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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. 

Tags: Autodesk | Crafty Apes | Hidden Figures | VFX | CG | 3ds Max | Maya
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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.
Tags: ERA | ERA Ltd | Halo Post Production | Halo | Pixit | Pixstor | 4k | Nucoda | Flame VFX | Avid Media
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Red Giant Annual Blowout Sale Returns December 6th; 40% Off VFX, Motion Graphics and Filmmaking Plugins Posted: 22/11/2016

Red Giant today announced its annual 40%-off blowout sale will return on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, for 24 hours only from 8:00 AM PST to 8:00 AM PST on Wednesday, December 7th. Once again, all Red Giant visual effects, filmmaking and motion graphics plugins and suites sold online atwww.redgiant.com, including full licenses, upgrades and products from the academic store* (already 50% off), will be on sale at 40% off the regular price. To redeem the 40% discount, simply apply the coupon code found on the Red Giant website (available the day of the sale). There is absolutely no catch or fine print on this sale; every plugin, suite, license and upgrade found in the Red Giant online store will be on sale. With plugins for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, Adobe After Effects® CC, Final Cut Pro® X and additional host apps, there is something for everyone.

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dock10 acquires Manchester based post production and vfx business 422 Posted: 02/11/2016

 MediaCityUK-based dock10 has announced a deal to acquire 100% of the shares of 422, the long established Manchester based post production and vfx business. The deal excludes 422s sister company based in Glasgow, serving the Scottish market, which will stay under its existing independent ownership and will re-brand in the coming months.

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Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite 13 Makes a Huge Leap Forward for Filmmakers Posted: 26/10/2016

Red Giant announced today the availability of Magic Bullet Suite 13, a significant update to its widely-used color correction, finishing and film looks tools for filmmakers. Packed with powerful new features, every single tool in the Magic Bullet Suite has received major updates and is now GPU accelerated. And for the first time ever, Magic Bullet Suite delivers real-time color correction thanks to OpenCL support in Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, extending the toolset for users of the industrys leading NLE.

Tags: color grading | post production | vfx | plugins | digital editing
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Rodeo FX Breathes Life into Jungle Animals for Tarzan Posted: 17/10/2016
Rodeo FX completed nearly 200 visual effects shots for The Legend of Tarzan, including action sequences with CG hippos and crocodiles, where realistic water interaction was critical for the success of the shots. The studio's VFX work helped lift these animal sequences to a level where they look like scenes from a nature documentary. This is the first major production on which Rodeo FX has created CG creatures, adding to its repertoire of VFX skills.
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Rodeo FX Wins Third Consecutive Emmy Award for Game of Thrones Posted: 13/09/2016
For the third consecutive year Rodeo FX has won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects on HBO's Game of Thrones. The VFX studio won the award for its work on "Battle of the Bastards", the ninth and perhaps most memorable episode in Season 6. 
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Uncharted Territory Shoots Independence Day: Resurgence VFX Plates with URSA Mini 4.6K Posted: 23/08/2016

Blackmagic Design announced today that production company Uncharted Territory used an URSA Mini 4.6K EF to capture visual effects (VFX) plates for the film Independence Day: Resurgence. 

Tags: Blackmagic Design | Uncharted Territory | Independence Day: Resurgence | VFX | URSA Mini 4.6K
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