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The Hit House Introduces ‘Spheres’ — Music to Clear Your Chakras

The Hit House Introduces ‘Spheres’ — Music to Clear Your Chakras

Music production company The Hit House has released a new series entitled Spheres. The album represents a new sound and a new soul from The Hit House, says Executive Producer Sally House.Read more...

Imagineer Systems Celebrates the Season With its Annual Halloween Video Contest

Imagineer Systems Celebrates the Season With its Annual Halloween Video Contest

Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® planar tracking technology, is again on the lookout for the year’s most horrifying, or most hysterical, Halloween short film.Read more...

The Astronauts Guild is Developing One of the First Stereoscopic 180- and 360-Degree Cameras

The Astronauts Guild is Developing One of the First Stereoscopic 180- and 360-Degree Cameras

The Astronauts Guild succeeded as stereoscopic producers by staying lean and mean, the company says, and by adapting current equipment and technology. Those experiences gave them the insight to develop 180- and 360-degree camera systems for shooting first person, live-action virtual reality experiences.Read more...

Music 2 Hues Releases New Royalty-Free Flagship Series Title – ‘Folk Acoustic Blues’

Music 2 Hues Releases New Royalty-Free Flagship Series Title – ‘Folk Acoustic Blues’

Andy Wells, creative director of Music 2 Hues says, Folk Acoustic Blues is a collection of acoustic blues tracks, covering all the bases for folk-style Americana blues.Read more...

Technicolor–PostWorks Helps Bring Marcus Robinson’s ‘Rebuilding the World Trade Center’ to the History Channel

Technicolor–PostWorks Helps Bring Marcus Robinson’s ‘Rebuilding the World Trade Center’ to the History Channel

Rebuilding the World Trade Center, Irish artist and filmmaker Marcus Robinson’s documentary about the reconstruction of the New York City landmark, made its U.S. premiere on HISTORY on Sept. 11, 2014.Read more...

Athena Studios In Production on Stop Motion Animated Short ‘Mermaids On Mars’

Athena Studios In Production on Stop Motion Animated Short ‘Mermaids On Mars’

Athena Studios, an Emeryville, Calif.-based company specializing in animation for film and multimedia clients, is currently in production on a new, stop-motion animated short film entitled Mermaids on Mars.Read more...

yU+co Crafts Thoughtful Yet Provocative Title Sequence For HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’

yU+co Crafts Thoughtful Yet Provocative Title Sequence For HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’

Set to Max Richter’s ominous, mournful orchestral score, the title sequence slowly reveals itself as a series of haunting images that juxtapose shots of people floating helplessly away toward the heavens with those left behind, depicted as grieving, angry and confused.Read more...

Synthetic Pictures Signs Award-Winning Director Erik Anderson

Synthetic Pictures Signs Award-Winning Director Erik Anderson

Synthetic Pictures has signed director Erik Anderson, winner of the 2013 SHOOT New Directors Showcase. Specializing in “docu-style,” lifestyle, and automotive content, Anderson’s clients include Microsoft, Riddell, Maria Stopes Int’l, and the Rockefeller Foundation.Read more...

Polaroid Introduces the Cube 'Lifestyle Action Camera'

Polaroid Introduces the Cube 'Lifestyle Action Camera'

In what can be seen a competitor to the popular GoPro portable camera system, Polaroid introduces the Cube lifestyle action camera.Read more...

American Society of Cinematographers Accepting Entries in Television Categories

American Society of Cinematographers Accepting Entries in Television Categories

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is accepting submissions in the television categories for the 29th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards.Read more...

Cogswell College to Present U.S. Premiere of SIGGRAPH 2014’s Computer Animation Festival

Cogswell College to Present U.S. Premiere of SIGGRAPH 2014’s Computer Animation Festival

Cogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique, project-based curriculum fusing digital art, engineering and entrepreneurship, in partnership with Silicon Valley ACM SIGGRAPH, will present the U.S. premiere of the SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival on Sept. 10th.Read more...

RTW Launches Online Store

RTW Launches Online Store

With so much technology now available for download, RTW saw an opportunity to serve its customers even more promptly and efficiently.Read more...

LipSync Is Helping SyFy Network Reimagine Ancient Greece

LipSync Is Helping SyFy Network Reimagine Ancient Greece

LipSync will provide equity investment and full post-production services for the $30-million, 13-episode TV series Olympus, which is scheduled to appear on the SyFy channel in early 2015.Read more...

Cogswell College’s MediaWorks Initiative Marks One Year Anniversary

Cogswell College’s MediaWorks Initiative Marks One Year Anniversary

MediaWorks is a project-based learning course in Cogswell’s Digital Audio Technology program. MediaWorks produces short audiovisual pieces in collaboration with students of the Digital Art & Animation program, for various real-world businesses and organizations based in Silicon Valley and beyond.Read more...

Warner/Chappell Production Music Produces Fight Songs for the New ESPN-Developed SEC Network

Warner/Chappell Production Music Produces Fight Songs for the New ESPN-Developed SEC Network

Warner/Chappell Production Music has produced new fight songs for all of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) teams for use on the new, ESPN-developed SEC Network.Read more...

Video of the Day: Celebrating Roger Deakins

Video of the Day: Celebrating Roger Deakins

Making the rounds on the web this week is a supercut of some of the best cinematography of Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC.Read more...

From Our Blog: Remembering Robin Williams

From Our Blog: Remembering Robin Williams

When a legend dies, people dig into their memory vaults to find something to say, something to recall that might be comforting to others, something that puts them into the picture with the legend.Read more...

Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for Marvel’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for Marvel’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

Proof Inc., a leading visualization houses, provided extensive previs and postvis services to the new Marvel Studios motion picture Guardians of the Galaxy. The film was released by Walt Disney Studios on August 1.Read more...

From our Blog: A New Animated Video From Gasket Studios

From our Blog: A New Animated Video From Gasket Studios

This past June, the city of Provincetown, Mass., held its 16th Annual Provincetown Film Festival (PFF), which is dedicated to showcasing new achievements in film and honoring the work of acclaimed and emerging directors, producers and actors.Read more...

Signiant Wins Emmy Award for Technology and Engineering

Signiant Wins Emmy Award for Technology and Engineering

The company’s innovations in secure accelerated file movements over IP (including the internet) earned it this prestigious award, which honors excellence in engineering creativity.Read more...

Arsenal FX Names Kira Karlstrom Business Development Executive

Arsenal FX Names Kira Karlstrom Business Development Executive

Arsenal FX, a leading visual effects post-production studio specializing in high-end commercial finishing, has appointed Kira Karlstrom as business development executive.Read more...

Swimming With The Sharks in ‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’

Swimming With The Sharks in ‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’

Behind the whirlwind accompanying the Sharknado phenomenon resides a group of talented artists at The Asylum in Burbank, Calif. — all skilled at creating impressive visuals with LightWave 3D software.Read more...

Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha Pro 4.0 at SIGGRAPH 2014

Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha Pro 4.0 at SIGGRAPH 2014

Attendees to the show can stop by the Imagineer Systems booth (817) to learn more about the launch of the mocha Pro v4, which features a brand new Stereoscopic 3D workflow, Python scripting support, customizable keyboard shortcuts, new exports and format handling, and more improvements for visual effects facilities.Read more...

Kyle Camarillo Wins MōVI at REDirect Skateboard Filmmaking Competition

Kyle Camarillo Wins MōVI at REDirect Skateboard Filmmaking Competition

When Kyle Camarillo was selected for the REDirect skateboard filmmaking competition sponsored by RED Digital Cinema and famed skate park, The Berrics, he chose to film his entry with Freefly Systems’ MōVI™ M10 camera stabilizerRead more...

Go Big or Go Home: Four Must-Haves for Modern Media Workflows

Go Big or Go Home: Four Must-Haves for Modern Media Workflows

In digital’s early years, enterprise storage infrastructure couldn’t keep pace with the demands of SD. The first non-linear editing systems were turnkey solutions with proprietary file and file system formats. In the last decade or so, IT-based solutions have caught up, and open solutions for shared storage are readily available at price points affordable for even boutique post houses.Read more...

Hollywood 2.0: Networked Data Centers

Hollywood 2.0: Networked Data Centers

In media industry terms, using cloud-based applications allows for additional cost savings to broadcasters and producers as they are able to “pay-as-you-go” for both infrastructure and production applications.Read more...

Video of the Day: Behind the Scenes of 'Homeland'

Video of the Day: Behind the Scenes of 'Homeland'

Homeland’s camera department gives you insider intelligence on how they capture the heart-racing action of the award-winning Showtime thriller.Read more...

New VFX House Origin Digital Studios Opens in Burbank

New VFX House Origin Digital Studios Opens in Burbank

In addition to its Burbank headquarters, Origin Digital Studios also has studios in New York, and Albuquerque, N.M. The company expects to open additional studio space in Atlanta during the coming year.Read more...

Company Launches Video Recording Smart Headphones

Company Launches Video Recording Smart Headphones

Developed for Android and iOS devices, SOUNDSIGHT Headphones provide a unique and innovative force to the wearable technology and portable audio market, the company says.Read more...

VFX House Hydraulx Launches New Production Stage and Camera Equipment Rental Company

VFX House Hydraulx Launches New Production Stage and Camera Equipment Rental Company

Multi-award winning VFX house Hydraulx has launched a new production stage and camera equipment rental company called Hydraulx Filmz. The announcement was made by Hydraulx Owner/Founder Greg Strause (pictured at left in polo shirt).Read more...

SIM Digital Promotes Ann DeGuire to President, Camera Division
‘True Blood,’ ‘Falling Skies,’ and ‘The Leftovers’ to Feature Unique Work of MASTERSFX Company
Video of the Day: Behind the Scenes of 'The Sacrament'

Video of the Day: Behind the Scenes of 'The Sacrament'

Director of Photography Eric Robbins and acclaimed writer/director Ti West pull back the curtain on horror film The Sacrament, explaining why the Canon EOS C300 was the right tool for their creepy, found-footage thriller. Produced by horror king Eli Roth, The Sacrament follows two journalists as they set out to document their friend’s journey to find his missing sister, who has joined a mysterious commune led by a man only known as “Father.”Read more...

From the Markee Blog: Three? Four? Eight? What’s next?

From the Markee Blog: Three? Four? Eight? What’s next?

Trends these days seem to have numbers attached. There is 3D, 4K and now even 8K. As hard as it is to keep track of the alphabet soup of HD, SD, SSD, and who knows what else, throw in the many numbers we have to be aware of and things get complicated.Read more...

Pixeldust Studios Expands Creative Production Capabilities

Pixeldust Studios Expands Creative Production Capabilities

Pixeldust Studios, a multi-award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio, is expanding its creative production capabilities to now include providing clients with innovative script-to-screen video production and interactive designRead more...

Phoenix Media Group Hits the Mark With Opener for CLIO Image Awards

Phoenix Media Group Hits the Mark With Opener for CLIO Image Awards

Phoenix Media Group (PMG) helped the inaugural CLIO Image Awards get off to an electrifying start with a beguiling show-opener about an elegant and enigmatic archer.Read more...

Black Toast Music Enjoying Summer Movie Success With Placement in Three Feature Films

Black Toast Music Enjoying Summer Movie Success With Placement in Three Feature Films

Chatsworth, Calif.-based independent music publisher and production music library Black Toast Music is enjoying major movie success during Summer 2014 with placements in three new, high-profile feature films.Read more...

Sound Devices Introduces Video Devices

Sound Devices Introduces Video Devices

Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video production equipment, announced a new brand identity for its line of video products, Video Devices.Read more...

Ferri Lighting Design & Associates Designs ESPN's First LED Studio

Ferri Lighting Design & Associates Designs ESPN's First LED Studio

Ferri Lighting Design & Associates (FLDA) announced that it has designed and installed the lighting for the new flagship ESPN Sportscenter studio, at ESPN's headquarters facility in Bristol, Conn. The new studio design, which is almost fully LED lit, is the first LED studio deployment for ESPN.Read more...

Panasonic and Local Resellers to Showcase Professional Video Solutions in Cross-Country 'See What You Missed At NAB Show' Tour

Panasonic and Local Resellers to Showcase Professional Video Solutions in Cross-Country 'See What You Missed At NAB Show' Tour

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, along with its Authorized Reseller Partners, will host a cross-country "See What You Missed at NAB" Tour in May and June.Read more...

Proavio Announces New Desktop Storage Solution for 4K Video

Proavio Announces New Desktop Storage Solution for 4K Video

Proavio, a market leader in professional storage solutions for content creation, announced the release of the new EB800MS V2 storage platform for 4K media workflows.Read more...

Road Tripping With FootageBank

Road Tripping With FootageBank

FootageBank is taking a road trip this spring and wants suggestions of what to see — and film — along the way. Their crew is loading up a minivan with HD cameras to spend six weeks driving an estimated 5,000 miles to collect stock footage for their large library.Read more...

TNDV Applies Diverse Mobile Production Skillset for Academy of Country Music Events

TNDV Applies Diverse Mobile Production Skillset for Academy of Country Music Events

TNDV has five mobile production trucks and several flypacks crossing the country every week, with production teams working across multiple cities and locations on any given day.Read more...

Kenneth Emker Joins Matthews Studio Equipment

Kenneth Emker Joins Matthews Studio Equipment

Matthews Studio Equipment (MSE) announces industry veteran Kenneth J. Emker has joined the company as eastern regional sales manager. Emker leaves a 20-year relationship as a sales manager/national trade show manager for an established grip equipment company.Read more...

'The Art of the Game' Documentary Now Available for Free on Machinima

'The Art of the Game' Documentary Now Available for Free on Machinima

The Art of the Game, a new feature-length documentary film from the co-producer of Muscle Shoals – a 2013 Sundance Film Festival selection – is available for free through Machinima's YouTube channel.Read more...

Sony Pictures Imageworks and Sony Pictures Post Production Services Establish New Workflow Technologies for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

Sony Pictures Imageworks and Sony Pictures Post Production Services Establish New Workflow Technologies for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

The Amazing Spider-Man 2Columbia Pictures' The Amazing Spider-Man 2™ marks the culmination of a groundbreaking collaboration between visual effects, sound and post-production teams from Sony Pictures Entertainment.Read more...

Video of the Day: A California Ford Dealer Shoots a Model Mustang Into Space

Video of the Day: A California Ford Dealer Shoots a Model Mustang Into Space

As you may know, Ford is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Mustang this year. Last week, Big Valley Ford in Stockton, Calif., took the anniversary to new heights by launching a mini 2015 Ford Mustang into space in an open field outside of Stockton (with permission and permits, of course).Read more...

Produced By Conference Set For June 7-8, 2014

Produced By Conference Set For June 7-8, 2014

Join award-winning and emerging filmmakers, showrunners and new media producers June 7 and 8 in Burbank, Calif., for a weekend of extraordinary networking, sessions and panels with such noted industry leaders ...Read more...

Newly Formed Four K Productions of Los Angeles Sells First Original 4K TV Series 'Mix' to Major 4K TV Manufacturer

Newly Formed Four K Productions of Los Angeles Sells First Original 4K TV Series 'Mix' to Major 4K TV Manufacturer

Four K Productions LLC, a recently launched production company specializing in the development, production, and distribution of original broadcast content shot and post-produced in the 4K/UltraHD format, has just sold its first original TV series, entitled Mix, to a major 4K TV manufacturer.Read more...

Ant Farm Produces The Reveal Trailer for Activision's 'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Game

Ant Farm Produces The Reveal Trailer for Activision's 'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Game

Ant Farm, a leading entertainment marketing and advertising agency, has produced the Reveal Trailer for the world premiere of Activision's Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare.Read more...

Gasket Studios Welcomes Executive Producer Eric Mueller

Gasket Studios Welcomes Executive Producer Eric Mueller

Gasket Studios, a design, animation and VFX company, welcomes Eric Mueller as executive producer. Mueller already has hit the ground running, working on spots for General Mills & Cheerios, McDonald's, Sony PlayStation and Mayo Clinic, as well as an underground-style branded film for Subaru, and an upcoming project for the Provincetown International Film Festival.Read more...

Camera Sportseat's Operator Mounts Installed at The Rose Bowl

Camera Sportseat's Operator Mounts Installed at The Rose Bowl

In April 2013, Wadsworth, Ohio-based Camera Sportseat, Inc., will begin installation of its low-profile, seated camera operator mounts at The Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, Calif. Currently, the stadium is undergoing a $164.5-million renovation that is expected to be completed late this year.Read more...

Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

Proof Inc., a leading visualization house, provided extensive previs and postvis services to the new Marvel Entertainment motion picture Captain America: The Winter Soldier.Read more...

ProMAX Announces Platform Series Shared Storage Solution for NewTek Products

ProMAX Announces Platform Series Shared Storage Solution for NewTek Products

The NewTek Developer Network will see ProMAX join the shared storage solutions team, supporting NewTek's TriCaster and 3Play multi-camera production, as well as instant replay systems.Read more...

TerraBlock Helps ‘Need for Speed’ in Post

TerraBlock Helps ‘Need for Speed’ in Post

In order to speed up the post-production progress of Need for Speed, the independent production company, Bandito Brothers, and director Scott Waugh brought on Facilis Technology's TerraBlock 24D.Read more...

Signiant Introduces New Cloud-Based Storage Platform SkyDrop

Signiant Introduces New Cloud-Based Storage Platform SkyDrop

Popular in intelligent file movement, Signiant has announced an extension of its cloud portfolio that enables and accelerates movement of large data and professional media files in and out of cloud storage.Read more...

IDA and FIND Present Their Case on Orphan Works to the House Judiciary Committee

IDA and FIND Present Their Case on Orphan Works to the House Judiciary Committee

On Friday, April 4, 2014, the International Documentary Association and Film Independent, through attorney Michael C. Donaldson, testified before the House Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. Donaldson urged Congress...Read more...

Canon Becomes /i Technology Partner

Canon Becomes /i Technology Partner

Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, announced that Canon has become the newest member of the /i Technology partnership.Read more...

Hummingbird Productions Produces Highly Moving Score Behind 'Living Hope,' New Documentary Film Profiling People Helping The Poor In South Africa

Hummingbird Productions Produces Highly Moving Score Behind 'Living Hope,' New Documentary Film Profiling People Helping The Poor In South Africa

Hummingbird Productions, a leading producer of original music and sound design, has contributed the score behind the just released documentary film Living Hope.Read more...

Video of the Day: 'Human Revolution'

Video of the Day: 'Human Revolution'

Human Revolution is new short film that premiered March 25, 2014 on Machinima.com's hugely-popular Machinima Prime channel.Read more...

SGO Unveils Mistika Color Grading with Precision

SGO Unveils Mistika Color Grading with Precision

SGO announced in late March that its Mistika post-production system will support the Precision Grading Panel made by Digital Vision.Read more...

Audio Network Strengthens U.S. Operation With Key Appointments

Audio Network Strengthens U.S. Operation With Key Appointments

Audio Network, the international music company specializing in music for film, television and video, has further strengthened its U.S. operation with the promotion of Ian Ginsberg to the role of VP of sales.Read more...

Red Giant Releases Public Beta For Trapcode Mir 2

Red Giant Releases Public Beta For Trapcode Mir 2

Red Giant has released a Public Beta of the popular motion graphics tool, Trapcode Mir. Current users of Trapcode Mir 1.0 can download the latest beta for Mir 2 from the Trapcode website.Read more...

Margarita Mix Talent Honored With Telly Awards

Margarita Mix Talent Honored With Telly Awards

Mixers Jeff Levy and Paul Hurtubise of Margarita Mix, a FotoKem company specializing in audio post services for commercials and advertising media, have each won a 2014 Telly Award in the Best Sound category of the 35th annual competition.Read more...

TNDV Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary With A New Workspace

TNDV Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary With A New Workspace

As its 10th anniversary approaches, mobile production specialist TNDV Television has found a new location in Nashville, Tenn., that allows for clients to be hosted, projects to be planned, and post-production work to be done.Read more...

Baselight Gets ‘Under the Skin’ Of Scarlett Johansson Film

Baselight Gets ‘Under the Skin’ Of Scarlett Johansson Film

Dirty Looks, the London color grading studio specializing in Baselight grading for independent movies, carried out the finish of Under the Skin – the latest movie from director Jonathan Glazer, starring Scarlett Johansson.Read more...

ProAm USA Introduces The Taurus Jr. Crane/Jib

ProAm USA Introduces The Taurus Jr. Crane/Jib

ProAm USA, manufactures of film and video equipment for both the enthusiast and the professional has introduced its newest crane/jib – the Taurus Jr.Read more...

EditShare Now Compatible With Mac OS X 10.9

EditShare Now Compatible With Mac OS X 10.9

EditShare, the shared media storage and tapeless workflow solutions technology leader recently announced compatibility with Mac OS X 10.9 for all EditShare shared storage, Flow media asset management and Ark archiving and backup capability.Read more...

Steadicam CURVE Wins 'Best Camera Support'

Steadicam CURVE Wins 'Best Camera Support'

At CES 2014, The Tiffen Company was honored with the “Best Camera Support” award from Videomaker Magazine for its new Steadicam CURVE.Read more...

Fujifilm Is Featuring A Zero-Percent Financing Campaign For Its New Cabrio Lenses

Fujifilm Is Featuring A Zero-Percent Financing Campaign For Its New Cabrio Lenses

FUJIFILM North America Corporation is now featuring a zero-percent financing campaign for the company's new Cabrio lenses.Read more...

Jay Silverman, Exec Producer Of A&E Series 'The Cleaner,' Wraps Principle Photography On His Directorial Debut 'The Secret Place'

Jay Silverman, Exec Producer Of A&E Series 'The Cleaner,' Wraps Principle Photography On His Directorial Debut 'The Secret Place'

Director and Executive Producer Jay Silverman has just wrapped principle photography on his first feature-length film, a dramatic project entitled The Secret Place.Read more...

Shure Microphones Bring Superior Sound to Recording Studio Featured on Animal Planet's 'Treehouse Masters'

Shure Microphones Bring Superior Sound to Recording Studio Featured on Animal Planet's 'Treehouse Masters'

Animal Planet's Treehouse Masters is a 60-minute program that follows host Pete Nelson as he constructs private hideaways in treetops across the nation. Recently featured on the show was a unique treehouse — a treehouse recording studio.Read more...

Riptide Music and Pigfactory Merge to Form Riptide Music Group

Riptide Music and Pigfactory Merge to Form Riptide Music Group

Riptide Music and Pigfactory, two leading, LA-based music sync licensing and publishing companies, have merged to form a new, combined entity: Riptide Music Group, LLC.Read more...

Romancing 'Her': Color Helps Set the Mood for Spike Jonze's Oscar-Winning Film

Romancing 'Her': Color Helps Set the Mood for Spike Jonze's Oscar-Winning Film

The Room completes post-production for Oscar®-winning filmmaker Spike Jonze's original love story exploring the evolving nature — and the risks — of intimacy in the modern world.Read more...

Sound Devices Wins Cinema Audio Society's Technical Achievement Award

Sound Devices Wins Cinema Audio Society's Technical Achievement Award

Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production, has earned the prestigious Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Technical Achievement Award in the production category for its 633 Production Mixer.Read more...

Moonbot Creates Short Film for Dolby Laboratories

Moonbot Creates Short Film for Dolby Laboratories

Moonbot Studios, the Louisiana-based animation team behind the Oscar-winning animated short film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, has revived that title character for a short it produced for Dolby Laboratories.Read more...

The Hit House Expands Creative Team

The Hit House Expands Creative Team

Music production company The Hit House has hired Danny Exum as the company's director of music supervision and business development, and Dan Diaz as an in-house composer.Read more...

George Lucas to Present MPSE Career Achievement Award to Randy Thom

George Lucas to Present MPSE Career Achievement Award to Randy Thom

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) announced that George Lucas will serve as presenter of its 2014 MPSE Career Achievement Award honoring Randy Thom, director of Sound Design at Skywalker Sound.Read more...

Motion Picture Sound Editors to Pay Tribute to Ray Dolby at the Golden Reel Awards

Motion Picture Sound Editors to Pay Tribute to Ray Dolby at the Golden Reel Awards

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will include a special tribute to the late American inventor Ray Dolby, recognized around the world for developing groundbreaking audio technologies, during its 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony, set for February 16 in Los Angeles.Read more...

Warner/Chappell Production Music Launches New Website

Warner/Chappell Production Music Launches New Website

Warner/Chappell Production Music, Warner Music Group's production music arm, has improved its website and search platform at WarnerChappellPM.com. Warner Chappell logoRead more...

Fraunhofer HHI and Contributing Companies and Institutes of MPEG Receive Technology and Engineering Emmy

Fraunhofer HHI and Contributing Companies and Institutes of MPEG Receive Technology and Engineering Emmy

The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI), announced the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has recognized the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) with a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award for the development of the MPEG-2 Transport Stream standard.Read more...

Pictorvision Unveils Newest Feature of its Eclipse Gyro-Stabilized System

Pictorvision Unveils Newest Feature of its Eclipse Gyro-Stabilized System

Pictorvision has introduced the newest feature of its popular Eclipse™ gyro-stabilized system.Read more...

Synaptic VFX Completes Production of Visual Effects for First Season of Fox TV's 'Sleepy Hollow'

Synaptic VFX Completes Production of Visual Effects for First Season of Fox TV's 'Sleepy Hollow'

Synaptic VFX has just completed production of original visual effects for the first season of the new, hit Fox TV series Sleepy Hollow.Read more...

Sony Pictures Imageworks' Jeremy Selan Receives Scientific and Technical Achievement Award for OpenColorIO from AMPAS

Sony Pictures Imageworks' Jeremy Selan Receives Scientific and Technical Achievement Award for OpenColorIO from AMPAS

Sony Pictures Imageworks' (SPI) Jeremy Selan, the facility's imaging supervisor, will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) with a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award for his role in developing the open source color management framework OpenColorIO.Read more...

Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Complete Golden Reel Nominations

Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Complete Golden Reel Nominations

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) announced nominees for the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards in all categories.Read more...

Clockwork VFX Helps Toys

Clockwork VFX Helps Toys "R" Us Win The Monster 500

Monster 500, the post-apocalyptic mega-race is on, and animation/visual effects studio Clockwork VFX is the creative winner.Read more...

Tiffen's New Steadicam CURVE Captures the Action and Attention of GoPro HERO Users

Tiffen's New Steadicam CURVE Captures the Action and Attention of GoPro HERO Users

The Tiffen Company announced at CES 2014 the availability of its new Steadicam® CURVE™ for GoPro® HERO® camera stabilizer system.Read more...

MPSE Elects Board of Directors

MPSE Elects Board of Directors

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) has announced results of the 2013 election of its Board of Directors.Read more...

Panasonic Announces High-Performance 20-Inch Toughpad 4K Tablet

Panasonic Announces High-Performance 20-Inch Toughpad 4K Tablet

At the 2014 International CES, Panasonic announced the U.S. availability of the Toughpad™ 4K UT-MA6 tablet, the performance model of the world's first 20-inch tablet with a 4K resolution display.Read more...

The Virginia Production Alliance Celebrates 25 years

The Virginia Production Alliance Celebrates 25 years

The Virginia Production Alliance (VPA) will host a 25th anniversary event to commemorate 25 years as Virginia's premiere association for the film, television and video profession in Virginia.Read more...

Nina Davenport Joins Animation Studio Clockwork VFX As Executive Producer

Nina Davenport Joins Animation Studio Clockwork VFX As Executive Producer

Animation studio Clockwork VFX has added veteran agency producer Nina Davenport to its team. Davenport comes aboard the eight-year-old studio, following nearly five years as a producer at UPROAR!, the New York-based kid/family centered marketing agency.Read more...

Stephen Arnold Music Refreshes The Sound of Cinema For HDNet Movies Brand Update

Stephen Arnold Music Refreshes The Sound of Cinema For HDNet Movies Brand Update

The sophisticated new on-air branding for HDNet Movies succeeds in capturing viewer attention, thanks to a striking new look matched by an engaging new theme composed by Stephen Arnold Music.Read more...

2G Digital Names Stephen Buchsbaum COO

2G Digital Names Stephen Buchsbaum COO

Veteran post-production industry executive Stephen Buchsbaum has been appointed president and COO of Burbank, Calif.-based 2G Digital.Read more...

ARRI Offers Lighting Resource With New Photometrics App

ARRI Offers Lighting Resource With New Photometrics App

The new ARRI Photometrics App for iPhone and iPad gives quick access to the properties and luminous outputs for ARRI's light fixtures.Read more...

The Unofficial Google+ Film Festival Cinematography Panel Features Legendary Camera Gurus Dan Kneece, Philip Bloom and Ben Kasulke

The Unofficial Google+ Film Festival Cinematography Panel Features Legendary Camera Gurus Dan Kneece, Philip Bloom and Ben Kasulke

Log in for the Unofficial Google Plus Film Festival's (UGPFF) Cinematography panel, a free online seminar taking place on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 pm Eastern Time.Read more...

Unified Video Technologies Introduces Next-Generation Production Flight-Packs

Unified Video Technologies Introduces Next-Generation Production Flight-Packs

Unified Video Technologies (UNIV), a provider of complete media ecosystems and software services for broadcasters, enterprises and the entertainment industry, introduces next-generation, quick-deployment flight-packs ideal for multi-city productions with tight timelines.Read more...

Rodeo FX Turns To iPi Motion Capture to Create Key Scene in 'Now You See Me'

Rodeo FX Turns To iPi Motion Capture to Create Key Scene in 'Now You See Me'

The summer blockbuster Now You See Me, which has grossed more than $350 million USD worldwide since Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE company, released the film in the United States, features several complex visual effects sequences created by Montreal-based studio Rodeo VFX.Read more...

Eric Yealland Brings Unique Flair for Comedy Direction to Original

Eric Yealland Brings Unique Flair for Comedy Direction to Original

Director Eric Yealland, who won a Bronze Lion at Cannes earlier this year for a hilarious web campaign for Canada’s National Advertising Awards, has signed with Los Angeles-based Original for exclusive representation in the United States.Read more...

Schneider Optics Announces Rebate on Cine Xenar III Lenses

Schneider Optics Announces Rebate on Cine Xenar III Lenses

Schneider Optics has announced a $2,500 rebate on a new set of six Cine Xenar III lenses purchased from Nov. 1, 2013 through the end of February 2014.Read more...

Special Effects Contributed By 32TEN Studios Help Make-A-Wish Come True for 5-Year-Old 'BatKid'

Special Effects Contributed By 32TEN Studios Help Make-A-Wish Come True for 5-Year-Old 'BatKid'

San Rafael, Calif.-based 32TEN Studios presented several special effects displays in concert with the Make-A-Wish Foundation for its hugely successful event held across the city of San Francisco on Nov. 15, 2013.Read more...

SIM Digital/Bling Digital Provide Workflow Support to Hit USA Network Series

SIM Digital/Bling Digital Provide Workflow Support to Hit USA Network Series "Psych"

For the third straight year, USA Network's Psych is making its way from the camera to the screen via an innovative file-based workflow designed and supported by camera and production equipment specialist SIM Digital and its post-production unit Bling Digital.Read more...

Four K Productions Launches in Los Angeles as New Producer of Original Broadcast Content in the 4K Format

Four K Productions Launches in Los Angeles as New Producer of Original Broadcast Content in the 4K Format

Four K Productions LLC launched in Los Angeles as a new production company specializing in the development, production, and distribution of original broadcast content shot and post-produced in the 4K/UltraHD format.Read more...

Deluxe Entertainment Services Opens New Mixing Stage in New York

Deluxe Entertainment Services Opens New Mixing Stage in New York

Deluxe New York, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company, has opened a new sound mixing stage. This high-end space represents a significant expansion of the company's feature film post-production offerings in New York City.Read more...

Litepanels Sola ENGs Change How Camrin Petramale Shoots Commercials

Litepanels Sola ENGs Change How Camrin Petramale Shoots Commercials

When Camrin Petramale won a coveted honor at this year's Local 600, Cinematographer's Guild Emerging Cinematographers Awards, one of the perks he received is a set of Litepanels Sola ENG™ lights.Read more...

ArsenalFX Color Provides Picture Post-Production Services for ABC TV's New Hit Series 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

ArsenalFX Color Provides Picture Post-Production Services for ABC TV's New Hit Series 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

ArsenalFX Color, a leading TV post house, and a sister company to ArsenalFX, has announced its role in providing extensive post-production services, ranging from dailies through delivery, for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the new hit series on ABC.Read more...

FilmLight Broadens Color Grading Capabilities within Avid

FilmLight Broadens Color Grading Capabilities within Avid

With the demand for perfect color control now everywhere in the professional post workflow, FilmLight is taking another important step forward with the launch of its Windows version of Baselight for Avid.Read more...

Visual Effects Artists Rob Legato and Mark Russell Headline MEWshop’s Speaker Series

Visual Effects Artists Rob Legato and Mark Russell Headline MEWshop’s Speaker Series

Manhattan Edit Workshop, the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has announced the return of popular series, From the Cutting Room.Read more...

Executive Producer Astrid Downs Brings 20 Years of Experience to Expanding MRB Productions

Executive Producer Astrid Downs Brings 20 Years of Experience to Expanding MRB Productions

Astrid Downs has been announced as the new executive producer for Hollywood, Calif.-based MRB Productions. MRB Productions, founded in 2001 by two-time Emmy Award-winning producer Matthew Brady, specializes in television, features, new media and commercial.Read more...

RTW's TM3 TouchMonitor Is A Scream For ScareHouse

RTW's TM3 TouchMonitor Is A Scream For ScareHouse

As Glenn Ricci, the sound effects designer for ScareHouse, named by the Travel Channel as one of the top five haunts in the country, will tell you, sound is just as important as the visual element when it comes creating a convincingly eerie, skin-crawling atmosphere.Read more...

Athena Studios and Visual Effects Society/Bay Area Restore Short Film Believed Missing For More Than 30 Years

Athena Studios and Visual Effects Society/Bay Area Restore Short Film Believed Missing For More Than 30 Years

Athena Studios, an Emeryville, Calif.-based production and animation services company, and the Visual Effects Society/Bay Area, recently partnered to restore a legendary, Star Wars-era short film entitled Black Angel.Read more...

Reel FX Completes 140 VFX Shots For 'Parkland'

Reel FX Completes 140 VFX Shots For 'Parkland'

Digital studio Reel FX (Dallas/Santa Monica) revisits 1963 Air Force One for Playtone and Exclusive Media's feature film, Parkland.Read more...

Engineering Emmy Awarded to iZotope RX Audio Repair Technology

Engineering Emmy Awarded to iZotope RX Audio Repair Technology

iZotope Inc., a leading audio technology company, has been honored by the National Academy for Television Arts and Sciences with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for RX Audio Repair Technology.Read more...

Panasonic's Development of In-Camera Chromatic Compensation Honored With An Emmy Award for Technology And Engineering Achievement

Panasonic's Development of In-Camera Chromatic Compensation Honored With An Emmy Award for Technology And Engineering Achievement

Panasonic Corporation has won a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award for 2013 by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.Read more...

Black Toast Music Licenses New Indie Artists to Recent Ad Campaigns

Black Toast Music Licenses New Indie Artists to Recent Ad Campaigns

Independent music publisher and production music library Black Toast Music continues to expand its outreach within the advertising industry.Read more...

Sony Pictures Digital Productions Applies Finishing Touch to 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2'

Sony Pictures Digital Productions Applies Finishing Touch to 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2'

Post-production work for Sony Pictures Animations Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, the much anticipated sequel to the 2009 hit, was completed by Sony Pictures Digital Productions (SPDP) on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, Calif.Read more...

Motion Design Studio leftchannel Selected To Open Show At motion 2013

Motion Design Studio leftchannel Selected To Open Show At motion 2013

Motion design/animation studio leftchannel, led by President/ Creative Director Alberto Scirocco, has been selected to create the show open for motion 2013 conference.Read more...

Hula Post Production Rocks the House with 'Metallica: Through the Never'

Hula Post Production Rocks the House with 'Metallica: Through the Never'

Hula Post Production provided 3D editorial gear and space for Metallica: Through the Never, the new feature-length 3D concert film released worldwide this month by Picturehouse.Read more...

MTI Film Adds J.D. Vandenberghe as Product Manager

MTI Film Adds J.D. Vandenberghe as Product Manager

MTI Film, a leading developer of software applications for dailies processing, media transcoding and film restoration, has appointed Jean-Dominique “J.D.” Vandenberghe as Product Manager.Read more...

BlackcamSystem Introduces Remote-Controlled Camera Tracking Systems

BlackcamSystem Introduces Remote-Controlled Camera Tracking Systems

BlackcamSystem introduces compact and portable remote-controlled camera tracking systems that are ideal for capturing unique perspectives from angles previously unreachable by conventional handheld, tripod, or full-sized remote-controlled camera support systems.Read more...

MUSIC Group Expands Professional Division Marketing Team

MUSIC Group Expands Professional Division Marketing Team

MUSIC Group has expanded the marketing department for their recently-formed Professional Products Division, with the addition of industry veterans Paul O'Farrell-Stevens and Graeme Taylor.Read more...

Zylight Showcases LED Instruments

Zylight Showcases LED Instruments

Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, showcased its range of LED instruments, including the new F8 LED Fresnel, at IBC 2013 (Stand 11.F56), Sept. 13-17 at Amsterdam RAI.Read more...

Custom EFX Enters the U.S. Market

Custom EFX Enters the U.S. Market

Custom EFX, one of Europe's top boutique providers of visual effects, animation and post-production services, has opened a studio in Los Angeles.Read more...

Proof Inc. Provides Pre-vis, Post-vis, Final Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Services for Universal Pictures' 'Riddick'

Proof Inc. Provides Pre-vis, Post-vis, Final Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Services for Universal Pictures' 'Riddick'

Proof Inc., a leading visualization houses, provided Pre-visualization and Post-visualization services, as well as final Visual Effects and some Motion Graphics imagery, for Universal Pictures Riddick.Read more...

Director Richard Sears Joins A Common Thread for Commercials

Director Richard Sears Joins A Common Thread for Commercials

Director Richard Sears, whose credits include work for Toyota, Citgo, Nissan and AT&T, has joined Los Angeles-based A Common Thread for exclusive, national representation. Sears has earned high regard for his storytelling skills, which he has applied to genres ranging from dialogue-driven comedy to documentary/lifestyle advertising.Read more...

The Vitec Group Acquires Teradek

The Vitec Group Acquires Teradek

The Vitec Group plc, parent company of Anton/Bauer, Litepanels, OConnor, and many other brands in the photography, film and digital image-making industries, has acquired California-based Teradek, which will form part of its Vitec Videocom division.Read more...

Litepanels a Constant for Director/DP Michael Slovis, ASC on 'Breaking Bad'

Litepanels a Constant for Director/DP Michael Slovis, ASC on 'Breaking Bad'

When Director/DP Michael Slovis, ASC, prepped for the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad, creator Vince Gillian, Sony and AMC, as well as the entire cast and crew threw their full support behind him.Read more...

StormStock's Martin Lisius Releases Rare Storm Footage

StormStock's Martin Lisius Releases Rare Storm Footage

StormStock founder and cinematographer Martin Lisius has released several rare storm shots he captured on Super 35mm and HD.Read more...

Digital Film Central & FilmLight create ACES workflow for Elysium 4K Finish

Digital Film Central & FilmLight create ACES workflow for Elysium 4K Finish

As the post facility for Neill Blomkamp's new movie Elysium, Digital Film Central (Central) constructed a unique 3.3K color and conform workflow that tightly integrated grading with both editorial and VFX.Read more...

Three Editors to Join the Ranks of Beast Los Angeles and Beast New York

Three Editors to Join the Ranks of Beast Los Angeles and Beast New York

Beast Editorial brings on three new editors: Stéphane Pereira and Kyle Brown join Beast Los Angeles, and Karen Kourtessis joins the New York office.Read more...

LipSync Post Adds to Growing VFX Team

LipSync Post Adds to Growing VFX Team

LipSync Post has recruited award-winning VFX Supervisor George Zwier and VFX Producer Paul Driver to join its highly successful visual effects department.Read more...

Sachtler To Host Camera Stabilizer Workshops in Chicago and Los Angeles

Sachtler To Host Camera Stabilizer Workshops in Chicago and Los Angeles

Sachtler has announced two upcoming artemis camera stabilizer system workshops. The first will be held in Chicago from Sept. 25-29, 2013 at Atomic Imaging, Inc. studios; the second course will be held at RED Studios in Los Angeles from Dec. 5-8, 2013.Read more...

Litepanels Introduces New Croma Flight Kit

Litepanels Introduces New Croma Flight Kit

Litepanels® announces the release of the new Croma Flight Kit™. Based around the popular variable color temperature Litepanels Croma, this lightweight and compact kit is designed for today's shooting environments.Read more...

Warner/Chappell Production Music Names Industry Veteran Randy Wachtler President & CEO, Worldwide

Warner/Chappell Production Music Names Industry Veteran Randy Wachtler President & CEO, Worldwide

Warner/Chappell Production Music, Warner Music Group's production music arm, announced the appointment of Randy Wachtler as president & CEO.Read more...

Hollywood's Chainsaw Launches Feature Film Division

Hollywood's Chainsaw Launches Feature Film Division

Chainsaw, the boutique Hollywood post-production facility with credits ranging from American Idol to the Academy Awards, has launched a new division focused on post-production services for features.Read more...

Rising Sun Pictures Recreates Atomic Blast as Part of a VFX Package for “The Wolverine”

Rising Sun Pictures Recreates Atomic Blast as Part of a VFX Package for “The Wolverine”

Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) created more than 260 visual effects shots for The Wolverine, the new action film from Director James Mangold and Twentieth Century Fox.Read more...

EP Melissa Beth Launches Hostage Films With Director Ruben Latre

EP Melissa Beth Launches Hostage Films With Director Ruben Latre

EP Melissa Beth and Director Ruben Latre have announced the official launch of production company Hostage Films. The duo has been collaborating in various capacities since 2008, and founded the company to create brand based content, commercials and features.Read more...

Codex Introduces Codex Backbone and Production Server

Codex Introduces Codex Backbone and Production Server

Codex, who design and manufacture high-performance workflow tools for feature film, television and commercials production, has announced an expansion of its product range with the Codex Production Server and Backbone.Read more...

Method Studios and HALON Entertainment Announce Alliance to Benefit Clients

Method Studios and HALON Entertainment Announce Alliance to Benefit Clients

International visual effects house, Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, and previsualization company HALON Entertainment, have announced a strategic alliance agreement.Read more...

Codex, Cooke Optics and The Pixel Farm Announce Plans for Next-Gen Metadata System

Codex, Cooke Optics and The Pixel Farm Announce Plans for Next-Gen Metadata System

Cooke Optics, the Academy Award®-winning manufacturer of precision lenses, is teaming up with Codex and The Pixel Farm to develop and deliver the next generation of metadata capture for film and digital cameras.Read more...

Freefly Systems to Begin Shipping MōVI M10 on August 15 and Announces Pre-Orders for MōVI M5

Freefly Systems to Begin Shipping MōVI M10 on August 15 and Announces Pre-Orders for MōVI M5

Freefly Systems says its much-anticipated MōVI M10 camera stabilizer will begin shipping to customers starting August 15 for $14,995.Read more...

FilmLight's Baselight Creates Look For Pacific Rim

FilmLight's Baselight Creates Look For Pacific Rim

Lead Colorist, Maxine Gervais, used Baselight grading tools – on a laptop as well as a Baselight EIGHT system – to perfect the look of the movie, from set to final deliverables.Read more...

The Colonie Adds Senior Motion Graphics Designer Jennifer Moody

The Colonie Adds Senior Motion Graphics Designer Jennifer Moody

Boutique editorial and post-production studio The Colonie has added Senior Motion Graphic Designer Jennifer Moody to its creative team.Read more...

32TEN Studios Provides Practical Effects For Pacific Rim

32TEN Studios Provides Practical Effects For Pacific Rim

32TEN Studios, a practical effects company based in San Rafael, Calif., provided a number of practical effects for Pacific Rim.Read more...

Codex Provides Recording Technology for Douglas Trumbull’s Experimental Short

Codex Provides Recording Technology for Douglas Trumbull’s Experimental Short

Filmmaking pioneer Douglas Trumbull recently used Codex recording technology in the production of UFOTOG, the world’s first high-frame rate (120 fps), stereoscopic 3D film.Read more...

Ah2 Music Releases New Catalog, Names VP Business Development

Ah2 Music Releases New Catalog, Names VP Business Development

Composers Jeff Lippencott and Mark T. Williams, co-founders of Ah2 Music, are making available a new catalog entitled “Filtered Music.” The new catalog is prominently showcased on the company’s brand new website: http://ah2music.com.Read more...

The Tiffen Company Turns Up The Creative Control For Cinematographers; Introduces New Integrated 'Film Looks' MPTV Filters

The Tiffen Company Turns Up The Creative Control For Cinematographers; Introduces New Integrated 'Film Looks' MPTV Filters

Composers Jeff Lippencott and Mark T. Williams, co-founders of Ah2 Music, are making available a new catalog entitled “Filtered Music.” The new catalog is prominently showcased on the company’s brand new website: http://ah2music.com.Read more...

32TEN Expands Studio Capabilities

32TEN Expands Studio Capabilities

32TEN Studios, a practical effects company based in San Rafael, Calif., providing effects and production facilities to entertainment, advertising, and corporate clientele, has expanded its studio capabilities.Read more...

The Hit House Introduces New Music Library 'ELEMENTARY RE: ACTION'

The Hit House Introduces New Music Library 'ELEMENTARY RE: ACTION'

The Hit House, Los Angeles, Calif., has announced the release of the company's latest music library, “ELEMENTARY RE:ACTION.”Read more...

SIM Digital Grows Operations In Atlanta

SIM Digital Grows Operations In Atlanta

SIM Digital, a leading supplier of digital production equipment and post-production services, has expanded its presence in Atlanta, moving its operations there into a new facility.Read more...

Digital Film Tools Revs Up Film Stocks 1.5

Digital Film Tools Revs Up Film Stocks 1.5

Digital Film Tools, developer of visual effects software, announced that its Film Stocks plug-in is now GPU-accelerated, making it the fastest-rendering version yet.Read more...

Schneider Optics Releases New iPro Lens System for iPhone 5

Schneider Optics Releases New iPro Lens System for iPhone 5

Renowned lens and filter maker, Schneider Optics, announces that its popular add-on lens system for the iPhone is available for the iPhone 5.Read more...

Athena Studios Names Brice Parker Producer; Studio To Produce Original Stop-Motion And Visual Effects Projects

Athena Studios Names Brice Parker Producer; Studio To Produce Original Stop-Motion And Visual Effects Projects

Athena Studios, an Emeryville, Calif.-based company that provides full production services for film, TV, advertising, and multimedia clients and projects, has signed CG Animation Production Manager Brice Parker to the newly created position of Producer.Read more...

American Society of Cinematographers Elects New Officers

American Society of Cinematographers Elects New Officers

The Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has appointed new officers.Read more...

Disruptive Technologies, Film Incentives Among Topics To Be Addressed At Annual Locations Show

Disruptive Technologies, Film Incentives Among Topics To Be Addressed At Annual Locations Show

Showcasing hundreds of film commissions from around the world, the AFCI Locations Show marks its return to Los Angeles from June 27–29 at the LA Convention Center.Read more...

Radiant Images Launching 'Radiant Novo Challenge' Filmmaking Competition at Palm Springs International ShortFest

Radiant Images Launching 'Radiant Novo Challenge' Filmmaking Competition at Palm Springs International ShortFest

Radiant Images, an LA-based rental house and digital cinema innovator, is launching the Radiant Novo Challenge filmmaking competition at the Palm Springs International ShortFest.Read more...

Hawthorne Direct Promotes Jessica Hawthorne-Castro to Chief Operating Officer

Hawthorne Direct Promotes Jessica Hawthorne-Castro to Chief Operating Officer

Hawthorne Direct, a full service brand response advertising agency, has promoted Jessica Hawthorne-Castro to chief operating officer. Hawthorne-Castro had been the company's vice president of operations & client services.Read more...

Rodeo FX 'Magically' Delivers Shots as VFX Vendor on 'Now You See Me'

Rodeo FX 'Magically' Delivers Shots as VFX Vendor on 'Now You See Me'

Renowned visual effects production studio Rodeo FX has "magically" delivered 350 complex VFX shots for Now You See Me, serving as the film's main VFX vendor.Read more...

Pablo Rio Gets Performance Boost And More Tools

Pablo Rio Gets Performance Boost And More Tools

Quantel has released a new software version for Pablo Rio that unleashes the full power of its multi-GPU architecture and AJA Corvid Ultra integration.Read more...

Motion Design and Production Studio Royale Expands With Seattle Office

Motion Design and Production Studio Royale Expands With Seattle Office

L.A.-based award-winning and fully integrated motion design and production studio Royale has opened an office in Seattle and hired Executive Producer Chris Volckmann, Head of Digital Production Beck Henderer-Peña, and Senior Art Director Loren Judah.Read more...

Colorist Jack Lewars Joins Technicolor – PostWorks New York

Colorist Jack Lewars Joins Technicolor – PostWorks New York

Technicolor – PostWorks, New York, Manhattan's largest independent provider of post-production services, has brought on Jack Lewars as senior colorist.Read more...

Engine Room and Hollywood Center Studios Forge Production Alliance

Engine Room and Hollywood Center Studios Forge Production Alliance

Hollywood Center Studios (HCS), the iconic studio in the heart of Hollywood, has forged a new alliance with shooting and visual effects company Engine Room (ER), headquartered on the HCS Lot.Read more...

Vision Research Expands Phantom Miro Digital High-Speed Camera Family to Include Ruggedized Miro R-Series

Vision Research Expands Phantom Miro Digital High-Speed Camera Family to Include Ruggedized Miro R-Series

Vision Research, a leading manufacturer of digital high‑speed imaging systems, is expanding its line of Phantom® Miro cameras to include a ruggedized body style.Read more...

DP Alex Buono's 'The Art of Visual Storytelling Tour' Kicks Off June 3rd

DP Alex Buono's 'The Art of Visual Storytelling Tour' Kicks Off June 3rd

Beginning June 3, 2013, Oscar nominee and DP of the Saturday Night Live Film Unit, Alex Buono, will embark on a 31-city tour to deliver an intense educational overview of the artistic elements and core principles of cinematography.Read more...

Shure BLX Wireless Systems Now Shipping

Shure BLX Wireless Systems Now Shipping

Shure Incorporated says that its BLX Wireless Systems are now shipping. Offering world-class design and rugged construction, the easy-to-use BLX Wireless Systems couple high-quality sound with simple setup and an intuitive interface.Read more...

Superfad NY Executive Trio Join Gravity as SCOUT

Superfad NY Executive Trio Join Gravity as SCOUT

International visual effects, design and content company Gravity has announced that the three key creative and production executives from Superfad NY have re-assembled as SCOUT, a new divison of Gravity.Read more...

Phosphene Adds Trio of Industry Vets

Phosphene Adds Trio of Industry Vets

New York based independent VFX and design house Phosphene continues the expansion of its core creative team with the addition of CG Supervisor Vance Miller, Lead Digital Artist Eddie Porter, and Lead Compositor Scott Winston. In addition, Lead Digital Artist Aaron Raff has been promoted to VFX supervisor.Read more...

Rodeo FX Names Audrey Boivin To The Position Of Producer, Advertising Department

Rodeo FX Names Audrey Boivin To The Position Of Producer, Advertising Department

Rodeo FX, an industry leader in visual effects, has announced the appointment of Audrey Boivin to the position of producer for the company’s Advertising Department.Read more...

Animation Studio Buster Names Executive Creative Directors

Animation Studio Buster Names Executive Creative Directors

Design and animation studio Buster has beefed up its creative talent roster by naming Joseph Kiely as the company’s new executive creative director for motion graphics and Neville Burtis as executive creative director of the agency’s print, outdoor and digital division, BusterINK.Read more...

New Fill-Lite LED Lights to Launch at Cine Gear Expo 2013

New Fill-Lite LED Lights to Launch at Cine Gear Expo 2013

The official launch of Oregon-based LED light manufacturer Fill-Lite will take place at the upcoming Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles on May 31, 2013.Read more...

Hooligan Cuts IBM’s Branded Documentary Short on The World's Smallest Movie

Hooligan Cuts IBM’s Branded Documentary Short on The World's Smallest Movie

Hooligan recently cut an interactive Web documentary about A Boy and His Atom, the world's smallest stop-motion film (Guinness World Record).Read more...

Hollywood Professionals Teach Filmmaking Skills to At-Risk Youth

Hollywood Professionals Teach Filmmaking Skills to At-Risk Youth

At-risk teens from across Los Angeles will learn filmmaking skills from Hollywood professionals as part of a unique two-day workshop sponsored by Burbank-based Rohde & Schwarz DVS and the nonprofit organization Hollywood HEART.Read more...

Cinematographer Rachel Morrison to Receive WIF Kodak Vision Award

Cinematographer Rachel Morrison to Receive WIF Kodak Vision Award

Cinematographer Rachel Morrison, who photographed the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner Fruitvale Station, will be presented with the Kodak Vision Award at the 2013 Women In Film (WIF) Crystal + Lucy® Awards in Los Angeles on June 12.Read more...

TNDV Turns Ignition on New Mobile Audio Production Truck

TNDV Turns Ignition on New Mobile Audio Production Truck

Mobile production specialist TNDV is adding a fifth truck to its Nashville-based fleet — and this time audio is the focus.Read more...

Adorama Hosts NAB Spin-off, Puts Top Manufacturers' New Products on Display in New York City

Adorama Hosts NAB Spin-off, Puts Top Manufacturers' New Products on Display in New York City

Adorama, the leading supplier of professional video, photographic and consumer electronics products, is bringing the NAB buzz to the Big Apple this May.Read more...

Thomas Dolby to Tour U.S. With New Award-winning Film

Thomas Dolby to Tour U.S. With New Award-winning Film

Shot over the course of a year – within 10 miles of his home in the UK – Thomas Dolby’s new film, The Invisible Lighthouse, depicts the closure of a historic lighthouse off the coast of Suffolk, at an island location formerly used as a testing zone for experimental weapons.Read more...

Schneider Optics Releases Xenon FF-Prime Lenses

Schneider Optics Releases Xenon FF-Prime Lenses

Schneider Optics has announced a new family of prime lenses specially designed and built for digital cinematography with full-frame sensor HDSLR and other professional cameras.Read more...

Red Echo Post Expands Service Offering with FilmLight’s Baselight

Red Echo Post Expands Service Offering with FilmLight’s Baselight

Top editorial facility Red Echo Post, which has long served leading advertisers from its base in Cincinnati, has moved to round out its offering with a Baselight ONE colour grading system from FilmLight. The addition of the Baselight means that the company can add top end color grading services to its clients.Read more...

Saints LA Contributes VFX Shots to Paramount’s G.l. Joe: Retaliation

Saints LA Contributes VFX Shots to Paramount’s G.l. Joe: Retaliation

Saints LA, a full-service visual effects house, specializing in the creation of visual imagery for feature films, TV commercials, television programs, promos, web content, and music videos, has delivered 145 VFX shots to Paramount Pictures’ G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which was released in theaters March 28.Read more...

NAB 2013 From A to Z*

NAB 2013 From A to Z*

NAB attendees can use this article to get a head start on convention planning, while non-attendees can keep pace with manufacturers' latest product briefs.Read more...

DiaQuest ProductionLink Now Available for Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects

DiaQuest ProductionLink Now Available for Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects

DiaQuest Products, a software development firm with a focus on the video and film industries, has announced two new versions of its ProductionLink plug-ins for Adobe® products.Read more...

Stephen Arnold Music Launches Little Kids Rock Benefit Drive on Facebook

Stephen Arnold Music Launches Little Kids Rock Benefit Drive on Facebook

When programs such as Little Kids Rock™ – the national nonprofit that’s transforming children's lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools – work so well, people want to get involved. That’s why Stephen Arnold Music, the leader in sonic branding, is spearheading a new effort to raise $5,000 for the organization.Read more...

STEELE Studios Opens New Santa Monica Location With High-Profile Spots, Feature Film Work, And A Mariah Carey Video

STEELE Studios Opens New Santa Monica Location With High-Profile Spots, Feature Film Work, And A Mariah Carey Video

STEELE Studios, a leading creator and producer of visual content for films, commercials, television, broadcast, music videos and online/viral media, has relocated its offices to Santa Monica, Calif.Read more...

Director Gregory Maya Joins Bully Pictures

Director Gregory Maya Joins Bully Pictures

Bully Pictures has signed director Gregory Maya for exclusive representation for commercials. Maya has earned recognition for his work for such brands as American Express, Target, JC Penney, Verizon, TJ Maxx and Bare Escentuals.Read more...

Litepanels Goes to School

Litepanels Goes to School

The students of the Communications Studies program at Plattsburgh State University of New York in Plattsburgh, N.Y., recently unpacked new high-end lighting destined for their upgraded production studio. The state-of-the-art lighting included the same Litepanels® LED fixtures that are used in professional broadcast and television studios worldwide.Read more...

TNDV Advances to the NCAA Final Four Big Dance Concert Series

TNDV Advances to the NCAA Final Four Big Dance Concert Series

TNDV heads to Atlanta early next month with its 40-foot expanding side mobile production truck, Aspiration, to produce audio and video for multiple live concerts during the NCAA Final Four tournament. The free, three-day Big Dance Concert Series event, taking place at Centennial Olympic Park near the Georgia Dome...Read more...

AlphaDogs Post Has Fireside Chat With The President

AlphaDogs Post Has Fireside Chat With The President

LA-based Whirled Creative turned to AlphaDogs of Burbank, Calif., once again to complete color and audio on the 30-second pre-roll for Fireside Chats With The President.Read more...

Quantel Updates Pablo Rio Software

Quantel Updates Pablo Rio Software

Quantel has released Pablo Rio V2. V2 is a 64-bit application that unlocks the full power of the Pablo Rio PC platform.Read more...

Geomedia Awarded Judges Choice and Gold ADDY For Cinematography

Geomedia Awarded Judges Choice and Gold ADDY For Cinematography

Texas production company Geomedia Inc., won a Gold ADDY and a Special Judges Award for Cinematography for "The Right Fit" spot for Jefferson Bank.Read more...

Manhattan Production Music Breaks New Sonic Barriers

Manhattan Production Music Breaks New Sonic Barriers

Manhattan Production Music is premiering new features on its website, including the Sonic Search waveform and metadata analyzer, where the company is demonstrating a new way to create playlists for songs that are similar to temp track songs.Read more...

Zoic Adds Emmy-Winning Rainer Gombos as Creative Director

Zoic Adds Emmy-Winning Rainer Gombos as Creative Director

Culver City/Vancouver-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has signed Emmy®-winning Creative Director Rainer Gombos. Gombos will serve as a creative director and VFX supervisor.Read more...

The Hit House Scores with Track for Iron Man 3 Theatrical Trailer

The Hit House Scores with Track for Iron Man 3 Theatrical Trailer

The Hit House has announced that their track, “Basalt,” from the album Re:Action Earth, was chosen as the soundtrack for the intense, action-packed Iron Man 3 theatrical trailer.Read more...

Athena Studios Founder Named to Board for Visual Effects Society N. California Chapter

Athena Studios Founder Named to Board for Visual Effects Society N. California Chapter

Jon V. Peters, CEO/founder of Athena Studios, has been named to the Board of Directors for the Visual Effects Society’s Northern California chapter.Read more...

Chyron to Acquire Hego Group

Chyron to Acquire Hego Group

Chyron Corporation, a leading provider of Graphics as a Service for on-air and digital video applications, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Hego AB and its subsidiaries (collectively, “Hego Group”), a leading provider of powerful graphics and data visualization solutions for TV and sports.Read more...

Oblique FX Brings the Art of

Oblique FX Brings the Art of "Being Human" to Television

Oblique FX continues to produce visual effects for the television series Being Human, now in its third season. The Montreal facility was recently nominated for a 2013 Canadian Screen Award from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television for best visual effects in television for its work on the second season of the program.Read more...

Rodeo FX Creates Gold-Laden ‘Treasure Room’ and Other Effects for “Jack The Giant Slayer”

Rodeo FX Creates Gold-Laden ‘Treasure Room’ and Other Effects for “Jack The Giant Slayer”

Rodeo FX, one of the world’s premiere visual effects companies, has contributed a number of complex VFX shots to two sequences that are featured within Jack the Giant Slayer, from director Bryan Singer. The film was released by Warner Bros. on Mar. 1, 2013.Read more...

FirstCom Music Launches New SoundFX Library

FirstCom Music Launches New SoundFX Library

FirstCom Music announced that it will host a launch party for FirstCom SoundFX at NAB 2013 in Las Vegas. This new library is a rich and dynamic tool for producers to access thousands of quality online sound effects.Read more...

IKA Collective Produces Powerful Launch Campaign For New FOX Thriller 'The Following'

IKA Collective Produces Powerful Launch Campaign For New FOX Thriller 'The Following'

For the launch of the new psychological drama The Following, Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) again turned to the creative production/post studio hybrid IKA Collective to produce one of the multi-spot promo campaigns that led to the series’ highly-rated premiere.Read more...

Kodak Calls for Entries in 2013 Student Scholarship Program

Kodak Calls for Entries in 2013 Student Scholarship Program

John Bailey, ASC, a renowned cinematographer known for his artistic contributions to cinema, will spearhead a panel of judges for the 2013 Kodak student scholarship program. This international competition acknowledges student filmmakers who demonstrate exemplary filmmaking skills and creativity at the undergraduate and graduate levels.Read more...

Paul Abatemarco Joins Foundation Content as Executive Producer

Paul Abatemarco Joins Foundation Content as Executive Producer

Former Stardust EP Paul Abatemarco, who most recently headed up MPC Creative's U.S. division, has joined Foundation Content as executive producer effective immediately.Read more...

Rental Company DPS Partners With Cineo Lighting

Rental Company DPS Partners With Cineo Lighting

DPS Production Specialists of Burbank, Calif., has announced a strategic rental partnership with the newly formed Cineo Lighting™ to provide cutting-edge motion picture and television lighting products for its North American rental clients.Read more...

Colorist Kent Pritchett Joins Colorflow

Colorist Kent Pritchett Joins Colorflow

Colorflow, a full-service post-production company specializing in color grading for independent films, documentaries, long-form television and similar projects, has hired Kent Pritchett as lead colorist. Pritchett brings close to 20 years of experience in color grading and A-list credits spanning major motion pictures, independent films, animation and episodic television.Read more...

Rodeo FX Chooses Arnold For All Of The Company’s Rendering Needs

Rodeo FX Chooses Arnold For All Of The Company’s Rendering Needs

Rodeo FX, one of the world's premiere visual effects companies, has expanded its integration of Arnold within the company's software arsenal.Read more...

Blue Room Post Provides Post Production for The Letters

Blue Room Post Provides Post Production for The Letters

Filmmaker William Riead is currently in the completion stages of post production on his upcoming epic biopic The Letters, depicting 50 years in the life of Mother Teresa, who died in 1997.Read more...

Cooke Optics Says Hello to Oscar at SciTech Academy Awards

Cooke Optics Says Hello to Oscar at SciTech Academy Awards

Cooke Optics was awarded an Academy Award® of Merit at the Scientific & Technical Awards ceremony in recognition of the company’s “continuing innovation in design, development and manufacture of advanced camera lenses that have helped define the look of motion pictures over the last century."Read more...

VariZoom Announces The Release Of The Stealthy

VariZoom Announces The Release Of The Stealthy

VariZoom has released the Stealthy, the company's answer to the demand for a device that can handle the needs of both video and photography applications in the field: Steady motion stabilizer, 3-point shooter, mini monopod, full monopod, & tripod.Read more...

Doritos 'Crash the Super Bowl' Winner Ben Callner Fields Tunewelders to Make a Scream with 'Goat 4 Sale'

Doritos 'Crash the Super Bowl' Winner Ben Callner Fields Tunewelders to Make a Scream with 'Goat 4 Sale'

Doritos "Crash the Super Bowl" winner Ben Callner's "Goat 4 Sale" commercial began with an idea about a ravenous Doritos-eating goat. Culminating the narrative he envisioned relied heavily on sound to sell the authenticity, dramatic tension and humor at play in his 30-second spot.Read more...

Shutterstock Adds Footage Clips to Footage.net

Shutterstock Adds Footage Clips to Footage.net

Footage.net, the stock, archival and news footage search engine has made more than 800,000 preview clips from Shutterstock available for viewing through Footage.net’s stock footage search and screening platform.Read more...

Sound Devices 664 Field Production Mixer Receives Nomination for the Cinema Audio Society’s Technical Achievement Award

Sound Devices 664 Field Production Mixer Receives Nomination for the Cinema Audio Society’s Technical Achievement Award

The 664 Production Mixer from Sound Devices, experts in portable audio and video products for field production, has been nominated for a Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Technical Achievement Award in the production category.Read more...

Aquafadas Makes Some Noise with MotionComposer 1.6 Release

Aquafadas Makes Some Noise with MotionComposer 1.6 Release

Aquafadas has released MotionComposer version 1.6. A visual-based authoring and effects tool, MotionComposer lets users easily create professional HTML5 and Flash-based animations and interactive content.Read more...

The Room Debuts Finishing Facility in Technicolor – PostWorks New York

The Room Debuts Finishing Facility in Technicolor – PostWorks New York

The Room, a boutique finishing facility servicing independent films, documentaries, long-form television and similar projects, has moved into a new, custom-built facility housed within Technicolor – PostWorks’ West Village location.Read more...

B2FX Expands Into New Creative Studio Space in North Hollywood’s Arts District

B2FX Expands Into New Creative Studio Space in North Hollywood’s Arts District

B2FX, Academy Award winner Barney Burman's SFX make-up, character, and creature design and production company, has expanded into new creative studio space in North Hollywood's Arts District.Read more...

Cineo Lighting acquires TruColor

Cineo Lighting acquires TruColor

Cineo Lighting™ becomes Silicon Valley's premier manufacturer of next-generation lighting for motion pictures and television with their acquisition of the TruColor™ line of lighting fixtures from Production Resource Group.Read more...

ARRI Awarded Technical Engineering Achievement by TV Academy

ARRI Awarded Technical Engineering Achievement by TV Academy

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored Arnold & Richter Cine Technik (ARRI) with a 2012 Technical Engineering Achievement Award on Jan. 10 in Las Vegas at a ceremony during the Consumer Electronics Show.Read more...

Oblique FX Goes On the Road

Oblique FX Goes On the Road

Oblique FX completed all of the visual effects for On The Road, Walter Salles’s adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s renowned novel. The facility delivered 110 shots in all, including matte painting and historical clean-ups to help bring to life 1950s America.Read more...

Sennheiser MKH 8060 Shine on ABC's Modern Family

Sennheiser MKH 8060 Shine on ABC's Modern Family

The production team of ABC's Modern Family has begun to rely on several Sennheiser MKH 8060 microphones for many of its on-location shoots.Read more...

Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2013 Golden Reel Nominees

Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2013 Golden Reel Nominees

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) have announced nominees for the 60th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of today's most talented sound professionals and their contributions to feature film, television, animation, and computer entertainment media from around the world.Read more...

L.A. Filming Benefits Homeless and Needy Families

L.A. Filming Benefits Homeless and Needy Families

The Union Rescue Mission (URM,) a non-profit organization that helps provide housing for up to 800 people a night experiencing homelessness, has just teamed up with Hollywood’s premier location agency, Real to Reel Locations.Read more...

Cinema Five Films Captures New Year’s Eve Magic For Co-Branded Geico and MTV Spots

Cinema Five Films Captures New Year’s Eve Magic For Co-Branded Geico and MTV Spots

Fifteen minutes can change everything, as evidenced by the new 2-spot integrated marketing campaign for Geico insurance and MTV. Directed by Patrick Donnelly of the 2012 Emmy-winning creative production/post studio Cinema Five Films, the new spots weave multiple storylines and characters all interacting at the same place and time...Read more...

Gravity Hires a Senior VFX Supervisor

Gravity Hires a Senior VFX Supervisor

Gravity has appointed globally renowned VFX Supervisor, Alex Lemke, as its new senior VFX supervisor/compositing supervisor for films and commercials.Read more...

American Society of Cinematographers Announces Award Nominations

American Society of Cinematographers Announces Award Nominations

Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC (Anna Karenina), Danny Cohen, BSC (Les Miserables), Claudio Miranda, ASC (Life of Pi), Janusz Kaminski (Lincoln) and Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC (Skyfall) have been nominated...Read more...

Boris Continuum Complete 8 FxPlug Available for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Boris Continuum Complete 8 FxPlug Available for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Boris FX, a leading developer of integrated visual effects and workflow technology for video and film, is now offering Boris Continuum Complete 8 FxPlug (BCC 8 FxPlug) for Apple Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 in addition to Final Cut Pro 7.Read more...

Advanced Systems Group and Autodesk Present ‘Smoke 2013’ Event

Advanced Systems Group and Autodesk Present ‘Smoke 2013’ Event

Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm and Autodesk Silver Partner, and Autodesk will present "Smoke 2013," a presentation highlighting the new professional video editing and visual effects software, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco.Read more...

Cooke Optics to be Honored at 85th Academy Awards®

Cooke Optics to be Honored at 85th Academy Awards®

Cooke Optics will receive an Academy Award® of Merit – an Oscar® statuette – for its continuing innovation in the design, development and manufacture of motion picture camera lenses.Read more...

Anton/Bauer Honored With Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement

Anton/Bauer Honored With Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement

Anton/Bauer® a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, has been honored with a Scientific and Engineering Award (Academy Plaque) from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.®) for its CINE VCLX Portable Power System.Read more...

BIGSMACK Adds Kevin Lahr as Director of Production

BIGSMACK Adds Kevin Lahr as Director of Production

Continuing their aggressive corporate growth plan for 2012, BIGSMACK, the entertainment marketing and creative agency led by Chief Creative Andy Hann and Head of Marketing Andrew Kobliska, has added yet another piece to its creative staff with the addition of Kevin Lahr as executive producer/director of production.Read more...

Colorworks Applies Theatrical Mastering to “Fresh Guacamole”

Colorworks Applies Theatrical Mastering to “Fresh Guacamole”

Colorworks recently provided post production services for Fresh Guacamole, an animated short from writer/director PES that was recently short-listed for Academy Award consideration.Read more...

JVC Offers Firmware Upgrade For GY-HM600 ProHD Camera

JVC Offers Firmware Upgrade For GY-HM600 ProHD Camera

JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., recently announced a firmware upgrade for the GY-HM600, its next-generation handheld ProHD camera.Read more...

Loyalkaspar Adds Creative Director Darryl Mascarenhas;  Scares Up Co-Branded Assignment For AMC’s The Walking Dead And Windows 8

Loyalkaspar Adds Creative Director Darryl Mascarenhas; Scares Up Co-Branded Assignment For AMC’s The Walking Dead And Windows 8

Darryl Mascarenhas has joined Loyalkaspar, the entertainment branding agency led by David Herbruck and Beat Baudenbacher, as the company's new creative director.Read more...

Kodak Expands Super 8 Color Film Portfolio

Kodak Expands Super 8 Color Film Portfolio

Kodak is making its Kodak VISION3 50D Color Negative Film 7203 available in the Super 8 mm format. This fine-grained, daylight-balanced stock, available in January, gives filmmakers more options and flexibility for shooting on location.Read more...

Sound Devices Unveils New 4:4:4 Feature for PIX 240 AND 240i

Sound Devices Unveils New 4:4:4 Feature for PIX 240 AND 240i

Sound Devices has released a major upgrade to the PIX 240 and PIX 240i Production Video Recorders. This new update, available for all PIX customers free of charge, offers Apple ProRes 4444 recording from video sources over 3G-SDI (4:4:4 RGB or YCbCr).Read more...

Smoothee and iPhone 5 Create Engaging Smartphone Videos

Smoothee and iPhone 5 Create Engaging Smartphone Videos

The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer and distributor of award-winning accessories for the still imaging, video, motion picture and broadcast markets, has announced the award-winning Steadicam® Smoothee® system is ready for the iPhone® 5.Read more...

Company 3 Uses DaVinci Resolve on Some of the 2012 Holiday Season's Biggest Films

Company 3 Uses DaVinci Resolve on Some of the 2012 Holiday Season's Biggest Films

Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve was used on several of the 2012 holiday season's biggest films finished at Company 3, including Les Misérables, Zero Dark Thirty, Hyde Park on the Hudson, as well as the recent global blockbuster Skyfall.Read more...

American Society of Cinematographers Names Television Nominees

American Society of Cinematographers Names Television Nominees

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has selected its television nominees for the organization's 27th Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography.Read more...

Waveplant Composer Joel Corelitz Blends Musical Elements For Videogame Soundtrack

Waveplant Composer Joel Corelitz Blends Musical Elements For Videogame Soundtrack

The new Sony Playstation 3 game The Unfinished Swan is all about exploring the unknown. The same is also true for composer Joel Corelitz of Waveplant Studios.Read more...

Tamara Gagarin Joins West Post Digital as Business Development Executive

Tamara Gagarin Joins West Post Digital as Business Development Executive

West Post Digital, a leading online post-production company based in Santa Monica, Calif., has named Tamara Gagarin as business development executive.Read more...

Stephen Arnold Music Releases Album Benefiting Charity

Stephen Arnold Music Releases Album Benefiting Charity

Stephen Arnold Music, has found a meaningful way to give back in 2012: Record an unforgettable new spin on classic holiday songs, then release them as an album where 100% of the proceeds support the nonprofit organization Little Kids Rock™.Read more...

Kreative Kontent Announces Representation of Academy Award-Nominated  Stephen

Kreative Kontent Announces Representation of Academy Award-Nominated Stephen "Spaz" Williams

Kreative Kontent, a South Florida-based content creation company, is pleased to announce their representation of award-winning Director Stephen "Spaz" Williams for commercial work in the U.S. market.Read more...

Universal Sports Network Moves Production and Broadcast Operations to Comcast Media Center in Colorado

Universal Sports Network Moves Production and Broadcast Operations to Comcast Media Center in Colorado

Universal Sports Network is relocating the network's production and broadcast operations from Southern California to Denver, Colo., in the new year.Read more...

Foley Artist John Roesch to Receive MPSE Career Achievement Award

Foley Artist John Roesch to Receive MPSE Career Achievement Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) have announced that veteran Foley artist John Roesch will be the recipient of its 2013 Career Achievement Award to be presented at the 60th MPSE Golden Reel Awards on February 17 in Los Angeles.Read more...

RODEO FX Contribute 50 VFX Shots to Breaking Dawn, Part 2

RODEO FX Contribute 50 VFX Shots to Breaking Dawn, Part 2

RODEO FX, one of the world’s premiere visual effects companies, regularly contributing unique visual imagery to Hollywood’s blockbuster motion pictures, has contributed 50 VFX shots to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 2, currently America's No. 1 movie.Read more...

Panasonic Announces Pricing, Delivery for AK-HC3800 HD Studio Camera System

Panasonic Announces Pricing, Delivery for AK-HC3800 HD Studio Camera System

Panasonic has announced system pricing and initial delivery date for its new AK-HC3800 studio camera system, featuring three high-sensitivity 2/3 type 2.2-mega pixel IT CCD sensors and a next-generation, 38-bit DSP (Digital Signal Processor) with 16-bit A/D converter.Read more...

Sony Pictures Studios Launches Clean Truck Fleet

Sony Pictures Studios Launches Clean Truck Fleet

Sony Pictures Studios has upgraded its fleet of diesel, generator, and camera trucks to achieve compliance with California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations years ahead of schedule, offering its customers in the entertainment industry cleaner and more efficient transportation.Read more...

Ang Lee to Receive MPSE’s Filmmaker Award

Ang Lee to Receive MPSE’s Filmmaker Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) says that Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee will be the recipient of its 2013 Filmmaker Award to be presented at the 60th MPSE Golden Reel Awards on Feb. 17, 2013 in Los Angeles.Read more...

Peter Jackson Selects Christie Duo and Christie IMB for Worldwide High Frame Rate Premiere of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

Peter Jackson Selects Christie Duo and Christie IMB for Worldwide High Frame Rate Premiere of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

The technology on display at the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, presented by Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), and New Line Cinema, represents years of effort and a bold step forward in the ultimate cinema experience.Read more...

New Producers Join Filmworkers Nashville

New Producers Join Filmworkers Nashville

Filmworkers, a leading independent provider of post-production services for advertising, film, television and music videos, has appointed Robert Zimmerman as executive producer of its facility in Nashville.Read more...

Schneider Optics Earns 2012 Technical Emmy Award

Schneider Optics Earns 2012 Technical Emmy Award

Schneider Optics is proud to announce it will receive a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award, for its IRND (Infrared Neutral Density) filter technology, from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) on January 10, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.Read more...

AlphaDogs Post Sheds New Light on Gang Culture

AlphaDogs Post Sheds New Light on Gang Culture

In the feature-length documentary Homeboy, Director Dino Dinco takes another perspective on the topic by examining the lives of gay Latino men who are ex-gang members and the transformation these men have undergone from membership within a gang.Read more...

Traveling Picture Show Company Names John Noble to Head Commercial Division

Traveling Picture Show Company Names John Noble to Head Commercial Division

The Traveling Picture Show Company (TPSC) has named advertising industry veteran John Noble to head its commercial production division as executive producer.Read more...

Diana Payer Joins Big Fish Films as Executive Producer

Diana Payer Joins Big Fish Films as Executive Producer

Seasoned broadcast professional Diana Payer has taken the helm as executive producer at Big Fish Films, a full-service production company headquartered in Dallas.Read more...

FilmLight's Baselight Used to Grade Sony's Hotel Transylvania

FilmLight's Baselight Used to Grade Sony's Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Transylvania, Sony Pictures Animation's monster hit comedy that already broke records at the U.S. box office, went through final color grading and stereo finishing in full 3D on Baselight.Read more...

The Napoleon Group To Move To New York's Flatiron District

The Napoleon Group To Move To New York's Flatiron District

The Napoleon Group – a leading pre-visualization production/post studio led by Founder Marty Napoleon, President Douglas Miller and Creative Director Ken Kresge – is set to relocate to New York’s Flatiron district in January 2013.Read more...

MSE Introduces “Lazy Suzy” Camera Support

MSE Introduces “Lazy Suzy” Camera Support

Burbank-based grip and lighting support company Matthews Studio Equipment has introduced a simple but highly effective tool dubbed “Lazy Suzy.”Read more...

The Tiffen Company Unveils Lowel GL-1 Power LED Light

The Tiffen Company Unveils Lowel GL-1 Power LED Light

The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer and distributor of award-winning accessories for the still imaging, video, motion picture and broadcast markets, recently debuted the Lowel® GL-1™ light.Read more...

Qube Cinema to Premiere QubeTouch Graphical User Interface at ShowEast

Qube Cinema to Premiere QubeTouch Graphical User Interface at ShowEast

Qube Cinema will introduce QubeTouch, a new graphical user interface (GUI) that works with all of its digital cinema servers, at ShowEast (Nov. 5-8, 2012 in Hollywood, Fla.). QubeTouch is an interactive server interface that uses either a web-based or Android app. As a result, theatre managers and projectionists now have a reliable, intuitive and interactive way to monitor their shows.Read more...

Stephen Arnold Music Makes a Visual Impact With 3D Album Release

Stephen Arnold Music Makes a Visual Impact With 3D Album Release

Dallas, Texas-based Stephen Arnold Music has released "S.A.M. I AM," a limited-edition vinyl album complete with unforgettable 3D cover art featuring one very musical robot.Read more...

RODEO FX Launches Advertising Division

RODEO FX Launches Advertising Division

RODEO FX, a visual effects company regularly contributing unique visual imagery to Hollywood’s blockbuster motion pictures, has launched an advertising division. Concurrently, André Ü Montambeault has been named to the new division as its creative director, senior flame artist and colorist.Read more...

Cooke Optics S4 Lenses Capture World Without End

Cooke Optics S4 Lenses Capture World Without End

Lenses by Cooke Optics were used to capture a sweeping vision of the Middle Ages for World Without End, a new, eight-hour television drama produced by Tandem Communications and Take 5 Productions in co-production with Galafilm and in association with Scott Free Films.Read more...

Sound Forge Pro Mac Now Available

Sound Forge Pro Mac Now Available

Sony Creative Software, a leading global provider of professional editing and authoring solutions, has released Sound Forge Pro Mac 1.0 software, the newest addition to its line of award-winning video and audio production software products. This audio recording, editing, and mastering platform was developed from the ground up specifically for OS X.Read more...

Rap Parody Promotes A&E’s Duck Dynasty

Rap Parody Promotes A&E’s Duck Dynasty

Eyeing that always elusive young male demographic, A&E Networks turned to entertainment agency BIGSMACK to craft a clever new hip hop music video inspired promo for the season premiere of their popular Duck Dynasty reality show on Oct. 10.Read more...

Markee Magazine Now Available As A Digital Publication

Markee Magazine Now Available As A Digital Publication

Markee 2.0 is now available in a digital magazine format for industry professionals looking for an easier way to access their favorite content while on the go. Beginning with the July/August 2012 issue, readers will have access to the magazine’s content in a “flip-page” format that is compatible with smartphones and tablet computers.Read more...

ARRI Undergoes Change of Ownership

ARRI Undergoes Change of Ownership

Robert Arnold, the son of one of the co-founders of The ARRI Group, is selling his 50 percent share to the grandchildren of co-founders Richter/Stahl. Both families have shared responsibility for the company since it was founded 95 years ago.Read more...

NewBlue Announces Product Line Compatibility With Grass Valley EDIUS 6.5

NewBlue Announces Product Line Compatibility With Grass Valley EDIUS 6.5

Video technology company NewBlue, Inc. has announced that its product line is now compatible with EDIUS 6.5.Read more...

Modus FX Appoints Anne Le Bouyonnec as VP Production

Modus FX Appoints Anne Le Bouyonnec as VP Production

Modus FX announced the appointment of Anne Le Bouyonnec as VP production. Le Bouyonnec will act as liaison between executive management and the production team on the studio floor. She will be responsible for ensuring that on-floor production requirements are met, while overseeing resources and budgets.Read more...

Sony Upgrades Vegas Pro Software

Sony Upgrades Vegas Pro Software

Sony Creative Software, a leading global provider of professional editing and authoring applications, has upgraded its Vegas™ editing technology. Vegas™ Pro 12 adds dozens of substantial feature enhancements, performance improvements and workflow innovations to the award-winning NLE, significantly expanding...Read more...

Athena Studios Opens in Northern California

Athena Studios Opens in Northern California

Athena Studios has opened for business in Emeryville – the East Bay area of Northern California. The new company provides full production services for film, TV, advertising, and multimedia clients and projects.Read more...

Phosphene, VFX Partner for Season 3 of HBO's Boardwalk Empire

Phosphene, VFX Partner for Season 3 of HBO's Boardwalk Empire

Phosphene, the independent design and visual effects company, continues its longstanding collaboration with HBO by joining Season 3 of Boardwalk Empire created by Terence Winter with executive producer Martin Scorsese.Read more...

Marquise Technologies Presents Dailies Software Solution

Marquise Technologies Presents Dailies Software Solution

Marquise Technologies has announced a dedicated software solution for the on-set management of RAW dailies. M I S T solo has been designed to help all productions, regardless of their size...Read more...

Boris FX Announces Final Effects Complete 7 AE

Boris FX Announces Final Effects Complete 7 AE

Boris FX, a leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, has announced Final Effects Complete Complete 7 AE (FEC 7 AE). Featuring 3D particle effects, a complete range of auto-animating transitions, and unique text and edge treatments...Read more...

Anton/Bauer's AB-HDRF System Offers Portable RF Solution

Anton/Bauer's AB-HDRF System Offers Portable RF Solution

Anton/Bauer, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and a global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, announces its new AB-HDRF System at IBC 2012 (Hall 11, Stand E55).Read more...

FirstCom Music Welcomes Multi-Platinum Icon Mannheim Steamroller

FirstCom Music Welcomes Multi-Platinum Icon Mannheim Steamroller

FirstCom has announced exclusive representation by special arrangement of the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Collection. This unique series is now available to producers and editors the world over for their holiday and specialty productions.Read more...

Strategic Technology Partnership Creates Grading and Controls Dailies Workflow

Strategic Technology Partnership Creates Grading and Controls Dailies Workflow

Digital Vision and MTI Film have formed a strategic technology partnership to develop a new digital dailies software solution, built upon Digital Vision’s Nucoda colour grading system and MTI’s Cortex::ControlDailies solution.Read more...

Schneider Optics Names New VP of Motion Picture Filters

Schneider Optics Names New VP of Motion Picture Filters

Ira Tiffen has joined Schneider Optics, Inc., as vice president of motion picture filters. He will have overall responsibility for the division, including production, marketing and product development.Read more...

The Pixel Farm Reduces Price on Two Applications

The Pixel Farm Reduces Price on Two Applications

The Pixel Farm Ltd, a leading developer of innovative image processing systems for VFX, DI and restoration, has realigned pricing of its industry-leading 3D camera tracking and matchmoving applications, PFTrack and PFMatchit.Read more...

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