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Leah Zeis

Bad Egg

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Check out Bad Egg, a short film by one of Stargate’s talented artists, Caleb Knueven!

“Creating Bad Egg was the best filmmaking experience I’ve ever had. Two things come to mind when thinking about about the project. First, this film helped me learn and gain new skills that I have never used before ranging from color correction to sound design. But more importantly, I absolutely loved working with all my friends. Without them the project would have not been possible. They all gave 100% to the project, and for that I am forever grateful. It is a true gift to be able to look around a set and see so many people whom I know and love collaborate to tell this story. I think thats what filmmaking is about, storytelling as a group effort.”

 

The Ten Commandments biggest box office hit in Brazil history

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With over three million tickets sold before its first screening – five times as many pre-sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens – a new film, The Ten Commandments, opened last Thursday.

It’s one of the biggest box office hits in Brazil history!

Congratulations to the Stargate Studios Team on this big success in Brazil! Great job team!!

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Stargate Studios Appoints Peter Ware and Andy Williams

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Peter Ware returns to Stargate as Executive Producer, having led the studio’s production efforts from 1999 to 2008. He has more than 30 years of experience in nearly every aspect of the entertainment business, with television producing credits including The New Leave it to Beaver,Columbo and Doctor Who. He has also directed more than 400 variety half-hours with some of the industry’s leading musical talent. His visual effects experience includes supervising, producing and executive producing hundreds of hours of primetime television including CSI: NY,Spartacus and The West Wing.

Andy Williams, who will serve as Head of Production, has nearly 20 years of experience in the production and post-production industries. Most recently, he was Head of Production and Executive Producer at DIVE (now Alkemy X) in New York City, one of the east coast’s leading VFX studios for episodic television and feature films. While there, he managed all aspects of the studio’s creative and project management teams. Prior to his association with DIVE, he worked at Shooters, Inc., starting as a Commercial Line Producer and eventually becoming Executive Producer managing the company’s growth in both the feature film and commercial sectors. Williams earned his B.A. in Communications from La Salle University in Philadelphia.

 

Welcome to the Stargate family guys!

 

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SanDisk launches SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSDs

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Looking into reliable storage solutions for the office or for shooting out in the field? SanDisk has launched SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSDs and the SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSDs, the company’s new pocket-sized, rugged drives.

“Every minute counts when we are on location, so with these new, extraordinarily fast, portable SSDs from SanDisk, I can spend less time waiting on file transfer, and more time on creativity,” said Sam Nicholson, CEO of Stargate Studios and member of the American Society of Cinematographers.

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TAXI- Behind the Scenes

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After almost a year of waiting for the release of this movie, we can proudly give you a look behind the scenes of Taxi, written by Karen Duve. A story of the experiences as a taxi driver in Hamburg in the 80’s. Amazing job by Stargate Germany!

“Taxi” film premiere!

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Author Karen Duve worked in the ’80s as a taxi driver in Hamburg. From her experiences she wrote the bestseller “Taxi”, which has now been made into a film and premieres today in theaters! Kudos to our team in Germany for all of their hard work!

Check out this link for more info!

 

Fear The Walking Dead

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You like The Walking Dead? Well get ready for AMC’s new companion series…Fear the Walking Dead which will debut on Aug. 23 on ‪#‎AMC‬.

Buzz has been building for the new zombie series, which begins in the gradual-decline phase of the pre-apocalypse, right as zombie attacks break out around Los Angeles! Our team here at Stargate Studios is stoked to be a part of the excitement. Here’s the trailer!

DreamSpace

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Project DreamSpace is a three-year EU funded project which aims to combine the work of universities, industry and professionals to produce new and innovative workflows. It is especially focused on virtual production and moving technology processes earlier in the production, such as on set. It is ambitious as it is broad and recently in Germany the team presented their progress at FMX. Some of the technology impressed, some showed promise, but perhaps the most impressive aspect is the power of mixing different academics, industry researchers and actual practitioners together with a reasonable planning horizon. Too often the technology must serve the immediate project, the shot that is directly in front of one, and newer unexplored approaches are left as pipe dreams or as after-hours hobbies, – no so with DreamSpace.

Full article here.