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August 2014

3D Stereo

India's Gemini FX continues investment in Quantel solutions India's Gemini FX continues investment in Quantel solutions
August 18, 2014 –  CHENNAI, INDIA — Gemini FX, the Chennai-based digital film operation that’s part of the Gemini Industries and Imaging group, has purchased three turnkey Quantel (www.quantel.com) Pablo Rio 4K color an ...
Sony partners with Assimilate on free Scratch Lab license Sony partners with Assimilate on free Scratch Lab license
August 14, 2014 –  LIMA, PERU — Sony Professional Solutions Latin America (www.sonypro-latin.com) is offering a free license of Assimilate’s Scratch Lab advanced dailies software to customers who purchase a high-end F5, ...
SIGGRAPH 2014: Nvidia ships Visual Computing Appliance SIGGRAPH 2014: Nvidia ships Visual Computing Appliance
August 13, 2014 –  SAN JOSE, CA — Nvidia (www.nvidia.com) is now shipping its Visual Computing Appliance (VCA) which dramatically accelerates ray tracing, enabling users to interact with computer models of such high vis ...

Animation

Gentleman Scholar completes Otterbox spot Gentleman Scholar completes Otterbox spot
August 28, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Gentleman Scholar (http://gentlemanscholar.com) created a :30 spot for Otterbox that uses rapidly-cut vignettes, evocative imagery and dynamic typography to promote the company's new Alp ...
Emmys: Rodeo FX honored for 'Game of Thrones' VFX Emmys: Rodeo FX honored for 'Game of Thrones' VFX
August 26, 2014 –  MONTREAL — Rodeo FX received an Emmy Award for its visual effects contributions to HBO’s Game of Thrones. Acting as one of the main VFX vendors on the series, the Montreal-based company created a tota ...
Google acquires maker of Zync Render Google acquires maker of Zync Render
August 26, 2014 –  MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - Google has acquired Zync Inc., the developer of the Zync Render cloud-based rendering solution. A visual effects cloud rendering technology, Zync Render has been used on features s ...

Audio

Undercurrent Labs putting Yamaha's Nuage to use Undercurrent Labs putting Yamaha's Nuage to use
August 25, 2014 –  ATLANTA — John Penn is an independent film/music composer, 3D sound designer, producer, media-tech entrepreneur, and owner of Undercurrent Labs (www.undercurrentlabs.com), the company he founded in 20 ...
NYC's Nutmeg adds sound designer/engineer Brian Beatrice NYC's Nutmeg adds sound designer/engineer Brian Beatrice
August 22, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Nutmeg Post (http://nutmegpost.com) has added Emmy Award-winning sound designer/engineer Brian Beatrice to its creative team. He is known for his short-form work for Nickelodeon, Food Netwo ...
Bobby Sorrentino closes Penny Lane, joins AudioEngine Bobby Sorrentino closes Penny Lane, joins AudioEngine
August 18, 2014 –  NEW YORK - Former Penny Lane owner and senior mixer Bobby Sorrentino (www.audioengine.net) will make his new home at AudioEngine|NYC after the closure of Penny Lane studios in mid-August. Penny Lane i ...

Cameras

OSCARS: 21 technologies under consideration for achievement OSCARS: 21 technologies under consideration for achievement
August 18, 2014 –  BEVERLY HILLS — The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (www.oscars.org) announced that 21 scientific and technical achievements have been sele ...
Sony partners with Assimilate on free Scratch Lab license Sony partners with Assimilate on free Scratch Lab license
August 14, 2014 –  LIMA, PERU — Sony Professional Solutions Latin America (www.sonypro-latin.com) is offering a free license of Assimilate’s Scratch Lab advanced dailies software to customers who purchase a high-end F5, ...
Kodak presents scholarship awards Kodak presents scholarship awards
August 11, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES – Kodak (www.kodak.com) and the University Film and Video Foundation (UFVF) recently announced the recipients of the 2014 Kodak Student Scholarship Awards and Kodak Student Cinematography ...

Digital Intermediates

Ntropic colors Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Ntropic colors Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda'
August 28, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Ntropic (http://ntropic.com) colorist Trevor Durtschi teamed up with director Colin Tilley and production company London Alley Entertainment recently to complete Nicki Minaj's much talked a ...
India's Gemini FX continues investment in Quantel solutions India's Gemini FX continues investment in Quantel solutions
August 18, 2014 –  CHENNAI, INDIA — Gemini FX, the Chennai-based digital film operation that’s part of the Gemini Industries and Imaging group, has purchased three turnkey Quantel (www.quantel.com) Pablo Rio 4K color an ...
Sony partners with Assimilate on free Scratch Lab license Sony partners with Assimilate on free Scratch Lab license
August 14, 2014 –  LIMA, PERU — Sony Professional Solutions Latin America (www.sonypro-latin.com) is offering a free license of Assimilate’s Scratch Lab advanced dailies software to customers who purchase a high-end F5, ...

Editing

OSCARS: 21 technologies under consideration for achievement OSCARS: 21 technologies under consideration for achievement
August 18, 2014 –  BEVERLY HILLS — The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (www.oscars.org) announced that 21 scientific and technical achievements have been sele ...
India's Gemini FX continues investment in Quantel solutions India's Gemini FX continues investment in Quantel solutions
August 18, 2014 –  CHENNAI, INDIA — Gemini FX, the Chennai-based digital film operation that’s part of the Gemini Industries and Imaging group, has purchased three turnkey Quantel (www.quantel.com) Pablo Rio 4K color an ...
Creative Arts Emmy Awards presented in LA Creative Arts Emmy Awards presented in LA
August 18, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — On Saturday, the Television Academy presented the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards for programs and individual achievements. The event took place at the Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angele ...

Education

Kodak presents scholarship awards Kodak presents scholarship awards
August 11, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES – Kodak (www.kodak.com) and the University Film and Video Foundation (UFVF) recently announced the recipients of the 2014 Kodak Student Scholarship Awards and Kodak Student Cinematography ...
Q&A: SIGGRAPH 2014 conference chair Dave Shreiner Q&A: SIGGRAPH 2014 conference chair Dave Shreiner
August 11, 2014 –  VANCOUVER — SIGGRAPH 2014 is finally here. Exhibitors and attendees are making their way to Vancouver, British Columbia, to begin a new chapter celebrating the advancements in computer graphics techno ...
UK's Industry Workshops to host digital artist event UK's Industry Workshops to host digital artist event
August 8, 2014 –  LONDON — Later this month, digital artists will come together in East London for a three-day workshop presented by leading visual effects artists. Industry Workshops will present technical and philoso ...

HD

OSCARS: 21 technologies under consideration for achievement OSCARS: 21 technologies under consideration for achievement
August 18, 2014 –  BEVERLY HILLS — The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (www.oscars.org) announced that 21 scientific and technical achievements have been sele ...
India's Gemini FX continues investment in Quantel solutions India's Gemini FX continues investment in Quantel solutions
August 18, 2014 –  CHENNAI, INDIA — Gemini FX, the Chennai-based digital film operation that’s part of the Gemini Industries and Imaging group, has purchased three turnkey Quantel (www.quantel.com) Pablo Rio 4K color an ...
Creative Arts Emmy Awards presented in LA Creative Arts Emmy Awards presented in LA
August 18, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — On Saturday, the Television Academy presented the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards for programs and individual achievements. The event took place at the Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angele ...

New Media

Mackie introduces affordable desktop monitors Mackie introduces affordable desktop monitors
July 16, 2014 –  WOODINVILLE, WA — Mackie has introduced a new desktop-friendly, compact monitor line. The Creative Reference Multimedia Monitor Series includes two models — the CR3 and CR4 — with three-inch or four-i ...
New Maxon Website inspires creativity & competition New Maxon Website inspires creativity & competition
July 15, 2014 –  FRIEDRICHSDORF, GERMANY — 3D software developer Maxon has launched a new Website where digital artists using Adobe After Effects CC and Cinema 4D Lite can compete in theme-related animation contests.
Fitness In Post offers tips for healthy living Fitness In Post offers tips for healthy living
July 10, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Fitness in Post is a new Website that’s designed help post pros achieve better health. The site – www.fitnessinpost.com - is designed to serve as a central location to learn about nutrit ...

People

NYC's Nutmeg adds sound designer/engineer Brian Beatrice NYC's Nutmeg adds sound designer/engineer Brian Beatrice
August 22, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Nutmeg Post (http://nutmegpost.com) has added Emmy Award-winning sound designer/engineer Brian Beatrice to its creative team. He is known for his short-form work for Nickelodeon, Food Netwo ...
Former Look Effects president responds to 'anonymous' letter Former Look Effects president responds to 'anonymous' letter
August 21, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Last week, I received an “Anonymous” email with a letter attached to it that was said to have been prepared by a core group of former Look Effects employees. The visual effects studio, whic ...
Bobby Sorrentino closes Penny Lane, joins AudioEngine Bobby Sorrentino closes Penny Lane, joins AudioEngine
August 18, 2014 –  NEW YORK - Former Penny Lane owner and senior mixer Bobby Sorrentino (www.audioengine.net) will make his new home at AudioEngine|NYC after the closure of Penny Lane studios in mid-August. Penny Lane i ...

Recent Work

Ntropic colors Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Ntropic colors Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda'
August 28, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Ntropic (http://ntropic.com) colorist Trevor Durtschi teamed up with director Colin Tilley and production company London Alley Entertainment recently to complete Nicki Minaj's much talked a ...
Gentleman Scholar completes Otterbox spot Gentleman Scholar completes Otterbox spot
August 28, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Gentleman Scholar (http://gentlemanscholar.com) created a :30 spot for Otterbox that uses rapidly-cut vignettes, evocative imagery and dynamic typography to promote the company's new Alp ...
Emmys: Rodeo FX honored for 'Game of Thrones' VFX Emmys: Rodeo FX honored for 'Game of Thrones' VFX
August 26, 2014 –  MONTREAL — Rodeo FX received an Emmy Award for its visual effects contributions to HBO’s Game of Thrones. Acting as one of the main VFX vendors on the series, the Montreal-based company created a tota ...

Sound Libraries

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 ...
Bleeding Fingers holds launch party in NYC Bleeding Fingers holds launch party in NYC
May 14, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop (www.bleedingfingersmusic.com) held its launch party recently at Soho House in NYC. The company is a joint venture between Extreme Music, the product ...
Audio Network expands in US Audio Network expands in US
March 26, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Audio Network (http://us.audionetwork.com), which specializes in music for film, television and video, has announced a number of key appointments to its US sales team and copyright departme ...

Stock Footage

Artbeats celebrates 25 years in stock footage Artbeats celebrates 25 years in stock footage
July 30, 2014 –  MYRTLE CREEK, OREGON — Artbeats ( www.artbeats.com) , a provider of royalty-free stock footage, announces the celebration of 25 years in business. Founded in 1989, with an opportunity to supply backgr ...
Editors' Lounge to welcome Avid, Filmlight & Pond5 Editors' Lounge to welcome Avid, Filmlight & Pond5
January 20, 2014 –  BURBANK — The Editors’ Lounge kicks off 2014 with presentations from Avid, Filmlight, and Pond5 this month. The event will be held on Friday, January 31, at AlphaDogs Post Production (1612 W. Olive Av ...
StormStock captures devastating Oklahoma tornado StormStock captures devastating Oklahoma tornado
June 4, 2013 –  ARLINGTON, TX — The StormStock (www.stormstock.com) team captured the deadly tornado that ripped through El Reno, OK and parts of the Oklahoma City area last Friday.

Storage

ProMax acquires Cache-A, plans advanced workflow solutions ProMax acquires Cache-A, plans advanced workflow solutions
July 25, 2014 –  SANTA ANA, CA — ProMax Systems (www.promax.com), the manufacturer of high-performance video storage servers and editing workstations, has acquired Cache-A (www.Cache-A.com), a supplier of network-atta ...
Small Tree co-founder Corky Seeber retires Small Tree co-founder Corky Seeber retires
July 18, 2014 –  OAKDALE, MN — Corky Seeber, co-founder and president of Small Tree (www.small-tree.com) , has retired from the company. Seeber founded Small Tree in 2003 with Steve Modica and three other partners, an ...
Creative Storage Conference to hold future of content delivery panel Creative Storage Conference to hold future of content delivery panel
June 10, 2014 –  SAN JOSE, CA — The 2014 Creative Storage Conference (www.creativestorage.org), which will be held on June 24, 2014 in Culver City, CA, is set to include a panel discussion on “Trekking to the Clouds: ...

Studios

Ntropic colors Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Ntropic colors Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda'
August 28, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Ntropic (http://ntropic.com) colorist Trevor Durtschi teamed up with director Colin Tilley and production company London Alley Entertainment recently to complete Nicki Minaj's much talked a ...
Emmys: Rodeo FX honored for 'Game of Thrones' VFX Emmys: Rodeo FX honored for 'Game of Thrones' VFX
August 26, 2014 –  MONTREAL — Rodeo FX received an Emmy Award for its visual effects contributions to HBO’s Game of Thrones. Acting as one of the main VFX vendors on the series, the Montreal-based company created a tota ...
Undercurrent Labs putting Yamaha's Nuage to use Undercurrent Labs putting Yamaha's Nuage to use
August 25, 2014 –  ATLANTA — John Penn is an independent film/music composer, 3D sound designer, producer, media-tech entrepreneur, and owner of Undercurrent Labs (www.undercurrentlabs.com), the company he founded in 20 ...

Video/Film

Ntropic colors Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Ntropic colors Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda'
August 28, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Ntropic (http://ntropic.com) colorist Trevor Durtschi teamed up with director Colin Tilley and production company London Alley Entertainment recently to complete Nicki Minaj's much talked a ...
Gentleman Scholar completes Otterbox spot Gentleman Scholar completes Otterbox spot
August 28, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Gentleman Scholar (http://gentlemanscholar.com) created a :30 spot for Otterbox that uses rapidly-cut vignettes, evocative imagery and dynamic typography to promote the company's new Alp ...
Emmys: Rodeo FX honored for 'Game of Thrones' VFX Emmys: Rodeo FX honored for 'Game of Thrones' VFX
August 26, 2014 –  MONTREAL — Rodeo FX received an Emmy Award for its visual effects contributions to HBO’s Game of Thrones. Acting as one of the main VFX vendors on the series, the Montreal-based company created a tota ...

Visual Effects

Gentleman Scholar completes Otterbox spot Gentleman Scholar completes Otterbox spot
August 28, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Gentleman Scholar (http://gentlemanscholar.com) created a :30 spot for Otterbox that uses rapidly-cut vignettes, evocative imagery and dynamic typography to promote the company's new Alp ...
Emmys: Rodeo FX honored for 'Game of Thrones' VFX Emmys: Rodeo FX honored for 'Game of Thrones' VFX
August 26, 2014 –  MONTREAL — Rodeo FX received an Emmy Award for its visual effects contributions to HBO’s Game of Thrones. Acting as one of the main VFX vendors on the series, the Montreal-based company created a tota ...
Google acquires maker of Zync Render Google acquires maker of Zync Render
August 26, 2014 –  MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - Google has acquired Zync Inc., the developer of the Zync Render cloud-based rendering solution. A visual effects cloud rendering technology, Zync Render has been used on features s ...