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Headline News Mr. X Announces Creative Services Consolidation And Expansion In Toronto

MR. X INC. today announced a company restructuring and consolidation plan intended to help the company achieve its goal of emerging as one of the world’s top players in visual effects and animation.

Headline News Walking with Dinosaurs to Use Cameron | Pace Fusion 3D Camera System

BBC Earth Films, Evergreen Films and Reliance Pictures have decided to go with The Cameron | Pace Fusion 3D camera system for their theatrical rendition of the popular TV series and stage show WALKING WITH DINOSAURS, writes The Hollywood Reporter.

Headline News Rockstar Announced Max Payne 3

Today, we're proud to announce that Max Payne 3 - the new dark, gritty action experience that continues the tale of former New York City detective Max Payne and is sure to satisfy both newcomers and veterans to the historic franchise alike - is expected to launch on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC in March 2012 in North America and Europe.

Headline News Nexus' Johnny Kelly Creates Animated Short for Chipotle Cultivate Foundation

Willie Nelson, Coldplay, the US restaurant chain Chipotle and Nexus animation director Johnny Kelly have made a creative alliance to create BACK TO THE START, a short animated film highlighting the issue of sustainable farming.

Headline News Zoic Plunges Into McDonald’s Splash Commercial With Juuso Syrija

Zoic Studios, an award-winning visual effects company headquartered in Culver City, CA, has teamed up with Davis Elen Advertising and Contrast Eye in their first collaborative effort to create McDonald’s new “Splash” commercial which gives a fresh take on the new lineup of signature dipping sauces.

Headline News Calabash Animation Catches the Rainbow In New Lucky Charms Spot

Building on the success of their previous outing for Lucky Charms cereal, which found the iconic character Lucky the Leprechaun rendered in CG for the first time, Calabash Animation has expanded Lucky’s CG universe in ‘’Rainbow,’’ a new ad for the General Mills brand.

Headline News Harmonix’s Meme Machine App Lets You Make Video Music Instantly

Harmonix today released their first fully in-house iOS app, VidRhythm, a unique entertainment application that allows you to remix your world and make instantly sharable “video music” starring you and your friends.

Headline News Autodesk Celebrates the Evolution of Creative Finishing at IBC 2011

This year at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), Sept. 9 to 13, Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), will demonstrate its powerful creative software tools for television, film and post-production, with particular focus on Autodesk Flame Premium software (launched last year at IBC) and Autodesk Flare software (launched here in 2009).

Headline News Aniboom Partners Artist Gideon Amichay to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of 9/11

Aniboom Virtual Studio (, the world’s first virtual animation studio, has partnered with leading Communication Artist Gideon Amichay to honor the upcoming 10th anniversary of 9/11by bringing together animators from all over the world.

Headline News Cut&Paste Launches 12-City Global Design Competition

Cut&Paste, the global digital design competition known for its lively onstage battles and reputation-making performances, will return to 12 cities this year, this time with Adobe as the event's Platinum Sponsor.

Headline News Karlsruhe's University of Arts and Design Invests in SGO's Mistika

The University of Arts and Design (HfG) in Karlsruhe has invested in SGO's Mistika for its world-class research centre and state-of-the-art Expanded 3Digital Cinema Laboratory, to equip its students with the industry's leading and innovative technology. Developing creative individuals by providing relevant market-ready skills, applied research, innovation and ambition, the University of Arts and Design will place Mistika at the core of its post production courses.

Headline News ASSIMILATE Partners with The Bridge for SCRATCH Training

ASSIMILATE (, the leading provider of powerful post-production tools for digital workflows, has teamed up with The Bridge Media Training Ltd ( in London, UK, to provide in-depth digital cinema and broadcast training courses for its SCRATCH DI finishing and SCRATCH Lab VFX and on-location dailies workflow products.

Headline News Cineimage Expands Restoration Capabilities With Pixel Farm Purchases

London-based restoration and 2D-to-3D conversion facility, Cineimage (, has committed to the largest single European purchase of The Pixel Farm’s ( restoration and remastering software and systems.

Headline News Facilis Unveils Newest Software for TerraBlock Shared Storage Solution at IBC 2011

At IBC 2011, Facilis Technology, a leader in advanced shared storage solutions for post-production and content creation, is unveiling version 5.2 of its TerraBlock SAN.

Headline News Katzenberg, Grahame-Smith To Make Beetlejuice 2 & More

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 12:33pm

As part of a two-year first-look deal with Warner Bros., KatzSmith Prods.' David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith will work on a sequel to Tim Burton's BEETLEJUICE, reports T