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FilmEd Academy upgrades with Panasonic 4K cameras FilmEd Academy upgrades with Panasonic 4K cameras
September 2, 2015 –  NEWPORT BEACH, CA — FilmEd Academy of the Arts (www.cinematicarts.org), which provides production services and filmmaking training to high schools throughout Orange County, recently added 18 Panasonic ...
Grass Valley to release Edius update in October Grass Valley to release Edius update in October
September 2, 2015 –  AMSTERDAM — At the IBC show (September 11-15), Montreal-based Grass Valley (www.grassvalley.com) is previewing Version 8.1 of its Edius editing platform. The update continues to focus on video editing ...
Cut+Run adds to editing team Cut+Run adds to editing team
September 1, 2015 –  NEW YORK — Editor Robert Ryang has joined the New York office of Cut+Run (www.cutandrun.com). The studio also has offices in London, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Austin, and he will be available for ...
Imation targets M&E with Nexsan storage solution Imation targets M&E with Nexsan storage solution
September 1, 2015 –  OAKDALE, MN — Earlier this year, Imation (www.imation.com) introduced the Nexsan Fibre Channel Hybrid Storage Appliance, which is purpose-built for media & entertainment and data protection ...
Editors' Lounge to host 'end-of-summer' event on 9/25 Editors' Lounge to host 'end-of-summer' event on 9/25
September 1, 2015 –  BURBANK, CA — The Editors’ Lounge will host its end-of-summer celebration on Friday, September 25, with an informal evening of discussions and networking. The free event is open to all post ...
Canon developing compact 4K projector Canon developing compact 4K projector
September 1, 2015 –  MELVILLE, NY — Canon Inc. (www.usa.canon.com) has announced that it is developing an LCOS projector capable of displaying video and still images at a resolution up to 4,096x2,400 pixels with 5,000 ...
VIEW Conference announces keynote speakers VIEW Conference announces keynote speakers
August 31, 2015 –  TURIN, ITALY — The 16th annual VIEW Conference will take place in Turin from October 19th through 23rd, bringing together professionals across the digital arts industry. The conference recently ...
VFX producer Scott Coulter joins MastersFX VFX producer Scott Coulter joins MastersFX
August 28, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES & VANCOUVER — Character-effects firm MastersFX (www.mastersfx.com) has named longtime VFX producer Scott Coulter as its new VP/EP of visual effects. He worked with the studio and its ...
Blackmagic releases free beta version of Fusion 8 Blackmagic releases free beta version of Fusion 8
August 27, 2015 –  FREMONT, CA — Blackmagic Design has released the public beta of the free version of Fusion 8, its visual effects and motion graphics software. The software can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design ...
Free 'Pixar in a Box' curriculum goes live on KahnAcademy.com Free 'Pixar in a Box' curriculum goes live on KahnAcademy.com
August 27, 2015 –  MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — Pixar in a Box is a new online resource that explores the academic concepts behind Pixar Animation Studios’ creative process. The online curriculum just went live on ...
OSCARS: Academy names 15 student winners OSCARS: Academy names 15 student winners
August 26, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES — The Academy has voted fifteen students as winners of the 42nd Student Academy Awards competition. The Academy received a record number of entries this year — 1,686 films from 282 ...
Artbeats launches subscription-based ArtbeatsExpress.com Artbeats launches subscription-based ArtbeatsExpress.com
August 25, 2015 –  MYRTLE CREEK, OR — Stock footage provider Artbeats has launched a new sales platform (www.artbeatsexpress.com), which offers individual downloads of 4K versions of the company’s most popular ...
Modern VideoFilm shares knowledge, expands team Modern VideoFilm shares knowledge, expands team
August 25, 2015 –  BURBANK, CA — Modern VideoFilm colorist Bryan McMahan recently participated in a 4K/HDR panel discussion presented by Key Code Media. The event took place on the Sony lot and gave McMahan ( Knight of ...
Dolby & SoundWorks launch audio podcast series Dolby & SoundWorks launch audio podcast series
August 25, 2015 –  Post is excited to share The Dolby Institute and SoundWorks Collection's weekly audio podcast with post professionals. Each Tuesday, for the next 10 weeks, we will share the podcast, which will ...
Rising Sun Pictures to offer compositing course Rising Sun Pictures to offer compositing course
August 25, 2015 –  ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA — Aspiring visual effects artists have an opportunity to learn the basics of compositing through a new course offered by Rising Sun Pictures (www.rsp.com.au), here. ...