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OCT
21
5 HRS

Editors Alan Heim, Randy Roberts to Receive HPA Lifetime Achievement Awards

Editors Alan Heim, Randy Roberts to Receive HPA Lifetime Achievement Awards

Veteran editors Alan Heim and Randy Roberts will each receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 9th annual Hollywood Post Alliance Awards, Nov. 6 at the Skirball Cultural Center.

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OCT
18
3 DAYS

VES Summit: Department Heads "Should Start and Finish at the Same Time"

It's not unusual for department heads to be hired onto features at different times, but these productions can benefit — creatively and likely with cost savings — if they join forces at the same time so that they can get involved, plan and collaborate, starting in prepro. That was the message of a panel at the Visual Effects Society Production Summit.

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OCT
18
4 DAYS

Marvel Exec Talks 'Avengers 2' and Why the Studio "Wants to Make Movies in L.A."

Marvel Exec Talks 'Avengers 2' and Why the Studio "Wants to Make Movies in L.A."

Marvel "wants to make movies in L.A.," asserted the studio's executive vp of visual effects and postproduction Victoria Alonso, when asked about the recently passed bill to increase tax incentives for filming in California.

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OCT
17
5 DAYS

SMPTE to Be Honored at Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will receive the Philo. T. Farnsworth Award for its impact on TV technology and engineering during the Television Academy’s 66th Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards.

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OCT
16
6 DAYS

Digital Domain Ups CEO Daniel Seah to Lead Parent Company

Digital Domain Ups CEO Daniel Seah to Lead Parent Company

Daniel Seah, current CEO of visual effects company Digital Domain, has been promoted to the position of executive director and CEO of its parent company, Digital Domain Holdings Limited, which is traded on the Hong Kong stock exchange.

As head of Digital Domain Holdings (previously Sun Innovation) Seah effectively has more authority to broker new ventures, co-productions or other such deals. He will also continue as CEO at Digital Domain, a position he started in July 2013 when the VFX business was sold to Sun.

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OCT
15
6 DAYS

Will.i.am Launches Smartband "Marrying Fashion and Technology"

Will.i.am Launches Smartband "Marrying Fashion and Technology"

Will.i.am is "marrying fashion with technology," with the launch of his new wearable tech company, i.am+, and its first product, a smart wristband called i.am PULS.

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OCT
15
7 DAYS

Art Directors Guild to Induct Three Into Hame of Fame

Art Directors Guild to Induct Three Into Hame of Fame

Three influential production designers – John Gabriel Beckman, Charles Lisanby and Walter H. Tyler – will be inducted posthumously into the Art Directors Guild Hall of Fame at the guild’s 19th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards ceremony Jan. 31 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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OCT
14
1 week

Walmart Aims to Make Digital Copies of Movies More Accessible

Walmart Aims to Make Digital Copies of Movies More Accessible

Walmart is launching a beta version of a new service dubbed InstaWatch that is aimed at helping consumers more easily access digital copies of movies that they buy through the retail giant.

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OCT
14
1 week

VFX Pros Team Up to Advance the Realism of Digital Humans

VFX Pros Team Up to Advance the Realism of Digital Humans

A group of Hollywood visual effects pros that have dubbed themselves the “digital human league" are trying to raise the bar in what we think of as synthetic humans — and they aim to get their work out in early 2015.

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OCT
9
2 WKS

CBS Exec Robert Seidel Elected President of Engineering Society SMPTE

CBS Exec Robert Seidel Elected President of Engineering Society SMPTE

Robert Seidel, vp engineering and advanced technology at CBS, has been elected president of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1.

SMPTE is a global society for the engineering community, and its work involves setting global technical standards that support the motion picture and TV industries. Currently work includes the areas of high dynamic range and immersive sound.

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OCT
9
2 WKS

Space Shuttle Endeavour Opened for Unprecedented Movie Shoot

Space Shuttle Endeavour Opened for Unprecedented Movie Shoot

This story first appeared in the Oct. 17 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

The Space Shuttle Endeavour might be grounded at its permanent home at Los Angeles' California Science Center, but thanks to new technology, it will fly again — at least virtually.

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OCT
3
3 WKS

Futurist Syd Mead on Smart Cars, Elon Musk and ‘Blade Runner’

Futurist Syd Mead on Smart Cars, Elon Musk and ‘Blade Runner’

Syd Mead — the visual futurist behind the iconic look of Blade Runner — had praise for Tesla founder Elon Musk, calling him “endlessly inventive” at the Trojan Horse Was a Unicorn VFX, game and animation festival, which recently wrapped in Troia, Portugal.

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SEP
30
3 WKS

Gale Anne Hurd Among Newly-Named AMPAS SciTech Council Members

Gale Anne Hurd Among Newly-Named AMPAS SciTech Council Members

Producer Gale Anne Hurd, cinematographer John Bailey, visual effects supervisor John Knoll and editor Michael Tronick have joined the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

This brings the 2014–2015 Council to 25 members. It's co-chaired by Craig Barron, an Oscar-winning VFX supervisor and former Academy governor; and Paul Debevec, chief visual officer at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies.

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SEP
30
3 WKS

ASC Color Decision List To Receive Hollywood Post Alliance Award

The American Society of Cinematographers Color Decision List (ASC CDL)—developed by the ASC Technology Committee with contributions from a broad group of industry participants—will receive the Hollywood Post Alliance Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Postproduction.

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