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School of Visual Arts Headline News

SVA Announces 27th Dusty Film & Animation Festival Dates

Running Saturday, May 7 through Tuesday, May 10, four-day event will showcase more than 100 films and animations from School of Visual Arts students graduating this spring.

Blackmagic Design Headline News

Blackmagic Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5

Massive update boasts more than 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features, including major additions to the editing toolset, new and enhanced color features, improved HDR support, and powerful new effects.

FMX 2016 Headline News

Final Program Details Unveiled for FMX 2016

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ director Jennifer Yuh Nelson joining ‘The Peanuts Movie’ director Steve Martino and ‘Construct’ director Kevin Margo for a panel on the relationship between directors and technology.

Autodesk Headline News

Autodesk Releases Latest Versions of Creative Finishing and 3D Animation Offerings

Autodesk Flame Family 2017, Maya 2016 extension 2 and 3ds Max 2017 now available; new tools and improvements deliver innovation, productivity and efficiency.

HP Headline News

HP Packs Power and Performance into All-in-One Workstation

HP introduces its third generation of the HP Z1 Workstation, combining the simplicity of an all-in-one design with performance typically found in traditional towers.

ftrack Headline News

ftrack Announces Adobe Creative Cloud Integration

Project management platform now includes native integration support for Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC; live demonstrations to be held at NAB 2016.

Thinkbox Software Headline News

Thinkbox Debuts On-Demand, Per-Minute Licensing with Deadline 8

Updates Include third-party metered licensing with The Foundry’s NUKE and KATANA, and Chaos Group’s V-Ray; a new proxy server; and enhanced monitor features.

Autodesk Headline News

Autodesk Announces Acquisition of Arnold Maker Solid Angle

Developers of Arnold, the 3D animation and visual effects ray-tracing image renderer used on VFX Oscar winner ‘Ex Machina,’ purchased for an undisclosed sum.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: Disney’s ‘Jungle Book’ Roars to Life with $291M Globally

Jon Favreau’s CG re-imagining of the animated classic swings past expectations to score the number-two opening of all time for the month of April, and is widely expected to cross $300 million mark on Monday.

NAB 2016 Headline News

ASSIMILATE Announces New SCRATCH VR Suite at NAB 2016

First demos of the only end-to-end Virtual Reality toolset and workflow encompassing dailies, conform, color grading, composting, finishing and mastering to be showcased at the 2016 NAB Show.

NAB 2016 Headline News

GPL Technologies to Showcase NVIDIA Technology at NAB 2016

Full schedule of live virtualization and visualization demonstrations using NVIDIA GRIDTM technology, NVIDIA Quadro professional GPUs, and the Quadro Visual Computing Appliance set for the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

NAB 2016 Headline News

Motion Picture Sound Editors to Host ‘Star Wars’ Presentation at NAB 2016

The sound and visual effects team behind’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ to offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of the movie in a Creative Master Series session at the 2016 NAB Show.

call for entries Headline News

Mill Valley Film Festival Now Accepting Entries for 2016 Edition

Running October 6-16, the Mill Valley Film Festival is accepting submissions of short films in the Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Children and Family, Experimental, and Youth Produced categories now through May 20.

NAB 2016 Headline News

AMD Launching 32GB Workstation Graphics Card at NAB 2016

World’s first workstation graphics card with industry-leading 32GB memory support for large asset workflows with creative applications planned for availability in Q2 2016.

Visual Effects Headline News

Trixter Unveils Shot Breakdown from ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Munich-based visual effects studio delivered 294 shots for key sequences and characters for the Marvel blockbuster and another 106 shots for film trailers for a total of 400 shots.

20th Century Fox Headline News

Fox Officially Announces ‘Deadpool’ Sequel

It’s a big day for movie sequels as 20th Century Fox officially announces ‘Deadpool 2’ and unveils footage from Blue Sky’s ‘Ice Age: Collision Course,’ ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ and Roland Emmerich’s ‘Independence Day: Resurgence.’

Psyop Headline News

Psyop Adds Ben Hibon to Vancouver-Based Team

Award-winning director signs with Psyop Film and Television, joining their Vancouver office as the company continues its expansion into visual development, creative direction, and visual effects for feature films and television.

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