Effects News:
Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8 Public Beta is Available Now for Download Fremont, CA -- August 27, 2015-- Blackmagic Design today announced the public beta of the free version of Fusion 8, the world's most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website. This beta is for the free version of Fusion 8 and is available for both Mac OS X and Windows. ...Read More »
Deadline Helps Milk VFX Scale Up Production -- August 26, 2015-- For BAFTA Award-winning boutique studio Milk Visual Effects, a regular day at the office can entail anything from blowing up buildings to giving life to the supernatural. Founded in 2013, the innovative London-based visual effects company recently added a second studio in Cardiff, Wales. Known for its work across feature films and television, Milk credits include "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell," "Doctor Who," "Thunderbirds Are Go," "The Divergent Series: Insurgent" and "Poltergeist" (2015). With a capacity of 120 artist seats and a nearly 200 node render farm between its two facilities, Milk relies on Thinkbox Software's Deadline for scalable high-volume compute management across projects and locations. ...Read More »
Hollywood Post Alliance Announces Winner of Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation -- August 26, 2015-- The Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) has announced that ESPN has been named the recipient of the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation for its ESPN Digital Center 2. ...Read More »
Vision Globale becomes MELS Quebec, -- August 26, 2015--

MONTREAL, Aug. 26, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - With the goal of maximizing the reach of its film and audio-visual services in Quebec and internationally, TVA Group is modernizing the Vision Globale image by transforming it into a brand whose reputation is already well established ..... ...Read More »

FuseFX Delivers Action-Packed VFX for "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Burbank, Calif. -- August 25, 2015-- Accolades continue to accumulate for FuseFX and its work on ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The lead visual effects provider for the action series, the team from the Burbank-based studio is currently nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Visual Effects; the second straight year they've been so honored. They've also tallied three V.E.S. Award nominations and an Online Film & Television Award nomination over the course of the show's first two seasons. ...Read More »
Technicolor PostWorks Helps David Simon Recreate 1980s Yonkers for HBO's "Show Me a Hero" New York City -- August 25, 2015-- Post-production for Show Me a Hero, the new 6-part drama debuting on HBO this month, recently wrapped up at Technicolor PostWorks New York. The post house handled dailies processing, editorial conforming, final color grading and deliverables. It also provided sound mixing through its PostWorks facility. ...Read More »
Top VFX House MASTERSFX Names Scott Coulter its New Vice President & Executive Producer, Visual Effects Los Angeles & Vancouver -- August 24, 2015-- Award-winning character-effects firm MASTERSFX (MFX) has named longtime VFX Producer Scott Coulter as its new Vice President & Executive Producer of Visual Effects. The announcement was made by Todd Masters, Founder, President and Chief Monster-Maker, MFX. ...Read More »
Insomniac Reveals Incredible Artists Performing at 5th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival, Orlando California,Florida, -- August 24, 2015--
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Insomniac announced more than 50 talented DJs set to perform across three spectacular stages at the 5th annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Orlando. The two-day festival will return to the historic Tinker Field on ...Read More »
Chainsaw Provides Post Services for Emmy Nominees Los Angeles -- August 19, 2015-- Chainsaw Provides Post Services for Emmy Nominees ...Read More »
32TEN Entertainment, LLC Launches to Develop and Produce Original Episodic, Film, and Digital Content -- August 19, 2015--

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VFX Exec Jason Dowdeswell Joins FuseFX Vancouver Los Angeles -- August 18, 2015-- FuseFX has hired veteran visual effects supervisor and executive Jason Dowdeswell to lead its facility in Vancouver. Previously Vice President of Production Operations at Sony Pictures Imageworks, Dowdeswell will supervise current production activities and oversee a planned expansion of the FuseFX operation in Vancouver. Dowdeswell's background also includes senior posts with Digital Domain, Image Engine and Rainmaker, and credits on such films as Edge of Tomorrow, Immortals and Twilight. ...Read More »
DI Producer Colin Davis Joins Post Factory NY New York City -- August 18, 2015-- As part of its ongoing effort to grow its resources for motion picture finishing, Post Factory NY, a SIM Group company, has hired Colin Davis as DI Producer. Davis, who arrives from a similar position with Company 3, New York, will oversee feature film and documentary projects undergoing editorial conforming, color grading and other finishing services ...Read More »
The Colonie Expands Its Roster of Editorial + VFX Talent Chicago,IL -- August 17, 2015-- The Colonie, Chicago's award-winning creative editorial, visual FX and postproduction boutique, continues to expand its roster of talent with the addition of assistant editors Emily Hayes and Stephania Dulowski to its creative team, and Ben Pokorny's move to the company's VFX/finishing department. ...Read More »
COLORFRONT PLUGS INTO NUKE Hungary, -- August 17, 2015--
BUDAPEST, Hungary, Aug. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Colorfront (www.colorfront.com), the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, de..... ...Read More »
Jack Huston and John Boyega Accept HFPA Grant for Exceptional Minds California, -- August 14, 2015--
SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., Aug. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Actors Jack Huston and John Boyega accepted a grant on behalf of Exceptional Minds during the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's (HFPA) annual Grants Banquet held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Cal..... ...Read More »
New Simon Pegg film "Absolutely Anything" graded with DaVinci Resolve at Mytherapy Fremont, CA -- August 14, 2015-- Blackmagic Design today announced that "Absolutely Anything," this summer?s new British sci-fi comedy starring Simon Pegg, has been graded on DaVinci Resolve Studio by Mytherapy founder and chief colorist, Dado Valentic. ...Read More »
Insomniac Unveils Exciting First Round Of Artists For 5th Annual Escape Halloween Festival California, -- August 12, 2015--
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Insomniac announced more than 50 incredible DJs from around the world that will perform across four sinister stages at Escape: Psycho Circus. The chilling two-day event is Southern California's largest Halloween-t..... ...Read More »
Expression College Students Win Commercial/Filmmaking Contest Sponsored by Zion Health -- August 12, 2015--

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FuseFX Artists Garner Emmy Nominations for "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" and "American Horror Story" Burbank, Calif. -- August 10, 2015-- Artists from FuseFX received two nominations in visual effects categories in the 67th Emmy(r) Awards. ...Read More »
SMPTE(R) Elevates 15 Motion-Imaging Technology Industry Leaders to Fellow Status WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- August 06, 2015-- The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it has elevated 15 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society. ...Read More »
Mirada Creates VR Experience for FX's "The Strain" Los Angeles, CA -- August 05, 2015-- Mirada recently partnered with Headcase and ad agency Digital Kitchen to create an immersive VR experience to promote season two of FX's hit horror drama "The Strain," developed by Mirada co-founder Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan. ...Read More »
3,000 Cups of Tea: The Mission and Madness of Greg Mortenson -- August 04, 2015--

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SMPTE® and HPA® Issue Call for Entries for SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival -- July 31, 2015--

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Toon Boom Announces Harmony Support for Qube! Render Farm Manager Montreal-- CA -- July 31, 2015--

MONTREAL, July 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- today announced that Toon Boom Harmony is now integrated with PipelineFXs Qube!, a leading render farm manager for professional animation. This new integration gives animation studios the ability to render final animations from Harmony using Qube!s render management interface.

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SMPTE(R) and HPA(R) Issue Call for Entries for SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival WHITE PLAINS, N.Y -- July 30, 2015-- The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Hollywood Post Alliance(R) (HPA(R)), the organization serving the professional community by providing expertise, support, tools, and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, and an array of content for a growing number of platforms, have issued a call for entries for the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27, following the Opening Night Reception for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) in Hollywood, California, and will be hosted by SMPTE Standards Director and film director Howard Lukk. The deadline for entries is Sept. 9. ...Read More »
Insomniac Announces More Than 30 Additional Artists To 20th Anniversary Of Nocturnal Wonderland California, -- July 30, 2015--

LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Insomniac announced more than 30 additional artists, from old-school legends to fresh new faces, for this year's 20th anniversary celebration of Nocturnal Wonderland. Spanning three days for the very first time, attendees c..... ...Read More »

"Finding Carter" Finds a Home at Chainsaw Los Angeles -- July 29, 2015-- Finding Carter is shot in Atlanta, while most post-production work is done in Los Angeles. The editorial team is set up in offices provided by Chainsaw, Hollywood, a SIM Group company, which also handles color grading, editorial finishing and deliverables. Another SIM Group company, Bling Digital, serves as intermediary between production in Atlanta and West Coast post. ...Read More »
Daimler continues along path of profitable growth Germany, -- July 23, 2015--
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Rampant Design Expands Collection of Style Effects for Editors, VFX and Motion Graphics Artists Columbus, OH -- July 22, 2015-- Rampant Design (www.rampantdesigntools.com) today announced it is continuing to crank out hundreds of new 2K, 4K and 5K custom designed Style Effects, exponentially increasing its library of ultra high definition visual effects and designs. With this announcement, Rampant is adding more than 800 HD Style Effects, including film burns, overlays and motion graphics for editors. ...Read More »
Cognition Debuts in Hollywood Hollywood -- July 21, 2015-- Cognition, a hybrid post production facility, visual effects studio and creative campus, has launched in Los Angeles. The company is led by writer, producer and entrepreneur Brian Pope, and features a high profile management team that includes veteran colorist Dave Hollingsworth (The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey, The Adventures of Tintin) along with former Digital Domain VP and creative consultant, Jeff Barnes. ...Read More »
Leon Silverman to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Hollywood Post Alliance Los Angeles, CA -- July 21, 2015-- The Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) has announced that it will present Leon Silverman with one of the organization's highest honors, the HPA Lifetime Achievement Award. Given at the discretion of the HPA Board of Directors and a select committee, the Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual whose contributions have brought about significant change in the field of post production. ...Read More »
Encore VFX Congratulates 'The Flash' Team on Emmy® Nomination Hollywood, CA -- July 16, 2015-- Encore VFX artists were recognized today with Emmy® Award nominations for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for work on The CW Series "The Flash." The nominees include VFX Supervisor Armen Kevorkian, VFX Producer James Baldanzi, Associate VFX Supervisor Keith Hamakawa, Animation Supervisor Jason Shulman, 3D Supervisor Stefan Bredereck, 3D Character Artist Kurt Smith, 3D Artist Lorenzo Mastrobuono, Compositing Supervisor Andranik Taranyan and Lead Compositing Artist Gevork Babityan. Winners will be revealed at the primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony, which will air Saturday, September 19 at 8pm ET/PT on FXX. ...Read More »
AJA TryCION Camera Promotion Hits Europe, The Middle East and Africa Grass Valley, CA -- July 15, 2015-- AJA Video Systems' #TryCION camera program is now accepting applications from qualified shooters in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). An extension of the company's North American promotion announced earlier this year at NAB 2015, #TryCION EMEA gives filmmakers, cinematographers and camera operators in the region an opportunity to use AJA's CION camera first hand in a production environment. ...Read More »
Sim Digital Now Offers Playback Services in Toronto Toronto -- July 15, 2015-- SIM Digital has brought its industry-leading playback service to Toronto. The service provides customized 24- and 30-frame video and computer playback systems and related services to film and television productions. Playback services are vital to productions that require working computer, televisions or other display systems. SIM has been offering an array of playback services through its Vancouver office for more than ten years. ...Read More »
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