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  • Editor Alan Edward Bell uses Fusion 9 on <I>Red Sparrow</I> May 24, 2018
    FREMONT, CA — Editor Alan Edward Bell recently used Blackmagic Design’s Fusion 9 Studio visual effects and motion graphics software during the editing the 20th Century Fox feature film Red Sparrow. The spy thriller stars Jennifer Lawrence as ballerina Dominika Egorova, who is recruited into Sparrow School, a secret Russian intelligence service. On the search for […]
  • Colorist Sam Daley joins Deluxe in NYC May 23, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY — Senior colorist Sam Daley has joined Deluxe’s post operations in New York, where he will lead final color finishing for feature films and television. He has been a fixture of the local post community for more than 20 years.
  • VFX executive Andrew Bell joins LA's Method May 23, 2018
    LOS ANGELES — Long-time VFX executive Andrew Bell has joined the leadership team of Method Studios’ advertising business. As senior EP/VP, advertising operations, he’ll work alongside Method LA’s commercials VFX senior EP/VP Stephanie Gilgar and digital studio head Jeff Werner to drive day-to-day operations in the LA studio, curate talent, and bring Method’s capabilities to […]
  • Silbersalz Film installs Cintel scanner May 23, 2018
    STUTTGART, GERMANY — Film production company Silbersalz Film has installed a Blackmagic Design ( Cintel Scanner in the heart of its new analog film processing laboratory. Silbersalz Film was founded by three cinematographers and specializes in creating tailor-made online campaigns for international brands.
  • Trick Digital relies on Fusion for <I>Last Movie Star</I> VFX May 22, 2018
    LOS ANGELES — Visual effects house Trick Digital ( used Blackmagic Design’s VFX and motion graphics software, Fusion Studio, recently on the new film The Last Movie Star. Starring Burt Reynolds,  The Last Movie Star follows an aging, former star as he faces the reality that his glory days are behind him. The feature also stars Ariel […]
  • AlphaDogs completes VFX for short film <I>Krieg</I> May 22, 2018
    BURBANK, CA — AlphaDogs ( recently completed work on the new WWII short film Krieg. Directed and produced by Jeff Fry,  Krieg follows the journey of a Waffen-SS officer, who chooses to do the right thing while serving on the wrong side of a world at war. His remorse for inaction in the face of murder compels […]
  • Dan Judy joins DigitalFilm Tree as senior colorist May 22, 2018
    LOS ANGELES — Post house and software development company DigitalFilm Tree ( has hired Dan Judy, who joins the studio as senior colorist. He is already working on the hit TV show Roseanne, as well as on the CW’s The 100 and Fox’s Last Man on Earth.
  • Framestore announces VFX promotions May 21, 2018
    LONDON — Framestore has promoted (L-R) Grant Walker and Ahmed Gharraph to joint heads of CG in their London facility. The two will sit alongside Ross Burgess, head of animation, in the leadership of the creative studio’s advertising, television and immersive entertainment work. 
  • Advance registration open for October's AES show in NYC May 21, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY — Advance registration is now open for this fall’s AES Convention in New York City. The 145th International AES Convention will take place from October 17th through 20th at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.
  • Music Video: Royce da 5’9" - <I>Caterpillar</I> May 21, 2018
    SANTA MONICA, CA — The VFX team at Timber ( helped create a vintage, grungy aesthetic for Royce da 5’9”’s new music video Caterpillar,which features both Eminem and King Green. The lyric-driven piece pays homage to old-school music videos, juxtaposing the artists over text and visuals that further amplify the track’s rappid-fire lyrics.

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  • PageRank Updated April 24, 2018
    A popular search engine developed by Google Inc. of Mountain View, Calif. uses PageRank.RTM. as a page-quality metric for efficiently guiding the processes of web crawling, index selection, and web page ranking. Generally, the PageRank technique computes and assigns a PageRank score to each web page it encounters on the web, wherein the PageRank score […]
  • 3 Ways Query Stream Ontologies Change Search March 5, 2018
    What are query stream ontologies, and how might they change search? Search engines trained us to use keywords when we searched – to try to guess what words or phrases might be the best ones to use to try to find something we are interested in. That we might have a situational or informational need […]
  • Related Questions are Joined by ‘People Also Search For’ Refinements; Now Using a Question Graph February 19, 2018
    I recently bought a lemon tree and wanted to learn how to care for it. I started asking about it at Google, which provided me with other questions and answers related to caring for a lemon tree. As I clicked upon some of those, others were revealed that gave me more information that was helpful. […]
  • Google’s Mobile Location History January 29, 2018
    If you use Google Maps to navigate from place to place, or if you have agreed to be a local guide for Google Maps, there is a chance that you have seen Google Mobile Location history information. There is a Google Account Help page about how to Manage or delete your Location History. The location […]
  • Does Google Use Latent Semantic Indexing? January 22, 2018
    There was a park in the town in Virginia where I used to live that had been a railroad track that was turned into a walking path. At one place near that track was a historic turntable where cargo trains might be unloaded so that they could be added to later trains or trains headed […]
  • Google Targeted Advertising, Part 1 January 20, 2018
    One of the inventors of the newly granted patent I am writing about was behind one of the most visited Google patents I’ve written about, from Ross Koningstein, which I posted about under the title, The Google Rank-Modifying Spammers Patent It described a social engineering approach to stop site owners from using spammy tactics to […]
  • Google Giving Less Weight to Reviews of Places You Stop Visiting? December 18, 2017
    I don’t consider myself paranoid, but after reading a lot of Google patents, I’ve been thinking of my phone as my Android tracking device. It’s looking like Google thinks of phones similarly; paying a lot of attention to things such as a person’s location history. After reading a recent patent, I’m fine with Google continuing […]
  • Semantic Keyword Research and Topic Models November 10, 2017
    I went to the Pubcon 2017 Conference this week in Las Vegas Nevada and gave a presentation about Semantic Search topics based upon white papers and patents from Google. My focus was on things such as Context Vectors and Phrase-Based Indexing. I promised in social media that I would post the presentation on my blog […]

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