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Guest Article, George Sells of MANDT VR: Why VR is Made for News and Few Know it Yet

May 4, 2017 | By
Guest Article, George Sells of MANDT VR: Why VR is Made for News and Few Know it Yet

“Hi. I’m George Sells with MANDT VR News, and we’d like to cover your story.” “MANDT what?” “VR news.” “Never heard of it.” “We are producing news coverage in the virtual reality/360 format. We are among the top volume content producers of VR news content in the country.” “Virtual what?” If you are a... »

Executive Producer Christina Ricci, Z: The Beginning of Everything

May 3, 2017 | By
Executive Producer Christina Ricci, <em>Z: The Beginning of Everything</em>

Executive producer and leading actress, Christina Ricci liked the book, Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, so much, that she asked about the rights to filming the property. Written by Theresa Anne Fowler, the novel fictionalizes the life and times of the iconic American writer, dancer and socialite, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. Like many of... »

Netflix Unveils “FYSee” — a Month-Long Celebration Highlighting the Best of Netflix Series

May 3, 2017 | By
Netflix Unveils “FYSee” — a Month-Long Celebration Highlighting the Best of Netflix Series

  Netflix has announced FYSee – an exhibition space that aims to bring the best of Netflix’ library to life for industry and guild members (and it doesn’t hurt that its leading into Emmy voting this season). The multi-level, 24,000 square foot experiential space launches on Sunday, May 7 with a private kick-off party, and... »

Reel FX, Creative Team from Moonbot Studios Launch Flight School

April 18, 2017 | By
Reel FX, Creative Team from Moonbot Studios Launch Flight School

Reel FX Animation Studios’ VR/AR division and the leadership team from Moonbot Studios have taken flight to form a newly minted multi-platform content studio aptly named Flight School. The Flight School creative team will be led by Academy Award-winning chief creative officer, Brandon Oldenburg, and Emmy Award-winning executive creative director, Limbert Fabian. The studio... »

Light Field Lab, Inc. Launches to Bring Holographic Experiences to Consumers

April 18, 2017 | By

Light Field Lab, Inc. has officially debuted, co-founded by CEO Jon Karafin, CTO Brendan Bevensee, and VP of engineering Ed Ibe. The co-founders previously worked together to design the world’s first professional light field capture system at award-winning company Lytro. Light Field Lab attempts to build on the founders’ collective expertise with a new independent... »

RSA Films Launches RSA VR, a Dedicated Immersive Media Division for VR, AR & Mixed Media Productions

April 17, 2017 | By

Production company RSA Films has announced the launch of RSA VR, a new division dedicated exclusively to the creative development and production of VR, AR and mixed media. RSA is led by co-founder Ridley Scott whose prolific body of work consistently uses the latest tools of filmmaking in innovative ways. Head of RSA VR will be Jen... »

Hybrik Powers Pixvana’s VR Publishing Platform

April 4, 2017 | By
Hybrik Powers Pixvana’s VR Publishing Platform

Hybrik, Inc. has announced its cloud-based transcoding platform has been selected by Pixvana to power the company’s VR distribution tool, SPIN Studio. Pixvana is using Hybrik’s cloud processing to accelerate the creation of VR media. SPIN Studio allows users to encode and distribute up to 10K masters in a seamless VR experience. “SPIN Studio is... »

The International Cinematographers Guild to Host a Production Panel “Shooting VR for Post” at the VRLA Trade Show, April 14

March 15, 2017 | By
The International Cinematographers Guild to Host a Production Panel “Shooting VR for Post” at the VRLA Trade Show, April 14

The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE, ICG Local 600) has announced that they will host a production panel at the Virtual Reality Trade Show and Conference (VRLA) on Friday, April 14, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Time TBD) The session, which is part of the VRLA’s professional programming, will be moderated by Michael Chambliss, a technology... »

HOBO Audio Launches 360 VR Division; Forms Strategic Alliance With Two Creative Studios

March 14, 2017 | By
HOBO Audio Launches 360 VR Division; Forms Strategic Alliance With Two Creative Studios

HOBO, the audio post studio, has announced that it has launched a 360 VR division and formed alliances with production/post production studios East Coast Digital and Hidden Content, both based in New York, to offer clients a full service approach to 360 VR content creation – from concept through production, post, music and final... »

Winners for the Art Directors Guild Awards

February 12, 2017 | By
Winners for the Art Directors Guild Awards

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) tonight announced winners of its 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, in 11 categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during a black-tie ceremony at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland. “Hidden Figures” (Wynn Thomas), “Passengers” (Guy Hendrix Dyas), and “La La... »

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