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Latest Baselight for NUKE ensures perfect colour compliance in VFX Posted: 29/08/2017

FilmLight, the leading colour science and grading specialist, is introducing a powerful new version of Baselight for NUKE at IBC2017 (Amsterdam, 15 19 September, stand 7.F31). The plugin for the leading VFX software from The Foundry has been further enhanced to meet the requirements of creative artists working on collaborative projects.

Tags: Baselight | NUKE | FilmLight | Foundry | VFX | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Jellyfish Pictures Ramps up Development Team with Appointment of Charlotte Loynes Posted: 07/08/2017

BAFTA and multi-award-winning production studio, Jellyfish Pictures, today announced the appointment of Charlotte Loynes to Development Producer.

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Red Giant Releases Trapcode Suite 14, the Industry-Standard Package for Motion Graphics Artists Posted: 01/08/2017

Red Giant today released Trapcode Suite 14, a major update to the industrys most essential tools for creating 3D motion graphics and visual effects in Adobe® After Effects®. With a total of 11 powerful tools for 3D motion graphics and visual effects, release highlights include Trapcode Particular 3.0 and Trapcode Form 3.0, which have both been completely overhauled to offer faster rendering speeds and an incredibly intuitive user experience when building particle effects. Also included is a free update for Trapcode Tao, giving users depth of field effects for more realism.

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Jellyfish Pictures launches VFX and animation technology business RenderWise Posted: 27/07/2017

 BAFTA and multi-award-winning production studio, Jellyfish Pictures, today announced that it has launched a subsidiary business called RenderWise. Responding to the obstacles faced when met with time sensitive demands, RenderWise offers cloud hybrid rendering and virtual studio solutions for VFX and animation applications. RenderWise officially launches at SIGGRAPH 2017, taking place in Los Angeles from 30 July to 3 August, and will be available for demonstrations on the Microsoft stand (923).

Tags: Jellyfish | VFX | Renderwise | Microsoft | animation studios | studios | the cloud | rendering | Virtual studio solutions
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Mistika Ultima Lets Antaviana Films Push the Creative Boundaries Posted: 20/06/2017

Antaviana Films, one of Barcelonas most renowned post production and digital effects facilities, has finished a raft of new 4K/UHDTV-1 projects using its Mistika Ultima system. Mistika Ultima has provided the team at Antaviana Films with key tools to bolster creativity and drive efficiency.

Tags: Mistika | SGO | postproduction | VFX | colour grading
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Jellyfish Pictures opens Europes first virtual VFX studios Posted: 06/06/2017

 BAFTA and multi-award winning production studio, Jellyfish Pictures, today announced the opening of two new virtual visual effects (VFX) facilities in Oval, London, creating the very first virtual VFX studios in Europe and marking great advancements in the way VFX practitioners work. The new sites are in addition to Jellyfish Pictures established studios in Brixton, South London, and Fitzrovia, Central London, and increase capacity by a further 70 artists, taking the companys total workforce to nearly 200 employees. 

Tags: Jellyfish Pictures | Virtual Studio | VFX | Cloud
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Red Giant Releases Universe 2.1 Featuring All-New Text Effects Posted: 11/05/2017

Red Giant today released Universe 2.1, an update to its collection of GPU-accelerated plugins for editors and motion graphics artists. With six brand new tools and updates to two existing plugins, Universe 2.1 delivers eye-catching text effects, enabling users to easily add unique text graphics to their projects. Whether its giving text a retro look a la the 1980s, adding dynamic animations to bring them on and off screen, or applying a fractal-based glowing effect, the latest additions to the Universe 2.1 library of effects has a tool for just about any artists needs. Red Giant Universe offers more than 65 tools (and counting) that run in Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, Adobe® After Effects® CC, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion, Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, HitFilm and Magix Vegas Pro.

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Crafty Apes Delivers Incredible Subtle VFX for Hidden Figures with Help from Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya Posted: 06/04/2017

Hidden Figures recounts the story of three female African-American mathematicians who played an integral role John Glenns launch into space and return. Captured on 35mm film, the movie is largely live action, but features nuanced CG throughout. Crafty Apes delivered 328 VFX shots for the film, working out of its Atlanta facility, with Founder Chris LeDoux at the helm, Mark LeDoux overseeing local artists and Tim LeDoux guiding the final look out of the studios LA facility. Together, a 20-person team created CG elements reminiscent of 1960s Russian and NASA space programs; period era technology; and capsules, rockets, launch pads and the like, in addition to a host of VFX and environment work for CG shots, from bolts to Earth. 

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Framestore Deploys PixStor in London, New York, and Los Angeles Posted: 27/02/2017
Pixit Media, the leader in storage solutions built specifically for media workflows, today announced that Oscar-, Emmy-, and British Academy Film Award-winning creative studio Framestore has deployed Pixit Media's PixStor software-defined scale-out storage solution at its Los Angeles, London, and New York sites as central production storage for the advertising part of its business. The deployment gives Framestore guaranteed performance and consistency across all three sites, a cost-effective and simplified approach to disaster recovery and business continuity, and a modular infrastructure that is easy to manage and expand to support multiple workflows.
Tags: Framestore | PixStor | London | New York | Los Angeles | Pixit Media | Scale-Out Storage | NetApp | creative studio | scale out storage | E-Series | Arrays | VFX House
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Autodesk Wins are Twofold this Awards Season Posted: 23/02/2017

Artists from around the world used media and entertainment software from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) for the 22nd year to help bring 2016s most popular films to the big screen. Autodesk also received recognition from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, earning a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (Sci-Tech) for the Arnold renderer.

Tags: Autodesk | Arnold | Arnold Renderer | Flame | 3ds | Maya | Shotgun | Academy Awards | Sci-Tech Awards | Film | Film Nominations | VFX
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Rodeo FX Breakdown Reel for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Posted: 13/02/2017
Rodeo FX has created a breakdown reel of the visual effects shots it delivered for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
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Rodeo FX Wins 3 VES Awards for Game of Thrones Posted: 13/02/2017
Rodeo FX won three VES (Visual Effects Society) Awards for its work on Game of Thrones at the 15th VES Awards ceremony held last night in Los Angeles. The awards honored the studio's work on Battle of the Bastards, the ninth and most memorable episode of season 6, in the following categories.
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Arrival: Gravity Shift Sequence Explained in Rodeo FX Breakdown Reel Posted: 09/02/2017

Rodeo FX completed 60 visual effects shots for Arrival, the alien visitation movie from acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners, Enemy). Working once again with VFX supervisor Louis Morin, the studio helped create a gravity shift sequence, multiple aircrafts, and digi-doubles of actors.

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Rodeo FX Up for VES Awards for Game of Thrones and Black Sails Posted: 11/01/2017
Rodeo FX has been nominated for 5 VES (Visual Effects Society) Awards for its work on Game of Thrones and Black Sails 3. This recognition from the industry's leading professional organization affirms Rodeo FX's focus on providing film and television with high-quality visual effects and positions the company for another strong year in 2017.
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HALO MOVES TO SUPPORT 4K WORKFLOWS WITH SOFTWARE-DEFINED STORAGE Posted: 10/01/2017
Halo Post Production, winner of the 2016 best post facility award from Broadcast magazine, has boosted its picture post functionality with PixStor software-defined storage from Pixit Media - powered by Netapp E series storage. The system was implemented and installed on-site by ERA, specialists in image-centric IT solutions for the creative industries. The new installation is particularly aimed at enhancing halos 4k capabilities.
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