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Ghost VFX Artists Reveal How They Created Emmy-Winning Effects for Star Trek Posted: 20/10/2021
Ghost VFX Artists Reveal How They Created Emmy-Winning Effects for Star Trek: Discovery and ldquo;Su and rsquo;Kal and rdquo;

Ghost VFX artists received a 2021 Emmy® for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Single Episode for the Star Trek: Discovery installment “Su’Kal.” Led by Supervising Producer / Lead VFX Supervisor Jason Michael Zimmerman, the Emmy-winning Ghost team included VFX Supervisor Ivan Kondrup Jensen and VFX Producer Kristen Prahl. Also taking home Emmys were VFX Supervisor Ante Dekovic, VFX Producer Aleksandra Kochoska, Lead VFX Artist Charles Collyer, and On Set VFX Supervisor Alexander Wood.

Tags: ghost vfx | vfx | behind the scenes
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HPA Young Entertainment Professionals Program Opens Call for Applications Posted: 20/10/2021
HPA Young Entertainment Professionals Program Opens Call for Applications

HPA (Hollywood Professional Association) has opened the call for applications for the 2022 Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) program. Since its inception in 2015, the growing YEP program has supported the careers of talented creative, technical, project management and administrative professionals between the ages of 21 and 32 through mentorship, community building and educational offerings. Applications are due Monday, November 8 and applicants will be notified of their status in early December. The 2022 YEP class will begin in January 2022.

Tags: HPA | HPA YEP | professional development
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Darcy Antonellis to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From HPA Posted: 19/10/2021
Darcy Antonellis to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From HPA

Veteran media technology executive Darcy Antonellis will receive the organization’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award during a gala celebration at the Hollywood Legion on November 18, 2021. The Lifetime Achievement Award, given only at the discretion of the HPA Board and Awards Committee, honors the recipient’s dedication to the advancement of the industry.


Tags: HPA | HPA Awards | Darcy Antonellis | Vubiquity
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Award-Winning VFX House Expands Leadership Team, Naming Industry Vet Patrick Davenport as Ghost VFX President Posted: 13/10/2021
Award-Winning VFX House Expands Leadership Team, Naming Industry Vet Patrick Davenport as Ghost VFX President

Ghost VFX, a leading visual effects house and part of the Streamland Media community of post production businesses, announced Patrick Davenport has been appointed Ghost VFX president. Tom Kendall, previously serving as Ghost VFX president, has taken on the new role of head of Business Development, Sales and Marketing for the company. Rounding out the team, Paul Richards has joined Ghost as EVP of Technology and Crys Forsyth-Smith has been named EVP of Global Production. All four will be based at the company’s Burbank, Calif., location.

Tags: ghost vfx | vfx | Streamland media | new hire
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HPA Issues Call for Proposals for 2022 Tech Retreat Posted: 16/09/2021
HPA Issues Call for Proposals for 2022 Tech Retreat

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has issued the call for proposals for the 2022 HPA Tech Retreat®, the annual gathering of professionals from around the world who work at the intersection of technology and creative media. The 2022 HPA Tech Retreat will take place February 21-24 at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA.

Tags: HPA | HPA Tech Retreat | events | call for proposals
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Origin Point and Ignite Strategic Communications Form Creative Collaboration Posted: 09/09/2021
Origin Point and Ignite Strategic Communications Form Creative Collaboration

ignite strategic communications and Origin Point have announced a formal creative collaboration, designed to provide greater levels of support and broaden services to their respective clients. The agreement expands each company’s unique expertise for connecting businesses, industry creatives and technical experts who elevate what’s possible in entertainment.

Tags: ignite strategic communications | Origin Point | company news | creative collaborations
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New Leadership Team Announced by The Farm, Streamland Media Posted: 07/09/2021
New Leadership Team Announced by The Farm, Streamland Media

Séamus MacCormaic has been named executive vice president and managing director of Streamland Media-United Kingdom. MacCormaic previously served as chief financial officer of The Farm, a Streamland Media business. In his new role, he will continue to oversee operation of The Farm which has locations in London, Bristol, and Manchester.

Tags: The Farm | Streamland Media | Visual Effects
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RED Digital Cinema Launches Next Generation DSMC3 Camera System With New V-RAPTOR 8K VV Posted: 01/09/2021
RED Digital Cinema Launches Next Generation DSMC3 Camera System With New V-RAPTOR 8K VV

RED DIGITAL CINEMA® unveiled the new V-RAPTORTM 8K VV camera today, launching its first entrant into the next generation DSMC3 platform. Building on RED’s bold dedication to advancing image quality, the camera is RED’s most powerful to date.

Tags: RED | RED Digital Cinema | Cameras | Camera | Cinematography
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Program Details Announced for HPA ALL IN Posted: 19/05/2021
Program Details Announced for HPA ALL IN

HPA today announced program details for ALL IN, a free virtual event taking place May 24-27. Presented by HPA ALL, the foundational program driving HPA-led actions focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the industry, ALL IN is a week-long virtual event to raise awareness and promote DEI efforts in the industry. ALL IN will feature industry leading expert presentations, live discussions, and meet ups. All presentations of ALL IN are scheduled between 11 AM and 12:30 PDT, facilitating conversations about this important work between community members in locations around the world.



Tags: HPA | events | DEI
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HPA ALL Announces League Honorees Posted: 14/05/2021
HPA ALL Announces League Honorees

Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced the honorees for its first HPA League Honors, which recognize diverse members of the media and entertainment community who shine as examples of accomplishment, innovation and leadership.  Recipients of the HPA League Honors were determined by a jury of industry experts. The HPA League Honors are the culmination of HPA’s ALL IN event, a weeklong exploration of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the industry taking place May 24-27.

Tags: HPA | events | awards
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Mad Old Nut Introduces Remote Solution for Editors Posted: 13/05/2021
Mad Old Nut Introduces Remote Solution for Editors

Leading post production technology and services innovator Mad Old Nut Productions, Inc. has unveiled a revolutionary new offering, Apart But Together (ABT), a lagless remote editing solution for editors that delivers 99% of the office experience, 100% of the time. 

Built to work seamlessly with AVID, the traditional experience is unchanged for editors. ABT uses enterprise level hardware and proprietary software to emulate the NEXIS shared environment editors would normally have in the office, recreating that office experience with none of the delays of remote desktop workflows. 


Tags: Editing | Remote editing | Mad Old Nut | avid
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HPA Awards Announce Engineering Excellence Call for Entries Posted: 06/05/2021
HPA Awards Announce Engineering Excellence Call for Entries

HPA Awards has announced that the call for submissions for the HPA Engineering Excellence Award is open. Entries will be accepted until June 18, 2021. Celebrating the creative brilliance and ingenuity of the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) community since 2006, the HPA Awards are sought after recognition by artists, companies, and technologists. In 2021, the HPA Awards gala will take place as an in person and online event in mid-November. The date, as well as further details, will be announced shortly.

Tags: HPA | HPA Awards | Engineering | Awards
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2021 HPA Tech Retreat Assembles Speakers to Meet the Historic Moment Posted: 25/01/2021
2021 HPA Tech Retreat Assembles Speakers to Meet the Historic Moment

Registration is now open for this important annual event that brings AI/ML, remote collaboration, virtual production, COVID era content creation together.At the confluence of the impact of pandemic and technology renaissance, against a changing landscape of media and entertainment, this year’s program curators are setting the stage for an event and knowledge exchange like no other Tech Retreat before it.


Tags: HPA | HPA Tech Retreat | Events | Virtual Production | Remote Collaboration | Cloud | Mark Schubin
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HPA Celebrates 15th Anniversary Honoring Artistry and Innovation Posted: 20/11/2020
HPA Celebrates 15th Anniversary Honoring Artistry and amp; Innovation

The 15th annual HPA Awards took place online on November 19, celebrating fifteen years honoring brilliant and transformational work by the individuals and companies raising the bar on storytelling.

Tags: HPA Awards | HPA | editing | color | sound | VFX
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RED Digital Cinema and rsquo;s New KOMODO 6K S35 Camera System Now Available Posted: 13/10/2020
RED Digital Cinema and rsquo;s New KOMODO 6K S35 Camera System Now Available

RED DIGITAL CINEMA®’s new KOMODO™ 6K camera system is now available to order. The highly anticipated KOMODO 6K comes to market after extensive engineering to incorporate production-tested innovations, including a breakthrough global shutter sensor (27.03mm x 14.26mm) that maintains RED’s high standard of image quality and dynamic range. The camera is packaged in a small 4-cubic-inch (101.6 mm) form factor and weighs only 2.1 pounds (0.95 kgs). Joining RED’s product lineup in its own category, KOMODO includes an enviable list of features designed for professional filmmakers and content creators who want high-end visuals in an easy-to-use, compact, and versatile camera.

Tags: RED | RED Digital Cinema | RED KOMODO | Cinematography | Cameras
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