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April 15, 2012, 11:01 am
Ever since entering the entertainment business as an adult (meaning after film school, because before, we had no idea what NAB was, nor had any money to make the trek to Vegas...), I've made an effort to see the show. Now, attending for my 15th year, I realize that the show itself is much like my experiences fishing with my dad. Early on, in both scenarios, it was a magical world.
July 21, 2014, 12:30 pm
NEW YORK — Butter Music and Sound, which has locations on both coasts, recently signed senior composer/creative director Mike MacAllister to its team. He joins the studio from Human Music & Sound, and has composed commercials for numerous brands, including Xbox, McDonalds, Apple, Google, and the NFL. MacAllister also wrote the “Touch and Feel of Cotton” song, which was recently performed by Camila Belle, as well as the theme for Encore Channel.
July 21, 2014, 9:40 am
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Convergent Design’s (www.convergent-design.com) Odyssey7 is the little sister to the company’s Odyssey7Q. The new professional HD monitor/recorder will ship in August and features a 1280x800 OLED touchscreen with true blacks and accurate colors. Monitor functions include advanced image analysis tools for exposure and focus, such as waveform, histogram, false color, focus assist and pixel zoom.
July 18, 2014, 4:06 pm
OAKDALE, MN — Corky Seeber, co-founder and president of Small Tree (www.small-tree.com) , has retired from the company. Seeber founded Small Tree in 2003 with Steve Modica and three other partners, and the company established a solid reputation as a provider of robust and cost-effective Ethernet-based shared storage and networking systems for the post industry. He will continue to be a shareholder of Small Tree.
July 17, 2014, 6:24 pm
TORONTO — 3D animation and visual effects software provider Side Effects (www.sidefx.com) has released Houdini Engine for Maya. The plug-in provides animation and game studios with deep integration of Houdini’s procedural technology into Maya scenes and pipelines.
July 15, 2014, 9:49 am
NEW YORK— Technicolor-PostWorks, New York (www.technicolorpwny.com), provides post services to five television programs that are nominated for 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards. True Detective (HBO), Boardwalk Empire (HBO), Vice (HBO), Years of Living Dangerously (Showtime) and The 67th Annual Tony Awards (CBS) are all recognized with nominations.
July 14, 2014, 3:45 pm
BURBANK, CA — Deluxe (www.bydeluxe.com) will be the first facility to offer mastering for Dolby Vision. The studio will work on episodic and long-form content for television, and will employ FilmLight’s Baselight color grading system, which has already been optimized for Dolby Vision work.
July 14, 2014, 12:56 pm
SANTA MONICA — ArsenalFX Color (www.arsenalfxcolor.tv), the sister company to ArsenalFX, has added Randy Starnes to its team. He was most recently a colorist with Sony Pictures Studios’ Colorworks Division, where he worked in their 4K television facility on dozens of 4K finishing projects.
July 14, 2014, 9:45 am
BURBANK — Larry Jordan & Associates (http://www.larryjordan.biz) has launched a new educational initiative that’s designed to make it easier for schools and students to invest in, and embrace professional-caliber post production training skills. The company is launching a new educators pricing program for universities, schools and students that includes discounts on training on popular post applications such as Apple Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro.
July 11, 2014, 9:36 am
LONDON — The Foundry (www.thefoundry.co.uk) has introduced Colorway, a new application designed to speed up and change the process of iterating on and finalizing an image. The Colorway family includes Colorway Presenter, a free desktop application that allows clients to pick the images they prefer and make realtime changes, allowing for instant feedback on designs. A kit for Modo lets users import and export their Colorway files into the main app. A kit compatible with Maxon’s Cinema4D w...
July 10, 2014, 4:14 pm
GUILDFORD, UK — Imagineer Systems (www.imagineersystems.com) has released Mocha Plus, a new product category for the company, which created the Academy Award-winning Mocha Planar Tracking technology. According to chief marketing officer Ross Shain, the release helps better define the difference between Mocha AE CC for Creative Cloud, which is bundled free with After Effects, and Imagineer’s upgraded version, which adds advanced features and support for Premiere Pro.
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