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ASG to Host Technology Happy Hours in Pacific Northwest

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:29 -- Nick Dager

Advanced Systems Group will host two Technology Trending Happy Hours, sponsored by Quantum and Adobe, for video professionals in the Pacific Northwest. The first event will be February 12 at Rock Bottom Brewery in Bellevue, Washington and the second will be February 13 at Rock Bottom Brewery in Portland, Oregon. Both happy hours begin at 5 p.m. with free drinks and appetizers, followed by demos of Quantum StorNext 5 and Adobe Anywhere for video at 6 p.m.

Sony Pictures Imageworks’ Jeremy Selan Receives Scientific and Technical Achievement Award

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:18 -- Nick Dager

Jeremy Selan, Sony Pictures Imageworks’ imaging supervisor will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences with a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award for his role in developing the open source color management framework OpenColorIO.

Trizz Makes Long Distance Call with Frankie

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 14:57 -- Nick Dager

Barcelona creative shop Trizz is known for its unconventional work, directing and designing for a mix of 3D, VFX and experience design, including multi-touch, interactive and projection mapping. Its work appears in TVCs, art galleries, publications and even during concerts and other live events. Chris Vulpi and Oriol Puig, who co-founded Trizz in 2009, say they have identified inefficiencies in the VFX and post industry and applied a more streamlined, workable model to their business.

Red Studios Installs Maxx Digital Evo 6G Media Server

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:28 -- Nick Dager

HGST, a Western Digital company, and Maxx Digital have announced that Red Studios Hollywood has deployed the Maxx Digital Evo 6G 16-bay rack mount media server. The server is powered by 4TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 enterprise-class hard disk drives and configured with ATTO Raid controller to support capacity, bandwidth and performance needs for streaming and “screening” next-generation 4K, 5K and 6K high-resolution files.

Aframe Cloud Platform Speeds In the Flesh Workflow

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 12:56 -- Nick Dager

Aframe’s cloud video production platform helped Timeline TV in Media City to expedite production for the second series of BBC Three’s zombie drama In the Flesh, the company announced. By streamlining the Avid-centric workflow and eliminating a time-consuming transcoding step, Aframe helped Timeline TV make rushes ready for the edit, and make viewing copies available to clients and executives in less than five hours, instead of the usual 35 hours.

Rising to the Challenges of All is Lost

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 12:16 -- Nick Dager

Frank DeMarco’s most recent assignment, All is Lost, was an opportunity for the cinematographer to re-team with director J.C. Chandor and to work with a legendary actor, Robert Redford. DeMarco and Chandor had success with their previous project, Margin Call, which scored at the box office and earned Chandor an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay. Like Margin Call, All is Lost was reportedly made for less than $10 million.

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