Batkid documentary in the works lunedý, 28 Luglio 2014 - 10:49 PM - 1 Month, 3 ago - 5 Letture - top stories - Topix Media Batkid is, of course, leukemia survivor Miles Scott, who as a 5-year-old last year "saved Gotham" as part of his Make-a-Wish Foundation dream wish.
'Wonderful, but frightening' mercoledý, 30 Luglio 2014 - 09:17 AM - 1 Month, 3 ago - 5 Letture - top stories - Topix Radio REGGAE star on-the-rise Chronixx is still the subject of conversation following his performances on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last Tuesday and a subsequent concert in New York's Central Park at the weekend.
The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now mercoledý, 30 Luglio 2014 - 06:07 AM - 1 Month, 3 ago - 5 Letture - top stories - Topix Radio A woman looks up from an underground parking structure outside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion sporting arena as water flows down the stairs from a broken thirty inch water main that was gushing water onto Sunset Boulevard near the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles July 29, 2014.
SPLICE« Expands VFX Department; Welcomes VFX Artist Patricio Fernandez mercoledý, 30 Luglio 2014 - 03:00 PM - 1 Month, 3 ago - 5 Letture - top stories - 10-Broadcast - Newsroom (2014-07-30) Creative studio SPLICE« has expanded its visual effects department and welcomed Visual Effects Artist Patricio Fernandez. With an incredible international resume and credits that include such feature films as ?Wrath of the Titans,? ?Terminator: Salvation,? ?Iron Man 3,? and ?Captain America: The First Avenger,? Fernandez expands the visual effects capacity of Splice, as the company continues to grow its feature and episodic television visual effects team.
No Horsing Around With Cobham’s Nano HD TX giovedý, 31 Luglio 2014 - 12:29 AM - 1 Month, 3 ago - 5 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Whiteley, Hampshire--July 30, 2014) Cobham, the RF transmission specialist company, has announced the successful deployment of its Nano HD TX wireless transmitter as part of a wireless camera facility installed by Broadcast RF for coverage of Royal Ascot and the Epsom Derby, the crown jewels of British horse racing, for Channel 4 Racing. A small, discreet camera transmitter system was installed by Broadcast RF in the race starting stalls to provide detailed, up close views of jockey’s and their mounts in the tense moments before each of many races throughout the day started.
Doctor Who FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Most Famous Time Lord in the Universe venerdý, 01 Agosto 2014 - 01:13 AM - 1 Month, 2 ago - 5 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow by Dave Thompson with foreword by Doctor Who novelist Lance Parkin (Montclair, New Jersey--July 31, 2014) Doctor Who is indisputably the most successful and beloved series on UK TV and the most-watched series in the history of BBC America. The show debuted in 1963, and there have been (if you count the spin-offs) nearly 1,000 episodes since. No matter how much Who you’ve seen, however far in you’ve gotten, there are always new things to learn and to discuss, especially with a brand new season (starring a brand new Doctor) beginning August 23rd!
Appear TV announces Support for LATAM Terrestial Standards at ABTA 2014 venerdý, 01 Agosto 2014 - 12:45 AM - 1 Month, 2 ago - 5 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow XC5000 Video and Signal Processing Platform Now Offers ISDB-Tb and PAL-M Support (São Paulo, Brazil--July 31, 2014) Appear TV, a leading global provider of next-generation video processing platforms for broadcast and IP television, will introduce the ISDB-Tb Demodulator and Analog TV Modulator with support of PAL-M Modules for is XC5000 Series Modular Platform at ABTA 2014 (Booth I8). The modules will provide broadcasters with additional support of Brazilian terrestrial broadcast standards.
Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s ‘Tyrant’ venerdý, 01 Agosto 2014 - 12:26 AM - 1 Month, 2 ago - 5 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Hollywood, California--July 31, 2014) “Tyrant,” FX’s new drama produced by Fox 21, tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation, a fictional country Encore VFX helped realize through exotic set extensions, extravagant CG palaces and city skylines, subtle environmental work and crowd duplication. On site in Morocco, where the pilot was shot last fall, Encore VFX Supervisor Doug Ludwig worked closely with the show’s production designer and art director to scout locations that conveyed the appropriate level of opulence, which were then further enhanced with VFX. “Though the country is fictional, it needed to feel plausible and we couldn’t rely on stock footage. Furthermore, audiences have come to expect a high level of VFX for broadcast so we definitely had a tall order,” explained Ludwig. “Morocco is rich with amazing landscapes and architecture, which inspired us to create a lavish presidential residence and grounds to rival some of the world’s most decadent estates in size and scope. We did this by integrating VFX with practical elements from various structures and landmarks to deliver a unified design.”
Mixamo Animations Now Available in Unreal Engine 4 Marketplace giovedý, 31 Luglio 2014 - 11:53 PM - 1 Month, 2 ago - 5 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Free, Ready-Made Animations Let Unreal Engine Developers Get Their 3D Characters Moving in Minutes (San Francisco, California--July 31, 2014) Mixamo, Inc announced today that it has made a number of popular animations from its massive animation collection available in Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 Marketplace. These Mixamo animations are optimized for use in Unreal Engine 4.3, are available at no additional charge to game developers with an Unreal Engine 4 subscription, and are ready for use in the popular game engine. The animations are available starting today, July 31, 2014.
Japan’s Q-TEC, Inc. Installs Blackmagic Design Universal Videohub 288 at Tokyo Headquarters giovedý, 31 Luglio 2014 - 11:32 PM - 1 Month, 2 ago - 5 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Fremont, California--July 31, 2014) Blackmagic Design today announced that Tokyo based Q-TEC, Inc. have installed a Blackmagic Design Universal Videohub 288 in their Tokyo headquarters. Q-TEC have also installed Blackmagic Design Videohub Smart Controls and a variety of Mini Converters into their facility as part of an improved post production infrastructure. Q-TEC, located in Akasaka, Tokyo, is a post production house which offers a wide range of services such as Animation production, Stereoscopic 3D content production, TV programs, CG/VFX, DI, and Digital Archive. The company has provided post production work for projects such an Asmic Ace film, “BUDO no NAMIDA” (meaning Tears of Grapes) which is coming this fall, a trailer for “GODZILLA 3D” and TV commercials for companies like SUNTRY and ZOJIRUSHI, and is quickly growing to support new video and film projects in Japan. As part of this expansion, Q-TEC has built out a new post production workflow with the Universal Videohub 288 router as one of its key additions.
Cogswell College Game Studio Student to Present School-Developed, Mobile App Game "Tangram Jam" During SIGGRAPH 2014's "Appy Hour" on August 13 giovedý, 31 Luglio 2014 - 06:19 PM - 1 Month, 2 ago - 5 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Sunnyvale, California--July 31, 2014) Cogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, will have a student from its Game Studio present a newly produced, school-developed, mobile app game during the 2014 SIGGRAPH Conference’s “Appy Hour” showcase in Vancouver. The announcement was made by Jerome Solomon, Cogswell’s Dean of the College & Director of Game Design & Development program. Cara Ricci, one of Cogswell’s Game Design Art students participating in the project-based learning Game Studio, will be presenting the new game, entitled Tangram Jam , at SIGGRAPH. The game was developed and produced as part of a Cogswell Game Design & Development course. SIGGRAPH’s “Appy Hour” is designed to showcase the next generation of mobile applications and their creators. Demos by developers of interactive, animated, location-based, visualization and game apps will be presented at SIGGRAPH’s West Building, Exhibit Hall A, on Wednesday, August 13th, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.
SmallHD Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology Award giovedý, 31 Luglio 2014 - 03:08 AM - 1 Month, 3 ago - 5 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Los Angeles, California--July 31, 2014) SmallHD, creators of the world’s first high definition on-camera monitor, showed their new monitors to the Hollywood community at the Cine Gear Expo in June, held on the back lot at Paramount Studios. SmallHD’s DP7-PRO has redefined the way field monitors operate on set. A new color-grading software system incorporated into DP7-PRO monitors brought SmallHD the Expo’s prestigious New Technology Award in the Other Products category. This first of its kind toolset provides the ability to perform real-time color grading for on-set viewing, sending downstream via HDMI or SDI to another monitor, and producing LUT tables for post-production. The upgrade also enables the DP7-PRO to simultaneously display previously created effects or animations as reference frames along with live video on-site.