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July 2015

3D Stereo

RocketComp, new plug-in for Maya RocketComp, new plug-in for Maya
July 14, 2015 –  HALIFAX, NS, CANADA — Dover Studios co-founder Andrew Hazelden has released a new Maya plug-in called RocketComp, which quickly connects Maya to 10 of today’s popular desktop compositing applications. ...
Cinesite & Image Engine merge Cinesite & Image Engine merge
July 2, 2015 –  LONDON — Cinesite (www.cinesite.com) and Image Engine (http://image-engine.com) have announced a merger of the two companies. The alliance gives the two entities a combined staff of over 525 artists w ...
Red opens Miami store Red opens Miami store
June 5, 2015 –  MIAMI — Red Digital Cinema will host a grand opening event on June 13th to commemorate the opening of its new retail store in Miami, FL. Located in the heart of the Wynwood Art District, which is home ...

Animation

'Mosquitonado': Terminix spot plays like feature trailer 'Mosquitonado': Terminix spot plays like feature trailer
July 28, 2015 –  MINNEAPOLIS — Pixel Farm (www.pixelfarm.com) created a new Terminix video that plays like a Hollywood film trailer. The 2:15 Mosquitonado “trailer” features actress Tara Reid, who starred in the made- ...
Technicolor grows animation & games team Technicolor grows animation & games team
July 28, 2015 –  HOLLYWOOD — Technicolor (www.technicolor.com) has expanded its animation and games division with the appointment of Sean Mullen as creative director and David Kern as games technical director. Mullen ...
SIGGRAPH 2015: Chaos Group to focus on 'VR' SIGGRAPH 2015: Chaos Group to focus on 'VR'
July 24, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES — At SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles, Chaos Group will feature new applications for V-Ray’s advanced virtual reality tools. Chaos Group creates physically-based rendering and simulation softw ...

Audio

Avid customers nominated for Emmy Awards Avid customers nominated for Emmy Awards
July 30, 2015 –  BURLINGTON, MA — A number of Avid (www.avid.com) customers are Emmy nominees for their outstanding achievements in the television industry. The 67th Annual Emmy Awards will be presented on September 2 ...
Accusonus plug-in simultaneously removes noise & reverb Accusonus plug-in simultaneously removes noise & reverb
July 29, 2015 –  SANTA CRUZ, CA — Plugin Alliance (http://plugin-alliance.com) and Accusonus have introduced the ERA-D, a new audio plug-in that can simultaneously remove noise and reverberation. The tool also explore ...
UK's Factory expands with new sound studios UK's Factory expands with new sound studios
July 27, 2015 –  LONDON — Soho-based sound design and audio facility Factory (www.factory.uk.com) has expanded its offerings with the addition of two new studios, including one of the area’s first Dolby Atmos-certifie ...

Cameras

New Canon camera captures full, color HD in extreme low light New Canon camera captures full, color HD in extreme low light
July 30, 2015 –  MELVILLE, NY — Canon USA (www.usa.canon.com) has introduced the company’s first multi-purpose camera, the ME20F-SH, which delivers high sensitivity to capture full HD video with a minimum subject illu ...
'SNL' cinematographer Alex Buono hosting Visual Storytelling workshops 'SNL' cinematographer Alex Buono hosting Visual Storytelling workshops
July 16, 2015 –  WASHINGTON, DC – MZed, which produced the 31-city “The Art of Visual Storytelling Tour” back in 2013, featuring Saturday Night Live Film Unit cinematographer Alex Buono, has announced Alex Buono’s Vis ...
Biscuit Filmworks signs director Ayse Altinok Biscuit Filmworks signs director Ayse Altinok
July 13, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES — Biscuit Filmworks (www.biscuitfilmworks.com ) has announced the addition of Ayse Altinok to its directorial roster. Altinok is a Turkish-born director whose short films and commercials h ...

Digital Intermediates

Blackmagic Design releases public beta of Resolve 12 Blackmagic Design releases public beta of Resolve 12
July 27, 2015 –  FREMONT, CA — The public beta of DaVinci Resolve 12, Blackmagic Design’s (www.blackmagicdesign.com) professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the company’s ...
Pixel Underground expands with 4K grading theater & finishing suite Pixel Underground expands with 4K grading theater & finishing suite
July 7, 2015 –  TORONTO — Sim Group’s (www.simgroup.com) Pixel Underground has completed a major facility expansion that includes the addition of a cinema-style 4K grading theatre and the construction of a 4K online ...
Fraunhofer further develops DCP solution Fraunhofer further develops DCP solution
June 18, 2015 –  ERLANGEN, GERMANY — The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS (www.iis.fraunhofer.de) developed its EasyDCP software suite in an effort to ensure that every DCP can be shown in any movie th ...

Editing

New Canon camera captures full, color HD in extreme low light New Canon camera captures full, color HD in extreme low light
July 30, 2015 –  MELVILLE, NY — Canon USA (www.usa.canon.com) has introduced the company’s first multi-purpose camera, the ME20F-SH, which delivers high sensitivity to capture full HD video with a minimum subject illu ...
Avid customers nominated for Emmy Awards Avid customers nominated for Emmy Awards
July 30, 2015 –  BURLINGTON, MA — A number of Avid (www.avid.com) customers are Emmy nominees for their outstanding achievements in the television industry. The 67th Annual Emmy Awards will be presented on September 2 ...
Blackmagic Design releases public beta of Resolve 12 Blackmagic Design releases public beta of Resolve 12
July 27, 2015 –  FREMONT, CA — The public beta of DaVinci Resolve 12, Blackmagic Design’s (www.blackmagicdesign.com) professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the company’s ...

Education

Videoblocks to award $10K grants Videoblocks to award $10K grants
July 28, 2015 –  RESTON, VA — VideoBlocks (www.videoblocks.com), the subscription-based provider of unlimited royalty-free stock video, has launched its Digital Media Action Grant. The company will award two grants of ...
'SNL' cinematographer Alex Buono hosting Visual Storytelling workshops 'SNL' cinematographer Alex Buono hosting Visual Storytelling workshops
July 16, 2015 –  WASHINGTON, DC – MZed, which produced the 31-city “The Art of Visual Storytelling Tour” back in 2013, featuring Saturday Night Live Film Unit cinematographer Alex Buono, has announced Alex Buono’s Vis ...
July 31st Editors' Lounge to look at Resolve 12 & Fusion 7 July 31st Editors' Lounge to look at Resolve 12 & Fusion 7
July 15, 2015 –  BURBANK, CA – The Editors’ Lounge will hold its July meeting on Friday, the 31st, when it will showcase the latest versions of Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 12 and Fusion 7 Studio software. The ...

HD

New Canon camera captures full, color HD in extreme low light New Canon camera captures full, color HD in extreme low light
July 30, 2015 –  MELVILLE, NY — Canon USA (www.usa.canon.com) has introduced the company’s first multi-purpose camera, the ME20F-SH, which delivers high sensitivity to capture full HD video with a minimum subject illu ...
Avid customers nominated for Emmy Awards Avid customers nominated for Emmy Awards
July 30, 2015 –  BURLINGTON, MA — A number of Avid (www.avid.com) customers are Emmy nominees for their outstanding achievements in the television industry. The 67th Annual Emmy Awards will be presented on September 2 ...
Blackmagic Design releases public beta of Resolve 12 Blackmagic Design releases public beta of Resolve 12
July 27, 2015 –  FREMONT, CA — The public beta of DaVinci Resolve 12, Blackmagic Design’s (www.blackmagicdesign.com) professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the company’s ...

New Media

'Mosquitonado': Terminix spot plays like feature trailer 'Mosquitonado': Terminix spot plays like feature trailer
July 28, 2015 –  MINNEAPOLIS — Pixel Farm (www.pixelfarm.com) created a new Terminix video that plays like a Hollywood film trailer. The 2:15 Mosquitonado “trailer” features actress Tara Reid, who starred in the made- ...
Thinkbox releases Deadline Cloud Wizard for Google Cloud Thinkbox releases Deadline Cloud Wizard for Google Cloud
July 15, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES — Thinkbox Software (www.thinkboxsoftware.com) released Deadline Cloud Wizard for Google Cloud Platform. The new Deadline feature condenses the configuration of Google Cloud Platform-based ...
Point.360 acquires assets of Modern VideoFilm Point.360 acquires assets of Modern VideoFilm
July 15, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES — Point.360 (www.point360.com), a provider of integrated media management services, announced that it had completed the purchase of assets formerly owned by Modern VideoFilm ( www.mvf.com) ...

New York

New Canon camera captures full, color HD in extreme low light New Canon camera captures full, color HD in extreme low light
July 30, 2015 –  MELVILLE, NY — Canon USA (www.usa.canon.com) has introduced the company’s first multi-purpose camera, the ME20F-SH, which delivers high sensitivity to capture full HD video with a minimum subject illu ...
Ntropic adds Ryan Duggan as creative director Ntropic adds Ryan Duggan as creative director
July 23, 2015 –  NEW YORK — The bi-coastal post production, VFX and design studio Ntropic has signed Ryan Duggan as creative director for their Manhattan office. He comes to Ntropic after spending a three and a half y ...
'SNL' cinematographer Alex Buono hosting Visual Storytelling workshops 'SNL' cinematographer Alex Buono hosting Visual Storytelling workshops
July 16, 2015 –  WASHINGTON, DC – MZed, which produced the 31-city “The Art of Visual Storytelling Tour” back in 2013, featuring Saturday Night Live Film Unit cinematographer Alex Buono, has announced Alex Buono’s Vis ...


People

Technicolor grows animation & games team Technicolor grows animation & games team
July 28, 2015 –  HOLLYWOOD — Technicolor (www.technicolor.com) has expanded its animation and games division with the appointment of Sean Mullen as creative director and David Kern as games technical director. Mullen ...
Ntropic adds Ryan Duggan as creative director Ntropic adds Ryan Duggan as creative director
July 23, 2015 –  NEW YORK — The bi-coastal post production, VFX and design studio Ntropic has signed Ryan Duggan as creative director for their Manhattan office. He comes to Ntropic after spending a three and a half y ...
Jimmy Biro joins ALT Systems Jimmy Biro joins ALT Systems
July 23, 2015 –  SUN VALLEY, CA — ALT Systems (www.altsystems.com), the full-service systems integrator, has hired James (Jimmy) Biro as senior account manager. The company delivers products and solutions for composit ...

Recent Work

'Mosquitonado': Terminix spot plays like feature trailer 'Mosquitonado': Terminix spot plays like feature trailer
July 28, 2015 –  MINNEAPOLIS — Pixel Farm (www.pixelfarm.com) created a new Terminix video that plays like a Hollywood film trailer. The 2:15 Mosquitonado “trailer” features actress Tara Reid, who starred in the made- ...
Sarofsky creates 'Ant-Man' titles Sarofsky creates 'Ant-Man' titles
July 21, 2015 –  CHICAGO — Design-driven production company Sarofsky (http://sarofsky.com) created the main-on-end titles featured in The Marvel Studios’ latest superhero feature, Ant-Man. Directed by Peyton Reed, the ...
TV composer chooses Genelec monitor for baseball doc TV composer chooses Genelec monitor for baseball doc
July 15, 2015 –  NATICK, MA — Brian Langsbard has been deeply involved with baseball for 15 years, since the EMMY Award-nominated composer scored his first opening theme for an MLB broadcast. Langsbard has provided th ...

Sound Libraries

Pro Sound Effects releases NYC Ambisonics library Pro Sound Effects releases NYC Ambisonics library
July 14, 2015 –  BROOKLYN, NY — Pro Sound Effects (www.prosoundeffects.com) announced its newest library — NYC Ambisonics — available now for pre-order. Previewed earlier this year at NAB 2015, NYC Ambisonics is a 35G ...
Warner/Chappell Production Music builds 'News' collection via Gari Warner/Chappell Production Music builds 'News' collection via Gari
January 12, 2015 –  NASHVILLE — Warner/Chappell Production Music (www.warnerchappellpm.com), Warner Music Group’s production music arm, has acquired the music assets of Frank Gari Productions and Gari Communications. Fra ...
Riptide introduces new 'one-stop' music catalog Riptide introduces new 'one-stop' music catalog
June 11, 2014 –  CULVER CITY, CA — Riptide Music Group (www.riptidemusic.com), the LA-based music sync licensing and publishing company, has created “Riptide One,” an exclusively-represented, one-stop music catalog. R ...

Stock Footage

Videoblocks to award $10K grants Videoblocks to award $10K grants
July 28, 2015 –  RESTON, VA — VideoBlocks (www.videoblocks.com), the subscription-based provider of unlimited royalty-free stock video, has launched its Digital Media Action Grant. The company will award two grants of ...
Videoblocks launches premium stock video marketplace Videoblocks launches premium stock video marketplace
April 14, 2015 –  RESTON, VA — Videoblocks (www.videoblocks.com), a subscription-based provider of unlimited royalty-free stock video, announced the official public launch of a new Marketplace that allows members to pu ...
Videoblocks' new stock video site offers full commission to contributors Videoblocks' new stock video site offers full commission to contributors
November 20, 2014 –  RESTON, VA — VideoBlocks (www.videoblocks.com) , a subscription-based provider of unlimited royalty-free stock video, announced the launch of its “contributor-friendly” marketplace that rewards conten ...

Storage

Frame.io extends cloud-based platform to FCP X Frame.io extends cloud-based platform to FCP X
June 26, 2015 –  NEW YORK — Frame.io (http://frame.io), which launched back in April as a solution designed to replace the hodgepodge of Dropbox for file sharing, Vimeo for video review, and e-mail for communication, ...
Codex expands beyond recording solutions Codex expands beyond recording solutions
June 9, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES — At the recent Cinegear 2015 show, Codex (www.codexdigital.com) demonstrated solutions that position the manufacturer as more than a provider of recording solutions.
Atomos improves Shogun recorder, announces promotion Atomos improves Shogun recorder, announces promotion
June 9, 2015 –  MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — At Cine Gear 2015, Atomos showed a host of feature updates for its Shogun, recorder, including pre-roll record and timelapse. Shogun also now offers anamorphic de-squeeze and RA ...

Studios

Avid customers nominated for Emmy Awards Avid customers nominated for Emmy Awards
July 30, 2015 –  BURLINGTON, MA — A number of Avid (www.avid.com) customers are Emmy nominees for their outstanding achievements in the television industry. The 67th Annual Emmy Awards will be presented on September 2 ...
Technicolor grows animation & games team Technicolor grows animation & games team
July 28, 2015 –  HOLLYWOOD — Technicolor (www.technicolor.com) has expanded its animation and games division with the appointment of Sean Mullen as creative director and David Kern as games technical director. Mullen ...
UK's Factory expands with new sound studios UK's Factory expands with new sound studios
July 27, 2015 –  LONDON — Soho-based sound design and audio facility Factory (www.factory.uk.com) has expanded its offerings with the addition of two new studios, including one of the area’s first Dolby Atmos-certifie ...

Video/Film

New Canon camera captures full, color HD in extreme low light New Canon camera captures full, color HD in extreme low light
July 30, 2015 –  MELVILLE, NY — Canon USA (www.usa.canon.com) has introduced the company’s first multi-purpose camera, the ME20F-SH, which delivers high sensitivity to capture full HD video with a minimum subject illu ...
Avid customers nominated for Emmy Awards Avid customers nominated for Emmy Awards
July 30, 2015 –  BURLINGTON, MA — A number of Avid (www.avid.com) customers are Emmy nominees for their outstanding achievements in the television industry. The 67th Annual Emmy Awards will be presented on September 2 ...
'Mosquitonado': Terminix spot plays like feature trailer 'Mosquitonado': Terminix spot plays like feature trailer
July 28, 2015 –  MINNEAPOLIS — Pixel Farm (www.pixelfarm.com) created a new Terminix video that plays like a Hollywood film trailer. The 2:15 Mosquitonado “trailer” features actress Tara Reid, who starred in the made- ...

Visual Effects

'Mosquitonado': Terminix spot plays like feature trailer 'Mosquitonado': Terminix spot plays like feature trailer
July 28, 2015 –  MINNEAPOLIS — Pixel Farm (www.pixelfarm.com) created a new Terminix video that plays like a Hollywood film trailer. The 2:15 Mosquitonado “trailer” features actress Tara Reid, who starred in the made- ...
SIGGRAPH 2015: Chaos Group to focus on 'VR' SIGGRAPH 2015: Chaos Group to focus on 'VR'
July 24, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES — At SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles, Chaos Group will feature new applications for V-Ray’s advanced virtual reality tools. Chaos Group creates physically-based rendering and simulation softw ...
HitFilm 3 Express provides free editing & VFX tools HitFilm 3 Express provides free editing & VFX tools
July 21, 2015 –  NORFOLK, UK — Software developer HitFilm (www.fxhome.com) has teamed up with the YouTube channel Film Riot to launch HitFilm 3 Express (hitfilm.com/express), a free, all-in-one editing and visual effe ...