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  • FilmLight & Light Iron partner on free color grading course October 15, 2019
    NEW YORK CITY — FilmLight and Light Iron are teaming up to present a free, one-day course that looks at the fundamentals of color grading, color spaces and media management — all in Baselight v5. The event will take place at Light Iron’s studio at 580 Broadway (8th floor) on Wednesday, October 23rd, and will […]
  • Colorist Yulia Bulashenko joins Nice Shoes' Toronto team October 15, 2019
    TORONTO — New York City-based creative studio Nice Shoes ( has grown its Toronto team with the recent addition of colorist Yulia Bulashenko. She brings over seven years of experience as a freelance colorist, working on projects for clients such as Nike, Volkswagen, MTV, Toyota, Diesel, Uniqlo, Uber, Adidas and Zara, among numerous others. 
  • Sparked panel creates conversation about inclusion & diversity October 14, 2019
    NEW YORK CITY — Sparked ( ) is an inclusive networking organization created by Isabelle du Plessis, head of marketing at The Mill in New York, and Jenny Natelson, a production manager at Grey. It was designed to help diversify the industry through a democratized approach to networking. Through free New York events, the organization […]
  • Uppercut promotes Tyler Horton to editor October 10, 2019
    NEW YORK CITY — Uppercut ( has promoted Tyler Horton to editor, after spending two years as an assistant editor at the creative editorial shop. This marks the first internal talent promotion for Uppercut.
  • Workflow specialist Michael Cioni joins October 9, 2019
    NEW YORK CITY — (, which offers a popular, cloud-based video review and collaboration platform that’s used by filmmakers and media professionals, has brought Michael Cioni on board as their new global senior VP of innovation. Cioni is a production and post production workflow expert who joins from camera company Panavision. He held […]
  • Lenovo's ThinkStation P920 Rack powers remote workstation experience October 8, 2019
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — Lenovo ( has released the ThinkStation P920 Rack, which offers professional workstation performance in a fully scalable and secure 2U form factor. With the ability to access enterprise-grade graphics in a rack-optimized form factor, pros can enjoy maximum system uptime and complete resilience by offering 99.99 percent availability. This also […]
  • Nick Crane heading up new music company Racket Club October 8, 2019
    NEW YORK CITY — Composer/producer Nick Crane and Uppercut owner/editor Micah Scarpelli have teamed up to launch Racket Club (, a new venture that creates music for picture. The Manhattan-based shop will focus on original compositions for commercial and entertainment work designed to be created in-sync with the visuals. 
  • Juliet Tierney joins Nexus Studios as EP October 8, 2019
    LOS ANGELES — Nexus Studios ( has added producer Juliet Tierney to its growing team in Los Angeles. She will serve as executive producer for commercials and branded content. Before joining Nexus Studios, Tierney led Ntropic’s Los Angeles studio as executive producer and was head of production at Eight VFX, where her team's work was […]
  • 93 countries submit films for renamed 'Foreign Language' category October 7, 2019
    LOS ANGELES – A total of 93 countries have submitted films for consideration in the “International Feature Film” category for the 92nd Academy Awards ( An international feature film is defined as a feature-length motion picture (more than 40 minutes) produced outside the United States with a predominantly non-English dialogue track. Ghana, Nigeria and Uzbekistan […]
  • Apple updates Final Cut Pro, Motion & Compressor October 7, 2019
    CUPERTINO, CA — Apple has updated its Final Cut Pro X editing software — 10.4.7 — with a new Metal engine that delivers performance gains across a wide range of Mac systems and takes advantage of the power of the all-new Mac Pro and the high-resolution, high-dynamic-range viewing experience of Apple Pro Display XDR. Apple […]

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  • How Google Enforces Category Diversity for Some Local Search Results September 5, 2019
    More Diversity in Search Results Earlier this year, we were told that Google was making an effort to make the search results we see more diverse, by showing us fewer results from the same domains in response to a query. Search Engine Land covered that news with the post: Google search update aims to show […]
  • Augmented Search Queries Using Knowledge Graph Information August 21, 2019
    What are Augmented Search Queries? Last year, I wrote a post called Quality Scores for Queries: Structured Data, Synthetic Queries and Augmentation Queries, which told us that Google may look at query logs and structured data (table data and schema data) related to a site to create augmentation queries, and evaluate information about searches for […]
  • Google Knowledge Graph Reconciliation August 5, 2019
    Exploring how the Google Knowledge Graph works can provide some insights into how is growing and improving and may influence what we see on the web. A newly granted Google patent from the end of last month tells us about one way that Google is using to improve the amount of data that the Google […]
  • How would Google Answer Vague Questions in Queries? July 17, 2019
    “How Long is Harry Potter?” is asked in a diagram from a Google Patent. The answer to this vague question is unlikely to do with a length related to the fictional character but may have something to do with one of the best selling books or movies featuring Harry Potter. When questions are asked as […]
  • How Google May Handle Question Answering when Facts are Missing July 10, 2019
    I wrote about a similar patent in the post, Google Extracts Facts from the Web to Provide Fact Answers This one introduces itself with the following statement, indicating a problem that Google may have with answering questions from the facts it may collect from the Web to fill its knowledge graph: Embodiments relate to relational […]
  • Location Extensions Augmented Advertisements June 14, 2019
    Google Has Filed A Patent for Location Extensions to Geographical Paid Ads When a Google Patent uses the word “Content” they often mean advertisements, rather than just the content on a website. That was true when I wrote about a Google patent about combining advertisements and organic results in the post Google to Offer Combined […]
  • How Google May Rank Some Results based on Categorical Quality June 10, 2019
    A New Patent on Categorical Quality Some of the people who write patents for Google tend to stand out to me. One of those is Trystan Upstill. I noticed that he has published another one that looks really interesting, and worth reading. When I started following his patents, I read his doctoral thesis, Document ranking […]
  • Image Classification and Landmarks at Google May 20, 2019
    Image Classification in the past Back in 2008, I was writing about how a search engine might learn from photo databases like Flickr, and how people label images there in a post I wrote called, Community Tagging and Ranking in Images of Landmarks In another post that covers the Flickr image classification Landmark work, Faces […]

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