• Academy begins Scientific and Technical Awards investigation
    Academy begins Scientific and Technical Awards investigation

    LOS ANGELES — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 12 scientific and technical investigations have been launched for the 2016 Oscars. These investigations are made public so ...

    August 22, 2016

  • Assimilate releases Scratch VR Suite 8.5
    Assimilate releases Scratch VR Suite 8.5

    SANTA CLARA, CA — Assimilate (www.assimilateinc.com) has released Version 8.5 of its Scratch VR Suite - the company’s professional, realtime VR toolset for working within a 360-degree environment. Scr ...

    June 22, 2016

  • Sideshow Studios offering VR previs services
    Sideshow Studios offering VR previs services

    LOS ANGELES — Sideshow Studios (www.sideshow-studios.com), the 10-year-old, multi-disciplined production and post facility founded by Peter Bailey and Daniel Cordeniz, has added immersive, 360-degree ...

    April 29, 2016

  • Presenters announced for Creative Arts Emmys
    Presenters announced for Creative Arts Emmys

    LOS ANGELES — The Television Academy and executive producer Bob Bain have announced the first group of presenters for the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys (www.emmys.com). The event will take place over two c ...

    August 30, 2016

  • Student Academy Award winners announced
    Student Academy Award winners announced

    LOS ANGELES – The Academy has voted 17 students as winners of the 43rd Student Academy Awards competition. The Academy received a record number of entries this year – 1,749 films from 286 domestic and ...

    August 30, 2016

  • Former Paramount exec Bob Bacon joins Alpha Animation as CEO
    Former Paramount exec Bob Bacon joins Alpha Animation as CEO

    LOS ANGELES — Alpha Group Co. Ltd. has announced that Bob Bacon will serve as chief executive officer of Alpha Animation, a new division dedicated to the development and production of high-quality ani ...

    August 30, 2016

  • Presenters announced for Creative Arts Emmys
    Presenters announced for Creative Arts Emmys

    LOS ANGELES — The Television Academy and executive producer Bob Bain have announced the first group of presenters for the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys (www.emmys.com). The event will take place over two c ...

    August 30, 2016

  • Bam Studios adds EP Bridget Carmody
    Bam Studios adds EP Bridget Carmody

    CHICAGO — Bridget Carmody has joined Bam Studios (www.bamstudios.com) as their new executive producer. Bam specializes in sound for film, broadcast TV and radio, the Web, and interactive projects.&nbs ...

    August 29, 2016

  • Academy begins Scientific and Technical Awards investigation
    Academy begins Scientific and Technical Awards investigation

    LOS ANGELES — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 12 scientific and technical investigations have been launched for the 2016 Oscars. These investigations are made public so ...

    August 22, 2016

  • HPA to recognize The Mill's 'Blackbird' technology
    HPA to recognize The Mill's 'Blackbird' technology

    LOS ANGELES — The Hollywood Professional Association has awarded (www.hpaawards.com) its prestigious Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation to The Mill/Blackbird. Created by The Mill, The Blackbir ...

    August 29, 2016

  • Canon's 4K-capable 5D Mark IV coming in September
    Canon's 4K-capable 5D Mark IV coming in September

    MELVILLE, NY — Canon USA, Inc., has introduced the EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera. The camera’s 30.4 megapixel 35mm Full Frame Canon CMOS sensor offers stunning image quality while the DIGIC 6+ Image Proc ...

    August 25, 2016

  • Canon debuts new 7D Mark II kit with Wi-Fi adapter
    Canon debuts new 7D Mark II kit with Wi-Fi adapter

    MELVILLE, NY — Canon USA, Inc. (www.usa.canon.com), has introduced the EOS 7D Mark II Kit, featuring the new SD card-sized Wi-Fi adapter W-E1. This new Wi-Fi adapter, when placed in the camera’s SD ca ...

    August 25, 2016

  • Resolve 12.5.1 adds support for ProRes decode on Windows
    Resolve 12.5.1 adds support for ProRes decode on Windows

    FREMONT, CA — Blackmagic Design has released an update for its DaVinci Resolve editing and color correction software. Version 12.5.1 features support for Apple ProRes decode on Windows, ResolveFX enha ...

    August 22, 2016

  • Assimilate Scratch 8.5 adds 8K support
    Assimilate Scratch 8.5 adds 8K support

    SANTA CLARA, CA — Assimilate’s (www.assimilateinc.com) Scratch 8.5, build 909, now includes support for Red’s new 8K Weapon Helium Sensor, as well as the 8K Weapon VistaVision-sized Sensor (full frame ...

    August 16, 2016

  • 'The Reel Thing' to look at restoration & preservation
    'The Reel Thing' to look at restoration & preservation

    LOS ANGELES — The 38th edition of The Reel Thing (www.the-reel-thing.co), a three-day symposium addressing audio/visual restoration and archiving, will explore the constantly evolving ecosystem of fil ...

    August 15, 2016

  • Student Academy Award winners announced
    Student Academy Award winners announced

    LOS ANGELES – The Academy has voted 17 students as winners of the 43rd Student Academy Awards competition. The Academy received a record number of entries this year – 1,749 films from 286 domestic and ...

    August 30, 2016

  • Presenters announced for Creative Arts Emmys
    Presenters announced for Creative Arts Emmys

    LOS ANGELES — The Television Academy and executive producer Bob Bain have announced the first group of presenters for the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys (www.emmys.com). The event will take place over two c ...

    August 30, 2016

  • Mercury Insurance spot mirrors summer blockbusters
    Mercury Insurance spot mirrors summer blockbusters

    CULVER CITY, CA — Mercury Insurance partnered with agency Kovel/Fuller (www.kovelfuller.com) to create a multi-spot campaign that will run throughout 2017. The first commercial in the campaign debuted ...

    August 26, 2016

  • Student Academy Award winners announced
    Student Academy Award winners announced

    LOS ANGELES – The Academy has voted 17 students as winners of the 43rd Student Academy Awards competition. The Academy received a record number of entries this year – 1,749 films from 286 domestic and ...

    August 30, 2016

  • 'The Reel Thing' to look at restoration & preservation
    'The Reel Thing' to look at restoration & preservation

    LOS ANGELES — The 38th edition of The Reel Thing (www.the-reel-thing.co), a three-day symposium addressing audio/visual restoration and archiving, will explore the constantly evolving ecosystem of fil ...

    August 15, 2016

  • Mysimpleshow makes creating 'explainer' videos easy
    Mysimpleshow makes creating 'explainer' videos easy

    BERLIN, GERMANY — Simpleshow is offering a free, Web-based tool for making ‘explainer’ videos. Mysimpleshow (https://mysimpleshow.com) is designed for creating short and simple explanation videos that ...

    August 15, 2016

HD

  • Presenters announced for Creative Arts Emmys
    Presenters announced for Creative Arts Emmys

    LOS ANGELES — The Television Academy and executive producer Bob Bain have announced the first group of presenters for the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys (www.emmys.com). The event will take place over two c ...

    August 30, 2016

  • Mercury Insurance spot mirrors summer blockbusters
    Mercury Insurance spot mirrors summer blockbusters

    CULVER CITY, CA — Mercury Insurance partnered with agency Kovel/Fuller (www.kovelfuller.com) to create a multi-spot campaign that will run throughout 2017. The first commercial in the campaign debuted ...

    August 26, 2016

  • Canon's 4K-capable 5D Mark IV coming in September
    Canon's 4K-capable 5D Mark IV coming in September

    MELVILLE, NY — Canon USA, Inc., has introduced the EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera. The camera’s 30.4 megapixel 35mm Full Frame Canon CMOS sensor offers stunning image quality while the DIGIC 6+ Image Proc ...

    August 25, 2016

IBC

  • IBC to celebrate SMPTE's 100th anniversary
    IBC to celebrate SMPTE's 100th anniversary

    AMSTERDAM — During the IBC2016 Awards Ceremony on September 11th, the 100-year history of SMPTE will be recognized. SMPTE is the leading standards-setting body for the industry, and one of the six tra ...

    August 11, 2016

  • BroadbandTV's Shahrzad Rafati to present IBC keynote
    BroadbandTV's Shahrzad Rafati to present IBC keynote

    AMSTERDAM — IBC has announced that Shahrzad Rafati, founder & CEO of BroadbandTV, will deliver a keynote on Saturday, September 10th, at its forthcoming IBC2016 Conference. Over the last 11 years ...

    June 23, 2016

  • Veteran colorist Tom Russell joins Lipsync Post
    Veteran colorist Tom Russell joins Lipsync Post

    LONDON — Lipsync Post (www.lipsyncpost.co.uk) has appointed Tom Russell colorist. He will work across feature films, TV drama and commercials, alongside the studio’s existing grading team.

    April 26, 2016

  • Mysimpleshow makes creating 'explainer' videos easy
    Mysimpleshow makes creating 'explainer' videos easy

    BERLIN, GERMANY — Simpleshow is offering a free, Web-based tool for making ‘explainer’ videos. Mysimpleshow (https://mysimpleshow.com) is designed for creating short and simple explanation videos that ...

    August 15, 2016

  • IBC to celebrate SMPTE's 100th anniversary
    IBC to celebrate SMPTE's 100th anniversary

    AMSTERDAM — During the IBC2016 Awards Ceremony on September 11th, the 100-year history of SMPTE will be recognized. SMPTE is the leading standards-setting body for the industry, and one of the six tra ...

    August 11, 2016

  • Studio Flip employs Sonicfire Pro 6 for soundtrack creation
    Studio Flip employs Sonicfire Pro 6 for soundtrack creation

    THE NETHERLANDS — Studio Flip (www.flip.nl), here, recently produced and posted two government videos for the Jeugdboa, a Dutch task force that interacts with local youth in an effort to build trust, ...

    August 10, 2016

  • NBCUniversal completes acquisition of DreamWorks Animation
    NBCUniversal completes acquisition of DreamWorks Animation

    NEW YORK — NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast Corporation, has completed its acquisition of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. The studio will become part of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, whi ...

    August 24, 2016

  • Bent Image Lab reveals new AR technology
    Bent Image Lab reveals new AR technology

    PORTLAND, OR — Bent Image Lab (www.bentimagelab.com) has introduced their new Augmented Reality platform called youAR. The studio spent the last three years developing youAR along with computer vision ...

    August 15, 2016

  • MPSE & CAS to host golf & poker tournament on 9/18
    MPSE & CAS to host golf & poker tournament on 9/18

    STUDIO CITY, CA — The Motion Picture Sound Editors (http://mpse.org/) and the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) will host the 8th Annual MPSE Golf and Poker Tournament on September 18th at the Angeles Nation ...

    August 1, 2016

  • Music Video: Gemini Syndrome - <i>Anonymous</i>
    Music Video: Gemini Syndrome - Anonymous

    Brian Cox of Flarelight Films (flarelightfilms.com) recently created two new music videos for the alternative metal band Gemini Syndrome. A long-time friend of drummer Brian Medina, Cox was already on ...

    August 19, 2016

  • Music Video: September Mourning - <i>Skin And Bones</i>
    Music Video: September Mourning - Skin And Bones

    Scott Rudd is a creative director based in the UK who specializes in music-related work. His career took off approximately three years ago, when work on a music video for his own band caught the atten ...

    August 18, 2016

  • Music Video: Korn - <i>Rotting In Vain</i>
    Music Video: Korn - Rotting In Vain

    Director Dean Karr (www.deankarr.com) recently completed work on a new music video for the ‘nu metal’ band Korn, which ties into the band’s forthcoming album, “The Serenity of Suffering,” scheduled fo ...

    August 17, 2016

NAB

  • BCPC to host NAB party on May 17th in NYC
    BCPC to host NAB party on May 17th in NYC

    NEW YORK — The Blue Collar Post Collective is hosting its annual “Post NAB NYC” party on Tuesday, May 17th, giving East Coast post professionals a chance to learn more about many of the key products i ...

    May 10, 2016

  • Editors' Lounge to host post-NAB event this Friday
    Editors' Lounge to host post-NAB event this Friday

    BURBANK, CA — For those that missed NAB this year, The Editors’ Lounge will host a post-NAB evening on Friday, April 29th at 6:30pm. The evening will feature an up-close look at all the latest from Bl ...

    April 27, 2016

  • 'Post Picks' recognize top NAB accomplishments
    'Post Picks' recognize top NAB accomplishments

    LAS VEGAS — Post ’s team of writers, contributors and industry pros recently spent long days on the show floor of the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas, searching for the most innovative and coolest new prod ...

    April 26, 2016

  • HPA to recognize The Mill's 'Blackbird' technology
    HPA to recognize The Mill's 'Blackbird' technology

    LOS ANGELES — The Hollywood Professional Association has awarded (www.hpaawards.com) its prestigious Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation to The Mill/Blackbird. Created by The Mill, The Blackbir ...

    August 29, 2016

  • NBCUniversal completes acquisition of DreamWorks Animation
    NBCUniversal completes acquisition of DreamWorks Animation

    NEW YORK — NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast Corporation, has completed its acquisition of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. The studio will become part of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, whi ...

    August 24, 2016

  • VES announces rules & procedures for annual awards
    VES announces rules & procedures for annual awards

    LOS ANGELES — The Visual Effects Society (https://www.visualeffectssociety.com) has modified the online format of its Rules & Procedures (R&Ps). Short summaries are available on each category ...

    August 24, 2016

  • Canon's 4K-capable 5D Mark IV coming in September
    Canon's 4K-capable 5D Mark IV coming in September

    MELVILLE, NY — Canon USA, Inc., has introduced the EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera. The camera’s 30.4 megapixel 35mm Full Frame Canon CMOS sensor offers stunning image quality while the DIGIC 6+ Image Proc ...

    August 25, 2016

  • Canon debuts new 7D Mark II kit with Wi-Fi adapter
    Canon debuts new 7D Mark II kit with Wi-Fi adapter

    MELVILLE, NY — Canon USA, Inc. (www.usa.canon.com), has introduced the EOS 7D Mark II Kit, featuring the new SD card-sized Wi-Fi adapter W-E1. This new Wi-Fi adapter, when placed in the camera’s SD ca ...

    August 25, 2016

  • NBCUniversal completes acquisition of DreamWorks Animation
    NBCUniversal completes acquisition of DreamWorks Animation

    NEW YORK — NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast Corporation, has completed its acquisition of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. The studio will become part of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, whi ...

    August 24, 2016

  • Student Academy Award winners announced
    Student Academy Award winners announced

    LOS ANGELES – The Academy has voted 17 students as winners of the 43rd Student Academy Awards competition. The Academy received a record number of entries this year – 1,749 films from 286 domestic and ...

    August 30, 2016

  • Mark Goldblatt wins runoff election for Academy seat
    Mark Goldblatt wins runoff election for Academy seat

    LOS ANGELES – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced that Oscar-nominated film editor Mark Goldblatt ( Terminator 2: Judgment Day ) has won the runoff election for the open ...

    August 22, 2016

  • Academy begins Scientific and Technical Awards investigation
    Academy begins Scientific and Technical Awards investigation

    LOS ANGELES — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 12 scientific and technical investigations have been launched for the 2016 Oscars. These investigations are made public so ...

    August 22, 2016

  • Student Academy Award winners announced
    Student Academy Award winners announced

    LOS ANGELES – The Academy has voted 17 students as winners of the 43rd Student Academy Awards competition. The Academy received a record number of entries this year – 1,749 films from 286 domestic and ...

    August 30, 2016

  • Former Paramount exec Bob Bacon joins Alpha Animation as CEO
    Former Paramount exec Bob Bacon joins Alpha Animation as CEO

    LOS ANGELES — Alpha Group Co. Ltd. has announced that Bob Bacon will serve as chief executive officer of Alpha Animation, a new division dedicated to the development and production of high-quality ani ...

    August 30, 2016

  • Bam Studios adds EP Bridget Carmody
    Bam Studios adds EP Bridget Carmody

    CHICAGO — Bridget Carmody has joined Bam Studios (www.bamstudios.com) as their new executive producer. Bam specializes in sound for film, broadcast TV and radio, the Web, and interactive projects.&nbs ...

    August 29, 2016

  • Mercury Insurance spot mirrors summer blockbusters
    Mercury Insurance spot mirrors summer blockbusters

    CULVER CITY, CA — Mercury Insurance partnered with agency Kovel/Fuller (www.kovelfuller.com) to create a multi-spot campaign that will run throughout 2017. The first commercial in the campaign debuted ...

    August 26, 2016

  • Mill+ helps Netflix open <i>Fearless</i>
    Mill+ helps Netflix open Fearless

    LOS ANGELES — Mill+ (themill.com) recently collaborated with 25/7 Productions and director Michael John Warren to create the opening titles for Fearless. The new Netflix series documents Brazilian bul ...

    August 24, 2016

  • VES announces rules & procedures for annual awards
    VES announces rules & procedures for annual awards

    LOS ANGELES — The Visual Effects Society (https://www.visualeffectssociety.com) has modified the online format of its Rules & Procedures (R&Ps). Short summaries are available on each category ...

    August 24, 2016

  • Killer Tracks partners with singer/songwriter Ian Bern
    Killer Tracks partners with singer/songwriter Ian Bern

    SANTA MONICA — Singer/songwriter Ian Bern is the latest addition to Killer Tracks’ Artist Series. The Nashville-based artist has drawn strong reviews for his debut single Enough/It’s Not You on B3SCI ...

    July 1, 2016

  • Moss Landing Music rebrands as Black Sheep Music
    Moss Landing Music rebrands as Black Sheep Music

    LOS ANGELES — Geoffrey Mann has changed the name of his music library, Moss Landing Music, to Black Sheep Music (www.blacksheep-music.com). Founded in 2006 as a boutique music library specializing in ...

    June 2, 2016

  • SmartSound releases Sonicfire Pro 6 soundtrack creation software
    SmartSound releases Sonicfire Pro 6 soundtrack creation software

    BEAUFORT, SC — SmartSound Software (www.smartsound.com), the provider of customizable royalty-free music and soundtrack creation technology, has released Sonicfire Pro 6. Seamlessly integrated with Sm ...

    May 16, 2016

  • Prairie Pictures working on sequel to doc 'Tornado Alley'
    Prairie Pictures working on sequel to doc 'Tornado Alley'

    ARLINGTON, TX — Filmmaker and veteran storm chaser Martin Lisius has has plans to complete the sequel to his 1995 documentary The Chasers of Tornado Alley later this year. The upcoming doc — working t ...

    April 25, 2016

  • Adobe unveils new features for CC tools
    Adobe unveils new features for CC tools

    SAN JOSE, CA — Adobe ( www.adobe.com ) announces new features, including new virtual reality capabilities, across its Creative Cloud tools for video editing, motion graphics, audio and collaboration.

    April 13, 2016

  • StormStock adds Trump footage to stock offerings
    StormStock adds Trump footage to stock offerings

    ARLINGTON, TX – StormStock is continuing to broaden its stock footage offerings with the inclusion of 2016 US presidential campaign footage. Cinematographer and founder Martin Lisius recently captured ...

    March 3, 2016

  • Avid packages Axle Starter with NEXIS|Pro
    Avid packages Axle Starter with NEXIS|Pro

    BOSTON — Axle Video (www.axlevideo.com), which develops software to manage video and still image media, has announced that its Axle Starter entry-level media management software is now included with a ...

    August 17, 2016

  • TransferSoft accelerates file transfers
    TransferSoft accelerates file transfers

    LOS ANGELES — TransferSoft Inc., a provider of enterprise data transfer software to OEMs and systems integrators, has released HyperTransfer for Windows. The native Windows compilation software suite ...

    August 15, 2016

  • JMR releases new solid state drive plug-in card
    JMR releases new solid state drive plug-in card

    CHATSWORTH, CA, — JMR Electronics, Inc. (www.jmr.com) has released SiloStor, a non-volatile memory express (NVMe) SSD plug-in card that’s a full-length, half-height PCIe 3.0 x8 drive that adds 2TBs or ...

    July 21, 2016

  • Former Paramount exec Bob Bacon joins Alpha Animation as CEO
    Former Paramount exec Bob Bacon joins Alpha Animation as CEO

    LOS ANGELES — Alpha Group Co. Ltd. has announced that Bob Bacon will serve as chief executive officer of Alpha Animation, a new division dedicated to the development and production of high-quality ani ...

    August 30, 2016

  • Bam Studios adds EP Bridget Carmody
    Bam Studios adds EP Bridget Carmody

    CHICAGO — Bridget Carmody has joined Bam Studios (www.bamstudios.com) as their new executive producer. Bam specializes in sound for film, broadcast TV and radio, the Web, and interactive projects.&nbs ...

    August 29, 2016

  • Mill+ helps Netflix open <i>Fearless</i>
    Mill+ helps Netflix open Fearless

    LOS ANGELES — Mill+ (themill.com) recently collaborated with 25/7 Productions and director Michael John Warren to create the opening titles for Fearless. The new Netflix series documents Brazilian bul ...

    August 24, 2016

  • Student Academy Award winners announced
    Student Academy Award winners announced

    LOS ANGELES – The Academy has voted 17 students as winners of the 43rd Student Academy Awards competition. The Academy received a record number of entries this year – 1,749 films from 286 domestic and ...

    August 30, 2016

  • Former Paramount exec Bob Bacon joins Alpha Animation as CEO
    Former Paramount exec Bob Bacon joins Alpha Animation as CEO

    LOS ANGELES — Alpha Group Co. Ltd. has announced that Bob Bacon will serve as chief executive officer of Alpha Animation, a new division dedicated to the development and production of high-quality ani ...

    August 30, 2016

  • Presenters announced for Creative Arts Emmys
    Presenters announced for Creative Arts Emmys

    LOS ANGELES — The Television Academy and executive producer Bob Bain have announced the first group of presenters for the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys (www.emmys.com). The event will take place over two c ...

    August 30, 2016

  • Bam Studios adds EP Bridget Carmody
    Bam Studios adds EP Bridget Carmody

    CHICAGO — Bridget Carmody has joined Bam Studios (www.bamstudios.com) as their new executive producer. Bam specializes in sound for film, broadcast TV and radio, the Web, and interactive projects.&nbs ...

    August 29, 2016

  • HPA to recognize The Mill's 'Blackbird' technology
    HPA to recognize The Mill's 'Blackbird' technology

    LOS ANGELES — The Hollywood Professional Association has awarded (www.hpaawards.com) its prestigious Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation to The Mill/Blackbird. Created by The Mill, The Blackbir ...

    August 29, 2016

  • Mercury Insurance spot mirrors summer blockbusters
    Mercury Insurance spot mirrors summer blockbusters

    CULVER CITY, CA — Mercury Insurance partnered with agency Kovel/Fuller (www.kovelfuller.com) to create a multi-spot campaign that will run throughout 2017. The first commercial in the campaign debuted ...

    August 26, 2016