Autodesk Honors Promising Filmmakers with 5th Annual Visual Effects Society Student Award sabato, 09 Febbraio 2013 - 06:18 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow "Natalis" From Filmakademie in Germany Wins Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project (San Francisco, California--February 9, 2013) For the fifth consecutive year, Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) extended its support for tomorrow's artists, animators, designers and filmmakers by sponsoring the Visual Effects Society's (VES) award for "Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project" at the 11th annual VES Awards held on February 5, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Chris Bradshaw, senior vice president at Autodesk presented the honor to Jan-Marcel Kühn from Filmakademie for Natalis.
Marquis to Launch Project Parking Version 3 at BVE 2013 sabato, 09 Febbraio 2013 - 02:55 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (February 8, 2013) Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software, has today announced it will officially launch Project Parking Version 3, aimed at assisting editors and facilities to manage their Avid edit storage more effectively, at BVE 2013. Marquis staff will be on distributors’ booths: Digital Garage F55 and Altered images C22, to show the new version of the solution for the first time. Project Parking Version 3 enables editors to analyse all the projects and media on their edit storage by size, project, location, age, duplicated or orphaned files and then archive files to second tier storage, or delete unused media at the touch of a button, take snapshots of versions of projects, or move from one location to another, while still maintaining a usable and easily accessible format for future use. Project Parking works by analysing all projects and media across all workspaces and allows them to be viewed in a user-friendly way. This enables the user to rank projects in the most appropriate way. This may be in order of total files size, number of files associated with a project, which workspaces the media is on, and whether media is off-line. The solution also identifies the location of any duplicate files and any orphaned media not associated with a project.
Editors' Lounge Demonstrates Time Saving Tools For Post Production venerdý, 08 Febbraio 2013 - 01:02 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Burbank, California--February 8, 2013) The Editors’ Lounge recently kicked off their 2013 educational series with demonstrations on time-saving tools for the post-production professional. Editors and other industry professionals enjoyed an evening chocked full of invaluable tips and trade secrets, including how you can now edit from anywhere with the use of your i-Pad. The Editors’ Lounge hosts these free educational events monthly at AlphaDogs Post Production in Burbank, CA. http://www.editorslounge.com
Sony Pictures Imageworks Vancouver Studio Continues To Build Stable Of Talent With Addition Of Jason Dowdeswell, Steve Nichols venerdý, 08 Febbraio 2013 - 12:23 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Respected Effects/Animation Leaders Join Sony Pictures Imageworks as new VP, Vancouver Production Operations & Senior Animation Supervisor (Vancouver, British Columbia--February 7, 2013) Sony Pictures Imageworks, the Academy Award®-winning visual effects and digital creature and character animation company, has further enhanced its Vancouver, British Columbia studio with the appointment of Jason Dowdeswell as Vice President, Production Operations and Oscar® winner Steve Nichols as Imageworks Senior Animation Supervisor, it was announced today by Randy Lake, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Sony Pictures Imageworks.
Post Asylum Keeps Its Pants On giovedý, 07 Febbraio 2013 - 07:14 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Dallas, Texas-based Studio Streamlines Post Production with Autodesk Smoke (Dallas, Texas--February 7, 2013) Post Asylum is a Dallas, Texas-based facility comprising three high-end, award-winning creative post boutiques: PA Editorial; Pure Evil Music and Sound Design; and PA Motion Design/VFX. Each boutique is dedicated to not only satisfying, but exceeding client needs and expectations.
Cinedeck Spotlights “Your Workflow, Your Way…” At 2013 HPA Tech Retreat giovedý, 07 Febbraio 2013 - 03:22 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Highlights include versatile workflow options realized with Cinedeck MX and latest RX3G, plus new v4 software (New York, New York--February 7, 2013) Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for motion picture and broadcast production, will spotlight “Your Workflow, Your Way”, as it showcases versatile acquisition-to-post and video ingest options at the 2013 HPA Tech Retreat, Feb 18-22, Indian Wells, CA. Cinedeck will give practical demonstrations of how its quad-channel Cinedeck MX and new dual-channel Cinedeck RX3G record, playback, monitor and transcode systems can be deployed in a wide variety of workflows. Cinedeck will also demonstrate the latest v4.0 software upgrade for the RX and MX systems.
OConnor Support is Crucial for Lonsdale on Bones giovedý, 07 Febbraio 2013 - 02:00 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Burbank, California--February 7, 2013) Cinematographer Gordon Lonsdale, ASC, credits OConnor support for allowing his operators to keep moves fresh and innovative on the long running Fox series Bones. “Actually, I’ve been a big fan of OConnor throughout my career,” he says. “When I was an assistant I used the 50 and 100. Then when the lightweight 100 came out, I thought I’d died and gone to heaven.” Photo of Gordon Lonsdale on the set of Bones by Adam Taylor
Director Timothy Reckart’s Academy Award®-Nominated “Head Over Heels” Wins 2013 Annie Award giovedý, 07 Febbraio 2013 - 01:07 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Filmmaker Launches Reckart Productions, Developing Two Stop Motion Feature Films: “Head Over Heels” Earns Praise From Nick Park (Los Angeles, California--February 7, 2013) Director Timothy Reckart’s Academy Award®-nominated animated short film, “Head Over Heels”, won a 2013 Annie Award on February 2nd, at the 40th Annual Annie Awards—internationally recognized as the most prestigious animation awards in the world—in Los Angeles. Reckart, 26, is a student at the UK’s world-renowned National Film And Television School (NFTS), which is continuing to uphold its track record of producing animation projects that garner Oscar recognition. The school has also turned out successful graduates, including cinematographer Roger Deakins and composer Dario Marianelli (both are also Academy Award-nominated this year), and the Academy Award-winning Nick Park (Aardman Animations).
Artistry In Sound Expands With New Mix Stage giovedý, 07 Febbraio 2013 - 09:04 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Mixes Two Upcoming Lifetime Projects (Hollywood, California--February 7, 2013) Artistry in Sound, Hollywood’s coolest audio post facility, announces the opening of its new mixing suite. The new stage features dual Icons mixing consoles, full HD projection, ProTools 10 and JBL Cinema Sound loud speakers. On the heels of this expansion, Artistry in Sound completed work on two Lifetime movies, “Ring of Fire” and “An Amish Murder,” in the new suite.
Sony Pictures Colorworks Launches 4K Television Post-Production Facility giovedý, 07 Febbraio 2013 - 02:56 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Culver City, California--February 6, 2013) Colorworks, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s digital intermediate facility, has opened a new facility focused on 4K television post-production. Located in the Capra Building on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, Colorworks 4K Television will provide post-production services for original programming shot in 4K and re-mastering services for film-originated media. It will deliver both HD masters for current distribution and 4K masters for future use. The recent arrival of 4K Ultra HD TVs new 4K camera systems, including Sony’s F65 and F55, has prompted more television productions to capture in 4K. That, in turn, is creating growing demand for 4K post-production services, according to Colorworks senior vice president Bob Bailey.
Guild of Television Cameramen announces GTC 2013 Awards shortlist giovedý, 07 Febbraio 2013 - 01:04 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Gwynedd, UK--February 6, 2013) The Guild of Television Cameramen announces the shortlist of nominee cameramen for its 2013 Awards. The nomination period included programmes transmitted from 1 January through 31 December 2012. Programmes transmitted since that date can still be nominated by GTC members for 2014 Awards. "The GTC awards are unique in being made by broadcast television cameramen in recognition of the work of their fellow professionals," comments Chris Owen, ITV's Head of Cameras at The London Studios. "Awards for Excellence form the largest category, additional presentations being the GTC Seal of Approval for innovative technology and the Mike Baldock Award for working in difficult or dangerous conditions.
Studio l'Equipe relies on Mistika to introduce cutting-edge colour grading toolsets to Brussels for feature films giovedý, 07 Febbraio 2013 - 01:00 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (London, UK--February 6, 2013) As part of the on-going expansion of digital acquisition, Brussels-based Studio l’Equipe, one of Belgium’s leading post production facilities has invested in SGO's Mistika to meet the demands of a rapidly changing and highly competitive feature film market. Studio l'Equipe has installed a Mistika 4K system with a Mistika Assist station, to help accelerate the post production process by allowing simultaneous access to Mistika projects for ingest, online functions and the creation of deliverables, without disturbing the master Mistika system. Both Mistikas are connected to a 72TB SAN storage system. Marking its 50th anniversary this year, Studio l’Equipe is the only full service post production studio in Belgium to offer comprehensive post production facilities at a single site.
Southpaw Technology Launches Open Source TACTIC TEAM for Mac giovedý, 07 Febbraio 2013 - 12:51 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Mac version of Southpaw’s production asset management to help content creators working in iOS environments organize files, projects and workflows, free of charge (Toronto, Canada--February 6, 2013) Southpaw Technology, a leading developer of production asset management (PAM) technology for content creators, announced today that it has created an open source version of its production asset management system TACTIC TEAM, for Mac users. As of today, individuals and small teams working on Macs and producing 2D/3D files, visual effects, video and more can download TACTIC TEAM for free and start using it instantly to manage files, tasks, projects and workflows.
AmberFin Addresses Key File-based Workflow Issues With New Features and Enhancements to iCR at NAB 2013 mercoledý, 06 Febbraio 2013 - 08:00 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow New application specific modules; new captioning solutions; new enterprise-class features; support for upcoming IMF format (Basingstoke, UK--February 6, 2013) At NAB 2013, on booth SU8505, AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, will demonstrate new enhancements to its iCR software designed to further facilitate the digitization and transformation of new and archived content in modern file based workflows.
LA-Based Venture 3D Selects Signiant Media Shuttle™ for Accelerated Global Delivery of Massive 3D Movie Files mercoledý, 06 Febbraio 2013 - 08:01 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Ease and Flexibility of Cloud-based Solution Facilitates Production of Upcoming Feature Film (Burlington, Massachusetts--February 6, 2013) Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that Venture 3D, a stereoscopic 3D conversion production company based in Los Angeles, is using its Media Shuttle™ hybrid SaaS file transfer solution to facilitate collaboration with partners in Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul and Korea on an upcoming feature film. Built for workflows that demand fast, reliable delivery of massive files, and IT management features typically associated with more expensive solutions, Media Shuttle is allowing Venture 3D to dramatically broaden its business base in the Asia-Pacific region.
StorageDNA Maximizes Archive Performance with LTO-6 and LTFS martedý, 05 Febbraio 2013 - 07:07 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow DNA Evolution’s Direct Connect Deployment and Media Movers Accelerate Speed (Irvine, California--February 5, 2013) StorageDNA, Inc., a leader in intelligent storage and archiving workflow solutions for media professionals, today announced support for Linear Tape Open Version 6 (LTO-6) with Linear Tape File System (LTFS). The company’s archive and retrieval workflow solution, DNA Evolution™, now supports LTO-6 and LTFS for its Linux®, Mac® and compact Thunderbolt™ field solutions.