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Boris, Imagineer Team Up on New VFX Tools
BOSTON – Boris FX and Imagineer Systems previewed the newest versions of flagship products, Boris Continuum Complete and mocha Pro, at NAB, marking the public debut of integrated technology following ...
Blackmagic Provides a Glimpse of Fusion 8
LAS VEGAS, NV — Blackmagic Design is showing an alpha version of Fusion 8 at NAB 2015. The visual effects and motion graphics software, which until now was only available on Windows, will see Mac OS X ...
NAB 2015 Attendance Tips 100,000
LAS VEGAS, NV – The National Association of Broadcasters cites preliminary registered attendance of 103,042 for the 2015 NAB Show, the world's largest annual convention covering filmed entertainment ...
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Todd-Soundelux partners with 424 Post
HOLLYWOOD — Post production sound company Todd-Soundelux ( has entered into a multi-year strategic relationship with Culver City-based 424 Post. 424 Post is located at 10375 ...
Illuminate names Tal Fiala president
STUDIO CITY, CA — Illuminate ( has named media veteran Tal Fiala president. The studio provides traditional post production services, such as editorial, color ...
Digital Domain 3.0 Names Advertising, Games VP
PLAYA VISTA, CA—Academy Award-winning visual effects house Digital Domain revealed that Tiffani Manabat will be joining its ranks as Vice President of Advertising and Games.
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In Focus

How to Animate without Modeling
Reallusion, maker of the iClone animation package, is hosting a Game Character Animation contest, and are hoping to attract newbies and intermediate animators alike. (For more information on the ...
Go with the Flow
Zoic Studios turned on the switch for aquatic time travel in MGM and Paramount’s recent Hot Tub Time Machine 2.
Law and Order
Doner Company, the ad agency behind the new “Dodge Law” campaign, recently reached out to Berkeley, CA’s Tippet Studio ( to create a computer-generated plush monkey to co-star in a ...
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Web Exclusives

Bent employs stop-motion for Gatorade
PORTLAND, OR — Bent Image Lab ( recently completed work on four stop-motion commercials for Gatorade that promote the company’s power bars and energy drinks. Agency VML ...
Method completes Avengers-themed Samsung spot
LOS ANGELES — Method Studios ( recently completed work on a theatrical spot for Samsung that ties into the release of the new Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron film. The :60 cinema ...
Indie Filmmakers Bring Cinematic Look at 'The Great American Movie Hustle' with CIONs
Upcoming indie feature "The Great American Movie Hustle" follows filmmaker Michael Anton and actor Michael Monsour as they attempt to create an epic cinematic film about making an epic cinematic film. ...
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Student and School News

University of Houston Students Finalists in Microsoft Game Design Contest
HOUSTON – For the sixth consecutive year, computer science gaming students from the University of Houston are advancing to the U.S. Microsoft Imagine Cup national finals.
iAnimate at Cinesite Internship Announced
MONTREAL – Visual Effects and Animation studio Cinesite has joined forces with leading online training company iAnimate to offer a new animation apprenticeship.
Professor Develops More Efficient Sensor
Classification, that is, recognizing objects, patterns, and motions, plays an important role in many image-processing applications.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Wrap-up
This year, the Siggraph conference was back in Vancouver, Canada. It is certainly one of the more beautiful cities in North America. The weather was great, and the conference center was right on the ...
Dell shows new tower & rack workstations
Nvidia ships Visual Computing Appliance


Nurulize Showcases Real-time RISE VR Experience
CULVER CITY, CA – Virtual-reality software developer Nurulize showcased its RISE Oculus DK2 tech demo at GDC 2015 in San Francisco.
Game Connection America Reveals 2015 Development Award Winners
SAN FRANCISCO – Game Connection has unveiled the winners of the 2015 Game Connection Development Awards.
Khronos Makes Trio of Announcements at GDC
Khronos was busy at this year’s GDC, with three major announcements, including Vulkan API, OpenCL 2.1, and SPIR-V.
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Kickstarter Haptic Device Lets Users Immerse Themselves in their Games
HAMILTON, ONTARIO — Haptics makes a triumphant return to PC gaming with Tivitas Interactive's upcoming gaming device, Sinister, which is utilizing Kickstarter for its push into the gaming world.
CrowdIt Participants Compete for Crowdfunding Funds
SPRINGFIELD, MO — CrowdIt (, which brings business networking and support services into the crowdfunding experience, has announced new details related to its second launch contest, ...
Oscar-Winning Animator and Distinguished Songwriter Take On Broadway With New Musical ‘THE KISS’
Academy Award-winning animation producer director Will Vinton and multi-platinum songwriter David Pomeranz are teaming up to produce ‘THE KISS,’ an outrageous new musical-comedy slated for an initial ...
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