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November 7, 2017, 10:38 am
LONDON — Framestore reunited with Marvel Studios to deliver the climactic final act of Thor: Ragnarok, producing 459 shots of heavy-duty VFX and a host of fully-CG characters. The film was directed by New Zealand comic filmmaker Taika Waititi, whose credits include What We Do In The Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople.
November 7, 2017, 10:37 am
NORTHAMPTON, UK — Edit8 (edit8.com) transcriber is a new app that uses Google Speech recognition to analyze and transcribe footage in a way that makes it accessible via Avid and Premiere. The tool basically creates clip markers, which make the whole process of finding the right sentence in hours of footage much easier, allowing editors to focus on building the story instead of wasting time looking for certain spoken sentences.
November 7, 2017, 5:39 am
TOKYO — Wacom (www.wacom.com) has introducd the Wacom Pro Pen 3D, a new digital pen that is designed for use on the company’s MobileStudio Pro, Cintiq Pro or 2017 Intuos Pro pen tablet. The pen’s new third button provides additional control options for 3D programs and applications.
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.
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