Effects News:
Deluxe's Method Studios to Acquire Award-Winning VFX Company Atomic Fiction in Continued Global Expansion California, -- July 26, 2018--
--Influx of top talent and presence in key locations will further extend creative capabilities and capacity-- ...Read More »
Hollywood Professional Association Awards DaVinci Resolve 15 For Engineering Excellence Fremont, CA -- July 26, 2018-- Blackmagic Design announced today that the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) named DaVinci Resolve 15 as one the recipients of their 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards. The awards are a spotlight outstanding technical and creative ingenuity in media, content production, finishing, distribution and archive. ...Read More »
Pace Pictures Posts Live Video Series for Benedict Cork Hollywood -- July 24, 2018-- Pace Pictures provided post-production services for a remarkable series of live videos by breakout artist Benedict Cork. The five videos were recorded at Red Gate Recorders in Eagle Rock, California and are being released individually, one per month, in support of Benedict's debut EP The Piano Tapes. The videos were finished in Pace Pictures' DI theater with colorist Jason Knutzen applying the final 4K grade. ...Read More »
InVision Communications Acquires Hectic Digital California, -- July 24, 2018--
WALNUT CREEK, Calif., July 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Engagement solutions company InVision Communications has acquired Hectic Digital, a San Francisco Bay Area motion graphics and visual effects studio, on July 16, 2018. The acquisition will strengthen and expand I..... ...Read More »
URSA Mini Pro and Pocket Cinema Camera Used for Film Louder! Fremont, CA -- July 24, 2018-- Blackmagic Design announced today that URSA Mini Pro, Pocket Cinema Camera and Video Assist were used for "LOUDER! Can't Hear What You're Singin', Wimp!," a new film by hugely popular Japanese director Satoshi Miki. ...Read More »
MTI Film Finishes Season Four of "The Affair" Hollywood -- July 19, 2018-- Now in its fourth season, the Showtime drama The Affair has won the admiration of critics and a devoted fan base through its nuanced exploration of an extramarital romance between novelist Noah Solloway (Dominic West) and waitress Alison Lockhart (Ruth Wilson). A winner of three Golden Globe Awards, the show weaves a tale infused with sensuality and mystery, and makes the stylistically bold choice of telling its story from the alternating, and often clashing, perspectives of its principal characters. ...Read More »
The TEAM Companies to Launch Industry's First AI-Powered Assistant for Talent and Production Business Affairs California, -- July 16, 2018--
LOS ANGELES, July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The TEAM Companies, the leading payroll, business affairs and technology provider for the advertising and entertainment industries, today announced its plans to launch KAT, an AI platform designed to transform..... ...Read More »
Pace Pictures Hosts Global Cinematography Institute Hollywood -- July 13, 2018-- Pace Pictures recently hosted international filmmakers from the Global Cinematography Institute for an intensive, hands-on workshop on color grading. Participants included students from China, Israel, Argentina and elsewhere enrolled in a course entitled Advanced Post-Production (DI) for Cinematographers. ...Read More »
Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic eGPU Fremont, CA -- July 12, 2018-- Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic eGPU, a high performance graphics processor for pro creative software such as DaVinci Resolve, 3D games and VR. Designed in collaboration with Apple, the Blackmagic eGPU features a built-in Radeon Pro 580, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, HDMI 2.0, 85W of charging power and four USB 3.1 connections. It comes in an integrated design that brings high-end desktop class graphics processing to MacBook Pro for professional video workflows, 3D games and immersive VR. And, the Blackmagic eGPU is the first to support Thunderbolt 3 displays. ...Read More »
disguise Names Bill Collis Chairman of the Board United States of America,United Kingdom,Austria,Belgium,France,Germany,Italy,Netherlands,Spain,Switzerland, -- July 10, 2018--
LONDON, July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ...Read More »
"Deadpool 2" Graded in DaVinci Resolve Studio by EFILM's Skip Kimball Hollywood, CA -- July 10, 2018-- Blackmagic Design announced today that "Deadpool 2," the highly anticipated sequel in the 20th Century Fox/Marvel franchise, was colored by EFILM Senior Colorist Skip Kimball using DaVinci Resolve software. The irreverent series, starring Ryan Reynolds as a wisecracking reluctant superhero, is unique not only because of its main character, but also for the style of imagery used to depict the dark world surrounding Deadpool and his adventures. ...Read More »
Sim Post New York Boosts Staff and Audio Production Capabilities New York, -- July 09, 2018--

Investment in talent and facilities enables Sim to better serve the North American creative community ...Read More »

SMPTE Hollywood Section Hosts Career Day Los Angeles -- July 09, 2018-- The Hollywood Section of SMPTE(r), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, recently hosted students from colleges and universities across Southern California for Career Day, a day-long event focused on technology-oriented employment opportunities in the media and entertainment industry. ...Read More »
Crowded Cloud Partners with Verasity to Upend the Media Industry with Blockchain Florida, -- July 09, 2018--

PALM HARBOR, Fla., July 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move that stands to take blockchain's impact on the entertainment industry to the next level, Crowded Cloud, a new platform to decentralize how TV and film projects are launched and funded, has ..... ...Read More »

Sharing Economy International to Establish New Film and Media Production Business Hong Kong, -- June 29, 2018--
-Signs Exclusivity Agreement With South Korean TV Drama and Film Production Company Jidam, Leases Workspaces From Hong Kong-based Shaw Studios ...Read More »
Award-Winning Gnomon School of Visual Effects Launches New Foundation in Art and Design California, -- June 27, 2018--
LOS ANGELES, Jun. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Gnomon School of Visual Effects is now registering students for its new Foundation in Art & Design with classes starting in the Fall of 2018 at the high-tech campus in Hollywood, California. Open to national students aged 18 years and over, ..... ...Read More »
disguise Names Bill Collis Chairman of the Board -- June 22, 2018-- disguise is pleased to announce that Bill Collis has been appointed Chairman of the Board. He brings extensive experience in the film and video industry to his new post: Bill was formerly CEO and President of The Foundry, which he led for over a decade. Bill built The Foundry organically transforming it from a London-based niche visual effects software company into a high-growth global force in the development and distribution of media post production tools and product design technology. ...Read More »
Rising Sun Pictures Christina Rzewucki Interview Adelaide, South Australia -- June 21, 2018-- Christina Rzewucki is a Texture and Look Development Artist at Rising Sun Pictures. A 2016 graduate of the Academy of Interactive Entertainment in Adelaide, she began her career with the game company Monkeystack. Since joining RSP in 2017, she has applied her diverse technical and creative skills to projects including the blockbusters Thor: Ragnarok and Tomb Raider. Next month, she will be teaching the texturing component of 'Look Development and Lighting,' a new second year elective course associated with UniSA's Media Arts degree. ...Read More »
Mr. Wolf Opens VFX Facility in Vancouver Los Angeles -- June 19, 2018-- Visual effects studio Mr. Wolf has opened a studio in Vancouver. The company, which also has operations in Los Angeles and New York, has hired veteran VFX producer Chad Cortvriendt to head the new outpost as executive producer. Cortvriendt is currently leading a team of artists in creating visual effects for the third season of Syfy's horror anthology series Channel Zero. ...Read More »
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