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  • Achieve Programme offers mentorship to women in VFX & animation January 18, 2018
    LONDON – Animated Women UK, the organization supporting women in the UK’s VFX and animation industries, has announced that its Achieve Programme is now open for entries. The Achieve Programme, which debuted in 2017, focuses on supporting women in the VFX and animation industries to achieve their potential.
  • Canon to host 'Creative Studio' at Sundance January 17, 2018
    PARK CITY, UT — During the Sundance Film Festival, Canon will host an open house, as well as present a number of sessions and panels, all via the Canon Creative Studio. Designed to be a hub for filmmakers, the Canon Creative Studio is a place for hands-on experimentation with Canon equipment and thought-provoking conversations with […]
  • Wax enters partnership with UK's The Quarry January 16, 2018
    LONDON — Editorial companies Wax and The Quarry have entered into a collaboration in which The Quarry’s editors will now have a presence in the US market. Wax is a boutique post production shop with offices in New York City and Boston, while The Quarry is based in London. The Wax/The Quarry team also have […]
  • VES announces nominees for 16th annual awards January 16, 2018
    LOS ANGELES — The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced the nominees for the 16th Annual VES Awards, the yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games. Blade Runner 2049 and War for the Planet of the Apes tie for the most feature film nominations, […]
  • Rodeo FX completes 96 shots for new <I>Jumanji</I> film January 15, 2018
    MONTREAL – Visual effects studio Rodeo FX (www.rodeofx.com) created 96 shots for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, including some of the most iconic creatures featured in the movie. The sequel to the 1995 family classic takes the story of a board game that’s come to life and brings it to the digital age by transforming a […]
  • Cinesite completes 800+ shots for <I>The Commuter</I> January 15, 2018
    MONTREAL – Cinesite completed more than 800 shots for StudioCanal and Lionsgate’s new film The Commuter. The feature follows Michael (Liam Neeson), an ordinary businessman on his daily commute home – a commute that becomes anything but routine as he is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that has life and death consequences.
  • Uppercut adds to editorial roster January 11, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY — Creative editorial shop Uppercut has added added editor Paul La Calandra to its roster. He joins the studio from Whitehouse Post, where he spent over five years cutting spots for top brands that include BMW, Samsung, Nike, GM and Adidas. 
  • Atlanta's Utoka adds motion designer Charlie Erholm January 11, 2018
    ATLANTA — Motion designer Charlie Erholm has joined Utoka (www.utoka.co), the creative agancy that was recently launched by CCO Ed Dye. Utoka is a design-driven boutique that takes a collaborative approach to developing visual identity-driven brand strategies and concepts with deliverables across multiple platforms.
  • Nominees announced for 32nd Annual ASC Awards January 10, 2018
    LOS ANGELES — The American Society of Cinematographers (www.theasc.com) recently announced the nominees in all categories for the 32nd Annual ASC Awards. Winners will be revealed at the organization’s February 17th ceremony, which will be emceed this year by Ben Mankiewicz, a longtime host on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). The event will be held at […]
  • 2017 BAFTA nominations announced January 9, 2018
    LONDON — Nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) were recently announced. The awards will be presented on February 18th at Royal Albert Hall in London and will honor the best national (UK) and foreign films.

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  • 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 […]
  • Does Tomorrow Deliver Topical Search Results at Google? October 13, 2017
    At one point in time, search engines such as Google learned about topics on the Web from sources such as Yahoo! and the Open Directory Project, which provided categories of sites, within directories that people could skim through to find something that they might be interested in. Those listings of categories included hierarchical topics and […]
  • Using Ngram Phrase Models to Generate Site Quality Scores September 22, 2017
    Navneet Panda, whom the Google Panda update is named after, has co-invented a new patent that focuses on site quality scores. It’s worth studying to understand how it determines the quality of sites. Back in 2013, I wrote the post Google Scoring Gibberish Content to Demote Pages in Rankings, about Google using ngrams from sites […]
  • Google’s Project Jacquard: Textile-Based Device Controls September 14, 2017
    I remember my father building some innovative plastics blow molding machines where he added a central processing control device to the machines so that all adjustable controls could be changed from one place. He would have loved seeing what is going on at Google these days, and the hardware that they are working on developing, […]
  • Citations behind the Google Brain Word Vector Approach September 1, 2017
    In October of 2015, a new algorithm was announced by members of the Google Brain team, described in this post from Search Engine Land – Meet RankBrain: The Artificial Intelligence That’s Now Processing Google Search Results One of the Google Brain team members who gave Bloomberg News a long interview on Rankbrain, Gregory S. Corrado […]
  • Personalizing Search Results at Google August 16, 2017
    One thing most SEOs are aware of is that search results at Google are sometimes personalized for searchers; but it’s not something that I’ve seen too much written about. So when I came across a patent that is about personalizing search results, I wanted to dig in, and see if it could give us more […]
  • Learn SEO Through Forums June 30, 2017
    I had someone who was reading my previous entries in my Learning SEO series ask about using forums to learn SEO. I promised that I would write a post about the value of forums in learning SEO. Back in 1998 I became a moderator of a couple of forums on small business and website promotion […]

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  • Google adds keyword functionality to the AdWords app January 18, 2018
    Advertisers can make more on-the-go changes. The post Google adds keyword functionality to the AdWords app appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
  • SearchCap: Google Home queries, Google My Business video bug & YouTube ad rules January 18, 2018
    Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. The post SearchCap: Google Home queries, Google My Business video bug & YouTube ad rules appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
  • Study: 80% of Google Home results come from snippets January 18, 2018
    But they aren't always the source of answers for Google Home. The post Study: 80% of Google Home results come from snippets appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
  • What’s next for technical SEO? January 18, 2018
    As web technologies continue to grow and evolve, interest in technical SEO is growing along with it. Columnist Patrick Stox looks ahead to see what advancements are on the horizon and how these may impact technical SEO. The post What’s next for technical SEO? appeared first on Search Engine... Please visit Search Engine Land for […]
  • 3 AdWords features you’re probably underutilizing January 18, 2018
    Columnist Brett Middleton explores three commonly underused AdWords features that can have a big impact on performance: ad variations, Gmail ads and campaign experiments. The post 3 AdWords features you’re probably underutilizing appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
  • YouTube sets stricter rules on videos that can carry ads January 18, 2018
    Advertiser brand safety concerns are driving more changes at YouTube. The post YouTube sets stricter rules on videos that can carry ads appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
  • Google My Business videos not showing up on your local listing? It’s a Google bug January 18, 2018
    No, you probably did not upload your videos incorrectly to Google My Business. Google confirmed a bug with the videos now showing and is working on fixing the issue. The post Google My Business videos not showing up on your local listing? It’s a Google bug appeared first on Search Engine... Please visit Search Engine […]
  • SearchCap: Google Speed Update, schema reviews & PPC artificial intelligence January 17, 2018
    Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. The post SearchCap: Google Speed Update, schema reviews & PPC artificial intelligence appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
  • Survey: Smart speaker ownership steals time from smartphones, TV, radio January 17, 2018
    The study suggests there are about 40 million devices in US homes today. The post Survey: Smart speaker ownership steals time from smartphones, TV, radio appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
  • FAQs on new Google Speed Update: AMP pages, Search Console notifications & desktop only pages January 17, 2018
    A page with AMP but a slow canonical URL will not be impacted by this update, assuming the AMP URL is not slow, Google told us. The post FAQs on new Google Speed Update: AMP pages, Search Console notifications & desktop only pages appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for […]