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Shawn Dunn Joins Original Force, LTD as CTO!
Shawn Dunn has joined Original Force, LTD as Chief Technology Officer, it was announced today by Harley Zhao, president and founder of Original Force.
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The Colonie Is Chicago's Big Winner At AICE 2016 - Creative Editors Brian Sepanik + Keith Kristinat Winning Top Honors
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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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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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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Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Present THE BELOVED ROGUE Screening/Panel Spotlights
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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Alkemy X Adds Director Scott Ross to Diverse Talent Roster
Alkemy X Adds Director Scott Ross to Diverse Talent RosterAlkemy X’s talent roster continues to expand with the addition of Director Scott Ross. Ross brings extensive experience to his new role at Alkemy X, including a variety of work in the industries of fashion, experimental film, music videos, fine art, commercial advertisements and virtual reality.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2016 Golden Reel Nominations
Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2016 Golden Reel NominationsThe Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 63rd 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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SGO Celebrates Tel Aviv's Edit Studios' Award-winning Projects
Baba Joon” named Best Film at the recent “Ofir” Awards, Israeli version of the Oscars
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Stop-Motion Animated Film "Mermaids on Mars" From Athena Studios Wins "Best Animation Award" At The 2015 Carmel International Film Festival
Stop-Motion Animated Film "Mermaids on Mars" From Athena Studios Wins "Best Animation Award" At The 2015 Carmel International Film FestivalAthena Studios, an Emeryville, CA-based company specializing in animation, is pleased to announce that the studio’s original, stop-motion animated short film, "Mermaids on Mars," was named Winner of the “Best Animation” Award for 2015 during the just concluded Carmel International Film Festival. See: www.carmelfilmfest.com.
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NewFest (New York's LGBT Film Festival) Announces Lineup, Runs October 22-27
NewFest (New York's LGBT Film Festival) Announces Lineup, Runs October 22-27The New York Premiere of Peter Greenaway’s “Eisenstein in Guanajuato” Kicks Off Opening Night; U.S. Premiere of “Girls Lost” Set for Closing Night; Todd Haynes’ “Carol” is Festival Centerpiece. The festival is in partnership with Outfest, and presented by HBO
NewFest, in partnership with Outfest, today announced the lineup of their 27th annual celebration of the year’s best LGBT films from around the world. The program of nearly 100 narrative features, documentaries and shorts runs October 22-27 at the newly renovated Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas, and at the recently completed screening room at The LGBT Community Center in New York City. The festival is presented by HBO.
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View Conference 2015 Names Keynote Speakers: Mark Osborne, Randy Thom, Jorge Gutierrez and Shannon Tindle; Italy's Premiere Computer Graphics Conference to be Held October 19-23 in Turin
View Conference 2015 Names Keynote Speakers: Mark Osborne, Randy Thom, Jorge Gutierrez and Shannon Tindle; Italy's Premiere Computer Graphics Conference to be Held October 19-23 in TurinThe 16th annual VIEW Conference, Italy’s premiere annual gathering of industry professionals presenting the latest news and trends across all areas of the digital arts, including Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX, has announced this year’s stellar lineup of Keynote Speakers. Please see: http://www.viewconference.it/
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Art Directors Guild Presents "THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD" Film Screening
Art Directors Guild Presents "THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD" Film ScreeningAcademy Award-winning film spotlights production design of Carl Jules Weyl
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque will present a screening of Errol Flynn’s swashbuckling adventure fantasy THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (1938) spotlighting the production design by Academy Award®-winning designer Carl Jules Weyl, as part of the 2015 ADG Film Series on Sunday, June 28, at 5:30 P.M. at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. The ADG “Confessions of a Production Designer” Film Series is sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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Canon's New Powershot G3 X Digital Camera Delivers Features Pros
Newest Addition to G-Series Features a One-inch 20.2MP CMOS Sensor, a 25x Optical Power Zoom Lens, Dust- and Water-Resistance and Built-in Wi-Fi® with NFCTM
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced an exciting addition to its G-series of premium compact digital cameras -- the Canon PowerShot G3 X. Ideal for photographers looking for DSLR-style features and quality in a compact, dust- and water-resistant body, this camera’s large, one-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor delivers optimal performance with an ISO range of 125 – 12,800. The sensor, along with a proprietary DIGIC 6 Image processor, creates Canon’s HS System to provide photographers with a high-performance point-and-shoot camera that captures vivid and detailed still images and video, even in difficult low-light shooting scenarios.
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Company 3 Uses DaVinci Resolve for "Tomorrowland" in D-Cinema and Dolby Vision
Company 3’s Stephen Nakamura using DaVinci Resolve colors the first title to be released in Dolby Vision™
Blackmagic Design today announced that grading for Disney’s epic science fiction movie “Tomorrowland” was completed by Company 3’s Stephen Nakamura using DaVinci Resolve. As “Tomorrowland” is the first title to be released in Dolby Vision™, Nakamura also used DaVinci Resolve to create a pass for the new Dolby Vision projection system.
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Hollywood's Flash Film Works Completes VFX for "The Librarians"
Dozens of extensive VFX shots for each episode of hit TNT weekly TV series
Blackmagic Design today announced that Flash Film Works uses Fusion Studio on TNT’s new hit show “The Librarians,” including dozens of extensive VFX shots for each of the television show’s weekly episodes.
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Art Directors Guild Presents "An American in Paris" Film
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque will present a screening of the Academy Award®-winning classic musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951), starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron and showcasing Oscar®-winning Concept Artist/Costume Designer Irene Sharaff, Art Director E. Preston Ames and MGM’s Supervising Art Director Cedric Gibbons, on Sunday, May 31 at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood). This will be the ADG Film Society’s second program of the 2015 “Confessions of a Production Designer” Series, sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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Art Directors Guild Presents "An American in Paris" Film Sunday, May 31 at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood
Art Directors Guild Presents "An American in Paris" Film Sunday, May 31 at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre in HollywoodAn American In Paris
Screening / Panel Spotlights The Art Behind Its Ballet Sequence &Amp; Honors Art Directors E. Preston Ames, Cedric Gibbons &Amp; Concept Artist / Costume Designer Irene Sharaff
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Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Announce Film Screening Series Dates
Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Announce Film Screening Series DatesThe Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and the American Cinematheque are co-hosting the annual 2015 Screening Series "Confessions of a Production Designer," highlighting the work of renowned Production Designers and their creative collaborations. The monthly series will run from April through July, and the screenings will alternate between the American Cinematheque’s Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood) and the Max Palevsky Theatre at the Aero (1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica) with all screenings starting at 5:30 pm.
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Telestream Wirecast Enables Live Polar Bear Broadcast From The Arctic Tundra
Telestream Wirecast Enables Live Polar Bear Broadcast From The Arctic TundraWirecast, robotic cameras, and a custom cell data network are part of the bear necessities when broadcasting from the polar bear capital of the world
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that Wirecast, its popular live streaming software, was instrumental to another successful season of Polar Bear International’s Tundra Connections show. For the past six years, BJ Kirschhoffer, director of field operations for PBI, has produced the live program for thousands of classrooms all over the world studying conservation and climate change. Targeted at schools, universities and community organizations, the main objective is to give people experience with polar bears in their natural habitat while learning from climate and animal experts.
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UNESCO World Heritage Site Goes Interactive with LightWave 3D and Unity
Artists virtually reconstruct the Villa Tugendhat, a 1930s architectural icon and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in the Czech Republic, for desktop and mobile devices
The Villa of Greta and Fritz Tugendhat in Brno, Czech Republic, built in 1930, is a pioneering monument to modern European architecture and a designated UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Now the freestanding, three-story villa, which is a must-see structure for anyone interested in architectural marvels, can be viewed in real time on desktops and mobile devices via immersive visualizations created by InterMoca, in conjunction with the Museum of the City of Brno.
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Contemporary Living Network series to showcase travel aboard cruise ships.
Contemporary Living Network series to showcase travel aboard cruise ships.Contemporary Living Network, Inc. announces April Simpson as the Host and Co-Producer of Cruisin!, a series to bring the experience and fun of cruising to our viewers, especially first time cruisers. Remarkably only 3% of all Americans have taken a cruise when it’s one of the most cost effective and relaxing forms of vacationing. Cruisin! is here to make sense of the dizzying array of cruise lines, ships, food, spas, itineraries, entertainment and ports of call. There are literally thousands of options for today’s cruise travelers and it can be a challenge, especially for first time cruisers, to choose the right vacation. April will be your guide to help you pick the right ships and itineraries to suit your tastes.
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MAGIX Fastcut - Straight to the action
MAGIX Fastcut - Straight to the actionVideo editing optimized for action cams
Make every adventure truly unforgettable with MAGIX Fastcut: The new video editing software optimized for GoPro and other action cams. Anyone can use Fastcut's editing templates and extensive features, designed specifically for editing action cam footage, to make action-packed movies in no time at all. Regardless of whether you are a mountain biker, skier or surfer, Fastcut makes it possible for everyone to set the perfect stage for their adventures.
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Zak Bagans Produces New Film “Sympathy Said the Shark” Shot On Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras
Zak Bagans Produces New Film “Sympathy Said the Shark” Shot On Blackmagic Pocket Cinema CamerasBlackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras were used to capture the first person point of view essential to the new suspense thriller film “Sympathy Said the Shark,” a new film executive produced by Zak Bagans, host and executive producer of the popular hit show “Ghost Adventures.”
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Director Nick Losq Joins Bully Pictures
Director Nick Losq Joins Bully PicturesDirector Nick Losq, whose work combines humor and natural performances with cutting-edge visual effects, has joined Bully Pictures for advertising projects.
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"The Gaucho" (1927) Screening And Panel Spotlights Actor Douglas Fairbanks And Production Designer Carl Oscar Borg
"The Gaucho" (1927) Screening And Panel Spotlights Actor Douglas Fairbanks And Production Designer Carl Oscar BorgPresented By The Art Directors Guild Film Society And American Cinematheque Sunday, August 24 at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque present Douglas Fairbanks’ remarkable swashbuckling adventure fantasy "THE GAUCHO" (1927), spotlighting the Production Design by Carl Oscar Borg on Sunday, August 24, at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre. This rarely seen film will be presented in 35mm on the Cinematheque's newly installed screen with live accompaniment by pianist Cliff Retallick.
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LightWave 3D Group Teams Up with “Space Command” Creators to Launch the Ultimate 3D Spaceship Challenge
LightWave 3D Group Teams Up with “Space Command” Creators to Launch the Ultimate 3D Spaceship ChallengeThe LightWave 3D Space Command Challenge is on! Design Spaceships in LightWave3D Software for a Chance to be Featured with Full Screen Credits in the Upcoming Space Command Movie
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today it has teamed up with Marc Scott Zicree’s "Space Command" franchise to deliver the ultimate sci-fi challenge to the LightWave 3D community—The LightWave 3D "Space Command" Challenge. Artists will have the opportunity to design spaceships that will be featured in the upcoming "Space Command" movie—winning artists will receive full screen credits and an invitation to be top-level modelers on the “Space Command” project. The deadline for the competition is July 31, 2014. Winning designs will be announced August 2014.
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The Tiffen Company to Showcase New Products From Steadicam, Domke, DFX and Lowel Lines at 2014 CE Week
Tiffen Will Celebrate This Year’s CE Week Presence with Exclusive Looks at Revered Imaging Accessories and a Special Reception for The Media
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, will be showcasing its celebrated product lineup once again at this year’s CE Week. The industry’s official mid-year conference and new technology showcase, CE Week will be held in New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion from June 23rd through June 27th, with line shows and exhibits taking place on June 25th and 26th. Tiffen will be showcasing its award-winning digital imaging accessories at booth #50 with Tiffen technology experts on hand to answer questions and host product demonstrations.
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Zoic Signs VFX Supervisor Todd Shifflett
Zoic Signs VFX Supervisor Todd ShifflettCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has signed veteran VFX Supervisor Todd Shifflett. Coming to Zoic with over 20 years of experience from Rhythm & Hues, he has collaborated with numerous award-winning directors including Spike Lee, George Miller, Drew Goddard, Paul Weitz, Gary Winick and Rupert Sanders. His ardor for taking a critical and explorative approach to his work can be seen in such films as the Academy Award-winning Best Animated Feature Film "Happy Feet," "Charlotte’s Web," "Alvin and the Chipmunks," "Little Fockers," "Cabin in the Woods," and the Academy Award nominated film for Best Achievement in Visual Effects, "Snow White" and the "Huntsman."
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Bob Mueller Retires As U.S. President Of JVC Professional Products Company
JVC Americas Corp. today announced Bob Mueller, U.S. president of JVC Professional Products Company, has retired from the company, effective today. Mueller, well known in the industry for his leadership roles at major manufacturers, was retained by JVC in 2000 to lead its professional products company.
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APTN’s New Kids Sci Fi Animated Television series Guardians Evolution picked up for a second season currently in Pre-Production.
APTN’s New Kids Sci Fi Animated Television series Guardians Evolution picked up for a second season currently in Pre-Production.The new Guardians Evolution video game now available on the App Store.
Guardians Evolution, a stop motion animated half-hour action adventure series for kids, premiered on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) Saturday, February 1st 2014 along with the launch of a new companion game and web site that take you inside the lush Guardians Evolution worldscape. The Guardians Evolution game is now available for free on the iTunes App Store.
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HOAX Films Creates “Experiential” Website for Organ Regeneration Science Pioneer MEBO International
HOAX Films Creates “Experiential” Website for Organ Regeneration Science Pioneer MEBO InternationalMEBO Campus site feature a floating city that continues to grow.
Kevin Xu, CEO of MEBO International has come up with a novel way to introduce audience to the achievements of organ regeneration science. Visitors to the California-based company’s campus website find themselves in a computer-generated floating city that’s home to a towering library, a giant rotating sphere and other iconic wonders. Visitors can choose to tour the city on foot or from the seat of a translucent shuttlecraft while a narrator describes “a revolution in science that will change our lives.”
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Zoic Intensifies Frosty Adventures For Nissan
Zoic Intensifies Frosty Adventures For NissanCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios’ Co-founder/Creative Director Loni Peristere helms a pulse-quickening alpine escapade via Bandito Brothers, :30 “X-TRAIL,” for Nissan out of TBWA, Japan. Produced for the Japanese market, the spot features an electrified snowboarder being pulled by a Nissan X-TRAIL through rugged terrain.
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Tiffen’s New Steadicam CURVE Captures the Action and Attention of GoPro HERO Users
Tiffen’s New Steadicam CURVE Captures the Action and Attention of GoPro HERO UsersStaying ahead of the CURVE using Steadicam’s camera stabilization system, the GoPro HERO camera community adds Steadicam Hollywood image magic to its movie making
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, today announced the availability of its new Steadicam® CURVE™ for GoPro® HERO® camera stabilizer system.
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ArsenalFX Expands Post Production Team: David Carlson of Digital Domain Joins as Senior CG Generalist; Cortney Haile Promoted to Head of Operations, and Casey Conroy is Named VFX Director
ArsenalFX Expands Post Production Team: David Carlson of Digital Domain Joins as Senior CG Generalist; Cortney Haile Promoted to Head of Operations, and Casey Conroy is Named VFX DirectorArsenalFX, a leading Visual Effects Post Production studio specializing in high end commercial finishing, has significantly expanded and bolstered its in-house team. David Carlson has joined ArsenalFX as Senior CG Generalist, after having served as a Senior CG Generalist for many years at Digital Domain. Cortney Haile has been promoted to Head of Operations for ArsenalFX, while Casey Conroy has joined the company as VFX Director. The announcements were made today by ArsenalFX Executive Producer Ashley Hydrick.
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Top Game Developers, Filmmakers Select OptiTrack Motion Capture
Top Game Developers, Filmmakers Select OptiTrack Motion CaptureCloud Imperium, Animatrik Film Design and ChAIR Entertainment Deploy OptiTrack’s High Performance Prime Series Mocap Systems for Upcoming Projects
Motion capture provider OptiTrack™ today announced installations of its Prime Series motion capture systems at several top entertainment production studios, including Cloud Imperium, Animatrik Film Design and ChAIR Entertainment.
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Sound Devices 788T-SSD Provides Out Of This World Audio Recording Capabilities For BBC’S Doctor Who
Sound Devices 788T-SSD Provides Out Of This World Audio Recording Capabilities For BBC’S Doctor WhoReliable Production Audio Recorder Delivers Outstanding Performance Throughout Busy Production Schedule
When BAFTA Cymru Award-nominated sound recordist Deian Humphreys set out to capture all of the dynamic dialog for the BBC hit science fiction television program "Doctor Who," he turned to Sound Devices 788T-SSD digital audio recorder, 442 field mixer, CL-9 linear fader controller and CL-8 mixing control surface to record and mix all the audio action. With 20 years of experience in professional audio, he has worked in many aspects of sound production, ranging from location sound recording for drama and documentaries to sound supervising for studio and outside broadcast programs.
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MTh Directors Grady Hall and Mark Kudsi Join Forces for Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’
MTh Directors Grady Hall and Mark Kudsi Join Forces for Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’MTh (Motion Theory) directors Grady Hall and Mark Kudsi teamed up to crown international popstar Katy Perry as ‘Queen of the Jungle’ in the new music video for her biggest ever #1 smash hit, “Roar.” Inspired by the song’s message of empowerment, Hall and Kudsi conceived the almost 5-minute epic as an homage to adventures and legends in the vein of Tarzan, Robinson Crusoe and comic book heroine Sheena.
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Steadicam CURVE for GoPro Contest Now Open
Steadicam CURVE for GoPro Contest Now OpenThe Tiffen Company has launched itsSteadicam CURVE for GoPro competition offering participants an opportunity to submit their favorite CURVE color – black, silver, red, purple or blue – and share for a chance to win a CURVE in their favorite hue. A “Best in Show” at CE Week 2013 (Dealerscope), Steadicam CURVE for GoPro is a stealth camera stabilizing system from the Academy Award-winning Steadicam® family of products.
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LightWave 3D Group Unveils LightWave 11.6
LightWave 3D Group Unveils LightWave 11.6Artists and designers can animate in new ways, streamline real-time and stereo virtual production, previsualization and game development, support 3D printing, and more
The LightWave 3D®Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today announced new features in LightWave 11.6, the newest version of its award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software for artists and designers. LightWave 11.6 software offers modeling, rigging, animation, effects, dynamics, and near limitless render nodes in an award-winning integrated LightWave render engine—providing studios and artists with everything they need to create an affordable and powerful end-to-end production pipeline.
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Warner Bros. Consumer Products And Legendary Entertainment Roar Into Licensing Expo 2013 With Gigantic Licensing Program For The Theatrical Release Of "Godzilla"
Warner Bros. Consumer Products And Legendary Entertainment Roar Into Licensing Expo 2013 With Gigantic Licensing Program For The Theatrical Release Of "Godzilla"Licensing Partners Around the World Clamor to Support "Godzilla" as Feature Film Storms into Theaters on May 16, 2014
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) has signed a slate of renowned global licensees, led by master toy partner Bandai America Incorporated, to capture the adventurous thrills of Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' highly anticipated film "Godzilla." Returning the character to its epic roots, "Godzilla" stomps into theaters on May 16, 2014, with a star cast including Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen and Juliette Binoche, with David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston.
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The Day Dragons Attacked the World
The Day Dragons Attacked the WorldRogue State turns to LightWave 11.5 3D software to conquer CG dragons and220 visual effects shots for Dracano
In Dracano, a volcanic eruption in the Pacific Northwest spews lava, steam and fire—along with eggs that hatch ancient, menacing, winged dragons that prey on man. Since similar volcanic eruptions in Russia, Japan, and other “Ring of Fire” regions are also releasing these menacing creatures into the world, scientists fear they are witnessing the start of a global dragon apocalypse.
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LightWave 11.5 Streamlines Broadcast and Motion Graphics with New Adobe After Effects Interchange
LightWave 11.5 Streamlines Broadcast and Motion Graphics with New Adobe After Effects InterchangePowerful new features give artists greater flexibility when working with 2D and 3D elements
At NAB 2013 (booth SL4610), the LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., is demonstrating its new LightWave 11.5 3D modeling and animation software, including the new After Effects Interchange feature and workflow enhancements for broadcast and motion graphics.
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NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference: GTC Morning Call - Day Two
EMERGING COMPANIES SUMMIT EMERGES – AUGMENTED REALITY IN THE DRIVERS SEAT – ACCELERATING HOBBITS – DINNER CONVO
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LightWave 3D Group Unveils Architectural Design Bundle
LightWave 3D Group Unveils Architectural Design BundleOffers everything designers need for3D visualization with industry-leading modeling, rendering and animation tools
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a new Architectural Design Bundle that couples LightWave 11.5 3D modeling, animation and rendering software with WTools3D’s LWCAD 4.5 CAD tools for LightWave. The bundle includes a powerful set of features that architects, set designers and interior designers can use to cost-effectively create professional 3D visualization and animation for the most demanding design projects.
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Studio l'Equipe relies on Mistika to introduce cutting-edge colour grading toolsets to Brussels for feature films
Studio l'Equipe relies on Mistika to introduce cutting-edge colour grading toolsets to Brussels for feature filmsAs part of the on-going expansion of digital acquisition, Brussels-based Studio l’Equipe, one of Belgium’s leading post production facilities has invested in SGO's Mistika to meet the demands of a rapidly changing and highly competitive feature film market. Studio l'Equipe has installed a Mistika 4K system with a Mistika Assist station, to help accelerate the post production process by allowing simultaneous access to Mistika projects for ingest, online functions and the creation of deliverables, without disturbing the master Mistika system. Both Mistikas are connected to a 72TB SAN storage system.
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LightWave 11.5 Now Available
LightWave 11.5 Now AvailableEnhances 3D creativity with new Soft Body Bullet Dynamics, After Effects integration, Interactive Modeling Tools, Genoma character rigging system and much more
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today LightWave 11.5, the newest version of its award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software for artists and designers, is now available for purchase at http://www.lightwave3d.com. A no-charge upgrade to LightWave 11.5 is available to all registered LightWave 11 customers via the LightWave 3D website.
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LightWave 3D Helps Deploy “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome”
LightWave 3D Helps Deploy “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome”NBCUniversal’s visual effects artists use LightWave 3D software to create stunning visuals for the highly-anticipated sci-fi series
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome is a new science-fiction drama from NBCUniversal premiering tonight on Machinima Prime’s YouTube channel for 10 episodes until February 2013 when Syfy, a division of NBCUniversal, is expected to televise the pilot and also offer it on DVD, Blue-Ray, On Demand, and digital download. Throughout the history of the Battlestar Galactica franchise, LightWave 3D® software has been a constant in the show’s production pipeline for everything from otherworldly atmospheres to earth-shattering visual effects. Blood & Chrome continues the tradition, adding Cylon robots, snake creatures, and more than 20 sets constructed entirely in LightWave 3D.
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New “DR0NE” Series for YouTube YOMYOMF Network Created with LightWave 11 Virtual Production Tools
New “DR0NE” Series for YouTube YOMYOMF Network Created with LightWave 11 Virtual Production ToolsOrigami Digital delivers feature film-level visual effects for new web series with Virtual Studio Tools in LightWave 11 3D modeling and animation software
War drone technology has advanced and a new weapon has been unleashed - a humanoid drone that is stronger and faster than any soldier. But in the aftermath of a mysterious incident, a damaged battle drone is forced to go on the run with its programmer to try and take down their corrupt commander.
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LightWave 3D Group Brings Real-Time Virtual Production Tools to Everyone
Industry-first real-time performance and data capture with Playstation Move device in LightWave 11.5 demonstrated at SIGGRAPH 2012; additional virtual studio tools in development
The LightWave® 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today it is making virtual production available to everyone with LightWave® 11.5’s Virtual Studio Tools, which offer real-time performance capture for virtual cameras, character puppeteering, and virtual lighting tools. Demonstrated publicly for the first time at SIGGRAPH 2012, actors used five individual Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Move controllers concurrently to capture and play back live performance in real-time using LightWave 11.5 Virtual Studio Tools.
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LightWave 3D Group Brings Real-Time Virtual Production Tools to Everyone
Industry-first real-time performance and data capture with Playstation Move device in LightWave 11.5 demonstrated at SIGGRAPH 2012; additional virtual studio tools in development
The LightWave® 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today it is making virtual production available to everyone with LightWave® 11.5’s Virtual Studio Tools, which offer real-time performance capture for virtual cameras, character puppeteering, and virtual lighting tools. Demonstrated publicly for the first time at SIGGRAPH 2012, actors used five individual Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Move controllers concurrently to capture and play back live performance in real-time using LightWave 11.5 Virtual Studio Tools.
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LightWave 3D Group Reveals LightWave 11.5
New Genoma rigging system for Modeler, soft-body Bullet Dynamics, modeling enhancements and interchange support for After Effects and GoZ FiberMesh create a robust end-to-end pipeline
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today LightWave 11.5, a powerful new edition of its Emmy® Award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software. A complete 3D pipeline, LightWave 11.5 includes many new features to streamline productivity, including a new Genoma character animation and rigging system for Modeler, predator and prey flocking, Instancing, soft-body Bullet Dynamics, interchange support for Adobe After Effects and Pixologic’s GoZ Fiber Mesh, major workflow enhancements, and more.
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Autodesk, Lightstorm Entertainment and Weta Digital Drive Virtual Production Forward
Leaders in Virtual Production Collaborate to Develop Next-Generation of the Technology Behind James Cameron’s “Avatar” Movie
Autodesk, Inc., (NADSAQ: ADSK) has partnered with Lightstorm Entertainment and Weta Digital to develop the next generation of virtual production technology for the motion picture industry.
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Park Pictures Signs Director Seb Edwards
Park Pictures Signs Director Seb EdwardsBicoastal/London-based Park Pictures has signed director Seb Edwards for commercial representation in the U.S. Edwards has directed multiple award-winning campaigns for brands such as HSBC, AT&T, VW and Vodafone. His work in commercials has earned multiple BTAA Awards and Gold Lions, most recently for his spots “Debris” and “Waiting To Happen” for The British Army. His new Nike campaign, “Find Your Greatness,” including the :60 “Greatness Anywhere” co-directed with Park’s Lance Acord, will air throughout the Olympics.
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The LightWave 3D Group Appoints Dominick Spina Vice President Worldwide Sales and Marketing
Former NVIDIA senior product manager for digital media and film to expand global reach through strategic sales, marketing and product development initiatives
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today Dominick Spina has joined the company as vice president of worldwide sales and marketing of the newly formed LightWave 3D Group. Spina will work closely with the LightWave 3D Group’s President Rob Powers to lead worldwide sales with strategic marketing and branding, the introduction of new products and technologies, and ongoing business and relationship development.
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LightWave 3D Group Launches New Website and Online Store
The road to SIGGRAPH 2012 begins with the launch of Lightwave3D.com to connect, educate and empower LightWave 3D artists all over the world
The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., has launched a new LightWave 3D® website and online store -- the first of many new LightWave-based announcements planned for SIGGRAPH 2012.
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NewTek Announces the LightWave 3D Group – Names Rob Powers Group President
New dedicated business division will accelerate product growth worldwide through advanced software development, strategic partnerships and targeted sales and marketing initiatives
NewTek announced today the creation of the LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., based in Burbank, Calif. The new division will focus on delivering visualization and 3D products for a range of industries—from architecture, computer-aided design and product development to advertising, game development and feature films. NewTek also announced former NewTek VP and Head of 3D Development Rob Powers has been promoted to president of the LightWave 3D Group. Powers will leverage his extensive experience in the visual effects and film production industries to accelerate growth worldwide for the LightWave 3D Group with new product offerings, strategic partnerships, and targeted sales and marketing initiatives.
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Anton/Bauer Batteries Power Filming of The Push: A South Pole Expedition Documentary
Anton/Bauer Batteries Power Filming of The Push: A South Pole Expedition DocumentaryDIONIC HCs Stand Up to Below-Freezing Temperatures During Historic Trek By Adaptive Athlete Grant Korgan
Faced with traveling through the extreme cold and snowy terrain of the South Pole, the production team behind the documentary The Push: South Pole Expedition, turned to Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, to power the crew’s video cameras during adaptive athlete Grant Korgan’s two-week-long trek. Cinematographer Tom Day, of Warren Miller Entertainment, chose Anton/Bauer’s DIONIC® HC battery to keep the team’s Sony HXR-NX5U professional camcorders and Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR camera running through the tough last leg of the trek.
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Ex-Weta Digital Vet David Bennett Joins Faceware Technologies
Faceware Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of 3D facial animation software for the video game, film, television and commercial industries, today announced that David Bennett will be head up sales efforts for the Company’s facial animation software in Europe and India, as well as build studio and channel relationships in those regions. Mr. Bennett is an award-winning artist who is recognized throughout the film and video game industry for his facial animation work on such films as “Avatar,” “The Adventures of Tintin”, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, and “Beowulf.”
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Broadcast Minds Discussion Now Available Online; Leaders Cite Social Interaction as Key Driver for the Future of TV
NewTek today announced that its third annual Broadcast Minds™ thought leadership event is now available for viewing on the Web at http://www.newtek.com. The event, which was held in front of a standing-room only 500-person audience on April 16 in Las Vegas, featured an interactive conversation between TWiT.tv founder, Leo Laporte, MTV, Turner Studios, Yamaha Corporation, and actor and Web chat show host Kevin Pollak. Of the themes that emerged during the discussion, one of the most prominent was how social interaction with viewers is now becoming standard for professional live shows produced for the Web.
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Kevin Pollak, Kidd Kraddick, Producers from the New York Giants and Turner Sports to Share Insights on Live Social Video at NAB
NewTek has confirmed that award-winning actor, Kevin Pollak; radio personality, Kidd Kraddick; along with Don Sperling, vice president and executive producer for the New York Giants; and John Servizzi, CEO of Webstream Productions and producer for Turner Broadcasting, will be on stage at the NewTek booth discussing how they use live streaming and social media to engage fans, grow their audiences, build their brands, and increase revenues.
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Linstrom Takes Sachtler Around the World
Linstrom Takes Sachtler Around the WorldFor over 15 years Director/Director of Photography David Linstrom has traveled the globe shooting projects for National Geographic Channel. To be successful in this kind of shooting, he had to develop a certain set of skills, and a sleek shooting package. Whether he’s capturing images in 40-foot seas on the Southern Atlantic ocean, crossing the Sahel desert in Chad, chasing snakes in Malaysia and India or filming nudists in Brazil and Australia, one of his most important tools is always from Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company. “I’ve been using their tripods my entire career,” says Linstrom. “And, I’ve used a variety of different Sachtler heads.”
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NewTek Delivers SXSW Experience to Fans Everywhere
SXSW, John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, Gibson Guitars, GeekBeat Live and TechCrunch use TriCaster™ to deliver live video streams from music, film and interactive festival
NewTek today announced that for the third consecutive year, SXSW and other industry notables will use the company’s live production and streaming solutions to bring the SXSW experience to fans and viewers, over the Web. Leading music and technology brands, and bloggers, including SXSW, John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, Gibson Guitars, GeekBeat Live and TechCrunch will use NewTek TriCaster™ to deliver keynotes, events, performances, announcements, interviews, and more from SXSW, March 6-15, 2012.
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Technicolor Appoints Kristy Scanlan to Head Business Development for Technicolor’s Animation Production Arm
Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH) today announces the addition of Kristy Scanlan as Vice President, Business Development for Technicolor Digital Productions’ Animation group, reporting to Robert Winthrop, head of Animation.
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NewTek Ships LightWave™ 11 Software
NewTek Ships LightWave™ 11 SoftwareFrom massive duplication, to realistic forms in flight—studios and artists push boundaries, speed up production, and improve productivity in their 3D pipelines
NewTek is now shipping LightWave™ 11, the latest version of its Emmy® award-winning, professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software that lets artists broaden their creative exploration. LightWave 11 incorporates many new features, such as instancing, flocking and fracturing tools, flexible Bullet Dynamics, Pixologic™ Zbrush® support, and much more. With its innovative tools and unlimited creative possibilities, LightWave 11 is ideal for all genres of 3D content creation—from film and broadcast visual effects production, to architectural visualization, and game design.
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NewTek Applauds Winners and Nominees of 10th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards
Productions achieve award-winning results with NewTek LightWave 3D®
NewTek congratulates the winners and nominees of the 10th Annual VES Awards for outstanding visual effects artistry in 23 categories of film, animation, television, commercials, special venues and video games.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors announce nominations for 59th Annual Golden Reel® Awards
Motion Picture Sound Editors announce nominations for 59th Annual Golden Reel® AwardsGale Anne Hurd named 2012 MPSE Filmmaker Recipient
Nominees for this year’s annual Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards include leading proponents of the art of sound editing, music editing and sound design from around the world. “Our members are editing professionals who want to raise awareness of what a motion-picture soundtrack is capable of doing to support the art of motion pictures,” considers MPSE president Bobbi Banks. Winners in various categories of Feature Films, Television and Others will be given their 2012 Golden Reels during a gala awards ceremony to be held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel on Sunday, February 19. The 2012 MPSE Filmmaker Award will be film/TV producer Gale Anne Hurd, while the 2012 MPSE Career Achievement Recipient will be renowned sound designer and editor George Watters II.
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NewTek Unveils TriCaster™ Certified Operator Program
Live video producers now have resource to locate qualified live production and streaming experts
NewTek today introduced a certified operator program for live video producers who use TriCaster™. Live video production experts can qualify for the program by completing and passing the certified operator exam. The 75-question multiple choice and multiple response exam covers nine skill and knowledge areas. Certified operators will be listed on the NewTek website as live production and streaming professionals who meet the NewTek standards of excellence.
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Top Music Industry Brands Turn to NewTek to Deliver NAMM Experience Live Over the Web
Yamaha, Dean Guitars, John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and NAMM use TriCaster™ to produce and deliver live stream from the show floor
NewTek today announced that a range of leading music industry brands including Yamaha, Dean Guitars, John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and NAMM will use TriCaster™ to produce and live stream events, demos, announcements, artist interviews and more from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show, January 19-22, 2012. For the third consecutive year, music industry powerhouses have turned to NewTek to bring the NAMM experience to fans and viewers over the Web. Almost a million viewers are expected to tune in over the course of the show – both on-site and from remote locations. NewTek will also be exhibiting at the NAMM Show in booth #1821 Hall E.
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NewTek Congratulates 69th Golden Globe Winner "The Adventures of Tintin"
The 69th Golden Globe awards have been announced and Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s The Adventures of Tintin was a resounding winner for Best Animated Feature Film. NewTek would like to congratulate Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, and the entire crew for their win of the acclaimed award.
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NewTek Appoints Carter Holland Executive Vice President, Worldwide Marketing
NewTek Appoints Carter Holland Executive Vice President, Worldwide MarketingFormer Avid Technology VP of marketing helps company expand global reach
NewTek announced today that Carter Holland has joined the company as executive vice president of worldwide marketing, with responsibility for NewTek’s global brand image and integrated marketing efforts.
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Visual Effects Society (VES) Announces Nominees For 10th Annual VES Awards
“Tintin” leads with most feature nominations; “Boardwalk Empire” for broadcast
The Visual Effects Society (VES) today announced the nominees for its 10th Annual VES Awards ceremony recognizing outstanding visual effects artistry in 23 categories of film, animation, television, commercials, special venues and video games. Nominees were chosen Saturday, January 7 by distinguished panels of VES members who viewed submissions at the FotoKem screening facilities in Burbank and New York, FotoKem’s Spy in San Francisco, and other facilities in London, Sydney, Vancouver and Wellington, NZ.
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“The X Factor” Uses NewTek to Power Interactive Second Screen Experience
Live pre-show and behind-the-scenes cameras use NewTek TriCaster™ and 3Play™ to deliver VIP access to fans across multiple platforms and mobile devices
NewTek announced today that “The X Factor” uses NewTek TriCaster™ 850 EXTREME™ portable live production and 3Play™ instant replay systems to power “The X Factor” live pre-show and backstage camera views. The weekly live pre-show is part of “The X Factor” digital, multi-platform fan experience and includes live broadcast, fan interaction through Twitter, Facebook and Skype and delivery to multiple platforms and mobile devices.
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iPi Soft Desktop Motion Capture Plays Starring Role In Director Ian Chisholm’s "Clear Skies III"
iPi Soft Desktop Motion Capture Plays Starring Role In Director Ian Chisholm’s "Clear Skies III"Innovative Motion Capture Technology Proves Essential To Production Pipeline of the Latest Film In The Popular Online Sci-Fi Machinima Series
What began six years ago as simply a “creative outlet” for rising filmmaker/animator Ian Chisholm, "Clear Skies III", the third film in the machinima series about the space adventures of the crew aboard the battleship Clear Skies, has steadily built a huge online audience thanks to its memorable storyline and characters, and creative use of the iPi Soft’s Desktop Motion Capture system, which played an integral role in bringing Chisholm’s vision to life.
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Video professionals can now calculate timed elements effortlessly with SceneTimer 1.5 for the Apple® iPad®
Video Adventures is proud to announce that SceneTimer is now fully optimized for the Apple® iPad®. SceneTimer was designed to offer producers, directors and videographers the ability to keep track of scene times in relation to the whole video production. The application is available now for the iPad in the iTunes App Store.
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AJA KONA Supporting Editorial Workflow and Reviews on "John Carter"
AJA Video Systems noted that its KONA 3 digital video I/O cards are being used by picture and visual effects editorial teams to streamline editorial processes and facilitate reviews on the 2012 feature film "John Carter".
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CoreMelt Software Revs Up Documentary Web Series ''The North''
Company’s Advanced Plugins Play Starring Role in Curbsyde Productions’ Adventure Travelogue
Watch ''RWC: The North,'' the outdoor adventure series that centers on two motorcycle riders ‘reconnecting with Canada” (hence RWC) and you are bound to see stunning vistas, treacherous icy roads, untamed wildlife and more. What you won’t see is unstable video footage thanks to the show’s producers, Curbsyde Productions use of CoreMelt, the developer of advanced video plug-in effects, and their Lock & Load line of image stabilization tools.
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DIVE Adds VFX Artist Rodas to Creative Team
DIVE, the film finishing division of Shooters Inc., has recently expanded its creative team, hiring Ruben Rodas as Paint Artist.
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News: Leroy + Clarkson Whips Up Image Campaign for Cooking Channel
Creative Agency Crafts Image and Profile Spots to Launch and Brand Scripps Networks Newest Destination
Creative agency, design studio and production company, Leroy + Clarkson, announced the completion of their image campaign for Scripps Networks newest 24/7 lifestyle destination, Cooking Channel. The short-form, documentary-style promos define the brand while celebrating its unique focus on gathering, preparing, eating and sharing food.
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video adventures, a developer of mobile applications, film & video location production and post production graphics, announced today the launch of SceneTimer for the Apple® iPhone®.
video adventures, a developer of mobile applications, film & video location production and post production graphics, announced today the launch of SceneTimer for the Apple® iPhone®. SceneTimer was designed to offered producers, directors and videographers the ability to keep track of scene times in relation to the whole video production. The application is available now in the iTunes App Store.
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Ascent Media Launches Mr. Literary Webisode Campaign for Barnes & Noble
Combining Equal Parts Ad Agency, Development Studio and Production Company Ascent Media Creates Advertiser Sponsored Content for the Web
Visitors to the B&N Studio at Barnes and Noble (http://www.bn.com) can now tune in to the latest adventures of "Mr. Literary"—a comic character with an unfortunate compulsion to quote famous authors at the most inopportune times.
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Panasonic’s Rugged Digital Camera Gets Tougher – Waterproof to 33 Feet, Freezeproof, Shockproof* – With the Ability to Record High Definition Video
New Panasonic LUMIX TS2 Features a Rugged Design, Allowing for Extreme Outdoor Use, Yet Still Easy to Use to Capture High Quality Photos
Panasonic today introduced the new LUMIX DMC-TS2, a successor to the company’s first rugged digital camera designed for active outdoor use, the LUMIX DMC-TS1. Featuring High Definition video recording capability, in the AVCHD Lite format, the new 14.1-megapixel LUMIX TS2 further strengthens its toughness when compared to its predecessor and is waterproof to 33 feet (10m), shockproof to 10 feet (2m), freezeproof to 14° F (-10° C) and dustproof*1.
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'The Music Voyager,' Travel-Based Music Series, Shot With HPX300S
Travel-based Music Series to Air on APT/PBS & Local Affiliates, Nat Geo Music and Nat Geo Adventure, and Online
Denver-based Filament Productions utilized Panasonic’s AG-HPX300 P2 HD camcorder to shoot the upcoming television series, "The Music Voyager", a travel and adventure-based music show that explores the roots of popular music originating in countries around the world.
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New Degree-Granting Program at Dallas’ KD Studio Conservatory of Film & Dramatic Arts Utilizes Panasonic AG-HMC40 AVCCAM Camcorders for Cinematography Curriculum
AVCCAMs Will Be Teamed with P2 HD Handhelds in Advanced Classes
KD Studio (Dallas, TX), renowned for its 30-year legacy of training professional actors for stage, film, and television, just last month instituted a Motion Picture Production Program that integrates Panasonic AG-HMC40 professional handheld AVCCAM HD camcorders in its filmmaking curriculum.
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Sound Devices 744T Enters the Jungle with Expedition Africa Television Series
Sound Devices 744T digital recorder recently headed into the depths of the African jungle as part of the History Channel’s new eight-part series, “Expedition Africa: Stanley and Livingstone.”
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Canon U.S.A. Dives Deep With A New WP-V1 Waterproof Case For The New VIXIA HF20 and VIXIA HF200 Flash Memory Camcorders
Canon U.S.A., Inc, a leader in digital imaging technology, announces an exciting first with its new WP-V1 Waterproof Case for the VIXIA HF20 and VIXIA HF200 Flash Memory Camcorders. Consumers can now dive up to depths of 130 feet and still be able to capture exciting underwater adventures. The ultimate accessory for divers who want to shoot video and photos while underwater, this compact and light-weight housing hugs the camcorder like a wet suit, enabling easy on-camera operation and control.
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Globalstor Announces Top Win For Irish Feature Film "Kisses"
Globalstor ExtremeStor-DI Tower Running ASSIMILATE™ SCRATCH® Played Major Role in Feature’s DI Post Work
Globalstor Data Corporation, a premier OEM integrator of high-performance RAID, SAN and storage/video servers, is pleased to announce that the Irish feature film, Kisses, which utilized Globalstor’s ExtremeStor-DI Tower for real-time 2K DI playback, has won first place in the Irish Feature category at the prestigious Galway Film Fleadh.
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th1ng creates Toshiba ad for online laptop promotion
Award winning animation studio, th1ng has been commissioned by Grey Worldwide, to create a series of high quality video adverts to promote Toshiba’s latest innovative range of high performance laptops online.
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5 Alarm Music Launches Intuitive Online Search & Download Solution for Music Editors and Producers
The nation's largest independent music library has partnered with Soundminer to develop a robust, easy-to-use online music search engine.
5Alarm Music, a division of strategic music branding company DMI Music & Media Solutions, has harnessed the power of Soundminer's Web portal in a revolutionary approach to Web-based audio asset management, creating a user-friendly Web browser experience that offers producers and music supervisors a dynamic and easily navigable online search engine to find, download, manage and store music for any and all production applications.
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2008 Sundance Film Festival to Feature Works of Several Avid Customers
Award-winning directors and editors to present on Avid stage in New Frontier
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Framestore CFC Deploys MAXON BodyPaint 3D in 'The Golden Compass'
MAXON, the leading software developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced that its award-winning BodyPaint 3D texture painting software application was used extensively by artists at Framestore CFC for their work featured in New Line Cinema's 'The Golden Compass'.
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MDG Strategic Branding & National Boston Take Retail Advertising to the Next Level with Hollywood-Style Effects
National Boston, New England’s full-service video production/post production facility in Boston, MA and Holliston-based strategic marketing agency MDG worked with Director Leo Zahn of LA-based Picture Palace recently to complete a cutting-edge commercial production for stride rite®, the leading premium children’s footwear brand.
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Shooters Post & Transfer Adds Editors/Effects Designers Chris Magliozzo and Michael Wardner
Shooters Post & Transfer, the creative-driven, post-production house located in Old City Philadelphia, has added two new editors/visual effects designers to its team – Chris Magliozzo and Mike Wardner.
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News: Senior Colorist Tom Poole Joins Company 3
Senior Colorist Tom Poole has joined Company 3 in Los Angeles to focus on commercials, music videos, as well as feature film projects.
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News: Popular Internet Sci-Fi Series Afterworld Adds Interactivity to Programming Through Sony ACIDplanet.com Contest
ACIDplanet.com Contestants Add Personal Touch to Afterworld Experience By Re-scoring and Remixing the Series' Music Videos, Mashing Up the Existing Blend of Video Game, Graphic Novel and Anime
ACIDplanet.com™, one of the Internet's premier sites for user-generated music, video content, computer-based recording and remixing tools, today launched the first of their monthly music video remix contests, "Afterworld Reimagined", with the popular online sci-fi series, Afterworld.
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News: "Rest of Everest" Podcast Nominated For Best Video Podcast
A video podcast about a Colorado climber's journey to the summit of Everest has recently been nominated for "Best Video Podcast" in the 3rd annual Podcast Awards. In the groundbreaking podcast, 'The Rest of Everest,' Fort Collins filmmaker Jon Miller offers the first podcast in the world to document an entire expedition, rather than a few climbing highlights.
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News: Weigel Broadcasting Taps JVC GY-HD250 Cameras for First Business News Program Syndicated to 90 Affiliate Stations
JVC's ProHD GY-HD250 is the exclusive camera for First Business, a syndicated news program produced in Chicago by Weigel Broadcasting's WCIU-TV.
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News: rhinofx and ATI Release Ruby in "Cold Blooded"
The branding partnership between rhinofx (www.rhinofx.tv) and ATI Technologies Inc. (pre-AMD acquisition) once again delivers with the recent release of “Cold Blooded.”
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News: Acclaimed Everest Podcaster to Broadcast from Tibet During Spring Climbing Season
The Colorado filmmaker who created "The Rest of Everest," an award-winning podcast about an Everest expedition, will return to Tibet this month to broadcast more climbing adventures. In this groundbreaking effort, Jon Miller will be the first to travel to the Himalaya specifically to document expeditions through podcasting.
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News: Grey
Autodesk Solutions Spice Up 2006-2007 Television Lineup
From sizzling dramas to science fiction adventures, Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) Media & Entertainment solutions are shaping more than 40 new and returning television shows.  Numerous post-production facilities are relying on Autodesk visual effects, editing and finishing, and 3D animation, modeling and rendering software to create captivating, future-proofed television content.
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News: Avid Announces Back-to-School Promotional Offer For Students
Avid connects students with industry pros, provides chance for red carpet treatment at high-profile events, and offers deals on third-party products
Avid Technology, Inc., today announced the launch of its Back-to-School promotion - a campaign designed to give students access to the professional video, audio, and 3D character animation tools used by industry pros, at student-friendly prices. Through September 30, 2006, students who purchase Avid Xpress® Pro Academic, Pro Tools® Academic or SOFTIMAGE®|XSI® Academic software and register their product online, will automatically receive Avid's "Industry All-Access Pass."
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