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AlphaDogs Takes A Thrill Ride Through Dark Place
News: AlphaDogs Takes A Thrill Ride Through Dark PlaceWhile making an independent film is mostly a very rewarding experience, things can also become very stressful and overwhelming along the way, particularly when it comes time for final delivery. With festival deadlines looming, tight budgets, and the daunting task of navigating through what the post-process entails, filmmakers often times are not sure where to begin. The first step is to find a reputable post-production facility that specializes in the needs of the indie filmmaker. It’s important to find a facility that will take the time to listen and work with you every step of the way to ensure delivery of a high quality film.
published 2 weeks ago   read more
Beer-Soaked Knight In Shining Armor Rides Through AlphaDogs
Burbank-based AlphaDogs announced they have completed post services for the new romantic comedy "Pacoima Can Wait." The story follows the adventures of self-destructive Nigel Waferhouse who through his humiliating calamities discovers he can still be a knight, even if it’s in beer-soaked shining armor. The film will screen later this year at film festivals across the country.
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AlphaDogs Knocks Out New Celebrity Reality Series For Hispanic Cable Network mun2
News: AlphaDogs Knocks Out New Celebrity Reality Series For Hispanic Cable Network mun2Burbank-based AlphaDogs Post Production announced they are working on the new mun2 Hispanic celebrity reality series "Welcome To Los Vargas." In the 13 episode series, audiences get a behind-the-scenes look at the life of retired three-time World Boxing Champion, Fernando Vargas, and his wife of 20 years, Martha, and their four children. The series airs Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST on mun2, the leading Hispanic entertainment cable network.
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Editors’ Lounge Kicks Off 2014 With Demonstrations From Avid, Filmlight And Pond5
News: Editors’ Lounge Kicks Off 2014 With Demonstrations From Avid, Filmlight And Pond5A trusted source for the latest in new technology for the post-production professional
The Editors’ Lounge kicks off 2014 with a double presentation from Avid and Filmlight, as well as first-time presenter Pond5. A trusted source for the latest in new technology for the post-production professional, the Editors’ Lounge gives the opportunity to learn new skills hands-on while networking with other industry peers. The event will be held on Friday, January 31st at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave, Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 p.m. RSVP is required.
published 3 months ago   read more
Schweet Opens Production Offices at Hollywood Center Studios
Reality TV producer is currently developing series for National Geographic, A&E, Style Network and E!
Schweet Entertainment, a full-service television production company headed by executive producers Rob Worsoff, Jack Osbourne and Brian Wendel, has opened production offices at historic Hollywood Center Studios. Producers of the hit National Geographic series Alpha Dogs, Schweet is currently developing new series for National Geographic, A&E, the Style Network and E! The company recently produced video for the 2013 World Tour of Black Sabbath. It earlier produced the theatrical documentary "God Bless Ozzy Osbourne."
published 6 months ago   read more
Lights, Camera, Color With Davinci Resolve 10 At The September Editors’ Lounge
News: Lights, Camera, Color With Davinci Resolve 10 At The September Editors’ LoungeIt’s lights, camera, color at the September Editors’ Lounge starring DaVinci Resolve 10 with a completely redesigned user interface. Editors and post- production professionals will have the opportunity to get an up close look at all the latest features with demonstrations by colorist David Block that will include, dailies and metadata, HSL curve grading, color decision lists, 4K grading and monitoring, plus much more. The event will be held Friday, September 27th at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 pm. RSVP is required in order to attend.
published 7 months ago   read more
AlphaDogs Explores The Trials And Tribulations Of Independent Film Pioneer Wakefield Poole
News: AlphaDogs Explores The Trials And Tribulations Of Independent Film Pioneer Wakefield PooleBeing a pioneer in any field is at the very least daunting, but imagine if what you are doing not only deals with a taboo topic of the era, but could also earn you some time in jail? In the documentary film "I Always Said Yes: The Many Lives Of Wakefield Poole" audiences are given an inside look into the life of overlooked gay liberation and independent film pioneer, Wakefield Poole. Directed by Jim Tushinski and sponsored by the San Francisco Film Society, the film will screen at selected film festivals later this year and into 2014.
published 7 months ago   read more
Aliens With An Appetite Descend Upon AlphaDogs
News: Aliens With An Appetite Descend Upon AlphaDogsAliens with a ravenous appetite for summertime campers have descended upon AlphaDogs in the action sci-fi thriller "Alien Hunger." Starring Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica) and Vernon Wells (Road Warrior, Commando) "Alien Hunger" keeps audiences on the edge of their seats as something that’s "not of this earth" terrorizes and feeds on the flesh of campers only yards away from the comforts of the park rangers' home. The film will screen at various festivals and be available on DVD later this year.
published 8 months ago   read more
American Empire Occupies AlphaDogs Domain
News: American Empire Occupies AlphaDogs DomainBurbank based AlphaDogs Post Production is pleased to announce the release of the docufilm "American Empire" on Amazon instant streaming and DVD this July. The film is also available on i-Tunes, Vudu and Xbox.
published 9 months ago   read more
AlphaDogs Provides Solutions For Delivery Of Mixed Frame Media In The Feature Documentary “FrackNation”
News: AlphaDogs Provides Solutions For Delivery Of Mixed Frame Media In The Feature Documentary “FrackNation”Mixed frame rate media has become a common headache in the post- production profession. With the abundance of affordable cameras now available on the market, and more filmmakers producing their own content using a variety of methods, post-production facilities must not only stay relevant, but also stay flexible to the clients needs when delivering projects.
published 10 months ago   read more
Editors’ Lounge Attendees Get Exclusive Preview Of New Post-Production Tools From Avid
News: Editors’ Lounge Attendees Get Exclusive Preview Of New Post-Production Tools From AvidAttendees were treated to a sneak peek hands-on experience of the new Media Composer 7, Pro-Tools 11, as well as upcoming enhancements to Interplay Sphere, originally launched at IBC 2012, that allows editors to work with each other from anywhere
The Editors’ Lounge hosted their annual post-NAB round-up on May 17 with an all-Avid event showcasing the latest tools for post-production professionals. Attendees were treated to a sneak peek hands-on experience of the new Media Composer 7, Pro-Tools 11, as well as upcoming enhancements to Interplay Sphere, originally launched at IBC 2012, that allows editors to work with each other from anywhere. These updates to Avid products will officially launch in June. One lucky raffle winner at the end of the evening went home with a copy of Media Composer 7.
published 10 months ago   read more
Alphadogs Finds Love With Zombie Bigfoots
News: Alphadogs Finds Love With Zombie BigfootsColor played a vital role in telling the suspenseful, yet humorous story of zombie bigfoots traipsing through the dark woods of Northern California.
Zombie bigfoots have taken over AlphaDogs in the comedic/horror film "Love In The Time Of Monsters." Directed by Matt Jackson., this outrageous tale of love follows two sisters as they travel to a cheesy tourist trap and battle toxic monsters dressed in bigfoot costumes to save the ones they love. While violent and scary at times, the premise of the story is about sacrifice, courage, and forgiveness.
published 11 months ago   read more
Avid Speeding Into The May Editors’ Lounge With Accelerated Workflows
Attendees will have the chance to get an up-close look at all the new features and latest gear from Avid
Whether you attended NAB this year, or couldn’t make it, you won’t want to miss this month’s Editors’ Lounge where attendees will have the chance to get an up-close look at all the new features and latest gear from Avid. Product designers and managers of Media Composer and Sphere are coming from the Massachusetts office to give demonstrations throughout the evening and will be available to answer questions. Special date for the event will be Friday, May 17 at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave, Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 pm. RSVP is required to attend the event.
published 11 months ago   read more
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.
published 11 months ago   read more
Much Aloha Found At AlphaDogs
News: Much Aloha Found At AlphaDogsThe documentary film E Haku Inoa: To Weave A Name, follows filmmaker Christen Marquez on her personal journey to reconnect with her estranged mother and find out the meaning of her 60-letter-long Hawaiian name.
Hawaiian naming practices are steeped in tradition and carry many different meanings. Origins of the name given at birth can range from dream or spiritual inspirations to family names that are passed down, or an event that happens around the birth of the child. The documentary film E Haku Inoa: To Weave A Name, follows filmmaker Christen Marquez on her personal journey to reconnect with her estranged mother and find out the meaning of her 60-letter-long Hawaiian name. The story touches on Hawaiian culture and the struggle to support traditions in a world where there are many forces working to erase them.
published 11 months ago   read more
Fanboys Of My Little Pony Gallop Into AlphaDogs
The biggest fans of "My Little Pony" are not limited to little girls anymore and may be surpassed by adult men, or otherwise known as “Bronies” who now are presumably one of the fastest growing fan bases of the franchise. Business professionals from all walks of life (including some women) are finding the true meaning of “friendship is magic” in a community that allows men to be sensitive and compassionate, without being viewed as weak.
published 12 months ago   read more
Tsunami Of Data Hits Editors' Lounge 10th Annual Pre-NAB Panel
The evening consisted of candid discussions with experts in the industry about what can be expected at this year's April show in Las Vegas. Topics explored included 3-D, 4K, multi-screen and more
Burbank based AlphaDogs Post Production celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Editors' Lounge by convening a group of industry experts for their annual Pre-NAB Discussion Panel. Topics ranged from 3-D, 4K, multi-screen and what to expect at this year’s NAB in Las Vegas with an extensive Q&A before an audience of over 100 production and post-production professionals.
published 1 year ago   read more
“Project Runway” Contestants Use HP and Intel Technology to Incorporate Structure and Art into Fashion Design
HP ENVY x2 and fine art provide inspiration for pattern-making challenge; new design contest encourages fans to create
HP showcased its innovative technology on last night’s episode of “Project Runway,” the popular, long-running hit show on Lifetime.
published 1 year ago   read more
Alphadogs Post Has Fireside Chat With The President
It takes more than just having the latest up-to-date equipment to deliver a quality project. Effective communication in post-production is more important now than it’s ever been. With the wide variety of media and codecs being in a constant state of change, it’s crucial to not just stay educated on the latest technology, but to practice good communication skills with clients from the beginning to end of each project.
published 1 year ago   read more
10Th Annual Pre-Nab Editors’ Lounge To Scrutinize The Future Of Post Production
The evening will preview NAB 2013 with candid discussions about what can be expected at this year's April show in Las Vegas
The Editors’ Lounge celebrates its 10th anniversary by presenting the Annual Pre-NAB Discussion Panel. Once again, a panel of experts has been assembled to scrutinize the current state of affairs in post-production, and discuss future business and technical trends. The event will be held on Friday, March 22nd at Key Code Media, 270 S. Flower St. Burbank, CA beginning at 6:15 pm. RSVP required to attend.http://www.editorslounge.com/nextevent.html
published 1 year ago   read more
Alphadogs Post Beats The Train To The Finish For “The Trestle At Pope Lick Creek”
AlphaDogs Post Production is pleased to announce they have completed work on the AFI Thesis Film, The Trestle At Pope Lick Creek. Based on the play by Naomi Wallace, the film is a coming-of-age story with a wicked twist that reaches into the depths of a nation and asks, "what lies beneath?" The film premieres at the American Film Institute on Saturday, March 9th with two screenings at 8:00pm and 9:30pm.
published 1 year ago   read more
AlphaDogs Post Beats The Train To The Finish For "The Trestle At Pope Lick Creek"
AlphaDogs Post Production is pleased to announce they have completed work on the AFI Thesis Film, The Trestle At Pope Lick Creek. Based on the play by Naomi Wallace, the film is a coming-of-age story with a wicked twist that reaches into the depths of a nation and asks, "what lies beneath?"
published 1 year ago   read more
AlphaDogs Post Inflicts Suspense In New Indie Thriller
As any good indie filmmaker knows, post-production is an extremely important part of the puzzle when it comes to creating a great independent film. The process can often become overwhelming however, and leave the indie filmmaker unsure of how to begin post-production or find a facility that caters to the specific needs of independent filmmaking.
published 1 year ago   read more
Editors' Lounge Demonstrates Time Saving Tools For Post Production
The Editors’ Lounge recently kicked off their 2013 educational series with demonstrations on time-saving tools for the post-production professional. Editors and other industry professionals enjoyed an evening chocked full of invaluable tips and trade secrets, including how you can now edit from anywhere with the use of your i-Pad.
published 1 year ago   read more
AlphaDogs Delivers Google's Zeitgeist 2012 With Virtual Post Workflow
Review and approval were all done digitally via the Internet without it being necessary for the clients to visit AlphaDogs facility in person
Burbank based AlphaDogs Post has completed post-production services for Google’s annual video titled Zietgeist 2012 Year-In-Review. Airing recently on broadcast television and going viral on the Internet with over 13 million views, Zeitgeist, which means “the spirit of the times” tells the story of 2012 through the eyes of Google Search.
published 1 year ago   read more
Editors' Lounge Fully Charged In 2013 With TouchEdit For iPad, BorisFX, And Blackmagic Design
Attendees will get an up close look at the new editing application for the i-Pad, over 200 VFX filters, and the latest Teranex 2D technology with presentations from industry experts throughout the evening
The Editors’ Lounge returns in 2013 with an exciting line-up of new product demonstrations and special guests. A trusted source for the latest in new technology for the post-production professional, the Editors’ Lounge gives the opportunity to learn new skills hands-on while networking with other industry peers.
published 1 year ago   read more
Post Production Professionals Learn Invaluable Color Correction Tips At AlphaDogs Editors' Lounge
Film and television editors learned how waveform monitors aid in perfecting the craft of color-correction with the seminar now available on The Editors' Lounge Channel
If you have ever struggled with making a final sequence look better, or in trying to figure out how to fix a few bad shots for a director, you are not alone. For many editors, color correction is a black art that few seem to master. The Editors’ Lounge shed new light on this topic recently with a seminar taught by author and veteran colorist, Steve Hullfish. Post-production professionals learned about the importance and the countless benefits of using waveform monitors to aid in perfecting the craft of color-correction. Now into its ninth year, The Editors’ Lounge hosts educational seminars monthly at AlphaDogs Post Production in Burbank, CA, with leading experts in the field of post-production introducing new technologies in a classroom style setting that allows for hands-on learning.
published 1 year ago   read more
Bronx Boys Show AlphaDogs Post A Good Time
Real friends can be tough to come by. In a world where social media has become the norm in connecting with others it’s easy to be under the false pretense of having lots of friends. But how many of these friends do you really know personally and more importantly, how many of these people will become loyal friends that span an entire lifetime? In the new feature-length documentary, The Bronx Boys-Still Playing at 80 fifteen men who first met in kindergarten while living in the Bronx show it’s not only possible to stay close friends for over 75 years, but that you can still have just as much fun as you did during your youth. Age, after all, is only a number and nothing holds these boys back from anything short of having a good time.
published 1 year ago   read more
AlphaDogs Post Sheds New Light On Gang Culture
Using color as a storytelling tool makes a good story more interesting visually and helps to convey the emotion of the film
Gangs of one type or another have been around for hundreds of years. While most of us conjure up images of guns and violence, there is often a human element to gang culture not expected in this kind of lifestyle. In the feature-length documentary Homeboy, Director Dino Dinco takes another perspective on the topic by examining the lives of gay Latino men who are ex-gang members and the transformation these men have undergone from membership within a gang. Exclusive interviews with former gang members from around the Los Angeles area give first hand accounts of what it was like coming to terms with their sexuality, inclusive of the stereotypes of being both gay and Latino in a world that is hyper-masculine and largely heterosexual.
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AlphaDogs Post Brings Out The Color In "Songs From The Farm"
News: AlphaDogs Post Brings Out The Color In "Songs From The Farm"The sudden loss of a family member or loved one may be one of the most difficult and painful experiences that will occur at some point in your life. How grief is handled is a very personal choice with family traditions and culture playing a big role. While there is no right or wrong way in dealing with these types of painful emotions, sometimes they are dealt with in ways that don’t always make sense to everyone else. In the documentary Songs From The Farm, Director and Producer Alice Ho, examines the lives of a rural fur farmer and his wife living in Shandong, China as they struggle to cope with life after their son’s suicide, each managing grief in very different ways.
published 1 year ago   read more
AlphaDogs Post Curbs The Shopping Addiction
Shopping sprees. We’ve all been guilty at one point or another of overspending and making impulsive purchases. But what happens when shopping becomes a main source of escape and entertainment to the point of causing financial distress and problems in one’s personal relationships? Oniomania, or otherwise known as shopping addiction has become a common problem in America today. On Monday, October 15 at 11/10c The Oxygen Network will premiere a new docu-series titled My Shopping Addiction that takes a closer look at this disorder. Each hour-long episode will profile two different shopping addicts who with the help of a clinical psychologist delve into the causes of their compulsive spending and learn how to get their lives and finances under control.
published 2 years ago   read more
AlphaDogs Digital Service Station Takes Off In The Great White North
An alternative solution for delivering content is now available in Toronto, Canada. All clients need to do is shoot and edit
In today’s world of post-production, it is not uncommon to feel overwhelmed by all of the different delivery specs, not to mention making sure you have the correct tools in place to deliver projects on time within the allotted budgets. Most independent content producers are not given the luxury of owning expensive decks and working with a limited production and post-production team in getting projects completed makes things even more challenging. AlphaDogs Digital Service Station® has been providing an alternative solution for delivering content in both an easy and affordable fashion since its inception in 2004 and has now expanded services to include Toronto, Canada.
published 2 years ago   read more
AlphaDogs Digital Service Station Takes Off In The Great White North
In today’s world of post-production, it is not uncommon to feel overwhelmed by all of the different delivery specs, not to mention making sure you have the correct tools in place to deliver projects on time within the allotted budgets. Most independent content producers are not given the luxury of owning expensive decks and working with a limited production and post-production team in getting projects completed makes things even more challenging. AlphaDogs Digital Service Station® has been providing an alternative solution for delivering content in both an easy and affordable fashion since its inception in 2004 and has now expanded services to include Toronto, Canada.
published 2 years ago   read more
AlphaDogs Post Production Finishes "Enough Already! With Peter Walsh" For Oprah Winfrey Network
Burbank based AlphaDogs Post Production is pleased to announce completion of work on "Enough Already! With Peter Walsh" A new reality show for the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) hosted by organizational expert Peter Walsh. The series airs Mondays on the OWN network at 8pm EST.
published 3 years ago   read more
AlphaDogs Post Production Completes Pilot For The Science Channel
AlphaDogs Post Production is pleased to announce completion of the TV pilot "Stuck With Hackett" for The Science Channel. A survivor man show that follows metal artist and engineer Chris Hackett as he uses discarded parts to build items including; a beacon made out of a car battery and a make shift air conditioner good enough to keep cool in the Mojave desert.
published 3 years ago   read more
Softron Media Services Announces Availability of OnTheAir Video 2.5
Update enhances application’s play-out capabilities to include ARGB files for keying motion graphics over live video
Softron Media Services today announced immediate availability of OnTheAir Video 2.5.
published 4 years ago   read more
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