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DreamWorks Animation Takes $57M Write-Down on 'Penguins of Madagascar'
 DreamWorks Animation Takes $57M Write-Down on 'Penguins of Madagascar'
DreamWorks Animation took a $57.1 million write-down primarily on the lackluster performance of Penguins of Madagascar as well as Mr. Peabody and Sherman, the beleaguered film studio announced Tuesday while posting less-than-expected quarterly financial results. The film studio run by CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg posted a loss of $3.08 per share in the fourth quarter while analysts predicted a loss of $3.01. Revenue was $234.2 million while analysts expected $246 million

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Sapphire 8
Sapphire 8
It is no surprise that Genarts Sapphire sparks hold top marks in the world of high end compositing and visual effects, especially among Autodesk Flame and Smoke artists. The newest version, Sapphire 8 offers some spectacular new possibilities to Adobe After Effects artists as well. Read More
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Kollaborate with others
Kollaborate with others
As more project managers start to move to working with remote teams (even just across town), it's up to them to find the best way to review the work that each team member has completed. In our line of work, animation & video needs to get approved asap so final renders can start their long render process. Kollaborate offers a cloud solution for review and approval of audio and video projects. Read More
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Patternodes for Mac
Patternodes for Mac
PatterNodes for Mac gets a new version that is stronger and easier to use. Designing patterns is fun, and with several different applications for the Mac, it is easy to find one, but PatterNodes allows for simple nodal creation of seamless tiles using procedural or bitmap images as inputs. Read More
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Oscars 2015: J.J. Abrams, Alfonso Cuarón and Chris Pine Announce 87th Annual Academy Awards Nominations!
 Oscars 2015: J.J. Abrams, Alfonso Cuarón and Chris Pine Announce 87th Annual Academy Awards Nominations!
The Oscars are just 38 days away! Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams, Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón and Into the Woods actor Chris Pine announced the nominees for the 87th Annual Academy Awards live from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif., Thursday. Joined by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the famous trio revealed which actors, animators, directors, screenwriters and more are being recognized this year.

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Kurt Cobain Doc 'Montage of Heck' Adds Rarities-Filled Companion Book
 Kurt Cobain Doc 'Montage of Heck' Adds Rarities-Filled Companion Book
Montage of Heck , the first fully authorized documentary about Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain , is set to air on HBO later this year. Along with the film, Insight Editions will publish a Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck companion book with a mixture of animation stills, rare photography and other treasures from Kurt Cobain's personal archive. Read More
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EnvoyPro EX drives from OWC
EnvoyPro EX drives from OWC
This year's International CES is complete with everything from toothbrushes to car parts, but we're interested in what might help us in professional production. Other World Computing is introducing yet another sexy new new drive. 1TB portable SSD USB 3.0 powered with 436MB/s read time. Read More
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Viper Pro drives from OWC
Viper Pro drives from OWC
This year's International CES is complete with everything from toothbrushes to car parts, but we're interested in what might help us in professional production. Other World Computing is introducing a new drive with up to 8TB capacity with an SSD RAID configuration that should help you in your evolving 4K production pipeline. Read More
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Drives for Doing: GTech's Rugged Drives
Drives for Doing: GTech's Rugged Drives
This year's International CES is complete with everything from toothbrushes to car parts, but we're interested in what might help us in professional production. G-Technology is introducing a new rugged drive that is small enough to bring to the to remote locations, but strong enough to withstand being out of the studio. Read More
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Next Limit
Next Limit
Earlier this fall, Next Limit introduced an update to RealFlow 2014, and introduced some new pricing for node locked or floating licenses. The RenderKit is free and will help you with your RealFlow work pipeline. The main thing to consider is that this isn't a connectivity plugin, RealFlow RenderKit works within your 3D app as a tool with four separate sub-categories (see below). It isn't standalone, nor is it RealFlow. Read More
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VideoCopilot Element 3D
VideoCopilot Element 3D
It's been about 2 years since VideoCopilot introduced the Element 3D plugin for After Effects. Now, Version 2 is out, delivering more control over the ability to integrate 3D models, textures, lights, and animation using many of the Adobe After Effects controls that you're already familiar with. Read More

Pano timer thingee
This is a cool little timer gizmo on a tripod.  It's only $30 for the mini tripod and spin timer that allows you to set up a really easy pano shotRead More
 
iOgrapher QuickFix for iPad Air2
If you're upgrading your iPad Air to the iPad Air 2, one of the things you may not hRead More
 
Boris FX / Imagineer Systems
If you're a member of our Digital Media Artists of Los Angeles (DMALA) group, you already know that Boris FX is one of our door prize sponsors.  YRead More
 
Fun now. Don`t have to wait for CES to end
Just for Fun Silly stuff at CES 2015 You know that there are bunch of products at CES 2015 that may not make it out in the real world, but are reaRead More
 
CES 2015: New Laptop
Laptops aren't really new, but Velocity Micro is introducing a series of laptops that are new u   Velocity Micro®, the premier builder of aRead More
 

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