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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 founder Todd Masters more than 15 years ago on project such as Demon Knight, Dark Skies and Mortal Ko ...
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 Website (www.blackmagicdesign.com) and is available for both Mac OS X and Windows. A beta version f ...
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 KhanAcademy.org and includes a series of video lessons, interactive exercises, and hands-on activities that allow ...
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 domestic and 93 international colleges and universities — which were voted upon by a Academy members. Past ...
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 categories of royalty-free stock footage. The collections include establishments, aerials, nature, background ...
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 Cups, The End of Tour ) a chance to talk about his experience grading with HDR display solutions, su ...
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 include conversations with sound artists working in the film, gaming, and television industry. Glenn Kiser ...
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. “Introduction to Compositing for Feature Films” will be taught by RSP senior compositor Paul Kirwan, whose fi ...
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 investigations, have been selected for further consideration for 2015 Academy Awards. The list is made public ...
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, and technology industries, have revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thurs ...

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