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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

MPC launches 'VR' team MPC launches 'VR' team
July 31, 2015 –  LONDON — VFX studio MPC (www.moving-picture.com), here, has established a creative and technology-led VR team it’s calling MPC VR. The group will focus on immersive exploration across industries, incl ...
'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 ...

Audio

Biscardi Creative Media opens 'Creative Hub' in Atlanta Biscardi Creative Media opens 'Creative Hub' in Atlanta
August 4, 2015 –  ATLANTA — The Creative Hub has opened in the Atlanta area bringing a co-op workspace to the digital creative industry. Aimed at indie filmmakers and home based video producers, The Creative Hub lives ...
BAM Studios celebrates with summer party BAM Studios celebrates with summer party
August 4, 2015 –  CHICAGO — BAM Studios (www.bamstudios.com) recently threw their annual industry summer party. The event was held at the Vertigo Sky Lounge at Two West Erie, just across the street from BAM’s own facil ...
Composer Brian Tyler to keynote PMC2015 Composer Brian Tyler to keynote PMC2015
July 31, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES — Composer/conductor Brian Tyler (www.briantyler.com) will keynote PMC2015, the 2nd Annual Production Music Conference, set to take place on September 9th in Los Angeles. Tyler has worked ...

Cameras

'Mythbusters' employs Blackmagic cameras 'Mythbusters' employs Blackmagic cameras
August 4, 2015 –  SAN FRANCISCO — Blackmagic Design's (www.blackmagicdesign.com) Pocket Cinema Cameras are being used in the production of the popular Discovery Channel show, Mythbusters. DP Scott Sorensen is using ten ...
Red & FilmLight to partner on 'House of Cards' event Red & FilmLight to partner on 'House of Cards' event
August 3, 2015 –  IRVINE, CA — Red Digital Cinema (www.red.com) and FilmLight (www.filmlight.ltd.uk) are partnering to host a special event that looks at the post techniques employed during the third season of the Emmy ...
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 ...

Digital Intermediates

Red & FilmLight to partner on 'House of Cards' event Red & FilmLight to partner on 'House of Cards' event
August 3, 2015 –  IRVINE, CA — Red Digital Cinema (www.red.com) and FilmLight (www.filmlight.ltd.uk) are partnering to host a special event that looks at the post techniques employed during the third season of the Emmy ...
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 ...

Editing

'Mythbusters' employs Blackmagic cameras 'Mythbusters' employs Blackmagic cameras
August 4, 2015 –  SAN FRANCISCO — Blackmagic Design's (www.blackmagicdesign.com) Pocket Cinema Cameras are being used in the production of the popular Discovery Channel show, Mythbusters. DP Scott Sorensen is using ten ...
Biscardi Creative Media opens 'Creative Hub' in Atlanta Biscardi Creative Media opens 'Creative Hub' in Atlanta
August 4, 2015 –  ATLANTA — The Creative Hub has opened in the Atlanta area bringing a co-op workspace to the digital creative industry. Aimed at indie filmmakers and home based video producers, The Creative Hub lives ...
Charlie Harvey now editing at Whitehouse LA Charlie Harvey now editing at Whitehouse LA
August 4, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES — Editor Charlie Harvey has moved to the Los Angeles office of international editorial company Whitehouse Post. She had been based at Whitehouse in London, but made frequent trips to the W ...

Education

Biscardi Creative Media opens 'Creative Hub' in Atlanta Biscardi Creative Media opens 'Creative Hub' in Atlanta
August 4, 2015 –  ATLANTA — The Creative Hub has opened in the Atlanta area bringing a co-op workspace to the digital creative industry. Aimed at indie filmmakers and home based video producers, The Creative Hub lives ...
Red & FilmLight to partner on 'House of Cards' event Red & FilmLight to partner on 'House of Cards' event
August 3, 2015 –  IRVINE, CA — Red Digital Cinema (www.red.com) and FilmLight (www.filmlight.ltd.uk) are partnering to host a special event that looks at the post techniques employed during the third season of the Emmy ...
Composer Brian Tyler to keynote PMC2015 Composer Brian Tyler to keynote PMC2015
July 31, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES — Composer/conductor Brian Tyler (www.briantyler.com) will keynote PMC2015, the 2nd Annual Production Music Conference, set to take place on September 9th in Los Angeles. Tyler has worked ...

HD

'Mythbusters' employs Blackmagic cameras 'Mythbusters' employs Blackmagic cameras
August 4, 2015 –  SAN FRANCISCO — Blackmagic Design's (www.blackmagicdesign.com) Pocket Cinema Cameras are being used in the production of the popular Discovery Channel show, Mythbusters. DP Scott Sorensen is using ten ...
Biscardi Creative Media opens 'Creative Hub' in Atlanta Biscardi Creative Media opens 'Creative Hub' in Atlanta
August 4, 2015 –  ATLANTA — The Creative Hub has opened in the Atlanta area bringing a co-op workspace to the digital creative industry. Aimed at indie filmmakers and home based video producers, The Creative Hub lives ...
Red & FilmLight to partner on 'House of Cards' event Red & FilmLight to partner on 'House of Cards' event
August 3, 2015 –  IRVINE, CA — Red Digital Cinema (www.red.com) and FilmLight (www.filmlight.ltd.uk) are partnering to host a special event that looks at the post techniques employed during the third season of the Emmy ...

New Media

MPC launches 'VR' team MPC launches 'VR' team
July 31, 2015 –  LONDON — VFX studio MPC (www.moving-picture.com), here, has established a creative and technology-led VR team it’s calling MPC VR. The group will focus on immersive exploration across industries, incl ...
'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 ...

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

Charlie Harvey now editing at Whitehouse LA Charlie Harvey now editing at Whitehouse LA
August 4, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES — Editor Charlie Harvey has moved to the Los Angeles office of international editorial company Whitehouse Post. She had been based at Whitehouse in London, but made frequent trips to the W ...
Composer Brian Tyler to keynote PMC2015 Composer Brian Tyler to keynote PMC2015
July 31, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES — Composer/conductor Brian Tyler (www.briantyler.com) will keynote PMC2015, the 2nd Annual Production Music Conference, set to take place on September 9th in Los Angeles. Tyler has worked ...
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 ...

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

Biscardi Creative Media opens 'Creative Hub' in Atlanta Biscardi Creative Media opens 'Creative Hub' in Atlanta
August 4, 2015 –  ATLANTA — The Creative Hub has opened in the Atlanta area bringing a co-op workspace to the digital creative industry. Aimed at indie filmmakers and home based video producers, The Creative Hub lives ...
BAM Studios celebrates with summer party BAM Studios celebrates with summer party
August 4, 2015 –  CHICAGO — BAM Studios (www.bamstudios.com) recently threw their annual industry summer party. The event was held at the Vertigo Sky Lounge at Two West Erie, just across the street from BAM’s own facil ...
Red & FilmLight to partner on 'House of Cards' event Red & FilmLight to partner on 'House of Cards' event
August 3, 2015 –  IRVINE, CA — Red Digital Cinema (www.red.com) and FilmLight (www.filmlight.ltd.uk) are partnering to host a special event that looks at the post techniques employed during the third season of the Emmy ...

Video/Film

'Mythbusters' employs Blackmagic cameras 'Mythbusters' employs Blackmagic cameras
August 4, 2015 –  SAN FRANCISCO — Blackmagic Design's (www.blackmagicdesign.com) Pocket Cinema Cameras are being used in the production of the popular Discovery Channel show, Mythbusters. DP Scott Sorensen is using ten ...
Red & FilmLight to partner on 'House of Cards' event Red & FilmLight to partner on 'House of Cards' event
August 3, 2015 –  IRVINE, CA — Red Digital Cinema (www.red.com) and FilmLight (www.filmlight.ltd.uk) are partnering to host a special event that looks at the post techniques employed during the third season of the Emmy ...
Composer Brian Tyler to keynote PMC2015 Composer Brian Tyler to keynote PMC2015
July 31, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES — Composer/conductor Brian Tyler (www.briantyler.com) will keynote PMC2015, the 2nd Annual Production Music Conference, set to take place on September 9th in Los Angeles. Tyler has worked ...

Visual Effects

MPC launches 'VR' team MPC launches 'VR' team
July 31, 2015 –  LONDON — VFX studio MPC (www.moving-picture.com), here, has established a creative and technology-led VR team it’s calling MPC VR. The group will focus on immersive exploration across industries, incl ...
'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 ...