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In Focus

Rising Sun Pictures Travels Back in Time
21-Aug-2014
ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA – Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), an Adelaide visual effects studio, is best known for its work on Hollywood blockbusters such as X-Men: Days of Future Past, Gravity, and The ...
Swimming with the Sharks
4-Aug-2014
When actors, chainsaws, and shark-filled tornadoes come together on screen, it’s television magic. Such is the case with Sharknado 2: The Second One, which delivers even more excitement than the ...
Creating 'Tyrant'
4-Aug-2014
“Tyrant,” FX’s new drama produced by Fox 21, tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation, a fictional country that Encore VFX ...
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Web Exclusives

CG Technology Behind Radiant Music Video
22-Aug-2014
NEW YORK CITY – Design studio karlssonwilker recently created a spellbinding animated music video for “Mexico,” the title track from GusGus’s ninth studio album via Kompakt Records.
'Modern Family' Graded with DaVinci Resolve
20-Aug-2014
FREMONT, CA – Ever since the world was introduced to the Pritchetts and their extended family in 2009, viewers have embraced the unconventional charm of Twentieth Century Fox and ABC’s hit television ...
Real-time Motion Tracking Key to Creating Superheroes Live
14-Aug-2014
TORONTO, CANADA – Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Spider-Man and 20 other action heroes are all coming to an arena near you – and as a part of Feld Entertainment’s Marvel Universe Live Cast ...
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News

Former Look Effects President Addresses Claims Following Closure
22-Aug-2014
NEW YORK — Last week, I received an “Anonymous” email with a letter attached to it that was said to have been prepared by a core group of former Look Effects employees. The visual effects studio, ...
Mixamo Offers New Pricing Structure
20-Aug-2014
SAN FRANCISCO – Mixamo has launched a brand-new pricing strategy geared to meet the needs of animators and studios at every level.
John Stevenson to Direct Noah's Ark Animated Film
20-Aug-2014
Academy Award-nominated director John Stevenson (“Kung Fu Panda”) will direct the company’s first CG-animated feature inspired by Noah’s Ark, which is slated for completion in 2016.
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Student and School News

Students Use Mocap to Present Robot Love
7-Aug-2014
ENSCHEDE, NETHERLANDS – How do you catch robot love on film? The answer for Chapman College’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts students was “Some Like It Bot,” a short film that depicts the clumsy ...
Cogswell Student Presents Mobile App Game at SIGGRAPH
4-Aug-2014
SUNNYVALE, CA – A student from Cogswell College’s Game Studio will present a newly produced, school-developed mobile app game during the 2014 SIGGRAPH Conference’s “Appy Hour” showcase in Vancouver.
University of Florida Uses TerraBlock for Post Work
30-Jul-2014
The Media Services Unit at the University of Florida's (UF) College of Journalism and Communications produces a plethora of digital content for PR and marketing purposes, as well as for UF's seven ...
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SIGGRAPH

SIGGRAPH 2014 Wrap-up
22-Aug-2014
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
13-Aug-2014
Nvidia ships Visual Computing Appliance
13-Aug-2014
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GDC

JMR debuts additions to SilverStor Desktop family at NAB 2013
8-Apr-2013
LAS VEGAS — JMR Electronics, a storage solutions vendor, is debuting its latest additions to its SilverStore Desktop family of products, a complete suite of cloud ready SAS/SATA/SSDRAID solutions, ...
Tech Startup Sandboxr, Aims to be Nation's Largest 3D Printing Service, Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Raise Funds
5-Apr-2013
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — Sandboxr has announced plans to acquire enough 3D printers to effectively make it the largest 3D printing service in the US. It has launched a campaign on the crowd-funding site ...
Markerless iPi Motion Capture Available Through Steam Store
1-Apr-2013
MOSCOW — Markerless motion capture iPi Motion Capture, from iPi Soft, is now available in the Valve Steam Store.
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NAB

AMD and Adobe Collaboration Enhances Creative Cloud Workflow
14-Apr-2014
LAS VEGAS, NAB 2014 – AMD’s ongoing collaboration with Adobe has yielded numerous performance optimizations for new creative functions and workflow enhancements that will be available soon to video ...
NAB 2014 By the Numbers
14-Apr-2014
LAS VEGAS, NV – The National Association of Broadcasters released preliminary figures for the 2014 NAB Show, the world's largest electronic media event covering filmed entertainment and the ...
Blackmagic Design Shows Off URSA Camera
14-Apr-2014
NAB 2014, LAS VEGAS – Blackmagic Design has unveiled Blackmagic URSA, a new high-end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set.
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Kickstarter

Kickstarter Haptic Device Lets Users Immerse Themselves in their Games
5-Feb-2014
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
29-Jan-2014
SPRINGFIELD, MO — CrowdIt (www.crowdit.com), 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’
15-Jan-2014
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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