Effects News:
Russ Robertson Joins Panavision's New York Team -- February 09, 2016-- Panavision is pleased to announce industry veteran Russ Robertson has joined the company as Vice President of Marketing in New York, effective immediately. ...Read More »
How Color Grading Can Help Storytelling by Enhancing or Changing a Mood -- February 09, 2016-- Have you ever wondered why some movies or TV shows leave you feeling inspired while others have less emotional impact? ...Read More »
Puzzling Disappearance of Student Being Investigated Burbank, CA -- February 08, 2016-- Marita ran away the night before graduation and one man will stop at nothing to find her ...Read More »
Cinesite Opens Major Animation Studio in Montréal, Canada - A future world-class animation hub creating 500 jobs by 2020 Quebec, -- February 08, 2016--
MONTRAL, Feb. 8, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ -Cinesite has chosen Montral, Qubec, to make its investment in a new state of the art animation studio with the intention of getting nine feature animated films into production over the next five years. This was announced today by Antony Hunt, CEO of the Cinesite Group, and the Premier..... ...Read More »
SMPTE(R) Announces 2016 Directors and Appointment of New Governors-at-Large WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- February 04, 2016-- 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, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2016 directors and has appointed two new governors-at-large. ...Read More »
American Cinematographer Magazine Releases Special Issue on STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Los Angeles -- February 03, 2016-- The force is strong with American Cinematographer's just-released February issue, which goes behind the scenes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens to provide an in-depth look at the making of the record-breaking box-office blockbuster. ...Read More »
Cutting Edge Expands Professional Video & Post Team with Tom Anderson San Francisco -- February 02, 2016-- Cutting Edge Audio and Video Group, a leading creative media technology reseller and integrator, has hired Tom Anderson to a Sr. Account Sales Executive position, based in Northern California. ...Read More »
Platinum Platypus Uses Quantum StorNext Pro Studio to Improve Media Access and Sharing, Accelerate Collaborative Workflow and SAN JOSE, Calif. -- February 02, 2016-- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that Platinum Platypus, creator of video, motion graphics and animation for both media and corporate enterprises, has implemented Quantum StorNext(R) Pro Studio to realize faster, more scalable storage and sharing of high-resolution video content. Quantum's workflow-optimized StorNext Pro" Studio solution provides high-performance storage that Platinum Platypus can expand smoothly and economically to accommodate its rapid growth and its work with ever-larger media files. The complete storage solution from Quantum supports an efficient and agile workflow in which creatives can quickly and simultaneously access and edit video. Connecting to a Scalar(R) LTO library, StorNext Pro Studio also facilitates archive and protection of older projects while keeping them available for the creative team. ...Read More »
Timber Welcomes Executive Producer Sabrina Elizondo To The Expanding Studio -- February 01, 2016-- Design & digital production studio Timber, headed by Creative Directors/Partners Jonah Hall & Kevin Lau, has welcomed new Executive Producer Sabrina Elizondo to the expanding studio. Bringing a stellar tenure of experience to her new role as EP, Sabrina has jumped right into the myriad of projects Timber is in the midst of producing including three Super Bowl spots. Timber?s new work also includes the launch of the recent CBS promo ?Witness Greatness,? encouraging viewers to tune-in for ?The Grammy?s? and the ?Super Bowl in February, via TBWA/Chiat/Day. ...Read More »
Exceptional Minds Animators with Autism Unlikely Collaborators for Emotional Music Video California, -- February 02, 2016--
SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --A visit to the doctor's office or hospital is an emotionally charged event for any child, which is why a new music video helping kids cope with such events seems an unlikely project for a group of young artists on the autism spectrum. ...Read More »
Platinum Platypus Uses Quantum StorNext Pro Studio to Improve Media Access and Sharing, Accelerate Collaborative Workflow and Increase Productivity California, -- February 01, 2016--
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that Platinum Platypus, creator of video, motion graphics and animation for both media and corporate enterprises, has implemented Quantum StorNe..... ...Read More »
Innovative 2017 Honda Ridgeline Pickup 'Leads the Flock' in New Super Bowl Commercial California, -- February 01, 2016--
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda today offered a sneak peek of the brand's commercial for Super Bowl 50 starring the highly innovative 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup, a wily herding dog and a flock of sheep singing a cla..... ...Read More »
The SIM Group to Hold Annual Technology Showcase January 28th in Toronto Toronto -- January 27, 2016-- The SIM Group will host leading manufacturers of cameras, lenses, sound, grip and lighting, post production gear and workflow systems at the 11th Annual SIM Technology Showcase slated for January 28th in Toronto. The popular event provides members of the production and post-production communities with a unique opportunity to examine innovative new products, witness leading-edge technology demonstrations and find out from the experts how these new tools and workflows can benefit their businesses. ...Read More »
Janimation Studios and Mary Kay Collaborate to Create Stunning Videos for the Launch of Youthfinity. -- January 28, 2016--

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Top Sundance Films Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio Fremont, CA -- January 27, 2016-- Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio, Blackmagic Cinema Cameras and Pocket Cinema Cameras were used on more than 35 films at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. ...Read More »
Moon River Appoints Head of Post Production Georgia, -- January 27, 2016--
RINCON, Ga., Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- FONU2, Inc. (OTCQB: FONU) ("FONU2", "Moon River" or "Company") announced today that it has appointed Jeff Maynard as the Company's Head of Post Production. ..... ...Read More »
Metric Halo Plug-Ins Up the Game of Brazilian Sound for Picture Guru Marcelo Cyro Sao Paulo, Brazil -- January 25, 2016-- What aspect of sound for pictures doesn?t Marcelo Cyro have a role in? A native of São Paulo, Brazil, Cyro graduated from the SAE Institute, Netherlands with an emphasis on mixing and mastering for surround. He studied in Koln and Paris and worked for a decade doing post-production audio for advertising, with clients such as Visa, MasterCard, Pepsi, GM, and Volkswagen. In São Paulo Cyro became a partner in the high-profile, audio post-production facility WeCanDo Audio Post, where he oversees editing, ADR, sound design, Foley creation & editing, mixing, and mastering. WeCanDo?s credits include the Brazilian movies Chatô, Apnéia, Farewell, and Jonas; cartoon series such as Gemini 8 (Brazil?s first Disney production), Luna's Show (Discovery Kids) and other projects, such as Sitio do Pica-Pau Amarelo (Brazil?s first 5.1 cartoon); A Boy and the World, Open Road, and Cidade-cinza. ...Read More »
The Myrtle Beach Area Announces New Developments For 2016 And Beyond South Carolina, -- January 26, 2016--
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Myrtle Beach, South Carolina continues to rank as one of the fastest-growing family and vacation destinations in the nation attracting annually more than 17 million visitors. Myrtle Beach also continues to prove..... ...Read More »
Houdini Training at RSP Adelaide, South Australia -- January 19, 2016-- Houdini, Side Effects' 3D animation software, is a principal tool at Rising Sun Pictures and at other visual effects studios (VFX) worldwide engaged in feature film and high-end television VFX. The software is valued for the flexibility of its procedural design and robust capabilities in modeling, animation, character rigging and lighting. ...Read More »
PipelineFX Releases New Render Farm Software, Qube! 6.8 -- January 19, 2016--

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Daktronics Leads Re-Imagination of Fashion Shows Plaza With Cutting-Edge LED Technology Brookings-- US -- January 18, 2016-- LAS VEGAS, Jan. 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The outdoor plaza of the front door of the Strips largest retail destination at two million square feet, recently got a lot brighter and more... ...Read More »
Absolute Outsources Production IT to ERA Hosted Services London, UK -- January 14, 2016-- First of a kind deal implements IaaS for maximum flexibility and cost-savings. ...Read More »
SCAD Announces Line-Up For 2016 aTVfest In Atlanta Georgia, -- January 15, 2016--
ATLANTA, Jan. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) announced today its lineup for the fourth annual aTVfest, drawing in industry-leading producers, directors, writers and actors to SCAD venues in ...Read More »
STX Entertainment's Action Thriller "Hardcore Henry" Set To Hit Theaters On April 8, 2016 California, -- January 13, 2016--
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --Hardcore Henry,one of the most unflinchingly original wild rides to hit the big screen in a long time, will be released by STX Entertainment in the United States on April 8, 2016, it was announced today b..... ...Read More »
ArsenalCreative Names Andy Bate as Head of 2D and Lead Visual Effects Supervisor Santa Monica, CA -- January 13, 2016-- ArsenalCreative, a leading visual effects and design studio, has announced an expansion of its creative team with the addition of award-winning artist Andy Bate as the head of 2D and lead visual effects supervisor. Formerly a senior flame artist at a52, Bate will lead and continue to elevate the heart of the ArsenalCreative brand with his exceptional talents and industry knowledge. ...Read More »
Timber Encourages Viewers To "Witness Greatness" In New CBS Promo For The Super Bowl & The Grammys -- January 13, 2016-- Design & digital production studio Timber has just completed a brand-new promo campaign for CBS with the creative team at ad agency TBWA/Chiat/Day. Encouraging viewers to ?Witness Greatness? in February with the Super Bowl and Grammy Awards, the two-spot campaign broke over the holidays and early in the New Year. ...Read More »
Newest Avere FXT Edge Filers Deliver 70 Percent More Data Throughput -- January 12, 2016-- Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, today introduced its next generation of Edge filers, the FXT 5000 series. ...Read More »
Additional Artists Announced for 3rd Annual Electric Daisy Carnival, Mexico California,Mexico, -- January 12, 2016--

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Insomniac and local partner OCESA revealed the second wave of talented artists slated to perform at the 3rd Annual Electric Daisy Carnival, Mexico. These new additions bring the already impressive international lineup to m..... ...Read More »

Newest Avere FXT Edge Filers Deliver 70 Percent More Data Throughput PITTSBURGH, PA -- January 12, 2016-- PITTSBURGH, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/12/16 -- , a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, today introduced its next generation of Edge filers, the ...Read More »
"Why Do We Vacation?" Atlantis, Paradise Island Answers With A Brand New Campaign Bahamas, -- January 11, 2016--
PARADISE ISLAND, The Bahamas, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas recently launched a new multi-platform advertising and branding campaign entitled "Why Do We Vacation" which ..... ...Read More »
Media 100 Announces El Capitan Support Philadelphia, PA -- January 08, 2016-- MacVideo Promo, a publishing and promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for Mac video editors, announces Media 100 Suite Version 2.1.7 - fast, professional, and easy-to-use video editing software for Mac OS X. The v2.1.7 release adds support for Mac OS X 10.11 (?El Capitan?) and is available for $99 USD. ...Read More »
BIG DEAHL PRODUCTIONS & Resolution Production Group Pioneer "Environmental LED Immersion" Process: Chicago -- January 07, 2016-- Acclaimed commercial production company BIG DEAHL PRODUCTIONS, in tandem with Resolution Productions Group, have announced the availability to the industry of a pioneering new technique the two companies have developed by integrating LED -Light Emitting Diode - screens in-studio to allow production to shoot several "locations" all in one day. The companies have named this new process "Environmental LED Immersion" or "ELI". ...Read More »
KPHONE Adds to Its High-End Line of Unlocked Android Smartphones California, -- December 30, 2015--
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., Dec. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --KPHONE, a developer of innovative smartphones, is adding two more models to its line of unlocked Android phones. These robust, sleekly designed models feature some of the most advanced technology and designs that are available today. The K5+ is a videophile's ..... ...Read More »
The DAVE School Wins 5 Pixie Awards, More than Any Other Nominee Florida, -- December 24, 2015--
ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The DAVE School Graduating Classes of 2015, as well as the Class of June 2014, were recently honored with five Pixie Awards. This is an internationally coveted distinction that recognizes outstanding work in motion graphics, visual effects and animatio..... ...Read More »
Episcura Introduces New Line Up of Textures that Can Be Used in Design Projects California, -- December 24, 2015--
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The founders of Episcura, a website that features high quality textures for artists, are pleased to introduce an exciting new line up of textures that can be used with design projects. ...Read More »
The DAVE School Wins Four Awards in the Accolade Global Film Competition Florida, -- December 23, 2015--
ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --The Digital Animation and Visual Effects (DAVE) School won four awards in the Accolade Global Film Competition, an avant-garde, worldwide competition that discovers and honors high-quality shorts and new media..... ...Read More »
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