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May 2015

3D Stereo

The Foundry announces new majority owner The Foundry announces new majority owner
May 22, 2015 –  LONDON — The Foundry (www.thefoundry.co.uk) has announced a new majority investment from HgCapital, a UK private equity firm that’s perceived as one of the top investors in European software and compr ...
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'
May 5, 2015 –  Post connects with a number of studios that contributed to one of the summer's biggest blockbusters, Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Silverdraft building a supercomputer lab in Hollywood Silverdraft building a supercomputer lab in Hollywood
April 13, 2015 –  LAS VEGAS – Silverdraft LLC (www.silverdraft.com) has created a unique supercomputing lab in the heart of Hollywood. Located at the historic Jim Henson Studios, The Silverdraft Center For Content Crea ...

Animation

The Foundry announces new majority owner The Foundry announces new majority owner
May 22, 2015 –  LONDON — The Foundry (www.thefoundry.co.uk) has announced a new majority investment from HgCapital, a UK private equity firm that’s perceived as one of the top investors in European software and compr ...
Animal Logic to open Vancouver animation studio Animal Logic to open Vancouver animation studio
May 20, 2015 –  VANCOUVER — Australian visual effects and animation studio Animal Logic (www.animallogic.com) has expanded its animation production relationship with Warner Bros. Pictures ( Happy Feet, Legend of the ...
Nice Shoes creates 'Pitch Perfect 2' open & end titles Nice Shoes creates 'Pitch Perfect 2' open & end titles
May 20, 2015 –  NEW YORK — Nice Shoes Creative Studio (www.niceshoes.com) created the opening and end titles for Pitch Perfect 2, Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Entertainment’s hit comedy. The film opened last we ...

Audio

Arri restructures, rebrands Arri restructures, rebrands
May 26, 2015 –  MUNICH — Arri Film & TV Services GmbH (www.arri.com) was renamed Arri Media GmbH earlier this month. The new name is a consequence of major restructuring within the company, a subsidiary of Arri A ...
Hit House releases first sound design library Hit House releases first sound design library
May 22, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES — Music production company The Hit House (www.thehithouse.com) is introducing its first sound design library. “Framework” was created specifically to fill the needs of the motion picture t ...
Music 2 Hues offers Memorial Day special, 'Patriotic' tracks Music 2 Hues offers Memorial Day special, 'Patriotic' tracks
May 22, 2015 –  ENFIELD, CT — Production music and sound effects supplier Music 2 Hues (www.music2hues.com) has added a royalty-free title to their Flagship Series. The "Olympic and Patriotic" title is available on a ...

Cameras

Arri restructures, rebrands Arri restructures, rebrands
May 26, 2015 –  MUNICH — Arri Film & TV Services GmbH (www.arri.com) was renamed Arri Media GmbH earlier this month. The new name is a consequence of major restructuring within the company, a subsidiary of Arri A ...
AJA launches "Summer of Savings' promotion AJA launches "Summer of Savings' promotion
May 26, 2015 –  GRASS VALLEY, CA — AJA Video Systems (www.aja.com) has launched its “Summer of Savings” promotion, reducing the price of its CION production camera, Ki Pro Quad, Ki Pro Mini and Ki Pro recorders. CION ...
Panavision invests in Panasonic's VariCam 35 Panavision invests in Panasonic's VariCam 35
May 21, 2015 –  NEWARK, NJ — Panavision (www.Panavision.com) has added to its equipment inventory with the purchase of ten VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders from Panasonic, here.

Digital Intermediates

Nice Shoes partners with Crawford for remote services Nice Shoes partners with Crawford for remote services
April 30, 2015 –  NEW YORK — Nice Shoes (www.niceshoes.com), here, has launched a new remote partnership with Crawford Media Services (www.crawford.com) in Atlanta. The installation of Nice Shoes’ proprietary remote vi ...
Post picks top innovations from NAB 2015 Post picks top innovations from NAB 2015
April 23, 2015 –  LAS VEGAS — The Post team of writers, contributors and industry pros recently returned from the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas with much food for thought, after spending long days on the show floor in sea ...
Blackmagic Design shows DaVinci Resolve 12 Blackmagic Design shows DaVinci Resolve 12
April 14, 2015 –  LAS VEGAS — Blackmagic Design (www.blackmagicdesign.com) has announced DaVinci Resolve 12, a major upgrade with over 80 new features for professional editing and color grading. This update includes a ...

Editing

AJA launches "Summer of Savings' promotion AJA launches "Summer of Savings' promotion
May 26, 2015 –  GRASS VALLEY, CA — AJA Video Systems (www.aja.com) has launched its “Summer of Savings” promotion, reducing the price of its CION production camera, Ki Pro Quad, Ki Pro Mini and Ki Pro recorders. CION ...
Editor Karen Kourtessis joins Union Editor Karen Kourtessis joins Union
May 20, 2015 –  NEW YORK — Editor Karen Kourtessis has joined Union (www.unioneditorial.com), which has locations in Santa Monica, Manhattan, Austin and London. Her commercial work includes projects for Ikea, Olay, A ...
Alphadogs completes 4K finish on Zac Wong’s ‘Revision’ Alphadogs completes 4K finish on Zac Wong’s ‘Revision’
May 19, 2015 –  BURBANK, CA — AlphaDogs ( www.alphadogs.tv) recently completed a 4K finish on director Zac Wong’s new film Revision, by relying on a combination of Adobe Premiere Pro and Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve.

Education

MEWShop to host one-day post event in NY MEWShop to host one-day post event in NY
May 15, 2015 –  NEW YORK — Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop) ( www.mewshop.com ), the authorized digital training destination for post production and content creators, has announced their lineup of guest speakers and ...
Project Dreamspace to share 'virtual production' research Project Dreamspace to share 'virtual production' research
April 30, 2015 –  STUTTGART, GERMANY – Project Dreamspace, a three-year European Commission-funded project tasked with researching and developing tools for creative professionals in visual effects, will present its fir ...
Shure turns 90, celebrates achievements Shure turns 90, celebrates achievements
April 24, 2015 –  NILES, IL — Microphone manufacturer Shure Incorporated (www.shure.com) is celebrating its 90th anniversary. The company was founded in 1925 by S.N. Shure, who initially sold radio part kits. Over the ...

HD

AJA launches "Summer of Savings' promotion AJA launches "Summer of Savings' promotion
May 26, 2015 –  GRASS VALLEY, CA — AJA Video Systems (www.aja.com) has launched its “Summer of Savings” promotion, reducing the price of its CION production camera, Ki Pro Quad, Ki Pro Mini and Ki Pro recorders. CION ...
Panavision invests in Panasonic's VariCam 35 Panavision invests in Panasonic's VariCam 35
May 21, 2015 –  NEWARK, NJ — Panavision (www.Panavision.com) has added to its equipment inventory with the purchase of ten VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders from Panasonic, here.
Sim Group's Bling Digital opens in Brooklyn Sim Group's Bling Digital opens in Brooklyn
May 5, 2015 –  BROOKLYN — The Sim Group (www.simgroup.com), which supplies production and post production equipment and services to the feature and television industry, has expended its offerings into the New York m ...

New Media

The Foundry announces new majority owner The Foundry announces new majority owner
May 22, 2015 –  LONDON — The Foundry (www.thefoundry.co.uk) has announced a new majority investment from HgCapital, a UK private equity firm that’s perceived as one of the top investors in European software and compr ...
MEWShop to host one-day post event in NY MEWShop to host one-day post event in NY
May 15, 2015 –  NEW YORK — Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop) ( www.mewshop.com ), the authorized digital training destination for post production and content creators, has announced their lineup of guest speakers and ...
New NYC agency keeps it 'Nimble' New NYC agency keeps it 'Nimble'
May 6, 2015 –  NEW YORK — Nimble Division (www.nimble division.com) is a new agency that marks the evolution of three distinct companies: MindSmack TV (production and post), The Smack Pack (branding, strategy and de ...

New York

Tribe Pictures opens NYC office Tribe Pictures opens NYC office
May 20, 2015 –  NEW YORK — Tribe Pictures (www.tribepictures.com) has expanded its East Coast presence with a new office New York City. The Chatham, NJ-based corporate video production company has also named Michael ...
New NYC agency keeps it 'Nimble' New NYC agency keeps it 'Nimble'
May 6, 2015 –  NEW YORK — Nimble Division (www.nimble division.com) is a new agency that marks the evolution of three distinct companies: MindSmack TV (production and post), The Smack Pack (branding, strategy and de ...
RuckSackNY taps resources to launch 'Ripple Rug' RuckSackNY taps resources to launch 'Ripple Rug'
May 6, 2015 –  NEW YORK — First, RuckSackNY’s (www.rucksackny.com) Fred and Natasha Ruckel came up with an idea for a new pet product — then, they put their production, design and post skills to use, creating a Kick ...


People

The Foundry announces new majority owner The Foundry announces new majority owner
May 22, 2015 –  LONDON — The Foundry (www.thefoundry.co.uk) has announced a new majority investment from HgCapital, a UK private equity firm that’s perceived as one of the top investors in European software and compr ...
Editor Karen Kourtessis joins Union Editor Karen Kourtessis joins Union
May 20, 2015 –  NEW YORK — Editor Karen Kourtessis has joined Union (www.unioneditorial.com), which has locations in Santa Monica, Manhattan, Austin and London. Her commercial work includes projects for Ikea, Olay, A ...
Spang TV expands to West Coast Spang TV expands to West Coast
May 19, 2015 –  RICHMOND, VA — Commercial production company Spang TV (www.spangtv.com), here, has expanded to the West Coast by teaming with director Andrews Jenkins, who is based in Los Angeles. Spang is known for ...

Recent Work

Nice Shoes creates 'Pitch Perfect 2' open & end titles Nice Shoes creates 'Pitch Perfect 2' open & end titles
May 20, 2015 –  NEW YORK — Nice Shoes Creative Studio (www.niceshoes.com) created the opening and end titles for Pitch Perfect 2, Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Entertainment’s hit comedy. The film opened last we ...
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'
May 5, 2015 –  Post connects with a number of studios that contributed to one of the summer's biggest blockbusters, Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Method completes Avengers-themed Samsung spot Method completes Avengers-themed Samsung spot
May 4, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES — Method Studios (www.methodstudios.com) recently completed work on a theatrical spot for Samsung that ties into the release of the new Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron film. The :60 cinema ...

Sound Libraries

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 ...
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 ...

Stock Footage

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 ...
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 ...

Storage

Quantum's Alex Grossman to keynote Creative Storage Conference Quantum's Alex Grossman to keynote Creative Storage Conference
May 21, 2015 –  CULVER CITY, CA — The 2015 Creative Storage Conference (www.creativestorage.org) is set to take place on June 30th and will feature a keynote address by Quantum’s Alex Grossman. Grossman, who serves a ...
Technicolor-PostWorks' Baselight workflow helps limit rendering Technicolor-PostWorks' Baselight workflow helps limit rendering
April 28, 2015 –  NEW YORK — Technicolor-PostWorks NY has long employed FilmLight’s Baselight for high-performance grading, both for television dramas and documentaries. In recent months, the studio has found that Film ...
Post picks top innovations from NAB 2015 Post picks top innovations from NAB 2015
April 23, 2015 –  LAS VEGAS — The Post team of writers, contributors and industry pros recently returned from the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas with much food for thought, after spending long days on the show floor in sea ...

Studios

Arri restructures, rebrands Arri restructures, rebrands
May 26, 2015 –  MUNICH — Arri Film & TV Services GmbH (www.arri.com) was renamed Arri Media GmbH earlier this month. The new name is a consequence of major restructuring within the company, a subsidiary of Arri A ...
The Foundry announces new majority owner The Foundry announces new majority owner
May 22, 2015 –  LONDON — The Foundry (www.thefoundry.co.uk) has announced a new majority investment from HgCapital, a UK private equity firm that’s perceived as one of the top investors in European software and compr ...
Hit House releases first sound design library Hit House releases first sound design library
May 22, 2015 –  LOS ANGELES — Music production company The Hit House (www.thehithouse.com) is introducing its first sound design library. “Framework” was created specifically to fill the needs of the motion picture t ...

Video/Film

Arri restructures, rebrands Arri restructures, rebrands
May 26, 2015 –  MUNICH — Arri Film & TV Services GmbH (www.arri.com) was renamed Arri Media GmbH earlier this month. The new name is a consequence of major restructuring within the company, a subsidiary of Arri A ...
AJA launches "Summer of Savings' promotion AJA launches "Summer of Savings' promotion
May 26, 2015 –  GRASS VALLEY, CA — AJA Video Systems (www.aja.com) has launched its “Summer of Savings” promotion, reducing the price of its CION production camera, Ki Pro Quad, Ki Pro Mini and Ki Pro recorders. CION ...
The Foundry announces new majority owner The Foundry announces new majority owner
May 22, 2015 –  LONDON — The Foundry (www.thefoundry.co.uk) has announced a new majority investment from HgCapital, a UK private equity firm that’s perceived as one of the top investors in European software and compr ...

Visual Effects

The Foundry announces new majority owner The Foundry announces new majority owner
May 22, 2015 –  LONDON — The Foundry (www.thefoundry.co.uk) has announced a new majority investment from HgCapital, a UK private equity firm that’s perceived as one of the top investors in European software and compr ...
Quantum's Alex Grossman to keynote Creative Storage Conference Quantum's Alex Grossman to keynote Creative Storage Conference
May 21, 2015 –  CULVER CITY, CA — The 2015 Creative Storage Conference (www.creativestorage.org) is set to take place on June 30th and will feature a keynote address by Quantum’s Alex Grossman. Grossman, who serves a ...
Nice Shoes creates 'Pitch Perfect 2' open & end titles Nice Shoes creates 'Pitch Perfect 2' open & end titles
May 20, 2015 –  NEW YORK — Nice Shoes Creative Studio (www.niceshoes.com) created the opening and end titles for Pitch Perfect 2, Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Entertainment’s hit comedy. The film opened last we ...