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The Production Music Association Now Accepting Entries for the 2017 Mark Awards

June 28, 2017 | By
The Production Music Association Now Accepting Entries for the 2017 Mark Awards

The Production Music Association (PMA), an advocate and voice of the global production music community, has announced that they are now accepting entries for the 2017 Mark Awards. Deadline for submissions is August 11, 2017. The awards event will take place on October 4, 2017, during the group’s annual Production Music Conference (PMC). Entries can be... »

SIGGRAPH 2017 Computer Animation Festival Presents VFX, Animated, and Real-time Rendered Shorts, Debuts VR Theater

June 28, 2017 | By
SIGGRAPH 2017 Computer Animation Festival Presents VFX, Animated, and Real-time Rendered Shorts, Debuts VR Theater

SIGGRAPH 2017, the annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing computer graphics and interactive techniques, has announced that they will present student-produced work from around the world within its Computer Animation Festival. Also, for the first time, selected short films will be rendered in real time, and 2017 marks the debut of its VR Theater. SIGGRAPH... »

Beneath the Face of Makeup Artistry and Hair Styling on Feud

June 26, 2017 | By
Beneath the Face of Makeup Artistry and Hair Styling on <em>Feud</em>

For the FX Network series Feud, which depicts the interpersonal rift between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in and around the 1962 film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, series creator Ryan Murphy knew he needed the best makeup artistry and hair styling department available. Enter makeup designer Eryn Krueger Mekash and hair department... »

Creator Sharon Horgan & Production Designer Samantha Harley of Amazon’s Catastrope

June 25, 2017 | By
Creator Sharon Horgan & Production Designer Samantha Harley of Amazon’s <em>Catastrope</em>

Amazon‘s streaming hit television show, Catastrophe is unique in several ways. First, Irish co-creator and lead actress, Sharon Horgan, ostensibly met her American comedic writing partner and co-creator Rob Delaney, on Twitter of all places. Second, this project marks her third endeavor with long time colleague, Samantha Harley, her trusted production designer. Third, and... »

The Look Behind Genius

June 21, 2017 | By
The Look Behind <em>Genius</em>

From acclaimed executive producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer comes this brilliant period television series that depicts Albert Einstein in his early years in the 1800’s, as well as his later years during the 1900’s. The National Geographic series known as Genius was created by Noah Pink and Kenneth Biller, which stars Geoffrey Rush,... »

New Pond5 Add-On for Adobe Premiere Pro

June 20, 2017 | By
New Pond5 Add-On for Adobe Premiere Pro

Pond5 has announced the availability of the Pond5 Add-on for Adobe Premiere Pro, a free plug-in available through the Adobe Premiere extension panel that makes millions of royalty-free HD and 4K video, as well as music and sound effects, immediately accessible from directly within the NLE. “When we designed the Pond5 add-on for Adobe Premiere... »

ADG Film Society Celebrates Bambi and Honors Legendary Artist Tyrus Wong

June 20, 2017 | By
ADG Film Society Celebrates <em>Bambi</em> and Honors Legendary Artist Tyrus Wong

The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque have announced that on Sunday, June 25, 2017, they will present Oscar-nominated animated classic Bambi (1942), to celebrate its 75th year, and Pamela Tom‘s 2017 documentary Tyrus, a film tribute to legendary artist Tyrus Wong. This event is part of the 2017 ADG Film Society Screening... »

Wearing the Truth with Tom Broecker, Costume Designer, Z: The Beginning of Everything

June 19, 2017 | By
Wearing the Truth with Tom Broecker, Costume Designer, <em>Z: The Beginning of Everything</em>

When executive producer and leading actress Christina Ricci first optioned Therese Anne Fowler‘s book, Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, she knew she wanted the best department heads to work on her Amazon series–titled, Z: The Beginning of Everything. After much research, it was Ricci’s true intention to clear up misconceptions about Fitzgerald’s storied... »

Marc Chu Joins Atomic Fiction as Animation Department Supervisor

June 19, 2017 | By
Marc Chu Joins Atomic Fiction as Animation Department Supervisor

Atomic Fiction has welcomed Marc Chu to lead the studio’s animation efforts across its Oakland and Montreal locations. Chu joins Atomic Fiction from ILM, where he most recently served as animation director, bringing more than 20 years of experience animating and supervising the creation of everything from aliens and spaceships to pirates and superheroes.... »

Q&A with Nora Felder, Music Supervisor for Stranger Thing

June 18, 2017 | By
Q&A with Nora Felder, Music Supervisor for <em>Stranger Thing</em>

Stranger Things’ award winning music supervisor, Nora Felder, took the time to field some questions from Below the Line.   Q: Just for some background, please tell us how you got involved with Dead Presidents and Tank Girl. A: This was at the very start of my career when getting my feet wet in... »

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