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O2 Filmes Creates Rio Olympic Games Ceremony Videos with DaVinci Resolve and Fusion Studio Fremont, CA -- August 23, 2016-- Blackmagic Design today announced that some of the ceremony videos, including the opening ceremony video for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, were created by Brazilian based O2 Filmes using DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio for editing and color grading, as well as Fusion 8 Studio for visual effects. ...Read More »
The Jim Henson Company Hosts, "Puppets For Puppetry" Fundraiser to Honor The Esteemed Puppeteer Dave Goelz on September 24, 2016 California,Georgia, -- August 23, 2016--
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jim Henson Company is hosting "Puppets for Puppetry," a fundraiser for The Center for Puppetry Arts honoring the esteemed puppeteer Dave Goelz, best known to fans around the world as the performer of iconic puppet characters like The Great Gon..... ...Read More »
Weta Digital Leads the Industry with arrowX WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND -- August 22, 2016-- When the team at Weta Digital, the groundbreaking visual effects company, needed to add to its tripod fleet, they turned to the new arrowX 5 Fluid Head on the Sprinter II 2-Stage Carbon Fibre Tripod System from Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions. Weta Digital will be among the first high-profile users of the recently-released arrowX series. ...Read More »
SMPTE Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients LOS ANGELES -- August 16, 2016-- 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 revealed the outstanding individuals who will be recognized with 2016 Honors & Awards as part of the weeklong SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California. ...Read More »
The Arc/k Project Seeks to Preserve the Past while Fueling Hollywood Magic Los Angeles -- August 18, 2016-- The Arc/k Project, a new nonprofit focused on digital preservation, has developed a unique plan for creating 3-dimensional records of the world's most endangered cultural assets while providing Hollywood filmmakers with a new and better way to incorporate exotic locations and artifacts into their productions. ...Read More »
Carl Moore Joins Roundabout Entertainment as Senior Producer for Features Burbank, Calif. -- August 17, 2016-- Roundabout Entertainment has appointed post-production veteran Carl Moore as Senior Producer for feature film services. Moore, who has helped guide more than 50 films through finishing, will work with clients in planning for post, and will manage projects through final editorial, color grading and delivery. Moore formerly served as a Digital Intermediate Producer at Modern VideoFilm, where his credits included The Young Messiah, Self/less and Veronica Mars. ...Read More »
SMPTE Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients -- August 17, 2016--

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Blackmagic Design Announces Public Beta of New Operating System and User Interface for URSA Mini Fremont, CA -- August 16, 2016-- Blackmagic Design today announced the availability of Blackmagic Camera 4.0 Public Beta. This public beta lets customers install and test Blackmagic's major new camera operating system and user interface for URSA Mini. Blackmagic Camera 4.0 Public Beta is available for download free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website for all Blackmagic URSA Mini customers. ...Read More »
HPA Tech Retreat UK Makes Auspicious Debut London, UK -- August 14, 2016-- The HPA Tech Retreat, a pivotal gathering of those supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content for the dynamic landscape of distribution environments, made its global debut in the UK last month, 13 - 14 July at Heythrop Park Resort, Oxfordshire. The HPA Tech Retreat is produced by the Hollywood Professional Association and was presented in the UK in association with Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). ...Read More »
Uncharted Territory Shoots Independence Day: Resurgence VFX Plates with URSA Mini 4.6K Fremont, CA -- August 10, 2016-- Blackmagic Design announced today that production company Uncharted Territory used an URSA Mini 4.6K EF to capture visual effects (VFX) plates for the film "Independence Day: Resurgence." ...Read More »
Timber Reaches New Heights With T-Mobile's Latest Spot "Momentum" -- August 08, 2016-- Timber Creative Directors/Partners Jonah Hall and Kevin Lau led their amazing team of design, animation and VFX artists for T-Mobile's latest spot "Momentum." Directed by Tool of North America's Marc Forster, the black, white and (T-Mobile's trademarked) magenta visuals take you from skylines to coastlines, from the country to the city. The spot broke during the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics 2016 in Rio on Friday. ...Read More »
Goldcrest Post Delivers Jason Bourne Post Production with DaVinci Resolve Studio Fremont, CA -- August 03, 2016-- Blackmagic Design today announced that Goldcrest Post London used DaVinci Resolve Studio to complete the edit, color grade and HDR finishing for Universal Pictures' "Jason Bourne," in which Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role. The film is currently in cinemas. ...Read More »
Post Production for BBC One Drama "Reg" Completed on DaVinci Resolve and Fusion Studio Fremont, CA -- August 02, 2016-- Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve and Fusion Studio were used to complete the final edit, grade and visual effects for new BBC One drama "Reg," starring Tim Roth. ...Read More »
FuseFX Expands New York Facility New York City -- August 01, 2016-- Buoyed by rising television productions, FuseFX has expanded its presence in New York. The facility has moved its operations in the city to larger quarters able to accommodate a dynamic team of more than 50 artists. ...Read More »
Tripadvisor Fans Rank Russia's H20 Waterpark Among Europe's Top 10 -- August 02, 2016--

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TVA Group reports $5.7 million net loss attributable to shareholders in the second quarter of 2016 Quebec, -- August 01, 2016--
MONTREAL, Aug. 1, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - TVA Group Inc. (the "Corporation") today announced that it recorded a net loss attributable to shareholders of $5.7 million, or a loss of $0.13 per share, in the second quarter of 2016, compared with a loss of ...Read More »
Post Production Exec David Feldman Joins Post Factory NY Los Angeles -- July 26, 2016-- Post Factory NY, a SIM Group company, has appointed David Feldman as Senior Vice President for Features and Television as part of the facility's ongoing effort to broaden and enhance its service offering. Feldman, previously Director of Feature Sales for Company 3 and Deluxe, New York, will lead sales and customer relations for newly-expanded features and TV finishing services at Post Factory NY. He will also liaise with other SIM Group companies to provide film and television producers with packaged services covering multiple aspects of production and post. ...Read More »
Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.2 is now available on Linux free of charge Fremont, CA -- July 26, 2016-- Blackmagic Design today announced that Fusion visual effects software is now available on the Linux platform. Linux is extremely popular in the world ??s leading visual effects production companies and this new Linux release is a major announcement for the visual effects industry. ...Read More »
Silverdraft Demon sets VR and Flame on fire at SIGGRAPH 2016 Anaheim, CA -- July 26, 2016-- Silverdraft will showcase the superior firepower of its products to enable groundbreaking, collaborative VR and accelerated VFX post production during SIGGRAPH 2016. ...Read More »
FuseFX Continues to Grow Vancouver Operation; Adds Senior VFX Supervisor Shawn Hillier, Compositing Supervisor May Roza Los Angeles -- July 25, 2016-- Senior VFX Supervisor Shawn Hillier has joined the creative team at the Vancouver office of FuseFX. Hillier arrives following a 15-year stint at Industrial Light & Magic, ...Read More »
Quantum Releases New High-Efficiency Animation and VFX Workflow Reference Architecture SAN JOSE, Calif. -- July 25, 2016-- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced a new animation and visual effects (VFX) workflow reference architecture built on the company's award-winning Xcellis" high-performance shared storage. This robust and exceptionally flexible architecture delivers optimal storage capabilities for animation and editorial operations, thereby streamlining workflows and boosting overall efficiency and productivity. Quantum will demonstrate the new architecture at the SIGGRAPH 2016 Conference and Exhibition, July 24-28, in Anaheim, California (booth 575). ...Read More »
Quantum to Showcase New High-Efficiency Animation and Visual Effects Workflow Reference Architecture at SIGGRAPH 2016 SAN JOSE, Calif. -- July 25, 2016-- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced a new animation and visual effects (VFX) workflow reference architecture built on the company's award-winning Xcellis" high-performance shared storage. This robust and exceptionally flexible architecture delivers optimal storage capabilities for animation and editorial operations, thereby streamlining workflows and boosting overall efficiency and productivity. Quantum will demonstrate the new architecture at the SIGGRAPH 2016 Conference and Exhibition, July 24-28, in Anaheim, California (booth 575). ...Read More »
Quantum to Showcase New High-Efficiency Animation and Visual Effects Workflow Reference Architecture at SIGGRAPH 2016 California, -- July 25, 2016--
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced a new animation and visual effects (VFX) workflow reference architecture built on the company's award-winning Xcellis high-performance shared storage. This robust and exceptionally flexible architecture delivers optimal storage capabil..... ...Read More »
GPL Technologies Supports The Molecule as It Builds New Production Facility in New York City New York City -- July 20, 2016-- GPL Technologies is currently providing IT and engineering support to The Molecule as it prepares to move to a new production facility at 29th and Broadway in Manhattan. GPL assisted in designing the new facility's shared storage environment and workflow. It also supplied and installed workstations and software for visual effects production, design and other functions. "We're operating at a higher tier of capacity than ever before," says The Molecule CEO Chris Healer. "GPL's consulting and expertise have made this expansion possible in a way that few other companies could." ...Read More »
The Jim Henson Company Partners with Narrativia to Develop "WEE FREE MEN" as Feature Film California, -- July 19, 2016--
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --The Jim Henson Company announced today the development of a feature film based on the great literary legacy of the late Sir Terry Pratchett's "THE WEE FREE MEN," part of the wildly popular Discworld series. ...Read More »
Deluxe Creative Artists Contribute to 17 Productions Nominated for 68th Emmy® Awards in Key Categories Los Angeles, CA -- July 18, 2016-- Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) is pleased to announce that its creative teams at Company 3, Encore, Deluxe studios, Iloura, and Level 3 contributed to 17 shows nominated in key overall and related craft categories for the 68th Emmy® Awards. In particular, work by Deluxe's Iloura visual effects group, led by VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst, was recognized with nomination for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for Game of Thrones' "Battle of the Bastards" episode (the show itself received 23 nominations). ...Read More »
Chainsaw Delivers for "Game of Thrones" Los Angeles -- July 12, 2016-- Post-production finishing for the sixth season of HBO's Emmy Award-winning series Game of Thrones recently wrapped up at Chainsaw, a SIM Group company. The facility handled visual effects integration, editorial conforming, final color grading and deliverables for the show. ...Read More »
Archion Technologies Introduces Omni Hybrid Storage Workflow Solution: Los Angeles, CA -- July 11, 2016-- Archion Technologies, a world leader in high performance shared media storage, has introduced into the entertainment, broadcasting and multi-media industries its EditStor Omni Hybrid - the company's newest product within its family of collaborative storage solutions for demanding media workflows. The announcement was made by Reuben Lima, CEO/Founder, Archion. ...Read More »
Film Director Rich Thorne Joins New York Film Academy As Producing Chair Los Angeles -- July 11, 2016--

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At IBC 2016 Facilis Technology Demonstrates High-Performance, Leading Edge Shared Storage Solutions -- July 06, 2016-- At IBC 2016, Facilis (Booth 7.B40), will showcase its Flash/SSD (Solid State Drive) technology, which it has incorporated within the TerraBlock Hybrid24 and SSD8 products. ...Read More »
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