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Composer Brian Tyler scores 'Into the Storm' Composer Brian Tyler scores 'Into the Storm'
August 1, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Varèse Sarabande Records (www.varesesarabande.com) will release “Into the Storm – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack,” on August 5th. The film opens on August 8th and the new soundtrack ...
Splice hires Patricio Fernandez, grows VFX team Splice hires Patricio Fernandez, grows VFX team
July 31, 2014 –  MINNEAPOLIS — Creative studio Splice (www.splice.tv) has expanded its visual effects department with the recent addition of VFX artist Patricio Fernandez. Fernandez brings an international resume and ...
Artbeats celebrates 25 years in stock footage Artbeats celebrates 25 years in stock footage
July 30, 2014 –  MYRTLE CREEK, OREGON — Artbeats ( www.artbeats.com) , a provider of royalty-free stock footage, announces the celebration of 25 years in business. Founded in 1989, with an opportunity to supply ...
Shotgun keeps summer blockbusters on track Shotgun keeps summer blockbusters on track
July 29, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Shotgun Software (www.shotgunsoftware.com), developer of the cloud-based collaboration platform for creative companies (recently acquired by Autodesk), played a key role in the ...
Nice Shoes expands color team Nice Shoes expands color team
July 28, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Nice Shoes (www.niceshoes.com) has added to its color team with the hiring of executive producer Ed Koenig and senior colorist Sal Malfitano. Malfitano joins Nice Shoes with over eight ...
AlphaDogs completes audio post on 'Last Supper' AlphaDogs completes audio post on 'Last Supper'
July 28, 2014 –  BURBANK — Filmmaker Param Gill recently called on the team at AlphaDogs (www.alphadogs.tv) to provide audio post services for his new film, Last Supper. The project had a variety of audio challenges ...
BlueScreen using AJA gear for live composite events BlueScreen using AJA gear for live composite events
July 25, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — With a background in compositing, Bob Kertesz founded BlueScreen LLC (www.bluescreen.com) three decades ago. The company specializes in live, on-set blue/green screen compositing and ...
ProMax acquires Cache-A, plans advanced workflow solutions ProMax acquires Cache-A, plans advanced workflow solutions
July 25, 2014 –  SANTA ANA, CA — ProMax Systems (www.promax.com), the manufacturer of high-performance video storage servers and editing workstations, has acquired Cache-A (www.Cache-A.com), a supplier of ...
Side Effects releases Houdini Engine for Maya Side Effects releases Houdini Engine for Maya
July 23, 2014 –  TORONTO — Side Effects Software (www.sidefx.com) has released Houdini Engine for Maya. This new plug-in provides animation and game studios with deep integration of Houdini’s procedural technology ...
ZBrush Summit comes to LA and the Web ZBrush Summit comes to LA and the Web
July 23, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Pixologic Inc. (www.pixologic.com), maker of ZBrush, the 3D sculpting application, recently announced its inaugural ZBrush Summit, which will take place on August 8th, 9th and 10th. The ...
Apache Digital opens with a focus on 'color' Apache Digital opens with a focus on 'color'
July 23, 2014 –  SANTA MONICA — Apache Digital (www.apache.tv) is a new color-only house that was recently founded by two veteran commercial colorists and a long-time executive producer. LaRue Anderson, who serves as ...
Convergent Design delivers affordable on-board monitor/recorder Convergent Design delivers affordable on-board monitor/recorder
July 21, 2014 –  COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Convergent Design’s (www.convergent-design.com) Odyssey7 is the little sister to the company’s Odyssey7Q. The new professional HD monitor/recorder will ship in August and ...
BCM offering rental space in Atlanta BCM offering rental space in Atlanta
July 21, 2014 –  ATLANTA — Biscardi Creative Media (www.biscardicreative.com) is offering rental space to Atlanta film and television productions, including edit and color-grading suites, 5.1 audio mixing, a screening ...
Composer Mike MacAllister joins Butter Composer Mike MacAllister joins Butter
July 21, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Butter Music and Sound, which has locations on both coasts, recently signed senior composer/creative director Mike MacAllister to its team. He joins the studio from Human Music & Sound, ...
Small Tree co-founder Corky Seeber retires Small Tree co-founder Corky Seeber retires
July 18, 2014 –  OAKDALE, MN — Corky Seeber, co-founder and president of Small Tree (www.small-tree.com) , has retired from the company. Seeber founded Small Tree in 2003 with Steve Modica and three other partners, ...