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December 2014

3D Stereo

Slovakia's AVI updates finishing suite Slovakia's AVI updates finishing suite
November 20, 2014 –  BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA — Commercial post house AVI Studio (www.avistudio.sk) recently upgraded its finishing suite with the addition of an SGO Mistika system. The Mistika replaced the company’s existing ...
B&H appointed reseller for Quantel's Pablo Rio B&H appointed reseller for Quantel's Pablo Rio
November 19, 2014 –  NEW YORK - Newbury, UK-based Quantel has appointed B&H as a reseller for its Pablo Rio color and finishing systems in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Pablo Rio can handle color correction, e ...
Quantel partners with Brazilian reseller LineUp Quantel partners with Brazilian reseller LineUp
September 24, 2014 –  NEWBURY, UK — Quantel has appointed LineUp as its reseller partner in Brazil. The company will represent Quantel’s full range of news & sports production systems and high quality post finishing sy ...

Animation

Former Sony Pictures Animation exec Nate Hopper joins Athena Project Former Sony Pictures Animation exec Nate Hopper joins Athena Project
December 16, 2014 –  EMERYVILLE, CA — Athena Studios (www.athenastudios.com) has signed Nate Hopper as co-producer of the company’s original, stop-motion animated feature Auntie Claus, which is in development. Hopper was ...
Golden Globe nominees announced Golden Globe nominees announced
December 12, 2014 –  BEVERLY HILLS, CA — The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented on on Sunday, January 11th. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the event for the third year in a row. The event will take plac ...
Montreal's Rodeo FX opens LA office Montreal's Rodeo FX opens LA office
December 10, 2014 –  VENICE, CA — Rodeo FX (www.rodeofx.com), the visual effects studio with locations in Montreal and Quebec City, has opened a new office in Venice, CA. Rodeo FX has contributed visual effects to over 70 ...

Audio

MPSE to honor Skip Lievsay for career achievement MPSE to honor Skip Lievsay for career achievement
December 18, 2014 –  STUDIO CITY, CA — On February 15, 2015, The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will honor supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer Skip Lievsay with its 2015 MPSE Career Achievement Award. Lievsay ...
Pro Sound Effects offers Post readers special deal Pro Sound Effects offers Post readers special deal
December 3, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Pro Sound Effects is offering Post readers priority status on its latest sound effects library. Since 2012, Pro Sound Effects has supported freelancers by making its master library (a $10,0 ...
Bi-coastal music house Ring The Alarm opens Bi-coastal music house Ring The Alarm opens
December 1, 2014 –  NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES — Ring The Alarm (www.ringthealarm.tv) is a new music company that was founded by Daron and Jenny Hollowell and Brent Nichols. The team brings together experience in original comp ...

Cameras

Assimilate updates Scratch/Lab, expands metadata support Assimilate updates Scratch/Lab, expands metadata support
December 17, 2014 –  SANTA CLARA, CA — Assimilate, the provider of digital dailies and DI workflow tools, has released V.8.2 of its Scratch and Scratch Lab. The latest release significantly expands metadata support, as we ...
Panavision acquires Light Iron Panavision acquires Light Iron
December 3, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Panavision (www.panavision.com) has reached an agreement to acquire post production technology innovator Light Iron (www.lightiron.com). The acquisition leverages the strengths of the de ...
Nice Shoes sponsors Nitehawk Shorts Festival Nice Shoes sponsors Nitehawk Shorts Festival
November 18, 2014 –  BROOKLYN, NY — For the second year in a row, NYC-based post house Nice Shoes (www.niceshoes.com) is sponsoring the Nitehawk Shorts Festival. Nitehawk Cinema (www.nitehawkcinema.com), a boutique cinema ...

Digital Intermediates

Assimilate updates Scratch/Lab, expands metadata support Assimilate updates Scratch/Lab, expands metadata support
December 17, 2014 –  SANTA CLARA, CA — Assimilate, the provider of digital dailies and DI workflow tools, has released V.8.2 of its Scratch and Scratch Lab. The latest release significantly expands metadata support, as we ...
Panavision acquires Light Iron Panavision acquires Light Iron
December 3, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Panavision (www.panavision.com) has reached an agreement to acquire post production technology innovator Light Iron (www.lightiron.com). The acquisition leverages the strengths of the de ...
Nice Shoes sponsors Nitehawk Shorts Festival Nice Shoes sponsors Nitehawk Shorts Festival
November 18, 2014 –  BROOKLYN, NY — For the second year in a row, NYC-based post house Nice Shoes (www.niceshoes.com) is sponsoring the Nitehawk Shorts Festival. Nitehawk Cinema (www.nitehawkcinema.com), a boutique cinema ...

Editing

Assimilate updates Scratch/Lab, expands metadata support Assimilate updates Scratch/Lab, expands metadata support
December 17, 2014 –  SANTA CLARA, CA — Assimilate, the provider of digital dailies and DI workflow tools, has released V.8.2 of its Scratch and Scratch Lab. The latest release significantly expands metadata support, as we ...
Golden Globe nominees announced Golden Globe nominees announced
December 12, 2014 –  BEVERLY HILLS, CA — The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented on on Sunday, January 11th. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the event for the third year in a row. The event will take plac ...
Cutting Room edits new Pharrell Williams Web series Cutting Room edits new Pharrell Williams Web series
December 11, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Cutting Room (www.cuttingroom.tv) posted a new online series that looks at the squad of spirited women known as “The Baes,” who back up artist Pharrell Williams. Meet The Baes was produced ...

Education

VFX Jam to take place in Australia VFX Jam to take place in Australia
December 8, 2014 –  MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — VFX Jam (http://www.vfxjam.org) is a two-day event set to take place in Melbourne on February 11th and 12th. The event is geared toward students, graduates, hobbyist and enthusi ...
Canon offers educational resources for 7D Mark II Canon offers educational resources for 7D Mark II
November 17, 2014 –  MELVILLE, NY — To help pros better understand the features of the new EOS 7D Mark II, the Canon Digital Learning Center has posted several educational resources, including articles, videos, and a down ...
HPA Awards recognize post excellence HPA Awards recognize post excellence
November 7, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — The 9th Annual Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) awards were held last night at the Skirball Cultural Center to a packed house of over 500 industry post production professionals.

HD

Assimilate updates Scratch/Lab, expands metadata support Assimilate updates Scratch/Lab, expands metadata support
December 17, 2014 –  SANTA CLARA, CA — Assimilate, the provider of digital dailies and DI workflow tools, has released V.8.2 of its Scratch and Scratch Lab. The latest release significantly expands metadata support, as we ...
Cutting Room edits new Pharrell Williams Web series Cutting Room edits new Pharrell Williams Web series
December 11, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Cutting Room (www.cuttingroom.tv) posted a new online series that looks at the squad of spirited women known as “The Baes,” who back up artist Pharrell Williams. Meet The Baes was produced ...
MediaSilo adds Premiere Pro integration MediaSilo adds Premiere Pro integration
December 8, 2014 –  BOSTON — MediaSilo (www.mediasilo.com), which offers the MediaSilo video sharing solution, recently launched EditCompanion, a new, free panel for Adobe Premiere Pro that is designed to help editors sa ...

New Media

Cutting Room edits new Pharrell Williams Web series Cutting Room edits new Pharrell Williams Web series
December 11, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Cutting Room (www.cuttingroom.tv) posted a new online series that looks at the squad of spirited women known as “The Baes,” who back up artist Pharrell Williams. Meet The Baes was produced ...
Bi-coastal music house Ring The Alarm opens Bi-coastal music house Ring The Alarm opens
December 1, 2014 –  NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES — Ring The Alarm (www.ringthealarm.tv) is a new music company that was founded by Daron and Jenny Hollowell and Brent Nichols. The team brings together experience in original comp ...
Bulltiger & Randall Dark partner on new Austin studio Bulltiger & Randall Dark partner on new Austin studio
November 14, 2014 –  AUSTIN, TX — Bulltiger Productions and industry veteran Randall P. Dark have teamed up to launch a new studio in North Austin. The facility is home to a 10,000-square-foot soundstage and a 2,500-squar ...

People

MPSE to honor Skip Lievsay for career achievement MPSE to honor Skip Lievsay for career achievement
December 18, 2014 –  STUDIO CITY, CA — On February 15, 2015, The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will honor supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer Skip Lievsay with its 2015 MPSE Career Achievement Award. Lievsay ...
Former Sony Pictures Animation exec Nate Hopper joins Athena Project Former Sony Pictures Animation exec Nate Hopper joins Athena Project
December 16, 2014 –  EMERYVILLE, CA — Athena Studios (www.athenastudios.com) has signed Nate Hopper as co-producer of the company’s original, stop-motion animated feature Auntie Claus, which is in development. Hopper was ...
Shonda Rhimes to be inducted into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame Shonda Rhimes to be inducted into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame
December 4, 2014 –  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) ( www.nab.org ) has announced that Shonda Rhimes, creator and executive producer of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal will be inducted into t ...

Recent Work

Bent animates 'Polariffic' short for Hallmark Bent animates 'Polariffic' short for Hallmark
December 1, 2014 –  PORTLAND, OR — Bent Image Lab has created a new animated holiday short for Hallmark. The computer-animated Polariffic: Yeti or Not was directed by Rob Shaw and takes place in the North Pole. There, fo ...
Grind puts Yamaha's Nuage DAW to work Grind puts Yamaha's Nuage DAW to work
November 24, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Grind Music and Sound (www.grindinc.com), which specializes in sound design and mixing for adventure sports and documentaries, recently installed a Yamaha Nuage Advanced Production DAW S ...
Screen Novelties completes stop-motion 'Elf' special Screen Novelties completes stop-motion 'Elf' special
November 21, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Stop-motion animation specialists Screen Novelties (http://screen-novelties.com) have directed and produced a new one-hour holiday special that will air on NBC. Elf: Buddy’s Musical Chri ...

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

Videoblocks' new stock video site offers full commission to contributors Videoblocks' new stock video site offers full commission to contributors
November 20, 2014 –  RESTON, VA — VideoBlocks (www.videoblocks.com) , a subscription-based provider of unlimited royalty-free stock video, announced the launch of its “contributor-friendly” marketplace that rewards conten ...
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 ...

Storage

MediaSilo adds Premiere Pro integration MediaSilo adds Premiere Pro integration
December 8, 2014 –  BOSTON — MediaSilo (www.mediasilo.com), which offers the MediaSilo video sharing solution, recently launched EditCompanion, a new, free panel for Adobe Premiere Pro that is designed to help editors sa ...
Marquis' Project Parking helps Seaside manage storage Marquis' Project Parking helps Seaside manage storage
November 25, 2014 –  MUNICH, GERMANY — Seaside Productions GmbH (www.seaside-productions.de) is a creative agency that provides on-air promotion, design and post production services. The studio recently purchased Marquis ...
Hula Post supports editorial on 'Nightcrawler' Hula Post supports editorial on 'Nightcrawler'
November 20, 2014 –  HOLLYWOOD — Hula Post (http://hulapost.com), which has offices in Burbank and West Los Angeles, provided equipment, facilities and support to the editorial team for Nightcrawler. The new thriller from ...

Studios

Former Sony Pictures Animation exec Nate Hopper joins Athena Project Former Sony Pictures Animation exec Nate Hopper joins Athena Project
December 16, 2014 –  EMERYVILLE, CA — Athena Studios (www.athenastudios.com) has signed Nate Hopper as co-producer of the company’s original, stop-motion animated feature Auntie Claus, which is in development. Hopper was ...
Golden Globe nominees announced Golden Globe nominees announced
December 12, 2014 –  BEVERLY HILLS, CA — The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented on on Sunday, January 11th. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the event for the third year in a row. The event will take plac ...
Montreal's Rodeo FX opens LA office Montreal's Rodeo FX opens LA office
December 10, 2014 –  VENICE, CA — Rodeo FX (www.rodeofx.com), the visual effects studio with locations in Montreal and Quebec City, has opened a new office in Venice, CA. Rodeo FX has contributed visual effects to over 70 ...

Video/Film

MPSE to honor Skip Lievsay for career achievement MPSE to honor Skip Lievsay for career achievement
December 18, 2014 –  STUDIO CITY, CA — On February 15, 2015, The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will honor supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer Skip Lievsay with its 2015 MPSE Career Achievement Award. Lievsay ...
Assimilate updates Scratch/Lab, expands metadata support Assimilate updates Scratch/Lab, expands metadata support
December 17, 2014 –  SANTA CLARA, CA — Assimilate, the provider of digital dailies and DI workflow tools, has released V.8.2 of its Scratch and Scratch Lab. The latest release significantly expands metadata support, as we ...
Golden Globe nominees announced Golden Globe nominees announced
December 12, 2014 –  BEVERLY HILLS, CA — The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented on on Sunday, January 11th. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the event for the third year in a row. The event will take plac ...

Visual Effects

Golden Globe nominees announced Golden Globe nominees announced
December 12, 2014 –  BEVERLY HILLS, CA — The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented on on Sunday, January 11th. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the event for the third year in a row. The event will take plac ...
Montreal's Rodeo FX opens LA office Montreal's Rodeo FX opens LA office
December 10, 2014 –  VENICE, CA — Rodeo FX (www.rodeofx.com), the visual effects studio with locations in Montreal and Quebec City, has opened a new office in Venice, CA. Rodeo FX has contributed visual effects to over 70 ...
VFX boutique Jamm opens VFX boutique Jamm opens
December 9, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Visual effects boutique Jamm (www.jammvisual.com) has opened up shop and is already working on its first spot, a Super Bowl commercial that was directed by Jake Scott. The studio was fou ...