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August 2015

3D Stereo

Nvidia introduces DesignWorks VR Nvidia introduces DesignWorks VR
August 11, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES — At the SIGGRAPH Conference in Los Angeles, Nvidia introduced DesignWorks VR, a GPU-accelerated toolset that enables headset and application developers to push the limits of photorealism ...
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 ...

Animation

VIEW Conference announces keynote speakers VIEW Conference announces keynote speakers
August 31, 2015 –  TURIN, ITALY — The 16th annual VIEW Conference will take place in Turin from October 19th through 23rd, bringing together professionals across the digital arts industry. The conference recently announ ...
VFX producer Scott Coulter joins MastersFX VFX producer Scott Coulter joins MastersFX
August 28, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES & VANCOUVER — Character-effects firm MastersFX (www.mastersfx.com) has named longtime VFX producer Scott Coulter as its new VP/EP of visual effects. He worked with the studio and its f ...
Rising Sun Pictures to offer compositing course Rising Sun Pictures to offer compositing course
August 25, 2015 –  ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA — Aspiring visual effects artists have an opportunity to learn the basics of compositing through a new course offered by Rising Sun Pictures (www.rsp.com.au), here. “Introduc ...

Audio

Deluxe Toronto provides services for 19 TIFF selections Deluxe Toronto provides services for 19 TIFF selections
September 2, 2015 –  TORONTO — Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. provided a wide range of creative services and digital solutions for 19 of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (www.tiff.net ) selections ...
VIEW Conference announces keynote speakers VIEW Conference announces keynote speakers
August 31, 2015 –  TURIN, ITALY — The 16th annual VIEW Conference will take place in Turin from October 19th through 23rd, bringing together professionals across the digital arts industry. The conference recently announ ...
Artbeats launches subscription-based ArtbeatsExpress.com Artbeats launches subscription-based ArtbeatsExpress.com
August 25, 2015 –  MYRTLE CREEK, OR — Stock footage provider Artbeats has launched a new sales platform (www.artbeatsexpress.com), which offers individual downloads of 4K versions of the company’s most popular categorie ...

Cameras

FilmEd Academy upgrades with Panasonic 4K cameras FilmEd Academy upgrades with Panasonic 4K cameras
September 2, 2015 –  NEWPORT BEACH, CA — FilmEd Academy of the Arts (www.cinematicarts.org), which provides production services and filmmaking training to high schools throughout Orange County, recently added 18 Panasonic ...
Red to host underwater filmmaking workshop with Andy B. Casagrande IV Red to host underwater filmmaking workshop with Andy B. Casagrande IV
September 2, 2015 –  MIAMI — Red Digital Cinema will host two-day event featuring Emmy Award-winning cinematographer, producer, and wildlife TV host, Andy B. Casagrande IV. The free event will take place at the company’s ...
Canon developing compact 4K projector Canon developing compact 4K projector
September 1, 2015 –  MELVILLE, NY — Canon Inc. (www.usa.canon.com) has announced that it is developing an LCOS projector capable of displaying video and still images at a resolution up to 4,096x2,400 pixels with 5,000 lum ...

Digital Intermediates

Modern VideoFilm shares knowledge, expands team Modern VideoFilm shares knowledge, expands team
August 25, 2015 –  BURBANK, CA — Modern VideoFilm colorist Bryan McMahan recently participated in a 4K/HDR panel discussion presented by Key Code Media. The event took place on the Sony lot and gave McMahan ( Knight of ...
OSCARS: 20 Scientific and Technical Achievements under consideration OSCARS: 20 Scientific and Technical Achievements under consideration
August 24, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES — The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 20 scientific and technical achievements, involving 11 distinct investigat ...
SmallHD giving away free LUTs based on iconic films SmallHD giving away free LUTs based on iconic films
August 19, 2015 –  CARY, NC — SmallHD (www.smallhd.com), which offers compact, full HD on-camera monitors, is giving away a free set of color grades that recreate the distinctive look of seven different iconic films. Th ...

Editing

FilmEd Academy upgrades with Panasonic 4K cameras FilmEd Academy upgrades with Panasonic 4K cameras
September 2, 2015 –  NEWPORT BEACH, CA — FilmEd Academy of the Arts (www.cinematicarts.org), which provides production services and filmmaking training to high schools throughout Orange County, recently added 18 Panasonic ...
Deluxe Toronto provides services for 19 TIFF selections Deluxe Toronto provides services for 19 TIFF selections
September 2, 2015 –  TORONTO — Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. provided a wide range of creative services and digital solutions for 19 of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (www.tiff.net ) selections ...
Grass Valley to release Edius update in October Grass Valley to release Edius update in October
September 2, 2015 –  AMSTERDAM — At the IBC show (September 11-15), Montreal-based Grass Valley (www.grassvalley.com) is previewing Version 8.1 of its Edius editing platform. The update continues to focus on video editing ...

Education

FilmEd Academy upgrades with Panasonic 4K cameras FilmEd Academy upgrades with Panasonic 4K cameras
September 2, 2015 –  NEWPORT BEACH, CA — FilmEd Academy of the Arts (www.cinematicarts.org), which provides production services and filmmaking training to high schools throughout Orange County, recently added 18 Panasonic ...
Red to host underwater filmmaking workshop with Andy B. Casagrande IV Red to host underwater filmmaking workshop with Andy B. Casagrande IV
September 2, 2015 –  MIAMI — Red Digital Cinema will host two-day event featuring Emmy Award-winning cinematographer, producer, and wildlife TV host, Andy B. Casagrande IV. The free event will take place at the company’s ...
Editors' Lounge to host 'end-of-summer' event on 9/25 Editors' Lounge to host 'end-of-summer' event on 9/25
September 1, 2015 –  BURBANK, CA — The Editors’ Lounge will host its end-of-summer celebration on Friday, September 25, with an informal evening of discussions and networking. The free event is open to all post profession ...

HD

FilmEd Academy upgrades with Panasonic 4K cameras FilmEd Academy upgrades with Panasonic 4K cameras
September 2, 2015 –  NEWPORT BEACH, CA — FilmEd Academy of the Arts (www.cinematicarts.org), which provides production services and filmmaking training to high schools throughout Orange County, recently added 18 Panasonic ...
Red to host underwater filmmaking workshop with Andy B. Casagrande IV Red to host underwater filmmaking workshop with Andy B. Casagrande IV
September 2, 2015 –  MIAMI — Red Digital Cinema will host two-day event featuring Emmy Award-winning cinematographer, producer, and wildlife TV host, Andy B. Casagrande IV. The free event will take place at the company’s ...
Canon developing compact 4K projector Canon developing compact 4K projector
September 1, 2015 –  MELVILLE, NY — Canon Inc. (www.usa.canon.com) has announced that it is developing an LCOS projector capable of displaying video and still images at a resolution up to 4,096x2,400 pixels with 5,000 lum ...

New Media

VIEW Conference announces keynote speakers VIEW Conference announces keynote speakers
August 31, 2015 –  TURIN, ITALY — The 16th annual VIEW Conference will take place in Turin from October 19th through 23rd, bringing together professionals across the digital arts industry. The conference recently announ ...
Josh Olson joins Refinery AV Josh Olson joins Refinery AV
August 21, 2015 –  SHERMAN OAKS, CA — Marketing agency The Refinery AV (www.therefinerycreative.com) has hired Josh Olson as SVP of theatrical/creative director. He brings more than a decade of experience in entertainme ...
Cogswell students named finalists in Google developer contest Cogswell students named finalists in Google developer contest
August 19, 2015 –  SUNNYVALE, CA — Two original apps developed by students at Cogswell College (www.cogswell.edu) have been named as finalists in Google’s 2015 “Project Tango Developer” Contest. These two projects are n ...

New York

1stAveMachine opens London location 1stAveMachine opens London location
September 3, 2015 –  LONDON — Mixed media production company 1stAveMachine (http://1stavemachine.com), which has offices in Brooklyn, NY, and Santa Monica, CA, has established a European footprint by opening a new, dedica ...
Cut+Run adds to editing team Cut+Run adds to editing team
September 1, 2015 –  NEW YORK — Editor Robert Ryang has joined the New York office of Cut+Run (www.cutandrun.com). The studio also has offices in London, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Austin, and he will be available for ...
Canon developing compact 4K projector Canon developing compact 4K projector
September 1, 2015 –  MELVILLE, NY — Canon Inc. (www.usa.canon.com) has announced that it is developing an LCOS projector capable of displaying video and still images at a resolution up to 4,096x2,400 pixels with 5,000 lum ...


People

Cut+Run adds to editing team Cut+Run adds to editing team
September 1, 2015 –  NEW YORK — Editor Robert Ryang has joined the New York office of Cut+Run (www.cutandrun.com). The studio also has offices in London, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Austin, and he will be available for ...
VIEW Conference announces keynote speakers VIEW Conference announces keynote speakers
August 31, 2015 –  TURIN, ITALY — The 16th annual VIEW Conference will take place in Turin from October 19th through 23rd, bringing together professionals across the digital arts industry. The conference recently announ ...
VFX producer Scott Coulter joins MastersFX VFX producer Scott Coulter joins MastersFX
August 28, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES & VANCOUVER — Character-effects firm MastersFX (www.mastersfx.com) has named longtime VFX producer Scott Coulter as its new VP/EP of visual effects. He worked with the studio and its f ...

Recent Work

Sim Group companies support numerous Emmy-nominated shows Sim Group companies support numerous Emmy-nominated shows
August 20, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES — Chainsaw, a Sim Group company (www.simgroup.com), provided post production services for 11 television productions that received a total of 54 nominations for this year’s Emmy Awards. The ...
Mytherapy grades comedic sci-fi feature 'Absolutely Anything' Mytherapy grades comedic sci-fi feature 'Absolutely Anything'
August 14, 2015 –  LONDON — Absolutely Anything, the British sci-fi/comedy starring Simon Pegg, was graded by Mytherapy (http://mytherapy.tv) founder/chief colorist Dado Valentic using Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolv ...
'The Reel Thing' symposium to look at preservation & restoration 'The Reel Thing' symposium to look at preservation & restoration
August 13, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES — The 35th edition of The Reel Thing (www.the-reel-thing.com) technical symposium returns to Los Angeles this month, with two full days of sessions that look at the preservation of media a ...

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

Imation targets M&E with Nexsan storage solution Imation targets M&E with Nexsan storage solution
September 1, 2015 –  OAKDALE, MN — Earlier this year, Imation (www.imation.com) introduced the Nexsan Fibre Channel Hybrid Storage Appliance, which is purpose-built for media & entertainment and data protection worklo ...
January conference to look at 'Storage for the next 5,000 years' January conference to look at 'Storage for the next 5,000 years'
August 20, 2015 –  LAS VEGAS — The Fifteenth Annual Storage Visions Conference will take place in Las Vegas at the Luxor Hotel Convention Center on January 4th and 5th, 2016 at the Luxor Hotel Convention Center in Las V ...
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, ...

Studios

FilmEd Academy upgrades with Panasonic 4K cameras FilmEd Academy upgrades with Panasonic 4K cameras
September 2, 2015 –  NEWPORT BEACH, CA — FilmEd Academy of the Arts (www.cinematicarts.org), which provides production services and filmmaking training to high schools throughout Orange County, recently added 18 Panasonic ...
Deluxe Toronto provides services for 19 TIFF selections Deluxe Toronto provides services for 19 TIFF selections
September 2, 2015 –  TORONTO — Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. provided a wide range of creative services and digital solutions for 19 of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (www.tiff.net ) selections ...
Cut+Run adds to editing team Cut+Run adds to editing team
September 1, 2015 –  NEW YORK — Editor Robert Ryang has joined the New York office of Cut+Run (www.cutandrun.com). The studio also has offices in London, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Austin, and he will be available for ...

Video/Film

FilmEd Academy upgrades with Panasonic 4K cameras FilmEd Academy upgrades with Panasonic 4K cameras
September 2, 2015 –  NEWPORT BEACH, CA — FilmEd Academy of the Arts (www.cinematicarts.org), which provides production services and filmmaking training to high schools throughout Orange County, recently added 18 Panasonic ...
Deluxe Toronto provides services for 19 TIFF selections Deluxe Toronto provides services for 19 TIFF selections
September 2, 2015 –  TORONTO — Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. provided a wide range of creative services and digital solutions for 19 of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (www.tiff.net ) selections ...
Red to host underwater filmmaking workshop with Andy B. Casagrande IV Red to host underwater filmmaking workshop with Andy B. Casagrande IV
September 2, 2015 –  MIAMI — Red Digital Cinema will host two-day event featuring Emmy Award-winning cinematographer, producer, and wildlife TV host, Andy B. Casagrande IV. The free event will take place at the company’s ...

Visual Effects

VFX producer Scott Coulter joins MastersFX VFX producer Scott Coulter joins MastersFX
August 28, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES & VANCOUVER — Character-effects firm MastersFX (www.mastersfx.com) has named longtime VFX producer Scott Coulter as its new VP/EP of visual effects. He worked with the studio and its f ...
Blackmagic releases free beta version of Fusion 8 Blackmagic releases free beta version of Fusion 8
August 27, 2015 –  FREMONT, CA — Blackmagic Design has released the public beta of the free version of Fusion 8, its visual effects and motion graphics software. The software can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design ...
Rising Sun Pictures to offer compositing course Rising Sun Pictures to offer compositing course
August 25, 2015 –  ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA — Aspiring visual effects artists have an opportunity to learn the basics of compositing through a new course offered by Rising Sun Pictures (www.rsp.com.au), here. “Introduc ...