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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 »
BIG DEAHL Productions Forms Strategic Alliance with Resolution Productions Group in Chicago: Chicago, IL -- July 14, 2015-- BIG DEAHL PRODUCTIONS, an acclaimed commercial production company and home to David Deahl and Todd Klein, among the Top Tabletop Directors in the U.S., has formed a new strategic alliance with Resolution Productions Group in Chicago. ...Read More »
New FX Comedy "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" Finished at Technicolor PostWorks New York City -- July 14, 2015-- Technicolor PostWorks New York recently completed editorial finishing and color grading for the first season of the new FX comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. Slated to premiere July 16th, the show stars Denis Leary (who also wrote and directed) as Johnny Rock, an aging singer trying to reform his old band and make good on the unfulfilled dreams of his youth. ...Read More »
Visual Voodoo With Blackmagic Design At The July Editors' Lounge Burbank, CA -- July 13, 2015-- A night dedicated to the latest versions of Blackmagic Design?s flagship studio software: DaVinci Resolve 12 and Fusion 7 Studio ...Read More »
Post-Production Deliverables For "Iverson" Made Easy With AlphaDogs Digital Service Station Burbank, CA -- July 08, 2015-- A branch of Burbank based AlphaDogs Post Production, the Digital Service Station has been providing an alternative solution for delivering content in both an easy and affordable fashion ...Read More »
Kung Fury: The Coolest Short Film of All Time Boston, Ma -- July 07, 2015-- After just two weeks, Kung Fury has garnered over 16 million views on youtube and made IMBD's Top 500 list almost instantaneously. Kung Fury's incredible success stems from its equally incredible visual effects including flying cars, explosions, half-dinosaur cops, and more, with the help of Red Giant plugins. ...Read More »
Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading Theater Toronto -- July 07, 2015-- Pixel Underground, a SIM Group company, has completed a major facility expansion that includes the addition of a cinema-style 4K grading theatre. The new construction, which also includes a 4K online finishing suite, places the company at the leading edge in color grading and finishing services for motion pictures and television. ...Read More »
Zombie APOC Army- Shoot Zombies! Stay Alive! Texas, -- July 02, 2015--
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PipelineFXs Qube! Now Available in One-Month Installments -- June 30, 2015--

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Lily The Unicorn, Produced by The Jim Henson Company and Based on the Book by Dallas Clayton, Debuts as Part of Amazon Studios' Kids Pilot Season California, -- June 30, 2015--
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Lily the Unicorn, the latest project from The Jim Henson Company, is now available for viewing and reviewing during Amazon Studios' kids pilot season, which commenced June 26, 2015. Lily the Unicorn is based on the hit children's book from acc..... ...Read More »
DPA Microphones Help Capture the Sound on Mad Max: Fury Road Australia -- June 29, 2015-- This action?packed movie presented a number of audio challenges, but thanks to DPA's d:screet? Miniature Microphones these were easily overcome. ...Read More »
SMPTE(R) Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15) to Embrace Theme 'Persistence of Vision -- Defining the Future' SYDNEY -- June 25, 2015-- The Australia Section of 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 details for the SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15), which will be held 14-17 July in Sydney. The conference theme, "Persistence of Vision -- Defining the Future," gives a nod to the optical illusion that makes motion imaging possible and reinforces the ongoing devotion of SMPTE to the critical tasks of standards development and education for the motion-imaging industry. ...Read More »
TFBOYS' Fanta TVC Graded on DaVinci Resolve by Beijing's HomeBoy Cine Studio Fremont, CA -- June 25, 2015-- Blackmagic Design today announced that the Coca-Cola Company's new Fanta television commercial, starring popular Chinese teenage band TFBOYS, was graded by Beijing based HomeBoy Cine Studio with DaVinci Resolve. ...Read More »
GPL Technologies Launches in New York Los Angeles -- June 24, 2015-- GPL Technologies, a premier provider of technology solutions and managed services to the media and entertainment industry, today announces the opening of an office in New York City. GPL Technologies, New York, will provide IT consulting, workflow design, system rentals and support services for post-production facilities, editing houses, visual effects providers, game developers and other creative services companies. Additionally, the company's VFXnow division will provide pipeline support to visual effects companies and others though its innovative hardware-as-a-service model. ...Read More »
Expression College Student Created Music for Golden State Warriors Promo Videos -- June 24, 2015--

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TV Land Comedy "Younger" Finished at Technicolor PostWorks New York City -- June 23, 2015-- Post-production finishing for the first season of TV Land's inspired new comedy Younger was recently completed at Technicolor PostWorks, New York. Senior Colorist Anthony Raffaele applied the final color grade to the original series, which has generated buzz and a growing fan base thanks to its positive depiction of intergenerational female relationships. ...Read More »
Digital Film/Video Acquisition & Post Report New York, -- June 23, 2015--
NEW YORK, June 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SCRI Research has just conducted a survey among digital film & video facilities worldwide. The survey was undertaken with the Digital Cinema Society.

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Bazillion Pictures Wins Gold National ADDY For 3D Animate Projection Mapping Video Celebrating Union Station's Centennial Kansas City, MI -- June 22, 2015-- Bazillion Pictures won a Gold National ADDY at The American Advertising Federation (AAF) 2015 Award Show for their work on Union Station Kansas City: 'The Monument Comes Alive.' The studio's team of artists created the 3D animation, motion graphics, and visual effects, and crafted the architectural projection mapped video that transformed the iconic building into a giant canvas for its centennial celebration. The multi-media visual experience tells Union Station's story and shows how it adapted and persevered through a tumultuous century. The AAF ADDY Awards is a three-tiered competition dedicated to recognizing the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising at the local, district and national levels. Bazillion Pictures' received top honors for 'The Monument Comes Alive' at all three events. ...Read More »
Representatives from RIOT Games Visit Expression College to Discover New Student Talent -- June 23, 2015--

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Spotburner Introduces Streamlined Video Content Production -- June 18, 2015--

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Winners And Grant Recipients Announced For 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival California, -- June 17, 2015--
LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Los Angeles Film Festival, produced by Film Independent with Presenting Media Sponsor the Los Angeles Times and Host Partner L.A. LIVE, announced the winners of the 2015 Festival at the Awards Cocktail Reception. ..... ...Read More »
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