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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. ...
OSCARS: 20 Scientific and Technical Achievements under consideration OSCARS: 20 Scientific and Technical Achievements under consideration
August 24, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES — The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 20 scientific and technical achievements, involving 11 distinct ...
SMPTE announces awards recipients SMPTE announces awards recipients
August 21, 2015 –  WHITE PLAINS, NY — Aug. 20, 2015 — The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, ...
Josh Olson joins Refinery AV Josh Olson joins Refinery AV
August 21, 2015 –  SHERMAN OAKS, CA — Marketing agency The Refinery AV (www.therefinerycreative.com) has hired Josh Olson as SVP of theatrical/creative director. He brings more than a decade of experience in ...
January conference to look at 'Storage for the next 5,000 years' January conference to look at 'Storage for the next 5,000 years'
August 20, 2015 –  LAS VEGAS — The Fifteenth Annual Storage Visions Conference will take place in Las Vegas at the Luxor Hotel Convention Center on January 4th and 5th, 2016 at the Luxor Hotel Convention Center in Las ...
Sim Group companies support numerous Emmy-nominated shows Sim Group companies support numerous Emmy-nominated shows
August 20, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES — Chainsaw, a Sim Group company (www.simgroup.com), provided post production services for 11 television productions that received a total of 54 nominations for this year’s Emmy Awards. The ...
Now 35, FirstCom looks back at its production music beginnings Now 35, FirstCom looks back at its production music beginnings
August 20, 2015 –  DALLAS — The 1980s were known for a number of music firsts — the Sony Walkman and the evolution of the music video for example — but it also marked the debut of FirstCom Music (FirstCom Broadcast ...
Conspiracy opens in Chicago with 4K pipeline Conspiracy opens in Chicago with 4K pipeline
August 19, 2015 –  CHICAGO — Conspiracy (www.conspiracy.tv), a new, full-service production and post boutique, has launched under the leadership of John McGrath. The studio is located in Chicago's West Loop/Fulton ...