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Troika Hires Creative Director Seton Kim
News: Troika Hires Creative Director Seton KimEmmy Award Winner Joins Branding Agency to Lead Creative for Entertainment & Sports Client Roster
Entertainment & marketing innovations agency Troika announces the hire of two-time Emmy Award-winning Creative Director Seton Kim. Kim brings over 20-year experience to Troika’s esteemed roster of Creative Directors, now a team of five that brings complimentary skillsets to the agency, including entertainment, sports, brand strategy and marketing innovations.
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MultiDyne® Increases Interoperability and Flexibility for Fiber Transport Applications With The Dingo™
New Platform Provides Seamless Communication Between openGear® Cards and MultiDyne Field Fiber Solutions, Streamlining Fiber Transport Operations
MultiDyne®, a leading provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, today announced The Dingo™, a new fiber transport platform that enables interoperability between portable and fixed infrastructure equipment, bringing unprecedented flexibility to the field of fiber transport. Available in three compatible formats, The Dingo platform offers seamless communication between openGear® products and other fiber transport equipment — both in the studio or truck and in the field, streamlining fiber transport operations.
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BT Media and Broadcast (BT M&B) and Pacific Television Center (PacTV) Strike Network Sharing Deal
BT Media and Broadcast, the global media services division of BT Plc, and PacTV, the transmission and live production provider to the global broadcast industry, today announced that each would be offering the world-wide reach and services of the other to their customers in a new network collaboration arrangement.
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NAB 2014: JVC Expands ENG Live HD Streaming, Shares 4K Plans
Everyone wants to be first, especially news operations. Over the past few years, JVC Professional Products Company has introduced a number of firsts for the broadcast industry, and the 2014 NAB Show is no exception. JVC is dedicated to delivering products that help broadcasters be first on-air and first on-line, with innovative, built-in IP connectivity that encourages broadcasters to embrace the cloud and leave the microwave or satellite truck in the parking garage.
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BigStar Teases Drama & Turmoil For New Season Of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”
News: BigStar Teases Drama & Turmoil For New Season Of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”For season 4 of the critically acclaimed drama “Game of Thrones,” HBO once again tapped creative strategy and production company BigStar to create the teaser campaign. “Dungeon,” “Desert” and “Forest” hint at turmoil and peril around every corner in Westeros with environmentally-driven character studies that build on this season’s tagline: “All Men Must Die." The new season premieres on April 6th.
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PACTV Parks its AMT-Fitted ENG Truck at the Intersection of Fiber and Microwave with the Help of Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) at NAB 2014
News: PACTV Parks its AMT-Fitted ENG Truck at the Intersection of Fiber and Microwave with the Help of Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) at NAB 2014Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, will host a fully functional Accelerated Media Technologies (AMT) news truck from Pacific Television Center (PacTV), a Los Angeles-based independent global transmission and production company, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth OE1344). The must-see vehicle, parked at IMT’s outdoor booth, is ideal for live production, location shots, playout, remote production and transmission backup, and is equipped with IMT’s Nucomm Newscaster VT7.4 HD/SD ENG/SNG/OB Van Transmitter, among additional high-end gear.
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MultiDyne® Introduces All-Optical LightningSwitch for Simple, Cost-Effective Routing of Fiber-Optic Signals
Low Profile Routing Switch Eliminates Fiber Patch Panels, Making it Easy to Reroute Any Fiber-Optic Path, Including One-Way and Bidirectional Camera, Audio, and Data Streams
MultiDyne®, a leading provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, today announced LightningSwitch, a 48x48 optical-to-optical routing switch that simplifies the routing of fiber-optic signals within broadcast infrastructures by eliminating the need for fiber patch panels. Relying on highly reliable piezoelectric beam-steering technology, LightningSwitch minimizes optical connection loss and maximizes optical performance from a high-density, compact 1-RU chassis, enabling cost-effective, trouble-free optical routing of video, audio, and data signals. Applications include broadcast and transmission facilities, sports venues, outside broadcast vehicles, cross-campus networks, postproduction, and satellite uplink management.
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MultiDyne® Appoints Industry Veteran Jim Hurwitz to Senior Management Role
MultiDyne®, a leading provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, today announced that it has appointed Jim Hurwitz as vice president of business development. In his new role, Hurwitz will be responsible for developing and marketing new products for MultiDyne to increase the company's global sales efforts.
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KATC Multimedia Journalists Transmit Live HD Reports with JVC GY-HM650 Mobile News Camera
News: KATC Multimedia Journalists Transmit Live HD Reports with JVC GY-HM650 Mobile News CameraJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced KATC, the ABC affiliate in Lafayette, La. (DMA #122), is using its GY-HM650 ProHD mobile news camera as part of a multimedia journalist (MMJ) kit to provide live HD reports from the field. Since it was purchased in late 2013, the camera has typically been coupled with a Verizon 4G LTE mobile hotspot for live shots two or three times per week.
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OTOY Updates OctaneRender™ Software and Introduces .ORBX, a Powerful New Interchange File Format Supported Across More than a Dozen 3D Modeling Applications
Designed in Collaboration with Autodesk and Mozilla, New Format Houses Comprehensive Computer-Generated Scene Data at the Subatomic Level for Perfect Rendering Across Mediums
At the 2014 Game Developer Conference (http://www.gdconf.com/), cloud graphics pioneer, OTOY Inc., today released the newest update to its acclaimed OctaneRender™ software, introducing new features and flexibility for artists and animators, and a powerful new interchange file format called .ORBX. The .ORBX file format houses a comprehensive array of computer-generated scene data, enabling the most precise renderings possible across 15 of the top 3D modeling applications. Version 1.5 of OctaneRender™ is now available as a standalone client and via Octane Cloud Workstation with updated plugins for 3D applications rolling out shortly.
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Reel FX Signs Directors Ben Orisich and Justin Malone
News: Reel FX Signs Directors Ben Orisich and Justin MaloneReel FX builds Live-Action Director Roster
Digital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica bolsters its live-action director roster with the additions of Ben Orisich and Justin Malone for commercial representation. An award-winning director/creative director/VFX artist, Orisich has helmed multiple Super Bowl spots and national campaigns for ESPN, NBC, NASCAR, IZOD, Indy500 and ABC, among many others. Reel FX will represent Orisich in Texas and the southwest exclusively. Malone has directed spots for numerous agencies and has several award-winning narrative and documentary films under his belt including "Undocumented," "Hurry Up and Wait" and "Blue." Reel FX will represent Malone nationwide. The company’s roster also includes two other directors, Dale Carman and Kevin Althans. Together they will handle turnkey, soup-to-nuts projects for which Reel FX will be also be the editing, audio, VFX and finishing company of record.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Celebrates 60Th Anniversary At The 2014 NAB Show
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Celebrates 60Th Anniversary At The 2014 NAB ShowLeading Camera Support Company Provides Innovative Solutions for Film & Television
Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, reels with enthusiasm, as it prepares to kick off its 60th anniversary celebration at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C9520). The Australian-owned camera support equipment company will toast its success by commemorating its professional progression throughout the years in supplying the film and television industry with revolutionary high-end tripods and fluid heads.
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TNDV Lands New Facility as Tenth Anniversary Approaches
News: TNDV Lands New Facility as Tenth Anniversary ApproachesMobile Production Specialist Converts Large, Secure Warehouse Into Creative Business Space
TNDV celebrates ten years of business by securing a massive new facility in northeast Nashville that will double as a place of business and creativity. The secure, climate-controlled facility gives owner Nic Dugger and his growing team a space to maintain and upgrade trucks, host clients, plan upcoming projects and accommodate post-production work.
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Pronology’s Asset Management Software Shines at The 2014 Oscars®
News: Pronology’s Asset Management Software Shines at The 2014 Oscars®Web-Based Solution Offered Collaborative On-Site Content Management
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, was behind-the-scenes for this year’s 86th Academy Awards® telecast providing the star-studded event with its latest asset management solutions. Pronology’s user-friendly interface provided the production staff with an unprecedented level of visibility and creative control over the thousands of assets that are part of a show of this magnitude.
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ShadowMachine Signs Director Rohitash Rao for Exclusive US Spot Representation
News: ShadowMachine Signs Director Rohitash Rao for Exclusive US Spot RepresentationCompany Calls Signing “The Perfect Fit, The Perfect Moment"
Commercial animation director Rohitash Rao has joined ShadowMachine for exclusive US spot representation. Known for clever, offbeat storytelling, the director has helmed commercial and music video projects for Crunch, Nike, Snapple, Volkswagen and The Great Big World, among others. Rao has completed his first assignment for the Emmy Award® winning studio: a 6-spot package for DMB/Verrado via Cecillian Worldwide.
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Mark Polla Joins Ross Video as New Key Accounts Manager, US Federal Government
News: Mark Polla Joins Ross Video as New Key Accounts Manager,  US Federal GovernmentRoss Video welcomes Mark Polla to an important new market segment in the company - Key Accounts Manager, US Federal Government.
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Footage.net to Showcase Stock Footage Partner Resources at NAB 2014
Footage.net, the stock footage search engine, will feature a diverse group of its stock footage content partners at its NAB exhibit, giving NAB attendees a chance to learn more about the world-class footage collections currently available for search and screening through Footage.net.
Footage.net, the world’s premier online resource for stock footage search and discovery, will spotlight a number of its key stock footage partner companies as part of its exhibit at NAB, set to take place on April 7 -10, 2014. As a resource to creatives worldwide, Footage.net will be on hand to meet with NAB attendees, answer questions about finding and using the world’s best stock footage source material and provide an introduction to the outstanding footage collections available for search and screening through its website.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Director Appointments
New Appointees Bring Depth of Experience and Knowledge to SMPTE's 'Three Pillars': Standards, Membership, and Education
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the 2014 SMPTE directors. Alan Lambshead, SMPTE standards vice president, appointed Bob Edge, Oliver Morgan, and Howard Lukk to serve as standards directors; Paul Stechly, SMPTE membership vice president, appointed Bruce Devlin, Karl Kuhn, and William C. Miller to serve as membership directors; and Patrick Griffis, SMPTE education vice president, appointed Michael DeValue, V. Michael Bove, Peter Putman, and Al Kovalick to serve as education directors.
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Picture This Productions Gets Confident with Bluefish444 Create 3D Ultra
News: Picture This Productions Gets Confident with Bluefish444 Create 3D UltraFounded in 1999, Phoenix-based Picture This Productions Inc. (PTP) has been providing fully equipped professional production crews to major studios, broadcast networks, national television shows, advertising agencies, and corporate clients, and is well-versed in all facets of video production, from dramatic productions, comedies, music videos, independent features, documentaries, commercials, electronic press kits, behind the scenes, multi-camera shoots, reality TV, sports and full feature stories for national news and television shows. PTP offers complete post-production editing services with state of the art equipment, and has global experience in 5K, 4K and High Definition resolution motion pictures, with services from script to screen.
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MAX Helps Mayers Move on ABC’s New Mixology Series
News: MAX Helps Mayers Move on ABC’s New Mixology SeriesMatthews Studio Equipment announces that several of MSE’s MAX Menace Arms have take up residence on the new ABC series "Mixology," shot by cinematographer Mike Mayers. “'Mixology' follows 10 characters through one single night in a trendy Manhattan bar called Mix,” explains Mayers. “We meet our characters and then learn their history through a whirlwind flashback that carries us to the present moment in the bar. Filming the flashbacks was both fun and challenging. I set up the flashback unit to be a comedy SWAT team with minimal resources by substantial capabilities. Filming the flashbacks proved to be a visual challenge because our resources are so limited. That’s where MAX comes in.”
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MultiDyne 2014 NAB Show Preview
MultiDyne® — Booth C9921
At the 2014 NAB Show, MultiDyne® will showcase a broad range of innovative, fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions designed specifically for pro A/V and broadcast applications.
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George Leon, Hawthorne Direct's Senior VP Media/Account Management, Delivers Keynote Talk During Cynopsis Media's Boot Camp Industry Event Feb. 11 in New York City
News: George Leon, Hawthorne Direct's Senior VP Media/Account Management, Delivers Keynote Talk During Cynopsis Media's Boot Camp Industry Event Feb. 11 in New York CityGeorge Leon, Senior VP Media/Account Management with Hawthorne Direct, a full service brand response advertising agency, was the keynote speaker during the Cynopsis Media Boot Camp industry event held in New York City on Feb. 11th.
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"The Trials of Muhammad Ali" Wins ABCNEWS VideoSource Award for Best Footage Use
The 2013 ABCNEWS VideoSource Award went to" The Trials of Muhammad Ali." Produced by Kartemquin Films, the doc uses rare and newly discovered archival footage to tell the story of Ali’s struggle to stand up for his spiritual convictions and political conscience, regardless of the cost to his boxing career.
ABCNEWS VideoSource, the news and stock footage licensing arm of ABC News, announced that "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" was the winner of the 2013 ABCNEWS VideoSource Award. Directed by Academy Award-nominated director Bill Siegel, "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" examines Ali’s life outside of boxing, focusing on the years 1967 to 1970, when, after refusing military induction, he was stripped of his heavyweight title and banned from boxing. "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" was honored at the IDA Awards Gala, which took place on December 6, 2013 in Los Angeles.
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MAS Hits the Slopes for ESPN Doc on Olympian Mark McMorris
News: MAS Hits the Slopes for ESPN Doc on Olympian Mark McMorrisMAS recently scored director David Tindale's Making Your Mark, a 44-minute documentary following 20-year-old Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris.
MAS (Music and Strategy) recently scored director David Tindale’s "Making Your Mark," a 44-minute documentary following 20-year-old Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris. Coordinating closely between its New York and Los Angeles studios, MAS created and scored 25 cues to help tell the exhilarating story of the phenom’s rise from snow-obsessed youngster to Olympian gliding toward gold in Sochi.
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NTV+ picks Orad Graphics For Their Sochi Winter Olympics Coverage
NTV+, Russia's digital satellite broadcaster, has chosen Orad to cover the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. NTV+, the host broadcasters for the Sochi Olympics who have domestic broadcasting rights for the entire event, will be using multiple Orad graphic solutions to facilitate and simplify their production workflow.
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Digital Juice “Brings It” With Latest Clip-Based Effects Release
All-New Drag & Drop Series 2 product line features over 400 Full HD QuickTime Video Effects
Digital Juice® announced today that it is releasing its much anticipated follow-up collection of clip-based video effects called Drag & Drop Series 2. This all-new Drag & Drop series consists of 8 unique volumes of clip-based video effects that you can combine with your video footage for dramatic effect. All effects are delivered as 1920x1080 Full HD Quicktime clips that will work with all editing and motion design software including Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Apple Motion, Edius and more.
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Lightcraft Technology And Solidanim Announce Joint Technology/Distribution Agreement
To provide a full range of affordable optical and markerless tracking for real time visual effects and on-set visualization systems for the entertainment industry
Paris, France, Lightcraft Technology and SolidAnim, leaders in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, announced today they have agreed to combine their Previzion® and SolidTrack product offerings in order to provide a full range of virtual production tools for the entertainment industry.
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Actor/Comedian Patton Oswalt to Host the 12th Annual VES Awards Audience Favorite Returns for Third Hosting Gig
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced that award-winning actor/comedian/author Patton Oswalt will serve as host of the 12th Annual VES Awards on February 12, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This marks Oswalt’s third engagement as host of the prestigious annual celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation.
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John Wells to be Honored by American Society of Cinematographers
News: John Wells to be Honored by American Society of CinematographersAward-winning writer-director-producer John Wells will receive the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 2014 Board of Governors Award. Wells will be honored during the 28th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards gala here on February 1 at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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Elastic Signs Designer/Director Patrick Clair
News: Elastic Signs Designer/Director Patrick ClairElastic has added innovative Designer/Director Patrick Clair to its studio roster. A specialist in combining storytelling with visual design, adept in creating both branding and entertainment content, and an expert in motion design, music visuals and information graphics, Clair brings a massive skillset to Elastic’s talented group of filmmakers.
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Trilogy Features Enhanced Messenger Intercom at CABSAT 2014
Stand No. 801, CABSAT 2014, Dubai 11-13 March 2014: Trilogy Communications, a trusted global provider of high quality intercom systems and SPGs for TV studios, mobile production, playout and post will feature enhancements to its Messenger intercom system at CABSAT 2014.
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The Industry’s First Transformable Camera Jib Offers Near-Steadicam Motion & Freedom
Digital Juice releases Gemini Dual-Action Jib featuring innovative lightweight telescopic design
Digital Juice®, announced today the release of the Gemini Dual-Action Jib. This lightweight telescoping camera jib system offers you an elegant, portable, dual-purpose solution that allows you to operate your camera and direct jib motion from either the front or back of the jib. This dual-action flexibility allows you to customize each shot to your production’s needs and to your own shooting style. The telescopic design of the unit allows for shots from as high as 12 feet while still collapsing to a portable travel and storage size of just 49".
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Troika Rebrands A&E
News: Troika Rebrands A&ECable Network Partners with Agency to Develop Brand Platform, Identity Around “Be Original”
Brand consultancy & creative agency Troika has partnered with A&E Network to rebrand the cable network by establishing a brand identity, anchored in custom shot talent and show iconography for "Bates Motel," "Duck Dynasty," "Longmire" and "Those Who Kill." The revamped A&E brand launched on December 11th during the "Duck Dynasty Christmas special."
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Netflix Finds More Than Half of Americans Willing To Trade Their Couches For Treadmills When Binge Watching In 2014
Binge watching may be the new normal, but in 2014 a surprising number of people are willing to get off the couch for all that TV viewing. According to a recent survey among 1,000 US Internet users conducted by Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), more than 50% of respondents were willing to exercise while binge watching instead of slouching on the couch.
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Troika Assists with Rebrand of ENCORE Premium Pay TV Channels
News: Troika Assists with Rebrand of ENCORE Premium Pay TV ChannelsPremium Cable Provider Taps Branding Agency to Activate “Playing Favorites” Position Through New Brand Voice, Identity
Brand consultancy & creative agency Troika recently completed its agency consulting work with Starz, a leading provider of premium channels in the U.S., to rebrand the suite of eight ENCORE premium cable channels.
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Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) Frequency Coordination Scores Touchdown With Arena Football League Spectators
News: Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) Frequency Coordination Scores Touchdown With Arena Football League SpectatorsCollaboration with Quantum5X and Action Audio Apps Provides Fans with Game-Changing, On-Field Experience
When Action Audio Apps helped put spectators on the field by enabling them to listen to the comments of the Arena Football League’s Orlando Predators players and coaches, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) was on the sidelines providing frequency coordination for this game-changing experience.
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For-A’s HVS-390HS Production Switcher Provides Value And Flexibility To Diverse New Customer Roster
News: For-A’s HVS-390HS Production Switcher Provides Value And Flexibility To Diverse New Customer RosterCompact and cost efficient, FOR-A’s HVS-390HS video production switcher has proven itself ideal for a wide variety of applications. First introduced last year at NAB, current customers of the 1 M/E to 2 M/E switcher include houses of worship, universities, public access television stations, major newsgathering organizations, government agencies and network news stations.
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All-New Premium Customizable Animation Sets for AE, Motion, Vegas & Premiere Pro
Digital Juice releases all-new Toxic Toolkit Singles for instant download
Digital Juice® announced today that it is releasing a new premium line of customizable animated graphics sets called Toxic Toolkit Singles. Each Toxic Toolkit Single contains a coordinated set of match moving animated templates and elements that make it easy to give your productions a cutting edge professional look. These matching elements include customizable text and video project segments, animated backgrounds, animated lower thirds and animated wipes (with sound effects) in full HD. Each set also includes a matching high-resolution layered photoshop file.
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All-New Animated Overlay Sets Feature Custom Entry & Exit Motions
Digital Juice releases Animated Overlay Sets, Collection 3: Glossy Finish for instant download
Digital Juice® announced today the release of Animated Overlay Sets, Collection 3: Glossy Finish. Animated Overlay Sets are collections of matching QuickTime animation files, including dynamic Entry and Exit motions for each looping animated overlay. They are perfect for adding impact to any video production. Available as an instant download, this new collection features 10 new Animated Overlay Sets that can be used in any video or motion graphics editing application.
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All-New Premium After Effects Templates Featuring Cutting-Edge Styles!
Digital Juice releases Toxic Templates™ for Adobe After Effects® Collection 6: Anticipation
Digital Juice®, the highly acclaimed developer of digital content for video and motion graphics artists, announced today that it is releasing Toxic Templates™ for Adobe After Effects, Collection 6: Anticipation. Toxic Templates™ are unique premium quality animated template graphics that provide After Effects users with a variety of professional finished looks, and feature multiple photo, video and editable text zones per segment. Toxic Templates can be used for everything from movie trailers, opens, segues and video montages to photo galleries and broadcast commercial spots.
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Trilogy Communications Appoints New COO
Trilogy, a leading supplier of intercom solutions and master reference generators for the broadcast industry, has announced the appointment of Keith Norton as Chief Operating Officer.
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ACNE Beefs Up Art Direction with Anderson Hire
ACNE is pleased to announce the addition of Senior Art Director Tyler Andersen to its roster. A versatile talent tuned to the latest digital and 3D technologies, Anderson brings a range of experience across diverse brands and platforms. His many high-profile efforts include concept-to-completion work on the comedy-horror feature "Butterfinger the 13th" for Nestle; reconstruction of the Tron Legacy Franchise website in 3D; all UX/UI across iOS, Android and responsive Web for Yahoo Fantasy Sport’s Quarterback Challenge; and a central role on Craftsman’s "SCREW*D" reality show and Honda’s Good Reasons campaign. This expansive portfolio has earned scores of recognitions from One Show, Webby, ADDY, SXSW, Art Directors Club and CLIO.
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ESPNU Taps Creative “Alumni” Loyalkaspar For "Never Graduate" Brand Package
News: ESPNU Taps Creative “Alumni” Loyalkaspar For "Never Graduate" Brand PackageAfter capturing the sophisticated yet brash personality behind the eponymous "late-night" sports show marking Olbermann's return to ESPN, entertainment branding agency loyalkaspar was challenged to brand a different type of personality: a network dedicated to an entire culture of college sports fans.
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Mayers Chooses Litepanels LEDs for ABC Comedy “Mixology”
News: Mayers Chooses Litepanels LEDs for ABC Comedy “Mixology”Cinematographer Michael Mayers’ assignment for the new ABC half-hour single camera comedy “Mixology” is to create a rich dramatic look with an immediacy and upbeat approach to his photography. “Because this is comedy, and there is a lot of improvisation, I try to cross-shoot with our two ARRI Alexa cameras which carry either Angenieux Optimo or Fujinon Cabrio lenses, whenever I can,” says Mayers. “That way, all the actors in the scene are ‘on’ at the same time and we don’t have to go back to shoot the other side of the coverage and lose the spontaneity of the moment. Of course, that approach really ups the ante on my lighting. And, that’s where Litepanels LEDs are key to my getting the shots.”
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Paul Maibaum, ASC, Director of Photography for “Sons Of Anarchy” Appears on the Go Creative Show
News: Paul Maibaum, ASC, Director of Photography for “Sons Of Anarchy” Appears on the Go Creative ShowPaul Maibaum, ASC. Director of Photography for the hit FX Network series, "Sons of Anarchy" joins Ben Consoli, host of the Go Creative Show, for a revealing and informative interview that covers Paul’s work on countless TV movies and series.
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Bexel Completes RF System Integration For Fusion Network And Upgrades WCBS-TV With Managed Antenna System
Custom RF Solutions Meet Broadcasters’ Unique Needs
Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, recently completed major projects for two broadcasters, the new cable network Fusion and WCBS-TV of New York. Bexel provided complete RF system integration for the newly launched Fusion studio located in Doral, Florida. For WCBS-TV, the studio was just upgraded with Bexel’s proprietary Managed Antenna System (MAS). Both jobs were overseen by the company’s Audio Specialties Group (ASG), whose unique RF services deliver the ability to communicate over longer distances and with more information than was previously available to the broadcast market.
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SMPTE Fellow Chris Cookson Earns Only Individual Honor at Engineering Emmy® Awards
Cookson, President of Sony Pictures Technologies, Is Honored With Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today congratulates SMPTE fellow Chris Cookson, president of Sony Pictures Technologies, on receiving the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, the only individual honor awarded during the 65th Primetime Engineering Emmy® Awards held Oct.23 in Hollywood.
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Trilogy Appoints Distributor in France
Trilogy Communications, a world class provider of high quality intercom systems and SPGs for studios, mobile production, playout and post has announced the appointment of SAV as Trilogy’s exclusive distributor in France.
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Disney's Marvel and Netflix Join Forces to Develop Historic Four Series Epic plus a Miniseries Event Based on Renowned Marvel Characters
Landmark Deal Brings Marvel's Flawed Heroes of Hell's Kitchen, led by "Daredevil," to the World's Leading Internet TV Network in 2015
The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel's most popular characters exclusively to the world's leading Internet TV Network beginning in 2015. This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs leading to a miniseries programming event.
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Astucemedia Provides Live News Graphics Solution for FUSION
News: Astucemedia Provides Live News Graphics Solution for FUSIONAstucemedia plays a key role in launching FUSION, ABC/Univision’s new TV/digital network
Astucemedia—a Montreal-based provider of live broadcast graphics products and services with staff in USA, Europe and an office in Dubai, UAE—integrated a live news graphics workflow at the Miami network operations center for the new TV/digital network FUSION.
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ArsenalFX Color Provides Picture Post Production Services for ABC TV's New Hit Series "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
News: ArsenalFX Color Provides Picture Post Production Services for ABC TV's New Hit Series "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."ArsenalFX Color, a leading TV post house, and a sister company to ArsenalFX, has announced its role in providing extensive post production services, ranging from dailies through delivery, for “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, the new hit series on ABC. The announcement was made today by ArsenalFX Color Co-Founders Mark Leiss and Larry Field.
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NuContext Creative Names Laura Feldman as New Director of Creative Services
News: NuContext Creative Names Laura Feldman as New Director of Creative ServicesNuContext Creative continues their 2013 expansion by welcoming Laura Feldman as their new Director of Creative Services. Feldman returns to L.A. from her previous stints at DDB Worldwide and Droga5 in New York City. Angela Guice, Founder/Executive Producer of the multi-award winning entertainment marketing agency, made the announcement. In her new post, Feldman will spearhead the creative supervision and project management of NuContext Creative’s On-Air and Digital marketing teams.
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Digital Juice Delivers A Little Magic With Latest Clip-Based Effects Collection
News: Digital Juice Delivers A Little Magic With Latest Clip-Based Effects CollectionAll-New Matte Magic product line features easy-to-use Full HD QuickTime black & white animated mattes
Digital Juice® announced today that it is releasing a new product line called Matte Magic that features 10 unique volumes of black & white animated mattes designed by video editors for video editors. All effects are Quicktime clips that will work with all editing and motion design software including Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro After Effects, Apple Motion and more.
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Synacor's Michael Bishara To Participate In "Cable, Tv, Film And Broadband" Panel At Variety Entertainment And Technology Summit Co-Produced With Digital Hollywood, October 21, Marina Del Rey, Calif.
Synacor Inc. (Nasdaq:SYNC), the leading provider of next-gen startpages, award-winning TV Everywhere solutions and cloud-based Identity Management (IDM) services, across multiple devices for cable, satellite, telecom and consumer electronics companies, today announced its SVP of Product and GM of TV Everywhere, Michael Bishara, will be speaking in the "Cable, TV, Film and Broadband" panel at Variety Entertainment and Technology Summit co-produced with Digital Hollywood at 3:45 p.m. PT on Monday, October 21, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Marina del Rey, Calif.
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Director John X. Carey Joins Tool
News: Director John X. Carey Joins ToolJohn X. Carey, the Los Angeles based director of branded documentaries and commercials, has signed with Tool. Carey makes the move in the midst of an enormously successful run, having helmed the most-watched ad in the history of YouTube. The past year has delivered a trove of awards to the young director – 21 Cannes Lions, including the Titanium Grand Prix – for the aforementioned Dove spot entitled “Real Beauty Sketches,” a CLIO for his narrative-based eBay work, and an AICP award with the stirring short film for The Anti-Drug, Harlem Elvis.
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Troika Creates Identity For "NFL Fandom"
News: Troika Creates Identity For "NFL Fandom"Branding Agency Partners with NFL Network to Develop Identity for New Show Segment Embracing Social Media, Fan Engagement
Brand consultancy & creative agency Troika has partnered with NFL Network to create the identity for "NFL Fandom," a new segment that harnesses social media to spark conversation and debate around football’s hot topics. "NFL Fandom" premiered on October 16th, and will be regularly featured as a part of NFL Network’s "Total Access."
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Bexel is Set for New TV Season
The new television season is rolling out with extensive backing from Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions. From reality programs to talk shows, sporting events, and narrative programming, Bexel provides an award-winning TV line up with the equipment, state-of-art systems and engineering support needed to meet the highest broadcast standards.
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Albert Cheng, Dave Lougee & Michael O'Neill Elected to Board of Directors of Broadcast Music, Inc.
Jack Sander and Mark Pedowitz Re-Elected
Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, elected Albert Cheng, Dave Lougee and Michael O'Neill to its Board of Directors at the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders, held today in Nashville, TN.
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Troika Rebrands TSN’s ‘That’s Hockey’
News: Troika Rebrands TSN’s ‘That’s Hockey’Agency Delivers New Brand Package for Canada’s Daily Hockey News Program
Brand consultancy & creative agency Troika has partnered with TSN, Canada’s number one sports network, to rebrand their daily hockey news show, "That’s Hockey." The rebrand launched simultaneously with the 2013-2014 NHL season.
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KOAA Delivers Live Footage Of Colorado Floods With JVC ProHD Mobile News Camera
News: KOAA Delivers Live Footage Of Colorado Floods With JVC ProHD Mobile News CameraCompeting Stations Dub JVC GY-HM650 'Magic Cam'
JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced that KOAA, the NBC affiliate for Colorado Springs-Pueblo, Colo. (DMA #89), used the built-in live HD transmission functionality of its new GY-HM650 ProHD handheld mobile news camera to provide live coverage of the deadly Colorado floods earlier this month. Wirelessly paired with a Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot, the HD camcorder was able to transmit live footage during the event from locations that were inaccessible by traditional live trucks.
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NuContext Creative Names Michael Rola as New Executive Director of Integrated Marketing; Rola Had Been Walt Disney Studios' Director, Integrated Marketing & Synergy
News: NuContext Creative Names Michael Rola as New Executive Director of Integrated Marketing; Rola Had Been Walt Disney Studios' Director, Integrated Marketing & SynergyNuContext Creative, a multi-award winning entertainment marketing agency, has named Michael Rola as the company’s new Executive Director of Integrated Marketing. In his new position, Rola will be responsible for creating and executing branded entertainment and movie studio integration campaigns for NuContext Creative and their clients. Angela Guice, Founder/Executive Producer, NuContext Creative, made the announcement.
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"How to Manage Your Agent"
A Writer's Guide to Hollywood Representation By Chad Gervich, Set To Release October 31st
Have you written the script for the next "Argo" or "The Big Bang Theory" and need the right agent to sell it? Not sure whether to accept an if-come or a script commitment? Debating which manager is right to steer your career? Well, look no further than the upcoming title from Focal Press, "How to Manage Your Agent: A Writer's Guide to Hollywood Representation" by Chad Gervich. This book is set for release on October 31st.
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Lexus Italy Presents the New Lexus IS Hybrid Which Stars in the First Real-Time & Real World Videogame
News: Lexus Italy Presents the New Lexus IS Hybrid Which Stars in the First Real-Time & Real World Videogame“Trace Your Road” is the unique experiential performance, featuring an F1 driver, captured in the spot campaign and BTS film created for Lexus Italy by Saatchi & Saatchi Italy, Movie Magic International (Milan), LOGAN & Fake Love.
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All-New Premium Animation Templates A Perfect Match For Awards & Ceremonies
Digital Juice Releases Toxic Themes for Adobe After Effects® Collection 02: Awards & Ceremonies
Digital Juice®, the highly acclaimed developer of digital content for video and motion graphics artists announced today that it is releasing Toxic Themes™ for Adobe After Effects Collection 02: Awards & Ceremonies. Toxic Themes™ are unique high-quality animated template graphic sets that provide After Effects users with a variety of professional themed looks. The customizable animation projects and templates in this second volume feature multiple photo, video and editable text zones per segment and have been expertly crafted to suit a variety of projects ranging from company, industry and peer recognition ceremonies, to individual and team achievement awards and more.
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Trilogy’s Messenger Delivers at IBC 2013
News: Trilogy’s Messenger Delivers at IBC 2013IBC 2013, 12-17 September, Stand 10.A29: Trilogy Communications, a world class provider of high quality intercom systems and SPGs for studios, mobile production, playout and post has introduced its new Messenger intercom system to the European market at IBC 2013.
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SMPTE Members to Present in Force at IBC2013
Sixty SMPTE Members Representing Wide Array of Industry Sectors Will Make Up 15 Percent of Speakers at IBC2013 Show
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that a diverse range of its members will present at the IBC2013 conference in Amsterdam. Representing various elements of the cinema, broadcast, and media technology supply sectors, these 60 SMPTE members will account for roughly 15 percent of IBC2013 speakers. A total of 93 SMPTE members will be exhibiting products and technologies on the expo floor.
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Trilogy’s Messenger is down by Riverside OB
News: Trilogy’s Messenger is down by Riverside OBIBC 2013, 12-17 September, Stand 10.A29
Trilogy, a leading supplier of voice communications technologies for the broadcast, industrial and commercial sectors, has announced the installation of its new Messenger intercom system in a new OB for Riverside Television, Caherlistrane, Ireland.
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Trilogy Gemini Intercom and Nevion Flashlink Transport: The Perfect Combination
News: Trilogy Gemini Intercom and Nevion Flashlink Transport: The Perfect CombinationIBC 2013, 12-17 September, Stands 10.A29 and 1.B71: Bringing together class-leading products from pioneers in broadcast intercom and media transport, IBC 2013 will see Trilogy showcase Nevion’s Flashlink transport system while Nevion highlights Trilogy’s Gemini Intercom and Mentor XL SPG/TSG, the latter of which will provide all timing references for Nevion throughout IBC.
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Trilogy Gemini Intercom and Nevion Flashlink Transport...The Perfect Combination
IBC 2013, 12-17 September, Stands 10.A29 and 1.B71
Bringing together class-leading products from pioneers in broadcast intercom and media transport, IBC 2013 will see Trilogy showcase Nevion’s Flashlink transport system while Nevion highlights Trilogy’s Gemini Intercom and Mentor XL SPG/TSG, the latter of which will provide all timing references for Nevion throughout IBC.
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SMPTE Adds Billboard as a 2013 Media Partner
New Media Partnership Aids Both Organizations in Raising Their Profile and Extending Their Reach
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that Billboard the world's most influential music brand, will serve as a 2013 media partner. The partnership will enable both SMPTE and Billboard to publicize and promote more broadly their unique brands and conference offerings.
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From Editor to Preditor: Mastering the Post Production Workflow From Conception to Creation
The first and only class of its kind, Preditor from Manhattan Edit Workshop begins September 17th
Manhattan Edit Workshop, the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, recently announced its brand new class, From Editor to Preditor (read more), which will premiere on Tuesday, September 17th. The first and only class of its kind, editors will learn the skills they need to become post-producers, and ultimately, “preditors.” The highly anticipated workshop, taught by Emmy Award-winning television producer Mark King, who has produced work for networks including ABC, HBO and ESPN, has a limited number of seats available, providing students with a more hands-on, guided learning experience.
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Ah2 Music Marks 10th Anniversary Milestone with a Variety of New Television Projects
News: Ah2 Music Marks 10th Anniversary Milestone with a Variety of New Television ProjectsComposers Jeff Lippencott and Mark T. Williams, Co-Founders of Ah2 Music, are celebrating the 10th Anniversary milestone of the company with a variety of new television projects.
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Modus Operandi Welcomes Executive Producer Carolyn Davine
News: Modus Operandi Welcomes Executive Producer Carolyn DavineModus Operandi is excited to announce the addition of EP Carolyn Davine to the company. Davine brings extensive experience in business development to the growing digital agency, known for compelling and strategic campaigns in advertising, gaming and entertainment.
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Billionaire Media Entrepreneur Alki David Officially Opens FilmOn's Seattle Antenna Array Free to the Public
Despite the 2nd Circuit Court Order Preventing Consumers From Tuning Remote Antennas to Major Networks for Free, Local TV Stations Are Still Available in 2nd Circuit via FilmOn
FilmOn.com, the world's largest free internet television provider, today announced the opening of its Seattle antenna array, making it the twelfth FilmOn data center in the USA offering consumers free access to individual antennas over the internet and outperforming its rival Aereo in coverage, size and price.
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Trilogy’s Introduces New, Unifying Gateway Configuration Software
News: Trilogy’s Introduces New, Unifying Gateway Configuration SoftwareIBC 2013, 12-17 September, Stand 10.A29: Trilogy, a leading supplier of voice communications technologies for the broadcast, industrial and commercial sectors, has announced the release of its new unified Gateway system configuration software that provides unlimited ability to build, modify and save multiple databases to suit any communications scenario.
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Your Turn To Care Nominated for Los Angeles Area Emmy
News: Your Turn To Care Nominated for Los Angeles Area EmmyExecutive Producer Margaret Hussey Brings Critical Stories to Life
KCET's groundbreaking series, Your Turn To Care has been nominated for an Emmy Award for Information/Public Affairs Series. Your Turn to Care was produced by KCET and Executive Producer Margaret Hussey. The 65th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards Presentation will be held at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on Saturday, August 3, 2013.
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AFI Conservatory Boosts Scholarships
100% of Funds Raised Goes Directly to Fellows Training
The American Film Institute announced today a dramatic increase in scholarship funding at the AFI Conservatory (AFIC) – its immersive two-year graduate program in the art and discipline of filmmaking. Further differentiating the prestigious MFA program in an ever-growing field of film school options, the boost in funding for current and incoming Fellows represents nearly three times that of previous years – 100% of which goes directly to Fellows.
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Troika Creates The BET Awards ‘13 Identity
News: Troika Creates The BET Awards ‘13 IdentityAgency Develops Logo, Multi-Platform Marketing Assets, Awards Package for Cable’s #1 Awards Show
BET Networks has tapped brand consultancy & creative agency Troika to develop the identity for their top-rated show, the BET Awards ‘13. The identity was featured throughout BET’s out-of-home, on-air, and digital promotional campaign leading up to the Awards, and culminated with the 13th Annual BET Awards on June 30th.
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JVC GY-HM650 ProHD Camera Saves WWSB Thousands in Satellite Truck Costs With One Assignment
News: JVC GY-HM650 ProHD Camera Saves WWSB Thousands in Satellite Truck Costs With One AssignmentFlorida Station Provides Live Coverage from Wallenda’s Arizona Tightrope Walk
Sarasota, Fla., resident Nik Wallenda gained national attention last month when he completed a 1,400-foot-long tightrope walk across the Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The event was shown live on the Discovery Channel on June 23, but WWSB, an ABC affiliate based in Sarasota (DMA #14), used the built-in streaming capabilities of the JVC GY-HM650 ProHD mobile news camera to provide live coverage of press conferences and other events from Arizona for Wallenda’s hometown fans.
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Buster Wins Creative Agency of the Year During 2013 Promax/BDA Conference
News: Buster Wins Creative Agency of the Year During 2013 Promax/BDA ConferenceDesign and animation studio Buster is the winner of the 2013 Promax/BDA Creative Agency of the Year Award. Buster’s Chief Creative Officer / Executive Producer Jonas Morganstein accepted the award to a packed house. Brad Roth and Mark Feldstein, principals of Stun Creative, the parent company of Buster, made the announcement.
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Ah2 Music Composers Jeff Lippencott and Mark T. Williams Win Eight 2013 ASCAP Awards, During 28th Annual Film & Television Music Awards Ceremonies in Beverly Hills
News: Ah2 Music Composers Jeff Lippencott and Mark T. Williams Win Eight 2013 ASCAP Awards, During 28th Annual Film & Television Music Awards Ceremonies in Beverly HillsComposers Jeff Lippencott and Mark T. Williams, Co-Founders of Ah2 Music, were big winners at the 2013 ASCAP Awards during ceremonies held last night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Lippencott and Williams each won four ASCAP Awards – Eight Awards in total for the partnership.
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Shedding a Bright Light on Caretakers, Your Turn to Care Wins Gracie Award Executive Producer Margaret Hussey Brings Critical Stories To Life
News: Shedding a Bright Light on Caretakers, Your Turn to Care Wins Gracie Award Executive Producer Margaret Hussey Brings Critical Stories To LifeMargaret Hussey, award winning producer of hundreds of hours of news and reality programs, will join her "women in media" colleagues in New York in June, when Your Turn To Care will receive a Gracie Award® for Outstanding Series. Hussey is the Executive Producer for "Your Turn to Care," produced by KCET.
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Beyond International Relies On Aspera High-Speed Transfer To Power Global Production Workflows
Aspera transfers full-resolution content between production teams enabling global workflows for highly rated shows
Booth #5G2-05 — Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced that Beyond International, a leading global production company with over 3900 hours of global television to its credit, has expanded its deployment of Aspera’s high-speed fasp™ technology for production of hit shows such as "MythBusters", "Selling Houses", "Deadly Women", "Behind Mansion Walls" and "Toy Box."
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Trilogy Appoints New Distributor In Asia
Trilogy, a world class supplier of voice communications technologies for the broadcast, industrial and commercial sectors, has appointed Danmon Asia as its official distributor in Indochina for its range of professional intercom products.
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Digital Arts Trailblazes New Age Of Digital Audio And Picture Post Production In New York City
News: Digital Arts Trailblazes New Age Of Digital Audio And Picture Post Production In New York CityIn anticipation of the mass adoption of 4K/Ultra High Definition (UHD) technology worldwide, New York’s Digital Arts is blazing a trail in the feature and TV communities with the first true-4K post production facility on the East Coast. This ground-breaking advance fuses the latest 4K color grading and finishing capabilities with state-of-the-art audio technologies, in a landmark, ultra-modern, environment – unleashing new and exciting possibilities for feature and broadcast producers to create and deliver compelling 4K and UHD content.
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Facilis TerraBlock Used on Two ABC Studios Series by DigitalFilm Tree
News: Facilis TerraBlock Used on Two ABC Studios Series by DigitalFilm TreeOn-Site Shared Storage Solution Facilitates Efficient Workflow Solution
Facilis TerraBlock has provided a shared storage solution for two ABC Studios series in Burbank, CA as part of a new workflow process that provides an integrated remote post set up that includes editorial, online, titling, color, dailies and VFX.
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LA's Stun Creative Shoots and Produces New 2013 Summer Campaign for Bravo Media: Fourth Annual "Summer By Bravo" Brand Campaign Stars Over 30 Bravolebrities and One Monkey
News: LA's Stun Creative Shoots and Produces New 2013 Summer Campaign for Bravo Media: Fourth Annual "Summer By Bravo" Brand Campaign Stars Over 30 Bravolebrities and One MonkeyStun Creative, an award winning advertising agency and production company based in LA, has produced and shot the new 2013 summer promotional campaign for client Bravo Media. The new work marks the fourth-annual “Summer by Bravo” multi-platform promotional campaign produced by Stun, and celebrates the network’s pop culture brand and its upcoming original programming.
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Colorfront Unleashes Express Dailies 2013 At CineGear Expo
News: Colorfront Unleashes Express Dailies 2013 At CineGear ExpoCutting-edge On-Set Live! grading plus Copy Central toolsets streamline end-to-end production workflows
CineGear Expo, Paramount Studios, Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer Colorfront (http://www.colorfront.com) is now shipping Express Dailies 2013, its high-performance on-set dailies system for commercials, motion picture and high-end episodic HD television production. This latest release delivers a new set of trailblazing productivity features that meet the demand for streamlined end-to-end dailies workflow, including On-Set Live! grading, plus verified copying, faster-than-realtime encoding of multiple deliverables, plus checksum verified ingest, copying and archival via the Copy Central™ capability.
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Filmmakers Jeffrey Williams and Dan Greenberger Present "Man Up, Little Boy" Short Film Starring Bradley Whitford at Dances with Films Festival June 5 in Hollywood
News: Filmmakers Jeffrey Williams and Dan Greenberger Present "Man Up, Little Boy" Short Film Starring Bradley Whitford at Dances with Films Festival June 5 in HollywoodEmmy Award-winning “West Wing” cast member Bradley Whitford, whose new ABC comedy series “Trophy Wife” debuts this Fall, stars in a new, independent, dark comedy short film entitled “Man Up, Little Boy.” The 8-minute film will make its debut during the “Dances with Films” Festival held at Hollywood’s Chinese Theatres, and will be presented there on Wednesday, June 5, at 5PM.
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Trilogy signals GPS upgrade option for Mentor XL
Trilogy, a world class supplier of voice communications technologies for the broadcast, industrial and commercial sectors, has released a new GPS option board for its class-leading master reference generator, Mentor XL.
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ShootersInc Unveils Extensive New Directorial Roster
Company Signs 7 Directors & Positions Itself For An Integrated Future
ShootersINC, the creative multi-dimensional content company, has unveiled an extensive new Directorial roster, including the signing of seven Directors. Joining the company is a diverse group of talent: Directors Robert Adamo, Kris Magyarits, Rob Markopoulos, Ira Rosensweig, Judy Starkman, Julian van Mil and Scott Whitham.
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Season Three Of Late Music Icon Jenni Rivera’s Reality Series “I Love Jenni” Finishing At AlphaDogs Post
News: Season Three Of Late Music Icon Jenni Rivera’s Reality Series “I Love Jenni” Finishing At AlphaDogs PostBurbank based AlphaDogs Post Production is currently working on season three of the late Latin music icon Jenni Rivera’s reality show," I Love Jenni". The final season of "I Love Jenni" premiered on April 14 on mun2, and has reached 2.3 million total viewers since its premiere. The series-to-date finished the month in the #1 spot among all Hispanic cable networks and beat English-language cable networks Comedy Central, FX, TBS, A&E, Family channel, Lifetime and AMC, among others, for both Hispanic adults 18-34 and Hispanic adults 18-49. The final season is the series’ most successful season to date. "I Love Jenni" airs Sunday evenings at 9e/8c on mun2.
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Buster Beefs Up Creative Talent Roster
News: Buster Beefs Up Creative Talent RosterJoseph Kiely Named Executive Creative Director for On-Air Design, While Neville Burtis Named Executive Creative Director for BusterINK
Design and animation studio Buster has beefed up its creative talent roster by naming Joseph Kiely as the company’s new Executive Creative Director for motion graphics, and Neville Burtis as Executive Creative Director of the agency’s print, outdoor and digital division, BusterINK. Both men report to Buster’s Chief Creative Officer / Executive Producer Jonas Morganstein. Brad Roth and Mark Feldstein, principals of Stun Creative, the parent company of Buster, made the announcement.
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Rachel Morrison to Receive WIF Kodak Vision Award
News: Rachel Morrison to Receive WIF Kodak Vision AwardCinematographer Rachel Morrison, who photographed the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner "Fruitvale Station," will be presented with the Kodak Vision Award at the 2013 Women In Film (WIF) Crystal + Lucy® Awards in Los Angeles on June 12. The award is given annually to a female filmmaker with outstanding achievements in cinematography, who also collaborates with and assists women in the entertainment industry.
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OConnor Helps Keep Up the Pace on Scandal
News: OConnor Helps Keep Up the Pace on ScandalIt’s hard to figure out who is good or bad in the popular television series, "Scandal". That dichotomy is the force that drives the plot of the fast paced ABC hit. The last thing that cinematographer Oliver Bokelberg, ASC needs is a camera package that can’t keep up. There is no room for “good or bad” when it comes to his gear. That’s why he relies on top-of-the-line equipment, including 2575 fluid heads from OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group brand, for support.
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Unified Video Technologies Strengthens Global Commercial Team
VP, Sales and Business Development and Client Solution Advisors to lead customer migration to Digital TV, OTT and next-generation IPTV workflows
Unified Video Technologies (UNIV), specialists in developing, integrating and operating complete high-performance media and broadcast ecosystems for broadcasters and enterprises, announces a series of new appointments that strengthens the commercial foundation of the company several months into its launch.
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Rhythm & Hues Alumni Thom Burkhart Named Senior Producer at STEELE Studios
News: Rhythm & Hues Alumni Thom Burkhart Named Senior Producer at STEELE StudiosSTEELE Studios, a leading post production company and creator of visual imagery for Films, Commercials, Television, Broadcast, Music Videos and Online/Viral Media, has named Thom Burkhart as the company’s new Senior Producer. Most recently, Burkhart had been Head of Digital Post Production for Rhythm & Hues for 14 years.
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Sachtler artemis Keeps Keith Moving
News: Sachtler artemis Keeps Keith MovingWhen New York-based camera stabilizer operator Adam Keith is shooting live television news coverage, music concerts and commercials, his camera support of choice is the artemis stabilizing system from Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company. “The artemis is a very versatile machine,” he explains. “The rig is easily adjusted to the liking of each operator. The tool-free gimbal allows the rig to be adjusted quickly during the live shows for the different needs of each segment.”
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Televisa Partners With Troika To Rebrand Galavision As GalaTV
News: Televisa Partners With Troika To Rebrand Galavision As GalaTVMexican Network Partners with Branding Agency to Deliver New Brand Strategy & Identity
Televisa, the largest media company in Latin America, has tapped American brand consultancy and creative agency Troika to deliver a new brand strategy and identity to their general entertainment network, GalaTV, formerly Galavision. GalaTV, whose programming includes Novelas, news, sports, and comedy, is set to unveil the new brand on Monday, April 15th.
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Boris Soundbite Powered by Nexidia Wins StudioDaily Prime Award
StudioDaily Recognizes Boris Soundbite as the Most Innovative New Post-Production Product
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, today announced that Boris Soundbite has received a StudioDaily Prime Award for the Most Innovative New Post-Production Product.
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