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Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX?s 'Tyrant' Hollywood, CA -- July 31, 2014-- "Tyrant," FX's new drama produced by Fox 21, tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation, a fictional country Encore VFX helped realize through exotic set extensions, extravagant CG palaces and city skylines, subtle environmental work and crowd duplication. On site in Morocco, where the pilot was shot last fall, Encore VFX Supervisor Doug Ludwig worked closely with the show's production designer and art director to scout locations that conveyed the appropriate level of opulence, which were then further enhanced with VFX. ...Read More »
Movie Industry Rallies Around Exceptional Minds Young Adults With Autism -- July 31, 2014--

Sherman Oaks, California (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Visual effects studios and software developers have taken a personal interest in a group of talented young adults with autism who are pursuing careers in the film ind... ...Read More »

Mixamo Animations Now Available in Unreal Engine 4 Marketplace -- July 31, 2014-- Free, ready-made animations let Unreal Engine developers get their 3D characters moving in minutes ...Read More »
Dr Mike Peacey joins New College of the Humanities as Lecturer in Economics -- July 31, 2014--

London (PRWEB UK) 31 July 2014 New College of the Humanities announces today that Dr Mike Peacey will join as Lecturer in Economics. Dr Peacey will be working alongside Dr Marianna Koli, the course conveno... ...Read More »

Dr Mike Peacey joins New College of the Humanities as Lecturer in Economics -- July 31, 2014--

London (PRWEB UK) 31 July 2014 New College of the Humanities announces today that Dr Mike Peacey will join as Lecturer in Economics. Dr Peacey will be working alongside Dr Marianna Koli, the course conveno... ...Read More »

Dr Mike Peacey joins New College of the Humanities as Lecturer in Economics -- July 31, 2014--

London (PRWEB UK) 31 July 2014 New College of the Humanities announces today that Dr Mike Peacey will join as Lecturer in Economics. Dr Peacey will be working alongside Dr Marianna Koli, the course conveno... ...Read More »

Tetragon Financial Group Limited Performance Report for Period Ended 30 June 2014 United States of America,United Kingdom,Netherlands, -- July 31, 2014-- LONDON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ...Read More »
Arsenal FX Names Kira Karlstrom - Business Development Executive Santa Monica, CA -- July 30, 2014-- Arsenal FX, a leading Visual Effects Post Production studio specializing in high-end commercial finishing, has appointed Kira Karlstrom as Business Development Executive. Previously, she was a Manager in the Live Events Division at Marvel Entertainment. ...Read More »
SPLICEŽ Expands VFX Department; Welcomes VFX Artist Patricio Fernandez -- July 30, 2014-- Creative studio SPLICEŽ has expanded its visual effects department and welcomed Visual Effects Artist Patricio Fernandez. With an incredible international resume and credits that include such feature films as ?Wrath of the Titans,? ?Terminator: Salvation,? ?Iron Man 3,? and ?Captain America: The First Avenger,? Fernandez expands the visual effects capacity of Splice, as the company continues to grow its feature and episodic television visual effects team. ...Read More »
Chapman Students and Xsens Bring Robot Love to Life in Some Like it Bot -- July 30, 2014--

Enschede, Netherlands (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 How do you catch robot love on film? The answer for Chapman Colleges Dodge College of Film and Media Arts students was Some Like It Bot, a short film that depicts the cl... ...Read More »

Shotgun Keeps This Summer's Big Movies On Track -- July 29, 2014-- Shotgun Software, developer of the cloud-based collaboration platform for creative companies (recently acquired by Autodesk), was integral to the production of over a dozen of this summer's tentpole films. Used by visual effects studios worldwide, Shotgun played a key role in keeping artists and shots on track at facilities such as Digital Domain, Milk VFX, Framestore, Method Studios, Double Negative, Atomic Fiction, Image Engine, Rodeo FX, Factory VFX and more, for films including "X-Men: Days of Future Past," "Transformers: Age of Extinction," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "The Giver," "Hercules," "Lucy," "The Maze Runner," and others. ...Read More »
World Premiere of Contemporary Opera White Witch Slated for October 23-25 at Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space -- July 29, 2014--

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 White Witch, a new contemporary American opera, will have its world premiere in October 2014 in New York City. The work, with music by Brian Schober and libretto by Joan Ross So... ...Read More »

Award-winning Artist Jill Thayer to Teach Calligraphy and Typography at CSUSM -- July 29, 2014--

San Marcos, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 As part of its cutting edge Digital Arts Certificate program, CSUSM Extended Learning has hired award-winning artist Jill Thayer, PhD to teach a class in calligraphy and typogr... ...Read More »

Award-winning Artist Jill Thayer to Teach Calligraphy and Typography at CSUSM -- July 29, 2014--

San Marcos, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 As part of its cutting edge Digital Arts Certificate program, CSUSM Extended Learning has hired award-winning artist Jill Thayer, PhD to teach a class in calligraphy and typogr... ...Read More »

Riding Shotgun at SIGGRAPH 2014 Los Angeles, CA -- July 28, 2014-- Shotgun Software is gearing up for a lively week of events, education, new releases and more at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver. Shotgun, the leading developer of cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for film, TV and games (recently acquired by Autodesk), will be exhibiting and announcing the details of their latest product releases at booth #741 from August 12-14 at the Vancouver Convention Center. ...Read More »
Turning Stone Announces that Tiger Woods and Fellow Golfing Elites Will Play at the Seventh Annual Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge -- July 28, 2014--

Verona, NY (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 The Oneida Indian Nation today announced that golf legend Tiger Woods and an incredible field of accompanying PGA TOUR players will be teeing up with four-time PGA TOUR winner and ... ...Read More »

The New Evangelization Fuels the National Catholic Youth Gathering in Indianapolis -- July 28, 2014--

Washington D.C. (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 On November 21-23 of this year, Indianapolis and Lucas Oil Stadium will welcome 23,000 Catholic teenagers and their chaperones to celebrate and engage in the Church's ... ...Read More »

Advanced Lithium-Ion Battery Simulation Tools Available New York,United Kingdom, -- July 28, 2014-- NEW YORK and LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --CD-adapco today announced the successful completion of its development project targeting the automotive and lithium ion battery industries, enabling faster design and development of advanced electric drive vehicle power systems. This project, whic..... ...Read More »
Announcing a New Transition Pack from Pixel Film Studios TransTrails for Final Cut Pro X -- July 26, 2014--

Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) July 26, 2014 Plugin developers for Pixel Film Studios have announced TransTrails for Final Cut Pro X. TransTrails was built to give users fun new transitions with endless op... ...Read More »

TV TOKYO Enter into Gaming Partnership with iDreamSky China,Japan,Asia, -- July 25, 2014-- SHENZHEN, China, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TV TOKYO Corporation, a leading Japanese content producer and broadcaster, announced today a licensing agreement that gives Shenzhen iDreamSky Technology Co., Ltd., the largest mobile game publishing platform by active ..... ...Read More »
Scholastic To Publish BONE Tribute Edition With New Art From Creator Jeff Smith, Plus More Than 15 Top Artists California, -- July 25, 2014-- SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, will publish BONE #1: Out from Boneville, The Tribute Edition on February 24, 2015. This special edition of the first book in Jeff Smith's award-w..... ...Read More »
WWF-Canada maps Arctic oil spills Toronto-- CANADA -- July 25, 2014-- TORONTO, July 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, WWF-Canada released new research mapping a range of oil spill scenarios in the Canadian Beaufort Sea, which is home to an incredibly rich diversity of species and key to the livelihood of the region's Indigenous peoples. The study, which used cutting-edge scientific and modelling technology, is being shared to help advance discussions about ... ...Read More »
Announcing the Christ Alone Documentary World Premiere -- July 25, 2014--

Kalispell, Montana (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Featured Interviews: Amb. Alan Keyes, Dr. Chuck Baldwin, Dr. Katherine Albrecht, Don McAlvany, Ty Bollinger and Tim Baldwin, J.D., George W. Hunt tackle some of the most cr... ...Read More »

3D Mapping & 3D Modeling Market Projected to $7.7 Billion by 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets -- July 24, 2014--

(PRWEB) July 24, 2014 According to market research report "3D Mapping Market: Global Advancements, Business Models, Technology Roadmap, Forecasts and Analysis - 2018", the 3D mapping and 3D modeling mark... ...Read More »

EWTN to Open West Coast Studio at Christ Cathedral Campus Irondale-- US -- July 24, 2014-- Irondale, AL, July 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EWTN Global Catholic Network has begun construction ofits first West Coast television production facility located on thecampus of Christ Cathedral in the Diocese of Orange, California.EWTN hopes to begin using the studio to transmit news, televisedMasses, and inspiring stories of faith to its global audience bythe end of the year. A joint ... ...Read More »
Vicon customers to take center stage at SIGGRAPH 2014 Oxford, UK -- July 24, 2014-- Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, life sciences and engineering industries, has announced a series of customer presentations that will take place at its SIGGRAPH booth (#733) on August 12-14 in Vancouver, Canada. ...Read More »
Willis Hires Regional Leaders in Asia for Risk Services and Technology, Media and Telecoms London-- UNITED KINGDOM -- July 24, 2014-- LONDON, July 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Willis Group Holdings plc (NYSE:WSH), the global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker, has made two key appointments to grow its business in Asia.

Sirikit Oh has been appointed Managing Director, Asia Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT). She joins from Marsh, where she was Technology Practice Leader for Asia, and Asia ... ...Read More »
Willis Reports Results of Annual General Meeting of Shareholders London-- UNITED KINGDOM -- July 23, 2014-- NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Willis Group Holdings plc (NYSE:WSH), the global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker, held its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in Dublin, Ireland today.

At the meeting, shareholders:

  • Elected Dominic Casserley, Anna C. Catalano, Sir Roy Gardner, Sir Jeremy Hanley, Robyn S. Kravit, Wendy E. Lane, Francisco Luzón, ... ...Read More »
Mentor Graphics Launches New Xpedition Data Management Design Solution to Ensure Flow-Wide PCB Data Accuracy, Integrity, and Security for the Enterprise Oregon, -- July 23, 2014-- WILSONVILLE, Ore., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT), the market and technology leader in printed circuit board (PCB) design solutions, today announced its next offering in the new Xpedition platform, the Xpedition Data Ma..... ...Read More »
New iPad App for Preschoolers, 'Learn With Miaomiao by Mark Animation,' Makes Perfect Educational Gift for Parents of Young Children -- July 23, 2014--

Toronto (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 A new app that has just become available on the iPad adds language learning to fun lessons on animals, people, and nature. With interactive animations and the same lovable charact... ...Read More »

bestwebdesignagencies.com Reports Studio Rendering as the Top 3D Illustration and Animation Consultant for the Month of January 2014 -- July 23, 2014--

(PRWEB) January 24, 2014 bestwebdesignagencies.com has awarded Studio Rendering as the top 3D illustration and animation consultant in the month of January 2014. Mobile development agencies are evaluated by the in... ...Read More »

Los Angeles Fashion Benefit Draws Design Stars and Apparel Industry Leaders to Showcase Emerging Talent on the Runway -- July 23, 2014--

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Otis College of Art and Designs 32nd Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show, held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on May 3, 2014, raised nearly $1 million in support o... ...Read More »

Announcing a New Plugin from Pixel Film Studios, ProShadow for Final Cut Pro X -- July 23, 2014--

Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Creative Specialist and Art Professionals at Pixel Film Studios have created a new plugin, Proshadow for relnofollow ...Read More »

Studio Rendering Named Top 3D Illustration and Animation Agency by bestwebdesignagencies.com for May 2014 -- July 23, 2014--

(PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The independent authority on web solutions, bestwebdesignagencies.com, has named Studio Rendering the best 3D illustration and animation company for the month of May 2014. Studio Rendering was... ...Read More »

Artbeats Celebrates 25 Years in Stock Footage Industry. Myrtle Creek, OR -- July 22, 2014-- Standing the test of time, Artbeats continues to produce, shoot, and offer royalty-free stock footage since 1989. ...Read More »
Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Jimmy Miller to Produce Columbia Pictures / Sony Pictures Animation's Live-Action/Animation Hybrid Comedy "MANIMAL" -- July 22, 2014-- CULVER CITY, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Sony Pictures Animation today announced that Jimmy Miller's Mosaic, and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions will produce MANIMAL, a live-action/animated featur..... ...Read More »
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