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DI4D Unveils High Fidelity Facial Performance Capture at SIGGRAPH 2017

July 28, 2017 | By
DI4D Unveils High Fidelity Facial Performance Capture at SIGGRAPH 2017

Facial performance capture company DI4D has announced they will unveil their highest fidelity facial performance capture so far at SIGGRAPH, which takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 01 to 03 August 2017.  DI4D’s proprietary “motion scanning” technology reportedly captures 4D data comprising video rate 3D surface scans tracked with a dense fixed topology... »

EditShare Shows its Scale-out Storage Platform for VFX, Finishing/DI, Audio, Editorial and Virtual Reality Workflows at SIGGRAPH 2017

July 28, 2017 | By
EditShare Shows its Scale-out Storage Platform for VFX, Finishing/DI, Audio, Editorial and Virtual Reality Workflows at SIGGRAPH 2017

EditShare, a company that specializes in shared storage and media management products, will be showcasing its scale-out XStream EFS shared storage solutions at the upcoming SIGGRAPH 2017 show (July 30-Aug 3) on booth 837. Designed to support the media-intensive VFX, finishing/DI, editorial, audio and virtual reality production workflows, EditShare XStream EFS solutions are used by powerhouse... »

Nimble Collective Announces Partnerships with Pixar and Lytro at SIGGRAPH 2017

July 27, 2017 | By
Nimble Collective Announces Partnerships with Pixar and Lytro at SIGGRAPH 2017

Nimble Collective, the California based startup that offers a virtual studio platform, has announced a new collaboration with Pixar‘s RenderMan. The partnership will explore extending the delivery of RenderMan training to new and existing users via Nimble Collective’s collaborative, cloud-based workspace for creating animation. In addition, Nimble also announced a strategic partnership with Lytro to... »

The Production Music Associaton Announces NMPA President/CEO David Israelite as Keynote Speaker for 2017 Production Music Conference

July 26, 2017 | By
The Production Music Associaton Announces NMPA President/CEO David Israelite as Keynote Speaker for 2017 Production Music Conference

The Production Music Association (PMA), an advocate and voice of the global production music community, has announced that David Israelite will be the keynote speaker during the group’s annual Production Music Conference (PMC). Israelite, the president/CEO of the National Music Publishers‘ Association, will speak on October 5 at 10:45am. This year’s PMC event will take place... »

Matthews to Feature MYWay Grip at IBC 2017

July 24, 2017 | By
Matthews to Feature MYWay Grip at IBC 2017

Matthews Studio Equipment has announed that they will feature their unique new rigging system, MyWay Grip, at IBC 2017 – Booth 12-G71. “Today stage and location set ups are get more and more complicated and creative, often stressing out grips that are hampered by support equipment,” said Tyler Phillips, VP of marketing and product development at Matthews Studio... »

Cinema Audio Society Announces Timeline for 54th CAS Awards

July 24, 2017 | By
Cinema Audio Society Announces Timeline for  54th CAS Awards

The Cinema Audio Society (CAS) has set the date and timeline for the 54th Annual CAS Awards. The CAS Awards recognize outstanding sound mixing in film and television as well as outstanding products for production and post-production. Recipients for the CAS Career Achievement Award and CAS Filmmaker Award will be announced later in the... »

Lei Arenzana Stages West Side Story for Its 60th Anniversary

July 21, 2017 | By
Lei Arenzana Stages <em>West Side Story</em> for Its 60th Anniversary

60 years ago, a group of four New York-based theatrical artists collaborated on one of the most beloved stage and screen properties of the 20th century: West Side Story. Inspired by Romeo and Juliet, the show pitted rival gangs on Manhattan Island, New York City’s low-income west side against one another, the legendary Jets... »

Matthew D. Loeb Re-Elected International President at IATSE 68th Quadrennial Convention

July 20, 2017 | By
Matthew D. Loeb Re-Elected International President at IATSE 68th Quadrennial Convention

IATSE international president Matthew D. Loeb was re-elected by acclamation during the IATSE 68th Quadrennial Convention on Thursday. Running unopposed, Loeb’s slate of candidates were also re-elected, including general secretary-treasurer James Wood, 13 international vice presidents, three international trustees, and one delegate to the Canadian labour congress. The more than 870 delegates representing 261... »

SIGGRAPH 2017 Announces Highlights From This Year’s Emerging Technologies, Studio, and Real-Time Live! Programs

July 20, 2017 | By
SIGGRAPH 2017 Announces Highlights From This Year’s Emerging Technologies, Studio, and Real-Time Live! Programs

SIGGRAPH 2017, an annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, has announced highlights from this year’s Emerging Technologies, Studio, and Real-Time Live! programs. SIGGRAPH 2017 will mark the 44th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, and will be held 30 July–3 August 2017 in... »

Disney’s D23 Convention Showcases Studio’s Upcoming Animation, Live-Action Slate

July 17, 2017 | By
Disney’s D23 Convention Showcases Studio’s Upcoming Animation, Live-Action Slate

At Disney’s D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center, Disney chairman Alan Horn kicked off the weekend-long events with a July 14 address to the 8000 attendees, stating that excited patrons from all over the world makes him “want to be sure that we deliver the very very best films to you.” Then, studio... »

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