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April 17, 2012, 7:10 pm
Nice Shoes has opened a new group of edit suites in its New York offices. The suites will run on the same technology and the same network as the rest of the studio's equipment, and will provide seamless transitions from the edit room to the studio's color, finishing, VFX and design capabilities. The studio will offer clients a choice between bringing their own staff editors onsite, or having Nice Shoes tap into its network of editors.
August 15, 2014, 12:17 pm
Red Giant, makers of software tools for filmmakers, editors, VFX artists and motion designers, released Primatte Keyer 5.1, an update that adds support for Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X (FCP X) and Motion. Using the same keying technology from blockbuster hits such as Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Spider-Man, Primatte Keyer lets users easily remove a blue or greenscreen background, often with the touch of a button.
August 15, 2014, 12:16 pm
California’s Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday unanimously approved a bill to expand the State’s tax incentive program to $400 million per year from its current $100 million cap. The bill, the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act of 2014 (AB 1839), will now head to the Senate floor for a vote, and if successful, land on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for final approval.
August 15, 2014, 12:15 pm
London-based post house The Look has invested in three DaVinci Resolve digital intermediate (DI) suites as part of a new remote grading service being offered direct to production companies and agencies with their own in house postproduction capabilities. At the heart of this new offering is DaVinci Resolve’s collaborative workflow and real-time remote grading capabilities.
August 15, 2014, 12:15 pm
LOOK Effects closed its doors earlier this week, however the company’s partners Henrik Fett and Mark Driscoll along with much of the staff have moved to commercial VFX company Mass Market, where they will head up a new feature VFX division, taking Look’s current projects with them. The VFX company, which recently worked on Noah, Turn and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, had offices in L.A., New York and Vancouver.
August 14, 2014, 9:32 am
Mark Burnett's Island Post Productions agreed to union representation for Survivor’s editorial crew yesterday evening, after employees walked off the job Wednesday morning.
August 13, 2014, 1:24 pm
The Emmy-nominated postproduction crew of CBS’s long-running hit reality television series Survivor notified their employer of their intent to obtain a union contract with health and retirement benefits.
August 11, 2014, 8:43 pm
PipelineFX announced the release of Qube! 6.6 – the company’s render farm management system. Current customers can download version 6.6 from the PipelineFX ftp site. The system will be on display at the company’s SIGGRAPH booth this week in Vancouver.
August 8, 2014, 10:26 am
Blackmagic Design announced the release of DaVinci Resolve 11, available for download free of charge for all existing DaVinci Resolve customers. DaVinci Resolve 11 is a major upgrade with over 100 new editing and color-grading features. This new update includes professional nonlinear video editing with context sensitive trimming tools, onset file cloning, a new ColorMatch […]
August 8, 2014, 10:26 am
It’s been quite the summer for bar-raising in the visual effects arena. Guardians of the Galaxy makes a racoon and a tree convincingly human characters – in space – while the unsung Snowpiercer shows an effectively rendered apocalypse-in-motion on a non-studio budget. Among the seasonal entrants boasting convincing otherworldly visuals, is the latest installment in Fox’s rebooted Planet of the Apes series, Dawn of the Planet of Apes.
August 6, 2014, 9:27 am
The Formosa Group announced that it will re-open POP Sound (Pacific Ocean Post), a Santa Monica-based sound facility that closed July 7, laying off approximately 15-20 employees.
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