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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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Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer Will Files Joins Sony Pictures Post Production Services

Award-winning sound artist will edit and mix on a new Dolby Atmos-capable stage Culver City, Calif.  — Award-winning Supervising Sound Editor and Re-Recording Mixer Will Files has joined Sony Pictures Post Production Services. Files, who spent a decade at Skywalker Sound, brings credits on more than 80 feature films, including Passengers, Deadpool, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Fantastic Four. ...

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KDX/Dimenco to Introduce Simulated Reality (SR) at Display Week 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 and fully owned subsidiary of KDX, will present its concept for a first-of-its kind Simulated Reality (SR) display system at the Society for Information Display’s Display Week, May 20 – 25 at the ...

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VR Director Tyson Sadler Joins Derby for Immersive Branded Projects

New York City— Derby has signed VR Director Tyson Sadler for exclusive representation as part of its push into immersive media. Sadler brings a deep resume in VR on subjects ranging from Alaska’s melting glaciers to child labor in Western Ghana. At Derby, he’ll focus on creating unique immersive experiences for brands. “We’re intrigued with VR, AR and other immersive ...

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Alternative Futures: Sound for “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams”

Veteran sound team from Sony Pictures Post Production Services comes together for sci-fi anthology series. Culver City, Calif. —  Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, the anthology series produced by Sony Pictures Television in a joint venture with Channel 4 in the U.K. and Amazon Studios in the U.S., draws on the late science fiction writer’s voluminous short fiction for its ...

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Renegade Animation Helps DairyPure and KBS Send a Message About Childhood Innocence

GLENDALE, Calif.— Renegade Animation supplied the merriment for a new commercial for DairyPure in which a toddler shows his dad how to enjoy a “pure moment.” Conceived by New York agency KBS, News opens on a man staring at his cellphone over breakfast as a talking heads news program blares from a television screen in the background.  The show is ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Welcomes Australian Government’s Announced Increase to Location Offset

Australian Federal Government announces increase to Location Offset to grow Australia as a production & post-production powerhouse. Adelaide, South Australia – Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) welcomes the announcement today that the Turnbull Government will provide a $140 million boost over four years to effectively increase the current Location Offset from 16.5% to 30%. RSP’s Managing Director Tony Clark states, “This ...

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STORY Signs Director Laurence Thrush

The accomplished visual storyteller has helmed spots for ESPN, HP, Amstel Light and Honda. CHICAGO— Director Laurence Thrush has joined STORY for exclusive representation for advertising work in the United States. Thrush brings high regard for his naturalistic storytelling and cinematic style, which he has applied to commercials for diverse international and national brands, including ESPN, HP, Amstel Light, McDonald’s, ...

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SMPTE Hollywood Section and Steve Yedlin, ASC to Host Screening of ‘On Acquisition and Pipeline for High-Resolution Exhibition’

May 16 Section Meeting at Linwood Dunn Theater Will Showcase Yedlin’s Work LOS ANGELES — The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that Steve Yedlin, ASC will present his work on cinema image quality this month’s Section meeting, May 16 ...

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“Lucy and DiC,” Short Film Produced by Students at Rising Sun Pictures, Wins ‘Best Comedy’ at South Australian Screen Awards

A sequel to the popular robot comedy is currently in the works, again written and directed by Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) Instructor Jeremy Kelly-Bakker, and produced by students enrolled in RSP’s highly successful Graduate Certificate Program. Adelaide, South Australia—26 April 2018— Lucy and DiC, a short film directed by Jeremy Kelly-Bakker and featuring character animation produced by students enrolled in ...

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