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  • Editor Dylan Tichenor to speak at CPUG Network's April SuperMeet February 20, 2018
    LAS VEGAS — The Creative Pro User Group Network recently announced plans for the 17th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet, which will take place Tuesday, April 10th at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. The event coincides with the annual NAB Show, also taking place that week in Las Vegas. Editor Dylan Tichenor, ACE, who has […]
  • Emmy-winning editor Edward Abroms dies February 20, 2018
    LOS ANGELES — Emmy award winning film editor Edward Abroms died on Tuesday, February 13th of heart failure. His prolific resume includes editing some of the most acclaimed series over three decades, including Ironside, Murder She Wrote, and  Columbo. 
  • New plug-in helps audio pros create weapon sounds February 20, 2018
    EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND — Krotos Audio (https://www.krotosaudio.com) has released Weaponiser, a new audio tool for creating weapon sounds. Games, films and even music productions often use weapon sounds, but they tend to be among the most challenging categories of sound effects to capture or create.
  • <I>Three Billboards, Shape of Water</I> win at BAFTAs February 20, 2018
    LONDON — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) held its EE British Academy Film Awards last weekend at Royal Albert Hall, honoring work from 2017. Five BAFTAs were presented to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, including Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Leading Actress, Supporting Actor and Original Screenplay. Guillermo del Toro was honored at […]
  • Brickyard Filmworks launches in Boston & LA February 16, 2018
    SANTA MONICA, CA — Brickyard Filmworks (www.brickyardfilmworks.com), a new integrated content creation studio, has launched in Los Angeles and Boston. The sister company to Brickyard VFX is comprised of directors, creative directors, designers, animators, and technologists that can create projects of any scope, on any platform.
  • VFX producer Fay Hancocks joins Outpost VFX February 15, 2018
    BOURNEMOUTH, UK — Fay Hancocks has joined Outpost VFX as VFX producer, in charge of supporting the studio’s output across feature film, high-end TV and commercials. Previously working at MPC and Double Negative, Hancocks has produced VFX for major feature films, including Star Trek: Beyond, Total Recall and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. 
  • VES honor <I>Coco, GOT, War for the Planet of the Apes</I> February 14, 2018
    BEVERLY HILLS, CA — On Tuesday, February 13th, the Visual Effects Society held the 16th Annual VES Awards recognizing outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video games and special venues. Comedian Patton Oswalt served as host for the 7th time to the more than 1,000 guests gathered at the Beverly […]
  • Work of Cinema 4D user 'Beeple' on display in Brooklyn February 13, 2018
    BROOKLYN, NY — The work of Maxon Cinema 4D user/3D artist Mike Winkelmann, best known in the creative community as Beeple, will be on display at “Crap: A Beeple Retrospective.” Presented by the Made in NY Media Center (http://nymediacenter.com) by IFP gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn, the show runs February 1st through the 28th.
  • AxisVFX completes 900 shots for SyFy's <I>Happy!</I> February 13, 2018
    LONDON — AxisVFX, the visual effects arm of Axis Studios, has delivered 900 shots across eight episodes of Happy!, the new SyFy show based on the graphic novel by Scottish writer Grant Morrison.  Happy! recounts the experience of alcoholic ex-cop turned hitman Nick Sax (portrayed by Christopher Meloni), who teams up with imaginary unicorn Happy (voiced by Patton […]
  • Reel FX & Shilo launch new creative group, ATK PLN February 13, 2018
    HOLLYWOOD — The commercial division of digital studio Reel FX has teamed up with Shilo founder/executive creative director Jose Sebastian Gomez to launch ATK PLN, a new strategic creative group. Gomez will lead the creative vision for the studio, joined by former Digital Domain HOP, Jim Riche, who will serve as executive producer, with overall […]

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  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]

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  • Google to move more sites to mobile-first index in coming weeks February 21, 2018
    Google plans to roll more sites into the mobile-first index in the near future. Are you ready? The post Google to move more sites to mobile-first index in coming weeks appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
  • Google Search Console blocked resources report had processing error February 21, 2018
    You may notice decreased counts of pages with blocked resources in Google Search Console. Google has fixed it, but the reports may be off for your site. The post Google Search Console blocked resources report had processing error appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
  • SearchCap: Google News meta keywords, Yelp attribution & AdWords scripting February 20, 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 News meta keywords, Yelp attribution & AdWords scripting appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
  • How to sync your keywords and ad labels with an AdWords Script February 20, 2018
    Columnist Daniel Gilbert shares a free script to help solve labeling issues by copying labels within an ad group from ads to keywords or vice versa. The post How to sync your keywords and ad labels with an AdWords Script appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
  • Enterprise SEO and cross-channel performance: Activation and integration February 20, 2018
    A strong website is a lifeline for most companies. Contributor Jim Yu recommends using it to push smart SEO content, social agendas and AI first technologies. The post Enterprise SEO and cross-channel performance: Activation and integration appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
  • Yelp tests offline attribution using guest WiFi and email matching February 20, 2018
    The company said that every $1 spent on Yelp ads resulted in a $110 offline return, based on aggregate transaction data. The post Yelp tests offline attribution using guest WiFi and email matching appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
  • Why entities may power the future of location-based data February 20, 2018
    Businesses with physical locations need to strengthen their entities, says Columnist Adam Dorfman -- doing so helps Google track customers and strengthen your findability. The post Why entities may power the future of location-based data appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
  • Google drops support for meta news keywords tag February 20, 2018
    After years of telling publishers to use the news meta keyword tag, Google said it stopped supporting it months ago. The post Google drops support for meta news keywords tag appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
  • SearchCap: Linking law, Google crawl change & map directories February 19, 2018
    Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. The post SearchCap: Linking law, Google crawl change & map directories appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
  • Keyword infringement: Edible Arrangements files $209M trademark suit against Google February 19, 2018
    While use of trademarked keywords has been allowed by courts, this case may be more complicated than it seems on the surface. The post Keyword infringement: Edible Arrangements files $209M trademark suit against Google appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.