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Animal Logic and Simon Cowell Woo Betty Boop California, -- August 14, 2014-- LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Betty Boop, international animation icon and leading lady, together with Animal Logic Entertainment and Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment today announced their plan to develop and produce Betty Boop's first feature-length film. ...Read More »
Technicolor-PostWorks' The Room Posts "The Giver" New York City -- August 13, 2014-- The Room, the boutique finishing facility located within Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, recently completed two months of post-production finishing on The Giver, the new film from director Phillip Noyce and The Weinstein Company. In a project involving numerous creative and technical challenges, the facility handled editorial conforming and color grading. The latter included applying the finishing touch to an onscreen world that undergoes a gradual transition from black & white to color. ...Read More »
Red Giant Releases Primatte Keyer Version 5.1 Portland, Oregon -- August 12, 2014-- Red Giant today released Primatte Keyer 5.1, an update that adds support for Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X (FCP X) and Motion. Using the same keying technology from blockbuster hits such as ?Lord of the Rings,? ?Harry Potter? and ?Spider-Man,? Primatte Keyer lets users easily remove a blue- or green-screen background, often with the touch of a button. ...Read More »
Volt Studios Transmits Nice Shoes to Minneapolis -- August 12, 2014-- Nice Shoes has continued the rapid expansion of their Remote Color Network with the launch of a partnership with Volt Studios in Minneapolis. The collaboration unites two rosters of complementary high-end post production talent, while saving both time and travel costs for Minneapolis advertising agencies. ...Read More »
Thinkbox Software Previews Deadline 7 at SIGGRAPH 2014 with Built-in VMX for Comprehensive Cloud Support Los Angeles, CA -- August 11, 2014-- At the SIGGRAPH Conference held August 10-14, 2014 in Vancouver, BC, Thinkbox Software will demonstrate Deadline 7, the latest version of the company's scalable high-volume compute management solution, which is currently in beta. Further extending the functionality of the cross-platform tool, Deadline 7 features significant architectural changes and core technology upgrades, which include a new Qt interface, an updated MongoDB database, ftrack support, and deeper integration with Shotgun. ...Read More »
PipelineFX Announces New Render Farm Software, Qube! 6.6 -- August 07, 2014--

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Today PipelineFX, creator of the leading relnofollow titlerende... ...Read More »

Encore Ups Jay Bodnar, Tom Kendall and Morgan Strauss to Senior VP Hollywood, CA -- August 06, 2014-- Post production and visual effects company Encore today announced the promotions of Jay Bodnar to SVP, Engineering; Tom Kendall to SVP, VFX; and Morgan Strauss to SVP, Operations. In new positions designed to spearhead Encore's next phase of growth, the executive trio remains in the company's Los Angeles headquarters, reporting to Encore Executive Vice President Bill Romeo. ...Read More »
Transformers 4 Wins Battle of Five Movie Trailers in GutCheck Agile Research -- August 06, 2014--

DENVER, CO (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Among five action movie trailers for movies coming out in summer 2014, Transformers: Age of Extinction is the movie that respondents were most likely to see in theaters based on ... ...Read More »

For The First Time Ever, The Epic Battle of "AVP: Alien vs. Predator" Becomes Reality at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood's 'Halloween Horror Nights' Florida,California, -- August 05, 2014-- ORLANDO, Fla. andUNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --In collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, Universal Orlando Resort and ...Read More »
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 »
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 »
Geek & Sundry?s New 'Morganville: The Series' Uses Blackmagic Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Fremont, CA -- July 30, 2014-- Blackmagic Design today announced that "Morganville," a new digital series based on the best selling "Morganville Vampires" novels by Rachel Caine, is being shot on Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, Production Camera 4Ks and Pocket Cinema Cameras and graded using DaVinci Resolve. ...Read More »
Cinedeck Highlights 4K-Made-Simple at IBC 2014 (Hall 7.J07) New York, USA -- July 30, 2014-- 4K/UltraHD Workflow Made Simple is Cinedeck's focus on during IBC 2014. Uniquely, Cinedecks create 4K, HD Master, HD Proxy and streamable media versions all at the same time ? so there are no extra transcoding steps and no extra costs before the assets hit editorial. ...Read More »
X-Mirage Inc. Announced the Summer Giveaway of X-Mirage for PC Display Multiple iOS Devices Screen on PC and Record Everything -- July 30, 2014--

(PRWEB) July 30, 2014 X-Mirage Inc. announced the summer giveaway of X-Mirage PC version, which lets users enjoy iPhone/iPad screen on the bigger screen by wirelessly beaming iPhone/iPad display to PC via Airplay ... ...Read More »

Insomniac Announces Lineup For The 19th Annual Nocturnal Wonderland Festival California, -- July 29, 2014-- LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the highly anticipated lineup and camping details for the 19th annual Nocturnal Wonderland festival were released by Insomniac. The longest running dance music festival in America will return to the San Manuel Amphitheater & Grounds on Septembe..... ...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 »
Global Computer Graphics (CAD/CAM, Visualization/Simulation, Digital video, Imaging, Modeling/Animation) Market - Forecasts to 2019 Ireland,United Kingdom,United States of America, -- July 29, 2014-- DUBLIN, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Marketshas announced the addition of the "Global C..... ...Read More »
Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha Pro 4.0 at SIGGRAPH 2014 -- July 29, 2014-- Visit Imagineer Systems at booth 817 for demos of the newly released mocha Pro 4 with advanced support for native stereo 3D workflows, Python scripting and more improved features ...Read More »
Allwinner A33, World's First $4 Quad Core Tablet Processor, Now in Mass Production China, -- July 29, 2014--

ZHUHAI, China, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After its announcement during Computex 2014, Allwinner A33 has now kicked off mass production in July. Quad-core tablets based on A33 are now available to end users worldwide in various resolutions and sizes (6.95", 7", 7.85", etc), and also come with different functions ..... ...Read More »

Global Computer Graphics (CAD/CAM, Visualization/Simulation, Digital video, Imaging, Modeling/Animation) Market - Forecasts to 2019 Dublin-- IRELAND -- July 29, 2014-- Dublin, July 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets () has announced the addition of the ...Read More »
SilhouetteFX LLC Releases SilhouetteFX Version 5.2 -- July 29, 2014--

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 relnofollow onclicklinkClick(this.) relnofollow>SilhouetteFX LLC is p... ...Read More »

AlphaDogs Dishes Up FInal Audio For Last Supper Burbank, CA -- July 28, 2014-- The best cinematography and visual finish can be ruined by inadequate audio post-production, an outcome that separates the amateur from the professional filmmaker ...Read More »
HPA to Host Symposium Leading Into SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition WHITE PLAINS, NY -- July 24, 2014-- The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) will feature a pre-conference event -- the SMPTE 2014 Symposium, hosted by the Hollywood Post Alliance(R) (HPA(R)) and titled "Making Do With More." The daylong event is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20 at the historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. ...Read More »
TECHNICOLOR : H1 2014 Results Issy-les-Moulineaux Cedex-- FRANCE -- July 24, 2014--

H1 2014 results: improved profitability and strong cash generation

  • Revenues: €1,505 million, +1.7% at constant rate and scope[1] and excl. legacy
  • Adjusted EBITDA: €213 million, +6.3% at constant rate and scope
  • Group free cash flow: ... ...Read More »
4th Annual Escape All Hallows' Eve Returns to Southern California Friday, October 31 & Saturday, November 1, 2014 California, -- July 24, 2014-- LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Insomniac announced today that the 4th annual Halloween festival Escape All Hallows' Eve (Escape) will return to Southern California on Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1, 2014. For the first time, Escape will expand to two days of spine tingling tricks and treats, giving fans the chance to stay in the festival's haunted world ..... ...Read More »
The Room Finishes Bruce Springsteen's "Hunter of Invisible Game" New York City -- July 24, 2014-- Final post production for Hunter of Invisible Game, the new short film from Bruce Springsteen and Thom Zimny, was completed at The Room, the finishing boutique located within Technicolor-PostWorks, New York. The Room's Ben Murray conformed the film and applied the final color grade, working in collaboration with filmmaker Thom Zimny, who co-directed with Bruce Springsteen. Hunter of Invisible Game, which debuted this month on Bruce Springsteen's website, is based on an extended version of a song from the album High Hopes and was created as a gift for his fans. Springsteen also stars in the film, an impressionistic story of a lone traveler making his way through a post-apocalyptic wasteland. ...Read More »
HPA to Host Symposium Leading Into SMPTE® 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition -- July 24, 2014--

Hollywood, California (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media,... ...Read More »

Hollywood Heavyweight to Harvey Lowry Direct The Reel Deal -- July 23, 2014--

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 relnofollow titleThe Reel Deal onclicklinkClick(this.) relnofollow>The Reel Deal ...Read More »

FOR-A Switcher Use Expands with Growth of Colorado Church Cypress, CA -- July 21, 2014-- Colorado-based Flatirons Community Church first began working with FOR-A switchers in 2011, when the house of worship purchased an HVS-350HS 1.5 M/E unit for its main campus in the town of Lafayette. Upon the recent opening of its West Campus in Genesee to support the ministry?s continuing growth, the church was in the market for a new video switcher. Having been so pleased with its FOR-A switcher, Flatirons Community Church had no doubts about staying within the FOR-A family for its new unit. The church purchased an HVS-390HS 2 M/E switcher for its main campus, and moved its HVS-350HS switcher to its new satellite campus earlier this year. ...Read More »
Origin Digital Studios Opens in Burbank as New Collective of Veteran Visual Effects Artists, Producers and Supervisors Burbank, CA -- July 21, 2014-- Origin Digital Studios has been launched in Burbank as a new collective of veteran visual effects artists, producers and supervisors. The company has been designed to service the needs of high-profile television programs, commercials, feature films, and special venue presentations. Miami-based Lincoln Road Advisors, headed by Eric J. Bertrand, is the primary investment company behind Origin. The announcement was made today by company president Mark Miller. ...Read More »
AlphaDogs Digital Service Station Provides Alternative Solution For Delivering Content Burbank, CA -- July 21, 2014-- Getting the correct tools in place to cover the plethora of delivery specs that now exist in today?s marketplace while ensuring projects are delivered on time and within the allotted budgets can frustrate even the most seasoned professional ...Read More »
'Sharknado 2: The Second One' Completed with Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Teranex 2D Fremont, CA -- July 21, 2014-- Blackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Teranex 2D Processor, as well as a number of other Blackmagic Design products, were used on one of this summer's most talked about sequels, "Sharknado 2: The Second One." ...Read More »
Calrec Consoles Drive Audio During World Cup Coverage HEBDEN BRIDGE, U.K. -- July 21, 2014-- The BBC relied on Calrec Audio's digital audio consoles during its coverage of the FIFA World Cup beginning in June. The broadcaster used a combination of three rented consoles to mix the audio in Brazil for transmissions in the U.K. ...Read More »
Blackmagic Design Announces New Apple ProRes formats for all Blackmagic Design Cameras Fremont, CA -- July 17, 2014-- Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.8.2 software which adds three new Apple ProRes(TM) file formats for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Camera 1.8.2 update is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website. ...Read More »
Raley's Takes Home 24 Telly Awards California, -- July 17, 2014-- WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Raley's has been awarded an astounding total of 24 Telly Awards in Commercial and Online Video categories. The Telly Awards are premier awards honoring film and video productions, web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and..... ...Read More »
Raley's Takes Home 24 Telly Awards California, -- July 17, 2014-- WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Raley's has been awarded an astounding total of 24 Telly Awards in Commercial and Online Video categories. The Telly Awards are premier awards honoring film and video productions, web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and..... ...Read More »
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