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Magnificent Maleficent
11-Jun-2014
Fifty-five years ago, the character Maleficent placed a spell on the young Sleeping Beauty in the animated feature released by Disney in 1959. Now, this popular villain has taken human form, stepping ...
Virtual Play Has Germany Winning World Cup
5-Jun-2014
GUILDFORD, UK – Electronic Arts has predicted that Germany will win the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
Feel for the Track
3-Jun-2014
Former Indy Racing League driver and quadriplegic Sam Schmidt got behind the wheel several times during race week for the 2014 Indianapolis 500, which kicked off May 18, 2014.
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Web Exclusives

Cogswell College Launches ‘Immersion Experience’ Program
8-Jul-2014
SUNNYVALE, CA — Cogswell College (www.cogswell.edu), an institution that offers a unique curriculum fusing digital arts, engineering, and entrepreneurship, has launched a brand new program, “The ...
Electric Pictures Restores Rare Motorcycle Media for ‘John Penton Story’
8-Jul-2014
LAKE FOREST, CA — Electric Pictures (www.electricpictures.tv) recently provided telecine and film restoration services for PENTON: The John Penton Story, a feature-length documentary about the ...
Grand Jete Hits Its Mark with New Film Branding
19-Jun-2014
Hollywood, CA –Creative studio Grand Jeté ( www.grand-jete.com ) explores the simplicity of form in their dynamic and luminescent theatrical brand package for RatPac Entertainment.
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News

Pixologic Announces Streaming ZBrush Summit Live
22-Jul-2014
Los Angeles — Pixologic Inc. ( www.pixologic.com ) , makers of ZBrush, the 3D sculpting application, announces its inaugural ZBrush Summit on August 8, 9 and 10, 2014. The ZBrush Summit presents ...
Side Effects Releases Houdini Engine for Autodesk Maya
17-Jul-2014
TORONTO — Side Effects Software ( www.sidefx.com ) , a 3D animation and visual effects software company, announces the immediate release of Houdini Engine for Maya. This plug-in provides animation and ...
Blackmagic slashes price of Pocket Cinema Camera
16-Jul-2014
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Student and School News

SCAD Game Developers Win E3 College Competition
9-Jul-2014
SAVANNAH, GA — A team from Savannah College of Art and Design’s (www. scad.edu ) game design program won first place at the Electronic Entertainment Expo’s (E3) 2014 College Game Competition, created ...
Sony Online Entertainment Names 2014 G.I.R.L. Scholarship Winner
2-Jun-2014
SAN DIEGO – Erin Loelius of Manasquan, New Jersey, has been named the winner of Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE)’s 2014 Gamers in Real Life (G.I.R.L.) Scholarship.
Student Teams Compete in Microsoft Game Design Competition
27-May-2014
HOUSTON, TEXAS – University of Houston (UH) computer science students continue proving the UH game design program is one of the best in the nation and perhaps the world.
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SIGGRAPH

SIGGRAPH Call for Submissions
29-Jan-2014
Soon, another SIGGRAPH will be upon us. Starting August 10, the 41st annual International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques will begin at the Vancouver ...
SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 Releases Final Content with a Focus on Business, Filmmaking and Art
15-Nov-2013
Hong Kong once again plays host to one of the most important events for the international computer graphics and interactive techniques community, SIGGRAPH Asia 2013, taking place from November 19-22, ...
SIGGRAPH Asia: Offering the Best of CG
14-Nov-2013
SIGGRAPH Asia will take place in Hong Kong November 19-22 and will bring many of the same topics and programs to Asia as were featured at the US conference and exhibition, only with unique content for ...
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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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