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August 22, 2018, 4:20 pm
WEDEMARK, GERMANY — Writer/director Roxanne Benjamin uses the soundscape to create a thrilling atmosphere with audio recorded using Sennheiser’s Ambeo Smart Headset. The result is a gripping 3D audio thriller, titled Final Stop.
August 21, 2018, 9:47 am
Independent editor Taylor Ward served as the sole editor on No One Ever Really Dies’ collaboration with Rihanna on Lemon. N.E.R.D is Pharrell Williams’ original group. The Lemon video centers around one of Williams’ backup dancers, Mette Towley, who is given an opportunity to step into the limelight herself. Three different settings are featured — the first being an apartment/hotel location, where the dancer has her head shaved by Rihanna, symbolically setting her free to perfor...
August 21, 2018, 9:46 am
NEW YORK CITY — Postal (postal.tv), which offers design, animation, VFX, editing, motion graphics and finishing services, has signed three new artists. Peter Amante comes on board as Flame artist, bringing with him over 20 years of experience in visual effects. Some of his credits include work on the feature films Drive, Salt and Young Adult. He’s also contributed to television spots for Crest, Budweiser and Weight Watchers. His most recent Postal work involved VFX for Samsung...
August 20, 2018, 9:30 am
NEW YORK CITY — Audio post house Sound Lounge (www.soundlounge.com) has extended the reach of its Sound Lounge Everywhere initiative via a partnership with Mad Hat Creative in Atlanta. The remote collaboration service will allow advertising, broadcast and corporate clients in Atlanta and neighboring states to work with Sound Lounge sound editors, designers and mixers in New York in realtime and share high-quality audio and video. Clients gain access to world-class sound talent, while savin...
August 16, 2018, 4:41 pm
VANCOUVER — Creative software developer Foundry (foundry.com) has launched Nuke 11.2, bringing a range of new features and updates to the compositing toolkit. The latest version will let artists work quicker through upgraded UI features and performance capabilities, alongside a new API for deep compositing that can increase the speed of script processing.
August 16, 2018, 4:41 pm
VANCOUVER — At SIGGRAPH 2018, Chaos Group (chaosgroup.com) gave the world its first look at Project Lavina, a new technology designed for photorealistic realtime ray tracing – what is often considered ‘the Holy Grail of computer graphics.’ By leveraging the dedicated RT Core within Nvidia’s Turing-based Quadro RTX GPUs, Project Lavina fundamentally changes the direction of computer graphics, introducing a new level of visual quality for realtime games, VR and 3D visualization.
August 15, 2018, 12:28 pm
LOS ANGELES — The Visual Effects Society (www.visualeffectssociety.com) has announced the 2018 inductees into its VES Hall of Fame, as well as the newest Lifetime and Honorary members, and this year’s recipient of the VES Founders Award. The honorees and Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized at a special reception in October.
August 14, 2018, 9:31 am
VANCOUVER — The Autodesk Vision Series includes presentations and panels on the workflows, mastery and trends driving the year’s biggest blockbusters straight from the minds of Autodesk customers and thought leaders. Returning to SIGGRAPH for a fifth year, the 2018 Vision Series includes presentations by ILM, Netflix, Weta Digital, MPC, Image Engine and EA Sports, and will take place in room 224 at the Vancouver Convention Center.
August 14, 2018, 6:11 am
VANCOUVER — At SIGGRAPH 2018, Nvidia (nvidia.com) announced its first Turing architecture-based GPUs, which allow artists to render photorealistic scenes in realtime, add new AI-based capabilities to their workflows, and enjoy fluid interactivity with complex models and scenes. Nvidia founder/CEO Jensen Huang introduced the new products, which include the Quadro RTXTM 8000, Quadro RTX 6000 and Quadro RTX 5000. Also announced at SIGGRAPH was the Quadro RTX Server, a reference architecture...
August 13, 2018, 12:26 pm
NEW YORK — The diversity initiative Free the Bid (http://freethebid.com) is expanding its footprint to include a colorist category among its representation of women directors, directors of photography and editors. The move, which was done with the support of creative studio Ntropic, expands its mission to promote equal opportunities for women across the full production pipeline.
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