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Mr. Wolf Opens VFX Facility in Vancouver

Visual effects studio hires Chad Cortvriendt to lead Canadian operation where it is currently producing effects for “Channel Zero.” LOS ANGELES— Visual effects studio Mr. Wolf has opened a studio in Vancouver. The company, which also has operations in Los Angeles and New York, has hired veteran VFX producer Chad Cortvriendt to head the new outpost as executive producer. Cortvriendt ...

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New Starz Series “Vida” Finished at MTI Film

Senior Colorist Steve Porter collaborates with Cinematographer Carmen Cabana on new drama series that paints a bold picture of Latinx life in Los Angeles. HOLLYWOOD— Post-production finishing for the first season of Vida, the new half-hour drama from STARZ and Executive Producer Tanya Saracho, was recently completed at MTI Film. Senior Colorist Steve Porter worked with series Cinematographer Carmen Cabana ...

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Love Hope Strength Band, Featuring Mike Peters, Releases Music Exclusively through Killer Tracks

Portion of proceeds from new songs to benefit foundation expanding the bone marrow donor registry. SANTA MONICA, —  Killer Tracks, a Universal Publishing Production Music company, has announced the exclusive release of four tracks from the Love Hope Strength Band featuring Mike Peters of The Alarm, an act that produced more than 5 million in record sales worldwide and landed ...

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Yard Dog Signs Director Darren Statman

LOS ANGELES— Director Darren Statman has joined Yard Dog for U.S. work in commercials and branded content. Based in London, Statman has won admirers among agencies and brands across Europe for work noteworthy for its striking, artfully- crafted visuals, nuanced storytelling and raw emotional power. Among Statman’s best-known projects is Hades, a black & white film for British custom motorcycle ...

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Sound Lounge Launches “Sound Lounge Everywhere” in Boulder

Sound facility establishes audio resources at post house 11 Dollar Bill allowing clients to work remotely with New York mixers and voice talent. NEW YORK— Sound Lounge, New York’s leading independent sound studio, has introduced its Sound Lounge Everywhere concept to Colorado. The company has partnered with Boulder post production company 11 Dollar Bill to offer remote audio production and ...

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SMPTE Hollywood Section to Explore eSports with Cameron Reed at June Meeting

LOS ANGELES —  The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, will explore the growing phenomenon of eSports and its impact on the broadcast industry at its monthly meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, June 26, in Hollywood. Professional league video gaming has modeled itself after real-world sports. In broadcast and ...

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GPL Technology Launches Canadian Presence

  Media and entertainment IT specialist offers managed services, infrastructure-to-endpoint hardware solutions, staffing, and system rentals as hardware-as-a-service to creative companies across Canada. LOS ANGELES— GPL Technologies, a premier provider of technology solutions and managed services to creative and high-performance computing industries, today announces the opening of its first Canadian office in Vancouver, British Columbia. GPL Technologies, Vancouver, will provide ...

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Rising Sun Pictures’ Sam Hodge: Mentoring the Next Generation of VFX Artists

Adelaide, South Australia—Lead Pipeline Technical Director, Sam Hodge first joined the RSP team in 2005. Although now focused on technical operations, Sam has a wealth of creative experience, with credits including Alien Covenant, Logan, xXx Return of Zander Cage, X-Men Apocalypse, Game of Thrones and many other titles. Commencing late July, Sam will be teaching the lighting component of a ...

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A Common Thread Signs Aussie Director Cassie De Colling

LOS ANGELES— A Common Thread has signed Australian director Cassie De Colling for exclusive representation in the United States. De Colling has directed ads, branded content and virtual reality for clients including insurance giant AAMI, travel company The Great Escape, the University of Melbourne and others. This is the first time she has had representation outside Australia. “Cassie is a ...

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Alchemy Post Sound’s Joanna Fang to Speak at Infocomm

Joanna will join Chapter Four’s David Grinbaum for a discussion about applying cinematic sound to VR. Westchester, New York—Alchemy Post Sound Foley artist Joanna Fang will take part in a discussion on how classic Hollywood film sound techniques are being applied in the emerging world of immersive media at a special Center Stage Event at Infocomm in Las Vegas. Fang ...

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Pace Pictures Launches Hollywood Facility

Independent post-production house to provide turnkey solutions for film and television productions. HOLLYWOOD—Independent post-production company Pace Pictures has opened a new sound and picture finishing facility in Hollywood. The 20,000 square foot site offers editorial finishing, color grading, visual effects, titling, sound editorial and sound mixing services. Key resources include a 20-seat, 4K color grading theater, two additional HDR color ...

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Dutch Director Werner Damen Makes U.S. Debut Via Yard Dog

LOS ANGELES— Director Werner Damen has joined Los Angeles-based Yard Dog for exclusive representation in the United States. A native of the Netherlands, Damen is in high demand across Europe and Asia, but this is the first time that he has pursued advertising work in the United States. Known for capturing beautiful imagery and for storytelling with a strong sense ...

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Hawk-Woods Reel Power Launches Mini V-Lok Battery Plate for Sony FS5

Ashford, Kent, UNITED KINGDOM—Hawk-Woods, innovative developer of broadcast power solutions, has introduced a new camera mount plate that permits its best-selling Mini V-Lok batteries to be employed as onboard power sources with Sony’s lightweight PXW-FS5 XDCAM Super 35 camera system. Mini V-Lok batteries allow the FS5 to be operated for up to 50 percent longer before recharging over standard BP-U ...

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Sony Pictures Restores Holocaust Tale “None Shall Escape”

CULVER CITY, CALIF.—  Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) recently completed a 4K restoration of None Shall Escape, the 1943 Columbia Pictures drama widely credited as the first film to address the subject of the Nazi Holocaust. The newly-restored film recently had its world premiere at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, with one of the film’s stars, 100-year-old actress Marsha ...

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Dimenco and Ultrahaptics to Offer Joint Simulated Reality (SR) Demos at AWE 2018

Proof-of-concept demonstration will highlight plans for immersive simulations that can be experienced without wearables, head-mounted displays or glasses. VELDHOVEN, The Netherlands—Dimenco, an international pioneer in display technologies, will join with strategic partner Ultrahaptics, the world’s leading mid-air haptics company, in presenting their concept for a first-of-its kind Simulated Reality (SR) system at the Augmented World Expo (AWE) May 30 – ...

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Derby’s Ryan Balas Delves into the Spiritual Side of Food in “Korean Buddhist Cooking”

Food series for Tricycle Magazine explores the art and Zen of temple cooking. New York City— Ancient culinary secrets blend with Zen wisdom in an intriguing new food series directed by Ryan Balas for Tricycle Magazine. Korean Buddhist Cooking, currently featured on the Tricycle website, consists of 12 short films featuring culinary expert Shin Kim, who shares recipes and insights ...

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