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September 22, 2012, 8:22 am
I've had a week and bit to digest this year's IBC and thought I'd reflect. T'was a funny conference. It was filled with a lot of the same tech that was announced/demoed at BVE, NAB and even IBC 2011, so there was a slight lack of new announcements. That said, there were a few interesting things that I will highlight.
November 6, 2017, 2:33 pm
ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA — Rising Sun Pictures (rsp.com.au) created more than 170 final visual effects shots for Thor: Ragnarok¸ the new film from Marvel Studios. Working under the supervision of director Taika Waititi, production visual effects supervisor Jake Morrison and production visual effects producer Cyndi Ochs, RSP’s team spent more than 18 months helping to craft some of the film’s most memorable, creative and technically challenging scenes.
November 6, 2017, 11:47 am
HOLLYWOOD — The Emmy Awards are famous for their celebration of glamorous stars and the art of television excellence, but they also celebrate the science behind that art, and are often the unsung heroes behind all the technical advances that make that art possible. On October 25th, the Television Academy held its 69th Engineering Emmy Awards Show honoring an individual, company or organization for developments in broadcast technology. Kirsten Vangsness, star of the critically acclaimed CBS...
November 1, 2017, 12:57 pm
LOS ANGELES — Visual effects studio FuseFX has appointed Jim Rygiel executive visual effects supervisor. He is a three-time Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor who has supervised a wide range of tent pole features, including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Godzilla, Spiderman (2011), and Night at the Museum, among others. Prior to his tenure as an independent supervisor, he helped found Boss Films Digital, one of the original and iconic visual effects facilities in Lo...
October 26, 2017, 4:39 pm
STUDIO CITY, CA — The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will honor Kathryn Bigelow with its annual Filmmaker Award. The director of films such as Detroit, Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker is being recognized for her outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. She will receive the award at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony on February 18th in Los Angeles.
October 26, 2017, 11:57 am
Technicolor recently published a new podcast titled “How Evolutions in Motion Capture are Building Immersive Experiences.” Featuring Vicon’s director of sales & marketing Jeff Ovadya and Technicolor Experience Center’s virtual production supervisor John Root, the 30-minute podcast looks back at the early days of motion capture and how its evolution is now enabling the creation of augmented reality and virtual reality content.
October 26, 2017, 11:57 am
SANTA MONICA — Creative editing and VFX boutique Cabin Editing Company (http://cabinedit.com), which opened just this fall, has brought on Sam Ostrove as partner/editor. Ostrove brings a wealth of experience and accolades to Cabin, having spent nearly a decade honing his cutting skills at Cut+Run. His new role at the boutique offers him the opportunity to nurture and manage talent, as well as evolve his own creative capabilities.
October 25, 2017, 4:10 am
SAN FRANCISCO — Autodesk (www.autodesk.com) has released update 3 for its Flame 2018 family of 3D visual effects and finishing software, which includes Flame, Flare, Flame Assist and Lustre. Flame 2018.3 provides feature enhancements that offer greater pipeline flexibility, speed and support for emerging formats and technology.
October 20, 2017, 12:47 pm
LAS VEGAS — At the Adobe MAX conference this week, Adobe unveiled 11 technology Sneaks that represent explorations and emerging technologies. The following are most relevent for users working in the post production industry.
October 18, 2017, 5:21 am
LOS ANGELES — Mitú has partnered with Sony Pictures Animation to launch the Mitú /Sony Pictures Animation Accelerator program, an ongoing mentorship and fellowship program for digital content creators, filmmakers, writers and animators. Sony Pictures Animation is the latest partner to join Mitú’s Accelerator and will work with the company to develop a pipeline of highly-skilled Latino storytellers in the animation industry.
October 17, 2017, 4:47 am
CHICAGO — NoiseFloor Ltd. (noise-floor.com) recently completed post sound services for Let’s Play Two, a new film that highlights Pearl Jam’s live performances at Wrigley Field on August 20th and August 22nd of 2016. The hometown Chicago Cubs had a thrilling season last year, ultimately winning their long elusive World Series championship.
Gordon Burkell sits down with Joe Letteri to discuss his Oscar-nominated work on War for the Planet of the Apes.
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