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Taillight TV Launches Porchlight, A Turnkey Commercial Production Company - 11/22/13

Porchlight, a turnkey commercial production company dedicated to providing advertising agencies and brands with innovative spots and short-form content for broadcast and emerging media, has opened its doors in Nashville.  Headed by executive producer, Kristen Forrest, Porchlight has the benefit of getting its start as the in-house commercial division of Taillight TV, the long-form production company built upon the talent and reputation of its award-winning founder, Tom Forrest.  The new venture offers a roster of award-winning spot directors, and harnesses its parent company's full service approach to helming spots - from production through finishing.   The long-form p... Read Full Story

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Charged Studios Helps UPS Launch New Era With Stop Motion/Live-Action Spot - 02/10/12

New York: Ogilvy/NY looked to Charged Studios and director Adam Pierce to usher in a new age of package delivery for UPS.  Using a hybrid of live-action and stop-motion animation, the campaign promotes UPS’s new My Choice service, which provides customers with package information electronically, turning their old paper notices into a “dinosaur”…literally. The spot opens with a breeze from a kitchen window scattering a stack of UPS Info Notices on the counter top into the air.  Magically, they transform…landing as a mini origami T-Rex.  As the paper dinosaur explores his new world, contemporary gadgets and devices rain down on him.  The ... Read Full Story

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CRASH+SUES Colorist SUE Color Corrects 'Missoni for Target' - 10/04/11

  Minneapolis: Peterson Milla Hooks/Minneapolis (PMH) capped a colorful history of commercial work for Target with a grand finale, a vibrant and engagingly stylish spot, "Missoni," announcing the launch of the Missoni for Target line.  SUE at CRASH+SUES once again brought her artistry and technical expertise to creating the color-driven imagery that has been the signature of PMH’s highly successful campaign for the national retailer. Budget-conscience fashion-istas responded to the :30 spot’s message in record numbers, buying out all of the limited-time designer Target collection in less than two days, and crashing the retailer’s new website. The PMH’s ... Read Full Story

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Travelers Insurance Dog Finds Peace of Mind with CG Help from motion504 - 08/31/11

Chopper, the lovable-but-anxious dog who goes to great lengths to protect his prized bone, makes a comeback in a new campaign for Travelers Insurance with CG help from broadcast design & animation company motion504.   Created by ad agency Fallon, the four spots, "Cat Burglar," "Stolen Bone," "Puppy Love," and "Soapbox Car," follow a similar theme as Chopper frets about guarding his bone until peace-of-mind comes in the form of the Travelers red umbrella.   To view the "Cat Burglar" and "Stolen Bone," please visit: http://motion504.com/work/travelers/    "After shooting four commercials for Travelers, and with little time to finish, I looked to mot... Read Full Story

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CHARGED STUDIOS' Animated Film, FALLING UP Honored by Brooklyn Film Festival - 06/22/11

                                                                Charged Studios' team at the Brooklyn Film Festival event on June 12th:                                      (left to right) Adam Miller, DP, Djuna Wahlrab, Director, Adam Pierce, EP, Will Pike, Pro... Read Full Story

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Artistic Image Sweeps 2011 Telly’s 6 Awards For 3D/FX -Top Honors for Ferrarri - 06/17/11

Artistic Image, (AI) the multi award-winning full-service creative/production/CGI company, swept the Telly Awards for the third consecutive year, garnering six awards in the 3D + Graphics Category for a mix of innovate design-driven work. Partner and director of animation + design Ed Dye helmed each project, raising the creative bar with AI’s seamless concept-through-completion collaborative approach, which tapped into the company’s full scope of design, CGI, 3D modeling, animation, live-action production, editing, compositing and color correction services.The Atlanta-based firm took home top honors for its photorealistic animated/CGI multi-screen series of short films for Fer... Read Full Story

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Wild(child) Editor Yvette Pineyro Cuts Givenchy’s ‘Play,’ A Romantic Escapade - 05/31/11

Wild(child) Editor Yvette Pineyro Cuts Givenchy’s  ‘Play,’ A Romantic Escapad Featuring Justin Timberlake, Filmed In The City Of Light   Pineyro Cuts Movie Director Pierre Morel’s Film Noir Footage Of Paris, Giving Form + Continuity To The Global HD Spot, Which Earned Her A Nod From The AICE In The Fashion + Beauty Category   New York: Wild(child) Editorial principal Yvette Pineyro recently cut ‘Play,’ a  film noir-stye spot featuring Justin Timberlake in a romantic mélange of intrigue and stunning imagery heralding the launch of Givenchy’s new fragrance. The award-winning editor, who recently received a nod fro... Read Full Story

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Editor Diego Panich, Wild(child) NY, Cuts Global Lipton Tea Global Campaign - 05/10/11

New York: Editor Diego Panich, represented in US major markets by Wild(child) NY,  was recently called upon to lend his talents to  ‘Join The Dance,’ a global spot for Lipton Ice Tea featuring its dancing spokesperson, actor Hugh Jackman and a cast of over 150. The commercial for DDB/London  was shot by acclaimed director Luciano Podcaminsky, (@Radical/Stink, NY) who filmed it on the world-famous beaches and streets of charming villages of Montevideo and Punta del Este, Uruguay. Panich, an award-winning international editor, met the task of creating a pace and tone that heightens the impact of the commercial with his masterful fusion of a spe... Read Full Story

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CHARGED Produces A High-Impact Spot For The Brady Campaign Targeting Gun Control - 05/12/11

New York: A new 30-second spot for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, produced by Charged Studios, challenges the phrase “Guns don’t kill people, people do.” Delivering a no-holds-barred message against those slippery semantics, the spot asserts a strong opening argument: “A magazine that allows a gun to fire 32 shots in 16 seconds is only good for one thing: killing a lot of people – fast." Charged Studios’ team took the spot from script to final ad in five-days. They designed and built the set in studio and worked as a collaborative unit to meet the tight deadline and still deliver an innovative, compelling spot. The commercial features a m... Read Full Story

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Artistic Image Creates Living Art For A Busy World In A High Def Live-Action - 04/06/11

Atlanta, April 6th:  It’s the little moments in a day that make up a grand life, but when you stop to think about it, a day is made up of 86,400 moments – and that’s a lot of living to do. Coca-Cola needed a spot that conveyed the message that in this hectic world, illy brand coffee-flavoured energy drink is a great way to get a boost. Artistic Image (AI), the hybrid design, VFX, production and editorial company, took that ‘on the go’ idea and ran with it, creating the a captivating concept and taking it to completion to deliver a commercial with a fast-paced, urban contemporary feel tailored to the product’s target market.Initially, AI was called ... Read Full Story

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Charged Studios Produces A Compelling Spot Supporting A Woman's Right To Choose - 04/03/11

Charged Studios, the award-winning production company, met the challenge of creating an attention-getting national TV spot for MoveOn.org, and turning it around in time to make waves in the middle of a current national political debate.  Working on a tight schedule, their team took the live-action national commercial,  "We Won't Go Back," from script through the design, set construction and production in 36 hours, accommodating the limited availability of star talent with a shoot in LA the next day.  The one-stop New York-based company then edited, color corrected and created original music for the spot, and delivered it a day later, allowing national media outlets, in... Read Full Story

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Artistic Image Creates A Design-Driven Graphic Package For The 2011 Oscars - 03/09/11

Atlanta: Artistic Image, which garnered top honors at the Telly Awards for the design-driven Oscar packages they produced for TNT-LA in 2009 and 2010, recently completed three graphic packages for The 83rd Annual Academy Awards. AI tapped into its full roster of high-end services - from production to 3D modeling, animation, editing, compositing and color correction – to execute their complex concept, which took three-months to complete. The Atlanta-based company’s collaborative team of multi-disciplined talent was tasked with the challenge of bringing a first-person, 3D feel to this year’s campaign, while still maintaining the classic ‘Oscar look’ that has... Read Full Story

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Michael Victor Takes PLAY To Next Level With New Live-Action Production Division - 03/04/11

Hollywood: PLAY, the award-winning creative on-air editorial house dedicated to the craft of creating promos, has launched a live-action production division. Michael Victor, founder of the five-year old Hollywood-based company, has announced the addition of full-blown creative shoot capabilities tailored to provide networks working with very limited promos budgets (that traditionally dictate a design/FX-driven approach) with an affordable alternative that takes their spots to the next level.  Known for its bold artistic aesthetic and seamless integration of creative, graphics, editorial, music, audio and HD finishing services, PLAY has established itself as the go-to company for c... Read Full Story

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One Fine Day Designs Eloquent Video Sequences For National Museum - 02/12/11

NEW YORK, NY -- The much anticipated opening of the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, which the New York Times recently noted ''sheer ambition gives the museum immediate importance,'' features two powerful feature video sequences designed by One Fine Day, the six-year-old design/visual effects studio led by Creative Directors Nathalie de La Gorce, Chris Haak and Executive Producer Tom Bayer. EMMY-Winning filmmaker David Grubin directed both videos. For de la Gorce, who led the One Fine Day creative team for this pro-bono project, the intricately designed 2-plus-minute sequence entitled “Purim” that is part of the exhibit looking at the American Jewish... Read Full Story

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Artistic Image Revs The Imagination For Ferrari With A Series Of Animated Videos - 02/11/11

  Artistic Image Revs The Imagination For Ferrari With A Series Of Animated Videos Created For  The Ferrari Museum At Ferrari World, The Automaker's   Exhibit At Dubai’s New High-End Theme Park Artistic Image, the multi award-winning CGI, animation, live-action house, has built a world-class reputation as the creative resource for bold, innovative spots and video content for the auto industry. Recently, Ferrari tapped the Atlanta-based company’s talent to create an animated video to showcase in a permanent installation at The Ferrari Museum, part of Ferrari World, the auto company’s expansive exhibit at Dubailand, the high-end, billion dollar... Read Full Story

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Prime Focus to open state-of-the-art New York facility - 02/01/11

Prime Focus to open state-of-the-art New York facility New facility marks major expansion and renewed focus on New York advertising and broadcast markets   New York, NY, January 31, 2011 – Prime Focus, the global visual entertainment services company, has announced plans to create a cutting edge new visual effects and post production facility in the West Village, New York City. The opening of the 13,300 sq ft studio at 345 Hudson Street, slated for early summer 2011, marks a major expansion of Prime Focus’ presence on the East Coast, and signals a renewed focus on the New York advertising, broadcast, content services and feature film markets.   The Hudson Street... Read Full Story

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CRASH+SUES TAKES THE COLORS OF CHRISTMAS TO THE NEXT LEVEL FOR BEST BUY - 12/20/10

                         The Award-Winning Creative Post House’s Recent Upgrade Of Its Color Services With The                                                   New Digital Vision-Based Color Suite - And The Experience + Skill Of                 ... Read Full Story

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Studio 108 Collaborates On An Innovative Cross-Platform Campaign For Childsavers - 11/23/10

                                                          The Four Spots Integrate A  Seamless Bridge        From a Tradition Broadcast Commercial To A Web Spot That delivers A Long-Form Documentary-Style Story Recently Studio 108, the full-service production, editorial, and audio company, joined forces with Burford Advertising to create and inventive series of two-part... Read Full Story

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Prime Focus Contributes Spectacular Visual Effects to TRON: Legacy - 01/18/11

Prime Focus Contributes Spectacular Visual Effects to TRON: Legacy   Vancouver, BC, Canada, January 18, 2010—Global visual entertainment services group Prime Focus has contributed more than 120 visual effects shots to the much-anticipated Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures stereoscopic release TRON: Legacy.  The film, which is directed by Joseph Kosinski and stars Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde, hit theaters on December 17, 2010.   TRON: Legacy tells the story of Sam Flynn (Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Bridges); a man once known as the world's leading video game developer. Wh... Read Full Story

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DANCING DIABLO/NY Founder Beatriz Ramos Expands Their Capabilities - 10/22/10

 New York: Dancing Diablo, the animation, production, and visual FX boutique, marked its eighth anniversary with the launch of a full-service live-action production division - and the expansion of its infrastructure, to create a seamless environment that guides each project from conceptual development through production, animation, and postproduction.  Launched by award-winning artist/director Beatriz Helena Ramos, the DUMBO-based studio has evolved from its roots as a boutique known for its edgy, out-of-the-box animation, into a mature one-stop creative resource skilled at a wide range of styles -- from traditional and classic to cutting-edge and experimental. The full-scale p... Read Full Story

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Artistic Image Scores A TELLY For TNT/LA Movie Club Package - 07/13/10

VAtlanta:  Artistic Image co-founder Ken Soons recently directed and edited two shoots containing packaging of more than 250 promos, bumps, opens and How-Did-They-Do-That segments for TNT Latin America’s new wrap around show, TNT Movie Club. The campaign, which was created for South America, recently garners a Bronze Award for ‘Entertainment’ at the 2010 Telly’s. "Each shoot contains an enormous amount of material, with packaging for 12 movies with 15 to 20 promos, bumps and informational features for each film, which were shot twice - once for the program's Spanish broadcast and then again for the Portuguese market," says Soons.  "The level of collabora... Read Full Story

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INTAKE STUDIO/WICHITA TAKES LAUNCH OF ITS KANSAS CITY DIVISION TO THE NEXT LEVEL - 10/04/10

INTAKE STUDIO/WICHITA TAKES THE RECENT LAUNCH OF ITS KANSAS CITY DIVISION TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH A MOVE TO LARGER SPACE AND THE SIGNING OF A TOP-TIER TALENT ROSTER Motion Graphic Artist Brian Simpson in  Intake Studio's new Kansas City-basedone-stop design, production, VFX, animation, editorial boutiqueKansas City: Intake Studio, the multi award-winning Wichita-based boutique specializing in the TV commercial arena, began testing the waters in Kansas City with the launch of a satellite office late last year.  The feedback that the annex has attracted confirmed that the division has found a niche in the Kansas City advertising community, so Intake president, Troy Lott decided it... Read Full Story

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Power Creative: Company Reboot - 09/30/10

One of the things you’ll see when you visit our website, is that we’re continually evolving to meet emerging marketing needs with departments like Digital Marketing and CGI (3D). Now, we’re even better positioned to deliver the right answers to your challenges, while providing the same personable service you’ve come to know. This new update reflects our evolution and we invite you to visit the site and explore!Our CGI reel is also updated, so check it out and let us know what you think.  We hope it'll surprise you to see we're in Louisville, KY.http://www.powercreative.com/rebootnow Read Full Story

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Intake Studio Blurs The Lines Between A 3D World + Reality For Golf Warehouse - 09/01/10

WICHITA, KS  – Intake Studio, the visual effect, animation, production and editorial boutique, was chosen by Armstrong Shank to produce, shoot, create visual effects, edit and composite a nation television campaign entitled 'My World' for The Golf Warehouse and its specialty website, BaseballSavings.com. The advertising agency's collaborated with Intake Studio on eight FX-driven spots promoting the online catalog retailer’s equipment, apparel and accessories, which utilized a fusion of cutting-edge production and visual effect technology to bring home the client’s message. Troy Lott, president of Intake Studio, and the commercial production company&rsquo... Read Full Story

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Royale Celebrates 3rd Anniversary - 08/24/10

Studio Stays On Top with Global Multimedia Work & Thriving Client Partnerships   Motion design & production studio Royale is excited to celebrate its third anniversary this summer. Founded in Los Angeles in 2007 by Partners Brien Holman, Jayson Whitmore, and Jen Lucero, Royale has created world-class, original content for commercials, music videos, multimedia, and broadcast design, as well as graphics packages for live environments. The studio’s ongoing success is bolstered by its ability to listen and collaborate wholeheartedly, to bring a healthy dose of inspiration and humor, and to integrate artistry, design and production into its projects. To view Royale&rsquo... Read Full Story

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BIGSMACK Boosts Science Channel’s New Show 'Large Dangerous Rocket Ships' - 08/10/10

Nothing says ‘guy-fun’ like rocket science and the possibility of things blowing up. Those two elements are conveniently combined in Science Channel’s new show 'Large, Dangerous Rocket Ships.' Ahead of its July 5 premiere, BIGSMACK, the live action/design studio led by Creative Director Andy Hann, created promo spots (:30 and :60), and a comprehensive toolkit for Science Channel producers for use in future teasers, bumpers, promos and more.Part reality show, part competition, Large, Dangerous Rocket Ships centers on rocket enthusiasts from around the country who gather every year in Lucerne Valley, CA for the ultimate event in competitive rocketry. Contestants launch hom... Read Full Story

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The Core Unleashes Lego World Cup Fury - 08/02/10

The Core has created an original spec spot for Lego, which inspired by the high-octane energy of the World Cup. The studio recently won a Telly Award for its large-scale, outdoor branding work for Yahoo!, which appeared on the Walgreens building in New York’s Times Square. http://www.thecore.la/legoworldcup/ Lego was a project to show off The Core’s full range of capabilities as a creative production studio. Impressive modeling, well-executed animation and gorgeous renders set to an over-the-top audio score are perfectly in tune with the fun and excitement that was experienced during the World Cup. “We want our clients and potential clients to experience quality 3D c... Read Full Story

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TracyLocke's Green Label Art Campaign Unites P-Rod, Pendleton & Shilo - 06/30/10

NEW YORK and LA JOLLA, CA.-(June 30, 2010)-The filmmakers from U.S. creative production company Shilo (www.shilo.tv) are very proud to announce their role in producing an engaging new broadcast/web spot for Mountain Dew's new Green Label Art Shop Series campaign.  This project was directed by Shilo's Evan Dennis, who worked in close collaboration with creative director David Hohman, art director Campbell Hooper and their colleagues from integrated marketing agency TracyLocke to create compelling content authentically supporting Mountain Dew's innovative campaign and the all-star talents assembled. The :30 broadcast/web spot promotes Mountain Dew's new signature product design ... Read Full Story

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Dallas Animation Conference - Industry Giants June 12th & 13th - 06/06/10

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – A Bunch of Short Guys, in association with The Guildhall at SMU and the Texas Film Commission, are proud to present to you with the golden opportunity of this year’s Industry Giants 2010: Creative Alchemy, the Visual Effects, Animation and Game Forum. The two day conference features Weta Digital 3D Special Effects Supervisor, Guy Williams, with a presentation “The making of the film Avatar and Creating the World and Characters of Pandora”, along with many other presentations from creative professionals around the world. The ninth annual event takes place Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13, 2010 at the Hughes-Trigg Student Center of ... Read Full Story

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Prime Focus Completes Post Production on ‘America The Story of Us' - 04/23/10

(April 23, 2010) – Global visual entertainment services group Prime Focus has teamed up with TV production company Nutopia and the History Channel to post an epic 12-part series titled “America The Story of Us,” an overview of American History from the pilgrims to President Obama. The series is being described as the first comprehensive television history of the country since Alistair Cooke’s 1972 series “America: A Personal History of the United States.” The first episode which airs on Sunday, April 25 in the US will be introduced by President Obama who will tell viewers that an examination of the turning points in the nation’s history “rem... Read Full Story

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Digital Domain Brings Samsung’s 3D TV to Life in Stereoscopic 3D Ad Campaign - 04/06/10

-- Leverages The Company’s High-End Proprietary S3D Pipeline Developed on Major Motion Pictures and Applies it to Commercial Production --   Digital production studio Digital Domain was tapped by Leo Burnett to bring the wondrous world of the Samsung 3D LED TV to life in a new stereoscopic 3D (S3D) advertising campaign for cinema and point-of-purchase, with 2D versions of the spots airing on TV. Digital Domain provided on-set S3D VFX supervision, working closely with directing duo TWiN of production company Rabbit and DP Mauro Fiore. The ads, part of Samsung’s “Dedicated to Wonder” marketing campaign and the first 3D cinema spots ever created for a consumer ... Read Full Story

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Custom Film Effects Helps Transport “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” From Page to Screen - 03/23/10

Animators Combine Traditional and CG Techniques to Give Movement to Iconic Drawings Custom Film Effects, a long-time provider of visual effects services for feature films, handled all of the visual effects and animation work for "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," a mostly live-action adaptation of the first book in Jeff Kinney's illustrated kids' novel series. 20th Century Fox released the film, which opened March 19th. Image Courtesy of Custom Film Effects and 20th Century Fox To create the movie's 200 visual effects and animation shots, CFE Visual Effects Supervisor Mark Dornfeld (also the company's founder) supervised on set in Vancouver, and brought the film's Animation Supervisor, Mike Mu... Read Full Story

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Method Studios Hires Patrick Davenport as VP Operations - 03/09/10

-- VFX veteran formerly executive producer at Image Metrics and Digital Domain -- Santa Monica, CA – March 9, 2010 – Visual effects company Method Studios announced today that it has brought VFX veteran Patrick Davenport on board as Vice President of Operations at its Santa Monica location, where he will be responsible for overseeing Method’s facilities in both Los Angeles and New York. “There is a lot happening at Method right now, and we are thrilled to have Patrick join our team to help steer new initiatives,” commented Gabby Gourrier, Senior Executive Producer, Method. “Having produced visual effects for both commercials and features, Patrick ha... Read Full Story

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Prime Focus Handles DI for “Sympathy for Delicious” - 01/22/10

Feature to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival; Nominated for Grand Jury PrizePrime Focus, a global visual entertainment services group, has completed digital intermediate work on “Sympathy For Delicious,” the highly-anticipated directorial debut from actor Mark Ruffalo. Featuring a star-studded cast including Orlando Bloom, Juliette Lewis, Laura Linney, Ruffalo and writer/producer Chris Thornton, the film makes its world premiere January 23 at the Sundance Film Festival, where it is nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. The film follows wheelchair bound DJ “Delicious” D (Thornton) as he fights to survive life on the mean streets of LA, makes his entrée into the world... Read Full Story

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FUEL TV Commissions Royale For Adam Haynes Signature Series ID #24 - 01/13/10

Los Angeles, CA – (January 13, 2010) -- FUEL TV commissioned motion design and production studio Royale to collaborate with commercial and fine artist Adam Haynes to create the latest station ID for the network’s popular Signature Series. Royale&Haynes delivered ID #24 of the ongoing series, which is slated to culminate into one hundred unique installments. Created as a way for athletes&artists to inspire the action sports culture, FUEL TV’s Signature Series was itself inspired by the concept of signature series deck designs popular in skateboard culture. For ID #24, FUEL TV tasked Royale to animate illustrations by the Oregon-based artist Haynes, who is also renowned in the acti... Read Full Story

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Royale & RC Design Federation Create Space Oddity with David Bowie Installation - 12/03/09

Design Collaboration for "Rock ‘n’ Platinum Showcase" Intersects Motion&Spatial DesignLos Angeles, CA – (December 3, 2009) – Motion design&production house Royale and Designer Rogerio Carvalheiro, Principal of RC Design Federation, recently joined forces to create a David Bowie-inspired multi-media installation for “Rock ‘n’ Platinum: A Designer Showcase That Interprets Music Through Design.” The showcase was commissioned to introduce Lofts @ Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles -- the latest mixed-use development by eco-real-estate developers REthink. The development and its event pay tribute to the loft’s historic namesake and grounds where countless music icons including David Bowie, Fr... Read Full Story

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Weareflink Adopts Prime Focus Software’s Krakatoa on CCTV ‘Ink’ - 12/02/09

High-Volume Particle Renderer Helps Animate Paint Brush Strokes for Ambitious TVC via Chinese Advertising Agency MMIA Motion design studio weareflink opened its doors in Hamburg, Germany in spring 2009. The company’s founders, Executive Producer Andreas Lampe and Director/Motion Designer Niko Tziopanos, bring an impressive design pedigree to the fledgling shop, with a reel that showcases an ability to blend live-action and CG, and a unique specialty animating liquid ink. Through its Paris-based production company Troublemakers.tv, which represents weareflink for the French market, weareflink caught the eye of Chinese ad agency MMIA, which was lo... Read Full Story

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Troika Design Group Teams Up with CableVision Networks MSG and MSG Varsity - 12/02/09

Troika Design Group, a strategic branding and design agency for sports, media and entertainment companies, has been tapped by Cablevision properties MSG Network and newly launched MSG Varsity, to elevate the brand identities of these two networks. Troika developed game packages for sports broadcasts of the NHL’s New York Rangers and the NBA’s New York Knicks games, and was hired to kick off MSG Varsity, Cablevision’s new 24/7 television network dedicated to everything high school. Troika gave MSG Varsity a full-scale on-air brand identity and show packages for seven original MSG Varsity series. MSG and MSG Varsity unveiled their new looks this September.“By investing ti... Read Full Story

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Brickyard VFX Lends a Hand to Sprint for “Pass the Pixi” - 12/01/09

Artist owned and operated, bi-coastal effects boutique Brickyard VFX recently completed compositing, color grading, and CG work on a new spot for Sprint’s webOS Palm Pixi – a smartphone that falls squarely into the ‘for fun’ camp. Titled “Pass the Pixi,” the spot was directed by the Snorri Brothers of The Cartel for agency Modernista! and first aired November 17 in North America.  Set to Passion Pit’s “Little Secrets” track, the spot sets a sunny, high-energy vibe where the Pixi is the center of the social universe.  The sleek device holds center screen throughout and is shot from the user’s perspective, instantly changing its function and look to ser... Read Full Story

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Prime Focus VFX Adds Sparkle to ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ - 11/19/09

Contributes 175 Shots to Chris Weitz-Directed Follow-Up to Hugely Successful ‘Twilight’ Film Prime Focus VFX, formerly Frantic Films VFX, has completed 175 visual effects shots for the Summit Entertainment release, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" directed by Chris Weitz. Prime Focus contributed a majority of the film’s most frequently featured visual effects, including CG water, atmospherics, CG matte painting and environment work, and the “Diamond Skin” effect on Edward and the other vampire characters. “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” is based on the popular series of novels by Stephenie Meyer. The film stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner and hits theaters Nov.... Read Full Story