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SMPTE Hollywood Section Hosts 2nd Annual Career Day

College students seeking technical careers get insights and advice from industry leaders. LOS ANGELES —  University students from across Southern California met at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center on April 27 to learn about technical careers in the media and entertainment industry at the 2nd annual Career Day, produced by the Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization that is ...

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Entertainment Industry Trade Groups Launch Non-Profit Mentoring Program

EIPMA will provide career assistance to students, veterans and others seeking craft and technical careers in movies, television, music, and other entertainment arenas.  LOS ANGELES—A coalition of leading trade and professional groups have formed a non-profit organization to provide mentoring services to young people seeking behind-the-scenes careers in the media and entertainment industry. The Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance, or ...

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Monika Batchelor Uses RSP Training as a Springboard to a Career in Hollywood

Adelaide, South Australia— Rising Sun Pictures Education measures its success one student at a time. It takes great pride in the number of students who’ve come through its program and gone onto successful careers in the visual effects industry. RSP graduates are today doing incredible work on movies, television shows, commercials and games at studios across Australia and worldwide. Monika ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Expects 2019 to be a Big Year for VFX Education

School builds on its success in training and placing aspiring visual effects artists with expanded curriculum and growing enrollment. Adelaide, South Australia—As 2018 comes to a close, Rising Sun Pictures Education can look back on a year that saw its program grow, its partnership with the University of South Australia deepen and a record number of its graduates find meaningful ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Education: Joannah Anderson Interview

Learning how to be a professional. Adelaide, South Australia— Rising Sun Pictures Education has served as the stepping stone that many young artists have used to make the leap from the classroom to industry. Joannah Anderson is one. Having successfully completed the RSP / UniSA 12-week Graduate Certificate Program in Dynamic Effects and Lighting earlier this year, Joannah has just ...

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American Society of Cinematographers Breaks Ground on ARRI Educational Center

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) broke ground today on the construction of the new ASC ARRI Educational Center. The contemporary building, located behind the historic ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood, will serve as a hub for the organization’s ongoing efforts to educate the next generation of filmmakers on the art and craft of cinematography. The structure also will be home ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Education: Russel Balugo Interview

RSP Visual Effects Students Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds Adelaide, South Australia— Russel Balugo successfully completed The RSP / UniSA Graduate Certificate program in Dynamic Effects and Lighting earlier this year. A short time later, he accepted a position as a 3D generalist at Rotor Studios, a live action and production studio in Sydney that has produced award-winning work ...

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Pace Pictures Hosts Global Cinematography Institute

International cinematography students gain an introduction to the collaborative process of color grading in the facility’s 4K DI theater. HOLLYWOOD— Pace Pictures recently hosted international filmmakers from the Global Cinematography Institute for an intensive, hands-on workshop on color grading. Participants included students from China, Israel, Argentina and elsewhere enrolled in a course entitled Advanced Post-Production (DI) for Cinematographers. The students ...

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SMPTE Hollywood Section Hosts Career Day

STEM students learn about technical careers in the entertainment industry at day-long event.  LOS ANGELES —  The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, recently hosted students from colleges and universities across Southern California for Career Day, a day-long event focused on technology-oriented employment opportunities in the media and ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Christina Rzewucki Interview

RSP Visual Effects Students Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds Adelaide, South Australia— Christina Rzewucki is a Texture and Look Development Artist at Rising Sun Pictures. A 2016 graduate of the Academy of Interactive Entertainment in Adelaide, she began her career with the game company Monkeystack. Since joining RSP in 2017, she has applied her diverse technical and creative skills ...

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Magewell’s Ultra Stream HDMI Encoder Wins AV Technology “Best of Show” Award at InfoComm 2018

Magewell Ultra Stream HDMI

June 18, 2018 — Nanjing, China: Accolades for Magewell’s latest video hardware innovation continue to roll in, as the company’s exceptionally easy-to-use Ultra Stream HDMI standalone streaming encoder was honored with a coveted Best of Show Award from Future plc’s AV Technology at InfoComm 2018. The award is the fourth prestigious distinction that the product has earned since its unveiling ...

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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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Rising Sun Pictures Partners with UniSA to Develop Visual Effects Undergraduate Program

Adelaide, South Australia—Award-winning visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) is expanding its educational partnership with the University of South Australia (UniSA). Beginning in 2019, RSP will commence delivering the entire third year of UniSA’s new VFX specialisation within the Bachelor of Media Arts degree.  Currently enrolled second year students will be able to transition into the new specialisation in ...

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Tokai University Builds 4K Studio with URSA Mini 4K and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K

Fremont, CA — February 2, 2018 – Blackmagic Design announced today that Tokai University built a new 4K60p studio using Blackmagic Design’s URSA Mini 4K, ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and 2 M/E Broadcast Panel. The products have been installed as part of the University’s Department of Information Media Technology, and will give students access to being able to create ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Education: Creating Production-Ready VFX Artists

Adelaide visual effects studio’s growing education program helps aspiring artists make the leap from the classroom to the production floor. Adelaide, South Australia— Rising Sun Pictures is well known for its ability to develop highly-skilled visual effects artists through its unique Education program. In classrooms set up to mirror real-world production environments and with instructors who are working professionals, the ...

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VFX Students from Rising Sun Pictures Apply Their Talents to Robot Comedy “Lucy and DiC”

Animated short, directed by Jeremy Kelly-Bakker premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival and has generated more than 1 million views across YouTube and Facebook. Adelaide, South Australia— The short film Lucy and DiC, which recently made its world premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival, imagines a time in the not too distant future when technology is no longer content to ...

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