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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 »
Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for US$495 Fremont, CA -- July 16, 2014-- Blackmagic Design today announced an exciting Summer Special discount for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for the low price of US$495. With a normal recommended retail price of US$995, this Summer Special represents incredible value and is available for a limited time and will end on the 31st of August 2014. This Summer Special price is subject to limited availability, after which the price will return to the usual recommended retail price of US$995. ...Read More »
Sandblast Productions Brings Sound to the 2014 ESPYS -- July 16, 2014--

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ArsenalFX Color Names Randy Starnes as Colorist; Starnes had been a Colorist with Sony Studios Colorworks Since 2012 Santa Monica, CA -- July 14, 2014-- ArsenalFX Color, a leading TV post house, and a sister company to ArsenalFX, welcomes Colorist Randy Starnes. The announcement was made today by ArsenalFX Color Co-Founders Mark Leiss and Larry Field. ...Read More »
MASTERSFX Launches Digital Makeup Effects Division in Conjunction with Season Four of "Falling Skies" Los Angeles & Vancouver -- July 11, 2014-- Award-winning character effects company MASTERSFX unveiled its ?dMFX? (?Digital MakeUp?) Division in conjunction with Season Four of the hit Amblin Television/TNT series "Falling Skies,? which premiered in late June. Todd Masters, President/Founder/Chief Monster Maker for the company made the announcement. ...Read More »
Imagineer Systems Rolls Out mocha Pro 4.0, the Industry?s Next Visual Effects Blockbuster Guildford, UK -- July 10, 2014-- Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winningmochaŽ Planar Tracking technology, announced today the release of its flagship visual effects solution, mocha Pro 4.0. Packed with new innovative features that facilities with complex VFX production pipelines will love, mocha Pro 4 offers groundbreaking native Stereo 3D (S3D) workflow capabilities and advanced support for Python scripting. ...Read More »
Imagineer Systems Releases mocha Plus Guildford, UK -- July 10, 2014-- Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winningmochaŽ Planar Tracking technology, today released mocha Plus. ?mocha Plus represents a new product category for Imagineer,? states Ross Shain, chief marketing officer, Imagineer Systems.?Now Adobe Creative Cloud customers have a clear distinction between mocha AE CC, which is bundled free with After Effects and Imagineer?s upgraded version which adds advanced features and support for Premiere Pro. mocha Plus addresses the growing needs of freelance artists and editors, hitting the sweet spot between needing advanced capabilities like planar tracking and roto tools, and budgeting constraints. After Effects users will also gain significant features by upgrading the Adobe bundled mocha AE CC to mocha Plus, with a special upgrade price of just $195 that truly cannot be beat.? ...Read More »
Exceptional Minds Students with Autism Among the Crew for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" -- July 10, 2014--

Sherman Oaks, California (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Seated among the cast and crew for Wednesdays screening of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" at the Zanuck Theater, Los Angeles, were six distinguished crew ... ...Read More »

Imagineer Systems Releases mocha Plus -- July 10, 2014--

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Imagineer Systems Rolls Out mocha Pro 4.0, the Industrys Next Visual Effects Blockbuster -- July 10, 2014--

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Mackevision Receives Emmy Award Nomination for Visual Effects in "Game of Thrones" United States of America,Canada,Germany, -- July 10, 2014-- STUTTGART, Germany, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ...Read More »
Cinedeck Supports ?Rethink Multi-Cam? Accelerated Production-to-Post Workshop Experience New York, USA -- July 10, 2014-- "Rethink Multi-Cam" will take place on Wednesday 23rd July at 5pm, at QSR Systems, 24950 Ave. Kearney, Valencia, CA. The event addresses the need of today's budget-conscious productions to continuously improve productivity, and will demonstrate how they can make significant time, labor and costs savings during production and post production. ...Read More »
Video: 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction': Things To Know About The Visual Effects By Clip Syndicate Transformers: Age of Extinction — which has already earned nearly $600 million worldwide — marks the fourth title of the franchise and director Michael Bay again turned to Industrial Light and Magic’s VFX supervisor Scott Farrar to lead the VFX effort. It was also Farrar's largest crew, with more than 500 working on the film in the various facilities. On the work itself, Farrar said: “our ability to animate has improved. I think the look and sharpness of characters is better. ...Read More »
Video: 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction': Things To Know About The Visual Effects By Clip Syndicate Transformers: Age of Extinction — which has already earned nearly $600 million worldwide — marks the fourth title of the franchise and director Michael Bay again turned to Industrial Light and Magic’s VFX supervisor Scott Farrar to lead the VFX effort. It was also Farrar's largest crew, with more than 500 working on the film in the various facilities. On the work itself, Farrar said: “our ability to animate has improved. I think the look and sharpness of characters is better. ...Read More »
AlphaDogs Movie Night Interrupted By Mysterious Stranger Burbank, CA -- July 08, 2014-- Finding a trusted partner who can work with you from concept to finish and has a genuine interest in making sure your project looks and sounds its absolute best is key to getting your work noticed ...Read More »
Insomniac Announces Return of 4th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival, Orlando California,Florida, -- July 08, 2014--

LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Insomniac announced the return of the 4th annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Orlando for another wonderful celebration of music, art and community at the historic Tinker Field on Friday, November 7 ...Read More »

From Writer of Terminator 3, HeckArt Studios' ALTERGEIST Named Official Selection at Top UK Genre Film Festival, FrightFest California, -- July 08, 2014-- LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Taking lessons from his uncle Robert Altman (Gosford Park, MASH) and father Richard Sarafian Sr (Vanishing Point), the latest in a line of Hollywood ..... ...Read More »
Bendheim Partners With Bart Halpern, Launches New Decorative Architectural Glass Collection Adding Drama to Retail & Hospitality Interiors -- July 08, 2014--

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Method Studios Names Esteemed Visual Effects Supervisor Marc Weigert As President California, -- July 07, 2014-- LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Method Studios, Deluxe's global visual effects company, has named industry professional Marc Weigert as its president. ...Read More »
Announcing a New Tutorial from Pixel Film Studios Entitled Translice Lesson for Final Cut Pro X -- July 03, 2014--

Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 Developers of Final Cut Pro plugins and themes have released a new tutorial entitled Translice Lesson for Final Cut Pro X. Translice lesson is a great overview ... ...Read More »

Filmworkers Appoints Derek de Board to Executive Producer Chicago -- July 02, 2014-- Filmworkers has promoted Derek de Board to Executive Producer. De Board, who marks his tenth anniversary with the company this month, will oversee production activities, lead a team of producers and schedulers, direct sales and coordinate joint projects with Filmworkers' Dallas and Nashville facilities, as well as other members of the Filmworkers Group (which include Vitamin, Giannini Creative and Tree House Edit). He will also serve as Executive Producer of Churchill Studio, Filmworkers' newly formed, in-house visual effects studio. ...Read More »
A New Treasure for the Autograph Collection Bethesda-- US -- July 02, 2014-- BETHESDA, Md., July 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marriott International, Inc. (Nasdaq:MAR) announced today that the iconic Atlantis, Paradise Island resort will become part of its Autograph Collection, a rapidly growing exclusive portfolio of over 60 independent hotels in key locations across the globe. Regarded as the premier destination resort in The Bahamas and Caribbean, the 3,400 room Atlan... ...Read More »
Hula Post Appoints Josh Rizzo CTO Los Angeles -- July 01, 2014-- Hula Post Production, one of the West Coast's leading suppliers of editorial equipment, editorial space and other post-production products and services, has promoted Josh Rizzo to Chief Technology Officer. Formerly Vice President of Technology, Rizzo will lead Hula's long-term technical direction, engage in business development and oversee strategic planning for future service and support offerings. ...Read More »
World Renowned Film Director Derek Yee Chooses Blackmagic Production Camera 4K Fremont, CA -- July 01, 2014-- Blackmagic Design today announced that award winning director Derek Yee purchased the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K for his production team and to provide footage for his new film, "I Am Somebody." ...Read More »
Global Computer Graphics Market to see 6.97% CAGR to 2019 United States of America, -- July 01, 2014-- DALLAS, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ...Read More »
Global Computer Graphics Market to see 6.97% CAGR to 2019 United States of America, -- July 01, 2014-- DALLAS, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ...Read More »
Milk Explodes All Over London For 24 London -- June 30, 2014-- BAFTA award winning independent London VFX house Milk is creating the visual effects for Fox's TV action-thriller, "24: Live Another Day" - part of its expanding roster of TV and feature projects, -- as it celebrates its debut year in business. Milk is working with Fox as the lead VFX studio on "24: Live Another Day" -- currently airing on Sky 1 in the UK and around the world - to create a mix of CG and effects work for the heart-stopping series. In addition to the typical action-packed "24" repertoire of explosions, Milk has so far created the CG drones that chase Jack Bauer through London; blood enhancement; effects work including CG water, fire and smoke; explosions and a range of effects to be revealed in upcoming episodes. ...Read More »
The SIM Group Merges with Hollywood's Chainsaw Los Angeles -- June 27, 2014-- The SIM Group has reached an agreement in principle to merge with Hollywood-based Chainsaw. The deal unites one of the film and television industry's leading suppliers of production equipment and post-production services, with one of Hollywood's most successful independent post-production facilities that services such renowned shows as The Academy Awards and American Idol. The merger is expected to close next month. ...Read More »
The SIM Group Merges with Hollywoods Chainsaw -- June 27, 2014--

Los Angeles, Calif. (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 The SIM Group has reached an agreement in principle to merge with Hollywood-based Chainsaw. The deal unites one of the film and television industrys leading suppliers of p... ...Read More »

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