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ActionBacks: Wedding Motion 8 HD is Released

Suite Imagery has announced the completion ActionBacks: Wedding Motion 8 in high definition. This volume is the 54th in the line of royalty-free stock animations by Suite Imagery. Wedding Motion 8 consists of 20 fresh looping video backgrounds for use in wedding videography and editing.

The motion graphics can quickly add elegance and value to wedding productions with enhanced visuals for title screens, photo montages and picture in picture effects. This collection is available for download at www.ActionBacks.com for $49.95 in either SD or HD formats.

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Artbeats Hosts Free Video Podcast

Transform everyday projects into masterpieces in motion with expert tips from Artbeats' new video podcast. World-renowned for its extensive library of royalty-free stock footage, Artbeats is now widely recognized as a source for creative inspiration and educational tools for incorporating motion into your everyday projects.

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VICON House of Moves Provides Mo-Cap for Changeling

VICON House of Moves, a motion capture service bureau and a division of VICON, developer of Academy Award-winning motion capture systems, has provided motion capture services for VFX facility CIS Vancouver (www.cis-vancouver.com) for the Clint Eastwood-directed drama from Universal Pictures, CHANGELING.

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ActionBacks Makes HD Animations Downloadable

Suite Imagery has updated the pricing on their growing ActionBacks Animation Library. Now, all volumes are available for download for $49.95 per volume. There are still DVD and Hard Drive options available, including the ActionBacks Unlimited Drive, which includes all 52 volumes for $599.95. Additionally, ActionBacks has made all their High Definition royalty free animations available for download from their ActionBacks.com website for the same price of $49.95 per volume.

Festival Events

onedotzero_adventures in motion festival

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, November 14, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: November 14, 2008

onedotzero_adventures in motion festival returns to London with a new partnership with BFI Southbank with a packed three day event November 14-16, 2008.

The world's most innovative festival of motion arts and entertainment delivers a compelling mix of arts, culture and entertainment, bringing together groundbreaking cinematic work, sensory installations, explosive live AV and music performances, stellar screening programs, discussions, workshops and parties.

This year's festival has a theme of "Citystates," a creative inquiry into how we live in the modern metropolis.

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PAUSE: Ideas in Motion

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: November 11, 2008

PAUSE: Ideas in Motion debuts November 11-12, 2008 at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Centre in NYC. From :30 commercial spots to feature films and experiential design, PAUSE NYC examines the concepts, techniques and principles that drive the world's leading creative studios. The two-day event features 12 one-hour presentations, a panel discussion, special screenings, and nightly socials as only FITC can deliver. Confirmed presenters include: Kyle Copper (Prologue), Brand New School, BUCK, Digital Kitchen, HUSH, Smith & Foulkes, and UFO.

Production Headline News

All About The Fuss

Former Goodby, Silverstein and Partners' Creative Director Randy Sotwell has merged with One Man Crime Wave's Jeff Linnell and Exec Producer Julia Scahill to launch a creative production company in San Francisco's Potrero Hill.

Autofuss will officially open on November 20.

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Getting Perspective II: The Art and Science of 3-D Motion Pictures

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, October 17, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: October 17, 2008

With 3-D productions on the rise, advances in stereoscopic motion picture technology enable filmmakers to reach audiences in more ways than ever before. On Friday, October 17, at 8 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Science and Technology Council will offer an in-depth analysis of 3D techniques in "Getting Perspective II: The Art and Science of 3-D Motion Pictures."

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Pluto Makes All the Right Moves for Cox Communications

Pluto's design, animation, visual effects and integration skills are highlighted in two eye-catching projects for Cox Communications and Detroit agency Doner. The two campaigns, comprising a total of nine spots, promote Cox' high-speed Internet and digital media services, and while they involve markedly different styles of animation, both required complex, multi-faceted execution by Pluto's team of artists.

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Click 3X Enlists Motion Designer/VFX Compositor J.D. Yepes

New York-based design and effects studio Click 3X recently expanded their roster, signing artist J.D. Yepes, a specialist in editing, motion design and vfx compositing. The hire is the latest in a series of efforts to widen their production capabilities to offer a full suite of visual solutions for commercials, feature films, television, music videos and broadcast clients.

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RE:Vision Effects Releases Updates For Premiere Pro Users

RE:Vision Effects has released updates for Twixtor, ReelSmart Motion Blur and FieldsKit to specifically address issues of crashing and hanging that users were experiencing within Premiere Pro. The products released today are Twixtor v. 4.5.9, ReelSmart Motion Blur v. 3.2.5 and FieldsKit v. 2.0.1, and are the After Effects-compatible verisons that work within Premiere Pro. Users who have purchased the After Effects-compatible versions of Twixtor 4, ReelSmart Moiton Blur 3 and FieldsKit 2 receive the update for free.

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Second Chapter Of Watchmen Motion Comics Now Available

At ComicCon, Warner Premiere and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution announced a new way for comic book fans to connect with their favorite characters and stories they know and love through short form digital content called Motion Comics. These draw on a deep reservoir of source material to bring a new visually engaging experience to life through the use of subtle movements, voice-overs, sweeping music scores and stunning comic book artwork.

The first Motion Comic to debut was WATCHMEN which was taken from the critically-acclaimed Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore graphic novel.

Technology Headline News

Academy To Unveil Technology Behind 3-D Boom

With 3-D productions on the rise, advances in stereoscopic motion picture technology enable filmmakers to reach audiences in more ways than ever before. On Friday, October 17, at 8 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Science and Technology Council will offer an in-depth analysis of 3D techniques in "Getting Perspective II: The Art and Science of 3-D Motion Pictures."

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The Motion Capture Society Hosting Event And Raffle At SIGGRAPH

The Motion Capture Society, an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the art, science and application of motion capture technology, is raffling off an 8-camera VICON MX40 optical motion camera system valued at $80,000 at its annual SIGGRAPH party.

The party will be held at the Redwood Bar and Grill, 312 W. 2nd Street in Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 13 from 7-10 p.m.

Software Headline News

New Maya Plug-in, Mocap Wireless Glove and Synchronization Software At SIGGRAPH

Immersion Corporation, manufacturer of 3D and motion capture hardware and software, will be demonstrating its latest offerings at SIGGRAPH 2008 in Los Angeles, August 12-14. Immersion's products help speed 3D modeling, motion capture, and animation workflows -- resulting in more cost-effective and higher quality productions.

The new products to be featured in booth 1422 are:

MicroScribe Connections for Maya Plug-in

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Facial Motion Capture Toolset Simplifies And Automates Process Of Achieving

Motion capture developer Digital Concepts Group will debut FacePro at SIGGRAPH. FacePro is toolset developed to lead experienced and novice motion-capture users alike through every step of cleaning and retargeting facial animation. FacePro is a cost-effective solution to help bring quality facial motion capture to the next generation of game, film, television and advertising media. FacePro will be demonstrated publicly for the first time during SIGGRAPH from the VICON booth, #1101, at 2:45 p.m. on August 12-14, 2008.

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Red Eye First Studio To Use Latest Vicon Camera System

Red Eye Studio, the Midwest's most experienced motion capture studio, is the first company in North America to purchase the T160 camera system, the latest in motion capture equipment from Vicon Motion Systems.

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Perspective Studios Opens In Los Angeles

Perspective Studios, a leading creator of animation and motion capture for feature film, television, commercials and video games, announced Tuesday the opening of a West Coast studio in Santa Monica, California.

In a significant expansion for the company, which also has state-of-the-art motion capture and production facilities in New York, the new facility will provide top-quality 3-D animation and motion capture on the ground in Los Angeles and support Perspective Studios' rapidly expanding portfolio of clients, production attachments and original IP.

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Jamie Caliri: The Art of Stop Motion Animation

Stop motion is alive and well. And the creative possibilities are limitless. Join director Jamie Caliri at motion08 as he demonstrates how Dragon v.1.0 was used to create his new animated short, THE SUN AND THE SEED. Caliri has transitioned from using film to high-resolution digital-capture for his new stop motion work.

Explore how Caliri uses this technique to create masterful animated works of art. Learn how you can incorporate stop motion into your digital projects.

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