal visual effects giant Rhythm & Hues (R&H) recently completed the lion’s share of visual effects shots on the acclaimed new film, “Life of Pi,” leveraging NVIDIA GPUs to maximize throughput and accelerate creative workflows. “Life of Pi,” from Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee, tapped legions of R&H artists at offices in Los Angeles, India, Kuala Lumpur, Vancouver and Taiwan to create several hundred visual effects shots in stereo 3D that included the Bengal tiger, digitally recreated water and skies, Meerkat Island and myriad additional creatures and effects.
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Cinesite Creates The First Ever CG Creature To Feature In A Bond Film
Cinesite Creates The First Ever CG Creature To Feature In A Bond Film
~ CG Komodo Dragon and explosive London Underground sequences make up Cinesite’s contribution to SKYFALL ~
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading digital visual effects facilities, today announced it has completed visual effects for the 23rd instalment in the Bond franchise, SKYFALL, and used its digital environment expertise to enhance physical stunts and effects.
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Luma Pictures Celebrates 10 Years Of Production & Artistry In Visual Effects
Luma Pictures, a success story in the field of visual effects, is proudly celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Payam Shohadai and founding partner Jonathan Betuel created Luma in 2002 under the guiding principles: treat people well, quality is king, and always spend smart. The company has excelled at doing just that - providing artistic vision, precedent-setting work product and a unique culture of creativity.
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Cinesite appoints Eamonn Butler as Animation Director
Ironman 2, John Carter, Hellboy 2 and Paul animation director to lead Cinesite’s growing animation department
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading digital visual effects facilities, today announced it has appointed Eamonn Butler as animation director to head up its expanding animation division. Butler joins from Double Negative where he was head of animation and supervised a catalog of high-profile films, including Ironman 2, John Carter, Hellboy 2, Paul and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
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Cinesite launches its 2013 Inspire Internship Program
Further enhancements aim to help address the skills shortage in the visual effects industry
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading digital visual effects facilities, today opened for entries its highly successful annual internship program, Inspire, which aims to give graduates from varied course backgrounds the opportunity to gain valuable first-hand experience in the creative world of high-end visual effects.
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20th Century Fox Animation, Blue Sky Studios and Peanuts Worldwide Announce Iconic Peanuts Gang to Hit Theaters
20th Century Fox Animation, Blue Sky Studios and Peanuts Worldwide Announce Iconic Peanuts Gang to Hit Theaters
Release To Coincide With The 65th Anniversary Of The Beloved Comic Strip in 2015
Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios have acquired rights to make a feature film based on the late Charles Schulz’s beloved and iconic “Peanuts” franchise. The agreement is the culmination of over two years of discussions – focused on the film’s creative direction – between the Studio and members of the Schulz family. The announcement was made today by Vanessa Morrison, president of Twentieth Century Fox Animation.
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Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender Lead an Extraordinary Cast in the Epic Sci-Fi Thriller Debuting on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD 10.09.12
Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender Lead an Extraordinary Cast in the Epic Sci-Fi Thriller Debuting on Blu-ray 3D, 
 Blu-ray and DVD 10.09.12
Contains Over Seven Hours of Bonus Material Including an Alternate Opening and Ending, Deleted and Alternate Scenes and Access to Peter Weyland’s Files
Renowned director Ridley Scott takes fans on a gripping sci-fi adventure that “kicks ass so hard and often that it's impossible not to be thrilled by it” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). Launching into space to discover the mysterious creators of the human race, the “genuinely epic” (Tom Long, Detroit News) film, PROMETHEUS, debuts globally on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD October 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. An unmatched home entertainment experience, watch the highly-anticipated blockbuster hit in the format it was meant to be viewed, stunning 3D high-definition.
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DreamWorks Animation Enters Into New Five-Year Distribution Agreement With Twentieth Century Fox
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that the Company has entered into a new five-year distribution agreement with Twentieth Century Fox.
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LipSync Appoints Head of 3D/VFX Supervisor
LipSync Appoints Head of 3D/VFX Supervisor
Appointment sees London-based VFX facility cement its position at the forefront of the UK industry
LipSync, one of the UK’s fastest growing visual effects facilities, has appointed Ben Shepherd as its new Head of 3D/Visual Effects Supervisor in a move that further enhances the company’s reputation at the forefront of the visual effects industry in the UK.
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Cinesite announces the winner of its 2012 Inspire Internship Program
Firtina Ozbalikci awarded the program’s first technical effects placement
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading digital visual effects houses, today announced that Firtina Ozbalikci, a second year computer science student from the University of Bath, is the winner of its 2012 Inspire Internship program. Firtina is the winner of Inspire’s first technical effects internship which was launched this year to encourage skilled computer programmers to consider a career in the visual effects industry.
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Prometheus VFX Art Director Steven Messing leverages CINEMA 4D to create CG designs
Prometheus VFX Art Director Steven Messing leverages CINEMA 4D to create CG designs
Original 3D Matte Paintings, Story Boards, Set Designs, Costumes, Creatures, Landscapes and Spacecrafts Help Define Visual Tone of Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi Thriller
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce that acclaimed digital artist, Steven Messing, utilized the company’s popular CINEMA 4D software application to conceptualize and design complex visual effects shots in the production of Twentieth Century FOX’s Prometheus.
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Company 3® Completes Grading for Multiple Versions of "Prometheus" with DaVinci Resolve
Company 3® Completes Grading for Multiple Versions of "Prometheus" with DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that Company 3 used DaVinci Resolve for color grading four different versions of 20th Century Fox's, "Prometheus." One of the most anticipated features of the summer, the science fiction thriller was directed by Ridley Scott, the visionary filmmaker behind "Alien" and "Blade Runner," who chose Company 3 to help enhance the stunning visual style for "Prometheus," shot by renowned cinematographer Dariusz Wolski, ASC.
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USS Abraham Lincoln to Welcome ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER
USS Abraham Lincoln to Welcome ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER
"Abraham Lincoln" himself - actor Benjamin Walker - and Cast and Filmmakers to Screen 20th Century Fox's Summer Movie Thriller with Navy Entertainment for Thousands of Sailors aboard Supercarrier
Abraham Lincoln, in the guise of actor Benjamin Walker, who portrays the 16th president in the summer movie thriller ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, and the film's cast and crew, will visit the sailors serving aboard the Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in June.
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Luma Reunites With Familiar Faces On Marvel Pictures’ “The Avengers”
No Bridge Too Far For Luma on “The Avengers” – Helicarrier Bridge, Character Work, Tornadoes and Environmental Effects Inhabit Marvel’s New Blockbuster
Visual effects stronghold, Luma Pictures reunited with a familiar cast of characters on Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated “The Avengers.” Having previously worked on “Captain America,” and “Thor,” Luma has developed a strong kinship with the Marvel Universe and jumped at the opportunity to add their unique brand of visual effects to the new film. Luma’s work on “The Avengers” includes the creation and extension of the Helicarrier ship bridge during pivotal scenes, tornado effects and donning of Thor’s mystical armor, and multiple exterior environments.
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JVC KENWOOD To Convert Premiere Catalog Titles to Blu-ray 3D for Home
JVC KENWOOD To Convert Premiere Catalog Titles to Blu-ray 3D for Home
I, Robot Takes on New Dimension on Blu-ray 3D Format
JVC KENWOOD and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced today that I, Robot, the successful science-fiction action film, will be the first title in a series of legacy movies being converted to Blu-ray 3D for the home. JVC KENWOOD has developed a new 2D3D conversion process that will convert movies to Blu-ray 3D.
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Cinesite delivers "John Carter to Mars" and 3D cinema goers
Disney/Andrew Stanton’s epic film marks Cinesite’s first full stereo conversion
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has completed over 800 visual effects shots and converted over 87 minutes into 3D for Disney’s "John Carter", which is released in theaters today. Cinesite created the majority of the film’s environments, including the opposing cities of Zodanga and Helium, and the Thern Sanctuary, as well as a big air battle and full-screen CG digi-doubles of John Carter and Princess Dejah. The environments were populated with CG crowds and hundreds of CG props.
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MTI Puts Third Nucoda Film Master into the Equation
MTI Puts Third Nucoda Film Master into the Equation
Top Hollywood Facility Relies on Nucoda for Versatile Workflow
Image Systems - the leading manufacturer of image enhancement and mastering systems for post production - has announced that MTI Film in Hollywood, California, has installed its third Nucoda Film Master into its state-of-the-art facility. Opened in 2010, MTI Film is a full service post production facility providing high quality dailies, editorial, visual effects, color correction and assembly for film, television and commercial projects. MTI is currently at work on a number of projects, including AMC's Hell on Wheels, CW's Ringer, Good Christian Belles on ABC, and for TNT The Closer, Dallas, and Rizzoli & Isles, as well as a number of feature and restoration projects.
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Cinesite opens its 2012 Inspire Internship Program for entries
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, today announced that it’s now accepting applications for its highly successful annual internship program, Inspire. Now in its third year, a new technical effects strand has been added to Inspire, which specifically targets graduates with an interest in computer programming or technical effects.
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Cinesite launches its 2012 Inspire Internship Program
New technical effects placement added to develop the next-generation of VFX programmers
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, today opened pre-registration for its highly successful annual internship program, Inspire. New to this year’s initiative is a separate technical effects strand, which specifically targets graduates with an interest in computer programming or technical effects – in direct response to what Cinesite sees as a distinct lack of skilled programmers coming into the VFX industry.
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Blue Sky Studios Chooses Shotgun for Production Management and Collaboration
Shotgun Software announced today that Academy Award®-winning animation company Blue Sky Studios has chosen the Shotgun web-based production management system. The studio is integrating Shotgun into its pipeline as the central platform for studio-wide collaboration among all of its 400 employees, as well as directors and producers working on productions at Blue Sky.
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Framestore Integrates IKinema into its Motion Capture Pipeline
Framestore Integrates IKinema into its Motion Capture Pipeline
New Plug-in Enables Users to Create or Retarget Data Inside Maya in Real-time
Bringing a new age of motion capture processing to the industry, IKinema™ LTD announced today that the leading VFX house in London, Framestore, has incorporated IKinema technology into its motion capture production pipeline. Chosen for its powerful, fast and remarkably controllable design, IKinema’s inverse kinematics (IK) solver is now the key motion capture solving and retargeting tool that Framestore uses to create special effects and animation for both its broadcast and VFX projects.
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Cinesite casts the final spell on "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2"
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has contributed complex visual effects for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2". Cinesite has worked on every Potter film in the series bringing the total shot count to nearly 2000 during the course of this epic eight-part franchise.
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Cinesite wins vfx work for "World War Z"
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has been awarded a significant amount of shots on the upcoming Paramount Pictures film "World War Z." Directed by Marc Forster, and starring and produced by Brad Pitt, the film is based on the post-apocalyptic horror novel by Max Brooks and is due for release in 2012.
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Cinesite creates First Class visual effects
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has completed more than 115 visual effects shots for Twentieth Century Fox’s "X-Men: First Class", which hit cinemas last week. Among the effects Cinesite created were a retro version of the Cerebro Room, Azazel’s fight sequences, a military parade in Red Square and Washington, DC devastated by nuclear war.
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Cinesite announces four winners of its 2011 Inspire internship program
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, today announced that it has awarded places on its 2011 Inspire internship program to four exceptional candidates – Luke Armstrong, Ruairi Twohig, Eleanor Bond and Tom Flavelle. The winners were chosen from more than 200 applicants for their exceptional compositing, modeling and texturing skills. The placements will commence in June and run for six weeks.
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Cinesite recreates 18th Century London in 3D for "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has completed more than 300 stereoscopic visual effects shots for "Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides". For their first full stereo 3D project, Cinesite were tasked with creating large-scale photorealistic 3D environments for a dramatic carriage chase through London.
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