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  • SilhouetteSlideShow

    Joe Herman reviews Silhouette V5: Roto, and a whole lot more

  • SCADSlideshow

    SCAD students help create the animated intro to Super Bowl XLVIII with C4D

  • Enders-Game-2013

    Check out comments from Light Iron's CEO Michael Cioni about one big problem production in New York faces...

  • FramestoreSlideshow

    Framestore uses CINEMA 4D to create three spots for GE

  • new-looklab

    Got a colorist on call? If not, check out SpeedLooks, a series of 3D LUTs for color grading that's a few clicks...

Software Review / Product Review
Silhouette V5: Much More than Just Rotoscoping

Silhouette V5: Much More than Just Rotoscoping

02/10
2014

In the world of visual effects, rotoscoping is a critical component of most any project. Whether you need to isolate elements from their backgrounds, integrate CGI with live action footage or key out actors from a green screen, vfx artists know that rotoscoping and matte generation are a big part of the job. However, “roto” […]

Press Releases / Company News
ThinkBreatheLive Transforms Super Bowl Crowd Into Panoramic Concert Screen for Halftime Show

ThinkBreatheLive Transforms Super Bowl Crowd Into Panoramic Concert Screen for Halftime Show

02/8
2014

ThinkBreatheLive created a remarkable halftime light spectacle this past Super Bowl. The Photo District-based company's innovations included having attendees wear specially designed hats equipped with LED technology to create patterns in the stands...

Media Biz / Article

Queens Gains Another Film Studio and Production House

02/7
2014

In an article on the DNAinfo New York site, Jeanmarie Evelly reports on Court Square Studios, a new production house and studio rental space that’s opened in Court Square, LIC. If you don’t know Court Square, it’s a name that real estate developers and others are using to sell new developments around the Court Square […]

Posts / Article
SCAD Students and CINEMA 4D Help Fox Sports Create Animated Open For Super Bowl

SCAD Students and CINEMA 4D Help Fox Sports Create Animated Open For Super Bowl

02/5
2014

In the old days, and I’m talking about the Renaissance here, art students served as apprentices in the studios of well-known artists — working on real-world projects such as public works and commissions. I’ve always thought that was a good idea so when I heard about college students tackling a real world creative challenge, namely […]

Press Releases / New ScreenWork Releases

Verbatim Studios’ Conor Murphy Mixes MetLife Super Bowl Spots

02/3
2014

Verbatim Studio senior mix Conor Murphy completed the final surround sound audio mixes for MetLife’s 2014 Super Bowl TV efforts, one of which was the final spot leading into the start of the big game.  This year’s Super Bowl was held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Original music & branding powerhouse Elias Arts brought […]

News Analysis / Article
LA Film Boosters Claim They See Advantage with De Blasio </br>at Helm

LA Film Boosters Claim They See Advantage with De Blasio
at Helm

01/31
2014

Boosters of film and TV production in Los Angeles think they see an opening to take work back from New York with the election of Bill de Blasio as mayor. However, California's funding for film tax credits is still one-fourth of what New York offers. And de Blasio has already set his goals in supporting and expanding the work of the City's film and TV production office...

Press Releases / New Hires
Jerry Gepner Named CEO </br>of Tekserve

Jerry Gepner Named CEO
of Tekserve

01/29
2014

Long-time production community supplier Tekserve looks to be amping up its game with a new CEO, Jerry Gepner. Gepner comes over from Vitec Group, the large European-based supplier of gear and services to broadcasters. He's also the recipient of five Emmy awards (technical, one assumes) and holds 11 media tech-related patents...

Press Releases / Company News
NEP Closes on Global </br>Television Acquisition

NEP Closes on Global
Television Acquisition

01/27
2014

While based out of Pittsburgh, NEP Broadcasting also runs NEP Studios, the largest independent provider of studio services in New York. The acquisition of Australia-based Global Television marks the company's move into the Southeast Asian marketplace...

People / New Hires
Sonic Union Adds Award-Winning Mixer Fernando Ascani

Sonic Union Adds Award-Winning Mixer Fernando Ascani

01/23
2014

Sonic Union continues to grow, adding mixer and sound designer Fernando Ascani. Recent awards for the Union Square-based company include mix engineers Paul Weiss and David Papa notching spots on SHOOTOnline’s Top Tracks of 2013.

Gear / Product Review
The G Spot of Primary Storage? G-Technology’s G-RAID Drives Reviewed

The G Spot of Primary Storage? G-Technology’s G-RAID Drives Reviewed

01/21
2014

I recently reviewed G-Technology's dual-disk G-RAID drives. I think you'll find my review straightforward and useful as I take a closer look at these massive external arrays...