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Ross Video’s Streamline Media Asset Management and Order Management Solution at IBC 2014
News: Ross Video’s Streamline Media Asset Management and Order Management Solution at IBC 2014Ross Video kicks off the first day of IBC 2014 with a major new introduction - announcing Streamline Media Asset and Order Management System for Ross' XPression Motion Graphics Platform. Streamline provides both a searchable database of media and a comprehensive set of workflow tools.
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LightWave 3D Group Offers $695 LightWave 11.6 Crossgrade to 2D and 3D Artists
News: LightWave 3D Group Offers $695 LightWave 11.6 Crossgrade to 2D and 3D ArtistsAdd the powerful, Easy-To-Use Modeling, Rendering and Animation Tools in Lightwave 3D to any Creative Pipeline at an Exclusive Price
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., is offering a $695 (USD) crossgrade price for a full license of LightWave 11.6 software to current owners of other 2D and 3D software programs—a savings of $800 over the current $1495 (USD) retail price of LightWave. The $695 crossgrade offer is set to end September 30, 2014.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc.
Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc., a leading developer of high end digital compositing, visual effects and motion graphics software for the feature film, commercial, television and broadcast industries. eyeon, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackmagic Design.
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Pixel Factory Automates Resolution-Independent Graphics and Media Assembly
Software Product Combines Leading Workflow and Graphics Tools to Eliminate Repetitive Manual Tasks in Branding, Versioning and Localisation
Stand 7.A31 – Pixel Power has brought together a software implementation of its realtime graphics engine Clarity with its Gallium workflow solution to create a unified graphics and media assembly system for file-based environments. This innovative system, Pixel Factory, automatically generates content such as different versions of a programme or promo, channel branding, and localisation or personalisation of content.
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SMPTE® and FKTG Release Details on Forum 2015, 'Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective'
Two-Day Forum Will Examine Emerging Technologies and Business Impact of Broadband Media Across All Platforms
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 details for the SMPTE Forum 2015 "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective." Produced in partnership with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), with collaboration from the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, the SMPTE Forum is scheduled for 7-8 May 2015, at the Fraunhofer-Forum in Berlin. Factors as wide as EU policy, net neutrality, copyright, and mining "big data" are shaping the possibilities in the complex European market and redefining how the industry engages its audience. The SMPTE Forum 2015 will examine these topics, and how connectivity, bandwidth, and media technology improvements will impact media production and distribution across all platforms, from cinema and broadcast to mobile and interactive new media technologies.
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MOG Technologies Partners with Step2e To Deliver Complete And Effective Broadcast Solutions
MOG, the leading provider of MXF and centralized ingest solutions, and Step2e Broadcast AG of Unterföhring (Munich), Germany, a leading supplier of innovative software based workflow solutions for broadcasters have currently established a technology partnership in order to deliver complete and highly effective solutions for the broadcast industry.
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What’s the Buzz?
News: What’s the Buzz?New Pixel Power Solution Puts Social Media On Air Quickly, Accurately and Cost-Effectively
Stand 7.A31 – There is no doubt that social media drives engagement with television production. Audiences want to comment, to contribute, to get involved. Buzz, a new product from Pixel Power, makes this happen – simply, effectively and safely.
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Getty Images Celebrates 10Th Anniversary of Grants Programme, Announces 2014 Recipients at Visa Pour l’Image
Getty Images has Awarded $1.2M Since The Inception of its Programme, Including $130K In 2014, Demonstrating a Continued Commitment to Promoting Excellence in Imagery Through Tangible, Positive Contributions to The Industry.
The world’s leading visual communications company, Getty Images, today announced the recipients of its 10th annual grants programme. Since its inception in 2004, Getty Images has supported the photojournalism and photographic communities with $1.2M in financial grants, receiving thousands of entries throughout the decade tenure. In 2014 Getty Images received a total of 575 entries from photographers in 89 countries.
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Pixel Power Partners with Digimetrics for File-Based QC
Aurora 5 Provides Comprehensive, Powerful and Fast Quality Management within a Managed Resource Platform
Stand 7.A31 – Pixel Power, the innovative supplier of broadcast graphics and playout solutions, has completed an agreement with Digimetrics which will see the Aurora file-based quality control system integrated into Gallium content management and playout workflows from Pixel Power. Aurora provides market-leading quality control, and is an ideal fit for Gallium’s intelligent workflows.
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Hit House Writes Original Music for Wildly Popular "Superfan" Netflix TV Spot Starring Ricky Gervais
News: Hit House Writes Original Music for Wildly Popular "Superfan" Netflix TV Spot Starring Ricky GervaisTop music production company The Hit House wrote and produced the original music featured within a wildly popular new Netflix TV spot entitled “Superfan,” starring Ricky Gervais. The new spot made its debut during last week’s Emmy Awards telecast. Sally House, Executive Producer at The Hit House, made the announcement.
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Roger & Constant Contact Help Small Businesses Grow In New Mixed-Media Campaign
News: Roger & Constant Contact Help Small Businesses Grow In New Mixed-Media CampaignMixed-media production studio Roger recently partnered with Constant Contact on a new campaign for its online marketing toolkit for small businesses. Whether it's a social media campaign or an email newsletter to kick-off a big sale, Constant Contact provides its users all the tools and free marketing advice they need to meet their goals, no matter how much they change.
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Big Block Live Clicks With Greenpeace
News: Big Block Live Clicks With GreenpeaceJosh + Vince Direct Comic Genius Reggie Watts in "#ClickClean" Videos
Big Block Live and its directorial team Josh + Vince brought the good energy, their close ties to the artistic community and their signature brand of humor to the new Greenpeace campaign "#Click Clean" by The VIA Agency.
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Early Registration for GameSoundCon Conference Ends Soon
Register for the 10th Conference on Video Game Music and Sound Design in Los Angeles by September 1 at early bird discounted price
GameSoundCon 2014, the leading conference on video game music and sound design, has announced early bird discounts on all registrations until September 1, 2014. The organization’s 10th conference will be held October 7-8 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles and feature two days of sessions, panel discussions and hands-on workshops from over twenty of the game industry’s leading composers, sound designers and audio directors.
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PNY and Red Barn Support Innovative Program for At-Risk Youth
PNY Donates Workstation-Class NVIDIA® Quadro® Graphics Cards For New Digital Art Technology Classroom for The Animation Project
The Animation Project (TAP) in New York has pioneered a novel and effective method for helping at-risk youth: Use digital art technology as a therapeutic medium and workforce development tool. To support this effort, PNY, Intel and Red Barn Technology Group contributed to the creation of a new classroom of graphics workstations to assist TAP in its endeavors.
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NuContext Creative Signs Award-Winning, Comedy Writer-Director Vinny Lopez to Expanding Roster of Talent
News: NuContext Creative Signs Award-Winning, Comedy Writer-Director Vinny Lopez to Expanding Roster of TalentAward-winning, comedy Writer-Director Vinny Lopez has been welcomed to the team at NuContext Creative. Led by company Founder/Executive Creative Director Angela Guice, NuContext has signed Lopez to the company’s expanding Directorial roster for national representation in television promos, commercials/advertising, and branded content.
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PipelineFX to Host Panel on “Building a Next-Generation Render Farm Pipeline” at SIGGRAPH 2014
Technology Experts from Digital Domain, Scalar Decisions, and Digital District Weighing In During Birds of a Feather Event; Designer-Friendly Licensing Option Set to Debut
This year at SIGGRAPH 2014, PipelineFX will focus on how studios can get to a future-ready render farm quicker. Through a Birds of a Feather panel that includes tech leads from Digital Domain and Digital District, as well as demos of the soon-to-be-released Qube! 6.6, PipelineFX will unlock how studios of every size can get there.
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Announcing: The Southeast Creative Summit 2014 / Atlanta Creative Ball 2014! November 7-9, 2014; Atlanta, Georgia Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel!
The Southeast Creative Summit is returning to Atlanta after a successful inaugural year! In our first year, we had over 100 attendees from 12 states attend nearly 80 workshops over three days. This year we have even more talent on the schedule, including Academy Award winning sound mixer Ed Novick (The Dark Knight, Inception), Emmy Award winning editor Jesse Averna (Sesame Street), editor Zack Arnold (Burn Notice, Glee), and many more notable experts in the production and post- production world.
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Creative Collective Wander Uses Syncopated Storytelling℠ To Craft Oxfam America’s “Be David”
News: Creative Collective Wander Uses Syncopated Storytelling℠ To Craft Oxfam America’s “Be David”Digital Short Aims To Educate, Inspire & Activate
“Be David” is an inspiring long-form PSA crafted by Creative Collective Wander in collaboration with Oxfam America. Using its signature Syncopated Storytelling℠, Wander created an information-rich narrative that blends enthusiasm and a touch of humor to activate viewers to champion for change with Oxfam America. In other words: find their inner David.
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IBC2014: Dalet Showcases Innovation in MAM-Driven Workflows and File-Based Tools
With the Resources of Three Technology Platforms at its Disposal, Dalet Offers Advanced Workflow Options and Video Manipulation Solutions
At IBC2014, Dalet Digital Media Systems will affirm its leadership in media asset management with new products that combine comprehensive workflow tools with state-of-the art image processing, transcoding and distribution.
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IABM Sees Unprecedented Growth In New Members in 2014
Global Companies from Across the New Nedia and Connected World Sectors Boost the IABM Membership Base
The IABM has seen a significant increase in new membership this year with 22 companies joining in the last six months. Already representing more than 80% of the value of the global broadcast technology market, the new membership shows a shift in focus, from traditional broadcast technology to the connected world and media sectors.
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IBC2014 Preview, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®)
Partnership Village, Stand 8.F51f
Technical Sessions, SMPTE members will lead a variety of sessions during the IBC2014 exhibition. The Society will offer "Laser Projectors Part 1: Seeing is Believing" and "Laser Projectors Part 2: Is the Devil in the Details?" as part of the IBC Big Screen Experience. Produced and chaired by Peter Ludé, past president of SMPTE, the session will address the impact of laser projection technology on digital cinema and provide a look at breathtaking images shown on the Big Screen Experience's 6-Primary laser projection system from Christie.
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Milkt Director Danny Clinch and Ringo Starr Give Peace a Chance for John Varvatos
News: Milkt Director Danny Clinch and Ringo Starr Give Peace a Chance for John VarvatosBuilding on his decade-long relationship with agency YARD and John Varvatos, Milkt Director Danny Clinch re-teamed with the iconic clothing brand to shoot “#PEACEROCKS,” a Fall/Winter campaign starring legendary musician Ringo Starr that also supports his charity The Ringo Starr Peace & Love Fund. The effort, anchored by a cameo-filled behind-the-scenes short film and a dynamic social media component, kicks off an initiative to spread a message of peace and love; a mission that Starr has championed for more than 40 years.
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MTWD Entertainment Announces Partnership with renown Producer, April Simpson
News: MTWD Entertainment Announces Partnership with renown Producer, April Simpson“Fork U” coming to the Contemporary Living Network
Award-winning MTWD Entertainment production team (Good Eats, This American Land, Network Earth, Foul Water Fiery Serpent) sets to launch a new multi-platform project Contemporary Living Network (CLN) in the Fall of 2014. CLN is gearing up for its launch in 2014 by developing and collaborating on new and unique lifestyle shows. One such collaboration is with Producer April Simpson on the upcoming food show titled Fork U. As a veteran TV producer and feature reporter, for more than a decade, April has helped create, launch and produce nationally syndicated shows such as “Daytime,” “Star Watch,” and the “Reel Animals Fishing Show.”
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2014 Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference Show Report
ETIA 2014 Overview
Showcasing the state of the art in technologies for providing entertainment over digital infrastructures, the second Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference was jointly sponsored by SMPTE and Stanford's Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN). On June 17 and 18, attendees gathered in the Nvidia Auditorium in the Huang Engineering Building on the Stanford campus to hear presentations from more than 50 industry experts. These visionaries shared their insights on best practices and future challenges for serving the entertainment needs of consumers worldwide over IP-based infrastructure — most commonly using the Internet.
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Broadcast Pix Part of New Video Call Center Solution for New Genre of Production Workflow
News: Broadcast Pix Part of New Video Call Center Solution for New Genre of Production WorkflowBroadcast Pix™ announced today that its integrated production switchers are being used with the new Video Call Center (VCC) automated production solution to bring the caller-based talk radio show format to television. By utilizing Broadcast Pix’s application programming interface (API) and file-based macros, the VCC system essentially creates a video-driven version of talk radio using Web-based video sources.
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AKA NYC Helps to Propel ALL THE WAY to a Box Office Record
News: AKA NYC Helps to Propel ALL THE WAY to a Box Office RecordEntertainment marketing agency trades off Bryan Cranston’s “Breaking Bad” star power in its campaign for the Tony Award®-winning drama.
The Broadway production of ALL THE WAY (produced by Jeffrey Richards, Louise Gund and Jerry Frankel) wrapped up its run at the Neil Simon Theatre on June 29th in spectacular fashion, playing to standing room only audiences and grossing over $1.6 million in ticket sales in its last week alone, an all-time record for a straight play. The packed houses served as a fitting crescendo for the show—which earlier won Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Bryan Cranston)—and for AKA NYC the entertainment marketing firm behind its innovative advertising and marketing campaign.
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Digital Arts, Engineering and Entrepreneurial Focused Cogswell College Launches "The Silicon Valley Immersion Experience" Program
News: Digital Arts, Engineering and Entrepreneurial Focused Cogswell College Launches "The Silicon Valley Immersion Experience" ProgramCogswell College, one of the world’s leading institutions offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Arts, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship, has launched a brand new program entitled “The Silicon Valley Immersion Experience.” Now available to entrepreneurs and students on a global scale, Cogswell’s Silicon Valley Immersion Experience program just hosted its first group of participants – a team of entrepreneurs from Turkey. The announcement was made by Dr. Deborah Snyder, president and Chief Academic Officer, Cogswell College.
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Canon Powershot N Digital Camera Honored With The Bronze International Design Excellence Award
News: Canon Powershot N Digital Camera Honored With The Bronze International Design Excellence AwardCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today recognizes that its parent company, Canon Inc., announced the Company’s PowerShot N digital camera (released in April 2013) has been recognized with the Bronze International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) in the Entertainment category by the Industrial Designers Society of America.
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Hawthorne Direct Creates TV Commercials and Videos for Client :DentalPlans, New Campaign Designed to Focus on Customer Engagement
Hawthorne Direct, a full- service Brand Response advertising agency, has created a new TV commercial and several branded videos for its client, :DentalPlans, to support the launch of their new brand. The campaign reflects the company’s focus on customer engagement and a healthy smile for everyone. :DentalPlans has successfully evolved as the largest dental savings plan marketplace, being named to the Inc. 5000 list the past three years running.
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Modus Operandi Launches New Belvedere Website and #knowthedifference Campaign
News: Modus Operandi Launches New Belvedere Website and #knowthedifference CampaignDigital agency Modus Operandi has completed the first major initiative for client Belvedere: a completely redesigned website featuring brand videos conceived by Modus Operandi and directed by Christopher Ferguson via sister company ModOp Films. Part of the #knowthedifference campaign, the website highlights the Collection, Cocktails, Culture and Character of the World’s Original Luxury Vodka. Modus Operandi also manages the Belvedere robust social media channels, providing original content and cultivating conversations surrounding the many facets of Belvedere culture.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Selects Elliot Kotek, Co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as Keynote Speaker
ACM SIGGRAPH announces the selection of Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as the keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 10-14 August 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
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"American Cinematographer" Announces Changes to Editorial Staff Longtime Editor Stephen Pizzello Assumes Dual Roles
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has appointed Stephen Pizzello to serve as editor-in-chief and publisher of its flagship magazine "American Cinematographer." Other editorial appointments include the promotions of Jon Witmer to managing editor, and Rachael Bosley to managing director of the ASC’s website (theasc.com) and social media channels. Andrew Fish has been brought on to serve as associate editor, and Kelly Brinker is the magazine’s new photo editor.
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Stardust Re-Teams with WeChat to Celebrate The World Cup
News: Stardust Re-Teams with WeChat to Celebrate The World CupStardust acted as the fully integrated creative agency + production arm, from initial concept through final distribution, for a new campaign for China's wildly popular messaging app WeChat. The app continues to expand its global reach, kicking off an international ad campaign this month for the World Cup, featuring soccer superstar Neymar Jr.
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Hawthorne Direct Expands Digital Media Marketing Capabilities by Launching Mobile Marketing Unit: Jared Lake Named Director, Digital Media
News: Hawthorne Direct Expands Digital Media Marketing Capabilities by Launching Mobile Marketing Unit: Jared Lake Named Director, Digital MediaHawthorne Direct, a full service Brand Response advertising agency, has expanded its Digital Media Marketing capabilities by launching a Mobile Marketing Unit. Concurrently, Jared Lake, who will spearhead the new unit, has been named Director, Digital Media. Lake will be based in the company’s Los Angeles headquarters, where he will report to George Leon, Hawthorne Direct’s Senior Vice President of Media/Account Management. The announcement was made today by Hawthorne Direct’s Chief Executive Officer, Jessica Hawthorne-Castro.
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Movement Strategy Welcomes Industry Expert Stephen Para as EVP, Chief Growth Officer
News: Movement Strategy Welcomes Industry Expert Stephen Para as EVP, Chief Growth OfficerSocial media agency Movement Strategy is excited to announce the addition of accomplished creative strategist, Stephen Para, as Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer.
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Avid Connects Professional Editing Community Through Support of EditFest London
Respected Industry Event Brings Together an Array of BAFTA®, Oscar® and Emmy® Award-Winning and Nominated Editors
For the second year running, Avid® (OTC:AVID) has signed on as a platinum supporter for the America Cinema Editors (ACE) society's EditFest London taking place at the BFI Southbank on Saturday, 21 June. The event brings together a world-class line-up of editors, providing both established and aspiring film professionals with a rare opportunity to hear the most compelling artists talk about their work and interact with them in an intimate theater setting.
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Adobe Takes Creativity Mobile with New Creative Cloud Connected Apps and Hardware
Sketching, Precision Drawing and Photography Apps Extend Creative Workflow to iPad; SDK Unlocks Over 30 Years of Adobe Innovation for Mobile App Developers
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today unveiled a new suite of mobile apps and complementary hardware that connect Adobe Creative Cloud, the company's flagship offering for creatives worldwide, to iPad. A digital pen, Adobe Ink, and a digital ruler, Adobe Slide, bring true creative freedom and functionality to mobile devices. Adobe Sketch and Adobe Line enable the next generation of sketching and precision drawing on iPad, and are both optimized to support the new hardware. A third app, Adobe Photoshop Mix, offers a new Creative Cloud connected mobile workflow for anyone who wants access to powerful creative imaging tools on their mobile device. Finally, Lightroom mobile is now available for iPhone in addition to iPad, providing the most efficient way to manage and edit images across desktops, mobile devices and the Web.
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DNA’s Christopher Sims Directs Galaxy 11 Campaign for Samsung
News: DNA’s Christopher Sims Directs Galaxy 11 Campaign for SamsungDNA director Christopher Sims teams up with R/GA and internationally celebrated choreographer Jamaica Craft to deliver an inspiring spot for the "Samsung Galaxy 11" campaign centered around football.
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Groupe Média TFO revolutionises operations with IPV Curator
News: Groupe Média TFO revolutionises operations with IPV CuratorCanadian Broadcaster Establishes Multi-Platform Broadcast Architecture, Increases Output & Helps Staff focus on Creative Challenge
Ontario-based Groupe Média TFO (TFO) is migrating away from the traditional linear television channel model, adding online and mobile services to its new multi-platform offering. The broadcaster is employing slicker workflows to increase staff productivity and creativity thanks to advanced, fast turnaround media asset and metadata management technology from Cambridge, England-based IPV.
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The AICP Next Awards Premiere At The NYU Skirball Center
The AICP Next Awards debuted tonight at The NYU Skirball Center in New York City. The AICP Next Awards is one of the tent pole events of AICP Week – which also includes the AICP Directors Lectures Series at MoMA, and the premiere of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial. Gerry Graf, Founder/Chief Creative Officer of Barton F. Graf 9000, served as this year’s AICP Next Awards Judging Chair.
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Stardust Director Seth Epstein Celebrates Father’s Day With Oral B For New, “Small Things” Content Campaign
News: Stardust Director Seth Epstein Celebrates Father’s Day With Oral B For New, “Small Things” Content CampaignThe live-action division at Stardust has just completed an innovative commercial campaign for Oral B, featuring sentimental moments of fathers and their real-life children. Created primarily for Digital and Social Media, the campaign is a series of vignettes that capture tender moments of fathers and their kids in authentic “small moments” of everyday life.
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Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital Future
News: Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital FutureEngine Virtual Film Company, a brand-new, creative content and production company, has been launched by Creative Director/Partner Gary Nueman. Having worked with some of the brightest and most ground-breaking creative agencies in the world, including Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide, Nueman has hand-selected his company’s new Directorial roster which includes the talents of Nueman himself, as well as Noah Harald, David Mahmoudieh, Scott McCullough, Kevin McVey, and Andrew Rydzewski.
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International Cinematographers Guild Selects 18th Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awardees
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has named eight honorees and two honorable mentions for its 18th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA). The ten short films will be premiered at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles on September 28. A New York premiere will follow on October 26 at the School of Visual Arts.
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a52 and Rock Paper Scissors Deliver Stunning New BMW i8 Campaign
News: a52 and Rock Paper Scissors Deliver Stunning New BMW i8 Campaigna52 and Rock Paper Scissors deliver a series of powerful and inspiring commercials for the new BMW i8 in collaboration with Iconoclast Director Gus Van Sant. With VFX Supervisor Andy McKenna and Colorist Paul Yacono in the lead, a52 was able to deliver stunning VFX and color. RPS Editors Angus Wall, Jamie Foord, Grant Surmi, and Austyn Daines cut the campaign.
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Fargo Fever (with Dana Gonzales and Matt Allard) on The Go Creative Show
News: Fargo Fever (with Dana Gonzales and Matt Allard) on The Go Creative ShowOn Ben Consoli's Go Creative Show, Ben speaks with Dana Gonzales, the brilliant cinematographer and Director of Photography for the FX television series FARGO. Dana shares his experience on the set of FARGO and his other work in television and film. Dana also speaks openly about his career and the state of Hollywood today, sharing helpful tips on how to break into the film industry. Plus, Ben and Dana discuss the value of a second unit crew is and how Dana's work on the Academy Award-winning film CRASH became a focal point of the film.
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The Hit House Takes "Neurotic" to a Whole New Level with Release of The "NEUROTIC RE:ACTION" Album
News: The Hit House Takes "Neurotic" to a Whole New Level with Release of The "NEUROTIC RE:ACTION" AlbumTop music production company The Hit House announces the release of the company’s fourth entry in its successful “RE:ACTION” production music library: “NEUROTIC RE:ACTION.”
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Reality Check Systems Boosts “American Idol” Fan Engagement with Real-time Voter Data Visualizations
Reality Check Systems (RCS) reinvigorated audience interactivity for the latest season of "American Idol" by integrating custom software and middleware solutions into one of its Bullet mobile graphics systems to help display and broadcast real-time voter data visualizations throughout the televised competition. With creative direction from production studio FremantleMedia North America and voter data culled by Telescope, a six-person crew of RCS designers, artists and programmers delivered the solutions, which played an integral role in engaging audiences during each broadcast, in under 12 weeks.
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Tekserve, Avid And Apple Present Avid Everywhere Workshop
Experts and Customers to Explore Avid’s New Collaborative Editing Solutions on Thursday, June 5, 2014
Tekserve, a leading provider of technology solutions for creative professionals, along with Avid and Apple is pleased to present an exclusive Avid Everywhere workshop, “Discover the Power of Collaborative Workflows” on June 5 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the French Institute, Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street in Manhattan. Jeff Rosica, Avid’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations will share an exclusive look at Avid Everywhere, Avid’s vision for the future of the media industry.
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NuContext Creative Takes on Rockhard Directorial Roster For TV Promos/Branded Content; Completes “Big Freedia: Queen Of Bounce” Season 2 Campaign
News: NuContext Creative Takes on Rockhard Directorial Roster For TV Promos/Branded Content; Completes “Big Freedia: Queen Of Bounce” Season 2 CampaignLed by Company Founder/Executive Creative Director Angela Guice, NuContext Creative has taken on the Rockhard Directorial roster for representation in television promos and branded content. Together, NuContext and Rockhard Director Robert Hales have just completed the Season 2 launch campaign for “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce,” Fuse’s number one original series of all time.
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Belvedere Vodka Names Modus Operandi Global Digital Agency of Record
Belvedere Vodka, the world’s original luxury vodka and a part of Moet Hennessey, today announced a global partnership with digital agency Modus Operandi. As global digital agency of record, Modus Operandi will manage Belvedere’s digital channels; mobile, social and web. As part of the collaboration, Modus Operandi and Belvedere’s brand team will support the launch of its “Know the Difference” 2014 campaign.
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Shade VFX Signs Leading VFX Supervisor Everett Burrell
News: Shade VFX Signs Leading VFX Supervisor Everett BurrellShade Completes Work on "Chef," "Amazing Spider-Man 2" And "Million Dollar Arm"
Bryan Godwin, CEO shade VFX, announced today that leading Visual Effects Supervisor Everett Burrell will join shade VFX on May 21st. Burrell will work on both feature film and television projects in both of shade’s locations -- Los Angeles and New York. Burrell departs LOOK Effects to join shade’s management team of Vice President/Executive Producer David Van Dyke and Business Development Executive Lisa Maher and will report to Godwin, shade’s Founder, Owner and Visual Effects Supervisor.
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American Cinema Editors Unveils EditFest London Lineup
News: American Cinema Editors Unveils EditFest London LineupPopular Event Returns for its Second Year With a World-Class Lineup of Editors
EditFest London makes its second appearance in the UK on 21 June 2014, when a lineup of top film and television editors will be on hand to share their insights and experiences in the art of editing. This year, American Cinema Editors (A.C.E.) will present the popular daylong event at London's BFI Southbank.
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Tickets to 2014 AICP Week Now Available AICP Week Base Camp Opens June 10th
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), today announced that tickets for 2014 AICP Week are now available. AICP Week will take place from June 10th-June 12th at various locations in New York City and will be headlined by the premieres of the 2014 AICP Next Awards, the Directors Lecture Series and the AICP Show: The Art and Technique of the American Commercial. Miller also announced the debut of AICP Week Base Camp, which will serve as a central location for the week, featuring educational panels and discussions, as well as a meeting place and hospitality hub for those attending any of the AICP Week tent pole events. Discussion topics at Base Camp include: panels with the AICP Next Awards Jury Presidents and Integrated Campaign winners; a session with the AICP Show Curators, as well as panels on Digital Best Practices and cameras and workflow.
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HBO Archives’ Life Around Us Time-Life Films Series Fully Restored
HBO Archives® announced today that for the first time ever, clip licensing will be available from the completely restored 26 episode educational documentary series “Life Around Us,” the groundbreaking series produced by Time-Life Films from 1968-1971.
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Tekserve To Host Gathering Of The Gear Event At Retail Store
Audio Technology Fair Gives Customers Unique Access to Top Audio Vendors on Thursday, May 22, 2014
Tekserve, a leading provider of technology solutions for creative professionals is hosting its "Gathering of the Gear" event, an audio fair on Thursday, May 22, 2014, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event, with support by media partner WBGO, will take place at the Tekserve retail store, located at 119 West 23rd Street in New York City.
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SMPTE® at the 2014 NAB Show
SMPTE has accomplished much over the past 12 months, with significant achievements in the three pillars of the Society: membership, education, and standards. While the Society was able to highlight progress in standards areas including ultra high-definition, cinema sound and immersive audio, and integration of information technology into the industry, SMPTE also showcased its ongoing work to provide both members and non-members with unique opportunities to engage with other professionals in discussion of the technical advances and business strategies driving the industry forward.
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Big Block Live Concepts Comedically Powerful ‘Model Prank’ Video for Save The Children
News: Big Block Live Concepts Comedically Powerful ‘Model Prank’ Video for Save The ChildrenCreative studio and production company Big Block Live debuted a comical video with a powerful message for non-profit organization, Save The Children, this morning at 8:00 AM EDT. Written and directed by Big Block Live’s creative director duo, Josh Ruben and Vincent Peone (Josh + Vince), the video serves an alternative approach to gaining visibility and awareness for Save The Children’s Mothers’ Day campaign to provide financial support for mothers and children in conflict-ridden countries around the world.
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loyalkaspar Reveals "Morgan Spurlock Inside Man" For CNN
News: loyalkaspar Reveals "Morgan Spurlock Inside Man" For CNNCNN recently tapped entertainment branding agency loyalkaspar to create a multi-platform marketing campaign for the second season of the popular CNN Original Series "Morgan Spurlock Inside Man," hosted and produced by the Oscar®-nominated documentary filmmaker. Premiering Sunday, April 13th at 10:00 p.m. ET, the one-hour weekly series tackles a wide range of subjects that are part of the national conversation in the U.S., including personal privacy, income disparity, America’s obsession with pets, and the big business of college athletics.
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Reality Check Systems Expands On-Air Creativity for Sky Sport Deutschland F1® Coverage
News: Reality Check Systems Expands On-Air Creativity for Sky Sport Deutschland F1® CoverageIn preparation for the 2014 Formula One® (F1) racing season, Reality Check Systems (RCS) upgraded its Uppercut production system for Sky Sport Deutschland as part of a three-year engagement designed to streamline the network's live broadcasts and minimize production overhead. To bring advanced digital video effects (DVE) capabilities to Sky Sport's existing Uppercut system, which RCS originally developed and installed for the network last year, RCS' Steven Heimbold led a five-person team in designing innovative state logic software to simplify 3D DVE transitions and broaden creative graphics capabilities on Uppercut for Sky Sport's remote F1 productions.
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Ant Farm Wins Seven 2014 Game Marketing Awards
News: Ant Farm Wins Seven 2014 Game Marketing AwardsAnt Farm, one of Hollywood’s leading entertainment and brand marketing agencies, was a big winner at last night’s 2014 Game Marketing Awards held in San Francisco. Having been nominated for nine awards, the creative agency won a total of seven honors, including a Gold Award for Best Showing at a Trade Event: E3 Experience Activision/Blizzard Entertainment.
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NuContext Creative Acquires Trigger Happy; Launches New Digital & Print Division, Headed by VP Mikael Tyrsen
News: NuContext Creative Acquires Trigger Happy; Launches New Digital & Print Division, Headed by VP Mikael TyrsenRight on the heels of opening its New York office earlier this year; the team at NuContext Creative, led by Company Founder/Executive Producer Angela Guice, have acquired Trigger Happy and launched its new digital and print division, headed by Mikael Tyrsen. Under the management of Tyrsen, the new division’s capabilities include: print, mobile, apps, games, prototyping, web, and social including strategy and viral applications.
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"Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"
News: "Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"Big Block Creates Futuristic Drone Squadron for Subaru and DDB Canada
Bicoastal digital production and design studio Big Block produced the live action shoot, virtual obstacle course and animated drone fleet for the television, cinema and online commercial “Subaru WRX STI vs. the Drones.” To show off the 2015 Subaru WRX STI’s best-in-its-class high performance power and impeccable control, DDB Canada’s Toronto office developed the concept of a futuristic autocross course made of CG drone quadcopters to challenge the WRX STI with real-time precision driving.
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SMPTE® Extends Access to Society Resources With Launch of Mobile App
Free App Provides Direct Access to SMPTE's Membership, Education, and Standards Resources on Smart Devices
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 release of its new mobile application for use with iOS, Android, and Web-based operating systems.
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Stardust Employs “Social Filmmaking”for New, 7-Eleven Commercial Campaign
News: Stardust Employs “Social Filmmaking”for New, 7-Eleven Commercial CampaignThe creative team at Stardust has just completed an innovative commercial campaign for 7-Eleven, featuring the iconic Slurpee. Created primarily for broadcast, the campaign is a Social Media-inspired collage of stills, video, and stop-motion sequences that capture the spirit of a “Slurpee Summer.”
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DAS Unveils Initial Lineup of Experts and Case Studies from Real World Digital Asset Projects
Multi-Industry Experts Look at the Lifecycle of Assets from Production Through Rights Management
AMIA has announced the preliminary lineup for its popular Digital Asset Symposium (DAS). DAS will be held on May 15 & 16, 2014 at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood, CA.
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Ross Video Acquires Unreel LLC—and Makes The Studio of The Future Available Now
Today, Ross Video announced that it has acquired Massachusetts-based Unreel LLC, a leading augmented reality (AR) and virtual set (VS) solutions provider. The acquisition makes Ross Video the only company in the broadcast industry that’s able to offer a single-vendor turnkey AR/VS studio solution. This state-of-the-art “Studio of the Future” will be on display at NAB 2014.
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Avid Previews Breakthrough Audio Innovations, Delivering on Avid Everywhere Vision
Company Shows How New Cloud Collaboration Workflows, Online Marketplace, and Open Metadata Schema for Pro Tools Software Will Make Avid Everywhere a Reality for Audio
NAB (Booth #SU902) -- Avid(R) (OTC:AVID) today previewed pro audio innovations supporting the Avid Everywhere(TM) strategic vision for the media and entertainment industry, that will help audio professionals connect, create, and collaborate in more powerful, efficient, and profitable ways. The company unveiled cloud collaboration workflows, an online marketplace, and an open metadata schema that empowers audio professionals to easily work together with remote contributors, manage projects and media, and find new outlets for content monetization.
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VHX Selects Aspera for High-Speed Video Ingest
VHX, a Direct-To-Fan Digital Distribution Platform for Video, Uses Aspera on Demand to Overcome Bottlenecks in File Upload Speeds to The Cloud
Aspera, Inc., an IBM Company and creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed, today announced that VHX, a direct-to-fan digital distribution platform for premium video, has deployed Aspera On Demand to quickly and securely transfer full-length feature films and other video content from filmmakers directly into their cloud-based platform, significantly reducing the time it takes to make content available online.
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Accomplice Media’s Sherpas Cinema Creates an Epic Adventure for RAM Trucks and The Richards Group
News: Accomplice Media’s Sherpas Cinema Creates an Epic Adventure for RAM Trucks and The Richards GroupDirector Eric Crosland and the Creators of “Into the Mind” and “All.I.Can” Apply Their Wizardry as Extreme Filmmakers to a Commercial Celebrating Those Who Take on Winter’s Greatest Challenges.
The majesty and the brutality of winter is captured in awe-inspiring fashion in a new national ad campaign for RAM Trucks. Directed by Eric Crosland of Sherpas Cinema for The Richards Group, "High Octane" is an homage to avalanche techs and highway crews who work to keep mountain roads passable for all including athletes in the face of dense snow, blinding winds and bone-chilling cold. Trucks equipped with snow plows blast through six-foot drifts; helicopter crews use explosives to trigger massive avalanches. “You are the right-of-way,” intones Sam Elliott in the voice-over. “You are a 6.4 liter abominable snowman with ice in your veins.” The spot employs the tagline, “Guts. Glory. RAM.”
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Technicolor Launches Creative District, an Online Professional Network for Filmmakers and Creative Professionals to Collaborate and #Createmore
Creative District Offers Grants in Support of Worthy Projects Profiled on its Network
Creative District, a venture backed by Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH; OTCQX: TCLRY), launches today an online professional network for filmmakers and other creative professionals to connect, collaborate, display and develop their projects. The platform offers creatives a new networking experience to establish and maintain valuable professional relationships online. Whether users are looking to hire a team, get feedback on their project, or acquire the right gear or location, Creative District is designed to connect them to the right people at the right time to get their projects done.
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The Cortez Brothers Voice “I'm In/Tengo Un Plan” for Covered California
Campaign for the Affordable Care Act Highlights Everyday People
Creative multicultural production company The Cortez Brothers, in partnership with agencies Weber Shandwick and Axis, has produced a new campaign to promote California's enrollment in the Affordable Care Act. Titled “I’m In/Tengo Un Plan,” the bilingual campaign (English/Spanish) consists of 12 on-air spots – the first of which debuted during the Oscars telecast. The campaign is also reaching Californians via billboards, transit ads, print media, web and social media.
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Hostage’s Ruben Latre Directs Compelling Samsung Social Responsibility Campaign
News: Hostage’s Ruben Latre Directs Compelling Samsung Social Responsibility CampaignFor the second year in a row, Samsung selected Ruben Latre of Hostage Films to direct and shoot the media campaign dedicated to its international social responsibility service. Latre travelled to Istanbul, Turkey to film "The Samsung Academy", a vocational training program giving opportunities to young men and women from low-income families.
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Shotgun Integrates Perforce; Unifies Production Management and Source Control for Games Studios
Shotgun/Perforce integration is a free software update to Shotgun’s Pipeline Toolkit for all clients. Built on Shotgun’s open platform, it can be easily modified and customized to meet any team’s requirements.
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ABS To Design, Integrate HD Upgrade of Television Production Facilities at San Jose State University
News: ABS To Design, Integrate HD Upgrade of Television Production Facilities at San Jose State UniversityProfessional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced it has been contracted to provide a comprehensive HD upgrade of the video production facilities for the School of Journalism and Mass Communications (JMC) at San Jose State University in San Jose, Calif. ABS will design, procure, and install the system, which should be completed in April.
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MAXON 3D Software Solutions and Creativity Take Center Stage at 2014 NAB Show, Las Vegas, April 7 – 10, 2014 (Booth# SL 8620)
Digital Artists Showcase the Role of Cinema 4D in Visual Effects, Motion Graphics and Design; Booth Presentations Streaming Live on c4dlive.com
MAXON invites convention attendees to stop by its exhibitor booth, #SL 8620, at the 2014 NAB Show®, “…the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums…”, April 7 – 10, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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‘Salute,’ Porchlight Director Peter Zavadil’s Moving Spot, Sweeps The AAF Awards Winning Six Top ADDYs & Garners Two Wins At The 2014 NGA Creative Choice Awards
News: ‘Salute,’ Porchlight Director Peter Zavadil’s Moving Spot, Sweeps The AAF Awards Winning Six Top ADDYs & Garners Two Wins At The 2014 NGA Creative Choice AwardsPorchlight is proud to announce that ‘Salute,' a moving patriotic spot directed and edited by Peter Zavadil for The Tombras Group and Food City, received a total of eight top awards, incuding six ADDYs from the AAF’s American Advertising Awards and two from the National Grocers Association (NGA) 2014 Creative Choice Awards, to date.
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Grass Valley Is Future-Ready at NAB 2014
Introduces Future-Ready Production Solutions and Enhancements Across its Entire Product Line
Consumer demand for exceptional viewing performance and quality is soaring, and new standards such as UHD/4K are driving the need for higher resolutions and higher frame rates throughout the broadcast distribution chain. Grass Valley® solves the challenges these new formats present with innovative updates across its entire product line at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas from April 7-10, 2014. Grass Valley (booth SL206) will demonstrate large scale, future-ready production solutions that enable the creation and manipulation of higher resolution and higher frame rate content, alongside seamless workflows that offer multiplatform content development and distribution with remote capabilities.
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Peter Taylor "Gravity" Wins Camera Operator of the Year for Feature Film and Don Devine "Mad Men" Wins Camera Operator of the Year for Television at the Society of Camera Operators 2014 Lifetime Achievement Awards
In Memoriam Tribute to 27-Year-Old Assistant Camerawoman, Sarah Jones
The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) tonight announced winners of the Camera Operator of the Year Awards in film and television at its 2014 Annual Lifetime Achievement Awards. Additional honors were presented to previously announced recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Distinguished Service Award, Historical Shot, Technical Achievement Award and President’s Award during the black-tie event in Herscher Hall at the Skirball Cultural Center. The event took place before an audience of 500, including SOC and International Cinematographer Guild (ICG) members, industry executives and press. SOC Vice President and Awards Executive Producer David Frederick, SOC, presided over the event with emcee Bruce Carse. All proceeds from the show are donated to the Vision Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. The honor was accepted by Dr. Thomas Lee, Director of the Retinal Center.
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cinec – International Trade Fair for Cine Equipment and Technology
The Film Industry of The Future Will Consist of More Than Just Digital Technology
It is clear that the fields of computer and film are increasingly merging but there is more involved than just the bare hardware; the business models are also changing. This year’s cinec and the cineCongress will focus on this issue as well as showcasing the benefits and advantages of new technologies. Exhibitors can still benefit from the early bird discount.
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Hawthorne Direct VP of Marketing Gene Silverman Featured During Digital Hollywood/New York Media Summit in New York City
News: Hawthorne Direct VP of Marketing Gene Silverman Featured During Digital Hollywood/New York Media Summit in New York CityGene Silverman, Vice President of Marketing with Hawthorne Direct, a full service brand response advertising agency, was a featured panelist March 5 in New York City, during the Digital Hollywood/New York Media Summit industry event held at the McGraw-Hill Building.
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Filmworkers Nashville Supports Award-Winning Campaigns for Lewis Communications and The Buntin Group
News: Filmworkers Nashville Supports Award-Winning Campaigns for Lewis Communications and The Buntin GroupFacility Provides Editorial, Visual Effects and Color Grading Services for ADDY and EMMY-Winning Work for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, the Tennessee Lottery and Chinet.
The advertising awards season is in full swing and Filmworkers, Nashville, is proud to have contributed to a number of local and regional campaigns that are bringing home the gold.
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Acorn Productions Ltd Announces Two Major New BBC1 Dramas for Agatha Christie's 125th Celebration Year
RLJ Entertainment Oversees Extraordinary Raft of Developments Across Platform, Bringing the Christie Brand to New Audiences
Acorn Productions Ltd today (Friday 28 February) announces that BBC1 has commissioned two significant new drama adaptations to bring Agatha Christie masterpieces to a new generation:
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Imaginary Forces Adds Matt Sung as Interactive Creative Director
News: Imaginary Forces Adds Matt Sung as Interactive Creative DirectorImaginary Forces has signed Interactive Creative Director Matt Sung. Sung comes to Imaginary Forces from Razorfish, where he served as Associate Creative Director and design lead for the 2013 responsive website redesign of Mercedes-Benz USA (mbusa.com). Prior to that, Sung was a Design Director at Scripps Networks Digital for Food Network and Cooking Channel.
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Radley Looks Toward Sochi with Hilton Olympic Campaign
News: Radley Looks Toward Sochi with Hilton Olympic CampaignAs some of the greatest athletes in the world slip, slide and glide their way toward gold in Sochi, Radley is celebrating the Winter Olympics with four inspiring mini-documentaries for Hilton’s Honors program. The studio followed four top Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls – Figure Skater Ashley Wagner, Speed Skater Patrick Meek, Hockey Player Meghan Agosto-Marciano and Ski Racer Alana Nichols – on their mission to compete in the games. Radley was responsible for shooting, editing, design and animation for broadcast, digital, in-room, social, print and PR elements of the "Be A Weekender" campaign.
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Twist Signs Worldwide Creative Collective: Tomato
News: Twist Signs Worldwide Creative Collective: TomatoCreative Alliance Expands Both Companies Internationally
Under the leadership and vision of Twist Executive Producer Amyliz Pera, based in Manhattan, the well known and highly respected national production company has entered into a U.S. representation and production agreement with multi-award winning design and film collective Tomato.
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LumaForge, Canon USA , Seiki and Corning Inc. to Demonstrate High Performance 4K/UHDTV Workflow
Combining the 4K resolution of Canon’s EOS C500 camera with the stunning detail of Seiki’s 65-inch UHDTV and Corning’s optical Thunderbolt™ cabling, LumaForge will demonstrate a high performance 4K video workflow at the annual HPA Tech Retreat.
At the annual Tech Retreat of the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) to be held in Palm Springs on February 17th through 21st, 2014, LumaForge, Canon, Seiki and Corning will present a highly efficient and cost-effective 4K workflow for the capture, finishing and display of UHDTV content.
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2014 NAB Show Preview: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) Booth L30
SMPTE at The 2014 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC): The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound, produced in partnership with SMPTE, will offer attendees the opportunity to learn from and engage with leading figures in the motion picture business. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, the digital library, the success of the past year's educational conferences, and new products including the CamWhite pocket chart for white-balancing. The Society continues to support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through both scholarships and social events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society's popular ice cream social, which last year drew 70 students, and at the SMPTE booth.
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Director Ruben Latre of Hostage Films Helms Verizon "Potential of Us" Digital Campaign
News: Director Ruben Latre of Hostage Films Helms Verizon "Potential of Us" Digital CampaignVerizon's "Potential of Us" digital and social media campaign challenges communities to reach their full potential, with the help of Verizon products and services. Ruben Latre of Hostage Films was tapped to direct and photograph the commercial and print assets for the campaign, which features Keke Palmer and Morris Chestnut engaging communities with challenges that connect people and inspire change.
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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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Union Editorial’s Jim Haygood Cuts the Superbowl "Hugfest" for Honda
Bruce Willis shows his soft side in this Honda Superbowl entry, encouraging a “Hugfest” among viewers. The message, of course, is that the safety of your loved ones is of paramount importance. “That’s why Honda builds more top safety-rated cars in America than any other brand.” The payoff is the needy, desperate embrace the action star receives from SNL alum Fred Armisen. Craig Gillespie of MJZ directed the commercial, cut by Jim Haygood of Union. Additional editorial credits include Dylan Firshein as assistant editor, with Michael Raimondi executive producing and Joe Ross producing. The Online Producer was Logan Aires and Jay Friedkin served as Editor Social/Online Videos.
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NAB Show Unveils First 10 Startups Selected to Participate in 2nd Annual SPROCKIT Program
Program Spotlights Game-Changers in the Media and Entertainment Market
NAB Show organizers today announced the first round of startups selected to participate in SPROCKIT 2014. These startup companies will collaborate with and present before influencers and decision-makers in media and entertainment at the 2014 NAB Show, the world's leading convention for professionals who create, manage and distribute entertainment across all media platforms, scheduled for April 5-10 2014 in Las Vegas.
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LXR & Co. Brings Vintage Designer Goods to New York with Permanent Retail Boutique; Introduces Collaboration with Artist Mike Frederiqo & Fashion Film by Jenna Elizabeth
Leading Provider of Designer Vintage Accessories, LXR & Co., Hosts SoHo Flagship Store Opening and the Re-Opening of Its “Birkin Bar” with Co-Host & DJ Hannah Bronfman, Artist Mike Frederiqo and Filmmaker Jenna Elizabeth
The luxury vintage curators of LXR & Co. are pleased to announce the official grand opening of their flagship store in New York’s SoHo area at 112 Wooster Street. After a successful two-month run as a pop-up boutique for the 2013 holiday season, best known for the “Birkin Bar,” LXR & Co. has permanently opened their doors on February 4th, 2014, just in time to kick of New York Fashion Week. The opening night celebrations, hosted by DJ and “It” girl, Hannah Bronfman, unveiled unique custom designed artwork by Mike Frederiqo as well as a conceptual fashion film directed by Jenna Elizabeth.
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Rock Paper Scissors and a52 Give Time Warner Cable the Star Treatment
News: Rock Paper Scissors and a52 Give Time Warner Cable the Star TreatmentRock Paper Scissors Editor Biff Butler and an a52 VFX team led by Andy McKenna deliver a star-studded Super Bowl spot via Ogilvy & Mather New York. The result is an energetic, star-studded :60 for Time Warner Cable.
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Super Bowl XLVIII: Sugar’s Smith Delivers Overnight Fame For A Gourmet Granny For H-E-B
News: Super Bowl XLVIII: Sugar’s Smith Delivers Overnight Fame For A Gourmet Granny For H-E-BSugar Film Production director Chris Smith soars a sweet granny to nationwide culinary stardom in the charming :60 H-E-B 2014 Super Bowl Spot, “Milly,” out of The Richards Group. The spot features an elderly woman who daydreams of her path to foodie notoriety by winning H-E-B’s ‘Quest for Texas Best’ with her delectable Bacon Jam selected as the grocery chain’s next Primo Pick. In her reveries, she envisions being stalked for selfies by the likes of Troy Aiken, making headline news, the dedication of a statue of her own likeness, earning a key to the state of Texas and a papa-razzi fanfare upon the landing of her own private jet.
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Gerry Graf of Barton F. Graf 9000 To Chair The 2014 AICP Next Awards Judging Panel
Call For Entries Now Open
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), today announced that Gerry Graf, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Barton F. Graf 9000, will serve as the 2014 AICP Next Awards Judging Chair, and Master of Ceremonies at the AICP Next Awards presentation. The AICP Next Awards will be held at the NYU Kimmel Center on Tuesday, June 10th. It is the kickoff event for AICP Week, which also includes the AICP Show:
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Reality Check Systems Powers Super Bowl XLVIII Live Coverage
News: Reality Check Systems Powers Super Bowl XLVIII Live CoverageDeploys 24 Turnkey “Bullet” Systems and Delivers Custom Interactive Graphics Solutions for On-Air Broadcasts
As Super Bowl XLVIII coverage kicks off this week, customized technology solutions and dynamic on-air graphics packages from Reality Check Systems (RCS) are in play for the 8th consecutive year across major networks such as NFL Network, ESPN and DirecTV. 24 RCS “Bullet” custom hardware/software mobile graphics systems, including a “Twitter Bullet” module, to incorporate live Tweets into broadcast graphics, are currently in the field and will remain in use until the completion of the game. Several Super Bowl-related broadcasts, including NFL Network’s live international feed of the game, will also feature graphics packages built and powered by RCS’ in-house team.
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First Wave TV Signs Director Kit Lynch-Robinson
News: First Wave TV Signs Director Kit Lynch-RobinsonNY-based First Wave TV has signed London-based director Kit Lynch-Robinson for U.S. representation. His diverse portfolio reflects the essence of visual storytelling, as Lynch-Robinson has crafted emotionally engaging work for top brands such as Google, Samsung, Ikea, McDonald’s and Peugeot. An early adapter of digital content, Kit’s nuanced work has earned notable viral reach for content encompassing documentary, scripted comedy and action genres.
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Big Block Live Announces New Director Signings
News: Big Block Live Announces New Director SigningsBig Block Live to Represent Modern Storytellers Josh + Vince, GHOST+COW and Joe Sabia
Big Block Live has announced its first directorial roster, signing directors Josh + Vince, GHOST+COW and Joe Sabia for exclusive representation in North America. Collectively, these are writer/directors who create integrated campaigns across all platforms, who know how to build and captivate audiences and who understand the importance of distribution and destination to story.
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Hawthorne Direct Launches New, Monthly "Spotlight on Branding" Podcast Series, Jan. 21st;
News: Hawthorne Direct Launches New, Monthly "Spotlight on Branding" Podcast Series, Jan. 21st;First Podcast by Agency Founder Tim Hawthorne Entitled "Are You Really Measuring Your Social Media Performance?"
Hawthorne Direct, a full service brand response advertising agency, has launched a new, monthly Podcast series entitled “Spotlight on Branding,” announced COO Jessica Hawthorne-Castro of Hawthorne Direct.
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Creative Social NY Presents... We Welcome Characters!
News: Creative Social NY Presents... We Welcome Characters!‘Creative Social’ is launching in New York next Tuesday 2nd October, 7.30pm @ LBi with a fun filled evening themed around 'Characters'. Come and hear Sanky (Creative Partner, AllofUs), Fefa Romano (CD at Naked Brasil), Fredrik Carlstrom (CEO of C&CO) and Ale Lariu (Founder of Shesays) share their stories about the importance and influence of characters on the creative industry, real and fictional, from their perspectives.
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