Archive for August 21st, 2009

Prime Focus VFX Helps Elevate ‘G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra’

frantic_gijoe_nanocloud.jpgContributes 124-Shots, Including Building Complex Nanomite Animation Pipeline and Orchestrating Finale Aerial Sequence

Prime Focus VFX—formerly Frantic Films VFX—announced that it has contributed 124 visual effects shots for the Stephen Sommers-directed movie “G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra� from Paramount Pictures. Prime Focus’ Los Angeles, Winnipeg and Vancouver visual effects studios most notably provided expertise in previz, digital environments, fluid simulation and high-volume particle rendering for the movie’s action-packed finale sequence involving a complicated aerial scene. “G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra� starring Channing Tatum (Duke), Sienna Miller (Baroness) Marlon Wayans (Ripcord), and Rachel Nichols (Scarlett) premiered in theaters on August 7, 2009. more

Cut + Run’s Andy McGraw Travels to Shanghai for Anta “Deuce”

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Andy McGraw was offered a sporting chance and victoriously delivered a complex edit for this new ANTA Sport commercial directed by David Edwards of HANraHAN for JWT Shanghai.

The commercial features a stylized match between two top world ranked female tennis players. It was shot on two continents; in Malaga, Spain where Jelena Jancovic was playing in a tournament and Beijing, China where Zheng Jie was busy training. In Shanghai Andy McGraw then united the players via the magic of editing, with post and effects created and applied in Hong Kong. more

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Maier Steps Up to the Mic

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Blue Microphones hires industry veteran John Maier to lead expansion

Blue Microphones, a leading innovator in microphone technology and design, has hired industry veteran John Maier as Chief Executive Officer. Maier makes the move after nearly 7 years as CEO of TC Group Americas, working with such brands as Tannoy, TC Electronic, Lab.gruppen, TC-Helicon, Dynaudio Acoustics and Linn Electronics. more

Bright Systems Appoints New Manager for Worldwide Technical Services Group

Reno, USA, August 20, 2009, www.4bright.com: Bright Systems, Inc., developer of disk recording and data infrastructure technology, has announced that Roger Beck, former EMEA Senior Systems Engineer at Bright, has been promoted to the position of Worldwide Manager, Technical Services Group (TSG). The move marks the beginning of a restructuring of services in response to growth in global sales activities and the subsequent need for a strengthened and more cohesive technical services framework. more

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