Sound & Picture http://soundandpicture.com Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:49:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Sonic Highways: Dave Grohl Crafts a Masterful Ode to America’s Musical History http://soundandpicture.com/2015/08/sonic-highways-dave-grohl-crafts-a-masterful-ode-to-americas-musical-history/ http://soundandpicture.com/2015/08/sonic-highways-dave-grohl-crafts-a-masterful-ode-to-americas-musical-history/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:59:03 +0000 http://soundandpicture.com/?p=40818 What’s the most rewarding way to learn about a city’s history and culture? Listen to its music, and talk to its musicians. This was Dave Grohl’s inspiration for the eighth Foo Fighters album, commemorating the Grammy-winning rock group’s 20th anniversary. In 2014, the band set out to explore the rich history of music across the [...]

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HPA Announces Winner of Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation http://soundandpicture.com/2015/08/hpa-announces-winner-of-judges-award-for-creativity-and-innovation/ http://soundandpicture.com/2015/08/hpa-announces-winner-of-judges-award-for-creativity-and-innovation/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:59:17 +0000 http://soundandpicture.com/?p=40812 Los Angeles, CA — The Hollywood Post Allianc® (HPA) – the organization serving the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content – has announced that ESPN has been named the recipient of [...]

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The Martian: First Look http://soundandpicture.com/2015/08/the-martian-first-look/ http://soundandpicture.com/2015/08/the-martian-first-look/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 01:01:56 +0000 http://soundandpicture.com/?p=40781 20th Century Fox unleashed a stellar new trailer for The Martian today, and it’s seriously out of this world. Directed by the legendary Ridley Scott and based on Andy Weir’s best-selling novel of the same name, the film is a spectacular tale of survival and ingenuity set on the unforgiving landscape of Mars. A catastrophic [...]

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ProductionHUB Launches 2015 IBCHUB http://soundandpicture.com/2015/08/productionhub-launches-ibchub-in-conjunction-with-the-2015-ibc-show/ http://soundandpicture.com/2015/08/productionhub-launches-ibchub-in-conjunction-with-the-2015-ibc-show/#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 22:57:22 +0000 http://soundandpicture.com/?p=40806 Orlando, FL – ProductionHUB has launched the 2015 IBCHUB, where the latest news and videos are dedicated to ‘all things IBC.’ ProductionHUB will also be on-location in Amsterdam covering the show and capturing interviews with a wide variety of leading exhibitors and speakers as part of the annual microsite which launched August 17th. ProductionHUB creates [...]

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SNL Film Unit DP Alex Buono and the Art of Visual Storytelling http://soundandpicture.com/2015/08/the-art-of-visual-storytelling-a-chat-with-snl-film-unit-cinematographer-alex-buono/ http://soundandpicture.com/2015/08/the-art-of-visual-storytelling-a-chat-with-snl-film-unit-cinematographer-alex-buono/#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 22:21:14 +0000 http://soundandpicture.com/?p=40733 When you really enjoy a film or a show, it can be difficult to explain why you connect with it so strongly. There’s just something about it that truly resonates with you, and you can’t get it out of your head. This is the magnetic, fascinating power of visual storytelling. Alex Buono took the time [...]

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Autodesk Revs Up Artist Workflows at SIGGRAPH 2015 http://soundandpicture.com/2015/08/autodesk-revs-up-artist-workflows-at-siggraph-2015/ http://soundandpicture.com/2015/08/autodesk-revs-up-artist-workflows-at-siggraph-2015/#comments Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:22:23 +0000 http://soundandpicture.com/?p=40714 At the SIGGRAPH 2015 Conference and Expo, being held August 11-13 in Los Angeles, CA, Autodesk announced the latest extension releases for its Maya 2016 and 3ds Max 2016 3D modeling, animation, VFX and rendering software, available to Autodesk Subscription customers beginning August 11 for 3ds Max and September 9 for Maya. Concurrently, the company [...]

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Video Devices Saves Your Video and Audio Files with FileSafe Version 1.4.4 http://soundandpicture.com/2015/08/video-devices-saves-your-video-and-audio-files-with-filesafe-version-1-4-4/ http://soundandpicture.com/2015/08/video-devices-saves-your-video-and-audio-files-with-filesafe-version-1-4-4/#comments Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:02:05 +0000 http://soundandpicture.com/?p=40711 Reedsburg, WI — Video Devices, a brand of video products developed by Sound Devices, LLC, expands its FileSafe™ feature with software update 1.4.4 to ensure that its customers’ files are secure. Video Devices newest PIX-E Series of recording field monitors are now equipped with FileSafe in its firmware. If drives are unintentionally removed or power [...]

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FuseFX Artists Garner Emmy Nominations for “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” and “American Horror Story” http://soundandpicture.com/2015/08/fusefx-artists-garner-emmy-nominations-for-marvels-agents-of-s-h-i-e-l-d-and-american-horror-story/ http://soundandpicture.com/2015/08/fusefx-artists-garner-emmy-nominations-for-marvels-agents-of-s-h-i-e-l-d-and-american-horror-story/#comments Tue, 11 Aug 2015 23:54:15 +0000 http://soundandpicture.com/?p=40704 Burbank, CA — Artists from FuseFX received two nominations in visual effects categories in the 67th Emmy® Awards. Visual Effects Supervisor Mark Kolpack, VFX Producer Tracy Takahashi, Compositing Supervisor Kevin Lingenfelser, CG Supervisor Matthew Von Brock, CG Lead Artist Mitch Gates, Lead Compositor Kevin Yuille and VFX Coordinator Briana Aeby are nominated for Outstanding Visual [...]

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Friend MTS to Launch Revolutionary New Content Protection Technology at IBC 2015 http://soundandpicture.com/2015/08/friend-mts-to-launch-revolutionary-new-content-protection-technology-at-ibc-2015/ http://soundandpicture.com/2015/08/friend-mts-to-launch-revolutionary-new-content-protection-technology-at-ibc-2015/#comments Tue, 11 Aug 2015 23:48:45 +0000 http://soundandpicture.com/?p=40698 London, UK – Friend MTS is ramping up the fight against video piracy with the launch of ASiD (Advanced Subscriber iDentification), a revolutionary new content protection service at IBC 2015. ASiD, which will be demonstrated on Friend MTS Stand 1.A44, is an ultra-lightweight subscriber identification technology that enables both traditional broadcasters and OTT providers to [...]

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Chaos Group Launches V-Ray for NUKE http://soundandpicture.com/2015/08/chaos-group-launches-v-ray-for-nuke/ http://soundandpicture.com/2015/08/chaos-group-launches-v-ray-for-nuke/#comments Tue, 11 Aug 2015 23:20:51 +0000 http://soundandpicture.com/?p=40692 Sofia, Bulgaria – Today, Chaos Group launches V-Ray for NUKE, a new approach to lighting and compositing that integrates production-quality ray traced rendering into NUKE, NUKEX, and NUKE STUDIO. Compositors can now take advantage of V-Ray’s lighting, shading and rendering tools inside NUKE’s node-based workflow. V-Ray for NUKE brings the same technology used on Game of Thrones, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and hundreds of other film, commercial and television projects to professional compositors. Built on the same adaptive rendering core as V-Ray’s industry-standard plugins [...]

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