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Red Giant Releases Trapcode Suite 14, the Industry-Standard Package for Motion Graphics Artists Posted: 01/08/2017

Red Giant today released Trapcode Suite 14, a major update to the industrys most essential tools for creating 3D motion graphics and visual effects in Adobe® After Effects®. With a total of 11 powerful tools for 3D motion graphics and visual effects, release highlights include Trapcode Particular 3.0 and Trapcode Form 3.0, which have both been completely overhauled to offer faster rendering speeds and an incredibly intuitive user experience when building particle effects. Also included is a free update for Trapcode Tao, giving users depth of field effects for more realism.

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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8 Studio Public Beta is Now Available for Download Posted: 06/01/2016
Blackmagic Design today announced the public beta of Fusion 8 Studio, the full version of the worlds most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website for both Mac OS X and Windows.
Tags: Fusion | Fusion Studio | Fusion 8 Studio | Fusion 8 | VFX | motion graphics | compositing | stereo | stereoscopic tools | 3D | The Martian | Thor | Battlestar Galactica
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Rodeo FX Recreates the War-Torn Pacific for Unbroken Posted: 22/02/2015

Rodeo FX produced 240 stunning visual effects shots for Angelina Jolie's World War II biopic Unbroken. Partnering again with Industrial Light & Magic, the Montreal-based VFX studio crafted photorealistic images, creating the breathtaking air combat between the B24s and the Zero fighter planes, among other spectacular sequences. Unbroken has been nominated for three Academy Awards, which will be handed out this Sunday.

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Rodeo FX Wins VES Award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects on Birdman Posted: 06/02/2015

Rodeo FX has won a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for its work on Birdman. The award is for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture, and is one of the preeminent awards in this industry. Rodeo FX continues its recent run of industry honors, including the Emmy and HPA Awards the facility won in 2014 for the visual effects it created for the TV series Game of Thrones.

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NBC Sports, Bodega, and Rodeo FX Get the Party Started with Carrie Underwood to Open Super Bowl XLIX Posted: 06/02/2015

VP creative director/director and visual effects studio Rodeo FX to create the high-energy opening for Super Bowl XLIX, held last night. The open, featuring Carrie Underwood in a virtual Phoenix stadium, set the thrilling and star-studded stage for the matchup between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at Arizonas University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Rodeo FX Opens Office in Los Angeles Posted: 15/12/2014

Rodeo FX, which has contributed visual effects to over 70 films and recently won an Emmy Award for its work on Game of Thrones, has opened an office in Venice, CA. The Montreal facility has signed on the Hatch FX team, renowned matte painter, Deak Ferrand, and long-time executive producer, Cheryl Bainum, to lead the Rodeo FX Los Angeles team. The new office offers Hollywood studios and creatives direct access to all Rodeo FX services.

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Rodeo FX Wins Emmy Award for VFX on Game of Thrones Posted: 27/08/2014

Rodeo FX was rewarded with a prestigious Emmy Award for its contribution to the visual effects on Game of Thrones. Acting as one of the main VFX vendors on the series, the Montreal-based company created a total of 150 visual effects shots for the 4th season of HBO's most popular show of all time.

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Ultimatte used in Local and European Elections Posted: 26/06/2014
The BBC recently completed 2 days of Local and European election results with their Vote 2014 show. The show featured a 5 camera virtual studio powered by Vizrt. Each main camera featured Ultimatte hardware to provide a high quality composite of the green screen camera feed and the Vizrt computer generated background.
Tags: Ultimatte | BBC Election | VR | Virtual Studio | Polar Graphics | chroma key | matte | compositing
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Digital Arts Showcases 4K with Bluefish444 Assimilate and Christie Posted: 20/03/2014
Located in the heart of New York City, Digital Arts provides ultra-modern picture and audio finishing services for feature and high-end TV productions within a 12,000sq/ft facility. 
 
The company was established by Axel Ericson, a technology pioneer who has over 25 years of experience in composing, sound design and mixing, producing, color grading and finishing. During his career Ericson has received numerous accolades MTV, Emmy, Promax/BDA and Monitor awards, and a Grammy nomination. Under his auspices, Digital Arts created one of NYCs first HD infrastructures and became the finishing house for major TV brands including National Geographic, A&E, ABC, Disney, History Channel and many more.
Tags: Bluefish444 | 4K | Assimilate Scratch | Christie | 4K Grading | 4K compositing
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Monsters and Mayhem for This Is The End Posted: 21/06/2013

Modus FX completed 240 visual effects shots for This Is The End, the apocalyptic comedy directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, which opened last weekend at the box office.

This Is The End....

....follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption. The film is written and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and stars James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, with Michael Cera and Emma Watson. The film is produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver.

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STS-GRIOT Gets Organized with Facilis TerraBlock SAN Posted: 14/05/2013
Michigan-based creative editorial boutique STS-GRIOT offers clients a complete post-production experience delivering rough cuts, finishing, motion graphics, compositing, color grading, sound design and more. Award-winning editors at the mid-size studio collaborate with local and national ad agencies to deliver TV and web spots for high-profile companies such as Toyota, Ford, Chevy, Comcast and the US Navy.
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Oblique FX Brings The Art of Being Human to Television Posted: 06/03/2013

Oblique FX continues to produce visual effects for the television series Being Human, now in its third season. The Montreal facility was recently nominated for a 2013 Canadian Screen Award from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television for best visual effects in television for its work on the second season of the program. The Canadian Screen Awards celebrate the best in Canadian film and television and this nomination recognizes the work Oblique FX produces for Being Human.

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Wayne Brinton, VFX Supervisor at Modus FX Posted: 31/01/2013

For visual effects supervisor Wayne Brinton, the secret to doing great work is great relationships. That means that the first task in every job is to put a face to the name. Not only does work move more smoothly that way, but for Brinton, even a short period of time together on set can save days of work back at the studio.

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Oblique FX Goes On The Road Posted: 24/01/2013

Oblique FX completed all of the visual effects for On The Road, Walter Salless adaptation of Jack Kerouacs renowned novel. The facility delivered 110 shots in all, including matte painting and historical clean-ups to help bring to life 1950s America. As a result, theater audiences are transported seamlessly into the world of the Beat Generation and one of its defining stories.

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Modus FX Appoints Anne Le Bouyonnec as VP Production Posted: 01/10/2012

Modus FX announced the appointment of Anne Le Bouyonnec as VP production. Le Bouyonnec will act as liaison between executive management and the production team on the studio floor. She will be responsible for ensuring that on-floor production requirements are met, while overseeing resources and budgets. Le Bouyonnec brings over 25 years of artistic and organizational experience in the CG and VFX industry in Quebec to her new position, strengthening the executive team at Modus.

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