May 29, 2019, 9:01 am
TAIPEI, TAIWAN – At COMPUTEX, here, Dell (https://www.dellemc.com) introduced new Precision workstations that feature the latest processors, next-gen graphics, new display options and longer battery life. Dell’s new mobile workstations give customers the freedom to create wherever they are. The company also announced updates to its Precision 3000 series towers and the Precision 1U rack workstation all offering outstanding performance and affordability within a small form factor.
September 21, 2019, 3:58 pm
STUDIO CITY CA — The Motion Picture Sound Editors (mpse.org) announced that it will honor Academy Award-winning supervising sound editor Cecelia “Cece” Hall with its 2020 MPSE Career Achievement Award. Hall received an Oscar nomination for sound editing in 1987 for her work on Top Gun, and won the Oscar four years later for The Hunt for Red October. A past president of the MPSE, she served for many years as senior vice president for post production sound at Paramount Pictures and c...
September 21, 2019, 3:58 pm
LOS ANGELES — The Visual Effects Society (www.visualeffectssociety.com) has announced the 2019 class of VES Fellows. The Fellows distinction, bestowed by the VES Board of Directors, signifies that the individual has maintained an outstanding reputation and has made exceptional achievements and sustained contributions to the art, science or business of visual effects, as well as enabling members’ careers and promoting community worldwide and by providing sustained service to the VES.
September 18, 2019, 1:13 pm
NEW YORK CITY — Endcrawl (https://endcrawl.com) offers a software tool that’s dedicated to managing and rendering film and television credits. The company was co-founded by John 'Pliny' Eremic, who once ran the post facility Offhollywood, which was later sold to Light Iron. It was during his time at Offhollywood that Eremic witnessed the challanges that came with creating end credits. Endcrawl was born and the company recently raised a $450,000 seed round.
September 4, 2019, 2:26 pm
NEW YORK CITY — Northern Lights (https://nledit.com) — with locations in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco — has signed editor Stephen Berger for East Coast representation. His experience spans commercials, films, brand content and music videos.
August 30, 2019, 5:50 am
LONDON — Foundry (foundry.com) has released Katana 3.2, an updated version of its look development and lighting tool. The new Katana release has an artist-focused, material node graph user interface for faster workflows. 3Delight NSI now allows artists to render from multiple cameras at the same time and has increased speed and reduced memory needs. Katana has been upgraded to USD 19.05, introducing the ability to use the Hydra render delegate system.
August 29, 2019, 6:05 am
LOS ANGELES — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that nine distinct scientific and technical investigations have been launched for 2019. These investigations are made public so that individuals and companies with devices or claims of innovation within these areas will have the opportunity to submit achievements for review.
August 27, 2019, 6:49 am
NEW YORK CITY — Bi-coastal sound studio One Thousand Birds (https://otbirds.com) has hired Hayley Livingston as sound designer/mixer in New York. She spent the past year working as a freelance artist, creating sound for commercials, feature-length films, shorts and podcasts. Her appointment marks the first time a woman has held this full-time role at One Thousand Birds.
August 23, 2019, 7:00 am
The biggest challenge of my career was also my most rewarding experience. As the sole editor of all eight episodes of HBO’s True Detective, Season 3, I was given the responsibility of telling an extremely complex and intricately-plotted story. It was told from the point of view of a character in the early stages of dementia, a story that regularly shifted between three separate time periods as well as between objective reality and dementia-induced hallucination. Having previously edited...
August 23, 2019, 7:00 am
DALLAS — Threaded Pictures (www.threaded.pictures) has signed director TG Herrington, representing him for commercial and branded content work in the state of Texas. Herrington is a multi-faceted filmmaker with a diverse body of work. He is known for his ability to create extraordinary stories and performances from even the most ordinary of people.
August 21, 2019, 2:51 pm
SAN JOSE, CA — Assimilate (www.assimilateinc.com) has announced that Scratch 9.1 now supports AJA (www.aja.com) KONA 5 audio and video I/O cards, allowing digital-cinema creators to tap the finishing solution with KONA 5 to output 8K 60p video via 12G-SDI. The company simultaneously announced Scratch 9.1 support for AJA’s Io 4K Plus I/O box with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, which joins other Scratch 9.1-compatible AJA solutions T-TAP, Io 4K, KONA 1 and KONA 4.
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