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Mixed reality studio Dimension launches MAG virtual space
Mon, 16th Oct 2023
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nike
Virtual production studio, Dimension, has launched MAG, a virtual space for users to interact and customise their Metashima characters.
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The Company We Keep appoints Charles Turner as Managing Director
Tue, 10th Oct 2023
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leadership
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organisational culture
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film
The Company We Keep strengthens leadership with new Managing Director, enhancing capabilities and reinforcing industry standing.
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Discovery partners with Google NZ to showcase Newshub content
Wed, 4th Oct 2023
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cloud services
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smartphones
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video
Warner Bros Discovery ANZ and Google have partnered to feature Newshub content on Google News Showcase, broadening its reach significantly.
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Team ITG Hires Phil Burroughes as Managing Director of Capture & Innovation
Thu, 15th Jun 2023
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creative technologies
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film
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photography
Phil Burroughes has been hired as Managing Director of Capture and Innovation at Team ITG to lead sustainable marketing campaigns and tech innovations.
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Autodesk buys Auckland-based media production firm Moxion
Fri, 21st Jan 2022
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film
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m&a
Autodesk acquires Moxion, a digital dailies firm, to expand its focus on media production and offer more integrations and features.
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Weta Digital draws on cloud computing power of AWS to create movie magic
Tue, 8th Sep 2020
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cloud services
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hyperscale
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public cloud
Weta Digital has chosen Amazon Web Services as its technology partner to advance its visual effects and animation processes.
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Get ready to take the red pill: The Matrix is coming back
Wed, 21st Aug 2019
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film
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hackers
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film production
Warner Bros Pictures and Lana Wachowski are bringing back Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss for another installment of The Matrix.
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Te Papa to take visitors down the rabbit hole this summer
Mon, 22nd Jul 2019
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film
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cios
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te papa museum
Step into ‘Wonderland’ at Te Papa this summer, a vivid journey through Alice's enduring film legacy.
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Victoria Uni students speak up for film dubbing
Fri, 1st Mar 2019
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film
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victoria university
Victoria Uni introduces VoiceQ, a tool for students to master film subtitling and dubbing skills.
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VR film takes you on a tour or Eminem's hometown
Mon, 25th Feb 2019
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digital music
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vr
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film
Explore Eminem's Detroit in immersive VR film, Marshall from Detroit, launched at Sundance.
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Neill Blomkamp's 'Conviction' is a prequel to BioWare's Anthem
Wed, 13th Feb 2019
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gaming
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technology gifts
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cios
BioWare's Anthem game inspires live-action short by sci-fi maestro Neill Blomkamp.
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New Zealand film production revenue still on the rise
Tue, 10th Apr 2018
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digital entertainment
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NZ film production revenue soars 15%, hitting $1.1bn with Auckland's rise, despite Wellington's dominance.
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Kim Dotcom film up for best documentary at Asia-Pacific Screen Awards
Tue, 14th Nov 2017
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piracy
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A film about entrepreneur and former MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom is up for best documentary at this year’s Asia-Pacific Screen Awards.
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DJI and SkyPixel announce the winners of the 2017 SkyPixel video contest
Tue, 5th Sep 2017
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dji
Aerial pageantry at its finest: DJI and SkyPixel's 2017 video contest reveals a world aloft, crowning 'Epic of Tanna' as grand winner.
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Creative Content Australia lauds court-mandated blocks against pirate sites
Mon, 21st Aug 2017
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film
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piracy
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cios
Creative Content Australia (CCA) launches biggest crackdown on media piracy, with 65 piracy sites already blocked.
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Blade Runner 2049 is getting its own 'authentic' mobile game
Thu, 15th Jun 2017
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gaming
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technology gifts
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mobile gaming
Embark on a noir odyssey—'Blade Runner 2049' forges a path to mobile gaming, promising an 'authentic' experience by Next Games.
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Film Review: The Fate of the Furious
Thu, 20th Apr 2017
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gaming
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cartech
Thrilling ride with 'The Fate of the Furious'; a spectacular feast of action that leaves viewers yearning for another watch!.
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Film review: The Sunset Song – a story of a woman’s sheer grit
Tue, 8th Nov 2016
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gaming
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The simple fact that my girlfriend and I were talking about the film and comparing notes the whole way home says a lot about its integrity.
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The extended trailer for Independence Day 2 is here and holy sh..
Wed, 25th May 2016
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film
The folks over at 20th Century Fox have released an extended trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence and OH MY GOD.
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Star Wars has smashed yet another record
Tue, 26th Jan 2016
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits $200m in IMAX sales, setting a galactic speed record as it soars to the second biggest earner ever.
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The 5th Wave: Five waves, 105 incomplete plot lines
Fri, 15th Jan 2016
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technology gifts
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film
Alien apocalypse flick 'The 5th Wave' disappoints with teen clichés and hasty plot, leaving viewers and critics underwhelmed.
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ID2: they're coming
Mon, 14th Dec 2015
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film
Independence Day: Resurgence sees the return of the alien visitors to Earth, set to destroy life as we know it once again.
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Win a free trip for two to the Kennedy Space Centre with AOC
Thu, 1st Oct 2015
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film
Following the release of The Martian, and in the spirit of technological discovery and exploration, AOC has launched a grand prize draw.
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Kiwis rank top 100 films of all time
Thu, 2nd Jul 2015
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flicks.co.nz
In a recent poll undertaken by Flicks.co.nz, Kiwis have ranked what they think are the 100 greatest movies ever made. They’ve also ranked the worst.