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Beast Adds William Kerr to Roster


William Kerr, ACE.

Editorial house, Beast, announced the addition of Hollywood film editor, William Kerr, ACE, to cut commercials exclusively at Beast.

“Brands and advertising agencies have expanded the nature of their content,” said Beast founding partner, Igor Kovalik. “They are looking beyond the 30-second format. Branded content is becoming entertainment in its own right. As a result, we are positioning ourselves with talent whose skillsets reflect the type of work Beast is doing.”

Kerr is a longtime collaborator with Judd Apatow and is best known for his work on the multi Academy Award nominated film Bridesmaids, which earned him a nomination from the American Cinema Editors for its highest honor, best edited feature film, comedy or musical. Kerr’s other film editing credits include writer/director Nicholas Stoller’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall, writer/director John Hamburg’s I Love You, Man, and director Greg Mottola’s Superbad.

“I am excited at the opportunity to work with Beast,” Kerr said. “The editors are first rate and I look forward to being a part of such a bright and talented group of people.”

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Vicon Introduces Mobile Mocap at SIGGRAPH

Motion capture systems developer Vicon is previewing a futuristic new “Mobile Mocap” technology at SIGGRAPH 2011 in Vancouver. Moving mocap out of the lab and into the field, Vicon's Mobile Mocap system taps several new technologies, many years in the making. At the heart of Mobile Mocap is a very small lipstick-sized camera that enables less obtrusive, more accurate facial animation data. The new cameras capture 720p (1280X720) footage at 60 frames per second. In addition, a powerful processing unit synchronizes, stores, and wirelessly transmits the data, all in a tiny wearable design.