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February 6th, 2016
Apple Home
Marquis to Show New Avid Interplay Cross Platform Workflows at NAB
Marquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media and metadata. The Company has today announced it will be showing its new Avid Interplay cross platform workflows at NAB 2016 on booth SL8730.
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Veteran DP Adds Color to Commercials with Zylight IS3c LED Soft Light
With a client list that includes Apple, Budweiser, Samsung, and Old Spice, director of photography Andrew Shulkind maintains a full schedule of commercial work. A veteran camera operator with more than a dozen motion pictures and television episodes to his credit, his commercials feature contrasting styles of comedy, visual effects, and beauty shots.
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The 33rd Annual Miami International Film Festival | Full Program Release
Running March 4–13, 2016, Filmmakers from 40 CountriesProudly Exhibit 129 Feature, Documentary, and Short Films
Monica Bellucci, Iciar Bollaín, Gavin Hood,
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Winners Announced at Art Directors Guild Awards
The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) tonight announced winners of its 20th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, in 11 categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during a black-tie ceremony at The Beverly Hilton. “The Martian” (Arthur Max), “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Colin Gibson) and “The Revenant” (Jack Fisk) won Best Production Design for Feature Film. Television winners included “Game of Thrones” (Deborah Riley), “House of Cards” (Steve Arnold), “American Horror Story: Hotel” (Mark Worthington), “The Big Bang Theory” (John Shaffner) and “The Muppets” (Denise Pizzini) respectively. The awards took place before an audience of more than 900, including guild members, industry executives and press. ADG President Nelson Coates and Art Directors Council Chair Marcia Hinds presided over the awards ceremony with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host for the third year-in-a-row.
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JELD-WEN leverages 2016 HGTV Dream Home sponsorship with national spots from Wondersmith
JELD-WEN and CMD Leverage Brand's 2016 HGTV Dream Home Sponsorship with National TV Spots from Wondersmith, Directed by Andrew Hardaway
A new cinematic spot produced by creative production company Wondersmith for JELD-WEN and CMD has just debuted nationwide. Entitled "Beat," this and an earlier campaign spot entitled "Beauty Throughout" were directed by Andrew Hardaway specifically to leverage JELD-WEN's sponsorship of the 2016 HGTV Dream Home. Both spots can be viewed at
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ZOO Digital extends its international reach with new appointment
ZOO Digital, a leading provider of localization and digital distribution services is delighted to announce that Syed Ahmed has joined the team to focus on international business development. This opens up exciting new opportunities for customers in the Middle East, South Asia and Asia Pacific, as ZOO Digital becomes one of the few international providers to offer the full range of global media production and management services for the entertainment industry across those regions.
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Cinedeck's Pioneering File-based Insert Edit Technology Now Supports XDCAM
Cinedeck's pioneering File-based Insert Edit technology now s
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RED Digital Cinema and Avid Announce Avid DNxHR and Avid DNxHD Codecs Coming To RED's DSMC2 Line of Cameras
Today, RED Digital Cinema and Avid announced that Avid DNxHR™ and Avid DNxHD® recording formats will be coming to RED’s DSMC2™ line of professional cameras – WEAPON, SCARLET-W and RED RAVEN. This addition brings yet another powerful and intuitive workflow option to professionals shooting on this latest generation of RED cameras.
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Voltage Pictures Relies on Aframe for Simple, Controlled Dailies Viewing
Cloud-based video collaboration boosts efficiency for a globally dispersed corporate marketing team
Aframe has announced today that Voltage Pictures, the international film financing, production and distribution company behind 150+ features including The Hurt Locker and Dallas Buyer’s Club has adopted its cloud-based video collaboration platform for dailies viewing across the organization. With nine Academy Awards® and 15 nominations, Voltage is typically in production on multiple projects simultaneously bringing, on average, 20 films a year to market. With teams of producers, directors, cinematographers and crew changing constantly, having a dailies viewing solution that is enormously easy to use but also provides a level of control over access and functionality is fundamental to their business. Aframe is their cloud-based system of choice.
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StoryBoard Artist Version 7 Now Available
California based PowerProduction Software today announces StoryBoard Artist Version 7, the essential digital and animatic storyboard creation tool for filmmakers. StoryBoard Artist Version gives you the simplicity and speed of working in 2D environments with all the flexibility you want when creating a 3D representation of your vision. Version 7 adds an unlimited number of character poses, advanced motion graphics, and integration with StoryBoard mobile apps for previs creation across devices.
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Apple Motion
Apple Motion 5: Crystal Spheres
Apple Motion 5: Crystal SpheresApple Motion 5 has many powerful compositing and graphics features, but its 3D feature set is, alas, limited. (For those keeping score, it's only 2.5D). Simon Ubsdell applies his his VFX and motion graphics expertise to cleverly working around those limitations by exploiting the best of Motion's behaviors, filters, lights, cameras, blend modes, refractions, and more -- along with everything you'll need to customize the effect to your liking, and to deepen your own Motion skills.
Tutorial by Simon Ubsdell on 09/21/2015
Apple Motion
Apple Motion 5 Volumetric Fog Tutorial
Apple Motion 5 Volumetric Fog TutorialBuilding on his popular "Volumetric Lighting" tutorial, Simon Ubsdell raises the game once more with this Apple Motion 5 tutorial that adds lights, fog, and text into a true 3D environment. As usual, it's packed with extra tips and tricks to help turn every Motion artist into an expert.
Tutorial by Simon Ubsdell on 08/10/2015
Apple Motion
Apple Motion 5: Science Fiction-Style Glitchy Interference
Apple Motion 5: Science Fiction-Style Glitchy InterferenceYou've seen the effect: video noise and glitchy interference, now a staple of contemporary sci-fi visuals. Simon Ubsdell shows you how to build it yourself inside Apple Motion 5, with no plug-ins or third-party software!
Tutorial by Simon Ubsdell on 08/10/2015
Apple Motion
Apple Motion 5 Light Streaks Tutorial
Apple Motion 5 Light Streaks TutorialApple Motion is capable of sophisticated motion graphics. The trick is unlocking its power. Join editor and motion graphics expert Simon Ubsdell to explore the possibilities opened up by a creative variation on the very powerful particle systems built into Motion 5, apply modes, parenting, behaviors, 3D space, and more.
Tutorial by Simon Ubsdell on 06/08/2015
Apple Motion
Apple Motion 5: Volumetric Lighting
Apple Motion 5: Volumetric LightingVolumetric lighting creates a dramatic look of real light in a 3D space, and works especially well for title animation, even with 2D text. It's a nifty magic trick, created with a finesse that some people don't associate with Apple Motion. You of course know better, and Simon Ubsdell is here to help you create the magic.
Tutorial by Simon Ubsdell on 03/09/2015
Apple Motion
Apple Motion 5: Shockwave
Apple Motion 5: ShockwaveAn explosive shockwave. Think you've seen it all before? Not until Simon Ubsdell has shown you how to take advantage of unique tools in Apple Motion 5 to make your own. Simon's experience has been built over 25 years in motion graphics, sound design and mixing, music composition, visual effects and compositing, as well as writing, directing and producing. Follow him as he takes you deep inside keyframes, caustics, camera behaviors, and customizations, as well as sharing real-world tips for finding your way around Motion.
Tutorial by Simon Ubsdell on 02/09/2015
Apple Motion
Apple Motion 5 Title Tutorial: Weld
Apple Motion 5 Title Tutorial: WeldIn the first of what will be an ongoing series, "Title Animation: WELD" uses the particle system in Apple Motion, as well as support for EPS outlines, to create the photo-real impression of a title burned onto the screen with a blowtorch, complete with sparks and smoke. Part 1 covers the set-up ,including a stop in Adobe Illustrator, and Part 2 features the compositing, lighting, and filtering finesse to really make it pop.
Tutorial by Simon Ubsdell on 01/04/2015
Apple Motion
Motion INs and OUTs - Advanced Keyframing Techniques
Motion INs and OUTs - Advanced Keyframing TechniquesIn this tutorial, Andy shows some clever ways to duplicate and adjust the timing of keyframed animations as well as highlight common pitfalls. He also show a number of techniques to make keyframing in Motion a little easier. A sample project is provided for download to follow along with the tutorial.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Andy Neil on 08/08/2013
Apple Motion
Motion INs and OUTs - Looping Graphics
Motion INs and OUTs - Looping GraphicsIn this tutorial, Andy shows how to create a seamless looping background for your editing needs and how to publish it to FCP X for ease of use.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Andy Neil on 07/16/2013
Apple Motion
Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part TWO
Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part TWOIn part two of this two-part tutorial, Andy shows how to animate the individual pieces of a replicator by using the sequence replicator behavior. A downloadable version of the project he uses can be found below.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Andy Neil on 07/06/2013

Re: FCP-7 Fitting a TIFF image into an SD, 16:9 Timeline
by Dean Longfield in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
I've tried 4:3 video footage and TIFF images in a 16:9 timeline by Image & Wireframing them to fit the 16:9 Timeline. However this seems to degrade the quality of the image somewhat. When we all first switched over to Widescreen I noticed that some historical documentaries mixed 4:3 and...
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