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In Focus

Once Upon A Time
28-Jan-2015
Since its premiere in 2011, ABC’s highly-successful series Once Upon A Time (OUAT) has been bringing some of Disney’s most beloved story- book characters — including Snow White, Prince Charming, ...
Epic Effects
27-Jan-2015
The critics have not been kind to Ridley Scott’s film Exodus, but none deny the visual effects.
A Little Bit of Magic
27-Jan-2015
With a 300 shot total, the film Into the Woods doesn’t qualify as a visual effects blockbuster, but shot count doesn’t tell the whole story.
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Web Exclusives

Wowing Audiences with Large-scale 6D Projection Mapping on Moving Surfaces
25-Jan-2015
TORONTO –Production Technology LLC (Protec), the largest live events production company in the Middle East, deployed CAST BlackTrax’s BlackTrax real-time motion tracking solution on an unprecedented ...
The Physical Nature of VFX
6-Jan-2015
The feature The Theory of Everything is not a visual effects film, but that does not mean that it is devoid of VFX work.
MPC Crafts Unexpected Creatures for Commercial
23-Dec-2014
Little Frill, a frustrated digital frill-necked lizard, and his housemate, the cheeky tarsier, are the latest stars of first direct’s “unexpected” brand campaign. Conceived by JWT and directed by ...
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News

The Lego Movie Wins at PGA Awards
26-Jan-2015
Voters can be a finicky bunch. What captures the hearts of some may not do so to others.
Digital-Tutors/Pluralsight Opens Online Library Free for Period in Celebration of Code School Acquisition
26-Jan-2015
Digital-Tutors, the world’s largest creative and technical training library, is offering free access to its training library for 72 hours in celebration of a new addition to the Pluralsight network, ...
New Supercomputer Allows for Massive Data Analysis in Less Time
26-Jan-2015
HOUSTON– The University of Houston (UH) is adding a new, state-of-the-art supercomputer to its arsenal of research tools. Used primarily for scientific and engineering work, this powerful, ...
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Student and School News

New Supercomputer Allows for Massive Data Analysis in Less Time
26-Jan-2015
HOUSTON– The University of Houston (UH) is adding a new, state-of-the-art supercomputer to its arsenal of research tools. Used primarily for scientific and engineering work, this powerful, ...
Stratasys Introduces New 3D Printing Curriculum for Educators
3-Dec-2014
MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, ISRAEL – Stratasys, a leading provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, has introduced a new 3D printing curriculum for educators. The full-semester, ...
History to Come to Life in VR App and Minecraft
19-Nov-2014
The Immersive Education Initiative announced that Bent’s Old Fort, a unit of the United States National Park Service located on the Santa Fe Trail in Colorado’s Otero County, will be reconstructed ...
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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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