Deluxe Entertainment Services bought by Platinum Equity

Deluxe Entertainment Services, the distribution side of the business, has been bought by Platinum Equity. Deluxe’s creative services companies, EFILM, Company 3, Encore and VFX outfit Method Studios are not part of the deal. Cyril Drabinsky, who left Deluxe in 2016 to found CineVizion, which was also acquired by Platinum Equity and whose digital cinema […]

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The space suit believed to have been worn by Dr. David Bowman (Keir Dullea) when he destroyed HAL in the groundbreaking 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey is the standout lot at an auction of space memorabilia taking place in Beverly Hills on 17 and 18 July. It is estimated that it will fetch between $200,000 […]

Working in partnership with ETH Zurich, Disney Research has made a significant technical breakthrough by devising a fully automated, neural network-based face-swapping method that can be used for, for example, changing the age of an actor, incorporating a deceased actor into a scene or for when a stunt double is required. When a face swap […]

NVIDIA and Mercedes-Benz are teaming up in an attempt to create the world’s most advanced autonomous car and a new upgradeable AI-driven in-car computer infrastructure that will be in the firm’s new vehicles from 2024.n all. The idea is the automate driving to and from regular destinations, taking advantage of the power of NVIDIA’s software-defined […]

As has been mentioned here previously, if restless creative minds are allowed too much time and unfettered access to digital technology, especially machine learning tools, things can get weird quite quickly. Wag Denis Malimonov, whose aim is to popularise the creation of art using machine learning, fed the PULSE (Photo Upsampling Via Latent Space Exploration) […]

As most creatives working in the film and TV post production industry have been able to work remotely and largely as normal during lockdown, at least in theory, how have VFX houses coped with the pause in production that has surely affected their work pipelines and schedules? Following a period of readjustment while the technical […]

In the third new Informed Sauce podcast, HPE’s Chris Dando and Matt Dunning talk about the effect the lockdown has had on sourcing components and how the computer hardware industry has adapted in the unprecedented situation in which it finds itself. We also hear from HPE’s Graham Muncer ahead of the Discover Virtual Experience, which […]

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