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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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Smith Micro Introduces Anime Studio 11
ALISO VIEJO, CA – The Productivity and Graphics group of Smith Micro Software, Inc. has announced the latest version of its Anime Studio software, designed to streamline production for studios and ...
Deluxe partners with GDMX
LOS ANGELES — Deluxe Entertainment Services recently entered into a partnership with LA’s GDMX (, a Warner Bros. post production unit. As part of the enterprise services agreement, ...
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 ...
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In Focus

Other Technology to Watch
HDR is the current buzzword, as the feature story “It’s an HDR World” in the May/June 2015 of CGW details. Yet, despite the headlines from NAB 2015 and those since the conference, there is more news ...
Studios Calling Vancouver Home
The lure of financial advantages, diverse locations, a sophisticated technical infrastructure, and a talented workforce is proving irresistible to film and television studios (see “Change in ...
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.
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Web Exclusives

Whitehouse Post Cuts Details Film 'Rebel'
Editor Kate Owen of Whitehouse brought her expertise to a fashion film for Details that takes viewers on a stop-motion tour through New York’s underworld.
The Grass is Greener with AJA CION
In a new spot directed by Toronto-based director and cinematographer TJ Derry, an elaborate photosynthesis experiment proves that Scotts EZ Seed fertilizer helps grass grow almost anywhere, including ...
Main Titling Makes History
King and Country (K&C), a full-service, design-centric production company, recently created the main title sequence for “Texas Rising,” a five-part television miniseries based on the Texas ...
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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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