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July 2014

3D Stereo

Christie delivers 60K lumens laser projector Christie delivers 60K lumens laser projector
June 13, 2014 –  SHANGHAI, CHINA — Christie (www.christiedigital.com) has unveiled one of the first commercial pure laser projection systems, which was installed at the Shanghai Film Art Center, today, June 13. The Sh ...
Germany's Die Paten adds Pablo Rio, completes Daimler AG job Germany's Die Paten adds Pablo Rio, completes Daimler AG job
June 12, 2014 –  BERLIN, GERMANY — Production and post production facility Die Paten, here, has purchased a Pablo Rio color and finishing system from Quantel. The studio has already put it to work, completing a quick ...
Codex technology helps streamline 'X-Men' workflow Codex technology helps streamline 'X-Men' workflow
May 28, 2014 –  LONDON — Codex (www.codexdigital.com) reports that its recording and workflow technologies were used on the production to post pipeline for 20th Century Fox’s latest superhero film, X-Men: Days Of Fut ...

Animation

Shotgun keeps summer blockbusters on track Shotgun keeps summer blockbusters on track
July 29, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Shotgun Software (www.shotgunsoftware.com), developer of the cloud-based collaboration platform for creative companies (recently acquired by Autodesk), played a key role in the productio ...
BlueScreen using AJA gear for live composite events BlueScreen using AJA gear for live composite events
July 25, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — With a background in compositing, Bob Kertesz founded BlueScreen LLC (www.bluescreen.com) three decades ago. The company specializes in live, on-set blue/green screen compositing and mul ...
Side Effects releases Houdini Engine for Maya Side Effects releases Houdini Engine for Maya
July 23, 2014 –  TORONTO — Side Effects Software (www.sidefx.com) has released Houdini Engine for Maya. This new plug-in provides animation and game studios with deep integration of Houdini’s procedural technology int ...

Audio

AlphaDogs completes audio post on 'Last Supper' AlphaDogs completes audio post on 'Last Supper'
July 28, 2014 –  BURBANK — Filmmaker Param Gill recently called on the team at AlphaDogs (www.alphadogs.tv) to provide audio post services for his new film, Last Supper. The project had a variety of audio challenges t ...
Composer Mike MacAllister joins Butter Composer Mike MacAllister joins Butter
July 21, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Butter Music and Sound, which has locations on both coasts, recently signed senior composer/creative director Mike MacAllister to its team. He joins the studio from Human Music & Sound, ...
Mackie introduces affordable desktop monitors Mackie introduces affordable desktop monitors
July 16, 2014 –  WOODINVILLE, WA — Mackie has introduced a new desktop-friendly, compact monitor line. The Creative Reference Multimedia Monitor Series includes two models — the CR3 and CR4 — with three-inch or four-i ...

Cameras

Convergent Design delivers affordable on-board monitor/recorder Convergent Design delivers affordable on-board monitor/recorder
July 21, 2014 –  COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Convergent Design’s (www.convergent-design.com) Odyssey7 is the little sister to the company’s Odyssey7Q. The new professional HD monitor/recorder will ship in August and featur ...
Blackmagic Camera update adds support for 3 ProRes formats Blackmagic Camera update adds support for 3 ProRes formats
July 17, 2014 –  FREMONT, CA — Blackmagic Design has announced the availability of Camera 1.8.2 software, which adds three new Apple ProRes file formats for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Pocket Cinema Camera and Produ ...
Blackmagic's 'Summer Special' slashes price of Pocket Cinema Camera Blackmagic's 'Summer Special' slashes price of Pocket Cinema Camera
July 16, 2014 –  FREMONT, CA — Blackmagic Design (www.blackmagicdesign.com) is offering a “Summer Special” discount for its Pocket Cinema Camera. Normally priced at $995, the camera is now available for $495, through ...

Digital Intermediates

Nice Shoes expands color team Nice Shoes expands color team
July 28, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Nice Shoes (www.niceshoes.com) has added to its color team with the hiring of executive producer Ed Koenig and senior colorist Sal Malfitano. Malfitano joins Nice Shoes with over eight year ...
Rental house Runway names Jeff Buchignani president Rental house Runway names Jeff Buchignani president
July 17, 2014 –  CULVER CITY, CA — Runway (www.runway.com), an independent supplier of editorial systems and related technology, has appointed Jeff Buchignani president. An 18-year veteran of the post industry, Buchig ...
Colorway lets users change the look of 3D images Colorway lets users change the look of 3D images
July 11, 2014 –  LONDON — The Foundry (www.thefoundry.co.uk) has introduced Colorway, a new application designed to speed up and change the process of iterating on and finalizing an image. The Colorway family includes ...

Editing

Shotgun keeps summer blockbusters on track Shotgun keeps summer blockbusters on track
July 29, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Shotgun Software (www.shotgunsoftware.com), developer of the cloud-based collaboration platform for creative companies (recently acquired by Autodesk), played a key role in the productio ...
Nice Shoes expands color team Nice Shoes expands color team
July 28, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Nice Shoes (www.niceshoes.com) has added to its color team with the hiring of executive producer Ed Koenig and senior colorist Sal Malfitano. Malfitano joins Nice Shoes with over eight year ...
BlueScreen using AJA gear for live composite events BlueScreen using AJA gear for live composite events
July 25, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — With a background in compositing, Bob Kertesz founded BlueScreen LLC (www.bluescreen.com) three decades ago. The company specializes in live, on-set blue/green screen compositing and mul ...

Education

ZBrush Summit comes to LA and the Web ZBrush Summit comes to LA and the Web
July 23, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Pixologic Inc. (www.pixologic.com), maker of ZBrush, the 3D sculpting application, recently announced its inaugural ZBrush Summit, which will take place on August 8th, 9th and 10th. The ...
Larry Jordan launches new education initiative Larry Jordan launches new education initiative
July 14, 2014 –  BURBANK — Larry Jordan & Associates (http://www.larryjordan.biz) has launched a new educational initiative that’s designed to make it easier for schools and students to invest in, and embrace prof ...
SMPTE announces new Pittsburgh Section SMPTE announces new Pittsburgh Section
July 8, 2014 –  WHITE PLAINS, NY — The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) (www.smpte.org), the motion-imaging standards and education society for the communications, media, entertainment, and ...

HD

Nice Shoes expands color team Nice Shoes expands color team
July 28, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Nice Shoes (www.niceshoes.com) has added to its color team with the hiring of executive producer Ed Koenig and senior colorist Sal Malfitano. Malfitano joins Nice Shoes with over eight year ...
BlueScreen using AJA gear for live composite events BlueScreen using AJA gear for live composite events
July 25, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — With a background in compositing, Bob Kertesz founded BlueScreen LLC (www.bluescreen.com) three decades ago. The company specializes in live, on-set blue/green screen compositing and mul ...
Convergent Design delivers affordable on-board monitor/recorder Convergent Design delivers affordable on-board monitor/recorder
July 21, 2014 –  COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Convergent Design’s (www.convergent-design.com) Odyssey7 is the little sister to the company’s Odyssey7Q. The new professional HD monitor/recorder will ship in August and featur ...

New Media

Mackie introduces affordable desktop monitors Mackie introduces affordable desktop monitors
July 16, 2014 –  WOODINVILLE, WA — Mackie has introduced a new desktop-friendly, compact monitor line. The Creative Reference Multimedia Monitor Series includes two models — the CR3 and CR4 — with three-inch or four-i ...
New Maxon Website inspires creativity & competition New Maxon Website inspires creativity & competition
July 15, 2014 –  FRIEDRICHSDORF, GERMANY — 3D software developer Maxon has launched a new Website where digital artists using Adobe After Effects CC and Cinema 4D Lite can compete in theme-related animation contests.
Fitness In Post offers tips for healthy living Fitness In Post offers tips for healthy living
July 10, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Fitness in Post is a new Website that’s designed help post pros achieve better health. The site – www.fitnessinpost.com - is designed to serve as a central location to learn about nutrit ...

People

Nice Shoes expands color team Nice Shoes expands color team
July 28, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Nice Shoes (www.niceshoes.com) has added to its color team with the hiring of executive producer Ed Koenig and senior colorist Sal Malfitano. Malfitano joins Nice Shoes with over eight year ...
Composer Mike MacAllister joins Butter Composer Mike MacAllister joins Butter
July 21, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Butter Music and Sound, which has locations on both coasts, recently signed senior composer/creative director Mike MacAllister to its team. He joins the studio from Human Music & Sound, ...
Small Tree co-founder Corky Seeber retires Small Tree co-founder Corky Seeber retires
July 18, 2014 –  OAKDALE, MN — Corky Seeber, co-founder and president of Small Tree (www.small-tree.com) , has retired from the company. Seeber founded Small Tree in 2003 with Steve Modica and three other partners, an ...

Recent Work

Emmys: Technicolor-Postworks contributing to 5 shows Emmys: Technicolor-Postworks contributing to 5 shows
July 15, 2014 –  NEW YORK— Technicolor-PostWorks, New York (www.technicolorpwny.com), provides post services to five television programs that are nominated for 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards. True Detective (HBO), Boardwa ...
Zoic brings together Pizza Hut & the Ninja Turtles Zoic brings together Pizza Hut & the Ninja Turtles
July 11, 2014 –  CULVER CITY, CA — Zoic Studios (www.zoicstudios.com) helped bring together Pizza Hut and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for a new :30 spot out of agency Mcgarrybowen. The Sneaky Turtles commercial u ...
Imaginary Forces helps FX promote 'The Bridge' Imaginary Forces helps FX promote 'The Bridge'
July 9, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Imaginary Forces (www.imaginaryforces.com) created a new promo for FX Networks that’s designed to build interest for the premiere of Season 2 of The Bridge. The :17 White River promo was ...

Sound Libraries

Riptide introduces new 'one-stop' music catalog Riptide introduces new 'one-stop' music catalog
June 11, 2014 –  CULVER CITY, CA — Riptide Music Group (www.riptidemusic.com), the LA-based music sync licensing and publishing company, has created “Riptide One,” an exclusively-represented, one-stop music catalog. R ...
Bleeding Fingers holds launch party in NYC Bleeding Fingers holds launch party in NYC
May 14, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop (www.bleedingfingersmusic.com) held its launch party recently at Soho House in NYC. The company is a joint venture between Extreme Music, the product ...
Audio Network expands in US Audio Network expands in US
March 26, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Audio Network (http://us.audionetwork.com), which specializes in music for film, television and video, has announced a number of key appointments to its US sales team and copyright departme ...

Stock Footage

Artbeats celebrates 25 years in stock footage Artbeats celebrates 25 years in stock footage
July 30, 2014 –  MYRTLE CREEK, OREGON — Artbeats ( www.artbeats.com) , a provider of royalty-free stock footage, announces the celebration of 25 years in business. Founded in 1989, with an opportunity to supply backgr ...
Editors' Lounge to welcome Avid, Filmlight & Pond5 Editors' Lounge to welcome Avid, Filmlight & Pond5
January 20, 2014 –  BURBANK — The Editors’ Lounge kicks off 2014 with presentations from Avid, Filmlight, and Pond5 this month. The event will be held on Friday, January 31, at AlphaDogs Post Production (1612 W. Olive Av ...
StormStock captures devastating Oklahoma tornado StormStock captures devastating Oklahoma tornado
June 4, 2013 –  ARLINGTON, TX — The StormStock (www.stormstock.com) team captured the deadly tornado that ripped through El Reno, OK and parts of the Oklahoma City area last Friday.

Storage

ProMax acquires Cache-A, plans advanced workflow solutions ProMax acquires Cache-A, plans advanced workflow solutions
July 25, 2014 –  SANTA ANA, CA — ProMax Systems (www.promax.com), the manufacturer of high-performance video storage servers and editing workstations, has acquired Cache-A (www.Cache-A.com), a supplier of network-atta ...
Small Tree co-founder Corky Seeber retires Small Tree co-founder Corky Seeber retires
July 18, 2014 –  OAKDALE, MN — Corky Seeber, co-founder and president of Small Tree (www.small-tree.com) , has retired from the company. Seeber founded Small Tree in 2003 with Steve Modica and three other partners, an ...
Creative Storage Conference to hold future of content delivery panel Creative Storage Conference to hold future of content delivery panel
June 10, 2014 –  SAN JOSE, CA — The 2014 Creative Storage Conference (www.creativestorage.org), which will be held on June 24, 2014 in Culver City, CA, is set to include a panel discussion on “Trekking to the Clouds: ...

Studios

Shotgun keeps summer blockbusters on track Shotgun keeps summer blockbusters on track
July 29, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Shotgun Software (www.shotgunsoftware.com), developer of the cloud-based collaboration platform for creative companies (recently acquired by Autodesk), played a key role in the productio ...
Nice Shoes expands color team Nice Shoes expands color team
July 28, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Nice Shoes (www.niceshoes.com) has added to its color team with the hiring of executive producer Ed Koenig and senior colorist Sal Malfitano. Malfitano joins Nice Shoes with over eight year ...
BlueScreen using AJA gear for live composite events BlueScreen using AJA gear for live composite events
July 25, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — With a background in compositing, Bob Kertesz founded BlueScreen LLC (www.bluescreen.com) three decades ago. The company specializes in live, on-set blue/green screen compositing and mul ...

Video/Film

Artbeats celebrates 25 years in stock footage Artbeats celebrates 25 years in stock footage
July 30, 2014 –  MYRTLE CREEK, OREGON — Artbeats ( www.artbeats.com) , a provider of royalty-free stock footage, announces the celebration of 25 years in business. Founded in 1989, with an opportunity to supply backgr ...
Shotgun keeps summer blockbusters on track Shotgun keeps summer blockbusters on track
July 29, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Shotgun Software (www.shotgunsoftware.com), developer of the cloud-based collaboration platform for creative companies (recently acquired by Autodesk), played a key role in the productio ...
Nice Shoes expands color team Nice Shoes expands color team
July 28, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Nice Shoes (www.niceshoes.com) has added to its color team with the hiring of executive producer Ed Koenig and senior colorist Sal Malfitano. Malfitano joins Nice Shoes with over eight year ...

Visual Effects

Shotgun keeps summer blockbusters on track Shotgun keeps summer blockbusters on track
July 29, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Shotgun Software (www.shotgunsoftware.com), developer of the cloud-based collaboration platform for creative companies (recently acquired by Autodesk), played a key role in the productio ...
BlueScreen using AJA gear for live composite events BlueScreen using AJA gear for live composite events
July 25, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — With a background in compositing, Bob Kertesz founded BlueScreen LLC (www.bluescreen.com) three decades ago. The company specializes in live, on-set blue/green screen compositing and mul ...
ZBrush Summit comes to LA and the Web ZBrush Summit comes to LA and the Web
July 23, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Pixologic Inc. (www.pixologic.com), maker of ZBrush, the 3D sculpting application, recently announced its inaugural ZBrush Summit, which will take place on August 8th, 9th and 10th. The ...