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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/ --áThe 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 »
Pixel Film Studios Production Team Releases TransText Volume 3 for FCPX -- July 04, 2016--

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FOUND, The Musical and Killer Films Media Partner With Wondery to Launch the FOUND Podcast Series and App California, -- June 29, 2016--
LOS ANGELES, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --áFOUND, a new musical and Killer Films Media in partnership with Wondery announce the launch of the FOUND podcast series and app. ...Read More »
Legendary Editor Anne Coates, ACE Headlines Sight, Sound & Story -- June 28, 2016--

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VFX Supervisor Eric Gambini, Two Others Join FuseFX, Vancouver Los Angeles -- June 27, 2016-- VFX Supervisor Eric Gambini has joined FuseFX, Vancouver, as the company continues to add staff to service the region's boom in television production. A native of France who has worked at visual effects facilities around the world, Gambini most recently served as On-Set VFX Supervisor on the CW series The 100. Also new to FuseFX Vancouver are VFX Producer Graeme Marshall and CG Supervisor Adam Marisett. ...Read More »
GPL Technologies' Appoints Chris Peterson to Head East Coast Sales and Operations New York City -- June 27, 2016-- GPL Technologies, a leading provider of IT services to the media and entertainment industry, has chosen post production industry veteran Chris Peterson to lead its office on the East Coast. Peterson, who will serve as Account Manager/Northeast from GPL's New York office, brings extensive experience as a producer, post production executive and marketing specialist. He most recently served as Director of Sales & Marketing and In-House Producer at Post Factory NY. In his new role, Peterson will direct GPL' s east coast Managed Services, Infrastructure Solutions, Hardware-as-a-Service (VFXnow) and IT Staffing (Breed Staffing) divisions. ...Read More »
SIM Group Sponsors "Georgia Night in L.A." Los Angeles -- June 23, 2016-- SIM Group is proud to announce that it is a corporate sponsor of Georgia Night in L.A., a special event developed by the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office to promote film and television production in the Peach State. ...Read More »
EuropaCorp Taps IBM Aspera for Fast, Secure Collaboration and Distribution of Major Films New York, -- June 23, 2016--
ARMONK, N.Y., June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/-- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that EuropaCorp, a major film producer in France, is using IBM Aspera high-speed file transfer software throughout the production, editing ..... ...Read More »
Pixar, ILM and Disney Veterans Launch Virtual Reality Entertainment Company CryWorks California, -- June 21, 2016--
LOS ANGELES, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --áVeteran VFX/CGI leaders Euan Macdonald, Hans Uhlig and Kymber Lim have co-founded CryWorks, a new immersive entertainment company aimed at creating and delivering breathtaking virtual and aug..... ...Read More »
HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Expanded Programme for UK Debut -- June 20, 2016--

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SIM Group's New Hollywood Headquarters Go Live Los Angeles -- June 17, 2016-- Today marks the opening of Sim Group Hollywood's showcase building where Sim Digital, Bling and Chainsaw debut a unique "cameras through post" offering that is the first available in the LA market. With construction completed, the West Coast headquarters, located on the historic Eastman Kodak campus in Hollywood, is fully operational. ...Read More »
SMPTE and HPA Announce Jury for SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival LOS ANGELES and WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- June 13, 2016-- 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 Professional Association (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; today announced the jurors for the second annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 26, following the Oktoberfest Reception at the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California. The deadline for entries is June 27. ...Read More »
Reading Is Fundamental Unveils New Public Service Announcement District of Columbia, -- June 13, 2016--
WASHINGTON, June 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --áReading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's largest children's literacy organization, unveiled a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) designed to encourage parents and adults to read aloud to children, an important part of early child development. Intended to inspire kids..... ...Read More »
Production Team at Pixel Film Studios Announces Release of FCPX LUT Nature for Final Cut Pro X -- June 09, 2016--

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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is Now Shipping Fremont, CA -- June 08, 2016-- Blackmagic Design today announced that the final release of DaVinci Resolve 12.5, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website. ...Read More »
AlphaDogs Digital Service Station Ingests with Bluefish444 S. Melbourne Australia -- June 07, 2016-- AlphaDogs is a Burbank-based post production facility and design studio offering a full suite of creative services for television, cinema and new media. The Digital Service Station acts as a self-serve ingest and output opportunity for editors with NLEs and no access to videotape machines. As a consequence, they can do a lot of capturing from videotape. The Bluefish444 IngeSTore software and Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ card utilized in the system allows AlphaDogs to capture multiple streams of video at the same time, which reduces the ingest time on large multi-tape jobs. It uses the card for mass tape capture jobs. One recently involved capturing hundreds of hours of Gulf War footage from HDCam tapes. ...Read More »
Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.1 Update Fremont, CA -- June 07, 2016-- Blackmagic Design today announced a free Fusion 8.1 update that adds Fusion Connect for Avid as well as compatibility with the latest Avid Artist DNxIO video interface. The Fusion 8.1 update is available now for both Fusion 8 and Fusion Studio customers, and can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design website. ...Read More »
Burrell's McDonald's Spot '400000 Friends' Taps Talents of Director Bob Giraldi,Editor Bob Ackerman + The Colonie's Post Team Chicago,IL -- June 06, 2016-- Burrell Communications is skilled at crafting commercials with a brand message grounded in real-life situations that strike a chord with their target market. The award-winning agency pioneered the approach in the '70s, coining it 'positive realism,' introducing a genre of storytelling that sparked a new trend in advertising, and continues to strengthen the connection between brands and consumers three decades later. ...Read More »
Boris FX / Imagineer Ship mocha Pro 5 with New Plug-in Options for Avid Media Composer and Adobe Creative Cloud -- June 06, 2016-- Imagineer Systems launches mocha Pro 5, a major new product release of the Academy-Award winning planar tracking, masking, object removal, and image stabilization software. ...Read More »
Colorfront Express Dailies 2016 Unleashes More Raw On-Set Power at Cine Gear Expo Budapest -- June 03, 2016-- With the debut of Express Dailies 2016 at Cine Gear Expo, Colorfront is once again setting the technology agenda with an abundance of innovations and blazing a new trail by enabling on-set dailies processing of the very latest UHD HDR camera, color, editorial and deliverable formats for digital cinema, high-end episodic TV and OTT internet entertainment channels, such as Amazon and Netflix. Express Dailies 2016 also supports Panavision ??s newly announced large-format DXL 8K camera. ...Read More »
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