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New dedicated publication offers news, tools and tutorials for Macintosh professionals using Apple Motion software By noneDMO (Digital Media Online) has officially launched the Apple Motion Channel, the latest member of the DMN (Digital Media Net) portal of publications serving creative professionals. DMN now offers more than 60 online trade publications and newsletters, strengthening its position as the …

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Festival trailers & highlights now on iTunes By Gregg Schwenk The Slamdance Film Festival today announced that Apple is launching the «Slamdance Podcast» on iTunes. In a unique creative partnership, the video Podcast will include trailers and screening times for many of the festival’s films, as well as festival highlights, alumni updates and other unique …

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Continues its fourth consecutive year of support for Sundance as the official festival vehicle By Gregg Schwenk Volkswagen of America, Inc. continues its fourth consecutive year of support for Sundance as the official festival vehicle and one of four presenting sponsors of the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, taking place January 19-29, 2006. Showcasing the all-new …

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Awards for documentary and dramatic films in independent film and world cinema competitions By Gregg Schwenk The winners of the 2006 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prizes, World Cinema Jury Prizes, and Audience Awards were announced at the closing award ceremony in Park City, Utah. For the first time in the Festival’s history, both the …

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Alpha Dog by Nick Cassavetes as Closing Film By Keiko Beatie Amongst the delicate snow flakes of the ski town Park City, Sundance Film Festival opened on January 19, 2006 with the World Premiere of FRIENDS WITH MONEY, written and directed by Nicole Holofcener and starring an dynamic cast that includes Jennifer Aniston, Scott Caan, Joan Cusack, Catherine …

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Talking about the new version 2.0 By Charlie White On the heels of Adobe’s announcement and shipment of the new version 2.0 of Premiere Pro along with the other updated members of the Adobe Production Studio, Digital Media Net’s Charlie White talked with Giles Baker, Product Manager of Premiere Pro . In this wide-ranging exclusive interview, Baker explains some …

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Jamie Caliri’s artistry flies to top spot There were few outstanding commercials during this year’s Superbowl broadcast, but no one would contest that United Airline’s «Dragon» soars above them all.  The Fallon Agency (noted for its recent work on Sony‘s «Balls» spot) and Duck Studios (duckstudios.com) allowed Jamie Caliri the freedom to get this commercial into …

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Event at Sony’s Culver City lot attracts crowd of high-end animators Blur Studio created Kitty Hunting character to demo Face Robot capabilities Face Robot, the first new product introduced by Softimage in six years, was officially unveiled Thursday in Los Angeles. A crowd of several hundred professional animators and visual effects artists attended an evening event hosted by Softimage at the Sony Pictures …

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Annual awards ceremony is an intimate party for 1,600By Frank Moldstad Prior to the ceremony, there was a major schmoozefest. Every year since 1987, the camera lens has turned around to focus on cinematographers at the annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards ceremony. This year’s 20th anniversary event on Feb. 26 paid tribute to cinematographers …

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Paint, effects, animation and rotoscoping suite Summary: Studio Artist is unique in the worlds of graphics and motion graphics. It offers paint, rotoscoping, effectsprocessing and animation all in one package and with a level of depth you’d be crazy to expect in four separate applications, let alone one. The new 3.5 release expands the creative potential even further with new …

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