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Pixel Film Studios released Transmorph Toon Exclusively for Final Cut Pro X editors -- February 26, 2015--

Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) February 26, 2015 Developers and plugin specialist of relnofollow ...Read More »

Eight Expression College Graduates Contributed their Animation and VFX Talents to Oscar-Nominated Films -- February 26, 2015--

Emeryville, CA (PRWEB) February 26, 2015 Eight graduates of relnofollow ...Read More »

Codex congratulates Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC On Historic Double Trio of Oscar, BAFTA and ASC Cinematography Awards -- February 25, 2015-- Codex congratulates Emmanuel ?Chivo? Lubezki AMC ASC on receiving the 2015 Best Cinematography Awards at the Oscar, BAFTA and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) awards ceremonies for his work on director Alejandro González Iñárritu?s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance), which employed Codex recording technology at the heart of its camera-to-post workflow. ...Read More »
Laughter In Paradise: Comedian Chelsea Handler To Perform At Atlantis, Paradise Island Memorial Day Weekend Bahamas, -- February 25, 2015--
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas, Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Atlantis, Paradise Island is bringing comedy to paradise! Superstar comedian, author, and talk show host Chel..... ...Read More »
ARRI Collaborates With Freefly To Prove The Versatility of the ALEXA Mini -- February 23, 2015--

Woodinville, WA (PRWEB) February 23, 2015 Designed for use in mobile scenarios, the ALEXA Mini is the next iteration in the ALEXA line of cameras for film and television production. To demonstrate the cameras cap... ...Read More »

New Chicago Job Board Launched to Serve Small Businesses in the Greater Chicago Area -- February 22, 2015--

Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB UK) 22 February 2015 American Job Boards (AJB), the operator of the next generation of job boards for US metros is pleased to announce the launch of its flagship jobsite, relnofollow... ...Read More »

Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion Studio Fremont, CA -- February 20, 2015-- Blackmagic Design today announced that Fusion Studio was used by VFX house Doc & A Soc to construct some of the most complex visual effects (VFX) in Matthew Vaughn's latest worldwide cinema release "Kingsman: The Secret Service." ...Read More »
PS Production Services Lights Up "Fifty Shades of Grey" Los Angeles -- February 18, 2015-- PS Production Services, a SIM Group company, provided lighting and grip equipment to the production of the new film Fifty Shades of Grey from director Sam Taylor-Johnson and Universal Pictures. The lighting and grip package included more than 100 fixtures supplied through PS's facility in Vancouver. ...Read More »
Thayer Jester Named Vice President of Business Development at Stargate Studios Pasadena, Calif. -- February 18, 2015-- Stargate Studios, the global, award-winning production company specializing in virtual production and visual effects, has announced that sales and marketing specialist Thayer Jester has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. Ms. Jester's responsibilities will include developing new business opportunities and strategic relationships for Stargate in the North American Market. ...Read More »
Filmmakers depend on Codex for Marvel?s Agent Carter TV series London, UK -- February 17, 2015-- Codex equipment is playing a key role in the making of the hit ABC television series Marvel?s Agent Carter. Codex has provided digital recording for director of photography Gabriel Beristain?s cameras, and has consulted with visual effects supervisor Sheena Duggal on the lens mapping, to assist VFX production. ...Read More »
Acclaimed Commercial Production Company BIG DEAHL Now Offers Post Production; Chicago, IL -- February 17, 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 formally added post production services to its client offerings. Concurrently, the company has just completed a new campaign, entitled ?Better Eggs in Many Ways,? for Eggland's Best Eggs, through client Calcium. ...Read More »
Signature Card Acquires Performance Card Solutions & Expands Into New Facility -- February 16, 2015-- Signature Card LP is pleased to announce the acquisition of Performance Card Solutions, a division of Performance POP an industry partner. The acquisition positions the combined... ...Read More »
Signature Card Acquires Performance Card Solutions & Expands Into New Facility -- February 16, 2015-- Signature Card LP is pleased to announce the acquisition of Performance Card Solutions, a division of Performance POP an industry partner. The acquisition positions the combined... ...Read More »
Rampant Design Offers Hundreds of Free 4K Effects for Editors, VFX and Motion Graphics Artists Columbus, OH -- February 16, 2015-- Rampant Design (www.rampantdesigntools.com) today announced it is offering hundreds of Rampant 4K style effects for editors, VFX and motion graphics artists free of charge. ...Read More »
Hollywood Post Alliance Becomes The Hollywood Professional Alliance Indian Wells, CA -- February 13, 2015-- The Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA®), the trade association serving the professional community of businesses and individuals providing expertise, support, tools and infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content, announced today that the organization has become The Hollywood Professional Alliance. ...Read More »
Hollywood Post Alliance Becomes The Hollywood Professional Alliance -- February 11, 2015--

Indian Wells, CA (PRWEB) February 11, 2015 The Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA®), the trade association serving the professional community of businesses and individuals providing expertise, support, tools and in... ...Read More »

COLORFRONT SHOWCASES CUTTING-EDGE CREATIVE UHDTV CAPABILITIES AT HPA 2015 California, -- February 11, 2015--
PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Feb. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Colorfront(www.colorfront.com), the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer ofhigh-performance, on-setdailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercia..... ...Read More »
Motion Picture and Video Industry Receipts Exceed $80 Billion, According to Census Bureau District of Columbia, -- February 10, 2015--
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau released data today from the 2012 Economic Census showing that receipts for the nation's motion picture and video industry ( ...Read More »
Colorfront Showcases Cutting-Edge Creative UHDTV Capabilities At HPA 2015 HPA Tech Retreat, Palm Springs, CA -- February 10, 2015-- Colorfront demonstrates cutting-edge creative features for High Frame Rate (HFR) Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) production and post production, along with workflow support for the latest digital cinema cameras, color and editorial formats, during HPA's 2015 Tech Retreat, 9-13 Feb, in Palm Springs, CA. ...Read More »
Cinedeck Spotlights New 4K/UHDTV-1/HD/SD Workflow Options At 2015 HPA Tech Retreat New York, USA -- February 10, 2015-- Cinedeck is debuting the modular Cinedeck ZX record, ingest and transcode platform, along with the new SetMeUp mobile production case, and giving hands-on demonstrations of breakthrough editorial and video processing solutions that significantly boost productivity in cinema, live and mobile broadcast workflows. ...Read More »
Richard Farmer Joins Humble's Directorial Roster New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA -- February 09, 2015-- Humble today announced that Richard Farmer has joined its directorial roster for commercial representation in the U.S. Farmer's award-winning work spans commercials, music videos, and short films, and is easily identified by its smart, effortless humor. ...Read More »
PSAV's Todd Spencer Appointed Vice Chairman of PLASA North American Regional Board -- US -- February 09, 2015-- SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Feb. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Todd Spencer, Vice President, PSAV Global Rigging Services has been elected Vice Chairman of the PLASA North American Regional Board for a three-year term commencing in 2015. Spencer is a long-standing business developer and executive leader who has been credited with the creation of several very successful programs within the industry, includi... ...Read More »
Exceptional Minds Video Tribute Captures Life Story of Author's Journey into the World of Walt Disney to Reach Son with Autism California, -- February 06, 2015--
SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., Feb. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a familiar story for so many families living on the autism spectrum. A young boy is growing up strong and healthy until the age of three, when a storm appears. He becomes afraid, runs out into the night and crosses a bridge that collapses behind him, unable to make his ..... ...Read More »
Rodeo FX Wins VES Award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects on Birdman Montreal, Quebec -- February 06, 2015-- Rodeo FX has won a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for its work on Birdman. The award is for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture, and is one of the preeminent awards in this industry. ...Read More »
NBC Sports, Bodega, and Rodeo FX Get the Party Started with Carrie Underwood to Open Super Bowl XLIX -- February 06, 2015-- New York, NY: Feb. 2, 2015 . . . New York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega?s Emmy award-winning creative director Haley Geffen teamed up with NBC Sports Group and NBC Sports VP creative director/director Tripp Dixon and visual effects studio Rodeo FX to create the high-energy opening for Super Bowl XLIX, held last night. The open, featuring Carrie Underwood in a virtual Phoenix stadium, set the thrilling and star-studded stage for the matchup between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at Arizona?s University of Phoenix Stadium. ...Read More »
NBC Sports, Bodega, and Rodeo FX Get the Party Started with Carrie Underwood to Open Super Bowl XLIX -- February 06, 2015-- New York, NY: Feb. 2, 2015 . . . New York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega?s Emmy award-winning creative director Haley Geffen teamed up with NBC Sports Group and NBC Sports VP creative director/director Tripp Dixon and visual effects studio Rodeo FX to create the high-energy opening for Super Bowl XLIX, held last night. The open, featuring Carrie Underwood in a virtual Phoenix stadium, set the thrilling and star-studded stage for the matchup between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at Arizona?s University of Phoenix Stadium. ...Read More »
Jon Johnson Joins Chainsaw As Executive Vice President of Sales Los Angeles -- February 05, 2015-- Veteran post-production sales executive Jon Johnson has joined Chainsaw, a SIM Group company, as Executive Vice President of Sales. In his new role, Johnson will lead Chainsaw's continued expansion into scripted television, working to bring in new projects and extend the post-production facility's ties with studios, cable networks, streaming outlets, independent producers and other content providers. ...Read More »
World Masterbatch Industry New York, -- February 05, 2015--
NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Masterbatch in US$ Million and Thousand Tons by the following End-Use Segments: Automotive, Packaging, Construction, and Others. The Global market is also quantified in volume terms by the following Product Types: White Masterbatch, Black Ma..... ...Read More »
Sohonet Selects IBM's Cloud to Meet Rigorous Demands of Film Industry Customers LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- February 05, 2015-- LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 02/05/15 -- Global data management company announced today that it is offering IBM Cloud's SoftLayer Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform to its extensive network of film and medi..... ...Read More »
Daimler on a successful path: Record levels of unit sales, revenue and earnings in 2014 - highest ever dividend proposed Germany, -- February 05, 2015--
STUTTGART, Germany, Feb. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ...Read More »
Daimler on a successful path: Record levels of unit sales, revenue and earnings in 2014 - highest ever dividend proposed Germany, -- February 05, 2015--
STUTTGART, Germany, Feb. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ...Read More »
Thinkbox Software Launches Beta for XMesh NUKE Loader Los Angeles, CA -- February 04, 2015-- Thinkbox Software today released a beta version of the XMesh loader for NUKE, supporting versions 7 and up of The Foundry's NUKE. XMesh is a production-proven geometry caching plug-in designed to streamline animation and visual effects pipelines that is currently available off-the-shelf for Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya. The XMesh NUKE loader allows NUKE users to load saved XMesh data from 3ds Max or Maya into NUKE for rendering. ...Read More »
Codex workflow popularity reflected in 2015 Awards season nominations London, UK -- February 04, 2015-- This year Codex systems were harnessed by 14 motion pictures, featuring in the nominations for Best Picture, plus the key craft categories involved with image creation and finishing, namely Cinematography, VFX and Editing, compared to nine movies last year. ...Read More »
Intelligent Creatures Uses Fusion Studio For Visual Effects For "Orphan Black" Fremont, CA -- February 03, 2015-- Blackmagic Design today announced that Toronto based visual effects shop Intelligent Creatures is using Fusion Studio to complete VFX for the hit show "Orphan Black." VFX work for the show will now include extensive effects for the new season of the show. ...Read More »
Bazillion Pictures? Groundhog Day Spot Uses 3D Character Animation, Wit & Whimsy To Make It A Holiday Worthy Of Celebration Kansas City, MI -- February 02, 2015-- The team at Bazillion Pictures is united in its belief that Groundhog Day just doesn?t get the recognition it deserves - and steadfast in its determination to right this injustice. This year the company created an animated digital spot that uses wit and whimsy to bring this weighty issue to the public?s attention. ?Showtime,? the third in the series of videos created annually by the award winning animation and visual FX boutique, taps its multi disciplined team?s talent for crafting captivating 3D character animation. ...Read More »
FuseFX Artists Nominated for Three VES Awards Burbank, Calif. -- February 02, 2015-- Visual effects artists from FuseFX are currently nominated for three Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards for their work in episodic television. ...Read More »
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