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  • Editing HBO’s True Detective, Season 3 August 16, 2019
    The biggest challenge of my career was also my most rewarding experience. As the sole editor of all eight episodes of HBO’s True Detective, Season 3, I was given the responsibility of telling an extremely complex and intricately-plotted story. It was told from the point of view of a character in the early stages of dementia, […]
  • Title designer Nina Saxon celebrates 40 years in Hollywood August 15, 2019
    SANTA MONICA, CA — Artist Nina Saxon (http://www.ninasaxondesign.com/), specializing in main and end titles, title sequences, and animated motion graphics logos for major motion pictures, television movies and TV programs, as well as for entertainment production companies, is celebrating 40 years in Hollywood. Concurrently, her newest project — designing the film titles for the upcoming […]
  • Harbor expands in US and launches in UK August 15, 2019
    NEW YORK — Since its 2012 foundation in New York, Harbor (http://harborpicturecompany.com/) has been consolidating production and post production services under one roof to provide what it describes as an elevated creative experience. After establishing a solid reputation in the industry, with a focus on service, technical innovation and maintaining a collaborative culture, studio co-founder […]
  • Sound veterans form LA's The Audio Hive August 14, 2019
    LOS ANGELES, CA – The Audio Hive (http://theaudiohive.com/), founded by multi award-winning composer Cris Velasco (Bloodborne, Overwatch, Mass Effect 3) and CEO / composer Jose Varon, is a new globally focused full-service audio production company specializing in music, sound design, voice over and implementation for video games. With a combined experience of over 300 game […]
  • Stefano Campello promoted to mixer/sound designer at Heard City August 13, 2019
    NEW YORK CITY — Heard City (http://heardcity.com), the boutique audio post production company, has promoted Stefano Campello to mixer/sound designer at its New York City office. Campello joined Heard City in 2014 as an assistant mixer/sound designer and has contributed to a number of projects, including Leon Bridges' The River music video, the feature-length visual album by […]
  • FilmLight to host 'Colour On Stage' seminar at IBC2019 August 13, 2019
    AMSTERDAM — At this year’s IBC show, FilmLight (www.filmlight.ltd.uk) will host a the free two-day seminar series titled Colour On Stage. The event (September 14-15) will provide an opportunity for attendees to participate in live presentations and discussions with colorists and other creative professionals at the peak of their craft.
  • Roger & Big Machine announce merger August 12, 2019
    LOS ANGELES — Creative agency Roger (www.roger.tv) and full-service production company Big Machine announced a strategic merger that expands the creative capabilities for their respective agency, brand and entertainment clients. The LA-based studios will retain the Roger name and continue all operations at their newly-renovated facility in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. 
  • Steffen Wild to head Technicolor's virtual production dept. August 12, 2019
    LOS ANGELES — Technicolor (www.technicolor.com) has appointed Steffen Wild to head its virtual production department. He will partner with storytellers to bridge the gap between filmmakers and VFX throughout the production pipeline. The virtual production group will work both in-facility and on-location to deliver a fully integrated pipeline and shooting services with the flexibility of […]
  • Music Video: Ed Sheeran — <i>Cross Me</i> August 12, 2019
    LONDON — Riff Raff director Ryan Staake and The Moving Picture Company (www.moving-picture.com) worked in close collaboration to weave together the real world and a game-like fantasy for Ed Sheeran new music video. The Cross Me track features Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock. Inspired by the song’s lyrics, the video takes a mind-bending look into the […]
  • Blackmagic Design introduces Pocket Cinema Camera 6K August 9, 2019
    FREMONT, CA — Blackmagic Design (blackmagicdesign.com) has announced the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, a new handheld digital film camera with a full Super 35 size 6K HDR image sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, an EF lens mount and dual native ISO up to 25,600 for incredible low light performance. 

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  • Google Knowledge Graph Reconciliation August 5, 2019
    Exploring how Google’s knowledge graph works can provide some insights into how is growing and improving and may influence what we see on the web. A newly granted Google patent from the end of last month tells us about one way that Google is using to improve the amount of data that its knowledge graph […]
  • How would Google Answer Vague Questions in Queries? July 17, 2019
    “How Long is Harry Potter?” is asked in a diagram from a Google Patent. The answer to this vague question is unlikely to do with a length related to the fictional character but may have something to do with one of the best selling books or movies featuring Harry Potter. When questions are asked as […]
  • How Google May Handle Question Answering when Facts are Missing July 10, 2019
    I wrote about a similar patent in the post, Google Extracts Facts from the Web to Provide Fact Answers This one introduces itself with the following statement, indicating a problem that Google may have with answering questions from the facts it may collect from the Web to fill its knowledge graph: Embodiments relate to relational […]
  • Location Extensions Augmented Advertisements June 14, 2019
    Google Has Filed A Patent for Location Extensions to Geographical Paid Ads When a Google Patent uses the word “Content” they often mean advertisements, rather than just the content on a website. That was true when I wrote about a Google patent about combining advertisements and organic results in the post Google to Offer Combined […]
  • How Google May Rank Some Results based on Categorical Quality June 10, 2019
    A New Patent on Categorical Quality Some of the people who write patents for Google tend to stand out to me. One of those is Trystan Upstill. I noticed that he has published another one that looks really interesting, and worth reading. When I started following his patents, I read his doctoral thesis, Document ranking […]
  • Image Classification and Landmarks at Google May 20, 2019
    Image Classification in the past Back in 2008, I was writing about how a search engine might learn from photo databases like Flickr, and how people label images there in a post I wrote called, Community Tagging and Ranking in Images of Landmarks In another post that covers the Flickr image classification Landmark work, Faces […]
  • Context Clusters in Search Query Suggestions February 19, 2019
    unsplash-logoSaketh Garuda Context Clusters and Query Suggestions at Google A new patent application from Google tells us about how the search engine may use context to find query suggestions before a searcher has completed typing in a full query. Think of Google as a Decision Engine, focused upon bringing searchers more information about interests they […]
  • Universal Search Updated at Google January 4, 2019
    unsplash-logoTristan Colangelo Sura gave up on her debugging for the moment. ‘The word for all this is ‘mature programming environment.’ Basically, when hardware performance has been pushed to its final limit, and programmers have had several centuries to code, you reach a point where there is far more signicant code than can be rationalized. The […]

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