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Technicolor Buys Toronto VFX Studio Mr. X

Technicolor is purchasing the Toronto VFX studio Mr. X, which it will operate alongside The Moving Picture Company (MPC) as a wholly owned subsidiary within Technicolor's Production Services Division, the company said today. MPC will remain as Technicolor's flagship VFX provider … more »

Richard Crudo Re-elected ASC President

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) announced that Richard Crudo, ASC, has been re-elected by the Board of Governors to serve his fifth term as president of the organization. Crudo, currently one of two series cinematographers on FX's Justified (with … more »

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Autodesk Buys Bitsquid Game Engine Creator

Autodesk said today that it had acquired Bitsquid, the Swedish creator of the Bitsquid 3D game engine. The acquisition firms up Autodesk's support for game development, setting the stage for the creation of a new Autodesk 3D game engine, but … more »

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Sound Devices Launches New Video Devices Brand

Acknowledging the increasing prominence of video products in its catalog, Sound Devices has created a new Video Devices brand for gear including, for now, the Pix series of camera- and rack-mounted video recorders. With the new brand comes a new … more »

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Vimeo Announces First Foray into Original Programming

Vimeo has struck a deal with the husband-and-wife team Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair to finance the next six episodes of their popular online comedy High Maintenance, the first original content project the video platform will make available later this … more »

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Prime Profile: Light Iron

From the day StudioDaily Prime Award winner Light Iron opened its doors in 2009, the post-production facility has been an unabashed trailblazer. The same can be said of its co-founder, Michael Cioni, whose prescient and clear vision of a file-based future … more »

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Todd-Soundelux Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection, Shuttering Hollywood and Santa Monica Locations

Todd-Soundelux has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Formerly known as CSS Studios, the holding company's brands include Todd-AO, Soundelux, and POP Sound. In bankruptcy papers filed in U.S. bankruptcy court in the Central District of California, the company estimated … more »

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MSE Becomes Exclusive Rep of Compact Polly Dolly

Matthews Studio Equipment said it will be the exclusive distributor of the Pollysystem Polly Dolly in the Americas and Asia. The compact camera dolly, which is designed for cameras ranging in weight from DSLRs to ARRI Alexas, debuted at NAB … more »

VFX Supervisor Everett Burrell Joins Shade VFX

Visual effects supervisor Everett Burrell has joined Shade VFX (Santa Monica, CA, and New York City). Formerly a VFX supervisor at Look Effects in Los Angeles, Burrell will work on feature and TV projects, reporting to company CEO Bryan Godwin. … more »

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VER Buys Pace, Rebrands Cinema Rental Companies as Cineverse

Los Angeles-based Video Equipment Rentals (VER) is buying Pace, the production technology company founded by cinematographer and technology designer Vince Pace, ASC. The expansion comes just six months after VER's purchase of Fletcher Camera & Lenses in Chicago and New … more »