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November 8, 2018, 5:36 am
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON — Industrial Light & Magic is extending is visual effects and animation services to the streaming and episodic television markets via a new division called ILM TV. Based out of ILM’s new 47,000-square-foot London studio, the business will be supported by the company’s global locations in San Francisco, Vancouver and Singapore.
November 2, 2018, 12:22 pm
FREMONT, CA — Blackmagic Design (www.blackmagicdesign.com) recently introduced the eGPU Pro, an external graphics processor featuring the fast AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics processor. Designed to accelerate pro creative software, such as DaVinci Resolve, 3D games and VR, the Blackmagic eGPU Pro delivers nearly twice the performance of the original Blackmagic eGPU model and up to 22x faster performance than the built-in graphics on a 13-inch MacBook Pro.
October 31, 2018, 11:59 am
BURBANK, CA — Mike Sowa has joined FotoKem (www.fotokem.com) as senior digital intermediate colorist, bringing with him over 25 years of experience. Sowa’s career includes stints at Modern Video Film and Universal High Def Center, and engagements at other facilities in Hollywood, including LaserPacific and Technicolor. His list of credits includes Kubo and the Two Strings, The Jungle Book, Oblivion, Home of the Brave and The Other Side of the Wind.
October 30, 2018, 6:06 am
HOLLYWOOD — Panavision’s creative services company Light Iron (lightiron.com) has added senior colorist Nicholas Hasson to its roster. He will be based in the company’s Los Angeles facility and brings with him both television and film credits, including work on the upcoming Tiffany Haddish feature Nobody’s Fool and Season 2 of HBO’s Room 104.
October 26, 2018, 12:01 pm
EMERYVILLE, CA — The name Ed Catmull has been synonymous with computer graphics for decades. And it will continue to be so, even as he moves into retirement at the end of this year. Catmull, 73, announced his plans this week, and word quickly spread throughout the industry. The Pixar co-founder and president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, will serve as a consultant through the end of July.
October 24, 2018, 12:47 pm
NEW YORK CITY — Editor Bill Cramer has joined post boutique Northern Lights (http://nledit.com), bringing with him experience in commercials, network promos, co-branded content. Cramer has a keen sensibility for comedy/dialogue-driven projects and comes to the studio after a 20-year stint at Crew Cuts. His diverse client list includes work for BBDO, Publicis, Grey, USA, MSNBC, Nickelodeon Creative Advertising, and ESPN.
October 15, 2018, 9:36 am
FRIEDRICHSDORF, GERMANY — Maxon (www.maxon.net), the developer of professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering solutions, has announced a number of leadership appointments. The executive leadership team changes, effective immediately, reflect the strategic goals of David McGavran, chief executive officer, for the future of Maxon and its acclaimed 3D software application, Cinema 4D.
October 15, 2018, 9:36 am
SAN JOSE, CA — Adobe has released Project Rush, its new video app that the company previewed earlier this summer. Now called Premiere Rush CC, the tool is available for immediate download.
October 12, 2018, 12:19 pm
LOS ANGELES — Deluxe (www.bydeluxe.com) has debuted its new color grading environment — Stage One — an expansive theater featuring one of the world’s largest RealD Ultimate Screens. Located in Deluxe Audio Seward at Hollywood’s historic Glen Glenn Sound building, the 4,000-square-foot space features plush seating, high-quality black levels, RealD and Stewart screens, Barco projectors, and advanced audio, among other amenities.
October 10, 2018, 9:02 am
NEW YORK CITY — At the Audio Engineering Society’s 145th International Convention, Neumann will be presented with a “Service to Industry” award to mark the company’s 90th anniversary. The company is being recognized for its long history in the development of microphones for studio and live performance, and for its advancement of microphone technology.
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