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February 2016

3D Stereo

Olivia Munn & Jason Segel to host Sci-Tech Awards Olivia Munn & Jason Segel to host Sci-Tech Awards
January 29, 2016 –  LOS ANGELES – Actors Olivia Munn and Jason Segel will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation (www.oscars.org) on Saturday, February 13th at ...
Howard Lukk joins SMPTE as new director of standards Howard Lukk joins SMPTE as new director of standards
December 3, 2015 –  WHITE PLAINS, NY — The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (smpte.org), which helps establish motion-imaging standards, has hired Howard Lukk as the organization’s new director of stand ...
'Quantum Leap' to simplify live VR production 'Quantum Leap' to simplify live VR production
October 21, 2015 –  MARINA DEL REY, CA — At the Digital Hollywood event, here, Reality Lab presented one of the first live VR broadcasts. The event began with a presentation by founder Halsey Minor, who discussed the fut ...

Animation

Storage survey invites input Storage survey invites input
February 10, 2016 –  CULVER CITY, CA — Coughlin Associates (www.tomcoughlin.com) is starting its 2016 survey of media and entertainment professionals to find out how they are using digital storage in all aspects of their ...
Postal adds UVPhactory talent Postal adds UVPhactory talent
February 10, 2016 –  NEW YORK — Postal (http://postal.tv), the sister shop of integrated content creation studio Humble, has added to its design and VFX team. Executive producer Damijan Saccio and creative director Gene N ...
Zoic opens New York VFX studio Zoic opens New York VFX studio
February 9, 2016 –  NEW YORK — Emmy-winning visual effects house Zoic Studios has opened a new studio in New York. The company’s third office is being led by veteran VFX producer Colleen Bachman, who serves as EP.

Audio

SoundEffects.com launches SoundEffects.com launches
February 10, 2016 –  DETROIT — Sound designer/recordist/author Ric Viers has launched SoundEffects.com, a new Website that features sound effects content from publishers and independent sound effects producers from around ...
Red Giant releases Shooter Suite V.13.0, updates PluralEyes Red Giant releases Shooter Suite V.13.0, updates PluralEyes
February 10, 2016 –  PORTLAND, OR — Red Giant (www.redgiant.com) has released Shooter Suite V.13.0, which features the brand new PluralEyes V.4.0 audio/video syncing tool. Topping the list of new features in PluralEyes 4. ...
Bam mixes 'Maya Angelou' for Sundance premiere Bam mixes 'Maya Angelou' for Sundance premiere
February 8, 2016 –  CHICAGO — Bam Studios (www.bamstudios.com) provided sound design and mixing services for Maya Angelou and Still I Rise, which debuted at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. The feature f ...

Cameras

Storage survey invites input Storage survey invites input
February 10, 2016 –  CULVER CITY, CA — Coughlin Associates (www.tomcoughlin.com) is starting its 2016 survey of media and entertainment professionals to find out how they are using digital storage in all aspects of their ...
Red Giant releases Shooter Suite V.13.0, updates PluralEyes Red Giant releases Shooter Suite V.13.0, updates PluralEyes
February 10, 2016 –  PORTLAND, OR — Red Giant (www.redgiant.com) has released Shooter Suite V.13.0, which features the brand new PluralEyes V.4.0 audio/video syncing tool. Topping the list of new features in PluralEyes 4. ...
Assimilate targets VR review & approval with Scratch Web Assimilate targets VR review & approval with Scratch Web
February 2, 2016 –  SANTA CLARA, CA — Assimilate (www.assimilatinc.com) is expanding its Scratch Web capabilities to offer a professional, cloud-based dailies/review tool for reviewing immersive VR content anywhere in th ...

Digital Intermediates

Assimilate targets VR review & approval with Scratch Web Assimilate targets VR review & approval with Scratch Web
February 2, 2016 –  SANTA CLARA, CA — Assimilate (www.assimilatinc.com) is expanding its Scratch Web capabilities to offer a professional, cloud-based dailies/review tool for reviewing immersive VR content anywhere in th ...
Duck Grossberg joins Local Hero Post as CTO Duck Grossberg joins Local Hero Post as CTO
January 20, 2016 –  SANTA MONICA — Duck Grossberg has joined Local Hero Post (www.localheropost.com) as their new chief technology officer. The boutique, which specializes in post services for features and independent fi ...
Blackmagic Design releases DaVinci Resolve update Blackmagic Design releases DaVinci Resolve update
January 20, 2016 –  FREMONT, CA — Blackmagic Design has released a free DaVinci Resolve 12.2 update that adds support for the latest color science technologies, along with decoding of HEVC/H.265 QuickTime files on OS X, ...

Editing

Rabih Gholam heading up unscripted TV at Studio71 Rabih Gholam heading up unscripted TV at Studio71
February 11, 2016 –  LOS ANGELES — Studio71, the multichannel network of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, announced that the company has hired Rabih Gholam as president of unscripted television, a newly created position. Gholam ...
Storage survey invites input Storage survey invites input
February 10, 2016 –  CULVER CITY, CA — Coughlin Associates (www.tomcoughlin.com) is starting its 2016 survey of media and entertainment professionals to find out how they are using digital storage in all aspects of their ...
SoundEffects.com launches SoundEffects.com launches
February 10, 2016 –  DETROIT — Sound designer/recordist/author Ric Viers has launched SoundEffects.com, a new Website that features sound effects content from publishers and independent sound effects producers from around ...

Education

Storage survey invites input Storage survey invites input
February 10, 2016 –  CULVER CITY, CA — Coughlin Associates (www.tomcoughlin.com) is starting its 2016 survey of media and entertainment professionals to find out how they are using digital storage in all aspects of their ...
Canon to present panels & demos at Sundance Canon to present panels & demos at Sundance
January 18, 2016 –  PARK CITY, UT — Canon will be hosting the Canon Creative Studio in conjunction with the Sundance Film Festival. From Saturday, January 23rd through Tuesday, January 26th, Canon will be presenting demo ...
SMPTE presented with Emmy for captioning standardization SMPTE presented with Emmy for captioning standardization
January 13, 2016 –  WHITE PLAINS, NY — The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has awarded SMPTE an Emmy Award for Technology and Engineering for its work on "Standardization and Pioneering Develop ...

HD

Rabih Gholam heading up unscripted TV at Studio71 Rabih Gholam heading up unscripted TV at Studio71
February 11, 2016 –  LOS ANGELES — Studio71, the multichannel network of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, announced that the company has hired Rabih Gholam as president of unscripted television, a newly created position. Gholam ...
Storage survey invites input Storage survey invites input
February 10, 2016 –  CULVER CITY, CA — Coughlin Associates (www.tomcoughlin.com) is starting its 2016 survey of media and entertainment professionals to find out how they are using digital storage in all aspects of their ...
Leftchannel helps E! promote 'Fashion Week' coverage Leftchannel helps E! promote 'Fashion Week' coverage
February 10, 2016 –  COLUMBUS, OH – Leftchannel (www.leftchannel.com) is following up the success of its Fall 2015 promo campaign for E! & New York Fashion Week with a brand-new promo for Fashion Week 2016. 

New Media

Rabih Gholam heading up unscripted TV at Studio71 Rabih Gholam heading up unscripted TV at Studio71
February 11, 2016 –  LOS ANGELES — Studio71, the multichannel network of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, announced that the company has hired Rabih Gholam as president of unscripted television, a newly created position. Gholam ...
SoundEffects.com launches SoundEffects.com launches
February 10, 2016 –  DETROIT — Sound designer/recordist/author Ric Viers has launched SoundEffects.com, a new Website that features sound effects content from publishers and independent sound effects producers from around ...
Postal adds UVPhactory talent Postal adds UVPhactory talent
February 10, 2016 –  NEW YORK — Postal (http://postal.tv), the sister shop of integrated content creation studio Humble, has added to its design and VFX team. Executive producer Damijan Saccio and creative director Gene N ...

New York

Postal adds UVPhactory talent Postal adds UVPhactory talent
February 10, 2016 –  NEW YORK — Postal (http://postal.tv), the sister shop of integrated content creation studio Humble, has added to its design and VFX team. Executive producer Damijan Saccio and creative director Gene N ...
Zoic opens New York VFX studio Zoic opens New York VFX studio
February 9, 2016 –  NEW YORK — Emmy-winning visual effects house Zoic Studios has opened a new studio in New York. The company’s third office is being led by veteran VFX producer Colleen Bachman, who serves as EP.
Super Bowl 50: Arcade Edit cuts Bud Light, T-Mobile, Buick & more Super Bowl 50: Arcade Edit cuts Bud Light, T-Mobile, Buick & more
February 9, 2016 –  LOS ANGELES — Arcade Edit, with offices in New York and LA, cut 12 spots that aired on Super Bowl Sunday. The studio cut commercials for Hyundai, Buick, T-Mobile and Bud Light, among others.


People

Rabih Gholam heading up unscripted TV at Studio71 Rabih Gholam heading up unscripted TV at Studio71
February 11, 2016 –  LOS ANGELES — Studio71, the multichannel network of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, announced that the company has hired Rabih Gholam as president of unscripted television, a newly created position. Gholam ...
Postal adds UVPhactory talent Postal adds UVPhactory talent
February 10, 2016 –  NEW YORK — Postal (http://postal.tv), the sister shop of integrated content creation studio Humble, has added to its design and VFX team. Executive producer Damijan Saccio and creative director Gene N ...
Butter Music promotes Mayer, plans European outpost Butter Music promotes Mayer, plans European outpost
February 5, 2016 –  LOS ANGELES — Butter Music + Sound has promoted Annick Mayer to executive producer at their Los Angeles studio. She’s been with Butter for nearly four years, serving as a senior producer in New York, ...

Recent Work

Leftchannel helps E! promote 'Fashion Week' coverage Leftchannel helps E! promote 'Fashion Week' coverage
February 10, 2016 –  COLUMBUS, OH – Leftchannel (www.leftchannel.com) is following up the success of its Fall 2015 promo campaign for E! & New York Fashion Week with a brand-new promo for Fashion Week 2016. 
Super Bowl 50: Cut+Run edits Kia, Apartments.com, Heinz & Jack in the Box spots Super Bowl 50: Cut+Run edits Kia, Apartments.com, Heinz & Jack in the Box spots
February 9, 2016 –  LOS ANGELES — Super Bowl 50 featured four commercials edited by the team at Cut+Run. Jay Nelson, Steve Gandolfi and Isaac Chen all worked on spots that aired during the big game.
Bam mixes 'Maya Angelou' for Sundance premiere Bam mixes 'Maya Angelou' for Sundance premiere
February 8, 2016 –  CHICAGO — Bam Studios (www.bamstudios.com) provided sound design and mixing services for Maya Angelou and Still I Rise, which debuted at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. The feature f ...

Sound Libraries

Sound Ideas acquires Frank Serafine Sound Effects Collection Sound Ideas acquires Frank Serafine Sound Effects Collection
October 7, 2015 –  TORONTO — Sound Ideas (www.sound-ideas.com), one of the largest publishers of professional sound effects, has acquired the Frank Serafine Sound Effects Collection. Frank Serafine is an award-winning H ...
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 ...

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

Storage survey invites input Storage survey invites input
February 10, 2016 –  CULVER CITY, CA — Coughlin Associates (www.tomcoughlin.com) is starting its 2016 survey of media and entertainment professionals to find out how they are using digital storage in all aspects of their ...
Jeff Lowe joins Scale Logic as VP/business development Jeff Lowe joins Scale Logic as VP/business development
February 5, 2016 –  BLOOMINGTON, MN — Scale Logic has added to its management team with the recent hiring of Jeff Lowe, who will serve as VP of business development. Lowe brings over 20 years of experience in sports, med ...
Cutting Edge links render farms for 'Powers' Cutting Edge links render farms for 'Powers'
January 28, 2016 –  SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — When many studios are limited to one facility and a small bank of computers, Australia’s Cutting Edge was sitting on a gold mine – two big VFX studios and all the hardware that cam ...

Studios

Rabih Gholam heading up unscripted TV at Studio71 Rabih Gholam heading up unscripted TV at Studio71
February 11, 2016 –  LOS ANGELES — Studio71, the multichannel network of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, announced that the company has hired Rabih Gholam as president of unscripted television, a newly created position. Gholam ...
Storage survey invites input Storage survey invites input
February 10, 2016 –  CULVER CITY, CA — Coughlin Associates (www.tomcoughlin.com) is starting its 2016 survey of media and entertainment professionals to find out how they are using digital storage in all aspects of their ...
Postal adds UVPhactory talent Postal adds UVPhactory talent
February 10, 2016 –  NEW YORK — Postal (http://postal.tv), the sister shop of integrated content creation studio Humble, has added to its design and VFX team. Executive producer Damijan Saccio and creative director Gene N ...

Video/Film

Rabih Gholam heading up unscripted TV at Studio71 Rabih Gholam heading up unscripted TV at Studio71
February 11, 2016 –  LOS ANGELES — Studio71, the multichannel network of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, announced that the company has hired Rabih Gholam as president of unscripted television, a newly created position. Gholam ...
Storage survey invites input Storage survey invites input
February 10, 2016 –  CULVER CITY, CA — Coughlin Associates (www.tomcoughlin.com) is starting its 2016 survey of media and entertainment professionals to find out how they are using digital storage in all aspects of their ...
SoundEffects.com launches SoundEffects.com launches
February 10, 2016 –  DETROIT — Sound designer/recordist/author Ric Viers has launched SoundEffects.com, a new Website that features sound effects content from publishers and independent sound effects producers from around ...

Visual Effects

Storage survey invites input Storage survey invites input
February 10, 2016 –  CULVER CITY, CA — Coughlin Associates (www.tomcoughlin.com) is starting its 2016 survey of media and entertainment professionals to find out how they are using digital storage in all aspects of their ...
Postal adds UVPhactory talent Postal adds UVPhactory talent
February 10, 2016 –  NEW YORK — Postal (http://postal.tv), the sister shop of integrated content creation studio Humble, has added to its design and VFX team. Executive producer Damijan Saccio and creative director Gene N ...
Leftchannel helps E! promote 'Fashion Week' coverage Leftchannel helps E! promote 'Fashion Week' coverage
February 10, 2016 –  COLUMBUS, OH – Leftchannel (www.leftchannel.com) is following up the success of its Fall 2015 promo campaign for E! & New York Fashion Week with a brand-new promo for Fashion Week 2016.