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Sound Lounge Goes A Lap For NASCAR

Rob DiFondi of New York-based Sound Lounge mixes the killer sounds of crashing cars and scraping metal for NASCAR and Nationwide Insurance. As the speeding vehicles race around the track, every bang and bump is documented by a popup that displays what will need to be replaced in order to fix the damage. We can almost smell the beer and gasoline as we become up close and personal fans of the racing death traps in all their screeching, crushing, clanking, spinning, crunching glory.

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THX Certified Theaters Expanding Across US

THX and Cinemark Holdings announced that Cinemark Theatres will add more than 200 THX Certified screens domestically, bringing the total number of Cinemark screens with THX certification to more than 500.

Cinemark will be rolling out the THX certification program in major metropolitan areas across the United States, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Denver.

THX Certified cinemas are engineered to meet THX requirements for sound and visual quality, focusing on surround sound and acoustic performance and projection technology.


Slamdance -- Best Animated Short: 'Blood Will Tell'

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 12:00am

Director Andrew McPhillips took home the Slamdance Grand Jury Award and a $2,500 Credit at Filmworks/FX for his animated short film Blood Will Tell (2007, 6 min, Canada), which incorporates 3D computer animation, 2D matte painting and live action with music written and performed by Sigur Ros, to tell the story set in 16th-century Holland of a mysterious visitor who attempts to hide from death in a dark, mosquito-infested well.

McPhillips started working on Blood Will Tell when he was at PDI. "I started doing some painting, because I paint a lot," McPhillips says. "I ended up telling what...

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Lucasfilm Nabs Six Oscar Nominations

Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Skywalker Sound were nominated for six Academy Awards this morning. For the third year in a row, ILM pulled in two of the three vfx nomination spots with TRANSFORMERS and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END. Skywalker Sound also dominated the sound nominations taking three of the five slots in Sound Editing for their work on THERE WILL BE BLOOD, TRANSFORMERS and RATATOUILLE, which also received another nomination in the Sound Mixing category.

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Universal Studios Sound Adds Geisler for Animation & Game Sound Design

Universal Studios Sound ( announces the addition of supervising sound editor Michael Geisler, expanding the department's services in animation and gaming. The facility offers sound editorial and design, mixing, Foley, ADR and transfer for features, television, commercials and trailers, along with animation and gaming.

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GANG Game Audio Roundtable

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 11:00am
Begins: July 11, 2007

The Game Audio Network Guild (GANG), a non-profit organization established to promote excellence in interactive audio, in conjunction with Ex'pression College for Digital Arts, is hosting an uber power GANG: Interactive Entertainment Sound Developers (IESD) roundtable on Wednesday, July 11, 2007, from 3:00 to 5:30 pm Meyer Hall at Ex'pression College's expanded facility.

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ILM & Skywalker Sound Connect with Marvel for Iron Man

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) has come on board as the principal visual effects house on the new Marvel Studios production of IRON MAN. Sister company Skywalker Sound, which houses EFILMs northern California outpost, completes the post-production triumvirate. Skywalker Sound will handle sound design and mix duties for the film.

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Hydraulx Creates CG Sound Waves for 2008 Mercury Mariner Spot

Newly returned from their feature debut, ALIEN VS. PREDATOR 2, The Brothers Strause, Colin and Greg, have created a striking ad for the 2008 Mercury Mariner in which a car is built by sound waves.

SOUND WAVES, part of a larger campaign helmed by the Brothers and created by Y&R Team Detroit and produced by Tight Films, employs the latest 3D animation technology to create visually captivating images of the 2008 Mercury Mariner that focus on the vehicle's design features and its available hybrid powertrain.

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Daytime Emmy Noms Finalized

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the rest of the nominees for the 34th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards today on March 14, 2007. The Children's Programming nominations were previously announced Feb. 7 and, last weekend, winners were announced in the âIndividual Achievement in Animationâ category. The winners, Trevor Wall, storyboard artist for JAKERS!

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Letters From Iwo Jima & Cars Win Top Golden Reel Awards

LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA took home double honors at the Motion Picture Sound Editors' Golden Reel Awards, held Saturday night, Feb. 24, 2007, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The World War II historical pic was honored for dialogue and automated dialogue replacement category, as well as for sound effects/foley.

APOCALYPTO won for music in a feature film, while DREAMGIRLS was honored for music editing in a musical feature film. PAN'S LABYRINTH was feted for the foreign film sound effects/foley.

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MPSE Announced Golden Reel Nominees

The Motion Picture Sound Editors have announced the nominees for the 2007 Golden Reel Awards. In the feature animation category, two of three Oscar nominees -- CARS and HAPPY FEET -- made the list alongside THE ANT BULLY, FLUSHED AWAY, ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN and OVER THE HEDGE. For TV, a wide range of networks picked up nods for such shows as AMERICAN DAD, BEN 10, DRAWN TOGETHER, KAPPA MIKEY, MY LIFE AS A TEENAGE ROBOT, SQUIRREL BOY, SUPER ROBOT MONKEY TEAM HYPERFORCE GO! and YIN! YANG! YO! Animation was also well represented in the direct-to-video category as well as gaming.

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X, The Man With The X-Ray Eyes with live underscore by Pere Ubu

By Guest (not verified) | Sunday, October 29, 2006 at 11:00am
Begins: October 29, 2006

Emerging from the urban frontier of mid-70s Cleveland, Pere Ubu changed the face of music with its mix of driving rock, synthesized sound, and leader David Thomas' visionary lyrics, influencing the likes of Joy Division, REM, Pixies, Bauhaus, Julian Cope and countless others. Now, this legendary avant-garage rock band generates a throbbing, dark and atmospheric live underscore to director Roger Corman's chilling sci-fi classic X, The Man With X-Ray Eyes (1963), featuring sound effects, dialogue, and an additional score which restores the film's fabled "lost" ending.

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Pacific Soundwaves Opens New Post Facility

Relaxing in the stylish and comfortable client lounge at Pacific Soundwaves new post sound facility, it is evident how this veteran company has been able to cultivate its cool in a furiously hot industry. Their innovative 12,000 sq. ft studio embodies the critical ingredients needed to avoid the pitfalls of large-scale expansion; talented and experienced mixers, bleeding edge technology and unrivaled carte blanch client service.

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Austin’s D7 Studios Releases Animated Series Free Online

D7 Studios has launched the first chapter of its new animated adventure series, D7PEACEMAKER REVELATION, in multi-platform release, including High Definition, DVD, iPod and Internet download at The online version of the series allows the viewer to watch and interact with additional scenes, giving more insight into specific characters and foreshadow events to come.

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Emmy-Winning Sound Specialist Geisler Joins Pacific Soundwaves

Leading post-production sound facility Pacific Soundwaves announced that animation sound specialist Michael Geisler has joined the company as supervising sound editor. Bringing the award-winning sound designer/editor on staff enables Pacific Soundwaves to better address the very specific needs of animated film, television, gaming and interactive projects. A highly-regarded audio pro and founder of sound postproduction company BadaBing BadaBoom, Geisler is now serving his extensive base of animation clients as a member of Pacific Soundwaves team, at its top-of-the-line Burbank facility.

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Jakers! and The Batman Double Daytime Emmy Winners

JAKERS! THE ADVENTURES OF PIGGLEY WINKS and THE BATMAN were the big animation winners, with two Emmys each, as the National Television Academy presented the 33rd Annual Creative Craft Daytime Emmy Awards on Saturday, April 22, 2006, during simultaneous black-tie ceremonies held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City and the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles. Outstanding Children's Animated Program was awarded to JAKERS!

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Comic Book Movies & Skywalker Sound Announce Strategic Partnership

Comic Book Movies, an entertainment company established by veteran film producer and comicbook authority Michael Uslan and visionary financier M. Jonathan Roberts, has announced a strategic partnership with Skywalker Sound for all post-production and sound services for their upcoming slate of features films, television and animation productions.

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Wallace And Gromit & Family Guy Win Top Animated Honors at Gold Reel Awards

WAR OF THE WORLDS won the top honor Best Sound Editing in Feature Films Sound Fx/Foley at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards while WALLACE & GROMIT: CURSE OF THE WERERABBIT and FAMILY GUY topped animated honors during the black-tie ceremony on March 4, 2006, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA was also a big winner for Best Sound Editing in Feature Films Dialogue/ADR. The Golden Reel Awards acknowledge the year's best work in the various areas of sound editing

Winners of the MPSE Golden Reel Awards are:

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Golden Reel Nominations Announced

The MPSE has announced its nominations for the MPSE Golden Reel Awards, given annually for the best work in the various areas of sound editing: dialogue & ADR, effects & foley, and music.

The MPSE Career Achievement Award will be presented to music editor Else Blangsted during the black-tie ceremony on March 4, 2006, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The nominations are:


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Jakers Leads Daytime Emmy Noms For Toons

Today (Feb. 8, 2006) the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 33rd annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Disneys KIM Possible garnered five nominations, leading all other animated fare, including a nod for Outstanding Children's Animated Program. JAKERS! THE ADVENTURES OF PIGGLEY WINKS garnered four nominations, leading all other animated fare, including a nod for Outstanding Children's Animated Program.

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'Building Interactive Worlds in 3D:' Advanced Virtual Camera Development for 'The Diner' Project — Part 2

VFXWorld presents the last excerpt from Building Interactive Worlds in 3D by Jean-Marc Gauthier. This month concludes a look at using the virtual camera for The Diner project.

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78th Academy Award Nominations Announced

KING KONG is up four Oscars in the list of nominees just released by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the 78th Annual Academy Awards, starting with Best Visual Effects, up against THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE and WAR OF THE WORLDS. In an apparent snubbing of George Lucas, the visual effects branch of the academy rejected his final STAR WARS movie, EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH, which received a sole nomination for makeup.