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Laundry Creates Opening & Main-on-End Title Sequences, In-Film VFX for “Snatched”

Animation & design studio Laundry recently collaborated with “Snatched” director Jonathan Levine (“50/50,” “The Wackness”) on the opening and main-on-end credits for the mother-daughter caper comedy starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn. The 20th Century Fox film, which is now playing in theaters nationwide, ranked #2 at the box office during its opening weekend. Laundry, led by Partner/Creative Director Anthony ...

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Alkemy X Animates Hulu’s Poignant “Batman & Bill” Documentary

Creative content company Alkemy X recently contributed a suite of visual storytelling and post services to “Batman & Bill” — a Hulu original documentary — from acclaimed film documentarians Don Argott and Sheena Joyce (“The Art of the Steal,” “Rock School”). Premiering on May 6th, “Batman & Bill” focuses on the fight to win credit for the late Bill Finger, ...

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Artifact Welcomes Veteran Executive Producer Kitty Snyder

Creative studio Artifact Design is pleased to welcome postproduction veteran Kitty Snyder as Executive Producer. In this role, she will bring her expertise in developing brand and marketing strategies, cultivating client relationships, and bidding and producing projects. Her strong ties within the agency and film community will complement the full range of production, design, VFX, animation, and post capabilities of ...

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Bluefish444 Announces HD/SD Integration with Media-Alliance ONDA Automation

Bluefish444 Media-Alliance ONDA

HD/SD playout from Media-Alliance ONDA Automation S. Melbourne, Australia, October 20, 2016 – Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announces integration with ONDA Automation from Media-Alliance. ONDA is a scheduling and automation playout suite developed for broadcasters. Playout automation and the scheduler share the same database, thus assuring fast access to data and simultaneous edit ...

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NUGEN Audio’s Halo Upmix Streamlines 5.1 Surround Delivery at London-Based Fonic

LEEDS, U.K. — Oct. 12, 2016 — NUGEN Audio today announced that Fonic, a full-service audio post-production facility based in Shoreditch, East London, has chosen the company’s Halo Upmix plug-in to provide upmixing for a range of television and cinema productions. Available in Avid AAX, VST, and AU formats, Halo Upmix automates the creation of a stereo-to-5.1/7.1 downmix-compatible upmix with ...

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Quantum at SIGGRAPH 2016

SIGGRAPH 2016 Preview Quantum Booth 575 July 24-28, Anaheim, California Quantum brings the animation, visual effects (VFX) and virtual reality (VR) market a workflow storage designed to support a complete end-to-end workflow for both frame-based and stream-based content with resolutions of uncompressed 4K, 6K and beyond. At SIGGRAPH 2016 the company will showcase the power of its StorNext® platform across ...

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Redshift releases version 2.0 of GPU render engine

Redshift Rendering Technologies has announced a huge update to its GPU-accelerated rendering software: Redshift 2.0. Redshift is a powerful, biased GPU renderer that seamlessly integrates with industry-standard content creation tools. It is currently used by creative studios such as Blizzard, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, Glassworks and Blue Zoo. This hugely enhanced new version introduces a wealth of features and pipeline ...

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Vitamin Pictures Reboots

Studio gets a makeover, releases new work. CHICAGO— Design and animation studio Vitamin Pictures relaunches with a new look, and an expanded roster.  The studio’s newly-added CG supervisor, designer, illustrator and character animator were among a handful of artists who contributed to the company’s latest round of creative works. One campaign, for the Medical University of South Carolina’s Children’s Hospital ...

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GPL Technologies Builds Flexible IT Infrastructure for Moonbot Studios

LOS ANGELES—Shreveport, Louisiana is the home to Moonbot Studios, a 6-old-year multimedia production studio with a knack for creating storytelling magic. Founded by filmmakers William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg and Lampton Enochs, the company won an Academy Award in 2012 for the whimsical animated short The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Currently boasting a staff of 50 artists, producers ...

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Filmworkers Partners with Top Directors for Effects-Driven Spots

      Filmworkers’ Rob Churchill, teams with directors; Spike Lee, Hank Perlman, and Dave McNally on top brands.  CHICAGO—Filmworkers’ Rob Churchill has become the go-to visual effects wizard for some of the top directors in advertising. He recently joined director Spike Lee in placing actor Samuel L. Jackson into a series of swanky digital office sets. He teamed up with ...

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FuseFX Brings Penn State’s Nittany Lion to Life for Emmy-Winning Image Spot

BURBANK—FuseFX recently helped bring life one of the country’s most recognizable college icons. Penn State University’s Nittany Lion statue flexes its muscles and leaps from its stone pedestal in a national television commercial promoting the school and its students as “connected for life.” The 30-second ad, which airs during televised Penn State athletic events, won an Emmy Award from the ...

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yU+co Finds Inspiration in Yesterday for “Tomorrowland”

Studio’s captivating 3D animated main-on-end title sequence based on the future visions of past generations. HOLLYWOOD— yU+co’s main-on-end title sequence for the Walt Disney Pictures movie Tomorrowland presents a series of mesmerizing portraits of the future as imagined by visionaries of the past. The 3D animated sequence, which delivers the movie’s end credits, takes audiences on a breathtaking tour through ...

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Career Coach: Declaration of Independence by Pamela Kleibrink Thompson, Creative Career Coach

You don’t need to be American to celebrate Independence Day. In the new job market, Pamela Kleibrink Thompson explains why we should all declare our independence. In July, people in the United States celebrate Independence Day. This year, declare your independence and stay that way. A New Way of Thinking First, think independently. You are not an employee. You are ...

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Aaron Parry, Chief Creative Officer and Executive Vice President, Stereo D on NAB Show

NAB Show Tips from Aaron Parry, Chief Creative Officer and Executive Vice President Stereo D® Aaron Parry, Chief Creative Officer and Executive Vice President Stereo D® , Burbank, California, shares tips for the NAB Show with Pamela Kleibrink Thompson, Recruiter, Career Coach, and Broadcast Beat writer What advice do you have for someone who has never been to the NAB ...

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Modern VideoFilm Provides Color Grading and Editorial Services for Golden Globe Nominee “The Book of Life”

Senior Supervising Colorist Dave Cole collaborates with Director Jorge R. Gutierrez to help bring a breathtaking animated adventure to life. BURBANK, Calif.—Final post production work for 20th Century Fox’s and Reel FX Animation Studios’ The Book of Life, a Golden Globe nominee for Best Animated Feature Film, was completed at Modern VideoFilm. The months-long effort involved an intense collaboration between ...

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yU+co Creates 22-Story Projection Mapping Spectacular for Grand Park’s N.Y.E. L.A.

Groundbreaking display will envelop City Hall in sound and 3D imagery in the culmination of The Music Center’s annual New Year’s celebration. HOLLYWOOD— On New Year’s Eve, Los Angeles residents will have an opportunity to witness one of the largest 3D digital mapping displays in Los Angeles history. As part of The Music Center’s 2nd Annual Grand Park’s N.Y.E. L.A. ...

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